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The Alliance and Labor Represent
atives Adopt a Platform.
Sweeping Reforms Demanded in Na
tlonal Affairs—The Prohibition Res
olution Finds liut Three Advocates
in the Convention—Free and Un
limited f'olnnpre to be Ono of tho
War Cries—A National Committee
Appointed, and tho Convention Ad
journs Sine Die.
Bpeciai to the Record-Union.
Cincinnati, May 20. —A little political
giant was born into the world to-day, and
no more wonderful exhibition of lung
power at a natal event was ever heard.
From early morning, when the great
gathering eagerly voted for the formation
of a National Executive Committee, the
result was foregone, and all doubt was
removed late in the afternoon when
Chairman lgnatus Donnelly of tho Com
mittee on Resolutions announced that
the committee was a unit for starting a
third party without an instant's delay.
That was enough, and the audience let
forth a burst of applause which nearly
wrecked the ceiling.
A sensational feature of the proceedings
following this came after the platform
proper was adopted. A California man,
'j. W. Miller, a prohibitionist, wanted to
thrust before the convention a resolution
pledging the new party to the prohibition
cause. The convention emphatically did
not wish to submit to any such process,
"jut it had to. Miller refused to sit down.
He worked his jaws without ceasing,
though every syllable he uttered was lost
in the hurricane of jeering. Mr. Miller's
grit carried tho day, and the people's
airly, before it was an hour old, was
r'orced to go on record upon his resolution.
It took revenge, however, by kicking the
resolution into kingdom come with a sud
denness and vigor that must haye sur
prised even Miller.
A terrific uproar was caused in tlie
convention by G-rover of Wisconsin
ntarting a harangue in opposition to or
ganizing at once a new party. Yells of
"Sit down," "Put bim out," and similar
shouts from the floor and gallery had no
effect. The Chairman pounded wildly
With his hammer, and the Wisconsin
man was finally hauled down by the
lie rgeant-at- Arms.
When order was restored the report of
the Committee on Permanent Organiza
tion was heard, and then Mrs. Helen
Cougar of Indiana was given an opportu
nity to express her sympathy with the
movement and plead for a prohibition
plank in the convention's platform. She
was generously applauded.
I niied States Senator Peffer at this
point was introduced as permanent
Chairman of the convention and was
given a flattering reception. "The as
semblage betor* lum," lie proclaimed,
"was one of tne most important ever
convened on Ann riean soil. They wore
ipon the eve Of an epoch more important
tb the interests oftlie people of this coun
try than probably any that had ever con
fronted them. They had before them a
power which WSfl crushing the people,
yiot only in America, but in all the world.
They were divided upon some minor
matters, but, thanks be to God, they were
united on this. The money power must
deposed. There is now-no such thing
as stopping the avalanche. Let them
only keep it, however, in the middle of
the road. l_et them not go astray after
ibis ism or that ism. but begin to-day
[cheers] to speed the main issues."
Mrs. Marion Todd, of Chicago, in An
eloquent address on behalf ofthe conven
tion, presented Senator Feller with a
jasket of flowers.
An appeal was made from the platform
for funds to pay the Cue home of a col
ored Alliance delegate from South Caro
! ma. Contributions were generously
After some opposition the report oftho
Committee on < fader of Business, limit
ing speeches to five minutes, was adopted.
The report outlines a programme forthe
appointment ofa National Commi
An attempt to modify the report so as
v.o practically make a unit rule got the
invention into a parliamentary wrangle.
It was overwhelmingly defeated. It was
neoessary to apply the previous question
teforeavote could bo obtained upon the
report of the Committee on • frdar of Busi
ness. It went through with a rush and
when the result was announced pande
monium broke loose.
The convention then took a recess until
2 this afternoon.
When the convention reassembled, a
letter from L. L. Polk, which was read,
advising the conference t> issue an ad
dress and defer action ,<m the third party
until I£B2, caused a breeze, aud when the
motion to refer it to the Committee on
lutions was declared carried, there
...is a loud demand that tho negativ<
--.ut more forcibly by the Chair. The <le
msnd was renew c.l and continued from
Lime to time.
Ignatius Donnelly. Chairman of the
Committee on Resolutions, clinibed upon
rostrum at this juncture, and almost
ns flrst words caused a whirlwind of '\
. dement. The declaration from Don
■ally which set the convention wild was
lathe effect that the Committee on Plat
form was a unit for the organization ofa
bird party. Two alternate pre
sented, ho said -either to ignore the third
tarty or divide the Mends at reform.
Wo gave way to Robert. Schilling of
w iaconsin. Secretary of the committee,
who read the platform.
The platform reported by the Commit
on Resolutions to the National Union
• Convention is as follows:
That in view of the great social, Indus
trial and economical revolution now
dawning upon the civilized world, and
the new and living issues confronting the
S'Kmeriean people, we believe the time
as arrived for the crystallization ofthe
political r-l.inn forces of our country and
the formation of what should be known
as the People's Party ofthe United States ;
•>t America.
2. That we most heartily indorse tlie
demands oftho platforms as adopted at
St. Louis. Mo., in 1889; at Ocala, Ma., in
'. and at Omaha in LWI, by the indus
trial organizations there represented,
Summarized as follows: The right to
nake and Issue money i> a soven
.er to be maintained b) the people
the common benefit; hence we demand
the abolition of national banks as banks
of issue, and as a substitute fornational
>ank notes, we demand that legal-tender
Treasury notes be issued in sufficient vol
ume to transact the business of the coun
try on a cash basis, without damage or
especial advantage to any class or catling,
such notes to be legal tender in payment
of all debts, public and private; anil such
lotos, when demanded by the people,
shall be loaned to them at not more than
2 per cent, per annum, upon non-imper
ishable products, as indicated la the Sub-
Treasury plan, and also upon real estate,
with a proper limit upon tbe quantity of
land and the amount of money.
