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Republican State Convention.
The republican electors of the state of
Nebraska are requested to send delegates
from their several counties to meet in
convention at the city of Lincoln Thurs
day, August 23, 1888, at 2 o'clock p. in.,
for the purpose of placing in nomination
candidates for the following state oilices.
Secretary of State.
Auditor of Public Accounts.
Commissioner of Public Lands and
And the transaction of such other busi
ness as may come before the convention.
The several counties are entitled to re
presentation as follows, being based upon
the vote cast for lion. Samuel Maxwell,
judge, in 1887, giving one delegate at
large to each couuty, and for each 150
votes, and major fraction thereof:
I'.uH'alo ... .
Kevlia I'ali a
. . -i
. . 7
. . . Id l.ojran
. . 'J
. 7 IVikltis
. s; Phelps
.Vi Ked Willow
. 4 Sarpy
. TjSeward ...
. i Sherman
. :;i - taiiton
. 4: Valley
11 j Washington
. 4 Wheeler
. niYork -- -
.14 Unorganized Ter.
. . ;
. . y
. . 3
,lcd that no proxies be
admitted to the convention except such as
- Price Clir.
are held by persons residing in the coun
ties from which the proxies are given.
To Chairmen County Central Commit
tees: Whekeas, At the republican state con
vention held at Lincoln October o, 1887,
the following resolution was adopted:
Jlesolci'd, That the state central com
mittee be instructed to embrace in its call
for the next state convention the submis
sion of the prohibition question to there
publican voters at the republican pri
Therefore, in accordance with the
above resolution, tho several county cen
tral committees are hereby instructed to
include in their call for their next county
convention the submission of the prohi
bition question to the i:ki'L"iilicax voters
at the republican primaries.
Gko. I). Mkiklejokx, Chairman.
Wai.t. 51. Sf.ei.ey, Secretary.
Gkovkii had a little sheep,
Its fleece was short nnd loner,
lie lost it at Saint Louis,
And heard of it in Oregon.
Gkovkk had a billy goat,
lie thought it was a sheep,
He seized it by its little throat,
And it knocked him in a heap.
Repcukicako for submission.
Tiik red bandana will be dyed black
after the Cth of November next.
The republicans are for submitting
prohibition to the people at the next elec
tion. The national democratic platform a
red bandana handkerchief won't wash,
because it will fade.
TiiriiM VX is the G. O. 3b of the demo
cratic party and Cleveland is theD. O. M.
if they only dared say so.
Font years ago it was "Cleveland and
Reform," but now it is "Cleveland and
the Red Bandaua " In both cases the
tail was admitted by democrats to be the
stonger end of the ticket.
The republican anti-bandana antidote
is a handkerchief representing the Amer
ican nag, with one large extra star for
Dakota. It will bo a good campaign
document and knock out the "bull and
red flag" combination. Republican.
" Public oflice is a public trut," and
had I been here with a few of my kidney,
things would have been different when
thse fellows were trampling upon the
constitution and uphold ins: the nefareous
amendments to the constitution! " "It's
a long lane that has no turn." L. Q. C.
The Cleveland convention, held lately
in St. Louis, endorsed the Mills bill for
free trade nnd forgot the Cleveland
ISayord cod-fish treaty. Where was
Chevalier Uayord anyway i
Tiik republican party of Nebraska is in
favor of submission, and every republi
can paper in the mialler cities and towns
is in favor of it. The big journals will
follow, for they are not slow to take
patern from the county press.
The Mills bill for British free trade
was endorsed at St. Louis and never a
word about Jeff Davis silver crown!
Where were the Mississippi patriots? nnd
why was that nthi r noble, old Roman,
Jeff Davis, overlooked and snubbed;
Tin: man who reminded the democratic
party that it has a nose is nominated amid
enthusiasm and called "a noble Roman";
but the man who has offended the entire
nose of the American people is tadly re
nominated, while the fellows who did
the job were holding their noses.
In his Saint Louis speech Dan'l Dough
erty assured the country that it need fear
nothing from Grovcr Cleveland's elec
tion. When Dougherty of Tammany
signs Grover Cleveland's bond, the busi
ness interests of the country smile. Now,
who will go on Jlr. Dougherty's bond i
With the "Hritish Jack" nnd a red
handkerchief for president and yice pres
dent and one of Henri Watterson's second
hand editorials for a platform, the demo
cratic party embarks on the political
ocean of uncertainty for 1888. What a
gang of federal strnglers it will furnish
for Salt river next November.
