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ASSOCIATED PESS DAILY.
SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, JULY 13, I8C.
By Putting Up Another Free
tlio nntlonnl convention for second Sowall, Hie grandfather or the Hrst
place on tlio ticket. j sliipbullclcr, went to Until from Now
"It was wholly 11110x1)0010(1," he ' York, which was also In the district
said. "I hnd no thought or such u 'of Maine, In 17l: when ho pureluwd
thing when I came to this eouvon- the tract of land on which today
h Biographical Sketch of Arthur
Cuicauo, July 12.-Saturday ended
the most remarkable national conven
tion since the Democratic party, In
ISOO, was rent asunder on the slavery
lue. The convention completed the
work with rending the p:irty In twain
n the tlnanclal Issue. Arthur bewail
of Maine, a batli snip-uuuucr uhu
snlent .free-coinage man, was named
1 .. . ittfnt nnrtA
for vice prcsiueiiu uu im.. ..v...u.v
by William .1. Bryan, the, eloquent
jouor orator from the prairies ocyona
Over ICO delegates to the conyen-
tlon.allof whom, with the exception
of the gold delegation from Wisconsin
and a portion or the dolgutlon from
Minnesota, came fiom east. 01 wo
Allci?lianlcs, refused Saturday to par
ticipate In the nomination of the
presidential candidate on a free-silver
platform. Over 250 declined to par
ticipate In a nominaiion lor vice
president. Many of the delegates had
left the city In disgust. Whether the
cedcrs will place a third ticket In
the Held, as tlio minority out ai
Baltimore In 1800, Is a matter for
The sliver Democrats who arc con-
Irelllni: the convention absolutely,
fend who alienated the East In order
lo erect tlio banner of silver, hope to
cure support from the Populists of
the West and South and the silver
Republicans to recompenso them for
the loss which tlio platform and
picket must Inevitably entail In the
East. They hope to sco all hitherto
discordant elements of silver rallv to
the standard which they have raised.
The nomination of Sowall for vice-
president was more of a surprise than
Ihatof Urynn for president, yestcr-
jliy. llryunliad set the convention
fcilamc with his eloquence, and his
pame uns ou every lip when tho bal
loting began, but Sowall's name In
unnectlon with tho vice-presidency
pad hardly been mentioned.
According to hlsown assertion, Hon.
rthurSewall had no idea when ho
tttlils home at Bath, Maine, that
ils name would even be presented to
Mniiii rijp tinnnroo iBoltl rcservcof iw,,ooo,ooo lmsbcen
j 1 m.iimi.-i nviu q'UJi,iWi llMMIIg wiu
iiiiiuiiiiij 111 tnu reserve w,iu,oiu.
J Or theso withdrawals $700,000 was.
uon mm my name wouui ua presented stands the Sowall yards and houses or Jo g RopUbllCan UlUU Ull the
for any oluec. However, I must con- thoScwall ramlly. In the "8 years .. n ,,
fo3S that the sensation of being vice- that the Sowall have been building
presiJcntlul nominee on thu ticket ships, they have owned !). shins. '
RODE TO THEIR DEATH
of the Democratic p.irty Is decidedly
During tho afternoon he received
telegrams from all parts or the coun
try expressing tho congratulations or
friends.ln conversation with a repre
sentative of tho Associated Press, Mr
Sowall said ho believed the ticket
would ba a great de-U stronger
throughout tho cast than thu western
friends or silver realized at present.
"As to my state," he continued,
"tho cause of frcce sliver Is growing
rapidly. Two years ago I could count,
on my lingers tho Democrats in Maine
who favored the free and unlimited
coinage of silver. Nmv, tho vast,
majority or them are or that view."
SKETCH 01" AttTIIUR SEWALL.
Arthur Sowall, nominated at the
Chicago convention, as the candidate
for vice-president on the Democratic
ticket,' Is a natlvo of the.stafoof
Maine, born in 18.'!0, and Is n brother-in-law
or Captain Frederick A. Bos-
worth, tho well-known mnrlno sur
veyor, living In this city.
Mr. Sowall has always made his
home at Bath, Me., where like his
rather berorc him, ho has been largely
Iden tilled In ship-building, nearly 100
Vessels having .been taken out from
the cxtcnslvo shipyards, or which he
Is tho head.
