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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , SEPTEMBER 23 , 1891 , B
ALL FORIIOLCOB AND BRYAN Douglas Delegates tj Demorntto State Oen- Teution Undivided in Sentiment. AND THEY ARE BOUND BY THE UNIT RULE Unrmniilou * Hellion of ttio County Democ racy Yc tcnlnjr I'latform Docs Hot Accarrt with tlio Clilcnga Structure Uclngntot to Cnucui Tomorrow. The Douglan county democrats had a con vention nl Washington hall yesterday afternoon - noon to select the county's dclsgatlon to the state convc'ntlon , which meets In Omaha next Wcdnenday. Tl.o Bryan-Ilolcomb sentiment was overwhelmingly In the majority. The ninety-two delegates Kclectcd arc nil of the Hryan faith and tliey are all solidly united for Holcomb. * The platform endorses Cleveland , censures tlio democratic senators who opposed the \VIUon bill , demands free and unlimited coinage of silver at n ratio of 1C to 1 , nnd endorses Hrynn tor the United States sonata and Doyd for congress. Chairman S. II. Hush of the county central committee called the convention to order at 2 15 o'clock. On motion of C , J , Smythc , 11. C. Miller ot the Eighth ward wan made tem porary chairman , no candidate being pitted ngaliist him. Air. Miller accepted ( he office and the np- plnute accompanying It with a graceful ac knowledgment ot thanks. Ho alluded to li.xl Wednesday's state convention ns sure to bo more Important thnn any the democ racy has ever held , Ila asked for harmony and careful work , and predicted that the republican ticket would be beaten and the rotten rings at Lincoln cleaned out , He bogged the delegates to stand up for good Elate government , good democracy , James E. Lloyd , \V. J , llryiin and the grand old demo cratic party. Lee Hcrdman was made temporary secre tary without opposition , and L. J. I'lattl was elevated to the assistant secretaryship. rnOCEBUED TO BUSINESS. The list of delegates from the city of On aha , South Omaha and the country pre- clncLj was read and accepted , and on mo tion of I. J. Dunn no proxies were cd- mlttcd. Then , on motion of George T'erncy ' , tlio temporary organization was made per manent. On motion of Charles Drawn a commlltee of five was appointed to draft resolutions. C. J. Sinylho moved that a committee of five be appointed to report to the conven tion ninety-two names as delegates to the state convention , tlionrds In Omaha and South Omaha and the country precincts to be given representation according to their stieugth In the county convention. A cloud ot trouble about the sl/e cf a man's hand arose right here. A. I' . Spltko of the Second ward voiced the murmurs by offering an amendment to the c-ff'ct that each ward and precinct select Its own dele gates. After some slight confusion SpltUo with drew his amendment and Smythe's motion was carried with a whoop , In which Dan Ho- nln's voice led all the rest. The chairman read off the two committees as follows : On Resolutions C. H. Drown , L. J. PI- nltl. Patrick Ford , J. D. Nichols , Joel Wrst , On Delegates C. J. Sniytbo , Dan Hmiln , Den Adams , Alma Jackson AMI J , A. Connor. A recess ot ten minutes was then cuiered to permit the committees to do Uilr w < rk. It took the committee on delegates con siderably more than ten minutes to agree upon tli a state delegation. It was n repeti tion of the same old , old story. Livery dem ocrat wanted to be a delegate , and tlio coin- mltteo had no little difficulty In satisfying the demands ot the rival clalm-ints. Fi nally , after the expiration of moro than an hour , the committee reappeared , and the convention was again rtady for business. When the convention cameto order after r c-cts C. H , Drown , from the committee on resolutions , made the report. First he read the following resolution : lieaolved , That the delegates selected and nccredlteil by this convention to the demo cratic Btatp convention to be held pursuant to the call of the democratic state com mittee on the EGtli iluy of September , 1531 , at Omaha , be nnd they are hereby In structed and rciiulrcd to vole upon all matters and. questions which Bhnll come before said state convention as a unit , a majority of the delegates In attendance to determine how thu Bald vote shall be cnat. The delegates present In said con vention nro authorized and required to east the voles of all absent delegates in the manner as above provided. In order thai the democracy of Douglas county shall be fully represented ; and this con vention expressly withholds from Its said state delegates the power of authorizing any one to act for them ns their proxy to and In said convention. PLATFORM AND DELEGATES. The resolution was greeted with enthusi astic cheers and was adopted with yells ol approval , The platform as presented by the committee was as follows : The democrats of Douglas county. Is delegate convention assembled , rcninrm their allegiance to democratic principles , \Ve send greeting to Grover Cleveland , president of the United States , and extent ! to him our congratulations upon his lionesi nml economical administration of thenf - fair * ot government.Ve desire to espe cially express our admiration for the pres ident's splendid defense of. the principle ! of tariff reform and his unswerving devo tion to the well established democratic Ecntlment on these lines. We .desire to express our confidence Ir the ability nnd the purpose of the demo cratic party to right every public wrong ami to servo every public Interest. We arraign the senators who opposed the democratic effort to bring about turin reform ns being1 untrue to their trust nnt false to the party that has honored them. Wo favor the Immediate restoration o : the free nnd unlimited coinage of gold nnt silver at the present ratio ot 1C to 1 , with out waiting for the aid or consent ot an ] other nation on earth , nnd wo comment moat cordially the action of 1'reslden Cleveland In ordering the reopening of thi inlntH of the United Btutts to the colmigi ot silver dollars at the ratio of 1C to ns being a step In the right direction. We endorse the course of Hon. W. J Bryan In congress and Instruct our dele Kates to the democratic stateconventloi to vote for his nomination tor Unltci Btnlca senator. Wo heartily endorse the candidacy o iron. James E ; Uoyil for congress , am pledge him our undivided support. The list ot delegates to the state conven tlon was then read , as follows : Chris lloeffner , F. W. Schneider , Eugen \Vlmlen , William Novo , David Shanuhan I Thomas Collopy , Fritz Dlumer. L. J. I'lattl Sol Hopper , A. P. Spltko , Leo Herdman James Sllghtman , Peter Elsasser. n. Dur dish , C. Ilothery , D. Cosgrovc , Martli Shields , John O'Connell , Thomas Murphy , n V , Montague , W. J. Mount. P. J. Lang. T. J O'Urlc-n. J. J. O'Connor. P. C , Heaffey , W 8. Shoemaker , John McGorryV , n O'Shaughnensy , W. F. Wapplch , Darne ; Doyle , P. W. Dlrkhauser , J. II. Kitchen. J W. West. M. W. Paine. C. J. Smyth. J. ! Hope , C. M. Hunt , II. S , Adams. J. 0. Car roll , J , M. Tanner , E. J. Seykora , Jame Fleming , Samuel dosncy , Thomas Gear ] Thomas Hector , P. Curtln , A. A. Donnellj John Flynn , Sam Montgomery. A. P. Jfc : Kenna , I. J. Dunn , W. P. Ilarton. P. I ! Mecclmm , P , R. O'Donncll , James Daughter Oeorgo Tlerney. Dan'Honln , C. A. Tracj Vf. A. Page. Ed P. Smith , W. II. Chadwlcl A. S , Ackerman , Alma Jackson , A. Murphj Hans Falk , H. G. Farmer , A. AVaggoner , J' ' llogan , II. C. Miller. P. E. McKllllp. J. I Connelly , J. A. Connor , W. H. Olmsteai Charles Uuatln , George Mangold , Georg Drcxel , George Gllston , Charles , W. Daldwii J. II. Nicholas , P. Ford , Harry Link , Gu Beascrmann , William Hackman , O. J. PIct rd. H. M. Gcff. J. T. Decker. E. Everva ; Adolph Harms , a , W. Uoane. Laurene Fa ] Uohn Morrltion , Nat Drown. After announcing that the caucus ot th delegates to the state convention would t Iietil at the Hoard bf Trade rooms tomorro evening the convention adjourned. Cuuiea Commotion. John Qulnn , a populist , had a grei 'deal to do In determining the action of tl .Third word republican meeting Frldi Bight , called for the purpose of nomlnatlr a caucus ticket. Mr * Hubbard , the color * politician , was In the chair , and Mr. Quln Hiked leave to address the meeting , wlilc jva grunttd. Mr , Qulnn then went rlgl to the point , Bayinghe had come for tt express purpose of denouncing the chal inan , He laid that he had overheard Hul bard say to five democrats that day In n ( erring to the democratic primaries ; ' Jiavc done what I tald I woultl for you. A you nll tlcd1" Then Mr. Qulnn denounced Hubbaril as a man who hail boasted for years that he carried the colored vote of the ward In his pocket , and who had bargained anil traded on It All that time. Mr. Qulnn asked : "In that the kind ol man you wish to follow ? " Mr. Hubbard denied all the charges , but the upshot ot It all wna that the meeting adjourned without naming a ticket. Yesterday the following ticket In the Third ward was made up by petition ; Nate Drown , Lewis Durmelstcr , Scth T. Cole. Frank lleacock , J. LuurlK , Lee Levy. Martin Olson , C. Sprlggs , Sol Prince. w/vs cmi.r.Y roic CIIAIII.IV. Ilruncr llrnrn Unplc.iiutnt Tilings About Ills DrMro to IIoMnt .Senator. Among the many men -who are candidates for office this fall there Is not one who be lieves moro thoroughly In th& theory that hey should bo made whlla the sun shines than docs Charley Druner , who has an ItchIng - Ing desire to represent the county of Douglas In the state senate. Friday The Dec printed a list ot men who were Willing to sacrifice themselves to the political cause and Druncr's name appeared. Many who read the Hit thought that the candidacy of Jiruiicr was a huge joke. Mr. Ilruncr did not labor under any hallucination that Is was a joke and at once ho com menced to assure people who would listen to hla talk that he was a sure enough candidate and that he was well along on the quarter stretch. Ho told them that his experience In the city council had fitted lilra for the position of a state lawmaker and that ho was Just as smart as they made. Some of his friends tried to discourage Him , telling him that his record as a council man was enough to kill him off , even If there was no oil cr consideration for Ktaylng at home. To all ot this kind of talk Mr. Druner listened and then declared that It was treachery of the meanest kind. There were somn people with whom Charley talked who considered his candidacy a farce and these persons urged him to pull all ot the firings which he could gather In his grasp , limner took this as good advice and all that night he devoted to the work of prepar ing a list of the delegates * ho were selected it the republic in caucuses Filday evening. Bright and early yesterday , armed with this list , ho started out Into the political Held to do his hay making. Ho saw a num ber of the delegates , and upon each occa sion he was pledged their support , laughing In their sleeves as he departed , going out to seek new worlds to conquer. About noon swollen up to fully double his normal slza by his o\\n Importance , Mr. Ilruner floated Into the office of John Grant , a delegate from the Seventh ward. JOHN , GRANT KNEW HIM.- Grant knows Druner as well as any man on earth , having watched his course In tne council when corporation matters have been up for consideration , and as ho has stated both publicly and privately that Charley has been with the asphalt , tlie garbage , the gas , the electric light and numerous other corporations which have been working their pull on the c'ty , the air In Grant's room was rather chilly for Bruner. Druner , how ever , Is a nun who Is not easily snubbed , and without being Invited to a scat ho walked over to Grant's desk and stuck out a hand , remarking ( hat It was a mighty fine morn ing. Grant did not notice the hand , but In a businesslike tone of voice he repl'ed "This morning Is like all of the September mornings In this latitude. The facts are that I think that we have the finest fall weather of any place In the world. " For a moment Druner w s taken back but rallying to the Issue ho said : "You know that 1 am a candidate for the letr fi lature. " Grant did not pay any attention to the declaration , but Instead he quietly Inter posed , "These fall rains are going to be Just the thing for the winter wheat. " "D n the winter wheat , " responded Dtuner , "I am a candidate for " "Yes , " responded Grant. "I have often said A n wheat , but It was when I have been on the wrong side of the market. As I was say ing before , If we get a good crop next year we will " "I am not here to talk about wheat , " ex claimed Druner , as he commenced to give Ills arms the motion ot a wind mill operating In a Dakota cyclone. "As I said before , I am a candidate for the- senate , and I am out feeling ot the delegates who "were named at the caucuses held by the republicans yester day. You