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THE UPPER DBS MOINES, ALOONA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2,1892. MMM IOWA, NEW HAMPSHIRE takes its name from Hami shire, England. New Hampshire was originally cnllcd Laconia. THE average amount of steel rails made in this country last year was 100,000 tons per month. .-..-•.. THE Prince of Wales now ligns himself "Edward," which indicates that if he thonld come to the throne he would be known a» Edward VM. CAVES have been discovered in Tasmania •which, are perfectly lighted by myriads of glow-WPnus, One of the caves is about four miles loner. THB St. Lawrence river is the only absolutely floodloss river in the world. Its greatest variation caused by drought or tain never exceeds a foot. GENERAL NOTES, JKAN INQHUW recently stated that she did not at all approve of women's rights. "We cannot," she said, "have rights and privileges both, and I prefer privi- GEN. GEOHGB W. JONES, of Iowa, aged 90, has just taken out a license to practice law. Just think of a man on the verge of the grave, embracing the legal profession 1 THE increase in tbo use of Ceylon tea all over the world is said to have notably affected the Chinese tea trade, an industry that in one form or another gives employment to 100,000,000 Mongolians. THE war department reports that there are 8,667,250 men in the United States who aw available for military duly. Compared with that fact, known the world over, war ships and forts are insignificant as weapons of defense. THE largest postage stamp collection in the world ia in the British museum, to which it was given by the late member of the English parliament, S. K. Tapling. The collection contains over 400,000 rare specimens, and is valued at about $100,000. JUDGE STROVE, t 'of. Seattle, ten months abo lost his voice, and has been traveling over the country seeking relief. After spending I500C and receiving no benefit he gave up in dispair. One morning recently he woke up with his vosee as good as ever. DR. LORIMEH, who has always been a great admirer of Spurgeon, in whose pulpit on stveral occasions he has preached, is preparing a life of the late pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. The book will be illustrated, published by Janus H. Earle, Boston, and sild bv sn> s:ription. THE Russian Hebrew s are getting into (rouble in JSew Yoik City by getting their divorcts from the rabbis instead of from thecouris. They have alwajs done it in the country they cnuio from, and now to be am s'.ed for bigamy for the same venerable practice, dating hick to Judea, 83oms a tyranny scarcely less than those of CKardom. INDIANAPOLIS street car men are again onton a strike. .,.. „. NAT DUAL 'gas has been discovered at Miinico, nearTbronfrii ; ' . - V.^;: RHODE ISLAND prohibitionists have nominated a full state ticket. CHARLES fi. MKABS, a New York shoe manufacturer, assigned Tuesday. ; RKOIPROCITY negotiations between AUR- tria and the United States are about to be opened. - : SOUTHERN California was severely shaken by an earthquake shock Tuesday night, H. W. MITCHELL, a traveling man, died of blood poisoning at Bloommgton, III,, Tuesday tnornlng, CoftoN growers lost money last year, and are said to bo reducing tbe cotton acreage 50 per cent, this year. CHARLES H. RICHMOND, Michigan's director of the World's Columbian exposition, is dead at Ann Arbor, aged 71 years. ELY & Buos., of New York, dry goods, assigned Thursday with preferences of r>s,ooo. HON. ROBERT COUGH, of Newberryport, BSF.. is insolvent, with liabilities of 135000. THB Cunadian parliament opened Thursday, Lord Stanley delivering the speech. ONE of fhe Washington rumors is that Secroiary Noble will soon succeed White- I aw Reid as minister to France. THE special committee appointed to in- tigate the management of the pension ' ffice under Mr. Rsum, began its task Tnurnday. SKORETAH T ELAINE has tent a letter to Prtmier Salisbury strongly protetting against Canada's relusalof copjrizht to United States citizens. REV. DR. TALMAGE'S tabernacle, Brooklyn, not jet complete;!, is to be sold under Ihn rutinmtr on a mechanics lien for $52,COO. THE Pittfhnrg Post Publishing company was fined $300, and Mesbrs. Barr aad Mill, presirtMi*, ar.d editor, respectively, were fined $50 