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From eea or mountain, don't forget to notify the carrier or call at THE DISPATCH office, that the address on vour paper may be changed. PORTY-FOTJBTH TEAR. BIGLER IS NAMED The Clearfield County States man Nominated for State Treasurer. A SMOOTH CONVENTION. Allegheny County's Delegation Did Its Best for flumes, BUT THE EFFORT WAS OF NO AYAIL. Ex-Senntor Wallace Attracts Much Atten tion In ibe Convention nil Speech In Which Cleveland la Eulogized ia Loud ly Applauded Asking for Only Six Months More of Grover' Administra tion The Platform Strongly Indorses ' Tnrlff Ucform Trusts Dcnonnced tn TJn roensnrrd Terms Republicans Accused of Ilypocrlcr on tbo Prohibition Ques tion They Are Also Accused of Failure to Enforce the Constitution Itccnrdinc Land and Labor. The Democratic State Convention, which met at Harrisbnrg yesterday, nominated Edmund A. Bigler for State Treasurer on the first ballot. "William A. "Wallace was present, and made a speech which caused much enthusiasm. The platform adopted strongly favors tariff reform, denounces trusts, and arraigns the Eepnblican party for hypocrisy on the prohibition question, and for a failure to protect land and labor. f ErEClAT. TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.1 Haebisbcbg, September 4. The Demo cratic State Convention was not a remarka ble gathering. The attendance was meager, and the enthusiasm not difficult to repress. The only robust applause was when the name of Grover Cleveland was mentioned, and when ex-Senator Wallace .faced the au dience for the purpose of saying a good word for his townsman, Edmund A. Bigler, as the candidate of the Democrats for State Treasurer, and during the progress of por tions of his eloquent speech. Humes kept up his fight to capture the only office in the gift of the convention until the roll of dele gates had been called and the success of Bigler had been established. He was as- sisted by Patrick Foley and "William J. Brennen, who did a good deal of missionary work among the county delegates. The formidable front presented against Bigler by the Allegheny delegation gave them a leverage that resulted in obtaining more votes for Humes than any other argument they could have used in favor of that candi date. Homes' candidacy was also helped by the record he made in the Senate in drafting and pressing to passage the act providing for the investment of the sinking fund moneys in bonds, instead of having them farmed out to favorite banks at no profit to the State. MAPPED OUT J5EFOBEHAND. The convention's work was pretty thor oughly mapped out last night, and the pro ceedings were dispatched with unusual celer ity. The Philadelphia and Allegheny del egates were given front seats, not so much because of their intellectual greatness as of their great numerical strength. Eepresentative Samuel M. "Wherry, the Temporary Chairman, lost no time in show ing the delegates that he knew a great deal of the management of the State Treasury, and that no mistake had been made in se lecting him to expedite the early business of the convention. The concessions made by the friends of Bigler in abandoning the proposed contests in Allegheny county, caved the convention from any unseemly scenes, and rendered its proceedings very harmonious. Nothing of note was developed until W J. Brennen, of Pittsbnrg, in seconding the nomination of ex-Senator Humes, said the convention should not make the mistake of nominating an objectionable candidate, but should choose one who would clean out the rats that had infested the Treasury formany years. This speech meant that Bigler was objectionable, but no one replied to the mild insinuation. OBJECTED TO PHILADELPHIA. Another little breeze was created when the roll was about to be called from printed lists of delegates, at- the head of which was the Philadelphia delegation. Patrick Foley had canvassed the delegation, and found that his favorite, Humes, had very little show in it. The effect of having the votes of the large number of delegates recorded in favor of Bigler in the early stages of the ballot was feared, and Mr. Foley made a fight to have the counties announced in alphabetical order. A Biglerite opposed a change from the usual custom, aHd moved an adherence to the old rule. Delegate "Walls, ot Pittsbnrg, moved to lay the motion on the table, but only a few persons came to his rescue, and the names of the Philadelphia delegates were first called. Still another difficulty was encountered. "When it became evident that Bigler was way ahead in the race, sev eral delegates, who had voted for Humes. proceeded to change their votes for Bigler, and Brennen raised the objection that this was against party usage. He was ruled out, and sobn the convention was apprised of Bigler's nomination, he having received 207 votes; Humes, 71; Clay, of Elk, 21, and "Wilde, of Philadelphia, 4. Thiswas a very small vote, some of the counties.not beine represented at all, and others in part. The tubstitutions numbered 85. MADE UNANIMOUS. After the vote was announced Patrick Foley, true to his promise, moved to make the nomination unanimous, after be had stated that nearly all his colleagues had op posed Bigler, and that the Democrats of Allegheny had been against him. The motion was put by the permanent Chair man, James B. Beilly, Congressmen-elect from Schuylkill county, and it carried without a dissenting vote. "At this stage of the proceedings a veteran Democrat, with grizzled hair, made a call for "Wallace," who was getting on the stage. The cry was taken up by others and the ex-United States Senator stepped to the front amid great applause and made a ring ing speech, in which he showered many compliments on Bigler and his distin guished ancestry. Following are the' sali ent features of Mr. "Wallace's address: Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Contention: There is no apology necessarv for my pres ence at a Democratic convention. I come to thauk you ou behalf of the Democracy of my county for the nomination of Edmund A. Big ler. Applause. I am bat a private in the ranks of the Democrats, yet I can say that this nomination of a son of Clearfield county will be received by our people with grateful thanks. We thank you for the spontaneity with which this nomination comes. It came to him unso licited. He canvassed no county. He asked for no man's vote. Not for this alone have I to thank you, but I have to thank