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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF, JTJUDAY, ALU 14, 1896.
IT'S FUSION IN KANSAS
POPULISTS ACCEPT THE
Tho Itlttrr T'ctit llelween llnrrla nml l.rw
rllliiR llrmiltn In the MieltliiK (if Itntli f
Tlinn- The I'nitlnn ABreoiiient 1'opti
llata Areept llemncrnllc Klt-cton
Jor flnvernnr-HTATK BKN'AIOIt J. W.
LKKDYnf Coffey cojnlr
For llilnf Jiutlce-l'UAN'K DOItSTl'.K of
liar Ion eountr.
Knmmary of the llnttotlnc;.
i "j a
Irut . ..
- Amlknk, Kan., Aug. 7.TI10 ropu
ItstTilato convention fins' nominated
Btnto Senator J. W. Leedy for gov
crnor and Frnnk Doster tor chief
justlco of tho stnte supremo
court, nnd has ndoptcd tho
fusion proposition presented hy
the representatives of the Dem
ocratic .State convention, In session at
Hutchinson, with the agreement that
Cllggltt's muno shall bo dropped nn
Frst dlstrlut elector If li proved that
ho shouldered a inuskut against tho
miners In 18'J3.
Tho agreement means that the Pop
nllstB will voto (,t tho Democratic
electors and tho Democrats will, in
turn, support tho whole Populist Stato
ticket, which will not havo a Demo
crat on It.
A sop was thrown to tho tnlddlc-of-tho
road Populist clement In thcshap6
of a proposition that If Watson shou'd
havo more votes In the electoral col
lego than Sowall tho Kansas electors
should voto for him for Vice Presi
dent. When the convention reassembled
yesterday tho temporary organization
was made permanent.
The Hallotlng IIKun.
A motion to permit each candldato
to address tho convention tor five
minutes was voted down and tho roll
was called for tho first ballot, which
resulted as follows: Harris, '.'DO;
Lewolllng, l.V.Xi King, ISo; Leedy,
CO; Munger. 3'-'; Campbell, lj.
lteforo tho second ballot could bs
called the motion wns renewed to
bring the candidates before the con
vention and, after a wordy scrap It
Tho first spcalccr was King and ho
was followed lu turn by Campbell,
Leedy, Munger, Lewelling and Harris.
Leedy caught tho most applause.
After tho (.perches had been com-
fluted, tho second ballot was taken,
t resulted: Harris, Wi)i Lowelllug,
:30; King, 101; Leedy, 07; Munger,
Another effort was made to adjourn,
but it was overwhelmingly voted
down. Tho convention wus rtetor-
mined to forco a nomination. As tho
roll call .commenced for tho fourth
ballot it looked as though a stnmpcdo
to Leedy would bo made. Tho stum-
ftt'de materialized, the ballot result
ng: Leedy, 4!)1; Harris, 31; Lowelllug,
C: King, &.; Munger, (J.
Then followed a great demonstra
tion. Mr. Leedy's friends carried
him. big as he is, on their shoulders
to the platform.
Ho thanked tho convention briefly
for the honor conferred upon him.
Governor Lewclllng was again
called forward. Ho congratulated
the convention upon Its selection, ami
said that the noinlnen would bo tho
next governor of Kansas. Colonel
Harris wns also called for, but ho had
gone to his hotel.
The ether defeated candidates wcro
called for but they did not respond.
At 1:30 tho convention adjourned till
When tho convention met this morn
ing Colonel Harris took the stand and
pledged his hearty support to Mr.
Leedy. Tho platform was then
S. M. Scott moved that the clinlr
appoint a committee to draft and send
a telegrum to tho Populist conven
tions hi session in Texas, Goorglo,
Nebraska and Alabama Informing
them of tho Indorsement of llryan and
Watson In this con volition. It was
adopted with a hurrah, and Mr. Scott
was appointed as chairman of the
committee to perform the duty.
WATSON IN THE CHAIR.
Th I'opuliat Vice l'reililetitlal Nominee
rrealilua Uer UeurcU 1'opulUta.
Atlanta, On., Aug. 7.--The largest
and most enthusiastic state conven
tion tho Populists of Georgia havo
ever b.cld lusomblcd to-day In tho hall
of tho Ilouso at tho state capitol, Tho
presence of Thomas E. Watson, tlio
im, ,,, a iiuiiiiuuu iur vice prcsiuoni,
added Interest to tho occasion nnd
worked tho enthusiasm up to as high
m temporatuio as that of tho weather.
