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THINGS WENT WRONG
AND SO THE DATTLE OF LIFE
. WAS GIVEN UP.
A Prominent Jintne Mnn of St. ,Toeih
Mo ISccorncfT Disheartened nml Dc
pondont Over DuvlueM llnioracs anil to
Kml Trouble ltenort to l'olion nml
I'lttol Ho lle tu n Hath Tub A
Leader In Society.
Dentil at Ills Own Hands.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 24. J. W
'Walker, n prominent business man of
St. Joseph, Mo., committed sulctdo in
Ills room at tho Midland hotel some
tiuio yesterday. He eanio to the ho
tol about 10 o'clock yesterday morning,
registered and wont directly to his
room. Nothing more was seen of htm
until 10 o'clock this forenoon, when
the door of his room was forced and
he was fotind dead. From all indica
tions ho had taken a large doio of car
bolic acid and then shot himself be
hind the right ear with a 38-caliber
On a dresser, at the foot of tho bath
tub. sat an empty glass and a bottle,
which had contained carbolic acid.
Mr. Walker's clothes were on tho lloor
by the bath tub, while ho reposed in
tho tub on his back. A pistol la' at
his right side. There was an ugly
wound just behind his right ear. His
lips were blackened by being burned
Dr. V. S. "Wheeler, deputy coroner,
who viewed tho body, gave it as his
opinion that Walker first took the car
bolic acid and then shot himself.
Mr. Walker was u brother of S. A.
Walker, who was cashier for tho
Schuster & Hnx bank, which failed
about one year ago. lie became trus
tee for the Schuster estate nnd was a
member of tho firm of Steele & Wal
ker, wholesalo grocers, which" also
failed about one year ago. From all
that can bo learned Walker camo to
this city yesterday morning from Sa
vannah, Ind. Ter., whero lie had been
cnuaged in opening up n mine. He
left home three weeks ago in company
with his son, Ilenry Walker. Young
Walker returned to St. Joseph last
Tuesday and told his mother that his
father would be homo in a few days.
Mr. Walker left no letters to ex
plain why .ho tool$. n's own life. His
business reverses arc supposed to havo
had a great influence in that direction.
Mrs. Walker said she could give no
reason for the rash act.
TO HELP THE REBELS.
General Jo Shclhy'g Son Organizing nn
Kxpvdltton to Tlr.it Country.
Kansas City, Mo. Aug. 21. Orvillo
D. Shelby, 6on of General Joseph
Shelby, who led the expedition to
Mexico to help Maximilian -at tho closo
of tho war, and who is now United
States marshal for tho Western dis
trict of Missouri, is at tho head 6f a
movement here to organize an expe
dition to Cuba to help tho insurgents.
Orvillo Shelby said to-day: "Yes, I
am going to Cuba, and tho expedition
is already partly organized. I did
have hopes that the matter would not
get into tho papers, but see no use iu
making a stir about it. However, it
cannot interfere with tho determina
tion of our men to go. The govern
ment will certainly not step in until
wo assume- a tangible form, and that
is just what wo do not proposo to do.
Wo are going to Cuba, and the means
will be provided for so doing."
FRANCE HAS WEAKENED.
3Ilnlstcr ISuntlt to lio Allowed to See
Washington, Aug 24. Acting Sec
retary of Stato Adeo authorizes the
statement that information has been
received from Ambassador Eiibtis in
response to urgent instructions cabled
him somo three weeks ago that tho
record of the proceedings and evidence
in the court-martial of Mr. Waller at
"Tamaiavo, Is expected to reacli Paris
toward the end of this month. Mr.
Eustis also reports that access to Mr.
"Waller had been accorded to him after
ropeated and urgent requests made on
tho reiterated orders of the depart
ment of state. Tho department not
having been advised whether Mr.
Eustis has taken advantage of
this permission to delegate to
competent deputy to visit the prison
near tlairvaux, whero Mr. Waller Is at
pre-ent confined, and confer with him,
Mr. Adee had instructed him by tele
graph that he should do so at ouce, if
not already dme. Mr. Adee adds that
this result, reached after repeated tol
egraphio Jn-lructions, shows tho con
stant activity of tho department in
Mr Waller'. cabe, and it is hoped that
the production of tho evidence before
tho court-martial will enable the de
partment to forma judgment touching
tho conviction of Mr. Waller. The
international right of this government
to demand the evidence upon which
conviction was reached, in order that
it may better determino its action in
the case is unquestionable, and is for
tified by abundant precedents.
