Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 02, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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For Seei clary of Stiite-O. . LAWS.
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For Auilltor II. A. II.YHOOt'lv.
For Attorney General WILLIAM LKKSK.
For Coin. Public LandsOS ) Ki'H SCOTT.
Kor Senators :
I "or KeprcBentntivcs :
W. ( ! . WIllTMOHK ,
G150. 11K1MKOD.
It. S. HALL ,
For County Attorncf :
f'or County Commissioner :
Tut1 , win- cloud is still Jloatin < j over the
cast. America can niVonl to be so.renely
Inditlurcnt about the outcome.
Ki'.roi.uss tii.\ition is public robbery.
The treasury surplus Insl , month was of $11,000,000 re
duction in the publics debt.
Tin : first "killing" frost has put in its
appearance. It failed to kill oil'n do/en
score of candidates. The public will
perform that service a month later.
AMID all the turmoil and noise the fact
remains that the Douglas county repub
lican legislative and county ticket will be
R hard one to match. It will bo a harder
one to beat.
Gr.Nr.itAT. TftAYEit will secure some
thing moro than tin tilcclion. lie will be
given such a rousing majority at the polls
that his opponent will scarcely know that
he was rmmiii .
Tun political gunning reason has
opened. It began with the hunt of the
railroad attorneys after proxies , und it
will end with the killing oil'of u largo
number of railroad candidates for the
EVEIIV railroad attorney in the First
district is working tooth and nail for
Church Howe's election. On that sub
ject the railroads have pooled all issues
nml will endeavor to maintain Ilio price
of votes at the tnrifl'rnto.
By an error which wo nro glad to cor
rect , Mi1. Kuony was listed as one of the
representatives in the last legislature
who voted for the railroad commissioner
bill. Mr. Kuony is recorded us a steady
and consistent opponent of the meas
ure. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
BoitiNO for natural gas is the latest
Omaha enterprise , backed up by ample
nmplo capital. If a company will organ
ize to "pipe" the unnatural smells in the
vicinity of thn ( daughter homos , heavy
stock subscriptions uau bo nt onuo secured -
cured from the residents of the southern
and southwestern portions o the city.
of thu supposed duties of the
worthless railroad commission Is to in
vestigate accidents on the railways
operated within the state , At the rate
at which collisions have been occurring
of Into , thu commission could have been
kept busy at this part of their job , if they
wore not created and organized to do
nothing , and earn their pay by doing it.
have nothing to gain and
everything to lose by committing them
selves in favor of thu submission of a
prohibitory amendment. Our present
excellent high license law already gives
prohibition to every county where public
sentiment demands it ami where it can
bo enforced. The legislature has no
right to force frco liquor , which is
what no license means , upon communi
ties. Legislative nominees will very
properly refuse to bo bound by the declaration -
claration of the state platform on this
question. They will bo elected on county
platforms which voice tco sentiments of
the communities sending them to the leg
islature , Jn Douglas county the republi
can party has declared in favor of t\
rigid -enforcement of the existing law ,
whieh is the bust practical restriction
law ot Ita class m the United Slated.
Do HIP 1'coplo Itulc ?
Two ynr ngn nti amrtnlmrnt ( o Ilio
con t'lut.on of Nebraska wn * iibmittod
lo the pi'opli' by uhicli it was proposed
to onallin addition to the pM-rutm-
oflleers already e\i ting , a board of rail
road comml.sionur * with limited powers
lo supervise ami regiilnlo the railroad
Irallle. On this proposition ( itU-Ci Votes
were polled. Only 52 'JOT wefe recorded
in favor of the nnieiidincnl ami11.1 3
were ea t against it. In other wonls the
people of Nebraska by u two thirds Ilia-
jofily rejected the scheme to create for
Ilium si railroad commission. This
pronounertl verdict nsjainst the rail
road commission w-as ivgnnli-il nn
all hands as decisive. Wliil"1 it is true
Unit the vole wl on tlm commissioner
amendment was barely one-half of the
entire vote ra l at tinfli etion il showed
that less than onu-si\lh of Hie eiilire
voting populaliun ill that time were in
favor of Hie emumission. In the laee of
this ifii t emphatic refusal of the people
to Irin-ifer their right of railnwl regula
tion from the legislature to u eoiilliiisslon
whleh was never designed or evpeeted to
allbrd them relief , the railroad bosses sol
deliberately at work to nullify Hie. popu
lar will. They besieged the legisla'uro '
with n corruption lobby , befogged and
liilllilo/ed its member.o , and at the last
hour of the session logrolled through
n bill to create a railroad
commi.s.sion tnmlu up of the clerks of
htateollieors. Thu fraudulent coniml-sion
thus created in bra/on violation of the
people's mandate has been in u.siMenco
nearly eighteen months II has proved
an uxncnstvu farce Made up sit the die-
late of the railroad manages il has
proved what every intelHm-nt man must
have foreseen , : i delusion and u snare ,
useful only lo the eorponilions ami uso-
les to the people It has wrung i\
thousand dollars a year out of the tax
payers for standing in with the railroads
and delating justice in its proper course.
