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jttERE'S DEBS AGAIN.
DOES NOT FAVOR COMPUL
le Says that It Weald Not Preye Satis
f artery Tk. AericM Railway Union
President ReaUd by the Arbitratloa
Mtfttea Frwtdeat Gompers at the
American Federation of tabor Gives
Before the State Commission.
CmicAeo, Aug. 2?.-4President Debs
or the American Bailway Union was
recalled to-day by tho strike commis
sion. He stated that he did not faTor
compulsory arbitration in settlement
of labor troubles. He did not believe
that such a method would prove uni
versally satisfactory. Asked if he
knew of any dissatisfaction among- the
Rock Island employes previous to the
strike, he said that there had been
trouble among- the telegraphers of
"the road and there was much dissatis
faction. The statement that there
were not more than 200 American
Railway Union men on the Hock Is
land was absurd. The fact that the
road was completely tied up effectual
ly disproves such a storv.
Samuel Gompers, president of
American Federation of Labor
the next witness. He prefaced
testimony by a brief outline of
aims and principles of the federation
and gave figures showing the mem
bers of the organization. lie told of
the calling of the conference of the
heads of the labor organizations at
the Briggs house here and said that
after long deliberation the delegates
decided to request President Cleve
land to attempt to settle the strike.
"We thought," he declared, "that
if Mr. Gladstone could do so
much good service in the Eng
lish coal strikes such an attempt
could not be beneath the dignity of
the president of the United States.
Accordingly a telegram was sent to
Mr. Cleveland asking his aid. To that
message he did not deign to reply. In
fact, he took not the slightest notice
of it. Mr. Debs was then called upon
and gave a history of the boycott, the
Pullman trouble and the railroad
strike. We considered the Tnatter
carefully, and finally decided that we
could not order a general strike.
That it would be a usurpation of
power and would for many reasons
be unwise. Tne delegates expressed
their sympathy with the movement
and soon afterwards we adjourned."
Mr. Gompers explained that to ef
fect a general strike all the unions
participating must agree and said it
would have been impossible for the
Briggs house conference to have de
clared a general sympathetic strike.
Asked for his opinions as to methods
for preventing strikes, he said: "I do
not condemn strikes as heartily as do
some men. I believe that so long as
present conditions exist they are nec
essary and I believe that all strikes
do good in calling attention to the
fact that laboring men will not be
driven further down into poverty. I
think the action of the strikers in par
alyzing the railroads of the country
Gompers was frankly uncompli
mentary in his opinions regarding
the strike commission. "I think this
thing is rather late in the day," he
said. "This examination by the com
missioners is rather in the nature of
anticipate great good f rom'th epfe s-
An Awful Disaster la ,a Seattle
Seattue, Wash., Aug. $7. A ter
rible calamity occurred in breast No.
62 on the sixth level of the Franklin
mine, near this city yesterday after
noon. The cause was a fire in breast
No. 62. Sixty-two miners were im
prisoned and thirty-seven were killed.
The fire was soon extinguished and
the work of taking out the bodies
began. All were recovered.
About half of the miners were col
ored men, having been brought from
the East four years ago to repiace the
strikers. The mine is owned by the
Oregon Improvement company and
produces the best coal in the state of
Several men were badly bruised
and one colored man was taken out
with a broken neck, their wounds in
dicating that they had thrown them
selves against posts and timbers of
the gangway in a desperate eudeavor
to escape. But the majority of the
bodies bear no marks at all, not even
a scratch, and their features were in
quiet repose, indicating that their
death'had been a speedy and painless
M. T. Story, one of the rescuers
who Hvent inf rom the surface, upon
reaching the sixth level north, ran
along the gangway. At 1,000 feet in
he found the first body, and then the
rest of the miners were found scat
tered along in a row. In one place
eight men were lying together, and
inanother one man was lying under
a mule, five mules in all being dead.
Story says that the men were all
lying in the middle of the gangway
with their faces in the mud as if they
had "trieji to bury their heads com
pletely and thus escape the deadly
and obnoxious coal smoke.
As the bodies began to arrive at the
surface of the mine slope the excite
nient of the wives and mothers, and,
for thatfinatter, the whole populace,
became uncontrollable. At 3 o'clock
the last of the thirty-seven bodies
was recovered and the people began
to quiet down.
THE TRADE SITUATION.
Genera! Tread is Towaril an Improve
ment in Moslntjs.
New York, Aug. 27. Braustreefs
cays: Serious industrial disturb
ances in New England, drought in
central and far western states, cur
tailing nearly all staple crops, and a
disposition in all lines to continue to
bin' for nearby wants only, fail to
"greatly influence general trade
throafhoat the country, the
trend of which is toward public im
provement. Northwestern states east
of the Missouri and the Atlantic and
Galf coasts and Western states re
spectively gain in volume of traffic
sad tnrwad of that better feeling and
cowfidemae in a larger volume of busi
ness in tke fall, on which improve
ment in feaainess depends.
Prominent among evidences of ex
pansion M reneral trade in this week's
Wmk clearing's total. The $620,000,
000, a gain over last week of abuut 4
per cent, and over the like total a year
ago, when clearings got down to
abont low water mark, the increase
is 9 per cent. But compared with
tke total ia the like week two years
ago th week's aggregate clearings
how a decrease of 18 per cent. It is
also worth noting as a sign of the
VustaeaC aovement that every city's
clearings total for the week is larger
than a week ago. except one.
