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M 'COOK TRIBUNE.
F. M. SflIMELL , Pnblisher.
ifiCCoo1b , NEBU F KA.
i OVER THI STATE.
THE literary people of Odell ltaveor-
'gani7cd a Shalmsperian club.
LADIiS of Emerson gave a leap year
ball , which was a highly successful
ADAat STUDEBAIEE of Pierce county
bas been pronounced insane and takes
to the asylum.
Two Yong urchins who deserted
home and parents were overhauled in
St. Joseph , Ma
J. ir. DELAND , living at Florence , is
93 years old. lie reads and writes
without glasses and is quite an active
Buy home made goods and build up
home industries , is a good policy. Farr
rell's Fire Extinguisher , made by Farrell -
rell & ca , Omaha.
G E. CORD , joint agent of the Union
Pacific and Omaha railroads atITorfolk ,
has deserted his family , a wife and
.xi1E Farmers' Mutual Insurance company -
pany carried risks amounting to $196-
000 during the year 1895 , and did not
have a loss
DR. WILLIAM DAILY , elected coroner
of Nemaha county last November ,
failed to qualify and so Dr. Opperman
holds over for two years.
A 4-YEAR or.D child was killed near
Auburn by a playmate , as a result of
using a loaded rifle as a toy. The old
story , nobody knew it was loaded.
FARMER VANSYOC , living a short distance -
tance south of Wilcox , was thrown
from his windmill a short time ago and
was thought to be fatally injured.
TILE Verdon State bank pays 4 % per
cent intereston $5,000 of Riel ardson
county funds and the State bank at
Falls City pays . 4 per cent on the bal-
TEgAtzu shippers are working to secure -
cure a cut rate on hay shipments to
Iowa and Illinois points. If the rate
can be secured thousands of tons wi11
ABOUT 30,000 sheep are being fed in
the vicinity of Silver Creek this winter ,
which has been a good thing for farmers -
ers in creating a local demand for hay
AT Lexington the jury in the Walker
case , after being out fifteen hours , returned -
turned a verdict of sane and the judge
i I ordered the sentence of hanging to be
executed March 4.
THE Farmers' and Merchants' bank i
at Platte Center has resumed business
under the new organization , with Fred
Jewell as president and D. D. Lynch as
cashier. This bank closed its doors
about three weeks ago.
FILED LUBECK , a farmer living near
Berlin , while in town slipped on the
sidewalk , striking his head on the culvert - j
vert , cutting a terrible gash across the
forehead laying his entire scalp open.
lie will be disfigured for life.
THE annual report of County Treasurer -
urer J. 1V. Lynch of Platte county , who
was recently declared short in his accounts -
counts , was received last week by auditor -
ditor Moore. It shows that he owes
the state $13,000 on collections.
Miss NANNIE SirAtv1rAx of Iiumboldt
ate ice cream and the services of the
' family physician were required to save
her life. 'le cream is suppcsed to
have been poisoned by the action of the
acid flowing upon the tin freezer.
. the people who left Nebraska in i
the dry year are getting back and ,
r thousands are coming who were never
here before. Already in the winter I
months is heard "the first low wave
where soon shall rolLa human sea. "
STATE Superintendent Corbett contemplates -
templates making a trip to Florida to
attend the national meeting of state i
and city superintendents , which convenes -
venes February 18. Superintendent ;
Pearse of Omaha and a few others expect -
pect to attend.
i SECRETARY of State riper has received - i
ceived a portion of the 2,600 copies of
the soldiers' and sailors' roster for the
1 year 1890 , and is also wrapping them
for shipment Each Grand Army post
t is entitled to three copies by provhson
of the statute.
TuE tide of immigration seems to be
oncemore , turning toward Nebraska.
Many of those who left in 1894 are
drifting back from the land of big red
apples , and seem perfectly content now
to remain in a state whiehbthey made a'
great mistake in leaving
Tim state banking board has made
an ogler permitting the Bank of Wau-
neta and the Creighton Bank of Corn-
merce to close'up their business upon
' the officers furnishing a good and sufficient -
cient bond to pay off all the liabilities
within a fixed time.
