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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, AUGUST 27, 1891.
I THE ABILENE REFLECTOR.
I Official Paper of Dickinson Countv.
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FltATEIiNAL AID ASSOCIATION.
Crescent Council, No. 10, F. A. A. Meets
too first und third Monday nights of each
month in Odd Fellows' hall. D. Jlatleson,
president; J. O. JlcFarland, secretary.
GRAND AKMT OF THE REPUBLIC.
Abilene Poet No. 63 Meets at the court
tome tile second and fourth Monday even
ings of each month. All comrades are in.
rlted to meet with us. V. L. Allison, P. 0.;
A.S Davidson, Adjutant. JelK-ly
Woman'sRollef Corps, No. 63-Moetsaltorrmtc
ruosdaTafternoon8at3 o'clock in thecltrhall.
Mrs. Alice flood", president; Mrs.Mnry Nalll;
KMOHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Damon Lodge No. 6 Meets every Wodnes
day evening, corner second and Broadway.
Visiting brothers cordially invited. C. 3.
Crawford, C. C. ; A. E. Cooper, K. or H. & S.
Abileno Lodge, No. 83- Meets every Iburs
day evening in Odd Fellows hall. Jolir
Uermaun, M. W.; Kir.bard Waring, record
L O. O. F.
Wostern Home Lodgo, 1. O. O. F., No. 60
Moots overy Tuesday evening in Odd Fellows'
hall. Officers: Noble Grand, L. Llpps,
Secretary. F. V. Close. Visiting brethren
Abilene Commandery No. 25, K. T. Meets Id
Masonic hall on the nrst and third Thursday e ol
each month. W. O. Cowles, E. C. S. S. binith,
Cyrus Chapter, No. 25, R. A. M. Meets in Ma
sonic hall on the second and fourth Fridays of
ach month. O. L. Mooro. H. P. J. L. Worley
The Reflector cheerfully recommend:
the following business firm; o the con
fidence and DatroA&ge of the public
STAJLBAUGH, ETJED & DEWEY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
IS. C. IITTIIS,
ATTORFEY AT LAW.
JT Office unstairs, Abilene Bank
H. B. STONER,
Sjtlea fried at fleatqnablo Bates.
Farm Sales a Specialty.
Appolntmont Boot for dates of sales will
be found nt llrillbart & Plain's, on Broadway,
where all dpsiring his services may leave no
tlc. PoslofllQeatidreas Abilene, Has. 31-ly
S. STEELSMITH.M. D.,
Surieon, Rynecologlst ami Oculist.
Practice limited to Surgery, Surgical
diseases Diseases or "Women and Dis
eases of the Eve.
jyp-srn ABLENE KAS
- F. J. BOUTIN, M. D.,
Homecparthfc Physician Surgeen
(Successor to Dr. VanScoyoc, with same
oltice and residence, cor. 4th end Spruce Sts.
WEspcclal attention to obstetrics, the
treatment of children apd diseases oi
women. All calls attended promptly.
GENERAL BAHKING BUSINESS
Gives special attention to Collec
taoas, buys and. sella Foreign
11 and JJomestfc Exchange. '
Negotiates Mortgage Loans
AU businogs promptly Attended to. -
'ST. LOUIS AND THE EAST.
3 DAILY TRAINS 3
Kansas City & St, Louis, Mo.
Equipped with Pullman Palace Sloopcr
and Buffet Cart.
m ui chair m
JAnd Elegant Coaches.
THE MOST DIRECT LINE TO
TEXAS AND THE SOUTH
DAILY TRAINS 2
To principal points In ttjo
HONE STAR STATE.
IRON MOUNTAIN ROUiTE
Memphis, Mobile, New Orleans and prlnqlpaj
ciuea in xeuuucBee, ussisaipj, ai
a, offer- i
noma ana .Louisiana,
105 tae encjee
TO NEW ORLEANS.
For T'oVots, Bleeping Car Berths and fur
ther information apply to the nearest Tickt
Agent, or J. B. LYON, W. P. A.. SS8 Main St.
Kansas City, Mo.
W. H. NEWMAN, Gen. Traflie Manager.
Q. P. AgeBi, Et, Louis, Mo,
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
VEST ON SECESSION.
Speech of tbe Senator at the Con
DOCTRINE OF 'SECESSION EXISTING.
