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The State Convention Had No
Uso For Matrln or Bryan.
BOTI M K.N MERE IN CONTROL.
Jas. L. Hubble. Tobe Castor. Milton
Doollttle, W. H. Thompson and
Jas. E. Boyd Elected as
The committee on credentials
were engaged all Wednesday night
to figure out who was entitled to a
seat in the convention, and finally
seated the Boyd delegates and tired
the Martin delegates.
The convention waited impatient
ly until 11:30 o'clock, couriers being
ent at frequent intervals to hurry
ud the committee which was still
wrestling with the Dougla9 count)
contest. Just as the clock reached
the half hour the committee ap
peared and was greeted with pro
longed applause Chairman Iieland
of the committe appeared and apol
ogized for the delay, which he' said
was made necessary by the impor
tance of the matter discussed, which
could not be disposed of without
the. most, careful deliberation. A
resolution was introduced before he
uroceeded with the report allow-
ing each side thirty minutes
for the discussion of the Douglas
countv contest and ordering the
previous question on the matter im
mediately thereafter. The conven
tion was tired of delay and accepted
the resolution with a rather weak,
but unanimous voice. The report
was then read in' full. It recom
mended seating the Boyd delega
tions from Cheyenne and Cuming
counties and seating both "contest
ants from Hickcock county. The
committee found that the Offut or
Hoyfl' ' delegation r from"" TDduglas
county was the only regular one in
the' convention, arid unanimously
recommended that it be seated. The
report was hissed heartily,
Mattes of Otoe moved that the
report concerning Douglas county
be adopted. Mr. Gannon moved an
amendment that it not be con
curred in, and that the contesting
delegation headed by T. J. Mahoney
be seated. That was the ques'ion
for debate, Mr. Mahoney leading
with a speech of twenty minutes,
and cl sing in ten after Mr. Offut
had been given thirty minutes in
which to present his side of the
After both sides hail related tlieir
troubles to the convention a vote
was taken on Mr. Gannon's amend
ineut, all delegations voting except
Douglas. Lancaster cast nineteen
votes, and seventeen of these were
against the amendment. The re
suit was that the Boyd faction car
ried it by a vote of SOU ayes to 319U
The report of the committee was
adopted as a whole, and at last, al
most eighteen hours after the con
vention was called to order, an or
ganization was reached by making
the temporary organization per
Mr. Watkins introduced a resolu
tion indorsing Cleveland ana in
structing the delegation to vote for
him in the' national convention,
The last clause brought out such a
chorus of protests that Mr. Watkins
was glad to -agree to strike it out.
The indorsement was accepted with
The silver question was then
brought up. It was then moved
that a committee be appointed on
resolutions, and an amendment of
fered that Bryan be made chairman
but the amendment received no
second. After the appointment of
the committee the convention ad
journed until 2:30.
The afternoon session was called
to order at 3 o'clock. The selection
of the congressional convention of
delegates to the national convention
was endorsed. A motion was then
carried that the convention proceed
to the election of four delegates at
large to the national convention
The following nominations were
made: James I). Hubble of Jeffer
son. Tobe Castor ml Saline, Milton
Doolittle of Holt, William II.
Thompson ot Hall, James K. Boj-d
After the nomination and before
the election of alternates, on motion
of Bryan the committee on resolu
tions was ' called upon to report.
The resolutions were read by the
chairman of the committee, A. J.
Sawyer, as follows:
The democracy of .Nebraska, in
convention' assembled, do "reaffirm
our faith in the principles and doc
f Hues of democracy as first promnl-
a'ted by Tliomas' Jefferson a'tid '.ex-
pounded by Jackson' and' 'Samuel J.
'Tildeii!' ' '.''" " ' ' '" 1 - ' .
W declare our steadfast aduer. I
e'n'ce to the declarations arid princi-
ple- laid down in the national dem
ocratic platform of 18S4, and in tl
sterling message to congress by
that fearless democrat, Grove
Cleveland, in which this nation was
aroused as never before to a senst-
of i he irrcat in i ustice to the Amer
ican people by the high protectioi
war tariff laid upon them
We denounce that mrst infamous
law known as the McKiuley bill
passed by a republican congress
for the purpose of perpetuating n
hvhIciii of luxation whose direct and
immediate object is to rob tl
many for the benefit of the few.
We believe that all special legis
lation. wherebv one class is to be
built up by the oppression of an
other, is pernicious, unjust and uu
Recognizing the lofty patriotism
of the soldiers and sailors who per
iled their lives in defense of the
union, the democratic party of Ne
braska is in favor of liberal pension
to disabled, veterans and their de
uendeuf" and needv widows and
. .We favor the . regulation of rail
roads and railroad rates by the
state, and invite all who are in sym
pathy with the forgoing platform
to join us ' in electing a democratic
FREE SILNER GETS A WHIRL.
