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The population of Cedar * county . has reached
Hog : cholera Is claiming Its victims In several
counties in tbo state.
Confidence men and crooks thronged Omaha
during state fair week.
Twenty-five thousand people attended the
state fair on Thursday.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to bur
glarize the Fremont postofflce.
Four hundred thousand dollars will bo spent
in street pavlngat Omaha this year.
rauha has a law and order league that pro
poses to sec all ordinances enforced.
Dodge county voted to retain the county
seat at Fremont by 1,600 votes out of 3,000.
A bigger and better display was mode at the
Richardson county fair than ever before.
There has been but one sheriff's sale of real
estate in Sarpy county durlng.tho past year.
Ord is to have a new school house complet
ed by the first of November a cost of
Mary Cook , a deaf girl , wnb struck by the
locomotive near Grand Island and fatally in
Ohio settlers of Lancaster county held a re
union last week. A goodly number was in
The Sioux City & Pacific will extend their
road as far as Fort Robinson by the first of
A five year old boy at Hastings was attacked
by a vicious cow and had a narrow escape
from losing his life.
Henry Hinds , of Dlxon county , is putting up
3,500 tons of hay to feed his herd of 500 cattle
the coming winter.
Frank Burclmrdt , living near Falls City , is
behind the bars awaiting trial for the theft of
SCO from Conrad Denneker.
Out-of-town merchants to the number of
two hundred , were banquettcd by the busi
ness men of Omaha one" evening during state
fair weekIt was a fine affair.
Rev. Horace Ewell , who was pastor of the
M. E. church at Fairfleld a year ago , has been
obliged to give up preaching.
Hastings carried off the first prize , 5250 , at
the base ball tournament at Friend. Colum
bus won $150 , and Seward § 105.
Owners of sorghum factories are now re
pairing and cleaning up , ready for the coming
season , which is near at hand.
George Flowers , of Nuckolls county , was
kicked by a horse , from the effects of which
he died twenty-four hours after.
Twenty thousand people attended the fair
atOmatiaonthethird day. The attendance
on the fourth day was still greater.
PeterJans.cn , of Jefferson county , had a
wool clip this year of 45,000 pounds , which he
sold in St. Louis at 14 cents a pound.
A splendid'opening is presented at Plain-
view for a barber , but still no one as yet has
put in an appearance to occupy the field.
A man named Hassett , familiarly known as
"Dutehy , " falally shot himself at Valentine
a few days ago. Cause , to much drink.
The question of finding coal near Brown-
ville will soon be determined , th e boring pro
cess having commenced there a few days ago.
The Blair Republican says that the hog
cholera has never been as destructive in
Washington county asitisatthejpresenttime.
The WIsner Times avers that not less than
S50.000 worth of cattle will be purchased for
the market in the vicinity of that town this
The building boom has struck Fairbury
again , and as a result a number of substantial
and costly residences are In course of erec
Fannie Graves , of Omaha , was accidentally
shot in the abdomen by a man who was firing
at sparrows in the park. It is thought she can
The greenback and anti-monopoly candidate
for president , Gen.B. A. Butler , was in Omaha
on the 9th , and made a. speech at the fair
Mrs. Theme , of Illinois , on her way to Sil
ver Creek , Neb..was robbed at the Council
Bluffs transfer of 'all her money by four
ruffians , - . "
Awheel-of-fortune.man offered ? 500 for a
privilege on tfie reunlOEfgroundS at Fremont ,
but it was no go the soldier boys would have
none of it.
No deaths have occurred among those
wounded in the fall of the grand stand at
Fremont , and it is believed none have received
Frederick Emerson , of Omaha , slightly In
toxicated , was knocked Sown by a runaway
horse and badly mangled. The wounded man
is a stranger in the city.
Doug Hawley , of.Nebraska City , has just re
ceived § 400 from thelfew Orleans lottery. He
invested a dollar a month for four years , and
has finally been successful.
Mike Sullivan , of Omaha , lies at the point of
death froma stob received in the stomach
in a saloon row. Others were wounded in its
scrimmage , but none seriously.
The state 'fair at Omaha was largely at
tended each day , and the exhibits were the
largest and best ever shown in Nebraska. The
weather was all that could be desired.
The York Democrat says many eastern
land seeTters have recently visited York
county , and so well pleased were they with
the outlook that nil made purchases.
Entries to the state fair indicate that it is to
e a great success , at least in point of exhib
its. The attendance will be governed some
what by the character of the weather.
John Croft , 80 years old , living In Adam *
county , has wandered from home , and his
people are anxious to find him , more particu
larly because he Is often not in his right mind.
The English Lutheran church , at Omaha ,
now undergoing completion , is one of the
handsomest church edifices of the west. It is
having a mammoth organ with 1044 pipes at a
cost of 53,000.
Afcout 10,000 people put in an appearance on
the last day.of .the fair , The weather con
tinued favorable throughout and the receipts
were the largest fa the history of the state
An Iowa officer put In an appearance at
Bower , Jefferson county , a few days ago , and
arrested one John Phillips on the charge of
rape. There is prospect of his doing duty for
the state several years.
