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TTTE OKAILA. DAILY .BEE : SVXDAY , SEPTEMBER 1. 1808. 5 in
POPOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET
Democrats Take the Big End of the
Legislative Nominations ,
CIVE THE POPULISTS TWO HOUSE PLACES
I.nlil Uottn lir HIP Ilnurlion
lloxitrn IN Cnrrlrd Out , AllliciiiKh
the roiiiillHtn Hulk it Iidle
nt tinI2ml ,
JOHN NfcHLK fileni. )
DUDLEY SZITH tdom.i
J. E. UILKY ( dem. )
JAMES ROACH fdem. )
THOMAS J. FLVNN ( dem. )
JAMES KUOL'l'A ( dem.l
JOHN HALL rtli-m. )
JOHN L1UDELL ( dem. )
. . . . .FRED ELSASSEll fdem. )
. . . .THOMAS ftTl'ii'lh-n : . IHII. i.p )
J. KELLY M'COMDS ( pop. )
SILAS ROHBINS ( pop. )
For County Attorney
(5EOIK5E W. SHIELDS ( dcm. )
1-or Commissioner Second District
JAMES P. CONNOLLY ( dcm. )
THOMAS HOCTOH ( dem. )
The democrats rure the roost In the fu
sion combination , as the color of the above
ticket will show. They started early by
notifying the other conventions what they
were to get nnd did not vary a hnlr from
the , line marked out. The silver repub
licans submitted meekly and called upon the
democrats to tell them what they should
do. The populists put up a vigorous show j
of resistance , but on u vote , the genuinep
ness of which was questioned , a majority j
of ono decided to accept the gruel tendered '
them without repeating Oliver Twist's re
quest. But after reaching this decision It
took the convention n long tlmo to decide
who those two candidates should be. The
result was the convention practically broke
up In a row , the friends of Louis V. Guyo
alleging that he had been counted out of
a nomination which he fairly won.
On the legislative ticket there are ono
Dune , three Irishmen , one Bohemian , ono
Gorman and ono negro. John Neblo Is ed
itor of the Danish Pioneer ; Dudley Smith
served In the house two years ago ; J. E.
Rlley Is a contractor and served In the
legislature several years ago ; James Roach
Is foreman In one of the departments at the
Cudahy Packing company plant ; Thomas
J. Flynn Is an cx-councllmnn from the
Second ward , but was defeated for reelection
tion two years ago ; James Kroupa la the
publisher of a Bohemian paper In this city ;
John Hall Is n farmer In Waterloo precinct ;
John Llddcll Is an employe in the Union '
Pacific shops and served In the house two
years ago ; Fred Elsasser Is front the Seci
end ward and Is a barber ; Thomas F.
Sturgesa Is n printer and Is state organizer j
for the International Typographical union ;
J. Kelly MeCombs Is a farmer In Douglas
precinct , nnd Silas Robblna Is n colored
lawyer In this city.
jvo.iii\ATIO.\S .MAIIIJ nv MACUIM ; .
lIcriliiinn-IlotM.ll CHUB ; KmlnrncK KM
Choice for County OlllccrN.
The democratic county convention yester
day was largely attended and was noisy and
turbulent throughout , hut It didn't waste
any time over sentiment when the question
of fusion came up. The proposition to give
the silver republicans ono place on the ticket
and the populists two wan passed unani
mously and no further attention was paid
to either of those parties. The populists
twice reported they demanded three places
and twice the report was spurned by the
democrats without any action on the part
of the convention. Appeals for recognition
of classes upon the ticket were headed In
every case except when a call was made to
nominate Fred Simpson of the Ninth ward
for county commissioner because ho rep
resented the old soldier. The local machine
bad things Its own way from start to finish ,
although a break fu the wheels was threat
ened nn the nomlnatJon of Fred Elsasser.
Hero the machine divided and the conven
tion was afforcdthe spectacle of Charlie
Fanning accusing Ed "IIowcll of trying to
run the Seventh ward delegation. Motions
made by Herdman. Howell , Fanning , Hluin
and others of the machine went through as
a matter of course and those which had not
the endorsement of those men went by the
boards. ! ( i
Dick O'Kecffo called the convention to order - '
der about 3 o'clock and the first contest
came In the election of n temporary chair
man , for which position the names of II. C.
Miller and J. E. Hlley were presented. A
roll call was ordered , resulting In Hilcy beIng -
Ing chosen by a vote of 100 to "fl. Divld L
Slmnulmn was then elected temporary secre
tary and E. I' . Itcrrymau as his assistant.
There v > ere no contests and the temporary
organization was imido permanent. Ed I' . !
Smith. J. D. Kitchen , A. II. Hippie , Leo | i
Herdman and John J. Hyan were appointed
to present resolutions.
The silver republicans sent word that they
were ready for business and awaited sugges-
lions from the democrats as to candidates
to bo nominated. This evidence of Rtibmls-
Hlon was acceptable to the democrats and
they applauded It.
Harry Miller wanted the democrats to
imiiin the whole ticket , hut Miller sugge.itcd
, giving the sliver republicans two and the
populists three places on the ticket , which
made the delegates groan. Alexander
Altshuler moved that the silver republicans
Just as we
n tree or pole
s t r o n K a nd
8 o u nil c o in e
with a sudden
of itoinc undetected process
' of decay , so no matter how
good an appearance a wom
an may present , if she is
, subject to any hidden weak
ness , gradually saPping -
ping away and iindcr-
\ mining her vitality ,
, - some Jny her entire
' constitution will give way
h and leave her a prostrate physical wreck.
