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TltOS. J. OUCISKFFK, mblUher.
HEMINGFORD, T NEBRASKA.
" OVER THE STATE,
Ukatiiich's annual tax levy Is 35
Tun saloons of Hastings sro now
tightly closed on Sundays.
Tiik school census of Lincoln figures
about tlie sarao at Inst year.
Jr.ssiK Smith of Syracuse last week
eelobrated his SOth birthday.
Tin: assessed valuation of Iicatrlco
tho present year is SlMO.000.
Kvem tho hills of Nebraska will
yield a good crop of hay this yoar.
The harvest Is under way and tho
hum of the reaper is hoard in all direc
tions, Mn. Poland, fathor-ln-law of Sen
ator Thurston, died in Omaha laBt
Giiand Island sohool authorities nro
xnukfnff an effort to keep down ex
penses. "Tub Girls of Elmwood" was tho
Bubjcct of a sermon in that town re
cently. Skxatob Allen 'was in Omaha last
tvcoIc as tho guest of tho populist or
ganization. RonEJiT Vooacek of South Omaha
was killed by taking hold of a livo
Aliikht Joyce, formerly of Syrocuso
in this Btatc, has struck a rich vein of
gold in Colorado.
The Twenty-second infantry has ar
rived at tho now military fort ten
miles south of Omaha.
Joseph Chilcoat of Howolls market
ed throo hogs tho other day that aver
aged SOS pounds each.
It is predicted, in view of tho big
grain crop in Nebraska, that there will
bo a Bhortago of binding twino.
David II. Mniicmt has been renomi
nated for congsess from tho Second
district His nomination was uuanl
mous. Buy homo made goods and build up
homo industries, is a good policy. Far
roll's Fire Extinguisher, made by Far
rcll & ca, Omaha.
South Omaha has a movement under
way to Becuro a threo cent fare on
street car lines. It is considered
enough in theso hard times.
The people of Cambrldgo view with
apprehension tho appearance of peculiar
looking clouds and keep within easy
reach of thoir cyclono caves.
Joseph RosLF.n of Carlisle, Pa., has
faith in Nebraska. Ho lately placed
850,000 farm loans in Nunco county at
Btralght 8 per cent Interest.
The Orleans hotel at Uloomfield was
entirely destroyed by flro, W. A. Colo
owned tho building, valued at 82,000,
and U. Hanks tho contents, valued at
A movement is on foot in Ileatrico to
Jssuo city bonds with which to pur
chase tho Nebraska National bank
building and convert It into a city
Roiikut Stevenb of Grafton, whllo
exploding fireworks, was struck in the
right oyo by particles from a giant
cracker. His injuries arc of a painful
The saloon of Stuart & Dowd at
Rushvlllo was broken into last week
and S15 in silver, two gold watches and
a largo quantity of cigars and liquors
Gnand Island authorities are after a
man and his wife who leave their twin
children, 4 years old, locked in a room
all day while tho parents aro absent in
tho beet fields.
The board of agriculture is keeping
tt watchful eye on all the interests of
tUo coming State fair. There is a de
termination to make it tho best ever
held in Nebraska.
The Btato board of purchase and
supplies held Its regular monthly meet
ing last week to award contracts for
supplies for the Btato institutes for tho
next three months.
Miss NKi.xjgjf Wainwihcht, youngest
daughter of Rev. O. V. Wainright of
Blair, returned home last week from
Japan, where she had been a mission-
.ary for a little over nine years.
The recent heavy rains have done
great damage to the bridges through-
out Gngo county, and when tho com
missioners meet they will scarcely
know where to begin repairs first
Dit G. F. Kkipek, recently appointed
superintendent of the Norfolk llos-
pital for tho Insane, vico Dr. Mackay,
resigned, last week filed his official
bond for 810,000 with tho secretary of
Foli.qwi.vo is tho mortgago record
for tho month of Juno for Platte
county: Real estato mortgages, filed.
840,047. Mj released, 831,0.71.13; chattel
mortgages, filed, S18.461.30; released,
An nged farmer living near Sun
flower, uamed William MeCormick,
was struck by lightning nnd killed.
His young son, -who was riding in. a
wagon .with him, was badly injured,
A MonoANTHALKii, an Omaha young
man, .put .out 8300 worth of forged
paper against his employer, and then
attemptedtto leave town. He was ar
rested and bids fair to do a terra at the
The enrollment at the Scotts Bluff
couiity summer Normal, which opened
at tiering last week for a -six weeks'
session, ,is rcery gratifying. Prof. E.