CALIsn ir. ELi Ns of Wilcox , a lady
sixty-eight years of age , has filed a petition -
tition in district court at Minden ,
claiming damages againstthe C. , B. & l
Q. railway company for injuries received - r
ceived on if wrecked train of the company -
pany at Edgar. She asks the sum of
Ax order has been made by the su
preme court suspending the sentence of
. Edward C. Hockenberger of Grand
Island , pending the hearing of the application -
plication for a new trial. Hockenber-
ger was convicted of embezzlement of
51.000 of ? school money While secretary
of he school board of grand Island dist -
t : 't.
TlE 3-year-old son of , Tames Moody
was brought to Ansley , having received -
, ed a severe wound to the left hand by
an ax in the hands of an older child. r
The children were playing with an ax ,
' one clhoPlfinto off a string while the
other was holding it on a block , when
the a'c came down on the hand , severing -
ing thelittle finger and almost severing
the one next to it from the hand.
WORD was received at Friend that
Charles E. Gridley was dead. He went
to the Indian territory about wear
ago. Gridley served a term in the penitentiary
itentiary for assault with intent to kill ,
3 and after' having served ten of a thirteen -
teen years' sentence was pardoned by
STEEL CITY is kept well stirred up
over succeeding developments in the
Steel City bank failure. The latest discovery -
covery consists of $17,000 worth of
forged paper , Chester Andrews being
' the party imposed on in this case. No
loss attached to the bat : h of forgeries ,
' however , as the forged notes had all
a _ _ -
- s ,
3fUtia Linbie to Eervlee.
For the informationof , the Nebraska
National Guard , the opinion of Judge
Advocate General Stark has been approved -
proved and promulgated by Governor
IFolcomb and the military board. For
a long time it has been a mooted question -
tion whetherthepresident of the United
States could call for the national guard
to go outside of the limits of the state
on military duty. According to the
statute of Nebraska he cannot do so.
In this the Nebraska law conflicts with
the statutes of the United States , as is
shown by the opinion of Judge Advocate -
cate General Stark , who poinisout that
under the lawsof the federal government -
ment the militia is subject to the command -
mand of the president , in case of invasion -
sion or rebellion , and liable to all military -
tary duty whenever it may be required.
Dakota City Man Ila"gshimself.
Dakota City dispatch : George C.
Cummings committed suicidelast night
about9 o'clock by hanging. He was 31
years old and his home was in Minne-
sota. lie came here in June last , giving -
ing his name as Andy Dale , hunting
work , and was employed on farms here
during the summer. December 19 he
was married to Mrs. Nellie Stoner.
Their married life was not very pleas.
ant , he being extremely jealous , .and
last week his wife had him arrested for
assault and battery , but later dismissed.
the case. For three days he had threatened -
ened to take his life by cutting his
throat and hanging , and while his wife
was lying on the bed last evening he
went into the kitchen , and , tying a
clothesline over the door , succeeded in
strangling himself before his wife discovered -
covered him. She alarmed the neighbors -
bors , but he died before they arrived.
The coroner's jury returned a verdict
of death by hanging at his own hands.
lie said he had a br'other' near Sheldon ,
ha. , and owned a farm near North
Platte , Neb.
Charged With Court Ilouso Burning.
Aurora dispatch : Sheriff McCon-
aughey came in yesterday evening
from Lincoln with William 11 Myers in
custody , and this morning he arrested
Charles J , and P. A. Farney. These
arrests were made on indictments returned -
turned by the grand jury , it is supposed -
posed , charging the persons -named
with complicity in the burning of the
court house in January , 1894. The
Journal correspondent has not been
able up to the present time to ascertain
the exact charge. These arrests are a
surprise to most people here end nothing -
ing seems to be known outside of the
members of the grand jury and county
attorney as to the nature of the evidence -
dence upon which the indictments are
founded. It is not generally believed ,
however , that the indictments can be
Flagrant Violation of Law.
