Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 23, 1894, Image 1
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. ESTABLISHED JUNE in , 1871. OMAHA , THURSDAY MORNING , AUGUST 23 , 180-1. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS , Man from Ncmaha Fois'.ed ' Upon the Party EcgartlltEsofProtcatB. RAILROADS NAME THEIR CANDIDATE Party and Principle Sacrificed to Snit the Will of Corporations. DELEGATIONS DOMINATED BY CAPPERS Eepublicans in Btato Convention Name Thomas J. Majors for Governor , ' HOW THE BETRAYAL WAS ACCOMPLISHED Mr. Eosewater Etsigns His Position as Ne braska's National Coinmitteeman. NOMINATIONS COMPLETNG THE TICKET bplnleil Contest Oi-r l.lnutenuiit anvurnor- ulilp but fllooroVonUcclunitloim III tliu Platform Skutchcs of the Noml- nriM 'llio DIIJ' * Incident * . GOVlMtNOH . THOMAS J. MAJORS IilUUTUNANT UOVUKNOK . . 11. li MOOIin 8iciuTAiiv uiSTATI : . J. A. PIPUU AUU1TOU OK 8TATi.KUaKNIJ MOOlti : TitiJASUunii . J. s. HAUTLCY : ° ! ? ! ! : u'A ATT0.u.N.n.y. . : : : . COMMISSION'iU : 1UJULIO LANOS AND UUlLUrNGS. . . . ! ! . C. KUSSCLL Tom Majors has finally been railroaded Into the position of republican nominee for gov ernor of Nebraska. The rnllroad rlngstcra liavo succ'cdcd In forcing their pet candidate upon the party In face of danger signals from almost every county In the state. After the arrival of the first delegates to the comcntlon the I ) . & M. cappers used every Influence to force the unpledged delegates Into line for Majors and used their mi-uis and methods with marked success. The Lancaster county dele gation comprised at least twenty men who were In fa\or of MacCoIl , but they were simply forced by the railroad cappers to do- Ecrt their candidate In the lntcr.'st nf Ma jors. Such Influence was not to bo overcome , and Interests of the party and preferences of the delegates cut no figure when opposed to It. OPENED THE BATTLE. At an unusually early hour > cstcrday morn- lug all Omaha seemed to be astir , republi cans , democrats and populists being upon the streets , discussing the outcome of the re publican state convention to assemble nt Kxposltlon hall. Great crowds surged through the conldors of the hotels and the committee rooms , as well as through the rconiH of the various candidates who had been seeking places upon the ticket which Is to bo voted for at the November election. The Interest that was displayed Tuesday nnd Tuesday night had Increisod fully ten fold and enthusiasm knew no bounds. At the Mlllard hotel , the hcadquaitcrs of the state committee , there was a frightful crush , ovcry available space In the lobby nnd the corridors being packed to suffocation by men -\ho wcro In dustriously working for Ihelr favorites. It was a good-natured contest , with the chief Interest narrowing down to the men who were In the gubernatorial race. All of the members of the central commit tee were hard nt work , receding the creden tials of the delegates who had anlvcd on the early trains , furnishing general Information and Issuing tickets of admission to delegates and spectators. Down at Exposition hall everything was In a chaotic shape , but the members of the local committee were rapidly getting things in or der , so that at 9 o'clock when thu doors wcro thrown open the Interior of the great room , with Its seating capacity of 4,000 , presented a very pleasing apppearance. It had been Intended to ba\e standards placed through the room , on which would be printed the mimes of the counties and that the delegates from the several counties of the state would sit beneath the o placards. This lilan , however , was abandoned at the last minute and the delegations wcro given posi tions designated by th' } chairman of the local committee. The first Moor , however , was reserved for the delegates , the gallorlcb being reserved for spectators who wore the holders of tickets of admission. The seata on the stage were reserved for the ofllcers of the convention , honored guests , members of the central committee nnd rcpre- EentatUes of the press. To the left of the chairman's table there slood a life blze pic ture of Abraham Lincoln , whllo on the right llioro stood a largo picture of Qeorgo Washington. At the rear of the hall , almost hid by the draping of two great American llags , hung n life fclze picture at that old hero , General Sherman. At the rear of the stage so\eral fligs were grouped , pro ducing a pretty effect , whllo trl-colorcd bunt ing hung In graceful folds from walls and celling. Three cartoons , the handiwork of a local artist , relieved the monotony of the west wall and caused considerable merriment OR they were \lowcd by the thousands. The , first was that of a hugo grass hopper , whoso body was fully six feet In length. This Insect HCcmed to bo In the net of springing upon some unseen prey. Its face , which was a perfect likeness of that of William Jennings Ilryan , was tunica toward the audience. Around Its neck there was n collar , b.'arlng ; the single word , "Iliyan. " llencalh and to the left was a Kitldo board placard , Inscribed "A 1'esllferous Insect. " To the right of this cartoon was arother representing Mr. Ilryun , surrounded by n halo und branded , "The Oratorical I'ralrlo l-'lro. " "In tills liryan was repre sented upon a pair of skates , performing acts which would cause the most accom plished acrobat to turn green with envy. The nc\t cartoon wan a companion piece , showing the kicking machine , which re cently appeared In one of the Illustrated papertt of the vast. Associated with this was another cartoon , designated as "Hard I4lnes for drover. " It showed the presi dent of the United States yoked with a miilo nnd both tugging away at a cart , which was loaded with barrels branded "Sugar Trust" nnd "Whisky Trust , " on the Feat of which sat Gorman , who wan vigorously applying the lash lo both Qrovcr and the mule. OATHimiNG OK THU CLANS. An noon as the doom were opened the crowd begun to file In nnd It was but a Hhort time until the gullcry was tilled , so that when I ho convention was called to order two hoi-rs later by Hon. Hrad U. Slaughttr , chairman of the state central com