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He is Renominated By the Hepubltcans For
the Supreme Bench.
The Nomination Made Unanimous Amid
Scenes of Enthusiasm.
A Mora Strict Regulation of the
Railroads Demanded.
llio HtrtiKKle HcHiills In a Practical
Victory Kor the Antl-Suhnusslon-
Its The Convention Still In
Session at 3. a , m.
The KcpnMlcnn State Convention ,
LINCOLN , Neb. , Oct. 5. [ Special Telenram
to the BEI : . | The preliminaries to the re
publican convention of to-night were of
an exciting character. The strenuous ef
forts to defeat Judge Maxwell that had been
fostered and fed by the railroads blossomed
In the lobbies to-day , and In the crowds that
surged through the corridors of the hotels.
The railroads always make a light when they
see honest men on thu bench beyond their
control , and hence their bold and bare-faced
assault upon Judge Maxwell.
The Douglas county delegation arrived on
the noon train and repaired to the Capital
hotel. The usual complement of oil room
bummers were numetous hangers-on with
the strips of red pasteboard which passed
them to the Capital City. The
fat and greasy Vandervoort , the
rablclund Frank Walters and like
cappers who have disgraced the state at every
Bosslon ot the legislature wore present. Van
dervoort , who hoped to get a scat by proxy
In the convention , received a black eye trom
the delegation that in caucus determined
that the alternates sould bo seated. Lancas
ter countv met early In the afternoon and
was solid for Judge Maxwell , Matt
Daugherty called thu Saline delegation to
caucus and It was found on the same field.
Other counties occupied the early ovnulng
hours In conversing on what action they
i viould take. The different candidates passed
* the day in the most active canvass , with the
exception of Judge Maxwell , who presided
In the supreme court content to rest tils case
with the public. George S. Smith , of the
Omaha delegation , opened Maxwell head
quarters at the Capitol hotel , however ,
and Mr. Rosewater , Mr. Jenkins and
others of the , Douglas delegation were
actively at work. Congressman Dorsey
with the judge's home delegation weie ac
tive and General Van Wyck. who as a priv
ate citizen came to the convention at the
head of the Otoo county delegation , was a
hearty supporter of Jink-o Maxwell. From
northern Nebraska N. D.Jackson , ot Nellich ,
with the Antelope county delegation was In
the Held for the judze. Corrcll came with
the Thayer county delegation while Pawnee ,
Fillmore , Washington and oilier counties
were counted on for like support. Senator
Meiklejohn , of Nance , headed the workers
for Judge Post who was backed by a large
number of county delegations in Judge
Post's district. Adams county boomed , tor
General Dllworth , backed apparently , by the
solid Republican valley country and a num
erous following In the north. The Gage
delegation was divided. In fact "it
looked" as one of the delegates
expressed it , "as though that countv
was to have a picnic throughout the conven
tion. " Church Howe was noticeable for Ills
absence and the absence of the Nemaha man
from a political convention was commented
upon. Some suggested that he had exhausted
himself at the judicial convention the day
before. Senator Mamlersnn was present In
the lobby , looking over thu great crowd , but
Senator Paduock was absent. it was
asserted , however , that the senator had sent
n preference in this contest It was manifest
n ly in the day that proxies were abundant
' i that the roads had used extra diligeuce
> u gathering them In.
At 7 p. m. the opera house rapidly bccran
inline up , It requiring nearly the entire first
floor to accommodate the five hundred or more
delegates who were assigned by the ushers to
their positions. Lancaster and Douglas
occupied central places In the parquet flanked
on one side by Otoo and Clay , while Gage ,
Cass and other counties with numerically
largo delegations wore on the left. |
It was 8:15 : p. in. when Chairman Burton
called the convention to order. Hon. I ; . D.
Richards , of Dodge , placed in nomination
Hon. I ; . W. Osborne , of Washington county ,
for temporary chairman. Air. Osborne waf
elected unanimously and being Introduced
to the convention said : "I am thankful and
grateful to this convention tor the lionoi
conferred upon me. I congratulate you that
this convention meets under such harmon
ious circumstances. Let us hope that the
convention will do Its work with that har
mony that will ensure certain success at the
polls. ( Applause. ) Thu republican party
stands to-day a unit on all great questions ,
a harmonious unit that has the prestige ol
victory already on Its banners. The countr *
has doubled Its population and quadrupled
Its wraith under republican rule. There Is
one thing that can bo said ot the republican
party : It has maintained its principles. U
has been a consistent party. It has not been
a party of free trade and a patty of protec
tlon , or a party of freedom and slavery. 1
has been a party tor every and all states. A
party of principle and a party of loyalty. /
party of treedom , thcchamplon of the cquallt ]
. of man. ( Applause. ) The party lias beer
an aggre.sslvo party of men that have llvec
in the future aud not In the past. A part ]
with Us eyes in the front of Its head. It ha :
been the party ot the laboring man and ha ?
protected the tellers of the country , giving i
dignity and respectability to labor. ( Ap
plause. ) " Mr. Osborue reviewed thn demo
cratio party that had never been advancing
but had been in the habit of objecting. Tin
democratic party presented the spectacle o
a party that had not a principli
but that had crumbled into atom
sllico the emancipation proclamation
On motion of Pat O. 11 awes Thomas C
Brunner , of Donglns , was elected secretary
aud on motion of Captain J. E. Hill , o
Gage , Charles J. Bates , of Gage , was electee
assistant secretary. D. G. Courtnay , of
caster , moved the appointment of a committee -
tee on credentials. B. D. Slaughter , o
Nance , stated that the central commlttei
Vad prepared the credentials and that then
being no contests a committee was unneces
sary and Mr. Courtnay withdrew his motion
Walt M. Sccly then proceeded to read tin
list of accredited delegates. Alter thu Us
had been partially read Cadet Taylor , o
Douglas , moved that the reading bo dls
pensed with. Remarks were made by Nor
val of Seward , Kenan ! of Lancaster am
Green of Doiulas. The motion was thoi
adopted. The following counties were founi
not represented : Stantou , Sarpy , Arthur
Thomas , Boone. Cheyenne , Grant , Oarllold
McPhennn and Wheeler. The report wa
adopted aud thn convention iirocecded ti
permanent organisation.Itrad D. Slauuhtci
ot Nance , nominated George D. Molkoljoln
for permanent chairman aud he was elcctei
Mr. Mnlklejohn on taking the wa
greeted with great applause. Ho said thn
the party in thu coming campaign in Ni
braslca should take for a motto words thn
would mean victory .In Nebraska aud victor. .