Dan'l! has Eugene Iliggius gone to
the great convention i He lias, Grover,
why ? All right, Dan'l, I noticed Geo.
William Curtis had to stay at home to
hold down the civil service league, and I
was afraid our motto, "Public oflice is a
public TiirsT," might be overlooked, if
Eugene was not there. We must take care
of the thi'sts, Dan'l. Grover Cleveland.
The red silk barnburner U a;ade in
England. The new democratic silk
badges introduced in New York are
made iu England. The democratic tariff
plank was manufactured in England.
The democratic shroud will he furnished
next fall by England. The mourners
over the sad fate of Cleveland air! Thar
man will be found in England. There is
no denying the Appropriateness of all this.
The Omaha Jfirald has read Senator
Wade Hampton's article on the race issue
in the "solid south " and finds nothing
in it worth reviewing. It is at least re
freshing to find a leading democratic
newspaper in the north that does not en
dorse the leaden logic resorted to by
South Carolina's senator in his literary
endeavor to furnish a reason why the
" solid south " has re-enslaved the race
for political purposes.
The opening gun in the democratic
campaign was fired from a confederate
graveyard at Baltimore. One, Johnston,
declared that the solid south was now in
control of national affairs and that old
Jeff Davis was a patriot who scorned ani
nest' unless it was carried to him accom
panied by an appology or words to that
effect. A confederate graveyard is about
the proper place to hold a ratification
meeting for the man who placed L. (J. C.
Lamar upon the supreme bench of the
Jokes are now being told about Judge
Thurman, and one of them is to the effect
that the judge, at his house or chambers,
once invited some gentlemen to come up
and have something to drink. All he
could find was some appollinaris water,
which he gravely opened and said:
"Friends, Mrs. Thurman will not permit
any liquor to he jn this house, and I must
offer you just what I get myself." They
drank the appollinaris water humbly.
When they got down stairs and were
about to go the judge followed them out
into the street. " The fact i, gentlemen,
said he, " that though Mrs. Thurman does
run the house, she does not. thank God,
control the whole town. I want some
whiskey to wash the taste of that appolli
naris water oul of my mouth." Lincoln
How loving and harmonious the dem.
ocralic brethren are! Now there's Con
gressman Mills, the papa of the Mills tar
iff bill, and Congressman Randall, the
leader of the opponents, who are at
swords poipts on tariff legislation and
haven't a thought in common on that
question. They have laid down upon
the platform and wrapped its folds
about them, each well pleased with their
double headed curiosity. The Wattter
son crowd declares that the platform
takes advanced free trade ground, and
the Randallites are just as ready to de
clare that it endorses their own position
in favor of a protective tariff. Now who
can make up their minds to believe that
a party can win with such an unprinci
pled declaration of principles ? It can't
be done. Express.
N EITHER 11 AN V A NA NOliSHIliT.
General Bradley T. Johnson has been
waving something lurid for the benefit
cf the friends of the "Lost Cause." It
was not a bandana, that is certain; for he
was not at St. Luis, but at Baltimore,
and the onlv noble old Roman whose
praises he sounded was Jefferson Davis.
It was tiie Confederate Hag which he fig
uratively unfurled in the Maryland cem
etery where Southern soldiers are buried,
and he did not hesitate to Haunt it in the
face of the loyal North on the very day
of President Cleveland's renomination.
This brief passage gives the spirit of the
Brigadier's appeal for unity in this period
of "reconcilation and goodwill" under
the undivided democracy:
The South is progressing. She is not
dead. These old Confederate soldiers
and their descendants elect ninety out ol
eyery 100 congressmen, thirty-four of the
United States senators, and the president
of the United States. The government
of the United States is controlled by con
federate soldiers. These old confederate
soldiers are not idle. Their work for
twenty-six years in government, in rail
roads, and in industrial enterprises of all
sorts is making itself felt all over the
land. In 18D0 Texas will send twenty
live men to congress. The anxiety will
then be not who can carry New Yolk in
the election, but who can carry Texas.
