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Contract Not Yet Let.
: state board of public lands and
buildings met Monday for the purpose
of letting out the penitentiary to an
other contractor after the state had just
given away nearly 835,000 to get rid of
the robber system. Kussell and
Churchill seem determined to put this
institution in a position where the
r treasury will be fleeced of a cool fifty
thousand in tne next eighteen months.
To their credit Secretary of State Piper
and others of the board are reported as
seriously objecting to this infamous job.
. Governor Ilolcomb is on record as
' against the deal and the people should
utter a protest in no uncertain towns
against this proposed outrage.
The board met Monday afternoon to
open sealed bids for the prison contract
but a protest from L. H. Lawton was
handed in, objecting to a consideration
of bids at this time because he wanted
to make one and was unable to get
sufficient information as to sub-contracts
and expenses t " enable him to do
so. 'J he board ha. i sealed bids from J.
A. Uuckstaff, W. ;'. Wildman and ex
Warden 15eemer, but deferred opening
of the same until September 2, to give
Lawton a chance to bid. Lawton is a
well-to-do stockdealer living on South
Fifth District Populists.
The populists of the Fifth Judicial
district met in York Tuesday, Eesolu
. tions were passed reaffirming the princi
pies of the Omaha platform, endosing
the official acts of Governor Ilolcomb,
and the work done by Judge Edward
Bates of York county and Judge llobt.
Wheeler of Folk county, who were
unanimonsly renominated for judges of
that district, which comprises the coun
ties of Butler, Hamilton, Polk, Saun
ders, Seward and York.
J. M. Kinney, an uncompromising
pop of Omaha, gave us a pleasant call
. II. Cohen of Omaha, one of the right
kind of fellows, took in the state con
vention. Senator Allen arrived in the city
Tuesday afternoon to attend the con
vention. Sim Patton and Jas. Swinney, two of
Otoe county's best "calamity howlers,"
called on the best populist paper in
Nebraska on Wednesday. Come again
i W. L. Kirk of Xeligh, editor of the
Yeorzan, called at these headquarters
T. H. Tibbies of Bancroft, was a con
spicuous figure at the convention.
li. li. James of Wayne, was a dele
gate to the great convention, and will
read The Independent in the future
the only populist paper in this section
"Bill'' Moran of Nebraska City, was
a delegate to the conventiou and pulled
The Independent latch string during
D. Shull of Syracuse, a populist from
away back, chewed beef steak with the
editor of this great populist journal
John Villnian of Otoe county, was a
delegate to the convention. He did not
call on The Independent.
Absalom Tipton of Otoe, took in
Lincoln this week and helped to nom
inate Judge Maxwell. Absalom is an
old liner in the populist ranks.
Brother Maiben of Otoe attended the
George Blake and Jas. Craddock took
in the reunion at Ilastingson Thursday.
The agreeable phiz of "Pete"' Oleson
of Wahoo, county treasurer of Saun
ders was seen at the convention.
G. Becker of Bichfield came in with
the other leading pops and ordered this
, paper to his address.
Henry Hempel of Plattsmouth was a
delegate and while here took time to
order this paper.
Populist Hand Book.
A Populist Hand Book, similar to
that gotten out last year, will be pub
lished and ready for distribution about
August 24th. The book is prepared by
Mr. J. A. Edgerton, assisted by Mr.
Maret, Gov. Holcomb's private secreta
ry, and will contain a statement of the
asylum frauds, penitentiary frauds, im
peachment trial, Hilton's defalcation,
Capital National bank failure, Hill
trial, comparison of expenditures of
populist legislature of 1H'J3 and repub
lican of '05, freight rate bill, Gov. Hol
comb's messages, facts on the silver
, question, etc., etc. The pamphlet will
contain at least 05 pages and will re
tail at 10 cents, with a reduction to
committees, etc, for large orders. No
populist committee, candidate or speak
er can afford to be without this little
hand book. It will be the best cam
paign document of the year. Ctrders
should be made at once of Mr. J. A.
Edgerton, Lincoln, Neb. The book is
gotton out by order of the state com
mittee. Hon. C. J. Smythe of Omaha will
speak on bimettalism, labor day at the
City park. t
Go to Scriboci'd for your drugs
405 south llth st.
