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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, MAY. 2 1891.
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OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL
President Hon. J. H. rowers. Cornell, Neb.
W. A. Jones, Hastings, Nebraska.
Thos. Sphinx, Wbeelock, Pennsylvania.
Cbss. Morgan, Hornby, Pennsylvania.
ft'. H. Ltklna, Caledonia, Ohio.
Wm.Kinerk, Fort Wayne. Indiana.
Col. C. M. Butt, Vlroqus, Wisconsin.
Miltoo George, Chicago. Illinois.
B. O. Cowan. New Point, Missouri.
D.T. Ravens, 8t John, Washington .
A. J. Westfall, Sergeant Bluffs, Iowa.
Hon. J. J. furlong, Austin, Minnesota.
8eo Treas. Auguit Post. Moulton Iowa.
Lectcreb O. E. Lawrence, Marlon, Ohio.
Asst-Lect'bs-D. F. Havens. St. John, Wash.
Eva. McDonald, St. Psul, Mia.
D. H. Talbot, Sioux City. Iowa.
Milton George, Chicago, Illinois.
J. Burrows, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mrs. Julia A. Pratt, Clurk, Nebraska.
Miss Eva McDonald, 8t. Paul, Minnesota.
W. E. Bf 11, Marlon, Ohio.
Frank Both, Tekamab, Nebraska.
Milton Goorge, Chicago, Illinois.
For constitutions, proceedings, blank ap
plications for charter, etc., address tbe secre
tary ACGtJSTPOsT, Moulton, Iowa.
NEBRASKA STATE FARMERS'
Officers for 1891.
President J. H. Powers. Hitchcock Co.
Vice-President H. G.Stewart, Sioui Co.
Lectcber O. Hull, Lancaster Co.
Asa'r Lecturer B. F. Pratt, Merrick Co.
Chaplain J , 8. Edwards, Saunders Co.
J. Burrows. Chairman Lancaster Ce.
B. F. Allen, Cast Co. C. W. Bcal, Custer Co,
Allen Boot, Douglas Co. H.B. McGaw,
' Adams Co.
Bsc' v-Treas. J. M. Thompson, Lancaster Co,
For The Farmers' Alliance,
Ye beautiful blossoms, lend your blooms,
To-day encrown our soldier's tombs.
Blend colors, white and blue and red
Hues of the flag for which they bled.
Remembered be this spring time day.
Loved ones who perished in Life's May;
Who in the battle bardly fought
Our peace and freedom for us bought.
The trass of years bath o'er them grown.
And buds of many springs have blown,
But fresh the mem'ry of the fray
And green their laurel crown alway, "
Still, year by year, these martyr tombs
Do faithful hands bestrew with blooms.
That all mar learn to bold and prize
What cost so great a sacrifice.
Bright through tbe consecrated hours,
Triumphal wreaths and emblem flowers
Emblazoned clear tbis truth behold:
Manhood and life are uxre than gold,
And these were laid a priceless meed
On tbe alter of their oountry't need.
They call us contest brave to wage
For progress in the newer age.
We'll not forget tho fearful cost,
Our much beloved, our early lost.
As mown by tbe despoilers hand
So perished they flowers of the land.
We honor not successful war
But a purer cause we'll battle for.
And ne'er too high on glory's heights
Place we the cause of human rights.
For this, lone parents by the hearth
Where new the sons who owed them birth
And widowed hearts, bereft lor aye.
Close linked to hearts beneath the clay,
And childhood, fatherless and lone,
Were left t bear life's Ills alone.
Sternly fell the battle's rod
An3 brother's blood enriched the sod.
To-day, the mem'ry of that strife
And all it cost of love and life,
Calls upoa us to stand, as they,
That right and freedem may bear stray.
These floral Jems for justice cry
Since these have died let slavery die,
Oppression ties before God's frown
And labor wear its rightful crown.
Mrs. 8. C. O. Cptos.
Tbe Proud Politician. .
' For Trb Farmers' Alliance.
M j farmer father held ?our ways
Unhallowed one;',in such contempt
At Cato had hi wrath would blue,
That you gave Cralt embodiment.
He never had the pedant pride
Of book lore; but he well could read
The lotely book that opens wide
' The way our Mother Earth would lead.
Dots tbe brown Thrush lack wisdom,
That like a Pattl, day by day.
Her vocal Mo brings to men.
Without a toore, or orchestra.
What lacks the "Master Builder" Bee,
Who forms tbe white hetagoual,
With no rule of geometry,
to strung It haia no parallels
The truly wise wte never proud;
The greauwt only draw a line
Around Ibedeop Held. yet unplowed,
Oa which the tuns of science thine.
Miriam a Bt ca.
A Stung Faitb.
Jiepb Dana Miller, la Puck.
