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Major McKinley Will Not
Make any Pyrotechnic
Mark Hanna Tells of the Great
Campaign Work Directed
From Chicago.
From Many Sections Come Reports
That the Republicans Will Carry
the Country.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 17.— Major
McKinley and M. A. Hanna were in con
ference at Mr. Hanna's home all day Sun
day. Said Mr. Haina this morning:
"The outlook throughout the Western
States is more promising than two weeks
ago, and I construe it as eveidence that
the campaign of education is beginning to
tell. I have the Chicago headquarters
thoroughly organized and up to Satur
day last had scattered fifteen thou
sand campaign documents in every
section of the country. This is a mere
handful compared to what will be sent
out. There is a healthy and growing
demand for Republican literature, which,
in my opinion, demonstrates that the
people want reliable information and are
coming to Chicago headquarters to get it.
Within a week or ten days we will begin
to shoot off our oratorical artillery. It
will come in good season, as the people
will have then had time to digest some of
the campaign literature.
"It has been given out that McKinley
will not take the stump, and nothing has
occurred to cause him to deviate from
the original decision. To settle the mat
ter, once and for ail, McKiniey will not
take the stump. Neither will he address
the G. A. R. gathering at Milwaukee. At
present I cannot justly size up the Eastern
situation. I will be on the ground Tues
day. All that I will say of Mr. Bryan's
speech is that it was a skimmer. The last
member of the executive committee has
not yet been appointed, and the matter is
still in abeyance.
"It is all twaddle about my going to
Newport for the summer. I want the
press to state emphatically that L am not
going to Newport. It will take all of my
time to look after the campaign. Ido not
see why the public should be interested in
the doings of my family."
Report* From Many ■ Section* .. Indicate
publican >ucccng.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aug. 17.— Mayor
H. E. Pingree of Detroit, Mich., who has
been nominated for the governorship, ar
rived in New York to-day and is a guest
at the Murray Hill Hotel. He expressed
himself as confident that both the National
and State Republican tickets would be
successful in Michigan.
Senator J. B. Fo raker arrived at the
Fifth-avenue Hotel to-day. He will sail
for Europe next Wednesday to meet his
daughters,, who are now in London. He
expects to return by the middle of Sep
tember and to make speeches before the
campaign closes. To a reporter he said he
had no fears about Ohio.
"The people in Ohio are not silver crazy
and they will stand by the Republican
party and sound money," he said. "Where
one Republican is converted to free silver
at least a hundred Democrats declare for
McKinlev and sound money. That shows
the drift out West."
"How about the silver feeiing outside of
Ohio in the so-called doubtful Middle
"I believe there is no doubt about their
going for McKinley and sound money."
General John W. Foster, ex-Secretary of
State, also arrived to-day. He went out
early and was in conference with promi
next Republicans.
Ex-Congressman F. G. Niedringhans of
Missouri, who was at the Waldorf Hotel,
said a great many Democrats in St. Louis
had openly repudiated the Bryan ticket.
As to the State he thought it debatable
ground and that the Republicans stood a
splendid chance to win.
lowa Will Certainly Swing Into the Re-
publican Column.
CHICAGO, 111., Auk. 17.— Senator Al
lison came to Republican headquarters
to-doy from the seashore prepared to take
an active part in the campaign in his
home State and elsewhere. Senator Bur
rows arrived from his Michigan home on
a similar mission, having been assigned
to speak at the opening of the Illinois
campaign in. Jacksonville this week. He
has already made one speech in Indiana,
and after this week he will devote two
weeks to addressing the electors of his
State. The. regular opening of the Michi
gan campaign by the State committee will
be about Saptember 10. Senator Allison
said he would not do much campaign
work outside of lowa and added:
"I shall be very much surprised if we
fail to carry lowa. The general situation
is favorable, but there is hard work abead
to make sure of victory. Ido not antici
pate much difficulty on account of fusion
in lowa. Fusion between Democrats and
Populists is no novelty with us, but their
united strength has not been enough to
wrest the Siate from the Republicans.
There have been some Republicans led
astray by free silver, but there are also
many lowa Democrats who will vote for
for McKinley against the fusion ticket.
Hard work will convert these backsliders
and I am going to help to do it."
Senator Burrows said the free-silver
strength in Michigan was concentrated in
the places where green backism reigned,
and he had much difficulty in getting an
admission from prominent Republicans
that free silver was gaining ground in any
locality. He was always referred to some
other place, and that other place denied
the allegation. He predicted that there
would be 50,000 majority for McKinley.