After the reading of the platform
Bryan took his place upon the stand
and read the following resolution
which he moved be added to and
mad a! part of the' platform
We declare ourselves in favor of
the free coinage of silver,
A motion was made that Bryan be
given thirty minutes to speak on the
subject, and his opponents a like
time. The war then opened in earn
est. Bryan made a speech in favor
of discussing the resolution, declar
ing that it was cowardly to dodge
Thompson ot Hall moved as a
substitute that Bryan's resolution
be adopted and the vote be taken by
a call of counties
Bryan then undertook to induce
Thompson to withraw his motion,
but without avail, and made a short
speech in which he talked about
"gag law," an expression which! was
repeated with vigor in several por
tions of the big room.
A vote was taken on Bean's res-
olution, which resulted 274 ayes and
Assistant Secretary Ilildebrand,
mounting a chair, shouted that he
had kept the tally and knew and
would swear that he was right, that
there were 257 voted jea and 247 no.
Then excitement reached its cli
max. J rusn was made lor tne
stage and many climbed upon the
platform, Governor IJoj'd, Bryan
and Thompson among, the number.
Men shook their fists toward the
chairman and some aiigrilr de
manded him to vacate the chair.
Gov. Boyd, after come minutes
partl3r succeeded getting the atten
tion of the house and stated that tw
Honorable, Honest men, sitting on
the platform, had kept tally of the
vote and declared the vote as an
nounced by the chairman correct
and the motion lost.
Pandemonium again broke loose
and for ten minutes it was impossi
ble to restore order. As a solution
it was finally agreed to call the roll
again, which was done, resulting in
229 ayes and 247 nays, it being nearly
half an hour between the time the
voting ceased and the declaring of
the result. The great unwashed of
Nebraska, with its usual consis
tency, passed a resolution indorsing
Bryan s course in congress,
At 10 o'clock the
journed sine die.
Go to the Tucker Sisters for Con
Word was received in this city
this morning announcing the death
of Mrs. J. S. Burns at North Platte.
Mrs. Burns was the wife of "Doc"
Burns, the well known B. & M. fire
man before the strike. .
The Herald is in receipt ot a cir
cular containing twenty-six pages
devoted to the statement of Francis
G. Newlands, of Nevada, made be
fore the committee on coinages,
weights and measures.
A special train will be run be
tween this city and Weeping Water
to-morrow for the convenience of
those who wish to attend the repub
lican county convention. ' One and
one-third fare for the round trip.
Train starts at 10:55 in the morning
and leaves Weeping Water at 4:30 in
Go to Josep Fetzer's for men's and
boys" shoes; he keeps the best stock
that can be had.
The ladies of the'M. K. church re
quest all the members and friends
of the church who have flowers and
plants, and are willing to. lend them
for Sunday (Easter services), to
bring them, or - leave" word with
some of the Sunday school teachers
or officers,' so ,'tfiey ' can ; be' at ' the
church" to-morrow afternoon. ' We
want' plenty 'of flowers for' church
I F. Bkitt. Pastor.
DAD PURDY AND A POKER
Put a Tramp to Flight This
I V1M I IttD AI1EK A LONO CHASE
Frank Courtey Kicked In th Face
by a Fractious Horse The
Mlssouil Pacific Will
Run a Special To
morrow. F,arly this forenoon a tramp en
tered the residence of W. S. Purdy
on South Third street and pro
ceeded to go through the house
Before he had gone very far he was
detected by Mr. Purdy's daughter,
and she immediately informed her
father. Mr. Purdy picked up
atove poker and chased his tramp
ship off the premises.
umcr iMtzpatricK appeared on
the scene and started in pursuit
in tne meantime a boy came up
town and informed Chief of Police
Tom Fry that ' "Johnny"' was
chasing a man and that they were
headed toward Chicago avenue.
Mr. Fry jumped onto .his pony
standing near by, and just as he
had reached the avenue the tramp,
with "Johnny" close upon him
came into view. . The tramp started
up the avenue, with Fry on liorse
bacK atter mm, and ran . about a
block, when he jumped the fence
As he jumped the fence Fry
noticed that he had a revolver in
his hand, but before he could reach
mm he had run around the corner
of the house.
The chief then got his. shooting
iron in readiness and started for the
house on foot," ordeting him to
throw up his hands, which he did.
When' Officer Fry arrested the
man he had no revolver.but the lady
ot tne house notibed him that she
saw the man kick something under
the porch. Upon investigation a!
revolver with five chambers loaded
was found. The man gave his name
as James Miller.