Whisky Trust Allo Again.
Ai.nANV, N. Y., Aug. U, Tho reor
ganization of tho Whisky trust was
consummated yesterday in the incor
poration at the oflleo of tho secretary
of Btate of the American Spirits Man
ufacturing company with a capital
stock of 33,000,000, for "distilling and
dealing in spirits, including the distill
lug, redistilling and rectifying of high
wines, alcohol, spirits, gins and whisky
und malting and dealing in malt."
REMOVAL CALLED FOR.
Librarian gpolTord Mny 1Ie Dliplacctl
for Ills Sliortnuc
Washington, Aug. 21. Secretary
Carlisle has ordered tho forwarding to
the president of tho report of William
. Meyers, exper. treasury accountant,
dn the case of Ainsworth R Spofford,
tho venerable librarian of congress,
and has recommended that Mr. Spof
ford be removed, and that proper
steps be taken to recover the full
amount of the deficit of 533,000 found
WOMEN AS INVENTORS. !
.Many Interesting llueM Set l'ortli by a
Lute I'ntunt Oflleo Itrpurt.
Washington, Aug. 24. A pamphlet
published by the patent oflleo gives a
list of the . patents Issued to womeri.
This $hovvs that the oflbe was estab
lished in 1700, but tho first patent Is
sued to a woman was in 1&09 to Mary
Kios, for a method of wouving straw
with silk or throad. Six yours later
ono was issued to Mary Brush
for a otrst It was not un
til 1323 that more than one patent
per year was Issued to women. In
1S(W only fourteen patents were Issued
to women, that being the largest in
nny year up to that time, Tho war,
however, developod tho inventlvo
genius of wontcn and the annual num
ber of patents issued to them Increased
rapidly. Many of them wore for In
ventions for either fighting or nursing
dov.ces. Tho nnnual issue increased
steadily year by year In 1870 it was
sixty, in 1880 over ninety-two, in 18V0
over -,'OJ, and In 135)3 over 300. From
1600 to IShS women's inventions aver
aged thirty a your; from I8a9 to 1S92,
2ik a year ana sine 18J, 2S0 a year.
The pamphlet gives a classification
of women's inventions. This shows
that wearing apparel loads the list
with 100 different patents In thirty
months. Then comes eooklug utensils
with 100 inventions, furnlturo with
fifty-live, heating and washing or
cleaning apparatus with forty odd
each, sowing and spinning devices and
building upparar-s with about
thirty each, educational, medical
apparatus, toys and trunks, about
twenty each. Womeu have tried
their inventive faculties also on baby
carriages, barrel and bieyele attach
ments, printing and bottling appar
atus.boxcs and baskets, clocks, lio wers,
horseshoes, motors, musical instru
ments, plumbing and preserving de
vices, screens, stationery, theatrical
apparatus, toilet articles and type
writer attachments. Few of tl.o patents
issued to women were for entirely new
creations. Excluding thoso especially
concerning women's work, nearly all
tho other patents were for attach
ments to somo previously existing do
vice. WAR OF EXTERMINATION.
Sum lur 15 ArcuKcd of Atrocities nnd In
Kuv Wkst, Fla., Aug. 21. Reliable
advices from Cuba indicate that the
Spaniards in their efforts to suppress
the rebellion are perpotrating atroci
ties almost as terrible ns those at
tributed to the Kurds In Armenia. A
few days ago Captain Garrido, a
Spaniard operating with 200 men in'
the provinco of Santiago t de Cuba,
found a hospital in which nearly 100
wounded insurgents had taken refuge.
Ho ordered the helpless men to be put
t death in the most cruel manner. He
refused to allow them to be shot, but
made his soldiers chop up the victims
with swords. This, with the killing of
Captain Domingo Mugica at Matanzas
July 20, has greatly inllamed the peo
ple against the Spaniards and many
leading Cubans heretofore loyal to
Spain are now joining the insurgents.