The average doctor gives a little some-
1 thing for the headache and a little some
thing else- for the backache and still atiotli-
i er thing for the nerves and so on , never
once reaching the hidden weakness in the
distinctly feminine organism.
The vast experience and special practice
; of Dr. R. V. Ptctce , chief consulting physician -
\ cian of the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical
Institute , of nuffalo , N. Y. , in treating I
women's diseases , enables him to under-
l stand and cope successfully with these par )
ticular ailments. Any woman may feel the 1
utmost confidence in consulting him by
mail. She will receive , free rf cost , sound
I professional advice whereby her health '
may , in ninety-nine cae out of a hundred , ,
be promptly and permanently restored.
All correspondence is heM to be sacredly I
A lady llvlutf In Coshocton Co. , Ohio , Mrs.V. . j
T. Stniilon. ol HllMficld , writesI had female '
wcaltiies-i very bad for nearly three year . Had l
drniHriug ( .own pains in ami abovr my hips ami
uch dreadful pains In the back and top of my
head ( just as though hem -une wa lilting me by
the hairl. Had uo ambition , would try to work
few < lay thcu would have to lie in bed for a
long time. No tongue rau exnrct * the suffering
I endured. I had much pain at monthly pe
riods. I doctored in out of the time with as rood
physician a there is in the rtale. but had no
case only when I wu quiet oud off my feet and
then I had mure or ls pain iu my head. When
I began taking I > r I'lrrceN medicines I weighed
101 pounds , ami was very lute end weak. I took
twelve bottle * of hl ' Favor te I'rescriptlon'
and < -vcn of the 'GoMcn Medical Discovery'
Now I feel like a different pcrtoa Have uo
Iuln In my head , can rl i nil th > ' v irk for myself ,
tuiuand an I one child um Ratni-g in rl h I
feel it i * tur " 'tit' ' e-l a merry and your wonder
ful ucdiciucs that I aiu cured , "
bo given ono and the populist * two place * , ' '
which met with some approval. Pat Ford
wanted an amendment , the convention to
nominate a straight democratic ticket from
top to bottom , and this moved Ed Howell to
dvlso caution and suggest that the convcni
lion treat Itj allies with courtesy. He
wanted a committee appointed to notify the
other conventions that the democrats were '
ready for business. Thin was hooted and
R. F. Williams of the silver republicans was
called upon to epcak. He said his party did
not demand anything. They would ask only
one representative nnd would vote the ticket j
The convention then adopted the motion I
giving the silver republicans one and the
populists two places on the ticket.
The chairman appointed Messrs. O'Connor ,
Hopper nnd Fanning as a committee to wait
on O. M. Hitchcock and Invite him to ad
dress the convention.
The committee on resolutions reported.
The platform pledges the candidates for the
legislature to vote for the return of Senator
Allen and congratulates the people of the
Second district upon the nomination of Gil
bert M. Hitchcock for congress ; promises
btipport to the fusion state ticket ; endorses
mutual insurance companies and demands
the maintenance of the valued policy law ,
nnd condemns the school board of Omiiha
for not treating fairly with organized labor.
Judge Oeorgo W. Shields wan nominated
for county attorney by acclamation Just be
fore Mr. Hitchcock appeared. The latter
paid ho became n candidate because the people
ple who had stood behind the World-Her
ald demanded that he should do so. He
promised to stay In the campaign till the
close and do his best to win. He sold the
democrats forced the national administra
tion Into the war and that the treatment of
p the soldiers had Injured the republican
11 party , so that every man returning from
the front became a missionary for democ
racy. He paid a tribute to Senator Allen
and predicted his re-election.
Judge Shields , in thanking the convention
for his nomination , said the oltlco did not
seek him , hut that he went out after It nnd
got It and believed ho wna a "sure thing. "
For senators the names of John Neble , \ '
Dudley Smith nnd J. n. Hlley were presented -
sented nnd thcso three were chosen by nc- j
For the six positions In the lower house
taken by the democrats Churchill Parker ,
James Roach of South Omaha , Pat Ford , T.
F. O'Brien , W. S. Shoemaker , C. M. Hunt
of i South Omaha , William H. Bell , Thomas
J. Flynn , John Llddcll , Gcorgo P. Cronk ,
J. E. Kroupa , W. S. Felker , John H. Gross-
luann , John J. Ryan of South Omuha , Fred
Elsassor nnd John Hall of Waterloo were
presented l to the convention.
A committee from the populists' reported
that Its convention demanded three places
on i the legislative ticket. The report was
jeered and Chairman Riley sarcastically In
formed i the committee that as the democrats
had i taken their position they hoped the
populists would find It convenient to nc-
qulesco > and trusted they would meet again
later. The humor of the chairman was en
thusiastically received by the convention.
The silver republicans sent word thuy had
nominated Thomas F. Sturgcss as their
candidate for the house and the democrats
nt once indorsed the nomination by accla
The result of the first ballot on repre
sentatives waa announced , showing the
nomination of James Roach of South
Omaha , Thomas Flynn of the Second ward ,
James Kroupa of the Second ward and
John Hall of Waterloo.
