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About Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 6, 1896)
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
OVEE THE STATE.
Tnic literary people of Odell have or
janizeda Shaksperian club.
Ladies of Emerson gave a leap year
ball, which was a highly successful
Adam Studebakkr of rierce county
has been pronounced insane and taken
to the asylum.
Two York urchins who deserted
home and parents were overhauled in
St. Joseph, .Ma
J. II. Deland, living at Florence, is
93 years old. He reads and writes
without glasses and is quite an active
I'.uy home made goods and build up
home industries, is a pood policy, Far
rell's h ire Extinguisher. made by Far
rell & co. . Dmalix
C. E. Cri, joint arent of the I'nion
Pacific and Omaha railroads at Norfolk,
has deserted his family, a wife and
The Farmers' Mutual Insurance com
pany carried risks amounting to 51 .. -
O0 'during the year l!'.5. and did not
have a loss.
Dk. William Duly, elected coronr
of Nemaha countv last NovemWr,
failed to qualify and so Dr. Opperman
holds over for two years.
A 4-yeak-oi.i child was killed near
Aulurn lv a playmate, as a result of
using a loaded rifle as a toy. The old
story, nobody knew it was loaded.
Farmer Vansyo-. living a short dis
tance south of Wilcox, was thrown
from his windmill a short time ago and
was thought to be fatally injured.
The Verdon State bank pays 4la per !
cent interest on S..000 of Richardson
countv funds and the State bank at
Falls City pays 4 per cent on the bal
Tekamah shippers are working to se
cure a cut rate on hay shipments to
Iowa and Illinois points. If the rate
can l e secured thousands of tons will
About 30,000 sheep are being fed in
the vicinity of Silver Creek this winter,
which has been a good thing for farm
ers in creating a local demand for hay
At Lexington the jury in the Walker
case, alter being out fifteen hours, re
turned a verdict of sane and the judge
ordered the sentence of hanging to be J
executed March 4.
The Fanners' and Merchants" bank
at Platte Center has resumed business i
under the new organization, with Fred
Jewell as president and D. 1). Lynch as
cashier. This bank closed its doors
about three weeks ago.
Fred Lubeck, a farmer living near j
Berlin, while in town slipped on the
sidewalk, striking his head on the cul- j
vert, cutting a terrible gash across the
forehead, laying his entire scalp open,
lie will be disfigured for life.
The annual report of County Treas
urer J. XV. Lynch of Platte county, who
was recently declared short in his ac- j
counts, was received last week by au- j
ditor .Moore. It snows mat ne owes
the state 13,000 on collections.
Miss Nannie Shawhax of Humboldt
ate ice cream and the services of the ,
family physician were required to save ,
her life. "The cream is supposed to j
have been poisoned by the action of the .
acid flowing upon the tin freezer.
Ali. the people who left Nebraska in ;
the dry year are getting back and
thousands are coming who were never
here before. . Already in the winter ,
months is heard "the first low wave j
where soon shall roll a human sea.'
State Superintendent Corbett con
templates making a trip to Florida to
attend the national meeting of state
and city superintendents, which con
venes February 18. Superintendent
Pearse of Omaha and a few others ex
pect to attend. I
Secretary of State Piper has re
eeived a portion of the 2.G00 copies of
the soldiers and sailors roster for the .
year 18.0, and is also wrapping them 1
for shipment. Each llrand Army post '
is entitled to three copies by provison
of the statute. j
The tide of immigration seems to be
once more turning toward Nebraska. .
Many of those who left in 18'j4 are
drifting back from the land of big red
apples, and seem perfectly content now
to remain in a state which they made a
great mistake in leaving.
The state banking board has made
an order permitting the Bank of Wau
neta and the Creighton Bank of Com
merce to close up their business upon
the officers furnishing a good and suffi
cient bond to pay off all the liabilities
within a fixed time.
