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THE J VOL. LOGANSPOR5V INDIANA, SATURDAY MORNING; JULY 25, 1896. NO. 178 Everybody is Awakening To the Wonderful Bargains we are offering at Our Great Upbuilding Benefit Sale. The Prices are Marvelous. FOR EXAMPLE-Choice of 15, 20, 25 cent Wash GoQ^T 10 cents. Make a gfuess on the Wheel, fre^ to eve-yone. Come Today The flood Things are going fast. BROADTVAY. The queen of hearts in nl! these parts, If you can £0 by rumors' Js onu who rides a wheel, ;\nd £lidc5 About in dainty bloomers. 306 FOURTH ST. ORDER EEVEESED. Populist Convention Yotes : td Nominate Vice President First, Lively Debate Takes 'Place- Before the Matter Is Settled—The Platform. Clothes up to Date . . Have been in great favor at our establishment. Fact is no one has a finer line of woolens and worsteds to select from than ourc. Important Features . . . j . in the make-up of our clothes work their superiority. We are not the'cheopest tailors but claim to be the best. Carl W. Keller, Tailor and Draper. 3" Market Street. LOST $15 By Paying $100 for your bicycle when you can get OUTINQS for $83 and $65, We have an assortment of SECOND HAND MACHINES which must be Sold, Call and make an offer. CYCLOMETERS LAMPS OILS GRAPHITE CEMENT REPAIR KITS ENAMEL ^ SADDLES TIRES TOE CLIPS ENAMELING BRAZING BELLS ' LOCKS VULCANIZING OIxD TIRES Made Good as New ZINN & COMPANY. i 202 Sixth Street. UMMER r: Straws That -Show Which Wa> the Wind Blows Show that lit must have blown a tremendous gate towards Flsher'a, for they have straws of all the new shapes and sizes, straws In straw color and any other color you wish piled on their shelves and waiting to be called "the last straw" In the newest style bought at Fisher's by every pleased resident of Lofffinsport. Light .Derby's, light nobby straw liats and Jaunty handsome bicycle caps are what w» have a big run on now. HORRIS FISHER - THE HATTER. Invitations- Are always appreciated and especially so when they ivru tastefully gotten up. THE JOURNAL Job Printing Department is making a *pecil{Uy of . • INVITATIONS, PROGRAMS. LETTERHEADS, NOTE HEADS. BILL HEADS,' STATEMENTS, CARDS, CIRCULARS, ETC., ETC. Latest Styles in Fancy Type and Material. PROTECT YOUR EYES. The Hlrchberg Optical Co. Tbe well-known Specialists of New Tctk have appointed D. A. H AUK us aaant tor their celebrated Spectacles and 17 Glasses, every pair guaranteed, .., , D. A.' HAFK 1ms complete oasonment and Invltei all to sattolr Uieraselres ol the great superiority ol these goods O»M an/ jmnofactuied, at the store of D. A.JHAUK, Sole agent loi •Loganiportlnd. Ho Peddlers Supplied. St. Lonis, J'nly 24.—Clouded skies and a perceptible drop ir. temperature made the third day's session of- UK- -people's party convention a little.more'endura- ble in point of personal comfort than the preceding- (lays, and tha feeling 1 oi comparative satisfaction . with which the ensuing-session opeue.<l wiis'lieight- cued by a belief t hat t Lie close of the day would also finish the'c-los'e of the business ot the convention. '••••• The inUld Ie-of-t he-road men,who from the first have demonstnited'if uch more enthusiasm than capacity for nrg'an'ued ell'ort, appear to be ent-i-rely cleinoral- i/.ri! by their crushing 1 defeat Thursday. They now admit that the noniinatioirof Kryan is a foregone co;icii:sion,-but arc trying 1 to save something' out of the •reck, '•<-.- atill OIljVL-L 10 Snwilll, ... They iirojinSL' substituting a can- didiilu ot! tliuir o»u choice for vice president in place of - Mr. Sewall. The sign-cd -upon pro- ^•rair.nie is t;n siil.iniit'ii'minority report from the coumiiilee on rules, giving 1 the selection of a vice pi'esiLkMi'l'pre'oode.'ioe in the 'order of t-he business o*''cr the nomination of a presidential e.