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] Established 1850. - - Incorporated 188S > } J. H. ESTILL, President. f GORMAN BOSS OF MARYLAND. THE SENATOR THE HI EING SPIRIT OF THE CONVENTION. John E. Hnrl, the Senior Member of n Hie Dry Goods Firm, Nominnted for Governor on the First llallot. State Senator Thomas G. Hayes Aceaaea the Senator of Flavine Sold Him Out After Kune Deceit and Doable Deuliug. Baltimore, July 31.—John E. Hurst, e. nlor member of the well known Hopkins I'lace dry goods firm of Hurst, Purnell & Cos., was this afternoon nominated for governor, by the democratic state conven tion, on the first ballot * Senator Gorman and I. Freeman Rasin thereby scored a decisive victory over their opponents, the Cleveland democrats. The ticket was completed by the nomi nation of Marion DeKalb Smith of Kent county to succeed himself as controller of the treasury, and of State Senator Charles C. Crethers of Creit county for attorney general. The surprise of the convention was the almost total desertion of the reassessment u'.voeate, State Senator Thomas G. Hayes. He received but two votes on the roll call. A stormy scene is said to have taken place between Mr. Hayes and Sena tor Gorman Just before the convention met, which undoubtedly accounts for Mr. Hayes’ lack of votes. It is creditably stated that Mr. Hayes accused Mr. Gor man of base deceit and double dealing, and end/d up his tirade by charging the senior senator with having sold him out. It was apparent that the galleries had been packed In the Interest of Mr. Hurst. Mr. Carter's address was frequently in terrupted by cheers for Mr. Hurst, until finally Mr. Carter warned the crowd that further interruptions would not be toler ated. but that summary action would be taken If the offense was further indulged in, excepting at appropriate times. The usual committees were appointed. A motion was adopted that all resolutions be referred to the committee on resolu tions without debate. There was quite a volume of "noes” when the question was put, but Chairman Carter quickly decided the motion adopted. While the credentials and resolutions committees were out the occupants of the galleries yelled themselves hoarse, and the bund played stirring music. The crowd in the academy had been augmented by a few hundred persons, most of them being brought in Mr. Hurst's interest. They ■were of the leather lunged variety and yelled all other would-be nolseyltes to a standstill. Meanwhile, the delegates who •were not out with the committees sat In tier seats glum and silent. The scene "is in striking contrast with former and mocratlc conventions In Maryland. Here tofore the dove of peace floated above and a feeling of harmony prevailed through out; to-day ill-feeling and discontent filled the air. Ex-Gov. Jackson sat In the Wi comico delegation with hardly a word for any one, Gov. Brown got no further than the main entrance to the convention hall, when ho froze up and disappeared. Sena tors Gorman and Gibson were reported to be under the academy roof, but they were not visible to the 300 leaders who sat on the stage, nor to 3,000 persons in front thereof. , Not fifty delegates were in the audito rium of Harris' Academy of Music at noon, the hour named for calling the eon ventlon to order. It soon became noised about that the dearth of delegates was due to conferences at the Hotel Carroll ton, which had not been concluded at the noon hour. Senator Gorman was re ported as having encountered unexpected opposition from the counties toward the head of the slate fixed up. Mr. Hurst's known anti-reassessment views made it impossible, the county leaders told Mr. Gorman, for him to command anything like a full democratic vote. Several con ferences followed this bombshell, and as the delegates came straggling into the convention hall there were many rumors of new deals and combinations. Chairman Talbot ot the state central committee rapped the convention to or der at 12:20 o'clock. There was an entire absence of decorations in the hall, which had rapidly filled up until 2.000 persons were in the seats. Mr. Talbot made a brief address, and introduced Bernard tarter as temporary chairman. In addressing the convention. Mr. Car ter, who is one of Baltimore's leading law yers, and an eloquent speaker, said that h> expected the nominees to .be of high character and fully qualified to till the positions to which they might be named, or. I he therefore expected for them the Unanimous support of all democrats. Not only was the governorship and the attor ney generalship at stake this year, but it Weil,] lie necessary to elect a majority of iht- legislature, so that a democrat could os elected to tho United States Senate to succeed Charles H. Gibson. Several of ole state senators to be elected this fall wii! also have an opportunity to vote for a successor to Senator Arthur P. Gorman two y.