Caijstk M. Elkins of Wilcox, a lady
sixty-eight 3'ears of age, has filed a pe-'
tition in district court at .Minuen,
claiming damages against the C, B. &
. railway company for injuries re
ceived on a wrecked train of the com- :
pany at Edgar. She asks the sum of
Ax order has been made by the su- '
preme court suspending the sentence of
Edward C. Hockenberger of Grand
Island, pending the hearing of the ap
plication for a new trial. Hockenber
ger was convicted of embezzlement of
SI. 000 of school money while secretary
of the school board of grand Island dis
trict. The 3-year-old son of James Moody
was brought to Ansley, having receiv
ed a severe wound to the left hand by
an ax in the hands of an older child.
The children were playing with an ax,
one chopping off a string while the
other was holding it on a block, when
the ax came down on the hand, sever
ing the litte finger and almost severing
the one next to it from the hand.
Word was received at Friend that
Charles E. Oridley was dead. He went
to the Indian territory about a year
ago. Ciridley served a term in the pen
itentiary for assault with intent to kill,
and after having served ten of a thir
teen'years' sentence was pardoned by
t ;overnor Thayer.
Steel City is kept well stirred up
over succeeding developments in the
Steel City bank failure. The latest dis
covery consists of S17,0.;0 worth of
forged paper. Chester Andrews being
the party imposed on in this case. No
loss attached to the batcn of orger.es
however, as the forged notes had all
Militia Liable to Service.
For the information of the Nebraska
National Guard, the opinion of Judge
Advocate (Jeneral Stark has been ap
proved and promulgated by Governor
Holcomb and the military board. For
a long time it has been a mooted ques
tion whether the president of the United
States could call for the national guard ,
to go outside of the limits of the state :
on military duty. According to the
statute of Nebraska he cannot do so. ;
In this the Nebraska law conflicts with
the statutes of the United States, as is
shown by the opinion of Judge Advo-.
cate General Stark, who pointsout that (
under the laws of the federal govern- ,
ment the militia is subject to the com
mand of the president, in case of inva- ,
sion or rebellion, and liable to all mili- j
tary duty whenever it may be required. I
Dakota City .Man Hangs Himself. I
Dakota City dispatch: George G
Cummings committed suicide last night ;
about 9 o'clock by hanging. He was 31 ;
years old and his home was in Minne- j
sota. He came here in June last, giv
ing his name as Andy Hale, hunting
work, and was employed on farms here
during the summer. December 10 he
was married to Mrs. Nellie Stoner. ;
Their married life was not very pleas
ant, he being extremely jealous, and
last week his wife had him arrested for
assault and battery, but later dismissed
the ease- For three days he had threat- .
er.ed to take his life by cutting his
throat and hanging, and while his wife
was lying on the bed last evening he j
went" into the kitchen, and, tying a
clothesline over the door, succeeded in ,
strangling himself before his wife dis
covered him. She alarmed the neigh- .
bors. but he died before they arrived, j
The coroner's jury returned a verdict
of death by hanging at his own hands, j
He said he had a brother near Sheldon,
la., aud owned a farm near North
Platte. Neb. ;
Charged With Court House lluriiinc-
Aurora dispatch: Sheriff MeCon
aughey came in yesterday evening
from Lincoln with William E. Myers in
custody, and this morning he arrested
Charles J. and P. A. Farney. These
arrests were made on indictments re
turned by the grand jury, it is .sup-
posed, charging the persons named
with complicity in the burning of the
court house in January, 1S04. The ,
Journal correspondent has not been ;
able up to the present time to ascertain
the exact charge. These arrests are a
surprise to most people here and noth- ;
ing seems to be known outside of the
members of the grand jury and county !
attorney as to the nature of the evi
dence upon which the indictments are 1
founded. It is not generally believed, j
however, that the indictments can be
Flagraut Violation of Law. j
Beatrice dispatch: A copj- of Bank
Examiner McGrew's report of the Blue ;
Springs bank was tiled in district court
to day in connection with a petition ;
from the attorney general's office ask- j
ing for the appointment of a receiver. j
He Suds that the bank was absolutely
insolvent and has been conducted in an '
unsafe manner, and says that the books ;
have been falsely and fraudulently
kept and that false statements have
been made to the banking board and :
published in violation of the law. The
examiner recommends that the atten- .
tion of the county attorney be called '
to these flagrant violations of the law j
by its president, J. C. Williams. The
amount of the notes and bills discount- j
ed is given as S32,SG3. overdrafts, 3,-
'JW; shortage, 0,5;a00; deposits. ?"-".,- j
319..1. He says he finds the loans are
about S4,40." and that the cashier can
give no account of them, although
carefully questioned and every opnor- J
tunity given him to find them. During
the examination he made several state- 1
ments in regard to the discrepancy
which upon investigation proved false. '
Payment of Penitentiary Help. !
