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Statement of Committee
We, the committee, selected to count votes on WHEN
PONY CONTEST, find that Master Hugh Jones, 785 North
Pennsylvania street, having the greatest number of votes,
wins the pony. There were over a thousand candidates,
and the three highest received votes as follows:
HUGH JONES . . 3,429
JOHN FULLER 2,814
FERRIS H. SMOCK 1,895
(Signed) CHAS. F. DALY,
G. J. MAROTT,
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A Woman Sues Another on (be Char ire
of Anonymous Letter Writing-.
BALTIMORE, Md Aug. 3L Mrs. Ella
Peters, the divorced wife of State Senator
Wm. B. Peters, has brought suit for $60,000
damages against Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H.
Gaither. It la a case of alleged libel of
one society woman by another. Both are
prominent In Baltimore. Mrs. Peters Is a
granddaughter of the late ex-Governor
Mercer, of Maryland, a niece of the late
ex-Governor Swann and a sister of Col.
Richard S. Mercer. Mrs. Peters, whose maid
en name was Mercer, is also- connected
with the Pages, Hoswells and other prom
inent families of Maryland and Virginia,
and is a lineal descendant of George Ma
son, who figured prominently in colonial
Thomas Gaither is a capitalist residing
In Howard county, with a residence in Bal
timore. Mrs. Gaither was a Miss May, of
Virginia, and belongs to a family of posi
tion and wealth. The Gaither connection is
one of the largest, and most influential in
Maryland. The families had been very in
timate until two years ago, when Mrs.
Peters was divorced from Senator Peters
lust about the time she obtained the di
vorce she began to receive anonymous
threatening letters. Some of them attacked
her character, and some threatened with
personal violence. Some stated that vitriol
would be thrown in Mrs. Peters's face, and
others that she would be blown up with
dynamite. At the same time her friends
began to receive letters from the same
source, attacking the character of Mrs
Tie same letters attacked Mrs. Peters's
little girls. Mary and Emily, who are now
but fourteen and fifteen years old. respect
ively. The letters continued to come stead
ily until last February.
Mrs. Peters accuses Mrs. Gaither of writ
ing the letters.
COUNTRY BANK RAIDED.
All Loose Cnah Taken by Thieves
Who Are Following; Ilrjan.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 31. The gang of thieves
which had followed the P-ryan party through
New York State took advantage of the mod in
Ripley to do a clever stroke of work. There is
a mall bank in the town, a branch of E. A.
Skinner's First National Hank of Westneld. The
bank clerks ruehed to the front door to see the
parade pa, and In the meantime thieve tUipped
in at a baric window and made way w ith all the
muiM la iht, which, amounted to about f jw.
3 - year California
CXw - A. 1 E T
20c per Bottle.
$2.25 per Dozen.
POWER & DRAKE,
Distributors of Fine Imported and
16 North Meridian Street.
59 North Pennsylvania Street,
NEAR DENISON HOTEL.
WINONA'S NEW PLANS
GREAT IMPROVEMENTS AND STOCK
INCREASED TO $200,00O.
Forty-Acre Tract Added. to the
Grounds and Hotel Accommodo
tlona Largely Augmented.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
EAGLE LAKE, Ind.. Asr. 21. This is the
close of the second year of Winona Assembly,
and its growth and BJcceas have been beyond
expectation of even the most enthusiastic sup
porters. The Winona Assembly has had more
Visitors than could be provided for on the
grounds, accommodations often being' secured In
Warsaw. Advance agents came to secure rooms
and board for large parties, but because of the
great number having already arrived the agents
cculd not engage accommodations. But such
will not be the rase next summer, as provisions
are being made for al) that may come. The
$18,000 woman's building, which is now under
erection and capable of accommodating about
five hundred, will be completed then. The Wi
nona Hotel is to have a second $10,000 addition,
for It has-been filled all summer and turned
many away. Landlord C. H. Shorbe, who ex
ercised such splendid management thlu summer,
has been secured for next season. The hotel has
cleared several thousand dollars tor the asso
ciation on the season. Then $2,000 is to be ex
pended in reseating, flooring, putting In incan
descent lights and heating the auditorium. The
Cyclorama building is to be remodeled and used
for stores and offices. On the top floor there is
to be a cafe. The association has planned for at
least fivf nsw boarding houses, offering to do
nate the land to the first five persons erecting
boarding houses to cost not less than $2,000 each.
One person has already accepted this offer and
two others are seriously considering. The build
ings on Cincinnati hill will be ready for occu
pancy by the opening of next season. This
ground was bought by a company organized in
Cincinnati, coming here last spring. They will
build a large dining hall, around which are to be
A number of lots have been bought in the last
few weeks, with the intention ot building cot
tages immediately or early in the spring. Some
of the purchasers are: J. AL Studebaker, of
South Bend, who will build this fall; Kev. H. W.
Joiujson, of South Bend; Professor CJarritt, of
Hanover College; Rev. K. ci. Taylor, of YVlna
mac; Rev. J. W. Fulton, of Hartford City; Mr.
