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PLATTSMOUTH, NEB.. JUNE 2H, 1SMKI.
VOL. IX, NO. 6(5.
lVkill 1,4-KUtioiHM.S SUM III (ho
Hands of Mm- Chinese.
ADMIRAL HAD A VERY TOUGH TIMlI
Fifteeu Days of Continuous Fighting
Was One Feature.
Alt Sin Had Keen Surrounded uixl on
eiy Short Kitl ion When tlie
lleliet ing Column Arritcd
ut 1 it'll-'l Kill.
Shanghai, J uiicr 2..- It is asserted
here that l.fe. the viien.v of Nankin,
has n-.iiMl Insti ml ions from Peking
to Inform Uu; fori-iu ioiimiIs here iui
uiili;ill lli;it I In- lunations ut Peking
"have been arranging p aee terms."
London. June 2'J.- Ait imperial de
cree published in Shanghai yesterday
says a correspondent of Tin- laily Kx-)ii'i-ss,
itsserls lliat tin- i i) 1 1 - ii :i 1 p:ilu-c
in Peking was burned on June li anil
that tin- uttaek on the palate was
made by re vol I ing Chinese troops.
London, .hum 2'.. Tin? casualties of
the internal ioii.'il force :il tacking Tieit
Tsin were: Aiuericnns Killed,
wounded, 2. British Killed, 2;
wounded, 1. Germans Killed,
Wounded, 27. Kussians Killed, 1;
Wounded. H7. The guulire of tin'
Auiel'icans and l'.litisli is descrihed US
"beautiful." After tlie relieving force
pushed on to relieve Admiral Seymour
Chinese regulars under General Nieh,
huys a dispatch from Shanghai, again
uttaclved Tien-Tsin liercely and boni
1. allied tilt" foreign settlement with a
I'oiiikI Scj niolir Surrounded,
Colonel Hot-ward, ltrilisli, coininand
ed the column that relieved Admiral
Seymour. American marines par
ticipated in the ncliievemeiit. The ad
miral was found ent reiiclied and sur
rounded by immense masses of Chi
nese, who were driven off by the re
lieving column after a brisk t i j 1 1 1 . His
men had made a brilliant resistance,
never failing in courage for lifteeii
days of continuous lighting. 1 Miring
tn days the men were on tiuarler ra
tions. They started with provisions
for ten days, and they could have held
out a d-iy or two longer.
CaiiKht Between Tun ( hint-se Armies.
The column was a few miles beyond
Ixfu. Heeuiing it hopeless to attempt
to break through tlie hordes Admiral
Seymour essayed a night retreat to
ward Tien-Tsin. but he came into col
lision with a strong force of Chinese
arriving from the northwest ami could
neither advance nor retreat. There
was nothing to do but to entrench and
to stand siege, lie vainly attempted
he liogi a pi dc communication.
Fat r IMIuUters Still in Itoiiht.
Seymour's men caught several Chi
liese who said the legations hail been
burned and the ministers killed. Oth
ers said that the ministers had been
imprisoned. The Chinese displayed
fanatical courage in the attack. Four
.thousand Russians left Tien-Tsin four
lays after Admiral Seymour, but they
.n'ver got in touch with him. Kail way
communication from Taku toTien-Tsin
nas leen restored, and the force is ad
vancing toward I 'eking. Fighting was
in progress Wednesday in tlie vicinity
of Tse Chulin. Large preparations are
being made to support and reinforce
the l'eklng relieving column. Twenty
thousand troops of all arms, largely
Japanese, have now been landed.
WASIIINUrON OFFICIALS Tltdl Itl.lll)
Over the I'm-ertainlty of the Fate, of tlie
Legations -Wu'a Telegram.
Washington. June 2!. Administra
tion otiicials are quite concerned over
advices to the effect that tlie members
of the foreign legations at Peking are
out at Tieu-Tsiu with Admiral Sey
aour's column. The dispatches of the
ust two days indicating that hey were
he admiral a few miles from Tien
sin had allayed in a measure the teu
jti existing here as to their safety,
.esterday's developments in Chinese
ffairs were meager. Two messages
were received one from Keuipff and
the other from Li Hung Chang w Inch
could out be accepted as settling the
important question as to the fate of
the foreign ministers at Peking and
their families and attaches.
Kempff's telegram was dated Che
foo. June 2S. and said: "About li'.ooo
foreign troops now ashore. Soldiers
ordered should report at Taku instead
of Chefoo. Subst ituteed Nashville for
oVrktown at Chefoo. Vorktown used
as dispatch boat, being more suitable."
There was little enough information
about the legations in that, surely.
Minister Wu's was more definite, but
seems to have been a lie out of whole
cloth, in spit of the fact that it was
signed "Li Hung Chang." It was tinted
Canton, June t-'S, and read: "The lega
tion ministers, having left l'eklng. are
now twelve miles from Tien-Tsin with
Admiral Seymour." Wu said he re
ceived this through the Chinese min
ister at London. Minister Wu could not
explain away the points of variance be
tween the viceroy's jsthatements and
the cable messages received from oth
er sources. However, he pinned his
faith on the accuracy of the message,
an dpointed out that it agreed closely
with Admiral Kempff's message of
Wednesday stating that the ministers
were reported to be with Seymour.
