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VOL. XXXII.-NO 184. HELENA, MONTANA. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1891. PRICE FIVE CBNTS THE SILVER ENCAMPMENT Fneouring Reports of National Of01 oere of the G. A. R. at Detroit. Difference of Opinion on the Sub jeot of Separate Colored Departments. Washlngton Chosen as the Place of Hold ong the Next Eneamnpment-Naval Veterans-W. R. C. DETuOIT, Aug. 5.-The twenty-fifth an anal encampment of the G. A. R. met in formal session here this morning. Art and cultured taste had been exerted to make the mammoth building attractive. Despite the immensity of the hall it was crowded to the utmost. When Gen. Venzey and staff en tered the hall and were escorted to the grand stand there was great applause. Rapping the assemblage to order he an nounced the formal openingof the epcamp ment, and the roll-call of departments showed that every state and territory of the union was represented and also showed the fullest attendance of delegates in the his tory of the organization. The opening ad dress of the commander-in-chief was list ened to with rapt attention. "Comrades," said Gen. Veazey, "this is the silver anniversary of our birth, not of our wedding. The wedding occurred when the bridegrooms-the youth of the land enlisted in its defense. Abraham Lincoln celebrated the marriage nuptials. Colum bia was the bride. Her vesture was the nation's flag and the pledge was to re-es tablish that flag over the domain of ssces tia. Seeessia was the price of her hand. When the pledge was grandly redeemed through bloody strife, through suffering and death, and after the victory had been won, we placed on the brow of the bride a new diadem, whose gems were honor, valor, fame, liberty, unstained with slavery, the country united and free. The fruit of that marriage was the Grand Army of the Itepublie, an offspring worthy of its royal parentage." Touching allusion was made to the numerous deaths in the order during the past year, special mention being made of Sherman and Porter. Tribute was paid the present and prospective usefulness of the Sons of Veterans organization, which was increasing in membership yearly. In touching on the negro question as af fecting the G. A. It., Gen. Veazie reviewed the difficultles which existed over the col ored posts in the department of Louisiana and Missiesippi ever since they organized. Continuing he said that while charges have been made that the organization of thes posts was so tainted with irregulari ties as to be utterly destructive of their legal existence he had not been informed that the rules and regulations providing for procedure in order to test the validity of such charges had been followed in this case. He held that in dealing with those posts they must be regarded as having legal ex istence until otherwise regularly ad judicated. As coluuiadiler-in-ahiief he ordered an investigation by the Inspecto' general into the af'airs of this departmeint. The recommendation of the inspector gen eral was that this encampment authorize the creation of a sepa. ate department cover ing the same territory as several existing departments in the south. 'rhis was sup ported by memnorials from six posts in the department eomrpoose of colored comrades. He believed that the large majority of hoth white and colored comrades in the depart ment of Louisiana and Mississippi was strong in the conviction that it would be for the best interestsof all to have a separ ate department in Louisiana and some of the other gulf states, made up of such posts as may apply to come into it, and having concurrent jurisdiction with departments already established in sach states. -lis policy was such as would be for the bost in terests of the order and at the same time protect the rights of all comrades. During the year now elosing the G. A. iR. has paid out from its relief fund $:M34,400 and the Woman's Relief corps has paid to distressed comrades $153,000). Referring to the Mount LicGreror cottage, where Gon. Grant died, Gen. Veszey recommended that the encampment take acnotion to secure from the governwment an appropriation for the maintenance of the property and its pres ervation in the same condition as it was at the demise of GIn. Grant. Failing to so cure the appropriation by congress. ho sug gested that a trust fund be established or that the maintenance of the cottage he in sured by charging ar tee to visitors. In re gard to a memorial hall at Decatur, Ill., the birthplace of the G. A. R., he recommended that this encampment take action to aid the project. In regard to the disability pension bill paso0 uyJ ilse iast congress ne Beald if it was not the wisest, it was certainly a very lib eral measure. He urged the encampment to renew the effort to procure an amend mnent to the revised statutes which should give preference in appointments to civil otlices to union veterans. The only new department chartered dur ing the past year