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VOLUME V.
WHLSEWALLRETIRE?
& Populist Says the Maine Man
Is to Come Down.
I
Waiting on the state election
12 the Veto ot the Democratic Forty Fails
OS In the September Contest. Bateman
Declares the Demooratio Presidential
Nominee Will Be Forced to Withdraw
i In Favor of Wataw,
Lewiston, Mo., Sept, I.—Mr. Bate-
Dian, Populist candidate for governor of
Maine, says ho has the assurance of
Populist leaders who aro in close touch
with the national leaders of the silver
Democrats that, if he will toko no fur
ther steps at present towards notifying
Mr. Bryan of his nomination by the
Populist convention, the name of Sewall
Will be pulled down and that of Watson
put in his place. Mr. Bateman says
that if these promises are fulfilled he
Will then let loose the dogs of war. He
declares that it is useless for the Demo
cratic leaders in this state to try to stay
his hand by charges that he has sold out
to tho Republicans. He said:
•‘I violate no secrets when I say that
, Mr. Sewall will be pulled down within
■ tho next six weeks. The executive com
mittee of the Populist and Democratic
parties are simply w 'iting for the result
of the Maine election. Os course, you
and I well know what that result will
be. They do not know. But one thing
I can tell you, if the Democratic party
falls off the slightest in its vote this
coming September election, Arthur
Sewall will come down within two
I Weeks from that date.
“The leaders of the Democratic party
are not fools. They do not propose to
Imperil Bryan’s election by having a
millstone hung around his neck. The
Sentiment in the south and west is
changing with the most astonishing
rapidity. Mon who two weeks ago
Fere for Sewall are today open advo
cates of Tom Watson. In the one state
|of Georgia 41 Democratic newspapers
shave hoisted the name of Watson at
Ithe head of their columns. The nomi
nation of Watson has appealed to their
(Sectional pride. Ours is the first party
(that has ever dared to place a southern
man on its national ticket. The south
. erners appreciate this fact. From ono
[end of the country to the other tho
Populist war cry is: ‘No Watson, no
[Bryan.*
j “We mean business. This is no child’s
play with us. Bryan cannot be elected
(without our help. I have positive in
formation that he would accept our
I lamination tomorrow if the committee
houid notify him. As tho secretary of
hat committee, I have made all arrange
ments for the notification, but I am in
io hurry to press the matter. I had in
ended to do it this week, but the posi
ive information that has come into my
■wression that Sewall will soon be
>J. J. r. vuus- h . , ’ei up for a
port time. Ido not wish to embarass
r. Bryan in tho least. I desire his
ection if Watson can be his running
ate. That is now almost positively
sored.”
The Situation In Missouri.
St. Louis, Sept. 1. —The Evening
>urnal, the leading labor and Populist
ily in the southwest, says:
“A new factor has appeared in tho
;ht. The proposition of a division of
actors between the Populists and Dem
rats of Missouri, has been hanging
■e because of tho failure on the part
Chairmen Rosselle and Cook to agree
>ou the terms of fusion on the state
.ndidates. ”
Chairman M. F. Dowd of the state
(ver committee, who is also national
immitteeman for Missouri, said:
“I am tired of waiting for the Demo
ats and Populists to fix up an electoral
•ket. The Silver party of this state
iil certify the full state Republican
?ket, in order that silver Republicans
ay have every facility for voting for
lyan. The certificate must be' pro
fited within 40 days. I want the 42,-
|0 Populists in Missouri to be given a
.nice io have their votes counted for
van. Tho Populists want four elec
ts and the Silver parry one. This
liter must be settled within a week or
hall take it before the national com
ttees; after that the Democrats and
pulists may do as they like about
-ir state tickets, but the electors must
placed right away.”
Says Sewall Will Mot Withdraw.
Path, Me., Sept. I.—Candidate Sew-
■ was in conversation with several po-
Ileal friends at his homo when a re
nter showed him Bateman.’s statement
St he would withdraw after he Maine
Action. When asked for an answer
tMr. Bateman’s statement he replied
St he had nothing to say in regard to
i Francis B. Torrey, a prominent
jrty worker, who was chatting with
In at the time, said: “Well, you may
tjr for mo—and I know Mr. Sewall
trough and through—that lie will not
jthdraw until after he has been
4c ted. ” Mr. Sewall smiled assent to
A. Torrey's statement.
Bitten by a Poisonous -Snake.
JaCKSOS, Go., Sept. I.—Mr. Robert
lisseter, son of Mr. Tate Lasseter, who
riides about 12 miles east of Loganville
axl who was bitten by a snake of tho
rsflesnako pilot, or highland moccasin
v.tiety, is not expected to live. The
Bnjko, which is the most poisonous of
art that crawls in this country, bit tho
yolug man in two different places.
Fatally Shot by a Pugilist.
