The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899, May 29, 1896, Image 1

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Th. very hrt erf the Wrrriio.pll
Town 5lle.
He.utttul Location.
Large Doubl. Loll, gallon feet,
rcdlngly Low Prlcas.
I ho Opportunity.
Mtwral Trm. Everybody Suited
Ciiplltil Nock,$IAl,(l(MI
Slmi'va, $ I nch.
PAYAIII V is osr i.nt monthly M lho Dm
four munllii. AI'.Hlut,,v a.l. lnv.,tm.nt.
It.nj.,m. Muifli In a v.iy .bull Urn..
Call an of Add'
471 Bond St., Astoria, Or.
i owe. ... 471 Bond St.. Astoria, Or.
NO. 125
Hit WmkMmm
Of the Fine Lines of Men's and Boy's Cloth
ing Furnishing: Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots and
Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Umbrellas, Blankets,
Quilts, etc., at factory prices for cash, at
one price to all alike.
In Oitice
A New Lot of
Playing Cards
Just Received
Boat Stores... &t Everything
In the Fisherman's Supply Line
...ffiust Be Sold in the Hext Sixty Days.;.
Truiilee for M. C. CROHI1Y
Why wcur liutory-mnJc clouka, couN nnJ cures, when tailor
maJc wrap cost no more, tit this .Inure perfectly, iuiU look
Jaunty and Htyllsh. Jct a wrnp mndc to order once, and you
will weur no other,
Coat to order, with material furnt.hod, Odd 17 W 1100
Cape from (3.00 to $100
We Can Do As
We Advertise.
g. Flilil'M AN, laM ol Ffwawa Holm...
Foundrymen, Blacksmiths. Machinists and Boiler Makers
Manufacturing and Repairing of all Kinds
of Maohln.ry.
Iron and Brass Castings. General Blacksralth.Work
.PECIALTIF.S- Welch P.i.nt Wh..l, Ship
Smithing and St.amruiat Wurk, Cannery and
Mill Mitdilnrry. Marin, and Stationary Boll
'era Bulltto Order.
tir Specially equlppej for Logcers' Work.
Bay Foundry). Phone 78. Correspondence
nt any mini coming out ol
our .tor. and you'll Kt a
portmlt of a man brliniiiliin
oer with pleanant tlioulita.
Huob quality In the liquors
we have to offer are enough to
nleano uny man.
For the One-Price
Clothiers. Hatters and Furnishers
...City Hook Store
R. T. EARLE, tat. o Stockton, C.I.
Located on i8lh and Franklin (Siov.
solicited. v
1. there a man with heart o oold.
That from hla family would withhold
The comfwi. which they nil oould flml
In article, of FURNITURE of th. right
And w would suggest at this aeaion a
nice Sideboard. Extension Table, or let
of Dining Chain. W. have the largest
and flnerit line ever .hown In the city
and at price, that cannot fall to please
the cloae.t buyer..
Condition of the County Records and
the Kicordcr'a Office Is
division or tiiecoim y tax
Kipe.act tb.rijtr Ajaiat the Recorder
Valid Ire V I'lopcrly to lie Co. -aidcrcd
AnsilM flim - Im
pruesicu. An Aatorliin reprraeritatlve calhd on
Judge Gray yesterday afternoon and In
UTvlrtrd him III n-gnrd IV III" slutua 01
tha rouiily record, uml lli nmnrf-r In
wlili'h they have been kept.
''What I. I bo rnusrt of the
made by leader, of the Populist parly
ngalnal tho preaent recorder?"
"I do ivot know of uny rniian ihui can
Ih unsigned for ItK-Rw ntiuk. excepting
that tho gentleman who la the nominee
of the Populist purty muy possibly think
Ihut by making ain'h atuit'mriitii ho cm,
ocurt .'Iri'iiori to oftl. i-. A iiumlr ol
aliitnmtMil. hava Win linU' Hull are mla
ImiIIii ami are not trur. A circular b
U-n Imird by HlU 1!. Kmlth, chairman
of tho I'oi.ull.t party, ln-a.l. 0. by the
! for little Chili". p county tiered the
rnormou. .urn of llli'.!") pr 'fr .id
are liKrrujilii..' Tula circular bu. at'i'ur
ently bw prru,r,-l by ilr. Henry J.