CRIMINAL RECORD BROKEN.
A New Xork Man Slakes a Becord WltU
oat a Kaowa Parallel.
Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 27. Edward
Folsora, aged 29, under arrest at Ham
mondsport, is charged with having in
the past two weeks planned three
murders, tried to rob a bank three
times, passed half a dozen forged
notes, attempted to wreck a train,
fired eleven buildings, eloped with
the prettiest girl in the village and
when arrested twice attempted sui
cide. Folsom's companions obtained money
for him on forged checks. When one
was refused payment he plotted to
kill the bank cashier. The scheme
fell through, as the man engaged to
assist lost his nerve. On Friday last
he placed an iron rail on the Bath
and Hammondsport track, but the
obstruction was seen in time. Last
Monday, five houses, four barns and
a gristmill were destroyed by fire.
When the officers appeared at Fol
som's house the 3Toung man grabbed a
butcher knife and tried to cut his own
throat. He then dashed to the street
and threw himself in a near-by pond.
He was nearly drowned.
Folsom's wife is the 17-year-old
daughter of the wealthiest man in
the village. The ceremony was per
formed by a minister who had previ
ously been adjudged insane.
HAS A PULLMAN PASS.
Labor Commissioner Wright Frankly Ad
mits That Ho lias One.
Chicago, Aug. 27. United States
Labor Commissioner Carroll D.Wright,
chairman of the special labor com
mission appointed by President Cleve
land to investigate the Pullman
strike, was interviewed as to a report
that he was in the habit of using a
Pullman pass. lie scarcely gave the
reporter time to finish his question.
"Yes. I have an annual pass on all
Pullman cars." said he with emphasis,
"and I use it whenever t want to.
The pass was given me by Mr. Pull
man, who is a personal friend of
mine, and I have had it for several
years ever since the first Pullman
investigation I made for I suppose
that's what you are ariving at. I
never knew Mr. Pullman until that
time, and he has been a warm friend
of mine ever since. He. gave me
passes and invited me to ride on his
cars whenever I wanted to just, as a
man would invite another to take a
ride in his carriage."
Commissioner Wright's pass entitles
him to ride free in any Pullman car
at an3 time in any part of the United
THE WHISKY- TRUST SAVED.
Cash to Tar the Taxes on SC.000,000
tVorth of Liquor Provided.
Chicago, Aug. 27. The Illinois
trust and Savings bank of this city
took possession to-day of 86,000,000
worth of the whisky of the Distillers
and Cattle Feeding company, the cor
porate name of the whisky trust, in
store in Peoria and Pekin, by placing
custodians in charge of all goods in
store in the two cities. Nothing was
done with the product of the trust in
Chicago, as none of the whisky here
will be taken out now. The trust
will have until Monday afternoon to
pa3r the tax, and arrangements were
made for the "putting up" of the
money this afternoon.
THE IOLA MYSTERY".
Xot the Slightest Cine to the Cnmmlnri
"IOEA, anT, Ang. 27. W. A. Cum
Bsings, he'leading real estate, insur-aace-jmd
Joan agent of this city, who
was found in his office yesterday
morning with his head almost chopped
to pieces with a hatchet, died last
night without recovering more than
partial consciousness, and the whole
case is wrapped in mystery. So far
there has not been found the slight
est clue to the identity of the mur
derer or the motive for the crime.
Cuinmings recovered partial con
sciousness yesterday afternoon, but
when asked b3 his brother if he could
tell anything about the attack on him,
he merel3' said, "I don't know." Then
he relapsed into a state of uncon
sciousness and died at midnight.
THE BLUEF1ELDS TBOUBLE.
Elht American Are Put in Prison br
Colon-, Aug 27. A schooner has ar
rived here with seventj' refugees from
Blucfields, Mosquito territory. The3'
sa3' that the Nicaraguans have im
prisoned eight American citizens and
several British subjects, including the
British vice consul. The country is
described as being depopulated, and
the business is said to have been
The refugees also report that more
Nicaraguan troops are arriving at
Bliiefields, and that 2,000 men are due
there. This displa3' of force is an
nounced to be caused b3 the deter
mination of the Nicaraguans to resist
foreign interference in their affairs.
POPULISTS OF NEBRASKA.
In Convention ut Grand Inland They
.Nominate a StHtc Ticket.
Gkaxd Isi.axu, Xeb., Aug. 27. The
Populist srate convention in session
here nominated the following ticket:
Governor, Silas A. Holcomb; lieuten
ant governor, James R. CafRn; secre
tary of state, II. W. McFadden: audi
tor. John W. Wilson; treasurer, John
I'. Powers; attorne3' general, D. B.
Car3"; commissioner of public lands
and buildings, W. J. Kent.
SHOT IN HIS POOR YARD.
A Choctaw Indian Called Out and Mur
dered at Hi Home.
Paris. Texas, Aug. 27. The situa
tion in the ChTJctaw nation is grow
ing more serious every hour. Last
night a large bocK' of Indians en
tered the house of Albert Jackson,
in Cedar county, and dragged
him from a sick bed and shot him to
pieces. They then went avaj In
the morning the3' surrounded two
other Indians whose names have not
been learned and deliberately killed
them. Both parties are searching for
each other and there is no quarter
shown or aked.
