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VOL. V. 2TO. 102.
WHOLE NO. 728.
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123 and 125
Goods at
Save Money
1000 Yards Imported RucMng at 5c per yd,
500 Yards Imported Rucking at 10c per yd.
300 fine Crepe Lesse Rucning at 25c per yd.
600 Dozen new Style Dress Buttons, 15c per doz.
300 Dozen large size to match, 25c per doz.
144 Yards Rosary Bead Trimming, 15c per yd.
600 Ladies Half Linen Collars, 5c eacn.
600 Little Colored Border Handkerchiefs, lc each.
600 Good Size Colored Border Handkerchiefs, 2 for 5c.
5000 Spools Embroidery Silk at 1 cent each.
It will Pay You to make a Tour of Inspec
tion through our House. Every de
partment the Largest and Best.
Philadelphia Store
Corner Douglas av. and Market St.
The Fastest
Electric Prices
Blankets, Bed Comforts and
Domestic Goods.
Sheetings, Shirtings, Tickings,
Prints, Cheviots, Sateens, Blankets,
Bed Comforts, Ete. Ete.
Far Below What They
Cost the Men who Made Them
A Windfall
For Hotel Keepers. Boarding-House Keepers,
Restaurant Keepers. Room Keepers,
and others who are now Refurnishing.
Twenty Tons of Above Goods on Sale Tliis Week.
S. W. Corner Douglas Ave. and Main St.
Main Street.
Half Priee:-
On Record,
Save Money
A Frightful Collision Between
an Excursion and Freight
Near Silver Creek, N. Y., on the
Nickel-Plate Railroad,
' Yesterday,
Caused the Death of a dumber of
Excursionists and the Wound
ing of Many More.
Harrowing Details of the Disaster A
Misunderstanding of Telegraph
Orders the Cause.
A crank with Four Aliases Says He is
the Murderer of Ex-Mayor Bow
man of East St. Louis.
An Excnrsion Train on the Jfielcle
Plate oad Collides With a
Freight Train.
Buffalo, X. Y Sept. 14. A dispatch
from Silver Creek, If. Y., to the Commercial-Advertiser
says: A Xiagara Falls ex
cursion train on the buckle Plate road, un
der the management of J. W. Butler, ex
cursion agent, collided with a local freight
train in the cut on the curve jut east of
here at 11 o'clock this morning. Both en
gineers and firemen saved themselves by
The excursion train consisted of one bag
gage car, one smoker and eleven coaches.
Only those in the smoking car were hurt,
it being completely telescoped by the bag
gage car. Only a partial list of the killed
cau be given at present. Several are
mangled beyond recognition.
The corrected list of killed is as follows:
Henry Huick, aged 25 Steritonia, Pa., leg
ground to a pulp and amputated; on the re
turn train he died this evening at Eric.
Steven Culberson Burgess, of Waterford,
Pa., and a prominent merchant; his remains
were found' in a terriblely mangled condi
tion. Jacob Rostetter, of Erie, body crushed
almost out of recognition.
John Teeder, of Pittsburg, said to have
been employed at Erie.
A. Heidler, of Erie.
John Seifert, of Erie.
. Several others are not expected to live.
: Will Loomis, of Eric, Pa.
Henry Gebhardt and son, John F. Geb
hardt. of Pittsburg.
Stephen Cameron, mavor of Waterford,
John Suder, Pittsburg.
David Sharp, Erie, Pa.
W. W. Bostatler, Erie. Pa.
Chas. Ilirsch, Erie, Pa.
Mr. Lyphir, Erie.
William Reynolds, Dunkirk, X. Y.
Aaron Parkhurat, Maryville.
John Myers, Erie.
Two bodies have not been identified; one
is thought to be the son of Loomis.
The wounded are: Henry lluyck, of
Sterling, Pa., legs crushed very seriously.
Samuel Tracy, of Eii, head and cshould
crs injured.
Wm. Zimmerly, of Erie, badly hurt.