Itruoe Reports Ills Luna.
London. June Admiral I'.ruce. In
command of the Hritish forces at Taku,
reports to the Uriiish admiralty tlie fol
lowing casualties: "At Taku. June 24,
one seaman wounded: At Tien-Tsin
up to the forenoon of June L:'., four
seamen killed and Lieutenants Stir
ling, Powell and Wright. Commander
lieatty and forty-four midshipmen and
Money Not Available.
Columbus. O., June 11. The Ohio
supreme court handed down a decis
ion adverse to the Toledo centennial
project. The court holds that the
s.-O0 00 which the centennial board
seeks is not available. The decision
will probably kill the centennial niove-
Guttering of Frenrh-Canadiam.
Marquette. Mich., June 27. Nearly
SOOO French-Canadians from all parts
of upper Michigan were here Monday
to help the Marquette Society of St.
John the Baptist to celebrate the
twenty-tifth anniversary of, 1U found-ui.
Uutet Feature Is on l.l.'i trl ill I'uceanl
WI.Uli I Also No. I.
Milwaukee, June L"). The greatest
feature of the carnival was the elec
trical pageant last niiilit. It is said
to be the third of its kind, and as eu h
additional effort is usually an improve
ment on the other it is K;l t'e to sa v
that the pageant was without excep
tillon the most beautiful of its kind
ever seen. The pageant was made up
of twenty lloats Wlileh Were erected
on llat cars and proH-llcd by elect ri. it y
over the lilies of the street railway
company. The Hunts were illuminated
with the aid of ;,IMM ilieadescclit lights
and presented n picture that words
fail properly to describe.
The first tioat was a representation
of the new battleship Wisconsin, the
design being minutely carried out on
a small scale. A music chariot came
next, which was followed by Kex,
king of the carinval, sitting on his
gorgeous throne attended by his re
I tinue. The balance of the Hoar) were
'made up mostly of mythological sub-
jects. The pageant ended with Prince
Carnival and his court of merrymakers
I with a gust of true carnival fun after
the manner of the ancients.
I MISS CREEK CLINCHES MA1T5KS
! With Others She Files tin Alll.lmU l inv-
1 tc Her luiiii to Heroism.
Haiti old City, I ml.. June L".. Miss
Jennie Creek, together with her fosu-r
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Persoii-
j licit, have tiled atlidavits befote a
I notary in tint- city that Jennie tlagged
, the Wot Id's fair special at the burning
culvert Pear Mill Clove, in isti:., for
1 which she was awarded a medal and a
I diplmn i by the French Legion of
Several weeks ago she enter.' 1 inlo
a contract with Marion parth-s to pub
lish a souvenir booklet, but afterward
withdrew because of the no! U"i t it
might occasion, and her would-be
publisl ers then charged her with sail
ing under false colors, ami that it Mas
her foster father to whom the honor
belonged. Miss Creek will repl vy her
badge and diploma, now in the posses
sion of the Marion people.
DAN HURLEY'S BAD LUCK.
Hail He Net Deserted He Could Now C laim
Independence. Kan., June li'.l. Dan
j Hurley, of this city, who is connected
with the Independence l!;is company,
has received word that he has been
left a large fortune in his native' coun
try, Ireland, by tlie death of a rich un
cle. The fortune would make him a
millionaire, but he will not be able to
realize a dollar of it.
About fifteen years ago, in company
with twelve others, he descried from
her majesty's navy. which was thou off
the coast of South Africa. In order
that Hurley may get his fortune it is
necessary that he go to Ireland him
self, but rather than suffer the conse
quences of his desertion he will allow
the wealth to remain in the l'merald.
AND THE EOERS GOT AWAY.
As I'sual When the Itritlsh Fix Things l'p
to Khi; Them.
London. June :.".. The Pretoria, cor
respondent of The Daily Telegraph in
a dispatch, dated yesterday, says:
"Sim e Sunday Ceneral French on the
left. General Ian Hamilton on the
right and the Eleventh division in the
center, have been endeavoring to sur
round the enemy's position in the hills
fifteen miles east." There was lighting
for three days, but Tuesday night the
enemy decamped, going eastward. '1 he
total casualties were under l."o."
One .lob Chicago Loses,
Washington. June -'.). The post
master general has canceled the award
to the Western Envelope company, of
Chicago, of tlie contract for furnishing
dead-letter and otticial envelopes dur
ing the next liscal year. The com
pany named found it impossible to ful
11 1 1 the terms of the contract owing,
it is understood among other causes
to labor troubles.
Michigan I'olitieian Marries.
Grand Ledge, Mich.. June 2.). State
Senator James W. llelme. of Adrian,
who is prominently mentioned as a
candidate for the Democratic nomina
tion for governor, married at noon
Wednesday Mrs. Itose Edson Nichols,
of Chicago. The wedding is quite a
surprise to many of the senator's
friends, as lie has been regarded as a
Scores of the Hall Clubs.
