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Second Navnl Engagement Results in the
toss of Five Cubase Llrip ? ,
1'urllicr IlfltulUuf rroilimi riRhls Number
ol Klllcil lit I'liiK VmiBl-nrscly IMmln-
IftliciI-IIiKl Tilt-lien of I.I Hum :
Clmng's .Hun.
TOKIO , Sept. 20. An ofndai dispatch re
tclved hero Irom Hie headquarters of tin
Japanese * fle-t says that the latter at I o'clocl
ot the afternoon of tlio IGtli met eleven Chi
ncso war ships and six torpedo boats thirty
five mllca northeast of Hal Yang Too , will
the result that lour o the Chinese ships wn
sunk mid one was burned. The dispatch add
that the Japanese fleet sustained no damage
YOKOHAMA , Sept. 20. The particulars ro
cotved lierj In regard to the liattlo of Plni
Yang show that ths Chinese loss was 2,001
Itllled and 1-1.500 wounded and captured. , 1
fourth part ol the Chinese army escaped. Th <
Japanese IOTS was only about eleven officer
wound ill and 2CO soldiers killed.
The Japanese army Is marching on WIJu
which It Is. expected will be reach id by th
end of September. ,
LONDON , Sept. 20. Dispatches receWc
hero today from Shanghai say that the tie
number of the Chinese Uet engaged In tli
battle fought oft the mouth of the Yal
river was twelve war ships and lour torped
boats. The Japanese licet , It. Is added , wa
composed of sevcntu.n ships , some of whlc
worei small war vessels. The Chinese clalr
to have sunk the Japanese war ships ) Abu
&hlma and Yosslna and a Japanese transput
which had been converted into a cruise
and named the 8a1ko.
A private report received hero from Shanp
hal declares that these vessels were not sun
as th Chinese claim , but that they escape
in a disabled condition.
It Is reported that the Chinese transpoi
Toonun was sunk after she had landed he
troops , but this Is thought to be probably lr
The report that Admiral Ting and Colom
Von Hanneklii wcro severely woiwdid teen
to bo Incorrect , for they have both rcturne
to duty.
The Westminster Gazette comments upo
the battle as follows ! "We observe , spcakln
generally , that both sides were engaged I
verifying the theories of Captain Malmn , II
Japanese consciously , as they are great sti
dents of that Eminent authority , and the Ch
naso unwittingly , and It may be fairly sii |
Iioscd , reluctantly. The Chinese have tl
biggest navy , but they have bo-n unable I
concentrate It upon points ol paramount stn
logical importance. So lar the war h :
turned out us , according o the most ai
proved principles , It ought to have turm
out. "
The Pall Mall Gazette remarks : "Admlr ,
Ting has made the fatal mistake of trying i
convoy troops before ho had met and broki
the enemy's fleet , nnd unless the trooi
landed at the -Yalu river are relieved fro
th sea they are Irretrievably lost. "
The St. James's Gazette says : "If Oils Is
victory lor the Chinese , they must pray lor
defeat. The damage which the Japanese li
dieted with their binallcr nnd lighter tqua
ron goes lar to show that In tactics , disc
pllno and the handling of mod rn wcapoi
they are as much superior to the Chinese
'sea as they have already shown thcmsclv
to ho on land. "
The officials of the Japanese legation he
liava received a private cable message fro
Yokohama dated today , saying that on Se
temlier 1C twelve Chin-50 war ships encou
tered nine Japanesu ships with the rosi ;
that after severe fighting the Chinese la
four vessels and the Japanse none.
WASHINGTON' . Sept. 21) . Neither t
Chinese or Japanese legation has ncelv
nny advices aa to the great naval engap
inont off Yalu. Lieutenant Mlyokaw , t
naval attache ol the Japanese legation , t
turned today from an eastern trip. lie
well acquainted with the scene of the ball
and says It Is so lar removed Irom Japine
telegraph stations that word would first hate
to bo carried by dispatch boils to Tushli
or Nagasaki beloro the Toklo autliprltl
could be Informed of the battle. As the tig
occurred last Saturday It Is expected th
thn dispatch boats will have the ofllcial ve
Blon transmitted very soon , and the lep
tlon Is. looking1 for full Information toclt
The Japanese officials here nro much elat
ever the latest reports , as they nay t
sinking of China's big battleship , the Ch
Yuen , fatally cripples China's navy.
Another significant fact commented on
Iho Japanese legation Is that foreign offlc <
npptar lo have been In command of t
Chinese ships , which , In the Judgment
the Japanese authorities here , shows tl
the Chinese are yet deficient In native co
inanderg and arc depending on forelgm
to manipulate their ships , which Is
marked contrast with the native comma
of all Japanese' war ships.
The Chinese minister declines to disc *
the recent battles or any phase of the w ;
In response to an inquiry today he s <
word that no advices had been received a
that lie was very busy. Ho Is building
largo ball room In the rear of the legatl
with the prospect of on extensive cntcrta
mcnt In the future. There Is npparcn
no intention to share In the anxiety o-
the Chinese reverses.
No official advices have been received hi
clearing up the many doubts as to whl
vessels were destroyed.
Minister Kurlno , at the office ! ol the Ja ]
neso legation here , regards the cable fr
Toklo to thcw Associated press as giving i
moat trustworthy report of the engagcnu
yet received , and IH gratified to learn lr
this course that thu Japanese fleet s
tallied no great damage. They point i
that Toklo la about GuU miles from lllr
chtma , where the cmpcior and the he ;
quarters of the army ami navy are local
There Is telegraphic connection so tl
TolUo would have the first information lr
Japanese sources from the Imperial he
quarters at Hlroschlma.
Legation officials do not believe
Shanghai report naming two vessels allei
lo have been sunk. Lieutenant Mlyoa
Iho Japanese naval attache he
Bays there is no such ship In
Japanese navy as thn Abutditma , which
Shanghai account says was sunk. There
many ships with the sufllK "shlma , " mean
Island , but non have the prefix "Abu"
anything like It. It Is believed at the If
tlon. however , that the cruiser Sulko , clalr
to huvo been sunk. Is the Slkyo. The lat
was formerly n fast merchantman betw
Shanghai and Yokohama , and was recoi
transformed Into a fleet cruiser. Lleuton
Mlyoaka says that by Uie Yotslna. stated
the Shanghai report to have been sunk ,
undoubtedly meant the Yoshln , the pride
th' Japanese navy. It would bo startl
news , Indeed , he cays , 1C this ship had g
dawn , but ho scouts the Idea , Shu Is the n
cat and fastest cruiser In the Japanese no
with the remarkable spe.-d of twcnty-ll ;
Idiots per hour ,
Opinion > if nil KniUmry of Ilio Popn on
( IrlrntiilViir. .