mittee. standing room In the galleries was nt a premium. The delegate * , however , were a trltlo slaw In arriving. The Lan caster county del gallon wui about the first on the ground und all ot the members were pealtxl In a croup In thu rear of the hall. In tht center Following them came the dele- pains from Douglas and took their seats to the left ot the Lancaster county men. The from the othtr counties were scattered , no attempt being made to keep the respective factions together. During the confusion of the arrival of the delegations workers were busy discussing the political situation , while friends of the candidates cawed wood nnd built Up fences , putting on a rail here and there , whcro It was needed and where It would do the most good , Crowds clamored for scats on the stage , but they were driven back and Into the gallcrlca , the Idea seeming to prevail among many of the people that admission tickets were good for any portion of the house. There wns music galore , for first there came the Union 1'aclflc band with thirty pieces , and to drive away the monotony of waiting the boys rendered several of tlulr best selections. While they were playing the David City Glee club inarched Into the hall and werj nt once greeted by n cheer that eventually became nn ovation. The club I * composed of ! ' . A. Snow , A. L. Hughes , C. W. Harwell , E. A. Smith , A. W. Illchard- Bon , C. II. Taylor , John Harper nnd Mel Ilauer , all clad III white duck suits nnd pink shirts with fnow-whlte ties As noon ns thcso singers nppcarsd upon the stage they lined up and rang "I'tnl the Hells and Hall the Dawn. " ThlH struck such n sympa thetic chord In the breasts of the members of thn audience Hint some more was called for and In responding to the encore the boy.s sang "Lilly , Come Kiss Your Grovcr , Sweet , " the chorus ot which runs : "Lilly , come kiss jour Grovir C. In your arms entwine. Llliy. Lilly , Lilly , come kiss your Grover C. Keep him right In line. " Wltll the cose of th : song the audience went wild with delight , but were brought back to earth by the members of the Arlon Oleo club of York , The members of this club are : J. A. Parks , first tenor ; H. Sy- mour , second tenor ; C. L. Cowan , first bass , and P. W. Ilroder , second bass. The uni forms of the boys consist of tan suits and white shirts. Their repertoire Is extensive , consisting of something like llfty campaign songs , all new and appropriate for this fall's work. Today the ones which were sung were "Nebraska Is In Line When the News Comes In , " with nn encore , "The Three Hills , " Hilly Liryan , Hlliy Allen and Hilly McKelghan. Hy this tlmo all of the dcle- gnUs arrived and were escorted to seats , after which lion Hrad D. Slaughter the chairman ot th ° republican state committee , rapped for order and a hush fell over the vast audlenco , f-very person appreciating the fact that the hour for nominating a repub lican state ticket had arrived. BEGAN ACTIVE WORK. It was Just 11 o'clock when Chairman Slaughter of the state ccntial committee called the big convention to order and re quested Itcv. L. G. Hrookcr of Kearney to Invoke a divine blessing upon the delibera tions of the day. The Invocation was short and at Its close Sccretiry Tom Cooke read the formal call which brought the convention to Omaha. This done Chairman Slaughter Introduced Captain C. E. Adams of Superior as the temporary chairman of the convention , selected Tuesday evening by the state cen tral committee. Chairman Adams acknowl edged the burst of applause which greeted his appearance and addressed the conven tion briefly as follous : Representatives ot the republicans ot the state of Nebraska , I ncccpt this gavel In obedience to your will , and thank you for thu proud distinction jou have conferred upon me. I am proud today that I am a republican nnd ntn Htlll more Justly proud of the fact that republicans arc meeting all over this broad land.of ours in. conventions to right political wrongu find to retrieve national dlBgracc and correct natlonul disasters. Indeed , my fellow citizens , we cannot shut our eyes to the fact that In the past eighteen month democratic sumeini'V has been ushered In , nnd not a few dis couraging anil dlBpni aging- circumstances liav'i- marked Us return to power , financial , moral , commercial disasters have spread over the country IlUc nn Arctic wave nnd cast a deep gloom over our country nt the time when wo were experiencing our grand est piosiperlty. All this , however , will be but temporalWe have Inet here today for the purpose of placing In nomination n tlckrt to bo voted for nt the election tills fall. This Is the time tor patriots to assert their pattlotlc sentiments. The republican party Is n puity of patriots. See that the patriotic llres kindled upon your altarn today will be of biioh n chniacter that they will bo burning In every hamlet and town ship , and at every llreslde thioughout the land. See , lee , that llie e tires tire kept conHtnntly burning. See that no paitlon of patriotic duty Is obscun-d. Remember that your Influence for good or bad gov ernment lives fore\er. The chairman announced that the tem porary secretaries recommended by the state committee were H. M. Waring of Omaha , C. E. Walte of Lincoln and C. H. Uarnard of Pawnee. The Lincoln Glee club sang two songs and the mill commenced. G. M. Lambcrtson of Lincoln started the real work of tlie convention by moving that the chair appoint n committee of thirteen on resolutions. U was carried. Dr. Hanchett of Douglas moved that the list of delegates as prepared by the state central committee from the credentials presented by the several county delegations be accepted as the regularly accredited delegates to the state convention. There were no contests and the motion prevailed. The chair announced the following as the commlttteo of thirteen on resolutions : 0 , M. Limbertson , Lincaster ; C. L. Choffee , Douglas ; Iloss L. Hammond , Dodge ; M. L. Haywurd , Otoe ; C. C. McNUh , Cumlng ; C. II. Gear , Lancaster ; E. Hosewntcr , Doug las ; Carl T. Seeley , Madison ; E. T. Hodson , Colfax ; W. H. Ncedham , Knot ; M. F. Stan ley , Hamilton. A