AJodes, of Cicero; Rev. T. H. Hayes, of Aluncie;
Senator Wishard, of Indianapolis; Miss J. O.
Wilson, of Bloomlngton; Kev. Dr. Mathers, of
Canton, 111.; Kev. Vv . i. Kane, of Iiloomington;
Miss Milligan, of Logansport; S. li. Durston. of
Columbus, O. ; Williamson brothers, of BluflTon;
Professor MiHis, of Attica; Professor Benton, of
Indianapolis; Thomas Kane, of Chicago; Rev.
J. B. Flemmlng, of Valparaiso; Rev. Cole, of
Peoria, III.; Kev. Anderson, of Columbus, O. ;
I'rofessor Miles, of Fort Wayne; Mr. Crockett,
euitor of the South Bend Tribune; Mr. Fristo, of
Hecatur; Mrs. Hildebrand, of Indianapolis, and
Kev. J. Wilbur Chapman, of Philadelphia, has
let the contract for the building of what will be
the finest cottage at Winona. It will resemble a
leg cabin, and linished with the latest improve
ments. Dr. Chapman has taken great interest in
Winona, and has expressed his faith in it by
buying stock last summer and this, besides hav
ing bought a lot and given the contract for build
ing. Since this sale of lots Winona has had its
first addition, being forty acres bought from
Byera brothers. There will be sixty acres more
added nxt spring, which will throw the main
road back a distance from the hotel, making the
park surround it. This will make the hottl more
pleasant than ever before.
The buildings are not the only improvements
which Winona is to have. The walks of the
park will be greatly improved, being made of
crushed stone; and Winona will surely have
water and sewers. One of its wealthiest di
rectors has offered to furnish one-half the
money, providing a water works company can be
organized. But it has been suggested as a better
plan that the association raise sufficient money
by sale of stock and lots and put in its own
water works and sewers. The association awaits
the development of either or both plana and then
will decide tno matter.
A company is being organized by Warsaw and
Fort Wayne citizens for the purpose of building
a trolley line from Winona to Warsaw. One of
the promoters of this project expressed perfect
confidence in the completion of this enterprise by
next year. The Big Four railroad has donated
$a,00t, to be used in the dredging of the canal
and the shores of Winona.
At a recent meeting the Winona directors gave
authority to increase the capital stock from
$100,000 to $200,000. nearly $100,000 of this having
been alreaiy subscribed. The stock is much in
demand since the corporation declared a dividend
of 4 per cent., which shows great prosperity for
so young an institution. With Increasing stock,
stockholders and business, there have been added
to the board of directors and executive committee
Kev. W. P. Kane, of Bloomlngton. 111., and
Rev. Z. P. Campbell, of Ada. O. A rtew office
was created, that of general manager, and Rev
S. C. Dickey elected to fill it. and also that of
secretary. Next summer the General Assembly
will hold Its annual meeting; the secretaries of
the Young Men's Christian Association will
again meet at Winona: It Is pretty definitely de
cided that the State Sunday school convention
will be held here, besides the regular Winona
Assembly, with its many independent attrac
tions. Dr. Dickey is compelled to resign the position
cf State superintendent of home missions, since
the importance cf these offices he has lately ac
tepteil demand his entire attention. He will
leturn to Indtenaroils snon. where his head
quarters will be in Room 36. When Block, for the
winter. The tim or Kev. R. V. Hunter as su
perintendent of Winona is a I .so in such demand
that he has resigned as pastor of the Presby
verian Church at Tcrre Haute and will devote
several months soliciting stock.
Thrown from u Tenement House.
CINCINNATI. Aug. 31.-Mra. Mary
Haney, aped sixty, is dying at the City
Hospital from injuries supposed to have
been received from being: thrown from a
tenement house, where she lived with her
husband and daughter.
CLEVELAND THE MAN
SAYS HUGH WALLACE, OP WASH
INGTON, AND SEVERAL OTHERS.
They n.y Every Condition Points to
Him a the Man for the Sound
Money Standard Bearer.
WOULD SOLIDIFY DEMOCRACY
COl'LD DRAW VOTES AS XO OTHER
MAX IJT THE UXITED STATES CAN.
Ex-Governor Jones, of Alabama, Pre
pared to Vote for Him if Ills Friends
Will Permit Such a. Coarse.
A WORD WOULD DO THE WORK
AN INTIMATION THAT HE WOULD
ACCEPT WOULD END ALL.
His Strong: Supporters Say Little Be
cause They Believe He Would Not
Take the Nomination.
There Is a strong feeling among many
of the Democrats that as this convention
was called, on acount of the fact that the
Chicago platform departed entirely from
the tenets of the Democratic party and re
fused utterly to indorse the administration
of the present Democratic President, that
the best way to rebuke this sentiment, and
at the same time nominate a man who
is known to be sound, on the money ques
tion, is to nominate Mr. Cleveland. There
has been little talk of this, however, for
it Is generally supposed, that Mr. Cleve
land would not accept the nomination,
but It is fact that most of the delegates,
while having scarcely considered him a
possibility, would cast their votes for Mr.