was that of the Indian territory. The eommander-in-chief closed his ad dress with reference to the observance of Memorial day and the high principles which actuate the G. A. R, The declaration of the commander-iu chief in favor of the establishmnent of de partments for the negro veterans created a decided sensation, and the whites of Louis Inna and IMieissippi were overjoyed at his recommendation. The adjutant-general's report for the period ending June :t0, 1:1t11, shows forty five departments, with 7,409 posts, and 3!8, 067 comrades in good standing. Expended in charity, as reported, for the year, $334, 000. Total number of deaths for the year, 15,530. The quartermanter-general's report showed assets of $25'.00. A report of the Grant monulmunt fund showed that it was augmented by $2L':,7)1 during the year. The report of the judge advocate general on the vexed race question differs from the conclusions and recommendations of the coemmandl!rin-chief. Ilie decision is as follows: The question proposed is whether thre oann lawfully be two departments covering the same terri tory at the hure time.-for instance, a do partment made up of white posts and an other of black posts, or oine of foreign born and another of native born. I think the question inmust be nswered in the iregative. The idea ir contrary to the uaages and the universal underetanding of the order hith erto. Additional departmrlnts in stiates may be formed oin lies of culIr, of birth, or they may be on lins of personal aotipa tllies, or ilpon disal'remrnents of any kind. But without adveriln~g further to orlvious evils likely to follow from establishing ri val departmente in any state, it is enough to say that the rules anld regrlitions do not provide for, nor warrant the establishrnent of, more than one department in any state or toe ritory." The surgeon gieneral reports that the amountof $ i l,000,000,tt) has been expended in pensions during the flinal yeor. The afternoon session was devoted al most entirely to discussion of the pluae of holding the next encampment. After a leng and heated debate the matter was settled on the frst b ineton securing a majority of enty n votes over Lincoln. 1Resolotlons unant mously adopted reqgatlng can to pass a law authorizing the inteeta cmrce commission to permit railroad I re duced rate to all soldiers and 0lo0 of the war of '01-'65 attending national encamp ments, A resolution was unanimously adopted limiting the length of the parade at all future encampments to two miles. The location of the next encampment hav ing been settled, the interest of the en campment is now chiefly centered in the election of commander-in-ohief. Capt. John Palmer, of New York; Col. A. G. Weissert, of Wisconsin, and Col. W. It. medburg, of Onli fornia, are leading candidates, and it is safe to say one of these will be elected. A long and stubborn contest in the New York delegation between Palmer and HIedges ended to-day in a victory for Palmer after several caucuses had been held. To-mor row's battle promises to be a very interest ing three-cornered struggle, with chances somewhat in favor of Palmer, as he is to receive the United support of the New York delegation. WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPS. Ninth Annual Convention at Detroit- Prosperous Year. DETROIT, Aug. 5.-The Women's Iblile corps opened its ninth annual convention. The attendance was large and the reports of various omoers showed the order to be in a flourishing condition. The conven tion was called to order by the national president, Mary Seare McHenry, of Deni son, Ia, The opening address of the presi dent was devoted chiefly to the growth of the order during the past year. "The mem bership," said the president, "has stendily increased during the year and the order is re:,resented in every state in the union ex cept Idaho and Alabama and all the terri tories except the Indian and Alaska. Even Cenada claims its post. During the year PI. corps, with a membership of 7,200, have been instituted. There are auxiliary to posts of colored veterans, twelve corps in Virginia, four in the Caro linas, three in Florida, three in Louisiana, two in Tennessee, one each in Georgia, Ar kansas and Mississippi, making a total of thirty-seven corps, aside from those belong ing to regularly organized departments. Seven of these have been instituted this year. A most princely gift is the sapropri ation by the Ohio legislature of $25,000 for the erection of a cottage nupon the home grounds. We asked for $2,500, and they gave us $25,000. This is the highest recog nition of the Women's Relief Corps and its work ever given. The report of the pension committee shows that they still keep the needs of our army nurses before congress. Failure, year after year, in efforts to procure pen sions for these deserving women is matter of deep regret to all, but I trust their en deavors will eventually be rewarded. The day was principally consumed in the discussion of reports of various officers. Naval Veterans and Ex-Prisoners. DETROIT, Aug. 5.