The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on August 5, 1891 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 5, 1891
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AfiWSPAJ»BR .* wMjr from th. r directed to hl« name or whether li» ornot, la rosponalMfi for the pay. L gelded that retnatnc to fftku news lcate from ili« posmfffc". o- r nip fttttt'cftvlnftthem uncalled ti,,-. »prtmt fan •-" JJJT»lrtlOSA-« FkAUU. - ' - observations on the transit 01 Mercury, recently taken at the Lick Observatory, the diameter of that plane) J* given as 2,960 miles. THE government of Peru has issued a decree restricting the feast days, some times numbering four a week, and in lettering with the loading of vessel ftttd other work. WHAT is the matter with Binning*- haui, Ct? It has a district with five hundred inhabitants in which there hat not been a child born in nine years. Ai ", Consequence the ward school wil ilkely be closed. PREPARATIONS for the World's fai are making progress. Twenty-nint, •tates have appropriated $2,095,000 for representation. Twenty-four foreign ' nations have officially accepted the in Station to participate. GKRMAN capitalists are said to be •eeking investments in the Unitec States, .and a large amount of German capital is likely to come here, A New Mexican mine has just been purchased by a Berlin syndicate for $1,000,000. THE accounts differ, but the latest reports are that the sealers in Bearing sea have found the occupation too hazardous and are giving the seals a vacation. The modus vivendi seems to be demonstrating its right to existence. THE Chilian president, Balmaceda, does not possess the black hair anc •warthy face that are characteristic oi jBaost Chilians. He is, on the contrary, as fair of countenance as any man oj Anglo-Saxon descent, and his hair is auburn. . MOKE than five thousand ladies in 'England are competing for the prizes •offered for a design for the best cycling costume, the best shooting costume, the best golf costume, the best walking cos- , tnme, the best tea gown and the best outdoor cloak IT may be a hardship, but rich Amer- [icansmust get along with American- built yachts. The act prohibiting the sailing of a foreign-built vessel under the American flag was made a law by the signature of George Washington, and it is still a good law. MANY years ago an ocean steamship- rnade only ten or twelve revolutions of the engine, using only five pounds of steam pressure. With this she averaged about eight knots. High-powered ships Of the present day use thirty-six times this pressure and make seven times the revolutions. Their speed is only two and a half times as great. A HEBREW, protesting against the 'cruelties to his people in Russia, says that if the powerful Christian nations combined would earnestly protest against the outrages perpetrated on this ancient people, whose only offense is to worship God in accordance with the dictates of their conscience, a sentiment would be awakened which Russia could not ignore. ^ Gov. HOGG, of Tex., announces his .intention of inaugurating a general pursuit of fugitive murderers from that : state, with a view of bringing them back for punishment He has a list of nearly a hundred such fugitives, extending back over many years, whom he has located and proposes to bring to justice. He is so sanguine of success that he predicts there will be a hundred '; hangings in Texas next year. GERMAN-AMERICAN teachers have passed resolutions in favor of abolishing German type on the ground that it unnecessarily increases the labor of .teaching and learning its use. But German-American journalists and literary people do not take kindly to thia proposition and for the very good rea- ; son to deprive German literary work of its peculiar gothic dress would rob it of much of its individuality for the •a-eader and detract from the latter'a f.-pleasure. MRS. MOLLIE HUGHES, a hightly respected widow lady, living near Cara- ernville, Idaho, is afflicted with a unique and most distressing disease. : Little by little the flesh of her entire body is turning to solid bone, or, in other words, she is becoming ossified. The process of ossification has now been going on nearly five years, and , the attending physicians say that it is I only a matter of time when the entire j body of the poor victim will be a solid :bone. It is a rare disease, and the j J>a*hology of it is little understood. I A SOLDIER of fortune who has had an interesting career in the Orient is Col. |Wasson, the first American officer ever ^admitted to the Japanese army. The ; colonel is a tall, distingue and well- fpreserved man. He went into the war |4>f tho rebellion a private and came