' Louis A. Ksenftky, 138 North
Tenth 6treet, Importer and Dealer
in Wines and Liquors. Pabst
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specialty. Write for prices.
A GREAT CONVENTION.
THE POPULISTS MEET AND
NAME THE NEXT JUDGE.
Samuel Maxwell the Man A Good
Attendance and Harmony
The populist state convention which
met in this city "V ednesday was a great
convention in every sense. It was har
monious and enthusiastic, it put out a
good platform and named a good ticket.
It was 2:30 when the convention was
called to oider. The Lancaster county
glee club composed of Henry Iluckins,
G. II. Walters, J. M. Thompson and
"Jim" Jones sang a quartette and llev.
Snyder of Sherman, offered prayer. E.
L. Heath, editor of the ltushville Stan
dard, was made temporary chairman
and Dan Althen of Gage, and J. A.
Edgerton were elected temporary sec
retaries. J. V. Wolfe presented Mr. Heath
with a gavel on his assuming the posi
tion of temporary chairman, the handi
work of Mr. Johnstone, one of the em
ployes at the state penitentiary and a
member of the Lanes ster delegation.
While the chair was making up a
committee on credentials as per vote of
the convention, the glee club rendered
another selection. In the midst of the
selection which was being rendered
Hon. C. II. Van Wyck of Otoe county
appeared on the stage and the house
burst into applause.
The chair then announced the follow
ing as the committee on credentials:
W. L. Kirke, Antelope; W. E. Brown
Butler; O. Nelson, Colfaf E. J. Hall,
Hall; F. L. Leighton, Lancaster.
During the deliberations of the com
mittee on credentials, C. II. Van Wyck
was called for and responded. He said
he fully realized, as fully as could any
one before him, that he was ia no con
dition to make a speech, and he did not
know as he ever would. But he could
and would thank them for their evi
dences of regard, be said that coming
down on the train he had thought that
we were not so near emancipation from
the money power as we were seven
years ago, in the time of the greenback
ers. "Who could believe," he said, "five
years ago that an administration elect
ed by the people would pay out $15,
000,000 to the Rothschilds for the use of
some money for a few months?"
Thanking the audience for their at
tention, General Van Wyck despite
loud cries to "go on," retired.
Ex-Congressman McKeighan was
then called for and responded in a neat
speech of twenty or thirty minutes. He
said that he was pleased to meet, if not
see, his friends in the populist party.
This was an allusion to the condition
of his eyes, which threaten Mr. Mc
Keighan with blindness. The speaker
paid a glowing compliment toGovernor
Ilolcomb, who, he said, had not only
retained the confidence of his own
party, but won the high regard of mem
bers of other parties. The applause
which greeted this sentiment attested
the popularity of the governor. On the
question of finance he claimed that the
present administration had nullified the
laws of the land and the constitution of
the United States. Nullification, he
said, was downright treason to the gov
ernment, and the party in power would
be hurled from its high position and
the democratic party, would never
again win another victory. Mr. Mc
Keighan said that it was true that he
permitted the use of his name as a can
didate for the United States senator-
ship, but he had watched the course of
the senator at that time and he now
thanked God that Allen had been elect
ed. He admitted what he claimed to be
a fact, that owing to his physical condi
tion he should never again be a candi
date for the suffrage of the people of
Nebraska. But so long as there was a
spark of life in his body he should be
a populist, if there were a populist party
in existence He denounced in the
strongest terms certain papers in the
state and out of it which had been
maligning himself, Senator Allen and
Governor Ilolcomb followed with a
brief but neat speech, followed by Sen
ator Allen, T. II. Tibbies of Bancroft,
Paul Vandervort and Clem Deaver of
Omaha in which Paul and Clem
scratched each others backs very heart-ily-W.
II. Dech and Geo. II. Abbott of
Richardson. Committee on credentials
coming in at this time report was made
They reported eleven counties not rep
resented and the list as brought in by
the committee was adopted.
Senator Allen was then named for
permanent chairman, when the point
was raised that it was customary to
make the temporary organization per
manent. Mr. Heath declined to serve
and Senator Allen was unanimously
The senator on taking the chair said
that he had intended to take no other
part in the convention other than an
onlooker. But a Lincoln morning paper
had come out with a statement that a
fight was being made on him, and that
it was done for the sole purpose of cast
ing a firebrand into the camp of the
populists. Word was to go out to all
the world that Senator Allen had been
turned down, that in his state he could
not secure tlu temporary chairmanship
of a state convention.
