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The Fourth of July was generally cele
brated all over the country.
Patrick Nugent, 13 years old, was cut in
two by the cars at Litchfield, 111.
The Fifteenth annual convention of German-American
teachers began at Cleveland.
Franke Steele died in Bloomington, Illi
nois, from a wound received in a shooting
In New York eight veterans of the war of
1812 celebrated Independence Day by hav
ing a parade and dinner.
Washington's statue in Riverside Park,
New York, was unveiled, the statue being
a gift to the public schools. .
" U. S. Grant, a relative of the Ex-President,
was arretted and jailed at Ft. Worth
Tex., on a charge of robbery.
A mysterious disease has within two
weeks swept off fifteen hundred hogs in the
vicinity of Vandalia, Illinois.
The National Cotton exchange reports
that the general condition of the cotton
crop is better than at the close of May.
Rufus Barr, a wealthy Indiana farmer:
in a jealous rage shot bis wile twice and
then killed himself. The woman may re
cover. Tbe body of a man supposed to be W. L.
King, of Florence, K.8S., or J.B. Smith, of
Memphis, Mo., was taken ironi the river at
Gottfried Oswald, of Indianapolis, quar
relled with Lis wile and then hanged him
self. ; : .
A woman and two children were killed
during a great ttorm at Columbus, .Ky. A
church and several olher buildings were
At Fon du Lac,' Lawrence Connaughty
struck William .Pui3 over the head with a
billiard-cue, causing injuries from which
the victim died.
A train went through a burning bridge
on the Missouri Pacific near Checola, Tex.
Ten cars were wrecked and burned and a
brakeman named Moore killed.
Two probably fatal cases of sunstroke oc
curred in' Dallas, Tex., where the mercury
registered 102 degrees in the shade, and wa
ter supply is so low as to cause great alarm.
New counterfeit ten-dollar silver certifi
cates have appeared in the West of the se
ries of 18S0. The note is a quarter of an
inch shorter than the genuine, and there
are other defects.
Through the detective work of Police Of
ficer Thus. Maher, of Chicago, three coun
terfeiters were captured in a disorderly
house. They had $1,6C0 in imitation silver
certificates stored in a room.
Robt. E. Cherrie, of Chicago, a dealer in
ig-iron and railway supplies, has made an
assignment. iis assets are placecLat $050,
000, including three iron furnaces, and his
liabilities are about $3o0,000.
Miss Kate Shelley, of Ogden, Iowa, was
presented with the medal of honor awarded
by the legislature of that State for her hero
ism in saving a passenger train from being
wrecked on a broken trestle-work.
The following nominations have been
made by the President: Jno. A. Kasson,
of Iowa, envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary ol the United States to Ger
many; Alphpnso Taft, of Ohio, envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipotentiary ot
the United States to Kussia; JonnM. J? ran
cis, of New York, envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary of the United
States to Austria-Hungary : Lew is Rich
mond, of Rhode Island, minister resident
and consul-general of the United States at
Portugal. .
The following condition of crops has
been sent out by the Agricultural Depart
ment at Washington: The area in corn has
increased about two per cent. The total
area will be between 69,000,000 and 70,000,
000 acres. Among the States which report
a decrease are Minnesota, Massachusetts,
New York, Louisiana and Mississippi.
There is a good degree of uniformity in in
crease in the southern and central districts,
It is five per cent, in Iowa, twenty in Ne
braska and thirty in Dakota. There is also
an increase on the Pacific coast. The com
Sarison of area with last year is as follows:
few York 97, Pennsylvania 100, Ohio 102,
Michigan 102, Kentucky 100, Tennessee 101,
Indiana 102, Illinois 100, Iowa lOo, Mis
soun ivz, Kansas lui. ine crop now is
generally healthy in color and growing
rapidly. The average condition is 96, and
has been exceeded but twice in July in ten
years. In 1879-80 it was 92, in 1881 85, in
1882 88. The condition of barley is good,
98 against 97 last year, July oats 98; last
year at this date 91. The average for rye is
97. The excessive production and low
price of potatoes in 18S3 caused a reduction
of three per cent, in the area; condition
good. A large increase, amounting to near
ly ten per cent", has been made in the area
of tobacco.