There t the faith of the Islamite-he who
The tall of the teffla suspended in mid air;
Aftd there Is the worn who easts, while
Hot hi U ; (isngt-e. ad htpH
A4 Here It Ike eat age, hvsrs le Ml
TkatBfshMuef www with w vhlsel
And War Is lite trnrtrh wlw M down
Watte the JtfSf reiU nil at hit bvJy
Put ike whe bflKrvte, tpite ef (.ures
TV.I tBtfelfhef Ike Us Ike kl(hf his ,
A i4 ' by Ik Tafia Lvague.t
BkNrtt i4 Irnrts,
Met ikt ttiauf , Most vutvu faiib or
Ike Aire. .
oi the lew Political
Which Will Enter the
THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE
At Cincinnati Organizes for the
Great Political Battle
RECOGNITION OF WAR
Awakens Wild Enthusiasm
Tumultuous Scenes Fol
THE BLUE AND GRAY
Shake Hands Across the Bloody
Chasm and Bury the
The Platform of the New Party
St Louis, Ocala and
THE NEW NATIONAL COMMITTEE
FOR THE PEOPLE'S PARTY.
List of tbe Nebraska Delegates
Proceedings of the Great Con
Tbe great conference met In Music
Hall, Cincinnati, on Tuesday afternoon,
May 19th, and was called to order at
3 p. m. The interior looked much
if a national convention was to meet
there when the delegates began to as
semble. The placards designating the
seats of the delegates by states, the flags
and banners, the great array of tables
for the newspaper Correspondents,
and the special telegraph facilities which
had been provided all indicated prepar
ations for a gathering of great impor
There were only three great inscrip
tions on the walls. One back of the
chairman was: "United we stand; di
vided we fall." In front of one of the
balconies was, "Opposition to all
monopolies," and directly opposite, the
words:' "Nine million mortgaged
homes.'' A medley of familiar airs
upon the great organ entertained the
early comers for an hour before the
time for opening the convention, at 2
o'clock. There were about 1,500 dele
gates on the floor and a few hundred
spectators in the balconies when the
organ struck up "America," and the au
dience joined in singing the hymn. No
sooner had the music died away than
the Virginia delegation rose and gave
the rebel yell in recognition of the call
of their leader for cheers for a united
country. The Rev. T. L. Foster of Cin
cinnati offered prayer.and the delegates
joined at the close in repeating tbe
J. W. Wrightmire of Kansas, the
father of the Citizen's Alliance, called
the conference to order, and Capt.C. A.
Power read the call. Then stepping to
the front of the platform. Power called
in turn tho namus of the various or
ganizations who united in issuing the
call, and the members arose. The en
thusiasm broke loose at once. The ex
Union soldiers were called for, and S00
stood up. The meeting cheered rap
turously. Then tho ex Confederates
were called for, and twoscore came to
their feet. The cheers were deafoniug.
When the Alliance men, north and
south, were called for, nine-tenths of
the whole convention rose, and there
was good deal more noise and hat
waving. Fully one-third rne in re
sponse to the call for mouilrs of the
Kutht of lbor.
lion. Charles K. Cunningham, ot Ar
kansas was elected temporary chair
man, and Urvllle K. Jones, of MUsourl,
temporary secretary, lion. L. A. Belt
ser, of Polk county, Nebraska, was
chosen as one of the sergeants at arms.
It was found necessary to have an -
situot chairman, who stood In the
center of the hail and rviwated (he
statements of the chairman to the groat j
audience. Mr, II. V, Pratt, of Central!
City, Neb , Cli4 this podl'.loa with great
credit to himself. Tbe New York
says llul be has a voice tike a sterna
ine following committee on pUtfami
and resolutions was ippolntuiL a
state delegation elerUog Us own
Iba.Jtiha M. Powers of XsbraAa,
i, A. I), ltuah of Arkaaiat, II. C. Dune
of California, Kinma O. Curtis tl CV.o-rs-lo.
Hubert lljd ol Cuuaacti.'ut, Jul, a
M. IV -l IWuto lko. T. A, Bland
if lit D.-trlit t4 CvI'jmU. . C, I'vt
of Georgia. James M. Dill of Illinois,
M. C. Rankin of Indiana, James B.
Weaver of Iowa, James G. Otis of Kan
sas, D. G. P. Duffy of Kentucky, J. J.
Mills of Louisiana, W. D. Smith of
Maine, F. R. Agnew of Pennsylvania,
Bartholomew Vallet of Rhode Island.
H. B. Osborne of Tennessee, J. H. Da
vis of Texas, Virgil A. Gaines of West
Virginia, Mason A. Green of Massachu
setts, Ignatius Donnelly of Minnesota,
William Henry of New York, John
Seita of Ohio, Mrs. S. E V. Emery of
Michigan, D. H. Savage of North Caro
lina, Robert Schilling of Wisconsin, II.