-indidate. This is to be 'lone,'as one of ih'i' more conservative of the unt.i-L'ryan men explained to u reporter: "Because a pood ninny of our people have been promised that if -they will vote for I!rvan. they can have'their own woynboiit i;he vice ])i-esidcnc'y, : and we wa.nt to make sure thcy'can'ifiiiiver the R'oodsi"'. •" ' ' ' 'T.ut iwun't a divided indorsement tntiddle-tiiine'M?" wns asked. "Not. .particularly," was-the ' reply. "There 5s .bound to be a division'of the electoral' vote anyway. In t!ie-' : states where'the populists h.ive n majority of tlie'-.'votes'they will have a-'majority of the' 1 ejectors—all .pledged to Bryan, of course, but probably' with it populist vicii-president. I believe, however, thirtjn the course of the campaign one side /.or 'the other will'have to yield. Either.the democrats will withdraw their' vice-president or we will with-, draw^burs. That- is," he added, after a moment's reflection, "if we put up a ; candidate. It may be that the Bryan booin.does not carry Sewall along with it. I should hardly be surprised if the convention, after all, indorsed both." Chairman Alien. Open* Convention. The convention was called to order by Senator Allen, permanent chairman, at five minutes after ten o'clock. Prayer wan offered by Eev. Mr. Williams, of the Union Methodist church of St. Louis. It asked that the convention should do 'the will of God to-day; put aside all things that are lower and seek that which is higher; that the members of the convention might be consecrated men and prove loyal to the behests of duty, and that what is done by the convention may be done with on eye single to the glory of G.od. ' The chairman introduced Mrs. Marian Todd, who read n resolution expressing; regret for the death of Mrs. S. E. B. Emery, "one of our number," and read an address eloquently eulogizing ihe deceased lady. The resolution wo-s unanimously adopted by a rising vote, after the reading clerk hnd ndde,d his tribute to the services of Mrs. S. E. B. Emery. "Middle 1 of the Heart 11 up.vnl. A g«.ve! constructed in the state of Ohio out of 48 different kinds of timber, representing every state and territory, was presented to the chairman by Delegate De^Toe, of Ohio, as a "middle of the road" gavel, and it was accepted by ihe chairman. During this presentation ceremony a couple of fantastically attired individuals ascended the platform, They were dressed to represent the characters of Uncle Sam and Columbia. - : '_ Uncle Sam and Columbia, Uncle Sam was represented by a .pretty well known character from Stnten Island, named Lloyd, and Columbia is the "Sweet Singer of Arkansas/' who entertained the convention Thurs day with a, song—Mrs, Pennington by name. Uncle Sam—a small-sized whlte- ben.'ded man, wore a loose-fitting coat and trousers of striped muslin, red, white and blue, and of antiquated cut, with n high sugar-lonf hat,:.g;ot .up in tlic same style, while hiHi.more youthful companion wore a white dress, cut low and trimmed with blue stars and tri-colorcd ribbons. This pair of eccentrics was introduced to the c6nven- tion as "a couple of import.'Vrit characters." They made their bow to the audience nnd "the Sweet Singer of Ar kansas" immediately brjblte' song, composed for the occasion.; /.The states, were then/calied'for the iip'poiiitm'cnt r>f a delegate .to net on the conference -committee with the silver convention 1 .' When the state of Texna wns -reached, the spokesman of that delegation-; declared indignantly— that Texas had no name to present for'such i committee. • • • • .--,-' Wunt Vice Frcildent Nominated Flmt. The ceport of the committee on rules nd' order of business, which was made ate/Thursday night, was taken up for action.' .The majority report hod been •eud .Thursday night, the minority re-' iort >vas,,now read—the point of it bet nominations for vice, president explained by Delegate Fomeroy, of New Jersey—a member of the committee on rules. There were but three points of difference, he said, between the majority and minority—the principal one being a reversal of the order of nominations for president and vice president. One of .the rules recommended was that nominating', speeches should be limited to 20 minutes and the seconding ipeeclies to ten minuU'S. Another rule which was unanimously recommended was that where there were vacancies in delegations the votes of the delegates present should be counted pro rnta to the whole number to which the state is entitled. So, if a stale were entitled to 12 votes, and there were only ten delegates presexl, each of them should east 1 2-10 votes. An