The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, May 01, 1896, Image 6

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A srlnlrED religious revival is in
progress itt Beatrice.
TILE water in the Blue riveris higher
than for three years past.
L'OYD county boasts a calf .that
weighed 175 pounds at birth.
THE Washington County gold find is
attracting a good deal of attention.
PERSONAL taxes in Nance county are
' to be collected by distress. Everything
goes.WAKEFIELD will have wide open
1 saloons this year. Last year it had the
"hole in the wall" system.
TILE populist state convention to
nominate state , oflicers'will be held in
Hastings some time in August
TORIAS trustees have passed an ordinance -
nance that no barb wire fences shall
be harbored inside the village limits.
ON account of illness ex-Senator In-
galls -of Kansas was compelled to cancel -
cel his engagement to lecture .in Hast-
I , .
r- A NEW biography of the later years
of Col. W. F. Cody has been begun by
Co ] . Prentiss Ingraham in , the Duluth
HEAVY rains in the vicinity or Far-
' nam did considerable damage. The B.
& M. railroad was badly washed in
several places.
Ax unknown man was found unconscious -
scious on the roadside near Barada ,
and died before medical aid could be
" summoned.
: THE Oxnards have contracted with
hail county farmers for 600 acres more
of beets than were ever beforelplanted
in that county.
AT O'Neill the case of Dunlm ,
' charged with cattle rustling , was given
to the jury last week. They returned
a verdict of guilty.
BERNAR KF.RMAN , one of the early
settlers in Ifolt county , is eighty-seven
years old and mentally and physically
as vigorous as anybody.
, . REV G W. DAMON of Battle Creek
has retired from the ministry for an
indefinite time and notifies the public
that he has become an auctioneer.
HARDY was visited by three young
tramps who had been offering for sale
various designs of jewelry. They were
placed in jail to await developments.
LEN RUnD of Aurora was arrested by
United States authorities for opening
letters personally addressed to his part-
ner's wife , and gave bail to appear for
AT Nebraska City a runaway team
jumped onto a buggy in which sat Mrs.
Ilijeldin. The vehicle was badly damaged -
. aged and the occupant seriously in-
Miss EDITH STEININGER stood on a
high chair to remove some loose paper
from the ceiling. When shecame down ,
it was with sufficient force to fracture
her arm.
N. F. : PETERSON , a well-to-do Dane ,
living five miles southeast of Minden ,
cut his throat with a razor while in-
sane. It is not certain whether medi-
1 cal aid can save him or not
A FISH story comes from Milford to
the effect that Mrs. Norton of the
Resort hotel went down to the river
edge to look at the flood and scooped
in a seven-pound pike with her sun
WTI. M. GEDDES of Hall county will
be a candidate in the republican state
convention for the nomination for
state auditor. Friends are strongly
x urging his claims and are hopeful of
LITTLE Goldie Stoltz of Beaver City
: was burned to death last week. She
was in the.field with her father , who
ivas burning-stalks , when her clothing
-caught fire.and she was fatally burned
before herfather-could extinguish the
TItE city council of Lincoln has
: adopted a resolution instructing the
city attorneyto begin suit upon the otfi-
cial bond of Elmer Stephenson , who ,
.as city treasurer in 1893 , lost $20,000
in the Capital National bank.
WAsn1NGTos dispatch : Judge 'Strode's
I : bill for the pensioning of General 'T'hay-
i er was today .signed by the president.
- The delay of several days which occurred
red between the receipt of the bill at
the White house.and the signature gave
i . rise to unnecessary fears as to the safety -
ty of the bill , but the signature settled
, the matter permanently and satisfacto-
BURGLARS robbed the Postoffice at
i TIowe last week. They secured aclaw- ,
bar by breaking into the Missouri
Pacific tool house , and a drill , sledge
and other tools from a blacksmith shop
near by. They -opened the safe , get-
Ling about $60 worth of stamps. It is
supposed the parties who broke : into
the depot a few days previous were
' herobbers. :
island in writingto the various.county
judges in the state asking them to Lincoln the latter part.of next
uronth in order to .eonfer with.eaclr
other about some necessary changes in
the laws more particularly affecting
Hutt .affice. Mr. Garlow expects to
has a ( quite an assemblage present at
that'time. The meeting will 4be .held
the latter part of May.