and ccsts each, in the Quay libel suit. MRS. HARRISON was on Wednesday reelected president of the society of Daughters ef the American Revolution. PROP. JOHN GILMABY SHEA, LL D., ihe Cdihohc bchoiar and historian, died Tuesday morning in Elizabeth, N. J., aged 69. COLONEL WILLIAM B. SMITH has been dishonorably discharged irom the Pennsylvania National Guards. A MICROSCOPE is being made at Munich which will magnify 11,000 diameters. It will be exhibited at the world's fair. THE New York world's fair appropriation bill was amended Friday in the assembly by a provision that the exhibit should be closed Sundays. FIVE trains of Pullman oars filled with legitlators, foreign ministers and newspaper men, left Washington Friday afternoon for Chicago. OVIDB MtisiN, the violinist, has been pail $2 500 by the Great Northern railway because delay in the movement of trains caused him to miss teveral professional engagements. RKV GERHARDUB Vos, of Grand Rap- SLYB, the Glendale fi-aln -robbeY* |ao been sentenced to twentjr yefirs itt, 0 fhe Missouri penitentiary. ' „* JULIUS HESS, a gold and siltef beater of Chicago, has been fined $1,000 for inducing aliens to go there and work for him. MRS. ANNIE MARGARET MONTA&U* who unintentionally caused the death of her little daughter while punishing her, has been adjudged guilty of manslaughter. : J.. Wi COLLINS, president of the;California National bank of San Diego, which suspended November 16, has been nrrrsted upon a charge of embezzling $200,000 from the institution. A ST. Louis negro murdered his brother Tuesday night, and then deceived an officer into carrying the body away with the statement that his brother had a | fit; meanwhile the murderer made hi; escape, ' FIRES AND CASUALTIES. Tyro tramps were crushed to death in a collision on the Big Four near Indianapolis. FRED STEPHENS was killed by an Illinois Central train at Grand Crossing, Chicago, Monday night. ' ' : THE Pennsylvania express fan down a pleasure party near Pittsburgh, Pa.,' Monday night, fatally injuring three young people. Two children were burned to death at McKeeeport Monday night, and their father, Michael Lynch, who is a fireman, almost lost his life in the uam effort to rescue them. A METEOR three hundred feet in length is reported to have fallen in Montana, burying forty head of cattle and two Chinamen and imbedded itself 200 feet in the ground. A NINE-YEAR-OLD child named Thomas Christopher was run over and killed Mon- diiy night by a Western Indiana train at Forty-sixth and Iowa streets, Chicago. THE Crescent block ai Spokane Falls, a three story building 1 , the upper floors of which were filled with lodgers, was destroyed by fire. Thfire were several narrow escapes; loss, $50,000. AN jncendiary fire in Geneva,'111., Tuesday nieht, caused damage to the amount of $10,000. .The office of the Geneva Republican waa totally destroyed. j'rnE started in the basement.of the Crescent block, Bpokana Falls, Wash., Tuesday morninar, and before it could be extinguished completely gutted the building. H. T. GREGORY, a brakeman on the Chicago & Alton, was run over and killed at Atlanta Thursday morning. He was age.d twenty-eight, single and came to Chicago from Richmond, Ind. . DR. HAMMOND of Washington has performed a rather singular operation upon a young man of twenty-four, who had become idiotic through pressure of the skull upon the brain, due to failure of the head to develop sufficiently to allow room for the growth of the contents. A couple of large pieces of bone were removed and the orifices were covered by replacing: the scalp. He expects if the young man survives he will be restored to his proper mental condition. SOUTHERN ^commerce is increasing, as well as Eouthern agricultural, southern mining, and southern manufactures. For example, during 1891, the port of Savannah gained more than $3DO,000 in its coastwise export? alone, as compared with the preceding year, while its foreign exports bhowed an increase of several millions. It is gratifying to note tbe steady progress of industrial development in the south, for the prosperity of any one section of the country is a benefit to the whole Union. AN experiment is shortly to be made in Philadelphia of tho pneumatic tubs aya tern for the quick transom<ion of mails