FAN FRANCISCO. Sert. 2)-JIgr. PJ.I11
Tvrmoz , prelate of the pope , is In the
on mi apostolic mission. Ho WHS one of
passenger * on the steamer Oceanic , wl
arrived from the Orient a few days i
Blnca the beginning of lait j'car ha
lie-en delving Into the creeds and cust
of all the Oriental natlona , and at thu s
Line has baeti Investigating the * work * ol
Catholic missions In the countries ivhlcl
Imu traversed.
From PekliiB Mir. Tmnoi went by wa
Manchuria and C'orcu to Japan Ho
the Janpancce fleet land Its troops
Chemulpo and says he was ctruck with
military manner In which Iho ceremony
catrled out. Japan's army , he says , li ( ar
superior lo that of China.
"The Brent trouble with China , " he Bald ,
"Is the lack of patriotism among the people.
In Japan every mother's eon Is steeped In
Patriotism. In China n viceroy and a , num
ber of soldiers are hired to defend ( he
cciiiitry. They might be so many Hessians
for all the patriotism they possess. "
Admit tlin Destruction of 1'niir Vc r1i In
Ilin YiUu Kivcr ll.illlo.
LONDON. Sept. 20. A dispatch from Tien.
Tsln says ; From Chinese ofilcers with dls-
patches who have arrived here and latei
messages from I'ort Arthura full narrative
of the naval battle of Yalu Is obtainable
Admiral Tint ; , commander of the Chlneti
northern squadron , was Insinuated by tin
council of war hers to convey six transport !
and to land the troops , guns nnd stores a
Yochow , from which base China Intended It
renew operations In Corca. The battleship :
Ting-Yuen , Chen-Yuen.Klng-Yuen.Ping-Yuen
Li-Yuen and Tsl-Yucn and cruisers Chl-Yiieu
Chlng-Yuen , Chao-Yuen , Yang-AVo , Kwang
Kal and Wang-Tin , together with four tor
pedopedo boats , escorted the transports , The ;
arrlv.d at the entrance to the Ynlu rive
early Monday morning , nnd then tllsern
barkatlon proceeded rapidly , the transport
steaming Into the river , while the warship
anchored outside.
At tl o'clock smoke on the horizon Indl
cated the approach of a large flotilla. Th
situation was grasped Immediately nil
Admiral Tnng gave orders for th
weighing of anchors nml the plac
Ing of the ships In baltlf nrrnj
Ills position was a dilllcult one. If he re
malncd near the shore his movements -wul
bo cramped , and if he steamed out for sen
room he ran the risk cf a Japanese cruise
or torpeJo boat running In among his trans
ports. Ho choose the lesser of the tw
evils and formed a fighting line to guai
thEi estuary In single column In the folluw n
order from port to starboard : l"ung-We
Chl-Yuen , Tsl-Yucn , King-Yuen , .Tlng-Yncr
Lai-Yuen , Chin-Yuen , I'ign-Yuen , Chlnu
Yuen and Chao-Yucn. As a second fight
Ing line and to meet any Japanese shl
which might succeed In forcing the Dght'n
line , the Kwang-kal and Kwnng-tlng , wit
four torpedo beats , were stationed at th
mcuth of the river.
The Japanese fleet approached at full spec
until within range. Then they advance. ! i
columns , forming Into two lines. Nina Iroi
dads and cruisers formed the fighting llm
while three gunboats and five torpedo boat
formed the second line. Firing commence
forthwith. The guns on both sides wet
workdo unceasingly at long range , nnd tli
hits were Infrequent. The Japanero crej
close and the gunners made bettor practlci
The Ting-Yuen was the first to suffer , a she
bursting In her battery. From the outset tl
Japanese directed a powerful fire upon tl :
Chinese battleships Chin Yuen and Ting Yuei
For ninety minutes terrific cannoiuUe cot
tlnucd. The result was that one Japanes
crulsei1 , reported to have been the Salk
was placed out cf action. One Chinese o
fleer declared that he saw her s nk. 1
the meantime the two big guns on the Chei
Yuen were disabled and the other shl ]
showed signs of damage , llcth Herts wei
under easy steam , The Japanese maneuve
Ing , while the Chinese held their origin
positions. Suddenly two of the Japanei
cruisers sought to break through the Chine ;
line on the slurb.ard side. Three to
pedo boats swiftly pursued them. Tl
went at fu
Chin-Yuen and ChanR-rYuen
speed astern to avoid a catastrophe. Tl
boats IIred their torpedoes , but the nets aboi
the Japanese crulseis Mopped them. In tl
mcihtlme other guns were brought to be ;
upon the cruisers , which are bc.leved to ha'
been Takltuslilma and the Yoshlmo. Thi
were bcaUn back by the weight of metal
an nlmoit helpless stato. Chinese otlict
declare that both sank.
The Chinese had fared little better , for tl
Chlng-Yuen had been several times hull
and pierced upon the water line , while tl
Chan-Yuen had stranded while Irlylng
evade the Japanese torpedo boats. All a
tempts to float her had been frustrated by tl
flre directed upon her. Finally she burst In
flumes from chclls. The big guns of t ]
Chen-Yuen wcro disabled , but she remain
In the fighting line , working her smaller ai
machine guns. The Tsl-Yu.n returned
the second line nnd the King-Yuen was In
terrible plight. A shell burst through h
deck * nnd set fire to her , and with t
flames bursting from her she slowly settl
down. A score of times the Japanese soug
to break through the Chinese lines , but un
the last the Chinese guns \\ere > able to st
them and the Japanese never reached t
transports. The Chlnse vest-Is gave way 1
fore the attacks nnd while doing BO t
Yang-Wei stranded stern first. H
fate was similar to that
th& Chao-Yeun. The Chl-Ye
was nothing more than a wallowing wre
wh'en struck by n torpedo , and she sank wl
all on board. The scene WHS now apallli
The guns on several of thes hips on toth Fill
were daslbled and the great ship ! rolled hea
lly. The streams of grren water pourl
from most of them showed that the ste :
and tcstlfi
pumps were working Incessantly
to the extent of the damage 1
( llcted. Some of the ChlnEse ships h
exhausted their ammunition during t
last hour's fight. More than one ol t
Japanese vessels seemed to bo on the pj
of foundering. It wss not until dusk , ho
ever , that the firing ceased , and the b
tcred Japanese fleet slowly departed In dcul
line formation. Towards morning the re
nants of the Chinese fleet , with six trai
i ports , started lor Port Arthur , which v
safrly reached. The damage to all I
Chinese ships Is so extensive that It c
ecatcely be repaired belore winter. The
fleers fay that both sides showed the m
B courige.
rirrmcn's ISrothurlioml Dlsapprnvcs
Action nurln thu Utto Strike.
HAR1USBURG. Pa , , Sept. 20. 1
Urolherhood of Firemen elected ihe follc
Ing olllcera yesterday : Grand secretary t
treasurer , Frank W. Arnold , Terre Hau
grand executive board , E , A. Ball , Str
l.rd , Out. , chairman ; II. N , Lamb , Garri
Ind , , secretary ; J. D. Byrne , Portland , Oi
F. G , May , mislead. Pa. ; A , S. A. Dill
Altza. Kan.
