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ESTABLISHED JTJ2STE 19 , 187.L. OMAHA , TUESDAY JA1STUAKY 5 , 1897. JfY liMVJD CENTS.
HONEY VISITS THE CUBANS
Senator-Elect from Mississippi Spends a
Few Days with Insurgents ,
HEFUSES TO STATE HIS CBJECTS
"Weylfr'M Oovcrninent linn llfuu Hu -
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( Copyright , IS97 , by 1'rcnii Publishing Company. )
HAVANA , Jan. 4. ( New York World Spe
cial Cablegram Special Telegram. ) H. D.
Money of Mississippi , n member of the
United States house of representatives com
mittee on foreign affairs and a senator-elect
from his state , returned to Havana tonight
after a mysterious absence of three days.
Ills visit has uwakenrd great public Inter
est on account of a report widely circulated
In Havana that he conies to Cuba In the
Interests of the rebellion. The World cor-
rcjpondcnt conversed with him several times ,
but obtained no Information as to the con
gressman's object In coming here. Gen
erally ho has been with those who are cn-
dcavnrlng to advance the Ireurgent cause.
Ho disappeared Friday nnd I surmised that
he had gone "Into the country , " as people
nay when anybody goes to visit or to Join
the rebels. The government .has b'.en
auspicious of him from the first day.
A part of the Le Altada battalion , operating
liack of Sacramento , Marango San Nicolas and
the Santa Barbara hills In Havana province ,
came on a party of Insurgents , composed of
several united bands , and pursued thorn with
cavalry. Lieutenant Colonel Aqullera ap-
, preached the Insurgents' rear from the Aposte
and dispersed them. Forty-two dead were
found and a lot of guns and other Imple
ments of war were captured. Fourteen men
wcro wounded. The InaurgentH were under
several petty chiefs. Including Montcro ,
Runlno , Garcia and Rangucrc.
Francisco Padre will bo shot tomorrow
momlng In the Cabanas fortres-s for Incen
diarism , having been sentenced by. a court
martial. This will be the sixtieth military
execution on the Island In twelvemonths. .
WILLIAM SHAW BOWKN.
co.M.'iiii\cil : OP in s. CONSULS.
.Simiinnneil < c Havana lo Tnlk wltli
HAVANA , Jan. 4. H Is reported that all
the United States consuls In Cuba will suc
cessively come to Havana for conference
with General Fllzhugh Lee , the consul gen
Walter B. Baker , the United States consul
nt Sagua la Grande , arrived here yesterday.
The correspondents of the Ijnparclal , Iler-
nldo and Correspondence of Madrid have re
ceived orders from their respective news
papers to retire from this city to Porto Rico
nnd there await further orders. The news
papers have taken this step In view of the
prosecution commenced against them by the
government for severely criticising the Cuban
administration nnd the conduct of tho. cam
paign against the Insurgents
\VI2I.COMI3 TO WOKMl'S KA1IMKIIS.
Mark I.iuit K.vpreNM Snyn Colil AVsive
IH MtiNt Timely.
LONDON , Jan. 4. The Mark Lane Ex
press , reviewing the crop situation today ,
eays : The usual Increase of cold In January
will not bo unwelcome to agriculture , Oi the
continent the outlook Is satisfactory.
Rains liavo fallen In Australia , hut too late
to be of any use except In Tasmania. The
news from Argentine Is more gloomy than at
Christines. The Russian wheat crop of 1SOG
Is semt-omclally stated to bo 3,500,000 quar
ters below that of 1805 and 9,000,000 quarters
below the bumper of 1891.
TUYlXfi TO f'ATClT" PI3ACI3.
Kuroiiean POW TM .May Intervene I"
I'll ha n AlValrM.
BERLIN , Jan. 4. According to the Tago-
blatt some of the European powers , Russia
nnd Prance being mentioned , have como' teen
on understanding to make representations
to Washington In order to prevent further
trouble between the United States and Spain.
Neott I.lliel Cane KeHiiiueil.
LONDON , Jan. 4. The trial of Lady
Sellna Scott , charged by her son-in-law ,
Earl misrcll , with libel In connection with
John Cockcrton and Engineer William
Aylott , a vtflet , was resumed this morning.
Lady Scott looked but little worse for her
recent Illnors. Dr. Scott , the physician of
Holllday Jail , formally testified to the death
from consumption of Frederick Kast , a
Greek , who was one of the defendants. The
physician said that the whole time Kast was
In his charge the prisoner waa not fit to be
cross-oxamlned on a wltneefl.
Harding , n cabin boy employed on Lord
missel's yacht In 1SS8 , denied that Lord Rua-
BO ! had ever attempted Improper conduct
with him. .
IteutMveil Humor * of Weyler'M lire-all.
NEW YORK , Jan. 4--News has been re
ceived by the Cuban Junta from Washington
to the effect that the Spanish government
lias positively decided to recall Captain
General Weyler. Prlmo do Rivera. It Is
said , wilt succeed General Weyler In Cuba.
It Is learned the Madrid government was
displeased at the fact that General Weyler ,
with about 200,000 troops , has not put down
the Cuban revolt. He has expended large
Bums of money , but BO far has made no
decided headway In accomplishing Ills main
object , that of quelling the insurrection anJ
restoring peace and good order In Cuba.
lllll to AliiiIUli UiielliiKT.
LONDON , Jan. 4. A Berlin dispatch to
the Times says a now cabinet order has
been Issued with reference to dueling. Van
ous versions of the order are current , fiaj-H
the dispatch , but It appears to be Intended
to end the Jurisdiction of the military courts
of honor , with'n view to preventing duels.
It will ulso empower the courts to deal
with auarrcls between oHlccru and civilians
and Is doubtless the outcome of the cnmmlR-
clou which Chancallor vou Hohcnlolia re-
cf.ntly prompted the emperor to appoint lo
consider the subject.
South Afrlenu llefielx Itouleil.
LONDON , Jan. 4 Advices received here
from Dliintyre , the mlsxlon town of BrltKh
South Africa , announce that the British force
ecnt last month against tlio Angonl Zulus ,
under Chief Chlkunl , who had Invaded south
west NyafisMand nnd burned a British sta
tion beside * ir.nejanrelng tln > Inhabitants nf
a number of village * , has ranted the Angonl. )
with heavy IOBH after ( tome sharp lighting.
Chief Clillaul was captured and hanged ,
Five men of the British force wcro wouiwled ,
Hefiirnx from I'reneh KleelloiiH ,
PARIS , Jan , 4.Oillcl.it returns cf results
of tlio election * held yesterday to replace the
third of the members of the Senate whose
termt ) are expiring show that sUty-nlno re
publicans , thirteen radicals- three racialist
radicals and twelve reactionists have been
elected. Most of the newspapers agree In
saying that the result will not modify thu
policy o ( the Senate ,
Neniitor .Muney MNNIIK ! | ,
HAVANA , Jan. 4. Senator-elect Money of
Mississippi , n member of the hou o com
mittee CD foreign affairs , I * mUjIng from
the Hotul liglatcrla , where he put up on hla
arrival here. It U believed , however , that
be Im.s gone to Matanzas , whore two Ameri
can nowepapc-r men hnvu alto located them-
Ilullle In Hie I'lilllniilneH.