Beatrice dispatch : A copy of 7lank
Examiner McGrew's report of the Blue
Springs bank was filed in district court
to ( lay in connection with a petition
from the attorney general's oflice asking -
ing for the appointment of a receiver.
lie finds that the bank was absolutely
insolvent and has been conducted in an
unsafe manner , and says that the books
have been falsely and fraudulently
kept and that false statements have
been made to the banking board and
published in violation of the law. The
examiner recommends that the attention -
tion of the county attorney be called
to these flagrant violations of the law
by its president , J. C. Williams. The
amount of the notes and bills discounted -
ed is given as $33,803 , overdrafts , $3-
390 ; shortage , $0,580.90 : deposits , $29-
319.51. lIe says he finds the loans are
about $4,405 and that the cashier can
give no account of them , although
carefully questioned and every opportunity -
tunity given him to find them. During
the examination he made several statements -
ments in regard Io the discrepancy
which upon investigation proved false.
Payment of Penitentiary Help.
' Lincoln dispatch : Attorney General
Churchill sent to State Auditor Eugene
Moore the opinion asked for respecting
the legality of paymentof penitentiary
help from the $107,000 maintenance
fund apppriated by the last legisla-
ture. The opinion is favorable to such
payment. The warrants were drawn
this afternoon for a total of $3,525.69.
The amount of vouchers filed called for
$4,130.64. Steward Dech'ssalary , $240 ,
was thrown out entirely , $100 had been
pail by A. D. Beemer , and the salaries
of the other guards and keepers have
been scaled down 273.95. It is the
opinion of a number of attorneys that
the opinion of the supreme court in
granting Warden Ledigh's application
for a writ of mandamus against the
Board of Purchase and Supplies fully
covered the case on which the attorney
general has just passed. In that.opin-
ion it was distinctly enunciated that
the Board of Public Lands and Buildings -
ings possessed the same powers.of management -
agement over the penitentiary that it
had over any other of the public institutions -
tutions , asylums , reform schools , etc
A Bill By Senator Allen.
Washington dispatch : Senator AUcu
has introduced a bill to authorize creditors -
itors of insolvent national banks to select -
lect a permanent receiver and prescribing -
ing the manner of his selection. The
bill is the outgrowth .of much objection
on the part of creditors of defunct Nebraska -
braska banks'to the present manner in
which receivers are appointed and the
gross partisanship shown in the selection -
tion of the receivers , who are paid at
theexpense of creditors , fat officcs being -
ing thereby created for henchmen of
those having 'appointing power. A
notable instance of this may be found
in the case of the Citizens' National
bank of Grand Island. which Mailed
about two years ago. Tobias Castor's
son-in-law is receiver of this hank at a
salary of $2,500 peryear. ' 1'he.expenses
of the bank to the present time have
been about $800 per month and from
now on will be about $6C0 per month.
Several attempts have been 'made to
have the assets of the bank turned
over to the depositors , but this effort
failed. for its success would mean the
cutting down of a fat job. If something -
thing is not done in all probability the
expense of the bank will consume the
assets , leavinf ; nothing for the depositors -
itors in the defunct institution. It is
contended that if the depositors could
control their property it would be more
economically looked after than by an ,
outsider , and consequently with the
right to dispose of property , to make :
Crudes and to change securities , depositors -
itors would realize dollar for dollar , or I
nearly so Grand Island is not alone
In this matter ; depositors of banks at
Lincoln , Kearney. North Platte and
other towns are urging action on the
part of the eonaressionil delegation for
CLAIM 8,000,000 , , VOTES
Tg ND LEADERS F T RE A , P ,
A , I R S ECRET SESSION ,
TALK ABOUT ELECTIONS.
The Availability of the Preshleatial Candidates -
didates of Bothi Parties Discussed-
Especially Hostile to Itoed-An
American Party to Oppose
Botlh the Old Ones Is
Ahned at by Leaders.
CJtic..co , Feb. 3.-The Times-iler ald
prints the following from its New
York correspondent :
One thousand delegates of the superior -
rior council of the American Protective -
ive association met in annual session
last Tuesday and Wednesday in Ro-
chester. TThe convention represented
an actual voting strenh in this State
of 313,000 , and in the nation of about
3,500,000. The businessof the convention -
tion was conducted with such secrecy
that not even the wide awake Rochester -
ter newspaper reporters had a suspicion -
picion that a meeting of vast concern
to the public and politicians was being -
ing held in that city , and that in
Main street , Rochester's Broadway.