you that the De mocracy are to-day united, active, earnest, ag gressive and progressive. Applause.) Mr. Uigle- comes from stock not unknown to Penn sylvania Democrats. German on one side and Scotch-Irish on the other. Broken promises, rained Industries.depressed business and suffering labor are the melan choly results of six months of Republican rule. Our people feel the oppression of Federal power. Their industries are mined. They seek a remedy. Can it be found under tho present policy of our adversaries? Their prac tice and their policy are alike destructive of the best interests of the people. Tbey tax us to exhaustion, and shut up our markets. Tbey squander millions at the arbitrary will of an incompetent business man, who, in the lan guage of these enlightened days, is commonly called a "crank" applause, and yet they fear to check his headlong career. sighing fob Cleveland. "By their fruits shall ye know them." Mem do not gather grapes from thorns nor figs of thistles. Grover, Grover, how this people miss thee with all thy fallings. Ob, for six short months of Grover (cheers and applause with his inflexible will, his determination to do right under all circumstances, with his obedi ence to the law as written in civil service, and In his own proud declaration that public office Is a public trust. Oh, for six months of this arbitrary man to bring our people back to their ancient line of thought, practice and policy. Is this policy to be continued T The answer is for you now and in tbo future of this canvass in the State of Pennsylvania. Tho answer must come with uuerring certainty. Are we to be satisfied with their promises, made to the car and broken in the hope by our adversaries T Are we satisfied in this grand old Common- E. A. BIGLEB AND II. K. BOYEB THE NEXT STATE TBEASCBEB "XOV PATS TOUB MONET, AND TAKES TTOUB CHOICE."' wealth with our 5,000,000 people and 1,000,000 of voters, and biding our time fur progress and reform at the behest of a single individual, oi are we to be aggressive and progressive f Are we the Democracy of years gone byT Are we to become aggressive and progressive T We can no longer be on the defensive, bnt let us march forward conquering and to conquer. Mr. Bigler followed Mr. Wallace in a few remarks, promising to do the best he could to achieve a victory in November, after which the convention adjourned. THE PLATF0EM ADOPTED. Republicans Accused of Hypocrisy Tariff Reform Urged nnd Trusts Denounced. Habbisbubg, September 4. The plat form adopted by the Democratic State Con vention is as follows: First That all powers not expressly granted to the General Government are withheld, and a sacred observance of the rnlc of constrnction contained in the tenth amendment to the Con stitution itself is essential to the preservation of the principles of home rule, and of pure, honest and economical government, to the end that labor may not be robbed of the bread it has earned. Second We applaud the action of President Cleveland and onr Democratic Representatives in Congress looking to tariff tax reform, and we reaffirm the declaration of principles made by the Democracy of the Union at St. Louis in 1SSS, especially tbat demanding a revision and redaction of tariff taxes for the relief at once of American labor, American industries and American taxpayers, by the repeal of such tariff taxes as now invite andprotectmonopoly, a greed that lessens production, lessens em ployment of labor, decreases wages, and in creases cost to consumers, and by the admis sion of raw material, free of duty in all cases where it will enlarge our product, multiply oar markets and increase demand for labor. Third We regard trusts, in whatever form organized, as the result of the existing mo nopoly, tariff, and we demand the repeal of such tariff taxes as enable them to control domestic production, by unlawful combination, and to extort from the people exorbitant prices for their product. Fourth We accept the decision of the people of Pennsylvania, rendered by the ballot, on tho prohibitory amendment as a declaration in favor of a reasonable, just and effective regu lation of the traffic in ardent spirits. We hold that tho agreement of the Republican party through its representatives In the Legislature to the proposed prohibitory amendment to the Constitution, andits defeatgat the polls In spite of the Republican majority of 80,000 votes, are facts that establish bevoud doubt the hypocrisy of the Republican leaders in their treatment of, the question of prohibition. Fifth We bold tbo Republican party re sponsible for the failure a failure wilfully and corruptly incurred to enforce by "appro priate legislation" the sixteenth and seven teenth articles of the Constitution, designed to Srotect the land and labor, the people and In nstries of this Commonwealth. Bixtb We hold the Republican party re sponsible for the failure to pass any law for the relief of the manual laborers of the State of Pennsylvania, and we recommend tho enact ment of such laws as will give equal protection and equal opportunities in every branch of in dustry to all citizens, irrespectivc.of race, re ligion or nauviiy. weaisouuiu me x&epuDU can party responsible for the failure of the Legislature to consider favorably the petitions of the workingmen and farmers of this State, for the equalization of the burdens of taxation and for relief from the exactions of monopoly. Seventh We hold the Republican party re sponsible for the notorious corruptions which for many years have prevailed in the manage ments the State Treasury, for the system of depositing loans without interest, enriching favorites or the ring by the use of the public money, and for tho flagrant violation ot law by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund,' and we pledgtj the faith of the Democratic party tbat the candidate this day nominated will, it elected, reform these wrongs. Eighth We favor the Australian ballot sys tem as adapted to meet the requirements of our Constitution and the special wants of our people in order to seenre the freedom and purity of elections menaced by the combined power of monopoly and the corruption of Re publican rings and bosses. Ninth That the sufferers by the recent floods have our sincere sympathy, and that while we deprecate and condemn the manage ment on the part of the State authorities, by which relief to our. sorely afflicted fellow citi zens has been unnecessarily ileinvivi v tir our representatives