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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 15, 1896
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}SYAS AND "gBWAllj m ttftkft J»i<itfo*m. detfftferatle cotiTefitioii ^ to 6fde* At 12:49 p. m. J>raycf .was oifef8d.bjr Her. Mrfcest M, Sfctrea, 'rector of Qratfe Episcopal chtircht tif Chicago. The" chairmafj then prp^ettted the iiatnB of David B. jjlllv'df New Yorlt, for temporary chairman. A mittbiMty repott irohl the national 'committee, sighed by twenty- three mfimbofS, fftVofect the 1 substitution of th6 naifle Ot Sefiator BanJcl, oJ Virginia. Se've'i'al addresses \vere made fot each side, ftfid the minority l-ep6r*t'was finally adopted, 550 to 349. This was a victory for the silver forces. Senator Daniel was then introduced and ma'de a ringing speech for fre« silver, Which was ' received witli enthusiasm. Aftcr"the c6mpletion o} the standing committees, the convention adjourned until 'to-morrow at If o'clock. ::..-•"••• CHICAGO, July 8.—At 10:50 Senator Daniel called tho convention to order The report of the committee on credentials Was called for, but as il was not ready, speeches Were made bj Governor Mogir, of .Texas; Henatoi Blackburn, of Kentucky; Oovernoi Altgi'ld,. of Illinois; ex-Governor Over. meyer, of Kansas; and Congressmat Williams, of Massachusetts. Thi credentials committee then reported on all contes ts except that of Michigan, and the report was adopted. Conven tion then adjourned until 5 p. m. When the second session was callcc to order the credentials committee reported, seating four silver delegates for Michigan, which changed the delegation, under the unite rule, from gold to silver.V A minority report favored tho gold-delegation. After, a dozen speeches had been made for each side that ftahy Vertt5fit find WeW ¥ trie &gtt«r<qhMiid tote mtb tr Censidecabie demonstrations ^|Sf »C- casidtJeirifl the atidieftee by, the affitral of Bland, the erittattc6 6f tJi& fioleS bah&er elicited bftly faifit applatise. There beifig 930 Votes in lh& cdflfefl- tioh 620 will constitute a tW6-thifdfl toaJoiHty. fix-Secretary Whltfley ef Kew Yofk was warmly greeted tiy'hiS fellow membefs on his artival. Eaf* best caucussing was a feature In all gold delegations. the meeting was called to Order by Chaifman Wh'tte at iOiS? a. ffi.' ft-ayer Was offered by the ttev. fif. Gteeti. Wm. J. Harrity of Pennsylvania te *<tesM ^^&fs&$rtto 4fc& i»e«t**wffieii i mm » &&*#« recognized by the chair, tie Baidi "In obedience to instructions from the state convention we present ex-Otev. Pattison as candidate." A delegate -^om the District of Columbia seconded McLean of Ohio. Gen Millef of Oregon presented the name of Sylvester Pennoyer for president. The nominations were then closed. Smith of Ohio announced the death of Mr. Hurd of Ohio. The foil call of states for the nomination for president was then commenced. ' The first ballot resulted: Bland, 233; Bryan, 147; Blackburn, 83; Boles, 86; Pattison, 95; Matthews, 37; McLean, 54; Campbell, 2; Hill, 2; Pennoyer, 10; Stevenson, 2; Russell, 2; Tlll- ttan, 17; Teller, 8; not voting, 185. Second ballot: Bland, 281; Bryan, 197; Blackburn, 4J.; Boies, 35; Pattison, 100; Matthews, 35; McLean, 54; Hill, Ij Pennoyer, 8; Stevenson, 11; Teller, 8; not voting, 160. The third ballot: Not voting, 162; Bland, .291; Boles, 36; Matthews, 34; McLean, 54; Bryan, ,219; Pattison, 97; Wifift&prMh. *w«. ., _W£ W 0S oShS W Ml Ifctflttft wtisa.«? ifttefe^te ,tyt If it 19 t« ffe 'ft f«fr tt«geffc tftd men, trtoney will t» dft the- other " i, fof- -the ttfdneyed mN5n o! the derttb- irty fc&V6 mostly fbne to 1 M&. I rife h«t & free 'Silver- fhafii I Hot tellevS Itt ff« MvBft t«i J.** that the democrat!* flf"? 2*f a, great revolution for the good oRhe people. Bill for fKte itlJgJJ^Woh I think is woiigj, you have iftatigUfat* fed ft movefiles* for the good of J*«i*"*JJ: itjr, and therefore 1 am with you" heartily: (Loud applause.'