Ignored Ity the. Frainers of the Constitu
tion It Has lSecn Handed Down With
Its Results to the Present lmc and
In Still Open For Solution.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Aug. 21. In the
Missouri cx-confedcratc convention yes
terday, Senator Vest spoke on the rights
of secession, which, he asserted, still
existed. That portion of a remarkablo
speech is as follows:
That war comrades, was not our fault. It
was an Inheritance. Wo had not the least
thing In the world to do with that war ns
the forcers of it. It was handed down to us
from the signers an 1 ftamers of the consti
tution. "When that constitution was framed
the question of the- right of secession was
brought up and cast to one side as Impossi
ble to solve. John C Calhoun discussed It
at length and was never able to convince
both sides, at least, that It was right or
wrong. The question of secession was an
inheritance and tho question of slavery was
an attachment. Where did slavery come
from? Wherever It enmo from it came
against the ardent prgsts of old Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson, at the ago of 23, speaking
in the legislative body of Virginia, told the
people Slav -ry must be abolished. "If you
do not emancipate tho 8 nvc yourselves
they will be emancipated umld tears and
blood." Was the north the first to cham
pion tho right of the colored man?
No. I have heard Senator Ingalls In
the senate unchallenged, with inost
marked mphasis. and vehement utter
ance, declare that New England never gave
up slavery until the business bceame un
profitable Keturnlag to tho right of seces
sion, tho question, after twenty five years of
repose, when we can sneak with no malice,
but with perfect fairness, has never been
settled yet. Never from 1TS9, when It was
discussed nt length by our fathers; never,
since Mr. Davis went before the Judges of n
civil court and said he was ready to answer
the ch irges of treason and when tho gov
ernment refused to prosocuto tho case, down
to this v :ry dar has It over been settled, and
It never w:ll There was but one wavtoat.
tempt to settle It. and (bat was on the Hold
of battle, and there it was triel and decided
In a w.iy wa all know.
That war, too, was a necessity. We of the
south arc of English stock, and a blood
letting is nccessery among ns every flfty
Jjars. and wo must light somebody whether
it '.a ouroiv -s or some foreign power. It Is
the history of fha English people from tho
earliestV cord-i. You speak of oursas.the
mo--t sanguinary war on record. It was not.
That war between Cromwell and Prince Ru
jicrt laI desolate every shire in England,
made mourning In every home In England,
rent the country county by county, and the
land recked in blood, a id in less than, ten
years th? opposing factions had sbijWcn
hands and were worshiping at n common
altar and Intermarrlag-s were general. If
In cold Engiund such a state of affairs ex
ists, what was to bo expect d of the warm
blooded sons of the lazy and indolent south?
As to tho charge of ironson, what Is trei
son? I woul 1 ask. Treason n a people Is
the taking up of arms against the govern
ment or tin aiding of its enemies. In all
revolutions tho vanquished are the ones
who arc guilty of treason, oven by the his
torians, for history is written by tho victors
and framed aocordlng to the prejudices and
bias existing on their side. When George
Washington fought King Gourde ho had a
price upon his bend, and If h- had been un
successful In his light he would have been
found guilty of treason, and to-day.
Instead of "Yankee Doodle," Fourth
of Jnly and the "Star Spangled
Bannrr," yon would have been singing
"God S-ivc th Queen" and KnlcBrltannla."
Hut, thanz God, George Washington did not
ffail in his purpose, and our streets are alive
wlth"lnnkec Doodlf." T. come- down to
our ;ly, wo are cm leu tralturs ane dubbec?
guilty of treason. The wor d Is too bmy to
look at motives and only'see-s results, and,
defeated, we arc called traitors. Bat we can
look at moliv s, and wo know our mot vc.
and we knew our motive for fighting, and
we to day firmly be.ievo we wero rigli and
can at luat kuqw ourselves thit wq were
not guilty of treason' We" be'luved wo had
aright to secode. and -ve tried to, and fera
defeated In the stri( -.
I have l-art of confederates whq said
they did. not knpw vhnt oy wore righting
for; thank heavon J nevcr know one. I
know what I was fighting for and tbo men
of the north kniwwuat t hoy were fighting
for. and we both thought wo wero rlirht and
backed upour convictions like bravo men
There is no man so mean as he who left tbc
confarforafe Army after It was defeated, and,
thank God. he is s -ldom met I sometimes
think the worthlcsnc In tnan Js h.etccj;
Itarj. Look at A'Ihiii I havu Very little uio
for Adam. W len he was aked who ate the
apple he sild Eve a'.e a bltot It first. Shame
on him for trying to dodge the result. I
know that if Adam had been a Missouri ex
confederate soldier ho woul I have sad' tj
ate the apple and what nro yeugongtodo
Heavy Italnn Cause Floods In Mapon,
Macox, Mo., .Ang. 31. The heavy
rains that have fallen within the past
few days have raSsod the Chariton river
and Mussel fork running through tho
western portion of Macon county to
overflow, so that the water now reaches
in each stream from bluiT lo bluff.
