Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 18, 1891, Image 1
FHE OMAHA ! DAILY BEE i TWENTY-FIRST YEAR , OMAHA , FRIDAY MORNING , SEPTEMBER 18 , 1891. NUMBER 92 * ' BROADY ISTHE MAN. Democrats Nntno the Qago County Judga for the Supreme Bench , UTMOST HARMONY PREVAILED THERE. Each Nomination Was Made By Acclamation Without Opposition , GOVERNOR BOYD WAS NOT CENSURED , Eosolutions Criticizing the Supreme Court Wore Adopted. FREE COINAGE OF SILVER DEMANDED. > Klcctlons nrtd MoKlnloy 15111s Be * uounccd , nnd llcciproclty Jlootctl At DctullH oT tlio Unterrl * ilcd Gathering. For Supreme Judge . .1. II. IIUOADV , GIIAND ISLAND , Neb. , Sept , 17. [ Spo- clulTclcBram to THE Br.c.1 The stnto demo cratic convention assembled this evening nt Barton bach's opera house , the parquet , tago and gallery being packed lo Iho ut most. The hall was oppressively warm , al though everything had been clone which could , m any manner , tend to the comfort of delegate or spectator. The delegates were assigned lo seats In the parquet and circle , the gallery nnd stage being sot apart for spectators. From the latter all superfluous scenery had been re moved. It was sot with a neat "Interior" to which there wns n largo center entrance , over which wore twined the national colors. On cltror sldo of the en trance was a largo crayon sketch of both Thurman and Ilendricks. In various places throughout the apartment were dis posed beautiful and fragrant cut llowers. Only the border Jots were lighted. This on- nblcd the trough ot the footlight and the dress rail to bo utilized for the display of nbout fifty small American Hags , which formed a bank of color both unique and Im posing. The national colors were also hung on the wainscoting in front of the stage nnd from the key of the proscenium arch two largo national flags were draped to either sldo of the opening. Immediately above the blue fields of tno standards bung a large portrait of Grover Cleveland. Over the chairman was suspended an Im mense Japanese umbrella and several unique lanterns of the same workmanship hung sus pended from the flics at various parts of tbo stage. Called to Order. The doors were opened at 7 :4."i : p. m. and considerable delay wns experienced in seatIng - Ing spectators and delegates. Tbo latter ar rived very slowly , the Omaha and olhor east ern contingents having been delayed an hour and a half oa the Union Pacific. The dele gates were escorlcd lo Ihoir respecllvo quar ters by a corps of competent uxhcrs under the direction ol Ralph Platt. At 8:20 : nn overture was played by the band and a few minutes later , Hon. Cha'rles Ogden of Omaha , chairman of the state central committee , ap peared upon the -.taco . nnd was greeted wilu cheers. Ho said : "I bavo been Instructed by the central commlttoo , In order to avoid complication , to recommend to Uio conven tion as lomporary chairman Hon. F. P. Ire land of Nebraska , ot Otoo county. " [ Cheers. ] Senator Mnltcs In behalf ot thotlcmocrats of Nebraska City , I move that the recom mendation of the committco bo adoplcd. [ Cheers. ] The molion was unanimously carried. Colonel Ireland Ihon made" his appearance on the stngo and was greeted , with cheers. Ho spoke as follows : To bo elected as the presiding officer ot this convention Is a most distinguished honor , and I dcsiro to express my gratitude for the honor you have conferred on mo. 1'or twenty-live yoarii the doinoeratlo uarly of thu state of Nebraska has been assembling annually for the purpose of iininlnntfng altrerent olllcots. These conventions have Increased In members nach year. They have Increased In enthus iasm. They have Increased Inlntollguncoand lldellty to democratic principles. Kortwenty- < l\e years wo huvo fought for the democratic party , and never till thu past .year did victory ( lawn upon us , nnd wo wore deprived of that victory by the despotism of thu courts ot Ne braska. You have assembled In response to the call of the central committco to place before the people n candidate for associate justice of the supreme court , ami two regents of the unlror- filty. 1 am Hutlslled that your deliberations will bomarlivd with the s.tmodlscrution which has alw.iy.s attended previous conventions , and that you will place before the people un exceptional candidates with every assurancu of success In next November. 1 thank you again for thu honor you have conferred on ab. me. [ .Cheers. ] Work ot Hon. John Shcrvln of Fremont nominated George Stcarnsdorf of Omaha ns secretary. Harry O'Neill o ( Broken Bow was also nom inated. E. C. Ballou of Ilcd Willow county was nominated. C. V. Gallagher of Omaha said thM. Doug las county had decided to unanimously rcc- commend for secretary EdwardBurkoof that countv. J. G. P. HUdobrnml of St. Paul moved nil the gentlemen nominated bo elected , nnd the motion prevailed. The chair stilted tbo sub committee of Iho state central commltteo. which had during the afternoon cx- nmlncd the credentials of the delega r tions had found no contests , and un eat less it was otherwise ordered It would oo4A not bo necessary to refer the credentials to n A committco to bo appointed for that purpose. The suggestion was adopted and the reading of Iho delegates' names was dispensed with. The following counties were represented , the total representation being only -153 instead of 521 j Antelope , Banner , Boyd , Brown , Co- Uar , Cheyenne. Dakola , Deuel , Furnas , Gnr- Jlolu , Grant , Holt , HooKer , Koyn Palm , Kltn- ball , Knov , Lincoln , Logan , Loup. Macnor- soii , Morrlck , Keck , Scotls Bluff , Sheridan , Sioux , Thomas and Wheeler not having rep resentatives present. NO fctl. tui , 0 * lt , & 4 tnq But. h Hte. f t- f ot otl l ; R Coiinnlttoo on ItcBolutlons. Mr , Hlldobrund of St. 1'aul moved that a f 01 cointnlttoo of three on permanoiit organUat lion bo unpointed. The motion was lost. J , K. North of Columbus moved that the temporary organization bo niaUa permanent. Tbo motion prevailed with u whoop. W. F. Shoemaker of Omaha moved that a committee of seven on resolutions bo ap pointed. The motion prevailed. C. V. Gallagher of Omaha said tf it were in order Douglas county had unanimously decided to recommend M a member of that committee Hon. M. V. Gannon. A Lancaster doloeato with a similar preface said his county had decided to rccommond for the snmo committee Hon. W. J. Bryan , the only democratic congressman Nebraska ever had. had.Tho choir announced the committed on resolutions as follows : Shoemaker of Doug las. IJryan of Lancaster , Coke of Ottgo , Thompson of Hall , Chardo of Uurt , Weiss of Thayer , Gannon of Douglas. A Saline county dclcgato moved that all resolutions bo referred to the commltteo without readliiB before the convention ; car