The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, September 13, 1895, Image 1

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What Those Eastern Land
Agents Think of bier.
ThemAll , and Convinces Them of
Nebraska's Fertuity.
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1Ve , the undersigned citizens , of the
states of Ohio , Indiana , Illinois and Iowa ,
having made an extended trip over the
lines of the Burlington Route in the
state of Nebraska arriving at Platts-
mouth , Nebraska , on the morning of
August 13 , 1895 , and running as far west
as McCook , Red Willow County , on the
main line , then back to Orleans , Har-
late County , and southwest over the
Beaver Valley line to Wilsonville , from
Wilsonville to Oberlin , Kansas , from
Oberlin , Kansas , to Broken Bow , Nebraska -
braska , via Republican City , Red Cloud ,
Hastings and Aurora-leaving Broken
- I Bow at sunrise on the morniug of August
15th , for Arcadia , Nebraska , via Grand
Island , Aurora and Palmer. From Arcadia -
cadia we started for the gateway of the
state-Omaha-via Aurora , York , Seward -
ard apd Lincoln-the main object of this
trip being to make a close personal investigation -
vestigation ofNebraska and its products.
We find its extensive prairies and beautiful -
tiful and fertile valleys ladened with
bountiful crops , wheat , oats , rye and barley -
ley having been harvested ; wheat showing -
ing a yield of from twenty to thirty-five
bushels per acre , oats forty to eighty
bushels per acre , rye twenty to forty
bushels per acre , and barley twenty-five
to forty-five bushels peracre , the quality
ofall being extra good. Corn , which is
king , is making glad all the Nebraska
farmers , and with few exceptions , promising -
ing 'a magnificent yield , estimated at
from thirty to sixty-five bushels per acre.
The crop of potatoes , perhaps , is not surpassed -
passed by any state in the Union , the
yield being from two hundred to fire
hundred bushels per acre. A bountiful
hay and grass crop over the entire state ,
showing much greater yields than our
respective states
Among the important industries of the
state , we notice the great sugar beet in-
t dustry , although in its infancy , attracting -
ing world-wide attention. Nebraska
sugar beets and sugar received the highest -
est award at the World's Fair , and Germany -
many having heard of the quality of the
beets raised in Nebraska , sent their great.
est scientist there to investigate Nebraska -
ka soil , to ascertain the per cent of saccharine -
charine matter in Nebraska beets as compared -
pared with the sugar beets grown in
Germany. After thorough investigation
of the soil , and careful analysis of the
beets , said that three-fourthsof Nebras-
ka's soil was finely adapted to the production -
duction of sugar beets , and every way
superior to Germany's soil , and that Nebraska -
braska beets contained two per cent.
more sugar than beets grown in Ger-
many. Sugar manufacturing in Nebraska -
ka is a new industry , but is no longer an
esperirnent. Notwithstanding the unprecedented -
precedented drouth of lastyear , the beets
were of finest quality. Wet or dry they
flourish , and more sugar was made last
year than ever before. In Nebraska this
year the acerage is nearly double that of
any previous year , and the day is not far
distant when this great state will be all
wrapped up in this important industry
that made Germany one of the richest
countries on the face of the globe.
The United States imports one hundred
_ million dollars worth of sugar annually.
Nebraska can produce enough sugar to
supply all her home consumption , thereby -
by keeping this vast sum of money at
Home. There are within the boundaries
of the state two large sugar factories ,
one at Grand Island and one at Norfolk ;
there is also another under the process
of construction at Chadron , where beets
of superior quality were raised last year.
Fremont and many other Nebraska
towns contemplate building factories
nest year.
