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133 SIXTH STREET
Bryan for President, Townefor
NOMINATED AT SIOUX FALLS
Both, by Acclamation Noisy Scrap
at the NIsht Session of the
For President W. J. Bryan, of Ne
braska. For "Vice-President Charles A. Towne,
SIOUX FALLS. s7D.. May 10. The Na
tional Populist Convention concluded its
session and adjourned sine die after nom
inating Hon. "W. J. Bryan for President
and the Hon. Charles A. Towne for Vice
President. The nomination of Mr. Towne
was only accomplished after a struggle
of several huors' duration. In which an
effort was made to have the question of
the nomination of a Vice-Presidential can
didate referred to a committee to confer
with the Democratic and Silver Republi
can parties In their National conventions.
A motion to this effect was defeated by
a vote of 26a to 492.
Both candidates were nominated by ac
clamation, but before the result was
reached various candidates were placed
in nomination, and their names success
ively withdrawn. Both nominations were
accomplished amid scenes of great enthu
siasm. Second Day's Proceedings.
Temporary Chairman Rlngdale rapped
the convention to order at 9:45 this morn
ing. Tha committee on credentials .pre
sented a report declaring there was no
contesting delegation, and recommending
that the vote of Missouri be Increased by
two votes, that of Ohio by two, and that
of South Dakota by three. The report
was read by Governor Poynter, of Ne
braska, and adopted without a dissenting
The committee on permanent organiza
tion reported the name of Thomas M.
Patterson, of Colorado, for permanent
chairman, and T. M. Curran, of Kansas;
Leo Vincent, of Colorado, and E. M. Del
shcr, of Pennsj lvania, as permanent sec
retaries. Patterson was greeted with loud
cheers as he came on tho platform and
delivered his address.
"The Peoples party," said he. "is Insti
tuted to restore the landmarks of our
fathers, to take up the struggle where the
Democratic party had left off, to prove
that these people are capable of self-government
and that laws can be made for
the people by the people, and to protect
the rights which the mere existence of an
Individual conferred on him."
The speaker gave a short history of fi
nancial legislation and of the conditions
during the last Administration of Prcsi
"flertt Cleveland and that of President Mc
Kinley. "During this controversy," he said,
"theeed of the Peoples party, which .had
been sown fn !S2,"H5gafnO "bear frnlt.
That party believed then and believes to
day In the right of the people to control
the Issue of their own currency without
the dictation of Wall street."
He then gave a history of the early suc
cesses of the Peoples party and went on:
"To check the progress of the Peoples
party throughout the South. Democrats
of that section incorporated Into their
own creed Populists' truths and embodied
in their platform of 196 all the cardinal
principles of the Populist platform of
nearly four years ago. The Democratic
party In 1S96 nominated Bryan and later
the. Peoples party nominated Bryan. It
has been said that we showed wonderful
magnanimity in choosing the avowed can
didate of another party. I bay no. The
Peoples party would have been false to
its avowed principle had it nominated any
other than Bryan. We never surrender
ed our rights as a party; we never could
have nominated any other man."
Rounds of applause greeted the speak
er's denunciation of Imperialism and the
heavy Increase In the standing army fol
lowing thg wars of conquest, and his com
parison of the Republican. Democratic and
Populist platforms brought many of the
delegates to their feet.
"So dominant has the spirit of Populism
become In the Democratic party," said
the speaker, "that that party does not
take issue with the principles advanced
In th-2 Omaha or St. Louis platforms. The
Republican party takes issue with every
vital quostion that is in the Populist plat
form. The Peoples party stands as a
mentor for other political parties less ad
vanced and less progressive than we are.
The Peoples party must and shall live,
for It is the pioneer of every political re
form that by the consensus of American
opinion is essential to American free
government. "We will go before the coun
try, as we went before, with the principles
we have always professed and under the
leadership of William J. Bryan." (Cheers.)
Patterson then entered upon an exten
sive eulogy of Bryan as a man. statesman
and soldier during the Spanish-American
war, and predicted a sweeping triumph
for Bryan in November. Long-continued
applause greeted the chairman as he sat
Chairman E. E. Geary Smith, of the
committee on organization, read the or
der of business, as decided on by the com
mittee last night. The report was adopted
Tha rpnnrt nf ttiA mmmlft.. 1amm.
and resolutions was then called for. but,!, T?,ere w!reJ0Ud caVls ot "Butler, But
the committee was not readv to rnnrt. Pler and Marion Butler, of North tlaro
the committee was not ready to report.
