|Populist Cartoon, Omaha Platform.|
HARMONY REIGNED AT THE SARATOGA CONVENTION.
Charles B. Matthews of Buffalo Nominated For Governor—R. C. Hewson of Penn Yan For Second Place—Thaddens B. Wakeman of New York For Judge of the Court of Appeals—The Platform. Other Business.
SARATOGA, N. Y., Sept. 12.—Chairman I. S. Dean of the state committee rapped the Populist delegates to order and announced that the committee had selected J. M. S. Fiero of Glens Falls for temporary chairman and L. S. McPharlin of Lockport for secretary. The chair appointed the several committees and a recess was taken. There were close on to 100 delegates present when the Populist convention met again. There was a delegation of women present headed by Mrs. Clayton of Albany, to ask for the insertion of a woman's suffrage plank in the platform.
The committee on credentials reported that they had received by mail and person 208 sets of credentials. The new chairman, Mr. White, was escorted to the chair and made the following remarks:
"I thank you for the Farmers' Alliance, of which I am president, and for myself for the honor conferred. I see that it is predicted that we are to have a stormy time, but I hope that no such thing will occur, and that we will have harmony in every phase of our business."
During a recess of 10 minutes, while waiting for the committee on platform to report, a curious scene was enacted. The baskets of fruits and vegetables that adorned the front of the stage were auctioned off to get money to conduct a campaign.
Mr. Dean announced that they needed at least $1,500 to start the fight. When the auction was over they had obtained $12.50.
There were medical works, embroideries, wall paper and magic lanterns of a small type included in the sale. When they got through selling these articles the auctioneer sold the flags that adorned the stage.
The state committee was then named by congressional districts.
The committee was authorized to fill the vacancies. The platform committee reported a platform reaffirming the Omaha platform of the party and contains these further affirmations: Both of the old parties have outgrown their usefulness; tariff tinkering is without benefit to the people; the people's party is alone the refuge and safety of the people. The party favors a single tax on land values only; legislation to give unemployed labor in public works; compelling employers and employes to submit to arbitration; making an equitable liability law for employer and employe; putting all railroads, telegraph and mining corporations under the control of the state; making a state police force and forbidding the hiring of Pinkerton's or special detectives by corporations; providing a public referendum for all legislative measures and giving the people free entry into the halls of legislation; putting liquor saloons under state care; condemning the constitution convention for not recognizing women as entitled to the ballot; condemning the state for giving a corporation the right to use the banks of the canal for electrical purposes; favoring taxing of mortgages on land; forbidding child labor and the overtime working of women; favoring woman suffrage; establishment of an American financial system; demanding the enforcement of the eight hour law; that boards of arbitration be elected by the people; compelling the modification of conspiracy laws; providing for home-rule for cities; that judges be compelled to give decisions in a reasonable time; the emancipation of the people from bossism.
The platform closed with a denunciation of Democratic and Republican fusion for spoils.
The entire platform was adopted unanimously.
The convention proceeded to nominate state officers. George A. Hunter nominated Charles B. Matthews of Buffalo for the office of governor. The nomination was made by acclamation.
Mr. Matthews, who is an oil refiner of Buffalo, and refused to go into the oil trust, was present as a delegate and was escorted to the platform. He made a brief speech of acceptance. He said he was a member of the Farmers' Alliance and is a Knight of Labor. He believed that the issue was manhood against money, and the proposed candidates of the two great parties were to be nominated on their dollar basis. Tom Platt and Tammany Hall were the tools of corporations.
R. C. Hewson of Penn Yan was nominated by acclamation for lieutenant governor.
Thadeus B. Wakeman of New York was placed in nomination for judge of the court of appeals. He declined and named in his place Charles Frederick Adams of New York city.
Mr. Rosseau read a telegram from Mr. Adams declining the nomination and the convention nominated Mr. Wakeman.
Adjourned sine die.
Mikado's Headquarters Moved.
YOKOHAMA, Sept. 12.—The mikado and several of his ministers will on Thursday next go to Hiroshima, the embarking place of the Japanese troops sent to Corea. The headquarters of the mikado will be transferred to Hiroshima after that date.
Understanding of the Two Nations In Their War With China.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12.—A telegram was received at the Japanese legation this morning to the effect that an important treaty has been negotiated between Corea and Japan which authoritatively defines the relations of the two countries toward each other and toward China. The treaty consists of three articles.
