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Many Lives Sacrificed
in a Gale Off
Reports of Missing Sailors and
Yachtsmen Are Pour
ing In.
Great Damage Done by the Tornado
In the Business Sec
CHICAGO, 111., July 7.— With little
warning of its terrific death-deaiing force
and destructive character a wind and rain
storm, such as has not been seen for years,
broke opon the city about 5:30 o'clock this
afternoon. The complete result will not
be known until to-morrow, but it is certain
to-night that four lives were lost on Lake
Michigan by the capsizing of boats at the
mercy of the hurricane.
The first appearance of the storm was
indicated by a severe blowing of dust in
the business part of the city, sending the
thousands of pedestrians to seek refuge in
the hotels and stores which were open. In
a few minutes the gale increased to a fifty
mile gait and the sky was overcast with
circulating clouds and black masses filled
with the deluge to come.
Wind and rain soon mingled with ter
rific force, and people on jthe streets and
the thousands of women and children in
the parks became frightened, thinking a
tornado was upon them. The heat during
the day had been oppressive and the win
dows in the hotels were left open. Before
they could be closed thousands of dollars
worth of damage had been done and sev
eral injuries from glass were reported.
It was dangerous to venture on the
streets of the downtown district where fly
ing flagpoles, awnings, signs and broken
windows tilled the air. This was espe
cially true along State street. Several
hundred of flags which hung from the
windows of the prominent stores of Siegel,
Cooper & Co. and A. M. Rothschild & Co.
-wept from their fastenings and car
ried with deadly force to the sidewalk.
Several persons who braved the storm
were struck by poles, but they escaped
serious injury.
Two thousand spectators were caught at
the basebaJl park during the league game,
and had to stay huddled in the grand stand
until the deluge subsided. The duration
oi the storm, so far as the rain was con
cerned, did not exceed two hours, but the
vrind remained high until a late hour.
Probably 100.000 people were caught in
the parks away from any shelter, and were
wet to the skin before finding cover.
Thousands of these unfortunates were on
wheels, and they got even a worse drench
ing than those on foot.
The yacht Idler capsized in the lake near
Rogers Park when the storm broke. Wil
liam Newcom ana Ellis Park were thrown
into the water, but managed to cling to the
upturned boat until the crew of the life
saving station rescued them.
Reports were received by the police from
a variety of sources during the night of
boats having been seen to capsize during
the storm, and the occupants to disappear
under the water, but no bodies have yet
been recovered* and it will be impossible
to ascertain the exact loss of life until the
reports of the missing are received.
At midnight the news was received that
Charles Kline and Charles Leeshook, who
were supposed to have been drowned by
the capsizing of the yacht Pilot, were
picked up alive off the Thirty-lifth-street
pier. They were almost dead from ex
haustion and reported that their compan
ion, John Ross, was surely drowned. The
yacht was seen in distress at the outset of
the storm off the Twenty-second-street
pier, and spectators were sure all had been
drowned wnen the boat capsized and noth
ing more was seen of the occupants, the
three men mentioned.
A rowboat with one man in it was seen
off the north pier wheu the storm broke
about two miles from shore. He was seen
to struggle with his frail craft, and in a
few minutes disappeared under the white
capped waves, to be seen no more.
On the Panhandle Railroad at Ada
street a switch tower was lifted from the
foundation and turned over. August
Boedlow, the watchman, who was in the
tower at the time, had his legs broken by
the fall and his hands and face were se
verely cut.
Two high walls, which had been left
standing at 442 Wabash avenue, on the
site of a burned building, were blown down
and threw the people of the neighborhood
into a fright, but no one was hurt.
A loss of several thousand dollars was
caused by the blowing down of the roof of
the live-story building at 12G Washington
i-treet, adjoining the Chicago Opera-house.
