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I vsa tJOE I. CKATVFOUD SAYS THERE HAS BKKX NO, COMPROMISE. (F, W Taylor Must Meet and Endrn* the Full Sentence of the Courts—The State OMccrs Hare Not Agreed to Mitigate His Sentence—All Assertion! to the Con trary are False. To the Public)—-I trust I may tie be tieved when I say that it is Mrerue !y distasteful to me to occupy news paper Bpace with a statement of facts tn regard to the Taylor case, and that it is through no desire to create sensational discussion that I make one at this time. However, the case is one in which the people of South Dakota are the real parties in interest, and they are entitled to know, whenever the infor mation can be given without prejudice, nil the facts in connection with the management of the litigation. It «hould be given honestly and without reference to personal or partizan in terests. I here fcttrmpt bo make »uch a statement simply and briefly. shall sign it. L9t him who contra dicts enter the denial over his own jignature in the same way. The authorities of South Dakota first learned that Taylor was a de faulter on January 9, 1805. We now know that from the reports of the de tectives, verified by Taylor himself, that he left Chicago on January 3, and was not within the United States, but in Havana, Cuba, when the de dication became known January 9. The legislature, the state officers and the people of the state generally, were completely stunned and surpris ed by the news on January 9. They were dazed, many were incredulous and refused to believe that Taylor had run away. Notwithstanding this, however, a joint resolution was passed the first day of the session offering ?2,0u0 re ward for Taylor, and news of the off er was telegraphed all over the United States on January 10. On that very day opened the negotiations with the Pinkerton's detective agency for the purpose of employing them in the tuatter. We found that the Pinkertons would not work for a reward, and •that in order to employ them a con bract must oe made at a fixed price amounting to $8 per day for each man, and his actual necessary expen ses. This fact was promptly reported to the legislature in executive session, and a bill appropriating $10,000 for employment of the detectives and the prosecution of criminal suits and suits outside the state upon Taylor's bond was agreed upon and regularly passed through the houses and agreed to by the governor. This bill was rushed through just as rapidly as the limita tions in the constitution would per mit. As soon as its passage was assured a contract was entered into between the state and the Pinkerton •agency, and five experts were put to work. Taylor had covered his tracks very skillfully and had in various ways misled the authorities and it was several weeks befor° a tangible clue was discovered as to the correct •trail. One of Pinkerton's men, however, •struck the trail in February and •reached Havana March 6, about sixty days behind Taylor. I then ordered the Pinkertons to put the best man in their service upon this trail and fol low it, no matter where it took him, until we ordered him to stop, and to dismiss all other men. 1 did this to save unnecessary and reckless expense, as I was satisfied we were on the right track, and one good man could follow it better than more than one. This detective followed Taylor from Havana through Mexico and Central America, thence to Kingston, Jamaica with a faithfulness '•hat deserves something more than condemnation. He has been economical in his ex penses, and has rendered from time to time an itemized statement account ing for every penny expended. He left Havana March 14 and followed Taylor's meandering trail as above stated, arriving at Kingston, Jamaica, May 4. He remained for some days on the island searching for his man, who had covered his tracks with great skill, but finally satisfied himself that Taylor left Kingston for Barbadoes, en route to Brazil and he therefore left for Barbadoes May 17 and arrived there on May 20. He then went on to Martinique, West Indies, from which place we recalled him. Since his return Taylor has been allowed to examine some of the re ports of this detective. After doing so he admits that he was more close ly followed than he thought when he made his first statement to the press. He says he came north to the United •States upon leaving Kingston, which may be true, and I am satisfied that the detectives would have found that tact out and would have followed him here. This is a correct history of the de tective service in this case. Next as to the suit on Taylor's bond, and between that day and the 20th of January every bit of proper ty in the state which could be discov ered belonging to Taylor and his bondsmen was attached, and person al service was made of the summons upon all resident defendants, and ser vice by publication begun upon non