MADRID , Jan. 4.Ufllcial dUpalrliei from
Manilla chioiilclo a battle wi thu Paalg river ,
.whero lUo Philippine rebels were tryliif to
obstruct navigation. Tlio Spanish lots was
ten killed and twenty wounded , whllo the
Insurgents had thirty-two killed and many
wounded. Thirteen conspirators were shot
at Manilla today.
KlliMi Terry'H Kye Ueltlntv lletter.
LONDON , Jan. 4. It Is stated that Ellen
Terry has had several operations upon her
eyes. Her friends thought when she left
England that the glftoJ uctrers would not
return to the stage , but It Is now reported
that rthc Is rapidly recovering on the Riviera.
Ileenll Havana CorreHioiiilenlx. |
LONDON , Jan. 4. A special dispatch
from Madrid says that owing to the govern
ment prosecution of the Imparclal , the Hcr-
aldo and Correspondcncln those papers have
agreed to withdraw their correspondents
IrvliiK Heeovern Slowly.
LONDON , Jan. 4. The St. Jamc Gazette
this morning says : Sir Henry Irving la not
convalescing very rapidly and several
months may elapse before he recovers aufll-
clcntly to appear jn the | age.
Say Coiner. May Surrender.
MADRID , Jan. 4. Private telegrams re
ceived here from Havana say It Is possible
that Maximo Gomez and other Influential
Cubans wilt surrender to the Spanish au
Vletorla Will Have a Ynclit.
LONDON , Jan. 4. A new ocean-going
yacht Is to be built for Queen Victoria In
place of the Victoria and Albert , the present
royal yacht ,
D13.MKS A SBXSATIO.VAIj STOUV.
AlleKeil I'olNonliiK Only u Death from
LOS ANGELES , Col. . Jon. 4. The sensa
tional story from New Orleans reporting
the death of Sir William Anderson , an al
leged English nobleman , by poison In Nica
ragua , was a good deal of a surprise to the
friends of Major Horace Bell , a well known
attorney of this city , to whoso daughter
Anderson was married. Contrary to the
telegraphic report , the dead man's name was
Captain A. I ) . Anderson. While quite well-
to-do at one time , ho had lost , It Is re
ported , largo sums In foreign securities.
Hn was given no tltlo of nobility whllo re
siding lit this part of the country , nor did
ho lay claim to any. His wife , Major Bcll'
daughter , left here about three months ago
to rejoin her husband In Central America ,
nnd the news of his death has since been
received , though no Intimation was made
that It was of such a tragic nature as stated
In the New Orleans dispatch. Major Bell
said last evening conucrnlng the reported
poisoning : "There Is absolutely no truth In
such a story. Captain Anderson died on his
plantation , surrounded by. his friends nnd
faithful sennnts , who nurecd him day and
night through an lllncsa lasting several
weeks. His death was due to malarial fever.
I have a copy of .the doctor's certificate to
that effect scut me by Dr. O'Hnra. "
A.NOTIIUU 111C STIUKI2 IIUIOU'I.VO.
Aiitlelpate Trouble Over the Intro-
iluetlon \on-rtiloii Miner * .
DENVER , Jan. 4. From reports current
In Denver and substantiated by private ad
vices from Ouray , It appears that Ouray
and Sail Miguel counties are an the verge
of a strike that will equal the Leadvlllo
strike. The cause of It will bo the Im
portation of non-union men Into a tunnel
ultuoted about nine miles west of Ouray.
Since early In December there has been a
strlko at the tunnel and mine. Several
attempts to settle amicably proved In
effective nnd non-union miners have been
engaged from around Joplln , Mo. , to take
the places of the strikers. The strikers
nro mcmbcis , of the .Miners' _ unlan and
trouble 'may follow the Introduction , and'
even a general atrlkc may be ordered.
There are 2.GOO miners In Ouray and ad
joining counties , who all belong to the
Supreme Court KefitHes Ileliearlnp ; .
PIERRE , S. D. , Jan. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Tile supreme court today handed
down decisions on the following applica
tions for rehcarlngs : By Corson , the German
Bank against Robert W. Folds and George
H. Folds , Mlnnehnha county , application de
nied ; by Haucv , H. C. Bright , admlalatra-
tor of estate of Jerry Lowe , against C. Eckcr
and Suslo Lowe , MInnehaha county , app.l-
catlon dented ; by Calvin , J. B. Harris against
State of South Dakota , original action. This
Is n claim for $7,500 made for a compilation
of the territory code , which claim was pre
sented to the state auditor and payincn'
refused. Suit was brought and a demurrer
entered by the attorney general on grounds
of no cause or action. The demurrer ii
sustained with leave to file amended com
plaint within thirty days. Auditor Hippie
takes the position that the declrvlon wll !
carry with It the appropriation of about 20
per cent of the state's Income without anj
.lii.lne \ < i ( KIlKllilo for the Senate.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D. . Jan. 4. ( Special. )
The point 1ms been raised on Judge A. J.
Plowman of Dcadwood , candidate for the
United States nenatc , that ho Is not eligible
to any elective ofllco during his Judicial
term , which began January 1 , 1891 , and
which does not end until January 1 , 1898.
Article u , section C , of the constitution of
the state , prohibits any judge from being
n candidate for such an ofllco during the
terra for which ho waa elected and the point
Is made that Plowman cannot qualify with
out violating his outh of office and the
plrtln spirit of the constitution. The article
was put Into the constitution to lane the
judiciary out of politics as much as pon-
sible. In the last campaign Jm'.f.e Plow
man was the only judge In the state v.'ho
went upon the stump and hli action cre
ated then a great tleul of ruhciso-comment.
Saved from thu Sen.
CINCINNATI. Jan. 4.-A special to the
' from JuukFonvllle
Fa. ! . DIJ'H : Four mull landed from the
wrecUul Commndoro thla morning at I'ort
Grunge , thus nocounting1 for twenty out
of the twenty-eight men on board. The
men were observed In the ourf and boats
put out to nld them In lnmllni ; . They
were nenrly fuml.shed. The last food In
tin ; boat war. eaten und the hint drop of
water wan glvon out lant night. During
the- night ono of the men grew light-
hendcil nnd attempted to jump overboard ,
hut was prevented by the others. They
Buy they have not sct-n the other clwht
men reported mnslns. ! The men without a
doubt lout niv : E. B. Hitter , James Iteil-
illptii , Frank Gr.iln , Julio Itodbnr , Jo.sc-ph
Uflmnry , L. 1 ! , Mruliury , M. Lean and ) W.
