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VOL. 36.—N0. 159 SOLID FOR BLAINE. Nebraska Republican State Convention. An Ovation for the Man From Maine. Deacon Harrison Damned by Faint Praise. Bill WoKlnley and the SloKlnley Bill Given a Hearty Endorsement— Free Coinage of Silver Declared to He a Dufuoat Thing. &«aonl*tetl Prom Dispatchen. Liscoln, Neb., Sept. 24.—The Repub lican state convention was called to or der here at 10 o'clock this morning by Chairman Watson, of the state central committee. He made a brief speech of congratulation on the large attendance and piedicting success for the candidates to be nominated. "If the signs be true," said Chairman Watson, "the Republican national con vention at Omaha [cheers] in '92 will nominate the next president of the United States, and that man will be the glorious captain of the ship of state, that skillful navigator, that fearless leader, the bright, brilliant, matchless Blame. At the mention of the name of Blame, ft cord from the rear was touched and the portrait of Secretary Blame dropped in sight. The five hundred delegates sprang to their feet and cheered. In concluding his speech he introduced George Thummell. of Grand Island, as temporary chairman. He was greeted with cheers. His speech was brief, con sisting mostly of predictions of Repub lican success. The temporary officers were declared permanent. Among the resolutions introduced and referred to the committee was one op posing any fusion whatever with the Democratic party. All resolutions were referred to the committee on platform, and the convention took a recces until 2:30 p.m. Ttie committee on resolutions imme diately met and began the formation of the platform. There was little differ ence of opinion as to the financial and transportation question. The platform adopted renews the ex pression of the Republican party of Ne braska, of its devotion to the principles of the Republican party, and declares that those principles should be a strong point of union between all the Republi cans of Nebraska. The prosperity of the state unrler Re publican rub, is mentioned —prosperity which should silence "the calamity talkers." It congratulates President Harrison on his wise and courageous administration. It continues as fol lows : We rejoice in the restoration of visor and statesmanship In tlte conduct of our foreign affairs under the guiding hand of America's favorite son, James G. Blame. "We approve of the silver coinage act of the present administration, by which the entire product of the pilver mines of the United States is added to- the cur rency of the people, but. we denounce the Democratic doctrine of free and un limited coinage of silver as a financial policy, able to precipitate the people ol every city and every state in the union into a prolonged and disastrous depression, and delay the revival of businesa enterprise and prosperity, so ardently desired and now apparently near. Free and unlim ited coinage of silver would tend to the hoarding of gold and force the use of cheap money in the payment of wages in every workshop, mill, factory, store and farm, and tend to the scaling down of the wages of toil ers already depressed, and weakening the purchase power of the dollar which would be used to purchase the products of the farmers. We are in favor of hav ing every dollar as good as any other dollar. "We demand the maintenance of the American system of protection to Amer ican industry, and the labor policy that has been identified with every period of our national prosperity, and we admire the genius of that heroic statesman, William McKinley, Jr., whom the peo ple of Ohio will make their next gov ernor, in recognition of his magnificent service to the country, ' We also commend and endorse that policy of reciprocity by which the Cen tral and South American nations and Spanieii Indies are being opened up to our trade upon favorable terms, and by whioh all the surplus products of our country may_ find a market, and by which all our people shall receive in exchange therefor a long line of products which do not pro duce ruinous competition among our own people, nor destroy the developing industries of our country. "We are heartily in favor of the gen eral provisions of the interstate com merce law, and, we demand the regula tion of all railway and transportation lines in such a manner as to insure fair and reasonable rates to the producers and consumers of the country. "We favor such legislation as will pre vent all illegal combination, and all unjust exactions by aggregated capital and incorporated powers. "We insist upon the suppression of all trusts, combines and schemes de signed to artificially increase the prices of the necessaries of life." The World's Columbian exposition is endorsed as an "important event in the world's history," and ''we are in hearty sympathy with every effort to make it a success." An additional appropriation for Nebraska's exhibit is recommended. After the adoption of the platform, Chairman Webster, of the cominitteeon regulations, moved the adoption of the following: Resolved, That the Republicans of Nebraska, in convention assembled, send cordial greeting to their brethren in ' Ohio, who are so nobly battling for the principles of the party for honest money and reform, and a fair protective tariff, and for Blame's idea of reciprocity. [Cheers.] Resolved, That we will hail with en thusiasm and joy the announcement of their American success. (Applause.) The