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ALL OVER .THE STATE.
On the night of the 4th the town hall
at Wayne , occupied as county offices , was
destroyed , by fire. All of the countv rec
ords , together with the plant of the Wayne
Tribune , were removed , but the chairs and
organ in the hall were burned. The fire is
supposed have been set by a "drunk' '
Incarcernted-ln the sheriff's room for the
night. Loss about $4,000 ; insured for $2-
Marion Chambers , " who resides abont
two and one-half miles southwest of Crab
Orchard , bad his house blown over while he
and his wife and two children were in it.
Mr. C. was bruised up .considerably , his
wife received severe external injuries , and
the children were shook up to some extent.
Ex-City Marshal Guthrie , of Omaha ,
after a hard fought trial lasting ten days ,
nas'been found guilty of bribery and re
manded to jail for sentence. The trial of
ex-Mayor Chase on the same charge will
commence in a few days.
William A. Hickman , of Smith
Centre , Kansas , a notorious character who
was once tried in the district court of
Franklin county for shooting with intent to
MIL met his death on the 4th accidentally ,
at Oxford. He went into a livery stable
and drank some horse medicine , containing
poison , from a bottle , supposing it to be
whisky , and died soon after.
Fruitgrowers throughout the state
are urged to make at once complete reports
with regard to the condition of orchardR ,
* prospective yield of fruit , etc. , to J. T. Al
len , Omaha. Hints as to the varieties of
apples which do best , as well as informa
tion regarding increased acreage , are re
quested , together with all points and facts
which lean upon the fruit crop of Nebraska.
There are 10S.887 school children in
the state and the June apportionment of the
school fund shows $303,401.35 to be dis
tributed for their benefit.
Harrison , the "boy preacher , " is
holding forth at Lincoln ind drawing large
audiences. Indications are that there is
quite a religious awakening at the capital
city through his efforts.
Frank Kostland , of Seward county ,
is out a valuable mare and colt killed by
lightning. The barn in which the animals
stood was not much damaged.
Frank James , the Missourian of un
savory reputation , has been spending a sea
son of recreation in Nebraska City.
As an evidence that Creighton is get
ting to the front , it is noted that a bank
with a capital of $25,000 has Just been or
ganized , while a $3.000.opera house and an
extensive skating rink will soon be num
bered among other improvements of the
Mr. Klingman , " of Pawnee county ,
has recently had a cow go mad that was
bitten by a dog in April. A man named
Ashley , of the same county , also had a hog
go mad that was bitten at the same time.
John Lenon , recently arrested in
Omaha , charged with having stolen $1,600
from his room-mate , died in Jail In that city
from delirium tremens. *
A man named Collaway is in the
Herrick county Jail , being held for murder
committed in North Carolina in 1883. He
was arrested near Grand Island. Corres
pondence with the North Carolina authori
ties is now in progress , and will doubtless
soon result in the prisoner being taken to
the scene of his operations.
James S. Reynolds suicided at Utica
on the 5th. He was an old resident. The
cause for the deed is not known.
Mrs. Calkins , of Beatrice , aged 73 ,
was out driving when the horse ran away ,
and she was thrown to the ground , being
severely injured. Two little , girls in the
carriage with her were unhurt.
The loan and building association of
Central City has now been in operation
more than a year , and is in a flourishing
James Reynolds , of Utica , suicided a
few days ago by hanging. He was a man
about 60 years of age , and is thought to
have been troubled about family matters.
Wm. Wheeler , a cowooy , wording
for the Ogallala Land and Cattle company ,
was drowned in the North Platte river , ten
miles north of BIg'Springs , while crossing
The value of real and personal prop
erty in Douglas county , in which the city of
Omaha is located , is 62,000,000. There has
been an increase in the assessed valuation
of property of 1884 over that of 1883 of
$1,083,865.92 , or about 10 per cent.
Mrs. Manning , who mysteriously dis
appeared a few days ago from Sterling ,
while visiting her daughter , Mrs. Heward ,
and for whom Mr. Heward advertised , has
been heard from , having reached her home
in Cambridge-Keb. , all right and without
a cent of money.
' J ? Srmer , the owner of a
-9& "mill near Percival , Iowa , was
"held up" by some unknown parties
in Nebraska City and robbed of $150 in cash
and a silver watch.
On'the morning of the Fourth , a man
and his wife , living near De Witt , started
in a"wagori to drive to town to attend the
celebration. They had gone but a short
distance when the woman was stricken with
heart disease and died iristantiy.
The Plum Creek Pioneer says ? "A
frightful affair occurred yesterday afternoon
IniPhelps county. AB. CrandalU a farmer
living a few .miles'west of Wilttamsburg
postoffice , with/Ms'faaily drove to a neigh
bor's to spebd/'the Fourtb. Upon arrival
there the horses were'unhitched and tied to
the wagon , in which a twomonths' old in
fant was left lying asleep. Some time af
terward the baby wa discovered with its
feet off , or nearly so , one of the horses hav
ing eaten them off. ' '
In Dawson county , while John Wis-
ner was driving home from town with his
family , a sudden and violent lurch of the
wagon threw his 12-year-old daughter out
of the vehicle'to the ground. One of the
wagon wheels passed over the girl's head ,
almost severing one of her ears , but for
tunately doing no more serious damage.
