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Kans. Historical Soetet;
"VOL. Xin, INTO. 63.
WICHITA, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING JULY 31, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1940.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE COXFEREES
The Senate's Measure to be Report
ed Favorably bv the
Senator Morrill Delivers a Speech in De
fense of the Tariff Bill The
Protection Stimulates Production and Pro
duction Necessitates Increased Con
sumptionA Bill Eeported to Con
sumate Blaine's Reciprocity
Scheme Many Legisla
tors Seeking Vacation,
WAsniXGTOX, July 30. The conferees on
the original package bill at their session
today agreed to report to their respective
houses the senate bill on this subject.
TO PROVIDE RECIPROCITY.
Washington-, July 30. Representative
Sanford, of Xew York, today introduced a
resolution, the effect of which is designed
to consummate Mr. Blaine's plan to secure
reciprocity from Spain and the Central
American republics in return for the plac
ing of sugar and molasses on the free list
by the United States. The resolution pro
vides for the postponement by congress of
final action on the sugar clause of the tariff
bill and also for the negotiation by the
president for such reciprocity.
Protection to Manufacturers Stimulates
Consumption of Parm Products.
Washington. Julv 30. The resolution
offered yesterday by Mr. Sherman fixing
the daily hour of meeting at 10 o'clock a.
m. was taken up.
After some debate the resolution was
The tariff bill was then taken up and
Mr. Morrill addressed the senate. He
said that the ill-natured denunciations of
American manufacturers by oratorical
free-traders indicated that they preferred
the prosperity of the the foreign manu
facturer to that of their own countryman,
and that they would compel the latter to
manufacture as cheaply as any foreigner,
pay no higher wages, or abandon
their business. The real purpose was
iinally to break down and degrade the
present scale of wages of American work
men. Coming to the question of agricul
tural depression, Mr. Morrill said that
there was a glut of misinformation dis
seminated on that subject and a conceal
ment of the fact that prices on farm prod
ucts are depressed throughout the world.
The only possible remedy within the reach
of the American farmer was positive pro
tection against foreign competition and
such encouragement to other avocations
as would increase the consumers of their
products. He asserted that in 1SSS, had it
not been for the duty of 20 cents a bushel
on wheat, the wheat of India would have
snatched the market of New York from
the state of Wisconsin as well as from all
other western states.
Mr. Morrill went on to say that farm
mortgage indebtedness has been grossly
exaggerated, and lie understood that the
census report would show tnat farm
mortgages in Kansas and Maine were less
then one-quarter of the amount which had
been represented. The markets, Mr. Mor
rill continued, which could not be found
abroad, had to be made at home, and they
could only be made by protection. Refer
ring to the countries of Central and South
America, Mr. Morrill said that the rapid
growth and development of these coun
tries was one of the marvels of the age.
With their vast areas of fertile
land and favorable climate, they
had. as might have been expected,
turned their chief attention to agricul
tural products, and to cattle, sheep and
horses. Of all these they had i n abund
ant and cheap supply, not only for home
consumption, but also for exportation.
To carry any of these products there, in
the vain hope of finding a market, would
be like "carrying coals to New Castle."
On the question of sugar, Mr. Morrill
paid that the aiding of free sugar to the
breakfast table presented a stronger case
than tea and coffee had presented in 1S72
for like treatment. Every dollar of the
duty came out of the poor as well as out
of the rich. If the revenue from sugar of
over fifty million dollars could be pru
dently removed it should bo removed with
out hesitation. If, by a bounty, the
United States could (as has been
done bv several European countries) sup
ply nlfits own sugar, $90,000,000 would be
kept at home that was now sent to Cuba
and elsewhere, never to return. It might
Le an experiment but its responsibilities
were too great to be shirked or postponed.
In conclusion. Mr. Morrill aid that any
amendment offered in good faith that
v ould improve the bill would be cordially
received, but that all attempts to
engraft hor.is upon it would, he hoped,
be rejected. He was persuaded that when
the "bill became the law of the land
it would give stability and new life to all
the business interests of the American
people, give courage and hope to
American workingmen and cover the re
public with countless blessings.
At the close of Mr. Morrill's speech the
consideration of the bill by paragraphs
was continued. The amendment offered
yesterday by Mr. McPherson to make the
dut on chromic acid 15 per cent ad
valorem instead of 6 cents per pound was
Mr. McPherson continued to offer
amendments for the reduction of
rates on articles in the chem
iial schedule. but none ot them
found favor on the Republican side of the
chamber and they were all mercilessly re
jected by partyvotcs. The only change
made in the schedule w.ii a reduction on
motion of Mr. Aldrich of the duty on
chloroform from 40 to 25 cents per pound.
The tariff bill was then laid aside and
comerencc report on the District of Colum
bia appropriation bill was presented. No
nrMon was takeu upon it and after an ex
ecutive session the senate adjourned.
LITTLE DONE IN THE HOUSE.
W smNi.TOX, July 30. The speaker laid
before the house fifteen requests for leave
of absence. . .
Mr Chendle. of Indiana, inquired
whether if these leaves were granted a
quorum would be left in the house. The
speaker announced his inability to answer
ti.e f uerv.
Mr. Buchanan, of New Jersey, thought
until thequestionwasdetermined it would
be better not to grant the leaves, conse
quently the request for leaves was pasted
ovtr lor the present.
Mr. McComas, of Maryland, called up
the conferenif report on the District of
Columbia appropriation bill.
Mr. CaiiUii. . Illinois, refrained from hi
rieht to ask i t m on the sundry civil bill
for the reason that on account of sickness
ii Mr. AlcComas' family his speedy return
n as necessitated.