The insurgent leaders, it ib said,
havo roaolvcd to retaliate for these
butcheries, and will put to deatli all
Spanlbh prisoners and order that no
prisoners, bo taken hereafter. They
think that thu putting to death of
Mugica indicates Spain has resolved on
a "no quarter" campaign. Mugica was
captured about three mile north of
JovellEuos, and was shot as a traitor
to Spain. He was about 26 years old
and came of one of tho best families in
Matanzas A private dispatch re
ceived hero states that ho died like a
hero shouting "Vive Cuba Libre" as
tho Spanish soldiers fired.
Thu insurgents aro now in possession
of that part of Cuba lying between
Colon and Capo Mays!. The town of
Santu Splritti is almost completely de
serted, every able-bodied man having
joined the insurgents under Koloff and
I'russlc Acid Ilmls Unlmpiitncsv
St. Loi'is, Mo Aug. 24. After
tvriting a note, in which she said that
bho was tired of living in darkness and
without friends, Miss Charlotte Field,
stenographer for the Tilden Chemical
company, swallon'ed prussic acid Wed
nesday night and was dead when found
yesterday. She was a leading bicycle
enthusiast and was well liked iu bud
dy, bho tried to kill herself in May,
1MH, but failed.
lleelnp; I'roni Hugo Fires.
SroKANK, Wash., Aug. 24. Rait
which fell on Tuesday and Wednesday
temporarily cheeked the forest Urch,
but yesterday the' flames broke out
afresh. Many camper and prospect
ors who have been out In the foicsts
aro arriving here. All tell of being
overtaken by the fieico rush of flames
and compelled to ileo for safety.
ticncral I'ry Not IH-na.'
Toit.ka, Kan., Aug. 21. Word wad
received from St. Louis yesterday that
"General" Fry was in St. Louis and
that he had been married on Wednes
day. The barber Uulller, however,
still sticks to ills assertion that the
man killed on tho Rock Island, whose
body Is at the morgue, was the Coxey
Killed l,y Ilnndlt.
Git and IUi'ins, Mich., Aug. 2. De
tective Georgo W. Powers was shot
and killed this morning on a Lako
Shore train, by two-men whom he was
attempting to arrest on suspicion of
being tho Fenuville train robbers.
The bandits jumped off and made their
Scotch .Manufacturers Will I'lgbr.
Dinui:k, Aug. 24. It is ostimatd
that 25,000 mlllworkors aro out on a
strike, Tho manufacturers met this
afternoon and signed an agreement
not to advance wages under thu penalty
of S'.'.oOO for a violation of this agree
ment. CONDENSED DISPATCHES.
Since cholera has appeared in Japan
10,000 deaths from thu disease have oc
curred. Postofilco receipts for the thirty
largest cities for July show an increase
'TWAS ALL ONE WAT.
CONVENTION OF NEBRASKA'S
l?cr VreiMit to DUturb tlm llnrtnony of
tlm Sltttiitlon O. ,T. I'lielp for tlm
Supremo Court nml Dr. Itlnckhurn of
Holt County nml Itnbert Klttlo for
llrcentu Kono of Uniting I'mnn (liven
n Sent Tho AriiulnlMrntlon Knt Upon
What tho rlntfonn Sctn forth.
Debrnnkn Silver Democrat.
Omaha, August 23. "'ho stato con
vention, of free sliver democrats was
held hero yesterday. Tho convention
was called to order by Chairman
Smytha lion. F. M. Davis of Rcntrlce
was elected as temporary chairman.
Frank J. Morgan of Cass and N. V.
Kelson of Dodge were made temporary
secretaries, and aftorwurd wore made
Some vacancies on tho stato ccntrnl
committee wero lilled as follows! 11.
G. Hall was appointed to succeed J. D.
Carson of York. J. C. Kesterson of
Fnlrbury wus relieved and Georgo 11.
Clarke of Dlllcr named to succeed him.
C .1, Fuhrer of Clay county was loft off
and his place filled by E. W. Hurl hurt
of Aurora. J. W. lJullard of North
Platte was bclectcd to succeed .1. .1.
Mcintosh Complaints wore also made
against Jerry Fcrrell of the Twenty
eighth district, nnd tho stato commit
tee was authorized lo tiamo his suc
cessor. In the Lancaster delegation
Patrick McGeer was relieved and M. D.
Woleh named in his stead. Frank Con
Icy of Cullaway was named to succed
liartlctt on the committee from the
Tho following nominations were
made: Judge of tho Buprcme court.
