The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on May 11, 1892 · Page 1
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-.-3 *1 HE -NSON NEWS. HUTCHINSON, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1892. NO. 5J27. irst-class Millinery at Reasonable Prices. WE CLOSE AT 6:30 Except on Saturdays. AT ONE PRICE GASH HOUSE. Foster, Paul & Co. CELEBRATED BRAND OF KID GLOVES, WILLIAM' SI A PAIR POLITICAL. The Deadlock in the Fourth District Convention Broken. CHRLES K. CURTIS NOMINATED. Iowa Democrat* In State Convention Kn. dome Governor Boles for the Presidency —Missouri Democrat* Meet to Klect Delegate* to the Chicago Convention—Cleveland the Choice—Mherinan** Candidacy— Other Mutter*. KA-NSAB CITY, May 11.—The Star's Emporia, Kan., special says: The deadlock in the Republican nominating; convention of the Fourth congressional district was broken this morning on the first ballot, Charles K. Curtis of Topeka receiving the nomination. The only other candidate who remained in the race was J. M. Miller of Morris county. The ballot stood Curtis, 88; Miller 33.. After adjournment last night the various county delegations got together and discussion the situation. It was evident that a hopeless deadlock would occur unless some concessions were made. Neither Woods, Coffey nor liutler would go to Miller, and Moore found it impossible to get votes from any quarter. The convention was called to order promptly at SI o'clock. A Butler county delegate moved that each candidate be given five minutes in which to address the convention, bat the motion was voted down by the Curtis combination. The chairman demanded the roll call. Butler county gave its votes to Curtis. Chase stood by Miller.Coffey went for Curtis and Greenwood followed suit. When Lynn county was reached the chairman of that delegation said; "Lynn county is opposed to the methods of Harrison Kelly and easts her eleven votes for Miller." Morris county also gave its vote to Miller. Shawnee, Waubunsce and Marion want to Curtis, giving him the necessary majority with a good margin to spare. Charles K. Curtis is a young lawyer, only 30 years of age, and was born in Shawnee county. Hi» mother was a half-breed Indian and the blood in his veins is plainly apparent. He is in every sense a self-made man. lie was county attorney of Shawnee county, and during his term of office gained notoriety for enforcing to the letter the state prohibition law. The nominee was brought before the convention and made a stirring speech. The convention then proceeded to elect delegates to the Minneapolis convention. O. W. Little of Waubunsee and Ira I'. Nye of Oreenwood counties were elected. The alternates are W. E. Brown of Butler and Win, F. Waller of Council Grove. O. S. Woodward of Yates Center was elected presidential elector. The Minneapolis delegation goes uninstructed. The Brand You All Know. Five-Hook Length. Fitted to the Hand, and Guaranteed. That is, the skin and stitching are guaran- eed for a reasonable length of time, if either urns out imperfect, J Bring to Back and get Another Pair, OR YOUR MONEY. L 'hat is all the guarantee you will get with any 'love, if you pay $2 for them. P.MARTIN & CO. The Only One Price Cash House in Hutchinson. X 116, 118 and 120 North-Main Street. Mail order Department. AttentioiTBtriofrand prompt Iowa Democrat* COUNCIL HI.UFKS, Iowa, May 11.—The largest Democratic convention in the history of the state of Iowa assembled here this morning. Every county in the state is represented by over 800 delegates. The convention was distinctly a Boies assemblage. Every delegate seemed to be thoroughly im bued with the spirit of the occasion and to realize that united and vigorous action was necessary in order to convince the nation that Iowa is in earn est in the presentation of Horace Boies as a presidential candidate. Badges bearing tho inscription. "For President of the United States, Horaco Boies, adorned the breasts of hundreds of delegates and every mention of the name of the popular governor was tho signal for tumultuous cheering. Chairman Charles D. Fulton of the state central committee called tho meeting to order. Prayer was offered up for Democratic success by Rev. E. J Babcock. H. 15. Wadsworth of Council Bluffs, chairman of the county committee,wel corned the delegates. He spoke many eloquent words of Iowa's greatness, which were coldly reeclved by the convention, but when he referred to Horace Boies and Grover Cleveland the scene changed and became one of animated enthusiasm to which was added cheering and the waving of hanker- chiefs, hats and umbrellas. The speaker announced unequivo- uilly that Iowa's delegation should be sent to the Chicago convention, bound to support Boies for the presidential nomination, and in conclusion said: "The Democrats of Iowa want to see _ our delegates go to Chicago like men_|_ upon a manly mission, and I wiBh to say to those delegates that if they swerve one iota in the performance of their duty to our governor and to our state, ;>tke honest face, kindly eyes, truthful lips, pure heart and manly form of Horace Boles, like Banquo's ghost, will haunt them through all the dreams of their lives. Hon. John C. Bills, of Scott county was announced as temporary chairman and there was another scene of enthusiasm as he stepped to tho platform. He hud been familiar in the political battles of Iowa fur many years and until a few years ago was a Republican. Ho is now a convert to Dc mocracy in the battle for tariff reform and the tight against the prohibition laws. It was thought particularly fitting he should be selected as tempoary chairman. He was greeted with rousing cheers when lie took his position to address the convention. He spoke on national issues, condemned the Republican party for its tariff legislation and advocated the nomination of Horace Boies for the presidency. The various committees were then selected and the convention took a recess till 2 o'clck p. m. On reassembling Hon. J. E. Marked >y, of Mason City, was made permanent chairman. He made an eloquent address, praising Cleveland and Boles and predicting a Democratic victory at the national convention. He favored the nomination of Boies for president. New Hampshire Democrat*. CONConn, N. H., May 11.