The water Li tho
..ajn river bot-
in is six feet deep, and hay, wheat
and oats in stacks and shocks are Tjeinu
washed away by tho tons and bushels.
The corn Colds and fences are de
stroyed ar.d a considerable amount of
live stock have been drowned. The
water only lacks one foot of being.over
the Hannibal & St Joseph railroad
I tnick, and it is feared tho railroad and
wagonpnages wilj be washed out.
The, water in these streams Is. higher
than ever known .before.
f..It is. Impossible tp estimate the. losa
caused "by the high water, but it is
tremendous, as the crops in tho bottoms
were heavy and the streams run for
thirty miles alone through Macon
Two earthquake shocks were felt ia
Jerscyville, I1L, recently.
INGALLS ON PROHIBITION.
The i:x-Senator Asserts That There Is
Hardly a Hamlet In Kaiuin Where Liquor
Slay 'ot ire Obtained.
Atchisox, Kan., Aug. 21. The Voice,
the national organ of the prohibition
party, having sent out a circular letter
asking for expressions of opinion about
certain alleged discrepancies between
statements made by John J. Ihgalls in
his speech at Prohibition park, Staten
island, New York, August 1, and those
expressed in an article in the Forum
three years ago, and also for informa
tion concerning the liquor traffic in
Kansas, Mr. Ingalls replies in part as
Your quotation Irom my remarks at Staten
Island Is incorrect. Imp Tf ct and mutilated.
Had you intendt; J to e h.illeagc the accuracy
of statements male In nn extcmporincons
address, justice would have suggested tho
submission of your report to me bafore pub
The xtract from my artie'e In the Forum
depicts with fidelity the situation at tho time
- it was written, so far aj I could Judge from
personal knowledgo and the Information of
those In whoso sincerity and intelligence I
had confidence. In tho last few year, how
ever, a reinaikuble -and cxtraorJinary
chango has r ccurred, and the real question
Is hot wh tbir my statements arc consist
ent, but whether, being at variance, both
To pr.-sciit the issue clearly I nfllnn:
First That there Is no town of importance
in Kansas where beer, whisky and other in
toxicating drinks can not bo had and are
not sold as a beverage. Tncro may be some
hamlet and villages where this Is not true,
but not many even there.
Two That in tin principal cities of the
state, tho dramshop tralllc Is recognized and
prnctlenlly licensed by the Imposition of
monthly 'fines.' which are regularly applied
to the payment of tho expenses of the mu
Three That tho brewery, which In a t st
casa the supreme court or the United State
held the state had the power to supprcsi
and destroy, has been, nd now Is, In opera
tion. Four That these facts are known to tbo
state officials to tha board of police, com
missioners appointed by the governor, upon
on h, to enforce the proh bit-ry law, and to
the people gi nerally.
These observations are not prompted bv
hostility to prohibition, nor by prefcren-e
for any other plan of rcrr-'sslng the enor
mous evils Infl ctcd upon society by the
abnsc of intoxicat ng ('rinks. Prohibition
may be the be"t metho I of doallng with tho
appalling problem, but the friends of temp-r-ancc
have nothln; to gain by intolerance,
hypocrisy and misrepresentation, nn.l noth
Ing to lose by fearless, candid and truthful
HOLY COAT UNVEILED.
Scenes In the Cathedral at Treves on the
Exhibition of tho Saviour's Supposed Gar
ment. Berlin; Aug. 21. The garment
known as the holy coat was exposed to
viewyosterdaymorningin the cathedral
at Treves. Two Knights of Malta in
full costume, with drawn swords in
their hands, stood on either sido of the
shrine inclosing the holy coat case,
which is surrounded by tall lighted
candles in handsome candlesticks and
surmounted by a large gold" cross.
The unveiling of the relic evidently
made a deep impression on the crowd
of worshipers. Many were overpow
ered by their feelings and several
women fainted. There was a general
movement of the crowd, prompted by
curiosity as well as religious fervor.
As the procession passed the shrine
most of the pilgrims handed a rosary
or crucifix to the attendant priests for
contact with the relic, accompanying
the act with low paternoster and aves.
English tourists in light tweed suits
and Prussian officers in uniform stub
bornly refused to kneel before the
relic Many citizens in evening dress
wore prominent in the crowd.
Among tho pilgrims are aged cripples
and sufferers from almost every com
plaint, At 10 o'clock last night pilgrims Mere
still filing in to behold the coat and an
eager throng was besieging the doors
of tho cathedral. The police had some
trouble to preserve order. The whole
town is in commotion. Pickpockets are
rampant and several have been ar
rested. Deputy Marshal Killed.
