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Cbio Ctmcoratio Convention Endorses Boom
of Hebraikea.
Proposition to Amend Eeport 6a Platform
Etarts Trouble.
Viaorit Eeport PpeoiflollT AppwineHis
Position Is Yoted Down,
tea of the Convention) ia Heated
ta Afore . Ways ' Than Oae
taeaktaa Heads State
The Tlekat.
. For Secretary of Btete Samuel A. Hr
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i or Dcaia eonooi commissioner um.
W. Haupert. - W '
For blate Dairy and rood Commlsslonel tf'y
Rodney J, DlegL . ,'
COLUMBUS. O.. Aug. 21-The OMo dem
ooratlo oonvantlon - today nominated the
above tioket In a session somewhat fervid
ta temperature. In oratory and In methods
of voting. The day wti close and aultry,
few delegates wore coatt ard many sought
cooler) places outalda the hall before nnal
adjournment, this fact making possible the
casting of votes ot aeveral delegates by
unauthorised persona during the laat few
ballots. A number of counties were chal
lenged and aeveral persona put out of the
ball for Improper voting, but It did not
aeem to affect the rosult materially In any
During the first hour gnd a half of to
day's session the question of an endorse
ment of county option In temperance leg
islation waa under discussion, an attempt
to amend die platform and give such an
endorsement being defeated on a roll call.
The discussion developed opposition to the
general Idea of county option, while some
delegates Insisted that In having "approved,
unqualifiedly, Governor Pettlson's policies"
the platform already waa strong enough
on the point for which Mr. Flnley con
tended. Aside from these features the defeat of
Mayor Tom L. Johnson Jn the state cen
tral committee, a feature of yesterday, was
till the subject of comment.
Counts- Option Cones C'p.
When the Ohio democratic convention as
sembled today It waa with the knowledge
that a, fight on county option In temperance
legislation as a part of a declaration of
principles was assured. . ,
A protracted night session of the com
mittee on the platform had been insuffi
cient to bring the different opinions to
gether and the issues were clearly Joined.
Many of the temperance advocates, among
them the leader-of the Anti-Saloon lea sue,
werdertKwI-fli'l wlIling to accept i
eomprotnlW,' but W. L. CTniey had all
along maintained that no compromise which
left the ocrunty option Idea at all obsourcd
would be acceptable to him, and the dele
gates were not surprised at the prospect
of a minority report.
Fight oa Floor.
The day was excessively hot and few
coats were In evidence.
Chairman Cannon called the onnventlou
to order and asked for the report of the
committee on platform.
The proposition of Mr. Flnley for local
option by counties, the present laws provid
ing only for township and residence dis
trict option, came before the convention
as an amendment to the report of the
platform committee. Mr. Flnley and thoae
with him on the county option voted for
the balance of the platform and tlicio
wag no dlsaent from Its views. The pro
posal made by Mr.. Flnley to the commutes
was rejected, but waa submitted by lm.i
amendment to the report of the
committee on resolutions when It was pre
sented to the convention today.
Thomas E. Powell, chairman of the plat
form committee, read the report, the read
ing being followed with close attention,
frequent applause greeting fawrlte planks.
Bryaa Endorsed.
William J. Bryan waa endorsed tor the
presidency In 1Mb in the following language:
It is with feelings of pride that the
(00,000 democrats of Ohio note the pre pac
tions making to receive tne most .tun-
Sulshed private ctlisen of America upon
Is return from a tour of foreign land.
Ills Intellectual endowments, his puruy ol
morals, las high ideais, have ai rested the
attention and compelled the aumlraiiun vt
the peoples ot a.t u.i.ues. Ha iiu, ..a u
the United btales ttpienuldly equippeu to
grappls with tne prooieius ol siato.
The Ohio democracy renews Us allegiance
to bla brilliant and matcnless leadership.
Ho other name appeala to us for prealdeu
tlal reference. Vt cordially endorse our
f reat commoner, William Jennings tiyan,
or the democratio nomination for the
presidency In 1 and impatiently await
he summons to battle under his banner.
Mr. Powell moved the adoption of the re
port, but before a vote W, U. Flnley offered
Ida amendment as a substitute for tb ini
tiative and referendum plank and moved
It adoption.