sut •a major, going afterward to Japan, fwhere his services in reorganizing the ^inikado's army procured him a colonel- l$y. In one of the JUpanese insurrec- ;tiOB8 be was sentenced to be beheaded, jimt he escaped, was restored to favor) |»od is now high iq the mikado's esteem. IT is almost 110 years since Lord IStornwallis delivered up his sword to 'fieu. Washington, at Yorktown, Va., fet a grateful nation has to-day under care 22 people who are drawing euaions for the services rendered by (Wsbaads and fathers in bringing about L *-T freedom of the colonies. Of these 19 arc, the widows and three the awghtere of the hardy pioneers and fttriots wko fought under Gen. Wash•"ton in tho war of the Revolution, ere is but one natural deduction, and ftt is, the old soldiers married very in life and cho*e «.? their ' youni IOWA NEWS-LETTER, The " Aldrioh Collection " and Gen, James M. Tuttle. Correct List of the Prohibition Nomtn«*§ —Othfir Items of General Interest from Various Portions of tho State. fSpeclnl Dfifl Moines Corresponfloflce.l What is known as the "Aldrich Collection" in the Iowa state library is constantly being added to and made more interesting. The collection is a gathering of pictures, autographs, letters, swords and all manner of things that are interesting either as curiosities 3r from their historical nature and importance. The collection was begun in «, private capacity more than thirty years ago by Hon. Charles Aldrich, of Webster City, 'who had a taste for such things. He continued to gather for more than a quarter of a century in his private capacity, and then donated all that he had to the state of Iowa, and the stato has provided rooms and facilities for tho exhibition of the collection. Mr. Aldrich has been three times to Europe, and has letters addressed to himself from almost every livirg distinguished person of the past thirty years. A few clays ago there was added to this collection the sword which Gen. James M. Tuttle, commander of the Second Iowa infantry, carried over the fortifications of Fort Donaldson in his famous charge. It is a historical fact that he started up toward the works of Donelson with 300 men and got inside the fortifications with less than 150, the other 150 having been mowed down by bullets. The Tuttle papers are very interesting, many of them bearing the autographs of Abraham Lincoln, Edward M. Stan ton, Samuel .J. Kirkwood, U. S. Grant, William T. Sherman, John A. Logan and others. One brief and characteristic letter is as follows: "GEN. TUTTLE—Dear Sir: We arc threatened on every hand. For God's sake send those men as soon as possible. "JOHN A. LOGAN, Brig.-Hen." Gen. Tuttle, after a residence in this city of twenty-five years, has sold his homestead and will remove to Arizona. He enlisted as a captain of volunteers in Van Burcn county, and within thirty days was made a colonel. His financial career since the war has not been successful, and, like many old soldiers, he finds himself in straits for his daily bread. The official report of the acreage of corn in Iowa is that there has "been 748,984 acres more planted this year than last. With the same average yield to the acre as last year this would make an increase of 26,000,000 bushels. The acreage this year is l),3u8,8H. Your correspondent in a recent letter attempted to give the correct names of all the candidates on all the tickets in fowa, but it seems that some of the j names of the prohibition nominees ! were not spelled correctly. The fol- j owing, your correspondent is assured. | s a correct statement of all the nomi- j nees and their localities: I Governor—Isaac T. Gibson, of Salem. Lieutenant governor-J. G. Little, of Dallas. Judtfe of supreme court—Daniel B. Turnev ' if Bennett. •' Superintendent of public instruction—Mrs. I M. H. Dunham, of Burlington. Kailroacl commissioner—C. S. Hart, of Coin. ' Boating on the Des Moines river is ; >ecoming the chief amusement here, i .here being now over two hundred | boats of various kinds devoted to the j aquatic sport. The new and expensive : dam erected recently makes a delight- i ful boating course of about fifteen \ miles. i The most expensive bridge spanning ' any river in Iowa is now being built across the Des Monies river, and is ap- ! jroaching completion. When completed the street car line will be ex- ' icnded directly east to the state fair ' grounds, which are being extensively j mproved for the approaching fair. I Jrank Pierce, the murderer of E. S. i iVishart, was remanded to the grand i tiry without bail, and is in jail await- • ng the meeting of the grand jury. | At the last meeting the city 'council j ordered eight miles of new paving, to be laid with