-The National assooia tion of naval veterans elected officers to day and selected Baltimore as meeting place for next year. The national conven tion of ex-prisoners of the war also met. Mayor Pingree welcomed the ex-prisoners to the city. President Williams, of India napolis, read an address. He arged the im portance of the claims of ex-prisoners to increase of pension. This afternoon a pic Ilie was held, at which speeches were made by President Palmer, of tile World's fair; Mayor Pingree, Congressman Allen, of Michigan; Gen. Henderson, of Idwa; Gen. Alger. Senator Manderson, Gen. Miles and Chaplin Lozier. This evening the ex-pris onera witnessed a display of fire works on Belle Isle, the display ending with a repre sentation of Ierry's victory on Lake Erie. Tse salent Army. DaIraorr. Aug. 5.-A unique national con vention was held here to-day, the first re union of the silent army of the deaf and dumb soldiers, sailors and marines. The silent army decided to lay the matter of its rension claims before the pension commit tee of the G. A. It. The members believe that all that in necessary to secure an equit able rating on the pension schedule is to call public attention to the real significance of their disabilities. The Maimed Soldiers' League also held a reunion to-day. PART OF TIIE PLAY. The Cut in Price of Sugar Thought to Be a Hllnd. PeILaDELPHIA. Aug. 5.-Among the ru more to-day relative to the war in sugar prices was one to the effect that Spreckles action was the result of an agreement with the sugar trust, and it was also thought the cut was in union with the policy of the combination which is supposed to be striking at outside refineries in this city. through Spreckels. It was also reported that Spreckels had raised the price of granu lated to 4 1-;l cents per pound, which is the same price asked by other refiners. Both reports, however, were said to be erroneous by one of the Spreckels company. When asked if there had been any advance, he said decidedly there had not been; that they had not reduced sugar to four cents, and it had not been below the price that other refiners were selling, 4 1-16 cents. lie further stated, however, that they had sold a quantity of sugar Tuesday at 4 cents per ;'ound without lowerine their price to that point. He said they were car rying a large quantity of sugar they did not want, and sold it at 4 cents per pound simply to get rid of it. The fact that Spreckels sold sugar to-day at 4 1-16 cents gave rise to the rumor that they had raised prices, as their prices had been 4 1-16 cents. 'Ile film say they can hardly be said to have made an advance because they sold a quantity at four cents to get rid of it. The rumor that the sugar trust had nnything to do with the cut in price was denied and a statement made that the Spreckels company sold a quantity at a ieduction purely in their own interest. Scalded and Crushed. C tsVELa.ND, Md., Aug. 5.-An engine of tno West Virginia central road was de railed about sixty miles from here. There were seventeen nten and two women on the engine which was taking them to work at a lumber camp. The accident was caused by a piece of timber on the track. All on the engine wore more or lees injured. The first person extiicated was Alice Rlobinson. EI:capian steam had cooked the flesh on her face, arms and hands in a horrible manner and her inju:ies are considered fatal. John MlcKenzie, who lives at Frostburg, was caught under the engine and scalded so badly that hie diel last evening. The others seriousle, but not fatally Injured, ale: hIobe;t Robinson, engineer; Frank Craver, fireman; Lewis Layman, John Rickey, Jennie Durst. More Men Are Out. O)MAnA, Aug. 5.--The labor trouble is spreading. More bricklayers went out this morning for the seven-hour day on Satur day, with eight hours' pay. The carpenters threaten to walk out unless granted eight hours, and the demand is now being con sidered. The probabilities are that a thousand bricklayers will, on Saturday, de maed eight hours. All horsea sahers in the city are out for eight hours. 'There is na change in the strike of the smsltots and the printers. FIVE FAVORITES LOSE .' The Talent Successively Dumped at the West Side Meeting Yesterday. Two Favorites in the 2:20 Trot Distanoed by a Rank Outsider. ai fc Zillah Lands the Handicap and Mystery thu Suburban--Nportlng Events of the Day Elsewhere. C BUrrs, Aug. 5.-[Bpeoal.]--There was al not a favorite that got within sight of the A wire at the race track to-day. All of them 0 fell down. The sporting men lost very k heavily, while the short end buyers made a no great clean up. Thousands of dollars were 01 pul up both on Steve Whipplo and Condee c for the 2:30 trot, the former being a slight h favorite, while Ida D. and Silver Bow were c almost given away in the pools. But there t was a great surprise party when both the a favorites were distanced, Ida D. winning three heats and Silver Bow one. Slow time was made. b IdaD ............... .................. 