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HE OMAHAJ DAILY
TWENTY-FIRST YEAH. OMAHA. FKIDAY MORNIN $ , SEPTEMBER 25 , 1891. NUMBER 90.
POST IS THE MAN ,
Nominated for Jnstico of the Supreme Court
After a Struggle.
JUDGE RF.ESE MADE A STRONG FIGHT.
live Ballots Were Necersary Before the Con
vention Reached a Conclusion ,
THERE WAS A /ORMIDABLE FIELD.
Bat a' Combination Wai Finally Made
Which Proved a Winner.
HOW DOUGLAS COUNTY CAST HER VOTE.
Cell > , HnrrNon null Mori-Is Unoli llntl
a rollowiiiR UhiKiiiK Platform
Adopted Hlalne Wildly
Cliccrcil.
for Justice Supreme Oourt . A. M. POST
. jUIIAUI.KS MAUPLE
ForKoscnts . ' , n. t > > BHJMWAy. |
LINCOLN , Neb. , Sept. 24. ( Special Tele
gram to THE BHE. ] Judge A. M. Post of
Columbus was nominated lor Justice of the
supreme court on the fourth formal ballot.
The struggle had been on animated one , and
when the result was announced tbo conven
tion broke Into cheers.
The convention assembled In the Funko
opera house at 11 o'clock. Tbo stage was set
with a neat "interior , " Hung upon the "Hat"
were steel engravings of Generals Grant ,
Logan. Sherman and Sheridan , and Messrs.
Windom and McKinlev. Two largo" Ameri
can flags decorated the first entrance on
cither side of the stage , while the front of
the proscenium boxes was draped In the
national colors. A. largo en craving of Presi
dent Harrison was also suspended above the
proscenium arch. The delegates were led
to their seats by a corps of trained ushers , and
were seated without diftlculty. The delega
tion from Douglas occupied the last row in the
mlddlo section of the pnrquettc , and all of
the same section under tbo balcony.
Many Fanners Were Tlicre.
When the delegates had been seated the
convention presented a most Intelligent ' ap
pearance. It did not comprise as many profes
sional men as have some of the earlier gath-
crincs of the partv. In their stead was an
excellent aggregation of farmers and busi
ness men who migfii truthfully bo said to
represent the Intelligence and patriotism of
the republican party of the state.
The convention wai called together by
John C. Watson , chairman of the republican
state central committee , who was received
with cheers und spoke as follows :
Watson's Opcnlm * Effort.
Follow Republicans : I congratulate you
anil tha country with this year's campaign ,
which opens nrnld such > : oed cinit'ti- . for the rn-
publican party. This ixiirccnt.itiou here
today front every county In the stnte cloirly
Indicates that the farmer and business
men of our grund and glorious voinu com
mon wealth Intend to st.tnil by the
jmrty of freedom , that has faithfully stood by
the country , ever remcmbcrlne that though
It muy have faults. It Is still the truest and
the noblest party In the land. lApplausc.1 I
believe that this leathering heru tins morning
represents thn best Inielllsencu. tbo purest
motives , tliu most patriotism , and the most
progressive forces of the state of NcbrasUu.
When you come to consider the three par-
tics of this state mid the Issues they repre-
( ent , there can bo only one choice for
honest , patriotic men. and that Is the
partv o represent hero tod.iy. [ Ap
plause ] Ono party of this state
the leaders at leant of that party- the Inde
pendent party , seems to think that true
Htatc-manshlp consists In persistently
mallRu'ni ' ; the bauker , the railroad man , the
cupltnliiit und the business man uencrnlly of
this , our common country. They
any tlmt we are on the
vcrxo ot ruin and lire calnmltoiiv
claiming all kinds ot dls-ister. and tlmt the
country Is almost ready for Immediate
mutiny. And we have It from the llpioftbe
democratic conirressimin of this district thut
his party la u twin Bister to the Independent
party. lI.aiiKhttir.lVo expect In the future.
us wu have In the past , to cherish the prlncl-
plttiof the republican party i ; ind to fluhttiudur
Its banner [ applause ] IjecnusuIQ believe
th.it It represents the best patriotism. the pur
est principles and the most progressive lueai
of any p.irty In the land. ( .Applause. ]
It was thu members of that party that laid
the foundation and built this beuulifiil city
ut Lincoln , a nlty with such a Honderful and
magnificent future tbatevery true Nebr.iskun
In proud of his state capital. It wtia the mem
bers of tlmt same party that built up the mc-
trnuollsnf thowLKOinuhiaelty : ) that I predict
will. In the comlne years bo tint monumental
city for every kind of convention a city
whoru the president of the I'liltcd Mutes for
the next four yo.irs will bo crented by the re
publican national convention that will tueet
t < ure next year. [ Applause and cheers. ] And
If wo cnn tell from nh.it. wo heard all over
this country , the glorious captain of that
Kallant Milp will bo the successful navigator.
the ftiurle > ? leader , tha prld of every Ameri
can citizen the brilliant James 0. lllalue.
Wild Cheers for nitilnc.
When Mr. Watson referred to Blalne , a
picture of tno man from Matno which bad
boon suspended In the tiles above the stage
was lowared until it came within the range
of vlslou of the delegates. Tbo moment the
well known features were recognized ,
the convention and tbo spectators
In tbo gallery burst Into a loud
cheer , which for ten minutes was almost
deafening. Then another wave of cheers
broke over tbo audience , while Mr. Watson
itood motionless to allow too gathering to
get Into condition to allow him to bo beard.
At the conclusion of hU speech Mr. Wat-
eon called upon Secretary Seely to read tbo
call for the convention. The latter embodied
H sucgestlon as regards the recommendation
by the central committee of a temporary
chairman and secretary of the convention.
In accordance with tbo suggestion Mr. Wat-
ion suld tbo commltteo had recom
mended as temporary chairman Ueo.-go
Thmumel of Grand Island and Walt M. Scelv
of Bonnet secretary. The recommendation
was approved.
Chairman Thummel then made his appear
ance and was cordially greeted. ID a short
ipcecb he congratulated the republican party
on its putt achievements and expressed the
hope that the convention would maintain har
mony throughout.
Secretary Scely then proceeded to read the
list of delegates present.
Colouol Uussell of Schuylcr said that as
there was no contest la any delegation , the
reading might DO dispensed with and IDA
Hit referred to the commltteo on credentials.
Major Hiuttnifs said that as there was no
contest there was no need of a committee on
credentials. They could trust the report of
the central committee , and ho moved that r.11
the delegates pru cnt bo declared entitled to
outs In the convention , Thu motion pro
OriranUetl for Work.
General J. U Webster of Douglas , moved
la order la eocpodito the transaction of busl-
neis , that a committee ot cloven be appointed
to draft a platform nd report to tbo conven
tion after it ihouid have been permanently
rpai'70d | , o that after U got Into working
irder tbo n'utform mlcUl DO presented an 4
adopted without delay. The motion pre
vailed.