G. Merritt of Wyoming, and Samuel
Croker of Oklahoma.
The committee on permanent organ
ization reported Senator W. A. Peffer
of Kansas for permanent chairman of
the convention. He was received with
loud cheers. Among other things in
his address, which was short and to the
point, he said; "When called upon un
der ordinary circumstances to preside
over an ordinary convention called for
ordinary purposes is esteemed an honor,
b'U to be called to preside ever a body
like this is a distinguished honor. This
meeting ot the people ought to be con
sidered one of the greatest ever con
vened on American soil. We are on
the eve of one of tbe greatest epochs in
the world's history. We have before
us a power which has couquered every
nation in times past. We are to take
hold of and crush that which has Its
grasp upon not only your homes and
mine, but the homes of 50 per cent of
all the people in the world. We may
have minor differences, but wo are
agreed on one thing, and that Is that
the money power must be dethroned.
, We have started and there is no use
in trying to stop us, but we must keep
in the middle of the road, and not turn
to the right nor lett for this or that ism.
This is not to be a tail to a democratic
nor a republican kite, but a great army
of the people. We have got the brains
and the votes. We will start out as in
fantry and next year we will come back
as cavalry. Let us see that the way is
made clear for the birth of Ell. I am
not as strong as I used to be when I
chopped wood, and I want the conven
tion to help me all it can to get along.
I wish to thank you again for your con
fidence." As the committee on platform was
not ready to ready to report, an ad
journment to Wednesday morning at 9
o'clock was taken.
A NEW PAHTY.
Abuzz of interest followed the an
nouncement that the committee on res
olutions was ready to report. There
was great applause when Chairman
Donnelly walked out on the platform to
speak as the committees represent
live. The result had been reached with
practical unanimity. It gave birth to a
new party. He (was interrupted with
long-continued applause. lie took
pride in saying the committee had felt
the importance of its duties, for on itde
pended the politics of the next fifty
years. It had seen the sun rise on its
deliberations. He trusted the sun would
rise on the result.
The committee bad presented to it
two alternatives. First, that the confer
ence should proceed without any re
gard to any previous movement aud
build a party on an entirely new foun
dation. The other alternative was that
they should not divide the friends of re
form, but, in the interest of harmony.
and with the sympathy of the vast array
of people, concentrate at that conven
tion to be held on t he 2id ot February,
1SU2. He would say to these who bad
called that they were with them in heart
ana sympathy, but had round it best to
act on a certainty. If there should be
failure at the convention in February.
W'Jl, to place a presidential candidate
in the neld, tbe national committee,
emanating from this conference, would
take steps leading to that result. The
committee had thought it better to con
centrate on the few planks of an invul
nerable platform rather than to spread
out on one that might be doubtful.
In n crisis like this shortening the
platform lengthens the muster roll.
When they had taken possession of the
houses of congress and the white house,
which the people proposed to do, it
would be time enough to decide on the
details of legislation. They were not
here so much to proclaim a creed as to
erect a banner ander which the swarm
ing hosts of reform could rally. They
also endoned the Omaha platform
adopted by tho northern Alliance. In
case any question should arise, they
had summarized the principles in a few
resolutions embraced in the heart and
body of the platform.
Mr. Donuelly was frequently inter
rupted with applause and at the conclu
sion of the speech the cheering lasted
for several seconds, the delegates rising
and waying their hats.
Mr. Donnelly gave way to Secretary
Schilling, of the committee, who was to
read the platform. Mr. Schilling also
made an explanation. He urged the
adoption of the platform and resolutions
as presented by the committee. It they
wished they could issue a new Declara
tion of Independence when they met
He then read the platform aud the
resolutions, which he explained were
1. that In view of the sreat soclsl.ln-
dustrial. and economical revolution now
dawning upon the civilized world, and
tbe uew aud living Issues confronting
the American people, we believe that
the time lias arrived for a crytaliatlon
of the political force ot our country
ad the formation of what should I
known as the Monies party of the
United Sutes of America,
9. "Hal we moot heartily endorse the
di'iimud of the plittforins aa adoutd at
St. l.ouU. Mo., la lv!'; Ocala, Kia.. In
t'.M, and Omaha, Neli.. In by the
mtuatrtal orcauUatiun lUvte repre
sented, iumnt.rled as follows:
A. The right to make and Issue money
Is a totem!) Mwr to I msluuiurd
by ihm iweple for the em muit Uix Ut.
tienc we ilmnsnd tiw lwltuutt ol na
tional banks as Lsnk f Une, and a a j
tuistttut lir national hank enttw j
ileiutad Mint Ir! tender tntanurt notes
m Ui'mt In tulhcient number In Ivan.
tact the I ul'i of the country on s
ch Imi1, without damage or r-il
advantage to an cU or railing, nu ll
notes In be '', Under la avmnt of
all debK pullie iiid rtv., and u b
ot who demanded by the re 'pie.
hall t loatwd to them at not mre
than t priet tr annum upon mm.
priliM products a indUat In the
tub treasury plan, and alio upon r-l
' ft uh -toxx iiittlialivn upon the
quantity of land and amount of money.