S. We demand the free and unlimited
coinage of silver.
4. We demand the passage of laws pro
hibiting the alien Ownership of land, and
that Congress take prompt action to do
visesome plan to obtain all lands now
owned by alien and foreign syndicates,
and that all land held by railroads and
other corporations in excess of such as is
actually used and needed by them, lx> re
claimed by the Government and held for
actual settlers only.
5. Believing in the doctrine of equal
rights to all men and special privileges to
none, we demand that taxation—national,
State or municipal—shall not be used to
build up one interest or class at the ex
pense of another.
0. We demand that all revenues—na
tional, State or county—shall be limited
to necessary expenses of government,
economically and honestly administered.
7. We demand a just and equitable sys
tem of graduated tax on income.
8. We demand the most rigid, honest
snd just national control and supervision
ofthe means of public communication
and transportation, and if this control
and supervision does not remove the
abuses now existing, ye demand the
Government ownership of such means of
communication ami transportation.
9. We demand the election of President,
Vice-President and United States Sen
ators by a direct vote ofthe people.
10. We urge united action on progres
sive organizations in attonding the con
ference celled for February ~. 1882, by
the six leading reform organizations.
11. We demand that a National Central
Committee be appointed by this confer
ence, to be composed of three members
from each State represented, to be named
by each State delegation: thai this Cen
tral Committee shall represent this body,
attend the National Conference of Febru
ary 22, 1892, and. if possible, unite with
that and all oiher reform organizations
there assembled. If no satisfactory ar
rangement can be effected this committee
shall <-all a National Convention not later
than June 1, 1892, for the purpose of nom
inating candidates for President and
Vice-President; that the members ofthe
Central Committee for each stale, where
there is no independent political organ
ization, conduct an active system of
political agitation in their respective
Additional resolutions not part ofthe
platform were presented. They recom
mended a favorable consideration of
universal suffrage; demanded Treasury
notes to pay soldiers equivalent to coin;
fovored eight hours a day, and condemned
the action of the World's Fair Commis
sion with reference to wages.
PEOPLE'S party of thk united staffs.
The name of the new party, the "Peo
ple's Party of the I'nited states," elicited
a magnificent outburst of applause, and
as each plank was read cheering was re
newed so frequently that the great hall
seemed to reverberate continuously.
At this juncture a delegate objected
that the platform was one aided forthe
Farmers' Alliance, but he met with little
Several delegates urged the adoption of
tlie report, but the enthusiasm had to
have vent, and one after another of the
orators relieved themselves.
When order was finally restored tho
platform proper, exclusive of the resolu
tions was adopted by a rising vote.
At this stage of the convention there
was little better than a howling mob. and
in the midst of the confusion G. M. Mil
ler of California came to the front on the
prohibition question, which had been ig
nored in the platform resolutions. All
efiorts to shake him oil' with points of
order were ineffectual.
The resolution offered by him was brief
but to the point. It said: Me&olved, That
we favor the abolition of the liquor
Fifty orators clamored for recognition,
but the first to succeed was Schilling of
Wisconsin. He declared himself ■ strong
temperance man, but he opposed a dis
cussion of the question of prohibition at
this time. The resolution bad been fully
considered and voted down by the Com
mittee on Platform, and to spring it now
was plainly throwing a firebrand into
the convention, and in his opinion a de
liberate attempt to cause a split.
After another awful uproar the pro
hibition amendment was'overwhelming
Resolutions wore then adopted with
onD,- three dissenting votes.
A resolution against trusts was chocked
off by a point of order raised by Schilling
of Wisconsin, that all resolutions should
be referred to the Committee on Res< >lu
tion. without being read.
Then the convention got down to busi
ness again, and the matter of choosing a
National ( ommittee was taken up.
Chairman Weaver, who had relieved
Peffer, declared a welc one recess.
After recess the roll of States was
called for members of tho National Com
mittee, tho convention adopting the in
novation of appointing three members of
each State, instead of one mender, as the
old parties have.
Alliance Congressman J. G. Otis of
Kansas nominated BL. E. Taubeneck of
Illinois as Chairman of the National Ex
ecutive Committee, and amid much
cheering Taubeneck was chosen by ac
clamal i< n.
in his speech lie said: ""Sou see before
you all that teleftof the celebrated In
dependent party in the Illinois Legisla
ture, so often called the'big throe.'"
He added, that while he sincerely ap
pro iated the honors th" convention bad
conferred upon hini, ho scarcely felt
equal to the position, but would do the
best he could, and rely upon the assist
ance of other members of Uie committee.
In conclusion he said they were standing
(ai the brink ofa conflict between capital
and labor, and tlio longer that conflict
was postponed tbe worse it would ho.
"our politicians," ho said, "might as
well try to stop a cyclone or the move
ments oftho stars as to evade this i-sue."
Altera few moments of cdnfosed prep
aration an adjournment sine die ensued.
Then the Chairman's gavel fell, and the
first Convention of the Peoples' Party of
the I'nited Stat.-.- passed into history.