explanation was also given as lo Hie proposition for the selection of a chairman of MIC nution:il c'onimitler. but the plan did not satisfy llic mind of Mr. Ignatius Donnelly, of Minnesota, who mid in indi^-nant.'lones ihat it seemed as if very link' would be left of the people's party af!ei' ; this eunvention got .Ihroilgh its work, except its national oi'g-ani/.ution, and he did not wish to sec that national organi>'.a-tion put into \he hands oC the democrats, a.s it would be under the proposed rule. Mr. ^Y. L. Green, of Nebraska, took exception, to Mr. Donnelly's statement thnt only the skeleton nf the populist 'party won Id be left after this eon vcnr.ion adjourned. On the contrary, he believed there would be a rejuvenated-and roin- vip'onitcd party. (Cheers). Representative Howard, of Alabama, scouted the imputation Ihat tlic convention v.'as not competent to make its^wn choice of chairman, and lie a!so insisted .that tha*. portion of the rules which sent all 'resolutions to the committee on resolutions was gag law and ought to be voted down in a populist convention. He further-asked the'con'votit.ion to hold out the olive brancK to the south by adopting the minority repayjUiml nomi- natinga middle-of-the-road ma'rPftsr vice jiresidcr.t, "This done," lie paid, "and we will be' in a position to treat with M"r. George Abbott;-of Nebraska^s- closed the whole purpose of the movc- .mont to proceed to the -selection of a vice president by a .brief .speech which was received with tumnltluods applause. He said: . "The men who want.you'-to vote for vlcfi- president first do so because they think wt- wlll not plve-them ,thc vice presidency after they have nominated Bryan. Now, I come from Netirnska, and I say to you I will fight" any proposition to make Seivall vice president. [Loud chfcers.l I ani .no judge, no colqiiel, no-'-genero.!.- just a plain farmer frbm tho-cornflelds of Nebraska, and those cornfields are now standing as black a? the republican party. [Laughter.] I am a populist and I'am for Bryan, but I «.m, not for a national banker for the second place. ['.'Good"' and cheers.] Z.et U3 go ahead and nominate Bryan In pood faith and I will guarantee you will have a vice president from the 1 south. ". [Cheers.] "Cyclone" Davis, of Texas, came to the stand and niade an earliest appeal in favor- of the minority' report. He was afraid of a "political trick" which would turn over the eleetion:of vice president to the sonate of the United States. There were two things, lie said, which southern delegates must not be asked to advocate or defend. One was the issue of^irrcdeemable money and the other was the sacrifice of the people's party.' : (Applause). ' Delegate Patterson, of Colorado, addressed the convention earnestly in favor of action recognizing Bryiln for president and Sewall for vice president. The name of Bryan was greeted with applause, and the name of Sewall with shouts of disapproval. Frerloa* (Jue»tion Demanded. A delegate from Maine wished to answer Mr. Patterson, but the previous question, was demanded and the chair pronounced it to be carried and declared all' further debate 'to be cut off. Nevertheless Mr. Gerry Brown, of Massachusetts, and ex-Gov, Gibbs, of Texas, were permitted to address the convention, both iu favor of.nominating a vice president first, and.selecting a southern pop- uliist for the office".. •' ' More protests came from the body of delegates against so' much talk, and then the chairman-proceeded to state Xt * '« n «<l!-.i*v *^^A + ?/^» : ^C' ''OTw'I : t*iil«i/l t'hnt' vole of 14 yeas to 25 1:113-8.' Aflvr'consid cruble debate the woman's suftrngi plank was defeated. The financial plank demands a natlona currency, Issued by the general gov- eminent only, a full legil tender for ai: debts, public and private, and receivable ..for all debts duo the fi-overnment, and that without the use of banking corporations a just, equitable and efficient means of distribution direct to .the people through the lawful disbursement o£ the government; the free and unrestricted coinage of silver and sold at the present legal ratio of sixteen to one by the United States and that without awaiting:, the consent of foreign