"J am now ready to entertain a motion
for the nomination for President before
the report of the committee on resolution!
Is adopted." announced the chairman.
Cries of "No, no. wait for the platform,"
came from all parts of the big tent. Con
siderable confusion ensued, but finally, at
11:04 o'clock, a motion was made to recess
until 2 o'clock.
The afternoon session was begun at 2:10,
Chairman Patterson called for the report
of tho committee on resolutions, but that
committee was not prepared to report,
and a long delay ensued while waiting
for the arrival of the platform, which
was in the hands of Jerry Simpson, of
Kansas, chairman of the committee. A
number of short speeches were made to
entertain the convention while the report
was being waited for.
It was 3:08 P. M. when Simpson ar
rived with the platform, and. as he was
hoarse, the report was turned over to
Committeeman Glllett of Iowa, who read
the platform. (The pltaform in full will
be found in another column.)
The long financial plank of the platform.
Including the denunciation of the recent
banking law, and especially the demand
for the free coinage of silver at the ratio
of 3G to 1, was received with wild cheers.
The demand for an Inheritance tax also
received a round of applause. Vigorous
cheering was also accorded the reading of
the plank on transportation, the demand
for the abolishment of all tariffs on
"trust" goods and the indorsement of the
Initiative and referendum. Cries of
"Good," "Good." greeted the denunciation
of the Administration's Philippine policy
and the Porto Rico tax.
"When that portion of the plank extend-
ing sympathy to the South African Re
publics and denouncing any alliance with
foreign powers was read, the convention
broke Into wild applause, lasting for some
time Indorsement of the municipal own
ership of public utilities received but faint
applause, but vigorous handclapplng en
dued when direct election of United States
Senators was demanded.
At the conclusion of the reading of the
platform, Jerry Simpson moved that the
platform be adopted a9 read, and the com
mittee discharged. The motion received
half a dozen seconds. A delegate from
Michigan objected, as the platform car
ried no pledge of support to the candfdate
to be nominated.
"There's no objection to any delegate
offering a motion to that effect. I guess."
said Simpson. "The committee would like
to be discharged."
Tho motion was made. A standing vote
was called for, and, amid great cheering,
every delegate In the tent arose, not a
negative vote being recorded.
"Tho platform is adopted by unanimous
vote," announced Speaker -Patterson.
"The next thing In the convention," said
he. "Is the presentation of the names of
candidates for the nomination for the
office of President of tho United States."
Then, without pausing or calling for
any roll of states, he went on: "I have
the pleasure of introducing Senator Allen,
Senator Allen Nominated Bryan.
This could mean but one man, and that
was Bryan, and before Senator Allen
could come to the front of the platform
the convention was on its feet cheering,
frantically waving flags, hats and hand
kerchiefs. The speech of Senator Allen
was brief and to the point He spoke as
"He embodies in his political convic
tions, in his life, all that Is good In an
American citizen, all that Is pure and
loyal, all that the most exacting could
desire; a statesman of ripe experience;
a philosopher, a patriot, without a peer
on this or any other continent. Peerless,
bold, determined, thoroughly united to
the Interests of the great mass of his
countrymen, who would make and will
make an Ideal candidate for the exalted
office of President of the United States.
Since the result of the election of 1896
was known to the American people,
among the fusion forces of the United
States there has been but one name con
nected with the office and with the nomi
nation at this time. He is the embodi
ment of all that opposes plutocracy, that
opposes greed, that opposes the rise of
criminal power In public life.
"He Is In my Judgment the American
citizen of the age. I think he is, as an
orator, as a statesman, the equal of "Web
ster and Clay, If not their superior. He
was a Nebraskan, but belongs now to the
world. "Without further discussion, with
out further description of this magnificent
man, I present to this convention this
hero, statesman and orator, William J.
The announcement of Mr. Bryan's name
was the signal for another enthusiastic
outburst. The Minnesota delegation hoist
ed a large star, having the portrait of Mr.
Bryan In the center, and the convention
cheered again more vigorously than be
fore. "When his voice could be heard.
Chairman Patterson announced: "I have
the pleasure to introduce General James
B. Weaver, of Iowa.
An outburst of cheers rang outasv.jthte
txiciuii irura lows came lonvaru 10 .sec
ond the nomination of
'spoke in part as follows
"I had the honor to present at St.
