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THE AL LI AKGE -I N D BPBNDB NT.
i. a a n.
The Independent State Convention in
Session At Bohanan'i Hall 722 .
Harmony, Enthusiasm and Earnestness
Apparently Present in I-arge,
Juicy Chunks The Blue
and the Orey Recognized.
Cluoeing Delegates to Omaha
As early as yesterday noon the dele
gates to today's convention camo drift
ing into the city with the same steady
persistence and frequency that the
original- grfsshopjper colony invaded
the Nebraska cornfields long years ago.
All the afternoon the coming contin
ued until last evening at 10 o'clock it
was estimated by those who ought to
know that fully three-fourths of the
delegations had arrived. "
The Lindell hotel was made the
headquarters for all delegates and
member of the party, and to name all
those worthy of mention who were to
be found in the corridors last evening
would be to mention almost every in
deVndent of any prominence in Ne
braska. John H. Powers, Van WycK,
Van Dervoort, W. F. Wright, Poynter,
Shrader, Mayberry, Leese, J. V. Wolfe,
Thornton, Pirtle, Capt. Ashby, Judge
Bush, D. Clem, Derver, and all the
rest were on hand, loaded chuck full of
good indepeadence'and enthusiasm.
Last evening the call for a meeting
was f et in motion by a largo number of
delegates and local members of the
party. Marching in a body to Charley
Gere's post office square, tho band
stand was taken possession of and an
imnromDtu meefcnsr opened up without
eork- screws that beat any short
'order meeting Lincoln has
seen this year. Several prominent in
di ranrfentfi climbed aloft to hold down
the band stand and tho meeting was
touched off with a half hour speech
from Capt. Ashby of Beatrice. He
ifolrlod tho bova to laughter as well as
spoke winged words of wisdom as to
the position oi mo two oia parses on
the tariff ard finaucial questions, alleg
ing that thev are identical in meaninsr
and dictated by the same corporation
Thft last came best. J. H. Davis.
commonly called "Cyclone" Davis, in
dependent candidate for attorney gen
eral in tne state oi xexas, nem
the board . to the perfect satis
faction of every Roman present. Mr.
Tin via nnmps from HonkinS COUntV.
Texas, is slender in build, stands about
six feet and a half high and is a logical,
rMittlnir. imnfltuous roarer from the
state that makes a specialty of produc-
ing unequalled roarers.
The gentleman said that he had been
" n. ftamnr rat until Cleveland's stand on
. th ailvpr nuestion opened his eves to
the fact that the democracy of today is
... a . I 1 1
not what it was in tne gooa oia aays oi
.Tffprsrm and Jackfon. He maintained
that the independents will carry the
state of Texas as well as several ouier
southern state3 and that the "solid
south" will be simply, a matter of
history after the November election.
- His narratives of the independsnt gains
.in that, state and the defeat of the
omnnratin candidate for congress in
RruTnO. Mill's district bv an inde
pendent called out many cheers. Ho
said that some presidential candidate
ubn fiwham would capture North and
South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama
a a wall ftfl Tfixas. Mr. Davis' arraign
ment of the old parties was most effec-
tive. He Will speaK. mia cYomug u
Bohanan's hall and there is no doubt
v. Yn Vinll will hrt filled.
Ilia u nuu .....
To-day's events were prefaaed by the
Bide conventions neia Dy me utuegtHTO
-Fniirth. and Sixth con-
gressional districts for the porpose of
4oi nnnvpntinn. The First ana
Sixth districts met simultaneously 9
o'clock in the Lindell hotel. E. P.
Ingci sail of Johnson county was chosen
chairman and F. W. Moran of Otoe
county secretary. Some confusion was
caused by a desire of the Lancaster
county delegation for two delegates. A
compromise was brought about by al
lowing every county in the district
either a delegate or an alternate" and
giving Iancaster county a delegate and
an alternate. A recess of ten minute
was next taken and the' following dele-
gates and alternates chosen:
Tho morning session oi the state con
vention was called to order by J. V.
Wolfe of Lancaster county at 10:oU
o'clock. Upon motion of Poynter J. V.
Wolfe was chosen temporary chairman.
J. A. Edgerton of Buffalo was led up
for temporary secretary and C. H. Pir
tle followed a tempory assistant secre
lh 'Cohen of Douglas county moved.
that a committee of six on crtdentials
be appointed. The first district select
ed EV Bakery the second district pushed
up TV C. Kelsey; E. O. Merrier was
picked oat by the Third district dele
gate, D. Collins was named from the
Fourth, J. S. Kennedy Irom tne rmn
and A. E. Sheldon from the S:xth
The next move was to select a com
mittee on permanent organiza
tion as follows: W. Steel, Ham
ilton county; Clem Deaver, Douglas
county; E. P. Ingeraoll, Johnson
county; J. D. Hatfield, Antelope county;
Daniel Freeman, Gage county.
After announcing that Carl Brown oi
California, a delegate to the national
convention at Omaha, would give a
panoramic display on O street and that
various district delegates would meet
in the hall's corners right after the
session. Mrs. JttcuormicK, president;
of the Women's state alliance of Kansas
briefly addressed the convention in
some happy and accep'able remarks,
after which adjournment was taken
until 2 p. m.
The afternoon session was hammered
to older at 2:30 and as some of the
committees were not quite ready chair
man Wo'fo announced some music. Col
W.'A Howard, assisted by ? Prof.
Frank, sang a song entitled, f We Have
the Tariff Yet," and at the close was
greeted with loud applause.