1 1 2 10 Nilver Bow.......... ............... 4 I 1 2 2 (Codee.......................... 4 Ide o Steve Whipple ...... .......... 3 2 deo lime, 2:25, 2:25, 2:27 Kildare won the five-furlong handicap, , Black Diamond second, and Lucinda, the C favorite, third. Time, 1:03%. t Handicap, mile and one-sixteenth, $750. a Marigold was a strong favorite, selling at $70 to $49 for Nevada, $14 for Zillah, and i $10 for Montana. Bookmakers offered four 1 to one against Zillah, four to one against a Montana, eight to five against Nevada, and one to two on Marigold. Again the favor- c it's fell and they fell hard. A good v start was made after two efforts. t Three horses passed the stand abreast with Nevada behind. Lucinda was showing a slight lead at the eighth, and at the quarter t Montana had pushed his head in front of t the others. At the half mile Nevada had caught the rest and all were bunched, it being impossible to tell which was t in front. At the three-quarter Zillah had some way pushed herself C out from the bunch, Nevada and Marigold following. Zillah increased her lead to the wire, cantering in, while her rivals were under the lash. Mutuals paid $41. Three horses started for the Montana suburban-Terry, Mystery and Malcolm. Terry was the favorite, in spite of the fact that Mystery had beaten him two days ago, in the West Side derby. I Terry sold at $30 to $20 for Mystery and $5 on Malcolm. Malcolm started in the lead and held it at the first passing of the grand stand, with Terry second and Mystery last. These positions were held clear around to the seven lengths, when Mystery passed Terry and pushed Malcolm down the stretch. At the mile and one-eighth Mys tery was leading and won by half a length over Malcolm, Terry being far in the rear. Time. 2:12. There was a fifth surprise in the pacing race, the favorite, Brilliantine, not winning a heat. Montana Wilkes........................ 1 1 1 1 Brilliantine............................ 2 2 2 8. i ............................ .......... 8 3 de l er ............ ........... ....... . 'lime, 2:99 , 2:,6!;, 2::30, CHICAGO, Aug. t.-Garfield park races. Seven furlongs-Neva C. won, Armiel sec ond, Modjeska third. Time, 1:28)j. Mile-McGinty won, Too Sweet second, Annie Clark third. Time, 1:42'!. Six furlongs-Julius Sax won, Ormie sec ond, BIg Casino third. Time, 1:15. Farine finished first by two lengths, but was dis qualified for fouling Julius Sax. Mile and seventy seconds-Ernest Race won, Tom Rogers second, Acclaim third. Time, 1:45. Nine-sixteenths of a mile-Umatillae won, Angereesecond, Niantio third. Time, :5ki. Hawthorne races. Six furlongs-Zantippa won, lBuokhound second, Little Rock third. Time, 1:16. Mile and seventy yards-Mirabeau won, Aristocrat second, Longwell third. Time, 1:50. Five furlongs-Cornie Buckingham won, Fonda second, Bob McCart third. Time, 1:03. Five furlongs-Charlie Ford won, Apex second, Leland third. Time, 1:03!4 Hurdle. handicap, mile and one-eighth Bob Thomas won, Leman second, Volga third. No time given. On the Twin City Track. ST. PAUL, Aug. 5.-Mile-My Queen won, Innocence second, Comedy third. Time, 1:47. Mile and seventy yards-Consignee won, Ed Leonard second. Orville third. Time, 1:49. Five furlongs-Coo Kay Jay won, His pania second, Frances third. Time 1:021;. Eleven-sixtoeenths of a mile, helat--I)ockl Wickwon,,Emmett second, llappiness third. Best time, 1:08 L. Mile-Lena Yrey won, Doro second, Ranger third, Time, 1:43. Trotting at Butflalo. BUFFALO, N. Y., Aug. 5.-2:27 trot-Su perior won, Hamlin's Alniont, Jr., second, N. T. S. third, others ruled off and dis tanced, ]lesat time, 2:18,4. 2:20 pace--Charley U. won, Lady Sheri dan second, Bob Taylor third, Sunrise fourth. Best time. 2:17'1. Mile daub, $2,500, Onatch race-Nancy Hanks won from Belle Hamlin in 2:16ti'. Reduced Their x Records. INDrPENDIeNCr, Iowa, Aug. 5.-Allerton re duced his record to-day to 2:12. Mary Marshall went in 2:12;4. Manager, a pacer, went in 2:t14'. The track was fast. li thE IHALL. The Home Club Mentioned First in the Rteeornd Heroe iPruted. LEAOUJ Cl.rIs. Philadelphia 6, Chioago 1. New York 8, (Clevelnd 7. Brooklyn ti, l'ittsburg 7. Boston 4, Cincinnati 1. AROION.IAl [Oh ohne41. St. Louis 3, Athletics 4I, eleven innings. Columbnl 5, Washlngton 4. Louisville, 4, hlostoxn ,. C(Jiinninat 8, Baltino a 5. Corbett and Hall. Cnuwroo, Aug. 5.--Battery 1) was crowded to the doors to-night with a noisy collee tion of humallnity assembled to see .lira Corbett and Jim Hlall spar four roaudl. 'There was no hard hitting indulged iin but a splendid exhibition of soieutiflo boxitu was given. In skll Corbett had plainly the P better of it. Although Hil was as - Suick as as cat and roached the big Californian frequently, the latter seemed to have a surprising knack of getting away when he tried hard. Corbett's ucking was wondeotul and lhe also showed himself a great judge iof distance, several A oft all's blows falling short by a hair's breadth only. Hall, however, made a good showing against his opponent and proved that with one of his class hewould out con siderable of a figure. Reomer Defeats Ten Eyck. Wocva.,wruna, Mass., Aug. G.