C. J. Phelps of Colfax. For regents of
tho stato untversltv, Dr. Illaekburn of
Holt and Robert Kittle of Dodge,
1'LAlTOItM or 1 UK CONVENTION.
We, tho democrats of Nebraska, in
convention assembled, reallirm our
faith in thoso principles written in the
Declaration of American Independence
and emphasize.! by Jefferson and Jack
son, namely, that all men aro created
equal; that they are endowed by their
( reutor with certain inalienable rights,
among which are lifo. liberty and the
pursuit of happiness; that governments
are instituted among men to becure
their rights, and that governments de
rive their just powers from tho consent
of tho governed, nnd wo demand that
all of the departments of tho govern
ment, legislative, executive and judi
cial, shall be administered in accord
ance with tiicse principles.
Wo ailirin the declaration made by
tho. last democratic state convention
held In Nebraska on September 2(5, ISO!.
We belicvo that the restoration of
the money of tho constitution is now
tin; paramount issue boforo the coun
try, and Insist that all parties shall
plainly state their respective positions
upon this question, In order that the
voters may Intelligently express their
preference. We, therefore, declare
ourselves in favor of the immediate
restoration of the freo and unlimited
coinage of gold and silver at tho pres
ent legal ratio of 10 to 1, as' such coin
itSo existed prior to 1673, without wait
ing for the aid or consent of any other
nation, sucli gold and silver coin to bo
a full legal tender for all debts, public
c send greeting to our democratic
brethren throughout the union who
are making such a gallant fight for the
restoration of bimotalisiu and eongrat
uhitt; them upon tho progress made.
We deprecate and denounce as un
American and .subversive of the princi
ples of free government any attempt to
control tlie action or policy of the
political parties of this county by se
cret cabals or organizations of any
character, and warn the people against
the danger to our institutions which
lurks under any such secret organiza
tion, whether based on tcligious, politi
cal or other differences of opinion.
Recognizing that tho stability of our
institutions mubt rest on the virtue and.
intelligence of the people, wo stand, as
in the past, in .favor of the freo com
mon school system of this state, and
declare that the same must be perpetu
ated and receive liberal financial sup
port, and that the management and
control of said school system should be
non-sectarian and non-partisan.
The democracy of Nebraska approves
nd commends tho declaration ot Pres
ident Cleveland in tho past in condemn
ing tho pernicious activity of incum
bents of federal ollices under the
government in attempting to control
the policy and nominations of their
parties-, and w-o hereby recommenitSthc
renewal of the policy of his lirst ad
ministration in that regard.
We nllirm tho uncompromising oppo
sition of the democratic party to the
fostering aid by tlie government, cither
national or statu, of chartered monopo
lies, and declare it as the policy of the
party from the days of Jefferson and
Jackson to wateli with the utmost jeal
ousy the encroachments of corporate
power, and we aro in f.ivor of such leg
islation ns will insure a reasonable
eontrol by the state, of corporations
deriving their powers and privileges
from the btate, and especially tho regu
lation of rates for transportation by
the railroads of the state.
This minority resolution by Mr. Ryan
of Hall county, was buried by anal
most unanimous vote:
We commend tho administration of
President Cleveland as being able, pa
triotic and 'honest, and reatiirm tlie
platform adopted by tho democratic
national convention at I hieago in lb02.
After authorising tho state central
committee to remain in power' for an
other your and to till vacancies on tho
ticket and on the committee, tlie con
vention adjourned without date.
NOT WITH TAMMANY.
Tlio Hxccutiro Coniinltteo of the Stats
Democracy Will Keep Up the rigbt.
Ni:v Yohu, Aug. 23. At a meeting
of the executive committee of tlie btate
Democracy tho following resolution
Resolved, That it is tho senso of the
executive committee of the state Dem
ocracy that tho members of this organ
ization shall not participate In any
primaries conducted or overseen by
Tnlnnmtiv linll fnannntrtra ni- bnl.1 iimlni.
the auspices of that organisation.
The (.rent Anumement Structure nt Chi
toro Conirn IJoith With n ('mill,
Ciuruio, Aug. 23. Tho Coliseum,
tho lnrge building latolv erected on
tlie site whore Itulfalo Hill had his
sipw duriiijr tho world's fair, collupfunl
last night. Tlio building was nn im
mense affair, and was to havo been
opotud with tlio Rarnuin & Rally cir
cus within a few days. It was nUo
intended for use during conventions.