Chicago. June 21. League base ball
scores yesterday were as follows: At
Pittsburg Philadelphia 0, Pittsburg
at Cincinnati ISoston 7, Cincin
American League: At Puffalo In
dianapolis r. l'.uffalo 3: at Cleveland
Detroit 10. Cleveland 3: at Milwaukee
Kansas City S, Milwaukee 3.
He Will Nominate Tonne.
St. Paul. June LI). A Duluth spe
cial to The Dispatch says: L. A. Pos
ing, chairman of the Democratic state
central committee, and delegate-ar-large
to the convention at Kansas City,
will make the speech placing the name
of Charles A. Towne before the con
vention as a candidate for vice presi
dent. ytnatliy ror tne ffoers.
Grand llapids, Mich., June '-.h The
Christian Reformed church synod of
America adopted resolutions of sym
pathy for the liners in their conflict
with Great liritpin and present situa
tion. A c opy will be sent to President
lloer Allies Sot Raising Potatoes.
London. June 21. The Lourenzo
Marques correspondent of The Times
says: "The Irish. Hollander and Ital
ian corps in the P.oer army are getting
uncontrollable. They are looting
stores and farm houses."
Yet Couldn't Live Without Her.
St. Charles, Mich., June 20. Philip
Fanschaw committed suicide by tak
ing poison. He had separated from
Louis Pollock was shot in the right
hip and badly injured by burglars,
whom he surprised trying to gain en
trance to his room at Chicago.
Ex-Governor Taylor, of Kentucky,
and his wife have reached Indianapo
lis. Yale has made Secretary Root an
honorary LL. D.. and President Eaton,
of Iieloit college, a D. D.
Instructions for David Ii. Hill for
vice president were moved in the Ar
kansas Democratic convention and
The Republicans of Maine have in
dorsed the national administration ami
nominated Dr. John F. Hill for gov
KANSAS CITY IS AWAKE
Proposes to I'rovu llr Ability
to Handle n Larger Crowd.
SOME ANTE-CONVENTION GOSSIP.
M icliiaii ICcpiililieuiiH Nominate lilid
lot- Ciotcrnor Prohibit ionistat
MuLe Wool ley the SUuiil
Kansas City. Mo., June 21). Con
vention signs are apparent, but not
very plentiful. No one in Kansas
City talks about anything but the
ci'iniirf Democratic national conven
tion, and it is evident that the gather
ing is to be the event In the? history
of she city. They are getting ready
for the crowds, too, and intend to
lake care of all who may come, not
withstanding the doubts that have ex
isted concerning the ability of the city
to handle a great national gathering,
liver at the convention hall every ef
fort is being made to complete the?
building by next Wednesday morning,
and the men in charge renew their
promises that the convention will not
be delayed a minute by reason of in
Contest Over tlie I'latronii Mooted.
As to political news relating to the
convention there is more coming into
Kansas City than is being found or
manufactured here. There is the faint
est intimation that there may be a
contest over the platform. It is known
that I'.ryan not only wants the Chicago
platform reatlirmed but desires the ll-to-1
declaration reiterated as strongly
as it was in the XebrasKa state plat
form. There are other Democrats who
think a strong rea tlirmation of tlie
Chicasro platform in a few words and
then to pass on to "imiierialisui." trusts
and other new features will lie suffi
cient. The latter course is advised as
one tending to satisfy eastern de
mands. S:- illation Over the Second I'lace.
Speeiilat ion is rife altout the man
who is to be the vice presidential can
didate with I'.ryan and here New York
occupies tlie center of the stage,
tjnite a number of names have been
suggested from that state besides Sul
zer. No one here pretends to explain
the talk about ex-Senator Hill, and
western Democrats say that his an
nounced intention of coming to Kansas
City for the purpose of trying to se
cure a inoditieat ion of tlie platform
is sitMicieiit to lake him out of the vice
presidential race. Other candidates
mentioned include Shively of Indiana,
and there is some little talk about
Charles A. Towne. There is no doubt
about the earnestness of Towne and
his friends. He has heatbiuartcrs en
gaged and I he Silver Republicans will
hold a convention simultaneously with
the Democratic gathering.
NOMINATKII ItY I'HOII I UITIONISTS.
Woo I ley mill JUetcalf the Ticket for I'resi
ilent tniii Vice l'rekiilent.
Chicago. June 2!. Yesterday the
Prohibition national convention de
voted to nominating men for president
and vice president. Three men were
named for president John G. Wool ley
and Hale Johnson, of Illinois, and Dr.
S. C. Swallow, of Pennsylvania. John
son withdrew, and the ballot was
taken w ith only two candidates. When
the result was announced Woolley,
UNO; Swallow. 32 a perfect tempest
of cheering ensued, and the nomina
tion amid renewed cheers was made
A. A. Stevens, of Pennsylvania, then
secured the lloor. "It would make the
ticket the strongest we ever had." he
shouted, "to nominate S. C. Swallow
for ice president." This started tlie
convention again. Hats, canes, um
brellas, fans, pampas plumes every
thing but the chairs tilled the air,
while I he delegates, already hoarse
from shouting, lost their voices in a
long continued roar of "Woolley.