Cleveland with greater pleasure than for
any man who has been named. He is
looked upon as the personification of Dem
ocratic principles and doctrines, and it
would take only en intimation from some
of his friends that he would accept the
nomination if tendered to cause the con
vention to go to him with a stampede.
One of the strongest planks in the plat
form will be the plank indorsing Mr.
Cleveland's administration. It will not be
half-hearted or susceptible of more than
one construction. There will be several
close friends of Mr. Cleveland here, among
them Controller Eckels and Senator Vilas,
but neither of them has given any indica
tion of Mr. Cleveland's views on the mat
ter. Mr. Eckels laconically remarked that
Mr. Cleveland was in the habit of doing
his own talking. Mr. Wallace, of Wash
ington State, is outspoken in favor of the
nomination of Mr. Cleveland. He thinks
he is the only logical candidate for this
emergency, and that he should sacrifice
himself for the sake of his party now.
If Grover Cleveland would like to be the
nominee of this convention all he has to
do is to say the word or permit some one
who is fairly close to him to say it for him.
While one State believes in Watterson, an
other in Bragg and so on, there is an un
dercurrent running through every State
In the shape of a sentiment that would
like to see Cleveland made the nominee and
a fight made for everything that he stands
for. This crops to the surface on all sides,
and it is only the well-known opposition of
the President to such a turn of affairs
that suppresses the feeling. Mr. Cleve
land may not have been popular with the
other national canventions held this year,
but he is the idol of this one. His litho
graphs are much sought after for decora
tive purposes in the delegation rooms, an?
no delegate misses the opportunity to speak
a word of praise for his courage and the
soundness of his views on the money ques
tion. FAVORS CLEVELAND.
Hush C. Wullaee Tells Why the Pres
ident Should Be Nominated.
Hugh C. Wallace, who leads the delega
tion from Washington State to the gold
convention, arriverr last night. Mr. Wal
lace was a delegate to the Chicago conven
tion, and, although he voted against silver
every time, his personal popularity secured
his election as a member of the national
committee in a delegation where there were
five out of eight ardent silver men. When
Mr. Wrallace returned to Washington he
wrote Chairman Jones a letter resigning
peremptorily from the committee and re
pudiating the Chicago platform and ticket.
The letter caused considerable comment in
the East, as Mr. Wallace was the only man
to resign from the committee because of
his gold views. Upon his arrival here he
created quite a sensation in the corridors
of the hotels on account of his pronounced
declaration in favor of Mr. Cleveland for
the nomination for President at the com
ing convention. Mr. Wallace was not in
Washington when he was elected delegate
to this convention, and he has been for
three weeks in New York and other points
in the East. He was very outspoken in his
talk for the President.
"Mr. Cleveland." he said, "is half a mil
lion votes stronger han any other man
that can be named here. If he is named
the ticket will be the Democratic ticket
and the Chicago ticket the side-show. Mr.
Cleveland will push Bryan harder than any
other man that could possibly be chosen.
His selection would meet an objection that
has been made to naming any ticket. It
has been said that so many Democrats will
vote for McKinley, even if we have a tick
et, that it will make a very poor showing
for the gold Democrats of the country.
With Cleveland as the nominee all this
would be obviated. It would show that the
Democrats of the country are not for sil
ver, and that Bryan, without his Populist
votes, would not have as much strength as
the ticket nominated here. It may be ask
ing a great deal of Mr. Cleveland, but he
ought to be willing to make the sacrifice,
and patriotically allow the true Democrats
of the country to rally around him. Here
we are without candidates. It Is conceded
by nearly every delegates who has been
discussing the matter that Mr. Cleveland
is far stronger than any other man that
could be selected; that he can command
more votes than any other man. We are
here to do our best for the great interests
of the country. All of us have made sac
rifices to meet the great crisis which con
fronts us, and Mr. Cleveland ought to be
willing to bear his share. We are looking
for a vote getter; we want a man who will
draw votes from the Chicago Populist tick
et. Mr. Cleveland has demonstrated that
he is a vote getter. If we nominate the
head of the Democratic party, the man
who has thrice been our candidate and
twice led us to victory. Democrats need not
fear that they are bolters in that case
They will not be bolters. The Democrat
who votes for Grover Cleveland, the only
Democrat elected since the war, la not a
bolter. It seems to me that there is noth
ing else for the convention to do."
MR. ECKELS' S VIEWS.
Controller of the Currency James II. Eck
els arrived at the Bates House yesterday
evening. He has been spending a month in
Illinois, and intends to return to Washing
ton after the convention, it has been
known for several flays that Mr. Eckels
would be here, and some of the gold advo
cates were in hopes that he might bear a
message from President Cleveland, in view
of his intimate association with the ad
ministration. But he said last night, with
a Elight smile, that he had been away from
Washington for a month, and had received
no communication on that question.
"President Cleveland," Mr. Eckels said,
"is in the habit of speaking for himself."
"Who do you favoi for the presidential
nomination at this convention?" was asked.