A force of 300 men had been working
on tlio building night and day, but as
the nceldont happened during lunch
hour, whan all tho men wero absent,
nobody was hurt. Tho building Is a
total wreck and tho loss will roach
between $lrt0,0'0 nnd $lo,000. Had
the accident happened an hour beforo
or a few hours Inter, thu losi of llfo
would havo been frightful.
UNCLE SAM ACT5.
fcretn.itnry Deumutt on I'riineo for IJx
Couiul Wntlor'a Itrtetiso.
Wahiiinoion, Aug. 28. Tlioro Is
good authority for tho statement that
a pouunptory demand will bo inado by
the United States upon Franco for the
releiibo of ex-Consul John Waller and
that satisfactory indemnity will bo re
queued for ids arrest and imprison
ment, with a probable request for n
jommistion to determine Wallops
rights in Madagascar. The discussion
of the case between tho French and
American diplomats has reauhed a
point whero there is llttlo else for the
United States to do, owing to the fact
that repented requests for a copy of
shw charges and testimony upon which
Waller was convicted have not been
furnished by the French eovernmont.
BALFOUR'S SILVER VIEWS.
In I'm or of nn Intorimtloiml Agreement
Hut Not ut All Hopeful.
London, Aug. 23. In the houso oi
cominous, today, tlio first lord of tho
treasury, tho Right Hon. A, ,T. lialfour,
replying to Sir John Lontr, Liberal,
who asked whether lie would advise
the government to Invito an inter,
national monetary conference, bald:
"I am always and havo boon in favor
of an International agreement, but I
have not the right to pleJgo mv col
leagues and I don't believe an Inter
national agreement would result from
an international conference."
Ills Telephone Wttr On.
Kansas Citv, Aug. 22. A big tele
phone wur is raging in Kansas. It h
botw een the tremendous Hell telephone
trust, known out hero as tho Missouri
and Kansas telephone company, and
the Harrison Industrial telephono
company. The battlefields aro princi
pally Topeka. Leavenworth, Wichita
and Salma. The bubbling cauldron of
war has even run owr into St 'Joseph
and Carthago in Missouri. In Kan
sas City there is a hint in tho air that
somo of it will como this way. In
Wichita tho Missouii and Kansas com
pany has just offered telephone service
at S.tO for residence and S3U for busi
ness hmi&pN for a year. In Sulina tolo
plone servico 1 paid lo bo i?lveu awav.
A Mililttor Stubbed.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Aug. 2,3 L. M.
McQueen, who claims to bo u Raptlst
minister from Memphis, Term., went
to police headquarters last night to
have n deep wound in his breast sewed
up. Ho told the police that lio was
walking along Sixth street when a
colored whom ho claims l. does not
know, ran up and plunged a knife in
to his breast. Tlie woman ran down
an alley and escaped. McQueen claims
that ho never saw the woman before
and docs not know why she stabbed
L'litciico Dliorcd Held Void.
Chicago, Aug. 23. Alfred Cox, a
leading Chicago photographer, left
England in 1877 and in 1801 secured a
divorce here because his wife refused
to leave England. Then he was mar
ried to Miss liullinan of Detroit. Re
cently tho English woman applied for
divorce, haviug heard of Cox's second
mnrriuiro, and Sr Francis Jeuno
granted It, declaring Cox to be a big
uniist and holding the Illinois divorco
to be illegal under the English law.
Hebeuded by ij Trnlu.
FoitTScorr, Kan., Aug. 23. James
Mitchell, tho J0-ycar-old son of J, H.
Mitchell, a real estate agent at Hor
ton. loft homo Sunday and came hero
from Kansas City yesterday on his way
to Memphis. Soon afterwards ho was
beheaded by n train, Ho had just fin
ished his trade us a machinist in the
Rock Island shops at Hortou. A young
man named Pen rod from Kansas City
wat with him whon ho was killed.
Tlio Medulla Coinjiny tlio Victor.
Sbdama, Mo., Aug. 23. So great
was tlio rivalry for tho prize offered at
tho lust encampment of tho Second
regiment, N. G. M., to the company
passing tho best inspection, thut the
decision was reserved by Captain
O'Connor of tlio Eighth cavalry, U. S.
