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STARVATION AND DEATH IN OUR
Porto Rlcan Merchants Want the
Tariff Question Decided One
Way or ths Other.
San Juan, P. It., March M At a spe
cial meeting of the chamber of co:n
Wfnt it was decided to close ail Lusi
m houses on Monday afternoon to
enable the raorihanis to att-nJ an open
air meeting on the plaza with the ob
et of drawing up a petition to Govern
r General Davis, demanding immedi
ate etmEretsional decision on the tariff
ae way or the other. The agreement
was j-ent lo all town throughout Porto
Jttro, where like demonstrations wil.1
The feeling' of uncertainty regarding!
the tariff holds business practically at
a standstill, the merchant twing
afraid, to order -goods or to advance
(Mb) on the planters'' accounts. The
weeltrig. was conducted in a calm and
The merchants here will be satisfied
accept any dc. ision of congress,
Hhtr free trade, the 25 or 15 per tent
4aruT, but they ask for a settlement of
ahe question, so that business activity
way be resumed. They dec ided to take
lain unparalleled step only after ma
Sixty country women marched from
iiaraojlto, arriving Friday evening.and
jSKtilioned General Davis to save them
tram starvation and to provide work
sad food. The women presented a most
pitiable eight. They were barefooted
ed ragged, half naked, duct covered
and weary from their Journey. .Some of
ahem were lame. All were discouraged.
PETITION TF.LL3 A HAD STORY.
The- petition which they presented
fctUs the story of the depressing times,
n work and the price of rice, beans
mad bread beyond reach, fruits destroy
ed and relief supply discontinued, thus
ffcringieg them and others where they
asne from almost to starvation.
tteneral Davis promised relief to the
erty and requested the mayor to pro-
transportation. His reply wai
st there was not a peso In the treas
y and that the police were yet un-
for thefr last two months' work.
party of women dispersed quietly.
smss retracing their steps afoot, oth
er begging easier conveyance to Na
na jit o, whichja twenty miles from San
'vests' -Wff1on of the road being al
asast Impassable Similar parlies are
asrcted from other towns. The roadf
We dotted with the wandering unem
ajfcetd and people are reported dying
j nervation at Inland points.
EE FRICK-CARNE6IE QUARREL.
Wils Make No Headway Until
TWlshurg, Pa., March 20. Signiflc ant
Vaaatks made by Judge Kd-win H.
jee, in common pleas court, tend to
assail rm the opinion that there will be
auneeessary agitation of the Car-Bii-yrick
litigation until after the
for fear that the great profits cited
Jr.CUC. Frick hi his bill In equity may
3Kusu the republican ticket, the trial.
St it somes at all, will be held back un
JB tb fall. Judge Slowe, when asked
M srrit an order granting the Carnegie
ssUksnaeys' another extension of fifteen
4faTS' tnrtp In- which to file the answers
as tease" of the defendants w ho were
sajbaeotv from the state, answered that
Mhe rescv-st could readily be granted, an
IB case would not be called for trial
jarJS the October term of court.
M Mr. Frlck's attorneys put the case
K tile March trial list, this caused sur
farise. Attorney W. L. Scott, who pre
ajsjalcd tbe petition, said they hud hoped
0 Its re tholr answers In early, so that
tSsrr could b a speedy trial. Judge
ere- looked at Mr. Scott quizzically,
and said nothing.
Wr. Frlck, it is said. Is willing to set
sjto, but Carnegie so "far has shown a
(Hon to fight. The only thing
prevents, a settlement Is that Mr.
Carnegie will have to settle with other
salli In partners on the same basis as
ymh Mr. Frlck.