3. 8. McMahon of Dayton, also a member
Of the resolutions committee, presented the
views of the majority of that committee.
Rev. Herbert . Bigelow of Cindnnv.l.
followed in support of the substitute
On a roll call the substitute plank was
lost and the majority report was then
S. A. Hosklns of Auglalse county was
nominated for secretary of state.
Charles W. Haupert of Wayne county
was nominated for state school commis
sioner. .
Hoke smith Wlas la Oeorala.
ATLANTA. Oa.. Aug. Z One of the most
Strenuous political campaigns In ths history
of Qeorgla waa concluded today by the
state democratio primaries, which were held
throughout the state to nominate complete
state and county tickets, candidates for su
preme court Justices, United States senator
to succeed A. O. Bacon and to nam con
gressional candidate ia each of the eleven
districts of the elate.
At this hour (10 p. m.) the returns seera
to indicate that Hoke Smith, candidate for
governor, has carried not only a majority
of the 14S countiea of the state, but haa a
majority ever all opposing candidates, which
will Insure hi -nomination on the first
ballot In the state convention. James
Smith la reported to have carried McDuffle
county, the home 'county of Tom Watson,
who has been allied with Hoke Smith in
the present oampelgn. Hoke Smith car
ried this (Fulton) county, the home of hlmJ
elf and Clark Howell, by more than l.sOO
The particular Interest of ths campaign
WM between Clark Howell, editor of the
Atlanta Constitution, and Hoke Smith. The
lOouUnuea est lair Paga
Nominated for
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America Coeferenee Refers It to The
Hague Trlbanal without
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 22. The Inter
national American conference - today
adopted, with a slight technical modifica
tion, the Mexican convention relative to
the exerrlee of the liberal professions. '
The resolution recommending the submis
sion of the Drago dootrlne on the matter
of the use of force for the collection of
publlo debts to The Hague tribunal was
Adopted unanimously. The preamble states
that no definite conclusion - was proposed
by this conference, composed exclusively
of representatives of American countries,
but that the principles In question should
be passed on by an assembly composed of
representatives of all nation. as the prin
ciple affects the Internal sovereignty and
rights to notions. It further expresses the
opinion that the declaration should be ex
tended to cover all' controversies having
pecuniary origin. The resolution recom
mends "that the governments represented
in this conference consider the" point' of
Inviting the "scio'd ' conference of The
Hague tribunal to' consider the question of
the compulsory collection of public debts,
and In fceneral means tending to diminish
between nations conflicts having ex
clusively pecuniary origin."
The report of the committee On location
of the next conference will adhere to the
proposition for the choice of Mexico City
for the next conference, but It will be
accompanied by a recommendation in favor
of Buenos Ayres for the conference of
1910, the centenary of the several South
American republics.
Prospect ef Getting; the
. Bl Liner ' Off the
Rocks. -
HONOLULU. Aug. 22. The Manchuria
remains on the reef where It struck. An
chors are being put out to prevent It from
drifting further toward ' the shore. The
revenue cutter Mantling Is the only -vessel
now tugging st the big steamer. The ca
bleshlp Jtestorer. which has powerful en
gine, has gone to the scene end will ren
der all the assistance possible.' The Man
churia's compartments have purposely been
Ailed with water tn mk It rt tnnre I
firmly and prevont further damage. It Is
believed . that it cannot be floated before
the arrival of assistance from the American
coast. If ever.
II. H. Wodehouse.. representing Lloyds,
has gdne to the scene. The steamer' Ala-med-i,
which started for San Francisco to
ri -iv. la now passing quite close to the
stranded stesmer. ' ,
Ruler of Chtaa Calls' Conference o
Disease Adeptlosrof Hew ''
Srstem. .
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'PEKINO. Aug. 22. The dowager empress
of China plans to summon a conference of
high officials, including several viceroys,
to discuss the adoption ot a constitution.
The Chinese commissioners who recently
visited the United States and Europe and
who have returned from their tours rec
ommend a gradual change to a constitu
tional government, taking ten to fifteen
years to educate the people thereto.