Thomas K. Wutsou culled tho con
vention to ordor at 11:16 o'clock. He
made no speech, but tho dropping of
Ills gavel was tho signal for an out
burst from the delegates.
PINGREE FOR GOVERNOR.
The Mlchlcnn ltepubllcana Nominal the
City l'otato Farm Author.
Ghani) Rapids, Aug. 7. Tho Re
publican Stato convention to-day nom
inated Mayor 11, S. Plugree of Dotrolt
for Governor on tho fourth ballot
amidst tremendous enthusiasm.
Fualon In Weil Virginia.
rAnKKitsnuito, W. Vu., Aug. 7.
After wrnnglinjr all afternoon nnd
evening, tho Populist state conven
tion nominated Isaac Cox Ilalphsny
der of Falrmount, freo silver Demo
crat, for govornor, over Judge J. A.
Bteally, middle-of-the-road Populist.
Rulnhsnyder Is rich and expects to
secure tho Domocratlo Indorsement.
For Hullo lluntera.
"Tubbs has found a wuy to protect
bis celebrated grandfather's grave.'
"What Is itV"
"Ho has had it planted with poison
ry." Chicago RecorO-
Tnm of the Democratic Conferee! Thl
1'optilUtn Finally Fall Into Line.
Ahilf.ne, Knn., Aug. 7. Tho two
fusion conference committees had a
stormy and protracted session last
night, and it was resumed again this
morning. Finally it was agreed that
tho Democratic committee should
mako the, following proposition to the
To tin mombira of tho confironce committee
of tin 1'opnlUt Htnti coiTontlon of Kamml
(lenllemonl Tin undoralunod nitiaitnt n con.
foronco commlltej, appointed by tlio Demo
rratn Ktale conrMitlon now In aeailon at
ilutclilnion, Kan. bo loavo to aubmlton bo.
half of the body Hit ropreaent Uinughyou tc
the body you reproient t'10 following plan for
tinllsJ action npnn a Htats and electoral tlckol
to b vo(a I for by both partial nt tlio coming
grnoml electinn I
Flnt TlnB.'atBeoiToittonof th Populltt
psrtr now In teoloi tonnmacnndUUtoi fur all
Htitooflieft and ahofor Connrntiumti.nt-lnrRO
mcli c-inll latei to bo at onro ndoptid and
noni'ii ited by the Demojrntlc Htato ronrcntion
now In asialon n (hi cnn'liditii of tin Demo
era 1) party of Kn?ni for I ofliim,
8conil Tin following qttatlQid Pradlnntla
elector) itiiMOtte J by tliodoitoto tho Dem
ocratic ut contention tow tl MnrrU Cliif
rIU, I'illtburr, Kan ' Albarl Pcrrr. Troy. Kant
(Jroree T. I'lttt, Wollbiitun, Kan.j 8ilnoj
llaydon, Itollnn, Knn.: J. (. Ooaliorn, lola,
Khii.- V. II. hi 11 1 on (.'hnrryvale, Kmi.j Karlo
M lllacknlienr Kliml tin, Knn.: Clnrloi A. Jill
Inr, N.illnn, Kan. : Jnmxo It Lovjn, Lincoln,
Kim. ; II J. Hoctzol. KlIlnwoDil, Kan. to ba
nomlnntnlby both tlio I'opuliat ami Dpiiio.
emtio tnlo conventions now In ipmIoii as ths
l'riililoatl il 0 rctiirs to b Totoil for by tlio ro.
loctlTO partial at the coming g tnor.il election
ami each of laid roUTontlont to alopt utter
tho nomlmtton of tlio laiil elector! tho fo Iu.t
Itii; rreo utlona:
It kiIvjiI Tint tlit anmllilntai this il.iy nom
Ir.atcil fnrob:t ir of pros il-nt nml vlcn preiu
lihnt nru hnrjby InitructiJ that In cno of
tli"Irnlo:tlon thoy tlnll cmt tho tn ol-ctornl
Tofaof tin ititj of Kaim for Wll lam J
hryan of Sebrnnkn for prmhlont of tho United
KUtni. Tlmt In cuo It a'tall bi found Hint,
ns do frim thn uo of Kiiht, Arthur Sowall
li 11 rocsho I moio of tho nluctoral Totct of the
otlnr tato4 of thn Union than Ttiomm V.