For over 70 years has the Sowall
private signal, a white "S" on a blue
ground, fluttered oyer tho main spar
or some or the staunchest, finest,
swiftest vessels In the merchant
marine, carrying the stars and stripes
Into every rorolgn port. From tho
days of the first chubby ltttlo Diana,
built-in 1823, to the great ntccl Dlrlgo
launched in 1804. this housp has led
the country in design formorchunt
Beginning under "William D. Sowall,
In 1823, tho liouso has lcn continued
and today owns tho largest sailing
merchantmen afloat under our Hag.
William D. Sowall iwns succeeded by
his 60118 under tho namo of E. & II, E.
Sowall, which firm lias become Arthur
Sowall & Company, with Hon. Arthur
Sowall, the Maine member of the
Democratic committee and nominee
for vice-president of tho United
States, at Its head, and his nephew
Samuel Sowall and his son, W. D.
Sowall, associated with him. Tho
Sowall's arc one of tho oldest and most
Industrious families on both sides of
tho water. Tho first American Sowall
went to Maine In 1834, and Dummcs
has Just received a very large ship
ment of goods direct from Now York.
In it they have the latest 6tylo fur
Fedora hats, and straw huts of all
Blzes. Summer underwear ror ladles
and gents, hosiery, ribbons, laces.lace
curtains, embroideries, table linen,
bed spreads, towels, crash, tablo oil
cloths, laundrlcd, negligee and work
shirts, suspenders, gloves, handker
chiefs, overalls and Jacket?. Wc al
ways keep a fine lino of clothing for
men and boys, and tho celobrated
shoes of all kinds and sizes, All best
grades warranted. Call and save 15 to
25 per cent.
"i 1 1 1 m a t 1 T
ir- i 1- 1 1 1
There Is hardly a corporation In
Sagadahoc county of which he Is not
a dliector. Ho Is known in railroad
circles as well as In politics, having
been president of tho Mnlno Central
railioad and other roads, and has been
a dliector In many, lie is a bank
president, and one of the principal
men of Bath. He has always been a
Democrat, one of the old school, but
the only political olllce ho ever held
was as a member of the hoard of
alderman In his native town. Ho has
beoini member or the national Dem
ocratic committee- Tor a number of
years, as a representative or his state,
but tho uniformity of Republican
majorities In Maine, for almost hair a
century gavo him scant prominence
as a Democratic leader.
Amongst the people he has mingled
with, he Is regarded as a strong man
in business affairs.
Ho Is equally well known in New
York nnd Boston, and has made sev
eral trips to the Paclllc coast, visiting
Portland once several years ago. He
Is a man or magnetic Influence and
counts among his friends political
leaders or both the great parties In
Mr. Sowall is an advocate or frco
silver, nnd surprised many or his
rrlcnds when he declared ho believed
that tho principle or tho frco coinage
of silver was right.
Captain Bosworth, of Portland, and
Arthur Sowall were boys togcthcr,and
for 20 years tho former was in the cm
ploy of the vlcc-presldcntlal nominee.
Tlioy married sisters, nnd Mrs. Sowall
Is one of tho noted amateur photog
raphers of tho country. She has
taken first prizes In this country and
In Paris, and somo of her pictures, nt
tho home of Captain Bosworth, nro
marvels of oxqulslto work.
Tho Hrst announcement yesterday
from Chicago, by wire, stated that
Harold M. Sewall, a. son or the nomi
nee, had been given second placo on
the Democratic ticket. This, how
ever, proved to bo Incorrect.
A striking fact in ' connection with
Mr. Sowall's nomination Is that his
son, Harold, Is a Republican, having
changed from the Democracy as a re
sult of what he considered the party's
failure In administration. Young
Sowall was ono or tho leaders or the
Reed delegation at St. Louis, and Is
ono of tho leaders of tho young Re
publican movement In Maine, and
during tho first administration of
President Cleveland ho was 6ent us
consul to the Samoan Islands. While
so engaged somo misunderstanding
arose, resulting In young Sowall re
turning homo and retiring from tho
Democratic party. He was sent back
to tho Samoan islands by President
Harrison, where he remained until
President Cleveland, in his second
term appointed his successor.