motion sending all resolutions to the committee without debate was carried without dissent. TEST OP STRENGTH. The first test of strength of the contending parties on the floor of the convention was precipitated at the very Instant that the decks wore cleared for action , W. E. Peebles moved that the temporary organization be made permanent and the mo tion prevailed. Ueforo Peebles had hardly dcchred the re sult of the vote Judge M , L. Hayward of Otoc was on his feet with a motion that the convention proced at once to take an Informal ballot for candidate for governor. Hen Haker of Douglas was equally quick In offering an amendment to the effect that the first ballot bo considered a formal one. one.In support ot hla amendment Haker de clare.1 that the delegates were not here on n fishing excursion. Every delegate tm the floor know whom he wanted nominated for governor. Nothing would bo gained by spending time on useless roll calls. The delegates were hero not to feel around to see how the other fellows stood , but to express their preferences for the standard bearer who Is to lead the republican party ot Ne braska to victory In November. The chair put the motion and whllo the sound from the convention seemed to Indicate that the amendment had carried , the presid ing olllcer hesitated an Instant and was lost. Ho declared that ho was unable to decide between the aye and nay vote. The Majors delegates who were opposing the amendment at once took the cue from the chairman und demanded a roll call. The roll call proceeded In the midst of great confusion. Douglas county passed when Its name was reached on the roll call , but on the final roundup the vote wns an nounced ns SI for the amendment and ! M agatnil , Lancaster cast her fiolld sixty votes against the amendment. Long betoro the roll call had been com pleted It wail evident that the amendment had bten snowed under. The chair an nounced that ( he amendment had been de feated by u vote ot COG to .155. The original motion offered by Judge Hayward - ward was then carried , and the roll call ot counties for the Informal lallot for governor wn ordered. INKOllMAli BALLOT POll GOVEIlNOlt. Adams county gvvung off with sixteen votes for Majors and nnn for Muct'oll , and the an nouncement was gretrd by a cheer. The call proceeded without Incident until Doug las county was reached. There was a brief lull of expectancy before Guy C. Ilarton , chairman of the delegation , announced the vote. Kyerjbody had been looking for n break that U , everjbodjr who wanted Tom Majors nominated for governor. Uefore the Douglas county vote had been announced Majors and MacCoIl bad been running neck and neck , Mtjori liaylus 120 votes and MncColl 117. Chairman Harlon announced 103 votes for MacColl and the con vention broke loose In a tumultuous cheer. The hoped for break In the big county' ranks had not come on the Informal ballot. After Douglas county had voted MacColl had 225 votes to his credit while his opponent still remained at 120. There was another liunh of expectancy when Lancaster county was reached. At this point MncColl was ahead , but Judge Cobb , chairman of the Lancaster delegation , cast the entire vote , sixty In number , for Majors. There vvns renewed cheering from the Majors contingent and after further con fusion the call proceeded. There were some surprises nil nlong down the list of counties , but none of n serious nature. After the roll cnll had been completed the David City and York glee clubs distracted the attention of the anxious and swotting crowds on the floor below while the secre taries figured up the result of the Informal ballot as follows : INFORMALBALLOT. . The announcement of the result precipi tated something nkln to n riot. Twenty dele gates were on their feet and twenty mouths were articulating with a fervor that defied description. There were yells for adjourn ment , cries for a roll call , jeers at Douglas county , and yelps from a pack of unidenti fied people on the outside. Chairman Adams was utterly unable to either control the crowds or to remember what little of Rob erts' Rules of Order or of Cushlng's Manuel ho might have known at one time In his career. career.FORMAL BALLOT ORDERED. Judgj Aaron Wall moved that the conven tion take a recess until 2 o'clock. In splto of the facl , apparent to every fair man on the floor of the convention , Chairman Adams refused to entertain the motion and ordered" tlu secretary to call the roll for a formal ballot for the nomination of governor. There had been no motion for a formul ballot. Judge Wall's motion was clenrly In order , but the secretary called the first county on the list. Instantly the confusion was redoubled In every part ot the house , and In the midst of the noise Ben Baker was seen standing on n chair In the center of the Douglas county de'cgatlon. For nearly five minutes the nntl- MacColl forces endsavorcd to howl him down. By dogged persistence Baker finally compelled the reluctant chairman to recog nize him. Then he demanded to know by what parliamentary or moral right th ° chair man presumed to order a formal ballot be fore the convention had ordered It by n ma jority vote. Ho demanded from the chair an explanation of his reasons for refusing to entertain n regular motion when there wat > no other business before the convenllun , nnd when that motion was clearly In order. The discomfited chairman made no response , but eagerly upheld a point of order raised by J. L. Caldwell of Lincoln to the effect that noth ing could be permitted to interfere vvlth a roll call. Baker and several others were swept off their feet by the howls of the Majors con tingent and the roll call continued. Majors gained In spots all through the roll call. Adams county gave him Its odd Mc- Cell vote. Ho gained three In Banner , nine In Cass , ono In Cheyenne , two In Clay , two In Colfax , ono In Cumlng , one In Dlxon , live In Dodge. Then Douglas county was reached and the opportunity for the break came. Hut the Majors contingent was doomed to disappoint ment and Guy Barton announced 108 votes for the choice of the overwhelming majority ot the Douglas counly