If a vote of the people
could bo had at the next election
tliu railroad commission would be swept
out of e.xistence by a hundred voles to
one. In the faee of the known sentiment
among all classes on this barefaced im
position upon taxpayers and railroad pa
trons , the republican state convention ,
by a majority of 54 , had gone on the record
against a resolution demandintr its aboli
tion of the commission. Three hundred
and two delegates out of the .51)3 ) that
made up the convention said in so many
words that they would rather be lackeys
of the railroads than to voice the people's
will. The deplorable truth is thai the
railroads of Nebraska are not out ot poli
ties yet. When the resolution demanding
Iho abolition of the commission was
brought up by Senator Van \Vyek u
brass colored delegate moved that it bu
tabled , livery railroad attorney , lobby
ist and shyster in the iwy of rail
roads at once fell into line. They wanted
to rebuke Van \Yyck , but in fact they
have only .slrenirtheiied him with the
people. Instead of sitting down on Van
U'yeli they have given the party : i black
eye in udvci tiling il as a vicious and dan
gerous' ' combination organised in collu
sion with corporate monopoly to sup
press the popular will.
Tim nifIit Spit-It.
This republican candidate for governor
of California , lion. John F. .Swift , ap
pears to bu n man who deserves \vell at
the hands of the intelligent and fair-
minded voters of that state. There is
an element in the state , not very largo
but atlecting a superior respectability ,
which in politics assumes an altitude of
hostility to Roman Cat holies and foreign-
born citizens. This clement presumptu
ously calls Itself "American , " although
the principles it represents and the policy
it contends for are to the very last degree
un-American , and il they had prevailed
generally in Hie earlier years of tlu ; re
public tins great country would not
bo an independent nation. Could they
ovnn now secure the support of a ma
jority of the people anil bo put into prac
tice crystnlli/od into laws and bo suc
cessfully executed nothing is more cer
tain than that the nation would enter at
once upon a course of retrogression
morally , .socially , politically and mater
ially , and in less time than it has taken
to build it up to the present mighty
power and proportions it would bo found
far down the road toward di.sinlegration
and decay.
This clement , of which the editor of
n weekly publication in San Francisco ,
having sonic local reputation , seems
to bo the head , got together and
announced what it called an "American' "
ticket , heading it with the name of Mr.
Swifc , the republican nominee. There
had been no consultation with the gentle
man. Ills feeling and sentiments regard
ing the doctrines of these alleged "Amer
icans1' were not known to them , and they
took no trouble to inform themselves.
The thought that the use of his name in
such n connection might do violence to
his views and bo a source alike ot great
.personalannoyanco and possibly more or
less serious political embarrassment ,
seems never to have entered their narrow
und bigoted minds , or if it did it did not
remain long enough to akctroot. In the
arrogance of their self-conscious impor
tance they assumed that of necessity
Mr. Swift must deem himself peculiarly
honored in being thus accorded the un
solicited preference of this exclusive co-
tcrle of choice spirits , and doubtless con
gratulated themselves upon having done
u most proper thing that would carry
unbounded gratification to thu recipient
of their high consideration.
Uut Mr. Smith utterly failed to take this
view of it. On thocontrary the moment no
saw the announcement ho addressed a
letter to the Individuals who had with
most unwarrantable presumption thus
made use of his name , telling them that
he did not desire to bo identified with
such political company , and that he had
no sympathy with their views and no ro-
jpcct for Ihoir principles. It was a very
( rank and explicit letter which Mr. Swift
wrote , and some of its observations inaice
good reading outsidu of California. After
tolling tliosu "Americans" that he had
never expressed or entertained anj senti
ments in common with them regarding
nationality or religion , Mr. Swift wrote :
" 1 believe that the policy adopted > n tlm
early days of thn republic , extending the
right of citizenship to all Hitropuaiis in
order to encourage their coming hither ,
was a wise policy , and I vtuld not
change it if I had the power And 1
think further , tlmt even if the policy as
an original question was of doubtful ad
vantage , it is in my opinion in the high- degree unjust , and unwise because
unjust , to ugitatu the matter over again
after millions of good men anil evi'ellent
cili7ons have accepted the invitation and
acted upon it. " This i < the broad and
wise mid just view -\vhieh is truly Amor-
can and volees the sentiment of every
native-born clti/en of this country wlio o
mind is not dwarled and warped by nar
row prejudices and bigotry , mid who has
the intelligence and fairne-s to sea and
acknowledge what has been und imtsl
slill be for the welfare of the tuilioti.
I'Urther Mr. Smith declared his belief
thai Hie religious classes utilugoni/cd by
llicso elfljleil Americans are as loyal
to republican insiitiilioiij and to the gov
ernment as the I'lMiestantChriilinns , and
if they are citi/ens ought to enjoy pre
cisely Iho same rights in nil respects.
\Veare not aware that this litilo ( 'all-
fornia c ibal itseounterparlunywhoro
else , bill il is nol improbable tlmt there
are other localities where it has .sytnpa-
thi/.ei-s , though they lack organisation
ninl do not make any attempt at di.stmel
political action. Hut wherever they have
nn existence they may its well assure
thcniM'lves that there is no niK-don for
them , ami Unit in their policy and prin
ciple" they misrepresent the sentiment of
the great majority of their intelligent
and fair-minded countrvmcn.
A Hot ruction Dcnuuiiletl.