Every confederate soldier carries with
him chained to his heart a casket of his
dead hope and aspirations which lie will
carry with him through life as Douglas
did the heart of Bruce to the Holy Land to
show his devotion to the cause for which
he fought. I cannot forget Jefferson
Davis. He is a patient statesman and
hero. He is renowned for his patriotism.
I hope he will go down to his grave with
the disfranchisement his enemies have put
upon him, for I am sure he would never
accept the right of suffrage except by
unanimous consent, of which there is not
the remotest hope.
If veterans of the Union armies will
read these incisive sentences they will
not be at a loss to understand the presi
dent's reluctance to sign relief measures
for their impoverished and bedridden
comrades, or his refusal to attend the
last National Encampment. Theconfed
eracy is in the saddle and it rides as it
pleases. The soldiers who fought against
the Union virtually elected President
Cleveland and little short of a majority
of the United States senate. The presi
dent's main reliance for re-election is up
on the same confederate host, who will
deliver to him without a struggle the
electorial vote of every one of the South
ern states. When General Johnson savs
that "t);e government of the United
States is controlled Ly confederate sol
diers," he may be discreet, but he tells
the plain truth. The Brigadiers who
with Jdui cannot forget Jefferson Davis,
but on every occasion speak of the arch-
conspirator of the rebellion as a patient
hero, an exalted patriot, and a noble
martyr, have not, indeed, been idle since
the war. They have regained for the
South the supremacy which it enjoj-ed in
slavery times. The control congress and
the national administration. They hold
the fate of every northern industry in the
hollow of their hand.
General Johnson may have chosen an
unfortunate day for flaunting the glory
and power of the confederate soldier,
but he blurted out the truth. His tri
umphant speech n:ay not accord with Un
democratic cymbals in convention over
the restoration of peace, harmony and
fraternity in the American union, but
there is more sincerity in it than there
was in any declamation that was heard
in St. Louis. While the delegates there
assembled flutteied their red bandanas in
a frenzy of emotional partisanship, he
gazed with devotion at the old confeder
ate flag and calmly rehearsed its victories
and conquests since the collapse of the
rebellion. N. Y. Tribune.
If the great City of Glasgow B ink
failure a few years back, with liabilities
of thirty million dollars, marked an epoch
in British finance, the manner its ruinous
effects haye largely been overcome is no
less noteworthy as an example of that
"standing by each other" for which the
Scotch people are anciently famous.
Under the stern law of unlimited liabili
ty, stockholders of the bank had to
make good to the creditors every farth
ing of their accounts. This they did.
But the process brought utter ruin to all,
except a few who could afford to pay an
assessment of .$3,000 on each $100 of
stock. Thereupon, the Scottish people
set to work, quietly and with no appeal
to outsiders, to care for the unfortunate
stockholders. A fund of 1,9:3.,000 was
raised, and so well has it been adminis
tered that net a stockholder nor any one
dependent on him has suffered want or
priyation, while many have been aided
by loans to regain a prosperous business
standing. Up to date, 83 per cent of
such loans have been repaid by the bene
ficiaries. There now remains of the fund
some $o00, 000, the bulk of which will
be devoted to purchasing annuities for
widows and other helpless dependents.
The entire transaction forms a notable
record at once of generosity and thrift,
creditable in tiie highest degree to the
people who have thus turned disaster in
to honor. N. Y. Tribune.
The bandaua supplies to the demo
cracy a long felt want. They have now
something to blow on. It will be quite
a saving to some of their coat sleeves.
CHAMP ION OF TIIE W'OIiUK
Pcspito what may be said about the
lack of physical training of the American
people as a whole, the fact is that more
and more attention is being paid to such
training every day. The ability to per
form feats of physical skill is continual
ly looked on with more favor. The skill
ful amateur is constantly becoming more
numerous and more proud of the fact
that he is an adept at some athletic game
or feat. This has been illustrated of late
in a quarter where it would hardly be
look for. We refer to the case of Presi
dent Cleveland. The intelligent reader
may, very likely, for the moment, fail to
recognize to what we have reference, but
he cannot have wholly forgotten that
Mr. Cleveland is the only man in the
American continent, or perhaps the world,
who can button his collar together and
then put it on without taking elf his hat.
