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OMAHA DAILY BEE
SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , THURSDAY MORNING , MAY 37 , 18S8 , NUMBER 334.
A DOZEN CONVENTIONS A DAY
President Makers Solootod In Several -
oral of the States.
THE SECOND NATIONAL TICKET.
The Union Labor Party Nominates
Btrcctcrtof lIllnolB Tor President
JluriiionloiiH New York
New York IlcpuhllcaiiB.
flUFFAt-o , May 10. The republican state
convention was called to order nt 12:20 : by
General Knnpp , chairman of the executive
committee. After the roll cull , Charles K.
Fltcli was chosen temporary eh nirninn and
ho briefly addressed the committee. Ho
Bald In substance :
Now York republicans do not mean to bind
Its delegates us to their Individual prefer
ences for national standard bearers. You
will trust to the sagacity and discretion of
tboso composing the national council of the
party. When thus they hnvo reached the
wisest conclusion , you will expect them to
act in unison that so whatever voice Imperial
Now York may have she will Bccuro that
position to which she Is entitled by her popu
lation , wealth and her unique position as the
chief pivotal point upon which the suffrages
Of 12,000,000 voters will turn. Wo do no indi
cate In advunco who the nominee
will bo. Ho may bo the gallant
leader of 18S4 , whoso presence was inspira
tion and whoso clarion voice rang out along
the lines , whom we followed to defeat but
not to disgrace , and who still remains the re
publican of republicans , the American of
Americans. He may bo the honored son of
New York whoso fame as an orutor has pen
etrated every corner of the land. The nom
inee may bo ono of these , or ho may bo a son
of the great west that is expanding its
empire , whose free soil rears free men and
educates statesman In the school of loyalty
the west of Husk and Algcr , of Grcshaui ami
Allison , of Harrison and Sherman. Hut
whoever he is he will rccelvo tlio cordial and
united support of the republicans of New
Upon the conclusion of the address the usual
committees were apjKJliited and the conven
tion took a recess until 4 this afternoon.
The convention assembled at 5 o'clock and
chore Pitts as pcinmncnt chairman. Ho
inailo n ringing speech on talcing the scat.
The committee on resolutions then reported
the following platform :
The republicans of New York , in conven
tion assembled , ccitain that the national
convention nt Chicago will present candi
dates for president and vice president
whoso devotion to American ideas and
to the protection of American labor ,
agriculture and manufacture , will command
the approval of the people , plcago to
the republican standard bearer in the na
tional contest their united and zealous sup
port , and enter upon the canvass conlldcntof
Resolved. That all questions relating to the
policy of tlio republican party an to the na
tional and stnto party bo referred to the na
tional and state conventions respectively , to
bo held during the present year.
Tlio committee also reported the following :
Ilesolvcd , That \\o approve the action of
the republican members of congress in oppos
ing the Mills tarilT bill , so culled , and we urge
them to persevere in defeating every device
intended to place upon tlio statute books the
free trade theoiics of Mr. Cleveland's annual
The ropoit was approved.
Resolutions \\ero then presented by indi
vidual members of the convention and adopt
ed , paying tribute to the memory of Hoscoo
Conkling , and providing n uniform method
for the choice of presidential electors by con
gressional districts hereafter.
Then General James Vnriium arose and
killed the opposition to Senator Hiscock by
reading a telegram from Lev ! 1' . Morton ,
asking thathis name bo not used
In the convention. Closely following
him George Bliss nroso and with
out n speech placed in nomination
for delegates at-largo C. M. Depew , Frank
Hiscock , Warner Miller and Thos C. Plntt.
Hy vociferous acclamation they were en
dorsed and elected by the convention. Dis
trict delegates hnd already been chosen at
the diHtrkt conventions. Electors-at-hirgo
will bo named by tlio gubernatorial conven
tion , which will meet heio.iftcr. Electors In
the several districts were named but the list
Is far from complete. Hecolutlons endorsing
ing the btato league of republican clubs were
passed and the convention adjomned with
Illinois Prohibitionist * .
SriiiNariii.i : > , 111. , May 10. Theprohibition
ntnto convention spent tlio greater poition of
Its morning session in selecting delegates to
the national convention and the appointment
of n state central committee. Two delegates
nnd ono provisional .delegate and alternates
for cacb were appointed from each district ,
A member from each district was also
named for the state central committee. The
platform adopted demands the entire prohi
bltlon of the manufacture , sale , importation ,
exportation and Intcr-stato trnfilo in alco
holic beverages by a costitutional enactment.
The maker , seller and drinker and the men
who vote to license , lease their propeity for
the use of the traflle , or suppoit the political
parties controlled by the tnilllc , are declared
ullko responsible for its continuance ami its
evils ; as drunkenness has inciea ° ed with
the license system , its utility Is denied.
H demands thu uniualillcd | right of suffrage
regardless ol iox , anil a tarift for revenue' ;
it denounces extruvigimco in the admininis-
1 rat Ion of suite alTaiis , charges ilu < ruto of
taxation for t > latu purpotes bus been in-
flensed from & ) cents on the $100 In lh s
to M contH on the $ HHI in Ihs7 , and Is largely
duo to the licensed liquor tinflic ; denounces
the wanton doicratlon of the Sabbath per
mitted by the republican and democratic
parties ; recommends aibitratlan to settle dif
ferences between capital mid labor ; Indorses
the Woman's Chiistian Tcmpeianco union ;
pledges support to laws for the teachings of
temperance- the public hchools ; sympa
thises with the farmers in the present low
prices choy obtain for their products by rea
son of excessive taxation.
James S. Tichnor , of Wlnnebago , and
James Fetcr , of Hangamon , were selected
for Tlio delegates
gates to the national convention were in-
litructcd to stand by the suffratro plank. A
recess was then taken.
At tlm afternoon session Captain D. Harts ,
of Logan , was nominated for governor ; J. L.
Wlntloek , of Cook , for lieutenant governor ;
J. Hess Ilanna , Warren , secretary of state ;
Uriah Cojip , Jr , Iroquois , auditor ; P. E An
drews , Whltcslilo , attorney general ; J. W.