OMMIA , October I , isyu. Mr. ( ! . M.
llitclieock , Kditor ll'orW ; Sin In last
evening's isxue of your paper vou charge
me with hounding your into fattier into
his grave because 1 "could not bleed
him. " No\v , sir , 1 demand an ample and
unequivocal retraction of that charge or
you must produce the proofs to sustain
it. I defy vou or any other man to show-
tin instance where I ever directly or in
directly asked lor any personal or political
favor or tried to procure any Mib eription
gift or loan from your father during or
after his term in the United Stales somite.
Much as I should regiet to drag your
father * ! > conduct into a public controversy ,
I shall , should you decline , feel in honor
bound to publish the truth and thu whole
trull , regarding my relations with I'V. .
Hitchcock .mil leave an impartial public
to judge toward him
was jiMitied before man and ( ! od.
Yoill-S , KlIWAIIlt HllMIWATKI ! .
( iixiitAi. : : Nnvvrox , the new commis
sioner of public works , is a terror to the
contractors. Omaha conlraclors have to
ask an introduction to the chairman of
the board of public works when they
want lo see him.
UAVINO planted himself squarely for
prohibition , it will now be in order for
Church Howe to begin circulating the
usual siibcriition ) papers among brewers
and distillers to kill the job.
Au\ : \ NPii'sahductorliadisappeared (
from Htilgaria. As Alexander has also
disappeared with u cool $1,01)0,000 ) to so
lace his declining years , honors seem to
be easy in the l5alkan .
"Tin ; worst sidewalks in any western
city , lining the best pavements , ' ' was the
icinark of a visitor to Omaha a few da.\s
ago. It hit the nail square on the head.
( * KMU\I. Mn.r.- ' famous "campaign"
against ( 'eronimo could have been con
densed into one .sentence : "Come in and
all will bo forgiven. "
Till , candidate who has done the most
and bragged the least , is in nine cases
out ot ten tlie man for the olllcu.
Other Lands Titan Ours.
The situation of attain * in southeuitern
Kurope during the pail week has been
more threalonmg. ( Jeneral Kaulbars ,
the Russian agent , has sent a threatening
note to Bulgaria demanding as an ultima
tum in return for Kussian protection , that
the Bulgarian ministry shall at once re
lease the kidnappers of Alexander ,
refuse him and his family per
mission to re-enter the country , raise
the state of siege , and postpone for
two months the election ot u prince
to the throne In reply , the Bulgarian
ministry on Thursday declined to release
the actual leaders of the abduction plot ,
agreed to raise the state of siege ,
and oll'ereil to postpone the elec
tion until October 10th. Ueneral Kaulbars
in reply haughtily declined to make any
concessions and Ihrealoued lo depart un
less Russia's demands were agieed to in
full. The fiignilicancc ot Bulgaria's atti-
ludo lies in her evident determination to
assort her independent nationality. The
short-lived reign of Alexander , if it ac
complished nothing else , awakened a
new feeling of Iho importance of Bulga
ria a.s an independent .state , able to with
stand her enemies , and powerful as long
asshewas able to keep hernelf from being
the football for foreign intrigue. Hold
ing the key to the Balkans , Bulgaria
through the past Iwo vear.s' evidence of
KussiuV ; ambition to control her govern
ment for sollish ends has lost much of her
allinity to Russian interests.
In opposing the latest atlempt of the
C7.ur to dictate and control her policy
Bulgaria will receive strong support
from the bpnuoh of I'nmo Minister Tis/.ii ,
of Austria , delivered on Thursday in the
Austro-IIungariun parliament , in which
Austria announced her firm resolve to
permit no other power to control the
destinies of Bulgaiia.
Candidates for Iho vacant throne of
1'riiico Alexander are multiplying with
such rapidity by the lime the grand
sobranjn meets il may find a choice em
barrassing. The earlier candidates were
Ihe Prince of Montenegro , who ntronirly
represents Russian interests , and Prince
\Vuldcmar , of Denmark , brother of the
czarina , who could doubtless be relied
upon to reign a.s conservatively us his
brother , King (3eorge , of ( irueco. Next
come the candidacies of the Duke of
Leiichtcnburg , who u > in thu Russian cav
alry service , and of the Prince ot Olden
burg , whom thu Russian consulates in
Bulgaiia have been said to favor. Now
in a bunch conio King Charles , of Rou-
mania , "some ono of the Orleans
Princes , " Akko I'a&lin and ( icncral
IgnullefT Thu Aleki ) Pasha thus men
tioned ii tbu Turkish statesman of Bui-
guro-roek ( ! stork who vva made governor
or Kaglcrn Roumuliu when iMilgaria
cheM ) tlm prince of Battenberg for her
ruler. Thus there is no lack now of can
didates. It would bo boniowliut hiirpris-
ing , however , If the choicu should fallen
on Jgnaticu" , while the objections in somu
quarters lo bringing Rouumma , Bulgaria ,
nnd Kastern Roumollu under thu same
ruler arc aNo manifest
Although parliament has been pro
rogued ttiu Irish question continues of
supreme and ab oi liing interest Mr
Panioll s leiier to President IM/gerald ,
of the laud league , presents the urgent
neeti of prompt assjttanep in \ lew of the
threatening conditions. The rejection of
the tenant * ' relief bill , the "scarcely
Veiled threats" of the Irish secretary and
the increasing numberof evictions , In hi-
judgment indicate Ihe coinmeiiceinenl ol
it combined movement of ex-termination
against HIP tenant farmers of Ireland b\
the Knghsh Kovernment and the It-Mi
InmllonU. "I lose no time , " he
pays , "in advising you of the iniini-
neiicn of a cn < i and a peril which
have seldom been equalled even In the
troubled history ol Ireland.1 lie ex
presses his confidence Hint the president
of thu league will take measures lo en
able the Irishmen In America to do
everything pi * sible "to frustrate the at
tempt of those who would assassinate
our nation , and alleviate the sufferings
of Ihe'victimsof Hie social war. ' " In
sending moral mid material relief two
tiling- ) , lie says , will be ! iceomr-li hed
"Von will encourage Ihe weak to n" < l l
and bear oppression , and you will al o
lessen and alleviate those feelings of
despair in the minds of tint evicted which
have so often and so unhappily stimu
lated these victims to recourse to Hie
wild spirit of revenge. " Il will be an as
sfctancu in "preserving for our move
ment that poaeeab'e ' character which has
enabled it to win its most recent and
almost crowning triumph. " This appeal
reveals the grave niixlcty Unit is felt by
Mr. Parnell regarding the immediate
future in Ireland , as well as his earnest
wish to prevent , if possible , any outbreak
of violence that Mill afford the govern
ment pretext for reviving Iho coercion
act with its terrible oppression * . Its
earnestness is significant of the. - rious-
ness of the crisis.
