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"vTuiUSHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, wTvA., SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 18, 1888. VOLUME XXXYI-NUMBER 313.
CALLKII A CONVENTION C
Culminates in a" Unprecedented ?
Spectacle c
Of niufusiuii and Disorder at jj
Huntington. J
Judge >am<'Uamiu "
a Hubbub.
1 WOMAN TAKES A HAND, a
a
(,l,j? Honored with an
Eb'ftorsliip. jj
rt
An Avii'inblago tlmt will go down ?'
in History,
d
>. i ..ii.iic and i'littiiiiroachable J
ill its H'nj'. J.
MHWK.Mll! STATE TICKET.
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i outity.
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muniy. ,,
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. \n i.rMitiixtiKMlUcounty. |j.
K,n: vrioCNCv liKSHUI. ~ ALFRED C'ALD Q'
HKM. ofolifixiiunty. .
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S/einl lfi*]?itch In ll" lutilllynicrr. rt!
Hi'NTiNtiTON, W. V.\., Aiiiriiiit 17.? 21
Win n the convention was opened this jj
morninj,' there was u decidedly reduced U1
Mlt?'iiilniu e, partly owing to the fuct that w
some delegates had become disgusted II
uii'l gone home, and partly because a
brisk rain kept others down town. An q
on the day I "'lore, Mi*. IJelle liver, now a
iiiarrii'il (her third experience) to an H
Kpfecopaliaii minister's son, was an ob- ^
itctoi interest t<? the crowd, and especial*
Iv to tliofw on the stage, anions whom
n'lif wit. This interest was "due to the
fart that Mrs. I Iyer was formerly Miss
Belle Boyd, I'"'
TIIK K.V.Mul.'S ICCIIKL SPY.
Sin- is now lecturing oil her war experieiire,
ami gives novelty to her exhibi- e
tion l?v wearing the hoy's clothes she did Ci
then. o\
Chairman ranlkner was very hoarse. vj
'The convention got down to husitiess at
onre. The tiist s pinker, Hon. B. F. Mar- .
tin, wlm nominated Judge Sam Woods 1U
for Supreme Judge, was interrupted early
in !ii? s|?eech hy eri?'S of "Time," and p.
"Name your man." Dx-Governor Jack- ea
son uaiiied Ukt y Johnson with a strong to
ami very complimentary speech. W. A. T,
Md'orkle, of Kanawha, nominated J. 11.
Couch. Mr. t'hidester, of Cahell, norn- .If
mated lleury ilratuum, of Weston, and tu
K. F. Kidd'seconded the nomination. In
Mr. Smith, of Tucker county, named hi
kivi'I I!. Johnson, of Mercer county. !;<
Mr. Hereford seconds I this. tail Taven- Tl
rwr. of Clarksburg, named John W. Eng- ty
lisli, of .Mason .county. Young Bolt M
Blair, < I Uitchie, a son of old Hob, just M
-I, ami verv llowery, seconded Olcey Tl
Johnson, lie was assailed with a stormy le
diorus of all sorts of interruptions, hut eli
would not l>e sawed oil*. He, like every II
former speaker but Mr. Martin, clucked
I I win*am on the disfranchisement of
chestnut. Toward the close tli
TIIK CONFUSION
prevented a single word from being
audible, and the chairman split the desk (|j
with his gavel in vain. 1). T. Farnsworth
seconded Hrannon's nomination, re
John Marcuui, of W avne, seconded Dave w
Johnston. Mr. Kwing, of Marshall,
Nrmuled Okey Johnson's. J. W. St.
Clair seconded J. W. Knglish. He op,
|v.--.| Juil^'c Johnson, but said he had no
w.?nl of disparagement against him, bus- t'h
inn >iix opiHwition on the fact tliutJJudge th
"ayiliT, otthe court, is from the Third
listrieU The vote resulted in Brannon's
election, and then tireenbrier, Webster, w,
Kanawha and others changed to him
and he was linally given almost the solid jj,
vote. Then it was made unanimous.
I'uring this vote a delegate from Pres- ra
ton asked the chairman what authority
lit- hail to cast the vote, "I authorized
myself," said he.
Tin: LIK I'ASSKD AO A IN.
Delegate?You are not a delegate. r,:
Chairman?Yes, I am a. delegate, but ,
no iKKhller; you're a delegate and a
boodler. y
IMi'iratc - You're a liar. ^
Chnirtiiati -Shut up, or I'll tell the j?
ntion you sold l'reston county to
that JNcksoucounty candidate for Audit?>r
to pay your Utard bill,
Delegate?You're a liar. ij
t'liairman to reiMirters)?lie did that
very tiling ami I eau prove it on him I w
ritflit lu-re and I will if ho don't
cheese it.
Tin* delegate cheesed it.
When tin* vote for the second judge
wascalled. The earlier counties on the G
roll to tiilmcr voted solid for Johnston ^
with a "t." Greenbrier went solid for ,
Knglish; Hampshire for Okey Johnson; ^
Jackson, for Knglish; JelTerson, 18 for ^
WihkIhami | for Pave Johnston; Kun* "
aw ha, :;i for Dave Johnston: Lewis was P,
^diil for Dave; Lincoln, ditto; I^ognn ~
al*>; Marion, 7 for Knglish, 7 for Dave j*
Johnson, 7 for Couch. Berkeley scatter- L
* 1 to the live candidates and those fol- 81
lowing scattered a* badly, checking the
Johnson enthusiasm which had been ^
vociferous. Mercer gave him 7 and
there were cheers again. Fayette was .
olid for Couch; Harrison later changed
U for David and S for Okey. Morgan ,c
was tin* next solid county", going for w
I'ayiil--Preston the same;* Wetzel 20 ^
solid for Woods; Ohio gavo Dave John- l(
ston 4:i. Woods l ami Knglish 2; then w
Webster came over to Johnston and molions
to make the nomination unani- J*
luouswvre made in all parts of the li
lions*', hut Wood dhaugeu to English 81
an<l so did Kayette and Mineral. Then ^
" iivr.il i. c. Watts led a crusade in
*vor iii Johnston, lie nnd Joe Chil5
n a?'! others ktanding on chairs, wftv* *
their hat* and yelling for Johnston.
A TOl'NO WOMAN JOINED
this demonstration, standing anions the \
insane crowd of uien and waving her
?*t in the air. The chairman broke
*w?*,icv pitchers and other bric-a-brac :
*utl Ills ravel. to RXIV nntliina nf unlit. .
wng the reporters' ears. Hut the crowd
?J I101 Frank Grilse waa
<?i aiiout twenty chairmen, standing
??n the chairs against the reporters'ta'
*" nmlly they gut on these tables
1 'I, * two stout ones down. The
**ne which followed not only beggared
r.^-npuon. but surpassed anything of
pe kind in history. Chicago, Coal
??lley and New Martinsville rolled into
J* would be to this uproar like a
"M h soueal to a Wheeling Fourth of
JQlv celebration.
rXPRBflDKXTKD M'ESB.