Every office below was flooded, as; was
the costly saloon of Daniel O'Brien on the
ground floor. The ceiling broke and a fire
also started from the electric wires. Over
$2000 damage was done to the department
store of A. M. Rothschild & Co. by the
breaking of plate-glass windows and the
destruction of goods. Fireman Lee Grant
of the firm had his hands seriously cut
while trying to save merchandise in the
windows. A big plate-glass show-window
in the store of Siegel, Cooper & Co. was
smashed by the fury of the wind, which
seemed to blow in every direction at once.
Plate-glass windows in the stores of the
H. 0. Mott Iron Works; Thorson & ('as
sidy, sporting goods, the bank of the Na
tional Trust Company, the saloon of George
H. Andrews and the cigar-store of Conn
Bros, were laid out on the street in fine
particles. Trees and telegraph-poles were
blown down by tne score.
Houses Are Carried Atcay and Loss of
JAfe Js Feared.
MEMPHIS, Ten.w. July 7.— A terrific
cyclone is sweeping this section to-night,
though as yet no loss of life is reported. It
must have occurred, however, as many
houses were either swept entirely away or
badly wrecked.
The earliest approach of the storm was
The San Francisco Call.
about 8 o'clock, at Covington, Term., forty
miles north of here. There several houses
were battered and torn. At 11 o'clock it
swept over Pine Bluff, Ark., wrecking a
number of smaller houses, hurling them
quite a distance. Wires from there, north
and south, arc down.
It swept over this city about midnight,
but owing to its natural protection from
heavy windstorms no serious casualties
have appeared as yet. The storm was fol
lowed by a heavy rainfall.
Over a Hundred Huildinya Overturned
or Wrecked at El Reno.
EL RENO, 0. T., July 7.— A terrific
storm struck this city this afternoon about
5 o'clock. Many small frame nouses were
overturned, and great damage was done to
some of the best buildings in the city. The
Kerfoot Hotel was perforated with flying
gravel, that broke nearly all the windows
out of the west side. The First National
Bank front was blown in. Lee's big livery
barn was badly wrecked, and the African
M. E. Church destroyed. The roof of the
Masonic block was crushed by falling
chimneys. More than 100 buildings in all
were overturned or wrecked.
At the fair grounds everything was swept
away. George Baicer, who owns a string
of trotters, was seriously injured. Brown
Bonnie and Rustler, two valuable trotting
horses owned by M. T. Stanley, were so
badly hurt that they will have to be killed.
For three days past the heat has been
awful. The thermometer has not been
below 98 at midnight, and has reached as
high as 10!'. Turing the storm this after
noon it was as dark as midnight.
Six Persons Drowned by the
Capsizing of a Steam
Passengers Insist on Venturing
From Shore Despite the Ap
proaching Storm.
LAKE GENEVA, 111., July 7.— Six
persons were drowned in Lake Geneva this
afternoon by the swamping of the steam
launch Dispatch in the tornado which
swept over this section about 5 o'clock.
The drowned are: Dr. and Mrs. Hogan and
child, Father Hogan, a Catholic priest from
Harvard, 111., Mrs. Franc and John Pres
ton, the engineer of the launch.
The engineer saw the storm coming and
wisned to remain in port at Elgin, 111., but
the passengers insisted on crossing over to
Keyes Park. When half way across the
storm struck the boat and it must have
gone down like a shot.
Another steamer coming along picked
up five hats and the body of Mrs. Hogan,
who had been, kept afloat by her large
sleeves. She had been beaten by the storm,
however, until life was extinct.
The Dispatch was one of the World's
Fair launches and was owned by W. N".
Johnson. The boat was worth about $3000.
Buildings Torn front. Their Foundation*
by the I'urioua dale.
PEORIA, 111., July 7.— One of the worst
storms in the history of Peoria swept over
the city this afternoon, followed by a light
rain. Great damage was done to buildings,
several being lifted and moved from their
foundations. The roofs of several business
blocks were blown to the street, and the
running of streetcars was seriously inter
fered with. Awnings were torn town and
windows smashed in.