In the Senate on July 4th the Committee
on Public Lands reported a bill to declare
tne forfeiture ot the lands granted to the
State of Michigan to aid in the construction
of a railroad from Little Bay Denoqu to
Marquette and men to Untonogonand fur
ther insisted on its amendment to the De-
nciency Dm ana reappointed . tne same
Committee on Conference.
ine resolution Miner suDmitted was
agreed to, directing the Committee on In
dian Affairs to extend its inquiry in the in
vestigation recently ordered to consider the
Indians of California.
The bill was passed granting pensions to
the widow of Gen. Ord ; also the bill increas
ing the pension of Gen. Frank P. Blair's
widow, and one to authorize the President
to appoint Gen. Averill to the position of
colonel in tne army and tn en to place him
on the retired list with that rank. Ad
journed till evening.
At the evening session a message was re
ceived from the House announcing the
concurrence of that body in the Conference
reports on the River and Harbor bill, the
bill punishing the violation of the Internal
Revenue laws, the bill amending the
Twenty-second Article of War, and the bill
to consolidate the the Bureau of Mihtarv
Justice and the corps of Judge Advocates
ot the Army. The Senate agreed to re
port its own (Jonfrerees on these bills
The consideration of the Postal Tele
graph bill was then proceeded with. It
authorizes the Postmaster General to
contract for the Postal Telegraph Service,
and provides that if the rates be not satis
factory the Government may buy or build
lines and do the work itself. It fixes the
ra es at which contractors for the Govern
ment shall do the work.
Pending the motion, Sherman moved to
postpone the consideration of the bill until
the second Monday in December, saying it
was impossible to sufaoicntly discuss so
important a measure in the closing hours
ot the session- The motion was agreed to
and the bill went over accordingly.
Thp. hill waarmssed to establish a Bureau
of Navigation in the Treasury Department
under the Commissioner of Navigation.
On mnfinn ihf. hill fnrthft relief nf Wm.
McGarrahan was indefinitely postponed.
The Senate at 10:30 went into executive
session, vv nen tne aoors were re-openeu
the Senate took to a recess until 10 o'clock
In the House on July 4th, consideration
of the Senate amendments to the Mexican
Pension bill was resumed, but the want of
a quorum was disclosed, and after several
roll calls a call of the House was ordered.
Willis presented the conference report on
the river and harbor appropriation bill.
Agreed to. The bill as it passed the House
appropriated $12,086,200. As agreed to
in the conterence it. appropriated
McMillan submitted the contence report
on the bill introduced by him limiting the
time within which prosecutions may bem-
stitutecl against persons charged with viola
ting the cnternal revenue laws. Agreed to.
As agreed to, the bill reduces the time
within which offenders may be prosecuted
from three to five years when the penalty
is imprisonment in the penitentiiry. and to
two years in an otenr cases, vajournea tin
At the evening session the House re
sumed the consideration of the Mexican
Pension bill, and the question recurred on
ordering the previous question on concurr
ing in the sixth amendment of the Senate,
which limits the bill to officers, enlisted
men and widows who may become sixty
two years of age as have or may become
subject to any disability or depending
equivalent to tne same causes recognized
by the pension laws as sufficient reasons
for the allowance of a pension, and excludes
from its benefits such persons as have in
curred disability while aiding or abetitng
rebellion. There being no quorum present
to vote on the bill the House adjourned.
In tbe Senate on July 5th, Mr. Logan re
futed the statement that he had in any way,
fraudulently or otherwise, obtained 80,000
acres of land from the Zuni Indian Reserva
tion in New Mexico. He declared the state
ment to be a malicious lie, and utterly
without foundation.
The Senate took up the bill to establish
a commission to regulate interstate
Commerce. The consideration of the bill
was postponed till December.
Executiye and Judicial Appropriation bill
was presented. Both the Houses agree on
all except three points; the most important
being the one relating to the reduction of
internal revenue and customs collectors.
The Senate further insisted on the remain
ing amendments and ordered a new Con
ference Committee.
The report of the Conference Committee
on the Fortification bill was submitted and
agreed to.
They then proceeded to the consideration
of the House bill to prohibit the importa
tion of foreigners under contractt or agree
ment to perform labor in the United States.
During the consideration of the bill the
Senate adjourned.
In the House on July 5th, the decision in
regard to the prima facia right of Skinner
to a seat as representative of the First dis
trict of North Carolina, was postponed un
til the second Monday in December.