Mr. Hepburn of lowa came in to tell the
committeemen that their literature and
speakers were driving t c silver sentiment
among Republicans to small proportions.
General Wood ford Carrie* Good Sews to
Major McKinley.
CAM TON, Ohio, August 17.— Major Mc-
Kinley returned from Cleveland at 1
o'clock this afternoon. To-morrow at 11
o'clock several hundred colored citizens
of Cleveland will call on Major McKinley.
They will come from the Forest City by
special train with a band, and the Major
is expected to make a speech.
More telegrams were received to-day
announcing the formation of McKinley
General and Mrs. Stuart L. Woodford
arrived in Canton to-night and spent the
evening at the McKinley residence. Gen
eral Woodford discussed at length the sit
uation in New York with Mr. McKinley.
General Woodtord said that the Republi
cans are certain to carry New York, and
he thinks the Republican National ticket
will have between 100,000 and and 200,000
plurality. He estimates the sound-money
vote at 750,000. j'- . ; ■
An Old Feud Leads to a Furious and Fatal
Battle at a Kentucky Baptist
LOUISVILLE, Kt., Aug. 17.— Four men
were killed and abont fifteen wounded in
an encounter in a remote settlement of
Elliott County on Sunday. The fight was
between the Whites and Herefords, be
tween whom an old feud existed. It oc
curred at a Baptist association which a
number of each family were attending,
and it said the affair was premeditated.
The fight was started by one party
striking another one of the other side
across the back with a light switch. The
latter declared that a repetition of
the act would cost the former his life. He
was struck azain with the switch and the
fight began. Pistols, knives, rocks and
clubs were used with terrible effect. Two
of those killed were shot and the other
two killed with knives. Several of the
wounded are fatally hurt.
While these were lying on the ground
writhing the uninjured members of the
victorious gang kept quiet and prevented
aid being rendered. AH this time they
were riding around swearing that the
wounded must be allowed to die and that
the sooner they died the better looking
corpses they would make.
The Whites are a numerous and fighting
family, and it is expected that they will
attempt to annihilate the Herefords.
Three Men Killed and Three
Mortally Wounded by an
Telephone Workmen Starting on a
Blasting Expedition Were the
LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 17.— A fright
ful accident took place this morning in
the borough of New Holland, thirteen
miles east of this city, by which three per
sons were killed, three fatally injured,
fully a score of persons badly hurt and
much damage done to property.
A party of men employed by the Penn
sylvania Telephone Company was on the
point of starting out to do some work in
the neighborhood of the town. For blast
ing purposes they had taken out 100
pounds of dynamite, which bad b*en
piaced in a wagon with the tools they ex
pected to use. The wagon was standing
in the yard of Miller's Hotel preparatory
to the start. Several of the men were en
gaged in loading it and other members of
the party, together with a number of
idlers, stood around looking at the work
i-n progress.
All of a sudden, and wholly without
warning, a terrific explosion took place.
The men working around the wagon and
those who were near by looking on were
thrown in all directions. C. Cannon of
Reading, one of the men at the wagon, was
blown to pieces, and fragments of his body
were afterward found far from the scene of
the explosion. F. Hammond of Harris
burg, another of the employes of the tele
phone company, was instantly killed. He
leaves a wife and two children. George
Crossman of Steelton, a water boy, was
frightfully hurt. He died while being
taken to the hospital.
Of the other men three were so badly
injured that there is little, if any, hope
oi saving them. Fully a score of the
onlookers received injuries more or less
The explosion was so violent that the
whole town was shaken and considerable
damage done to slass. Miller's Hotel was
badly wrecked. The loss in that building
is estimated to be over $5000.
How the explosion occurred is not
known, as the only ones who conld throw
any light on the subject were instantly
Five Masked Men Blow Up the Safe and
intimidate the Guests of the
BRIDGEPORT, Conu., Aug. 17. -The
Beach Side Inn, a fashionable hotel at
Green's farms, was robbed by five masked
burglars early this morning. The thieves
secured about $1800 in cash ana $1000 in
checks, which had been left in the office
safe. Patrick Hartigan, the watchman,
tells a story not very satisfactory to the
police. He says he was surrounded by
five or six men on the beach in front of
the hotel about 12 o'clock. They bound
and gagged him and carried him to the
veranda. There they procured from him
the key to the office and entered.
A heavy charge of dynamite was placed
in a hole drilled in the safe, and the ex
plosion which followed shook the house.
The 102 guests, nearly all from New Yorfc,
sprang from their beds, but Mrs. Harry B.
