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NOMINATED BYTHKTHRtt CON
, Democrats an si Silver Re
publicans Unit on the, Sx-Gov
rner Per Supremo Judy.
FUSION STATS TICKET.
SILAS A. HOLCOMB. PoDulist
ef Custer County
Stegents of State University
JDON RICH, Democrat, of
. . L. TEETERS, Silver Repub
lican, of Lancaster County
Divided In name, but united by sn
ernest purpose, the fusion forces of
Piebraska, through the harmonious de
secrations of their three state conven
lions, held Tuesday afternoon and
evening in Omaha, effected the most
complete and perfect fusion that has
inaugurated any campaign in this state.
With an eye solely to carrying into ex
ecutlon the reforms demanded by them
they proceeded to the nomination of a
ticket and the close cementing of all
Interests looking; to its success at the
polls wit ha precision and decision ncv
r before witnessed.
Compared with the former state con
Pentlon of the fusion forces, it was as
ike steady, sturdy, solid and irresistible
advance of seasoned veterans compared
wits untnea recruits. There was com.
Veiling and overwhelming force that
rooked nothing that seemed for a no
tent to impede the desired end. The
fusion was absolute; the enthusiasm
nequeled; the success of the effort
complete. The conventions adjourned
In unparalleled harmony of feeling,
and fewer sore spots were carried away
than from any convention, large or
senall. collective or single, held in Ne
braska in many a year.
Silas A. Holcomb was nominated for
fudge of the supreme court on the first
ballot in each of the conventions.
Whatever of personal opposition has
been manifested was swept away be
fore the irresistible demand of the great
majority, the democrats declarinr by a
vote of almost two to one for carrying
out the implied agreement of two years
ago, when the populists gave the Judge
Ship to the democrats.
Ringing resolutions were adopted and
the enthusiasm of the occasion was the
common property of each and all the
Snventions. Adding to the general sat
laction and enthusiasm for the fusion
triumph all along the line was the
Statement of M. C. Harrington, demo
cratic nominee for congress in the
Sixth district, made to the democratic
convention at the close of his speech,
In which he said that in the Interest of
the utmost harmony and success at the
polls, he waa ready to withdraw and
assisst In the election of the nominee
of the populist convention. Judge Ne
We, If the state central committee and
- the democrats of the state desired this
solution of the vexatious problem.
As the expression of Nebraska, it
was a tremendous demonstration In fa
vor of W. J. Bryan, a vigorous and
unequivocal reaffirmation of the Chi-
y(go platform and the hopeful, eager
Vettle cry of Nebraska's new democ
racy, enlisted for the warr
Mrs. W. J. Bryan was a clasely ob
servant spectator of the entire pro
feedlnga During the hour before ad
journment she was Joined by Mr. Bry
an, and many delegates dropped down
the aisle to pay their respects. Mr.
James Creelman, special political cor
respondent of the New York Journal,
was also an occupant of the box.
J. L. Teeters of Lincoln and Edson
Rich of Omaha were chosen university
In the democratic convention the first
ballot was: Holcomb, 437; Allen, 52;
Kretzlnger. 61; Smith, 175; Maxwell,
2; Travis, 23; Thompson, 12.
In the populist convention the vote
was: Holcomb, S2; Allen. 125; Kretxtn
ger, II; Maxwell, ,6; Wheeler, 2.
In the silver republican convention
the vote waa: Holcomb, 160; Maxwell,
SI; Allen, 14; Kretzlnger, 6; Frank
Ransom. 5; Ed P. Smith. L
But one ballot was taken in each con
vention and the election of Holcomb
was made unanimous by all three con
ventions. DEMOCRATS AT THE CREIGHTON.
The democratic delegates were late
In assembling at the Crelghton-Orphe-um
In the afternoon. The state com
mittee had met at noon at the Jack
sonlan club rooms, and agTeed on cer
tain recommendations, which included
W. H. Thompson of Grand Island, for
Chairman; L. B. Fenner of Kearney,
for secretary, and Fred Cosgrove of
Douglas for assistant secretary.
As soon as Chairman James C. Dahl
snan called the convention to order.
