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ESTABLISHED JUNE IS ) , T871. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MOILING , AUGUST 18 , 181)7. SINGLE COPY 3TLVE CENTS. MARTIAL LAW RULES Sheriff Lowry Fatrols Three Townships with His Deputies. DOES NOT ALLOV/ / THE MINERS TO MARCH A Awaits Act io of the Court Before Ordering Oaups Broken Up. TWENTY-TWO EVICTIONS AT PLUM CHEEK Several Men Who Seek Do Arraitt'a Life Placed Under Aireat. WOMEN ATTEMPT A DEMONSTRATION Yell nl Mini- Where Still nt WorK mill TlirontoiiM ( o Tln-im Itrluk- tit Tin-in Duliiu SnUMIcil. PITTSmmo , Aug. . 17 Martial law Itni to all Intents and puiposes bcci declared In I'liim , ration and Wllklni tovvniihlpt by Slicrlft Lowry. The thrci mines of the Now York & Cleveland Gai Coal company nro In thtno townships atu all loails leading to them will bo patrollet by his deputies Persona who cannot give i nitlsfuctory account of themselves will b ( ordered to leave the neighborhood and upoi rcfiiiMl will bo uric-Hied. Tlio sheriff will not attempt to break ui the camp of the slrlki'is until the coui liay passed on the emcsllon , but announcci today that he Is determined to stop tli matching and trespassing on the compan ) ' juopcrty. No ono will bo allowed on th compan'a property who falls to have passed signed by Superintendent De Armltl There arc now marly 800 men In th camp at IMum creek. After the mutiny a Sandy Creek yesterday the camp at tha point wan abandoned and the men went t IMum Crock. In addition 200 men arrive at 3 o'clock this morning from Hell Vcrnoi The largo Intreaoo In the number In cam lias caused a shortage of provisions and th aion are hungry. They thtcatuied to marc during the morning , but were Induced nt to tin "u by the deputies. Last night It wo decided to have the women march , aa tli Injunction did not Include them The 01 dor of the sheriff to arrctjt all persons , how ever. eatiHcd a change In the program an there was no march. Sheriff Lowry hal ho would disperse the women as quickly t the men , ao hu Interpreted the court's oidi to mean to tnjolu not only the men but a who nttLiiiptcd n ahow of force or intcifei cnco with the miners. MOItn EVICTIONS. evictions nea Thcro were twenty-two rium Creek during the day. Passengeis o the morning train from 1'lttsbmg to Tuitl Creek say a man who gave his name as Joli Monroe and who said he v/as from tli Osceola mine , announced ho was going t Itlll Sam Io Arinltt. The statement Is ma ( ! that them are a number under arrpst In tli vicinity of the mines who are after the II Armltts. They are not In the camp , hov ever Samuel Do Arinltt la under ariest I < ho sheriff. Neither hu nor the shciirt wl eay for what , but the strikers Bay It la I prevent hU arrest by any constable , \\hlc would bo Impossible as long as he Is In tl sheriffs custody. Sixteen more men went Into I'lum Ore' mine this morning. The strikers eay on twcnty-olght men nro at work , while the cor jtany ? ay Ihey IUVP 250 men The outpi jesterd.iy was five cars of lump nnd Din cars of BCI eened rnal. The strlko leaders for sumo reason hi abandoned the Idea of having a meptli cf the heads of the different labor orga l/altons to dovlsp wa > s and means of bo tllng with an adverse ruling of the con on the miners' injunction. President Del : Rajs a meeting of the union officers may held on Thurmla ) , but If It Is It will lit I another purpose Thcro Is n rumor current that the 1 . 'Armltts have arranged for the imiiDrUti of 200 foreign workmen next Monday vork In the Turtle Creek and IMum Crc mines This Is denied by Thomas DP A tultt. but In spite of thl , ? It Is bcllev dth the Now York and Cleveland Gas fv company will give notice to all strike that they aio willing to re-employ all t old hands and should the strikers n rhooso to return to work within a few daj the company will tiy to employ some w Vlll work. The work of securing signatures to t uniformity agreement in progieasing favc nbly and In a few dajs the list will ready for publication. About thirty opei tors are ald to have slgnnd , hut the co : Jnltteo In not willing to say whethci or r any of the larger operators am on the list iin.\n orp run MARCHERS. At Turtle Creek fifty slrikei , wltlu lenders or music , and with nothing at th liead but the American flag , marched fn Camp Doloimlnntlon thk ? morning on t Oak Hill mines. Thin was done iinexpp edlv. fiforo rcaohln ? the mines Shei Lowry nnd a posse mot the marchers a oidrrrd them back to camp. The stilker.j luctantly tuned back , sorely disappoint but peierful. Whllo the niPii were going to ork t molding they had to puss between two ic of rrcw.li women , headed bj Mrs Jennie "Wltte and Mr Marie flrogla , The won called at the men on the wa > to woik n threatened to hit them with atones , though the > did not do so Tlu > men h ilcxl patit aa fast aa they could , .i-ar ttoubli1. Wlion the ini'ii had all pawipd I women went to their homes , sajlny tl would be out toir.onow. The miners' olilclals exprc&j themscl' ' ns well satisfied with the Injunction p ceedlngs. "According to the court , " f President Uo'an , "tho Injunrtioa only strains us from what wo have not done , 1 . . what wo do not Intend to do. Tbt can Vlll bo continued and conducted as us1 until further notice. We have abundant . Rurance of help1 and all the reports that arc dc.itltutu have no foundation" President Dolan hold lip was misquoted mldindrifitood ) cstcrday wt.cu giving testimony at the Injunction hearing did not Intend to aay or convey the I preMlcn. " said he , "that Operators Shlcl 1)1) ) the and Hteytler and other operator * 1 re'nuestcd me to order a slrlko They IIP told mo to get Ic Armltt's men nn a strl but 'did ' eay , and It is the general opln among all operators , that Do Armltt Is Aponclble for the deplorable condition affairs In the IMttsburg district , " The decision In the Injunction case i probably not be handed down befoip. morrow. Pour more suits were cute ugalnst Superintendent Samuel Ie Am today by strikers and their wives , chaigcis being disorderly conduct. WOMJ3N WILL MAIICH. The contemplated plan to have the vvoi make marches , which was to have bciu augurated , hat bern definitely decided u by ( ho leaders , and the wives and daugh of the strikers will now take up the w which the men have been enjoined f doing , It la the Intention to begin toniori end have the women do the matching u thn men remain In camp. Tint leadeu tli the Injunction Is not operative agaliut won and It remains to be iseen what the onto ulll be. The farmers of the entire country surroi : Ing the rev era ) camp * are making extrn : jirei actions for a demonstration to > \ thilr suipathy for the strike i Thrs pose to have a parade , hta'et' by i . , , nnd march down Hie Ssburg mi 1 su , o\er the IillU. There will bo no "cu to minis" sentiment , or any effort to get the miners out No ml alonary wo'k la to be attempted ; the demonstration la purely for the tmrpcwp of aliowlm ? ) tnpathy for the strikers The nrcpiratiorm for the event have been carried on tccretly , but the story was given out tcnlght by one of the prime movers Ho * ays the class of men who will coniptfle thi > parade's hns no fear of Inter ference and will not disband at the command of a few deputies Sultit and counter cults promise to bo one of the moit prominent featureo of the strike. While the Now York and Cleveland ( In Coal company has licen prosecuting Its Injunction case the miners have been gathering mate- rill on which to bring suits , not alone for wages , but for trespass President Dolan said this evening that as soon ao time af forded the miners' officials will bring action against the officers of the New York and Cltveland Oas Coal company. The question ot the strikers' right to visit cmplbcs ot the company at thilr bonus and plead with them and the right of deputies to Interfere with a man when he Is walking on a high way toward a residence , even though he Is compelled to walk on the property of the comp.tn ) , will be looked Into In the opinion of a number of coal operators - tors the * uniformity agreement , admitted ! ) a good thing , will not receive the support lUi ai ticks Tire said to warrant. A canvas ! ot operators shows that they are not rushing to the committee with signed agreement ! In their hands In fact , they are all holillnr back and each one seems waiting to sec what the other fellow Intends to doIn tmlry tends to show that only three firm ! have placed their signatures to the agree nicnt. After a conference this evening ietweet thn slieilff and the strike leaders f'O lntn : are convinced that the sheriff's 1 ite t nr ilrrrf pending the decision of the court It the Injunction case , makes practlci'u mil tal ! law. They understand that the striken : na > retain their camps , but cannot nnrcl nor do anthing toward getting the Do Ar mitt men out. They cannot go about ll squids not singly It their mission la r T ii'i ) tiling but to attend to pi-van buslnerc Hi1) cannot call on a friend f ' # be locatei on u mpany ground Under the cl Tn ei cnpnltion It Is expected the camps w " 1 I grcMly reduced In numbers , aa only at \ men will be needed. lliort was another shooting near Cmii Isohtion today. A negro bclonplng to thi Un'tv cump on the northwest I'ltisbm , ; i iM-eiMiicr railroad , beat his wlfr and tin oat eiel to kill her. Deputies were cal'ol ' ii the scene and , arresting the nceio ; a " 1 ° ml nhot him In the arm , No o'her ' trouble o any kind has been reported OIMJH Y'llHS ! TToLII V Tlu-j DftiTinlne- Stnrt Working tli MIU-N | at Once. OLiViiANI ) . 0 , Aug 17 The operator of the Pennsylvania coal mines held a con fcrenco In this city today , at which the fol lowing firms were represented. The Hlla Cot company , Vulcan Coal company , Moon Hu Coal company ot Plttsburg , Yougloghcn Illver Coal company of I3rle , Canonsbur Coal company , Welsh Upstlll Coal compan ; A C. Sannders Co , Moigan , Moore . Dlalne , Chartlcr Block Coal company c Plttbburg , J. Somcrs Tuel company , K. I Robbing of Plttsburg , Plckards , Mather Co , West Newton miners , Rainbow Co : compan ) of Plttsburg , W. P. Kcnd of Ch cago. Osborno , Saeger & . Co , Rhodes lleldler Coal company , J. I ) Santera & . Co J W. Ellsworth & . Co , Johnson Mlnlii company , Cuddy Mullen Coil company. In pcrlal Coal company of Plttsburg , Wcbstc Gas Coal company , Ohio and Pennsylvanl Coal company and the Port Royal Coal an Coke company ot Youngstown. It was determined that mints In the Pltti buig district should be started and operate without further delay , on the ground th ; the Illinois have taken a high-handed pos tlon ; that nothing but an unrcasonab price for mining will satisfy their domain and that they have been unwilling to trc : with the operators nn any fair giounds. Ah that them is no couise left open to tl operators at this time. It was determine that all coal sold at the Hl-cent basis < mining this year must bo mined at th prl e. No change In the price of mining wl be considered until the contracts miilo at tl , il-cent basle me filled and the uniform ! agreement is completed. At least thrce-fouiths of the tonnage the Plttsburg district was represented at tl conference and all are unanimous and agrci to. if necessary , forcibly resume operation with the exception of M. A. Hanna & C M MCI : iin.tnwvY IN \ \ lisr VIHCIM leiiilr PI ml a A\u > tn I2\iulr Con Injunction ) ! . WIICELING , W. Vo. , Aug 17. The strl civ , show material gains In all sections West Virginia today. In the Wheeling ill tilct there Is not a miner working , vvhl on the Ohio side ot the river the la.it in : except these who areto furnlnh coal f water and electric light plinth , \lll be o tcciight In the ralrmont district the strl ! leaders did not succeed In closing the Mo tan.i mine entire ! ) , but they made dccld gains The camp will be maintained there t the last man leaves is work , when the recinlta will bo taken with the mahi'boi to the other Watson company's mines help elobe them. Im the Kanawha vail about S0l ( mt i have gone to work sin jcsteul.iy but more than that number ha left their work The double U that t miners are n far apart that concentrat action is hai'l to get. In the Norfolk Wchtsrn legion the organizers have go to worlc again with a \\ill and in milllcle numbers to piove cfuctlvc The leadi are getting onto the United States cot Imjunetlons and tlnd that they prohibit not Ing but trespass. They anne longer cause of alarm to the otganlrers. FAIRMONT. W. Va Aug. 17 The man lug strikers have succeeded In getting ab < lalf of the men out at Montana , and It aid they will march on New England t aftcinoon If they do , they will probably by the deputy marshals who urrl\ this motnlng Mr Camden Is a recent at val from Parkcrbuig He eays from wl nx-Rovernor Fleming tells him , hn would I lie surprised If the region were tlol up Monday. AM ) M\AililS COM'RIIKM PS [ I'l-ONiti-ot of SuttleniiMit of WIIUcHlinrrc strike . HA55LRTQN. Pa. . Aug 17 In thu Hot ) lirook dUtrlct of the Lehlgh & Wllkesba , J company'rt collieries no attempt vuis made | day to start vvoik at the mined. Mana La Waell arranged for a meeting with committee of thu Milkers at noon , thu irs of which -vlll not be made known until men meet In Macadoo thin evening. 