It was also the hottest day of the year,
the thermometer registering 98 degrees in
the shade.
West of here, on the Terre Haute, Peoria
and Western Railway, the damage was
Every Building in a Kansas Town
Damaged by the Wind.
TOPEKA, Kans., July 7.— A heavy wind
and rain tornado struck the little town of
Canton this afternoon and nearly demol
ished it. Barns and houses were over
turned and destroyed, and not a single
building in the town escaping injury. A
score of people were injured by flying tim
bers. James Snyder and two others were
buried under an overturned barn, and
Snyder suffered a broken arm and other
injuries from which he cannot recover. A
number of farmhouses that lay in the path
of the storm were destroyed and great
damage was done to crops.
Up to a late hour to-night no deaths had
been reported, but it is not impossible
that a number of fatalities have resulted.
A Kansas River Rises at the Rate of Two
feet an Hour.
PEABODY, Kan., July 7.-A terrific
rain and wind storm visited this town and
vicinity this afternoon, and much damage
to barns, windmills and crops by the wind
is reported. The streams are higher than
they have been for ten years. The Doyal
rose eight feet in four hours, and many
bridges are in danger of being washed
away. About one foot of water stood in
the depot and part way up Main street.
A Disastrous Stortn Sweeps Over the
Great Wheat Belt.
FARGO, X. D., July 7.— A storm Friday
night, extending from Anselm, fifteen
miles west of here, and from one to two
miles wide, damaged 30,000 to 40,000 acres
of grain, threw buildings from their founda
tions and deluged the country. Four
inches of rain fell in a few hours.
Hottest Day of the tear.
CHICAGO, 111., July 7.— A special from
Delavan, Wis., says the storm there this
afternoon was terrific. Roofs were blown
i from houses, trees were felled, windows
broken and the crops badly damaged. Re
ports that it was the hottest day of the
year come in from several quarters. At
Elk Horn, Wis., the rain which fell to
day will be the means of paving of crops
which were suffering from the drought.
Almost a Cyclone.
SAVANNAH, 111., July 7.— A storm,
amounting almost to a Western cyclone,
struck this place this afternoon at 3
o'clock. There was much damage done to
property. The thermometer dropped from
97 to 7<i degrees. Littie rain fell here, but
there was a heavy storm lo the south.
Exterminated the Chinch Rug.
CARLISLE, 111., July 7.— The heaviest
rain experienced here for over two
years fell to-day. The Kaskaskia River
rose eight feet in a few hours. Chinch
bugs were exterminated by the millions.
Appalling Results of the
Storm in Central
Late Reports Continue to
Increase the Number of
Seas or Rain Aided by Tornado-
Like Winds In the Work of
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 7.—On Thursday
morning last telegraphic reports began to
arrive in this city of rains at Western
points. These reports grew in number
Friday and covered a large territory, in
dicating that the entire eastern watershed
from the Rocky Mountains, from the Ne
braska and lowa lines to Texas, was swept
by a storm.
Friday night the severest blow came.
Reports of loss of life and destruction of
property came with every telegram, and
the downpour, first regarded as a blessing,
grew into a wave of devastation. Fields of
grain that promised the most bountiful
yield in many years are to-day swept bare
of vegetation. In several instances the
seas of rain were abetted in their work of
destruction by tornadoes. It is too early
yet to sum up the loss, but the total must
be appalling, and those whom the angry
elements spared have little left to sustain
The stories of the storm are so similai
that a statistical summary is all there is
left to tell. The storm focus embraced an
area of 200 square miles, with the south
western corner of Missouri as the center.
The greatest loss of life is reported from
Winona, Mo., where eleven corpses have
been found, with as many more missing.
At Baxter Springs, in the southeastern
cart of Kansas, five were killed and eleven
seriously injured by a cyclone that ac
companied the storm. One person was
drowned at Columbus, and two at Ottawa.