were elected from the Seventh ward and I want to know how you stand with reference to me. " "So , " responded Grant without looking up from a paper which he was reading. The Inattention hurt the feelings of Mr. Druner and getting red In the face he- struck the Issue fairly and squarely on the head by asking this question , "Will you support me In the convention ? " HE TOLD DRUNEU SO. Dropping the ; paper Grant turned' around and facing the councilman , without mincing matters , ho repllcdt "Not It the court knows Itself , and I think It does. In the first place my opinion Is that It requires a supreme amount of gall for you to come .hero and ask me such a ques tion. You know that I am not a delegate to the convention , being simply a nominee of the caucus which recommended mo as a delegate. I want you to understand that I am not pledged to any person on earth , my desire being to secure men who will best represent the Interests of Omaha , Douglas county and the state of Nebraska. If I am elected to the convention , then there will be time enough for mo to say what I will do , but In the meantime I want you to under stand that there are no strings tied to me , If elected , I will assure you. , of one thing , however , and that Is that I will not support you for a place on the legislative ticket. You know well enough that during the time that you have been a member of the-elty council I have watched your course and you know that I have always seen you consorting with .tho corporations , boodlers and persons who were plotting to filch tha cash from the city treasury. " This was all that Druner could stand , nnd turning white , red and blue by turns he stamped , jumped , beat the air with Ms hands and cursed , denouncing Grant and de claring that ho would beat him at the pri maries. Men out In the corridors were at tracted by the noise which Bruner was making and as It was being suggested thai the patrol wagon be called he sneaked oul , and rushed down the street In n search foi other delegates to Interview , It was learned later In the day that Dru ner had Interviewed nearly all of the Flftl ward delegates and that his receptions wen similar to the one In John Grant's office. A Curd. 0 , OMAHA , Sept. 22. To the Editor of Th Dee and to AH Whom It May Concern : I Hamilton Martin , desire hereby to publtcl : retract any and all statements made by mi at the Ninth ward republican caucus , Frt day evening , September 21 , In icgard to tin asscssorshlp and the candidates for that po sltlon. the said statements having been mad In an entire misapprehension of the fact and a mistake as to the gentleman named I desire hereby to retract all that I sail concerning the present assessor. Slmoi Trostler , whom I know to be a man. In ever way capable and qualified to nil the sail position with Integrity and ability. And desire further to eay that Mr. A. Dahl whose name I presented In opposition to Mr Trostler , Is not a candidate for the sal position , and that I and my friends cheer fully support Mr. Trostler , HAMILTON MARTIN. fi I. 1'olUloul NutlovK. Hereafter The Dee will make a unlforn charge of 2 cents per word per Insertion , I advance , for pollfcJl notices. No notice to be less than 50 centa. Candidates can publish cards at he earn rate. I'nllllcnl Nolen. The Swedish-American" Republican clu will meet In Flodman's hall , 15H Caplti avenue , Monday evening. A meeting of the West Bide llepubllca club will bo held on nrxt Monday evuiln at Forty-fourth and Lcavenworth struct * . it There will 'be a regular meeting ot th Second Ward Ilepubllcan club at Stxteent and Williams Monday evening , Septembc 21. Prominent speakers -will be In attend once. once.Mr. . T. C. Brunner denies the statemer. that ho worked and voted tt the Bight ward democratic primaries against Dryan' ' Interests. He claims that ho was one c the original Ilryan men four yean EO an saya that he lias not belonged to the reput Mean party slnco the passage ot the Mi K nley bill. He claims to be for Urja first , last and sll the time , and does ni OWENS IS THE NOMINEE Congressional Committee Canvasses the Vo'o and Declares the Result , TWO SETS OF RESOLUTIONS PASSED Tint Hot Ciut ItcflcctloiiB on thu DcclftrecT Camllilato but \Vcro Ucncln-lctl nt Ills" llojncst nml A nuttier set Substituted. FRANKFORT. Ky. . Sept. 22. Tha demo- cratlc commlttea for the Seventh congres sional district of Kentucky -was called to order by Chairman Field McLeod at 12:30 : , with all the members present , and after canvassing the vote by counties , n resolu tion was unanimously adopted declaring Onens the nominee by n plurality ol 2G5 votes and the committee adjourned. Hon. W. C. Owens was here with a big delegation of friends and Colonel Ilrcckln- rldgo'H Interests were looked attcr by tils taw partner , Colonel John T. Shelby , and a largo delegation of prominent men. Among the prominent men In the city arc : Hon. E. M. Dlchson , John T. Hlnton and Charles E. Butter of Paris ; Editor Baxter of the L'xlng- lon Transcript ; Hon. James Traske , George town , and Editor Orr of the Owen News. A protest against McLeod voting , and a de cision af Chairman Carroll of the state com mittee deciding- that StcLcod could vote only In case ot a tie , .was filed In behalf of I ! reck- Inrldge. Tlie following communication from Colonel Brecklnrldge was received , read and ordered filed : To the democratic convention of the Sev enth district : Under the statutes of Ken tucky and the order of this committee , you are duly authorized and constituted to gov erning authority to count the votes re ceived by teh candidates In the primary election of September 15 , and to declare the candidate receiving the highest number of votes the nominee of the democratic party In this district , and you alone have the power to determine upon the forms and manner of the proceedings you will take to die charge this duty. In case ot a. contest you and you alone have the power to hear and determine such contest nnd decide who shall bu cuttied to the nomination , and you owe. to the democratic party of this district end your sense of right that the duties Im pose ! upon you shall not be performed , by any cne else , nor that hey shall be en croached uponj You and you alone have the power to prescribe what political quali fications shall bo possessed by such legal voters as reside within the district and de- slro to participate In that primary , and you and you alone have the right to