The sub-committee on notification,
today decided to let tho members of
tho notification committee return to
their homes, whero they will bo In
formed In a few days time, notifying
Bryun and Sewall of their nomination.
This will bo decided by the cxecutizo
TO LINCOLN'S OLD HOME.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan leave here this
afternoon, ror Salem, Illinois. They
will stay there two days, then go to
Lincoln, Neb., arriving there Friday.
Meanwhile Sowall will make his head
GOLD RESERVE IS DOWN
In Spito of ? Big Balanco of Trade
in Our Favor.
Canton, O. July 12.-lt wasters
BRUTAL RAILROAD MEN,
Galveston, July 13. Tho second
large wharf lire in tne last ten
days occurred here last night, and
$160,000 worth or property Is In ashes.
The property destroyed was a ware
house owned by tho Morgan Steam
than an hour artcr the- Adjournment
or the convention when (he 23d Fori-
ker club, or Cleveland, arrived In Can
ton, 300 strong, with their -wives and
daughters. They murchcll at once to
Governor McKinlcy's residence. After
President Lucas had made a presen
tation address. Governor!, McKlnley
addressed his visitors, hi. the course
of his remarks he said. .
"My fellow-citizens: Recent events
have Impressed upon the patriotic
people of this country a responsibility
greater than the civil war. Then It
was a struggle to preserve the govern
ment or the United Stntes. Now it
Is a struggle to preserve the govern
ment's honor Cries or "Yes," and
applause. Then It was a contest to
save the Union, now It Is a contest to
save spotless its credit. Then section
was arrayed against section. Now
men of all section can unlto and will
unltoto rebuke tho repudiation of our
obligations and the debasement of
our currency. In this contest,
patriotism Is above party, and nation
al honor Is dearer than any party
name. The currency and credit of
tho government , nro good now and
must bo kept good forever. Our
trouble Is not-with tho character of
tho money wo have, but the threat to
"Wo have the samo currency that
wo had in 1802 good tlio world over,
and unquestioned by any people.
Then, too, wo had unexampled credit
and prosperity. OurdllUculty now Is
to get that money in circulation and
Invested In protected enterprises
which will furnish employment to
American labor. This is Impossible
with tho distrust that hangs over tho
country at tho present tlmo, and every
effort to mako our dollars or any ono
of them worth less than 100 cents
oach only serves to Increase distrust,
What wo want Is a sound policy,
financial and Industrial, which will
give courage and confidence to nil, for
when that is dono tho money now un
employed because of fear ror tho fu
turo will quickly reappear In tho
channels of trade.
"Gentlemen, the employment of our
Idlo monoy will put every Idle man In
the country at work, and when thero
Is work thero Is wages, and when there
is work and wages there are consum
ers, who constitute tho best mnrket
for tho products or our soil. Having
destroyed business and confidence by a
free-trade policy, it is now proposed to
make things still worse by entering
upon an era -or depreciated currency,
Not content with tho Inauguration or
tho ruinous policy which has brought
down the wages or laborand the prices
or rarm products, Its advocates now
offer a now policy which will diminish
the value of the mono In which
wages and products are paid. Against
both of theso we are opposed. Our
creed embraces an honest dollar and
an untarnished national creed, ade
quate revenues for tho uses of the
government, protection to labor and
Industry, and preservation of the
home markets. Upon this platform
we stand and submit Its declaration
to the considerate Judgment of tho
American people." Great applause.
Gold Reserve Invaded.
"Washington, July 12. For the
sixth tlmo slnco March 1, 1803, the
for export. Although the treasuiv A me lull TQ n WTuCk Nfiar
olllclals decline to bo Interviewed on
the subject, they express a rear that
the withdrawals will bo stimulated
by tho action or tho Chicago conven
tion In declaring Tor rrcc silver.
The treasury lost $21,r00 In gold
coin and bars, which leaves tho
amount or gold reserve $00,033,000.
We wish to ask our readers ir they
huvo seen the nsscrtlon that thero was
a balance or trade against our country
nt present? Will tlioy not please
notice that theie Is an actual balance
or trade In favor of our couufyof
over 9100,000,000 this year, and yet It
Is costing our country hundreds or
millions to maintain the cold stand
ard until Europe gets ready to let us
have international bimetallism. En.
