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TlIE-AltGUS; FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1893.
, ! Growth of Electric Traction. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report. Powder ABSOULTBmr PURE CLUB MEN ADJOURN Convention. TEXT OF THE PLATFORM ADOPTED. nerceiy opposed oy ine Milwaukee dele gates and indefinitely postponed, and an animated debate took place over the tact that the neoro bad been left out of the res- Close of the Republican League ; oiutions, but nothing wM done in the wat- 0 resolution denouncing the New ; York League club for blackmailing young Seligman because he was a Jew was adopted and a recess to 3 p. m. taken. When the convention reassembled an up roar was precipitated that lasted a full hour. The ..trouble originated with an effort on the part of a majority of those present to refer the election of a general secretary of the league to the incoming executive committee in the interest of J. I E. Burke. Delegates pledged to other can t didates opposed it, and the chair decided J that such a move was out of order. Then j U. Hurke men amid great uproar suc j ctded in having the matter passed 1,009 to ?(t. When a supplementary resolution de ploring the deaths of Blaine and Hayes came up the 706 moved in return that this be passed also, and there was a row. The Blaine men were wild and for awhile the convention was lost control of by the chair. An appeal by a Californian for peace and for honor to the name of Blaine finally re stored quiet and the resolution was adopt ed. After voting the usual thanks to the retiring chairman, etc., referring a lettei from Powderly to the incoming national committee, and listening to a closing speech by Dolliver, of Iowa, the conven tion adjourned sine die. At the National Beacue exfcutive ses sion. President Tracer was Authorized to appoint a sub-committee of fifteen to meet at Chicaco June 10 for the purpose of transacting all league business and elect- lnc a secretary and treasurer. Following are among the members of the national committee: Illinois, K. G. JmM; Indiana, W. U Taylor; Iowa. F. C. Boll: . . - i - , . . it . : . . . i : . . . -; . -iiicnieaii, nenry a. aiugiu, h isu'imu , O. Ij. Rosenbaum. There were only a dozen delegates to the college league lecause, as stated, the sea son was inconvenient for attendance and free trade college professors refused leave of absence. B. E. Hawkins, of Syracuse university, X. Y., was unanimously chosen president to succeed James F. Burk; Julius V. Travis, of Indiana was chosen secretary. A platform was adopted on the report ol the committee on resolutions and plans discussed to increase the membership and spread the influence of the college league. The meeting adjourned sine die. FR1LURE Or AN INDIANA BANK. Tracey of Illinois Klected President on first riallot Some Lively Scenes at the Final (intherlng Disappointment at tlte Absence of NMtlonnI Leader The Col lege League Meeting Slimly attended, bat Transacts Its Ituttincss. Louisville. May 12.- One. thing about the Republican League convention that was a topic of considerable discussion was the absence of the prominent men of the party, and there was much disappointment expressed. It was announced in the days before the convention met that General Russell A. A'ger, J. Sloat Fassett, Thos. B. Reed, John C. Spooner. Governor Will iam McKinley, John M. Thurston, Levi P. Morton and a dozen others of equal prom inence would attend and address the con vention and lend their counsel in conduct ing it. But not one of them arrived, and their seeming neglect caused someun kind remarks. Matters on Which There Was Iicrl. This matter occupied the attention of delegates early in the day, but as the tin-e for the meeting drea-near other subjects came up connected with the resolutions to be adopted. There was strong opposition to woman suiTrage, also to some proposals in he line of restricting immigration, and a declaration in reference to the neirro in the south. This all came up in the con vention before adjournment ami made the members quite lively at times. It did no: take loin; to organize, when the hour of meeting arrived. Crede minis, rules and other preliminary matters were quickly disposed of without friction, and then the resolution committee reporttrd. The ISosolntlons ax Adopted. Following are the resolutions as adoptvd by the convention: "We, the representatives of the Repub- lican League clubs of the United States in national convention assembled, reaffirm devotiou to the principles of the Republican party as enunciated by the national Repub lican convention in lfOi. "We point with pride to the passage of a general law for the safety of life and limb of railroad employes upon recommenda tion of President Harrison, by a Republic an congress and in conformity with the ex pressed pledge of the national Republican