brick, and several miles i of sewerage were ordered. The largest farmer in Iowa is probably II. C. Wheeler, of Sac county, who owns 6,400 acres. He farms all lis land, employing summer and win- er sixty men. He usually keeps 1,000 iattle, 3,000 hogs and 150 horses and mules. He is the largest producer ol imothy seed in the United States. Last ear he raised 10,000 bushels of pop corn, which brought him about $30 per acre. J. S. Test, a farmer residing near Bangor, la., was bitteu by his dog about three weeks ago, causing him no small degree of anxiety. According to custom he shut the dog up during the summer mouths. The dog got out, and going over to a neighboring farmer's soon engaged \n a fight. Upon his return Mr. Test undertook to shut him up, catching him by the tail and pulling him up from under the granary. As the dog got his head from under the granary he bit Mr. Test on the left hand slightly. Since this occurred one of the cows on Mr. Test's farm tied a violent death, and a neighbor pronounced it hydrophobia. Mr. Testttied his dog up then, with the intention of ascertaining whether or not he was inad, but the dog got tangled in the chain and choked to death. Mr. Test's hand is entirely well from the effects of the bite, but after consulting a prominent physician he went east for medical treatment. GOV. B» Will BOIES ACCEPTS. Rao* flat Once More Make the the Governorship »-*uA ?<?*!# B^ 1 ^. Writes aafoimwl to the state democratic comiuittee: • fc fin*' Mdittjhs, In., Juiy aii, igfli.-jonh )b. it Hamilton, Hen*y Stivers o. B. Whitlnff Charles A. ciarft, Nathan French, Jamil P. Donahue, committee, etc.: Gentlemen s Your formal notice of my selection by the detn- owatio party of Iowa as its candidate'forth* office of Rovernor of my state has received th« consideration due so important a subject. Grateful for the honor thus conferred, 1 be« to now assure you and through you tha party you represent of my acceptance of tht nomination so generously tendered. "i dolft* this I am not unmindful of the i». sponsibility the decision necessarily imposes. I know that to assume, theoretically even, tht leadership of a political party in a contest that involves to any extent the well being of a great commonwealth, is a matter of such grave importance that I am sure I should hesitate to accept it if I did not believe the success 6f tht principles it will be my privilege to advocate will promote tho best Interests of tho people ol our state, as a whole. The leading issues that will "divide the electors of Iowa in the coming campaign are easily tood, and so far as tho democratic party IOWA STATE NEWS. |. v ...-, ,.?:••"•'", :•;•;,. Anothfif Mood ftt Cherokee. ' i Cherokee county was visited the dtfeet ttoftoinjf by a disastrous rain and wlttd* itorni on y equaled,by the great flood »f June 23. Two houses, which were moved from their foundations by the former flood, were carried into tha Sioux river and dashed to pieces on the Second street bridge. Many timbers and ruins saved from the former storm were swept into the river and lodged against the bridge, which went out. Two other bridges were also cafrled away. Corn and small grain suffered great damage by being flattened by the rain and winds. iinQtirS uOOClf CMIM. ov tut uo tuu utJujuuruiiQ iiurtY is concerned, its position upon every important question is expressed in its platform in most comprehensive and unequivocal terms. Upon tho absorb.nR subject of tho prohibi. tion or regulation of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors that instrument affirms the right of cities, towns and townships to control tho same as in the judgment of their own citizens, guided by an intelligent understanding of their own wants, they shall deter- zreat w , mine by a vote of the electors thereof. • | f , II justly demands that in cases whore sales " rst day. are authorized the business shall be subjected to carefully guarded regulations which shall among others exact from those engaged in such business an annual license fee of KOO to be paid into the county treasury, and such additional sum as the municipality in which tho same Is carried ou may impose for its own benefit. This proposition is met by our opponents with the single demand that the state shall retain and enforce our present law: a requirement that experience has demonstrated is in conflict with the wishes of a large majority of the citizens of many of tho municipalities of the state, and that cannot possibly be carried Into effect, except through the instrumentality of agencies that are foreign to our system of government and at variance with the fundamental principles ou which it is founded. It is now plain beyond