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IX
HIS WRONGS RECITED
Official Report of Dreyfns' Treatment on
Isle de Diable Told to Court.
PRISONER WEEPS WHILE THE REPORT IS READ
Sensational Day in the Famous Trial at Rennes---Postpon
ment Asked and Denied.
'WIDOW OF COL HENRY TESTIFIES—TORTURE OF THE PRISONER
Makes Despairing Cry at His Inability to Defend Himself—Wasbington
Officials Reoeive Further Reports of Death and Destruction in
Porto Rico—Gen. Davis Now Says 2000 Persons Were
Killed Outright—Many Dying.
Rennes, Aug. 16.—On assembling ot
court this morning Demange, Dreyfus'
counsel, asked adjournment on account
of Laborl's absence. Carrlere, govern
ment commissary, opposed the applica
tion most vehemently. He read a cer
tificate from Laborl's doctors saying it
might not be impossible for Laborl to
attend Monday. Carrlere dilated upon
the fact that the entire world is anx
iously awaiting a decision and upon the
necessity of ending the suspense. The
court retired, and after an absence of
twenty minutes returned with a unani
mous decision rejecting the application
on the ground that, the reasons ad
vanced are insufficient.
This was followed by the deposition
of Guerin, former minister of justice,
which was merely a repetition of his
evidence before the court of cassation.
Lebon, former minister of colonies, tes
tified in Justification of his instructions
to treat Dreyfus rigorously, declaring
the extreme stringency only dated from
the time he thought an attempt would
be made to rescue the prisoner.
Guerin, in his evidence, said that at
the end of October, Mercler laid before
the premier and himself a statement
that for some time documents had been
missed from headquarters and ex
pressed the opinion that Dreyfus was
the culprit first, because Col. Fobre
recognized that the bordeau was In
Dreyfus' handwriting second, because
Dreyfus alone knew of all matters en
umerated therein.
At a subsequent cabinet meeting
Mercler presented the bordeau and the
cabinet unanimously authorized Drey
fus' prosecution. None of the sccret
dossier documents were presented to
the cabinet.
Lebon, former minister of colonies,
^^"testified to the belief in tho guilt of
Dreyfus and defended roundly his treat
ment of Dreyfus on the Isle du Diable
declared under like circumstances he
would do the same again. Rigorous
measures were taken because there
were evidences that an attempt would
be made to rescue him. A certain tele
gram disappeared after crossing the
French border. An American vessel
passed the Isle Du Salut. It was then
he gave orders to shoot Dreyfus on the
slightest alarm.
The matter of the forged letter was
allowed by the government to reach
Dreyfus, with the apparent intention of
entrapping him to owning up. Dreyfus
declared he understood nothing of its
contents.
Gen. Roget followed. His evidence
was a vitriolic diatribe against Dreyfus
from beginning to end. At the conclu
sion of Roget's monologue Jouaust
asked Dreyfus if he wished to say any
thing and the prisoner, who, during
Roget's fulmlnatlon against him sev
eral times made a movement as if to
retort, but was waved down by Jou
aust, rose and in a voice strangled with
Amotion, whlqh had a thrilling effect
on his hearers, cried
"My colonel: It is a frightful thing.
,. Every day they tear my heart anT soul
without my being able to reply. It is
awful torture for an Innocent man and
a loyal soldier. It Is a frightful thing,
frightful, frightful!"
The audience was profoundly stirred
and began to applaud, but the ap
plause was quickly suppressed. De
mange announced that he would ques
tion Roget tomorrow and court ad
journed till tomorrow.
Roget's testimony was more in the
nature of an argument for the prosecu
tion. He scouted the idea that Ester
hazy, in spite of his confession, was the
author of the bordereau. He said Es
terhazy advanced and withdrew his
confession Intermittently. Roget re
pudiated Esterhazy's statement that he
wrote the bordereau under orders of
Col. Sandherr, declaring Sandherr was
one of the last to know of its existence.