Board of Trustees W. F. Hlnes , Denv
chairman ; A , H , Ilawley , secretary ; A.
Sutton , Decatur , 111. , editor and mana
of the Loccmotlre Fireman's Magazine , t
W.S. . Carter , Tiylor , Tex.
This morning's eehslon of the firemen - \
devoted to a consideration of the rrport
the committee on death and disability clali
Claims aggregating $50,000 were allowed
Tha convention , at Its aftcrncon BCSS !
adopted a series of resolutions denounc
the action of those member * who stri
through sympathy with Pullman stilke
pledging the brotherhood to hereafter a I
by all Its agreements and to await the act
of the grand lodge clllcers before going
on a r.trile ; protesting agilnst the ot
labor organizations on a strike attempt
to Induce the members of the brotherh
to ja'.n them through sympathy ; declar
against the position of A'lce Grand Mas
Hannalmn In the Pullman sti
In advising members not to w
with the nonunion men and
proving that of Grand Master Birgent
other grand lodge oIllcTs , The convcn
pave Hannahan another Blap by reducing
salary from $3,500 yearly to $2,500 , and le
Ing those of other grand lodge officers
illiturbed. Twelve thousand dclara
voted for the relief of firemen who went
during the Lchlgh Valley strike who
itlll idle. After lUtcnhig to u speech f
Debs , the convention adjourned finally ,
: h inter two years hence at Galvcston , Tex.
o. Grand Master Sargent and Grand Se
isIS tary and Treasurer Arnold wcro directed
the convention lo remove- the lieadquar
tram Ttrrc Haute to n place ( o bo selei
by them.
lic l-'quiilUatlnn In Illlnnl * .
SI'RINGFHJLD. 111. , Sept. 20. The E
board of equalization today adjourned
at next Tuciday morning. The commltUe
ho I town and city lots reported i surplus ai
ae of ; 50 , S , < W.
Captain O'Rcil ' Tolls Nica-agtuns Americas
C atnot Bo To cad to Hold Offioj ,
> C\T of Tliclr Arrhiil C tiftc Comtcrimtlon
In Null to OHIHiil JnartcrMust lie
Accorded n Spcciljniid
Titlr Trtut.
NEAV ORLEANS , Sept. 20. The Associ
ated press correspondent In Blucflclds , Nic
aragua , undtr date of Seplcmber 15 , says :
Tills Is the Independence day of Nicaragua
and It brings this land one day closer tc
certain civil war , which will play havoc with
prosperity for a while. Dlucflclds has cn <
joyed n municipal election , and officers have
been elected , but still martial law exists , foi
the slmpla reason that the Ntcaraguans at
tempted to elect Americana to olllco without
oven taking the trouble ID consull those
Americana. Madrlz has staled that any suc
cessful candidate who refused to servo lr
the office to which he had been elected would
be fined } 50 n day throughout the entire
term of ofllce , but the determined stand o :
Captain O'Neill compelled Madrlz to Ignore
his own decree. Eugene Landrlck and Dr
Paul Austerhaus were those who rejectee
the honor and called on Captain O'Neill U
prolect them , which ho did.
September 1 the English cruiser Mohuwl
arrived and notified Captain O'Neill that hi
hail on board the exiled residents and tw <
Americana , Sam Lampion of New Orleani
and Captain AV. R. Banks of Philadelphia
The Mohawk carried several dispatches fron
Minister Baker to Captnln Summer , In om
of these letlers President Cleveland Is quolec
us saying Iho two Americans thouli
bo accorded a fair nnd honest op6n trla
at once or they would have to bi
released nnd restored to their former posl
tlon. Captain O'Neill willingly lender. : !
Ihese men quarters on his ship. News tha
tha other exiles were on the English crulte
had spread rapidly In Bluefields nnd th' '
greatest excitement prevailed. Those a
government headquarters were dumbfoundci
and scarcely knew what to expect. Severa
sailing vessels headed for the open sea a
one : with the friends and families of th
exiles on board.
An Incident occurred which proves th
policy adopted by Captain Sumner to be i
wise one. AA'hen It was found Impossible t
leave Bluefle'ds beforeth ; Ifltii , the me
under General Heycs , and even the genera
himself , expected nn alack from the marine
from the Columbia and Marblehead. Tw
three-inch Krupp guns were run on
to suitable positions and 300 me
were hidden away among the plant
on shore as sharpshooters. The prU
oners at this time were quartered In a sma
building behind Ihe custom house. Durln
the forenoon of August 17 several soldier
were seen to lash two ten-pound cans e
gunpowder together and fix out a fuse. Thi
deadly Instrument was then taken to th
building where the prisoners were quartere
and placed in a corner of the room. A
officer was stallonod by Iho powder with lr
structions to set fire to the fuse whan th
fight began. AVhcn they boarded the Yul
on the evening of August 19 the powder wa
carried along and placed near where th
.prisoners were stationed. Again when the
were taken to the old Spanish town of Sa
Juan del Norto , the powder had a prom
ncnt position In the hotel , and even on th
river boat it was also kept In readiness.
Interesting Itrport to Ho Heady for 1'ul
llratlnii N .v t Spring
"AVASHINGTON , Sept. SO. The Dsparlmei
of Labor has aboul completed Us lnv > sllgi
lion ot strikes and lockouts that have 01
currod since 18S7 , upon which It has bee
engaged for many months past. This repoi
will not , however , bo published before ne :
spring. It will form an "exhaustive showln
! of all the labor troublts In the Unite
! Stales since the date named , the number i
; emp.oyes Involved In each strike or lockou
the causes of the trouble * , the los In wage
etc. , the Investigation being covered by aboi
thirty ciuftUlous.
The next subject to be Investigated by tl
department Is the Influence of machinery c
labor. Congress has appropriated $10,000 f <
this , besides authorizing the us : of the rcg
1 lar force of the bureau. The work of the I ;
i qulry will begin In November. The field for
I will be put upon It as fast as It completes I
work on strikes and lockouts. The statlstl
of strikes and lockouts will be kept from ye ;
o year hereafter. The Inquiry on the infi
mce of machinery on labcr Is a vast m
: omplrx subject and one that Is Involving tl
icst thought and greatest Interest of the d
parlment. The growth of machinery and I
use will be looked Into. An elaborate cor
parlton of Ihe cost of commodities under tl
old hand system and under the machine sy
cm will be made. The relative productlv
ness ot labor under Ihe Iwo systems will I
shown , and comparisons of wages under t !
two systems will be made.
B.yond this a resolution ot congress cal
for an Investigation of the modern Industrl
: ondllon of women and children , the wag
.hat are paid them as compared with me
liow far their labor displaces that of me
the sanitary conditions under which th
labor and the provisions for their comfo
etc. Tlicrs is no special appropriation ma
for this Inquiry , but It Is expected to be ma
out ot Iho regular funds of the departmei
It will not be entered upon until after t
Inquiry Into the Influence of machinery
labor Is completed , which Is expected to <
cupy u year or more.