The temporary organization was then made
permanent.
A delegate nominated Charles Harden of
Mndlson as ono of the secretaries. J. L.
Cahhvell of Lanaster no.nmated Tom Cooke
of Lincoln for the other secretary , bnt the
latter said he would not act. Mr. Hardlns ,
Inbchnlfof Box Butte , nominated W. V.
Slmocson as second assistant secretary.
Both nominees were elected.
A motion was made to adjourn to 1TO p.
m. H. S Norval of Heward favored
an adjournment tillJ p. m. to
give the delegates who had not arrived In the
city a chance to reach here.
Committee on PI itform.
The chair then announced the following
committee on platform : John L. Web
ster , Omaha ; ( J. H. Gere , Lincoln ;
II. S. Norval. Seward : J. L. ICecH ,
Kearney : HoiS L. Hammond. I-'remont : W.
W. WlUon. Chadron ; J. S. Klrkpatrlclr ,
Broken Bow : W. E. Peebles. Pcnder ; G. M.
Humphrey , Pawnee City , and John C. Wat
son , Nebraska City.
John L. Webster of Omaha announced that
the committee would meet lu Parlor G of the
Lincoln hotol.
Keck of Buffalo bad n resolution read by
the secretary congratulatlni ! the republicans
of Ohio upon tbo principles they had espoused
in favor of honest money , a protective tariff
and their appreciation of Blalnc's idea of
reclnroclty , expressing hope in their success
In the present campaign and the eventual
success of Mr. Molvinloy.
Charles Tanner rose with a resolution
which ho said was a propur one , which ho
also wanted to read.
floforo be could bo recognized Frank
Itaosom of Douglas moved , and tht > motion
prevailed , that all resolutions introduced bo
read by tbo secretary and referred without
debate to the commltteo on plitform.
The convention then took a recess until 2
p. in.
In the afternoon the attendance of specta
tors was larger than in the morning , the gal
lery being rilled to excess. The Musical
Union band of Omaha entertained the crowd
while the delecates were taking tneir seats.
At 2:10 : o'clock the convention was called
to order by Chairman Thummol , who
Introduced John L. Wobsterof Omaha , chair
man of the committee on resolutions , who
was received with applauso. He then read
the platform a ; follows :
PlnU'orm Adopted.
The republican party or the state of Ne-
brasl.u iiivei relieved expression of
Its devotion to the principles of
the republican party , and dcc'iirea ' that
tho-o PI Inelploas expressed by tl e national
reptiblium i-nnnMitlon. should bo ho strong
point of union between all republicans In the
state of Nebraska.
Wu congratulate the people upon the mar
vellous prosperity ultendlru the development
and erovrth of the st.ite of Nebraska dur-
Inc Its twenty-four vears of statehood
under republican administration , and which
has brought us to the front rank ainonz the
leudln sfiti > s of the union ; and we can fear-
lo ily , i-it rt that no stutu which has oeen
controlled by democratic power , during any
consldcr.iblc tlmo of thu .same period ,
e.in compare with us In the economical
management of public. alTnlrs. In the rapid
ratio ot increase In population , wealthand
general promcrity. notwithstanding the fact
that there are within the borderof the stsito a.
number of < l'-.itUlled p < > r > on > who took ad
vantage of the ceneral tlninclal depression
which .wept oxer the entire country to
pave their i\iy Into temporary prominence by
declaliuiiii ; aKalntt the welfare of our people
and slandering the fair name of our state.
The r.ilns from heaven and the rlrh soil ,
vigorous y cultivated by the energetic hands
of our f.irmen , have produced such bountiful
crops am ! siu-h unrivaled prosperity that shall
silence all e ilamlty talkers and add to the
strengthmil enthusiasm of the rvpuollcan
p.irty.
U'o congratulate. President Harrison upon
his eminently ii- . loyal und courageous ud-
nilniitratlon. and declare our absolute con
fidence In h't ' Integrity , ability und pstrlot-
isin. and pledge him ourcordlal support In the
INchame of thu duties devolving upon him as
the chief inngNtratu of the nation.
e roioleu In thn restoration of dliznlty.
vigor and statesmanship .n the conduct of our
forelin atTuIrs under the guiding hand of
America's favorite son. James G. Ulalne.
Strong silver Plank.
W\j.approvo of the silver coinage act ot the
present administration , by which the entire
products of the sliver mines of
the I nlted States Is added to
the currency of the p jple , but
no denounce tha democratic doctrine of free
and unlimited comaze of sliver as n llnunclnl
pollcv liable to precipitate the people of
every city and every state in the union In
a prolonged and disastrous depression ,
and delay the revival of business
enterprise and prosperity so ardent
ly deilred and now so apparently
near. The free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver would tend to the hoarding of gold and to
force the uo of cheap money In the payment
of wanes In everv workshop , mill , factory ,
store und farm , and tend to thu M-alln
down of the wases of the tellers nnd
weaUenlnu the purchasing power of the dollar
which would bo used to purchase the products
of the farmer.o are In favor of having
every dollurns good us auv other dollar.
\Vo demand the maintenance of the
A mer'cau.vstum ' of protection to American
Industry und labor , the policy that has been
leentllled with every- period of our national
prosperity.
Wo ailmlre the Ronlus of that heroic states
man. William McKlnley , Jr. , whom the people
of Ohio will make their next governor as a
recognition of his magnificent services to the
country. Wo also commend and endorse
tint policy of reciprocity by which the
Central and ? outh American nations and
the Sp'intsh Indies ure belnj opened up to our
tradu upon favorable tcrnu. and by which all
the surplus products of our country may find
a marUut. and by which all our people shall
receive In exchange therefore a long
line of products which do not ( .roduco
ruinous competition unioni ; our r > wn people ,
nor destroy the duveloplns Industries of our
country.
\\o aie heartily In favor of the senerul pro
visions ot the Interstate commerce act. and
we dcmuml the regulation of all railway und
tr insportation lines In such u manner as to
Injure fair and rci : onail rates to the pro
ducers and consumers of the country.
We ffttur such lusislatlon us will present all
Illegal combination : , and unjust exactions by
aggregated C.iult.il and corporate powers. Wo
Insist upon the suppression of all trusts , com
bines and schemes designed to artificially In
crease the price of the necessaries of life.
Wo reward the World's Columbian exposi
tion us an important event lu the world's his
tory , and we arc In hearty svuipithy with
r\ err effort to make It n success. We should
mukea creditable exh bit of Nebraska's product
duct- , and wo favor an addltiot 1 appropria
tion by tha next legislature for Ms purpose ,
that our prosperity and greatness may
bo fully exoniDlitled. We take prluo In this
state. Wo rccoznlra that its growth und
power. Its prosperity and Rood name , have
been the fruits of its Industrial people , and
wo tellovu In such policies , ituto and
national , as will promote Justice und
utd ii the opportunities amoni ; these clus-es.