convention. We declare that we nre in hearty sympathy with every legislative enactment which will promote the inter ests of the wane earners and tend to equal ize conditions arid harmonize the relations between labor and capital. A r hit rat ion llrrimt mended. "Always regarding the moral and ma terial welfare of the great body of the peo ple as the primary object to be attained, we recommend n one of the most flicient means to attain this end the establishment of a system of arbitration for the adjust ment of differences arising between labor and capital. "We declare our faith in genuine secret ballot laws fortified by efficient acts for the suppression of corrupt practices in elections. "We demand the enforcement of existing lawsrby t he duly instituted officers of the law and the abolition of the system of private armed forces represented by the Pinkerton and like detective agencies. "We demand the suppression of all pub lic gambling, whether in food products or by means of lottery tickets. One Term for the President. "We heartily nrge an amendment to the constitution making the president ineligi ble to a second successive term. "We recommend to the favorable con sideration of the Republican clubs of the United States as a matter of education the question of granting to the women of the state and nation the right to vote at all elections on the same terms and condi tions as male citizens. "The foreign policy cf Benjamin Harri son and James G. Blaine deserves and re ceives the commendation of all Americans who believe in preserving the rights and Capital t Indianapolis Shut I p hy a Hun Another at Chicago. " Ikdianapoli.s. May 13. There was in tense excitement when it was known that the Capital National bank of this city had closed its doors because of a run which was started by depositors when they heard that the bank "was hit by the Chemical bank failure at Chicago. The Capital had a deposit in that bank of oveJ ?S0,000. The actual liabilities of the Capital are about $1,030,000. The paid up capital stock is f:?(t0,(X10 and the assets are estimated at 350,000. M. B. Wilson was president, and Charles B. Doherty cashier. The failure may endanger the solvency of banks at Vineennes, Sulli Tan and Gas City in which Wilson, Doher ty, and others are large stockholders and between which and the Capital intimate relations existed. It is believed that the Capital will pay 100 cents on the dollar. Chicago, May 12. Another bank has closed its doors here, the Columbia National, the cause in this case being the pressure for ready money, which resulted in its customers drawiugout their funds to the lowest possible amount. The bank had plenty of securities, but could not realize quickly enough to supply the demand for cash and there you are. The run extended over several days past and the president, Ziruri Dwiggins. says the doors were closed to protect depositors, all of whom will be paid in full. Washington. May 12. Comptroller Eckels has designate d D. A. Cook, bank examiner for Illinois, outside of the city of Chicago, to take charge of the Columbia National bank of Chicago. He bas also telegraphed Hugh Young bank examiner for western Pennsylvania, residing at Pittsburg, to proceed at once to Indianap olis and take charge of the Capital Nation al bank of that city. HAD DESIGNS ON GLADSTONE. the scone of its influence. In accordance ! A Letter That Shows the Intention of as with that policy we reaffirm our determin ation to encourage the enforcement of the Monroe doctrine not only as it applies to North and South America, but also to these lands in the Atlantic and Pacific which are or may become necessary to the protection of our coast line and our trade.. When the American flag covers Ameri can interests and American honor it must never be lowered. "Whereas, the Democratic party for the first time in thirty-two years has suc ceeded to power in both the executive and legislative departments of the government, we now direct attention to the fact that it should either give the people a fair trial of the policies advocated in its last national platform or admit that it gained its su premacy by gross misrepresentation and hypocrisy." ADOPTION OF THE PLATFORM. Tracejr Elected to Succeed Ctarkaoo Home Li rely Passage- All tha resolutions except those relating to the presidency, gambling and woman suffrage were adopted by acclamation, the others by a majority vote. Then the plat form was adopted as a whole and the roll was called for members of the national committee, which was duly named. After the adoption of the platform the roll of states was called for nominations for presi dent of the league. M. H. De Young, of California; W. W. Tracey, of Illinois, and General D. H. Hastings, of Pennsylvania, were named, and seconded with a flood of oratory. The ballot resulted: De Young. 