Unit , Wlnnebago , tieasurer For tiustecs
Of the Illinois university , Villan and Me-
Kendrco college , Uov Stolcrof of Mucoupln ,
Miss Mary Allen West of Knox , and Captain
Henry Ausustin of Mi-Kuan , wcio noini-
uatqd. Presidential electors for all the
districts were then appointed and the con
Minuctotii llttpuhllcanH ,
ST. PAUL , Mny 10. The republican state
convention to elect delegates to Chicago was
called to order at lliilO to-day by ex-Gov
ernor Pillsbury , chairman of the state com-
mlttco , and ex-Governor L. K. Hubbard was
elected temporary chairman. Ho declared
the country on the threshold of n political
upheaval , Ho promised for Minnesota in
the November election n majority as colos
sal as that given to Hlaino. The allusion
to Hlalno provoked applause. After the
appointment of the usual committees tlio
convention took a recess to 2 o'clock ,
On reassembling the convention made ttto
temporary organisation permanent , Speeches
were made by District AUoinoy R F. Davis
and Kur. K. G ; Smith of tit.
Paul. The latter mentioned the names of
.he ) > ossiblc standard bearers , and each name
brought forth cheers from the delegates , but
at the mention of Grcslmm the con
vention went wild. The following were
elected delogates-nt-Iarpo to the Chicago
cage convention : F , F. Davit , of Minne
apolis ; G. G. Hartley , C. C. Edwards and
Joel P. Hcatwclc. Tlio platform arraigns
the democratic party for professing attach
ment to state sovereignly and homo rule and
denying both to the clti/cns of Dakota for
political reasons only ; for refusing rcllof to
union soldiers and sailors ; for failing to re
duce the surplus , for the maintenance
of a postal service that had bccom o a dis
grace ; for falling to provide seaboard de
fenses , and for its humlllatlngly weak ad
ministration of foreign affairs. While nd-
tiering to the principle of protection to Amer
ican labor und productions , the duties
on imports shall bo so adjusted as
not to foster monopolies. It stigmatizes
the tariff legislation proposed by the demo
crats as a glaring subterfuge and nn attempt
to destroy the American policy of protection
to American industries and labor in the in
terest of foreign countries. The con
vention also adopted resolutions declar
ing that the party recognized -the evils
of unrestrained saloon interests and
requesting the delegates to the national con
vention to secure a plnnk in the platform of
that convention recommending each state to
enact such restrictive laws ns will reduce the
evils of the liquor traffic to the narrowest
The convention then adjourned. All the
oclegates-nt-lnrgo are said to bo for Greshnm.
Presidential CamlttlntcH Nominated.
CINCINNATI , Mnv 10. The union labor
convention met at 10 o'clock this morning
and completed Its permanent organization.
L. H. Weller of Iowa tried to pass a resolu
tion against fusion with the republican or
democratic party , but failed and it was re
ferred to the committee on resolutions. An
adjournment was then taken until 2 thin af
On reassembling , a communication from
the National Temperance society suggesting
n prohibition plank In the platform and the
nomination of n prohibition candidate was
offered and referred to the committee on
i esolutions. Pending the report of that com
mittee , llvo-minutc reports were made from
the different states.
The committed on resolutions then pre
sented a repqrt. The preamble is quite long
and asserts the prevalence of general dis
content and poverty among farmers ; the
frequency of strikes ; the general hopeless
ness of labor ; the nourishing land monop
olies , ami the United States senate has be
come an open scandal. In the declaration
of principles the total subversion of the
private hind system is demanded as n proper
solution of the present conditions ; that the
means of communication and transportation
should bo owned by the people ; advocates
the establishing of a national monetary sys
tem in the interest of producers instead of
speculators and usurers ; indorses arbi
tration in place of strikes and other
Injurious methods of settling labor disputes ;
contract convict labor should bo prohibited ;
hours of labor should be reduced commen
surate with the increased production of labor
saving machinery ; employes should bo pro
tected from bodily injury ; equal pay for
equal work for both sexes ; demands the passage -
ago of the service pension bill ; advocates an
income tax as the most suitable system of
taxation ; United States senators should bo
elected by the direct vote of the people ;
demands legislation which will exclude Chi
nese from the United States ; insists upon
female suffinge , and claims that the para
mount issues to be solved are the abolition of
usury , monopoly and trust , and both parties
are denounced for creating arid perpetuating
these monstrous evils.
A minority report was made but rejected.
After adopting the first plnnk in the plat
form in the land question a recess was
taken until 8 o'cloci : this evening. That
plunk practically excludes tlio united labor
party from Joining the union labor.
The entire evening was spent by the
united labor convention in trying to dis
pose of the report of the committee on reso
lutions. The chief point of discussion was
woman suffrage. This ended by adopting
n resolution that suffrage , is inherent in citi
zenship Und is not to bo abridged or denied
on account of sex. The discussion upon
the pilotage system emptied the hall of western -
ern delegates , and at 11 o'clock the conven
tion adjourned until U o'clock to-morrow
At the evening session of the union labor
convention the remainder of the platfoim
was adopted in bulk. After a long struggle
a resolution in opposition to fusion with
other paities was unanimously adopted.
The national executive committee was then
named mid the convention began balloting
for president and vice president. A.
J. Sti eater of Illinois , J. H. Wea
ver of Iowa , and Gilbert Delancy
of Indiana , were named , but the convention
by declamation nominated Mr. Strectcr.
Samuel Evans , of Texas , was declared the
nomine" for vice-president , but declined ,
whereupon the convention nominated Charles
E. I'unningliam , of Arkansas , who accepted.
Adjourned sine dlo.
Connect lent Republicans.
Nnw H WEN , Conn. , Mny 10. The rcpub
Hc.in state convention was called to order
this morning by Temporary Chairman Teb-
bits and the temporary organization was
nindo permanent. Mr. Tebblts nd-
drtbscd tha convention. Ho alluded to the
great responsibility of Connecticut us a piv
otal state and outlined the paramount issue
as protection against the free trade message
of Cleveland by which the democratic party
must stand or full. The speaker mentioned
Hlalnu as the choice of the rank and illo of
the icpubllcan party in that and every other
state. Allusions were also made to General
Hawley and Senator PJutt as favorite sons ,
and Chnuneoy M. Dopow's nair.o was ap
plauded almost as vociferously as Hlninc'b.