in the Legislature to, take m such constitutional action as will give substan tial relief to the stricken communities. Tenth While we favor a liberal Bystem of Pensions to such Veterans of the late war as ave been honorably discharged, and who from wonnds or other physical infirmities have been rendered unfit for manual or other labor, we deem it unjust to that large class of those faithful soldiers of the Union who take a just pride in the heroic achievements of their com rades in arms, that there should be added to the "pension roll the names of any who are not qualified therefor by reason of honorable and faithful service in the line of duty. Mr. Foran, of Philadelphia, presented a. resolution which was unanimously adopted; commending the course of Mr. Gladstone in his attitude toward the Irish people. The new rules as amended by the State Com mittee yesterday were adopted. ELKmFwASJ)EFEATED. He and Hla Father-in-Lntv Try to Get Control of n Kailrond Proxlea Ob tained From Blaine and Oth. er Noted Politicians. rSTKCIJU. TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCIM Baltimore, September 4. An old con test between the Baltimore and Ohio and the West Virginia Central Kailroads was decided to-day by Judge Armstrong, at Keyscr, W. Ya. The case attracted much attention be cause of the prominent political lights in terested." When the West Virginia was firstorganized, ex-Senator Henry C. Davis and Mr. John Shaw, of Shaw Bros., in this city, held all the stock. Stephen B. Elkins was not slow in finding out how profitable the venture was and he importuned his father-in-law for some of the stock, prom ising that he would take an active interest iu the road. The ex-Senator agreed to give Steve a share and sold him stock at a nomi nal price. Then Steve went to Shaw and made a similar request, the coal man said he had no objection bnt he would not think of selling at the same price Davis had asked. "You know," said Shaw, "he is your father-in-law." Steve bought the stock but always after that felt hurt and waited for an opportunity to pay back Shaw, it came a short time ago. Davis and Elkins formed a combination for the purpose of disposing their former ally, who, by the way, owns three-sevenths of the stock. Elkins did all the manipulating. He se cured proxies from ex-Secretary Bayard, Secretary Blaine, Senator Gorman, and others, and proceeded to knock Mr, Shaw out of the directory. The latter soon got wind of this, and on the day of the election he, after consulting with Irving Cross, of the Baltimore and Ohio, conceived the idea of making the lawyer a director. Cross, who is a good lawyer, at once put up the claim that according to the Constitu tion of West Virginia, Shaw had the right to vote his stock cumulatively and pro ceeded to carry out his purpose. Ex-Senator Davis saw trouble ahead, and to avoid the question of cumulative stock going into the courts, he struck off the name of W. H. Barnum, of Connecticut, who was tn have taken Shaw's place and re-electing the latter to the directory. This didn't settle the matter, however, and Shaw voted his stock cumulatively, and contended Cross was elected. The case was taken to court, and Judge Andrews de cided tbat Shaw had a right to vote his stock cumulatively, but Cross was not eligi ble because the stock had not been trans ferred. The decision is looked upon as a victory for the Shaw people, who by cumulative voting can always hold a place- in the di rectory. POSITION OP THE WOOL GROWERS. Free Trade In Haw nintcrlnta Would Not Salt Them at All. , SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. I Columbus, September 4. The wool growers of the State held a meeting to-day and were addressed by Hon. Columbus' Delano, David Harpster and others. Mr. Delano offered a set of resolutions embody ing a communication from the Secretary of the National Wool Manufacturers' Asso ciation, in which the latter asks whether the wool growers of the United States are prepared to accept any changes from the rates of duty upon second class and carpet wools, which are fixed in the tariff bill that passed the Senate at the last session, and suggesting that a joint conference would be found mutually advantageous before the meeting of the manufacturers. The resolutions express surprise that the manufacturers have undertaken to deter mine the rates of duty without reference to the wishes of wool growers and regrets the existence of the "widespread and thoroughly organized movement in -New England for free raw material, which seems to mean free trade for the great industries of agriculture and the West and protection for New En gland manufacturers, but the danger of this cannot coerce them to consent to a reduction of the rates of duties on second class and carpet wools as fixed in the Senate bill at the last session." NECESSARY PROTECTION. Evidence Offered Concerning the Shooting; Down of Judge Terry. San Fbancisco, September 4. In the hearing of Deputy Sheriff Nagle to-day M. M. Estee-stated he had known Judge Terry for over 30 years and that the fact that he carried a weapon was known to all his ac quaintances. P. D. Wigginton testified he visited Judge Terry in jail and Terry1 aid he would kill Judge Sawyer if it.beckne necessary. A letter from Attorney General Miller to Marshal Franks, directing the latter to pro vide proper protection for Justice Field and Jndge Sawyer was also submitted in evi dence. Marshal Franks testified that, upon the arrival of Justice Field in San Fran cisco Jane 17 last he appointed David Na gle and two other Deputy marshals to pro tect Field from assault. - --.