1 mulea at Audenreld No. 4 tlopo were nmvrd thin morning. Superintendent Jui Mated that the company was u-ady to b thn men. Inn that those alrcad ) dlsdiaii for complicity and alleged nyint thy In ttiIKe movpinent would not be > relnstat Ml Ho said that the compan ) would not ex Mle Hence any embarnumncnt , beiausn th eof collieries * In the Wilkrabarre and Wom district could eurpl ) the demaud for ci 111 The btilKcr * are contldent of i-uccte. but 111o Iras a rompromho is effected , the tie-up > Pd be lengthy 'I IIP coal and linn pollen Itt ttlll guarding mlnca , but thus far tl he luvc not been molested or bid occa&'on iri t a single striker. Mllii-rx Mnnl j\ol Murcll. en CINCINNATI. Aug. 17. A bpeilal to In- In01 , Commercial Tribune from Wheeling , W \ 01rj ; rj rk Kx-Oovernor riemlng returned from Pa rkmi erdburg where ho bad been In oonsultal ) VV with Judge John Jay JacKuon , and Ik noupced that the' judge had given anot ! nK tonetiurtion to hU Injunction against 'H. strikers In the I'alunont region and In Loup Creek valley , which makes It man tor ) upou the strikers to discontinue > < ! niarclua. tin marching being considered form of Intimidation Ooveruor I'lem reprrtents the mltiem und ordern to the m fha i to arriat 'hn maichorf were facnt w 1 him b ) I I'd Jtu' e The miners t * > et bo' ' ( Continued oil Second Page. . BANKERS IN CONVENTION Opening of the Annual Gathering Occurs nt Detroit. GOV , PINGREE WELCOMES TH- DELEGATES Some of HIM ClinriictcrlMtlc IiliMirt ( 'onci-rillllK CnriMiratloni \\IIIIKMI Look on nN IH- Icrcstcil SpcclnturN. DBTR01T , Mich. , Aug. 17. The banking liitnrcots of the country were well repre sented this morning , when about COO dele gates to the American association assembled In the Detroit opera house to attend the opening session ot the twenty-third annual session ot that body. The welcoming Epe-cch of Governor Plngree , while considered some what radical by bome ot the members , was on the whole well received and he received a gcncrouo amount of applause at Its con clusion. Qeorgc H Russell , as spokesman of the Detroit clearing house , administered a mild rebuke to the governor by salng that lie had only been In the banking business eight or nine jearn nnd would not therefore attempt to deliver a homily on the silver question or the evils of corporation. The applause which giceted this sally Ehowcd that a hit at Mlchlgan'o anti-corporation governor was understood and appreciated. At the conclusion of the address the state delegates met to appoint thcli members of the nominating committee. Thcro lose-nicely c , doubt that Joseph C. Hendrlcks , president of the National bank ot New York City , first vice president of the association , will be chosen president. 'Iho prospects arc that there will be lively contest for the vice presidency. Tranli W. Tracy of Springfield , 111 , wants the position He was a candidate last year , but was defeated by Mi. Hcndilcks and hli trlcndo think he ought to get the posltior this ) cai. Alvah Trowbrldge. chairman ol the executive committee , and George H. RUB. soil ot this city arc also candidates. CONVENTION OPENS. Every seat In the Detroit opcia housi was occupied this morning when < little after 11 o'clock Prcaldciii Robert J Lowr ) called to order the twenty fourth annual convention ot the America ! Hankers' association. The | > rc < 5uicc of man ) women testified to the great Interest taker by Detroit In the proceedings of the conven tlon and the elaborate decorations ot the opera house gave further evidence ot De troll' , ? hospitality Piacr was offered by Rev. Father Ilcnr ; A. Schaptnan , prcs'dent ' of Detroit college Maor Mobury then welcomed the dele gatea to Detroit In an adJress moro thai usually happy and felicitous Governor Pin gree was late In arriving , but when he cam forward he was received with a gcneroui round of applau-e. Governor Pingree welcomed the delegate In behalf of the atatc. After a few words c cordial greating the governor said : DOES NOT KNOW IT ALL I do not pretend to ful'y understand th theory of mone > , being but nn every-da ; manufacturer of shoes , but I h.ive a though which 1 wl h to start rolling for dlscu Mor Whitever men's IJtas- may be upon th subject as to what money metal of ultimni redemption is be t In the world's commcrc nnd nionetnry s > stems. I belltve it Is con eeded that when Mlver gradually ceased t lie part of tin stock u eU for such purpo = e In thu bilnnce of trade and otherwise th nvnllablu amount of primary inon y wi" rt ducpd ubout one-hulf To remedy till'- slat ot affairs It Is sought to tfCeel mi agreernf r among nullons whereb ) the unit of meaaur ma ) again be In either gold or si ver at main i i io called bimetallism. Shoul the people of the United States decide t u--c told alone as a money of redemption condition of nffnlrs may bo Imagined vvhe such a laige pioportlon of the world's un nual gold pioduct shall be u < = ed nnd cor sinned In the tuts that an Increasing stiir gdicy In god coin will occur. The u ° c c irold In the arts is now Increasing froi jcar to > eir. As I understand It , the rrh clpal purpose of remonet zing silver , cithe with or without foreign as-sent , 1 to Increis the available supply of ultimate rcdernptlo money. nAs one method of Increasing the stock < the woild's coined gold I suggest that ° ou way bo elcv'ted to prevent the increas'n use of gold In the arts , for instance. tax upon manufactured gold in the shape < jewelry gold leaf , etc. I3VADING OBLIGATIONS. Tne llubl Ity of the stockholders to tl : amount rf their stock in addition to tl amount Inve'ted and the stringent holdln of directors to watchfulness anil dut ) mulct n national bank perhaps the best model t a corporation that has thn" far been work < out One gieit cause of complaint ngalm man ) of our private corporations Is that tl laws tempt the people to orsnnize them ft Ihe very'purpose of escaping for the debts lhal are lo be conlnclei Many of Ihese debts ara In conscience , Ind vldual obllga lions. They ouglil lo be U same In law A coiporallon is orcanlzi ostensibly FO that men who would otherwli be In jiarlnershlp can conllnue busine wllhout Its being entangled with tnc esta of a deceased pallne- nut If the buslnci becomes1 n fnl'ure , except a = to certain debt the .stockholders are not generally liable I the creditors Liu8 of thl. kind = ap the Individual cba ncler of our age. If-the pilnclple of r liability on t'ie pirl of stockholder * ai dlicctors of national binks were to extci lo oilier corpjratlons the stochholiers won stnlce their Ind'vldual ' reputation as wcl i Irelr moiipy on Ihe result of Iho bu lnes Large business interests would be in 11 liaiulH of men who Intended to piy und tin would be released from illeglllmnle compel t'on of lliose who , by Inlenllon or recklcs ne"x go Into corpoiate buMnoss by whli ci editors must lose. Progie"s will doubt'e develop olher