The speaker asset ted that tlio tarlft must bo
revised to milt shifting conditions and that
democratic free trade would fail bccauso
the American workman reads and thinks for
himself. Democratic- civil servlco reform
was denounced as so transpaicntafraud that
made even the mugwiiinps.f eel sad at hear tund
sick otlho Momnch. If none of the numer
ous presidential candidates can bo nomi
nated the convention should say to James
G. lilalne , "You must again bo our
standard-bearer and this time wo will carry
it to tlio white house. "
The following dclegatcs-nt-largo to the
national convention \voro then elected :
Samuel Feufcemlen , Samuel L. Warner ,
I ! . S. Daly , und E. Heiioy. The plat
foim denounces the president's tariff
policy ; calls for liberal pensions ; ridicules
the administration's civil service record and
promises hearty support to the nominee of
the Chicago convention.
After transacting routine business , the con
vention adjourned und several district con
ventions met and elected delegates to Chi
Ohio Tlopuhlican .
DAMON , O.May 10. Samuel F. Hunt was
inado chairman of the democratic stnto con
vention of Boston ; G , Young , of Marlon
county , was nominated for secretary of state ,
and Lyuian C. KitcUlleld for Judge of tiio
The platform endorses without qualifica
tion the president's administration and declares -
clares his renomination is demanded by the
intcrcbts of the country ; approves the Mills
tariff , bill , demands that government lands
bo held for actual settleis ; favors liberal
pensions to soldiers and sailors ; demands n
reduction of the surplus by reduced lavation -
tion ; favors such restraint on corpuiute
power as will protect honest labor , and rec
ommends the repeal of the duties upon in
dustries combined into trusts.
Poim.iNn , Mo. , May 10. The prohibition
state convention was continued tins morning ,
The temporary orgunUution was made per-
uiancnt and thecf roetmgs of the convention
Were sent to the prohibitory conventions now
in scs&lon In Sprmglleld. 111. , and in North
Catelinu. A Uuuarud und fci ty-sx | tickg&lc *
reported present and more to come. A re-
ccis was then taken.
Tno convention assembled ngaln at 11:80. :
Delegates to the national convention selected
were W. W. Perry and C. D. Crano. The
platform and resolutions adopted nfllrm that
the trafllc In alcoholic drinks endangers public
morals and safety and is a fruitful source of
corruption In politics : that prohibition , ns n
state and national policy , is the true method
of procedure against the saloon ; that pro
hibition Is n national issue and must bo
championed for by n national party ; that the
democratic nnd republican parties hnvo
neither the disposition nor the ability to over
throw the saloon ; that the shameful trading
of these parties with the rum vote in Maine
proves that neither can bo trusted to enforce
the liquor lows ; that the entire separation of
the government from the liquor trafllc re
quires the abolition of the internal revenue
tax on liquor ; that tbo present tariff should
bo revised to cheapen the necessaries of life.
SEDALU , Mo. , Mny 10. The republican
state convention reassembled again this
morning nnd the committee on resolutions
inado a report which was adopted. The
ticket was completed as follows : George H.
Wallace , for lieutenant governor ; F. W.
Molt , secretary of state ; A. H. Frowcln ,
treasurer ; George W. Martin , auditor ; L. . L.
Urldgcs , attorney general ; John H. Chase ,
register of lands ; V. W. Veddcr , railroad
commissioner ; James Dotsfoid , supreme
The platform rcafllrms allegiance to the
republican party ; opposes monopolies and
trusts : demands n free vote and an honest
count ; extols the financial achievements of
the republican party ; favors n revision of the
tariff on the basis of protection to American
industries ; opposes Cleveland's message nnd
the Mills tariff bill ; favors relief for dis
abled soldiers and condemns Cleveland for
vetoing pension bills.
MONTOOMEUY , Ala. , Mny 10. The republi
can convention was nirain the scene of much
disorder , nnd charges of corruption were
freely made by both the Hlalno nnd Sherman
men. T'ho resolutions adopted declare for ti
free ballot nnd a fair count ; condemn the
president's message , the Mills bill and the
president's disregard of civil service , and
favor the Hlalr bill and the report of inter
nal revenue laws. The following state
ticket was nominated : Governor , W. T.
Wing ; seerctar.v of state , J. J. Woodall ;
treasurer , S. T. Fowler ; auditor , U. S. Hcf-
lin ; attorney general , G. H. Craig ; superin
tendent of education , J. M. Clark.
Old Dominion Democrats.
Nourouc , Vn. , May 10. The democratic
state convention convened hero to-day for
the elo-tion of dclegatcs-at-largo to the St.
Louis convention nnd presidential electors.
The convention was addressed by Senator-
elect Harbour , Governor Lee , Senators
Daniel nnd John Goods. Every reference to
Cleveland was cheered. H. H. Caldwell
was elected permanent chairman. District
delegates and electors were then chosen. It.
F. Dims and John T. Harris were chosen
electors-at-largo and John S. Harbour , J. W.
Daniel , P. W. MelCenney and H. C. Marshall
The Union Feasible.
CINCINNATI , May 10. The united labor
convention met to-day with about a hundred
delegates present. Dr. McGlynn , from the
conference committcereportcd ! that the com
mittee favored the union. Ho said ho
thought the union was feasible and added
there was necessity for still further discus-
eussion. lho report of the committee was
received and it was continued. After which
the convention adjourned until 2 this after
At the afternoon session nothing was done
except to receive the report of Dr. McGlynn
touching on the failure of the effort to unite
the two conventions. Ho said the ultimatum
of the United labor party had bt n rejected
by the Union labor committee in the plat
form. Adjourned until 7:30 p. in.
Which Bourbon Slinll It Be ?
ST. PAUL , Minn. , May 10. The all absorb
ing question agitating the discussions of dele
gates gathered hero for the state democratic
convention to-morrow is whether Mayor A.
Ames of Minneapolis or Michael Doran.
chairman of the state committcec , shall
head the delegation to St. Louis. The
chances seem rather in favor of Doran ,
though Anus claims 193 of , ' ! uO delegates.
'Jbey II nvc Plenty of Time.
Los ANOEI.KS , Cala. , May 10. The demo
cratic state convention reassembled this
morning , and bccauso the commlttce on reso
lutions was not ready to report a recess was
taken until to-morrow morning.
Dotb for Grrfitmm.