B. We demand tbe free and unlim
ited coinage of silver.
C. We demand tbe passage of laws
prohibiting the alien ownership of land,
and (bat congress take prompt action
to devise some plan to obtain all lands
now owned by alien and foreign syndi
cates, and that all lands held by rail
roads and other corporations in excess
of such as is actually used aud needed
by them be reclaimed by the goteru
ment and held for actual settlers ouly.
D. Believing in the doctrine of equal
rights to all aud special privileges to
none we demand that taxation nation
al, state or municipal shall not be
used to build up one interest or class at
the expense of another.
E. We demand that all revenues
national, state or county shall be lim
ited to the uecessary expenses of the
government, economically and honestly
F. We demand a just and equitable
system of graduated tax on incomes.
G. We demand the most rigid, honest
and just national control and supervi
sion of the means of public communi
cation and transportation, and if this
control and supervision does not re
move the abuses now existing, we de
mand the government ownership of
such means of commuuicuion and
H. W'e demand the election of presi
dent, vico president and United States
senators by a direct vote of the people.
8. That we urge united action of all
progressive organizations in attending
the conference called for February 8'.',
18U3, by six of the leading reform or
ganizations. 4. That a national central committee
be appointed by this conference, to be
composed oi a cnairman, to oe eieciea
bv this body, and of three members from
each state represented to be named by
each state delegation.
0. That this central committee shall
renresent tbis body, attend the national
conference on February 2a, 18U2, and if
possible, unite with that and all other
reform organizations there asssembled.
If no satisfactory arrangement can be
effected this committee shall call a
national convention not later than June
1, 1892, for the purpose of nominating
candidates for president ana rice presi
6. That the members of the central
committee from each state where there
is no independent political organiza
tion conduct an active system of politi
cal agitation in their respective states.
Resolved, That the question oi nniver
sal suffrage be recommended to the fa
vorable consideration of the various
states and territories.
Resolted. That while the party In
power ia 1809 pledged the faith of the
nation to pay a debt in coin that had
been contracted on a aepreciatea cur
rency basis and payable in currency,
thus adding nearly $1,000,000,000 to the
burden of the people, which meant gold
for the bondholders and depreciated
currency for the soldier, and holding
that the men who imperiled their lives
to save the life of the nation should have
been paid in money as good as that paid
to the bond holder, we demand the issue
of legal tender treasury notes in sum
cient amount to make the pay of the
soldiers equal to par with coin or such
other legislation as shall do equal and
exact justice to the union soldiers of
Resolved, That as eight hours consti
tute a legal day's work for government
employes in mechanical departments,
we believe this principle should be fur
ther extended so as to apply to all cor
porations employing labor in the dif
ferent states of the union.
Resolved, That this conference con
demns in unmeasured terms the action
of the directors of the World's" Colum
bian exposition on May 19 ia refusing
the minimum rate of wages asked for
by the labor organizations of Chicago.
Resolved, That the attorney general of
the United States should make imme
diate provision to submit the act of
March 2. 1889, providing for tbe open
ing of Oklahoma to homestead settle
ment to the United States supreme
court, so that the expensive and dila
tory litigation now pending there be
THE BLUE AND THE GRAY.
Mr. Schilling re read the plank in
reference to the pay of soldiers, and ex
plained that it had been adopted by a
meeting of union veterans Tuesday
night and handed in to the committee
as expressing their sentiments.- The
committee, with a desire to be careful
in the extreme, had it referred to the
southern soldiers, who favored It unan
imously. There wss great laughter and
applause. Loud cries rose for Davis,
the tall delegate from Texas. More
than six feet high, slender and weariug
a light suit, he loomed up on tho pro
jecting platform. When tho cheering
ceased lie gave "the rebel ye J." He
then proceeded to make a brief speech,
declaring that the day meant, resurroo
tion for principles aud burial for rings
and monopolies. The men who, sitting
behind the bank windows, lurmshed
the money to carry on the war, were re1
paid in gold, and it was nc thing more
than fair that the brave soldiers w ho
bared their breasts to southern bullets
should bo paid in the same coin. He
spoke of the good feeling between the
veterans of the two armies.and declared
tho southern dulegates were in favor of
every plank of the platform. Amid a
whirlwind ot applause as Davis was
about retiring. Delegate Wadswotth, of
Indiana, a union veteran, rushed on
the stage and fixed Davis by the hand.
One of the ti. A. It." said the chair
man. "I he blue aad gray shake hands."