\\ar Department KxperlmcntlnK-with It f
Light Kquliiinriit.
- AVASHINGTON , Sept. 20. AVar departme
officials of the ordnance bureau are glvl
attention to Iho properties ot alumlrilu
This , metal promises lo be one ot the mi
Important materials In the equipment
modern armies. Already the German irml
which are among the first to accept Imprcr
ments. have adopted aluminium for a '
rlety of uses. The AVar depurtmenl Is In
measure following the lead ot Ihe navy
giving attention to the new metal. It
In the line ot small equipments that I
army Is expected to utilize the met
Samples are In the ordnance bureau
aluminium cups , belt buckles , hooks u
The lessening of the marching weight
ono of the problems which always is beT
the officers who superintend the matter
equipment. It Is hoped that In the n
future It will be found practicable to i
the light metal , not only for drinking ci
and dishes for the soldiers , but for bayo
scabbards and other accoutrements In wh
strength Is not the first requisite.
To a private. Joseph H. Kahn , ot one
tlie artillery companies stationed at F
McIIenry , the AVar departmcnl Is Indeb
for Ihe design of a new and Important pal
which may prove- serviceable In campaign !
It Is a combination of shovel and pick i
not more than a. foot In length , which n
bo carried at the belt , and used In dlgg
Intrenchmenls. Ily Its use thesoldi
might , It hard ( pressed , hurriedly dig
earthworks or Intrencbments for their o
Krii nn'Vnrk Nrurlf I'liilcil.
ij WASHINGTON , Sept. 20. The field par (
n of the coast and geodetic survey In Alas
> d Colorado and Utah are earning home , tt
season's work being completed. Parlies
still out along the Mexican border >
. . returvpys are being madp In Boston hart
on Long Island and In the Hudson river.
) r ( Julel Itflgn * at Mi > milU > .
it WASHINGTON , Sept. 20.--Asi.urrn
have reached the State department to
effect that tranqulllty prevails fn Blueflelds ,
and that the entire Mosquito reservation
Is now under the constitutional law of
l.t rgc Sirlmltlnif fichotn * ' Uiiottrthcd In Vcr
non Count j"t tl < o.url.
ST. LOUIS , Sept , 30. Wltlitn ( he past few
days Iwo fraudulent bonds tor ' } 2GOO each ,
purporting to hnva been Issued for schorl
purposes by school districts In Vernon
county , Missouri , have turned 'up In tnls
city and It Is now believed that n largo
swindling scheme has been set on foot , with
how great CUCCCBS Is not yet known. Tliesc
two bonds were detecled by the absence ol
a certificate of registration In the office of
the secretary of state as required hy
Missouri laws. Inquiry In Vcrnon county
shows that the school districts alleged tc
have Issued these bonds , vizi No. 17 ( Cleat
Creek ) and AValker village , have not
authorized any such Issue ! for some years ,
More-over , ths alleged presidents and clerks
signing the bonds do not Hvo In the dis
tricts , while the other signatures are ficti
tious. The only districts In Vernon count )
which have Issued school bonds this yeai
are Noa. 83 , 84 , 85 , Dl and 109.
NEW YORK , Sept. 20' . Two frnudulenl
bonds of $1,000 each , purporting lo have
been Issued for school purposes by the
school district commissioners In A'ernor
county , Missouri , have appeared in this city
The man who first brought the bonds ti
St. Louis was Roberl S. Murray , who al
legec ! that he came from .Nevada , Mo. , the
county seat of Vcrnon county , and knowl
edge of his whereabouts la now desired bj
several people. Before Murray came hen
he had arranged with Chllds & Atklnsor
to place several of these bonds. When hi
reached here ho had only one , of school dis
trict No. 17 of Clear Creek township , but or
this the firm advanced htm a couple o
hundred dollars. It Is learned now that hi
had other bonds , some of the village dlstrlc
of Walker and some of another district
name not known. These he used In othei
transactions , which fell through , Murray ro
coivlng the bonds back. County Treasure !
Began of Vernon county pronounces tin
bands forgeries. Chlld.8 & Atkinson wll
take steps to find Murray , Who , It Is said
has gone to New York ,
ill' rtiKin ciitni'
llrcrloy Ciiinplfmcnts Hlgiml
R fur Tlidr Kxcrptlmml Work.
"DENVER , Sept. -Caplaln W. A
Glassford , chief signal officer , U. R. A.
Department of Colorado , accompanied b ;
Sergeants John McGlone , Jarries B. McLaugh
Un and \Vllllam Bcssell , arrived in Ucnve :
today direct fromi Ihe heights of the Un
compahero mountains , Where , with the as
slstnnco of Sergeants Batsch'and. Griffin , sta
Honed on Mount Ellen , .fifty succeeded li
breaking the world's record for long dlstanc
heliograph signaling. Among- the congrat
ulatory messages received by Captain Glass
ford is the following , which was sent b ;
heliograph to Mount Uncompahgre :
AVASHINGTON , Sept. 18. 1891. Captall
AV. A. Glassford , Signal Corps , Mount Un
compahgrc , via Lake Clty > Colo. : Congralu
luting you on the Indefatigable exertions nn
skillful arrangements whereby you hav
beaten the world's record for lons-dlstaijc
heliograph signaling by flftyrelcht miles , th
United States has reason to congratuial
llself upon American Ingcnully and the asslil
uous exertions whereby Its solJlirs have bee
enabled to transmit with a. mlrr.or ot sixty
four square inches' ' reflecting1 surface a met
sage sixty-five miles further than the famou
Laurel Mauritius line .between the Islan
Mauritius and Rlvcrlon 'with IU magnlficeMi
apparatus and n mirror of , 12,000 Inches-
reflecting surface. This * refcordmuststau
unsurpassed for many years , If not for n !
time. A. AV. GREELEY ,
Chief Signal Officer , u. S. A.
The officers found the. ascsnt of Mount Ur
compahgre difficult and suffered severely tror
the cold while there.
CKiHia you Tin : irMcr nivsT.
Kuinor ? of Coming KcclvcrihU > tialnln
Oriiniiil Aiming tuo Knowing.
CHICAGO , Sept. 20. A special to the Pos
from Peorla says : The belief Is growln
among these who know something of the ir
side workings of the AA'hlaky trust that
crisis Is rapidly approachlng'and that some e
Its olllccrs would not care much If it wei
thrown Into Iho hands of a receiver. Th !
belief Is strengthened by the presence here e
the officers of the American Distributing con
pany of New York , who 'have come to maV
an Investigation of the safety of the rcbal
vouchers. They have ben In consultatlo
with Sam AVoolncr , whose 'nciv distillery , tl :
largest In the world , will btf ready for open
tlon next month , and which nlono can suppl
all the demand In the present condition of tl
trade. It la possible thai a deal may I
made with him and the trust left out.