There- was conldcrablc objection to the
vote ns announced and after several con
ferences the record was changed to make'
John Llddeir of the Sixth ward also one
of the nominee's.
A ballot was taken for the sixth place ,
resulting In the nomination of Fred El-
Basscr of the Second ward.
James P. Connolly aud Fred Simpson
wore placed In nomination for county com
missioner for the Second district and Connolly
nelly was chosen by a vote of 103 to 77.
The populists again reported that they
wanted three places on the ticket and
Chairman Rll'ey replied that If they would
Bend over the two candidates they pre
ferred the democrats would take such ac
tion ns they felt proper.
In the Fourth commissioner district
Thomas Hector and John Powers were
placed In nomination , but before the vote
was announced John Powers took the stage
and moved that Hector he nominated by
acclamation , which was done.
I. J. Dunn was elected chairman of the
county committee nnd after a bitter wran
gle. In which Harry Miller called Ed Burke
n liar , the other officers were left for the
committee and candidates to select.
After waiting until nearly S o'clock to
hear from the poptii'ists the democrats In
structed the chairman and secretary of
their convention to certify the two populist
candidates ns having been nominnted by
the democrats , and then adjourned.
I'OIMJMSTS 1.1 A I.OMJVIlAX < JII-3 ,
"Di'imirriidp IHrtiillfin" < ! > < Subject of
n l-'leroi' Debate.
Settling the Ninth ward contest , haggling
over whether to yield to democratic dictation
or not and balloting several times to get
a second candidate for the legislature con
sumed the time of the populist nominating
convention In the Crounso block yesterday
afternoon until long after the sun had set.
The democratic party came In for some
pretty severe roasting , but the populists
finally gave In to the democratic dictation.
As soon as J. Kelly XfcCombs , chairman
of the county committee , called the conven
tion to order Oeorgo A. Maguey was made
chairman and J. J. Everlngham secretary , j
All the delegations except that from the
Ninth ward were seated Informally without
the necessity of a credentials committee.
Half the country prcclncta had no represen
tation In the convention through default.
The Ninth ward contest was only settled
after John O. Yelscr , on behalf of his ticket ,
gave Policeman John J. Donovan a scoring
for the alleged officious part he took In the
primary. Yelscr charged him with Intimi
dating six voters out of their legal rights.
V. O. Strlckler spoke for the Miller ticket ,
which had received the highest number of
votes , nnd tried to convince the convention
that the voters not permitted by Donovan
to cast their ballots were not entitled to
vote anyhow. Each side was given a brief
time In which to air their grievances , but
the convention refused the hear Donovan In
his own defense. Eventually the Yelser del
egation was seated by almost n two-thirds
vote and Strlckler and Miller left the con
vention In a huff.
The question of how many places the pop
ulists wanted on the fusion ticket came up
on a motion by M , J. O'Connell for the
appointment of a conference committee. E.
I. Morrow wanted three places conceded to
the populists , one senator and two rcprc-
sentatives. Ed Morearty demanded ono scu-
ntor and three representatives. V. E. Wil
son argued that this was more than the
populists could claim on their vole and J.
Kelly Mi-Combs advised being content with
three places. Senator JcnVoat contended
that the populist vote was -1,000 and on this
basis four places were no more than right.
Harmony was pleaded for by J. B. Jones ,
but H. Cohen kicked hard and Morearty
fiercely fought for four places.
D. Clem Deaver made a dignified plea
for harmony. Mr. Wilson accepting Me-
Combs' amendment for three places the con
vention agreed to ask for only that many
and Messrs. O'Connell and \Vlleou were
chosen as the conference committee.
When Wilson and O'ConucIl returned from
their mission to the other two conventions
It was reported that the silver republicans
had nominated Thomas Sturgcs * far the
Icwcr house and Mr Wilson said the dem
ocrats would allow thu' populists only two
places on the ticket two rcprcscnta tves In
't the legislature. Mr. Deaver favored acceptIng -
Ing 1 the situation and so did Dr. Pcabody
Joseph Redmond got the floor to remark that
the democrats were putting up a WC.IK lol of
candidates and that "we won't Imvo them. "
John C. Tlcrney then got In hiJ work for
holding 1 out for three places. Tlerney had
doubts of the convention he was In.
One delegate urged the convention to hold
out until C o'clock In the morning "to do
as the democrats did on governor nt Lin-
coin" but further debate was shut off by
n motion for the previous question. The
convention < decided for three places by n
vote of 73 to 62 and Mr. Wilson nnd I'oter
Hurke 1 were sent to the democrats to notify
1 them < of this result. While they were gone
( Sturgcss ! , the choice of the silver repub-
| llcans 1 , was endorsed by acclamation and
, speeches ! were made by J. II. Osborne , a state
central committee orator Imported from At
lanta , Ga. ; T. E. Kelsey and Prof. Vincent ,
a local reform editor.
Some tlmo elapsed and then Wilson re
turned and reported that tbo democrats
would not concede any more than two places.
Morearty moved to go ahead and nominate
three candidates anyhow. Elmer E. Thomas
| amended i to make the number two , support
, ing his amendment by a talk for Senator
Allen. John O. Yclscr seized an opportunity
to launch Into the democratic party on gen
eral principles In his support of the Mor-
enrty motion. However , the Thomas amend
ment prevailed by a vote of CG'/i to 64V4-
The names of Charles J. Field of South
Omaha , Peter P. Burke , Philip Crlnk of
Elkhorn , Silas Kobblns , Louis V. Guyo , J.