Dull and Wadsworth cave each
other a hearty clatp. and nhook hands
or severnti nuuuiei, wnue lue nan raug
Wadworih said lie Iwdleved the noble
braves who wore the gray nad Inten just
s honol as those who wore the blue.
Iloth had been dmrd since the war.
They hitd been kfpt ilivldt'd, while the
irivfc9itr trot away with the country.
Now they would ninud loHtlu-r to tight
a common fo mo,- (ormUUble than
Utt rlIIUn. They prix.d to bury
forever the bloody h!rt aud the haU bnt,
and s.'iska haU ami the bloody
tHaru. !l called fur Davis, whe
ftppsarHl with the ir usd strip
i nna i'iiinwd the iutmt senatUnal
sceiMi of the runfvrsnre. The two tot
rao tlaipnt lu.f at DU waved the
it! over hi ti.ruitr tow. Tlij iw
pin kly joined t y Huinphrvy, the col
url di itt (rum t v. wnolo had
a n ig. I Its delegate nl 'l with
nthuiiMin. Thehwrlnf il drfcNn
liitf. Many Jumped on thlr rlWrt,
waved Ifwir and Ihinw thvnt In the
lr. 'I he ! ruins miu'4 ermwd
with joy, tu l)4l a movement ot the
ti bsitrvM startifd toward thv Up,
already packed with notables. Soon
they were clustered around the trio,
forming the tablau of restored friend
ship between north and south. The
bauner of Kansas, its staff twined with
the national colors, was held high above
tbe rest on a human pyramid formed
by delegates of thnt state mounted on
each others shoulders.
Minnesota started. "My country, Tis
of Thee," and the whole assembly quick
ly took up the national air and saug it
with a will and mighty volume.
The Kansas Glee Club sang "Good-by.
Old Parties, Good-by," and then the en
tire conference joined In the Doxology
with a fervency in striking contrast to
Tbe tumult continued for fully fifteen
minutes, and subsided only when the
delegates had literally wora themselves
out and were breathless from exhaus
tion. There have been few as 'usniring
scenes in Musio ball, famous as it is lor
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
A call of staUs was made for the ap
pointment of the national people's party
committee. Three were to be selected
from each state, and a recess was taken
to enable the various delegates to select
their men. The report was as follows:
Arkansns L. P. Featherston, J. O. A.
Bush, Isaac McCrackcn.
, California II. C. Dillon, M. Cannon,
A. J. Hinckley.
Connecticut Robert Tine.
Colorado J. G. Berry, J. O. Jones,
Mrs. Emma G. Curtis.
Florida W. D. Condon, L. Barklns,
District of Columbia Lee Crandall,
L. A. Bland, H. J. Scnulters.
Oorgia-C. C. Post.
Iowa James B. Weaver, M. L.
Wheat, A. J. Westsfall.
Indiana C. A. Power, Leroy Tern
pleton, J. D. Comstoek.
Illinois S. F. Norton, A. J. Streeter,
H. E. Taubeueck.
Kansas-P. P. Elder, Levi Dumbald,
R. 8. Osborne.
Louisiana I. J. Mills, R. B. Paine,
Kentucky D. F. Graves, S. F. Smith,
T. G. Fallin.
Miine II. S. Hobbs, F. A. Howard,
D. W. Smith.
Michigan Ben Colvln, Mrs. S. E. V,
Emery, Geo. Aoeble.
Missouri-P. J. Dickson, J. W. Rog
ers. W. O. Ackerson.
Minnesota Ignatius Donnelly, II. M.
l'erkins, Andrew oteineson.
Massachusetts G. F. Washburn. W.
E. G. Brown, E. Moody Boynton.
New York Jacob U. Steed, Joel I.
Uoyt, W. B. Crum.
Ohio Hugo Preyer, J. C. H. Cobb,
H. F. Barnes.
Pennsylvania R.A. Thompson, F. R.
Agnew. Lewis Edwards.
Nebraska J. 11 Edmiston, William
Dvsart. W. 11. Uech.
Tennessee H. P. Osborne. G. W. J.
Kiv. John W. James.
Texas W. R. Lamb, W. E. Farmer,
West Virginia Luther Shinn, George
W. lieaumont, i nomas .;. nenney.
Wisconsin Robert Schilling, A.
Mannheimer, A. J. Phillips.
Wyoming II. Britenstino, J. D,
Smith. H. D. Merritt.
Rnode Island B. F. Arnold, Herman
Herald. A. J. Moloney.
When the states had all announced
their members of the national commit
tee. Congressman Otis, of Kansas,
stepped to the front and nominated
Henry E. Taubeneck, of Illinois, as
chairman oi the national committee.
Ho said that they wanted a man who
had proved himself to be true blue, and
he thought that Mr. Taubeneck had
done that by his course in the legis
lature of that state.