Fort Smith, Ark., Aug. 21. News
has just reached here of the killing
yesterday of Deputy Marshal Bjtr
ny Connolly in tho Cherokee n'a
(ioii "by cx.-Deputy Marshal Shep
pardBusby. A heavily armed posse left
here last night for the scene, about 150
miles distant All that can be learned is
that Connelly had a writ for Busby's
arrest for adultery and was killed wiilo
trying to secure his man.
JIastinos, Nob., Aug. 21. The inde
pendent state convention completed its
labors by placing in nomination J. W.
Edgcrton, of South Omaha, for associate
judge of the supreme court, and Prof.
D. Alcmand, of Furnas county, and A.
E. Hadley, of Stromsburg, as regent?,
of the state university, Tho state cen
tral coiumittce'mot in session immedi
ately after breakfast, and has outlined
plans for an active campaign.
IJrakcman Cut in T7q,
Srr.iNQ?iEi,Ti, Mo., Aug. 2i."Yi.liJLam
"VVorkthari, a'bVakeman on the 'Frisco
railroad," accidentally fell before the
wheels at Phillipsburg; forty-five miles,
east of here, anc". h,is "body was cut in
iwo. The remains of the unfortunate
yqung man wero brought to his hom
at this place,
New National Banks Authorized.
Wabhtsotox, Aug. 31. Tho comp
troller of the currency's certificate au
thorizing the following national banV
to begin business --sncd yesterday:
.iio u'armers' fc Merchants' national
bank, of Cawker City, Kan., capital,
30,000, and thp National bank of "St
"tjlary's, KanT, capital, $50,000.
The Black Diphtheria.
Jacksonville, EX, Aug; 2L Two
children of John Farmer, residing near
Arcadia, this county, died on Monday
of black diphtheria. The disease is
contagions, and it is claimed these cases
were contracted from a sick cow wnich
Yj-as being treated on the farm of tMr,
Dr. Chapelle Promoted.
Milwaukee, Aug. 2L Cardinal Gib
bons yesterday was notified from Borne
of the appointment of Dr. P. H Cha
pelle, D. D.t pastor of SL Matthew's
church at Washington, D. C, as coad
jutor to Archbishop Salpointe at Santa
Fe, N. M.
Trade Prospects According: . to
BUSINESS OX A CONSERVATIVE BASIS.
The Iron Industry .Sustaining Itself Well
Under the Circumstances Effect of th
Grain Boom Stock Market
New York, Aug. 22. E. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says:
During the past week attention has
been absorbed by the great excitement
in grain. Rnssian orders prohibiting
exports of rye were taken as official
confirmation of the worst reports re
garding the harvest in that country.
The price here was suddenly advanced
so far as to stop exports- and then rap
idly receded, closing at SL14K, or OK
cents above last week's quotation.
There is little room to doubt that for
eign demand will'be greater than ever
if prices here ar.e not so advanced as to
check it It is in the highest degree
important that the golden opportunity
should not be lost through such, a rise
in prices as would curtail foreign con
sumption. The general business of the country
docs well, with general improvement
in nearly all branches, based on actual
increase of demand from farming
states. It may be doubted whether
there has ever been a more cautioui
and conservative feeling prevalent at
any time when the prospect of large
trade was bright, and in scarcely any
branch is there seen a disposition to
venture upon large speculative pur
chases. Stocks of goods carried over
have been large for years and dealers
are admonished by failures, and there
is so general a disposition to purchase
only what it is certain consumers will
require that many trades appear hesi
tating and almost dulL Yet the vol
ume of business is probably as large as
ever before at midsummer.
It is a surprising fact that thn great
iron industry does not yet meet the set
back which the enormous production
threatens. Though the movement of
rails is unusually small, while rails are
pouring put of the furnaces at tho rate
of 100,570 tons against 164,783 tons last
year, prices do not fall for pig or
finished products nor do stocks appear
to increase. Tho production of domes
tic iron alone is at the rate of 313
pounds for every inhabitant of the
country, far in excess of consumption
of all iron, domestic and foreign.
The market for wool continues more
active, Boston sales reaching 4,208,000
pounds for the week, and the shipments
being very large from Chfjago,' though
the trade here is quiet for "domestic, but
better for foreign wooL
At Boston business is not very active,
but the outlook is held encouraging.