To thulr support In thu future , as la the past ,
wu pli-dgc our most Intelligent judgment and
most sincere endeavor.
Democracy Denounced.
Wo denounce the Grand Island platform of
thu democratic p.irty as framed with the de
liberate puriosu | to mislead and do-
cone ; wherein sympathy Is expressed where
none Is felt : wherein help U proposed
where iii-no Is rendered , wherein purposes are
avowed which are not entertained. In sup
port of this Indictment wo point to tbo pre
tended friendship for thu soldier , while at the
same time the democratic party has ulway
proclaimed asilnst thu crautlns of liberal
pensions ; to the tree silver plunk.
Intended to deceive the supporters of free ami
unlimited coinage of sliver , when It U known
that many of the leaders of the party are op
posed to thu doctrine ; to the failure to slvo
tha people relief from exborbltaut freight
rates while it was afraid to either approve or
censure the action of Its acting alien governor
for vetoing Urn Xewberry bill.
We denounce the democratic party for Its
Insinuations against the Integrity of the su
preme court of the state us an clfort to mnuu
the Jtidtcl.il IKwers subordinate to rolltical
parties und as dUgruceful to a political or-
cantiatton ,
'Wo denounce tha democratic party for It *
duuhle dunlin. ; with the civil unit political
rlchts of the people , wherein It appears to
favor free and untrammelcd elections lu tha
state of Nebraska , but never raises its voice
against the political outrage * practiced
ugulnu the republican voter * , white and
black , throughout tbu democratic state * ot
the south
\\e arraign tha democratic party as the
enemy of labor , sehutulng to breakdown the
dufetist ! of protective ian .to block the wheuli
of home Industry , und to decrftJe the mamo-j
of the people a party controlled by aristo
cratic and stHUloual tendencies , the legacy of
klavery.
The rvuubllean party of Nebraska anpea ! )
to the Intellljt'iice mid to thu Integrity of the
people of this mute and from all good citizen *
nu UiVite support.
Applauded Popular riankx.
When the name of James G , OUlua wu
mentioned in the platform , It was greeted
with tumultuous applause , as was also that
of McKinloy. The planks relating to honest
money , reciprocity nnd thu denunciation of
democracy wore applauded. At the con-
elusion o' the reading of the platform , the
latter was most enthusiastically adopted.
The resolutions Introduced In the
morning by Tanner of Ha tlnss
were adopted. This resolution was also
adopted favoring Omaha as the place for
holding the next republican national conven
tion :
liesolved , by the delcuates of the republlcin
party of the state of Nebraska In convention
n scmbled. That we demand as a matter of
rljht that the national republican convention
of li-92 ! held we t of the Mississippi river , to
the end that the en-it states west of that
river containing as they do more than one-
third of tin ) entire population of thu I'nltcd
States and where republican party has al
ways been loyal to the national rcmibUcan
ticket. be recognized and wo most
earnestly join the Rreat renuhlluun party of
thn state of Iowa , us expressed bv that con-
M'ntlon July 1. KJI. In numlng Omaha as the
ul.ice w hero said co'ivention should be held ;
nnd to this wo most resp 'Ctfully demand con
sideration at the h.inds of the national repub
lican central committee when It shall meet to
name the place for holding said convention.
Opcnli'c < > ' ' the
It was decided to proceed to the nomination
of candidates for tbe supreme bench , and
that the tlrst ballot should bo an
Informal one. Judge Kccse , .hulco
CobD. Judge Post of Columbus , Judge
Harrison of Grand Island and Judco Morris
of Crete were nominated. The nominating
speeches were dispensed with.
The call was proceadod with. J L. Web
ster of Douglas mid that a majority had at
tempted to override u minority and ho In
sisted upon the vote of Dojglas coanty be
ing polled and each member announce his
vote.
vote.Mr. . Blackburn raised the question as to
whether a poll could bo taken until after tno
announcement of the sumo had been made by
tbc chairman of tbe delegation.
Uouslns County' " } Vote.
The chairman held that a poll had been
called for and should bo made. The poll
resulted :
Ueeso . . . . 3t )
Post . 13
Cobb . 8
Morris . , . 2
Harrison . 1
Tbo Informal ballot resulted as follows :
Kcese . 231
Cobb . 1 9
Post . CO
Harrison . 30
A formal ballot was ordered.
l3eforo the informal ballot was declared
there was considerable confusion and on mo
tion of Frank Kansom it was decided in the
event of no selection being made to have the
chairman call for a new vote , thus doing
away with changing.
Ex-Cotigressman Dorsey said It was the
practice of nil national republican cunvcn
tlons , and thu motion was adopted unani
mously ,
Showing of the Ballots.
Four formal ballots were t aken , the result
of which is given in this table. Judge Post
being chosen on the last ballot :
Whole number of votes cast , 5T2 ; neces
sary to choice , 2S7.
Douglas county's vote was cast as fol
lows :
In the fourth formal oallot Adams county
started off with her solid eleven votes for
Post , which was received with cheers. She
had oroviousiy given 5 to Keese and Cobb 0.
This was followed bv a number of 'other
changes which seemed to indicate the rise of
Post stock. Merrick county was polled ,
four votes going to Post. Otoe county also
gave Post nine votes.
Post'n Victory Applnuilcd.
Tbe readintr of the vote which secured tno
nomination of Judge Post was the bignal for
prolonged applauso. Before the announce
ment of the nomination could bu made by tbo
chair , C. \Vhecdou of Lincoln arose and
in behalf of Lancaster which had offered a
candidate to the convention moved the nomi
nation be made unanimous.
Tanner of Adams count3' , which , ho said ,
had led oil in the last Dallot In favor of Judge
Post , also desired to second the nomination.
In fact , every county which had a candidate
in the Held joined in seconding the nomina
tion.
Judge Post was called for but as ha was
not within ear-shot , tbe chairman announced
tint his honor was not in the city.
A shout of denial of the statement catno
from the delegates , whereupon , on motion of
Mr. Simmons of Seward , a committee con
sisting of thut gentleman and Messrs Majors
of Nomaha and Abbott of Hall was appointed
to Inform Judge Post of his nomination and
escort him to the hall. The committee re
tired.
Judge A. M. Post of Columbus was born In
Washington county , I'ennsvlvnnlu , In 11 > 4V
Ho was educated nt the university at Atbenj.
O. , leaving there , owinr to 111 health In l.U
senior year. Ho removed to Io > vu In 1S7I , set
tling In Itloomtieid , where ho practiced law
until ls l. Ho then received an appointment
In the foreign service , first uetlni ; us consul at
t-uutlueo and later with a traveling commis
sion. Ho resigned In the latter part of K.G
and settled In Columbus , becoming a
member of the legal firm , Whltmoyer.
