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TIIOS. J. O'lCEEFFB, 1'nulliiher.
HEMINQFOKD, : NEBRASKA.
The government survey in at work In
South Omnha dogs must have tags or
Congressman Horr of Michigan spolto
in Lincoln on the. ?th.
Randolph 1ms contracted for a new
school house to cost 55,000.
Tho Hitchcock County bank nt Cul
bertsou Is in the hands of a receiver.
A farmer In Fawnco county threshed
709 bushels of wheat from twenty acres.
The new It. & M. eating house at
McCook Is rapidly noarlng completion.
Railroads will gUo a one-fare round
trip rate for tho state reunion at Lin
coln. Thoro is a demand at South Omaha
for muttons, and sheep bring good
Colored people of Omaha celebrated
emancipation day by holding a picnic
Charles Thayer, long a citizen of
Wnhoo and an old soldier, died last
week, uged S3.
Discussion of tho union depot at
Omaha 1b still on, but nothing dcflntta
has been decided.
Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman wants 85,000
from South Omaha for injuries received
from a defective sidewalk.
Tho physicians of Seward county
have organized an association, -with
Dr. D. D. Potter president.
Around Winsido a considerable acre
ago of wheat will not be cut becauso of
an excessive growth of weeds.
Tho slx.th annual session of the
Nebraska sugar school opens at the
State university in September.
P. A. Hilderbrand of Plattsmouth,
was prostrated by heat, and at this
writing fatal results aro feared.
William Gill, a farmer living near
Boone, while running a corn sheller
thcro lost his hand in tho machine.
Uev. Jonathan Redding, tho evan
gelist, will begin a scries of meetings at
Liberty to continue for two weeks.
Tho old Settlors' association of York,
Soward, Butler and Polk counties will
abandon its annual picnic this year.
Nelson Stone's residenco ut Juniata
was struck by lightning, but every
menber of tho family dodged tho bolt.
Rev. A. D. Wolfe, pastor of tho
Seward Presbyterian church, has re
signed to accept a pulpit In a Missouri
A party of eastern "real estate men,
200 in number, are expected to mako u
tour of Nebraska during tho month of
Rev. John Clark Hill of Chicago has
"been unanimously called to the pastor
ate of tho First Presbyterian church at
Buy homo made poods and build up
homo industries, is a good policy. Far
rell's Firo Extinguisher, made by Far
rell & co., Omaha.
Bancroft is to have a system of
waterworks ut once. City bonds to tho
extent of SS.000 have been sold and
dirt will begin to fly.
Tho Schuyler Sun has been purchas
ed by R. S. Bulla and T. P. Orth The
latter gentleman was formerly con
nected with tho Fullcrton Nows.
Tho last hope for Hoover, tho Omaha
condemned murderer, is gone. Gov.
Holcomb has refused to interfere and
the law will bo allowed to take its
Quite a number of tho wide awako
farmers around Newcastle are com
mencing to plow the stubblo fields so
as to prevent tho Russian thistle going
An allowanco of S44.600 was mado
last week by tho first assistant post
master general for clerk hire in the
Omaha postofllco during tho present
One of the largest real estate mortg
ages ever filed in Ked Willow county
was placed on record recently at Mc
Cook. It covers a -',000-acre farm and
is for S23.C00.
Tho creamery at Geneva Is paying
out about SI, 200 per month for tho
milk delivered by the farmers from the
vlciulty. They are making about a
ton of butter a day.
Frank Veuch.a Verdon elevator man,
took in 10,000 bushels of old corn last
week and is unable to secure t-mpty
cars enough to make shipments as last
as the grain comes in.
Judge U. I, Hinman of North Plntto
threshed some oats which ran nearly
100 bushels to the acre. On one of the
stalks there were twenty-six kernels.
The entire crop was irrigated.
Governor Holcomb. ex-Assistant Attorney-General
Summers and Judge
Broady will deliver addret-ses at the
tenth annual picnic of the old settlers
at Humboldt on August IS and 13.