determine whether the rules laid down by you and In which were necessarily lncorporat d the pro visions ot the statutes have been compiled with SIMPLY PROTECTING HIMSELF. I deem It a duty I owe to the democratic party of the district , to my friends and to myself to state this principle and proUst against any action of any judge , county ccmmlttee , of any cfiunty or private In dividual which encroaches or attempts to encroach upon your exclusive jurisdiction , to that whatever has been done In the primary may not be luU to ba precedent to be used hereafter for the want of on open and formal protest against It. I formally protest against the action of the judge of the Four- 4ernth judicial district In the Issue of the extraordinary order In the casa of W. E. Sims. This committee met on September 8 and adopted certain rules ; the plaintiffs waited until the afternoon of Friday , the llth , having had ample time to tnke such steps as they deemed necessary and gave proper notice to me or to the nominal defendants , so that a hearing might have been had. This delay was known to that judge and was ot Itself cause for refusal to Issue any restraining order. But I , as well as the nominal defend- ontsr lived near enough for notice to have been given of the application for the restrain ing order so that the judge might pass upon It after a hearing and with the .opportunity afforded to present reasons against It , anJ the Issue of the so-called temporary Injunction , which , under the cir cumstances was equivalent to a final and per manent erne , and the setting of the hearing of any application for Its dissolution or modl- flcat'on for a date six days after the clcctln , when it would already have accom plished Its purpose. Is such en extra ordinary abuse of the discretion lodged In a Judicial officer , even If that officer had jurisdiction and th ? crder were one which on hearing might probably have been Issued , that It ought not to pass without attracting universal attention and receiving unanimous condemnation , and when , it 'Is ' remembered that this Judge had been for many years my bitter personal enemy , permitting and par ticipating In malignant atacks upon me In many parts of the country , and was also my heated political enemy , his action becomes the moro extraordinary. This act In and of itself would Justify me In making a contest and justify this com mittee In r'fuslng to declare the baneflclary ot such conduct the nominee of the party. I also deem It my duty to solemnly avow that I have not the shadow of a doubt that I received as against William C. Owens of Scott county , a majority of the legal demo cratic votes of this district , and thai I am legally entlttled to be declared the nominee of the democratic party In this district. The Inexplicable Increase In the vote cast nt this primary over the vote cast In 1892 would be sufllcient re-ason to require of this committee an Investigation. HIS RECORD AS A RUNNER. "I append to this a comparative table of the votes cast for Mr. Cleveland and myself In 1892 and for governor In 1891 In the eight counties constituting this district , and the vote cast nt the recent primaries , show ing an apparent Increase ot over 2,500 votes. And this Increase Is mainly In the counties of Faycttc , Franklin and Scott. The In crease In the county of Franklin , which la nearly 33 per cent , accounts for the plurality recelvoJ by my competitor In Mmt county , as does the Increase In the county of Scott account for the majority received In that county , and the almost but not finite so miraculous Increase In the county ot Wood- ford explains the majority received there. But under all the circumstances I do not feel called upon to make u formal conical or to oppose the declaration of nomination upon the face of the returns. I accept the result of this elect Ion rather tlmn enter upon a contest which In my Judgment would resull In the election of a republican In this dis trict. I hs/e not the slightest doubt that c contest would result In a declaration of my nomination. But this Is not enough to jus tify me In entering upon such a contest. 1 ° would not feel , however , that I bad performed - formed the duty I owe my friends every where , but especially In Scott county. If 1 did not enter my protest against the actlor " of the committee of Scott county In this primary : " (1) ( ) In the apportionment and appolntmeni ot judges of election , wh'ch was only rectlflee after I had appealed to the committee. (2 ( ; Against Its refusal to forwtrd the proof ! up.-n which It acted to this comm'ltee. (3 ( Agalnat Its wholly Inexcusable refusal ti permit mo to obtain a copy of the names o the voters In Georgetown at the lati primary so that I might maketuch Invest ! Kitten aa I desired and as was my right. "I charge upon the committee the- del be ? ate purpoto to defraud me out of the noml ratten , arc ] I new pit upon record In thi ; \\sy three r-rocfs that the charge and tin proot may remain a part of the permancn record cf the politicI history of this dis trlct. "No man can estimate the Importance o each democratic vote In the next house o representatives. I have Riven many year of labor to the cause of democracy am cspeclclly to the revision of the tariff , am not willing to endanger the suprcmac ; ot the democratic party In the next house even though I am the victim of fraud perpe t rated In this district. I believe that wren , can bo at length righted within ( he part : without the rupture ol the party. I there fore , In anticipation of your declaration , an nounce my submission to your action and m ; purpose to support the nominee In whos favor yon will make that declaration. Vcr ; respectfully "W. C. P. imECKINRIDGD. " TWO SETS OF RESOLUTIONS. The committee then proceeded to have rea the certified voteof each county , us show by each chairman , Major Johnson ft Tayett then presented Iho following rciolutlcn , which was unantmousW adopted- "Whereas , The romtnJJ.ttfimdld , at Its last meeting , provide that a man should bo a legal voter , n democrat nndj Jnt'iidlng In good faith to support the nominee of fie party to be permitted to participate In the demo- crallo primary ; ami " ) f Whereas , Several detflJctnU Invoked the power ot tt court and .Wil'lht provlHbns ot the election law , wlilJf ( , frivo effect to this laudable and tlme-hofiorpXl prlnclpln , tus- pended In each county -at the district and relaxed In others to the-t\'tnt that the elec tion was not held under "the late t regula tions ; therefore i.,1 , Resolved , That W. C. Owens , on the face of the returns , Is showiutp , have u majority of the votes , we declare him the drrnocrctla nominee for congress InJ tj\ls district and urge all good democrats to Elv $ him their hearty support. 