Swallow!" "Woolley. Swallow!" Some
body started "America." and the dele
gates and spectators .joined with thun
derous accord .in the words.
Meanwhile the Pennsylvania delega
tion retired to consider whether or not
to accept second place on the ticket
for Swallow. After a brief conference
the .chairman of the delegation an
nounced tli.il Dr. Swallow would not
accept the nomination. Henrv R.
Metcalf. of Rhode Island: Dr. E. L.
Eaton. f Des Moines. Ia.: Thomas R.
Caskardon. of West Virginia, and Jas.
A. Tate, of Tennesse, were placed in
nomination. Tate, however, withdrew
his name. The roll was called and
resulted in an overwhelming vote in
favor of Metcalf.
The platform adopted is very long
in view of the fact that it has but one
plank prohibtion of the manufacture
or sale as a beverage of intoxicating
drinks, which prohibtion is declared to
b emarei" the cure for all the ills of
mankind of whatsoever character, than
any other reform. The platform oeu
sures the president of the I'nited
States and his administration. The ac
tionofthe party in power in permitting
the maintenance of th canny canteen
is pronounced "treasonable nulitica
tion" of the rights of the Christian peo
ple. It severely criticises the president
for serving wine in the White House,
and charges him with injuring the
cause of temperance and prohibition
more than any president that ever
filled the office. It proclaims both par
ti es to be in the control of the rum
A separate resolution was adopted In
favor of woman suffrage.
MICIIIOA.V KKl'mJifAXS FINISH.
IlliMS Nominated for Governor After Tak
ing Nineteen HallotM.
(J rand Rapids. Mich., June 20. For
governor. Colonel Aaron T. P.liss. of
Saginaw: lieutenant governoi;, O. W.
Robinson, of Houghton: secretary of
state, Fred M. Warner, of Farming
ton: state treasurer. Ihiniel McCoy, of
Grand Rapids: auditor general, Terry
F. Powers, of Cadillac; attorney gen
eral. II. M. Oren, of Saulte Ste. Marie;
state laud commissioner. Edward Wild
ley, of Paw Paw; suierintendent of
public instruction, Deloa Full, of Al
bion; member af state board of educa
tion. James II. Thompson, of Osceola,
The Republican state convention
wound up its work at dusk last even
ing, after almost continuous sessions
since lo a. m., by placing the above
ticket in nomination. When the gavel
fell upon the closing scene, not over
one-fourth of the delegates remained
in their seats, while the nominations
were being made the platform was
read and adopted. The contest over
the governorship was u hot one. There
had been ten ballots taken before ad
journment Wednesday night, and
when the convention opened yesterday
the balloting was resumed.
'Seven more ballots' were taken be
fore the noon recess and when the re
sults had been recorded, one man ac
knowledged that he was beaten. He
was Dexter M. Ferry, of Detroit. The
first ballot yesterday stood: Ferry, 2S3;
Hliss. 271); Stearns, 2t2; Osborne, 3";
O'Donnell, 2S, and Campbell. 13. The
succeeding ones showed steady losses
for Ferry and equally steady gains for
Itliss, the seventeenth count being Fer
ry. 24!; Rllss 2!; Stearns, 191; O'Don
nell, 03; Osborne, 26; Campibell, 13.
SUIT "0FAN EX-CONVICT.
He Wants Wages for Hit Labor While Il
legally lo Prison.
Jackson. Mich., June 20. A case
of unusual interest was tried In the
circuit court here. Frank J. Thompson
was sent to the state prison from
Newaygo county, on a sentence of
three years and six months for receiv
ing ?l of stolen money. After serv
ing two years and a half he Instituted
habeas corpus proceedings In the cir
cuit court last Octolier and was re
leased, the limit of punishment for the
offense allowed by statute being nine
ty days in jail.
While In the prison Thompson was
employed in the Itronk-Itufflngton shirt
factory, being one of the 3X) convicts
employed by them under contract
with the state. He brought suit against
tlie Rronk-lJuliington hlrt company
for wages earned while so employed.
The case was tried Tuesday, W. D.
Fuller, of Grand Rapids, appearing
for Thompson, and Wilson & Cobb, of
this city, for the shirt company.
Judge Peck has taken the case under
Political Fight Which Has Found Its Way
Springfield, Ills., June 20. The hear
ing of the Tauner-Cullom contest in
Sangamon county began Wednesday
before the county contest board, which
is composed of County Judge G. W.
Murray, State's Attorney K. S. Smith,
and County Clerk Henry Opel. A num
ber of affidavits were presented by the
Cullomites. twenty-four of them alleg
ing that the Tanner people voted cer
tain Demorcats in tlie Republican pri
maries. The Tanner people presented ninety
five counter atlidavits with which they
hope to prove that the alleged Deuio-
! crats enumerated as having voted in
the primaries had a right to vote. Ihe
arguments began yesterday. Major
James A. Connolly represents the Cul
lom interests, while the Tanner side is
represented by the law firm of Patton,
Hamilton & Patton and Conkling &
Their Fate Is in Doubt.
