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   Burlington Hawk-Eye (Newspaper) - August 7, 1890, Burlington, Iowa                                SHOCKED TO HIS T r Jurierer Kemmler Electrocuted ai Dread Corrent to In Attempt ffTf Before the I4iwa Victim trial of Ihenew means of taking human ifMleWompted by humane has resulted 1n a sickening pre sented by the pinioned wretch at whoso vitalcenter was kept pounding for some moments an alternating current of Jelec though it ultimately de stroyed his suojectedthe criminal to iorture of nhich no living being has and which none can The imperfect rcgistrv of the current or faulty contact of irevented instantaneous The layman may gain somo conception of the urocess of this killing when the state ment Is made that a person whose body shaken into fragments eould othave suffered such pain as did Kemm ier whose nerve cells and tissues were not in a flash as but by the relatively slow strokes of electric hammers upon Kemmlers nerve was something won He never shock m given at 6 was continued about eighteen Two minutes after the current was cut off there was evidence of As soon as pos dble the current was then cut and again respiration was evident after a few Saliva came from tie the chest there was wheezing in the The shock was again put to the who tbedoctors was unconscious from the moment of the first Jfter a short time smoke appeared at the The flesh was The spectacle was most The war den says the voltage at the first shock vas it one hundred and eighty volts irhich run down to a point not After the third contact of four minutes tie man was declared The wardens certificate of death was signed by all and the party broke op at halfpast seven to meet at ifteen minutes past when the body would be ready for the THE STOET OP THE Kemmlers Great Minutes t of five oclock this morning there was a rap ping at the room doors and a gen eral awakening throughout the hotels in Warden Durston had left a quiet call for his and they were ordered to report at the prison at sii By all were present and seated in a little circle around the executive waiting for the ap pearance of the warden and his At the door at the right of the exe cution chair leading toward the execu tion room and Warden Durston Behind him walked a spruce looking broad shouldered little full and dressed in a suit of new clothing and a white shirt whose pol ished front was directly below the little tow of white This was William the man who was about to un dergo the sentence of Behind him walked Houghton and Chaplain Kwnmlcr was by far the coolest man in tho He did not look about the room with any special degree ot He hesitated as the door was closet behind him and looked by an attendant on the other side as though he did not know what to A wooden chair was placed in front aud a little to the right of the execution facing the little circle of Kcmraler sat composedly looking about him aud lien up and down without any evi dence of fear or of special interest in the He if as though he was rather pleased at being the center of After he had been seated the warden said this is William I lave warned him that he has got to die and if ho has anything to sav he will say As the warden finished Kemmler looked up and said in a highkeyed with outauy hesitation aud as though he had prepared himself with a speech I wish every one good luck in this world aud I think 1 am going to a good The papers have been saying a lot of stuff that isnt Thats all I have to TVith the conclusion of the speech he turned his back to the took off his coat and handed it to the This disclosed the fact that a hole had been cut from the hip of the trousers down so as to expose the base of the Kemmler then sat down in the electric chair as quietly as though he was sitting down to Tho warden stood on the right and George of They immediately began to adjust the straps around Kemmlers the condemned man holding up his arms so as to givethem every assist When the straps were adjusted about the the arms were fastened and then the warden leaned over and parted Kemmlcrs feet so as to bring nislcgs near the legs of the While tbo straps were being arranged Kemmler aid to the warden and his assistants Take your Dont be in a Be sure that everything is all Two or three times he repeat ed these Durston reas sured him with the remark that It would not hurt him and that he Durs would be with him all Jint it was not fear that Kemniler was rather a certain pride in theex f actness of the He seemed jo havo a greater interest in its success Juan those who had made the prepara tions for it and who were watching its progress to its final When io straps had boeu adjusted to the body anu limbs the warden placed his hand on head and ad justed a rubber with a saturated The war Pen then took in his hand a leather har ness w adjust it to the head of the con It was a muzzle of broad leather which went across the nAllViJI VHJ11L 41CJ U33 liUV lorcnead and chin of the man In the the top strap pressed down against moose of Kemmler until it was flat wucd down slightly his War aen Durston turned to the assembled uc lad finished these Do the doctors say it At the ivardcifs question Tell icppoa forward with a syringein and wetted tvto sponges I f at the the I hoaa and tbo otller atflie base The water he had impregnated with salt answered the wardens question sharp all which was Jiy the others ahout said Durston and then He stepped to the door and LC opening said 10 some one in to whom will prob r be known with nc is Almost the im and as stop watches in r ot somc ol the witnesses current udden