The nomination was seconded by
Lamb of Texas, and several others, and
Mr. Taubeneck was elected by acclam
ation. Robert Schilling, of Milwaukee, was
chosen secretary, and M. O. Rankin of
Terre Haute, Indiana, treasurer of the
committee. A national executive com
mittee was formed, consisting ot the
chairman, secretary and treasurer, and
four others elected by the committee.
The four elected are Geo. F.Washburn,
of Massachusetts, G. F. Gaither of Ala
bama: Ignatius Donnelly of Minnesota.
and J. H. Davis, of Texas.
THE NATIONALISTS ENDORSE IT,
Tho nationalists met on Thursday
morning aud adopted a resolution hear
tily endorsing the people's party plat
form as adopted by the conference, and
pledging their full support to the new
THE NEBRASKA DELEGATES.
Following is a complete list of the
delegates present from Nebraska:
Lancaster J. v. vvoite, U. Hull,
Geo. W. Blake, Mr. and Mrs. A. II.
Bigelow, J. Burrows, S. Ed. Thornton,
A. J. Rigby.
Domrlas-V. O. Strickler. J. W. Ed-
gerton, T. C. Kelsey, J. B. M'.nnihas,
Charles Miller, Allen Root, S. D. Ryer
on. Sarpy R, M. Carpenter, Chas.
Now nes, Cyrus Latham.
Hurt r rank Koth.
York-P. C. Mowrer.
Dawson J. 11. Kdmlston, R. M.
Nuckolls Senator Wni. Dysnrt.
Buffalo A. J. Scott.
Colfax O. Nelson.
Furnas James Cameron.
Merriek-Mr. aud Mrs. li. F. Pratt.
Madison C. T. Miltly.
Antelope J. D. llatlield.
Seward D. D. ttcmington.
Franklin O. J. Bloudta.
Greeley-!!. J. 1111.
Washington-L. It. Fletcher. M. II.
Goltry. O. Colby.
I haver i . A. Patrick.
Jlitwrd-.N. Nellwm, J. L-CUHin.
Hitchcock Governor John It. Pow
ers, It. O. Alum.
Kearney J N, Wolff, FJ, Richmond.
Adam J. W, Coultvr, Guo. Lynn.
Lincoln Senator J, K. Steven. I.'
V. ,MH kton,
t unlet -4 'on raua O. M. Kent. C
n . ilea!, II, t Imhuiikii.
Hamilton .stumor and Mrs. Horn.
I -i' -Jus. IU-rl.
Itd WHUii-.lleprit!atlv A. C
Cbty-J, I.. Oliver, J. 8. IUm,
Pwlps-T, '. Uu.k
SuiidrH.!a. W. II. Ikh, lion C,
H I'irtle. KtpiwnUHve J N tUilia.
W. T, t twe.ti. It. Moss. W. S, silver.
II. It. J. WslV
l'(.lkL. A. lleUser. II. H. Untao.
taws-., )4 It. Miit
Kh'IisMmhJ-I . li. rerfusttn, f
Niiiaa-i.V. Dun l4 C.W,WmI
tt, t. llualJ inn
Wyaft it. sl.lisr.
Webstar Congressman W. A. McKei
ghan. Holt J. T. Coppoe.
Wheeler Lyman Brewster.
Sherman-C R. Bradley, Geo. Bent.
Jefferson Jos. Krebeck.
Gage II. C. Jaynes.
Pawnee W. C. Starkey.
Harlan C. II. Polhcmus.
Otoe J. O. Reed. Mr. Whitaker.
Johnson Dr. II. P. Brooke.
Senator J. K. Stevens of Lincoln
county, was chosen chairman of the
STOCKMEN VS. REDSKINS.
Tfc Frmr era Ctnlif Star Tmkb
Thaw tka Latter.
Chicago, May 26. Capt. Ewers,
United States army ajrent at Tongue
River agency, was in the city, and had
an Interview with Gen. Mike about the
situation among the Indians in the
west The captain has just completed
a tour of the camps within a radios of
200 miles of the Tongue River agency,
and he said the people now to be feared
were not Indians, but cattlemen, who
want all the land they can grab for
ineir cattle to roam over, and will not
allow any one else to establish them
selves. The cattlemen, Capt. Ewers
aid, were the people who stirred np tbe
Indians by stealing their land and tak
ing advanta ce of them in everv wav.
and the Indians are complaining bitterly
or the encroachments ot these marau
ders. Rlotlag Among Indiana Mlaars.
Washington, Ind., May 20. One
hundred coal miners seceded from the
strikers, and returned to work in the
Cabel colleriers. A fight took place be
tween the Irish and German factions,
in which a German miner named Btoll
was knocked down and severely in
jured. The police are fearful of a riot.