Gcrrurd & Post. In Isixi , ho was appointed
JuiK-e of the district , comprising launders.
llutlcr. Dodge. Colfux , I'latte. Meirlck und
Nance counties. In thu full of the same yo.ir
ho was elected to the sume position , and In
IwT was re-elected , In each ease by a good
majority , and In the last Instance by a plural
ity of 1.40J.
At the lust session of the legislature the
district In wnleh Judgu Post otltclittcs wus
reduced in size by rutting on the counties of
Suuudcrs und Ilutler , yet the two judges who
formerly presided were allowed to remain ,
Judge roit' * confrereo being Judge Marshal
uf Fremont
About Hcgentn.
Tanner of Adams said that for years his
county had como Into those conventions and
had not asked for an fjftice.
They now wanted to put in nomination for
regent of the university nenrv Gibbon of
Buffalo county.
D. H. Mercer , In betmU of the young re
publicans of Douglas county , wanted to
"
nominate Charles Marplo of "that county.
Mr. Marple was a graduate of the University
of Pennsylvania , of literary attainments , de
voted to educational pursuits and would take
an interest In looking after the affairs of the
university. Mr. Mercer said ho could speak
with a knowledge of tbo needs of tbe uni
versity because ho was nn alumnus of it.
With proper encouragement It could become
tbo peer of the university of Michigan at
Ann Arbor.
Haul Schuilnko of Otoo seconded the nom
ination lu behalf of tbo old republicans and
the Germans. If there was any county
which deserved recognition at tbo bands of
the convention It was Douglas county. He
know the young man and ho was QUO of tbe
brightest In tbu party.
Senator H. P. Shumway of Pendcr was
also named.
A delegate arojo to place another name In
nomination when Judge Post was escorted
Into tbo ball.
The delegate gave way and the Judeo was
accompanied to tbo stage where ho was
treated to a genuine ovation.
JiulKC Post'n ItomnrkH.
When tbe enthusiasm had subsided ho
spoke 03 follows :
Gentlemen of the convention The honor
which you have conferred upon me has not
teen sought by mo and I fnur It U not de
served.
Ol came here thU mornlnj at the solicitation
uf friends from my own county , thinking It
would be niv lot to congratulate you upon
tbe nomination of al.ravu kciUitr , an ublu
and Incorruptable Judge , lion. Amain Cobt'i
or rise my old , well-trlod and long-time
friend , Judge Heese. for whom many of you
havp voted.
It would have been njilcasuro tome Ins-
sure you. had ono of i.ttr > " rtwo been chosi n as
the ataii'i.ird be.irnr of.tho republican party
rather t.inn myolf.
It Is well known tbst mjr only ambition has
been to be my own successor ns Judge of the
district court ot tboMxth Judicial district
over which I had the pleasure co preside for
nearly nine years ; where I have learned to
know the people and they have learned to
know me. and I feel I enjoy their confidence
and respect. T ,
Thu platform of a candidate for a Judicial
olllce should be thu constitution nnd the law
and the solemn oath Of oflt"e that betakes ,
\pplau e 1 That oath of otlico Implies the
duty of administering Iho law truly and tm-
pirtlally between the r ; h and noor. between
the hUh and low , between tlio poorest and
humblest clti/eti and too richest und \\cnlth-
Icst corporation. M.ore' than that and more
dllilcult Is-to tulthfullvnnd itnpirtlally dis
charge Ills duty when iho friend of a life-time
nppcars .is u party Interested in the adjudica
tion before him. -
Hiutilil it be my dilty.nccordlng to the ver
dict of the people of Nebraska at the next
election to occupy H position upon the bench
of the court of last report m this st-ite. It will
bo my pleasure , gentlornCn. so far us I know
mvsolf , to try and dUchurgo those duties
faithfully.
Wo have upon ono hand , as a candidate of
one of the political parties a lawyer whoso
hand helped to mould and fa hlnn the consti
tution of the state : , a man nno has been
eminent In the practIc Mud upon the bench ,
and who Is now ripe In the knowledge and ex
perience that he lias gained both In the prac
tice nnd as Judge ot the courts of this st.ite.
und rich In the approbation ot the people , that
always follows a duty neil und faithfully
done.
t'pon the other hand , we have a young gen
tleman w Ith wnom my acquaintance Is slight ,
but when 1 know him as n. practising attorney
In one of the counties J the state I esteemed
him then as being ; \ man desiring to know the
law ; a man Industrious , und so far as I know ,
eourascous. He certainly has the confidence
of n's parly , and 1 know no reason , gentlemen
of 'he convention , why he does not deserve It.
J-o far us I am concerned , and I hope I may
speak for the republicans of Nebraska , this
must be a campaign of education. It must be
a campaign of gentfrmanlv conduct. Vnu
must remember that -Older judges uru pro-
vcrbally conservative , ' and It is generally tbe
lot of the man who Is defeated ut the polls
to practice law before his more successful
competitor ; and. when , thn verdict Is rlcncd
and sealed In the month of November. If It Is
my lot to practice law before thu supreme
court of Nebraska Instead of presiding as ono
of the Judges of the court , there shall be upon
my cheeic no blush of shame as 1 look In the
faces of the ccritlciaen who compose that
court. And 1 ask It In-behnlf of the party , I
asU It of you and nil republicans of thu state
thut I shall have no cause to ulush for tbe
party In Nebraska.
Thanking vou gentlemen for this unde
served compliment , I .will not trespass longer
upon your time , but will make way for the
deliberations of the convention. [ .Applause. ]
OTho speech of the Judge was delivered In a
low voice nnd wlthoutfany attempt at rhetor
ical or forensic display .
Marple and Shuinwny.
At Its conclusion the delegate who had
given wav when the Judge entered the ball
placed the fourth man in nomination fur
regent , The latter was Charles Allen of
Saunders county. The vote on reeents was
as follows : Marnle.f 414 ; Shumway , 397 ;
Gibbon , 233 ; Allen , Or. Mnrnle and Shumway
were declared the nominees
II. P. Shumway , csq. , \VaUefield was born
In Caledonia , Minn. . Anrll 1& . lea * , where he
lived on his father's ( arm until he was 10
years of uge , receiving such education as
country schools can give In their winter terms.
In Ib'S hocamo to Nebraska nnd by teaching
school and stodylns prepared himself for col
lege , entering the University of Minnesota
at Minneapolis In the fall of 1S7U. Din-In *
all his college course ho supported
himself by teaching school nnd workIng -
Ing on a farm. After his graduation In 1SS' ' he
returned to Nebraska , and engaged In tbo
lumber business with Jlon. Fremont Everett
at Lyons , besides for several years being quite
extensively engaged In-farming.
Mr. Shumway has always taken an active
part In the caucuses nfit conventions of his
party , but wus never-a condldato for office
until the fall of IfcO , warm his name was be
fore the convention for regent of the State
university. lie deslrei'i ; the renomlnatlon of
Judge Hceso for- the suprorno bench , nnd be
cause ho would not go over to Jucge Norval
he lost the nomination , although receiving
every vote of the fourteen counties of north
east Nebraska.