The House then proceeded to industri
ously kill time, and succeeded well in its
object. The Mexican Pension bill was the
pivot on which the motions turned.
The Electoal Count bill will not pass
this session.
The uommittee on Elections su omitted a
unanimous report confirming the right of
Martin Magindis to a seat as Delegate from
Montana Territory. Agreed to.
The Conference report on. the Consular
and Diplomatic Appropriation bill was sub
mitted. Of the lb9 amendments placed on
the bill by the Senate, the Conterence Com
mittee had reached an agreement on all ex
cept three. One of these is that appropriat
ing $250,000 for the Nicaragua project, and
the other two have relerence to the appoint
ment of a commission to ascertain the best
mode of securing more intimate internal
and commercial relations between the
United States and the several countries of
Central and South America. The report
was agreed to, except that portion appro
priating $Zo0,000 for the Nicaragua canal
project. Adjourned.
In the Senate on July 6th the session was
a continuous one of all night.
.ine senate turther insisted on the re
maining amendment to the Consular and
Diplomatic bill, and ordered another con
A message was received from the House
announcing an agreement to the Conference
report on the Fortification bill, and that
the Speaker had signed the bill. The Pres
ident ot the Senate at once announced his
own signature to it.
A message from the House announced
the final adjustment of the Sundry Civil
bill by the recession of the Honse from its
disagreements to the clauses relating to the
compensation of United States attorney
and marshals, but with sundry reductions
of the amounts appropriated by the Senate
tor lees of those omces.
The Senate conferees submitted their re
port concurring in these proposed reduc
tions. The report was agreed to, and the
bill was finally disposed of. The Senate
then, at 7:4q a. m. Sunday, took a recess till
3 p. m. At that time the Senate was again
called to order. Hale submitted a Confer
ence report on the Deficiency bill, which
showed among other things, that the House
had receded from its disagreement as to the
compensation of senators clerks, and that
all the other disagreements on the bill were
adjusted by mutual concession. The re
port was agreed to.
A message was received from the House
announcing the passage of a bill making
temporary provision tor the naval service.
On motion of Mr. Miller, of California.
the amendment was agreed to, continuing
the appropriations for engines, machinery,
etc. of the monitors, and the clause shut
ting off that appropriation was struck off
and the bill passed.
The Senate receded from its amendment
to the Nicaragua canal project appropri
ating $450,000 and then adjourned.
In the House on July 6th, Mr. Ryan
moved that the House recede from its disa
greement to the point in controversy on the
Sundry Civil bill, that relating to the change
from the fee to the salary system for court
afficials. This was agreed to.
The Naval Appropriation bill was read
and passed.
The following gentlemen were appointed
on Committees: Judiciary Messrs. Par
ker and Valentine in plac8 of Messrs.
Browne and Reed. Agriculture Mr. Fun
ston in place of Mr. Ochiltree. On Post
offices and Post Roads Mr. Ochiltree. . On
Manufactures and Militia Mr. Smalls. On
Labor Mr. Funston. . On Patents Mr.
Chalmers. On Presidential Election Mr.
Chalmers in place of Mr. Parker. Appro-
E nations Mr. Long in place of Mr. Cal
ins. Banking and Curency Mr. Kean in
place of Mr. Hooper. Pablic Buildings and j
grounds Mr. Libby in place of Mr. Kean.
Public Health Mr. Jd ooper in place of Mr.
Libby. Commerce Mr. Hepburn in place
of Mr. Long. Shipping Mr. McComas in
place of Mr. Long. ; Ways and Means
Messrs. Browne, of Indiana, and Reed.
Mr. Hiscock offered the following resolu
tion, which was adopted amid appl iuse on
both sides of the House; Resolved, That
the thanks of this House are due and are
hereby tendered toUon. John G. Carlisle,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
for the ability, fairness, and strict impar
tiality with which he has discharged the
arduous and responsible duties of his office
during the present session of Congress.
Mr. Hiscock offered a resolution and asked
unanimous consent for its passage, provid
ing for the appointment of seven Repre
sentatives to sit during recess and make in
quiry relative to the manufacture of guns
of high power, and metal plates, and other
material tor the construction of vessels for
war, and also to inquire into the manufac
ture and building of tbe same, whether by
the Government or by contract with private
persons. It was adopted.