A severe rain and wind storm struck
Fullerton and surrounding'country last
week , in the midst of which two or three
'houses were moved from their foundations
B. P. Miller lost thirteen head of cattle by
lightning , George Young one , and a party
near Central City five.
Judge Parker , in conversation with a
Lincoln reporter remarked that there never
had been a time in the history of that city
when there was such a demand for children
to adopt as at present. Applications * are
made every day DJ respectable people , and
for every child that is left homeless and des
titute there are a dozen persons eager to
adopt it and bring it up as their own. With ,
this state of things there ought to be , says
the Journal , someway by which the help
less tittle Innocents who are abused by their
natural parents copld be given to those who'
would give them good ; > homes and proper
A llaw and order league has been or
ganized at Omaha. The object of the pro
posed organization may be gleaned from
the following clause of the constitution :
"Itfobject shall be to secure , by all proper
means the suppression of the sale of liquor
to minors and drunkards , and the enforce
ment of the laws and ordinances regulating
the sale of intoxicating liquors , and such
other laws and ordinances as the league may
from time to time direct. "
f OBK OF CONGRESS.
The Session Closed and Mem
bers Again Returned to
What Has Been Accomplished in
the Session Which- Has
Revenue Agents Dismissed from the
Service Senate Coflrmations
Monday , July 6. The senate and
house continued in session all Saturday
night and Sunday in order to dispose of the
various appropriation and other measures
pending , and a vast amount of business was
transacted. The president arrived at his
room In the capital at 11 p. m. Sunday , his
cabinet and private secretaries accompany *
ing him , and remained until after midnight.
He signed the fortification and postoffice ap
propriation bills and a number of private
MONDAY , July 7. About 245 the vice-
president pro tern ( Mr. Edmunds ) said :
' Senators , the hour that closes the first
session of the forty-eighth congress has
come. It fills almost a century of a consti
tutional republican government of the people
ple , whose career has excited the wonder
and admiration of mankind. Let us hope
that our labors as representatives of the
state and people may justify the placing of
another white stone In the long shining
pathway of the republic. However ardent
and perplexing may have been our labors ,
however exciting may have been the con
tests , opposing opinions and politics , no
one of us , I think , can meet the hour of
separation without emotions and , I hope ,
not unpleasant solicitude that embrace
the past , present and future. The
smallness of our number and the
peculiar nature of our organization , which
embraces potent participation in the action
of our organization governmental , legisla
tive , executive and Judicial , produces an
intimacy of personal relations as pleasant as
it is important , and makes the movement
when we separate one of peculiar interest
and tenderness. The chair makes his sin
cere and grateful acknowledgments for the
very flattering resolution of the senate
touching the administrative duties imposed
on him by his office. He is glad and proud
to say that , without exception , he has been
aided by constant kindness , courtesy , and
the assistance of all the members of the sen
ate and its officers. The chairman , in now
performing the last formal act of the session ,
wishes for all of you every fealty , and begs
to express to each one of you his heartfelt
personal friendship and good will. The
present sitting of the forty-eighth congress
stands adjourned without date. "
SUNDAY , July 7. In the absence of
Speaker Carlisle , who left for Chicago at 3
o'clock this morning , the house was called
to order by the clerk of the house and a
short recess was taken.
After recess Randall offered a resolution
appointing J. C. S. Blackburn as speaker
pro tern during the temporary absence of
the speaker. Adopted unanimously.
Blackburn , on taking the chair , thanked
the house for the mark of confidence , and
said he would endeavor to deserve it. The
house then took another recess until 11:30.
Theho'usereassembled at. 11:30 and at
11:35 adjourned , and.the session tof Satur
day was closed.
The session of Monday began at noon ,
and on motion of Eandall the house concur
red in the senate amendment to the ad
journment resolution * fixing the hour for
final adjournment at 2 o'clock.
At 2 o'clock Randall announced that the
committee appointed to wait upon the presi
dent had performed that duty , and the
president rad no further communications
to make to the house.
On motion of "Wolford the bill passed in
creasing the pension of soldiers who have
lost an arm at the shoulder Joint to the
amount received by those who have lost a
leg at the hip Joint.
.t 2:15 recreation of the call of the house
was indulged in. The doors were closed
and excuses made for absentees , the favor
ite excuse being offered that the gentlemen
were in Chicago on important business.
Finally , on motion of Young , the house ex
cused all the democratic members , who are
in Chicago engaged in the patriotic duty of
nominating a man for the presidency who
would beat the republican ticket , but the
call did not consume time fast enough , and
the hands of the clock were advanced ten
The speaker pro tern , wishing each and
every member a safe return to his home ,
declared the house adjourned without day.
