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THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
Short Biographical Skotchoa of the
THE SENATORIAL SELECTIONS.
County Attorney and County Com-
inlsNlonor Careers or the Nine
Men Nominated For tlio
Hnacall , who heads the scnatorhil
delegation , Is fifty-seven years old and a
native of Krlo county , New York. Ho Is n
lawyer by profession , uud was admitted to
the b.ir In Buffalo In 185 > . Ills father was a
prominent democratic politician , and Has-
call , who was an ontcnao pro-shivery parti
san , joined the Missouri border runians , and
with them Invaded Kansas during the exclt-
inff period of the Kansas-Nebraska border
agitation. Ho was olceted a member of the
Ltconiplor constitutional convention , which
. .submitted a constitution to the people of
Kansas , establishing and perpetuating
slavery in that state. At the outbreak of the
war lie became involved in dtfllcultios with the
loyal unionism of Kansas and took retuifo In
Missouri. Thence ho went on the trail to
the mountains , locating in Idaho. In 1SG4 ho
wont to California , thence returning by
iWator to Now York. In March , IS05 , ho took
up Ills residence in Ouialiu , and at the In
stance of disunlonlst democrats ho was ap
pointed probate Judge by the democratic
county commissioners. In ISiili ho was
elected on the democratic ticket to the terri
torial council , and upbnktho admission of Ne
braska into the union' In 1S07. ho repudiated
Uho . ' party , who * oEuutcd him and cariio
Over to Iho republicans. In 18i3 (
ho drifted uwuy to the mountains of
Wyoming , where he caraoin conflict
with the vigilantes and othur lawless people
who were disturbed over his peculiar method
of living , and requested his absence from
that section. Ho then abruptly returned to
Omaha , and located here permanently. In
1871 lie was again a member of the state
senate , and during a brief period of one
week acted as governor. In 1S70 ho was
elected councilman from tlio Second ward ,
but was defeated for ro-elcctlon in 1S31. In
1833 ho was candidate for mayor and again
defeated by nearly two thousand votes.
Two years later ho was again elected Sccoud
ward councilmnn , and ut the end of the term
retired for want of support. In 1837 ho was
Icctcd councilman at largo , which position
he will hold until the end of 1SSO.
E rn P. Savage , candidate for the senate ,
I Is an Indinnlan , and came west in IS4'J. Ho
f worked on a farm In Iowa from the time he
was ROVCII years old until tlio breaking out of
the \vnr , when ho wont to the front. He en
listed In the Second Iowa cavalry , and
through an accident was early Incapacitated
for hard service. However , ho remained in
the service throughout the rebellion , at the
close of which ho took up the study of law.
Dut the pursuit of Block raising and farming
suited him best and he resumed it. Ho rep
resented the Fiftieth district in the legisla
ture which elected Senator Mander.son , but
five years atro moved to South Omaha , where
ho has since engaged In the stock commission
business , and still runs his farm In the in
terior of the stnto.
John H. Erck , candidate for the state sen
ate , was born in Osnaboucsk , of historical
memory , In Germany , in the year 1843.
Twenty years ago lie came to Omaha. The
place was then in Its swaddling clothes , and
as Mr. Erck has resided hero uninterrupt
edly ever since , it might bo safely said that
ho has crown up with the city , shared In all
her vicinsltudes , her ups anil downs , her
hurduhips and privations , until through all
her struggles , she has reached u condition of
prosperity and IniportancD. Mr. Erck's
career has been marked in his indomitable
zeal in the growth of Omaha , and by the
progressive spirit and enterprise that
has always marked his undertakings.
As evidence of thin are the many
handsome and Imposing buildings which line
the city's broad thoroughfares , and the con
tinued signs of thrift , of Improvement and
increasing prosperity that ere everywhere
visible. His labors have not been without
their harvest , as to-dpy the gentleman tlnds
himself so situated as to enable him to enjoy
. in peace and repose the fruits of an active
and useful hfo.
Will P. Gurloy , candidate for county attor
ney , was burn In Davenport , In. , in IblSl. His
father , William P. , Sr. , was a man of no or
dinary prominence ) in his day. for seven
years ho was United States district attorney ,
und afterward United States consul at Quo-
bee , where ho removed with his family , and
thence to Philadelphia. Will Gurloy was
educated at Hraitloboro , Vt. , and after urad-
uatlng wont to Washington , U. O , uud en
tered a law oftlce as a student. In ISSlf ho
was admitted to the bar. Cubsebucnt to this
he was with Soimtor Mandorson for one year
an his private secretary. Ho cnmo to Omaha
and continued his law studios with Attor
neys ThursUm & Hall. Six years ago ho was
appointed cleric of tbo county judge , und u
year ago was appointed assistant county at
torney , in whk'h position ho still ofllcmtos.