- pii PITTSBURG, -THURSDAY MTODEK INCLUDED. Further Startling DeYelbpmenls 'in the Hamilton Case TO TKOVIDE THAT THE CHILD Should Be Willed Everything', and Then Set Eld of Hamilton. T- THE TRIAL WILL , BE- BENSATI0N AL. Joshua Mann and Mrs. Swlnton Arraigned sua Tien Eemanded Until Friday. Farther developments in the remarkable conspiracy against Robert Bay Hamilton were made in New York yesterday. In spector Byrnes has found that part of the scheme was to have Hamilton will the child everything and. then to' murder him. Mrs. Hamilton also tried, but failed, to have Joshua Mann placed in an insane asylum. SPECIAL TELXOBAM TO Tpi DISPATCII.l New York, September 4. Develop ments in the case of Bobert Bay Hamilton and the -gang of conspirators who preyed upon him by means of a $10 baby, which they alleged was his, were meager to-day; but such as they were they ended to show that the full depthjf villainy involved in the plot was even beyond that indicated by the story given out by Inspector Byrnes on Tuesday night. It is now probable, to say the least, that the plot was directed not only against Mr. -Hamilton's happiness, but against his life as well, and that the ulti mate object of the harpies was to induce him to make a will in favor of the child, and then to get rid oi him. Assistant Dis trict Attorney Jerome said this afternoon, after the hearing in the case of Joshua Mann and Mrs. Swinton had .been adjourned until Friday: "If those people had been let alone they would have made Hamilton make will to suit them and then have killed him." Inspector Byrnes and Mr. Clarke, coun sel for Mr. Hamilton, refused to talk of this aspect of the case, farther than to say that it would be a difficult thing to prove snch a fact in connection with the case unless it should turn out that Mr. Hamilton had really been induced by the gang tomake a will. It was intimated that this was not the case. TRIED TO CONFINE JOSHUA. Another thing that came out to-day was that Eva Parsons, Brill, Steel, Mann, or whatever else her real name was.endeavored, when she was about to marry Hamilton, to get rid of Josh by having him put in an in sane asylum. The eminent specialist whom she employed to examine Josh and report him insane, refused, however, to find any thing wrong about the fellow's brains, and this little plot within a plot fell through. Mr. Hamilton said to-day that when the time came he would go upon the stand and testify under oath as to the facts of his con nection with the woman and her gang. Until then he believed the best policy was for him to say nothing more than was abso lutely necessary. He may yet change his mind, however, and make a public state ment before the trial of the conspirators, but it is not probable. The Hamilton jewels and plate are safe. Inspector Byrnes said to-day that the woman had not had time, before her too-ready knife, npned open her plot, to secure and make" -away with the -gems and silverware lor whiensnenaa rissea so mucn. oeweiry worth 52,000 was said to have been lost at the time tbat Mrs. Hamilton was arrested jn Atlantic 'City, but this.it is supposed, was some that had been given to her by Hamilton, and not a part of the family jewels. FONDNESS FOB JEWELBY. She bought a ruby and diamond bracelet for S250 out of the $500 that. Hamilton gave her to shop with when she made her last visit to this city just before the affair in Atlantic City. Whether because he wished more time in which to work up the feature of the case which involved the possibility of a conspir acy to murder, or because th ere were still some chinks to fill up in the main story, Inspector Byrnes was not ready to-day to present in court his case against Josh and his reputed mother. The pair were brought down from police headquarter", however, and ar raigned before Justice Hogan, and a crowd of reporters in the private hearing room of the Tombs. It was the first time Josh and the woman have been on view in any public way since they achieved fame, and there was much curiosity to see them, which was gratified as little as possi ble by the detectives having them in charge. Immediately upon their arrival at the Tombs they were hustled into the Justice's private room and kept there until ready to be arraigned. THE PBISONEBS ABBAIGNEtt. When the prisoners were before the bar Lawyer Jerome stepped forward and said: "Your Honor, I have to ask that this case .be adjourned till Friday. It seems that there is important evidence that we should have and tbat Inspector Byrnes will have by that time. I therefore ask the Court that the prisoners be remanded in care of inspector isyrnes until mat time, mat mis evidence may be produced." "Madam, have you anything to say as to this?" asked Justice Hogan, addressing Mrs. Swinton. "No sir," she replied, so feebly that she could scarcely be heard. "Have you anything to sayt" asked the Justice turning to Mann. "Nothing further to say," murmured Josh, in the depths of bis mustache. Mrs. Swinton nudged him and whispered: "Except that you are innocent." "Except that X am innocent," he murmured duti fully, and Mrs. Swinton wagged her head and said, "Yes." "Well," said Justice Hogan, "on Friday you will be brought here again and you may be represented by counsel if you want one. If yon have any witnesses you want here tell the officers and they will send for them. You must 'have them here at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon." THE BAM. IDENTIFIED. The midwife Taken to Noll Cottage Mrs. Hamilton's Excitement. rSFECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISIUTCn.l Atlantic City, N. J., September 4. Two New York detectives visited the Noll cottage to-day, accompanied by the German midwife who attended the alleged Mrs. Hamilton during the alleged confinement. They interrogated the wounded 'nurse at length as to her knowledge of Baby Beatrice's parentage. The German midwife identified the baby as the foundling which Hamilton was led to belieye was his own. The detectives also visited ' Mays Landing, accompanied by the midwife. Counsellor Perry called on Eva this morn ing, and told her of the arrest of Mrs. Swinton' and Joshua Mann and told of Hamilton's renunciation of her. The worn and haggard woman staggeted back with her hand clasped to her forehead. "What," she gasped, "does Bay mean to desert me? Oh, he won't do it; he won't leave me in this lonely place. I'll die if he doesn't come to me soon. Wriie; telegraph to Bay;" and before she. finished the fervent sentence she sank on' her couch in. a parox ysm of grief. -' - r- -'-mm. SEPTEMBER 5, 1889: A GRATE DILEMMA, Offlcera of (he United StatesFuneral Direct Ins; Company In Trouble Civil and Crim inal Suit Brought Against Them. A Disgusted President. ISFECIAZ. TELEQOAM TO TUX TJISrATCH.l Philadelphia September 4., Affida vits vere to-day prepared by Lawyer John W. Wartman, of Camden, which are in tended to put some of the most prominent organizers and officers of the United States Funeral Directing Company behind the bars. The affidavits are sworn to by Henry I. Budd, Jr., one of the directors, and the man who bought the Pittsburg agency, Thomas G. Heston, the Camden contractor and builder, and Henry F. Quint, superintendent of the company's factories. The affidavits allege all manner .of crookedness against certain