ried. ried.At the request of W. H. Thompson of Grand Island the committee retired to the city hall. .Judge Ilronily Nominated. Motions to adjourn from forty-five to fifteen minutes ocmllng the report or the committee were voted down with n roar. The conven tion hnd seemingly como for husmoss anil was determined to cot through with It. It was agreed to proceed with the nominations , 'which the convention had been called to mako. Congressman Bryan then took the floor and said : I dollro to pluco In nomination for the supreme judiciary tlio nnmo of Jefferson II. llroudy. L'licors. L . ) The position of xiiDreiuo judge Is one of the most Important In thu Rift of liny stntc. After tlio luglsliituro lias passed n law and that law has received the approval of the executive. It goes be- foru this court to bo determined whether or not It is In accord with or u viola tion of thu constitution , i can conceive of no hlplier honor , nnd when wo put lit nomination Judge llroady wo honor i mnn who Is In every wnv iiiillllca ] ! to illsclinrKO the responsibilities of tlio olllcc. He Is honest , thoroughly honest. Ho It learned in the law. Ho Is scholarly and broad In ills attainments , and would bo an honer to the button , as the bench would bo an honor to him. Uo would ho a man of careful and conscientious study , and if a doubt exlitud as to the legality of the law the doubt would bo solved In favor of equity. lie would discharge thu duties of the omco'without projuillco or bins , and In such a manner as to command the respect of the Iiconlo throughout thu state , without regard to politics , The convention would do Hsulf honor In nominating ; him nnd when ho was nominated It was the duty of thu party to hue that ho wan elected. If hu should bo elected Micro will bo one man moio opposed to bring ing politics Into the judiciary. [ Loitdoheord. ] Caused Some Discussion. J. D Calhoun of Lincoln said ho heartily seconded everything his eloquent young friend ( Bryan ) had said of Judyo J3roady. The convention , however , should not force upon a man a nomination which that man would bo compelled to decline. There were more men than .Tudgo Broady at tno Ne braska bar who could add dlpnity to the posi tion nnd not force upon him a nomination which was not oulv unsought , but which ho didn't wish. J. W. W. Lock from Saline said that Judge Broady was a truly loyal democrat , and If unanimously tendered r. nomination would most assuredly accept It. Mr. Calhoun said that lest there might bo a vacancy , if .fud o Broady should bo nomi nated and fail to accept thn nomination , ho moved that the state central committee bo authorized to flll any vacancy wnleh tnlgnt take place. The chair sold that the commltteo bad that power already , C. S. Montgomery of Omaha wanted to know if Mr. Cnlboun had spoken with au thority. Mr. Calhoun tartly replied that ho had at tended many conventions and that it was known ho always spoke by authority. T. J. Mabonoy of Douglas said that the gentleman from Lincoln had said that ho did .speak with authority , but bo did not say on that autnority that Judge Broady would not accept the nomination. If bo [ Calhounl would sav on thut authority that JirJfco Broady would not accept then it w.Qllld bo bad form and bad politics to nominate him and cause n vacancy. The chairman of the Gage county delega tion sala he did not think there was anybody on the lloor who was entitled to say that Judge. Bioady would reject the nomination. A subslituto by C. V. Gallagher was that the name of Judge Broady bo placed before the house and it was done , and amid a burst of wild applause the judge was nominated by acclamation. Jmlgo Droacly. Hon..T. II. Itroady. tlio nominee. Is a rcBl- dent of lleutrlco and Is at present Judge of tlio First Judicial district ot Nnbraska. Ho was horn nt Llbeitv. Adams county. 111 , , Apiil II , IblT , his rather , John C. llroady , buhl' ; n native of Kentucky and of Scotch descent. Youni : Itroady , after pursuing a couiso of btmly In the common schools , entered - tored the department of law of the University of Michigan , graduating from that Institution In tlio sprlnir of 1M > * . Soon after u'nulmitlne , lie entered the law oflleo of Hkinnor fc Marsh of Qulncy , 111. , and In the fall of the same year ho removed to llrownvlllo. Nob. liei-o ho formed a law partnership with Hon. T. W. Thomas under thu firm name of Thomas & Drondy. This law partnership wua maintained until 187.1 , and fiom that tlmu Mr. llrondy has practiced UN profession without a partner. Ho was successful from the start , und his practice continued to Increase and ex pand until Mr. Itroady had cases In the United States supreme court. In the higher courtH of the state- , , and thu various courts of general jurisdiction in southeastern Nebraska. In JSsJ no was elected Judge of the Kl.-st judicial district , on tlio democratic tlekot. ever Hon. L. W. Colby , tlio republican candidate. In ISS7 llroady was ro-oloctud over Hon. J. S. btull , thu republican nominee. Mr. llroady has hold other Important olllccs. In 1S" > ho wns a member of the constitutional comentlon , representing the counties of Nomnlia and lEIehurilson In that body. In the full of ! ? " > ho was the democratic candidate for district attorney of thu Second judicial district , comprising the counties of Ncmaha , Utoo , Uass and Lancaster , but was defeated by tliu lepubllean candidate , Hon. Ocorpo S. bmlth. llroady came to Nebraska a demo crat , and has never relinquished Ills allegi ance. His have been llghttn ? campaigns , con ducted Invntlably against actho and power ful adversaries. In Nox ember , IST1 , llroady was married to Miss Nannie McDonald ut Koek Springs , Centre county. 1'a. , and seven children hu\o been born to thum. The family lived nt llrownvlllo until 1SS5 , when they moved to llcatrlceheru they now live. Named lor Iloxcnts. M. V. Gannon , In behalf of Douglas county , then nominated F , A , Hrogan of Omaha ns cnndldnto for regent of the univer sity. The nominee was a graduate of several eastern colleges , amone thorn Yalo. Ho had been educated n demofrat and would bo a credit to the party. A delegate from Buffalo county nominated for regent also Captain Honulngcr of Shol- ton. The latter had boon /armor for twenty years. On motion of a Colfax delegate the central committee was authorized to iill any vacancy which might occur. Mr. Brogan was then called end made a nlco and neatly worded speech. Ho said It was unusual that perhaps the least worthy of the three nominees they had made was the first to ap pear upon the stage. Whatever ho might luck In the qunllllcatlons for his ofllco ho would make up In enthusiasm , The ofilco was one of respectability , and but llttlo pe cuniary profit , Tuoro was'no office , however - over , which republicans might not prosti tute to partisan purposes. While ho did not know that the ofilco of regent had been used in that manner , still they bad learned that such u prostitution bad been made ot other olllccs. Ho then lauded the democratic party and stated that Its principles offered a true * solution for the economic dttilcultlos which had been experienced In the west in the past few years. Ho believed tbo demo cratic party was strong enough to stand by Us principled nud that it would finally be successful. 