* *
One of the surprise-i of Ihe session of
the British parliament which has ju > t
closed has been Ihe unbending attitude
of l.nrd Hartington toward the Irish.
Man.v of the conservatives were di-po < cd
to reconstruct the Parnell land bill in a
way to lido ovei the pri-senl distress of
Iho Irish peasantry , but uverv ovurturc
was mel by Lord Ilartinglon with a re
fusal to do anything but vote the esti
mates and adjourn. He has proved a
lory of the lories , and thus the coalition
has every show of "cohesive power , by
which means the reconstruction of par
lies upon now lines will be hastened.
Repression in Ireland will be adminis
tered by men who like that sorl of thing.
The wings will pass over to the conserva
tive camp , there to remain , and the
liberal party will come more under the
influence of the radical wing. With these
changes thu light lor a broader iiemo-
craev in ( ireat Britain will lie renewed.
The Peruvian .scheme of providing a
water and railway across the continent ,
of .Soulh America , which was begun fif
teen years ago , and .suspended by thu war
with Chili , is about to bo revived. The
.scheme proposes arailway fiom Lima
over the Andes to Poito Niievo , on the
Ucayali , : i tributary of the Ainnxon.
1're in there mivig-ilioii is , easy for small
boats part of the way and for large ones
the remainder to the mouth of that
mighty .stream. The entire distance from
Para , at the mouth of the Amazon , in
Brazil , to Lima isV.'JOO miles , and only
2iO ! miles of it will be railroad. About
-evenly miles of the propo.-cd railwav
has been built , at a cost of 10,000,000 ,
and u contract for building forty miles
moro , together with a wagon road ninety
miles in length to Porto Ntievo , at the
head of nav igalion , has been let to a New
York firm.Viion the project shall have
been executed there will ho opened to
settlement and civilis.alion a vast and al
most unknown tropical region , abound
ing in available elements of wealth.
. * *
Thu Swiss military authorities have a
drastic way of dealing with the interests
of trade. The autumn mameiivres aio
now in full play and the landlords of a
few villages about Laiisanuo , whore some
regiments were to be quartered , hold a
nilclingand resolved that it was their
duty to their trade to get a moro than
reasonable profit out of the thirst of the
troops1. They all agreed to raise the price
of wine during the quartering of thu men
in their neighborhood. The command
ant of the battalion hcaut of this meas
ure and determined to checkmate the
greed of the unpatriotic Bonifaces. Ho
telegraphed to Sion for an immediate
supply of1,000 litres of sound Val'iis
wine , which could be sold to the men at
u fair price. The disappointed landlords ,
who had laid in a great stock for the ae-
casion , will bo obliged to sell their wine
cheaply for a whole year to come , to the
profit of the villagers. Perhaps they will
revenge themselves by joining the Peace
* * .
It is all very well for the French press
lo talk of blockading the ports of Mada
gascar again if the ultimatum presented
to thu Malagassy govornmenl is rojooleil ,
Out this would bo a poor outcome of ne
gotiations once heralded as completely
satisfactory. The islanders arc evidently
nol disposed to cul themselves oil'so com
pletely from Iho advantages which En
glish oupilal can oiler as the treaty ex
acts. The device of a Mahigussy appen
dix to the ugroonxjnt is , however ,
naturally resented in iFranco , which
does nol wish lo find IcuMoins collected ,
mines worked , and nJouty ; coined by an
Knglish corporation1. ' The treaty provi
sion lor the occupation of , Diego Snarics.
bay was put in langUagoitlml implied the
establishment of u French station of an
indulinito oxlunl on the territory ad
jacent. It can h\fdI.y : \ bu agreeable to
find now coercive "measures in prospect
for obtaining the bniictitl of concessions
supposed to be freelvjlgre-ed to.
Homo Tilings Kveu'llie IVi-dlilonl Can't
Have , j1
/iiufiin .Miinlnf.