Lincoln dispatch: Attorney Genera
Churchill sent to State Auditor Eugene
Moore the opinion asked for respecting ;
the legality of payment of penitentiary
help from the 510:1,000 maintenance
fund appropriated by the last legisla- ;
ture. The opinion is favorable to such !
payment. The warrants were drawn !
this afternoon for a total of .... C'.i.
The amount of vouchers filed called for
S4.13V.'4. Steward Dech's salary, S'JIO. 1
was thrown out entirely, 5100 had been
paid by A. D. Beemer. and the salaries
of the other guards and keepers have
been scaled down 273.03. It is the
opinion of a number of attorneys that
the opinion of the supreme court in
granting Warden Ledigh's application
for a writ of mandamus against the
Board of Purchase and Supplies fully
covered the case on which the attorncj
general has just passed. In that opin
ion it was distinctly enunciated that !
the Board of Public Lands and Build
ings possessed the same powers of man
agement over the penitentiary that it ,
had over any other of the public insti
tutions, asylums, reform schools, eta :
A Kill IJjr Senator Allen.
Washington dispatch: Senator Allen
has introduced a bill to authorize cred- '
itors of insolvent national banks to se- 1
lect a permanent receiver and prescrib
ing the manner of his selection. The
bill is the outgrowth of much objection
on the part of creditors of defunct Ne- i
braska banks to the present manner in ,
which receivers are appointed and the '
gross partisanship shown in the selec
tion of the receivers, who are paid at
the expense of creditors, fat offices be
ing thereby created for henchmen of
those having appointing power. A
notable instance of this may be found
in the case -of the Citizens' National
bank of Grand Island, which failed
about two years ago. Tobias Castor's
son-in-law js receiver of this bank at a
salary of 52,500 per year. The expenses
of the bank to the. present time have
been about 5800 per month and from
now on will be about 5000 per month. .
Several attempts have been made to
have the assets of the bank turned
over to the depositors, but this effort
failed, for its success would mean the
cutting down of a iat job. If some
thing is not done in all probability the
expense of the bank will consume the
assets, leaving nothing for the depos
itors in the defunct institution. It is
contended that if the depositors could
control their property it would be more
economically looked after than by an
outsider, and consequently with the
right to dispose of property, to make
trades and to change securities, depos
itors would realize dollar for dollar, or
nearly so. Grand Island is not alone
in this matter; depositors of banks at
Lincoln, Kearney. North Platte and
other towns are urging action on the
part of the congressional delegation for
BONO BILL KNOCKED OUT.
FREE SILVER SUBSTITUTE PASSED
BY THE SENATE.
HAD SIX VOTES TO SPARE.
How the Senators Voted Vent and Cork
rell of Missouri and Peffer of Kansas
Cast Their Strength Against the
Uond Bill Mr. Morrill's
Closing: Speech Late
Washington, Feb. 3. The first vote
in the Senate to-day on the House
bond measure was upon the amend
ment of Mr. Butler, North Carolina,
Populist, to prevent a further issue of
bonds without the authority of Con
gress and to pay coin obligations of
the government in silver when silver
bullion was below the par value of
The amendment wasdefeated yeas,
13; nays. 40. Those voting in the
affirmative were: Allen, Brown, But
ler, Cameron, Cannon. George, Hill,
Kyle, PeiTer, Pritchard, Iioach, Stew
art and Tillman.