In the national campaign ot IbbS. On mo
tlon of Green , of Douglas , the temporary sec
votary was elected permanent secretary , fc
L. Andrews , ol Kearney , moved that a con
mlttoo ot thirteen bo appointed on resolu
tlons. Mr. McBrldo , of Lancaster , move
that O. P. Mason t > o made chairman of UM
committee , A vote was taken and abet :
11 , two-thirds of the house rose amid cheers , j
division was called aud on the division soin
desultory discussion followed in yvhlc
Hum was urged and a ca
ras made lor the roll. At this poit
- " - -
all the motions were practically withdrawn
and Judge Mason arose. He was greeted
with an ovation that lasted fully ten minutes
before he was allowed to say that he did not
desire to bo on the committee or to bo Its
chairman , and he hoped that the original
motion would bo adopted. The orUlnal mo
tion accordingly prevailed. The chairman
nauicd the following committee : H. CAn' ; ,
draws , of Buffalo : J. , . W. Oaborne , of Wash
ington ; C. 0. White , ot Saunders ! N. V.
Harlan , of York ; W.J. I'einberton , of Jef
ferson : B. F. Bird , of Gage : W. U Wilson ,
of Otoo : W. K Pebols , of Dakota ; Thomas
Darrell , of Howard ; K. S. Lowman , of Ued
Willow ; H. H. Wilson , of Lancaster ; M. S.
Llndslay.of Douglas ; S. D. Einzt , of Hear-
ney. Several of those named offered to
withdraw. Paul Schmlnke. of Otoo , raised
a laugh by stating that to save time the mem
ber of the committee from Otoecounty would
not resign. H. 11. Wilson , ot Lancaster ,
moved that the resolutions presented be read
and referred to the committee without de-
batf. Mr. Conrtnay objected to the plan and
objectPd to Mr. Wilson's smuggling In pro
hibition resolutions In that way. Mr. Wil
son replied that ho never smuggled Into a
comn'ittee on a proxy and the laugh passed
around. Mr. McBrideobjected to the motion
and moved that the motion bo laid on the
table. ( Jeneral Van Wyck wanted the action
on resolutions presented discussed. He
thought that Important resolutions would
bo presented and he wanted them discussed
so that the convention and the
people of the state as well might hear thorn.
Judge Mason moved that the resolutions be
read and referred and resolutions going to
ho convention bo reported back with their
iction on the same. This was adopted. Mr.
Viilentine , of Cutnlng. moved that time be
low given for the presentation aud reading
) t resolutions. The motion was adopted
without division. On a call for resolutions
leleijates moved toward the secretary trom
.11 parts of the house. The opening one was
or a prohibitory resolution. Resolutions
.avoring Blalne and Lincoln were received
with applause. Resolutions from York
Bounty called for prohibitory amendments ,
ilesoluttons for the national repub-
.Ican convention to be held In
Omaha were cheered. Nine resolu-
Ions relative to the endorsement of
he board of transportation and reduction of
atcs were read and Mr. Valentine , of Cum-
ug read resolutions In the same tenor ,
itesolutlons relative to John Sherman .were
cad and applauded. Senator Van Wyck
ead resolutions regarding railroad rates and
emulations , and otheis demanding a reduc-
lon of the taillls on lumber , coal , salt ,
ingar and coarse fabrics. The senator's roso-
utlons were greeted with applause and all
. esolutloiis road were referred to the com
mittee. Sterli * . of Butler , tnovfdjto proceed
: o thn nomination of a judge ot the supreme
: otirt by a call of counties by an Informal
'judge Mason moved as a substitute that
candidates bo pluced In nomination. He
wanted no assassination on the second
ballot. Judge Mason's motion prevailed ,
and ho took the floor. Ho said that the man
whom ho wanted was an old-citizen ; one
whom he had known for thirty years , whose
name was a synonym of honesty , who was
an untiring worker , who had honored the
'ndiclary. His name was Samuel Maxwell.
lie was a man with a record In the judiciary
.hat was untainted. . Ho was a power tor
right. He had been tried and proven. 'Ihe
'udKo's speech was received with great ap-
J. E. Frlck , of Dodge , on behalf of that
jounty and the great majority of the people ,
seconded the nomination of Judge Maxwell.
Oharies W. Seymour , of Otoe , also seconded
.ho nomination. P. W. Peppoon. of Pawnee ,
on behalf of the entire delegation from that
county , seconded the nomination of Judge
Maxwell. A. U. Sullivan , of Cass , seconded
it in behalf of the people of Cass county.
P. O. Ilawes , of Douglas , said that one-half
of Douula ? county was for Judge Maxwell.
M. A. Dausjherty , of Saline , presented a second
end to Judge Maxwell with thirteen votes
from Saline. A delegate from Willmore
seconded the nomination of JmUo Maxwell.
Captain A. D. Yocum , of Adams , pre
sented the name of General Dlllworth , ol
Adams county.
Mr. 1) . P. Newcomer , of Webster countv ,
on behalf of the clti/ens of his county , seconded
ended the nomination ol General Dill-
Judge Bowman , of Tlatte. in an eloquent
soeech in which the merits of Judge Post , of
Columbus , were presented , placed the name
of Albert M. Post before the convention.
Brad D. Slaughter , of Nance , and J. P.
llartman , of Buffalo , seconded tne nomina
tion of Judge Post.
Abbott , of Grand Island , closed the nomi
nations by naming Judge T. L. Norval , of
Hall county.
On motion of George S. Smith , ot rioiulai ,
the convention proceeded to a formal ballot ,
the result of which was 551 votes , cast as tol-
lows :
Samuel Maxwell 27-
0. J. Dillworth 1C1-
A. M. Post U
M. P. Cook &
T. L. Norval 5
On tills ballot Doiiglascounty cast fourteen
votes for Judge Maxwell , fourteen for Judge
Post and four for Dlllworth. Lancaster
county cast twenty-six votes for Maxwell
aud two for Dillworth.
The announcement of the vote was re
ceived with breathless Interest and the con
vention nearly left Its feet when It was
found that Maxwell ouly lacked four votes
of a nomination.
After the result had been announced
Hlchanlson county changed two Dillwortl :
votes to Maxwell and numerous motion !
were made to nominate Maxwell by accla
mation. Chairman Meiklejohn , however
ruled that the roll should bo called for i
second ballot , and It proceeded. Wher
Douglas was reached It cast thirty-two votes
for Maxwell. Lancaster , when reached , casi
a solid vote for Maxwell. The northwesl
countv. that had been \otlng tor Cook , camt
In solid for Maxwell , and his nomination
was assured. The result of the ballot was a ;
follows :
Samuel Maxwell Cft
Judge Post 2
C. J. Dillwotth V
Judge Maxwell's nomination was madi
Judge Maxwell appeared before the con
volition , thnnked thu body for the nomina
tlon , and said tnat It would bo his aim In tin
future as In the past to fulllll the duties o
thu otlico honestly and fearlessly.