Russians Consider Chinese Qaestlon.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. S.-At the For.
elgn office today it waa admitted the Japa
nese had made the Installation of a Japa
nese customs houso at Port Dalny condi
tional upon a similar' Inauguration of the
Chinese tariff on the Munchurian frontier.
The question- is now the subject of negotia
tions between the THwtlun mlnl.iteT at
Peking and the dunes Fiiielgn office.
Difficulties are presented, owing to the Rus.
sian occupation of northern Manchuria, but
it is understood that no definite refusal has
been given.
Sqeabele Over easterns Haairi,
PEKING. "Aug. 22. Japan's consent to
the establishment of a custom house si
Port Dalny ie apparently conditional on
Russia's consent to establish customs
houses on the Manchurlan border. H;
appears unwilling to bind Itself to make
the Manchurlan arrangements, desired by
Japan. If Port Dalny remains a Ire port
it will greatly damage the business of New
Chwang. heretofore the base of all British
and American trade In Manchuria,
American Ship Agreeed.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Aug. Sl-Whlls
coming Into the harbor here laat evening
the American man of war Princeton ran
ashore In the narrow a. After remaining
aground four hours it was floated off un
harmed. The Princeton will take the body
of the late Admiral Train from the Em
press liner to BeatUe for IraaaaUyawut to
Ne Tor ...
U.S.. Senator.
All Hospitals, Theateri and All Church ei
Ent One rcstrojed.
Loss of Life Kow Placed at Two
Thousand and Property Damage
at Three nendred
VALPARAISO. Aug. 22. From the Plaza
de la Victoria as far the Plasa D section.
called Las Dellclos, four-fifths of the
houses are completely destroyed and the
remaining fifth are badly damaged. From
the Plasa de la Victoria down to the cus
tom house only about , one-third of the
houses sustained damage. The - hanks ot
the city and the customs warehouse were
not damaged,- With the exception of E
plrltu Santo all the churches in the city
were destroyed, as.wers the. hosptlals and
the theaters. The number of dead is more
than 2,000.
The offices of the Havas agency, although
seriously damaged, are still being used for
the company's business.
The tragic scenes of the -San -Francisco
disaster were reproduced here. There was
the fight against fire, the lack of water
and the roboery and- pillage. The authori
ties are now beginning to- get in provisions
and water Is again being supplied. All the
fires have been extinguished.
hoek Lasts Vonr Minutes.
The first shock lasted four minutes and a
half and the second two minutes. Most of
the houses were thrown dowrr by the sec
nnd shock. Estimates of the damage range
from 2DO.0OO,O0O to O0,C00,O0O. The Almeiv
dral quarter has been absolutely destroyed
The peoplei are still' camping on the stir
rounding hills and In the streets and plages
and are calm and courageous. The declara
tion is made that S.0OO persons will leave
the city. The lack of food Is not yet se
rlous. Telegraphic communication with
Santiago was resumed yesterdsy. A num
ber of steamers are engaged in removing
the people of the city to points to the north
and south. ,
Hhoeks and Ffres Contlane.
LONDON. Aug. 22. A cable dispatch filed
late last night by the asent at Valparaiso
of Huth & Co. says that slight shocks con
tlnue and that further large Area have oc
curred there.
NEW YORK, Aug. 22. Wessel, Duval
Co. to-day received from their branch In
Valparaiso the following cablegram, which
has been delayed In transmission:
u.r.tijuw ... .luiicilltaotuil. .
Is tlrstroyed and the balance damaged. Our
office apparently iu!te asfe. More than
2.0"0 l:IU.d or injured. Populace camping
out. Our steamers safe.
WASH TNGTON, Aug. 23. The state de
partment received the following dispatch to.
day from Mr. Hicks, the American minister
to Chile, dated Santiago, August 21 :
Anxiety over earthquake decreases. ' al
though mild shocks still continue. Finan
cial and business conditions serious. De
struction of Valparaiso produces fear of
fianlc. Subscriptions being rslsed for re
let of sufferers.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. tt. The Brull.
tan congress hss voted an appropriation of
SflM.ono for the relief of the sufferers by the
earthquake at Valparaiso.