A short time afterwards three men
supposed to be partners . of Miller,
tried to get a small boy to carry a
note to the city jail and deliver it to
the prisoner. The boy immediate
ly notified the police who started
in pursuit and run the three away
below the bridge and they made
their escape in the timber.
The man Miller said that he was
not in the house bent on robbery,
but to get something to eat, but
Dad Purdy appeared on the scene
before he had time to do either.
Kicked in the Face.
Frank Coursey met with a painful
accident. Last nijrht while feeding
lis horse he was kicked in the face,
cutting his top e3-elid so that sev
eral stitches had to be taken to
bring the gash together, but luck
ily, however, his eje was not in
jured, although Mr. Coursey has a
bad looking eye.
To the Convention.
The M. P. will run a special train
to Weeping Water to-morrow to ac
commodate those who desire to at
tend the republican county conven
tion. The train departs at 10:35 a. m.
and leaves Weeping Water at 4:30
p. m. One and one-third fare for
the round trip.
The Tucker Sisters have secured
the services of an eastern trimmer
and they invite their lady friends to
call and see her.
Weeping Water Items.
From the Republican.
Monday,' J. Chase moved his office
fixtures down to the iactory and at
present the managers1 are busy in
voicing. They have been delayed a
great deal in their efforts' fo close
up the deal in the matter of fixing
up papers, etc.,. but there is no
doubt that a force will be at work
in a short time and so far several
men have been engaged. Although
on the start they do not expect to
employ many hands, believing that
by hiring only as their needs de
mand they can better pay out, and
incur much less expense, yet they
expect as soon as they can furnish
work for new men to have in course
of time, every machine going. With
capital and push behind' it there is
no reason why it should not win
and prove a blessing to the com
munity, instead of an eye-sore for
strangers to point the finger of ridi
cule at and say what's the matter
with your town, why don't your factor-
run? If Mr. Chase succeeds in
the enterprise even to warrant the
employing of as many men as were
connected with it formerly, lie will
deserve the thanks of all.
Eluiwood citizens petitioned the
Missouri Pacific officials for a night
operator, but as this va only the
first petition sent in they should
not be discouraged at the refusal
of the same. .Weeping- Water still
has her depot and numerous otlier
enterprise asked for-to get. ,
TO ANY GENTLEMAN
Who can write the most words on
new U. S. Postal Card
1 A Nice Spring Suit.
2. A Nice Leather Satchel.
3 Two Nice Shirts.
Send all Postal Cards
JOE, The One
No more Postal Cards accepted after July3, 1892.
Only one Postal Card received from one and the same person
JOE, the Popular Clothier,
Opera Ho-u.sg Corner,
J. F. Kaufman, of Avoca. is in
Mrs. Wm. Tighe departed for Om
aha this morning.
O'Bryan, O'Gannon. O'Martin,
O'Sliermaii, Oh! My.
Fred Clinton came in trom u eep-
ing Water this morniug.
Mrs. W. S. Purd3r was an Omaha
passenger this morning.
Mrs. Atwood and Mrs. Agnew went
up to Omaha this morning.
Attorney Eugene Montgomery, of
Omaha, is in the city to-day.
Mrs. T. M. Patterson went up
Omaha this morning on No. 5.
Mrs. John Black went up
Omaha on No. 5 this morning.
Hon. R. B. Windham was
Omaha to-day on legal business.
Rudolph Rauens and mother were
Lincoln passengers this morning.
Charles Jordan and J. V. Purcell,
of Greenwood, are in the city to-day.
Miss Maud Rennie and Miss Myr
tle Purdy were Omaha visitors to
day. Mrs. M. B. Murphy and Mrs. Byron
Clark went up to Omaha this morn
ing. Mrs. M. Schlegel departed fo
South Omaha this morning on
J. E. Riley passed through the city
this morning on No. 5 en route for
Mrs. George Poisall left for Gretna
for a short visit with her mother,
Mr. and Mrs. Hatfield, of Malvern,
Iowa, are the guests of Dr. and Mrs.
C.-A. Marshall. . . .
Superintendent G. W. Noble and
wife will become residents' Of our
city next week' .' ' ' '
J. E Douglas and L. F. Gibberson,
two legal lights of Weeping Water,
are in the city to-day.
W. Ii: 'Lain z and Mr- ,Kdd the
waterworks men; departed i for Ra
cine? '.a rid Boston this morning. !
Orlando Teff t, chairman of the
republican county central, commit
teearrived in the cityjast nht.