CIIOOKSTON , Minn. , Mny 10. The Fifth
district republican convention elected as dele
gates to the Chicago convention. Hnlvor
Stccncnson , of Crookston , and Charles L.
Lewis , of Ottertall. Both nro for Greshnm.
Southern Cold Water Cranks.
NASIIVIU.K , Tenn. , May 10. The state pro
hibition convention met to-day and named J.
Anderson for governor ; electors for the stato-
nt large , G. W. Armistcad and J. A. Tato.
Accepted tin ; Terms.
ST. JosEi'ii , Mo. , May 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Uci : . ] Official notification was
received this morning from the officials of
the Chicago , St. Paul & Kansas City that
they had complied With the terms of the
council on condition that tliey bo permitted
the use of the tracks of the Chicago. Hur-
llngton & Qnincy within the city mid that
St. Joe would bo made u division terminal of
the road. Tlio oidimmco passed ono week
ago and which hud been held over was
signed by the president of the council und
will become a law. Work on the road will
bo continued and unless the ISurllngton con
tests the city's right , the Diagonal will bo
completed to St. Joseph by the middle of
'J ho IliKhcNt For Many Vnnrn.
QriNcv , 111 , May 10. Tlio Mississippi
.river has risen nine inches to-day and is now
higher than over before known , excepting
during the great flood of ISfll , Kail com
munication with the west is cntirelv cut off
to night , tlio tracks of all the roads on the
Missouri side being flooded. Hndgcs and
trestles ere held down by trains of liat cars
loaded with railroad iron. Nearly every
lovco in this section is now broken nnd the
loss to farmers' interests will bo enormous.
Thus far no loss of life has been reported
but many narrow escapes nro recorded.
WASHIVOTON , May 10. [ Special Telegram
to THE Hr.c. ] Major Evan Miles , Twenty-
fifth Infantry , Is promoted from captain of
the Twcnty'flrst infantry relieved from
recruiting duty , and ordered to report to the
Department of Dakota for assignment.
James W. Scully , assistant quartei master ,
isoidcrcdto Greenwood Island , Miss. , on
Captain Andrew H. Uussoll , ordinance de
partment , is prdered to tlio Dupont powder
mills on temporary inspection service.
First Lieutenant Frances Woodbrldgo ,
Seventh infantry , la ordered to proceed
" \Vatililiigion Hi-left ) .
Senator Morrlll appointed the following
sub-committee of the senate committee on
finance to consider tariff nnd luvenuosub
Jccts ; Aldrich , Allison , Hiscock , Beck and
Conlirmntions n H. Uoosovelt , New
York , minister to the Netherlands ; H. L.
Tidrick , register , Des Moines , In. ; Lieutcn
ant Colonel C , H. Ernest , member of the
Mississippi river commission.
A. Ulc Failure.
MINNEAPOLIS , May 10. The schedule of
H. H. Heard , an extensive real estate dmlcr
xvho recently assigned , shows assets nf
$1,024,000 ; contingent liabilities ' (573.000 : ' til-
A SPECIAL SHOOTS TWO MEN
Cowardly Assault | By Ono of the
HIS COMRADES HIDE HIM AWAY.
Indignant Citizens Proprnrcd to Pun
ish the Outrage Two Men Crushed
J3y a Ilniut Car Closing Sim-
day Saloons Stnto Ne\\B.
Shot by n Rpcclnl.
PJ.ATTSMOUTII , Neb. , Mny 10. [ Special
Telegram to Tun llua ] A Plnkcrton spe
cial policeman to-night deliberately shot two
brotherhood men without any apparent
cause or Justification ! Uoth arc seriously
wounded. The facts of the shooting nro as
A cutting scrape occurred nt about 0
o'clock on lower Main strcod. The offender
was caught by n city officer assisted by n
Pinkorton. While inarching up the street
they were questioned ns to the cause of
the aircst by two brotherhood
cngincmcn , Frank Dills nnd Pete Hogers.
Tlio Plnitcrton nnswerod In a gruff manner
and was answered by Roccrs in about the
same tone. Tlio Pinkcrtxm then drew his re
volver nnd commenced shooting. Uoth
Hogers nnd Dills were. but a few feet mvny.
Hogcrs was shot In the Jaw , the ball passing
out through the teeth and the chin. Dills
was shot in the right leg , the bullet lodging
In the flesh.
A crowd soon gathered nnd the Plukcrton
was chased to the Perkins house , where ho
boards. Ho was immediately concealed by
other Plnkcrton men and could not be found
when the hotel was searched for him.
The brotherhood men swore to bo revenged
nnd immediately surrounded the hotel ,
where they remained until a late hour , when
Crowds of men filled the street , and all
Joined in denouncing the Plnkcrton ns a
coward nnd n brute. Great excitement pre
vailed and the Pinkerton , if caught , would
have bepn roughly handled.
The wounded men were given immediate
medical attendance and at present are rest
ing easily. _
Assigned to Protect His Credit.
Br.NKi.UMAX , Neb. , May 17. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Hue , J John W. McGcnny , a
leading general merchant nt Huiglcr , made
nn assignment this morning to the sheriff of
Dundy county. McGenny was doing nn im
mense business , with1 a branch store nt
Kingston , Colo. The assignment is made for
sclf-nrotection , some enemy having made
false reports to the commercial agencies con
cerning McGenny's credit. The assets nro
S15.000 to S'JO.OOl ) and the liabilities not more
than $3.000. The Omaha creditors are D. M.
Steele & Co. . W. V. Morse & Co. , M. E.
Smith & Co. , Leo , Friod. & Co. . nnd Sloan ,
Johnson & Co. McGenny says he will pay
every dollar and resume business within two
A Hun away.
VAi.ruuieo , May 14. [ Special to Tnn
Hr.c. ] This afternoon , us Miss Ella , Hull ,
Jennie Whitney nnd Etnma Dougherty were
out driving their team became frightened ,
ran away and in mukuig several sharp turns
the ladies were -thrown to the ground with
great force. All were picked up in an un
conscious condition but an hour nfterwards
the physician reported no serious injuries and
nil nro gett g along well. The team after
unloading the buggy ran into two or three
wire fences , escaping with only n slight
scratch on one of the horses and a very little
damage to the buggy.