FiS AGS SKIP CANAL
gyskdlpate Formed for a New York
JPeW- 1 ors, jnrcl v.vtu fcjwviaftc
saxys that a 150,000,000 syndicate, of
BjMch J- N. Huston, ex-treasurer of the
QaHed States, is the head, has taken
mm tbe work of constructing a canal
asanas Bayonne from New Tork bay to
Pwark, J J- The new company has
sasgsJred tke New Tork and Newark
Jbjoj aaip eanal, which waa Incorporated
JT Hssf Jersey thirty-four year ago,
Ml g authorised by act of tbe legisla
tes t balld tbe canal. The charter of
:, i r BSsimriTlmt aiao permits the absorp
' r- at tke oM Morris canal. Cold Btor-
ra says that during the week paat
(jtti ilcits hare Wen secured for the
c :! across Bayonne, close to the
:m&xrj line between Bayonne and
tymw aatmlate on each aide of
'-' " drA3 and baaina to acconmo
ii -tmt MUUngs, elevator,and
Vl' " -y ta ktadred struct urea
STUCEKTS 1ARQDET COL. BRYAN.
Democratic Leader and Others Are
fFeted By University.
Llm-oln, Xeb!, March I'). The first
annual liai'curt of the Bryan Pimetaltic
club of t In- State university wan held
Saturday i:iKhl at the Lincoln hotel.
V. J. f-lryan. T. M. Patterson of Den
ver anl cioveinor Poynter were the
Kuettj of hnor. The affair, in point
.f aitemjanc e. music, menu and ora
tory, was in evtiy way highly success
ful. A large number of university profes
sors were present lo lend their indorse
ment to the d'j irines advocated by the
club. There wire K-an Kdgrcn of the
graduate school, head of the depart
ment of Jtoinutiic languages; 1'iof.
Caldwell, head of the department of
philosophy; Prof. Peterson of the de
partment of lei man; Prof. Wilson of
the Latin department: Prof. Hodginan
of the department of mathematics; Jay
Amos Jtarrcit. librarian of tlte State
Historical society; Prof. K. H. HarlMiirr.
head of the d'partruent of geology;
Prof, Wallace, head of the preparatory
school, and August Hagenow, of the
school of music.
TOAST LIST A GEM.
W. F. McXaughtou, president of the
club, made an excellent toastmaster.
The banquet wa opned wtth an in
vocation by Ir. llodgrnan, an inv.K-a-
tion that Tom Patterson, in hu toast
charac terized as one that ought to be
copyrighted: imbued with more of ths
spirit of humanity and true religion
I than any he hod ever heard. The toast
list was brief.
Governor Poynter, ir. responding to
the sentiment Nebraska," congratulat
ed the young men of the? university on
their club and lis purpose. He v. as
roundly applauded when he eaid:
"H hasn't always been true, unfortu
nately, in our university, that Its stu
aent might rreeiy gatner around a
board like this. But the election last
fall, thank God, took the university
out of politics.
Mr. Patterson's speech was a schol
arly and eloquent plea for democratic
ideas, and a scathing arraignment of
present day republican policies. The
two great sc hools of governmental pol
Icy, he said, are those of Jefferson and
Hamilton. They are in session all the
time, and have no special teachers and
no special students. The one teaches
the greatness and sovereignty of the
people; the other a centralized govern
ment with a large standing army, and
policies determined by a special class
w ho are to have absolute dominion ovet
the !i-es and liberties and welfare ol
the people. .
FORSAKING THK INSTITUTION.
Trusts, imperialism and an alliance
with Great Britain he characterized as
the fruits of the Hatnillonlan school
which Is dominant today. He denounced
the "new and monstrous doctrine of
denying to people subject to American
laws the protection of the constitution
and the bill of rights."
'Jt means." he said, "an era of con
quest and subjugation. Such as has al
ways brought about the annihilation of
every government that has adopted It."
lie pointed out the particular import
ance of the trurt question to the young
men of the country. The trust, he said.
is the destroyer of their opportunity. It
means the closing of every avenue of
business advancement to all save the
lucky-born son of fortune.
It Is utterly Impossible for the young
men to make progress in the Indus
trial, commercial and business lines of
life with trusts firmly Implanted in our
As he result of the coming campaign
will be, he concluded, so will be the
trend of American lnstitullons.
EXTRACTS FROM BRYAN'S SPEECH
"If I have done anything ut all !n
this country it is because I have at
tached myself to ideas that have arisen
and dragged me up, and 1 had sense
enough to hold on."