DON'T loaf around the ea'
; argningwith your neighbors abontthe ,
best tool to use in surface cultivation ,
but buy a new Pivotal Frame Captain
Kidd Disc Cultivator , which will render
j it easy to dodge the crookedest .corn
and unnecessary to dodge the Sheriff
, next Fall If you use the Captain Kidd ,
you well have money to pay your -bills ,
and , won't have to , dodge. Write us for
descriptive circulars and "What Others
Omaha , Neb
i { PosTMAsTER D. F. Davis and wife of.
Columbus were notified by wire .to
come to Chattanooga at once , as their
little daughter , stopping with her
grandparents. was at the point of
death. She has been troubled for
some months with valvular heart dis
S. FRAITCH , the merchant tailor of
Beatrice who went to' Atchison , in
° search of goods stolen fr his store ,
, telegraphed that he ha "found the
loads and that the burglar ? W. H.
4' Browning , was under arrest R 'huisi- i
tion papers will be produced and
: Brawgafng brought to Nebraska Ser
trial ,
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BURGLARS forced an entrance to
Barcehouse Bros. general merchandise
store at Adams about 1 o'clock in the
morning and secured $10 in cash and
a few articles of clothing. After
drilling the safe they were frightened
away before they had time to blow it
DURING a storm lightning struck the
High school building at Cedar Bluffs ,
setting it on fire , and but for the
prompt action of the fire department
the building would have been burned
to the ground. The loss is estimated
at $100 , fully covered by insurance.
Lightning also struck the fine new
residence of George Young , damaging
it about $150 worth.
JONAS REYNOLDS , who was arrested
for having assisted Kingen and Winne-
gar to break fail at York and make
their escape , was tried before Judge
Wildman , who ordered Reynolds to be
held as charged for trial in the district
court under a bond of $200 , in default
of which he was again put in jail. Reynolds -
nolds admits havinghauled the prisoner -
er away , but denies having rendered
any other assistance.
IN the district court the city of Lincoln -
coln began suit the other day to foreclose -
close its lien on the Lincoln street railway -
way , including equipments , tracks ,
franchises , etc. The suit grows out of
the non-payment of taxes. A number
of years ago when the city attempted
to force collection the company enjoined -
ed it , and for some technical reason
injunction was allowed , and the case is
now pending in the supreme court.
A Her SPRINGS ( Ark. ) dispatch says :
The twenty round go this afternoon
between Danny Daly of Bangor , Me ,
and George Stout of Omaha was one of
the best events ever seen here and attracted -
tracted : r crowd of three thousand spec-
tators. The men fought twenty rounds ,
all of which were lively throughout
In the last round Stout dislocated
Daly's arm with an uppercut and the
decision was given to the Omaha man.
THE safe in the postoffice at Waco
was blown open and robbed of $12 in
silver and about $100 in stamps. The
building was generally ransacked for
plunder , but nothing else of any particular -
ticular value was taken. The tools
used for drilling a hole in the safe were
taken from a neighboring blacksmith
shop. The explosion blew the safe
door completely off its hinges , and
strange to say the noise was not heard
by any one.
P. J. EALING , ex-treasurer of Exeter
township , Fillmore county , it is alleged -
ed , is short in his accounts about $225.
There has been some prospect that the
township board would prosecute him
for embezzlement , but it is now likely
that his brother will furnish him
money enough to make up the shortage -
age and that the matter will be settled
in that way. In any event the township -
ship is not likely to lose anything , as
his bondsmen are perfectly good for
the amount
SPEAKING of the Nebraska Club the
Kimball Observer says : "We feel the
necessity of such an organization.
