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I REVIVING WAR'S ALARMS.
IM JWBOPK DISQUIEXBI BY GERMANY'S
M laii'Ezuoux younq iwLhu.
j l All tee P.wtn (Jetting Keadr tor Mso
. Ill Tareatealng Storm Orraur'. Faille In
I II her New everle Fntnre of the Doer-
III ir Km pre.. Victoria llertla alesslp.
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j I etetlon.
I I Duuiin, Juno 10. The uneasy f collng that
I has pervaded Europe U at its hlghost point In
I Berlin. A glance at newspapers to-day shows
r the condition of things. In ono column Is a
long despatch from St. Petersburg, which
I wind up with the statement that ltussla will
be on the alert and III tit eso until the young
Emperor has shown his purposes concerning
that country. In an adjoining column Is a
concise expression of the feeling of alarm In
Vienna. Below this Is a translation from the
Tempi of Paris, nn exceedingly earnest, forci
ble article, admonishing tho French politicians
to sink their petty differences and recognize
1 tho portentous chances occasioned by tho ac
cession ol the new German Emperor. One
' journal hero has translated tho lending articles
of all tho prominent London newspapers. Thoy
all predict war. the Standard asserting that tho
last barrier of peace In Europe was swept
away by Frederick's death. Tolegrnms from
Homo Bay that tho tone of the Emperor's proc
lamation to his army and navy leaves no
doubt that the days of peace aro ovor. From
every European centre the story Is the same
Here In Berlin the talk Is war. Every officer
In tho army Is eager for ltand overtaxed people,
remembering tho milliards that came In suoh
a welcome shower from France, look forward
to another period of relief. The vast schemes
, of ambition that are heard in Berlin on all
I eldes aro based mainly on the near prospect of
I a great military struggle. One thing Is oer-
1 tain there must be somo sort of a climax to
Mk tho preBont condition of things.
( I have travelled a good deal over the face of
I Europe recently, but nowhere for a moment
was I able to forget that four croat nations
were sapping their vital resources while they
workod with feverish earnestness In their
preparations for the Inevitable straggle.
Europe to-day Is a hugo garrison. At Nancy,
near tho I'ronch frontlor, 80,000 soldiers are at
work night and day building works and driU
lnc. At Strosburg a similar numbor of profes
sional fighters are hard at it. In Ylonna tho
entire male population is apparently in uni
form. In Parts the people worship a dema
gogue because he Is believed to awo tho Ger
mans. In Berlin the talk is war, first, lost, and
forever. In Russia the war party Is in the
ascendant, and Great Britain is in a panlo be
cause sbo has just discovered that she ia at the
mercy of tho great Continental powors.
All over Europe tho railroads are run by sol
diers, tho telegraph system is a part of tho
military service, and tho mails are handled by
men of arms. Every discussion In cafe!, gar
den, or club is reduced to one mighty question
of war. It slumbered whilo the poaco-lovlng
Frodorick quietly drifted away, but an hour
after his soldier-son bad seized control of tho
nation tho whole of Europe was agog.
There Is no question of the great power of
the new ruler, for the army and people follow
him with a species of blind devotion unparal
leled in othor parts of the world. One portion
of nls fiery address to the army Is repeated
constantly. It is this:
" We belong to each other, I and the army.
Thus we aro born for one another, and thus we
I Will stand together in an Indissoluble bond in
I peace or storm, as God may will It"
Tho prospects of the country have changed,
tor the greatest army in tlie world Is now not
under the command of an octogenarian or a
B peace-loving invalid, but has for its leader an
Emperor whom it adores, and wno is, above
everything else, a born soldier,
A large number of deathbed anecdotos and
last sayings of the late Emperor should be
taken with a large, substantial grain of salt,
I for his Majesty could neither speak nor write
during the closing days of his unhappy life.
One of bis physicians said to-day to me:
"His eyes talked, but that was all, and his
own wish at all times was to have bis royal
consort near him. When she was by, he was
content to await the inevitable end. The love
and devotion of the Empress were beautiful to
behold. She was the solace and comfort of tho
'j Emperor in death, as she had been his dearest
and constant frlond In lifo.
To-day I had a long talk with Dr. Perslus.
the spiritual adviser of the late Emperor. Dr.
Perslus conducted the sorvlces in the church
last night, and was with various members of
the royal family until late at night He said
there Is no truth In the story that the Empe
ror's body Is to be transferred to Frledrickron.
It is to remain in the Church of Peace. Con
cerning his lato Majesty, he added: "I have
perhaps had better opportunity than any ono
else to study hla character, I must say that
to mo his most prominent characteristic was
' his gentlenosa and breodlng. lie was a famous
soldier, a just ruler, but, above all, he was a
true, honest gentleman. No higher typo of
man has over lived, for bis smallest thoughts
were noble and pure. It was because of this
that her Majesty the Empress requested mo
fto read the service from the text: 'Blessed
ro the pure In heart, for they shall1
see God.' Tho Emperor took the Holy
Communion on Holy Thursday, His death
was utterly painless, ills laBt two days were
passed in a sorene contemplation of the future."
The Imperial widow will go to Switzerland
for the purpose of recouping her beultb,
alter which sbo will take up her residence at
Wllelmsbono palace, near CastoL It was in
this palace that Napoleon III. was held a pris
oner after Sedan. It was left to tho Empress
by tho will of William. The opinion that the
Empress wlllspond most of her time In Eng
land, though nominally living in Germany, is
generally entertained.
In the coffin of the dead Emperor her Majesty
placed a email gold chain, to which three look
eta were attached containing miniatures whlah
be had taken during their courthlp, and which
he had always worn until bis last illness. The
royal widow's despatch to the Emperor's
mother, who was at Baden when her son died,
was as follows:
' , "She who was so happy and proud to be his
' wife weeps with you, poor mother, for the lots
of thy only son. No mother ever possessed such
a son. Bo culm and strong In thy grief. Even
in his last moniontii he sent greetings to thee."
J II At OK o'clock this morning, altor yesteiday's
II unexampled latdshfp mid exertion, the Em-
U peror mounted his fuvorlte horse, galloped Into
the woods back of Potsdum attended by a sin-
KV gle aide, and for two hours he rode at a bard,
,. fast pace that would have worn another man
J out; but when the young monarch returned ho
bounded to the ground and remarked that he
felt restod and refreshed. It was his way of
dispelling fatigue. Dlakf.lt Hall.
tv . M Auotltu4 Prut
N' V Bkiilin, June li) Those Generals havo been
selected to go to foreign oottrtH to niinounce
j-. the accession ol hmperor William II.: l'npe, to
ltussla; Walderpeo, to AuBlrla-Huugaty;
bcblothelm, to Italy; Llchnowsky, to the Vatl-
ran; Derenthal, to Greece; Schlloilken, to
lloumania.
The morning newspapers approve the Era-
furor's proclamation to the people: especially
he sincere alms which he has set himself, and
i the stresB ho lays upon hln trust of the eople
and the attachment between the sovereign
and the nutlon. They say his uvowaU will be
nvorywhere reciprocated its cordially as they
aro made.
'1 bu Aitetro-tterotuu Alliance.
j Vie-vha, June 10 The Prtatt says that
I Prlnoe Bismarck and Count Kalnoky have ex-
.1 changed despatches affirming their desire, to
ik. maintain the peaceful alliance now axlstlng
,fff I between tho two countries.
rttSD MAX OBXS BAIL LAID.
Darelr Ulii.il Paa.tnv All NUkt la tke
Tarabe Lulu llnt-rlrtta'e Call,
The friends of Fred May, llio athleto and
man about town, would not have rocognlzod
htm In the rumpled, blood-spattered, and ban
daged prisoner who towerod above tho raklngs
of the nightly streets in the prison pen at tho
Tombs court yesterday morning. He was Po
liceman Daniel McGownn's nrlsoner, McGow
an said that n man In Warron street, on his
way to the ferry on Monday nlght.told him that
n man up tho street was insulting women. Ho
wont and met May, whom ho did not know by
name, near College place. Ho asked May if ho
was the man who was frightening women.
" It's a He, a d d He." roared May,
"Woll, I think you've no business hero.
Better go home," McGowan said, seeing by
the gaslight that the man had been drinking.