Alter it had gone on aouio time I
J"0*! it. and it continued after that
fwenty-eeycu tuiuutea. The chair 1
jy turns sat down exhausted and stood
ij) and hammered and yelled for order.
1he cards and poles designating the
ountics were pulled down, bandannas
trapped about them and waved in the
hairman's (ace. Colonel liol> Hlalr
aptured a number of these and piled
hem on the platform. The young
roman worked her way to the front
nd demanded recognition by the chair.
Icr hair came down, end when the
hair ignored her for a quarter of an
our she went from delegation to deleation
begging votes for English. She
as a Miss Margaret Simpson, of 1'oint
'leasant. While the Johnston men
ere going crazy and howling like bedim,
Hill St. Clair and other English
?en went about
HUSTLING KOK VOTES
' ? w.imo aiiIa thin mill uturfjxl I
ut too. He and St Clair met in the
>liio younty delegation and nearly had
light. The bonds played Dixie in
niMon. Men got the heavy nieces of
lie w recked reporters' tables and hamlered
on the floor. At length from
ure exhaustion a state of atniirs was
?stored, which would he a disgrace to
it ordinary l?ody of the kind, hut whioh
ere passed for order, mid tlieti the difirent
cliairiiieii edged their way to tlie
out and shouted their changes in the
lark's ear. When thin racket began
oluiHton had a majority, lie lost
otes to English and gained others.
Inglish also ruined largely till the eon st
narrowed down to the two. The
u.'ket Hwejled and lulled, and from 11
clock till 12 it is a weak expression to
ifer to the scone us a riot. It was
A JIOWMNO Moll,
n iusnne asylum on tho rampage,
[any Democrats frankly expressed their
isgust, while the few Republicans stood
y ami shrieked with laughter. At 12
clock, the vote as corrected, was called
ick by counties *by Secretary Horner
id the result was:' English. 345; D.
)hnston, 21X3; 0. Johnston, lij; Woods,
f. A motion was mode to take a re ?s
and a vote by rounties demanded.
. wus badlv beaten. The second ballot
suited: fcnglish, 372; I). Johnston,
4; Woods, 87; 0. Johnson, 0. Then
ic hanging began, and Knglinh got
iere in great slnipe, and the usual
tuuiimous busineSH was gone through
ith. For one Presidential Elector, W.
. Travers was nominated by acclamaI.'..
?K? Ml.a. Mr exf
icholus, named It. l\ Kidd, and John
. Pendleton named W. C. ilandlan in
strong speech. Kidd withdrew and
andlan went through with it rush,
he muml votes of thanks finished it,
id the convention adjourned.
w. 8. r.
HOW IT WAS DONE.
urtlier Kcporl of Tl?ur?tli?y*i? Seniiluo-A
Iluw Ih?K Mob.
Following is a condensation of the inresting
report liled hy the Ixtklmok.n:it
reporter Thursday night, and which
ring to the inellieient telegraph serce
at Huntington was uot sent. It
me by mail, but it is none the less
teres ting:
Upon reassembling at nearly 9 o'clock
m., nominations for Treasurer were
lied for, and Mr. Knslow, of Hunting*
n, named the present incumbent, \V.
Thompson.
.Mr. Stevens, of Calhoun, seconded it,
>hn ft. Donehoo, of 1 {uncork eouuty,
minuted L. It, Smith, of New G'um rland.
The racket of "time" and "put
in out" was again started on Mr. Donc>o.
lien Oxley, of Lincoln, seeouded
lompson's nomination, Marion rounseconded
Smith's. J. A. Kwing, of
nrslmll, liominuteu u. a. uorscy.
iI80H county seconded Dorse j and
loinpson, Mr. Hogg, who made the
tier Mpcech, being greeted with great
iccring and cries of "Hurrah {or llog?
<?ir and lia'mony!"
K.v-Senator Hereford placed the name
John M. Kowan, of Monroe, before
c convention.
.Mike Owens, Chairman of the Ohio
unty delegation, seconded Dorsey's
mination. Mr. Owens, by the way,
d the delegation proud as chairman.
Logan seconded Kowan. Oliver UorII,
of Pleasants, did likewise. Kami*
ha seconded Thompson.
Through all this the confusion grew
W0R8K AN"I> WOItSK
id finally Porter Smith got mad and
L'ored the aisles beautifully. He made
o delegates sit down and brought
out some degree of order.
The ballot reached Wayne, which
ent nineteen for Thomson, electing
m with four to spare. He got thirtyre
votes after that, Then Ohio changed
Thompson and others followed in
pid succession till the result was prae[?lly
unanimous,
MOKGAN HKNO.M INATEI).
A motion was made to suspend the
ties and nominate 11. S. Morgan for
iperintendent of Schools by acclamaon,
but objection being made, this was
ithdrawn. For this office were named
irgil A. Lewis, of .Mason, anu u.?. oiorm,Jthu
present incumbent. Logan ami
rcflton seconded Morgan. K.S.Blair,
Ritchie, asked that Col. Dan Johnson
ight speak for that county and ho was
emitted to do so, naming M. K. Duty.
. F. Martin seconded Morgan,
Mr. Morgan was nominated overhelmingly,
and finally a motion to
iUke it unanimous was adopted.
ATTOKNBY GENERAL.
For Attorney General, Mr. Withers, of
ilmer, named It. F. Kidd, of that coun',
in a very felicitous speech. Harry
ilmer, of Qreenbrjer, named William
. Thompson, of Summers, why he said
ns a Democrat of 1888 and not from
rejudices growing out of post history,
ol. Arnett, of Wheeling, nominated
ttorney General Alfred C. Caldwell,
ol. Arnett made a good speech but was
iwed oil hv cries of time and sit down.
MikeUwenSj of Wheeljng, in a modst
l?ui pleasjng speech, panned 4. \\.
ummerville, whose name was cheered.
Ir. Owens was finally interrupted by
>e usual yells, but the Chair pounded
>r order, ami Michael went on till he
nsdone.JMr. Worthington, whojwid he
ime from the "snow-clad hills of l'resm
county," the county knottn everyhere
as the banner Republican county
f West Virginia, named P. 4. Cfogaq*
lustace Gibson was loudly cheered wWn
e stepped forwtfrd, and "when tjie noise
ubsided a voice cped out "proxies'
ou t go. You was ruled out*"
TltOMES 1)11) (10.
"Who is tliat feller wonts to rule mo
ut?" saul Kustace, ami there were
houtsof MIIurrah for Gibson" all over
ho house. Gibson nominated Ool, Ho>ert
S. Blair, of Hitchio.
Raleigh county seconded William R.
'hotinmon, Mr. Manion, of Wheeling,
econued C'rogan's, and expressed the I
lope that he would be "ennouiinated."
The vote was awfully scattered among
ho six candidates. Ohio county gave
13 21-27ths for Caldwell; 11 rt-27ths for
iummcrville and 1 for Crogan, hut later
Marion changed from Crogan to Caldwell.