Wnt'on ut tho prenldrlitlnl election of 1916,
thwn in inch roaainid electora phall cast tho
tpiirlnctnrHl Totca of tlio ftato of Kninns for
rnl I Arthur tVwnll for vlco prrillciit of tho
Unltrd tt,ito. but in case It Mmll to found
tint Tlicitnin K W'ntsoii Ins iKurol mora of
Slid electoral yotoi, onllo from thn electoral
votoiof Kama, thon ihl Arthur Sowall, theu
Inauch caso ui I rlojtori (hall cost tho nlo.
torjl tr of thn ata o of Kanina fur aald
Ttroram K Wntaon for vlcj preaidont of tho
Tho numheri of this commlttjo plcdo tholr
pnrfonil elTorti with tho Dimocrntio State,
conrolonal and other commltteti tjwiril a
union of Domocratlo and 1'opullat voter!
whereror prnctl'abln. In aupport of tho anmo
roiurjaaionnl. IorUIiiHvo mil county ranill
datM nt tin camliHKonT.il rloction nnd roc
rommrnd almltar action by jou ami th 1'ou
lint e unmlttera
l):iteil nt Abllone, Knn, tills S'h day of Au
cuit, A. li , 13d.
.1. 0. Joiinho.v,
Jonx IL Atwood,
W. V Wili.aku,
W. S Oi.ass.
Afterward the Populist committee,
hold a mooting, and after much dis
cussion it was agreed by a voto of 13
to 1 that tho Democratic proposition
should lio recommended to tho stuto
convention for adoption.
FUSED IN NEBRASKA.
ropiilUti ami Democrat! Dtililo the
IIarti.nos, Neb., Aug. 7. All of yes
terday afternoon and evening was
consumed by tho Populist state con
vimtlon in wranyling over tho term;,
During a brief Intermission Gov
ernor lloleomb was nominated for
governor by iicslamatlon mid dohn Z.
Harris for lieutenant governor.
This morning tho convention nom
inated four Populist and four Demo
cratic electors. It was not done, how
oor, until several hours of hard
lighting had been gono through with.
I'oinplcti'il It I.nliom.
fitrrnor Situs A. llolcomli
l.lfiiteimiil-i.'owruor I. K. Harris
Secretary of htnto V. F. l'orter
Auiutor j.i'. i.ornen
.1. II. Ml'MTW!
Juilirn (Ioiir term)..
.IiiiIko (short term..
W. H. Juehsnu
I. V. Wolfu
J. 8. Klrlf patrlck
i A. A. Munro
IlA.sri.NOH, Nob., August 7. At r:20
yesterday in )rning tlio populist state
convention completed Its work und ml
jonrni'd after empowering tho state
central committee to till nuy vacancies
that might occur.
All olllces wero filled with tho ox
coptlon of that of uttorney-genernl,
which was left vacant for tho demo
crats. Srmitor Squlrn for Itrymi.
Skatti.i:, Wash., Aug. ".The com
mlttee consisting of Dr. G. V. Calhoun,
Colonel (leorgo G. Lyon nnd Hon.
John Wiley, recently appointed by
tho Henry M. Toiler club nf .Seattle
for the purpose of ascertaining the
position of United States Senator
Squire, who Is in New York, In tlio
present campaign, tocoived a reply to
their telegram of inquiry yesterday
afternoon, Senator Squlro declares
for freo oilver mid announces that ho
will support Dryun and .Sowall.
Kenutillriint Acrrc to llWugrpc.
Hum:, Mont., Aug. 7 Tho Repub
lican conferenco agreed that tho Re
publican Stato convention shall
nominate candidates tor S,tntc olllces,
after which tho silver Republicans
shall withdraw, organize a separate
convention and nominate electors tor
Hryan nnd Suwnll, wnilo those re
maining nominate electors plodged to.
McKiulev and Hoh.-.rt. Tho conven
tion will bo held September l, nt
Helena, six days after tho Democratic
lllll Iloolln Klllt Two Slum llepiitlr.
GuTiiuti:, Okla.,Aug. 7. Hill Doolin,
tho outlaw who escaped from tho
United States jail in this citv four
woeks ago, w.is surrounded bv deputy
marshals at Newoka. A desporatu
light took place, and during a fusllado
of shots Doolin escaped. Deputies T
M. Grogor and Horace Reynolds wcro
Tlio HUer t)rtahie ISvcord llrnhan.
