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VOL. 36.—N0. 159
Nebraska Republican State
An Ovation for the Man From
Deacon Harrison Damned by Faint
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
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.
"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
"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
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.
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 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.
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
"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.
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
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.
Third Day of the Great Will
The Examination of Mr. Searles
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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. The 300 acre cranberry
marsh of Samuel Hiles, near Dexter
ville, is entirely burned.
A Strit fits well and f 'oves fine Tail
oring when selected from the large New
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SYNOPSIS. SCENE-Corner Main and Requen*
L. O. W. Prices in the role of a Bar- streets,
gain Giver-Resolved to close out the TIME—The Present, until October 31.
Entire Stock of Clothing owned by the 189!.
Company—He must do so—Or forfeit a PT A r«c r„„ t i„„ r< 1
check of $1000-To the Los Angeles FLACE-Los Angelw, Cal.
Council of Lalwr—This he won't do—So ACT I.—To get rid of all Light-Weight
is pledged—To close up Business—By Suits and Overcoats, Boys' Clothing;
October 31,1891—At 10 p.m. and Underwear. GREAT ACT.
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Winter, 1891, represents one of the largest collections
imported into this city, selected from the best looms of
the world. We avoid the two extremes usually practiced
among the tailoring trade, viz., deceptive cheapness and
fancy high prices. Our work is reliable, styles correct and
charges reasonable.
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The Mutual Life Insurance Company
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greater than the total dividends of the nest two largest companies in the world.
It has paid more Cash surrender values to its retiring members than any other
Its total payments to policy holders exceed the combined payments of the next
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It has more Insurance in force in the United States than any other company, and
has more policies in force in the State of California than the next two largest
It has shown actual results of profits on policies already paid and on contracts
now in force that have never been equalled by any other company in the world.
From organization to January 1,1891, it ha 9 paid back in cash to its members and
now holds securely invested for future payment $461 370,159, OVER SIXTY
TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE than ever received from them, besides
paying all taxes and expenses for the past forty-eight years. A record not even
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It issues every legitimate contract connected with human life and its policies are
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For rates or description of the company's bonds, consols, and investment secur
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Southern Department, Pacific Coast Agency, Los Angeles, Calif.,
214 South Broadway. Telephone 28.
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