None So Blind as Those Who Won't See.
Smith of New York, the first to appear,
was met by a masked robber, who pointed
a pistol at her head and told her to return
to her room. She did so. The other
guests were met with a similar command,
and they also obeyed. The robbers cut
the telephone wires leading from the
place and were nowhere to be found when
the police of this city were put on their
Unsettled Business Caused Employes of the
Colorado Iron Gompany to Lose
DENVER, Colo., Aug. 17.— President J.
C. Osgood of the Colorado Fuel and Iron
Company, in a card to the local press rela
tive to the closing of the Bessemer Steel
Works at Pueblo, says:
•'All railroad orders are filled, and the
present unsettled business and financial
business of the country prevents us from
buying rails for renewals, and all new en
terprises are held in abeyance. All the
other departments of the company's works
at Bessemer are in operation and will be
continued so long as we can find a market
for the products. Whenever new rail
orders can be had work will be resumed at
the iron mines and blast furnaces. This
action was taken without consultation
with or suggestion from the directors or
Mr. Osgood places the number of men
thrown out at the mine at 150 and 146 at
the blast furnaces.
Caved in on Workmen.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Aug. 17.— For the
past two weeks the Music Hall block, the
principal business block in this city, has
been undergoing a remodeling. This after
noon at 4 :3o o'clock the building caved in
while a large num ber of men were at work.
One man, Halvor Oleson, was taken from
the ruins dead and fifteen others seriously
injured. William Dean, an officer of the
Pnoenix Manufacturing Company, and
Nicholas Roach, an employe, are buried
in the ruins and are supposed to be dead,
as well as a number of other employes of
contracting firms.
Members of the General Committee Who Are Energetically Preparing for the Native Sons* Celebration at Stockton*
An Address Issued by the
Gold Men of the
The Faithful Asked to Rally to
the Historic Banner and Re
form Broken Lines.
Fatal Errors in the Chicago Platform
Pointed Oat and Bryanites
Roundly Scored.
CHICAGO, 111., Aug. 17.— A meeting of
the National Executive Committee of the
gold Democratic party was heid at the
Palmer House to-day. Chairman Bynum
presided, and all the members were pres
ent except Charles E. Tracey, who was
detained by party work in New York.
The principal business which called the
committee together was the preparation
and adoption of an address to the Demo
cratic voters of the country. A sub-com
mittee was chosen to draft the address.
The sub-committees on transportation and
hall arrangements reported a one- fare rate
and j ample accommodations % being - pro
vided for by the Indianapolis Civic Com
mittee in Tomlinson Hall. Three hun
dred tickets were allotted to the citizens'
committee.^^^^^^^|X •■ .■ . ■■> - ' \
: 4 Assurances have been \ received by the
committee that the organizations in the
following States, which were not repre
sented at Indianapolis, are sufficiently ad
vanced to make it certain they will have
full delegates at , the convention : ■,- Louis
iana, North Dakota, Georgia, Mississippi,
Colorado, Wyoming, South . Carolina.
Nothing has been done in Idaho, Utah or
Nevada . towards organizing, , and f Mr.
Bynum said he did not expect to see those
States represented at Indianapolis. The
expectation , is ; there will =be , forty-two,,
States to answer to the rollcall September
20. , ".. , ; . ■ . . . „...*.... • .
The committee appointed , Walter Kes
sler of Indiana sergeant-at-arms for the
convention. He is a graduate of Yale and
read law, and is now in the stone quarry
business. : ; ; -
Hugh Wallace, who recently resigned
his membership in the National Demo
cratic Committee from Washington be
cause of the silver plank, called when the
committee was in session and I was , invited
inside. Chairman Bynum : said to a re
porter for the United Associated Press :
. "New York is the best city for the Na
tional campaign headquarters, and I shall
work and vote for it. Our campaign of
education can be best carried on from New
York. The committee \ could >:-. command
more assistance in ;. New York than in
Chicago. , There are to be so many head
quarters here that we will get mixed up."
The committee went into session : on the
address as drafted by the sub-committee
and four hours later gave out the follow
ing: , - , : . .■'. . ; ■
To the Democrats of the United States: The
Democratic ! party ] Is the only, political party
with a history dating ] back ■ to . the history of
the ■ Republic. [ Party , after party ; has had ; its
overthrow. Some ■ have • achieved temporary
triumphs. With each triumph' was heard the
prophecy • that - the ■ Democratic party would
surely die. It has survived all defeats. By
virtue of its indestructible principles it has
witnessed the birth and death of every rival
save one, and this, its present great antago
nist, with a history of not more than forty
years, has no part in laying the foundations of
constitutional popular government.
