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Til 15 OMAHA DAILY I ICR : RUNWAY , SEPTEMBER 16 , 180 (
POPULISTS DOWNED FUSION
Third Party Men Prefer to
Make a Straight Fight.
HOT CONTESr IN THI COUNTY CONVENTION
JUnult Kciuliprl by n l > col lrc Viitn unil
J'nll I.pRUIutlvr mill -Coiinlr TlrKrt
NnmlnutiMl-.TooN Until AliU-
ID On II.
The Douglas county populists held their
convention at Knights of Labor hall yester
day afternoon and last night. The delegates
gathered at 2 o'clcck , and It was near mld-
nli'lit when they adjourned. They nominated
u complete ticket of three senators , nine
representatives , county commissioner , county
attorney and assessors. Tlio convention
vrnngled all af'ernoon over a proposition lo
adjourn until October 1 , The delegates who
wore In favor of adjourning until after the
democratic county convention were acting
under the ndvlce of .1. U. Edmlston , chair
man of the populist state central committee.
V 0. SlrlclJcr lead the movement for an
adjournment , while the opposition -was cham
pioned by Sam Nedry and Dr. Rodoll Mr.
SlrlcUer made an earnest fight , but was
benten down by the opposition. Nedry and
Hodolf carried the day by a vote of 75 to
The refusal of thr- convention to adjourn
WOP a sore disappointment to a large number
of delegates who favored the proposition to
meet the democratic county convention In
tin amicable arrangement for the mutual
benefit ot both parties.
OPENED THE FK3HT.
Chairman J. M. Taj lor of the county cen
tral committee called the convention to order
at 2.30 and Secretary Allen Root read the of
ficial call. The convention was then ready
for business , and It commenced right away
by Inauguralim ; a contest t'r tsmpor.iry
chairman. The candidates were M. J , O Cou
ncil. V. O. Stricklcr. George Mugney , Dr.
C. C. Rodolf , Dr , Pcabo.iy and Sam Neilry.
Nedry declined In fa\or of Magney. Peabody -
body decllnnd. O C'nnell declined In favor
of lr. Peabodv. This confused the conven
tion and somebody Insisted that Peabody had
emphatically declined. Ike Hascall cald that
the convention had dcllned to accept I'ea-
bidy'H declination. Then Penhody made a
speech In fnvor of harmony. Finally Strtclc-
ler withdrew hli name nnd the contest was
between Maguey nnd Pcab dy. The roll call
was commenced In the ? midst of no little con-
luslon. There was n cotiUst Irom the First
Xvard and both partle' wanted to vote. Ilurr
moved to threw out the ) First ward. Hascall
made considerable disturbance by Insisting
that his aide had the credentials and he
didn't propose to ba gagged by anyb dy.
After wrangling for twenty minutes the I'lrst
ward was permitted to divide nine vetcH
equally between the two candidates.
Another snag was uncovered when the
Fifth ward was call d. Joe R'dmond an
nounced nine \utes for V. O. Strlckler. C
W. Honntns Jumped up nnd excitedly de
manded a i ll of the delegation. The de'c-
gatlon was polhd and StrlcMer did not
gel a vote. The roll call was finally com
pleted at the end of forty minutes. Magney
received eighty-two votes and Dr. Peabody
fifty-two. Maguey took the gavel and pre
dicted success In the corning campaign ,
It took another quarter of an hour lo se-
Jcct a temporary secretary. Dr. Rodolf and
lr. C. P , ClurXe were nominated and the
roll call gave Rodolf 105 and Clarke 3G The
convention evened up the honors by making
U" . Clarke assistant secretary.
Messrs , Dow , Fowler , Robblns , Williams ,
Raworth , Schmidt and 13loom were appointed
a committee on credentials. J. H , E Imlston ,
chairman ot the state central committee ,
made a brief talk ami then the convention
took n recess In order to select memb'ra of
the county central committee.
In the interim D. Clem Deaver , populist
candidate for congress , addressed the dele-
fiato- * . ire scored a point on Dave Mercer
by saying that while Dive was putting In his
time hissing babies , he proposed , If elected ,
he said , lo put In his time so that the bibles
might be better fed , Instead ot being kissed
After an hour's Intermission , the commit
tee on credentials reported. The Hnscall
delegation from the First ward was admitted
on a halt-vole basis arid then the convention
was ready for business.
everybody expected a content on the per
manent organbatlon. but It failed to ma
terialize , as Sam Nedry rushed through n
motion making the temporary organisation
Nedry then moved that a committee ol
seven be appointed on resolutions. It was
WANTED AN ADJOURNMENT.
V. O. Stricklcr precipitated the long--ex-
peeled fight by moving that the convention
adjourn until Saturday , September 20 , at . '
o'clock p m. Nedry Insisted that his mo
tion for a committee on resolutions had bei
properly made and seconded. He didn't pro
pose to defer to the wishes ot any demo
crutlc or republican organization on earth
The wild cheers which greeted Nedry's re
: nnrka nmt the enthusiasm with which hli
motion was carried seemed to settle tin
fusion qutstlon long In advance. Strickle )
vainly attempted to stem ( ho tide by maklni
a point of order to the effect that his mo
tlon had been made prior to Nedry's , Chair
man Magney kept light In the middle of tin
road by Ignoring Stickler's point of orde :
nnd putting Nedrj a motion for a commute
on resolutions. It was carried with ;
The committee on resolutions was ap
pointed as follows : Nedry. Poff , Bell , Hlb
bard , Peabody , Liimbeck and Johnson. Will
they were deliberating , the county centra
committee was appointed
There was a brief lull In the proceeding
and Ike Ilascull seized the opportunity t
make a speech. Ho was listened to wltl
patience until he launched Into a eulogy o
Congressman Ho an. That settled It. Th
ronventlon got right up and sit upon th
I'lrst ward statesman with such flrmnes
that ho never said another word.