Madison county takes the premium for
large babies. Mrs. Wakefleld , livingnear Nor
folk gave birth to a child last week that
weighed when it first saw the light of day
thirteen and a half pounds.
Two bootblacks entered the store of J.D.
Jackson.North Platte , and stole fifteen pocket
knives , some pipes , plug tobacco , and IK
cigars. The thieves were captured and all
the stolen property recovered.
Charles Grcencastlc , of Omaha , a switchman
employed by the Union Pacific , was instantly
killed a few nights ago by falling between the
cars. Bercral cars passed over his body and
death was almost instantaneous.
Two Omaha boys Fred PJoro and Fred
Kohlmeyer quarreled about a hand cart ,
when the latter pulled out a large jack-knife
and stabbed tbo former , wounding him so
badly that it is thought he cannot live.
"The two largest steers in the world , " so
called without contradiction , and raised by H.
B. Varnum and A. A. Noyes , of Iowa , each
steer weighing abont a ton and a half , were
shown in a big tent on the state fair grounds
Jacob Wltmcr , who resides five miles north
of Elm Creek station , was found dead , having
had his neck broken by the upsetting of a
wagon as ho was returning from Kearney. A
German was with him and had one shoulder
fractured. Rumor says that both were intox-
The Ex-Prisloncrs * association of Nebraska
organized at Fremont during the reunion
with 425 members enrolled , and elected the
following officers : President , L. E , Wheeler ,
Beatrice ; vice-president. H. G. Adell , Wahoo ;
secretary , J. W. Llveringhouse , Grand Island ;
treasurer , S. S. Skinner , Tekamah.
In the baby show at the state fair , Miss May
Chapman , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chap
man , of Florence , Douglas county , was given
the first prize. Walter De Puy , son of Mr. anti
Mrs. Thomas Do Puy , of Omaha , was given
the second prize , and the four-inonths-old
twins.of Mrs. Emma Knudsen , were recom
mended for a diploma.
Mrs. Briggs , the wife of a hard-working
brick mason of Lincoln , got mashed on an
other fellow , aud the other day "lit out , " tak
ing their baby , the only child , and stripping
the house of furniture. Briggs don't care
about the woman's return , but he wants it
understood that he is going to get the child
and don't you forget it ? "
Nebraska prohibitionists made the follow
ing nominations : Governai , Elder J. G. Mil
ler ; lieutenant governor , H. H. Shcdd ; secre
tary of state , George E. Blglow ; treasurer ,
Jacob Fulton , of Pawnee ; auditor , D. D. Nor
ton , of Adams ; attorney-general , Samuel
Hostetter , of Merrick ; state superintendent ,
Wm. T. Cline , of Lancaster ; commissioner ,
L. R. Crosby , of Gumming ; regent , B. P. Gra >
ham , of Douglas. Electors were also chosen.
Henry Dierks , of Fremont , heard his horses
making an unusual noise , and looking out of
the window saw his stable door open and a
man standing there. Henry pulled on his
clothes , grabbed his revolver and ran to the
stable. Just as he reached the door the fel
low ran and Henry fired at him , but it is not
known with what effect , as it was very dark.
The would-be thief had taken the bridles from
the hooks , and left them lying by the side of
the hprses when he fled.
Miss Louise Bauer , of Columbus , was
awarded the § 1,000 piano offered at the state
fairbyJ.M.Mueller , of Council Bluffs , for the
most accomplished young lady in Nebraska or
western Iowa , not over 24 years of age. Eight
young ladies enlisted in the competition.
Miss Bauer received hearty congratulations
both on the grounds and at the Paxton house
in Omaha , where she was afterward found.
She is said to be accomplished in many ways ;
can teach school , ride a horse , bake bread ,
knit stockings , play a piano , and , what is more
important , win one on her accomplishments.
The Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of Ne
braska elected the following officers for the
ensuing year : J. G. Tecumseh , of Tccumseh ,
past grand chancellor ; J. C. McNaughton , of
Brownville , grand chancellor ; Garrett Bratt ,
of Hastings , grand vice chancellor ; John Mor
risen , of Lincoln , grand prelate ; James M.
Irwin , of Tecumseh , grand master of the ex
chequer ; E. E. French , of Omaha , grandkeep-
erof the record and seal ; Ed. McCallum , of
Nebraska City , grandmaster at arms ; August
Bohne , of Omaha , grand inner guard ; Charles
W. Helfley , of Bennett , grand outer guard ; J.
J. Monell , Jr. , of Omaha , supreme represen
tative ; J.S. Shropshire , of Omaha , supreme
Advices from Warsaw state that arrests of
nihilists are of daily occurrence.
The government of New South Wales has
prohibited the importation of dynamite and
nitro glycerine for six months.
The cholera is making rapid inroads in
Italy. New case are occurring dally , and
scenes of misery and wretchedness occur on
John A. Kasson , the new American mini
ster , presented his credentials to Emperer
William on the 10th. He was received by Em
Another Danish polar expedition will start
for the frozen north next summer , proceeding
by the way of Franz Josef land. It will be
under the command of Havjard and Garnel.