controversy that we must abandon prohibition as a means of controlling tho liquor traffic in many localities in the stato or we must substitute for "a government by the people" in a largo number of our pities unct towns some outside force whose ministers are to be selected by others than those they are commissioned to govern. Between the two it is the imperative duty of every citizen of the state to choose for himself He is willfully blind who has not already discovered that an honest demand Vor the enforcement of this law in localities where public sentiment is strongly opposed to it; a demand that means what is said, and that is not designed to mislead anyone, is a demand for the suppression in part at least, of popular government in every one of these localities, and for the substitution in lieu thereof of a system ttacea at Knoxville. Advices from Knoxville, the seat of the I6wa driving park, convey the intelligence that the new -mile trnek is remarkably fast. Horsemen think it four or five seconds faster than the Washington park track, Chicago. The races at Knoxville open August 11, aontinuing four days. All purses and stakes are $1,000 to ,152,000. It will be a great week's racing. Ladies free the Death of M. W. Walden. M. M. Walden. of Centerville,. died at Washington, where he was holding a federal position. Deceased was well known in Iowa political circles, having served as a member of both branches of the legislature and as lieutenant "•overnor in 1870, which position he resigned to enter congress, where he served two terms. He was also a member of the last Iowa house. Loft tho Safe Open. • Dr. Longshore, a director of a Sheldon bank, was left in charge of the financial institution the other day while the cashier went out to collect some bills. The physician forgot all about his responsible position and left the bank with the safe open to run itself. After several hours the cashier returned, but everything was found intact. The most despotic governments on tho face of the globe. Upon the question of fair and equal taxation of the property of -the stato, of the adoption of measures to guard the elective franchise against improper influences, of the regulation of railroad ami other corporations and the suppression or pools and trusts, of the protection of labor against tho encroachments of capital and the adoption of political measures for the benefit of tho laboring classes, of the obligations of the nation to dependent soldiers of the union army and selection by the masses of representatives i of the states in the most exalted branch of our : national legislature, tho platform of our party ' is a model of intelligent and harmonious con- i elusions to which every democrat can point ' with exultant pride, and which fair minds ' everywhere must concede would, if given the ' force of legislative enactments, promote the i ; public good. j Turning to national questions as presented ' by that instrument we have no less cause for ' gratification. In tho infancy of this republic it was enacted by those who established it that gold and silver should enjoy equal and unrestricted rights in the coinage of our mints. After a lapse of more than eighty years, during all of which the two metals were accorded precisely the same privileges in the monetary Hystem of our government, at a time when ouj people were burdened with enormous national municipal and individual debts, by an act thai was never demanded by the masses and that was thrust upon thorn without any intelligent diaoussion of its merits, silver was deprived of its coinage rights. An aroused people ha-^ compelled a partial restoration of the rights of this metal, but it i& still hampered by statutory provisions that are made in the interest of the creditor, at the expense of the debtor classes. The democracy of Iowa demand that silver shall be restored to its ancient estate under the laws of the n?.*'on. If on account of changed conditions, as some believe, the effect of this will be to reduce the metallic currency of tho country to a silver ! standard alone, or otherwise injure the busi- ! ness interests of the country, the people can be safely trusted to devise some means tc maintaining the two metals in the relative positions assigned thorn by the founders of our government. Upon the subject of tariff reform the position taken is not only in accord with the natural rights of men, but it is especially so with tho best interests of the people of our state. The great industry of Iowa is, and must Continue to be, agriculture, upon the successful prosecution of \vhiuh all other business in the stute is largely dependent. In no possible manner can this industry bo