PL£ 4 SE MMEMBER little Bits pi Stiaglna^— Biseardtng Printer's Ink-^ Burstg the Man of Bnaineas» And See His Creait SiiOu PLEASE Little Droj).8 of Pxdnter’s Ink, i little Tyjie Displayerl, ake Our Merchant Princes And Ail Their Big Parade, H. E WITHERSTINEi Proprietor. T e r m s t — $ i . 5 o a Y e a r , o r $ i . o o S t r ic t ly in A d v a n c e , VOLUME LIV. 8 P a £ e s . HEBKIMEK, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1894. NUMBEE 10. W ill It Be Fassett ? A Bemsea Farmer Found Bead. PLATT’S BBTERMnSrATION TO NOMOTATE ' HIM—WHEN TO HOLD THE DEMO* oratio state cogyention . [From onr New York, Correspondent.! IxATT’S d e t e r - Imination to ro- f nQinuiate Hon. J,- Sloat Fassett for Governor is now __ api^rent. Hatt is a practical poK^ tician. He. docs N* not believe in vis- _ _ _ ionary r e f o r m schemes, with reform candidate. They are too misty for his shrewd ness and too easy, to kin by the oppo sition when the hard, cmel lines of pcditii^ are drawn in a Gubernatorial fight. There are about 90 Democrats out of every lOO, and 90 Eepublicaus out of the same number, who will vote for their party candidates first, last and all the time. The other one reform vote in both the great parties mathematically represents the reform voting strength. But this is not al ways a certainty with reformers. This is how Platt calculates the re form movement. It is evident that Platt has drawn the fire from Eoberts’ gubernatorial gun. Piatt does not care for the mmity of the Erie county Eepubli- lans. They have cut loose from him ind he in turn has divorced himself rom them. Whatever they want is ust what they^ won’t get, even if he las to suffer defeat., l^beirts has xeen told that he must stand aside; 'et the Erie county Eepublicans will :eep their “ holler for Eoberts evjen intil after Fassett is nominated. The nomination belongs to.Fassett f there is anything like gratitude in he Kepublican party. This is one of fe years the Eepublicans say they ?iU w in. This may be the very year hey wilL'be mistaken. However,, afi»etfr ^Mnks he win, and justly WILLIAM W. WILLIAMS DIES FROM IN JURIES WHICH AT pr e s e n t ARB MYOTEEIOUS. William W, Williams, a farmer residing in Bard well, near Eemsen, left his home Sunday morning at 6^ o’clock and went to Woodhiill. When evening came and he had not returned, a search for him was in stituted, which resulted in the find ing of his body near Eber’s farm hOTSe, on the road running between Bardwellrand Foresfcporfc, about two miles from his home. When the dis covery was made, life, it is thought, had been extinct about five hours. There was an ugly cut across the forehead and several bruises about the head, as well as an abrasion of the skin between the shoulders. How the unfortunate man met his death is a matter of conjecture, al though there are plenty of stories and theories about, which pretend to explain all. Coroner Hunt, of Hol land Patent, arrived upon the scene Mondaymorning, and after impanell ing a jury and viewing th e . remains, adjourned the inquest, thus com menced, until n ext Tuesday, July 31, at Bristol’s Hall, in Eemsen. Funeral of JbaMonte G. Browue. The funeral of LaMonte G. Browne, son of Dr. A. J. Browne, of TJtica, was held from the Methodist church in Kewport, At 2 p . af, : Saturday. Bev. Mr. Cobb, of the Methodist church, officiate, assisted by the Eev. Hr. Beckwith, of the Baptist church, of-Newport. The church was handsomely decorated with fiowers and potted plants. The at- t ^ a n e e was very large, the church being erowded'to its utmost capaci ty. The former schoolmates of the dec^ised and the. Epworth - league, of the church, attended in a body, and a t the grave fiowers upon casket. *010 tribute® were :eps to the front for a re-nomination. I exceptionally beautiful and numer- lie bore the brunt of the battle three aars ago, and lost. It was no dis- •edit to hSm^to lose, and now he amands a re-nomination when suc- )Ss is seemingly certain to compen- .te him for his defeat three years ;o. This is natural, the practical ditical way of looking at the ques- m, and if he has to fight for the )minatiott he will fight with that im determination to win that will ake the hair of the other candidates tnd on end. He is a young man, amy, with plenty of resources, a od Eepublicau, and if elected would a partisan stiff enough to suit ery Eepublican. Morton will be 9lved. Age and all-around general bility rule him out in Plact’seyes. ?he Hemocrats are approaching a sis, and they ought to approach ft itiously. The suggestion is made Chairman Murphy, of the Demo tic State Committee, Hon. David Hill and Governor Flower, that time and place for holding the noeratic State Convention this, r should be seriously considered. 