resident defendants. After this was ione lawyers were retained in New York City and Lafayette, Ind., and fuits begun there against John T. Mc Shesney and William Taylor. In the suit against the defendants in this state a very strong and de termined effort was made to obtain «, change of Venue from Hushes county to Spink county, where a majority of the bondsmen reside. This failed, and the state took numerous depositions and prepared the case for trial at the Mav term of circuit court at Pierre. ISI with the other defendants for conspir acy to cheat and defraud. After the above proceedings at the May term of court, here, I was asked by a friend of Taylor's whether I would be willing to give him a warrant for Taylor's arrest, and pay the actual expenses of a man who would go to the place where Taylor was in hiding and bring him to Pierre. He said that Taylor's father and mother w«re getting old and wanted to see him before they died, and that they thought it better for him to come back and plead guilty, and bethought Taylor would come. He wanted the warrant lor protection against sharks who would try to arrest Taylor and claim the reward. I expressed confi dence that we would get Taylor through the detectives, and he re marked that we probably would in time, but this would save us a large amount of expense, and that they did not ask that any vigilance on the part of the state be relaxed. I could not refuse this and thus take the risk of possibly losing trace of Taylor, so I agreed to it. In response to an in quiry I said that if Taylor came back in this way and would make a full and complete confession of all the facts connected with the crime and plead guilty, with evidence of peni tence, I would recommend him to the mercy of the court. I then procured a certificate or commission for his arrest under the seal of the state and gave it to the man. I did not know who was to go after Taylor, but sup posed it was some member of his family—never did know until I saw Sullivan with him at Wolsey. So far as Judge Gaffy agreeing 3 any particular sentence, or Gov ernor Sheldon agreeing in writing or any manner to pardon Taylor, I have to say that there is no truth in it whatever. Judge Gaffy io not the sort of a judge nor the sort of man to pass upon or decide any case un til it is before him in all its bearings, and the person who would have the termerity to approach the judge of this circuit court with a proposition of that kind, would not be likely, in my judgment, to repeat the attempt. It is true the extremest penalty un der the criminal code of this state for appropriating funds received by a public officer as defined in sections 0098 and 6212 of the compiled laws, is imprisonment in the penitentiary not exceeding five years. No lawyer probably, who reads section 1065 carefully will undertake to say it is val id. This, however, is for the circuit court to decide and not me. I have had 3ome professional talks withat.torney 8 on the other side in these cases during their negotiation which was along the lines above named, and that is all there is to that. Tay lor is here, he will plead guilty, and neither he nor any person on either side of the case can say that he knows what the judge will decide to do. Now as to the settlement of the suit on Taylor's bond: One of the bondsmen came to Pierre recently and spent some days here. He solicited several interviews with nie, in which he proposed several schemes for settling up the Taylor claim. From him and from Taylor and from all other sources of inquiry that have been open to me, it seems that Taylor, at the time of his flient, left §45,000 with him that the bal ance of the large amounts received by Taylor during November and Decem ber was practically all used in payine off various obligations which Taylor had contracted earlier in the year, in cluding notes indorsed by his father and moneys paid out in his deals at Newton, 111. I am unable so far to find anything with which to contro vert his statement. They also admit that several thousand dollars has been collected by Taylar's trustee since the property was turned over to him, and that he has aboit $25,000 in his hands as cash. One of the propositions made to mo wns that the state accept this cash and all the property of Taylor and everything field by this trustee in satisfaction of the judgment. I promptly and em phatitally refused to entertain such a proposition for a moment. I was then asked as to what kind of an arrangement I would be williag to make, and I said this: That if the bondsmen would pro cure the payment of the cash in the hands of the trustee, claimed to be about $52,000 and enough more ctsh to make the cash sum of $100,000, into the treasury of this state, I would then agree to take the list of all the real estate, notesf mortgages, certificate's of deposit, mining stocks, Illinois farm and Chicago lots—o which