Secretary Lee Herdman read the call,
and Mr. W. H. Thompson was intro
duced as the temporary presiding offi
cer. The announcement of the commit
tee's choice of chairman was greeted
With applause, and Mr. Thompson was
accorded a handsome reception as he
assumed the gavel. In accepting the
henor tendered him, Mr. Thompson
Said, in part:
CHAIRMAN THOMPSON'S SPEECH.
"In the coming battle of 1100 we will
reaffirm the platform of ISM and re
nominate the same leader of democ
racy. We will be true to the pledge of
ef our fathers, we win, as loyal sons
reared to reverence their teachings,
wear anew eternal allegiance and
dettty to the declaration of lndepend-
eaee, worship its every line and main
tain Its every precept, sacred as the
memories of our heroes dead and loyal
as the patriots living. To tear there-
s from one of Its sacred principles Is to
' hcvlte the beginning of an endless ruin
Tarty, party, what sins have been
committed for the perpetuity thereof,
fa the years gone by, but It was left to
' (he nineteenth century republican to
announce from the rostrum and thro'
les press, that this nation has out
grown the principles enunciated In this
' tSSTsfl declaration. Tet the distance
' ' Is ealy from a martyred Lincoln to the
Sreshllnf policy of the present admln-
fvCrejUon. Vno will pun aown in
i v Ma tmm em nation. But every na-
M ssv I Jota In lifting It up Into
- i smv ,jA ot R own beauty, and let
, cery star and every stripe gutter with
, Iwti i plsndent "Peace upon earth
t 1 swan wM unto
I Sato men. ix w up i son
1 1 I ill IS Is to be nobler than to have
" OT none, men America s
I ami " kept out of the Roman
-ac' Xf fcy greed conquest
CX then we should nsed that
X, ' '
i fl treat the Wipio with
m jm Vmt bssnmeth great
I wKh the Charvy int-l."4
v - if t jrs
ti ii( ii i
a ess, wbo knew ana knew, if maa
la good enough to govern another with
out bis consent.' by and with what au
thortty is eur president acting? If the
reason fer not announcing a policy is
because congress is not in session, why
does net the president make more calls
for congress, as provided in the con
stitution, and less calls for arms and
soldiers, not strictly in accordance with
the constitution? Are we to decry a
Russian czar and welcome an American
usurper? Or Is he too afraid of hav
Ing a congress on his hands' and there
by to ignore the constitution and to oe
prtve the people through their agents.
tne members of congress, a right to
order what shall and what shall not
be done? Does the president fear what
we all know that Imperialism and mil
itarism are Siamese twins and that
ch is, and must be, a stranger to a
republican form of government?
However much we may feel for the
oppressed elsewhere, we today plead
for our own institutions, for the home
and the fireside. Tear down the flag?
Nto, but let it not be the emblem of op
'What Cleveland tried to do by way
of running, or rather ruining, the
finances of the country, McKlnley Is
trying by way of war and colonization
to ruin and undermine the established
policy of our government: each at
tempted not to advise congress, but to
run congress, or arbitrarily do without
it The one caused the wreck of the
democratic party, the other Is causing
and will cause, the wreck and ruin of
the. republican party. Each has pol
luted our politics with officials and ap
pointees. WRONGS MULTIPLY.
The commission of one wrong. Ilk
the obtaining of one luxury, demands
another. Once Imperialism is adopted,
this demands and must have as Its sup
port militarism; and those once obtain
ed must have confederates, and In or
der to have them we must have an al
liance with some other nation, and eur
most natural alliance Is with England.
So here we have the annual American
alliance. And again we turn away
from the teachings of all our history
from Washington down to McKlnley.
Democracy, ever true to the teachings
of its founders, answers no.
"The trust under McKlnley has out
stripped all rivals, and today stands
with gun In hand, the drum major of
bis prosperity. The gun is to ward off
the laborer seeking the employment he
lost by the absorption of the estab
lishment of his employer, and to amuse
the traveling man when he reads he's
'no longer wanted.'
"We hear the question asked as to
what you are going to do about the
trusts. I would remove from them first
the fostering care of the government.
They are. to a great extent. In this
country at least, the direct offspring of
a protective tariff and a gold standard.
