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ESTABLISHED JUNE in , 1871. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MOUSING , AUGUST 22 , 1891. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. CHINESE WERE VICTORIOUS Japanero forces Driven Back Several Miles , with Heavy Loss. CHINESE FOLLOWED AND ROUTED THEM Jlrport , Which Come1 * from Chhirno Sources , U to the lifted Hint thn JiipiuDo Arc Ilc-Kinlmrktni ; rliclr r.iiml I'orccn. LONDON , Aug. 22. The Times has re ceived the following dispatch from Shanghai , dated August 21 : General Tlo , commanding the Teng-Tlen dlvls.on of the Chinese forces , tclcgraphi as follows. The Chinese on Fri day attacked the Japanese forces at Ping- Yang , driving them back , with a heavy loin , a distance of eleven miles to Chung-Ho. The Chinese made a second attack on Saturday and drove the Japanese from Chung-Ho , which Is now In Chinese hands. The Japanese again lost heav.ly In Saturday's fighting. Another great battle Is expected today. Admiral Preemantlc , the British com mander , has established the headquarters ol Ills fleet provisionally at Chee-Foo , where the British , Russian and Italian ministers now are. The Chinese fleet Is enjoying pos session of the gulf of l'o-chl-11. The Japanese are re-embarking a largo number ol troops at Fucan. Nothing Is known regard ing their destlnat on. The Chinese force which occupied Vcshan has evacuated that place and has marched eastward In the di rection of Seoul. The force , which Is under General Ycl , had been augmented by the ad hesion cf numerous sympathizing Corcans , The Chinese forces are converging on Ping- Yang. The telegraph line at the patter point remains In the possession of the Chinese. Nine thousand Japanese troops have left Seoul and marched In the direction of Ping- Yang. Two German fathers of the Catholic mission at Slnlgwu , In the southern part ol the province of Shan-Tun , have be-on cap tured by banditti and held for ransom. A government posse sent In pursuit of the robbers has been unable to capture them. AN on ICIH : IIONOKKD. Colonel AVimson In\lt l liy Jiipmi to Com- nmnd II Ilvl lon of Her Arinj- RIVERSIDE , Cal. , Aug. 21. One of the most Important men In this country In hi ; relation to the present controversy between Japan and China and who Is likely to prove an Important factor In a direct way , as he Is certain to In an Indirect way , In the war now waging over Corca , Is Colonel J. It , Wasson of Scdalla , Mo , formerly a well known ofllcer of the United States army The Japanese government has sent for Colonel Wasson and charged him to repair at once to the scene of the conflict and there take command of one division of the mikado's forces. He luls been asked to dc this because of his familiarity with the Japanese and their methods and his known ability as a commander. The government olllclals know this from Colonel Wasson's connection with the Japanese army at one time as a military Instructor. Years ago , during President Grant's term , the mikado retiuestcd of this government that a young military ofllcer of marked ability bo sent to Japan to Introduce Intc the Japanese army American tactics nml methods of warfare. It was a desirable and honorable position and President Grant selected Colonel Wasson , a classmate at the West Point Military academy and a close friend and great favorite. Wasson had previously been sent upon a similar mission to Egypt on the request of ( ho khedlve and spent two jears In the Nile country con structing the military forces , earning con siderable renown for his tact and ability In tlmt line , but It was In his relation with Japan that ho achieved his greatest fame. In 1871 ho accompanied General Salgo as chief of staff , with tl.o rank of colonel , In the expedition against Formosa. Colonel Wassail conducted the expedition to a suc cessful termination. The success of the en terprise and the satisfactory manner In which It was carried through so pleased the mikado that he bestowal on Colonel Wasson the decoration of the rising sun of the imperial order of MMJI , a distinction nc other foreigner every enjoyed. A warm personal friend of tha colonel rcMdlng In this city Is In receipt of a letter from the cx-soldler , giving the facts as te the offer made by Japan. AND IIONIY : TO SI-.YKI : . J l > nn CliiluiH to HUM ) Ki-MinrunM lloyoml Any Nc'tHl for \\i\r. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 21. Minister Ku/ rlno of Japan Is keeping aery Keen cjo or the newspaper dispatches from Seoul , ani Yokohama. He denied that they were cor rect , for there was an understanding betweer himself and his government that when then was serious lighting he should be apprlsei at once. "I have consequently been expecting r cablegram , " ho said , "but since rny arrlva I have not received one. Consul Chlrula has no' received any either. "In connection with this I want to combal an Impression prevalent with some of the American people that I am hero to raise clean loan , and possibly to get American troop" and olllcers. My coming Is no way In refer ence to the war. Wo are not in need ol guns , money or ammunition. Wo have t B andlng army of 80,000 men , with reserve : EUfllclent to make 200,000. All ore wel trained. Even in Japan wo have far more ap- plkants for places to light than we require 1'eoplo are very ready to volunteer , but we do not need them. The volunteers would b ( in the way of the trained troops. Our pee pie , too , are offering money to the govern' mcnt , but wo do not need It and steadily refuse - fuse It. Since my arrival a number of Japan CSQ and others have offered their services but I have explained the real condition am endeavored to dlscourago them. Desldes the 200,000 trained men wo have 200 war ships \Vo are thus well equipped. "I think the policy of China Is to rnovi elowly , but Is Is a dissevered , dlsmembcrei country and even time will avail nothing The people are not patriotic. It U a Tartai dynasty. Why , In 1SC3 , when the French am English sought to open Canton , the Chlnesi \\oulil not s'antl by China. U Is the sami way all over that country. LI Hung Chanf cannot hold the Chinese together muel longer , " Juimiimu ( 'iinnii.iiHli'r Ordered Them Klllril LONDON , Aug. 21. A dispatch to thi Times from Shanghai today says that th ( court of inquiry has established the taci that the commander of the Japanese wai Bhlp Nanlvva ordered the destruction of the drowning men from the Chinese transpori Kovv Strung , which was sunk by the Japan 6BC. 6BC.Tho dispatch adds that Vice Admiral lion Sir E. U. rremanllo of the British Chine Nation , Is collecting details of evidence * " or this subject. * No M-\v cif tliu War , SHANGHAI , Aug. 21 , No nowa pf anj Importance has been received hero recently in regard to the movements of the fleets 01 concerning the military movements , The fact Is It may be asserted that no nsvvi concerning the war between China utrd Japai haa reached Shanghai since August 1 ? . 