-ars hence. In concluding, Mr. Car '“r begged for harmony among the fac !, s und united suppot of the conven tion's nominees. TV, .. - . committee on credentials report'd ctt iii<- r c were no contests, recom •emled that the temporary officers he a '" permanent and also named vi e , Ml, " n ts for each county anil the legis lative districts of Baltimore. The report f . as '‘hanlmously adopted and Chairman -i ter stated that no further business oi.i . i>e considered until the resolutions committee reported. k. Victor Baughman of Frederick chairman of the resolutions com " r-ported a platform, of which the features follow: fiiil ' lhl ' declaration of principles f?t c , 1 t)l " national democratic platform ■ and under the inspiring leadership i ’.' l r '""at candidate, Grover Cleveland, ' Is > the democracy of the union ' control of the legislative and cx .' l ' ''"Partments of the government si i '""ffiorable contest of that year; ’ full view of the important events u <■' cinee occurred, the represen tt.H ,h ' ‘•'■mocracy of Maryland in t: I ' "Hon assembled, proclaim (],' 11 adherence to the principles do b i", in ,ar Platform and their ttnaba t . ' •’ 111 the wisdom, patriotism *- ty ,lf I>reKlJent Cleveland. (Ap ti,.r' " 11 -' f ‘omm*nd his adminlstra o.' porous manner and the sue- Cup . . v lir h It hiut met the great dlfli h tin- administration of Presi left " &l "l the Hrpiibllcan party <>. ’ 1 w| th, and especially for the ■, , 4 ‘ u ‘" lty and ability which It has m its determined and She JHortnng resolute efforts to rescue the . country from the deplorable evils | of a fluctuating, unstable and debased cur- ' rer.cy, an l to crush the pernicious finan- I cial heresy of the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Our platform denounced McKinley tariff ' law as tho culminating atrocity of class I legislation. It has been repealed and in its stead we have a law which, while not \ containing all that the advanced advo cates of tariff reform hoped would be se cured, gives us, nevertheless, the best tariff which the country has had for thirty five years, and enables us to exult In the accepted fact that under Its practical operation we have come to the full enjoy ment of the blessings of restored confi dence and renewed prosperity in all branches of Industry, while at the same time, the national treasury will be sup plied with revenues sufficient to meet all the obligations of the government and maintain unimpaired Us high credit, at home and abroad. The able and efficient management of our state affairs under the administra tion of Gov. Frank Brown is worthy of all praise, and we cordially commend the prudence, vigilance and integrity which he and those associated with him have displayed in the discharge of all their public functions. Regarding uniform and equal taxation as a matter of controlling and paramount obligation, we call t special attention to the necessity of reassessment and pledg ing the party, through its delegates in convention assembled, to an unqualified fulfillment of tilts pledge, we further rec ommend and appeal to the democratic voters of the slate to exact of their rep resentatives on the democratic side a solemn promise to carry out the wishes of the people for a fair and equitable as sessment of the entire property of the state. There was no allusion whatever In the platform to Senator Gorman. It was stated this was his desire, and he gave as a reason, that his course at Washing ton was not an issue in this campaign. The platform was unanimously adopted. A roll call was begun for nominations for governor a few minutes before 2 o'clock. William Urason of Baltimore county was the first to take the floor. He placed in nomination ex-Judgo William A. Fisher of Baltimore city. Bernard Carter vacated tho chair to put In nomination John E. Hurst, the millionaire merchant of Galtimore. As Mr. Carter stated that Mr. Hurst was un der no obligation to any mail a cry of “Gorman” was heard. That part of the crowd opposed to Mr. Hurst instantly took up the cry and whenever Mr. Hurst's independence or honesty of purpose Was alluded to "Gorman” came from every part of the house to the great amuse ment of Mr. Hurst’s opponents and to the discomfiture of the speaker. Speaker Bidler- of t’he Third legislative district of Baltimore placed ex-State Sen ator Hayes in nomination. When Carroll county was called, B. Frank Crouse seconded the nomination of Hon William A. Fisher in an address which elicited a good deal of applause from tfie nutLConnanltcs. Edward H. Hall of Harford county put Hon. Herman H. Stump in nomination. State Treasurer Spencer C. Jones’ name was presented by Charles W. Prettyman of Montgomery county. Henry F. Wingert, a beardless boy from Washington county, made a stirring speech, seconding the nomination of ex- Judge Fisher. The nominations were closet!, and at 2:40 o’clock the first ballot was begun. The roll call resulted in 79 votes for John E. Hurst, 31 for William A. Fisher, five for Spencer C. Jones, and two for Thomas G. Hayes. Before the announcement of the result was made the votes east for Hayes and Jones were changed to Hurst, giving him 96, but Judge Fisher’s support ers remained steadfast. After the an nouncement, a motion was adopted to make Mr. Hurst's nomination unanimous. There were no scenes of enthusiasm, and but little applause. The galleries and or chestra circle rapidly thinned out when it became apparent that Mr. Hurst would win on the first ballot, many of the dele gates also Slipped away, and in a few minutes the academy looked bare and de serted. Marion DeKalb Smith was nominated by acclamation for controller of the treas ury. There was a brief