Sioux City, la., June 20. Grave
Fears are entertained by the family of
Chrys Molier, manager for the Brice
railway interests in China and for
the syndicate which purposed to build
a street railway in Tien-Tsin this
year, the first in China, that he has
been killed. No word has been re
ceived from him for an alarming
length of time, and hopes that he had
left the city to avoid danger have
been shattered. The family, consist
ing of his wife and six small children,
are now in this city.
Horse Had Hydrophobia.
Sycamore. Ills., June 29. In January
Sycamore had a mad dog which bit a
horse of W. F. Sell. Tuesday the horse
was taken strangely ill, quivering in
every muscle, gnashing its teeth and
tearing around. Tuesday night it
spent the entire night with hideous
screams which sounded at times like
the cries of a human being, tors its
stall to pieces and partly demolished
the barn in which it was kept. Wednes
day the animal was lassoed and shot.
Bloomington Man la China.
Bloomington. Ind., June29. Friends
of Professor Norman McGee in this
city are anxious over the reports from
Tien-Tsin. Professor McGee was ap
pointed to the chair of civil engineer
ing in the Imperial university at Tien
Tsin about six months ago and it is
feared that he has been killed. Pro
fessor McGee was born In Blooming
ton about 2! years ago and is the son
of Dr. and Mrs. B. A McGee, who now
reside at Denver.
Rains Play Havoc with Crops.
Areola, Ills., June 29. The recent
heavy rains have played sad havoc
with the growing crop. John Jones, a
prominent farmer and an authority on
such matters, says that corn, especial
ly in the lowlands, as well as broom
corn, has suffered a depreciation of at
least .r0 per cent. Both of these crops
on higher ground have probably sus
tained a lo- of SO per cent. The oats
crop is practically gone in this section.
Republicans of Minnesota.
St. Paul, June 29.--The Republican
state convention yesterday afternoon
adopted a resolution indorsing Sena
tor Knute Nelson for re-election, nom
inated Captain S. R. Vansant for gov
ernor, and renominated Lieutenant
Governor L. A. Smith, both by ac
clamation. Thl Boy Will Miss the Fourth.
Kaukauna. Wis., June 29. John
Hoffman was caught and convicted of
breaking into the store of John Sur
gess and purloining fireworks. The
boy is but 14 years of age and is said
by his parents to be incorrigible. He
has i.een committed to the state re
Blow Resulted Fatally.
Terre Haute. Ind., June 29. George
Crothers. traveling salesman fo" the
Pittsburg Oil Well Supplies company,
was struck on the head by George
Cox last Sunday during an altercation,
and died Tuesday as a result of the as
sault. Cox Las made his escape.
No Cannon Crackers on the Fourth.
West Bay City. Mich., June 29.
The common council will prohibit the
use of cannon firecrackers on July 4.
Comlitfon of tho Injured People.
Fond du Lac, Wis.. June 29. The
condition of the patients injured in
Sunday's railroad wreck continues fa
vorable. Robert Wells rested most
comfortably Wednesday night and Is
out of danger. Reports from Green
Bay are to the effect that all the pa
tients there are doing nicely.
Death or Gottlieb Eeker.
Indianapolis. Ind., June 29. Gott
lieb Eeker, for many years president
of the Indianapolis Maenerchor.
known to German singers throughout
America. Is dead, aged 50 years.
SULZEK BOOM GROWING
, Most Notable. Thing; That Has
Arrived In Kansas City.
OEOKER EN EOUTE TO TIIE MEET.
Illinois DenuK-ruts Complete Their
Ticket and Adopt a Platform
Michigan llepuhllcain (Jo
Kansas City, June 2. Representa
tive Sulzer, who is being boomed for
vice nresldent on tlie Democratic tlck-
j et, and Richard Croker and ex-Senator
E. (5. Murphy, of New York, will have
a conference at Lincoln. Neb., with
William J. Bryan before they come to
Kansas City to attend the nationalcou
veution. Sterling Price, of Texas, who
has opened headquarters here for Sul
zer, yesterday received a telegram
from that gentleman saying he had left
New York for Lincoln at noon yester
day. Another telegram says that
Croker and Murphy will be in tlie Ne
braska capital tomorrow night. Sulzer
hopes to be on the ticket with Bryan,
and it is said the latter expressed a de
sire to confer with him. Further than
this Price would vouchsafe nothing.
More Help rr Sulaor's llooni.
"President O'Connell, of the Sons of
Liberty, the oldest organization in New
York, is on his way to Kansas City
and will open headquarters for Sulzer
this evening or tomorrow, and Fred
Flegl, editor of the Tammany Times, an
other Sulzer boomer, will arrive tomor
row. The city is beginning to take on
a gala appearance in anticipation of an
early arrival of delegates. Business
houses are being decorated, arc and in
candescent lights are lieing strung in
profuson on downtown streets, and a
general clean-up is in progress. A good
sized contingent of eastern newspaper
reporters has already arrived, but a
general inflow of people is not expected
Innovation In Convention Proceedings.
A convention innovation, the read
ing of the Dec laration of Independence
from the platform, will be introduced
at the first session on July 4. and ac
cording to the present programme the
music and decorations of that day will
be selected with a particular idea of
commemorating the national holiday.