officials, being especially strong upon the point of obtain ing money and geods. upon false pretenses. It is said ' that capiases were issued for the arrest .of Alfred L. Black, Jr., former President of the com pany, and William Bouldiu, "manager for the sale of territory." It wasn't denied, by Mr. Wartman or any of the gentlemen who are sifting the company's transactions to the bottom that such action had been taken, but they said that for good and sufficient rea sons the apprehension of the parties wouldn't take place during the day. One of the reasons assigned for the delay in the serving of the writs of arrest was the arrival upon the scene of a fresh victim, who, it is claimed, has a strong criminal case against President Black. This gentle man is Buesell Williams, ot Meriden, Conn., manufacturer of casket hardware, and various funeral paraphernelia. Mr. Wil liams waspreparing his legal statement iu lawyer Wartman's office to-day. J. W. Southmayd, of Brooklyn, the President of the concern, elected to tbat office a week or so ago in order to keep him quiet, has been in the city for several, days, hoping that something could be done where by he might recover at least s. portion of the large amount for which he was bled. He went home yesterday, having abandoned the company and all his ideas of securing him self. The meeting of the directors of the com pany announced, to take place yesterday, was not held. NEW T0RK APPOINTMENTS. A Special Cabinet. Meeting to be Held Sat urday to Consider Them. ISriCIAL TZLEGBAH TO THE DISPATCH.! Washington, September 4. It was an nounced to-day, with apparent" authority, that the questions whether the appoint ments of Naval Officer and Surveyor for the port of New York' shall be made this season or not, and whether they shall be made together, if they are made, will be decided at the Cabinet meeting on Friday. There will be solace, too, for Theo dore B. Willis, of Brooklyn, and George W. Lyon, of New York City, whose com missions as Naval Officer and Surveyor have been locked in the President's safe for a month, both signed with the names of the Executive and the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, that Secretary Tracy, Secretary Windo'ra and Assistant Batcheller, to say nothing of Vice President Morton, who has done' as much for the Republican applicants as all the mails and telegraph wires from "Rhinebeck to Washington and peer Park will permit, are in favor of a ohange. Mr. Harrison has been much embarrassed to know what to do. Finally he is obliged ,to give it up. Against the pressure of these, and other Bepublicans quite as influ ential, has been a Mugwump' pressure in behalf of Naval "Officer' Burt and' Sur veyor Beattie, which has been unaccount able. It has represented thousands of dol lars subscribed far theBepublican campaign funds, and the opinion of the Mugwump pa pers. The President has not been able to resist these importunities. Theodore Boosevelt is known to be one of the leaders most interested in the retention of Burt and Beattie. He has seen' the President and written letters to him. But this is the only name among the backers of the present incumbents which can be learned. The President is further influenced against a change by the fact that Mr. Burt himself begs to stay in till he can execute some re forms in the service, and can complete an elaborate report, which he is preparing, to set forth the benefits resulting from his ad ministration. GERMAN CATHOLIC IDEAS. A Number of Resolutions -Adopted by the Cleveland Convention. Cleveland, September 4. The German Boman Catholic Central Association of America, finished its business to-day. A resolution was adopted, advising the estab lishment of labor bureaus iu all the largo cities to assist worthy Catholics to get em ployment. The delegates adopted unani mously a resolution declaring that a man can be both a Catholic and a loyal citizen. It was called out by newspaper's criticism of Catholics. A few days ago the delegates sent 5200 to the Pope by cable and they were rewarded yesterday by receiying in return a, tele graphic benediction. They acknowledged the compliment by giving three cheers for the Pope. Twenty-two new societies were admitted to membership. TRIED IT THREE WATS. Maddened by Reverses, a ftlnn Uses Razor, Poison and Pistol. Seville, Fla., September-4. William Kemble Lente, a prominent railroad and real estate man, committed suicide here to day. He first slashed his forearm with a razor, then took a large dose of morphine, and ended by discharging a bullet into his brain. Lente was 30 years old and the son of the late Dr. Frederick D. Lente, of New York, from whom he had inherited a princely fortune. It is said that nearly all of his inheri tance has been either lost or tied up in such a manner that it was unremunerative, and that a fear that he had involved others in his reverses drove him to desperation and suicide. JUMPED INTO A WELL. An Accomplished Young Lady Adopts a Strange Method of Salctde. Evansville, Ind., September 4. Louisa Graff, a handsome and accomplished young lady, the 16-year-old daughter of Peter Graff, a prosperous farmer three miles from this city, committed Buicide some time Monday night by jumping into an old abandoned well on the faru. She was missed when the family arose this morning, and as she had of late been melancholy, and threatened suicide, a search was instituted and her body fonnd. TIPH0ID FEVER AMONG HOGS. A Strange Disease That Causes the Animals to Starve to Death. Marshall, III., September 4. A strange and fatal disease among hogs pre vails in the central part of the county, and is carrying off large numbers. The symptoms resemblethoseof typhoid fever in the human race, and the animals sometimes linger for many days, finally perishing of starvation, as much ' as anything else, for they frill eat nothing. No.remedy can be found to act on the plague, and farmers are in despair. ?