..Make> ttol the mistake of thinking y6fci can, toted atiy* body with monfty. it will kilt the ttakfet before the peofcle. Mr. fflthiah fills the bill. He comes from a state that IS pivotal, and l hope to dod th&t you win nominate him. (Applause.) dovernor Pennajret Presentedi teort. M. -M. Mll'lef of" Oregon said toe rose -to place Ih hdmlhatlott & matt who had toeen twice governor of the great state c* Qregan-as the.democratlO'naml- tiee, notwithstanding the fact that elate was 10,000 repulbllcah—a man recently nominated mayor of the great metropolis of the northwest--e*«Gk>vernOr Syl» vester Pennoyer. (Faint applause.) When he Was governor of Oregon, con* tinued -Mr. Miller, the railroad companies had trouble with their men and he went upon the scene of action a.hd •he said to the corporations: "Pay you* men, and you will have no more trou- 'ble." They paid their men and he did not call out the militia. (Cheers,) He is in 'hearty sympathy with labor, and all the great labor movements of this country will endorse him. I appeal to you to recognize the Pacific coast and nominate ex-Governor Pennoyer of Or- •'O »»•*•*"O tlll& *.«— **V ** tt~~T11ib pf«cipltateJt by chanf:fi8,.„ i-v-.j.v-j ifttol to filand, bill tft« <&*HMJ 6 * 1 !'» e .'?' Jjermit changf* dt -1 The clerk announced Iftg Msfllt of $* (irat ballot as follow*: Blackbflfft, 20; Bland, 62: feller, 1; Dattlel, 11; tiafrity, 21; Bdies, 201 Williams of IHlhrtiS, 28; White, I; absent or **eu*ed, 268;i/Kb* lan, i; Williams, of Massachusetts, 76; McLean, ll; Lewll, 11 j CtoU. 60; fewall, too; Sibley, 163. Total number of votes fiast, (>SS. Necessary to choibe, 4§j. Secoftd Billot Begtfti. At 1 o'closk the second ballot waft begun and Alabama attempted to bad the Bland stampede but the states called iid not take it up to any great extent, largely adh«Mhg to their first choice. Several of the states haying the largest ,«» fcah'lel «* fttaheM ehairMaft (SeHAtof , tfie Acltftf 6h*ltntah tUch'afdsSft tit aftd *thef«, afrfed to, A f&Soiatibtt Wa9 fill ea by SehAtOf SlancHa.f'd o!Jj iafta Ahd atteed to deelaflftg ttte of Chicago the 'WeAtest ooh 6ity t>h eAPOl," a.hd then. At 4:16 thl thalHhdti, ecndtof While tt fofHia, declared the convention journed sine die. of tho question, a vote resulted in n defeat of the minority report, 308 t« f>r>H, and the silver delegates were sou' " I. The committee on permanent orgv-ii/.ntion reported in favor of Senator White, of California, for chairman and Thos. J. Cog'an, of Ohio, foi secretary. Mr. White was escorted to the chair and made a short speech after which the convention adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. CHICAGO, July 9.—The convention way called to order at 10:55 and Sen ator Jones, from the committee on resolutions, presented the report. Hill presented a minority report and offered an amendment that free coinage should not effect-existing contracts and thai if it should prove xinsuccessful thai after one year free coinage shall ba suspended. Tillman made an address favoring the majority report and offer ing an amendment censuring Cleveland. Jones, of Arkansas, also favored the majority report. Hill, Vilas anil Russell spoke for the minority anil then Bryan closed the debute. IIill'a amendment was defeated, 303 to 637, An amendment by Hill endorsing th>| democratic administration was defeated, 357 to nii-l. Tillman withdrew his amendment for censure, saying th'i vote was equivalent to that. Tin platform was then adopted, 02S to 30J, and the convention adjourned until j o'clock. In the- evening the nominating speeches were made. Senator Vesl nominated Richard Parks Bland, and the nomination was seconded by Overmeyer, of Kansas, and Williams, o) Illinois. Col. II. T. Lewis, of Georgia, nominated Wm. J. Bryan, of Nebraska, .and the nomination was seconded ' bj North Carolina, Massachusetts' and Louisiana. Governor Matthews, oi Indiana, was nominated by Senatoi Turpio, and seconded by California- Frederick White; of Iowa, nominated Horace Boies, and the nomination was .seconded by Minnesota. John Khea, of Kentucky, nominated Senatoi Blackburn, and California seconder the nomination. John R. McLean wai nominated by A. W; Patrick, of Ohio. At 13:30 a. m. the convention adjourned until 10 o'clock, :. . Chicago, July 10.