Week, for I be lKnlurr or Mr. Hmlth,
who hu alaaya hud tho rcpuliitlon of
alulliur fuel. n. Ill' y wi re, but who Itu .
Iirr-n Iwlly mlalnl In Ihta mptUT. Tho
tux Of IliH.UtTl la divided up u follow.:
Btal. tax, llT.TM:: .late Khool tax.
lU.ltlfT. achoul illatrti't No. L tlt,Mi.i4;
fourti on dlfTrrcnt dlatrli io' it run the
county hnvo IcvM . nwklnw the
10I1U for n bool. W.UT.iv Tho couuiy lux
la )7um., iho city of Aatorlii. Iva;
road Ux. fT.'J"' U; ThitK- atuicmrnt. .em
throu.hout tho lounty broudcial un? uiU-b-uluiK
atxl I1H1111I.-I to deceive the ui
He. Tho ofrteva of nmlrr urwl county
cli'rk bic within Ihv ,v,ur hud u
Krrut d,-ul of ckirti work contttatltui ol
the rri-onllrta' of autalily d.-rd fur the
railroad, 1'hi tuxpaycni of tho cooniy
alitntl 11 pi tltloit whl.-h wilh prcitriil.o
to tho 1 ouiity court uxklnti that the county
br the w-i' of the fconlltiu of three
duda. Aft, r duo di llbratlon It di
clditl to Hnlt the ntibnl'ly l oninilll. c by
rtH-orrllriM ttu-nc railroad deed, ul the t x
penao of the eount). I'roiHTty 'uw n,
were MrtUru; to ti.-ar up the title, to
pruperty uliti li tlay iloiwil.,1, an,t the , x
vrtiM of thin work Is prut nhl)' charnnl
on the bonk to the county ul .i.'"" or
lat. There ba been, 11 14 n.-reiotore
.tuicd nil exiH'tiHe of procurtni; ui'ideru
IlKlrXra. In the recold. r'. otlKe. blkl It la
now porwihte, with the uw of thcc new
booka, to awt ruin what la ili-Mred In
one minute where It un.1 to take an hour
to look up the tlllea or Hilar informa
tion. We have ulao .retired inrtal caa. a
In tho record, r'. ofllce to hold tho records
of deed, and varloiia iKx'uin. iuii Ith-d for
record, Ineludliui pint, of the county, etc.,
and till, cxiieuse. ban been 11 very mw,
wiry one. Bo far a. the recorUcr' ottlrc
I. concerned, 1 11m w llllnir to defend llio
coisdltlon of It Ui every reaped, and 1
urn quite our the county ioinim-lon -rs
will do llkcwlae.
"In tho olllcu of the county clerk thu
work ha bt-r n doubled by rcaon of the
dellmjuent taxpayer, and the aellllliK tip
by those who have been pa.vinK their
Uuk tuXe. within the pant few yearn, ll
I. hardly in censary for mytelf, a. county
Jiiclk'e to .ay one word to uny tntrlllkciu
man of tho Improvements made In the
ottVc, and the method, of ilolnti hUKlni ...
The inline thlnic cun lie .aid of the aln r
Iff'a otllee. When It 1. nqulred to have
extra help to do the necessary work It
hu. been the policy of the otneera, en
doraed by the county court, to take the
ground that 11 I. no more expensive to
the taxpayer, to employ ten men four
day. than It I. to employ one man forty
liny a, and especially when the work oukIh
to he done quickly In order to comply
with tho litw. of the state and avoid op
portunity, on the part of technical tax
doner, to beirt the county by reason ot
the otllelals not strictly complying with
the law."
When questioned In regard to the re
corder', offloe and the eftlcelncy ot the
pre.nt Incumbent of that office, Lavwyer
John II. Smith said: "I have always
found Mr, Oundcrson to be a most ac
commodating and efficient officer. Ills of
fice I. kept In good shape, and one can
lltul readily what one wants. 1 don't know
much aUiut the details of the olllco or
the expense, of running It as comiuirc
with what has been done In the past or
whut inltiht bu done In tho future. I
have never lni'cKtlgated tho question. 1
know that the olllco Is In good condition
now and 1. In chtrgo of a gentleman."