Hon. J. Sterling Morton, national
secretary of agriculture, has been visit
ing at Arbor Lodge, near Nebraska
Cay, and will probably make a public
address before returning to Washing
ton. An Otoe county farmer stopped to
light his pipe last week while working
in his oats field. The match also ig.
nited the straw and ten ucres of oats
joined the farmer in a very successful
Ames Wiseman, one of Polk county's
young farmers, while working about
his horses, was kicked in ll.e abdomen
and nearly killed.
The Beatrice canning factory has
began tue summer pack. About aoo
men and boys and gir!s will be given
employment during the season.
A stranger drove a team Into the liv
cry barn at Hastings and said he want
ed to leave it und have the livervman
sell it. He said he needed n 'little
money and was advanced tlo and de
parted. Next morning Sheriff Tuie of
Fremont county and the OAner cume
and demanded the team. It hud been
stolen at Humboldt.
The Stato Banking board hni. Just
completed n -statement of the nmoun;
of funds in stato banks at tho close o!
business June 30. Tho statement doi"
not includo exchange or nmounts due
from other banks, nnd Is as follow:
Gold, 8181,805; silver, 5188.415; cur
rency, 8026,800. This dous not include
pennies or nickels.
Mlchals, the shirt thief, and J-n
Clark, his man, wore tried on P'.-ollm-Inary
examination for burglary nnj
bound over to appear nt the. October
term of tho district cotr.t of Boone
county. Every day nncar.ths new evi
dence of tho wholcsalo. thlovery this
gang has carried ou. It is said they
are wanted at Missouri Valley, la., for
tho samo charge,
Mrs. Cathorlno Drlscoll of South
Omaiia died last week nt Ncola, Iowa.
Mrs. Drlscoll secured judgment against
South Omaha soma time ngo for 82,600
for injuries received on nccount of a
dofcctlvo sidewalk. Tho city confessed
judgment nnd tho claim was about to
bo paid when, through her uttorneys,
she filed a notice alleging fraud, nnd
thus stopped payment for a time.. Mrs.
Drlscoll was about 83 years old at the
timo of her death.
A horso belonging to a pilgrim outfit
shot himself recontly near Lexington.
His owner had left a loaded pistol
lying on a quilt on tho wagon scat.
When no ono was around tho horso
commenced nosing about tho wagon
for something to cat nnd in doing so
pulled tho quilt in such a manner us to
throw tho pistol out which struck on
ono of tho wheels and was discharged,
tho ball striking tho animal in the
flank, and causing his death in half mi
At Chtidron Jack Bright, Thomas
Wilson and Bert Alguirc wero sentenc
ed to four years each in the peniten
tiary by Judge Westover. These arc
the thrco men who pleaded guilty of
robbing tho hardware) store of Robert
McNnirut Crawford. Bright was the
only ono of tho trio who made any
statement, saying ho had left home
two years ago and that upon arriving
nt Crawford with his two companions
they wero unublo to obtain work or
anything to eat and wero compelled to
A Granger (Wyo.) dispatch says:
Tho Omaha city ofllclals' special, con
veying tho city council and some fif
teen citizens representing tho Trans
Mississippi exposition, are en route to
the principal cities in Montana. Utah,
Idaho ami Colorado. All through Wyo
ming today, at Cheyenne, Laramie,
Rawlins, Rock Springs, Green River,
Granger and other places, the city
ofllclals and citizens turned out in largo
numbers with bands of music and
much enthusiasm. All expressed great
interest in tho exposition and gavo as
surunco of co-operation.
Whllo Attorney John V. Morgan of
Nebraska City was looking over the
papers of tho lalo Eugene Wilhelm at
his old home near that city ho found
an Adams Express order far 81,500,
issued in 1853 at Placervllle, Cal.. and
sent by Mr. Wilhelm to his wife,
Martha Wilhelm, and payable to her
order. Why tho order was never
cashed Mrs. Wilhelm, who is a very
old lady, is unable to explain. Tho
head office of tho company ut New
York has been notified that tho order
has been placed in the bank for collec
tion. It remains to be seen whether
tho order will bo ordered by the com
pany after all these forty-three years.
Coroner Victor Carlson of Stroms-
i burg held an Inquest on the body of
Mrs. L. Frerlchs. She had been ill and
becoming discournged took a doso of
strychnine with suicidal intent. She
was tho mother of six children and
was well thought of by her neighbors.