[ Applause. ] Leave-taking and handshaking
ing followed , and the hall was soon de
Lewis Richmond , of Rhode Island ,
minister resident and consul general of the
United States In Portugal ; Alphonso Taft ,
of Ohio , envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary of the United States to Eus-
sla ; John A. Kasson , of Iowa , envoy extra
ordinary and minister plenipotentiary of
the United States to Germany ; John M.
Francis , envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary of the United States to
Austria and Germany ; Samuel H. Baynes ,
consul-general at Borne , Italy ; John W.
Lacy , of Indiana , chief Justice of the su
preme court of Wyoming ; Andrew I. Lewis ,
Illinois , clerk of the district court of Alaska ;
Chas. S. Zane , of Illinois , chief Justice of
the supreme court of Utah ; Seward Smith ,
of Iowa , associate justice of the supreme
court of.Dakota ; B. W. Haskell , of Iowa ,
attorney general of the United States for
Alaska.REVENUE AGENTS DISCHARGED.
In pursuance with the provision of
the legislative. Judicial and executive ap
propriation bill reducing the Internal reve
nue agents from thirty-five to twenty , the
commissioner of internal revenue has or
dered thedischarge of the following named
agents : ' J : . McCuslck , California ; John
Young- Tennessee ; John M. Burns , Ken
tucky ; J. B. TfcCoy , Wisconsin ; James A.
Bay , Kentucky ; < ? . B. Harrislon , Tennes
see ; John B. Baum , Illinois ; Jasper Pack
ard. Indiana ; W. L. Hollister , Minnesota ;
A. M. Crane , California ; J. L. Trumbull ,
The Choctaw troubles , which origi
nated in. the refusal of certain property
owners to pay permit tax , has assumed a
serious attitude. Mllow Hoyt , a prominent
Choctaw leader , has been outlawed and-
"driven Into the Cherokee nation , where he
has a gang of about thirty men , mostly des
perate characters , who have rallied to his
The house of representatives granted
the committee on expenditures for the de
partment of Justice lxty days in which to
file its report on the star-route investiga
tion and the Investigation of fiaudulent ac
tion of United States court officials.
The river and harbor bill has finally
passed both houses of congress. It appro
priates' $600,000 for the Missouri river and
the provision for a Missouri river commis
sion was retained.
fire in Lachine , Canada , destroyed
forty houses , prlncipa'Jy occupied by poor
laborers. Three hundred people are home
less. Loss , $50,000.
Work has been suspended at the
Washington navy yard awing to a failure of
congress to make an appropriation for its
Woerschaffer & Co. , C. Coblanch &
Co.W. G. Mortimer and William Bobln-
son , of New York , bondholders of the Denvei
and Bio Grande railroad , made application
before Judge Hallet in Denver for a receiver
for that corporation.
Three children belonging to a family
named Halns , living near the Kingman
county line , Kansas , were burned to death.
The mother left the children at home and
went to a neighbor's on an errand. Upon
returning she found the house in flames and
the children burned to a crisp.
Pillot , aged 60 , husband of Mrae.
Janauschek , the actress , was found dead
from heart disease , in his apartments in
The Central Pacific company has re
ceived the announcement of the completion
and opening to traffic of the Central Ameri
can railroad from San Jose De Guatemala
to the city of Guatemala , a distance of sev
enty miles. The road is under the control
of the Central Pacific system.
The Spanish minister to Washington
says the reports afloat of a proposed sale or
transfer of Cuba by the Spanish government
are untruthful and absurd
At Austin , 111. , Henry Summers and
May Whitney , a young couple who have
been keeping company , were found lying
on the sidewalk with bullet hqles in their'
heads. The girl has remained unconscious
ever since. Summers says she shot him
and then herself.
Two leading lumber yards of Toledo ,
O. . suffered by fire.on Wednesday'last ' as
follows : Mitchell & Rowell Lumber com
pany , $23,000 ; insurance , $25,600 ; Nelson ,
Holmes & Co. , $70,000 ; fully insured. Over
$5,000,000 of property was jeopardized.
The fire is supposed to have been caused by
the sparks of a passing tug.
Phobe Peck has died in Westfield ,
N.iY. , at the great age of 103 years , She
was born in Cbarleton , Saratoga county ,
and has been a resident of Westfield since
An old feud between two gamblers ,
* 'Prince" McGowan and Augustus Slater
of Baltimore , was the cause of a street fight
in which the former was shot and instantly
killed. Slater is in Jail to answer to the
charge of murder. He is a nephew to Rob
ert J. Slater of political fame.
One of the train wreckers who have
made several attempts to throw the cars of
the Illinois Central railroad from the track ,
near Duck Hill , has been arrested , and it
is probable the balance of the gang will be
The crop report of the agricultural
department relative to cotton shows the
rain has been excessive , but there is noth
ing at present to render a fair crop impossi
ble. The next sixty days will be awaited
with interest , if not anxiety. The general
average condition is one point'lower than at
the time of the last report 86 instead of 87.
The area in corn has increased about 2 per
cent. The .total area will be between 69 , -
000,000 and 70,000,000 acres. A few states
report a decrease Maine , Massachusetts ,
New York , Louisiana and Minnesota.