May started away, but stoppod at Chambers
street and College place then walkod back
half way down the block. Polloemen Mo
Gowan and Brady kept tholr eyos on him.
He stood for some minutes behind the Iron
columns, and then walked back to whore the
two policemen were standing. McGowan Buys
he noticed that May's face, which had boon a
deep red. had turned pale
"Haven't you gone home yet?" McGowan
asked him. lie says that May with an oath
pulled out a pistol and advancod on him Jlo
Oownn whaekod him over tho head with his
Sight stick and knocked him down. May lay
azed but not unconscious, and McGowan
pounded his right arm until May lot go of the
rovolver. At the police station May let the
ambulance surgeon bind up his woundx and
put live stitches In his oyebrow. but he after
ward threw tho wash bnslu Into the faco nf
Doorman Ed Travers, and it was with diffi
culty that he was got Into a cell.
May hugged the jamb of the door to the left
as he entered the prison pen yeBterday morn
ing to keep away from the othor prisoners, no
wore hla last summer's suit of blue serue. He
had had a mesxeniror sent to Iiowo & UtimmcL
Young Mr. May of that ofllce camn In response
To him the other May said hurriedly that ho
was In an awful hole and couldn't remember
the details, in fact did not reoollect anything
except that there was a pistol in tho case somo
way. He added:
" I had a row with a policeman. He's a pretty
good follow. He'sgUonme somotulng that I
won't foiget In a while, but I bear him no ill
will. I wish vou'd say so to him."
May added that It waB the first time that ho
had drunk anything In six months, and that
Uquor always npset him.
Before Justioo Weldu Mar said that he wa9
80 years old and lived In Washington, but had
a room nt the New York Hotol and was In tho
wine nnd cigar business as a broker. An ex
amination was demanded and woe sot down
for Thursday afternoon. Justice Welde put
the boll at $1,000 and sent Mny down to tho
prison, whoro Wnrden Osborne gave him a cell
until ball should be given. On the way down
May begged McUowan's pardon, and said that
if he had not been loaded ho nevor In the wot Id
would have pointed a pistol at him. Ho shook
the policeman's hand and begged him to think
of him kindly.
Not a man of May's acquaintance came near
him until late in tho day. Lawyer Joseph Moss
waited all the afternoon for somo of the mes
sengers who had been sent out to tlnd tho
friends to return with them, but tho mosean
gers all brought back word that the frlonds
were at Newport or Long Branch. One busi
ness man in Worth street was anxiously ex
pected up to 3 o'clock, but be did not come.
About ii o'clock two men In a carriage en me.
and said they wanted to give bail. One Bald he
was Edmund B. Smith ol S3 Broadway, and his
companion John Gaffney. Warden Osborno
sent them awny to hunt up Justice eldo,
A woman who gavo hor name ns Lulu Bur
dotte. a tall, stately blonde, aciomnanled by
another woman, asked to be permitted to seo
May, but the Warden said that it was Impos
sible. It was after visiting hours. Thoy begged
n long time, but it was no no. They nsVoii w hat
kind of a cell May had. Tlie Warden unid that
it was No. 45, and just like any other cell. May
slept most of the afternoon, his tall form
ourlod up on the cot
At 0:20 P. M. n cab drove uptothn Tombi.
Justice Ford and two other men alighted and
entored. Justice Ford wont up into the court
room, secured tho pupers In May's easo. ac
cepted the bond of lxuls Howard Lilrgton.
and Fred May was released. All left together
In the cab. It had been Impossible to lied Jus
tice Welde, and Justice Ford was found nt tho
Hoffman Houso. and consented to couio down
and take the bond.
Assault with a loaded firearm Is assault In
tho first degree, punlshnhlo by Imprisonment
for not less thun five years nor mora than ten.
aiibs gaums Lores.
8ke Bay lis Took Ailyaatage of m, Walk
from Church with Her.
Squire H. P. Murphy of WUllnmBbrldgo,
Westchestercounty.wosawakened at 11 o'clock
on Bunday night by two visitors, Miss Efflo
Gage, who lives in the family of Georgo L.
White of Wakefield, and Village Constable Al
bert Schroeder. They wanted a warrant for
the arrest of a young man named Andorson,
a clerk for Joseph MoTurck, the village storo
keeoor. The charge was outrageous assault
Miss Gage said that Anderson had knocked hor
down on a loneFomo road and outraged hor
that night at 0 o' lock.
The warrant was granted, and on Monday
morning Conbtable Sibroeder arrested Ander
son at his employer's store. Ho was taken bo
foro 'Squire Murphy, who hold him in $1,000
ball Ills employer was his bondtinuu. Ho
will bo triod ut 1 o'clock to-day before tho
'Saulro.
Jilt! 3 Gngo is nbout20 years old Shobasa
well-rouudod llgure, brown huir. hazel eyes,
and rosy cheeks. Sho tolls tho lollovi ing story:
"Anderson ha been bringing grocorlos to
our house for two years. We grew friendly,
and a year ago he asked me to marr him.
Mrs. Jutnet Brlggs, Mrs. White's mother, with
whom I hud been living for twoUe yean,, was
ill, so I did not want to leuve her. I told Sum
to wait Mrs. Briggs is now (load. We did not
discuss tho question of inarrlugo again Lust
Saturday Anderbon aBked mo to goto the Bap
tist church nlth him on Sunday, and I vsont.
After church ho brought mo home by a now
road. Ho called it a short cut. NShtn wo
reached a lonely snot he asked me to marry
him. I refused. Ho suddenly threw mo vio
lently to the ground.
"I soreamed and struggled. Afterward he
asked me to go to Parson Smith of tho Meth
odist church and be would marry me. 1 told
him I would not marry him then any way. I
went to a neighbor's house and told what had
happened. They called In Constable Schroo
der. Ever since I had Andrew George arrested
a year ugo for attempting an assault on me I
have carried a 22-cullbre Hralthi. Wesson re
voUer for protection, but on Sunday night I
did not happen to take it with me. If 1 had
had It would have proteoted me."
The girl's face was scratched and her arms
were bruised. Anderson denies tho charge.
The plan of the delenoe will probably be to
throw discredit upon the gill's story. Thede
fenoe has subpoenaed about a dozen witnesses.
RIOXOVS UUXOARXAXS.
After Settles Drunk They Start Out to
Analhllata tha Irl.li,
WxtiKESDAitRE, June 19. Early this morn
ing a party of Hungarians, who had bocome
drunk at a christening, started out to mob tho
Irish Inhabitants of Georgetown, a suburb of
this city. Entering the bouses of some of the
sleeping citizens, they dragged them from
their beds and assaulted them with clubs and
stones. The Irish rallied and returned the on
slaught and a battle ensued In which u num
ber on both slilen were budly UHed up. Two
miners, John McGlynn and DeunlH Hanlon, aro
reported to bo fatally injured, bix of the
rioters are under arrest. The ringleader, with
a dozen others, learning that officers were
after them, fled to the mountains.
Ubltuarr
Mrs. Eliza B. Osborne, the wife of Judge Wll
llm J. O.b.ro. f lb. City Court, Urooklyn. died m
Xoudiy it 7a B.cond plsca Sli. le.rti (our children.
JobnOmiplielldi.d l74C7lionT.no. Brooklyn, nn
EuoiUy, and Vi. lie u on. of the orianU.rt of Su
Jiat.' I hurch, lb. tlr.l Cathollo ohurch riuWUIicd In
Bro.klyu It uuf cita'jllvhed lxty U earau.
Cliarlc O'Urlen an old cior, died on .Monday night it
the Adam. Ilouia In rordham HI. ability rm mainly
In the line of Irlitt com.dy lie had manatted i.vcral
m.atrr. in Am ralla, ent latterly he bad beta la Ulou
JJoiiclraiilt'e company.
M. Okar't mamie Kmll. de Maupaa, TO yean of ate,
and rorm.rly a rrtnea Ululaier and member of the
aetata, I. dead.
Charl.a K. Maxwell of the Arm of Manning A Equler.
Ill Hb.riy .irrei. thla city, died of a poi;leiy ye.terday
at til. home In t entre .treeu Orange, In lilt i-id tear lie
va. one or tev.rai ion. of the late John Matnell.
founder of the baialng tinn.e or Maxwell A Urate, of
all .trert lie vra. a Ira, her of l.uifeno K Maxwell of
Muiinliia: Main. II A Moore, ll.l HUrll atreet unduf J.