Mr. Allen's amendment, forbiding
bond issues, was defeated by a vote of
yeas 21, nays 51, as follows: Yeas
Allen, Bacon. Baker, Berry, Blanch
ard, Brown, Butler, Call, Cameron,
Cannon. Hill, Hoar, Irby, Iv3le, Lind
say, Mills, Peffer, Pritchard, Iioach,
Stewart, Thurston 21.
Nays Allison, Bate, Burrows, Car
ter, Chandler. Chilton, Llark, Cockrell,
Daniel. Dubois, Elkins, Faulkner,
Frye, Gallinger, Gear, George, Gibson,
Gorman, Grace, Hale, Hansbrough.
Harris, Hawley, Jones (Arkansas),
Lodge, McBride, McMillan, Mantle,
Martin, Mitchell (Oregon), Mitchell
(Wisconsin), Morgan, Morrill, Murphy,
Nelson, Palmer, Pasco, Perkins, Piatt,
Proctor, Pugh, Sherman, Shoup,
Squire, Teller, Tillman, Vest, Vilas,
Voorhees, Walthall, Warren, Whet
more, White and Wilson "1.
Mr. Gorman of Maryland moved to
lay on the table the free silver amend
ment of the finance committee to the
bond bill. This was lost 3- to 43.
The vote was as follows: Yeas
Allison, Baker, Burrows, Cattery,
Chandler, Davis, Elkins, Faulkner,
Frye, Gallinger, Gear, Gibson, Gor
man, Gray, Hale, Hawley, Hill, Hoar,
Lindsay, Lodge, McBride, McMillan,
Martin, Mitchell of Wisconsin, Morrill,
Murphy, Nelson, Palmer. Piatt, Proc
tor, Sherman, Thurston, Vilas, Wet
Nays Allen, Bacon, Bate, Berry,
Blanchard, Blown, Butler. Call,
Cameron, Cannon, Carter, Chilton,
Clark, Cockrell, Daniel, George, Har
ris, Irby, Jones of Arkansas, Jones of
Nevada. Kyle, Mantle, Mills, Mitchell
of Oregon, Pasco, Peffer, Perkins, Pet
tigrew, Pritchard. Pugh, Iioach,
Shoup. Squire. Stewart, Teller, Till
man. Tnrpie, Vest, Voorhees, Walthall,
Warren, White, Wilson 43.
The following pairs were an
nounced, those for the motion being
given first: Cullotn with Blackburn;
Aldrich with Hansbrough; Sewell
with Gordon; Brice with Wolcott;
Gray with Morgan: Smith with
The next vote was on an amend
ment offered by Mr. Morrill of Ver
mont, providing for retention by the
government of the seigniorage of sil
ver coined under the act. It was de
feated 33 to 44.
The finance committee silver substi
tute for the House bill then came up
and was passed by a vote of 42 to 35.
MR. MORRII.l.S ADDRESS.
The Senate session opened at H
o'clock with a speech by the venerable
Senator Iroin Vermont, Mr. Morrill,
who said the House had promptly re
sponded to the President's message
and had supplemented it with an
emergency tariff revenue bill. The free
silver substitute for the bond bill, he
said, may not be the first time when
bread had been asked for that a stone
has 'been presented, but it is the first
time that a committee of the Sen
ate seems to have perpetrated a prac
tical joke, almost good enough for
the clown of Barnurn's menagerie.
The Senator thougiit that a deficient
national income should not be less
swiitly remedied than excess, saj'ing:
"The present administration, how
ever, exhibits a bashful diffidence
about acknowledging any deficiency
of revenue derived from a tariff be
reaved of its parents in early infancy,
but with their hands behind them they
may qn'etly take whatever money Con
gress may place in their bands for the
treasury, where the outflow of gold
has been so swift as to make even
the heads of the keepers dizzy.'
Referring to the assertion that
France maintains silver at par with
gold, he said: "Because there is no
blustering silver party and no silver
plated Democratic party they are
daily striving to pull down their money
standard to that of depreciated silver,
they keep silver to the amount of
$386,000,000, with $77S,000,000 of gold
on the ratio of 15 to 1. The United
States has been the friend and patron
of silver to its own hurt. If our late
investments of nearly 5500,000,000 in
silver have been notoriously improvi
dent and unprofitable, the disastrous
results will appear as a drop in the
bucket when compared with what
must flow from the enormity of the
present proposal, to open all our
mints to the free coinage of silver of
all the world.