Rocitr.STEit, N. Y Aug. 7. John
Glass jf ItulTalo, holder of tho world's
record for dressing a stoer, cut down
the record yosterduy from 6 minutes
and 58 seconds to 4 mlnutos and lUtf
second at tho butchers' outlnsr.
BLATE WENT THROUGH.
Knmlnntlnna Muile by .MlMourl l)cinorriit
Not Ilrrnk Orriirn.
For OoTornor-LON V. blT.I'HKNS ol
for Lieutenant (lownor A. 11 IIOLTK ol
For Secretary of ftnto-A. A. LESL'KUUol
Lnfuyptto county (retiomlnitait.)
For StafJ Audltor-JAMfiS M. SKIHCKT ol
Capo (llrardoim county (renomlnitcit )
For Stato Trcasurer-FKANK I'lTlH of lion,
For Attornoy Oonornl E. (X Crow of Jnupcr
Jf-ffkhron City, Mo., Aug. 7 Tho
slato arranged by Govornor W. J.
Stono and his friends, has boon put
through without a break by tho Dem
ocrats in state convention here. From
Lou. V. Stephens, tho man nominated
for governor, clear through tho list tc
Ed 0. Crowo of Jnsper county for at
tornoy general, tho combine has tri
umphed. Desperate efforts wero mado at va
rious times, notably beforo the ballot:
for auditor and attorney general, to
make nt least a crack in the combino
slate, but all of them fulled utterly,
becuusn tho combination was able to
keen Its forces under perfect control.
When tho convention reas
sembled yesterday afternoon it
wns addressed by Senator Vest. Tho
committee on permanent organization
named C. K. Peers of Warren as per
manent chairman, Cor. Roach of Jas
per us permanent secretary. Tlio
order of business was fixed at Gov
ernor first, then Mcutotiant Governor,
Secretary of State, auditor, treasurer,
attorney general, Supremo judirc,
railroad commissioner nnd electors-at-largo
In ordor. Senator Peers wus
given a warm recoption ami lie also in
his speech sounded a note of warning
against any Populist fusion. "Hryan
and Sewall," he said "and notice that
I link tho names together! We will
stand by them mid elect them. I am
surprised," ho ndded, "that some of
tho party seem Inclined to wander oft
after strange gods." Tho conunltteo
on resolutions wus not ready to re
port and convention voted to begin
balloting for Governor, and proceeded
to nominate Lon II. Stephens by ac
clamation. The nomination was mado with a
whoop and a cheor. Mr. Stephens
was sent for and thanked tho conven
tion for tho honor.
Convention then adjourned till 8
On reassembling tho platform was
adopted without amendment. Sam
H. Cook of Mexico wns then elected
chairman of the Stato central com
mittee. Nominations for lieutenant govern
II. W. Lvon nominated John A. Leo
of St. f.ouls, 1). H. Shields named J.
H. Davidson of Hannibal, A. I). Hums
named T. K. Gash of Clay, O. II. Avery
named G. T. Dunn of Lincoln, J. J.
Duller named John H. O'Meura of St.
Louis, J. W. Gould named A. 11. llolte
of l'ranklin, nnd W. S. Anthony
named K. S. McCnrty of Ste. Gen
evieve. The first ballot resulted: Lee, 101;
Davidson, CD; Gash, T-; O'Meara, u.V,
Dunn. 7l; llolte, S: McCaity, ft'.;
necessary to choice, L'C9.
Second ballot: Leo, HS; Davidson,
HS; Gash, 48, Omcara, MKl; Dunn, o9;
llolte, 8?; iipccssm v to choice, UOT.'
Third ballot: Lee, 173; O'Meara. 121;
Dolte, lot; Gush, -id, Dunn, U7. Neces
sary ton choice, 2"S.
I'liurlh ballot: Lee, 17.T; llolte,
t!lL"j; O'Meara, iJl'j: Dunn, sli.
Necessary to choice "CIS
When tlio fourth ballot was an
nounced there was tho wildest en
thusiasm among tho llolte men.
Tho fifth ballot was never finished,
for when St. Charles county was
reached llolto was known to bo nom
inated, so Lyon withdrew Lee's uumo
una moved to mauo it unanimous,
which was carried.
After llolte's nomination Frank P.
Walsh moved that tho rules bo sus
pended and A. A. Lcsueur bo nomi
nated by acclamation. This was car
ried and tho convention adjourned
until U o'clock u. m.