—With the opening of the doors of the Coliseum this morning there was a tendency to rush through the nominations and conclude the convention with today's session. The Bryan enthusiasm aroused yesterday had lost none of its force, while the Bland managers were working like beavers to whip their organization in. Une and hold the supporters o£ tho W, J. BRYAN, Missourian from precipitating a wholesale stampede. The Matthews men were also making a listless effort on behalf of the Indiana man, but, from their actions, they seemed tp have given up all hope. All the turmoil centered abput Blana and Bryan and tweeds of delegate? expressed their determination to fprca everything through at tnis morning's session^ T h § silver leaders were on tlie floor &t an early hour, caucusing informally and watching the Bland ropes anxiety, indications when the opened were that the vote the presidential nomination y |ie qaat by the sliver wen present, Y. Flower of New Yprk in an inter' view, eajti that t&e gaJ3 wen woyjd Qot ypt.e, «w wdeystTOfjing spread b y tee 4eLe.gati»n MBS that the, fold men* Jol ibe example of QQY- U there a»d refuse ip. ~ Stevenson, 9; Blackburn, 27; Hill, 1. The fourth ballot: Not voting, 162; Bland, 241; Boies, 33; Matthews, 36; McLean, 46; Bryan, 280. On the fifth ballot Bryan received the necessary two-thirds of the votes and was nominated. The convention then adjourned until 8 p. m. Convention Hall, Chicago, July 11.— There was a very'marked falling off In the attendance at the Coliseum on this, the fifth morning of the democratic national convention, the great gallery expanses In the hall not being used to one-fifth' of their capacity. The sec- Hons assigned to delegates showed rowa »pon rows of empty cna.i-s, nut all signal polls of the states were in tneir proper positions, including the 'Badger" of Wisconsin, which General Bragg had complained of last night as having been stolen during the great racket of the Bryan nomination, and aia having been "trailed in the cortege or The Chairman of the ' Pennsylvania delegation, Mr. Harrity, was present, but most of his co-delegates had left the city. Some of the New York delegates were in the hall, but it was agreed that they were to take no part in the voting for vice president. The New Jersey delegates were absent in a body. General Bragg and most of the delegates'from Wisconsin were on the fioo?, but only the five Wisconsin silver men were to cast their individual votes for the vice presidential canm- a. m., the chairman, Senator Yvm-ce, or oalirornia, called the convention to order and (prayer having been dispensed with) Mr. Harrity of Pennsylvania -announced the present na- tional.committee would meet at the Palmer house at 3 o'clock this afternoon and would be glad to welcome the new national committee. Senator Jones, of Arkansas, moved that the convention proceed to the nomination of candid-ales for the vice presidency and the motion was agreed to with cheers. George Fred Williams of Massachusetts .was -put In nomination by Mr. O'Suliivan, a delegate from that state. This convention has nominated a man who has sprung from the loins of the people. Now that you have, given a platform to the south and west, carry the war into Africa, and give to the east a candidate for the vice presidency. I name a man from Massachusetts who has the courage of his con- viQtions and who came out for free silver, against an almost unanimous public sentiment. Gentlemen the war is over. If you want to answer that sullen delegation from New York (pointing--to where the New York delegates eat)' come to the east for your candidate for vice president, Nominate a man who was once a gold man, but now saw the error of his ways, and whose voice has often been raised against corporations—George