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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 7, 1893)
It the fceeS-
la the west. It U especi
ally valuable as a means
of reaching 'he farmers.
Its circulation U as large
In Nebraska as the cir
culation of all the "farm
Give Ths Allianck
Indkpkndext a trial If
you want good results.f n
A Larga, Harmjaioui, Enthusiastic Gath
ering of the Populists-
B A. HOLGOMB FOB BUfEIME JUD3E
A Ringing Platfoim Heath, Monro
and Brainard for" Regs tt The New ;
State Central Committee.
t - A Winning Ticket . ,
The populist state convention of 1803
has come and gone. It was surpris
ingly large convention, considering the
hard times and In view of the fact that
the present is an off year. Very near
ly all counties in the state were rt pre
sented, generally by full, delegations.
In a parliamentary point of view it was
the best organized and best managed
' convention in the history of the popu
list party of Nebraska. It was har
monious, with just enough fighting t)
make things interesting.- It was en
thusiastic and its r cheers awakened
many a Lincoln sleeper along until the
wee' sma' hours of the morning, l's
candidate is a man large In body, "heart
and brain a splendid , lawyer? and a
spit ndld judge a man - whose charac
ter is above reproach and whose ability
is abore cavil-Silas 'A". Holcomb, the
" next supreme judge of .Mebraska.
HOW THE TROUBLE BEGAN.
It was 2:30 o'clock On Tuesday after
noon when Chairman Blake, of the
state contra! committee, called tho
assembled delegates to order. W. A
Howard, the singing pilgrim, sang
"Bring the Good Old " Ballot, Bojy,"
after which Mayor Weir, cf Lincoln,
delvered an address er welcome", into
which' he injected some right good
populist doctrine,' for which , he was
tendered something like an ovatltn.'
W. A. Poynter made response to the
mayor in a ringing speech, and Howard
sang again. . Call was read by the soc
. rotary of .the committee, and then the
ball began In earnest. , ' '
' FOB TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.
W. A. Poynter, of Boone, I. A. Sheri
dan, of Red Willow, George Abbott, of
Richardson; and W F. Difle, of Harlan,
were named for temporary chairman.
Bale was withdrawn and the vote stood
Poynter 584; Sheridan 110, Abbott 80,
Gaffln 1; and Mr. Poynter was temporary
chairman. C. N. Mayberry, of Pawnee
and Fred Jewell, of Platte, were named
as temporary secretaries. i
After a little prellmenary scrapping,
tie following committees were appointed
On credentials: Shamp of Lancaster,
Allen of Cuss,. Abbott of Richardson,
Sheridan of Red Willow, Saunders of
On permanent organization: Small
of York, Strioklerof Douglas Porter
of Merrick, Gaffln of Sautders, Munnof
On platform and resolutions; Jones
of Adamt, Morearty of Douglas, Wolf
of Lancaster, Wright of Johnson, Soun
ders of Burt.
It was decided that all resolutions be
referred to the committee on platform
A recess was then tken for thirty
-minutes, during which railroad tickets
were signed and other kindred business
transacted. At 4:30 the convention was
again called to order and the following
gentlemen appointed a committee on
Uffia, of Saunders, Porter of Mer
rick, James of Boone, Carry of IMge
and Barry of Greeley .
The committee oa eredeatlalt now
made its report and the convention
proceeded to Sect a
I'KIMtKEMT ORGAN UATIOM.
The onnruUtfO on permanent organl
m'on inaJt the following report: tor
perm feat chairman, braaiwr W. i
IHleof lUtUo county; for etcrvtarlts,
H. Cttin lK-ever of Voutl; Pratt 1
Merrick asd lUiey of c t Imo The
report wm acot--pt-d with a whoop and
rirnato WU. n a neat pooh of se
ep ur.ee, took the chair.