nations; that thu volume of the circulating medium be speeillly Increased, to an amount sufficient to meet the demands o" the business and population of thli country, and to restore the level of prices, labor and production; denounce bond issues and demands lepislurlon to prevent demonetJxflUon of lawful money by private contracts; favors government option to the kind of lawful monty In which It should tuiy Its obligations; favors an Income tax. the establishment of postal sav- Inps hanks and direct leeislaUon. The preamble will rea!!lrm Hie ad- herenou of the convention to the principles of the people's pnrty ns enunciated at Omillln July -I, !S:)2; will declare that 'Jin two old ])a"tius have brc.::..!n the country to flranci:il ruin: tails iutunilun to tha fact that four years c;.'.' '.he populists lirvrllctol ihe complete stii-ivR-ler of the government to corporate powers, :L condition which Is now apparent to all. It furthp!' states that "wlillp c.s a nation we claim to have political power. \ve must regain our 11 nan'j;<i 1 jjrosiigc before we as- buini' our p.'ci'.-e as a 1'reu and independent nation." It also declares that European /uoney chu.isoi-s h.'ive shaped legislation and licon niore potent than the voice of i.he .\:iionean people: that executive power and ijitrronujre havs been used to.corrupt li £:sl;ituros and defeat the will of the people: Lh.-i'- plutocracy has thereby been ert- ;!iroin-u on the ruins of the democracy. The -pri'iiniUt; concludes with a recoiyi- menCatlon .'or the acopl.'on of the platform sjbmUletl, 10 the end th;il the ROV- i rm-neni of the fathers may be restored :::<i' the wcil'an.- of the country and of pos- u-riiy may be stcureB. Tin- platform will; also contain th? usual l.ui'iiliM pis »1\ favorins government con- ;:ol cf railways aiid telegraphs and spe- ei:ii-aliy declaring in favor of fonvlosin;; tlit ^uvernment mortgages on the Union Piii'lllc railroad wli.h a view to testing the p;iu-tK'a!j!!iiy of this idea. The plank .relatlnK to niilillc lands prohibits alien ownership and provides that the unearned land grants of the Pacific ar.d other railways shall revert to the (jov- urnmi'tn. to be held for bona lide settlers. Another plank .^declares for the election of n-CK.ilfm', vice president and election of senators by a'direct vote of the people. A demand !s made for such legislation as will enable ui'cry industrious and prudent citJK'm to secure a home, and declares thnt public., lands should r.ot be monopolized for speculative purposes. -Tin- policy that has prevailed in the interior department en- abllf.g hona fide settlors to be despoiled o their homes Is condemned, ar.d remedia legislation demanded. The sympathy of the party with Cuba In her struggle for political freedom and Independence Is expressed, and the declara • tion made that the .time has come wl.en the- United Stat»9, the greatest republic of th world, should recognize that Island as a tree and Independent state. Home rule In the territories and the Dla trlct of Columbia and thu early admission of the territories of Arizona, New Mexico nr.a Oklahoma Is demanded. A demand Is made for such legislation as will restrict the power of the courts In contempt coses, and the assertion made that uptimes of great industrial depression un c«ti(il>loyed« labor should be employed on p'iibllo works as far as posslbla. A strong demand Is made for just pensions. Two minority Keportn. • Two trjinority reports will be submitted to the people's party convention by members of the committee on resolu tipris who did not feel that the platform adopted by the majority wns sufficient- Ijyexplicit on several subjects. One drawn by Mr. Coxey, of Ohio, demands the passage of the non-interest bearing bonds and good roads measure. It is signed by Messrs. Coxoy, of Ohio; Burkitt, of Mississippi; Kenrby. of Texas; Johnson, of California; Long 1 , of Missouri; Burkhfirt, of Indiana; Brown, of Wyoming; Louck, of South Dako Grcenleuf, of New Hampshire; Vallett, of Rhode Island; Schilling-, of Wisconsin. A more extensive minority report will be offered as a substitute for the platform agreed upon by the committee. This will reaffirm the Omaha platform with the