means for making corpor lions honest Unl I believe we oughl n to stop until the responsibility to be none renting on coi notations , which exist I virtue of franchises granted bv the publl Is as great as that which repts uion llrst-clnFH , honest bu lne < ls mm If som thing In Ihe nalurp of rcEponMblllly Impost by Ihe national banking law upon ban ! could be applied to al ° private corporal'o I believe that much of the odium wh ! < now attaches to corporations In gener would bp removed As regard the taxing of banking caplt ! As long at' we t > upply the principle that i property. In whatever shaps U may 1 w bother real or personal .Plial" bo tqu i' ' y- taxed , property In the shape of mon shouH ccrtulnlv boar its just proportion the putil'c burden nnd hence banking ca Itnl which has nn earning power should al be taxed , but at the same time not dl eliminated agalliit by a method of doul taxing. An amendment to the national banking la permitting nutlonal banks to lend , afHu banks do , on real es'late , cou il not but lei to benefit both bankers and those who be row from them , PIinSIDHNT LOWRY'S ADDRESS The last address of welcome carao fro George I ! RUB.-ell , member of the uxecull council for Michigan Then President Lou arose to resp-nd lo the greetings of Mlcr gan and to give hlj annual address I said In part' Tltnuuh It has often fallen to m > lot bustnetb nnd otherwise to contend again odiN to nn extent which may possibly"ha blunted my nen'lb lltlfs lo sue cond'tlonH ' , am willing to confers that on this occaH thp odds against me ere rather out of t line of my past cxperlc'ice [ , a"il I find m self soiiiew hnl al u loss lo adcQuattly ( Xi/r- the thanks of Ihe acpudatlon over which have the honoi to pr-'tlde , for this trii 10 I vv elcome frotn hip e.\cellene ) , tlie govern i , I of HIP great coinmonweallh of Michigan , 1 honoi ( he majr.i of Ihlrb aullful metrcpa of t'lo atate , und the chairman of the Detri Ii- clearing houtv. Hut , gentlemen , If no form in welccmp had been extended to tlie Amc n can llunkerb * aiboelatlo-i , our knowledge nnd Interiomte with representuUvu men a wompii of MIclilRan anil IJ-trait on prcvlo ' " ui-eatlons would have been equivalent to le ctrtlfleil check on jour ho pltallty , anil ev " , ha 1 thU failed , u" an organlzallon of bu ill lies * men we knew that this viMt of ours a J JUT state and e-lty would prove , not or U n ideatnre , but Instructive , from the knov , idgi > we pha 1 gain of the wonderful uieoi . , pllblimtnts uiul the p.talbllltles of lilts H 111 lion of our country , re i Uentlemen of ihe Amerlean HankTi ) ' t , fx > clallon. when > ou look upon the sir , I upon vvMch this city la located and frc ( which It taken Its nnmfxd" In mind that the tonnage which la buoyed by the In calculable volume of water ! which passes through Detroit river .In aw great ns that which enters the port of Ix > nf on. the largest cnmmerclnl center of the w irlu And nlFO bear In mind In thU crmncl < \a that In 1701 Cndlllnb , the founderofyOrtri u , first enlprpil this brand strait wltA ft flee ) ot twentH-e | birch bark canoes , which cou ] 1 now be store \ nway In n corner of porlie on the G.OuO Fleam nnd sailing \csselr , tnknnei by over WK < I men .which ) early coine\and \ o from Detroit. COXIMTIONS _ aentlemcn of the American Hnnkets' As- Botlnllon : Ono year ftgo we met in our tvventy-serond annual convention at St Loul , where through your kind partiality 1 was most highly honored by being circled president of your n soclrtt'on. At that time thu rountry was In the throes of n national election , party rplrlt rnn High , and prejudices were nrottfed as never hlfure in my expert- pncp. the finances' of O't ? cmmtrv were sc-rl- ousl ) Imperiled nnd confidence shaken At that meeting this association , compo'cil of n clnts of business men Who were 1'itlmitelv conneclcd Ihrough bnHncss re'ntloni wltli every branch of Indurtry , and representing about n billon of banking capital , eleelnrcil most pmphntlcally tliat gold was the only pafe standard of value , and thai this zreil country , ranking ns ono of the forpmo t commercial nations ot the world , could not Join wllh oilier nnllons of lower commercial rank In llxlng on n buer metal as ihe bisls on which a ounel currency lOiould rpst. It Is n matter of congratulation that after a heated canvass nnd ellpauss'on ' of nearly a year the people of tlie country , through the bi lol box , fully nnd tonipletclv endorsed jour position The refills that were re.i on. [ nhlv expected to follow this action of the people nre being slowly but surely realized ; confidence , the foundation of nil commercial piospcrlty , Is being restored This ntujrllon I needi no argument to eMahllsh UP truth : It cm be seen nnd felt by nil who nro not blinded by prejudice , and whose penslbllit'o" nro not cnllou'-cd by Ignorance. No one will deny Hint our country , fof- the last several ! years , has been pns lng through the deep waters of depression Tilts we all know anil 'fully realize ; vet , vvhl'o we hope anil feel 'that wo are now where HIP botlom can be touched , nnd while we earnestly vvl h tc reach the Miorc of prosperity , we want that prosperity to be based on tjie ounJ founda tion of confidence we want nothlnp M'oradlc , nothing sectional , no pie peiitv ol n plas" , but geneial prosperity proMieilty not enl ) for tlie banker , the merchant , tht u inufnoturcr , the furriitr. the meclnnlc am' ' ho laborer ; In a word we want n pros- lerlly which will reach out and louch cveiy ecllon. Industry and businc" i In llils uionl -ounlry. To thl end , gentlemen , we nre ivorklng , nnd this end vvp most certainly .vll . reach b ) honest , united , continued ant letermlned effort At the last meeting of the executive conn- II i strong conimltlec vvn cieate-d to begir i ml push the work of bringing nbout unl ormlty In financial and commercial law hroughout the state * This committee's ic iort will show considerable progress in tin ivork , but It Is a work which win , of course eiinlre time and persistent effort to accom if I'll. This demand for uniformity ot flmn ' 'nl and commciclat laws. Is not n pure'j . - > lllch demand , but Is made for the good o ill commcrclil Intereslt. . We ask no p ° cln privilege" , but the time has come when no only the banUIng interesl. but evciy olhc : commercial Interest elemanus n unlformllj in laws which will not relard , bill furlhc : bolh loca' and interstate commerce , and thu advance gentr.il prospeilty. Another committee has been created who" dut ) Is lo gel up and distribute bronlcas corre-l Informalion in icganl to the relal'on ' which. e\lst , 01 should exlsl. between bink and the people. Hanks nrp not nece nr ; ovlls ; thev are necessarv Instruments ? o agenclqH of commerce ; Incoiporated Ihey become como nrt'llciil persons _ creatcel by law am governed by law , und so loqg as they an law abiding 111 o Ihe liw-ab ding rn ural p r son , nre enlltlcd to protection from the uw Hanking Is n. legitimate business , just n much as any of the other of the varied put suits of men. U Is ? n business which shouli be engaged In only by the citizen , never b ; the government , for our general or slat government' ) to engige In tlie business o mnklng.ls no moie legitimate or politic thai . 