Kans. At Van Buren, Ark., a mother and
her babe were drowned. A family of live
was encamped on the banks of Fish Creek,
in the Indian Territory, yesterday. Noth
ing of them or their belongings was found
except a part of their wagon on a pile of
driftwood. At Thomasville, Mo., where
the rainfall was four inches in one hour,
tive persons were lost.
Unconfirmed reports are received of loss
of life as follows: Three at Fayetteville,
Ark. ; one at Paoli, Kans. ; one at Richards,
Kans. ; and six of a hunting party in the
Indian Territory. This gives a known
and probable loss of forty -three lives. This
total will be increased when the receding
water permits a thorough search.
The loss in property can be placed in the
millions. Dwellings, fences and farm
buildings were carried off and wagon and
railroad bridges swept away. Thirty of
the eighty buildings in Winona suc
cumbed. Five residences, a church and a
warehouse went down at Baxter Springs.
Six bridges went out in Russell County,
Kansas. About Jefferson City, Mo., many
square miles of growing grain were cov
ered with debris.
Traffic on the Fort Scott and Memphis
Railway is temporarily suspended. Re
ports, of damage to property other than
above noted come in from five points in
Kansas, nine in Missouri, six in Arkansas
and two in Indian Territory. The storm
spent itself in Illinois, but having lost its
force proved a blessing to crops.
.These summaries are only a fraction of
the loss in property. The greatest burden
falls upon the farmers, as the season is too
far spent to plant new crops and suffering
must surely follow in the storm's wake.
Details of individual suffering and experi
ences would till volumes and repeat the
horrors of the Johnstown disaster.
Two Persons Killed and Many Are Badly
ATLANTA, Ga., July 7.— Two persons
were killed by a cyclone in Putnam
County late this afternoon and perhaps
twenty were seriously injured. The list of
fatalities may include more.
A special to the Constitution from Eaton
ton says that a condctor on the Middle
[Sketched /or the "Call" by Coulter.]
Georgia & Atlanta Railroad reports that at
Willard Station everything in the storm's
path tvas blown down. His train had a
race with the cyclone, which barely
missed it.
Henry Adams (white) and Bob Hardy
(colored) were killed. Henry Penick and
his young wife were caught in the debris
of their house. Penick was injured
internally, and his wife probably
fatally hurt. Jim Collier (colored) escaped,
but two of his children were pinned under
the wreck of their house. The children
were so badly mangled that they can hardly
survive. The Martin plantation was de
In Morgan Comity, a few miles from
Madison, the Robertson plantation was
swept clear of buildings and fences. The
Robertson family hid in the cellar and no
one was hurt, although the house was
moved from its foundation.
F. R. Logan's farm was torn to pieces
and some of his tenants are reported in
jured. The track of the cyclone could not
be follov.'ed far because night came on.
Jtainaged by Hail.
OSHKOSH, Wia.. July 7.-The most se
vere hailstorm in years occurred this even
ing, breaking skylights and doing damage
to crops. In ten minutes the temperature
dropped from 90 to Go degrees.
Shade Trees Leveled.
CLINTON, lowa, July 7.— The damag
ing drouth in this city was broken this
afternoon by a heavy rainfall, accompanied
by a strong wind, which broke down 100
shade trees throughout the city.
Coast Marksmen the Guests of
the Winchester Arms
Scores of Helm and Strecker
Not Likely to Be Beaten
at the Fest.
>'EW YORK, N. V., July 7. -George
Helm and the rest of the San Francisco
boys put in an appearance at Glendale
Park to-day, having come down from New
Haven last night. They had a royal time
with the Winchester Arms Company and
enjoyed themselves. The officials of the
company had carriages to meet them at
the depot and they were driven to the fac
tory. Having exhausted the sights there,
they were made the recipients of a splen
did banquet and passed the time until
their train was due in sightseeing. The
company gave the Californians their
choice of any rifle in the factory to be
taken by them as a souvenir of their visit.
