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HSMINQFORO. - NEBBASKA
The city council of Blnlr hns Instruct
pd the city attorney to begin proceed.
JnRB to forfeit the franchise of the Be.
itrlce Itnpld TrnnBlt and Power com.
tonny, nnd the Electric company, Iti
Successor. The franchise In owned nmj
controlled by John A. Horbnch o
Omaha, who has refused to operate tlif
'system for the pnst two years.
Louis JotTeo's, a tad 12 years of age,
.went swimming In the river Just soutlj
pf the Union Pacific bridge at Omuhu,
,He was cntight In an eddy, carried ou
,lnto the middle of the river nnd wai
drowned. Prank Blrkc, n companion
who was also In swimming, reported
Ithe case to several of the dwcllcri
"along the river bank. Jefferys was nn
orphan nnd lived with A. W. Wllllami
at 1707& St. Mary's avenue.
The Interstate grnln dealers' conven.
tlon was held at Omahn. The early
ipnrt of the session was devoted to the
reading nnd Iscusslon of papers by
members of the convention, nt tin
conclusion of which the grain dentert
went Into executive session until I
o'clock. At that hour adjournment win
taken until 2 o'clock the next day. Th
subjects and readers of the papers sub,
,mltted and discussed during the open
(session were the following: "General
Information Regarding the Inspection
iof Grnln In Chicago," K. J. Noble, chlel
8'nspector, Chicago; "History of the
own and Missouri Union and Its Sue.
icess," D. Hunter, Hntnburg, la,; nd.
fdrcss, "How the Union Hns Ilenelltei
Me," Charles S. Clark, Chicago; on nd.
ilress on "A Member's Duty," D. N.
fDunlap, Fontnnelle, In.; nddress on
i"Whnt a Secretary of n Grain Dealers'
kAscsoclntlon Has to Contend With,"
'George A. Stlbbens.
Mrs. Hnttlo Huston nnd Miss Anna
Hlekenlooper of Shlckley hnd a nar
'row escape from asphyxiation by gas
In Omaha Wednesday night nt their
room, 1312 Fnrnnm street. Upon retlr.
Ing they blew out the gas, and but foi
ithe timely discovery made by Mrs. Brl.
denbeckcr of the presence of the gai
they would now both be subjects for
the coroner. Drs. Lee nnd Hey resuscl
tated them after considerable elrort.
Iboth women .being unconscious when
first found. Mrs. Huston wns lying on
the floor nlmost dead. A ladder wru
used from the street to communicate
with the room, as the door was locked
The steamship Senator, on which th
First Nebraska regiment embarked for
Manlln, is an old coast line vessel. She
belonged to Goddnrd Nelson nnd Per.
kins and wns In the const trade In 1870.
At thnt time Bhe wns plying between
San Francisco and Lc-a Angeles. She
,wus considered rather a small veeBel
for the trade then. The dispatches say
the regiment filled the ahlp. Their quar
ters must be close. Indeed. "Twenty,
two yenrs ago," sold a well known cltl.
zen, "I sailed out of the Golden ante
aboard of her, nnd when she Btruck the
waves of the high sens a sicker boy
you never saw. Any old woman could
,have thrown me overboard nnd I would
have welcomed It as a relief. All that
night la sat In my bunk while the tittle
vessel rocked nnd plunged like soma
crazy things on the billows of the sen.
The next afternoon I landed nt Port
Harford fully determined to walk n.
thousand mlloB rather than ever again i
venture on thnt big duck pond In such
little tub of a craft." I
The Nebraska State Medical society
finished Its work at Omaha after ona
of the i.iost Interesting sessions In Iti
history. The last session was devoted
to "Obstetrics and Gynecology." undo
direction of Dr. Grothan of St, Paul. (
Secretary Simmons of Lincoln delivered
nn address, and Dr. Bullnrd of Pnwn-a
City made an Interesting talk, followed
by a discussion In which many of the
delegates participated. The nelectioiil
of Dr. A. It. Mitchell of Lincoln for
president meets with general approval,
nnd Dr. J. T. Miller of Holdrege for
first vice president was a popular
choice. Dr. George H. Simmons' re-elet.
tlon by unarilmous choice Is considered
n deserved compliment. A. D. Nesbl(
of Tekamah, who was chosen second
vice president, W. M. Knnpp of Lin.
coin, who was re-elected treasurer, and
the election of H. B. Lowry of Lincoln
for corresponding secretary, are fa
Governor Holcomb has directed the
adjutant general to forward to tin
commanding ofllcer of the First Ne
braska at Manila nn order approving
the discharge of Captain John G. Pnln.
ter of company M In nccordnnce with
the medlcl bonrd'B report of physical
disability. First Lieutenant Lincoln
Wilson, regimental quartermaster, now I
on recruiting detail at Hastings. Ii'
promoted to the rank of captain nnO
nsslgned to the commnnd of company
M, vice Painter, dlscbnrged for dlsn
blllty. Second Lieutenant Warren L.