The culture of sugar beets in Nebraska
y will create the densest rural population
likely to exist in any state in the Union ,
as one family can live in luxury on a beet
sugar farm of fifteen acres , if properly
cultivated , ; and where they have one farmer -
mer now on I6o acre farm they will have
t ' ten prosperous farmers when beet sugar
culture has reached its highest develop-
went. ,
Next to importance to the sugar beet
industry , in fact considered by many to
equal if not excel it , is the cultivation of
alfalfa , the success of which is assured
beyond a doubt. We are informed that
the first alfalfa raised in Nebraska was
grown from seed sown by J. 0. Clark ,
Stamford , Harlan county , about the year
z88o ; from the little start of a few acres
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which was tried simply as an experiment ,
great results have been obtained , until
now every farmer who has lands in the
Republican River Valley , and in the valleys -
leys of all the streams tributary to the
Republican river in Southern Nebraska
and Northern Kansas , are rapidly seeding -
ing theirland to wealth producing alfalfa.
So successful has Mr. Clark been in the
growth of this great forage plant that he
has increased his acerage to 300 acres at
the present time , from which he cut in
18929394 and ' 95 two good crops of
hay and one for seed , the seed crop yielding -
ing fifteen bushels per acre , for which he
secured $5.oo per bushel.
The plant seems to thrive best on what
is called second bottom land , although
it is successfully raised on the low land
also in some cases on the divide lands.
The plant when once set is usually , after
the first year , good for from three to five
cuttings per season , yielding from a ton
and a half to three tons per acre at each
cutting. The feeding qualities of the
plant are unsurpassed , many farmers preparing -
paring their hogs and cattle for market
on alfalfa alone , not feeding a kernel of
corn. The successful culture and quale-
ties of alfalfa may be verified by the following -
lowing named farmers , who have been
what might be termed the pioneers in
growing this plant in their respective
localities :
J. E. Meyers , Alma , Neb.
A. H. Gould , Alma , Neb.
J. E. McFarland , Red Cloud , Neb.
Adams Bros. , Superior , Neb.
Ashton Bros. , Danbury , Neb.
W. J. McKillip , Hayes county , Neb.
Kerndt Bros. , Bird City , Kas ,
B. F. Campbell , St. Francis , Kas.
Grant Bros. , Imperial , Neb.
C. D. MorseBenkelman , Neb.
John Hatfield , MeCook , Neb.
Wm. Coleman , McCook , Neb.
We could not but help notice and coni-
ment favorably , on the thrifty condition
of live stock of all kinds , and no wonder ,
for the pastures were in excellent condition -
ion , a heavy growth of the most nutritious -
ious grasses with abundance of pure
water. Cattle everywhere were in the
pink ofconditiQn , horses sleek and frisky.
Hogs , which do well and enrich the farmer -
er , were to be seen on every hand ,
healthy and fat , grunting. The interest
taken in dairying' is also very conspicu-
ous. Everywhere along the route traveled -
ed were to be seen creameries. This industry -
dustry is promoted and fostered under
the auspices of a state dairy association ,
which is very watchful of the farmers'
interests. What was quite a surprise to
all , was the healthy condition of the
orchards and the great success in growing -
ing fruits of all kinds that grow in the
temperate zone.
The towns throughout the territory of
the route taken , show a goodly degree
of thrift and prosperity. The citizens in
the towns , also in rural districts , are
prosperous and contented , and manifest
great faith in the future development
and progress of their commonwealth.
In all our travels , east , west , north and
south we have not found a more prosperous -
ous , industrious or hospitable people.
In conclusion we can cheerfully say
without any hesitancy , that Nebraska is
a healthy , safe and profitable place for
any industrious farmer to go , particularly
would we recommend the eastern tenant
farmer who will work , to go to Nebraska
and buy and work his own farm ; also the
young man who is starting out for himself -
self will do well to begin here.
Armfield , J. A. , Goodland , Ind.
Bailey , M. H. , Fairbury , I11.
Bell , J. E. , Corning , Ia.
Brewster , B. D. , Peru , Ill.
Best , D. M. , Elkhart , Ind.
Briggs , E. D. , Lamoni , Ia.