con LC a spasm went over by part stirred more than a of an inch from its fcst The twitching that the mus ic face underwent gave it for a that hel limb or other of that consciousness 1 thtf rigid Position Seventeen the man at the current was shut off there was a relaxation of the body in the ohnir around the chair be rest of the witnesses nodded their ac Thero was no question in imriM M one that the upright object before them was The body was just about to be taken out of the when who was examining exclaimed Mc Donald see that rupture In a moment Spitzka and McDonald had bent over and looking where Hatch was point ing to a littlo red spot on the hand that rested on the right arm of the chair The index finger of the hand had curved back ward and the flexor muscles contracted and had scraped a small hole in the skin at the base of the thumb on the back of the There was nothing strange in this but what as strange was that the little rupture was Turn the current on instantly this man is not Faces grew white and forms fell back from the Warden Durston sprang to the doorway and Turn on the But the current could not be turned for when the signal to step had como tho op erator had pressed the little button which gavo the sign to the engineer to stop the The dynamo was al most at a The operator sprang to the button and gave a quiet There was a rapid but quick as it was it was quick enough to stop the signs of what may or may not have been reviving As the group of horrorstricken wit nesses stood helplessly all eyes fixed on tho Kemmlers lips began to 3rip spittle and in a moment more his breast began to heave and from his mouth came a heavy stentorious quickening with every if respiration it There was no voice but that of the warden crying to the operator to turn on the and the wheezing sound or half which forced itself past the tightly closed sounded through the still chamber with ghastly Some of tho wit nesses turned away from the one of them lying down faint and It takes a time to tell the it seemed a long time reaching a In reality there were but seventythree seconds in the interval which elapsed be tween the moment when the first sound issued from Kemmlers lips until the response to the signal came from the dynamo It came with tho sud denness that had marked the first shock which passed through his and sound which had horrified the listeners about the chair was cut off As tho body became more rigid the slimy ooze still dripped from the mouth and ran down the beard and onto the gray Twice there were twitchings of the ody as the electricians in the next room hrevv the current off and There was be no mistake this time about the The dynamo was run up to its lighcst speed and again the cur rent of two thousand volts was sent the rigid body in the How ong it was kept In action no oni To the excited group of men about the chair it seemed an interminable The wardens who stood over the said it was three and a half minutes in As the anxious group itood silently watching the sud denly there arose from it a white nd with it a sickening The body was Again there were cries to stop the The current stopped and the body again There was no doubt this time that the had done its not at least com who stood at the side of an issociated press said there is no doubt of one The man never suffered one iota of In after consultations tho physicians expressed the same There was difference of in regard o signs of returning Emi nent experts in attendance said while the body was still warm in the chair there were signs of returning respiration for respiration they believed t to be was growing stronger and that n if the current had not been turned on he would have and among them stated with equal positivcness that the irst shock had killed Kemmler The autopsy was begun at nine oclock and was in charge of of Xcvv On examination of the body t was found that very severe rigor mortis had There was little re axation and it was with difficulty that he corpse could be straightened On examination it was found that the second ilcctrode had burned through tho skin and into the flesh atthebaseof the making a scur nearly five inches in diam The lungs and other organs were taken out and were found to be in healthy They will be preserved for future The brain was also taken and it too will je carefully SKETCH OF KEJDILEIlS William Kemmler was born at 2531 Xorth Second May When a little child he went to a German and at one time could read German a He read English a trifle and spoke the language Ho never learned a but acquired some knowledge of butchering by assisting his who was a Afterward lie became a and for several years sold vegetables to the woman that lie subsequently were German His parents There were eleven children in his fathers five of whom were Only one Henry is and he is in Phila Kemmler also had three sisters living in KEMMLERS The murder for which Kemmler suf fered such unusual punishment was hor ribly It was committed on tho morning of March The scene of the murder was in the rear of a square 520 Division In A suite of four dingy rooms in the extreme rear of this structure was occupied by Kemmler and his Tillie a woman who had run away from her husband in Philadelphia with Tho woman had one a bright little girl five years who was the only witness to the murder and who gave important evi dence in convicting Tho weapon used was a and the body of the woman was frightfully no less than twentysix wounds The couple had many quarrels and disturbed the neigh bors These caused by drunkenness and cul minated in Tillie Zieglers violent On the morning of