After debate the conference report was
agreed to and then the house went into
clmimittee of the whole (Mr. Aileu, of
Michigan, In the chair) for the further
consideration of the senate amendments
to the sundry civil appropriation bill.
Pending action the committee rose.
The speaker announced the appoint-
ment of the following members on the
committee to investigate the charges'
tiKcuust commissioner itaum: Messrs.
Morrill, Sawyer, Smyser, Goodnight and
Martin, of Indiana.
The house then adjourned.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
"Washington, July 30. The following
pensions were Granted. Kansans: Restora
tion Clements Bell, Holland. Increase
James Mayhue, Chetopa; William P.
Thayer, Salina; William H. Bobbins, Sara
toga; Robert McCombs, McPherson;
Joseph B. At water. Longton; Archibald
maimer, ierwin; William McMinne, Her
man; Thomas Lane, Atchison: Samuel L.
ing; Winfield W. Canfield, Miltonville;
John F. Miller, Wilson; William W.
Miller, St. Marys; Samuel C. Arnett,
Lane; Albert Vaughn, Padonia; Leonard
C. Wilbur, Baxter Springs; Geore W.
Moon, Humbolt; De Witt Clinton
Weaver, North Topeka; Francis R. Kern,
esta; John M. Freeman, Erie; Robert H.
Dihle. Sahnej George W. Anderson,
Columbus; Oliver C. Brown, Aulne; Jos.
Pickett, Maxson; Gabriel D. Miller, Wil
son; John W. Eaton, Baker; Simon Glesse
man, Salina; Wm. D. Meadows. Burling
ton; Henry Hillebrand, Osborne; John
Gross, Cottonwood Falls; John Allen,
Original, widows, etc. Mars, widow of
John D. Ferguson, Labette, minors of
Johd Crawford, Montezuma.
Washington, July 30. The president
appointed L. Conklin, of Kansas, a special
agent to make allotments of lands in sev
eralty to Indians. The compensation is 8
Keokuk, the chief of the Sac Indians, of
the Indian territory, is here in relation to
matters before the department in connec
tion with the recent sale of the Sac and
Colonel W. N. D. Lee, of Kansas, is in
LEAVING IT TO THE DEMOCRATS.
Washington, July 30. The Republican
senators are taking advantage of the pend
ing debate on the tariff bill to make visits
home. Senator Stockbridge left for
Michigan this morning to be absent ten
days and Senator Hoar is off tonight for
Massachusetts. Senator Chandler, who
had expected to return to Washincton
from New Hampthure this week, writes
he has been detained by a severe attack of
disentery and will be compelled to remain
home some time.
KANSAS PATENTS. ,
Washington, July SO. Inventors in the
Sunflower state have been granted patents
Perley P. Belt, Fredonia, regulator for
d3rnamo electric machines.
James F. Fitzgerald, Ottawa, binder for
Heinnoh Sommerfield, Canton, car coup
ling. John Windier, Jr., Crnton, seed planter.
THE FREE DELIVERY SYSTEM.
Washington, July 30. Senator Mitch
ell, from the committee on postoflices and
postroads, reported favorable, with amend
ments, the bill to extend the free delivery
sytem. Thejbill as presented proposes to
introduce the system into cities of not less
than 3,000 people, or where the postoffice
receipts were not less than $5,000 for- the
previous fiscal year. The committee
changed these figures to 5,000 population
and $7,000 postoffice receipts.
Washington, July 30. The president
today sent to the senate the following
Thaddeus S. Sherretts, of Maryland, to
be general appraiser of merchandise under
the provisions of the act approved June (J,
Louis Des Marais, of Louisiana, to be
coiner of the mint of the United States at
New Orleans. La.
STILL FIXING THE LODGE BILL.
WASHINGTON, July 30. Senator Hoar,
chairman of the committee on privileges
and elections, is still workiug upon the
revised draft of the Lodge election bill be
fore reporting it to the senate. He was
closeted this morning in his committee
room with John J. Davensat, chief super
visor of New York.
SALT LAKE'S GREAT GROWTH.
Washington, July 30. The population
of Salt Lake City. Utah, as announced by
the census officials, is -15,025, as against
20,768 ten years ago. This is an increase of
11G.S per cent.
ACRES IN ASHE3.
Lumber and Preight Oars go up in
Chicago, 111., July 30. A disastrous
conflagration broke out tonight on the
Lake front at the foot of Michigan avenue
near the mouth of the Chicago river. At
8:30 p. m., the indications were that the
fire might be one of the most extensive
that has occurred in Chicago since the
destruction of the most valuable part of
the city in October 1S71.
Tonight's calamity began on the docks of
Fitzsimmons & Connell, contractors, and
rapidly spread to the lumber vards of E.
E. Ayer & Co., and E. E. Whitcomb & Co.
All about the locality where the flames
started are vast structures of valuable
lumber piles and manufacturing establish
ments. By 10 p. m. the fire was under control,
though still burning fiercely. The potent
factor in bringing about the result was the
lucky circumstance that the wind was
blowing directly off shore. Between ten
and fifteen acres of lumber were consumed
with not far from forty freight cars. The
direction of the wind alone saved the ship
ping and warehouses in the vicinity. It is
astimated that the total los will not ex
ceed $300,000. The principal losers are
Ayer & Co., $40,000. partly insured: Fitz
simmons & Connell, $40,000, no insurance;
Chicago & Northwestern Railroad $25,000.
and the city of Chicago $10,000.
FATAL CAVE-IN OF A VIADUCT.
Kansas City. Mo.. July 30. An acci
dent occurred this morning at 9 o'clock at
the James street viaduct which croses the
Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific tracks
and extends from Kansas City. Mo., to
Kansas City, Kan. A number of heavily
laden wagons were crossing the viaduct
when without warning the Missouri end
gave way, precipitating men. horses and
wagons to the ground "twenty feet below.