Cincinnati, Sept. I.—An outing club
was spending the Sunday in a grove
neai the suburb of College Hill, when
Edward Nelons, an amateur pugilist,
and Hs friends started a game of chuck
on tin ground. Adam Prathof the out
ing party ordered them to quit playing
there. In the melee that followed,
Pralh was fatally shot by Nelons.
Two Women Commit Suicide.
Cincinnati, Sept. I.—The finding of
of the dead bodies of Miss Jennie Bel
len and of Mrs. Henry Vennemeyer
Sunday, started sensational reports
again, similar to those surrounding the
finding of the bodies of women in this
vicinity recently. Both committed sui
cide and there was no murder mystery
la either case.
./RAND ARMY MEN PARADE.
Thirty Thousand Union Veterans March
Through tho Streets of St. Paul.
St. Paul, Sept. B.—ln recent years it
has been thought necessary to shorten
the length of the grand parade of the
old soldiers, and this year’s parade ex
ceeded two miles by but a trifle, and as
it was over smooth streets and easy
walking, no ill effects were anticipated
from the tramp. Beside the meeting
and recounting of old experiences and
renewing old acquaintances there is
nothing that goes ahead of this event,
and to it many of the old “vets” look
forward through tho entire year, saving
their strength for this return to the days
when us comrades they carried muskets
and touched elbows and they found
themselves not so stiff after a short
march as now.
Tho various divisions formed on tho
streets that crossed Western avenue,
and when the final gun was fired,
shortly after 10 o’clock, the parade be
gan to move south from Dayton and
Western, moving south to Summit, the
various divisions falling in as the column
passed. General Walker and staff headed
the procession.
The first division was headed by
the Veteran Signal corps and included
tho departments of Illinois, Wisconsin
and Pennsylvania, following. The sea.
oiid division consisted of the depart
ments of Ohio and New York. In
the third division there wore the de
partments of Connecticut, Massachu
setts, New Jersey, Maine, California,
Rhode Island, Now Hampshire, Ver
mont, Potomac, Virginia and North
Carolina. The fourth division was made
up of the departments of Maryland,
Nebraska, Michigan, lowa and Indiana.
The departments of Colorado. Wyoming,
Kansas, Delaware, Missouri and Ore
gon was in tho fifth division. The
sixt hincluded Kentucky, West Virginia,
South Dakota, Washington, Alaska, Ar
kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Tennes
see. In the seventh division were the
departments of Louisiana, Mississppi.
Florida, Montana, Texas. Idaho, Ari
zona, Georgia, Alabama, North Dakota,
Oklahoma and Indian Territory. The
department of Minnesota closed tho
parade, constituting the eighth division.
As the head of the parade turned
down broad Summit avenue, the old
vets straightened their shoulders and
tried to renew their youth, lining up as
of old when they had been able to turn
a corner in u straight line. Tho avonuo
was crowded on both sides with specta
tors, who applauded favorite posts, or
favored leaders, and now ami again a
cheer went up for the fine appearance
of some of the less known posts. Oppo
site the residence of Colonel R. M.
Newport many whitehaired veterans
uncovered and saluted as they recog
nized tho widow of their loved "Black
Jack,” and Mrs. John A. Logan care
fully returned their salute. As the
head of each division arrived at this
part of the avenue, a group of pretty
young girls stepped out into tho street
and scattered flowers before the oncom
ing veterans, who furtively picked up
the blossoms and proudly placed them
in their buttonholes.
At. the lower end of Sixth street the
reviewing stand had been erected, and
when Commander-in-Chief Walker ar
rived there, he left the line and took his
place on the stand, when he returned
the salutes of the old veterans as they
passed by and were dismissed on tho
adjoining streets.
INCREASE IN PUBLIC DEBT.
What the Monthly Statement ot tho Treas
ury Department Shows.
Washington, Sept. 3.—The debt state
ment just issued shows a net increase in
the public debt, less cash in the treas
ury, during August of $12,342,083. The
interest bearing debt increased $469,898,
and cash in the treasury decreased $12,-
812,017. The balances of the several
classes of debt at the close of business
Aug. 31 were:
Interest bearing debt, $847,364,260;
debt on which interest has ceased since
maturity, $1,622,960; debt bearing no
interest, $372,836,376; total, $1,221,843,-
696.
The certificates and treasury notes,
offset by an equal amount of cash in the
treasury outstanding at the end of the
month, were $563,656,973, an increase of
$440,000.
The total cash in tho treasury was
$499,388,746. The gold reserve was
$100,000,000. Net cash balances, $143,-
846,400.
In tho month there was decrease in
gold coin and bars of $11,481,942, tho
total at the close being $189,825,200.
Os silver there was an increase of sl,-
447,862. Os the surplus there was in
national bank depositories $16,619,914
against $20,952,972 at the end. of the pre
ceding mouth.
Broken Down Horses Sold For Fresh Meat.