"The democratic party today occupies
a place far stronger that It could pos
sibly have if It had been willing to
sbandon Us convictions In the hope of
gaining office. I have been down east
lately and I saw the faces of multitudes
of men whose backs alone were visible
in 1SS6. They are coming back."
"When I have met antl-imeprlalists,
w ho asked " us to abandon our advo
cacy of bimetallism so that they might
co-operate with us, I have asked them
if they would have more confidence In
us if we would abandon our beliefs to
win votes; I have asked them If they
have not of late seen enough of what
"When we once enter on the pathway
of Imperialism we mean that we will
establish at Washington s. lureau that
will govern more peorvtc than we have
people who govern themselves. It
means that government by consent is
abandoned and government by force In
stituted In Its stead."
"I have been In politics for some
time, but I have never heard In all my
life so much criticism of republican
policies by republicans as t have heard
In the last three months."
Mr. Bryan's peroration waa a (lowing
appeal for the preservation of the
American ideals, handed down by the
father, that have been taught their
children for a hundred year.
Banks Ruth To Oat In,
New Tork, March 20. A majority of
the national banks in New Tork have
already made applications to Increase
their circulation to the par value of
the bonds deposited by them at Wash
ington, and the necessary paper have
In most case been forwarded to the
secretary of the treaaury. It l estl
mated that the Increase of circulation
will amount to at least $2,000,H, txclu-
rive of tb circulation thai may be
taken out a the deposit of addition!
INVESTIGATION IS STARTED IN
AFTER STANDARD OIL.
Congressman Fitzgerald Starts the
Fight Under the Sherman Anti-
Washington. I), C, Marc h CO. P.epre
fentative Fitzgerald of Massachusetts
prodded the Standard Oil company with
"Whereas, It appears as a matter of
public record that the Standard Oil
company paid In the City of New Yolk,
-m March 15, 1!K, the sum of JlT.WW.Oon,
(his amount being an extra dividend. In
addition to the regular quarterly divl
d'-nd paid by this corporation; and.
"Whereas, It Is a matter of public
record that this last dividend is
Oou.OOo In excess, of the last quarterly
dividend paid by this corporation: and
'Whereas. It Is also a matter of pub
lic record that the pric e of kerosene oil.
the sole means of lighting used by the
middle and poorer classes of people.
during the period of time between the
declaration of these dividends, was in
creased 3 cents per gallon, constitut
ing a tax on every home in the land
therefore, be it
Resolved. That. In the opinion of
congress, this action of the Standard
Oil company is In direct violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law, and, there
fore, puniehahle by fine and imprison
nv-iit, and the attorney general is
hereby instructed, in accordance with
ihe provisions of that act, to direct the
several district attorneys of the United
States, in thefr respective districts, to
Institute proceedings to bring the above
named violators of law to Justice,"
"I shall endeavor lo have this resolu
tion passed," said Mr. Fitzgerald. "1
have personal knowledge of the advance
made in the price of kerosene oil by the
trust, and as It Is a tax on the majority
of the people, congiess should take
some action to have it stopped. I am
not actuated by a desire to obtain cam
The republicans are beginning to real
ize the importance of the trust issue in
the coming campaign. Representative
Ray, chairman of the Judiciary com
mittee, said; "Existing laws are prac
tically of no avail, because of the ease
with which they are evaded. The peo
ple of this country need protection from
the enormous combinations, but the
remedy exists only in a constitutional
A resolution will be introduced in the
senate directing the president of the
senate to appoint a committee to Inves
tigate the reports that certain senators
are directly connected with and pe
cuniarily Interested in trusts. The reso
lution will be drafted by a democrat and
presented by a republican.
WAR TALK IN THE FAR EAST,
Japan Said To Be On the Verse of
War With Russia.