He asserted that a letter passing be
tween the two embassies (meaning
German and Italian) had been found in
•which was the name of Dreyfus. As
to the document containing the words
"Cette canaille de D—," if "D" did not
stand for Dreyfus, for whom did It
stand.
Roget grew more excited as he pro
ceeded, till, when he'asked the court not
to
allow disinterested evidence like his
to lose preference over that of those
who benefited by treason, he broke
down, tears streaming down hts cheeks.
When he bad again masterd bis emo­
Ifcfr lift?i
fffei r*-*"*
tions, he renewed his attack upon Drey
fus, declaring that he atone could have
known the facts contained in the bor
dereau in every paragraph of which
there were traces of treason. Esterhazy
could not have known these things. He
declared Picquart had spent 100,000
francs trying to incriminate another
man than Dreyfus that he suppressed
documents tending to compromise
Dreyfus. As the general was greatly
fatigued by this time, at the suggestion
of Jouaust, he decidcd to continue his
testimony tomorrow.
Being asked if he had anything to
say, Dreyfus then gave utterance as to
the frightful torture which he was dally
undergoing, as quoted above, and court
adjourned.
Col. Jouaust asked Dreyfus if he had
any questions to put to the witness,
who replied, in an emotional voice:
"No I am here to defend my -honor.
I do not wish to speak of the atrocious
suffering which, for five years, I, a
Frenchman and an innocent man, suf
fered on the isle Du Diable."
Demange then asked that the official
report of the treatment of Dreyfus be
read. The clerk did so, and in a sym
pathetic tone recounted the harrowing
tale of Dreyfus' mental and physical
sufferings and his Inhuman treatment
on the island.
Deep drawn breaths of indignation
came from tho hearers as the reading
proceeded. Dreyfus, at first, watched
the faces of the judges with the usual
composure but, gradually, as the story
proceeded and the incidents of his awful
existence were brought before him,
tears glistened In his eyes and slowly
trickled down his cheeks.
Mercler listened to the reading of the
report unmoved, while Jouaust followed
it with an air of bored intolerance.
At the conclusion of the report Jou
aust ordered the next witness brought
in. A moment later thfe widow of Col.
Henry, the officer Who committed sui
cide in prison after confessing to forg
ing certain documents in the case, en
tered, attired in deep mourning. With
pale face and hand upraised before the
crucifix, she took the oath. She gave
her evidence with perfect self-posses
sion. It was of little weight, however.
She admitted frequent visits of Ester
hazy to her husband. She said her hus
band told her he forged one document,
"In order to save the honor fo his coun
try."
Mme. Henry, among other things, de
posed that Col. Henry did not know the
author of the bordereau. She declared
he "committed the forgery on account
of Col. Plcquart's proceedings, In order
to save the army, compromised by the
dishonesty of its enemies." (Sensition.)
ANGELES TAKEN.
American Forces Achieve Another
ictory In Philippines—'JOO Insurg
ents Killed uud Wounded—Import
ant Euguneruent.
Manila, Aug. 16.—The insurgents have
been concentrating for two days before
Angeles. Col. Smith, with ten compa
nies of the Twelfth regiment and two
guns of battery E, First artillery, this
morning attacked 2,500 strongly en
trenched Insurgents at the southern ap
proach to Angeies and drove them back,
after a sharp fight, the American troops
losing two killed and twelve wounded.
The insurgent loss is estimated at 200.
Our forces will hold Angeles. Two
hundred insurgents appeared this
morning in front of Dolores, a short dis
tance north of Forac, but were driven
off by one company of the Twelfth regi
ment. One American was wounded.
Otis' Ofllclal Itoport.
Washington, Aug. 1G.—Otis cables to
day:
"MacArthur's troops occupy the coun
try from Candalla to a point near An
geles, thence toward Porac, taking
within its line Santa Arita, Guagua and
Bacolor. Col. Smith, with ten compa
nies of the Twelfth infantry and two
guns of the First artillery, attacked to
day the enemy's entrenchments on the
outskirts of Angeles, estimated at 2.500,
driving them north and Inflicting upon
them the reported loss of 200 killed and
wounded. Our loss is two killed and
twelve wounded. On the 11th inst.