Frederick Williams. (Cheers.) [IcLean Named, Mr. Marsden of Louisiana took the platform and said: "I want to name to you a wheel horse to keep this young toll in the traces. He is a thorough bred and therefore we should take all the 'better care of him. The man I shall name comes from a pivotal state, Who is the wheel horse -and which is the pivotal state? John K, McLean of Ohio Is that man and Ohl'o Is that pivotal state. (Cheers.) Give us McLean and we will sweep the country, (Cheers.) Mr, Maloney of Washington state, standing 'in the aisle, said : "In the name of the state of Washington I place in nomination her honored son, James Hamilton Lewis." Judge Walter Clark, Hon. J. H. Currie, of North Carolina, was next introduced. He -said he desired to nominate a man whose fame was'not cpnflnedfto-one agate but ex* tended all over this broad land, A man revered and honored in his state and all over the country where he was known, Tn- the Jast election he was nominated on the democratic ticket for the high position of supreme judge of North Carolina and <re<jeived the votes of men of all parties, republicans and populists included. He- closed by naming Judge The chairman, in presenting apeaker, mUd of him: "I had the (honor i€ serving in two congresses with him. \ saw tolm there when the Wilson 'tariff bill was under con'sldera-Uon* *na air though fte stood on the floor frftQ aamJ 1 - ted 'th*t he 'knew of the steej trust, as it. is called, to control the manufacture pf Iteel VaUs, and although -he was engaged in sn occupation whioh aerivea an Immense profit frPPfi th,af trust, he * - <Ue honesty to contend and vote - rails be pwt upon, -the free I pre^en'l to you Senator W'hlte retired temporarily, •leaving Representative Richardson of Tennessee to preside over the conven- Mr. William R. Burke of Los Angeles, Cal., presented it-he name of Arthur Sewall of Maine, as a man who "strove for liberty when God Himself waa dumb." V Sibley's Name Presented. Mr. Show-alter of Missouri presented the name of Joseph C. Sibley of Pennsylvania. He spoke of the presidential candid'ate as u "Modern Moses," endowed wiitih ibhie courage of a Jackson and the elouquenee of a Clay, destined umder iheaiven, to lead the American people from bondage into liberty. The niame of Sibley on 'the ticket would, Mr. ShoW'Olter said, add strength, and solidity *o it. (Oh-eers.) Mir. -C. Q. Tihomas of Colorado seconded itttite nomination of Arthur Sew- a'll as a, mam yilsitlnguish'ed for business ability and life-long devotion to tho cause of democracy, and whose name will flll uip arid round out the work performed -'by the convention yesterday. Mr. O. W. Powers of UtaSi presented Ithe maime of•• Senator.Dainlel. of Xirg-in- ia. He laiuded democracy 'as the party Whose principles were "equal rights tJ all and unjust discrimination to none." "You ihave inaugurated," he saiid, "a new eipa Whereto silver and gold, the twin money nietoils, shall go 'hand in •hian'd as God intended, scattering blessings on evei-y side. I desire now, -in behalf of /the youngest state of the union., the state wlhose star was placed on thia flag last Saturday, to suggest the name of Joton W. Dainiel of Virginia for vice-president. I present it without !his request and without fri'ls knowledge." Mr. Jones of Virginia acknowledged •Mie compliment, pa'ld to Ms state, but saild .he had been 'instructed 'by Senator Daniel to say If 'his name sihould 'be presented as a. cawdMate for vice-president that, under mo circumstances, whould it 'be voted on in -the convention. . • ' Mr F. P. Morris of Illinois seconded the nomination of Mr, Bitoley and spoke of 'Mm as a. man, whose "name and personality would consume iniquities and destroy corruption. "If," he added, "you link his name to that of t'he maslberful orator from Nebraska, you wiill 'be 'Inscribing victory on all your "banners as sure as the shine «Ut miidnigiht or the sun ait noon time." •Mr. Ulrloh Stone of Ohio seconded the nomination of Mr. McLean and spoke