Washington, Sept. 3.—-According to
United States Consul Johnson, at Ant
werp, there is no truth in the story
which so excited American meat pack
ers, to the effect that broken down Eng
lish omnibus horses are killed and
packed at Antwerp as canned beef un
der American labels. The consul re
ports to the state department that he
has made most careful inquiry and finds
that while the English omnibus hacks
do come to Antwerp in large numbers,
they are slaughtered and sold for fresh
meat, and aro not packed.
Russia's Polley Will Not Be Changed.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 3.—High gov
ernment officials here express the opin
ion that the death of Prince Lobanoff-
Rostovgki, the Russian minister for for
eign affairs, will not involve a change
in the policy of Russia, which, it is
added, is distinctly pacific and approved
by tho czar.
The Northern Pac.’fic In New Hand*.
Tacoma, Sept. 3.—The Northern Pa
cific receivership, after an existence of
three years and a few days, was ended
at midnight, when all property of the
former Northern Pacific railroad passed
under the management- of the new
Northern Pacific Railway company.
Au Klghtoeu-Toar-Old Boy Hanged.
Uniontown. Pa., Sept. 3. Frank
Morris, aged 18 years, was hanged here
at 1:80 p. in. for the murder two years
ago of Bernard Loker, a farmer of
Chestnut The object was job-
bery.
HIGHTS TO ALL ; SPECIAL PRIVILEGES TO NONE."
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4,189 C
UNA A COMPETITOR
i Throws Down the Gauntlet to
American Coal Miners.
FIRST CARGO ARRIVES AT FBISOO
i
| The Colorado Brings Fuel Mined In the
Tonquin District, Which Is Pronounced
by Kxperts to Be of the Finest Quality.
Cheap Chinese Dabor Enables Mtue Own
ers to Sell nt a Very Lew I’rloe.
San Francisco, Sept. 3.--China has
thrown down the gauntlet to the big
| coal miners of the United States. The
j American bark Colorado, which has
: just arrived, brought a cargo of coal
i mined in the Tonquiu district. It was
i assigned to a coal dealing firm of this
city, which promises to push tho Chi
-1 ueso fuel on the coast market at prices
I greatly below those which Pennsylva
j nia and Welch coals of the same char-
I ac-ter are now being sold. Examining
I experts have pronounced the Tonqu n
, coal beds almost inexhaustible. The
Chinese article is in the market to stay,
it is said, at least as long as the present
tariff conditions exist-.
Tonquin, since tho Tonquin war, has
been under the control of the French,
■ and it is the French capital that is now
[ developing the mines, but the land is
■ populated by Chinese, as before, and it
• is the cheap Chinese labor that is em
i ployed in the mines, and hence tho ex-
I tremely low cost of production, which
I enables the owners of Tonquin mines to
i sell at lower prices than other countries.
i The coal is said to boos tho finest
i quality, fully equal to tho best Penn
sylvania coal.
KURODO SUCCEEDS ITO.
But Nlssl, Now on the Way Hither* May Be
Japan’s Premier Later.
Washington, Sept. 3.—The Japanese
legation has been advised of tho selec
tion of Kurodo as premier in succession
to Marquis Ito. Kurodo is a Japanese
of tho old school, a man of great attain
ments, of splendid record as a warrior
and a statesman. He was premier once
i before, and, like Li Hung Chang, was a
■ friend of General Grant, who came to
, know and admire him during his stay
■ in the east.
I The impression here is that Kurodo’s
; occupancy of tho premiership will bo
! only temporary, as it is not believed that
i in his ad vanced age he can bring him-
I self to the heavy task of discharging tho
I manifold duties of the place.
■ Baron Nissi, Japanese minister to Rus
i sia, a man of notable record in the mod
i ern Japanese school of politics, is ex
pected to arrive in New York Sept. 10,
[ on the way from St. Petersburg to To
i kio. Tho fact that ho has been recalled
■ nt this time gives basis for a surmise
I that be is slr’cd for the pi<-.-..i:.i>.-liip
i The state department has beenj noti-
■ fied of the expected arrival of the baron,
I and will give instructions to the col-
■ lector of the port of New York to ex
tend the usual official courtesies and
1 exemptions.
JOINT DEBATES ARRANGED.
Taylor and Tillman to Meet on th® Stamp
In Tennessee.
Nashville, Sept. 3.—Chairman Cliffe
of the Republican state committee has
addressed a letter to Chairman Cole
man of the Democratic committo stat
ing that as the Democrats had ruled
Populists ont and they could se"ure a
joint discussion under no other condi
tions, the Republicans would consent to
the terras and arrange dates for a joint
discussion between Governor Taylor and
Mr. Tillman.