The protective tariff makes the way
easy and the gold standard makes It,
in numerous cases, a business necessity,
I would first remove the protection on
every article, and when a trust with
out competition waa formed on any
article of necessity I would make such
organization a crime, with imprison
ment, and not a small crime, as the
punishment and provide for the gov
ernment taking charge of the trust
and winding up Its affairs. With plenty
of money In the hands of the people
new enterprises will spring up Instant
ly, and business will move as It should
"If the Interstate commerce commis
sion cannot regulate transportation I
would assist It by providing for the ex
tension of the drainage canal to the
Mississippi; by canal shorten the trip
throueh the lakes and assume absolute
control of and construct a ship canal
across the Isthmus of Panama, and
then throw open the water carrying
trade to all and any who wish to en
"Instead of fooling away our money
in the far-off Philippines, If it Is land
we want, I would spend the millions In
constructing reservoirs In the western
""With the 120,000,000 spent In that In
vestment for an 'option on war" those
western plains and valleys would wave
with their golden harvests as fields
never waved before.
"A law should be enacted providing
for a board of arbitration between
capital and labor that would and could
arbitrate, nd thus stop the destruction
of property, loss of Uvea, stagnation of
business, and, worse than all, loss of
respect for our laws and institutions.
Compel an equitable adjustment of dif
ferences. "Ton ask' what the leading Issue of
less will be. My answer is, good, old
fssnlonti democracy all along the Une,
and our new Andrew Jackson leading
the fight Jato every state In the anion.
Let every soldier enlist In our cause
select such gvns from the many as may
be best adapted to V use; then aim
It at the enemy and not at our own
The way w not ended; it nas
At C omentum of the mUn of
C-ae tsr were saZj fee Try.
SILAS A. HOLCOMB.
broke wto a tiemendous cfeesr as th
party idol rose In his seat k the I An
caster delegation. When the DnSjSaist
was over Mr. Bryan declared Chat he
was as anxious to talk to the conven
tion as the delegates were to hear him.
but he thought It should proceed with
The delegates Insisted on a speech.
and Mr. Bryan finally said be would ad
dress the convention before It adjourn
ed, unless the policy of government by
injunction were Interposed.
A motion to make the temporary or
ganisation permanent brought forth a
protest from the chairman, who said
that democracy believed In passing the
honors around and a sharing of
A delegate put the motion, but the
chairman declared It lost and a mo
tion then carried to appoint a commit
tee of seven on permanent organisation.
Tne chair, on motion, appointed the
following committee on resolutions: W,
J. Bryan of Lancaster. Judge J. S. Rob
inson of Madison. Matthew Gering of
case, Bob Oberfelder of Cheyenne. C.
J. Smyth of Douglas, W. T. Wtndlaw of
Dawson and J. M. Gilchrist of Otoe.
Tne following committee was ap
pointed to notify the populist and silver
republican conventions that the demo
cratic convention was organised and
ready for business: Senator Knepper of
Butler, James Hughes of Colfax, James
Mallon of Dodge, Ed Falloon of Rich
ardson, M. F. Klines of Cherry.
A messenger from the sliver repub
lican convention announced the organ
ization of that body.
It was announced that the conference
committees would meet at populist
headquarters at 1M6 Howard street
ALL. TALK FOR FUSION.
A J. Weaver of Richardson respond-
ed to calls for a speech. He said that
silver republicans did not leave the
republican party In order to found a
rival party, but in order to best ad
vance the principles In which they be
lieved, and he said that they now found
-the best avenue to carry those princi
ples into execution through the demo
. M. C. Harrington, democratic nomi
nee for congress In the Sixth district,
next made a democratic speech, con
cluding with a statement that he was
willing to withdraw from the congres
sional race In the interest of harmony
and fusion succeea He said he real
ized that it meant the election of a re
publican If he staid In the race, and he
wanted it understood that be would not
only withdraw, but would work for the
success of the populist nominee if the
central committee and democrats of his
district and the state were in favor of
Mr. Harrington's statement was greet
ed with every manifestation of enthus
iastic approval, while delegates person
ally congratulated each other on the
prospect of a solution of the Sixth diffi
culty and the election of a fuslonlst to
congress Instead of turning the district
over to the republicans.