Mayor Talynr said In response to ques
tions by un Aatorliin rt presi ntutlvo con
cerning the attack, made on the record
er; "Tho office, of tho county recorder ot
Clatsop county Is well and economically
conducted. 1 do not take any stock In
this talk alKiut tho unnecessary expens, s
ho has Incurred. A set of patent In
dexes was started before Mr. Utinderson
came Into olllce. Ho ilnlshcd up tho work
and did It well. Modern Indexes were a
necessity, and tho money expended 1
consider a good Investment by the coun
ty. The cost of a great deal of work
has been charged up against Mr. Oun
dcrson with which ho Is not entitled to
t.o rharK".!. A lurrfi' number of .ui.My
,b ,-,U for lh railroad hnvo l,-ii rer,rl'l
at thr rxpi'niw, of lh county. Wr u,e
rnllnsid rommliUi Went to Itu! eounty
court and auird.d In g' ttlim it lo Pi
curd Uli'lK, deed, at th ritwriar of tho
rounly, A Urge flxuro wiia churgid on
thu Iwok. In order to kr the .immnn
.trnlght, .Ithough the work actually coat
not l xcerl lto. The people of tin
city and county doriali-d thla property to
the, and tlic cotnrnltlne fuul gone
to great eipno in cuiinM llon with the
matter and felt that tho county ought to
record the drrsl. fno of charge to the
donor, of the land. This 11 did.
"It strike, mo Hint the tireiilnr laau.-o
by Mr. Hllas li. Hmlth, rhnlrrnnn of tho
ropullal party, la very much like the
mnrt who ha. fulled In Id. own hushn-K.
arut turn, .round to tell hi. urcrafui
rirl.hlM'r. Iitw to ronduet ihrlr'a.
"Mr. (iundrraon h .lws. proved
hlma.'ir to ! a perfect gentleman In the
oftlee, ready mid willing at nil time, to
fiinil.h the moat trivial Information to
anyone Inquiring nf hlrn. 1 do nol think
that we could find a better man to net ..
county reorder."
ii:atii or a mihkk
Hald to Hair Hurled tbvritl Thouannd
in, liars on III. Itaneh.
Tli funi-ml of Charles Itiingr, who
dbl nt the hospital on Wrdnesiluy from
ron.umptlon. will take il,-r toeiny from
the undertaking parlor, of Wm. Pohl.
The Interment will be In ("l.taop ceme
tery. The county will pay for the burial.
Itiingr lived at leep Itlver. nd wn.
found In an iineon.clou. condition In hi.
cabin acverol day. ago. He wn. brought
lo this illy .ml taken 10 tho hoapliaL
but the last nii-dlra! f.!trfidnnc falleo;
to save the man's life, end he died Writ
nesduy Itunge wn. nlwsy. thought, to
be allghtly demrntnl. and hi. neighbor,
had noticed on aovrml occasion, that he
acted queerly. Some time ago he wa
paid a large aunt by . check on a local
tmnk. Coming to Aalorfa. he went to
the hank and di-mandrd hla money. He
npiiearrd quite aane nt the time. The
ent:irr auggrated to the nian that. If ie
htid no in. for the money, he
would do well by allowing It to remain
In the bank. iu he could g,-t a good rate
of Interest. This Rung flatly refused
to do. nnd iiikmi hlng asked hla renaon.
.aid he could not tll wh-n condition,
would ao change that he would rvrelve
silver In plaee of gold. He appeared to
lo very much Infatuated with the yellow
metal, and said, now that he had gold.
h. would keep It.
The man Is e ild to lwv buried a Urge
ttiru.urtt is? nion- 'oi I ts ri,rh. He wan
ktMiwn to have h. n In tH.-MMHist n of largo
sums .1 various, nnd luui ulwa'. j
lived tike a miser, eutliig only the cheap- i
.t (txl uiid doing w ithout ar.y comforts 1
Whop'rer. It Is sitld ho has alsMlt till.:
btiru-l on his farm.
