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TWENTY-SECOND YEAH. OMAHA , SATURDAY MORNING , JULY 2 , 1892-TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 11
Prospect of a Presidential Nomination Does
Net Tempt the Learned Judge ,
_ w *
ME SAYS HE IS NOT AN ASPIRANT
'His Name Will Not Bo Presented to the
*
Convention at All ,
POSITIVE REPLY TO A DIRECT QUERY ,
Telegram Eeoaivod from the Judge Last
Night Settles All/Doubt.
SILVER MEN ARE BOOMING STEWART
Nevada's Senator to Bo Sprung as an
Opponent tD General Weaver.
NEVADA MEN BECOMING DESPERATE
Will Run Their Own Ticket if Not Satisfied
with the People's. '
ENCOURAGED BY THE SENATE'S ' ACTION
PaEsago of the Tree Coinage Bill Joyfully
Welcomed by Delegates.
WHERE THE WOMEN WILL COME IN
Mrs. Annie L. Diggs of Kansas Talks of
Her Cox's ' Aims.
HARD WORK FOR THE LOCAL COMMITTEES
Dplogntot Arrliln In IJrovos nnd Srcltliif
Accoiiiiiitidiitluiu lcctln ( if the * Nu *
tliinul i\rciiUvn Cinnnilttuu Vluo
I'rosliu-nt I.uiu'k'8 rrudlclloiu.
Judge Grcsham has at last boon heard
from and has dellned in his own peculiar
way his position In regard to the presidential
nomination. Hon. H. S. Scott , chairman of
the Ion a state central commlttoo of the noo-
plo's party , yesterday sent Judge Gresham
the following telegram :
W'll you stand as thu cindldatn of the
Omaha convention for the iireil luncy on the
Kt. Uinls platform ? H. S. SCOTT.
To this tcloyrnm Judge Grcsham last
night replied :
I Bland by my Interview of a. few days ace
on this subject. My nuino will not bo pro-
nciiteu Iff the Onuih.i convention.
WAI.TKH Q. Gitr.siiAM.
The Intorvlow to which Juago Gresham
rofcra was ono In which he slated that ho
agreed with the people's party on a great
many things , but that ho did not azroo with
that party In nil its declarations. Thus the
totogrum received from the Judge Is inter
preted as moaning taut ho can
not stand as a candidate on
the St. Louis platform , slnco In his Inter
vlow ho stated that ho did not ngroo with
that party In nil Its declarations. The an-
nouncornont that a telegram had boon received -
coivod from the Judge caused considerable
oxcltotnunt Into last evening , and when Its
contents bocntno known It was generally
accepted by the inoro conservative as
clearly Indiritini ? that Judgj Grostvim dd not
dcslro his nnmo to bo longer mentioned n
this connection. C/onsidorab lo stress Is put
upon his closing sentence : "My nnmo will
not bo presented to the convention. " Tills is
accepted M bolng the expression of his sin
cere doslro in regard to the matter. There
nro n row of the inoro onthuslastlo Graiham
mon , however , who are still disposed to bo-
llovo that the Judge will accept the Humilia
tion If It bo londorod him , but thcuo gentlemen -
mon appear to bo In a hopeless minority , nnd
the Indications now are that this telegram
will bo accepted as authoritative and dual ,
and that the GraMiam boom Is a thing of the
past. _
r.m
OD U'lm riuini TInH thu .Juclgci
Dholillut tfi Acc' < * pt.
With the posslblo exception of General
Weaver of Iowa tburo Is no candldato mak
ing n canvass for the prosldenllal noininu-
tlou. Judged from tbo xcntlmonU expressed
by the majority of the delegates already on
the ground Judge Grcsham needs only to say
the word to have the nomination oy acclama
tion , Whllo there Is soni'j doubt as to his
ucccptanco , the delegates aio tumble to shako
off thu improsslon that ttioro will Issue HOIUO
tlmo bofuro the convention a lutfor announc
ing his willingness to stand for Uu > nomina
tion.
tion.Whon
When nskod on what assurance they base
that hopn they are , with one exceptlor un-
nblo to glvo n satisfactory answer. That ex
ception is Henry Vincent of the Indianapolis
Nonconformist. Ho Is of the opinion that
Leroy Temploton , chairman of the Indiana
dologntlsn , will bring with him u letter from
Grcsham assenting to the usoothis name.
Tcmploton Is u neighbor of the Judge and ha >
eecn him recently. Mr. Vincent nUo nuts lu
evidence the statement thtit Judge Grosh-
nm's son has goi.o to French Like , Intl. , to
urge his fatlu < r to be a candldato.
The article following was handed in bv nn
Illinois dolocato who formerly lived In thh
city and who U wearing n Gresham badge
und milking u cnnvnss for Grushanii
A Cll-d.
We , the tindorsiguod members of the pco-
plo's party of America , called upon Judge
Walter Q. Grcshum , ut tils residence , ' . ' 003
I'ralilo uvcuuo , C'hloago , on tlur.i'jlil nf Juno
' . " \ 1SIU. This plcusiint confeionco lasted
over ouo hour , and during that tlmo numerous -
ous n till rest os were intul'i by varlnuH mem
bers of the people's pirty , In which every
speaker declared his dcmro that Judge
Gresham should bothopeoplu'3 partynomlneu
for prostdouU To these oxprebttlons Julgo
Groihamnmno no dltsont , while ho did not
und could not ns a sclf-rospuctlng Uiun ,
nccopvtho nomliiutlon whttm this coiumltti'o
bad no authority to oITor , ho did no' , ns ho
could most properly aavo dor.o , say , "I will
siol ucoept the people's party nomination at
Oraabu. "
Judge Groiham U a dUtlngulihrd stiitos-
tuan , dutlneuUhcd for hU high en u of
honor. If It wns out of tint ( | UCkllon for him
to accept the m'oplu'a parlv nomination for
preildont , ho U inocUoly thu grand , truu uimi
to have told the couiumt"p so in clear and
Uiiwlsiukuulu latifuugo , Ho v.'ould not hiwu
allowed thorn lo Icavo his presence under
any doubt or delusion on that question , Hut
what were the circumstances of the c.isof
Judge Gresham In a long nnd frank conver
sation , declared hlmsoK heartily In sympathy
with all the essential priuclnlos ot the pee
ple's party. Ho did not refuse to bo Its ores-
Idonllnl nominee , but allowed the commlttoo
to go away , believing that no would accept
If the honor were tendered him by the con
vention.
Would nn honorable nnn have done this If
ho did not menu to accept the nomination )
Ho would not. and Judge Gresham 1 * known
to thu entire land ns the soul of honor , con-
6en.uor.tlv ho will nt-copt the nomination of
the paoDlo's turtv If honorably olTored him.
Tills is the linn conviction of the under
signed people's party men , all of whom were
present on thu occasion In question.