about the city. The application comes from J. V. McHenry, representing the system now in operation in Berlin and other European cities, who asks permission to lay a tube on Chestnut street, connecting the main postoffice on Ninth street with the East Chestnut station, abovs Third. The value of the plant for thin distance is estimated at $25,000, which the government is expected to purchase if the f xperiment proves a satisfactory success. CORRESPONDENCK has passed between W. H. Briidehaw, of Now York city, and the postcffi;e department at Washington, in regard to the extension of the special delivery system,so that it can be of more life to individuals. He suggested that, as it was not an easy mutter to p.'ocuie thf special delivery stamps at tituoR, the de- parlment al'ow thn use of the ordinary (stamps instead, saying that they be placoil on another part of the envelope, with the words"sp(c : al dolivpry" written under (hern, and in addition to the legal postage. To this has been received a reply froui A. D. Hazeu, tha third a-'sUtuul postmas- ^ter-gene:al, to the effect that the matter [ill bo duly considered. It would certain. bo a. great convenience to the public. idf, Mich., and li;v. DC. George T. Purves, of Pittsburgh, P,i., have been elected to professorsbipa in the Princeton Theological seminary. FOREIGN. HHNRY M. STANLEY has arrived in Melbourne on his lecture tour. CoNf-iDERARLK loss of life at sea attends the gctles in Great Britain. THIS Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Colfou, late loid chief justice of her majesty's court of appeals, died at London. CARDINAL GASPER MERMILLIOD, bishop of LouLmnne and Geneva, died at Btrae Tuesday. THE severe storms in Great Britain have olroost completely prostrated the land telegraph lines. THE members of the French Cabinet have decided to tender their resignation to President Garnet in a body. POLICE fired upon a crowd of Ra s in Sd.n Lai , Argentine, kilting two • persons and wounding twenty-four. THE pope is jreparing an address to be delivered on the annivtnary of his coronation. He declines to abandon his rights over Rome. NICWFOUNDLAKD'S present prohibi'ory duties upon certain of its products has called forth a. protest from Canadian merchants. OVER half a hundred workmen were won n de a by policemen in Berlin Ihumlay afternoon, while a large crowd of them were making riotous demonstrations before the cat-tie of the emperor. MANY shipvvrtcks are reponed from Iho lush coast as a result of tho recent storms, und it is believed that the loss of lifehas been considerable. SNOW in Spain, softened by storms, is rapidly melting with the result ot fliods in teveral provinces. Already enormous ilamuge is done. Several towus are threatened. THE Norwegian ministry threaten to resign bec.iunc tha king is not inclined to give them a distinct foreiga office. The lorcigu affaiis tf tbe kingdom>ieat present controlled by Sweden. • COUNT TOLSTOI, who has been relieving suffrreis in tho famine districts of Russia, is ordered borne by the government,which holds that a letter credited to him, published in London, is unpatriotic. CONGRESS. . FRIDAY, Feb. 19. SENATE.—A resolution was presented requesting the president.to inform tho senate of the proceedings recently had between representatives of Canada, the British government and the United States as to arrangements for reciprocal trade withi Canada, was referred to the committee on foreign relations. The bill to continue in fore's for ten jears all existing laws prohibiting and- regulating the coming into this country of Chinese was taken from the calendar and passed. The bill toprovide^a permanent system of high- wavs in the district of Columbia was taken up, but without action, the senate adjourned until Tuesday. HOUSE.—The discussion of the free silver bill was resumed, an exciting debate being participated in between Messrs. Bl ,nd and Uarier, the former favoring its passage, and the latter strongly opposing it. The house then went into comuiittee of he whole on the private calendar, and after some time spent therein aroee, and adjourned until Feb. 23d. A SPECIM«0| An Apparition thai is Greatly •- ; eltingr tlie People of Ricli- uiond, Texas. Ex- An Emigrant Wagon Which Nightly Passes-Throagh the Streets . of the City, The Citizens and Officers are Unable to Unravel the Mysterious Affair, OEIMB. A NKGito ravisher burned at the stake in Arkansas, bin victim lighting the CHARLES CUMMINGS, a Savnnnah nogro was hanged Saturday morning for the murder ot a fellow negro. TUB bodv of an unknown young woman w»w fuuud Friday morning in Oakland, a suburb ot P.ttsburg. Sao had been shot by some, unknown person. FIVE toughs tried lo rob tbe conductor of a street car in St. Paul Suiid.