property there is a vast amount—present it to the board of appraisement of school and public lands, which consists of Auditor Hip pie, Commissioner Lockliart and Governor Sheldon—I am not a mem ber of it at all—and have them ex amine the property title, location, character etc., and have them ap praise the property upon a iair and liberal basis, taking into considera tion the fact that the state might have to carry some of the lands for several years before selling in order to get its money out of it and that we would then issue execution upon the judgment and sell this property at the agreed figure and apply it to the satisfaction of the judgment that I wanted them to get a quit laim deed from Northwester mort gage Trust company, authorized by the board of directors of that com pany, conveying all the property of that company which I had attached in behalf of the state and that I be lieved that all this property so sold, with the cash payment $100,000, would substantially satisfy the judg ment. This is just exactly what the state is required by the law to do. The con stitution of the state permits no com promise, and the legislature last winter enacted a law which provides that in all civil actions where the state plaintiff and recovers judgment and issues an execution, the same board which appraises school and public lands shall determine the price at which thb state may bid in the prop erty levied upon. Not a single mem ber of this board has seen a list of this property, or directly or indirectly When the case was called for trial at the opening of the May term, the de fendants applied for a continuance' oyer the entire term, which was de nied and the case set for trial May 28. They then attempted to lvmove it to the federal court and failed in this, and the case was tried and judgment obtained for $344,277.45 and has been duly entered. Upon the suit in New York against John T. McChesney, the defendant answered and counsel for the state moved to strike out most of the answer as incompetent and irrelev ant. Ttlis motion was denied in the court below and the state appealed. The appellate court has reversed this decision and ordered that the motion to strike out be sustained. So that there is little in McChesney's answer except the allegation, that the short age occurred during Taylor's first term. The authorities found that in the last days of December, 1894, Taylor .and his b-other-in-law Benedict had transferred to one Charles H. Wells in Chicago, 111., all of the real estate be longing to the Northwestern Mortgage Trust company, of which Taylor was president, and all the real estate be longing to Taylor and his wife and A. C. Mellette situated within this state, in trust for some purpose whicn did not appear on the face of the deeds also, that early in January the de fendants, McChesney, Beard, Brooks, IC.iser, Morris, Labrie and several others had recorded deeds purporting to transfer their property. An action was at once instituted by the state to set aside all these deeds, covering a vast amount of real estate scattered over some thirty counties in the state, as fraudulent and voiJ. Service by publication and personal has been made and completed, and the action is at issue. This is the status of the civil suits. The legislature appointed a commit tee to investigate the defalcation of Taylor and a g«—s many witnesses were summoned and examined. The report of that committee has been published and need not be commented on by me. It appears, however, from evidence obtained by that committee and ad missions made by D. K. Tenney and others, that just before Taylor ran away, he placed all the cash he had, with the exception of a small amount he took away with him, together with all his personal property everywhere, including deeds to hfs real estate, and real estate belonging to the North western Mortgage Trust company, in the hands of Charles H. Wells in Chi cago, and that it was agreed between Tayior and the parties to this arrangement that the state be re quired. to agree to not prosecute Taylor and to release his bondsmen entirely upon the turning over to it of a certain sum of money, not exceeding $100,000. Upon discovering this situation I resolved to proceed against the par ties whose names were connected with this scheme upon a criminal charge for conspiracy to cheat and defraud the state. As. is already well known, I lodged such a complaint in justice-court in Pierre the latter part of February, and one of the defendants was arrest ed, and after a most able and stub born defense held to await the action of the grand jury of Hughes county at the May term. Just before the commencement of the May term of court a friend of mine said he had received a letter from McChesney asking him to see me and ascertain whether or not I was really determined to present the charge against him and his co-defendants to the grand