M ichael Miller, a teamster, was buried be
neath a load of brick and died within ten
minutes after he was taken out, and Will
iam Arthur, a colored teamster, was badly
injured and may die.
Bringing Porth the Bodies of the St
PARIS, July SO. The P elisor pit at St.
Ettienne in which the explosion occurred
yesterday has been cleared. Fifty-nine of
the persons who were at work in the pit
when the explosion occurred have been
rescued. The bodies of the victims num
bering ninety-eight have been recovered.
FELL INTO A WELL.
Hiawatha. Kan.. July 30. Yesterday
afternoon at Everesr. the 7-year-old daugh
ter of John Green fell into a sixty foot
welL She was badly bruised and rendered
unconscious by the fall. She was Rescued
before she drowned
OMAHA "REPUBLICAN" SUSPENDS.
Omaha, Neb., July 30. The Omaha
Republican, the oldest daily in the city,
suspended publication today.
JUDGE PETERS' SUCCESSOR SOT
Twenty-one Ballots Taken by tlie
Dodge City Conyention
Hallo well 55 and Lewis 45 Votes on the
Last Ballot Efforts for a
Strong Geographical Talk by the Lewis
Mea Judge Reed's Brilliant Speech in
Nominating Hallowell State and
National Administrations and
tie Kansas Delegation
Endorsed The Pro
ceedings. Special dispatch to the Dally Easle.
Dodge City, Kan., July 30. The lights
burned all last night around the political
headquarters. There was work going on.
The politicians recalled that the later the
hour the more favorable the conditions for
putting up the fires so they would not be
knocked down. The candidates not on the
temporary organization arrangement were
hustling to break something. They would
refer to it saying they would "bust" it or
go "busted." At the same time the
fellows who were standing together while
feeling that they had an advantage were by
no means sure they would be able to hold
their ground in the convention when the
Aside from trying to set aside the com
bination Lewis, of Edwards county, was
doing all in his power to form a western
combination. He wanted the west to
understand that they should have a man
who knew personally of their needs and
reaching the eastern part of the district
he would tell the fellows that if a western
man was nominated eastern aspirants
would have another chance shortly. He
used this with considerable effect and his
telling blows made those most interested
jump around quite lively in trying to off
The leading obstacle in forming a com
bination in the west is the feeling exist
ing between Edwards and Booth. Both
live in the same county and after a hot
contest Edwards has the delegation and
thought to play even on Edwards by tak
ing charge of the Lewis campaign. This
caused Edwards and his faithful support
ers to show much determination in their
work against any combination Colonel
Lewis might suegest for himself.
The early morning hours were spent by
the Lewis workers trying to create a strong
anti-Wichita sentiment. They evidently
thought Colonel Hallowell likely to be
greatly in the lead and work in that line
was in demand. Colonel Lewis aimed to
make it a geographical matter and also to
try to bring out in politics a local prejudice.
There is not doubting the fact that he was
correct when he concluded this plan would
be of some benefit to him.
THE CONVENTION ASSEMBLES.
James Kelly, of Pratt, chairman of the
congressional committee, called the con
vention to order promptly at 10 o'clock,
and was selected as temporary chairman,
and W. T. Maher, of Wellington, secre
tary. In the appointment of the committee on
credentials, McPherson, backed by some
the Lewis following, wanted to have the
committee composed of one delegate ap
pointed by each candidate, but the power
that organized the convention was able to
vote down the proposition S2 for to 75
against. The usual committees were ap
pointed. Morton Albaugh, of Kingman,
was mule chairman of the credentials
committee; William Whittingal, of Sum
ner, chairman of permanent organization;
H. C. Sluss, of Sedgwick, chairman of the
resolution committee; W. F. Collins, of
Grant, of rules and order of business.
The convention adjourned to reconvene
at 2 p. m., but when the time arrived the
credentials committee was having a hot
discussion over the contest from Finney
county between Buffalo Jones and Milton
Brown, which called for over three hours
time and was decided in favor of Buffalo
Jones. The committee appeared shortly,
before 6 o'clock and the report was adopted
with enthusiasm. H. B. Kelly, of Mc
Pherson, was made permanent chairman
and William Carney, of Barton, secretary
with William Mather reading secretary.
the platform adopted.
Judge Sluss, of Wichita, chairman of
the committee on resolutions, read the re
port of the resolutions committee which
report was adopted by a rising vote. Fol
lowing is the platform:
AVe favor the free and unlimited coinage
of silver, and such other legislation as
may be necessary to insure an increase of
volume of currency adequate to the
growing demands of our trade and popu
lation. Believing that the national bank
ing system has accomplished the purpose
for which it was created, and that it can
not further subserve any useful purpose,
we favor the repeal of the national bank
ing law. We favor the issue of full legal
tender treasury notes in such amounts as
may be necessary for the proper transaction
of the business of the country.
We favor such adjustment and
reduction of tariff schedules as shall best
subserve the varied interests of a great
nation, keeping in view as matter of first
importance the properitv of agriculture,
our greatest industry. We commend the
administration of President Harrison and
endorse to the fullest extent the principle
of reciprocity in our commercial relations
with other nations of America o ably ad
vocated by Hon. James G. Blaine. We
also recognize the growth of the mutual
interests of the western and southern
states of this union.
We favor such legislation as will
effectually prevent the organiza
tion or mamtamence of trusts and
combines. We demand that con
cress shall pass such laws as shall ef
fectually prevent dealing in futures in any
acricultural or mechanical productions.