State Central Committee.
The following were placed In nomination
for chairman of the republican state central
committee : Jack McColl of Lexington , C.
E. Adams of Nuekolls , C. C. McNIsh of
Cumlng , Dr. S. D. Mercer of Onaha , H. C.
Russell of Schuyler . H. Conger of sher-
man.
man.A delegate said McColl could not accept or
attend to the business of the position.
Prof. Andrews of Adams withdrew his
name.
A vote was taken as follows : Mercer , 240 ;
McNIsh , 112 ; Adams , 147 ; Uussell , 44.
There bad been cost 559 votoi , and 20 were
required for a choice. No cbolco having
boon made , it was moved that Dr. Mercer
having received the highest number of votes ,
be declared the chairman.
This was objected to. Finally McNIsh
withdrew in favor of Dr. Mercer , and on
motion of the former , the doctor was de
clared unanimously tbo chairman of the
state central committee.
By tbis time the shadas of night bad crept
Into the auditorium and It was almost/ Im
possible to distinguish the faces of tbe dele
gates.
A delegate moved that the convention elect
a secretary of the state central committee.
"
Several"deleeates objected. Mr. Bechel of
Omaha Insisted that U was against all pre
cedent.
Ross Hammond of Fremont said that there
was but one power higher than that conven
tion , and tnat was the people of tbe state.
That body could say whether or not the sec
retary should bo elected.
The motion to elect a secretary of the committee -
mitteo was amended to allow the latter or
ganization to elect the ofilcer The amend
ment prevailed , only a few votes being beard
In opposition to It.
On motion of Attorney General Hastings ,
the state central committee was authorized
to till any vacancies which might occur on
the ticket.
An attempt was then made to form the
state central committee , but owing to the
darkness tbo project was abandoned and the
convention sdjourncd sine die otth.'Wp. m. ,
the delecates being instructed to send tbe
names of their committcemen to Secretary
Seely at the Capitol hotel.
State Committee Meeting.
The republican state central committee for
tbo next year is as follows : First district ,
L. H. Woods , Violet ; Second , T. J. Majors
Peru ; Third , J. C. Watson , Nebraska City ;
Fourth , J. A Davias ; Fifth , P. J. Hall.
Memphis ; Sixth. Thomas Swobe , W. * P.
Hechel , George M. O'Brien , Omaha ; Seventh ,
C. C. MoNlsh , Wisner ; Eighth. W. H. Need-
ham , BloouQeldNIntiLorin ) Clark. Albion ;
Tenth , Denna Altwrry , Blair ; Eleventh ,
John It Hayes , Norfolk ; Twelfth , W. A.
McAllister , Columbus ; Thirteenth , L.
Chapman , Atkinson ; Fourteenth , L.
A. Dorrington , Chadron ; Fifteenth , M.
E. Getter , Ord ; Sixteenth , M. A. Brown ,
Kearney ; Seventeenth , A. C. Lederman ,
Grand Island ; Eighteenth , Lewis V. Has-
kell , Stiomsburg ; Nineteenth , F. G. Sim
mons , Howard ; Tventletb , E. U. SIzer , Lin
coln , (1. ( W. Pierce. Waverly ; Twenty-llrst ,
M , B. Davis , Beatrice ; Twenty-second , T. C.
Callaban , Friend ; Twenty-third , G. I. Car
penter , Falrbury ; Twenty-fourth , Peter I.
Younger , Geneva ; Twenty-fifth , L. S.
Bacuus , Harvard ; Twenty-slitb , R , A. Simp
son , Blue Hill ; Twenty-neventh , W. E. An
drews , Hastings ; Twenty-eighth , James A.
CUne , Minden ; Twenty-ninth , W. W. Brown ,
Culbertson ; Thlrtlfcth , H. M. Grimes , North
Platte.
Tbo committee met tonight in Parlor C of
tbo Lincoln hotel. Messrs. Lederman of
Grand Island , Grimes of North PI at to and
drown of Kearney were absent. Onnotion
olA.iK. Slier of Lincoln \Nalt M. Seeiv
was unanimously elected secretary. W. F.
Becbel ol Omuhu w&s unanimously elected
treasurer on motion of Thomas tiwobe of the
same place. On motion of T. 0. Callaban
of Friend tbo chairman was authorized to ap
point an assistant secretary , and the same
officer and secretary were authorized to hire
such , help as they may deem necessary.
On motion of 0. C. McNish of Wlsnor. tbo
chairman was authorized to appoint an
executive commltteo of seven.
Brad Slaughter of Pullertou , president of
the State Republican league , wai elected an
ex-ofUlclo member of the executive com
mittee.
Omaha , oc motion of W. F. Bechel , was
unanimously selected as the hoadqtiar.Ts of
the commltteo during the coming campaign.
Tbo commltteo adjourned to meet nt the
can of the chairman. Dr. Mercer , who was
elected by the convention. Tbe election of
the doctor irlves universal satisfaction and it
Is believed ho will conduct the campaign lu
an able manner.
11 curd on ttic Spot.
Here are the views of some lending repub
licans as regards tbo ticket nominated to *
dav :
St. A. D. Balr.ombe of Omaha I stayed by
RC.CSC all the time , but I looKcd nt the matter
and I thought It would brine out a dark
horso. I think we can elect thn ticket.
Editor Simmons , Seward Reporter It is
the Dost ticket wo could have nominated. G.
E. Postgoos on It perfectly unassailable. Wo
cun elect it.
Auditor Bcnton It's a winning ticket. I
wus a supporter of Judge Cobb , but I feel
that Judire Post will draw a large amount of
the support which Coob would bavt * received.
Hon. George W. E. Dorsev It Is posi
tively thn strongest ticket whicn could have
been selected. It was the sober second
thought of tbo convention. While Judge
Coob U a good man there uro some thing ?
which need not bo referred to now which
ought not to enter the campaign to divide
the party. Judge Post will.poll tbo full
republican vote , and ho will draw from the
earnest democratic business men. The inde
pendent vote will go to Edcorton. It's a
light between Edgerton and Post. Post
will win. I don't know whether or not
Judge Broady will accept the- democratic
nomination.
H. R. Greer.Kearney It's a winning ticket.
Judge Post will receive the support of nearly
all of Judge Cobb's friends. The nomination
has created good feeling even the defeated
men feel good. Douglas countv feels good.
Last year It went home In the sulks. Now It
is happy.
Church Howe , Nemaha While I would
very much like to have seen Judge Cobb
nominated , because ho deserved It , yet I
think we were fortunate in securing Judge
Post , because his nomination is a clean ono
and under tbo circumstances ono of the be l
which could have been mado.