-iy night, but only succf-ededio wounding him and hiiianbuig tho cir windows, AT Prenoi\, Iowa, Fred B. Jacotooii, a carpenter, in\dmliiu*e circumstances und despondent, flhrew himself in front ot a TO beheaded. TUESDAY, Feb. k8. SENATE.—By resolution, Secretary Busk was asued to inform congress as to the results of artificial rain production. Sena- icr Paddock advocated the passage of the pure food bill and was antagonized by Senators Bate and Cjke. The measure went over without action. A resolution was adopted for an investigation into tho resources of Alaska. HOUSE.—Speaker Crisp was ill and Mr. McM'llan was nam^d as sneaker pro tein. Nothing of importance was done, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24. SENATE.—A bill to protect foreign exhibitors at the world's fair irorn prosecution lor exhibiting wares protected by American patents and trade marks was passed. A resolution was agreed to calling on thb president for information as to the late proceeding to arrange for reciprocal trade with Canada. The Idaho contested election case was taken up; Mr. Stewart supporting the claim of Mr. dagger', to the seat. Mr. Turple advocated Mr. D,ibvis right t)occupy tue seat, A special meisage from the president on the Columbian Exposition wan laid before the senate. HOUSE.—A resolution was adopted directing an investigation as to the desirability of continuing and enforcing the fight hand Jaw; and whether any convict labor was being used by the government. Jn committee of the whole, some time was spent in di-cmsing the Indian appropriation bill. On motion of Mr. Sayers (Texas) the senate amendment to the reiibun de- GCIPIICJ bill was non-concurred in and a coiifdrence of the committee ordered. THURSDAY, Feb. 25. SENATE,—The resolution giving Claggett, the contestant for Dubois' seat, the right to occupy a seat during the discussion and to >peak ontbe meiits of his case was agreed to. Mr.Hale's resolution calling on tho, »2cretaiy of the treasury for copies ot the reciprocity agreements, wa.s taken up, and Yost moved an amendment a-king wh The entire city is aaog over an apparition which is said to visit Main street every night about 12 o'clock, and which takes the form of a large old-fashioned wagon of the sort known as emigrant's or "prairie schooner," and drawn by two oxen, says a Richmond, Texas, special to the St. Louis Republic. The phantom, as it is believed to be, is a common-place spectacle enough and would attract little notice were it not for the hour of its visit, and the extraordinary phenomena attending its appearance. About two weeks ago the people residing on Main street •were awakened at the hour mentioned by the creaking of a wagon as it went along, but thought nothing of the occurrence until the thing was repeated tho next night and the night after, when their curiosity concerning its errand began to be arousec Several prominent citizens waited on th fourtk night, and when the wagon ap proacned hailed the driver, who could b toruewhat indistinctly seen sitting rathe back in the vehicle. No ^response wa given to their hail, which was repeate several times, and at last withi some per emptoriness, determined to solve the ques tion for themselves, the men ran forwar and attempted to Jay hold of. the oxen' heads, when, to their utter amazement nothing was to be found on the spot wher the moment before the huge team was t be seen. It was gone as com^letelf an shadow before the sun, but twenty o thirty foot further on \vas presently see: wagon and oxen joking on as composedl ae pver. Dumb struck at the occurrence, the mei resolved to thoroughly investigate th matter before speaking of the puzzling thing they had just witnessed, as the, feared the story would meet with only incredulity and ridicule. They ran after th •vagoii, but