Following is the National Committee:
Arkansas,L. I*. Featherstone, Isaac Me-
Cracken, JF. L. A. Bush; California—Mar
ton Cannon. 11. c. ] >illon. A. G. Hinck
ley; Connecticut—Robert Pique; Florida
—W. I). Condon. L. Raskins. J. P. Goes;
< ieorgia- C. C. Post: lowa—J. B. Weaver,
M. 1.. Wheat: Indiana—C. A. Powers,
l.oroy Templeton, J. I). Comstock; lili
- 8. N. Norton, A. .1. Streator. 11. ES.
, Tanbeneck; Kansas—P. P. Elder, Levi
j Dumhald, R. S. Oaborn; Kentucky—l).
L. (.raves, S. F. Smith. T. G. Fallin;
j Louisiana—J. .1. Mills. Dr. K. B. Paine,
John Pickett; Massachusetts —D. W.
, Washburn, A. <L Brown, K. M. Boyn
■ ton; Michigan — Ben Colvin, Mi-s.
s. ES, v. emery, John <>. Seabel;
i Minnesota — Ignatius Donnelly, C. N.
'Perkins. Andre Stevenson; Missouri—
j Paul J. Dickson, .1. \Y. Rodgers, W. O.
| Atkeson: Maine—H. S. Hobbs, F. A.
Howard) D. W. Smith; Nebraska—J. If.
Kdmestom, William Dysart. W. H. West;
New York -Jacob H. Studer, Joel B.
Hout: ohio—Hugh Preyer, J. c. 11.
Cobb, H. T. Barnes: Oklahoma —Samuel
Crocker, A. K. Light, John Hogan;
Pennsylvania—R. A. Thompson, EL
Agnew, Lewis Kdwards; Soutli Dakota—
J. W. Harding. H. L. Louiks, Frederick
Zepho; Tex ms— \V. R. Lamb. Thomas
Oaines, J. HL Davis; Tennessee BE. P.
::". <;. \V. .). Kay. John \V. .lames;
Wisconsin —Robert Schilling, Alfred
Manheimer, A. J. Phillips; West Vir
ginia—Luther C. Shinn, George W. Ham
-I'iont, Thomas Koenoy: Wyoming—D.
Bretonstein, .lames A. Smith, H. D. Her
rett; District of Columbia—Lice Crandall,
S. A. Biank, 11. J. Schulters.
James G. Fogarty Dead.
PriiKADKi.riii \. May 20. — James G.
Fogarty, the well-known ball player,
died to-day. of consumption, aged 20
years. His home was in Los Angeles.
French Journalist Dead.
rA&IS, May 20.—M. Joan JacquesWnss.
a distinguished French journalist, died
A Wind-Storm Plays Sad Havoc in
Central Missouri.
Ton or Twolvo Persons Killed, an
Equal Number Fatally Injured,
and Many Others Radly Hurt—A
Cyclone Does Much Damage to
Small Buildinprs and Trees In South
ern lowa—Farmers Lose Heavily
From a Hail-Storm in Texas.
Special to the Recop.tvTJniox.
Mexico (Mo.), May 20.—A terrific tor
nado passed three miles north of this
place this afternoon, in the vicinity of
Hear Creek. So far as heard from fifteen
houses In the vicinity of that place have
been destroyed, and ten or twelve per
sons killed, an equal number fatally In
jured and large numbers badly hurt.
At the house of a farmer named Duffy,
John Doerger and family were living.
James Doerger, aged 16 years, was killed
outright, Lizzie Doerger died in a few
minutes, Mrs. Doerger was crushed to i
death by falling timber, and Doerger was
fataily injured, and the house entirely j
swept away. Nothing has been heard of
Duffy, and it is supposed that his body
was carried away by the cyclone.
At the house of William Stranberg,
William Yost-ranger was killed, his wife
badly injured, and a little girl fatally
hurt. William Stranberg was also fatally
At the house of Edward Norris, Ger
trude Fletcher, daughter of K. S. Fletch
er, was instantly killed. E. P.. Norr'S
was fatally injured. Caleb Norris badly
hurt, and his wile seriously so. Willie
Fletcher and his sister Kate were in
stantly killed and their bodies terribly
mangled. At the same place. Mrs. Emily
Seal, a widow, aged 80, was fatally in
jured, and Mrs. .Norris. mother of K. li.
Norris, was badly hurt.
The house of Boston Kunkel was swept
away, and Kunkel was instantly killed.
A farmer named Rogers was also
killed at that place. Also a farmer
named Crane, and several farm-hands in
the vicinity of the Kunkel'sand Roger's
forms are believed to have been killed. 1
Their names are unknown.
Joseph Kendall's house and barn were
blown away. Kendall had a narrow
escape. Be bad just gone to the barn. It
was lifted up, leaving him unharmed.
James Dillard's house was blown down.
A mowing machine wss carried about
100 yards, and torn to shreds. A large
iron roller weighing I,_.'!H. pounds was
taken up and broken to piece--.
The tornado passed on east, passing
Rush Hill, one mile north, carrying de
struction everywhere. There is no doubt
that great destruction of property and
life occurred further east. Ureat trees
were taken up by the roots.
F. H. Morris said: "When I first
noticed the storm the wind blew a gal",
I was holding my baby in my arms
when the cyclone struck the house. I
was dashed against the houso and the
baby carried a hundred yards and
dashed against a tree. I picked it up and
went back to the house, to tind my family
scattered iv every direction and badly
A great deal of live stock and poultry
was killed. The width of the cyclone
was about .'JOU yards, as far as heard" from,
and about twelve miles long.