Brown , E. A. , Armstrong , Ill.
Carnes , G. W. , Creston , Ia.
Chambers , J. A. , Monroe , Wis.
Chatfield , W. S. , Kankakee , Ill.
Christie , C. H. , Malvern , Ia.
Cox , J. M. , Wyoming , Ill.
Dana , H. W : , Lincoln , Ill.
Evans , A. F. , Decatur , Ill.
Elliott , A. C. , Rochester , Ind.
Esgar,1I. D. , Gardner Ill.
Folsom , C. H. Lima , Ohio.
Foskett , H. J. , Shenandoah , Ia.
Gallagher , C. C. , Paxton , Ill.
Gibson , 0. J. , Red Oak , Ia.
Gibson , T. J. , Knoxville , Ia.
Harper , John , Fairfield , Ia.
Harper , L. S. , Osceola , Ia.
Hoke , W. E. , Odell , Ill.
Houghton , R. , Bloomington , Ill.
James & Thompson , Amboy , Ill.
Johnson , J. H. , Rankin , Ill.
Judd , 0. H. , Rockford , Ill.
King , J. R. , Macomb , Ill.
Knorr , A. C. , Freeport , Ill.
Knox , S. M. , Princeton , Ill.
Kohl , Fred , Danforth , Ill.
Larash , W. I. , Rushville , Ill.
McCullough , J. V. , Lexington , Ill.
Mclvain , G. H. , Bushnell , Ill.
Maynard , A. A.1 Crown Point , Ind.
Miller , W. B. , Aurora , Ill.
Myers , J. R. , Ottumwa , Ia.
Nickerson , Jno. , Colfax , Ill.
Parker , C. W. , Colchester , Ill.
Peterson , Chas. , Cathage , Ill.
Peniwell , T. , Decatur , Ill.
Record , J. F. , Glenwood , Ia.
Reed , P.V. . , Elmwood , Ill.
Rippberger , F. , Oregon , Ill.
Roberts , Payton , Monmouth , Ill.
Rockenfeller , Theo. , Streator , Ill.
Sanborn , C. D. , Chenoa , Ill.
Schirmyr , T. M. , Decatur , Ind.
Scott , J. A. & A. R. , Champaign , Ill.
Scott , \ V.V. . , Lamoni , Ia.
Searle , A. M. , Geneseo , Ill.
Sells , Faber & Co. , Walnut , Ill.
Sheffer , Geo. , Des Moines , Ia.
Smith & Co. , R. D. , Huntington , hid.
Stice , A. G. F. , Lewauee , Ill.
Stoops , J. F. , Hunteston , Ia.
Todd , J. G. , Newnan , Ill.
Tyler & Jenkins , El Paso , Ill.
Vail , J. E. , Garden Grove , Ia.
Webster , A. it. , Washington , Ill.
Nest , Layman , Galesburg , Ill.
Wisegarver , A , S. , Galesburg , Ill.
Young , W. S. Farmer City , Ill.
Special Notice.
Our store will be closed on Thursday ,
September 19th , and on Saturday , September -
ember 28th , on account of holidays. .
Fine Box Paper at 11IcMillen's.
School supplies at McMillen's.
Consult Holmes Bros. , the carpenters.
Wednesday was pay day and some of
our subscriptions are still belinquent.
McMillen has a very fine assortment of
Writing Tablets.
Frank Everist went into Omaha , Wednesday -
nesday , with a shipment of cattle and
Black Machine Oil , 25 cents a gallon-
five gallons for $ Loo-at
A new line of tablets-cheaper than
THE TRIBUNE wants to warmly second
the movement to build earthen-work
driveways across canyons instead of
bridges. Dam the bridges more and you
will have less occasion to damn the coun-
try. We have advocated this course for a
number of years , and still regard it as
wise. It will be economical in the end.