The committee on resolutions mads Its or
pearance at this Juncture. Nedry forged t
the front to read the platform , while V. C
Slrlckler Insisted on his motion to adjoin
until September 29. He modified the date
changing It to October 4
Nedry waxed exceedingly warm and sal
that this , vas a popuRst convention and h
didn't I'.iposo to be bulldozed by the tc'
men ivb vwere working lor the glory (
domocrxi and republicanism , Stricklcr an
Joe Kc&rr.-md , who were Insisting on adjouri
Ing , " 11 they wanted to adjourn , " ha sali
"for Qod'B sake , let 'em go back to the
henchmen nnd ask for further orders , "
Strlckler Insisted on his motion , but tl
chairman ordered Nedry to read the resoli
tlons. The whole house was In a confuslc
nnd pandemonium commenced a star ei
gugement that gave promlsp of holding tl
boards all night. The chairman fixed his e ;
on the RUldlng star that beamed In Nedry
headlight and Jiclil to his course regari
less of the motions , amendments , substitute
points ot order , questions of privileges at
other miscellaneous parliamentary mlssll
that threatened to sink his ship. Ever
body was excited and finally Nedry movi
that the chairman send for the police
clear the hall.
Finally Strlckler appealed from the declsli
of the chair and after more confusion tl
chair entertained the appeal. Thn appe
was , of course- , favorable to adjaurnmcii
nnd the roll was called to settle the matt
right there. The vote stood Si for the chu
nnd 49 far Strlckler ,
The resolutions adopted were ;
Whereas. We , the representatives of tl
people's party of Douglas county In ronve
tlon ntHt > inbled , do believe In the prlnclp
Inld down by the fathers of tills Rrcat r
public , that nil men ure created free lit
equal , and lire endowed with certain 1
alienable rights , amonK which are the rig'
to life , liberty und. the pursuit of Impplnes
Wherns , Any party or government whl <
Ignores these truths Is wrong , oppress ! '
and unworthy the- support of u free and u
llBhteiml people ; and
Whereas , The time has now arrived wh <
n proper regard far the Interests of o
country , for the welfare of our comniunli
for the happiness of our futnlllvn , and f
the preservation ot our self-respecl as m
11 nd clUzenx of a common country , to fc
mvear uur ullcKluncc to nnd dissolve i
political connections with the two c
parties , which have through many yea
ol Jeltlsh and unwise legislation , given I
ctnmlr iver tn n hourtlen plutocracy and
luruip.it tni'i ty nnd lurUrtiiK nml untold
linrdcli'i M mvl privation * upun n cnncoti -
t en It'll , nippy nml pr i'p < rous people There
fore , Iw II
llr-ulvil , Tint the peopled pxrt ) nf
DouRlnn county will upon all Hood rltlxi'ni' ,
Irribpectlvt of ports , to lay aside all part ) '
pride iiml prvjiidlci-n anil political nlllll.i-
tlons , und Juln the people's pirly In a com
bined effort to redeem the country , nnd
Hi * * Ixfil. That no dependence cun be
film rtl In thi > itrrliirallons ot the ilomocrntlr
or n puMltMii imrtlrH concerning- their lor-
nlty to silver n liuth liiive proved untrust
worthy In denl with the question of Its
frucolnuK" , nud
ICfunhcil , Thnl It In the sontc of tills con-
\i > ntlon iuFcmMed that we will not support
any can Ililutc for tlie legislature who will
not pleilgo lilmm-lf to veto for the principles
lalil down In the ; aoplc'H party iilnlform of
1HI2Xedty tliPii offered n resolution to the
effect that the convention should not ad
journ until all the candidates had been
The motion to adopt this resolution pro
voked a llvel ) and good-tempered debate.
Rev. Gregory Powell distributed a liberal
quantity of populist oil upon the troubled
waters , and the nailing was thus made toler
ably easy for V. O. Strlckler , who spoke for
several minutes. He presented all the ar-
KumenU In favor of an adjournment to a
later date and the- convention llslen&d In
There tveic loud ralU for Chairman Ed-
mlston ot the- state central committee , but
the chairman rtcognUed Ur Rodolf , who In
a five-minute speech seemed to carry the
largest body of the tli legates away from
Then the convcnllou disorganized itself
again over an attempt to allow Chairman
Kdmlston lo Rpeak. Ilverybod ) discussed
the matter In a loud voice After Nedry
had expressed his sentiments with his
churactciistlc volubility. Frank Hlbbanl fin
ally got the floor und wanted to know
If Nedry's windmill would ever cease run
ning. Ncdry'n ' reply was drowned by en
thusiastic > ell a.
rusioNisrs KNOCKRD OUT
Finally , alien lly after C oVlcck Elmer
Thomas moved the previous question and
ended the ngonv. The loll call on Stick
ler's motion to adjourn until October 4 com
menced. The vole knocked the fuslonlsts
Into cocked hats It stood 75 against ad
journment and 06 in favor Nedry then
renewed his motion to udopi his resolu
tion to the effect tint the convention
nominate all candidates before adjourning.
Ed Moreirty moved to lay the whole mutter
on the table , but Nedry withdrew , the mo
Klmar Thomns Injected a further element
of excitement bv challenging the correct
ness ot the -vote on Stickler's motion. The
convention went Into dissolution ngaln but
Stritklei brought order out of the chaos bv
stating-that , as the mover of the motion , he
wa watlsfled that the vote had been cor
rectly tabulated and announced. Ihe fusion
contingent then renewed the'flRht In favcr
bt adjoutniiii-nt without nominating a ticket.
After several attempts had been made by
hungry delegates to force a recess for sup
per , A. J. Williams of Irvlngton took th >
lloor for a speech. He claimed that If the
convention pioceeded to the nomination of
a tltkut the county delegates would be de
prived of representation , as they would be
compelled to go home. Encouraged by the
applause which greeted the progress of his
remark * . Williams moved an adjournment
until ScpUmber 21) .
The convention just simply wouldn't do U
All efforts lo adjourn or to take a supper
recess having fallid , the South Omaha del-
egitlon viiccnmbeil to the pangs uf hungei
and deserted In a body This settled It. and
the convention tonic a recess for one hour.