1'ranols A. Itro nu. I'rancls A , Ilrosiui.candidate for regent of the tntu unlverslty.was burn Ullnton county , lonn.lnlsGO. Ho graduated In thu classical course ut the celebrated college in Uoorgo- toiTiil > . U. HuufturnurdHKraduatod In the law course at Harvard college. He was ad- mlttud to the bar In IkSA. tailing up bin resi dence In Kansas , In Its I he was nominated district attorney on tlio democratic ticket at Kmporia. Although running ahead of Ills ticket , the democratic minority of Hint county compelled him to con tinue In the private practice of hU profes sion , Ho moved to Onmha In Ib&S and isliow the senior member ot the tlrru of liroguu & Tunnlcllff , attorneys. Captain Ilennlngar was then called for amid great enthusiasm , and In his shirt ilooves advanced tu the stage , where ho wai again greeted with nn enthusiastic round of applause. While there C. V. Gallagher of Dougms county seconded his nomination for regent , and tbo nomination was made unnnlmoiu. All that Captain Hennlnger said In reply was that ho was thankful to them. Mnhottej-'H Silver Tongue. T. J , Mahocoy ot Omaha then was called for and amid great applause took the stage and said : I am not surprised that Uogfnn should write that letter to Watson. If over there wan a time when an organization needed medlclno that time has been reached In the republican party in this state. Ho then referred to alleged Irregularity In the republican party , and had a great deal to say about the leaning and sinking of the old ship. Ho finally turned his atten tion to the supreme court. Accus tomed as ho was to submit his opinions to courts for adjudication , ho was not disposed to criticize their views. It was the rule of the supreme court of Nebraska to adjourn at 1'J o'clock. The opinion In a certain case ( Lloyd's ) had been handed down and on execution placed In the hands of nn officer to bo served. He did not wantanybody to censure the tribunal , but when they refiectcd on what bad happened they could not but fool that it was a disgrace to tbo judiciary of the state. Representative Bronnan of Omaha called for Senator Swltzlcr , whom ho charac terized as the bulwark of the democracy. The senator made n short , telling speech , gracefully referring to the happy manner In which the cortralts of tholr loaders had been ontwlncd with the national colors. Prank White of Cass then made a few re marks. A recess was then taken for twenty-five minutes. Tlicu Came the Platform. After an absence of an hour the delegates returned and Congressman Bryan , chairman of the committee on resolutions , road the re port as follows : The democrats of Nebraska , In convention assembled , give thanks to Oed and the energy tint ! Industry of our people for thu bountiful crops and the prospects for remunerative prices. Considering the legislative ob stacles confronting the people these ara blessings for whlen to bo profoundly gratified. The democracy of Nebraska are determined In as fur at ? human foresight will permit so to urge , guide and direct legislation that the people of our glorious state may be so unhampered by unwise laws , a season or two of bad or Insttf- flc'cnt crops will not find them In the future as In the recent past , almost wholly nt the mercy of grasping corporations and usurpous money lenders. Wo congratulate the people of the state upon the defeat of the prohibition amend ment , and the people of thu whole country , without regard to political affiliation , upon the defeat of the Infamous force bill , and commend ns worthy of all praise the power , consistency and courage with which our dem ocratic representatives In both branches of congress , without any exception , successfully opposed It ; and o rejoice at the thought that within three months the American congress will again become a deliberative body. Wo denounce the ono-slclod reciprocity pro posed by the present administration , which invites commercial Intercourse only with na tions which buy our manufacturing products and prohibits freedom ot exchaneu with those nations which purchase our surplus of agri cultural products , as an attempt to continue to favor manufacturing industries In another form with the advantages which they have tinder the system of protection , and wo de mand that all legislation upon this subject shall give * o the Interest of the farmer equal consideration with the other classes of so ciety. Wo favor tlio free coinage of silver , and that It bo made u full anil legal tender for all debts , public or private , and that wo de nounce as unjust and dishonest the provision of the law recently enacted allowing parties to stipulate against payment In silver and silver certificates , thus setting up a standard for the rich man and another for the poor man. man.Wo denounce nil trusts , pools nnd combines and wo favor such action , state and national , as will forfeit to the public all franchises and propoity owned and used by corporations or other concerns to form trusts In manufacture , trade or commerce to the Injury and spolia tion of the people , and also to Insure the pun ishment criminally ol Individuals conspiring against the public welfare. In behalf of the laboring classes and produc ing masses wo renew that devotion to their Interests and rights which has always been the fundamental doctrine and practice of the democratic party. Wo favor all lair and lawful methods by which labor may secure laws establishing free public employment agencies and adequate compensation , umllmlnlshod by any devices for encroachment upon the army of tellers , and wo condemn the practice of Importing contract labor. Wo denounce ns suggestive of partisan prejudice thu Indecent haste shown In Issuing the writ of ouster against Hon. .Tomes-10. Iloyd , the chosen governor , denying to him that courtesy and fair treatment usually ac corded to thu meanest criminal In the land , and wo regret that a man could bo found within the bounds of the state willing to claim upon n technicality , without equity , an ofllce to which another was culled by the votes of the people. Wo arraign the republican party of this state for Its subserviency to corporate power for years