This being the only thing in which Mr.
Cleveland is the universally acknowl
edged champion, the high appreciation
of the point by the democratic party is
plainly manifest in its desire to re-elect
This is the generation of physical im
provement. A few years ago the cham
pion high-jumper of the New England
States, the champion tennis player of
New York, the champion sprinter of
Oiiio, the champion pie-biter of Michigan
were thought but little of. So, also,
would it have been if the champion collar-adjuster
had then arisen. Now all is
changed, and one of the great political
parties of the land is trying to elect this
youngest champion of them all to the
highest oflice. And, we take it. trying
to do it purely on the ground of this
championship, lie never having been a
success in any other line.
As the contest opens, we want to con
gratulate the democratic party on the
splendid condition its champion is in.
They say he is in constant training and
that he never misses. When he first en
tered the White House, as is well known,
lie was simply able to button his collar
and slip it over his head. Some say it
scraped his ears a little then. He ap
peared to be satisfied with this. Soon,
however, he say that if lie could expect
renomination he must do better. So it
has come about that he can now fasten
his collar with a diamond, button and
slip it on over his hat.
Mr. Cleveland rises at 8 o'clock. A fter
ten minutes' exercise with light dumb
bells, and pos-ibly a pull at a health-lift,
lie dresses, puts on his hat, takes his col
lar (previously buttoned) in his right
hand and gives it a toss into the air. It
spins away toward the ceiling, remaining
horizontal and revolving rapidly. As it
descends, Mr. Cleveland makes a dive
toward it, runs under it neatly, shoots
his head up through it, stretches up his
neck and works his head around like a
lien scanning the heayens for a possible
hawk for about live seconds, which caus
es the co'lar to adjust itself perfectly,
picks up his came, takes the "sovereignty
of sixty millions of people" out of the
bureau drawer, where he keeps it nights,
goes down to the olliee, opens the safe
and begins to reign. N. Y. Tribune.
L'p in Dakota couuty a wily school
ma'am, whose pupils were mostly well
grown lads and Jasses as big as herself,
was much troubled about the lack of en
thusiasm in the first class in spelling.
They could not spell worth a cent and
they spent their time ogling each other
from the back benches and passing notes
and things instead of studying the spell
ing book. She thought over the problem
until her head ached and then an idea
struck her. She promulgated a rule the
next morning to the effect that every boj'
who spelled a word missed by a girl and
went above her should be privileged to
kiss the poor speller as he passed her on
his way up towards the head. The effect
was electrical. The girls thought it
would be a dreadful thing to be kissed,
and the boys thought it would be nice to
get above the girls with refreshments by
the way. They did their level best the
first day and comparatively few boys
went up. But as the days progressed,
while the boys studied as hard as ever,
the efforts of the girls seemed to slack.
And it has been going that way ever since.
The school mistress has finally abrogated
the rule. The school was picking up in
attendance very fast under the rule but
there is a minifest falling off now. The
boys have, however, become notable
spellers. Lincoln Journal.
There is a man living among the
mountains of Tennessee who will be 211
years and 7 months old on the 4th day of
next July. He stands erect and one day
last week, on a wager, ran CO miles in
ot minutes, beating a limited express
train. The engineer of the train was so
mortified at the result that he resigned.
The veteran felt none the worse for his
run and celebrated Ids victory by jump
ing over a five-barred gate and easing a
large number of consecutive quail. His
hearing, eyesight, and taste for tobacco
arenas good as they ever were. P. S. This
story Is not founded on fact, but we
cheerfully place it at the disposal of the
earnest demecratic editors who are en
deavoring to make out that Thurman is
rather a giddy young thing than other
wise N. Y. Tribune.
4 trri t r,iT i M V IV 1 ' I IT If. l!Si
1.11 1 li lit "ii "i' ! , w .........
The population of the-United States has
increased 1,0( 0,000 since 1 HSl. In the
presidential election of that year 10,0m!,-
0H yotes were cast. This year tin- ag
gregate will reach 11,000,000. On Nov
ember 0 next 1,000,000 more ballots w ill
be cast than were deposited on the day
of election four ycais ago. Some of
these new voters are adopted citizens of
the country, but the greater proportion
of them are men who were born and
bred on our soil They are d stiihuted
throughout all the states. The plivotal
state of New York has -10.000 of them.