11. Hon. W. C. Owens lonJilearnlng tint the committee had passed without a dissenting \ote tile resolution declaring him the nominee and handicapping him by a preamble censur ing Judge Cantrlll and announcing that his nomination was the result of fraud and the judge's abuse of power , expressed his In dignation anil refused to accept the nomina tion under such terms. His friends had the committee called together , when Ur. Bishop moved that the resolution bo reconsidered. This carried by a vote ot six to three , the nays being Johnson of Fayette , Vincent of Oldham and Galncs ot Franklin. The fol lowing substitute was then offered by Ur. Bishop : "RcsoUed , That Hon. W. C. Owens , hav ing received a plurality of 25 ! > votes of the tctal number of votes cast nt the primary election held on September 1C , 1SD1 , be and he Is hereby declared to bo the democratic candidate for congress In ihla , the Seventh district , and wo urgs all democrats to glvo him a hearty support , all of which shall be certified by the olncers as required by law. " This WHS adopted. Another resolution was passed criticising Judge Cantrlll by n vote of lour to 0. J-'or VHII Diixi-n nnd Sutton. It was -about midnight before all th votes were counted at the republican caucus In South Omaha Friday night. Two factions developed , but one was so far In the majority that the result was almost unanimous for the Van Duscn and Sutton delegation. Mr. 18. C. Lane Is practi cally nt the head of the opposition faction and It Is possible that his followers will file a petition for a sicond ticket. The caucus se lected dele-gates for the entire city , as fol lows : 13. 0 , Mayfleld , W. A. Shrel , Alex Schlagel , Paul McAuleyV. . S. Kenworthy , J. W. Cress , J. M. Glasgow , Bruce McCulloch , Henry C. Murphy , John O. Owens , P. J. Johnson , W. J. State , J. V. Crlzok and 0. E. Bruce. This delegation will be for J. II. Van Lnisen for county attorney and A. L. Sutton for the legislature. There Is other material In the party that would not refuse recogni tion In case the opportunity presented Itself. ' Bruce McCulloch of the Stockman would ac cept the nomination for the legislature and E. C. Laile would enjoy a scat in the front row of the state senate. Bert Wllcox has many friends who would lilts to see him run for the legislature and there are oilier young men who are willing to take chances , on being elected if'hey ( can secure tlio nomination , Tha caucus was presided over by A. F. Stryker , and F. E , Hart acted as secretary. Mr. Lane presented a resolution to the effect that W. M. Wood's resignation as councilman from the First ward be withdrawn , but the resolution failed to pa.sa. n < * piilllc UH uml DomurralH Mrrt. ' ' ST. PAUL , Neb. , Sept.,4'22. ( Special Tele gram. ) The adjourned ; republican county convention , as well as the > > Uemocratlc county convention , were held herontoday. The re- publlcins met at the court lliouse at 2 o'clock and made nomlnitlons. list follows : Harry EchlcktcJantz , representative ; Henry Niinn , county attornty and \fy JI. Lindsay , com missioner. B. D. Ilanvur.il was selected as cha'rmtin ' ot the countjt central committee. The democratic cottirtylconvention con vened nt S o'clock In Eiic'fbldEon's hall and elected John Dccby chalrpian and James Irvine secretary. The onycntlon nominated for icpresentatlve Alexamjftr Harvey ; county attorney. T. W. TempUn ; commissioner , Joseph RodkldelegJtesi ; to/JState convention , X. Plasacckl , Paul SeihrnlilJ , Henry Goitz. J. McCrouch and W. II. 'Olscft. Thq convent on passed. a , esolutlob , of cen sure against the dembcrajlc senators who had opposed tariff reform , ' endorsed Bryan's cendldacy for United States senator nnd ex pressed themselves In favor of free silver at the rale of 1C to 1. I'DP * nnd Ili-ini L'uio In Kuniiril. SEWAHD. Neb. . Sept. 22. ( Special Tele- gctim , ) The populist convention today nom inated W. A. Brokaw and D. D. Relmmlng- ton for representatives , leaving the position of county attorney blank. The dsmocrats at the convention a week ago nominated Bro kaw. Itrntoil tlio Coliseum. The Coliseum building Is to bo leased by the republican state central committee for political purposes from now untlf after elec- : lcn. lcn.Governor Governor McKlnley of Ohio Is expected to speak there October 4. SHOT 1I1N JIIIUTIIKJI. Mclntonli of Diuilnp tn n Serloin KITH pe. DUNLAP , la. , Sept. 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) A shooting scrape was enact'd yer- icrday at Galland's grove , east ot this city , n which Douglass Mclntosh pulled the trig ger of a revolver on his brother. 'Tlio man who did the shooting had filled up on bad whisky and engaged In a melee with his father. Tha younger brother came In as peacemaker , with the above result. Informa tion was sworn out for the arrest pf the drunken man , but It was afterwards with drawn. Another man has since sworn out an information against him for threats made. linra Justice of the l'c ee bt-iit to the I'm. CRESTON , la. , Sept. 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) In the district court T. M. Sing , a justice of the peace at Larimer , who was ar rested on a charge of forgery , appeared b2- fore Judge Towner and entered a plea of guilty. He was sentenced to one year at hard labor In the penitentiary at Fort Madi son. The amount of the forgery was | 85. , Suing fur "Picked Up" Cuttle. The Board of Live Stock commlslsoners of Wyoming has sued W. S. Hill In an action to recover the sum of $ S9S , and at the same time the plaintiff has made Burke & Frazler and the South Omaha National bank co-de fendants. As told by the petition now In the district court , the plaintiff Is owner of vast numbers of cattle on the plains of Wyom ing , Botno of which sometimes stray far away from the range and the feeding grounds. Not 'long ago , so the plaintiff alleges , Hill picked up forty-four head of these estrays and shipped them to Spili | | Omaha , con- them to Burke & < Frazler , who sold them on the market , depositing the proceed " ! In the bank , to the credit bf the defendant" , where It yet remains , JiirilK-CoiiUlln Itrcclver ICemiilni. NEW