The Speaker appointed as members to
the above committee Messrs. Randall, Hew
itt of New York, Burnes, Crisp, Hiscock,
Reed and Phelps. Adjourned.
In the Senate on July 7th a vote of
thanks was tendered Mr. Edmunds for the
ability, courtesy and impartiality with
which he has per lor mea the duues of Presi
dent pro tern, of the Senate.
A Committee of two Senators was ap
pointed to the Joint Committee of the
House, informing the ir resident of the
United States that Congress having finished
its business, was now ready to adjourn.
The Chair announced the appointment
of Allison, Hale and Pendleton as members
on the part of the Senate Commission pro
vided for in the Sundry Civil bill to con
sider the present service of the Geological
Survey, etc.
An inquiry was raised as to how much
monev had been appropriated this session
Allison replied stating that the amount was
$193,201,087. In respect to one or two teat
ures of the Naval bill this amount was esti
mated, but the variation would probably be
less than $200,0C0 from the amount he had
stated. This aggregate did not include re
appropriations, which, for pensions alone.
this year amounted to $bbOUU,uuu, raising
the aggregate to $259,201,087.
At 2:45 the first session of the Senate of
Forty-Eighth Congress closed.
In the House on tbe 7th of July
Randall, Turner and Hiscock were ap
pointed on a comm ttee to wait on the Pres
ident and ascertain whether he had
any further communication to make to the
House. .
The Speaker announced the appointment
of Lowery, Herbert and .Lyman as mem
bers of the Commission on the part of the
House to consider the present organization
of the Signal Service, the ideological, ueo
detic Surveys and Hydrographic office.
At 2 o'clock Mr. Randall announced that
the Committee appointed to wait upon the
President had performed that duty, and
that the President had no further commu
nications to make.
The House, on motion of Mr. Wolfred,
passed the bill increasing the pension of
soldiers who have lost an arm at the shoul
der joint to the amount received by those
who have lost a leg to the hip joint.
At 3 o'clock the Speaker wishing each
and every member a safe return to his
home, declared the House adjourned with
out dav. T Applause. Leave taking and
hand shaking followed, and the hall was
soon deserted.
Mrs. Jeanne Neuville of St. Louis, was
run over and killed in New York.
TV Wallrpr fr.nl nrpdl was hanered at Gal
veston lor the murder of Lucius Grant, also
The grand stand at the Butte (Mont,
races fell, killing one boy and wounding
many others.
A daughter cf B. R. Wells, a Chicago
merchant, was killed by a cyclone in Web
er county, u lan.
Forlras. in iail at Vicksbure. Miss., for
wife murder, stabbed himself with suicidal
intent and will probably die.
Eastern Nebraska was visited by a severe
wind storm, causing loss of life and exten
sive damage to property.
Joe Kuntz. of Denison, Texas, shot his
divorced wife and then killed himself. The
woman will recover.
The residence of H. H. Shufeldt at Oco
nomowoc, Wis,, was lately robbed of silver
ware and clothing valued at ti.uuv.
In a hotel at Keokuk. B. D. Courts killed
a Wabash brakeman named Richard Spence
for charging him with the theft of $35.
John Vandeur, crippled janitor of the
Grammercv flats. New York, was sand
bagged, red-peppered and then robbed of
W. T. McClelland a prominent citizen of
Pittsburg, Pa., attempted to commit suicide
oy jumping irom a unuge six.iy ieeu iuw
the river.
C. T. Hollenbeck has been arrested at Jef
ferson City, charged with robbing the mail
in Dakota, and will be taken back to that
A difficulty occurred at ' Hickman. Kj.t
and Will Oakley was killed and Cal Britt
dangerously wounded. Two other parties
in the fight.
An unknown man, while fishing at Sagi
naw, Mich., was shot through the head and
instantly killed by a stray shot fired by
some one unknown.
Because he refused to treat Pat O'Meara,
of Fall Creek, Wis., was beaten to death
with billiard cues by three sons of promi
nent German farmers.
A cloud burst is reported near Reading,
Pa., as having done great damage. It was
several miles wide. The roads were sub
merged, bridges washed away, barns and
houses unroofed and acres of fields washed
out as completely as if the crop3 were never
The health of Minister Lowell is improv
ing. : A virulent epidemic is reported in Asiatic
Turkey. -
Six thousand inhabitants of Marseilles,
France, fled on account of cholera.'