- Paul Van Dervoort then asked that
all old soldiers who wore the blue stand
up and be counted. The suggestion
carried and amidst the wildest cheer
ing and the greatest enthusiasm, one
hundred and sixty-five of the old
heroes stood up. In response to the
request that all who wore the gray five
delegates responded by rising to their
feet, after which three cheers were
given for the bluo'and the gray.
T. C. Kelsey of Douglas county,
chairman of the committee on creden
tialsin response; to a motion to that
effect, stepped to the front and read
the report of the committee.on creden
tials. The report was accepted and
adopted. The total number of dele
gates was 722.
The committee cn permanent organi
zation not being quite ready to
report Brother Howard sang an
other taking song, being accompanied in
chorus by S. M.' Plumb. r
Tne committee on permanent organ
ization after a long t'me presented a
short report to the effect that the tem
porary organization be made pern: a
nent. The report wrs accepted and
adopted after which Chairman Wolfe
returned appropriate thanks for the
honor conferred upon him.
Paul Van Dervoort moved that the
St. Louis platform be adopted or en
dorsed by a : rising vote. One man
thought that move a little too previous
but he was cried1 down and the mem
bers of the convention arose as a body
amid wild cheers. Tho chairman
announced that the motion prevailed
NATIONAL DELEGATES AT LARGE.
W. A. Poynter nominated C. H. Van
Wyck, Paul Van Dervoort presented
the name of J. W. Edgerton, Crane of
Jefferson county presented the name of
his old friend Jay Burrow?, and Pratt
of Merrick county nominated J. H.
Powers and begged the convention not
to Liako the mistake of leaving the old
veteran in the cause at home. .
Van Wyck arose and asked that his
name bo withdrawn on the grounds
that others desired to iro to the
national convention -.and that he did
not want to stand in the way of any
one. The audience yelled for the. Sen-
: - . if
atOr to sit down and a ballot was order
ed by a roll of counties, each delegation
being empowered to cast its full.
voter; f .
The call commenced, nearly every
delegation-casting its full vote for
Powers. Van Wyck caught nearly, all,
but a complimentary number of votes
were given to J. W. Edgerton. Burrows
got none' the man who nominated him
voting otherwise. When the Douglas
county delegation was reached, it asked
permission to retire to arrange its vote.
When the 57 members of the delegation
returned to the hall, Allan Boot an
nounced that the f rfends of J. W'Edger
ton wished to withdraw his name and
that the Omaha delegation wished to
cast its vote solidly for C. H. Van Wyck
and John H. Powers. Before the vote
could be added up and announced, Paul
Van Dervoort arose a d moved that
Van Wyek and Powers be nominated
by acclamation. The motion preV'ail&i
with a shout that made the roof jipgle.
,Mr. Powers thanked t the convention
and" assured all that he never would
prove a traitor. Van Wyck was called
for loudly and pers;stently. He had
retired to . his hotel but a committee
was appointed to wait upon him and
bring him into the hall. .. . : .
B. F. Pratt of Merrick county moved
a resolution that it was the sense of the
convention that as far as possible seats
in the Omaha convention should be al
lotted to old soldiers, both the blue and
, W. H. Dech opposed the resolution
because of the scarcity ef seats. Half
a dozen Were attempting to speak in
favor of the resolu'ion ,whei Van
Wyck was announced. He was brought
into the hallj borne on the shoulders of
strong men, preceded by i some "enthu
siastic fellow who bore a flag;' The
members of the convention 'yelled like
troopers and order climbed i the center
pole. The old " warrior caught ' his
breath and stepped to the front. , Of the
stage. He said that nothing forbears
had so pleased him thai it was more
than silver and gold, to him., as it vin
dicated his good name which had been
bitterly assailed for two years, and the
renewed expression or commence meant
more to his heart than words could
As he left the stage J. M. Snyder, a
hoary-headed old veteran from Sher
man county, took the floor and spoke
in favor of the resolution. He. said
that the republicans always made it a
point to say a good word ' for the old
soldiers and that if tho - inde
pendent party failed to do as
much great capital would be
made of it by the opposition.' "I
thought there was a brother here; who
wore the gray," continued the old man.
"Where is he? I want to shake hands
with him. Let all the old soldiers who
wore the gray come forward."
The five confederates in' the hall
started for the stage. The foremost
grasped the hand of the blue-coated,
white headed old hero. The conven
tion yelled and cheered and threw up
hats. A call was shouted out for every
old soldier to come onto the stage. Tho
stars and stripss were ' siezed and
thrown over the blue and the gray.
The veteran bluo coats commenced
swarming over the staged The band
struck up a national air. The one hun
dred and sixty-five old soldiers, headed
by Mr. Snyder and the five boys who
wore the butternut, staHed on a march
around the hall. The audience rose to
its feet. Cheer followed cheer. Every
th'ng loose was thrown into the air.
Hats were thrown to the ceiling.
Strong men shook hands. Grey head
ed old heroes laughed while tears of
joy ran down their cheeks. It was a
grand and thrilling moment and when
a voice rang out , ' 'no bloody shirt in
ours, a wild and irresistible cheer went
up from the thousand throats.
The resolution as presented by Pratt
after that scene of course prevailed.
After appointing a committee to notify
W. A. McKeighan by wire of his''elec
tion as a delegate, the convention ad
journed at 5:30.
A full list of deligates will be found
in the editorial columns.
"Cyclone" Davis of Texas spoke on
the political issues of the day at Bohan
an's hall to the largest crowd that has
assembled ia that place at a political
meeting for years. A perfect sea of
faces greeted tho speaker. This elo-A
nnont. and ahln adriraRA war firaatad
with an almost continuous round of!
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