Chairman Cliffe and Chairman Cole
man met at 2 o'clock and arrangeed for
a joint discussion between Governor
Taylor and Mr. Tillman at tiro follow
ing places and dates:
Jonesboro Tuesday, Sept. 15; Knox
ville Wednesday, Sept. 16; Chattanooga
Thursday, Sept. 17; Nashville, Sept. 26;
Columbia, Sept. 28; Petersburg Tues
day, Sept. 29; Gallatin Saturday, Oct.
i 3; Clarksville Monday, Oct. 5; McKen
zie Thursday, Oct. 8; Memphis Monday,
Oct. 12.
Dates between the joint discussions
will be filled in by each candidate as lie
sees fit. State and district electors will
also meet in joint discussion.
Congressional Conventions la Alabama.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 3.—Four
nominations were tho result of the con
i gressional conventions held in Alabama
. Tuesday. The Second district nomi-
■ Bated Stallings; tho Third nominated
! Henry D. Clayton; the Sixth renomi-
I nated Congressman Bankhead and the
I Ninth named Hon. Oscar W. Under-
j wood as their Democratic standard
■ bearer. The First district convention
' at Thomasville took 50 ballots with no
result. Tho convention in the Fourth
1 adjourned until Sept. 11. Tho Fifth at
; Goodwater took 12 ballots with no re
sult. Tho convention in tho Seventh
I will meet at Gadsden on Sept. 9. Tho
: convention in tho Eighth barely missed
•i bolt by a diplomatic move.
I Bowers Renders an Important Decision,
j Washington, Sept. 3.—Acting Comp
troller Bowers, in a decision just rend
! ered, holds that a transfer from the vol
-1 unteer service to tho regular army, al
‘ though in the form of a new en istiuent
for the balance of tho unexpired volun
| leer term of enlistment, is not such an
enlistment as to entitle the soldier so
transferred to the veteran bounty. The
' service in the two branches of tlio army
j is held to be a continuous service.
Destructive Blaze at Winston.
j Winston, N. C., Sept. 3.—Fire broke
out in Masonic hall, over Smith’s drug
store, at 2:30 a. m. Damage by fire and
water to the drug stock, Justice &
, Browder’s book store, Schouler’s dry
! goods store. Ohlanen’s drug store, all in
i the same block, will aggregate $50,000.
The Masonic hall was completely des
troyed.
Two Victims of » Domestio Quarrel.
Boston, Sept. 8, —Michael Heenan, 60
i years old, quarreled with his wife Delia
i at their homo in Dorchester and wound
I up by crushing her skull with an ax and
i thou cutting his throat. Both will die.
THE CONVENTION IS ON
Gold Men Begin Their Work
at Indianapolis.
CLEVELAND’S NAME IS CHEERED
lu Reading tho Call For the Convention,
Ex-Congressman Outhwaite Referred to
the rrosidont and the Delegates Shouted
Wildly—Governor Flower Elected Tem
porary Chairman.
Indianapolis, Sept. B.—That Old Sol’s
golden rays were hidden by masses of
silver clouds during tho early morning
did not seem to furnish a cause for de
pression among the gold Democrats as-
Si mble’d here. Perhaps tho reflected
rays from the unique golden stars in the
many American flags about the hotel
lobbies furnished sufficient of the needed
yellow light to tone the early morning
gray. At any rate the few hours of the
morning preceding the assembling of
the gold Democrats' convention was
marked by scenes that placed it more
upon the plane of other great national
conventions than it has seemed to hold
during the past few days.
It was a bright, brisk morning that
greeted tlie delegates when they arose
early. True, tho sun was not pouring
Iris rays into the city streets but the few
white clouds, with no suggestion of rain
in them, that obscured his royal vision,
showed evidence of breaking away for a
beautiful day and meanwhile tempered
the atmosphere to a coolness that was
pleasant and reviving. The city streets
surrounding the hotels that had been
made headquarters were gay witli bunt
ing and flags, and while the local com
mittee did not think them quite lavish
enough, tho average delegate seemed
pleased.
The hotel corridors early presented an
animated appearance and, contrary to
expectations, there were many ani
mated discussions aroused, not pertain
ing to the selection of candidates or the
adoption of platform, but arguments
with tho silver Democrats, who chose to
either ask or volunteer information.
John DeWitt Warner of New York
and ex-Congressman Charles D. Haines
of Kinderhook, N. Y., were foremost
among the gold chain ions and vigor
ously proclaimed their faith. Haines,
who is said to be a lieutenant and very
close to Senators Hili and Murphy of
New York, not only made arguments
in the hotel corridors, but went out into
the street and obt lined respectful hear
ing from about 400 people. Other ora
tors, whose names could not be learned,
started discussions in various parts of
the hotel corridors and all were sur
rounded by eager and curious groups of
wisdom seekers.
Brass Bands Enliven Matters.