'or thcfc governments * to engage. In maim facturinsr , i farming or any otbecj buslnes which would come In cprncotlllon wllh th purbiil'f of the citizen ( The right of th government to control t/hrough / equitable' nm unlfcjim laws a bu ! jip"3 jconducted by th cilia" ! ! doe" nol anil , should nol carry will It Hie right to enter Intoisuch bus'ness ' 01 government account. Violation of this prin clple by UIQ gov eminent ( though tint viola tton was po sll'y forced by the neces'ltle of vv.ir ) , has worked h.um lo HIP commerch inlciest of Ihe UntUil Sl.ilc" , and Is now standing mennco to confidence , ns It invite raids upon tlie Irearury ot Ihe ijovcrnmen by Ihe unscrupulous "pcculitor In gold , an places within the teach of flninclal birdie the means of creallng panic" , upon whlc Ihey Inrlvo Of course 1 allude lo Hie cov crnment Issue of legal tender paper , and 1 cl not heiltale to asscit that the commerc'-i ' welfare of this : country demands that thef lesal tenders bhould be letlreil , wheneve some p'an Phall be devised by which the vo ume of oouml currency In circulation "hi not be reduced bv fie retirement of th Rieenback. That this problem cm nnd wi be solved lo Ihe snllsfactlon of all concerne I do not doubt for o/ie .moment , nnd tli Influence of this association should b pledged to that solution. " The annual report of thp secretary , Jamc R. llranch ot New York City followed. The secretary's report shows 8S2 new men ber- , received during the year , and a toll membership of 2SU The receipts for tli year were jSJ.'GJ U. The-q were nil me-nbet lost on account of Hie-new schedule of due which went Into effect September 1 , ISO' ' thirty members from fnlfiire nnd llquldatloi making a lolal of 371 lost members. Th decreased the memheishlp at the beginnln of this fiscal year to 1K ! > . The roll no embraces : National banks , 1,45 f ; Htal binks , 7JCPivlngc ! , binka , 247 : Irusl con pan'es ' , 132 : private binkerc , 22 ! ; total. 2.81 , with combined capital and surplus of $191 007 73S ; end deposits of $ a,178S32,140 ; tola SI ' 173 ' 130 S9S , 'rii'nn FROM RAIDS .OP nuiiGinns. Joseph C. Handrlx of New York submlttc the report of the protective committee whlc Is composed of three bankers whose name are kept secret and who act under the dlrec tlon of the executive Council In taking etcr for the arrest and prosecution of partlc charged with crimes against members of th association. During the past year not member of the association has lost a clollu through burglary , ajid every profession ; operator to whom the 'attention of th protective committee Im been called ha been either convicted. Is awaiting trial c has been released on turning state't , cvlden" Mr Handrlx called atjontlon to the fact th ; tlieie has been no notable swindle or forger during the year Alvah Trow bridge of N\'W \ York , ehalrms of the exccutlvo council"said the only In portant business of last elght'ti- session we the consideration of two ftncndmcnts to tli constitution , A subcommittee on the amcm mcnts had been appointed/and J C Ilandrl : its chairman , reported | favorably on Hi nropcsed amendments. iOne of them It creases the representation of the state ai toclatlon In the executive council from thn to five , and the other v > toU the nomlnatlo of officers more largely Intthe hands of men hers of the convention liutead of leavln It to the council. Uoth * oinendmenU. we unanimously ndoptedj j * * gf Iha report of tho' confmlttee on unlfori laws was read by I'rauK > V , Tracy of Sprlnj field , 111 The reporj bet n * as follow H- UNIIXKM ) COMME/tCJAL / LAWS , Your committee on uniform laws was 0 rccteil by the-executive Council tit IN mee Ing In Ajirll lat > t to prepuie , wltli such legi asPiBlance ns might be ideilred , n unlfor , law for commercial iwper. Tortunately fi Ihe commltteo there vvua pnbllsbcd In tl American Hunkero llnpurlne for May "Negotlnblu ItiHtritmunt Lnvv. " whlc seemed lo be n better lew i for the mnpoi than any which vvp ooulil possiblv fram Hon. Linan D. Uit-wstcr of Uanbur Conn , , president of the fonfeivnca of eon m'ssloners of uniform * Uite laws , free ! and heartily gave the committee author ! ! to nriont It for rwommcndatlon to ) oi afsoclstlon. In speaking of the merits of the new la the report says : A more useful or thoroughly prepare statute on commercial law would bu dlilicu to find All the fundamental principles HI essential definitions of the law of commc clal piper , the law , In short , of Homo 10,0 repoited caws , is In fUlHtanco condense . , Into thirty-fix pages. Thin law has a ,1 i ready been adopted In tlie utdtes of No Jersey , Connecticut and Colorado , It In > become u law In the stale of New York. " I take effect October 1. 1S37. Shall we n f' hope that lh efforts of thp Amerlcn ' Hankers' association , added lo tliOBts of tl " American Har association , will result f p'aclng tills law on the etnlute books of a ' th" rc-nuin Ing Btatt'j vvllhln a reafonab [ rerleil of lime. ' " , The report concludes by recommending tl i. ' appointment ol a committee to correenoi It 1 it ) ( Continued on Second Page. FOR GAMBLERS AND TOUGHS Gallagher's Appointment to Bo Ohiof Pleases O HOLCOMB'3 ' PART IN HIS SELECTION Iio\i-riior Itciiiienli Iliillurd to V ti * for ( Jallanlu-r , nnil DciilvN ScmlliiK- ' 1'i-le- to Oiiiiilin , No matter with how much doubt tlie ap pointment of Constitillno V. Gallagher as chief of police was received b ) the heavy pioprrty owners and other citizens who were sincere In their demind for a really efficient pollco force , there was no mistaking the un bounded satisfaction with which the * news of Gallagher's success was received by the "gang. " The gamblers and thugs and the proprietors of the more or less disreputable resorts were all Jubilant and freely boasted of the fact tint they would at last be permitted to revel In a "wide open town" The ) were all deeply Interested In the outcome of the controversy , and almost as soon as Ihe action of the boird Monday night was announced , lie news wan telephoned to ever ) renort In kvhlch the lawless classes congregate. Quite a number ot the leading gamblers and their elltles were wilting