A Rome dispatch says that in twenty-four
hours there were forty-five fresh cases and
154 deaths from cholera at Naples. Many
patients were taken to Tuongratta hospi
tal , but the populace prevented their admit
It is officially stated in Paris that war will
shortly be declared against China. The
scheme of occupying Formosa has been aban
doned A fresh expedition of a more important
nature than the previous ones has already
ThoGauloissays : Admiral Courbet insists
upon an instant declaration of war by France
against China. The admiral declares it is im
possible for him to carry on effective opera
tions against the enemy while the ships of
other nations are permitted to carry munitions
of war to the Chinese under the eyes of the
French squadron. Besides reinforcements of
men , Admiral Courbet states he is awaiting
the arrival of war munitions , his fleet being
deficient in shot and shell for big guns.
Informers Casey and Philbin , who have
claimed they swore falsely against Myles
Joyce in connection with the Marmtrasna
murder case , are again talking. Casey de
clares there were seven men concerned in the
murders himself , Michael Casey , Patrick
Casey , Patrick Joyce and three others. One
of these was a wealthy farmer , still living
near Marmtrasna. This man instigated the
massacre , and held the lamp while the family
were murdered. It was he , too , who compelled
: hem to return and murder the aged grand
A. Michigan mastodon.
In Alpine township , nine miles north of
Grand Rapids , Drs. W. S. Dreamhand and Joel
3. Parker examined the greater portion of a
mastodon twelve'and a half feet in height , the
argest ever found except one by Professor
Warren , and the only remains of the kind dis
covered in. the drift formation of Michigan.
It was found In marshy groundby ditchers on
the farm of Aaron Hills , under about two feet
of vegetable mold and in quicksand , per
meated by spring water. The largest rib found
measures four feet , and one tooth , the enam-
; 1 perfect , weighed three pounds ten and a in
_ _ *
Hot weather In New York resulted in manj
McCullough , the actor , Is said to have be
It Is estimated that the losses In the Cleve
land flro.will reach $200,000.
A fire in Cleveland on Sunday last dejtrovcd
? 2,500,000 worth of property.
SThe principal business block at Arkansas
City burned. Loss , § 60,000.
The Lincoln savings bank at Fayetteville ,
Tenn. , closed its doors on the 8th.
The white house , In the absence of the presi
dent , Is being put in complete order.
Prediction is made that the election in Ken
tucky in November next will be a bloody af
Gov. Cleveland attended the state fair at
Elmira , and made a talk to the assembled mul
Assistant Postmaster Horgus , of Alvin , 111.
was arrested in Chicago for rifling registered
The funeral of Ex-Secretary Folger took
place at Geneva on the 9th , 40,000 people being
Bane , Valley & Co. , well known cotton fnc
tors and commission merchants at Louisville
Gov. Hamilton , of Illinois , has issued a pro
clamation quaranting against cattle from In
A movement is on foot for making faster
time between Philadelphia and New York
100 miles in three hours.
J. H. Squier , private banker , of New York
city , who made an assignment a short time
ago , committed suicide by cutting his throat
with a pen-knife.
The third annual exhibition of the natlona
mining exposition , under the auspices of the
Denver chamber of commerce , was formally
opened on the 1st.
The will of Senator Anthony has been filed
It bequeaths legacies of about § 20,000 to his
sister and relatives. The public bequests
Sioux City and vicinity was visited by a ter
rible rain , wind and hail storm. Several barns
were unroofed , and other outbuildings demol
ished. The rain came down in a perfect tor
The total vote of Maine will reach 142,410 ,
and Robie's majority over Nedham is 20,015.
This Is the largest majority ever given a can
didate for governor in that state in a presi
Sam Jackson , who outraged and murdered
a white girl aged 13 , seven years ago , and who
was recently captured , was taken from the
Hamburg ( Ark. ) jail by a masked mob and
hung to a tree.
On account of the depression in trade the
EdgarThompson Steel company at Pittsburg
notified its employes that unless they accept a
reduction in wages a suspension of operations
will be necessary.
At Philadelphia in the criminal prosecution
of a man for catting the Baxter telegraph and
telephone wires , the judge held that the occu
pants of a house had a right to cut the wires
if stretched without the permission of the
The warehouses of Joseph Benedict & Co. ,
wholesale rag dealers , and Martin Bratt & Co. ,
wholesale tea dealers , Pittsburg , burned. Loss ,
§ 40,000 ; partially insured. The fire was caused
by spontaneous combustion , which ignited a
large lot of old rags.
The treasury department has received a
letter from Dr. Hall , United States health offi
cer at London , asserting that the exportation
of rags into this country from England is
fraught with great danger. Smallpox , he
says , has been for some time prevalent in
The New York weekly bank statement is as
follows : Loans , increase , $1,454,000 ; specie ,
decrease , § 210,000 ; legal tender , decrease , $1-
258,000 ; deposits , increase , § 411,5005 ; circula
tion , decrease , SfcO.OOO ; reserve decrease , § 1-
591,000. The banks now hold , $30,540,000 in ex
cess of legal requirements.
Two passenger trains on the Chicago , Mil
waukee and St. Paul railway collided near
Freeport , 111. , and both were badly wrecked.