"Daniel , " said ( SroWrllfu other day , alter
they returned to the vvliltu houve , "I notice
some Innovations have ijeen iiuule itiirlni ;
our absence. '
"Very gicntly Improved , " replied Daniel ,
"Wliilu iKilnt ami putty will accomplish vson-
ilers. "
"Daniel , had you occasion to bo out very
late last nitht-
"No , sir , I was > tired out and ret I ml eaily.
But why do you askV"
"I was inciely golnc to hint that a casual
glance at the front door Indicates Unit the
latch lock has been icmoved. "
Dan east a Blanco at n photograph of a
beautiful hi'ly ' Etanilln on plover's table ,
nnd continued to paste In scraps ironi thu
the newspapers about the trip to the Ailiron-
itucUs. _
Coal Best quality lowu Nut Coal
$ U.7S. Coutuut & Squ'res ' , UlU S , 13lu fat.
Keep It Hcrorp
The republii aiis of the 1'irM district
should nsk themselves whether n man
having such a record us that of Church
Howe has any rightful claim upon the
support of any decent republican. Leav
ing out of que-tion his corrupt methods
and notorious venality we appeal to re
publicans to pause and rolled before
they put a premium upon parly trea
son mid conspiracy again l its very exist
Ten year * ngo , when the republican
party was on the verge of disaster , ami
every electoral vote cast for IIayes unit
\Vlicelorvvnsuccded to retain the party
in power , Church Howe entered into
a conspiracy to deliver republican
Nebraska Into the hands of the enemy.
This infamous plot is not a mere conjee-
lure. The proof of il doeiu t re t on
surmise or suspicion It is not to bo
pooh-poohed or brushed away by pro
nounciiig il one of Roe\vuter's > malicious
campaign slanders.
Tlin records of the legKliilure of which
Church Howe wa a member In ' 'n-Tt ,
contain the indelible proofs of tin- treasonable
enable conspiracy , and no denial can
stand against evidence furnished by his
own pen. Brielly told , the history of this
plan to band over the country to Tilden
and democracy is as follows
In 1HTII Ncbra-ka elected Silas A.
Strickland , Aninsa Cobb and A. II.
Connor presidential electors by n vote of
' 11'ilRas ugainM a vole of ( ) cabl for
the Tilden and Hendrieks electors After
the election it we.s discovered that the
canvass of this vote could nol lake place
under the ( hen existing law before the
legislature convened. The electoral vote
had to bo canvas-eil in December
at the latent , and the regular -es-
sion of the legislature did not besrin
until .January. In order to make
a legal canvass of. the electoral returns ,
Governor Garber called a special session
of the legislature to convene on the Tith of
December , ' ? < > , at Lincoln , tor the pur
pose of canvassing the electoral vote of
the slate. The democratic ell'ort to cap-
lure republican electoral votes is historic.
Tilden's friends , notably Dr Miller , had
been plotting for the capture of one of
the electors from Nebraska , and it is also
1'istonc thai a large bribe was offered to
one of the electors , ( Jeneral Strickland.
The call of the Icgiilulurc broke into Hie
plan of the plotters , and they found a will
ing and reckless tool in Church Howe.
When the legislature convened at the capi
tal , Church Howe Hied a protest which may
be found on pages 0 , 7 and 8 of the Ne
hrusku House Journal of 1R7. The t'ol-
lowingextract makes interesting reading :
"I. Chinch llowe , a iiienilM'i1 of the lenisln-
ttne of Nchtask.i , now convened by procla-
Ination ol his excellency , ( ! o\einor Silas
ti.utier. fur the purpii-c of canvasslns and
dedniilij , ' the lesiilt of the vote cast m Ne
braska lor eleclois for pieslileut anil vice
( .resident of the I'nltcit States , heiehy enter
my solemn protest ; ualn-t such act , ilenylus :
that the Kuveinor has power to call this body
In special session lor any su < 'h purpose , or
that this body has any authority to canvasser
or declare the result ot such vote upon-the
liillowini : ciouuils :
1'iist. This le.'islattuc now convened hav
! ii lit'cn elected under \\lnit is known ns tlm
old constitution , has no powci to net In tlie
premiM1- , the new constitution of the state
iLtvinir been m foieo since November , 1S7.V"
The second and third clauses deal with
technical objections and are somewhat
lengthy. The concluding sentences of
this precious document are as follows-
"For the foregoing reasons I protest
against any canvass of the electoral vote
ot the stain by this body , and demand
that this , my protest , bo entered upon
the journal. " ( Signed ) Church Howe ,
member of the legislature of Nebraska.
The democrats did not respond lo Ihe
call of thu governor and there was barely
a quorum in the senate , while then ? were
several to spare in the house oi which
Howe was a member. The protest en
tered by Howe was doubtless prepared
by the Tilden lawyers in Omaha and
llowe had Iho glory of being the solo
champion of Sam Tildon. The legisla
ture ignored Church Howe , spread his
protest on its record and uanvas-cd the
electoral vote in spite of it.