jury. I replied that I was. This gentleman was an entirely disin terested friend, and is in no manner whatever connected with any of the Eim arties or their transactions. I told that I was determined to do so. He then said that Mr. McChesney would like to meet me in Tracy, Minn., and talk the matter over with me. I refused to do this. He then asked if I would be willing to meet his attorney in Sioux City, and I refused. I then said, "You may tell Mr. Mc Chesney that I will not meet him at all nor give him any consideration as long as he remains in his present atti tude towards the state. If he expects any favorable consideration let him first put himself in the position of an honest man by restoring to this state every dollar in money and every item of personal property, and every foot of real estate that was placed out of our reach and in the hands of the trustee in Chicago, without any con ditions or reservations whatever. Until then you can say to him that we will fight him to the last ditch, and if he can be arrested and tried in this ?tate it will be done." The next step in this line was taken before the opening of the May term of court at Pierre. It was then intimated to me that if I would give the defendants in the conspiracy charge an opportunity they would undertake to procure the full and complete surrender to the state of all the money and property held in Chicago, with no conditions whaterer attached, and that they wanted the trial of thecriminal charg es then pending continued so that this might be done. This offer had every appearance of being made in good faith, so I consented to the continu ance of the criminal cases over that term. That is all there is to that. In the meantime Benedict was ar rested in Chicago and brought to Pierre on extradition papers charging him with grand larceny. The charge was based upon his connection with Taylor's escape and business trans actions between them at this time, and the description piven by the offi cers of the American Exchange Na tional bank of Chicago of the man who came into the bank with Tay lor on the 3d day of January when he drew out $00,000. Upon the pre liminary examination of Benedict the bank policeman coild not iden tify him as the man who was in the bank with Taylor and we failed in our proofs. We dismissel the com plaint ana lodged one charging him with conspiracy, and after an exam ination he was held for Uie grand jury and indicated at the Hay term committed himself to any particular figure. The statement that the list has been accepted and an agreement ma^e in writing to take it is whoiiy and abso lutely faise. I sincerely believe that the bonds men will raise and pay over the $100, 00n in cash, and that the other property taken as above indicated will .substantially satisfy the judg ment The defendants are sufficiently well acquainted with me to know that they must take that course or con tinue the fight along the line inaugur ated in the start. It is for them to decide which course they will take, and, a& I understand it, they have concluded to pay ana turn over as above indicated. The prosecutions against McChes ney. Tenney, Benedict and McCoy re main where they were when continued over the May term. They have not been dismissed. There has been no written agreement of any sort made in regard to them, or in regard to any thing at all. It would not be proper at this time for me to make a statement in regard to the conspiracy cases. They cannot de touched until next November. This statement is made to correct many erroneous statements that are being circulated over the state. I claim no credit for doing more than my duty. I have tried to do that. No doubt I have made some mistakes and dont feel hard at anyone who in dulges in fair criticism. But there is no excuse for willful and malicious lying in these matters. COE I. CRAWFORD. EXII.ES ARE RESTI.USS. Another Plot for a Revolution in Hawaii. San Francisco, .Tune 26. For sev eral weeks there lias been much anx iety among the colony of Hawaiian exiles here. Small groups are seen in earnest consultation. To-rlay Ha waiian Consul Wilder revealed the se cret of this activity, which is the or ganization of a new filibustering expe dition to carry 100 picked men end a large supply of ariiis and ammunition to Hawaii. Wilder is skeptical of the real strength of the expedition, but. still he admits that the exiles here are desperate men, and that they have strong financial backing. Wildor's information comes from Capt. Lunt, who once figured con spicuously on the smuggler Halcyon, which eluded all customs boats for years and landed valuable cargoes of opium all along the coast. It is under stood the filibusters have bought the yacht Aggie. Lunt says he knows their scheme comprises the sending of two parties, one from Seattle and one from San Diego, or some port of Southern California. INSTRUCTIONS IN CARVIXC. A Girl nnl n. Danoi' Give Itinc to Serious Frsiea*. Shakopee, Minn., .Tune U(.