C. J. Dillworth was loudly called for am
responded In a speech that caused a goo <
deal of enthusiasm. Ho said that ho hat
received too many favors ffom the state ti
complain of the verdict of the people.
On the call of rozular order J. W. Dolar
nominated Dr. Davis , of McCook , tor regen
of the state university. Green , of Douglas
on behalf of that county , seconded the nom
inetlon , and on motion of J. T. Mallaiieu , o
Buffalo , B. B. Davis was nominated by ac
.Mr. Davis was called to the stage am
.thanked the convention for the nomlnatloi
and thu alumni of thn university who had In
bored to secure his nomination.
Dr. Roberts , of Crelghton , was nominate' '
for the second regent. Schminkc , of Otoe
seconded ,
McAllister , of Platte , was nominated am
seconded from a dozen dilterent counties.
H. C. Brome , of Madison , nominated Di
J. J. Butler , of Pierce county.
'Ihe result of the ballot was a total vote o
S53 , divided as follows :
McAllister 24
Roberts 20
Butler fi
Knight 'J
Them being no choice a second ballot \vn
ordered. Thu result of the second ballot wa
as follows :
Or. ( ieorue Roberts 3t
W. A. MoAlllMer K
Dr. Roberts was declared thu nominee n
second regent and returned thanks for th
The committee on resolutions reported a
follows :
The republican party of Nebraska , whiI
ever caret ill of property rights , and not holi
Ing sympathy with those who would , wit
the communist- ) , divide , nor with the anal
chlst * . destroy , reasserts Its dctoruilnatlo
that the great railway corport
tious of this slate , which iiol
relations of closest interest to th
people , shall bo the fairly paid servants c
the state aud not Its masters. The work c
legislative control In slate and nation sba
continue until all cause for complaint of ex
horbltant rates and unjust discrimination
In favor of Individuals or localities slia
cease to exist Assuming ttio rcspons !
blllty which fairly belongs to It <
having originated legislation looking' t
railroad control , and thu creation of the !
tribunals or commissions wulfh uaro bee
enabled to grapple with corporate power , the
republican party will see to it that by all
needed enlargements ot power these com
missions , national and state , shall be armtd
for battle and for victory. While favoring
such change In the constitution of
this state as will permit the railroad com
missioners to be elected by the people , It
hereby voices Its confidence In the existing
boatd of transportation , and commends Its
efforts to obtain for Nebraska the same taritt
of rates for freight and carriage of passen
gers as Is accorded to neighboring
states similarly situated. It Is grossly
unjust and a grevlotis wronz that Nebraska
should pay more for the transportation of hoc
products and the carriage ot her supplies
than her neighbors Iowa , Minnesota and
Dakota and the republicans ot the state ,
with Its 3,000 miles ot easily constructed and
cheaply maintained lines ot railroad , shall
not cease their efforts until all wrongs bo
The gratified thanks of the American pco-
plo are duo to those who defended the union
In the late war , and we are In favor of pro-
vldlnit suitable pensions for soldiers and
sailors who worn disabled In the service and
who have since , without their fault or vice ,
become objects of public charity , and to the
widows aud orphans of those wno felt in its
Wo heartily sympathize with the ambition
and efforts of the patriots of Ireland in their
udcavors to obtain for thqir country the
Icsslngs of free institutions and local selt-
We rccogul/.o In Charles Stewart Parncll
nil William K. Gladstone worthy champions
f the fundamental principles of the Declar >
atlon of Independence.
At this stage In the proceedings the tariff
lank , declaring In tavor ot a reduction on
ron and to cease paying tribute to the Iron
nanufacturers of the cast audio put taxation
on the luxuries , was Introduced. The plank
was laid on the table , Douglas voting 22to
able and lO.agalnst , Mr. E. Rosewater and
I. 11. Wilson championed the report of the
lommlttee , Reavls , of Richardson , moving to
The fight came on , however , with a pro-
ilbltlon plank , the resolution pledging the
party to a submission of a prohibitory amend
ment. It was promptly moved to lay this
plank on the table.
On the call of counties Douglas voted solid
0 table the plank. Lancaster voting IT to
able and 11 against. The vote was close
ind exciting. It resulted 542 votes cast , 201
otes for laying the plank on the table and
2b2 against , so It was not tabled.
At this point Paul Sctimlnkp , with wrath
on hltj brow , took the floor , and amid cheers
and the greatest contusion lie made the
speech of thonleht.
George W. Brcwslcr , ot Blalne , cham
pioned tnc other side ,
Hot words flow around and C. J. Green
spoke against the plank.
The dlscuaslon waxed heated over the pro-
ilbittou amendment.
A. demand tor the previous question
nought half of the convention to its leet.
L'licre were so many unspoken speeches that
he previous question was voted down.
E. E. Howard , of Clav , .scored the Douglas
county delegation In a bitter attack against
their position.
Mr. Rosewater replied to the allegations
and the attempts to torco a prohibition Issue.
llo claimed that It was an attack upon the
ndivldual rights of n citizen and that there
was no more right to legislate on that ques
tion than to make an individual attend a
certain church. Mr. Rosewater said that
Douglas county never had a solid
republican delegation and showed before the
agitation that the county was represented by
republicans. He characterised the resolution
as ill timed and a tirebrand thrown into the
H. H. Wilson followed in defense of the
x'sohttloii , demanding that the inral back-
joue of the lepubllcan party should bo main
tained. He said that republicans all over the
state were looking to see what would be
done. He believed the party was a party of
courage and should fulfill Us pledges.
11. C. Brume , of Madlsun , did not favor the
resolution , and spoke to the question. His
oratory was listened to by till , and the
speaker was loudly cheered by the evenly
divided sentiment , and the equally evenly
divided lobby cheered.
The resolution attracting three hours' at
tention is as follows :
The republican party of Nebraska stands
pledged to the people on an amendment to
the constitution prohibiting the Importation ,
manufacture and sale of malt , spiritous and
vinous liquors , and this , like all its former
pledges , it will redeem.
C. J. Greene moved the following amend
ment :
That the state central committee Incorpo
rate in its call thu coming year , the question
of a constitutional amendment to bu voted
on at the primaries of the party.
The loll call was made on laying this
on the table and it was lost J8 ayes to U03
The question then recurred on the adoption
of the amendment and Harlan , of York ,
moved the pievlons question.
Aeain the roll was demanded , resulting :
Total vote , MS : for the amendment , ! M'J ' ;
against , 100 so the amendment prevailed.