While aattlnf foe th rp rt of the
oowulMtc, Mr. K U iU-i of Ma
nila, was called to the pis' tors aad Ut
Into tie tai Bus ring ., wliaout
glove. He levlewed h1 famous tt
pturvet( ro ji'ars go ed made a
auntUr ! Iras' on,. II thowtd
vhervla th etate irtaurvr and at
torney Mn! were dl,t lag 1 1 taw
and pr.icd a rv cf t Moher
be4 aholn that tUrwpuUoae state
otlf wr te tk iracy to d
hand N't ore ttt f wtr iwvhua
TBE STATE CONVENTION
dred and thirty thousand dollars. All
this matter is set forth in another col
umn of the Aluakce Independent.
Committee on rules made the follow
ing report as to order of business:
First Selection of members of s'hte
central committee, the chairman, s'cre
tary and treasurer to be appointed by
the oommitue. , .-'
Second Call of counties for nomina
tion of candidates for judge of supreme
court and regent. The committee re
commended that the tni ballot' should
be an informal one.
;. Something of a tight was precipitated,
over the adoption of recommendation
as to election of ehai-man and secre
taty of state central committee. It wa
finally decided to loave the matter to
the committee itself. In accordance
with thtse roles the different counties
now selected and reported the follow.
STATE CENTflAL COMMITTEE.
Aaams ueorge lynn. -
Antelope J. D. Hatfield. '
: Boone-F. M. Silllck.
Box Butte C. Olds. .,
Buffalo Isaac Hentborn.
Butler C. H. Cliallis.
Burt Wm. F. Brewster. '
Cass L. G. Todd.
Cedar E. Board well.
Chase J. W. Martin.
Clay E. D. Brown.
Colfax Orlando Nelson.
Cuming John Emley.
Custer C. W. Beal.
Dakota John Joyce.
Dawson Mark wood Holmcj.
Dixon J. F. IlalL
Dodge C. S. Fowler.
Douglas D. K. Beaver. -
Fillmore-C. L. Riley.
Franklin J. M. Diramick. 1
Frontier W. A. Bradbury .
Furnas C. F. Wheeler. ,
" Gage G. B. Reynolds. s' Y
' Garfield S. F. Fleener.
Gosper P. B. Yeoman, r
Grant A F. Parsons.
Greeley P. H. Barry."
Hall W. J. Burger. ' . '
Hamilton L M. Howard.
Harlan L. A McNeil v
Hitchcock George Carter.
Holt Hans Kotznian. .
Howard Peter Ebbeson. t ,
r : Johnson, W. G. Swan. ' t
j' Kearnoy J. S. Canady. 1
Keya Paha Otto Mutz. .
Lancaster F. L. Mary. '
Lincoln J. W. Ellingham. '
Madison. Wra. Bickiey. . ,
Merrick B. F. Pratt.
Nance W. P. Hattan.
Nemaha J. H. Dundaa.
NuckoUs E U Beach. ' ,
Otoe-B. S.,Whitaker. '
Pawnee Joseph Meek."
Pierce A. Tawuey.
'.Phelps A. Waniner. --,) ",
Platte John S. Freeman. f i - -
Pelk D.'D. Little.
Red Willow H H. Pickma.
Richardson George A. Abbott.
Salihe-E. S. Abbott. . ' , 1
Sarpy George Becker. ' i '
Saunders J. Nt GajBp. ? .
Seward W, S. Beebe.-
. Sheridan W. F. Wnsman.
I" Sherman J. M. Snyder. ':..
Stanton James Brooks.
Thayer William Patrick.
Valley-Dr. J. M. Klinker.
Washington C. A. Whitford,
Wayne H. D. Miller.
Webster H. L Hopkins.
Wheeler C. E. Parsons.
. York-J. S. P. Small.
A recess was taken for supper.
Convention then adjourned for supper.
"', EVENING SESSION.