Word was received that the other con
ventions had adjourned until evening
and after appointing McGuire of Lan
caster, Rhodes of Thayer and Shallen
barger of Harlan a committee to take
charge of the matter of organizing a
chain of young men's democratic clubs
throughout the state, an adjournment
was taken until 7 o'clock.
It was nearly 8 o'clock when the gavel
again sounded, and several minutes
later when the convention got down to
business. The report of the committee
on resolutions was called for, but be
fort It was ready a resolution was
adopted Indorsing the work done by W.
H. (Coin) Harvey, and calling on all
democrats to assist him in his work.
W. J. Bryan, chairman of the com
mittee on resolutions, stepped upon the
stage to read the report of the com
mittee, and was greeted with a storm
ANTI-RAILROAD PASS RESOLU
TION. Edgar Howard offered an additional
resolution to the effect that we ledge
the people o fthe state of Nebraska that
the nominees of this convention will
forswear the republican practice of ac
cepting railroad passes or every other
form of corporation brigs.
The resolution was carried on a viva
The central committee was author
ised to fit lafly vacancies occurring on
HOW THET .GOT TOGETHER.
The conference committee reported as
the plan of procedure agreed upon that
each convention proceed to ballot for
Judge of the supreme court, each coo
yen Hon to report to the other two con
ventions the result of each ballot as
soon taken; when all three conven
tions shall have nominated the same
person, ht shall be declared the nomi
nee of all three conventions; that the
two narttea who do net set the candi
date for Judge shall each be entitled to
name one regent anu sucu seiecuou
halt be raUaed by the other two soo-
The lesort oc tne conierenc oon
ssjttae was adopted and word was re
esrved that the populists and stirer rs-
ff Had siss adopted M
4 I fer icy an brouU st the Ijh
the BODuhst convention and
wouM address the democrats a little
later In the evening.
An Invitation was extended to Judge
William V. Allen to address the con
W. a Shoemaker of Douglas wanted
to move the nomination of Allen for
Judge, but the arrival of the ex-senator
on the stage put a temporary stop to
JUDGE ALLEN'S DECLINATION.
Judee Allen said there was little dif
ference between what has come to be
known as "Bryan democracy" and con
wrvailve populism. He expressed the
oolnlon that the trust question would
never be satisfactorily settled until the
government took charge or tne great
public necessities, tne raiiroaas ana me
telegraph. Speaking, ne saia, soieiy
for himself, be declared against en
tangling alliances with any foreign
power, prince or potentate. Touching
on the matter of fusion, he said it
meant carrying the state by 16,000 or
20.000. Union meant strength ana sue
fmi: disunion meant defeat and dis
aster. He said that the mlddle-of-the
readers, who put personal spite or pri
vate ambition above party success or
the Interests of the state, were patted
on the back by the republlcal press and
called statesmen. He deprecated It and
urged harmonious action
Shoemaker Insisted on his motion.
when the chairman started in to read
the report of the first ballot taken by
the Dopullst convention.
Shoemaker declared that Allen had no
right to decline and had to be declared
out of order a dozen times berore
semblance of order was restored.
After a boisterous scene of several
minutes' duration the chair read the
result of the first ballot of the populists
HOLCOMB BT ACCLAMATION.
Matthew Gering moved that Inasmuch
as the populists had by a practically
unanimous vote sent the name of Silas
A Holcomb he be declared the choice
of the democrats by acclamation.
The motion brought forth a wild dem
onstratlon of approval on the part of
the convention, delegates rising to their
feet cheering and waving tneir nais
Shoemaker Drotested and Insisted that
the vote be on the question of Allen's
Edxar Howard took part In attempt
ing to be heard, and the confusion was
gradually overcome. Chairman Kel
llger wearing out his voice, Edward
Fallon was called to the chair.
To sntlsv the demands of some or
the delegates they were permitted to
express their choice on the roll call for
such candidate as they pleased.
HOLCOMB LEADS IN BALLOTING.
The result as announced by the sec
retary, was: Holcomb, 637: Allen, 62;
Kretslnger. 61; Smith, 171; Maxwell, 22;
Travis, 23; Thompson, 12.