of'Mm as the man who had (through the Cincinnati Enquirer) made this silver convention, pcssl'ble,' Mr. :George W. Fl.thOan 1 of Illinois spoke in support of the nomination o'l Mr. Sibley, "Pennsylvania's honored eon." Although (Mr. Si'bley had been represented as a populist, 'he was as good a. democrat ae any man. who had a seat dn the convention. It was trua tfoa't Mr, Sibley differed wiitlh President Cleveland and toad 'had the courage to express Ms opinions regardless, and fearless of Wiie-: admiin'lstnattion and everybody else, and it seemed to 'him that Mr Bi'bley'a criticism of the administration could not 'be found fault wl'Uh in E!> convention wlhiich by nearly two- thirds majority refused a resolution sommendlng ithe admtalfftraitlon of Mr. Cleveland, The Winner Named. Mr. John Scott of Bath, Me., spoke in praise of Mr. Arthur Sewall of Maine, as one of the leading business men of New England and as president of a national bank; as a man whose ships spread their white wings to the winds •)t every ocean, and carled the United States flag to the uppermost parts of 'he earth. He could not promise that the delegation from Maine would be behind Mr. Sewall's nomination, but sould promise that next November Mr. Bewail would have the democracy of Maine behind him. (Cheers.) "Wreathe" he said, "with the sunflower Of Nebraska, the pine flower of Maine, and next November these flowers entwined will prove more threatening to the JH- Lle Napoleon of Ohio than the tread of the marching Prussians proved to the great Napoleon at Waterloo." This closed the nominations oratory and the balloting began at 12 m. The- balloting proceeded without notl- peSDlefflneldent until New York was paled, 'when the announcement was made: "New York declines to vpte," the galleries raised a yell. The chairman of the Ohio delegation, standing on his chair, said although Mr. McLean was not a candidate, the Ohio delegation Insisted on casting Us 46 votes for John B- McLean, A P°H ° f the delegation was demanded and it was disclosed at least four of the delegates present were for Sibley and one for FothJan, but under the unit rule the entire vote went ;o McLean. „ ' , Pennsylvania announced through Chairman Harrity that it voted seven tor Sibley; two^pr PattJsop, Md, flftyr line delegates were' 'absent or not vot- ng. Ala/ska, with Us six newly COJIT •erred delegates! (all gold men) declined •o vote. Oregon changed from P-enno* rer to '§>lbley. Georgia which had been passed by request, cas.t tier vote for 3lan<f at the same time expressing tne )ph;!ftn that he ough,t to pe nomln^teq f>y •acclamation. The state o? JfebrasK^ -••*$ Waoy lost iff vote migh,t P9 s an }n<ll.c*tion of Mr. gryan'r asfced. to, be excused sfrom, Vflt' ieliegations. however, asked to be . tor the present with a View ot casting decisive votes later. When Rhode island was called the chdlr (Mr. ttlchafd- son) sartd the chairman of-the Rhoflj Island delegation had called Upon hiw A few moments ago, and .stated, that nw delegation was compelled to leave to take their train for home, but had authorized him, with the consent of the convention, to cast their votes for Har- l*lty. Mr. W. H. White, chairman of the Washington delegation, made a little diversion in the monotony of the proceedings by standing on Ms chair and declaring that the vote of Washington was unfortunately divided by the influence of the "gold-bugs." The man cut him short by declaring that debate was not 1n" order. It became evident -that the Bland move was not a success and Governor Stone of Missouri, who had Withheld the vote of his state till the last, got up and said that the delegation from the state of Missouri had no authority to present •the name of their distinguished citizen; but if the convention voted for him they did so on their own responsibility. 