--The Ifosrior Ten Eyok three mile race took place this afternoon at Lake Quinsigamund. The former won enaily in 19):52r,. Ten Eyok anse in twelve seconds later. IN LINE WITH FRANCIS MURPHY. Catholle Total Abstinence Union Ad dressed by Frances Willard, WeAsuimoTos, Aug. 5.-The twenty-first annual convention of the Catholic Total Abstinence union of America was formally P opened to-day. Bishop Cotter, of Winona, Minn.. president of the union, called the c convention to order and opened the pro. a coedings with prayer. Cardinal Gibbons wel- P comed the delegates to the arahdioccse of Baltimore and Commissioner Ross, on be- c half of the district government welcomed the ii convention to Washington. 'resident Cot- a tor's report on the state of the union showed that during the year gratifying progress was made in the temperance cause. n The total membership of the union is some- c thing over 53,000), exclusive or a large num- I ber of unattaclhed societies, including thoe I of New York, Chicago, Baltimore and Washin.gton. Rev.Father Egan spoke of the opposition the priests encountered in the a New York excise board, and said the princi- a pal opposition came fronm the one Catholic t member of the board. Father Cleary then read a communication fromr the W. C. T. U. appointing delegates to the It convention, which was received with pro- a longed applause and the delegates, Miss Francis Willard and Mrs. S. D. La Fetra, invited to seats as fraternal guests. Miss Willard made a short address, during which she said, in part: "I do not know whether t Protestanta have ever come to the conven- r tion before, but I rejoice to say that in comning this morning and in attending ser vice in the church, in listening to that great and good man ots he 'preached, in participating in it, with- I out much knowledge of the method but with a sincere heart, I felt that, to a cer tain extent, or at a certain depth, all hearts unite." In conclusion she invited the con vention to send to the W. C. T. U. conven- t tion in Boston, November next, a delega- a tion of fraternal delegater, and to be sure i to include a woman. The rending of the secretary's report in cited a vigorous speech fior Delegate Campbell of Philadelphia. lie protested against the further employment of the na tional organization. Year after year the reports of representatives of subordinate societ:es were the same o!d story; "We are doing only moderately well, but we expect to do great things during the coming year." lie was thoroughly convinced of the use lessness Of the national organizer's meth ods. The discussion proceeded for two hours or more. and finally the whole mat ter was referred to a committee. ANOTHER ILLUSTRATION Of the dutarages Practiced Upon Jews in Russia. LONDnoN, Aug. 5.-Advices have been re ceived here giving another illustration of the bitter hostility against Jews in Russia. This occurred at Elizabetgred, on the Ingool river, 1.30 miles north of lKherson, Several thousand farm laborers, small landholders and others engaged in agricultural occupations in the country surrounding Elisabetgred, proceeded to the Jewish quarter amid cries of "kill the Jews." Thousands of the yokels descended upon the cowering vic tims. They attacked Jewish shops and dwellings, driving the owners fronm them, or holding them powerless to defend themselves or their prope!ty, plundered them of everything valuable. What was considered not worth while stealing was wantonly destroyed. Three Jews were killed and many others wounded. IThe authorities did not take a single step to prevent the outrages. Arou1sing Much Interest. Arousing Much Interest. BIERLIN, Aug. 5.-The foreign committee of the Chicago Columbian exhibition has done much good in this city in arousing in terest among officials and merchants in the World's fair. The efforts of the committee have resulted in much greater interest be ing taken on all sides and a deternmination that the German exhibit shall be worthy the cret nation that sends it and a matter of pride to the thousands of Germans in the United Status. After the work of the committee is finished in Berlin th menom bers will divide into seve' al parties, some of whom will visit Vienna and other Aus trien and Hungarian cities, while others will go to Italy, Sweden and :'witzerlanud. A paper of this city says Chancellor von Caprivi told tPhelps, American minister, that the emperor will probably viit the Worlds fair at Chicago. This statement, however, lacks confirmation. Parliament. Prorogueud. Lo0noa, Aug. 5.