The Drunk Mny Prove Costly.
OAKLAND , Neb. , Mny 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : HIM : . ] The two boo/ers , ono
leprcsenting a patent medicine house of
Elkhart , Ind. , the other a tea house of Chicago
cage , who got gloriously full of Oakland's
booze last night and for a time held posses
sion of John Swonson's salqon , nftcr being
arrested nt Toknmuh this morning , were
sued by Jack Trimmer , a liveryman of
Lyons , for S200 damages sustained to u
buggy and two horses. They put up cash
for their appearance to-morrow.
A New Democratic Paper.
HCMUOI.UT , Neb. , Mny 10. [ Special to Tins
BEB ] A democratic paper will commence
publication hero next week. It will be edit
ed and controlled by J. L. Dalby , editor of
tlio Stella Free Press. There are eight pa
pers in this county ,
Must Close on Sunday.
HUMIIOI.DT , Neb. , May 10. [ Special to THE
BBB. ] The city council at their meeting last
night passed nn ordinance closing all places
of business on Sunday , nnd Mayor Cooper
has given notice that the law will bo en
forced. Heretofore the business houses have
partly kept open on Sunday and the citizens
have grown tired of having the law openly
A Freight. Ditehcd.
NEII.VUKI , Neb , , May 15 [ Special to TUB
Hii : : . | An engine running n work train on
tlio Missouri Pacific was ditched about thrco
miles east of this place last night by tlio
rough track and rapid speed.
No lives lost.
Headmaster Clark immediately built n
temporary track around the overthrown engine -
gino und trains nro running ns usuul.
Hun Over by Hand Cars.
Exr.Tuii , Neb , , May 10. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Hcc.While the H. & M. steel gang
were returning from work to-night two of
the men fell from the first car nnd were run
over by two follnwiughniid curs. They were
Amputated the Member ,
HASTINGS , Neb. , Mny 10. [ Special tele
gram to TUB HEE.J J. II. Cowcnne , n H. &
M. switchman , had his loft hand caught be
tween the bumpers while coupling an engine
to n train this morning. It was crushed
badly and the arm was amputated ut the
wrist this afternoon.
The Overland Dinpaich Telephone.
JoiiNbTowx , Neb. , May 10. [ Special to
TUB HUB J The Overland Dispatch has com
pleted its telephone line to Norden , Nob. , and
in n few days wprk is to commence on the
extension to Spnngview , Neb. \ \ hen com
pleted the line will bo thirty live miles long.
A Mall niocUadc.
HOLTOKK , Colo. , May 10. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB HrB.l Hnilroad mail was put
on between Curtis nnd Sterling , Colo. , on
May 13 , and dn the same date the mail car
rier between Julcsburg nndHolyoke was dis
charged. Since then six sucks of mall matter
have accumulated at Julesburg and there it
is destined to stay. ThoJulesbuigpostmastor
cannot deputize anyone to carry ittoHolyoko
and is awaiting orders from the superintend
ent of mail service.
The M. 13 , Conference.
NEW Yoik. May JO At the Methodist
conference u motion carried which provided
that hereafter it shall jcqniro u two-thirds
vote for the election of bishops. A memorial
service , which was conducted by Hibhop
Howman , then took place und inemoiialad-
iticssei , were made by munvaf those present.
The sm-itcb of ibo day dosed with the bene
HUNG TIIK OM ) MAN IN KK1'1G\ .
IntciiHo Interest In the Inwn Stnto
DcsMoiXRS , In. , May 10. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE. ] Thcro Is considerable
cxcltmcnt in lown City over the Investiga
tion by the Joint committee of the legislature
of the affairs of the state university. It Is
claimed by friends of Prof. S. N. Fellows
and Prof. Leonard that they were deposed
by the regents bccauso of their activity In
enforcing prohibition. The citizens have
very gcnrrnlly taken sides mm the students
hnvo nlso been making quite n row in the
quiet university town.
Last night Prof. Fellows was hanged In
cftlgy ontho university campus Karly thli
morning n figure stuffed with straw was
discovered hanging to n largo tree on which
was nttuuhcd n placard bearing the follow-
md inscription ! "Stove , His X Mark. " The
mark referred to was a llfe-liko rep
resentation of n whisky bottle. On the
reverse side was the word "noodles , " the
college name for the professor. The discov
ery created grcnt excitement , nnd hundreds
of people , including Prof. Follows nnd the
investigating committee , were spectators.
Opinions nro divided ns to whether it was
the worlc of students or of citizens.
This is the second day of the university In
vestigation and Interest in the session is be
ginning oto deepen. Prof. Henrlehs was
present ns u spectator : nlso ox-Governor
ICIrkwood. Prof. Fellows went on the
stand nnd occupied all the morning with Ins
testlmdnv. Ho took up the first few counts
of his Infonnnt'on ' , chnrg'ng his removal , with
that of Prof. Leonard , to anti-prohibition In
Judge Shiran IlpinnnilH the Cases.
Sioux CITV , In. , May 10. [ Spcc'ial Tele
gram to Tin : Hnc. ] Judge Shlras , of the
United States district court , upon opening
his term of court to-day , announced nn im
portant decision in the Sioux City brewery
cases. The question was on the transfer of
the cases from the stnto to the federal courts.
The cases were brought under the state law
to abate the breweries ns nuisances. In re
manding the rases Judge Shlras said : "I
have always held that a federal court cannot
take original Jurisdiction of any of the cases
arising under the prohibitory laws , for the
reason that they nro qunst-crimlnnl in their
relation to the police power of the state ;
that shbuld tlio federal court take
original Jurisdiction of these cases it
would bo compelled to enforce the
police regulations of the stnto. The cases
should bo tried In the state courts , and when
n decision is reached in the supreme court of
the stuto the federal question , if any , stripped
of ftll other questions , may bo taken to the
supreme court of the United States to de
termine colely the federal question. This
leaves thostate courts and the judicial ma
chinery of the state the enforcement of its
prohibitory nnd police regulations. All this
class of cases , whether a federal question is
involved or not , must make their Journey to
the supreme court of the United States by
the way of the supreme couit of the state , so
that when the decision of the supreme court
is given the enforcement will still bo left
with the courts of the state. "
Meeting of Iowa Medics.