P. Cnomer and Prof. L. R. Eenner are
in charge as instructors.
The Volunteers of America are pre
paring Jar an active campaign in
Omaha. It Is .their intention to make
thut city he headquarters for uaig
division, vdiich .comprises Nebraska.
South Dakota and low a.
The Eionvood Leader says an at
tempt was evidently made to blow up
the Club room. A piece of gas pipe
about eight inches long and a quarter
in diameter was found under one corn
er of tho building. The pipe was filled
with powder and a partly burnt fuse
stuck in one end.
Ciiammax John T. Mallalieu of the
republican state central committee has
called the new committee which was
selected at the lute convention to as-
setnble at republican headquarters at '
tho Linden hotel in Lincoln on July 13 '
at 8 p. m. Tho committee at this
meeting will select u chairman and
Dodok county's teachers' institute
fSrvrtf,rt Svtfl, nlwMtt. Ifin In ntlnnrlnftAn
Caul J. Fon.vuv, cashier of tho First
National bank of Aurora, who was
charged with setting flro to the court
houso in January, 1803, was discharged
in tho district court, on account of en
tiro lack of evidence to convict him.
William Thompson, who wua caught
at Grand Island In an attempt to puss
a forged check for 827, has waived pre
liminary examination and was bound
over to tho district court in the sum of
8300. Ho could not furnish bond and
is In jaiL
John A. Clahk, a prominent Omaha
merchant, was arrested in Denver and
thrown into jail for a time, being mis
taken for a confldonco man for whom
tho authorities of Denver wero looking.
Clark proposes to have Uuanciul con
sideration for tho mistake.
Satuiiday night Mr. McDonald, who
lives in Saunders county, missed a
mulo and cart, a watch nnd shotgun
from his promises. A farm hand who
did not bear tho best of a reputation
disappeared at tho same time. Tho
property was traced into Dodgo county
where McDonald recovered tho mule
A large barn belonging to a Mr.
Sobatka, residing about fivo miles
south of Weston, was burned and his
S-ycar-old boy, who was playing in tho
barn at tho timo tho liro broko out,
was also almost wholly consumed. Ho
was seen in tho ilnmes and his nitcous
cries wero heard, but no help could
Haiiiiy Hotchkihb, once secretary of
tho Lincoln Commercial club, is dead.
Ho died at Cartegenn, South America,
Wednesday afternoon, Juno 24, at 2:25,
and was burled on tho following morn
ing at 8 o'clock, Mr. Hotchkiss wns
ono of a party of Hvo who went to
youth America several months ago in
Search of gold.
A mono tho novel and distinguishing
features of now Fort Crook, of which
Omaha and Nebraska is so proud, is a
forty-five-star Hag, the first to iloat
over Undo Sam's garrison. Tho ad
ditional star represents tho new state
of Utah, whoso people have shown
a kindly Interest in nlfalrs In this state
on several occasions.
The sohool census enumerators of
Omaha have brought in their report to
tho board of education. The report
shows 28,609 persons of school ago in
tho city; 0,529 of ages belonging to
primary grades, 10,010 between the
ages of 10 and 11 when education is
compulsory; and in actual attendance
17,431 at public and 1,920 nt private
The Omaha Beo says that the city
treasurer continues to report heavy
collection of taxes, there being every
evidence of a greater volume of tho
circulating medium in tho city. This
can be accounted for in somo 'measure
by a willingness of those who have
money to spond a little of it, discount
ing tho chance of n most prosperous
year for ten years.
Mits. Anna II. Snorr of Cumberland,
O., died last week on Burlington train
Pio. -j, near Jjxeter. bho ana her threo
children, accompanied by her brother-in-law,
W. J. Johnson of Caldwell, O.,
had loft Superior that morning. Mrs.
Scott insisted on starting back to Ohio
in her enfeebled condition even if sho
got no farther thau tho depot Sho
died of consumption.
Govkrxoh 11olco.mii has received a
letter from Major William McKinley in
which the latter acknowledged tho re
ceipt of an invitation to attend tho
state reunion of the Grand Army of tho
Republic of Nebraska nd regretted
that ho would be unable to accept.
The local committee has sent invita
tions to a largo number of distinguish
ed soldiers throughout the state.