Bohanan's hall was comfortably filled
In tho afternoon, but at night it was
packed almost to suffocation. Immedi
ately after tbo call to order at 7:30 the
commlttoe on resolutions announced it
self ready to report. The resolutions
were read by W. F. Wright, of Lancas
ter county, and as each successive point
was scored the old building shook with
etiter. Especially did the money olank
the reference to the railroad question
and the demand for Immediate proienu
tlnn of tho borillert, catch the conven
ton. THK PLATFORM.
l's people's independent party of tho
state of Nebraska in convention asen
bled hereby endorses and reaffirms the
platform of principles as laid down in
M Omaha platform of July 4, 101 .
The wisdom of the utterances there
made and the justice of the UcuianJs
there promulgated are even more ap
parent now than then.
The truth there enunciated, that "we
meet in the mldtt of a nation brought to
the verge of moral political ruin." has
lt n fully ve rifled by the acts of the
preeent congress now in ( 11 rion
wfntlHl and by the prttmnt financial
rontiUn of alruoet our ntire wtpW.
We condemn the tvadrs of both the
republican aad di-mm ratie arue, who
ate attempting to iniutitiw ailvrr,
thervhy ptx ing the tuiiiee of the
country upon a goU batis, and w de
HuMiwe litem an traittirt U the litxtftim
i,f the UHpl aivi we rvitoraUt our de
land fur the fr riinmt nf silver with
that ol gvk at tan ntiiu cf 13 l t and
we demand of th ,rr4nt !(? the
pannage of to a a Uw
We approve and atudaed the acta of
our rifT-im. v. X. MiKvitfhan
and O H Kem f their oppuaitiua
the repeal af the ptrajaMfa? rUuae vf
the so eiUled hhereMN taw asd aUo of
W. J lrau ul the r ul d mrrt eWv tt
a a ihMwwik
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY,
That we are in favor of a service
pension to our soldier upon a shewing
in a court of record of an honorable dis
charge and upon reasonable proof, -such
service pension to be on an equality re
gardless of rank.
And we are in favor of an additional
amount, based upon the degree of disa
bility which shall be the measure of the
We demand that all railroad, tele
phone and telegraph lines, phall be
owned and 'controlled by. the govern
ment, under its . powers and rights of
eminent ddraain and operated in the in
terest and for the, benefit of all the peo
ple and not In the interest of American
and European shylocks.
That we are opposed to union of
church and state in any form or under
any pretext whatever; that the freedom
of speech and of the press shall ever -be
maintained; that there shall be. DO re
ligious tests for office; that we are op
posed to all secret or open political or
ganizations based on religious prejudices
as contrary to the spirit and, genius of
our institutions and thoroughly un
American. That we unreservedlv ap
prove of our American free school sys
tem as a means of popular education
and we are opposed to any diversion of
the public school funds of the state for
sectarian purposes. 1 ?
Resolved that we denounce the repub
lican administration of this state, also
the subsidized republican press and their
politicians and speakers, who from the
press and rostrom have been deceiving
the people, claiming the stato was out
of debt. Whilo the fact is that in spite
' of the heavy tax levied from year to
vear. there is nearly iitw.uw outewna
ing warrants, upon which the taxpayers
are required to pay an annual interest
of 7 per cent. We'denonnce in emphatio
terms the state officers' for ap
proving - tho form and manner
of bond of C. W. Mosher president
of the Capital National Dans-, oy
which the state was swindled out of
$236,000. . We further say Uf every
officer whoso duty unaer the law was w
secure the funds of the state should be
held morally and financially responsible
for the money lont.
We demand the Btrict enforcement of
the law known as the Newberry bill for
the regulation of freicht rates.
We demand the repeal of the present
law and demand law empowering the
people to elect a railroad commission.
That we are in favor of the enforce
mcnt of the eight hour law for labor as
it now stands upon our statdtes. 5 i
Resolved, That this convention tender
heartv thanks to .the independent news
paper editors pf te state and ask the
party support of the niombeM of th$
independent party. ' ;
We are oppoBcu to tho present system
of contract convict labor, which is daily
depriving our honest laborers from their
means of support
We demand the speedy and vigorous
prosecution and trial of all persons now
under indictment for complicity in the
asylum and penitentiary steals. -
We demand that -the state treasurer
shall comply with the law in regard- to
the investment of the' state school fund,
and also with the law regulating the de
posit of state fundsTh VanTts. ' '
Be it further resolved that the record
of the people's independent party mem
bers in both houses of the legislature is
a record to be proud of and said mem
bers are hereby tendered our hearty
thanks for duties faithfully performed
- On motion of Devine of Colfax the
above platform was adopted.