Luster C. Hubbaru , teucono Smith , A. H.
Francis , Ambrose N. Smith , Charles W.
Kusaoll , D. M. Fulwilor , Andrew Ashton ,
Alfred Clirk.
( irrahum'ft Itotl < * rnco
Conslderablo amusement has boon created
by a Washington dlspatnh stating Senator
btewart of Nevada hail dispatched n messen
ger to Omaha , bearing u plaiform , upon
which ho says ho will bo willing lo accept
the people's party noinltiatloii for the presi
dency.
Tbo trulh is Senator Stewart's ' nnmo is not
being even seriously discussed In this con
nection by the leaders who are on the ground
and the suggestion that the people's party
would ba willing to mould Its platform to
hull the pirtlcular fancy of any
aspirant for the nomination , oxcltos
merriment rather than serious con
sideration. Itidoed , there is no
doubllhut If oven Iho dlsllngulshcd Judge
Grcsham were lo decide lo accept the pee
ple's party nomination , ho would have to ac
cept the platform , sub-treasury and all , and
run ns the exponent of the well known and
avowed principles of the people's party.
The uncertainty of Judge Groahura's post-
tlsn In regard lo the prosldunlinl nomination
has caused much discussion nnd there
Is a feeling that serious embarrassment maybe
bo preclpltalodunless Iho position of the dis
tinguished Jurist becomes autnoritallvoly
dcllnod. Chairman Tauboncck and ether
leaders of the pooplo's party nro to-
dav inquiring where a lologrum will roach
Judge Groshnm and announce their Intention
of wiring him to ascertain whether ho will
nccopt the people's party nomination if It is
formally tendered.
\ Veer lor ( Ireill.nil or Himself.
Gcnoral James B. Weaver of Iowa estab
lished himself nt Iho Mlllard hotel yesterday
morning and received the various people's
party dclogalos who crowded eagerly into
bis room.
"Who is your cholco for president ! " General -
oral Weaver was asked by a reprosontallvo
of Tun Br.E.
"Waller Q. Grcsham Is my first cholco and
Weaver is mv sacond , " said Iho general ,
smiling. "If Gresham will accept I think wo
nro all for him , nnd 1 presume wo will hear
somolhing au'horitativo from him , or from
some ono aulhorizod lo represent him , pretty
soon. "
"What do you think the platform will boi"
' '
"I think It'will bo the S't. Louis platform ,
which you have already published , with n
plank added denouncing the force bill. In my
opinion there will bo very little difference ot
opinion on tbo platform mid It will bo u mai
ler very quickly and very harmoniously dis
posed of. "
General Weaver smiled nl the suggestion
that Senator Stewart had sent u messenger
to Omaha with a plutforra upon which ho
would accept the nomination for tlio presi
dency , nnd said : "I don't think Senator
Stowurt has done anything of the kind. lie
is n very sensible man and would bo a good
candidate , but ho would not expect the plat-
lorm to bo molded lo sull Iho convenience ot
nny nun. "
Wh il Hun Tor re II lironght.
Benjamin Terroil of Texas , for four years
national lecturer of the alliance and tbo
moving spirit of the St. Louis conference ,
bad hardly roglslorcd ut the Mlllard and
escorted his wife to their room before n
rumor spread lhat ho brought the desired
assurance lhat Judge Grcahnm would accept
the presidential nomination. When re
quested to unbosom hlmsolf Mr. Terrell
became evasive , saylnc :
"I had n conversation with Judge Gros-
hnm , but it was privalo nnd I would not bo
Justified in repeating It. I can say , however ,
that when n commlttoo of our party wont to
him ho cxuro-isoil himself ns heartily In sym-
palhv with the movement , and when the
platform was explained to him ho did not ob
ject to its principles. Ho moreover said lhat
the money aud corporate powers were a men
ace lo ibo people and ho regarded this
movement ns a protest against the existing
ovtls. "
"Dou you think. Mr. Terrell , that there
will bo anyone nt this convention authorized
to speak for Mr. Groshami"
"Yos , I do , " ho answered , but when asked
to stale who It would bo he evaded Iho ques
tion. Mr. Terrell's manner was calculated
to convoy the impression thai no believed
Grcsham would consent lo iho use of his
nnmo.
A Michigan delocnto-at-lnrgo declared In
favor of n western man. Ho thought his
delegation fell kindly toward Gresham , but
that a candidate from a state nearer the Oc
cident would bo inoro acceptable.
The balance of the California dologailon
cnmo in al 10:10 : , and were assigned quarters
at the Brunswick. They but reiterated the
utterances of their advance guard 03 to their
preference for Weaver.
Among the arrivals of the morning wns
MM. A. P. Stevens , ono of Iho proprietor *
of the Vanguard , u newspaper worker o'
national reputation. Mrs. Stevens is mas
ter workman of dlslrlctassombly 72 , Knights
of Labor , embracing northwestern Ohio , a
position she has hold fur years. Mrs. Stevens
Is here as n dologntc-at-largo from Iho
Ninth congressional dislriol of Ohio. "Wo
want Gresham for the head of the ticket ,
and wo are going to huvo him , " she said ,
"It is nil nonsonco to talk aboul hU re
fusing. " . The llltlo lady wears n Groshnm
delegate bndgo and also the tin bucket badge
whlcn Gresham caused to bo adopted when
he appointed a railroad receiver , and de
clared that iho tin bucket brlcado should bo
thu preferred creditors.
HUOMIMJ hHNATOK S n\VAHT. :
SlUor li'i > 2Uc'tuiii. | | . Worlcln ; ; for th No-
\Milu Soniitiir.
The txnnouncoment of Hon. A. J. Strootor
of Illinois tonight that ho did not believe
Judge Groshmn would nccopt the proildon-
Hal nomination , and that in thn event of hU
refusal ha wns In favor of United Statoi
Senator Stewart of Nuvada , has caused tbo
Stowurt boom to laaslvo qulto nn Impotu * .
It is becoming vary ovldunt that the dele
gates from the Mlvor states of the wojt ivill
glvo Sonstor Stewart very earnest support ,
and in the event of Groihum bDluc strlckon
from the list It is probable
\Voavor nnd Stownrt will bo the loaning
candidates , The drift of sentlmont at this
tlmo Is doddouly In favor of Weaver ns be
tween tnoso two , but there uro careful
propiirailon * being made to spring a form
idable Stewart boom on Sunday.
lion Lee Cr.iudnll of Washington , D. C. ,
ono of tbo Ica'luM of the Silver loacuo. Is lu
the city and appoarj to hnvo charge of Sunn-
tor Stewart's canvass. Ho announces that
ho has hud a long conversation with the
Nevada senator und that there U no doubt of
his willingness to accept the nomination nnd
tnaito tbo campilgu on the people's parly
platform If the convention ducluos to aulou't
Him.