The totals were not announced
ill Wetxel and Tyler wont to Summer,'ille;
Tucker, Wayne and Logan to
riiomnsonj Mason to Kidd: Greenbrier
wliditlt'd on Thompson. My this time
jverybuuy was pn his feet and the
rowd was so dcnsely{packcd;in the aisles
that many people were standiug on
ather pcoole s feet also. Ohio county
announced that she would change her
votes from Caldwell to Thompson, hut
this raised a big proteet and they gpt
into a scramble. There were cries all
once of "Summerville," "Kidd," a
"Thompson" and a dozen other de
gates tried to change at one time.
Crogan was withdrawn and Presto
went to Thompson and Sommervil
There were several changes to Caldwi*
though he had virtually surrendered ai
tried to throw his strength to Thorn
son rather than to Sommerville. Tl
confusion and racket at this time outd
the racket of a rolling mill and it ke
tip from 10:30 till after 11 o'clock. .
times the chair gave up and refused
entertain any proposition or hear ai
change, and those desiring to cban,
clambered over seats, delegates and a
and falling ovor ujion the press tabl
yelled the change into the secretarj
ears. Then they could only be hea
once or twice.
I A result was linally announced as fc
lows: Caldwell, 01; Crogan, 12;Blai
32; Thompson, 197; Kidd, 183; Sommc
vllle, 183. ^
ucurgo c,. rriuu iwuiw mu nu?u<>
nominate a new man but "the war th
for a space did fail now
TERKIllLY T1IUXDERINO
swelled the galo" and there were t
sorts of cries and Interruptions. A fa
degree of order being restored, M
Price named Wilbur Dyer, of Grant.
After another big racket a second bi
lot was ordered, but after each couui
was called there was cheering and cri
for the different candidates, making tl
vote a slow and difficult matter. C
this ballot Ohio's thirty-two returned I
Caldwell and he got a larger vote tin
before. It stood pretty even. Caldwe
129; Kidd, 165; Sommerville, 101; Dye
110; Thompson, 134. While the resu
was being stated Eustace Gibson loudl
protested against something, but tl
chair
ItEFUHKI) TO HEAR HIM.
After the announcement a motio
was made to adjourn, but voted dowi
At 11:45 p. m. a third ballot was o
dered. Tlio confusion wan still grei
and the votes were shouted from count
to county by relays, as. it were?the di
ferent delegations repeating up the vol
from those behind. Kanawha's votewi
disputed and a poll demanded. Whil
this ballot was going on somebod
started the cry, What's . the nmtti
with Caldwell? He's all right," an
how they did work it.
The score: Kidd, 201; Thompson, Cm
Caldwell, 134; Dyer, 110; Soiuine
ville, 17tf.
When this was given out confijsio
Worse confounded broke out. Anotlx
motion to adjourn was made and agai
rejected by n loud minority largely <
outsiders.
Mr. Thompson was withdrawn. 11
owes his defeat to Eustace Gibson, wh
hustled about urging against him tin
his father and brother are postuinstci
aud he well lixed. After this ball*
the chair got mad and said if the diso
der continued he would resort to tli
one parliamentary means he knew <
remedying the matter?that was to n?
journ the convention ami leave thechaii
A fourth ballot was begun withot
much improvement in the order. Cah
well's supporters had taken advantage <
the interim and got in some tellin
work. Changes in his favor were aj
parent as the roll call went on.
Dyer's name was withdrawn after tli
ballot was taken and Mr. Owens the
withdrew Mr. Sommerville in favor *
Caldwell. This tenewed the confusio
as lmd as ever and changes to t'aldwe
and Kidd were tired in in volleys, CaU
well having the lead, and when Ohi
gave him her 40 solid there was wild ei
thusiasm. It did not take much of th
work to settle it. and after the most e:
citing contest, General Caldwell, wh
had liimself given up the light, wi
nominated by acclamation.
Tlio Dvlccuturt Home.
The Wheeling delegate* to the Dem<
em tic SUite racket at Huntington g(
home shortly after 1 o'clock this inori
ing on a special traiu over the Ohio Hi v<
road. The Parkersburg and other deli
gates came home on the same trail:
Good time was made, tlio train leavin
Huntington at 2:45 p. m., stopping i
Ravens wood for supper, and again u
Parkersburg, besides having to giv
regular trains the track at times. Tit
passengers were loud in praise of tli
luuiuiiu uuiujNin v a umuiiKuiuuia uu
enterprise.
The Coniiniltrn Organize*.
The new Democratic .State Kxecntiv
Committee yesterday elected T. S. Kile
Chairman, B. U. Oxley Secretary anil V
N. Chancellor Treasurer. J. IN', Cqiqdc
was chosen to fill the vacancy on tl
National Committee. The comniittt
will meet here again August 2l>.
HE WILLTRAVEL QflKTM.
(1?h. llnrrUuii'N I'roiioniMl Trip?Anotln
lSi<>i;rit|ilil<-iil Work.
Indianapolis, August 17.?The tin
(or General Harrison's departure on li
recuperating trip has not been detc
mined, but when the arrangements a
completed no information regardii
them will he given to the public, as it
the General's desire to seek rest in a
solute privacy, avoiding the attraotic
of crowds in "making his departure aj:
along the line of travel. After all, hov
ever, lie will go to Middle Bass Islanwhich,
on account of its isolated situ
tion, will afford more seclusion tin
any of the other resorts he has thougl
of visiting.
Charles T. Johnson, editor of tl
Cincinnati Vollublatt, was among tl
visitors received to-day. lie is about I
nrennre n German bioirranhv of Gener
Harrison, with the ItenerAl's consen
Special attention will be given in tl
work to the General's relations to ji
movements of legislation affecting tl
interests of the working classes.
MICK 311'ST (10.
He Doom Not St|U Mr. C}ov?li?inl-Ci?iriw
un?l IIIbkI')* *!' Tnkf) Cliftrgi! of tin- Cm
puled*
New York, August 17.?The talk i
political circles here to-<lay was of a vei
sensational nature.
President Cleveland is taking a hat
in the campaign in au unexpecU
manner.
It is said that he has notified Brie
Chairman of the Democratic Nation
Committee, that he must withdraw, b
cause he has not succeeded in that ottic
It is probable, according to the report
that the committee will be reorganize
immediately.
Cleveland wants Senator Gorman,
Maryland, to take B rice's place at
pusli things, with Eugene ljiggisn
chief clerk.
The Republicans are rejoicing, at
declare the defeat of Cleveland certai
Chairman Brice is said to have injun
his party by much talk and little wor
SwetlUh Atuerlrana.
Chicago. August 17.?The Swedii
American Naturalization Club, whii
has been busily engaged this year i
during Danish. Swedish and Norwegi:
residents to become^ citizens of t
united butts, lias so lar swans into 11
over 1,000, and in the course of the ne
few months expects tp bring in mai
more.
Ten Prisoner* Kifupp.