From one of the heads of the association -
ation was obtained the facts that are
given here and that will form the
1 most important and most sensational
story of secret political development ,
and actual , active political strength
that has been made public in many
One of the peculiar features of the
convention was that in the resolutions
that were adopted no mention was
made of any candidate for President
or any office , State or Te'rritorial.
Discussion of candidates came up
either informally on the floor of the
hallos elsein committee. The superior
council , in following out the requirements -
ments of its constitution , declared it
would indorse only that party or those
parties who should nominate candidates -
dates whose records are not opposed
to the principles of the association ,
upon a platform which should embody
patriotic utterances consistent with
One of the startling statements
.made by a member from Albany waste
to the effect that Senator David B.
Hill had acknowledged to a friend a
lack of political foresight when he
undertook to carry the State for the
Democratic party in 1554 upon an anti-
A. I' . A. platform. Another candidate ,
wlrn was declared to be persona non
grata to many in the association , was
Roswell P. Flower.
The member ; of the A. P. A. , Democratic -
ocratic as well as Republican , are
anti-Tammany through and through.
They will not support for president or
for any other office candidates who
are nominated mainly through the
help of the hall. Notwithstanding
his nominal association with Tammany -
many as a representative Democcratic
organization , W. C. Whitney ( lid not
seem to have many enemies among the
Democratic members. Many favored
the nominationof some man like Colonel -
nel Morrison of Illinois or ex-Governor
Loies of Iowa. Stephen B. Elkins the
A. P. A. would have none of.
HOSTILE TO BEE ! ) .
There was evinced a considerable
antaginism to the candidacy of Thomas -
as B. IleeI , who , it was declared , had
spoken against the A. P. A. in an interview -
terview in the Columbian of Portland ,
Mc. , the only Roman Catholic newspaper -
paper in that state.
No charges were preferred against
Governor iMorton , ex-Governor .tlc-
Kinley of Ohio , Senator- Allison of
Iota , Robert T. Lincoln of Illinois ,
Governor William 0. Bradley of Kentucky -
tucky , or any other Republican cqudi-
Mm' Cleveland , were he to be re-
nominated , would not receive the support -
port of the Democratic members of
the order , although Mr. Olney , secretary -
tary of state , was not charged with
any act inconsistent with public prin-
The support which Richard Kerens
of Missouri , where the association is
very strong , and Thomas Carter of
Montana are giving to General liar-
rison's candidacy , has caused some of
the members of the association to
question his availability. This adverse -
verse sentiment , however , is being
counteracted by the publication of an
interview in which W. 3. Traynor , the
supreme president , advocates the re-
nomination of General IIarrison , because -
-cause of his ardent support of the
Indian school bill and his appointment -
ment of Thomas Morgan to be cony
missioner of Indian affairs.
CLAIM THE BALANCE OF POWER ,
The allied orders make claim to a
membership representing more than
one-fourth of the voting population of
the United States. They assert that
they hold absolutely the balance of
power to elect or defeat any ( 'resi-
dential nominee. This table shows
their voting strength , as it was represented -
sented by a delegate to the Rochester
convention , who gave this information -
American Protective .lsociation. . . . . . . . 10),00)
National League for the Proteztiou of
Junior Order UnitedAmericonuechan
ics . : c0 009
Patriotic Sou ; of Ameria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5D0,0 , U
Order of Deputies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . u ,0U
AU other pattiotlc organizations. . . . . . . 2t0U0J
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1 5,0)U
About ? ,500.000 of this membership
is associated with two or mor. of the
organizations , so that the actual voting -
ing strength of the allied organizations -
tions is not far from ] ,090,000.
Regarding the personnel of its membership -
bership , an interesting report was
read at the Rochester meeting. It
was said that 108 members of Congress -
gress , the governors of four states ,
majorities in the legislatures of several
sta'es , the school boards of 214 cities
and towns , and a majority of city and
town officials in revery Central and
Western state are members of or allied
with the A. P. A. The membership in
this state is growing at the average
rate of fourteen councils a week , to
' ' hieh belong , at the lowest estimate
The national representation according -
cording to the report , is , divided as
Ohio , 400,000 ; Pennsylvania , ? " 0,000 ;
Indiana. 100G00 ; Illinois , 30,000 ; Michigan -
igan , 285,030 ; Kentucky , 50.000 ; W'is-
consiu , 175,000 ; Iowa , . ' 00,003 ; Pacific
coast , 1255,000 ; New England , 500,000 ;
Southern and Southwestern states ,
Tu0,000 ; otherstates , 500,000.