(( Maxwell and Henry '. Metered of the (Irm nt
Maxwell A Urarea. reipeciltely lee lreaiden and dl
rector of the Long Itland Kallroad Company. He waa
Treaanrer of the raualo Zinc Company lie Iliad with
hU famUy In Brooklyn until about two month! age. lie
leave, a wUow and two children.
Jai.te.T.e.Tefaay.1 a"14
LIVE WASHINGTON TOPICS.
TUB BEXATOHIAh MlhV IB IN CHICAGO,
AND SO XUE 8ICNA W AUJUVItMi.
Sherman Caal ai av Citcutatier. 'I heush he
Thlnke tt hie I.n.t C'lianrr Ilrttlaa (hilt
C'lereland will Carry Ken Tarh-Ueliat-tnc
the Mchrmel Tor a I Ibrnry llulldlag,
Washington, Juno 19. When tho llrst
bullotlns from tho Chicago Convention ronched
tho Bennte chambor to-day thoy uwakenod ho
groat an Intorost and caused so much rostloss
ncss among tho I'rosldontlal candidates and
tholr friends that it was Imposslblo to transact
any business and an adjournment was neces
sary. Tho session had lasted but two hours,
when Proeldent Ingolls, on motion of Senator
Edmunds, brought down tho gavel aud ad
journed the body until Wednesday.
Candldato Sherman at once disappeared Into
hla hoadauarterx In tho rooms of tho Forolgn
Affairs Commlttoo. Candidate Allison wont
with soveral ftiends Into tho Appropriation
Commlttoo room, and possible candidate In
galls hid htmsolf away In the luxurious offloo
he occupies as acting Vlco-I'rcsldent of the
United States. Candldato Hawloy Itopt in
sight and, lighting a olgnr, remalnodVfor somo
i time in tho Souato chamber, chatting with va-
, rious gontlcmon who droppod in to read tho
yellow bulletins that woro bolng carried about
by the pages.
Elaborate preparations have been mnde in
tho Bonuto to receive tho nous from Chicago.
A special wire has boon put in tho secretary's
office, nnd besldo it is placed a largo black
board upon wnlch tho names of the various
candidates will be written. When the ballot
ing begins tho result will bo postod on tho
. board In big white lotters.
! There wns come surprise manifested to-day
when Bonntor Edmunds movod an adjourn-
I mont. and sovoral of the Senators woro in
clined to object to his motion. Thero was no
good reason for closing tho session so early
1 Bills wore being passed, and many of the Bonn
tors were disposed to romain in tho chamber,
whore thoy could make a ehow of working uud
still roccive prompt news from Chicago. J.d
nuinds'sword Is law, however, In thobonato,
uud he had his way to-day as usual, lSoloro
tho adjournment took place, Messre. bhennan
aud Allison wore the subject of many sly jokes
from their colleagues, who repeatedly asked
them for uewb from the Contention. Tho can
didates woro In u good humor, honetor, and
boro up well.
Allison wont about shaking hands with his
colleuguos and occasionally whispering a word
into their ear. His celebrated smile never once
relaxed, bherman remained In bis own sent
nnd attended cloHcly to business, and Hawloy
l and Ingalls indulged In a piotractedcbat at
. the Vlco-1'reshlont's chair which Heoiiiod to af
ford them great muuMinicnt It U tho general
understanding that the tienate on the day of
the balloting will ngaln adjourn, as it will bo
perlectly Impossible to transact any btwlnobs
while the telegraph is dropning bulletins
freighted with linpoitnnt new s thick and fast
upon tho desks ol tho Senators.
Tho poople of Washington will novor for
get tho oxcltemont throughout tho city
on that hot Bunday in tho summer of
1B7G when James O. Blaine, tho most
prominent Pronidontlal candidate hoforo tho
Convention then iihout to nominate a can
didate for tho 1'rthldcncy, fell to tho pavement
from nn attack of suustroko as he was ontur
Ing church to attend dhlno worship. Tho
Maine man. during all the days nrocedlng and
during tho Convention, nasclotoly watched by
hundreds ol people In Washington, and many
of them have always maintained that tho
sunstroke was a carefully arranged
event. Bonator John bherman Is now
the most prominent candidate in tho city, and
, every movomont of his Is being watched as
closely as were those of Dlalno In 1870. As ho
sits in tho Benate the Bpot'tators In tho gul
lerles hat about his personal appearance, his
aspirations and hi manner o conducting
himself. No one will, however, pco him fall
from excitement or overwork. Ho is jut as
I cool now im If no National Convention woio In
sossion, and he goos through his dally routino
of work and pleasuro as rtgulnrly and calmly
as if no thought of Uio Presidency had over
enterod his head.
In conversation Mr. Sherman Is supromoly
confident that thl time ho will locelvo the
noraln ition. For tho llit time, he snys, Ohio Is
solidly buckinx. linn, and tin thinks hln Mreugth
is foundeii ou a' rock. Mr. hherman's col
leagues In the Bonato, even thoio who for
various reason are siipiortlug othor candi
dates, havo sympathy for htm In his aspira
tions. They realize, as he does, that thin is his
last chance, and they do not joko with him
about bis canvass an freely as they do with
Messrs. liawley, Allison, Ingalls aud tho others,
bherman, feeling that this is hit liibt chance. Is
throwing his utrds carefully, and, thouch the
Btnkea are high, his hand and head aro ior
feotly cool.
The Ohio Senator performs his dnily work
i now just as ho alwavs doon. Karly In tho
morning after breakfast bis bt crotury calls ut
I his K Btrout house, and together they attend to
I tho ulvvays largo correspondence. Afturwnrd
thoy drive to the Senate in n modet jlosod
carriage, nnd after romainlngtherountll about
6 o'clock tho Senator goes home to on early
dinner. It has boon his custom for years to
take n drlvo oach dnv after dinner, and evon
now, whilo his political de-tlny Is being sot
tied, ho curries out his usual programme with
out change. Ho Is u inuii of very simple tastes,
nnd this evening dnvo is his only rHcroatlnn.
Ho Is generally accompanied by his wife,
but sometimes hlsdanghtar i his companion.
I Their route Is invniinbly out Thirteenth street
to tho hills back of tho Logan house, nnd thon
ovor tho hills for a low mllos. Tho benntor en
joys a cigar whilo ho rides, and his low Victoria,
with a team of good-looking horsos. ono soirol
and one black, Is a tnniilinr sight to the resi
dents along his dally route.
Not onco since the political not begun fairly
to boll him the leaiUng candidate missed Mh
evening drlvo. ami In splto of tho exceedingly
hot weather of tho past few days thore is llttlo
dnngor that tha excitement attendant upon his
canvass at Chicago will give blm a sunstroke,
or sens to throw him off his guard.
The Star to-night says: "The fact of the bet
made by Itepresentativo T. J. Campbell of Now
York with ox-CongrosBtnan Tage that Cleve
land will carry New York, having been pub
lished In Now York, several prominent
Democrats of that city havo become Intoreated
In placing similar bets heie. One wenlthy
Democrat of that city telegraphed a trlend
hero to place for him all tho money he could
get takers for on the same terms iih tho Camp
bell bet. Mr. Ed Kearney, a New York Demo
crat, telegraphed to Itepresentativo Ciunplmll
ofToring to take all or any part of the I'uge bet
off his hands, but Campbell declined the ofler.
In Now lork odds are being laid In favor of
Cleveland carrying theStato, boncu the anxiety
of persons thore to place bets ut oven money.'1
Chairman Patrick Collins haa called a meet
ing of tho eommlt'eo to nntlfv 1'rosldent Clovo
land of his nomination for Tuesday, Juno 20,
at tbo Arlington Hotel In this city,
Itisstntodat tho Navy Dopartmrnt that tho
cruiser liostou is practically oomplotod and
that the work on tho Chicago Is progressing
satisfactorily. She will probably be Unlehed In
sixty days.