Young's troops, consisting of detach
ments of the Fourth cavalry, Twenty
fourth, Twenty-first and Twenty-fifth
infantry, drove the Insurgents north
east of Manila through Mara Quina and
San Mateo Into the mountains, return
ing ttje following day. A column ot la-
surgentg, BOO strong, descending the
road east of Baliuag for the purpose of
taking the railway, were driven by our
Balaiuag and Qulnga troops and rout
ed yesterday. This force is in full re
treat northward, carrying a number of
their officers. Angeles will be perma
nently occupied at once."
LABORI'S CONDITION.
Chances Good for Recovery of Drey*
rus' Counsel.
Rennes, Aug. 16.—Labor! passed a
belter night. He had some sleep and
his condition is more reassuring.
Rennes, Aug. 16.—Laborl is worsqf this
evening. A slight fever has returned.
The Xray photographs being developed,
the position of the bullet was not dis
covered.
Blood Flows In Paris.
Paris, Aug. 16.—AB an anti-Semite
group was standing at the corner of the
Faubourg St. Denis and the Rue de
Valenciennes last evening some pass
ers-by were greeted with cries of
"Down with the Jesuits," whereupon
they were surrounded and threatened
by the demonstrators.
A supposed anarchist then fired sev
eral revolver shots, wounding three
men. One of them, a man named Ca
mille, was taken to a hospital seriously
wounded.
The alleged anarchist was arrested.
DENOUNCE GOEBELISM.
Antl Goebel Democrats, 8,000
Stronc, Moct at Lexington.
Lexington, Ky„ Aug. 16.—Over 2,000
democrats opposed to Goebel for gov
ernor and the ticket nominated at
Louisville are in the city to attend the
state convention, which meets at 2 this
afternoon. A full state ticket will be
named. The platform will denounce
Goebelism, endorse the Chicago plat
form, endorse Bryan and ignore expan
sion and war issues.
PBAISES THE FLAG.
President McKlnlcy Says It Symbol
izes Loyalty to Government—Great
Demonstration In Ills Honor at the
Catholic Summer School at Pitts
burg.
Platsburg, N. Y., Aug. 16.—President
McKinley made the first speech yester
day that he has made In several weeks.
It was the occasion of his visit to the
grounds of the Catholic Summer School
of America at Cliff Haven, only a short
half-mile from the Hotel Champlain.
Mr. McKinley came to the Hotel
Champlain so that Mrs. McKinley
might have the rest and quiet that
seemed to be necessary for her at this
time and also that he might get away
from the worries and vexations of life
at Washington and lay aside for a time
as far as possible the resposnibilities of
the presidential office. He has steadily
refused all Invitations that have been
showered on him to lay corner stones,
attend picnics, dinners, etc. Yesterday,
however, he accepted an invitation to
visit the grounds of the summer school.
He had do Idea of making a speech.
He spent the forenoon in receiving
several callers, among whom were the
members of the entertainment sub
committee of the Dewey reception com
mittee in .New York, who urged him to
attend the reception to Admiral Dewey
at New York. Later he drove to the
summer school grounds, where he found
a crowd that filled the big auditorium
to overflowing and extended out upon
the lawn in front. There were fully 3,
000 persons present.
When the president appeared upon
the stage he was given an ovation. The
audience rose to its feet and, waving
flags, handkerchiefs and parasols,
cheered itself hoarse. Dr. Lavelle, pres
ident of the school, Introduced the pres
ident
When the president arose he was
greeted by such a spontaneous outburst
of applause that he was forced to re
spond to the cordial welcome, and he
spoke as follows:
"Father Lavelle, Members ot the
Catholiu Summer Schooi, Gentlemen
and Ladies: I had not Intended to say
a word, but I cannot sit sileii"- in the
presence of this splendid demonstration
of your good will and patriotism I
cannot forbear to give expression of my
very high appreciation of the gracious
welcome you have given me here tndav
an"d the more than gracious words of
commendation uttered by your presi
dent.