Louis Kinse, of Erie, ditto.
Martin Rosialter, Erin, shoulder and leg
Edwin Marble, Xo, 020 Eat Nineteenth
street, Eric, legs broken.
Archie Campbell, of Erie, seriously
Chas. Schendler, Erie, head and shoul
ders seriously injured.
Chas. Diller, of Erie, right leg broken,
and head cut
J. P. Harrington, of Erie, badly injured.
Joseph Tapper, of Summit, Pa., badly
Philo Tenter, r
idence unknown, legs
3Ir. Coburn, of Titusvllle. injured
T hcaccident seem to have been caused
by a misunderstanding of telegraphic or
ders. 4 There arc various causes given for the col
Nian. Engineer William Harris, of the
freight train, is blamed. It is said he had
orders to me2t the excursion train at Irving,
lie failed to obey the instructions, and was
running at full speed when then crash oc
curred. Train men will talk regardiug who
is to blame. A gentleman who was on the
train savs: The freight train had orders to
go to Silver Creek and the passenger tram
to Irving, which is this side, and it was
thee orders which causes the collision.
The excitement among the survivors was
intense The scenes in the smoking car
were horroring. The first warning that
was given was" the slight jar caused by the
heavy pressure of tlicair brakes. Some of
the prssengers braced themselves in their
seats,, seemingly apprehensive of danger.
Then tame the terrible shock, followed by
the smashing of windows and the roof of
the cars was all a mass of bleeding and and
st niggling humanity. 3Ien covered with
bloodwere locked in each other's arms,
while underneath them and on all sides lay
the poor unfortunates who were instantly
killed crushed out of all human resem
blance, The wounded crawled out of the de bris
and were :issisted to the neighboring
houses. People brought bedding, etc., on
which to lay the dead and dying and did
all they could to relieve the sufferings of
the wounded until the arrival of medical
3In. J. H. Seigel, of Erie, Pa., a passcn- i
ger, was on her way to Buffalo. She ar- j
rived here safely tins afternoon. In an in
tervisw Mrs. Seigel said: I was in the last j
coach, next to the smoking car. The pa-1
seuger train wjis a large one and carried a j
large number of excursionists as well as t
regular passengers. The lirst we know of j
the collision was a terrific crash like an ex- J
plosion. Nobody was hurt except those in
the smoking car." The sight was so horri- i
ble that I could not look af it. Xot a single j
ear was thrown from the track, but the j
smoker w:is completely telescoped.
It was a mercy that our car was not j
crashed also, it was a narrow escape. One
young man in the smoker saved himself by J
dropping on the floor and escaped with a
few bruises. 1 did not icarn the cause of '
the accident, but we were going very slow '
while the freight was comiuc ata high rate
of speed. "" e were just one coach length
off the trestel when the accident occurred.
Some of the wounded were taken to differ
ent houses and one of the coaches was
turned into a hospital; in another coach the
deaa were placed. I
Most of the excursionists remained at Sil
ver creek intending to return home. The
I regular passengers for Buffalo and other j
points came on this afternoon in another
The excursion train to the Falls of Ni
agara started from Ashtabula, 0. The
eleven passenger cars were heavily loaded:
Lewis Brewer avos engineer. The scene of
the accident was a short distance east of
Silver Creek, on a short curve, approached
by a long, high trestle, and through the
deep cut the excursion train was going at a
speed of eight miles an hour, when the en
gineer was liorrified by the sight of an ap
proaching freight train, coining at
the rate of "thirty miles an hour.
The engineer at once reversed
his engine, put on the air brakes and
jumped" for his life, followed by his fire
man, none too soon, for the engines came
together with a crash and in an in3tant
were converted into a heap of scrap iron.
The'cngineer and fireman of the freight
train also jumped and escaped. Next to
the baggage car was the smoaker, the plat
form "of which was lower than the
others and which allowed it to go under.
The result was that the baggage car was
thrown upwards and backward, landing
fairly upon top of the smoking car, filling
it except the space occupied by two or
three of the rear seats; the following car
being extensively damaged, but the occu
pants escaping with a shake up.