failed to overtake it before i was swallowed up in the night, and wer unable to find it again. The next nigh all were at their posts a full hour belon the apparition made its appearance, anc the watchers of the night before, joined bj others whose slumbers had also been disturbed by its passage, waited, guns am revolvers in hand for the coming of th mysterious vehicle. It was seen coming promptly at the usual hour, appearing al at once just beyond the first house on th street, and : moving along at a leisureK pace. , ' . " The oxen appeared to be very weary anc dispirited, and every now and thnn th Reund. of a whip snapped in the air could be heard, but no other sign of life could be beard or seen about the wagon itself. 1 dark figure sat on the soat, which wai pushed back under the canvass, bu whether the driver was a man or woman could not be decided. Several of the keen eat/sighted declared it to be a mau will dark only tne air was colder than his hat drawn down far over the face, con cealing the features, while as many other? were quite as positive that the fiyure wa that of a woman wearing a dark sun bonnet. But whatever the sex of the driver, the shadowy figure paid not the slightest at tention to the crowd collected and standing on both sides of tho street, but pursued its way without so much as a turn ol the head in answer to the questions pliec to it. The oxen plodded on without a sign that they heard the shouts, and did not p '.use even for a moment. Twenty men sprang into the the streets as the wagon neared; twenty pairs of hands were put ,out to grasp its sides, the harness of the team, the team itself, but only empty air did they grasp. There was not even a trace of the phantom to be oeen at that spot, though it could be distinctly per ceived disappearing in the distance. In the meantime that portion of tho crowd that had remained on tho si-lewalk continued to call out to those who had essayed to stop the wagon, and, seeing the mysterious vehicle as plainly as ever.could not but wonder at the discomfiture displayed by the others. These spectators declare that the wagon moved p'acidlj through the midst of the eager hands that grasped at it, and to them no reason was visible vhy they could not have stayed it. Excitement now became almost whether any steps had been taken to ne° gotiulea leciprociil commercial treaty with Mexico. Hero a lively discussion on the iiieritH of free bade was participated in i>y Messrs. West and Hale, but the senate ad- joumed without action on the resolution or amendment. HOUSE.—Speaker Cmp called the house to order, arid Mr. Hutch was chosen speaker pro tern. The contested election case of Craig vs Siewatr from Pem.sylvania was ealltdup, Mr. Urown auuport'U" Mr Craig's claim to the scat; Mr. Jotnson spoke in i'uvor of Mr. Stewart's right to occupy the seat. After further discussion an|U(i)ournmeiit WUH taken without uctiou. "JS'aui') Boaie of the most iru- taut \hings exiting to-day that were . -- •• W.*^IV«L.V UM\AJI.l- trollable, and it was impossible to keep the matter quiet, so that on the following night tbe street was lined from end to end with a crowd determined to solve the mjsttry or know the reason why. Each man carried a weapon, and accroas the street was stretched ropes, and eveu a roll ot barbed wire attached to stout posts not to be uprooted by any gentle means, i unctual to its tdcit engagement the strange team made its appearance, and as the night was brilliantly lighted by the tull moon, the white canvas with the dark body below, was more clearly outlined than ever As it approached them, Officers Uray and Connelly stepped out into tbe street and directly in front of the oxen and called upon the phantom driver to halt J he next moment the men were seen to stagger back uud stretch their leneth upon the ground while the wagon seemed to pass directly over their bodies. So surf was he crowd that this had happened that a volley of f hots from half a hundred guns were poured into the vehicle. But without even a momentary check the team pursued its way tbrtugh ropes and wirea as it they had been but shadows of the things they were. The crowd ran after the wagon until it disappeared close to the river as mysteriously us it bad come . Jn tbe meanwhile tbe officers had been taken up unconi-eious, but unhurt in any way. It waa hours before thoy could be restored to their wiidta. genuinely frightened out of Mr. Uray sajs: like Both their were wits. mown nuudred jear-i ago." "You and we." may continue to ip- , .?