'I In two Japanese epics who were arrested li the French settlement of Shanghai art undei the protection of the United States COMBU and will remain so until a charge Is clear ! ) formulated ogajnat them. I'loo.li la Mi-xlco. LKRDO , State of Coahu'lo ' , Mexico , Aug SI. The heavy rains In the mountains hav < caused one of the most damaging overflow i of the Nassaa river ever known. Iteportt JJBYO reached hers of fifteen deaths bj drowning and many families have been made homeless by the water washing their houses away. Several of the Irrigation dams were washed out and the cotton and corn planta tions are flooded , causing many thousand dollars worth of damage in the rich val ley. ltiiiiS MOSTLY WINMNO. Stiito of the Viirlom Southern Insurrections Looks Illiifl In IVrti. VALPARAISO , Aug. 21. U Is reported that Plcrola , will openly join Solares against the Peruvian government. Friends of 1'lerola say ho has now tire backing of the entire country. He Is receiving dally accounts of adhesions , while desertions from Caccres' army occur dally. The merchants of Lima are alarmed , as the rebels are closing In. LIMA , Peru , 'Aug. 21. Rebels have been defeated at Hiiarres. Caceres has proclaimed amnesty for the rebels who surrender and Is shooting prisoners who do not do EO volun tarily. GUAYAQUIL , Ecuador , Aug. 21. Ilebel advices say that the rebels have defeated Hie government force at Huanacu. It Is reported that the ship Huanccar grounded while leav ing Polta with Flores aboard. CARACAS , Venertiela , Aug 21. The rebels occupy Corro. It Is reported that they have been reinforced from Curacoa and that Uojas Paul Is encouraging and will personally join them. I10GOTA , Colombia , Aug. 21. A large quantity of arms has arrived at Curacoa'from Now York for Ilojas Paul , who Intends to start a revolution against Venezuela. HIO DE JANEIRO , Aug 21 The remnants of Saralvas' band have surrendered at Vac- carlus and Sangabrlet. Saralva committed suicide when ho found ho would fall Into the enemy's hands. MONTEVIDEO , Atlg 21. A set'lement of the differences between the president and the opposition has been reached. llo'ii IIiirnlnr fur 11 Work. VIENNA , Aug. 21. The flre which broke out in the warehouse on the water front of FluniH on August 13 has not yet been quenched , although 10,000 tons of water ore thrown upon the burning mats hcu ly T : ere Is no possibility of saving the goods In tlip grott structure. The atmosphere Is thick with smoke which Is almost unbearable , and those who can afford the expense are leaving town , Disorder In Morocco. TANGIER'S , Aug 21. Serious disturbances have just been reported from Mazagn and S.ifll , extending to Morocco City. The sul tan's troops killed forty of the rebels at Azlmcir. General disorder and pillaging prevails In that Important portion of the empire. Unless suppressed promptly It may become general , I'our M < * iiuro Dro.vnnl ST. JOHN , N. II. , Aug. 21. The tug Mat- tic ran ashore on Martins head on Sunday marnlng and the- crew , eight In number , took to their boat , which was capsized. Captain Mowrey , Engineer Herbert Mowrey , Captain Pitman of the bark Alert and a deck hand were drowned. I'opo CuiiioYiy IsVur Dentil. LONDON , Aug. 21. A special dispatch re- calved here today from Rome says that the pope had an attack of syncope on Sunday last and for some minutes the condition of his holiness caused much alarm. liiltlsli Ollkliil Miirdcrcil by Ducolts. RANGOON , Burmah , Aug. 21. A. II. Tucker , the district superintendent of police at Wa , fifteen miles from Pegu , was mur dered last evening by Dacolts. DK.l'fll 01' MtOlllJllTlHX. Wonlthy DiilHHiuo Miiltlni ; Conipuny Sutls- floil that Apparition IH Knilcd. DUDUQUE , Aug. 21. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) The Dubuque Milting company , which owns the four beer breweries here , bought ground today on which to build a modern brewery to cost $275,000 and to have an annual capacity of 160,000 barrels. The prohibitory and mulct laws have been Ignored hero utterly and with Impunl y. Still the liability to prosecution Is constant , and this enterprise , In contemplation for several years past , Is undertaken now only because the company feels assured that Iowa will "take no backward s'ep" on the liquor question. Lyman Ellis of Clinton , the republican whose manufacture bill was defeated In the last senate , holds that the right to manufacture liquor Is recorded by the mulct law. He further promises that the next legislature will adopt a bill expressly authorizing the manufacture of liquor. A promise of this Is seen by the brewers In the declaration of the present republican platform In fa\or of encouraging "manufacturing industries" In Iowa This plank has been Interpreted to their satisfaction by high au horlty. 'i//-s nif > noxu. Judge Approoil the Siinio nml Ilo is Now lit Uliorly. PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , Aug. 21. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) Sandy Griswold Is a free man again , having- filed a bond of $7,500 , signed by C. II. Parmelce , one of Plattsmouth's wealthiest and most respected citizens , and William A. Paxton , William Coburn , E. S. Dundy , jr. , and J , C. Morrison of Omaha , for his appearance at the Septem ber term of the district court. Lindsey 1ms not succeeded lit getting ball yet , and there Is considerable doubt as to whether he will bo able to do so. He seemed to take It for granted that Gils- vvold's friends should mike a hustle for him , but they politely declined. The feeling In town against the accused Is much less vindictive since the preliminary hearing Is over. TII o O.M iii.t jinx ttitor. V , It. \ \ Irt mid .k M , KosL'lu'rr.v of the lion llnr Milling Company \Vuyhilil , CRIPPLD CREEK , Cole , Aug. 21. F. B. Wlrt , president of the Ben Hur Mining com pany , who lives In Omaha , was sh-t through both enns tonight , half a mile this sldo cf Victor , and the horse of J. M. Roseberry , secretary of the same company , who also lives In Omaha , was shot In the neck by a gang of six men , who fired over thirty shots at them from Winchester rifles. Wlrt and Rosebnrry had been down to Lawrence ex amining some mining property , and started homo after 8 o'clock. They hud traveled about a mile when they were attacked. U appears to bo the opinion that the affair was an attempt to assassinate Sheriff Dowers of this county , who has been active of late In making arrests of miners Implicated In the late Cripple Creek war , and these two men were mistaken for the sheriff and his deputy. nuiciKh ,1 / > o//.v cnir.iHtK.v , Collapse of nn Ohl llrklc lluilillni ; atVor - CtfftttT , MllHl * . WORCESTER , Mass. , Aug. 21. An old brick building on Ward and Rlchland streets , this city , colhpsed , burying about a dozen children and three men. Four of the chlldr n were taken out , badly Injured , Work of it t.'ruzy hrrllou Mini. IIAWLINS , Wyo. , Aug. 21. ( Sp clal Tele- grain to The Bee. ) Yesterday A. Eckntan , a Union Pacific section man , drove his family from home , threatening them with death , HP then killed n calf and his dog. Today about 11 o'clock he set his housj on flre and attempted to cut his throat , U re quired eleven btltcl.es to close the wound. Ho will recover. Domestic tiouble 1s suit- posed to bo the cause , Memlno of Mm , K. C , KVIIIII. ORIN JUNCTION. Wyo. , Aug. 21.