As the smoker was filled with men the
result can be better imagined than de
scribed. The people in the other cars
crowded and jostled to get away, while the
escaping steam, mingled with the cries of
the wounded and dying, made a scene that
was at once awful and horrible, Eniuecr
Brewer, of the passenger train, was not to
be found, while Engineer Harris, of the
freight train, at once made the claim that
he had orders to run to Silver creek to al
low the excursion train to pass, while
Brewer, it is thought, fearing arrest, made
good his escape.
Soon after the disaster crowds flocked
from Silver Creek half-a-mile away, and
messages were at once sent out, asking for
a wrecking train and medical aid. Crowds
at once began the work of releasing the im
prisoned passenger;, dying and dead. The
sides of the smoker were- soon laid open
with axes and bars disclosing bruised and
mangled bodies lying doubled up in every
conceivable shape, and wreckers soon ar
rived, accompanied by Supt. Kimball in a
special car. With the aid of jack screws
the baggage car was lifted when the work
of removing the bodies was begun.
Couoner Blood, of Dunkirk., was on one
of the earliest relief trains, and had. the-
bedies of the dead removed to the freight
house near by. There they presented a hor
rible sight, many of them mangled beyond
recognization. The coroner empaneled a
jury and announced that he would begin
tomorrow at Dunkirk to investigate where
the blame for the terrible calamity should
Strange to say, seven coach loads of the
excursionists came to this city and from
here went to the falls as if nothing had hap
pened, the others remained in town narrat
ing their narrow escape.
The Slayer of Ex-Mayor Bowman, of
East St.Xouis, Confesses the
Dastardly Crimo.
St. Louis, Sept. 1J. Arthur Arbuthust,
alias A. L. Pittman, alias Charles "Walker,
alias Parsons, recently arrested at Coving
ton, Tenn., has confessed to the sheriff of
that county to having murdered the late
cx-Mavor Bowman, of East St. Louss, on
the 20th day of Xovcmbci, 188". The
sheriff has sent the confession to the author
ities of East St. Louis, as follows:
During the early part of November, 1S8",
I was visiting in East Louis, and while
walking m the outskirts of the city about
dusk one evening I was approached by a
well dressed man ol pleasing countenance,
who stopped and conversed with me. Af
ter a while he aked me if I wanted to
make some money. I told him I did; that
I was hard up. He said there was a man
in East St. Louis 'whom he wanted to put
out of the way. J told him I was his man,
and could make 'arrangements to kidnap
his victim. lie said he" didn't want him
kidnapped but murdered. I said I would
murder him for s:,000; if I was going to
be hanged at all I wanted to sell myself for
a decent sum. I didn't intend to" commit
the murder, however; I meant to kidnap
the man and keep him in an asylum. By
this means I could extoit money from
both my captive and my principal at the
same time. We made an appointment to
meet again, and at this second interview I
learned that my employer was vice presi
dent of a railroad and a resident of East
St. Louis. Final arrangements were then
made and I agreed to take the job for
2,500. One thousand dollars of that
amount he paid me on the spot in gold.
I started immediately for .New York and
while there made arrangements with Dandy
Jim and Striped Charley Blake to assist
me. On the 19th of Xovember I went back
to East St. Louis and there arranged the de
tails of the scheme. I bought a "bull dog
revolver, live-shooter, of 44 calibre, and
two long hunting knives. I didn't intend,
I want it understood, to murder Bowman,
but only bought the weapons to defend my
self if lie should resist my attempt to kid
nap him. That evening! met the railroad
vice-president by appointment, and while
we were talking together Bowman passed
There is the man, said my companion,
that I want put out of the way. lie gave
me hi photograph so that I could make no
mistake. By the next night nry plans
were completed save that my accomplices
had not arrived. I stationed a hack near
the house in which it was mv intention to
drive him to the avlnm where I had made
arrangements- for confinement I then con- j
caleu myseli near a lumber pile in front of I
Bowman s IioiisO and waited. I soon per
ceived the gentleman walking in mv di-
rcction, and when became opposite to me
I sprang out in front of him, presented my j
pistol before
a ins tace and commanded him ,
to halt. He seized my hand. " 1 told him j
to let jro, I was not going to kill him nor j inspected the commodious and well ap
take liis money. He droppal my hand and pointed building Dr Cordlsy of Law
stepped away a foot or two tad called "po- i rence, ex Governor Finney of Neosho
lice." ' Falls. Rev. F. T. IngalU of Emporia and
in order to quiet him I raised my revol-
ver and fired II- fell fare downwards
and I then knewt'mr F Jinf-1 ?iiirt Mm -iw-.r !