Amid tremendous cheering MoicomD
was formally declared the nominee.
having been the choice or tne tnree
conventions of the fusion lata
With the announcement of the result
the calls for Bryan were renewed and
he stepped to the stage to make his
promised speech. He commended the
work of the convention, and saJd he be
lieved in co-operation In accomplishing
the reforms that were demanded. He
said all of the men who had received
support In the convention were worthy
of It but that It was necessary to make
concessions to win the fight In which
all were engaged, as It presented a
united front to the enemy. The speak
er expressed his gratitude for the sup
port that had been given him for nine
years, although he had been unable to
repay It except by steady devotion to
the principles for wtilcn tne people
stood. During his first term In con
gress a republican president had stood
In the way of any patronage, and dur-
ng his second term a cieveiana demo
cratic president barred the way. He
was not sorry, however, that he had
preferred to represent all his people
rather than to secure poetoffices for a
few of them.
BRTAN REVIEWS FUSION.
Mr. Bryan spoke of what fusion had
accomplished in the state, beginning
with the election of Senator Allen, then
a state ticket next a supreme Judge,
and this fall this would be followed by
securing control of the supreme court.
He said that discussion of candidates
representing Issues was belittling those
principles. He briefly reviewed the his
tory of the fight for silver in the state
and later in the nation, beginning with
the state platform that was later large
ly embodied In the national platform,
and the speaker said he proposed that
the principles of that platform should
be written in the law of the land. He
said the income tax and antl-govern-
ment-by-iniunctlon planks were also
stronger now throughout tne country
than in 1891.
The speaker declared that the trusts
could be destroyed when the federal
congress would decree that no corpora
tion should do business outside the
state where It was organized, except by
securing a license of the federal gov-
ernment He congratulated the conven
lion that it had not waited for the
action of a national convention before
declaring against a large Btandlng
armv. With reference to tne war in
the Philippines, he said tne poncy oi
the administration would be a disgrace
to a monarchy and far more to a re
public. For a hundred years the re
public had trod the pathway from the
low domain of might to the lofty realm
of right and he protested against the
steps backward. He demanded Inde
pendence for the Filipinos and said
that when the American people had a
chance to be heard on the subject they
would warn McKlnley that they would
rather stand by the declaration of In
dependence than support an adminis
tration that tramples on it
The speaker was repeated Interrupt
ed by enthusiastic outbreaks on the
part of the convention, the delegates
voicing their hearty Indorsement of the
Ideas and arguments advanced.
A committee from the populist and
silver repUMtaan conventions reported
the nomination of J.te-Tewt.a oli.
ver republican, for regent of the state
The democrats promptly approvea oi
the choice by acclamation.
BALLOT ON REGENTS.
For the other place Douglas presented
the name of Edson Rich; Holt county,
Dr. A. T. Blackburn; Madison county,
Thomas Rawllngs; Platte county, J. E.
Hicks; Cass county, Edwsrd L. Rouse.
The roil was caueu ana mson Kicn
of Douglas was declared the nominee.
The committee appointed to arrange
for the organisation of young men's
fusion clubs announced that It was
ready to report the constitution recom
mended. The convention adopted it
without reading and asked that It be
A committee was sent to sax J sags
Holcomb to address the convention, and
the nominee was cheered whtn he ap
peared on the platform. He thanked
the convention ror tne nonor ox ine
nomination. He said be would know no
nartisanshlD on the bench, but oo bis
full duty between man and maa to the
utieaata before him. He said hs want
ed to say a word about free traaspor-
n. . Tie oasiarea tnsc tae putt-
em Which he rsn for supreme Judge
of passes by the Judiciary. It was put
there with bis consent and approval
and be said be would have adhered to
It if elected. When governor he rec
ommended that the subject be treated
by the legislature, but that was not
done. He did not feel that his action
was ever Influenced or swayed the
breadth of a hair by such favors, but
he did not think It right for passes to
be accepted by members of the Judl
POPULISTS AT WORK. ' '
Delegates to the populist state con
vention began assembling In Creighton
hall promptly at 2 p. m. The floor space
filled with chairs for delegates.