The arrival of dolegates from nearby
wosteiu f-'t Aitid added to the gen
eral confusion, and tlie bands kept up a
merry round of enlivening music. There
was a general lack of noisy demonstra
tion, although there wore plaudits and
sometimes jeers from the crowds that
surrounded the lobby orators.
Undoubtedly this was due to the fact,
perfectly apparent, that the delegates as
a body, is composed of a higher class of
men than generally forms the file of a
national convention. In every delega
tion this was apparent. Bankers, mer
chants, reformers in American politics,
some men who had never before taken
part in a national convention, lawyers
and railroad men and few if any pro
fessional politicians, formed the great
mass of delegates. They were as a
whole inclined towards calm discussion
and demeaned themselves very quietly.
It was this latter attitude probably that
brought the stamp of dignity upon the
delegates even before they assembled in
convention and prevented in the streets
a.id hotel corridors and places of the as
sembling of the crowd tho I’vely scenes
that marked tho last two national con
ventions.
Up to very near tho hour of assem
bling, all but about four states in the
Union were found to bo represented and
with full delegations. This Las proven
a source of wonderment to those who
started the movement. While the trend
Y
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JOll>* ”T PALMER.
of opinion of candidates was towards
Bragg and Buckner in the early morn
ing, still there were many vigorous lit
tle booms for others, and it was curious
and rather humorous to see the way in
which records wore pulled to pieces to
find if there were any silver flaws in
gold candidates.
The largest estimates of the crowd
was made by the railroad men, who as
serted that there were GO,OOO people in
the city, delegates and strangers. Os
this estimated crowd Chicago furnished
a large proportion, including the Cook
County Marching club, about 200 strong,
one of tho most neatly uniformed clubs
in town.
Delegate® Slaw In Gathering,
Promptly at 11 o’clock the doors lead
ing to Tomlinson hall were opened, but
admission was confined under strict or
ders to ticket holders. They arrived
rather slowly at first. Ejaculations of
surprise were heard as the early comers
surveyed tho beautiful decorations of
the hall. A profusion of flags, bunting,
gilt and green met the eye. The bal
cony, which hung over three sides of
the hall, with a background of white,
was studded with red, white and blue
shields, alternating with gold wreaths
containing the names of states.
Great streamers of the national colors
suspended in a canopy from the ceiling
and the background of the btage was a
. mass of flags and bunting. Potted
I plants, trailing ropes of smilax and
! green moss relieved the bright effect in
i colors. The gold in the decorations was
! most conspicuous. A gold eagle, with
| wings outstretched, surm unted a sun
burst. Immediately over the platform
I floated the portraits of Tilden. ITeu-
I dricks, Jefferson, Jackson, Cleveland i
! and McDonald, in golden frames, while 1
I from the platform aved a huge bunch
;of golden rod. A band was heated in
i the upper gallery in tho rear of the ball.
■ Many of the early arrivals were ladies.
I Mrs. Hendricks, the widow of the late
i vice presidential candidate, was one of
| the first distinguished visitors of the
J guests to occupy seats in the rear of the
I stage.
| The arrival of the Alabama delega-
■ tion with a huge purple banflor was the
j signal for the first outburst of applause,
j On the banner was the state shield, be
i neath which were the words: “Hero
we rest,” recalling the old legend of the
' Indians, who, driven pitilessly to the
i northwest, settled in the territory, now
' BOSWELL P. FLOWER,
Alabama, from which the motto of tho
, state is taken.
I “Hurrah for Alabama,” they shouted,
and across the hall came tho cry:
i “What’a the matter with old Kentuck?”
| The l.Tnd then awoke the echoes with
! a stirring medley of popular airs, and
immediately thereafter the delegates
began rjriving. There were some en
thusiast c receptions. General Bragg,
as he niuved to his seat in the extreme
left at the head of the Wisconsin dele
gation, was uproariously applauded.
Choe .*S For Colonel Breckinridge.
When the Pennsylvania delegation
filed in shortly before noon there were
i cheers for the old Keystone state. Im
[ mediately afterward, while tho band
I was playing "Dixie,” Colonel W. C. P.
Breckinridge, with snow white beard
and hair, entered at tho head of tlie
Blue Grass delegation and the galleries
again cheered.
The entrance of lowa brought tho
delegates to their feet.
The "What’s-the-niattor” man was
present and kept the galleries busy. Tlie
I hands of tin cluck pointed t-j high noon.
Senator Palmer of Illinois, chairman of
tho national committee, made his way
from his state’s quarters to tlio plat
form. The galleries were then about
half filled and the main body of dele
gates were then in their scats. About
20 per cent of those in tho galleries were
ladies.
Tho appearance of tlio Florida delega
tion, headed by two burly negroes, one
carrying a Cleveland banner and tlie
other a gilded alligator labeled "Flor
ida’s gold bug,” produced quite a flurry
■ of enthusiasm, but was drowned in the
' thunderous applause which greeted the
i New York delegation. Headed by ex-
I Gove: ",or Flower and General Tracy,
- they marched to their seats, 72 strong,
: to continuous handclapping. Each delo-
I gate had in his buttonhole a spray of
! golden rod.