Article 1 defines the object of the alliance to be the strengthening and perpetuation of the independence of Corea as an autonomous state and the production of the mutual interests of Japan and Corea by compelling the Chinese forces to withdraw from Corea and by obliging China to abandon her claim of the right to dominate the affairs of that country.
Article 2 binds the Japanese government to carry on warlike operations against China both offensive and defensive. The Corean government is bound by the article to afford the Japanese forces every possible facility in their movements, and to furnish them with supplies of provisions at a fair remuneration.
In article 3 it is provided the treaty shall terminate as soon as a treaty of peace shall have been concluded by Japan with China.
SHARP TRICK PLAYED ON THE CONVENTION.
Successful Seat Contestants and Their Friends Formed a Combination, Threatened to Bolt and Forced a Measure to Secure Their Salaries—Judicial Article Under Consideration—Numerous Amendments Adopted During the Day.
ALBANY, Sept. 18.—A combination in the constitution convention bolted in the midst of third reading, forced a measure through which makes a difference in the convention finances of over $6,000. The convention was bulldozed. On Sept. 2 the five Democratic delegates from the Sixth district were unseated and Messrs. Pashley, Nostrand, Deterllng, Kinkle and Kurth were placed in the vacant seats. Ever since then they have been urging their claim for mileage and per diem allowance from May 8. This amounts in each case to about $900.
The two seated Republican delegates from the Erie district, with like claims, and 20 other members of the majority joined hands with the five to secure the adoption of a resolution authorizing the financial secretary to pay the seven men their $900.
Elihu Root was selected as the instrument, and in the midst of the discussion of the order of third reading of the bill abolishing the office of coroner as a constitutional incumbency, the resolution was introduced. Mr. Root said he thought the payment of what justly belonged to these delegates had been delayed long enough, and the majority adopted the resolution.
Mr. Kinkel said: "We thought we had waited altogether too long, so we obtained the promise of 20 delegates to vote down every bill on the order of third reading unless our resolution was adopted. What could they do? We had the power to break the rule of the majority and would have done it had it become necessary."
Mr. Tekulsky said: "Why, of course it was a put-up job. I know every one of the 27 in the combination to bulldoze the convention. No; I can't name them. I'm under obligation."
Mr. Root smiled uncomfortably and said: "No there was no combination."
Returned From Arctic Regions.
Prof. A. A. Freeman arrived at his home in Blodgett Mills on the 6 o'clock train this morning, just returned from Cape Breton island, where he landed after the loss of the Miranda, upon which he with the educational party had started to find the North Pole. He spent a few hours in Cortland this afternoon. Prof. Freeman looks brown and well and sports a huge whisker which he caught in the land (and water) of no barbers.
His characteristic way of describing the expedition is that "the main circus was a failure, but the sideshows were great.'' In other words, though the object for which they started out was not accomplished, the party felt amply paid for their trip and the hardships and danger they had undergone in the loss of the ship in the sights they had seen and the experiences of the voyage.
Prof. Freeman came from Halifax on the steamer Portia, which Monday night ran down a three-mast schooner off Vineyard Haven. Three men were killed and others injured and the schooner was badly disabled. No one in the Portia was seriously hurt. Prof. Freeman reports that since his party started in July they have been in four wrecks and have had their steamer on fire twice, and once their compass got out of order and they had to put in to shore to get it repaired.
Prof. Freeman leaves to-night for Andover, Mass., Phillips Academy, in which he is an instructor, having opened today.
—Lincoln lodge, I. O. G. T., will hold a social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Goldsmith on James-st. near Tompkins-st., Wednesday evening, Sept. 12. All are invited.
—Howard & Co. have moved their scales from in front of their store to a position at its side. A roof has been built over them and now the man who weighs can manipulate the weights without leaving the store.
—The Hitchcock Mfg. Co. sent forty-five wheelmen to the State fair at Syracuse this morning on the 6 o'clock train. All are to ride the Hitchcock company's new bicycles and take part in the wheelmen's parade. The company paid all the expenses of the riders and did it solely for an advertisement.
—City Engineer Frank Place was today engaged with his transit and chain in determining the boundaries of the property of the Congregational church. The basis of his calculations was the corners of the property of the Presbyterian church, as settled some months ago by Civil Engineer Allen of Syracuse, who located them while getting the lines of the property of the Central school.
Prohibition County Convention.
The Prohibition county convention was held in the W. C. T. U. rooms on Tuesday afternoon and was called to order by M. L. Decker, chairman of the county committee. Joseph C. Cass of Taylor was elected chairman, and E. V. Bowker of Cortland secretary. The convention was then opened by prayer by Rev. S. Hinman.