CTW. ; Sherman J returned trom
Omaha a ladder ... and wiser nJan.
The tears he shed for O'Bryan are
said to have overflowed i the Omaha
Joseph Fetzer keep a full line of
ladlra ad cHiWre ahoee.. .
. - ..r. ft 'i.-f '
PRICh: - CLOTHIER
the Following Prizes
Every word must be written with pen and ink.
Every word must be readable with the naked eye,
And must be vrritten in sensible sentences.
Price Clothier, Plattsmouth, l$ep
Two Big Boilers for the Haveloek.
Shops on the Ground.
Two mammoth boilers for the car
shops of the B. & M. arrived 3-ester-
dar and are now being unloaded
from the cars at Havelock.
The boilers are of special make
and were manufactured at Erie,
Pennsylvania, where Foreman Pat
McCallen of Plattsmouth, who will
be transferred to Havelock, in
spected and accepted them three
However slowjy the machinery
appears to arrive, it is coming as
speedily as possible, as consider
able time is required to make it,
every piece being of special pattern
for these works. The tulk of it ia
yet to come, it may be said, though
several cars are now enroute. Lin
Waxted Some good cotton rags
at this office.
One of the neatest windows in the
city is the one in the Sherwood
block, fitted up by the Tucker Sis
The fiend incarnate that carried
away the steps in front of the office
door had better return them at once
before he hears something fall.
Judge Ramsey to-day issued a
marriage licenseto W. G. Clements,
of South Omaha, and Miss Ada
Swanback, of Greenwood.
County Clerk Dickson has a bran
ew type-writer on trial at his office,
and he is busy this afternoon figur
ing out the combination of the ma
chine. R. C. I lines, a painter in the I. 4c
M. shops, has severed connections
with tbe B-& M. and will move with
his family to Decatur, Illinois, where
he has secured a position with the
ATTENTION IS CALLED
TO OUR ELEGANT STOCK
OF WALL PAPER. WE HAVE
THE EXCLUSIVE SALE OF THE
FINEST LINE OF WALL PAPER
IN THE COUNTY,' OUR PRICES
DO THE SELLING FOR" US."
REMEMBER OUR STOC OF
PAINTsV 1 OILS, AND ' VAR
i- j. a
on July 4th:
YOU WANT to see the larg,
iock or Hanpiiperin I'laltsmoii
c;ill at bnydcr's store. Mot
Waxted Apprentice girls to
learn dressmaking. Third door
west or Hotel Kiley.
Mks. L. A, On exs.
Enop Liquor Care.
To those seeking a rescue from
liquors curse or. other, evil habits
brought about by morphine, tobne
co etc. The FJnsor Institute at South
Omaha offers one of the most relia
ble and best places to go with the
absolute certainty of a. permanent
cure. Write or visit the institute.
IT IS TRUU that Snyder has as
many rolls of Border as some peo
ple have bolts of Wallpaper. The
handsomest styles in Borders ever
shown in Plattsmouth.
Step into Joe's.; the one price
clothier, and look at his nice line of
boys clothing. 1 . ,1 '.
Wanted: An energetic man to
manage branch office. Only a few
dollars needed. Salary to start $75
per month and interest in business
The Western Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Get a move on your secretions by
taking "Ralrena for your Blood."
Cures the worst Skin and Blood
Disorders. Guaranteed by O. II.
Snyder and Brown & Barrett.
SALESMEN-rEnergetic men want
ed. Free prepaid outfit. One of
our agents has earned over $20,0U0
in five years. I. O. Box 1-371, New
York. ' r
IT IS A FACT that Snyder has
more Wallpaper than any other
house in town. Handsomest and
latest styles and lowest prices. An
examination win convince you 01 ii
this. He has the goods to back f
Ex-Governor Furnas writes: Send
me one dozen Rail Road 'Pain Cure
with bill, it cures more aching ills
than any other preparation I have
used or known. 25c and 50c at
Snyder and Brown & Barrett.
Subscribe for The Plattsmouth
Daily Herald at 15 cent a week.
Why will you' cough! when 'Shi
loh'ecure will give. immediate, re
lief. Price 10 cts., 50 cts. a ad fl
The prettiest. andlargest line of
neck ware t ever , Droturnt. to fiatta
.1 . T i',, 1 .......
inouuj tl J ire o.
THE BEST Mixed
for aaley Snyder.
The Tucker Sisters bare juat re
ceived a large invoice of Millinery
and pattern hat.- Call and are them
in tbe Sherwood block.' -
Railroad Cough Cure ia the true
Antidote for. Throat -and Lunir
Troubles. luily- warranted at
Brown A Barrett a and O. H. Sny
der. " ... ... .