There must be something done to
counteract the efforts that are being
made to entice our people to leave Ne-
braska. Sharp business land speculators -
tors have taken advantage of the discouragements -
couragements of a great many people ,
on account of the shortcrops two years
ago and low prices of farm products
this year and are holding out every inducement -
ducement for them to go south. "
THERE : was a meeting of the executive -
tive committee of the Nebraska club
held at Lincoln , at which E. A. Barnes
of Grand Island presided. A coinmu-
nication was read from Omaha in which
the progress of the work of raising the
5,000 pledged for that city was de-
tailed. It was decided that the secretary -
tary should write to corporations outside -
side of the state which do business here
and present the objects of the club ,
with the view of getting their subscriptions -
scriptions to the membership fund.
INTEREST in the matter of the assault -
sault on the Dawson family by the Vic
McCarty gang in Sarpy county in July ,
1894 , has been considerably revived at
Alliance recently. Hon. R. C. Nole-
man , attorney for the Dawsons , is in
receipt from the British embassy dated
April 2 , 1896 , in which the ambassador ,
Sir Sulian Pauncefote , states that the
case has been referred to the committee -
tee on foreign affairs of the house of
representatives with a favorable recommendation -
commendation from the state depart-
'ment The case is brought for the
: sum of $46,000.
GRowING out of the experience had
.at North Loup last year in the way of
planting crops exclusively for seed
, purposes , W. A. Prentice and a number
of others will enter on the same line of
farming this season , the gentleman
named having contracted with a Lincoln -
coln seed firm to put in a quantity of
peas , beans and table corn of choice
varieties , the firm agreeing to take the
product in the fall at a stipulated
price. With irrigation within reach it
is thought great success will attend
the enterprise.
JAMES 1V. HAND , who has for years
been a resident of Nebraska City ,
ended his life by taking "Rough on
Rats. " He bought two boxes .of the
poison and took the same. Every
effort was made to save his life , but
without avail He has held -several
positions , but owing to the poor con di-
tion.of his health was not able to keep
them , and becoming discouraged , took
thistmethod of putting an end to his
life. Ile was in fair circumstances and
° tlre act seemed uncalled for. He hada
.lifeinsurance of $2,000.
DR. W. H. Grnns of Nebraska City
twas + in Fremont last week for a few
, days. .under instructions from Seer-eta-
.ry Morton , to look up and verify or
discredita ; complaint which had been
: filed in headquarters to the effect that
scabby sheep had been shipped from
that : vicinity to Chicago Most of rthe
sheep have been shipped , but at the
ranch.of Mahoney .C Sullivan he found
about.400 head which he reports to be
in a reasonably fair condition , and ea-
pressed himself as well pleased with
the manner in which the gentlemen
have cared far their stock.
THE Prague Farmers' elevator was
burned to the ground. The cause of
the fire is not known. The elevator
was insured for $1,300 This makes
the > .econd time inside of eight months
that the elevator has been on fire and
as there was nobody running the elevator -
vator since it was built , it makes the
affair somewhat of a mystery.
CHARLES TIF.PEL , a German aged
about 50 years , made a probably successful -
cessful attempt to commit suicide at
Plattsmouth by shooting himself
through the windpipe. The weapon
used wag a 32-calibre revolver. He had
been unable to secure employment and
became despondent in consequence ,
The Illinois Governor Replies to the
Address of Mr. Carlisto Recently
Delivered Iii Chicago on the
Monetary juest ° on-Makes
Charges In Regard to the
Bond Syndicate.