than I had intended T dirl nnt r.mn tJirm
comprehend that I had killed him; I only becoming one of the leaumg educational
intended to disable him, place him in the institutions of southern Kansas.
carriage and take him to the asvluiu. I '
walked up to his body and found that he For Jfuiu.il Protection,
was dead. 1 then started to escape, had ; Chicago, Sept 14 A number of po-t-gone
but a short distance when I met my ! ma-ters from points In Illinois. Iowa, ilia
employer. He thn paid me the rest of the ! ne-ota, Michigan and 3Iissouri. met here to
money. We went to his house in St. Louis ; dav to consider a plan for 2 mutual insur
and spent the remainder of the nirht ! ance asci&tion. The attendance was
Early m the morning disguised as a ',
woman. I took the rit train for Spring-!
nem, in.
The confessor then .details his travels i
throush the south and 'Jiis final arrival at :
Covington, Tenn., snd his subsequent ar-!
rest. ie states mat be makes the confes
sion voluntarily, simply because of a guiltv
conscience. lie knows his employers
name and his place of residence and could
easily identify him if he should ever sec
him "again. "He refuses to disclose the vice
president's name but promises to do so
when tne proper time alull amve.
Arthbuthnot states in his confession that j
he is 3D years old: was bom in Paris,
France; came to this country with his
mother when he was 13 years of age; lived
on Fifth avenue Xew York; that his mother
cow lives in Sarepta, Calhoun county, Mis
sissippi, and that he was married at the age
of IS, near Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Miss X.
Lea. Most of the localities in East St.
Louis named in the confession and many of
the circumstances attending the assassination
of Mr. Bowman, mentioned in the confes
sion, are correct, and the East St. Louis
olice authorities seem to plac some re
lianeeiu the man's statement, but they will
not give a delinite opinion as to whether
Arthbuthnot is the real murderer until
they have examined the case further.
Sheriff Taylor, of Tipton county, has
has been written to again. There isreally
nothing in the confession that could not be
stated by any one who read the .accounts
published at the time of he murder.
Estimable Lady Dead.
Sedalia, Mo Sept. 14. The wife of
Hon. Jchn T. Heard, member of congress
from the Sixth district, died at Booncville,
Mo., to-day of typhoid fever.
Fatal Texas Fever.
Detroit, Sept. 14. There has been a
slight outbreak of Texas fever in Spring
"Wells, during the past week. Four cases
have been discovered, three of them prov
ing fatal.
To the Land of the Leal.
Toronto, Sept. 14. Dr. Kane, of Bel
fast and G. Hill Smith, loyalists, delegates
from Ireland, addressed a large meeting at
Hamilton last night, and a loyalist resolu
tion was unanimously carried.
Millions In It.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 14. The trial
of the great three cornered Xickel Plate
foreclosure suit was begun in the common
pleas court here today, Millions of dollars
are involved in ths case.
The Barker Not Lost.
Chicago, Sept. 14. The rumored loss
of the steamer Gracie Barker was found to
be false through dispatches received late
last evening stating that she had run to Pe
tosky, where she was awaiting the subs!
dence of the storm.
Rebuild on the Ruins.