Mr. Hurley personally is very popular ; ho
has always been'a staunch and active repub
lican , and has boon untiring in his efforts to
further the cause of his party during his
residence in Omaha.
f Gustavo Andreen , candidate for county
commissioner , was born in Sweden , near the
town or Toreboda , In 1U15. After ncourso
in the common schools ho served an appren
ticeship us a machinist. His iirst position of
Importance- that of ustcamboat engineer ,
but subsequently ho served as a government
railroad engineer. IJolntf u robust young
man , with u heart full of ambition nud ad-
Ycnturousspirit , ho finally determined tosoo
mofo of the world. Accordingly ho resigned
his position and came to Anuiriea , with the
intention , however , of returning to his native
land iigain , where , ho was assured , his posi
tion in Hue umploy of the Swedish govern
ment would bo held open to him. In HtiU
Mr. Andreen lar.ded in Boston and
ho soon found employment in Uamuion's safe
works. Prom Hoston Audrcen wont to Man
chester , N. H. There ho secured the position
of a ivjjular , machinist in J Hood's locomotive
works , but after n year's service gave It up
and C.U110 west , stopping at Chicago , whnro
he readily fo'ad employment as foreman in
JlarrW safe factory. Alter saving some
money Uo mlsrated still farther wnst. Ills
llrst foothold In Nebraska was at Tnlcatnali ,
where ko opcucd a blacksmith and repair
shop , but the place was too small for him and
after a short residence there he hired u team ,
loaded up his tools and other worldly
possessions and came to the city of Omaha.
Ho branched out into the sate business , llrst
upon a small scale , of course , but with the
growing tow'n his business accumulated and
he prospered accordingly , until to-day ho
ha controls an establishment which em
ploys from thlrty-llvo to forty hands. Mr.
Amlroon has done many of tlio big jobs for
the leading banks of the city , and the gen
eral iron work of many of the largest build
ings. Mr. Androen , within a few years , has
done much In behalf of the cityVcommorcial
and industrial interests. Ho is a man of
strict integrity , honorable and upright in all
Daniel Condon , candidate for the house , Is
an Irishman , fifty years of ago. Ho has resided -
sided in South Omaha about two years ,
where ho does n contracting business. He
formerly lived in Pliitto county , to which
locality he emigrated twenty years ago. Ho
stands well In the communities whore ho Is
best known , and will develop considcraolo
strength in South Omaha.
Henry D. Estabrook U n son of General
Experience Kstnbrook , and he came from
Aldi-n , N. Y. He studied law in St. Louis ,
his degree being conferred uK | > n him In 187(1. (
Ho went there from this city. Hoturning , he
took an olllco with W. .f. Council , who was
then district attorney. Later ho went into
partnership with Ulchard S. Hall , nncl is now
senior member of a law llrm. Ho was born
a democrat , but has been an outspoken , vig
orous exponent of republicanism ever since
ho was able to form a political opinion of his
William Mullmll , candidate for the house ,
Is a native of Ireland. His parents emi
grated to this country when ho was very
young. Mr. Mullhall went through the war
of the rebellion as n member of the second
Ohio cavalry , and In 1807 came to Omaha.
Par nearly llf teen years he was employed in
the blacksmith shops of the Union Pacific
company , where he made many warm friends
among his follow workmen. Mr. Mulhull
was frugal , saving and Industrious and ac
cumulated considerable property. Ho Is now
jointly employed bv the Hoagland and Gray
lumber firms , as their night overseer , nnd
his faithful and eflicicnt service has won him
life high esteem of his employers. Mr. Mul
hull is u champion of the workingman , und as
a stump speaker is gifted with much origin
ality and no Httlo eloquence.
Another candidate for the legislature Is
that young Irish-American , George M.
O'Urien , Jr. Ho halls from Munroe , Green
county , Wisconsin , January 15 , KM. Ho
came to Omaha during the latter dayjs of the
war , a boy of twelve , and began life in his
own behalf as a newsboy. In this way ho
paid for his preliminary schooling , mostly
acquired at nights. Ho entered the Pacille
street school when It opened , and graduated
with first honors , being one of the tirst
graduates of the graded school system in this
city or county. Ho entered the high school
nnd received the finishing touches of his
scholastic course here. During the mem
orable Sioux war ho was with his father's
regiment at the front. After this he resided
in Dubiumo for a while , returning to
Omaha in 181MJ. Prom the telegraph ser
vice ho was promoted to the position
of train dispatcher for the Union Pacific.