I Tho New England delegations, with
i many conspicuous men among them,
i was al.’o warmly received. Massachu
| setts carried two silk American flags
' and a state banner. Ex-Congressman
Outhwaite of Ohio took his place on the
I platform with Mr. Bynum and Secre
tary Wilson.
Among the distinguished visitors in
the seats in tho rear of the stage were
W. Bullitt of Pennsylvania, R. T. Ty
ler of Kentucky, who was a candidate
for lieutenant governor with P. Watt
Hardin a year ago; Dr. Everott of Bos
ton, tho college professor and son of
Edward Everett; Mrs. John M. Palmer
and many others.
Called to Order by Palmer.
Senator Palmer rose at 12:30 and
struck the gavel. Thereupon most of
tho delegates jumped to thoir feet,
shouting and waving thoir state ban
ners, ending tho demonstration, which
was brief, by three cheers. The white
haired senator said that this was the
first Democratic national convention of
the year and it was fitting to call upon
that omnipotent power for guidance
and presented Bishop White of the dio
cese of Indiana, a smooth faced, spec
tacled man, who read a brief prayer
from a written manuscript held be
tween the pages of a prayerbook.
After the prayer, for which the dele
gates rose, Senator Palmer announced
that the secretary would read the call
for the convention, and ex-Congressman
Outhwaite of Ohio, who camo forward
for the purpose, was recognized for a
breezy burst of handclapping. This ap
plause punctuated every telling point of
the call, during its reading, and.
especially the statement that the Chi
cago platform was not entitled to the
support of the true Democrats.
In reading the reference to “Jeffer
son, Jackson and Cleveland. ” Mr. Outh
waite put particular stress upon Mr.
Cleveland’s name and brought the dele
gates to their feet with a tribute of
cheers louder than any which had gone
before.
During tho reading tho Chicago
Marching club filed into tho gailery
with about 50 members in line.
A call of states to ascertain the pres
ent standing followed, and Colorado an
swered: “A solid delegation. ”
For California John P. Irish answered
“here,” his colleagues having been de
tained by a railroad accident. Montana
being called, one gentleman arose, an
nouncing “a solid delegation, here it
is.”
At the call of New York her 72 repre
sentatives loomed up in a compact group
in the left hand s ction of tlie hall with
a shout “We are here,” which inspired
cheers.
Ohio and Pennsylvania also testified
to their presence by rising. Maryland’s
spokesman answered: “All here, heart
and soul,” and General Bragg of Wis-
consin, declaring the presence of her
full delegation, added: "And they aro
all Democrats.”
"Honest men. honest money and hon
est government” was the contribution
of Oregon.
Four of the western group, Idaho,
Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, were tha
only states whose names passed unan
swered. Alaska's lone representative
was cheered. Arizona, Oklahoma and
i Indian Territory had no spokesman.
I After this call, Senator Palmer raised
1 a laugh by announcing that the next
! thing he found on the program was
"remarks" by himself, "but.” he con-
' tinned, "I’ll omit the remarks. Words
[ aie silver; silence is golden.”
i Flower Temporary Clialrman.
i Then he introduced Mr. Brennan of
i Wisconsin, who read report of the
I national committee, 'xhe recommenda
| tion that tlie rules that governed the
! last Democratic convention, “which was
held in 1892,” should govern this con
vention was cheered to the echo.
The report recommended ex-Governor
Flower of Now York for temporary
chairman and John R. Wilson of In
diana for temporary secretary.
Governor Flower then addressed tho
convention. His speech was concluded
at 1:45. Its delivery had occupied about
45 minutes. Governor Flower then as
sumed tlie gavel and by his direction
the states were called for members of
the committees on resolutions, creden
tials and the selection of national com
i mitteenien and vice presidents.
After an announcement that the com
mittees would meet immediately, tlie
convention, at 2:08, on motion of Mr.
Curtis of New Jersey, took recess until
4 o’clock.
Trying; to Force Braqrg Out.
An effort is being made to force Gen
eral Bragg out of the presidential race
in favor of Senator Vilas of the same
state. Many delegates here, believing
Senator Vilas tho strongest candidate,
have tendered him their support.
A sensational story was printed in a
morning paper hero which, if true,
would have completely closed the Bragg
' boom. In effect the story ran that late
I Tuesday night some of Mr. Bragg’s
friends had discovered that no longer
i ago than 1898 General Bragg was for
' free silver and had written a letter in
support of his vews and that they had
decided to drop him and take up Sena
j tor Vilas or General Black of Illinois,
i The story proved to be a canard. Sena
, tor Vilas said:
“I would stake my homestead on my
I conviction that there is absolutely no
I truth in the story. General Bragg voted
; for tho experiment of the Bland-Allison
act in 1878 and he was then in the best
!of Democratic company. Judge Thur
man, and in fact almost every Demo
crat in congress voted for that experi
ment, but since then General Bragg has
been absolutely sound on the money
question. Wisconsin is for Bragg and
i will continue to be for him.”