at Tom role's notorious Joint on Douglas street , and when ho facl that Gallagher had been appointed was reported , they all took n drink and hook hands with every appearance ot tibllant satisfaction. It Is generally uiulcr- itood among the gamblers that while the now thief may make a bluff at a rigid in- 'orccmenl of the laws until after election , after the first ot the ) ear , If not before , the liars will be gradually let down and the ) will enjoy full llbcit ) during the exposition , It was reported that Commissioner Rul- aid had received a telccram from Gov ernor Hnlcomb Monday afternoon asking lilm to vote for Gallagher Yosterdi ) moining Ihe goveinor was asked .i > telephone whether any such message had icen sent and he emphatically denied that to had made any such request. Last night it was learned on authort ! ) from the state louse that Governor Holcomb did Bend word .o Dullard on Monday , Instructing him to lote for Gallagher. H Is generally understood tint the ap pointment of Gallagher at the instance of the governor was only lo bridge over for Ihe lime being the political dilemma and aftei Gallagher's Incompetcncy has been demon strated fully to slip In the gang candidate , Schuler Donnella , believing that these tac tics will drive Marlin White from the field and leave Ihe combine In full control. U Is generally understood thai during the 1st few das the gang I ad been making a des pciato effort lo secure tluee votes for Galla gher In order to throw the appolntmenl and thai of Mostjn as captain , as a sop to the Irish to secure their assistance to cairy the coming primaries. Whether the Iiish will snap at the bait remains to bo seen The favor with which Gallagher is re garded by the gamblers ie > sufllclcntly Indi cated by the character and associations ol the men who have been working In hln In terest. When James E Doa was governoi a tremendous prersurc was brought to beai by Charley Ogdcn and his cluim , Jack Mor fison , to Induce him to appoint Gallaghei as a member of the Hoard of Tire ane Police Commissioners. This was finally euc cecsful , but the supreme court decided thai the governor had no right to remove Com mlistoner Hartman from ofllce In the middle - dlo of his term wllhout cause , and Galla ghcr never look his seat as n member of thi board. " Now the same Indlv Iduals have at compllshcd the same purpose in anothci way , and Ihey are confident that Gallaghei will be able to do more for them as chle of police than he could as one member of thi board. C. V. Gallagher , the newly appointed chle ; of the Omaha police force , was seen at hi ; office yesterda ) . He said : "I have ten dercd my resignation as deputy collcctoi ot customs to Dr. Miller , to take cftec September 1 , at which time I will enter upoi my dulles as chief of police. I haven't ha ( time to think an ) thing aboul the pollcj I expect to pursue -In the police depart nicnt , and I will be EO busy during tin iiext two weeks getting my work In till : office In shape to turn over to my euccesso ; thai I will hardly have time to think o anlhlng else" OMJ MA\ WHO HAS MONHY'IO IIUHN Cuiiiiot Flntl IIVlnii lie VHM | n Vi-v \ork llaiik. NGW YORK , Aug. 17. A man , who sail ho was Thomas Hussey , 8G years of age , o Monlgomery , Ala. , entered the Amcrlcai Exchange National bank this afternoon I deposit some bonds. Ho was very feeble am with trembling hands searched through hi leather wallet and his pockets for some cou pons. Ho could not find them and ( lie banl could not do business with the old man. If was sitting on the step of the bank entranc when a policeman of the Broadway squii saw him. The officer noticed lhat the eli man was tired out , so he questioned him an took him to the Old Slip couit , where th sergeant ordered the officer to scarth him The wallet dlscloosd $773 in money , a returi ticket to Montgomery , Ala , a check 01 Drevtl & . Co , Philadelphia , for $11,000 and a : envelope containing forty-eight coupon clipped from some bonds which weie fonn In Ihe old man's tall boots. Thcro wcr cloven $1,000 bonds of the city of Savanna ! : four $100 bondo of the same and a ccrllflcal for 100 shares of New York Central Block The ofllter took Mr. Huscy to the Conic street police court , where the old man to ] Maglstralo Carroll that ho arrived In Nev York lest night and had stopped In a board Ing house on Wall street , lie could not re member the number. He said ho had relative In Hrooklyn named Mitchell Thcr WCH no charge to be made against Mr. Hue Bey , eo thu magistrate ordered the pollcemai to take him to police headquarters , vvhei slept ) could be taken to find his relatives MONTGOMERY , Ala. , Aug 17 Mr Htis sey Is one of the oldest cltlmis of Mont gomery. He owns valuable real estat throughout the btate Ho is n alioemake by trade , but gave up work many years age He la a bachelor and lives alone. He stand well In the community. U hull-Mule Liquor li-lllrrn. NI3W YORK. Aug 17. Tlie Manhnttn Heach hotel , Coney Uland , was the tci dezvous loda ) foi the members and friend of the National Wholerale Liquor Donlpi Association of America There weie near ! 200 de egates present from different parts e HID Unlletl Slates They came from 8a I'lanclsto , Chlcigo. SI Louis , Clevelnm Cincinnati , Louisville , Covlngton , lirndfon 1'u , Philadelphia , Pllliiburg , 8) rucuse , S Paul , Indianapolis , Albany , Tro ) , I'ougl keepsle. New Haven , New York nnd Itrool lyn These ofllccrs were elected for the el t-ulni ; JMIPresident. . 13 L 8n > dt-r , Ne York city ( re-e-lectcd ) : first vice prtslden Leopold Klnsteln , Cleveland ( le-elecliil rcooiid vice prebldf-nl , W J . Hroderlek. Hi tlmore ( re-electcu ) , trentiiier , O HelMiiev 81 Louh ) Hourei of control : T 13 Mi Namnrn , Clnclnnall ; 13. H. Llllcnthul. Si , Kranclf-coJ _ MAtiPHpn , Louisville ; A _ f ratmer. New York ; N , W. Murphy , Ch t cngo ; 13dwarel McCarthy , New Haven , an ' U II Uruce , Baltimore I3xetullvu comml ' ice ; August'Graf , St. LoulsY J . M""Atfiert'b'i ' . LoulfVlllf , A M Hellmun St Loulr ; J. I I Holmes , Cleveland , anil T. 13 MfNamnri Cincinnati. 1Ci > ) Htoiif Shiti * Di-iiiin'riilH. HARRISIH'lta , J'tt. , Aug. 17.