republicans. John Thompson climbed on u chair and began shoullng for tbo attention of the chair. In stantly the convention was on Its feet and Majors strikers from every part of the hall rushed to the back part of the room In an endeavor ) o stampede the Douglas county delegates from their allegiance to the men that elected them. After an uproar far several minutes Thompson subsided and Ihe roll call proceeded. Gage counly passed and the Mjors gains wcro resumed. Lancaster still held her sixty votes In line for Majors. On Ihe flual round-up Gage gave Majors three additional votes. The band played while the Dcrctnrleg figured the totals , which were as follows. THE DECIDING BALLOT. Before the vote was announced , and when It was clearly evident hat Majors had more than the necessary number of votes required to nominate , Guy C. Barton , chairman of the Douglas county convention , moved to make the nomination unanimous. It took some minutes to restore order , as the delegates Insisted'on making some noisy demcnstratlons In the way of calling for Majors , howling , groaning and cheering , while n couple of bands ground out a medley the like of which was never heard before. MAJORS MADE HIS TALK. Tom Majors could not resist the tempta tion to speak , and as scon as his name wns called he worked his way from the rear of the room up to the platform , where he was bested to the elevation , .after which , upon being Introduced , he said that he thanked the convention from the bottom of his heart. Ho assured everybody that he would st.ck to the principles of the republican party , and that he would be , elected , making Ne braska the best governor which the state ever had. He declared that he would con sult and serve the best Interests of .the state and that ho would Identify himself with everything for the good of the party. For more than half oNhls life he Bald that he had been with the party lifTnb state of Nebraska , nnd during that time he had seen the state grow and develop from a desert Into , one of the best commonwealths In the nation , blossoming ,111x0 , the rose. The tlry weather , he stated , was not the fault of thq people , but came on account ot some unknown cause. Ho pro posed to stay vvlth the people and help care tor them during their adversity. Not being prepared to make a speech upon this oc casion , he declared that about all that he could say was that he would stand for the principles of the party , asking the rank and ( lie to do the same. If this was done he said that the republican party of Nebraska would this fall roll up the largest majority that has ever been known. There was no malice In his heart , ho opined , as he was at peace with all of the people of the state , regardless of party or creed. Dwelling at some length upon his soldier record , he pulled from a , pocket In his blue shirt a small flag and wiped his brow , after which ho retired to the rear of'Uio stage , where he received the congratulations of his friends who gathered about him. The lovefeast having becn , declared at an end , the chairman once more called the con vention to order and Instantly a delegate was upon his feet to move that the convention proceed to the nomination of a lieutenant governor. It was 12:30 : o'clock and a feelIng - Ing of hunger was visible on every hand. The motion to proceed with the nominations was voted down and an adjournment until 2 o'clock was ordered. AFTERNOON SESSION. The afternoon session of the convention should have convened nt 2 o'clock , but when that hour arrived there were scarcely a dozen delegates In the hall , but ns the min utes dragged along they sauntered In , the Majors men feeling happy over the victory they had won , whllo the others -nursed their defeat , exprebslng the opinion that they would get even. It was 3 o'clock before the chairman called the convention to order , but prior to that time there had ueen any number of caucuses held. The general opinion prevailed that vvlth Majors from the South Platte country some of the other offices should go to the other part ot the state. This had the result of there being an attempt to bring Tom Crane .back Into the row for lleuteant governor , vvlth the avowed Intention of slaughterIng - Ing H. E. Moore of Lancaster. The same movement clao had for Its object the killing off of W. S. Summers for attorney gci.eral. When the convention did convene nt 3 o'clock the Arlon quartet of York tendered another ot Us selections , with the David City Glco club following vvlth "He Ready When the Great DayCqmes. " It was thought t.nt this would endthe music , but In order not to slight any ono the Lincoln Glee club sang and then the convention opened up for business. MR. ROSEWATEU'g RESIGNATION. Just ns the gavel foil , Mr , E. Rosewater , Nebraska member of Hie nat.onul republi can cmmltteo , tendered his resignation as such to the state convention , as will be seen by the following latter to Chairman Adams : OMAHA , Aug. 22. Hon. C. E. Adams , Chairman Republican State Convention My Dear Sir ; I deslfo through > ou to convey the accompanying Utterto the republican convention now In session. Very truly jours , IS. ROSE WATER. ' OMAHA , Aug. 22. 1BW To the Repub lican State Convention ) Two years ago the republicans of Nebraska through the uninl- mous vote vt the state convention requested the delegates to thu national convention to place me on the national republican commit tee. I have endeavored to discharge that trust loyally and coniclenlloualy lo the best of my ability The action of your convention Imp Is me to tender my resit-nation ns na tional commltteeman. You have nominated a man for governor who lisa been brandeJ as on accessory to forgery and perjury by a republican congressional committee , of which Hon. Thomas I ) . Reed was chairman , n man bho elands self-convicted of falsifying of ficial records and procuring the Issue of a fraudulent voucher.while acting In the ca- ' paolty ot president of the state senate ; a man who hai contorted with bnodler * and , Jobbers and converted the room of the lieutenant - , tenant governor at ( lie capita ) of the stale Into a den for debauchery ; a man