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OLUME XLVI. MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 189G. NUMBER 37. SOLID SILVEBITES Ijonnl Silver Party In Oon- Unticn at Bt Louis. 0I ,!,. Proceeding's A Solid 811 n.tfi.rni Adiii'ted and Bryan L ftnall inlnaled bj Hf July IS. The couditiots g cutnime to the silver con wcro almost ns rigorous n Cbii'iiRO on tlio opening day ...oenitie convention, amiougi Ld(! for admittance were so t nt five minutes u: twelve. I.. . t it tlio I'H nil, iiiiu on the arccly tl,uu cuo per- iiiliiiS visitors. 3 t'linlriniin Dr. Molt, of New ,1 r-ecretnry Kynuey, of Cali rme on H'B platform, nnd ar- nts for opening tho conven- spec-lily made. I MUST 1)AV. Hie rrot'oediiigs. ir. Molt railed tho convention to or. ......i,,,. iii.-o. uroroed inirs would ba 1th the reading of the cull for the oon- J. M uevine, secretary of tho Bl. ague, wliK'li was accordingly dona Dr. Molt Introduced Hon; Frnncl Is, representative In congress from that Mr. Towne would idta' bt """T'1 to-morrow. The doliT!nl ""vrntlun to know ,hr.t tho TuTes" TZJ'" was not to be ,usea tl Vu, a d.Zia" 1" iournoic.it reached to-night as Imd h! rumored. Mr. Newl.aU. .tut. to meet a .lBlltat e'oro'Juco frl"u. iiy Clmlrmim .rruurfa O. Ktwlandi. th titiintrinii'V ahnlriunn. who nri- UconvunLlim at greBt length. km were Hum named Dy calling tho :k. Nuns nt mem, wnion were rep .Hull in rrnoml. Rn (t. ivna Imnn.ul. low many states were In tlio oon- jmlng tlio committee on credentials, him snifKrslftl tliut the stule delcga Letlicr im t select tliolr reproseutn Le several committees, and pending Ullle Tii'ica, ol St. Louis, won es iie plinfurin. Shs was arrayed in a hue, ever winch wus druped tho li.iB nml ivllh a liberty cap ou her ftrmanent Chairman Wm p ru- populist convention, to take up the question. " " '"ii inetwo parties, for the purpose of coining to some rational agreement to the end that tlio nomination of Bryan and ti"s m,Mb0 Bed by the two conven. A delegato from Illinois . lute for Huker's motion one to the effect that each ttato delegation select a member of this conference committee, anil ,,. ti,. -..... convention bo notttied of the action, with a rc- Humtuuii a similar commltteo bo appointed by that body. A delegate frnm HK,,r.i. ., a . action; "Faint heart ne'er woo fair lady " eliher In love, war or polities. He wanted the convention to go ahead regardless of con. ventlonallttr-a, ami without regard to whether ur uui .oiueooav etse uaa stolon Its platform of principles or had forstalled It In the move Bient which It had started. The provlous question was ordered on tin motion of tha delegate from Illlnois.wulch was accepted by the author of tho original motion .nil It was ngreed to. The roll of states was called, and the members of tho oommlttee on conference named. At 6:M, on motion of Mr. Cornell, of Colo- ruao, tne convention adjourned until 10 a. in. Thursdav. over the nhimi.inn nr . ....... --v. v. iiumuor oi dolegutos who wunted anothor recitation from miss rieroe, wno was on tho platform during hub tbVlilUUU MC.-.S1UQ, bKCOND DAT. Morning Session. Kt' T.ntrra T..1. Hi The National Sliver convention was called 10 orocr at iu.-t o clock by t'tmlrmnn St. John. He stated that Hv. .t)kii vi,.,.iiu -k.. ...... vw.,.-,, nuu urtO been asked to open tho proceedings with prayer.had suddouly been called from the oltv, At th .... . ... " L. p chaVt . . ineot delegtilea saw if., .1 hMr.1 01 ""J1 " oe'oro him. He kn.w . !vT,r",T" mta- e they bus L.r, n lw 01 commt depression tnd to. (r a"rM' Mr rh,fM W Cu--w,?m c,,norn-M''Klnley, Hob.rt Hwn. ZtrllZ 6rVlCM -eV wrTI?'1 th" W, a (Coin) R. Jo inTri . hl" ad. for him CaSJ o S"Imo,tM ol delegate from u, fri .k ? I"ne' 14 ,1r nolo, gate from that state, was Invited to addres. jRne S first nnktln . .. conrH 1 rncB moa me first bX"t".he rr.0"6.- id everviiniiL. v . woula '""id every dollar he owned In tin great and glo. bavaC':US"ft0 ' ld'erwhoDor.. v.. orfnsn out wnen the bayonet was of gold, It spared neither widow . .I, v 0Me" Tne re,,ion he r,t,1,."M' m.i.. . V. , "' aoove me m pulse of selushvjss. Town, h New Yot1 Woe-Chairman the convention adjourn It be until ten o'clock i amendment was movod to ad- prevai'led! ' bUt orlglaal mo,lo TWIKU DAY. Morning Session. ST. Loris, July a. The chairman rapped for order at 10:40, and Introduced Rev. w ti .v. , . . vu,.,,,ui lud miRsouri delegation, who oponed the session with the a 1'iayor. Mr. Bakor. of rniifn.ni. .... oommlttee on conference, anuouncod that the t! C YJWJt , VC i. Cm SI 'i Htrtt, tflUlouli, HecUlnff Ihl Declaration of IniltpndM Bcfort tht fl'- iionw oiiiw Lonvmtton. ker left i,. . . t . t -., ,,uro Buoumer ana 'tsc 'iinected with chain, of gold- Lk . , 1 0 delegate's badge, the l WasoM gold. She slon,l In front r'n officer's desk. Miss 1' lorce ".u nag, ,a waving It mid: (rm,'. our grann oiu mloii.rf ii. . ... J ' applause, while the band ""He mid llluo." K ..ta"ven M'" Pierce for her fine elmrter of Amrri,.,n in..., pptcaby arismg rote and more ",,"' mo state do era f,! 0 -"me, f tbedlfforint , --.iires to the secretory. t 1 WOIC belli! nrnnnJ r.l.. real n, Toller- 'vuuw,n ioiegr.ni !!;,SIilI',0.,J,,-Tne n,oney Qe- "n nhtful .. lrP0lU IV nf ...... hli.. 411 nth.. iuui iiuu m- I. i, , 'I'lctions mint be .ub- ti. i na nnnncia In- " " AlDrr ran i- HOB . jwjiiw iruiu lor- d control, and they should I " " opponents of the gold L,,. ; H. M. Tbxlkb. 