A. U. Sinllli.
Miners' WIIKI-N Heiliieeil.
MASSILLON , O. , Jan.I. . Notices , lmvf >
been posted nt alt the mlncH Intlio Ma .sll-
lou district announcing a reduction In the
prlc-o of plik mining from Cl to 51 ccnt.s a
ton. The poatlnt ; of the notice hud the
uffeet of iMuxliig n ccFsntlon of woik In all
imrlH of the district and nt thl * time
nearly 2,000 men nro believed to InIdle. . A
convention hns bf-cn called to meat on the
Till to consider tin. reduction.
UULLAIUK. O. , Ji.n. . 4-Tho 2M miners
In the Maple Hill and BoirKS mliie-H at Bar
ton , near this i-Ity , struck thin morning for
an mlvnnca of ( i
AllKelil CurrleN III * I'.iliil.
SPRING FIKLU , 111. . Jan. 4.-At the
meetingof the democratic state central
committee tonight Governor Atlnold WHB
victorious In tbo Ural tcKt of Ktrenuth In
the tight between tin ; democratic factions
headed by hlmyelf anil Seciotnry uf State
HeinrlehHt-n rt-upcctlvtly The governors
candidate for .flute I'hiilrninii , Uwl ht W.
AudivwH of Chicago , wi nh'otod without
opposition , ll'lnrli'l ! icn nnd others refill
ing to vote. _
Ounl Mlue.ru 0:1 iStrike. .
PITTflliUHO , 1' . , Jan. 4A blKWtilke of
coal minor * ocrurrtt ! today on the WheelIng -
Ing division of tliii Baltimore ,1- Ohio road.
The Htrlkext8 : the retail t of the refusal
of the operator * to puy tlir GO-ceut rate
ax prcml * > i In the lauj'liu convention
' ( inliKiH and oiunttor. < , About l.'w men
am out nnd nearly every mliio closed
WIND LESS SEVERE IN OMAHA
Storm 7as General Over Central and
MANY TRAINS ABANDONED ON RAILWAYS
Terrllle. Wind * I'revalleil In Many
Section * , hut They Were Not
So Severe In ThlN
i ) . 11 Vlolulo. k ; i
"Continued cold weather , with the mercury
around the zero mark , Is the present out
look for Tuesday , " said Forecaster Welch
after the observation taken at 9 o'clock last
During the day yesterday the thermomct.er
fluctuated from 10 degrees to 0 degrees above
zero between the hours of 7 o'clock a. m.
and 9 o'clock p. m. , growing rapidly colder
toward midnight. The wind In the middle of
the day blew at the rate of twenty-eight
miles an hour , dropping In the evening to
sixteen miles. The amount of snow falling
was slight , only ,07 of an Inch being re
ported between the hours of 7 In the morning
and 9 at night.
In connection with the wind velocity ,
whllo It has been far from pleasant to face
the enow-laden brcczca which whirled
through the downtown streets , Omaha was
favored In comparison with the blizzards
which visited other cities. Some of the re
ports received at the local weather bureau
show that at noon , yesterday , Chicago was
experiencing a wind from the west that
blew , at the rate of forty-eight miles an hour ;
St. Louis , from the southwest , nt the rate of
forty-eight mllea an hour ; Concordla , Kan. ,
thirty-six miles an hour ; Bismarck , N. D. ,
thlrty-ttlx miles an hour ; Huron , S. D. , from
the northwtat , at the rate of fifty-two miles ;
Cheyenne , thirty-eight miles an hour ; North
Plat to , forty miles an hour , and Rapid City ,
thirty miles an hour. The lowest tempera
ture reported In the west thus far for yester
day was at BIsinark , where It touched the
The snow In Omaha Impeded business but
little. Drifts persisted In collecting along
the sidewalks , which , toward night , froze
hard , making a good crust to walk upon In
the many Instances where the owner of a
side-walk refused to get out his shovel.
Tlio street railway company put Its snow
plows back in the barns at noon , out kept
the salt car going over the lines most of the
day. This , In connection with the constantly
passing car wheels , kept the rails frey from
At Union Pacific headquarters all trains
were repotted slow duilug the entire day.
The castbound overland , duo here at 4:45 : ,
came In In two sections , the second section
being an hour and a half late. But little
KIIOW was reported falling over the main
line , but that whloh had already fatten was
ivported as drifting badly. A mixed train ,
which was sent out over the Grand Island
& Loup City branch at noon ycaterday , made
heavy weather of It for about two hours and
at length came to a standstill near Dannc-
brog. A snowplow will bs sent out from
Grand Island this morning to extricate It.
Snow In the yards of the company at Grand
Island badly Impeded the shifting of'cars
and all business for a Umo yesterday wa
at a standstill. The Enow as fast oa shoveled
from the tracks was thrown back by the
wind , and It was not until late last night
that any progress In clearing the yards wai
made. The enow In places reached a depth
of six feet. The westbound passenger train
leaving Omaha at 3:30 : was on time at la'sl
reports. It waa decided , however , not to
send out all the westbound freights last
night , and but one left early In the evening.
It made slow work of It , duo to the slipper )
condition of the tracks. The Columbus &
Norfolk brtnch was reported as still tied
up late last night , but will probably be
Tlio Burlington reported all trains on time
and but little snow along Its main line or
these leading south.
The Minneapolis & Omaha line reported llt-
tlu snow falling In OKI northwestern portion
of the state. The wind , which blew half a
gale near E'loux Oily. Norfolk and Wayne ,
was reported as much lowered In velocity
last night. The passenger train due- here
from the north at C o'clock last night was
three hours late , duo to the drifting snow.
Snowplows will bo sent out by the company
this morning from Omaha , Sioux City , Nor
folk and Emerson and the trains , barring
additional snow , will bo running on time
STOUM OF TIIK IIM7.7.A11D VAUIKTV.
Severe Weather of Klve Years AKO
AlinoNt Mllaleil | In .Vehraxka.
O'NEILL , Neb. , Jan. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A heavy snow storm started here
yesterday morning and Is still raging un
abated. It Is the hardest storm that has
visited this section since the memorable
blizzard of 1888. Trafllc Is entirely sus
pended and business in the city Is at a
standstill. The Sioux City , O'Neill & West
ern train did not leave for Sioux City to
day , the road being blocked. The mercury
has stood at about 10 above zero all day ,
BENNET , Neb. , Jan. 4. ( Special. ) A
cold wave struck here on Saturday and for
the last forty-eight hours there has been
an Increasing snow storm from the north
west. This morning the storm has reached
the Intensity of a blizzard. It Is very cold
and Is getting worse all the time.