—At Ham ilton station yesterday afternoon a street brawl was enlivened by the in troduction of a razor, and two men were injured. For a month past bad blood has existed between Kd Jordan and Pat McCann. the trouble arising over a girl at a ilnnce. The two met at o'clock "last night near the Omaha depot and Jordan proposed to settle the matter. McCann supposed that this meant friendship, and heartily agreed. Meanwhile Tom Welch was attacked by Tony Jordan, a brother of Kd, and McCann started to part them. His supposed friend then drew a razor and commenced to carve McCann. and before the two could be separated the latter had received a deep cut on the right shoulder, another entirely across the palm of the liaud, and a third cut, but not serious, across the abdomen. McCann's clothing saved his life. .Tames O'Brien's clothes were also cut up and his body scratched slightly. Jordan was arrested and will face tlie charge of assault in the second de gree. GreHliniu'H Will. Chicago, .lime Ui?.—The will of Coil. Walter Q. Gresham. late secretary of state, was admitted to probate to-day by Judge Kohlsaaf. Mrs. Gresham ap peared in court, accompanied by her son, Otto Gresham. Mr. Gresliaui pro duced his father's will from his pock et and final proof of the witnessing of the will was then made. The will is very simple. It is written in Judge Gresliam's own handwriting upon one sheet of paper. It bequeaths all his property, estimated to be worth S51, 000, to his wife. Prof. Floyd D.vvis, Chemist to the State Hoard of Health of Iowa, says: "The Royal has the highest leavening power of any baking powder examin ed. and is composed of pure and wholesome ingredients, well mixed, and of a character perfectly proper for use. No other powder gives re sults so satisfactory." TIi«» Upper MiftHinsI jipl. Minneapolis, June 2(i.—The conven tion for the consideration of the feasi bility of improving the upper Missis sippi river met to-day at the Commer cial club. The initiative in this move ment has been taken by the towns along the river above Minneapolis, notably the town of Grand Rapids, whose business men's association is sued the call of the convention after conference with the other places in terested. An Old XcwNpn])••- Man Snicldex. Mount Pleasant, Iowa, June 2G.—G. L. Moorehouse. one of lie oldest news paper men in the state, committed suicide to-day. His head was nearly severed by a razor. His mind was un balanced by recent sickness. Colu in bill W'SIIH. roughkeepsie. N. Y„ .Tune 20.—The four-mile stretch of Hudson river water opposite Poughkeepsie has been christened as an intercollegiate course by the contest which was won last night by the Columbia's eight over those of Cornell and Pennsylvania. Cornell was heal en liy about six boat lengths, and while the victory was be ing won Pennsylvania's men. cramped within three-quarters of a mile of the finish, were sitting in their shell, waist deep in the water, waiting to be rescued by an approaching tug. THE REPUBLICANS. EIGHT ANNUAL CONVENTION OP THE LEAGUE OI'ENS. s. Tlie Resolution* Committee Decidea to Refer All Resolutions llelntliije to l'ubllc Question* to Next Repub lican Convention. Cleveland, June 21.—The eighth na tional convention of the League of Republican clubs convened In music hall with 2,000 delegates In the audi torium and the gallarles filled with visitors. The hall is elaborately dec orated, as is the arcade, where the banquet Is to be given to-morrow, and the hotels and clubs. After prayer by Rev. S. L. Darsey, Secretary Humph rey read the call and addresses of wel come were made by Mayor Robert E. McKisson and President D. I). Wood mausee. of the Ohio League of Repub lican clubs. President Tracey then delivered the annual address. A. B. Humphrey, who has been sec retary eight yenrs, ever since the na tional League of Republican clubs was organized, to-day announces positively that he will not be a candidate for re election. This withdrawal is in the interest of Gen. McAlpin for president, McAlpin and Humphrey both being from New York. The silver men had another conference to-day and decided to wait until after the appointment of the committee on resolutions heforb taking action. If that committee is or ganized against free coinage they will insist on the consideration of their 16 to 1 resolution in tlie convention. Their glittering silver badges are the most brilliant paraphernalia in the hall or about the hotels, and they are still confident that the party must accede to their demands to hold the Western states. Call of States, When Secretary Humphrey called the states to ascertain the number of delegates and alternates it was ascer tained that the states could report only those present and not the number to which they are entitled. This was against the silver men, whose delega tions