T. A. Lavelnckof Ray county placed
tho namo of .1. C. Drown of Richmond
beforo tho convention.
Tho result of tho first ballot was:
Sclbcrt, 335f, Drown iSS, Kollmoyer
CiJ. Scibert was nominated with
fifty votes to snare.
Ed Orear moved that Frank Pltti
of Monroe county bo declared tho
nomlneo for State treasurer by accla
mation. There was no opposition and
tho motion carried with a whoop.
For attorney gonernl It. P. C Wil
son of Platto rountv nominated Mor
ton Jordan. M. H. Ronton of Neosho
nominated Ed C. Crow of Jasper
county. Crow was nominated on tho
first ballot. Convention adjourned to
TEXAS POPS RADICAL.
llrynu'i Iniloraeiuont Contingent on
CiAI.VKSTO.V, Tox., Aug. 7. If W. J.
Hryan will not tnko his stand upon
tho Populist platform and openly ac
cept Tom Watson as his running mate
things which it is manifestly Im
possible for him to do tho Presiden
tial electors of tht Texas Populist
party will not cast their volos for
htm. Tim convention In session here
will name a full set of electors under
such conditions as will cost Hryan
their voto If ho does not nccept tho
conditions. Norton of Illinois will
probably bo tho man on whom tho
Texus Populists will unite.
It is significant that tho Populist
Stato convention of Louisiana yester
day took precisely the action hero
contemplated, and named a full set of
electors. Thoy are as yot for llryan
and Watson, but thoy wero named
under conditions which oxpressly pro
vldo for Hryan's replacement. There,
as here, Norton will probably bo tho
Tho cngnBeinent of tho Princess
Hnud to Prlnco Charles Is said to have
beon tho result of slmon-puro love. It
Is not stated, however, whether this
bubbling fountain ling its sources In
tho hearts of the young people or in
'.ho patent adjustable blood-pumps of.
'ho heads of their respective houses,
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 7. James II.
Shcohan, presldeht of tho Jncksoulan
club, who attended tho dinner given
In honor of Scciotary J. Sterling Mor
ton at the Omaha club Tucsdus even
Inir. declares that a motion mado at
tho party favoring a now ticket was
' defeated by a small voto.
THE GOLD DEMOCRATS
A NATIONAL CONVENTION
Tlio Srtil In fii of Thour Aaaemtileil nt
(Ihtiiapnll Htronj-ly In Km or of it
tloiuil (IrttticrliiL" Dlilalnn u;i
iNtiiANAi'oi.ifi, Ind., Aug. . Tho
provisional national committee of tho
gold standard Democrats vrho posi
tively refuso to accept tho Chicago
platform and ticket, began its Initial
meeting hero this afternoon, first con
sidering ho question of calling an
other national Democratic conven
tion. That a convention will bo cnllod
there is almost no reason to doubt,
tut whether nnother ticket will bo
called for is still an open question,
for several of those present nro
strongly In favor of ex-Congressman
llourko Cockran's plan of adopting an
old lino Dotnocrutio platform and- in-
SENATOR PALMER. ILLINOIS,
directly Indorsing McKlnley by not
naming another ticket. Tho members
of tho executive committee. General
Hragg of Wisconsin, ex-Ministcr
ISroadhcad of St Louis, Editor Hulde
man of Kentucky, Mr. Robblus of
Illinois nnd e.-Coiigrcssmnn Hynuiu
of Indiana, tire all opposed to any
thing but tho most decisive action,
though it will present loiters from
several men of national note in tho
East nnd South in favor of ouly a
uatlonal sound money platform.
While ovor two-thirds of tho States
have representatives hero as members
of tho provisional national committee,
there are more advisory visitors than
committeemen, for the occasion is
more in tho nature, of n general con
ference of the gold stundurd Demo
crats than that of a committee meet
ing. Tho executive committee has re
ceived tho following credentials:
Alabama, J. M. Falkner of Montgom
ery; California, E. II. Pond of Sun
Francisco; Connecticut, David Walls
of Norwich; Florida. J. L. Gastrins of
Jacksonville; Illinois, John M. Palmei
of Springfield; Indiana, John R. Wil
son of Indluniipolls; Iowa, L. M. Mar
tin of Marshalltown; Kansas, Eugcno
Hagnn of Topeka; Kentucky. R. T.