-Parliamont was aro rogued to-day. The queen's speech re viewed the work of the commons. Her majesty says: "Various measures which you have adopted in recent years to secure the observation of law in Ireland and to improve tlhe general condition of the country, have resulted in a marked abato mnent of agrarian offensem and consldlerable advance in prosperity. :teps taken to cole with the distress threatened in Ireland have been effectual in averltmg famine. You have also passed at benelclent measure dcal ing permanently with ti:e congested dis tricts of Ireland, which, it is hoped, will by fastering agriculture tand stimulating the lishing industry, contribute larTely to the trevention of similar dangers in the fu ture." A Letter Froem tileinaLrk. P'ants, Aug. 5.-Figaro, of this city, has in its columns to-day a letter alleged to have been written by Prince Iismuarck to the RuIlssian loader of the Geriman party in t;t. Petersburg. This letter l:,kes the Gor man ex-chancellor declare that thet visit of the French equadron to Cronstadt wel\ lint have ocltnllrletl had, he remultined in tweo. The visit, the letter sats, is the re atll of tihlue gross mistakes of (}eriuan laplomiacy. The irstt mistacie was the visit of Empriess Frede, iek to Paris; second, the renewal of the triple aulianee, wrhicli waes divulged with lchit oagernQss by lEuperor Williu, andt id thell d was the emperor's nolsy visit to ioindol. .anino utimuilent. lSr. l'.Transnuo, Aug. I.-South Russian crop prospects are improving. 'IThe general yield will bhi about t(il per colt. and the wheat yield haout 75 per cent. of the aver age. Rye will be a failure, being over tel I r cent. below the averalci. (Cops in thlu 'olga provinces are blighted and a famine is imminent. To Vilt '1Inla1nld. lir. ])lTerricutellut. Aug. rI.--The czar and ezarina, (audl 1)htkeo Alexis anid the minis tor of war have started for Finland. They will make the journey in the inumirial yalct. PEOPLE'S PAAIY iN OHIO, An Enthusiastic Convention in Ses. sion in Springfield, Four Hun- vs dred Strong. Ia Peffor, Hugh Cavanaugh and Geo. W Schilling Are Among the bi Oracles. Sherman Will le Retired to the Oblivion Enjoyed by IIls Friend Ingalls, . of Kansas. SPranorrarn, Ohio, Aug. 5.-The people's d party state convention was called to order a this afternoon by H. IF. ilarnes, of lTiflln, chairman of the state cormmittee. 'Ihere are about 400 delegates present. After a prayer the chair read a letter from George t Galther, chairman of the Alabama state a conmmittee, promising to carry that state in 1892, and another from Senator Peffer, a advising the adoption of the Cincinnati a resolutions and a plank advocating honest t money, was greeted with cheers. The chair introduced as temporary chairman, a Hugh Cavanaugh. HIe said in part: "Too n long have the farmers been observing the it injunction, 'You till the soil, we will man- a age public affairs.' They are tired of it, and that is the reason of the meeting here n to-day." He treated finance, tariff and 9 other quections in the manner set forth in n the Cincinnati resolutions. Cavanaugh e added: "This movement will relegate John t Sherman to the political oblivion that is en- v joyed by his friend Ingalls." iH. S. Hiinchman, of Urbana was chosen temporary secretary and committees were appointed. While the committees were t out George Schilling, national secretary, addressed the convention. He prescribed the platform of the people's party as a panacea for all evils wrought by both home I and foreign capitalists. He denounced the misrepresentations of old party organs and said it was not the object of the party to have unrestricted loans. It would re striot them as to the needy, fixing the max-y imum sum loaned to any one person at a $5,000. 'The party leaders are not crazy yet and would so regulate the supplyof currency that the country would not be t flooded with an over-supply of irredeem- s able currency, as is charged by the ha: pies , of the old parties. The people's party have declared in favor of the free coin age of silver. A majority of the members are not in favor of it, but tolerate it as an entering wedge by which they hope to over- i turn the present monetary system. Schil- t ling said it is just as safe for the govern ment to loan money on the products of the farm, taking first mortgages, as for it to loan on gold and silver, as it is now doing when it issues silver and cold certificates. Senator Sherman and other great men who t oppose loaning money to farmers on good secu: ity have raised their voices in favor of I the. government loaning to MIAH tSA I Warner Miller and colleagues the enor mous sum asked to dig a ditch in Nicaragua. 