McLaughlin of company C Is promoted
to the rank of first lieutenant nnd ap
pointed regimental Quartermaster n
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Wilson Is now In Nebraska and the va,
cancy In compnny M occurred Just at
the regiment sailed, that company It
commanded for the present by Flrsl
Lieutenant Claris V. Tnlbot. Anothet
company, A of the First, Ib commanded
by its first lieutenant. Captain G. t
Holdman being nt Omaha on recruiting
duty. First Lieutenant Fred M. Yah
commnndB the company.
Washington, D. C, June 20. Afte
careful consideration the president nni
his advisers have decided jto postpr
the main Cuban Invasion nnd the
tnck on Havana until after tthe ralnj
season. The dnnger from disease tha
the army would have to encounter 1
it should Invade Cuba during the sum.
mer would be very great, nnd the pres.
'ldent hns come to the conclusion tha'
It would be a useless waBte of liutnni
life to send the American troops Intj
Cuba before fall. It Is not the Intentloi
to let the fearful suffering of the Cu.
banB continue for any length of time.
In the very near future the Unltej
States will seize some place on t h)
northern const of Cuba and form i
Junction with the nrmy of General Go.
mez. Through this channel of com
munlcntlan the government will supplj
the stnrvlng Cubans with nn abundant
While Major General Miles was In tht
fouth he was In constnnt communlca.
tlon with General Gnrcla. The Insur
gent general was Informed that th
American army would be sent to San
tlago de Cuba, and that his trooj
would be plentifully supplied by thi
United States with food and clothlnt
nnd munltlnnB of war. By forming J
Junction with General Gomez It will b
possible for the United States govern
Trent to relieve the sufferings of th
Cubans In all parts of th Island. Gen
fral Garcia will distribute food In hi
section of Cuba and General Gomez U
Nebraska Leads Off with a Day of its Own
in True Western Style.
HER LOYAL, ELOQUENT SONS
The Wonderful Speech of Gurley the G-ifted
Young Republican. , , , .
PATRIOTIC DAY, PATRIOTIC MEN.
All Nebraska is Proud of Her Showing
Among the States there Represented.
I Omaha, June 21. "Nebraska Day"
was a beautiful day, but the several
weeks of wet weather Just prior to that
occasion hnvlng given awny to bright
sunshiny days, made It necessary fot
tenH of thousands of farmers to re
main In their fields, fighting weeds,
who otherwise would have visited the
exposition on that day. The attend
ance, however, wnB moat excellent, nnd
everybody scemd well pleased with
the show nnd especially were they
pleased with the Nebraska building and
the hearty welcome there extended to
At the Nebraska building, the host
ess, Miss Mellona Butterfield, nnd the
asBlstnnt hostess, Mrs. W. C. Hunter,
wcr early on hand putting the finish
ing touches here nnd there In readiness
for the nntlclpnted crush,
DISTINGUISHED GUESTS ARRIVE.
The distinguished guests of Nebraska
day came up on the early morning
train from Lincoln, and were met nt
the depot by President Neville, Secre
tary Campbell and Commissioner Cnn
per of the state commission. The
party consisted of Governor Holcomb
and staff In uniform, the state officers,
William J. Bryan, Senntor Allen, the
living ex-governnrH of the state nnd
the speakei'8 of the day.
Carriages were In waiting nnd the
party was driven direct to the grounds,
no Htop being mnde until the Ne
braska building wn reached.
A largo number of vlsltorn were wait
ing nt the building In company with
the other members of the Btnto com
mission to extend nn Informal wel
come to the guests.
, Th party took station In the gov
ernor's suite of rooniB opening off the
balcony, where an Informnl reception
was hold until the opening exercises
were begun at 11:30.
Long before that hour the general
trend In nil parts of the grounds wbb
toward the Nebraska building. It wns
early manifest that the noticeably large
numbers passing through the turn
etlleB wore drawn thither by the "Ne-
.braska," feature, nnd nil visitors
seemed to experience a sense of pro
prietorship nnd a feeling of prldo
in the proceedings of the day.