When the legislature convened in Jan
uary , 18/7 , the presidential contest was
tit its- height in Washington. Church
Howe had changed places from the hoiisn
to the senate. Early in the session , a
resolution was introduced expressing the
conviction on the par ! of Ilio senate that
Hayes and Wheeler haying received a
majority of thu electoral votes were en
titled to their seats. This resolution
gave rise to a very lively debate which
lusted two davs. Church Howe askeit to
bo excused from voting when it first
eaino up and was so uxeused. On the
final passage of the resolution the record
[ .page'J70 , Semite Journal 1877 , | shows
thu following result ; Yeas Ambrose ,
Build , Blanchurd , Uryant , Calkins ,
Cams , Chapman , Colby , Dawe.3 , ( Jar-
field , ( iilham , Hayes , Kcmmrd , Kmipp ,
Popoon , Powers , Tliuminol , Van Wyek ,
Walton und Wilcox 20.
Those voting in the negative were :
Aton , Brown , Covell , Ferguson , ilinnmn ,
Holt , Church Howe and North-8.
During the same session of the legisla
ture , Church Howe's vote on United
States senator for the first three ballots is
recorded an having been cast for K. W.
Thomas , a South Carolina democrat ,
( pages lliy and 208 Senate Journal ] All
this time Church Howe professed lo he a
republican independent , republican on
national issues und a temperance granger
( > n local Issues. Wu simply ask what
right a man with such u record hus to
tlm support of any republican.
llaitl < utn St. Xtchitta * fin Ikluhci ,
October comes ncmss the hill ,
Like some Unlit Klmst she Is so still ,
Though her ttvvcot cheeks aie iosy :
And tluoiiKli ill" Hunting thistle down
Her tialllnu' , brier tanuli'il town ;
Uk-am.s like a ciimsun posy.
The crickets In the stubblechinm ;
Lanterns flash nut nt mlllJiii ; time ;
Tlie ilalsy's lost lu-r nitlics ;
The wasps the honeyed pippins try ;
A Him Is o\er the blue sky ,
A spell tlm liu-r iiiullloa ,
Th Kolilcn ioil fiule.sln the fun ;
The spider's Kau/.y veil U spun.
Athwart the Uioopliitr tcilu'es ;
Thu nuts dropbottlv from their buns ;
Nn blnl MIDI ; the dim silence stirs
A blight is on thu hcilccs.
Jtut filled with fair content she is ,
As it no frost could ever be ,
To dim her brown eyes' luster ;
And much t > hoknow-sol lany folk
That itiiucu beneath the bpicadlni : oak
\VIIh \ twlnkliiiK mlithauil blu.stui.
Kho listens when thn dusky eyes
Stop boltly on thu fallen leaves ,
As it for message chccrlii ;
And it must bo that she can hear ,
Hevoml NuMMiibur u'rlm and drear ,
The feet of Christmas neariii ! ; .
Mr Harry J. Miller , Indinnapolifc ,
Ind. , was cured of buvcro rheumatism by
St , Jacobs Oil.
The Inside Woikincsof tl < o Platform Com
Appliance or tlie ( SIIK Uule The rro
lilUMIon liciolntloti A
nnit Healed DIB-
I.IM'Ol.N , Oil. 1. -C | < irrc pen lcli < e of
tlie Hi I1. . -The 1 dry nnd matler-of-fiiet
routine reports nf the do ng and avinjrs
of the republican Male convention have
given . \ou the essential ( mints , but many
evcilliigaud interesliitgliicidcnts remain
untold. The combat was short , sharp
tiiid decisive. No convention nmile up
of nearly hundred delegates has ever
diiimtclied as much business in so short
a time N'cvcrhuM Newaska witnessed
n con yetitiou made up of men of so much
prominence , ability and eloiuenee | with
sn little to ay.
There wus'u good deal of Ihe dramatic
as well as the politic in the great how at
tin ! opera house Wednesday night. To
appreciate mid comprehend the work of
this coiivenlinn ' vou have to 1:0 behind
the curtain , and become familiar with
tile stage .etllli } : .
Long before the curtain arose there
was a nlthe play at the Capital
hotel The leading characters had been
jealously watching each other and prc
paring tor the great drama of intrigue
and diplomacy. The railroad bos-es
were there in full force to prevent any
niiMuke and keep Van Wyek down. As
usual they had their s.rikers ported con
veniently for proper el'eet. Some of the
iniKt active workeis in Iho hotel corri
dors were dumoerais , who had been de
lulled for thU w irk At 'J o'clock in the
afternoon cver.vtliing VVK-I at fever-heat.
The railroadeis had decided to
take full control by making , lim
Laird cliim man , gobbling the coni-
mitlces , and blocking Van U'yek and
his followers at every step. ' 1 hey had
the advantage ol position. With ) est us
chairman ol the central committee to
reeogni/.emeiiol his own Mripo they were
conhdcnt ot capturing the temporary or-
guiii/.ation. The tug of war was ex
pected , however , over the pcnnuiunt
chairmanship. Van W > ek and his
friends took at the proposal to
make Laird permanent chairman , and
they began mustering for a hand to-hand
At this point Congressman Dorsy
threw himself in thu hroceli as a peace
maker. After a great deal of parley it
was mutually agreed that Jim Laird
should be conceded the temporary chair
manship , anil Judge Weaver should be
made permanent chairman , under cci"
tain conditions. Among the o was Ihe
simulation that dero- should bo
made chairman of the platform
committee and nine other fence-riders
and railroaders should be named by the
anil Van \\yek faction , while the Van
Wyek element was allowed live votes on
the platform committee , provided that
either Kosowulcr or Van Wyek should bu
kept oil' the committee.