At the evening tension the convenllon was
not IOIIK In RftU"K t > nom nations Ur
Rodolf , John JeuYust and J hn II. Taylor
were named for state senators. For repre
sentatives , Sam Nedry. Kd Meadlmbei , C
1' . Hiigan , L > imui C'owlcs , William Lady , O
L. Uure , Fted Moulton. C. K. Rutherford
and Theodore lleTiieln.
P. P. Smith was made candidate for
county commissioner and II. O. Dell cf South
Oinnlia for county attorney. Assessors
Tlrst ward. Tranl : Illrb ; Second ward , O. L
Quintan : Third ward , T. C Jefferls ; Fourth
ward. John * Story Fifth ward , W. B
Franklin ; S xlh waid , Nathan Stevens ; Sev
enth ward , Gail Carlson , Eighth ward , Jeff
Ramnnssen ; Ninth ward , J. J. O'Danovan ;
South Omaha , James Callihan.
Ihlrd Witrtt Populist *
The Third Ward Populist Auxiliary club
held a rousing meeting last night. Chali-
inan C'onlon briefly addressed the meeting
and stioncly urged upon all to labor stren
uously for the triumph of Judge Ilolcomb
at the coming election , "The slim attend
ance , " ho said , "at the Majors meetings
and the indifference generally manifested
thereat. Indicate that the republicans of
Douglas county arc not over anxious for the
success of the head ot the ticket " Several
others made short speeches. A committee
was appointed to obtain speakers for a big
meeting to be. held soon. A great many
new members were enrolled , fresh recruits
from both of the old parties , before adjourn
African M thtiillM Cunffrenco Listens to un
AtlilK-ftft liy I'lshnp WtUtciM.
ST. LOUIS , Sept. IB. In connection with
the African Methodist Ep'scopal ' Zlon con
ference of Missouri 1,200 persons listened to a
discussion of Miss Ida D. Wells' anti-I } ncli-
Im ; woik. Bishop Walters , the first speaker ,
commenced his remarks with a denunciation
of the recent lynching near Memphis , Tenn ,
where six colored men , for the supposed
cilme of barn burning , were shot to death ,
lie spoke of the English Investigating com-
mltte * and said : "Ore they arrived upon
our shores this crime , which beggars de
scription , was heralded to the world to si
lence the nuns of our enemies It gave the
lie to the slanderous reports which- had been
sent across the waters.Ve do not condone
crimes committed by any member of the
race. Indeed , It Is our duty as ministers
to- lilt up our voices against sin of every
kind , llul wht'e we do our duty In this
respect , we want our brothers to ee thai
when we are accused of crime v.e are given
a fair trial. These outrages are Ine more
aggravating when we remember that vhltt
men commit crimes against colored wnmer
and very little Is said about It. Is till !
M fall ? "
Then Ihe bishop , his voice trembling wilt
emotion , denounc'd lynching In the plalnesl
and most fearless manner. He compllnientec
Mies Wells , und eald that God himself liai
raised her up to do the work which she wai
doing. He closed by urging his people t <
form nntl-lynchlng leagues , and do ail Ii
' their power to abolish lynching. Ills sprecl
was greeted with applause. After a lev
more speakers Imd expressed their fe'llngi
the conference and entire congregation > ote <
to sustain the bishop's views.
Muthoilldtn Kmluran lil II. VVelU.
II\LTIMOIIE , Sept. 15. The action of tin
colored woman. Ida U. Wells , in making i
ciiiHido In England against the lynching o
O colored men In this country received un
qualified endorsement at the closing sesiloi
of the i'otomac conference of the Methodls
Konr of I ho I.yurlier * .Tnllxl.
MEMPHIS , Sept , 15 , Frank Derry rf Ros
murk , Frank Tinner , William G Thompso
and Jim Wulker of Krrrvllle , were jalle
today under Indictment for alleged com
pllclty In the lynching ot six negro prisoner
near MUl'ngton ' on the 3lst of August , Th
grand Jury Is still Investigating the lynching
HUl.lt FUntlKll'tl l'l..i\ t\l2lt > .
he ill u Hey lo the Hunk with n Cluie
"Slcnvil" l > r thn I'.iylnt ; Toltiir'H llrotlirr.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 16. The pollc
are looking for a forger who , through tti
agency of a mestengtr boy , tried to have
check for (2,500 ( cashed by the Dank of Cal
fornla on Thumday. The lad approache
Samuel Heaver , paying teller , presented
check drawn for $200 drawn by George r
Beaver In favor of A. K. llall. an uttoi
ney. Paying Teller Heaver Is a brother t
George , and naturally very familiar with h
signature. It teemed nil right , lie UIGUR !
tn for a moment und concluded It was unwli
iir to turn over such an amount to a boy , i
iirv. v.ur he told him to tell Mr. Ball to come and gi
urn It himself , keeping the check In a thai
; n time the boy came back and ld that he ha
rill teen Mr. Bull , but he was not the man wl
Id him the check. A search was limned
ra alely made for ( he forger , but he could n <
FllLUORE GREETS IIOLCOMB
Gamptign In that County Opened at Geneva
by the Populist Lea 3er.
OUTDOOR MEETING LARGELY ATTENDED
Nfttlomtl l ur * Ignored lor the Mure Inter-
rlhiB Topic if MlirKHku. AfTiiln MU-
ninniiRrmrnt of I'ruilun * Admliilfttrii-
llnni Tltncl ) 'luucheil IJi.
GENEVA , Neb , Sciit. 15. ( Special Tele-
giam. ) The campaign v\ns \ opened here to
day In grand slmpe by the populists , The
announcement that Judge Holcotnb Mould
speak In ( lie court house park at 2 o'clock
this afternoon dro\v u large crowd He spoke
for two hours und was followed by Prof.
Jones , populist candidate for Male stiperln-
tcndcnt of public Instruction , Judge llol-
camb barely touchcil national problems ,
He said that the turlff and slhcr questions
were not of deepest Interest to Nebraskana.