The Appointment of Kasson as Minister
to Germany is well received atJSerlin.
The Gulf coast of Mexico is quarantined
against France on account of cholera.
The cemetery at Toulon is kept open all
night for the burial of cholera victims.
The Farraday laid 200 miles of the East
em shore end of the Bennett-Mackay cable.
Jos. G rattan was arrested atHai ley, Eng
land, with dynamite cartridges and fuses in
his possession. '
Fire at Lachine, Canada, destroyed forty
houses, rendering 300 poor people homeless.
The steamship Lincoln City, on its first
passage ran ashore near . Isaac Harbor on
the Nova Scotia coast.
Morton, XL S. minister to France, sent &
cable to the secretary of the
ence to the Barthoidi statute. v "
Liddell. a magistrate of Lnr?n TroU-nri
was shot at while driving with his wife,
and the latter was wounded.
The National ' division, of the Sons of
Temperance of America are holding their
fortieth session at Halifax.
El Haxar, the leading Mohammedan uni-
vesity of Egypt, has pronounced in favor of
the religious claims of El Mehdi, after
niuierio scouting mem.
The British Secretary of War savs there
i3 no intention of sending an expedition to
rescue Gen. Gordon unless such action is
The death rate from cholera at Marseilles
increased so rapidly that there is a panic,
and all who can are leaving the citv. It is
feared the disease will spread on account of
the migration. A case is reported at Nice.
The formal presentation of the Bar
thoidi statue by the French people
to the United States took place. Min
ister Morton receiving it. De Lessens
spoke, and Prime Minister Ferry, who was
absent on account of sickness, sent a well
timed letter.
. Carrots for Horses.
A writer in the Colorado Farmer speaks
very highly of carrots for horse feed. He
Bays he has fed them about five years
and likes them better every year. He
says: Our horses are very fond of them
and consider corn and oats "poor truck
by the side oi carrots. To those who
have fine young horses (and no farmer
who loves his profession will have any
other), I would say. by all means feed
carrots. You will coon have them fol
lowing you aocut like a dog, ana you
won't have to snub them up to a cotton
wood when you break them. Now for
the cultivation. Prepare the ground
nneiy in oeas, so as to irrigate wim a
with a small head of water the first time.
Pick out the best land you have got. Sow
pretty thick, in rows fourteen inches
apart, with a seed drill. Mix a little rad
ish seed in so you can see the rows quick
ly, as you want to work them as soon as
you can, for a stitch in time, etc., applies
as forcibly to carrot culture as to any
thing else. We prefer the yellow Bel
gian, as they give the largest yield and
are easy to harvest. cultivate with a
double-wheel hoe. The gieatest objec
tion farmers have to carrots are, thev
cannot throw them into a corn crib and
feed them out any time in the winter ;
but roots are very easily kept if anybody
once knows how. When ready to har
vest, irrigate the ground and let it get
dry, so that the dirt will not stick to the
carrots and you can pull them up by
hand. Try them. I have raised over
forty tons per acre.
Cleveland and Hendricks the Nominees of
the .National Convention lor President
-and Vice President.
As early as Saturday the 5th, the
delegates then in the city number
ed 400, and the appearance of the various
hotels of the city began to bear the enliven
ed scenes ot a montn ago those scenes
which are always attendant upon a politi
cal convention rush, hurry, noise, and the
hum of conversation are all that can be
heard now, and peare and quiet will not
reign again until after tbe adjournment.
Upon Gen. Butler's arrival in the city he
was met by 15.000 working-men, who had
previously forme 1 in line, and the freedom
of the city granted him. .
Among the prominent delegates were
Gen. Butler, of Massachusetts; Abram S.
Hewitt and August Belmont, of New York;
Senator McPherson and Gov. Abbott, ol
New Jersey; Wade Hampton, of tiouth Car
olina; Senator Davis, of West Virginia; ex
Senator Thurman and Gen. Durbin Ward,
of Ohio; ex-Gov. Curtin, of Pennsylvania ;
John Kelley, tne cele orated Tammany lead
er of New York, and Thos. A. Hendricks,
of Indiana.