A. A letter was received to-day from
Colonel William Coffee, at Cartilage,
announcing that tho prlzo hud been
awarded to Company I) of Sodalia.
The Deficit Still Quito I.uro.
Washington, Aug. 23. Tho expend
itures of the government for tho first
two-thirds of tho present month ex
ceeded tho receipts by 7,000,363. but
only 51,250.000 remain to be paid on
account of pensions, and the treasury
officials estimate that the deficit will
be reduced during tho next tun days
tc about g5.000.000. Tho excess of ex
penditures over "receipts lust month
Civil sorvlco has been extended to all
printers in all departments of tho go--ornment-
Minister Ransom's friends aro eaid
to bo afraid that ho will not be reap
pointed to the Mexican mission.
Another holder of a government of
fice has voluntarily resigned. He is
Postmaster Korn of Tekctua, Neb.
Tho republic of Mexico is making
great preparations for entertaining
tho International congress of Americans.
THE OlttO CAMPAIGN.
THE DEMOCRATS NAMC CAMP
BELL FOR GOVERNOR.
Tlm Contention Derlnrrt for Sound Money
-Senator Ilrlro Mnlce ti Srlo nttOpeu
lug AddrrM In Which lln Unit (lood
Wont for rrrfttitent Olevelnml T'lm
futlnnnl i'lntform ltenfllrmed'"Ontnp
bell 1'rot est ARntimt Nomination.
Ohio Deuioerntle Convention.
Tor (loTornor Kx-Oovnn.NOii Jamm E.
l'r jiutnnnnt QOTjrnor John U. l'nAM.nr
of t iiicinnati. ,
1 ."..Vl'Winn Court JuilgM V. T; Moojmr
nml W. I! Simnsit.
lor AUmnejr (lenorol--(Jno!KJB A. l'AIK
banks of Col Ullltill.
SvjiiNorint.n, Ohio, Aug. 22. It wos
10:30 o'clock when tho chairman of tho
Democratic stato committee, M. A.
Smalloy, called the convention to or
der. Prayor was offered by Professor
S. 1. Itrceklnridgc.'nftor which Sena
tor C S. llrioo was introduced as pre
siding officer of iho con volition.
In opening, Mr. llrioo appealed to nil
Democrats toiorget rust und proscnt
differences and, remembering' only tlio
disastrous defeat of hist your, to unlto
in re-establishing tho Democratic par
ty In Its old position. H reviewed the
conditions last fall and then declared
that the party w.ib no longer pros
trate, that panlo and fear had passed
away and tho betioflcenco of Demo
cratic legislation was producing good
effects and that tho American people
would soon reward thu Democracy for
its great services to tlio nation. Ho
declared that the three great promises
made In lbOJ had been fulfilled und
homo rule, bound mono3' nd tariff re
form had been granted to the country.
"Rut, gontloiuen," Mr. llrlco went
on, "there is another question In which
great interest Is felt, about which
tlioro is great differeneo of opinion
and concerning which wo may hear
moro In this convention. I come to
urge tho party in Ohio to stand on tho
platform of 1A02 on tho monov ques
tion, to lot tlie currency remain as it
now is, und not to change our ground
without full deliberation at a national
convention, nud a deliverance from
"You and I havo possibly differed
from Mr. Cleveland at somo time and
in somo things, as It was our right,
our privilege, our duty to do bo, if wo
wero conscientious in doing bo, but
taking him by and largo ho is tho
greatest btatcsman and party leader of
ills time. His Democracy, his honesty,
his integrity and his continued atten
tion to business, which constitutes
genius, havo never been excelled, and,
in my opinion, Democratic success in
18i2 was hirirely duo, as Democratic
success in istiO will also bo largely due,
to tlio character of our Democratic
president and to the high piano upon
which he has sought to place ills party
and his administration. Do not under
stand me as biiggesting tlio candidacy
of President Cleveland for rc-electioii.
No such question Is now befoioun."
Tlio benator was loudly cheered
when ho was Introduced and frequent
ly applauded ns liq proceeded, especial
ly in his reference to tho indorsement
of the plntformof 1802, his.pronouneed
opiiohitum to free coinage and his
eulogy of President Cleveland.
Thu fifty-nine Rrlco delegates from
Cayuga county wero unseated and tlio
autls seated by a vote oi Ml to 330,
Tlio report of tho committee on per
manent organization to continue tho
temporary officers was adopted. This
was mado by Judge J. G. Melsor, a
froo silver man, who put tho motion
nnd congratulated tho free silver men
that they controlled the convention for
the minute that ho presided.