Kelly MtCombs of Jefferson precinct , ex-
Representative J. H. Taylor and C. K.
Fields were all placed In nomination.
Crlnk's frienda said ho was the choice of
the country precincts and they did not wa.it
the city to mix In. Guye was presented
by Tlerney as a union labor candidate. H
was decided on n motion of EFmer E.
Thomas that the two highest receiving a
j majority of the votes of the convent'on ' b-j
, declared the nominees. Only 131 votes were
represented In the convention. The full
strength , according to the call , should have
i i been 168. On the first ballot J. Kelly Mc-
Combs easily received a majority , 87'i. nnd
| Guyc got 66. Tlerney contended that Guyo
had also got a majority , but tbo clialr
ruled that n majority of the full strength
of the convention , were all the delegates
present , was necessary. The fight then
turned on Guyo and Rabbins , the latter
having been put forward as the choice of
the colored element. Field , the South
Omaha candidate , withdrew and for seven
ballots the vote see-sawed between Guyo
and Robbing , South Omaha having In Us
power the deciding of the matter with
their twenty votes , which that delegation
would not exercise until the lafit ono was
called. The First , Second and Third wards
stood solidly by Guye , the Sixth stuck to
Robblns , the Fifth and Eighth generally
gave Robblns the better of It nnd the Ninth
fluctuated between the two more or 'ess.
| The other delegations were about equally
divided. Efforts made to reconsldor the
majority of the full convention motion were
called down. At last a plan proposed hy
D. Clem Deaver was accepted , making the
vote necessary a majority of 1S4 votes ,
though there were only 131 cast , llohblns
got the nomination then by 69 % to Guye'3
G4H' , the rest going to Peter Hurk" .
AVI the democratic candidates w re omnl-
bussed through by acclamation. The as-
ficssorshlp nominations were left to the
central committee. Immediately after the
convention adjourned the new central com
mittee organized with J. W. Burnett , chair
man ; Edward F. Morearty , secretary , and J.
H. Jones , treasurer. The chairman is to
appoint the four other members of the ex
A plattorm was adopted by the conven
tion. Among other things It favored set
tlement of labor controversies by arbitra
tion , condemned the school board for not
pledging Itself to employ union labor only ,
urged the Initiative and referendum and
declared against American Imperialism.
TWKLVU TO AOMIXATH STUIIGBSS.
Ilpflj' Crowd of "Free Silver llcpnli-
IIi-nUN" HolilH it County Convention.
The "free silver republicans" held a long
and frequently adjourned convention yes
terday afternoon , which was chiefly spent
In awaiting the pleasure of the democrats
and populists. After the election of J. G.
Arthur president a committee was ap
pointed to notify the contemporary county
conventions that the free silver repub
licans were ready for business. When It
returned the convention , consisting of about
tw'elvo delegates present , gave Its atten
tion to the share which It would demand
of the ticket to be collaborated. The dero
gates finally settled upon the moderate
price of ono legislator out of twelve Iu re
turn for their adherence to the allied forces
and a delegate was sent to notify the other
conventions of their demands. The repre
sentation was considered sufficiently mod
erate and at the later request of the dere-
gatcs present the populists nnd the dem
ocrats Indorsed T. F. Sturgess as a can
didate for member of the legislature. Mr.
Sturgess1 was called upon for a speech and
responded brlelly , saying that the nomina
tion had come to him unasked , but that ho
j i would do his best to plcaso his constituents
and to elect W. V. Allen to the United 1
States senate for another term. Frank
Ransom and Isaac Hascall also responded 1
with a few remarks.
This pastime , however , failed to fiir the
gap caused by the wrangle between the
populists and democrats and the conven
tion adjourned until a slate bad been moro
fully prepared. After supper the matter
was taken up again and after reports had
bfi-n received from the other coadjutors
the nominations of the populists and dem
ocrats were Indorsed in full.
Upon resolution authority was given to
the county central committee to fiir all va-
i. , ib on the ticket from any cause what
A county central committee was elected
for the ensuing year , as follows : First
ward , R. F. Williams ; Second ward , Ilen-
Jamln Durham ; Third ward , II. R. Green
field ; Fourth ward , Dr. S. R. Towno ; Fifth
ward , Dennis Keleher ; Sixth ward , W. M.
Maupln ; Seventh ward , R. E. Sunderland ;
Eighth ward. Lawrence Rath ; Ninth ward ,
S. D. Mercer ; Clontarf precinct , John A.
Hurling. J. W. Carr was elected chairman
of tbo central committee and Dr. J. J.
Savtlfo as alternate.
UKI'I'IIMCAX COl XTY COXVKXTIOV.
Committee Call * \oniliiiillnur Iloily
for Saturday , September 17.
September 1C was chosen as the primary
election day nnd September 17 ns the day on
which to hold their convention by the republican .
lican county central committee , which met
at Washington hall yesterday afternoon.
The dates were the unanimous voice of
the meeting , which was an unusually largo
and enthusiastic one. The polls will open
nt noon and will remain open until 6 o'clock.
No business other than the preliminaries to
the fall elections was transacted.