who has been the pliant ton ! of the railroads , In I season and out ot uraion , and whose nomlim- j tlon was procured hy the coinblred Influence of corporate cuppers , profemlana ! brlb'- gh'fra. Jury fixers and Impeached itate hove clHclala. I cannot and never will ask any self- respecting republican who loves his state nnd country nnd dcalres to perpetuate the free Institutions under which wo live , under a republican form of government , to help rivet the chains of subserviency to corporate - porato monopoly nnd tyranny Upon the people of this commonwealth . Uellcvlng It my sacrrd duty to uphold the standard of true republicanism nt any sacri fice I dcslro to bo freed from nil restraint which might bo Imposed upon me by re maining on the national commute'1. Very respectfully , E. ROSEWATHR. PASSED IT TO TOM. After opening the letter nnd reading It , and without making It public , It was handed to Captain E. J. Murfln , one of the Burling ton strikers. This man , who was upon the stage , read the letter , nnd nt once went down Into the body of the house , where ho found Tom Majors , nnd both of the worthies went back Into ono of the reception rooms , where the document wai reread nnd dis cussed. After n tlmo th'y appeared and passed It over to Tom Swobo of the Douglas county delegation. Swobe pondered over the contents of the letter and then passed It nlong among the men who were expected to Keep quiet , the Intention being to smother the fact of the resignation until such time as the convention had completed Its labors Hut the fact of The Bee gmlng Into the con vention hall before the adjournment changed thcso plans , though they held It from the members until a considerable portion of tlu work had been completed. While the work of the convention wns being carried on the parties who knew of the resignation b'lng In the hall devoted the most of their tlmo to roaming nround among the delegates , tell ing them that If they would wait n few min utes they would hear something that would surprise them. During this time Hen Baker of the Douglas county delegation nnd Tom Majors shook hands and grew ns chummy as a couple of school boys , patting one another on the back. After leaving Ben. Majors repaired to n cornsr , where he plugged up n speech which he delivered later on In the convention , nnd which ho seemed Inclined to think nfforded him a grjut deal of satisfaction. MOORE DEFEATS SHUMWAY. Chairman Adams announced that nomina tions for the office of lieutenant governor would be In order. There were no nominat ing speeches and the calling of the roll of counties was commenced , the chairman of each county delegation expressing his pref erence for his man. Adams ctunty had been called , when a delegate asked If It was a formal or an Informal ballot. The chairman replied that the ballot would be Informal under the rule adopted at the mornlns ses sion. As the call of counties proceeded it was apparent that R. E. Moore ot Lancaster county was a winner by a large majority and the figures verified the prediction , for when the totals were made ho had 523 votes , with the other candidates tailing ) up like this : Tom Crane , 145 ; H. P. Shumway , 148 ; E. M Correll , 172. In voting Douglas went solid for Crane and Lancaster for Moore , but be fore the result was announced Douglas got scared and switched her 108 votes to Shum way. This caused a stampede , as all of the country delegates were anxious to catch on to the toll end of the band wagon , nnd for a time confusion reigned supreme. Moore had the nomination sure enough , but there was a demand for a poll of some of the counties , whllo other counties demanded a formal bal lot. To secure harmony the formal ballot was ordered and the fight narrowed down to Moore and Shumway. The result was that Moore walked away with the prize. While the vote was being counted Chairman Lambcrtson of the committee on resolu tions read the following platform , which was unanimously adopted : THE PLATFORM. The republicans of Nebraska In convention represented deplore the disastrous results of the "change" In the ; policies of the national government , decreed by the people at a tlmo when the mental balance of thq country was temporarily disturbed by the exhilaration of a long course of peace , progress and material prosperity , and the clamor of demagogues and political quacks , and confidently appeal to the people of the state for a return to the conditions that existed prior to the elections of 1S92. Dismayed by the financial revulsion that paralyzed the business centers of the country , when the results of the national and state elections mode It certain that the policy of protection of home Industries and the guar antee of public credit and a sound currency were about to bo overthrown by a democratic president and a congress democratic In both branches , the leaders of the party , wholly In power for the first time In thirty years , have had neither the courage to em body the principles set forth in their na tional convention at Chicago In legislation , or the wisdom to abandon their threatened raid on the Industries of the country. But they have kept the business Interest of the people In suspense and uncertainty during twelve months of unprofitable debate over the work of framing a revenue bill , founded on no definite or recognizable economical system , corrupt on Its face , discriminating against northern Industries for the benefit of the south , openly denounced by a majority of those whose votes carried It to Its passage , and not only fraught with disaster to the people , but confessedly stamped with "party perfidy and party dishonor , " as. an abandon ment of the causei of a "tariff for revenue only , " and the principles and pledges upon which they were placed In power. "How can they face the people after Indulging In bucb outrageous discrimination and violation of principles" ns are found In almost every paragraph of the Sugar trust tariff bill' In view of the practical results of a year and a half of democratic rule , we rcafilrm with renewed faith and fervor the platform of the national republican convention at Min neapolis. We