One of the engineers had a leg broken. The
passengers all escaped without serious in
jury. Among them were naif a dozenlndians
from Dakota , including Sitting Bull.
' The village trustees of Geneva , N. Y. ,
adopted resolutions of regret at the death and
condolence with the family of Secretary Fol
ger. Public buildings and business places
will be draped in mourning for ten days. A
committee was appointed to receive and provide -
vide quarters for the distinguished funeral.
Stafford ic Co. , of Providence and Fall River
cotton goods manufacturers , have failed.
Liabilities § 200,000.
Bill Taylor , a negro who assaulted Mrs.
Flipper in June last , was taken from the offi
cers at Dallas , Tex. , and hung.
Two rival suitors to the affections a girl at
Chatham , Va. , settled the matter with deadly
weapons , one of them being stabbed to death.
The bank examiners report the condition of
the National Bank of New Jersey at New
Brunswick is not so bad as expected. The
deficit of the cashier and president js § 220,000 , 1i i
and there is § 48,000 of the surplus and the 1
Payne and the Oklahoma boomers have ar 1i 1i 1
rived in Wichita. They were indicted by the i
United States grand jury. A meeting was i
held at the skating rink at which Payne and Ji J
several speakers denounced the government i
for arresting them. (
The annual meeting of the Women's Chrisj j
tian Temperance Union was held at the Garfield - i
field Memorial church. Mrs. Clara L. Roach t
was elected president for the ensuing year , <
and then a sketch of the organization and the E
field of work was described. (
Acting Secretary of State Davis has sent 1
the following commendatory letter to United
States Consul Frank H. Mason , who has re (
mained at Marseilles during the cholera epi At
demic in that city and Toulon : "Itake pleas
ure in expressing the high appreciation of the
department for the courage and devotion you
have evinced by continuing at your post dur
ing the prevalence of the scourge which has
visited those cities , in the face of danger with
which you have been surrounded since its
outbreak. Your report is exceedingly inter
esting , and the information it conveys of a *
very useful character. "
United States Consul Piexalto at Lyons has
forwarded his report to the department of
state relative to crops this year in France. He
says : "Wheat crop amounted to about 310-
000,000 bnshels , which surpasses the harvest of
16S3 by 300,000,000 bushels. The quality is ex
cellent. Rye crop , 77,000,000 bushels ; quality
very superior. Indian corn , 30,000,000 bushels *
and potato crop 412,000,000 bushels. " Reports
from England and continental countries also
indicate fine wheat crops. The English crop
particular has rarely been so fine. These
reports have effected and will more seriously
effect the prlco of wheat , which Is falling
dally. Theory of protection by Increasing
duties on foreign wheat goes up loudly from
all parts of France.
United States Consul Ploxalto at Lyous has
forwarded his report to the department of
state relative of crops this year JniFranco. H
says : "Wheat crop amounted to about 310,000 ,
000 bushels , which surpasses the harvest o
1883 by 300,000,000 bushels. The quality Is ox
cellent. Rye crop , 77,000,000 bushels ; quality
very superior. Indian corn , 36,000,000 bushels
aud potato crop 412,000,000 bushels. " Reports
from England and continent countries aho
Indicate fine wheat crops. The English crop
in particular has rarely been so fine. These
reports have effected and will more seriously
effect the price of wheat , which Is falling
daily. The cry of protection by increased du
ties on foreign wheat goes up loudly from al
parts of France.
JumesD. Brady has been rcnominatcd fo
congress in Virginia.
Ex-Gov. Hendricks Is about to make scvcra
political speeches in Ohio and Indiana.
Democrats of the 3th Iowa district nomin
ated Benjamin Frederickfor congress.
Congressman Pussey , of the Ninth Iowa dis
trict , has been re-nominated by acclamation
The republicans of the Seventh district o
Missouri nominated Win. M. Neville for con
The greenbackcrs and republicans of Mis
sour ! will work together In opposition to the
democracy of that state.
The democrats of New Hampshire nomi
natcd John M. Hill for governor. The presi
dential electors were also chosen.
The Illinois state convention of Good Tern
plars in session at Bloomingtou f-ndorsed the
nomination of St. John for president.
The Maine legislature will stand 31 rcpubli
cans and no democrats. The house , as far as
heard from , will have 82 republicans and 2
Returns of over 200 towns on tl-6 prohibi
tory constitutional amendment in Maine , give
49,444 in favor of and 19,105 against the amend
ment. The majority will be increased to over
40,000 by returns to come.
The Maine state greenback convention was
well attended and enthusiastic. A state ticke
was nominated with James L. Curtis for gov
ernor. The platform approves Butler's letter
of acceptance , favors ten hour law at least
and where possible eight hours , and weeklj
payments and denounces the convict labor
A TERRIBLE AFFAIR.
XJte Troubles of a Jltml ; Result in the Sui
cide of Its President and Cashier.