"If it were possible for such a course to
be pursued, I would be much pleased to see
Vilas nominated; that is, providing the
conditions in the Wisconsin delegation
were not such as to preclude his selection."
"As the delegation is instructed to vote
for Bragg, whom do ycu favor?"
"I have not had time to look that far
Senator Vilas has long been known as
President Cleveland's champion. They are
intimate friends, and Vilas espoused his
cause in the Senate when there seemed to
be no one else to lift a voice in his de
fense. These facts, coupled with Mr. Eck
els's assertion that he favors the Wiscon
sin man, are regarded as in indicating that
Vilas is the administration candidate.
Mr. Eckels said last night that the
strength of the sound-money movement in
the ranks of the Democracy will never be
fully appreciated, as so many votes wi'l be
cast for McKinley. Bryan, he said, will be
the worst beaten man that ever ran for
Mr. Eckels is a man of slight figure and
exceedingly youthful cast of countenance.
But he is considerable of a diplomat, and
avoids giving direct answers to leading
questions. He is outspoken enough on
some topics, however.
"There has been talk among some of the
delegates of an income-tax plank in the
platform," suggested a Journal reporter.
"What do you think of it. Mr. Eckels?"
"I am not an income taxer," he replied,
WOULD VOTE FOR CLEVELAND.
Alabama Holds Him Dear and Would
Like to See Him on the Ticket.
Ex-Governor Thomas G. Jones, of Mont
gomery, the first of the Alabama delega
tion, arrived at the Denison House last
night. He said that a full delegation from
his State would be present and besides the
regular delegates at least fifty interested
citizens would pay their fare and expenses
here to lend their aid and advice in the
sound-money cause. The delegation will be
accompanied by a brass band and is ex
pected to reach the city this evening.
Governor Jones is the leader of the sound-
money movement in his State and has been
prominently mentioned as available for the
vice presidential nomination, lie was
asked last night about the reports which
have appeared in the press concerning his
candidacy for that nomination.
'V that is simply the work of some en
terprising correspondent, of which there
are several in Montgomery. I am not a
candidate and there are good reasons why
I should not be. The principal one is that
I am too anxious to see General Buckner
get the nomination to allow my own name
to be used in connection with it. There are
other reasons which 1 need not name."
"What is the situation in your State?"
he was asked.
"In Alabama the situation is peculiar. In
State affairs we have always had the con
test between the Democratic party and the
combined forces of the Republicans and
the Populists.. ' 2Tof '. ho WSver, -.it looks us
though there would be four separate elec
toral tickets. The Democratic party that
is, the old party with the Chicago platform
will have a ticket. We. the sound-money
Democrats, will have a ticket. Then there
will be the Republican ticket, and it locks
now ' as thought the Populists would also
put a ticket in the field. I can say that
the sentiment fox this new movement is
very strong and is growing rapidly. We
had only eleven days in which to arrange
for the convention for the selection of del
egates to this convent ion and yet there
were representatives present from forty
two out of the sixty-four counties and U50
delegates sat in the convention.
"As to our preference for the ticket I
may say we have none. 1 know that Cleve
land H very dear to the sound-money Dem
ocrats of the State and the very mention
of his name in the convention was the
cause of prolonged applause. But I cannot
say that we have come here to aid in his
nomination. The delegates v.iil support the
most available man as it may appear in
Asked as to the possibility of the defeat
of Bryan for the electoral votes cf Alabami
Governor Jones said that such a thing was
possible. "It all depends upon the action
of the Populists. If they put out an elec
toral ticket it is possible that the Repub
lican electors may be elected. The sound
money Democrats will ail vote for the Na
tional Democratic electcrs. I do not look
for many Democrats of the South to vote
for McKinley. The people there have been
educated to fear the Republicans, 'lhey ara
afraid of force bills and other measures
which are obnoxious to them and while
they would not support a Republican candi
date they are equally agreed that they will
not support the Chicago platform and
Governor Jones is one of the most in
fluential men of the South. His efforts to
ward a reconciliation between the North
and South accomplished as much as those
of any single man. In 1S74 he made the
Memorial day address at Montgomery, in
which he took what was then advanced
ground on the subject and which made him
many enemies among his own people, but
the people finally grew up to his plane and
his election for two successive terms as
Governor shows how thoroughly his course
is now applauded. His address was an
honest appeal not to cultivate a vendetta
between the North and South. He appealed
to the people to bequeath to their children
"nobler legacies than discord and hate."
During his services as Governor he had
more serious internal trouble than those
experienced by Indiana and, moreover, was
a candidate for re-election at a time when
the opposing forces to his party' were
never stronger in the State. Yet he was so
popular that his election was accomplished
by an overwhelming majority.
Governor Jones perhaps knows his peo
ple as well as any other citizen of the
State. He said last night that he, as well
as other gold-standard Democrats, were in
the movement, not to disrupt their party
but to hold it together through this trying
time. He believed the party would continue
to act together on matters of local inter
est and in State elections, but in the pres
ent issue the new movement would find
thousands of supporters.