While the chair was appointing a
committee on resolutions, Mrs. W. 11.
Keefer of Alvo, G. H. Walters of
Bethany and Henry Iluckins of The
Independent rendered a beautiful
vo cal trio when the follow ing committee
was announced: W. A. McKeighan, J.
N. Gaffin, W.A.Jones, J. II. Powers,
H. G. Stewart, Wilber F. Bryant, A. II.
Adjournment was taken at 0:15 to
At 8:15 the evening session was called
to order. After a few selections by the '
University Place Sons of Veterans band
and a rousing speech by Dr. A. W. Ir
ving, the following central committee
The following members of the state
central committee were appointed by
Adams J. P. Steele, Hastings.
Antelope-Herman Freese, Neligh.
Banner Not represented.
Boone J. A. Baird, Cedar Rapids.
Box Butte J. A. Neil, Herningford.
Boyd Ed L. Whiting, Spencer.
Brown George Miller, Ainsworth.
Buffalo George A. Beck, Shelton.
Burt-E. W. Peterson, Tekamah.
Butler-W. II. Taylor, David City.
Cass W. Waugh, Elmwood.
Cedar E. D. Crabb, Valentine.
Chase Not represented.
Cheiry-G. P. Crabb, Valentine.
Cheyenne Not represented.
Clay-G. W. Nagle, Clay Center.
Colfax-O. Nelson, Richfield.
Cuming L. Dewalt, Visner.
Custer C. W. Beall, Broken Bow.
Dawes J. L. Gibson, Crawford.
Dakota Not represented.
Dawson T. W. Ilanna, Lexington.
Dixon C. W. Shram, Ponca.
Dodge Li. D. Kelly, Fremont.
Douglas J. O. Griser, Omaha.
Dundy Not represented.
Fillmore John J. Burk, Geneva.
Franklin J. M. Dimniick.
Frontier Wm. Reed, Stockville.
Furnas C. F.Wheeler, Beaver City.
Gage E. E. Ellis, Beatrice. .
Garfield E. 1). Emmett, Burwell.
Gosper S. P. Yeoman, Elwooa.
Greeley P. II. Barry, Greeley Center.
Hall II. A. Edward, Grand Island.
Hamilton F. M. Howard, Aurora.
Harlan I. Maher, Alma.
Holt Ham Kauntzman, 'JlXeil.
Hooker Old committeem
Howard C, B. Manuel,
T,.V. Tl,nJ inn;, I',.:-!..
icurisuii i uau n imams, r.au uuij
Johnson--Fred Kahn, Crab Orchard.
Kearney G. J. Richmond, Minden.
Keya Pana Not represented.
Kimball Not represented.
Knox John T, Langer, Niobrara
Keith -Old member.
Lancaster C. W. Hoxie, Lincoln.
Lincoln J. W. Ellingham, North
Madison C. D. Jenkins, Norfolk.
Merrick M. II. Rawlins, Archer.
Nance T. C. Reed, Genoa.
Nemaha 1). J. Wood, Brattan.
Nuckolls D. S. Dusenberry, Nelson.
Otoe John M. Wehlman, Nebraska
Pawnee T. J. Plummer, Pawnee
Perkins Not represented.
Pheips A. J. Shaffer, Holdrege.
Pierce W. A. Bonce, Foster.
Platte John S. Fretman, Columbus.
Polk-J. O. Rahe, Shelby.
Red Willow J. A. Sheridan, Indian
ola. Richardson J. M. Whittaker, Falls
Rock Not represented.
Saline Wilbur Savage, Wilber.
Sarpy George Becker, Richfield.
Saunders B. R. B. Weber, Valparaiso.
Scott's Bluff Not represented
Seward M. D. Carey, Seward.
Sheridan -Henry Murphy, Rushville.
Shermad -H. M. Mathews, LoupCity.
Sioux William J. Raum, Harrison.
Stanton James Brooks, Stanton.
Thayer F. S. Mickey, Hebron.
Thomas Not represented.
Thurston W. I. Metsie, Pender.