A Washington dispatch says that as
the result of a conference between
Secretory Smith and General Solicitor
Kelly and Land Commissioner McCal
lister, of the Union Pacific Railroad
company, tho former has recommended
to Attorney-General Harmon dismissal
of tho suits now pending in the United
States court of Nebraska against tho
company and purchasers of lands said
to have been erroneously certified to
When Claude Hoover, the condemned
murderer, received tho first news of
the action of the governor in refusing
to interfere in his case he broke down
completely. He had been very con
fident that the governor would com
mute his sentence and had talked very
hopefully of tho possibility of ulti
mately securing his freedom by good
behavior. At no time lias ho given
way to the thought that the governor
would decline to interfere with tho
carrying out of the sentence, and the
news that the last hope was gone und
that no further process could possibly
bo exerted in his behalf carried away
tho last stay and he seemed to realize
that he had but a few days to live and
that an outraged justice must be satis
fied. Tho lost Nebraska crop bulletin re
ports: The rainfall has been generally
heavy, falling in showers accompanied
by high winds, and in a number of
small areas by destructive hail storms.
Tho rainfall to tho extreme southwes
tern counties was between a quarter
and a half an inch, while more than an
inch fell over the rest of the state and
in the lower Platte river valley tho
rainfall was from two to four and a
half inches. The showery week has
been unfavorable for stacking and
threshing small grain and 6ome light
damage is reported from growing in
the shock or heatmg iu the stack. Tho
past week has been very favorable for
corn and it has mado a rapid growth
und the crop is now in an unusually
promising condition and is well ad
vanced for the season of the year.
The champion snake killer of wes
tern Nebraska seems to be Bird Lily,
of Rawhide, who so far this season has
killed 072 rattlers. He found a den of
them near Red Cloud springs early in
the spring nnd has allowed but few of
them to escape.
A committee has been organized In
Frement to put up buildinrs for drying
chicory, and a five acre tract has Leen
secured for that purpose. Two large
brick buildings will be built and tho
chicory in that section will bo dried
there ready to be worked up at the
factory at O'Neill. The Germuu Chic
ory company of O'Neill is the incor
porator of the new company.
SPEErjrfESBY MR. BRYAN.
KlTITA DPnDTI? flDPPm IIIU imrmnnw
lUIUHDUlUDUIlDDl mill ill til Dill
STATION ALONG THE LINE, "
SAYS PLEASANT THINGS.
Leave De Molnct nt OiflO In tlio Morn
lnc Accompanied by General Wea
ver, Who Introduces Him to tho
Crowds Talk of the Cotu
' tug Presidential
GiHNNKM., la., Aug.lC. Early break
fast was served at tho hotel to Mr.
and Mrs. Bryan nt Des Moines nnd at
d:50 they went to tho depot whoro 200
or 300 pcoplo wero assembled. Gen
eral Weaver accompanied Mr. Bryan
to Nowton and Mrs. Watts of Des
Moines rode with Mrs. Bryan as far
as Colfax. Tho train was a local
At Altoona about twenty men wero
on tho platform and they cheered un
til Mr. Bryan appeared. General
Weaver said they were nearly all Re
publicans who had fallen into line for
At Mitchollvillo thoro wero 200 peo
ple at tho depot and Mr. Bryan shook
hands during tho brief stop.
Colfax was reached a few minutes
before 8 o'clock und about 1,000 peo
ple, many of them miners with lamps
in caps, wero present. General Weav
er Introduced Mr. Bryan as tho next
president und ho paid compliments to
General Weaver as a pioneer for free
silver. Tho train was moving as his
last sontonco was uttered.
At Newton at 8:15 there wero about
1.200 pcoplo on tho platform, on box
cars, on buildings and in carriages.
General Weaver preseuted Mr. Bryan,
who said: "If 1 am not mistaken,
your town boars tho natno of a man
who is given credit for starting tho
law of gravitation. Somo of the laws
of finance I may say nil tho great
laws of finance aro as certain in their
oporation and as irresistible in their
forco ns tho law of gravitation. If
you throw n stone In tho air you say
it will come down. Why? Becauso
it is drawn toward tho center of tho
earth. Tho law upon which wo base
our fight is ns suro as that. If wo
have a gold standard prices will co
At Kellogg the 500 people wore ap
peased when Mr. Bryan shook hands
with ns many of them as could push
through the crowd and there was no
deinund for a speech.