-Spe- ( clul Telegram to The Bee. ) Mrs. E , 0. Kvans of Casper died laat evening of blood poisoning. She was the wife of William T. Evans , a prominent local coatructor , ant ] formerly lived at Grant , Neb. HOSTS OF THEM TURNED OUT Republicans Qava the Oity a Truly Cam < paign Appearance Laat Evening , STREET PARADE OF LCC\L \ CLUBS Mn s Meeting at Jefferson Squiiro Addressee by 1'urty Igniters unit Attended by Cheering Thousands \Vns I.llco Celebrating n Victory. If there was a democrat In the city o Omaha last night he went to cover with out even so much as expressing his polltlca preferences. In fact the whole city went re publican and no person on earth was foum who would dispute any statement made ti tlmt effect. Monday n number of the leading repub Means conceived the Idea of having a paradi upon the principal streets , to be followed b ; speaking at Jefferson square. The Idea took Yesterday afternoon the formation of tin parade , the line ol march and the arrange merit for some of the minor details wen published In The Bee. Its effect acted llki mnglc and the proposition of having n gram republican rally soon ticcamo contagious so much so that when the column swep dowir rnrmm and marched over to Dougla : street and thence to the square fully 3,00i republicans were In line , while thousand ! of men and women stood along the streets cheering the boys to the echo. At 8 o'clock II. H. Roblson , president o the Republican league and marshal of tin parade , masked his forces on Fjrnam street with the right and the left of the columi resting on Seventeenth and Eighteen ! ! streets A few moments later a platoor of police clcrred the street and the commani to march was given. The presidents of tin several republican clubs led the way , followci by the Seventh Ward Military band o twenty-five pieces , under the leadership o D. Risley. MADE A RED AVENUE. Almost as soon as the bind had struck thi first note of "Yankee Doodle , " the wholi length of Farnam street became a sheet o flame from the red and blue flre that burnet on almost every corner to a point as far cas as Tenth street. Behind the band rnarchei with soldierly tread n detachment of tin Kouavo corps of the Thurston Rifles , eacl man armed with a bundle of Roman candles which were discharged from time to time. The Thurston Rifles , sKty-flve strong marched behind the Zouaves , and never wai there a lime when the men under the com martd of Captain Scharff looked better Their white helmets shone under the glan of the electric lights , and as the boy : marched and executed their fancy drill ; there was nothing to Indicate that the ; cared for the cup that was brought homi from Lincoln by the Omaha Guards. In tiio wake of the Rifles came the Ham llton club , and there were 330 of the mem bcrs In line , all keeping step to the miisli that was pounded cut by the Omaha Mill tary Drum corps of the High school. Be hind the Harnlltonlans marched the Hlgl school cadets to the number of 100. Ther there were ten of the republican clubs o the city , massing 700 voters , all of vvlron marched four abreast. Tlio feature of the parade , however , wai the Pyth an band of McCook , with Iti twenty-four pieces , under the leadership o II. P. Sutton. This Is considered one o the best bands In the state , and today tin tie > s will furnish some of the music at tin convention hall. Last night the member ! wore resplendent In uniforms consisting o snow white helmets , surmounted by Ion ; waving red plumes , blue coats and snou white pints. Behind the McCok bam iinrclied the Swedish Garfleld Republlcar club , the Mercer Guards , a club of mountet men from the Sixth ward and half a dozer other clubs of the city , as well as the Harrison risen Republic in club , made Up of resl- ilcnts of the country precincts. At every point along the line of marcf the crowd upon the sidewalk split the hoi ilr of the August night , but In front cf thi Mlllard hotel , the headquarters of the re publicans , the climax was reached. Hen the vast assemblage cried Itself Irarse as 1 called out the names of MacCoIl and Mercer The cry was p cled up and carried alorif the street from Tenth to Seventeenth , golrif ilown the side streets until It seemed thai those two names were upon the lips of abou : every man , woman and child In the city. The errtlre program was carried out to tin letter , the column marching to Jeffersor square , where It disbanded. AT JEFFERSON SQUARE. The square was crowded full of Interestei and enthusiastic people , all anxious to heai republican doctrine expounded by the bpeak ers who had been announced. A temporary speakers' stand had beer placed in the center of the park , and befori the head of the parade 'had reached tin square there was a crush of men and womer for positions of vantage. The famous Arion Male Glee club fron York put the crowd In good humor by sing Ing "The Battle of ' 92" and "He Wore j Worried Look , " In which many pleasing ret orences we-re made to the democrats. The first speaker was F. W. Collins , prts Ident of the Slate League of Rcpnbllcar Clubs. He ald that the laboring man hat discovered In this memorable year of demo c-ratlc misrule that ho could not get monsj unless ho got work , and that he could not ge work when the democratic politicians wen engaged In closing up the factories and mill ; as fust as they could by pernicious laws am laws made only for the wealthy classes. I mattered not to the laborer how cheaply hi could purchase the necessaries of life if hi could not get the purchasing price. Thi ! was the true condition of affairs now con fronting the worklngmen of this country , urn they were beginning to wonder "where thoj were at. " The democrats had promised