( Under this head we invite the ministry of the
city to contribute freely of anpand all church news
of interest to theiryarious orgamzations.f
BAPTIST The Baptist Bible school
will hold its usual session in McConnell's
hall at to a. m. There will. be no preaching -
ing service.
The Baptist ladies wi1 ! give a TenCent
social in McConnell's hall , on next Tuesday -
day evening , September 17th. You are
all invited.
METHODIST-Sunday school at to a.
m. The Holy Communion at it . Ep-
worth League at 7 p. m. Evening service -
vice , at S-subject , "The Supremacy of
CONGREGATIONAL-Preaching se r-
vices morning and evening. Sunday
school at to o'clock ; Endeavor society
at 7 o'clock , leader , W. F. Lawson.
Rev. G. P. , Fuson left for his home in
Crawfordsville , Ind. , Tuesday morning ,
much improvedin health from his short
stay here. The Baptist people feel assured -
sured that they will be able to retain his
services for the church at McCook and
if the arrangements can be made he will
commence the work about Nov. Ith.
At the State Fair.
An exhibit of the agricultural products
of Red Willow county will be made at
the state fair in Omaha , nest week. It
will consist of some of the display made
at the county fair , this week , besides
quite a tasteful private display provided
by different individuals in this part of
the county. One feature of the display
will be a ship , "The City of McCook" ,
which will carry on its deck all kinds of
small grains , corn , vegetables etc. , while
the sails will be decorated with grasses ,
wheat , oats , rye , alfalfa etc. , in the
straw. This plan was very successfully
carried out a few years since , and attracted -
tracted no small attention and comment ,
and it was thought advisable to repeat
the project this year.
The ship is unique and handsome and
besides displays to good advantage our
products , which are altogether ofa grade
ofwhich the county may be proud and
well satisfied.
Red Willow county may not have one
of the largest displays , at the state fair
this year , but it will be one of the most
original and meritorious.
Here's luck and a safe voyage to "The
City of McCook" .
Elmer Rowell will be in charge of the
exhibit , and goes down well charged
with'proper descriptive matter concerning -
ing this county.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Wodd's Fait Higheet Medal and Dlpieata.
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MR. AND MRS. J.T. BULLARD of Palisade -
sade , were city visitors , Monday.
MRS. F. M. KIMMELL and Master
Schell are visiting Iowa relatives for a
few days.
MRS. ED. FLITCRAFT is entertaining
her sister , Mrs. Simpson , who formerly
resided here.
CLARA LEHEw , returned home , early
in the week , from visiting her sister Mrs.
\V. C. Krauter , in Illinois.
G. B. BERRY arrived from Chicago ,
Tuesday night on a visit to his McCook
relatives and many friends.
MRS. J. F. GANscxow arrived borne ,
Monday , front her visit of a few weeks
to friends on'the Pacific coast.
MRS. H. W. COLE and the children arrived -
rived home the first of the week , from a
prolonged visit in Geneseo , Illinois.
F. G. STILGEBOUER , J. H. Stevens and
A. G. Keys , were up from Bartley , Tuesday -
day evening , on a political pilprimage.
REv. J.V. . HICKEY of St. Patrick's
church arrived home last Friday night ,
front his visit of a few weeks at tire old
Boston home.
MR. BENNETT , a brother , accompanied -
nied Mrs. Imogene Rowell upon her recent -
cent return from Iowa. He may decide
to remain here.
MRS. C. A. MCCoNNELL , mother of L.
\V. McConnell , arrived in the city on
Wednesday night , from Virginia , III. , on
a visit to relatives.
MRS. J. H. LUDWICK arrived home on
Monday morning , from visiting her sis-
terMrs. C. A. Clark , in Oregon , and at
other Pacific coast points.
MRS. L. DAY left on Monday for Minneapolis -
neapolis , Minn. , .to be absent a week or
two. She may include some more Eastern -
ern points in her visit and a longer stay.