Tyler of Mliekman; Massachusetts,
Nathan Matthews, jr., of Hoston;
Michigan, Thomas A. Wilson of
Jacksonville; Minnesota, F. W. Mo
CutehcDii. There is talk of Senator Palmer,
Secretary Carlisle ami General Hragg
for tho nominee, for Pres'dent, and
General Rtickner of Keutucl'". ex
Governor Francis of Missouri uT.d ex
Congressman Dynum of Indiana for
NO ADVICE BY CLEVELAND.
The rrcailent Uenlca llnvlnj; llxprcateil
Any (iolil TlrUet Opinion.
Nkw Yohk, Aug i .In nnswer to
an inquiry as to the truth of a report
published in this city yesterday that
President Cleveland had mado known
his disapproval of the proposed gold
standard ticket project, tho President
telegraphs as follows to the Evening
"Huzzard's Hay. Mass., Aug. 6. It
is abolutely untrue that 1 havo given
any udvico touching tho course of tho
"GlIOVKIt CnRVELAXl). "
FUSION IN ILLINOIS.
four Democratic Kleetori und One State
Candidate May lie Itetlrrd.
Chicago, Aug. 8. II, E. Taubencck,
lato chairman of tho Populist national
committee, huscomo here for consulta
tion with leaders of his and tho Dem
ocratic party. He Is confident thut
the Populists of the whole country
will vote for llryan and has little
doubt that satisfactory arrangements
will be mado for olectorul tickets in
all tho states.
In Illinois It Is understood four of
tho Democratic elector-, will bo re
tired und four Populists substituted.
It is also the understanding thu t at
least otio of tlw candidates on tho
Democratic state ticket will bo with
drawn nnd his placo filled by tho Pop
ulist convention next week.
IleAtlM In Now York.
Nkw Yohk, Auj. 8. New York has
sweltered undor a wave of oppresslvo
heat since Wednesday morning, At
ono time yesterday tho mercury reg
istered 101 degrees on tho streets.
To-day, tho highest point reached
officially was 01! degrees, with an aver
age street tempuraturo of t7. Six
deaths occurred yesterday and Inst
iiignt, mid to-day three persons died
as u result of the exccsslvo heut
Muny casos of prostration are re
Uotteat liny of ttio Taar.
Kansas Cirv, Mo., Aug. 8. Today
was tho hottest day of tlio yeor 101
degrees in thu shade. Tho hcatfecms
to extend generally for hundreds of
mllus and if It lasts much longer tho
cooling exhalations at night from tho
forests around Kansas City will cease.
Patrick Dolun an old man, died from
sunstroke. There wero several pros
trations. Now Orlenm ll.ink Cloaei.
Nkw Oiimia.nh, La., Aug. 8. Tho
Amcilcan National bauk failed to open
its doors to-day. Tho board of direct
ors havo decided to go into liquida
THOMAS WATSON SPEAKS
Open! Ilia Vlrr-l'rritlilriillil CnnipnlRii Iq
tloortla TjIUi for Tno lie lira.
Atlanta, On., Aug. 8. Thomas E.
Watson opened his vlco presidential
campaign Just night with an address
two hours In length, delivered beforo
an audience of 3,000 peoplo In tho
rough shed used for tho Moody re
vival meetings several months ago.
Mr. Watson appealed at tho outset for
n non-partisan hearing, declaring
that ho spoke with bitterness to nono
nnd in behalf of tho men who held
tho plow, who ued tho hoc, who
wloldcTI tho ha miner. If God gavo
him strength, ho declared, ho would
plead tho causo of these peoplo
through pens of reporters present be
fore uu,OUO,oi'0 people In the morning.
Ho entered Into an enumeration of
tho reform demands of tho Populists,
indicting tho government for high
crimes and mlsdetneunorsin the grant
ing of the governmental power of
making money to a special class; in
tho unfair levying of taxes which laid
tho heavy hand of tribute upon those
lenst able to sustain it; In closing tho
m'nts to tho frio and unlimited coin
age of silver; lu leaving tho great
public highways of tho country In
the control of grasping corporations,
who levied tribute upon the people
who wcro compelled to use them, and
in the corruption of the ballot.
Mr. Watson explained at length his
courso in leaving the Democratic
party after having been elected to
Congress ns a Democrat and by tho
mnchlncry of tho Democratic party.