Florida for Cleveland.
T. A. Darby, of Palatka, Fla., a delegate,
is registered at the Grand Hotel, being the
first of the delegation to arrive. He was
in North Carolina when the convention
which chose the delegates was held and
came here as soon as notified of his elec
tion. He said he agreed with the chairman
of his delegation on the subject of the nom
ination of Cleveland for President.
"Our State is a great admirer of Cleve
land." he said. "It is also very strong
against the silver heresy. In the State
convention a vote was taken, and at that
earlv time. befor this iila r.r k -i-,
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crats having an independent sound-mone"
ticket was thought of. the vote was a tie
If the subject had been as well understood
then as it is now the vote would have been
for sound money by a large majority "
Mr. Darby has traveled a great deal
through the South since the Chicago con
vention. He says he finds everywhere a
distaste among Democrats for the idea of
fusion with the Populists. The two par
ties have been opponents in the South in
a somewhat similar manner to the opposi
tion in the North of the Democrats and Re
publicans, and fusion is a thing which the
Democrats do not like.
Died on Her Husband's Gruve.
CHICAGO. Aug. 31.-While weeping over
the grave of her husband in St. Boniface
Cemetery, Sunday afternoon, Mrs Frank
Isie Alkohoser, an aged woman', whose
home was at No. 51i Bishop streot fell
dead across the mound. Heart disease ag
gravated by grief, was the cause of deatn
The tittle tragedy, which moved deeply the
scores of people who saw its clim-jx hap
pened while the cemetery was filled with its
usual crowd of visitors.
IT FELL OFF A SHADE, BUT IS STILL
The Kentucky Editor's Former Revil
lncr of Cleveland Cited by the
INDORSEMENT OF BUCKNER
PUTS KENTUCKY DELEGATION IN
George M. Davie, Mentioned as a Can
didate by Gil Sbanklin, Says
Suck Talk Is Absurd.
BUCKNER AND HIS COB PIPE
BOTH WILL BE AMONG ARRIVALS IN
Breckinridge's Speech at Tomllnson
Hall Weduesduy Nisht to Be the
Oratorical Effort of His Life.
While the Watterson boom has had such
an unexpected impetus by the declaration
of Illinois and) other delegates west of In
diana, there are a number of President
Cleveland's friends who look on the nom
ination of Mr. Watterson as a dampener on
the support to be expected from the admin
istration. They recall that the Kentucky
editor has in the past spent much of his
time in assailing the President, and it is
feared that letters written by Watterson
and his utterances reviling the President
might not only cause Mr. Cleveland to re
frain from indorsing the work of the con
vention, but would also give the silverites
Some of the Kentucky papers, notably the
Louisville Post, have been bitterly fighting
Mr. Watterson, and some of the country
papers have been printing editorials on
Populistic lines alleged to have been writ
ten by Mr. Watterson in the Courier-Journal
about twelve years ago. None of the
Kentucky visitors are saying anything
about the great editor, for they are all
friends of his. The famous saying of Mr.
Watterson just before Cleveland was nom
inated at Chicago is remembered in Ken
tucky. "If the Democratic party nominates
Cleveland it will go through a slaughter
bouse to an open grave," was his remark.
However, after Cleveland was nominated
and elected and the attacks on the Presi
dent for his bond Issues and other acts be
gan to grow severe, Mr. Watterson wrote
many powerful editorials defending the
President and his course. .. Some of the
Kentuckians say that this subsequent de
votion of the editor to the President has
smoothed over any feeling that may have
existed between the two.
Talks with the delegates that- arrived
yesterday do not indicate that the Watter
son boom was as progressive as it was the
day before in fact, it fell off a shade. Sin
gularly enough, many of the Western dele
gates that have taken up Watterson refer
to the popularity of his lecture on Lincoln.
KENT I CKV'S PR ED I C A MENT.
Instructed for Buckner, but Finds a
BiT Boom on Hand for Watterson.
The Kentucky delegation will arrive to
day. It finds itself in a somewhat embar
rassing position. When the Kentucky
State convention was held, about ten days
ago, the only ticket talked of was Bragg
and Buckner, and the convention adopted
an enthusiastic resolution indorsing Gen.
Buckner for Vice President. The delegates
therefore will come to the convention
pledged to Buckner, but at the same time
they are all friends of Watterson, and since
his boom has assumed such large propor
tions they are disposed to be quiet and let
the matter take its course. The resolution
of the State convention, however, estops
them from presenting Watterson's name,
and the name of the custodian of the star
eyed goddess will therefore have to be
brought before the convention from an
other State. There will be no difficulty
about this, however, for Illinois stands
ready to present his name and make a
strong effort to nominate him.
Strangely enough, the Wisconsin delega
tion finds Itself somewhat similarly situ
ated. It comes here instructed for Bragg
and finds a healthy boom for Vilas on the
ground. In this case, however. Senator
Vilas himself will be with the delegation,
and will probably head off his boom in
short crder if it lies within his power.