I General Bragg himself was seen a
i moment later, and when informed of
j this report ejaculated characteristically:
; “Oh fiddlesticks! There is not a word
I of truth in it.’’
EARL LI INTERVIEWED.
; Wbat the Chinese Envoy Thinks of Amer
|l<-a and Americans.
( New York, Sept. 3.—Li Hung Chang
; was interviewed at the Waldorf during
; tho morning by a number of reporters,,
• who selected one of their number as
i questioner. In response to a query as
■ to whether tho earl, who had said so
1 many pleasant things about Americans,
had any unfavorable comments to make,
his excellency replied that he could not
say a thing against this country. Ho
added, however, that he thought that
there were too many political parties
here and asked why the newspapers did
not bring them together.
! When asked to make a comparison
between this country and England, he
declined, saying that he had nothing
. unfavorable to say of either.
In answer to a question as to what
i liad most interested him tore he replied
i that our tall buildings were very won*
' derful, though they would hardly do in
China on account of the typhoons. Earl
Li was asked whether he expected any
: modification of the Geary law.
i He replied that he hoped for it.
; Columbus Southern Sale Postponed.
Atlanta, Sept. 3.—The sale of tho
[ Columbus Southern railroad, which was
■ to take place Sept. 10, has been post
: poued. This was done on the request
of sumo of the bondholders. It is gen
erally supposed that the road will be
' bought either for the Southern or by
General Sam Thomas and Mr. Ryan,
and that it will be merged either with
, the Southern or with the Central
Five Person. Burned to Death.
Van Kleek Hill, Ont., Sept. 3.—Five
persons were burned to death in a fira
1 in tho Commercial hotel Tuesday night.
[ The dead: Mary Louise Yandean, Chris
’ tie Villeneuve, Josephine Deschamps,
I Mrs. T. Finn, Miss K. McLeod.
;
, D.MLYM ARKET REPORTS
.
Nav.il Storoi.
i SAVAWVK’t S?ot 2.-So rt® of tnrnant'ns
firm at2'.’bs for regulars; «alei, 1.-SUO casks;
receipts 1.214. Ros n. firm; -a «4. —; re
ceipt , 5,011: A. B, : *1.3 ; J, E *.35; F, g|,4 •;
ri. 51.45; I, 51.55; K. ‘I.6U; M, si.os;
N. $1.70; window glass §I.SS; water wiute.
52 00.
' Sopt. 3. Rosin, firm: strain
1 ed. Si 35, .-foo! urvuJl. <1.4 1 sp rit*
i turp-mia-. steady: ns.vi a*. 21 irrexular*.
21: tar. quiet at SI 0»; crude turpentine,
quiet; hard, >I.2J; soft. $1.55; virgin. 41.U5.
Chicago Ar.iin* nu I Provisions
Chicago. Sept. 2
OPEV. CLOSE
j vi bbat—September 56%;
! VVuttAr-Outooe- 53% 58
Lou Hept’.’ I<»er ...
IUKS-Octob.w 2l« ...
Dai . . 1 u
; Oa:8-October 18% ... loiu
roiiii-• **ptember * ... ft 6
rouh.- Oc;oberß.B7>4 ... 5.75
i Laud— <* ’ember .. 3.3*
1 Laho-October. 3.75.... 3.40
RlUß— v *• <« O3f 3.»()
• Riu.4—October 3.45 ... 3,37
Notv Vork Cotton Future*.
New York, Sept. 2.
OPEV. CLOSE.
January.. 830 . . 8 10
1 February 8 <1 ... B.l<
Huron 835 .. blB
April. b 37 . 8.22
Hay 8.30 .. 8. 8
wuiu —....
; July ...
AUtfUSC ..
be-pteoiuer 8.13.,.. 7.90
UeioDj 8.2 J ... 7.fis
Nuvcm»er, 8.... 7.07
Dre tuber .. 8.27 ... T.bU
| Spot cotton cloiod quiet at 8 5-18 oeaM.
NUMBER 51.
SI'LTAN MUST SETTLE
An American Fleet Ordered to
Constantinople.
SECRETARY OLNEY IS IMPATIENT
Turkey Seems Disinclined to I’ay For Mis
sion Property Destroyed In Armenia,
and Washington Ofilciala Think the Sight
of Warships May Spur the Sultan Dp.
( This Government’s Policy.