The political complexion of the
State American Protective Association
organization corresponds with the
politics of the dominant party. In
the South it is Democratic , ' in the
East and Pennsylvania and New Eng-
gland it is Republican , and in New
York State it is divided on the basis of
three Republicans to two Democrats.
The Republican delegates say the
American Protective Association is
growing at the rate of :10,000 members
a month , and that in two years it has
grown from 2,000,000 to 3,500,000. It
has long been the avowed purpose of
some of its leaders to form with it an
American party to oppose both of the
old parties. This is the dominating
object of the organization in the
South. The order claims that it effected -
ed the election of Mr. Cleveland in
1892 , and that it is responsible for the
tidal wave which then surprised and
defeated the Republican party.
JUDGE PEERY A SUICIDE.
A Former Citizen of Trenton , Mo. , Takes
Ills Life in Arizona.
PnoENix , Ariz. , Feb. 3.-Judge
Stephen Pecry , late of San Diego ,
committed suicide last night by shooting -
ing himself through the heart. Illness
that bid fair to end his life shortly is
believed to have caused him to take
his own life.
Jonn Peery was a native of Virginia
and removed to Trenton , Mo. , some
time before the war. lie removed to
California three years ago and had
only been a resident of this city three
Judge Peery was a graduate of
Grand River , Mo. , college and also of
McKendrick college , Lebannon , IlL ,
and was admitted to the bar in 1857.
He was an able la surer and a prominent -
nent politician , being at one time state
senator from this district.
Morton Men Hustling In Alabama.
BIRJIING1IAM , Ala. , Feb. 3.-IIon. .
Cornelius Van Cott of New York , cx- '
postmaster of that place , having
served under President Ilarrison , is in
Birmingham , and it is given out that
he is here on political business. It is
said he is to step in where the breach f
exists between McKinley and Reed
Republicans , and place Levi P. Morton -
ton of New York on ton , and get the
twenty-two Alabama delegates to the r
national Republican convention in St.
Louis'in June. It ms given out authentically -
tically that Van Cott is making overtures -
tures toward combining the field
against McKinley , who at present
seems to be in the lead.
A Ball for a Peeping Tom.
FAYETTE , DIo. , Feb.As a result
of "Peeping Torn" proclivities , Charles
Harris , a negro farmhand is n a precarious -
carious condition. Last nighthe went
to the home of Sol IIieronymus and i '
peeped in at a window , frightening his
wife. Harris then stepped to the
door , and , opening it , poked a pistol
into the room , but had no sooner done I
so than IIieronymus shot him , the ball
knocking out one tooth and passing
through the tongue and down his
throat , where it cannot be located.
Harris will probably die. 1
ice Indictments Against Ghouls.
TorE1.t1 Kan. , Feb. 3.-The grand
jury , which has been investigating the
recent body stealing cases , generally
known as the Kansas medical college
body-snatching affair , adjourned yesterday -
terday without having returned any
indictments. It is said , however , that .
the matter will be taken up again in
two weeks , when the sheriff will present -
sent important witnesses , who left
here when the trouble was about to
be investigated , and on their evidence
indictments are expected.
Oklahoma : Slarshalshlp Fees. ,
WASIfINGTO\ . 3.-'The Attorney ;
General has prepared for Congress
some sensational information on the
Oklahoma marshalship scandal. He '
shows that during- the last fiscal year
the marshal of Oklahoma drew from r
the United States treasury $748,119.39.
Of this sum $212,665.71 was in fees
claimed by deputy marshals. The
clerk hire of the marshal's office was
only $ ; , " 00.
Murder Without Cause.
ST. JosEPH , Mo. , Feb. 3. - Richard '
Stumpf , aged 51 , a prominent business
manwas killed to-day by W. J.Keller , ;
aged 2Galaboreremployed by Stumpf ,
The men quarreled last night over a
trivial matter. This morning Keller
armed himself , sought Stumpf and
deliberately fired four bullets into
him. killing Stumpf instantly. The .