-.. -.- wagon, or ghost of one, and what it eirr.es but tie? may count me it,* 1 have nothing more to do with it r while 1m not afraid of anything I n hold on to, I'll admit I'm a very poor band at tackling tbe unreal. No, 1 won't dt-tcr.bo what 1 sa«, for 1 can't, and be- afM) th a,nj>; ic£ Connelly confirms this statement abou the inexpressible chill that caino sweep ing from the apparition, but saya tba as he fell back, overpowered by it} h caught a glimpse of a number of dea f aces fti the wagon, and that the drive is a skeleton with burning e?es, Thfl topes and wired fencing, which ha so little effect on the passage of the pban torn, were found to be unbroken and their original position. Noapu's:d new and thoionghly alarmed, the cTz^ns re solved to watch w.hence the rrparitio came, and stationed some twenty men th following night just beyond the spot hear which the team had been first observed o: each occasion, but failure again resultec The strictest watch was kept for the com ing of the phantom, but though all coul swear it had not passed them* it wa presently seen traveling slowly down th street just beyond their poet. Where th wagon goes is likewise a mystery yet unsolved. It simply disappears befor the eyes of the watchers as if it had neve betD. The excitement produced grow hourly, and the majority of the people even the educated, intelligent class very nearly convinced^that the occurrence can have tut one origin, and thata^uper natural one, though what tbe object o meaning of the apparation is all are equaf ly at a loss to conjecture. The negroes are even more wrought up and meditate an early exodus, as thoy be lieve that the destruction of ihe town i thus foreshadowed. To avert thin or t prepare for it this portion of the populac spends the night and the greater part ~ the uay in carrying on religious services weeping and shouting for mercy, and li*en ing the place to Sodon and Gomorah They are completely demoralized and can not be induced to go to work. There are a few skepticil spirits in th community who persist in expressing thei belief that the people are being very clev erly hosxed by some one, who by moans refraction and ingeniously disposed mir rors causes the reflection of such a toamt pass down the street every night. In proo of this they point out the faut that tt phantom is not visible under the clectri light that has been placed on the street though on the other side of it tbe appar. lion is dibtinctly seen. But the theory i too far-fetched to gain credence with, th masses, ivho^are beginning to feel rathe proud of the sensation created by it, an which bring in hosts of visitors from al over tho country to see tho thing for them selves.. Richmond is one of tbe oldes towns in the state and wn° connecte with many of the thrilling events Tex IB' early history. Col. Dan Thurber, one of thp first set tiers in the county, speaking of tho inys terious travelers, says that in 18i7 a simi Jar i xcitement prevailed over a phantom wagon thit traversed the village for seven days and heralded an outbreak of yellow fever that depopulated the country. H says that at that time it was believed I ha the wagon carried a family of pioneers, o their ghosts, to speak accurately, that bai been taken with the fever while coming from Louisanna, and smitten and had passed through the village, but, wer not allowed to stop even to bury their deac or procure medicine for the sick, but wer forced to drive on out into the county The oxen came back in a coupla of week still hauling their load, but ihe wagon was filled only with the dead and decay ing bodies. As to Iho truth of this dreadful stor Col. Thurber could not be positive, bu knows such it was at the time ppoken o Other old settlers admit thut they hav heard this story, and with that of th ghost wagon they are well acquainted one or two even remembering havin it in 1S47. These are (oaDdent tha the appearance presages evil to tbe com munity. It is now nearly a week sine the. phantom began its i-low journeying and according to tradition