"Whatever the government of the
United States has been able to accom
plish since I last met you in this audi
ence chamber has been because the
hearts of the people have been with the
people of the L'nlted States. Our pat
riotism is neither sectional nor sectar
ian. We may differ in our political and
religious beliefs, but we are united for
country. Loyalty to the government is
our national creed. We follow, all of us,
one flag. It symbolizes our purposes and
our aspirations it represents what we
believe and what we mean to maintain,
and wherever It floats it is the Hag of
the free and the hope of the oppressed,
and wherever and whenever it is as
sailed, at any sacrifice it will be carried
to a triumphant peace.
"We have more (lags here than we
ever'had before. They are in evidence
everywhere. I see them carried by the
little ones on your lawn, and as long as
they carry these flogs in their little
hands there will be patriotism in their
hearts. That flag now floats from the
homes of the millions even from our
places of worship it is seen from our
schoolhouses, from the shops and the
factories, from the mining towns, and
it waves from the camp of the pioneer
on the distant outpost and on the lum
berman's hut, and what It represents is
dear to his heart. Ttebelllon may delay,
but It can never defeat its blessed mis
sion of liberty and humanity. I thank
you again for this most cordial and gra
cious greeting."
The president spoke slowly and delib
erately and yet earnestly, weighing
every word carefully. Only once he
raised his voice and that was when he
said that "the American flag, wherever
and whenever it is assailed, will be car
ried to a triumphant peace." At this
point the audience let loose and cheered
Him to the echo.
The speech-making being over, the
audience arose and joined in singing
"The Star-Spangled Banner," after
which the president shook hands with
all those preterit, -who filed past btm on
the atac*.
National Democratic Leader Tells
Party in Iowa to Make Silver
Subordinate Issue.
Thinks Foreigner Will Understand
Expansion Better Than
16 to 1 Problem.
Signifies His Approval of Sells Can
didacy—Weaver Follows fcuit
—The Populists.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Aug. 16.—William Jen
nings. Bryan evinced an ability to climb
into the bandwagon yesterday which
was surprising, even to those who had
thought they knew best his characteris
tics as a politician. On four different
occasions yesterday, in party confer
ence and in public address, he declared
his willingness to lay aside his 16 to 1
beliefs and to give prominence to other
issues. This was all that the most ard
ent Sells men had dared to hope, and
when In a conference with the state
central committee Mr. Bryan gave full
endorsement to Cato Sells' candidacy,
and approved the plan of the demo
cratic management to straddle the
money question, they felt that victory
was already assured
But it wat in an address delivered to
the county chairmen In the afternoon
that the great national leader declared
squarely his belief that free silver as
a campaign Issue is dead, and that to
win the democrats must look for other
weapons with which to fight. This ad
dress was delivered to the chairmen af
ter Mr. Bryan had had a long confer
ence with the s'a'.e management and
had explained to him in full the
situation In Iowa- In this speech he
said:
"Last time we were defeated by the
votes of the foreign born voters. We
had a majority of the native born citi
zens. The foreigner? '•yuldn't under
stand the Issues. Th«y didn't know
about the silver question, and we could
not get literature to t.henu This time
they will understand better even than
the native born. They know what a
standing army means even better than
we do. They know what expansion
means. This time thev will be with us.
They know what Imperialism means
and wI'Tvote against'lt.
"We do not need In surrender a single
idea of the Chicago platform. Like t-he
inaugural speech of 7 '/jmas Jefferson,
it was made for all time. But when
new and important issues come up, we
can take them Into the family and fight
on them without apologizing for any
previous fight w« have made."
In the hopes of winning back the gold
democratic vote. Bryan is willing to
make the campaign on any issue, but ail
that he and his silver friends may win
in order to carry Into execution the
same plans which they have held since
the adoption of the platform of 1S96. P.y
masking behind "anti" declarations the
leaders hope to achieve a victory for 16
to 1.