A motion was made to reconsider the
charges against James Mclntyrc , who was
charged with having proved a traitor to the
party by proselyting for the democratic
nominees on the county and state tickets
last fall , but It met with vehement opposi
tion and was tabled for further considera
The representation to the convention will 1
be the same as it was nt the last conven
tion , as follows : Ten from each ward In [
Omaha , four from each ward In South
Omaha nnd five from each county precinct.
In South Omaha each ward will hold pri
So far ns made up. the polls will be loca
ted at the following placesIn Omaha-
First ward , Sixth and Pacific streets , Sec-
( Continued on Ninth Page. )
I THE MUTUAL.LIFE AGENTSi
i The Three Days' Convention of Its Field
Workers in Omaha Oloses ,
MUCH GOOD WORK IS DONE
' Mnny Vnlnnlilo Tliiiuulitn from the
Dully Lvvturrn of 1'rof. Win. 1 * .
MtMtnrt of X MV York Mr.
( iiittcnu Aluo Prenrnt.
The convention of the Iowa and Nebraska
representatives of the Mutual Life Insur
ance company of New York , which opened
In Omaha last Thursday morning , ad
journed on Saturday afternoon after n scries
of sessions full of great Importance to every
participant. Most of the delegates are
again scattered to their various homes
throughout these two great states and to
morrow they will begin business with re
newed vigor for the last third of 1SD8.
Of the convention's work accomplished
on Thursday The Ueo has already mode
mention. While the convention has boun
held under the auspices of thu Messrs.
I Fleming Bros. , managers of the company's
business In the two states named , the guid
ing spirit of the whole affair has been
I'rof. AVIIIInm I * . SUMvnrl ,
the eminent actuary , author r.nd traveler ,
who has for many year ? occupied the
unique position of Instructor of agents for
this greatest of all the Ufa Insurance com
panies In the world. Many of the agents
at this convention had met with Prof.
Stewart on previous occasions of this char
acter and all were doubly glad to once
moro have the opportunity of gathering
further knowledge from him as the great
store house of wisdom In the life insurance
.John AV. Oiiltran. Stiitlfttlclnii.
At the Friday morning session the con
vention was honored by a visit from Mr.
John W. Gultcau , the Mutual Llfo statis
tician. Ho was warmly welcomed and on
being asked to favor the convention with
a few remarks made an enthusiastic speech
from the standpoint of the practical work
In the great field of life Insurance- and was
Tin * 31 ii111 ill Iilfe'n GrontiK'n * .
In this connection It may he opportune
to look for a moment at the wonderful re
sults achieved by the Mutual Llfo of New
York and seek also after some causes for
Its greatness. When It Is known that
slnco commencing business In 1843 more
than flfty-fivo years ago the Mutual Llfo
has paid out to Its policy holders over
$475,000,000 , of which moro than $ 80,000,000
went to the company's living members
themselves , nnd that Its assets , securely In
vested to guarantee the payment of future
claims , whether for the living or the dead ,
already exceed $263,000,000 , n business fact
Is realized that Is enough to fill even moro
than the average mind with wonder and
admiration. But let us look further. What
ever may bo the age , size or prestige of a
company , or Institution , It Is only of Its
human complements that It Is existent era
a force , and in these only as In the single
life. No corporation , however much It may
come to be poasesued of means , can bo the
guarantee of moro than Its purpose and Its
powers as conserved In its moro human
parts. We arc unwilling to tie to the
abstract In anything. We want to feel the
heart beat nnd to know that the warm blood
of life courses through the veins. There Is
no Individual so uncouth or lowly but there
is some one to do him homage , some ono
to shore with him for the moment the
mysteries of existence. There Is no ono
so high and mighty but that he must make
manifest the simple gifts to nil through
the craving of the hand-touch nnd the
average stature of his fellow man. It is
so with the great company whose agents on
Friday night entertained Its Prof. Stewart.
The Mutual Life Insurance company of New-
York Is a great Institution , but It can
never bo greater than Its president or Its
pollcyholders , for In these respects only
has It a personality and a life. As be
tween these personalities , however , there Is
the graduation and the substitution of an
ever distinct personality , but while the
personality gives It as of the whole Its
composite existence , it Is , nevertheless , for
the moment and the service performed
always the ono life , but for such a corpora
tion to exist It needs more than the direc
tion of the president or the consent of
the policy holder. It needs the Instinct
of llfo that for such corporation Is born
only of its field workers , of Us general and
special agents , and In this respect the
Mutual Llfo of New York IB pre-eminently
the served and the server , hut of all com-
panics It may boast the representative man
or men as its agent or agents In every
TinricinliiK llroN , , MiinnKcrN.
The general agents of the Mutual Llfo In
Iowa and Nebraska are no exception to the
rule. The Messrs , Fleming Brothers constl-
tuto a remarkable brotherhood and a re-
markablo partnership of representa
tive men. The oldest brother , Mr. Robert
I J. Fleming , holds the ofilclal appointment
of the company as general agent , as It Is
contrary to the practices of the Mutual Llt-J
over to associate a ilouli'o ' personality , as
under an agency appointment. With htm
are associated his three brothers Charles ,
John A. and Stanhope Fleming. The terri
tory covered by the Messrs. Fleming neces
sitates the maintenance of three principal
offices ono at Dubuque , one at DCS Molnes
and ono in Omaha , each In charge of ono
of the brothers and united ns a common
firm. The Flemings bear an unmistakable
family resemblance and In conduct of their
business and In all their aspirations and
undertakings they are as one Individuality
the strength and resources of four with the
unity and directness of one ; a fit typo of the
great personality of the Mutual Life and
symbol of Its own unity and directness.