Rko Oak (Ia.>, May 20.—A serious
cyclone is reported to have passed
through the southern part of lowa, doing
considerable damage to fruit and shade
trees, fences and small buildings. No
one was injured, as far as known.
St. Lons, May 20.—Additional partic
ulars of the terrific hail-storm near
Gainesville, Texas, are to the effect tiiat
tbe section damaged is about titty miles
in iength and from two to five miles in
j Width. The farmers all lost their entire
-e^sions. Crops were destroyed and
houses, fences and orchards were laid
waste by the wind. Birds and small
animals were killed by thousands by the
hail-storm, but no person is reported
Report of the Committee on Revision
Mado Public
Detroit, May 20.—A full report of the
Committee on Revision, appointed by the
last Presbyterian Assembly, was made
! public this morning. The report will
J probably be submitted to tho assembly,
which meets in this city Thnrsday, and
it is probable that the work of the com
mittee will bo sent to the presbyteries
for their consideration without discus
sion, but that is hardly probable. The
committeedoea not Hatter itself with the
hope that all the presbyteries will be sat
isUed with its work, but hopes that it has
met the views of a majority of the pres
byteries. The committee lias aimed to
make no alterations that would in any
way impair the integrity ofthe Reformed
or Calvinistic system of doctrine taught
in the Confession. Two chapters have
In en inserted in the book, one relating to
the work oi the Holy Spirit and the other
to the universal offer or the gospel. The
greatest change in the book, as was ex
pected, has taken place in the third chap
ter, which treats of eternal decrees. This
has been recast, rather than rewritten,
and the expressions considered objec
tionable by so many have disappeared.
Ono of the changes which will meet geu
eral approval is the confessional state
ment regarding Roman Catholics. They
no longer are called "papists" and "idol
aters," but they are included among the
adherents of a false religion.
The case of Dr. Briggs will, of course,
be of overwhelming Interest, but in view
! of the fact that his Presbytery is now
trying him, the General Assembly will
suspend action.
■Retiring Moderator Moore, when shown
a dispatch giving the questions sub
mitted to Briggs and the reply thereto of
the Directors of the Union Theological
Seminary, said the whole trouble about
Dr. Briggs arose from his paradoxical
style of stating the points. Tbere was
nothing in his address, rightly under
stood, in conflict with the Presbyterian
creed, and his answers place him in line
with tho church.
Ho says he does not consider tho Bible,
church and reason as a co-ordinate source
Of authority. Be says, too, that he be
lieves the Bible is an infallible record of
God's revelation in respect to both fact
and doctrine. Of course he means essen
tial things.
Dr. Briggs says, also, that he does not
bold what is eomonly known as the doc
trine of future probation in purgatory.
His address does not warrant such infer
ence at all. He believes there will be
progression from the'time of death to the
time of resurrection.
New Yoke. May 20.—At a recent meet
ing of the Directors of the Union Theo
logical Seminary a committee of three
was appointed to formulate a series of
questions to be presented to Professor
Briggs for his consideration and reply.
The questions were prepared and sent.
Professor Briggs affixed his answers and
returned them to the committee. After
considering it the board adopted the fol
lowing :
"Resolved, That this board has listened
with satisfaction to the categorical re
plies rendered by Dr. Briggs to the ques
tions submitted to him, and that it trusts
the manner in which ho has dealt with
the points in dispute will operate to cor
rect the misapprehension widely current,
and quiet the disturbed condition of
mind in which, as a communion, we are
so unhappily Involved."
Suit to Compel Ono Company to Carrj-
Frel_iht for Another.
Chicago, May 20.—The Union Stock
Yards Company this, evening nied a
lengthy answer to tho suits brought by
Armour, Swift &, Morris, to compel the
company to allow them access to their
new yards with their live stock over its
tracks, etc.
The answer in substance sets forth that
the tracks in question are used exclu
sively for dead freight, and if a great vol
ume of the business of complainant firms
is forced on them it would blockade the
defendant's business. A denial is made
that the complainants have any right or
interest in the defendants' railroad, and it
is added that there is no law compelling
the defendants to turn over the use of
their tracks for tho benefit of other stock
yards, thus destroying the value of its
Tho Court Asked to Decide as to Her
Citizenship In This Country.
New York, May 20.—Surrogate Ran
som was called upon yesterday to de
termine whether the Duchess of Marl
j borough, becauso of her marriage with
the Duke, is now a British subject and
; has ceased to be an American citizen.
Gearge G. Hewitt, on behalf of the male
trustees, presented the doubtful subject
to the Surrogate. lie maintained that
the Duchess had become disqualified fori
duty as a trustee because she was bow
the wife bf a foreigner, Residing abroad,
and had become a British subject.
Robert Sewell, for the Duchess, put in an
afiidavit denying that she was a subject
of Great Britain. He was prepared to
argue that she was not precluded from
performing her duties as a trustee, but
the Surrogate said he would look over
Dewitt's papers, and then, if necessary,
would hear Sewell.
Labor Matters.
Scottdaee (Pa.), May 20.—The Knights
of Labor Convention in session here re
solved to-day to continue the strike six
weeks longer. A split occurred between
the Knights of Labor and the United
Mine-workers over the refusal of the
former to allow equal representation in
Ihe convention. As a result, an order has
been issued by the United Mine-workers
ollicials calling upon the members to re
turn to work.