tin worklngmen and common people many thing ! rthcn they once obtained control of the gov- ' eminent , but Ihon promise1) had nevei ueen kept. The president dlscoverel a greai man In Hoke Smith and made him a rnembei of his cabinet , and now the democracy couh iHstance all the other parties In existenci In creating calamity and distrust. PEOPLE WERE FOOLED. Cleveland also discovered tint senatorial sugar was far better than common pic. The people of this country had been brought tc the painful realization that they put In powei a party two years ago which had done noth ing since but kill time and the best Interest ! of the nation. But they overlooked that al the same time they were killing themselves and the speaker hoped that they would con tinue In the latter pastime until their vvorl < was fully completed. The democrats now Imc to apologize for their existence as a party , but the republicans could point with prld < to their honorable record for the pist twenty- live years. Ml Collins closed Ills remark ! with n brief and cutting reference to the man who now occupies the white house. lion. J. L McPheely of Mlnden was ther Introduced. He said that he was proud ol belonging to the republican parly and thai neither he nor his party had any apologies to make to the people for their past actions The republican party was a party of gooi ! cltUenshlp , and ho thought tlmt Ncbraskt would lie solidly In line In November. He could not explain why the democrats luc1 not made good their promises to th ° people but just now the question was "How an we going to feed ouuclves and families dur ing the coming winter ? " The speaker sali that the state was proud of Omaha , and tlnl It and other live cities went to make up one of the best states In tht > union He nd | tlnl the republicans of Omaha had an advantage over the republicans of his dUtrlct , because they had a representative In congress vvhc looked after their rights , while down nl Mlnden , It they wanted anything , It had tc come from some other source , because the ) were unfortunate enough to be represented or misrepresented rather , by a populism congressman. But he promised that the re publicans down In that district would irtilu 1)111 ) McKelghan wear a worried look before election day rolled around. Tire people down there would fleet Andrews If there were enough people to do It. tlrynn had truth fully said that the populists lifld done mort In two yc.irs than the democrats had done In thirty , for the democrats had done nothing except bring disaster on the country. The republicans wanted to see great clouds ol smoke rolling out of : the factory furnaces and so much work for the manufacturers that It would be necessary to employ twa shifts of men to ( III their orders. Ilo urged all republicans to standjby the ticket which would be nominated to-day and show the nation that Nebraska was truly In line as n republican state again. MATT SAYS HE WILL HUSTLE. The glee club sang "We'll All be Happy Then , " and the master of ceremonies Inter jected some well tlrneil remarks. Matt Daughcrty , the republican congressional nom inee In the Sixth district , was then called upon for a speech. Matt Is nearly as well known In Omaha as he Is at his home In Ogalalla , and-lie was greeted with a warm burst of applause as he rose He congratu lated the republicans of Nebraska In select ing Omaha as their convention place , and said that In a metropolitan city like thlp there was room for everybody , and that the delegates were being taken care of In the best of shape. Today would see the greatest gathering of republicans In this city that had ever gathered at any convention In the history of the state. The Omaha republicans were organized as they were never before , and the party all over the state was In the best of lighting trim , so he predicted that they would win a grand and overwhelming victory In November. Ho pr-mlscd to be In the front ranks , and said that although he had a large territory to canvass , be would hit the cow trails early arid late and bo In the ring until the last vote was counted. Matt gently roasted his democratic brethren and gave Congresrnan Mercjr a high compli ment for his efforts In belmlf of the people of this district. Ho urged all republicans to get Into line and win the battle of ballots this fall. TIRED OF EXPERIMENTS. Hen. W. M. Robertson of Norfclk was the next speaker. He said that unlike his friend Dzugherty ho came from the dis trict represented by thatisterllng young re publican , George Melklcjohn , who had done much good work for his dlstr'ct In congress. He thought that Nebraska had had about enough cf popullstlc and democratic Gov ernment and now It proposed to get Into the front of the procession of republican states and stay there. He related how Senator Allen and an Omaha paper with a lijphen- ated title had put up a job down In his district to secure the nomination of Allen's law- partner f-r congress on the demo-pop ulist ticket. He was glad to say that the r scherno had failed , for he had a telegram which ; he had just received from homo to the llTect that the populists had repudiated the gang and had refused to nominate Rob inson. He said that the i republican party had never lowered the flag to any monarchy , as had been done In the Hawaiian Islands by Cleveland's order. He scored the present administration for Its att.tude toward the old sddlers and said that It was the duty of the nation to now protpct , Instead of de grade , Its eld vvcrn out defenders. He predicted that the convention would nom inate a ticket today which It would be the duty of every republican , law abld.ng citi zen and laboring man to suppcrt. There had been frequent calls for Dave Mercer from the crowd , but at that time he was busdy engaged elsewhere , ai.d the glee club wound up the meeting by singing "The Three Bills. " c.vt.n oKNiA DUMOCIIATS Miir. rrliicl | > il CotitoHt Is Hotwocn the Kallroikil and Alltl-Itiillroiul Fnctlo H. SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 21. The demo- cratlc state convention convened here shortly after noon today. The ndmlnatlon of a full ticket and the adoption of a platform is the work before the convention. Tonight In terest centers In the contest for the guber natorial nomination and the nomination of three candidates for railroad commissioners and three candidates for election to the State Board of Equalization. The contest between the factions known as "railroad" and "anti-railroad" Is mainly over the nam ing of candidates for these Important state boards. For governor , the leading candidates tonight are ex-Congressman James H. Budd , A. r. Stockton and Barney D. Murphy of San