Louis the name of the distinguished gen
tleman who has Just been mentioned,"
Bald General "Weaver. "I am glad that 1
can say here today that there has never
been a moment from that day to this that
I have regretted, or any Populist in. Amer
ica has regretted, that he was the choice
of that convention. The century hn pro
duced but three great civic names Thomas
Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and William
J. Bryan. The delegates In this conven
tion are disciples of the first, many of
them helped to put the second in the
chair, and we are followers of the third.
Mr. Bryan is peculiarly a representative
of American civilization. It Is with pe
culiar satisfaction and with the most un
selfish purpose that I arise before you to
second the nomination of "William J.
Bryan as President of the United States."
Jerry Simpson was then announced amid
vigorous applause. It was enough, he
said, to say of Mr. Bryan that he had
risen head and shoulders above his com
peers In the Democratic party, and he
had also captured the Peoples party as
well. Mr. Bryan, he declared, represent
ed tho struggle for human rights, and he
wanted the Populists to stand by him and
do all In their power to elecfhlm. thus
taking the first step towards restoring the
country to its old-time glory-
G. F. Washburn, of Massachusetts, add
ed his testimony in behalf of Mr. Bryan.
"I rise to second the nomination of Will
iam J. Bryan because, embodied in him
Is the spirit of many millions of free
American people. He has the wisdom of
Jefferson, the heroism of Jackson, and
the magnetism of Lincoln. The hope of
the Nation rests In that personality, and
I trust he will be nominated by accla
mation. The chair recognized "Cyclone" Davis,
of Texas, and a shout went up as the
tall form of Mr. Davis loomed up on his
way to the platform. Mr. Davis an
nounced that In former conventions he
had been a political opponent df Mr.
Bryan, but had now come overto the"
ranks of tho elect and believed that in
him lay the hopes of the Nation, and the
only man who can "throttle thejopprea
sors of the people."
"We have Bryan clubs down our way,"
said the speaker, "and I can promise you
next Fall a Bryan club of 250,000 ma-
llna, was greeted with cheers as he came
forward. Briefly but eloquently Senator
uuuer seconded Air. Bryan a nomination.
"I for one." said he, "will put into this
fight all that Is In my power. I know
every Populist In the United States will
do the same In any capacity he may be
told to act, and I appeal to you to make
his election certain next November."
"W. J. Thomas, of Colorado, the next
speaker, said that Colorado has never
been behind In the espousal of reform
measures, and that tha state would again
be found, in the column in 1S00 as a sup
porter of .Mr. Bryan. He had, he said,
found Mr. Bryan equal to all emergen
cles. and was confident he would be
Olds of Pennsylvania, now S6 years of
age, who voted for Henry Clay In 1S44,
and is now for "William J. Bryan, was
next introduced. Mr. Olds, bent and.
whlte-bcarded, said he had walked 10 fl
miles to vote for Henry Clay, In 1S44. "I
came 1000 miles to vote for "William J.
Bryan in this convention.1' said Mr. Olds,
"and I hope you will not allow me to be
defeated as I was in 1JH4." Cries of "we
won't" greeted Mr. Olds as he sat down.
Jones of Illinois assured the coavenJon
that his state would give Mr. Bryan a
majority in November.
Senator Allen, of Nebraska, stepped for
ward. "Mr. Chairman." said he, amid perfect
silence, "I move that the rules of this
convention be suspended and that William
J. Bryan be nominated by acclamation for
President of the United States."
Amid the din that follpwed Senator
(Concluded on Second 'Page.)
NAMED BY BOLTERS
Barker and Donnelly Middle-of-the-Road
PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT
Disruption of the Movement Pre
vented by "Withdrawal of Chair
man Hotvard From the Race.
For President Wharton Barker, of
For Vice-President Ignatius Donnelly,
CINCINNATI, May 10. "What Is com
monly known as tho anddle-of-the-Road
- V - - - . - i.v v -"
NOMINATED FOR PRESIDENT BY MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD POPULISTS
"Wharton Barker, who was nominated for President by the Middle-of-tha-Road Fopullst
convention, at Cincinnati, yesterday, was born at Philadelphia, May 1, 1S4G. He to the
grandson of Jacob Barker, who was a relative of Benjamin Franklin. Hr. Earker was
Kradoated from the University of Pennsylvania la 1SS0. Since ISSO he has been a trustee
of that Institution. In 1SCD he entered the banking flna of Barker Bros. & Co., of Phila
delphia, and gained a wide reputation. Alexander II, of Russia, decorated him. In 1S7S. with
the Order of SL. Stanislaus. The banking- firm was carried down by the Barlns Brothers'
failure. Since 1600 Mr. Barker has devoted most ot his energies toward building up his
Peoples party weekly paper the 'American. Mr. Barker's residence Is at Wyncote, 12 miles
Populist party, but according to leaders
of the. movement is the one and only Peo
ples party, placed its National ticket In
the field today.