5 convention should not be held il after the Eepublicans nominate, . the ^entire Democratic press of State should get together and St upon \this stand. It is true the fogy idea exists—nobody knows ire it came from—that the party >ov.*er should hQld'’its State con- tioB first, and this idea the Demo- s have carried out. It is time a change. The Democrats are now in power, even if they have Sxeeutive. The Eepublicans have i houses of the Legislature and ive elective State officers. They very much iu power, and the ocrats can well afiord to wait let the Eepublicans go ahead , their nominations first. By mg for the Eepublicans to nom- ^ it may turn affairs greatly in r of the Demoenats. e place of holding the Demo- c convention should also be cou nt upon the man the Eepubli- select. Buffalo would be about est place to hold the eonventian year. If Eoberts is defeiffed 008, and included some fine pieces from Utica and other p laim M imic was furnished by a home quartette composed of Miss Waterman, Hiss Crane and Messrs. Luther and Eobin- son. The hearers were Benj. Ford, Charles Fellows, Charles Crumby, William Parks, of Newport, and Horace Bigelow, of Utica. The re mains were interred in the cemetery at Newport. The remains of his two brothers were disinterred and all three bodies were placed at rest in one grave. The very large attend ance at the funeral attested the esteem in which the deceased was held, and the bereaved parents have the sincere sympathy of all. Bops, The Cooperstown Freeman's Jonv- Ralsays: The interior markets are allmoi-e than “ dull”—they are as near dead as possible. Only ene purchase to report here—a small lot of choice a t lOJ cents. The prospects of low prices this year is leading some ownem of small and weak yards to neglect their cul tivation—and they may omit to pick them, when the time comes. Just before going to press we were shown a lettei' from a hop grower in Montgomery county, in %vhieh he said that where he l^st year harvest ed 600 boxes of hops he does not ex pect to pick o^'er 200 boxes. This result he attributes to the appearance of a species of Highfej and h e said it prevailed in other yards about him. causing considerable anxiety among thegrowefis in that vicinity. Is it local or general? On h asty inquiry, we learn that some growers in this vicinity are noticing evidence of dis ease in ihe hop yards.- Central New Fork F^terans. The seventh annual re union of tftie Central Ne w YorkVeteran association will be held at Sylvan Beach, Satur- d»y, August 11. Captain John Pal mer, secretary of state, and Past National Commander of the G. A. R. and Major General Daniel Butterfield could not bs a better place, for I will speak and other well Imown %’et- is no city in the United States erans aW! expected. This promises eh imlependent' to bo one e.f the most iutere-^+J”'' ' EhtMo. Senator 'Hill ou Record. WHAT HE SAYS OF THE FIOHT AGAINST , THE SENATE TARIFF BILL. N an interview with a W or ld correspondent in Washington Sun day night Senator k Hill is quoted as saying: “T h e present tariff im broglio d e m o n strates the desir ability o f tw o things: First, that United States senators should hereafter be elected by the people of the respective star^, instead of by state legislatures. Second, that the Senate rules should be amended so as to facilitate the transaction of public business. ‘ ‘Tho Senate as now constituted is too far removed from the people. It does not respond quickly enough to the demands. of public' sentiment, and its legislation fails to meet popu lar expectation. Look at the politi cal situation a t the present time. A Democratic Senate declines to carry out the piatfoim on which the Demo cratic party obtained ^ower, by re fusing to place such raw materials as coal and iron ore upon the free list. That the Democratic party is com mitted to the policy of free raw ma terials admits of no serious question. President Cleveland, in h is able and most unique and interesting letter, makes that point too clear for aigu- ment. No Democrat had ventured to dispute the prof^ition until the Senate bill was rei^ntly framed—a bill which violates Democratic p l e d ^ and is dearly distasteful to the Democratic masses. “Without specially endorsing tlie method or manner of the expreeeimi of the