"We favor the immediate passage by con
gress of a law saving to the states of this
country the police power of regulating and
controling the sale of intoxicating
liquors within their limi s. We favor a
national bankruptcy law as a matter of
vital interest to the west. We favr zha
development-of the means of irrigation in
aid to agriculture, as a mSter of
vital importance to the people of
western Kansas. We favor a deep
harbor upon the gulf and urge
the house of representatives to pas the
nate bill providing therefor without de
lav. We heartily indorse Governor L. L.
Humnhrev and the Republican admia
istration of Kansas as firm, dear, economic
cal and in the best interest of the pro
ducer. The practical statesmanship of Senator
Preston B. Plumb, and especially his re
cent brilliant fight in the senate for free
coinage of silver, commends itself to the
admiration and approval of every citizen
of Kansas. That iu Senator John J. In
galls the Republican party of the
state and nation has one of
its most brilliant leaders. That in
our senior senator we especially recognize
a fearless champion of the old soldiers and
of true Republicanism against Bourbon
Democracy, and heartily favor his re-election
to the position he now so fitly occu
pies and so eminently adorns.
We congratulate our present distin
guished representative, Honorable S. R.
Peters, upon the honorable position he has
attained in the congress of the nation, and
fully recognize his faithful and. laborious
service in Dehalf of his constituents and
for the good of the country at large.
The platform absolves the nominee, if
elected, from all all allegiance to the ten
ets of the party if they shall vary from the
interests of the Seventh district.
The report of the committee passed with
three cheers and a tiger, when the conven
tion adjourned till S p. m.
naming their men.
The convention convened at 8 o'clock
and Judge Vanderwert placed in nomina
tion Colonel J. M. Lewis, of Edwards
county. The speech was an ordinary one
but the enthusiasm for Lewis caused it to
be responded to cheerily. G. S. Nutter, of
Finney, nominated Buffalo Jones; H. G.
Nelson nominated J. M. Johnson, of Kear
ney; H. B. Keliy presented Professor
Swenson, of McPherson; J. C. Strang nom
inated W. C. Edwards, of Larned; James
McCartney nominated J. iL Jones, o
JUDGE REED'S SPEECH.
The speech of the evening was made by
Judge C. Reed, of Wichita, in naming
Colonel J. R. Hallowell. He was often
cheered to the echo and at the close great
enthusiasm and cheering ensued for three
minutes. The speech was most highly
complimented and is given complete as
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Convention:
What means this assemblage of repre
sentative men? What means these intelli
gent, anxious faces? If I mistake not it
means that the.people of the great Seventh
congressional district are in earnest,
greatly in earnest; in earnest about what,
may I inquire? In earnest simply to
nominate some gentleman who shall
"make the race" for congress? No, cer
tainly not that. But in earnest, if I
understand the situation, to nominate a
man who, when nominated, shall place
himself grandly at the head of the Re
publican column, and with the enthusiasm
of a knight of olden times shall take into
his hands the colors of his party and sur
mounting all obstacles shall bravely
march to victory. Can this task be
assigned to any of u"? No, a thousand
times no. The conditions which surround
us forbid it. The political seas have al
ready lashed themselves to a foam of
angry contention, and he must be no
mean and unworthy pilot who shall steam
us safely into port.
The question therefore recurs, who is
there among us that shall rise up and with
the magic of his waud shall part the
turbulent waters of defeat and lead the
Republican host over dry shod to the table
land of victory. In other words, the issue
presented for the consideration ot this
convention is not what are the personal
claims of this or that candidates, but
what candidate best prophesies in his per
son thir success of those principles which
the Republican party is pledged to main
tain. In short what should be the qualifi
cation of him who shall lead us in this
contest? I answer, speaking generally,
that the man who dares to lead us in this
contest must be a man of high character,
of broad intellectual range, and a Republi
can without guile. If he is less he will
fall by the wayside; if he is less defeat is
even now ours.
The philosopher of Concord but spoke
the sentiment oi inanlcinu wnen lie said:
"Men of character are the conscience of the
society to which they belong." Who does
not applaud the immortal declaration of
the great Martin Luther: "The pros
perity of a country does not depend upon
the abundance of "its revenues, nor on the
strength of its fortifications, nor on the
beauty of its public buildings, but it con
sists in its number of cultivated men of
character; here are to be found its true
interests, its chief strength, its real
I am aware that the tendency of modern
times is to ignore in politics men of strong
character, but there never was a greater
mistake, and there never was a time
greater than the present when men of
high character, of intense individuality
were needed to control and direct the
seething, turbid streams of political life.
Let us not overlook this matter now
Let us nominate today a man whom we
know by th very force of his character to
be sound on all questions that interest the
country at large such as an extension of
the volume of currency to do the business
of the country sound on all questions
that affect the growth and prosperity of
the great west, such as the free coiuage of
silver: sound on all questions that concern
the dying gladiators of the nation, such
as the servi e pension question; sound on
all questions that relate to the agricultu
ral classes, such as legitimate national
legislation upon transportation rates;
sound on all questions that concern the la
boring classes, such as the restriction of
the unbridled immigration of pauper la
bor; sound on all questions that will de
velop and build up the great state of Kan
sas and bring prosperity and sustenance to
those of her citizens who, iu the sweat of
the brow, labor to keep body and soul to
gether; sound on all questions that apper
tain to the philosophy of labor and capital
in their widest ramifications.
Our candidate should likewise be a man
of honest convictions, and one who has the
moral courage to sustain those convictions.