For a tlmo during today's session of the
convention it appeared as It nothing could
prevent a complete disruption of the plans
so carefully wrought out by the handful
ot men who separated themselves Febru
ary 19 last at Lincoln, Neb., from the fus
sionist element of the Peoples party.
"Wharton Barker had been selected la 33 S
by tho initiative and referendum plan to
head the party ticket, but since Tuesday
a. steady current against the cut-acd-dried
choice of Barker and Donnelly had
almost destroyed the foundation upon
which that ticket stood. Ex-Congressman
Howard of Alabama, had suddenly become
the Idol ot an apparently winning number
of delegates, and he clinched bis claims on
the Presidential nomination through his
eloquent address In assuming the tempo
rary chairmanship of the convention
Today, as the time drew near for nomi
nations, word was quietly passed, con
firmed by Howard himself, that the Bar
ker following would bolt the convention
should their leader be turned down. Ow
ing to the fact that the Alabama dele
gation could not support Mr. Howarl,
matters were further complicated. How
ard took the only course for the restora
tion of harmony. He announced that he
had no ambition to head the ticket, and
came to Cincinnati without the slightest
"expectation ot being named. Then he
withdrew his name. Nevertheless, when
the roll-call was completed on the first
ballot, Howard was at the top of the col
umnonly a few short of the nomination.
On the second ballot Howard's plainly
stated desire for harmony took effect, and
the 70 votes which went to Donnelly on
the first roll-call were gradually worked
over to the Barker column, it being under
stood that Donnelly's name had been with,
drawn, although the Minnesota delegation
protested against the withdrawal. Min
nesota was passed, at Its own request,
and when the other states had voted it
was apparent that the 4S voters of Minne
sota could settle everything in a harmoni
ous manner by going to Barker. They
were cast for Barker, and gave him the
requisite majority over alL The gener
ous Howard moved to make the selection
of Barker unanimous, which was done.
"Without a dissenting voice, Ignatius
Donnelly was declared Vice-Presidential
Fight Against the Bnrkerltca.
The next order of business was the mat.
ter of National committeemen, and the
selection of a chairman for that body.
This precipitated the fight against the
Barkerites anew. A motion was made
that the convention proceed to elect a
chairman of the National committee in
stead of pursuing the ordinary course of
allowing the committee to select its own
leader. It was plainly a fight between
the Barker and opposition fac.lons for the
control of the party machinery,' although
many speakers were in favor of the non
selection of a National chairman because
of what they termed the mistakes cf the
past. After n long parliamentary wran
gle the motion was withdrawn, and tho
selection of National committee men by
the state delegations was completed.
A fresh motion was then made by Mr.
Howard that the convention proceed to
the election of a National chairman. Fiery
oratory flowed, freely from side to side
while the hungry delegates Journeyed from
time to time to a free-lunch counter in the
vicinity. The motion was finally carried,
and Milton Park, of Texas, the retiring
National chairman, was placed In nomi
nation. A motion was Jest about to pre
vail to make Park's selection unanimous
when Howard, In on eloquent address,
presented the name of J. A. Parker, of
Kentucky. His words and praise of Par
ker were about the strongest thing heard
on the floor, and won for that young man
the unanimous selection for the National
After having been In session continu
ously, with the exception of 20 minutes'
recess, from 8:30 A. M. to 4:10 P. M.. the
convention was then declared adjourned
Followers of the Social Democracy and
Eugene V. Debs for the Presidency of the
United States found small comfort In the
convention, which they had honed a few
days ago would indorse their Idol. Three
of them W. E. Farmer, of Texas; A. W.
RIcker and L. M. Morris, of Iowa, left
the convention after the nomlnath ns had
been completed, and It was reported would
support the Debs ticker, but their action
attracted no attention whatever.