SPiUNGFIFLD , Ill. , April 27.-In an
open letter made public to-day Governor -
ernor Altgeld replies to the address on
the money question which Secretary
Carlisle recently delivered in the Auditorium -
ditorium in Chicago. The letter is as
follows : "A teacher should be willing -
ing to answer questions. At the close
of Mr. Carlisle's speech a number of
gentlemen arose and asked for further
information , but. he turned his back ,
and slipped off the stage and by direction -
tion of his managers the questioners
were hustled out by policemen. "
Mr. Altgeld quotes at length the
oft-quoted speech made by Mr. Carlisle -
lisle in :78 , in which he declaredthat
the demonetization of silver would
ultimately entail more misery than
wars , pestilences and famines or the
destruction of half the inovaale property -
erty of die world , and declares that
he can not understand how Mr. Carlisle -
lisle changed his views when he became -
came a member of President Cleve-
land's cabinet. lie also refers to the
change of views of Secretaries Hoke
Smith and Ilrrbert , tvho had long
denounced silver demonetization
and declares that , unlike Saul of
Tarsus , they have beer. ashamed to
discuss their conversions. lie asks
whether they were "scoundrels and
lunatics' until theV got to be old men
and the tinsel of cabinet positions not
only made them honestbut gave them
brains. He asks Mr. Carlisle to explain -
plain why for 200 years , despite variations -
ations in annual production , gold and
silver held the market ratio of 153 to
1. Explanation is asked of the statements -
ments of Baron Rothschild and other
eminent financiers in 1869 that the
sum of the two metals taken together
formed the measure of valuesand why
wherever silver was stricken down it
was by the arbitrary act of government -
ment and not by commerce or busi-
Mr. Altgeld asks Mr. Carlisle if ,
when the volume of money was reduced -
duced and property values fell correspondingly -
pondingly , but debts , taxes and interest -
terest were not , a great crime was
not committed against the debtor and
producing classes and how either
debtor or laborer can spend as much
money as before , thus injuring the
great home market. He holds that as
rises in prices are dependent in increases -
creases in volume of money , stagnation -
tion must continue until the volume
of money is again restored. lie quotes
from the bank reports and the treas-
urv statements that there was only
$227,000,000 in gold in sight July 11 ,
1875as a contradiction of Mr. Carlisle's
statement that there were $000,000,000
of gold in America , and asks
why Mr. Carlisle makes such misleading -
ing statements. In closing lie says :
"A year ago Mr. Cleveland sent for
his former law partner and close
friend , and through him Cleveland
and Carlisle togetherr tirade a secret
contract with another friend , who was
a former client of Cleveland's , uy
which that friend and his associate
speculators were enabled to make
$1,000,000 or $10,000,000 out of the gov-
ernmcnt in a few weeks on a small
bond transaction. And the reason
given for this extraordinary and even
criminal procedure was that the speculators -
ulators and sharks of Wall street had
agreed to protect the government
against the gold reserve until the
following November. Following that ,
the wealthiest , the most enterprising ,
most powerful. most industrious and
thrifty nation on the globe paid
tribute to a small band of
speculators for protection. And
when the month of November arrived
these speculators withdrew their protection -
tection and then the government proceeded -
ceeded to issue another $100,000,000 of
bonds , increasing the burdens of our
people. Now , Mr. Carlisle might have
expatiated on this , anti pointed out to
the American people the lofty character -
ter of the statesmen involved in these
transactions , for , strange to saymany
of our intelligent people are utterly
unable to comprehend it. While Mr.
Carlisle does not seem to have been a
success in the capacity of a bunco
steerer among the laboring men of
Chicago , there are many points upon
tvhiclt he could be very interesting ,
and I would suggest that they bring
him back and let him talk about matters -
ters in which he is at home. "
A Divorce in the Army.
LE AVENWORTH , Kan. , April 2.-
. Virginia Brady was granted a
decree of divorce from Lieutenant
Jasper E. Brady by Judge Myers of
the 1)istrict court yesterday afternoon.
The ground was gross neglect of duty ,
and there was no contest. Mrs.
Brady was given the custody of their
2-year-old child. The suit was entered -
tered late Thursday night and an
effort was made to keep the matter
out of the papers. They are both
well-known in society and army
( Senator Stewart's Daughter to Wed.
W.tsHINGTON , April 27-Senator and
Mrs. Stewart announce the engagement -
ment of their daughter , May Belle , to
Mr. Payson. The wedding will take
place at the Stewart Castle , May 16.
The young couple will reside in Baltimore -
more , where Mr. Payson is at present
engaged in business.
Many Mes < ican Miners Buried.
EL PASO , Tex. , April : ' 7.-The Santa
Eulalia mines of Chihuahua caved in
yesterday. Seven miners have been
taken out dead and thirteen wounded.