J. C. MoORE was up from Tyrone , yesterday -
terday morning , to see how much , if any ,
the situation had clarified in the matter
of the nomination for county superin-
MESSRS. HOCKNELL and Morlan have
been in Lincoln part of the week on a
suit in which the First National bank
and the McCook Loan and Trust Co. are
ELMER ROWELL left on 4. last evening -
ning , for the state fair at Omaha , where
he will be in charge of the Red Willow
county exhibit , which went into Omaha
on No. So , yesterday.
J. W. Hurr has been over in Lebanon
part of the week , getting the boys in line
for a glorious white wing victory in the
coming election. It will be a sight which
will throng the battlements celestial.
0. FROST of Bartley was among the
visitors to our city , yesterday , presumably -
bly on politics , as East Valley is pushing
a favorite son quite vigorously , and
hopes to win in tomorrow's convention.
MR. AND MRS. ERB of the Commercial -
cial hotel departed on Sunday morning
for Virginia on a visit of a few weeks.
Washington , D. C. , is one of his objective -
jective points , where he will go on business -
iness connected with his patent windmill -
mill and pump.
REV. G. P. FusoN , after a brief visit
here for his health , left on 2 Tuesday
morningfor his home in Crawfordsville ,
Indiana. He has some thoughts of locating -
cating in this western country , in the
hope of building up his impaired health.
He is now pastor of the First Baptist
church of Crawfordsville.
W. T. HENTON and J. W. Leisure were
up from the Beaver , early in the week ,
consulting with the politicians. Mr.
Leisure is regarded by the knowing ones
as quite a promising dark horse for a
certain county office. And with Bill
Henton as coacher , he will be a swift
one. Keep one eye on Leisure.
Leaves Seven Little Children.
A very sad death occurred in northern
Box Elder precinct at an early hour on
Wednesday morning. Mrs. E. T. Carter
was the victim. She leaves a husband
and seven small children. They are in
rather poor circumstances. The nature
of the disease required a speedy burial ,
and the remains were laid away in the
cemetery at Box Elder on the afternoon
of the same day. Peace to the departed
and a deep sympathy for those left behind -
hind to carry on the unequal and unpromising -
promising battle of life.
Fine Box Paper at McMillen's.
Fine Box Paper at McMillen's.
Fine Box Paper at McMillen's.
Notice McKenna's Fair quotations in
this issue.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Aw rded Gold Medal Midwiater Fur , San Francisco ,
The Result of the Primaries ,
The primaries held in Willow Grove
precinct , last Saturday afternoon , as between -
tween C. B. Gray and C. M. Noble , the
candidates for clerk of the district court ,
was a decisive and overwhelming victory
for the former in every voting precinct
in the city. W. M. Anderson , candidate
for treasurer , claims that he has a goodly
number of friends on the delegation ;
but J. M. Henderson , candidate for county -
ty commissioner , does not feel sanguine
over his strength on the delegation.
It was a decisive victory for the Mayor
Kelley wing of Council zoo.
Missed it's Beautiful Aim.
Full many a candidate's boom
Filled the air with it's thunderous bang ,
But it missed its beautiful aim-
And now it's a boomerang !
Oh politics , your gruesome tricks
Make men go wild as loons ;
They try to reach the sun with poles ,
Climb trees to gather moons ;
There is no dazzling eminence
To which they don't aspire ;
And in the end , when all is done ,
Their fat is in the fire.
Civil service "cuts no ice" in McCook.
In local politics , the ratio of book
paper to news paper is 4 to z.
All roads traveled by the politicians
and office seekers lead to McCook.
No wonder the tribe of Annanias is so
flourishing in McCook-with two campaigns -
paigns every year A. D.
McCook this year clearly wins the
title of being the Convention City of
southwestern Nebraska.
The policeman's ear is the proper re-
cepticle for your troubles. All the rest
of us have enough of our own.
By a singular coincidence , Saturday's
cold wave escaped the vigilance and foresight -
sight of the weather bureau.