YORK. Sept. ; 22.In the United States circuit court today" Judge Lacombt rendered a decision denying the application for the removal of the receiver of the Jarvls-Conklln Mortgage company on the ground that there was'no ' , proof shown ol mismanagement. I'.llt.Kltllt'il'i. Justice T. O. C , Harrison1 of the supremi court was. In the city yesterday , , Mr. P. J. Waldron has Returned from hi : extended vacation In Newcastle. Mr. Henry Fuhrman , ot ( Seattle , Wet ! : . f was In tin city yesterday ohjhl way to Chi t cage and the east. Mr. Fuhrman was for merly a prominent citizen of Nebraska. j LOCAL. ItltRriTlKS. r George Allen was arrested last night. Hi Is wanted In Tabor , U. , for stealing a goli watch from his cousin , who lives there. Secretary Michael Nelson of the Bulldlni Trades council reported last evening tha everything was In readiness for the plcnl today at Tcltz's park. The parade will star at 10 a. m. from Fourteenth and Dougla streets. The officer * of Knights ot Labor assjinbl : No. 5,141 have called a special meeting t take , place In Knights of Labor hall on Tue day evening. Business of special Importanc will come up tor consideration and the fui membership are requested to bo present , _ MERCER'S ' FIRST GUN FIRED Largo Gathering at Elkhen Entertained by tbo Second District Congressman , DISCUSSES ISSUES OF THE CAMPAIGN Kxpcrlrnco vrlfli the biignr Tnmt Creature * at 'Wellington Aptly Illustrated by the Speaker Horn on Iti-cord In I'm or af the Veterans. ELKHORN. N'cb. , Sept. 22.-Speclal ( Tele gram. ) Congressman David Mercer flrcd the first gun ot his campaign outside of Omaha * t thl place tonight In the presence ot the largest political gathering that has ever assembled In this city. Mr. Mercer spoke for two hours. The speaker ad dressed the masses here two years ago , and In a masterly and forcible manner cited his auditors to the manifold changes that have since occurred In the political arenas , both national and state. He captured his audi tors when he announced In favor of any legislation that will protect American labor ers and wage earners and against any legis lation that will permit foreign labor manu factures to find lodgment In this country. He likened the record at the last congress to a blank book , and told about making the acquaintance of n man who discovered a new beverage called tariff. Ho had the re ceipt for Its manufacture and put his audi ence onto It. It Is made from sugar and whisky. He poured hot shot Into the Sugar trust and predicted that republican congressmen would bu sent to congress next term from Louisiana. He touched n responsive chord In the breasts of his old soldier friends by declar ing that he was the avowed champion of the old guard , first , last nnd all the time. He thought that the white , black or yel low republicans , democrats and napullets who fought for the flag were entitled to pay for their services. Ho urged his mls- guldcd democratic and populist brethren to repent. "This day , this hour , Is the accepted time for you to repent before It Is ever lastingly too late , " e/.cblmcd the speaker , and he Invited all who desired so to do to come forward to the mourners' bench , Continuing , Mr. Mercer announced that he was In favor of money that Is good the world over , be It gold , silver or paper. Judging ( rein the demonstration made , he expressed the sentiment of the majority ot his hearers. He then called attention to the result ot recent elections In various states , that have fallen Into line with greatly Increased republican majorities , and In substantiation ot his statement that the wives and mothers play a prominent part In politics , he referred to the recent elec tion In Kentucky , wherein Drecklnrldge met his defeat. What ho termed the popgun bills and the sugarcontcd bills received duo attention at his hands , and his position was made clear by some very apt llustratlons. In closing ho stood up for Nebraska by declaring that ho thought her tlio best state under the sun , and vouchsafed the prediction that If nature will only Binllc upon this secMon the time Is not far distant when Nebraska will bs first In the rank of corn projuclng states. Concluding , he tukol hli aulltora to think twice before turning the country over to a party that has been tried and found wanting , Following Mr. Mercer , Judge Tlpton of Omaha told the audience- why he was a re publican " and Identified with the republican party. "Short addresses were also made by State Senator Noyos , Hon. W. O. Whltmore , R. L. Livingston * and others. Mr. Mercer was accompanied by his wife , and after the meeting they got acquainted with the assemblage , a large portion of which was made up of ladles. Dave omitted the baby kissing part of his former program. The Elkhorn and Millard bands furnished music for the occasion. 11IU KIU'UHI.ICMN UAM.Y. Several lliinini | < t I'rnpln Gntlicr ut Falls Cllr to lllsuuA * Politics. FALLS CITY , Neb. , Sept. 22. ( Special Tel egram. ) One of the most successful republi can rallies ever held In Falls City was held hero tonight. It was the first rally of the fall campaign and was largely attended by republicans from all parts of the county. At 7 o'clock the people began assembling In Gehllng's new opera house. The Falls City military and Salem military bands furnished music before the speakers arrived. At 8 o'clock thire were fully COO people with a mixture of ladles In the audience. George W. Homantl made the opening talk und named Hon. Frank Martin as on old rock- ribbed democrat , but now an enthusiastic re publican , for chairman of the meeting , and he was unanimously chosen. Judge Martin made a short address and ended by Introduc ing Judge Strode. Defore Judge Strode began his address Prof. Howard of Lincoln sang two rousing campaign songs and the audience Joined In the chorus. t In Strode's address , which lasted an hour , he eald he believed the whole republican statetlckst would be elected with a whoop and his reference to McKlnley and Reed as presidential candidates In 189S was rrcejved with shouts ot applause. He gave a com plete history of the tariff from 1789 to th : present time. Among other things , he oald : "I am not hero to criticise the democratic party , for It can and has criticised Itscll more severely than I can. Thers Is not an objictlon , not an Invective , not a mean word In the English language they have not hurled at each others' heads In the past four months , They have abusd themselves far more than the most silver-tongued orator In their ra tion could da. " In conclusion , he tsald he believed the democrats would endorse the populist state ticket. He believed In bimetal lism and that gold and silver should be equal. He closed amid great enthusiasm , after which songs by Prof. Howard und music by the two bands entertained the larg ( crowd. _ Ft/41 UN IN ADAMS. Democrat * KnclorRo All County PopiiUs ! Ts'omlnrrs Without Opposition. HASTINGS. Sept. 22. ( Special Tclegram.