The changes made in the hall were not
very numerous. The stage was removed
from the north side snd placed in the cen
ter. Space lor the reporters was placed im
mediately in front of the stage. Th e pri
vate boxes which were on both sides of the
hall have been torn out. The seats back of
the stage were reserved for distinguished
guests and room made for 250 veterans
The seating capacity of the hall was en
larged so that it . would hold 2,000 more
people than tne Republican convention.
The arrangements for tickets of admission
were about the same as those of the last
The Kansas delegates to the Convention
arriyed Sunday afternoon and organized by
electing Gov. Glick Chairman of the delega
tion and B. J. Sheriden of Paola, Secretary.
The National Committee met on Monday,
the 7th, and nominated ex-Gov. Hubbard,
of Texas, for temporary Chiirman of the
Convention and it. J. Bright, of Indiana,
Serjeant at Arm.3.
. The committee decided to reoommend to
the convention that the rules of other Dem
ocratic Conventions govern this body until
otherwise ordered, subject to the following
modification: "That in voting for
candidates for President and Vice Pres
ident, no State shall be allowed to change
its vote until the roll of the States
has been called and every State has cast its
At a meeting of the Massachusetts dele
gation Gen. Butler spoke. He said: "I will
support the nominee of the convention no
matter who he may be."
In the New York delegation a caucus was
held and the vote being taken, as to whom
the delegation should support for the Pres
idency resulted, in disclosing Cleveland's
strength on the first ballot at 45 votes, on
the second at 41 votes. Flowers received
23 votes on first ballot, and 100 on the sec
ond ; and Gen. Slocum and Bayard received
15 and 9 votes, respectively, on the second
On Tuesday, July 8. the day for the as
sembling or the convention, a vast crowd
gathered in the Convention HalL At 12:40
p. m. the Convention was called to order by
Chairman Barnum, of the National Demo
cratic Committee. Prayer .was offered by
Dr. D. C. Ma-quis. Hon. R. B. Hubbard,
of Texas, was elected temporary chairman,
and Frederick H. Prince, of Massachusetts,
temporary secretary.
A motion was made that the rules of the
last Democratic Convention shall govern
this body, except that in voting for candi
dates no State should be allowed to change
its vote until the roll of the States had been
called and until every State had cast
its vote. Mr. Grady of New York moved
to amend the motion by adding
the following: "And when the vote of a
State as announced by the Chairman of the
delegation of such State is challenged by
any member of the delegation, then the
Secretary shall call the names of the indi
vidual delegates from the State and their
individuarpreferences &3 expressed shall be
recorded as the vote of sucn State." Ap
plause. Fellows of New York.Doolittle and Bragg
of "Wisconsin, Jacobs of New York, and
Burke of Alabama, spoke in support of the
original motion. Grady and Kelly of
New York, and Clunie of California poke
in favor of the amendment. The vote result
ed in 795 votes being cast, 332 for the amend
ment and 4G3 against.
The Convention then adjourned till 11
o'clock on the following day.
Afcer the adjournment the Committee
Pittsburg was elected temporary chairman.
Morrison, of Illinois, was nominated by
tne tarm reform members of the Committee
for permanent chairman, and Converses, of
Ohio by the protection element.. The vote
resulted in a dead-lock, 18 to 18.
The Convention onened onWednesdav
by prayer. Resolutions were offered with
regard to the platform, and praying for the
eniDoaiment of several planks, including
one excluding aliens from acquiring real es
tate "in the United States, and one favoring
tne eignt-nour law.
lhe report of the Committee on Creden
tials was then submitted. In the contest
in the Twelfth Massachusetts District the
Committee decided to admit both contest
ants and contesteea and allow each a half
vote. They farther recommended that the
delegates from the Territories and the Dis
trict of Columbia be allowed to participate
and vote on all questions. The report was
A resolution declaring that the Democrat
ic party pronounces unqualifiedly in fvor
of such a revision of the tariff as shall less
en the duty on those articles which supply
the daily wants of the farmer, mechanic,
artizan and laborer, feeding the master be
fore fattening the monopoly, placing the
burden of the tariff upon luxuries and lift
ing it from the needs of rational existence
was referred to the Committee on Platform.
The Committee on Permanent Organiza
tions reported the name of Hon. W, F.