past , and wo condemn the repub lican State Hoard of Transportation for fail ing to cAcrelse the authority In them vested and refusing In the face of overwhelming de mands to fix reasonable freight rates and give the people relief from exorbitant truns- pottutlon charges. Wo are In fmorof the proposed nmonUmcnt to the constitution cre ating the office of til rue railroad commis sioners and making the name elective by the people nnd are also In favor of a law estab lishing reasonable maximum ficlght rates governing the railroads of this state. Wo are In favor of thu election of United united States senators by the direct vote of the people. Kesol vcd , That the democratic party has al ways been outspoxan In opposition to un- Amorlcan anil treasonable conspiracies to de prive eitlxcns of tliulr civil and political rights on account of religion and nationality In the face of constitutional ptovlslons both state and national , Wo am In favor of liberal pensions to dis abled soldiers and those dependent upon him , but believe that eongiess should discriminate between thu worthy and thu unworthy to the end that the pension roll may bo a roll of honor and the nation's bounty bo kept for Its rightful wards. The demoor.itlc party believes Inequality before the law ; It has ever boon thu enemy of paternalism and fralernallsm In government , and will continue to champion thu cause of the people. It will oppose all class legisla tion , nmler whatever name It tuny appear , be lieving that the muss of the pcoplu will 'Jnd thelrunly safety In equal la\\s thut bear allku Wu 'condemn the giving of rmbs'dlos ' and bounties of'every kind as a perversion of thu taxing powers. We condemn the McKlnloy bill as a bold and shameless attempt to repay out of the pockets ot the people , to the protected Industries , the amount contributed by thum for the purpose of wholesale corruption at the lust presiden tial election. We direct public attention to the fact that while the bill proposes to help the farmer by useless additions to the tariff on agricultural products. It In fact multiplies thu people's bunions and Increases tholr tuxes , lessens the prlco of tholr products and decreases the purchasing power of the Income. Wo demand a tariff for revenue limited to the necessities of the government economically administered and In returning from special to constitutional taxation , wo favor placing raw materials upon tno free list , greatly reducing the burden of the necessaries at life , and ot Imposing the heaviest duties upon luxuries. The resolutions relating to sliver , to Hoyd , to anti-trusts were loadly applauded. Fixing Up Fenucti. A delegate from Box Butte asked to have a member on the central committee appointed for that county and ho was told ho would bo accommodated , M , V , Gannon of Omaha was then called for and made a most eloquent address , touch ing upon the success of the party , its princi ples , tbo corruption ot the republicans , the loiter writing episode of Nebraska City and several other toplcj , arousing tbo highest ap preciation of the audience. Congressman Bryan then carne before the audience , and referred to the victory ot the democratic party lust full , and admonishing them that U they were unfaithful to tholr trust the people would have for thorn the sarna dagger thov nad for the republican parly. Tbo independent party had arisen because ot bad legislation in the republican party. Ho could not find it In his heart to say anything hard against the Independents , because when devils were being cast out It was the work of devils. It would bo a race between the Independents and democrats as to which would como nearest serving the people ple anil which would bo the party of the people ple , no matter what Its name. W. H. Thompson of Grand Island said that iho great trouble of tbo people of the coun try WAS that they were lawod to death. Ho bollovoJ with his frlqnd Bryan that they should set back to'first principles. Ho dldn'l bollovo in high sounding prin ciples , which did , not represent the people. They wanted n law which would enable - able every city In Nebraska to have Its whole sale houses and nlf placed on an equality , save as todlstnnco. A resolution by Mr. Shoemaker was adopt ed authorizing the central commltteo to fill any vacancies Itm.v have in Its mints. Thanks were then extended to Grand Is land for her hospitality , and at 1'J o'clock the convention adjourned. Prominent Men Present. The convention was one of the most not able In point of attendance on the part of leading democrats which has been hold In this state for many years. Among those noted were : Congressman Bryan of Lincoln , Mayor Ireland of Nebraska City , C. S. Montgomery , Charloi Ogden , M. V , Gannon and James B , Hheoan of Omaha , A. B. Chard of : Burt countv , O. H. Brown of Omaha , Tobias Castor of Lancaster , N. S. Hnrvvood of Lincoln , Frank \Vhlto of Plattsmoutb , J. D. Calhoun ot Lin coln , Dr. Johnson of Fairmont , H. T. Shannon of Nebraska City , Senator Mattes of Nebraska CityV. ; . A. L. Gibbon , Euclid Martin and Louis Hclinrod of Omaha ; John Shorrln of Fremont , C. .1. Bowlby of Crete , A. S. Campbell of Hastings , Juileo Miller of David City , Dr. Kolper of Plorco , General Victor Vifqualu of Lincoln , Captain Hennlnger of Shelton. Hobcrt Patrick , C. V. Gallagher , Joseph Teanon , Senator Swltzlor , Representatives Bortrand , Ford , Brcnnan , Felker , Sternsdorf utid Gardner of Omaha , Judge Gllmcr of Broken Bow , J , C. Conlin of Kearney , A. E. Co.x of Dawson , A. II. Baker , W. H. Thompson , Representatives Schlotfioldt and Hall of Grand Island , Sher iff McDaucld of St. Paul , Senators Brown of Washington , Van Houscn of Colfax , Schram of Butler , County Treasurer Dorn ot Dodge , Representative Kltchlo of Seward , ox-Sen ator S. N. Walbach of Hall county , Major James E. North ot Columbus , The following nowpBpor men were pres ent : C. J , Bowlbv , < Jreto Domoctat ; E. S. Hasslor , Pawnee Press ; R. B. Wahlqulst. Hastings Democrat ; A. W. Jackson , Ord Democrat ; J. G. P. Hlldobrand , St. Paul Press : J. II. Bradford , Grotna Reporter ; A , M. Clark , KearneyTimes ; ; James Rood , Arapahoe Mirror ; Gqdfrod BluchUhorn. Ne braska City Press ; Ed Howard , Pamlllon Times ; Porter J. Hand , Daily News , Ne braska City. , Among tljo AVorkcrs. James E. North of Columbus wandered among the throng , recalling the day ? when democrats were as scarce as colossal fortunes In Nebraska , and when ho was able to name every member of the party within the limits of the stato. Hosts < of these around were strange to him nnd ho scorned to miss some of the leaders who 'havo boon associated with him since tbo birth of the party In this commonwealth. "Wo" will have 