were not as full as those of other states. During the call there were loud demonstrations when Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky and other Demo cratic states were called. The great est ovation was given to II. Clay Ev ans of Tennesset. In his address of welcome Mr. Wood mansee, of the Ohio league, expressed regret that Gov. McKinley was pre vented by his Kansas engagement from welcoming the delegates to Ohio. The reference to McKinley caused a loud and continuous demonstration. Mr. Woodmansee desired to say, how ever, that Gov. McKinley would reach the city on Friday evening at the Hollenden, where he would be glad to greet all and say farewell to one and all. The secretary announced that there were represented at the convention forty-six states and territories, the largest number over represented at any previous convention of the league. Among the delegates were a number of ladies, four from Colorado, one from New York, two from Washington and three from Illinois, the latter repre senting women's league clubs in that state. The ladies from Colorado lost no opportunity to do missionary work in favor of the free coinage of silver. The American college league has ten delegates present. Committee on Resolution*. The committee on resolutions was as follows: Iowa, .Tames Blytlie New Jersey, W. A. Hustin Ohio, W. S. Cappellar West Virginia, Ellis Northcote Ore gon, H. M. Clarke Indiana, George W. Farriss Wyoming, F. M. Mendell North Dakota, R. N. Stevens Rhode Island, Henry Tiepke Georgia, A. E. Buell Louisiana, William P. Kellogg New York, S. A. Robertson Utah E. Allen Texas, H. F. McGregor Ala bama, R. A. Moseiy Arizona. J. A. Sampson. California, ,T. J. Gasper Ar kansas, John McClure Connecticut, L. M. Hubbard, Colorado, Byron L. Carr Pennsylvania. ,T. B. Robinson* Nevada, William Glass South Da kota, R. J. Woods South Carolina, G. J. Murray Delaware, Horace Greely Ivnowles Illinois, C. S. Runnels Kan sas, Senator Baker Massachusetts, H. B. Blackwell Nebraska, R. B. Selineickler Mississippi. James Hill Washington, Miles C. Moore District of Columbia, W. W. Curry Minnesota, J. A. Tawne.v New Mexico, A. L. Mor rison Oklahoma, A. J. Seavy Wiscon sin, Henry Fink Kentucky, McDonald Shaw. The committee on time and place selected Milwaukee as the place for the next national convention, and re ferred the selection of tlie date for the next national convention to the execu tive board, with instructions to select any date after that of the Republican national convention. Tlie postpone ment of the time to a date subsequent to that of the national convention next year was for the purpose of avoiding any sucli contest on resolutions .as that which is now confronting the del egates of the clubs. Cleveland, Ohio, June 22.—The com mittee on resolutions, after a long fight over the silver question, and to prevent a fight in the convention, adopted a resolution in place of the address to the people that had been prepared, declaring that as the consti tution of the league says that this league shall not in any manner en deavor to influence tlie action of any national, state., county or municipal convention, the delegates of the Re publican league of the United States, in convention assembled, do hereby re new their allegiance to the principles of the Republican party and' pledge their best efforts for the success of the candidates of that party, and that all resolutions on national questions be referred to the next Republican con vention. In the convention Gen. E. A. Mc Alpin was elected president by accla mation. No one else was nominated. Tlie executive committee and vice presidents include the following Ex ecutive committee—Minnesota, «T. E. Byrnes Wisconsin,II. H. Rand North Dakota, N. M. Cochran South Dakota, Charles R. Burke. Vice presidents— Minnesota, Knule Nelson Wisconsin, George B. Ray North Dakota, E. M. Warren South Dakota. R. J. Woods. Last evening the annual .quet was held and many speeches were made. -.sum Cleveland. June 23.—The assembling of the league convention for the last day's session was delayed by the meeting of the officers of tlie state leagues, the new executive board, the committee on league work and other organizations engaged in routine busi ness. The usual cheering of leading Re publicans was indulged in as they entered the hall to-day. Although v:^ many had gone home, Music hall was filled when Gen. McAlpin, the new president, called the convention to order. The persistence with which Gen. McAlpin commanded order was commended with repeated cheers. The silver men were, however, dis- illations for secretary closed last night. Gen. McAlpin, however, had the states called again, and the name of M. J. Dowling was presented by Minnesota and seconded by other states. Numerous speeches were made seconding the nominations for secretary made before adjournment last night. It had been thought