- ) The democratic county convention was callei to order In ths court house this afternoon a 2 o'clock and Indorsed the populist ticket t ( a man. Evcrythlnz went oft harmoniously OB It was all one-sided. Sam Drass of Junlati was made chairman , and J , J. Slmmcrlni secretary. After the resolutions were nac and adopted John Stevens ( dein. ) , was nom Ina toil by acclamation for county attorney A. T. Shattuck for state representative , am W. II , Waldron for senator. A committee was then appointed to nam delegates for the state , congressional am float convention. Those chosen are : State- Charles Apgar , Pat Sullivan , R. A. Datty Chris Hannen. C. Towser , W. E. Joint , H Toweer , Herman Redmond and The ma Kernan. Congressional Al Letson , Ernes lloepncr , S. L. Drass , W. J. Oldhelser , J. II Crow , W. F. Duncan , J. J , Simmering , Lloy Lynn , Chris Chrfstenson , Ed Nlcholsen an J , W. Dranlgan , Thwcre was quite a larg attendance. Itollv at Clmrirntrr. NELIGH , Neb. . Sept. 22. ( Special. ) Th populist barbecue and rally at Cle-arwate yesterday was well attended , ' from SOO to 1,60 people. Including women and children , beln present. Advance estimates by the managei placed the probable attendance at 6,000. Tli meeting was addressed by John M. Devlni candidate for congress from the Third dli trlct , and E. W. Jeffries ot Greeley count ] candidate for state senator. Devlne mad a very plausible argument on the sllvf question , and announced hla position on tli tariff to be that of free trade , his converslo from protection dating back three years. The evening previous he spoke In tl opera house In this city to an audience of m more than 200 , o. large proportion of whlc were democrats and republicans. Eftor have been made by some of tbe popull ; leaders to shut off Jeffries , but U was final dtclded to give him one more chance to r , < deem the bad Impression made. I'lrtt uml lM > t for llrjrun. NORTH PLATTB , Neb. , Sept. 22. ( Sp cl Telegram. ) The democrats ot Lincoln coun I- held a. mass convention In this city tojj * O. W. Dlllard was nominated for CQW , commissioner , H. O. Rbea for count/ torncy ml Dr Lcnon ot Wallace for cor oner. Iho delegates to the state convention arc : J. L. Minor , H. L. Graves nnd 1 < . Hart ; conKreislor.nl : II. I/ . Walsh , M. E Patterson and J. C Federhoof. Resolutions were adopted Commending Congressman Bryan nnd pledging him the unqualified support ot Lin coln counly democrats. The Cleveland ad ministration Vvos roasted to a turn , J. Ster ling Morton especially being well browned. The convention was harmonious , unanimously for Dryan and unanimously ngnlnst hla op ponents , _ _ Dhcnuccrlril Cmifjrr'Mimn llrjiin , WAYNH , Neb. , Sept. 22. ( Special Tolc- gram. ) This was the fourth nnd last day of the Wayne county fair , and the attend ance reached nearly 3,000. , W. J. Ilrynn ud- dressed a fair-sited audience this evening. The ' pcaker dwelt on the Income tax , spoke of the maximum freight bill and discussed the tariff and silver questions. During the cuirso of his address ho was vigorously piled with questions concerning the tariff by a lady and a gentleman In the oudlcnco , wh'ch sadly disconnected his speech , so inush that two or three of the prominent demo crats present became enraged to see their Willie thus disturbed , and , rising to their feet , stated that they would lilra u hall for the lady to speak later , Mr. Dryan at tempted to prevent such a suggestion , but It was of no avail. As soon as the speak.'r began his address a severe wind and dirt stcrm came up , ns It running In opposition to the gentleman. Ciiiiilnc Dcinorrutn O t Toqctlier. WEST POINT , Neb. . Sept. 22. ( Special Telegram. ) The Cumlng county democratic convention met today. The delegates nre : State J. C. Crawford , J. Lucas , T. D. Rich , M , J. Hughes , Otto Dauman , W. Schullz , Joseph Gcrkcn , J. A , Ilossltcr , C. Hlrfhtnan , Hy Kloke , Theodore Allen , F. Rcbhauscn , D. T. Drown nnd Julius Schroe.lcr ; senatorial O. Daumann , J. McKeegnn , M. Kelly , S. S. Craig , F. Glvcns , T. Thorns. T. Kane , C. Wilde , sr. . P. Moody , M. McNamara. J. Krolkcmcycr , II. Klokc , John llclchllnger and C. Meyer ; representative Fifteenth , dis trict , J. H. Tcebken ; county attorney , P. M. Moodlc. J. A. Johnson was elected chair man nnd Julius Thlelc secretary ot the demo cratic county central committee. l-'iiftlonUtH iji-iiincriitfl Won. DLAIIJ , Neb. , Spt. 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) The democrats ot Washington county held their primaries this afternoon. It was the hottest contested one for a long time litre , although the administration men were stirweil und = r two to one. In every ward the winners were what arc called O'llanlon nrn candidate for county attorney. The O'llanlon men favor Dry i. nnd favor fu sion with the populists on governor. The convention will be held Monday , and It Is piobable tlie delegates to the state conven tion will all favor Holcomb. Itr. airK eI > y for the I.ngUlnturo. RED CLOUD , Neb. , Sept. 22. ( Special Telegram. ) The republican senatorial con vention of ( he Twenty-sixth district , com posed of Nuckolls , Franklin and Webster counties , met here today nnd nominated Dr. G. E. McKecby of this city on the- first bal lot. In accepting the nomination the doctor made a very happy speech. He has served two terms In the Wisconsin legislature and Is a very able man. Hnliior Kiiu-riiilim n Crowd. YORK , Neb , , Sept. 22. ( Special Tele gram , ) Hon. E. J. Halner spoke htro this afternoon to a Itrge crowd In the court house square. He spoke for over two hours , and his audience was much" Interested In what he had to say. He spoke again tonight. The Arlon quartet and the York Military band furnished the music for the occasion. Clioyrnno County t > emornit , SIDNEY , Neb. , Sept. 22. ( Special Tel"- gram. ) The democratic county convention was held here today ! and was very poorly at- ten ded , only -thirteen out of forty-one- dele gates responding. They elected delegates to the state and congesslonal conventions. DlftcUHfKHl Sllicr anil tha"Tariff. PIERCE , Neb. . Sept. 22. ( Special. ) Hon. W. J. Dryan spoke at the court house In this placa last evening to a house of about 300. He opened upon the tariff , and the closing half hour of his speech was devoted to the question j > f the free coinage of silver. I'olilU-n nt Fall * City. FALLS CITY , Neb. . Sept. 22. ( Special Telegram. ) Cyclone Davis spoke here twc hours this afternoon In the court house square to a crowd of about 200 , one-half ol which were republicans , and the other hall democrats and populists. Emlartiol lirjiin In lluffulo. KEARNEY , Neb. , Sept. 