WINS1DE , Neb. , Jan. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Snow has fallen continuously since
Saturday night nnd for the past twenty-
four hours It has been accompanied by
very high winds. It is the worst blizzard
since 1SSS nnd no signs of abating. No
trains ore running , No casualties nro re
ported as yet.
ST. EDWARDS , Neb. , Jan. 4. ( Special
Telegram. ) A very severe bllzrard set In
hero early yesterday morning and has con
tinued unabated up to C o'clock tonight
nnd Is still raging. The drifts are neat
twclvo feet high In the front doors of tin.-
business houses. No trains have arrived
HARTINGTON. Neb. , Jan. 4. ( Special
Telegram. ) The worst storm since the
memorable blizzard of January 12 , 1888 , has
been raging In this locality for twenty-four
hours nnd shows no signs cf abating to
night. All roads , both wagon and rail , are
blocked with snoxv. Considerable live stock
Is poorly sheltered and It Is feared that
much may perish.
NEBRASKA CITY. Jan , 4. ( Special. ) A
heavy wind has been blowing for the last
twenty-four hours , drifting the snow , about
four Inchcu of which haa fallen since the
Florin commenced , All trains are late. The
temporuturo has fallen to about 10 degrees
beiow freezing point. The cold Is Increas
ing nvery moment. Stock Is suffering se
verely on account of previous mildness of
NORTH LOUP , Neb. , Jan. 4. ( Special. )
A howling wind , nt times approximating a
gale , nnd accompanied by more or less enow ,
h.iu licnn racing hero ever since aoino time
Saturday night and continues without abate
ment tlila morning. The mercury stood yes
terday at clgbt degrees abovs zero and wenl
lower during tlio night. What snow ban
fallen la all accumulated Into drifts and may
bd of sufficient amount to 'interfere ' with
trafllc In the deeper cuts.
COLUMBUS , Neb. , Jan. I , ( Special. ) The
worst blizzard and enow storm In over ( Ivr
years ha becin racing here for the past
thirty-six hours and there Is no Immediatt
prospect of 'Its abating. Trains are tle.l up
hero and the railways are struggling hard to
get mall trains through from one to seven
hours' late , The system of branclicu out of
this city are completely blockaded and havt
not turned n wheel tlncu Sunday noon , The
mercury Is about twtlve above zero and then
Is much suffering ami .IK etack. The snow
en the country roads la badly drifted cnl
probably will be Impassable for < > ono time
ST. PAUL , Nob. , Jan. 4. ( Special.-A )
lively snow Btorm , with a strong northwest
\Utid , approaching tbo nature of a blizzard ,
has prevailed hero for ttfo last thirty-all
hours. It. Is not extremely-cpM.
DUNCAN , Neb. , Jan. 4. * < Sr clal. ) The
worst blizzard itlnco 18SS ls\ln full blast
here. Perhaps a foot ofvllght snow has
fallen and with a terrific wind" blowing It
la piling up badly and t.jj plr Is full of
flying snow , making It tainwt Impossible to
get around. , . , 't
ORD. Neb. , Jan. 4. ( SpjcUl. ) The cold
wave struck thla section Mtjy ; this morning ,
accompanied by n hlgK wind , nnd a alight
fall of snow. While no\ a everu storm , Its
contrast to the fine weather-that has pre
vailed hsro for EOIUO days Is keenly felt.
SHELUY , Neb. , Jan. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A strong blizzard jws been raging
since Saturday night. Drifts near some
fences are higher than 'a Wn's head. In
some Instances storm doors on the south
side of dwelling could ildt bo pushed open
from the Inside. The caslffolng passenger U
snowbound. Farmers cannot como to town
to relate how stock Is faring.
DES MOINKS , Jan. 4 , ( Special Tele
gram. ) A blizzard has been -in progress all
day and night ; the mercury * In below zero
and falling fast. A high wind has pre
vailed and the snowfall 1t about six Inches.
Telegraph wires are down In several direc
tions and railroads have suffered consider
able delay. It Is the first enow of the sea
FORT DODGE , la. , Jen , , 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) This evening finds snow still fallIng -
Ing after forty-eight hours of steady storm.
It la line snow and drifting badly with a
strong wind. Railroads , as' yet , have not
been seriously Interfered with.
HASTINGS , In. , Jan. 4. ( Special. ) It lisa
been a howling blizzard herd for forty-eight
hours , all kinds of' stock Is suffering and
business Is at a standstill.
JEFFERSON , la. , Jan. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A blizzard , straight from the west ,
has had undisputed possession of central
Iowa today. The storm has abated tonight.
The temperature hns bceirabout zero.
OTTUMWA , la. , Jan. 4. The city was In
darkness last night. The telephone and tele
graph systems were completely demoralized
on account of the storm. The damage was
heavy to electric light , and street car com
panies. The thermometer-was 10 above this
morning. " j' .
SIOUX FALLS , Jan. 'l. ( Special Tele
gram. ) No trains left here 'today owing to
the blizzard which began yesterday morn
ing nnd Is still raging. The cuts are full
of snow to a depth of ten or fifteen feet and
drifts six to ten feet dceii ore In the streets
here. A high wind te ! blowing , but the
tcmporatui-e Is moderate
HURON. S. D. , Jan. . 4i ( Special Tele
gram. ) There are no Indications tonight of
a cessation of the great storm that set inhere
hero yesterday morning , The . \\-Ind con
tinues blowing from the north at sixty miles
an hour , the temperature * ' being below zsro.
Railroad cuts are nilpd and the snow Is
piled In drifts ten and tw'ilve feet high. The
Chicago & Northwestern .tied up all its trains
and not a wheel turned "on this division of
the road today. Al } train's on the Great
Northern are abandoned 'and the telegraph
Is Interrupted. Fears-are entertained for
settlers , ns fuel Is known ! to"-bs limited. The
stoim Is the worst since tlio great blizzard
tr 1883. ' ;
YANKTON , S. D. , Jan. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The great storm Is raging tonight
with no slgna of abatement. , Only one train ,
that operating between Yankton'nnd Sioux
City , was moved In this state today. Orders
wcro given to abandon tbjs train by Su
perintendent Beardsleyi- the general
superintendent wired frda.'Chicago to start
the train at all hazards -.Occasional snow
drifts were encountered : but little delay
was experienced till thefcuts were reached
near-Sioux City , whcrw th'e train was aban
doned. There are no rotary -snow plows In
this stat and the \rork ty clearing the
tracks Is by the old methods of bucking and
shoveling and U will 'rdiulro aweekto
get trains running. At ; Cn"Ttfnie ( since
the storm began has .th.i ) temperature fal
len below , 2 degroes'oto'to zero.SomoMpssea
of stock' are reported , bat ' 'theaggregate -
loss will not bo serious.
MITCHELL , S. D. , Jan. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A terrible blizzard has been ragIng -
Ing hero since early yesterday , a period of
thirty-six hours. No traliis have left this
city and none have tome In. Snow Is
drifted all over town In high banks and
the streets ore deserted. It Is the worst
storm In years.