The array of candidates for all offices
is simply bewildering-and they are all
winners until tomorrow. And then oh ,
my eye !
There were 240 votes cast on Saturday
afternoon last , of the which I told you
before , book paper captured 194. and
news paper 44.
There are at least a few people in Mc-
Cook who do not requires large occasion
as a basis for a big drunk. A little one
will do just as well-or none at all in a
President Kelley of Council zoo has as
much business as a cranberry merchant.
And up to date he has nosPoiled fruit on
his hands. And tomorrow is the great
pumpkin day of all the round season.
The Republican precinct nominees for
Perry precinct are : Assessor , B.F.Olcott ;
Road overseers , Ed Flitcraft and George
Poh ; Justices , Jacob Ryer and L. A. Col-
ter ; . Constables , B. F. Olcott and J. A.
These are they whose names were inscribed -
scribed in letters of living light ott the
book paper aforesaid : Ward z , precinct
I-George Hocknell , H. H. Troth , E.E.
LowmanJ.E.Kelley , H.P.Sutton , E.C.
McKayVFranklinC.L.DeGroff , F.W.
Washburn , Jas. Woodworth , B.H.Doan ,
C. W. Bronson. Ward i. precinct' ' 2-
M.E.HornerG.W.Starr , E.L.Laycock ,
C. Arnold , A.N.Allen , Gus. Budick , M.
J.Clark , John Shepherd. Ward 2 , precinct -
inct r-Frank Harris , John Whittaker ,
C.E.Eldred , J. J.Garrard , C.W.Barnes ,
M. H. Holmes , R. B. Archibald , C. W.
Knights. Ward 2 , precinct 2-C.G.Cog-
lizer , Gottlieb Orman , C.A LeachThos.
Catt , J. C. Predmore , Anthony Probst ,
Emil Kroening , George Bowman.
A Painful Accident.
Last Saturday evening , while taking
the cow out to lariat the animal on the
prairie , J. H. Ludwick's young daughter
Virgie tripped or became entangled in
the rope , falling on her right arm , fracturing -
turing that member between the wrist
and elbow , and causing a dislocation at
the wrist. While the injury is quite severe -
vere and painful , no serious euects are
anticipated , but a rapid and complete
Soldiers' Reunion.
Will our good people please remember
the great Reunion of Soldiers at Republican -
lican City , Nebraska. They are the
people who rendered us such valuable
assistance four years ago. Are we for
Reciprocity ? Let us prepare to attend
what will no doubt be the largest gathering -
ing of the season. They are the friends
who entertain as such people only can.
From September 23-26. Saturday 26th ,
will be the DAY of DAYS .
Dwellingfor Sale.
A 4-room dwelling , lot and a half ,
nicely located , for sale cheap. Small
cash payment , rest on easy payment.
Call at this office.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
World's Fair tligkest Awar 2.
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The Populist Judicial Convention. ,
The P opulists of the Fourteenth judicial - f V
cial ( hi strict met lit McCook , last Saturday -
day afternoon , for the purpose of plac-
lug in nomination a candidate for district -
trict judge. At 2:15 Chairman I. A. 1 '
Sheridan of Indianola called the delegates -
gates to the city hall , read the
call and started the ball a-rolling. B.
Conway of Culbertson was made temporary -
rary chairman , C. W. Phelps of Benkel-
matt , temporary secretary and L. M.
Graham of Stockville , assistant. In the
selection of secretary the call of counties -
ties was had , which gave Phelps 27 arid
Graham 26. i
Following coutmittees were appointed :
Credentials J. R. Mercer of Furnas , Ed.
Aldrich of Gosper , G. W. Benjamin of
Hitchcock. Resolutions-\V. H. Allen ,
of Frontier , L.W.Young of Furnas , I. A.