Jose. The name of Congressman Maguire - guire Is also prominently mentioned , but he Is making no fight for the nomination. To night , however , It can be bald that no one has won the battle. It Is confidently pre dicted that the convention will adopt strong resolutions against the refunding of the Pa cific railroad Indebtedness and urging gov ernment control of the Pacific railroads , . Reso- Itlons have also been drawn up upholding the Cleveland administration and condemn ing the United States senators who succeeded in defeating the purpose of the Wilson bill as to sugar , iron and coal. Resolutions have been drafted openly condemning Gorman , Smith and Brlce. R. F. Delvall of Los Angeles was elected chairman of the convention by acclamation. George S. Patton of Los Angeles , In his speech placing Delvall in nomination , made the opening attack on the railroad Interests. He declared that In the corning campaign the Southern Pacific must for the first time come from behind their ramparts and fight in the open. This declaration was loudly cheered , and Chairman Delvall In his openIng - Ing remarks provoked . .uproarious applause when ho declared that he favored every anti-railroad sentiment that Patton had ut tered. After the appointment of a committee un credentials the convention adjourned un'H tomorrow morning. SOLID 1 OK SI 1. Vint. Dodge County Drniocr.itH Meet , In County Convention at I'romont. PREMONT , Aug. 21. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) At the Dodge county demo cratic convention held at the court house Dr. Jacob Simmons of North Bend was elected chairman and Dr. J. S. Devrles secretary. A committee of five on credentials was appointed. The con vention took a recess of fifteen min utes during the discussion of the commlttteo on crc-dentlals. The 'committee reported no contesting delegates mid all precincts repre sented. H. P. Stoltenberg of Pleasant Val ley and Ed ItcnUIn ' of Hooper were ap pointed tellers and trie- convention proceeded to ballot for delegate * to the-Stnln conven tion , resulting In tho'eltotlon of the follow ing' John M. Dlelsy yH. . Weeks. Jake Bodewlg , Henry Looschcn , John Harms , Nels Martenson , Jt. . HWiks , 0 M. Scott , N. Pascoe , Mlko Ctfupmat ) . William Robin son , J. P. Mallon , , uohn Thomson. W. R. Wilson , E. J. Elllclr. J. S. Ilevries , N. P. Nelson. James Mllt'ken , James Huff. 0. D. Harms C Hollcnbcck ; congressional J. S. Devrles , N P. Nelson , P to Flanlgan , Dr. Simmons , JohniiRombeni , William P. Basler , E. W Matin/ John Thomson , Mike Gory , James Mllllken. Charley .Bchaeffer. L P. Hanson , W. H. Weeks ? James Murray , George Hoffman , Frank , Birtosch , Peter Parker , O , Llndgren. Tljo convention was bo overwhelming free sllvbr that the admin istration men hardly jii'ndo a ripple. ! llt'piibllciin Coiirriitlon. NASHVILLE. Aug. 21 The republican convention met today at the state capltol with 400 delegates In attendance. Hon. A. II Bow nun vvas elected temporary chairman and Scott Bennett secretary. The convention will not nominate a candidate for governor until late this afternoon , and indications point to a lively content between Ilie BIII > - porters of J. W Bak r of Davidson county and H. Clay Evans of Hamilton county. It Is thought llaker. who has been the chairman of the state executive- committee four years , Is strongly In the lead , but the Kvans men are hard ut work and appear confident , The republican gubernatorial convention has not yet organized , It m t this aftir- noon at 3 o'clock ind adjou-nel till this evening , met again and adjourned to tomor row , SIZING UP THE SITUATION Delegates from the State Finding Out Just Where They Really Sand ! , .10 DARK HORSE SEEN IN THE FIGHT Gubernatorial Contest Viiuurcly Set Ilo. tvtc.il IMucColl unit .Mnjorc , with tha UtliU All in Favor of the Aluu from Lexington , The scenes at the Mlllard hotel last night were remarkable even for the occasion of a big state convention. Every possible ar rangement had been made by the manage ment for the accommodation of the throng : of delegates and visitors , but the capac ty of the hotel was taxed as never before by the demands upon It. All of the delegates to the convention drifted naturally to the hotel , nnd with them came their friends , and they were followed by crowds of pco- plo In all walks and conditions of life , who took full advantage of the opportunity to see how the preliminary wcrk of n big po litical contest vvas managed. The rotunda ol the hotel was packed constantly , wh lo the sidewalks were blocked by the crowds These were made up mainly of spectators , but on the upper floors of the hotel there were no Idlers. The Jam was quite as great ns in the public court , but every man In the throng had something on his mind and was anxious to get everybody else Into his way of think ing , even at the expense of concessions that he had promised himself he would never make. The hotel corridors resembled the walls of a cheap chophouse , so liberally were they placarded with announcements of the feasts In store for the hungry delegates. There was no limit on the number or variety of candidates , and the room that did not bear the label of some candidate's head quarters wasi poor indeed. There were delegates enough to go around , and every candidate had his following In the log-rolling contest that was waged with varying fortunes until the stars were dimmed this morning. Caucuses were called In rapid succession by the delegations from various counties and the results of the deliberations brought hope or dismay Into the headquarters of the opposing candidates. Trusted lieutenants of the candidates for gubernatorial honors were everywhere looking after the wants and In terests of the Incoming delegrtes and re ceiving reports of the progress of the light. It was the last decisive sk'rmlsh pre liminary to the content that must be fought out In the republican state convention which will be called nt Exposition hall at 10 o'clock this morning. Nearly all of the delegates were present and took part In the sizing up But few of the delegates are jet to arrive and their position on the leading features of today's battle Is pretty generally known. CRANE WITHDRAWS. One of the Important developments of the night's contest vvas the withdrawal of Tom D. Crane of Douglas from the race for lieu tenant governor , In Mr. MacColl's Interest. About 10 o'clock Brad Slaughter and a num ber of members of the republican btate central committee called upon the Lincaster county delegation and Informed them of Mr. Crane's withdrawal. Mr , Slaughter made the announcement , which was treated most discourteously. Mr. Crane was about to explain