the murder some of the neighbors heard the couple quarrel It soon became evident that the quarrel was of unusual for screams and the smashing of furniture were The screams soon sub only a low moaning sound being heard A chopping noise as Kenimlcr was splitting but it was the body of his victim that ho was Soon Kemmler was heard walking and he shortly appeared at a neighbors house with his clothes smeared with When asked what he had done he replied Ive killed I had to do What do yon mean was Ive killed was the and ril have to take therope for Soon he went ito a whpre ho arrested a policeman who had Kemmlers roomsiwerei centered the kitchen wasjittered broken overtumedchairs and broken In near the stove was the body of the dying walls this room andSrttibWadjoInlng were when the lispedr Papa killed PREPABKS FORDEATIL Kemmlerfl to Iiook Inefficiency of the gono peacefully to sleep In the night and had slept soundly andwas snoring until five oclock when he was awakened by of his Pastor Houghtou who at tended and the prison chaplain were with They read to him from the bible and prayed He dressed himself without aid in a suit of grey mixed His hair he combed aud brushed with great his shoes were well polished and while he made himself finally tidy the warden entered the The warden explained to Kemmler that he musthavethc top of his head but the prisoner He had taken great pains dressing his hair and as he explained to the war he did not want to bo Kemmlers halrkls dark brown and with aTiyperian curl that waved over his In tho shadow of death his vanity asserted it His was but tho curl was and as the sequel with no good resultsThe shaven spot was inches in and was not but cropped fairly While this was proceeding and the wit nesses were examining the chair of a bell was rung by the dynamo and the incandescent test lamps in the anti chamber glowed The current was on and the strange power was cours ing through the The evidence was but how feebly they Thus exclaimed who was the only one who got into the ante and that while the ingnoran war dens desire was to keep its crets Inviolate aud in response to MacDonalds comment Elec trician Davis remarked there was something wrong about the machinery down referring to the dynamo end of the This remark took place before the it is well to re and was undoubtedly as true a few minutes later when the bolt was ap plied to The condemned after having his hair listened to the reading of the warrant by tho AVhen the currentWas first turned the least unhappy of all in the room was of the father of electricizlng in capital and who had been studying aud working upon the subject since he as strode away from the chair to the knot of wit nesses at tho of the There is the culmination ten years work and live in higher civ ilization from this But even while sharp cry went up from those yet closely watching about the silent figure in the There had been a movement In the breast of the man who all believed had died one minuteand forty seconds The harrowing scenes attend ing tho second electrocution then fol Tho doctors in general declared that the man from the very first contact was beyond consciousness and some thought the action which startled all and sent the warden away with a white face to order the current renewed was only a reflex of muscular Kot one physician who de clared he would stake his name that he could bring Kemmler back to conscious life with brandy In the one of the of had fainted and lay upon a where he was being When finally the electric mask was removed Kemmlors eyes were found bo half closed and wi th out the glassy stare common to eyes in The lids were lifted and tests of the pupils with a bright light were There was no contraction of tho Where the mask had pressed tho fore head there was a livid The nose and the region of its base was of a deeply livid Purple spots soon be gan mottling the arms and and the doctors said he was surely One of tne Buffalo doctors seven minutes after the straps were cut tho skin at the temple for a microscopic spe cimen of the dead mans It was immediately examined and found slight ly On the being withdrawn from the body tho hair ad hered to the rim of the upper MacDonald and examined the They found that there was a deep circular imprint on the top of the bead made by the sharp pressures of tho electrodes Tho spot a tuft of Kemmlers hair had been cut oft Just before was found to constitute not more than onethird of the area of contact with the electrode and a close ex amination disclosed the fact that tho edge of the copper within the electrode had slightly burned the scalp just where it hadbccn Had not Kemftlers de sire to avoid disfigurement by the cutting of his hair the contact would have been more the chance of instaneous death would have been greater and possibly tho disfigurement which ho dreaded would have been As to the causes of the failureto kill Kemmler instantly there is said by all physicians to bo no doubt that conscious ness was stricken instantly from his The fact that ho was not in stantly killed is the result of improper contact or of insufficient vbltago or pres The contact was certainly not perfect at the for twothirds of the contact was the mans smoothly brushed the clipped spot being onethird the size of tho electrodes Warden Durston says J volts or pressure was first applied to When questioned tonight by an associat ed press correspohdent if tho twenty incandescent lamps on the circuit to indicate the presence of were burning when the bolt Was discharged into the he stated they They should not have Tho moment before switching