IiKCiiltATl'O." DAY rniMJHAM.
ilratul Marshal, Samuel Klmore, at
firulln t It.'ol's
Hand, ("rm on lit r strTt, rlnht res ltuj
on Cnninieriiul sm'rt.
Military, under Capt. Wherlty. on i'on -mereial
street, left resting cn ltth street.
T, a. hers and rhil.lren of the I'ul'lic
sehisils. as follows: MeCltir.'s seliool.
form on Uth street. 1, ft, resting on Com
mercial: Shlvrly's, Adilr's and Alder
brook, f irm on Uth street, right resting
on v'.min er, east sl-l,..
Astoria Military Hand, on Commercial
leit resting on Uth street.
Ovlc soib-ites, on Commercial street,
right resting on llih street. In the follow ing
ll)deh'ndellt dnler of l!d Men.
S.a-ld- Lodge. No. 12, A. O. V. V.
V'lniilsh Itrotrurhood.
S. .in liniivl. il. Itelievoh nt Society.
l-,r."t rs, Hlks and olhers.
Woman's Hell, f Corps.
dishing Tost. (5. A. K.
The prnees.ston will lie formed In the
oiiler iilcen atiove
Una of March-North on Uth to Itond:
west on Hond to 7th; south on 7th to
Cotrnienial: east on Commercial to 1 ,t ll ;
ssmth on I'lh to cemetery.
Itltuallstlc exercls,, decorating graves
address t.y th chaplain, nnd return to
lisher's Hall and dismiss. ,
If morning Is wet, would recommend
that children march to hall and hold ser
vices there. Respectfully.
W. C. OA88K1.U
Committee of Arrangements.
The Oregonlun.
llcneral John It. Weaver, of Iowa, the
great apostle of free .liver, who ha. bten
canvassing Oregon In the Interest of the
ropullst party, returned to Portland
yesterday. Ho has been In Wusco, Oil
Hum and Morrow countlca, talking for
the white metal, and advocating the elec
tion of Qulnn for congressman. Every
where ho .poke he was greeted with big
meetings, and, amongst the Populists,
the feeling he describe. I. very strong
In favor of electing a straight-out silver
man to congress. General Weaver My.:
"The Democratla vote I. vanishing In
Eastern Oregon. It Is going to the Pop
ulist.. Judge Northup will poll a very
large vote east of tha mountains, and 1
am very much surprised to see .0 many
leading Republican, active. In support ot
the sound-money candidate. I was told
by a reliable cltlxcn of I'matilia county
that Northup would get 500 votes In the
city of l'endleton, which surprises me.
In Wasco county,, Judge Korlhup
will get a big vote: In fact, he will do ao
all over Kastern Oregon.
Turing my lour, 1 heard no tulk of
Kills, not even In his own county Mor
row. It may be possible that Kills will
get less than 1ik majority, but I really
think that ho will not even carry his
own county. The congressional light I.
really Iwtwectt Northup and Qulnn, and,
naturally, our candidate has the best ot
the light."
Tho monument of the line Sir Menard
Hurtnn Is a great tent hewn out of
niaiiile. under wiileh his Kidy rests In a
steel casket. Uidy lttuion's casket lit
beslile It, atid one other Is yet to be put
under the tint that of the erratic
couple's most talthful "servant und
friend,' as Lndy Hurton culled her.
The best chemlcnl compound for wash
ing powder is "Soap Foam,'' as It will
not "yellow the clothes," nor burn the
hands. If. the finest thing In the world
tor the bath. One trial will convince
Wholesale Wrcekaije of Property and
Life on liotb Sides of the
Tke Dati.qe tstimtcd i. the .lillio.s.
lath ul Which the Cum
pa.ici VIII Xiiiiji to r.v
cjpe r.viaij.
HL Louis, May Si.-W lvn darknes. tem
porarily Interrupted the nesrin for the
storm's victim, tonight, 3IS people were
known to In- dead un both eld-, of the
river, and although the com. lite death
list will never la- known. It is brllevea
It will approximate fi in tie? two cities.