At Grlnnell 2,000 peomc wore In
waiting. In tho midst of ,he hand
shaking there wero many cries for a
speecli nnd Mr. Bryan responded,
though a freight train partly spoilud
Iowa City, Iowa, Aug. 8. At Brook
lyn about C00 people listened to a
short address which Mr. Bryan de
livered from a wagon.
There wore 2,00o peoplo at tho Mar
engo depot, but only about half of
those present could get within hear
ing distance of tho rear platform.
Mr. Bryau spoko as follows: "Ladif s
and Gentlemen: The name of youi
town, they tell me, is Marengo, 'und
it recalls ono of tho great battles of
history. I have been told by some of
those who mot me in tho train that
tho battle fought at .Maretigo was no
more bitter as a struggle than tho
battle that is going to bo fought hero
for tho purpose of restoring tho gold
und silver standard of tho constitu
tion. I am glad to hear of it, and I
wish you success in your efforts. I
am not going to enter into a discus
sion of politics, because I have not
been notified of my nomination."
At Downey 1,300 peoplo cheered as
tho tnaln passed, and at West Liberty,
where the train stopped for twenty
minutes for dinner, over a thousand
peoplo greeted Mr. Bryan. Ho de
clined to say anything for the present
when his attention was called to tho
decision of tho gold standard Demo
crats to hold a national convention ut
Indianapolis. Ho was shown a dis
patch announcing that employes of
Pittsburg iron mills had been called
upon to contribute to tho MeKinley
campaign fund, nnd said: "1 verv
much prefer that they contribute their
funds to MeKlnley and their votes to
the cause of free silver."
After dinner Mr. Bryan addressed
tho people from tho porch, saving:
"Ladies and gentlemen: I supposo
that this is what may bo called nn
nfter dinner speech, since I have just
finished nil excellent dinner. I am
very glad to see you and to give you a
chance to meet a candidate. I believe
it is tho duty of any person who is :i
candidate for otlico to become ac
quainted with tho people whom he is
to serve if elected. Thero is an old
fashioned idea which to my niln.l is
tho idea to bo entertained in this coun
try, that the party chosen is nothing
but a hired man, no matter how ex
ulted tho office or how lowly. He Is
simply employed for u certain time at
a certain salary to do certain work
and tho people employ him, not be
cause they desire to, but because they
aro too numerous to do the work
"And you have the right to choose
the persons who are to do your work
nnd to watch them all the timo they
are at work, In other words we live
in a land where tho government de
rives its just powers from tho csnsent
of the governed. Not only tho pow
ers of government, but nil tho
authority of those who govern is de
rived from the peoplo themselves, and
It is my opinion that the people
ought to keep themselves in a posi
tion where they can exercise us much
restraint as possible over those who
temporarily servo them, This is xie
best country in the world. You pick
out a person, put him in office; he
serves you awhile and then bteps
down and becomes one of you again,
und someone else takes the place, and
so wo go en from timo to time. I nm
glad to have a chance to see some of
tho people whose servant I shall be if
in November I shall receive a consti
tutional majority of tho vote of the
THE HOT WEATHER.
Wct of tho MlMlmlppl tho Hottest of
the Venr In MUnonrk nnd Kanmi.
Kansas City, Mo.,Aug.l0. Tho of
ficial tomporuturo hero to-day was 101
degrees with a warm breczo blowing.
The United States report issued this
Yesterday was tho hottest day
this year west of tho Mississippi rlvor,
especially in Missouri, Kansas, Ar
kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Every
weather bureau station in those States
with tho exception of Concordia, re
corded 100 degrees or moro Oklahoma
City recorded 104.
"Tho high temperatures also ex
tended into Minnesota, and South Da
kota, Huron reporting 102 und St.