By an oversight the committee had
neglected to refer to Senator Allen's
good work. The following resolution
was offered by Mr. Thornton and unan
"Rolved, That we commend Sena
tor Allen for the able and manly fight
which he is maVtog for popular rights
In the United States setate. Wo es
pecially commend hi -a for bis opposi
tion to Increasing tho privileges of the
na'ional barks "
An aatl-B8i paes resolution was (f
fered by Judge Abbott, of Richardson
rounty, which was also unanimously
At this point the main I u dress of tho
convention was tnnourced, va , the
nomination of a candidate for supremo
Prof. Jones, of Adams county, In a
short but eloquent eporch, nomiiatcd
John M. IUuan. of Hattiogt.
County Attorney Campbell of Custer
county, luado the speech of the conven
tloo ia nominating Judre S A. Hoi
comb of the Twelfth Judicial District
He described Judge Holoonib as a man
of the great com in on people; that he
had the support of the entire bar of his
district; that he was one of the ablest
iuJjtes In the state; and that atave a'i
ie would not have to make t defensive
J, W, r'dgerton of Douglas, seconded
the nnmlnatioa of Kagaa and laao
littcall of the tame dstegatioa, sec
onded thai ef llolo'Wbb.
(iag etuatr nrttentrd the name e-f
J. V., Ilusk of lioaltiM and Barry of
Greeley followed w l the name of
Judge Maiwull, 1 - ' ilt ftHue4
the naming ot of "Let bin
saaoueee vim.. ' jj tR kUcs
were ladi,w t
lacHiaeWt g had a tvoad botH
(or Uuleomb.A.lugaa. Various other
ecuaJt folloJ m the roil cl prw
SEPTEMBER 7, 1893.
ceeded. When Saunders county wai
reached S H. Sornborgot's name was
presen'ed and York wound up tee list
with the name of Judge Edward Bates.
The first Informal billot resulted as
Na nna tiavlnnp ire A m tna1ni!tv
of all the. votes cast, the first formal
bal'ot was ordered.
From start to flnlih It was for the
man from Broken Bow. Judge Thomp
son withdrew and his votes went to
Holcomb. Douglas and Lancaster
wheeled Into lino for HolcomS. Before
tho roll call was completed Adam
county made the motion, seconded by
Gage, that Judge Holcomb bo declared
the choice of the convention by accla
mation. The metlon was carried with
a yell and for a few minutes the con
ventlon went wild. Tho nominee was
brought forward to the platform and
was given an ovation.
In a few well chosen words be thanked
the convention for the honor conferred
upon him and promised that, if elected,
he would try to rise above partisanship
and bo the judge of the whole people,
bavins: an eve single to the ctrrylng out
of the law. For no class and against no
class, he would try to stand it s ropie
Justice. He believed he would be
elected and tho convention cheered in a
manner that showed that it believed to
too. . - - "
Then, at tbo hour of mU'nlght, the
convention settled down to a love feast.
JohnM. Rasr-nwas called outani given
an ovation second hardly to that of the
He was an independent because he
believed that the umana piattorm con
tained the highest standard of ethics
enunciated during the nineteenth ceo
turv. This cause was as lacred at any
that had ever engaged the attention of
men. He promised the nominee bis
loval support and predicted that be
would be the next supreme judge of
Nebraska. Then Judge Butn, Judge
BiUs snd various others were called out
and nrido ringing speeches.
, KOMINEEES FOR BEOENT8.'
The cacdldates for regents of the
state university were as follows:
B F. Pratt, of Merrick; A. A. Monroe
ol Douglas; Gsorge Horn, or roiu;
James Finch, of Antelope; B F. Allen,
ol Case; J. M. Snyder, of Sherman: C.
