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} J. H. ESTILL, President. f
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
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
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
Marion DeKalb Smith was nominated
by acclamation for controller of the treas
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.
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.
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.
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
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
"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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 -
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
Governor—Frank Burkltt of Chickasaw.
Lieutenant Governor—Dr. 3. W. Robin
son of Rankin.
Secretary of State—R. R. Bunting of
Auditor—lt. T. Love of Sunflower.
Treasurer—C. W. Bolton of Pontotoc.
Attorney General—J. J. Dennis of Oktib
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
Revenue Agent—H. E. Mitchell of Al
Supreme Court Clerk—L. R. Collins of
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
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.
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.

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