Let us therefore nominate a man today
who we know, by the very strength of his
character, will prove faithful to the inter
ests committed to his trust, faithful to the
interests of the people against the tyranny
of arbitrary capital, faithful to the inter
ests of the agricultural classes against the
unnecessary exaction of tariff, fathful to
the interest of the people against the sur
render of public domain, except for actual
settlement: faithful to the interests of the
people against a system of loose natural-1
ization, faithfulrto the interests of the !
except to citizens or to those who have de
clared their intention to become such,
faithful against the encroachment of a
wicked foreign socialism, faithful to the
interests of the people in both great and
small affairs; faithful to the honor and
protection of the flac wherever it floats.
faithful to the safety of the American I
citizen wherever he may roam, upon land
or sea; faithful to the sacredne-vs of the j
ballot wherever, wheneverand by wbomso- J
ever cast, faithful in cementing the bonds
of union between all sections of our be- i
loved countrv: faithful to America and its I
interests as "against the world. Yes, let
us nominate a man today who not only
has honest convictions on all public ques
tions but who will prove faithful to thoe
convictions; who, it need be. will stand up
in the halls of congress and placing his
hand upon the throat of the iniquitous
sysiem of trusts, monopolies, and the
soullness money power of WalLmreet, will
say to them, "in the name of oppressed
humanity: "Take thy beak out of my
heart and take thy form from off my
door." Yes. the representative from toe
Seventh districh must be faithful,
faithful as that man of whom it was
written: "He sweareth to bis own hurt
and changeth not;' faithful as the "Aye,
Aye. Sir" of the midnight watchman on a
tempest-tossed ship, faithful as that grand
soul of noble youth immortalized in verse,
who amki theforked tongues of fire would
not desen his post; faithful as that grand
est leader of men in ancient times of whom
it was said "he refused to be called the son
of Pharaoh's daughter."
He who represents U3 at the national
capitol should not only be sound on all pub
lic questions and faithful to the interest of
the people, but he should likewise be a
man of broad capacity; he should not only
be honest and courageous in his convic
tions, but those convictions should be in
telligent; he must be a man of intellectual
grip, as the bard of Avon puts it, "of large
discourse, looking before and after;" he
should be strong in debate and wise in
counsel; he should understand the theory
of government, and know the motives
which prompt men; he should divine the
needs of the great west, and of Kansas in
particular; he should appreciate the fact
that the development of agriculture is the
first and true source of all wealth; he
should know that all governments are
essentially wrong under whose laws the
rich become richer and the poor become
poorer,and where three-fifths of the wealth
of the land is possessed by one-twentieth
of the inhabitants.
He should not, however, be allured by
every jack-o'-lantern of reform: his steady
brain should not be confused by every
Ehantom of demagoguery; he should exert
iraself at all times for such measures as
are fair and equitable between the nublic
and the individual, having due regard for
the legitimate province of government; he
should be able to originate propositions of
government, and when so originated to
maintain them by the power of his logic;
he should understand that it is to the pub
lic interest that all legislation should be
so directed that where the production of
wealth is greatest there its distribution
should be the most equitable that all leg
islation should be so framed, that it will
yield the largest results to the laborer
that all legislation should be so construct
ed that whenever and wherever the pur
chasing power of money is increased, then
and there the price of labor and the pro
ducts of the soil should likewise be in
creased. In the halls of congress he should be
heard on all questions that concern the
country at large; his energies should ex
tend beyond the distribution of garden
seeds, patent reports and that other all-absorbing
question of statesmanship the
filling of postoffices; he should not be a
self constituted leader, a "Sir Oracle" that
feeds upon the gall of his infatuation and
the weakness of his assumptions.
We are not particularly concerned about
the character of his rhetoric, but he should
most certainly be a man of ideas and not a
mere phonograph that talks without
thinking. We want a man who
wields the battle-ax of a strong native
talent not a masquerader in the em
broidered tights of scholarship a second
hand dealer in scholastic pottery.
We don't want our representative to
play the part of the "Wild man from Bor
neo" in the side show. Wo demand that
he take part in the grand chariot race
which is advertised to come off in the big
tent. The member from the Seventh dis
trict, when he talks, therefore, must inter
est the man from Maine as well as the man
from Kansas. In brief, the Seventh con
gressional district will not "put up" with
any 2x4 statesman, any hand organ pro
gram; it demands a grand orchestra,
whose notes shall peal out over the land,
swelling the souls of the people to a nobler
and higher conception of citizenship.
He who represents us at Washington
must not only be sound, faithful, and of
broad capacity, but he must likewise be
upright, honorable, pure and incorruptible
in the administration of public affairs. In
these evil times when the people are leing
betrayed by a kiss, stimulated by "thirty
pieces of silver," we should be sure to se
lect a man across whoe soul there never
crept a shadow of suspicion, a man from
whose political fingers there can drip no
gore of ill gotten gain; he should be incor
ruptible against infiuences of every char
acter; incorruptible against all the gold of
the political Phillips; incorruptibleas were
those Hebrew children whose zeal for the
right triumphed over the fires of a furnace
seven times heated.
Such, gentlemen, is an outline of the
man who should represent us at the seat of
government. Have we such a man among
us? I answer, yes. Who is he" Listen.
When but a lad upon the Wabash, and the
clouds of civil war were bursting, impelled
by the inherent nobility of his nature he
sprang to the conflict of arms and nobly
did he sustain himself in forty-one oattles
amid the raining fires of shell and ball. By
a dauntless courage and a wisdom that be
longed to an older head he arose from the
ranks to a colonelcy at the age of 22. When
white-winged peace had spread her snowy
pinions over the blackened and charred
fields of rebellion, he modestly assumed the
duties of private citizenship. As in the
blaze of war so in the calm of peace he roe
to .i merited distinction, and the state of
Kansas is indebted to him today for his la
bors and counsel, first in the house, then
in the senate of its legislature and after
wards in the national councils of his party.