-V H 1 ALL THIffi ONE WJI. The Eeason No Jury Caa, be Mil the Croniiv Case is That All , - BELIEYE THE'MEU AEE'-GUiLTL This Feature is a Paralyzing 0n far tfee Unhappy Prisoaers. v NO PROGRESS MADE IN THE SELECTION The Attorneys fir the Defease' Draw Fnta the lre:cf the Ctart. Another day's straggle hat ended, and the Cronin jury is as far in the future as ever. Practically all of the talesmen have formed an opinion as to the prisoners' guilt, and are therefore' ineligible. The prospects for. se curing 12 men are very gloomy; tSPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCHi! Chicago, September 4. When.the court met this morning in the Cronin ease there were four men in the' jrfry box. They were Freeman Grass, T." P. Kellogg, B. J. Van cott and William P. Turner. The first thing the State did was to use its fourth peremptory challenge 4n getting rid of Kellogg. The lawyers for the. State used up two more peremptory challenges before they, got a man to take Kellogg's place. The new jurors were Charles Hershman, an Englewood school teacher, and Charles A. Baker, an Oak Park grocer. Then Mr. Longenecker turned over to the, defense the suburban quartet Grass had now been passed by both sides. It did not take the fiery-headed Foster long to. upset the sepulcher-raaking Turner. The jury man had passed the ordeal with flying colors until he was closely questioned as to his membership in secret societies, THE SEASON WHS". Then he had to admit that he belonged to the American League,. an organization an tagonistic to the Boman Catholio chnrch. He was quickly dropped for cause. Baker- and Hershman were peremptorily chal lenged. The rapid slaughter of the State's jurors left Grass the only survivor. It is probable that he, too, will be peremptorily callenged by the defense before the end of the week. x . It took Attorney Foster four hours to fill the gaps made by his onslaught on Turner, Hershman and Baker. . The suburban ve nire against which Mr. Forrest had directed all his sarcasm for the past two days, was exhausted at 3:15 p. ii. Then the seats were filled up with the talesmen of the third venire. Mr. Forrest could find no fault with these jurors. They were the kind of men he has been recommending for jurors; AJT EXCEPTIONAL BODY. Tbey were all business men or heavy manufacturers. Borne oi them are immensely rich. It' was probably the finest-looking body of talesmen that ever tramped into the dingy court room. On Monday Mr. Forrest declared that if 60 business men of independent means and of American parent age were summoned it would not take the defense a halt day to pick 12 men. But it looks as though there are not 12 American business men of independent means in Chicago who have .not already formed an opinion as to the guilt of the prisoners. One by one these men were dropped for cause nntil the venue was nearly exhausted. Only two men of the 16 examined were held for the night, and they are almost certain to be- dropped to-morrow. During the examination of these men Mr. Forrestsat next to the prisoners,enjoying the rapid dismissals for cause. The de--fendants, however, were more gloomy than at any time since the trial began. Big Dan Cougblin's face was almost fhastly as juror after- juror declared their elief that the prisoners were guilty. It gave the detective his first substantial proof of the terrible prejudice existing in the citv against him and his colleagues. O'Snill van was also visibly affected. A STBTNGENT EULE. Mr.. Foster was very quick to seize upon a point that might operate in the dis qualification of the juror. He was materially assisted in his work of decapitation by a ruling by Judge McConnell early in the day to the effect that a juror who had expressed an opinion as to the guilt or innocence oi the prisoners, was not competent to serve in the case. Nearly all the business men had expressed this opinion. Jndge McConnell was soon aroused by the rapidity with which Mr. Foster was cutting off the heads of the substantial looking men before him, and in a voice which show his impatience, said it was the evident desire of the defense to exhaust its 100 peremptory challenge before selecting a single juror, and thus throw the responsi bility of choosing a jury upon the court and State. Mr. Forrest' was on his feet in an instant. He was greatly injured. With a long sweep of his arm and a voice keyed high with indignation, he disputed any intention on the part of his associates to prolong .the trialor to take anfvunfair advantage. The lawyer was still roaring when Judge Mc Connell brought him up with a sharp, turn. Then Mr. Forrest sat down. INCITED BI A CRANK. A Quack DoctorKesponslble for IhoThrent encd Unco War In Alabama. rSFJECIAI, TELEQBaHTO THE DISPATCII.l Birmingham, Ala., September 4. The trouble between the whites and blacks in Bibb county, which threatens to develop into a serious race war, seems to have been caused by a long-haired quack doctor call ing himself "Comanche Jim." At first he met with indifferent success, but he hit upon a scheme which made his medicine sell. "You are afraid of the white people," ho said; "afraid they will shoot you, but be afraid no longer. I havo here a medicine, the war medicine of the great chiefs and medi cine men of the Comanches, which will make your bodies bullet-proof. Take my medicine and tbe bullets from the white men's guns will fall harmless at your feet. Take tbis medicine, then arm yourselves and the great day of your freedom, from cruelty and oppression is at band. You shall no longer be hanged and shot like dogs. I will save you with my great remedy, made by the wise medicine men of the Comanches." The man succeeded in working the negroes into a perfect frenzy. Every one of them who had tbe money bought a bottle and then began to buy arms and prepare for the uprising which he promised to lead. TOOK THE PRIZES. Sevr Yorli'a National Guard Team Defeat tbe Jersey Sharpshooters. , (SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH j Sea Gibt, N. J., September 4. The inter-State rifle match between teams from the National Guard of New Jersey, New York, and Delaware, was shot here to-day upon the rifle range of Camp Green,, the New Jersey State camp ground. The New York team won the match and to-night the men took to New York the massive silver punchbowl, and the handsome gold badges. The punch bowl is of solid silver and lined with gold. It cost the State of New Jersey 9500. The three, teams contained 12 men each, ten. shots reie allowed to each man at the 200-yard target and the same number at the 600-yard target. COLLISION W BKL UMIIT Tiff Klff C Hk8iatNi ritam-i "; KrOTw "WaiTe wr ! . ttaaere EreMrt . -. "'FICIAL'rEIJMKAX SO.HH VWAMts.' ' .New YoEiEf SepiMsW4-'-?HTN ma'ay close shaves, sad i$mi iw1l tstnl knocks; in the' fog tbt a ti-r touts M eeho with the bb&W aottaAoTMlbsMtl deep-toned, whittle, tikis "rnottim. The States . Islasd . ferryfe,: field,, oaae wttUa,. tut? catting' herself in two's th riaSJprajrV the heavily .ladc. -ffeifsit' yrapelkr JiV "W. Brune, of, the cBttJea TnMwpoHatfesi.. Line. A strong ebb tide added to Hki synd of the ferryboat, wfi'iei wa ruHaliif -'.tlouslv under one bell. She 'was wiiWm less than' 60 feet of- the Brsoe wha she materialized, frOsa the TaUi,'aa4 down, on the freight boat nearly broadtWe.. She struck the propeller's ftea, whleh eejt: through her guard, just forward of thi port wheel, clear to her bull. -The' iapaet. seat thoseofthclOO passengers who. weresUad ing sprawling on the deck. Everybody, including teif aeroaalBci women, rushed forward to see what" was ttve matter. 