Valley C. A. Mann, Ord.
Washington- C. A. Whitford, Arling
ton. Wayne II. P. Miller, Winside.
Webster II. L. Hopkins. Cowles.
Wheeler C. E Parsons, Bartletl.
York-J. 1). 1'. Small, York.
Judge Stark of Hamilton county was
chosen chairman, Frank D. F.ager of
this city secretary and A. II. Weir of
this city treasurer, J. V. Wolfe refusing
to longer serve in this capacity.
John ri. Powers then read the follow
ing platform which was unanimously
t We. the people'6 party ofthe state of
Nebraska, in convention assembled, do
put forth the following platform of
We hereby reaffirm the principles of
the Omaha platform.
We declare ourselves in favor of
strict economy in conducting the affairs
of the state government in all its
We believe the judicial affairs of the
state should be conducted on the prin
ciples of justice and honesty, without
partisan bias, and in the interests of
After the platform was adopted the
following resolutions were read and
adopted, one at a time:
Resolved, That we favor the principle
of the initiative and referendum in mat
ters of legislation.
Resolved, That we are opposed to any
religious test for admission to office or
for membership in this party.
We invite all reform and progressive
organizations and persons to unite with
us, and deprecate any set which tends
to give prestige and continued existence
to division of reform forces.
Resolved, That if the policy of the
general government in reducing the
volume of money is continued we must
in justice to the taxpayers demand the
reduction of all salaries of state and
Resolved, That this convention most
heartily endorse the position of Gover
nor Ilolcomb in reference to the peni
tentiary contracts and his efforts to ad
minister the affairs of the state in an
Resolved, That we express our sin
cere thanks to the mayor and citizens of
Lincoln for their courtesy to the dele
gates and visitors at this convention.
Rev. Snyder of Sherman here intro
duced the following resolution which
was adopted unanimously:
Resolved, That we view with alarm
the recent decision of the United States
supreme court on the income tax law
and we denounce as a gross subversion
of the principles of free government
the substitution of government by in
junction for government by law, which
has resulted in the illegal inprisonment
of free American citizens, innocent of
any crime known to law, without trial
The resolution declaring for the ini
tiative and referendum provoked con
sideiable debatebut was finally adopted.
The reading of an anti-A. P. A. reso
lution created considerable uproar but
Geo. Abbott of Richardson offered a
substitute opposing any religious test
as a certificate of membership in the
populist which was adopted with a
whoop. The Omaha delegation waxed
warm over the matter but the conven
tion realized that it was not sitting as a
religious conference and the effort on
the part of certain parties to create dis
turbance was without effect aud that
order of business was completed.
Balloting for a candidate for supreme
judge was the next order of business.
Adams county being the first on the list
cast entire delegation for Samuel Max
well when the remainder of theconven
tion followed suit save three votes from
Boone county for D. B. Carey and
thirty-nine from Douglas county for
Geo. A. Maguey of Omaha. Mr. Max
well was then declared the unanimous
choice of the convention and Messrs.
V.' j'.fe. Campbell, Carey, McKeigan and
Allen were nia.,Q a committee to inform
Mr. Maxwell of hfs nomination. Mr.
Carty subsequently withdrew and Gov.
Ilolcomb was placed on the committee
in his stead.
Jas. II. Bayston of Red Willow, II.
M. Casebeer of Lancaster, Mrs. Ella W. j
Beattie of Douglas, were placed in norn-'
ination for regents of the state univer
sity, two to be nominated. The vote
stood: Bayston, 575; Beattie,
Casebeer, 218. Prof. Bayston and
Mrs. Beattie were declared the nom
W. A. McKeighan was elected na
tional committeeman to till the vacancy
caused by Mr. Chamberlain having re
moved from the state.
At 12:40 the convention adjourned.
Judge Maxwell has not publicly an
nounced his acceptance and the com
mittee appointed to wait on him will
not do so for a few days. The call
coming so unanimous from many
thousands of the best citizens of Ne
braska, no man of Judge Maxwell's
star.ding could well afford to refuse the
nomination. We believe we are in a
position and our information is such as
to say to the populist of the state that
Mr. Maxwell will make the race.