Yokohama, Japan, Feb. 2.1, via Vic
toria, B, C, March 20. The tiersistency
with which the western press clings to
the Imminence of war between Russia
and Japan is attracting much attention
here. Thus far there has seemed to be
no foundation whatsoever for the ru
mor. The fact w hich now- Impresses the
public is the arrival of representa-tlves
of some of the prominent New York
papers. They have been sent for the
express purpose of being on the spot
when the outbreak comes. This. to-fl
gether with the activity prevailing In
Ihe Russian squadron In eastern waters,
assembling in force as it is the Ko
rean straits, and the reports constantly
oming In of extraordinary doings at
Port Arthur, have at last forced th-
onvlc lion that where there Is so much
unoke there must be some tire and the
people and press are correspondingly on
'he qui Vive.
In official circles, however, th ut
most calm is manifest, while everybody
?lse Is wondering hat It all means. Jn
he meantime one of the Chinese pajrers
ac tually propounds the theory that Ja
pan will be likely to take the opportun
ity furnished by the approaching naval
maneuvers In the Korean straits to
strike a sudden .blow at Russia,
Maud S. Is Dead.x
New York, March 20. Maud S., the
famous trotter, died at Hchultz farm.
Port Chester, N. Y., Saturday morning.
She was brought to the farm from New
York a week ago and It was Intended
to use her for breeding purposes. Hhe
was sick when she arrived here and
had been under the care of a veterinary
surgeon. She gradually became worse,
however, and efforts to save the life
of the famous animal were without
avail. Maud 8. was owned by the Rob
ert Bonner estate and waa 26 years old.
Her trotting record waa 2;08 3-4, made
Fall to Nominate Judge,
Washington, D. C, March 20. genatof
Allison df Iowa Issued a call for a meet
ing of the Iowa delegation for the pur
pose of deciding on a candidate for the
vacant United States Judgeship, south
?rn district of Iowa.
The names of several candidates were
presented, but the delegation did not
lucceed In agreeing on any of the names
suggsted. After a meeting, lasting sev
eral hours, an adjournment was taktn
unUl next Saturday, when It Is expected
ths candidate will be agreed on.
TRUSTS II EXEAT KRITIAN. '
There Is No Agitation Against the
Washington, U. C. March 20 In a
report to the state department Consul
Ilalstead at Birmingham. England,
says that trusts are created there w llh.
out attracting public attention or cre
ating alarm, and. although no trouble
Is taken to keep the fact from the pub
lic, it Is extremely rare that a voice
is raised against such combinations.
These remarks ate based on the leceirt
formation of a wall paper trust, with
a capital of nearly tJO.OOO.W), Dealers
are expected lo buy all their stink of
this company for a period of about ten
years, but latitude is allowed ttllhlu
fixed limits to certain dealers whose
trade actually requires them to use a
certain amount of foreign made paper.
In stn h cases, however, the scaler is
held to a limited number of designs and
must purchase them through the com
bination. Consul Wllbour at Publin, In discuss
ing the same matter in a report to the
department, says that In ordr for
American v alt paper manufacturers to
compete, it would sc"m to be necessary
for the American mukers to reac h some
agreement with the combination. He
says there Is a class of paper made in
the Cnited Slates whic h is imitated In
Great Britain and Germany, but Is not
so good. These papers are in gloss or
satin finish, and can be 1I at reason
able prices, while the Imitations cost
very much more.
A DAHA6E SUIT COMBINE.
Syndicate Formed To Commence
Chicago. III., March 20 It Is said th it
the grand Jury which was sworn In yes
terday will investigate a syndicate that
Is charged with being organized for de
frauding the city of Chicago and many
railroad corporations by fraudulent
damage suits. It Is said that the evi
dence gathered by City Attorney Ryan
against a dozen or more persons Inter
ested In this combination is so direc t
and positive that indic tments are sure
to follow. The evidence of a conspir
acy Is so plain. It Is declared, that It
will take less than an hour to present
the case to the grand Jury and seveial
Indictments 'are expected on c harges of
conspiracy to defraud, perjury and ob
taining money by false pretenses. On
the list of defendants In the charges
which have been made are the names
of twelve Individuals who have tiled
damage suits against the city of Chi
cago, street railway companies or rail
One attorney is said to have been In
strumental In filing nearly all the suit?
and nearly all of the pidlntiffs have
lived or do now live at the same street
number. The suit filed by these plain
tiffs asked for damages amounting lo
total of over K'OO.OOO.