The Mlddle-of-the-Road plan of organ!-
zatlon. which was presented to the con
vention early In the day by the committee
on organization and unanimously adopted,
i The rules of the party In use are ap
proved: the division of the country Into
seven districts and subdistricts to faci I-tate-
organization; all delegate conentUns
for nominating candidates and preparing
platforms to be abolished; Instead, nomi
nations and platforms and amendments
thereto shall be made by direct ote of
the political subdivisions affected thereby.
Party organization shall consist cf a Na
tional committee of three members from
each state, to be chosen by the S.ate Cen
tral Committee; a Congressional commit
tee of three for each district, to be chosen
by direct vote at the primaries; a commit
tee of three from each township or ward,
to be chosen by direct vote at the pri
maries each year: the National, state.
Congressional and county committees to
perform the same duties as heretofore.
The unit of organization shall be the pre-
i clnct club, of which any voter may beonre
a member by subscribing to the platform
and rules of this organization. Any one
proposing fusion with either the Republ'
can or Democratic party .hall, on tre
vote of hf'club, be deemed outelde of the
party. The state platform may be changed
only by direct vote of the precinct c'.ubs
and the National platform only by the
clubs, ratified by direct vote of the people.
No salaried office-holder shall be elected
to any committee. Any chairman may be
're-elected by the Imperative mandates of
the league club3 of his constituency. It
Is provided that this plan should be mod'-
i fled by law.- of states to conform wi h
As soon as the foregoing plan had been
accepted. Chairman Felzon read the plat
form formulated by his committee. Joel
Parker, of Kentucky, offered an additional
plank, opposing trusts and favoring public
ownership of utilities. Several of the mem
bers of the committee on resolutions op
posed any change in the platform. After
, a rather extended debate, Parker's amend
ment was adopted. J. B. Osborne, of Ne
braska, declared that the declaration for
the free coinage of geld and sliver was
practically a demand creating a special
privilege, and he moved to strike out that
portion of the platform. A motion to lay
his motion on the table carried by a large
( majority. The platform was then adopted
by unanimous vote. (It will be found In
Nominations for the Presidency were
then in order. Professor J. A. Boyce. of
Nebraska, placed in nomination ex-Con-grc-sr
an Mil o d "W. Ho., rd. cf .ilicaim.
General Philipps, cf Georgia, the fa
mous Confederate officer, named "Wharton
Barker, of Pennsylvan'a. He mentioned
the name of Thomas "Watson, at which
( there was a great outburst of applause.
"When he named Barker as the nominee,
the cheering seemed weak In comparison
with that which greeted Boyce's nomina
tion of Howard.
Judge W. S. Williams, of Indiana, placed
before the convention he name of Igna
tius Donnelly, of Minn sota.
H. L. Wheeler of Iowa, seconded the
I nomination of Barker.
A. "W. RIcker, of Iowa, presented for the
J convention's consideration, bat not es a
( nominee, the name of Eugene V. Debs.
J Debs' name wa3 received with a dead
R. M. Chenault, of Kansas, seconded the
'Concluded on Second Pase.)
Largo Force of Boers, Under
TROOP3 OF 'RUNDLE FIRED UPOtf
Roberts' Force of 35,000 McBFresi
ins Hard After Botha, and tha
Main Federal Array.
LONDON. May 11. 4:53 A. M. Members
of the House of Commons were freel?
betting In the lobbies last evening that
Lord Roberts would be In Pretoria In two
From 15.000 to 20,000 Is the highest esti
mate of the Boers under the post -command
of General Botha, who is eald to
have 45 guns. Lord Roberts is pressing
hard after this force with 35.000 men and
140 guns, and 20,000 more men are easily
The correspondents are confined in their
narratives to events two or three days
old, so far as Lord Roberta Is concerned.
President Steyn, with 10,000 men. Is re
ported to have been east of Thabanchu
yesterday (Thursday) noon, and a battle
was then Imminent. The advance troopfl
of General Rundle and General Brabant
were being fired on. Parties of Boers are
still holding the mountains adjacent to
New Zealand ecouts burned the home
stead of a farmer named Greyllng, in
whose house arms were found at Deerlng.