Him.General
General A. J. Warner of Ohio ,
a votornr. in the free coinage movement , Is
on his way to ibid city to urgu thu nomina
tion of Senator Stewart , und when this fact
came to publlu know cdgo it crouton n great
deal of discussion , us It was at once accopteJ
ns an ovldonco that tuo powerful Silver inaguo
had doddrd upon Senator Stewart of Nevada
us the presidential cnndldalo cf the people's
party U U could cxurt tbolutliuneo uecossury
to control the convention.
.south Will IU' l t Stimurl.
Thora la , however , a slight dlspoiltlon on
thu iinrtof the dol-jgatis from the great
f cm in ns well us on the part of the represen
tative of thn Knights of i abor and the
various Industrial organizations of the ouu
lo usL-M't Ihltattompt of thu Silver league to
c etiur/o , so man , of the- destinies of
the people's party. They point to the fact
that nt thn national conventions of both the
democratic and republican parties this snmo
league appeared on the ground nnd
practically assured each ot these parties
of Its support In case It would
Incorporate frea coinage plank In its pint-
form. These dissenting delegates contend
that there Is moro In the people's party than
the moro llnnnclal question , and that while It
Is perhaps the 0:10 : of the gieatost Impor
tance there nro other Issues which must not
bo lost from sight , and that , tbo destinies of
the people's party cannot bo mndo entirely
subservient to the Silver league. And so it
is likely that while a stronuotis
effort may bo exerted on behalf
of Senator Stewart and n formidable move
ment In his intcrot may bo started Just
before the day of baliot arrives , there Is
little doubt tuls would bo mot bv n , vigorous
rosistnnco on the part of thoco suspicious
delegates who think that the silver btutos of
the west should learn more ot the great In-
ilustilal movemunt which 1ms given birth to
the third political pirty boforn they nssumo
to dictate Its presidential candidate ,
TlKIii ! : ) TIIK.M MIUIITir.Y.
Ninrt ol thn rassin : ) nt llio Silver Hill In the
SrnutoVcll Itcculvml.
The national convention of the people's
oarty will convene und'jr Inspiring circum
stances. The passage of the free silver bill
by the United States sonnto yesterday Is ac
cepted by the delegates to the' notional con
vention as n vindication ot their organiza
tion's demand for n greater circulating
medium. The leaders all ugrco that nothing
could have been done at this tlmo that could
have boon moro propitious for the people's
party hopes.
The national central commlttoo , composed
of 150 prominent members of the people's
party from nil sections of the union , was In
session in this city when the onnto took the
llual vote on the passage of the silver bill.
Thirty seconds after the result was an
nounced by the chafrman of the sonata , 1.590
miles away , the announcement of the pss-
sago of the bill was reported to this con for-
once by n ropresontutlvo of Tun Br.c. The
effect was electrical. Nearly every member
Jumped to his toot nnd three cboora were
given for the United States senate , and It
was brawny Ben Torrell ot Texas who
shouted : "Now lot the people's representa
tives , the lower house of congress , do the
people's bidding and hkowlso pass this bill. "
There Is a fooling hero that the house of
representatives will hardly dare adjourn
without giving this measure Its considera
tion. Telegrams of congratulation have
Hashed from this city to Washington con
gratulating Sonator.i Kyle und Poffor and
all other people's party legislators for the
llrst ray of hone that comes In the passage
of a free coluaga bill by tuo United States
senate.
Urcilmm If llo Wants It.
The presidential quostion'ls naturally becoming -
coming the engrossing topic in this great
gathering and the feeling of uncertainty ns
to the outcome is becoming ono of positive
anxiety. The great popularity of Judge
Walter Q. Gresham maUoj his nomination
practically certain In the event of his will
ingness to accept , and so ttrong Is Gros-
htim's popularity becoming tnat many
of the moro conservative leaders
are fearful that the convention
may bo lea into the erlous error of bestow
ing the nomination upon a man who may
subsequently reject it. Ignatius Donnelly
expressed the sentiment of n strong element
when ho said : "Wo must not go too fast
tvlth this Gresham movement , but must
await some expression from Judge Gresham
hlmsolf before wo nominate him. If ho is
willing to accept and make tbo light on our
plutlorm I think there ! > hut one opinion as
to the desirability of his nomination , but
until it is known that he will accept pru
dence ( lomaticls tnat tbo nomination should
not be tendered a man who Is nutsldo our
pirty. If it should bo done and Gresham
should then decline it would bring our party
into rldiculo throughout the nation. "
Will ID Nothing Kimli.
This caution of Donnelly , which finds an
oono from nearly Hll the people's party
leaders , has had the effect of sllgntly checkIng -
Ing the Gresham movement. It U tacitly
agreed on all sides that Grcshum's name Is
not to bo mentioned in the convention unless
authoritative assurance is received thut ho
stands prepared to accept the nomination.
So General Weaver , Chairman Tuuboneok ,
Ben Terrell and other leaders of the party
have Joined together In taking stops to so-
euro a positive Intimation of his position
from Judge Gresham. If this in
timation is a favorable ono General
Weaver hlmsolf will present Grosham's
name to the convention In a ringing speech
und the nomination of the distinguished
jurist will bo made by acclamation. If , how
ever , Gresham should decline to bo con
sidered n candidate , tbo Indications tonight
nro that General \Vcavor will bo tbo presi
dential nominee.
While bo expresses his first choice to bo
Grosbam , General Weaver does not deny
that ho stunus prepared to make the cam
paign In case ho Is selected as the party's
btuntiard bearer , und at this tlmo Weaver Is
certainly , next to Gresham , the choice of the
convention. Hon. Bon Terrell of Texas Is
prominently mentioned tonight In connection
with the vlco presidency.
ruii : biL.viit on nn : .
Novniln Will On It Mono If Nut Hntisllcil
with llio roole' | I'latlorin.
The first silver leaguer to put In an ap
pearance was G. S. Nixon of Wlnnomuccn ,
Nov..who engaged quarters for twelve dele-
galas at the Mlllard. Mr. Nixon Is the
oashtor of the First National bank of his
town and editor and proprietor of the Silver
State , a dally paper. Politically ho U a re
publican , being a member of tuo state com-
mitluo and chairman of tbo county com
mlttoo. In answer to reportoriul queries ha
said :
"Tie mimbotshlp of the silver clubs of
Nevada Is made up of all pantos und wo uro
for a free silver candidate on a free silver
platform without regard to party. The
organization of silver clubs began In our
state 'last April , and of the 13,00) ) voters In
Nevada two-thirds are already enrolled In
these clubs. Wo oxpoov to huvo BO par cunt
of all bsfore election.
"After tbo Minneapolis convention refused
to recognize our demands wo called a conven
tion of the clubs , which met lust Saturday at
KOHO. That convention organized the silver
party of Nevada and put up un doctoral
tlcnut. Of the electors two uro republicans
mid ono a democrat. Tuo republicans are ex-
congressman Thomas Wren und ox-State
Senator C. C. Towney , who was nn opponent
of Stowurt 11 vo years ago for the United
Slates senatorjhlp. Ttio democrat Is M. S.