For more than a century men of high posi
tion, of noble ambition, of unselfish and pa
triotic aims, have adhered to the Democratic
party with a constancy of devotion unparal
leled in the history of politics. For more than
a century, through good and evil report, in
times of prosperity and days of adversity, It
has kept its faith. "Without variableness or
shadow of turning," it has held fast to the
fundamental principles of free government,
lormulated by its founders, and subsequently
enforced by its great leaders, from Jefferson
to Cleveland. For more ihan a century no
man was ever in doubt as to what constituted
Democracy. He who proclaimed himself a
Democrat defined his principles. He believed,
and this was the cardinal article of his politi
cal faith, in the ability of every individual,
unassisted, if unfettered by law, to achieve his
own happiness; and therefore, that to every
citizen there should be secured the right and
opportunity peaceably to pursue whatever
course of conduct he would, provided such
conduct deprived no other Individual of the
equal enjoyment of the same right and oppor
tunity. He stood for freedom of speech, Iree
dom of conscience, freedom of trade and free
dom of contract, all of which are implied by
the century-old battle cry of the Democratic
party, "Individual Liberty." As a conse
quence, every Democrat believed In the rule of
the law aud the rule of an impartial law, in
the unhesitating protection not only of the
lives of citizens, but of private rights and prop
erty and in the enforcement of obedience to
duly constituted aothority.
Every true Democrat insisted upon a strict
observance of the mandates of the Federal
constitution and of the limitations therein pre
scribed, as well as upon a loyal support of all
the institutions thereby created to be guar
antees of the liberty it sought to perpetuate.
He profoundly disbelieved in the ability of
the Government, through paternal legislation
or supervision, to increase the happiness of
the Nation. He was opposed to all attempts
to conjure comfort into the homes of its citi
zens or wealth into their pockets. He believed
that it is the function of the Government to
provide the people with an honest and stable
medium of exchange, thus enabling them to
transact their business safely and conveniently
in every mart and market of the world.
He repudiated every attempt to supply to
money by means of legislation that value
which it can possess only by reason of those
qualities that render it acceptable to the
world when unsupported by legislative fiat.
He believed in the greatest measure of free
dom of trade and industry compatible with
the necessity to obtein by constitutional
means an adequate revenue for the support
of the Government. He believed in a simple,
economical, honest and efficient administra
tion of the affairs of the Nation, to the end
that the prime object of government and lib
erty of the people should be preserved with
the least possible burden and the greaiest
possible certainty.
With such a record and such a creed, the
President, moreover, being a Democrat re
elected on a platform reaffirming the sound
principles of Democracy, the Democratic party
was called upon to select delegates to a Na
tional Convention. The delegates to the con
vention held at Chicago were authorized and
had tne power to proclaim a platform embody
ing their views of the true solution of the
particular problems of government now agi
tating the Nation, but upon the condition that
such platform should be consistent with the
cardinal principles held by the party through
out its existence. These principles constitute
the essential element of the party's life. They
distinguish it from all other political organi
zations. If they are abandoned the party
ceases to exist. It was, therefore, not within
the power of any majority of the delegates as
sembled at Chicago to bind the Democrats of
the United States to a platform inconsistent
with the party's principles or to any action
that should result in their surrender.
In violation of the trust committed to them
a majority of the delegates assembled in that
convention, ignoring the rights of the minor
ity, unseated regularly elected delegates to
make places for others in sympathy with
themselves. They proclaimed a sectional
combination of the South and West against
the North and East. They impeached the
honesty and patriotism of President Cleve
land, who, under exceptional embarrassments
produced by past errors of legislation, has
heroically maintained the honor and integrity
of the Republic. Against the protest of one
third of the delegates they promulgated a
platform at variance with the essential princi
ples of the Democratic party.
This platform is in its policies dangerous to
the welfare and life of free government. It is
mischievous in its tendencies. But even more
threatening and mischievous was the spirit of
the convention that adopted it, a spirit mani
fested not alone by its affirmative action, but
as well by its reckless rejection of every propo
sition tending to temper the declaration of the
convention with conservatism and justice.
The platform proposes to degrade the coin of
the United States by means of the free, un
limited and independent coinage of silver by
our Government, and by the exercise of the
power of the Nation to compel the acceptance
of depreciated coins at their nominal value,
thereby working an injustice to creditors, de
frauding the laborer of a large part of his earn
ings and savings, robbing pensioned soldiers
of a part of their pensions, contracting the
currency by the expulsion of gold coin from
Continued on Second Page.