George M. Davie, a prominent lawyer otf
Louisville, and chairman of the sound
money Democratic executive committee of
Kentucky, came in yesterday afternoon.
One of the first questions put to him by a
Journal reporter concerned the interview
which appeared in the Journal with John
G. Shankiin. a few days ago, in which the
Hoosier silverite expressed the belief that
the Indianapolis convention might put Mr.
Davie on the ticket instead of General
"That is perfectly absurd," said Mr. Da
vie. "I am not in politics as a candidate,
and there is no possibility whatever such
as Mr. Shankiin indicates."
In reply to a question regarding the prob
able action of the Kentucky delegation to
night or to-morrow morning anent the
Watterson boom, which enjbarrasses the
Buckner prospects, Mr. Davie said he was
unable to anticipate the action of the dele
gation. He did not care to discuss the
widespread movement in favor cf Mr. Wat
terson. WILL CARRY KENTUCKY.
When the reporter asked Mr. Davie about
prospects for the sound-money Democrats
carrying Kentucky, he said:
"Well, now, that is a topic I will be de
lighted to talk to you about. We are as
well organized in the State as either the
silverites or the Republicans, and after
this convention we will be better organized
than either. With us we have the better
class of Democrats, the m who are the
better political fighters. They have their
principles very close to their hearts, and
their work counts. We have not only
county organizations, but we are pushing
tne worK into ine precincts, speakers have
been assigned to different counties and they
are only waiting for this convention to
adopt a platform to set out on their mis
sion." "Will the sound-money Democrats put
out a State ticket?"
"We will put congressional tickets in th
field wherever we think it advisable. Yes"
sir; we hope to carry the State. We are
not anticipating a hopeless battle by any
means. You can rest assured that Ken
tucky will be for sound money, and I think
the greatest vote next November will be
that of the sound-money Democrats."
A PICTURESQUE KE.MltKIAX.
General Buckner and His Corncob
Pipe Ilreckinriilge's Speech.
To-day General Simon Bolivar Buckner
and his corncob pipe, of Kentucky, will
reach the city, and of General Buckner
and his pipe it is sail they are like he
Union one and Inseparable. The General
is a picturesque character, a man of such
undoubted Democracy that La Kentucky it
is customary to refer to the
"Simon Bolivar Buckner pure De
mocracy." Kentucky promises to
be the most interesting State in the con
vention on account of the fact that she
has two men to whom the convention
stands in the light of the fair maiden, if
t'other dear charmer were away, or words
to that effect. - Then Kentucky brings its
prize orator, a man whom the audience
Wednesday night will view curiously at
least. W. C. P. Breckinridge will arrive
in the afternoon. When any one in the old
Ashland district asks Mr. Breckinridge if
he intends to run for Congress again he
replies that he will be the next Democrat
ic Congressman from the Seventh district,
and it is understood that he will receive
the sound-money Democratic nomination
there. Incidentally it might be remarked
that this is the first time in the history
of a national convention when a Kentucky
delegation has failed to bring jugs of moun
tain dew. Indeed, one delegate made seven
separate trips to the iirinking water foun
tain at the Denison last night.
A. J. Carroll, of LcuisviUe. was at the
Denison last night. He received the larg
est vote of any man in the State conven
tion for delegate at large to the Indian
apolis gathering. He was one of the five
men in the Legislature who prevented the
re-election of Senator Blackburn on ac
count of the Senator's silver views and the
Popocrats of the State have little liking for
Mr. Carroll. W. W. Stephenson, a State
Senator from Mercer county, is another of
hose in last night. He was the first man
in Kentucky to put himself publicly on rec
ord against the Chicago platform." He de
nounced it in an interview the day after
it was adopted.
The speech of Breckinridge, at Tomlinson
Hall, Wednesday night, is expected by the
Kentuckians to be one of the finest bits
of oratory of the campaign. At the State
convention they say he tairlv outdid any
previous effort. In Kentucky they put chil
dren on the hustings as soon as thev are
able to toddle, and Breckinridge is hailed
as the chief of all this race of orators.
For Watterson und Moran.
J. R. Trevett. of Champaign. III., is per
sonally in favor of Watterson for Presi
dent, with Judge T. M. Moran, of Chicago,
for Vice President. It Is his opinion that
McKinley will carry the State with the aid
of the sound-money Democrats, as he
thinks there are about 50,000 sound-money
Democrats in the State, who will more
than offset defections from the Republican
ranks. Watterson, he says, would bey a
very satisfactory candidate to Indiana and
Illinois, generally considered pivotal States,
and for that reason he feels that he would
make a strong candidate. It was sug
gested that some of the delegates seem to
fear Wattersan's candidacy, as he has been
regarded as unfriendly to President Cleve
land in the past, and was at one time a
free-silver man himself.
"I know mat vvaiierson is not looked
unon as an administration candidate," said
Mr. Trcvett, "but that cuts no ice, as he
will tret the votes. That's what we want;
a man who will be strong in Indiana and
"Yes, the sound-money movement is
growing in Illinois. The State convention
was one of the most successful ever held
in the State, and old-time Democrats de
clared that they had never seen a con
vention so free from the hangerson and
self-seeking politicians. In Illinois there
are a great throng of sound-money Demo
crats who were inclined to adhere to party
lines. Now that they have a chance to
vote accDrding to their convictions, with
out sacrificing their party loyalty, they
will rally under the gold standard."