These bills wore passed In tho Senate:
Appropriating toonoou for an additional fireproof
building for the ute of the National Mueeum to be erect
ed In the SmliheonUn grouuda )uat welt of the SiUlU
onlan In.iliutlon
Auiborlrlng the construction of a railroad bridge
aeruea the Ked Kiver nf the North
Authorizing the loan of tent, and tenl equliagefor
Ihe veteran organization of the society of the Army of
the t'otomao at the approuching Gettysburg reunion.
In tbo House the Speaker laid beforo tho
House messages from tho President returning,
without bis approval, private pension bills for
the relief of Tlijah Marl In and Dolly Ulozer.
f'Mr. Townshei del IlllnolHolTerodniolntreso
utlon authorizing the Secretary of War to loan
tents and uiiulpiigo to the Society of the Army
of the I'otomao on the occasion of the Gettys
burg reunion. Tho resolution dlfTeru from that
offoied esterdny mainly In referring to the
"survivors of the battle of Gettysburg," ami
not to the"twu iiriule-i " it wue passed
The Houso went Into Committee ol tho
whole ou the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill.
Tho pondltig paingrapb was that relating to
tbo Congress llbiuiy building. Mr. Nutting
of New iirk, who was a member of the Com
mittee of tho I'orty-oighth Congress which had
reported the 1 Ibrary bill. decUiud that the
estimate of $3,000 000 glvon then referred only
to the centre and front of the building. No
body bad ever said that that estimate would
cover the completed building. Why should the
gentleman rom Indiana (Mr. Ilolmanl be
amazed at an estimate ol C7,b(iu.00() for such a
structure? Ho could show lilm buildings in
New Yon. that luel cost more tlmii that ami
the money was woll BVtKindod. Tho roc ret of
this opposition was a desire on tho part of cer
tain people to destroy the present plan and
continue the library In an extension of tho Capi
tol building. To ibis he would never oonsent
.Mr, ilyan of Kansas had read for Informa
tion a resolution which bo proposed to offer
i - Tta-,-;, f imTi i"-i"i"ff tit i r-rrri
directing the Senate and Houso Committee on
Public Grounds to invlla plans for a library,
coat not to exceed tS.OOO.OOO, from live emi
nent architects, nnd report at the next session.
Meanwhile the work on the building Is to be
slotipeil and the Library Commission dissolved.
Mr. Sawverof New lork said it wns nut fair
trt ntraciit of Congress to present esllmntes of
(3 IX (0 000 at one session and $10.01)0.000 or
112,000,000 at the next. He ohjocted to the
present policy of making Washington a fash
ionable centre for wetilthy pooplo to spond
money, loavlng no room for the poor man. It
had come to this pass, that no Cabinet olllcor
or member of Congrosa could live here prop
erly without spending more than his salary.
Mr. It) an of Kansas declared that Congress
nnd tho poople had been outrageously deceived
in the matter of tho library.
Mr. Hooker of Mississippi argued that Con
gross should not regard dollars and cents, but
nhould orect n structure on (be plan of the
Treasury building, of architectural beauty and
purity,
Mr. liyan Uion presented his resolution In
the Bhape of nn amendment to the bill. There
was a struggle to secure a quorum lasting two
hours, and the resolution was finally adopted,
and the provision In the bill appropriating
f 500,000 for the continuation of the work on
the Llbrnry Uuildlng was strlckon out
TbePrestdont has approved the act for the
oreetion of a publlo building nt Hobokeu, N. J.,
and tbo acts granting pensions to Nollle P.
Goodwin, David Strunk, Mary M. Sweet. Jullot
G. Howe. L. J, McGonin. Mary F. Woodward,
John Llnsloy. to the ohlldren nt Mlchaol A. Mo
run, and Mrs Frances A. P. Ilicketta, widow of
Majur-Uon. James 13. Blokotta.
CHARGES OV CROOKED 1TOBK.
Klo Coffee Offered tallneUon County at Ona
Cent sa Pannd.
The Commlttoe on County Institutions of
tho Hudson County Doardof Freeholders held
a lively meeting at the Snake Hill penitentiary
yosterday. A month ago the full Board ad
' vertised for proposals to furnish the county In
l etttutions with food, fuel, and clothing for tho
noxtsix months. At tho mooting of tho com
mlttoe Inst week the bids received were opened.
1 read, and laid over for a weok. Tbo meeting
I yosterday was for tho' purposo of making the
awards of the contractu. Tho committee con
sists of thtrteon members, and all wore
present. The bids wore roread by tho clerk, and
t all went well until the bids for horse feed were
l reached. W. E. Winkle's was tho Drst bid read,
it wns $1,063.50. Freeholder Nelson started to
movo that the contract be awarded to Mr.
Wlnklo as tho only bidder, when Clerk John
Boyd stopped him and produced a bid slimed
by E. A. Dugnn, tho present contractor, for
0772. Ihoso Freeholders who attended tho
Inst mooting of tho ootnmtttoe at onco pro
tested that Dugan had not made any bid at
I that mooting. Clerk Boyd responded hotly
, thnt he had. Freeholder Nelson said If Dugan
hud n bid lu It wns put In by crooked work.
I The matter waB finally roferrod to a special
I committee for investigation.
I The nett bids road were for milk. Thor were
1 from Alderman Dennis Itenrdon of Jersey City
and Wm. A. Morehouse. Mr. lteardon's bid, as
read, was tho lowest Freeholder Nelson pro
duced a memorandum and showed that at the
last meeting of tho committee Morehouse had
the lowost bid. He made broad accusation
against the Clerk nf the Board nnd his assist
ants. Insisting that the bids had been tampered
with In the Intorestof the Alderman who holds
the contract at pre-ent. He was backed up in
the accusation by other membors of tho com
mittee. The Clerk denied all the accusations.
He will have to explain things at the full meet
ing of the Board to-morrow afternoon, and the
matter will probably go before the Grand Jury
for Investigation.
Among the other bids received by tho com
mittee was one irom William Cook for gro
ceries. Bin coffee was put In at 1 cent a pound.
It Is seldom used In the penitentiary, and
Cook, knowing this, had placed tho llgure low,
bo as to make a low avorage for his bid. Sov
I era) momborsof the committee saw tho scheme
at once, and a resolution was adopted ordering
a Hub-cointnitteo to purchase 5.000 pounds of
the ooffeo at once. The rest of the bid was
roiected.
Tho Board of Freeholders of Hudson county
have charge of the expenditure of over $200,000
annually, and accusations of extravagance and
worse havo been made frequently.
TBIKD XO BLACKMAIL L. ST. BATES.
Tevtltber Aanennce. Itlmeeirave a World Re
porter with r Secret Worth SS.OOO.
L. M. Bates, tho dry goods merchant of
Twonry-third streot nnd Sixth avenue, was
cnmplulnant at Essex Market yesterday ultor
noon against Morris Talllbor, ngod 30 yoars, of
300 East Thirty-eighth street and Louis
Spiegol, 33 years old. of 133 East Eighty-fifth
street Tho charge was blackmalL According
to Mr. BateB, ho was visited in his store last
Wednesday by Talllber, who said to him: "I'm I
a New York World reporter. Do you know ,
Louis Spiegel ?" Mr. Bates replied that ho did
not "Woll. he knows you," said Talllber.
" He hits Information about a certain case In
Boston In which your namo figures. How much
will you pay to bush It up t Five thousand dol
luis i.-n't too much for a ilch man like you."
I Mr. Bates was staggered for a raomont, but
, pas that wishing to inteh the rascal and bis
confederate ho pretended thnt ho understood
tho matter.
" V ou't you take less ?" he asked.
" No. Not a cent." replied I alliber. Ho camo
that evening again, and when Mr. Bates de
murred nt the high price demundod, Talllber
answered:
" You'ro a millionaire, and you won't missit"
Mr. Bates roported the matter to Inspector
Byrnes. Detective borgeatits Mangin and
Heard were put on tho onse. Talllber called
uguiu last l'nday, but tha detectives were not
on hand nnd he escaped arrest On Monday
altornoon he v Kited the store again. The do
tectives, with Alfred D, Brink, a lork, vvero bid
behind n scroen, and heard the demund for
$5,000 mnde.
"Is our mnn Snlegol around?" asked Mr.
Bates. " I would like to seo him."
"xes. ho Is in tho neighborhood. I will get
him hero In ten minutes."
The two worthies came and wero promptly
handcuffed.