New Brunswick dispatch : The ex
citement over the double suicide of th
president and cashier of the National ban !
of New Jersey has become intense. A
statement furnished by the officials in Jun
of the current year showed a paid-up capi
tal of $250,000 ; surplus , $125,000 ; undi
vided profits , $78,180. There has been
nothing in the public history of the hank
since that date to cause any uneasiness to
the stockholders. The suicide of the presi
dent strengthens the evidence of grca
frauds and creates unbounded astonish
ment. President Eunyon was over sixty
years old , and leaves a wife and four chll
dren. He had been president of the bank
for fire sears. Over one million dollars
were stolen by Hill. Mapleton Eunyon ,
the president , was implicated in the theft ol
Hill and expected to be arrested when he
took his life. The city is wild and crowds
blockade Church street , where the bank
stands. Acting Cashier Campbell is ex
pected to be arrested for complicity in the
conspiracy. Millionaires are trembling and
more than two suicides are predicted. The
mob threatened to break open the bank and
were subdued by the police. "Walter Car
roll , a depositor , cat his throat on account
There is great excitement in the city.
Bank Examiner Shelly has discovered a de
ficit of over $1,000,000 in the surplus cash
and securities. The town is wild , and men
rush frantically to the doors of the National
bank , only to be told that the business of
that institution is suspended for the pres
ent. The Voorhees estate is partially ruined.
Cashier Hill was left as custodian of this
estate and of the bonds and securities made
away with , all over $19,000 was taken nere.
In the G. B. Adrian estate over $30,000
was gone. President Eunyon , who com
mitted suicide , has $60,000 in government
bonds. Hill had negotiated for the sale of
these and consumated some before his death.
A clerk of the bank , who had been reported
dead ' , was found alive at 1:45 p. m. Eun
yon knew nothing of Hill's doings , trusting
him implicitly. The crash in Wall street in
Hay last took : the bulk of Hill's stealings.
Eunyon , though quite popular , was ignor
ant of financial matters and was a willing
tool in the hands of a designing cashier.
At 9:45 a. m. President Eunyon drove up to
the bank in a carriage. He was . accom
panied by his two young daughters.
"Good by , papa , " said Julia , the eld
est , reaching out of the carriage as Mr ,
Eunyon descended to the pavement. "I
hope all will be well. " f'If you do not
see me before night , " he responded ,
"tell mamma I will stick to the bank. "
Twenty minutes later he sent Chief Fitz
gerald I , who is in charge of the bank , for a
copy of the 'morning paper , in which the
story was told of his complicity in the
bank's 1 downfall. Securing the paper he
went into the room occupied by the organ
izing directors and began to read. A death
ly pallor spread over his face and , passing
hia handkerchief over his brow , he threw
the paper into the lap of Director Stoddard
and , excusing himself , went into the toilet ;
room of the bank. A minute later a fall
was heard. The directors rushed to the ;
closet and discovered the body of Eunyon
on the floor , blood oozing from a gaping
wound in the throat. Determined on sui
cide , he had cut his wrists deeply , blood
spurting against the wall and ceiling. The
thousands of people outside were horrified.
"Shall we raid the hank ? " was the ques
tion which agitated the depositors. Farm
ers from the country Joined the throng and
shouted for their money. The police with ;
difficulty quieted the disturbance. At 1:20 <
one of the directors , John Letson , was re
ported dead. An investigation revealed the > I
fact that he had become exhausted on ac I
count of the strain upon his nerves. He
was a heavy stockholder and had deposited I
trust funds. \1
My God ! " exclaimed Director Stoddard !
'the whole city will go. The city debt is r
now nearly $2,000,000 and the bank holds
Its paper. The Savings bank has gone un
der and we have their capital. ' '
Martin A. Howell , who withdrew as di-
redtor eight years ago , said : ' 'I saw it wag
coming. Charley Hill was too liberal. The
republican party went to him as its banker
lor funds. He doubtless took the bank sur
plus to aid his friends. Knowing the con
dition of affairs , I quietly withdrew. "
"Why did you not let the public know
your suspicions ? "
"I was advised not to do so , "
"By whom ? "
"By a director. "
The effect on the town is crushing. The
wildest excitement prevails. The streets a
are thronged with country depositors and
there are fears of a raid on the bank. Hun
dreds of special policemen were sworn in by
the mayor to surround the bank property.
Acting Cashier Campbell says : "I have
had fears of the present result for six
months , bnt kept my mouth closed. I
feared expulsion by the directors. " ed
ProceedJnys of the State Convention Held a
Omaha on tlus llth ,
The democrats of Nebraska met in state
convention at Omaha on the llth and organ
ized by selecting Jas. E. Boyd as temporary
James Crelghton announced that there was
present a committee from Lincoln represent'
ing the People's party , which has just hold
convention in that city , and moved that they
bo invited to take seats In the convention
Mr. Morton announced that the present cen
tral committee had authorized him to report a
recommendation that hereafter the members
of the committee be chosen by judicial dis
tricts four to each district.
The list of delegates from the various conn
tics was read , atter which , on motion , the
temporary organization was made perinu
Calls being made for Butler , of Pawnee
county , that gentleman came forward and
presented , by request , the following resolu
tlon adopted by the anti-monopoly conven
tlon atLldcoln :
Resolved , That a committee of five be ap
pointed' to notify the democratic state con
vcntlon that the representatives of the anti
monopoly and national greenback state con
ventlons are now assembled In the city hal
and ready to confer with the democratic state
convention in reference to nominating a
ticket to be supported by the democratic mid
anti-monopoly and national greenback par
tics of Nebraska.