At Philadelphia complaints of collec
tions continue and the grocery trade is
dull, while no change appears appears
in paints, oil and. glass, but for iron
there is more inquiry. At Cleveland no
chango appears and money is in strong
demand, and at Cincinnati manufact
urers are quite busy, while at Detroit
business is 'good for the season. At
Chicago dry goods sales fell short for
the week, though larger than lastyear,
for the year thus far, and sales of
clothing and shoes are large,
while receipts of wheat exceed last
year's four fold, and of rye. nine fold,
with an increase of about a third in
dressed beef, lard, hides and wooL At
St. Louis largely increased orders are
seen in nearly all lines and at Kansas
City trade grows more active. At St
Paul and Minneapolis an excellent
harvest makes trade prospects good
and similar reports come from other
The stock market has decidedly im
proved in tone, but there is no sign of
speculative madness, anc while prices,
are higher, sales arc not large, Tho
money." market h,as continued undis
turbed, notwithstanding a large move
ment to the interior for grain, and ap
prehensions of tho future do not em
barrass legitimate business, but put
a wholesome check upon specu
lative excitement The treasury
has put out $1,700,000 more than it
has taken in during the week, and the
failure to obtain for extension a large
part of the 4J per cent bonds seems
likely to oblige the treasury to disburse
large sums for the remaining bonds
September 1. Money is in brisk de
mand at northwestern points, b,ut easy
for legitimate business atfchicago.
lJnSt, Oil Plants in Flame With s Creek
Pittsburgh, Pa., A,tig. 53. At 11
o'clock la$ night the gas escaping
from -the S. H. (poOk oil wetf near the
Panhandle depot at McDonald, Pa., ig-t
nited, it is supposed, from, a passing
locomotive. Jn a moment iourlurg
tanks, p.f oil and the derricks wero
burning fiercely. It Was impossible to
extinguish the fire and no effort was
made q do so. Attention waa turned
to saving adjoining property. Several
railroad cars were burned
The Cook well, the property of tk
eling Gas Co.. tZZ'uig 175 barrel.
Cl per hour and is burning with
such fury that there is no tellingwlio
it can be put out.
Anpther, account from Washington,
Pa., at 3 o'clock this mdVning y
that a special train with fir
engines had gone to McDonald aa4.
that the burning oil had run into q.
creek which run through the town,
setting fire to property on both sides ofc
the stream and 'that there was great
danger that the whole town would 'ka
wiped out It also says that the fA&m,
had spread over 15Q acres and that the
fire was beyond controL
Gov. Fructi at SedaUa.
Sedallv, Ma, Aug. 22. Gov. Fran
cis delivered an address of half an hour
to about 6,000 people at the fair grounds
yesterday afternoon. He chose for his
topic the world's fair, and urged upon
the people the necessity of concerted
action to make the Missouri exhibit
one of tbe l t at the f air
Schools In the Chief Cities Placed In a
Predicament By a Kecently-Enacted
Kansas Citt, Kan., Aug. 22. The
schools in cities of the first-class in
Kansas arc confronted by a condition
that is unique in the school history of
that or any other state.
As a consequence of this condition
the schools in cities of the first-class
will not be able to open their doors un
til after January 1, 1S92, unless they
arc so fortunate as to have a surplus of
money left from the maintenance of
the schools during the past year, or
have had special legislation in their
This condition of affairs arises from
an ironclad law made last winter con
cerning schools, their support and
maintenance. This bill was introduced
by Senator Rice, of Bourbon county,
Kan., and had a comparative easy
passage through both houses. One of
its clauses, whtch was aimed directly
at the school board of Kansas City,
Kan., and was inserted through the ef
forts of a lobby from that city,
which had a grudge against the
board then in control of school affairs,
was so constructed as to legislate the
old school board out of existence at the
beginning of this month and provide
for the election of an entire new board
This clause had an equally active oppo
sition from the friends of the existing
board in Kansas City, Kan., and the
clause was changed so that only six
members of tho old board would go
In the effort made to circumvent the
political interferences with its schools
the lobby failed to notice the clause
which stated that after certain taxes
for the benefit of tho schools had been
collected these should "be paid to the
treasurer of said city for the sole pur
pose for which said taxes were levied,"
and further "that the sum paid for
teachers' wages, repairs, incidental ex
penses and maintenance in any school
year shall not exceed the total estinate
and levy made for the purpose as here
in directed; and that the funds
raised as herein provided shall not
be used or appropriated for any
other purpose than that certain pur
pose as herein provieled; and that
said school board shall not create any
obligations not provided for as herein
directed; nor shall any bonds of any
school district bo issued or other obli
gation be given for the purpose of
funding indebtedness growing out of
the support and maintenance of the
schools or repairs for which the board
is herein required to make provision."
The penalties and fines for betraying
any of these obligations are excessive.