Later ho was engaged In the public works
building , mainly upon the chief lines of the
city's sewerage. As a representative of u
syndicate of contractors , ho wont to New
Mexico , to negotiate for the construction and
equipment of twenty milesnf railway through
that territory. Prom 18S1 to 18S3 ho was In
the Western Union telegraph service nnd
was distinguished for his thoroughness and
skill , lu the latter part of 18& < ho found
himself in San Pranqisco , nnd from here
shipped us freight glork for the Pacific Mall
Steamship company running to China. He-
fore sailing , however , ho was offered the po
sition of North Pacille coast agent of the
Associated press at Seattle , W. T. , which ho
accepted. While thus engaged ho took
up the study of law , and was ad
mitted to practice before the supreme
court. Ho was called to Omaha by u fatal
illness of his father , uftor which bereave
ment he took up his residence hero again
and entered uiwn the practice of law , and
being eminently successful , has continued
until the present day. He Is u clover , genial ,
Intelligent gentleman , und a member of the
Knights of Labor.
H. S. Merlin , u candidate for the legis
lature , was born of good old German parent
age , at Pittsburg , Pa. , In 1S37. His early
life , in fact until the year 1SSO , was spent * ,
upon n farm , and "Dick , " as lie is familiarly
called , Is well acquainted with hard work.
In the year above mentioned ho came to this
city and took a minor position in
the employ of the Union Pa
cific Railroad company , and by unremitting
Industry and application to his duties ,
worked up to the responsible position of
freight claim agent. This ho resigned in
1880 to go into the real estate business for
himself. Ho worked hard , not only for him
self but in the interests of the city of his
adoption , where all his worldly Interests are
centered. Most of Mr. Merlin's education
was self-acquired the tutelage that counts
most in the battle of life. Hn entered Uath-
bun's business college nnd graduated' there
from. During his farm hfo lie tilled all the
position ! ! of trust within the gift of his
friends' and neighbors. Ho was assessor.
Justice of the peace , postmaster , treasurer of
the school district and a director of the
Mr. UorlinTias been an active republican
for years , und is socially very popular.
Morris Morrison is n native of Denmark ,
and was born In the year 1841. About twonty-
two years ago ho came to Omaha , and for a
period of ton years was an ofiicer in the
United States mall service. Ho is of an u
grcsslvo and etiorgctlo nature , and has bcn
closely connected with this city In its various
stages of retrogression and progression.
He is a prominent member of theorderof the
Knights of Pythias. As n member of the
board of education he is active und vigorous.
Christian Spochi was born In Hanover ,
Germany , in 1817. Ho came to the United
States in 1S05 and found employment In a
coi-nico factory Jn Cincinnati. Ho learned
the trudo of cornice maker and In 1SSO came
to Omaha , having' short tlmo previously sup
erintended foraeornloonmkorof Chicago , the
erection of the Iron sheds to thy transfer In
Council Bluffs. In August of ISsO ho opened
cornice works In this city , commencing with
two men. Since that tlmo his factory has In
creased In slzo and his business has so in
creased that ut times ho has given employ
ment to as many m eighty men. He gives
steady employment to at least forty mou , and
ha has taut number on hU pay roll. Ho is a
member of the hoard of trade und was a di
rector of that body when , In lbS4 , It decided
upon the erection of the present chamber of
commerce. Ho U a member of the Knights
of Labor , the Knights of Pythias and a mem
ber of Cavalry comruamli'ry , Knights Temp-
Ur. Ho has been a merabsr of the board1 of
education , is u targe property holder and ei-
tlmnted to bo worth between $50,000 and
$ ,11 t.OOO.
P. J , Williams , candidate for the house , Is
a native of Savannah , Ga , , where he was
born in 1831. His parents wore slaves and of
cour.se his educational facilities wore cir
cumscribed. When a lad ho ofllclatcd about
his master's household In the capacity of
messenger and irpneral errand boy , but
finally acted as his owner's personal valet.
What education he secured in early life was
simply derived from association with his
master's friends and family. In ISO. ! , on the
arrival of the union army at Georgia's capi
tal , young Williams became enthused with
patriotic feelings for the old flag and ho fol
lowed the soldiers away in the capacity of
porter for Major Kosemiouscn , of ono of the
Illinois regiments. During the latter part of
that year , the major , being favorably Im
pressed with young Williams' brightness and
aptitude to learn , sent him north to Ciiicago.
Hero ho resided for a period of ten years ,
when he came to Omaha and took a position
as foreman in the Omaha Shirt company's
laundry. Ho remained in this employ for
four years , and , having laid by the bulk of
his earnings , ho determined to go into busi
ness for himself , which ho did , opening the
laundry over which ho still presides.
Williams stands high among his acquaint
ances , ho is un honorable fellow , and during
his eventful career has picked up a valuable
fund of information on matters in general.