The county commissioners of Lan
caster county havo doubts as to tho
constitutionality of tho law passed by
tho last legislature permitting pupils
who havo passed tho eighth grade in
districts not having a high school to bo
admitted to high schools out of tho
district, the county of tho pupils' resl
denco raising by taxation the money
necessary to pay the tuition which is
fixed by tho law.
Ge.nekal Solicit oh Kelly of tho
Union Pucific has recently returned
from a trip to Washington. Ho went
to urge the government officials to dis
miss the land grunt suits which it hud
instituted against tho purchasers of
lunds along the Union Pucific route
from that company. Judge Kelly
feels confident that an order formally
dismissing these suits will be issued
within the next week or ten days.
The program for tho Long Pmo
Chuutauquu has been issued. It is a
particularly strong one and will draw
well. This will bo the tenth annual
meeting, and lasts ten days, July 17 to
28. The superintendent ot the grounds,
F. A. Whitteman, has just returned
from a trip over the state, advertising
the Chautauqua, and reports thut a
large number of people from different
towns are arranging to como euriy and
The Nebraska State Sunday School
convention will be held in tho First M.
E. church, Omahu, July 28-30, 1&'.M5.
Every Sunday School in tho state Is
entitled to three delegates including
its superintendent and pastor. Enter
talnment will be provided for all dele
gates presenting proper credentials.
Reduced rates of ono and one-third
fare havo been granted by all railroads
.in Nebraska. Prominent Sunday
School workers. of other states ure ex-
.pucted to bo in attendance.
Mns. Jennie .Coleman nnd husband
.called at the .office of Commissioner
llussell the other day und demanded
.that Pearlie May ' Ishmael, the 8-year-old
daughter of , the former, be released
from tho Girls' Reform school at
Geneva. The .mother dcclured that
auule she was in Cherry county visit
ing a relative, .the child being with
her, .the sheriff of ithut county took the
littlo one away without a warrant,
and, without any .hearing being grunt
ed, eKo was sent to the reform school.
The Nebraska Stato Fair Farmers"
Institute will be held .on the Slute Fair
grounds at Omaha in connection with
the State Fair on September 1st, 2d
and 3d. But ono session of the Insti
tute will be held each day. At each
session two or three papers "on agricul
tural topics will be n-ad by eminent
specialists in the subject taken up;
these papers to be afterward discussed
by the assembly. This will be supple
mented bv a popular address rack day
by a prominent man. The design is to
fill an hour and a half institute Mbsluu
so full of live, up tq date agriculture
that it will be the best spent hour u
farmer can put in at the State Fair.
BRYAN OF NEBRASKA.
NATIONAL STANDARD BEARER
FOR THE DEMOCRACY.
Nnmlnatrrt for Prculitrnt on tlio Fifth
Ilnllnt t'nvnrltn Som of Other Stnte
Ilcatcn In V.verr Hnllot Scene of the
Vtllclpt Incitement In the Convention
Unit The Stiuupeila Ilrclim on the
Fifth Ilnllnt A Orent Wove of Kn
tliailaiin. XV. J. llrj-nn for President.
'Chicago, 111., July 11. All of tho
ipccelu presenting tho names of as
pirants for tho Democratic nomina
tion for President had been mado
when the convention adjourned last
night nnd balloting was fixed for the
first thing this morning. In conse
quence, the hosts which gathered In
the Coliseum filled every inch of space
long b ore 10 o'clock, and by that
hour people wore being turned nway
by tho doorkeeper. The delegates
wero slow in gathering and tho hour
passed with few in their places.
Tho managers for tho various can
didates were early in consultation,
partly to devise means to prevent a
repetition of the stampede of ex-Con-
W. J PVtYAN.
pressman W. J. Bryan of Nebraska
and partly to consider plans to ad
vance tho interests of their respective
11LAND MEN AND THE HHYAN 110OM.
The Bland managers, whllo admit
ting tho danger of the impetuons Bry
an movement, declared that it was
tho result of adroit generalship and
that it had failed in its purpose to
carry tho convention oil its feet.
They still held the stronif holds of Mis
souri, Arkansas. Illinois and Texas,
and were confident that tho actual
figures- of the ballot would take from
tho Bryan movement its clement of
popular enthusiasm The Bland men
were hopeful of winning accessions
from tho South nfter the first ballot.