Southern Paclfle and Santa Fe Repair
Damage by Floods la
LOS ANGELES, Cel., Aug. 21-Both the
Southern Pacific and Santa Fe were clear
today on their transcontinental Hnes east
ward from Los Angeles and delayed west
bound trains are arriving.
The Salt Lake road Is not so fortunate.
The washouta between Calelnte and Las
Vegas are worse titan first reported and no
trains will be in over the lines from Salt
Lake before Saturday.
Three eastbound trains, sent out over the
Suit Lake road from here yesterday and
the day before, returned to this city today,
bringing their passengers. These were sent
on to Salt Iike by way of San Francisco.
Mr. Mcllea Will Offer His Private
Car tor New Hints
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Aug. 22.-Arrangs-gients
for the reception of William J.
Bryan, August ' SI. were begun today.
President Melle'n of the New York. New
Haven tt Hartford railroad will offer II r.
Biyan the use of his private car for his
trip from New York to this City and return.
Governor Roberta, being unable to rep
resent ths state, has selected Lieutenant
Governor Woodruff to act In that capacity
at the luacaeoa t be given Hi. Sryaa.
Hill Lines Oeesfr Center ( stage Id
Operations on Walt
tract. .
NEW YORK, Aug. 22. Considerably less
excitement marked the opening of the stock
market today. Initial quotations were g n
erally lower, but the market speedily re
versed itself under the lead . of the . Mill
stocks. Oreat Northern selling s points
above yesterday's closing figure. Improve
ment waa also shown by Northern Pacific.
Amalgamated Copper and Pennsylvania.
The Harrlman stocks and other recently
active issues were comparatively negiecea
In the early trading, which was In fairly
large volume, though much below that at
the opening yesterday and previous day.
The general list recovered by the end of
the first half hour, but heavy realising, pre-
umably for profit, brought further Irregu
larities. v
London, which reported a reactionary
tone for American Securities, waa said to
have sold hers at the opening. Commission
houses reported' a continuance of the re
cent activity, but trading was largely pro
The market showed further Improvement
on circumstantial reports that gold imports
are being arranged. Coll money opened at
per cent, which Is only 1 per cent belt n
eeterday'a high rate.
The first hour's business- aggregated
449,700 shares. , Business In the second
hour was smaller than for. any similar
period since last Friday. The market
was dull at frequent moments and prices
generally showed a tendency to sag. Call
money was s per cent bid and there was
stiffening of rates for time loans, 'i
per cent being paid for several short time
The sales to noon were 736,000 shares.
The feature of the noon hour was an
advance In call .money to 7 per cent, -the
highest for some time. The market con
tinued dull and reactionary, practically all
the early gains being lost.
Sales to 1 o'clock were 696,700 shares.
Speakers at Detroit Coeferenee
Charge that Rates ' Are
Tea ' Lew.
DETROIT, Aug. 22. Intimating that the
society Is guilty of breach of confidence.
Is obtaining money under false pretenses
and Is pursuing a dishonest policy, dele
gates to the convention of the Associated
Fraternities of America fought through an
Intense discussion on the matter of lnsur
ance rates In their afternoon session. Judge
Pfelst of Kansas CUy furnished the sen
sation of the meeting, declaring:
There Is not a ' Society hi' the United
States that can carry, out its' Insurance
contracts In full., '
The substance of his short speech was
that while societies are constantly Increas
ing their liabilities, they are not Increasing
their asset. Other'- speakers condemned
Insurance procedure of their' , respective
societies as dishonest, dishonorable and Ms-
Chainnan-of the Convention
graceful. The convention was spilt into
two factions, led by ex-President George
F. McKay of Cleveland, who declared Jor
the presentation of a minimum rate bill
to the legislatures, and Thomas B. Hanley
of Tipton, Ia., who opposed such action.
The general spirit of the convention was
that amalgamation movement between the
Associated Fraternities and the national
fraternal congress, which waa decided on
at a morning session, never would be con
summated. Those officers were unanimously elected:
Edmund Jackson of Fulton, 111., president;
George A. Bcott of New York City, vice
president; C. R. Robinson of Washington.