addition of a plar.k against irredeemable money, and a new plank covering the subject of the Initiative and referendum. •—•'•'• -"• The plank, declaring for a free ballot and a fair count, condemns the wholesale system of disfranchlslng-Jn some of the states as undemocratic and unrepubllcan and de- will p.iy out over half a million dollars August 1 in semi-ajinuul interest charg-es, due on the bonds of the company. These payments will include all the interest payable on that date by tha Baltimore & Ohio, and there us to be no default. The .payments are: Baltimore it Ohio, Pittsburgh division five per cnt, loan of 18S3, principal $10,000,000, semi-annual interest $2.10,000; Baltimore & Ohio consolidated mortgage five. per cent.loan,principal:$J],!iSS,0(56,scmi- anmial interest $297.700. ** Spain Blunt yield. Washing-ton. July 24.—The with- d.ruvAd of the Spanish forces from Cuba Rj;d the JmH-poxlence of the people of that island are, according; to Mr. Joseph Perlman, of Jiillimore. only questions' of time, lie is just back from Cuba, when; he went on business connected with the tobacco industry. He says yellow fever, smallpox and cholera are depleting the ranks of the Spanish troops very rapidly. Severe Storm at Tern* Iliiiiln, Intl. Ten-e Haute, Ind., July 2-1.—A severe lain and wind storm at three o'clock Kriilny moniiii',' caused general alarm in this city. On ; he southern edge, there wa.s a tornado, and considerable damage was done to shade -ind fruit trees. One hou.se \\ as lifted whole and dropped r>n the street ear track 10U feet away. Tin- family in the house escaped serious injury. INDIANA NEWS. Told in Brief by Dispatshes Various Localities. from made prior to ^ominntions for presl.i^e'nt. Ihe. majority J'cp.ort was pending motioris/'and-ruled the first question was 1 whether t.he majority report should' be adopted, so far as it; wns not inconsistent with the mi- nority'report. The question was put on tie adoption of the majority report, so far as it did not conflict with the minority report, and it was adopted'. Much time was spent over the details' o£ the rules, many amendments having been offered to them, with.mora;or.less discussion nnd the usual degree of confusion. Mr; Wnshburn, of Massachusetts, was called to the.chair to relieve Senator Allen. -....' V- '•. -Committee-to Select It« Chmlwmn. The coriventlbft byjVn, almost unanimous vote decidefl : to*iea.ve.theselection of chairman of'thejnn'tipnal committee to the committee" Itielt instead of confiding the selectlo^o! 'the 'chairman to the presidential potoinee. ,. To Select Tlce'pretldent Flit t. The result of the'jballbt on selecting the vice president"flrst was:- For, 730; against, "60. -This would have given the Bryan men a victory if North Carolina ha& not changed her vote of 95 for the -minoriiy. , The.official result waa then 785 for the minority report to CIS against. The vice president will there-; fore be nominated first. SYNOPSIS OF rlATFOBM. utloD^^Mie Committee Will Kecom- mend to PopalUt Convention. The populist committee.on. resolutions 'Friday morning ire jected'Coxey 'a nou-lnterest bcarinjr bond- scheme by a clares It to be the duty of the several state- legislatures to take such action as will secure a full, free and fair ballot and an honest count- • It Is declared that all public salaries should correspond to the price of labor and Its products. The platform will conclude with, a declaration that' while the matters enumerated constitute the tenets of faith of the populist party, the financial question Is recognized as the one great Issue, and the cooperation oS all political organizations and all people regardless of politics to bring about free coinage Is asked. POOR INVALID'S LUCK. Fall! Heir to over Two Million Doll»n of Hi* Cncle'f Eitatc. Boston, July 24.—William Woodward, of 3 Haason street, this city, aged 24, in delicate health, out of work for many weelcs, without money and in debt for board and lodging, is informed by two telegrams and'n letter received since July 15 from E,, T.;Colc, trustee, San Jose, Cul., that.his.fother's twin, Theodore S. Woodward, died June IT, leaving him by will $2,041,000 of an estate'of .