DAVID BUTLER DEAD.
addaa Domlsa of Nabraaka's First Cav-
' amor at His Horn Naar
Pawnee City, Neb., May 26. Ex-
Governor David Bntler dropped dead at
bis home, three and oue-Lalf miles west
of this city.
David Butler was the first governor of
the state of Nebraska, lie succeeded
Alvin Saunders, who was the last territor
ial governor. Governor Butler was
elected In lHOJ, but did not enter upon the
duties of tbe office until the admission of
the state Into the union in February, 1967.
On October 6, 1868, he was re-slocted and
again elected October 18, 1870. On June 2,
1871, Governor Butler was succeeded by
W. u. Jamas, who as secretary of state
assumed the office. Tbe impeachment pro
ceedings attracted world-wide attention.
Butler was charged with using 116,883.80
oi state lunds for his private purposes. Ha
admitted he had received the money, but
claimed he harrowed it with tbe consent
of the state treasurer and bad secured the
treasurer by Mortgages on valuable real
estate. The legislature removed Gov
ernor Butler from office. Since then
the iUU has sold the real estate
under mortgage and has realized
many thousands of dollars over
and above the amount used by the re
moved governor. Of late years Governor
Butler has been identified with the Inde
pendent movement in this state. Kx-Uov-arnor
Butler was bora ia Indiana and lo
cated in Pawnee comity in 1SS8. He was
a member of tbs territorial legislature. In
1888 be was th labor candidate tor gov-
Daatk of Dr. W. W. Haaaaw.
BrjRLiNOTON, Ia., May 26. Dr. W.
W. Naasaw, one of the oldest and best
known physicians of Burlington, died
of a complication resulting from the
grip. He was assistant surgeon of the
Second infantry in 1861. He was pro
moted by Abraham Lincoln to brigade
snrgeon for meritorious conduct on the
fields at Fort Donelson and Shiloh.
Cincinnati, May 20. In the Baptist
convention President Northrap an
nounced the following committees:
Arrangements E. A, lnc of Ohio,
H. C. Lyman of Ohio, and H. O. Row-
iande, 1). U., of Illinois. .
Enrollment W. A. Srrfnnev of Ohio.
J. B. Abbott of Massachusetts, W. H.
iiurst of flew York. L L Keeler of
Nebraska, and C. R. Woodruff ot Penn
sylvania. f lace and Jfreachers A. R, Strong of
New York, J. W. Isenbarger of Ohio
and W. B. Hiley of Illinois.
Obituaries A. O. Lawson of New
Jersey, W. R. Wright of West Vir
ginia, E. W. Lannsberry of Ohio, J. U.
llobblett of Minnesota and W. T. Rich
ardson of Massachusetts.
r"inanee C IL Payne of Pennsvl-
vania, K. J. Barney of Ohio, A. J. Hull
ot California, L. & Merrtneld of Illinois
and A. F. Uayle of Minnesota.
Bible Work-E. A. Woods of Penn.
vlvania, D. W. Hnllbert of pinoia, D.
IX McLaurin of New York, J. E. Bnch
anan of New York and T. C, Evans of
Lebanon, Pa., May . At the .
ion of th General Synod- of the Evan
gelical Lutheran church, tha following
perwsns were selected a th board of
m baton: The Iters. C. S. Albert, D.
D., L. A. Uaramoud, J. C. Kutier, D.
D.,W. K. Par!, D. D., . W. Knders.
D. I)., aitd-tlM Mrwsrs L. T. Aptmld, I),
D. Miller, J. W. like and A. F. Fos.
The heaJuuartera wilt remain in lUltl
mur. Vf, C T. P. uaraaliaa.
La CnMHK, Wis., May Si. The
tghtewaUk an anal euuveatio tithe W,
C. T. U. cununetMwl borw wth 10 dels
fU Tprwantit. The morning am ion
was dowbnl to lb work of w'mia
Ik , In Umi afternoon the rrwlimt
delivered br aunusi addra, and lb
brad of Um Vara dcpartsMaui wade
Pvoabf taftaa aaaaaxbly,
Dirrworr, Mich,, May ft-Tk mora
tug snwiott uf the !Tby lefts awteuv
biy mm ciilrfly ewcapUi if lbs aat.n
at of wusk to committm. Tbe
naoaiioa of aniBpityt4 niimiwrs and
tant pfclptu wa tha Wkt np 1.4 ;
kttgttii ketuiuu fuilu, 4.
AUJaSUfx K ah. . U s J4 -Krs. Ul
Joms, wie ef a proattant tuaaufatr
larst el Uowtua, who, wttb bat kusbaad,
wmi pm.-f aa tisa l,Bylvaf
ucnpaar'a WuUesi t)al Spii wuh b
nmI bfr, was rul'bwit l fl.Ouo worth
ul iliaim'uli aw tint tram tMiwfwa
, N. D .bUht J'.uL I
Am Owtrmgaa Paalalaa
to Cry UAa a Cblld.