D. C, secretary and treasurer; ThJtnaa B.
Hanley of Tipton. Ia.. and J. C. Root of
Omaha, members of executive committee.
Santa Fe Misses Oae Tsssel by
Eleven-Mile fbsu'f, Cost
lea il,uoo,oo.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 22.-J. W. Ken
drlck. seoond vice president. In cbargu i(
operation for the Santa Fe railway, who la
now here, says (he Santa Fe's new over
land route between Chicago and San Fran
cisco and Los Angeles will be opened for
traffic in November. The new route ta
being made by means of the Beleu cut-off,
where work being done will cost tll,uuu,000.
While the cut-off saves only eleven miles
of distance, it cuts out the Raton and
Glorletta grades on the present route east
of Albuquerque. It is expected that the
new low grade line will enable a saving
of at least ons day In the time of fast
freight trains, because at present It la neu
esaary to break up freight trains Into sec-ttona.
Republican Nominee for Governor.
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Officials. Eay They ' Are Competent to
Contend with Iniurreotian.
Disaffection Seems to Be Widespread
and Seattered Bands Are
lowly Increasing; la
HAVANA. Aug. 22. An attempt was
made this evening to assassinate General
Emilio Nunes, governor of the province of
Havana. A man ' had a revolver leveled at
the governor as he was entering his home
Another man, who was passing, saw the
would-be assassin and cried out, where
trpon Governor Nunes turned and, drawing
his revolver, fired over-, the miscreant's
head. The latter, was so surprised that he
dropped his revolvsr. He was promptly ar
rested. His identity is not known, but he
Is a white man and was well dressed.
HAVANA, Aug. 22.-General Rodrlgucs,
commander ot the Rural guard, , tonight,
after relating the incidents of the day,
said to the Associated Press: "You can tell
the American people that Cuba la entirely
competent to contend with the Insurrection.
So far as can be learned by the facts, ths
bands ars not large, but It is known that
we inflicted some losses on the enemy.
The much talked of movement in Santa
Clara province has not been encountered,
and no lnsurrecetionlsts have been seen
there by our forces.
"We have today equipped and aent out
In various directions too volunteers under
competent ofHct-is. We have plenty of
rliies and ammunition for all who enlist at
present and more have been ordered from
the United Btatea. We believe the loyal
people are taking up arms for the aovern
merit." neve It Is Spreading.
.While, the foregoing is typical of the
utterances of government officials, there are
evidences of the scattering Increases in the
numbers of ths insurgents. In the province
of Santa Clara the disaffection Is wide
spread, and in the province of Havana a
great many people are In sympathy with
ths Insurgents. In some cases whole com
munities appear to have been carried away
by the recrudescence of Insurrectionary
times. The extent to which this will lead
to open rebellion la still uncertain. J
gentleman who just returned from Agu
acate, wbere he spent several days, stated
to the Associated Press this afternoon that
aa many as 600 men, moat of them armed.
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Tesaperatare at Omaha Yesterday!
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Promoters of Alleged Mexican Con
cern Charaea with Getting fHOO,
OOO by False Pretenses.
CHICAGO, Aug. 22. Operations of the
Tabaeoo -Chiapas Trading St Transportation
company and the Lu Me Ha Mills com
pany,' Mexican Investment ooncerna, with
offices at 16-20 River street, were stopped
today by the United States postal author!
ties. Henry D. Bushnell. president, and L
st.. .Miller., eoretary treasurer, ware
arrested and arraigned before United States
Commissioner Foots, who held them in
bonds of 12,000 each and continued the oaoe
until August 20. j
It Is declared by the postal authorities
that the operations of Bushnell and Miller,
which have covered a period of five years,
have netted them (850,000 from Innocent In
vestors. - The two companies together were
capitalised for $2,000,000,. and according to
their literature they operated large coffee
plantations and owned several lines of
steamers. The postal authorities declare
that such Is not the com, and that Miller
and Bushnell have been paying dividends
to investors from the money taken in for
stock in the concerns.