New YOBK. May 20. — The boycott
which was declared by the labor unions
against certain lumber dealers of this
city was declared off last night. This is
regarded as a complete victory for the
Lumber-dealers' Association.
Tho nanchett Mystery.
CHICAGO, May 20.—The dead body of a
man whose description tallies almost ex
actly with that of the missing H. Jay
Hanchett, who came here from California
In charge of the Orange Carnival, was
picked out of the lake this morning by
the police. The police have sent word to
the friends of Hanchett.
An officer who had seen Hanchett dur
ing life has viewed the remains at the
Morgue, and he failed to identify them
as those of the missing Californian. To
make sure, friends of the missing man
who live at Hyde Park will probably
view the corpse this afternoon and settle
the matter definitely.
Later in the day Iriends of Hanchett in
spected the body and declared that it was
not his.
Pneumatic Gnns.
Fort Monroe (Va.), May 20.—The
Vesuvius has returned from her first
day's trial of her pneumatic guns, every- !
thing having worked smoothly and with
out accident. Six shots were fired from
a gun tested yesterday at the range of a
mile and less—three of them while the
vessel was stationary and three while at
full speed. One struck the bull's-eye and
fell within the space occupied by an ordi
nary vessel. Tho central of the three
guns was then tested for a curve, but the
valves being of different construction the
pressure could not be 80 accurately de
termined. The board is satisfied with the
result thus far.
Moi*o Italians Coming.
Washington, May 20.—The United
States Consul at Gibraltar, in his report
to the State Department, says that dur
ing the last four months thirty-one
foreign steamships havo touched at his
port, carrying more than 20,000 Italian
immigrants to the United States, and
many more are expected soon. The
I'nited States Consul at Naples reports a
vast multitude of immigrants leaving
for the United States on every steamer,
mostly of a very ignorant antt undesir
able class. Some districts in Italy are
nearly depopulated.
Tho Tarrytowu Explosion.
Tarkytown (N. V.), May 20.—T0-day,
so far as can be ascertained, the number
of deaths from the dynamite explosion of
yesterday is thirteen. This is from the
Coroner, who reports that from informa
tion he has he still believes there aro five
bodies in the river. The river is being
dragged for them.
New York, May 20.—An unknown
Italian, who was injured yesterday in the
explosion at Tarrytown, died early this
morning in the Bellevue Hospital.
Davis Will Case.
Butte (Mont.), May 20.—The trial of
the Davis case was postponed to June
22d, on a motion for a continuance of the
affidavit of Henry A. Root, who claims
the will to be a forgery, and wants time
to take depositions of witnesses as to the
handwriting of the man who wrote it.
Discharged From Custody.
New York, May 20.—Broker Edward
H. Homer, and his agents, Furst, Hersh
and Franke, who were arrested several
months ago for connection with the sale
of certain Austrian Government lottery
bonds, were discharged this morning.
Secretary Blame.
New York, May 20.—Secretary Blame's
condition is much improved this niorn
ing- Mis. Blame, when asked whether
the Secretary is likely to leave for Wash
ington, replied that no definite arrange
ments had yet been made for their de
Woman's Missionary Association.
Decatur (111.), May 20.—The annual
meeting ofthe Board of Managers of the
Woman's Missionary Association ofthe
L nited Brethren Church of America be
gan here to-day. The reports showed
tho association's affairs to be prosperous.
Biir Fire in Texas.
Houston, May 20.—A fire this after
noon destroyed the Phoenix Lumber
Company's mill, Grubble's mill, seven
stories, and thirty residences, mostly
workmen's cottages. The losses amount j
to $200,000, with slight insurance.
Tho B'nai B'rith.
St. Louis, May 20.—The Grand Lodge j
B'nai B'rith has adjourned to meet next
year in Cleveland. J. M. Helms of In
dianapolis was elected President.
Eureka Narrowly Escapes a Dis
astrous Conflagration.
A Dispute Over a Dobt of Fifty Cents
Comes Near Ending in a Fatal
Shooting at Oakland—Merced Vis
ited by a Tcrrlfle Wind-Storm—
Several of tho Soldiers Connected
"With tho Killing of Hunt nt 'Walla
Walla Indicted by the Grand Jury.
Special to the Record-Cxion.
Keueka, May 20.—Eureka narrowly
escaped a disastrous fire to-day. Just be
fore noon a fire was discovered in the
saloon of Lawrence McNaliy, on First
street. The wind was blowing thirty
miles an hour—just in a direction to
sweep it through the business part of the
town. It was discovered that the most
convenient hydrant was out of repair,
and connection could not be made. This
caused a delay of several minutes, and
before water could be brought irom other
'points the flames burst forth, which, in
j the furious gale blowing, greatly endan
| gered the neighboring buildings. Much
| concern and excitement prevailed.
At this point the firemen brought sev
i eral streams to bear on the flaming roof
! and the fire was subdued. Only the slow
j burning qualities of redwood saved the
The citizens are congratulating them
i selves on the fortunate termination. Loss,
i $2,000: no insurance.
Trial of tho Officers ('barged With
Fraud Commenced.
Mauvsvilix, .May 20. — The Colusa
County election cases recently transferred
to this county came up before Judge l>a
vis this morning in the Superior Court.