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) The Dulfalo county democratic con vention wn held hero today There wcr < only about twenty < UI wl s present , nnd nothing Wat done exoepl to odojit resolution ) endorsing llrynn for congress nnd rlcctlnn dcliKutcs to the statenml congressional con ventions. Ciithnllc * In Ilia I'rlnmil . OM-VHA - , Sept. 22. To the Editor ot Tin Dee : Politics Is sometimes produc tive , of the most barefaced lalse- hooils nnd misrepresentations. Tor In stance , lit the democratic primaries Thursday there- were two factions , one ot which bccvune badly demoralised and dis comfited. Some of the defeated ones pro claimed tt once that undue Catholic Innuenca was wielded , ami this Idea has been Indus triously circulated. Why raise falsa alarms ? Everybody- knows that the administration democrat ) wrro defctr > d , not because of the silver question , nor uf Mr. Dryan's popularity , but because ot a dcsl/c to beat Tom Majors anil to elect Judge Holcomb. Of coulso It can not be disputed that : the nomination ot n democrat for governor would aid the spotted candidate. Catholics took nn active part In the democratic pr.marles. Why should they not ? It Is the duty of all good citizens to attend the primaries of their rcspcctlva parties , Hut If the Catholics were not about ns evenly divided In the late contest as they have c\cr been , the writer does not know whit ho Is talking about. Among thosa who cither worked for the antl-Dryan ticket , or who nre pronounced administra tion democrats , taken at random trcin mem ory , nre J. A. McSlmne , Frank Murphy , W. A. L. Gibbon , Phil Smith , William Russell. Peter O'Malley , John Latcnecr , John A. Cre Rliton , James Murphy , D. L. Garten. Michael Ilutler , James C. Drcnnan , James II. McShane , William Fagan , John D. Murphy , John La Course , John F. Murphy , Charles Conoycr , T. J. Lowery , Joseph Duller , Jamca P. Ditfidalc , r. A. Oregon , Thomss Leddy , James Godfrey , John McMllleh. Jake Kuenes. Adam fc'loup. George Klcffncr , John Powers. Ed 1' . Mullen. These men are all recog nized as representatives of their class. Can any one truthfully say tint Roman Catholics yctcd only on one s dc , or that there was offensive Catholic Influence ) exercised ? In order to strengthen the falsehood , another had to bo told. It was rumored that Catho lic priests stood all day tt the polls , and. Intimidated voters. A Majors man stattsl yesterday that In hla ward ( the Fourth ) two Catholic priests peddled lirj.in tickets all day. Now , I will tsk why should they ? What great Inducement prompted them ? I will not cay that Die man who uttered tha above Matcmcnt told a deliberate He , but I will tay this : That during the thirty odtl years 1 hive been a voter In Omaha , I never raw a Catholic priest at the polls In my life. Moreover , I was In the neighborhood ot the Fourth ward primary all day , nnd there was no priest there , except one who lltttcd to and fro on a mission of mercy , nnd'a ' \ \ paid not the least attention to politics. v. H. n , > nt Ciirultilitln. Hon. E. M. Dartlelt denies that ho Is or has been an aspirant for the republican nomination for the state senate. Ho Is not a candidate for any ofllc ? . * U.l.KttRD CUVSTKUPlilTKlt CAVHIlf , Oeorgo Wotcott of Yimlcton , S. II. , Acrii9c < ( uf Ilriillni ; In ( Iri'cn ( i < ioil . YANKTON , S. D. , Sept. 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) George Wolcott , aged 21 , was ar rested here today for passing counterfeit money. Ho has been dispensing bad coin made by a man named Lcvl Clarke , who is already In jail and who U supposed to have been In the employ of green gcods dealers In the east.Valcott has mad : a partial con fession , Implicating other men nnd telling things that cause government officials to bc- llevo that Clarke has been making green goods and thai the men who have bcn using him can now be located and made to answer. The government Is making a systematic at tempt to accomplish this. AM U B K M b N . g I. MATINEE WEDNESDAY. OHAS. H. VALA.E'a -NEWEST Fosscsnlne more nctunl novelty tlmn nil other upoclnclca combined. Tons of Special Scenery. GjrKpnus Coitumca nnd Armor. Grand Opera Ln1U > t. Imp 31 led Spe- claltlea. llrllllnnt I.lKlit irr-ct3. Uuropearj rrcmlcres. Male anil Female Unncors , YOU Tim BIIAI-T or LiniiT. THI : TitOLi.ny GAna. l.OItl I.I.A TIHO MUST i.ia : rniiiins cAnoN. THH roi'ii MinouT HANCCUS. SEE ON TIU3 1UAI-TO. Sale ot seat3 will open Batuidny at usual priced , TH 0 M pna jn Joma 1 , THEAT COMMENCING WITH MATINEE TODAY. you FA-VE SEEN GOTWE AN O SHE TJG , TEis Comedians IT'S THE ONLY HEAX , AND GOOD VOICES THING IN ( Percy and Harold ) THE INTHEFUNNIEST OF THEMALT. CITY. A BY CHAS. BLA'IEY. f -O ( ) f } HINOINO , DANOINO , HANDSOME COSTUMES AND PRETTY VT V-- ' V7J I.AI1IBS. MA'L'IN Kr : WKUNKSDAY. lly consent of the manaecmvnt , PAUL JONES , the Dostou ncvrHpaper reporter who In inaklnr a ° ' ' ' ' , ' ' "S ! ' . .lv".I'.91lt ' = ° ? " ? P. " . " > ? ? eJr.-w > " > ' . " > > bl money curulne cxporli-ucea Sunday - > evening between the acts ol A KUN ON THE HANK. eries , Our drapery department is full of new things just now , and many of them at much lower prices'than heretofore , as these have just been imported under the new tariff. For doors and arches we have : , The new Negas curtains. The new Durby curtains. The new Verdure curtains. The new Tuscan curtains. The new Ramsic curtains , 100 Couch Covers $1.65 each , former price $3.50 , Lace curtains of all kinds. The line of Swiss Laces by the yard is complete in all widths and the variety of patterns and qualities is far greater than ever before- These goods are more popular than ever this season. Orchard & Wilhelm Carpet Go.