These were quickly filled and four or
five county delegations seated on the
Judge Alien came In with the Madi
son county delegation and took a seat
in the center of the hall, where he held
an Informal reception until the business
of the convventlon began
At 2:25 Chairman J. N. Gaffln called
the convention to order ana made a
brife talk. In which he said he was
pleased to address the convention as
ladles and gentlemen. Chairman Gaffln
said that as conceded by the republic
ans, this campaign would settle this
and that of next year, and be said It
would beak the last grip of the repub
licans on the state government
Chairman Gaffln presented Congress
man R. D. Sutherland, the temporary
chairman, with the gavel, which he
stated bad been used by the presiding
officer In the Joint convention of the
legislature In 1893, which preferred ar
tides of impeachment against the re
publican state officers and also over
the Joint convention of the same legis
lature which elected W. V. Allen Unit
ed States sei.ator from Nebraska. In
accepting the gavel the chairman said
si: disagreeable thoughts In connection
with the history of the gavel were wip
ed out In the fact that Judge Allen had
been elected senator.
JUDGE ALLEN CALLED OUT.
A delegate from Holt county com
plained that his county bad only three
chairs, and this created a little confu
sion, which, when It was quieted down,
turned into calls for Allen. Judge Al
len arose in his place and bowed and
sat down, and the convention cheered
and called still louder for htm. In an
swer to the repeated calls Judge Allen
was forced to take the platform.
As Senator Allen took the stand a
de'egate called out. 'The neat Judge cf
the supreme court" Judge Allen com
menced his speech by saying la positive
language that "under no circumstances
would he accept a nomination for that
Judge Allen counseled unity of action
by populists and a curbing of the dis
position to quarrel among themselves.
The desire or republicans, ne saia.
was to create dissension In the fusion
ranks. The republicans hoped to profit
themselves by that If they could. The
republican leaders were disposed to
turn to partisan ends every unworthy
move. They sunk patriotism when
party Interests were to be served. The
speaker referred to the criticism by re
publics of Governor Poynter"s veto of
an empty resolution which was com
posed of empty words of thanks to the
First Nebraska, and then when the
question was whether or not they would
go down Into their pockets ana oring
home those heroes of the Philippines
they voted no. "But, thanks to the
vlcor of Governor Poynter and his as
sistants these young heroes were to be
brought home with ail the honors ac
corded to any regiment by Its home
ALLEN FOR BRYAN.
Judge Allen announced that In 1900
he expected to champion the election of
W. J. Bryan for president. This and
his advocacy of the mantenance of the
Monroe doctrine brought out cheer after
cheer. The announcement of his an
tagonlsm to alliance with any foreign
power brought out applause that shook
the house. The convention from start
to finish gave testimony of the high
regard felt by delegates for Judge Al
len and at the close of his speech gave
him an ovation.
Closing his speech Judge Allen ap
pealed to the convention to act In har
mony and unite upon some strong man
and then see that he Is elected.
A. J. Weaver, from the silver repub
ventlon organized and ready to receive
llcan convention, announced that con
any communication that the populists
might desire to lay before It.
Chairman Sutherland announced the
following committee on resolutions:
W. V. Allen, Madison; O. W. Berge,
Lancaster; W. P. Brooks, Johnson;
James Peabody and E. E. Thomas,
Douglas; W. If. Bryant, Cedar; H. C.
Kessler, Boone; C. M, Lemar, Saun
ders; Dr. H. B. Cummins, Seward; Dr.
Robert Damarell, Adams; H. F. Car-
sin, Buffalo; H. M. Sullivan, Custer.
On motion of Johnsoh of Lancaster a
committee was appointed to confer with
democratic and sliver republican con
ventlons In regard to organizing young
men's political clubs
The chairman appointed the following
as a committee to eonfe-r with the dem
ocrats and sliver republicans: J. M. Wil
son, Douglas; C. A. Whltford, Wash
ington; W. D. Kelly, Dodge; W. II.
Taylor, Butler; Nels O. Roberts, Clay;
R. H. Henry and W. A. Garrett at
FIRST BALLOT FOR HOLCOMB.
The first ballot, an Informal one, was
taken on candidates for Judge of the
supreme court This resulted In 839
votes being cast for 8. A. Holcomb, 123
for W. V. Allen, 18 for Kretslnger, 6 for
Samuel Maxwell, 2 for Wheeler.