This amendment , alter four hours lighting ,
relegated the question to n year in the future
and was a victory practically for the
anti-submission side of the question , Doug
las county on Groan's amendment voting $2
for It. Lancaster 13 for ana 1U against the
The convention then proceeded to the con
sideration ot further resolutions In the plat-
1 or in and at 3 a. m. the convention was en
gaged In the discussion of resolutions cen
suring Cleveland the action of the demo
cratic party.
M. O. Rlcketts , of Douglas , then took
the floor and discussed thu democratic atti
tude In the south and the Glenn bill amid
great applause.
Stood By Judge Maxwell.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Oct. n. [ Special Telegram
to the BIE. : | The Second judicial dlstrlcl
republican convention tor thu counties ol
Cass , Lancaster and Otoo met this afternoon
In the district court room in this tity with all
the counties tully represented. Frank T ,
Random , of Otoo , was chairman and Buon
Clark , of Cass county , secretary. J. L. Caldwell -
well of Lancaster , M. D. Polk , of Cass , am
Colonel Wilson , of Otoe county , im. > sed unoi
thu credentials. There were no contests
On motion ot Sam Barker , of Cass county ,
Judges. M. Chapman and Allen W. Field
were nominated unanimously as the reputv
llcan candidates for district judges. Messrs ,
D. G. Courtnay , of Lancaster , and R. B
Waidliam , of Cass , introduced ttiti nominees ,
who thanked the convention for their nomi
nations. A resolution was presenter
by L. W. BlllliiRsly and unanimous ! )
adopted , asking Governor Thayer tc
appoint Mr. Field for the utiexplred term
caused by the resignation ot Judge Pond ,
Q. W. Seymour , Otoe , made reference to tin
contest for the supreme judgeship and mover
that the judicial district convention endorst
Judge Samuel Maxwell. The emlorscmen
was made with applause. T. V. Barnes , o :
Lancaster , presented a resolution calling foi
a committee ot three to present proper reso
Unions to Judgii Pound on his retlremen
trom the bench. T. F. Barnes , of Lancaster
A. U , hulllvaii , of Cass , and C. W. Seymour
or Otoe , were named as this committee. E
Wooley , of Cass , nominated Frank T. Ran
som , of Otoe , for chairman of the judlcia
committee and lie was elected by acclama
tion. The dlllerent counties then presentee
their ni-mbors of the committee as follows
Cass county , E. 11. Woolov. M. D. Polk
Lancaster county. Edson Rich , J.C. F. Me
Kessou ; Otoo county , E. F. Warren , F. Lee
of K. of I' , Grand I.odue.
ItAPins , la. , Oct. 5 , The gram
leduc of Knights of Pythias ot Iowa met her
to-day. Over two bundled delegates ar
present. There was a line parade tills after
noon. The following olllcers were elected
Grand chancellor commander , Ed. W. Dun
can , Dubuque : grand vice chancellor , J. M
Crocuett , Stewart ; grand prelate , George 11
Cravens , Maquoketa ; grand master of ON
chuquer , W. G. Mercer , Burlington : trail
keeper of records and seal , 11. D. Wulkei
Mount I'leasant ; grand master of arms. h. J
Moss , Osage. J. I ) . M , Hamilton , of Foi
Madison , was elected representative- th
supreme lodge.
lnvptlKttnc liribery Charge * .
CoNConn. N. 1L , Oct 5. The house jud
clary committee met this evening mid llsi
ened to jestlmony In the charges of briber
made by Hon. O. U. Moor against the adv <
cates of the Hazen , or Boston & Maine ral
road bill. After hearing considerable test
mony tending to show direct efforts briber :
It adjourned till to-morrow. The ilizcu bl
vraa passed In tue homo to-day.
Chicago's ' Populace Makes a Wild Scramble
to Bee the President ,
Double Cordon * of Police Swept Anldo
and Cleveland lllmnclf Almost
Cruvhcd In the Great Crowd
Cleveland In Chlotiffo.
CHICAGO , Oct. 5. Only half n dozen stops
were made during the run of the presiden
tial train trom St. Louis , and these wore at
water stations. Little Knots ot people
awaited the passage ot the train
through the night to look at the
car which contained the steeping pres
ident The president was called early
this morning to elve him an opportunity of
seeing something of the rich prairie country.
Ho appeared on the rear platform shortly
after sunrise and the farmers , recognizing
the solitary tigurc , shouted with delight as
the train rushed by. At Joliet , through
which place the train ran very slowly , sev
eral thousands tilled the platform. Mrs.
Cleveland had now made her appearance
and took her place beside her husband. At
Lament , lll.COOquarrymen were drawn up
In lino. General Vllas boarded the train
with three friends , six miles from the city ,
and accompanied the president to town.
When the train drew up at the Twenty-Sec
end street station the presidential party was
taken In hand by the reception committee
and escorted to the carriages In waiting.
The train bearing President Cleveland
and wife putted slowly Into the Alton
depot at Twenty-third street at 9:10 :
o'clock a. in. There was a loud shout
from the crowd and three cheers as the dis
tinguished pair walked across the platform
to their carriage. A moment later the car
riage door closed , four spirited horses
jumped as the whip circulated over
heir heads and the president was
Iding through the streets of Chicago. It
was only a few minutes after 7 o'clock this
morning when the people commenced to stop
it the depot where the president A'as adver
Used to alight from his special train. At that
jiour there were 200 men. women , boys and
girls standing around thu llttlo three-cornered
lepot , which looked dismal In Us coat of
, veatlier-beatcn drab paint. It Is a two-story
jtructuro with two small waiting rooms. In
pach of which the stoves furnished slight
ieat for a crowd of persons who had become
: hilled standing on the outside looking at
ho rusty car rails on two sides. Near by are
jmall I'ranu ) buildings , towering elevators ,
and bulletin boards covered with highly
colored pictures of theatrical attractions. In
all directions vacant lots , or rough lumber or
stone yards could bo scon. Not a bit ot
decoration was visible for a block
around the queer little depot , and not
a vestige of color could bo
seen on the latter building except a dirty
drab which protected the outside weather
hoarding from the elements and big yellow
letters which looked almost llashy in their
surroundings of gloom.
It was a welcome bellttlng the executive of
this great republic that President' ' Cleveland
met with when he landed for the lirsttimo In
Ills Iltu in Chicago , this morning. The
enthusiasm was electrical. Such crowds ,
such bright faces 1ri thu same number
were never seen before. There must have
been 50,000 men , women and children gath
ered within a few blocks of the station. All
the streets leading to' Archer a von no were
blocked completely with the press of human
beings. Above the heads of the ciowds could
be seen helmetcd military. They "wore tiuly
a tine lot of men' , in all four com
panies of cavalry ( and artillery. Tlu-ir
ai rival created a sensation which
grew more and more tumultuous
as the presidential equipage appeared on the
scene. The crowd was entirely good natured.