5UO moro votes this fall than both the alliance and the republicans , and tbatTis Kootl enough report for old Platto. If half the counties could say the same thing wo could afford to elect a governor every year and wo'd not trouble our overworked Judiciary. " Colonel Richard Shannon of Nebraska City , as big and ruddy as ever , improved the shining hour by exhibiting specimens of coal which ho said ho bad mined in his back yard and was going to send to the World's fair. Colonel Ireland chanlelessly stood by and attested the utter reliability of the yarn. J. D. Calhoun , who bos had moro or less to say about democratic conventions in both democratic and republican papers did not ap pear to bo losing llosb over the cheerless pros pects of the democrats in Lancaster. ' 'Wo will nominate,1' ho said , "a ticket down there , and , I suppose , vote for it. But wo won't elect it. Wo lack abont 3,500 of being able to do that , Some of ouK people will vote for the republicans and some of them will vote for the democrats , 'llhat will leave us per haps 1,000 straight democrats. " H. A. Cox of Cnadron was smiling ever the hopeful prospect of Dawes county. "Thoro are about 700 republicans up there , COO independents and 000 demo crats. Wo have the sheriff ; and clerk and expect to retain them. Wo are cut ting into the republicans ana expect to make things lively the coming fall. The crops are In excellent condition and will enable many of the farmers to make up what they lost last fall. A number of our farmers who wont away lost winter have returned and'aro now anchored in the county. " "Billy" Jaeger of Chadron was also thoro. "Billy" formerly vegetated in Omaha , but but emigrated , and ban Hinco risen to a posi tion among the officeholders of the north. "Of course the democrats nro nil right. Who was it elected me police judge and kent mo there Until , ray hair grew rod ) Democrats , and a peed springing of re publicans. Who elected mo city clerk of Chadron ? The snpio\good \ people. Who Is going to elect mo clerk of the district court next fall I Why , democrats principally , with some assistance. Yes Mr. the democrats and mo thrive in the sunburnt air of old Dawos county. " \V. \ E. Haley of Valley avowed that they had no moro use for rope for neck stretching parties and the reign of the revolver was over. They did have some use , however - over , for democrats , and moro of them than they could catch hold of. Sometime ago they had about 500 , but lately 150 of them had gone inlo the alliance camp and ho feared had gotten lost. Ho regretted - grottod It exceedingly , but ho feared that this year was going to bo a rather off year for the party. Judge Gilmore of Broken Bow , the tender hearted dispenser of justice In the capital of Custor , felt a great , deal of prldo In standing up against Kcra. "You'll bavo to take some of Kern's alllrmco talk , " 6aid ho , "with a great deal of allowance. Last year , wo polled moro votes than ho says wo did , though the exact number was only 414. But we'll double that this year. We're In bolter condition. Wo'ro organized. We're going to stum ; together and do some thing. Tbo Independents tire not going to poll all the votes they aid last full by any moans. The people are beginning to ask too many questions. Tbo independents nro nbout to got Into a squabble. Thoy'o got into It already. Pointer , the candidate for county clerk , wont ever to West Union n few nights ago to make n speech. After bo had shot off ho announced thatIf there was anybody there who wanted to ask him any questions touching his official character they could flro away. The people "availed themselves of tbo oppportunity and sent questions faster than Pointer could .catch. They staggered and stunned , and 'Pointer was sorry ho had invited the onslaught. When ho finally gave up tbo chairman said : 'Brother Pointer came to West Union with his repu tation as clerk under a cloud , and ho is now going away with the same , reputation under a still heavier cloud.v" W. B. Sbryoclc , Louisville , llko nearly all Iho members ottho last legislature , is a statistician , nnd carries his political sta tistics In his pockot. "Tho democrats of our cfounty gave 100 majority over Majors. The total vote was 'J.O'iJ. The democrats have 1.928 votes and'tho Independents 1,039 , The Independents are losing because they're ' getting' to light amqng themselves. There was a terrible row ; ralsod over Thomas [ bonatorl In our county. The county alliance criticized and consumed him because he did not vote for the railroad bill. He was presi dent of the nllluncof to which ho belonged. That organization roaontnd the Insult to Its chief officer ana withdrew from tbo county alliance. There are several other splits ana tbo result of them will bo oven greater loss of votoo by the alliance In Cass county. A , 8. Campbell of Hastings takes a lugu brious vlow of tha Adams county democracy. "Tho alliance vote , " said ho , "Is 1.4M. The republican vote Is about the same. In the last election two republican state oUlcers car ried thu town. The democratic vote Is only TbO. The alliance will nominate a full ticket. The republicans will also nominate a full ticket. It u doubtful If tbo democrats put a ticket In the field at all. If thov should , the effect would bo to elect the straight alliance ticket. If they should not put up a ticket , it would result possibly lu electing tbo boat men of both tbo alliance and domocratlo tickels. " Captain Honlrtgcr Bhclton ii stilt a halo and hearty chairman ot thn Buffalo delega tion , and that genial James Conlon of Kear ney , is a hearty lieutenant. "Wo have 1,500 democrats in Buffalo , " said they In unison , "and we'ro proud of them. Wo had only IHU last year , however , Wo've increased from the alliance. The alliance is not ns strong ns It was a year ago. The reason for that is tno last legislature was no good. It didn't do anything. The people expected something and were disappointed. The democrats wt.o wont to the alliance are coming back to us. Last year they thought the alliance was nil right and they loft. Wo let them go. Wo didn't nominate a ticket at all. Wo just lot it ( to by default } But wo won't ao It this year. " JtKVVK UP .1 ItUlf. Fifteenth District Itulcpemlents Try- liiK to Nominate Two JiulccR. VALENTINE , Nob. , Sept. 17. [ Special Telegram - gram to Tin : Bun. ] The independent con vention for the Fifteenth Judicial district mot here today for the purpose of placing In nomination two judges. Delegates from the cast end arrived last night and Irotu the west at 4 this morning , and the entire forenoon was consumed In trying to nrrivo at an un derstanding as to nominees. At 'J o'clock the delegates convened bv electing Bowen of