The ballot was declared formal.
Captain Ashby of Gage o posed mak
ing It formal.
John Tleixev of Douglas got on a
chair and In a loud voice wanted to
know where "tht populists were when
the govenor had to let D. E. Thomp
son give l-'O.OOO." Tlerney with difficulty
got a change to be heard, the conven
tion objecting to his evident desire to
roast Thompson and the popullsta He
waa followed by Mrs. Uelle M. Blgelow
and Mrs. D. E. King of Lancaster, who
took up the cudgels In defense of
Thompson an i had the crowd with
tbem when tbey did this and to Ui
arraignment of Melklejohn, the repub
lican policy In this state and In the
Lieutenant Governor Gilbert present
ed resolutions adopted by the sliver re
publicans and asked populist concur
rence therein. A motion was made to
adopt the resolution and It was adopt
ed. A report from the silver republican
convention gtting the result of Its first
formal ballot was receiver with cheers.
The committee appointed by the con
vention to confer concerning a plan for
young men's oiranisatlons reported the
form of constitution and by-laws and
the report wss adopted.
The democratic convention reported
Hotcoofb the cti lte of that convention.
The stiver repui:iean convention ts
ported that J. L. Teeters of Lancaster
had been declard their unulmmi
choice for regent of the state university,
n m - a. . . . . .
suinueu uk Ttra iie movi to striae
out that poloJ of the platform rtia.
In to the establishment of agtab.e ,
It the Philippines. Jndt
of Traitor. MU steodadevwJ I
table. Allen's mfl M prevailed and
the plt'.rra a reported wu adopted.
HOLCOMB UNANIMOC4 CHOICE.
On motion of ."ohr. O. Teiser, 8. A.'
HolcoraH wti declared the unanimous
nominee of the populist convsntloo.
Edgar Finnan ircved that J. T. Tee
ten be declared the nominee of the
populist contenlicn for candidate for
regeni cf ih it ate university.
Mrs. Kin and Mr. Bigelow were ap
pointed a committee to escort ex-Oov-ernor
Holcomb to the plat (arm.
A resolution by V. E. Wilson, pledg
ing the use of the Morrill and other ag
ricultural college funds In the spirit In
tended was adopted.
Judge William Neville proposed that
a committee be Instructed to prepare
resolutions of sympathy with the fam
ily of the late Congressman W. L.
Judge Allen prepared the resolution,
which was adopted.
The state central committee was em
powered to fill any vacancies that may
occur on the ticket.
COIN HARVEY'S WOAK INDORSED.
A motion of J. N. Gaffln Indorsing the
work of W. H. ("Coin") Harvey was
JUDGE HOLCOMB SPEAKS.
Ex-Governor Holcomb waa Introduced
and spoke, expressing his appreciation'
of the nomination just given him. The
speaker referred to Bryan as the grand
est leader of the people the world lias
ever produced and whom "we will fol
low to victory in 100. "The speaker paid
a tribute to the Nebraska volunteers.
of the three regiments, and specifically
between Judge Allen and himself or
other gentlemen voted for. He express
ed his gratitude to the convention for
the enthusiastic and unanimous ex
pression of the choice of the conven
tion. BRTAN INTRODUCED.
At the conclusion of ex-Governor Hol-
comb's talk. Mr. Bryan, was called
upon and when he was Introduced be
was given an ovation. Chairman ouin-
erland introduced him as the next pres
Mr. Bryan, when quiet was restored.
said that whether they had heard a
speech from the next president or not.
they bad surely heard one from the
next Judge of the supreme court or Ne
braska. The conventions had shown
that the forces of fusion were stronger
than ever. They ought to be stronger,
for the republican policies were worse
now than ever before. The speaker
reviewed the declarations of the re
publican party from the days and doc
trines of Abraham Lincoln to the pres
ent leaders and present policies, Mr.