As a student of his profession he early
mastered its difficulties and then attained
its well earned honors, having served for
the peiiod of six years as the lederal prose
cuting officer of the district of Kansas, a
position which he filled with the greatest
ability and the utmost fidelity.
As a Republican he is without guile
He belongs to the famous "Tenth legion"
of his party, with his position always in
the front of battle.
As a Republican he has assisted the
party of this state for nearly twenty years
in formulating the platform of its prin
ciples; as a Republican he has been a
Erominent figure in all of the political
attles which have been fonght and won
on the soil of Kansas during the past two
decade; as an orator upon the stump in
defense of Republican doctrine he has few
equals, and those who have heard him can
attest the power and glitter of his Damas
cus blade as he divided asunder the
sophistries, the joints and marrow of the
opposition; as a Republican he has, in the
language of another, trodden the heights
of political life and "borne his breast un
harmed against all the shafts of malice;"
as a Republican he has tood in the full
"blaze of that light which beats against
the throne, and its fiercest ray has found
no flaw in his armor, no stain on his
shield;" as a Republican he has partici
pated in the achievements of his party,
and treasures in his heart the memory of
As a citizen in the private walks of life
he fills the measure of an honest gentle
man, and possesses the "genius of com
Raise a farmer's boy, and afterward a
laborer himself, his sympathies are with
the working classes with all men who
dig, toil and sweat, because he himvlf ha?
dug and toiled. Indeed his relation
ship to his fellowman may be epitomized
in that beautiful line of the poet,
"Large was his bonnty.his soul sincere."
Yes, fellow citizens, large is his bounty,
sincere is bis soul, for in no sordid and sel
fish sense has he ever Mught his own
aggrandizement, large is hit bounty and
sincere is his soul, because we who know
him, and we who have watched and seen
the pulsations of the inner man can affirm
that out of his honest heart there never
stole a small feeling; large is his bounty
and sincere is bis soul, iecaue we who
know him can attest that across hit
strong, clear mind there never floated a
cloud of small thought: large is his bounty
and sincere is his soul. because we who
know him can declare that his whole being
Ls "malice towards none and charity
towards all." large is his bounty and sin
cere is his soul, because when others were
hiding and cringing and hairing between
two opinions upon that great question
which affected his comrades of the tented
field. he, first among men.
brandished on high the shining lance of
a manly independence and stepping
boldly to the front blew the loud bugie
blast of an unselfish and lofty patrioosta.
large is tea bounty and aincera i his wml
because in hi sympathy for his fellow
man, like that great Roman who filkd the
work! with theliKre of hi fame "when
the poor have cried," be too, "hath weoc"
Yes, my countrymen, ia the days which
are to carat men will say of kim was
said of tba nobis BrnaiK He only ia a
generous, honest thought of common good
to all made one of them."'
And now if you ask whence comes he, I
"He hails not from the head waters of the,
But from "the Peerless Princess of the
Plains, lovely Wichita."
Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the con
vention, I now present for your favorable
consideration the claims of a gentleman
whose very name when analyzedis a syno
nym of good cheer and a harbinger of suc
cess, whose words of companionship are a
benediction to his friends, whose person
nature has sealed withher finest graces, and
filled his soul with the knight errantry of
the past. Nominate him and you will
impart to the rank and file of the party an
enthusiasm which the wiles of the enemv
can not circumvent; nominate him, and
the stars in their courses' will hght
against the sisera of opposition; nominate
him today and victory even now dances
upon your banners. I allude to the
gallant soldier, the steadfast friend, the
honest, svmpathetic citizen, the faithful
public officer, the chivalrous statesman,
the loyal Kansan. the knightly James, the
Theodore Botkin. of Stevens, was nom
inated by Captain Steele and T. A. Hub
bard, of Sumner, was named by Jude
m oous in a very creuiuiute mouua. iuu
completed the nominations.
The convention then proceeded to ballot.
The first ballot showed Hallowell 35, Ed
wards 'JO, Swrnson 11, Botkin 14, C J.
Jones 7, Hubbard 23, Lewis 25, J. W.
Jones 19, Johnson 5.
There were twenty-one ballots taken ad
journing at midnight.
Hallowell gained slowly, reaching 55, re
maining there from the seventeenth" ballot.
Lewis at the fourth ballot showed 35,
when it became interesting. He went to
49 on the eleventh ballot, dropping back
to 45 at the close.
Hallowell gained steadily till the fifth
ballot when he lost until the tenth ballot
when he raised from 50 to 52, his greatest
strength till that time. Edwads steadily
lost till the eight ballot when he gained 3
votes, stopping at 16 on the tenth.
Botkin's vote was a vacillating one. leav
ing him 10 on the tenth ballot. Hubbard
gained for three ballots when he fell off
graduallj- till the tenth ballot he had 19.
Lewis gained steadily till the eighth bal
lot when he showed up 49 votes, the next
two ballots falling to 46. The other votes
were small, Swenson withdrawing after
the second ballot.
The last ballot showed Botkin 9. Ed
wards 17. C. J. Jones 6. Hallowell 55, Hub
bard 16, Lewis 45, J. W. Jones 12, Johnson
nALLOWELL MEN CONFIDENT.
The Hallowell friends say that the
indications are more favorable at the close
that at the beginning, that Lewis is un
able to combine on the element he expected
to, and that in due time something will
appear that will startle the natives.
Great enthusiasm is shown but so far no
exhibition of bad feeling. The convention
will meet at 9 a. m., tomorrow morning.