PEORIA , III. , Sept. 20. President Greei
but of ths Distilling & Cattle Feeding con
pany. thU evening Issued a call for a spec !
meeting ot the board of directors to be he
In this city tomorrow morning at 9 o'cloc
The business Is ot the most urgent kind , ar
a full attendance Is requested. Preside ]
Grecnhut refused to state'the object.
Tcil Jenkins' ImlllTcreiicp'to lletalln Ci us <
Ht-rlous Trouble.
LAnAMIE , AVyo. . Sent. 20. ( Special. )
Ted Jenkins , forem n for . .Richard Englan
the -wool grower , narrowly escaped dea
by n peculiar accident yesterday. He TV
moving camp , and among his effects w
a fifty-pound keg of powder , which he plac
In the oven ot his camp stove Icr safet
When he struck camp again he forgot abe
the pcwder In the1 oven , and proceeded
build a flro In the stove. He lay dev
In his blankets and went to sleep. He
long he remained there before the explosl
occurred Is not known. AV'hen discover
by a sheep herder he was lying on t :
ground In an unconscious condlllni , with
broken Jaw and a horrible' gash In his hea
Not a vestige of the camp sieve remialne
The victim was revived ! and a physlcl
summoned from Carbon. ; IIe Is now gettl
along nicely. It Is a , mystery that Jenkl
was not Instantly > klllrd by the force of. t
explosion , > _ > ,
Odd Fellows Smurcfsn 'Gnin-.l I.o-lee.
CHATTANOOGA , .Term : ' . Sept. 20 , T
third session of the iovoregn ) grand led )
Independent Oreler of Odd Frllows , was open
at Lookout Inn this nforirifng at 9 o'cloe
s The report of the eoromittee : appointed
e locate and erect a building as headquarte
In Ualtimoro was ? ' j > o tponed Inde
nllely. The law' .requiring a ca
ton tax was repealed. ' A past grand mastc
and past grand patriarchs * association w
authorized lor each. JifrlidfcUon. A spec
committee was appointed to Investigate I
alleged misappropriation1of'funds donated
the Fargo sufferers. Legislation on the t
mission of women to thri order through t
9 Itebekah lodge came next ; The new constl
{ tlon admits all Odd Feljroa and wives a
i all whllo women over ' ! $ Tears of nge w
"believe In ths Ruler oj the Universe. "
Jllavummtft of S ; i-i < iliiif VeMOln. S pt. 30
At New YorkrrlvedAller. . fn
Bremen ; America , train London.
At Uremen Arrlvcd--'Lahn , from N
At HamburB-ArrlvcHl-Scandla , from N
r York. '
i At San Frnncl ce > 5".Ueparted llarlpo
for Honolulu nnd Sydney.
At New York Arrived NormnnlH , fr
Iliiinbure ; Brennlc , from Liverpool.
At Boulogne Arrived Vuandam , fr
Jsi-w York ,
Southampton Arrived Columbia , fr
"New York for Hamburg ; Hcandla , fr
New York for Hamburg.
. . . Union I'ML-Illu iH-ati the ICu > ( ir.inilv.
CIIUYENNIJ , AVyo. , ' Sept. 20. The 1
cattle train reached Kantaa City scvc
h-urs ahead ot the Rle ) Grande and West
train , The average time made betwi
Cheyenne and the ilritlnatton wnx twen
eight and three-quarters mllex an
The run Is conceded tebe the tautest e
made with a similar train In the weU ,
Administration-Major } Ken 81 like a Snag
ftttho Polls in Douglas Oounty.
Efforts of Kings nnd Corporation * to Aid
TutuoDil Tom Itcljukcil by Democrats
llculrii In Their Strongholds
AlluoU 'l-vvo to Our.
Not long after the republican state con-
venttcn , when It became obvious to the
nu.'iagcrs of Tom Majors' campaign , who In
cluded the chief moguls of the republican
ring and the railroad bosses , of whcm Ciar
Holdrrge of the Burlington is a type , that
both the character of their candidate and
the methods by which his noulnatl.n
wan cecurcd combined to make his
candidacy distasteful and hla election , In
their own opinion , exceedingly doubtful , u
condition accentuated by the fact that the
populists had placed at the bead of their
ticket a man of ability , \\lth a clean record
and conservative views , a combination was
made between them and the administration
democrats in the desperate hope of still sav
ing the fortunes ot their candidate , The
cart these democrats was to play was to
bring about the nomination _ of
a straight democratic state ticket , with the
avowed object of befuddling the party Into
voting it , and thus take from Ilolcomb sup
port that he would otherwise receive. It
was said by The Bee at the lime , however ,
and has been often reiterated since , that
no such deal and bargain as this could de
ceive the honest men In any party , and this
( statement was abundantly proved by the re
sult of the democratic primaries held yester
day In Douglas county , while the nature ol
the warlarc carried on by motley forces of
Majors demonstrated that no mistake was
made In estimating the- kind of methods
they would resort to.
With the chiefs for directors , the subor
dinates and employes In all the federal of
fices and depaitments were sent out and
In some cases driven out to work fur the
administration tickets ct the polls. Parties
within the range if their Influence had been
compelled both to go off and go on the cau
cus tickets. Every man who expects ap
pointment under the Incoming postmasters
at Omaha and South Omaha was given to
understand that his prospect of position was
In n large If not to an absolute degree con
tingent on the activity that he should show
yesterday In seeking the election cf
the administration tickets. Officers of banks
that are the depositories of railroads had
hacks running through the streets all day
hauling back and forth men whose franchise
they had It In their power to control. Contractors
- with the mechanics
tractors on fed-ral buildings
ics and laborers under them , were Induced to
' share In ths activity spent In nn effort lo
further the election of the tailored candidate.
All of this Influence , together with a lavish
expenditure of money , was combined to
"manage" a general voting population that
'emed' disposed to repudiate the long series
f acts of which .these methods were the cul
mination , And the effort failed ,
Before the aim was fairly up ycsterdaj
ueiiknnty.Ur.ybn. forces . bad. . .sprung , .pue
f their llt.tle' tricks. Bryan had announces
n his organ that all tickets bearing the
names ot delegates who were acceptable ? U
lira would be stamped with a fac-slmllo o :
Is autograph. This was to Insure hli
rlends voting for delegates who would make
a platform upon which he could stiuid with'
ut stultifying himself. The administrator
crowd claimed to be for Bryan , and theii
sample ballots wsre so marked. But while
hey might bo pledged to Bryan , the Bryai
nen declared that there was a eclicmo on foo' '
o capture the delegation , endorse Bryan
and then adopt a platform which Bryan woulc
lecllne to bland upon. Of course this \vouk
ellcvc the alleged Bryan men from al
> lanic.