This clause affects Topeka, Leaven
worth, Atchison, Wiehita, Kansas City
and Fort Scott schools.
Topeka was behind about S10.000 on
her school expenses, and had a special
refunding act passed so that she could
start in the school year as usuaL Leav
enworth has a surplus left over from
the old school year and can use that
Atchison is behind about 7,000, and as
yet has found no way out Fort Scott
will try to evade the law and jump over
the hole dug for her by her enterpris
ing statesman, Mr. Rice, by getting
everybody to work for the schools "for
nothing" until January, 1S02. From
January to the 1st of June, 1802, the
school board will, as a reward of merit
pay teachers, janitors, et-i, just double
the ordinary salaries and '.bus make up
Kansas City, Kan., will not try to
evade or get around the law at alL
The board has had the best legal ad
vice obtainable and the opinion ren
dered is that as the schools of the city
are behind about 18,000 it is useless to
think of opening the schools, as any
evasion of the law would be pounced
upon by politicians and used as a
cudgel to further- cripplo the school
A COMPREHENSIVE SCHEME.
Stores, of tho Farmers Alliance In All the
Cities of tho Union.
TorEKA, Kan., Aug. 22. A commit
tee of seven, consisting of the president
of tho Farmers' Alliance and the exec
utive board, was appointed by the Kan
sas alliance commercial convention to
investigate a co-operation scheme pro
posed by S. W. Sandusky, of Columbus,
general secretary of the Kansas alli
The scheme, if successful, will build
up the largest combination ever organ
ized in the United States.
It is claimed, by. Air. Sandusky that
th.e. Company known as the National
Union Co. has been chartered in New
York with a capital stock of S20, 000, 000,
$3,000,000 of which have already been
paid up. Each town is to have a com
pany store and a resident manager,
wlq i to, haye. charge of the store and
has a, tote, in the meetings of the. com
pany. Goods are to be purchased by regular
agents in largo quantities and shipped
direct from the centers or distributing
points to every store. The distributing
points are to bo New York, Chicago,
Kansas City, New Orleans and Salt
Lake or San Francisco.
Goods are to be sold at the lowest
possible figure, the profits to be paid
out in salaries, expenses and rebates to
Express Wagon bobbed.
5f. Louis, Au"g. 22. While one of the
Adams Express Ca's wagons was stand
ing in front of their office at Broadway
and Olive streets yesterday afternoon
two men accosted a boy who was sit
ting in the wagonj asking htm to direct
them to a certain street While one of
the men conversed with the boy the
other wedged his way to the back of
the wagon and finally both men walked,
off together. Later it was discovered
thata package was missing from the
wagon. The express people say tho
package contained only S400, but the"
impression prevails that the amount'
will runnto the thousands. The rob
bers havo not been apprehended.
Peter Pnssey, a French coal miner,
was killed at Bevior, Ma, in the mines
of the Kansas & Texas Coal Co. by the
falling of a heavy rock upon him. He
was 42 years old, married, with several
Republican Convention to Nomi
ENTHUSIASTIC FOR HON. J. G. BLAINE.
Essentially a Soldiers' Ticket Nominated
The Platform Indorses tho Cardinal
Principles of the Party Admlnls-
Harthsruro, Pa., Aug. 20. The
Pennsylvania state republican conven
tion was called to order in the Grand
opera house yesterday by Chairman
Andrews, of the state committee, in
the presence of about 500 persons out
side the 200 delegates.
Harry Hall, of Mercer, was elected
A committee on platform was ap
pointed, also on permanent organiza
tion, credentials and on candidates for
tho constitutional convention. Chris
Magce, of Pittsburgh, was made chair
man of the committee on resolutions
and W. R. Leeds, United States marshal
at Philadelphia, chairman of the com
mittee on permanent organization. " At
noon tho convention took a two hours
The platform reported and adopted is
The republican party of Pennsylvania in
convention assembled, reaffirming the car
dlnal principles of the party enunciated by
tho national convention of 18SS and approv
ing tho course of the republicans of tho
Flfty-nrstcongrci Incorporating them Into
tho law of tho land, make the following de
claration: First We heartily Indorse tho broad and
statesmanlike administration of President
Harrison' which has exhibited an Intelligent
purpose to execute the federal laws, main
tain the dignity of American Institutions
and insure the continuance and growth and
prosperity in tho nation
Second Wc view with particular satisfac
tion the direction of aff ilrs of the post office
department by one of our own citizens, lion.
John Wanamaker, w oso clean, business
like and comprehensive admlnlstrntloc has
advanced tbc postal operations to a p.ano
never previously obtained.
