The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on May 24, 1892 · Page 1
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» THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. VOL. yn. EUTCHINSON, KANSAS. TUESDAY, MAY 24, isoa. " :N< NO. 288. . First-class Millinery Reasonable Prices. at WE CLOSE AT 6:30 Except on Saturdays. FOR FUSION. Such is the Voice of Democracy in the Fourth District. ANYTHINGTO BEATTHE REPUBLICANS. PRICE CASH HOUSE. E ON T IME. G-et a ten-yard length Resolutions Adopted Favoring a FUHIOII With the People's Party on the Candlda- ey of Levi Uumbnuld for Congress—Troubles or Labor—Convention of the American Association of State Labor Commissioners. KANSAS CITV , May 24.—The Star's special from Emporia, Kan., says: Before the Democratic convention for the Fourth congressional district met this afternoon, the leaders had determined to take a hold and decisive step for fusion with the People's party. Consequently it was agreed to make no nomination, hut to draft resolutions setting forth the wisdom of such a move. That resolution was being prepared when the convention met at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Levi Dumhauld of Lyon county, chairman of the People's party central committee, was the man it was thought by the leaders whom the Democrats could support for congress in the Fourth district. II. 8. Martin, a lawyer of Marion county, could have had the nomination if he had worked for it, but he seemed to think the proper course was to join forces with the People's party. The relolutions state that the Democrats of the Fourth district believe that the people's cause imperatively demand the united and best endeavors of all who favor industrial, commercial and financial emancipation and that the great enemy of the populace is the Republican party; that the supreme necessity of the hour is the overthrow of that party in the state and nation. It is therefore resolved, that it is the sense of this convention that the exigencies of the hour demand the united action of the Democratic and Peoplo's parties in this congressional district and throughout the state. The platform further declares that the two parties should unite on one candidate for congress and recom mends Levi Dumbauld,of Lyon county as an appropriate candidate. i ext Fridav morning we will place on sale .# 9 cases of ENDQME CHALLIES." Worth from 7Jc to 8»c per yard. ALL - NEW - STYLES. State Labor Commissioners. DUNVKH , Col., May 24.—The annual convention of the American Association of State Labor Commissioners opened here to-day with Hon. Lester Bowdine, state labor commissioner of Colorado, presiding. Among those present are F. H. Betton of Kansas, Carrol D. Wright of Washington, Charles S. Peck of New York, an intimate and trusted friend of Senator Hill; W. A. Peclle, chief of the bureau of statistics of Indiana, and many others. The association is composed of the commissioners and other deputies of the various states and territories which have state departments of labor. It has been in existence for ten years, and in the exchange of ideas at its conventions and the systematic gatherings of statistics 'n regard to all piloses of the labor question it has accomplished a vast ajnount of good, both to the employers of labor and to the employees. Among the questions which have been taken up for consideration in the various states are the child and women labor questions, the investigation of tcuemcnt house abuses, the 6anitary condition of workshops, factory inspectors, the Chinese question, the employers' liabilities. These statistics are looked upon by the legislatures of the various states as a sound basis for legislation in regard to labor questions, and nearly all such legislation has come from their recommendations to such legislatures. It is the first convention that has been held west of the Mississippi r Sold only in dress pratterns, at the ridiculous price of Cents for a 10-yard DRESS PATTERN. As we have only 9 cases, we are compelled to limit the sale of these to one dress pattern to '." each person. P. MARTIN & GO. The Only One Price Cash House in Hutchinson. away from the Cocur d'Aleue mines of Idaho, and from the mines at Pineville, Kentucky, at both of which places there is a lockout, as well as from the mines nt Huntington, Arkansas, which place is crowded with idle men. Mechanics and laborers are warned to stay away from Carthage and Torino. Mo., Benton Harbor, Mich., and Charleston, 111. The Missouri points named, it is claimed, arc flooded with men from Kansas and southern Arkansas, and much suffering caused by lack of work is unavoidable. Nntlonul Miller's Association. CHICAGO , May 24.—The sixteenth annual convention of the national association of millers of the United States, opened at the- Grand Pacific this morning, and lias attracted a large number of representative millers to the city. The convention will be in session for three days, and will tackle a large number of important subjects. Among them are the anti-option bill, the question of extending the scope of the Millers' Tracing bureau, a proposition to establish a bureau of information relative to the standing and character of Hour dealers, and the consideration of several disputes regarding patents. Senator XV. D. Washburn will deliver an address inaugurating the discussion upou the anti-option bill. Political Reform Convention, MiLWAi.!KKK ,Wis.,May 24.