TAYLOR MUST GO.
Civil Service Comm ssloners Recorauiend
IIU 1'rompt lieutoraL
Washington, Aujt. 27. The investi
gation of C. H. J. Taylor, colored, re
corder of deeds for the District of
Columbia, was closed 3'esterday. The
report of the civil service commission,
prepared by Proctor, of Kentucky,
urges the president to prompt' re
Kawllas Strike Sympathizers Held.
Cheyenn-e. Wyo., Aug. 27. City
Marshal Haley, Editor J. F. Egan, and
Clerke of District Court Burke, citi
zens of Rawlins, charged with con
tempt of court in interfering with
United States deputy marshals during
the recent strike, were held to-day by
Judge Einer in S500 bonds each to
await the action of the United otates
A1TGELD ON CO0LEY.
THE GOVERNOR HOTLY' CRITI
CISES THE JURIST.
He Ie-lKres Ha to la Hta Detaff Thirty
Years Ago He Wrote a Book aa Coastl
tattoaal Law Which Dees Set See am to
CelacUe With the Views Expressed
la Kls Aaaericaa Bar Asseclatlea Address.
A Criticises Ceeley.
Springfield, III., Aug. 25. Gov.
Altgeld said yesterday regarding
Judge Cooley's address before the
American Bar association, criticising
his protest to President Cleveland
against sending federal troops to Chi
cago during the late strike: "Judge
Cooley's reputation is likely to have
an injustice done it unless the people
will discriminate between the real
Cooley and the later Cooley. In ad
dressing the bar association he was in
the position of a fashionable preacher
who, if he wished to be popular with
his audience, had to cater to its
taste. The American Bar associa
tion is a small body of men, most of
whom have corporations for clients.
They are shrewd and able men who
know where fat fees come from. A
law3rer whose clients are poor
could not, afford to go to Saratoga and
have a good time and attend a bar
meeting. Judge Cooley's utterance
there must be taken with some others
recently made and the question is how
much importance attaches to them
simply because the3T came from Judge
Cooley. Nearly thirt3r years ago when
Judge Cooley was in his prime, when
he was a teacher in the Ann Arbor
law school, he wrote a book on con
stitutional law, which was an able
work and gave him a reputation. In
this work he pointed out the limita
tions upon the federal government
and called attention to the constant
danger that free institutions were in
from the encroachments of a central
power through the agency of a stand
ing army. Among other things he
" 'A standing army is peculiarly ob
noxious to any free government and
is more dreaded by the people as an
instrument of oppression than a tyr
annical monarch of an3 foreign
power. The alternative of a standing
army is a well regulwted militia.' But,
after writing this book and while a
member of the supreme court of the
state he established a reputation of
being a corporation judge and made
himself so obnoxious to the people of
Michigan that they arose and. put
an end to his career in that state.
For some years past he was out of
a job. Then congress created the in
terstate commerce board and Cleve
land during his first term as president
appointed the judge on this board on
a sala of 7,000 a year and expenses,
which was princeiy compared with
what he had been receiving. He held
on to this place until a couple of years
ago, when he retired on account of his
old age, feeling, as he should, very
grateful to Mr. Cleveland. Recently
after the president had sent troops to
Chicago the judge's gratitude impelled
him to rush into print in a letter
greatly commending the president on
his acts. Among other things in that
letter he uses the following lan
guage: 'I am especially gratified that
a great and valuable lesson in
constitutional construction has been
settled for all time to come with re
markably litlle bloodshed,' thus ad
mitting that the constitution did not
clearly give the president the power
to do what he .had done and that it
had been necessary for the president
to give a lesson in construction in or
der to do it, and the judge was grati
fied that the lesson in constitutional
construction had been given with so
little bloodshed. Had the constitu
tion clearly given the power neither a
bloodshed construction, nor any
other construction, would have
been necessary. The world has
heard of constitutional construction
by means of the military before. It
has happened before. The operations
were sometimes brilliant, but were
always fatal to the patient. When
Judge Cooley was in the vigor of man
hood, he expounded the constitution
like a free man addressing a free peo
ple. There was nothing- subservient
in his utterances, and the bright repu
tation he then made must not be
clouded b3' utterances that are born
of a grateful dotaee."
GOVERNOR ROBINSON'S WILL.
Kansas University the Ultimate Bene
fl clary of All But a Few Thousand.
Lawrence, Kan., Aug. 23. The
will of the late ex-Governor Charles
Robinson was filed in the probate
court to-day as follows:
"I give and bequeath to my wife,
Sara T. D. Robinson, the use of all
my real and personal estate during
her natural life, after which it is to
be disposed of as follows: To each
of my nieces, Emilie H. Mason
and May L. Robinson, 5,000;
to my niece, Belle R. Fellows,
the use of 85,000 during her natural
life; to my niece. Phoebe A. Beeman,
Sl,000;tothe children of my late niece,
Nettie R. HilL 81.000; to Frank R.
Lawrence of Boston, $5,000; also to
the same the use of $5,000 additional
during his natural life; and the re
mainder of my estate, both real and
personal, including that the use of
which is given to Bella R. Fellows
and F. B. Lawrence during their
lives, is hereby given and bequeathed
to the Kansas state universitj."