John Peters , Albion The nomination Is
roaily the best piece of work which ha-- , boon
done in n state convention in years. It sat
is lies all parties. The Cobb men arj satis
fied ; the Reese men are satisfied. Vbesc ad
mitted to mo during the campaign ' . t > at they
could hardly expect to go Into ; so campaign
without a fight on iheir uands. But there
will bo no ( lent aealnst Post.
George Thuramell , Grand Island It's all
right , I guess , it's not a very way-up
ticket not one that there is much enthusi
asm over , but I guess It'll do.
Lieutenant Governor Majors It's a great
ticket. It's a horse without a saddle mark.
If we can't elect this ticket we can't elect
anything. Toke the nomination of Dr.
Mercer as chairman of the central committee
and that of Marple I tell you it will re
organize Douglas county. They re put on
their honor , und they will redeem the county.
That young man will arouse the young re
publicans.
Thomas Swobe , Omaha There hasn't been
a ticket nominated In the state for years as
strong ns that we nominated todav.
W. F. Bschel , Omaha I think it is the
strongest ticket we could have nominated.
Judge Post is neither a monopolist nor an
anti-monopolist.
Sonic A\ hoVcre There.
Mtnong the prominent Nebraskans present
at the convention were noticed the following :
Dr. S. D. Mercer. Omaha ; Leavitt Burnham ,
Omaha ; Dr. C. E. Jordan , Orleans ; Bank
Examiner H. M. Wells , Crete ; General H.
C. Kus5c.ll , Schuyler ; Fred Olmstead ,
Hastings ; Captain Murfin. Superior ;
United States District Attorney Ben
S. Baker , Omaha ; John Pollock ,
Columbus ; Ben F. Smith. Juniata ; D.
H. Wheeler , Omaha ; Church Howe , Auburn ;
John C. Watson , Nebraska Citv ; George W.
Post , York ; Captain H. E. Palirer. Omaha ;
W. A. McAllister , Columbus ; G. W. E.
Dorsey and Ross Hammond , Fremont ;
N. V. Harlan , York ; ox-Governor Dawe ,
Crete ; J. C. Williams , Hastings ; T , . B.
Partridge , county clerk of Adams county ; J.
F. Ballinger , Hastings ; M. W. Musselman ,
Falls , City : C. E. Adams. Superior ; J. D.
Pope , Friend ; J. D. Mussel man , Hastings ;
ex-Oil Inspector Caldwell , Edgar ; William
S. Randall , Fairtield ; Colonel Franklin
Sweet , receiver of the land oflico at Grand
Island ; Fred E. Dorrington , Alliance ; Andy
Kerr and Deputy United States Marshal
Jack Emery of Beatrice ; Colonel R. F WU-
gockl ; Tom Callaban , Friend ; T. E. Farrell ,
Hastings ; M. A. Hartigun , Hastings : J. Mc-
Pheoly , Minden ; V. C. Saickloy. Genoa ;
Dick Norvai , Seward ; A. L. Wiggins ,
Omaha.
Representative Cramb , Falrbuy ; Dr. Mar
tin , R. R. Greer. Kearney ; Lieutenant Gov
ernor Majors , Peru ; D. M. Bumgardnor ,
McCook ; Senator Star-buck , Imlianola ;
Wilson , Dawes county ; Shumway , Ponder ;
Woods , Pawnee : e.x-Govornor Dawes , Crete :
Charles Murroll , Lancaster : S. H. Steel ,
David City ; Major Hastings , Lincoln ; J. L.
Cildwoll , Lincoln : Paul Schmmke , Nebraska
City ; George E. Bowerman , T. H. Beaten ,
J. J. Gilllllan , Lincoln ; Georce Hastings ,
attorney general , Friend : Thomas C.
Darnell , Lincoln ; C. C. Burr , Lincoln ;
GeorgoThummcll , Grand Island , R.E. Moore ,
Lincoln ; Representative McKesson , Lincoln ;
Joseph Teeter , department commander
Grand" Army of the Republic , Lancaster ;
Judge Russell , Schuvler ; C. O. Wbedon ,
Lincoln ; Ed Bitrnoll , Lincoln : SI
Alexander , Captain Hill , state treasurer ,
Lincoln ; J. R. Webster , L. C. Burr.
Omnliu'H Clnli Parades.
At 10 o'clock the Young Men's Republican
club of Omaha , 200 strong , arrived over tbo
B. & M. Tbo members formed in double
tile , and beaded by the Musical Union
band marched through the business dis
trict and back to tbo Lincoln hotel , where
they were received with cheers. Each mem
ber bore a ncatlv printed badge of the club.
The organization presented an excellent ap-
pe&ranco and evoked expressions of appreci
ation along the line of march.
Post nnd His .N'c
COLL Miirs , NOD. , Sept.4. . [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] A number of Judge
Post's fellow citizens were asked as to what
they thought of the gentleman as a citizen
and judtro , ( iud the ability bo possessed to
warrant his aspiring to the supreme bench.
But one opinion seemed to possess all , and
that was that Judge Post had made an ex
cellent district judge and was worthy of being
raised to tbo highest court in the stato.
Judge Sullivan , who Is a candidate for dis
trict judge on tto democratic ticket , said.
"So far as tha bar of I'latte county is con
cerned , they are uuiversaliv in favor of
Judge Post for tea supreme court. Hobos
certainly made an excellent district judge a
maeniflcent one. Wo wuUld be terry to lose
him. Ho would make a Una judge of tbo
supreme court , tie is careful , fair and im
partial. "
J. E. North Judge Post Is a popular judge.
Ha has always been elected by a good
majority. Sullivan ran against bun. Tnat
was when Sullivan was not so popular as ho
is now. It was when tbo district was
strongly republican also. It is not so decid
edly republican now. It then comprised the
counties of Saunders , Butler , Colfux , Dodge ,
Plalto , Morrlck and Nance. But the last
legislature cut off tbo two biggest republican
counties , Saunders and Butler , and loft the
remaining counties wltn two Judges just tbo
same , Post of this county and Marshall of
Dodf-e. There U not enough now In this dis
trict to keep more than one judge going all
the lime. But that was a stroke of economy
by an independent legislature. Well , Post
w&s elected and has always made an Im
partial judge.
George Lehman Post Is a popular judge
though be Is a republican. But bu was
elected by democratic votes. Ho was voted
for because ho was n borne man. One ot b's
opponents , you know , was Gilktmson of
Wan oo.
E. D. FHzp&trlck I am not a republican ,
but Post has made a good judge and I feel
that be Is an honest man. Ho stands well
with us and will got the lull party vote und
some of the democratic.
Judge O'Brlon Tuero are some Independ
ents who will not vote for Post. There are
other Independents , however , who v , tit vote
for him.
Jthn G , Poilocu - U spea s wen for Judge
Post's popularity that mere u m this csutity
a democratic majority of 4CO c * > was
elected by 1,100. The last elcctloi * ' had a
majority greater than that precodli
Prof , ScottHo stands as well til > om-
munlty as any could stand under the 'lar ,
political complications.