The scheme sprung by the admlnlstratloi
forces yesterday was nothing more noi
ess than a forgery of Mr. Bryan's auto
graph. Tickets wcro distributed In all thi
ivards and headed : "Delegates marked 'X
are pledged to W. J. B'yan for United State1
senator. " The alleged facsimile of the au
tngraph was a clumsy affair , set on an Incllm
across the lop of the ticket , and about one
lalf larger than the authorized facsimile
The regular Bryan tlcltel was headed ; "Th
ollowing candidates support me for Unltei
States senator. W. J. Bryan. "
When the Bryan supporters became awar
of the plot they were momentarily discon
certed , but they held a hurried consultatloi
and decided that there was only one way t
net , and that was to stand at the polls an
denounce the eclicmo. This deceit made vote
fast for the genuine Bryan ticket.
At the primaries delegates were chosen I
the county convention which m.cts Satur
day to choose dele-sates to the state conven
tlon , and also to the county convention whlc
meets October 3 for the nomination of count
officers. There were no contests , except wit
respect to the former.
At 2 o'clock this morning reports wore re
celved from the whole county , except elgh
country prtclncts. The figures show lll'.i fo
Bryan and 2SV6 for the administration. * GI\
iiiK to the latter all of the forty delegate
yet to hear from , Bryan will have IUV4 vote
In the convention , against OS',4 ' for the at !
In the city of Omaha the Bryan nun plccf.
solid delegations In the Third , Filth , Slxtl
Seventh , Eighth and Ninth wards , and gei
ting a part of the delegation in each of tli
others. In not a single ward wtre the ai
ministration men completely successful.
Some of the Bryan men are not Holcom
men , but the percentage Is very small , an <
In view of the overwhtlmlng antl-admltili
( ration victory. Insignificantly small. Th
detail of the fight was :
First Ward A compromise ticket ngro !
to bear the names of six administration an
five Bryan men was the only one In slgl
and was elected , sixty-eight votes hnvir
been cast. At the close of the cont-st
was given out that but three of the Brya
men could be depended on , the olher tw
bslng on the fence. Dilcgates to county del
gatB convention are George Uertrnnd. J , '
Flannlnc , Charles Conoycr , C. Hocppner. 1
P. Mullen , John Murphy , II. J. JlcKInn
John Povcrs , David Snanahan. Owen Slavi
and Eugene Wharn. Delegates to counl
nominating convention : Henry Blum , I ) . I
Cartan , L , F. Crofoot , L. Hiintcn , Low He
man , Thomas J. Lowry , John Mulvlhlll , Peti
McCann , Sophas Nebler. William Neve. Jol
Zeller ,
Second Ward The fight was h-.t. Wor :
crs on both sides had been busy f
days past. The Bryan men offered a cor
promise some time ngo and were ' Ecoffi
< t by the administration men. 'The reau
was Hut Ml votes were cast and cnly tv
administration men elected. The count w
qult.t , although both tides watched the U
Icrs closely. Delegates to county delegj
convention : Fritz Illoemcr. H. Elsie , Pet
K. EUasscr , Lee Ilerdmnn , Cnnrles 11 In
Frank Jellen. Joseph Mlk , L. J. Plat
James Sllghtam , Adam Sloup , A. P. Splth
Delegates to uunty nominating conventlo
U , I ) . Alexander , John Amlrlt , E. F. Augu
tat , Charles Clausen , Chris G. EUain
Y/llllam Hay. William Holmes , Patrl
O'llearn , Antonio gc lzo , Sebastian Sal/
Mut Thaller.
Third Ward There was nn fight cicci
| for the asie-aior. The voting was excje
i I Ingly < | Ulet until ufter t > o'clock , when air
. ! incipient llghu occurrel which were quid
' ' tucleh | ? < l. The a s eior contett wan cic
3 I Jiroughout the day anl Harrington poll
5 i -he vcto that brought him the victory I
I tinen B an.l 7 o'clock. ' He won with 1
T-.tes , OKalnut 113 f-jr Coagrovo. The sai
ticket was run for th ? two convention ! a
feu ! ) " ) pnn iion { at all , the Bryan delecatl
getting the entire 327 votes cast. No antl-
Brynn ticket was In the field. The delega
tion elected was ! Gus Carey , ' Klchard Bur-
dish , Domlnick Cosgrove , Thomas Murphy ,
Pat Horrlgan , John Hccvcs , Ed Hot h cry ,
James O'Donnell , John O'Connetl , Pnt Ford ,
Martin Shields.
Fourth Ward Probably the most bitterly
contested fight In the city occurred in this
ward , This was considered stronghold of
the administration wing , but'tho confidence
was not well founded. Ten Bryan men wcro
elected , P. H. Carey being the only admin
istration man who got In. There were S23
votes cast. Bedford received the highest
number , 201 , Iho votes for the other Bryan
nin ranging down lo 157 , Carey polled 101.
The dclegalion Is as follows : Jeff W. Bed-
lord , C. II , Brown , P. H. Cnrey , C. C. Crawl ,
P. C. Hcafcy , U. C. Jordan , It. V. Montague ,
J. C. Morrison , T. J. O'Brien , H. Hewenzwelg ,
W , S. Shoemaker. To the county nominating
convention the following were elected : Philip
Andres. Thomas Balfe , Jcft W. Bedford. P.
II , Carey , Dennis Cunningham , George Hoff
man , John Little , J. J. Mnhoney , S , J. Mont
gomery , Jerry Mulvlhlll , W. S. Shoemaker.
Fifth Ward In this- ward Iho "forg.-ry
ticket" peddled by the anti-Bryan men proved
a perfect boomerang. Every man on It was
slaughtered without mercy and the "genuine"
Bryan ticket was clictcd , receiving about
105 out ol the 237 votes cast. Delegates to
county delegate convention are : W. P. Bar
ton. J. II , Dallcy , James Daughton , L J.
Dunn. John Leahy , H , M. Lawless , P. H.
Median. A. P. McKcnna. T. F. O'Brien , P.
E. O'Donnell and S. 11. Patten. Delegates
to county nominating convention : Thomas S.
Boyd , J. P. Dalley. James Flood. 0. E.
Forbes , D. W. Merrow , John McDarnritt ,
James Noon , F. G. Patrick , C. E. Taylor ,
Charles Tuttle , W. T. Truckcy.
Sixth AVard The fight was waged 1l after
noon and early In the struggle the Bryan
nun felt that they had an uphill fight. But
they were greatly cheered about 8 o'clock ,
when their champion put In an appearance
nt the polling place and made a tpcecti , which
filled them with extraordinary ( rigor , at.d
from that time on there was no doubt as to
the result. The Bryan men won the fight
by almost three to one. An amusing spec-
laclo was witnessed In Chris Specht , an al
leged republican , working at a dcm-
ocrallc primary for Iho success ol
the administration delegation. The
number of votes cast was 288. Delegates tc
county delegate conve-ntlon : George Tlerney ,
John Heed , W. H. Chadwlck , Joseph Sherry ,
W. A. Page , L. H. Parker , Jacob Hlner ,
Charles A. Tracy , J. E. Ileogan , Ed P ,
Smith , Dan B. Honln. Delegates to countj
nominating convention : William Davis , Dar
U. Honln , W. T. Johnson , J. H. Knowles
D. W. McNnmara , C. Hiimohr , J. D. Hustln
W. J. Schrader , G. Schrocder , M. C. Thax-
Ion , George Tlerney.