Preparations for a Grand 1
Entertainment at
Native Sons and Daughters
Will TuA Out in Great
Those Who Have Arrangements in
Charge and What They Have
STOCKTON, Cai., Aug. 17.— Stockton
is making every preparation for the
coming Admission day celebration. Last
year Sacramento entertained the Native
Sons royally, but the Mill City is not to
be outdone by her friendly rival, and no
pains will be spared to make the tnrea
days' festivities, on September. 8, 9 and 10,
the greatest ever held in the interior.
For weeks past committees have bean
hard at work arranging details of the
entertainment to be provided for the
visiting natives, and if varied amuse
ments count for anything the crowds that
come here nnxt month cannot fail to go
awny with a high opinion of the enter
prise of the Stocktonians and of the en
thusiasm with wnich the representatives
of the local parlor have entered into ihe
work of arranging for the celebration.
When telegrams were received here an
nouncing that Stockton had been selected
as the place for Holding the annual exer
cises the members of Stockton Parlor re
joiced greatly.
The joy felt that night has in no wise
abated and has made itseif felt in the
work of arranging for the three day 3' fes
tivities. The finance committee of the
parlor made a canvass of the city to insure
the success of the celebration and met
with liberal offers of aid from all the
people of the city. Merchants and me
chanics were equally liberal as their
means permitted, and it was not long be
fore the committee received enough prom
ises of assistance to make its members
sure of the success of the enterprise.
Stockton Parlor is composed of some of
the best known young men in the country
and there are few parlors in the State that
can boast of naving so many representa
tive members. W. B. Nutter who was
selected at the last Grand Parlor held in
San Luis Obispo, as the grand marshal
this year, is District Attorney of San
Joaquin County, and one of the coming
men in political and legal circles in Cali
fornia. For two terms he has been District
Attorney of this county, and in this office
his record is such that every member of
the order of Native Sons may well be
proud of him. He is the probable Demo
cratic nominee for Superior Judge, and
can secure the nomination for the asking.
He has taken first rank among the attor
neys of this section, and is a self-made
Nutter bas appointed Frank Lane of
this city as his chief aid. Lane is almost
as well known in San Francisco as he is
here, for he is one of the largest dealers in
grain in this section. He is also one of
the leaders in society's Four Hundred
here. Other assistants who have already
accepted the appointment are Richard
Henderson of Sacramento, the grand mar
shal of last year, Charles Belshaw of Sac
ramento, and Eugene Bert, the San Fran
cisco attorney.
One of the first things that Stockton
Parlor did after it was known that the
Admission day celebration had been se
cured was to place the entire affair in the
hands of a general committee composed of
the representative young business men
who are members of the parlor. The com
mitteemen are: Orrin 8. Henderson, W.
T. Burres, Henry E. Adams, E. L. Carey,
L. H. Frankenheimer, Gus G. Grant, Otto
Grunsky, J. Marsh Ladd, C. E. Mantbey,
H. R. McNoble, W. C. Neumiller, R. A.
Reid, J. H. Sharon, George E. Wilhoit and
J. W. Willy.
The chief worK of preparing for the eel«
ebration was, however, put in charge of
an executive committee composed of
Catts, Adams, Frankenheimer, Grunsky,
Neumiller, Henderson and Turner. Catta
was made chairman of the executive cora
mitlee, and Henderson, who is the young
est Republican member of the Board of
Supervisors of this county, was made
chairman of the general committee. J.
W. Willy, the deputy County Assessor,
was elected secretary of both committees,
and A. J. Turner made treasurer. Will
H. Kuowles of the Fire Department waa
elected assistant secretary, and ever since
has aided Willy, who has been the busi est
man in the parlor.
The chief aim of the general c ommit
tee has been to provide entertain
ment for the thousands of visitors who
■ will be here next month. To insure this,
the work was divided, and a number of
sub-committees have charge of it. Fea
tures were the main things, and features
the Natives have succeeded in arranging.
There will be no lack of amusement for
the crowds of visitors.
There will be a regatta on Stockton
Channel, such as has never Deen seen in
the State. This part of the programme is
in charge of Otto Grunsky, County Clerk
of San Joaquin County. The events will
be as follows: Senior and junior single
sculls; senior and junior barge races;
senior and junior out-rigger skiffs and a
launch race. The last event is rather
novel, inasmuch as it has not been at
tempted heretofore. Governor Budd has
assured The Call correspondent that he
i will offer a golden trophy of some kind fo<

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