PAYS HIS RESPECTS TO THE 81LVEK1TES.
"Some whispered threats have float
ed in the air that the extreme silver
men, now fraternizing here and at
home with the Republican party,
would band themselves together on
' one denominant idea and, with aux
iliary Democratic aid, hitch onto the
tail of some great Republican measure
at the first opportunity some tinkling
silver amendment, hoDing to secure
thereby a silver triumph of a hybrid
combination, although the grand, old
Republican party might perish. But
there is little fear of these eruptive
threats; for, if carried out, the riot act
might be read at home to the offenders.
upon whom public opinion would not
fail to place its brand, and whatever
party might survive, not all of the
garroters of the Republican party
would be among its members."
Mr. Morrill then dwelt upon the in
jury that would be done the South if
the world had the opportunity to buy
its cotton crop with cheap silver. He
enlarged on the advantages of protec
tion and controverted the argument
that there was a gold standard party
In America. The Republican party
intended to retain both metals in cir
culation and "the election," said Mr.
Morrill, "of Republican governors
in such states as New Jersey,
Maryland and Kentucky indi
cates that the old Whig states
of the South are wheeling into line
with their former position on ques
tions which concern their industrial
frosperity. The Republican party, at
ts earliest opportunity, will seek the
co-operation of leading nations in the
coinage of silver and will meantime
aim to maintain the integrity of busi
ness affairs and the honor of the coun
try by the maintenance of every dollar
of money in the hands of the people,
without depreciation, at its full face
Republican House Committee Members
Decide to Report Afllruiatl vely.
Washington, Feb. 3. The House
committee on foreign affairs has
adopted, by a party vote, a resolution
censuring Ambassador Bayard for his
two speeches at Edinburgh and Bos
ton. The resolution quotes the passages
of these two speeches which are con
demned in a preamble, and then ex
presses the sense of the House that the
utterances were improper and that
Mr. Bayard is deserving of censure
therefor. It continues that it is im
proper for our representatives abroad
to condemn any political party or
policy in America and that such ac
tions tend to destroy their influence
and impair the confidence which they
should always command, at home and
VAN HORN fbBE SEATED.
The House Committee on Kiection so
Reports by a Party Vote.
Washington, Feb. 3. So far as the
House committee on elections is con
cerned, the Tarsney-Van Horn case is
at an end. At the conclusion of an
executive session, lasting from 10
o'clock this morning until 1 o'clock
this afternoon, the committee decided
by a strict party vote to report a res
olution declaring Mr. Tarsney not to
have been elected a member of Con
gress, and further declaring Colonel
Van Horn to be elected to the seat.
The House will undoubtedly sustain
the committee report.
General Copplnger Confirmed.
Washington, Feb. 3. The Senate
this afternoon confirmed the nomina
tion of Major Coppinger to be major
general of the array. His confirma
tion has been subbornly opposed by
the A. P. A.
A MINISTER SHOT.
A Hoy Beggar Fatally Wounds the Rev.
George 11U1 Near Paola, Kan.
Paola, Kan., Feb. 3. As Rev.
George Hill, a resident of Paola, was
walking on the Missouri Pacific rail
way track one mile southwest of this
place, he was met by a boy about 16
years old, named George Duseubury,
of Ossawatomie, who asked Hill to give
him forty cents. Mr. Hill told him he
didn't have that much money but gave
him ten cents and started to walk on.
Before he had taken a dozen steps the
boy, who was carrying a shotgun,
shot him, the charge tearing away the
top of Mr. Hill's left shoulder and en
tering the left side of the neck and
face. Mr. Hill lies at the point of
death at his home in this city. The
boy was arrested at his home in Ossa
watomie and brought to Paola, where
he is confined in the county jail.