Tho Boies and Matthews forces
wero satisfied that no nomination
could bo mado on tho early ballots,
and that Bland and Bryan would dis
appear after their full strength had
been registered and had been found
insullicient to nominute.
pattison'b name phesknted.
At 10:50 Chairman White of Califor
nia, who had recovered the use of his
voice, stepped to tho front of tho
stage. Running his eyo for a couple
of seconds over the crowd, he glanced
down at the pit ana with a blow of
the gavel called the convention to
order. With shuffling feet the vast
audience nrose and listened when tho
Rev. Dr. Green, the chaplain, prayed
for righteousness and peace.
Chairman White then announced
that the convention wns still on tho
call of states for nominations, ana
Mr. Harrity of Pennsylvania, chair
man of the national committee,
mounted his chair and placed In nom
ination ex-Govcrnui- Robert E. Paul
son. This evidence that Pennsylva
nia would stand by tho platform and
parwi'ipnie in me uominutiou. drew a
cry of delight from the silver men,
and Puttlson's name got u swinging
round of applause from the galleries.
Mr. Mattlngly of the District of
Columbia seconded the nomin. tion of
"that peerless champion of free sil
ver, that firm friend of the farmer and
laborer, Johu R. McLean of Ohio."
Delegate Miller of Oregon added to
the list of nominations tho name of
Sylvester Pennoyer of Oregon.
Thus the names of Bland. Brvan,
Boie6, Blackburn, Matthews, McLean,
Pattison and Pennoyer wore before
FIllST 11 ALLOT.
Hit l AN ! 105
10 1 rS , HO
PATTISON '. ... 05
81 K KNoN ...,,..,,,,,, 3
HUKKLL , 2
iian ..... ... ................ m
I'ENNOVKIt v lo
HILL , i
NOT VO rl.NCl . . . . 180
ISLAND ,....'. sal
It UYAN , .' U)7
IlLACKHUUN , 4i
MATTIIKWS , 34
I A rXIrMlN mm 100
M'LKAN . S3
I'KNNOVKIt. , 8
HILL ", i
NOT VOTING . . .' 1 00
Til I It I 1IALLOT.
liOI t , !!6
IlLACKHUUN , 7
I'ATTIhON , , 07
bTE KNsON , o
Hyr votino ins
n L A N I) 2 4 j
The roll call of tho
suited as follows:
Alabama Bryan 22.
Arkansas Bland 10.
California Bryan 18.
Coloradp Bryan 8.
Connecticut Pattison 2, not voting
Delaware Pattlsou 2, Bryan 1, not
Flondn Bryan 7, Matthews 1.
Georgia Bryan 1'C.
Idaho Brvan a
Illinois liryan -IS.
Indiana Matthews SO. (
Iowa Boles 20.
Kansas Bryan 20.
Kentucky Bryan 20.
Louisiana Bryan In.
Maine Pattison 4, Bryan 4, not vot
Maryland Bryan 5, Pattison 1, not
Massachusetts Bryan 0, Hill 1,
Stevenson 2, Pattison S, not voting 18.
Michigan Bryan 28.
Illinois has decided, 25 to 23, to go
Minnesota Bryan 11, Stevenson '2,
not voting fl.
Mississippi Bryan 18.
Missouri Bland 34
Nebraska Bryan 10.
Nevada Bryan 0.
New Hampshire Pattison 1, not
New Jersey Pattison 2, not vot
Sew York Not voting.
North Carolina Bryan 22.
North Dakota Bryan 4, Steven
Ohio McLean 40.
Oregon Bryan e.
Pennsylvania Pattison 04.
Rhode Island Pattison 0, not vote
South Carolina Bryan 18.
South Dakota Bryan 8.
Tennessee Bryan 24.
Texas Bland 30.
Utah Bryan 3, Bland 3.
Vermont Bryan I, not voting 4.
Virginin Bryan 24.
Wa'ington Brvan 4. Bland 4.
Wi Virginia Passed.
Wisconsin Bryan 5, not voting 19
Wyoming Brvan 0.
Alaska Bland 0.
Ariz na Bryan 0.
District of Columbia BrvauC
New Mexico Bryan 0.
Oklahoma Bland 0
Indian Territory Bland 0;
McLean casts Ohio's forty-six votes
for Bryan and thus his nomination
Bryan wns nominated on the change
in Oklahoma's vote
Chicaoo, July 11. William Jen
nings Bryan of Nebraska was nomi
nated for President of the United
States by the Democratic national
convention on the fifth balloL
As soon as the fourth ballot was
announced, cheers were raised for
Bryan nnd an attempt was made to
stampede the convention to him, while
Illinois and Pennsylvania, asked leave
to retire for caucuses.