Tne shooting to-day, while quite up to
the average, did not develop any of the
sensational features of previous days. A.
Streckers 07 on the man is still high, and
George Helm's world's record of 74 out of
75 on the ring is hardly likely to be
equaled. Schuester 's 72 on the honorary tar
get Columbia has been passed by William
Vorbach of Willintusburg, but the Califor
nian will doubtless have a lien on second
Louis Bendel won a silver festival cup
and gold and silver medals to-day on the
point target. Faktor scored 45 on the
standard, Schuester 44 and George Helm
41. On the man target Schuester scored
86 and F. O. Young 78. All the boys have
secured medals or cups on the point tar
To-morrow will see the closing of the
shooting on all targets, and within the
eleven hours the Californian men are de
termined that it will not be through any
neglect on their part if they do not do
some big scoring. However, even if they
were to rest with their laurels to-night,
their record at this Schuetzenfest is one
that any Schuetzen verein or rifle club
might well be proud to possess.
An Illinois Woman. Found Guilty of
GALESBURG, 111., July 7.— The jury
in the case of the State vs. Ida Johnson,
charged with murdering her husband, ex-
Alderman Charles F. Johnson, brought in
a verdict this morning finding the de
fendant guilty of manslaughter, and fixing
the sentence at ten years in the peni
Jealousy Causes a Double Tragedy.
CLINTON, lowa, July 7. — The little
town of Calamus, thirty miles west of here,
was the scene of a shocking double tragedy
to-day. Robert Brown fatally shot his
wife and then killed himself. Jealousy
was the cause of the crime. The couple
had been married only two months.
Consul Hunger Returns.
NEW YORK, N. V., July 7.— Among
the passengers on the steamer Orinoco,
which arrived to-day from Bermuda, was
Hon. Marshal I. Hunger, United States
Consul at Bermuda.
Yet Another Baby Born
at the Cleveland
The President Somewhat Cha
grined Because It Failed
to Bring a Boy.
The Entertainment of the Distin
guished Visitor Now Occupies
the Time.
BUZZARDS BAY, Maps., July ß.— "Mrs.
Cleveland and the little girl are doing
well," said Dr. Bryant, standing in the
front door of Gray Gables late this after
noon, with an expression of great satisfac
tion on his face. "A fine baby, born at
half-past 4— at half-past 4 precisely," he
Yesterday Mr. Cleveland did not go fish-
[From Leslie's Magazine.]
ing, and the grown people at Buzzards
Bay told their children that it would be
well to look sharp, as the long-awaited
visit of the stork to Gray Gables was close
at hand. There were several callers at
(i ray Gables yesterday afternoon, and Dr.
Bryant did not leave until midnight.
He went up to the house early this morn
ing, and did not appear again until he an
nounced the good news from the front
door. All the neighbors of the Clevelands,
both rich and poor, were in a state of sup
pressed excitement, and many of them
strolled by Gray Gables in the hope of
hearing something. A few saw Mr.
anxious but hopeful.
Everybody knew why he looked anx ious,
and everybody also knew why he looked
hopeful. There are two little girls already,
and from the lirst both Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland have wished for a son. There
was a general feeling that the stork was
going to do the proper thing, and would
bring a little one that would perpetuate
the name of the great man.
But the doctor found that the stork had
again behaved itself in the traditional
manner of storks who bring bad presents
to the houses of the great, and so Mr. and
Mrs. Cleveland have three daughters, each
separated from the other by exactly
twenty months.
The little stranger who has been so for
tunate from a worldly point of view in the
selection of her parents pushed open the
door of life and stood waiting on the
threshold on the most beautiful day at
Buzzards Bay thus far this season. The
day has been cloudless, and a cool, fresh
breeze has blown gently off the sparkiing
bay and in through the open windows of
Gray Gables.