—Nearly every county in the state is represented in the political roform convention, which was called to order at noon by Robert Schilling at Licderkranz hall. The object of the convention is to bring into existence a state organization on the platform adopted at the St. Louis convention by the. representatives of the labor and Alliance movements. Forty-eight delegates will be elected to'the Omaha convention, and an entire state ticket will also be placed in nomination. The Union Labor party is in full accord with the new movement, and will sink its identity in it. National Kdltorlal Association. SAN FIIA.NCISCO , May 34.—The delegates to the annual convention of the National Editorial association this morning enjoyed an excursion around the bay of San Francisco, followed by a carriage drive through the city, visiting all the points of interest. Tho informal opening session of the convention will take place this afternoon at the Metropolitan hotel on Fifth street, and will be confined to addresses of welcome and appropriate responses. To-morrow the business portion of the convention will commence in earnest. FOR GRESHAM. Vissionary Scheme of the People's Party Leaders. AN UNWILLING CANDIDATE. 116, 118 and ISO NorthiMainlStro"5t. ail order Department. Attention strict and pr< The Methodist Conference. OMAHA , Neb., May 24.—At this morning's session of the Methodist conferene the committee on judiciary reported that it had decided that the word "layman," where it provides for lay representation in the discipline does not, and never has included women, but has meant, and means men ouly. Tho conference discussed the section providing that there should bo no effort made to disturb the Christian Endeavor and other young people's societies in the church for the purpose of planting the Epworth League in their stead. Tho result was a decided victory for the Epworth League, for the motion was lost by a vote of 205 to 164. A motion then carried te have a sec tion attached as a foot note. It was announced that Rev. G. A. Rceden had subscribed $10,000 to help ereet Methodist headquarters in the city of Home, Other sections to govern the Epworth League and other young people's soci eties provide that the J^eague shall have officers who shall rijport to the district and general conferences and that all president* of the Epworth League must ba members of the Meth- dist Episcopal ohurch, -Tjndmembers of the quarterly conieWuce*, Dr. J. F. Berry was then elecv ad :editor of the Epworth II jrald, •'. ,• :. By a vote of 80S Ui 10$ the confer ence decided not to / removi the five- year limit on pastorates. - . Ukbofyf rouble*. St.— The coming issue ot- tn%,; afnicial journal of the Knights of MMot will contain another large batch im. 'warnings to Workingmen to keeftfaway from varices places. One state* What Little Rock Aid other places in ifiritawuis shonld bethunned •ty ©verjN^jne Becking work Is these places rf'are crowded with id \e men, pf them on the verge oflstarva- The cotton oil mills ariclosed istt- the Bummer leavliy huo- men out of employment. * rers are requested t\ stay An Insane Negro's Deed. BAHTitor, La., May 24.—Schambliss Brighf.rn, manager for Col. Geo. C. .'hillips. who owns a plantation on Island De Siard, while in a field wasshot dead from ambush by a negro. The negro then walked to the plantation esidence, summoned Col. Phillips and told him that he had killed Brighnm and wanted to be hanged for it. Col. "hillips hanged him to the limb of a tree. 1 1 is thought that the negro was nsane. lmllan Territory Republicans. MCAWSTKU , 1. T., May 24.—The Republicans of the territory have held their first convention here, the attendance comprising delegates from the five civilized tribes. The delegates elected to -Minneapolis are: Ridge Pascol of Tallequah, and John S. Hammer of Ardmore, with W. Genung of Muscogee, and J. W. Roberts of Alder- sou, as alternates. The list includes two white men, one Indian and one negro. The Presbyterians. PORTLAND , Ore., May 24.—The report of the committee on home missions was presented at tho Presbyterian general assembly this morning. The report shows that there was collected during the year S843.000. Work in the various states was conducted by 1,470 missionaries in churches having a membership of 93,film, and a school attendance of 141,000. Kluded Ills Captors, PAJUS , May 24.—Thomas O'Brien, a notorious American bunco man, who escaped recently from New York detectives, was arrested in Paris yester day, on request by cable from Secre tary Blaine. Two gendarmes were detailed to guard him. He persuaded them to let him take a walk, and since that time he has not been seen. A Case of Hmallpox. CHICAUO , May 24. —Meek, the traveling man who was removed to the pest house from the Palmer house, has well developed caBe of smallpox. All guests and employes at the Palmer house were vaccinated to-day. Fatal Curiosity. MUNCH :, Ind., May 24. —Johnnie and Frankie liallivon were fatally burned by an explosion of gas in a regulator house ut the natural gas well. They wanted to see how the gas was made and lighted a match in the house. Approved by the President. WASHINGTON , May 24.—The president has approved the act providing for u bridge over the Missouri river at St Charles, Mo. Killed by Lightning:. SUFFOLK , Va., May 24.—N. B. Taylor S. L. Moore, and W. B\ Phillips were struck and killed by lightning Satur day night last. They lived some distance from here. A Plun to Nominate Waller O. tireslmm For the Presidency on the Alliance Ticket. Whether He Will Accept or Not— What a Lending Light of the People's Party Thinks of tho Outlook. CHICAGO) May 24.