Presidents views upon this quoirtion, I cordially appx>W h&s®o- From SD^safocralitf point he is absolutely right, and the people wiii sustain him, in «pite of a perverse and obstinate Senate which is not in touch with the popular h ^ r t and does not seem to under stand the true situation. “There is no mistaking honest Democratic sentiment upon this, point, and the public man who can not see it must be blind indeed. H Senators were responsible directly to tbe r>eople for their official actions, there cam be no reasonabledouht that the Senate would promptly recede from its un-Democratic amendments and declare itself for the true Demo cratic doctrine o f free raw material. •Tt is utterly immaterial Vi*ether free iron and coal would benefit foreign mine owners. They would certainly, benefit the consumer of our own country, greatly aid our manufacturers and increase our gen eral prosperity, “In every possible way I have urged my party associates to unite with me in altering the moss grown rules of the Senate so that wo can hasten public business, but my ef forts thus far have been in vain. It is the next reform which is in order. It is absolutely demanded, or else the United States Senate will sink into public contempt. “I need not reiterate my oft repeat ed statement that I am absolutely op posed to the Senate compromise bill. It is a contemptible dicker. It is based upon no principle. It violates our party promises. Its enactment would defeat us everywhere. “Bather than submit to its pro visions, tariff reform might , better wait until a more convenient season, i when wiser and better counsels shall prevail. The people want genuine re\\enue reform, not fictitious, defec tive and abortive reform. Where a principle is involved there fii nothing to compromise. The present situ ation, is not dissimilar front that which existed last October upon the silver repeal issue, and the same F low e r T a lk s in W a tertow n . AT A EAlsm a BY THE -pSIRTY- lIlNTH SEPARATE COMPANY ON H18 LAWN. The jpeople of Watertown witness ed a catemoay in connection w ith the raisinflof state flag on a pole just erect©! on the lawn at Gov. Flower’S home Monday evening. . The Thirty- ninth ^parato Company conducted the aflfeir. The governor ms^e a brjef 4p^eeh, in which he extollled the empv^ state and the people which the represents. He expretoed gratification on the state having pass ed through the recent labor trouble withoul disturbance and predicted an early return of commercial and industrial prosperity. The Baees. A SUdOltSSPDL BUD-SUMMER 5IEETING. The races given by the Herkimer Driving Park Association on ^he Fair Ground last Wednesday and Thurs day, were fairly attended and the manner in which they were conduct ed by the management elicited favor able compient from all. The races each day were hotly contested and were very close and exciting. This can be ®id of all of the races on both days. Themannerin which the people were “gulled” b y the old association, d^troyed the confidence of the pub lic so that but little faith was put in any announcement of “fair play,” until last week. The officers had made up their mind to have good, square races even if they lost money, which tjjiey did. Hereafter, when races are advertised under thik same manageistoiit they will meet with the liberal patrcmage Of the people. The first day in the elaae, Black ■ D iani^d, owned by R, A. Kirby, of D%a, won in five heats. Black I^a»pond took the first and ■econd, l p » 9 . the third aodfduridt acttfi^ifcFDtetond flhished thd race' in In this race therSwerefive Starters. ’Hiemosfc exciting race w as the second race, the 2:26. Them wwmseven starters and. in the first heat “Tdm Bffis” driven by “Toote” Arthurwa* run into and the driver thrown over the feme. The horse was caught on the back stretch and the driver was assisted to the stables. The heat was won by “Painstone”' with “Moxie” second. When this Death of John H. Myers, Jr. In the death of John H. Myerg, Jr,, which occurred a t the resideDO© of his father, on Es^t Main street,^ between Mohawk and Ilion, Monday morning at 11 o’clock, this communi ty loe® a poputer and most promia- ing young man . , He was acn cafiy much d e v o t^ to h is frkth^ aM The heat was driven without incident, *Tom ‘ Ellis” coming in third or fourth and was won by “I. A. J.j” driven byE . A. Kirby with “Tainstone” second. On the third heat all were surprised to see Arthur behind “Tom Ellis” again after his experience in the first heat. This was a pretty heat, “Tom Eihs” and “Majority” coming down the home stretch side by side and “Tom Ellis” winning by ha|^ a neck. This brought forth ap plause and yells from the grand stand.. The next heat “I. A. J.,” “Tom Ellis” and “Majesty” were to gether the entire mile, but “Tom El lis” caught the lead by half a neck on the last turn and came down the home stretch a winner. The- fifth heat and race was won in the same manner in 2:26|. Thursday “Micky Free” sold favor ite in the 2:35 class, but “Black Diamond” surprised all and won the race in three straight heats, the best time being 2 :32i. The second race was won b y “Dick Trumpet” in the fifth heat, he tak ing the first, third and fifth. There v^re five horses in the run ning race.^ “Rally,” of Rome, won first and Bloss second. The officers of the Association to whom credit is due for the honest man^igement of tbe races, are R. M. Richardson, president; Wm, Conk lin, vice president; Geo. W. Greene, secretary; Clai’enee T. Marshall, treasurer. ? there i< so much nrlepcndcnt' to bo one t.f the most interesting re- g lu m EntMo. With Eoberts timons yet bold and a Im’ge attend- K “\'J j carry Erie county this fail, if U’ssurod. j entb 'ii is h<:>M there, by about (C>>aUaa«a « m 4.? j 2E^oabscrioe Tor the D emocfat . courage, the same sincere purpose, will give tiiewictory to the right side,’‘which is the side of the people and the President, and not tha side of the Senate. “1 £^ustamed the President then, when he w ; h believed by th-j people to be righ:, ; iid I sustain him no\4in his oppbsitk n to the im-Deniocristic fe'eiiAtn bill. “The fight is on antVthe President HF” V'.'hat. do can not honomhty refreut. The p eo-' for.- Been pie are with him. The Democratic ' to fio'. w<di. (C'«uti*aci i’ro«i ionSKH.) Japan y s . China. Japan is now daring China to knock a chip off her shoulder, and the indi- eatiems are that China will accept the challenge. Probably n o nation m the world ba-i m many men who are sim ply “fou!i for liowdtF’ es the Celes- tiid r I Empire. forBe cause y i to go' w<dl of cuarse. boi', iIoodst:>j.i’saparinii > you hike medicine , oti are sick and ivant of cuarso. Then remem- Edw a r d € o » le y K illed FATAILT INJURED WHILE BOARDING, A FREIGHT tr a in AT BIG MOOSE STATION. ' pHEN E d w a r d Conley, of Oneida, a section foreman on the Mohawk & , Ma lone railroad at- a train at Big Moose s t a t i o n , Saturday e v e n ing, he slipped and fell under the cars, the wheels, passing over his legs. Dr. ^haper,^ of HerMmer, assisted by Dr. Peck, amputated the left leg in the eondUO- tor’s car and the injured man was^ taken to Utica to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. He was unconscious from the time of the accident until hi« death, which occurred about mid night. His recovery was deemed im possible, as the other leg was so bad ly injured that amputation at the hip would have been necessary had he survived the first operation. Death resulted from exhaustion and loss of blood. Conley was not married. He was 42 years of age, and leaves a father and two brothers residing in Oneida. The remains were taken to that vil lage for hurial. He was formerly trainman on the Central, and was' a faithful employe and a favorite with his associates. tempted to board; The wound is not con sidered serious. Th§ report is that lltiller desired to quit work and Brown refused to pay him. Miller’s wife worked for Brown at the same time and Miller told her not to wash the dishes. This enraged Brown and he went for Miller m th a club. Mil ler succeeded in taking tbe club from Brown and was assaulting Brown in return when Mrs. Brown appeared on the scene with a loaded revolver and handed it to her husband, who used it effectually, firing twice, one shot* taking effect in Miller’s neck and the other in his hand. Miller afterward came to Mohawk and. bad, his woimds dressed by Dr. J. E. Casey and made a complaint to Jus tice E. B. Ingalls, who issued a war rant for Brown’s arrest. Miller re turned to Denison’s Comers. Brown was arrested and brought before Jus tice Ingalls on the charge of assault,, second degree. He appeared with Counsellor J. B. Rafter. District Attorney Devendorf appeared for the people. The comxjiainant was not present. Brown wai ved examin ation and was committed to jail to await the action of the ( rand Jury. The revolver used was f the “bull dc^” self-cocking varietN Brown is SI years of a; e and a far mer of some means and < a joys gener al respect in the locaHtj’ , n which ho lives.. When seen a t