406; Tracey, 802; Hastings, 41& Tracey's election was made unanimous, and the new president made a brief and felicitous speech. A proposition to require immigrants to be able to read a page of the English lan guage before being allowed to land was Enclish "Crank. LONDON. May 12. William Townsend, the man arrested on the charge of having fired a pistol in Downing street and also suspected of having designed to kill Prime Minister Gladstone, has been charged with having sent a menacing leter to Glad stone, which was read in court. The letter is dated April 23 and in it Townsend de clared that if Gladstone were removed the home rule bill would be as dead as Queen Anne. Ho thto continues: t wrill tHvn tou another chance. I have ctmnir nulnion of Your cleverness. I firmly believe that If you w 111 it the bill rill Wnma a kw desoite Salisbury, Bal four. Chamberlain and tbe lords; but it t,oii no if hi tjikintr two lives, yours and mine, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of IovhI Ulster men will be saved. Surely that will be sufficient justification. I all look anxiously in tomorrow's papers on nnawar " ti.o nHannw admitted that he had writ ten t, w.tar Thou several entries in hit rimrv WArtt mjLd aJl of which were of the same tenor as the letter. Cleveland's Sauauner Home Itemdy. Washington, May 12. The oountry home and surrounding grounds of Presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland are now receiving their finishing touches. The garden i n front of the house Li already blooming with flowers, the furniture is being put In order ana tne nouse can be moved into at any time. Chang, the Chinese giant, has been" mak ing a study of languages, in seven of which he can now converse. John Knobel, formerly of Chicago, had a desperate encounter with burglars at Pitts burg, and in the struggle was seriously cut with a knife. Bishop Foss, of the Methodist Episcopal church, is ill at Evanston, Ills., erysipelas having attacked him while he was nursing his injured knee. The fifth annual congress of the Scotch Irish society is in session at Springfield, O. Many well-known men are present, among them Robert Bonner, of the New York Ledger. The Chicago school board has ordered the discontinuance of all the "fads" in the schools except the teaching of foreign lan guages. It seems than the Frenchman and wife, arrested at Williamsburg, N. Y.. on suspi cion, as they had. a fortune in jewelry, watches, etc, with them for which they would not account, are the tools of a fraudulent bankruptcy or the custodians of a big haul in a robbery. The Hungarian patriot Louis Kossuth says that Irish home rule will lead in all probability to Ireland's political absorp tion by the United States. Governor Fishback has offered $250 re ward for the arrest and conviction of any of the mob which hanged the two negroes at Bearden, Ark. The governor says that the only way to stop lynching is to hang a few lynchers, and he wants to see it done. Obituary: At Edgerton, Wis., Oscar S. Jacobus, formerly of Chicago, aged Si. At Albion, la., David vVorcester, brother of the lexicographer, aged 85. At Otsego Lake, N. Y., Joseph Francis, inventor of the lifeboat, aged nine-two. At Wabash, Ind., Henry Mergy. aged 05. At Boston, Mrs. Minnie V. Smith, wife of Billy Smith, the prize fighter, aged 13. At Rome, Cardinal Zigliara, aged 60. Dr. Henry J. Marks, of St. Louis, died of blood poisoning contracted while perform ing the operation of trephining on a little girl 3 weeks old. ' A new counterfeit $5 silver certificate is in circulation. It is of the series of 1S80 and bears the check letter 13 B. The p-ir-trait of General Grant is poorly engtavel and some of the lettering is irregular. William Deering & Co., of Chicago, have attached property of the cordage trust in Kansas City, Omaha and Minneapolis to secure a debt of 100,000. Cardinal Zilgliara who died at Rome was regarded as a candidate for the papacy. Suit has been commenced at Grand Rapids to annul the marriage of Fred H. Ieonard, who was recently adjudged men tally incompetent. The bank of Santa Clara, Cal., has as signed in consequence of the discovery of a shortage of between f IjO.OvW anil &w, ooo. The cashier of the bank died last week. Another New Departure Suggested. Washington, May 12. The Star says that men who have talked with the presi dent and have observed the political drift, would not be surprised if there should be before long a radical reform in the present methods of patronage distribution. J. he scheme indicated is that congressmen are to be refused recognition as solicitors of appointments, the president to call upon them when he wants their advice. It is thought that the idea would be popular With congressmen, who are setting tired of the business any how and were really relieved to a degree by the civil service law. The Illinois Legislators. SrniNGFIELD, Ills., May 12. Representa tive Meyer's death