Senator llrioo returned his thanks
for tho double honor conferred on him,
after which the report on rules and
order of buslnobs was adopted.
Ex-C'ongrebsinan Frank Hurd, as
chairman of the committee on resolu
tions, offered tho majority report,
adopted by a vote of 10 to 2 of tho
committee, as follows:
Tho Democratic party of Ohio, in
convention assembled, points with
eatisfaction and pride to tho wisdom
of tho action of that party In tlfe last
two years and the results accomplished
according to its promises, to-wit: Tlio
repeal ot tho Republican legislation
known ns tho bherniun law, the tin
umerican federal election law and tho
McKlnley law, from which repeals has
resulted returning prosperity to tho
ojountry to such un extent that even
the Republicans aro obliged to recog
nize tho fcume. Wo congratulate
President Cleveland that his effort
in favor of the repeal of these vicious
laws apd the upholding of tlie credit
of the country havo been bttcccssfuL
We congratulate our senator, tho Hon.
Calvin S. llrico for the earnest and.
effective support ho bus given to tho
president in these matters. When wo
consider the fact that the Democratic
party received from tlio Republicans
in lo03 n. bankrupt treasury. Hint it in
herited from them tlio vicious cur
rency nnd tariff laws which had
prepared and finally produced the
panio of 1803, wo inbist that it is en
titled to tho thanks of the-people fur
tho courage witli which it has attacked
and repealed these laws,
Wo reafliirm the following portion
of tho seventh plank of tho platform
of tlie last national Domocratiu con
vention: "Wo hold to tho use of both
gold and silver as. tho btandard money
of tho country, and to coin of both
gold and silver withont discrimination
against either metal or charge for
mintage; but the dollar unit ot coin
age of , both metals must be- of
equal intrinsic and exchangeable
value, or bo adjusted by international
agreement or by such safeguards of
legislation a shall insure tho mainten
ance of the parity of tho two metals
und the eqn.il power of every dollar at
all times iu the payment of debts, nnd
wo demand thut the paper currency
shall be kept at par with and redeem
able in buch coin." Wo insist upon
this noaley as especially neces-ury for
tho protection o' farmers an I labor
ing classes, tho first and most defense
less victims of unstable money and
fin titrating currency.
T1IK KllEK SII.VEHITKS BEATUN.
Judgo Patrick, from the eoinmlttob
on revolutions, offered the following
"Wo urge the immediate restoration
of tlie law providing for the freo coin
age and full legal tender of both gold
and silver coins withoujt discrimina
tion nga'tnul olllior rtilrtai ns fsroyfacl
in mo counimiiMin niui wiirtout wan
ing the us nt of England or nn uther
The resolution wm defeated by a
volo of ;jft to :7o.
General 13. 13. FlnWy of nuoyrti3
offered n resolution for the endorse
lnont of the Monroe doctrine in
Voneaueltt und Nlcarnguan cases. Iix
Congressman Follott defondfd Presi
dent Cleveland m favoring tho Monroo
doctrlno and being amply competent
to defend It, nnd Flnley insisted that
any encroachment on American soil
should bo mot by n declaration of war.
Ex-Govornor Campbell made a most
vigorous speech fur tho Monroo doc
trine and insisted that whou the reso
lution had been offered H should bo
Tho resolution was adopted.
Wheu nominations wore called for
Mr. Campbell took tho lloor to head off
tho calls for himself and to proscnt tho
name of Judgo Hiram D. Rock of Cin
cinnati for tho nomination for gov
ernor. Ho wbr interrupted by Dr.
James A. Norton, who presented a
motion to suspoud tho rules and nouv
inato James E. Campbell by acclama
tion. Mr. Campbell protested and raised
points of ordcramid the wildest scenes
of cheering and yelling for Cnmpboll.
Seconds of the immlntitinn of CatnD
bell rolled In, and Chuinnan Rrlco in
sisted that tho 'motion of Ihv
Norton to suspend tho rules
and tho nomination of Mr.
Campbell was in order. Tho motion
of Dr. Norton was put, und carried
with a great whirl of enthusiasm and
the chair declared Mr. Campbell tho
nominee for governor. He accepted in
a fow words
John R. Peaslcy wns nominated for
lieutenant governor by acclamation.