L Brainard, of Chase; and E. h, H?ah
of Sherman. ,.. ..." ... '.
A motion was made that the three
receiving the largest number of votes
be declared the nominee? of tbo conven
tlon. Mr. Heath receiving 501 votes;
Mr. Monroe, 343, and Mr. Braioard 280,
they were declared such nominees, the
two former for the long term, and the
latter for tho short term. After three
rousing cheers for the ticket the con
venilon then adjourned.
TTn CJ A TfnWiiliVl tVia lni1nrtnBr1nt
candidate for judge d the supreme court
is a resident of Urcken llow. lie stands
six feet two ircbes and is broiul la pro
portion, and lr weigjit Is eny criterion
of success he i- littly to distance any
lighter com po i tors. He was born in
Gibson county, ltd, thirty-five years
go, and commerced his legal education
1h that state, and completed it in the
office of Thummell & Piatt e in Grand
Island. He boa lived in Nebraska for
fourteen years four in Hamilton coun'y
and ten in Custer. He has been en
gaged in the tuccessful practice of law
for eleven years. Although formerly a
democrat, he attached himself to the
independent movement in 1891, and ws
In that year elected judge or the Twelfth
judicial district; a position be still
Mr. ft. L. Ileatb, nominee for regent,
was elected to the legislature of 1HW as
a republican. He vote! with the popu
lifts, ho ever, during that sestlon and
v as since afflUa'ed with them. He Is a
doe scholar, a prod speaker and a man
universally liked wherever known. He
Is at present editor of the Uufhrllle
Prof A A. Monroe, another of the
candidates for regit, Is one of the finest
tducators la this state, lie is a university
graduate and at present principal of
the South Omaha schools, lie has been
an Independent sites the beginning of
Mr. C. L Ura'nard. the third candi
date for regent, I a yousg man, a
graduate of the State University, and
a thorough In4eptent. He balls from
the oiubw-U)rn part of the state, be
ing a letldeat of Imperial, Chase
The aw i late central committee met
at room 151 Liedell Hotel, !nmdiat
ly after I be aJjurnmcai of theeoa
vration, the following were elechxl
officers of the committee for the eeu
log tear: D C lHmer, chairman,
Oiaaiiti J. A. Fdgertoa. tttretary,
Linoolo; J. V, Wolfe, Utaurr, Lis
e da; J, N. tiaffle, chalrpnaa of eseott
live committee, Uiloa; tieoutlre eom
isltUNt: f!r dUtrkt. J II. (Kindts,
Aub-irn; eecond dletrlcl, I H. Ilsikall,
Omaha: thrd dl.UHt, C. H. Fowler.
North II ad; farrth dUtrlet, J 11 V,
Rmall. York: fifth district. A. S.
Canada, Mlnden; sixth district, C. W.
Heal, tiroicen uow.
Mr. D. Clem Deaver, the new chair
man of the ttate central committee, 1
one of tbo most zealous and active
workers In the movement In this state.
TTa U m vnnnir man an active organizer
than whom no nan stands higher in
, I I , t A I . L A
laoor circles at umana ana in wo svavo.
With a heart on fire for the causa; ana
u-lth Kniinitluu nthnalam. hft will
condnot an energetlo and winning
campaign r . .. . .
The new secretary, ur, J. a. ftuger-
tnrt m ar11 nd mmt favoeablV known
to the independent of the state as a
Drmny young newspaper man. na ia
wall nns-llflflil to fill the nlace. and his
euergy and rustling qualltlor will be
in full play from now till the close of
the camp'ig i.
fr .1 T IV fi-Aanmr of the
committee, need ro Introduction to
Hebraska independenu. Ana i can
not but augment the confidence of
AVAftrnn in know thut Me. Wolfe Will
be actively engaged In the work at
J. N. Gaffln. chairman of the
executive committee, was the late
speaker of the Nebraska bouse of rep
' ... a L .11. f
rof entail ve s. xar. uamn ooiaeone vi
thm mittt Imnnrtfint not tt tons of all and
in a wav will be nearly as actively en-
gaed as any of the others. J
With this corps oi omoersa toe neau
of the sUte committee and with the
hearty and active cooperation of every
committeeman In the state, ths inde
pendents should win In the coming
oampsign. ,. ,
The executive committee adjourned
to meet Wednesday, September 13. at
1 o'clock p. m., when it ia desired that
a full attendance be present. ' ' ; ;
'' notis. ..