- The i-xei utlve committee of the Democratic KucletU of Fi'iuiBjlvanla thin afternoon U ued n ca for the convention of the torletlei ) t Wllkesbarre September IS. bll > tr for I3 i'urt. N13W YOUK , Aug. 17 The slcnmshl Paris for Southampton tomorrow will tat outXX > ounces of silver. v uoMuts M\II : THI : 1111,11. Toiiiiiornliiro llooolionnollirr Chill TliroiiKli Itnln. The temperature elartod In to get warmer jenterday. but received n check In another rain , during which OH of an Inch of water fell The maximum temperature for the dnv failed to leach 70 by tlnce drgrcen , nnd there was a vcty small nxnge between the mixlniuin nnd the minimum Tlie diy was pirtl ) cloudy , with the wind from the southeast There were good raln.3 at Kansas City nnd Davenport , and a hall storm at Lincoln At Galvcston there wn 1 SI Inches of rain. The predict It n for toda ) Is for clear weather , with a slight chingc In the temperature. I. ( ) ( ! ' \ Vllsst lltl IIVMC. PONMI > rollovvN Them l'i > anil n I'ltolu-il llaltlr IIiiMiu-f. . Sl'RINOriELl ) , Mo. , Aug 17 Thla mornIng - Ing at 10 o'clock three men armed with Winchesters went Into tlie Plncvllle bank , forced the cashier to hold up his hands and secured about $ GOO , mostly silver A posse pursued the robbeia and exchanged several shots without effect The robbers turned north about four miles from Plncv Hie and escaped. One wat ) dirk and low eel appar ently an Indian , About C p. in. a posflo from Noel , hp.ided by J , E. Prlckctt , encountered thrinbbcr.i about ono mile east of Noel Hills. The lob- btts were mounted unl wcto llred upon from ambush by the pease. Several shots were exchanged. One robber was separated from the others and rode dltoctly toward Noel until within one-fourth of n milci out , and was then eccn to enter the woods , going west He was followed , but eluded pursuit by exchanging hoises About half a mile from the scone af battle one hoisc was found dead , paddled and bridled , nltc having n coat and pcabb.nd for gui o A E-hoit distalco , further another hoise wne found running loose , having been ahindomil by a robber Hoth hordes and baddies weie heavily sprinkled with blood The robber were then trailed a short distance In the woods by the blood and are supposed to be mortally wounded. It being almost dat ! < guards were placed and the chav > was aban- lonpd until motnlng , when bloodhounds will be put upon their trail. wiiii. ii vvu v me ; IMCMC } CoiinUi'N of rvortlmost Ills- KOIII-I ( O > ll- < - ( lit Milt1 } V lilt' . MARYVILLE , Mo.ug. . 17 ( Special.- ) I3\tenslvo preparations uio being made bv the Modern Woodmen of this plicb for the Northwest Missouri Log Rolling iiu < ociaiiui meeting , which is to be held here Auguti 31. The association Is composed of tin Foresters ot the twenty notthwcstcin couu ties of the state , and has a mcmbcishlp o about 5,000. It embraces eight-five strotu camps , Including the large one at St Joseph It is cxpetted by Ihe local Woodmen tha 1,200 Foresters will fall In line In the morn Ing parade , and besides tlieso largo nuiuben of other pcoplo will of course , bo la at tendance. The following prizes have been offered b ; the Maryvllle lodge , which Is excluded fion competition for them : Tor largest vlsttlni delegation first prize , $10 ; second , $5 Tor esters' drill , ( list pi be. $15 ; second , $ & Largest camp Rojal Neighbors , $10 ; tug o war , $10. Hon. R. A. Talbott of Lincoln , N'cb , lav partner of W. J. ! 3ran ; C. C. Saiuuleis o Council Hluffs , stale head COIIMI ! of lowi D I. Thoinlon of Kansas Clt ) , stale hen tonstil of Mlssoml , and Mis. Ll ic Cronln ger of St. Joseph , supreme oracle of thi Hojal Neighbors of Missouri have been en gaged to cpcak , and spe clal rates on botl railroads leading into Maryvlllo have bcei becured. nor is i-or.M ) iiuvn IN \ \yriui : SupiioHoil to Hnvo Horn KloUoil i' ' Ili-nlli li > IllH llorHi- . MARYVILL13 , Mo. Aug 17 ( Special Tele gram. ) The dead body of Jamca Cunninghan a 10-year-old boy , was found In a pastur ibout five miles northeau of Marjvlllc till morning. The boy left his homo last Satin day , to go lo Ihe poetinc to get a horse. H did nol return , but for some reason his fallui to do so did not alarm his parents until tli next day. Search for him wan then commenced mencod , but his bojy was In a secluded pui ot the pasture , and was not found until thl morning. It Is supposed ho was kicked t death by his horse , bul the Eho-Iff Is helpln the coroner Investlgale the cane. Senator ( icoi-i < > l.alil to ItNt. . JACKSON , Miss , Aug , 17 The funerr services of the loto Senalor fSeorgo took plat at noon at the Hnpllst church , Rev I. " ] Johnson olllclutliig. CllUens of Carrollto vvcro the actual pall-bearor and Senntoi Turne ) , Wilthnll , Itato anil Pettus and Coi gressmpn Ilenr ) , Allen , Mono ) , 1'ox , Cm man Undeiwood ami r-ntchlngs acted UB hoi oiary pall-bcaior Itev , 1 T Johnso preached nn able cermon , commenting n length nn the usefu' life and noble charade of Hie deceased He was lU-slHleil In the t-erv Ices by Rev. L S Tostei of Jacknon. HOVB S A. C Mafaon and W S , Nelton of Ihls count ! and Rev R W Merrill of Grenada Th Interment took place by the side of hi wife In Evergreen cemetery , about two mile from this place. C/riihiulc VunliiHl I'ool llooiiiN. ST. LOUIS , Aug 17 The newspaper have begun n ciusnde against the poc rooms which have multiplied to an aliirmln extent In the down town tllKtilct of Si Louis Hlncu tlie breed i in' law * icstrletln pool selling lo Die lace UackH wan declare iinconslltiitlonril by Jnllpo Murphy Ociur : James .M Lewis , \lce piehidenl of th boaul of pollen commissioners , rolurne fi'iim his summer vnc-flllon today iiml aftt a toiifetPiii'O with XJhlcf lliirrlirnn , ar nouiued tliU botwcpii now and 'llunwla be bojH'd In Imvo nriangeil piHIM fin th huppressloii of tbe > 'e place' . It Is believe by piomlnent luwjer.s that thu pool ruom can be closed under the gaming hoiu ordinance , _ ' ( jliini- Hint ii Silt ir Vllnrx , IDAHO SPRINGS , Colo. , Aug , 17 , AH tesult of thedecline. In silver the I.-unartln mine ha discharged Us foicu of men wort I ML on silver lode ? Manager Hunchctl nik "Th prltet of nllvpr hiiH tlroppeil too lav We cannot mine nnd will stop nil work o the HlKcr-henrlng veins. The pioduct < thu Lamuitlnu ha been boniethlng ovi $ ! , ( * ) ) OW at rurrent pilces and It l one c the heaviest producers of the state W will now turn our attention to the vvoikln of the gold lodes The owners of the sllvc mine * In the upper end of Clear Cr e county will also discontinue the working c ullvc-r properties und In future mlnln operations give attention exclusively to tl ; gold-beailng vclim. " I'ri-Mlili'iit for llrimn Unit UN | | ) . NEW YORK , Aug. 17-Tho Times tome low wl'l print the following despatch fro Providence : Oscar I.apham of Ihe executive commlttt of Brown University ild today that tl prculdcncy of the unlvernlty would probab ! bo offeiPd to clthci Prof , Wheeler of Corne or Itev W H P Kuunco , who occupies tl pulpit of the Fifth Avenue iiaptlt-t churc in New York. HillV.OIIIIK Mvn tvlUi Mint llnlilU , KANSAS CITY , Aug 17.