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THE OMAHA 'DAILY ' BEE.
ESTABLISHED JUiNID 19 , 3871. , 1VIEDKESDAY frKGr , OCTOBER 31 , 1894. SCSTGLE COPY 3 < TY.E CENTS.
IINSULT TO HONEST GERMANS
[ Efforts of the Majors Managers to Lead
Them to Vote for Tom.
H EWEET SCENTED SCHWENK AS A DECOY
tlenil al tlin Unng uf Hireling * with llnil
finiolllnfr Itccnrd * Nn Kncoiimtscmont
from iiTiU : iirlc Afler Nonunion
Voters More lluilticM Protest * .
Although It Is asserted that In a speech
at O'Neill lorn Majors expressed the wish
that lie could throw the keys ol Castle Oar-
dcri Into the sea. for the reason that there
' * wore already too many Germans , Swedes and
Bohemians In this country , Ills campaign
mnnaKcrs have from the very outset of the
campaign exerted every effort to capture the
German vote. They went to work on the
theory that nny man who could speak or
write the German language must necessarily
lers , who ape willing enough to work for
Majors for the money thcra la In It , Ono of
the tlrst things undertaken was the conver
sion of all the German pa pert * In the state
Into Majors organs. Republican papers were
seduced Into supporting the railroad candi
date , and wliero no German republican paper
existed the democratic papers were purchased
outright. Der Omaha Trlbunen , the Nebraska
CltyStaats Zeltung , the West Point Votks-
blatte and tha Fremont paper have all been
converted Into active agents for the dissemina
tion of the fakes prepared by the literary
bureau for the Majors campaign. All the
sensational claptrap , canards , roorbacks ,
misrepresentations and falsehoods ground out
by tha Jolinson-Annlnlas syndicate have been
laboriously translated Into German and ( orccJ
onto German renders In every part of the
stale.
SCHtt'ENK AT TIII3 HRAD.
The wprk of converting the honest German
citizens of Nebraska to the cause of Major-
Ism lias been placed under the personal con
trol of the notorious Peter Schwcnk , who ,
appropriately enough , was Tom Majors' thlu
partner In the effort to steal a seat In con
grsss a number of years ago. Schwenk was
the go-between who carried the census cer
tificate to Washington , which was afterwards
altered by Majors with fraudulent Intent.
Schwcnk's connection with the forgery was
co notorious that the congressional commit
tee of which Tom Heed was chairman In
cluded his name In the list of men recom
mended to the United States dlstrct attorney
tor Indictment. Although engaged In many
pieces of dirty work , both before and since
that time , Schwenk's connection with the
contingent congressman job was undoubtedly
the cleanest piece of work ho ever attempted
Through political Intluence Schwenk se
cured the appointment In the United States
land office at Norfolk , and his conduct ot
that oilco ) wns of Mich a tcandalous char
acter that tha land department at Washing
ton Instituted n rigid Invcstlgat on , which
ended In his dismissal in disgrace. Schwenk
is the r'ght men In the right place , for no
better man to perform the dirty work of the
Majors campalgnero could be found.
Closely allied with Schwenk Is his old-
time nsioclate , Jacob Hauck , a notorious po
litical fraud and sleight of hand1 worker , who
has shown his true character on many oc
casions.
Another man engaged by the Majors rula
or ruin crowd Is the famous Max Adler , who
lias been Bent "over the state to make
speeches In the German lettlements. Adlcr
lias enjoyed a speckled caresr covering many
years. He was at one time an editorial
writer on a sectarian paper at Cleveland , 0. .
and afterwards became associated with Au
gust Spies on the Arbe ter SJeltnng.the an
archist newspaper that dlJ ici much toward
Inciting the Ilaymarket riots , and which
culminated In the arrest of every man con
nected with the publication. Spies was af
terwards hanged for his compl city In the
anarchist plot , but the others associated with
liliu In the management of the Arbeltcr
Zeltung escaped trial.
The present editor of the Omaha Tribune ,
who Is now eo active In the Mujors cause. Is
the defendant In n scandalous breach of
promise case- filed In the district court of
Douglas county last Monday by a young
woman recently arrived In this country from
Germany. Thousands of copies of the Tribune
have been scattered broadcast over the state ,
and It Is stilted upon goad authority that
Its publisher has received the munificent sum
of $200 $ from the republican state central
committee- , together with the delinquent tax
list.
These are the men who have been hired
to assist the tottering cause of the railroad
politicians who are endeavoring- foist Tom
Majors upon the people of the state. Their
effort ! ! will bo of little help. The German
population of Nebraska Is not to bo Influ
enced by campaign falsehoods circulated by
men of their character.
NO MILK NOR HONEY FOUND.