the cur rent into Kemmler tho test lamps should have been cut Each lamp consumes fifty twenty took one sand volts at once out of the current sent to That left seven hundred to cause The bestauthoritiesstate that fifteen per cent of a current is stop ped at points of and that eighty five is thus expended In the five per cent of the seven hundred volts not consumed lamps is five hundred and nlntyfive volts of This is not enough to snrely kill a man instantly with a good and that of todaylnwas not Tho warden says all working right this though last night at mid night his in such order that he was not certain whether tho exe cution would take place even though ho had summonedhis guests to the prison at an early hour this The concensus of opinion among the witnesses here today that not the slightest doubt exists but that a human being may bo instantaneously killed by ten thousand volts through a perfect and continued twenty The body of Kommler will doubtless be in the prison burying quick lime to hasten dissolution The most of the doctors hadreturncd to tho prison to prepare for the The dead man still sat inthe electric the limbs the expression of the face but discoloration ot the skin The rigor comment and The jaw had not fallen Tind the pleasant expression with Kemmler greeted the witnesses as iJf en tered the execution still about his The body wasplaccd on a table fronv the still preserved its A smallwooden box was placed under the head to sup port It and the limbs were straightened out as far as The re moval of the clothing revealed a scar nearly five inches tin di ameter where tho second electrode had pressed against tho base of tho showing that the current had burned through the The body looked healthy and well DrJ Shardy suggested life necessity of making the examination as formal as though it was to be taken from a criminal investigation and volunteered to act as secretary and take the report in This was agreed and the first stop taken was to bind a clinical to the nape of the neck and take the The record demonstrated that the man was dead beyond all ques Then Jenkins took his surgeon knife and The body was cut and other organs taken and their con dition Theywere all put in Muellers fluid for preservation for future When the organs in the trunk of the body had been examined the of the skull was removed and top brain This was the most interesting feature the examination as the theory on which the claims of greater humanity for this method of electricution are is that the electric current paralizes the brain instantly and thus destroys all The physicians found evidence of tho effect of tho current on the formation of the on the blood and on the brain tissue directly beneath the point of con tact which satisfied them that paralysis of the brain was froreicn Presa com menting upon the killing of Kemmler by saySithe scene is worthy of the darkest chambers of the inquisition in the sixteenth The Times says It would be impossi ble to imagine a more revolting exhibi The Standard says The scene can be described as a disgrace to It will send a thrill of indignation through out tho civilized We cant be Hove Americans will allow the electrical execution act to A SHOOTING Has a Decided Sensa Probably a Special to Tho shooting affray took place in Fulton on the evening of August in John Hoddens between Wil ber Leas and Samuel From the Norman went across the street from his hotel to the Heddon store to get some money Wil ber Leas followed and while Norman vvasleaning upon the counter waiting for his the said Leas opened fire upon tho first shot tak ing no Norman whirled around and clinched In the tussle Leas fired two more which took one ball in the lower part of his bowels near the right the other in his both making dangerous After tho Wilber Leas tooK to the brush up along the Norman is In a very critical condition and it is feared there is no hopes for his The trouble be tween the parties is supposed to bo an old It is reported that Lease was seen in tho He is still at largo but several officers are out on the lookout far Lease is about six feet weighs about 100 or 200 about thirtyfive yearsof light sandy hair and mustach andblue At last accounts he was headed for the Illinois river to take a boat for PIiEASANTS The rostofllce Is a Thins of Iteauty aud a Joy Correspondence of The the last several years it has been our custom to repair to one of tho filthiest rooms on tho square for our There are times in tho affairs of man when a change is How often wo meet with some old fossil who has held office so long that ho really thinks tho office belongs to him So it has been with our postoffico accommoda Thanks to our fellow George for giving our city one of the best cquiped offices in tho Whatever Spahrr that he he is a from and we who know him the best expect every thing to move when Spahrr is at the The republican know Ing all these has very wisely put him in the position of chairman of our working and how well his has been done will show up this fall when the majority is counted out for Our postoffice is a model in Every box has a combination without so that every patron waits on excepting the general deliv The wood work is highly smooth for a fly or particle of dust to Our post Saltor kindly opens the front doors on Sundays and holi days so that patrons owning boxes can secure their mail The only kickers on the postoflice change arc a few who do their courting in the post office while tho mail is Doing and now object to tho lack of These are the last persons on earth who should object to a CRUSHED BY A CORN A Terrible