Its one wish seemed to exnress respect tor
the president and lady. Although boisterous
at times , as all crowds'are.tlus ' one was on its
good behavior and readily enough
obojed the requests of the po-
'Ico to stand back and leave
i clear snaco throuch which the president
.nliihtpasa. As the president's carriage moved
pway the military formed around It and the
crowd with wild cheering tell In behind. The
president took oil' ills , hat the moment ho got
Into the carriagcand bowed and smiled as
the roaring cheers ; went ni > . Ho seemed
pleased with his welcome and well he might
be , for It wns truly foyal. .Mrs. Cleveland
wore a black traveling dress and although
wearied trom traveling looked fresh and
charming as usual.
As the presidential carriage with the fair
mistress of the white house came In view a
cheer went up from tno masses that tilled thu
streets , but the domt'Anarof the crowd at this
part of the line of march WAS in striking con
trast to the unceasing din of chrers. that
greeted the president lurtherou. There v.'S-s
no music until the president got to Twenty-
thhd strc'et , and the crowd did nothing but
look at the president and Mrs. Cleveland.
Close up behind the carriages came the Mil
waukee light horse squadron and battery F.
Fourth artillery , U. 8. A. The crowd hid
veiled Itself hoarse cheering for the president
when the second division swung Into line at
the corner of Michigan avenue and Twenty-
third street. Down Twenty-third street ,
AVaoash avenue aiulThirty-Ufth street people
were packed as never before in Chicago. On
the tops of the houses and In the windows
weru crowds of anxious faces , and trom the
roofs floated streamers , evidently Improvised
hurriedly for the occasion. Down at Twen
ty-second stieot , where the procession began ,
there was a repetition of the depot scene ,
and a man might as fell have attempted to
walk through a brick-wall as to force his way
in to the midst of this fence of men and women.
The parade was very largo and variegated.
The regular Infantrytfcavalry and artillery ,
and many different militia organisations
headed It and were followed by veterans of
the war , civic societies of all classes , etc.
When thu president's carriage reached the
reviewing stand thu United States steamer
Michigan , which lay in the harbor just oppo
site , tired a presidential salute of twenty-
one guns. This was Urn signal for a mob of
,10,000 people to overrun the procession and
swarm like ants toAvard the stand in their
eagerness to see iKu president. When he
made his way the stand lie and
a few olliolals with aim were almost pushed
over a railing by thuhuob , who were engaged
In an insane struiri ; ! for the front. During
the height ot the jam a tenlliu crash was
heard and half a hundred people who had
squeezed themselves * onto the reporters'
tables were piecipitatod to the ground. No
one was seriously injured , though the Inci
dent almost created Ja panic. When com
parative order hauikeen restored Mayor
Hoc ho stopped forward and delivered his
welcoming address. |
In response to Mayor Koacho's address of
welcome he said ; "It was soon alter the
election of IbM thatrtn old resident of vour
city was earnestly u/ging me to pay you a
visit Ho endeavorrd to meet all objections
that were started an'd Instated witli unyield
ing pertinacity that the invitation should bo
accepted. At last , anil after all uersuasion
seemed to fail , he vehemently broke out
with this declaration : 'The people up where
1 live don't think a man Is tit for
president who has never seen Chlcazo. '
1 have often thought of tills Incident since
that time , and sometimes when I have felt
that 1 was not doliu for thu people and the
public welt are all that nil.1 lit DO done , oral
that I worn 1 like to do. I have wondered 11
things would not have gone on better If I had
visited Chicago. Indeed it has , 1 believe
boon publicly stated on one or more occa
sions lately , when the shortcomings of the
present chief executive were under dlscti-
ston , that nothing better could be expcctci
of a man who had never been "west ot SOIMO
designated place , or river , and this. I sup
pose , means the same thing that my Chicago
irlend meant , and involves the same accusa
tlon and conclusion. If my alleged otllcla
crimes and misdemeanors are thus chanta
bly accounted for , l shall not complain
While 1 confess that the-declaration of tin
representative of this city as I have given It
Is an evidence of that local pride and loyalty
of which your city Is a great monument
Al ) have heard of It if they have
not si'tu It , for every oub of your people
ecms to have organized himself a committee
if one to spread its glories abroad. And now
hat I am hero I feel like saying with the
uecn ot Sheba , "The half has not been
old. "
After relating the history of Chicago's
growth , the president concluded as follows :
i'ou have said that the president ought to
eo Chicago. I am hero to sea It , and its
lospltable large-hearted people , but because
our city Is so great and your interests so
argc and Important , 1 know you will allow
no to suggest that I have left at home a city
you ought to sco and know more about , In
point ot fact It would bo well for
you to keep your eyes closely
ipon it all the time. Vour servants and
agents are there. They are tticro to protect
your Interests and aid youretTorts to advance
'our ' prosperity and well being. Vour bust
ing trade and your wearing , ceaseless actlv-
ty of hand and brain will not yield there-
suits you deserve unless wisdom guides the
> ollcy of your government , and unless your
needs are regarded at the capltol ot the
latlon. It will bo well for you not to fonrot
hat in the performance of your political
lutle.s , with calm thouglitfulness and broad
patriotism , there lies not only a safeguard
against business disaster , but au Important
obligation ot citizenship. "
It was liil o'clock when the last of the
one procession and crowd began to disperse.
There was such a jam then that the president
ould not leave the platform for some time.
finally , however , ho got away , almost faint-
ng with htuiL'or and exertion , and had din
ner. In loss than an hour the public rocop-
Ion in the Palmer house began and more
han a hundred thousand people rushed like
wild boasts at the president and wife. So
thunderous was the din that a score of
presplring trumpeters scorned engaged in
a dumb show. In vain did the police ,
clubs In hand , endeavor to stem the
rush. Hope barriers were swept away at the
irst rush. Mrs. Cleveland was retired into
an alcove , while the president plunged Into
.ho surdug crowd aud sturdily shouldered
himself Into the place where it had been de
cided ho should stand. Three times did tiles
of brawny , dismounted cavalrymen seize the
ends of one of thegropes tlurt had been dashed
to thu floor and strive to drag back the eager
multitude. Only with the aid of a double
cordon of police did the maneuvers of the
soldiers bring tlm faintest semblance of
order. The president mean while shook hands
right and loft till lie was red in the
face and his collar lay limp above Ills black
coat. Behind him at thu entrance to the alcove -
cove stood Mrs. Cleveland , bowing and smil
ing vood naturedly at the crowd. She
stepped a little nearer her husband when the
first appearance ot a line began to he tunned.
At the head came a detachment of union
veterans , bearing aloft the tattered battle
la of the Fourth Kansas volunteers. Whllo
the president warmly greeted the old sol
diers , one ' after another , the color
nearer stepped forward to Mrs.