Nashville, Tenn., July 30. The Repub
lican state convention was called to order
at noon. Hon. John R. Walker, of the
state committee, designated Hon. Zach
Taylor, of Shelby county, as temporary
chairman and J. Q. Boyd and V. S.
Tipton as secretaries, which action was
approved by the convention. There is a
large attendance of delegates with a fewer
number of colored men on hand than
usual. After appointment of the various
committees the convention took a recess
till 2 p. in.
Zack Taylor, ex-congressman from the
Tenth district, was made permanent chair
man. The committee on organization re
ported Congressman L. C. liouk for per
manent chairman. The committee on res
olutions submitted a platform which was
adopted with great applause. It is sub
stantially as follows.
We, the Republicans of the state of Ten
nessee, in convention assembled, do hereby
affirm our allegiance to the Republican
principles expressed in the last
national platform and we hereby
endorse the administration of President
Harrison. We especially endorse their ef
forts to enact a protective tariff law. We
also recognize the right and duty of con
gress to pass such effective national elec
tion laws as will insure to every citizen
the right and privilege of. casting a freo
and honest ballot and of having
the same counted and returned as
cast. We are opposed to all
unlawful combinations commonly known
as trusts, and wo mot heartily approve
the law recently passed by the Republi
cans in congress which was promptly
aporoved by the president, and which
makes all such trusts and combines a high
misdemeanor. We denounce the adminK
tratiou of the Democrats of this state an
weak, short-sighted, non-progressive and
Hon. Lewis T. Baxter, of Davidson
county, was nominated for governor by
acclamation. He is a capitalist and presi
dent of the Nashville commercial club.
NEBRASKA INDEPENDENTS' TICKET,
Lincoln, Neb., July 30. It was 90 last
night when the Independent convention
was again called to order. W. II. Dean
of Saunders county was- nominated for
lieutenant governor on the second ballot
by a vote of B82. An attempt was made to
adjourn but it failed and it was 12 o'clock
when a ballot for secretary of htate wat
taken, Charles M Maybury of Pawnee
county being successful. Little opposition
developed to the name of J. V. Wolfe of
Lancaster for treasurer, who wa
nominated on the Brst ballot.
The convention did not conclude it
labors until 4 o'clock this morning. The
candidates for commissioner of public
lands and buildings not being nominated
until after 3 o'clock. The full ticket is m
follows: For governor, J H. Powers, of
Hitchcock county, for lieutenant gover
nor, W. II. Drrck, of SaundTH county;
vcrctary of state, M. C Maybury. of
Pawnee: treasurer. J. V. Wolfe, of Lan
caster; auditor, John Beatty. of Holt; at
torney general, George W. Edgerton, of
Douula; commisioner of public land
and buildincc, W. F. Weight, of Omaha;
superintendent of public instruction. Prof.
D Almond, of Furnas. As soon as the
national convention had adjourned the
delegates to the First district congro4ofll
convention assembled and nmuiimcm4y
nominad ex-Snator E. 1L VanWyck, for
DEMOCRATS PRAISE BLAINE
LHtroLX. Neb., July 90 At the Fir
dl-irict Democrat ooogrewdoaal conten
tion. William J Bryan, of Ltacoln, wm
nominated A resolution was adopted in
open convention the purport of which fcs
that the Democrats assomWed ond greet
ings to James ( Biaine, coagratoiattag
him on bis denunciation of the McKinlej
NORTH DAKOTA TICKET.
Grand Forks. N. D . July . The Ry
publtcau &tate convention tonight nom
inated Captain Burke, of Farso, for gov
ernor; Roger Aitea for litont gov
ernor and M. II. Johnson for coareu.
NOTHING BUT DISCUSSION.
Chicago. I1L. July 20. At the nieetl
of th Wetrn Freight ftMocSatiou today
the entire Ms-tan was deroed to the eea
skieralioa of the committee' resort oa the
oathwe-:ra freight Mtaatkm. No ofajre
tkra was offered to that part of the report
which mxraraefKied aa &dTan Ja tfce
rate on hrr ock, dred bf and park
ing hottv products from the soathwrHem
Miwvocn nrer point to Chicago, nor lo
proposed arrangement for a nvV4o of
competitive rales. Tise lumber rate 9-
txra was cot wsttled. t
HARRISON AT CAPE MAY.
Cape Mat. X. J., Jrysa.-Prcsldot
Harrion antfd here at 99 ei,k
night. He will probably renmte until
Tuesday. Secretary BU!ae 1 eipeoted t
55? tLt IKldlt SsrB.
AN AWE PLOT.
DELIBERATE ATTEMPTS TO BBRX 4
A TOWX. V
The Wealth of Mother Earth Valu
ed above the Art
A Oity Ordinance Prohibiting Sinkins
or Oil Wells .Causes Organ
Bairdstown, 0., the Scene of the Conspi
racyA Detective Eeceives Bough
Treatment for Making the Charges
The Criminal Eecord.
TotKPO, O., July SO. A most extraor
dinary condition of afmirs prevails at
Bairdstown, an old village on the Balti
more & Ohio railroad about twenty iniluo
south of thi1 city. It has had five incun
diary fires within a week and evory busi
ness house has been destroyed. The
alleged cau:a is this:
Some time afjo the authorities passed an
ordinance forbidding the sinking of any
ga or oil wells within the town limited
Men who were holding town lots at big
prices, hoping to sell them to oil
men. thus found their aspirations
checked. -Remarks were made that "What
is below the grouud is more valuable
than what is above it." The idea that a
section of a community, as is Intimated,
would set deliberately to work ami burn
up a town with the view of converting the
site into oil producing territory, is some
thing so .singular tjiut one can scarcely be
lieve it to be possible, and yet this state
ment is publicly intimated by citizens of
the destroyed village.