'He then proceeded to cast tho vote of Missouri for other candidates. At 1:42 p. m. the result of the second ballot was announced as follows: Williams of Illinois, 13; Clark, 22; Pattison, 1; Harrity, 21;. Bland 294; Williams of Massachusetts, 16; McLean, 158; Sewall, 37; Sibley, 113; absent or not voting, 225. Total oast, 675. Necessary to choice, 450. ...... Third Ballot Ordered. A third ballot was immediately ordered, but before it had proceeded far the chairman said he thought it proper to interrupt the balloting to Introduce Hon. Amos Cummings of the Tammany Society of. New York, who would read a telegram which would be of Interest. Mr. Cummings then took the stand and read the following dispatch from Mr. Sibley, dated from Plttsburg, Pa., today: "Hon. Amos Cummings: Please do not permit my name to be presented. I so instructed my friends yesterday. Signed. Jos.; C. Sibley." nissourl Votes for Bland. When Missouri was called Governor Stone said: "Under instructions of the majority of the delegation Missouri casts her 30 votes for Bland." This was cheered but the second attempt to turn the convention over to Bland did not make much further progress, Arthur Sewall running him close. When New York again declined to vote the people in the galleries led by a man at the back of the platform, once more raised a yell, and a delegate from Minnesota said the convention had been disturbed all the morning in this way and he would ask that the sergearit-at-arms be directed to employ sufficient force 1 to keep "this infernal mob" quiet. The chairman repeated his sterotyped threat of clearing the galleries, and there was comparative quiet until Michigan changed her 28 votes from Sewall to McLean, when there was an outburst of applause. The result of the third ballot was officially announced at 2:10 p. m., as follows: Pattison, 1; Daniel, 6; Bland, 255; McLean, 210; Sewall, 97; Sibley, 19; Williams of Massachusetts, 15; Clark, 22— no choice-. It being evident by this time that the convention could not 'be stampeded to Bland, when the fourth ballot was started, Governor Stone, of Missouri, addressed the convention. He said: "I desire on behalf the Missouri delegation ,and as the friend.of Mr. Bland to express to you our grateful appreciation of your kindness. It am now in receipt of a telegram from Mr. Bland in which ne says substantially that he woujd deem it unwise and Impolitic to nominate both candidates from the west side of the Mississippi river.: (Cheers.) He desires me to say that the no mina *- ion of Mr, Bryan has his warm and hearty approval, And he thinks that the noml- atlon of vice president should be with one object in view—that is the strengthening of the ticket, According he directs me to say that he wishes his name to 'be withdrawn from the consideration of this convention for the position." (Cheerz.) Balloting Without Bland, The fourth ballot was then begun. In the course of the vote Mr. Fithian of Illinois declared (out of order and amid great, confusion) that the- convention could not afford to nominate a man'for the vice presidency who has announced that he could not support one principle of the national platform—that in favor of Imposing an income tax. The chair-man refused to allow any debate during the vote and directed Mr, Fithian to take his seat. The result of the fourth ballot was announced as follows: Williams, of Massachusetts, 9; Clark, 46; Harrity, H; Pattison, 1; Daniel, 54; Sewall, 261; Mo- Lean, 286. Whole number of votes cast, 678. Absent or not- voting, 252. Necessary to choice, 452. Before the flffh'ballot was entered upon the chairman of the Ohio delegation, (Mr UJrlch Sloan) made the following statement; They state substantialy what I said this morning, but that you have the exact words, I will read what Mr, McLean says. He apeafcs for himself, not for the Ohio delegation; "Any vote cast for me for vice president is against my expressed wish, and against my authority. Please announce this to the convention. (Signed) John R. McLean." This is Mr. McLean; not the Ohio delegation," added Mr. Sloan. Nevertheless the effect of the telegram was felt 1" the next ballot; Louisiana and .other states which had voted 