Elius Gllmore , candidate for the legisla
ture , was born \Vnstilngtou county , Penn
sylvania , March 0 , 1844. Ho enlisted in the
army when but nineteen , Joining the old
Hound Head regiment of the One Hundreth
Pennsylvania Infantry. Ho served with dis
tinguished credit for three years , casting his
llrst vote at the cannon's mouth during the
siege of Petersburg , for the martyred presi
dent , Abraham Lincoln. On retiring from
the service ho embarked in the
grocery business at Monogahola City ,
but was compelled to succumb under the
pressure of the great strike of 1877. Ho
then determined to start anew nnd in 1878
came to Nebraska , locating in Omaha. He
found employment as a carpenter upon Iler's
distillery , which was then in process of re
construction , and after that upon the Union
elevator. This trade ho followed for throe
years when he removed to a farm near Irv-
iugton , upon which he still resides.
The Slonona Republicans. ,
Wnmxo , la. , Oct. 27. [ Special to THE
BKK. ] The republicans of northwestern
Monona county held a grand demonstration
at this place last night under the joint aus
pices of the county central committee and
the Harrison and Morton club of Whiting.
The exercises begun at shortly after 7 o'clock
In the evening by a grand torchlight proces
sion , in which a vast multitude of republicans
took an active part. At about 8 o'clouk over
ono thousand people assembled at the opera
house to listen to an address by ox-Governor
Stone , of Des Moiues. The governor spoke
for over two hours and hold his audience
with the closest attention. Ho presented an
able analysis of the American tariff system ,
and ridiculed President Cleveland und many
of his presidential caprices. Ho also made
an eloquent appeal to the soldier voters ,
and said that ho had found them coming
over to General Harrison in large numbers.
The governor was accompanied by a special
glee club , who rendered a large number of
excellent campaign songs. The audience
was the most enthusiastic assemblage of the
kind ever seen in Whiting.
The Supreme Court.
DEB MOIXEI , la. , Oct. 27. [ Special Tele
gram to Trie BEE. ] The supreme court Hied
the following decisions to-day :
The State of Iowa vs W. S. Hall , appellant ;
PottawaUamio district ; aftlrmed.
Wolsey Welles ot at , appellants , vs Benson
Newson ; Webster district ; revcricd.
Adam Dyram , appellant , vs Polk county ;
Polk district ; reversed.
Lockhart & Harney vs Montgomery county ,
appellant ; Montgomery district ; aftlrmed.
Mary Scuooley et at , plaintiffs , vs The
Gtobo Insurance company et al , defendants ;
Monroe district ; dismissed.
l-'atnlltlcH at What Cheer.
WATI-.KI.OO , la. , Oct. 7. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BKK. ] Two fatal accidents oc-
cldcnts occurred at the What Cheer mines
yesterday. John Dixon , mine foreman , fell
120 feet aown a shaft and was dashed to
nieces. Mrs. Coy , sixty years old , while hold
ing n team for her son who was loading coal ,
was trampled to death by the animals , they
being frightened by a passing engine.
A BrnkcniAii Killed ,
MASON CiTr , la. , Oct. 27. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Hnn. ] Andrew C. Hogau , a
brakeman , was killed at Nora Junction to
day. Ho was found on the track , his head
entirely severed from his body.
The World's Serins Knils with A Far-
ST. LoOis , Oct. 'J7. The world's ' series bo-
twnen New York and St. Louis ended to
day , with a farcial game , which was a walk
over for the Urowns. Score :
St. Louis . 0 1050543 1 18
New York . 3 100000 21 7
Pitchers Chamberlain St. Louis , Hat-
field and Tltcomb for Now York. Haso hits
St. Louis 17. Now York IS. Krrors-St.
Louisa , New York 8. Umpire Gaffney.
Itroko the Uecord.
S\x Piaxcisco , Cal. , Oct. 'J7. At the Bay
District track to-day the Palo Alto colt
Sunoc. lowered the two-year-old record of
Uii.'OX , made by her last week , making ainilo
to-day in 2lb : ,
Now York. ' * HoiUtratlon.
NRW YoitK , Oct. 37. The total registra
tion In this city for the four days was
An Ambiguous Compliment.
Dotrolt Proo Proas ; She was nn amateur -
tour singer , and lining : culled on to sing
wlioro there was no iicooinpauiinunt , ut
once soured into the high notes , ending
with n ilotnl-semi-quivver tlmt shook the
windows nnd startled the professor.
"And do you often slntf without nn In
strument ? " lie naked , surprised.
"I do " she nnsworod
always , promptly.
"Wonderful I wonderful 1" ho ex-
chilmcd with enthusiasm , "but I believe -
liovo it is quite common for young ladies
tci sing now without any music. "
LOCAL POLITICAL MATTERS.
The Union Labor Party Holds a
NOMINATE A SEPARATE TICKET
With the Exception of Paxton For the
Senate anil Dick Merlin For
the House A Knichts of
Union Ijauor Convention.
The convention called by the union labor
party , and hold in the council chamber yes
terday afternoon , was 3 somewhat complex
affair. The wire-manipulating element of
both dominant parties was well represented ,
and before the convention assembled , Im
proved the opportunity of button-holeing
those present in the interest of their respec
tive constituency. When the body formally
assembled but twelve representatives of the
element fathering the call were present.