Holt chairman nnd Humphrey secretary. Appropriate committees were appointed and during tholr deliberations several speeches were made , scoring the old parties , advising harmony and nominating only Independents. After Iho adoption of the report of the committee on credentials Harbaugh , the can didate from Dawcs , sought to seat Sheldon , editor of the Chndron Advocate , as his proxy , but was defeated. The resolutions adopted endorsed the Cin cinnati and Hastings platform ? , and In the strongest terms declared that no candidate was eligible who did not stand squarely on that platform. The light began when a motion was vinade that the convention pro ceed to cast an Informal ballot for judge , which was amended to read Judge for the west end of the district. This brought on accriraonlous debate , In which delegates ac cused each other freely of working In tbo interest of candidates of the old parties. Babcock of Sioux asked that the delegates of the western counties bo given time to cau cus , but Holt county voted squarely against it , and an informal ballot showed : Hur- baugh , 35 : Klnkald , 1 ; Jenkins , 4. A motion was made to proceed to take nn informal ballot for Judge from the cast end , when an amendment was offered to make the informal ballot formal. In the deluge of amendments , points of order and general disorder which then prevailed the chair lost its bead , and has not found it yot. The proceedings from that time were with out any decorum whatever , but Harbaugh of Dawoa wns declared nominated , nnd in some way they managed to got an informaV ballot for Judge for the east end , resulting : Jenkins , Box Buttc , 15 : Lear , ICoyaPaha , T ; Klnkald , 18. Then came a fierce fight , delegates from the west end accusing Holt county of bad faith In trying to nominate a man who could not stand on the resolutions adopted. Final ly a resolution passed empowering the cen tral commltteo In tbo future in Its discretion to supply the other name. Thereupon Babcock led n bolt , followed by Welling and Cooper of Dawcs , and seven out of eight of Sheridan county. Then came the appointment of the central committee and a motion being made by these loft to allow one for each county , Holt object ed , saying It was entitled to moro. Cowan of Sheridan nominated Klnkald. Some one intimated tuat the Holt county delegation wns there at ICinkaid's ex pense , in his interest , on which Chair man Cooper indignantly replied that Judge Kinkttld would suffer the loss of his right arm before he would do such a thing , when tbo crowd applauded lustily. The bolters were Crltes' men , who wanted to agree on Klnkatd and Crites , but part of Dawos was for Harbaugh , and the cast end of the district stood with them , after which the enemies of Harbaugh and friends of Critos swore eternal vengeance on Holt county for helping Harbaugh out. Many of the west end delegates nro hur rahing for Klnkald nnd Bnrton , with several Critos men among them , declaring they will do all possible to defeat the nominee. S. M. Stewart , candidate for county treas urer in Dawes county , was conspicuously against Harbaugh. iritf. ori'usii THE TICKET. New York's Lieutenant Governor Scores the Saratoga. Nominee . BINOHAMITON , N. Y. , Sopt. 17. In ro- spence to inquiries as to his position regard ing the democratic ticket Lieutenant Gov ernor Jones today prepared a statement for the Associated press. Ho says that his political action has al ways been controlled by his sense of loyalty as a citizen , never recognizing con flicting party obligations. Ho bo- Moves in this instance that not only huvo the interests of the people boon sacrl ficod , but that tbo existence of tlio dome cratlo party baa been Jeopardized ; for behind the , nominations , and In absolute control of the party , are men whoso every sense of patriotism Is subject either to their personal ambition or their selfish greed , and that they would shape the administration of public affairs to perpetuate their rulo. Continuing , ho says : "So complete Is tbo power of these men and so dictatorial have they become that members of the party are but serfs so far as political action is con- corcornod. Continued subservience but makes the condition too degrading to bo quietly berne by Amoncan citizens. There is but ono way tb dislodge these usurpers. The tem porary defeat of the party will bo harmless compared with the effects of tholr control. For the welfare of the state , ana In the In terest of the democratic party , to mo my duty appears clear , which is to oppose the election of the nominees of the Saratoga convention to such an extent as may bo within my power and In such manner as may seem best to ac complish that purpose. " OHIO VOLITICS. Campbell nnd Sherman Make lied Hot Speeches. Coi.UMimp , O. , Sept. 17 , Governor Camp bell opened Iho campaign nt Sydney today , and In a speech denounced McKinley and other republican leaders with attempting to dodge the tariff issue by devoting tholr speeches wholly to the silver question , Campbell insisted that McKlnloy himself was , but a short tlmo ago , ranked among friends of free silver men. Ho challenged the republicans of Ohio to meet the para mount issue of the hour , which was thu tariff aucstlon. Hn made an enthusiastic argu ment against the McKlnloy bill , COI.UMIIUS , O. , Sopt. 17. Today was Re publican day nt the state fair. Forty thou sand people were present. Senator Jobn Sherman was spcattor of the day , being pre ceded by State Auditor Poo. Sherman's speech was devoted to the taiiff , tils remarks being Intended to reach tbo farmers who were present In largo numbers. It drew striking lessons from the great exhibit of the fair. Great strides In the Industrial art are only uosslblo.said ho.undorn protective tariff ; only through It could magnificent industries bo built up. His speech made a favorable impression. Ho said nothing on tbo sllvor question. AIJIEHTSOX AltllUSTUD. Tncomn'n Hank Kolibci * anil Ilia Ac complice In tlio Tolls. MAiisnriEU ) , Ore. , Sept. 17. Edward Al- bortson , the defaulting secretary of the Fi delity Trust company of Tacoma , and Fred Chandler , his accomplice , were arrested last night four miles below Gardiner , Ore. The men were surrounded by officer * and ordered to throw up tholr hands. Chandler slowly compiled , Albortson reached for his revolver volvor , but ono ot tbo officers uhot bun before fore ho could draw it. Tbo shot took effect In AlborUou's arm , inflicting a fiosh wound. Albertson and Chandler then lurrcndored and were taken to Gardiner , Chandler talks freely , and exonerates all others except him self and Albortson from complicity in the robbery , but wilt not glvo the details leading up to tno robbery of the ban it. Two