I Washington, Sept. 3. —The cruiser
Cincinnati has boon ordered to Constan*
1 tinople. This action is for the doublo
' purpose of making an imposing display
of force if President Cleveland should
deem it necessary and to relieve tho
• Marblehead when Turkish affairs re-
, snine their normal condition.
| Although the navy department has
I had this step in contemplation some
■ time, it has created something of a sen-
' sation, coming immediately after the
; hasty fitting out of the miniature war-
■ ship Bancroft.
j It is expected that the Minneapolis
will be ordcr.sl from Queenstown to
1 join the Sun Francisco, Marblehead and
| tlie Cincinnati outside the Dardanelles.
! Naval officials affect to attach no
especial significance to the order send-
I ing the Cincinnati Constantinople, as
i the Marblehead has been a long tune in
! those waters and the period of service
I ot a number of men on that station has
expired and they desire to return to the
United States.
Tlio Ciuclunati’H Equipment.
The Cincinnati is a cruiser of 3,213
I tons, carries something like 300 men, is
well equipped with rapid fire guns and
; is especially adapted to active work iu
i the Bosphorus. She is now with Ad
miral Bunce’s fleet off the north Atlan
tic coast, and will reach the Dardanelles
in tho latter part of October, about
time the Bancroft reaches Constai
; nople.
. The San Francisco, now at Alex:
• dria, and the Marblehead, at Genoa, w 1
I meet the Cincinnati at Smyrna.
1 The fact that these vessels are to ren
! dezvous at Smyrna and go as a fleet to
! tho Dardanelles gives rise to the im
, pression that Minister Terrell will only
I await their arrival to make such de
mands upon tho Turkish government
• as may result in his immediate with
; draw al from the city to take refuge
. upon warships sent to protect him.
State Department Impatient.
! Delay in paying American mission*
; aries in Armenia for property destroyed
i by the sultan’s soldiers during the inas
, sacres, failure to keep promises and an
apparent disinclination recently to ad
just the matter at all have made the
state department impatient, and it in
known to be the fixed
both the president :md :<‘-‘retary •' ■
to exact payment in full for damages
sustained by citizens of the United
States.
Official dispatches exchanged between
the secretary of state and the United
States minister at Constantinople show
that this government’s policy with re
; gard to Turkey has not Leon less vigor
ous than thpt displayed in dealing with
• Spain, which resulted in the settlement
of the long delayed Mora claim and im
mediate consideration of a large num
ber of other claims.
The destruction of American mission
property in the Phillippine islands was
settled for in a comparatively bzief time
■ by the Spanish government paying the
sum demanded.
• MR. BRYAN’S MOVEMENTS.
Tlie Democratic Candidate For the Presi
dency Leaves For Springfield.
London, 0., Sept. 3.—Owing to the
lateness of the hour of retiring, the
Bryan party rose too late to have taken
the 7:15 train for Springfield, had it
been on time. Fortunately, however,
, the train was an hour late and the nom
-1 inee was able to catch it. There was a
I small crowd at the train to see him off.
Further than a general handshaking
from the carriage, there was no demon-
I stration.
; On the train were reception commit
i tees from Springfield and Kenton to es-
I cort Mr. Bryan to these places. W. 8.
; Thomas of the state central committee
i and James Claypool composed the com
: mitteo from Springfield, and W. W.
i Durbin, tho chairman of the state cen
tral committee, aud K. E. Flanuigan,
the members of the state central com
mittee from Canton.
A short stop was made at London for
the nominee to shake hands with the
crowd. Mr. Bryan was again asked if
he had anything to say about the Ver
mont election, but he declined to be in
terviewed.
The Central Declare, a Dividend.
New York, Sept. 3.—The Central of
Georgia railway has declared a dividend
of Dj percent on the $4,000,000 first
preference income bonds, payable Oct.
1. The accounts showed $61,880 of sur
plus earnings available for this purpose.
These bonds, subject to prior lien mort
gages, cover the main line and the line.
I of the former Savannah and Western,
Columbus aud Rome, Montgomery and
Eufaula and Savannah and Atlantia
railroads and their equipment.
Republicans Win Iu Vermont.
St. Albans, Vt., Sept. 3.—With half
a score of remote towns to be heard
from, the vote of which will not mate
rially change the result, the Republicans
carried Vermont by more than 35.000 in
Tuesday’s election. These are conserv
ative figures. Chairman Marrill of the
Republican state committee states that
the official figures will show a majority
for the party he represents of at least
37,000, while some others estimate the
final result as high as 89,000.
Secretary Chamberlain In New York.
New York, Sept. 3.—The Hon. Jo
seph Chamberlain, secretary of state
for the colonies of Great Britain, and
Mrs. Chamberlain were passengers on
the Teutonic, which has just arrived
; from Liverpool. Mr. Chamberlain said
l his visit is without political significance,
1 as he comes to visit Mr. and Mrs. Eudi-
■ cott, the parents of his wife, at Dan
’ vers, Mass. He expects to return ta
| England iu a fortnight.

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