resolutions were adopted, like wipe the following: Resolved, By the delegates of the Re publican party of Nebraska, in conven tion assembled, that we demand as a matter of right that the national Republican convention in '92 be held west of the Mississippi river, to the end that the great states west of that river, containing as they do more than one-third the entire population of the United States, and wherein the Republi can party has always been loyal to the national Republican ticket, be recog nized. We most earnestly join the great Republican party of lowa, expressed by their convention July Ist, in naming Omaha as the place where such conven tion should be had, and to this end we moat respectfully demand consideration at the hands of "the national Republican committee when it shall meet to name the time and place of holding such con vention. [Cheers.] For associate justice of the supreme court, A. M. Post, the present district judge, of Crete, was nominated on the fourth ballot. For regents of the uni versity, Senator H. P. Shumway, of Dawson county, and Charles Marsh, of Douglass county, were nominated on the first ballot. S. D. Mercer, of Omaha, was chosen chairman of the state com mittee, and the convention adjourned sine die. A REPUBLICAN LOVE FEAST. A Reception Tendered <T. Slout Fassett In New York. New Yokk, Sept. 24. —The Union League club tonight tendered a dinner and reception to J. Sloat Fassett. Nearly every Republican of prominence waß in attendance. Chauncey M. Depew made a speech, half humorous and half political, Bpeak ing of the determination of the Demo cratic party to make the world's fair a conspicuous feature of the state campaign, asserting that the Republi can party allowed it to go to Chicago. The whole west, Depew said, wanted the fair. JSo one worked harder than he to secure it for New York, but the appeal of the western men was simply resist less. Speeches were made by Mr. Fas sett and other state candidates. STREET RAILWAY SNARL THE CABLE-ELECTRIC WAR BREAK ING- OUT AGAIN. The Pacifio Rolling Mills' Spokesman Says All Hope lor a Compromise Is at an End—lt Is War to the Knife and the Knife to the Hilt. San Francisco, Sept. 24. —The street railway war in Los Angeles between the cable and electric companies bids fair to break out afresh with redoubled fury. Oeorge Whittelt, who Is spokesman tor the i'ntitii Rolling Mills company of this Vity, which is building the Los An geles electric road, was seen today, and said: "All hope of a compromise between the two companies in Los Angeles is at an end, in my opinion, for the reason that the affairs of the cable company are in such a state that any arrange ment with it is, for the present, impos sible. ■ The first and second mortgage bond-holders of that road are quarreling among themselves, and the first named are trying to prove that the whole pro cess by which the second mortgage bonds were issued was illegal and that the boiids in consequence are worthless. In addition to this, the cable people are in an openly declared light with the electric railroad people, and are using every endeavor to prevent the electric railroad peopleirom crossing their tracks. This latter fight of course interferes with the Pacific Rolling Mill company in fulfilling its contract. We are going ahead with our original contract as fast as we can, in order to get our pay, one third of which is to he cash and two thirds in bonds of the road. The con tract says the roadbed must be made ready for us to lay the rails by the elec tric railway company. We shall goon as fast as we can until we reach a point where the roadbed is not ready and then ." When asked what the Pacific rolling mill directors thought of the People's Home Savings bank getting rid of its electric railroad bonds, Mr. Wittell said that he understood the bonds had been bought by the McDonald family, and that one of the McDonalds intended to give up his position in the bank and take charge of the electric road. Frank V. McDonald was seen, and said the bank had disposed of its electric railroad bonds, having sold them to numerous persons, and so far as he knew there would be no change in the present management of the road. James G. Fair and Mr. Whitteil had a conference yesterday, and it is said Pres ident Sherman of the electric road is iv the city, but if so he could not be fouud. WOMEN'S ALLIANCE. A Charter Filed at Topeka for a Na tional Organization. Topek.y. Kan., Sept. 24. —The charter of the National Woman's Alliance was filed with the secretary of state this morning. The incorporators wre Mrs. Senator Peffer, Mrs. Congressman Otis, Mrs. Gotham French, wife of Secretary French of the State Farmers' Alliance; Mrs. Emma D. Peck, editress of the Topeka Farmer's Wife, and Mrs Fannie McCormick. The object of the associa tion is to establish a bureau for the bet ter education of women on economical, social and political questions, and to make and develop a better state, men tally, morally and financially, with free and unconditional use of the ballot. A Conspirator Confeiae*. San Qukntin, Cel., Sept. 24.—George Ross, one of the convicts put in solitary confinement, because of participation in an alleged conspiracy to escape from prison, has confessed that he made the skeleton key found in a prisoner's cell. Ross Bays he knows nothing of the weapons concealed in the cell. He has been released from solitary confine ment. A Triple Tragedy. Louisville, Ky., Sept. 24. — Near Quincv, one hundred miles east of Cin cinnati, today, Thomas Carr. a farmer thirty years old, killed hie wife, her sis ter and himself. Jealousy. FRIDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 25. 