Quincy, III., August 17.?Ten prise
ere escaped from the Marion county j
at Palmyra, Mo., Isst evening, amo
them Joseph Olahn, the murderer
Judge Hunault.
f3 THE ENCAMPMEMT OYER
And the Sons of Veterans From
a!i Other States Leaving,
i)>
id DELIGHTED WITH THE VISIT
pt
^ To Wheeling?(jctiornl Abbott Holy
elected Commnniler-in-Chier of
the Cniteil States?A Ilrilliant
L.y Pftnule?LndleK* Aid.
''h <
I [WTOIIHIHil'Jl
Yesterday when the day dawned it i
was ruining steadily nnd continued to j
n rain the greater part of the day. It was ,
u. a Had disappointment to tlio hoys, who j
r- had arranged ior a grand parade and
it trip to Wheeling Park, whero a concert
y l?y tlie Opera House hand nnd a ban- '
,01 quet was to have constituted the prois
gramme. In consequence uf the rain
lc the Park trip and banquet were aban
dotted, hut Into in the afternoon the pa,1
radu took place. An account of it will
be found below.
'; The. Wheeling Light (iuarda yesterday
r" morning received the Wellsburg Light
,, Guards, the .Steubenvilie and Wellsburg
r anujis of Sons of Veterans, Carnegie
u Camp, of Pittsburgh, and escorted them
A to the quarters provided fur them. The
Iuirade was set for 1 o'clock, but the rain
sept pouring down, and it was abano
doned until :?::?0 o'clock ui the afterit
noon. The city was pretty well tilled
with strangers, and the continued rain
't not only disappointed them but the
r- soldiers * themselves were anxious to
o march.
j[ SRSSION* OF TUB C0MMANDBRV-IK-CII1KK.
r- For the first time since the opening
session of the National meeting of
j. the C'ommandery-in-Chief of the Sons
jf of Veterans, nearly all the dclegates
were; present yesterday morning,
i,. The election of ollicers brought them together.
The campaigu had been the
.. most excitinir in the history of the order.
u and the "hustlers" of the three candi- |
jf dates had seen to it that their full
u strength was present. It was generally
II understood that unless General Abbott
[. received a majority on the lirst ballot he
lo would be beaten, as the Held was
). against him, The close vote by which
he was elected, having but a majority of
c. one, evidenced how near the truth was
o this prediction.
IS The session began at ten o'clock in the
morning, and after reading the minutes.
General Abbott declared the election ot
officers to be the tirst business in order,
i- and called fur nominations (or Cornit
mauder-in-Chief,
l- Judge Hatch, of New York, placed
>r Gen. behind J. Webb,(of Kansas, in nomi
iiiation in a most eloquent though brief
i. address. Col. Speaker, of Kansas, secg
onded the nomination. Col. Bowen, of
it Iowa, added the voice of that State to
it the call of Gen. Webb. Col. Herod, of
0 Kansas, said his State division called f< r
ie the elevation oi Gen. Webb to the cornic
niand of-the order in the United States.
1 Col. Bundy, of Ohio, said "not that
he loved Gen. Webb less, but he loved
Gen. Henry I'razee more, ami he nam...i
n?. I,.. I.
er-in-Chief of the Sous of Veterans, who t
was the choice of the united Ohio dele- t
gation. Col. Johnson, of Ohio, seconded *
, the call for Frazce. There was great <
, cheering an each name was brought be- <
fore the assembly. I
Col. Maecabe, of Massachusetts, ami |
fur all New Englaud, named as his 1
choice for Couimnndcr-in-Uhief Qen.
pr Geo. B. Abbott, the present faithful and <
efficient occupant 01 that position, lie ?
paid a high tribute to Cicn. Abbott's ex- 1
. ecutive ability. CoUAvediek, of Ken,a
lucky. the youngest yet the proudest ,
r- .State in the order, seconded the nominee
ation of Gen. Abbott. T. II. B. Staggers, '
of West Virginia, joined the voice of his 1
. State to that of the others in the choice j
18 of Gen. Abbott, and Gen. Hall, of .Mich- ,
b- igan, of Gen. Abbott's stair, was proud i
in to add Michigan's voice to those who ,
id called for Gen. Abbott. j
V- All of the nominating and seconding |
il, Addresses were interesting and fraternal, i
a- Xo unkind words were spoken, and |
in high praise was awarded by cacti parlit
tisan to the claims of his opponent,*, each
speaker being greeted by ept|ii^i- |
if astic cheers.
ie Messrs. Hinckley, of .MaHaaehusetts; i
to Kevins, of Ohio, and Herod, of Kansas, ,
al were appointed tellers, ami the ballot- j
it. ittg was proceeded with, the tirst ballot 1
ie resulting: Abbott, 42; Webb, .'13; Fra>11
zee, Hi. Before the ballot was announced', ]
ie however, it was claimed that a discrep* {
ancy existed between the number wliu ]
voted and the ballots ca$t, their being i
SI votes i\nd only fit VQtera. So another j
ballot was ordered. ,
" Abbott, 41; Webb. 28; Frazee, 12.
"" Before this result could be ofllcially
declared, Generals Webb and Frazee |
n withdrew their names, and the election |
rv of General Abbott was made unanimous, i
on the motion of one aud the eloquent
j second of the other.
The election then proceeded, with the
following result:
Lieuteuent Gencral?E. II. Milham,
e of St. l'aul, Minn. 1
ai Major General?John Hinckley, of
Boston, Mass.
('.miicil-in.riiii'f?(*. Rrilinnril Smith i
Jt of Connecticut; W. K. Bandy, of Cincin- <
?,l nati, 0.; Ku<loli>h I/H-'beiiBtein, of St. :
Joseph, Mo.; 0. li. Cooke, of Arlington, <
of Dakota.
X,1 For the location of the next session of
lH the Cotnmandery-in-Cfaief, St. Joseph,
Mo.; Boston, Mass.,and Paterson, N. J.
ji\ We proposed. The first ballot resulted
n. in no choice, hut on the jjecond ballot
L?(l Patereon won the honor, ami the next
k session will be held there.
RESOLUTIONS.
The following is the official report of
5,1 the committee on resolutions, part of
ch which was published yesterday:
n. To (he ojjurr* ami Member* oj the Seventh .Innuai
Encampment S. I*., t'. S. A.;
ut Whereas, Many of the brave men
who offered their lives in defense of the
Union and for the preservation of the
_ stars and stri|>e8, are now languishing in
alms-houses, sick, helpless, enfeebled
and unable to support life l?y their own
exertions, we therefore declare that we
in- believe it to be the duty of every Nation
m to care for its defenders, and that the
Congress of the United States should
nfj take prompt action to provide to these
[Continued on Fourth Page.]
LET IT COME.
A Kcport Hint lllttln* mid Cnrlltle nr? to
CroM Hwortln.
Sptctal Dispatch to the InttUlornccr.