VERMILLION , S. T > . . Jan. 4. ( Special
Telegram. ) A terrible blizzard has been
raging since yesterday morning. Cold Is
Intense nnd the snowdrifts are ten feet
deep. All business In tho-clty Is suspended
and trains are abandoned. The morning
pasiengcr train going pflst.ran Into a herd of
cattle near Meckllng and' the engine was
derailed. Several cattle weto killed. The
train was abandoned.
III.I// Alt I ) IX T1IBCOHT1IVEST. .
Mlimexota. ami ( lie DaUntaN Hurled
fuller HiiKe Smnvilrlfts.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Jan.M. A blizzard has
been raging throughout the northwest yes
terday and today and ns a result train serv
ice Is considerably crippled. In a number
of towns business was about suspended.
Devil's Lake , In North Dakota , reported
no trains for thirtysixTiours and Grand
Forks makes a similar report , adding that
the schools are closed pnd wires down to
the west of there. . -
In South Dakota thoro' was more snow ,
but the storm was llttlo more severe than
In the northern state. Huron reports drifts
fifteen feet high nnd the. storm still raging.
Vcrmllllon states that nil business has
been suspended. Mitchell reports no trains
since the storm begaii' on Sunday mornIng -
Ing , and streets deserted. Brooklngs
classes It cs the wors ( blizzard known for
years and all business suspended. Yankton
reports many trains 'abandoned on account
of the storm. Waterfown fears that the
stock will suffer.
Throughout western and northern Minnesota
seta the storm has beer ) severe. Glyndon
reports trains snowed up In drifts ten feet
deep. Detroit says tbo railroads cannot
do much toward opening1 their tracks before
tomorrow. Moorhcad discovers some sign of
abatement In the storm , 'which ' Is the worst
that has vlalted that 'place , cold winds
blowing at the rate of fifty miles an hour
and the snow drifting' 'ten or more feet.
Barncsvlllo , In the B'amo , part of the state ,
reports all business'suspended.
TOPEKA , Kan. , Jan4. Passengers on the
Colorado express , westbound , on the Santa
Fe road , had a trying experience In Sunday's
blizzard. At 1:30 : o'ciotdc In the morning
at a point ten m'ile rest or Dodge City , Kan ,
the train stuck fast in a"1 deep cut that had
filled with raw , and untilthe noon follow
ing not n wheel wqa lurned. The passengers
were warm and co'mfo able In the cata and
when , after nearly tcn'hours' Imprisonment ,
they began clomorjnp for "something to cat ,
ths trainmen proved < jual to the emergency.
In the express car tho--conductor found sev
eral crates of eggs anil uj-veral palls of fresh
oysters. The expretamarJ had some coin-
meal and salt and , pepper , which ho liad been
carrying for on eim-rgcncy. The trainmen
then turned In nnd frofa Uieso articles pre
pared a Sunday dinner that was served to
the hungry passengers pn pieces of paste
board shortly beforerioani Six tramps , who
had been riding on tlife brakeboams , wcrs
called In and partook of the express mes
senger's bounty. Railroad trafllc throughout
Kansas \vn considerably'delayed on Sunday ,
but today trains nrerunning ! with more reg
ularity. Reports" received tonight from
throughout the state/ Indicate that the storm
J-7-- . . _
I'onnil Demi < ln n KIIIMV Drift ,
KANSAS CIT'Y. J.yi. 4. A epcclal to the
Journal from Atcjitaop , Kan. , aya : E. I.
Irwln , colori'il , living ou Mound utrrct. found
a 10-year-old child dead In a enow dUft near
Seventh and Parallel streets thlmorning. .
It provrd to 1m ouu of the neighbor's chil
dren , who bad wandered 'an the way to
echouand | _ falling lijto the enowdrlft could
not ucL out and JfrozO to death.
Coriluuu CoiiiMiiillesiiiiii'M. .
BOSTON , Jim. 4.4The Htnmlnr.l Oonlngc
company Htnrlcd uji today nftur a -.ut-
down cf nearly three yearn. This will glvo
employment to 400 handa ,
POPULISTS MEET IN CAUCUS
OontrgHlng Members of tlio Eoutb Dakota
Legislature Confer ,
SIMMONS FOR SECRETARY OF SENATE
Oilier I'ONltlnun Are Vlllfit 1 ( In-
Voten of ( 'olleanue * lleiinb-
HOIIIIHV1II Arrange Tliotr
PIERRE , S. D. , Jan. 4. ( Spcclnl Tele
gram. ) At the populldt senate caucus this
afternoon the nominations [ or pcsltloiu were :
Secretary , T. M. Simmons of lleaille ; Ural
assistant , Hugh J. Smith of Miner ; second
ns-ilntant , L. W. Meredith of Fall Hlvcr ; ser-
gcant-at-arms , J. W. Spears of Jcrauld ; as
sistant , Frank Richardson of Mlnnehaha ;
postmaster , W. D. M. Dlrdseyo of Edmunds ;
bill clerk , J. W. Jones of Lavfrcnce ; enroll
ing and engrossing clerk , II. S. Volkmar of
Qrant ; watchman , James Olson of Union ;
chaplain , W. A. Lyinnn of Hughes. The os-
slatant sergcant-at-arms Is. a sliver repub
lican , the rest arc populists. The president
of the senate will be selected tomorrow and
\miloubtcdly bo Senator Crlll of Union.
The house populists held an Informal cau
cus this evening and nominations were made
for the different positions. The Indications
yet point to Calvin for speaker and Lien for
chief clerk. The republican caucus nominee
for speaker will bo Glaso of Codlngtom , and
If the democrats decide to nominate a candidate
dateho will be Weeks of Hrule. The dem
ocrats at a caucus this evening appointed a
steering committee to meet In conference
with the populists and will not go Into any
general caucua with them. The committee
la J. A. IJowler , J. S. Kirk , D. F. llurkholder ,
J. D. Barlow and W. < H. Wilkinson. On ac
count of the republican/ / lieutenant governor
the populists of the senate this evening ap
pointed a committee to arrange for a senate
committee , consisting of Senators I'almcr ,
Douok , Crlll , Jackson , Majors , Klndchlck ,
Keller and Bradley.
The republican caucuses of both houses
will bo held tomorrow.
MUST UK ItI'
Montana'cv Governor Milken Some
HELENA , Mont. , Jan. ! . The Inaugural
address of Governor Smith was devoted al-
m Cot wholly to state affaire. Ho E.I Id that
the Incoming administration In the state
docs not mean anarchy , nor the enactment
of vicious and hostile legislation , and that
hasty , Ill-advised or radical laws , hor-tllo
to any Interest or persons , arc not con
templated. Ho calls attention to the de
pressed condition of buslnoro , and says the
expenses of the stale , county and city
governments must be reduced.