While this parleying was goinir on
Tom Kennard was improvising : i great
ovation lor Church Howe. About four
hundred hoodlums and ward bummers
of the railroad stripe were mustered and
provided with admission tickets to the
galleries and rear part of the hall. Their
special mission vyus to cheer , yell and
"whoop'1 every lime Church Howe rose
to his feet , and hoot , hi s and eream
every time Ho ° ewutcr should attempt to
address the convention. When all
these dramatic situations bad been ar
ranged. the curtain ro e. The
house was full to overflowing.
Ther i was n-it uu inch of standing room
from pit to dome. The .stage wa occu
pied by invited gucsU , a sprinkling of
honorable bilks , and the press gang.
In theriglilhand boxwcreex-ovcrnor ( !
Nance , Senator Manderson , ( Sovernor
Dawes and several other prominent
Nebraskans. The bo\ above was occu
pied chiefly by ladies , among whom was
Mrs. Van Wyok. The boxes on the op-
poiitusulu were occupied by elate oflicurs
and their families.
Without much ado l'ic ' convention
went to work. The platform committee ,
selected and unpointed by the chair , ac
cording to stipulation , was given thirty
minutes lo present the resolutions. Con
trary to all precedent candidates were
voted for without noniinatimr speeches ,
and all the oratory was confined to the
sueeesstul candidates.
Inside of the platform committee ; there
was u good deal of tormoil
and discord. The late rail
road commissioner p.vsontcd his
rcad\ made maehiniviioli-hcd platform ,
vvilh'-uvorul planks that wom peculiar.
One of these declared Hie provision of
the stalu constitution which allows the
people to vote their prcforuncu for United
States senator to be u pulpuhlo violation
of the federal constitution ami the acts of
congress. This was knocked out very
promptly , us was also a resolution indors
ing the ( Jiillom Interstate commerce bill
as a republican measure.
Prohibition was also a bone of conten
tion. Wlnlc the majority favored local
option and high license , the minority in
sisted on u prolubitor.y amendment. A
modified plunk favoring the submission
of any amendment to the organic law ,
which was petitioned for by a rcsnccttiblo
minority ot the people , was finally con
Uosuwater's resolution to demand the
adoption of the railroad commis
sion was rejected by a vote of
11 to 4. But the minority headed
by Van Wvck decided to submit it to the
convention. No sooner hud this report
been read by the secretary than thu mo-
lion was made to table ft. To this ap
pliance of the gag rule the defeat of thu
tusoliitlon is largely due. Had there been
u free and lull discussion many who ,
under whip unit spur of thu railroad
leaders voted to ( able it , would not have
gone on the record a.s defying Iho popu
lar sentiment. The vote us it stood Is
very significant , und thu men who voted
to tablu Ilio resolution will have a good
dual of trouble to explain to their con
The vote on the motion to table the
resolution was as follows.
There were three delegate. ' absent 1
not voting from Harlan county , ami tui
from ln'liard-ou. !
It will be noticed tlmt thn reform I
candidate for congress. Church How
voted himself and his entire dclcgat i n
iu favor of continuing the railroad : u-
ni' ' sion fraud
The contest over prohibition wns fit r < ,
e\cititiji nnd decidedly disorderly. ] < i
three hours the opera house wnsi p , r
feet pandemonium. The galleries ; , , ,
lobbv were boisterous and seemed t' ' .
te mined to break ui the convention w tli
their howls and veils.
Ilarlnian , of I'utValoand the irreverent
Uev. Mr , 'J'nte opened Iho debate , us-
si-ted bv a ptcachcr from southeast n
SchiMskii , and ui-eil ; the ndoptioii of Ilu ;
minor tv iu favor of the uudelin , ii
aiiieintment. Knsew.iter vigorously | > -
posed this plank on the ground Unit it
was worded to deceive both sides of the
prohibition ( | iicMinn , and would ( ilejisn
neither. Hu Insisted tlnil the convention
.should content itself with pronouncing ; m
favor of the existing law , which Is pro
lubitory wherever the people are di >
po-ed to enforce it.
( icie. , of Lancaster , followed in Iho
same .strain. Tliur.ston made a point bv
calling it a bald headed snare , being
neither lish , tle li , nor towl. Finally HIM
resolution was laid on the table. The
prohibitionists , however , were not
downed in the lignt , but Introduced the
resolution to submit the question of pro
hibition. A runtime- and bitter debate
followed , in which Laird. Tale , Hartman -
man , Lin-sell , of Colfax , and half a
do/.eti others took part pr > unit con.
Finally the roll wu.s ealled with the fol
lowing re.sult :
There wore absent or not voting : 1
from Franklin county ; t from Howard
county ; -J from . 'ol'or ) ; ° on 2 from Nuck-
oils ; 2 from Otoo ; 1 from Phelps ; ! J from
Hed Willow ; 2 from Valley ; 1 from Wub-
.slur , and 1 fiom Vork.
The result of this vote was a surprise
on all hands. The siiporter.s | of lliu | iro-
hibition plunk were as much surprised at
the majority a.s were the opponents , who
had no idea that it would carry.