Forty-four others are still in the
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Tariff and Consular fluestlons to Be Considered -
sidered at Detroit , Beginning dune 2.
DETROIT , Mich. , April 27.-A circular -
lar letter of invitation to the national
commercial tariff convention , to be
held here beginning June 2 , 1SOG , addressed -
dressed to all citizens interested in the
subjects to be discussed , has been
issued over the signature of S. B.
Archer , secretary , chamber of commerce -
merce , this city.
The objects of the convention are
stated to be the discussion of means to
take the tariff question out of politics -
tics , to improve the consular service ,
especially in Central and South America -
ica , to consider the advisability of
recommending to Congress the creation -
tion of a department of commerce ,
manufactures and labor , and of forming -
ing a permanent organization. It is
stated that the convention will be
non-political and non-sectional.
Death Chosen by Insurgents In I'refer-
enco to Capture by Spanish Soldiers.
HAVANA , April 27.-Official advices
received here state that Colonel Aldea
while in pursuit of parties of insurgents -
gents , encountered several bands of
them on the Carmen estate , near
Sabanilla , in the provim c of Ma-
tanzas. The insur ciits , were fleeing
from an attack which had been made
upon them by the Rey column. The
troops charged upon the Cubans from
all sides , forcing theta into the cane
fields , which were burning fiercely ,
and many of them periched in the
flames which they themselves had
started. The troups continued pursuit -
suit of the fleeing insurgents , killing
many of them.
Cardinal Ruupolla's Letter.
CHICAGO , Ill. , April 27.-The long
looked for letter of the Papal secretary -
tary of state has been received by the
committee on religious liberty for
Protestants in South America , and it
will be read at the Chicago Methodist
ministers' meeting next Monday morn-
ing. The letter gives the result of
the investigations of Cardinal Rarn-
polla , the papal secretary of
state , concerning the marriage
laws of Peru , Ecuador and
Bolivia , and also the religious liberty
that is accorded to the people in those
countries. Furthermore , the letter
announces what the Holy See proposes
to do in the matter. Ilev. John Lee ,
chairman of the coma ittee , declines
testate in advance anything further
concerning the details of Cardinal
Rampolla's communication.
A Fire at Leavenworth.
LEAtiENWOIITH , Kan. , April f.-Carl
Hoffman's Chickering ; hall and his
wholesale and retail music house , the
largest in Kansas , were damaged by
fire early this morning. The building
was valued at about $25.000 and the
stock and fixtures at $20,000. The
loss on the stock and fixtures is $1'-
000 and on the building $3,000. The
building is insured for $13,000 and the
stock and fixtures for $10,000. Many
pianos and other musical instruments
were either consumed or ruined by
heat , smoke and water. The fire
started in the shipping room in the
basement , and was not controlled for
three hours.
No Treaty With the Osages.
INDEPENDENCE , Tian. , Aprtt 27.-If.
D. Gorman , nephew of Senator Gorman -
man of Maryland , who , with IV.3I. .
Traskett of Arkansas and Judge Rook
of Georgia , was appointed by the government -
ernment as a special commission to
treat with i the Osage Indians for the
purchase of their lands and allot.
ments , passed through last night on
his way back to Washington. The
commission did not accomplish anything -
thing and the limit of their appointment -
ment has expired.
Ante-Nuptial Announcement.
BI.00)IINGTox , Ill. , April 27.-Infor-
mation received from the family of
Vice President Stevenson at Washington -
ton is to the effect that Miss Julia
Stevenson , elder daughter of the Vice
President , and Rev. Martin D. Hardin
of Danville , Ky. , will be married at
the New York Avenue Presbyterian
church in Washington on May 28.
The invitations are not yet issued.
The bridegr ocm is a son of Hon. H.
Wat Hardin , the distinguished Kentucky -
tucky Democratic politician.
Sam C.ok's Silver views.