The followltg are some of the recom
mendations made by the governor : Taxation
of gross receipts of Insurance companies , ICES
losses ; a tax on corporatlona so worded that
they cannot evade the Incorporation fee by
subsequently Increasing the capitalization ;
a graduated Inheritance tax ; abolishing the
bureau of agriculture , labor and Industry ,
leaving the collection of statistics to county
assessors ; reducing salaries In the land de
partment of the otato ; abollahlng the office of
rlty treasurer ; repealing mileage laws ; re
ducing the cost of the national guard of stale
In the > nistt "Tif''oaroitand armory..taking ;
oft the bounty on coyotea ; that the land grants
bo bonded not to > excccd $300,000 at present
for blillclliig UiO'Stattt capltol ; that convicts
bo set to work on Irrigation plants and
canals to reclaim the million acres of arid
lands under the Carey act ; the Initiative and
referendum and proportional representation
are recommended as subjects for a constitu
The legislative assembly of Montana , which
met at noon today. Is divided politically as
follows : Senate : Republicans , 11 ; demo
crats , 9 ; populUts. 3. House : Democrats
44 ; popullats , 1C ; republicans , 8. Three sen
atorial seats are contested , but the prospect
Is that no party change will occur.
Seiialorliil Flgrlii fieltliiK
SPRINGFIELD , III. , Jan. 4. There has
not been so much political activity In Spring ,
field since the famous session of the legis
lature which elected General John M.
Palmer to the United States senate as there
Is today. The political lights arc both nu
merous and Interesting , the most Important
being the selection of a United States sen
ator to succeed John M. Palmer. The dght
for the position of United States senator
Is quite uncertain. The leading candidates
are Martin D. Madden , the Chicago alder
man ; Samuel W. Allerton. the millionaire
packer ; Hon. David T. LItller of Spring
field ; Colonel Clark E. Carr of Galebburg ,
late United States minister to Denmark ;
Congressman H. R. IHtt of Mount Morris
and ex-Congressman William E. Mason of
Chicago. Both Mason and Madden express
the greatest confidence of success cs can
California LeyrlnIalorN AxHeiiihlc.
SACRAMENTO , Cal. , Jan. 4. The legisla
ture of California met today nnd after or
ganizing adjourned until tomorrow , when
the first biennial message of Governor Budd
will bo road. The first work of the legisla
ture will bo the election of a , United States
senator to succeed George C. Perkins ( repub
lican. ) In Joint session the republicans will
have a total vote of 74 , necessary to n choice ,
Cl. The re-election of Senator Perkins was
generally conceded until recently. Now S.
M. Shortrldge , W. H. L. Barnes. C. P.
Crocker and ex-Senator Charted N. Pel I on
are all In the light against Perkins. The
friends of the latter claim ho has sixty-coven
votes pledged , six more than are nceeosary
\VNOOHNII'M | Governor Inaugurated.
MADISON , Vfla. , Jan. 4. Major Edward
Scoflcld of Oconto was Inaugurated governor
of Wisconsin today. The ceremonv took
place at noon. It was simple In character
and was witnessed by a largo crowd. Im
mediately after the Inauguration Governor
Scoflcld signed the commissions of Ills ap
pointees. Iho only change from the present
Uet are Major C. R. Doardman of Oahko h ,
to succeed General King an adjutant gen
eral ; William J. Scott of La Crease to bo
superintendent of public property , succeed
ing C. A. L. Morlcy ; and Paul Scoflcld , son of
the new governor , to be executive clerk.
Delaware Deiiiix'i-jilN AVIn.
DOVER , Del. , Jon. 4 , The decision today
of the court of errors and appeals In the
Kent county mandamus proceedings reversed
the action of the superior court , which lat
ter body had rendered en opinion that the
ICcnt county board of canvassers should re
convene and recount the votes In Kent
county , several hundred of which , the re
publicans claimed , were unlawfully thrown
out by the board. This Is a victory for the
democrats and gives them a majority In the
legislature. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Iilnlio I'oiiiilUtH Ignored.
BOISE , Idaho , Jan. 4. Governor Prank
Steuiwnburi ; and other state officers wuro
sworn In shortly before noon without cere
mony of any kind. Both branches of the
li'KlKlaturo met at noon and wore organized
liy the democralfj und silver republican : ) ,
The latter voted rolldly for the democratic
uomlnecH. The populists , who fuaed with
the democrats In the vlcctlon , did not get a
ilactA , II. Alford of Lowlston la speaker ,
CiiniinliiirH CfilU on
CLEVELAND , Jun. 4. Major and Mr * .
McKlnlcy remained at Wlndcrmcrc , M , A.
lamiu's suburban home , this morning.
Major M.ICInlcy luul a largo number of
rallcm , among whom wcro National Coin-
mlticcman A , I ) . Cumrnlngs of Iowa. Mr.
CiunmliiKH said hla vlfllt had DO political
significant : * ,
TltAI.V IlOllllim OATIIKUI
Mail Who llrlit I'll u Train IN . \i ,
KANSAS CITV , Jan. 4. Early llilij
Ing the detectives working ou the
train robbery cae.0 brought In another sus
pect , nrrested near Olomlale , and who , they
say , was with John Kennedy , the leader
of the gang now under arrest , on the night
of the lobbcry. The officers refuse to dla-
close the Identity of the suspect , saying It
would Interfere with their plans In locating
and arresting other men under surveillance.
Later In the day , after securing i\ com
plete confession from the man , the olllccrs
gave out the suspect's name ns Jim Flynn.
Flynn Is 37 years old and a farmer. He has
lived Iti the vlclalty of Blue Cut for the last
fifteen years. Klynn Implicated Kennedy
and another man , also a resident of the Blue
i Cut locality , and the last of the robbers will
doubtless soon be behind the bars ,
Klynn'a confession tells In minute detail
how the two holdups of the Chicago &
Alton railroad at Blue Cut were planned ,
with Kennedy ns the arch plotter. It gives
the names of all the men In such affaire ,
tells how the money wcs divided and where
the jewelry was burled near the scene * of
the robbery. Bcsldis Kennedy and Plynn ,
the gangs arc said to have Included two
others , for whonrthe ofllcers are now search
ing. A quantity of Jewelry , as Indicated by
Plynn , waa found burled near Crnckcr-
neck , together with $25 In gold , two shot
guns , thtcc revolvers nnd a mask.
ST. LOUIS , Jan. 4. A special to the Re
public from Birmingham , Ala. , says : Pour
I of the train wreckers In Jail here- today
I confessed to the formation of a fiendish plot
to wreck and rob the Southern railway's fast
I express from Washington , D. C. , at Me-
| Comb's trestle , twelve miles cast of the
1 city , en the night of December 19. nnd this
j confession leads to the belief that the same
! gang removed the > rail which wrecked the
I Birmingham mineral train at Cahabn river
bridge , causing the death of twenty-six peo-
| pie nnd Injuring eleven others on December
I 27. although these under arrest are as yet
silent as to this wreck.