"Tho highest temperaturo on the
records of tins office occurred yester
day afternoon 102.2 degrees, two
tenths of a degree higher than tho
maximum on July 13, 1800. In tho
extreme Northwest, the lake region
and Ohio valleys, moderate tomper
"During tho past twentv-four hours
light showers fell in the Dakotns,
Nebraska, Montana, New Mexico, and
moderately keuvy showers in Minne
sota and the upper Ohio valley. A
slight shower fell In Eastern Missouri
and a sprinkle In Southwest Kunsan.
At 7 a. m. tho weather was generally
fulr In all sections."
HEAT IN MISSOURI.
Whllo Humanity lit Sweltering, Many
Ilorat Arc Dying- From Heat
Manbmki.p.Mo., Aug. 10. Tho most
damaging drought this section has
experienced In many years Is preva
lent throughout Wright and tho bor
der counties further south. Thero
has been no rain for three weeks, and
ns a result lato corn won't mako over
half a crop. Pastures have been cut
chort and stock of all kinds are suffer
ing for want of ruin. Tho mercury
registered lot yesterday, breaking all
Wkihi City, Mo., Aug. 8. At 3 p. m.
yesterday tho thermometer registered
107 in the shade, being the hottest of
tho season by 0 degrees. Tho intense
heat is killing many horses.
IN FAVOR OF REVOLUTION.
Tho IrUh Niittoniil Alllnnce of America
lltiei iv L'lory Addroi.
New York, Aug. 10. William Ly
man, president of tho Irish National
alliance, and other officers have issued
a long address to men of the Irish
ruco denouncing John Dillon, member
of Parliament, and the proposed con
vention of tho Irish race. It concludes
with tho delaration: "Thero is no
hope for Ireland within tho scope of
tho British constitution. To revolu
tion alone she must look for her re
demption. God save Ireland."
Depositor In l'ocsMon of n Hank.
Nevada, Mo., Aug. !0. When, in ac
cordance with a court order to take
charge of tho Coukling Bros.' banks
hero und at Bronaugh and the branch
banks at Richards and Sholdon, which
had been reported by the secretury of
stato as conducted in an unbusiness
like manner, Receiver C. M. Shortel
and Deputy Sheriff W. W. Hill went
to the Bronaugh concern they found
about 150 depositors present, who said
the money iu tho bank belonged to
them and they did not propose to havo
it taken away. As they were responsi
ble persons the key of tho building
was left in their charge. President
Conkllng claims ho could pay all debts
in forty-eight hours if left fn control.
Itepubllcau Campaign DlvUlons.
Ci.kvki.axi, O., Aug. 10. Chairman
Ilanna, Major C. F. Dick and Colonel
Haskell will leave for Chicago on
Sunday nnd thenceforth the Repub
lican national campaign will bo man
aged entirely from tho Eastern and
Western headquarters, The territory
which the New York office will caro
for consists of Now England, New
York, New Jersoy, Pennsylvania, Del
aware, Maryland, Virginia. West Vir
ginia. Tennessee, North and South
Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The
Chicago olllce will look after the rest
of tho country.
Georgia I'uilon Idea.
ATr.AKTA.Gu., Aug. 10 Tho Populist
state convention nominated Seaborn
Wright of Rome for governor. Tho
convention unanimously adopted u
resolution authorizing the state exec
utive committee at any timo that Mr.
Sewall should be withdrawn from the
Democratic ticket to withdraw six
Populist electors and place six Dem
ocratic electors in their htend. This
done the convention adjourned slue
Secretary Smith's Decision.
Washington, Aug. 0. Secretary
Hoko Smith lius decided in favor ot
tho townsito settlers of Manchester,
Ok., in their cuso against Gilbert M.
Morrison as to lnnds iu the Enid dis
trict, and hustuins tho general land
office in rejecting the claim of Jeffer
son county, Illinois, for tho swumo
land indemnity under the acts of
March 2, 18,',5, and March 3, 18.17.
Lewellliin ror tho Semite.
Wichita, Kan ,Aug. 10. Tho friends
of Governor Lowelling of this county
hnvo entered him in the race for
United States Senator. Their plan is
to first send him to the Stato Sennte,
und they propose to nominate him
next week for that office. Thev claim
that Leedy, if elected, and Leedy's
friends, will be for him, und that they
havo promises to that effect.