was known before the house met, but it was hastily arranged that it should not be publicly announced until the house had acted formally on the senatorial apportionment bill. The bill was called up first thing and final action taken as soon as the Republicans had 6poken against it for the hour granted them. The Democrats were all on hand and the vote was 77 yeas and no nays. Re publicans declining to vote. The house then adjourned inhonor of Representa tive Meyer. The deadrep'resentative had a first-class war record, and though wound ed never applied for a pension. The senators also adjourned, and most of them went home. Minnesota Alliance Furious. ST. Paul, Minn., May 12. The ?25c000 Minnesota 6tate farmers' elevator, for which the Alliance members njade a win ning fight at the recent session of the legis lature, will probably never be built, as Attorney General Childs has rendered a de cision which in effect declares that the elevator must be built from its own earn ings. This has made the Alliance furious and through its president, Ignatius Don nelly, it will make a formal demand on Governor Nelson that he call an extra ses sion of the legislature. Donnelly has is sued a hot address to the alliance. Death of Gen. Townsend. Washington, May 12. General Edwnrd D. Townsend, formerly adjutant general of the army, died here Wednesday night, aged 76. His death was not unexpected, in view of his age and bad physical con dition. Townsend was born in Massachu setts and was graduated at West Point in 1837. He served in the Florida and other Indian waro, in the Canadian border dis turbances and was chief of staff to General Scott early in the late war. Subsequently he became assistant brigadier general and was breveted for his faithf nl services in the department here during the war. Fail-child Declines to Serve. WASHINGTON, May 12. Ex -Secretary Fairchild, who was appointed chairman of the commission to investigate the condi tion of affair in the New York customs house, has informed Secretary Carlisle he will be unable to serve. Mr. Fairchild learned that the investigation would be extensive and consume more of his time than he was able to give it. A Crank Wbo Wants an Office, t Washington, May 12. A crank has been arrestd at the White House. His name Is Hamilton S. Saunders, and he hails from Sumter, S. C, and La insane. He desires to receive tbe appointment as minister to Mexico. He will be sent home. Growth of Electric Traction, The growth of electric traction in this country is one of the most marvelous developments of the century. A leading street railway journal draws attention to the fact that in the past five years the mileage of street railways operated by electricity has increased from 50 miles to over 6,000 miles, which is a greater mile age than that of all the other street rail ways in the country operated by both animal and other forms of motive power. Of this large total nearly one-third was built in 1892. No estimate has yet been given of the aggregate increase in value in suburban property that has been im proved by the running of new electric lines, but the amount must bo enormous, as a large proportion of late installations have been in suburban districts, partic ularly in the east. In July, 1S90, the street railway mileage of the country was 8,650 miles. At the present time it reaches a total of 11,655 miles, or an increase of 3,000 miles in the past 2i years, During 1892 there was an additional increase of 1,000 miles. Some of these lines have been introduced in the most crowded parts of large cities, where it is admitted that cable traction would bo more economical. The reason for this lies probably in the fact that it would be far less economical to change from electric to cable power simply for the short distance than to retain the ays tem already in operation. A New Flower. A Great Crash. Our great sale or TowELs is making a crash in the mar ket. We are cff.rins'a of towels in gerieril. m assortment embraces erery jj cf special toweliugs in the ka. Here are tow:5 f , r purpceee, and in xtra jZe, from the finest lirJ'-i. Soft a a uencaie euougu to ijlff a Mary D. Welcome, the Yarmouth (Me.) fiorist, says the flower that will be most wondered at and admired among the new fashions Darno Nature has intro duced this year is the entirely new typo of zinnias, called the "crested and curled linnias. They originated as a "sport" on the trial grounds of Henderson, among a multitude of varieties imported from Europe with those of home growth. They have petals curiously twisted and curled, after the style of some Japanese chrysan themums and are so unlike the well known zennia no one would suppose them to belong to that pleK-ian family, origi nally so unrefined as never to le intro duced into the aristocratic circle of the floral kingdom. Dame Nature took them in hand not many years ago to see what she