1 The expoHlttnn grounds nt least
learned that Nebraska people have a
deep and nbldlng Interest In William
J. Bryan, for If there wns one question
that was naked oftener thnn nny other
during the mornlg hourfl, It was as to
whether Bryan would be here or when
ho would speak, or some other infor
mation regarding him.
Senntor Allen was nnother whoBe
coming the crowd seemed to warmly
nppreclate, and his appearance was
greeted with generous applause.
CROWDED STATE BUILDING.
Some of the visitors tarried for n
time on the Grand Plnzn to. listen to
the music of the United States Mnrlne
band, but did not allow the attraction
to make them late to the exercises of
the stnte day.
At 10:30 pIcturesquenesB wns given to
the throngB entering, for then the gov.
ernor nnd his uniformed staff were
going up the Bteps. nnd the Omaha
Military band had Just arrived. The
band was Btatloncd In the west bnl
cony, above the entrance, nnd gave a
concert there until the signal wnB
given for It to appear below.
Some time before 11:30. the hour set
for the exercises to open, the large
rotunda of the building In which every
body on this day took especial pride
was full of Nebraskans from every
part of the state, and the gallery was
crowded several deep.
It was found most convenient, on ac
count of the crowded condition of the
building, to hnve the band retain Its
original station, and while it played n
march the state commissioners, gov
ernor and staff and others on the pro
gram walked down the stairs from the
governor's suite of rooms and took
their places on the plntform. Included
In the party were also Senntor Allen.
ex-Governor Boyd, ex-Governor Saun
ders nnd ex-Governor Crounpe.
WELCOME TO BUILDING.
Commissioner Boydston delivered n
few wordn of welcome no the matter of
ceremonies, and Introduced Chancellor
McLean of the stnte university.
The chancellor delivered the Invoca
tion, recognizing the favor of God In
granting victory to American arms on
the sens and his mercy In granting the
pence and prosperity of the people of
Nebraska and nil state. He asked
that the exposition should be n manl
testation, not of pride, but ns show
ing that God was with his people. Mu
sic followed by the York Glee club.
Governor Holcomb. In accepting the
building, expressed the Joy that he had.
and which he was sure all had, In this
occasion, the first of Its kind ever seen
In Nebrnsku. He was sure that the ex
governors on the platform would share
his pride In what was seen here nnd
which was made possible by the spirit
and nchlevement In the first place of
the pioneers, nnd In the next place by
the efforts of those who followed them.
It was a proud day for the citizens of
Nebraska when he reflected on the his.
tory of the state and the hardships of
the early pettlers with what was the se
quel of those days. Where was now any
fairer land than Nebraskn7 It stood first
in the collection of states, and its peo
ple asked all to come and witness Its
accomplishments, devoted to human
progress and self-advancement.
Though there had been years of
drouth, It should not be forgotten that
on the average the state had produced
an abundance of those things that are
for the comfort and happiness of Its
people, and especially It should not be
forgotten what had been the result of
the years of plenty, when Nebraska
produced one-eeventh of all the corn
and one-twelfth of all the wheat in the
United Stntea. But advantngCB of cli
mate nnd soli nlone would not rnnlte a
great Btnte. An Intelligent citizenship
wns essential, nnd this Nebraska nlso
had, and which was the promise of a
still greater and more glorious common
wealth. MR. BRYAN SAYS A FEW WORDS
Groat Commonor Stands with tho
Fathers on Aggression Question
After discussing the resources of Ne
braskn, Mr. Brynn mnde the following
reference to the war and Its results:
Nebraska Ib ready to do her part In
time of war as well ns In time of pence
Her citizens were nmong the first to
give expression to their sympnthy with
the Cuban patriots, and her representa
tives In the senate and house took n
prominent part In the ndvoency of
nrmed intervention by the United
When the president Issued a call for
volunteers. Nebraska's quota wc
promptly furnished and Bhe Is prepared
to respond to the second und subsequent
Nebraska's attitude upon this subject
doeB not, however, Indlcnte that tho
stnte Is Inhnblted by a contentious or
warlike people; It simply proves that
our people understand both the rights
inferred nnd the obligations Imposed
by proximity to Culm. Underatnndliu:
these rights and obligations they do not
shrink from any consequences which
may follow the performance of n na
War Is harah; it is attended by hard
ship and suffering; It means a vast ex
pendlture of men and money. We may
pray for the coming of the time, prom'
ised In holy writ, when the speurs shall
be beaten into pruning hooks and the
swords Into plowshares; but universal
pence cannot come until justice Is en
throned throughout the world. Jeho
vah deals with nations as he deals with
men, and for both decrees that the
wages of sin is death. Until the right
has triumphed In every land and love
reigns InV every heart, governments
must, na a Inst resort, appeal to force.