The will was signed April 12, 1893.
W. H. Sears, Charles Chadwick and
Mrs. Robinson are named as ex
ecutors. The estate is estimated to
be worth 200,000.
UNION PACIFIC EMPLOYES.
General Manager Dickinson Flooded With
Petitions for their Kelnstatement.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 25. General
Manager Dickinson of the Union Pa
cific is daily receiving hundreds of
petitions for the reinstatement of old
employes who went out on strike.
These letters do not come from the
men themselves, but from merchants,
bankers, real estate agents, board of
trade associations and others. The3'
are all of the same tenor, asking that
work be resumed in the shops, and
that old employes be given prefer
ence over imported help. So urgent
are some of the 'demands that Mr.
IMckinson ha decided to go west and
personally interview the business men
of the communities clamoring for re
lief and asking lor the, reinstatement
of the men. The petitions declare
that many of 'the mtn's families are in
A, f. A. ana tne Jiuitia.
Kansas Crrr,, Mo., Aug. 25. Steps
have been taken within the past two
weeks by members of the A. P. A and
the Junior Order of United American
Mechanics, a kindred organization, to
form a company of militia and ask
admission to the Third regiment. A
similar movement has recently been
started by certain members of Catho
Mr. McMUlla Sets Forth la the "Record"
the IjcUltIoa AecoaspUshed.
Washington', Aug4 25. Representa
tive McMillin, Democrat of Tennes
see has incorporated in the Congress
ional Record a speech intended as a
summary of what this congress has
accomplished. His associates, have de
ferred to him in preparlnftr this state
ment and it is a semi-official showing;.
from a political standpoint, of what
the majority has done. After review-
lilt-' ttz- :. li.MtnfnH
lllg WXiaif vlikwa Ik uma ubiw.wi
IramaVf tip Rivs r-
I come to a few things it bas"dorie
durincr this administration. It has re
pealed all force laws and left elections
It has repealed the law authorizing
the president to levy and remit taxes.
I cannot conceive of a surrender of a
greater prerogative, more dangerous
and unpardonable than this, we de
nounced it at the time in this haU.
We went forth to the people and de
nounced it. W e pledged them in our
platform that if intrusted with power
we would take this ancient right
from the president and give it back to
the people's representatives. We have
now kept the promise.
This consrress has also authorized
the states to tax greenbacks and other
United States currenc3. For years
the exemption of these has been a
crying ill. The law authorizing the
issue of greenbacks and the treasury
warrants under the Sherman act ex
empted from the state, county and
municipal taxation. Hundreds of
millions thereby escaped all taxation
Individuals escaped it b3' having their
funds in bank nominall3r invested in
greenbacks or treasur3' warrants on
the day for assessment, iianks ac
complished the same object in the
same way. No doubt can exist that
in some banks the United' States war
rants ivere placed to the credit
of more individuals on the day for
assessment to escape municipal
and state taxes. It is also charged
that certain banks would aid each
other in different states b3' changing
their treasury warrant deposits from
one to the other to suit the different
da3s for assessment existing in differ
ent states. All this is stopped now.
Under the bill introduced and passed
by the gentleman from Indiana (Mr.
Cooper) all United States currencj"
heretofore escaping, taxation will be
reached by the tax gatherer. United
States treasury warrants known as
Greenbacks and the bills issued under
the Sherman bill amount to about
500,000,000 and the country owes a
debt of gratitude for his patriotic ex
ertion. Mr. McMillin reviews the reductions
of appropriations heretofore set forth
by Representative Sa3ers of the appro
priations committee and continues:
It has passed the most stringent
laws against trusts ever enacted in
this country. At the same time the
attorney general has instituted pro
ceedings in the courts to try to dis
solve illegal trusts. The amendment
offered by the senator from Alabama,
Mr. Morgan, carries into law the most
effective means ever yet devised for
controlling and curbing the power of
trusts. A law against them was
passed last congress, but it dealt-with
the question in a way so mild and
gingerly that the Democratic party
finds that it has not been sufficient to
crush the combinations that have
been fostered under protection. The
Democratic pait3' was pledged to
more stringent legislation against
trusts. It has kept this pledge.
It has inaugurated an income tax.
thereby takisg taxes oM of want and
putting then on wealth; it is true
that the senate asseaaicnts have
bill and have relMsed soase that ought
to be taxed; stilJfit reinaiss) a-great
i r a l a a : LI
oenent to iiib American peujjie.
It found the treasur3 bankrupt and
by the tariff bill is not onH' replenish
ing it but at the same time producing
Mr. McMillin then reviews the re
peal of the Sherman silver law and
closes with an elaborate summary of
the tariff lejrislation.
WOOL IN BON U.
Secretary Carlisle-Explains the Tariff Bill
to a 1 hlladelphlan.
Washington, Aug, 25. James W.