He does not look with favor upon an in
come plank in the olatform.
loiva. Man for Watterson.
M. Ricker, an Iowa delegate hailing from
Waterlco, thought the race for presiden
tial nominee lay between Watterson,
Bragg and Vilas. Said he: "Our people
have no favorite son in the field, but J
think the first place will go to either Wat
terson, Bragg or Vilas. I rather favor
Watterson, although I have heard both
the others spoken of and have not cen
tered on, anybody. I am certain this con
vention will make no uncertain movement
regarding the financial p'.ank. It will bo
strong on that point. It is my opinion
that this convention will help McKinley
as it will take a great many votes that
would probably have been given to Bryan.
Stiil on the other hand, I can go to a great
many men and ask them to vote the ticket
of this convention and they will vote it,
but if I were to ask them to vote for Mc
Kinley I would lose their influence. There
may be a plank put into our platform
condemning the Chicago convention, lor
our object is to defeat free silver; it would
be a calamity to this country. This is a
queer convention. Usually we meet in a
convention with a view to electing some
one. I consider that this Is a meeting of
people unselfish enough to spend time and
money to try and save the country, even
though they do not gain its government.
I don't think there is a man here who ex
Ohio Men for Watterson.
A wing of the Ohio delegation, headed
by ex-Congressmen W. E. Haynes and
George E. Seney, delegates at large, ac
companied by Messrs. S. H. Holding and
V. P. Cline, of the Twenty-firt district,
and H. D. Cofllnberry and John Zangerle,
of the Twentieth district, arrived at the
Bates House at midnight. Mr. Holding
says that he personally favors Wattersor.
for President, with Bragg for Vice Presi
dent. Until the remaining members of the
delegation get here and a conference is
held, however, he says it is a difficult mat
ter to say how the State will stand on the
question of selecting candidates.
All the delegates that have arrived here
from Ohio so far concede the State to Mc
Kinley by the largest majority that has
ever been known in that State.
DOWN PIKE'S PEAK.
An Engine on the C'oK'-Wheel Road
Leaps to Destruction.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., Aug. 31.
The first accident on the Pike's Peak cog
wheel railroad since it was opened, five
years ago, occurred yesterday, and but for
the safety brakes used on all the cars of
this line a trainload of passengers would
have been hurled to destruction. Coming
down the mountain the side bars on the
driving wheels on both sides of the engine
broke apart, rendering the compressed-air
brakes on the engine useless. Conductor
Guyman applied the automatic brakes in
the passenger coach and it soon stopped.
The engineer and fireman were compelled
to abandon the engine, which was beyond
control, and it went down the 25 degree
grade at a terrific speed for nearly half a
mile, where it struck a curve, jumped the
track and shot through the air for fully
1D0 feet, going clear over, about fifteen
feet high, upon the mountain side above
the track. It plowed immense boles In the
mountain, and the tender and engine sep
arated just as the engine vxdUuU-A, hurl
ing iron and steel ir. all directions. The
train was a special, carrying Manager
Frederick Harrison and party, of the bun
don & Northwestern railroad, and Maj. S.
K. Hooper, of the Denver & Rio Grande
SHOT HIS WIFE,
Tried to Kill Ills Children and Then
Blew Out Ills Own Brains.
DETROIT. Mich., Aug. 31.-Frank Beau
Hen, aged forty, shot and mortally wound
ed his wife this morning, attempted to kill
his two children and then blew out his own
brains. Beaubien, who is a member of an
o;d French family, was left considerable
money some time ago, and has been drink
lng heavily ever since. This morning he
went home drunk, and when his wife
remonstrated drew a revolver and shot her
in the back as sh? ran. He also attempt a
to shoot his two children, but both escaped
injury. He then ptaced the revolver to his
own head and killed himself.
Detective Force Reorganized.
LOUISVILLE, Aug. 21. The Board of
Safety to-day completely reorganized the
detective force of this city. This was done
on account of the exposures that were
made in the aldermanic trial. Joseph W.
Howens. formerly chief of detective, was
told to step down, and Capti-in Juke Hang
er, formerly a captain ot police, was ap
pointed in his place. Howenx takes Haul
er's place on the police fove. Detective
Gorley was dismissed from the force, and
the other four members were low vied tu
MAKING A PLATFORM
NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE OF OPIMOX
EXPRESSED BY DELEGATES.
Question of the Supreme Court May
Offer a Sllicht Stumbllno; Block
to the Committee
WESTERN GREENBAtK IDEA
OPPOSED TO A PLANK ADVOCATING
THEIR FINAL RETIREMENT,
While Enstern Men Want Them Out
of the Way So us to Break Bullion
Speculators' "Endless Chain.'
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
A TOUCHY QUESTION FOR THE PLAT
FORM OF THIS CONVENTION.