"What moans this great outragor" said
Spiegel He said ho did not know anything
nbout Talllbcr's transactions with Mr. Bates,
and that It was all news to him. He had met
Talllber In tho street and Talllbor had asked
him to accompany him to the store. Talllber '
had nothing to say. Justice O'lteilly hold oach
In $1,600 ball to await the action of the Grand
Jury. Ball was given.
Dlelmaan Ai Llneke Boraed Out Aaraln.
The big gasholders of the Manhattan Gas
I Company were threatened by a tiro In Dlelmann A
Lincks's piano case factory, 010 West Mloeteeutb street,
at daybreak yesterday. Eleven engines, four tracks,
and the Are boat Znphar Mills were called Into service.
!The factory was completely burned out The east wall
fell on Sieredore DennU Trolan a une-story frame stable
aud smashed It. Adjolntnr the piano case factory, at
the rear wan an U owned by John Llncka k Co. who
made ine packing boxes for the factory. II waa de
stroved. I
The four atory tenement at Ml. In the anile formed
by the twn factories, waa damay.d by Are and water In
the two upper stories occupied by the families of the
brother. John and tout. Llncka who owned tbe pack- .
Inii ea.e factory, Dlelmann a Llncka low exviofl and '
J Llncks a Co li,'. Berenty Ore or eight em
ployees of both firms are thrown out of work, and lose
be.ldet nearly H,o"0 worth of toole, Borne or them
carried Insurance The Insurance on the factory build
ing, will not corer the loa.es. Tbla la the third time
tueflruia have been burned ont on that site. Noboey
could account for the origin of tbe Ore.
Ho Waate to Jump groan the Bridge.
A letter was received at tho Coroner's office
yesterday dated at tbe Friends' Asylum ai Frankfort,
I'a., and signed O, B Johnston The writer of tbe letter
earn he see. hi. way dearly (n escape from the asylum,
and will be In New York on Thursday to lump frnm the
11 ro. klyn Undue lie asks the Coroner to notify hla
famli) of the result nf 1,1. Jump, and closes wltbtheae
worda, " I must ober tbe constant urging or lay soul to
appear before my Maker."
reo Aleteraaea Indicted.
The special Grand Jury ground at tbe Alder
manlo grist yesterday, but to no practical result It haa
not aunouaced any conclusions or found any Indict
I inenta It la .aid that the rurtber the Investigation Is
i preceded with the less likely It -ippeara that a case can
bemajeout aaalnrt any Alderman Assistant Plstrlot
Attorney Lindsay I. preparing inure grl.t fortbeUrand
Jury lu tho voluminous charges of election frauds made
by the City iletorui Club
One Mere Heckles. Driver.
A horso and wagon driven by Marcus Fried
man of l.oixi becoad aveuue, ran over six year-old Oeo.
bterninan of 43U East Bevenly-thlrd street at First are
ue and Seventy taird street last .railing Tbe wbeeU
cut a deep gash In the boy left thigh lie waa taken to
Uell.vue uoipltal and tbe driver wan arrested.
, Illlllaiillat .Naeoa Arrestee!.
. A pollcoman brought Frank B. Nason, a
billiard rlarer. around io the Thirtieth street stailon
house Just before midnight nn a warrant on oomplalnt
of abandonment preferred by Kitty Meson, kit wife.
T. P. a. P. a. P.
ryle'e rearliio rewtxiw eecouxr jurlfjrliif jxwer. ,
ajjajMajajaejajj-ajaja-ajajajar-W 1 -y-y---r- egg --".
BLAINE'S BOOM LAID OUT.
XBMl'OBABT CUAIItMAN HlVltSXON
PVT A QUIICIUX OS IT.
Flret Da'a Heeslea or tke Rrpnbllcnn fu.
tleaal Coavantlnu- I he flrcnt Hull, llrll.
Ilaat With Decoratlona nnd l.lectrlo
I.Ukle, Hardly More Tkuu Hull KlllrU-Juda-e
Tknntea ol .Nehra.Un, n Itullrond
Atterner. Int Into Ikr Ikiilr Without
(Jailing tor a Vote af the oiiTrntlnn
and Axala.t thr lraleat ol a Kna.ua
Craager tie Aateatakrd tke Convention
br Ilee taring tkat It Would be n I'olltl.
col Crime ta Momlnnte Illulne in 1)1...
brdlrnee ol kle Kxpre.apd Wl.ke.-tien.
Freaaant and t'rrri Dauglaa. I'liraiileil ns
Early Ckaraplone ol Ihe I'artr A l.lrrlr
Jyigkl lie! ween aUahenretnd Wl., at Vir
ginia The Clang and trash ol the It.iolna
Alter Adjaarnment The Iteeult nl tbe
llnr'e Straggle KrlOentlv In Futar ol
ahereaaa The AlgeraailOreiban llaome
Coins ta rieeee JVietv Jersey Waiting
far the streak Ut. In .New York to Make
at Combination With tho Uarrlenn Men,
CiriCAOO, Juno 19 Tho most tangled and
pocullar Convention of modern times was
transformed soon aftor noon to-day from a
BbapolesB congregation In the hotols to a for
mal meeting in Its hall. The ball Itcolf was an
ezperimont It Is an tinflutsbed pilo that looks
like tho ruins of something enormout. it was
purely oxpertmontal as a meotlng plaooi noono
having tried Its qualities To-day It has been
instantly and universally pronouncod a grand
success, Chicago built tt on purpose; huiricd
its biggest meeting room into temporary shape,
and covered herself with glory. Undor unfin
ished arches of brown stone and between half
raised walls of brick 6,000 persons, flocking
through ell thn streets that load to the lnko
side, made their way to the big room Ten das a
I ago it was rude and shapeless walls In u pros
pective building. To-day It fins boon com
pleted, with Improruntu gallorics tlnthod lu
I flags and with the rude masonry hidden bo
! hind bales of patriotic dropory and appropri
ate ornaments. The barn-like malformation
Into which 8t. Louis Invited hor guoHts was
eomethtng like an exaggerated Grand Central
Depot, but Chicago's auditorium Is rather like
the Metropolitan Opera Houso. or two such
opera bouses mado into ono.
The delegates filed Into their seats In tho
central part of the main floor, which Is fitted
up on either end by Inclined planes, nnd so
surroundod by balconies that thoy seemed to
set in A welL Behind them rose a bill of spec
tators' soata. In front of thorn was the plat
form for tbo managers and the correspond
ents, and behind that was another bill of seats,
with a rudo pine board roof sloping down over
It in tho shape of a perfect sounding board,
plentifully dotted with incandescent lights. At
the back of the hall Is a deep and broad gal
lery, built with a steep Incline, and ovor that
two shallow galleries Beera to hang from
beams. All throe are so precipitous that as
they were viewed from the platform to-day
with their loads of human frolght, the pooplo
in them seemed like flies flattened against a
high sheer wall. The fluttering of tho hun
dreds of tans they carried helped out tho Illu
sion by creating tho improsslon of so many
wings In futilo battle with tho ulr.
Flags and tho shields of tho States
hid tho gallery fronts, and bunting wub
twined around their supporting columns. Tho
roof was oovored with the same gaudy mate
rials, supported by curved truBS0i dotted with
blazing olectrio lights of the Edison pnttorn.
Long streamers of red. nhito. and bluo hung
from tho celling In artlstloconfusion. In front
of tbo galleries on tho side walls wero two
great panels mado of flags and red, vvhlto, and
bluo sheeting. Each formed a frame for a
portrait and each portrait, enclos-od In a
wreath of laurel, waa again circled by a great '
ring of electric lamps grouped In tho form of
five-pointed stars. Ono waa tho portrait of
Abraham Lincoln, the othor was a picture of
Gen. Grant At either side of the platform,
projecting from the side walls, were two Htnall
galleries for ladlos. Tho one on the right-hand
side was distinguished by the pretence of Col.
Alex. McCluro. seated with his kneos pressed
between two silk dresses The presonco of tho
Convention brass band, from Elgin, 111., distin
guished the uppormo3t of the opposite galle
ries. Thoro woro many ladloi In tbo places
thus set apart for them, but othor ladlos woro
scattered over tho vast room In overy direction
of It except that resorvod for tho delegates.