benefited by our present tariff laws. For many years our people have boon unnecessarily subjected to a system of legalized extortion that has restricted our markets and diminished the prices of almost everything we sell, and increased the cost of very much we buy Wo have submitted to this wrong until in seasons of ordinary plenty the products of the soil although bountiful beyond any other country of the globe, are, by reason of th<;ir depressed market value, insufficient to fairly compensate the farmer for his labo,- in producing theca. With united voice the gi-eat west is now thundering in the ears of those who have preyed upon her resources so long, its demand IDT 1*61161. In this struggle for the emancipation of a class to which most of our people belong Iowa democrats are to-day at the front. Secure in their position because they are right, they are destined to act an important part in establishing a reform in our government that shall bring it back to an economical administration of its affairs; blot from our statutes evei-y vestige of law that, indepenC; ent of the iiecessities of tlw government, is made in the interest of individuals or classes as distinguished from tho people at large, and establish as one of its fundamental principles, as euduring as itself, the doctrine, with- the nation HELL AND THE ROAD THERE, TIIEKE are no free passes given on any of the roads that lead to the pit. TUK devil always keeps the hinges of the gate to the pit well greased. THE first mile on the road to hell looks as though it led straight to Heaven. PKOPLE who are ou their way to Heaven never stop to try to prove that there is no hell. IF the devil couldn't make a lie better looking than the truth, the way to the pit wouldn't be BO crowded.—Eam'a Bora. out which republics cannot endure, that the right of taxation limited to public needs alone i and cun never be exercised to promote the welfare of one class, at the expense of another. HO'tACE BOIES. THE GODDESS MUST GO. Mint Director Leech .Favors a Change In tho Medallion oil Small Coins. WASHINGTON, July 27.—Mr. Leech, director of the mint, is about to make a decided change in the dimes, quarters and half-dollars of the United States. With this in view he has ustructed the engravers at the Philadelphia mint to prepare new designs for the approval of the secretary of the treasury which will insure uniformity in the subsidiary silver coin. Instead of the sitting figure of the- goddess of liberty which now is on the obverse side of these pieces Director Leech wants a medallion similar to that which, now adorns the si) ver dollar. but SHARP POINTS. SOME men will keep everything their distance.—Pittsburgh Post. To CONFIDE too much is to put your lemon into another man's squeezer. IT is astonishingly easy to endure trouble when it is in somebody else's family.—Somerville Journal. THE worst thing about life is that there are so many who are too old to start over again.—Atchisou Globe. IF all the people knew whafe they were talking about there woijktn't be nearly so much ^aid -4* ijxera Joiwaal. , Iowa Pharmacists. State Pharmaceutical associa- , u.wu *n session 'at Spirit Lake elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: A. A, Bi-odle, of Waverlji, president; A. C. Hinchman of Red Oak, Fletcher Howard of Sheldon, and A. W. Dyer of Rockwell vice presidents; E-sa Upson, of Marahalltown, secretary; J. B. Webb, of Da Witt, treasurer; T. W. Route of Dubuqus, F. E. Houghton of A-flel, and E. A. Aldrich of Oreston, executive committee. A Heavy Htorm. During a thunderstorm near Corwith Mr. Burtis had his barn burned with five horses, hay, grain, machinery, etc. Peter Nilson's barn was also struck and three or four horses killed. Several others had stock, cows, hogs, etc., struck, killed or injured. Heavy rain and some wind accompanied the storm, buC crops were not materially damaged. Crops Kuiiied l>y a Storm. Reports received at Des Moines from various points in central Iowa showed great damage had been done to the oats crop by a severe wind and rainstorm. Only a few farmers had harvested a portion of their oats, but the loss could be said to be general, almost total, and to aggregate millions of dol- lat-s. NOWH in llriof. Burglars secured $500 in plunder from Dunkle's drug- store and Gregg's furniture store at Oilman. Insurance companies that suffered losses in the Southerland cyclone were ssaid to be paying- them promptly. A bulletin issued by the state agricultural department said the crop prospects of the state continued to be encouraging. Mrs. John Gaffney died at Marshalltown . under circumstances indicating that she had been poisoned by mor° phine. A storm did great damage