The saddest , if not the sorest , men in
the convention were Church Howe and
Caspar K Yost. I lowu had made
desperate cn"orlstoliominututwo or three
state ollicurs in the First district whom
ho expected to ulili/.e in pulling
himself through. He worked hard for
Clarke , whose "barrel" ' he expected to
lap in Douglas county , and ho ( lulled
with all his might for Hill , who was lo
rally ( 'age county to his support , llo
also had arranged in advance for the re
election of Yost as chairman of the state
central committee in order to insure u
diversion ot the committee's funds for
his special benefit. But man proposes
and the Lord disposes , a.s the Maying
goes. Kvory candidate from tlie First dis
trict was beaten , and of all the defoaled
men , Yost was the worst laid out. On a
call by counties , which Thurstonjinslstod
on , with the belief thai it would infiura
Yost's election , only ill voles were re
ceived by Yost us against ' ' 08 for Judge
Weaver. The senatorial issue played
little or no part in the convention. There
was no lest of Van Wyek's strength , un
less the vote on the railroad com
mission might be regarded as such.
Van U'yek lumselt appeared well satis
fied witli the outcome , and his friends
wore gratified at the .strength he hud dis
played in a convention where the ma
chine wa.s all against him and most of thn
working politicians on the lloor trained
with llui brass-collared brigade.
T'lililnstoln , the pianist , has a preal weak
ness lor KiiiucH ol chnncu.
Miss A lice Ijuiitftollow , eldest ihiualitcr of
the poet , has cone to I'.irls.
Mis. Tayloi , the widow of llay.inl Taylor ,
Is to pns.s Iho winter In Boston ,
( icorju ( iiHilil is iiluady quotoil ns
ilint "inaiihitji : Is a serious matter , "
Ailcllnn Sjiccch , the Hinder aflor wliom
Alleluia Patti was naiiicd , diuil lately Iu
Miss Marie Kevins , , who imuricil , lames II.
Itkilne , tlr , , was to have iniutu her np-
peainnce with Moiljcska In October.
Deunlson , the inventor ol the convenient
ami now indlspensnbln tau' , died last week
In MassnclniM'tts. O\er L'J./.OUO.COU of his
tngs urosoht annually.
lr. Perry , a hotel pioprictor lit Saratoga ,
t-a > s the cxin'iiM-H of his IIOIISH iluiiiiK the
RIMSOII aiu aljuut Siooo ; per ( .lay.
fiom the hills loinlereil , soinu of
were ot opinion lhue.\poiM-b ) he about
1,000,000 per day.
Kx-I'ichidcnt Aithur's hcnlth does not
show any inipioveiiient , neither can hu bu
i-onslueicil any woiso Ihun whou ho let I
New Voik. lie U certainly boinc.uhiit Ihln-
ner ami Isconiuu'il to his chair thi ) gieater
pai I of tlie time , hut his aupc.iranco would
not le.iit n Blunder to think him aiicxtieincly
hick innn. Ills skin IK uniJ 0.1
cvir. lie no IOIIKCI snllon limn insoinonln ;
his appetite Is only occaslonully caiuicluue ,
and lie Is bright and chiierlul.
Kilwitnl Klus , tlm lnbir : nKltator , IK a vorlt-
ahle little ( 'inut. lie iu vi-ry nhoit , Imiilly
mote than live leel In hr-lL'lit , well hull ! unit
active. He itoos not enilrelv believe III llui
lahor-piilllical nioveiiienl , ultlioiiyli ho doc.s
lii'lie\ciu IJeniy ( ieoue. Hols ulralil Hint
the new political uailj will ho siil/eil upon
hv deinnii ) > ; iies , uither led try illhlntiir.
osted men , and Hint lalmr will have llttlo
hcnclii 1 Kim It. By tiadc Mr. Klin ? K u typo
Now Vink Bun : "llo.sroo Conkllnjc , " snld
a tlicnd ol lliat ( a' tlm othur ihiv ,
"comes to inn licituunih innl I have notlccu
Hint on each Di'c.isliin he IN dlll'ciDiilly iillhcd. *
Hu liasillireieiil oiitur viuiiiciils , n dlllciiiiit .
pleat to his ihlri , dilTcrent nvcrKiiitcis , and
vei > often a ililTeiiuit htylu ol wiitch clmln.
Jlctclln mil he Is not rich , ami I ton nut at
ail biirpiised at that , llownvcr bit ; a inan'rt
income mu > t > e , hit cannot save money ami
Mill 1 1 vo ai eMiavn Aiitly us Mr. ( 'oukllii { ;
Uoc.s. "
.SI. / ' < u.l I'unter I'ICKI.
There Is no means by which the law can
reach this impudent Cnnndlnn , who nmkc.s
ili'ht of hiunaii biilfcrlnu It he can cliculatu
a hoax to kecji hh name bnfore the pulilli ; .
There is enl ] one tliluj ; to ilu , und tliat la tn
li < ocott him. Let Ilio press lotiibU to print
the silly hliilf which ho picpaic.slnr r-.dviutls-
Ini ; , anil let the namnoi \ \ i i-'InK do forgot
ten liy l.nmaii loiiiiica. He lumilono omninh
nilschlcl ijnd had enough tii-u HilveitU'n" ,
I'm on HID bojcott and Jet u * huur no mur <
ol1 '