Dns Moi.vcs , la. , May 10. [ Special Tele-
pram to Tun BEB , ] The sixth annual ses
sion of the Iowa State Medical society was
held hero to-day. Ths ofllcors were repre
sented by President J. C. Hinsoy , of Ottum-
wa ; Secretary S. S. Lytle , of lown City , itnd
Treasurer G. K. Skinner , of Cedar Rapids.
The chairmen of the leading committees as
announced nro as follows : Arrangements ,
M. Emmett , Atlantic ; publications , Will
Watson , Dubuqne : Ethics , A. W. McClure ,
Mt. Pleasant ; revision of the constitution ,
H. A. Oilman. Mt. Pleasant. The president
of the association , Dr. Hinscy , read the an-
nunl address , which was followed by the
meeting of the section on medicine in which
seveinl papers on technical topics were read
by Drs. Fuirchild , A. Kichmond , Jno. F.
Jenkins , J. F. Wills , D. S. W. Lithy and J.
H. Urann. This evening the session is de
voted to muteria incdica , witli a ropoit by
the chairman of the section , Dr. C. M. Hnb-
by , and n special panelby Dr. Hoboit Mc-
Nutt. About 150 physicians are now in ut-
The Worknien'ri Grand I oilgc.
DL'IIUCJUB , la. , May 10. ( Special Telegram
to Tin : 13ci : . ' | To-day's hcsslon of theA.O.
U. W. grand lodge was devotea to discussing
the report of tlio committee on revision of
the laws. The grand guide nnd grand watch
man will hereafter bo appointed by the grand
master workman. The bond of the hitter is
increased to ? . ' 0OCO. , The deputy district
grana masters nro inado appointive by tlio
grand master workman instead of elective ns
heretofore. They will bo paid a salary , mileage -
ago and per dlcin. and each must lurniih n
bond of 610,000. Notices of assessments are
hereafter to bo nindo by the grand lodge.
The extent to which n member may bo in ar
rears without losiiiKhis right to bo reinstated
without renomination is extended to four
_ _ _ _ _
Iowa KplKCOpnlian Convention.
nDAVBNi-oiiT , la. , MayJlO. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BBB. ] At the opening of the
convention for the Episcopal diocese of Iowa
to-day , Uov. A. C. Stetson was elected secre
tary for the thirteenth time. The report
from the several educational institutions In
thejdiocese Grlswold collego.St.ICatherino's
hall and Kempcr hall showed those Institu
tions to bo In a nourishingcondition. . G. S.
Copeland , of Diivcnpoit , was elected register
of the diocese for the term of three years.
The degree of S T. D. was con f cried on Uov.
A. C. Stetson , of Grihwold college , and the
Uov. Charles L. Hutehins , secretary ot the
general convention of the American church.
DAVENPORT , In. , May 10 , [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Hii : : . ] Tlio board of missions
of the United Presbyterian church of the
United States met hero to-day with dele
gates present from sixty different presbyter
ies in Kansas , Missouri , Pennsylvania New-
York , Iowa , Illinois , Ohio , Kentucky , Ver
mont , Massachusetts , Nebraska , Wisconsin ,
Indiana , California , Michigan nnd Tennes
see. The board will bo In hession until Sun
day. They have in charge the distribution
of'fundso to thu difleient churches that uro
assistedthoreby nnd the appointment of
clergymen to vacant pastorates.
Supreme Court Deolslonfj.
Dns MOISTS , la. , May 10 [ Special Tele
gram to THE Hnc.l The supreme court
filed the following decisions hero to-day :
Perry Smith nnd others vs. James &
Haverstock , appellants , Poltowuttainlo dis
trict , action to set nsldo the will of Jacob
Smith on account of mental incapacity ,
undue influence und fraud. The case was
tried without a Jury und the will admitted to
probate. A demurrer to the answer was sus
tained and the defendant's appeal revet pod.
O. P. Worsley , administrator , vs the Hur-
lington Insurance company , appellant , Mont
gomery district. Uoverscd.
James A. Guest , appellant , vs Burlington
Opera House company , DCS Moincs , district ,
Charles H Phelps , judge. Heversed.
W. E Galpiu vs H. H. Guluin , appellant ,
Davis district , Charles D. Leggctt , judge.
A Mail Clerk
MASON CITV , la. , May 10. [ Special Tele
gram to THE HEB.l Lee E. Cole , of Hurling-
ton , has resigned as chief clerk of the mail
service of the Sixth division , and Walter E.
Hutlcr , of West Union , one of the prominent
democrats of the btato , has received thu ap
The riood at a Stand.
MUBCATI.SI : , la. , May 1C. Contrary to ex
pectations , tlio river- continued to liso last
night , rubing a total of three quaitcrbfof an
Inch during the past twenty-four hours. The
water is now nt a stand. No damage has
been done hero.
TI3XAS * BIO CA1MTOU
Dedication of the Magnificent Struc
ture at Austin ,
AUSTIN , Tex. , Mny 10. To-day the mag
nificent now state cnpltol building wnn for-
tnnlly dedicated. The military and civic
demonstration In honor of the event has
never before been equalled In the state. At
the foot of Capitol Hill Governor Uoss , Gen
eral Stanley and General Mexin , of Mexico ,
in the presence of over twenty thousand
persons reviewed the parade. The column
was nearly n mlle long. Governor Uoss
opened the dedication ceremony with n brief
nddrcss. Among the most notable guests
were Henrique Mcxia , of Mexico , with a
brilliant stnff especially delegated to repre
sent President Diaz and the republic of
Mexico ; General Snnto Hticnn Vldas , repre
senting the governor of Netivo Leon ; John
V. Fnnvcll and Colonel Abncr Taylor , at
Chicago , representing the syndicate who
built the cnpltol. Judge Alexander W.
Terrill. of Austin , welcomed the guests to
the dedication. Ho was followed by Colonel
Abner Taylor , who spoke in behalf of him
self and the gentlemen associated with him
in the construction of the cnpltol. The ad
dress accepting the building on behalf of
the stnto was by Hon , Temple Houston.
son of Sam Houston. At the conclusion of
the speaking the Masonic grand ledge of
Texas formally dedicated the building.