The ticket Is a winner.
r.s AKKn-t. nf Rlnhardson coun: V.
scored the great hit of the convention
. . . . i ...i
on ms anti-pafs resoiuuon.
lit 1ia vr inat hour of the conven
tloo, when fullyono half the delegates
were gone out of the taa'l, the old
soldiers wero required to stand and be
counted, uver one nunureu ics(vuutu.
There wero probably two hundred
in t-ha full nnntfention. fr 1
J. Daurte and Chas' Welch, dele
T inia nnunfv iteOVB the
entire distance irom Gandr to Lincoln
In a light wagon, There is patrlotiiw
for you. Mr. Djurte 'tone Q tha Pelt
known G. A, tt- men 'IQ Dll ?m th
Stats. ' , -
- Coroner's' Verdiet oa A, Grarae,
Desveii, Col., Sept. 7. The coronerl
jury in the case of Dr. T. Thatcher
Graves' has reported that, , judging
from the letters the deceased left be
hind, he committed suicide, bnt that
from the testimony introduced the
jurors were unable to dectdo whether
or not it was a natural death.
Half the BtMlncas fart Burned.
Malta Bknd, Mo., Sept 7. -Yesterday
morning between 1 and 3 o'clock
half thebuslneM houses In, this cty
were destroyed by fire, together with
the contents of the buildings. The
fire originated between two buildings,
and is supposed to be the work of an
incendiary. ' , '. i
: ebrnak Popullat Nomination.
Omaha, Neb., Sept 7. The Populisl
convention at Lincoln last evening
nominated Judge It. R. Holcomb of
Kroken Bow for the position of
supreme judge. The usual indorse
ment of the Omaha platform was
adopted. - .
A MUnuurl College Darned.
Spkisofikld. Ma, Sept 7. Tho
ChrUtian church college at Ash Grove,
this county, burned at 5 o'clock this
morning. The loss is 833,000; tnaur
ance 111,000. The fire was of incen
, ThOMan4a of Tone,
Meteors of various sizes reach the
earth in many places. The largest
known is that which fell on the plains
of Incuman, In South America, which
weighed about fiftot-n tons. . A roeont
calculation show that tho increaso of
the earth's weight annually, from
meteoric sources, it about ninety thou
Street m Tombstone
A merchant in Hmttleboro, Vt. an
noyed by tho condition of the high way
fcefore hi atore, wrote to a elctn'.an
during the latu-r's temporary absence
from town a follows: Two men
stuck In the mud in front of tho Amer
ican ltoutv hhall we attempt to gel
thim out or entt t tombatoae?"
Wanted To leate an lodi- aJent
pa iter. Add'ets (ru. K. Vawteri Lla
tit an tt Chltg ana lietarw.
Oa sccoaat cl "Nebrka Lai" at the
world's fair, th EUthora (a. North
weetete )la, will tl tk keU IbpWmbef
iota sod 1 lth at ! W fur the round
H. M aen-My.. .
t.Bitl Agent. '
The free and unlimit
ed colnsge of silver at
the ratio of 16 to 1; la
other words, the restor
ation of silver to the
place it held In our cur
rency from 1792 to 1873
That the Sherman
law should not be re
pealed unlrsi a law
more favorable to sil
ver Is substituted for it.
ANOTHER BIG HOLD. DP
The Triwo Waj Laid Hear Paoiflo, o.