He said that his opponent had run ns
a straight platform Democrat, whilo
ho had mutlc his raco on the Alliance
plutform and was pledged to stand by
that platform though tho heavens
fall. Furthermore, the national Alli
ance convention had instructed thoso
Congressmen elected on tho Allianco
platform not to go into the caucuses of
cither of the two great parties. Not
only line ho felt bound to stand
by principles rnthcr than party,
but ho hud i seen then as he saw now
that tho only chanco for JcfTersonian
Domocrucy was to unite the farmers
of tho South with tho farmers of tho
West. To do that required a new
party. Tho Southern Democrat could
not be induced to go into tlio Repub
lican party, nor could tho Western
Republican be induced to enter tho
Democratic party. A common rally
ing point wns absolutely necessary.
When Congress met in 1802 eleven
Western Congressmen stepped out of
the Republican party.
"OJ the thirty Southern Congress
men elected on tho Alliance platform,
how muny stepped out of tho Demo
cratic party'.1'' exclaimed Mr. Watson.
"Only one, and thank God 1 can say
it, I wus that one."
He explained further that he had
allowed himself to bo run for speaker
simply to emphasize the Houtlrs desire
to meet the West half way in tho com
mon battle against the East.
In conclusion Mr. Watson made this
significant stutement: "We urc not
going to put up any candidate against
Hryan. Wo are going to vote for
Hryan, whether Sewull is withdrawn
or not. I'm going to manage this
campaign no that W J. Hryan gets
every voto we've girt. I see the dread
evils of McKlnleyibtn threatening us
und 1 -fear that If we nro dufeatcd in
this fight McKinleylsm will bo en
throned forever nnd thu bnttlo for
freedom had just as well bo given up.
I fcliu.lt tell my people to stand by
thu contract made at St Louis.
Let Hryan havo every voto you
can muster. Let (ones sny what
he likes. Let him insult "you if
ho will. Make no answer. Pray for
your country. Work for her interests.
Do your duty. Here's what we're go
ing to do lu our stale convention:
We're going to put out a full electoral
ticket for Hryan nnd Wntson. Wo
can't vote for Sewall. Then we'll
empower our committee to take oft" a
part of our electors und put oti n part
of yours whenever tho Democratic
committee retires Mr. Sewall, The
Democratic managers may have mado
up their minds to put Tom Watson
down and keep him down, but 1 thank
God the peoplo of the South have en
tered him into no such contract. Let
it bo known, henceforth that tho
South und West will never again sit
at tho footstool of the North."
NELLIE BAILEY AGAIN.
The Once Noted Kanua Woman Accuieil
f INInsr I'olaon, but Kuleaieit.
Newton, Kan., Aug. 8. Mrs. Nellio
Strickland, who, as Nellio Ilailey, was
tried and acquitted soma ten years
ago of tho charge of having mur
dered her husband, Ilartolomcw, a
wealthy Englishman, was tried in
justice court at Hnlstead yesterday
for attempting to kill hor slster-ln-law,
Mrs. G. W. llenthuson.
Mrs. Strickland went to town for
medl'dne for her sister-in-law und tho
medicine appeared to havo violent
ofi'ects upon being admlnlstorod. Tho
woman's father, Miuhacl Wheeler, was
tolegraphed for at Ardmore, I. T., and
upon his arrival caused the arrest of
Sufficient evidence could not be pro
cured to justify the binding over to
tho District court of Mrs. Strickland,
who now lives at SU Louis nnd Is tho
wlfo of a capitalist. Mrs. IJcuthusen
FUSION DEAL CLOSED.
Democrat' Indnrae the I'opnllit Nomin
ation it I'utt u Muile,
Hutchinson, Kan.. Aug 7. Tho
Democrats of Kansas, in Stato con
lenllon here, ndopled tho report of
,ho conference commltteo which was
tent to abllcne to meet with tlio l'opu
Ists. nnd every Populist nomination
kh Indorsed us fast ns made.
Nlacr. I'ulli llull(llii,-a llurned.
Niaoaiia Falls, N. Y., Aug. .
Tho Park theater, Tugby's museum
nnd other buildings wero destroyed
by firo shortly after I o'clock this
morning. Thu International hotel
was on firo several times and tho
guests lied to tho streets, but it was
only slightly damaged. Tho loss wll
Arkiinaiis Cotton l'UOilt Alilnn.