Kaktas Citt, Sept. 14. The proposi
tion to build a new court house in this city
at a cost of a half million dollars, to re
place the old one, was voted on today. Re
turns received at a late hour tonight are not
complete, but the indications are that the
proposition has been carried by a good ma
jority. ""A. Threatened Paralyser.
Chicago, Sept. 14. The stone contrnc
tors.of Chicugo, at a largely attended meet
ing to-day formally resolved that thev
would refuse to furnish any material, dl
rectly or indirectly, to any builder or own
er who countenances wliat is termed the
arbitrating policy of the brick layers' and
stone masons' union. Over 6,000 mechan
ics are directly involved in the struggle
which threatens to paralyze building opera
tions tnrougnout tne city.
Purloiners Caught.
Kansas City, Sept. 14. Seven men
were arrested here tonight for stealing
freight from loaded cars. Four were re
leased for lack of evidence whik Thomas
and John Moffat and "William Hamilton
were held. It is charged that they have
been operating for two years stealing "freight
from all the railroads running west Irora
here. They would unseal a "car and alter
the train had gotten out of the city would
throw the freight overboard and then con
vey it back to'the city by skiff either on
the Missouri or Xaw river.
Clothing Cutters' Troubles.
Xcw York, Sept. 1 1. The fight of the
clothing cutters is not apparently any near
cr a settlement than it ever was. Most of
the manufacturers appear, willing to settle
on the terms reccnrly agreed on, nut the
union men say some of the employers still
insist on oppressing their men on account
of the strike, ft is said a general strike
will be ordered before the enil of the week
in all of the eighty two :issociatiou shops.
This strike will not only include all cloth
ing cutters, but tailors and other employes
of manufacturers, and will affect 1-5,000
iiifn and women.
Almost Depopulated.
Charleston. S. 0 , Sept. 13. Xews
from Summerville last night was not o fa
vorable as the day before. A sh'k occur
red at 9:30 j'esterday morning sufficient to
shake buildings considerably and one oc
curred at 1 o'clock which overthrew a
small brick building connected witli a
sawmill. This is the first building ovcr
thown since the memorable night of Aug
ust 31st. Fortunately no one was injured.
Tkere are now comparatively few p-ople
lcmammg in summerville, it is said not
over twenty white families are left in the
A Portcntive Power.
Xnw York, Sent. 12. The "Women's
Xational Temperance union has drawn up
a petition to congress urging in new of the
alarming increase of assaults upon women
and voung girls, the legal age of consent be
raised as propcstl in the biifno btfore the
senate, to IS vears. The legal age of consent
in Delaware is 9 vojit- There are 200,000
women representing every state and terri
tory in the country, nor.- enrolled ia the
union. It not decided yet whethf r the pe
titions will Ix: presented at one tune'er
whether thev will b? sent in by each state
and territory epcraielv, but thev will le
presented carlr in the coming session of
Let Us Educate.
Euuejc' ?nt. 14. The Southern Kan-
sas academy at this place wai formally
dedicated to lay and opens for students on
the 14th mst. .a large concourse of people
were in attendance upon the exercise5nd
other notables were present and deliverea
addresses. The academv is in charge of
Prnf A F Rurnoll with ProL L. C.
WrvKir-r .is jivistant. and 'Ares promise of ,
small. Various plans were suggested, in j
all of wnich the general idea of te assess-J
meat of each po-tmaa r a tlxtxi sum upon
the death of int-mbers of the association,
The session will continue tomorrow.
The result of the meeting was the forrna-
tion of a Postmasters 3Iutual Benefit axso-1
ciau'on. A constitution and by-laws were
prepared and adopted. A committc of five
was appointed to secure the incorporation
of the association under the laws of Illinois
as soon as twenty members have been s
cured. Another mcctinc will be held on
the third Tuesday in January next, when
the organizati m will be completed.
The Government Printing ana
Engraving Departments
Kept Busy-
Grinding Out Paper Representa,-
tives of Hoarded Coin in
the Treasury.