As long an the oppressor Is deaf to the
voice of reason, so long must the citi
zen accustom his shoulder to the mus
ksl and his hand to tho saber.
Our nation exhausted diplomacy in
Its efforts to secure n peaceable solution
of the Cuban question, and only took
up arms when it was compelled to
choose between wnr nnd servile acqui
escence in cruelties which would have
been a disgrace to btrbarlsm.
History will vindicate the position ta
ken by the United States In the wnr
with Spain. In saying this I nsHunv
that the principles which were lnvnkr-1
In the Inauguration of the war will br
observed In Its prosecution and conclu
sion. If n contest undertaken for th
anke of humanity degenerates Into n
war of conquest we shall find It difficult
to meet the charge of having added
hypocrisy to greed.
Is our national character so weak
that we cannot understand the temptn
tlon to appropriate the first piece of
land that comes within our reach?
To Inlllct upon the enemy nil posslblr
harm Is legitimate warfare, but shall
we contemplate a scheme for the colo
nization of the orient merely becnus
our fleet won a remarkable victory In
the harbor of Manila?
Our guns destroyed a Spanish flct.
but can they destroy thnt self-evident
truth, thnt governments derive their
Just powers, not from Buperlor force,
but from the consent of the governed?
Shall we abandon a Just resistance to
Europenn encroachment upon the west
ern hemisphere, In order to mingle ii
the controversies of Europe and Asia?
Nebraska, standing midway betwee-i
the oceans, will contribute her fu'l
share toward the protection of our sen
const; her pons will support the flag at
home and abroad, wherever the honor
and the Interests of the nntlon mny re
quire. Nebraska will hold up the hands
of the government while the battl
rages, and when the wnr clouds roll
away her voice will be heard pleading'
for the maintenance of those Ider.s
which Inspired the founders of our gov
ernment and gave the nntlon Its proud
eminence among the nations of the
If others turn to thoughts of nggrni.
dlzement and yield allegiance to those
who clothe land covetousness In the at
tractive garb of "nntlonal destiny." the
people of Nebraska. If I mistake not
their sentiments, plnnt themselves upon
the disclaimer entered by congress, and
expect that good faith shall character.
Ize the making of peace as It did the
beginnlg of war. Goldsmith calls upon
"to Judge how wide the limits stnnd
Betwixt a splendid nnd a happy land "
If pome dream of the splendors of n
heterogeneous empire encircling the
globe, we shnll be content to aid In
bringing enduring happiness to a homo,
geneous people, consecrated to the pur.
pose of maintaining a government of
the people, by the people, and for the
.1 ! Hi II I I
Opportunity for Saving In MnsM,
chusetts the savings bank deposits av
erage $200 per head of the whole pop
ulation. This Is largely due to the fa
cilities for depositing small savings.
These are absent In other states, and It
Is estimated by Edward Atkinson that
if postal savings banks were estab.
Jlshcd that In twenty years the average
deposits In the United States might be
$100 per capita, an aggregate sum of
J7.500.000.000. Mr. Atkinson does not
say so, but this Immense sum would
have to be Invested and would be ufft.
dent to accomplish the nationalization
of rallroadB, telegraphs and other pub
RESIDENT WATTLES' ADDRESi
ixocutlve of tho Exposlton Spenki
as a Business Man.
In behnlf j6f the management of thA
rrans.MloiilBslpnl nnd InterntttlOnalexpol
lltlon I uccijpt this beautlf, l building iTed
K-ajed here today forjtlie comfort anil con!