Ho Says Another Ticket Is the Only
New Hampshire Democrats Call a
Omaha n Citv of Mourning-List of
Doad and Injured.
Children Cry for
Louisville, July 13. Tho follow'
Ing was received this morning by W.
N. Ilaldcman, president or tho Cour
ier Journal company "Gcnova,
Switzerland, July 13, anothor ticket
our only hopo. No compromlso with
out dishonor, stand linn. (Signed)
NEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRATS.
Nashville, July 13.-0.-A. Sulway,
representing the Now Hampshire del
egation, has telegraphed Chairman
Amy, ol the state committee, calling
a convention to dctormlno what posi
tion would bo assumed by the Now
Humpshlro Democrats, wlthrofcrcnco
to tho silver question.
London, July 13. Tho bimetallic
lcaguo of Great Britain held Its
annual meeting today. Tho annual
report declares tho causo of inter
national bimetallism has made sub
stantial progress during tho year,
both In Great Britain nnd abroad. It.
centinues: "In tho United states all
parties and classes would welcome
International bimetallism. A largo
section of pcoplo thero however, aro
strongly convinced of tho urgent
necessity for remonctlzlng silver.
Tlioy nro Indisposed to wait for Inter
national agreement. No party of any
Importance In United States favors
Tho report concludes as follews:
"Tho responsibility for tho presont
and growing dangers to tho industrial
llfo or the nation rests upon those who
oppose a monetary system under
which our prosperity advanced by
leaps and bounds."
General Francis A. Walker, of Bos
ton Muss., made a speech In which ho
was greeted with enthusiasm. Gen
eral Walker gave n rovlew of -tlio sil
ver question from tho American
Gov. McKlnley, ho said, was never
a gold inouomctullist and could not
be If ho tried. General Walker con cen
tinued: "It Is deeply to be regretted
that millions of our best citizens, as
represented In tho Chicago conven
tion last week, declared for free coin
ago of silver nt a ratio of 10 to 1 with
out waiting for tho action of other
countries. This was dono passion
ately hut the effect will bo to main
tain tho gold standard unimpaired.
Light Works' Burned.
Denver, July 13. Tho two-story
brjck building of tho Denver Consoli
dated Electric Light Company was
destroyed by flro at 7 o'clock yesterday
evening. The bulldlug contained six
teen Wcstlnghouse engines, valued at
$5000 each. Tho fire was caused by u
live wire crossing the switchboard.
TotaJ loss, $130,000 Insurance, $120,-
Omaha, July 13. Omaha was a city
of mourning Sunday. The bright
Sunday morning brought tho Hill
realization or tho greatest catastrophe
that over wreaked death and deso
lation In the hearts and 11 resides
or tho pcoplo. Novcr boforo hns rate,
with ono awful stroke, mado so many
mourners. Twenty-eight pcoplo were
killed and 51 seriously Injured, many
or whom will die. Twcnty-rour dead
are Identillcd, and the remains or the
others aro so badly mutilated that
Identification Is hardly possible, all
semblance or humanity being
crushed out or the corpses.
It was until artcr the morning
papers wero nut that tho Hrst authen
tic Information was generally known.
Then It spread with wonderful rapid
ity. Tho early rWcr In tho resldcnco
district glanced nt his morning
paper and for tho ilrst tlmo realized
the calamity. Those- who had no
friends on tho Ill-fated train wore
almost equally cornered, and long bc
foro tho motor-trains started, hun
dreds of mou and women walked down
town to learn somothlug more of tho
These were added to tho thousands
to whom tho story brought tho fear or
certainty of personal bereavement.
Tho depot was tho contcr toward
which all turned, and when tho morn
ing trains brought their sad burden of
dend and dying, tho depot approaches
wero thickly massed with people.
Very llttlo was said by those who
gathered to witness tlio noxt act of
the tragedy, but ono sontlmcnt was
ovcrywhoro voiced. It was tho burn
ing Indignation at tho action of tho
railroad company in reusing satisfac
tion to tho thousands of men and
womon who had waited through tho
night to hoar some news of thoir loved
Only those who had scon the
pathetic scenes that marked tho
night could fully rcallzo tho brutullty
that had dictated such a policy. The
spcctuclo of fainting womon, and
strong men In tenrs, wlillo tho rail
road olllclals only hardened their
hearts and grimly stated that they
wero not giving out Information, In
spired a degree of Indignation that
will not die out for years to como.