The following nominations were made: for member of assembly, G. N. Copeland of Homer; for sheriff, Joseph S. Cass of Taylor; for county clerk, C. F. Cobb of Scott; for superintendent of the poor, John White of Cortland; for coroner, (full term) C. Fairbanks of Homer and Anton Shaw of Cortland; for coroner, (to fill vacancy) Dell June of Blodgett Mills.
No nomination was made for district attorney,
Messrs. George Allport, Charles W. Collins, E. V. Bowker of Cortland and C. Fairbanks of Homer were elected delegates to the congressional convention.
The convention was marked by great unanimity of sentiment and thorough good feeling.
A MUSICAL EVENT.
The Concert Last Night a Splendid Success.
Last night celebrated the musical triumph of two of Cortland's youngest musicians, Messrs. B. L. Bentley and A. E. Darby. The first of the public recitals of the grand chorus, under the direction of Mr. Bentley, and of the Cortland Symphony orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Darby, occurred at the Baptist church, and it was a splendid success. Not only must these two young men who have worked so faithfully and so untiringly feel gratified, but it can hardly fail to be a source of wonderful pride to Cortland people in general that such a chorus and such an orchestra—both composed wholly of the younger element of the place—could perform such difficult music in the style in which it was rendered. It would hardly have been believed that fifteen violinists could be found in the town capable of playing such music, and yet such was the case, for the orchestra consisted of twenty-nine pieces, as follows: first violins 8, second violins 7, violas 2, cello 1, basses 3, cornets 2, clarionets 2, flutes 2, trombones 2. There certainly was never before brought together in Cortland an orchestra so numerous, wholly of home talent, and its playing was said by many in the audience to be the finest ever heard by an amateur company and superior to many of the professional orchestras.
The program as published in The STANDARD of yesterday was carried out in full. It was rather lengthy, but it was all enjoyed. The great chorus with accompaniment of organ and orchestra, directed by the baton of Mr. Bentley was very effective. Particularly so was the first selection "With Sheathed Swords" (from Naaman.) The "Symphony, No. xi," by the orchestra which closed the first part was a very elaborate and difficult piece and was the finest instrumental selection of the evening. It showed hard and faithful work on the part of leader and performers. Part of it was rendered a second time in response to an encore.
Mr. Bentley's organ solo, "Overture to William Tell," always a wondrous piece of composition, was performed in a fine manner, the orchestral effects being brought out with great effect on the organ. Mr. Bentley received the most prolonged and tumultuous applause of the evening, and bows would not answer as responses, only an encore being accepted.
The solos of Miss Colvin and Mrs. Head were rendered in their own fine style. Both were in excellent voice and both thoroughly deserved the encores which they received.
The solo work of the pupils of Messrs. Bentley and Darby is deserving of much praise. To particularize would be difficult, where all did so well. The work of some of those little people upon piano or violin was truly remarkable.
To-night the second recital will be given. With the exception of the "Symphony," there will be a complete change of program. The beautiful Bridal Chorus from the Rose Maiden will be one of the chief attractions. The full program is as follows:
Serenade—(a) Allegro (b) Finale, Volkman
The Cortland Symphony orchestra.
Contralto—What the Chimney Sang—Griswold
Mrs. Charlotte Nash-Head.
Violin—Fantasie, LaChalet, Alard
Miss Wilhelmina Newkirk.
Accompanist, Miss Jennie Newkirk.
Piano—Polka de Concert, Bartlett
Miss Clara Newcomb.
Violin—Theme and Variations, Farmer
Miss Susie Tompkins.
Trio-I Naviganti, Randegger
Mrs. Mangang, Messrs. Murphey and Hollister.
Vocal Solo—Good Bye My Dolly—B. L. Bentley
Miss Aria Hubbard.
Chorus—Seek Ye the Lord, Roberts
Tenor Solo—Mr. Murphey.
Symphony No. XI—(a) Menuetto. (b) Finale, Haydn
Soprano—Love's Sorrow, Shelley
Miss Katherine R. Colvin.
Mr. Fred Hollenbeck.
Piano—Recollections of Home, Mills
Miss Lena Corbin.
Violin-7th Air Varia, DeBeriot
Miss Mable Adams.
Mr. Harry Jennison.
Violin—Adagio and Finale (from 7th Concerto), DeBeriot
Mr. A. E Darby.
Chorus—Bridal Chorus (from Rose Maiden), Cowen