When this new comer arrived the iittle
sister was sound asleep and the oldest
child was out with her nurse.
When Mr. Cleveland first heard the
news he must have been somewhat
disappointed, but he is fond of
little girls, so he had no difficulty
in putting a look of genuine welcome on
his face as he bent over his third daughter
to seek those Heeting resemblances which
only a parent's eyes are ever able to dis
cover; and when he saw the 'newspaper
men in the evening he was beaming, but
would not talk about it.
A OlltL J.VD A riSTOL.
Miss JWeConnell's Fatal Attempt to Ren
tier the Weapon Harmless.
PITTSTON, Pa., July 7.— Mis* Katie
Counell, aged 16 years, found a revolver
in the hip pocket of her young brother,
end for safety took it away from him.
She went out on the porch, intending to
fire off the cartridges in the chambers of
the revolver. The lirst shot struck Mrs.
Catherine Kelly, a neighbor, and killed
her instantly, the bullet going through
her heart.
When Miss Connell realized what she
had done she was frantic with remorse and
grief and tried to shoot herself with the
weapon. She was restrained by members
of the family.
Populist Leaders Decide on a Gathering
in August.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 7.— lt is
learned here to-day that the Populists will,
in the next few days, issue a general circu
lar, signed by the leaders of that party,
for a Populist convention, to meet either
in Chicago or St. Louis, early in August.
It is proposed to invite free silver men
from all political parties from all States in
the Union to send delegates to the con
Populists here say if the movement de
velops sufficient strength a free silver plat
form will be issued, Presidential candi
dates for 1890 be agreed upon and the light
made for success on the one principle of
increasing the volume of currency.
An Electric Car Struck and Wrecked by
a Coal Train.
WARREN, Ohio, July 7,— A grade cross
ing near Riverside Park, seven miles from
"Warren, was the scene of a heartrending
accident late this afternoon. An electric
car coming from the park was struck by a
coal train on the Niles and Lisbon division
of the Erie road. FranK Wilson, a
merchant of Niles, was instantly killed, his
body being cut into several pieces. Other
passengers on the electric car who were
seriously injured are: Mrs. G. N. Holler,
Bert Ramsey, Miss Lewis of Warren, M.
Ripple, Frank Baker of Warren and Wil
liam Lewis of Niles.
The men in charge of the car, Sam
Graham and Ed Rader, were severely hurt,
and several others much shaken up ?and
slightly bruised. Only the rear end of the
electric car was hir, or the accident would
have been much worse. The trainmen,
who were not hurt, claim they whistled
before reaching the crossing. The train
was running at fast speed. The remains
of Wilson wers scattered along the track
for forty rods.
The Wife of Joaquin Mora
Elopes With a Music
They Are Supposed to Be on Board
a Steamer Bound for
NEW YORK, N. V., July 7. -A morn
ing paper says : Mrs. Dolores Mora, daugh
ter-in-law of Antonio Maximo Mora,
whose claim for $2,000,000 against Spain
for the confiscation of his Cuban sugar
plantation, is a well-known international
question, has left her husband and family
under circumstances that suggest an elope
The man in the case is supposed to be
Professor Adolph Peterson, music teacher
in St. John's College at Fordham and
organist of the Roman Catholic Church of
Our Lady of Mercy, in Webster avenue.
Mrs. Mora is the wife of Joaquin Mora, a
carriage manufacturer of No. 685 Broad
Until about a year ago the family lived
at No. 220S Marion avenue, Fordham.
While at this address Professor Peterson
was engaged as music teacher for Mrs.
Mora's eldest child, Flora, a remarkably
handsome girl, now 16 years of age. It is
said that the professor soon became very
attentive to his pupil's mother, a well
preserved though rather stout woman of
In some manner Mr. Mora discovered
the attachment existed between the two.