Who will the 1,000.000 now voters
support in the canvass of INHN? Preju
dice, predilection or prepossession will
govern a few in making their choice.
Considerations of narrow self-interest
will influence other. Sentiments of
broad public spirit and pittrioliMii, how
ever, will actuate by far the greater por
tion of them in making their selection at
the polls. It is to this latter class that
the republicans look fur support this
Will the 10,000 new voters of the slate
of New York divide equally between tho
great parties in 1MNN? Scarcely. That
as many of these! will ge to the democra
cy as will come over to the: republican
party is te the last ele-gree improbable.
To suppose otherwise would be to cast a
reflection on their sense ami intelligenc e-.
Men of education, of pure sensibilities,
and of lofty sentiments are: naturally re
publicans. A large share of these are' of
that class. Their instincts and apira
tiems are republican, and by a law
and impulse of their being they will drift
into the republican party. The parties
in New York we re so evenly balcnce d in
1884 that the democratic: plurality was
just 1047. In no state has Mr. Cle vclaml
declined so much in popularity in the;
past three years as he has in New York.
But apart from the antagonism to him of
thousands of those who gaye: him thclt'
support in 1884, the number of the: new
voters who will jein the party of his op
ponents this year will undoubtedly bo
great enough to give the republicans a
safe majority in the empire state. Globe
The country that wouhl be most bene
fited by the establishment of low duties
or free: trade, wouhl be Great Britain,
Under our pre sent high duties in tho
year 1877, the imports, of merchandise
from Great Britain and Ireland ainountcel
to $l(i."),:510,0Tl) while the exports and
domestic merchandise from the United
States to Great Britain for the same ye ar
amounted to :)(U,'ll 0.070, showing the
balance of trade in our favor amounting
to $01,24:,2.5(. Whenever wo have
had a high tariff that remained in force
for any length of time the balance; of
trade has been in our favor, ami gold
and silver are brought into this country
to paj' fer the excess of the goods we se ll.
On the other hand when we are under a
low tariff or free trade the balance of
trade has bee n against us. finel gold and
silver coin is taken out of the country to
pay for this balance. The; loss of sprcip.
to Great Britain during the biLl twcJ,ci
years is one of the reasons why the u
making such desperate efforts to get the;
present congress to reduce duties. All
the panics that have occurred in thin
country have been preceded by a period
iu which the dutic-s on fore ign gejed.-s
have been reeluced. mid the balance of
trade was turned against us, taking from
the country the gold and silver, the
foundation of our money. The re never
was a time in the history of this country,
when there has been so large n accumu
lation of golel and silver in the vault ;it
Washington as there has been during thu
present high tariff, and there never was a
time when there was so m-idi money in
the country as there is now, and when
the rate of interest was so low, One of
the Great advantages to this country of
having high duties is that it keeps the
money which production costs in this
country, and adds enormously to our
national wealth. Keep this in mind and
vote for the republican candhlate for
president whoever he may be, as such a
vote is for high tariff and American pro
INT E HE XT IN U PHENOMENON.
Captain Friis of the Norwegian steam
ship "Yik ing, repents to the Hvdrorrra
phic Oflice that he observed at midnight
April 20, between Chatham and Davis
South Shoal, when the moon was in its
last epjater and about two hours above
the horizon, two darklooking narrow stra
ta of clouds; the upper one evtcndi.iji
across the face of the moon, the upper
and lower limbs of the lntter appearing
above and below the cloud-stratum. Tiie
cloud was moving south-westerly. On
the same line with the moon, and to the
westward of it, was a nearly circ ular lum
inous spot, larger than the'moon, whic h
looked as the sun might when shinning
through a thick mist. The second strat"
um of clouel was about halfway between
the first and the horizon. The phc liome
non coiitinc-d until the moon set at two
o'clock, when there shot upwards Iroiu
the upper limb fan-shaped rays of light,
DON'T FOIHJET IT.
The winning man has never been nom
inated at Saint Louis. The superstitious
man in the White house wants to pass this
notice in the crown of his hat for refer
ence next Neyember.
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