Moro Hodlcs Found , NEW You * , Sept. IT. Two moro bodies , Identified as the rcmnlni of Joalolman \ ' and Frederick , his son , both Jo\\ " , were fount ! In the ruins of the Comincl 3L Adver tiser building this morning , > Vo Tho3 bo- Hove that other bodies will bo uiiol ' ' , 1 , M \ fifa J7J.ITO.V CUXUIIKSK ' * , CiislncsH Transacted nt Ha ImrfV'H Session. \ ' SALT LAKH CmU , T. , Sept , 17. The Irri gation congress closed its labors today after a busy .session. The first thing taken under consideration at tin. morning session was the report of Iho committee on resolutions , which was ns fol lows : liosnlved , That thla congress Is In favor of granting in trust , to the states and territories needful of Irrigation , all ltmU | p.trt of thu public domain within such Hiatus and terri tories , excepting mineral lands , for thu pur pose of developing Irrigation to rnnder the lands now arid fertile and eap.iblu of support ing population. Hi-sol veil , That salil qratit of land * should bo made by thu fulled States conditional that thu state or territory lecolvlng the bone- tits shall use the funds derived from thusilu or lease of such lands to promote the reclaim * ation of arid lands : tiny surplus remaining to bo added to the school fund In state or terri tory In which thu surplus occurs. Kesolved. That the trust so created -hall be fo conditioned as to secure the ownership ou Irrigable land to actual settlers In giiltablu holdings. The discussion on Ihls was moat protracted , some of the members being In favor of ndoot- ing certain restrictions in the number of acres to bo granted. After a lengthy discus sion the following wns ndoptcd ns the result of the deliberations of the convention : Kesolved , That this congress Is In favor of granting In trust , upon such conditions as xlinll bust serve the public Interest , to tlio states and territories needful ot Irrigation , all lands now parlof the publlodntitnln within such status nnd territories excepting mineral lamU , for the purpose of developing Irriga tion , to render the lands now arid fertile nnd capable of supporting a population. Upon the request of the Kansas delegation the following was also adopted : Kosolvod. That It Is justly duo to settlers o f Montana , the Dakotns , Wvomlng , Nebraska , Kansas anil Oklahoma , who have paid Into the United States treasury millions of dollars In thu purchase of thc.so lands and have ex pended other millions In fruitless attempts to ' farm them without Irrigation , that a pottlon of the funds .so paid bo expended In securing to such latins the benefit of Irrigation. As n committee to carrv out iho action of the concross nnd prepare n memorial to con gress the convention then appointed the fol lowing committee : C. C. Wriehtof Califor nia , Platt Rogers of Colorado , A , D , Footo of Idaho , A. W. Slubbs of Kansas , J. C. Bolkin of Montana , John Abbott of Nebraska , S. D. llowenzer of Now Mexico. J. II. Hamilton of Oregon , J. II. Bailey of South Dakoto , Wal ter Gresham of Texas , W. H. King of Utah , Frank Bond of Wyoming and C. W. Irish of Nevada. The executive committee consists of Isaac Truman of California , A. W. Itagerof Idaho , J. W. Gregory of Kansas , W. A. Clark of Montana , James Stopbonson of Nebraska , W. H. Poor of Now Mexico , J. B. Hunting-ton of Oregon , J. II. Bailey of South Dakota , Monl- gan Jones of Texas , Edward Mcndo of Wv omlng , Francis G. Nowlands of Nevada , W. A. Smythe of Utah The next place of meeting will bo desig nated by call from tbo executive committoo. CIJlLIAJf AFF.llltS tKTTI.KI ) . 1'ublio Holidays Mnrk the Period of Pence niul Prosperity. [ CopvrluMltOlliH Jnme.1 Gunlun Hewlett. ] VAI.I-AUUSO , Chili , ( via Galveston , Tex. ) Scpl. 17 [ By Mexican cable to the Herald Special to THE BEE , ] Not a single member of Balmaccda's government is now in ofilco. The German war ship Leipzig loft hero to day for Coqulmbo. The British war vessel Champion also loaves hero today , She Is bound north under orders to EsquhnaltT The report recently cabled nbout the ap pointment by the provincial government of Augustine Edwars as minister of foreign affairs , is confirmed today by official an nouncement. The government employes will return to their borr.es. The crows of the Imperial and Condcll are now in Callao , but they decline to assist tbo ex-officers of either vessel. The nallonal holidays began today. They will continue until September 20. All the business houses are closed. Great festivities are in progioss. Number or tlio Dead IMaccd nt Two ThoiiHand Three Hundred. MADUID , Sopt. 17. The number of people who perished in the Hoods in the province of Toledo is now placed at 2JOO ! and the number of lives lost In ether localities at 500. In ad dition many were injured. Distress in the rural districts Is intense , duo to the destruction of crops. The total loss from the lloods reaches 1,000,000. Jlurrlenno at Unique. ICopi/rfoMttJ 1801 till Jiimcji ffortlon licuntlt. ' } Iqi'iqui : , Chili , ( via Galveston , Tex. ; Sopt. 17. [ By Mexican cable to tbo Herald Special to Tut : Biu. " | A hurricane from the eastward struck this town at 11 : 'J5 a. m. on September 15. It caused great damage to shipping in the harbor. Nine vessels were moro or loss damaged. The stern moorings of several vessels fouled these of six others. The hurricane lusted half nn hour nnd was accompanied by heavy rain , an occuricnco previously unknown. MISS 1'Mll.l .1 f'A. In Her Now Hole She Creates n Gootl ImprchHlon. CINCINNATI , O. , Sept. 17. Miss Ava's ap- pcuranco as a lecturer in a dime museum gives no support to the theory that iho woman is insane. Her lectures are models of discretion. Shtt makes no assertions that can offend any ono ; but puts in vivid light the fact that from Chicago she had been brought to Cincinnati without her knowledge or consent , and made her escape from some house In Cincinnati last Friday night. She a ns baa many Intelligent listeners , and the common verdict Is that she is not Insane , but an unusually shrewd woman. Evidently she has been cautioned to moderate her in dignation , and she says nothing' to incite uuy feeling or passion. On the ether hand , she denies having said some of Iho disagreeable things attributed to her In the papers. No stop toward explaining the mystery In her case has yet been made , though there is a hint that a clew has been found. Army of the Cumherlnnd. Cor.tiMiius , O. , Sept. 17. The society of iho Army of the Cumberland at Its twenty- second annual reunion , had In this city , elected the following officers : President , General W. S. Kosocraris ; corresponding secretary , General H , M. Cist ; recording sec retary , General J. W. Stools ; ireosurer , General - oral J , S. Fullcrton. Among