Tattersfield of Miller & Tattersfield,
importers and dealers in wool in Phil
adelphia, had an interview with Sec
retary Carlisle regaraing the con
struction to be placed on the new tar
iff bill as to goods in bond. The par
ticular question which Mr. Tattey-
field desired to have settled was
whether wool now in bond could be
withdrawn without payment of duty
when the tariff act placing it on the
free list became a law. Mr. Carlisle
explained the wording of the enacting
clause of the new tariff bill was such
that there could be but one construc
tion placed upon it, and that was that,
all wool while in bond to avoid the
pa3-ment of duty, would have to' be
exported and again imported. A
statement prepared at the bureau of
statistics shows that on July 1, 1894,
there were approximately 63,799,321
pounds of wool in bond, valued at
a aiotner sens at cnud.
Wabash, Ind., Aug. 25. Mrs. Wil
liam Carver, whose relatives live in
the southern part of this county, and
her husband quarreled and separated
a month ago and since then a contro
versy for the possession of their sec
ond child had progressed. Yester-1
day the woman consented to sur
render all claims for SG, which was
paid and the child was turned over to
A Prominent Kauisu Dean.
Emporia, Kan., Aug. 23. J. K. Fin
iey, capitalist and one of the most
prominent men of this city, died early
this morning of Bright's disease. He
was chief promoter of and an exten
sive stockholder in the enterprise, cf
building the Howard branch of the
Santa Fe from here to Moline.
Buck" Kllsore to Be Kettred.
Daixas, Texas, Aug. 25. Judge C
H. Yoakum was nominated for con
gress by the Democrats of the Third
district at Mineola to succeed "Buck"
St Paul, Minn.. Ang. 27th. Harvest
Excursions at largely reduced rates for
the round trip to Minnesota, Dakota
and Montana points are announced by
the Great Northern Railway, for Sept
11th, and 25th, and Oct 9th.
Indian Territory Waaia the .Fight.
Pabsons, Kan., Aug. 25. A purse of
$25,000 was offered by Kansas, Indian
territory and Texas citizens for the
Jackson-Corbett fight to take place
at Wagoner, L T., where there are no
laWs to prevent such a contest. Rich
ard K. Fox telegraphed Jackson's
and Corbet t's acceptance of the offer,
providing the money was deposited
in New York. The money was guar
anteed and will be "forwarded
A TICKET IS NAMED.
STATE CONVENTION OF NE
Itoat. Gov. Majors, of Ken aha Coast?.
Nominated for Gereraer ea the First
Ballet R. K. Meere Will Make the
Kae far Ideateaaat. Governor The
Flatfersa Upon Which BepahHeaas at
Nehraska Will Go Before the People te
. fttaad er Fall as the Vetera May Elect.
Nebraska State Repablicaa Ceaveatloa.
GOVERNOR THOMAS J. MAJORS
OT, R. E. MOORE
SECRETARY OF STATE J. J. PIPER
AUDITOR OF STATE. ...EUGENE MOORE
TREASURER J. S. HARTLEY
A. S. CHURCHILL
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC IN
STRUCTION H. R. CORBETT
COMMISSIONER PUBLIC LANDS
AND UU1LDINGS II. C RUSSELL
Omaha, August 24. The republican
state convention in session in this city
yesterday, placed .in nomination the
ticket above given. Thomas J. Majors,
for governor, was nominated on the
first ballot, the result standing Majors
552, McColl 401, Crounse 0, Cady 1.
The republicans of Nebraska in con
vention assembled deplore the disas
trous result of the "change" in the pol
icies of the national government, de
creed by the people at a time when the
mental balance of the country was
temporarily disturbed by the exhilara
tion of a long course of peace, progress
and material prosperity, and the clam
or of demagogues and political quacks,
and confidently appeal to the people of
the state for a return to the conditions
that existed prior to the elections of
Dismayed by the financial revulsions
that paralyzed the business centres of
the country, when the results of the
national and state elections made it
certain that the policy of protection of
home industries and the guarantee of
public credit and a sound currency
were about to be overthrown by a dem
ocratic president and a congress demo
cratic iu both branches, the leaders of
the party, wholly in power for the first
time-in thirty years, have had neither
the courage to embody the principles
set forth in theirnational convention at
Chicago in legislation, or the wisdom to
abandon their threatened raid on the
industries of the country. But they
have kept the business interests of the
people in suspense and uncertainty du
ring twelve months of unprofitable de
bate over, the work of framing a reve
nue bill founded on no definite or rec
ognizable commercial system, .corrupt
on its face, discriminating against
northern industries for the benefit of
the south, openly denounced by a ma
jority of those whose votes carried it
to its passage, and not only fraught
with disaster to the people, but confes
sedly stamped with "party perfidy and
party dishonor, "as an abandonment of
the cause of a "tariff for revenue only,"
and(tbJe prifcciple&and pledges upon
which they were placed in power.
"How can they face the people after
indulging in such outrageous discrim
ination and violation of principles" as
are found in almost every paragraph of
the sugar trust tariff bill?
In view of the practical results of a
year and a half of democratic rule, we
reaffirm with renewed faith and fervor
the platform of the national republican
convention at Minneapolis. We de
mand the restoration of the American
policy of protection and commercial re
ciprocity with our sister republics of
Mexico, Central and South America and
the governments of the West India
The republican party of Nebraska
has always been the consistent friend
and aggressive champion of honest
money and it now takes no step back
ward. While we favor bimetallism and
demand the use of both gold and silver
standard money, we insist that the par
ity of the value of the two metals be
maintained, so that ever3' dollar, paper
or coin, issued by the government, shall
be as good as any other.