Nrw Yoex. May 26. A speHal
dispatch to Tha Police) Qsrsiaa
the often postponed prize fight bets
Dick Burge of New Castle and Jess
Carney of Birmingham, for f l,0C9 and
the lightweight championship of Tmj
land, was decided. Carney bad taw
best of the fighting from tha start assl
punished Burge terribly. Attar the
men had fought eight rounds it was aary
odds that tbe champion wouM win, and
100 to 90 was laid by Chippy Nertoav b
the ninth round Carney fought tha Nrw
Castle man to a standstill. Ia
the tenth round Burge sbowwd
great pluck and made a game effort to
turn the tables, but Carney landed hta
left heavily on Barge's neck and fongafe
him to the ropes. In the eleventh roand
Burge clinched Carney. Desperate ia
fighting followed until they broka
ground, when Carney knocked Bm
own by a tremendous blow on tha lsit
ar. Barge's seconds, on aeeing tbate
man was defeated, shouted "foul", aad
to the snrprim of all present the refer
awarded the fight to Burge. Intessniay
dignation was expressed with tha a
cision. Carney cried like a child at tXa
injustice dona him. The man Cow-to
with two-ounce gloves. Both pafi-.-
were terribly pnnuthed. and eapetda j
Burge. Tha fight lasted forty-two ashv
ntes. , ' . 4 ..
rboynakl Knocks Oat Ooolay.
Mklboukni, May 26. Tha pria tjtm
between Choynski of San Francisco aad
Miks Dooley, resulted in tho latter W
ing knocked out in one minnta slsian
second. Choynski adopted rn-JUng
Mcttcs ana a rove uooiey to tna rs
defeating him in tbe second round.
Tha Pablla Staga Barvice t raris Baa
"TV, paadad by Pram lata Btrlka
Paws, May 26. Tha driver of the
public stages throughout this city atraeh
for twelve hoars per day and for the
reinstatement of drivers belonging ta
tha union who have been dismissal
from the service of the stasre compasry.
The striking drivers assembled aronad
the office and stables of the company ta
order to prevent "blacklegs" from batan
employed. The public stage servioa ai
Paris is entirely suspended.
The stage company mad an attit
to run a few stages but the striker at
tacked them, cut the traces, pulled tha
drivers from their seats and left tka
stages in the streets. The polio ar
rived on the scene too late to preront
tha stages from being stormed, but thaw
afterwards made several arrests smsrT.
tha slrikers. The president of
Stage Drivers' union was one ef tha
men taken into custody.
Twa Conflict with Portal
London, May 26. Conflicting; ao
count of the Anglo-P..rtogues tromU
lead to tha belief that there were tn
conflicts. Tbe first was a collision wa
th South Africa company' polio at
utassa, and the defeated Portngsane
thence went to the coast by the Pw?w
rente and came into collision withCsn
miesioner Johnson's force of paoaast
miners, who were opening a transport
Nrw You:, May 26. The CaQSaa
minister at Washington received acovy
of President Balmaceda's address to the
Chilian congress, which assembled ia
Santiago April 20, 1891. .
Twantj-flra K Iliad.
BuinosAbis, May 26. Twenty-five
persons were killed in the Cordoba re
David Meeker, a California pioneer,
once a partner of Senator Stanford, died
at San Francisco.
Dr. John Hyde of Springfield, Mo., ran
dered Insane by la grippe, committed sab
cide by banging.
: The jewelry establahment of L. (X Bstv
nays at Little Rock was des toyed by firs.
Loss, $25,000; covered by insurance.
The advertising of the sealing industry
by ths Behring sea controversy ha nearly
doubled the number ot vessels engaged ia
The Anderson, Ind., butterdish factory
burned. Three hundred girls and 10b atea
are thrown out of employment aad the
low will reach tSO.OOa
Ben Hnnt, alias John Banks, a danger
ous desperado;' was fatally shot atNew
port, Ark., while resisting arrest by W.
W. Edwards, an officer from Mississippi.
Hunt U a negro and has been wanted lot
murder for three years.
Wlllbtm Kcarns, U years old, and Ern
est Clark, afied 19, in Chicago looking fee
work, blew out tbe gas in their lodging
house room. Kearnswss found.'dead and
Clark's recovery Is doubtful. The lade
were from Uarnham. Kngland.
y Cbleage Grain aad rraelalas.
lUicAoe, May m
WOTAT-Jalr. tt 04; feptamhor, ua
OATS- July, 4 W; mrflMtnlmr, i-'-aa.
riiKM-Jufjr, SIIS); apflliar, tlUSU,
AKt-Julf. Ji; fk.H"Oltxr. A4
Chlanga Uvo Stoab.
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THE CAANEY-BURGE FIGHT.
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