The numlsr of Injur,.! U larger and.
many of the maimed cannot survive. The.
proi-rty loss will rea. h wrl into the
million., but the Insurance people, lire
men and police alike, refu to baxard
a gueaa at accurate llgur-a 1 no unoer
Uilnty regarding the lose of life and prop
erty I. due mainly to the wide extent ot
the bavoo by the alorru. Miles of wreck
ed building., a. yet unexplored, and moro
numerous collapsed factories, toward, the
Investigation of which little progress Is
made, may hide almost any number ot
bodies, as the police have been unaljlu
to secure anything like an accurate list
of the missing.
In the factory district, many ot the em
ploye, on duty at the time the .torra
broke were without relative. In the city,
and their disappearance would .carccly
be noted, even' though they be burled
In the rulna. It I. believed by the police
that owing to the suddenness with which
the crah came many iranij.a and home
less one. sought shelter among building,
which were levelled and nothing will be
known of their death until, perhaps
week, hence, their bodies are found.
The Hot of the known dead in UL Loul.
I. 1ISI and In East St. Loul. 11& The clly
is In darknes. tonight, ibo repairs on the
electric liabt wlr. hating scarcely lxtn
begun and but few of the trolley line,
are running. All over the atricke-n dis
trict the debris choked streets ure crowd
ed with .tght-soers, und through the dim
gas lighted aisle, of the city morgue at
l.ih sirecl a constant stream of people
is urged forward by line, of police.
St. Louis, M..y IS. Colonel Weliuore,
manager of the Ligegtt & Myers Tobacco
plant, which was wrecked, istlmale. the
eiiliro proicriy damage at li.we.w
which will be, he says, ulmoet a to.aj
loss, owing to the luck of cyclone insur
ance. Other estimate, range trom 15,wj,
u to Ll'.u".1. (.'. but tle majority of tie in
are cloe to that made by Colonel V et
niore. t
St. Louis, May 2S. The storm Va. most
peculiar. The wind seemed to take the
form of a tornado rather than that of a
cyclonu and tho wrecked buildings show
none of the twisted Irons and girder,
which usually murk the track of a rotary
wind storm. The tirst heavy damage
was In tho vicinity of Tower Orove and
LaFayette Fark. where hundreds or
handsome residences were wrecked and
many people injured.
St Louis, May Si. A river man esti
mates that tl.SKi.tiO would not repair and
replace the boats alone that figured In
yesterday's disastrous storm.
The Loul. Lodge broks It. hawser, dur
ing the tornado. Four of the crew plung
ed overboard and were seen to drown.
Others were rescued. The crew and pas
senger, of the ferry-boat Christie hud a
remarkable experience. When the' storm
broke the boat was torn from It. moor
ing, at the foot of Spruce street and
blown down stream with fearful velocity.
The passengers were erased with fear
and sixteen two-horse teams stampeded
on the lower deck. The water rushed
over the boat, filling the hull, but by
a miracle It floated and was driven be
fore the storm down stream. The river
was like sf raging sea, and the crew was
unable to launch any of the boats. The
passengers crouched In the cabin, expect
ing every moment to go down. The boat
drifted aa far as Jefferson Barracks,
where she sunk In .hallow water. The
teams on the lower deck were drowned,
but the passenger, were saved.
St. Louis, May as. Nothing whatever
remains of Broadway from the river to
the viaduct and on the east side for a
width of probably 600 yards there Is ab
solutely no semblance of a house, freight
shed or cars left standing. The Big
Four, Vundiillu, and L. and N. freight
sheils are raxed to the ground, not so
much as a stick remaining In un upright
position. At the Vandalla depot the loss
of life and thu number Injured Is very
8t. Louis, May Kl. Business was prac
tically at a standstill today. Street cars
were running In some directions, but In
the vicinity of the wrecked district trol
ley, telephone and telegraph wires were
badly tangled and practically useless for
a great irt of the day. In some streets
the telegraph tKiles were all broken on
close, to the ground, making passing al
most Impossible owing lo tho twisted
Through South St. Louis damage was
done between Russell avenue on the
south, and Choteaut avenue to Tapln
street on the north. Within that territo
ry, from the city limits to the river, the
wreck Is beyond estimate and the loss
of lift cunnof lie estimated.