7 s'"lon, ! i.!""1"'. sprinkling of vis '' Wis'! A' o'clock fwiii,! mo ,,"a Nebntska, ,Ht.C.fkll'rceb,,B1',0','te,1 "Otnln il tna WPul'e oonven HulT,u '!f,,(?"orl '0' "o after- c,,t" 1,10 Pro.enteon. utiuluct of the convention '5aU-;ipoTtod' no '11 tot. , ,tln.,h WBtlOB aaT?'iM1"";'",'" ?S' rl,.rportea mB " o'.Ni York, m ""Minn , v " """e was men- ""Hheercdvocltoroualy. 'Henl ln!,1,0: ' "eoU. woe X ',0'tno'v.ntl(,0d WerZ 'i'"1' lno" Pleasure. Hporl coL Brad.k.w and therefore the convention would not have the pleasure of listening to him. "I trust wo are all In the spirit of prayer," he added Mr, Newlands, of Colorado, stating that he understood the expenses of the convention had not bcon provided for. moved that a committee on ways and means be appointed to provide the necessary funds. Agreed to. Chairman St. John thon Introduced to the convention Its vice-chairman, Hon. Charles A, Towne, of Minnesota, He was received with iircat annl.use. and spoke at some length. Calls wore made for Gov. Stone of Missouri and W. H. (Coin) Harvey, but neither was In the halL E-Uor. J. P. St John, ol Kansas, responded to tho calls for a speech and greatly enterlnlncd the delegates. Mrs. Qougar told a story to illustrate the money question from a woman's standpoint. and charged lhat breweries and distilleries nine-tenths of which In this country ore owned by British capital, were doiug more than all elso combined to deg.ade American oltUenaulp. homes and industries. Judge Joseph Sheldon, of Connecticut, one of the signers of the silver resolutions and ad dress Issued from Washington last winter, a venerable gentleman, read a prepared speech upon the flnaucial question to the convention. VIoe-Chalrman Towne took the chair at this point, Chulrmau St John temporarily retiring. The followlne resolution was proposed by Judge 0. J. Hlllyer, of Washington, D- C for the consideration of the delegate, during re- ooss: Krtnlrnl. That in the nresent situation this organisation, logically In the coming campaign, must be the peculiar representative of lnde nendnnt frea silver renublloans, and that the effort of the notional committee should be chiefly directed to combining and augmenting tula republican element as an imieiieuucut force ao-oueratlng with the other, for the election of the candidates which thl. conven tion shall name for president ana vice-presi dent and a free .liver congress. The convention, at H:4o, took a recess unui t :30 p.m. Afternoon Session. Whan Chairman . John called the conven tion to order at :&7 o olock, there were more ladle, present than at any prtvlou. session, but fewer delegate. ,. h.nj ninvaui what the leader cued "Our New American Hymn" In lieu of the march to 1," which had been composed since the con vention mot yeeterdey, but all th. part, of whloa had not yet been written out. C. O. Brad.haw, of Montana, presented a UDAi.,inH .,h.nu ta Dr. J. J. Uott, obalr. man of the executive committee of the Bl metollid league. In appreciation of hta leu In arraUEing for tne convention. Tha mioiiitinti wis seooaded bl weaaeroorm of Virginia, and lies., oi UUJ. wlio com pared him to Socrates and Lincoln for great ness, ltw pnwedby a unanlmoua rllng TORe.poudlngtoeall for a speeoh. Dr. Mott said he hoped and bellevod the .tlver men would win the fight and expressed his thank. IFflfiam Jmnlngi Bryan, af A'coruJta, two committees had met this morning and would meet again at 1 p. rn. Tho silverites were assured, he said, that the populists were now working harmoniously along the lines laid down by the convention. (Cheers). He be lieved that a unanimous report from the conference committee- of the two conven tions would be ono of the strongest camnalgn documents that could be circulated. In order that that might bo suooesstully accomplished, he movod that the further proceedings of the convention relating to the adoption of a plat form and nomination should be deferred until 1:30 p. m. This was seconded by delegate, from Kansas and Wisconsin and the motion was carried with but one dissenting vote. A distribution of mall and telegrams by th secretary followed and Senator Stewart's name evoked cheers and demands for a speech. Dut It passed without being pressed. The list of the new national committeemen was announced, nml the members were re quested to meet linraedlu'-ely upon adlourn moul this morning. A luotiou was mode, and agreed to, au thorizing the oommlttee to fill vacancies. The matter of counting tlie veterans of the late war, under the resolution read Thursday by Mr. Strong, of Illinois, came up, and Mr. J. W. Khodes, of Washington, addressed tne conven tion. The veteran resolution was lost sight of temporarily In a second tumultuous demand for a speech from Senator Stewart, to which he resnomlod. The convention aguln took up the veteran soldier re tolullou, and It was decided to call the roll of states that the chairmen of delegations might announce the num. ber of the v-torons In each slate delegation. The call resulted In showing IM Union soldiers, IR confederates and four Mexi can soldiers represented in the convention. Out of the roll-call grew a suggestion which crystallised Into a motion, which was agreed to. that the old soldiers and sallora in the con vention, Union, oonfeiternte and Mexican, form the basis of an organisation in the party -for earn: algn purposes-to save the oouutry. Miss Helena Ilartnelt Mitchell, of Alton, Kus., was Introduced, and stating that being Inspired by the nomination of Bryan, although she had never written a poem, she had written one on "The Wall of William Whitney." She recltod It to the convention. It was aeml humorous, and the various hit. atWhltnev, Hill and Depew aroused Intense enthusiasm; at the close of the recitation manv of the dele gates arose and expressed their feelings by shouting and wavlug hats, bandkerohlefs and' flags. It was the most enthusiastlo ovation of the convention. Gen. Warner, of Ohio, after calling attention to the fact that the first silver convention was held in this ball seven years ago, moved an ad journment until 3:30 o'clock and It was d.