—The Democratic convention to choose delegates to the Chicago convention mot this morning. The officers Belected -at the meeting of the state committee last night were elected officers of the convention by acclamation. Oliver E. Branch of Weare, president, was escorted to the chair and briefly addressed the convention. Mr. Branch's j references to Mr. Cleveland were loudly applauded. Mr. Urch of Portsmouth created a sensation by saying ho came to represent those who had grievances against Democrats who had held and aspired ' to further high offices at the hands of the party, "I charge," he continued, "Grover Cleveland and his past administration with disloyalty and unfaithfulness to the rank and file of the Democratic party." The speaker was interrupted by storms of hisses and cries of "put him out," and "never." The excitement was intenso for a short time. When the confusion subsided Chairman Branch ruled Mr. Urch out of order. Balloting for dclegatos-at-large then began. The platform declares in favor of a tariff for revenue only; denounces the McKinley bill; approves a currency sufficient in volume for the proper demands of business, whose every dollar is equal in value to every other dollar; endorses Grover Cleveland, and proph • eeics a Democratic victory under his leadership this autumn. Mr. Urch created another bree/.eby offering an amendment to strike out the name of Grover Clevoland and substitute that of David B. Hill. The motion was met with cries of "Sh.ut.up!" Sit down!" and "Put him out!" and other demonstrations of disapproval. The chairman ruled the motion out of order. The resolutions were adopted without further objections. MUnourl Democrats. KANSAS CITV, May 11.—The Star's Sedalia. Mo., special says: The Democratic Btate obnventiyn to elect delegates to the Chicago convention met this morning at 11 o'clock. B. It. Norton^ of Platte county, was chosen temporary chairman. He addressed the convention briefly. Applause greeted his remarks on the tariff; it deepened when he scored the national administration, uud when ho mentioned the name of Grover Cleveland the volume of applause swelled into a roar which for nearly live minutes interrupted tho speaker. II. L. Gray, secretary of the senate was elected temporary secretary. The various committees were then appointed and the convention took a recess until * ii'olock. A decided and unanimous Cleveland sentiment pervades the convention. Thirty-four delegates are to be elected to the national convention. The convention will not be satisfied with instructing thcra to vote for Cleveland's nomination, but will soe to it that each and every one is personally a staunch and loyal supporter of the cx-presl- dent. I 'eople's Party Altai™. OMAHA, Neb., May 11.—The executive committee of the People's party is in session here to-day for the purpose of completing arrangements for the independent national convention which has been called to assemble here on July 4th. This afternoon the members of the committee will hold a conference with the various hotel proprietors regarding the rates to be charged to delegates. The impression has got around the country that it is proposed to raise the rates, and to make them from five to eight dollars per day, and Secretary Schilling and others of the committee have received letters from scores of delegates saying that they are not able to stand such prices. Tho committee want a written agreement from the hotel men to the effect that regular rates will prevail, and unless they get this they say that the convention may be moved to some more hospitable city. HORRIBLE. Forty-Eight Miners Killed By an Explosion of Gas. FOURTEEN BODIES RECOVERED. The Remainder Still In the Slope Where the Terrible Accident Took Place—The Seconil DlnaHter That Mas Occurred In That Mine Within the Pant Two Month* —Precautions were of No Avail. - Senator lllll'ti Wow Horn Zeal. NKW YOHK, May 11.—A Washington correspondent affirms that Senator Hill will make his first oratorical cf-. fort in the upper house in a great speech against the river and harbor bill, and in favor of national economies. The correspondent alleges, that Senator Hill has recently said to friends that the Democratic party could make a better canvass next fall on the one question of economy in appropriations than they could on all other questions taken together, including tariff and silver. Sherman Not a Candidate. NKW YOKK, May 11.—A morning pa- pet has an interview with John Sherman appropos of ex-Senator Piatt's announcement in Nashville yesterday that he considered Sherman a strong presidential candidate. Mr. Sherman said his candidacy is not giving him much trouble. In the event of Harrison's defeat Blaine would probably be nominated, nolens volens. In any event he (Sherman) was not looking for the nomination and was not troubling his head about it. Thl»U Certainly Astonishing NewH. MACO.V, MO., May 11.