The most discouraging reports continue to
pour Into the Majors headquarters from the
Interior part of the state. Yesterday nearly
fifteen ot the workers who have been JourneyIng -
Ing up and down Nebraska returned to head
quarters , and the news they brought only
served to Increase the gloom that settled
down over the top story of the Mlllard hotel
early last week. One.of . the reports was
brought by a prominent republican , who was
for several years a leading member of the
, , , Btato central committee. Ha was closely
E * Identified with the Inner circle of railroad
politics , and his judgment lias always been
considered good. He Informed tha managers
ot the Majors campaign that everything
pointed to Holconib's election by a majority
ot at least 10,000 , He had visited the larger
towns In the Interior part of the state , as
veil as many of tha smaller ones In the
western and northern counties. Ho could find
no evidence anywhere that the republicans
were solidified In support of the entire
ticket , and ho warned the managers that
they muit not count upon uny serious division
In the democratic ranks , Ho stated It as
his belief that more than C5 per cent ot ( ho
democratic votes would ba cast for Hol-
cornb , and ho estimated the republican de-
feclon | at fully 10 per cent.
Another report was received from a leading
republican , who Is Identified with the Uusl- [
noas Men's association. This gentleman informed -
_ formed the committee that the republican
*
v * defection along tha entire Klkhorn valley
was something almost beyond belief , In
many small towns the republicans were out
spoken In their opposition tu Majors. He
could bring nothing that could encourage the
committee.
LET THE LEGISLATURE GO.
It Is on open cecrct that tha men who
arc running the campaign are willing lo
sacrifice the legislative ticket wherever they
eee an opportunity of securing a few votes
for the head of the republican ticket. This
( act has finally become Impressed upon the
minds of some of the legislative candidate )
bed they are losing no time In denouncing
the treachery of the men who are bound to
elect Majors to the exclusion of ovcry other
candidate on the republican ticket If neces
sary. Ono of the republican candidates for
the senate from Douglas county makes mi
open cecrct of his belief that Majors Is de
feated and hU assertions that Holcumb tola
the winning candidate arc received with ex
ceeding bad erace by the Majors manipu
lators ,
The leading candidates , together with tome
ot their chief supporters ; held a conference
tit the Mlllnrd hotel last night , and the meet-
Inn was not In the nature of a love feast.
The republican candidates below the head of
the- ticket arc extremely provoked over the
fact that nothing It being mid or done. In
favor ot nny one- but Majors. The claims Inot
the ofh r candidates sro studlouily Ignored
by the paid writers , who are Dlllnc the col.
umns of the B. & M , Journal with columns ol.ot
fa.\\ntnK flattery for Tom Majors.
CODDLING UNORGANIZED LADOIt.
In the meantime th railroads are still pur-
lulng their dlirepuUble tactici. Five Uur-
llnjton engineeri have been kept on ; beat
( or the j > * t two -neck * urging the em
ployes of that company to vote for Majors
on the ground that ho Is friend of non-union
labor. The Burlington engineers do not be
long to the brotherhood , and It Is also a well
known fact that the railroad company has
weedd out of Its employ as many men be
longing to railway organizations as possible.
The llurllngton's enmity to the labor unions
among the railway employes Is welt known ,
but Its managers hope to secure the votes of
tha men not organized Into unions and for
this reason the five engineers have been sent
out to pick , up stragglers , who were not
caught In the general order that all employes
must vote for Majors or lose their positions.
Another form of intimidation has been
devised In order to drive republicans to the
support of Majors. The campaign managers
at last realize the seriousness ot the republi
can defection from Majors and are taking
stcss to decrease It by resort to character
istic tactics. It Is stated on good authority
that they have In many counties secretly pre
pared lists ot the names ot men who arc
known to be against Majors. Between now
and election day every effort will be made
to bulldoze these Independent republicans Into
voting for Majors. They will be threatened
and coaxed by turns and every possible In-
lluence , fntr or unfair , will be brought to
bear upon them. The threat will not suc
ceed. The republicans who are In the habit
of voting for themselves have long since
madu up their minds to scratch Majors' name
from the ticket , and they will not be fright
ened by the threats of the railroad crowd.