to the crops in the vicinity of Fail-field. Oats were laid flat and would have to be cut by hand. The Fourth District Veteran association, augmented by all of the old soldiers in northern Tbwa, held a three- days' reunion at Clear Lake. Fire destroyed the shingle mill of S, & J. C. Atlus at Fort Madison. Loss, $30,000; no insurance. Mrs. Lucy Boardman Gray, for fourteen years matron of the hospital for the insane at Independence, died from heart disease. Tho Burlington Airship Company which was organized some two months ago to build and operate the celebrated Pennington airship, the capital stock being $10,000,000, has been dissolved. Howard Cunningham, of Knoxville, has riold the trotting stallion Advance to a Mr. Nuttall, of Michigan, for S'J5 000. Twenty-five northwestern Iowa shippers have decided to sue the Northwestern Railroad Company to return money paid as discriminating rates during- a term of years. Mrs. Johnson, att agpd lady, and her grandchild were killed by tho cars at La Moille. Deputy Sheriff Carney fatally shot an unknown insane man who got off the train at Anthon and was terrorizing tha town. At Cedar Falls fire destroyed a barn and Its contents belonging to C. T. Round. Loss, .$0,000; insurance, #1,500. At a mass meeting in Keokuk it was decided that the city would build a high bridge across the Mississippi river, connecting Keokuk with the Illinois shore, exclusive of the railway bridge. The Methodist church and three houses at Battle Creek were struck by lightning and one house was totally d« strayed and the tfthers badly damaged Two horses were killed. Mrs. Alice Billiard and her brother, A. M. Waddell, of Sioux City, were adjudged insane and sent to the state asylum. Tho woman became violently insane when she heard of her brother's lunacy-two days before. James Condon and Henry Friedley, two farmers living near Boone, were buuti»|jr when Friedley's gun was ac . cideatally discharged, the ball nen- etrating Condon's back and going tki-giu^'U one lung, causing his " " —:-... 0«f«> i *«(* * IfWUttPer ttudti* tettve the ttcpubllcan National Commit- tee-Clrti-Knoft to A((S« us (fflfcfaitifcri tut the I'regcnt-^A. Fall Alftetltig of th* Committee to He Mold Jtt NovcmtiAr. , , WAsmNGTosr, Juty 80: -^.enator Matthew Stanley Quay Is quit of the re* publican national committee, both as chairman and a member from I J etin» sylvania^ The members of the executive committee didn't know when they Mfct Wednesday night whether he would insist on his resignation or not. But when hfe Rave them a copy of a letter he had sent to Chairman Andrews, of the Pennsylvania republican state commit* tee, resigning from the national committee they knew he had finally decided to go. The letter to Chairman Andrews bore date of Wednesday, which showed that Quay had not fully made up his mind until the last moment it was as follows: "WASHINGTON, July 29.-Hon. J. Slout Fassett, Secretary of the National Republican Committee--Dear Sir,: This is to apprise you that 1 have , to-day forwarded to Hon. William Andrews, chairman of the republican state committee of Pennsylvania, my resignation aa B member of the republican national committee from the state. Yours truly, "M. S. QUAY." With this before them there was nothing for the .members of the executive committee except to acquiesce in his retirement from the chairmanship. They had not the power to accept the resignation so they tabled it till the national committee meets. By virtue of Quay's resignation Vice Chairman Clarkson became acting chairman of the committee, and to keep the record straight he was elected chairman of the executive committee. This does not mean that he cares to. succeed Quay, but leaves him several months to determine whether he cares to accept the responsibilities of the position until the next national convention meets, for the national committee will undoubtedly elect him if he will accept. Before adjourning the following resolution was adopted: "Resolved, That wo accept against our judgment and much doubt as to the wisdom and expediency of it for tho party's Interest the action of Senator Quay, his resignation as chairman i and member of the national committee. In lubmitting to it, with so much reluctance and ! regret, we desire to express from our own knowledge of the facts of his pro-eminent swvice to the party our sense of the deep obligation under which he has placed ' the republican party and the cause of good government and patriotism in the United States. He undertook the leadership of a doubtful : cause in a time when the republican party was I disheartened and the democratic party confl- | dent in tho power of supreme control in the government and