There is a good degree of uniformity in the
increase in southern and central districts.
It is 5 per cent in Iqwa , 20 in Nebraska and
30 in Dakota. There is also an increase on
the Pacific coast.
The editor of the New York Sun has
agreed to prepare apaper to be read before
the First regiment the Union Veteran
army of Boston. It will contain the secret
history of Davis' visit to General Sheridan
at the front during the last campaign in the
A telegram from Bayard , Md. , says A ,
man named Stevenson was shot through tKe
heart and instantly killed by James Glenn.T
The tragedy was caused by the alleged inti
macy of Glenn with Stevenson's wife.
The receivers of the Wabash make a
general announcement that Vice President
Talmage , of the Missouri Pacific , has
severed his connectiou with that property
and will take entire charge of general man
agement of the Wabash system. The court ,
in original instructions , ordered the re
ceivers of the Wabash to cancel the lease of
propertyvto the Iron Mountain and the sepa
rate the management of the two properties
Coroner Muscroft , of Cincinnati , has
ended the investigation on the dead bodies
of the persons killed in the late riot. He
enumerates fifty-three whose bodies' he
buried. Of these he finds that Captain
Desmond was killed by unknown persons in
the mob ; one man ( Goetzshot himself aect-
ientally ; another , named Smaiz , was un
lawfully shot on Sunday afternoon by the
militia , and all the others were Justifiably
killed , they baring failed to obey the com
mand of the sheriff to disperse.
Advices from Marseilles state that
the number of persons who have left there
on account of the cholera has reached 15,000.
Even the magistrates are becoming panic-
stricken and deserting their posts. The
use of pork by the army is forbidden , and
school children are forbidden to drink only
weak coffee or heavily diluted rum when
The number of deaths from cholera
has reached at Toulon five and at Marseilles
Following is an authentic copy of a
communication forwarded to Chicago to
Mr. Barnum , chairman of the national
committee , fromMr. Tilden : ' 'I have re
ceived your telegram Informing me of the
disposition to nominate me for the presi
dency , and asking , 'Will you accept the
unanimous nomination of the convention ? '
and also a telegram from Mr. Manning
saying : 'It seems absolutely necessary that
you ( I ) should answer Barnum's telegram
as soon as possible. ' Your inquiry was ex
plicitly answered in the negative by my let
ter of June 10th to Mr. Manning. "
At the great prohibition campmeeting
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atDecatur , 111. , the agitator , Dr. Boole ,
discussed the-barbarism of liquor legislation
at considerable length before a large ciowd.
He holds that no legislature has constitu
tional authority to legislate on the liquor
traffic except to forever prohibit it , and tbat
all legislation is usurpation of political
power , a violation of the constitution and
ON THE WAR PATH.
The TJte Indians Blake an Attack on a Col
orado Cattle Camp Fire Hos-
Wilson , Carlisle and Johnson's cattle
camp , in the western part of LaPlatte
county , near the Utah line , was attacked by
Ute Indians July 3d. Charles Cook and
Adolph Lusk , employes of the cattle com
pany , were badly wounded. Five Indians
were killed and a number wounded.
Eleven horses were killed by the Indians
and one hundred stolen.
The cowboys were driven off and their
camp outfit burned. The provisions were
carried away by the Indians. Two of the
Wilson boys , eight and ten years old , rode
29 hours without food or rest , and arrived
at'Durango in exhausted condition.
Sixteen thousand head of cattle are left at
the mercy of the Indians. Colonel Hall ,
commandant at Fort Lewis , dispatched a
company of cavalry to drive the Indians
back to the reservation. The Indians will
probably reach the reservation well sup
plied with horses and catte before the sol
diers get in reach of them.
THE POLITICAL fOBLD.
The Outcome of the Democratic
National Convention at
Mr. Cleveland , of New York , the
Standard-Bearer in the Com
EX-GOT. Hendricks i gain Occupies the
Second Place on the National
CHICAGO , June 8. The approach of
the hour for the assembling of the conven
tion was marked by the arrival of delegates
in large bodies and a great crush of people
at the doorways , which provoked contusion.
The arrival of the California delegation car
rying a banner at their head , provoked the
first outburst of enthusiasm in the body of
At 12:40 , Chicago time , the convention
was called to order by ex-Senator Barnum ,
chairman of the national democratic com
Prayer was offered by Rev. D. C. Mar-
quard , of the Northwestern Theological
. He for ' 'a
seminary. prayed blessing on
this assembly of representative citizens.
That they should be endowed plentifully
with that wisdom that is first pure , then
peaceable and gentle and easy to be entreat
ed : that nothing should be done through
strife or vain Jealousy , but that they should
be filled with that cbarity which is not
puffed up and doth not behave itself un-
seemingly. ' ' He prayed that their deliber
ations would be guided to such conclusions
that would best promote the glory of God
and the welfare of the nation.
Hon. R. B. Hubbard , of Texas , was
unanimously elected temporary chairman
of the convention. The chair appointed
Senator R. H. Jones , of Louisiana , Hon.