Lrrn.K Rock, Ark., Aug. ri. Cotton
fields in Lonoke county nro being
swept by firo. In tho bottom lands
near uugiar.d the stalks havo been
dried uy tho hotjyeathcr,
KANSAS POPULISTS. $
A Straight Ticket Nominated After no
All Night Beialon.
Aihlknk, Kan., Aug. 8. Yestcrdoy
afternoon tho Populists in stnto con
vention, after a bitter attack had
been mado on Cllggltt, tho Democrntla -nominee
for presidential elector In tho
first district, because of charges that
he had carried a gun against tho
striking miners of Cherokee couuty la
HON. .1. W. LEEDY.
180.1, ndopted tho fusion agreement
offered by tho Democrats with tho
understanding that if the Cllggltt
qlmrgeVdiould bo proved true his name
would be dropped.
Following is tho ticket complete:
For Governor John W. Leedy of
Cofl'ey county. l
For Chief Justice Frank Doster or
For Congrcssmnn-nt-Largo Rev.
Jerry Rotklnof Wilson county.
For Lieutenant Governor A. M.
Hnrvcv of Shawnee county.
For Attorney General L. C, Iloylo
of Hnurbon county.
For Srcrctnry of State William E.
Hush of Jewell county.
For State Treasurer D. II. Hefilc
bower of Miami county.
For Stato Auditor W. II. Morris of
For Superintendent of Public Irg,
atructloii W. D. Stryker of llartou
Tho Stato central committee wa9
named ns follows: First district, ().
W. Herringlon -tind .1. L. Simpson;
Second. Chris Rltter nnd II. S. Clark;
Third, J. M. Allen and M. L. Walters;
Fourth, Taylor Riddle and William
Tipton: Fifth, P. II. Dolan nnd I). E.
Rnllard: Sixth. F. E Johnson and 0.
M. Ross; Seventh, E. J. Wcstgato und
A Candidate for Governor Nitmod on the
' Sixth Ilnllot Tliiiratnn'a I'redlctlon.
MlT.WAt'KKK, Wis., Aug. !. The Ro
publican Stato convention nominntou
Major Edward Schollold, of Oconto,
for Governor on tho sixth ballot, Tho
result is a victory for the Phllotus
Sawyer faction of tho party and a cor
responding defeat for ex-Governor
Hcnrd and his followers.
United States Senator Thurston ad
dressed the convention, saying, nimjng
other things: "I received worirto
day from a trusted friend in mvilato
confirming what I already knew, that
William J. llryan, great as ho may
appear to other parts of tho country,
on election day in November next,
will bo defeated in his ward, In his
city.n his county, in his congres
sional district and in tho stato wher
FANATICS LAND IN JAIL.
ItellElnui Kntlmilasin So Ilounillca!
That the I.uit Ktepi In.
NK.L60NVI1.I.K, O., Aug. 8. New
Pittsburg, a mining camp a few
from tilts citv. is thn hennn nt
ious excitement bordering on fanatl
cism. ino leaders claim to be in per
sonal communication with tho Lord
nnd net under instructions from hlui.
Excitement Is so high that families
are being broken up and numerous
fights have occurred over the matter.
The peoplo havo tried to get rid of
tho fanatics, but failed. Warrants
were sworn outyesterday for tho orresb
of tho leaders, Mart Searles and his
two brothors, nnd when analgned bo
lore tho justice they were furious
denounced the court in most L
terms, insaltlng the iustico in
highest manner, even cllmbliur unau
tho desk and spitting upon him. The
trio wero finally placed lu jail and
Mart was taken to tho Athens asylum,
lho others will surely follow. Their
followers number about ISO, some it
whom havo given as high as 5150 ench
upon being converted. The moro con
Bervatlvo peoplo predict that tho
trouble will end In bloodiicd.
Hot Wln-li mill Flrri In Oklahoma
I'Kitnv, Oiria., Aug. 8. Hotwin.ls
Which havo prevailed in Southern.
Western Oklahoma for a week have
parched up all vegetation. Damaging
prairie fires havo occurred along the
lino of tho Suntn Fe, Rock Island and
Choctaw railroads. Muny cornfieldl
havo been burned ovor.
Una IlolienToTie JtealKneiff
Hf.ih.in, Aug. 8, -Tho Nueston Noch
Mchton reports that Prince Ilohcn
loho, iho imperial chancellor, has re
signed utui that ho luis left Birlln ior
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cliang.es aro Impending In thomlalsU
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