-A ppcclal to tt Star from Harper , Kan , , reivs : A mov mcnt nuxll ary lo the tenipcinnc-e cr-usui In this city wap Ht.irted today b ) the ) out women cf the ( huichex , by thilr forming r organlz.illon und lukint ? n pledge not to i with men who elrlnk , uinoUu ui UBO ; irofai ' .UHUUUKC. The meeting was calleU by II daughter of Rev. Henry Farell. BYERS BACKS DOWN Speaker of the llouso Pulla Out of the Gubernatorial Raco. HIS STRENGTH MAY BE GIVEN TO SHAW Trophots nt Ccckr Rapida Refuse to Oonsidor Pliokiugor. PARROTT HOLDS HIS VOTES SOLIDLY No Break Apparent in the Forces of Waterloo's ' Ghninpioui OTHER PLACES ON THE HCKtT YET OPEN for liU'iitoiintitrriiiir ! on tinHinil , mill Hie Siiit-vnic . .luilmnlilpttiiutn 1'our Slioiift ANilrnitlH. CUDAR RAl'IDS , la , Aug. 17. ( Spechl Telegram ) At a late hour tonight Speaker Heie , ono of the IcMdlng ot the lesser candl'lnti-rt for governor , withdrew from the race , It Is said tlut thl mcnna the nom ination ot Shan. riltkliiRcr of Council HlufTs Is from the same district , but it U said that after the first ballot the votes ot tlil.4 district will go to Shaw and Insure hla nomination. 1'ath and evciy candidate who will bo nominated tomorrow will be nominated In the convention. While In the Htrlct BCIISO of the word tlu > nominations alwnjs tnko place In the tonvcnlion , U Is a matter of fact that It la gcncioll ) all cut and dried before the gavel of the tcmpoiar ) chairman fallH and the chaplain lnvokc divine bless ing Dut It will not be so In the convention which meets tomorrow. There are many talKa of combinations , bill the ) are not to bo found when chased down. In fact , It seems almost Impossible to foim any kind ) of a combination whatever. Kacb candidate for governoi will enter the convention with a local following mote or less total Seine of the candidates will have suppoit from all jiarts of the state. There may be protracted balloting , foi those who have compiratlvcly iinall number of voles Ihlnk that It their rlcnds Hta ) b ) them long enough lightning ivlll strike their iod , while those who have .lio lirgcr follow ings think that if they can liold them they will btirclv win when the bieak tonics , us come 11 must t < omo time. As to the lelallve tUrcnglh of the candi dates , the conditions have not materially changed. It Is still conceded that Parralt kslll have the largest number ofotes on the first ballot , with TunK nc\t Plmw may ! iavo enough votes to coinipiett ) well along side the leaders. Then will como Kullen , Harsh and tlie minoi candidites The Har- lan movement Is almost Invisible. It would seem that no'hlng yhorl of n miracle could nominate Harlan. IJeforo the delegatet'be- gan lo airlve it was taken and accepted that ho would bo a potenl factor , but , he. has developed no strength , nor are there any signs of It. If Parrott Is not nominated on the first few ballotn It looks tonight that Shaw moio tlinn any of the lessqi candidates Is likely to captuto the pilza. He has bci'ii sten'Mly gaining all day long , and bao been , for that matter , uvci since he airhed In the city. Kor the second place there Is much uncer tainty , of course , foi much depends on who is nominated for governor. It It Is Parrott , Colonel Ctavton , Captain Mlltlman 01 Geoigo Van HoutPii , all of whom live In the wcsfern part of % the blatc , stand about an pijual show. If Shaw runic or Ueis should bo the nom inee than Dr. J. H. Smith of this city will bo the running nmtc Judge Waterman of Davenport has made largo gains in the race for the nomination for supicnic Judge , and it now Ionics aa though ho would go Into the convention with Die laigpst number of volus on the fit-tit bal lot. Judge Loggptt of Falrflcld claims ho will have the largest following , while Judge McCoy of O.3kaloo"a and Judge Ryan of New- Ion are both confident of ultimate SUCCCSH. Sabln will probably bo rcnoinlnated for superintendent of public Instiuclion. Thcro Is much opposition lo him , however , and today Barrett of Osajje Is showing much cticngth , and it is now believed that ho will bo the nominee should gabln be turned down. Captain Davidson , the picscnt railroad commlKsioncr , will bo renoinlnatpd , theio being no opposition to him whatever. Wlin.VT IMIICUS DIIOI' TWO OHVl'S. Ni-iv Vorl ; Marl -t In ClnUci ] a ml Ili't-lliir l' ' ( llo n. NKW YORK , Aug. 17. Leading opeintora today made a nmh to Eccuro profits , with a result tint wheat prices dioppcd 2 ccnta from last night , 01 2 % cents from thn highest point of yfHterday The tiadp wai ? loaded up with wheat , piodticlng a top-heavy con dition readily mmceptlble to any advoico in fluences Thp fatt that English mailtetn showed a weaker undertone UI'H mornliiB crealed a big comniollon iiinong holders. Whcal began lo poui Into the pit fiom all directions Reaching its greatest volume In the afternoon the selling presswo forced September down to 89 % tents , It having sold at 91 % cents tdinity after the opening. At the decline Europe wan only a moderate. Inijer of wlicat , taking about foity load.i at New York and outporto , which fact con- Irlbuled to the gtncial heavliiPSH of the afternoon Hume flop news wan bullish , but was unublo to offset the Jeiiretialng foreign situation Spiing vsheiit advleea were di- ! cldeJly unfavorable. Local Hpcculallon was about half HIP volume of yesterday , salei reaching D,425OQO bushels. ui Mnitti ; ) iN ITIH.V Vo lirifrom I Si-i-rctary ] la Mi-iirln-il Hit * l'i IHIII | . PLATTSUURO , N. Y. , Aug 17. Secretary Porter , when asked regarding a report that Seci clary Sherman had written a letter of resignation to President M' Klnley , said no Euch letter had been received by the presi dent. I'li-riiii-n'M liili-riiiilloiinl NHW HAVHN , Conn , Aug. IV. The con vention of the riremcn'H International at * . elation was formally openel today with a procession headed by Major V , I ) , Farns- worlh After President Devlrm had called tbo convention to aider , Mayor ! Kuinmvorth welcomed the delpgntea to New Haven , ix. Mayor Hendrlck , upon Ihe part of the flro department , welcomed the chlpfg to New Haven , Oilier speakers were Chief Cannon of England , Chl"f Kennedy of New Haven. Watt Talor of Richmond , Humphries of PittHburg , Hale of KaneaR City , Kite Coin- mlxslontr Stevenson of Montieal and Con gressman Sperry , > rev < - iiinlN of Oc-i-an Vi-NNrlM , AUK. 17. At Christiana Sailed -Island , for New Yotk At Soiithnmptoii"Sollcd Normandle , for New Yoik , At NPW York Sailed Oeorglc , for Uver- pool ; Travn , fur Uiemtn. At Cape Henry. VnPaHsed In Dresden , for Ilulilmore , from Bremen. At ijlbraltai Arrived im , from New York. At Movllle Arrived State of Nebraska , from New York. At QueetiBtown Arrived Outulonla , from notion At UlasKQw-Airlvtd-Htate of Nebraska , fiom New' i um. At Houl gut--Anlved-Maasdam , from N Yi i k. burs Arilvcd Ohio , Ott *