Accident to u Jlrl at Special to Tbo the farm Of Low yesterday occurred a horrible accident by which his littlo daughter was killed Tho par ents were preparing to attend a church sociable and had dressed the child and told her to run and play un til When ready they call ed receiving no answer began tho investigation on reaching tho barn thero lay tho little her white dress bespattered with blood and a heavy cornshelling machine pining her to the was Tho supposition Is that going to the barn to play she had climbed up on the machine and it foil upon Children Enjoy The pleasant gentle action soothing effects of Syrup of when in need of a and when the father or mother bo costive or bilious the most gratifying results so that It the Dost family remedy known and every family should have a Attempted Special to THE DES morning it was discovered that Elk arrested yesterday for had attempted to commit suicide by The at tempt did not although his con dition is Ho acknowledged his Free samples of Miles Restorative Nervine at Wittes Cures Sleepless Father and Daughter Clark aud his little daughter were drowned while at a picnic near this city The father lost his life in an attempt to save his had got beyond Lively Timesatthe State Conven at Cedar One Tuoiuand Delegates of the Platform Kesnlt of T L Political Secretary Chamberlin White TTlttcra Judge of the Supremo Wolf Bailroacl a of her rt J Special to Tho Iowa democrats had a howling time at the state convention here They captured the town and all the outlj suburbs and many of them dimly imagine that the earth is The hotels could not accommodate the crowd and many of the delegates who arrived late last night conld not find sleeping accom modations and had to put up in the night in the but they had lots of About they went to the Pull man abuut fifty of hauled the Toledo band out of appropriated the loose kerosene lamps in their and with these lighted to illume the made a torchlight parade of the the sbxapy musicians dispensing doleful All the hotels in town were ser enaded and finally a pilgrimage nas made to Mayor Snolfers The procession by this time numbered fully two hundred They stood in tho moonlight while his honor recognized the serenade in a brief but appropriate address from his upper On the return trip the parade found a fusillade of empty beer bottles and other missies of destruction awaiting them in the hands of irate which they avoided only by returning over a different route from that pursued in tho outward As they had failed to get rooms for themselves they seemed determined that those who were more fortunate should hot enjoy their better Every county in the state was repre sented at the democratic state conven tion when Dunn called Mt to 995 in person or by being somethingiinpre cedentious in the annals of democratic The convention was har monious throughout and general satis faction is expressed at the nominations After prayer at the morning ses sion temporary chair was introduced and delivered a thirtyminute denouncing the high protective tariff policy of there publican party and their action in regard to tho silver question and election Tho convention was called to order at ten oclock this forenoon by chairman of the state central Tho following temporary officers were selected of Mahaska county secre John of Johnson county reading of Mar shall Chairman Dunn Introduced Temporary Chairman and that gentleman made a thirtyminute During his remarks he referred to the present political comparing the politics of the two and de claring the republican party one of spoils and managed in the interest of the monopolies and He denounced the high protective tariff and the federal election In McFall said You have met today to perform a great You have met to place in nomination officers who are to be Victory in the coming campaign is an assured thing if you desire But think democrats of that victory will come to you without an active and persistent There is arrayed against you the aggregate wealth of the an organized force of office holders and the povyer political If you would succeed inscribe on your banner those principles which have always been the principles of place them in tho hands of true and tried men and then rally earnestly and bravely to their Do and when the votes are counted songs of triumph and shouts of victory will not only gladden your but will bring relief to tho struggling dissatisfied After the appointment of the usual committees an adjournmentwas taken until At the afternoon of was chosen permanent chair He addressed the meeting at some The following committees were chosen Committee on dis Des Moiues county Ma rengo Franklin Alamakee Cedar Powcshiek Clark Mills Wil Kossuth Permanent Organization and First county Jackson Dubuque Clayton Jones Davis Warren Taylor Frank Audubun N Hancock Committee on dis Henry Washington county Gustavo Scott Bremer Floyd Byron Marshall Wapollo Polk Bes Lucas Totta wattomie Carroll State dis Charles Jefferson coun ty Sam Muscatino Dubuque Car Winneshiek Benton Mahaska Polk Lucas James Kossuth The committee on resolutions then re ported tho platform which was unani mously adopted as follows Wo congratulate the people of Iowa on the election of Governor Boies and heartily approve tho justice and courage with which he administers his high and we commend tho action of the democratic twentythird general assembly for their faithful efforts to re deem their pledges for the enactment Into law of the Australian ballot the pharmacy bill and other measures de manded by the public We denounce tho republicans in con gress for their