George T. Barnes , of Georgia , and Hon.
Abram S. Hewitt , of New York , a commit
tee to wait upon Mr. Hubbard , and con
duct him to the chair.
Mr. Hubbard , on taking the chair , gave
thanks for the honor done him , and which
he accepted , not as a tribute to himself ,
but as a compliment to the great state from
which he came a state which is absolutely
cosmopolitan in every fibre.
The rest of the temporary organization
was then announced as follows : Temporary
secretary , Frederick O. Prince , of Massa
chusetts : assistant secretaries , E. L. Jaer-
ritt , of Illinois : Geo. . Guthrie , of Penn
sylvania ; G. L. Johnston of Iowa ; Robert
M. Bashford , of Wisconsin ; Chas. M. Val-
landigham , of Missouri ; H. J. Lyne , of
Tennessee ; Michael D. Barrett , of New
Jersey ; reading clerks , T. O- Walker , of
Iowa ; Thomas S. Pettltt , of Washington ,
D. C. ; Nicholas M. Bell , of Missouri ; Jas.
E. Morrison , of New York , and H. L.
Bryan , of Delaware ; official stenographer ,
Edwin P. Dickinson , of New York ; ser
geant a1armsRichard | J Bright , of Indiana.
The rest ol the temporary organization
having been announced , Smalley , of Ver
mont , a member of the national committee ,
offered a resolution that the rules of the last
democratic convention shall govern this
body , except that in voting for candidates
no state should be allowed to change its
vote until the roll of the states haU been
called and until every state had cast its
Grady , of New York , offered as an
amendment the following :
"And when the vole of the state , as an
nounced by the chairman of the delegation
of such state , is challenged by any member
of the delegation , tben the secretary shall
call the names of the individual delegates
from the state and their individual prefer
ences as expressed shall be recorded as the
vote of such state. ' ' .
After a good deal of discussion on both
sides of the question Grady's amendment
was voted on as follows : Total vote cast ,
795 ; for the amendment , 332 ; against , 463 ;
notvotlng , 70.
Adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow.
The committee on permanent organiza
tion met this evening and decided to re
commend to the convention the name of
Colonel W. F. Vilas , of Wisconsin , for
permanent chairman , and that the remain
ing officers of the temporary organization
tie made permanent.
CHICAGO , July 9. The convention
was called to orderat 12:27 , and was opened
with prayer by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Mc
Laren of the diocese of Chicago. He prayed
that the proceedings might be tempered by
the sobar contemplations of the future , so
that future generations might enjoy the re
sults of law-regulated liberty and not have
to suffer the consequences of a rash disre
gard of the eternal laws of God. He prayed
that the influence of patriotism might be
supreme in the convention , and that all
things might be done in it for the welfare of
the land and the glory of God.
Harrison , of Illinois , offered the follow
ing resolution : ' 'That the members of the
Democratic National Veteran association ,
now in conference in this city , who have not
been supplied with tickets of admission be
allowed to enter and occupy the vacant seats
In the galleiy. ' ' The resolution was unani
The report of the committee on permanent
organization was then made , the name of
W. H. Vilas , of Wisconsin , being presented
as president , with a list of vice presidents
( one from each state ) and several secreta
ries and assistants , and that the secretaries
and clerks of the temporary organization be
continued under the permanent organiza
tion. The report was unanimously adoi't-
ed , and Hendricks , of Indiana , with five
other gentlemen , were appointed a commit
tee to escort Mr. Vilas to the chair.
The temporary chairman In presenting
Mr. Vilas to the convention returned thanks
lor the charity and forbearance shown to
ward himself , and which , he siid , the per
manent chairman would need much less.
Mr. Vilas in taking the chair returned
thankfor the honor done him , not as a
recognition of himself but of the young
democracy of the northwest. It was their
fair due. It was a tribute to their lofty zeal
and patriotism. They hailed it as a pres
age and prototype of the coming triumph.
[ Applause. ] This convention was assem
bled to consider a great cause , to pronounce
a * momentous Judgment. Its hand was on
the helm of a mighty nation. Earth's
greatest , noblest , free society would rejoice
In the well considered work of the conven
tion. Its import and value lay not in the
hope of mere party victory , in clutching the
spoils of office. The opportunity was preg
nant with mighty possibilities of good to
Snowden , of Pennsyvania , offered a reso
lution for the call of the roll of states and
the placing in nomination of candidates for
president and vice-president.
A motion was made to lay on the table
Snowden's motion and to go into the nomi
nations now. That question was taken by
a vote of states and resulted in the negative.
Harrison , of Illinois , moved an adjourn
ment till 7 p. m. Lost , f
Clurie , of California , moved an adjourn
ment till to-morrow. Lost. Call of states
for nomination for president and vice presi-
dent.was then (2 p. m. ) commenced.
When the state of Delaware was called
there was an immediate outbreak of cheers.
After the uproar had subsided Mr. George
Gray , of Delaware , nominated Thos. F.
When the state of Indiana was called , Mr.