demand the restoration of the American policy of protection and com mercial reclproclly with our slbter republics of Mexico , Central and South America nnd the governments of the West India Islands The republican party of Nebraska has al ways been the consistent friend and ag- gresslva champion ot honest money and It now takes no step backward. While we favor bimetallism and demand the use of both gold and silver standard money , wo In sist that the parity of the value of the two metals be maintained , so that every dollar , paper or coin , Issued by the government , shall bo as good as any other. ON RAILWAY REGULATION. Wo adhere to the doctrine that all rail way lines are subject to regulation and con trol by the state , and we demand the regula tion of railway and transportation lines to such extent und In such manner us will In sure fair and reasonable rates to the pro ducers and consumers of the country. To that end -we.Insist that laws shall bo en forced forbidding the fictitious capitalization of such corporations and that the constitution of the stale shall be rigidly enforced wherein It Is provided "No railroad corporation shall Issue any stock or bonds except for money , labor or property actually received and ap plied to the purpose for which such corpora tion was created , and all stock dividends and other fictitious Increase of the capital stock or Indebtedness of any such corpora tion shall be void. " Wo are In favor of the enforcement of all laws , whether thuy nffcct the Individual or the corporation , und.wo therefore demand the enforcement of the maximum rate bill passed by the last legislature until the same Is d ° clarcd void by the courts or Is re pealed. We are In favor of the enactment of laws by congress that will provide for the super vision regulation and control of coipora- tlone engaged In Int-rntuto commerce , with a view to preventing the fictitious capitaliza tion nnd excessive bonding of such corporn- WB denounce all combinations ot capital organized In trusts , or otberwlst , lo control arbitrarily the conditions of trade , und ar raign as criminal legislation the manifest concessions of the tariff bill now In the hands ot the president to the Sugar and Whl ky trusts We r cognize the rights of laborers to organize , using nil honorable mcaeurcM for the purpose of dignifying their condition and placing them ctt an equal footing with capital , to the end that they may both fully understand that thev an necessary to the prosperity of the country Arbitration Khould take the place of fttrlUes and lock cuts for cettllng labor disputes The extirpation of anarchy Is eukentlal to the iclf-preeervatlon of the nation , and we therefore favor the pending bill In congress for the exclusion of anarchists. Wo recommend that the ensuing legisla ture submit nn amendment to the constitu tion , to bo voted on by the people nt the next general flection , providing for the Investment - vestment of ( ho permanent school fund In state , county nnd school district bonds. We believe that the Industries of our state should be diversified , to relieve the mass of , the people from dependence upon one class ot agricultural products subject to crop failures , and It being clcmomtnued that the soil of this statn Is adapted to the production of sugar beets , cvon In dry Reasons , n source of Incalculable wealth , wo favor legislation that shall bring to our people Its full rcullza > tlon. tlon.Ever Ever mindful of Ihe services nnd sacrifices nf Ihu nun who saved the life of the nation , we protect against the Illiberal nnd unjust policy of the Pension department under the present administration , nnd pledge anew to the veteran soldiers of the republic a recogni tion of their just claims upon n grateful people. The vote on lieutenant governor was then announced and the nomination made unani mous. Mr. Moore was called up lo thp front and after being Introduced ho spoke briefly , de claring that ho was In sympathy with the principles of the parly and Hint ho would fight until the last foe was vanquished. PIPER'S WALK AWAY. The band blew out another selection , nftcr which J Wesley Tucl\er from Cherry county climbed upon the stage to help the chairman , who helplessly settled back In his chair , ap parently Inclined lo let the convention run Itself. J. Wesley Tucker , assuming the duties of the chair , announced that the lime for nom inating u candidate for sccrelury of state had arrived , and at the same time tie called upon ( lie delegates to express their abiding faith In some man ns the list of counties wns called As the secretary read the list of counties the following men were named Will M. Mnupln , T. J Plckett , A. R. Cruzcn , J. A. Piper , John E. Evans nnd Cash M Fuller Then came the Informal ballot , with the following result Mnupln , 120 ; PlcUctt , 245 ; Cru/en , 104 ; Evans , 205 ; Piper , 19C , nnd Fuller , ill. There was no choice nnd the delegates were Instructed to prepare for the second ballot. The roll wns again called nnd ever ) thing commenced to go toward Piper. PIcKett fell out of the race and his mime was with drawn , whllo one of the Evans men moved nn adjournment until 7 o'clock. This motion was how led down nivl the landslde com menced. The seretnrlis lost all count of the tally , but In the final wlndup Piper wns declared the choice of the convention nnd his nomination was made unanimous. ACTED ON THE RESIGNATION. At this time , 4-45 o'clcck , the newsboys entered the hull , crying The Hee nnd the full particulars concerning the resignation cf Mr. Rosewnter from the national republican central committee. The delegates made a rush for the papers , when the chairman happened to remember that he had smothered Mr. Rosowater's letter. Pulling It from his pocket , he stated that ho had a communica tion which would Interest the conventl-n and ho at once handed the paper up to Elder Ludden , who wss assisting In performing the duties cf chairman. In a Olear voice Elder Luddan read , whllo a hush as quiet as that of the "grave took complete possession of the convention , which wns soon to become n perfect hades let out for noon. When the sentence , "The action of your convention compels me to tender my resignation as national camniitteciuan , " was completed , Hen Halter Jumped upon the top of a neighboring chair and threw his white hat toward the colling. The hat throwIng - Ing was cntnglous and nil members of the Burlington contingent from superintendent down to section hand did Uic same thing , and H the same time , striking the pace that Ben had set , Johnny Allen and Captain Humphrey , the two Impeached state olllclals , went the Burlington ; cohorts one bctjer. These two men were occupy ng seats upon the stage and after reaching across a tiblo and grasping hands ( hey fell , one upon the neck ot the other , nnd wept for Joy as they patted each other's back. The convention was In an uproar vvlth men standing up on their chairs , some cheering , some groanIng - Ing , some singing and some curs- Ing. The chairman , J. Wesley Tucker , and Elder Ludden wcro one and all pounding the table , trying to secure order , that the further reading of the letter might proceed. . But order had no Idea of stopping In that vicinity for any great length of tlmo. and after howling ItsMf hoarse , there was a let-up for n moment. Taking advantage of the opportunity , Dick Town- ley , clerk In the employ of the State BankIng - Ing board nnd a member of the Burlington gang of heelers , moved Unit the further reading of the letter bo dispensed with. This was the signal for another round of confusion , moio pronounced than the first , If such a thing were possible. There were cries of "Let's have the Iclt'r , " "D n the little Joss , wo have run him out of the party , " "Wo will no longer submit to his dictations , " and many other interesting re marks which will never go down In the record , owing to the fact that they were not uttered In a tone of voice loud enough to waft them to the front that they could bo recorded. THEY HEARD IT ALL. By pounding n hole In the table and breaking the handle of the gavel , Elder Lud den succeeded In restoring order long enough to rsach the point whcro reference was made to Majors being "a pliant tool of the rallroids. In ccnson and out of season. " Hero the convention once again became a howling mob , home of the members hissIng - Ing like vipers , whllo others , Imitated the donkev that feeds In the meadow. Some- mewed Ilko a lot of Tom cats , some barked like dogs , until a stianger who happened to bo In the hall boat a hasty retreat , declirlng that It was a mnd house and that n Inrso number of the pcuplo were 111 subjects for the asylum. Hats , coats nnd cines were sent to ward the root and the Burlington pluggers commenced to stir among the delegates , urg ing them to ncccpt the resignation and put a stop to the disgraceful proceedings. The gallery , which was packed with the Majors and the Burlington forces , hero took up the cry and howled llself hoarse , trying to add to the din and tumult which wovalled on the floor below John Thompson and Rots Hammond , both of whom were walking around with running sores und gaping wounds , finding this nn opportunity to apply a healing lotion , clamored loudly for the reading of the remainder of the letter. In voices that were heard far above the din of the confusion they made themselves heard ami llio reading was completed , though It was frequently Interrupted by cat calls and jeers , until the whole convention was once more a seething mass of tumult and con- fiiblon , with all of the members of the old Etato house ring shaking the hands of Ma- Jois and damning Rosowntcr. For half nn hour this continued without any nlcna of abatement. At the end of that tlmo Iwo bunds were ctllcd Into action , the music having u magical effect , 119 It at once soothed the savngo breasts. THintSTON FILLS THE VACANCY. Order being restated , Judge Hayw.ird of Nebraska City moved that thu resignation lu accepted. The motion pievnlled , und again getting the ear of the chairman , ho bald that without discussing the letter of resignation ho would nominate John M. Tliurston of Douglas county to 111 ! the vacancy. Without any ( .pooches the election of TliurMon was made unanimous und again confusion held full sway for a time. There were culls for Thurslon , and finally he wan found In the rear of the hall nnd escorted to the platform , where he was. greeted with a hearty round of applause * . In addressing the convention ho said that ho was nf the opinion that everybody knew more than nnjborty ; ho believed morn Im plicitly In the Intcgrlt } nnd honesty of the majority than In the minority and ho be lieved that there was more patriotism In tha republican party than In any ono man. Ho was of the opinion that the nominees of the convention would be elected by rous ing majorities when the votes were counted , but so far as accepting the appointment of national comtnttUeman , he said that ho would luve to decline the honor This an nouncement wan followed by loud cries of "No , John , don't you do It" "Stay with ( Continued on Second Page. ) OMAR MADISON KEM AGAIN Sixth DYriV Populists Satlsfud with Tlulr Representative in Congrojs , NOMINATED FOR THE THIRD TIME ' Contention at llroliru How ( Iris Action Kurlj lliU .Morning YcMl < < rility Spout In lilting Itoikl Ox mill Cliioilni ; . Mnji > r ' Sucrpsn lit Oiniiliii. lHOKi.V ) : IIO\V , Nob. AIIIT. 