Anderson , of Douplne moved Mint the reso
lution bo referred to the committee on plat
form ; rejected.
The motion to appoint a committee of tUIr-
ty-seven on conference was then rcncwec
Several motions made from time to time for
adjournment were rejected.
The committee on conference withdrew
from the hall in order to meet the autl-inon
opollstsnt the citv hall.
At 11:10 a motion to adjourn until 10 a. m
to-morrow was made and rejected on a call o :
counties , but recess of ; uu hour taken in
order to await the report of the conference
committee. While waiting for this report the
convention proceeded to the selection of the
following central committee , chosen from the
various judicial districts :
First judicial district Jnmes Devenney , for
Johnson and Pawnee counties ; G. P. Marvin
Gage ; F. E. Johnson. Nemahu ; Robert Clegg
Richardson ; James Dcvinncr , Johnson ; R. U
Wallace , A. W. C. Critcs , of Cuss ; G. W.Covell
John McManigle , of Otoc.
Third judicial district Douglas J. J
O'Conor , Louis Himcrod.
Sarpv J. Q. Goss.
Washington S. G. Glover.
Burt Wellington Harrington.
Fourth judicial district W. L. May , Dodge
William Ferris , Saundcrs ; John Eygner , But
ler ; James E. North , Platte.
Fifth judicial district J. L. LeIIew , L. D
Dumont , Tobias Castor , P. N. Simmons.
Sixth judicial district J. W. Dupin , Seward ;
R. J. Coles , York ; C. E. Forbes , St. Paul ; Gee
Wildish , Aurora.
Seventh judicial district J. W. Ferguson , of
Kearney ; 11. S. Prondltt , of Webster ; F. A
Harmon , of Frauklin ; J. A. Cordeal , of Har <
Ninth judicial district Frank Galbr.iith , of
Brown : P. J. Hurley , of Greeley ; Thomas
O'Day , of Antelope.
Tenth judicial district Beach I. Hinmun ,
Juan Boyle , T. W. Tucker , A. B. Persingcr.
The following was offered and adopted with
a rising vote and three rousing cheers :
Resolved , That we the democracy of the
state of ncbraska in convention assembled do
hereby endorse as our national standard
bearers the great reform governor of New
York , Grovcr Cleveland , and ex-Governor
Hendricks , of Indiana , whose lives In public
ervice of their respective states are pure and
clear , and whose acts are worthy of public
confidence to the highest degree.
D. S. Maloney , Sr. , of Richardson , offered
the following :
Resolved , That the railroads are h'ghwaye ,
and that the company or individuals who op
erate them are common carriers , and as such ,
should be regulated by law , state and aation-
al , fixing reasonable rates for the transporta
tion of freight and passengers from discrim
ination and extortion. This elicited consider
able discussion and was relcrred to the com
mittee on platform.
The report of theconfercnce committee was
presented by D. P. Rolfe , of Otoe , which waste
to the effect that two presidential electors
had been conceded to the democrats , two to
the anti-monopolists , and one to the green-
backers. The democrats were to name the
governor , treasurer , secretary of stite and
attorney general. The anti-monopolists , the
lieutenant governor , auditor , commissioner
of public lands and superintendent of instruc
tion , and also to name regents for the uni
At 3 a. m. the convention reached nomina
tions. Hon. J. Sterling Morton was named
for governor by North , of Platte , and unani
mously chosen. Mr. Morton responded with
a happy speech.
For the office of state treasurer Mr.
Glover , of Washington county , nomi
nated Frank Harriman , and D. W. Clancy and
Wellington Harrington were also placed in
nomination. The vote was Harrimun 10 , Mr.
Clancy 215 , Harriman 50. On motion the
nomination of Clancy was made unanimous.
C. S. Montgomery , of Douglas county , was
nominated for attorney general.
James Puterson , of Cass.and Patrick Hynes ,
of Greeley county , were chosen as electors.
Mr. Morton said : The committee on plat
form have authorized me as secretary unani
mously to make the following report of the
committee on resolutions :
The democratic party of Nebraska in con
vention asbeinbled renews the pledge of its
fidelity to the constitution and the doctrines
taught by the illustrious men who established
the democratic party , and approves and rati
fies the platform adopted by the national
democratic convention at Chicago July 8th.
18S4 , and the nomination of Cleveland and
Hendricks. So plain a statement of democrat
ic faith needs no supplement or explanation.