in the nation, and when the odds of the contest were against .our party, and by his matchless power, his unequaled skill in resources, his genius to command victory, won for his party an unprecedented victory in the face of expected defeat. We know,as no one else can know, that the contest which he waged was one of as much honor , and fair methods as it was of invincible power j and triumphant victory, and that it was won largely by the power of his superior generalship and his unfailing strength as a political leader. In the great contest of 1888, in tho months of severe effort, and during years of close personal association with him wo have learned to know tho nobility of the man and we desire in this conspicuous manner to place on public record for the present and for tho future, as an enduring answer to tho partisan assaults of a defeated enemy, our testimony in appreciation of his public services and his personal worth." Col. Dudley's resignation as treasurer was also presented and it was accepted, as the executive committee had this power. His services were also eulogized by his associates. Chairman Clarkson was authorized to name some one to take Col. Dudley's place as treasurer. Garrett A. Hobart, of New Jersey, was chosen vice chairman in Clarkson's place, and the choice of William J. Campbell to succeed George R. Davis as a member of the national committee from Illinois was recorded. At the day session the usual resolution authorizing the acting chairman and the secretary to call together the national committee was passed. The meeting will be held in Washington in November and will be early enough to insure a convention the fore part of May if desired. This was -the. sum of the day's business. There was, however, a great deal of discussion about the next campaign and the need of early organization. The work of the league clubs and their relation to the national committee was mapped out satisfactorily. „ „ Of the thirteen members of t^he committee there were present but seven— namely: Chairman M. S. Quay, of Pennsylvania; Vice Chairman J. S.' Clarkson, of lowa^Secretary J. S. Bassett, of New York: Treasurer W. W. Dudley, of Indiana,; Samuel ltessend,en, of Connecticut; Garrett A. Hobart, of New Jersey, and J. M. Haynes, of Maine. Col. Scott, of Omaha, Neb., made a glowing speech in favor of holding the next republican national convention in that city. A largo mass of correspondence was laid before the committee for discussion. Many active politicians in. different parts of the country had suggestions to make and conclusions to draw from the outcome of the last congressional ' election. Some pointed out the dangers of the alliance movement in their state and submitted ingenious plans to meet its threatened inroads on republican party strength, and others referred to various grievances and causes of dissatisfaction among republicans which might be overcome by proper treatment, All of these communications that appeared to be of value were carefully considered, and particular attention was enlisted in behalf of an elaborate table analyzing in detail the last vote of the congressional election. Fuuerul of the St. Maude Victims. I PARIS, July 80.—Immense crowds of people, estimated at 35,000, gathered Wednesday afternoon at St. Mande to Witness the funerals of the victims of the terrible railroad disaster on Sunday last. The crowds assembled were S.Q great that it required the presence of the prefect of the department of the Seine and a strong detachment of troops to keep the route of the funeral procession clear. There were twenty-four h^Arses ip the black line which led from the town hall to tb.e eemfiteEK, and, Of mourpierf to tUe erave * ' .*"*''* .. In the fiennntlotial .Jtcillftf,t'*b»bo*n Mttfctaf fried at Oolnmbun, o. ,, -_.,ttMfitr£t, O.| July ?0*- i -Wi]liam «f» Ellibtt, (the fofmer proprietor and eel* lid* of the SuMay Clpmi, Wiib, with' I hU toother, K J. Elliott, killed Albert 0. Osbdfn, a reporter of the Sundriy World, and W* MugheSi ft bystander, ' besides wounding a number ol people, during a shooting affray on High .street, Jn thia city» on the afternoon of February 28, last, has been convicted of murder in the second degree. The trial has been In progress since May 11. The crime was the direct result of personal journalism. The verdict is no surprise, as the long siege of the twelve men in their room had given out the impression that there was some doubt as to the grade Bf the crime. There was a great crowd in and around the courtroom in anticipation of the verdict As soon as the people saw the jury appear the crowd in thd hall made a break for the criminal courtroom door. While all this was going