'Ihe national banking system he denounced as infamous and said the cry 'honest money" makes him mad. He devoted much t time to a comparison of the old t rattles on the tariff question and I found that the difference, when divided 1 among the members of them, amounts to just one and two-thirds cents apiece. He I felicitated the party on its success in Ne- I braska, Kansas and other states, and urged i them to stronger efforts in Ghio. Congressman-Elect Otis, of Kansas, spoke brietly. The committee on device reported plow and hammer for the state party. The con- t vent ion adjourned until to-morrow without adopting the report. Th'e committee on resolutions has been wrestling with the platform since 3 p. m., and at 10 adjourned until to-morrow. The sticking points are prohibition, land tax and farm pro duct loan features. City districts insist that a prohibition plank would loso, the party thousands of votes, and they will fight it to the bitter end. Regarding the ticket, everything is chaos to-night. There ilre a dozen canldidates, and the prospects are or a lively time to-morrow. ('Tanrn~l Ill, l,,&a Noma.n bYRAC.uOr;r, N. Y., Aug. 5.-The state league of republican clubs met in annual convention to-day. Enthusiastie addresses wore delivered and letters of regret read from a number of prominent republicans. Resolutions wore adopted re-aftliruing ad lor enee to the republican national plat form and endorsing the administration of lresident Harrison. aleultion of the name of James G. llaine by different speakers was greeted with tremendous applause. Will Lead llhmine's Fight. WASHoNsTON, Aug. 5.-John L. Hill, com missioner of public buildings in Philadel phia, to-night stated, in an interview on politics, that c'hai luan Andrews, of the lPennsylvania republican state ,execuntive commnittee, would rcesln and be euccoueed by Quay, who would lead the tight for la ine as against Harrison for tlhe presi dential nomination. I'eriel Relgns at Linc'olin. OMAIA, Neb., Aug. --A specilal from l.incoln, Neb., says: Liceut. (,v. Majors rcached Lincoln this ifternoon and took charge of the executive olirce. Plesident of the Snnate loynter notlid the cler loths in the executive r.lice thalt if 'Ihayer or lMajois were not here to-day hIe would lake the otlie' and ni pointi ai speemal labor commissiner Ito go to ltaillai to set tlo tlio lanler troubles. 'ovinti.r visited Majors at t ilstate house and delivered ia imemorial of laborinb g mien aslinig that ' c I ion Ie takein. lryllteor retutrned home to night and peace reigns at Nebraska's cap itil. a'nsedl by Train WVreeskers. KALaItnAZOOl, Mich., Aug. i.--'The Grand Illrlrids and Indianlla express was wrecked three imiles north of here this noon. 'I hei whole train was tlirowin froml tile traclk atird rolled down in obanktirnrtn. A sleeper tIurnld eomniplltely over. 'I welvo persona woer injured but nte. , fatally. 'The ieci dent was evidtntly s Irusced by it sin wreckers, as spikes, bolts Lind Ilnts wor drawn Iromim the rarils. Iirownledl \W'hlhe IIhihIng. LoNa iltl'lai, Wash., Aug. 5.-Mitss Nellie Iloise, daiughter oil Circuit Judge Boisei, of Salem, and WVilliamu Steeol, son of l'ostmnis tor tilol, of P'ortland, t were drowned this aflternoon while lbathing. Six otreis werre carried out by the under tow but were res cued,, somine, however, teing inll critical condition . Th'l bodies of the drowned lor soun wore recovetretl. Itirregarded tile Nigials. Fl".IMamnrN'r, Va., Aug. 5.--'t'his morning two heamvy freight trains oil the Haltimore V Ohio collided thrue and a halt miles from this phIeos. luno manl, whose unilu is un Inowll. was killed. JaIties (ltuigan, ongi uoer. Williamu Lyons, brakemanUll., lnd - 'Postlotltwaitu were seriously imjured. Dis regard of signals caused the accident. A (AMllLE&'NK DEVICIE. Lu Arrangement by Which Poker Is Made a "Mture Thing" Galne. HrATTLE, Aug. 5.-The average pollee off or in the course of his duties as such comes o know much of the tricks and devices and 'arious methods and means men have of windling their fellow man. Capt. Peer nid Detective Cudihee, though old in the service of the law and dealings with its vio ators, camne across something last night whbich it took thorn sometime to name. About 10 o'clock Detective OCdihee roiught into tih station one Robert Moore, well known mrnong the gambling fraternity is a "short card" man. Moore wits well Iressed and gentlemanly appearing, though 'udlhbe was so unkind asto prefer a charge of vagrancy against the prisoner. How well be knew what he was doing was shown when Moore wnsseaorched. After mnuch diflicultya strange device was removed from Moore's clothing. In fact, before Jailer Noble succeeded in taking it off he about concluded that the swindling device, for inuch it proved to be. was part and parcel of the man. It was what is known to cheating gamblers as a "hold-out poker hand." The device consists of two thin brass splints that fit closely to the right arm. At the lower end which fits next to the hand is a kind of "month" arrangement large enough to hold a pack of cards. From the unper end of the splints which clasp the shoulder is a brass rod with a joint at tihe knee which extends down to the foot. The rod is hollow antd through it runs a cord back to the shoulder and down the arm again. The cord is made fast to the "month" arrange meont. By means