Gen. James B. Weaver was won over
completely by the conservative influen
ces in the party, anrl to a party of gold
democrats on Monday night he an
nounced that he would be willing to
have any old kind of a platform adopt
ed could he but be a nominee. He an
nounced yesterday that he should be
fully satisfied with a stnple reaffirma
tion of the Chicago platform, without
any frills of any kind. He announced
at the same time that he was willing
to work for the nomination of Sells,
and that he was willing to act as a
democrat, regardless, just so that he
could still be allowed to think of himself
as a populist.
But same of the populists broke last
night from the leadership of Gen.
Weaver, and after they found that he
was trying to get their support for Sells
th^y had a meeting and decided to hold
the populist convention, called by Gen.
Weaver, but afterwards abandoned af
ter his selection to deliver an address.
In this meeting of the populists they de
clared their willingness to abide by a
simpl" money plank, but as wholly un
willing to put up with Cato Sells as a
gubernatorial nominee. Notice to this
effect was served on the democratic
leaders, with a thrc-at that if Sells were
nominated they would hold a separata
convention and would fight the demo
crats to a finish in the fail campaign.
Mr. Bryan's speech at the auditorium
wtis a long one, devoted to the anti
trust, money and imperialism questions.
A large portion of his speech was an ar
gument pgainst expansion. That part of
his speech was given particular atten
tion, as It indicated that Bryan was
willing to make it one of the main is
sues of the campaign, paramount to 16
to 1, if it appeared to be the more pop
ular. On the question of expansion he
said:
"What does expansion mean? It
means the exploitation of a new coun
try. If this people want to sell their
birthright for a mess of pottage let
them at least investigate the quality of
the pottage. How much will It cost this
countr to hold S.000,000 people, speak
ing thirty different languages and liv
ing in 1,200 different islands? Who can
tell? How much will we get back? I
think we can \('hlp the Filipinos into
subjection—all of them who do not die
in the process. We can not tell how
long it will take, or how often we will
have to repeat the subjugation, or how
much it will cost, but I am enough of
an American to think we can beat any
nation on earth—that we ought to beat.
Little Spain had almost completed the
job of whipping the Filipinos, after hav
ing been at it only 300 years. She sold
to us a quit claim deed—or rather an
option on the fighting. (Laughter). It
is not a question of whether we can
whip the Filipinos or not, but whether
we ought to whip them. I do not like to
bring this question down to dollars and
cents, but will It pay? It will not pay
the right people._I can understand how
men wanting offices In the army de-
(Continued on Second Face.)
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The ,fV,«i# ther.
For Iowa—Fair tonight, followed
Thursday afternoon or night by thun
der storms in the west warmer in the
east and central tonight southerly
winds.
For Illinois—Fair tonight and prob
ably Thursday warmer in the extreme
north and west tonight warmer in the
north Thursday southeasterly winds.
PAGE OXK
TELEGRAPH AND GENERAL:
The Democratic Convention.
Sensation in Dreyfus Case.
Two Thousand Dead in Porto Rico—
Many Dying of Starvation.
Another Victory in Philippines.
Bryan Side Tracks 16 to 1—His
Speech on, Imperialism.
PAGE TWO.
IOWA AND GHNERAL:
Yorktown Prisoners Heard From.
More Regiments to Be Recruited.
News of the Day.
An Old World Traveler.
1*AG IS TIIKKK.
IOWA NEWS:
Fifty-first May Be Brought to Iowa
in a Body.
Iowan Gets Rich in Klondike.
Short Iowa Specials.
PAGES FOUK A.VD FIVi:.
EDITORIAL:
Cato Sells' Speech.
Marriage on a Small Salary.
Has Otis Failed?
Topics of the Times.
Iowa Press Comment.
PA«KS SIX AND SEVEN,
CITY NEWS:
Old Settlers In Possession of the City
—Program, Death Roll, Reminis
cences and Notes of Interest.