Canada's Poor Militia Showing.
OTTAWA , Feb. 3.-The annual report
of the master of militia , now before
Parliament , gives the total expenditure -
ture for militia last year as $1,574,0:3.
The permanent corps has been reduced -
duced to 800 men. Only 30,37 ; put in
their annual drill of twelve days last
year. The adjutant general calls attention -
tention to the obsolete rifles with
tyhich the force is equipped. '
Kentucky for McKinley.
LExINGToN , Ky. , Feb. 3.-A poll of
Republican members of the Kentucky
Legislature a' to their preferenee for
the Republican nominee for President
was completed last night. All but
three members who were out of the
city were seen , and the almost unanimous -
imous preference is for William Mc-
Judge Young for Congress.
LEXINGTON Mo. , Feb. 3. - Judge
William Young has written a letter tea
a local paper "in " which he makes the
formal announcement of Iris candidacy
for Congress in lhe Fifth district , the
district in which Kansas City is. He
is a Democrat of high standing and
the present probate judge of Lafay
FAA TCE S DISCUSSED. .
SENATOR VILAS DENOUNCES
THE BOND BILL.
lie Discribes It as a Sham and a Fraud-
while Recognizing the Su gestlou of
the President , the Measure , lie Says.
tivas An Insincere Effort Toward Re-
hot-The Sllverltes Roundly Scored.
Mr. Vila. on Flnrn N.
'VAsnisoToN , Feb. 1.-When the
senate convened today it was technically -
ally a continuance of the session of
Thursday , as a recess was taken last
night. There was a uhcager attend-
ance. Mr. Allen of Nebraska , Populist -
list , called attention to the absence of
a quorum. This necessitated a roll
call , which brought senators from
committee and cloak rooms and disclosed -
closed forty-six senators present , one
more than a quorum. Mr. Vilas then
addressed the senatee on the silver
substitute for the house bond bill.
"it will doubtless never be necessary -
sary to discuss this bill as it came
from the house , " said Mr. Vilas'but
it may be said that itdeserved its fate
Strangled by silver. It was but the
fraudulent pretext of response to the
exigency which it profes ett to meet ,
and tc the reasonable suggestions of
the President , which it deuiedwhile it
avowed their wisdom. Witli the exception -
ception of provision for emergency cer-
titicates-which ought to stand in the
permanent statutes-the house bill
thing else was but mercenary legislation -
tion not demanded by our financial
conditions. And so again , as a year
ago , partisanship or imbecility , or
both , has stricken Congress with
paralysis , and the rescue of business
prosperity front its recurring peril has
been thrown upon the executive. It
is almost as fortuitous as fortunate
that an old statute has remained untouched -
touched during our financial nu dncss ,
which can again serve the turn.
' 'lf , " the continued , "any trusted
agent in private affairs should so deny
duty and abuse trust as Congress did a
year ago and novr repeats , no judgment -
ment in their condemnation would be
too severe. Over $ .G,000,000 . were then
thrown away in the reckless rage of
partisanship , and the injury that
must now be sustained by tha people
for the same reason is probably not
less , although the exact measure of it
is not quite no clear. Then Republican
management was able to show pretense -
tense that but for the Populists and
the free silverites there might have
been relief. But the pretense was not
sincere , and this bill has now unmasked -
masked the fact by denying , ruder Republican -
publican dictations , the only remedy
available to the increased mischief. "
Mr. Vilas declared that the bill , as
it Caine from the House , was a sham
and a fraud. Then he proceeded to
show that the Senate substitute and
the amendments that had been pro'
posed made it worst than the original
'Thc best hope : s , " said he , "that
both will shrivel and die in the desert
air of the Senate. " He had hitherto
concluded that it was the wisest policy -
icy to remain silent and allow the silver -
ver atvocates to do the talking , as
they were id the habit of doing at the
ratio of about 16 to 1 , but lie had
heard it asked why the opponents of
free coinage did not justify their faith
lie then discussed the free coinage
provision of the nending bill , declaring -
ing that the financial distress and
public misery for the past three years
were the direct products of the efforts
to force silver upon the country.