submission to and support of Speaker Reed in his arbitrary sup pression of free speech and absolute con trol and oversion of We declare our continued adherence to the principle of railroad control as ex pressed in thelaws of the state and the general and wo favor such changes as experiences may show to be necessary to maintain just and equitable between the carriers and ship We again acknowledge the great debt of gratitude tho nation owes to the sol diers and sailors of the and we declare in favor of just and liberal and equitable pension laws for all invalid and dependent soldiers and Wo reaffirm the policy respecting the control of the tariff in intoxicating liquors set forth in tho democratic plat form of 1SS9 and approved by the people or that and we are in favor of such state and as may be necessary to carry that policy into jWo aref the revoi reduced to the lowest rate consistant tho needs of an econonical administration of the govern tobacco and all luxuries shouldjje madejto bear as far as possible tha burdens and the necessi ties of lifo should so far as possible be re t We oppose the McKinley bill i as an abuse of the taxing power in favor of the and and trusts by which our manufacturing in terests aroso largely It especially against the agri cultural Interests of the country by com pellmgthofarmer to buy what he needs what ho produces in a monopol ized We are in favor of a commercial recip not alone with the Spanish states of South but as well with other countries whose markets are open to our We coinage and that it may be legal tender for all debts both public and The election bill passed by the lower usOj of f congress is a menace to the freedom and purity of our electionsIt placcsthe treasuryof the United States at the disposal of the party in enables the managers of that party to employ as large a force as it deems necessary tocarry out tho work of its campalgn aril to do this under the pre tense of supervising It de stroys all responsibility of the govern ment to the people by vesting its enorm ous povv ersjn the officers holding office by appointment and for We believe tEat the people of various localities can be safely trusted to con duct their own elections and that the power of congress to determine the qual election and return of its mem is sufficient for protection against local a dry goods mer chant of and a member of the three last was nomi nated irfor secretary of state on the sec ond ballot of Wayne coun for treasurer bv acclamation of Ida for auditor on thesecond ballot P of for judge of the supreme on the second Peter Day was renom inatcd by acclamation for railroad com missioner Theodore of for supreme court At the Governor Boies en tered the hall and was cheered to the echo but begged to be excused from making any The anticipated fight vi as on the liquor plank But after the platform did develop it simply re affirmed the former position of the party on that The tariff plank was also quite a surprise as it was not gener ally expected that it would be so sweep ing for free The delegates are highly pleased with the treatment re Most of them will leave for their homes this WHO IS CABLE Something About the Man Who Cued to Down Moses Special toTue KOCK John Potter has succeeded in but millionaire upon the democratic party as their candidate for congress at the coming It is therefore in order for the people of the district to inquire what are the qualifications of this young man for the position of repre sentative of the people from this im portant congressional He was raised in this city and got his education here and at Ann After father tried to make a business man out of He boosted him to the head of the Mercer county railroad end managed its affairs hoping to cultivate in him industrious and a taste for In the course of timehisfathershealth failedrand asBen had proven an abso lute failure as a business he was and has been a gentle man of leisure ever It cannot be said that he ever did a days work in his life of any kind whatever neither has there been a moment of his life when he had to think what shall I do for a living for myself or How can such a man without the slightest idea of the thoughts that enter the Mninds of the masses of the with noblemen and millionaires for his daily be expected to sympathize and fairly represent the people It is not Ben Cable is sim ply the candidate of John so used by him as the available man to knock out William Potter well knew that Neece was the strongest man the democratic party could nomi nate at this but he had committed tho unpardonable sin of endorsing Au gust Huesing for the Rock Island post office when Potter wanted it Had Neece endorsed Major Briggs or any one of tho numerous aspirants for the position the result would have been just the That one act cooked Neeces and Potter lias been chewing at it ever He does not expect Cable to be hut in selecting his he will have a although he knows his party will be It talked for months that Cable Would spend from to in the campaign if Ho tickles vanity with and holds out boodle inducement to he and his nominating machine lias ma very His victory consists in knocking out Huesing and such old line demo crats as Briggs and the Bti and in feathering the Argus nest with Cable Wax Special to The Although Hancock county gave part of her vote to Cable at the congressional convention at Monmouth yet his nomination was a decided disappointment to many democrats Neece would have car ried many soldier votes in Hancock While the democrats do not re pudiate the many of them would prefer Cables nomination has