contest over the nom ination for attorney general. Senator Wirt of Cecil county presented the name of his erstwhile political enemy, Charles C. Crathcrs, and Kdward W. Mealey of Washington county put Gen. Henry King Douglass' name before the convention. The roll call developed lUO votes for Crothers and his nomination was at once made unanimous. Nominations were made for members of the state central committee; a resolution was adopted endorsing the plan to hold a centennial exposition in Baltimore in 1897 and favoring a state appropriation there for. and the convention, at 3:30 o'clock, adjourned sine die. L. A>U N’S. BONDS, Tlie Company to toll in Over S t.000,- 000 O Per Cent*. New York, July 31—The Louisville and Nashville directors have decided to call in the company's outstanding ten-forty 0 per cent, bonds, between $4,000,000 and $5,000,000 in amount, and now subject to redemption. They have also decided to cancel the existing bonds of the Mobile and Montgomery railroad, all of which are held by the Louisville and Nashville company. The latter company has just sold to Kuhn, Loeb & Cos. $2,000,000 of its 4 per cent, unified gold bonds, and also $4,000,000 4% per cent, first mortgage fifty year gold bonds issued as the joint bond of the Louisville and Nashville and Mo bile and Montgomery Railroad Company, and secured by first lien upon the last named road. A KAIL HIS STOMACH. pour Workmen Seriously Injured by the Bursting of n Tube. Lorain, 0., July 31.—A serious accident occurred at the Johnson steel plant at 4 o'clock this morning. Four blacksmiths were heating a hollow tube, which had been tilled with water and plugged. An explosion took place. Pieces of the debris and the forge were hurled through the roof The workmen were all seriously hurt An 8-penny nail was driven into the stomach of one of the blacksmiths and he will die. The men did not know the tube contained water. gut on the Track-Sow Corpse. Winston. X. C.. July 31.-A white man, named Zack Smith, was run over utid ktlh 1 by a freight train last evening n. ar Morgnnton. He was either drunk or asleep, arid sat down on the tra* k In a railroad fill. He was killed Instantly, and [ leaves a large family. SAVANNAH, GA„ THURSDAY. AUGUST 1. ISOS. CLOUDBURSTS IN THE WEST. SEVERAL LIVES LOST AND lIEAV V DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. The MfniuK Town of Adelaide Struck Ily the Hushing Torrent mill Over Fifty Houses Devastated—'Three Persons Killed and Three Likely to Die—Vu Engineer and n Drake ill a u Drowned Itealde Their Train. Denver, Col., July 31.—Adelaide, a nour ishing mining town on the line of the Florence and Cripple Creek railroad, about 75 miles from Cripple Creek, was yesterday struck by a series of cloud bursts that flooded the entire district and devastated over fifty houses. A terrible rainstorm, accompanied by unusual elec trical disturbaces, began frightening the residents about u o’clock In the after noon, followed several hours later by a downpour of water unprecedented In this district, riu far as known three persons have' been drowned and swept away by the rush of water, and many narrowdy escaped drowning to be rendered home less. Those known to be drowned are: It. M. Uove, Diek Dolan u:ul Frank Col well. Thu Injured and likely to die are: Mrs. Carr, proprietress of a hotel; Eee Tracy, a waiter, and John W arson, a cook. . The first rush of water occurred about 7 o'clock and came down Eight Mile creek in the shape of an Immense wave. This resulted from a cloudburst at the head of the creek four miles north of the town. The Adelaide hotel was carried away before the vast volume of water, guests scrambling amid their effects In a mad rush to save themselves. Aniong the high waters were timbers from cabins along the creek, which tended to make the work of rescuse more dangerous. A prominent citizen named Hall saved himself by cling to his iloating hen coop. * Two unknown men arc reported missing, and it is impossible to learn of any further loss of life throughout the valley. The cloudburst was followed by a sec ond one, and again another, which razed many buildings to the ground, including stores and residences. The damage le the town will exceed SIOO,OOO, and In the path of the storm It will be days before an estimate of the damage can be made. Railroad and telegraph communication have been cut off from the town and the tracks are washed away for a distance of four miles on either side of 'the town. Albuquerque, N. M., July 31.—A siiecial received to-night from Soroccu says: “Late yesterday afternoon a heavy rain from the east met a cloud from the west near Snake ranch, eight milts from Sorocco. The wave was twenty feet high, and came down in the Arroya and Sabmergen rivers in Chihuahua and Cuba, two small sub urbs, washing down houses and rushing through others. The Arroya also broke at Sprins street and in thb north part of the town aided the torrents. Women and chil dren were struggling In the water. Sev eral bodies have been recovered. One fhan und six children were rescued and several more are missing. “There was many narrow escapes. Mrs. A. Mayer and her mother were washed away, but rescued. “Forty houses wer destroyed and oth ers are badly damaged. Tho water Is three feet deep and all tho principal streets are strewn with furniture and large bowlders. ‘Tattle damage was done to the stores, except to their collars und foundations. "Crops and gardens were washed away to tho river, and from Polvadera to Lemi ter the lowlands are flooded four feet deep. "About a mile of track Is damaged on the main fine of the Santa Fe railroad and eight miles on the Magdalena branch, wiit'h the road-bed and several bridges washed away. “The water main of the Socorro Water Company was badly damaged and no drinking water is to be had. Hundreds of people are in distress. Relief meas ures have been started. The damage to the town is estimated art $700,000.” Denver, Col., July 31.