—If some of the leaders have their way Judge Walter Q. Gresham will be tho nominee for president of the People's party and Farmers' Alliance convention that assembles in Omaha on July 2 and makes its nominations on July 4, and he will have us a running mate Col. L. L. Polk, president of the National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union. According to the present programme it is proposed to take a leaf out of the book of Republican suggestions and use it for all it is worth. Some of the Republican forces are talking about nominating James G. Blaine with a hurrah, nilly willy, whether he wants it, or will take 1t. or no matter what else. The People's party and Alliance men aforesaid propose to nominate Gresham on the same lines. They know that he would not accept the nomination and lead the party, and they know, moreover, that even if he did it would have no chance of success, butthey argue that Gresham's name at the head of the ticket would bring out a full vote, of those who desire to protest against the present order of things, and that consequently in the event of his being made the nominee his declination would not make thoslightest difference as long as an opportunity was afforded to the followers of the third party to vote for a man whom they know to be in hearty accord with their principles. Moreover, it is argued that Judge Gresham's name would draw the suffrages of the immense floating clement which docs not vote for either the Republican or Democratic ticket, and would not vote for a People's party ticket except as a way of recording their admiratiou ot Gresham as a man, statesman and jurist. One of the leaders of the People's party, a man who is known to the labor and agricultural movement throughout tho country, and whose writings on finance have been translated into half a dozen tongues, has just returned from a tour of nearly two-thirds of the states of the Union, and which was inaugurated soon after the St. Louis conference of February. On this tour he has been in communication with third party men holding all the various ideas embodied In that platform, and his views, therefore, and of great weight n the present juncture. This is what he says: The American people will undoubtedly be treated to the biggest political surprise party this fall that ever occurred in the history of tho country, uless all present signs are at fault. While the generals of the Republican and Democratic purtics are undoubted- familiar with the growth of the 'eople's party, it would be exceedingly bad policy on their part tocommunicatei the information to their well drilled and disciplined rank and file. The fact is that the People's purty has had an unprecedented growth during the past year. Especially is this the case all over the southern slates. The homogeneous character of the southern people is largely responsible for this apid development, because the population there, especially the rural population, is most exclusively American, nilvu southern states notone percent, of the people is of foreign birth. Then there is the additional circumstance that all the furiners and planters of the south have a positive kinship of interest in all sections. The small farm- who raises two bales of cotton a yeur, aud the great planter who raises 20,000 bales are precisely of one opinion us to the reforms which have a bearing upon their interests. The Farmers' Alliance in the south now numbers nearly three million white men. There are also over a million colored men in the Colored Farmers' Alliance. Since the St. Louis conference of February 2nd, 1S02, it has been made manifest to those who have the means of knowing that this great host is squarely committed to the People's Party. So much so is this the case that Alliance congressmen of the south, who had been hitherto strltctly Democratic, and desired to keep the Alliance movement strictly within the lines of the Demo crat party, have been compelled to commit themselves unreservedly to the People's Party movement, because to do otherwise would be to commit pol Autl.Christiuu Disturbances, Ho.vo Koii), May 24. —Fresh anti Christian disturbances have occurred in the districts bordering on the Tong King. One Chinese official is reported killed. Weather Indications. WASifiNOTON, May 24.—For Kansas: Fair, followed by showers to-night or Wednesday morning; cooler Wednesday; variable winds. tionsas they never thought before, are certain to be Inoculated with the People's party ideas by contact with the American element with which they are one in kin and essential belief. It is a well recognized fact among those familiar with the situation that the average middle class American voter of intelligence in our towns and cities is now more lax in his allegiance to his dear old party than ever before in the history of the country. There is obviously a breaking up of old political convictions, beliefs and faiths among this class. This is shown in large cities by the birth of citizens' and independent movements, and the growth in number of vest pocket voters. These middle class voters, while they arc thinking Intensely, do not say much to indicate that there has been any lapse in loyalty to their old parties, and about the only way In which their falling off from their old political affiliations can be marked is after the election returns are in. From these incontrovertible facts it is evident that a new party, have a sublime constructive mission, is as truly with us today us in I860 when Abraham Lincoln's election scored the first victory of moral ideas in American politics. It is growing with unexampled rapidity along tho main issue that this republic should in tho future be a government of the people, by tho people and Cor the people, and not a government of, by, and for corporations, trusts and millionaires. That this sentiment is rapidly taking