But the absence of popular Interest In this
purely political Convention set ita mark upon
tho first sossion as It has upon every feature of
the Chicago gathering, for tho hnll was not ,
filled, though Its seating capacity Is only for
7,000 persons. The galleries wero hardly moro
than half filled. If 7,000 is the real .limit of Its
capacity, there oould not hnv o boon moro than I
6,000 In tho chalra. But it is a beautiful ball, a
perfect auditorium, as gay as a tuIlD bod in I
coloring, almost square In shape, so that near- i
ly evory occupant had an equal advantage, nnd
with tho platform for the ofilcors pushod woll
out Into tho middle, affording a chanco for
overy speaker to reach every oar. Ills alto
gether the best managed, tbe most perfect tho I
prettiest placo of assembly n National Conven
tion ever utlllred. No da light Is allnwod to
enter It It Is illuminated by a myriad of llttlo
glowing bulbs of gas, always effectively ar
ranged, whetbe.' In the stars upon the walls, !
the curved lines boneatb the colling, or the
regimental rows that fret the sounding-board-shaped
roof behind the platform.
The confusion of the mob that possossod tho
delegation headquarters In tho Qrauu I'nclflo
was distilled Into order when the delegates
were seen separated from tholr crowds of work
ers and seated by tbomsolves In tho body of the
hall. It appeared Inoredlble that thero could
be so few of them. They could havo gotten
Into Chlcktrlng UalL They suffered in effec
tiveness and dignity by being set apart, but
their military lines woro dotted with distin
guished beads, and they were Intorestlng.
From a purely popular point of view It wus
odd to seo Trisblo Hoar, FIro Alarm Foraker,
Chaunoey Depew, Warner Miller, and Powell
Clayton side by side with hundreds of non
entities, and making no more show than tho
Johnuy O'Briens and Mike Dadys of the sev
eral States.
Borne of the New Yorkers got thoro early,
niscook, Depew, Xobertson. nnd Miller wore
the last to come. John J, O'Brlou, a romlnls
cence of a glory that was fresh four yoars ago,
created a stir by telling the correspondents i
that he'd be damned If bo'd vote for Depow,
and by pointing to tbe Blaine badge that ho
wore. Mlsoock, always statuosquo, woro a
troubled expression. Ho has got to make a
speech in presenting Depew's namo, and be
must make It seem slncore, though ho knows
that New York's real sentiments will be mado
known by some one also In remarks that may
become hlitorlo Thomai O, I'latt was seen to
smile for the first time In forty-eight hours,
and Warner Miller no longer wore his long
face of tho past few day. It had grown
short enough for him to shave him
self by a hand glass. Our own Chnuncoy,
with his bead held high, and a lad j'h fun shut
up in one hand, got a copy of Tiik Bun of Mon
day containing his bid for tho granger vote,
and the account of tha arrival ol his 72
log boom. It was the first be hod seen
of what the New York publlo had been
rending. Ho is getting some of his
old philosophy back attain, nnd sormod
nblo to onjoy what ha re.ul. Tho groat men all
sat together In the New York delegation. At
their left, ai thty faced tbe platform, wore
Ohio, with Foraker and Ben Butterworth In
aisle Mats at their right, Vermont and Vir
ginia, with, llahona looking Uko the "Cap
ting" of tho Flying Dutchman, seated exactly
under the Qreon Mountnln bnnner. Thoro
was somo cheering at about 12 o'clock,
whon a short, thick-set, whlto-hntrod man with
bronre fnco made his way alone tho centre aisle
toward tho platform. It was Fremont, the
rnthfltider, about whom sohoolbnts now i
rend, prcolsoly as thoy do nbout Zoroastor and
Epamlnondas I.ou 1'ayn wns a marked man,
bocauso ho was ono of a dozen who kept llttlo
soft white travolllng lints on tholr honds. Ills
white tlo mado him look almost clerical. Move
French was tho last Now Yorkor to arrive, but
lookod as woll as a society queon coming lato
to a ball, for his white moustacho was daintily
curled, and ho woro n rod tobo in tils button- '
hole. Ho brushed past Chattncey Depew, who
wns shaking bands with Incoming members of
othor delegations, nnd ho Interfered with n
confab that the poetical HUcock was having
with tho desperate Gtbbs. Murat Ilalstoad, by
far tho best looking among tho 250 reportors,
cams along nnd claimed the kttchon chair and
I plno board desk that bad boon altottod to him.
He scannod the congregation rapidly, and
made a note of tho fnot that the elegant and
beautiful Torakor looked quite commonplace
slnco fato had thrown htm to a seat within
I thtce foot of Georgo Wost the Adonli of Ball
ston Spa.
It wns nbout ten minutes past 12 o'elook
whon Chairman Jones rapped the Convention
toordoron a table that gavo forth a motalllo
sound as though ho was beating tbe bottom of
a firing pan. Chairman Jonos looks Uko Cant
ltoland F. Collin, tho yachting expert. Tho cut
of bis jib Is Uko a Nantuckotar's, but long en
joj ment of tho protecttv o policy has given him
tho ollndrical build of a Cunard Captain. Hs
could not understand why it waB that when ho
rappod everybody to order tho whole assem
blage burnt Into applause. Tho renson was
that just at that momont 200 loops of flamo
appeared In tbo globes that formed a shield of
roil, whlto. nnd bluo ovor tho Chairman's seat
This seat with n carved table In front of It. was
oncloscd w Ithln a pen. at each corner of which
robo a flag"talT oarrytng the Stars and Stripes.
In tho tion tho great moguls sat In costly
chairs of ennod wood, upholstered with loath
or. The Democrats gave their officials at Bt
Louis so many pine wood chairs.
Whilo tho people wero looking at the flaming
shield a voice was hoard In prayor. Mr. Jones
had Introduced tho Ilov. Frank W. GunBaulus
of tho Plymouth Congregnttonnl Church of
Chicago. Tho domlnio looked startllngly like
Charlos Emory Smith, but avoided politics in
a way that Mr. Smith would find utterly Impos
sible, lie returned thanks for the history
which came massed here, as ho put It, and ex
pressed a recognition of tho working of God
through the groat oiganlzation thon In con
vention. Ho appoalod for a domination of the
Convention by lofty purposes in order that it
might ao much for the good of man. He com
manded attontlon when ho spoko feelingly of
tbe hazardous juncture In tbe life of horo Cap
tain Sheridan. The irreverent amused them
selves by watching the mannerln which promi
nent folks behaved during the prayer. Murat
Ilalstoad bowed his head and put his hand
ovor bis face, but loltone oye uncovored, and
watched Warnor Miller. William MoKinley,
In tho Ohio seats, looked straight forward
Uko a Btlff-necked prelate belonging to
another Church than that of the olergyman.
I Ben Buttorworth. close by, bowed his head,
but kept It turned so that he could peer out
from under his brows at his shaky delegation.
Cbauncoy Dopow road The Son. Gen. Mahone
' turned uround sldoway In his sent, with his
i foot In tho afslo, and looked the Convention
over. Sum Fessenden, up beside tbe Chairman
on tho platform, bad just bought a new fair of
patent leather shoos, and was bo proud of thorn
that ho couldn't take his eyos off their polish.
Back bohlnd tho reporters tat George M. Pull-
l tnun with a round faoe aud narrow whito chin
board, lennlng affectionately toward a spirited
looking black-haired lady with eyes afire with
Intelligence. Old Frod Douglass, on the oilier
eldo of tbo platform, was obliv lous of the clergy
man's presence. He was thinking, us he fre
quently does, of himeolf and of how he was a
Republican before thoro was any such party In
In existence. Little Senator Eugene Hale sat
bohlnd him and broke Into his reveries with
whlsporlngs. Senntor Aldrich of lthode Island
sat bohlnd Mr. Hale without bowing his head.
Whon tho jirayor waa ended, the word
" Amen" became tho signal for a storm of
hand clapping. It surprised tho Utile minister
bo that bo turned around to seo what occa
sioned it Ho did not know that conventions
apnl.tud ovorythlng thoy Uko, prajers along
with the rost All that ho could see were the
ranks of oxpoctant faces, roachlng from be
noath bis foot to a distance of fifty or sixty feet
above bis bead, and each lino parted from the
noxt ono by a row of vibrating palm leaves,
which mado the Convention look like a hillside
tropical plnntutlon bicnstlng a heavy wind.