Bonnlllcld , who hold & Judicial ofllco some
years u o. The convention also cnoso twelve
delegates to the Omaha convention ,
"Tho democratic state convention not
only omitted lo nominate nu doctoral ticket ,
but absolved Its canaldnio * from suppirtlng
Cleveland and Stovcnsou , It Is alsu very
doubtful If the republicans put up nn doctoral
llckbt. That will give you some Idea of the
strength of the silver sentiment In Nevada ,
und you must ramombor that the membership
of the silver league Includes the best and
brainiest men In the stato.
"If wo fall to got u satisfactory candldato
nt this convention wo propose to organize u
silver party and nominate a presidential
ticket of our own. If disappointed hero wo
will go baforo the National Mining conven
tion at Helena , on July It ) , and endeavor to
form n silver party. If wo fall In that , thn
silver moil of Colorado , Nevada , Montana
and Idaho will ineut Independently and
organize. Tnojo four states have thirteen
electoial votoj , and oven If wo only succeed
In uufuatlni ; HurrUon wo will have advanced
our cause by compelling the ropublluiu party
to rcjpcct our strength lu holding thu
balance of power
"Nevada has three electoral votes , and the
nominees of our Iciiguo will undoubtedly bo
clouted , so thatthcru will bj n. bllvnr party
ovou If Nevada has to go it alone , Colorado
has 10.000 voters cnrollnd In her silver league ,
mid M. II , Sinter , its chairman , arrlvd
this afternoon , llo went before the
Minneapolis nnd thu Chicago conventions ,
and ho will bo baokod hero by a strong dele
gation , The other Nevada delegates will
begin arriving tomorrow.
"Nevada Is not Instructed for any candl
dato. All wo aslt is n Ireo silver plank with
a free silver man on It. Gresham would bo
mitlroly sitlsfnctory to us nnd Is our first
cholco. Of COUMO Senator Stewart is n
favorite in our section , but wo need him In
the fienato , nnd there arc other men who
would bo stronger In the east nnd south. D.
O. Mills , the father-in-law ot WhltoluwKold ,
owns the Virginia City Enterprise nnd the
Virginia &Truchoo railroad. These Interests
will oppose the silver loamio , but wu bnvo
the Australian election system , so that their
inllueuco will not cut much of a llguro. "
Vlawri of u lUniKtnllUt.
Colonel Leo Crandall of Washington , D.
C. , editor of the National View , arrived with
his family yesterday and Is at the Mll
lard. The colonel is a member of the na
tional committee nnd n delegate from the
District of Columbia. H < j is iilso secretary
of thu Ainoricun Bimetallic league recently
organised mid a delegate to the National
Mining congress nt Ilolcnn. Ho has been
connected with the greenback or the people's '
party movement slnco 18TO.
"Tho membership of our league Is scat
tered nil over the .country , " said Coloni-l
Crandall to n reporter , "and It Is growing
rapidly. It Is made up o ! men of all politi
cal faiths. The league Is nonpartisan , but
Its moirboM will naturally support the can
didates who stund for free and unlimited
coinage of silver. The league ns nn organi
sation will not cotnc before the convention ,
but it passed a resolution at its recent moot
ing asking the pcoplo's party tonamon
ticket and make a platform acceptable to our
members. Individual members will be hereto
to urge tbat , and among them will bo Gau-
cral A. J. Warner' of Ohio who , though n
democrat , Is president of the league.
"Wo will not urpo any particular candi
date. My Idea is ( hat the delegates from
the iioithwestern 'nnd the 1'aclllo states
should bo allowed to narna the candidate for
president , and that'tlu southern states
should bo permitted to fl.l the second place.
Gresham would bo satisfactory to the silver
men , but before ho U nominated It must bo
known that bo will nccopt nnd stand on n
free silver nlatforiri. With proper candi
dates on the right platform the people's
partv will carry Georgia , North and South
Carolina and Alabama. Wo also have n
good lighting chance In Texas , and western
silver men nro conlldont we can carry
Colorado , Nevada , Idaho , Montana nnd the
two Dakotns. Of course this convention Is
already committed lo'givo us a silver plank
that will concede nil the Icacuo asks. "
llcnihiimrtors Opoiiod.
M. H. Slater , the npostlo of free coinage ,
arrived duiiug the afternoon , and , fraterniz
ing with G. S. Nixon ot Nevada , opened Sil
ver league headquarters lu room 110 at the
Mlllard. Mr. Slater Is the chairman of the
Colorado Silver loapuo nnd preached the
gospel of free colaajo to tbo republican
platform commlttoo at ' Minneapolis and the
democratic commltto'a'at Chicago. lie came
to Omaha from Chlcairo nnd feels that bo
has finally found son6 ono of his own faith.
"At ttio last rockonttig the Colorado Silver
league had eighty cJa-clnbs , with a membership -
ship of19,000 , " ho sala to n reporter. "Tho
Denver club , alone , bos 11,000 members.
Kicli man signs n pledge to vote for no man
for nny prominent , oflco ) , except hols un-
quallllodly for the fr'ao coinage of sliver and
gold and stands on nplatform declaring for
free coinago. When the members of the
Denver club signodt the roll they were asked
to glvo their politics , [ f the proportion holds
throughout the slaUi < ag lu'Danvcr tticro nro
about 18,000 republicans and 15,000 demo
crats in the league.1Poorest / are third party
men or glvo no politics. Wo can hold nlna-
tontbs of the momtership on the St. Louis
Platform and carry Colorado. "
"Whom do you.profor'for the presidential
candidate ? " ,
"Wo consider Gresham sound bn the silver
question , nnd ho would be entirely satisfac
tory. 1 think , however , that Senator John
T. Morgan of Alabama would bo even a
bettor candldato. I am not as enthusiastic
ai Bomo who think the third party candidate
can bo oloctcd. The most wo can hope to do
Is to throw the election Into the democratic
house. Morgan has a bettor record as u dem
ocrat than Cleveland and ho would stand
some chance of boliitr chosou. A majority of
the representatives from twenty-seven states
are silver men and It ouly takes tweaty-throo
states to elect. "
WHAT AN KOITOK THINKS.
Mr. Dulibyn Talks nf the Pint form Anione
tlio Press ( imiK.
Editor William R. Dobbyn of the Pro
gressive Ace of Minneapolis , ono of the delo-
gutos-at-lrtrgo from Minnesota , arrived yesterday -
torday morning. Ho stated that Minnesota
and the entire norttuveu was solid for
Gresham , with Weaver as second choice in
case the Indiana man could not be nro vailed
upon to nccopt. Ho thought It certain that
a southerner would be selected for second
place , but ho had no idea who bo would bo ,
although ho had heard Davis of Texas prom
inently mentioned.