A Canadian Deficit.
j Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 3. G. Ii Foster,
j Dominion minister of finance, made
his annual financial statement to Par
liament yesterday afternoon. It
showed decreases of $7,800,000 in im
ports during the fiscal year, nnd over
$2,000,000 in exports. "The total rev
enue was the smallest since l88t, being
33 1-3 millions. This made a deficit
for the year of S4,1.V.S75. The deficit
in 1893 was Si,.j04,000. For each of
the three years before 1S93 there was
a surplus. The addition to the na
tional debt during the last fiscal 3ear
was $G, 30 l,0tK.
Two Men Drowned in an Oil Tank.
Stubenvillk, Ohio, Feb. 3. At
Knoxville, this county, last evening,
Charles Edminston, aged 22, was on
an oil tank skimming something out
of the oil when he was overcome by
the fumes from the oil and fell in.
James Neekley, an oil driller, tried to
rescue Edminston and both weno
Washikgton, Feb. 3. The Repub
lican Senators, at their caucus yester
day, decided upon making an attempt
to complete the reorganization of the
Senate, and to meet again next Friday
for the purpose. There was no roll
call upon the proposition, but the mo
tion was put and carried unanimously
by a viva voce vote.
Miss Bend or a Duchess.
London, Feb. 3. In view of the re
port circulating in the United States
that William K. Vanderbilt will an
nounce soon his engagement to Miss
Amy Bend, Vanity Fair this week
asserts that Mr. Vanderbilt will short
ly announce his engagement to an
A. Teacher Arrested for Embezzlement.
Pebby, Okla., Feb. 3. Fred Walker,
a school teacher of D bounty west of
here, was arrested yesterday by of
ficers from Spencer, Iowa, for embez
zling $5,000. Walker was an attorney
in Iowa and came to D county when
the country was first opened.
To Secede . From Oklahoma.
South McAlestkb, Ind. Ten, Feb. 3.
The Osages, conceded to be the
wealthiest tribe of Indians on earth
per capita, passed a bill through their
late council asking for a separation
from Oklahoma and to be annexed to
the Indian territory.
SENATOR VILAS DENOUNCES
THE BOND BILL.
He Dlscrlbes It an a Sham and a Fraud
While Recognizing the Suggest iou of
the President, the Measure, lie Says,
Was An Insincere Effort Toward He
lies' The Silverltes Roundly Scored.
Mr. Vilas nn Finnnre.
Washington, Feb. 1. When the
senate convened to-day it was technic
ally a continuance of the session of
Thursday, as a recess was taken last
night. There was a meager attend
ance. Mr. Allen of Nebraska, Popu
list, called attention to the absence of
a quorum. This necessitated a roll
call, which brought senators from
committee and cloak rooms and dis
closed forty-six senators present, one
more than a quorum. Mr. Vilas then
addressed the senate on the silver
substitute for the house bond bill.
"It will doubtless never be neces
sary to discuss this bill as it came
from the House," said Mr. Vilas, "but
it may be said that it deserved its fate
Strangled by silver. It was but the
fraudulent pretext of response to the
exigency which it professed to meet,
and to the reasonable suggestions of
the President, which it denied, while it
avowed their wisdom. With the ex
ception of provision for emergency cer
tificates which ought to stand in the
permanent statutes the House bill
contained noth ing commendable, every
thing else was but mercenary legisla
tion not, demanded by our financial
conditions. And so again, as a year
ago, partisanship or imbecility, or
both, has stricken Congress with
paralysis, and the rescue of business
prosperity from its recurring peril has
been thrown upon the executive. It
is almost as fortuitous as fortunate
that an old statute has remained un
touched during our financial madness,
which can again serve the turn.
4If," he continued, "any trusted
agent in private affairs should so deny
duty and abuse trust as Congress did a
year ago and now repeats, no judg
ment in their condemnation would be
too severe. Over 10,000,000 were then
thrown away in the reckless rage of
partisanship, and the injury that
must now be sustained b3' tha people
for the same reason is probably not
less, although the exact measure of it
is not quite so clear. Then Republican
management was able to show pre
tense that but for the Populists and
the free silverites there might have
been relief. But the pretense was not
sincere, and this bill has now un
masked the fact by denying, under Re
publican dictations, the only remedy
available to the increased mischief."