22. ( Special Telegram to The lice ) This has been a red ! letter day for the popullstB of this county. II The ox roast had tint effect of drilling n large crowd. The day wns taken up In speaking by prominent loaders of the party. A demonstration parade was formed at 1:30. : Accompanied by the bands the nsscmblugo marched up th ? main streets and around the square with about 601) ) In lino. The speakers were Judge Ilolcomb , Ocorgo M. Sullivan of Alliance , Senator Stewart of Danes. II. H. Hyatt of Cus- tcr , Senator Darner of Daw son. Judge Morlz of Kcva I'alin , Pohcrty of DucllV L Green of Kciuncy and C. D. Shrudcr of Logan. On the chairman of thu meeting making the announcement that the republicans and rallroids at Omaha had nominated Tom Majors for governor the news was heartily cheeud by the populists. The rally did not bring toccther more than half as large u ciovvd , s ICcin'S rally did four years ago. The populist congressional convention of the SKth district convened In the North Sldo opera house this evening , and was at S 30 p. m. called to order to J. H. Edmlnston , chairman of the central committee. The largo hall was appropriately decorated with bunting and llags and was crowded to Its fullest ca pacity. . Senator J. II. Mullen of Holt county was tnado temporary chairman and E. A. Sheldon of D.iwus was temponiry secretary and II. Qoodrlch assistant secretary. The chair appointed Senator Stewart of Dawca , Rhodes of Valley , Schroder of Logan , Dar ner of Daw son and Stebblim of Buffalo on credentials. Whlto the committee on credentials was out the Cat Creek Glee club f.uorcd the audlenco with several campaign songs. Mrs. 13. M. Shroat was on reiiuesl called to the plat form. She had been delegated by the Wo men's Christian Temperance union to pre sent their cause to the convention. She spoke for fifteen minutes , assuring the con vention that the women wanted to help them. She urged the union of the populist and prohlb tlon parties. Mrs. W. D. Orant , Mrs. T. 13. Wheeler and Mrs II. It. Lockhart wcro called on and thanked the convention for the honor and assuied the convention that they would glvo their support. The committee on cr dcntlals mode n report at 9 fiO. All counties were repre sented but Grant and Arthur. Total number of delegates reported , 197. The temiKirary orgunl/allon wns inada permanent by acclamation The chair ap pointed on resolutions Mnrtz of Koya 1'ulm. G. M Sullivan of IoHullo. ) . J. 0. Leo of Daw son , J. S. Salbbury of Buffalo , W. P. Hlgglns of CusW , L. 1) . Stockton of Chey enne , J. Wilson of Kolth. Hon. Mr. Houtz- man of Holt , and L. S Tlbbens of Lincoln. The committee on resolutions not being ready to report , the central committee was elected , and 1111 adjournment token at 11:40 : p m. to await the report of the committee on resolutions. HHOKEN DOW. Neb. , Aug. 23. ( Special Telegram to The Pen. ) At 2:35 the Informal,1 ballot was taken , which resulted In 121 % ' -si votes for Kern , 36 for Novlllo , 20 for Green , 2 for Stewart , 2 for Darner , lfii/4 for Hyatt. The formal ballot resulted Kem , 125 ; Ne ville , 27 ; Green , 21 ; Ilyitt , 15 ; Stewart , 9. On motion of the Custer delegation the nomination of O. M. Kem was made- the unanimous choice of the convention. The motion was curried by a big vote. The reso lutions adopted contained a plank favoring equal suffrage. KII : USKIIin rusi : . lowu rnpullHift III ( In ; iiivi-nth : Congres- uliiiml District .Malco .Mont Unumlcu. LEMARS , la. , Aug. 22. ( Special Telegram to The Dee. ) The democratic congressional convention of the Eleventh congressional dis trict nominated Dr. Grasscr of Mouona county today. Ills was the only name before the convention , though ( .everal others wore pro posed at the caucus Just preceding the con vention , but all declined. Dr. Graeser was nominated by acclamation. The populists put In nomination for judges at their Judicial convention today D. II. Perkins of Lyons county , W. II. Palmer of Sioux , F. V. Hoe of Mnnona and J. P. Cavanaugh of Sioux City The democratic nominee was a farmer and represented his district In the Twenty-second general as sembly. Resolutions wcro pas&cd condemn ing the democratic congress for Its action on the tariff hill. Considerable bitter foci- Ing was expressed against the populists lor refusing to fuse this year. III' TUi : SI.ATK. California Dniiiitpi.itH Ailjourii to Allow the riilltluluiiH lo MnUii Tliulr I ( iiiil > lni > tloii8. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 22. The second day's session of Die stntu democratic con vention wns devoid of Interest. The conven tion was called to order at 10 o'clock this morning , and committees on platform and resolutions and on permanent orginlratlon and order of business were unpointed. The convention then adjourned until tomorrow morning. The political combinations , were so far from made that the practical politicians wore averse to going on with the business of the convention. After a rather spirited debate the convention voted to refer nil resolutions to the committee on platform without debate. James liitdd of Stockton seems to bo slight ! ) In the lead In the contest for the nomination for governor. There Is a scheme to put Congressman Magulro out of the way by nominating him for congress be fore the convention reaches the nomination for governor HOI ; ru n.vKorv iiriiu.ic'AN ( : ; $ . Aflur r.fT ttlui ; u Tmuporiiry Organl/nllon Adjourned Lntll HI\H \ Mornliii ; . YANKTON , 8. I ) . , Aug. 22. The South Dakota republ can cjiivcntlon for the nomina tion of congressmen and suto olllccm or ganized here at I ) p. in. today. After effect ing temporary organization and appointing committees an adjournment was taken until 9 a. in. Tlmrbday. The strongest light la on the- congressmen und Ind cations point to the nomination of Robert J. Gamble. of Yunklon to succeed Congressman Lucas , and the renoinlnatlnn of John A. P.cklcr. For goveinor C II. Shel don , the [ ires' i Ineumlisnt , will bo ro- nomlnated , nlliiJtigh .in anti-Sheldon caucus composed of 100 lending spirits w.is licM to day indS' . .M. Shrldon of Hand county ( not related to Iliu present governor ) was endorsed. Kor triaKurer 1C 1) . I'hllllps of the Illuck 111113 was tald to be the fav rite. The platform "III , It Is said , rantaln a free coinage plunk , but no proh bill n clause. Nrurlni ; tlm Tliri'i" I limit mil .Murk. M1NEOLA , Tux. . Aug. 22. The Third con- gresblonal district democratic convention met In adjourned session h ro and started In on the 2.KC9lh ballot. McCord. 21 0-13 : YoaKum , 19. Kllgoro 10 2-3. The conven tion hopes to reach a conclusion thin week. Mint In Hit ) Ui-rl. II. Williams , who lives on Half Howard between eighteenth und Nineteenth was shot In the ankle about 2.30 this mom ng by Of ficer Drumrny. The olllcer was trying to arrest him when Williams ran Into Tom Murray's plunder yard on Harney and pull < l a revolver on tlio olllcer. Orummy drew hl revolver and got bla man.