At 2:30 : o'clock Allen Uoot called the meet
ing to order. In addressing the nudleuco ho
said : ' 'Wo are hero for the purpose of tran
sacting business of importance , not only to
the labor element , but to every tax-payer of
this country. IJoth the old parties have
placed a ticket In the Held that In the eyes of
every dccp-thlnklug citi/.cn , will not stand
questioning. They have been sending u class
of individuals to office that have squandered
our public resourcosifor purposes unknown ,
and uncalled for Our state taxes to
day run up to UgjAcool sum of $1,800,000.
annually , and upofl such an issue u trusted
guardian shouU&bfVaclccted to guide its dls-
bursal. As I h Vp.Statcd , both parties have
some good ) mea-laihe tlold in this county ,
and also men -3 St3ro , as laborers , do not
want. For thtt rtjason wo meo.cctp-day to
remedy the biurtde/Aiptliqth. ' ; j . , - i
On liSllqn of. iPrHe&ceVtne chairman
was made permanollf'prdalaing officer. O. P.
Hedge was chosott secretary. A discussion
arose at this point regarding the object of the
meeting. Those who had come purposely to
further political schemes wore treated to a
sad rebuff by the chair announcing that all
who desired to participate in the deliberations
of the convention must sign the national
platform and a pledge to support the entire
labor ticket. Tills led to nn inquiry concern
ing who the nominees on the national and
state ticket were , but none of those present
could enlighten the inquisitor us regards
On motion , the chair * appointed Messrs.
Driglmm , Holland and Ebersold n committee
to draft resolutions. The committee reported
as follows :
We , the union labor party of Douglas
county , Nebraska , endorse the national union
labor party platform adopted at Cincinnati
May 2-J , 1833 , and its candidates , Senator A.
J. Strecter' . of Illinois , for president , nnd C.
K. Cunningham , of Arkansas , for vice presi
dent ; and the Nebraska Union labor party
platform adopted at Hastings September 4 ,
1888. And further declare that wo demand
the government shall issue all money or cir
culating , medium direct to the people and
make it a full legal tender.
That corporations are public Institutions
and uro amenable to the law and should bo
compelled.to serve- all persons equally and
alike and receive only a fair compensation
for services computed on the services per
formed , and yielding a fair compensation for
the capital actually invested.
We demand immediate payment of the 4 %
per cent bonds and declare them now paya
ble ut the option of the government , nnd de
nounce the hoarding of fOJO.000,000 govern
ment money in the treasury vaults und bank
We demand United States senators shall
bo elected by u direct vote of the people.
Wo protest ugainst all convict labor laws ,
and denounce the Importation into the state
of foreiirn Pinkertons and other paid police
to protect robbery and corporate greed.
We denounce blacklisting as a crime against
the natural rights of man.
The resolutions ns drafted were nuopted
without a dissenting voice. A question of the
ctiuir appointing a committee of seven to se
lect a ticket , and an adjournment being taken
until Tuesday , at which time the said com
mittee would rojtort , was brought before the
convention , but was voted down.
On motion of Samuel H. Urigham the con
vention proceeded to nominate a county
ticket , commencing with state senator.
John Holenbeck , of Millard precinct ; W.
A. Paxtou , of Omaha ; / . P. Hedges , of
Omaha , and . A. Hynoarsou , of South
Omaha , were named.
On motion of / . P. Hedges , John Holon-
beck was nominated by acclamation.
A motion to elect by acclamation W. A.
Paxton and 7 r Pi Hedges brought
the latter to his feel. He stated that bo did
not coiiK ) to tlm convention to endorse any
body previously nominated , and should such
bo done ho would , ileclitio to boa candidate ,
P. A. Uarrett. , vyliq moved the uomlnatisn
of Puxtou , dilated M the qualifications of his
candidate , and urged the convention to sup
port Paxton. Jhio jnatter resulted in the
separating of the'namcs and Z. P. Hcdg'o.s
was nominated by , acclamation. Again the
name of Paxton \ * pi-ought up by Hurrott ,
and again did Htf&jH 3tato tnut > uo would
not accept shoulul Paxton bo nominated ,
which , ho said , uraftiuiply an endorsement
of u previous action of a democratic convei-
Julius MeyerrwriVglvon the lloor , and In
behalf of Mr. Paxtqu ho stated that when
tbo labor oleuidji/wiulred contributions for
public demonstrations , or for other purposes ,
Puxton's pursoTvarralways opeu for u goodly
The question oftiomlnatlng by acclamation
W. A. Paxton for senator was then taken up
and was defeated by u vote of 7 to 5.
At this point a motion to poutpona the
nomination of senator until after the selec
tion of nine representatives prevailed.