his position and the reasons for his withdrawal , when he was forcibly Informed that the centlemen from Lincoln did riot want to hear from him , and he retired from the room. The action of the Lancaster dele gation was serlot-sly deplored by members ol tire delegation ery soon afterwards , and they sought to make all possible amends for their very hasty action. The report was Industriously circulated through the Hotel at regular Intervals during the night that there was trouble in the Doug- lis county delegation , and tint the members of the delegation would not stand together In today's contest. These reports were traced In every Instance to a fragrant group of ghost dancers who were doing all in their power to encourage the rumor which they had started , in the hope of creating a dis sension that might result favorably for the candidacy of Majors. A careful poll of the delegation develops the fact that the in structions of the convention will be respected enthusiastically by all of the delegates , with the possible exception of two or three rail road strikers who got Into the delegation by false pretenses. COMES TO A SQUARE ISSUE. One thing that became apparent during the preliminary sparring , vvas that the contest had mrrowed down squarely between MacColl and Majors , and that there would be no dark horse feature In the fight before the conven tion. The effect of this situation wis the turning of many of the country delegates who were presumably for Crounso Into the Mac- Cell ranks. There were several good reasons why these deleeUIons are rallying to the MacColl standard. It Is beginning to dawn upon many of the republicans of the state that there Is great danger to the party In Majors' nomination. They admit that If Majors were chosen It would seriously Jeopardize ardize the legislative ticket In many dis tricts , and In Douglas county would bo the beginning of a factional fight that would end disastrously to the whole ticket , Then , too. the delegates have begun to discover that many of the candidates for various ollices on the state ticket are really straw men put up for trading purposes In the hope of bolstering up Majors' fortunes. But the attempt of the Majors forces to capture all of the places on the ticket Is the hardest pill offered the delegations to the convention. The territory within a ra dius of s.xty miles of Lincoln Is modestly asking for the governor , lieutenant gov ernor , attorney general and several lesser ollices , and other sectl'ns of the state are beginning to vvcndcr what they are In the convention for any way. Supporters of the Ncmaha statesman have been claiming everything that was not pledged to MacColl , but their figures have been revised frequently and radically , as the delegations which they have claimed us a unit have been coming In either solidly for MacColl , or at least divided. The most careful and conservative estimate ft the figures nt hand give MacColl a fraction over a majority of the delegates on the first bal lot. If lie gets fair treatment at the hands of the Lancaster , Gage , Richardson nil other delegations ho will have to exceed COO volts on the first ballot. It Is generally con ceded that were It ml for the railroad In- llticnce behind Majors he would not have to exceed l&O votes In the convention. KODAKKI ) IN CUKICIDOKS. Sur/i Sliotn ut Ilfllcgntcs nml nrlegiitlons us They I'loitvit About llotols. The Lancaster county delegation held n caucus yesterday afternoon and elected Judge Arnasa Cobb chairman , and C. R. Connelly secretary , and G. M. Lambertson committee an resolutions. The noon trains brought In the delegations from Dlxon , Dakota , Clay , Cidar , Colfax , I'lercr and Daw son counties , All of the dele gates reported at the Millard and then sought their respective quarters. Captain Russell , candidate for commissioner 3f public lands and buildings , has opened headquarters at the Mlllard , where ne Is re ceiving hla friends In addition to opening headquarters , the ciptaln has opened any number of boxes , all of which are filled with Nebraska made cigars , all manufactured from Nebraska grown tobacco. The Lancaster county delegation vvas the first large crowd to arrive in a body. They carne In from Lincoln ut noon and went at qnce tn the Murray Next to Douglas , Lancaster Is the largest , having eUty delegates. It clilms to hold the key to the gubernatorial Situation , and its leaders claim tlmt they will i.1mo tlr successful candidate Next to Lancaet r Gage county will have th" largest crowd In the ronvuitlcn The delegation from Beatrice came In late yen- terdny although a number of Individual delegates arrived In the morning. C. 0 I'carse came In In the morning and rtglstcrci at the Mlllard. Ho hopes to be In the race for superintendent of public Instruction , bill the friends of W. A. Summers claim tin solid dflcgatlon , Thcro nre > thirty-four dele gates from Gage , and they are being assldit ously cultivated by the leaders In the guber natorial race. Orlando Tcfft and a few members of tin Cass county delegation came In jrstcrdjy Tefft says lie Is entirely out of the rice foi lieutenant governor , and ho evidently mean ! It. Ho has opmcd nu hctdquartcrs E K. Valentino and one or two promlnom West Pointers registered at 11 o'clock am they were soon followed by a number of tin delegates front Platte county. Valentine * w t ; at once suspected of n deslro to become r dark horse In the race , but his chtnccs a : such a contingent seems to hive been swal lowed up In the certainty that the nomlna tlon will go to MacColl. There Is a great demand lor adml'sslor tickets to the convention hall. The avallnbli tickets will bo divided among the county dele gittons according to their strength Ton Cooke has charge A' the dlstilbutlon of pros : tickets and Is already deluged with appllc.v tlons front scores of alleged newspaper men These tickets will , of cour c > be limited , us It Is considered desirable that the men win have the real work to do on the stage slial not be crowded The state central committee has openei rooms In 134 and 136 on the ptrlor floor o : the Mlllard and Charlie Rlggs of Beitrlce l ! In charge of the credentials book. The Us will bo completed at 9 o'clock this morning and a tjpevvrlttcn copy prepared foi the use of the convention Much tiinn wll thus be saved , at. there Is no probability thai the list will have to bo read. Three of the delepatcs from Dodge county came In on the early train , with the others following In the evening The mnn are nil stalwart republicans , and most of them i > rc for MacColl , Hrst , last and all the lime , while the others ore for Majors , or n dark horso. The Union Pacific train