Stiver Transformed Into Kohl
NrfwY.mic. Aug. 10. Dr. Stephen II.
Emmens, the chemist and inventor of
the explosive known as "Emmensite,"
which has been adopted by tho United
States government, said to-day that
plans aro under consideration for a
completely equipped laboratory in
New York for tho treatment of silver.
Dr. Emmens asserts that he has dis
covered a process by which silver can
be transformed into gold. While un
willing to reveal his secret, tho doc
tor is sanguine of success and believes
that silver will soon beat a premium
commercially, instead of gold.
HOLCOMB IS CHOSEN.
NOMINATED FOR GOVERNOR BY
Mr, llnrrl of Nemnlia County Solcctbd
for Second l'lnce Without Any Oppo
sition -Funlnn With tho Democrat
Would not Work Uncertainty of tho
Situation Solved by Chairman Smyth's
Action i'npulMU licit-used From All
Fopullit State Convention.
Governor SILAS A. HOLCOMB
Lieut. Governor.... JOHN E. HARRIS
Secretary of State.
W. F. PORTER of Merrick
Auditor , , , ,
JCHN F. CORNELL of Richardson
. ...J. N. MESERVE of Red Willow
Supt, of Public Instruction
W. R. JACKSON of Holt
For Attorney General ,
Commissioner Public Lands and
. J. V. Wolf of Lancaster
....JUDO NEVILLE, (long term)
JOHN KIRKPATRICK, (short trm)
Hastings, Neb., August 0. Tho pop
ulist state convention was held hero
yesterday. It was an hour lato in
assembling. A large portrait of W. J.
Bryan adorned tho back of the stage.
It bore tho legend "No Crown of
Thorns, No Cross of Gold." Chairman
J. II. Edmiston of tho stato central
committeo called the convention to
order and prayer wub offered by Rev.
Mr. Ishum of Hastings.
The secretary read tho call and ex
Mayor A. H. Wier of Lincoln, was
unanimously named as temporary
chairman. Frank E. Eager of Lan
caster. II. A. Edwnrds of Hall. W. H.
Waldron of Adams, and N. R. Green
field of Dawson, wero made secretaries,
and in the absence of contents the list
of delegates ns prepared by the secre
ting- wus occiareu seated.
The committee on permanent organi
zation recommended J. N. tin HI n of
Saunders county fcr chairman und the
temporary secretaries for secretary.
This was adopted and Mr. Gutlln was
escorted to tho chair. He thanked tho
convention briefly and excused himself
from n speech on account of the bus
iness to be transacted.
Senator W. V. Allen, W. N. Poyntcr
of Boone county, L. N. Harrington of
Holt, S. W. Beardsley of Lancaster, J.
H. Powers of Hitchcock, Judge Grim
son of Colfax and Elmer E. Thomas of
Douglas were named as the committee
P. H. Barry of Lancaster moved that
the matter of the selection of the elec
toral ticket be referred to tho execu
tive committee of the stato central
committeo to act in accordance with
tho sentiment of the platform to bo
thereafter adopted. The motion, after
considerable discussion, prevailed.
Nominations were then called for,
and tho action of tho convention re
sulted in tho choice at tho head of this
column. Gov. Holcomb was renomi
nated by acclamation. For lieutenant
governor Senator Harris was named by
Harrington of nolt county coved
that a committeo of flvo bo appointed
to confer with tho representatives of
tho Bryan democracy before making
any further nominations. Adjourn
ment was taken till evening, at which
time the Harrington motion was laid
on tho table. Then followed tho nom
ination of W. F. Porter for secretary of
state. John F. Cornell of Richardson
county was nominated for state audi
tor. J. B. Meserve of Red Willow
county was mado nominee for state
The stato central committeo was au
thorized by resolution to fill any vacan
cies that may occur on the ticket.
At a meeting of the state central
committee, held at the hotel Bostwiek,
P. H. Barry of Lincoln was elected
chairman, and Frank Ager of Lincoln
temporary secretary. They will servo
until the candidates get together and
make their selection.