Tho llbt of tho Injured Is a lengthy
one. It contains at least 28 or moro
names of persons who were seriously
hurt, dangorously so to a greater or
less degree. In addition, there wero
at least 50, If not a greater number,
who received Inlurles of a minor
nature. These consisted of bruises
und cuts or slight -disfigurements.
which will practically amount to
nothing. A considerable number
wero also shaken up but not Injured.
this was especially tlio case among
the passengers who occupied tho cam
Immediately behind ' tho ono which
1 Cuban Matters.
Key West, Fla., July 13. Advices
from Cuba state that a panic In the
Spanish nrmy, In consequence of tho
tcrriblo Incrcaseof yellow fever In tho
last few days, exists. It Is estimated
that fully 80 per cent of tho cases
In Santiago do Cuba thero are 4500
soldlors In the hospitals, Major-Gen-oral
Linares Isstrlckcn, and his llfo Is
despaired . of. Tno physicians are
utterly Incapablo of coping with tho
Tho epidemic Is also a very serious
0110 nil along tho trixha. In somo
cases entire companies haVe been
stricken. General A reins und nearly
every ineinberof his stuff lire 111.
Captalu-tleneral Weylnr has oidcrcd
the erection of a new hospital along
the troclia and will send to Spain for
In Holguln and other places on the
eastern side of the Island, the fever 1b
raging with great violence, nnd Is
speeding to central points.
From Matunzas como most distress
ing talcs. In that city, It Is said, tho
moitallty Is nboutOOpcr cent, and It
Is becoming dlfllcult to bury tho dead.
..Tho hospitals lu Havana contain
nearly 0000 patients, and ovcry day
the number Is Increased. Friday 450
sick soldlors wero brought In from
Plnar dol Rio province.
A TWO HOURS' FIQllT.
Havana, July 13. A fight between
Colohol PIneras's forces and men
under General Capot, In tho San
Lorenzo hills near Mosccnas, In tho
Holguln's district, lasted two hours
and resulted In the defeat of tho In
surgents. Thoy loft soven killed and
carried off soventy killed and
wounded. Tho troops hud four killed
and 15 wounded.
Train Robber Caught.
Ottumwa, In., July 13. Word has
boon received horo from Lawson, Mo.,
of tho capture of Ely,tho train. robber,
for whom tho Burlington secret sor
vlco ofllcors, and tho PInkortons huvo
boon searching for u year and a half.
In company with Frank Batoman, Ely
holdup pasBongor train No 4, in the
suburbs of Ottumwa, about 0 o'clock.
on tho evening of February 20, 1805.
Tho robbors secured $5000 in cash, and
escaped. Batoman was captured
shortly afterward and sentenced to
tho ponltontlary for live years. Ely
escaped to Mexico, and this Is tho
first that has been slnco learned of
The Bank Closed,
Lansing, Mich., July 13. Tho Peo
ples Saving Bank failed to open this
morning, and will go Into tho hands
of a receiver.
Reduced to Ashea.
St. Louis, July 13. At 2:30 o'clock
this (Monday) morning, u flro was dis
covered In tho boiler-room of tho
Merchants' Terminal elovator, lo
cated nt Second und Blddlo streets.
An alarm was Immediately turned In
which was soon followed by a general
alarm, und although tho department
responded promptly, tho largo build
ing was completely enveloped In
flames upon their arrival, tho build
ing being nn old and dry ono.
Seattle, July 13. Judge Hnndford
today signed an order dismissing
Oukcs, Rouso and Payne, tho old re
ceivers of tho Northorn Pacific, from
further liability, nnd wiping out tho
charges of contempt which huvo been
ponding against them. Tho North
orn Paolllo receivers today took a
Judgment against tho Seattle, Lake
Shore & Eastern road, for ono nnd
one-quarter million dollars.
New York, July 12, The Roniun
Catholic Church of tho Visitation, In
Brooklyn, with Its contents was de
stroyed by flro tonight. Tho loss Is
estimated at $150,000; Insurance, W0,
000. Tho causo of tho fire Is unknown.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.