Ho was in favor of drafting a now plat
form , embracing the main features of the St.
LouU production und certain , ether things.
Ho said that the third party was Just start
ing out , and would bo given Its most import-
nut nond-olT hero at Omahn , and should
therefore have a platform formulated for tbo
occasion , and not ba content with any hand-
mo-downs. As to the prohibition and equal
suffrage contingent , ho said that while the
north was In favor of equal suffrage , It was
very unpopular In tbo south. Ho thought
the convention would probably try to concil
iate tno southerners by cropping that plauk ,
but ho hoped not.
To Ilegtilnto the Hnluon ,
He did not believe there would bo any
thing said about prohibition , but bellovcd
thatn plank would bo Inserted regarding
the nationalization of the liquor trafllc.
"That , " said Mr Dobbyn , "will bo a voto-
goiter Instead of u voto-loser. It removes
the revenue tax , destroys the political power
of the saloon , prevents the adulteration of
liquors and would not offend thu personal
liberty advocates' . It woula place the tralllo
lu the hands of the government at cost und
no outbldors could compete with it.
It Is really n tompoiMuco mov ; , for thu saloon
power must ba destroyed before wo can
have prohibition. It is merely preparing
the way for the nrohibltionists , nnd they
should glvo us tliuiu support. The position
ot the prohibitionists .011 cotnairo will throw
nt least 100,003 of their people to our ranks
without a doubt.
"I have been much Interested in reading
of the energy displuvea by thoOraubn peopla
In preparing for1 this convention. I bavo
been surprised sired coining hero to see the
enterprise of the cttkciis and tlio grand de
velopment of the cltjr.iund have been partic
ularly struck with the cordiality nnd good
fooling expressed. Your city will see the
results ot It long , after tbo convention hat
become history. "
Among the .S'owxjmper Worlicrn.
R. W. Storrs , n Florida newspaper man
and delegate , came 'In ' uhoad of his dele
gation , which numbers fourtoon. Ho tald
tlio balance with noaut tblrtv visitors would
bo In during the ovcplnjr. Ho tuld thut the
Florida dplogatloa was for Gresham , "pro
vided Gresham would got on thu mlddlo of
the St , Loutp platform with both foot and
stand there with hoola and toes down , "
OtborwUe , they would hnvo to look else
where , for they did not want any dodging of
the subtroasury Auhomo or any othr pan of
the platform.
In l his rospcot Mr. Btorra differed from
Mr , Deb u vn of Minnesota , who suld that thu
people of his Mate did not lay as much
stress ou that part of the platform ai they
did on the rostof ll , and Judge Grusbam's
disapproval of It would not render him any
the low satisfactory to them.
John W. Postgato U hero representing tbo
Chicago Herald , and will bo Joined by
Charles Ludcrer und R. U. Bojari.
Mrs. A. G. Havdo.i , connootod with the
Dakota HurulUt , Is ut the Mlllurd.
W. S. Morgan , secretary of the National
U'iform Prot association , also editor of the
National Reformer , und associate rdltcr of
the New Forum , St. uoult , is nt the Mlllurd ,
assisting Chairman Taubunock.
Looter C. tluubjrd , formerly editor of tbo
Farmer's Voice , but now editor ot the Van
guard , the now third partv piper nt Chicago ,
cnmo in this morning nnd may bo found ut
the Murray.
S. R. Davis , representing the Chicago
Nows-Rocord , is In the city to report the pro
ceedings of the people's party convention.
Hnmlln Garland , whojs the apostle of the
"new Idea , " and the lltornrv sensation ot the
hour , author of "Main-Traveled Roads , "
"Jason Edwards , " "A Member of the Third
House,1 a pitilessly frank study of American
legislative methods , will nrrlvo < n the city
this morning and will hnvo qunrors * nt the
Murray. Whllo hero ho will bo entertained
by Mr. nnd Mrs. R. B. Poittlo of the World-
Herald.
Mrs , Clara B. Colbv. vlco-prosidcnt of the
Woman's National Press association , has
called n mooting of all Nebraska woman
Journalists or writers , to meet nt the World-
HoraltirootnsntSp.nl. to organize ti Ne
braska division.
S. F. Cnry of the Cincinnati Knmilror Is
In the city for the purpose of ropoitlnu the
proceedings of the forthcoming convention
for hU paper. The name of Cary will bring
up warm memories of llio famous campaign
of Ihtt ) . "Old Sam" Cary of Ohio , n relntlvo
of thi ! Knqulrer's representative , was candi
date for vlco president on the grounbank
ticket with Peter Cooper , nnd that year
sowed seeds In Iowa which two years Inter
resulted in the election of U'oivor nnd Gillette -
lotto , two avowed grconbaekors , to congress
from the Sixth mid Seventh districts , re
spectively.
For tno Information of newspaper cor
respondents and the general puullo the
Western Union Telegraph companv desires
to state that n full forca ot operators and
carriers will bo on duty at the convention
hnll at 0 o'clock Saturday morning to remain
ou duty during the session of the convention.
i : TIII : WOMIN : UOMI : ix
Mrs. Annti Dlggn Tullts About the Woman
Slilo nl the Convention.
Women are to play no inconsequential part
in the nomination of n man who will stund
squarely on tbo platform which will bo pro
mulgntod next Monday by the representa
tives of the people's party nnd among the
lights on the female side of the house Mrs
Anna L. Dlggs shines brightest. For ten
years she has been acti\o in the work of re
form , first In the ranks of the Women's
Christian Temperance union , now lecturer ,
writer nnd enthusiast In favor of the prin
ciples of the farmers alliance.
Mrs. Dlggs is n potlto brunette with snap
ping uluck eyes , nervous in movement , sug
gesting n follower of Dols.irlu rather than
nn admirer of Polk , the Into president of the
national iiillanco. A typical rolormer In
every look and gesture and a talker of moro
than ordinary ability. Her ntro it would
bo hard to say , possibly 35 , but In
in Minor and activity sbo suggests the girl of
' . ' 0. Ills only when you talk with her that you
nro Impressed with the thought that n girl of
L'O could In no wlso converse so brilliantly
upon u multiplicity of subjects , from govern
mental paternalism and favoritism to the
subtrensury scheme nnd Its promise of solv
ing grout financial problems.
Mrs. Dlggs shows In htr face that there
has been u great deal of "sturm and drang"
In her life , as Carlyle puts it. She has gone
through several stirring stnto campaigns In
Kansas , she has seen her good Iricnd , the late
Sam Wood , go down before tbo bullets of as
sassins , she bus fought valiantly for woman
sullrugc and is today ono of the brainiest
women in the pcoplo's party , n writer of
note , usslstnnt editor of the New Forum ut
St. Louis , secretary of the National Citizens
alliance and dolegnte-at-largo from the Dis
trict of Columbia , mid chosen chairman of
her delegation in recognition of woman's
connection with the alliance.