'The Southfield .fteoaei slowly to Staten Island and landed her passengw. . She then wont to Clifton and was laid p for repairs. The' 'Brune anchored and waited nntQ .the fog cleared. She had a three-foot hole punched in her' starboard bow by a part oi. the Soathfield's. saatbed guard. ' If the Brune had not been in the way tfee Southfield wonld have drifted down on the iron, prow of a big' transatlantic cattle steamship ana been sent to" the bottom. SHE IS MES. 0LITEE, An Alleged Bister of Charity Prove to be mm Impostor. rsFzcxix, TZLxasAic to'thb DISTATCH.! 1 ett Yobk, September 4 A woman In the habit of a Sister of Charity has for sev eral years past got from well-to-do persons money and 'provisions. To. inquiries the woman said she was Sister Be atrice May, 'and that she came from St. Stephen's Guild, 9 Livingston Place.. In the city directory jn the list .of asylums and homes Miss Stephana is said to be president and Mrs. Price Fnshean secretary of the Guild, Through the charity organ ization, society which has investl-, gated Sister May, it is learned that she is an impostor, and that she sold what provisions she got, and put the money in her pocket.. She has been sued by her landlord for (1,000 arrears of rent, and dispossession proceedings have been begnn against herin the Sixth Dis trict Court The writ is returnable to-morrow before Jndge Lachman, The so-called Gnild nas occupied the" house since May, 1886, and has, a ten yean' lease. According to the officers' of the Charity Organization Society, Sister May is Mary. E,. Oliver, originally of.New Orleans, who brought suit against the late Simon Cameron, in Wash ington, In 1879,. for .breach of promise, and was proved by General Benjamin F. Butler, Senator Cameron'sconnsel,- to Jbe an adven turess. OPPOSE SUMPTUARY LAWS.. Platform of the Now York State Llqaor Dealers' Association rerEctAL teleooam to the dispatch.! Bochesteb, September 4. Tho repre sentatives of the 15,000 liquor dealers,. who are members'of the State. Wine, Liquor and Bee? Dealers' Association, held an order ly and creditable State convention hero to-day. Moreover, they indicated frankly by their speeches and reports in their convention thaf they believe they take some political power, and have confi dence that the mass of New York's popula tion do not wish for oppressive sumptuary legislation. , At the evening session the platform was read by Secretary Sidebotham. It was as follows: ' The Wine, Liquors and Beer Dealers' Associ ation of the State of New York, in convention assembled-in Rochester. September i. 1SS9. in dorses the policy of regulation, and condemns the policy of prohibition, general and local. We indorse such regulations as are not intended to accomplish prohibition in directly, bnt to eliminate as much of the evils resulting from the abuse of liquor as is possi ble to be done by law. We are opposed to that attempt to regulate, which seeks by high license to discriminate between the rich and poor or against one locality. The platform was adopted unanimously; AN ALL-NIGHT SESSION. The London Strike Committee Accept Port of tho Sew Acreement. tirr cable to the d'isfatch.1 London, September 5. Copyright. The strike committee sat nntil 1:30 Thurs day morning considering the agree ment form issued, Wednesday even ing by Lafore the wharfinger, which had the snpport of several granary keepers, wharfingers, etc. This agreement provides that contract work shall be aban doned and piece work established, that the men shall receive the gross receipts from companies direct, drawing in the meantime a minimum of 6 pence an hour and 8 pence overtime. The agreement really conceded all the de mands of the men. The Strike Committee this morning accepted tbe agreement except the clause allowing the lighter men to re turn to work immediately and submit, their grievances to arbitration. All this means that the emptv barses in the river may be filled and the full ones alongside the wharves discharged. It does not offer, as yet, any satisfactory solution of the difficulty, bnt will doubtless strengthen the strikers against the dock companies, in having so mnch more work done without the companies' interference. SOUTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATS a - s Aro Making Arrangement for the First CampalgOtin tbe State. Htjbon, S. Dak., September 4. Tbe first Democratic Convention of South Dakota met in the Grand Opera House this after noon, being called to order at 2:45 o'clock by J. F. Cappenter, Chairman oi the State Central Committee. After some little wrangling, Colonel William L. Steele, of Deadwood, was chosen temporary Chairman, and F. M. O'Brien and W. W. Goddard were made Secretaries. Committees on organization and cre dentials were appointed and the convention adjourned until 7o'clock, at which time the committee on resolutions was appointed and the convention took a recess. SUFFERING FROM STARYATI0N. Tho Illinois Miners In Need of Food, Cloth ing aad Modiclne. Chicago, BeDtember 4. An appeal to the pnblio through the press is made by Henry D. Lloyd, formerly on the editorial staff of one of the Chicago morning papers. "Mr. Lloyd has made a personal investigation on his own account of the condition of the Illinois miners. He says: There is a greater need than ever of helping the starving men, women and children of Spring Valley, in this State. Thero are thou sands of sufferers there from want of food, clothing, medicine and sympathy. Most of these, sufferers are children, and most of the children are little one's. - ", J- 1 I I I aaSBBBBBBBBsV I SKS " SBUBrTasB SIS " l"J Rim uHwhir &Mttdife mmmmmtm rr 3 r.MTTi -' -"g -Ju.clJJ .4i&ii 4'- r4 A . MUaUH HUH - rm. Alleatlea A Wamtur at Admire- tw Art Ma4r,t : JPlWswwMsVBf-. lBffV WsMsa IK, WtWaWhssI VWmB ajab - -.it nimirn. ArsrvJsrsV Msrsi Jr IVV BrtsrVtsi VvWVVa 17 alfW VsPsrBvvrBsnSFVVsV rfS"n'JsPtsr4v01ll 1 TBaMaV ARsMltsWJWM) WMt-.ta Begtartngt-lUw.par Bar-BajM. l . , Te:feaeiWwfciiy ewattaW inigbt. -B was deae qajeHy, a Jisj' . orowu peopie wen pisHH., Marvin started tbe. i&e..ad'Dv land delivered aa oratfoa rail et hiitarit' interest. The maagwg sei the htimf to grow. .' "" . The-4th oi September k part, wad Pitts burg's Exposition has net only ajtawt-lrw' its ashes, bnt has started in witfciuniois ot, life that augurs sneeess above aX preview, efforts, though it was not seen last sight at;.'' 