The new caj itol Is next in size to the na
tional cnpitol at Washington nnd stands on a
commanding elevation In the center of the
city. It is built entirely of red Texas gran
ite. Its style of architecture closely resem
bles the national cnpltol. Its length is 505
feet , width 287 feet , height Jill feet.
Host on 1 , Chicngo 2.
Cnic\no , May 10. The game between
Chicngo and Uoslon to-day resulted as fol
Chicago . 0 * 'J
Boston . 0 00010000-1
Pitchers Huldwin and Hndbourne. Huso
hits Chicago , Boston 0. Errors Chicago
cage 7 , Boston 5. Umpire Lynch.
IMttshurg 7 , Ts'cw York 1.
PiTTRiirnn , May 10. Tlio game between
New York and Pittsburg to-day resulted as
Pittsburg . 0 02400000 0
Now York . 0 1
Pitchers Morris and Welch. Huso hits
Pittsburg 0 , New York G. Errors Pitts
burg ) , NcwYorkO. Umpire Valentino.
Indianapolis , Philadelphia 2.
INDIAN vroi.ts , May 10. The game between
Philadelphia and Indianapolis to-day resulted
as follows :
Indianapolis . 3 0000001 * -I
Philadelphia. . . . 0 1 0100000 a
Pitchers Hoylo and Casey. Haso hits
Indianapolis 4 , Philadelphia 4. Errors In
dianapolis - ' , Philadelphia G. Umpire-
Detroit 2 , WnHhingtoii O.
DBTIIOIT , May 10. The game between
Washington nnd Detroit to-day resulted as
Detroit . , .0 00000003 2
Washington . 0 0
Pitchers Conway nnd Gllmoro. Husohits
Detroit 7 , Washington 0. Errors De
troit 1 , Washington 2. Umpire Daniels.
Cincinnati n. Ijoulnvlllc .t.
CivciN'x.m , Mny 10 The game to-day be
tween Cincinnati and Louisville resulted as
Cincinnati . 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 2 * 5
Louisville . 1 02000000 3
St. Iiouls 7 , KaiiHnH City O.
ST. Loui , May 10. Tlio game between
Kansas City and St. Louis to-day resulted as
St. Louis . 0 05000200 7
Kansas City..O OOOOOOUO 0
Cleveland 1) , llrooklyn 12.
Ct.BVEHvn , May 10. Tlio game between
Cleveland ami Brooklyn to-day resulted as
Cleveland . 3 0
Brooklyn . 2 G 0 0 1 1 3 0 * 13
Baltimore , Athletics O.
BAWIMOIIE , May 10. The game between
the Athletics nnd Hatlmoro to-day resulted
as follows :
Baltimore . 2 010 4
Athletics . 0 01022 22 * 0
Denver 18 , Iienvcnwortli O.
DBXVBK , May 10. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : BBE.J Lcnvcnwortli lost the game
to-day through poor Holding nnd costly errors
of the infield. The playing of the home
team was excellent , especially at the bat.
Six hundred people witnessed the game. The
Denver . 3 0370031 2-1S
Leaven worth . . .0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 U
Errors Denver 5 , Leavenworth 8. Btibo
hits1 Denver 14 , Lciivenworth I ) . Earned
luns Denver 3 , Leaven worth 3. Batteries
/Coigler and Cullender , Murphy and Curran.
DCS MolncN 18 , Lincoln 5.
LINCOLN , Nob. , May 10 [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Hun. 1 The Des Moines West
ern association club and the Lincoln West
ern league club playcit un exhibition game in
this city to-day. The weather was cold und
the homo club clearly outmatched , but the
game was not without interesting features
to the 500 spectators , The xcoro oy innings :
Lincoln . 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 5
DCS Moines . 0 * 18
Earned runs -Des Moines 0. Huso hits-
Lincoln 11 , Des Monies ] | . Two base hits
Qulnii , Van Dyke , Moore , .Mus&oy. Three
base hits Quiiin , Maecullar Wulls Bases
mi balls Wells : . Struck out Hv Wells 4.
Base on balk -Wells 1. Passed balls Frick
2. Hit by ball Lincoln 1. Krroi& Lincoln
4. Umpiio Humby.
Iliimlmltlt After Fast Horses.
HUMIIOI.DT. Neb. , May 10 [ Special to TUB
BEE ] The Humboldt diivmg park associa
tion huvo made arrangements for n meeting
of fast horses in Juno , Already over $1,001) )
has been subscribed and the outlook is fav
orable , that there will bo several noted
horses present from abroad. The association
has the best truck in the state , Omaha not
cxcepted , and they are busy putting thu
groundb in excellent fllmpo that all visitors
may have ample accommodations ,
For Nebraska : Warmer , local rains , fresh
to bribk to boutheaitcrly winds.
For Iowa : Slightly warmer , fair weather
followed by local winds , becoming light to
fresh southeasterly ,
For Dakota : Warmer , followed by cooler ,
fair weather , preceded by local rams , winds
becoming light to fiesh southeasterly.
ST. Louis , Muy 10. The republican state
convention assembled at Kcdalin , Mo , this
morning ut 9 o'clock and shortly after iioml-
nated by acclamation Elbert E. Klmball.
commander of the department of Missouri
G. A. U. of Nevada , Mo , for governor.
A NonraHku Failure.
OOAI.LAI.A , May 10. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. ] W. H. Wood & Co. have disposed
of their btock of gioucrics and hard ware to
the Keith county bunk. The bill of bale uus
Hied yesterday ,
WRECK ON THE RIO GRANDE ,
Narrow Escape From Donth oC an
Entire Train Load.
CARS CRUSHED INTO ATOMS.
A AVIdc Hitch Alone I'rcvcntfl n FonH
fill Plunge Into n Illvcr Sixty
Feet Ilolwv Those Who
A Close Call.
u.E , Colo. , Mny 10. Special Tele *
pram to Tin : UEn.J A special to the Her-
aid-Democrat from Salidii soys : The regu
lar night express for Lcadvillo on the Rio
Grande , which left Denver last evening nt
o'clock , was held nt Carson City until 8
o'clock this morning on account of the wreck
of n freight twelve mile1) below Salldo. The
delayed train stopped nt Salldu n few nun-
utos for lunch , and pulled out nt10:33 : for
Lcadvlllc. At n point n quarter of a mile
north of Hrown's Canon station "thcro is a
long , sweeping curve , possibly of twelve )
degrees , nnd ns the train was cntcrJ
ing upon the curve , running nt a speed of
thirty miles an hour , the express nnd baggage
car left the track and was dashed to pieces
instantly on n mass of rocks to tlio right ,
The smoking car following Was thrown1
across the track nnd partially into a largo
ditch on the other side. The next car , tho'
regular day conch , turned completely over
into the ditch , running full of water , ns was
also tbo Glonwood nnd Aspen sleeper , con
necting with It. The rear car was a special
sleeper eharto'-ed by the Lcadvillo republican
delegation to tbo Pueblo convention. This
was badly shaken up nnd left the rails , but
did not turn over.