The following were nominated for repre
sentatives by acclamation : J obort Couen ,
of Florence precinct ; Daniel Stevens , South
Omaha ; U. W. Miller , South Omaha : An
drew Mover , Omaha ; A. II. Miller , South
Omaha ; E. K. Overall , Omaha ; William
Hughes. South Omaha ; Oeorgo W. Teller ,
South Omaha. Eight being nominated by
acclamation and the convention being unable
to agree upon tbo ninth , a motion prevailed
to the effect that the remaining senator arid
representative be named by the executive
J. L. Ebersdl , of Florence precinct , was
nominated by acclamation for county com
missioner , ,
The oftlco of county attorney , nftor the
name of T , J. Mahouey was rejected uud that
Dress Goods , Dress Gooifs.
SPECIALTIES IN DRESS MATERIALS.
In plain and combination , will be displayed
in our windows this week at prices that
speak for themselves.
Each pattern marked in plain figures.
These goods are well worth investigating.
of C. J. Anderson voted down , was left for
the executive board to fill.
The following executive committee was
elected : Allen Hoot , C. W. Miller , 'A. P.
Hedges , A. L. Holland and P. A. llarrctt.
S. U. Urigtmm then moved tlmt
the vote on resting the appointment
of the remaining candidates for senntor'and
representative in the Hands of the execu
tive committee bo reconsidered ami that VV.
A. Paxton ( democratic candidate for sen
ator ) , and U. S. Herlin ( republican candi
date for representative ) , uo declared the
nominees. The motion prevailed.
After electing J. W. Edgcrton chairman of
the county committee the assemblage ad
journed. _ _ _ _
Knights of IJnbor lUnsH Meeting.
There will bo n mass meeting under the
auspices of the Knights of Labor at Motz's
hull , South Tenth street , Monday evening ,
October 2'J ' , ut 8 o'clock. Maurice L. Wheat ,
general lecturer of the Knights of Labor ,
will speak on the principles of that order.
Ho is one of the appointees of T. V. Pow-
derly , in accordance with the provisions of
the educational department of the Knights
of Labor. All branches of organized labor
are cordially invited to bo present , also the
public generally. Mr. Wheat Is an able
lecturer and from n long service in the cause
of labor , Is thoroughly familiar with the
subject iu all its relations to capital. We
bespeak for Mr. Wheat a most hearty re
ception by the working men and women of
Omaha , as well as the public generally.
In a special from Nebraska City to THE
I3KK some days ago , It was stated that S. II.
Calhouu , internal revenue collector for this
district , was fighting the nomination of J.
Sterling Morton for congress. In reply to
this , Mr. Calhoun forwards the following
In your issue of the 24th I notice a com
munication from your Nebraska City correspondent
pendent stating that I had opposed Mr.
Morton's candidacy for congress , and had dis
charged clerks und employes who had re
fused to aid in defeating him.
Whoever originated this statement is a liar.
I have done nothing to aid. Mr. Morton's can
vas , but I htwo donu nothing to oppose it. I
have lot him and his canvas entirely alone ,
and no employe or clerk in my office has
been discharged for any cause whatever for
more than six uionthhs last past. Very re
spectfully , S. H. CAUIOUN.
The meeting of the Scandinavian republi
cans in Greon'rt hall on Parnam street last
night was largely attended. Addresses were
made by Major Clarkson , Gustavo Andrcon
and others. The speakers , as a rule , as
sailed the democratic national administration
and President Cleveland's views on the
tariff issues. The soldierly record of John
M. Thuyer was commented upon by Major
Clurkson , which elicited great applause.
Presented AVIth a Itnnncr.
The Omaha Democratic club met last
night to receive the banner presented by the
young lady friends of the members of the
club. Mr. H. W. Patrick , for the ladies ,
made the presentation speech to the club ana
A. C. Wukely , the president of the club , ac
cepted the banner in appropriate remarks ,
after which G. M. Hitchcock made an elo
quent speech on tariff reform.
Central Committee Moots.
The republican county cantral committee
met in the parlors of the Millard hotel yes
terday afternoon. The session was an exec
utive one and wan hold with closed doors.
Nothing of importance to the public was
The ( Jills of Kloli Men.