on the great crowd was as still as death,, only an occasional "Sh-hl" admonishing some of the crowd to keep still being heard in the room. Before the verdict was announced Judge Pugh cautioned the audience not to make any demonstration. He said to them that they must make no sign or noise whatever. But when the verdict was read they forgot the admonition of the court so far as making noise was concerned, for there was a perfect roar of conversation, and the court crier rapped for order till he could follow tho judge's order and adiourn the court till next Saturday. When the clerk began to read the verdict there was a highly sensational scene. When Mr. Mitchell read the "indictment for murder in the first degree," Mrs. P. J. Elliott thought that meant guilty of murder in the first degree, and partially raised up and made a suppressed scream. She then fell back into her chair. As the clerk reached the words "guilty of murder in the second degree" Miss Marony arose, gave vent to a wailing cry and and then fell back in a fainting fit. Mis. W. J. Elliott was very pale, but made no demonstration. Attorney Ernhart caught Miss Marony as she fell back, $hen started for some water in the jtfack room. W. J. Elliott had his youngest boy in his lap, and when the verdict was being read he covered the child's eyes and mouth so he would not see or make an outcry. When Miss Marony fainted the defendant turned to her and gave some instructions about what to do With her. Neither Mrs. W. J. Elliott nor the children made any demonstration at all. Miss Marony wa!s taken into the judge's private room, where she soon revived and left with the remainder of Elliott's relatives. As the verdict of the jury was read Elliott became so enraged that he pulled the Grand Army of the Republic button from the lapel of his coat and threw it spitefully in the direction ol the jury. The emblem went bounding from place to place and finally rested on a raised disk under Juror Aubert's chair. Mrs. Elliott did not slaed a tear, but the excitement was so great that she probably could not realize at the time what the verdict meant. The children all began to cry when Miss Malony fainted. The scene was a most heartrending one and brought tears to the eyes of Foreman Pegg, while the other members of the jury bowed their heads in mournful silence. By the laws of Ohio murder in the second degree is punishable by life imprisonment, the court having no alternative in the matter. . Notice of a motion for a new trial was made and so sentence was not passed. Court fixed next Saturday as the time for hearing arguments on the motion for a new trial. Elliott's crime was the direct result of personal journalism. Osborn, of the murdered men, prietor of the Sunday the Elliotts published Capital. Both (sheets sensational ordwr and business way. The a great deal of space in respective sheets to personal of each other, and this created an exceedingly bitter enmity between the Ell'liotts and Osborn. While the streets were crowded with spectators of the Washington birthday parade the meo met. The Elliotts claimed that Osborn began hostilities, but this was not established, nor was it proved that he was even armed. W. J. Elliott opened fire upon Osborn with a revolver, whereupon the latter ran, W. J.-and Perry Elliott pursuing and firing at him until he fell. Then W. J. Elliott, standing over him, shot him again so that he died. A bystander, Mr. Hughes, who had been superintendent of the asylum of imbeciles, was shot in the eye and killed by a stray bullet, and two others were wounded slightly. There was for a time danger that the Elliotts would be lynched, but no demonstration was made against the jaiL Publiu feeling has been high during the entire trial, and while the mass of the public desired a conviction Elliott had mauy friends who sought to influence the case in, his behalf. Threatening letters from anonymous writers have been sent to the judge and prosecutor, telling them not to go too far in their eff9Tte to convict the prisoner. one was the pro- World, while the Sunday were of the rivals in a editors gave their abuse Hopolettgly NEW YOKK, July 39.— Dr. Henry T Helmbold, the famous buchu man, who was created with having piled up a fortune of 810,000,000 by the sale of his patient medicines l is once more iu a madhouse. Chained at the wrists and with shackles on his ankles, he was taken from his home at Long Branch and conveyed to the insane asyluni at Trenton, U. J. He is sum in a straitjacket, % raving maniac. It is the tan** within to* last twenty that the doctor's family feag compelled to place Jjfcn, ujjd,er r* j}

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