There was no one in the express car except
Messenger . 1. F. Wulfcrsbcrgcr , who went
down with the car and was completely cov-
crcd with debris. He was soon -rescued by -t <
the passengers. Ho has sustained , it is
feared , serious internal injuries , n sovcru
gash over tlio lef teyo and In the left cheek.
There were but few passengers in the
smoking car or the day coach. . The forward
sleeper was filled with Glonwood und Aspen
people , prominent among these being the
delegates to the convention , Bomo with their
wives. A railroad man named Urial Van
Vaulkenberg in the day coach was thrown
beneath the car and hau his left foot crushed
to a Jelly tin A was otherwise Injured. | A man
named McSmltb , of Denver , sustained severe
cuts on the head , but not serious.
There were several ladles and ono or two
children in the Aspen coach. They , with
others , were thrown into the ditch , but all
escaped without serious injuries.
The injured are : J. C. Haekstaff , Denver.
rignt ankle broken und both hands badly cut
and burned ; J. W. Baincslatcr , wife and
child , all painfully but not seriously injured ;
n lady in delicate condition , badly injured and
fatal results feared.
No one except those named sustained other
than slight Injuries , except Hrakeman Mo-
Fadueu , whoso legs are bruised.
Father Gleunon , of Salida , was hurt In the
left chest , but it is thought not seriously.
Within thirty minutes a relief train came
up from Salida wlih surgeons who cave
prompt attention to the injured. Dr. O'Con-
ncr says Van Valkenbcrg will lose his left
foot and the express messenger probably his
left eye. All consider the escape from in
stant death miraculous.
When the relief train reached this point
it was discovered that others had been inor
or less injured. These included Mrs.
George , Aspen , face cut ; O. 1C Gaymon ,
Dillon , loft foot and leg badly injured ; C. E.
Mull , Green Castle , Ind. , left ankle sprained ,
and feet badly cut and bruised.
A number of passenuers had their clothing -
ing more or less burneu from the contents
of the stove overturning before the peonlo
could bo cot out. An alarm of lire was
raised and this excitement , added to the
shrieks of the women and children , inado
up a secno of terror indescribable.
The theory of the accident is that the
baggage car was too heavily loaded at the
rear end , the inequality tin owing the front
trucks from the tracks as soon as they had
struck the sharp curve. The baggage cat-
was hurled so far from the track
that the train pasted. Its entire length
bcvond it bclore the other cars began to
take their erratic tumble to the right nnd
left. To the right was a field of great rocks ,
some weighing a hundred tons. Directly to
the left was a ditch twelve feet wide through
which water was coursing and Into which
some of the coaches were overturned. The
presence of this ditch nlono prevented
the cai s from being dashed down the steep
declivity into the mad river sixty feet below.
KrccUel'H Health Falling.
ST Jo iri : ! , Mo , May 10. [ Special Tclo-
gram to Tim HII : : . ] Judge Arnold ICrecknl
arrived in this city to-day and opened the
United Stntcs district court. Judge ICrcckol
has been Buffering severely with kidney dlR.
case , mid stated that unless ills health im
proved between now ana the end of the ICnn
sas City term of com t ho would resign. "I
enloy meeting new faces and forming now
acquaintances , " Mild the Judge , "but the
nay my distiict is now divided miikes it too
gieat a tax on my strength. "
A Good Veiling Mini Wont Wrong.
Sr. .IOMNI , Mo. , May 10. [ Special Tclo-
pram to Tin : Hn ; . ] Kd Howen , the mail ear.
rjer who stolen registered letter about two
months ago , pleaded guilty to the charge In
the United States court and was sentenced to
eighteen months in the penitentiary. Howen
was the so In support of a widoxvcd mother
and two nistcis , and prior to the theft had
borne an excellent reputation. His family is
well connected in this elty ,
HaptlMH Having n Meeting ,
WABIIIVOTON' , May 10. The hccond of the
( cries of Baptist conventions was hold hereto
to day in the Interest of the rstablisluncht of
a general Haptist educational society. A
constitution was presented for ndoption by
the convention und u resolution favoring
tlm establishment ol the society. A number
of Inteicsilng ndd icRses were delivered in
suppoit of the resolution ,
All ICdiinllyillty. \ .
WiNNirrn , Man. , May HI. In the proj
vlnowl legislature Norquay moved for n royal
commission to investigate tlio clmrpes
against him , but the government refused his
request nnd has can led an amendment to
have Norquay , Hunows and Larivcro cjc
nmmcd together , tlio pi cinlcr declaring them
all equally guilty.
The Hlver Stationary at Kpokuk.
Khouuii , la. , May 10. The Mississippi is
about stationary tills evening. No further
dntnuga is reported in this locality. The
water continues its encroachments on th
bottom lands. Hallway lines are seriously
inconvenienced nnd will bo great biifferers
by the flood because of the damage to tracks
Doctors In Convention.
HJ.OOMINOTOS , 111. , May 10. The annual
convention of the national college of phjsco
rned ical physicians of thu United States is
holding u three dujs' Bosslon hero. To-day
M. C. Keith.of Minneapoliswas elected pivsU
dent ; A. W. Kwhor , sucietary , und A. ! ' .
Klliott , trcasuiur.
Will Sufndlo No More.
NiW : YUIIK , May --Harry Benson , the
Patti ticket MUii'ltcr , awaiting oMrtilltlou
to Mexico , tvi-nlgtit comrUtei ( tu'oldo av tin
Lndlow fctwt JAI'J by jon-plnt'frc'i ; Uo sixv
L/r.d Her-to I'.iii K''uuuJ. '
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