Tlie 'cw Public Printer Formally As
sumes Charge of the Office
"o Changes to be Made.
A Day with the Politicians of the Conn-
try Willin' Barkuses Waiting
for a Huckleberry.
Likewise the Sports Upon the Toft ed
Race Course, the Diamond Field
and Commercial Exchanges.
Weather Reriort.
"Washington, Sept. 13, 1 a. m. Indi
cations for Illinois and Missouri: fair
weather followed by local rains, higher,
followed by lower temierature, winds gen
erally southerly.
For Kansas and Xebraska: local rains
followed by clear and cooler weather, wind
shifting to westerly.
"Washington, D. C, Sept. 14.-
president today appointed Simeon II. Cal
houn to be collector of internal revenue for
the district of Xebraska.
Thomas E. Benedict, Xcw York, this
morning took the prescribed oatli and im
mediately entered upon the duties of the
oflice of public printer.
"W. J- Davis, of Illinois, has been ap
pointed superintendent of the government
Indian industrial school to be established
at Grand Junction, Colo., under the act of
March 3, 18S.i, appropriating $23,000 for
buildings and furniture for the school.
F. Burke, of Xew York, has been ap
pointed superintendent of a similar school
at Albuqurque, X. M.
The bureau of engraving and printing is
now engaged in printing the one dollar sil
ver certificates, and a supply will be turned
over to the United States treasurer this
week. The two dollar certificate is not
ready for-printing. It is "expected that the
ones will le ready for issue in limited quan
tities next Monday. About 5,000 notes a
day is the present capacity of the bureau,
but within a week or i en" days the daily
out-put will be inen d to 80,000. Some
of the new ten dollar certificates have al
ready been put in circulation. The design
for the five dollar denomination ha3 been
prepared but has not yet been submitted to
Acting Secretary FuifehiM tor his appro
The series of oleomargarine stamps lias
been completed and they will be supplied
to collectors of internal revenue as rapidly
as they am be printed.
As soon as Mr. Benedict took possession
of tlit oflice the several foremen of the
various departments -were introduced to
their new chief. Mr. Ben.xlict after greet
iugeaeh ot individually addressed col
lectively. II? announr ed to them that each
was to continut in his present position for
the time being, o. until lie should further
communicate with hcm, that as early a
moment as wai l-ractmblp he would
address to each some inquiries respect
ing the work of his division,
the property in his hands. tc., and would
give directions in detail as to the work.
Until such time the system in existence un
der Mr, Bounds would continue a force
Mr. Benedict impressed upon his asS-tanU
that he wanted to avoid any interruption
or delay in the work of the oflice. Soiae
reductions in the force of employes in the
oflice will probably have to 1 made soon, j
Mr. Bounds informed -Ur. iscncuiri that
the present force Avas too large, and that
the condition of the appropriation
would not warrant its continu
ance. The law provides that o)
per cent, of the money appropriated
for the office shall be unexpended and
available on the first of January, and Mr,
Bounds delayed making the reduction that
this provision necessitates, localise he
wished to leave his successor unembarrass
ed in the matter. Congress appropriated
3-3,000 less for the office than Mr. Bounds'
estimates called for. The is a demand for
the immediate discharge or furlough of a
portion of the employes; how many will
have to go has not yet Inren ascertained.
The Outlook In Monde.
Special D:rsch to Ihe Tally Eatfe.
Meade Center, Kan., fccpt. 13. The
Democrats of Meade county has held their
convention. Vt . II bpngg was chosen
chairman and X. II. Clark Kcrctary. 3L
J. O'Mearn was nominated for representa
tive by acclamation, 3L B. Reed, county ,
clerk. Y". II. Willi', district clerk; . B. t
Chirk, county superintendent; ail nominated
for re election. The new men are: fcr
sheriff, Thos. 3IeAuliiT; treasurer. J. W.
Taylor; register of deed. J. W. Jamcs;
probate judge, O. J. Loofburrow; couoty
attorney, A. F. Hollenbeck.