The badges for tlie delegates have
been received. They re an elaborate
affair. There is an oxidized silver bar
for the pin. below which hangs a silk
flag about four inches long. To the flag
is attached to a medallion of gold or ox
ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS AD.IOI RN.
Ticket Completed and Platform Adopted
Altjccid Is .Satisfied.
Springfield, Ills., June 2S. FoIIoav
ing is the Democratic state ticket as
completed yesterday: Governor, Sam
uel Alschuler, of Aurora; lieutenant
governor, Elmer E. Perry, of Mount
Sterling; secretary of state, Thomas
F. O'Donnell, of Bloomington; auditor
of public accounts, George B. Parson,
of Shawneetown; state treasurer, Mil
lard F. Dunlap, of Jacksonville; attor
ney, General James Todd, of Chicago.
Trustees of the University of Illinois
Joseph Schwartz, of Marion county;
Charles Bliss, of Hillsboro, and Mrs.
Julia Holmes Smith, of Chicago. The
session yesterday was for the purpose
of completing the ticket and adopting
the platform. Mayor Harrison read
the platform, and was frequently in
terrupted with applause, the conven
tion cheering many of the planks, and
adopting it unanimously.
The document indorses the national
platform of 1S90, "in whole and in all
its parts." It denounces the national
administration as "the weakest in the
history of Ihe nation," and especially
condemns the "cowering attitude of
the president and his advisers in re
fusing consolation and sympathy to
the heroic Boers in their struggle for
independence." while expressing "our
horror at the attempt of England to
reduce tlie South African republics to
subjection as crown colonies, and we
declare our heartfelt sympathy with
the Boers in their heroic struggle for
The party stand on expansion Is
stated as follows: "The Declaration
of Independence stand together as
eml)lems of human liberty and equal
rights for all; and when one goes, all
go," and the platform invokes public
condemnation of "an administrative
policy which denies to Cuba. Porto
Rico and the Philippine islands the
principle of home rule and self-government
and seeks the subjugation of
a free and enlightened people for the
glory of an imperial policy, revolting
to our traditions and a defiance to the
principles of our federal constitution."
The new currency law is declared to
be the foundation for a "money trust
which will have power to control the
prices of all property and to stimulate
or strangle business.
Trusts are denounced, as are pro
tective tariff and "railway discrimina
tion" and in it is declared that "we
are in favor of the immediate construc
tion, operation, fortification and de
fense of an American inter-oceanic
canal by the United States."
The platform declares that all "pub
lic franchises and other national mo
nopolies belong to the people" and fa
vors public ownership. It also de
nounces government by injunction and
the Tanner state administration, and
favors the initiative and referendum
and popular election of senators, clos
ing with an indorsement of Bryan for
the presidency. The delegates to Kan
sas City are directed to vote as a unit
on all questions.
A Boer flag was unfurled by John
H. Dullard, sergeant-at-arms of the
Chicago city council, standing upon the
edge of the rostrum and was applaud
ed. At noon the convention adjourned
At a meeting of the Democratic state
central committee held immediately
alter adjournment or tne convention
Dr. Walter Watson, of Mount Vernon,
was selected as one of the alternate
deleates-at-large to the national con
vention in place of Adlal E. Stevenson
who was named Tuesday, but declined
Ex-Governor Altgeld, before his de
parture for Cceago. talked freely
about the platform and ticket. "Both
the platform and the ticket are all
right," he declared. "The platform Is
entirely satisfactory to me. The ticket
Is a strong one. The candidates are
all men of intellect and high character
and are good campaigners. I expect
to see the ticket elected."
Hand Ranids. Mich.. .Inner 59 Pnn.
' .trary to ail expectations the Republic- J
an stute convention nettled down to
real bu-duests yesterday afternoon and
begau bullotlng for governor at 5:30.
For four hours they sat there, forego
ing their 11 up per. sweltering lu the
heat, all to no purjtose, for wheu the
tenth ballot was taken shortly before
10 o'clock no candidate had more than
half enough votes to nominate aud the
various delegations were holding their
ranks together like grim death. Six
candidates were placed In nomination:
Colonel A. T. Bliss, of Saginaw; Dex
ter M. Ferry, of Detroit; Justus S.
Steams, of Ludlngtou; Chase S. On
borne, of the upper peulusula; Jauien
O'Donnell, of Jackson, aud MIlo D.
Campbell, of Cold water. The first three
were far lu the lead of the others.
Bliss led on the first six ballots.
The Ferry vote gained Kteadily, while
Bliss took h drop. On the seventh and
eighth he dropped to 273, while Ferry
went to 290. Four hundred aud twenty-one
are required to nominate. After
the tenth ballot, as the prospect of an
all-night session began to loom up be
fore them, tlie delegates relaxed their
determination to tight it out aud a mo
tion to adjourn to III o'clock this uioru
In gwas put and carried.
The convention was called to order
by Gerrit J. Diekma. of Holland, chair
man of the state central commltttee.
After the Invocation Daniel P.Markey,
of Port Huron, was introduced as tlie
temporary chairman. When tlie com
mittee on organization repotted it con
tinued the temporary organization as
permanent. The convention took a re
cess after the preliminary business had
been done, to 2 p. in.