'And , " he said , "our course of relief
is a return to sound principles. "
Ile believed every step of time fatal
progress in error had been opposed to
the cardinal doctrines on which the
Democratic party is based , and by
which it must abide or sink in re-
creancy while the spirit flies from our
institutions of liberty.
He divided the silver advocates into
three classes : First , those who were
interested in silver mining , second ,
heavy debtors , arid third , those who
believe in time principle of bimetallism.
'The first class were few in number ,
but wonderfully potential. The second -
end might "desel ye sympathy if they
did not show it. " The third class is
regarded as honestly mistaken , and to
them he addressed his argument.
"The veriest despot of story , the
'grand khan' of Tartary , the great
mogul , never had more submissive
subjects than the silver king of the
Rockies ; nor was ever tyrant more
pitiless or exacting. No independence
of thought or speech is tolerated
there. No party , no creed , no business -
ness can they have who dare to doubt
in the realm cf that monarch , the law
of finance , as it is in silver. The business -
iness men 1111(1 it prudent to say nothing -
ing , and as for the politician who
dares to flout his independence , woe
"Where , " he exclaimed , is that
sturdy Senator , the brave unbending
Carey ? Where is Dolph , the brave ,
strong and indefatigable ? Look on
the bloody Moloch of silver to learn
their fate. . "
Mr. Vilas' speech was a vivid word
picture of "Democracy , menaced , on
one hand by federalism rejuvenated in
the Republican party , and on the
other by that portentious cloud of a
party never known in time days of
Democratic justice , charged with wild ,
fantastic theories of social disorder
and tvilderschemes of remedy , threat-
enin' , should it grow apace , no one
can foretell with what violence of social -
cial tempest. ' '
After reciting the glories of the old
party of Jefferson and Jackson , the
Senator concluded : 'This party will
continue on its great career , yielding
neither one side or the other to the
reactionary forces of old absolutism erred
red firs of anarchy. "
MEMPIfIS , Tenn. , Feb 1.-Dr. John
A. Brooks has received a call to the
London tabernacle , the largest Christian -
tian church in Europe. Dr. Brooks
was the first Prohibition candidate for
governor of Missouri , in 1584 , anti in
:355 he was nominated for Vice President -
dent by the national Prohibition con-
vention. He was for many years supreme -
preme master workman of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen. He resigned -
signed the pastorate of the Memphis
Linden Street Christian church in
July last , and has devoted himself to
evangelical work since that time. Dr.
Brooks has not yet accepted the call to
McKinley WIll IIavo Ten and Reed Six---
Fusion Tlekut Indoreed.
NEw OAI.EA\S , reb. 1.-The Repub-
Bean State nominating convention.
held its second day'ssessionyesterda-y , .
and at a late hour last night was still.
in session and very noisy. Kcllogg's.
men , who are for Reed , lost ground , ;
all tiny. 'Flee business men of New
Orleans and the sugar planters , when.
it became evident that Kellogg world ;
carry the convention for Reed , got to-
gethcrquictly and such pressure was'
brought to bear in behalf of the fc
Kinley men that a caucus of all the-
leaders except Kellogg was 'held. and. k
it was decided to send two McKinley
delegates at large and two Reed men :
to St. Louis. ' 1'h ( re is but little doubt. > '
that the decision of the caucus will.
hold , anI that Henry Demas and .i. . t
11. Vance trill be the McKinley delegates -
gates , and Albert Leonard and Andrew -
drew hero the Reed incr. "
No resolution referring to the presidential -
dential candidates will bs passed by
the convention. This will give McKinley -
Kinley a large majority of the delegates -
gates from this State. Four have
already been elected. Governor War-
lilOt } says two tv1'11 j * , o front hisdis-
trict. A. ' ' . Wimberly and Ihiehard
Simshavean easy light in time Second.
districtand both are enthusiastic McKinley -
Kinley men. This makes ten of time.
sixteen delegates to be elected who wi1L
be for McKinley. A fight was made in
the convention on A. Cage , who is.
a candidate for re-election as chairman -
man of the state cep tral comniittca ,
and who is a McKinley man. The excitement -
citement rose to such heights that
chairs were overturned. Cttairutait
luicl'ard thrust from his place on the-
platform , delegates knocked down and
trampled tinder foot , and the utniost
confusion reigned. Time fight agatist.