1891.—TEN PAGES. HOPKINS-SEARLES. Third Day of the Great Will Contest. The Examination of Mr. Searles Continued. Many Interesting Disclosures Made By the Witness. He Did Not Like to Dave Timothy* De tective* on Hit Track — Air*. Searles Treated by Chris tian Scientist*. Associated Press Dispatches. Salem, Mass., Sept. 24.—This was the third day of the Searles will contest. The examination of Mr. Searles was con tinued. Witness said he had owned the estate in Mothuen twenty-one years. Neither this estate nor the Great Har rington property ever went into the co partnership assets. The Great Batriog ton property was transferred by deed to witness, but tho deed was never re corded. The deed was dated February 25,1888. The transfer was made through Mr. Stillman, and was executed in Europe. Neither of the deeds was ever recorded. Witness did not know orany transfer of the San Francisco homestead. Burleigh then produced deeds of San Francisco, Sacramento and Summit Soda Springs property, in California, from Mrs. Searles through Stillinaß, to witness. Witness said he had, even after these transfers, considered him self and wifo equally interested in the property. The deeds of the Menlo Park property were also put in. None of these had been reorded. There was aIBO a deed of 1500 acres of timber land in Califor nia. A deed was put iv co nveying ab solutely to witness tWe same property conveyed to witness by the marriage settlement. This was made six months after the marriage, and was executed in Europe. The title of the Block Island property stands in witness's name. The Fifth avenue house was purchased in witness's name. These deeds were recorded. Witness understood that the title did-not pass until the deeds were recorded. No one suggested that these be kept from the records so that neither Timothy Hopkins nor any of his wife's relations should know of them. No one gave reasons for so doing. Another long schedule of stocks trans ferred from Mrs. Searles to the copart nership of Searles, Stillman it Hubbard' was put in. A telegram from Mrs. Hopkins to Timothy at San Francisco three days before the marriage was read. It said: "Marriage proposed and refused four years ago consummated November Bth, at 11 a.m. If possible let E. F. S. and myself receive your congratulations. Am writing you. Do not sail before 18th." Witness did not recall hearing the telegram before. He had heard before the marriage that, Timothy Hopkius had detectives following him. He did not like it, but still had no unfriendly feel ings for Timothy. Timothy had said in the presence of his mother that he had employed them, as he was desirous of knowing the character of the man his mother was to marry. At the afternoon session a will of Mary Searles, dated November 22, 1887, with a codicil dated June 10, 1888, was pro duced. Witness (Searles) said he knew of the will, but did not know of its con tents until his wife's death. This will gave $10,000 to John Harwood, a former coachman, and the residue was left, in ' trust to Edward F. Searles, Timothy Hopkins and Thomas Stillman, to pay the income in equal shares to Edward F. Searles and Timo thy Hopkins during their life time, and on their death to whosoever they might designate by will, or failing a will, to pay it to their next of kin. The ex ecutors were the same as the trustees. The codicil dated June 16, 1888, sub stituted the nameof Thomas Hubbard for that of Timothy Hopkins, as trustee and executor, but otherwise confirmed the will. Witness had understood that all the real estate exceptthe homesteads iv San Francisco, Great Barrington and Meth uen were placed in the copartnership. Witness supposed the titles to the estate conveyed by the unrecorded deeds, rested in bin) ntil something occurred to disturb t i. He did not under stand that were a step toward plac ing them in tfie assets of the copartner ship. They were placed in his name to protect the property. Ho had heard Mrs. Searles say before her marriage that she had made previous wills. She never told witness she had promised her first husband to hold her entire prop erty in trust for Timothy. He never heard Mrs. Searles say when she first saw her little granddaughter: "Here comes the little heiress." Witness acknowledged that he had de stroyed some letters within a few weeks, but none from Mr. Stillman or his firm. He had destroyed some letters written by witness to the lady who was to be his wife, as he thought them too stupid to keep. He had known John Parcher some twenty-five years, and he had visited at his house. He was a costumer in Bos ton, and had since been in England. He never knew of Mrs. Searles being ill hardly a day, except her last sick ness, which began in May last. There was a Christian scientist, Mrs. Morse, an aquaintarce, called in by Mrs. Searles in 1890, to treat her, and she treated witness for indigestion. There was another Christian scientist called in about the first of July—Mrs. Day, of New York. No other Chris tian scientists or irregular prac titioners were called. He request ed that there should be no mention of their being called; he did not care about the fact being hawked about. He did not learn that Mrs. Searles' illness was considered critical until two weeks of her death. There were no kindred to be notified who could be reached, Tim othy being in Japan. Dr. Baker and Dr. Wewelhoff were the attending phy sicians. At the close of the hearing, Mr. Bur leigh called for all the letters from Mr. Stillman or Mr. Hubbard, to either Mr. or Mrs. Searles, or from them to the firm; also the cash and check books of Mr. Searles, to be produced at the ad journed hearing, October 14th. STANFORD UNIVERSITY. The Opening Exercise* to Take l'laee Thursday, October lat. Matfield, Cal., Sept. 24.