During a concert for the relief of tho
sufferors from the Begble works explosion
riven Saturday evening at Pretoria, In
the Gaiety Theater, the doors were isud
dcnly closed and every man In the audi
ence was commandeered. All the horses
were taken from the conveyances out
side. Half the foreign merchants at Lourenco
Marques held an indignation meeting to
prott aralnst the now regulations where
by blankotP, clothing and "bully" beet
are declared contraband. Twelve thou
.nd cases of euppllcs are in bond there,
and much more Is espectcd. Two French
vere!s carrying goods consigned to Ly
denburg have been etopped.
BY REITZ' ORDERS.
Preparations Made to Explodo
Tvrcnty-Hvc Rand Mines.
CAPE TOWN, May 10. The Cape Ar
gus publishes a re-port from Johannesburg,
raid to hr'e been suppressed in the cross
examination of Mining Engineer Munnick,
that In the recent mysterious Dempsey
'fjx Munnick testified that preparations
had been made to explode 23 mines, and
that on the authority of Secretary Reltz,"
he (Munnick) had already bored shafts In
"Well-Informed foreigners in Pretoria,,
says the corrcnondent of the Cape Argus,
now consider the mines? safe. The Trans
vaal oClcao have Issued appeals to tha.
people to protect property, and although
preparations, were made to destroy tha
principal mlrcs. wiser counsels now p
valL State Engineer Kllhck declined to,
resume his duties unless the dynamite was
removed, and the government agreed to
Free Stntern "Want to Quit.
LONDON. May 11. A dispatch to tha
Dally Telegraph from "Welgelegen, dated
"The burghers held a meeting recently
without the consent of President Steyn.
at which the adv'sabillty of submission on
the part of the Free State was discussed
FIGHTING IN PHILIPPINES.
Larjre Rebel Force Attacked Araerw
lean Sconti, but Were Routed.
MANILA, May 11. 9:10 A. M. A force of
500 insurgents attacked 23 scouts of tha
Forty-eighth Regiment near San Jacinto,
Prov.nce of Pangailnan. Monday, but
were routed by the scouts, 10 of their
number being killed. The Americans lost
April 2G. the rebels burned and sacked
the town of Trocan, near Bulucan, mur
der.ng natives who were friendly to tha
Americans and two Spaniards. The Amer
icans killed 37 of the ineurgents.
The came date. Major Andrews, wittt
two companies of troops, attacked Gen
eral Moj.ca's stronghold near Ormuc,
Leyte Inland. Mojica had brass cannon
and plenty of ammunition, but after three
hours of fight'ng the insurgents fled..TheIr
loss Is not known. The Americans- lost
two killed and 11 wounded. They de
stroyed the enemy's rifles, powder and
Tho Insurgents have suffered a heavy
looj at Tabako, Province of Albay, Luzon.
Two hundred riflemen and 800 bolomen
wero preparing to attack the town, and
Captain Lester H. Simons, with a. com-1
pany of the Forty-seventh Volunteer Reg-
iment, advanced to meet them and killed
many. Tho insurgent leader, a native
priest, was wounded and captured after
h's horse had been shot from under him.
Three Americans were wounded.
THE CASE OF NEELY.'
An Effort "Will Be Made to Take Him
Back to Havana.
WASHINGTON. May 10 Attorney
General Griggs, the Secretary of "War and.
tho Postmaster-General had- a conference
today with the President on the case ot
Neely. The President and members of
the Cabinet are very much in earnest :n
this matter, and 't is said not a moment's
time will be lost in bringing Neely to
trial. It is staged an application will be
made to Governor Roosevelt at once for
his extradition, and officials think It will
be granted Immediately. It Is expected
Neery's counsel will stoutly contest his
extradition, but it is said that Attorney
General Griggs will himself conduct tha
case, and confidence is expressed that tha
prisoner will soon find himself in Havana.
It Is sold to be the purpose of the Gov
ernment to probe the alleged lrregulari
tlco In the Cuban postal affairs to the bot
tlm and promptly bring the guilty persons
Corn for Indian Safferers.
NEW YORK. May 10. The steamer
Quito sailed tcday for Bombay with 2GO.00O
bushels of corn for the famine district.
This Is the largest cargo ever carried by
any vessel on a sim'lar occasion. It comes
from the people of all denominations In
every port of the United States. It is ex-pscted-the
voyage will be made In 40 days.
Ancient Order of Hibernians.
BOSTON. May 10. The national con
vention of the Ancient Order of Hiber
nians was reemmed today in Faneull HalL
The session was devoted to the reports ot
committees on military affairs, foreign re
lations, ritual and resolutions, which wera