We adhere to the doctrine that all
railway lines are subject to regulation
and control by the state, and we de
mand the regulation of railway and
transportation lines to such extent and
in such manner as will insure fair and
reasonable rates to the producers and
consumers of the country. To that end
we .insist that laws shall be enforced
forbidding the fictitious capitalization
of such corporations and that the con
stitution of the state shall be rigidly
enforced wherein it is provided: "No
railroad corporation shall issue any
stock or bonds except for money, labor
or property actual' received and ap
plied to the purpose for which such cor
poration was created, and all stock
dividends and other fictitious increase
pof the capital stock or indebtedness of
any such corporation shall be void."
Ve,are in favor of the enforcement
of all laws, whether they affect the in
dividual or the corporation, und we
therefore demand the enforcement of
the maximum rate bill passed by the
last legislature until the same is de
clared void by the courts or is repealed.
We are in favor of the enactment of
laws by congress that will provide for
the supervision, regulation and control
of corporations engaged in interstate
commerce, with a view to preventing
the fictitious capitalization and exces
sive bonding of such-corporations.
We denounce all combinations of cap
ital organized in trusts, or otherwise,
to control arbitrarily the conditions of
trade, and arraign as criminal legisla
tion the manifest concessions of-? the
tariff bill now in the hands of the pres
ident ip the sugar and whisky trusts.
We recognize the rights of laborers
to organize, using all honorable meas
ures tor. the purpose of dignifying their
condition and placing them on an equal
looung wun capital, to the end that
they may both fully understand that
they are necessarv to the nrosneritv of
the country. Arbitration should take
the place of strikes and lockouts for
settling labor disputes.
lne extirpation of anarch v is essen
tial to the self-preservation of the na
tion, and we therefore favor the pend
ing bill in congress for the exclusion of
We recommend that the ensuing leg
islature submit an amendment to the
constitution, to be voted on by the peo
ple at the next general election, pro-
viaing lor tne investment ot tne per
manent school fund in state, county
and school district bonds.
We believe that the industries of our
state should be diversified, to relieve
the masses of the people from depend
ence upon one class of agricultural pro
ducts subject to crop failures, and it
being demonstrated that the soil of
this state is adapted to the production
of sugar beets, even in dry seasons, a
source of incalculable wealth, we favor
legislation that shall bring to our peo
ple its full realization.
Jiiver mindful of the services and sac
rifices of the men who saved the life of
the nation, we protest against the illib
eral and unjust policy of the pension
department under the present adminis
tration, and pledge anew to the veteran
soldiers of the republic a recognition of
their just claims-uM a 'gratefal 'ao-
committee Bsen is as
The list of state
follows, by districts:
First A. R. Keim, Falls City.
Second M. II. Christy, Sterling.
Third J.'R. McKee Palmyra.
Fourth George Sheldon, Nehawka.
Fifth H. M. Clark, Ithica. '
Sixth H. H. Boyles, Frank Suratan,
Seventh J. R. Sutherland, Teka
mah. Eighth John D. (Haskel, Wakefield.
Ninth J. F. Boyd. Oakdale.
Tenth R. B. Snyakr, Fremont
Eleventh J. M. Aldsa, Pierce
Twelfth EL T. Hodsdon, Schuyler.
Thirteenth Sanford Parker, Butler.
Fourteenth George A. Eckles, Chad
ron. Fifteenth M. E. Getter, Ord.
Sixteenth Aaron Wall, Loup City.
Seventeenth F. W. Crew, St Paul
Eighteenth J. H. Mickey, Osceola.
Nineteenth W. 1L Husematter, Lin
wood. Twentieth J. H. Clay, Lincoln, and
J. J. Trompen, Hickman.
Twenty-first-J. E. Hays, Beatrice.
Twenty-second J. N. Van Duyn,
Twenty-third John Ilessty, Fair
bury. Twenty-fourth C A. McCloud.York.
Twenty, sixth n. Galusha, Red
Twenty-seventh C. F. McGrew, Has
tings. Twenty-eighth S. C. Stuart, AxteL
Twenty-ninth C D. Fuller, Impe
rial. Thirtieth A. E. Allyn, Cozad.
The following are ex-officio members
of the committee, the first six being
the chairmen of the republican con
gressional committees and the last two
the president and secretary of the Re
publican State league.
H. M. Bushnel, Lincoln, First dis
trict; B. H. Robinson, Omaha, Second
district; G C. McNish, Wisner Third
district; S. H. Steele, David City,
Fourth district; R. Q. Stewart, Camp
bell, Fifth district; Henry Cutting,
Kearney, Sixth district; Frank Collins,
Lincoln; H. M. Warring, Omaha.
KIND WORDS FOR RULLMAN.
Witnesses Who Think the Palace Car
Magnate Is All Right.
Chicago, Aug. 23. Several of the
witnesses examined by the strike com
mission to-day gave testimony more
favorable to the Pullman company
than that which had previously been
heard. Frank W. Glover, a real estate
agent, said he considered the Pullman
houses at $18 and S20 a month really
cheaper than $12 a month houses in
surrounding towns. The Pullman
houses were well equipped and beau
tifully located, he said, and rents were
not, in his opinion, too high. In reply
to a query of Commissioner Wright,he
denied that he was in any way con
nected with the Pullman company.