District Attorney Swinlord, of Colusa
County; District Attorney Forbes, of
j Yuba County, and Grove L. Johnson will
| conduct the prosecution, and A. L. Hart,
\ General Nt. P. Chipman and SL C.Barney
j appear for the defense. Mine than a hun
dred Colusa aud Glenn County people
j are here as witnesses and defendants.
Tho entire day was consumed in iui
| paneling a jury. There are two separate
| complaints filed, one against Klection
Hoard Precinct No. 1, and one against
Hoard Precinct No. 2. There are six de
j fondants in each case.
The defendants' attorneys demanded
separate trials, so the case of Wilson came
Up. It is thought this will be made a test
case, and will last about ten days.
;_ The complaint states that, at the last
general election, the defendants aided in
casting over fifty illegal ballots. Men
were voted who were out of the State, and
some were dead, it is claimed that the
Willows people did this to secure the
election of a member to the Legislature
who would vote for the division of Co
lusa Couuty.
It is Believed All "Who Took Part ln It
Will be Apprehended.
Wait, v Wai.i.a .Wash.), May 20.—At
the Court of Inquiry to-day Captains
Winter, Wilder, Hatfield and Smith were
each examined. The soldiers told Cap
tain Smith's two little boys that they
were going to lynch Hunt, but their
father thought nothing of it.
The feature of the day's testimony was
! that of James Casey, a saloon-keeper and
an ex-soldier. On the night of the
lynching Casey was at tho jail and talked
with the soldiers. He was the only citi
zen admitted inside. He also warned the
ollicers that the lynching would be com
1 light soldiers have been arrested and
are in irons. It is understood that the
Grand Jury has also indicted them. Six
more supposed to have been implicated
have deserted. It is bel ieved that ail en
gaged in the lynching will be appre
The witnesses say that two-thirds of
the men at the post knew of the lynching
before it was carried into execution.
A Man Struck by an Engine and Prob
ably Fatally Injured.
Reno, May 20.—A note from Lovelocks
to the Journal saj-s a man named Irving
Greenstreet, who had been at work in
the Boynton mine at Rye Patch, at
tempted to cross the track at Lovelocks
Sunday in front of tho West-bound pas
senger train and was struck by the en
gine. When the mail train left Sunday
night he was still unconscious, and his
chances of recovery were very slight.
Henry Orr, who" was at Lovelocks at
the time, said Greenstreet handed him a
slip of paper, with the name "I. Green
street'' written on it with pencil, just be
fore he attempted to cross the track. Tho
engine, which was slowing down to stop
at the station, tossed him about as a cat
would a mouse, and he seemed to be life
less when the train stopped.
J. W. Boynton says Greenstreet had
not been working for him lately. He
acted strangely at times, as though men
tally unbalanced, and he discharged him.
A Man Badly Crushed While Endeav
oring to Climb on a Moving Car.
Chico, May 20.—About 2:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon Charles Tresk, an
employe of the Chico Mill Company, was
seriously hurt at the mill while trying to
climb to the top of a moving car, which
was loaded with wheat to be conveyed
from the warehouse to the mill.
He essayed to gain the top of the car in
order to set the brake when the door of
the mill had been reached. In some
manner he fell short of his reckoning and
was caught between the car and the
building. As tho car was going at a good
speed it was impossible to stop it at once
and he was rolled round and round by
the car and terribly crushed. He had his
pelvis and hips crushed and his left wrist
fractured. With good care he may pos
sibly recover, although the chances "in his
favor are not very promising. The suf
ferer is now at the Johnson House, and at
last accounts was resting nicely.
Shooting Over a Dispute Relating to
the Liquor Question.
Spokane (Wash.), May 20.—A sensa
tion was aroused at Oakesdale this morn
ing by an armed encounter between
George Comeggs, a prominent banker
and attorney, and the Town Marshal and
his deputies. The affair was the outcome
of a factional fight on the liquor question.
A saloon-keeper named Howard was ar
rested for selling liquor on Sunday.
Howard was fined, and refused to pay his
fine, lt is said that he waa advised by
Comeggs to resist arrest, which he did,
finally being placed in jail, however.
Marshal Manning then tried to arrest
Comeggs, who drew a revolver. The
Marshal and deputies also drew revolvers
and fired several shots, one striking a
bystander, named Ballou, in the leg,
breaking both bones.
Shooting Affray at Oakland.
Oakland, May 20.—A shootinfc affray
which nearly resulted in a murder oc
curred in a colored gambling joint at 510
Seventh street to-day.
P>. 11. Hubbard had a dispute with an
other colored man named John Hirsch
field over a debt of fifty eonts. The lat
ter drew a revolver and fired a shot at
Hubbard's breast.
The bullet struck a rib and glanced and
was taken out by a surgeon from near tho
left nipple. The wound is not serious.
Hirshfield escaped. The police wero
not notified until several hours afterward.
Tho Murder of G. W. Miller.
Los Anuei.ks, May 20.—Georgo IT.
Miles was arrested this afternoon for tho
murder of George W. Miller, in the Carl
ton Saloon, Saturday night. Miller was
found in tho card-room dead, having been
killed by blows on the head with a heavy,
blunt instrument, presumably a ham
mer. Miller and Miles were partners in
the saloon. The police refuse to give par
ticulars, but say they think they havo
enough circumstantial evidence to make
a strong case.
Well-Known Baptist Clergyman 111.