Thm Maaked Ken Do the Job
A Bold Deed. ,
WEEOXED BT DTSAlflTE B03.
One Man Captured by the Conductor
and Brtktman Nobody Hurt
Robbera Oet Nothing.
Villagers Grew Kctted.
St. Lone, Ma, Sept 7, The 'Frisco
railway was the victim of another
hold-up last night
Express train No. 1 on the Frisco
westbound, was flarired with a red
light a few miles east of Pacific, which
la about forty miles west of St Louis.
THe train came to a standstill and two
men held the engine crew at bay
while a third went to the express
and demanded admittance. The mea
senger refused to open the doer. ' 'he
command then came from the
engine guards to blow . ' , .n.
This command w- oat Instantly
followed by a,dc -ag report and
the woodwork of tho car was wrecked.
Then the three highwaymen Joined
forces and tried to enter the car, bnt
were impeded by the wreck.
At this juncture the conductor and a
brakeman rushed up ,to the robbers
with pistole drawn and commanded
them to surrender. The robbera an
swered with a poorly directed fusllade
which the two trainmen gave back
Suph unexpected resistance tun
nerved the robbers, and tv?o of them
took to their heel. . The third wae
overpowered and mfede a prisoner- So
far as known no one was hurt 1
When, the train pulled into Paolfio
station tta express oar presented a"
"H DJl1 Sad torn the
,ffljLfi- tar. The prisoner wii
fMKQO un(jer guard at the atation and
.ue train proceuueu. iL.xciM;u viuntrero
to the number of 300 had gathered
about the depot when the United
Press correspondent arrived, and It
was only by a rush of the officers' that
a battle was prevented,
Preparing Quarter for the Winter at
the Head or Bowdoln Uf. '
' St. Johks, N. F., Sept 7. Lieuten
ant Peary's Arctic steamer Falcon ar
rived here yesterday. She left Peary
With his party all well at the head of
Bowdoln bay, North Greenland; Aug
ust 30. Peary had at that time eighty
dogs, twenty tons of walrus meat and
eleven deer on hand. ' Then the house
was nearly completed and the part;
was living in It There were several
men employed dally in carrying stores
from the headquarters to an interior
ice came, where they were cached In
readiness for the Greenland expedition
- " " ' ' ' '; 'V
Big Men t Speak at Arkansas City,
Absansa Citt, Kaa, Sept 7. Ar
rangements have been perfected for a
mass meeting to be held next Satur
day, under the auspices of the Home
Mutual Soldier's association. Ex
Secretary Noble is aonouneed as one
of the speakers. Addresses will also
be delivered by ex-Senator Perkins,
ex-Oovernor Humphrey and others.
It is intended as a school of education
to those who expect to make the run
for homes on the Cherokee outlet on
tha ISth. :; " - - ,;
Deraand that Train be Ran.
El Rexo, Ok., Sept 7. A well-at-'
tended mass-meeting was held her
yesterday by intended strip settler
They demand running of trains oT
opening day, and protest against the
men owning race horses, which the
ordinary settler cannot afford to keep.
It I expected that unless trains run
at the opening the feat horsemen will
capture the towmdtea and beat lands,
KaflWh Lottare oa SUrer
LoxtMiir.Sept. T.Long letters which
have pasted between Commander
K'erett and Stir William Vernon Uar
court, chancellor of the exchequer.
with regard to the silver qaentlon and
the HrniMola coafereaee ar about to
be published. Mr William, In one of
the letter, ears that the failure of the
eongretm tu reaaoniable was due to th
I' sited Metre.
Dig Iroa Mlwo CoatMooltoa,
Pi t.riM Minn. 8at Organise-
tUa Ka la effected of the Lake)
Superior CoewdMatod lis, eoatrol
tng the Mb and Uogeblo trost
aiinr and Ike KutiSh AaerUaasaiaa
la Caba Jnu i Koeaereller, KM
gate, lloyt, Viir aad others an
la It. The rapital Is aw. 3102 and
the ed t8ti wlU be ta New Yerk.
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