MEXICO , Mo. , April 27.-S. B. Cook
of the Democratic State central committee -
mittee says a small percentage of the
sound money Democrats will vote the
Republican ticket , but the loss to the
party from this source will not exceed
:0,000 votes. lie thinks on the other
hand the clean cut , unequivocal platform -
form adopted at Sedalia will not only
bring out thousands of Democrats
who were disgusted in 1894 , but it will
bring to the Democracy two votes for
every gold standard Democrat who
joins the Republicans.
Vanderbilt Buys the Defender.
NEw YORI1. April :7.-Mr. William
K. Vanderbilt , the head of the syndicate -
cate that built , equipped and raced
the Defender , has become the sole
owner of that yacht Mr. Vanderbilt
has bought out the interests of the
others , as it was agreed in the plans
that he had the right to do any time
after the America's cup matter had
been decided. What Mr. Vanderbilt
will do with the fam pus craft is merely -
ly a matter cf conjecture.
An Indian Oratorical Contest.
LAWRENCE , Kan. , April 2-The Indian -
dian pupils at Haskell institute held
an oratorical contest last night , the
first of the kind , so far as is known ,
ever held in the United States. There
were ten orators and tl'e programme
was interspersed with music.
Howard and Cable Are Convicted.
TOPEKA , Kan. , April 27. - Frank
Howard and Frank Cable were found
guilty in the Federal court of robbing
the postoffice at Ulysses , Grant county ,
and Judge Foster sentenced them to
the penitentiary-Howard for three
years and Cable for five.
Proceedings of the State Convention in
Lincoln-Cholec of Delegates to the
Chicago Convention-Faith in Free
Colnago Pledged Anew in the Platform
of Principles-The Trans-Mlulsaippl
International Exposition.
Nebraska Democratic Convention.
1v. J. BRYAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln
C.J. SMYTI ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Omaha
w. Ii. TIIOMI'SON..Grand Island
w. D. 0. DIIAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kearnoy
First District-
F. J. MORGAN..Plattsmoutli
C. S. JONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lincoln
EeCOnul District- i
C. II. BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Omaha
Third Iistrlct--
0. IIOLLEN BECI : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fremont
G. A. LUIUART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lorfolk
Fourth District-
C. J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E. C. BRIGGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Seward
Fifth District-
F. A. T'IIOMPSEN..Clay Center
P.WALSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - MCCool :
Sixth Distrirt-
JAMES C. DA IILMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chadron
DR. J. C. BLACIBUUN..Atkinson
LINCor.N , April 23.-The free silver
democratic state convention was not
called to order until nearly 3 o'clock.
The delay was caused by the Fourth
congressional district , whose delegates
occupied the hall until a late hour ,
electing their district delegates to Clii-
Chairman C. J. Smythe rapped the
delegates to order and Secretary Lee
Herdman read the call.
A committee on credentials was dispensed -
pensed with and credentials were handed -
ed in to the secretaries and accepted.
The chair appointed the following
committee on resolutions : W. J. Bryan ,
Lincoln ; 1V. II. Thompson , Grand Island -
land ; J. O'Connor , Omaha ; James Sul-
lixan , Columbus ; Matt Gering Platts-
mouth ; Ed Fallen , Falls City , and H.