'for McLean changing to Sewall, and when Wisconsin's- vote was reached sufficient votes ha,d been cast for Sew•all to nominate him. Illinois promptly changed hei 48 votes from McLean to Bewail. Kentucky followed suit; Ohlq> chipped in and..a procession of state standards was parted around the ' hQl1 in honor of the But there Withitt a dhoti lMfl» of the itt6tttt» ' The etevatoi 1 df tbe Van Dusefi H&f* Mttgtbfl cettijjany' at l^dwaod tfalls* Minn., was burned with 20,000 bushels of wheat and 8,000 of flax. Loss $18,000 j insured. The town of Marettgo, eleven miles south of Mbunt Qllead, Ohio, in Morrow County, was almost completely wiped wyandot Pioneer s'. Association had the ' ;>^ft, .- ' ' • - - ^.- i . * .. „ . »*«•*- ^ **. _2..3U* AM * I ft * -^ memory and' with* in a few miles of his 1 last battle. but by flre. Michael Evich, aged 65, living near Magnolia, 111,, was oiling his mowing Machine, when the team ran. away. He was caught in the knives and cut to pieces, death ensuing immediately. A brother of Judge, Kavattaugh of Chicago, one of the orators at the semi-centennial celebration of Des Molnes, was drowned In the Des Molnes rivor while bathing. Thomas Walters, son of David Walters, was thrown under a locomotive at Walkei.-ton, Ind., and killed. He was employed on the grade of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and was about 22 years old." The boiler of 'a freight engine on the Chicago and Northwestern railroad exploded'at Trombly 'Siding, Mich., killing Engineer Stonehouse and badly scalding Fireman F. E. Buell and Brakeman Conrad Oorgens. A storm that/came out of the gulf Wednesday caused damage of $250,000 in the city of Pensacola, Pla. Many of the streets are completely blocked with debris of fallen trees, house roofs, signs and fences. The 9-year-old son of Charles D. Henry of Chlillcothe, Mo., went to sleep on the railroad track. He was struck by a train and instantly killed. Joseph Lane, of Pana, 111.,was kicked by a horse Sunday morning, and died from the Injuries. POLITICAL NOTES, choice, its vote . Nebraska-* voted for the nrs| We H$£te of The Buchanan Independent, the leading Prohibition organ In Western Michigan, announces editorially that McKinley and honest money will receive its support during the campaign, and advises that the cause of prohibition can best be furthered by voting tho Republican ticket. The socialist labor party, in convention at New York, nominated Charles H. Matchett of Brooklyn for president on their national ticket. Matthew Mc- Gulre was unanimously nominated'for tho vice presidency on the socialist labor party's national ticket. Col. D. B. Henderson was renom- inated by acclamation at Waterloo, Iowa, for the eighth term as representative in congress of the Third Iowa district. After a hard battle the South Dakota rebublican state convention for the nomination of state officers adopted the gold plank. • The location committee of the Illinois League of Republican Clubs, appointed to decide on the place and location of the state convention, met and decided to hold the convention at Peoria'Sept. 1. A number of-noted speakers from abroad will attend the meeting. CRIME. Ida Foote and her brother Henry were arrested at Dyersvllle, Iowa, while posting notices threatening to burn the town. They are simple-minded and wanted revenge on the people whom they believed in sympathy with their enemy. Bill Steers, who recently killed Jack Alexander, a nephew of Jefferson Davis, at Paris, Ky., was taken to the state prison at Frankfort to serve a twenty-year term. Mary Buoher, aged 81, was nlurdered in cold blood at her home in the town of Lebanon, near Watortown, Wis. Her body, with a hole in the skull, evidently made with a heavy Instrument, was found on the cioorstep. William Zeiner, a hired man. is missing. Fred H. Abbott, a well-known business man of Decatur, III, shpt himself. He was despondent because pf .business misfortunes. James Magee, q, well-known boxer and wrestler, was called to the,door of bis