$5,000,000. A copy of the will received liere by mail shows that young Woodward's inheritance consists of $10,000 in cash and the balance in stocks, bonds and real estate. Among the items are an apartment house with land on Thirty-second , street, Chicago, valued at $60,000, and'a block of unimproved land in Kansas City, valued at $72,000. Woodward never'saw-his uncle, who went west 40 years ago. INTEREST .MONEY. Arr«:Kto<l for bcrcuarltni;. Crown Point, Ind., July 24. —Xine boys, all of prominent parents of thi« city, were arrested 1'or it-renting- Anthony Diddle and wife, who were jusl married, at ihft ;ige of S3 years. During the triiil a rough-uud-ready fig-fat cam« near occurring' between ex-Congressman Thomas J. Wood, who was attorney for the prosecution, and Attorney (button. Sutton blew smoke in the ex- congTessnian's face, who called his opponent names, and threatened to whip him, but biicK-cd down after a war of words. After this occurred some one built a fire in the stove nnd cooked the court out. Wood was attorney for th« 'plaintiff, and after much wrangling the boys were cleared. Elder'B Reilgnatlon A«ked, Edinburg, Ind., July 24.—Since the failure of the Thompson bank there have been a dozen or more assignment* here, and the town is virtually dead Elder John Wiley was waited upon by the church trustees.ond to his astonishment informed that under the present state of affairs they would have to rah for his resignation. He is an able divine nnd was receiving $3,800 per year. The Nirne action will be taken with another minister. It is impossible to get crecli! in the town, arid many residents ew calling- on outsiders for the necessorie* of life. Six Eloping Cooplei Married. Jeftersonville, Ind., July 24.—Sixelop- ng couples found connubial bliss in this city Thursday. They were David Jetton .and Lulu Withers, George Woodl and Emma Garrison, J. W. Arnett and Maltie Darnell, Charles Levering and Mayme Callahan, W. F. Helman and Emma Hill, all of Louisville, and George Bluckerby and Eunice Motty, of Shelby county. 'Several of the couples ar« highly connected and very prominent. ,T. Vf. Kephart ami Jfattic Johnson, ol Pleasurcville, Ky., were married March 3], but it only became public Thurs- dav. . !- Baltimore ft Ohio to Pay Out Over • ' • H»lf Million Dollar*. •Baltimore, Md.,- July 24.—The receivers/of the Baltimore & Ohio railrpa.d Meet Death the Same Day. "^ Petersburg, Ind., July 24.—Two candidates for office in this county on th« republican ticket died Thursday, on« from natural causes and the other by accident. Benjamin Taswcll, candidate for county coroner, died from consumption, aged 58 years. John Demotte, can* didat* for sheriff, was hauling logs to a mill, and the log on which he \va« sitting slipped and threw him under the wheels of the wagon, one of which passed over his chest, crushing it in a terrible manner. He died almost immediately. He leaves a widow and child. Death of JEi-Treasurer Brett. Washington, Ind., July 24.—Matthew L. Brett, who was treasurer of state during the war, died here nt the age of 73 .years. He was the treasurer who, dur- .ng the war, denied Gov. Morton the imids of the state to be used for war purposes, and thus drove the governor 10 m.ilip private loans on his own honor until a loyal legislature would appropriate funds. Mr. Breft was worth $30,000. Death of a' Pioneer. Greciisburg, Ind., July 24.—John E. Bobbins, president and director of tb« Third- national bank of this city, died from partial paralysis, from which h« had suffered for several years. He wa» 73 years old. Mr. Hobbins had been connected with the history of the county for GO years. He was the largest land owner in this part of the slate, owning 5.000 acres of the best land to be found. Miner* Rcfnxe Slity Oati, . Terre Haute, Ind., .Tuly 24.—Tbe con- " •vention of bituminous miners of the Bl.ite decided to continue to hold out for . the 00 cents a ton price. National Secretary Pierson wos present and addressed the convention. A committee was appointed to visic-.the men ut-w»rk in Sullivan arid Green counties to try jind persuade those «'lio are receiving less than CO cents to quit work.

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