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Fneouring Reports of National Of01
oere of the G. A. R. at
Difference of Opinion on the Sub
jeot of Separate Colored
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
The Talent Successively Dumped at
the West Side Meeting
Two Favorites in the 2:20 Trot
Distanoed by a Rank
Outsider. ai
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,
Five furlongs-Cornie Buckingham won,
Fonda second, Bob McCart third. Time,
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,
Mile and seventy yards-Consignee won,
Ed Leonard second. Orville third. Time,
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.
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.
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.
Of the dutarages Practiced Upon Jews in
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
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.
An Enthusiastic Convention in Ses.
sion in Springfield, Four Hun- vs
dred Strong.
Peffor, Hugh Cavanaugh and Geo. W
Schilling Are Among the bi
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
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
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.
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
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
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.

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