Paul E. Hermes, a news dealer, who
formerly worked in the Pullman
shops, said he did not place much
faith in the complaints of the men.
Their trouble, he thought, was largely
due to their fondness for beer. All
the saloon keepers in the surrounding
towns had grown rich, and a large
number of Kensington beer wagons
were well supported by Pullman em
ployes. Of real estate values he
knew little, but did not believe that
Pullman rents were unusually high.
L. H Johnson, a Pullman furniture
dealer, testified that store room rents
in the town had been cut, though no
reduction had been made in the resi
Chairman Wright announced that
the commission had concluded its in
quiry into the strike from the side of
the employes and would now hear the
statements of public officials and
those of the employers who wished to
testify. Mayor Hopkins, Chief of
Police Brennan, Fire Chief Sweenie
and other city officials have been
summoned and Governor Altgeld will
probably be called upon. The com
missioners refuse to say whether or
not Mr. Pullman will testify.
A NEW RIVAL FOR AMERICA.
Siberian Wheat Will Knter the World's
Market With the New Road.
Washington, Aug. 23. United
States Consul General Jonas at St
Petersburg, in a report to the de
partment of state, points to the fact
that the early completion of the Si
berian railroad is likely to have a
depressing effect upon the prices of
gram throughout, the world. No re
liable estimate can be formed of the
probable export of Siberian grain to
riiirope by this road, and one rough
estimate placing it at 6,000,000 bushels
for the West Siberian side is regarded
as uecideuly too low. Moreover, the
completion of the road is expycted to
greatly stimulate the planting of
grain m the blade sou belt.ianious for
its ieruiity. in xoav aioeria proaucea
a surplus of 30,000,000 bushels ot grain.
To lessen the depressing effect upon
the local-St. Petersburg market of the
expected ln-rush of Siberian wheat, a
new outlet is provided by a line of
railroad from Verm, already con
nected with Western Siberia to Kot
las, on the Dvina river, offering an
easy way to Archangel on the White
sea. whence the wheat can be ex
ported to other European countries.
TESTING A SNAKE THEORY.
Prof. Byer of Xew Orleans Allows a
Rattlesnake to Bite Him.
New Orleans, La., Aug. 23. Prof.
George Byer, curator of the Tuiane
university museum in this city, in or
der to determine if a person could be
inoculated with the venom of serpents
.last week selected a young rattler
that had been caught a few days ago.
By teasing the snake he maddened it,
and in a few minutes it drove its fangs
into his little finger. He did not use
any antidote and awaited develop
ments. In the course of , few hours
the finger became swollen to twice
its normal size.
The professor said that during the
week he would allow himself to be
bitten again. He does not think the
bite will prove fatal, because a young
snake cannot emit as much poison as
an old one. The sensation was much
like the sting of a bee; the pain be
came intense and the finger became
swollen. Prof. Byer's object in ex
perimenting is to try and establish
that by the gradual absorption of a
snake venom tho system will become
innoculated, and a person in that con
dition can be bitten without danger.
BLUE FOR BRECKINRIDGE.
HOICOMB IS LEADER.
NOMINATED FOR GOVERVOR ON
THE FIRST BALLOT.
fea Thoasand Enthaslastle Owens Mea
at the Ceagreseraaa's Home.
Lexington, Ky., Aug. 23. A crowd
of perhaps 10,003 people gathered
here to-day to attend the Owens bar
becue and hear speaking at Wood
land, a suburban park. The good
women of the district managed things.
W. C. Owens, Judge G. B. Kinkead,
Jere Morton, J. C. Lockart and other
leading men of the district mado
speeches. No such enth'usiasm has
been seen here in years.
Freeeea'iBga et the Nebraska. FeaallM
Stat Caaveatlea at Grand Islaad
GaSte Xeaslaate by Acclamation far
IJeateaaat Goveraei The Ticket Nom
inate Regarded by Its Friend a Strong.
One The Platform. Upon Which the..
Party Gees Before the People for Ka
Nebraska Pepallst State Convention.
Governor SILAS A. HOLCOMB
Lieutenant Governor... J AMES N. GArFIN
Secretary of State II. W. M'FADDEN
Auditor JOHN K. WILSON
Treasurer JOHN H. POWERS
Attorney General D. B.; CARi.
Commissioner ot Public Lands and
Buildings SIDNEY J. KENT
Superintendent of Public Instruction
W. A. JONES
Grand Island, Aug. 24. The popu
list state convention, held in this city
today, made nominations as above
Wr. L. Greene of Kearney was tem
porary chairman, which was afterward
Holcomb was nominated for governor
on the first formal ballot.
The following platform was adoptedi
We, the people's independent party
of the state of Nebraska, reaffirm the
principles laid down in the national
platform adopted at Omaha July 4,
1892. We emphasize the demand for
free and unlimited coinage of silver
and gold at the present ratio of 16 to 1.
Wre brand as treason to labor in every
field, and to the best interests of the
whole country, the unconditional re
peal by congress of the purchasing
clause of the Sherman act. We demand
both state and national laws for the
encouragement and promotion of the
irrigation of our arid and semi-arid
We demand that congress shall speed
ily pass a law by which the federal
courts will be prevented from suspend
ing the operation of the state law at
the dictation of corporations.