Hendricks. of that state , came to the plat
form amid loud applause , and in an able
speech nominated Mr. McDonald.
General Black , of Illinois , seconded the
nomination of McDonald.
Jotfn W. Breckenridge , of California , wa
introduced by the chairman as the son o
the last democratic vice-president who was
not unjustly deprived of bis office. He
stepped upon the platform and nominate
Allen G. Thurman , of Ohio , a man who , 1
nominated , he said , would be the nex
president of the United States. The nomin
ation of Mr. Thurman was endorsed bj
General Durbin Ward , of Ohio ,
When the state of Massachusetts was
called the response was awaited with much
curiosity. Cheers and hisses were about
equally balanced , but it was announced by
Mr. Abbott that Massachusetts bad no nom
ination to make at this time , the nomination
of Bayard having been so eloquently seconded
ended by Hooker , of Mississippi.
At 3:55 Mr. Lock wood , of New York ,
came up to the platform to put in nomina
tion Mr. Cleveland. The nomination was
seconded by Mayor Harrison , of Chicago.
Other speeches were made seconding the
nomination of Cleveland.
Mr. Grady , of New York , said he should
be glad to second Mr. Cleveland's nomina
tion except that ho knew that that gentle
man could not carry the state of New York.
The sure and unerring test of that fact was
that the last democratic convention of New
York was equally divided against him , and
the delegateu-at-large were divided between
his friends and opponents.
A motion to suspend the order of business
was made anil-carried , and at:20 ( ! : the con
vention took a recets till 11:30 a. m. to
CHICAGO , July 10. Couvention
called to order at 11:10 a. m. ; prayer was
offered-by Rev. Geo. E. Lorimcr , of Chi
cago. Delegate Mansur , of Missouri , seconded
ended Thurman'a nomination.
Governor Hoadly , of Ohio , was placed in
nomination by Thos. E. Powell.
Mr. Hoadly had received the largest en
dorsemenfever given to a democrat In Ohio ,
getting 10,000 more votes than Hancock had
received in 1880. He was known to t he na
tion as a great lawyer , a wise statesman , a
( earless and aggressive leader , a man of ac
knowledged ability and of undoubted in
tegrity , a man of courage as well as of wis
The state of Pennsylvania having been
reached In the call , Senator William * . .
Wallace , of that state , came to the platform
to nominate Mr. Randall. The speaker
dwelt on Mr. Randall's long and useful offi
cial life. "He has been practically the
leader in the national house of representa
tives for seventeen years , favoring a reduc
tion of taxation and an economical admlnis-
tion of the government. He has with skill
and success resisted the lavish expenditure
of the money of the people , the waste of the
public domain and unconstitutional and ty-
ranical force bills. ' '
Governor Abbott , of New Jersey , seconded
ended the nomination of Randall. He said
Randall would sweep New Jersey like a
great political cyclone. He was the friend
of laborers "everywhere , and the convention
could do no better than to nominate him.
John W. Cummmgs , of Massachusetts ,
nade a strong speech for Bayard , stating
.hat he was the man above all others who
could sweep the southern states.
When the state of Wisconsin was called it
was announced that a majority of that dele
gation had voted to support the nomination
> f Governor Cleveland and had assigned
their chairman ( Gen. Bragg ) to second the
Gen. Braggdeclared that the yonng demo
crats of Wisconsin loved and respected Mr.
Cleveland , not only for himself , for his
character , for his Integrity , Judgment and
ron will , but tney loved him most for the
enemies that he had made.
An altercation here took place between
Bragg and Senator Grady , or New York.
Harry O. Kent , of New Hampshire , also
seconded Cleveland's nomination.
The roll of slates being completed , the
convention adjourned till evening.
At 8:25 p. m. the convention was called to
order , and a resolution was offered by
Henry , of Mississippi , expressing the rc-
; ret and. intense adiniratloaof the conven-
ion at reading the statesmanlike and patri
otic letter of Samuel J. Tilden , in which he
made known the overpowering and provi
dential necessity which constrained him to
decline the nomination to the presidency ;
condemning the fraud and violence by
which Tilden and Hendricks were cheated
out of their offices in 1876 , expressing re-
; ret that the nation has been deprived of
, he lofty patriotism and splendid executive
and administrative ability of Mr. Tilden ,
and appointing a committee to convey these
sentiments to that gentleman.
On motion of Cleaveland , of New Jersey ,
t was ordered that states and territories be
now called for the names of members of the
national democratic committee.
The following were announced as such
members : Alabama , Henry Semple ; Ar-
cansas , S. W. Fordyce ; California , M. F.
Tarpey ; Colorado , M. S. Walker ; Con
necticut , W. H. Barnum ; Florida , Samuel
Pasco ; Georgia , Patrick Walsh ; Illinois ,
S. Corning Judd ; Indinia , Austin H.
Jrown ; Iowa , M. M. Haram ; Kansas , C.
y. Blair ; Kentucky , Hinry V. McHenry ;
Louisiana. B. F. Jones ; Maine , Edmund
Wilson ; Maryland , A. P. Gorham ; Michi
gan , Don M. Dickinson ; Minnesota , P. H.