Mr. Vilas declared that the bill, as
it came from the House, was a sham
and a fraud. Then he proceeded to
show that the Senate substitute and
the amendments that had been pro
posed made it worse than the original
"The best hope is," said he, "that
both will shrivel and die in the desert
air of the Senate." He had hitherto
concluded that it was the wisest pol
icy to remain silent and allow the sil
ver advocates to do the talking, as
they were in the habit of doing at the
ratio of about 1C to 1, but he had
heard it asked why the opponents of
free coinage did not justify their faith
He then discussed the free coinage
provision of the pending bill, declar
ing that the financial distress and
public misery for the past three years
were the direct products of the efforts
to force silver upon the country.
"And," he said, "our course of relief
is a return to sound principles."
He believed every step of the fatal
progress in error had been opposed to
the cardinal doctrines on which the
Democratic party is based, and by
which it must abide or sink in re
creancy while the spirit flies from our
institutions of liberty.
) He divided the silver advocates into
three classes: First, those who were
interested in silver mining; second,
heavy debtors, and third, those who
believe in the principle of bimetallism.
The first class were few in number,
but wonderfully potential. The sec
ond might "deseive sympathy if they
did not show it." The third class is
regarded as honestly mistaken, and to
them he addressed his argument.
"The veriest despot of stor3", the
'grand khan' of Tartary, the great
mogul, never had more submissive
subjects than the silver king of the
Rockies; nor was ever tyrant more
pitiless or exacting. No independence
' of thought or speech is tolerated
there. No party, no creed, no busi
ness can they have who dare to doubtr
in the realm of that monarch, the law
of finance, as it is in silver. The bus
iness men find it prudent to say noth
ing, and as for the politician who
dares to flout his independence, woe
"Where," he exclaimed, is that
sturdy Senator, the brave unbending
Carey? Where is Dolph, the brave,
strong and indefatigable? Look on
the bloody Moloch of silver to learn
Mr. Vilas' speech was a vivid word
picture of "Democracy, menaced, on
one hand by federalism rejuvenated in
the Republican party, and on the
other by that portentious cloud of a
party never known in the days of
Democratic justice, charged with wild,
fantastic theories of social disorder
and wilder schemes of remedy, threat
ening, should it grow apace, no one
can foretell vith what violence of so
After reciting the glories of the old
party of Jefferson and JackBou, the
Senator concluded: "This party will
continue on its great career, yielding
neither one side or the other to the
reactionary forces rf old absolutism or
red fires of anarchy."
Memphis, Tenn., Feb 1. Dr. John
A. Brooks has received a call to he
London tabernacle, the largest Chris
tian church in Europe. Dr. Brooks
was the first Prohibition candidate for
governor of Missouri, in 1884, and in
1888 he was nominated for Vice Presi
dent by the national Prohibition con
vention. He was for many years su
preme master workman of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen. He re
signed the pastorate of the Memphis
Linden Street Christiau church in
July last, and has devoted himself to
evangelical work since that time. Dr.
Brooks has not yet accepted the call to
MeKlnley Will Hav Ten nd Reed St
Fusion Ticket Indorsed.
New Obleans, Feb. J. The Repub
lican State nominating convention
held its second day's session yesterday,
and at a late hour last night was still
in session and very noisy. Kellogg's
men, who are for Reed, lost ground
all day. The business men of New
Orleans and the sugar planters, when
it became evident that Kellogg would
carry the convention for Red, got to
gether quietly and such pressure was
brought to bear in behalf of the Mc
Kinley men that a caucus of -alt-the
leaders except Kellogg was held, and
it was decided to send two McKinley
delegates at large and two Reed men
to St. Louis. There is but little doubt
that the decision, of the caucus will
hold, and that Henry Pemns and .".
M. Vance will be the McKinley dele
gates, and Albert Leonard and An
drew Hero the Reed men.
