Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, February 06, 1896, Image 6
THE JOURNAL. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. PL.ATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA. 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 affair. 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 nun. 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 three children. 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 a nee. I 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 be shipped. 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 and grain. 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 55.000. 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 been canceled. 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 sustained. i 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 relief. ' 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 News. 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 gold. 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 more 34. 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 Dubois. 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 value." BAYARD CENSURED. 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 abroad. 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 drowned. Senate Reorganization. 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 English duchess. 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. FINANCES DISCUSSED. 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 measure. "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 in debate. 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 betide him. "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 their fate." 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 cial tempest." 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 London. LOUISIANA DELEGATES. 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 curriculum. 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 summer. 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 Ambassador. 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 date. 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.