-' clared carried at 12:33. Ilryan and Sewall Nominated. At the afternoon session, after preliminary work in closing up details, the platfori was adopted and, nomination. bei..j deolared In order, the nom inees of the national democratto party, Will iam J. Bryan, of Nebraska, and Arthur Sowell, of Maine, were placed in nomination and unanimously chosen as the standard bearer of the silver party. Arthur Stvatt, of Main. v...t h.f,r. thA sins din adlournment CoL Pace, of Nebra.ko, offered a resolution declar. i.. t .a k. ,h. nu nf th. eonventiou that as n.n hail arranged to notifv Bryan and Sewall In New York, the silver party notify them in Bryan b nomo it liimmm Th resolution wbs agreed to. The National Commit. Alabama-R H.Walker. Callfornla-G. W Baker. Colorado F. N. Steven. Connectlcut-A Troup. Florlda-S. O. Harvey. Georgia-C, Thornton. llllnols-Q. U Emory. lndlana-Anson Walcotl Iowa Amos SteckeL Kansas- B. W. Turner. Kentucky-J. P. Hendriek. Maryland- C. S. Darby. Mnssachuetts-E. B. Newhaa, Michlgan-E. E. Jnrvls. Minnesota J. W. Griffin. Mlsslsslnpl-C. W. Bolton. Missouri-W. T. Foster. Montana-C. G. Bradhaw. Nebraska-G. I 1-swa Nevada Thomas Wrenn. New Jersey-S.W. Reese. New Yo-k-W. P. St. John. . North Carollna-a B. Keith. gorta Dakota-W. H, Standi. hlo-H. T. Nile.. Oregon -A. Hofer. FennsylvenlB-R. B. Dlffenderf. South Cerollna-J. W. Bowden. , feouih Dakota - Harry f.wyer. ' l'eniieasee-E. C. McDowell. Utah-Richard Mackintosh Vlrglnla-A. J. Wedderburn. Washlngton-G. W. Thompson, West Vlrglnla-1. 0. Bslfsuyder. Wlsoonsln-Kuble A. Kohl. District of Columbla-0. J. Billy Alaska Richard Lwl. MISSISSIPPI MATTERS. Ileport of th Grand Jury. Subjoined will be found the report of lbs jrrand jury to Judge Robert Powell, for tho circuit court district of Hinds county, 'fbe auffjrestlons relative to tlie assessment of personal property p plios with equal force to all other coun ties of tie State. The amount of money on hand and tbe solvent crodils is ridiculously small in every county of tlio State. Comparatively little of this class of property is found on the assess ment rolls, and the suggestion of tbe grand jury that the board of supervisors employ and expert to examine the matter is a timely one, and should bo adopted by not only this county, but all others of tbe State. It would cost something; to employ the expert, but the monoy would be well spent if be half tray did his duty. The report follows: "To llio Hon. Iiobert Powell, Judge, etc.i "The grand jury would respectfully report to your honor as follows: "We have labored diligontly and care fully to Investigate all violations of law within this district which came to our notice, either from our personal know ledge or from tbe testimony of many witnesses "We have-been In session twelve days, examined 215 witnesses and found 44 in dictmonts. "There is one matter this grand jury could not investigate for want of time, which we believe is of tbe greatest im portance to tho people of Hinds county, and that is tho assessment of personal property in tbe county, especially that of money on hand and solvent credits. Wo are satisfied that many thousand dollars could be added to tbe assessment rolls ot the county If 85 per cent of sol vent credits wore listed to the assessor. In fact, tbe publisbod reports of tbe banks of tbe county show that not more than 5 per cent of monoy on band and little or no solvent credits are given in. "We would therefore suggest and earnestly recommend that tho board of supervisors enploy some competent per son, or, if they find It to be the duty of the county attorney, to Instruct bim to investigate the records of the chancery clerk of the county, and of nuch other counties where residents beie are loan ing money on real estate In those coun ties, making a complete list of all un satisfied deeds of trust with the name of the lendnr and the name of tbe bor rower, and tho amount, wbich list should be given to tbe grand jury at its January term noxt for full investiga tion. Wo suggest this from the fact that it is impossible to look properly into this matter unless such a course is pursued." T. M. Henry in Commercial Appeal. The Kncaiupmeiit. The following general orders bave boon issued govorning tbe conduct of tbe encampment: 1. Tbe soventh annual encampment, of the Mississippi National Guaid will bo bold at Jackson from July 30 to August 8, Inclusive, and every company in tho State is directed to prepare for the same without delay. 2. This encampment has been named "Camp McLaurin." 