Then the btandaids of nineteen
6tates were taken to the Nebraska
delegation, while the convention
cheered wildly. The scone of Bryan's
demonstration of yesterday was re
peated, the entire convention standing
on chairs waving hats, fans and news
papers containing pictures of Bryan.
There was a processlou of state stand
ards ubout the hall.
Tremendous cheering aroso as
Illinois joined the procession, and it
was announced that Illinois in cau-us
nan voted to go for Bryan.
There were no portraits of Bryan to
be found in the city largo enough for
convention purposes. A morning
newspaper which had printed a full
page picture of the convention star
orator was much in demand. Copies
of It were stuck up on canes in the
galleries and a Mississippi man hung
one sheet to the standard of that
Next came the report that Ohio was
to change to Bryan.
A banner marked "No crown of
thorns, no cross of gold," was carried
in the procession. Then the conven
tion went wild as the Ohio standard
was carried to tho Nebraska delega
tion, and the convention was appar
ently stampeded to Bryan.
Chairman White announced that
two-tlilrds of the voles cast would
Suddenly two girls dressed in pink
appearet' on a tahl back of the alter
nates' seats. They held in their
hands a large silk fiair. on one side of
which shone the clear cut features of
Brian. To and fro it waved, while
v'i 0K) throHts veiled nnd -.creamed.
Ihc band played, but it could not be
The dance of the purple state guid
on . about the Nebraska guidon con
tinued for five minutes. Then they
started in Indinu file to parade the
standards ubout the delegates. Kan
sas. Nebraska, Mississippi, Georgia,
Nevada. Colorado, South Dakota, An-
vaiia. i-oioraao, bouth Dakota, An
na, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oregon,
rth Curollna, Sou.h Carolina, Dls
ct of Columbia,. NYyomme, Idaho,
Aluska, Minnesota and Michigan were
in the procession
Frenzied men 'fought for the stand
ards of the other delegations. Cali
fornia was first wrenched away from
those who attempted to restrain it
and check the liryan 6tumpede. Del
egates fought lke men demented for
the Illinois stindard. while Governcr
Altgeld stood black and rekolute
guardinh his banner, but the delegates
were intoxlcxteti with enthusiasm. A
hurried vote wa taken. Bryan car
ried tho day umfVthe Sucker state'a
oanncr Joine t the vparude,
tho oll:t Rt,
St. Louis, Mo., July
bridge win and a Fi
were a Wal
ev frosL The
mayor will carry th
convention on I
Saturday and no to
tion at Springfield July
delegation or ius from
iu own cltv to
root" for him for governor
OP MAINE, VICE-PRESIDENTIAL
BIG BLAND BOOM.
Ult Nome WltlKlrmTii by Covornor
. Stone After Tlmt tho Conlcu Nar
rowed Down tu McLean una
Scwiill Flic llutlou Taken
New Nutlonal Cum
m U tee.
For Preslilont-W. .1. BRYAN of Notiriukn.
torlso Pres.deat-Mlt. SEWALL of Mnlno
Chicago, July 1 .Tho Democratic
national convention completed its
work this afternoon by nominating
on tho fifth ballot Mr. Sewall of
Maine as the running mate for W. J.
liryan, the "hoy orator" of Nebraska,
wiio was nominated with such great
hurrnh yesterday afternoon.
lhe result was accomplished only
with considerable difficulty and in
defiance of Mr. McLean's wishes, pos
itively expressed this morning. At
tempts were made to stampede the
convention to Richard P. Bland of
Missouri, but these failed, though he
was. once within -fifty votes of u ma
jority. Joseph C Sibley of Pennsyl
vania wns also distinctly in tho race
for a time, but was dropped nt his
wish expressed oy telegraph. On the
fourth ballot John R. McLean of Ohio
seemed an almost sure winner, but at
its close it was positively announced
that ho was not a candidate for tho
position, and Mr. Sewall of Maine
tub last uav's citown small
Although 10 o'clock was tho hour
fixed for reassembling this morning,
nt twenty minutes after that hour not
more than 100 delegates were in the
pit. and the galleries were not half
filled. The delegates had been worn
out by the struggles of tho past four
days, and public Interest seemed to
have culminated yesterdav in the nom-
inntion of a Presidential candidate.