Seventh Ward There was no contest In
this ward , the Bryan ticket being elected
without opposition. The sixty-nine votes , casl
were given to the following delegates : A
Ackerman , John Dennis. Henry Fanner , M
Hogan , J. B. Huse , A. Jackson. J. D. L
Course , A. Murphy , J. Schnclderwlnd , P
Smith , A. Waggoner. The delegates electee
to the county nominating convention were
n. Crooks , L. Fllas , W. L. Harold , W. K
Jacobs , John Kowalskl , E. L. Magnus , F. A
Megeath. J. D. Murphy , M. Murphy , H. H
NewcombV , F. Webber ,
Eighth AVard A lively fight until aboul
the middle of the afternoon. The forget
sample ballots were freely distributed bj
the administration crowd , and the hire'
lings were trying to earn their money. Jo <
Butler and Tom Leddj' , meat taggers a' '
South Omaha , holding Jobs by the grace o
Secretary Morton , were on hand to show
their fealty to the government , and the )
challenged a great many ol the voters.
'The Bryan men carrloJUho election by mon
'thati-a twp to one vote. Tom Bruner , i
brother to the counclUnafir AvWnia.T cimdl
date for the senate , on republican ticket
came down and -votcxl with the admlnlstra
tlon people , although he has nlwnys here
tofore besn a republican. As the first votci
were greatly against Bryan , he was sent for
and. driving up In n buggy , he made i
speech which captivated , the crowd , am
from that time on until Ihe polls wer
closed he izol Iwo out of every three vote ;
cast. In his speech M- . Bryan roasted th <
administration heelers and the rallrom
crowd to a rich dark brown , and was greetei
with cheers. Three hundred votes wer
cast In this ward , but owing to the action o
the challengers In resorting to delaying tac
tics many voters turned away In dlsgus
and did not vote. Four of the votes wen
thrown out In the count , and out of the 23
Bryan delegates received over 200. Ther
ticket , and tli
was no contest on the county
delegates are pledged to support Ed I1
Smith for county attorney. The- delegation
to the county delegate convention are : Bar
ney Doyle , Jams P. Conolly , J. A. Connors
J. A Leancy. H. C. Miller , John McGorr >
John McOreal , P. E. McKllllp. W. li
O'ShaughncBBy , J. II. Schmidt , AV. F. AVap
plch. Delegates lo county nominating con
vcntlon : Dan P. Angel. Joseph Busier. J. l
Connolly , James A. Connors. J. P. Dup
dale. Thomas Leddy , John McGreal. A. 1
Uogcrs. Thomas Welsh , C. AV. AVhlte. AV. I ;
Ninth AVard There was a great deal o
suppressed excitement in this ward , an
a great deal that was not suppressed. Till
is the home of Euclid Martin , chairman c
the dclnocratlc slate central committee an
leader of the anti-Bryan forces , Ho is als
leader of the "slralghl" democrats. It I
als > the homo of C. J. Smytlte , who Is on
tl the leaders of the Bryan nnd free sllve
forces. There wts a steady stream of volet
from the llmo the polls opened until
o'clock , nnd crowds stood around on the ersl
whllo deserted corner nnd talked politic
plenty. Everything1 was quiet until
o'clock , save the usual dlscusslcn ns to wh
were the regular Bryan men. The Marti
forces claimed to be Just as favorable t
Bryan as were the men endorsed by tht
gentleman. Of course , this was denied litho
the regular Bryan men , and the dispute
wcro loud and long , and to alt appearance
good natureJ. But about 5 o'clock a wi
cloud , arose in the horizon and burst befoi
anybody really knew that it was conilni
> ! . . Mai tin tnd Mr. Sinylhe were thci
marshalling their hosts and looking daggei
at each other. There was a cessation I
the stream ot the voters , and some cne ai
cldentally closed the door of the bo th. Th
alarmed Mr. Smythe , who thought he di
tcctod traces of a Echeme. Stepping up '
M.\ Martin , he tald :
"Why did you order that dear closed ? "
"I did not order It clcscd , " replied M
"Oh , yes , you did , " abserted Mr. Smyth
"You are a liar , " retorted Mr. Martin.
Quick as a llasli Mr. Smythe'K fist sh
out and landed lightly upon Mr , Marti
But before Mr. Smytho could follow It i
the crowd interfered and separated the tv
men. In all 210 votes were cast In tl
Ninth ward , and the count prcgreesed wll
exasperating slownens. Each side had i
watchers there to fee that everything xvi
filr , arid while one man called off the nam
an-'lhcr kept tally on a sheei of legal c :
paper. The booth was short on chairs ai
one of the judges had to sit on a seal hastl
obstructed from Iwo pieces of board. Tl
watchers had to stand up. After countli
about ten ballots tlie Judges tuid clerks pa
look of a lunch , uhlch diversion occupied :
hour , And It was after 8 o'clock before t
county was fairly begun. None of the e
called forged Bryan tickets were i-lrcuUt
In the Ninth. There was f > omo critchln
but only about as much as could be o
counted for on tti ? grounds of personal frlcn
ship for tome of the candidate R. The wa
ucml Iwo to ono for Bryan , and ihe coun
ticket Incked by the Bryan men went abe
ilia same way. Joseph Garneau , who t :
be n our. of the clly for over a month , i
tuin d yeiterday. Ha had been plaeed up
the anti-Bryan ticket without his knowM
or < : o 11.10lit. When he IfJined of It he r ,
wroth nnd took off Ills coat for ilia Bry
ticket. Delegates to county delegate conve
tloir. George \V. Amu , 1 > . AV. Blrkhaus
T. M. BurkeV. ] . J. Hart , John Hope ,
B. Kitchen , M. AV. Paine. C. L. Smith , C.
Smytlie , I-'J AV lch , Jo.-l Went. Del g.-iUi
county nominating convention : I. 3. lirac
\V. C. Milliard , M. T. Burke , Gun C < .cp
J. JGardneV , J. M. Olbbi , J. A. Lliiali ;
( Continued on Second Page , )
Democrats Erulorso Major Weir of Lincjln
Platform Ailoptoil In I-'nvor of Silver l-'ro
Col imsi' " d lti--iui > Ciuulldtu-y ( or
Ilio tivimtu ( lltrn
line m.