No resolution referring to the presi
dential candidates will le passed by
the convention. This will give Mc
Kinley a large majority of the dele
gates from this State. Four have
already been elected. (lovernor War
moth sa3's two will go from his dis
trict. A. T. Wimberly ami Richard
Sims have an easy .fight in the Second
district, and both are enthus'astic Mc
Kinley men. This makes ten of the
sixteen delegates to be elected who will
be for McKinley. A fight was rnn'ie in
the convention on A. Cage, who is
a candidate for re-election as chair
man of the state central commit te.;,
and who is a McKinley man. The ex
citement rose to such heights that
chairs were overturned. Chairman
Guicjard thrust from his place on the
plat form, delegates knocked down ami
trampled under foot, ami the utmost
confusion reigned. The fight against
Cage was not successful
About midnight the convention set
tled down to work and the first im
portant move was accomplished. The
fusion ticket put up by the sugar
planters was indorsed, making three
conventions which have declared in
its favor. The nomination of pres
idential delegates was taken up.
Kellogg, who has been handling
Reed's cause here, was first nominated
and a move made to elect him by ac
clamation, but this failed and it was
decided to first make all the nomina
tions before taking a vote.
W. C T. U. PROTEST.
Are Opposed to Military Inxtrnction in
the Schools of This Cooiitry.
Washington, Feb l. Mrs. Frances
W. Leiter of Mansfield, Ohio, superin
tendent of the department of physical
culture in the National W. C. T. U. .
through t'ie department of legislation
and enforcement of law, of which Mrs.
Margaret B. Ellis, of East Orange, N.
J., is superintendent, is sending out
the following petition to each legisla
tor at Washington:
"We, the undersigned, in behalf of
300,000 members of the National XV.
C. T. U., and the homes which these
members represent, do most earnestly
protest against the passage of any
measure by your honorable body which
aims to provide military instruction
in the public schools of the countrv.
We believe that these schools have
been established, and are supported,
for the purpose of developing citi
zenship, and should, therefore, teach
the principles of true government
and peace rather than the science
of warfare. We further believe that
systematic body training in all grades
of these schools will help produce the
best of which each child is physically,
mentally and morally capable, insur
ing to the government the support of
loyal citizens under any and all emer
gencies. Will you use your influence
and vote against all bills which in any
wise design to introduce and establish
military tactics in the public school
A DEMOCRAT SEATED.
Rosenthal, Republican, of Texas Gives tp
His Contest lie fore the llonse.
Washington, Feb. I. The house
passed a bill to-day granting the
Christian Endeavor societv the use of
government reservations in Washing
ton during their meeting here next
Mr. Jenkins of Wisconsin, Repub
lican, called up the elections commit
tee report oh the contest of Rosenthal,
Republican, vs. Crowley, from the
Tenth Texas district. He explained
that Mr. Rosenthal had decided not to
avail fiimself of the courtesy of an
hour's speech granted yesterday. Ac
cordingly, the unanimous report in
Crowley's favor was adopted without
debate or division.
Politics In the Harard Matter.
Washington, Feb. I. NodeciuioL
m the matter of censuring Ambassa
dor Bayard was attained by the House
committee on foreign affairs, but the
discussion upon the question, which
absorbed the entire - hour, was one of
the most interesting which that com
mittee has indulged in for a' long
time. The members were practically
opposed along party lines, the Repub
licans urging a resolution of censure
and the Democrats standing by the
Hugh lempsey Pardoned.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 1. Hugh
Dempsev, the ex-district master work
man of the Rights of Labor, sentenced
to the penitentiary three years ago for
complicity in the poisoning of non
union men at the Homestead steel
works after the great strike of lsyj,
was released. from prison at 10 o'clock
this morning. ' The pardon was re
ceived from Hatrisburg in the morn
ing mail and a few moraenfc later
Dempsey left the prison in company
of his wife.
NEWS IN BRIEP.
A wedding was postponed at Louis
ville because the groom came not.
The custom of serving wines at Cab
inet dinners is said to be going out of
The Choctaws organized the Tushka
Homma party to organize their inter
ests in the Indian Territory.
Cuban insurgents ae not expecting
any good to result to them from the
Senate resolutions, it is said.
Members of the National Board of
trade were received at the Wi5
bous by President Cleveland.
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