The news that John R. McLean of
Ohio, who was the most formidable
candidate last night, had finally and
positively decided not to allow his
name to be presented for tho Vice
Presidential nomination, left an open
field for the second honor. The silver
leaders stood about with their heads
together discussing the availability of
the various candid ites. Ex Congress
man Hen Shlvely of Indiana, recently
nominated for governor of that State,
was strongly talked of by the leaders,
despite tho declaration of the Indiana
delegation tliat Ills nomination would
confuse the situation in that State.
George Fred Williams of Massachu
setts, Mr. Sewall ot Maine ami several
Illinoh men, as well us Mr. Uiundand
Boles, wero also mentioned. It was
said that it was Mr. Bryan's wish that
a man of wealth should not bo placed
on tne ticket with him.
As the hunds of the clock pointed
to 11 o'clock, Chairman White called
tho convention to order. There wero
only about 0.000 people In tho hall.
More than half of the gold delegates
were abicnL Contrary to the usual
custom, the proceedings wete not
opened with prayer. A few routine
announcements wero mude before the
names of the vice presidential candi
dates were preseuted. Chairman Har
rity of the nntional committee an
nounced tho last meeting of -he old
national committee, und W. Finlev of
Ohio, moved the ratification of "the
GEOKOB FIIKD WILLIAMS FIKST.
Nominations for the vice presidency
were then called for, after a motion
ottered by Senator Jones of Arkansas,
had bp adopted Pinking tl nomi
nating speeches to five minutes each.
J. T. O'Sullivan of Massachusetts,
who had often attracted the eye of
the convention by his outbreaks of
enthusiasm, walked to the platform to
place in nomination George Fred
Williams of his own state. Although
he Is not a graceful orator, his sen
tences w -re ringing and had the close
attention of the convention. lie re
ferred to tho sullen delegation from
New York and urged the convention
to prove that it had turned down New
York's leader referring to Hill not
because lie came from the East, but
because he was for gold. He told how
Williams hud fought tho corporations
in Massachusetts and therefore "had
been antagonized," the speaker said,
"by Henry Whitney, a Standard Oil
magnate and brother of the Whitney
who sat silent yonder," pointing to
the New York Standard Oil man.
O'Sullivan urged tho convention to
choose a man from the Atlantic coast,
that East add West might join hands
on the ticket, and ended: "We do
not want a man with a barrel to in
augurate this peaceful revolution."
"WATKIl" MAltSTON NAMKS M'l.KAN.
Cries of "Water, water," were
shouted in chorus when Mr. Marston
of Louisiana, the planter who hud so
often appeared before the convention,
came to the front. He was in his
usual humorous mood and snid: "I
assure you, gentlemen, that I have
not tasted a drop of water to-day."
He wanted to place In nomination
John R. McLean of Ohio, and he said
that lie did so on his own authority
He assured the convention that, in
state conven- i though his state delegation had repu
2 with a solid diated him (Marston) the day before,
e representcq mo people ot Louis
iana, and In conclusion he paid a well
worded trlbuto to tho Cincinnati
j Dclcgnto Maloney of Washington,
J without making n nominating spooch.
nameu uames jiamiuon Lewis oi
J. C. Curry of North Carolina con
gratulated the convention upon the
fuct that it had been subjected to a
baptism df patriotism, and upon tho
fact that tho banner of silver in tho
states had not been trailed in thcdusl.
Not a standard, ho said, had been'
lowered or placed In jeopardy. Thero
were cries of "Name your candidate"
from several parts of the hall. Ho
concluded by plnclng in nomination
"Tho man honored by all the people,
that just judge nnd high minded
Democrat, Judge Walter Clark of tho
supreme court of North Carolina."
Tho North Carolina state delegation'
gnyo great applause.
TOM JOHNSON LAUDS FITHIAN.
Ex-CongresJtnan Tom L. Johnson,
the free trade millionaire of Clove
land, appeared next and there was a
cordial demonstration which wns re
peated when Congressman Richardson,
of Tennessee, in introducing him, re
ferred to their services in the Houso
together nnd to the fact that Mr.
Johnson, though a steel rail manufac
turer, advocated placing rails on tho
Mr. Johnson nominated ex-Congress-man
George W. Flthlan of Illinois.
He had seon service in the cause, Mr.