The committee on platform presented
the following report, which was read
by W. A. Poynter and adopted without
The people's party of Nebraska, in
convention assembled, declares: Wo
most heartily endorse the platform and
action of the people's party national
convention, recently held at St. Louis,
and congratulate the country upjn tho
bright prospect of an effectual union
of all reform forces in the nation.
We favor national aid for an effect
ual system of irrigation of all arid and
We endorse the course of Senator
Allen in the Senate during the past
two years, where ho has s-o ably stood
for tho rights of the people against tho
insolence of organized wealth.
Wo recognize in the administration
of Governor Holcomb an able and eco
nomical management of the executive
department of our state and a complete
and perfect refutation of the charge of
incompetency often made by tho ene
mies of our representatives.
Wo denounce the republican state
officers for their persistent nnd unlaw
ful refusal to invest tho permanent
Stato funds, amounting to S.130.000, and
we unhesitatingly approve the position
taken by Governor Holcomb in his
efforts to invest said funds in state and
county bonds and registered warrants,
as directed by the constitution.
We hold that the formation of mu
tual and fraternal associations for tho
protection of their members against
loss by fire, death and accident is a
right of tho American citizen that
should bo fostered and protected by
law. We approve the present valued
policy law and demand its rigid and
We cordially endorse the Trans-Mis-shs
ppi und International Exposition
to lie held in Omaha in 1S0S and we
urge upon tho people of the state en
couragement and support thereof. Wo
recognize in the enactment of the law
tho untiring efforts of Nebraska's
senior senator for the upbuilding and
pr perity of our state and of the great
THE STATE COMMITTEE.
Tl e roll of counties was culled for
nomination of memlers of the state
committee. It resulted: Adams county,
Dr. J. T. Steele, Huttings; Antelope.
J. D. Hatfield, Neligh; Boone. W. J.
I'oynter; Box Butte, G. M. Culliver,
Alliance; Buffalo, E. Youman, Sheltonj
Burt, E. W. Peterson, Tokamah; But
ler, Thomas Weloh, David City; Cass,
James Roush, Alva; Cedar, John II.
Fotrlch; Cherry, G. P. Crabb, Valen
tine; Clay, Honry Renting, Saronville;
Colfax, John C. Sprecher, Schuyler;
Custer, James Holland, Broken Bow;
Dawes, J. J. Adams, Crawford; Daw
son, J. II Donohuo, Lexington; Dixon,.
Warner Star, Allen; Dodge, R. IX
Kelly, Fremont; Douglns, A. J. Will
iams, Irvington; Dundy, D. E. Walker,
Bcnkclman; Fillmore, 0. D. Wilton,
Geneva; Franklin, James Campion,
Bloomington; Frontier, D. L. McBrider
Furnas, W. J. McKcnna, Arapahoe;;
Gago, W. A. Wagner, Beatrice; Gar
field, T. G. Hatnlt, Burwcll; Gosper, S.
B. Yocrman, Elwood; Greeley, P. H.
Barry, Greeley; Hall, E. E. Shuman,
Grand Island; Hamilton, F. M. How
ard, Aurorn; Harlan, Thomas Moore,
Alma; Haves, J. E. Hammond, Hayes
Center; Hitchcock, G. W. Carter, Dyke;.
Holt, O. A. McCutchdn, O'Neill: How
ard, C. Bradley, St. Paul; Jefferson,
Thad William", Falrbury; Johnson,
W. G. Levine, Tecumsch; Keurncv, E.
O. Mead, Kearney; Keith, J. W. Sher
man, Ogallala; Iveya Paha. H. Maley;
Knox, C. C. Crocket, Niobrara; Lan
caster, C. W. Hockin, Lincoln; Lincoln,
T. T. Keller, North Platte; Logan, W.
H. Mnnfield. Gandy; Loup.T. A. War
kin; Madison, Joo Martin, Madison;
Merrick, W. F. Porter, Clnrks; Nance,
W. P. Potter. Fullerton; Nemaha, A.
P. Robertson, Brock.
The members of the democratic steer
ing committee, who wero in attend
ance at tho populist convention
were much incensed at tho
manner in which their overtures were
received. After two days of hard work
they accomplished nothing, and tho
action of C. J. Smyth in withdrawing
their request for representation is.
taken to signify that fusion will not
fuse in Nebraska this yenr. Mr. Smyth
was unwilling to say what the policy
of his party would be; whether it
would put up a ticket, of its own was a.
matter to bo decided later. He would
consult with his colleagues on the
state central committee, and their pol
icy would bo determined on hy tho
time their state convention met.