TRIED TO SHOOT AN EDITOR.
The Culbertson Era Editor Has a
Culbertson, Neb., March 20. About
midnight Friday night a desperate at
tempt was made to shoot Ira Cole, ed
itor of the Era of this place. Cole whs
sitting near a gas lamp in the private
office of his establishment. The offices
are In a basement. The editor wus
reading and smoking a cigar. Suddenly
two shots were fited through the cur
tains from the sidewalk. The first shot
tore through the book being read.while
the second was evidently fired at the
shadow of the editor as he rose? In
alarm at the first shot. Tire bullet
which struck the book glanced up and
struck the office wall. hTe second shot
struck about two feet from the floor,
near the former shot.
Cole grabbed a pistol and ned the
door In time to fire at the fleeing man.
Cole terms the Era "a hot paper In a
hot town," and announces: "If you
don't want to get exc ited, don't rcjd It.'1
He Is aggressive and has been a factor
In political affairs here for some lime.
QUEEN NOT WELCOME TO ALL.
Two Irishmen Refuse to Receive
Her as Officials.
Dublin. March 20. John Henry l'ur
neli, M. P., brother of the late Charles
Stewart Parnell, Is the city marshal of
Dublin. In thnt capacity he has cus
tody of Ihe keys of the city, which will
be formally presented to the queen on
the occasion of the presentation of the
corporation address. Properly, 11 would
be Parnell's duty to present the keys,
but he has notified the Iird Mayor that
he must provlue a deputy.
The bearer of the civic sword of Oub
lln Is James F. Kagan, who was re
leased from prison four years ago, to
which he had been sentenced for lift
for alleged complicity In a dynamite
plot, but as he asserts that he was re
ally a victim of the agents of the Brit
ish government and he, also, has de
manded relief from duty at the royal
Banker Sentenced to Prison.
Chicago, March 20. George L. Msglll,
former president of the Avenue Hav
ings bank, which collapsed lo August,
1AM, has been convicted of receiving de
posits, knowing his Institution was In
an Insolvent condition, and sentenced tc
the penitentiary for an (definite term.
He was also fined double the amount of
the deposits received, the fine amount
ing to J2,J6. The usual motion for a
new trial was made and will be ar
A private letter received at Los An
geles, Cal, from Congressman II, J.
Waters, contains the statement that
under no circumstance will he consent
to a reoomlnatlon to congress.
TOPEKA CAPITAL SANCTUM IS
DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF.
AS JESUS WOULD EDIT
The Chief Owner Would Continue
To Run It After the Style of
Tcipeka. Kan., March ;!. With the
retirement of Hev. Charles M. Sheldon
from the editorial management of lb
Topcka Capital as a Christian daily a
big row Is on in the directorate of the
Capital company over the future con
duct of the paper. Part of the owners
wish to continue it on the lines mapped
ut by Mr. Sheldon, while others thirut
en legal proceeding if any attempt Is
made to conduct it as a purely Chrl
F. O. Popenoe, president of the Cap
tat company, announced that the paper
would be continued as a Christian dally
newspaper on th general lines plac'rt
by Mr. Sheldon, except that It' would
print more news than the paper lias
contained under Mr. Sheldon's manage.
In order to cany out this arrange
menl A. C. Baize, a Chicago newspaper
man. one of the dozen special corre
spondents who have been in Topeka
writing up Sheldon's work, has pur
chased stock in the Capital company
since coining to Topeka, and Popenoe
stated. that he will be managing editor
In the future.
P.rSIXICSS MANAGI'ft "KICKS."
Mr. Poponoe's announcement aroused
the Indignation of General J. K. Hud
son, the veteran editor of the Capital
and pioneer newspaper man of Kansas,
who gave up his desk temporarily to
Mr. Sheldon, and Dell Kciser. business
manager of the paper, and the com
pany seems to be in a fair way to be
"The proposition Is absurd," declared
Mr. Kiiser when he read the an
nouncement. "There has been no meet
ing of the stockholder and Popenoe has
no authority to make such a statement
without consulting the other owners.