The platform indorses the McKlnley
administration and policies, all aud sin
gular; all the legislation of congress, es
pecially that on finances, aud the tick
et and platform of the Philadelphia
convention. Combines to limit produc
tion or control prices are disapproved
of and legislation to control them Is
advocated. Sympathy Is expressed for
the Boers, but the administration's ac
tion In that matter Is indorsed. In state
matters "equal taxation" is advocated;
also the repeal of all special railway
charters; corruption of state otticial la
condemned and the demand made that
the guilty shall be punished.
Iowa Republican Convention.
Des Moines, la., June 28. Chairman
Weaver, of the Republican state cen
tral committee, was in town Tuesday
iiight. He came to look after the open
ing of headquarters for the commltttee
aud also to decide whether the progress
of the work of rebulltlng the Audito
rium, recently destroyed by fire, was
sufficient to warrant the committee in
the belief that the building would be
ready for occupancy Aug. 1, the date
of the Republican state convention. He
said if tlie work of rebuilding was far
enough advanced by July 20 to make
it certain that it would be finished by
Aug. 1 the convention would be held
here, otherwise it would be held else
where. Campau for Vice President.
Detroit, June 28. Daniel J. Cam
pau, chairman of the Michigan Dem
ocratic state central committee and
member of the national committee, is
in receipt of many letters from various
states urging him to become a candi
date for the vice presidency before the
Kansas City convention. Mr. Cam
pau cannot be called even a receptive
candidate. He declares himself only
as anxious to see the vice presidency
go to a state which can draw the most,
otherwise doubtful.jvotes to the ticket.
Six-Cornered Duel" in Louisiana.
Baton Roue, La.. June 28. In a fight
with pistols at the Maye r hotel In this
city yesterday between the three Go
rlg brothers George, Duncan and
Leon and J. E. Besson onone side,
and T. Gordon Redely and Robert As
kew on the other, Reddy and Askew
were both dangerously wounded and
Ed Stocking, bystander, received a bul
let in his leg.
Filipino Insurgents Released.
Manila, June 28. Nine of the Insur
gent leaders. Including Generals Pio
del Pilar, Cancepcion, Garcia and Al
varez, were released here yesterday
upon taking the oath of allegiance to
the government and " renouncing all
forms of revolution in the Philippines.
Death of a Chic ago Priest.
Chicago. June 28. Roman Catholic
circles in Chicago experienced a pain
ful shock, when the sudden and en
tirely unexpected death of Rev. Daniel
M. J. Dowling, vicar general of the
diocese, was announced. Father Dow
ling was nearly 70 years of age and
hacl been in service here for twenty
Drawing- a Tooth Killed Him.
Marion. Ind.. June 28. Harry Franz,
14 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will
iam Franz, of this city, died Tuesday
under peculiar circumstances. He had
a tootli extracted Monday which
seemed to paralyze his jaw. He re
tired about 11 p. m. that day, feeling
all right except a numbness of the
Jaw, and died at 1 a. m.
Washington. June 27. The secre
tary of the treasury has issued his
third call on depository banks for $3,
000,000 held by them as deposits. Th
money is to be returned to the treas
ury July 10.
Died of His Own Carelessness.
Ironwood. Mich., June 28. Thomas
Pollard, aged 15. a skiptender, was in
stantly killed in the Carry mine early
yesterday. The accident was due to
his own carelessness. While the men
were lunching he climbed upon the
timber over the shaft to rest. He fell
asleep, and rolling over, fell down the
shaft, breaking his neck.
Body Was Horribly Mang-led.
Mauston, Wis.. June 28. Ole Nel
son, a farmer living about two miles
west of here, was killed by the Pioneer
limited. He was riding on the blind
baggage and is supposed to have been
Intoxicated. His Inxly was horribly
mangled. Nelson is survived by a
wife and three children.
Jeffries Will Meet Kuhtln.
New York. June 28. Jim Jeffries
states that he will fight Gus Ruhlin on
Aug. 2." provided his (Jeffries') arm.
which has lieen in a plaster cast under
treatment since May 27, Is In condition
at that time. In any event he will give
Ruhlin the first chance.
Perry Heath Not to Resign.
New York, June 28. Fletcher Heath,
president of theSeventh national bank,
and brother of First Assistant Post
master General Perry S. Heath, denied
yesterday the report that the latter
bad any intention of resigning his po
sition in Washington.
Brags; and Wheeler the Goesta.
West Superior, Wis., June 28. Gen
eral Joe Wheeler and General Bragg
are to be the guests of honor some
time between July 4 and 13, if the ln
Titations sent them by the local Elks
Given to Understand Their Ab
sence Whh Ielrcl.
PROBABLY WITH SEYMOUR'S TOROU
Which It Now Located Eight Milt
(row 1 iea-Tain,
And la Probably Itelieved by TlU
'lime Further Assurance That
the I'eklu Foreigner Arm
aal'o Tien-Tain Fight,
Washington, June 2S. The follow
ing cablegram was received at the na
vy department lale yesterday after
noon, dated Chefoo, June 27: "IV
klu force und ministers reported wltls
Pepin relief expedition entrenched
eight miles from Tien-Tsin.