It is noticeable that one ex-confederate
has a prominent position on the ticket white
tjie Qjjjoa soldier is represented br tfcctr '
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cindidate for coroner. On the other hani
the itepuohcan county
ticket 13 largelr
composed of old soldier: Cipt. It! 3f,'
Pointer for Representative, Capt. V,. D,
Hudson for probate judge and Capt. George
Eckert for Sheriff.
Hon. Tho?. George will pak in 3feada1
Center September 23, and Jndgc Peten
September 30. The-- are the first appoint
ments so far for public roeeriags. but the
political pot is beginning to boU. You
may put 3Ieade county down a soKdryl
Republican. J
Real estauj i? looking up. A large nunr- j
ber of sale? liave Iwen effected the zft
week. L.W
'ew Hampshire Republicans. ,
Coscoiid, Sept. 14. The Republican!
state convention assembled thi morriag j
with a large aitendanee. The cooveitioa j
was called to order at 1 1 .-00 br Chsrsisa
Gallmger Hon. 3Iaon W Tapp wail
choseu permanent chairman. The com
mittee on credentials reported 390 delegates
present. A ballot was taken for a candi
date for governor, which resulted as fol
lows: Whole number cast 591; nccessary
to a choice, 296: Charles II. Sawyer, of
Dover. 423. David II. Gcodell 165, and
Martin A. Haynes 1. Sawyer was dcclaacd
the nominee, and the nomination was made
The platform adopted reviews the work
of the Bepublican party in national af
fairs. The principal features of the reso
lutions adopted advocate the ten hour law,
the exemption of wages from trustee pro
cess, the abolition of child labor in manu
facturing corporations and the submission
to the people of a constitutional prohibitory
amendment, arraigns President Cleveland
for vetoing the pension bills, and the Dem
ocratic party in congress for opposing the
extension of American commerce, and for
its inactivity on the fisheries question.
At the second congressional district Be
publican convention this afteiioon Hon. J.
11. Gallmger, of Concord, was renominated
by acclamation.
"The Prohibition congressional convention
in the second district has nominated J. 31.
Fletcher, of Nashua.
Maine Electiou.
Portland, Sept. 14. Returns from all
but three towns in Cumlwrland county
show the entire Republican ticket electa!.
Returns so far received show that the
state senate will be composal of 26 Repub
licans and 5 Democrats. The last senate
was entirely Republican. The house of
representatives of 1SS5 was composed of
115 Republicans, 31 Democrats and 2
Greenbackers. The Republicuis gained
12, lost S and 4 more are in doubt. If the
doubtful ones are all Democratic the Re
publicans will have a gain of 6 over iast
Skowheoan. Mc.Septt 11. Somerset
county gives 050 plurality for Bodwell,
Republican, for governor. " The Republi
cans elect 7 of the 8 representatives, a gain
of over 1SS4. They also elect a enator
and every county otllcer.
Augusta, Me., Sept. 11. The official
election returns are being received at the
state house. About one hundred towns
and cities have responded thus far. Chair
man ilanly sotd this afternoon that Bod
weirs majority over Edwards would reach
fully 14,000. "The legislature will be near
ly as strongly Republican as two years ao.
The Republicans got every representative
district but one in Franklin county and
carry it 03- 000 majority.
Minnesota Democrats. j
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 14. The Dem
ocratic state convention met at noon to-day
nt Exposition hall to nominate 5 state tick
et. The convention w as cnlUtl to order by
Hon. Micliael Doran, who introduced Hon.
J. "W. Meager as temporary chairman nnd
J. Mcllale as secretary. Committees on
credentials, permanent organization and
resolutions were appointed.
The convention reassembled at 2:15.
The committee on permanent organization
reported the nomc of Col. J. F. Meager for
permanent chairman.