tickled the republicans NORTH DAKOTA Convention ut Omnd The The state democratic convention opened at two this Several caucuses were held during tho forenoon but no definite results were arrived afternoon tho following ticket was nominated John Fargo Larimore lieutenant Richland secretary of Bathgate Morton county Bismarck attorney Devils Lake com missioner Greggs county commissioner of Trail county superinten dent of public Miss Laura Bolster county railroad Sovens and The convention then ad Missouri i JEFFEKSOX Richard Bland was today nominated for congress by the democrats of the eleventh Printers Los union printers employed on the four daily papers of this city struck yesterday after noon against a reduction of wages and to compel the sign a contract to maintain hats at Track Layers f labor In laying repairing Centfaljjetwecn East Dubuque and out on a demand a place of The road refused to grant and the strike looks like a A DARKENED Sad Death ot Secretary of State Special to The DES the little twoyearold boy of Frank Jack secretary ot died this morn ing after two congestion of the brain caused by cholera There Is widespread sympathy foe our excellent secretary and In their sad Killed by a Special to The HawkEyeJ engaged in loading piling at Jessupr Con ductor Malono was thrown down by a falling log and his head badly crushed this morning and died from the effects of his Corner Stone the corner stone of the Utah a great Methodist institution which is to cost a half was laid with appro priate ceremonies by Bishop the famous Bnrlingtooiana In San by request of the editor of the Church pub lished by the Presbyterians of this has written the paper a communication about San and former Burlington people who are now residents and v isitors from The following extract will be interesting to the many friends of the people men tioned The Presbyterian church of San Diego is indebted to the Presbyter ian church of Burlington for at least six of its members Belle Delia and Xellie who went In and later on Hammack and Mary During the winters of 1388 and BJagger was quite a regular attendant upon its ser but last winter she has been stay ing at Hotel del and has most ly attended the Presbyterian church of During the winters of 1387 and 1S3S we had Dryden with formerly Miss Jennie of has a pretty house set in a garden of beautiful on University the very finest suburb of San Shebelongs to the Episcopal but we often see and are glad to tell her Burlington friends that the changeof climate has greatly benefited her Jag has received benefit from the delightful and her Miss Minnie seems to be recov ering her which we will be very welcome to her friends in Hammack and family are A sweet baby Isabella came to them in June of last Delia Hammack was stamp clerk in the postoffice a year and a per forming the duties of her position well and is very much better in health than when she went As for me and my family I cannot say too much of what the climate has done for Does It Pay to Sow Seed That would be a funny question to ask the wouldnt it And yet there are business men who think they are wiser than the farmer who are foolish enough to believe that seed sowing doesnt Lieutenant Governor of New manufacturer of in reply to several inquiries by George advertising agents and publishers of Printers says you found In your experience that newspaper advertising pays if how does it compare with alman circulars and other mediums In my estimation newspaper advertising most assuredly does or I would not have spent hundreds of thousands of dol lars in advertising the Jones Scale for a quarter of a and what Is also I should not have had It to You might as well ask the farmer if it pays for him to sow his Xews paper advertising is the best method within my experience as an advertiser of more than forty in your are the chief essentials of a successful adver attractively The taming down of the temperature somewhat since the recent rain has given more zest to the thonzht of picnics and rural How many of our readers know the origin of the word picnic A writer in Harpers Young People says in arranging for the re freshments for a it was originally the plan to draw up a list of what was which is an excellent one to for when there has been no previous it Is when too that there is too much of of food and not enough of an The list was passed and each person picked out the article of food or drink he or she was willing to and the name of the article was then nicked off the So it was from these two picked and that this form of outofdoor entertainment first became known as a and then as a the oldfashioned name for the basket parties of Variety in Editor of Printers Ink Advertise al never twice To print the same thing twice Is confession that yon dont expect The editor does not print editorials That is a especiallywhere orders and inquiries by mail are The writers experience that too often changed advertisements dont draw so well in periodicals and country Thefirst time an advertisement appears it may be read by many but not acted while if it is seen again and again It will impress the who concludes theres something in it and Constant changes In local papers may be good An editorial isnt a parallel Louis Manager Advertising XOT A CUiEKFUL VIEW OF Wealth and ana What aro they worth to me or For the1 lease of life runs out in an houh And death stands reodr to claim his Sounding honors of heapipt Wlmt are they all wheaalt told VVhat does it matter what we claim For we stop from tha cradle into the And a careless world goes on the Hours of gladness or hours of does