Iho vice presidents elected are : Colorado , Colonel M. H , Fitch ; Idaho. Lion- tenant W. H. Potllt ; Indiana , General Ben jamin Harrison ; Iowa , G. S. Uoblnson ; Mis- sourl. Colonel S. Simons ; Nebraska , General C. F. Mnndorson ; Toxin , General D , S. Stanley ; Utah , General Nathan Klmbnll. General H. A. Algor was chosen orator nud General W. S. Boynlon as allornalo orator for the next meeting , which will tie held lu Chlckumaueua September ' . ' 5 and 'JO , IS'JJ. ' IlnntH All rrovloiis Itocordn. LONDCN , Sopt. 17. The Hiimburg-Amori- can line steamer Fuorct Bismarck , from New York for Hamburg , arrived nt Southampton this morning , making the trip In six days , twelve hours and fifty-eight minutes. Thlu beats all previous records between Now York and Southampton. Steamer Arrivals. At Kow York Prince William II. , from Amsterdam. MURDERED HIS WIFE. Mike Dossier Narrowly Eso\jic3 n Mob fpi His Awful DooJ. DUNBAR CITIZENS TERRIBLY EXCITED , Sheriff's ' Aotlvo Efforts RcqulwJ to Prevent Summary Justice , i DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO SUICID& Shot Down in Oohl Blood for u Trivial 0 ( Tense. STORY OF THE CRIME BY THE CULPRIT. n AVllIltiRiirKH to Die on thO fourfold but Very Much Kenrctl licln < ; Caught by IjynoherH. iCA CmNob. . , Sept. 17. [ Special Telegram toTnr. Bni : . ] A deliberate murder dor was committed at Dunbar , n village nlno miles out , "of this city on the U. & M. roatl about 7 : ! )0 ) o'clock tonight. Mrs. Mlko GesjV lor was tlio victim anil tbo husband wns tbo tnuriloror. The S.vracuso races and fair was In full blast yesterday mid consequently tlioro was n Inrgc nttunilnnca from Nebraska City nnd nil the towns in the comity. Special train * wore run from tins point nnd Ironi Lincoln. The rouirn special from Syracuse reached Dunbnr nbout 8 o'clock. Just prior to tha moment the excursion train whistled Mike Gossler drew n revolver from his pocket and deliberately shot his wifo. A mob wns hurriedly organized nnd if it baa not been for the train the body of tbo wife murderer would have dangled from a telegraph polo in tlio morning. Uosslcr Is n tail , stout , healthy German , about ! ! 5 years of ago , wearing n doltcato blonde inustncho and n ruddy face. 'Uhon the train was hailed by Dunbar citizens the were informed thut Sheriff Willman wa * aboard , and that ho hnd immediately arrested ! the murderer. Ho wns placed on the train , followed by an angry crowd who were unxloua to mete out immediate justice. Gcsslor was brought to this city and placed In n cell in the county jail under careful guard. The fellow , however , preferred to bo hung ; shot or disposed of without ceremony. A representative ) of TUG Bin happened to bo nboard the excursion train and was granted the privilege of an interview with the wifQ murderer nt onco. "What Is your namoi" was asked. "Miko Gcsslorvas the prompt reply in brokop Gorman. ' 'What ' are you under arrest for ! " "FoJ shooting my wife , I suppose. " "Will you make a statement of how thij " affair occurred1' ? - "Cortaiuly , " sold Gosslor , nnd ho then prof cocdcd to toll all nbout it. In substance h said : "Last sprli'g I was man led in Nc brnska City. My wife's iiiuno wns fttr ? . Mutzman. She hnd loft her first husband ; I do not know whether they were divorced or not. 1-utiow that they had not lived to'j KOthor for nbout two yenrs. Wo got along ilrst rnto for awhile. I worked hard all the time. Lately my wife has been very" " reticent nnd cold. Yesterday morn * ing I loft homo about 10 o'clock nnd wont over to Trinity IIulTner's saloon where I played high flvo nnd drank boor nil duy. 1 got homo about 7 o'clock and my wife ) would not spcalc to mo. "I asked her why she refused to talk to rod and her response was that she did not like to talk to mo. This tnado mo very ancry ant ) 1 draw ray revolver and shot her. " "Did you not know that a ptstcl she wound was llablo to result fatnllyj" "I never stopped to think. " 'Now that you nve nwnro that your wife 1 $ dying , what have you to say' " "This much. If she Is deau I want to dl too , " and with this remark Gchslor placed ! his hand across his heart , as much as to ! n dlcato that his wholu life was In the woman ) ho had murdered. After the shooting Gc.sslcr attempted to blow his brains out , but Dr. Purkborst and ! other neighbors knocked the pistol from hl4 hand. The report of the pistol drew out the entire- neighborhood , nud had the special train been n llttlo inter ' .hero would h.ivo been n hanging , as the Dunbar citizens would have acted according to thd rules of Judge Lynch. Hero in Nebraska City there Is no apparent danger of Goss * ler's being mobbed , but according to his own statement nnd wishes ho will probably hang * according to law. Ho was sober onougU when ho admitted the crime to tell the de tails nnd declared himself perfectly to suiter the penalty. Another 1'cport. DUNMIUI , Nob. , Sopt. 17. [ Special Tolo > grnm to Tin : Bm : . ] Mlko Schlcslcr tonight shot his wife through the right sldo of tha neck with intent to kill , caused by Jealousy ; The woman may die from homorrhaga , Schtosler threatened to shoot hiniNolf but his gun was taken by Dr. Parkhurst and Wciler. Sheriff Willman happened to bo on the special from Svracuso. The train wast flagged down nnd the prisoner taken lo Nebraska City. Ho hag bourne a good reputation ucro'.cforol j'-uttiu.inr. For Omaha nnd Vicinity Fair ; light change In temperature. For Missouri Clear and fnlr ; southerly winds , continued high temperature , probably fair Saturday , For Iowa Fair , south westerly winds } stationary temperature In southo.ist , slightly cooler in northwest portion. For South Dakota Kalr , westerly winds ! slightly cooler In eastern , stationary temper * nturo in western portion. For North Dakota Fnlr , slightly cooler ] ; westerly winds. For Kansas Fnlr ; stationary temperature In the cast , slightly cooler In the \\cstcrn portion ; southerly winds , shifting to west/- orly. orly.For For Nebraska Fair ; stationary tempera * turo In the eastern portion ; vnrlablo winds. For ColoradoFulr in the bouttieast , local showers In the northwest portion ; variable winds ; slight changes In temperature In the northwn.it , cooler In the southeast portion. WABIIINOTO.V , Sept. 17. Gunorall clonr went tier continues In all districts. The ward wuro continues over the central valleys and IIILS extended eastward over the lower laka region , where tlio temperature has lUon to twenty dogiots. The tomperaiuro U hlith t the northwest , but It has fallen slightly. Too indications nro that clour and fnlr weather will continue , with high temperature , in the central vnllcys , the southern and middle ) Atlantic states during Friday , ana Saturday.