Wamiiinoton, August 17.?A decided p
sensation was created today among
Congressional departmental politicians
by a report that the Democratic National
Committee is arranging the preliuiina- N
ries for a joint debate of the tariff issue
between Mr. Blaine and Speaker Car- Tl
lisle. Democratic sentiment here, as far
as it has developed, is against the proposed
challenge, as ndbody pretends for
a moment that Mr. Carlisle can co]>e
with the man from Maine. On the other
handjltepublicans are delighted and hope
? . ... of
a uiacussion may be brougnt about.
Chairman Brice'a i)ro|K)Bition as the Hl
spokesman of Mr. Watterson, calla for a Ht"
joint debate in twelve cities, six to be
named by each advocate. It ia feared
by such prudent and able politicians
ua .Senator Gorman, Governor Joseph
lirowu and Governor Norria, that Editor ^3
Watte raon's precocious aggressiveness pai
threatens the party with more trouble. cni
It waa found necessary to auupreaa him
at St. 1/juis, and now tliat he has broken *
out afresh, similar suppressive measures '
are talked of. A.
The l'r?**Uleut Slum* Mnrcy.
Sjxcial Dispatch to the InteMueucer. an'
Washington, 1). C., Augnat 17.?The *8*
President to-day took action on the cases JjjJ
of Naval Cadet Bernard II. Camden and jJt.j
eight others convicted of prize lighting W<
and hazing and sentenced for dismissal wt'
by court martial. The President leaned we
to mercy and decided to give the boys nu<
unother ehauce. He directed their con- Y'J
lineinent on the prison ship "Lantee" j'uJ
thirty days, and deprived them of one- "al
lialf their annual leave. Wl'
atn
A UKAND OVATION* wc.
I'? (iuuernl llurrlNiiu l?y Tlirc? State*?A \vb
AIuj;iilUr?iit Speech. Jill
Indiana 1'ot.ta, August 17?Delega- the
liona from three States, Ohio, Indiana ' J51
iud Illiuois, aggregating between 0,000 t|J((
Hid 10.0(H) people, paid tlieir respects to iak
lie Republican Presidential nominee to- ^
lay. lu point of iiumliere, it was Gen.
Harrison's biggest reception day, but ajju
he parade and street demonstration froi
ivere not so impressive or well eon- c*it?
lucted as ou several other days. Wai
The Ohio visitors were distinguish- car
ible from all others by their green buck- 8trt
ye burrs, worn as badges, while the I
adies of the delegation wore boquets her
A three burrs. All the delegations car- j,ut
ried banners with campaign mottoes aec
ind devices. It was half-past o o'clock amj
when the last delegation reached Uni- yea
/ersity i'ark, and the crowd of 10,000 ,u0
teople stood densely packed about the J
ijieaker's stand. " .,t.r
After listening to several addresses, nil
jeneral Harrison responded as follows: |isj<
My friends?The magnitude of this 8Wt
gathering I fear quite outreaclies the i,ur
opacity of my voice. It is so great and pen
to cordial; it has been accompanied wh<
with so many kind expressions, that mv 8er
icart is deeply touched, too deeply to sn||
>ermit of extended or connected speech, twe
[ return most cordialiy the greetings of ijfe
,hese friends from Ohio, Indiana aud 11- the
inois. [Cheers.] tjm
1 have seen the men of these States 1
,t...wl t.. I
[ have also seen theui charge toother the
n buttle and die together lor the ting wit
hey loved. [Great upplause.] cro
Again, you evidence bv your coming t.j ,
hat these great States nave in peace tiot
:oinmon interests and conunon sympa- (jr0
hies. The Republican party has always T
jeen hospitable to the truth'. [Applause thU
lud laughter.] froi
it has never shunned debate. It has 0f
joidly and in the courage of the princi- nan
iles it has advocated |ji>v
OPKNKI) THE LISTS 8US
ind challenged all corners. It has never |JI'^
bund it necessary or consistent with its wjUJ
jreat principles to suppress free dis- Mr.
mission upon any new question. There beii
s not a Republican community where
my man may not advocate without feat
lis political beliefs. [Cries of "That's so.'[ 1
There is not a Republican voting pre- C'oi
:inet where any man, whatever may tiot
lave been his relation to the tlag during |in^
he war, may not freely exercise his right mj?
,o vote. [Cheers.] There is not one
lUeh precinc't where the right of a C'onederate'soldier,
freely to cast the ballot To :
>f his choice, would not be defended by
lift t'ninn vi'h'rnns nf the war. fAi?* v
plauso and crica "You arc right; tfiat's . t
:rue.M] Icr?
Qur party is tolerant of political differ- Coi
;nces, It has always yielded to theirs thif
ill that it demanded for itself. It has 0ft
jeon intolerant of hut one thing, ,j.
DISLOYALTY TO T1IE KLAO
ind to tho Union oi States. (Great ap* . ,
clause.] It has had the good fortune (4l|j
:?? set in the constitution ami tho
n tho permanent laws of the easi
country many of the great principles My
from which it has contended. It has not
jnly persuaded a majority of our think- Sab
ing people, hut it has had the unusual Ha!
fortune to compel those wh opposed it % ^
lo give a belated assent to. every great Ey<
principle it has supported. a dj
And qoWi geutfeinen, I am sure you Thi
will excuse further speech. What 1 sav
hero must necessarily be very general. Kiv
it would not be in good taste for me to Jan
make too close or too |>er8onal an apnli- on
ation of Republican principles. Gal
laughter and applause and cries of jusl
"Yoivro a dandy."] cep
1 do not know what to say further. I wei
have up to thfe time greeted personally he*
all those who came. My courage is a the
little shaken as I look upon this vas mo
multitude, but for a time at least, so pas
long as I can, and to those who specially nil
;lesire it, I will give personal greetings, son
[Great applause and cheers.] tiot
For al>out two hour? General llarri- peo
son was the busiest man in Indiana, eon
L)i;t lie shook bauds with very great am
rapidity. " nn<
' phi
Tliurimui to Miikii n Speech. Cin
ColcMiius, 0., August ?William I w
Fitzgerald, John A. King, S. 1*. Cady, ?jjjj
ui(l Xboinas G. Zahn, representing the tj,e
Illinois Democratic State Committee a n
and tne look county i/emucracy, raiieq vri|
an Judge Thuriunn to invite him \o n?l- wei
dress a mass meeting at Chicago, August eaji
lb. The meeting is to be in the nature ant
[>( a barbecue and the committee states ger
that there will Ik? between 40,000 and the
r>0,000 people present. Judge Thurman qcc
accepted the invitation. rigi
r-r co i
Founded Her With a I'okrr. gill
Kalamazoo, Micii., August 17.?I<ost otll
evening James O'Brein became infusi- ,
ated at his sweetheart, Jennie Smith, roj
Erobably through jealousy. He went to tb<
er house, but did not Ijnd her there, (^e
After leaving tbo house saw her riding eiir
and immediately stopped the horse, sig
pulled her out of the buggy and, drag- shi
ging her to the house, choked, kicked, vei
ana pounded her with a poker in a terri- it
ble manner. She will probably die. do;
O'Brien is in jail. vo
ex
Inmirnnre l'onunl??lonrm. Til
Madison, Ind., August 17.-?At the J1
closing session of the National Insurance ^
Commissioners' Association several res- wli
olutions looking to the security of the sel
additional insurance legislation in the on
several States were adopted. ed
THE ILL-FATED SHIP, j
H
V
urther Details of the ^Twful t
Disaster to the Geiser. J
0
AMES OF LOST AND SAVED. J
e
10 Muiicr Co be Investigated in Co- ^
peuhnxeii ? Arrival of Captain \x
Luiiib? His Statement ?The f
b
(ireat I it inn of I tile. w
t(
New York, August 17.?Tho absence
news from tho Thingvalla caused con- 01
lerable uneasiness, but a late dispatch ui
ites she was sighted off Halifax this 1'
truing.