has bur, on more trip to make. THE OL.U, OLH STOIty. Ho Was Simply Holding Her Hand for Little While. The controlling passion is sometimes roused in very youthful breasts. A teacher in a elementary class noticec a little boy and girl the other day who seemed to be passing something. "Oara, she called, "come here." The girl sheepishly obeyed. "What was Robert passing to you? Clara blushed and bung her head, but would say no word. RDbertwas next called before the tribunal, but broke down seemingly from the conviction of tbe enormity or' his crime but the teacher had some doubts of that when she found out what he had been doing. '•Robert," ehe began in her sternest one. "what were you passing to Clara?" "She t-t-told me to h-h-hold her fa-h- and, a . little wh-wh-while, und I was -Join it, was Robert's heartbroken re- ponse. She was a tender hearted teacher, and ad vivid recollections of similar incidents n her own hisicry, so she simply advised him "never to do so again," and let him sob out his misery in his seat. Woman'* lutlunuce. 1LIr it be true that the "o-jrner-stone of the Commonwealth is the hearthstone" how important is the work ot every woman, even in that sphere of family lite whien many are tempted to despite as too narrow for their energies. Every woman should, indeed, aim at i . . , * . -"•»—) MiuA nu UUlJUb; good in wider regions of life and should endeavor by Ihe irresistible force of aweet and silent inH^ence it in no other way, to raise the whole tone of nation althouLht and conduct. But even if a woman whether married or unmarried, be "never heard ot half a mile from home," the purity und loftiness of her id»al the de- vutid uusulfishnets of htr lite, muy tell with immensH and continuous power upon every member of her family. Tfa 0 brigut invisible air produces effects more stupendous when no whbper of a breeza ia heard than all the rury of passing hurricane; and the influence, conscious and unconscious ot thousands of women, entirely unknown If KM FOR HIUJ *3. The State Convention Selects D e | e , gates Who Are Instructed for the Senator. Tariff fiefontf and the Repeal of Shetmah Sliver Law Advocated. Bolters Meet and Decide to Hold »n Independent Convention May 31. ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 22.—The cratic state convention opened here at noon to-day J a tremendous crowd was in the city. 'Che stata central committee. prior to the opening of the convenlS tabled the protest of tho New York bolt- ers. Judge Beebe WPS temporary chairman, and Gen. Dwid E. Sickles permanent, Both made speeches eulogistic ol David B. Hill. * ' The platform, which was adopted i unanimously, says that' "the democralio he rtx elc Ml partv of New York renews its fidelity (J tariff reform and to the democratic faift and tradition a* affirmed in the national platforms of 1876 and 1888, as well as in the state platforms concurrent with the, opening of Gov. Tilden's and tbe' close of Gov. Hill's long, thrice-approved t and alike illustrious service in the chiel f magistracy." |i The state platform of 1874 is epitomized,' and the document continues: We now, as thtn, steadfastly adhere to! principles of sound finance. We are against the coinage of any silver dollar .which ii not of the intrinsic value of every •dollar of the United Stales. We there-1 fore denounce the Sherman law under s which our silver output is dammed up at •. , , ,„ home as not only a false pretense, but an i fffi an actual hinderance.to are turntofreebime- V*' 1 4{ " tallic coinage — as tending only to pro-L'*' dnce a change from one kind of mone-1'*' metallism to_another. We therefore units -j with the friends of honest monej every- f' where in stigmatizing the Sherman pro-' ' giessive silver b.isis liw as no solutioaof. the gold and silver question and as a fit appendage to tbo subsidy and bounty swindle, the McKinley law worse than'' war tariff, the Bluine reciprocity humbug, tbe squandered surplus and advancing deficit, a faulty census and a falsified representation and the revolutionary proceedings of the billion dollar congress—all In, 'be err Bel 10' *n oh Jor c. f ; but 1 that was as if dwell on l you bow 1 felt, and I'd stumbled on an ice- to tame, may go to the ennoblement of the moral being of generations yet unborn. Men are, and ever will bn, what their wives and sisters,- and nb,)ve all their mothers, tend lo ruu.be them, by influence whicu begins with the cradle- uud end* only witn me gravw.