TinHIIII < | III. | ,
111 keeping with such a company and such
representatives was the attendance at the
banquet at the Hotel Mlllard on Friday
evening given In honor of the Mutual Life's
great expositor of the science of life underwriting -
writing , Prof. William P. Stewart , the chief
guest of the hour. H was a most enjoyable
event and was provided by the Messrs.
Fleming Brothers that the field workers In
these two states might como Into closer
touch with themselves , as well as with the
. professor , and to bring about a closer union
; of thought and action In the work before
I There were present also as special guests
at the banquet Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Gulteau of Now York , whose fomins added
much to the Interest of the event.
Ton it in HHtc-r KlemliiK.
After disposing of a very excellent menu ,
Mr. Robert J. Fleming , the toastmaster , ad-
dressed the guests as follows :
Prof. Stewart , Mr. Gulteau , Agents for the
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New
York , Ladles and Gentlemen : I am pleased
to welcome you tonight to this family gath-
crlng. Some have met with us before on
these occasions , others have not , but all arc
welcome. Those who have had the advantage -
tage of the Interesting Instruction under
our distinguished Prof. Stewart realize that
It makes the work of writing applications
comparatively easy and a day or two spent
with htm will cause all to go home with thu
determination to learn more fully the great
object of life Insurance and become better
fitted for It as a life work. Any agent who
falls to secure applications with the mutual
Life as hu company does so because ho Is
pitted Against an agent of superior kuowl-
Misses AND CHILDREN
Mail Orders 1515 Douglas Sft
cdgo nnd ns nn officer of a small company
said to mo not long ngo , "H takes a great
deal better iigent to get a man to Insure
In my company than It does In the Mutual
Life. " Prof. Stewart fully appreciates the
troubles and trials of nn agent , having as
sisted them in their canvass , and like the
rest of us la familiar with the practical
There Is present tonight another gentle
man who has been with the company for
many years , the company's distinguished
statistician , Mr. John W. Gulteau of New-
York. Many policies on which death claims
nnd endowments have been paid through '
our agency In the last few years In the
eastern part of Iowa were written by Mr.
Gulteau over thirty years ago , he being then
the company's agent at Davenport , In.
The business deserves the best men In
the community to represent It , nnd It should
bo every agent's prldo to know what he
Is representing , and to be building a
reputation among his neighbors and ac
quaintances , that any hanker , lawyer , pro
fessional or business man would envy.
This can best bo done by meeting every
company and competitor with fairness , not
misrepresenting the good qualities of ; i rival
company In order to obtain a temporary ad
vantage. Knowledge of your own company ,
and fairness to all , are the best wenpons
j I with which n life Insurance agent can bo
armed. You of the Mutual Life have the
best corapnny , ns wo think , nnd the best
officers nnd trustees. I can say of my own
experience , nnd doubtless many of you can
say the same , that Mr. Richard A. Mo-
Curdy , president of the company , is a man
of great attainments and so referred to by
service as only great men refer to ono an
other nnd to the leader the moro manifest
of them nil. You have heard the glowing
tributes paid to the officers of the com
pany by Prof. Stewart , nnd you know they
are Inspired as of his knowledge and dis
position to pay tribute to worth. You have
seen how Mr. Gulteau enthuses with the
subject , and during your long experience
with us you have known that we looked '
to the official staff of the company for our j
strength. No agent who comes In contact I
with Mr. R. A. Grannlss , vice president , I
| can fall to be Impressed by the great | ,
breadth of his executive ability nnd by his '
neverfalllng graclousncss of manner. No
ono who meets the general manager of the 1
company , Dr. Walter R. Gillette , can doubt ,
of the future of the company or wish for | i
n nobler friend. The company's actuary , j
Mr. Emory McCllntock , is without a peer , |
nnd to with the others who make the as-
| 1 scmbled wisdom of the Mutual Life. We
! believe wo have the most learned doctors ,
j i the most learned lawyers , the most learned '
! ' mathematicians and most learned financiers. ! I
nnd nbovo nil nnd around nil , the most I
representative and solid board of trustees. I
Wo bellovo we have the ono Instructor of |
, this century nnd the best plans In the world , j I
i ' nnd ns we look upon ourselves , why shnll j t
wo not sny that we believe ourselves to
bo members of the best corps of agents thnt
, any llfo Insurnnco company can boast ?
Gentlemen , I tnko great pleasure in having
you Join me In this tribute to Prof. Stewart.
Wo know that In this tribute wo believe
, we are honoring , not only the general per- I
I j sonnllty of the officers of the company , but i
ourselves. We know that wo are but chnl- | J 1
longing attention to a state of facts that | ,
as they become known , redound to our
! mutual honor and success. U Is unneces
sary to particularize. Prof. Stewart has
long been public property nnd needs no 1
panegyric on this occasion to define his |
status. The like Is true of our Mr. Gulteau , '
who Is present with us tonight In his own
distinct role and personality. My first ;
privilege will bo to Introduce In his formal
character the guest of the evening , Prof.