Oratory was plenty throughout the
Those chronic kickers and shysters
who have been so industriously trying
to malign or kill off some very good
populists got handsomely roasted by
several speakers. Those chronic back
biters and kickers ought to be turned
George W. Blake is known as one of
the best rustlers in the state. His
efforts to make the meeting of the state
convention all that could be desired
added much to its success. Wish we
had 100,000 more Wakes.
Many of the delegates visited the
penitentiary and expretsed satisfaction
at the management of anairs there but
they were "hot" at the work of the ap
praisers and the enormous price they
placed on the Dorgan plunder.
September 2nd, will be the next lega
holiday and should be observed by all
It will be celebrated in the city park,
near the court house. There will be
able speakf rs who will favor and oppose
the free coinage of nilver 10 to 1, All
are invited to hear both sides from the
same platform. No admission fee to
park. Only two blocks south of court
By OitDEic ok Committer.
Mak.' yourself a committee of
one to increase the circulation of
this paper. You owe it to your
cause and to humanity.
If you receive at any time a
sample bundle of The Independ
En r you will kindly cirEulate them
among your friends and neighbors
and send us as many subscriptions
as possible. v
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The Farmers Tribune, published at
Des Moines, Iowa, one of the best na
tional middle-of-the-road populist pa
pers published and one that should be
read by everybody, is offering several
big premiums to subscribers. Among
which are 100.00 in cash and an $85.00
bicycle. They are given free to their
subscribers. No work about it such as
getting up alargeclui. Send for a
sample copy of the Tribune and see their
offer and then subscribe for it. It stands
on the Omaha platform and for free
silver and is ably edited.
Write for a sample.
Des Moines, Iowa.
The campaign for this county
will open in dead earnest in a few
We want news of the work from
all parts of the state. Send it in
as concise as possible and we will
gladly give it space.
The Lancaster county populists
have opened headquarters at the
corner of Eleventh and O, where
populists made welcome at all
times. The boys are preparing for
Hans aiTKund Kundsen robbed
a Union Paciftc train near Brady
Island lastweekWtjncsday. They!
were taken in courtLat ortn
Platte this week Weii"0511'
pleaded guiity, and were givK" ten
years in the pen and will a
Thursday. They secured $12 in
cash for their trouble.
Your subscription is due in ad
vance. l ay up.
toaU Hammond and IIU Bride Dim Only
After Repeated Cool Attempt.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 27. The sul
cldes of Louis Hammond and his bride
of Des Moines, Iowa, in the American
house here last week were most re
markable in many ways. Before at
tempting to end their lives, they signed
their names to a letter addressed to
the coroner, telling him of what the
contemplated, and why they sought
Tuesday the two took chloral, but
neither died. It is supposed that they
took an overdose, which occassloned
nausea and caved their lives. The
day following they made a 6econd at
tempt, and on this falling, Mrs. Ham
mond swalled morphine, while her
husband stood by and waited the re
sult. She died at 10 o'clock that morn
ing. Then Hammond endeavored to kill
himself. He took morphine, but this
failed to do its work. Then he drove
a hat pin, several inches long, into his
breast, until he could move his heart
with it, but this also failed. Then he
took morphine and chloral again, and,
thinking after waiting several hours,
that this agent had failed once more
to do its work, he locked his dead
wife in the room while he went out to
purchase a revolver. He died some
time Thursday night. It was probably
the chloral aud morphine which caused
his death, as the revolver was found
with all its chambers filled.
Hammond was about 35 years old.
He was formerly in the perfumery
business at 68 Maiden Lane, New York,
the firm being Hammond & Itrittner.
In New York he met and wooed his
bride, Miss Kathryn Sawyer, and,
after dissolving partnership in July ha
went on the road for O. M. Ditner
& Co. of Des Moines. He has a sister
at St. Paul. Iowa.
The Next Big Day
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Monday, Sept. 2.
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3 " Hound Steak 25
(1 " Plate Boil 25
3 " Salt Pork 25
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4 " Lard 25
1 " K. It. Lard 10
Sutrar Cured Ham JO
Boneless II am 10
California Ham 7
Hani Sausage 10
Breakfast Bacon 10
Beef Koast Per pound 0 to 9
Sirloin Steak " " ....... 12
Port-r House Steak U
Veal Stew 5 pound 25
All other meats not on list at low
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