home at Detroit Wednesday by an unknown man and was shot .dead as he appeared at the threshold. Magee's mother, who had answered the ring, was a witness of the deed, John Cunningham, Emerson MUligan, Joseph Hazleton and George Hazletou, charged, with the MUligan murder, by agreement waived examination at Law- renceviDe, IU., and gave bQi)d in $2,000 each- The cpurtroow waa fllled wtyh people, At Kepova, W. Va,, John B, Blower was shot dead by his father without cause or notice. The frantic father tried to kill another son and to ogm,- mjt suicide, byt faUed ancj was arrested. j, M, Fra?ier quarreled with T, j, MuJUp and son Janiei a.bout a business tra'ngactiQn at JaokSOPu Tenn,, tp anWt the lorper. Tile. an<j Fra?ier shot tbe eon twice, affair in charge. The monument IS about eight miles north of this city and is inscribed as follows: tin memory of Colonel Crawford,: : who was burned by the Indians i : in this valley June 11, 1782. : : Erected by the Pioneer Aasocla-1 : tion of Wyandot County, Aug. '. ' :30, 1877. • It overlooks the historic Tymochtee 1 , Creek, one of the branches of the Sandusky River, along which the Wyan* dots, Delawares, Chippewas and Otta- was dwelt 100 years ago. Their atro- ; clous deeds were many and appalling, _, and to check them and to protect tho. • Hvea of the defenseless'pioneers, Colone? Crawford with a small band of soldiers marched upon them. Instead -. of accomplishing the purpose hoped for, he and his brave followers suffered Ignominious defeat, defeat whicb ro- ,> SUltftd in Colonel Crawford's suffering ] the severest of all known fatea, death,' at tile stake. Colonel Crawford was one of the eminent men of the country. He was dls- , tingnlshed for his bravery and a'born commander. He was popular, and sol-' dler? enjoyed serving.under his leader- phlp, General Washington was deeply) ', movOd by the . dreadful fate of tho friend of his early years, and his language, given 'as follows in a letter, shows the Intensity of his feelings: "It is with the greatest,sorrow and concern that I have learned the melancholy • tidings of Colonel Crawford's death. He was known to me as an'officer ot much care and prudences-brave, experienced and active. The manner' of • bis death was shocking to me." Colonel Crawford was an intimate frieftd of Washington. They met when both were 18 years of age. Washington was surveying in what is known as the "northern neck of Virginia," or the northern portion of the since famous [Shenandoah Valley. Crawford happened into that section, and their meeting although accidental, ripened into warm friendship, which continued throughout their lives. Crawford waa born in Berkley County, West Virginia, In the year 1732. He learned the art of surveying from Washington; On March 28, 1782, General William Irvine, commander of the western military department, with headquarters at Fort Pitt, Issued a call to the' officers of the militia in the counties o£ Westmoreland and Washington to meet in council at Pittsburg on April 5, to take into consideration the adoption 1 of some 'systematic defense of the ex; posed settlements. The council was largely attended, and the plan then " -?*' .' ft CJ v« •&«? CRAWFORD'S MONUMENT. t ,' agreed upon was to divide the regular*, troops equally between Forts Pitt ftS4 ' Mclntosh, and to keep flying bodies, r QJ> volunteers marching from pl^Qe to/ • pl*o'e/ Of the troops assembled, W&s&«, (ngton County, Pennsylvania^ fur*,; nished 120; Westmoreland Pennsylvania, 130; Ohio County^ Yis*41 giftia, 20, and other JocalUlesv Known, 100, making ^ totaj p.f 4$o cera and men. In tne, eiegtiPt took place fop commander 91 tt oution, Cplpnel Crawiord a^a Diivid Williamson were the colonel Crawford won by a JoJlty, and Ws'CQmpetitPr was JB£jjQr, J campaign few were , &fy SB Bis 4. bjeycle drownlnf place in Wsle'9. »ftn»ed Conway }ow water; of the Mr. SewaU to ww th9 ' *P«iiat1*>» hipaselfup, pr of ,QJUe» a siwaJJ t9\Y£, whjle fee wjjj

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