Ioitdoii. Juue 28. The foreign offlce
has Issued the following telegram re
ceived from W. R. Carles, the British
consul at Tien-Tsin. undated, but prob
ably sent June 24 and for warded from
Chefoo June 27: "A note has In-eii re
ceived by the commissioner of cus
toms here from Inspector General
Hart Sir ltobert Hart), at Pckln.
dated June 11. stating that the foreign
legatious had been desired to leave Pe
kln within twenty-four hours."
Heyiuour Is Probably Relieved.
London, June 28. The composite
brigade of 2.SOO men which raised the
Investment of Tien-Tsin and pushed
on to help Admiral Seymour has prob
ably saved him, but the news has not
yet' reached Chefoo, the nearest wire
jioliit. The last steamer arriving at
Chefoo from Taku brought this mes
sage, dated Tien-Tain. June 25: "The
Russian general in command of the re
lief force has decided. In view of Hat
urday's heavy fighting and marching,
that one day's rest for the troops was
essential and that the advuuee should
not be resumed until today. Mean
while came Admiral Seymour's hello
graph that his position was desperate
mid that he could only hold out two
days. The relief started at dawn to
day." something About Saturday's righting.
Saturday's fighting tegaii at day
break. The allied forces opeued with
several of the Terrible' b 4.7 naal
guns, six field guns and numerous ma
chine guns, the firing being at long
range. They continued to advance
steadily, the 'Chinese artillery replying.
The guns of the allies were more skill
fully handled and put the guns of the
Chinese out of action one by one, the
Chinese retreating about noon.
Uncle Sam ard John Bull Neok -and -Neck.
There was keen rivalry among the
representatives of the various nations
as to which would enter Teiu-Tsln
first, and the Americans and British
went in neck-and-neck. The Kussians
stormed the arsenal, thereby sustain
ing the largest losses. Several thou
sand Japanese have left Taku for
Tien-Tsin, aud altogether 13,000 Jap
anese bare landed. The International
troops now aggregate nearly 20,000
and Japan Is preparing to send 20,000
more. With British, American and oth
er troops ordered to go. probably flO,
000 men. will be available in a month.
Chinese Minister Gets News.
Washington. June 28. The Chinese
minister called yesterday morning on
the secretary of state and commuui
eatud to him the contents of a dis
patch which he has received from the
tsuug-li-yamen at Peking, dated June
19. The dispatch states that the for
eign ministers had before this date
asked permission for the legation
guards to enter the city, which per
mission had been granted; that they
subsequently asked that these guards
be re-enforced, which the Chinese gov
ernment was not disposed to penult.
The dispatch adds that the foreign
ministers were shortly to leave Peking
for Tein-Tsin with their guards.
Contradictory to this dispatch Is one
from Paris stating that the French
consul general at Shanghai, telegraph
ing under date of Tuesday states
that the foreign ministers have de
parted from Peking for the north, ac
companied by a Chinese escort.
Mutilated by a Savage Dog.
Galesville. Wis., June 28. The 8-year-old
son of MelvJn Bortle, a farmer
living near this city, was horribly
mutilated by a savage dog. Upon ex
amination it was found that there were
no less than fifteen gashes in the
boy's legs, made by the se.vage brute's
teeth. The little fellow fought the dog
bravely, but was unable to beat him
off, and would undoubtedly have been
killed had not assistance arrived.
Scores of League Ball Clubs.
Chicago, June 28. League scores at
base ball yesterday were as follows: At
St. Louis Cincinnati ., St. Louis 4; at
Pittsburg Chicago 2, Pittsburg 9; at
American League: At Cleveland
Detroit 4, Cleveland 2; at Milwaukee
Kansas City 2, Milwaukee 4; at Chi
cago Minneapolis 1, Chicago 7; at
Buffalo Indianapolis 3, Buffalo 5..
Murderer Shot and Killed.
Stevens Point, Wis., June 23.-Ga-briel
Green, who shot aud killed
Louis Wiesner in January last, was
himself shot and fatally wounded yes
terday. He was out on bail. Leo
Wiesner, a brother of the murdered
man, and Frank Gczliiskl, Wiesner's
employe, were arrested charged with
the shooting. Great excitement pre
vails. Tony Christino the Wrong Man.
Springfield. Ills.. June 27. City Mar
shal RIffey, of Virden, who has bad In
custody Tony Christino, suspected of
the murder of Mike Grenois near An
derson, I. T., released Christino yester
day, having received a telegram from
Anderson that the man wanted Is Joe
Honolulu Has a Postmaster Kow.
Washington. June 27. The presi
has signed the commission of Joseph
M. Oats, as postmaster at Honolulu.
The commission for postmaster at that
place had previously, through an error,
been made In the name of John M.
Oats, the brother of the present ap;
Mlse Bradley to Get $ 1.685.
Portland, Ind., June 28. Miss Louise
Bradley, of Chicago, who sued David
E. Studebaker, son of the Decatur
banker, for 10,000 for breach of prom
ise In tie local courts, was given a ver
dict far $1,625 by the Jury.
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