that cimo In f-oni the west In the morning was polled between this city and Frdmont. There were forty-five d legates on board , and the poll of the vote showed forty for MacColl and five for Majors , The local reception committee has fittcil up the rooms of the Hamilton club , In the Patterson building. Seventeenth and Furliam Btre ts , and have stretched a burner to the opposite sldo of the street. During the en tire day the members of the committee wers kept busy assigning delegates and v lt > - Itors to their boarding places The com mittee has also prepared a booklet , which gives the location of all of the hotels ami the prices which will bo charged. Will M. Maupln of North Bend Ins en tered the quart ° r stretch In the race for secretary of state. Will has not opened headquartT1 ! , but ho Is making n great hustle among the delegates who arc upon the strtets and In the corridors ol the hotels. Ills campaign is being m.'dc wholly upon the question of personal popu larity. D. H , Schult7 , J. N. Broytes and James Newell of Klrnball county , and A B. Bstrd , dropped Into headquarters yesterday anil register d , after which they assured every body that they were solid for MacColl , as was the balance of both counties , The delegation from Stanton county hai taken quarters at the Mlllard , They arc fostering the candldicy of Coney for super intendent of public Instruction. Judge Davidson Is here nt the head of the Johnson county delegation , members of whlcli are talking Jake Dew for land commissioner. Judge Sedgwlck of York hov In sight In the morning , and the York delegation reached hero In the afternoon. Captain /dan s of Nucl o'ls has arrlv d , and announces that he Is out of the race for sec retary of htate. Ex-Collector John Peters arrived at the head of the lioone delegation , working like beavers for MacColl. Tom Majors wears n worried look He visited the Elkhorn headquarters yesterday to enlist the management In efforts to pro mote his candidacy. The Lancaster delegates held a second caucus late last evening , and after a spirited light defeated Bud LIndsey's aspirations tc servo on the ttate central committee for another > ear. Ills successor will bo J. II , McChy of Lincoln , while John Ttompen ol Hlckman will bo the second member of the Lincaster county contingent on the state committee The delegates decided to recom mend W. Morton Smith , editor of the Lin coln Dtlly Call , for the secretaryship of the convention. Judge Gaslln , once a familiar figure In Nebraska politics , was nt the Mlllard last evening watching the fight from the vantage of a position In Piper's headquarters. The Adams county delegation has opened headquarters of Its own on the parlor floor of the Mlllard , although It his .no candlditc to present to the convention. The delegi- tlon was selected for Majors , but there are three or four personal friends of MacColl urnong the seventeen , and there Is some prospect of a break. A caucus will be held this morning , but It Is given out that the unit rule will not be adopted. Jasper W. Deweese of Lincoln , one of the generil cttornoys for the B & M. nt Lin- c In , has , headquarters at the Paxton , but was at the Mlllard dur ng the greater put af last evening A number of the more prominent B. & M. workers were- scattered among the delegates all evening , and It vvas particularly noticed that none of them were laboring earnestly for anybody but Torn Majors. J. Wesley Tucker of Cherry county , who has been a familiar figure in northwestern Nebraska politics f-r mzny years , has been selected by Tom Majors to present his name to tire convention today. Cook of Lexington will nominate MacColl , and both gentlemen have promised to bo href. Chief Justice Norval vvas at the Mlllird for a few hours yesterday , but returned to his homo In Sevvard l st evening. Judge T , 0. C. Harrison , also of the supreme court , Is hero , and will remain during the convention. Qcorge C. Thummcll arrived from Grand Island last evening to watch today's devel opments Gape county delegates held a caucus last evening end decided to cast thirty-four votes for W. S. Summers for attorney general sn every ballot that Is necessary to secure Ir m the nomination. Gus G Ileecher of Columbus , Neb. , Is In the city. Ho Is a candidate for state com missioner of lands and buildings and in backed by a strong xtato delegation. Mr Deccher Is one of the old settlers of Platte county and Is well known throughout the state. Ho was county troisurer for two terms and the convention allowed him tc irarno the delegates , vvho came hero un pledged. He is making a htrong race fqr the place. Captain Stlckel of Hebron was an Intcr- ; steU spe-'ctator of the fun last night. J. B. Weston of Gage county , ex-auditor if state , Is a convention special'r. J. A. Piper , one of the candidates for superintendent of public Instruction , has five brothers In the city , all residents of Ne braska , and two of them members of the convention. MHO TIM ; visnous AUK. 1.1st of I > < Irgntcfi to HID Convention iiH'Ilii'y lluvo Him Il < prii Icil. The Bee here presents a list of delegates to the convention , eo far us they had arrived last night. Five counties have not yet re liorted , but will arrive this morning' Adams W. W. Miles. W. A Reynolds. A T. Bratton , W H Ferguson. C. H Dietrich , II. H. Cherry , R. A. lloyd , C. E. Pratt , A. V. Sole , E. H St. John. Peter Warner , W. B. ilrovvn. A. Colfman , S. II. Smith , Grant Sco't ' , \ . Llnegiir , Luclen Dean. Antelope II. M. Stockwcll , B. H. Mills , T. P. McCarty. H L McCllntle , J. It. Nlchol , \ . Hopkins , T. W. Dnnta , M. B. Putney , lohn Hunt. Banner A. G. Dovvnur , C. M. Muffed , C. S , Beard. Blalne P. C Erlckson , F. W. Spencer. Boone N. C. Pratt , Charles Rlley , N. Todrca. E 0. Stowall , R , r. William * , N. H. Jtlles , John Peters , John Dillon , Charles Jack son , A. L Hunt. Box Butte Van Donklrk , A L Field , S i * . LletelR , Thomas Beck. J II Paradla Boy d II W MathcwB , Ed Lewis , FranJt ( Continued on Third Page. ) FOURTH DISTRICT POPULISTS Jobn M , Dovino Nom'nntctl for Congress at the Norfolk Convention , SENATOR ALLEN ADDRESSED THE MEETING Oitmlm riiitrorut Dmlorncct In All Iti I'lmson nml it I'inv Isovr I'rnturci Were Aildfil to thn Anll- Corpiinitloii Plunk. NORFOLK , Neb. , Aug. 21. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) The populist congres sional convention In this city today was largely attended and It wan by all odds the most Intensely Interesting convention ever held In the city. The miiln Issue was whether Judge Robinson , flic , silver democrat , or A straight populist should be nominated , and in determining that question a battle royal was fought , in which the brightest Intellects ) of the now party brushed against cuch other in skillful wordy combat It was anybody' ! battle up to the time the last county voted , and the middle-of-the-road anti-fusion- Ists breathed a sigh of relief when the sec retary's count showed tint John M. Devlnes , and rrot Judge Robinson , had been nominated. The convention organized by selecting J. C. Sprccher of Colfax temporary chairman over S. C Fall child of Antelope by a vote of 83 to 50. This was looked upon as n vic tory tor Hobltibon , but It was not really a test vote. C. S , Fowler of Dodge was made temporary sccritaiy without opposition. After the appointment of the usual commit- tecs Senator Allen was calljl for and made n lengthy address , The convention then took u recess of thirty minutes On reassembling the committee on credentials made Its report > port , showing that full delcg-itlons were pres ent from all counties In the dlstilct. The temporary oigniilrntlon was then rniido per manent The committee on platform not being ready to report , the time was devoted to speech making , Messrs Moudy , Fairchild - child , Sprccher , Cochran , Porter , Spackrnan and others being heard from , and most ot them dealing very plainly with thu question of the hour "to fuse or not to fuse. " Tha anti-fuse people rather had the bcbt of It. TEXT OF THE PLATFORM. The arrival of Chairman Abbott with tha platform cut the speeches short and he pro ceeded to rcid the numerous planks endorsing the Omaha platform and enlarging It. Ilia chief new departures wore resolutions In favor of making receiverships of bankrupt railways perpetual and the reversion of thft roads to the government when the rccolvore have paid off the debts , favoring the Mlcht- gin plan of district electors and the election of United States senators by the people. The course of Allen , McKelghan and Kern l t congress was Indorsed. The platform was adopted entire , ns was also a resolution to require the candidates nominated to stand upon It. After selecting a district central committee the informal ballot was taken , resulting Robinson , CO 1-7 ; Porter , 10'i ; Dcvlne , b5 % ; Sprecher , C C-7. After a little parliamentary tangle the candidates were asked to corno before tha convention and got on the platform. PorteB said he was for Dovlne , and that gentleman being absent a letter from him was read that settled the question of hla soundness. Judge Robinson nndc a speech endorsing populist principles , but this did not satisfy the dele gates , and ho was plied with questions that led to the reading of the entire platform , all of which received his sanction , and ho re tired. Even then a delegate from Dl\on county wanted him to say whether or not ho wai a populist , but the judge couldn't bo found1. The ( list formal ballot was then taken amid Intense excitement and resultedRobinson. . GS % : Dcvlne , 77 % . The result was received with wild cheering by the antl-Roblnson people , but the Robinson delegates were no happy. Mr. Devlno Is stcrctary of tha American Bimetallic league and Is In WasU Ingtorr , but will accept the nomination. IN" Kiu.S DlSrlUCL' . I'opiillsta Will Muct ut Hioki-ri How Today to I'll < tii ConcrtMsmin. BROKEN BOW , Nob. , Aug. 21. ( Special Telegram to The Bee ) The delegates to the populist congressional convention of the Sixth district are slowly arriving. W. L > Green of Kearney canro In on the evening train. Speculation as to the probable result Is growing Inter Ellng. Grcerr nt present has but lltllo following outside of the Iluf * falo county delegation Judge Novlllo ot North Platte came In Sunday evening. Ho has nearly the full nupport or hit judicial district , and will have th > largest following on the start with the exception of Kotn , vvho will have the greatest following. II. II. Hlatt of Custcr hns BOUIC. .following outsldej of this county Should Kem drop out of tha race part of the delegation of this county. will go to Hiatt , but not /ill It looks tonight as though neither of the prominent candidates will bo able to draw from any of the others Should that happen Judg3 Holcornb , notwithstanding ho Is not n candidate , will bo tendered tha place , which In all probability ho would ac cept. They are arranging for an ox roast and a big time tomorrow. The convention ; will not bo convened until 8 o'clock tomor row evening. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . NOMINA'I ii : ) , ( ) : IIIXI I'opullstH of tlm ICIimiitli .liiilldiil DUtrlct In C'onvitiitlon. ORD , Neb , Aug. 21 ( Special Telegram to The Bee ) The people's party Judicial con- vcntlon of the Eleventh judicial district mot here this evening. It was after 9 o'cloclt before the convention was cillcd to on1cr4 The first ballot resulted Doyle. 10. ArrrN strong , 2 ; Norman , 1 ; Edgcrton Ifi , Mcfiann , 20. A formal ballot resulted Doyle , 23V4J Norman , 1 ; Edgerton , 10 G-G ; McGann , IG'/ij Armstrong dropped out When Uie ballot was announced the candidates were callc-et out , and the following made siiaeuhcs ; M , W. McGann of Iloono , T J Doyle of Grcelen J. W. Armstrong of lloone , and A Norman ot Ord. Joseph W Edgerton of Hall was not present. T. J. Heald of Grt'eley wont fen Doyle , claiming he was a wolf In shoep'a clothing and had woikcd and voted too Grover Cleveland. Doyle replied , and SoU lick of Boone asked the convention to nom inate only a populist If they wished the Boone county popullstlc vote. After somej jangling the convention proceeded to another ; ballot , and Joe Edgerton was nominated bjl votes. twenty-seven _ No I iivnm for llry MI NELIGH , Neb. , Aug. 21. ( Special Tel The unterrlfied democracy gram to The lite ) racy of Antelope county met here today anol from what we can learn the state conven tion delcgatCH me not silver Bryan demo * crats , but favorable to the administration The state delegates are O. C. Jones , M , H. Huffman and Ira Wolfe ; congressional , John Pain , N Carr und George Thornburif. /Immrror Out of the Unco , NEBRASKA CITY , Aug. 21 ( Ppccfnl Tele. gram to The Bee ) lion. Anton Klmmerer who announced himself an a candidate ton the nomination for state treasurer , has vvlthi drawn. Mr. Zlmmercr would have had nev eral countlea to back him for the place , but concluded that his business would not permit him to accept the nomination should In mure It. Democrum Oppoo" 1'unloii. CRETE , Neb. , Aug 21. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) The democratic congressional committee of the Fourth district met her4 today September IS was fixed for the con * volition at Beatrice. Sorno ot the member nrlined towards fusion The feellni' , r A as ucalnst fusion with anybody ,