It would be impossible lo run a paper
as a Christian dally with our present
poii tracts .and if any attempt Is made
to force It I will bring legal proceed
ing to prevent It. Besides, General
Hudson would not edit such a paper.
We will hold a meeting of the stock
holders, and then will see about this
KDJTolt HI DSON WON'T HA VK IT.
General Hudson declares that he will
f.ot run a paper as Indicated by Mr.
Popenoe, and neither will he give up
his editorial chair without a struggle.
"1 have never been in sympathy with
the idea of a religious daily newspaper,
he declared, "and 1 hare said so edi
torially. "The paper that I edit will be for
cirincr as well as saint. 1 would no
fpore edit a Christian newspaper than
I would edit a democratic or populist
paper. More than that, any attempt to
Ilslodge me from my position will not
be successful, for I have a contract to
run the paper for a term of years at
ij.'M per year, and I propose to run II
I See fit."
BUT POPENOK RVI.KK.
Hudson owns no stock In the paper
and his only hold is his contract. Kcl
ser owns only a small portion of the
stock, while Popenoe not only has a
controlling Interest In his own name,
but he Is backed by all other stock
holders except Keiser.
The Capital ha been the republican
organ of Kansas for twenty years, and
Hudson ha been its editor continuous
ly, with Hie; exc-e. tion of two years,
luring part of which time he served in
the Spanish-American wur. He resumed
control of the paper a year ago and
has been using It to overthrow Cyrus
Ix-land, the present republican national
committeeman from Kansas.
Popenoe announces that his Christian
dally will not be partisan and will en
gage In no political fights. Hudson
fears this will take his power from him.
and for that reason Is flghtinp- the
change. It Is the opinion here that
Popenoe has the power to force Hudson
3Ut and that he will do so.
Mr. Sheldon is taking no part In the
controversy. He concluded his week's
work Saturday night by publishing a
Saturday night edition in place of (he
regular Sunday morning issue. Three
pages were filled with quotations from
the bible on different subject. The
fourth page gave a history of the bible
and the balance of the page whs adver
tising. Bishop Potter Returns.
New Yoik, March 20. Bishop Henry
C. Potter arrived Saturday on the Cam
pania from JJverpool. Speaking of Ihe
condition of the Philippine which Isl
and he visited In his absence from
home, he said that on the whole they
were satisfactory. The war In the Phil
ippines he believed to bt practically
over. He paid a strong tribute to the
American soldiery. Bishop Potter said
he went to the Philippines on an ec
clesiastical mission and added that
some advance had been made tovvatd
the establishment of an F.plscopal
church In the Philippines.
The Northern Pacific has finished lay
ing rails on the Clearwater short line,
thus completing sixty-three tulle of
No damage Is reported from North
Mississippi, Arkansas and , Western
Tennessee from the cold weather. The
weather bas moderated.
mMU OF THE ROAOERS OUSTED.
Douglas County Pops Do a Good
Job In Omaha.
Omaha. Neb., March 2il.-The popu
list of iMUKlaa county died good work
in Omaha Saturday. I d by the fear-.-ss,
brainy and nervy Winer K. Thom
as, the middle-of-the-road, is were rout,
ed bag and baggage.
It was a county convention fiRht. The
middle-of-thc-roader tied by U. Clem
1 ieaver. who are now openly arrsyed
asalput the whole people party organ.
Izallon from precinct up to the na
tional committee, t'tok advantage of the
technicality of the law ami shamelessly
participated In the mpulist primaries.
Fine hac ks with prsming nurses were
flying around populist primaries, for
the first time In th- history of the
party. They all belonged to Deaver.