He therefore addressed himself to the dis
cussion of local issues. These were the wise ,
just and economical administration of the
state's affairs and the making and enforcing
of such laufl as shall deal justice to the tax
payers and shall make It Impossible for cor
porations to Impose unlawful burdens on the
people. He dwelt with emphasis on the
fact that the floating Indebtedness of the
state ts rapid ! } Increasing and already far
exceeds constitutional limitations. lie-
charged this state of affairs to past mis
management and declared that that party
Is , purpos.ng to elect men who In spirit and.
method are kin to their predecessors. lie
made an unlmpassloned , innnly addnss.
AH did not agree with him , but all ad
mired his spirit , Under the unfavorable clr-
clrcumstance of an outdoor meeting In a
strong u hid , he held hli. large audience re
llinrjtnii l.rmocrntn liiti < re tr < l ,
I'EXDEK , Neb , Sept. 15.-Speclal ( ) The
democrats of Thurston county will hold a
county convention at this place Monday to
nominate a candidate for county attorney ,
commissioner and one for coroner , and on
September 24 they will hold n convention at
this place for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for representative of the Six
teenth district Nick Fritz. Thurston
county's present treasurer , will doubtless b ?
the nominee , as the democrats of the dis
trict bflleve Krltz the strongest man they
have for the place. Cumlng county , how
ever , has ten delegates In thai convention
while Thurston and Dakota counties togotliei
are only entitled to nine delegates , and , of
course , If Cumlng js so disposed , can name
the candidate , but It ts believed that owing
to the fact that Thurston Is justly entitled
to the candidate this year and v > ns two
years ego , there will be at least a part of
the Cumlng delegation who may respect tlio
rights of Thurston county and assist her
to name a representative. Krltz Is con
ceded by the republicans of this county to
be th" strongest democrat In the district ,
owing to his superior ability to manipulate
the Indian vote of this county and his nom
ination Is feared by the republicans.
The democrats are making great prepara
tions for Brvan , who Is to speak l.ere Mon
day. Three binds of music will be In at
tendance , and a large pavilion Is being
erected , and arrangements have been made
for excursion rates on the railroads.
AdlnlnUtriit < m W ln In York.
YORK Ntb , Sept. 15 ( Sp.clal Telegram. )
One of the hottest county conventions ever
held In this county occurred this afternoon
In the court house among the democrats.
C. Li Melssner was chairman , and , after the
preliminaries of organl/atlon were over , Bud
Gilbert of Waco moved that the conven
tion endorse the populist nominees for the
legislature. This started the fight , and forever
over an hour things were quite lively. The
motion was finally tasted. A motion was
then made to place tvio candidates In the
field for representatives The billet resulted
In the nomination of TV. . Smith and C. L
Melssner An effort was made to Instruct the
delegates to the state convention for Hon.
\V. J. Uryan , but again the administration
men were ready for the situation and de
feated the motion The convention "was ad
ministration two to one. The delegates to
the state convention areC. . L. Melssner ,
Dr A H. Allen , W. K. Atkinson , T. II.
Dradley and Bud Gilbert.
lloivn In '
llrjnn I'ltrlpn *
HOLDHHGE , Neb , Sept. 15 ( Special Tel
egram ) The democrats held their county
cofiventlon here today. D W llllsabeck
was chairman and B. A. Iloth secretary ,
The administration democrats had complete
control of the convention D.V. . Hllsabeck
and U. A. Ttoth were elected delegates to
the state convention and they are In favor of
a straight democratic ticket and are opposed
to a 16 to 1 silver ratio. The delegates elected
to the congressional convention arc : G. L
Keith , S. M Sherwood , J. B. Cooper and
J. W. Jackson. They arc la favor of a
straight democratic congressional nominee.
lh > } CMiie County Itcpuutlcaun ,
SIDNEY. Neb. , Sept. 15 ( Special Tele
gram ) The republican c-unty convention
was held here today. Forty-two responded
and unanimously nominated Judge George W ,
Heist for county attorney. Addresses were
made by Judge Heist , 0V. . Fowltr nnd Hon.
Henry Saint Flaynor. Harmony prevailed
Matt Dougherty was In town t night , shak-
'ng hands with the "boys"
A telegram from Wcyerts amiouncss that
Lewis U. Barlow was nominated fo" commis
sioner by the republicans of the First dis
trict , Chejenne county , today.
Kndonril Cl vrluii < l , Morton anil 1 try an.
PAWNEE CITY , Nib , Sept. 15. ( Special
Telegram , ) The democratic county convex
tlon was held here today , two precincts be
Ing unrepresented. The Hryan forces car
rled the day at the primaries , and the con
ventlon was In favor of fusion with the pop
ulists. Resolutions were passed cndorslnt
Cleveland , Morton and Bryan , and declaring
for free and unlimited coinage at 1C to 1
Chris Goodlow und S. Wolford wore nom
Inatcd for representatives , and the delega
tlon to the senatorial convention was In
structed for George Cotton , the populls
KmloritMl Hrjuu After u ICtiw.
1 SEWAHD , Neb. , Sept. 15 ( Special Tele
gram. ) The' democratic convention here to
day , after a stormy session , endorsed flryai
for United States senator , free coinage 16 t
1 and appointed delegates to the state , con
gresBlonal and senatorial conventions. The ;
also nomlnattd one- candidate for represen
lathe , left one blank and J. J. Thomas fo
county attorney. The nomination for repre
scntatlvc was left blank for the populist
to fill The action of the convention Is no
endorsed by many ot the democrats.
JnfTuriDii Drninrruts n 1,11 tin M xeit.
KAIIIUURY. Neb. . Sept. 15. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Democrats today nominated Join
Grissom f r the legislature , II. A. Parks fo
clerk of the court , Dr , Hepperlln for corone
and Herman Teltzen for commissioner. R-s
olullons were adopted Indorsing Clevelan
and favoring Bryan for United States senatoi
Five of the nine delegates to the state con
ventlon are for Br > an. Joe Sarbach wa
selected as chairman and A. UTllammon
secretary of the county contial committee ,
1'imliiu In Ni-ni thu.