He remonstrated in emphatic Spanish and
removed his family and worldly belongings
to One Hundred and Sixty-fourth street
near Trinity avenue in order to separate
his wife and her adorer. That he did not
succeed is evident from the fact that Mr.
Mora caught them on one of Fordham's
streets, when a wordy war ensued.
Matters remained in statu quo, however,
until last Wednesday, when Mrs. Mora,
who is a very nervous and excitable
woman, had a quarrel with her husband,
and left her home, after taking her jewelry
and some money.
She went direct to Fordham, where she
met Peterson. He had just collected $50
from various sources and the couple took
dinner at a hotel near the trolley termi
nus. The last seen of them was when they
boarded a train for the Grand Central sta
tion. It is supposed that they left this
city for Germany on one of the steamers
which sailed on Saturday. .
When Mr. Mora became convinced of his
wife's desertion he movod to 15 Macon
street, Brooklyn, where he has relatives.
Mrs. Peterson and her two children are
penniless and on Saturday were compelled
to vacate their house in Fordham. moving
to 889 Columbus avenue. She is Peterson's
second wife. The first wife (nee Miss
Dutton) obtained a divorce from Peterson
some twenty years ago and has threatened
to prosecute her ex-husband for failure to
pay the alimony awarded to her by order
of the court.
An Explosion of Gasoline Causes Two
Shoekina Deaths.
CHICAGO, 11i,., July 7.— Mr. and Mrs.
Gunwalk of South Chicago were burned to
death this morning.
Mrs. Gunwalk was getting ready to cook
breakfast when the gasoline exploded and
set tire to her dress. She called to her hus
band, who ran to her assistance. He, be
ing 8 laborer, bad on his working clothes,
which were covered with oil and grease.
His clothing caught at one and blazed
like a torch. The building then caught
and Durned to the ground. Mrs. Meyers,
the mother of Mrs. Gunwalk, was the only
other occupant of the house. She was res
cued from the flames, but is prostrated by
the shock and will probably die. The
bodies of the man and wife were charred
beyond recognition.
Chief l'errynian Suspended.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 7. -A long
drawn-out treasury squabble in the Creek
Nation ended yesterday by the Council
passing an act suspending Chief Ferryman
and recognizing Second Chief Bullet as
acting chief of the nation.
Mr. Cleveland Already
Engaged in an Active
His Mission Said to Be to Get
in Touch With Democratic
Every New England State Will Send
Delegations Pledged to the
NEW YORK, N. V., July 7.— A Wash
ington special to the Press says:
Not only is Mr. Cleveland a candidate
for the third term, but indications are not
lacking that he is already engaged in an
aggressive canvass in this interest. Secre
tary Lamont's tour among the Western
army posts is in reality an electioneering
device. It has been the custom of recent
Secretaries to investigate the condition of
the army at regular stations, and this cus
tom Lamonc found specially adaptable to
his political designs.
If Mr. Cleveland expects to be President
again, he is enough of a politician to know
that the achievement of his ambition will
require the most skillful political manipu
lation. It is Secretary Lamont's mission
to get in touch with Democratic sentiment
through the West, and to find out exactly
what needs to be done to conciliate West
ern sentiment and bring support to the
third-term scheme.
So far as the East is concerned Mr.
Cleveland has no anxiety. He believes
that the issue of "sound money," which
he thinks he has created, will be sufficient
to secure him the support of New England
and the Middle States, although he under
stands the difficulties that will confront
him in New York. But when he was nom
inated in 1892 it was done by delegates
from the "West and South, and it is for
these that he is most solicitous now.
Mr. Cleveland believes that the longer
the discussion of candidates can be de
ferred the better his chance will be. While
there is no other aspirant for the nomina
tion sufficiently conspicuous to attract to
himself the attention of great masses of
the party, Mr. Cleveland is confident that
the movement of sentiment will be toward
him. From now until the time of the con
vention, with a Republican Congress,
Cleveland as President will be the central
Democratic figure, and whether the Demo
cratic leaders like it or not, on him, he
thinks, the eyes of the party must be
turned daily for guidance and instruction.