3. Olticers and mon will be required to wear the lobulation fatigue blouse, trousers and cap, with tho ornament of tberespeotivocommandsplacodsocurely on tlio cap, flguro abovo and lottor un derneath, tbe cross rifles, cannon or sabre, as the caso may be, black leather shoes, black cravat, with standingliuen collars and white cotton or linen gloves. White trousers and holmetscanbe worn when so ordered by the commanding officer. No legglns will bo worn. 4. Camp cooks or help should wrar white camps. They will under no cir cumstances be allowed to wear tho uni form furnished by tbe United States government for the National Guard. 5. Each and every company, troops or battery, will be limited to forty mem bers, rank and file, and no person not a bona fldo member ot tho National Guard will be allowed to wear the uniform, or travel on tbe courtesy extended by the railroads to its members, 0. Transportation over all lines of railroads has been secured for tbe Guard, whero sixteen or more, in uniform, travel on one tickot This covers two cooks, baggage and camp outfit. T. Commanding officers of companies, troops and batterios, are required to have this order read to tboir commands at their next meeting after the receipt of same, and to place this order, or a copy in a conspicuous place in their ar mory or place of meeting, that all con cerned may be informed. Commanding officers aro further requested to see that each member of bis command under stands this order, and to see that tbe same is executed without friction. By command of A. J, McLaurin, Governor and Commander In Chief. By Wm. Heniiv, Adjutant-General. A College for Water Valley, Water Valley, July 35. A representa tive ot Hamilton College at liybalia has been in tbls city for tbe past two or tbroe days looking over tbe grounds for tbe purpose of removing the college to tbls place. At a meeting ot prominont citizens last night, a proposition was drai tod to be submitted to tho trustees of that Institution wbiob will no doubt result in securing it for Water Valley. Damage to the Cotton Crop. Some farmers in Hinds county esti mate the damage to the cotton crop as high as one-third, on account of tbe dry weathor. Hid. for Canal Work. Vluksburg, July 35. Bids were oponed today at tbe office of Maj. J. II. Willard, U. S. engineer, for 150,000 oublo yards of excavation In the Yazro river canal. A. P. Martin of Louisiana wa tho lowest bidder at 19, V cents per metre. Work is to begin as soon as tbe contract is awarded and must be com pleted by Deoember 15. Jaeksou la 1M, Jackson, July 85. "Unole Joe" Fer guson of Rankin is .ponding soveral days with relatives here. He is doubt leas tbe only living man who saw Jack son as early as 1833. At that time be describe! It as an immense anebrake, inhabited by bean, wolves), deer, tur keys and Indians. Ooly two little cabins bad been built when Mr. Fergu son, tnen a w-vear-oia ooy, ars ww Jackson. Mr. Ferguson ii now S4 year of age, and though feeble and almost blind, bis mind la .till perfectly elear and Is a storehouse of interesting in formation of those early aays in Missis sippi. T. M. Henry, In Commercial Appeal. Th Stat Treasury Depleted. The State treasury is without funds. Thero remain only a few hundred dol lars In its vaults and there are outstand ing common school fund warrants amounting to upwards of $50,000. This distribution of tho school fund is what drained the treasury. Tbe holders cf warrants will either have to discount them or hold them until tbe money is received in tbe treasury from the ad valorem taxes. No money amounting to anything will be received till Decem ber. The legislature provided for an issuance ot (400,000 ot bonds and all ot this amount has been consumed. Tbe financial officers of tho State argued for an Issue of $500,000 In bonds and con tended that no sum less than this amount would answer the purpose. As a compromise the bouse and senate finally decided on the issue of 8400,000, Conditions now clearly demonstrate it will lack 9100,000 of being sufficient. The total amount of tbe common school fund due in June, inclusive of the polls retained in the counties was $307,.i3.33, boing one-third ot tbe amounted appropriated for common school purposes. The other two-thirds Is distributed in January, tbe total amounting to $923,500. Tbe poll tax collections on the present distribution were 929,630.33, ono county and separate school distriot yet to bear from, which left tbe sum of 8i78, 197 to be paid out directly by the treasurer. This was tbe smallest poll tax collection re ported. The polls last June amounted to $05,894.70, leaving only $239,930.57 to be paid out of tbe treasury. Owing to tbe shortage in polls tho present June distribution took $37,258.43 more money from the treasury than that for last June. It Is believed when the January reports of polls are received tbey will show an increase greatly In excess of tho June shortage, as large amounts bave been collected under tbe opinion of Attorney-General Nash. Beginning with January it Is believed tbe receipts will almost, it not fully, meet the expenditures. Tbe levy for the next two years will be 0 mills, whereas for tbe last two It was only 0 and 5 mills. Tbe extra mill on pres ent valuations will amount to an in crease of about $180,003, and there will be a considerable increase, as slated, in tbe revenue from poll taxes as compared with this year. T. M. Henry in Com mercial Appeal. Normal at llrookhaven. Urookhoven, July 24. Twenty-one counties bave been