TCCUMSKII , Neb. , Scpl. 20. ( Sp'dttl Tel-
cRrainO-r-Tho democratic congicsslonal con
vention of the First district was held In tlila
city this evening. The following platform
was adopted :
AVe fnvor the Immediate restoration of
free nml unllmllL-d roliingo of gold nnd
sliver with n ratio of IS to I , without re
gard to the notion of imy other nation on
earth ; tariff for levcmie only. Income tux ,
the election of t'nltoil States senators by
direct vote of Hie people , immediate fore
closure of Hens ntralnst the Pacific mil-
rani * , liberal pensions , iirbltmtlon nml
economy In tliu handling1 of the publia
Resolutions wcro adcpted endorsing Bry
an's public career and his candidacy for
United States senator. '
Following this was the nomination of con
gressmen. Candidates were J. H. Broady ol
Lancaster , and A. II. Wolr , the populist
nominee , of Lancasler. The risull was the
endorsing of AVelr on the first ballot by n
vote of ! )0 to 48. The Broady men had no
hope of effecting their candidate's nomina
tion , but wished to be recorded ns opposed to
AVoir. The following resolution was adopted ;
llpsolve-d , That A. H. AVelr be Immedi
ately tendered a certiorate ot nomination ,
toRi-ther with n copy of tinplntform ndopt-
cd by this convention , and Mint ln > bo re
quesled lo communlrati' lit Ms e-.irll.vtt ccn
vcnlencc with the clinlmmn the filigree.
slonnl committee In rcgnul to accepting1 the
After naming a central committee the con-
venllon adjourned. AUendanco was mnnll.
Solrrul Cnmllilute * Addrr * * thn Vtxltorn to
Iho County I'tilr.
AVAYNE , Neb. , Sept. 20. ( Special Tele
gram. ) This has been republican day at
the AV'ayno county fair. The distinguished
guests present were : Governor Crounse ,
Hon. John M. Tlinrston , Congressman Meiklc-
John , Tom Majors , 11. K. Moore , Kugcno
Moore nnd , A. J. Piper. The AVayno Re
publican club , headed by the Wayne band ,
escorted the speakers to Iho fair grounds.
Nearly 2,000 people were present. Gover
nor Crounse was introduces ! nnd delivered
an address , which was greeted wth | np.
plause frequently. Hen. John M. Thurston
was then Introduced , and for an hour de
livered an Inlercfllng address. He mndo
hosts of friends In AA'nyno and has accepted
an Invitation to speak hero again October
2. Tern Majors' remarks were directed
chiefly to urging republicans to stand up
for Nebraska and vote for him.
The fair Is a decided success. The erx-
hlblls of farm prtducts Is" very good andl
the show of thoroughbred stock Is excellent.
The rncca were nn IntcrcstliiK feature of
the fair , and the game of ball between
AVayno and Leslie was wen by "Wayne , scor *
30 to 7.
KrpubllcmiM tlmr. lonultty
Suriitcfi Mnjar * . '
KEARNEY , Neb. , Sept , ' 2p. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The biggest meeting to bo held by
the populists In this county during this
campaign was held here today. Senator
Allen spokes for a couple of hours. He de
clared the tariff question had nothing to do
with the present financial depression , and
that the American workman had become an
American" tramp. He explained his vote on
the sugar question by saying that ho pre
ferred to put a tax on that commodity
rather than to add to the national debt. Ho
spokeaealn in the armory tonight. Kem ,
Powers and Greene also added their testi
mony In behalf of the populist faith.
The republicans feel quite encouraged over
the prospects of their entire ticket except for
governor , for It Is conceded that Holcomb
will run away ahead ot his ticket ,
In the nriy-Mxtli District.
LOUP CITY , Neb. , Sept. 20. ( Special. )
The adjourned session of the republican
county convention was held here yesterday
and Dr. H. R. Palmer of Litchfield nominated
for representaltve of this , the Fifty-sixth
district. Captain Black of Kearney , the re
publican nomln o ot the Sixteenth senatorial
district , addresbcd the meeting and created a
very favorable Impression. W. II. Brown of
Ashton was elected chairman of the
county central committee , and AV. R. Mellor
secretary. ,
The commltteemen are : Ashton , A. E.
. Robertson ; Bristol , J. P. Cook ; Clay , J. W.
j Throckmorton ; IClin , T. Chamhcrlln ; Harri
son , F. AV. Tatej Hazard , 13. B. Minin ; Logan ,
AVllllam Strankmonn ; Loup City , G. H. Scott ;
Oak Creek , O. Manchester ; Rockvllle , A. J.
B. Falrbalrn ; Scott , David Ormsby ; AVebster.
J. A. Converse ; AA'ashlngton , AVllllam Lan-
Itnpill > ! Ic.ii ut Worlt.
HASTINGS , Sept. 20. ( Special , ) The City
[ lepubllcan club met In the- parlors ot thu
[ lostwlck hotel last evening for the purpose
of electing a secretary , which place was mad *
vacant by the recent departure of Dr. 3T.
Test from this city , and making preparations
for the opening of th' campaign. George.
xvas mude tecretary , nnd then various
committees were appointed , which was fol
lowed by the transaction of very Important
business. They uro making great efforts to
secure McKlnley here on or about Iho 15th
of ncxl monlh , and everything seems to
favor his coming , as President J , N. Clark
of the republican c'.ub turned ; homo yes
terday from Omaha , whore he has been on
business connected with the organization ,
and reports having met with success.
Iliiu ln iay t l.'riitrfonl.
FORT ROBINSON. Neb. . Sept. 20. ( Special
Telegram. ) Matt Daugherty opened the cam
paign at Crawford today. Quito a number
from the post attended. Ha devoted the
most of his time to a subject near to the
hearts of the people of this end of the big
Sixth district Irrigation and Uio means he
will use , if elected , to procure the passage of
a national la\\ which will make farming on
the semi-arid plains of Nebraska a pleasure.
The democrats and populists iat ; a thorough
shaking up at hla hands. The local papers
bad Hon. 0. M. Kem billed to speak against
him , but ho did not appear.
Ilurluit Count ) Ki-piilillriin * .
ORLEANS , Neb. , Sept. 20. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The republican county convention
hero today was the most enthusiastic conven
tion ever held In Marian county. C , A. Luco
of Republican City was nominated for repre
sentative ; L. J. Porter , Alma county , for at
torney. Rousing speeches wcro made by
M-Burs , Luce , Kcestcr nnd Hnrdln. Harlnn
county republicans will elect the entire ticket
thli year. Andrews' prospect : ! are growing
brighter every day.
Inilcn llolcomli Deii'iuiu-rH tlin stiit Itlnir.
SEWARD. Neb. , Sept. 20. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Hon. Silas Holcomb address d an
audience at the court home toilay , ( peaking
nearly two hour * . He dlscufctcd the tariff
quoitton , the management ol state financed
end the maximum freight law , and charged ,
republican offlclala with corruption In tht
management of the elate government ,
Tin C ) < 'Ioit : ! if I'ui'U M < ill.
TECL'MSKH , Neb. . Sept. 20. ( Special Tele
gram. ) "Cyclone" Davis of Texas expounded
pjpullcttc doctrine to . fair slz-d audlonc *
tor thr.e solid hours here this afternoon.