A Cincinnati detective named Burkett
went there a few days ago
and soon declared that th citi
zens wero engaged In a conspiraoy
to burn tho town. An indignation meet
ing was held and the excitement became so
intense that n scheme was startsl to lynch
him. Therefore on Monday night he was
taken from the calaboose and taken to tho
woods where a rope was placed around his
need. It is claimed that tho object was
simply to frighten tho fellow, but Mayor
Xusbaum reached tho scene of tho lynoh
ing none too soon, as the young fellow was
even then being lifted. Half dead with
fright, ho begged plteously for mercy and
promised to leave the town.
SCANDAL IN OMAHA'S COUNCIL.
Omaha, Xeb., July 80. On Information
of County Attorney Mahoney warrants
were issued vestenlay for tho arrest of M.
D. Roche, Edward Johnston and John N.
Burke. Roche, who is the ex-county clerk,
is charged with offering Councilman John
ston and Burke 13.000 for tho purpoaa of
influencing the votes of other councilmou
on an ordinauco in the South Omaha coun
cil granting a right of way through tho
citv to tho Chicago, Rock Island t Paolflo
DEADLY FIGHT WITH TRAMPS.
Ikdiakapolis, Ind., July 30. A Iake
Shore freight train was attacked by tramp
Monday night near South Bnd. Brake
man Cfharles Miller was killnk, but uot
until after he had slain his assailant.
UNION PACIFIC SAFE ROBBED.
Dkxvkii.CoL, July SO Burglars entered
tho load ticket office of the Union PuaJfla
Railroad company at Seventeenth and
Larimer -areola omc time after 12 o'clock
last night, blew up the hafo and robtwd
the cash 1kx of about tl.500. Tho nolico
arrested four men who ore busikkjUmL
TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AT A DEPOT.
Spr-ctal DlNpatrh tri Ui Dattr Ktrf
Marios. Kan., July 250. A.s tho SanUv
IV passenger was pulling Into the dopot ntt
Jlillsboro today two jmall boys turned tho
express truck on the platform Just in tlmo
to 15 struck by the eiujitn- txtdly injuring
the two boy and th station aett, J, F.
Hrv. Mr Hey had an arm ami leg bokon.
and received internal ijurit wltfeh may
EUROPEAN TARIFF AGITATION.
London'. July 80 A diapritch frm
Parts says that though the French govarti
nifiit has uot met with much huocom in hn
I'florts to Induce Kiirupmn powni to form
a trade coalition in rdauation tor tho
American tariff, yet It i id that hoti
asurancs have been givrn that dfeeomr
agement will bo thrown Indirectly in tho
way of American Importations In thont
lines whon in competition with tb nativo
In England the agitation ovar the Ainor
ican tariff is grentlr on the incmw, al
though at present. and forborne time pt.
btiDintm in good for th American tnarkvt
has Ikwi much stimnlatd by the propM3t
of tbo MrKmley tariff, many factoriw
bring ran night and day to supply Ue
market aboad of the &ntk-ipatd embargo.
VAGGONER GETS THE DISPATCH.
ATOUfON. Kaa, July 80 Tbr b erU
dently a Imk in Jay Gonld' Nw York
ofllci. A diwpatrh was iai out frnt Ka
nas City Momiay night that a private Um
plch from Xrw York city twhi that Jay
Gould had wired tix MUsouri I'acMe $
eral attonwy, B P Waggoner, of tkfci
city, to take a hand in lb WyuMiotto &
2s"orthweUTB coatrovwwy with the Ka
mls City Vniou D-pot company Ycsi
day Mr "Wazgoof r daid baring mratotd
such a dispatch or any lnsAr actios wiwtfc
erpr. Since thoa Mr. Wagawior ha ro
ceiv! th- much talked of nittpatrik. J
will join with tho KorUrwwtom aOemegr
awl mak a 9ght ia tfc? worts for tike -traaee
to tho union depot orer Um HU
souri Pacific track,
LADY DUMLO VICTORIOUa
Los-fcOK. July 24. Ia Uh ttt for a M
rnrec brought by Vfecoent DmUo atfnhwit
bis wife, who before her marrtau wm a
inffer in the Ixxtdon Imc hail, tin; tmmf.
found for th dotaKUat Th
zraoW tne cosU of U aetkn aMiM
Yteoant Dnnio A w crowd s&kxd
abrtat in conrt faoan- awitug Um des
and wfc Lady Danlo made W fP'f
Aace. af Ur th" verdict wm PMMtmmtM, m
wm greeted with load appiaw- Jm4Ht
Hannoe in Mtamring ? ld that tt vww
urtd'-nt thus, the iroit bad bi WogS fcr
Lord C'Unearty d not by Vf
cottat Daato, ad throeRbowi W nmnrtM
bowd that he wA ws Lady DW.
Mi IMPORTANT ORDSJL
Pajsw. Tc. JoJy A importaafc
order has b id hf Zadlaa Agomt
Is- BoJHH-tt wait will reatovn a Mwrse
trouble b ? Um Cluckasaws and tdw
waif MOr. it V tku all noaKteEtoaw
dastriag to mMk; te tnat OMUttry am
eotapfy wtt te ladUn yrsnU. tvadU
tioe or kMi by Notember J. 1SWL Uotv
poforr th act Jww not 1&utUkv4 ad
jxan-cttljMM pd p-rmtut or jm, m tiugr
p)&Mi H afeo ontor tkt iwritBWii
feciria to do to tfc Mtffcfi
atkt okrtiun Ut UMsemmsy tmdntK
dirct from tin: Sstortor fcfrtwHii.
AKfiESTY GRAKTEO TO ALL.
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