Cleveland , and lowering the old flag
jade her clip elf one of Its precious shreds as
a memento of the day. The president's wlto
gracefully compiled and while the spectators
went wild with enthusiasm , displayed her
: rophy proudly to the ladles at tier side. A
o\v estimate of the number of persons with
whom the president shook hands is 0,000 , but
these were the fortunate few. Thou
sands In the corridors and thousands upon
thousands In the streets failed even to catch
a sight of his face. During the crush outside
it Is safe to say that as many as tlfty women
had to be borne from the throng Into stores
near by , fainting from exhaustion.
Simplicity and lack of ostentation wewtlio
distinguishing characteristics ot the evening
reception at the Columbia theater. Ten
thousand tickets ot admission had been is
sued and only ticket holders were admitted.
A floor had been laid throughout the. house
level with ttio stage and beautifully carpeted ,
whllo the whole Interior of the theater was
beautifully decorated with flowers , ferns.
palms and bunting. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
stood together , each having a pleasant word
r.nd hearty handshake for all comers. Mrs.
Cleveland's costume was elccant and her
demeanor enchanted every one. It seemed
as though she never would tire of welcoming
the people who elided to her , and the presi
dent was no less gracious. The reception
was a notable event In Chicago's history.
Alt had been announced that the reception
would close at 11 o'clock , but the president
ind wife , seeing a long line of anxious faces ,
lingered past that hour. It was nearly mid
night When the reception closed and then
two or three thousand people were turned
away disappointed.
A Ilrannh of the Tall Sycamore Fcr-
nlnnt Cleveland.
CHICAGO , Octt. 5. ( Special Telegram to
the BKK.J A gentleman just from Indian
apolis reports that Delegate Voorhces , of
Washington territory , who Is now there and
about to come to this city , as saying that
President Cleveland has been actuated en
tirely by seilish notions In making appoint
ments for the Pacilic coast , and for that mat
ter all over the country. Voorhees Is re
ported as saying : " 1 do not like Cleveland
a d - d bit There never has been a presi
dent who has given the country such a per
sonal administration as ho has In this , that
helms himself made almost all thu appoint
ments that have been made and they were
entirely In his own Interest. Take for in-
s'tancp Herbert Beechcr , now special govern
ment Agent at the port of entry at Puget
Sound. Hd was first appointed collector
of that part at the request of his father ,
Henry Ward Beccher. Charges of embcz/.lo-
ment were made against him and proved to
the senate committee , to which the charges
were referred , and ho failed to get n confir
mation. In spite of all this , at the recess of
congress Cleveland made him a special au-ent
at the port. In that capacity his appoint
ment would not have to 1:0 before the senate
at all. Of course you know Cleveland owed
something to his father. In protesting now
1 protest as a democrat. Mr. Cleveland has
no interest in the party , and the appointment
of lleeclier will bo a loss to our party in
Washington territory of 5.000 votes. An
other is Governor Squire. He fought mo bit-
teily on my election simply because Gen
eral Brlstow , of New York , a mugwump ,
desired It , he having Jheen friendly to Cleve
land at the time of his election. "
Voorhees recited several other instances ,
among them being the case of Owlngo , now
secictary of state for Washington territory.
' Owlneo , " said he , "took the stump , and
made a bitter tight against Governor llen-
drlcks , calling him all sorts of vile names.
He also attacked Cleveland. Still at Urn re
quest of his brother , another Now York
mugwump , ho Is kept In position. "
Slgnnr Crisp ! Interviewed.
JUni.iK : , Oct. 5. The Frankfort /pitting
publishes an Interview with Crlspi , the
Italian prime minister , held in Frankfort
previous to his departure for Milan. His
conversation with Bismarck had no refer
ence to any special political objects. The
Itomaii question did not exist for tholtallans.
Ho says that Its position toward the Vatican
is a matter with which Italy would allow no
Interference from any quarter. Crlspi
declared that Italy onlv desired to maintain
peace and the F.uropcan equilibrium , and on
this account joined the Austro-German
alliance. "Italy , " ho added , . "like other
powers , has reason to fear an advance by
Kus.sla towards Constantinople , and she
could not penult the Mediterranean to become
a Itusslau lake. "
Proposal to Turkey.
ST. Pr.TEitsmniG , Oct. 5. Do Glers , min
ister for foreign altalrs. has written a letter
toChaklr P.\rha. , the Turkish ambassador ,
announcing llussla's acceptance of the
portc's proposal to send an Ottoman com
missioner to Bulgaria to act in conjunction
with a Russian lieutenant-governor o (
princely rank , but Instead of the latter beinp
subordinate to the Ottoman commissioner ,
itussla proposes that the Ottoman commls
sloner liavo second rank. The porto's ac
ceptance of the Itusslan general Krn roth a1
lieutenant governor ot Bulgaria Is regarded
as pledging Turkey to support ltu sla's pro
posals , Involving. If necessary , Turkish in
Itlatlvti action in Bulgaria.
Funeral of John n. Klnuli.
Bosiox , Oct. 5. Services over the remain :
of the late John B. Finch , of Nebraska , tin
temperance reformer , were held this after
n oon. This evening the remains were takei
to Evnnston , III. ) for burial. /
HnlKhtKnCIjAbor ItcfuHc AdmlMlon to
the Delegate From Denver.
MINNEAPOLIS , Oct 0. The delegates to
the general assouiby of the Knights ot Labor
were a llttlo earlier In gutting to work this
morning. There had been no night of en
joyment to make them laggards and ttiore
was an air of bustle about the hotels , but
there was no excitement and llttlo open talk-
In if , and It appears as If preliminary work
was well In hand. The convention was
called to order at 0:15. : The unfinished work
of the credentials committee was llrst taken
up. When the session closed last night the
credentials of only IbO delegates had been
passed upon. It is understood that numer
ous protests were referred back to the cre
dentials committee for additional Informa
tion. The committee finished Its work and
was ready to report this morning. It Is un
derstood that the revised list of protests Is
not largo probably four , and perhaps eight.
It Is qulto likely , however , that the lluht
over the protests will bo inn ? and bitter ,
The whole afternoon session of the general
assembly was Spent In considering protest
cases. The case of Joseph K. Buchanan , of
Denver , was decided against Ills admission.
This vote Is announced as beliu strictly on a
question ot law , his local assembly having
been susvended for non-payment of dues and
ho with It. Buchanan took his defeat very
philosophically and admitted that Powderly
had treated him very fairly , having
given him more privileges on the
floor than he had ever seen him give any
one. The convention was flooded with circu
lars Issued by district assembly $3. criticising
Powderly and commenting unfavorably upon
his speech and replies to the attacks made
upon him at Denver last May.