Thon Chairman Jones arose, and without
any explanation began the reading of a long
winded document, which the reporters soon
rooognlzod as a call for a Convention which was
Issued last winter. It struck the delegates as
something new and vory line, and they ap
plauded not only every paragraph, but almost
every line. In a mechanical and perfunctory
way, as though they had made up their minds
to agree wlUi everything For some roa-
son or othor Sam 1 ossonden fell to laugh- ,
lng. and kopt it up until be was
solod by tho happy Idea of hanging
his New Britain patent leathers over tho
platform rail for tbe admiration of the Conven
tion Senator Cullom camo In and was seen
to be moro like Abraham Lincoln than the
Slctured President on tho wall. The homely
onator wns accompanied by his daughter, to
whom he explained the proceedings from time
to time. Move Klklns. with his round, full
moon faco wreathed with smllos, poked about
among the little tin gods ou the platform with
tha slcovos of his black alpaca coat rolled up to
tho elbow and uo cuffs on his shirt
CHAJUMXN JONES'S SPEECH,
Chairman Jones road a speech of his own
whou bo had finished with the call, and It. too,
was repeatedly applauded. He Bald In part:
The llepublican party may well be congratulated,
through It. representatives here assembled, upon Ihe
autplciuus irnapeot that Ilea betore tt- Wise and
courageoua action by thla Convention will aorelr lead
tu rlciorr in the cuapaigu upon which we are about to
enter. There can be no doubt aa to which eld- the ,
great inalorlt) of rotes will rail If each party he tried by
Its record, if ibe graud achievements of ihe Jteiiub lean
party be appreciated and the utter talturo of ibe Demo
cratic party be understood Tbe two parties are dia
metrically onpoa le to each other. One favors progress,
the other retrogression One lifts up. the oilier casta
Uowu ThaukatoMr l laveland and hla Southern allies,
Ihe Democratic party ha. thrown orttln disguise lu whloh
It has heretofore fuught lu battles In the Northern I
B ales, and haa boldly declared nor Urltlah free trade
and against American protection This arowal baa
cause! much adulation In certain sections or thlsoouu- t
try and In all or tngtand wllrh baa trim the bevln- '
niug bren hostile to the Industrial progrees of the
Lulled Statea but It ha telle" ''eerily upon the ears of I
the patriotic portion of the Detnocratlo party tlow
erer we must not expect thst this is the end of dtshnn
est pretences Deceit, fallacies and sophistry will again
be resnrte I tu and practl'ed Therefore we ahould bare
a pUtfunn based upon irue Itenuhiican principles, free
from eijutroiattoii or ambiguity and should nominate
candidates who are the embodiment of these principlea
Aftor relating tho history of tho alleged alli
ance of tbuMiutb with English manufacturers
under thu Administrations of Van Buren, Polk,
Pierce, and Buchanan, Chairman Jones con
tinued: Through the criminal folly of oertaln professed n
publicans and by fraud and duplicity on the pari of the
Democratic party eur honored and gallant siandard
bearera In lrM were defeated, fortunately for the
country, we still hare tbe benefit of the wise laws psed
by the I epubtlcan party, and still hare a majority In
Ibe benate of the United States, which majority has
prri enie 1 unwise legls'alleu. We ars again confronted
will, this same Dem crallc part r. the mother of all the
evils from which this country has suiter. 1 asking lor
the power In conlml and direct It. future course and we .
Snd that iht same element which Prsiled ilsstray by lu I
malign influence and dominated It down to the grietoua
day. of Ihe rebellion la again In full control ef lis
affaire If a majority of the American voter, faror the
jririnr ewar of the home market, incomparably the
best In the world and the forcing of the people, now
the moai prospernua and happy on the fare of he earth.
Into competition with and dnn to a terel with the
cheapest, poorest, aud mi st miserable or our foreign
rirals. the Democratic reactionary doctrine wit pre
rell If nob the Itepulillcan i arty will resume Its
authority and successfully lead (his ireat rountri, with i
its tenenceul institutions, inward that sun line goal
which all patrlou beiiere to be Its beareu-ordaJneJ des
tiny, I have no doubt of Ibe result
TUB OIUNCIEU IS ON DECE.
Chairman Jones, apparently coached by Car
son Lake, avoided the usual formula in pre
senting the temporary Chairman, which Is to
announce that the National Committee has
made a seleotlon and then to put that seleotlon
to vot of the) Convention. Instead of thla be I
simply introduced lii. J, B, Thurston efJ
aaaiejBnkaaaaaaaejaaasaxaaBaaHBaael
Nebraska as the temporary Chairman ofth 'isS
Convention, much as ono throws a bono tot), ,3
dog. Almost at tho same Instant a very ereoj '(.
and military-looking mnn, with a well salted ,!
brown board, shot up from among the eeata
of tha lvitnsns mon, and sent Ills sharp "
voice across the room at the Chairman. It j
wns x-(iov. Thomas A. Osborne of Kan- -
shs, the tlmt Granger to voice tha ,'
strength tho agriculturist mean tooxortla ;i-
thlB Convention. He was saying that the
State of Kaunas regarded the appointment of ir?
the general solicitor of the Union Pnolflo Hall- ttft
rond to thn chair as a big mistake, lilsse -l
broke out all ovor the hall as though a (team S
pipe was lonklug In a thousand places, hut tho I
Biwnker heeded this not at all. He only shouted ',,,;
the louder that Kansas didn't consent to th a
railroad man's appointment, aud .that sho f
wanted William Warner of Missouri as tem v
Korurr Chairman. Chairman Jonos paid no ,, ,
oed to tbo remnnetranoo, but half leading,
half pushing Thurston into Ibeuhalr, sat down ,
and left the railroad man facing the Convention.
Thurston Is a young man under 40, with o
handsome, clear-cut lacs, and jet black hair
that lies upon his head tu grucoiul waves. Ho
looks like a youthful John K. Porter, But for (
the prominence of his snectaolos, which he ad- M
Justed carefully before tie began to speak, tho '
young counsellor of capitalism would have ,
seemed mote Juvenile than tbo dignity of the) ,-te
dace warranted. Ue Isa masterful follow, and, if
le showed It In the firm tones of his voice, nnd if ft
lu the confident manner and woll-ordored mot- i I;
terol his speech Tho Kansas man, vory muoh ' I,
evclted and fooling upon bis shoulders tho tt
whole wolghtof thn Granger movement, whloh "?
has alread y crushed Chauncer Depew, and will -J
not take any programme with a railroad man ty
In It, remained standing before bis obalr until
Thurston's Bpecoh wns half finished. Then he
cat down us Uiouuh nvvaie that it was useless i
to try to upset the arrangomont aftor it had w
gone so far. .;
TnUItSTON rtTTS J3LAINB TO BEST.
It looks as though this young Thurston Is L
yet to bo remembered for many roars as tho '
mnn who put a quietus on the disorganized V
movement for Ulnine In 1SSS. Metaphorically
sneaking he took tbe perennial statesman from
Mulne, luld him on a sheet of brown paper, fold
edit over Mm, tied it with strings nnd put It on
I nn upper shelf out of thn way. That was tha .
ImpresHion people got who board h(p spooch
and saw how the Convention took it. Horo Is
how It worked, what wus evldontly a proar- f
ranged piogrnmmo:
Beginning with tho stereotyped sentence or
two nbout being deeply thankful tor tho postot
Chntimtn, he launched Into high-flown Ian- 1
guano about tho party's nullity to "grandly i
win." and its full preparations to sacriflco In- ,''
dividual judgment to the will of the majority.
Ho might have boon a Southerner, for hla ..
speech vyas as efforvoscont as John Hooys ;
place at Long Branch. " All join In tho grand M
chorus of joy." said he, "and the rainbow of "s
our harmony elves promise of euro victory In g
Novotnbar." He said thnt when the Demo-
cratlc party at the closo of the last campaign
"robbed us of a victory certainly oura, we pa-
i ttcntly waited In confident expectation for jus- ,
tloe to right tho wrongs of the groat party. ,'
and not only for the ss.ko of tho party, but for v.
that of those great and glorious leaders of that U
wondorful campaign." And thon he wont on to "
work up to tho death of John A. Logan, and fn
everyone felt that ho was pursuing n carefully -II
prepared plan to roach tho name of Blaine. ' Jj
Ver fewin the great gathorlngatnll suspootod ,u
what his true purpose wns In connection with ?