Vilas, ot Wisconsin, for permanent chair
man. Mr. Vilas was escorted to the chair
by Hendricks, of Indiana, and other gentle
men. On accepting the gavel the gentle
man eulogized the Democratic party arid
arranged the Republican party, charging it
with corruption and fraud. '
The Committee on Platform announced
that they would be unable to report until
to-morrow. It was then moved that the
candidates for President be placed in nomi
nation.' The motion prevailed.
The call of States for nominations for
President and Vice President was then com
mencfed. When the State of Delaware was
reached Mr. Geo. Grey arose and placed in
nomination Thos. F. Bayard. The name of
Bayard was received with, thunderous ap
plause. -'
Wrhen the State of Indiana was reached
Thos. A. Hendricks came forward . amidst
an outburst of enthusiasm and placed on
nomination Joseph A. McDonald. He
sketched Mr. McDonald's life and stated
that it was characterized with nothing but
that which was right.
When the State of Ohio was reached J.
W. Breckenridge of California, arose. He
was introduced by the Chairman as the son
af the last Democratic , Vice-President that
had been inaugurated. The gentleman
placed in nominatian was Allen G. Thur
man. John McKenzie placed in nomination the
Speaker ot the American House of Com
mons," John G. Carlisle.
When the State of Massachusetts was
reached, Mr. Aubott arose and stated that
his State had no nomination to make.
When. New York was reached Lockwood
arose and plsced in nomination Grover
S. Cleveland, "the voung Governor of the
Empire State." His nomination was sec
onded by Carter Harrison, of Illinois. Mr.
Grady ot New York arose and protested
against the nomination of Cleveland. He
stated that the gentleman had aroused the
animosity of the working class by vetoing
numerous bills which had been passed in
their interests, and would never receive
their vote at the polls. He. stated further
that this vote was of sufficient numbers to
give the State to B'aine.
The Convention then adjourned till 10:30
The Convention convened at 11:10 a. m.
Prayer by Rev. Geo. C. Larimer of Chicago.
The roll of States for the presentation of
candidates being continued, Mr. Mansur,
of Miss uri, seconded the nomination of
Allen G. Thurman of Ohio. Mr. Living
stone, from the same State, seconded the
nomination of Cleveland.
Thos. E. Powell, of Ohio, presented the
name of Geo. E. Hoadley.
Senator Wm. Wallace, of Pennsylvania,
presented the name of Samuel J. Randall.
Abbott, of Massachusetts, seconded
the nomination of Thomas F. Bayard
Cummings of Massachusetts also seconded
the nomination of Bayard as did Youman,
of South Carolina.
Gen. Bragg, of Wisconsin, and H. O.
Kent, of New Hampshire, seconded the
nomination of Cleveland. 8enator Doolittle,
of Wisconsin, also seconded the nomina
tion of Cleveland.
At the finishing of the call of fhe roll of
States, Waller, of Connecticut, arose and
stated that afcer consultation and consider
ation his State desired to second the nom
ination of Grover Cleveland.
After the presentation of candidates the
convention adjourned till evening. .
The convention reassembled at 8"-30. Mor
rison, of Illinois, Chairman of the Commit
tee on Platform announced a report. It will
be found elsewhere in this paper.
At 11:40 the convention proceeded to bal
lot for candidates for President with this
result: . . ,
ConnecUcut .
Kansas -
Louisiana ......
Maine ....................
M innesoia-... .
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina- -..
Pennsylvania. .
Khode Island ..........
South Carolina
Virginia.. -
West Virginia. .
Wisconsin. . -
Arizona ...
District of Columbia...
Da iota .
1') aho. .
New Mexico-..-
Washington ......
332 170
Flower received 4 from Wisconsin. Hoadly re
ceived 2 from. Ohio and 1 from Louisiana. Tilden
received 1 from Tennessee, and Hendricks 1 from
The convention then adjourned until 10
o'clock Friday.
' ' . FKIDAY.
The convention convened at 10 a. m. and
proceeded to ballot for a candidate for Pres
ident. The name of 8. J. Randall was with
drawn by . Pennsylvania. Indiana with
drew the name of McDonald and substi
tuted Hendricks. Kentucky withdrew Car-.
The result of the second ballot was as
Alabama .....
Arkansas -
Illinois...... ...
Iowa.- -
New Hampshire
New Jersey......
New York
North Carolina
Ohio Oregon -.
Rhode Island-
South Carolina
Texas ...