—A tclejuTim to the Florence and Cripple Creek railroad office here to-day from Cripple Creek re ports a serious landslide and washout along the fine of the road between Russel and Adelaide yesterday afternoon. A freight train from Cripple Creek was caught near Adelaide by the landslide and derailed. In half an. hour a succes sion of cloudbursts occurred near '.he head of Eight Mile Creek, about 155 miles away, and swept the track for six miles, catching the train. Engineer Reuben Gore and Brakeman James Dolan were drowned in the terrible rush of water along he trac. The damage is reported at sio,uoo. Reports to the Santa Fe and Rio Granda from Canon City tell of serious washouts near that place. A STATION AGENT SLAIN. Tnrdtnes* In Opening- a Door the Only Provocation for the Crime. Birmingham, Ala., July 31.—Information reached here last night of the cowardly murder of Ed West, statiom agent of the K. C., M. and li. railroad, at Potts Camp, Miss., thirteen miles east of Holly Springs, by J. A. Gatlin, a politician. Gatlin had been to a political convention and wanted to send a telegram. He knocked upon the station door, and West, who was making out his monthly reports, was a little slow in opening the door. Some words passed between the two. when Gatlin pulled a pistol and fired at .West, killing him in stantly. As soon as Gatlin fired the shot he ran off up the track, and was soon followed by tho enraged citizens, but so far has escaped. If caught, the general opinion Is that he will be lynched. PIGIHSM IN PARLIAMENT. Italy’s Chamber of Deputies Again the Scene of u Fight. Rome, July 31.—The Chamber of Depu ties finished Us session to-day. Shortly be fore the adjournment a scene of uproar urose iu the chamber, which caused a temporary suspension of the sitting. An article written by the socialist ’deputy, Signor Colajanni and published in the Milan Secolo. was objected to by Several deputies, who considered it personally of fensive to them. The offended deputies surrounded Signor Colajanni and from a ve.u of words they came to blows. The ■ mini: was suspended during the ensuing uproar, and after order hud been restored Signor Colajanni explained the article to tie satisfaction of the protesting depu- j ties. Cl DA'S NFIW e\pf:dition. It la the Largest and Heat Equipped Fiver Landed There. Key West, Fla., July 31.—Private te'.e grums received hen confirm the story of the safe landing of the largest and best equipped expedition that has ever landed In Cuba. As was siattd, the ex pedition wus commanded by Gens Ko lofT. Sanchez ar.d Rodriguez. They car ried 290 men, 29.1XW rounds of ammuni tion, 450 rifles, 1,700 pounds of dynamite, one Gatling gun, one cannon and 500 ounces of Dr. Ksqu'naljo's infallible bairn for wounds. Dr. \ idez Dominguez went as colonel of the sanitary corps. I‘urt or this expedition left here i arly In June In the tug Childs, but af'er several at tempts to land on the east coast of Cuba, returned and camped on Harbor key, about thirty miles from Key West. Short ly after landing Roloff left them, and it Is rumored went north, going by way of Biscayne Bay, to secure another ves sel. He returned a week ago lust Wednes day on an ocean tug, name unknown. She was covered from stem to stern with canvas, and took on the men and ammunition lust Thursday week and started for the Bahama Isl ands. He took on Gen. Rodriguez with 56 men, 80,out) rounds of ammunition ami 150 ritlee. It ts reported that Henry Brooks was with the expedition, Vie having made sev eral visits to Fine Ki y, coming and going by way of Biscayne Bay. He is known here as Mr. Grant Prominent Cubans here state that the safe landing of tho expedition has put new life Into tho Cu ban cause, and Its failure to land would have been its death blow. The expedi tion was so well planned and executed that few, even of the Cubans, knew any thing about It. Havana, July 31.—A dispatch from San tiago de Cuba says a band of insurgents made an attack upon Fort MiJlal, between Hongo and Forclps, last evening and were repulsed. A large band of Insurgents made an attack this morning upon a small de tachment of Spanish troops on the es tate of Isabel in tho Guantanamo dis trict. A desperate fight ensued, with the result that the rebels were driven back with heavy loss. Gen. Lugne reports from Santa Clara that tho Spanish column under Col. Gar rfilo met a band of insurgents under the rebel leader Rodrigues on tho Venida es tate in the Sagua dl: riot yesterday and dispersed them, killti g Roderiguez and capturing a quantity of arms, ammuni tion, etc. GRAVEYARD INSURANCE]. The Prosecution Prove* Kriiud, But Not Coos piracy. Morohead City, N. C July 31.