As soon as the Buchanan case was dis
posed ot the cases of the protest against the
admission of delegates from district assembly
10 of Pennsylvania were taken tip.
The report or tliecomniltteo in favor ot ad
mitting the delegates was adopted. ' The
new cases taken up were those of Charlns S.
Sclb and George A. Schlllluir , of District 34 ,
Chicago , and the gentleman were quickly ad
mitted , as also wore the delegates from Dis
trict 50. District Assembly ilO , shoemakers'
national district , was barred out owing to
the fact that the district has had
no meeting since It received its charter. A
few more eases will be taken up to-morrow ,
but will bo speedily disposed of and the reg >
ular routine business will move forward.
Powderly's address will probably bo read
to-morrow afternoon. There Is little doubt
but that that the convention will last from
two to three weeks.
Michael Uavitt Speaks.
MINNKAI > OI.IS , Oct. 5. Michael Davltt ,
the itrcat Irish agitator , arrived here last
night. He Is making a trip for his health
and will return in a week. This morning ho
addressed the national assembly of the
Knights of Labor. With reference to the
condition of affairs in Ireland ho said that
the Irish people were bearing with fortitude
indignities worse than those that had pre
cipitated many bloody revolutions and it was
impossible to tell whether more stringent
measures might not force thorn to an out
break , which , ot course , was the great object
of the lories. As for the homo rule seutl-
ment. It was spreading like wild lire over
Great Britain , * and there was no doubt that
were an election held next year Gladstone
would sweep the country like it whirlwind.
Mr. Davltt said of the relations of the
Irish question to the cause of Labor , the
Irish movement had rendered a service to thu
cause of reform elsewhere. Ho spoke at
some length regarding the struggle of labor
and said that the spectacle ot the Knights of
Labor working without Interference trom
the government or interfering with the gov
ernment gave them , across the water , pride
and pleasure. "We view it , " i < ald he , ' 'with '
Interest and expectancy. Classes Invite it
with alarm. At the close of Mr. Davltt's re
marks a resolution expressing hearty symoa-
thy with the Irish people and condemning
the oppressive laws ot England was unani
mously adopted.
.Michael . Davitt left for Now York to-night ,
going via Omaha , and will sail for Ireland In
about a week.
Faction War In Kentucky.
LEXIKGTON , Oct. 5. ( Special Telegram to
the BKE. I News was received here last nlfht
that more trouble was brewing In Morehead ,
as If that unhappy place had not had enough
already. The report is that eighteen men ,
armed with Winchesters , came from Sol-
iers station , on the Columbus * Ohio road , to
Morehead. It Is said there ure.or will bo 150
aimed men secreted around town. These
men , It seems , belong to the Logan faction ,
and are gathering because news are brought
that a party of Tolllveis's Irieuds Intend to
come from Klllot county and burn the town.
Boone Logan Is at Morehead , and It was ho
who ordered the assembling of the men. It
Is certain that messengers sent to brine In
more men got on the train at Morehead , and
that Alllo W. Young boarded the tiain at
Mount Sterling and went to Morehead.
What the outcome will be no one seems to
know , except that everybody up there feels
that there Is trouble ot the very worst sort
ahead. Judge Delni/.en will hold a special
term ot the couit at Morehead some time thl.s
month for thu trial ot Harris , alias Pendu
lum , for conspiracy to murder Judge Cole
and Taylor Young.
Stngo Uohhcry In Texan.
BAiinisoKR , Tex. , Oct , C. [ Special TeU--
gram to the BKK.J Ballluger As Son's stage
was again robbed last nL'lit about eighty
miles out from this place by thu same lone
highwaymen who held It up last Thursday
night. He was recognized by Ids voice , his
eels and his horse. Ho was not as success
ful as in the last , there being few male pas
sengers and it appears they were not loaded
down with filthy lucre. There were two la
dies aboard. One ot them had S45 , but the
bandit was too gallant to accept It , saving he
never took money from ladles. Ho then
proceeded to go through the mall bags , open
ing every letter. Ills said ho got about § 15
all told. He then moved up to meet the out
going stage and commanded the parties
robbed not to move until he lired his pistol.
Alter waiting about an hour the stage pulled
up , having eluded the robber by taking a
new route.
The Nebraska
PiATT > MOinir , Neb. , Oct. 5. The city Is
crowded with visitors and participants in the
annual singing festival of the German so
cieties of the state. The decorations are nu
merous and handsome. Two tilumphal
arches covered with bunting , evergreens and
mottoes , span Main street. The visiting neckties
ck-ties are the Mxnnerchors of Omaha , Lin
coln. Howard , Columbus , and Llcderkran/ ,
of Nebraska City and Grand Island. The
torchlight parade last night was a grand af
fair and was followed by a banquet In F1U-
gerald hall.
Intrr-Statn luw Violator * ) Indicted ,
ST. PAUL , Oct. 0. The tederal grand jury
to-day returned an Indictment against T.
McFrely , station agent of the Manitoba rail
road at Moorhend , on the charge of violation
of the Inter-state law , previously mentioned
in these dispatches. The Manitoba Railroad
company was also Indlctedou the grounds ol
aiding and abetting him.
Cleveland aa a School Ma'am.
Nr.w YOHIC , Oct. 5. -f Special Telegram tc
the BKK.I Miss Hose Klizabeth Cleveland
began yesterday her new life as a New Yorh
school teacher , . SlievtiH assist Mrp. Sylva-
nus Keed In tliu management of a select
school tor girls , and also conduct the senloi
and graduate classes in American history.
Thn Preliminaries ArrnnKtl ,
NEW YOIIK , Oct. 5. A Wall street clrculai
says that a member of the executive commit
tee of the Western Union Telegraph com
pany Is given as authority for thu statemen
that all the preliminaries for transfer ot tin
Baltimore it Ohio telegraph were arranged a
a meeting to-day.
Weather Indication .
For Nebraska : Cooler , fair weather , Hih
to fresh variable winds.
For Iowa : Cooler , lair weather , light d
fresh northwesterly winds , becoming v.irla
ble.For Dakota : Cooler , fair wcatber , light t
fresh variable winds.
The Iowa Supreme Court Decides Against *
Thorn On the Salary Question ,
A Comprntnlno KfTcutott In the Cele
brated Ca-io Against the Iowa City
Brewers Other llnwkcyo
Htnto News.
Salary AbolUhod With the omen.
DBS MOINIIS , la. , Oct. 5.-fSpeclal Tele
gram to the BKI : . | The supreme court ren
dered a decision hero to-day of public Inter *
est In the casts of Judso Crosier against the
state auditor to collect salary claimed after
the olllco of circuit JuJgo had been abolished.