Ths most wholesale, alaughter wo ut
Kleveiith and Rutgrr streets, where thir
teen person, were crushed to death In
the Mor-khelm rr saloon and boarding j
house. Many others are known to be (
buried m adjacent boui on Rutger ! T(,e National Convention Rejected a
street The ruin wa. so compM. that j f j.., fc d 1
th police an4 volunteers did not know
where to begin the work of clearing
away the ilebrl..
St. Louis, May 2S- A public meeting
wa. held In Grand Hall of the Mrrchant.
Kxcluxnge a noon today, and tUtXW wa.
raised in less than an hour for sufferers
by Wemeaday night's storm.
St. Loul., May The work of hand
ling the unidentified bodies was quickly
reduced lo a system by Coroner Wolte.
The dead were placed In row. behind
creens. The crowd, of people searching
for loat frl-nda and the morbidly cuiiou.
which thronged about the morgue glided
pant the den, I -room at a rapid pace. The
bodies were Identified rapidly and a. fa.t
aa Identified were removed, and their
place, were taken by constantly arriving
The cene among the bodle were
pitiful, a corp. of hospital nurses being
constantly employed caring for fainting
women and terrified, shrieking children.
Chicago. May S.-All of the line, be
tween here and St. Loul. claimed, during
the afternoon that their servlc waa hi
fair condition, but up to a late hour In
the afternoon not a train had entered the
city from St. Louis. In one of the offices
of the Chlcago-St. Louis roads It waa
aald th-it absolutely nothing waa known
of the trains due from either of the Mis
sissippi river towns.
Vandalia, 111.. May a. The cyclone last
night swept over Jrvtngton and Rich
view south of here, destroying every
thing In lis path and killing outright
thirteen persona.
Mount Vernon. III., May . Mrs. Mar
garet Carroll, Robert Foster and three
children and their aunt are reported
killed, neair Jefferson City, this county,
by the cyclone lust night Many were
Injured all over the county.
Washington, May 3. A resolution for
the relief of the St. Loul. sufferers was
passed by tioth houses ami reached the
president about i o'clock and was signed
by him ten minutes later.
Washington. May S. The St. Louis
horror was the theme of a touching and
eloquent prayer by the Rev. Dr. Mllburn.
the blind chaplain of the senate, nt the
opening of the session today.
Havoc In the Capital City by a Regular
Western Cyclone.
Washington. May 2S. For the third
time In ten days Washington has expe
rienced a cyclone, and for twenty min
utes this afternoon wind swept the city
and rain beat down with a violence sug
gestive of the St. Louis horror. With
newspaper stories of yesterday's tornado
fresh In their minds, the sudden sweep ot
the storm caused much suffering to ner
vous folks.
The wind came from the southwest at
the beginning, about half-past S, and rap
Idly Increasing In velocity, swung around
to northwest and north, and tore along,
sweeping away roofs from a number ot
buildings. Including the Lutheran Memo
rial church, uprooting scores of trees
all over the city and doing other Injury.
Much damage waa done to the splendid
foliage of the executive mansion grounds
and two of the finest of the large old
trees were torn up by the roots, making
four lost In a week by storms. The wind
acted like a genuine western cyclone In
the White House grounds, cutting trees
and great limbs In a clean but narrow
path across the rear lawn.
At the capitol the storm caused a tem
porary suspension ot business. The tem
perature fell thirty-one degrees In fif
teen minutes. The force of the wind for
the first five minutes averaged sixty
miles an hour, gradually Increasing to
seventy-one miles for the last five min
Victoria. May 28. The work of rescue
at the scene of the bridge disaster was
completed this afternoon, when the Inst
of the bodies was recovered by the div
ers. The death roll includes fifty-five
names and it Is feared that two or three
strangers may yet be missing. Evidence
is accumulating showing grave negligence
on the part of the city authorities, they
having been warned the day before the
accident that the bridge would not hold.
This afternoon was given up to the funer
als of the victims. Twenty burials are
arranged for tomorrow.
McMlnnvllle, Or.. May 2S.-The Oregon
State Grange elected the following offi
cers today:
W. M. Hillary, of Marlon, master: R.
G. Leedy. overseer: J. Coslo, lecturer;
Frank Wilson, assistant steward: J. W.