-The third day of tho sensations) til. i tor eor.spl’-. , in life insurance was devoted to proving the physical and financial condition of Charles Arthur, one of Uie alleged victims. If the evidence for the prosecution is not rebutted, Arthur Is proved to have been a pauper and almost a living skeleton. Fraud is proved by the evidence as it stands, but as yet there Is no proof of con spiracy. W. L. Arendell was put on the stand again this morning. He testified that Charles Arthur was a walking skeleton, and the nearest to a dead man he ever saw alive. The Justice said this did not show conspiracy, and further evidence was ruled out. It Is u matter of record that Arthur was a pauper and received $2 a month from the county fund, and that tie was an ob ject of dharitv for the citizens of More head City and Beaufort. Dr. L. W. Perkins, the last man arrest ed, is the mayor of Newport, and ex town constable of .Mo-rehead City. At the beginning of the season, Perkins was in charge, of the police department of the Atlantic hotel. Here and in Beaufort people are dis cussing the sensational arrests, but it seems they withhold their opinion until all the evidence has been brought out. They say prominent citizens should not be condemned as gulty of these dark crimes until strong proof has been of fered. The prosecution claims to have this liroof. The attorneys for file defense say ther has been no evidence to prove conspiracy and as yet no case hus been made out. v MACON AND NORTHERN. The Seaboard Air Line and tlie Cen tral Said to Want It. Baltimore, Jvld., July 31.—’The holders of the certificates representing the bonds of tho Macon and Northern Railroad Com pany held a meeting to-d#y which was adjourned without action, as was tho meeting of July 18. Alexander Brown suggested the adjournment “until such time as wo may be in a position to sub mit a proposition which we can recom mend. Mr. Brown said that the Thomas and Ryan proposition for the purchase of the Macon and Northern securities had ben withdrawn but that the railway company v as in a better physical and financial con dition than when the committee last met, and that ultimately a better sale of the property could be made than was hereto fore expected. It Is generally understood that the Seaboard Air Line is seeking con trol of the Macon and Northern, and it is kr.own that the Georgia Central is anxious to Include It in their reorganization scheme. A HUSBAND OX THE KIN. Pear of Arrest for Ulgniny Said to Have Caused Ills Departarc. Tampa, Fla., July 31.—1. L. Dekle left town very suddenly a few days ago, and it develops that he feared arrest for bigamy. Dekle learned that a Savannah man had written here, inquiring If he was married. On learning this Dekle borrowed money and left, Mrs. Dekle following in a few days. It Is stated that tlve years ago Dekle deserted a wife at Gadsden, Ala. He went to Mobile, Ala., where he mar ried again. The second wife he deserted and married the woman with whom he was living here. Dclile was a clerk in a grocery here. Hluiv Work in tirtllug n Jury. Ban Francisco, July 31.—The work of obtaining a Jury to try Durant was re sumed in Judge Murphy’s court this morning. A large number of talesm* n were examined and ore man, Adolph M. Kline, was accepted, making three thus far secured. Kline Is a caul dealer CONFESSIONS BEGIN TO COME. THE QI INLAN* BREAKING DOWN j INDEII THEIR STHAIN. Doth Weep llittcriy During FlTorts of file Police lo Induce Them to Tell All They Know—Mm. ttululnn Relieved to Have Made a Partial Confession—'The Convict at Little Hock Flay lie Drought to Chicago. Chicago, July 31.—That Mrs. QulnUn, wife of the janitor who is supposed lo know so much about the misdeeds of H. H. Holmes, made a partial confession to the police this morning is almost cer tain. although Chief Radenoch and In spector Fitzpatrick refuse to say whetn r or not this was the case. At an early hour this morning the two principal in vestigators of the case gave the reporters the slip, and Instead of coming to the Cen tral station, as Is their dally custom went to the Harrison street station, where Mr. and Mrs. Quinlan have been confined ever since they were suspected of knowing more than they eared to tell, taking with them a stenographer. They first devoted themselves to th? man. About an hour was consumed In his examination and when the interview was over it was noticed that the steno gtapher carried under his arm volumin ous notes of interview. Chief ltadeno h declared that nothing had transpired which he could give lo the press without Injuring the police status of the case. Ho admitted that Quinlan broke down com pletely and wept like a child, but denied that he had said anything which would lmpllcut*) either himself or Holmes In tho various murders which have been, laid at their doors. Ho was confronted with the new Information given by Lawyer Capps in regard to the Identity of the man Allen or Hatch, now In Jail at Little Itoek, bur, while admitting that he knew Hatch, which In itself Is considered very impor tant by the police, he refused to acknowl edge him either as an accomplice or a friend. The Interview with Mrs. Quinlan, which followed, was sensational In the extreme, and the police are