Hie corrected list of the lost is 105, as j,j
fen by Captain Muller, of the ill-fated ai
uuiship Geiser. The Geiser carried ca
passengers and a crew of i:J. Of the ^
wengers 14 were saved, and ol the .Ki
iw 17. This makes the lint of lost 7'.' In
isengers and 20 crew. l'*
>. K. Hansen, of Worcester, Mass.; ^
E. Johnson it Co., of St. Paul, Minn.; ;n
Mortciisen & Co., of Chicago, III., m
1 K. Weuuestroin, of Philadelphia, ,a
ntoof the line, have been notified to J}'
id on their lists of the tickets sold on
! (Jeiser. Mrs. Ida Mnngrave, with ..
r child, Ju?|, bought her tickete in .
jrcester. Fourteen and a half tickets ' ,
re sold in St. Paul, of which three
re saved. From Chicago forty-one .
1 a half tickets were shipped, of .
ich six were saved, and from Phila- J
phia one shipped and one saved. The
auee of the tickets, twenty-three,
re sold at the otlice, No.. Ki State
jft, m this citv, uf which only three
re saved. *
t was seven hours after tin- collision
en tho Wi eland hove in Peter
litis Jorgenscn, tliu second ollleerof inj
i Geiser, savs: "The only explanation ]oi
ui give is tliut it wus raining like hell. .
i? lirst ollieer was on the bridge and
third ollieer was down on tho deck '
ing soundings when the crash eaine." Sei
I i h. Li ml, the only woman among the j0
vivors of the Gciser, was rescued ' ,
ile clinging to a portion ol the wreck- j;;,
. She hus not yet fully recovered ut,
in the nervous shock caused by ex- j,n
fluent and exposale, and her mind nr,
inters at times. Her husband is a ]
[ outer living on Kast Kighty-fourth pft
jet in this city. Her health has been
tad that it was thought best to send j,j|
to her home in Sweden, and her jj,
ibaml sold most of their furniture to we
lire funds to pay the expenses of her ri,j
I her two children, a girl aged four vo|
rs. and a hoy baby aged three (j|,
iiths. Jlotli children were drowned. |^|,
lartin Wilson, of Chicago, a passcn- |v,
on the Thingvalla, savs that he was ,st.
the deck of that vessel when the col- j
ju occurred. "When the Geiser |.;||
inc partially around," he savs, "I saw H0|
deck covered with a wild mob ol n?
pie, passengc.i end crew mingled, 8t.,
i) were tearing up pieces of wood to ,j0|
re as life preservers. Many lights re- ||
Led from this. One crowd of about (;a
>nty succeeded in loosening the large tW(
raft just abaft the main mast, and (j|,
n all mounted it, probably thinking ]ta
t as the vessel went down they would
oft floating. Unfortunately the vessank
stern llrst and the raft .caught at]l
main mast and was dragged down \y
h her. Not a single person in the
wd escaped. Many othc.rs who jump- p^
overboard were drawn into the suei
of the sinking steamer and also j>(.
wiled." o,!,
here is no excitement at the oflice 111 ,|el
i city, as most of the passengers were
u the West. The apparent reluctance
Third Oflicer Peterson to state the H0,
ue oi thy ollfcer lie was about to re- o#
e when the crash came, arouses u
pieion that all was not right on the {|0
Jge at that time. There was a rumor ju
night that First Ollicer Urowu, who $Vi
i among those lost, was below when (j|,
I'eterson catue on deck, instead of tja
ng in liis proper place on the bridge. ;
lathi:. Ar
Tpon fnrtherconsideration the Danish
isul has concluded that the investiga- j,j,
1 will be held by the courts in ('open- Mi
en, and not here as at tirst deter- Pa
led. of
THE STEAMSHIP COLMSON
U? lnvt'Mllcalftl at N?*v York ?u iIim ^
Arrival ot Captain I.amli.
'kw York, August 17.?Captain Mulof
the ({fitter, went before Dnni.sh ...
? ir
ihuI Bracmc, at No. <51 Wall struct, np
i morning, ami swore to his statement ),jl
lie facts connected with the collision. ^
lie Consul states that the circum- jj
ices attending the collision will be
estigatcd here on the arrival of Caj?- wr
i Lamb, instead of at Copenhagan, as in}
principal witnesses can be more .m
ily reached in New York. Captain l0
ller states that at the time of the col- |
jn he was about 35 miles south (J (|n
le Island and about 183 miles otr (jr,
Lifax. # ha
.t 10 o'clock this morning Fundus, j>o
le & Co., agents lor the line, received Wl)
Ispatch from Captain Lamb that the K|,,
ngvalla had arrived safely at Halifax, tlu
he following graphic account was jK.
jn to-day by a young druggist named
sen Caatlnml, who was a passenger Wl
board the Thingvalla, en route to '
veston, Te\., with bis sister: "It was nc
l about daylight, and all, with the ex- ]{r
tion of myself and a few friends, nR
re asleep, when all of a sudden we
ird a scullliug of feet on deck an?l
u a crunching noise. Then fur a
tnent all was still. In a second all the
sengers were out of their berths and
rushing for the companion-way. The *
Mining ami din was deafening, par- mi
ilarly from the lowerdcek, where the an
tole with families were located. After
iciderable ditUeuky, I got on deck
I rushed to see what tlu* damage was,
I just here I wish to Btate most emiticaUy
that no whistles were blown
tlie Thingvalla In'fore the collision. ?,
ent to the front of the vessel and saw J,,,
ip of about twelve feet. ( In the left
b the plates were rolled up, and on
top of tbeni toy part of the corpse of
inn. find ^he whole stem was covered
h bluod and fragments of flesh which
re soon washed olF by the waves. The .j"
tain then ordered every one on deck,
I after an examination, the passen8
were told theft* was no danger and
y t tetanic *|uiet. The women on this
asion hehavetl splendidly. On the ,.j
lit side, the plates were broken off .
npletely, and I saw the bow of the
i? go dean into a stateroom of an ? ?
icer of the Geiser, who clfmbed up by '
j chain attached to the anchor.