Kelly ; Missouri , John G. Pralher ; Missis
sippi , C. A. Johnson ; Nebraska , James E.
Joyd ; Nevada , DennisJI. McCarthy ; New
Hampshire , A. W. Sullaway ; North Caro-
ina , M. W. Ransom ; Ohio , W. W. Arm-
trongRhodeIsland ; , J. B. Barnaby ; South
Carotin * , Francis W. Dawson ; Tennesse ,
Roberts. Looney ; Texas , 0. T. Holt ; Ver
mont , Hon. B. Smalley ; Virginia , JohnS.
Barber ; West Virginia , Lewis Baker ;
Wisconsin , William F. Vilas ; Arizona , W.
K. Meade , District of Columbie , William
Jickson ; Idaho , John Haley ; Dakota , U.
H. Day ; Utah , J. B. Roseborough ; Mon
tana , W. J. McCormick ; Washington Ter
ritory , J. A. Kutm ; New Mexico , not an
nounced ; Wyoming , M. E. Post.
The first ballot was then taken , resulting :
Cleveland 392 , Bayard 170 , Thurman 83 ,
iandalI78 , McDonald 56 , Carlisle27 , Hoadly
3 , Flower 1. Adjourned at 1:10 a. m.
CHICAGO , July 11. The convention
was called to order at 11 o'clock and prayer
was offered by Rev. Dr. Clinton Locke , of
Grace church , Chicago. He prayed that
the consultations of the body be for the
furtherance of Just and equal laws , for the
jreservation of liberty , for the punishment
of wrong-doers and for the praise of those
who do weil ; that every delegate should be
jept from being guided by his own
selfish gain , by his own pride or by his own
ikings or disliking. He prayed that in the
; reat and noble contest which was opening
jefore tne American people there would be
a cessation from strife and anger ; thatmen's
eyes should not be blinded to that which i
fair and just ; that all corruption , bribery
and illegal voting be kept far away , and
that after the election the whole people may
oin in the support of the president.
1 he chairman said he had received , among
other letters and telegrams from all parts of
the country , one fromMr. Godwin , of Mas-
s-ichusets , with the presentation of a gavel
nade up from woods and relics from dif-
terent parts of the world.
The convention then proceeded to the
second ballot. Great enthusiasm was mani
fested for ex-Gov. Hendricks during the
balloting. Following is the final vote :
Cleveland 6S3 , Bayard 81 , Hendricks 45 ,
scattering 10. Nominations for a candi
date for vice president being in order ,
these were presented , by California , Gen.
Wm. E. Rosecrans ; by Colorado , Jos. E.
Mi Donald ; by Georgia , Gen J. C. Black , of
Illinois ; by Kansas , Gov. Glick ; by Penn
sylvania , ex-Gov. Hendncka. All the
names but the last were one by one with
drawn , Hendricks then receiving the entire
vote of the convention.
Resolutions of thanks were passed to the
emporary chairman , the permanent chair
man and the clerks and officers of the con
vention , also to the reportorial corps and
jrtss of the country for their accurate and
mpartial reports of the proceedings. The
chairman , on his own behalf , moved a vote
of thanks to the sergeant-at-arms , Mr. "
Bright , of Indiana. Adopted. Votes of
thanks were also passed to the mayor of the
city , Carter Harrison , and the chief of po
lice and to the citizens of Chicago for their
hospitality. The convention then adjourned ,
The Stat SmtMlcal Agent's Report .to
the National Department.
The Nebraska state statistical agent ,
of the Unitbd States department of agricul
ture , D. H. Wheel&i , In his report to the
department gives the following as represent
ing the condition of the principal crops of-
he state. July 1 :
Corn , acreage compared with 1883 , 192 :
The following la the average condition of-
the various productions : Corn , 99 percent ; ,
winter wheat , 102V ; spring wheat , 99X ;
winter rye , 101 ; spring rye , 102 ; oata , 98j :
bar.ey. 100 ; potatoes , acreage compared *
with 1883 , 120 ; average condition , 102 ; . I
bean * , acreage compared with 1883 * fl
IOCS ; sorghum , acreage compared
with 1883 , 102 ; . average condition , 973-5j
wool , amount complied with 1883. 108 ;
clover , condition compared with 1883 , 105 ;
timothy , 102 ; pasturape , 180 3-7 ; apples ,
lib" 3-5 ; grapes , 107K ; cherries , 250. There 1
is an increase in the acreage of corn of 32
per cent. Of wheat 10 per cent. Of pota
toes 20 per cent. Of beans over 6 per cent ,
and sorghum 2 per cent more than last '
The condition of crops is very much bet
ter than last year , although the season is
two weefis later. The weather during
June has been rather wet , although on the
No rust reported In the small grain , nor
are any of the crops affected by bugs or in
sect of any kind.
FLEEING FROM DEATH.
Terror Among the People of Toulon Over
the Cholera Epidemic.