represented in tbo normal here, and somo of tho best tal ent in tbo State bag been present. Among those i who have attended and givtn interest to the normal aro: Prof, liarleo, principal of the Magnolia graded school; MlssCrymes, ot the East Mississippi Female College of Meridian; Mrs. McKee, of tlie Yazoo City schools; J. M. O'ltryant, principal of tbe Pick ens high school; Mrs. 11. B. Abernatby, teacher ot languages in tbe Mississippi Normal Col lego at Houston, Miss.; Miss Lucie Dickon, the accomplished primary teacher in tbe same school; Miss Gra ham, from the Bay St. Louis schools; MissOgdon, from Natchez; Miss Junes, from Jackson, and Miss Leonard, from tbe Crystal Springs graded school. Tbe regular work of the normal closed yes terday and tho teachers express them selves as well pleased with tbo Instruc tion given them, and they say they feel that tho work of this normal will be tolt In tbe schools throughout the State. Prof. Lipscomb, as director, has done all that was necessary for the success ot the normal. While every teacher has been faithful in tbe classroom and tho whole faculty carry away with them the thanks of evory teacher for the con scientious work done for them, yet Prof. Abernathy has won the titlo of "tho teacher's friend," tor be bas been faith ful both in the classroom and out, in his department anl othors, holplng tbe teachers evory spare momont to over come difficulties, Attala County Courthouse Destroyed. Kosciusko, July 20. The commodious cotirlhouso at Kosciusko is now a mass ot black ruins, At S o'clock this morn ing flames were seen bursting from the cupola, and In a short time tbe destruc tion was complete. All records and pa pers in the chsnoery clerk's office wore saved, a? was also tbe contents of tho sheriff's office. The circuitclerk'sofflce fared a little worse. The offico of the oounty superintendent of education was a total loss, also tbo valuable law library belonging to tho county. The fire originated in tbe upper story, the doors to which bad beon forced. Tbe building was erected in 1801 at a cost of $30,000. Wbilo tbo origin is somewhat conjectural, it cannot be accounted for upon any otber reasonable theory than incendiary. The board of supervisors will take immediate steps toward re building. Crop Conditions. The past week was too dry in nearly all sections of the State. Local show ers occurred, but Injury to vegetation was very little Improved thereby, owing to tbe limited urea covered by the light rainfall. Cotton has deteriorated rap idly and complaints are increasing ot damage by shedding, lice and prema ture opening of bolls. Corn is even more affeoted than cotton, and tbe crop will be comparatively short, and in some sections aotually worthless. Suit for Back Taxes. The case of the State revenue agent against tbe Mississippi Valley Rillroad Company, involving several hundred thousand dollars of back taxes, is on trial at Jackson. Every inch of ground is being contested by attorneys on each side. Th l'lrst Bale, Vioksburg, July 82. A bale of new cotton was reoelved here today and shipped to Vincent A Hay no, New Or leans. Tbe cotton was raised In this oounty, weighed 420 pounds, classed striotly good middling, aod was shipped by Willis, Moore & Co. Not tlablo for Boarding Hons Tax. An Impression bas obtained In cer tain quarters that all persons' who take boarders during tbe coming encamp ment in Jackson snd on like occasions will be liable for boarding house tax. Tbls Is mistake. The law in express terms exempts persons taking boarders "during Urn gatherings," the section reading as follows: "And taking board ers only la oases of unusually largo gatherings ot visitors when sufficient accommodation can not be provided by lioensed botols and boarding houses shall not render any person liable to a privilege tax for so doing." AN ENVIABLE RECORD I That Poucssxl by Quartermastcr General Hatchnldar, Who Has Just Ileen Itetlrnd for Age -Entering the Army a Volunteer Officer, II, Ability In the Handling nf Transportation, Klc, Ualnad II I m 1'roralnenee and Promotion. Wabmxqtok, Jnly 28. Having re-iched the age limit, Gen. Richard N. Batcheldor, quartermaster-general of the regular army, has been placed on the retired list. His army record is an enviable one, and few men can count more honors than have been showered upon him for bravery on the field and diligent duty at his post In and after war days. Among the medals of honor awarded him by congress is one given for "most distinguished gal lantry In action," displayed in October of 1803 against a band of Mosby's guerrillas iu Virginia. Gen. Batcheldor waa 39 years of age when the war broke out. He was then at his birthplace, Meredith. N. H., and was one of the first to enlist, joining the First New Hampshire regiment, of which he was soon appointed quarter master. With astonishing rapidity, he fully equipped his regiment in readi ness for action. His superiors recognized his ability and be was constantly promoted. In 1801 he was chief quartermaster of the observation corps; the year 1883 found blm chief qnrtermaster second division of the Second corps of the army of the Potomac. Two promotions came to him In 1864 in June, acting chief quartermaster of the nrmy of the Potomac, and two months later the duties of chief quartermater were Intrusted to bim. In this position he showed his marked ability as an organizer and director of large amounts of supplies and numerous baggage trains. All Ills superiors were lavish In praising him. Gen. Grant la quoted as saying of Gen. Batcheldor: "It is with officers with such qualifi cations that it Is desit-ab'e we should fill up the standing army." Who will succeed the retiring quar termaster Is still iu the dark. Among the men most prominent for the posi tion are Col. G. II. Weeks, of this city; Col. James M. Moore, stationed at New York city; Col. Charles G. Saw telle, stationed at Governor's Island, N. Y., and Marshall T. Ludington, stationed at Chicago. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH. Death of th Well-Known Newspaper Mao and Historian. Chicago, July 28. William Henry Smith, newspaper man and historian of national reputation, diod at H:3M a. m. yesterday at his suburban home in Lake Forest, aged 63. He had been In poor health for several months, and recently suffered an attack of pneu monia. He failed in vitality uf for ward, and heart disease, which fol lowed, was the Immediate cause of his death. Mr. Smith was born In Columbia county, N. Y., December 1, 1843, his ancestors being a mixture ot English, Scotch and Dutch, his father, William DeForest Smith, being of English origin. His ancestors caino to America in 1640, and his parents moved to Ohio, where he had excellent educational advantages. He adopted teaching In a western stute, and afterwards became assist ant editor of a weekly newspaper in Cincinnati. At ;'2 Mr. Smith was ed itor, and alsodtd work for the Literary Review. He was engaged on the Cin cinnati Gazette during the war, helped to raise troops and supplies, and strengthened the government by political work. He was mainly instru mental in making John Brough gov ernor ot Ohio, afterwards becoming the governor's secretary, and secretary of state for two terms 1864-66. From that office Mr. Smith became manag ing editor of the Chronicle, retirlug on account of ill-health, and In 1870 became manager of the Western' Asso ciated Press, with headquarters here. President Hayes appointed li'un collec tor of the port. Iu 1883 he became general manager of the Western As sociated and New York Associated Press, retiring in 1893. As a historical scholar, Mr. Smith waa the author of "The St. Clair Pa pers," "Biography of Charles Ham mond," and a history of Ohio. He was at work on a political history of the United States and a life of President Hayes. AN IMPORTANT DECISION Of Interest to All Depositors In Ravings Bank. New York, July 88. Judge Dalley, In the appellate term of tlie supreme court, yesterday handed down a deci sion which is of interest to every sav ings bank depositor In the country. In it he holds that when a depositor subscribes to the rules of a savings bauk, governing deposits, which rules provide that the presentation of a bank book shall be sufficient evidence of authority to the bank to make a pay ment to the bearer, such payments shall be valid when there are no cir cumstances in connection with the presentation of the pass book to jus tif.v suspicion. The decision is In the case of a de positor of the Citizens' savings bank against that institution, who had nearly $1,000 ou deposit and which deposit was withdrawn by another person who had obtained possession of his pass book. Judge Daly's deci sion was ou appeal. The caso had been tried twice in the lower courts and in each instance the decision was in favor of the plaintiff. THREE CONSULAR OFFICERS Called I'poa to Resign-They Have Not Filled th Bill. Washington, July 28. While the state department has not yet received the resignations of three consuls that have been called for recently, there Is no longer any secret that those of Edward P. Chammond, at Buda-Pesth; Marshall P. Thatcher, at Windsor, Ont, and Henry C. Smith, at Santos, Brazil, will be promptly forthcoming. Neither of them has rendered satisfactory services since his appointment. THE LOCKOUT ENDED. A Practical Victory tor tbe Brown Km ployet at Cleveland, O. Cleveland, O., July 88. Tbe Brown Hoist and Conveying Works lock-out is ended; This is a virtual viotory for the men. , The proposition of the com pany as accepted is to remove the blacklist and re-employ all union men, Irrespective of the part they have taken in the trouble at the works. The action on the nnrt of. the men was unanimous. The men wiU get holidnv and nav and a half for all overtime, v A CYCLONIC STORM Borate la Fury I'pon th City of Pitt, burgh, P Causing Loss or Life and Property The Destruction Widespread If not (ireat-St. Anthony, la., Visited and Madly Wrecked, Scarcely a Home Escap ing. PiTTSBunoH, Pa., July 27. A cy clonic storm burst upon this city at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon, which in a few minutes had caused the death of two persons, the fatal Injury of an other and a monetary loss of probably $100,000 throughout Allegheny county. Several churcnes in the hill district were partially unroofed and one was struck by lightning. A number ot smaller houses were also nnroofed, the streets wore flooded, sewers dis charged their overflow into houses and some of the street cars wero com pelled to suspend for periods ranging from one-half hour to an hour and a half. Hundreds of trees were up rooted and many lawns laid waste. Chimneys and windows were demol ished in all directions. At Sugar Camp grove, a picnic ground on the West Pennsylvania