.Mrs. Dlggb' Sentiments.
"I believe with Emerson , " said Mrs. Dlgzs
as she leaned back in a big arm chair in ono
of the parlors of the Millard yesterday , "that
all now reforms have an element of tbo re
ligious about them. Aud as I look over the
faces of tbo men nnd women who are In the
fore front of the people's movement , I cannot
help but bellnvo that there Is something
higher , something nobler actuating them
than mere sordid , snlllah motives with which
they bavo been charged by tno enemies nf
the raovomont. There is something ideal In
the sinking of sell among those men , some
thing exceedingly noble in the absence of
potty bickoririgs and quarrels. There is n
profound lesson to to learned by the old par
ties in tbls utter solf-ubnegntion nmons the
leaders , who are fighting for measures , not
men. "
"Will yon attempt to pledge the party to
woman's suffrngof" naked the reporter.
"That matter wns settled ut St , Louis , "
replied the intorvlowed. "Mrs. Loeso , Mrs.
Wardall and ether Just us prominent woman
sulttugUts , and myself arcuod all night before -
fore tbo commlttoo on resolutions at St.
Louis to pledge the party to
"
woman suffrage , but when tho" vote
was taken wo were squarely
beaten and then wo resolved to lot the larger
and moro momentous question take prece
dence. It Is thn Biuiio way with the prohibi
tion question. While I am Just as firm an ad
vocate of the prohibition idea as ever , I nm
moro deeply Impressed with the greater re
forms necessary lo bo carried to successful
conclusion before woman sutlrage and prohi
bition shall obtain , I am not fearful , how
ever , as lo iho position tbo people's party
will take ou those questions when the pres
sure of poverty , thu pained consciousness of
deprivation , are put aside as obstructions
which stand In Iho palu of progress.
Condition of thu I.iiborum.
"Tho laborers who are In Iho pinch of dis
comfort from conditions constantly growing
harder have summed up Iho situation and
dccluro that the thing called pollllcs has lode
do with the caso. Tnoy demand readjust
ment and to meet the growing , nay universal
demand from ovary class und condition
for a now order of things , iho people's party
wns born nnd on July will name the man
wbo Is to lead tbo party to viclory In the
November battle of the ballots.
"Tho men ot the farms nnd iho mon of the
mills and mines hnvo Joined forces. Nothing
can stand buforo It because the time has
coino. The quickened race gonsclcnco will
no longer bo at case while hunger and cold
torment the millions. This now conscience
Is ruvolllng against the doctrine of blessed-
be-drud ory for the ether half. Blossad-
bo-diudgory Is vicious. Drudgery has pro
duced misshapen Imugcx , suJ catIcittiros ,
und hovels. Instead of lomplos lor Iho Indwelling -
dwelling ransior the soul. The f armors and
oihcr laborers are not asking much nt the
first. They are conservative , patient , will
ing that conditions shall ovolvo. Bui those
first demands as to land , money nnd trans
portation they will have ; mm following these
such ether good things as shall bo soon men
need wherewith to make them bettor men. "
AT THIS IIOUJU
Delegates und HpoclntorH Inilnlio In nn
Impromptu MIKH .Montlnc.
"Cyclone" Davis of Texas was to address
a mass mooting at the convention hall last
night , but the ulTalr foil through bacauso the
local committee was nol notified. Nor was the
meeting announced in the papers , nil of which
is a great pity , for it would have afforded
thousands of Omaha people a chance to sea n
convention hall that will compare favorably
with tnat at Minneapolis In every rospast
but Its s-jatlng capacity , and nn auditorium
immoasuroably butter than Iho Chicago
wicwum.
The big gum of the poonlo's party are
quartered ut the Mlllnrd Hotel'which Imi it ,
conscquonco bocomu the rallying place of the
Ihlrd party hosii. Last night thu hotel ro
tunda was packed with bobadgod men until
any cITort lo movement cimo to bo u slrugglo
tlint endangered clothing as well as tompurrf.
H was a good naturoj crowd , however ,
Hiadv tolauvh at any sally of wit mid over
flowing with au enthusiasm that bubbled
and shouted and cheered on the slightest
provocation.
"Cyclone" Davis happened to pass down'
the grand stairway , when some ono shouted ,
"Davis , Duvls I" The crowd took up the cry ,
nnd Iho Toxuti hud to respond with ono of
his characteristic tpotvhos , full of homely
wit und ijuulnt Illustrations.
C. A. 1'owor of Indiana then mounted the
stairs and In a stentorian volco announced
mat there was a rumor that ho had received
u telegram from Greshum 'Jcelli.lnb' to per-
THE BEE ; . BULLETIN.
'or Omtfni nil.2 tffl'lf'l
Itatnii iiinl i < ii. " ! ; Ail iiuud l > u roolrr.
I. OrrMrim llrrllutM ? , ' Itnn.
Orlotic lit Mason , >
. Mlvrr Itltl I'mi-iM t , iriinlc.
All ill ot tinW ntt t.euim > .
KIIIIVIH Itopulille tnt Se * lon ,
n. Council ItlnlVH XI-MH
4. IMIIorliU Mint Comment ,
fi. Notirnskt * Untn .Sous.
IVem mt' riitnitaiiiiuii Openetl.
AU'.ilrH ut South Onintm ,
lie.itli'sViiHhliiitoii Letter.
0. I.lvi ! stock nti'l drain Markets ,
7. Stilt righting In llriirll.
H. Alterlolin M'lltono.Vs .lob.
I > . NeliniBkii's Crop Repoft.
1O. CttHix. In HID Supreme Court.
lliiit't lleloof thr Wrclc.
( iriiiul Arm ) Dopiirtment.
mil the USD nf his iimuo for the pmsidenlHl
nomination. Ho wanted It distinctly under
stood that the rumor was faUo mid without
n shadow of foundation.
Airs. l.eiMii ot
The crowd ihon called for various promi
nent member ! of the party anil Powers came
down the stairs loading n lady whom ho In
troduced as "Mrs. Todd of Michigan , the
blggost man in this movement" Mrs.
Todd excused herself from speaklnir booatiso
of n bad cold , but said Mr. * . Loeso of Kansas
would bo along In n minute.
That lady was Introduced by n gentleman
as "Mrs. Lcoso of Ainorloa , " which of
course got n cheer , and she said :
"J presume you want to hear something
about Kansas , the stale that has led In ovorv
reform movement , but I hud better toll jrou
the news from Oregon , ns 1 have Just
cotno from that stale. With only two
weeks of preaching of the Kind
tidings of human liberty Iho people's tmrty
polled one-fourth of the whole voto. With
n llltlo moro work wo will next fall carry the
state by ut least a plurality. The people's
party Is keeping In iho middle of iho road.