Messenger, chaplain: J. B. Stump, treas
urer; J. H. Scott, secretary: J. R. Booth,
gatekeeper: Mrs. M. C. Council, po
mona: Mrs. French, flora: Mrs. Clark
ceres: Mrs. Waldron, lady assistant steward.
Highest of all iu Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
'J - --e. "3
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I Pittsburg, May 28. The Prohibition mv
, tlonal convention today nominated the
j following ticket: President Joshua II.
: Levering, of Maryland; vice- president.
Hals Johnson, of Illinois,
The .liver plank wo. rejected and the
candidate, were placed upon tha thinnest
kind of a narrow guoge platform, env
i bodying merely the principle of prohitl
i tlon and even omitting the woman suf
j frage plank, which ha been the featur
i of It. platform, for year. pat Ex-Gov-
ernor John P. St John, seconded by near
j ly all the Western delegates, made a gnJ
j butt fight for the free coinage of silver,
j and Helen M. Gougbar, of Indiana, and
Mrs. Poole, of New York, struggled In
vain for woman suffrage; but tne narrow '
guage people' controlled the convention
i and took everything.
1 When nomination, for president were
j reached, the name of Charles Bentley,
j of Nebraska, a broad guage candidate.
was not presented, hi. boom having been
' burs ted by the overwhelming defeat ot
the silver force, at the afternoon session.
, At a late hour a number ot broad guage
delegates left the hall with the avowed
; Intention of organizing a new party,
j The entire afternoon session was given
to the discussion of the money plank,
i The argument was spirited, but by a rule
J of the convention the speaker, were lim
i Ited to ten minute, each. It developed
j that the fight was not so much one at
' gold vs. silver as it was of the narrow
guage faction against the free silver ad
j vocaie.. Ex-Governor St John spoke for
the plank, remarking he would vote for
; free .liver, not only because he cotwlder
: ed it right but because his constituent.
Instructed htm to, and the debate con
tinued until nearly ( o'clock whrn a vote
was finally reached, which resulted SSj
for and I2T against the plank. The vic
tory of the narrow guage faction and tho
defeat of the free silver men was greeted
with wild applause.
The broad guage element left the coa-
i..ntlM f,tt lute ttintirhi nnd nre:inlzetf
a rump convention In another halL Kiev-,
en state chairmen were among tne boilers
and twenty-four states are represented.
They are now engaged In the formation
of a new party and the adoption of s
platform and the nomination of candi
dates for president and vice-president
Moore, of Nebraska, 1. prciding. Among
the prominent bolters are Helen M. Gou
gar, ex-Governor St John, R. S. Thomu
Bon and L. B. Logan. A motion to nam
the new party the National party waa
San Francisco, May 28. A novel peti
tion was presented to the probate court
today by Jane L. Stanford, widow ot
Senator Stanford. Ever since the death
of her husband Mrs. Stanford has, under
order of the court been drawing a fam
ily allowance of $10,000 per month. At
her request Judge Coffey today reduced
this ullowance to J2.500 a month, pending
further order of the court Mrs. Stan
ford considered the reduction of her al
lowance necessary because of the present
condition of the estate.
Washington. May 28. The president to
day sent the following nominations to tha
senate: Lieutenant-Colonel R. C. Corbtn,
assistant adjutant genert.1, to be colonel
and assistant adjutant general: Major
Arthur McArthur. assistant adjutant gen
eral, to be lieutenant-colonel and assist
ant adjutant general; First Lieutenant
Jos. E. Kahne. corp. of engineers, to be
captain: Second Lieutenant Jay J. Mor
row, corps of engineers, to be first lieu
Boston, Pittsburg. 8: Boston, S.
Philadelphia, May 2S. Philadelphia, 10;
Chicago, 8.
Tacoma, May Si-Portland. 16; Taco-
"seattle. May 28. Victoria, 12; Seattle, JU
Other games postponed on account ot
Cleveland, May 28. At the Methodist
conference today It was decided to pay
the bishops tiM per year and traveling
exiienses. The Rev. Dr. A. N. Fisher was
chosen as editor ot the Facitlo Christian
Liverpool. May . Wheat-Spot, easy;
demand, poor; No. I red winter, Gs iKd;
No. 1 hurd Manitoba, 5s 2'!; No. 1 Cali
fornia, is 3d.
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