Cage Was not successful
About midnight the convention settled -
tled ( lotvn to work and the first iui
portant move was accomplished.TImo 1
fusion ticket put up by the sugar
planters was indorsed , making tIi ee
conventions which have declared in.
its favor. The nomination of presidential -
idential delegates was taken up.
Kellogg , who has been handling-
Reed's cause here , was first nomiuatcd
and a move made to elect him by acclamation -
clamation , but this failed amid it was.
decided to first make all time nomnina
tions before taking a vote.
W. C. T. U. PROTEST.
Are Oppohcd to Military Instruction In ,
the Sclcools of Thls Country. , i
WAsuixoras , Feb 1.-Mrs. Frranees
l1' . Leiter of Mansfield , Ohio , superintendent -
tendent of the department of physical
culture in the National W. C. ' 1' . U. , '
through t'me department of legislttioit. :
and enforcement of law , of which Mrs.
Margaret I ) . Ellis , of East Orange , N.
J. , is superintendent , is sending out ,
time following petition to cacit legislator -
tor at .Vashiugton : i
'lye. the undersigned , in behalf of
300.000 members of the National V' .
C. C. , and time hOhI1eS wh.h these
members represent , do most earnestly
protest against the passage of any-
measure by your honorable body which " t
aims to p ; ovide military instruction.
in the public schools of the country.
We believe that these schools have
been established , and are supported ,
for the purpose of developing citi- '
zenshif , anl should , therefore , teachL
time principles of true government
and peace rather than the science
of warfare. We further believe that r
systematic body training in all grades.
of these schools till help produce the.
best of wlr'clh ' each child is physically , '
mentally and morally capable , insuring -
ing to the government the support of
loyal citizens under any and all emer-
gencies. Will you use your influence-
and vote against all balls % vliicli , ri any i
wise design to introduce and establish
military tactics in time public school
A DEMOCRAT SEATED.
Rosenthal , Republican , of Texas gives Up.
Ills Contest Ieforo the Iloue. '
W.ts1iiNGToS Feb. 1.-The house
passed a bill to-lay granting tire-
Christian Endeavor society the use of
government reservations in Washing
ton during their meeting here next
Mr. Jenkins of Wisconsin , Republican -
lican , called up the elections committee -
tee report on the contest of Rosenthal ,
Republican , vs. Crowley , front the
't'enth Texas districtt lie explained
that fir : Rosenthal had decided not to.
avail himself of the courtesy of an I
hour's speech granted yesterday. Ac-
corlinely , the unanimous report in
Crowley's favor was adopted without
debate or division.
Politics in the ilayard Matter.
\VAS1uxcTos , Feb. t.-No deeisior. I'
( n the matter of censuring Ambassa- '
( for Bayard was attained by the house- l )
committee on foreign affairs , but tie }
discussion upon the question , which 1 ' .
absorbed the entire hour , was one of
time most interesting which that coin- I
mittee has indulged in for a lone r
time. The members were practically
opposed along party lines , the Republicans -
licans urging a resolution of censure
and the Democrats standing by the.
IIugh 1)empsey 1'ardono : .
PITTSBt IG , Pa. , Feb. 1. - Hugh
Dempsey , the ex-district master work j'
man of the Kights of Labor , sentenced i
to the penitentiary three years ago for-
complicity in the poisoning of nonunion -
union men at the Homestead steel (
works after the great strike of 1592 ,
was released from prison at l0 o clock
this morning. The pardon was received - f
ceived from Ifatrisburg ; in the morn-
lug mail and a few moments later
Dempsey left the prison in company . ref r r
of his wife. '
NEWS IN BRIEF.
A wedding was postponed at Louis
yule because the groom came not.
The custom of serving urines at Cab--
fret dinners is.said to be going out of 1
The Choctaws organized the 1'ushla.
Homma party to organize their interests -
ests in thb Indian Territory.
Cuban insurgents ae not expecting '
anygood to result to them from the- t
Senate resolutions , it is.said. ,
Members of. the -iaional board of
trade were receiveit. at time White
house by P.esfden [ Cleveland.
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