I the Maine man's name. When be spoke of tho ." n
loaders of 1HS4. tho galleries and tho Dlalno ilj
men In the delegations caught scent of their fa- m
vorlte Intoxicant, and Mr. Thurston was V
I obliged to halt In his speech for pearly a fit
minute whilo the multitude niobbod the air Ij
with an onslaught of fans and hurrahs. A dls- t
i tingulshed editor, thinking thnt ho mosterod ,11 .
1 the situation with his Intelligence, wrote upon W .
ft sheet or paper those sentoncos, and send it U
t to a friend: a
I "This Convention, with Its suppressed Blaine -B
feeling. Is a good deal like a Mississippi steam- o
boat, racing with a rival, loaded to the dock J
with cotton, with her boilers stuffed with plno B
knot, and a nigger squatted on her safety (
valve. And sbo may blow up for Blaine."
But the speaker meant to put Blaine out ot
tho way, and this Is how ho did It: I
" Tbe other leader, that gallant leader, tho 1
chevalier of American politics, the glory of f
llepubllcanlsm. and tbo nightmare of Do-
mocracy, our Henry of Navarro, is Hooking In
foreign travel long needed relaxation and rest i '
from tbe cares and responsibilities of long '
official life and service to bis country. With
i the Infinite magnanimity of his incomparable
groatnons be nun denied us tho privilege of
supporting him at this Convention.
At thee words thore was a tumult in the gal
lery. It was the hubbub of n displeased as
I eombly that did not know how to express its t
I displeasure. Finally a mnn shouted "ho." A
I hundred others took up the word, nnd thon
through the uproar a storm of noes bent down
I upon tho speaker. Whon his volco could be
hoard In wns saying these words:
I "Holding above nil other things party har
mony aud stucoss, he has slnppod from tho v
laddorof his own Inudtblo amhltlnn that some
i other man may climb high upon It As his
. political friends we must uotne dare not, oom
1 mlt ournah.-s to a political couno In disobe
dience of his expressed will."
Again ho was Interrupted, but In thla new
I tumult lower and lower nous wuro heard from,
until thoy woro slluncod altogothor, and noth
ing remained of the din excopt applause
We can't place him at tho bead of the
ticket" said Mr. ThurBton. "butwe can mako j
him our commander-! n-cnief at tbo head nf our
forces in tho field. Ho may not bo our Pros!- f
dent, but bo remains our uncrowned king, the i
greatest living American, and tho object of our
i undying love. '
I At thin the palm leaves were flung In the air
again, and a mighty chorus of appro- nl. or at
least of applauso, broke from tbe 6,000 throats.
A whisper ran among tho dolegatos: "Ho has ;
knocked Blaine out. How cleverly it wasdone."
Mr. Ihurston thon went on to speak, as thoso
who read hlsaddross will see, of the candidates fl
left In the field by Mr. Blaine's withdrawal. Ue 9
usod strong words of praise for John Shoimnn, 8
but tbe Onlo men seemed les enthuhlastlo u
about it than any othor dolegation in tbo B
houso. Only one man rose to his feet 3
and cheered In tho delegation. Thero 3
was a feeble yoll from Iowa whon Allison's a
name was mentioned, and then the railroad ft
lawyer bunched Now lork, Connecticut, and fi
Indiana with a meaningless phrase that thoso 11
Htateagave a choice ot tholr loyal sons. At
this thoro was no applauso. Chnuncoy leaned 'J
back In his chair and laughed aloud. Warner 3
Miller nodded and grinned at him. fj
There was little else that waa significant in (J
Thurston's hiieech. Murat Halstead was vory B
rauth tickled whon tbo stionker sild: "The H
Democrats are strong In tho Imbecility of tholr 8 A
Innocuous desuetude." To toll the truth, Mr. B g
Thurston got tiresom nt last, and the great H In
majority were glad when his speech came to a 9A
an end. This is a part of what ho said: 1 In
CUAIBxUN THUItSTON'S SPEECH, W
We are met In Katlonal Convention for deliberation n 1
and oonference The Republican party of the Cnltel K y4
States relies upon the wlxdom of Its assembled dele n u
gates for such aoUon as will Insure success. If we are H i
prepared to honestly and fairly meet tho enprema 91
Issues of the hour with a olear, fearless, and ringing 8
declaration of principlea and le nominate a tioxet S
which will commend itself to the loyalty and tntelll. fn
genoe of the country, we can grandly win. We enter m
npon the prooeedlnga ef thla Convention prepared ta to
sacrifice tndlrfdaa! Judgment to the wisdom of the ma- 9
Jorlty, and to lay down persouxl prefereneeaon the ai- 9j
tar of party suceesx When our candidates era it
chosen we will all Jufn with heart and soul In the grand eg
choroa of rejoicing, aud tho rainbow of our harmony m
ball glre certain promise of tbe glory of a victorious If
morning In Norember. H
When the Deroocratlo party at tbe close ot tbe last JK
Prssldentlat election robbed us ot a rlctory houeslly and M
fairly won. we patiently walled for tbe certain coming W
of tbe Justioo ef the yeara We hoped aud believed that fl
1888 would right the great national wrong of IBM tig hi 'fi
It, not ouly for tbe Republican party, but also for the QJ
grand aud glorious candidatea whose names were tbe H
Inspiration of that wonderful campaign. Tha Inonlta H
wlsd' m of an all wise I'rovldenoe haa utnerwlae deoreeC (X
One oilihem the cltlsen aoldlsr, the warrior statesman, fn
Ihe black Ksgle of Illinois baa been summoned by the Hal
silent messenger to re,ort to Ills old commander beyond n
therlter lint, although John A Iigan U dead In Ihe
body yet hs Itres again lu tbe Illuminated pages at hie 41
country's moat spien lid history, liree in the grateful fw
lore ol free people whose union he eo gallantly fuught ta ft!
preserre; llr.s fn the blessings of a down trodden race. Kl
whose freedon he so manfullr struggled to achlevoi 3,
llvrs in the future song and story of a hero worshipping! las
world, and along tha highway of the nation a glory, m
aids br tide with old John Hrown, Abraham Lincoln, fl
and Ulysses S UranL his soul goss marohing on The tm
other that gatlaut leader tbe cheraller of Americas m
IKillllcs. the g ory of Republicanism and the nightmare jM
of Democracy our Henry of Nararre. is sseking in for- U
etgn travel that long needed relaxation and real from V
the wearisome burdens nf publlo life and serrloa Wlta pn
tbe sublime iiiarnentmllf of his iacomparahte great- u
ne.a be haa lenied oa taelrflalte pleasure of aupperUng At,
hint In ibis Courentlon tiealrlag aboro all thing, party fvl
harmony and snnrsis, he has etsnned from the certain r,v
ladd.r of his own laudable ambition that a ime other I V
man raey o Imti to power As bis true frienda we ean- ?l
not. dare not, commit the political crime of disobedience M
to his exprested will Wo cannot place blm at the Vfl
beadnf the ticket, nut we will make lilm commander- k'l
Inuhlefat the bead of tlie rones In the field where be R'l
will be Inrlaclnle And though James II lilaiue mar 'jW
not be our President, yet he remains our unrr wned
king, wielding tha baton of acsnnwledged leadership, m
soprsme in the allegiance of his der led followere bon-
ered and rsspeoted by all honest and loyal men line V
greatest llrlog American an I the wuriby object of ear
undrlng love Itut the Repob Icaa party Is not Isft I
without great men torlace epoo lietloket We have
that honest able, and esperieoced financier statesman,
and Senator Iromllhle and lite no less distinguished
colleague from Iowa Indiana Michigan and Wisconsin
I resent to us gallant soldiers, while .New York, New Jar- '
sev. Kansas, Connecticut, and ether Sutea offer worthy
and fueorile eens. from mis splendid galaxy uf politi
cal etore we oannel cbooae amiss
Ha then recounted the achievements ol the
Republican party, and said:
The reconstructed Pemocracy haa new been In sovei
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