We are slrong enough In Kansas to get every
ofllco from nog catcher lo governor. "
Thomas V. Cater of California , a lyplcal
okl-limo campalgnor , made a regulation tnU ,
in which ho declared Ihnl n resolulion would
bo Introduced In Iho convention debarring
nny officeholder from being n delegate to n
convention of the paoplo's party.
Heard Irom ( ienenil Woiitrr.
General Woavnr was received with tumul
tuous client's aud said : " 1 nm delighted nt
the spirit of will , zeal and onthusHsm dis
played here , und especially because you
bring It from your homes. I have been"in
all parts of the country nnd I know the .same
spirit prevails every whore. Wosoomtohavo
reached n time when the brotherhood of man
has stirred the hearts ot the psoplo to their
depths. I found on the Pacific ulopo thou
sands of mon who had been di ivon from
homes in ihc east by n cruel economic sys
tem , nnd I noticed that Ihoy called each
ether brother. They have Iho same motto
as you men south and cast , 'equal rights to
nil , special privilosos for none.1 Thut 1 take
It Is tbo golden tulo In a new Hotting.
When n distinguished statcmati said iho
L-olilon rule had no place In pollllcs , up rose
the alliance with Its golden rule nnd slow
him nnd cast him Into a chasm of defeat. I
thank God the war Is over nnd wo nro one
people , one In sentiment and In feeling. "
Than followed Ben Colvin of Michigan ,
who described himself as a farmer who
lived iii a hole In the woods so small that
when ho wanted to turn around ho had to
unhitch , , lie talked on thu farm mortgage.
Gillette of Des Molnos wns called for mid
denounced tbo old parties , after which ho In
troduced Mr. Davis , also of Iowa , who
gave the crowd a rythmical rendition of the
platform to the tune of "Glory , Glory. Hal
lelujah , " the audience joining in tbo chorus.
The New York Glee club nnd an Illinois
Eoloist followed with "Tho Tariff , " aud "Tbo
Kansas Cyclouo Baby. "
MuKclKhiui Titlktt.
Nebraska's William McKolghar. wns j
pushed to the front by some onthuslaslle
souls from Ihe Flflh dislrlct. Ho said thai
heretofore all discussions of economic ques
tions had elicited south ot Mason and Dixou's
line yells < jf "nigger domination. " and north
of it cries of "rebel bilgadlors , " nnd lie was
glad thai Iho people of bnth sections
had now mot to light the com
mon onnmy , the Iwo old parties ,
llo thoughl there was moro In principle llinn
In mon , nnd moro In Irulh Ihnn In"excite -
mont. Ho honed iho convention would not
allow itself to bo carried nway by oxcito-
menl , but would counsel togolhor dcllb-
oralely and instead of allowing iho platform
to oulor Into details , have It simnlv oniinct-
au > a few great principles. lib counsulQd
each delegate to bo prepared to ylelrt-n little
of his pot theory , ns It would not do for the
skirmish line 10 got too far in ndvnuco of Iho
main body. He declared that the now p irty
felt keenly Iho unfair treatment nccordcd it
by a subsidized press , but ho hoped there
would bo no calling of disagreeable names ,
ns abuse of the old parties would make iho
now movement no votes.
Mr. Ashley , also a Nebraska delegate nnd
nn nx-conlodernte , rejoiced over Iho reunion
of Iho blue nnd Iho grar , and predicted lhat
the people's movement would sweep the
country.
A Volrn Irom Tttxu * .
Palmer of To.xasaiinouncod that the people's
party would entry the Lone Star state
this fall , much lo iho relief ot Bomo of iho
delegates wbo , up lo lhat time , bad appar
ently bad serious doubls of 11. "No moro
100,000 bourbon democratic majority for us , "
said Mr. Palmer. "No moro of Roger Q.
Mills in congress ; no moro party represent
ing fifteen kinds of domocracv. "
Ho said that Texas demanded , ono thing
nnd must have It , and that was a candidate
whoso past record was all right , and who
stood fairly and squarely on the platform.
Texans had carried their lives In their hands
for thu cause and did not propose lo bo
sacrificed.
Baldwin of Connecticut was pushed to the
front , nnd arraigned the old parties for plac
ing the country on its knees as a suppliant
before the British bankets.
NATION.it.
What It Did ut It * Mooting Vo t eril.iy
Afternoon ,
The national central committee of the pco
plo's party mot yesterday uftornnon and o-
looted lion. C. lC Ellington of Goorgla as
the temporary chairman of the convention
nnd John W. Hayes , general secretary
of the Knights ot Labor , as socrotiry. It
also decided thut Hon. Benjamin Torroll ot
Texas should , on behalf of the convention ,
make the response to the address ol welcome
of ibo mayor of Omaha at 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning.
The oxccutlvo commlttoo was dircctod lo
pioparo n list of spoaknrs who should rcgalo
thu convention during the interval hotwcou
ihu appointment of the committee on era-
duntlalH and the report ot ttm * . organization.
Cunirman Taubonuck reported thut ho had
received numerous lotto suggesting the
propriety of setting np'irt ' nn hour In the
ntternoon to bo devoted to memorial ad
dresses In memory of President L. L. Polk
of Iho Farmora Alliance und .Industrial
Union , who died n few dayn ago nt Washing
ton. It wns decided that HUCII addresses
should bo delivered , but considerabledisputo
arose 111 lo thu hour when llio convention
Hhould direct Itself to thosu memorial exor-
clsoi ,
"I suggest that It should DO some hour on
iho Sabbath , " suld General Woavir of lown ,
"No ; 1 am opposed to that , " said Mr. Tor-
roll of Texas. "I think that thin n.irtv owes
U to the memory of President Polk to sot an
hour for thonu memorial exorcises when the
convention shall bo lu regular sonilon and
when nil delegates shall bo present. 1 think
wo should dovota our most valuable lima to
tblt inn tier. President Polk was always
conscientious In his work und uuvayii
did whnt ho believed to bo rluht ; and wo
have test in him ono ot our most valuable
leaden , Lot us glvo those memorial oxer-
[ CO.YriMT.U OX .ItCONP I'AOB.J
SCARCELY A HOUSE ESCAPED
Mason , Nob. , Visited by a Very Destruc
tive Cyclone.
WARNED BY THREATENING CLOUDS
InhiihltiiiiU r Ilio City i'rrpirod for ( ho
Din liter mill No I'ntiillllcH Oeolirrocl
J.iit of tinlitjurrd Olhur
Storm .Nnlrs.
Mvsox , Nob. , July I. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Uii : : j-Al T.33 tlilsovonltie , this town
wns visltoil by n cyclone which loft rulu mid
destruction in ns wnko. I'lio wind
blow tram the southwest , mid Iho
people \vlio hna beim watching Uio
threatening clouds were warned In tlmo to
scolt places of satoty. The residences of J.