AUDUHN , Neb . Sept. 15. ( Special ) Th
democrats of this county held their convex
tlon today and divided on fusion. The
rebolved that It would be Inexpedient to pi :
forth n tlcKet at the coming election , lvln
aa a reacon that to do so would b to lnlp tli
republicans elect their tlcka. After the cor
veil tlon adjourned Hon. W. J. Hryan taIKe
to them for an hour and a half.
Itnil Cliiilil Drmucmtlo Caurmrs.
IlED CLOUD , Neb , Sept. 15 ( Specli
caucuses litre tonight Tht > First war
elected four administration men. The Sei
end's five- delegates are neutral. Conslde
able bad blood was exhibited In the Kir
ward. An attempt was made to secure
lel'unMon favorable to theMtiu"drstment of
the popullnt cm.1 laic lor cduhry attorney ,
who has r ere n ly deserted thq , democrats.
The fuftlonlMs ( ailed ) ,
.MILLS' DintO. HA1IC M
_ 1 l.
fiilllifol of tli it > < -cllon of Imtu Trjlnii tel
l rt Togetlirr.
MALV13UN. la , Sept IB , Special Tele
gram ) --The democints uro. , trjing hard to
extricate thenicilvei from thtf mttddlo they
Kol Into over ( he nomination "of auditor.
After the tutncntlun , when -U was discovered
that Andy Uusscll wag not HSbttully nomi
nated , he was ur ed In the ( merest of good
politics and as a man of ho erMo withdraw
In favor of W It , Iiit.ley ! , vvho received
sKty-tuo votes on the fittli ballot and the
nomination. It the correct number ot dele-
git s lind been etutcd In the call , At first
llusselt agreed to leave the matter with the
c.ntral committee to decide , but as he feared
for the result , he backed down nnd d dared
that as lie was nominated he was going to
run Tim bosses then tried coating Yester
day ho agreed to leave U to nnotlisr vote ,
Illank ballot * vrc sent to the chairman of
each township , with Instructions to secure
the votes of their respective delegates as to
their choice between A , J , Russell of Olcn-
wood and W. H. Buckley of Mnlvrn for
ShcrUUin C'omily ( oiitmtlnn the Orcunltm
fur nn Kiitlin l tl < tiillinrlns.
SHCRIDAN.Vja. . . Sept. 15. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The republican county convention
met today and nominated the following can
didates : A. M App'cR t , state senator ; L
II. Brooks S , n Mills , W. n Jackson , Icg-
I'latur ? : Frank Morrow , sherff ; n. W. Scott ,
county clerk ; George Grlflln , treasurer : T.
T. TV nan , clerk of the district court , K. K.
Lonahaugh , county attorney.
Republicans had a grand ratification meetIng -
Ing tonight. Judge M. U. Complin and Hon.
J A. VanOrsdel spoke
Hull < umiM tor 1 iiiliiii.
GHANO ISLAND , Sept 1G. ( Special Tel
egram ) In the democratic county conven
tion today th : fight between free silver and
the administration factions came early In
the selection of the chairman. Hrjanltcs
won. forty-eight to twentj-slx The dele
gation to the state convention Is about four-
fifths free silver men. The congresslon.il
delegation Is Instructed to vote as a unit
for McKelghan One. delegate , the son of
Seintnr Vest , had his name withdrawn from
the delegation becausi ho was a democrat.
The populist candidates for the legislature
nominated yesterday were endorsed. Henry
Vlcregg and H.nry Gam were nominated
for treasurer and attorney , respectively
Otiio < omitl llrliiorrntlo I'rliiinrlrR
NEBRASKA CITY , Sept. IB. ( Special Tel
egram ) Democratic primaries were held
today. A bitter fight was waged between
Bryan , and the administration , or Morton
democrats. From the fact that the names
of some delegates were on both tickets , each
faction claims victory.
SYRACUSE , Neb . Sept. IS. ( Special Tel
egram. ) At the democratic primaries luld
here today the Morton-Brvan question was
Kept down There was but , one ticket In
the field and the delegation ! Is somewhat
mixed. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ i
Failed lo Lmlorrfa Iliuyi ilian.
HAHIUSBURG , Sept 13 Resolutions were
Introduced regarding thd position taken by
Vice Grand Master HaonaWn In advising
members of Hie brotherhood who went out
during the Pullman sympathetic strike not
to work with nonunion' ' , men. An
effort was made to have his course
fully endorsed , but ithls failed.
The officials tonight refused to sav just what
was done with the resolutions , but It Is be
lieved they were dropped will/out action.
I'nps of MOIIX Cmmty Oppose
H.V WARDEN. la . Sepf. J5Special ( Tele
gram ) The populists of Blou\ county , In
mass convent'on ' here todiy , nominated the
following county ticket:1) Auditor , P. F. Le
vins ; recorder , A C Austin ; clerk , J. n.
Akin , attorney , W. W. Palmer. The conven
tion endorsed the Omaha platform and stuck
lo the sentiment of keeping In the middle of
Chain of Stiinton > muln itcd.
WAYNE , Neb , Sept. 15. ( Special Tele
gram ) At the republican convention ot
he Seventeenth representative district held
icre today Charles Chace of Stanton was
icmlnated by acclamation , His election Is
conceded The republican county committee
) f Wayne county nominated A M. Jacobs
'or ' commissioner ot the Third district.
Democratic I' rl unifies lit llcllrvur ,
BELLEVUC , Neb. , Sept. 15 ( Special' )
At the democratic primaries held hero today
he following delegates to the convention
were elected Victor McCnrty , James Whet
stone , John Atkinson , W. J Newm n and
Gsorge S. Burtch. They re for Edgar
loward for representative. Jcnn Clinton re
ceived the nomination for assessor.
I.lttlo lalth In Drmocr cjr.