Bryan called for the populist farmers
to come out this fall and vote, and ha
believed there would be no longer any
reason for the republicans looking upon
Nebraska as a doubtful state. The ma
jority against republicanism would.
with proper work, be so large mere
.. . . 1 . I... ma Mn-A undtnir rif ritrtllh-!
lican campaign funds to this state. The)
speaker's denunciation of imperialism
and militarism called out loud cheera
Af'er waiting quite u time for the
democratic convention to name a can
didate for regent, at ten minutes before
12 o'clock the committee from t he
democrats reported the selection of Ed
son Rich. The populists unanimously!
F. D. Hawksby and W. B. Flack were,
appointed to notify the other conven-j
lions, and the populist convention ad-i
Journed. A number of delegates then
complimented Chairman Sutherland on'
he universal satisfaction ne gave as
presiding officer. 1
The populist state central committee,
at a meeting held Just arte.r the aa-
lournment of the state convention.
elected the executive committee and of-j
fieers. J. H. Edmlsten of Dawson coun
ty was elected chairman, receiving;
twenty-four votes, and J. N. Gaffln, the
old chairman, thirteen. Elon W. Nelson,
at present deputy commissioner of pub-
lie lands and buildings, was chosen aej
secretary by the chairman, and the
choice was ratified by the central com-4
mltte. S. J. Kent of Lancaster was
elected treasurer without opposition.'
The executive committee chosen wag1
W. G. Bwan of Tecumseh for the First!
congressional district; C A. Whitfordi
of Arlington for the Second district!
J. C. Sprecher of Schuyler for the Third)
district; W. A. Waimer of Beatrice fort
the Fourth district; John. It. Thompson
of Ctts for the 5'lfth dlstrijt, and John.
A, Miller of Buffalo for the Sixth dis
trict J. H. Edmlsten had leen elected
member of the executive committee for
the Sixth district, and when selected
as chairman his place was filled by the
election of Miller. The campaign head-,
quarters will be at Lincoln. The comJ
mlttee passed a vote of thanks to the
old officers of the committee.
SILVER REPUBLICANS' SESSION.
The state convention of the silver re
publicans was called to order at 2:36 p.
rn. by Chairman J. N. Lyman of the
state central committee, who declared
that silver republicans had always oeen,
loya Ho the free silver cause, and that
If other reform aJlles had been as
faithful W. V. Allen weuld today have,
been his own successor in the United1
The state committee had decided not
to name a temporary chairman, and.
therefore the convention selected one.
The choice was W. M. Maupln of Dong
las county, who made a speech of a few
minutes, which waa loudly cheered. He
declared that the principles of the free
silver republicans were the principles
first enunciated from the lips of Abra
ham Lincoln. '
F. J. Blrss of Thayer county waa,
made temporary secretary- oN contests
made temporary secretary. No contests.
tials was not appointed, and the ac
credited delegates were seated.
The permanent organization waa ef
fected by making Judge H. D. Kelly of
Norfolk chairman and selecting Mr.
Blrss as permanent secretary.
On motion of James W. Carr of Doug
las a committee of three was named to,
notify the democratic and the populist
conventions that the free sliver repub-,
llcan convention was organised and waa
ready to hear from the other two con
ventions. This committee comprised Bv
Slssler of Lancaster county, A J. Wee-,
ver of Richardson and R. T. Rochford
A committee of five on resolutions
was appointed, consisting of J. M. Ley-.
da of Cass, Frank Ransom of Douglas,.
Dr. Lyman of Adams, W. M. Wright oi
Wayne and T. V. Sturgess of Douglas.
Later a conference committee to con
fer with like committees from the, other
two conventions was named, consisting
of Dr. R. W. Connell of Douglas, O. M.
Defoe of Johnson, W. B. Price of Lan
caster, L. McMshon of Dawson, 8. M,
Bailey of Jeersnn. B. L. Fulton Of
Pawnee and F. F. Loomis of Butler.
The formal ballot resulted: Holcomb.
110; Allen, 14; Maxwell, 31; Frank Run
som, I; Ed P. Smith, 1; Kretslnger, i,
whereupon Holcomb was declared the
nominee. Soon after the committees
from the other two conventions an
nounced that those conventions had re
spectively made Holcomb their nom
inee. J. L. Teeters of unooin waa we
nominated by acclamation by the eon.
mtkn for resent of the stats umiver.
p, m4 the state central eommltteS
c Si V a! M
pis years ago deelareu
v.?" tu fat
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