possession of the souls of the middle class Americans, who do not make money out of politics, is obvious to any one who makes even a cursory investigation of the subject. It is a striking fact in conjunction with the development of the People's party movement that this new organization at every one of its conferences and conventions becomes more articulate in tho enunciation of fundamental principles. At first their utterances were confined to wrathful protests against existing conditions which the producers of the country declared bore heavily down upon them. Their suggestions of reform were often ' Impracticable and chimerical, but the popular movement grew, and the political and economic education of the members of the party progressed ,md their reforms became more wise and reasonable. In fact tho experience of tlio party was evolution carried iuto politics. In tho years gone by the middle class voters of the towns and cities turned their backs upon this growing movement of the producers because there was some color to the assertion that it was led by cranks and dreamers, but every mouth during the past year the principles aud methods of the People's party have advanced nearer and nearer to a point where the average well-to-do American citizen of our towns and cities can give them assent, and aid in giving them expression in the law of the land. Many People's party organs have already put up, the names of Gresham and Polk as their favoi'jto presidential nominees. It is noticeable that the Knights of Labor at their recent meeting in Philadelphia did the same thing. Judge Gresham's attitude toward Jay Gould and the corporations is will) known. Hence no party whose nominating convention is controlled by corporations will ever put Walter Q. Gresham in nomination for president. Hence the Republican party at its Minneapolis convention is not at all liable to select Itical Buieide. It is a noticeable fact that in the People 's Party movement its membership Is purely American This is universally tho case in the southern states, and in Kansas where It made such a marvellous man ifestation of itself L in the fall elections of last year. Ninety-five per cent, of the population of Kansas ure American born. While this is the case, however, the People's party has noth ing in common with the Know-Noth ing party of thirty-live years ago, because it is almost fanatically devoted to tho great cardinal principles upou which the republic was founded, that welcomes to equality of right and privileges the good of all lands. This preponderenco of native-born Americans in the movement, is probably destined to have a potent influence upon the growth of the People's party. The middle clasB of Americans in our towns and cities, who are now thinking upon political and industrial ques him for its standurd bearer. On the fourth day of July, 1802, the People's irty will make its nominations. It has been suggested that Judge Gres- am would be an acceptable candidate pon tho main issue that the great, plain people of this country shall rule t instead of the corporations. Suppose a majority of the delegates to that People's party con.ention are illing to accept Judge Gresham on that main issue without making him pledge himself to a specific platform. Suppose, under those circumstances, Judge Gresham accepts the nomination at tho hands of the People's party. What follows'.' In tho first place, the disaffected Republican vote that is suspicious that the Republican parly is now being run by corporations and plutocratic money, and not by the sentiments of the honest rank and file of the party, are exceedingly liable to ' reak away from their old political affiliations and ovotc for a patriot like ludge Gresham on the main issue. Many patriotic Democrats wonld doubtless do the same, because conscientious itizens who have hitherto been members of that party, are beginning to doubt its sufficiency for the needs of the times. Observant philosophers affirm that we are now in an epoch of political transition greater than that 18r>« when the young Republican party was rising to prominence and domination, while the old Whig organization vanished in the tomb. This circumstance would give Judge Gresham's candidacy great possibilities in the matter of votes. Col. Polk, as president of the National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union, Is at the head of millions of farmers with whom he is immensely popular, and whenever he has appeared in a northern state he has captured the hearts and confidence of the people. The fact makes him a most available candidate for vice-president. The way to the nomination of Gresham by the Peo> pie's party delegates, will bo much smoothed because local leaders in the party who aspire to legislative or congressional positions in their respective states, will know that the nomination of Gresham would mean the birth of a new Iwom that would carry them triumphantly into ofllee, when with any other candidate they might be defeated. The time has now arrived in this People's party movement when its managers are becoming politic. They desire to win victories and not to score defeats, as has been tho ease in their political struggles in the past, it is ominous for both of the old parties that the People's party has come to recognize that both policy and wisdom require the nomination of a presidential candidate who cun command the suffrages and confidence of the great middle class of America, without whose aid no political victory can be scored. Judge Gresham is looked upon as u patriot statesman of the Lincoln type. 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