CEDAR RAPIDS , la , , Sept , 15 ( Special
Telegram. ) Nominations w nt a-begging at
.he democratic convention of the Eighteenth
.udlclal district here today. William J Cham-
> erlaln and Lewis Helnar ot this city were
Inally nominated , the latter accepting condl-
IJcnioi rullu ticket In Hamilton County.
WEIJSTER CITY. la. , Sept. 13. ( Special
Telegram. ) At the democratic county con
vention , held In this city today , a full county
.tcket was placed In the fleU , as follows
bounty attorney , M. P. Hyatt ; recorder , Lee
3rlener ; county supsrlntendent , Miss Ada
Will Not l.rt Him KrtlKM.
SACRAMENTO , Cal. , Sept. 15. The Second
congressional district democratic convention
met here this afternoon. The convention re
fused by a vote of 95 to 106 to accept the
declination of CamlncttI for congressman , and
he was rcnomlnated by acclamation.
I'llUto KriHllilli.iii4 >
COLUMBUS , Neb. . Sept. 15. ( Special Tek.
gram ) At a called meeting of the republi
can county convention today Qua G. Beachei
was nominated by acclamation for represen
tative and R P. Drake county attorney.
Coutresimun fiercer lit KIKIinru.
Hon. D II. Mercer speaks at Elkhorn nexl
Saturday , the 22d Inst. , at 2 o'clock p. m
The meeting will be held under the auspice :
of the ElKhorn Republican club.
j.v' ' DIMIKA cu.
iKton Alllllln Companies fount
( .ulltj of llutlnout i iimlmt ,
OLYMPIA , Wash. , ptt 15 The mllltar ;
court of Inquiry appojpttd by Governor Me
Grow to Investigate the conduct of the Spo
kane Tekoa and Spragus inllltla companle
during the troubles grtWUib out of the rccen
strike finds that company G of Spokan
was guilty of mutinous donduct at Tacomi
July 7 and that all thfe mpmbers then presen
except Charles E. Nelfon participated o
acquiesced In the mutrrf | ; that Llcutcnan
Colonel McCarthy was right In arresting th
company and that Uthierul Curry made i
grave blunder In reTfas.lng It. The cour
recommends that the company be dlsbandei
and would favor the dishonorable dlscharg
of the mutineers but for tile fact that a cour
martial would be Accessary to Impose tli I
sentence. The court finds that Captain J
W. Steornes of Tekoa , In permitting hi
company to be stoned by the mob at Spragui
was absolutely wanting In a proper Know I
edge of his duty and recommends his dla
charge. Thr court finds that while a con
sldcrable number of Troop A of Sprague wn
In sympathy with the strikers , there was n
disloyalty , except nn the part of Smith Erant
who organized a squad of men lo cheer th
Spokane mutineers at Tacoma , and Sergean
A. P. Fully and Private Kennedy , who dt
terted at Tacoma. Toe discharge of Evani
Sully and Kennedy Is recommended. Gov
ernor McGraw lias approved thefinding
and Issued orders to carry them In effect ,
' noli In tin ) Ironnurr.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 15. The c h I
the treasury at Ihe close of business toda
amounted to * 127S14,79S. of which f57W7S
represented the cold , rtserv * .
Kelley , Stiger & Co. ,
Cor. Farnam and 15th Sts.
Styles are more varied , prices much more acceptable
to buyers of fine dress gojcls , than in past seasons.
Our new Crepe and Paisley Granile 50 inch suitings are
only Si-35 >
Scotch Coverts , fancy Cheviots 50 inches wide at $1.00.
See our pretty and serviceab'c Golf suitings at
New Silks Now Ready for Inspection
New Dress Trimmings and Buttons ,
We have the very latest fashionable styles at popular
prices. Examine our new cut jet buttons and trimmings.
Our fall importation of Trefousse Kid Gloves
--embracing all the latest shades for street and evening wear ,
arc now in stock ,
Special attention is called to "Dent's" gloves for street
wear , just received. _
Cloaks. Cloaks , Cloaks.
We offer a fine assortment of fall and winter garments ,
latest styles , in both clo.h and fur. *
Also a variety of misses' and children's goods.
Ladies' Under wer Special.
Combination suits , Egyptian cotton , fall weight , only
$ i.i2j4 a suit. Call and examine.
Kelley , Stiger & Co. ,
Corner Farnam and 151 ! ! Sts.
SCRA8TOX GETS SCORCHbD
Loss Runs Up to a Quarter of a Million
ENTIRE BUSINESS PORTION THREATENED
Three 1 ( return Full Through a Hoof to the
llnseraeiit unit Are litscnoil Otilj
Moment lliforo tlio Walls Tall-
One of 'I hem bcrlotuly Injured.
SCRANTON , Pa. , Sept. 15. The most extensive -
tensive fire , in point of loss , that ever visited
this city , broke out yesterday In the business
portion of the city. When the flames were
Drought under control at 10 o'clock , the loss
had reached at a conservative estimate $250-
OJO. For a time It was thought the entire
business portion of the city would be de
Flames were first discovered In the base
ment of Matthew Bros' wholesale and retail
drug house , 320 Lackawunna avenue. An
alarm was sent In. and when the four com
panies of the district responded , the build
ing was a mass of fire , and had spread to
No. 31C , occupied principally by Gross & Fos
ter , one ot the largest dry goods stores In the
city. Another alarm brought six more com
panies to the scene Tha ( Ire continued to
spread , nnd at 8 o'clock a general alarm
brought the entire fire department o the city
When the flames were under control , 316 ,
318 and 320 Lackavvanna avenue were com
pletely destroyed , 3iO , 322 and 321 were
gutted and 314 badly damaged.
At 8:30 three firemen fell through thereof
roof of No. 31C. Two landed on the first
floor , and one went through lo the base
ment. They were extricated by ropes a few
seconds before the walls collapsed. Charles
P Brcckett was seriously Injured Internally.
The losses , aa far as can be ascertained ,
are as follows'
No. 320 Matthew Bros. , owners and occu
pants , stock ? 50,000. building 120.000.