Detroit Free Prosa : It may interest
Homo to know whut a few rich men have
douo for the csiubo of education. Sena
tor Lolancl Stanford has pivon a vast
crttato , amounting to $ : i,0 ( ) ( > 0,000 , to
found a university in California in
memory of his deceased son. John
Hopkins gave $ . ' 1,148,000 to the uni
versity which bears his uiuno. His
gifts for benevolent purposes amounted
to $8,000.000. Asn PuoUor gave 5,000-
000 to Lehigh university. Cornelius
Vaiidorbilt gave $1,000,000 to the Vim-
ilerbilt university , to which William
II. Vanderbilt afterwards added $500-
01)0. ) Stephen G Irani gave $8,000,000 to
Ciirnnl college. John C. Green and
his residuary legatees gave $1,500,000 to
Princeton college. K/.ru Cornell gave
$1.000,000 to Cornell university. Isaac
Uieh bequeathed the grcator part of
his csUitu , whiuh was appraised at $1-
700.000 , to Hoston university. On ac
count of the great lire and shrinkage in
value , and other unfortunate circum
stances , the university will realize leo.s
than $700,000 from this magnificent be
quest. AmnMi Stone gave $000,000 to
Adelbort college by direct gift and by
he-quest. W.V. . Corcoran gave $170,000
to Columbian university in money and
land. Uonjamin flussey gave real
estate worth * 500,000 to Harvard uni
versity. Samuel Willibton , William J.
Walker nnd Samuel A. Hitchcock gave
between $100.000 and $200,000 each to
Amhcrst college. Whitmor I'homix
gave the bull : Of his property , amount
ing to about $040,000 , to Columbia
college. J. B. Trevor gave $170,000 to
Rochester theological seminary. Mat
thew Vassar gave $800,000 to Vnsear col-
lego. Gardner Colbv gave $100,000 to
Colby university and $100,000 to Newton
theological seminary. J. U. Colgate
guvo $300,000 to Madison university.
George I. Sonoy gave $150,000 to Wesleyan -
loyan university. The Cimcr family
gave $300,000 to Ciw.or theological
seminary. A Mr. Clark recently gave
$1,000,000 for the founding of a univer
sity in Massachusetts to bear his iiamo.
Henry Wink'.oy , of Philadelphia , hus
just bequeathed $200,000 , to several in
stitutions , Williams getting $50,000 ,
Amhoi-bt $30,000 , Dartmouth $20,000 and
Uowdoin $20,000. There nro hundreds
of men nnd women whose splendid gifts
entitle them to bo held in everlasting
William Hoffman , charged with selling
liquor at the Turf and Field .salooo on Thir-
tcenth street without a , license , was held , to
the district court in tho'sum of 1500.
The Attcndnnuo last Night tlio
Greatest of tlio Week.
Tlio attendance at the fair for the benefit
of St. Joseph's hospital was larger than over
last evening , and the industrious young
ladies selling chances did a handsome busi
ness. In the various voting contests that of
the dog cart was the closest , Leon Uovd
leading with ! ! ) ( ) votes. In the contest for
the lady's gold watch Miss Holnn led with
Z'M votes. The votes cast for the most pop
ular newspaper reporter were bulletined for
the first time last evening , nnd as the voting
closes at 10 p. in. Monday the champions of the
various contestants arc making n spirited can
vass , each being sure their favorite will win.
Among the articles rallied off were a pair of
gold bracelets won by Miss Sarah Hrenimn ,
n plush rocker by Mrs. J. C. Urciinun , and
an ebony table by M. J. Powers.
The A. O. H. band was present ns usual
nnd enlivened the occasion with its best se
The fair "Echoes , " which is published
every evening in the hall , is greatly sought
for on account of its bright and u itty items.
The fair continues three nights more.
Mrs. Alma R. Keith leaves to-morrow
afternoon for Chicago.
All members of the Young Men's Hebrew
association are requested to meet to-day at 2
p. m. sharp , at southeast corner of Twelfth
nnd Pnrnam streets to transact business of
A convention of organized labor will moot
this afternoon at 'J:80 : o'clock , at Guto City
hull for the purpose of considering the best
means of promoting the just claims and pro
tecting the interests of labor during the next
session of the legislature.
The oftlcers of the Swedish Relief society ,
organized lust Wednesday , are as follows :
President , Otto Lobeck ; vice-president , John
Nordwoll ; sccretar.v , Kev. Mr. Klving ; finan
cial secretary , C. W. Wedoll ; treasurer , . ! .
P. Hebin ; relief committee , S. J. Ucngstrom ,
Mrs. Gustavo Anderson , Mrs. P. Hanson ,
Mrs , Gust Hamel , Mrs. A. Newman and
Mrs. Prank Hulltmnn.
ICE-BOUND IN i-liti AnCTIC.
The Perilous Position of Thirteen
SAX FIUNCISCO , Oct. 27. The whaling
bark Howland arrived from the arctic ocean
to-day and reiwrts six New Bedford and
seven San Francisco whaling vessels fast in
the ice , about lat. 74 , north , long. 174 , west ,
near the place where the Jeaunuttc was
broken up. The vessels nro in on extremely
pcrlloub situation , and the prospects for their
getting out are very poor. There nro be
tween five and six hundred men on the tie-up
vessels , and unless the ice breaks up soon
they will not bo able to survive , as their pro
visions cannot hold out for a great leneth of
tlmo. Two steamships have been started to
their rollof from Fox Island , loado with
supplies , and the result of this expedition is
awaited with great anxiety. The value of
the seven vessels , including the season's
.aU-h , which they have aboard , will aggregate -
gate over $500,000.