Others of the committee did not hesi
tate to emphatically denounce the
action of the populists and to declaro
that under no circumstances would
they vote to endorse tho populist
ticket. In the discussion that took
place regarding division of offices. Sen
ator Stewart wanted to know why tho
silver democrats were moro entitled to
representation than tho silver republi
cans. Harrington of Holt county
moved as a substitute that two places,
on the ticket be left to be filled by
democrats and ono to bo filled by freo
stlver republicans. Thero was a long
debate on tho question. It was a con
tinuation of the same arguments heard
all through tho convention and was
marked by frequent confusion. Tho
delopates might have talked on and
on had not Chairman Smyth of tho
democratlc stato centrnl committee
sent a note in which he broke off alL
negotiations by withdrawing their re
quest for places on the state ticket
GEORGE T. ANTHONY DEAD.
The Kansas Pioneer and Ex-GoTrnol-No
TorEKA, Kon.,Aug.7. Ex-Governor
Georgo T. Anthony died at i0:35last
night, ne had been 111 about three
Governor Anthony was born in.
Mayfield, Fulton county, N. Y.,June0,
1824. Ills parents wero Quakers. Ho
worked on the farm from the age of
12 to 18, attending the neighborhood
school during the winter months. He
was apprenticed to the tin and cop
persmith trade at Union Springs, N.
Y., at tho ago of 10, following it for
fivo years. In 1852 ho engaged in tho
hardware business at Medina, N. Y.
Ho married Rosa A. Lyon of Medina
tho same year. She survives him. In
1853 he added a stove manufactory to
his business, continuing it until ltieo,
when ho removed to New York city
antt engaged in tho commission busi
ness. In 16C2 Governor Morgan of New
York commissioned Anthony to help
raise and oi ganizo troops under the
call of that year. He was mustered,
into service as captain of the Seven
teenth New York independent battery
of light artillery, serving with the
Eighteenth urmy corps till tho close of
the war. Ho was breveted major for
services in the last campaign at Appo
mattox court house, and mustered out.
ut Richmond June 12. 16(55.
Anthony camo to Kansas in Novem- '
her, 1805, locating at Leavenworth,
Ho engaged in tho newspaper busi
ness, editing tho Daily Bulletin at
Leavenworth and afterward the Daily
Conservative. Later he edited tho
Kansas Farmer. In 1S07 he was ap
pointed United States asslstont inter
nal revenuo assessor, and a year later
he was appointed collector of internal
revenue. In 1375 ho was elected the
beventh governor of Kansas, serving
ono term. Prior to that time ho had
officiated as president of tho State
Board of Ajjrlculture for three years,
and of tho Board of Centennial man
agers for Kansas.
Retiring from tho governor's office,
he accepted a position with the Santa
Fo nnd helped extend tho road into
Mexico. He served as chairman of
the State Boird of Railroad Commis
sioners under Governor Humphrey,
and Governor Morrill, in !8o5, ap
pointed him to bo state superintend
ent of insurance, which position he
left vacant by his death. Governor
Anthony always was a radical Repub
lican, and for many years a power in
Kansas politics. His last active work
was at the Lawrence convention,
which nominated Colonel Jack Harris
WATSON IN THE CHAIR.
The Topnllit Vlco l'rrildeiitlal Nominee
rreildea Over Georcla 1'opuIUtfc
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 7. The largest
and most enthusiastic state conven
tion tho PopulUts of Georgia havo
ever held assembled to-duy in the hall
of the House at the slate c.ip.tol. The
presence ot Thomas E. Watson, tho
parly's nominee for vice president,
added interest to the occasion and
worked the enthusiasm up 10 as high
a tempcraluic us that of tho weather.
Thomas E. Watson calied the con
vention to order at 11;15 o'clock. Ho
made no bpecch, but the dropping of
his travel was the signal for an out
burst from the delegate .
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