Dr. Evans Ho stands all right ns tc ,
better than as a lawyer. Ho will h „ . the
full strength of his party. Ho could not bold
tbc place ho tits unless ho was supported by
democratic votes.
b. C. Grnv Judge Post stands so well In
this community that I have never heard him
questioned either as regards his ability or
Integrity. He stands so well that In a demo
cratic county ho controls or has received
a majority of 1,000.
Theodore Frlcdhof Ho Is ono of the squar-
cst men 1 Know. 1'vo been here for thirteen
years. Ho was here when I came , but ho
was then practicing law.
J. S. Hcrrick I've bean In the courts
somewhat , and I must say that ho Is an nblo
nnd Impartial judeo ,
Julius Rnsmussen Ho stands well with
the democrats , ns ho does with his own
party , if ho did Qot he could not hold the
bench as long as ho has hold It.
J. M. Honnlmn I am not of that p.irty [ the
republican ] . Wo have voted for him regard
less of party because bo Is a Columbus man.
Ho hm made n good district judge , but I
don't know how ho would do as a judge on
the supreme bench. I suppose ho would bo
nil right. I can't say that I would vote for
him.
him.C.
C. F. Gloajon Judge Post Is a fine man
for any position. He has made n good , tiptop
judge nnd would got great support for the
supreme bench.
A. Botcher Ho has been fslccted several
times and always with good majorities
M. Uurek1 have never heard anyone say
anything against the Judge. Ho has' made us
a good Judge.
M. Stonccypher You won't hear anybody
here say anything unpleasant about the
Judge.
J.'H. Galley I think ho has inado us ns
good a judge as any in the state.
Gn-xr- County Satisfied.
Cr-TKirE , Neb. , Sept. -fSpocIal Tele
gram if. THE BEE. ] The nomination of Judge
Post fives varied dgreos of satisfaction
here. A number of leading republicans think
it the best compromise nomination that could
have boon made.
On the whole , the nomination ot Judo
Post Is regarded as the best that could have
been made under tbe present status of repub
lican state politics. Ho will receive the lull
party vote in Gace county , especially iu ttic
event of Judge Broadv declining the demo
cratic nomination , which U now regarded as
probable.
IJroadj's .Mind.
BCVTIUCE , Neb. , Sapt. 24. | Special Tele
gram to Tun BEH.J Tnr. BEC representative
visited Judge Broady at his residence to
night and asked him If be had yet decided to
accept the supreme Judgship nomination.
Judge Broady said : "I have not yet de
cided , and am not prepared to ma He a definite
decision tonight , and will probably uot do so
before the early part of next week. "
WILT. UK .ICCr.lT/
Judjje Brandy Said to Bo L'nu illlnt ;
to Make the Itaoe.
LINCOLN , Neb. . Sept. 24. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE.J THE BEK correspondent
was informed tonight by a gentleman who
is well acquainted with Judse Broady , the
democratic candidate for associate justice of
the supreme court , that the latter would not
now accept the nomination which was given
at Grand Island.
TUB BEE'S Informant claimed that the
Judge had expressed himself In opposition to
the move , and that his friends had advised
him ocainst accepting the nomination , now
tnat Judge Post had been nominated by the
republicans.
Judge Broady was here yesterday and , It
is understood , held a conference witb several
of tbo best posted people of his party. Tbo
latter , among whom wore leading attorneys ,
informed him that If Post should bo nomi
nated he would draw the votes of nearly all
vibe democratic business men of the state ,
who bave como to tno conclusion that they
can no lontrer stand the injury they have ex
perienced through the independent party.
These same men consider tno nomination of
Post , for this reason , as equivalent to knock
ing out the independents , wno will be dis-
couraired if they should not elect thblr candi
date for the supreme bench.
/i TISO A .1/0 VE o.v.
Cliina Has at Lust Concluded to Pro
tect l-oreisn Residents.
PUIH , Sept. 24. The Chinese charge do'
affaires in thu city held art interview with M.
Rlbot , minister of foreign aiTairs , and com
municated to the latter the contents of n
dispatch received from the Chinese govern
ment. The substance of the message was
that Pekin ofllcials bad ordered tbe Chinese
northern licet to proceed to the disturbed
region , with instructions to protect foreigners
from molestations.
The charge de' affaires concluded the inter
view by announcing that the Chinese govern
ment had Instructed him to in form tbo
government of Franco that Cliina hoped
Franco would await the result of this move
ment upon the part of the norturn Hoot before -
fore takiug furtner action iu the matter.
Man-led a Military Man.
MiLWAfKEE , Wis. , Sent. 21. Lieutenant
Colonel John J. Uoham , of the Third United
States cavalry , and Miss Caroline II. Wil
liams , daugbter of tbo Into Henry \ViiHum.s ,
were married last evening in St. Paul's
church In this city. The wedding was n
military one , and the colors used at the
church and at the house , where a dinner wus
given Inter , were those 01 the cavalry. Botn
bride and groom are well known and highly
esteemed In Milwaukee social circioi. At S
o'clocu the wedding procession entered the
church. First came tne ushers , nil nnnv
comrades of the groom , iu full uniform , as
follows : Captain Charles King , Captain
Walter bchuylcr. Major L. B. Davis and
Captain J. B. Kerr ; then the bridesmaids.
Miss Caroline Brlggi and Miss May Cuylor ,
and last the orldo , with her maid of bouor ,
Miss Lilian Carpenter. Tbo bride was met
at the chancel bv tbo croom In full dress
uniformaccompanied D ; bis best man , Gen
eral M. D. Harden , United States army.
The Flro Itacord.
o , 111. , Sept , 24. Weir & Co.'s pat
tern foundry In Wallace street , was damaged
$30,000 by ttro early this morning.
HELENA , Mont , Sopt. 21. Thirty thousand
dollars damage was wrought yeuordav
15,000 , by fire and tbo balance by beat ,
smoke and gns. Tbo flames originated in the
basement of I'opo , c O'Connor' * drug store.
Tbo names were gotten under "control , but
not until exploding chomlcala had done great
damage.
I'ostmnsU-rs Appointed ,
WASIIIXI.TON , D. C , Sept , -JI.-Tho presi
dent bos appointed the following postmas
ters : Edward Lives Manning , vlco Carpen
ter resigned. Mrs. Annie n. Mayes at Ode-
belt , la. , vlco Methows deceased. Charles G.
Perkins. Onawa , la. , vice Underbill removed.
John T. Miller , Superior , Neb. , vice Taylor
resigned. William H. Stnnner , Btookios , S.
D. , vlco C. E. Aiken romoved.
Tlio ltati | Hull.
BLOOUIXOTOS , III. , Sept. 24. Captain John
Llghtfooi dlod hero last night aged 77. Ho
was one of tbe live men wbo originated tbo
Grand Army of the Republic at Dooutur , 111. ,
in lM'-0. He was a native of Kentucky und
caotaln of A company , lout Ilhtiolx.