'During thU time there was a terrible
n storm which was more the cause of
5 extreme darkness than any fog. The
iser began to sink gradually, and in O'
l.t or ten minutes passed down out of ha
lit. There was an effort made on our cil
p to lower the boats, but it was so fe
rv dark that we could not seo whether el
was human beings or not that were ti<
uting arouml the d)ii|>; hut a man's
ire screamed out in the midst of the w
ritemcnt that lie wan hitteu by a shark. Tl
iu screaming was something awful, w
was fully twenty minutes before tlu
utm were lowered. We all stood on
e deck looking at the people l>eitig
red, but powerless to do anything our- ct
Ives. I saw three l>oats of the Geiser, fi
e turned upside down, another smash- ir
in the stonn and the third had two N
nen who were holding up a woman b
ween tl>em, who seemed to be dea<
Several hail life preservers 011, but wei
wallowed up in the whirlpool mad
i lien the Getoer went down. Some c
hem came again to the surface and wei
ticked up. A number of us not lift* pn
erven und stood ready to cast tiiei
ut, but 1 must sav I wondered that b
aw were seen after the ship went dowr
l great number must have been drowi:
d in their berths.
"In about an hour and a half th
oats returned, and the saved wer
oisted on board by ropes and partly b;
iie aid of a rope ladder, which ha?
een lowered over the side. When the;
ere got on deck they were each mad
> sit down, and thev were given u glas
[ uranay apiece, xuey hvciucu iur im
lost part to be in good spirits. exeep
ne man, who was covered with blood
nl the doctor sent him to the hospital
he boats were sent away again, bu
icy only found a dead woman. Tin
nigrant* were well treated by the peo
e on the Thiiigvalla. The passengen
id crew then went to work to shifi
rgo from tin* stem to the stern, as wel
the chain anchors, &c., on the Thing
ilia. This had a good cllect on tin
188lingers. They got cheerful and hope
1, as all we had to fear was a storm, a*
e shattered bulkhead had been packed
ith planks ami hogsheads, and could
and but a little shock. We were makg
about two knots an hour, when at
ion we saw the Wieland. After some
Ik between the captains w e were taken
i board the Wieland, being only alwed
to take a small valise each. It ie
y lirst experience of a voyage across
e Atlantic, and I think it will last mc
ifetime."
Ihe passengers of the Thingvalla were
mistered in Castle Garden this mornij
and only await the arrival of their
u'gage. A number of the women seem
t to have recovered from the shock
t.
llli; ll.l, KATKD M'lJAULIu
t or TIiomj I.um iiltd Sincil In lliu Collision
nlSt'it.
NTuw Yohic, August 17.?The follow:
is the oilicial lint of the saved and
it of those ou board the ill fated
anier Geiser:
Ullieers saved?CapUiiri Carl Moller,
L'ond Mate Jorgensen, Third Mate
li 11 IVtersou and Dr. l'eter Pierks.
Jllirers lost?First Mato llenry Jirown,
rst Engineer Axel Fosh, .Second Eugier
Larson, Third Engineer Kngelieht,
Purser Gregersen and the stewless.
L'assengers saved?II. G. Peterson, St.
ul; John L. Hausen, Vc'r^' A in hoy,
J.; Jans Anderson, Philadelphia;
Im Larsen, Port Richmond; Hilda
id, >*ew York (her two ehildren
re lost); Paul Paulsen, Chicago: Lauc:
Ihinnerdel, Chicago; John Tenlilt,
Chicago; Christofscn Klioseui,
icago; 11. .1. Johnt-on, Chicago; John
iHjucst, Chicago; A If Anderson, Broolci;
Peter Johnson, St. Paul; A. Wilse,
Paul.
i'asseugers lost?Second cabin, Mrs.
en Sechus, J. C. Meldlmrg, I,. Nilli,
Hilda Soolberg, Captain George
limner, Bertha Ebenfeldt and h. Chiui:
stecraue. Anders Anderson. Carl
linanson,v So re n Gabrielscn, Peter
uison Mars trad, Kitie Guilliksen. C.
rson, J. E. Jehn, J. Fredrickson and
t> children, Frederick Storensen, J.
istafaon and child, J. Janson, 11.
udbig, Hilda Harjstrom, Jinn Jclidas,
iria .ToHefscn and children, Amanda
iderson, Andrew Injohrietson, wife
il child, A. J. .lanson, 0.
, Olander, Peter AIuller.ffA. J.
Lind, Ida Malmgrcn and child, K.
lerson, wife and child, XicolenaNimp,
l>ert Olsen, Ostrie Lund, Miss A. N.
terson, K is ten Levenson and ()ne Nii
Hansen, Aotia Thomson, Louisa Anrsen,
Jens Hansen, Peter Hansen,
ma Wecker and child, Caroline Chriswen
and two children, Ole Christotler1,
Elisabeth Berg and child, G.firooth,
H. Lie, Mrs. Johusen and infant,
n. James Andersen, {Andrew KodesIm,
Mrs. John J onsen and infant, Carl
nerberg and wife, J. Borckland, T. K.
?tnl?erg, Ilcrtha Keslerop and child,
iristina Kundsen and Christian Chrisnsen.
Maria Joscfsaen ami! child, Amanda
ulereon and Paul Jniierbcrg, engaged
ssages from New York; Soren Gabrieli,
from Brooklyn; A. .1. G. Lindand
u Malgram and child, from Worcester,
uss. The others are booked from St.
id, Chicago and other western offices
the line.
AN OLD FEU) KKVIVUD.
imwnl of tlm War at 15rn?li Cr?>?k?StirrlacTliiWH
Kxpucleri.
Mount Vbunon, Ky., August 17.?
ouble has broken out afresh ou Brush
cek, this county, where so much excmcnt
was caused last January when
a! I ace Lasswell shot and killed Cranio
Adams, on account of an alleged inincv
between Adams and Mrs. Lnss
11. Frank Harlan was also shot dur;
the trouble and loht a leg. Other
rties concerned in the difficulties had
leave the country.
Lost evening, between sundown and
rk, Lasswrll was returning from Brush
I'ck station on his wagon, where he
d l?een hauling bark. On reaching a
int a quarter of a mile from home he
isllred upon from the roadside. Three
ots took etreet ill the hack and one in
u breast. The wounds art* thought to
fatal. The parties who did the shooti
are unknown, but suspected. Officers
mt to the scene this morning.
The ball is again opened and tne war
ws within the next few days from
ush Creek is apt to Ik? of a startling
ture.
A DAUINtf JOBBERY,
?nionil? nn?I 81 l*er I'lnta Stolen from
n Sleeping KHinUy.
Chicago, August 17.?It has just been
ide public that one of the most daring
d successful robberies that has occur1
in this city for a number of years
is perpetrated Wednesday night at the
liuence of George W. Wiggs. Over
000 worth of diamonds, a quantity, of
ver piatennd numerous articles of fine
velrv were taken. The robbery was
refully planned and skilfully executed,
il the most zealous work on the part
the police has thus far failed to reveal
y clew to the perpetrators of the deed.