We insist upon honest and economical admin
istration of public affairs , state and munici
pal , and condemn the corrupt and extrnva-
jant expenditure _ of public money that have
prevailed at Washington during the rule of
the republican party ; an-i furthermore the
democratic parry of Nebraska denounces P.
without reserve the recent disposal of the
school lauds to the political and personal fa
vorites of the present republican state admin-
stration , and n-edeinandimmediate and thor
ough investigation of the alleged frauds
iherein , and that we pledge the democracy. If
entrusted with the state administration , to C.
bring the parties to these frauds to speedy
trial and conviction , and also to bring civil
suits to recover the money out of which the
state and its children have thus been swin
The democratic party also reaffirms that
portion o the declaration of 18SJ and 1883 , as
The state of Nebraska , in common with
other states of th union , has , and exercises
heright of rcgulutinp thesaleof intoxicating
drinks in the interest of good order within
the state , but the prohibition of the manufac-
ure and sale of such drinks in the state is H.
contrary to the fundamental principles of
social and moral conduct , if enacted will be
neutralized by the constitution of the United
States , which permits the introduction to
every state of foreipn liquors Imported from
abroad , and controls also every form of inter
Corporate capital , whether in the form of E.
banks , manufacturing establishments or rail
roads , must keep its hands elf from the re J.
served i rights of the people. The democrats of
Ncbraska denounce all railroads within the
state which elect or attempt to elect , which ,
nfluence or attempt to inlluerice delegates to
olitical conventions , members of the legis- P <
ature , senators or members of congress.
Corporate capital , as such , must not be per
mitted thus to encroach upon popular riphts.
We assert the ripht of the legislature to con-
rolthe railroads ; we deny the right of the
railroads to control the legislature.
The democratic party insists that it is the
duty of the gi.vernmentto protect , with equal
fidelity and vigilance , the rights of its citizens ,
native , and unnaturalucd , at home and B
abroad , and to the end that this protection i
may be assured , United States papers of nat eifit
uralization , issued by court of competent ju fit
risdiction , must be respected by the executive for
and legislative departments of our own government iif
ernment and by nil foreign powers.
It is the dutyof this government to efficient- bic
y protect all the rights of persons and prop c
erty of every American citizen in foreign m
ands. and demand and enforce full repara
tion foe any invasion thereof. "
An Actor Reported Insane. t'iBi
At Coney Island , says a New York dispatch ,
strange man was discovered attempting to
walk the trestle work of the Marine railway
from Manhattan to Brighton beach. An offi
cer put him aboard the train , when he was old
recognized as John McCullough , the actor. A
watch was kept on him as it was feared he
would attempt suicide. After the train start-
he attempted to jump off , bufwas prevent-
ed. On his arrival at > Brighton beach ho com
plained of his head and tbo fearful heat of the
past few days. It was evident that the emi
nent actor was Buffering terribly and a close
watch won kept until ho reached his friends
in New York , who had boon notified of his
condition. It seems that McCollough imair- 7
ines ho Is followed by men who want to kill
him , and ho keeps dodging Imaginary foc
Proceeding * of tbo Anti-Monopoly mni ,
Greenback Convention at Lincoln
Resolutions In Favor of Fusion ; >
A Conference Wltli the
LINCOLN , September 10. The anti-monopoly
convention was called to order at 0 o'clock
this morning , pursuant to yesterday's ad *
The following resolutions , offered by Hon.
L. D.Baker , of Saline county , were adopted :
Resolved , That this convention advise theli
committee chosen to confer with the demo-
cratitlc convention by nominating the candi
dates for the anti-mononoly party of their
ticket and by recommending the names of
suitable democrats to till the remaining
places , subject however to the approval of the
democratic convention , and the committee is
empowered to consent to make any changes
absolutely necessary and not Inconsistent with
our avowed principles ; and bo it further
Resolved , That each county choose its own
member of the committee.
It was announced at this point that the
greenback convention was at the gate in a
body seeking admission to the anti-monopoly
fold. The convention was admitted and Colonel
nel L. E. Pace , president of the convention ,
was invited to a scat on the platform , lie an
nounced that his convention wished to read
thuir resolutions to the antl-moiioitsand to re
port upon the question of f union. On motion
It was decided to hear the report of the antimonopoly -
monopoly convention's committee on resolu
tion and then listen to the greeubackers * i
platform of principles.
The two sets of resolutions were read , and
on motion to adopt both , a long discussion
ensued. On 11 division of the question tho-
following resolutions were selected from ,
the two sets and a platform constructed there
We , the anti-monopolists of the state of
Nebraska , in convention assembled , respectfully - i
fully invite the co-operation of all citizens >
who arc in favor of honesty and economy in
the administration of our state affairs
Taxpayers aud laborers have been long suf
fering and patient In their obedience to politi
cal bosslsm and railway dictation , as htm been
repeatedly manifested in the county , district
and state conventions of the dominant party.
They will no longer submit to be treated a
mere servile subjects , and will unqualifiedly
refuse to give their support to n ticket com
posed of men who don't fairly rcllect the senti
ments of the preut mass of onr tuxpuylng and
We endorse the declaration of principles ,
adopted by the anti-monopoly party at Its con
vention held in Chicago on Muy 14,1&J4.
We pledge our candidates for the various-
state offices to a just and economic adminis
tration of state affairs.
We demand , of our members of the leglsla- ,
ture that they use all honorable means to- >
firing about the enaction of such laws in the
coming session of the legislature as will be
just and equitable between the corporations
and the people of the state. Wo point with
satisfaction to the efforts of our party during
the meeting of the last legislature to Accom
plish this result.
Wo demand the enactment of such laws as
will place restrictions upon convict labor of
the state , whereby honest labor will bo free
from competition thereby.