it matter to us tomorrow Truth of orvow oC Tender caresses or cruel What do they matter tous in the end For tbo brief day dfcs and the ions msht neors Passionate losses or tears of The grave will open ami cover them alt Homeless vagrant or honored Poor and humble or rich and All are racked with the worlds All oust meet with the common ttto from childhood till we are Whatis itallwhcnall w Scrap Thclargest locomotive in at pres ent weighs seventynine runs on twelve i JA Baltimore man kissed his wife hard ho made her method in his v Young i always pay as I Then I suppose yon never seys t Kansas Didyou rain Traveled in the usual LondonDailies Silent orTtheJ sets Real Salisbury at Warowlt Slop the Outrages Parliament Trylnc Harry Will visit to the qneen is the event of great est Everybody knows thai its only object Is political and In prtvai It Is discussed from that standpointalom but the newspapers make no reference its political They fully chrou cle the emperors movements oatft column after column isgiven t the parade of the royal yacht thi horseback walks Inncheons among the shrubs and flowers at Osborn but not a word had of the real And If It had most of the big dallies would not it Thai would be an unpardonable fntrosio Into l the privacy of her majest household and an act of to 1 imperial visitor But politlcalTconfi ences of the highest importancehavi already taken and probalyiths by this time been decided whether Ge many Is to have the help of fleet in the France and a few days thet radicals will tackle the subject in parilat but their shrewdest will elicit only evasive alone will tell what are the arrived It is privately given out in the of parliament that Lord Salisbury has sent a strong warning to Turkey that the moslem outrages on American lans are not promptly stopped will withdraw the guarantee given la AngloTurkish convention to aid de fending Armenia from Only J Monday afternoon Sir James the spokesman for the foreign office fn the house of denied that any action had been or could until official information had been re ceived that there had been any outrages Lord Salisbury probably got alarmed at the rising indignation of the people at the governments inaction sent telegraphic instructions to Sir Wil liam White in Constantinople after the Incident In parliament on The result will be that the ports will showa spasm of energy and that the temporary cessation of the outrages will be used as a reason why England should continue to prop up Turkish Many Emigrants Killed railway train was thrown from the track near Filseiu The cars rolled down an embankment into a marsh Ther f stoker and several passengers wen and nearly eighty passengers Most of the passengers were emigrants who were bound for the United States HAWKEYE DIED OF aged sixty died at Cedar Falls late TuesSj day afternoon from caused running a rusty nail in his ATTKMPTEP Kingv of attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself in the left side Monday He may OUGHT NOT TO original package man at Sheldon advert tises through the papers that he will notrv sell liquor to minors or A BABT BITTEST BY A Keo a dog supposed to have been ing with rabies attacked a badly biting and lacerating the little ones COLORED colored antiprohibition league of has a membership of There are fa the state between and i j WILL HOLD A somo irregularity in the recent conrt house X election in Dickinson the quesr tion will have to be again submitted toa THE CIIEKOKEE COUXTY than in parses and premiums be distributed at the Cherokee to be held at September IS and SERIOUS Hngharti a welltodo farmer living near Scranton is under arrest charged with criminally assaulting his aged thir teen PUBLICLY ton the other day John Ferguson was i publicly cowhided by a woman claimed he had been circulating false jj ports abont T HORSE THIEVES AT thieves are operating in county Hvin near had a val uable threeyearold colt stolen from his stable Thursday ENFORCING THE TRASH Boone nine confined in Jail un der the new tramp refused to worfcl and are being kept on breid and They have held out four A building boomr has struck among the more noticeable Improvements under way ing an school a operar house and a new flouring ELECTRIC LIGHTING AT The Dubuque city council has for 100 electric light lamps to be put In at street for year for each lamp will be A PICICLISU pickle factory expect to pickle bushels of cucumbers this for which the farmers in tho hood will receive nearly IOWA SONS OF Veterans in Iowa are preparing tomakers a showing at the national encampment at Ausust which will bog creditable to thestate and to their risS spective SEVERELY youngman named living near SacjS was caught in the j of a threshing machine and Injured His clothing was from his Ax ANCIENT ot Ln Is the possessor ol a watch that has been in the family foi two hundred It is of thooli bullseye pattern and Is ini and half in diameter and nearlyj inch and the movement is what called the chain Welch also possesses some china that has been In the family morethan A teen del have occurred at tho last and seventys affected with the which the nature of The populat this town is only about five hondi and tho inroads of the disease are iin Only five attendant and they are given Without exception the victims turn black within fewhours The the dead are and Tnlley at ball park this ternoonJIJ Eye Skin A certain cure forJGhronfc Sorejl Itch SoreKippleaand Pilesf K dredsotcaseshavebeenrcniedjbyiialt all other treatments Indrthe balls around Pebria n Pilte core Sickle   

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