Workman Falls from Third Story of
Woodbury Building.
Ray-Griswold Nuptials.
Miscellaneous City News.
PAiK KKill!'.
IOWA AND GENERAL NEWS:
The Wednesday Markets by Wire.
Miscellaneous Matters.
DIE 0F
HUNGER.
Terr!bio Privation Result of Storm
In Porto liico—'J.OOO Were Killed
Outright.
Washington, Aug. 16.—The appalling
conditions in Porto Rico were more
fully known to the war department to
day by Gen. Davis in a dispatch which
ZENOR IS CAUGHT.
Clever Work Brings tho Nevada
l-'orger Into Custody—51
ore Crook
ncss Brought to Light.
Special to Times-Republican.
Nevada, Aug. 16.—A telegram this
morning announces the capture of a
man supposed to be the forger, Frank
Zenor, at Omaha. This is the outcome
of some clever work on the part of his
victim, J. A. Fitchpatrick. After the
set about to find some means of bring
ing Zenor into the clutches of the law.
Investigation revealed the fact that
there was a woman, claiming to be his
wife, residing in Blue Springs, Neb.
Officers there were at once instructed to
watch her and. If she gave any signs
of moving, to follow and learn h®r des
tination. The theory was that Zenor
would probably attempt to join the
oman, and it seems to have been cor
rect, for she packed hfr trunks yester
day and took a train for Omaha" lilue
Springs, officials telegraphed to tho
Omaha police to arrest the man whom
she met on her arrival at the metropo
lis.
This was accordingly done and the
telegram seems to indicate that the
man is the forger, Zenor. Sheriff Banks
left on the early morning train armed
with the proper papers and will bring
back the fugitive if it is the right man
and if Nebraska officials will give him
up on requisition papers. The man's
audacity is becoming more and more
apparent as fast as investigation is
made. It now appears that besides be
ing wanted in Nebraska for forgery he
successfully accomplished a steal simi
lar to the one in this city on a promi
nent Boone ilrm, who loaned $r.OO on
property in Story county belonging
Zenor'& brother. This was done exactly
as in Mr. Fitchpatriek's case, Zenor ap
pearing with all the necessary papers,
deeds, etc., and signing his brother":
name. In both cases the abstracters
are entirely blameless, as it was no
carelessness of theirs that brought
the losses, since every legal document
was at hand and the proper signature
made.
Dr. Thomas Wedded.
Franklinvllle, ICy., Aug. 16.—The mar
riage of Dr. Hiram W. Thomas, pas'tor
of the People's church, of Chicago, and
Miss Vandella Varnum, the well known
lecturer, occurred at the home of the
bride's father today. TN» wedding was
very oulet.
TTtrfrlMifKi
THE 10WA DEMOCRATS
The State Convention in Session for Nomin
ation of State Officers.
WHITE LIKELY TO BE NOMINEE FOR GOVERNOR
Populists Refuse to Accept Cato Sells, Although Weaver
Was Willing.
BUT CATO'S SPEECH FAILED TO MENTION THE SACRED RATIO
And the Populists Bolted His Nomination—Sells' Name Withdrawn-
Dramatic Incident at Conclusion of Temporary Chairman's Ad­
dress—Little Contest for the Minor Offices—Sells Makes
Speech Nominating White—Bashor Apparently Deserted.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Aug. 16.-4:30 p. m.—The
indications are that White will be nom
inated, though Sells is being urged to
accept. The name of A. C. Daly, of
Marshall, has been presented to the
convention.