— Canon Furrar in ladies Home Journal, Farmer Me'urtergnwn: ''Be you «, law- yGr, mi f Black»tone (with dignity): "I am practicing law, sir. Meddergrass( moving awavh "I thoucht .ueube you d got the trade "learned. I'll go to bomabotty else." ie iiot tte w/miu w» U) out the go• K . ing who gets there, justly condemned by the people's great j uprising—a verdict which, renewed this year, will empower democratic statesmen to guide the people's-councils and execute the peeple's will." The platform recalls with p-rud memon the inflexibly Round finance of Gov. Tildes "who led the democratic party in pushing on the compulsory republican advance lo current coinage redemption." It also refers with grateful pr'de totk inflexibly sound finance of Governor Hill, who by efficient economy bus accomplished tbe practical extinction of the state debl-, who has faithfully urged the nation's release from unjust taxation, and likewiie "with a statesman's energy and the trin foresight ot! the seventy-cent dollar pushing forth in the body of the Sherman silver law, has taken up the people's cause, assailed republicxn degradation of silver money and Jed the advimco of tbe democratic party of New York to that solid ground of high justice upon whicu it stands (p-duy without discord or division, demanding with him that every dollar coined in the United Slates shall bo the equal of every other dollar so coined, and demanding redress of their present shameless inr quality." "The democrats of'New York," eay the platform, "point to the nomination of David B, Hill to the cffije of president as a fit ; expression of democratic faith and tradition, and of our settled purpose to re cue this perverted government from the 3lutch of the autocrats and plutocrats, from a spendthrift administration, excessive taxes and debased money. "Delegates selected by this convention are instructed to present to the national convention David B. Hill, a democrat who ms led his party from victory to victory or seven succ?ssive years und who has never known defeat—as a cane idate for president of the United States." The delegates are f artber instructed to act as a unit. , The peopje of the state are congratulated « the auspicious opening of Gov. Flower's dininislration. j The n»ime of Hill wh"never uttered irovoked a great cheer. H;ll was called or and made a stinng speech. The national delegates at large chosen re: GJV. Roswfll P. Flower, fidwwd Murphy, Jr., Uen. Daniel E. Sickles and lenry W. Slocom; alternates: Meuton Garble, John Bi^e'ow, Sidney Webster nd Alfred C. Chapin. Among the dis- -ict delegates are sixth district, John 1. Fellows, Ames J. Cummingp, Richard, Iroker, W. Bourke Cockrau, and D^lancy [:coll. The voters had a separate meeting and ecided to hold a convention at Syracuse, May 81, whondelegaten to the nationJ ' •onyentiou will bechosen.in the hope that ley will be. admitted to the exclusion of , he Hill delegates. A SHKEW1> UOCTOU. He Pacified an Alarmed Lady Who won In Danger. A celebrated German physician wn» nee calleJ upon to treat un arisr.ocnitrj ady, the soje cause of whose complaint as high living and lack of exercisfl, Jut it would never do to tull her bo, BO his medical udvir.e ran thus: Arie ut five o'clock, take a walk in ' the park for one hoar, then drinL a cm/ ot tea. then walk another hour and take a cup of chocolate. Take breakfast at 8 . o clock." Her condition improved visibly uulili, one fine morning the carriage of tne bar- ' one.<s was seen to approach the physician's < residence at lightning speed. Ihe phtient dashed up to the doctor's efface, and on his appearing ou thw see IB ehe gapped out: "Oh, doctor, 1 took the chocolate first!" /'Then drive hoiue as fast at) j mi ciin," ejaculated the astute disciple of ^sculap- lan rapidly writing a prescription "and take this emetic. The tea rnuat bs underneath." Thegraloful patient cjniplie4. oho is slill improving. 10' W! -, f W( W! fo: 'Why don't you luivo some sijle abou you i 1 euitl tne man who h^U looktd «lon# a mile of barbed ftuw tor m e trance.

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