Johnson said, and he had proved true.
He was not woalthy, but the cause
was ono of tho common people nnd a
rich man was not desirable. It was
the cause of humanity. If tho fight
wns to bo money against men, money
would he all on the one. side. "I do
not believe in free silver," said he,,
"but I believe that this Is a great
movement in tho interest of humanity
nnd therefore I am with you."
W. A. Miller of Oregon, a spectacled,
scholarly looking gentleman, pre
sented tho namo of Ex-Governor Pen
noyer of Oregon as one who could se
cure for tho ticket the united vote of
the laboring men.
William A. Burke of California,
named tho veteran Democrat. Arthur
Sewall of Malno, and C, S. Thomas of
Colorado seconded It.
J. D. Showalter of Missouri told tho
convention that It should go to the
East to select "tho statesman most
profound and orator Indeed" who car
ried the banner of the masses and who.
in a Republican district "had been sent
to congress by an overwhelming ma
jority. This man was Joseph Sibley
TEXAS CALLS FOIt Sift. IlLANl).
Governor Culberson of Texas
mounted a chair to tell the convention
that when the nau.o of that stato, was
called, Texas would cast her vote for
Richard P. Bland.
Mr. Morris of Illinois seconded tho
nomination of Sibley and then Mr.
Sloane of Ohio withdrew the name of
Mr. McLean and Mr. Fithian of Illi
nois withdrew in favor of Sibley.
John Scott of Maine closed the speech
making by seconding tlio nomination,
MRS. BRYAN EXPECTED IT.
The Wlto of the I'rolilpntltl Nominee
Prcient at 'o Clliusix
Chicago. July 12. Mr. Brynn re
mained away from tho convention, but
was kept informed at a neighboring
hotel by telephone results.
Mrs. Bryun, a quiet appearing littlo
woman with a refined face, black hair
just becomingly tinged with gray,
and black eyes, sat just to the rear of
the press seats with a Nebraska friend.
She was attired in black cashmere
with trimmings of black and whlto
striped silk, black gloves and black
hat trimmed with purple and bluck sat
in ribbon. She was very self-possessed,
and when approached just nfter the
announcement of Mr. Bryan's nomi
nation said: "We thought yesterday
that Mr. Bryan would be nominated.
Our friends had worked very hard
all morning and Mr. Bryan was given
many pledges Thursday from States
that had other candl lates. I am very
proud of my husband's success, but I
think he has earned It, I don't want
to talk for publication, because I have
really nothing to say except I thank
the delegates for their support of my
A few minutes after the nomination
was made Mrs. Bryan left tho hall
WANTS HIS OLD PLACE.
Mr. Wand 1VI11 Not Accopt Anything hut
the CongreMlonM Nomination.
Lebanon, Mo., July 12. A reporter
went to the Bland farm last night.
"There is a report down town, Mr.
Bland, that you havo been nslced from
Chicago if you would accept tho nom
ination for the vice presidency, if of
fered." "I would not accept the vice presi
dency," Mr. Bland answered quickly.
"I do not think the vice president,
should co-no from tho West. Willi a
Western president, the vice officer
should come from the East I havo
not been offered it."
"Wlllyoubeu candidate for Con
gress iu your district fils year?"
"I expect to make tho raco for Con
gress, and I think I can do as much
for silver in the House of Represen
tatives a? I could anywhere. 1 think
I can be elected. 1 should prefer to
go to Congress to holding any other
office I know of now,"
"I do not wunt to bo governor," Mr.
Bland s-iid with deliheiation. "I can
fight for the silver cauo to better ad
vantage in Coneress than anywhere
else, and that's what I want to do."
liryan Mast fllve Up 810,000.
Chicago, July 12. Mr. Bryan, after
his speech of Thu day had been pub
lUhed in New York, received a tele
gram offering him 80,000 for ten
speeches in MadUun square garden,
New York Of course, his nomina
tion forbids hiB acceptance ot any
Vak..iuh.ou ilutlug Itolti.
Chicago. Julv 1. Washington lies
ing, editor and proprietor of tho Illi
nois Staats Zeitung, ono of the most
influential German papers in the Wt-st,.
has bolted the Chicago convention
and platform. Ho declares that he
canuo; iinu win mil support any cin-
u"""i' miiiiui upon a iree sliver
platform. Thi Siauti Zeitung has
been a power among tho German.
Democrats for many vears.
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