mileritd ofthd cltiztms of Nebraska, n
rommend the wlndom of Its concejitl-m,
the care nnd economy In Its erection nnd
the beauty and convenience of Its design,
rlie management of the exposition upprc
elates the brond nnd liberal hospitality ol
Ihe stnte board of directors In providing
i home on theso grounds, not only for our
own citizens, societies anil Institutions, but
tor the representatives of other states nnd
territories. The comforts IIiIb building
will afford to thounnntlH of strangerH who
fvlll accept Its hospitality will do much to
lccomplish one of the great objects of this
xposltion, which Is to cement the ties of
friendship nnd good feeling and bind to
rether with pleasant memories and com
mon Interests tho citizens from all parts
5f thlB great country. The cast has mis
understood tho went und has not appreci
ated ItB resources, Its citizens and Its mag
nificent opportunities. To the stnte of Ne
braska tho future historian will glvo the
credit of erecting In times of adversity a
great exposition, destined to brenk down
prejudices, build up commerce and pro
moto peace and good will throughout the
When our excellent governor recom
mended In his Inst biennial message to tho
legislature of this state a liberal appro
priation In nld of tills exposition, a dis
cission of the merits of this enterprise
wns precipitated throughout the state,
vnicn ror several months grew in inten
sity until a bill was finally passed nnd be
came a law providing for a state building
and a stnte exhibit. .Many of the speeches
In opposition to this measure would be
amusing if reproduced hero today. But
when wo consider the conditions which
prevailed three yturs ago In this state, wo
nnot wonder that many questioned the
Ailvisnbllty of the enterprise. A great
panic had paralyzed our business Interests:
two crop failures had discouraged our
farming communities; many of our citi
zens In tho western parts of tho Btnto had
but recently received public charity and
many had abandoned their lands to peek
homes in southern climes or to go back to
eastern friends and rellatlves. Conditions
never seemed moro discouraging, and to
mnny who lived only in tho present nn ex
position of our resources In 1S98 meant
Sallure nnd disgrace.
A GOOD INVESTMENT.
But the financial benefits of this exposi
tion to tho state of Nebraska and to tho
entire west will amply repay the ex
penses and effort In Its promotion. Already
the attention of the world has been at
tracted by tho mnenlflccnt dlsnlav of
pur resources here made, and during tho
next four months thousands of home
Bookers and Investors will visit the expo
Mtlon and Investigate the opportunities
Df the west. That thla Btnto will secure its
full share of this tide of Immigration wo
tannot doubt when wo consider that the
growing crops this year In many counties
promise to exceed the value of the farms
pn which they are produced, that the live
ptock Interests of tho Btnte have doubled
n tho past four years, nnd that thousands
of acres of the richest and best lands In
tho world for tho production of corn and
eugar beets aro today unoccupied. New
life and energy will be infused In nil
branches of Industry throughout the Btato
by tho men and money thnt will be at
tracted hero by the exposition nnd tho lm
proved condition which now prevails. The
Investment of this state will be returned
many fold by tho increase In value of Its
taxable property nnd by tho higher and
better civilization of Its citizens.
In view of tho many benefits of this
exposition to tho Btate of Nebraska I
most heartily congratulato his excellency
tho governor, the law makers of the state
Bnd tho stato board of directors of the
BJP08.v'on on tn wisdom and statesman
ship displayed In making an appropriation
for a state building and an exhibit here,
I congratulate them on this magnificent
building, which does honor to the state
It . represents and credit to the exposition
pf which It forms a part. In tho name of
ho exposition. I accept this building for
the purposes for which it Is this day dedi
cated. A REPUBLICAN ON AQITATION
The Word Is Most Beautifully, Log
ically and Dlspatlonately Qlven.
Fellow Citizens: The dedication of the
Nebraska building Is In reality the In
auguration of the Trans-MlBslssippl ex
position. The orators of this occasion,
speaking with authority, voice the wel
come of a moat gracious host the com
monwealth of Nebraska. The ceremo
nies of this hour convey formal notice
to tho civilized world that the hospital
ity of our state is boundless, and that
every guest within our gates shall find
a royal welcome.
The American exposition of brondeBt
scope has heretofore been not only
commemorative, but has been the
chronicle of some great nntlonal an
niversary, or the celebration of an
epoch In history.
Such wns the Centennial a palace
wonderful reared on the summit of n
hundred years, filled with the trophies
pf a concluded century; such the mar
vellous Columbian celebration which in
1SD3 rose like a vision of beauty on
the southern shore of Michigan; that
matchless memorial In marble of the
valiant voyager of Genoa, and his first
glimpse of the palm trees of San Sal
vador. The Trans-MIsslsslppl exposition hns
no place in this majestic series of for
mal festivals. No memory which duty
enjoins to embalm In marble sits en
throned among the palaces of this tri
It rears today Its domes of gold nnd
minarets of nlabaster ns an inspira
tion born of the passionate impulse of
p. proud people; not a memory, but n
radiant dream a dream which Is also
For more thnn a hundred years the,
traditions of the republic have found
lodgment nmong the granite hills of
New England, and In the pine groves
jtnd cotton fields of the balmy south. It
is to these great sections of our nation
al domain, the one rich In the sentiment
bf Puritan prowess, the other warm In
the memory of colonial chivalry, we
look for the lustre of our llnenge.