M . < QW Sent 24 Tbo drand Durh.-is
Pauawlfe of the yojngest brother of tno
ciar of Kujsiu , U dead.
I\T TIIF I I\TF OF / DUTY
Gallant Minneapolis Firemen Crippled and
Maimed WLilo Fighting Firo.
'MID FALLING WALLS AND BLAZING BEAMS.
Enveloped in Flames and Burning Debrii
They Strucglo for Life.
DUTY CALLED THEM , THEY TOOK THE RISK ,
Many Were Carried Away , Bruised and
Blistered and Burned.
PLEASURE ABANDONED FOR ACTIVE WORK.
i\oitlnj : : Scenes Din-lilt ; tlio Klr
Coutiiiiinnuc A lions ; List of In-
Jnrcd How tlie Fire
Originated.
Minn. . Sept. 21. In tha
magnificent harvest festival par.vlo vo tor-
dav ono of the most admired displays \viis
that of the Flro department. The flro
apparatus , attended uy tno l\m \ laddies ,
accompanied the tloaLs representing plenty
and prosperity , and saomed to say , "U'o ar
your protectors ; our live * uro given to vou. "
Such at least was the pledge the multitude
seemed to bear a nil approve and noblj baa
that pledge been kept lbn day. Within tbo
last twenty-four hours after thut tiandsomo
parade the city has been visited with n creal
disaster mid only throueh thonob'o ' and
self-sacrificing etTorts of the tire department
and after serious injury an 1 possibly death
of several of the br.ivo liromon was the
threatened disaster averted.
Flio Al.irms Kln Oiit.
A brisk and blustering breeze was blow Ing
this afternoon , anil whou at 2:4 : ; ) o'clock the
alarm bell called the department to the cor
ner of Ninth avenue , South and Third
streets , it was evident there was work ahead
and work of the hardest kind. The fire wai
in the live-story brick building of the Moore
Carving Machine company , and the inllama-
blo nature of the goods and stock causal n
rapid spread of the tlames , which ( I'Jickly
burst through the windows and rolled rapidly
up through the building.
Within fifteen minutes the tire burst
through the roof and the building was doomed.
The llreraen had to pivo their attention to
adjoining property to prevent the spread ol
the llames. Elevator C stood close ocblnd
the now blazing building and tha liaises
seized hold of It In splto of the many streams
of water. Soon the roof of the elevator was
on flre , and although but fifteen minutes
from the start of the lire the Moore building
was putted and the firemen bad barely
escaped from It when tbo w.ills collapsed.
To better light the tire in elevator O a score
of firemen wore on the roof of the annex m-
conscious of the danger beneath them.
Knvvlopcil In j-'l.unes.
There was a .sudden explosion , and a great
stream of fire ourst from tbe end , quickly
followed by ono to the left of the men ana
throuch tuo roof and then on the right. The
Croat crowd was appalled as the do/en Bre
men were shut from view bv the columns of
tlamo and smoke that rolled up.
KiKlitiiig for Their l.ivri
A momentary break showed that the men
were fighting for lifo in a desperate attempt
to pet on three ladders which stood near to
gether. Thu break assisted them , but a u-roau
escaped from the multitude a : four , fellow *
Jumped from their narrow footing.
Again the smoke arose and there , on the
very ledge stood a fireman , apparently dazed
and not knowing what to do.
"Slide on the hose ! " yelled the crowd.
The man heard , and gruboing the big hoio
at his feet , he slid down through the shoot-
in ? llames and reached the ground In safety.
The work of rescuing the firemen was
prompt from necessity. For a time it wa
thought the men hud boon dropped into the
llames , but all have since boon accounted for.
Tlio Injured Firemen.
ASSISTANT CHIEF ( JivrEiinuitr , log broken ,
badly burned and intern ally injured.
CtrTAix LENT , No. 4 truck , badly burned.
CIIAULES MITCHELL , No. y hose , probably
fatally Injured.
LIF.L-TENANT JOHN GUISE , badly burned , leg
broUon.
WII.I.MM UOLE , badly burned.
CUTUN FOJTCII , badly burned , insensible ,
hip fractured.
Cu'TAis WILLIAM M\i.ON'E , badly burned.
S\M > V H\MII.TOV Captain No. 11 , leg
broken , face burned.
S. M. LOCKIMHT , plpo man , badly Injured
In the luck.
LIEUTENANT KEI.LT. of No. 0 , burned.
KoiiEitx VANCE , face burned end head
gashed.
I. O. HCUIN , burned badly.
Wii.i.MM .MITCIIKI.L , burnqd ,
PRICK COLEMVN , head and legs injured.
HILLY O'NKii.L , No. 3 tniCK , badly burned.
J\MES IioFpsTAtiT , head burned.
C. H. MINEII , loft arm broken and head
gashed.
Eo Wii.cox , back hurt.
Two or three of the Injured arc in a pre
carious condltiou , but wore still alive at
last reports.
IChtlmato of f.
Elevator C was owned and operated by
Pratt & Porter , under ttio name of tbo Km-
plre Elevator company. The capacity of the
elevator was 140,000 bushels and thn stock of
wheat on hand when the tire broke out WM
was about 75,000 bushels Tliare arc two
largo annexes to tnu t-lovator , whose com
bined capacity is iM,0 )0 ) bushels. Tbowo were
leased bv the Miiwaultoo ro.id of Pratt ft
Portor. The loss on the elevator and con
tents aggregates $100,001) ) , on which ttiore was
JTs.OOJ ! B 'iraneo. Tuo Muore Wood Carving
Machine company lost mu < .h vul'iaoii , ma
chinery , their loss reaching ? JO,00'J with an
Insurance of only ft.OUO.
The Kansas City CJraln and Feed com
pany's storehouse was consumed. Losi ,
t-.W.'O ' ; Insurant-it , fl.OOj. The Dloon ot frnma
and erick ctortM on Washington avenue , tbo
yards of the Mill Wood company and a few
smaller structures were destroyed or badly
damaged Before the Damon were under con
trol. 1'ho IMS of these will foot up about
E'iuoo , with JiO.uOO Insurance. Tha total
loss is plaiod at ? iuy,500 and the total itiSur-
unco 1107.000.
O-.ll tor Help.
A message for hetn had been sent to Sf.
Paul , and three oomnaiile * from that city
arrived In time to be of good nurvlco In
ausnchlng tbo llnmes which were under con
trol before .1 o'clock.
The Inter-Urban ulectrtc line between th
two cities , which runs aloui ? Washington
avenue passed the scene of the lire , was at ft
standstill all the afternoon and uvcnln ? , tha
bosi * across tbo track and burning building : !
praventinK them fro-n running All thi
South Minneapolis cars were also stopped.
lb > - MuMnjkro trams wrr atso Interfered
' v road running right post the
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