very reticent about it. “Mrs. Quinlan was very much affected,’* said Chief lladenock. "She not only wept throughout the whole Interview, which I need not say was unusually severe, but she said: ‘I call on God to witness that I know nothing more of the murder than I have already told. If Pat says I know anything more about It, he simply lies, that’s alt.' “ This remark was called out by tho decoy statement made to her that her husband had confessed everything. At least, this Is the story the police tell, but it Is believed from the whole circumstances of the 'n terview und the way the police conducted •*> -q 1 ••■t' swilnjs out tout much more was stud than the Inquisitors cored to give out, for the very good reason that a premature publication of their plans would, In all probability, spoil everything. Lawyer Capps was present at both Inter views, but refused to Bay what had taken plaee. He says he will remain in Chlcugo three or four days before going to Little Rock to further look Into the’ knowledge of tho man, Allen. "We shall riot all go to Little Rock at all," said Inspector Fitzpatrick. "We are going to bring Alien here If possible. No, we cannot bring him here on a requisition, as he Is already confined on an offense of which he has been convicted, but I think wo can get him here all right on a parole." Chicago, July 31, 11:30 p. m.—Chief Bade noch confided to a friend to-night that tho principal admission of Quinlan to-duv was in reference to Allen, now in Jail In Ar kansas. Allen, who has also been known as Hatch and Mascot, and by several other names, was not only a friend of Holmes, but was doing business on his own account, so Quinlan said. Quinlan also admits that he was hired by Allen, to do a Job In Fort Worth. He went vo Texas, but Allen did not appear. There he met Holmes, who was then known as Pratt. What the Job was that Quinlan was to have done in Fort Worth is not known, but is supposed to have been a fiaudulent insurance deal. The statement of Quinlin to-day is considered important in that it verifies the statement that Al len was Intimately connected with Holmes. Chief Badenoch said this evening that he believed Holmes had corrupted Quin lan, who was known as an honest man before he met Holmes. Quinlan worked for Holmes as a laboring man und latterly drew $2 a day, but he never did any labor and acted more as a confidential agent. This -is the only real ground for the belief that he knew that his employer was com mitting murder. It has been dally expect ed that Quinlan would make a confession that would Implicate both himself anil his wife, and to-day it was believed the time had come, but it is now certain that what ever the man may have said to implicate others, he has not confessed to commit ting murder. A sample of the oil found In the cellar had been submitted to the city chemist, and it is found that the fumes from It In a closed vault would suffocate a person In less than a minute. The oil will be an alyzed to-morrow. It is also believed from an experiment made by the chemist that the foot print in Holmes' air tight vault was made by a foot which had been In this deadly oil. The chemist put some of the oil on his hand and then placed it on the bottom of u metal pan. The iron was im mediately corroded where the oil touched anil the print of his hand was left on the pan. The theory Is now that the oil was used by Holmes in murdering his victims. The police are not communicative after their work of the day. They held an other long session with Quinlan this after noon, and declared -they got hut little In formation from him. It is generally be lieved that Quinlan has given Information iniplleaiting liatdh in the murders. The police are playing Quinlan and Hatch, one against the other, for informa tion concerning all parties, nnd it is be lieved Quinlan told them several import ant facts concerning Hatch to-day. Despite Quinlan’s denial. It can be proved that he went to Fort Worth with Holme®. J'ietzel and Hatch, and that he was in the Fort Worth bank with Hatch when the bank loaned SIJ.OM) on the Williams prop erty, which had bean transferred to I'iet zel under the name of D. B. Lyman. Quinlan admitted that he was In Fort Worth with Holmes and Pietzel in a talk with Attorney William Capps lust Satur day. He said at tho time he had nothing to do with tho forgery. An Ein brink men t Give* Way. Geneva, July 31.—A portion of the em bankment of Laki Geneva, neur ihe vil lage of Montieux, gave way yesterday, lenvlng a gup lot meters lung und twenty meters deep. The pecuniary damage is enormous, but fortunately no out) was in jured. df;ff:ndf:h the victor. The Vigilant Ifcaten lit Minutes In the 40 Mile Hun tu Newport. Newport. K. 1., July sl.