Sheridan of Red Willow , A. L. Burk of
GosPer , A. B. Starkey of Dund5'Per - i "
ruanerit organization J. M. Crews of
Hitchcock , William Black of Hayes , and
Robert Thomas of Red Willow.
At this juncture the convention ad I
journed to more commodious quarters in
the opera house. Short speeches were r
made by "Long Bob" Adams of Hitchcock -
cock and Delegate Somers of Chase. i
The committee on credentials reported
every county represented. No contests.
And delegates present to cast the full
vote of their respective counties. The
permanent organization committee rec-
otnuterided that the temporary be made i
the permanent organization. The coni
mittee on resolutions not being ready to
report yet , the interim was filled in with
short speeches by Mercer of FurnasLin-
coin of Frontier , Meserve of Red Willow ,
McGuire of Furnas , Blackof Red Willow.
The following gentlemen were named
to constitute the Judicial central committee -
mittee :
Chase-Norton Inman , Imperial.
Dundy J. W. Karr , Benkelman.
Hayes-William Black , Hayes Center.
Hitchcock J. i11. Crews , Culbertson.
Frontier-Chase Dechant , Indianola.
Furnas J. E. Axtell , Cambridge.
Gosper-S. D. Yoenian. . Elwood.
Red Willow-I. A. SheridanIndiauola ,
[ The committee organized after the o
convention and elected I. A. Sheridan of ,
Indianola , chairman , and J. M. Crews of
Culbertson , secretary.
The committee on resolutions then reported -
ported as follows :
The Independent Peoples' , Party of tire ,
Fourteenth judicial district , by its delegates -
gates in convention assembled , reaffirm
the principles heretofore enunciated in 1
the Omaha convention of 1392. Therefore -
fore be it I
RESOLVED , That in the furtherance of ; ,
justice we endorse the fairand impartial ,
wise and just action of the Hon. D. T.
Welty in the discharge of the duties of
his high office as judge of this judicial
district. And owing to the great financial -
cial depression and failure of crops we
require a continuation of such action in '
order that our homes be preserved for
ourselves , wives and children. And be
it further
RESOLVED , That we demand the free
and unlimited coinage of gold and silver
at the legal rate of z6 to r ; and we further -
ther demand the issue of all money directly -
rectly by the general government without -
out the intervention of national banks.
We demand honest money , and an increase -
crease of its volume equal to the de-
niands of the business interests of the
country. We believe that money that
was honest enough for the boys in blue
in 1863 is honest enough for Belmont ,
Cleveland & Co. And be it further
RESOLVED , That we endorse the honest -
est , wise and courageous administration
of Governor Silas A. Holcomb.
The convention then proceeded to the +
nomination of a candidate for district
judge by an informal ballot , which gave
Welty of Furnas 293 cotes , Smith of Red
Willow S , Miller of Gosper S3 , Dodge of , +
Red Willow 8. !
The customary speeches were demanded -
ded of the candidates after the informal
ballot was announced , to which Messrs.
SmithWeltyand Dodge responded , Miller -
ler not being in the house. Each reaffirmed
firmed his allegiance and declared his
faith in Populism.
The formal ballot renominated Welty
by 37 votes out of5t. Smith received 5 ,
Miller 6 , Dodge 3.
Judge tVelty then acknowledged the
honor conferred upon in quite an extensive -
sive speech , in which he principally
touched upon the money question , and
his staying the arm of equity in behalf
of the actual resident in the matte : of
foreclosure cases. After which the convention -
vention adjourned.
The Populists seem to realize that they
have a hard fighton their hands-that
the approaching campaign will be a
"critical one for the party" , as Lincoln
of Frontier stated it.
Miller of Elwood was McCfure's legatee -
tee , but the court held the will invalid
by a large and impressive majority.
The impression that McClure was the
Burlington's candidate ruined any and
all chances that admittedly strong man
might have had to secure the nomination.
Everybody enjoyed seeing johnBlack's
"shape" .
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