The committee on resolutions, after a
long wrangle, adopted the Chicago plat
form in its entirety.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, Aug. 16.—Early this
morning the populists gave further ev
idence of their break from the leader
ship of Gen. Weaver by repeating their
threat, made the night before, not to
support the democratic ticket should
Cato Sells be the nominee. Their anti
Sells resolution \vas placed in the hands
of the democratic managers. They af
terwards agreed to compromise the
matter and to accept Sells providing a
16 to 1 plank were inserted in the plat
form. which they agreed, to accept on
a simple endorsement of the Chicago
platform. When this compromise was
reported to Cato Sells he most em
phatically declared that nothing could
sas the deaths outright in the island induce him to accept a nomination on
will reach 2,000, while many are dying
daily from injuries and privations. Da
vis adds: "There is much destitution In
the interior. Deaths are occurring from
lack of food. It is not possible to reach
these points with packs before next
week, for, in many cases, the roads and
trails are so destroyed that only men on
foot can get to and from these districts.
The stores coming on the McPherson
will be in time, for I am supplying the
most pressing needs at all accessible
points with the stores on hand. So great
is the destruction of roads there is no
communication as yet with one-third of
the island. Men are detailed in every
municipality collecting data and reliev
ing the most pressure needs. Many
thousands of private cattle and horses
were drowned. The larger part of the
deaths are of natives from drowning,"
a 1G to 1 plank. Fred White was then
consulted and he finally agreed to ac-!
readily acceded to the demand for
White. The pops, however, Indicate a
disposition to make good their threat,
and while the democrats were listening
to the address of Cato Soils the popu
lists met In convention in the Y. M. C.
A. building, adjoining the auditorium.
of Creston,
They selected W. H. Robb.
a son-in-law of Fred White, as tempo-
At the conclusion of Mr. Sells' add'-o^
as temporary chairman the convention
went wild over tho mention of Bryan's
name. There then came near being a
stampede to Sells. J. H. Gillispie, the
forgery was discovered Mr. Fitchpatrick big-voiced reading' clerk, stepped to the'avowed candidate for superintendent of
front of the rostrum and in stentorion
tones cried: "And they said Cato Sells
WRin't
a democrat." The applause was
deafening and at its conclusion Cato
Sells stepped forward and said:
"A few days ago I read in the public
press a telegragh dispatch saying that
in the Polk county convention Cato
Sells had been denounced as pot being
a democrat. My heart was wounded
as It was never wounded before. 1
came to this convention with
wound unhealed. I believe that
ch
power
he was one of the manliest of men. I
can not allow this occasion to pass
without declaring to you that Cato Sells
is a democrat and that there is no ob
jection to his democracy."
The convention went wild. Three
cheers .were moved for Cato Sells and
there were loud cries for a speech from
McHenry. As he was not present, the
incident passed, but for a time Cato
Sells was the choice of the convention
for the gubernatorial nomination.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
At the afternoon session Thomas
Maxwell, of Des Moines, was elected
permanent chairman, and the tempor
ary organization with this exception
was made permanent. Nominating
speeches were limited to five minutes.
In his address- Chairman Maxwell paid
a tribute to Bryan, Weaver and Sells,
and denounced Governor Shaw for his
Colfax address. Calls were being made
for the report of the committe on res
olutions, but as the committee waB
deadlocked an attempt was made to
proceed to nominations. This was op
posed by the country delegates, woo
feared Sells' nomination vfftfiout a 18 to
1 plank, and the motion was defeated.
There were loud cries for White and
Bashor, but the chairman refused to
recognize any and called on Rev. Fath-t
er Nugent, of this city, for an address.^
Confusion followed, cries of "Bashor"
and "White" interrupting the proceed-'1
lngs. A motion was made inviting S. H.
Bashor to address the convention. This
was amended, adding the names of L.
T. Genung and Fred White to the list
of speakers. The greatest confusion fol
lowed and the chair, unable to put the
question, finally ruled them all out of
order. This only increased the confu
si on.
NOMINATIONS.
At 3 o'clock a motion was recognised
ruling out nomination speeches and
nominations were called for gov
ernor. L. T. Genung nominated Fred
K. White. It. F. Grim nominated Cat^
Sells and brought forth a big demoi]
stration. Sells immediately arose a^
declined the nomination, urging
nomination of White.