—Once again, the Defender has scored a victory over the Vigilant, and while tho latter was somewhat handicapped by a six-foot rent in her main sail, that would not atone for the 12 minutes beating which the latest Ilerreshoff creation gave to the cup de fender of 1893, In the forty mile run from New Loudon here. The new boat made ample amends for her failure to win yes terday, and even the croakers, who say she Is not doing as well as she should, ceased their croaking, and apprehension In regard to the America’s cup was put at rest, for the day, at least. The regatta committee talked with Mr. Iselln to-night about having the Defendir officially measured and giving out the re sults to-morrow. They also considered the protest of tho Vigilant in the race of July 22 and will announce their decision to-morrow. After finishing, all the yachts anchored Inside the harbor, except the Defender, whose deep draught made It safer for her outside Goat Island. There has seldom been a thicker forest of masts In the har bor than was the case this afternoon, and the spectacle, when all were lighted up this evening, was one that will be long re mcmtieredh ere. The fleet will remain at anchor to-morrow, ami there w ill be much entertaining ashore and sociability afloat. On Friday one of the greatest races of tho year—that for the Goelet eup—will be sailed. The Jubilee, Volunteer, Vigilant and Defender will then come together. POLITICS OF* THE 01.11 STYLE. The lllut'khnrn unit llie Antl-Itlnek buru People Hold Dig Barbecues. Frankfort, Ky., July 31.—Politics of the old style prevailed In Franklin county to day when Senator Blackburn's campulgn was inuugurateif The Tuylor people ar ranged a big burbecue ut Peek's Mill, In honor of Senator Bluckburn. Tho Mc- Creary people prepared an opposition bar becue for Col. Violet, the legislative op ponent of the Blackburn candidate, three miles down the river. Everybody turned out to-day for the barbecues, and business was practlcully suspended. Despite the feeling which prevailed, especially In tho Blackburn enmps, the two factions did not clash, but It Is reported there were a doz en lights at the opposition barbecue. Feel- Is red hot over the doings to-day*. Sena tor Blackburn, true to his promise, illd not denounce President Cleveland and the Kentucky administration democrats, but referred to them only ley Insinuation. Ills speech was In direct advocacy of the free and unlimited coinage of silver. The sena tor, however, advised the democrats to support the state ticket. He will speak •each day until the primary, which will be held on Saturday. Every Indication points 'tl. Blackburn's su i. .Jisre, al though the Violet people claim the county by 400 majority. A RIG HUN OF* STEEL, Tonnage Men at llruildoek Beat the World’s Ileeoril. Pittsburg, Pa., July 31.—The tonnage men In the converting department of the Carnegie Edgar Thomson steel works at Braddock made an unprecedented run between tho hours of 6 o'clock last night and 6 o’clock this morning. Tho run sur passes the former world's record, ulso held by the Edgar Thomson steel works. Last night's production with two 15-ion cohverters, 73 heats, was 1,110 tons and 900 pounds. Tho night previous the product of 09 heats was 1,040 tons. FREIGHT TURNED THE SCALE. Cninherlnnd Coal Operators Cat Oat Those la Southwestern Virginia. Washington, July 31.—An agent of the Virginia coal companies was at the agri cultural department to-day and said that, although the coal from Southwest Vir ginia tested as high tor steam purposes as the Cumberland coal, the latter was accepted because of transportation rates. Tho Cumberland coal is brought to Bal timore and towed In barges to Norfolk at a lower rate than the coal can be brought from Southwestern Virginia. CARLISLE’S LAKE TRIP. The Party Will Sail From Chicago to Buffalo on ll Light House Tender Washington, July 31.—Secretary Carlisle has changed the plans for his trip through the great lakes. Accompanied by Mrs. Carlisle he will leave Washington Friday and go direct to Chicago, where they will be joined by Mrs. W. K. Carlisle and chil dren. Tho party will hoard the light house tender Amaranth probably Saturday and make the tour of the lakes to Buff'nlo. The time consumed will be about thirty days. GOTHAM’S STRIKING TAILORS. Fifteen Hnnilrcil Members of tlic Hrotberhood Resume Work. New York, July 31.—About 1,500 tailors of the protective brotherhood resumed work this morning. The strikers stated that many of the contractors who have signed the new contract are prominent members of the contractors association. The contractors denied positively that their ranks had been broken and con tinue to state that they will not gyunt any concession to the strikers. SPEAKER OF THE COMMONS. Lord Salisbury Not to Oppose the Re election of. Gully. London, July 31.—ft is senii-offl<daily announced to-night that tho government will offer no opposition to the re-election of William Court-Gully to the speakership bf the House of Commons. Mr. Gully Is a liberal, and rumor has It that It was the Intention of Prime Minister Salisbury to remove him In order to make room for Sir Matthew White Ridley, who is now secretary of state for home affairs. An Oregon Town itiirned. Baker City. Ore., July 31.—Meager re ports were received here to-day of the al most total destruction by tire oh the night of July 25 of Harney City, In liuriv y coun ty. Harney Is u town of about oo inhab itants. and lies a long distance from the railroads. It Is believed that the lire was of incendiary origin. J | DAILY. $lO A YEAR. J J 5 GENTS 'A COPY. > I WEEKLY 3-TJIIES-A-WEEK.fI A TEAR I DUPES OF THE DEMAGOGUES. MISSISSIPPI** I-OPI l.is-ts MEET IN conv f:\tion. Three-Fourth* of Ills Delegates Men Who Were Never Out of Tlielr Home County Before—The Mule Cura, Electric Lights and Water works of Jackson Among the Seten Wonders of the World In Their FI yes. Jackson, Miss., July 31.