It will not be necessary for him to make
any formal announcement of his candi
dacy. The fact that be is willing to accept
the nomination is sufficient, and his
friends understand perfectly well that a
nomination will not b3 declined. The
throwing out of vague hints that the
President is not seeking a third term,
linked to the persistent discouragement of
other candidates so as to leave the party in
a demoralized and uncertain condition
when the time for action arrives, are the
main features of the scheme which the ad
ministration has entered into.
An active propaganda has already been
instituted in Massachusetts, which is the
headquarters of the Cleveland cult.
A prominent Massachusetts Democrat
who was in Washington last week declared
that if Mr. Cleveland wanted the Demo
cratic nomination again he could have it,
and that delegations pledged to him would
go to the convention from every New Eng
land State. The same is asserted of New
Jersey and Pennsylvania, and Secretary
Lamont is expected to lay the wires for
delegates in the West duriug the trip
he is now making at public expense.
Mr. Cleveland is confident that by pur
suing these tactics he will be able to con
trol the Democratic convention and, by
the force of prestige and position, in the
face of disorganization and division on
the part'of men who might otherwise suc
cessfully contest his supremacy, to secure
the nomination.
*""">» .—-J|la* Saved His Life
NwjJL--^ —by a fortunate
v^~ discovery in the
nick of time.
/^fl^». Hundreds of per-
J-?y\ eons suffering
yTji^lfla from consump-
Kif^'^V'^^^ I t ' On ave aC^ the
"*• »/)^K^^^^. progress of the
~ Ja&E*Er%§Bl&^ disease stopped,
and have " een
*^ ""^^^^m brought back to
*3^^S^^^, life and health by
<• : " Medical Discov-
ery" of Dr. Pierce.
Years ago Dr. R. V. Pierce, now chief
consulting physician to the Invalids' Ho-
tel and Surgical Institute of Buffalo,
N. Y., recognizing the fact that consump-
tion was essentially a germ disease, and
that a remedy which would drive the
germs and their poisons from the blood
would cure consumption, at last found
a medicine which cured 98 per cent, of
all cases, if taken in the earlier stages.
The tissues of the lungs being irritated
by the germs and poisons in the blood
circulating through them, the germs find
lodgment there, and the lungs begin to
breakdown. Soon the general health
begins to fail, and the person feels lan-
guid, weak, faint, drowsy and confused.
This is the tim* to take Dr. j Pierce'a
Golden Medical Discovery; it drives the
germs and poisons from the blood, and
has a soothing effect upon the dry cough.
"Golden Medical Discovery" increases
the amount and quality of the blood, thus
invigorating and fortifying the system
against disease and builds up flesh.
Jno. M. Hite, of Audubon, Audubon Co.,
la., says: "I took w'>j>~si—
a severe cold which j/v&k
settled on my lungs mSJZSF*&
and chest, and I suf-; Hr' rTia *«G <^
fered intensely with at ' M
it.' I tried several tfi .«■_ ■!■■ V
of our best phvsi- M '-JES &»>■* L
cians here ana they mg
gave up all hopes \^ jtl_ 'if
of my recovery, and Xl • r JyftV /
thought I -would | v ' •f?*?"*, A
have to die. I would Jt *§Jf6?~*" /
cough and spit blood JB\kiL. >«L
for hours, and I was JB, v*^i*--7lu!fe-».
pale and weak. I <M?l Xp^"/ VflW?
was greatly discour- MJ«\ JrfS^QsJ '*l*
aged when I began "T^^rVs^jW
the use of the ' Dis- »*«sy-v x
coyery,' but I soon J. M. HrrE ESQ.
got better. It has J
been five years since I took it and have bad
no return of that trouble since."

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