I William i > . Stewart of Now York , whom wo
J I all delight to honor.
I'rof SteM'nrt SprnU * .
Toastmaster Fleming's address waa
greeted with great enthusiasm , showing
how thoroughly his guests agreed with his
1 remarks. When Prof. Stewart nroso to
' speak ho was cheered to the echo. HoI
I j made a most happy fpeech , having for Its
i ] application the old time-honored adage , i
! | "Where There's a Will There's a Way , "
which took point nnd emphasis from n re
markable experience In the professor's own
llfo and as a symbol of which the professor
presented each guest with a coin that bore
out the application. This coin will bo
highly treasured as n souvenir of the oc
casion and aa a remembrance of the pro-
fcssor and bis words of wisdom. j (
Mr. Cllltoaii SiienUN.
Following the professor Mr. John W.
Gutteau was Introduced. Mr. Gutteau In
a happy vein offered n graceful tribute to
the noble virtues of woman In recognition
of the Indies present aa representing the
workers. Ilia little tulk waa pleasing to
Miss Theodora C. Wadsworth , superin
tendent of the Woman's department In the
Des Molnes general agency , was calFed
upon nnd responded In very pleasing strain ,
telling how pleasing It was to herself and
tfte other representatives of her department - !
ment to be present at the banquet. She also
spoke of tha mission before them with
Dr. 11. F. Crummer , the company's ref
eree for Nebraska , and Dr. Itonowater , also
of Omaha , were called upon nnd responded
with very Interesting remarks.
Brief remarks were also made by Dr. !
John Downs of For' Malison , la . F. C.
Cochran of Lincoln. Neb . George I Brown
of Dubuque , la. , II S. Winston of Omaha ,
ThereIs n very old maxim which do- '
clari-s that it Isn't economy to pick up )
pins , tl.e tlmo Is worth moro than the
In much the same way It. Is not true
economy to do without modern comfortable' |
furniture : your health and strength depends
on bodily rest , and this Is worth more than
money. Rest cannot he extracted from uu-
Jn the last five years Comfort has made giant , strides in
the designs of our furniture draughtsmen. Furniture but re
flects the popular demand , and the popular demand has been
for more luxurious Heating. The frames of today are far su
perior to those of the early nineties.
Add to this the fact that never has furniture been PO low
in price , and there is the less excuse for permitting the old
chairs and sofas to remain Longer in the house.
Chas. Shiverick & Co. ,
Furniture of Every Description ,
12tli and Douglas Sts.
Next to Millun.1 Hotel.
NOTE Our prices on the medium grad es of furniture nro especially low this fall.
Chairs nt 30u
Beds at Jl.DO
Rockers nt 1.00
Cots nt l.OD
Couches nt 7.GO
( Trndlng StnmpH. )
Neb. ; K. W. Justice of Grand Island , Neb. ,
A Itlcli Compliment from \ MV York.
The following fine compliment from Oen-
cral Manager Ollletto of the Mutual Llfo
came by telegraph from New York , was
read by Toastmaster Fleming to the ban-
quctera and brought forth great cheers :
"NKW YORK , Sept. 2. Messrs. Fleming.
Bros. , Omaha , Neb. : The manager of the
Mutual Llfo Insurance company of New
York compliments you on the success of
your agency. Express for them to your
assembled agents their thanks for their
share In your achievements. Say to them
that they are known nt the homo office
by their work nnd that It IB expected that
for the balance of the current year they
will bo shown In the results of your agency
the fact that your agents have greatly prof-
lied by the school of Instruction they have
bo largely attended. Our best wishes nro
with yourselves and agents and wo confi-
dcntly look for a year's record that shall
outrival the past. Express our cordial
thanks and appreciation for the local cour-
tcslcs shown the company nnd Its represen
tatives. WALTER R. GILLETTE ,
"Ociieral Manager. "
A Illrtliduy Sui-prlm- .
It developed In the coun > e of the evening
that yesterday September 2 was the forty-
Becond anniversary of General Agent Robert
J. Fleming's birth nnd Prof. Stewart , In n
pleasing manner , made nil announcement of
the fact and suggested to the field workers
nnd friends present that It would he quite
lilting should t.onio special notlco bo taken
of the fact and the thought met with In
stant nnd hearty approval. As a conse-
quenco a movement was at once set on
foot by means of which Koine personal
tribute to Mr Fleming's popularity and
friendship will bo procured and duly presented -
sented to him. Mr. Fleming was quite
touched by the action taken and he could hut
thank hla friends In n voice halt choking
with emotion. <
Tilt ! ( ilK-BlK.
Although the banqueters had sat down to
the feat. ! soon after 7 o'clock , It was al
most U when the Joyous company arose to
separate for the night , each and nil voting
the event a great success In ov < ry partic
ular. Following were among the guests
Prof. William P. Stewart , New York ;
Mr. nnd Mrs. John W. Gulteau , New York ;
Dr. H. F. Crummer and Dr. Roaewater ,
Omaha ; Miss Theodora C. Wadsworth. Miss
Jcclla Goudy , Mrs. Jilla | Ilnmm and Mrs.
A. P. Rounds of DCS Molnes ; Miss Froth
nnd Mies Loulso K. Hughes of Iowa City ;
Miss Wallace of Council Blilfls ; Mrs. Lou
D. Peck of Clinton , la. ; Miss Joe Lyman ,
Miss L. A. Tumor of Omaha ; A. J. Baldwin ,
Stella , la. ; George I. Brown nnd W. l > .