—A gentleman whose name is withheld, recently wrote to Senator David B. Hill expressing gratification that the New York delegation has been instructed for Hill and the hope that Hill would ultimately win. Senator Hill replied as follows: "1 am in receipt of your favor and sincerely thank you for the kindly feeling for mo evinced therein. Assuring you of my appreciation of your friendship, I remain, etc." ROSLYN, Wash., May 11.—Up to midnight last night fourteen dead bodies had been recovered from mine No. 2 of the Northern Pacific Coal company, whore an explosion took place yesterday. All the bodies were terribly mutilated. No signs of life have been discovered in tho slope where the disaster occurred and it is believed not one of the forty-eight miners in the slope when the explosion took place escaped death. The slope in which tho explosion occurred is a couple of thousand of feet in length. Several levels have been worked in the slope and it is conjectured that the explosion occurred at some point on the fourth or fifth level. For the past two months more or less danger was connected with the work in this part of tho slope on account of the unusual generation of gas and the management is credited with having exercised unusual precautions. Two air courses were, in process of construction in the supposed vicinity of the explosion with a view of joining them and when the two courses met the explosion occurred. Persons who were at tho opening of the slope pronounced the concussion as terrible, it being sufficient to throw a coal car some distance from the point where it was standing near tho entrance. Great volumes of • fire damp and some flames rolled from the en trance, making an approach dangerous. As soon as it was possible to enter, the men set to work, but progress was impeded by smoke and damp which the tunnel continued to emit. At 4:30 o'clock the first bodies were reached, being those of John Uowen and .lohn Campbell. Afterward work progressed more rapidly and at II o'clock two other bodies were brought out, and at 7:30 two others, all terribly burned and mutilated. Those whose bodies were recovered arc Tom Hren- nun, Tom Reese, A. Pollard, .lohn Bowen, John Campbell and William Hague. As progress was made the frightful execution of the explosion became more and more manifest. Timbers were torn out for hundreds of feet and tho whole interior is fearfully wrecked. It is thought fire was started in tho lower level and arrangements aro being made to turn on the water as soon as the fact is developed. The air \ fans are working to their full capacity and every effort is being made to recover the bodies of the imprisoned men. All the miners in the camp who are able to work have volunteered their services and men aro working constantly in shifts. From the fearful wreckage of the slope interior and doubt as to the existence of fire In the lower level there is no way of determining how soon the bodies can be re covered. Several of the bodies that have been taken out are badly mutilated, in one instance the head being sovercd from the body. This is tho second fatal gas explosion that has occurred in the slope within the past two months. The first resulted In the death of a negro whose carelessness caused the accident. Superintendent Ronald who was in the employ of the company, said the Blope work was dangerous to an unusual degree and recommended extraordinary precautions. It is stated that Acting Superintendent Harrison has been very careful with tho work and cautioned tho men to observe that the lau.-ps were in proper shape when entering the places posted as dangerous. Damage at UoonevUlo, Mo. BOONKVUXE, Mo., May 11.—For the first time this season the Missouri river is doing damage here. It has risen two and one-half feet in the past twenty-four hours and is still rising. Bennance levee on the Howard county shore, four miles above here, broke last night and the waters are rushing through the crevascs with ierriflic force. Thousands of acres of valuable farms will be rendered practically useless for this season and an immense loss will be sustained in stock, fences, farming implements, etc; The Missouri,Kansas and Texas railway bridge is in danger of being washed awuy. Porter's ice house has been wrecked. Opening of the Memphis Bridge. MKMI'IIIB, Tenn., May 11.—-This city is in gala attire in honor of the opening of the new bridge across the Mississippi. The hotels arc crowded with visitors from outside points who are here to witness the festivities. These will last three days, commencing this afternoon. Senator Voorhoes of Indiana will deliver the oration on the opening of the bridge. The warship Concord has arrived, together with a company of light artillerymen from Nashville. The programme for the celebration includes an allegorical display of fireworks, which it is expected will rival the famous Mardi Gras.of Now Or'eans. • much hot discussion in front of the place where the flag was displayed the excitement subsided and the flag was allowed to remain until night. Pretended to IM * n Christ. Ei. PASO. Tex., May II;—The Mexican government has taken severe measures against the village of Tom- achice, in south%vest Chihauhua, which has been in open rebellion against the government for several months. The cause of the trouble was the appearance in the village of an old man whom the village priest proclaimed to be tho true Christ. The people quit the fields and Hooked to the supposed Christ. The government,, sent troops to disperse the crowd and arrest tho supposed Christ, but the priests exhorted the people to kill tho soldiers and drive them away, whtcli they did, killing a large number and driving the rest back. As soon as this news reached the government a large detachment of troops was sent to the scene and are to attack the place on all sides and clean it out. Tho Flood at Qulncy, QirrscY, 111., Muy 11.