—Jackson Is full of populists, who have taken possession of Representatives' hall, the lobby of the capitol, and the cheap boarding houses. The object of the meeting is to nominate a governor and state officers, which some of themi have hopes of electing. Aa far as numbers are concerned, tho con vention is first-class, but that Is about all that can be said in their favor. Threo fourth of them are men who were never out of their county before, and to whom tho mule cars, electrle rights and watt* works of Jackson are sights worth gaz ing upon. i The moving spirit In this gathering Id Capt. Frank Burkltt of Okalona, edlton of the People's Messenger, and for many) years a painful thorn in the side of thg Mississippi democracy. ; Capt. Burkltt was found In the statel library dotting down figures and othes data, and asked what they Intended tq do. | Ho said: “Wo will put out a ticket fog state officers, from governor down.'* “Do you expect to elect any of UjemT’t asked the reporter. * “Yes, sir. If we can have such a revolu tion as wo did In '75 we will beat thg very tall off you democrats." Thnt Is the one hope of the populists* that the democracy of the state will go ta pieces over national finances. The convention was called to order at 1J o’clock by Capt. W. Ratcliff of Kosclosco, chairman of the People's party executive committee, was made temporary chair man. The committee on credentials spent an hour among the delegates, showing nearly every county represented by delegates, all of whom aro either farmers or editors of populist papers, J. A. Bailey of Lauderdale was made permanent ehulrman, and made a rousing speech on ascending the Btund. Committees on resolutions, platform and nominations were then appointed. T. P. Gore offered a resolution “that the thanks of this convention be extended to Senator J. Z. George for the excellent populist speech recently delivered at Winona.'* It was ref' ii .-d to the coiummov on r > >K - lions. The convention completed Its labors at 6 o'clock this evening by adopting a long series of "whereases and resolutions” ar raigning tho national and state democ racy on errors of omission and commis sion; demanding 20 per cent, reduction In official salaries; the abolishment of numer ous clerks and deputies, and examination of all books and accounts for several years buck. Tho delegates reiterated their con fidence In the Omaha platform, and nomi nated tho following ticket for state of ficers: Governor—Frank Burkltt of Chickasaw. Lieutenant Governor—Dr. 3. W. Robin son of Rankin. Secretary of State—R. R. Bunting of Talahatchie. Auditor—lt. T. Love of Sunflower. Treasurer—C. W. Bolton of Pontotoc. Attorney General—J. J. Dennis of Oktib beha. Superintendent of Education—A. Trot ter of Clark. Railroad Commissioners—O. W. Dwyes of Panola, N. M. Hollingsworth of Hind* and T. N. Jackson of Amite. Land Commissioner—N. C. West of Car roll. Revenue Agent—H. E. Mitchell of Al coln. Supreme Court Clerk—L. R. Collins of Jones. Capt. Burkltt, the nominee for governor, made a speech, reading from manuscript, la which he rolled the democracy of the stute over the coals, holding tho old party accountable for the hard times, und all other Ills to which Mississippi has fallen heir to In twenty years. The audience was with him, soul and body, and cheered him to the echo on every punch he gave tha democrats. He predicted that the popu lists would carry the state In the coming election. A LICENSE TAX KNOCKED OUT. Judge Ilmontiin Holds That It Vlo lutes the Federal Constitution. Asheville, N. C. July 31.—Judge Charles H. Slmonton has handed down a decision In an Important case. On July 20 a war rant was Issued by Justice Carter against W. J. Hough of this city, the charge be ing that Mr. Hough had violated section 25 of the revenue acts of North Carolina, forbidding the sale of pianos and organs within the state without puyment of a license tax of $250. Tucker & Murphy o£ Asheville, representing the W. W. Kim ball Company of Chicago and other piano and’organ companies, procured a writ of habeas corpus from Judge Si monton, returnable at Flat Rock, on July 24. On that day J. D. Murphy urgued the case before Judge Si monton. Yesterday the judge sent his de cision to United States Clerk Paterson’* office. In this, the judge holds In favor of the defendant, that section 25 is uncon stitutional and void, for the reason that it Is In violation of article 1, section S, of the constitution of the United Btates, granting to congress exclusive right to regulate commerce between the states. STAMPEDED lIY SMALLPOX. Eight Den lbs unit Twenty-One Case* Reported t p to To-day. Winston, N. C„ July 31.—The smallpox scare In Patrick county, Virginia, near toe North Carolina line, Is creating consid erable excitement Three dtles have quarantined against the Infected district Eight deaths and twenty-one coses ure re port* and up to to-day. Several citizens ,-r* said to bo leaving Martinsville and other places on account of the disease. A Snap for Gen. McCook. New York, July 31.—Geo. Auson Mc- Cook has been appointed city chamber lain to succeed Joseph O’Donohue. Hs was sworn In by the mayor a little after noon 10-day. The place Is worth (25,tX8 a year.