Mlddloaworth of Dubuque , la. ; II. N. Bro-
kaw , Cedar Rapids ; A. J. Dowre , Central
City , Neb. ; F. C , Cochran , Eugene Moore
and Adarn Ickes of Lincoln , Neb. ; Dr. John
Downs of Fort Madison ; D. Hallowcll , Clin
ton , la. ; Jacob Harmon , W. S. Downey ,
W. A. I.lttfr , Miller ; James II. II. Wood-
roffe , Robert J. Fleming , John A. Fleming
and Charles Fleming , Des Molncs ; Stan-
hope Fleming , Omaha : Thomas Cowluy ,
Lawlcr , la. ; J. W. Doorsky , Iowa City ; J.
F. Pallk , North Bend , Neb. ; K. W. Justice ,
Grand Isfand , Neb. ; William M. Thomp
son , Joseph Frlck , F. D. Mulr , H. S. Win
ston and Edward T. Jclllffc , Omaha.
'I'll' . I'I null- .
The closlnc scafclou of the convention con
tinued from the middle of the forenoon
until almost 2 o'clock , EO Interesting was It.
Important addresses were made by Prof.
Stewart , Mr. Gultcau nnd General Agent
Just before the close the committee , hy
a rising vote , expressed Its emphatic thanks
to the Messrs. Fleming Bros. , also to
Prof , St wart and Mr. Gulteau , for having
provided BO much of Interest and value for
every representative of the company priv
ileged to be present.
The convention closed with regret by nir
the workers that It was so short , although
It had continued three days.
GREAT LABOR DAY PARADE
One of ( lie .MiiNt ] ; \ < < -IINVC Di-moii-
ntriitloiiN of MilSCIIHOII to lit *
3l ! ' . < l < * Tomorrow.
Of the many parades which will make tha
, , history of the Transmlsslsslppl Exposition
! ] brilliant , that of Monday will take no HCC-
| ! i end place. It will bo n Joint parade by the
! National Firemen's association and the local
labor organizations. It will bo Labor day
1 and ns a rule It will bis observed as a holi
day In the city , enabling the representa
i tives of organized labor to participate In
the festivities of 'tho day.
The line of march will ho ns follows :
Parade form on Capital avenue , east to
Tenth , south to Douglas , west to Sixteenth ,
north to Nicholas , countermarch to Fnrnnm.
Parade divides on Fanmm , firemen going
j 1 north to tournament ground and labor pa-
, rnde cast to Thirteenth nnd south to Turner
park , where the exercises will ho held.
! Samuel Gompers , president of the Amerl-
I can Federation of Labor , will deliver the
oration of the day , to bo followed by S. J.
Kent , deputy labor commissioner. Mr. Goin-
per-H will nrrlvo In the city tomorrow.
, A long list of athlctlu contests has been
nrrnnged for the laboring men during the
afternoon , for which prizes will be awarded
nnd there will be many other Interesting
events to nuke the day a pleasant ono for
nn outing for the tollers.
PLANS OF AK-SAR-BEN
of ( lulvrrn mill Ills Iti-llnuc of
l'i- ( > | iiir < . for Sonic .Mont
With the approach of Ak-Sar-Ben weelt
Interest among the knights Is perreptibly
quickening. The special edicts of Samson
commanding a largo assemblage of his loynl
j subjects from now until after the coronation
ceremonies Indicate that tomorrow evcu-
| Ing's Initiatory proceedings will be enliv
ened beyond the usual degree. Sir Knight
William R. Bennett Is expected bnr-k from
, thu east for the services tomorrow and ho
| will bo accorded a royal reception afn-r hia
! The work on the floats Is progressing rap-
, Idly. Nearly all of those for use in the
grand electrical parade on October 0 are
I completed. Thu twenty floats that will
make up the Ak-Sar-Ben parade on Or-toiicr
I are sufilclently advanced to show they uro
, the finest ever built for any Omaha paradu
with thu exception of the moving elect ruul :
.panoramas that will be exhibited ou Oi ta
til- . Illllll'l-'M Itcclliil.
J. E. Butler will begin a series of organ
! recitals at Trinity cathedral today , at I M
p. m. Tha program for this afternoon w.ll .
bo as follows :
1'ruludo and Fugue U flat Hiu-h
Noc'turno From Mldtiiimmer Nitin < >
Uri-um M'-ml. I : .lm .
IlasH Solo Now lleiivon In FuIU-Ht ci..ry ;
( Creation ) ll.udn
Mr. Jules Lmnlmrd.
( n ) La Miniature Kuto Yaiuli rponl
( b ) KOIIK Without Words..Arthur H.-rri ] gn
( < ) h'ct-no Oriental 10. K. Kr < gt > r
VUHH Solo-That Swot Story of ol'l We-it
Mr. Juli-H Imilliard.
antMHlo FauHt OounocI-lCddy
Dull ) Trciihiir ) : l | n it'll ! rut ,
WASHINGTON , Suj.t. 3.-Today'B ' state
ment of the condition of thu treaBury i.liows :
Available t-csh balance , tJH7.712,2'5 ; Bold
| reserve , f220/JlC,282.
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