,e thieves obtained; entry through the
ir basement window, and went through
i? house in a careful and systematic
inner. They pried open every closet
d drawer and took every article of
luo that they found. Although the
ieves entered the bedrooms where
ferent meuil>ers of the family were
eping, no one was awakened and
thing known of the robbery until tin?
lowing morning. The police were at
co notified.
A Ilnllrtmd I'rcnldi'iit III.
Chicago, August 17.?A dispatch from
naha, Nebraska, says Thomas L. Kim>11,
General Manager of the Union I'ailc
railroad, has been ill for the hist
w days. Wednesday night an alarming
lange for the wow" occurred and addiinal
medical skill was called. Tho
neral surgeon* of the Burlington road
ns sent for and came on a special train,
lie patient passed a resiles night and
ns f>etter Inst evening.
Indian* Killed l?y l.iKhtnlng.
Kansas City, August 17.?Chief Mas)tt,
of the Kickapoos, his squaw am!
vs children were killed by lightning
i his cabin on the rcwrvution ueai
ctawakawas yesterday.
t DEATH I THE FLAMES.
lu
A Mother and Son Cremated in
? their Beds at Charleston.
o
!: COULD HAVE BEEN RESCUED
^ llfld their Neighbors Known They
y Were in the HumiiiK Building.
A DisnNiroiiH Fire at the
V
[. Stnto Capital.
8
? Special Dispatch to the InteUigmcer.
Charleston, W. Va., August IT.?A
store room in Wallace and Kelloy's
t hotel, in West Charleston, caught
' tire this morning at 3 o'clock. Both
J building and coutents were consumed,
r Few household effects Were saved from
I the hotel building Simon Wallace and
[ his mother, Mrs. Kachcl Wallace, were
sleeping in the rooms over the store,
i where they and Mr. Kelley and family
I made their home, perished in the flames.
The bodies were ho charred that it was
almost impossible to recognize them as
- human beings. Mr. Kelley and wife,
were absent visiting friends in Putnam
county when the lire occurred. The
, tire is believed to be of incendiary origin,
beginning near the ground in the
rear of the store. A large crowd was
out long before the building was consumed.
Had it been known tliat any
. one was inside tliev could have been
rescued with little difliculty.
It is reported that $$00 in money was
in the building, uud robbery was at the
bottom of the whole affair. The loss on
the two buildings uud contents is about
$2,000 each.
Mr. Wallace was a popular young man,
'.J\ years of age ami came from l'oca district
four years ago. There are a number
of stories afloat of a very conflicting
nature. Prosecuting Attorney BurdeM,
who is in charccof the case, will push it
to a finish. All indications point to a
terrible crime, and startling developments
are expected at an early day.
TUB OUTLOOK'IMPK0VIN0.
1C. ( . Dim & Co.'n Weekly Itmiew of
BurIdmi.
New York, August 17.?R. G. Duu &
Co.'ti Weekly Review says: The signs of the
week are nil the more favorable, and on
the whole the feeling has decidedly improved
and the actual situation also
An increase of (5,20() tons in tlie weekly
iron output since July 1st is recorded, a
gain of nearly 0 per rent. This is partlv
due to the resumption of furnaces which
suspended for a time in the summer
for repairs, but some new and
larjie works have swelled the output of
coke iron to 74,855 tons weekly. There
is no change in prices. Foundry irons
are more firmly held, and at Pittsburgh
mill irons are 25 cents stronger. In all
quarters a better demand is felt, and
sales of ore at Cleveland are now large,
while it is noteworthy that no advance
appears in steel rails, though sales of
10,000 tons East and fourteen tons West
are recorded, besides Paciiie eoast contracts
for HO,000 tons. The coal market
iH also strong and active and an advance
is expected about September I.
The latest advices regarding the crops
are favorable, because they indicate that
the injuries undeniably sustained are
not so serious as many apprehended.
Wheat lias declined over n cent, and tne
hIow export demand in still tlie prevailing
feature, though foreign crop report#
aru gloomy. Advices from interim points
are more uniformly favorable as to actual
business than for many weeks, with
transactions exceeding lost year's at
many points.
Money is in ample supply for legitimate
demands at nearly every point reported,
although quoted close at Nashville,
and the improvement in collection
lessens the number of complaints.
The returns still show that the movement
of foreign capital this way has not
ceased, though the stock market has
been weaker and uncertain in tone.
The market has been comparatively
steady, until Friday, when a more rapid
decline marked the opening. The business
failures occurring throughout the
country number 211), as compared with
a total of I'M Inst week, and 210 the
week previous to last, l-'or the corresponding
week of last year the figures
were 101.
TROUBLE IX LOUISIANA.
( rotting Out or MUrrKPiintlon?A Knfiil
Kneounlcr*
New Ohi.kanh, August 17.?Great excitement
has prevailed iu and around
Abbeyville, in Vermillion parish, during
the last few days over the attempt
of the Regulators to break up Tniscegenation
there. The movement, which
has been general in the State for some
time, recently spread to Vermillion,
where the Regulators warned all the
white men living with negro women
and vice versa to leave the parish. On
Tuesday, the Regulators whipped one
white man, but when they came to
the residence of a negro named Shepard,
who was living with a white woman,
the woman rushed out with a shotgun
ami opened lire on the crowd, fatally
wounding one of them. This occas*
ioned great excitement, ami a company
of random in the adjoining parish of
Iberia was summoned to arms. A'disturbance
is feared.
More Trouble IVnr?<l III Kuiinn*.
Wichita, Kah., August 17.?One of
the officers of the militia company which
has returned from Stevens county, relates
that there is every prospect of another
outbreak between Woodsdale ami
Huston, an the people of the former
place avow they will be revenged forth*
death of their four citizens. The situation
iu Grant county, he said, is also so
strained that the citizens asked General
Myers to leave one company at each of
the towns, Cincinnati and Ulysses, as
between these places the bitterest rivalry
exists.
Kanur? of Crop*.
Chicago, August 17.?A dispatch from
Sioux City, Iowa, says report* from
thirty-live representative points in Northeastern
Nebraska, show that wheat, oats
and all small grains are almost a total
failure. Almost continuous rain and the
j heavy wind and hail storms of the last
! week destroyed the little prospect which
! tlinro wiw. Corn iu this section will be
in peril of fro?t.
CONDENSED TELEGKAU8.
Two tramps were killed in n railway
collision near Wilmington, N. C., yesterday
morning.
The Edmunds resolution in the Serial*
regarding the inquiry in the matter of
| overhead electric wires was pawwd yerfj
terday.
Several Democratic Senators have gone
from Washington to Pittsburgh to attend
a meeting of the Allegheny county
Democracy to-day.
The Senate bill prescribing punish
meat for sending obscene matter
I through the maila was passed yesterday.
? The bill fixes the punishment for such
-1 offense at $5,000 tine or imprisonment of
1 not more than five years, or both.

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