branch of the Pennsylvania railroad near Aspinwall, where the Eighth Ward Fishing and Hunting club of Allegheny were encamped, a limb of a sycamore tree fell upon the commis sary tent, in which a number of the members of the club had taken refuge from the storm. John Figus, of 11 Pine street, Alleghenywas instantly killed; George Miller, of 236 Main street, Allegheny, had his back broken, and cannot recover, and Jacob Met and O'Connell were badly hurt. In Pittsburgh John Auftader, a teamster for the Williams Brick Co., was struck by a falling sign board and died within Ave minutes. The storm seized the steeple of the Centenary M. E. church, Fitzpatrick street and Wylie avenue, over 125 fcetahigh, took the big bell along and dropped all in a neighboring yard. A 100-foot stack at the brick yards of Booth & Flinn was blown down. The temperature, which had raised before the storm to 93 deg., fell in a few minutes to 71 deg.. The fury of the tornado was spent in less than ten minutes. St. Anthony, la., Iladly Shaken Cp. . St. Asthost, la., July 27. A storm of large proportions struck this place last night and as a result nearly every building In town is wrecked or badly damaged. So far as known, no one was injured. It is impossible to esti mate the damage at present, but it will reach many thousands of dollars on town property and iu the surround country tho damage to crops is enor mous. Corn was blown out by the roots, while oats in shocks was scat tered and badly injured. The wind took a clip at nearly e,ci y thing and hardly a house or building escaped some sort of injury. Nearly all property damaged was insured, but the loss will fall heavily. Cars on side-tracks were blown over on the main track and a wrecking train is here at work clearing away the debris. It is the worst storm that has ever visited this community, and that no one was hurt seems almost miraculous. No funnel-shaped clouds were noticed, but the wind seemed to take rotary motion and trees were badly twisted and many of them broken off by the terrible power of the tornado. A Flerre Storm at Dubuque. Dubuque, la,, July 27. A fierce rain storm swept this Miction lust night, the rainfall being 4.83 inches. Kuil roadu suffered heavily. Later reports ot the storm indicate that it was more disastrous than at first supposed. On the Illinois Central 400 feet of track was washed out nt Dyersville, 200 at Julien and Scales Mound. The Mil waukee bridge south of town and a portion of tlie track near Showan dasse are destroyed. The Chicago Great Western has washouts at Durango and Dyersville and trains are badly delayed. Frank Wahe was drowned while at tempting to ford a swollen creek ut Dyersville. Many small buildings in the country were blown down by the wind, while a number ot dwellings were struck by lightning. A Terrific Wind Hiorra at Columbus, O. CoLfuni's, O., July 28. A terrific wind storm, accompanied by rain, swept over Columbus and vicinity at eight o'clock last evening. The roof was blown off Wirthwein's hall, a five story building at High and Mound streets. Chimneys were blown off, and shade trtes upturned in all parts of the oily. Tlie roof and top story were blown off Brown's Novelty Iron works at Town and Gift streets, doiug damage to the amount of $7,000. Steilwegau'a tannery In South Columbus was Cu roofed and tho fourth story of S. M. Baker's art gallery at High and State streets demolished. News from tlie surrounding country is to the effect that many barns and houses have been destroyed or badly damaged. No loss of life is reported so far. Th Storm at Delaware. Columbus, 0., July 8. A special from Delaware, ()., says tiie storm thero to-night twisted the tower of St, Mary's Catholic church upon its base. The large cross at the apex fell, cutting a great hole in the roof of the auditorium. Lightning burned out the street car trolley system, and the wind snapped the telegraph poles, cutting the city off from communication. A Dig; Blow Create llaroe at Bealah Park, Cleveland, O. Cleveland, O., July 28. A cyclone struck Beu'.ah park plcn'.o grounds at 2:30 p. m., Sunday, completely destroy ing eight or nine houses, a large taber nacle and other valuable property. The loss is estimated at many thou- sands of dollars. The grounds were well filled with people, but beyond be ing soaked by tbe pouring rain, no one was harmed. Tho storm first struck the water works tower, and demolished it as though it were a bunch of sticks. The large tabernacle is a wreck. Tents used by campers were blown away and the occupants left without a place to sleep. A heavy wind ac companied tbe rain. At Beulah beach, a party of young men and women were bathing. They were compelled to make their escape in their bathing suits as their clothe, were blown away. At Euclid Beach park the Crystal maze was damaged to the extent ol $300. During the storm a tidal wave raised the water four fuet, and the steamers Dulnth and Superior wera iltuoat blown tiom the water. AWFUL DESTRUCTION Of flaaaaa Uvea by Dreadfal Cloadborat - Mora thaa a Brora of Persons Lost A Second Flood raralyae th Efforts nf Survivors to Recover tha Bodle of tha Dead Detail of th Storm. - Terrible Water-Spouts la Colorado. Morbison, Col., Jnly 26. A second flood vesterdav nffmrw,n imiiHj,h In completely paralysing all efforts to re cover the bodies of those lost In tho r ridav nurht's flood. Tha nrnlo era worn