To New England nnd the South we
turn with pride to rend the annals of
American ancestry: but In the mag
nificent prairie and mountain states,
Jhose colossal principalities which com
prise the "seat of empire" of the new
west, enthroned between the mountains
and the Mississippi, we behold the ful
fillment of the hope of American pos
terity. The sum nnd substance of this superb
creation Is lost In any effort to merely
ptate statistics. The splendor of this
Irlumph Is clouded by any puerile at
empt to reduce Its significance to fig
ires and monetary values. The bov
irelgnty of the combined common
wealths, whose participation In this fes
tival ndds to their glory, would suffer
lfmarred by the obtruslveness of the
trader, who would ostentatiously stake
off their acreage, and find their highest
destiny In weights nnd measures.
The Centennial and World's Fair were
kuperb monuments to the glittering pa
geantry of completed history, they con
stituted a supreme summing up of the
past; they were radiantly representa
tive of stupendous accomplishment.
They bore evidence to the virility nnd
vigor of youth attained, and In their
loftiest conception were retrospective.
The exposition to which we bid you
tvelcome Is unique In character, and
In Its promise of future grandeur more
wonderful thnn the crystallization of
penturleB of mntured development
jvhlch characterized the national pa
geants at Philadelphia and Chicago.
The perfected products of a matured
civilization may well incite the admira
tion of men. But It has remained for
the progreulve population of this royal
eglon, rich In resourceB beyond the
light of the most exuberant fancy, to
jTegfmt for the delectation of mnnklnd
he. Inexhaustible treasures of an In
.otnparable territory comprising the
nt" princely provinces of our national
Igrom the overflowing granaries of our
.ifnrrlo stales we are to reed the fnmlne
trlcken nations of the earth, while
from the deep nnd vaulted recesses of
'tur mountain ranges, accessible to tho
genius nnd labor of man, we are ex
tracting these precious metals which
constitute the purchasing power of all
This exposition Is representntlve not
of what we have been, but rather of
what we may be, and under the provi
dence of God, what we are to be.
Nebraska rejoices that the time has
come when ns the official representa
tlve of the groat west she mny extend 8
welcome to the denizen of the east;
hopeful und confident thnt by contact
and association, those errors and mis
conceptions which have nrlsen ns to
the character nnd purpose of her citi
zenship mny be forever swept away. ,
Conservative and radical are much
abused termB. In recent yenrs they
have been employed to emphasize a de.
marcntlon line between the so-called
eastern nnd western hnlves of the re
public. The accumulated wealth of tha
east, by virtue of the logic of human
nature, has Impressed Its timidity and
conservntlve quality upon the citizen
ship of that portion of the republic.
In the eaBt dwell the sentinels oj
wenlth. In the west the pioneers of for
tune. He who has Ib ever conservative
while he who hopeB Is ever radical. 1
do not hesitate to affirm that the rad
icalism of the west, born of honest tu
mult and patriotic commotion is tin
sure sign of that superb progression
which blnzes the pathway of civilization
and builds the roadways for the onward
march of humanity townrd the final
and triumphant destiny of the race.
It wns the radicalism of "stern men
with empires In their brains" which
made possible the habitation of this
strange new world, by other than tho
red man of the forest nnd the prairie.
It was the radicalism of high hopes and
noble aspirations which drafted our Im
mortal declaration, fashioned a free em
pire from the province of a prince, and
made an nllen of a king! It was the
radicalism of men, ragged and shoeless,
the Incarnation of loyalty, staining the
snows of Valley Forge with the crim
son of their own blood, which main
tained the Integrity of the colonial
nrmy, sustained the sinking heart of
Washington nnd secured the surrender
at Yorktown. It was the radicalism of
Ulysses S. Grant which planned the;
siege of Vlcksburg, and hurling again,
nnd again the union forces ngalnst tho
wavering barriers of the confederacy,1
procured nt last a priceless peace, seal
ed by the sheathed sword of Lee on
that famous Sabbath morn. It was thq
radicalism of a Green Mountain boy,
which conveyed an American fleet lr
the darkness of the night, ncross tho
death traps of a hostile harbor, covereil
by the fire of murderous batteries, anij
an opposing" squadron; nnd today thtj
sky rings with bheers for a new found,
hero, while the name of Dewey is writ
ten among the stars.