Mc,iney 'appeared to ! plentiful, and It
was given out light and let I that "alt
expenses of delegates to Cincinnati"
ate provided for. The primaries were
overrun by the rifT-raff gathered around
town, and In that manner succeeded lu
dec ting dele gates to the county conven
tion. However, the populists were In the
majority, ar.d passed the following res
olutions, which let their fellow popu
list elsewhere know where they stand:
PLATFORM A N NO I'NCKD.
"We, the people's independent party
of Iouglas county, in conveullon as
sembled, Indoise the people's independ
ent party platform adopted In St. Louis
in IVMi. We favor uniting with all par
ties on the cardinal, princ iple of that
platform and promise to do ail In our
power to promote the success of such
principles by fusion with the other ar
lies who bold Ihose principles dear. W
register our vote In opposition to all
modern toiylsm and modern imperial
ism as tending toward the violation of
(he sacred principles enumerated In
the iH-c-la ration of Independence and
guaranteed by the constitution of the
I'nlfed State a inimical to the sacred
lights of the people of the states.
"We believe that the Issue for which
the peoples Independent party Mantis
ore dependent on the election of W. J.
Bryan to the presidency In lf00.
"We recommend that the delegates to
the state convention to be held In the
city of Lincoln, March 19, 1M0, be In
structed to selec t delegate to the na
tional convention of the people' Inde
pendent party who are pledged to work
for W. J. Bryan for president in 1WK
and Judge Caldwell for vice president.
'It la the; sense of this convention
that the national convention of the peo
ple's Independent party Is the conven
tion regularly called by the national
committee of the people's independent
party to meet at Sioux Falls, S. I.,
May 9, 1W0.
'We denounce the action of the In
dividuals w ho Illegally attempted to se
cure control of the national committee
of the people's independent parly re
cently held at Lincoln, Nob., who by
their action evinced a desire to destroy
the people's liidci-ndent party of lh
t'nlted States. We also believe that
there Is an organized effort on the part
of the republican managers of this state
to spread dissension among the voter
of the people' Independent party by
corrupt measures, and we pledge our
selves to use every means within our
power to present a united front to the
Before the middle-of-the-roaders left
the hall the John O. Yciser boom for
governor was sprung, t rom this crowd
Mr. Yelser received enthusiastic sup
port. Mr. i elsc-r ,asked the right to
name the 105 Douglas county delegate
to the state nominating convention.
which is not yet called. It was explain
ed by his friends that Mr. Yelser had
stood in w ith all sides in this fight, thnt
he had remained neutral and that the
giving him the right to name the Doug
las county delegate would widely ad
vertise his mndidac y nil over the slatt,
and when the smaller counties out In
the state saw lhat Mr. Yelser had lh
olld bit? Douglas couuty convention,
that county after county would Instruct
their delegate for him.
A protest was made against turning .
the delegation over to Mr. Yelser. be
cause the one-man power was un-popu.
Ilstlc. and for the further reason that
the present convention had not been
called for the purpose of selec ting dele
gate lo the state nominating conven
tion, and therefore could not turn ovet
to Mr. Yelser a power which the ccm
ventlon did not have, and that when a
county convention was called for tin
purpose of selecting a set of delegates
to the state nominating convention all
this buainesn would have to be done
over again. However, the vote was
taken, and Mr. Yelser was given the
ilghl to name his 10.'. men.
The convent; Ion then proceeded 1 1
select delegate to the slate convention
called for the purpose of selecting dele.
gates to the national people's patty
convention at Hioux Falls. Notwith
standing the adoption of the above r
olullon. the mlddle-of-the-roaders
fought like wolves to get on the delega
tion, Elmer K. Thomas struck the Una)
blow by putting through a motion
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viciuai to snow nm nana sfnr he could1 "
be selected as de,l gate. This good "-'
eralshln whipped them to a finish, fcfirfi
they left the hall yelling. "Thl wSy
for Cincinnati," and went out to a hall
which they had previously , hired an l
held a meeting of their own.
. They endorsed Yelser' candidacy, for
governor, selected a set of delegate
and declared themselves to be the only
pebbles on the beach.
A reception will be tender4 General
Luke K. Wright, the southern member
of the new Philippine commission, at
the Peabody hotel by the cltlxens of
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