Des Moines, la., Aug. 16.—Bull
4:20 p. m.—S. H. Bashor followed
and in a long speech withdrew In
of White. Many seconds were gt-j
Sells'
nomination, and it was ur
Uon was
at
^h^reW c^
of
cept the nomination. A slate was thenjT. Redmond, of Oskaloosa. noif,
made with Fred White as the nominee Anthony C. Daily, of Marshalltowrt
for governor and Sells was put on for'J. Laylander, of Cedar Falls, nomin_._4.
White's nominating address. Bashor
s-
was not in it for a minute today and he (Copyright, 1S39, by Associated Press.^
Des Moines, Aug. 10.—The state demor
era tic convention opened this mornii
at 11 o'clock. Every county was re,
resented, the first time in five yea
H. Bashor, of Waterloo. 1
After calling the convention to orde
Chairman Fred Townsend, of Albia, ir
tvodueed Hon. Cato Sells, of Bento.
S
rary chairman and then adjourned to jsiderable interest over what the speaker
await the action of the democrats. (would say in regard to silver. His posi
At 11 o'clock Chairman Fred Town- tion in the campaign of 1S96 had created
send, of the state central committee, [distrust among the ultra-silverites. The
called to order the democratic conven-'speech was a disappointment to the sil
tion. After the singing of "America" iver democrats and populists for the rea
by the audience Rev. Wirt, of Des son that he failed to mention the ratio
Moines, pronounced the invocation. Injof "16 to 1,"
introducing the temporary chairman Just before the convention asembled
Mr. Townsend styled Cato Sells as one Sells withdrew his name from conaid
of the greatest of ail Iowa democrats, -jeratlon as a candidate for the nomina-''
The applause which greeted the tempo- tion of governor. All of Sells' forces
rary chairman was confined principally now favor the nomination of Fred
to the stage, boxes and galleries. [White, the nominee two years ago.
[The full text of Cato Sells' speech cells' withdrawal was the result of a
appears on page five of this issue
temporary chairman. There was con-
conference of the leaders of the con-
1
vention.
The general impression is that M. L.
Bevis. of Tama, would have little op
position for lieutent governor.
Prof. Hoist, of Boone, la the only
public instruction.
S. Morrissey, of Shelby, was chosen
secretary. Reports of the committe
by districts were heard and a recess
2 o'clock taken.
TRANSVAAL SITUATION.
Conditions firowlus More Grave—A
Crisis Sjeerus Near— British. Prep
arations.
London, Aug. 16.—The Transvaal sit
uatlon is unchanged, according to all
rh"!jcontinuad
at
obtainable oftloial information, but the
manliest thing any man can is to. the British demands makes matters
right a wrong and when Waller McHen- jinore strious. The war oflice has com
ry came to me yesterday and confessed pietcd preparations for an emergency
that he had been terribly mistaken and force of 30,000 to be ready to leave with
assured me that he would do ail in his iin
11
to right the wrong, I knew that
U-ion
delay of the Boer answer to
week-
Fast
steamers for transpor-
nro :i
A WaiUu?r
°^er8'
Pretoria, Aug. 16.—The British agent
here denies the stories that fresh com
munications have been addressed by
Great Britain to the Transvaal or that
there have been any modifications of
the British demands.
SUICIDE AT WATERLOO.
William Hcckert llangs Himself-
Despondent Over 111 Hcultlt.
Special to Times-Republican.
Waterloo, Aug. 16.—William Beckert
was found dead tls noon In the attlo at
his home. He hung himself on
a nail with a small cord. Ho
was an old resident, formerly con
nected with a brewery. The cause of
the act was loss of health and despon
dency over an Investment he believed
would result in a loss.
Sl,.")50 For un Kye.
Special to Times-Republican.
Waterloo, Aug. 16.—The B., C. R. A N.
Railroad Company yesterday settled
with W. F. Burke, Cedar Falle, paying
him $1,550 for injuries sustained In a.
wreck May 28, near Washburn. Burke
was struck in the eye by a parasol
the hands of a woman passenger
wil probably lose the sight of |k|
Jured optic.
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