Pomona, May 20.—Rev. G. S. Bailey,
D. D.. a prominent Baptist author, editor
and clergyman, Is dangerously ill, beyond
recovery, His son, ProfeesorG. K. Bailey,,
special correspondent al Nicaragua. Cen
tral America, for the Chicago / n/">•-< Ay nn,
has been sent for. Dr. Bailey was for
eight years with the Baptist Seminary at
Chicago, anil is well known in the Baptist
Murdered by Indians.
Ci.ifto.x (Ariz.:, May 20.—The report is
confirmed that Whittum was killed by
Indians. The Indians wore in ambush
dose to the house and shot him twice,
tho bullets entering the right side, rang
ing through tho body and out on the lett.
The Indians headed east toward New
Mexico. Abe Boyls, who went to bury
Whittum, brought in the report yester
Heavy Rains ln Nevada.
CABSOK (Nev.), May 20.—Thero was a
heavy rain all day. It is now snowing.
The Carson River is raising rapidly, and
coming into the business houses on Main
street, in Empire. If the storm keeps up
a little longer the crop in Nevada will be
heavier than ever before. Every stream
and rivulet is swollen to its utmost ca
Attorney-General of Oregon.
SALEM (Or.), May 20.—Governor Pen
noyer to-day appointed George K. Cham
berlain of Albany Attorney-General of
Oregon. This is a new oifice and was
created at the last session of the Legisla
Hall In Arizona.
Clifton (Ariz.), May 20.—The heaviest
hail-storm ever known visited this sec
tion last evening. Rain oeeompanied it,
damaging the road-bed fifty feet two
miles below here.
Terrific Wind-Storm.
Merced, May 20. — A terrific wind
storm commenced here about :$ o'clock
this afternoon and is still blowing. If it
should continue through the night, much
damage will be done to grain aiid fruit.
McDowell Murder Caso.
Mkrckd, May 20.—Out of twenty-four
jurors examined in the McDowell"mur
der case to-day, but two were accepted.
Allotments Mado to Coast States for
Arming and Equipping Mllltla.
Washington, May 20.—The Secretary
of War has made allotments of money to
the various States and Territories for
arming and equipping militia on a basis
of representation in Congress. Califor
nia gets £",371, Idaho 52,504, Montana,
?2.7G4, Washington §2,704, ArizonaS2/MX).
The funds will be available on the Ist
of July next.
In the case of the Central Pacific Rail
way Company against Philetus O. Tyler,
on appeal from tlie Commissioner's de
cision allowing Tyler to transmute to
the homestead entry his pre-emption
tiling in the Shasta District (now Red
ding), Acting Secretary Chandler says
the alleged settlement of Tyler, while
said tract was withdrawn from settle
ment and entry, wss illegal and could
give him no equitable claim to the said
land. Moreover, the said selection seg
regates the said land, and until the selec
tion is disposed of no subsequent entry
or filing should be allowed.
The derision is accordingly modified,
and said application to transmute will be
suspended, and said Tyler will be noti
fied to show cause why his said tiling
should not bo canceled. If Tyler can
show that at the date of said withdrawal
said tract was excepted therefrom, then
his settlement prior to said selection
would except the land therefrom, and
there would be no objection to allowing
him to transmute to a homestead entry.
Otherwise his settlement must be de
clared illegal, and his tiling canceled.
David H. Well has been commissioned
Postmaster at Covelo, California.
A new Postoffice has been established
at Hearst, Mendocino County, California,
with Amelia Watson as Postmistress.
Tho Porterville (Cal.) Postoffice has
been changed to Presidential Class P.
John W. Crawford has been recom
mended by the Oregon delegation for ap
pointment as agentof the Umatilla In
dians at the Umatilla agency, Oregon,
vice Lee Moorehouse, resigned.
Congressman Hermann leaves for Ore
i gon to-morrow night.
Warm Contest Over the Selection of a
Denver, May 20.—Alter a warm con
test this morning Terry of Utah, was
selected Chairman of the Trans-Missis
sippi Congress. A majority ofthe Com
mitteo on Permanent Organization
recommended for Chairman ex-Governor
Anthony of Kansas. The minority
stated that the convention must have a
free coinage man for Chairman, and as
Anthony was opposed to this they
recommended Terry. After considerable
debate and much excitement Terry was
At the afternoon session lowa offered a
resolution favoring the immediate con
struction of the Hennepin Canal.
The Louisiana delegation proposed a
resolution favoring Mississippi River
improvements, and a man from Missouri
moved the appropriation of §3,000,000
annually for the purpose.
The Colorado delegates presented a reso
lution favoring a deep-water harbor at
Galveston, and calling for amendments
to the United States commerce law.
A large number of other resolutions
were introduced, among them one by
Miller of Kansas pledging the moral and
financial support of the convention to a
pan-American steamship line, which
shall have initial ports convenient to the
trans-Mississippi country on the north
west coast of the Gulf of Mexico.
Senator Warren of Wyoming, J. W.
Gregory, G. G. Simms, Judge Belford of
Colorado and J. F. Santon of Wyoming
talked on arid land questions.
Egyptian red underwear is shown in
the shops, but is very little bought.
WHOLE NO. 15,474.
Rumors That the Insurgents Want
the Charleston Called Off.
England Alarmed Ovor the Faot Thnt
Destitute Hebrews From llHlla Aro
Seeking Refuge in Great Britain-
Italy to ho Advised as to tho Course
Sho Should Take In tho Xow Or
leans AJBtibr-Hundreds of Italian
Emigrants Leaving South America.
Special to the RkcouivUniox.