To be radical is to agitate, and In agi
tation lies the safety of the republic.
Some one has defined agitation to be
"marshaling the conscience of a nation
to mould Its laws," and since John
Brown trod the soil of Kansas we of the
west have been agitators.
Popular government can only exist
through a continual process of fermen-j
tation. Free speech ia at the basis ofj
free institutions, and out of the clamor
and heat of partisan, discussion arises
the best thought, the' highest purpose)
of a patriotic people. Said the great)
Ersklne, more than a hundred yenn
ago: "When men can freely communl-j
cnte their thoughts and their suffer-i
Ings, real or Imaginary, their passions
spend themselves In air, like gunpow
der scattered upon the surfnee, but pent
up by terrors, they work unseen, burst
forth In a moment, and destroy every
thing In their course. Let reason be
opposed to reason, and argument to nrn
gument, and every good government Is
My fellow citizens, I can conceive of)
no more appropriate occasion than thej
present, on this day, and at this hourj
surrounded by these magnificent tem
ples and palaces, which bespeak the In
dustry, the patriotism, the culture nnd
refinement of our people; to protest
against the misconception of our Btatus
as u commonwealth, or our purpose an
a people. With seventeen years of per
sonal knowledge and an Intimate ac
quaintance with the history of Nebras
ka since Its admission to the sisterhood
of states; as a loyal son of this glorious
commonwealth, I challenge the nsserj
tlon, whenever or wherever made, that
any branch of our stnte government In
any period of Us history, has ever made
assault upon the rights of cltizenshipj
real or personal, or enedavored to wield
an arbitrary authority In defiance of
law or constitution.
Agitation Is one thing lawlessness
another. The west Is turbulent, but;
not lawless; and out of that turbu-j
lency nnd commotion there arises the!
spirit of the genius of liberty.
Said Wendell Phillips: "If the Alprf
piled in cold and silence be the em-j
blem of despotism, we Joyfully take;
the ever restless ocean for ours, only
pure because never still."
It Is a source of gratification that
this exposition affords occasion for tho
cultavntion of those acquaintances
which bind sections as well as men In
closer bondB of unity. In the summer i
and autumnal months which nre yet to
follow, mny we not Indulge the hope I
that our brethren of the east will ac- !
cept the opportunity offered to commlnJ
gle and fraternize with us.
There should be there is no enmity
between the east and west. Sprung
from a common stock Joint heirs of the
pride of the Puritan nnd the courage ol
the cavalier, co-partnera in Plymouth
Rock and Bunker Hill, guardlanB ol
the same glorious memories; we mus!
not, we ennnot be estranged.
Today Nebraska throws open wide
her golden gates, and summons to her
portals the myriads of mankind, shd
lures with wizard wand the unnumber-l I
ed hosts of other lands and climes. Su-' j
perb sponsor of a regal hospitality!
broad as the prairies, rich and varied
as the mountain ranges which rent
their snow crowned crests In salutation
to the sky; robed In the glittering gar
ments which nature weaves alone In
taken of man's toll; Imperial In her
pride, her sovereign brow tinged with
the glow of the approaching dawn, she
bids the nations hall!
A Wisconsin woman has patented an
Improved Ironing board for skirts, etc.,
In which the board Is hinged at one end
to a vertlcle post attached to a second
board, the opposite end being supporten
by a brace attached only to the lower
board, making It convenient to raise the
upper board to Insert the garment to btj
A Florida woman has designed a
flower-carrier, consisting of a box,
which Ib filled with water, the stems
of the cut flowers being forced through
the apertures In the cork, after whlclt
the cover Is placed on the box It carj
be held In any position without leak.'
age or damage to the blossoms.
THE COMBINED FORCES MEET
If LOOKS LIKE BUSINESS
POPULISTS, DEMOCRATS AND
Senator Butler's Stirring Remarks
Pays a High Tribute to Nebras
ka'p Representatives In Congress
--Tho Fight Commenced.
The pn; ullst, democratic and silver
republican stnte nominating conven.'
tlons will be held Tuesdny, August 2,
at 2 p. m., In Lincoln, the populists In
the Oliver theater, the democrats' In tho
Funk opera house, nnd the silver re
publicans In the Commercial club
' The state central committees will
meet In Lincoln at 10 o'clock on the
morning of the same day nnd appoint
conference committees and take Buch
pthcr action as may be nocessarv to:
firovlde for union of forces In the nom-
nation of governor nnd other state
i The npportlonment for the popullnt
Btate convention will be one delegate at
large for each county nnd one dele
gate for each 100 votes or major frac
tion thereof, cast for Snmuel Maxwell
for supreme Judge In 1895. This pro-1
vldes for a convention of 7D8 dele-l
The sub-committees appointed byl
the democratic nnd sliver republican!