\vinni\c TIIIMTIIICAI , CIHCLKS.
Woman Who Onee riialli-iiKeil Cor-
lu-H Finally Make * n Jlaleli.
SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 4. Miss Lansing
Rowan , who achieved notoriety by chal
lenging James J. Corbett to a boxing bout ,
will soon become the wife of Maurice DC
Vrles , the operatic baritone , who Is now In
New York. The couple have been engaged
for some weeks , but have managed to
keep the matter secret. Mfcn Rowan leaves
this mornlnp with the Frawlcy company ,
cnrouto to Colorado over the Oregon and
Washington circuit , and It wrai only last
night that she opened her heart to ono of
her dearest friends. The affair Is not of
long standing. De Vrles and Miss Rowan
met for the first time about ( Ivo months
ago. when the grand opera season at the
Tivoll opened. .Miss Rowan was then n
member of the Frawlcy company , playing
emotional roles at the Columbia. The wed
ding. It Is said. Is set for omo time 1m
March. Miss Rowan will sever her connec
tion with the Frawlcy company on February
20. nt Colorado Springs. From that city nho
will go to her home In New York and break
the news to her relatives.
CHACI3 VAtTOIlAX WAXTS A IMVOKCK.
Aetrens AK | < M ( o He Separated from
Her .Millionaire IIiiMliiinil.
CHICAGO , Jan. 4. Grace Vaughan , the
actress , at present with "A Bunch of Keys"
company , today fljed a suit for divorce
against Andrew Rawson Jennings , son of
the Cleveland Standard Oil magnate.
The charges contained j the complaint are
sensational. * According'fiTlb'e'Wflhe'couple
were quietly married four years ago In Cleveland -
land , whllo"Grace Vaughan -wasa.member ,
of the Spencer Opera company. Their mar
riage created a storm and Miss Vaughan con
tinued with the opera company , hoping that
her father-in-law would some day relent.
Early In 18DI , however , she reappeared In
Cleveland and announced that she was there
to bo supported by her husband. A few
days after she suddenly disappeared. In the
bill ( lied today she charges that she was
drugged by young Jennings and taken to
the Newburg Insane asylum near Cleveland ,
where she was confined for seven months
before she managed to escape. She has
fllnco lived with her mother In Chicago. In
addition to a decree , of divorce she asks for
S . IlKSTHOV A IIOSI'ITAK.
Twenty I'atlentN Are Carried from the
CHEYENNE. Wyo. , Jan. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The Wyoming general hospital at
Rock Springs caught fire -from the furnace
this morning and was completely destroyed ,
the four walls of the building alone remain-
Ing. The patients , about twenty In num
ber. were removed In safety to the city hall ,
which was Improvised ns n , hospital. All of
the furniture was removed. The hospital
was a handsome stone building erected three
years ago at a cost of $27,000. Governor
Richards Is unable to state whether or not
It Is Insured , but It Is believed that insur
ance to the full amount of the loss Is car
IleathN of n Day.
DENVER. Jan. 4. Mrs. Dodge , wife of
Colonel D. C. Dodge , vlco president and
general manager of the Rio Grande Western
railroad , died cf cancer , after a long Illneiu.
She was born In New York City , and came
to Colorado with her husband coon after the
civil war. She was known ns ono of the
most charitable women In the city , and her
marked executive ability made her a leader
In every work In which she became In
WELLINGTON. Kan. , Jan. 4. Hon. Henry
P. Frantz , a ical estate man of this city , died
this morning. Ho was formerly from Illi
nois , where ho represented Woodford and
Marshall counties In the state senate.
LONDON , Jan. 4. Dr. Jameson , brother of
the Transvaal raider , died on January 1 , In
MONTREAL , Que. . Jan. 4. Sir Joseph
Hlcktion , late general manager of the Grand
Trunk railway , is dead.
KANSAS CITY. Jan. 4. Horace Mcrlam ,
aged 75 yeats. Is dead here of pneumonia.
At death ho was a well known Insurance
man. In his earlier days ho was a lawyer
as well as a civil engineer , and from 1S7G
to ISSO he was attorney for the Santa Pe
at Trinidad , Colo. Ho was born at Ilcthol ,
LONDON , Jan. 4. Sir Henry Ilalfort , hart ,
Is dead , aged 09.
.MITCHELL. S. D. . Jan. 4. ( Special Tele-
gram. ) The people of this town were thrown
Into consternation yesterday when they
learned of the sudden death of Rev. William
Maher , ' priest of the Holy Family Catholic
church , which occurred ycbterday morning
between 2 and 0 o'clock. His housekeeper
heard him leave his room about 2 o'clock
and at D she went to see If hn was there and
found him lying on the bed dead. Ho had
been down town to get mcdlclno for his
heart trouble and on returning home evi
dently dropped dead , as his clothes were
not removed. Physicians pronounced death
due to heart disease. Ho had been sick
with grip for u week. Father Manor has
been hera over four ycara and was universally
NEW YORK , Jan , 4. Michael K. Me-
Gratli. manager of the Wall Street bureau of
the Associated press , died today at hl.s home
In Brooklyn of Ilrlslit's dliease , aged 48.
Par twenty-live years he ha been In Die
( .crvlce of the Associated pre&i , and wan
one of the oldest newxpapcr workcm In
Klooil u ( HI. I.niilN.
ST. LOUIS , Jan , 4. As a result of the Inlo
heavy rahm north nnd west of hero the trlij-
utnrka of the MI .iUsl | > pl und Missouri rlvrrg
liavo swollen to tuich a degree that an un
precedented rlto nf about fifteen fuel haa
taken plpce In thla harbor alnco yesterday
morning , The water la Mill rlnln < , ' . The
hard freeze of last night and today , however ,
will check the rlso no that hut llttlu
is likely to occur in tula vicinity.
LEGISLATURE MEETS TODAlt
Biennial Gathering of Lawmakers is ii } >
Hcadiucss to Start ,
GAFFIN CERTAIN TO BE THE SPEAKER
Opiiottltloit to ( lie Simmler * CimntjJ
Muti Mel < N l.lke Snoiv Sehxvliul
Still Triumph * Over Alt
LINCOLN , Jan. 4. ( Special Telegram. )
The Twenty-fifth session of the Nebraska
legislature conveneu at noon tomorrow , nnd
on Thursday the state government will bo
formally transferred to the populist party.