Paris, May 20.—The delegates from
the Congressional party for tlie insur
gents of Chile, who are now in this city,
say that, acting upon instructions, thoy
presented a note to Keid, United States
Minister hero, asking him to communi
cate with his Government, and ask the
United Stales officials to countermand the
instructions sent to Captain Remy. of tho
cruiser Charleston, in regard to tho pur
suit ofthe Itata, and Reed communicated
the request of the delegates to his Gov
ernment, with the result that the United
States officials acceded to it.
A dispatch received hero from Chile
says Vdmiral La Terre, President l'al
maceda's Commissioner, has resigned,
owing to the fact that he is in sympathy
with the Congressional party.
W \suiN(iT<»N, May -JO.—No news has
yet been received from the Charleston or
Itata. Secretary Tracy says there is no
truth in tho report from Paris that tlie
insurgent envoys havo induced tho
I'nited States <sovernment to discontinue
tlie pursuit ef the steamer.
"For some time past," said Tracv, "th>9
Governments Of France and brazil have
been co-operating with the Government
<>f the United States to secure the restora
tion of peace in Chile; therefore it it
should be mado apparent to the United
states Government, through suggestions
ofthe French Government or otherwise,
that the object for which the throe great
republics are now striving, for th>3
restoration of peace in Chile, can be
brought within reach by relaxing tho
pursuit Of the Itata.it may be that thi*
course will be adopted, especially SS it
can now be asserted that tlie United
States lias used 'due dilligence' in its ef
forts to preserve an honorable neutral
Washington, May 20.—1t is reported
that the Congressional party have signi
fied their willingness to surrender the
Itata to the United States Government,
and also that Admiral Brown has boon
instructed to demand her immediate sur
render upon her arrival in any Chilean
port. The Esmeralda has been denied
the uso of the telegraph at Acapulco, and
so she is cut off in every way, being with
out coal and also without liieans of com
municating with the Chilean insurgents.
IQUIQUE, May 20.—On Sunday morn
ing about half-past 4 o'clock, the" Chilean
insurgent torpedo cruiser, Almiranto
Lynch, was sighted off Punta De I'ie.lra,
by tho Chilean warship Almiranto Coch
rane, which immediately gave chase, but
was soon left far behind by the faster
sailing of the torpedo vessel.
The Alniirante Lynch steamed away in
a northerly direction and was never in
roach of the ironclad's gnus. In the
meantime the authorities telegraphed to
Pisagua. whore the 11 uascar and Magal
lanes were anchored, and those vessels
started to cut off the Aimiianto Lynch,
and sighted her ofl" Junin. The Huascar.
when it was thought she was in range of
the cruiser, fired some light shots, which
wero returned by the enemy.
The Alniirante Lynch, however, grad
ually got away from the 11 uascar, ap
parently without damage. Great excite
ment prevailed yesterday evening when
the Imperial was soon oil Carancha.
About ten miles from the coast she begau
firing rapidly, as if fighting desperately,
but no enemy was insight. The Coch
rane and O'Higgins went out at
full speed, but the Imperial
soon disappeared. Whilo the launch
from the Cochrane was fixing a torpedo
for defense in case of attack the torpedo
exploded. One man was drowned and
several injured. Boats from the San
Francisco rescued two men.
Stroutr Opposition to Lord Knutsford's
Rill at St. Johns.
New York, May 20.—A Tribune St.
Johns special says: M. Morine, who was
commissioned by the other Newfoundland
delegates in London to take charge of
their draft ofthe bill temporarily enforc
ing the modus Vivendi and the arbitration
award, and to expound its provisionsand
urge its passage by the Legislature, ar
rived here on the steamer Caspian.
The bill has not been accepted by Lord
Knutsford, who will put his coercion
through the House of Commons. The
delegates hope to defoat that mensure in
tho Commons by aid ofthe Liberal party.
Lord Knutsford has been in bad humor
with the delegates, aud hardly civil to
There is a strong opposition to the bill
here. All turns on tho line Bond,
Colonial Secretary, takes. If tho meas
ure is rejected, a break between Sir
William Whiteway, Premier, and Mr.
Bond will follow.
Italian Emigrants Returning Home.
Marseilles, May 20. — The steamer
Beam from Brazilian and Argentine ports
has arrived here, bringing back about 700
utterly destitute Italian emigrants who
had sought fortune in those countries.
During the passage from South America
there wore rive deaths from yellow fever.
among tho emigrants. They tell startling
stories of the hardships suffered, and it is
expected their return will tend to stop
the tide of emigration flowing toward
South America, and on the other hand in
crease the number of Italian emigrants
who will seek employment in tho United
England Alarmed.
Loxnox, May 20.—England is becom
ing alarmed at the exodus of destitute
Hebrews from Russia, as large numbers
of them aro seeking refuge in Great
Britain. This movement has assumed
such proportions that it is termed "tho
Hebrew invasion of England." It is
estimated that about 500 appeals are mado
each week to different newspapers by
individuals urging that the authorities
should introduce legislation to exclude
destitute aliens, similar to the immigra
tion law recently adopted by the United
Peace Societies.
Rome, May 20.—The peace societies of
Italy will meet in convention at Milan on
the 30th and 31st of May. Invitations
have been sent abroad, and delegates aro
expected from France, Germany, Swit
zerland and Austria. One of the main
questions to be brought before the con
vention will be the lynching at New Or
leans and the course the Italian Govern
ment should take with regard to it toward
the United States and before Europe.

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