Texas Senator Objects to the Proposed
Abandonment of Fort
DALLAS, Teg., Aug. 22. United States
Senator Charles A. Culberson of Texas sent
the following telegram today, to which up
to a late hour tonight no reply had been re
ceived :
DALLAS. Tex.. Aug. 22 General F. C,
Alnsworth. the Military Secretary. Wash
Ington. D. C. : In the morning papers here
the Associated Press states that Fort
Brown will be abandoned, and I will thank
vou to wire me If this course has been de
termlned upon. It Is due of the United
States to Drotert the frontier, and as Texas
borders on Mexico It has always been
deemed advisable to police the frontier
with rea-ular trooDS. Including a station st
Fort Brown. While conditions on the bor
der have Improved very much within re
cent years, this course is still ad visa Die,
snd it would be regrettable that this fort
should be abandoned because the people of
a border city like KrownHvine ooject to
nerro troos under circumstances of raid
and murder such aa recently nrcurred there,
8 arnertt C A. CTll LBKKMON.
Senator Culberson declined to discuss the
matter tonight.
Report ef Arrest of Baa pent Near
El Paso ts Officially
FL,' PASO, Texas. Aug. XL At I o'clock
today Chief of Police Antonio Ponde de
Leon of Cludad Juares, opposite El Paso,
received the following message from Aguas
Calientes, Mexico:
"No truth In report of arrest here of
Paul O. Stensland, embessling Chicago
banker. No man that description here.'
CHICAGO. Aug. 22.-Chlef of Police Col
Uns is awaiting Information from Governor
Deneen concerning a man said to renemble
Paul O. Stensland. who was seen at Aguas
Calientes. Mex.. last night Chief Collins
communicated with Governor Deneen, ask
Ing him to order the arrest of the man.
"I expect to receive an answer at any
moment," said Chief Collins. "My Infor
mallon seems to be good and I believe
that the 'man Is Stensland. The governot
haa promised to communicate with me
he obtained any Information concerning
the man."
Movements of Oeeaa ea-ls Ana. SE.
At New York Arrived: Madonna from
Naples; (tilt dl Palermo, from Oenna.
Sailed: Teutonic, for Liverpool; Staten
dam. for Rotterdam; Slcllla, for Genoa
Calannn. for Naplea
At Queenstown Sailed: Avernla, for Boa
At Southampton Balled: Kron Prlns Wit
helm, for New York.
At Genoa Arrived : Crerlc, from New
York. Bulled: Romanic, for Boston.
At Hamburg Sailed: Deutschland, for
New York.
At Plymouth Arrived: Orosser Kur
fuerst. from New York. .
At Cherbourg Arrived: Graf Waldersee,
from New Ifork. Bslled: Kron Prtns Wll.
lirli.i for New York.
At Boston Arrived: Rostonlan. from Man
churia. tnild: Wlnlfredlsn. for Liverpool.
At IJverpool Arrived : Tamltvan, from
Portland, Msl; faroula. from New York;
Oceanic, from New York. bailed: Bo
hemian, for Boston; Malestio, for New
iork; Noordland. for Philadelphia,
Buffalo Oountj Haa llamed for Esuttor oa
the Sixth Billot.
our Hon Votes Than Neoesiarj to Q:t
Him nomination.
Winner Expresses His Appreciation of th
Votes that Hade Him.
Defeated Leader Gets Oration as He Takes
Platform on Call.
Hopewell of Dart Named for Lieu
tenant Governor, Robert Cowell
ot Omaha for One of Hall
way Commissioners.
snato aTOKXUS BBOWH, Bnflalov
Oovsrnor OEOB.OX2 x SHELDON, Cms a -
XUsutsnaat Oovsrnor
w n WnWBtVKIT.V. B.rt '
eoretary of State
Auditor .... B. SC. SJXABXtB, Kslta.