tht jail he said- verjf'little, claiming thi the shoot- sihlK’w'as fiuu© b ylfim Jii elf-defensei^ , Saprsoce M y ^ . ‘mafi that is belies d by some mother has-been dee^ tw o . years, pi^pple who are acquaim i with him. He was in his 2Sth year. He was* — ... — _ the , picture of health a'short time since, when he was taken with ty phoid fever, from a relapse of wMch his death resulted. Mr. Myers has resided in this town alibis life, being a favorite &vevj- where. He graduated from the Ilion Academy in tfie class of ’88, and en tered Hamilton College in the fall pf 1890. He was kept out a yeari%y the death of his mother and sickness in the family, and entered last fall the class o f ’95, He was a member of the Alpha'Delphi PM fraternity. He was very popular among h is. col lege mates, ahd a man of exemplary habits. His untimely death causes profound sorrow. His funeral will take place to-day (Wednesday) at 3 p. M. from the fapaily residence on East Main street. Still at Large. Frank Lafazia, the Italian who plunged his stfietto into the face of Thomas Bridge, another son of Italy, ikonday evening of last week) at Frankfort, uppers to have made good Ms escape. A posse of citizens contiuupd to search the woods south of the village until long, after dark. An Italian, who is a resident of Frankfort, and speaks fairly good Enp^sh. expressed the Italian view of the affair. He says that Lafazia is a very good fellow and that Bridge isa bad man*, that Lafazia did not intend to kill Bridge, but to mark him so that all Italians might know Mm to be a had naan. He said ffirther that Bridge has a brother that is marked with two soars where he h ^ been slashed bjf some fell(3w countryman. ' When asked in what respect he con sidered Bridge to be a had man, he said that Bridge “talked too much witWiistnouth.” Bridge and'Lafazia liq u - -ay . ........................ had t quarrel one d Mst week, but when the stabbing oceuired no words Were exchanged. Utah a State. There are now forty-five stars in the American fiag. The President haying sign the bill admitting Utah to the Union, the total states now are forty-fi^ve. FiX’e Desiroys Keeier\s. Mohawk’s S h o o tin g Aflfray. CALVIN BROWN SHOOTS ORVILLE MIL LER IN THE NECK FRIDAY NIGHT. An altercation between Calvin Brown, a wealthy farmer residing about six miles from the village of Mohawk, near Denison’s Corners, and MsMred man Friday night, re sulted in Brown shooting the hired MiUfrisHOt s u p ^ s e (‘ to be in a very critical condition .* i his time. Tuesday Brown w ^ Imitted to bail in the sum of 13,OQl Enoch and Henry Brown becoming mdsmen. A Thousand Island .xeiirslon. If you have never isited the Thousand Islands of t River St. Lawrence, by all means tke advant age of the opportunity fforded, by the New York C e n t r a lP w rate ex cursion to Alexandria 3 »y, on Fri day, July 27th. The e> trsion train will run through to Claj on, connect ing there with the stean r for Alex andria Bay, a delightfu sail of fif teen miles amid the gr idest river scenery on the Conti- *nt. Train leaves Herkimer at 12 :S0 p . m ,, and round trip tickets are 4 id at $3. Off , each, and may be ex -nded upon payment of $1.5Q a ditional to Ticket Agent, Clayton, ^ util Aug. 5. Tho Strikes have t II Failed. The great railway striltes have» a ll failed. First came (he Missouri Pacific strike @f 1886, v Mch failed. Then the Knights of Lebor in 1887 tackled the Reading road and tMs strike failed. Then the most power ful of all railway organizations, the Brotheghdod of Locomotive En gineers, gi‘appled with the Burlington ^ Quincy road, and that strike fail ed. The next great strike was on the New York Central in 1892, conduct ed b y the Knighlfe of Labor,-and that failed. And iii 1893 came the Lehigh TaHey strike, and that failed. Now comes the Debs uprising and that &ils. TkeGOHnty Fair. The County Agricultural Society is getting things in shape for the Fair wMcb will be held the second week in September. The exMbits tMs year will he large, and every Grang er will lend a helping hand to make the Fair a suqeess. The manage ment is i n the hands of the Grangers and w e look for a successful Fair. Odd Fellows. Five Thousand Odd Fellows were in Albany to witsesk the laying of the comer stone of the order’s new FridaynightfiredeS'i’oyedKeeisr’s jtemple. Previous to laving the famous rest nirant o» Bi'ofrdway in stone a parade,'in which 2,rf0ff Odd Albany* ^S5,0l)i. The loss fs estimated a t Fellows marched, was made through I the principal slKeets.