out with the exeltment anil Inhni. of struggling amidst - the rubbish orougnt oown tne canyon by the great wall of water whlnh -liiat: at rinrt .nr. prised the camping families along the roaa aoove town. At dnrlr last nlirht. Mkvllu U-A been recovered and identified; tho others sre either buried from sight in the sand or have been earrieri fnrth, down the stream, and possibly into the naiie river, ueports from np the canon bring the cheering news that none of the people there camping were tost. List of Dead. Mrs. Moses Miller 'and . three chil dren, of Morrtaon. - Child of J. C Longenecker of Mor- . rison. Thomas McGough, aged 27, of Day ton, O. Mrs. A. S. Proctor, 32 years old. Robert James Proctor, 5 years. Grace Proctor, 7 years. Edith Proctor, 3 years. Mrs. T. F. Casey, 38 years, Jamea Casey, 12 years. Eddie Casey, 10 years. Mamie Casey, 7 years. Anna Casey, 5 years. Clara Casey, 3 years. Mrs. Anthony Herres, 31 years. Eugene Herres, 7 years. Mabel Herres, 214 years. Josephine Herres, t) years. Carroll Herres, 4 years. Annie Hansen, 20 years. Miss Delia Horner, Miss Mary Horner. Miss Josephine Holme. Mrs. Horace M. Warren, all of Den ver. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Warren, Jr., who are well known in Brooklyn so ciety, where their relatives and friends reside, came up from Denver Friday on the afternoon train to spend Sat urday . and Sunday at the Horner ranch, up Mount Vernon canyon. They were met at the station of the Lakewood railroad at Golden by the Misses Horner and Miss Josephine Holme, also of Denver, and started for the ranch. The flood overtook them, and the four ladies were drowned. Their bodies were found yesterday morning, buried under brush and sanil about 2(0 feet from the place where the water struck the carriage. Mr. Warren was swept away, aud his body was lodged I". .ih.hnanches of a tree, where ha was afterward found, terribly bruised, but alive. Miss Holme was tho daughter ot the manager of the Denver Water company, and the Misses Horner were the daughters of Judge J. W. Horner, also of Denver. Seventeen persons in cabins aud tents in Bear Creek canyon, a few miles above town, constituted one party. One of the Proctor children was rescued by the heroic effort of two young men who braved the flood when at its highest point to save the child. She says the water came while they were all iu the house and all were swept away. Tho Herren family became extinct, the father and husband having died a few months ago. The Casey family were also in this party. Mrs. Miller lived here, her husband being engaged in mining, aud was not at home at the time. Tho Longenecker family were up stairs in their home when tho flood came. He saved all but one member of his family, a little boy called Jake, Th Flood at Golden. Golden, Col., July 35. Three bodies, all that are known to have been lost iu Friday night's flood in this city, have been recovered. The dead are: A. A. Johnson. Mrs. A. A. Johnson. Mrs. J. F. Edward; all ot Golden. Another flood came over the canyon yesterday afternoon, but no lives wero lost. Seventeen people came in from Idaha Springs yesterday afternoon, having left the train at Beaver Brook, and walking in from that point. They report that the track and roadbed is about all gone between Golden and Beaver Brook . About seven o'clock last night threatening clouds came over the hill from the direction ot Morrison. It had been cloudy aod foggy all day and the clouds gathered into green, omin ous looking masses. Rain fell in tor rents from the start, followed by hail, then a wall ot water, from 25 to 3d feet in height came rushing down Clear creek, carrying everything be fore It. The flood lasted about half an hour, and was followed by a heavy rain, which continued until about ten o'clock. At that hour a body of water, greater in volume than the first flood, . came down Tucker gulch, emptying into Clear creek. It was this second flood that carried away the houses of Johnson and his wife and which drowned Mrs. Edwards. Two bridges have been' washed out and their piers of the Denver, Lake wood and Golden bridge were knocked out by the iron work of the Ford street bridge. The loss Is estimated to be between forty and fifty thousand dollars. More Vtetlaaa of tha Colorado Clood- BvrsU Dknveb. Col.. Julv 27. The victims of Friday night's flood were, the three in Golden, four in Mt. Vernon canyon and 21 near Morrison making the total 28. The servant girl, Anna Han sen, who was reported dead, was not at the raran at the time of the flood and consequently escaped. A charcoal burner named itichois evergreen it reported missing, making the total still 28. Of these, 16 bodies were re covered Saturday and the body ol Mabel Herres, a Utile child, was louna yesterday. v P. Johnson, af Arvada, telephoned in to Denver yesterday afternoon that he had found four bodies in the bed o) Clear creek, about f mile above th town of Arvada. Tbe coroner at Golden was notified and will take charge of the bodies. . - - ' Up to the discovery f these font . bodies.noreport of any missing persona bad come front Golden. Arvada is a country hsuulet-hsttwotMi Uoiuim uj. ,., Denver,, along Clear Creek valley. These bodies, therefore, either floated down from Golden,- or are those of ,' campers in Clear Creek valley Imtween the two points. ' ' ,1 '.! 5 t i :H I '-: (!V. I!' 1 if i i ', k for the vote Jmtglven. '