that ,T. F. Byrnes, the silver advocate from Denver, would be elected. Die anti-silver men were accused of hold ing a conference last night and agree ing on M. J. Dowling of Minnesota, and the silver men insisted that nom inations had been closed last night, and that the ruling of Gen. McAlpin was an arbitrary cue against their favorite. P. F. Powers of Michigan precipi tated a scene of some disorder by of fering a resolution to have the se lection of a secretary referred tc the executive committee, on which each state has a representative. Numerous points of order were raised on the constitutionality of the resolution. All were overruled by Chairman McAlpin, who finally re fused to recognize any one until order was restored. Mr. Powers finally withdrew his res olution, so that business could pro ceed. Senator-elect .T. M. Thurston of Ne braska. one of the vice presidents, at tills juncture took the chair and was given a rousing reception. Although Mr. Walker's name had been withdrawn, yet he received some votes. Befoie the result of the ballot was announced changes were made from Byrnes and Eden to M. J. Dowl ing. and the hitter's election was made unanimous, without a count. Tlie committee on resolutions re ported the Pat ton resolution, which was adopted, without debate. This ended all the silver agitation and the agreement of tiie contending factions to have no financial fight on the floor of the convention was cavried through. The result was greeted with applause. There were many nays heard on the vote on the resolution, but tlie ayes were overwhelmingly in tlie majority, and the chair soou declared them adopted. Messrs. Humphrey of New York, Lauglilin of North Dakota, Byrnes of Colorado, Kelly of Minnesota and Edeu of Illinois wore appointed to escort Mr. Dowling to the platform. Mr. Dowling assumed the duties of Ills ofllce without making a speech. A strong vote of thanks was tendered Hon. A. B. Humphrey, the retiring secretary. Votes of thanks were also tendered to citizens of Cleveland, ex president Tracey and other officers. The election of treasurer was re ferred to the executive committee. M. J. Dowling was born in 18(56 In the Berkshire hills in Massachusetts. At the age of ten he came west and worked as a cowboy. When fourteen he was caught in a Minnesota blizzard near Canity, and lost his legs below the knees, Ills left forearm and the fingers and thumb from his right hand. With tlie stub of tlie right hand he writes a fine hand. Realizing his position he took every means to edu cate himself. Two years ago he purchased the Renville (Minn.) Star and the Farmer and consolidated them, and has made a grand success in the newspaper business. He has always taken an active part In poll tics, making stuiap speeches every fall. Gov. McKinley arrived from Otta wa, Kan., to-day. He was mot at the union depot by the Tippecanoe club and the Foraker club, headed by tho famous Iowa State band. He was driven directly to the Hollenden, the headquarters of the National Repub lican league, where he held a recep tion. Many of the delegates to the convention called uion him, and the stream of people passing the governor In the parlors lasted fully an hour. An effort was made to induce him to speak, but lie was tired after his Ion journey, and declined. Later he was driven to the residence of Hon. M. A. Hanna, whose guest he will be while In Cleveland. Fliteen Years for Xut4* 5 & T* T* viy* v fW *. "i 7% It 1 -h 1 The following names were then an nounced for tlie ballot John F. Byrnes of Colorado. W. G. Eden of Illinois, T. E. "Walker of Nebraska, M. ,T. Dowling of Minnesota. ,«' l)o«llng IN Elected. *s* 7 si -S -•a.'vs9. 4? 3 1 ». i~ Atchison, Kan., June 2J. James Nutt, who killed James Dake of Uniontown, Pa., on trial for the kill tag of his father, State Treasurer Nutt, was to-day sentenced to the '$4 penitentiary for fifteen years for shooting Mi's. Jesse Payton and Leon ard Coleman in this county Feb. 4 $0 last. fflMr S a a a Duluth, Minn., June 21.—The state medical society opened its annual ses sion here this morning. Only seventy five members have so far arrived, al though 200 will be here by to-night. The session was devoted wholly to business, the treasurer making a good showing for the year. Receipts were over $1,000 and the balance over $300. To IiOeate the Examiner* Chamberlain, S. I)., June 21.—Wash ington dispatches state that Dr. P. 1 4 pi i-M W¥ r1t« VJS *v§c& 5S1 jgr fit J. Wood has been appointed a pension examiner in tins city. The pension bureau will have to send out an agent to locate Wood, as ho disappeared from.this vicinity some weeks ago. Strike lieartor Dead. Chicago, June '^1.—.Tames Callerton, one of tlie leaders in the railway strike of 1877, and the founder of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid association, died this morning at the Mercy hospi tal after several months' Illness.