For supremo judges. William T.
Moonloy of Mnnsfield and W. 11. Sho
bor of Gallu county wero both nomi
nated by acclamation,
George A. Fairbanks of Columbus
was nominated for attorney general.
Hurry 1). Keofor of Tuscarawas was
nominated for member of tho board of
public works, and J. W. Cruikshank of
Troy for clerk of tho supreme court by
ACCOUNTS IN BAD SHAPE.
Librarian RpolTord'c Methodj of Hook
Wabiiin-oton, Aug. 22. Tho report
of Expert Myors of tho fifth auditor's
olllce, which has just beon presented
to Secretary Carlisle, shows that Ains
worth It. Spofford, tho venerable li
brarian of congress, is behind in his
accounts owing to bad methods' of
In un iutorvlow Mr. Spofford makes
tho following explanation of the mat
ter: "Tho whole- difficulty springs from
tho multiplicity of duties that havo
been forced upon me. I havo not had
tlmo in connection with my duties as
librarian, to pay proper attention to
thoso attached to the ofilco of register
of copyrights. Tho two positions
should bo mado separate and distinct.
I have recommended this to tho treas
ury department, but of course, they
cun do nothing toward divorcing tho
two ollices without legislative action.
I shall recommend tho same thing to
congress when it meets. In tho press
of business it is true- that my accounts
have become somewhat involved, but
I stand ready to make good any dis
crepancies that may bo found by tho
treasury officials. 1 offered a short
time ago to miiko up tho deficiency of
82'.G0O that hos been discovered,
but it is not correct to say
that that offer has been re
fused. I havo received no definite
answer to my proposition. As to tho
innttcr of 'search fees,' and their
Illegality, it Is a fact that there is no
special authority in law for collecting
such foes. Hut thcro. is explicit au
thority in low for a charge for records
of copyright and copies of copyright.
The time of tho clerk required in mak
ing tho search is of value to tho gov
ernment, nnd it seems to mo only
right thut litigants and others desiring
to uso that time should be required to
I ay for it. 1 calculated that about
fifty eoati an hour was' tho value
of tho tlmo of my assistants who woro
employed on this work, and I based
my charges on that calculation. Every
dollar that I havo received from this
source and tho requests for searches
havo been very numerous I havo
turned into tlio treasury. I havo made
no distinction between theio fees and
thoso reoeived from copyrights, and
have turned them nil in as copyright
fees. That is all I caro to say on the
CHEWED HIS OWN NOSE.
Horrible Sceno- In tlio Dunning Asjluru
Described by ii Doctor.
Chicago, Aug. 22. Tho investigation
of tho county c mmissioners into the
muungement of tlio Dunning liuano
usylum began yesterday. Thirty thous
and words of testimony were taken at
tho first bitting. Toward tho end of
thu day's sitting came a horrible story
that in detail was moro barbarous than
the story of tho I'uclk murder. It was
told l3 Dr. McGraw, resident physi
cian of Dunning asylum. It concerned
a battle between two mad men, wio
luid fought in the corridor of ward 2,
while Anderson, accessory to tho mur
der of Pucilc was on watch. These two
patients quarreled over some silly,
They came to blows. Thoy tore at
each other's faces und rolled about tho
floor while Anderson looked ou. Ono
of them iu the frenzy of a raving ma
niac, sot his teeth into tho faco of tho
other, lio bit off his nose, and spat it
out on tho stone- floor of the corridor.
Thomuniac with whom this patient
was battling sprang away from tho
death grip, fell bleeding und bcream
Ing to the Hoar, baw tho flesh torn
from his own fuee, stuffed It into liU
mouth and chewed his own noto to a
pulp and swallowod it He said that
it would mako it grow again, und An
derson looked on.
This was tho sworn testimony of Dr
McGraw, rosldont physician nt Dun
ning asylum. While ft was being giv
en ono of the commissioners turned
sick und palo. Julu Adams, ono oi tho
committee, covored her face with her
fuee with her hands and clutched at
tho aim of her chair
At cripple Creek, Col., overy availa
ble sp.ico throughout the district is
covered with flowing posters announc
ing tho coming bull flght at Glllet
Fifty carpenters aro putting tho flaUh
ing touches on the bull ring.
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