The cholera outbreak produces effects
as tragic and sometimes * s comic as were
ever described In the many accounts in his
tory or fiction. The panic in Toulon is
almost disgusting. Out of 60,060 taxpayers
40,000 have fled , as many as 6,000 going in a.
single day. Terror has even extended to
the marines , for when the admiral allowed
them to leave on good cause shown , every
marine produced a letter with such cause.
Labor is suspended ; commercial acceptance-
cannot be paid ; numerous failures occur
daily , and the supply of provisions almost
stopped , laboring people having no money
to buy. All this tends enormously to in
crease the plague. Refugees usually occupy
louses in the suburbs , utterly unfit for
labitation , by large masses of people. Laun
dresses hava refused to wash the linen of
hospital patients. The work is done by
prisoners with promises of pardon. * Some
of the families in their flight left their valu
ables behind , and one of the difficulties of
.he civic authorities is to keep off thieves ,
'rom the plentiful harvest. Two thousand
[ talians , who have been sent outside tne
, own , are prevented from moving there-
rom , either on French or toward Italian
territory , by Italian carriblne on one side ,
ind French ge'nd'armes on the other. la
jondon carbolic acid is btrewn over some
of the streets , and cholera had .suddenly
) cen lifted to a parliamentary argument.
A MEXICAN BULL FIGI1T.
The First Exhibition of the Kind on.
The first Mexican , bull fight on Amer-
can soil occurred at Dodge Ctty , Kansas , a
ew days ago. A large number of visitors.
arrived on trains from the east and west and
500 cowboys were present. The fight took.
> Iace at the fair ground in an area 100 feet
n diameter , enclosed by a fence eight feet
ligh and provided with eight escapes and
wo ladders. There were nve bull fighters
and four animals. The fin > t bull ushered
nto the ring made only a fair fight , f urnish-
ng over half an hour's amusement. The
econd was too quiet and , showing no
pint , was withdrawn. The third pranced
nto the ring , throwing up clouds of dust.
Alter being angered by several spear
hrusts he made matters very lively and
after being exhausted was lassoed and
Iragged from the ring. The fourth proved
a failure and the crowd demanded the first
bull , which was returned to the ting.
After a brisk fight and much charging the
lic'ador gave him a fatal thrust with his.
ance and he fell dead. One of the mata-
lors was severely injured about the ribs in
; he final encounter and may not recover ,
'he crowd was greatly excited during the
xhibition. There were from 3,000 to 4,000
A Domestic Difficulty.
John T. Huber , a successful and
wealthy merchant of this city , was sued
ight months ago for desertion by his wife ,
Catherine S. Huber , who , in her complaint ,
barged her husband with maintaining crim-
nal relations "with a young and beautiful
widow who was well known in a lar e social
ircle. Mr. Huber contested the suit , and ,
n the examination Defore a master appoint-
d by the court , the maid and other seivants
mployed by the widow were called to the
tand and gave strong evidence against their
mistress. Society shuts its doors against
ler , but pending the report of the master
Ir. Huber , whose resentment against his
wife had become very bitter , filed a plea of'
ivorce from her alleging that when he mar
ried her she was already the lawful wife of
Charles Quiner , a Californian. bv whom she
was deserted fifteen years ago. Ifr. Huber's-
motive in pressing the suit against his wife
s , she says , his desire to marry the widow
whose name has been associated with his. .
Joth families are wealthy.
Shot in a Saloon.
In Gennantown , Pa. , John S. Sutton , a.
milding contractor , entered the saloon of
Joseph E. Songster on Miller street about
o'clock in the morning. A discussion over
he Chicago convention arose. Songster ,
who is a democrat , made an insulting re
mark about Blaine , and said that Cleveland ,
or any other democrat could beat him.
Sutton cautioned him facetiously against
alking that way in this Blaine stronghold ,
and Songster retorted that he would "shoot
a hole through a Blaine man any day.J >
Without provocation the saloonkeepers-went
) ehind the bar , obtained a revolver of large
calibre and pointing it at Sutton's-head de-
iberately fired , the ball entering the brain ,
about two inches above the right ear. The
vounded man fell to the floor and was
aken as quickly as possible to the German-
own hospital , where he died. His assail
ant is under arrest. Sutton is a man of
ome prominence in political circles and
eaves a largft family.
A Youth's Murder on & Act.
At Pittsburg Joseph Seidensteiker ,
aged 13 , shot and mortally wounded Curly
Sshenbaugh , a little fellow only 6 years old.
Young Esenbaugh , who was an inmate of
he Episcopal Home for children , was with
an old lady and several children playing
n an orchard connected with the home ,
when Seidensteiker with three other boys
ntered the grounds. Seidensteiker was
lourishing a revolver and the old lady or
dered him away. He retorted with an oath ,
adding "I'll shoot some of you , . " andsait-
n ? the ac'ion to the words tiiedtwice. The
iret shoe lodged in a tree and the second
ook effect in E henbaugh's stomach Seid-
nsteiker and his companions then fled , and
lave not been captured.
A fifty-one pound watermelon and a
J pound tomato is what Hernando
county , Florida , has- done this season.
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