could do to improve their habits and with marked success. The elegant Tom Thumb, Pig mj' Mexican, Zebra, in stripes of red, orange, pink, scarlet, white, etc.; mo saic, with foliage marbled and dotted green and gold these were some of the new types introduced, and now we have them dressed in all colors, crested and curled for tho ballroom! What nest? Lewiston Journal. Accidentally Knocked Iown by a Fanther. On the anniversary of Washington's birth Alexander Rawles, a prominent landowner and stockman of Anderson valley, was accidentally knocked down by a largo S-foot panther. Rawles bruises aro now reported serious. His dogs had treed the beast, and Rawles went to a neighlors for a gun. lie could find only one cartridge, but with this he returned and shot the panther, but only slightly wounded it. Tho aniiaal sprang from its perch midst the dogs and soon stretched one in death. Once in bound ing backward to avoid tho other dogs the panther accidentally came in contact with Rawles, who was knocked down. Tho panther entirely ignored Rawles throughout tho fight, giving tho dogs its undivided attention, although before and after his fall Rawles vigorously bela bored the beast with his gun barrel, which was ruined in tho conflict. The panther's death finally resulted. When Rawles was knocked down, his 6ide struck a stone, producing serious inter nal injuries. Cor. San Francisco Chron icle. Mr. Gladstone's name occupies twenty pages on the new catalogue of the British Museum; Tennyson's, fifty-seven. There is more catarrh in this sec tion of the country than all other diseases put together, and until the last few vears was supposed to be in curable. " For a great many years doctors pronounced it a local disease, and prescribed local remedies, and bv constantly failing to cure with lo cal treatment, pronounced it incura ble. Science lias proven catarrh to be a constitutional disease, and there fore requires constitutional treat ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manu factured by F. J. Cheney &Co.. Tole do, Ohio, is the only constitutional cure on the market. It is taken in ternally in doses from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. They offer $100 for any case it fails to cure. Send for circu lar and testimonials. Address F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. BrJfSold by all Druggists, T5c. Ilajs Uow far tne Paper Trust to Ho, ToPEKA. Kan,, May 12. Governor Lstw eUiag and Attorney General Little are ftfter the paper trust of the country, and say that they will arrest every representa tive of that combine that comes into Kan sas. The attorney general has instructed county attorneys to "seek out the agents of this great trust and arrest each and every one of them and spare no pains in their prosecution, and let me know and you shall have assistance at once." On tne Base Jf all CTeld. CHICAGO, May li Following is tbe League base ball score record: At Phila delphiaPhiladelphia 9, New York 15; at Brooklyn Brooklyn o, Boston 9; at Balti more BalU uore 8, Washington 6; at Pittsburg Pittsburg 4; Louisville 6; at Chicago and St Louis No games; rain. VOLUMES COULD BE WRITTEN", Si led with the testi mony of women who have been made well end strong by Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescriptiou. It's a medicine that's umdti especially to build up women's -strength and to cure women's ailment an liivin'omtilisr. re- . .,i .1 etornuve tonic, sooiuiuj voruiui, uu kMAlnnr tirvfn0 nurplv vocatablo. IlOIl- Kfi . - - S - - alcoholic and perfectly harmleks. For 11 tti fiintinn& derangements, tiain- ful disorders, and chronic weaknesses that afflict womankind, tha Favorite Prescription" Is th only guaranteed remedy. It must have been the medicine for most women, or it couldn't be sold on any such terms. Isn't it likely to be the medicine for you ? Skki Dy druggists everywuerc -House Raising and Moving- satisfaction guaranteed. liaising brick buildings especially Address E- A. ROUNDS. 1515 Sevecth Avenue, Box 121 h lw Tea peach without taking off the fuzz to the coarser grades for crdinar purposes. Our stock is unapproachable in extent, varied TOW E L of all descriptions. The sale takes place on our -SECOND FLOOR Respectfully, KLUG, HASLER, SCHWENTSER Dry Goods Company. Davenpr.it, Iowa. Driffill & Gleim Keeps the finest line of- isro IN THR CITY DRIFFILL & GLEIM Under Harper House. Sacrifice Sale OUK ENTIRE STOCK OF Glassware, China,' Tinware, Toys, Fancy Goods, Etc., Must be e'esed out at once. Our prices ill surprise you. Geo. H. Kingsbury FAIR AND ART ST OR?. 5FWatch this space for prices. A May Clearing Sale! -OF KVEHY- Jacket, Cape, Suit and Waist -IX OUK STORE- MARKED DOWN! To be sold without regard to cost or value. BEE HIVE- . 114 West Second Street. DAVENPORT, IOU'A. The Nobbiest, Prettiest, most tasteful and most reasonable Millinery is at the BEE HIVE.