Virginia ..
west vlrgiQi
District Columbia-
New Mexico
Total 820 GS3
Adjourned till evening.
The Convention reassembled at 6 o'clock.
Grlick of Kansas, McDonald ot Indiana,
Hendricks, also of Indiaua, ' and Black of
Illinois, wre presented as candi
dates for Vice President. All the
names except that of Hendricks
was withdrawn and that gentleman received
the unanimous vote of the Convention for
second place. The nomination of Hen
dricks was received with outbursts of en
thusiasm and cheering. The Convention
then adjourned sine die.
Thomas xVndrew Hendricks, born in
Muskingum county, Ohio, September 7,
1819. lie graduated from South Han
over College, Indiana, and studied law
in Chambers burg, Pa., and was amitted
to the bar in 1843. In 1845 he was elect
ed a member of the Indiana Legislature
and in 1850 was elected a member of the
Constitutional Convention. From 1851
to 1855 he represented the Indianapolis
district in Congress, and fron 1855 to 18G0
was Commissioner of the General Land
Office, and from 1863 to 18G9 was a mem
ber of the United States Senate. He
strongly opposed, the
plan of re-construction,
that 'the property of
of the South was of more
and held
the white
than the negroes, and declared
a gov
opposed to placing freedmen in
erning class while a part of the white
people were disfranchised. As Demo
cratic candidate for Governor of Indiana
in 1860 he was defeated by the Republi
can candidate, but in 1872 was elected to
that position. In 1868 Mr. Hendricks
was a prominent candidate for President,
and would have received the nomina
tion, but the name of Horatio Seymour
was sprung on the convention and Mr.
Hendricks failed to receive the nomina
tion. In 1876 he was nominated for
Vice President and was again defeated.
The history of Governor Cleveland is
short. He is a native of New Jersey,
born at Caldwell, Essex county, March
18, 1837. VToung Cleveland was sent to
the Academy, Clinton, Oneida county, N.
Y. TJ)on leaving this seat of learning,
he went to New York city, where he
filled for some time the'position of clerk
in an institution of charity. Visiting an
uncle residing in Buffalo, he was induced
to remain in that city, as clerk in the
store of his relative. He was eighteen
years of age at the time. We soon find
the youth a clerk in the office of a promi
nent law firm. He was admitted to the
bar in 1859. His first political office was
as Assistant District Attorney for the
county of Erie, under C. C. Torrance.
He held the position three years, until
the end of his superior's term of office,
when he was nominated for District At
torney on the Democratic ticket, but de
feated. In 1870, five years after this fail
ure, he was elected Sheriff of Erie coun
ty, and in November, 1881, was elected
Mayor of Buffalo by a decisive majority.
He was elected Governor of New York
in November, 1882, and still holds that
office. He is a bachelor.
"What a Woman Can Do.
Toronto Globe.
She can say "No," and stick to it for all
time. She can also say "No" in such a
low soft voice that it means "Yes." She
can sharpen a lead pencil if you give-her
plenty of time and plenty of pencils.
She can dance all nightin apair of shoes
two sizes too small for her, and enjoy
every minute of the time. She can pass
a display window of a draper's shop
without stopping if she is running to
catch a train, fcihe can walk half the
night with a noisy baby in ' her arms
without once expressing the desire to
murder the infant.
She can appreciate a kiss from her
huiband .seventy-five years after the
marriage ceremony has taken place. She
can Buli'er abuse and neglect for years,
which one touch of kindness and con
sideration will drive from her recollection.
She can go to church and afterwards tell
you what every woman in the congrega
tion had on, and in some rare instances
can give a faint idea of what the text was.
She can look her husband square in the
eyes when he tells her some cock-and-bull
story about being "detained at the
office," without betraying in the least
that she knows him to be a colossal liar.
She can but what's the use ? A wom
an can do anything or everything, and
df it well. She can do more in a minute
than a man can in an hour, and do it
better. She can make the alleged lords
of creation bow down to her own sweet
will, and they will never know it. Yes,
a woman can do everything with but one
exception ; she cannot climb a tree.
At the town election at GreensDoro,
Pa., the other day, a ballot wa3 cast for
-five ladies, this platform being written
across the face,' "God and cleanliness."
. -The British Columbia vegetation is
reported well advanced and large , crops
are promised-

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