H. Mulvnlo , J. A. I'nyiio mid .1. .M. Author
were utmost completely doitroyoil. The
Mcthodlsl and Baptist churches mid the
now brick school house were torn to placet
mid ' ' market Jardorf
I'nyno's meat building ,
& Klllotl'a hardware .toro. Cnstollau fc ,
Hurley's blacksmith stiop , Dreyfus' llverv
barn ami two unoccupied buildings , all on
Miiln street , wcro destroyed.
The front * of A. H. * \ \ orroll's drv gooui
store , Ghaao Bros. ' drug Htoro , the Trail *
script oflloo building and Dauk's store were
nlso badly damaged.
. Many Sin til Unllitlng ; * WroehiMl.
Barns , comcrlbs nnti other small buildings
wcro blown down and promiscuously acntlercd
over the town. Nearly every resilience ) In
the town was tnoro or less damaged. It is
hard tb estimate the damage ut this time ,
but careful estimate * place II at between
$ . ' 5,000 and $10,000.
H Is Indeed Blrango that no ono wns sorl-
ously Injured.
Mut. J. O. POUTHU sustained aomo Injury
while going from her house to n neighbor's.
E. W. Moi-i.iox received Injury by being
struck on the side of the head by u Hying
board.
Dr. K. O. Smith's homo was among those
partly destroyed. Kcndnl .t Smith's largo
corn cribs mid barn wcro blown down.
Several freightcars standing In the railroad
yard were blown over. W. N Dreyfus'
house , onu-half mile cast of town , was partly
blown down nnd his barn Is n complete
wrccit. The roof of .loliu Mulvnny's barn ,
east of town , was damaged. Those who
were so fortunate ai to escape without loss of
property nro lending all the assistance within
their power to their neighbors.
Lightning's Work lit Kriirnoy.
KfiAitxrv , Nob. , July 1. jSpecial Tele
gram to TUB Bii : : . ] During a violent storm
which passed over this city about 8 o'clock
this evening , lightning struck Maxwell's
barn mid burned It , together with four
horses , nilllo Haumlstor , who hau been
tending ; the horses , was knocked down but
recovered in tlmo to got Maxwell's valuable
pacer , Flosslo Hoed , out of the burning
structure. Oao of the animals was a
stallion , owned by Mr. Streetor of Denver
ana valued at $1,000. Maxwell's loss will bo
$2,000 , with no Insurance. The barn Is only
n Sow feet from the gas house , a nd but for
tbo timely arrival of the lira department It
would hnvo burned also.
Until In NcbriiHltu.
Ruxot.pp , Nob. , July 1. fSpscial Tel -
cram to Tim BIK. | Heavy rniu and toino
hail lell Hero today. There was damage to
crops.
Nr.i.s < jx , Nob. , July 1. [ Special Tologr&m
to Tin : BEC.J A heavy rain began fulling
hero thli morning , Melbourne has boon at
work hero for several aoys. Many nUributo
the present moisture to his efforts.
Huxnr.nsoN" , Nob. , July 1. | Sooclal to
I'm' Bii : : . | A splendid shower fell here thin
morning. Crops look tlnoly. Winter wheat
is nbont ready for the sickle.
GIUMI l iJtNi > , Nob. , July 1. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : BEI-.J Ono inch of rulu
fell hero tonight , accompanied by an electric
storm. This ntin wa ° budly needed foi *
small grain mid will insure u fair crop of
oats and wheat.
_
Thlnlc It'H u Mi.llionrno K.iln.
YOIIK , Neb. , July 1. [ Special Telegram to
Tun Bin : ] This morning occurred ttio
heaviest rain since the downpour of last
spring. Fully mi inch of water has fallen.
Many attribute the rain to the efforts of
Prof. Melbourne , who has boon at work at
Nelson , about seventy-live miles west of
York.
JM.V tlK ; IX si J'UO.
1'rolmhloVrcirlt of I ho (11111:111 : I.lno Striimor
City nl C'lilviiu" .
LONDON , July 1. Tholnman line stoainer ,
City of Chicago , Captain Hail ford , which
loft New York Juno S3 for Liverpool , la
ashore on the Irish coast.
Thu Btomnor went ashore In n UCIIHO foff
about half n milo insldo the wast head of
Ktnsnlo. Sno Is In a bad position and from
all that can bo learned ut present U Is bo.
liovcd thuL It will bo a dilioult task to go
her afloat.
The passengers and malls of llio Htraudod
steamer uro now hoinf lauded by means ot
the life boats.
The fore compartment of the steamer is
full of water , as a result of her bottom com
ing In contact with the Jaggon rooks. The
weather is BO thick that the tugs have not
yet succeeded In clearing the harbor , and
will experience considerable dlHIcully lu
reaching the disabled liner ,
J'niind ( iiiilty < l Murilor.
ST. Lome , Mo. , July 1. Late last night a
Jury found Frunk Murxor ctillty of the rnur-
dor of Watchman Mtuhnol Trloncu hero Sop-
torabor 17 Ir.si. Marxor Is n country boy
from St. Clnlr'counlv and confossc.1 shooting
Trlenon for ordering him out of the Iron
Mountain freight yards where Trionon win
omplovcU. Hu altorwards withdrew the
confession , but It wns used nznlntit him. Son-
tuuco of death will bo impotod In n few days.
DiiRpnndoiit mill hliot Ilinmiir ,
CiiHYKS'xi ! , Wyo. | July 1 , | Spoolal Toli ! >
gra ) loTiiu Bnn.J A man nuinod Anderson
from Mompbls'Tumi. , trlod to commit sui
cide In Laramlo city lust evening , Ho shot
himself on Main stroat with a rovolvcr. Tim
bull entered his loft sldo Just below tin
hcurt. Ho was taknii to a physician's olllco.
whoio the wound wns diciBcd. Ho Is still
ulivu with the chuiiccH In his favor. Tha
cansu of the nhoo'.lng Is ddHpondonoy.
IliulVi < ( ! ( fin lh Krlr ,
HIINTINOHIS , InJ. , July 1.Aii uxprns
fiolghton the Chicago & Krlo road was
wracked hero lubt nl 'ht. Ton curs loaded
with bullion , llkand valunblo hones were
ditched. Thu wroeic was caused by tie *
pllod on the truck , It Is uuppoied for the pur
pose of lobbory. No one WUK killed , but tlia
llii'inclul loss will bo very heavy.
.MllUI I'lllllllH III till ) blllltll ,
New OHI.KAXH , La. , July 1. Intolilxonca
has boon received that the entire country
along t'ho Amlto rlvor from IIH mouth to 1'ort
Vincent , sixty miles , U Hooded to a depth of
Ihrixi to live foot. HuslnosH U wholly sun-
iicndnd mid many families are leaving ( heir
homes for tbo hills , Cropi uro altuoat wholly
dcntroycd.