We demand a liberal service pension
to all honorably discharged union sol
diers and sailors of the late war.
We declare for municipal ownership
of street cars, gas and electric light
plants and waterworks.
We demand compulsory arbitration
of all controversies between employers
We heartily approve the course of
Senator William V. Allen and Congress
men W. A. McKeighan and O. M. Kem
for their fidelity and loyalty to our en
tire interests, and we compliment Con
gressman W. J. Bryan, who, though
elected as a democrat, has given strong
support to many of our reform meas
ures. We demand a more economical ad
ministration of our state government,
and a more strict accountability of
moneys appropriated and expended.
We reiterate our demand for a max
imum freight rate law or the enforce
ment of the one now on our statute
We demand the amendment of our
state constitution by the adoption of
what are popularly known as the initi
ative and referendum.
We demand the enforcement of the
present law for the investment of- our
permanent school fund as directed, and
not through bond investment compa
nies, at a loss to said fund or profit to
speculators and money sharks.
We demand that all officers, both
state and county, be paid a reasonable
salary, in accordance to the labor to be
performed and the amount of skill re
quired, and that all fees be turned into
the general fund for state and county
We commend to the favorable consid
eration of the state the building of
what is known as the Gulf & Interstate
railroad, now under process of con
struction. We demand that immpi1in.tA stone Via
taken for the relief of the drouth suf
ferers of our state, and that some
means be devised to give them employ
ment and wages.
Having stated our demands we cor
dially invite all persons who are in
sympathy with them to co-operate
with us, regardless of former party af
filiations. State Central Committee.
The following state central commit
tee was selected:
W. II. Waldron, Hastings; J. D.
Hatzfield, Neligh; M. E. Shafts, Ash
ton; Ezra Holloteter, Brewster; Mart
Clark Olds, Hemingford; Ed L. Whit
ing, Spencer; Kobert Wilber t, Chadron;
IL H. Seeley, Kearney; W. A. Poynter,
Albion; Frank Roth, Tekamah; Thos.
K. Welsh, David City; Dr. IL C. Mad
ding, Murdock; John II. Felver, Har
tingion; A. M. Bickell, Imperial; G. P.
Craft, Valentine; C. J. Osborne, Sidney;
H. B. Funk, Clay Center; O. Nelson,
Richland; Louis Dewald, Wisner; James
Stockham, Broken Bow; R. A. Camp
bell, Emerson; A. M. Morrissey, Chad
ron; T. W. Hanna, Lexington; Jonas
Coffman, Oshkosh; Warner Starr, Allen;
G. G. Martin, Fremont; George W.
Raworth, South Omaha; Samuel
Ewing, Ives, William Waite, Geneva;
J. M. Dimmick, Macon; D. L. McBride,
Quick; James Cameron, Beaver City;
C. E. Bush, Beatrice; Guy Lavertv,
Burwell; I. B..Aeoman, Elwood; E. A.
Hadley. Scotia; P. W. Francis, Wood
River; F. M. Howard, Aurora; Theo
dore Mahn, Alma; J. EL Hammone,
Hayes Center; George W. Carter, Dyke;
Ham Kautzman, O'Neill: Pete Ebison,
St. Paul; A. J. Hill, Steele City; J. E.
Lamaster, Tecumseh; T. G. Weaver.
Minden; J.W. Sheridan, Ogalalla; John
F. Carr, Springfield; A. H. Amos. Kim
ball; J. G. Cruse, Quick; a W. Hoxev,
Lincoln; J. K. Stockton, Brady Island;
J. F. Anderson, Taylor; J. B. Donovan,
Madison; Ben Wilson, Tryon; Dan Mc
Clure, Archer; W. H. Barber, Fullerton;
J. H. Dundas, Auburn; J. M. Bird.
Nelson; W. F. Moran, Nebraska
City; G. J. Plummer, Pawnee City: A.
P. Wilcox, Grant; L. C. Huck, Hol
drege; M. A. Bruce, Foster; John a
Freeman. Columbn? .T. w rviam.,n
J - - WAlXAAttU.
Stromsburg; Seth J. Parsons, Bartley;
Jules Shoenheit, Falls City; Wr. P. Phil
lips, uasseu; i'. A. Sawyer, Western;
George Becker, Bellevne; Dr. F. E.
Way, Wahoo; F. M. Sand, Gering; J.
Welty, Gresham; Henry Murphy.Rush
ville; J. W. Heapy, Litchfield; A. P.
Hublow. Crawford: .Tamos "RVsvni...
Stanton; F. S. Mickey, Hebron; J. L.
Claflin, Ord; C. A. Whitford, Arlington
H. B. Miller. Winsido? II r.
Cowles; Peter Dolstein, Ericson; D. P
Smalls, York; C. D. Scliroeder, Logan;
John Blanchard, Pender.
The New Rifle Well Liked.
Milwaukee, "Vyis., Aug. 23 During
the target shooting at Camp Douglaat
which ended last evening, the Krag
Jorgenson rifle was given a good test
at 200 yards. The sights are defective
as yet, but the officers who shot with
it pronounce it the coming rifle. The
scores at 200 yards were: Major Har
ris. 40; Captain Berkhauser, 40; Maior
Edwards, 3G; General L. Auer. 3L