Third It has been with special gratifica
tion that tho republicans of this common
wealth have obsccved thn br.lllant adminis
tration of the stt: department by one of
our natlvo citizens whose diplomacy has
clcctrlfiod tho hearts of Amerloans, exacted
from foreign peoples a dogrco of respect and
admiration for the United States flig
hitherto uncqualcd and opened to us In
other lands commercial gates herrtoforo
oarrod. In view of his magnificent achieve
ments In diplomacy ne earnestly hope that
the republican national convention of 1KT2
may placo In unanimous nomination for the
presidency which nomlnntion we feel as
sured will bo followed by election lion.
James G. Blaine.
Fourth We corJIally Indorse the action
of the republican congress In passing the
lleKlnlcy bill In conformity with thn pledge
to protect the Interests of American labor.
The men sum has in splto of malignant dem
ocratic abuse and misrepresentation already
brought about and will bring about a broad
and more settled prosperity to all druses,
particularly to tho operative, the mechanic,
miner and farmer. -
Fifth We favor bimetallism, so regnlated
as to allow free coinage of all tho gold and
silver produced from American mines and
so guarded by tar.ff duties as to protect our
country and Its currency from tho debar
mint which will follow if this nation Is made
tho dumping ground for the silver of tho
The remainder of the platform ap
proves the republican pension legisla
tion, favors the submission to the peo
ple in November of the question of the
constitutional convention as requested
by the labor organizations, approves
the ballot reform law, promises such
improvement as may be necessary and
favors a constitutional amendment in
Chairman Andrews offered a resolu
tion which was adopted that hereafter
the candidates in conjunction with the
chairman select the state chairman.
IL G. Baer, of Reading, named Gen.
David McMurtrie for auditor and James
B. Dinsworth, of Lycoming and R. II.
Koch, of Schuylkill, seconded the nom
ination. Ex-Gov. Davis named Senator
Amos EL Mylin for the same office.
Gregg was nominated on Ihe first bal
lot by the following vote: Gregg, 100;
Mylin, 60; Price, 37.
Mr. Morrison was nominated for
state treasurer on the first ballot
which resulted: Morrison, 107; Thomp
son, 34; Price, 25.
At the close of the roll call Mr.
Hayes, on behalf of Mr. Thompson,
moved that the nomination of Mr. Mor
rison be made unanimous It was
The chairman appointed a committee
to bring the nominees, Messrs. Gregg
and Morrison, before the convention
and both men made brief speeches.
Candidates Gregg and Morrison and
Permanent Chairman Elkins met in the
evening and elected Ljeut-.Gov Louis
A. Waters chairman oi the Republican
state committee to succeed W. EL An
drews. The ticket selected is essentially a
"soldiers ticket" David McMurtrie
Gregg, of Reading, the nominee for
auditor-general, colonel of the Eighth
Pennsylvania cavalry and major-general,
was born on the 10th of April,
1833, in Huntingdon, Pa. He was edu
cated at West Point, graduating fa
1853. He . entered tho service in the
First dragoons, in which he served in
the campaigns against the Indians in
Washyjtou and Oregon In 185W0.
May" 14, 1861, he was promoted to
captain in the Sixth United States,
cavalry and in January, 1862, to colonel
of the Eighth Pennlf ania ' cavalry.
He served, wUn distinction throughout"
tb& rebellion and was breveted major
general of volunteers for gallant eon-,
duct at the fight at St Mary's church..
He has been prpminent in. the organ
ration qf the. Loyal Legion and la at
present one of its officers.
Capt John W. Morrison, the nominee
for state treasurer, entered the service
In August 1661, from Mercer county, as
a private in company B, One Hundredth
regiment Pennsylvania volunteers
when barely 20 years of -age and coni
tinned there tor over three years, in
the' meantime rising to the rank of a
lieutenant Later he was elevated to'
the rank of a captain. He is a mem?
ber of the G. A. B. and of the Union
veteran legion and his candidacy has
been pushed by these organizations.
Steps have been taken to establish
tie people's party ia CkicafQ.
PRESIDENT AT SARATOGA
President Harrison Cordially Welcomed
Expressions of GrmtltlcaUon.
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 22. The
president and party arrived at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Broadway waa
packed almost solidly from side to side.
Every private building and all the
hotels were adorned with flags. As
the Grand Union hotel was approached
the mass was impassable. After much
delay a landing was secured on the
piazza of the hoteL The president
faced the throng and the village
president formally introduced him.