This was a test case , brought by the circuit
judges who were legislated out of o Mica by
the general assembly of 1SS4. When the
judiciary of the state was reorganized they
claimed that their olllco , being created by the
constitution , should not bo abolished by an
act of the legislature , so they demanded the
salary that would have been duo them for the
balance of their terms for which they were
elected. The lower court refused to compel
the state auditor to Issue them warrants for
It , and on appeal the supreme court affirms
the decision.
The suprenu court also II led the following
other decisions hero to-day :
Andruw btows , appellant , vs J. A. Kmer-
son , Sioux circuit. Reversed.
3J. . Laiuhman vs The City of Des
Molnes , appellant , appealed from Polk cir
cuit. Ho vened.
Independent school district of Center ox
rol W. 11. Holmes , appellant , vs Clark
Gookin ct al. The case Is a procedure to do-
elate the changing of the location of a school
house void and the matter is before the court
on the question as to the right ofV. . II.
llolme.s to sue In the tiamo of the school dis
trict. The lower coint hold that plaintiff
has no authority so to do and the supreme
court sustains It.
State vs James Johns , appellant , appeal
from Pottawattamle. Altlrmud.
C. F. 1'cters ot al. appellant , vs Fort Madi
son construction company et al , Lee circuit.
tioorKO W. Crosolr , appellant , vs J. A.
Lynn. anditorof state , I'olkclrcult , Aflltmod.
F. C. Newby , appellant , vs Joint Free ct
al , A ppanoosu district ; action to secure the
removal of school bourn Reversed ,
Suicided Hy Hanging.
MANNING , la. , Oct. 4-fSpeelal Tele-
cram to the BKE. ] Ueujamln Hurley , ot
Marshalltown , committed sulcldo hero last
nU-ht by hauling himself to a strap attached
to a gateway and then stabbing himself In
the tnroat. Hi ; had been canvassing hero
for a company for several weeks past , but no
reason Is known lor his suicide.
Iowa City's Hint Case Settled.
IOWA CITY , la. , Oct. 8. | Special Tele
gram to the UKI.J : The celebrated case of
Swatford brothers against a number of brew
ers In this city , growing out of the riot cases
In this city , was tried at Marlon with a ver
dict of 510.000 In favor of the Swaffords. It
was settled here to-day by the brewers paying
the SwatTords 82.700 , the Swatfords to pay
their court costs , which , after paying their
attorneys' fees , will .leave them but very
llttlo. There Is no little excitement hero over
this settlement ,
Infnrcd In a Uunawar.
MisBouni VAI.LKV , la. , Oct , 5 [ Special
Telpgram to theBKE. | At 0 o'clock this
evening , as a respectable farmer , Joseph
Henklo and wife , were returning home from
the fair at llexcly , a farmer named Dick
Skclton , in attempting to pass them , caused
aiunaway , breaking Mrs. llenkle's arm and
cutting an ugly gash in 'Joseph's head.
Continuance of the Examination of
John I. nialr.
NEW ronif , Oct. 5. The examination of
John I. Blair was continued before Ander
son , of tliu Pacilic railroad commission , this
morning. Ulalr said six and one-half miles
of the road to connect the Sioux City with
the Cedar Riplds between Missouri Valley
and California Junction was purchased by
the Issuance of 8170,000 preferred stock ot
the Sioux City & Pacilic. The land of the
railroad comy\ny In Nebraska sold to
the Sioux City & Pacilic Laud and Town
Lot company , of which Blair thought he
was president. The stockholders paid cash
for the lands 5200,000. There was a great
deal of ralhoad legislation , both In
the Nebraska and Iowa legislatures ,
He said there was always a certain class ot
legislators who were upright and honest and
another that always desires and expects to
be paid tor doing their duty. Ho , however ,
never knew of any money Mug paid for leg
islation regarding the road with which ho
was connected. Ho claimed to have been
vnry popular with the peopln of Iowa and
Nebraska at the tluio and got all the legisla
tion ho wanted because of Ills popularity. Hn
did not even have to employ a lawyer. As
to the sale ot the telegraph of thu Sioux City
A Pacilic railroad to the Western Union ,
Blair said It had to bo done , as the Western
Union would not take business from the line
at equitable rates. The Northwestern road
paid from 10 to 15 cents on the dollar tor a
controlling Interest in the stock of the Sioux
City A : Pacilic. Thy stock IH nit worth more
than that sum now , except tor purposes of
control. A million of dollars Is onoiuh and
a liberal sum to pay the government for a re
lease of Its claim and the witness , as a di
rector of the Northwestern , would not bo
willing to pay more.
Sudden Heath or \ \ . II. AVushburn.
Si'Ui.NciKini.i ) . Mass. , Oct. 5. Ex-Governor
William II , Washburn , of Greoiilield ,
dropped dead on thu platform of the city hall
at the morning session of the hoard ot for
eign missions , a llttlo before 10 o'clock.
[ William HurrlttVashburn , LL.l ) . , was
born In Wenchcndon , Mass. , January 31 ,
Ib20 , graduated trom Vale college In 1811 ,
,311(1 , ( engaged In mercantile pursuits In his
native state. In 1851 ho was elected to thu
legislature , and In succeeding years was a
member ot congress for four terms , senator
and governor , lie was a staunch republi
can. Ho held a number ot Important posi
tions In educational Institutions and was
honored with the degree ot doctor ot laws by
Harvard college. )
Thn Ninth DlHtrlot Judge ? .
GUANO , Nob. , Oct. 6. The repub
lican convention of the Ninth judicial dis-
Ulctmet in this city yesterday aud nominated
Hon. T. ( ) . C. Harrison of Hall county and
Judge TltTany of Itoono county , by acclama
tion. A central committee was appointed ,
composed of C. 13. Lewis , of Howaid : H. It ,
llorth , of Hall ; H. T. Johns , of ( larlield ;
W. H. Belcher , of Loup ; M. Coomhits , ot
Valley ; George N. Bishop , of Wheeler ; C.
L. Harris , of Boone ; L. H. Jlarrls.of Illalne ;
H , O. Hell , of Greeiey ; It. Cole , of Thomas , '
and George W. Browstcr , of Blalne.
Thn ( jiiulsvll In & Niihhvlllo'H
LOUISVIU.I : , Oct. n. The annual meeting
of tlui Louisville As Nashvlllo Hallway com
pany held to-day. The old olllcers wuro
re-elected. The report of the president for
the year shows : Cross earnings , S15ObO-
MJ ; operating expenses. JOI7O.VJ ) ; net
( taming * , alter deductlni ; nil cnar es against
Income , interest , rentals , etc. , 81,107,671.
.Mill Iliii-nod.
CI.IMH it A I'll is , la , , Oct. 5. Done-Ins &
Sluait'h oatmeal milt burned this inon > ing (
$125,000 ; insurance ,