of a rubber treadle which in worked with the right foot, the "month" arrangement, or card box is made to drop out whatever number of cards is wanted. Connected with it is also an arrange ment whereby cards can be drawn in by suction from the table. In short, it feeds and disgorges at the will of the player. to cleverly arranged is the device that deteo tion is impossible. It is arranged, too, that the device apparently does not Interfere with the easy movements of the party wear ing it. It was with the greatest difticuity, thonuh, that the device was removed from Moore's person, and, in fact, he practically had to disrobe in order that it might be de tached. NOT ADMITTED. Letters it the Handwriting of Eddy Ex cluded by Judge MelHatton. BUTTE, Aug. 5.-[Special.] - The argu ment in the Davis will case on the question whether Eddy's handwriting should be ad mitted in evidence was concluded to-day, and Judge McHatton rendered a decision that such handwriting should not be ad mitted in evidence, basing his decision on subdivision i9 of section 642 of the statutes of Montana, that the opinion of a witness respecting the identity of the handwriting of a person when he has knowledge of the person or handwriting may be given in ev idence. The contestants took exception to the decision of the judge. Witness Stetchel was then recalled for the contestants. He was examined in regard to papers and writings of Eddy, the questions being ob jected to and the objections sustained. but the examination continued under objection in order to place the matter right on the Iecord. " !" GREAT FALLS, Aug. 5.-[Special.]-A most errificelectrical storm passed over this city o-night at 9 o'clock. For ten minutes tail and rain poured incessantly. Hail fell a large as pigeon's eggs. The lightning slaved almost continuously, and did con iderable damage to the telephone and lectric light service. In the office of the locky Mor.ntain Telegraph company one if the instruments was burned. The storm a deolared to have been one of the most terco that ever struck this region. Hall in Flint Creek Valley. PniLrrInurno, Aug. li.-[Special.]-Early net night Black Pine, Stone Station and bther places in the lower Flint creek valley were visited by a terrible hail storm, last. ng for almost half an hour. It was the nost severe known for years in that local ty, many of the stones being larger than a Len's egg. Considerable damage was done o window panes and garden vegetables. small fruits and farm products were al nost entirely destroyed in places. Cheyenne Commlsslon. MILEs CITY, Aug. 5.-[Special.]-Chair nan C. C. Pearce, of St. Louis; Judge Ap 'leman, of Columbus, O., and George H. Rarris, of Washington, D. C., members of ,he Sioux Indian commission, arrived here o-day to arrange for permanently locating he 600 Cheyennes now at Tongue River Ltency, on Lame Deer creek and the Fort ieogh military reservation, near this city. lie commission expects to be here about a week. Hlorse Race at Livingston. LirviaNtoN, Aug. 5.-[Special.]--A horse coc occurred to-day between Silver Tall, if this city, and a horse from the Black tills owned by G. C. Scal. It was a half nile dash, Silver Tail winning in fast time. The race was for $100. atanlufactulred Opl lunt. CiucAOo, Aug. i.-l)r. E. N. Case, a well rnown physician, was secretly arrested last igiht, charged with violation of the laws egarding the manufacture of opium. In is rooums were found jars containing 'qlluetnUs pirli." It is learned that he wilt simom of the liquid to San Francisco :or sale to Chinese, but it is not nown that he soltd any, lie sitys he hasi ,cen a xporiilunting for wiaers in its mlanu lcrture. and thinks lie has arrived at re illte which will revolutionize the opium mradi. lie asserts that he hln only been xpirirnentinig, and had legal advice that he was not violating the law. lie was released ii his own recoenizance, awaiting report bror Washington on the case. Illsr.'garded Orders. CuIrAirirlN, N. Y., Aug. 5.-A train con 'eying a Sunday school excursion from :llrenburg, lto,us.'s Point and intervening ititions on the Central 'ermlnllt road ran ito a in il train just east of here to-night, Will arri Angelll, aged about 17. of this place, lid atinl Verntt, of (Chatesuguay Lake, atre killed outright and seline twenty people ntore or less injured, one or two of whom nay die. Disluegurd of orders by the excur non train hands caused the accident. Nolrthl Amuertlian Turnerbuind. PlllttiI.arlliA, Aug. 5.--The opening seal lion of the North American turnerbund was elod this morning at the hall of the Phlla helphia turngemeinde and abhout seventy blelites from pointssolatterlng all over the lnited States took part in the discussions. A lltoe-Mslade ilallet. New Yonx, Aug. S.-A protest was made lt-dlay by delegates of the Musical Proteo tive union aglinet the admlission to this ountrv of it a ballet troupe, now about leeri tng Eurollpe under the managemuent of Wair ter Damroech.