—The open ing exercises of the Stanford university will take place Thursday, October Ist, at the quadrangle. Addresses will be made by Hon. Leland Stanford, Pretd dent David S. Jordan, Hon. James McM. Shafter and Hon. Martin Kellogg. The exercises will be public. The following additional appointments have been made : Edward Howard Griggs, a fellow of Harvard university, assistant professor of ethics and in structor in English; John Anthony Miller, late professor of mathematics in Vincennes university, instructor in mathematics; Ellen L. Lowell, of Ca lais, Me., instructor in physical train ing and director of the Robles gymna sium; Dr. T. D. Wood, of Sycamore, 111., director oi the Encina gymnasium and instructor in athletics. Big Horn Road. Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 24.—-Today articles of incorporation of the Big H oru Valley railway company were filed at the state secretary's office. The organizers are: W. W. Dudley, Rich mond, Ind; E.M.Dawson, Baltimore; Louis L. Michener, Shelbyville, Ind.; Eden D. Crane, John W. Howe, _St. Albans, Vt. The road is to be con structed from a point west of Casper, through the Big Horn valley to the headwaters of the Lakes Fork river, Montana. The capital stock is $6,000,000. A Plum for Portland. Sr. Louis, Sept. 24.—The Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., was in secret Session today, but the question of age limit and the eligibility of liquor dealeig was not considered. A vote being taken on the place of next meeting, Portland, Ore., carried oft" the plum. QUICK WORK OF FLAMES MINNEAPOLIS EXPERIENCES A BIG FIRE. A Large Factory, a Grain Elevator and Other Buildings Burned—A Number of Firemen Severely Injured— Forest Fires Still Raging. Minneapolis, Sept. 24. —Fire broke out in a five-story brick building occu pied by the Moore Wood Carving ma chine company, this afternoon, and the flnrlaroabie nature of the stock caused a rapid spread of the Barnes. Within five minutes the fire burst through the roof. A brisk breeze was blowing, and seeing it was impossible to save the burning building, the attention of the firemen was directed to adjoining property. Ele vator C. stood close behind the building and the roof of the elevator was soon on tire. Within fifteen minutes ftom the start of the tire, the Moore building was gutted, the firemen barely escaping when the walls collapsed. To better fight the fire on elevator C, a score of firemen were on the roof of the annex. There was a sudden ex plosion, and a great stream of fire burst from the end, then from the roof at the right and left, completely shutting from the view of the great crowd on the street the dozen firemen who were on the roof. Through a momentary break, the crowd could see the men attempting to reach the ladders, four fell or jumped. Again the smoke arose and there on a ledge stood a fireman, apparently dazed and not knowing what to do. ''Slide down on the hose," yelled the crowd. He did so, landing safely. All were finally rescued. Oi the eighteen men, whowereon the roof of the annex, thiee are in a precarious condition, and the others are badly burned and injured. The block of frame and brick stores on Washington avenue, the yards of the Mill Wood company, the Kansas City Grain and Feed company's storehouse and several smaller structures were de stroyed or badly damaged before the tire was got under control. The Empire Elevator company, who operated ele vator C, estimate the loss on the ele vator and contents at $100,000; insur ance, $78(000. The Moore company's loss is $50,000; insurance, $8000. The total loss is placed at $197,000 with an aggregate insurance of $107,000. FOKKST FIRKS Continue Their Work of Destruction in Minnesota an" Wisconsin. Pine City, Minn., Sept. 24.—The ter rific forest fires raging in this vicinity are rapidly approaching town, and sev eral farmers in the vicinity lost their houses and other outbuildings yesterday, and two school houses were burned, the pupils escaping with difficulty. It is estimated that the loss to timber in this section has already reached $200,000, and this is being increased at the rate of $700 every hour. >ive farmers fighting the flames several miles from here yes terday, were surrounded by fire and burned to death. St. Paul, Sept. 24.—A Pioneer Presß special from Hinckaleysays: The forests of this vicinity are aflame in every direction. Every possible precaution has been taken to prevent the distrue tion of the city, but danger still threat ens. No estimate of the losses near here can yet be given. A man who came in tonight reports all the region between here and the lake burned over. One firm has lost four lumber camps, another three. Between 80,000,000 and 100,000,000 feet of standing pine has been burned. At Finlayson the danger is now all passed. Milwaukee, Sept, 24.—Forest fireß completely surrounded the towns of Pittsville and Dexterville, Wood county, and the entire population is out lighting the flames. 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