No. 322 M. Norton , paper dealer , stock
$30.000 , building $10.000.
No. 324 F. L Crane , owner and occupant ,
three upper stories. Block unknown , build
ing $51,000 ; N W Longncld , first floor , milli
nery , stock $5.000.
Nos. 316 , 31S , owned by Dr. Henwooil ,
building $25,000 ; first floor , Gross & Poster ,
dry goods , $100,000 ; Henwood & Warded ,
dentists , unknown ; DeWItt , photographer ,
No. 314 Williams & Uro , tailors , water
damage $5,000. i
At 1 o'clock eight streams were being
played on the ruins and the fire was still
PANIC IN A enic use uuu.oim ] .
Small lire In /Ipirtraent Moment Twen
ty-Second und Indlani ,
CHICAGO , Sept. 15. Fire In the Hodges
apartment building nt Twenty-second street
and Indiana avenue this afternoon caused a
wild panic among the tenants The blaze
started In the basement and two men and
some children , shut off from escape , clung
lo window sills and clambered out on the
fire escape. Several jumped from the lower
stories and were Bllghtly injured. One
woman , Miss Francis I'lper , climbed from a
fifth-story window and clung , screaming , to
the casement until rescued by the firemen.
The fire was extinguished with slight
damage. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Heavy Knlni In tlir > Timber Ciiuntry.
ASHLAND , WIs. , Sept. 15 , Heavy rains
last night extinguished the foreit fires to
seme extent. Homestead people around
Metier were reported to be fighting tire
with every energy yesterday. Near Mineral
lake a large dam was burned , entailing a
loss of $5,000 to the- Mineral Lake company.
Burned trfrp falling across the track of the
BcLsemcr branch of the Wisconsin Central
railroad have given a great amount of
ISHPEMINO , Mich , , Sept. 15. The first
heavy rain far three months fell last night
and effectually extinguished the forest fires
In Gogebec and Houghton counties. All
danger for the present from for * it t fires Is
over. The Ions in the upper peninsula will
AllnerJ < if Ihe Tlttubiirjr IllHtrlvt.
13 I P1TTSBURQ. Sept. 15. A meeting of rail
road coal operatori ot the I'lttsburg district
v.lllb ; held Monday to consider the failure
of the strike at the New York & Cleveland
Gaa Coal company's mines , which arc now
working for 55 cents , while the scale rate Is
69. The agreement with the mlneis' odlclnls
was that the scale rate should be generally
observed or the agreement fall ? . A general
reduction will probably result.
nKiu f > cno < n. tour ii.ti.r , I.K muu.
A nn uul Mcetlui ; Tr.msiicts .11 noli Hiislm-ns nf
IntrrcHt to I'lajcrn.
The jeailj- meeting of the HlKh School
Foot Itall league was held In Lincoln Sep
tember 15 Delegates vveie present ftotn all
the schools , nnd a % ery prutlluble session
resulted , llajes of Ashland was elected
president , , Sheldon of Omnhn , vice presi
dent ; Jackson of Lincoln , seuictuiy , and
Marsh of Pawnee < Mty , treasurer. Ashland
was awnided the pennant for the bcason of
'OS 1'avvnee City and Ue.itrice were ad
mitted Into the league , with favorable hopes
of I "nils City and \Vjmore soon entering.
The le.ieue waa divided Into two circuits :
Lincoln , ARhlnnd , Nebraska City and
Omaha composing1 the northern and 1'avvnee
City , AVymore , Falls City and Deatilce
composing the southern.
The follow IngIs Ihe schedule of the
October 0 , Ashland nt Nebinska Cltv ; Oc-
: ober It , Nebra = ku City nt Omaha , October
13. Lincoln nt Aahlnml , October " 0 , A iil.ind
it Omfthn ; October 27 , Lincoln at Nebraska
City , November J. Omaha nt Lincoln , No-
\ ember IT , champlon hlp game of not them
iml southern circuits.
Koine amendments ) were made to the con
stitution anil the financial policy of the
league was placed on a much more solid
basis. Platlsmouth belnK unable to sup
port her team this jear , found It necessary
\vlthdiuvv fiom the league.
Miootlni ; til lr ) it Sliri Ittaii.
CHICAGO , Sept Favorable weather
enabled the marksmen to make betu-i rec
ords on the rifle tango at Fort Sheridan to
day. The best absolute pcore foi the two
tl.iys' practice vvas made by First Lieuten
ant A. U Foster , Second Infnntiy , who Kot
335 bulls' eyes out of a possible -100 The
shooting VVUB an aggregate f"1' " * e Inli-r-
medlato ranges between I00 ! uiul 000 > ardn
llut Lieutenant Foster vva In the distin
guished cluss and was not In actual com
petition with the amateur marksmen Ser
geant Thompson llairett , company K ,
Twelfth Infantry , made the highest score
below distinguished class -with IX. Far
rier Jacob Hoff , troop F. Third cavahy ,
scored 320. the best record registered with
the trooper * . Sergeant Hugo Grllllth.
troop O , JjlKhth cavalry , one of the famous
shots of the cavalry , fell but two ] > olnts
lower. In field practice the Springfield rllle
Is regarded us hiivlnK the advantage in ac
curacy over the carbine. Preliminary ilclil-
hi will continue four dajs next week.
Harry M hips I ron.
LEMONT , III. , Sept. 15.-The contest foi
the championship of the world between the
bantam weights , James Hurry uf Chicago
and Casper Leon of New York , was decided
tonight on the turf In Lcmont , 111 A hpe-
clal train curried the lighters nnd a large
number ot fpoitlm ; men to the cene of the
battle. It was the most evenly matched
tight seen In many n day , and wan decided
In the twenty-eighth lound In favor of
Harry , Leon had nn advantage in having
height and reach , but Harry dlil most of
Ihn leading , nnd In xeveral roumlB the call
of time alone Haved Leon. Kach round the
latter came. up Binding , and stood the ttcvere
punishment Inlllctcd by liariy in a pplindld
manner. No fairer fighters ever stepped
Into a ring than these two great little BCII-
The B. ft. M.'a were defeated by the O. H.