Btate committees met a like commit-'
tee from the populist state commit
tee and agreed to the above provisions
regarding tie and place of holding tho
1 KNOCK OUT PROXIES.
But the work was not accomplished
until after nearly four hours of the
ha:est kind of work. The populist
state central committee met In the Tro.,
Oadero theater nt 2 o'clock and a very!
lively fight on the admission of prox
ies at once resulted. Judge John
Thompson of Grand Island had secured!
a number of proxies from members1
from western counties In the Interest
or Grand Island as the place for hold
lng the convention. But nfter a long
discussion it was decided that only a
voter of the county could hold the proxy
of the member from that county, and
that one man sh-uld hnve only one
vote, iton can, arter this was settled,
showed thirty-six members of the
On motion of J. L. McKeever, who
paid a nigh tribute to him in doing so,
Senator Marion Butler, chairman of
the national populist committee, was
Invited to address the committee.
Messrs. McKeever, Abbott, Thomp
son, Sprecher and Thomas were ap
pointed a committee to wait on Sena
tor Butler at the Mercer hotel and
extend the Invitation to him.
After a motion had been made to
hold the populist Btate convention
August 2 the democratic and silver re
publican sub-committees of the stato
committees were Invited to take seats
within the rail. Judge Howard of
Papilllon, for the democratic commit
tee, said the place favored was Omaha
and the time favored about August 25.
Frank Ransom said that the time fa
vored by the silver republicans was
the last week in August or the first'
week In September. Several mem-,
bers of the populist committee spoke in
favor of August 2. or some date be-'
fore that (August 10) announced for
their convention by the republicans.
The party was In power nnd was In
position to go into the field first with
Senator Butler entered the hall nt
this point with the committee and wns
enthusiastically welcomed. Ths oodu-
list party, Senator Butler Bald, was
the war party it had enlisted In the
war for humanity, not only for the
people of Cuba, but for the people of
this country. It was the party which,
had stood for and favored the freedom'
of the Cubans, but it did not favor, by!
neeaiess issues or war bonds, the mort
gaging of the people of this country
and of thels descendants. The same
unholy influence which had opposed
the recognition of Cuban Independ
ence had now Influenced the Issuing of
bonds. Measured In time of peace or
fin time of war, the p 'nclples of the
popunsi party marKeu me nignest
standard of political principles. Sena
,ton Butler paid a graceful and hearty
(tribute to the worth of the populist
representatives of Nebraska In the sen.
tote and house, paying: "Send a few
more recruits in the war for humanity
such ns vou have alreadv sent to
Washington. There are none In Wash-j
uigiun inure intelligent or pairiotio
than those you have sent, and they'
will hold the fort until recruits como'
from all the states form ocean to
His attention had been called to the
'fact that there were some democrats
and some silver republicans present,
land Senator Butler said he desired to'
add that In the last fight the sliver)
"democrats and silver republicans liadi
Istood shoulder to shoulder with thoi
.populists In congress they had stood'
jsquarely with them for nn Issue of;
greenbacks rather than of Interest!
'bearing bonds, and for an income tax
that the burden of taxation, now.
(heaviest on the poor people, might be
equalized. The monopolies and trusts,
would rlways have a party the repub.
llcan party was now owned and con-!
,trolled by them. Should It ever break'
loose, which he did not believe It would,
the trusts and monopolists would seek
another party. Senator Butler eti.
another party. But as the representn.j
(tlve of monopolies and trusts, It was
now the business of the people to fight
,the republican party. Senator Butler
was frequently applauded enthusias.
'tlcally, and at the close of his remarks
was given a rising vote of thanks.
Messrs. Kelley of Fremont, De Aia
mand of Arapahoe, Tarpening of
Wahoo, Caldwell of Peru and McCnll
of Ord were appointed a committee on
time and place of holding the populist
state convention, and while they con
ferred with the democratic and sli
ver republican sub-committees, which
had been authorized by their respect
ive stie committees to come to an
agreei it on these subjects, the com
mittee took a recess.
The report of the committee, naming
Lincoln ub the place and August 2 as
the time for holding the convention
brought forth a long and lively de.
bate. The places recommended for
holding the different conventions were
as stated -above.
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