'its best, and will not be for sosse iky Bat,,., j though the exhitlW.were ooHipwaily htrW and far between last Bight compared 'wtiu what they will be ere long, the oroard that, ' attended the opening probably eajeyei" tbe exhibition' as well as it will at ay subse quent time, as it was exhilarstiay tsTwateh--the workmen deftly putting exhiWts is shape. i ' . Bnt to go from the Main Bnildfeete, Power Hall made one feel as thesgh walk ing irr some vast wilderness, iktr contrast1 was painful, between bright lights, paint ings. flowers', music, tasteful exhibitions & highly finished goods, and a large s-paee, where only was sees here and ' there ma chinery, piled up in chaotic shape, with bnt one or two powerful engines running and a half-made-up appearance generally. Most people stopped to look at an -antiquated band fire engine, and, while some of the younger portion viewed it with a' half contemptuous expression, silver-haired hoys and girls remembered fondly the day whea the former regarded it as aa honor to ma' with the machine, and the old girl? rsaeea bered when these grJasled veterans .were ' curled-haired darlings whom it was their delight to honor. In those days THSBE -WAS NOTHING PLEBEIAN in being a fireman,-as glory and net ctsh was his reward! '. Though the lighting had net been com pleted in the art gallery, and the exhibit, did .not show at its best under the glow from arc lights, yet the gallery was more densely crowded than any other part of the building, and the remarks heard testified to the pretty general appreciation of the audience. Notwithstanding mneh had been done ia the last 24 hours preceding the opening, much remained to be done, and it is being done as rapidly as possible. Preparations -have progressed sufficiently far to demon- 4 straw nnu is 10 luuow iu ou its jeugta arrv 1 breadth. At 8 o'clock last evening Mrs. 8. S. Mar vin, wife of the President of the society, touched the lever that set the big.Beese engine in Power Hall in motion, starting the main line of shafting. The Great West ern Band struck up. and, after playing a selection, the opening exercises were begun- The opening exercises were held in the east gallery of the main hall. A majority of the Board of Directors were present ' After the overture by the orchestra, Presi dent S. S. Marvin introdnced Bev. Dr. Hol land, who made the opening address. Dr. Holland said: THE DEDICATOET ADDRESS. Fellow Citizens My mind instinctively reverts at this moment to a dark and dreary afternoon several years ago when a party of gentlemen met In the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce to discuss the project of reviving an industrial exposition In the city of Pittsburg, and to devise measures for awakening a public interest in the great undertaking. That was the day of small things, and tbe feelings of some of the little company were quite in har mony with the cheerless aspect ot tbe skies. I turn from the memory of that day of feeble beginnings to tbe scenes which greet my eyes to-night. Standing beneath the great roof of tbis magnificent temple of industry, aglow with flashing lights, its rafters and column gay with the flags oi many lands, emblematic of the world wide grasp of commerce, and ot the world wide power of this great and busy metropolis, I feel stirring within me emotions of honorable pride and satisfaction. My. pride and my satisfaction are not so mueb in tbe ma terial results of the efforts which have been nut forth, creat. even splendid, as these remits are. bat rather in the evidence, which they af ford, of the existence to so large a degree In this community of the spirit which seeks, not merely selfish aggrandizement, but the pnblio weal. This enterprise represents the goodwill and public spirit of a multitude of men. I am in formed that over 1.000 individuals bave 'eacn contributed the sum of (100 toward this under taking, while a vast sum represents the still larger individual gifts of a multitude of the living and of some of the great hearted dead. Tbe entire amount expended upon these nobis buildings, which most ever be an ornament to our city, rises already into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the end of the great task will not be achieved until the sum of half a million of dollars has been spent. WOBTHT OF PBAI3E. I congratulate you, fellow-citizens, upon the fact that, laying aside all differences of. senti ment and opinion, you have been able to unite in the prosecution of this great undertaking, and have in the spirit of a generous enthusiasm brought it thus toward a successful issue. 1 am sure also that I voice your sentiments when I express the pride and satisfatlon which wo must specially feel when we consider the manner in which the able President and directors of this association have fulfilled tho arduous duties imposed upon them. We are proud of the generalship which tbey have thus far displayed, and of the determina tion and energy with which, in spite of count ies difficulties and discouragements, tbey have gone forward. While, on their behalf, welcora- " ing you here to-night, lam sure that I am only feebly voicing your sentiments when I express, on your behalf, to the officers of this associa-". tion y inr heartfelt appreciation of their labors. Fellow Citizens The spot uDon which wa' stand is historic ground. As my mind runs hack toward tbe past I recall that tbe great man In whose honor the capital of this nation C named, then a young backwoods surveyor, recognized the fitness of this spot to be chosen as the site of a military outpost, commanding the approaches to the great valley of the Mis- -sibsippi. Itereaforce of SO men, under Capt ain Trent, was encased in cairryine; out the thought of Washington, and were .erect ing a fortification when they were sur prised by a "vastly superior force ot. Frenchmen and Indians under Captain: r Trecoenr, and compelled to withdraw, while Continued on Sixth Page.