—The river here has fallen three inches in the past twenty-four hours. The loss to live stock by the flood cannot now be estimated. The captain of the Mountain Belle, who came up last night, reports having seen hundreds of head of cattle and hogs swimming in tho river between lui.'e and Louisiunu, Mo. Kick of tho Leavenworth Grocer*. ATCHISON, Kan., May 11.—Judge Eaton allowed the motion of the Bittman-Todd and the Kolilfing Grocer companies of Leavenworth to intervene in the Symms injunction suit and yesterday they filed their interplettd- lngs. They attack tho constitutionality of the law crouting the state board of railroad commissioners. • Hallway Changes. CHICAGO, May 11.—W. W. Finloy resigned to-day as chairman of the Western Passenger association. One of the surmises is that ho is to be C. C. Mellin's successor as general traffic manager of the Union Pacific. Passctt May Suecoed Clarksou. MII.WAUKKK, Wis., May 11.—Heny C. < Payne member of the Republican national committee said to-day J. Sloat Fassott of Now York, would succeed 3. S. Clarkson as chairman of tho national committee, providing Fassett would accept. Dr. Parkhuritt'A Good Work. NKW YOHK, May 11.—The jury in the case of Mine. Andrea, charged with keeping a disorderly house, rendered a verdict of guilty. This is the second case in which the keeper of a house of prostitution has been found guilty on the evidence of Rev. Dr. Purkhurst. Stage Robbery in California. RKDOING, Cal.,May 11.— The Redding ind Weaverville stage wus robbed last evening by two masked men, about one milo from Redding. The robbers got away with the express box, but it contained no treasure. The mail bag was not touched. Weather Indications. J.'-'WASHIHQTOM, May 11.—[Forecast till p. ft. Thursday.]—For Kansas; Show­ ers,'preceeded by fair in the east, variable winds, becoming southerly. A Coullict Averted. CHABLKSTON, W. VB., May 11.—During the commemoration yesterday of the birthday of Stonewall Jackson a conflict between ex-confederatea and ex- union aoldiers was narrowly averted After the parade a' young man displayed from the wiidow of his place of busiuess a confee <nrate flag. An old union soldier demanded it to be taken down while the cjftfederate soldiers demanded it to bo: toft alone. After In MUHOIIXI. CiiiLMCOTiiK, Mo., May 11.—The flood n Grand River hero is subsiding, but a telegram just received from lotvu reports another three foot rise coming. Rewarded for Ills Devotion. BKHI.IN, May ""11.—Details of a remarkable scene in the barracks of the Emperor Francis Joseph's regiment, when Emperor William was entertained at a banquot by the officers was made public to-day. The emperor drank freoly and commented upon the necessity of aisoldicr forgetting during his service that he had any other duties than those to his war lord and his country. Finally he commanded a ' guard in attendance to summon to him Lance Corporal Lueeke. Lueckois the sentry who killed one citizen and severely wounded another before tho barracks in Wranglcstroase six weeks ago. The case hud been investigated, and Luccke, at the emperor's instance bad been promoted to bo lance corporal. The shooting and promotion caused a Ktorm of indignation throughout the empire. The emperor explained to the officers that he was about to reward the lance corporal and wished all officers present to show respect for the young man. When Lueeke entered, tho emperor addressed him thus: "Lueeke, you are a splendid soldier. You maintained, as sentry of the Third regiment of guards in Wranglestrasse, the best traditions of my armyl its discipline and; honor. 1 hope every soldier will follow your example on similar occasions. You are an honor to your regiment and your merltB shall not go unrewarded." All present, under command of the emperor, drank Luecke's health. The emperor gave his portrait, bearing his autograph to Lueeke. International SUvcr Convention. LONDON, May 11.—A large and Influential delegation composed of representatives of the various chambers of commerce, agricultural and trades unions organizations, and various manufacturing industries had an audience to-day with Prime Minister Lord Salisbury, Chancellor of the Exchequer Goshen, and First Lord of the Treasury Balfour for the purpose of urging the necessity of bring about an international agreement among the chief commercial nations for the unrestricted coinage of silver uud gold at a common ratio. Strong arguments were used by the delegates taking the ground that the losses to trade caused by fluctuations in the value of silver and the uncertainties of exchange with silver countries could not be calculated. It was urged that negotiations should be opened up with this end in view. The delegation was carefully listened to by the members of the government, who individually promised that they wonld give careful attention to the arguments advanced.

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