A COP 'ON TIIK WAR PATH.
Ho Shoots a Hi-other Oftlccr and
ClcanH Out a Court Knom.
EI.KHAIIT , Ind. , Oct. 27. Police Officer
Joseph Harrett this afternoon shot and In
stantly killed a brother ofllccr named William
liurton. Barrett had been on the force for
several years , but yesterday Mayor Goldlh-
walto reprimanded him for drunkenness.
Last night in a spirit of revenge he waylaid
tlio mayor and gave him a severe whipping.
This morning ho was bound over in bonds ,
and after trial an attempt was made to Ar
rest him on anew charge. This ho resisted ,
and , pulling his revolver , ho began to empty
it. The second shot pierced Burton's brain ,
and the succeeding three shots slightly
wounded as many bystanders. The man
then took refuge In a saloon , and the citizens
ut once began to take steps which looked to
ward his lynching , but the prompt interfer
ence of the mayor and other policemen saved
ills life. Ho was at once taken to Goshen
for safe keeping.
Fire and Police Matters.
The lire and police commission met last
evening. Charges were preferred against
Police Officer Hogey , who has a beat on
South Thirteenth street. C. J. Gregg , nn
ex-poiicoinan , filed n complaint charging him
with being drunk in Kilkenny's saloon on
Thirteenth street. Two police sergeants
also preferred charges against Hagey ,
charging him with not attending n fire.
Hagey sent In his resignation , which was
placed on file , and he was dismissed. The
commission accepted an invitation to parti
cipate nt the opening of the Omaha-Council
Bluffs bridge. The resignation of O. W.
Patten , pipeman of No. u hoio company , was
accepted. Commissioner Uennott offered n
complaint against OIHuer Curry , charging
him with furnishing the newspaper reporters
with too much news. The Cuming street
jail was ordered closed. Officer Hlnchey was
charged with clubbing a prisoner. The
charges against O ulcers Curry und Hinchoy
were dismissed. The following policemen
were appointed ; A. H. Burr und Charles
Kvorloy. M. Goggins was aopolntcd to a
position on the fire department.
A Horrible Deed.
ST. Louis , Oct. 37. Nineteen men have
been arrested for u brutal assault on two
young women , Lydla Jane Seals and Llitzlo
Shelby , aired eighteen and twenty-two. The
girls were from the neighborhood of Olnoy-
vllle. and claimed to have come hero to seek
employment. They were forced into a sta
ble In a deserted quarter in the city nnd
brutally outraged. The Seals girl cannot re
A Socialist Celebration ,
Nsw VOHK , Oct. 27. The socialists of this
city to-night celebrated with fiery speeches
and resolutions the twenty-fifth nnnlveraary
of the * tartlig of the socialistic movement In
Gormuuy. _ _
A Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 27. The total bond
purchases to date under the circular of the
17th of April nro $50,747,350. Tins treasury
surplus to-day is (71,125,000.
A Tennessee Ijynntilni ; .
NASUVILLB , Tenn. , Oct. 27. Henry Jones ,
a negr6 murderer , was lynched by a mob at
Woodland Mills list night ,
Under nnil by virtue of the authority restori
in mo by sortlon ulevvii (111 ( of chanter twenty-
six C 1J ) of the compiled utatiltps nf Nebntskn ,
entitled "Kloctlons , " I , John M. Ttmyer , SKOV-
ernor of the stnto of NobrnMta , do huruby igsua
ny proclamation , that on Tuesday , tlio. sixth
dny of November , A. 1) . isiW. there wilt Ito'an
clfictlon hnld at the usual plnrrs of votlaft in
mild Ktatu.forthopurposuoC emoting the follow
ng olllcors. to-wit :
Five electors of prtsldcnt and vlco liroaldpnt
of the United Status.
Ono member of congress from the First con
Ono member of congress from the Second con
Olio mtsmber of congress from the Third cou-
Secretary of stato.
Auditor public account * .
lmerof iiubllc hinds unfl buildings.
Superintendent of public instruction. /
Htiito Konator foreuch senatorial dlHtrlcf. and
Hopresenttitlves for etiuh repreaoutatlVH
dlstrlrt. as provldsd by law. .
In witness whereof , 1 have hereunto Jiet'iny
hand out ! caused to bo ulllxod the great ealjO (
the Btatn. Done at Lincoln , this
Badny of October , In the year 'of
our Lord ono thousand elgothAin-
[ Seal. ] dreU and eighty-eight , thfl twen-
ty-Bccond y < mr of the state , nud
of thulndeponilmicBof thelTattml
Sluto * the otio hundred and thir
By the Governor , JOHN M. THAYUU.
G. S. LAWS. Socrotorv Stnto. >
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