Treasurer.... x.. J. BBIAJf, Boons)
atwnv weaerai i
W. T. THOMPSON, Hall 1
Bnllwey Commissioners I
u. j. wijvnbtt, x,aucast
J. A. WIT.fclAMB, Pierce
Xiaad Commissioner
H. at. EATOH, Dodge
Bupsrlatondsat of Instruction
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(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. fr tSpuclul Tele
gram.) Aa will be seen from this ticket
the Brown-Sheldon-Wlnnett forces won out
In today's convention, but not until after
titanlo struggle, seldom If ever before
witnessed In the political history ot -Nebraska
For six sucoesalve ballots the ,
lines were sharply drawn between the ele
ments that had been gathered together be
hind Norrls Brown for senator and thos
who opposed him, represented by a held
In which Edward Kosewater was iha
principal figure. At times it looked ai if
the Brown strength would be haimmred
to pieces, with a certainty that If liiey
should break the nomination of Rosewlter
would be assured, but by i
a course of trades f 1
1th the weakening 1
to be antagonists 1
0 build hla vote! up J
over fhe line vAtfl
and barters, together with
of certain lines supposed
to Brown, he managed to
unrif- finally be pushed over
only four votes to spare.
A great many explanations and slide
lights oould be given; the repudiation of
pledges, and. the use of questionable
methods, but the vote tells the tale, bit
the final' ballot Norrla Brown received 43
votes and Edward Rosewater 290. It Vas
plain from the start that the minor caijidl-
dates had been simply planted to Hold
certain delegates away from, the lesiiors
and were never at any time posslbllltlesyor
the nomination. The predictions of BrJwn
and the Brown boosters that he would! be
nominated on the first ballot were dlrkp-
polnted and his failure to show up this
claimed strength was to his disadvantage.
At the same time he did muster a little
bit more than he had been credited with
and held his own with rantarkable tenacity.
There were comparatively few changes on
the ballots. Butler, Seward and Saunders
breaking, but carrying only a few votes
away from Brown.
How ft Was Done.
In the meantime the Rosewater column
Was gradually gaining, until Nemaha
county, which had been dividing In the
interest of good, threw Its entire vote to
Brown on the sixth ballot. I,t Is' said this
waa the work of Tom Majors, but whether
true or not, it would not have been enough
to have changed the result had It not been
followed by the defection ot Pierce county.
Instructed for Mr. Rosewater, for whioh
treachery the chairman, Mr. Williams, wis I
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way commission at the hands of the BrownJ
people. A few other changes followed
chiefly in the Fourth district, where Con
gressman Hlnshaw had been oulte busy
as a Brown floor manager, and when the 1
vote was announced the convention turned
Into an uproar, aa might be expected.
In his speech of acceptance Mr. Brow
expressed his thank for those who mad
him and aaid he had no feeling of resent
ment against those who fought him. H
discussed In a humorous way the last denf
ocratlo state convention and Impressed '
upon the convention that the prelim Ui ar'sssn-
Of the fight only had been settled and YstrioL
real fight waa now to begin. Cmory,
Following the speech of Mr. Brown, ) all
ward Kosewater, amid a perfect bed'
of applause, was called to the platfcPt Mt
where for several minutes he was gfysnm,
an ovation. Mr. Rosewater said: "
"I need hardly say to you that 1 afyr. !
elate your hearty reception to ma atVthU F
time. . We have come to the parting of
the ways. I wanted to go to Washington! ,
for the good of Nebraska, but I expect lo
resume my place In Omaha arid again take u
up the pen, which Is sometimes mightier
than the sword.
"Whenever a republican la nominated
legitimately, who Is a clean man. I will
support and do what I can to eleot him,
I have had no personal differences with
Mr. Brown In this contest and he has no
cause to compluln ot the way I have
treated him or to ssy that I have treated
him harshly in the fight that U over.
Neither will I treat him any more harshly
in ths fight to come.
1 have no Intention to foreshadow the
momentous questions we must meet. As
a life-long republican I will do what 1 can
to help meet them. Ever slnoe I first en
tered .public life In Nebraska 1 have tried
to keep our party clean and keep our state
house free from graf'ers. .
"I want to see you nominate good, Clean
men. I want you to nominate a clean
ticket that will give ua a new deal and
have no man on It for whom you will have 1 1
to apologise; nominate only men whom j
you can depend upon; men of honest, so i
that ws can place the word integrity above m(
the slats house door." Ii
Tumultuous aplnuss followed the talk
of Mr. Reef water, and u;:cn slopping from
the platform be was at onre surround 1
by his friends, and thort who ovpased his
Bomlnstlon, esrer to shake his Ttanfa. i
The contrast between the two senatorial