Mr. Harrison, in response, said: "My
Fellow-Citizens: I am sure the explan
ation of all this is that you are all
American citizens, lovers of the
flag and the constitution ap
plause, and in thus assembling
you give expression to your loyalty and
patriotism. Applause. It is not I
am sure, an individual expression; it is
larger and better than that for this
country of ours is distinguished for
naught else more than in the fact that
its people give their love and loyalty
and service, not to individuals, but to
institutions. Applause. Wo love this
country because it not only does not
createjbut because it docs not tolerate
any distinction between men other than
that of merit Applause. I desire
to thank those comrades who wear
the honored badge of the G. A. R.
for their escort and their wel
come. I never see this badge any
where that I do not recognize its wearer
as a friend. Applause Survivors of ,
a great struggle for the perpetuity of
our institutions having endured in
march and camp and battle the utmost
that men can endure, and given the ut
most that men can give they are now
as citizens of this republic in civic life
doing their part to maintain order in
its communities and to promote in
peace the honor and prosperity of the
country they saved Applause. Thank
ing you once more for your friendliness
and cordial enthusiasm, I will ask you
to excuse me from further speech.
A SURPRISE FOR BALMACEOA.
The Insurgents Land a Heavy Force la
Valparaiso, Chili, Aug. 22. The in
surgent army effected a landing yester
day morning at Quintero bay only
twenty miles north of here. According
to the lowest estimate it numbers 8,000
men. They were brought down from
Caldcro on eight transports, three tugs
and four war ships The point of land
ing is about fifty miles from Santiago,
where Balmaccda's forces, to the num
ber 10,000 have been stationed
Qnintcro bay is the entrance to a val
ley and in a direct line with Santiago
It now appears that the hovering of
the insurgent fleet in the neighborhood
of Coquimbo bay was only a scheme to
deceive Balmaccda. By coming so far
south the insurgents leave the large
force of Balmacedists nt Coquimbo
many nilcs north of them and helpless
to render any aid to the government
army in this section.
The landing at Quintero bay was,
therefore, a complete surprise to the
president, but as soon as he heard the
news he acted promptly. By his com
mand a large force was sent north to
meet the enemy. Adm. Brown from his
flagship, the San Francisco, saw the
landing of the insurgents. They are
all well armed and enthusiastic
It looks as if the most important en
gagement so far in the present war is
about to be fought On its result de
pends the complete overthrow of Bal
maccda or of his opponents. The rout
of the president's forces would undoubt
dely be quickly followed by capture of
the both Valparaiso and Santiago by
the army of the insurgents.
H EAVY RAINSTORM.
Kama City and Neighboring Towns Vis
ited Ily Torrents of K tin.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Aug. 22. Heavy,
dark clouds ushered in a violent storm
which swept over Kansas City with all
its force at 3:30 o'clock yesterday after
noon, doing considerable damage. The
thermometer dropped from 83.? to CL4
degrees when the storm was fairly on.
The rain fell in torrents and was ac
companied by a wind which un
roofed small houses, destroyed
shrubbery, tore up small trees by the
roots and created qui to a genoral im
pression that a cyclono was in its wake.
Then the hail began to fall, breaking
windows and stripping the leaves from
shrubbery. The storm spent its force
in half an hour. Telephone and tele
graph wires were blown down in sev
Neighboring cities suffered more
than Kansas City. At Atchison it is
estimated that S.'jO.OOO damage was
done. Three persons were hurt but no
one fatally. At Leavenworth the wind
was very high and frail buildings suf
fered and around Liberty great damage
was done corn and the fruU crop. The
railway service w.-s. wtca discon
certed. A Wife UUapp-ar.
Macqx. Mo., Aug. 22. Three weeks
ago Mrs. Laura Bates mysteriously
disappeared from her homo in LaPlata.
Jt is not known where- she went int
when she last saw her husband
before she disappeared she told him
she. w&a Rolng away soon on a visit
Eugene Lercy left LaPlata at about
the same time and tho belief is that
Mrs. -Bates and-Lcrcy left together.
Bates is a business man and his wife an
attractive woman. Lercy was a young;
The Treves Celebration.
Treves, Aug. 22. The day has been
marked throughout by continuous pro
cessions of pilgrims passing into the
cathedral to see the holy coat Catholio
papers urge pilgrims not to buy relics,
from. Protestants, as they ridicule the
coat, although they are glad to profit
by the exhibition.
vAt Toronto, Ont, the Society 'of
Tjean, of "Bay Ridge, "N. Y., president
7Xne) officers or tne American norucmi-
nral association elected: President, J
M- Jordan, St Louisi Tfce-president, Jv
D. Carmotrv Bvansville, Ind.; oecro
tavj John G. Ester, Saddle River, K J, j.
reasurer, J. Vaugbas, Chicago.
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