Mr. McGaughey, master workman of
the Knights of Labor of tfto-state Min
nesota, was theu introduced and presented
a series of resolutions adopted by the united
convention of the ICnighlsof Labor the Far-,
mers' Alliance and the putron3 of husbandry
and the trades union of St. Paul and .Min
neapolis, and made an eloquent address in
behalf of the workingmen
Nominations were then nndouuccd in or
der. and II. 11. Mels, of Preston, nominat
ed Dr. A. A. Ames, of Minneapolis, for
governor. The nomination was made
unauimou-j'jy a rh!s.r ote The tirke
was completed as follows. Lieutenant-governor,
John Frank of Mower county; Eie
retary of state, Luther Jagher, of Henne
pin; state auditor, J G Limlwrg. of St.
Louis: Mate treasurer, Henry Peoplta, of
Sibley; attorney general, Jolin II. In, of
Crookston; clerk of the hupreme ufixtt,
George T. Gaidncr. of Freeborn, Thy
nominations for the miprcme bench were
Th platform adopted endorses Prwfdorit
Cleveland's administration, condemns the
Republican managers .of state alhilrs, de
mand a radical tarill reform, favow funk
ing the agricultural department a cablnot
oflice and legislation in behalf of labor; op
po-as sumptuary Jaws, sympsiliL-iea with
Ireland nnd favors liberal war pan'loirt.
Indiana Republicans.
Indian roLis, Sept. 1 1. The ninth dis
trict Republican convention today nomi
nated Jas. U. Cheadle on the eighty-fifth
Sucker Democrats
Chicago, Sept. It. The Daily Newa
.Monmouth, 111, peHnl says- Congressman
Vwn. R. Xeecc was renominated In thw
Democratic congressional convention for
the elcvcnt'n district todav.
An Editor (Joes In.
St Job, Mo.. Sept. 1 1. The Republi
cans of the Fourth. (ILstrlct met here today,
and nominated Uvrgn Dunn, editor of tho
ilarysville Republican, for congress.
Bond IJelcaHod t Death.
XkwYokk. Spt II K J. Hill, who
came to this city with Ja. T. Honal last
year when the miter hot and kilh-d Tom
Davis a gambler, was held an a witncM to
the shooting. He was required to give
bowk and the money was deposited with
the city chamberlain. His bondsmen cama
to the district nttomey"& offl-e today to
claim the money. The ljozelsmna rcfu?e
to give lib name to reporters but Rtid Hill
was dcawl and he statM about tit week
aso a cam: of cowbor invaded tho tmvn
of liallinger, Texas, of which Hill wa city
marshal, nd went al-ont "fainting things
red." While trying to d-arta their leader
Hill was hot m"thi foot. !x-k j&w resulted
and Hill died nxt day. The XxmAistma
was told today he could'obtain the money
tomorrow from th" city chamberlain.
"Webtcrn Jtallroail 5Iana;:crjj.
Cwcaoo, Sept 1 1. At tin; nMtfsUft of
the Western railroad general m.wi3g"
held today, nothing wa done beyond care
fully revving the printed cople of Ihe
memorandum of zwcmcnU After derf t
ing the entire day to thij work, adjourn
ment was taken until tomorrow morning.
It is PTpfffiCtl that the pcrjnt about which
the disagreement now exists ib settle
nvnt of old balanci-! will exam up then
An Antiquarian Dead.
Cujctrvc, ScpU 14. CordonS. IJibionl.
okl reddest of Chicago, an ooe of th
ilrt white pioneer to -visit the prevent flta
of th city, ditd here this forenoon. He
Snst landed here ia 11S and ha? rtl'icl
here almo1 contlnuou-Iy ever ioce. !!
ttabjbheil.lhe firs; Une'of !akfcTeu;i fwm
tbf port and wa active ia nunrrmw pofe
lie enUrrprjAss.
Knlffhts In Rout
bxs Fka.vcico, Srpt. 1 f.fbc flm tit
tachment of Knljhu Trf3par has jut
marched down 3!oatgoflery Mrwrt on Jhdr
wsv to the fpeelal train which takes thtia
to the tritnnlnl coneUre to V "M ,&.
LouU. The dehtajTV
and presented

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