And , we protest against the further Impor
tation of convicts from the western tcrritor.'es
by the state prison contruetorH , for when tJielr
time is served they are turned loose to com
mit depredations upon the people and prop
erty of our state , as recently evidenced in-
We are in favor of section 8 of article 8 of
the state constitution , which shall provide for
the loaning of the school funds of the state
upon first mortgages upon improved real es
tate , at the highest rate of legal interest- .
We condemn the reckless speculations in ,
the public lands of the state , set apart for ed
ucational purposes , and our board of public
lands and building * should be held to a strict
D\Ve demand specific measures of relief from
the practice of the various railway corpora
tions of the state for stepping outside the .
bounds of their charters as common carriers ,
and indirectly doing business loreijjn thereto ,
thereby breakiug down all legitimate busi
ness competition , and building-up a gigantic
monopoly , that will , sooner or later , absorb
the fruits of the producing and laboring
classes of the state.
We deprecate the discrimination of Ameri
can legislation against the greatest of Amer
ican industries , agriculture , by which It has
been deprived ot nearly all beneficial legisla
tion while forced to bear the burden of taxa
tion , and we demand the fostering care of
government and the just recognition of its
importance in the development and advance
ment of our land. And we appeal to the far
mers toco-operate with us in our endeavors
to advance the material Interest * of the coun
try and the overthrow of monopoly Jn every
shape when and wherever found.
That we are in favor of legislating out ol
existence all watered stocks of corporations ,
and enacting a law making it a penalty to Is
sue such stocks in the future.
We favor the amendment of the constitu
tion to be submitted for our suffrages extend
ing the session , the legislature , to sixty days ,
and providing a salary of $3)0. )
That we are in favor of government owner
ship and control of all railway tracks in the-
United States , and believe the general gov
ernment should should appraise and condemn
all lines and pay them the actual value.
The greenbackers having-adopted their plat
form before thej'came Into the anti-monopoly
convention , that part of their motion relating
to their platform was tabled.
The following committee of conference was
appointed to go to Omaha and confer with a r
committee of the democratic convention for
the selection ot" a fusion ticket. The basis of
two on the electoral ticket and the greenback
ers one the greenbackers to take one alto on
the state ticket. H. U.McGa-.r , E.T. Wilkin
son. H. H. Wood. J. C. Penzel. C. F. Bennett ,
. B. Reynold , W. J. Wertham. Ed. Walsh , A.
Ewing , E. P. Cornell. Uuy Kinkaid , Henry
Fisher. G. G. Nifrhiingale , Ncal Francis , Allen
Root. W. C. Holden. b. S. Reynold ; . , H. S. Al
ley , W. J. Lamraa , J. H. Fort , J. L. Cook , W.
H. Ashby , W. J. Berger. A. B. Atkins , B. F.
Williams , L. C. Pace , L. S obbins. J. O. Jones ,
. Wheeler. David Butler. C. Jensen. S. G-
Mower , H.M. Wells , R. L. Schlck , H. C. Big-
ow , David Houchin , George N. Cox.
The following names were suggested to the
committee of conference for presentation be
fore the democratic convention for places on
the fusion ticket :
For Governor James 'W. Savajre , J. H. -t
Broady , David Butler , W. H. Ashly , J. Sterling
For Lieutenant Governor L. C. Pace , P. W.
3Irkhaufcer , P. B. Reynolds.
For Secretary of fctate E. P. Ingersoll , H. .
. Rohr. *
For Treasurer P. D. Stnrdevant , John B.
Clancy , Blglow.
For Auditor Albert F.wlng , A. F. demons ,
Charles Rief , G. G. Beneke. J. L. Cook.
For Commissioner of Public Lands and
Buildings N. O. Albert , Daniel McGuire.
For Attorney General C. S. Montgomery ,
. C. Calkins. E. A. Fletcher.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
. J. Points.
For Elections E. Mileg. E. F. Vosrle , E. P.
Injrcrsoll , C. W. Wheeler , W. H. Ashby. J. R.
The following central committee was ap
Gape County S. H. Gale.
Johnson B. A. Moore.
Nemaha C.W. Wheeler.
Otoc Joseph Lupden.
Richardson P. W. Berkhauscr.
Douplas E. J. Walsh.
Cass B. Fallen.
Pawnee E. W. Bell.
Resolutions were passed thanklnjr General
. F. Butler for so ably defending , before the
upreme court , the law of Muy 2tf. 1S73 ; also
eulopizinu Van Wyck for his anti-monopoly
Iphts , his efforts in recovering railroad lands
active settlers , his speeches for the reduc-
ion of the tariff on lumber and other articles
prime necessity ; his rebuke of the exhor-
bitant attorney fees in the star route eases ;
congratulating him also on having- received
neither praise nor profits from the subsidized
orpans of his own state.
Previousto the opening of the state con
vention the congressional convention of the
"irst district met In the hall and Charles H.
Brown , of Omahe , was nominated for con
THE mother of vinegar is a very sharp
Waterloo , N. Y. , points with pride to
hen which recently laid an egg 5x7
nches in diameter.
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