Mr. Kimble, of Kansas, Wants een
J ml gen to Concur on All Con
Delegates to the National Democratic
convention began dropping into the city at
a lively rate yesterday afternoon and last
evening. The gteat body of them, how
ever, are expected to arrive to-day. The
slowness of the crowd in gathering is ex
plained by the fact that in this convention
there is practically no preliminary ekfrm
i.;hing or scheming to be done. There ur
no contending factions and while there is
a lively Interest in the question of who
shall be nominated, nobody regards It as
a matter of life and death. Furthermore,
there is little contest on the platfo.-m;
such varying views as there may be am
simple questions of a minor nature. Tha
suggestion has been made from one or two
quarters that the platform be confined to
the money issue, but it has not been kindly
received, and there Is no question
but that the platform will cover
the whole political situation thor
oughly. While its chief feature will be a
clear and terse declaration -for the preser
vation of the gold standard, it will also
contain a reply to the attacx of the Chi
cago platform upon the Supreme Court and
the constitutional power of the fiecutive.
It will also contain a tariff declaration,
modeled closely after that of the platform
of 1S92. Upon so much the leaders ur
practically agreed and all that remains to
be determined by the resolutions commit
tee is the matter of coining these senti
ments into the proper language.
It is given out upon good authority that
the executive committee is In possession
of a money plank written in the Treas
ury Department and the natural supposi
tion is that Secretary Carlisle is the au
thor of it, but the members of the commit
tee regard the matter as confidential and
decline to talk about it.
Upon two points only in the platform is
there likely to be any divergence of opin
ion. These are upon the Income tax and
greenback questions. Some of the dele
gates from the West favor a plank indi
rectly sustaining the income tax proposi
tion adopted by the last Congress and
knocked out by the Supreme Court. They
seek to get at it by favoring a constitu
tional amendment, requiring seven votes la
the Supreme Court to declare a law un
constitutional. The Eastern men are em
phatically opposed to this. They have al
ways regarded the Income tax as a Topu
listlc measure and declare that if such a
plank were adopted the Populists could
say with Justice that this convention is
seeking in an Indirect way the very point
that they are going after directly. The
greenback question is injected by the East
ern men. They desire a plank demand
ing the retirement of the greenbacks at
the earliest possible moment in order to
break the "endless chain" that puts the
treasury at the mercy of the bullion deal
ers. The Westerners in turn oppose this.
They do not say that the proposition Is
not right, but they declare that there ls
among their home people a poft spot for
the greenback and they do not want to
make it hard for them to vote this ticket.
SUPREME COURT PLANK.
Seren Member to Concur on Consti
The question of adopting an Income tax
plank and the wording of that plank Is apt
to be one of the most Important features
of the convention. Most of the delegates
seem to favor the Insertion of a plank on
this subject in the platform, although there
are a number who are decidedly opposed
to it. There Is no probability that the con
vention will throw a dart at the Supreme
Court on its recent decision, but some of
the delegates favor a resolution regarding
the number of Judges neces.-wry to decide
on the constitutionality of a measure be
fore them. It has been urged that if any
reference Is made to the decision of the
court, the Populists would use this refer
ence to Justify the plank in the Chicago
platform. Sam Kimble, of Manhattan,
Kan., Is one of the delegates who do not
believe that such reference would put a
club In tho hands of the Popocrats or Pop
ulists, Mr. Kimble and J. A. Jones, an
other Kansas delegate, arrived at the Den
ison yesterday afternoon. Mr. Kimble has
submitted to Mr. Bynum a plank, tho sub
stance of which has been favorably com
mented on by the Supreme Judges of his
State. This plank will go to the resolu
tions committee, and it is not impossible
that It may appear In the platform. ThU
plank Is us follows:
"Recognizing In the growth of our coun
try the severest strain and test of the wis
dom of the fathers in establishing a gov
ernment wherein the great plan of cheeks
and balances was relied upon in the form of
three co-ordinate departments intended to
be equal and lndeiKiment in the general
powers, producing an harmonious whole,
we reaffirm our confidence In rlie wisdom of
such plan and our determination that it
fehall be forever maintained as the beyt and
only democratic plan of government on
earth. In doing no we are, however, not
adverse to an honest and patriotic study
cf any possible defects in the details of th
original plan with a purpos-e to rtmovu uny
errors which the thoughtful experience of
more than a century i practice may Indi
cate, and we therefore feel constrained to
suggest tho.! it l but wlsw to consider at
all times the necessity of the fullest conti
nence of the mass of our urat people in
the acton of each of the oo-orJInate
brunches! of our go eminent.
"Our theory of government I in the main
averse tj the decision ot one, but relies
with confidence upon the voice of the whole.
From very nci-sslty the Juilh l.il branch of
the government must, in matters of con
stitutional rlKht, iK-cunn- the final arbiter,
and to the end that its determination shall
have the highest confidence and n-wppet us
being the determination practically of the
whole rather than of one. we would com
tuend to tho taoufihtful and patriotic ton
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