For the tlrst time In the- history of N A
braska the republican party has relinquished
control of the executive departments. Thnt
the new administration will establish n new ,
order of things from the very outset hna
been clearly evidenced by the concerted
action of the newly elected olllclnls. A1
month ago the new olllclnls designated their
deputies and most of the clerks In their
respective departments. Several of the su-
pcrlntcmU'nts for the state educational and
! eleemosynary Institutions were selected ,
j nnd at n final'caucus held at tljp Hotel
j Lincoln tonight a populist or a free silver
democrat was named for every place not
I already filled. Plans for assuming Immcdl-
I nto control of every department of the
] state government have been formulated anil
within a week or ten days from next Thurs
day the only vestige of republican control
visible to the naked eye will bo seen In
the supreme court nnd Its auxiliary ofllce ,
the state library.
The new state , officials have acted with a
.promptness which has startled the hun
dreds of anxious place-hunters who for the
week Just closed have crowded the corridors
of the Hotel Lincoln. The Immense ro
tunda of that hostelry has been packed
nightly with hundreds of men , and every
man cither n place-hunter or an advocate
for a place-hunter. The pressure has been
so tremendous that the state ofllcers-elcct
have been compelled to seek the seclusion
of private quarters. Even the few men
employed as messengers have been com
pelled to reach their chiefs by means of
the kitchen entrance and the servants'
Nothing now remains to bo accomplished
but the filling of the places dependent upon
the legislature nnd the legislative commit
SILVER DEMOCRATS ARE SORE.
The attitude of Edson Rich of Omaha rela
tive to the contest over the spcakcrshlp ban
been a disappointment , to his frlcntn , who
had hoped to Induce him to break with hla
recent populist nlllea nnd thus pave the way
to lucrative places for many free sliver
democrats who will otherwise remain hi
obscurity. Mr. Rich could have been elected
speaker had he remained outside the door
of the populist caucus chamber. While the
thirty-three republican members of the house
have taken no formal action , It Is tactlly
understood thnt they would have voted for
him on the second ballot nnd made him the
speaker , without exactliiK pledges which
would be likely to embarrass him In his office * .
Mr. Rich has fully understood the attitude
of the republican members. Their willing
ness to vote for him In preference to a
middle-of-the-road populist has been made
plain to him by.hla friends. He steadfastly
refused , however.to rnmuln away from the
fusion caucw , although ho Insisted from
start to finish thct ho wca In the race. As
a reward fop hid fidelity lo the fusion of"
democratic nnd popullstlo elements Mr. Rich
will be made chairman of the house Judic
iary committee , a position Involving as
much If not more him ! work than any other
In the gift nf the iiric.iker.
J. N. Gaflln , who' ' will be- elected speaker
of the house tomorrow Is a familiar figure
In populist polities In Nebraska. Ho waa
speaker In the trying days of the session o
1S)3. ! ) and proved his rapacity for executive
work. He Is affable to bis friends and
equally courteous to his political opponents.
As a parliamentarian In1 ranks with the beat
In his party , If , Indeed he Is not the beat.
Two yccra ago , when the populist state con
vention met at Grand Inland Mr. Gaflln waa
ono of the leaders In the contest for the
gubernatorial nomination. Hta nomination
was believed to bo an absolute certainty
until late In the night before convention
ilay. At the eleventh hoiir the combined In-
lluenco of Senator Alien und the late Con
gressman McKclghun was thrown against
him and on the next day Governor Holcomb
was nominated on the Jlr.it ballot. The
same combination of circumstances which
placed the present chief executive at the
head of the ticket gave Mr. Gnnin the second
end place. Other men In the populist party
would have resented the situation. Oallln
accepted It gracefully. Hla election to the
upoakcrshlp comes on an ovcncr , and his
friends make no secret of their hope to
pliico his name at the head of the state
ticket two years hence ,
SENATE CAUCUS SELECTIONS.
The democrats and populists of the sen
ate held a Joint caucus -at ( ho Llmlcll to
night. The seralon was brief. Senator Wnt-
son of Saline was made chairman and Howell
of Douglas secretary. A committee was ap
pointed to report on permanent olllccrs for
the senate committee , coriKi.stliK ; of Sena
tors Denrlng of Cass , McGaun of Boone. 0s-
born of Richardson , Felt ! ! of Ki'lth. Grothnn
of Howard and Mutz of Koya Paha. The
committee will report tomorrow. The ulalo
as made up during the day was as follows :
Frank Runsom of Omaha wn chosen for
president pro tern. W. P. Bchwlnd was
made secretory. H. A. Ed'.vtrds of Graml
Island drew thfl assistant secretaryship.
Conlon of Pundcr r.'as mndo aergeant-at-
arms. Other olllccrs Fplcctrtl were an fol
lows : Postmistress , Laura I ) . Forbes of
Boyd county ; assistant poKtmaster , F , J.
Butler ; doorkeeper , Charles Dawcs ; fllo
messenger , Donovan of Madison ; proof-
rnmlntr Cihnmtin n nf I'lfittatti/itttlti n 11
carrier , J. J. Swohody at C.IBH county ; cleric
of the committee of the whole W. M. Clary
of Nebraska City ; chnpluln , Rev. Frank J.
Chatburn of Wllbor.
The selection ofV. \ . F. Kchwlnd OB secre
tary of the citnuto HCRIIIH to hava plramid
no ono but Mr. Bryan and Mr. Schwlnd. The
democrats repudiate him ; the populists
did not want him. One nf the le.iillng free
silver democrat ! ) of the ututo , ono who haa
been prominent In the last two campaigns ,
said after tlio caucus tonight thnt Mr. Bryan
had sacrificed nvcry democrat In Lancaster
county to make a place for a man who
three ycara ago was on Intense republican.
Personally , Mr. Hcliwlinl ] well qualified
for the dllllcult pnxltlon to which ho has
been elected. The only crlllrliim heard
against him comcu from Ilia men of hi *
own party , who believe that Mr. Bryan
asked too much In Initiating upun hla elec
The republican members of the ncnato
had called a caucuu at the Llndull fur 8
o'clock this evening , but as all nf thorn
were not on the grar.nd It was decided to
postpone the affair until 10 n. m. tomorrow.
It was given out on the floor of the Lln-
dcll that an cfi'irt would bo inadii to nuino
A , R. Talbot , Bryan's law partner , for the
complimentary vote for president of the
somite. A great many republicans becamu
excited when thin Information wax hroachml
nnd freely expressed the opinion that Mr.
Bryiin wan running the popullnt end of
the organization and should keep Iiln Imiida
off the republican part o [ the dral.
The republican hnuxi ; incntlx ? met In
caucus , but cdJourntMl until 930 ; a , m , to
morrow , owing to the imiull attendance.
Joseph Craw of DoiiKlaH wan made chair
man nf ( lie cmintg. It was decided , however -
over , to name George L , Roiuo uf Grand
Inland an candidate for sneaker.
IIOU8H COM13S HARDER ,
The organization o ! the lioiwo waa conn
plcted tonight after a protracted
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