Wlitha In an IntcrcRtlnir g-nmo Saturday
aftcinoon It Is no more than fair lo say
the umpire helped the winning side , as ho
made some decisions which were very rank
and which robbed the II.M.'s of two or
three scores This Is the llrst defeat the
II. & M.'s have received this Heannn having'
won twentv straight Kames. The feature
\\.IH the pla > lnK of the II. & M 'a , they
pIuyltiK an errorless game , tiaoiu :
H. & M 's . 1 020020-5
O H Wlrlhs . 3020300 K
Ilnse hits : IJ. ft M 'a , 6 ; O. II. Wlrtlm. 7.
Krroiv II & . J\t.'H \ , 0 , O. H. Wlrthn. 3.
Jt.ittcrles. I'carm.in and Tliomnon ; Aliillck
and Sage. Umpire : Julius C'nenar.
I'lfljMtlo Iliuord I.uirercd
LONDON , Sept. 15. The rlfty-mlle ama
teur blcjcle record was broken at the II erne
Hill track toOay by Green , who won a. race
at the distance lor the championship In
1:50,45 : 4-5. Thla lieatH the vuuld'H record by
one minute , thirty-one anil three-fifths ec-
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Peter Tuckinn llep.irt .
NUW YOHK , Sept. 15.-I'cler JackHon ,
pugilist , culled fur St. ThoinuH today on
board the Carrlbee , to visit his aged
tn'onxln ItopiilillcMii ( oncrunxliiuul Nominee ,
I'UIiULO , Sept. 15. Hx-Ssnator Dow en wai
nominated for congress by acclamation by the
Second district republican convection.
MORE SCALPS AT HIS BELT
Judge Scott finds Health Board Offlons
Guilty of Contempt.
BOB DUNCAN NOT UNDER THE CH\RGE " -II
Whole Mutter Mill Conic Un .ijroln Tun.or-
row .Mornlnc itlnii < itlii-i- Judge tou-
feirliiK \\liin ail I ( Tori tn Modify
.Mitiiiluiiius it in i0 [ ; viae | ,
The members of the Hoard of Health ha\e
met Judge C. H. Scott , mid with the excep
tion of Bob Dunc.au , the plumbing Inspector.
they have all Kone down before himlike
grain before the reaper. Mayor Ucmli , Chief
of Police Sea\ey. iimltli Commissioner S -
xllle and Councllmen Ilrunrr nnd McAndrcws
have been a.ljuOged to b- guilty of contempt
of court In not complying | th u former
order of the court with relerenre to tlm Pon-
pli-ton niemitt dump.
Yesterday the catct \ called In the
criminal court room , with Duncan as the
prosecuting witness , and from start to finish
H was a spar for points , us no testimony
was adduced , the di'UBlon being rendered on
tnpi strength of affld ltb und admissions.
Dr Savhle explained thai an an ofllclal of
the city he had Mblted th ? dump at leist
three times each ucek , und Imd always found
the place clean and wholesome. He had Instructed -
structed the men In his employ to use eiery
precaution to Kce that manure and gurliaKe
were deposited so as , , to bo swept uwuy
by the channel current of the river.
When the wind was blowing from the east , It
was Uue that btraw and ] | Sht material would
drift to the Nebraska t-horu , but ut other
times this dlfilctilty was not experienced.
To his Knowledge the ordinances of the city
and the ordfr of the court Imd not been vie
lated In uny particular , lie denied that a
dead hog had been al.oucd to remain upon
the bank , us alleged by Duncan , but Instead ,
all dead animals were "intern away by Macdonald -
donald , the city contractor.
Major Uemls ild that he had visited tha
dump and had not been able to discover any
thing that was objectionable. In his opinion
the place was ktpt as crati ai > It was possible
to keep a dump that was constantly In us- .
He was sure that he ami every other member
of the board had the greatest respect for the
order of the court requlrlni ; the dump to be
kept clean and free from offensive odors.
Attorney Cornish , representing the accused
oRicIalK , declared that contempt was not un
eiror In judgment no mucli IIH It was a will
ful d slro to Ignore the ruling of the court.
The nfTUhult of Duncan , ho said , failed to
ktato that the re pondenls had not need their
best efforts In Keeping the dump clean , nor
< lld It show that It was Impossible to pre
vent the foul smells from arising from tha
decaying refuse. When defendants were
using uvcry effort lo obey the court , he did
not think that they tould hardly bo accused
of cent mpt.
Juilgc Scott contended that It was riot suffi
cient for the defendants to vlmw that they
did not have knowledge. The people had
placed them In authority thut they might
look after JUKI such things , and It was not
right for thuii to Hhiit their eyes and de
clare that they could not see. The showing
In the Duncan afllduvltH clearly established ,
the fact , the court Bald , that garbage haulers
had allowed tlio offensive refuse to accumu
late upon the bank and uroutid the the pil
ing of the dump. If but one load oC manure
was unloaded upon the bank of the river ,
that was a violation of the former ordfr of
the court and the officials were guilty of
contempt. The dump vas a creature of tha
Hoard of Health , and UK such the member *
were In duty bound to take rare of it In'the
manner In which they had agreed to do.
Attorney Cornish maintained that the de
fendants were not guilty , and asked that the
case be continued for a time , as there was
a deal In contemplation by which It was
proposed to allow Mardonald li cent ) per cublo
yard for hauling the manure from the city
to his dump outside of the city limits. Ho
alBo atiked Judge Scott to nit with Judge
Ferguson next Monday and n-e If there could
not lie some arrangement arrived at by
which the terms of the mandamut and the
Injunction could be modified so they
would fit together Tli la was agreed to , and
all of thr defendants , with the exception of
Duncan , were adjudged guilty of contempt
of court and placet ] under bonds of $100 each
to appear next Monday , at xhlch time there
will b an attempt made to modify the man
damus which requires tha establishment of
the dump and the Injunction which ordc.ni
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