C. Rittenhouse , McCook.
The following resolutions here moved -
ed by C. J. Sinytli , and unanimously
adopted by a rising vote :
Whereas , lion. Ed P. Smith has been
one of the ablest and most loyal champions -
pions of true democracy in the state of
Nebraska :
Whereas , The hand of a terrible disease -
ease presses heavily upon him , and he
has been , and is , suffering excruciating
pain ; therefore , be it
Resolved , That the democratic state
convention , recognizing his valuable
services to the cause of democracy , and
deeply regretting that he is beset by
an awful affliction , sends to lion. Ed
P. Smith words of cheer in his manful
battle for life , and tender to his wife
and children the assurance of its profound -
the Trans-Mis-
Resolutions endorsing - -
sissippi and International Exposition
were adopted as follows :
Whereas , Delegates representing the
twenty-four states and territories west
of the Mississippi river , at the Trans-
Mississippi congress of 1895 , adopted
resolutions providing for the holding of
an exposition for the purpose of exhibiting -
iting the products , manufactures , arts ,
industries and capabilities of these
states , and territories , and
Whereas , The said congress voted
unanimously thatsaid exposition should
be held at the city of Omaha , Nebraska -
ka , in the year 1SOS ; and
Whereas , The common interests of
the states and territories constituting
this great region will be greatly promoted -
meted and benefitted thereby , and the
great state of Nebraska will be especially -
ially benefitted by such an exposition
within her borders , therefore , be it
Resolved , By the 800 citizens of the
state of Nebraska assembled together
as delegates to the Nebraska democratic -
ic state convention. held at the Funke
opera house at Lincoln , Nebraska , on
April 22 , A. D. 1806. that the holding of
said Trans-Mississippi Exposition is
hereby heartily approved , and that our
senators and representatives in congress -
gress are requested to co-operate with
the senators and representatives of the
other trans--Mississippi states and thoroughly -
oughly and actively endeavor to procure -
cure at this session of congress the passage -
sage of a bill giving national recognition -
tion to said exposition and providing
for an appropriation for a national exhibit -
hibit and the necessary and proper
buildings to contain the same ; and be
it further
Resolved. That a copy of the foregoing -
ing resolutions be certified by the secretary
retary of the convention and sent to
the senators and representatives in
congress from Nebraska.
? Ir. Bryan , of the committee on resolutions -
lutions , presented the following report :
We , the democrats of the state of Nebraska -
braska , in convention assembled , renew
our allegiance to the principles taught
by Thomas Jefferson and courageously
defended by Andrew. Jackson , and demand -
mand that the great problems now before -
fore the people shall be solved by the
application of these principles to present -
ent conditions.
We congratulate the democrats of j
Massachusetts upon the candor and
frankness which characterized their
platform utterances of yesterday. We
rejoice that they no longer quibble
about the ratio and holding out the delusive -
lusive hope of international cooperation -
tion , have at last consented to submit
to the people the question , whether the
United States shall have monometal-
ism or bimetalism-whether the American -
ican people shall deliberately adopt the
English system of finance or restore the
gold and silvercoinage of the constitu-
tion. The Massachusetts demand for
a single gold standard and for the redemption -
demption of all government obligations
in gold alone presents the paramount
issue of the campaign , and we welcome
the contest
We endorse the language used by
Hon. John G. Carlisle in 1878 , when he
denounced the "conspiracy" to destroy ,
silver as a standard money as "the
most gigantic crime of this or any
age , and we agree with him in the
declaration then made that "the con-
sumation of such a scheme would ultimately -
mately entail more misery upon the
human race than all the wars , pestilences -
lences and famines that have ever occurred -
curred in the history of the world. "
We are not willing to be parties to
such a crime , and in order to undo the
wrong already done and to prevent a
further rise in the purchasing power of
the dollar. we favor the immediate re-
- I
storation of the free and unlimited ; J4 .
coinage of gold and silver at the press I
ent legal ratio of 16 to 1 , as such coinage
ago exixted prior to 1873 , without waiting - '
ing for the aid or consent of any other
nation , such gold and silver to be a full I
legal tender for all debts , public and
private. l
We are opposed to the retirement of
the greenback and demand that the i
secretary of the treasury , instead of issuing - , .
suing interest-bearing bonds for the
purchase of gold , shall recognize silver
and exercise
as money of redemption
the rig ht to redeem greenbacks , treasurY - ; )
urY notes and all other coin obligations +
i u !
in silver w hen silver is more eonven- j 1 ,
lent. < °
Believing that general laws should > t i f
contract , we / gr g
not be set aside by private r
favor such congressional legislation as
will , without interfering with valid 1
contracts already in existence , prohibit f
for the future the making of agreements - 1
ments for the payment of any specific
kind of legal tender money. i , t 1
We arc in favor of a constitutional
amendment authorizing the collection
of an income tax as a part of the feder-
alrevenue system.
IVe are in favor of the election of
United States Senators by the direct
vote of the people.
We are in favor of a liberal pension 1
11 t. are in favor of the initiative and i
I 1
referendum system as an aid to securing -
ing a government of the people , for ,
the people and by the people. °
The democratic party has ever been -j -
the party of religious liberty in this t
country. It has always been and is 1
opposed to the union of church I '
and state in any form or under any
pretext whatever ; it is opposed to the ,
imposition of any religious test for r'
office ; it is opposed : o all secret pout- 1 i
ical organizations of every kind or
character , or any open political organization - ' :
ization based upon religious prejudices ,
as contrary to the spirit and genius of ;
our institutions and thoroughly un- a
american. It stands by our public
school system as a means of popular (
education and is opposed to any diversion - -
sion of public school funds to any sectarian - ' ,
tarian purpose , but it recognizes the
right of parental control and the rights ' . i
of conscience in the education of children -
ren as in accord with the fundamental
doctrines of the democratic party , that
the largest liberty consistent with the ,
rights of others insures the best gov-
On motion of G J. Ilowlby the chair.
man declared that nominations for dcl- t
egates-at-large were in order. Selections -
tions were then made in accordance
with the result given at the commencement -
ment of this article , tit' . J. Bryan and '
some others being selected by aecla- r
ination. '
A resolution was introduced by J. C.
Dahlman declaring that "the dentoera-
cy of Nebraska presents the democracy
of the nation the name of W. .1. Bryan
and recommends his nomination as candidate - ' ,
didate for president , and that the Nebraska -
braska delegates be instructed to forward -
ward his candidacy. " The reading of 1
the resolution was received with great I
enthusiasm , but Mr. Bryan asked that
the resolution be withdrawn , and this
was done by the mover.
The convention then adjourned , and .
moved away in a body to the lnrling- s °
ton depot to meet Governor Stone of
Missouri , who spoke at night in the 1
Funke opera house. The speaker rigorously -
orously denounced the administration
of Grover Cleveland at short intervals
during his entire speech. „
It costs four times as much to govern -
ern American cities as is spent for the
same purpose in English cities. 4
A new steamboat , just launched for
the Hudson river service , will cost
$1,000,000 and be provided with engines
of 5,000 horse power.
There are nearly 16,000,000 children
in school in the United States , nearly
14,000,000 in public schools , and nearly
400,000 teachers.
During the 900 years that the Pekin
Gazette has been in existence 1,800 of
its editors have had their heads taken
off for having exceeded instructions.
The children of the poor in Japan are
nearly always labeled In case they
should stray from their homes whilst
their mothers are engaged in domestic '
The longest paved street in the world
is Washington street , Boston , which is
seventeen and a half miles long ; the
shortest is the Rue Ble , Paris , which is
barely twenty feet long. i
In England and Scotland milkmaids
believe that if they forget to wash their
hands aster milking their caws will go
dry. TIiIs superstition is diligently f"
fostered by the owners of the cogs.
In Nebraska farms average 190 acres ,
in Massachusetts 36. But in prcverbi-
ally'thrifty Holland the average is
thirty acres. Seventeen-twentieths of
all the farms in Holland are less than
50 acres in extent.
Japan claims the oldest wooden building -
ing in the world. It is a log storehouse '
in Yara which is now used to shelter
some of the Mikado's art treasures. An
age of 1,200 years is claimed fcr it. uP '
Some of the logs are nearly worn away
by the weather.
To send a telegram to London from '
New York and get an answer takes two u
hours. The message goes through t
Cause , Nova Scotia , and Penzance. , r
When special arrangements have been
made to clear the wires , fifteen seconds
will suffice for a message one way.
Any kind of an unrepentant sinner is r
a lost one.
Bible promises were made for Bible-
loving people.
Only those who love souls
can learn {
how to win them.
A negative sinner is as sure to be lost
as a positive one.
The slave is no less a slave whose '
chain is made of gold.
In a cold
meeting the back
seats are the warmest.
The office of temPtaUon is to teach
us our need of Christ.
There Is no greater commandment '
than "love one another. "
The grateful heart has music in it that
angels cannot sing.
Whoever believeth '
God's truth gets
God's reward for doing ft.