J. W. Johnson , the chief of the H. & M.
literary bureau , makes no secret of the fact
that ho Is giving his whole time to the
preparation of campaign material to bo
printed In the columns ot such newspapers
that can be secured by purchase or other
wise. Johnson Is secretary of the State Hoard
of Transportation , and for nearly four years
has drawn a salary of $2,000 per annum from
the state treasury. Ho devotes his entire
time to politics and his services to the state
have never been of the slightest value. If
the same railroad croud Is continued In
power Johnson will still retain the secretary
ship of the board , and it Is the knowledge
of this fact that Is driving republican ? away
from support of the ticket. He is not the
only one who draws a large salary from the
state nnd puts In bis time doing political
work. The state house has practically been
depopulated since the campaign commenced ,
. .
large numbers of clerks from the several de
partments j , having been transferred to Omaha
In order to assist In the work of electing
Majors. In the
meantime their salaries go
right on at liberal rates. When the leglsla-
turn convenes the same crowd of clerks will
bo clamoring for Increased salaries and con
tinuance in their positions , and they will
bring evidence to show that the state cannot
possibly dispense with their services. The
taxpayers may poslstfy conclude that If the
state can spare so many of Its employes from
the state house to assist In a political cam
paign It can very well spare them the year
around.
SENTIMENT AT LAWRENCG.
The Intensity of the unfavorable senti
ment against Thomas J. Majors among the
business men of the smaller towns of the
state has been fully demonstrated In the
present campaign. The manifesto sent out
by the Omaha Business Men's association has
aroused a feeling against Majors that Is costIng -
Ing him hundreds of votes. The form of the
IturllnKton czar Is plainly observed back of
the association , and this fact has been a
powerful factor In the rapidly Increasing
opposition to Majors. The protests of the
business men of several towns have already
been printed. Another signed remonstrance
comes from Lawrence In the shape of a
series of resolutions , signed by twenty-two
business men and firms. The resolutions arc
as follows :
To the Voters of Nebraska , GreetingTte
It Resolved , that we , the undersigned busi
ness men and voters of Lawrence , Neb. , do
not have to bend the knee or uncover the
head to the Business Men'H association of
Omaha. That we have a perfect right to
vote as we see lit , and we think we know
how to vote for our Interest nnd the Inter
est of the people of Nebraska. That we
have not received ary favors from the
Business Men's association of Omaha or
those comprising It , nor from any railroad
that they may be working for , except such
ns we have paid for That our families and
business Interests are as dear to us as
theirs are to them. That w > do not think
It to our credit or our benefit to assist In
putting n man at the head of our state gov
ernment who was unable to nlve n correct
enumeration of the stnte , or nt least thinU
he should be able to pet within 50,000 or
100.000 of the number. That the state of
Nebraska has been in the hands of the re
publican party lo these many years , and we
have been unable to see any perceptible de
crease In ihf Plate taxes. That when the
roll Is called and the votes counted the
returns will show that the Business Men's
association of Onuha didn't control nil the
votes of all the people of all the stateof
Nebraska. Ho It
Resolved , That we consider It nn Insult
! > thp American manhood of Nebraska that
the Business Men'H association of Omaha
should peek to influence their votes In favor
of ring-and corporate Inlliience. Be it further
Resolved , That we will stand up for Ne
braska , but posulbly not the way the Busi
ness Men's association of Omaha would
have us.
A. II. BOWMAN Lumber , Coal.
SCHUM & UARNIOS.
General Merchandise.
DR. J. K. RARRKTT.
P. FLAHERTY.Publisher
Publisher Locomotive.
T. J. MOLLK Real K'tate.
L. M. J5ALMON. Blacksmith.
ENOCH OWI3NS Stock Raiser.
W. H. BIERKDITir.
DR. C. II. VOLLBKHR.
S. H. FRIEND , Furniture.
C. P. CITRTO , Farmer.
THOMAS SHIRLEY.
' Agricultural Implements.
MOODY & SON.
Proprietors Fremont House.
OSTDIBIJ-ROSS DRUO COMPANY.
KORRT & SON , Harnciix Makers.
HARNKY RBMPi : , Stock Halser.
C. KALLKNUEFlGKIt ,
General Merchandise.
JOHN SCHUM. Dealer In Liquors.
11. S. POWELL. Tlcots and Shoes ,
J. P. WVKK. Ruteher.
DR. n. A HAWTHORN.
W. J. ESTEP. General Merchandise.
sui : TIII : AOVTIIKIIX r.iciFiv.
Utah Tcrrltii y Propum-H in I' ft I nclt the
Money Kxpcmlcil nn Kelly.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 30. The annual re
port of Governor West of Utah was pub
lished today. Much space Is given to the
dlltlcult 63 gr wing out of the Invasion of the
territory by the Industrial army. The gov
ernor blames the Southern Pacific Rullioad
company for this Invasion. After quoting u
letter to C. P. Huntfngton , published at the
time , protesting' against the Southern Pa
cific dumping California Industrials on the
people ot Utah , the report says ; "It will
be observed that the Icsue Joined was
whether the Btato of California , Us author
ities , state , county or municipal , could or
ganjze or encourage nnd aid the organiza
tion of Us dependent paupers , criminal nnd
Idle , dissolute classes , nnd with the assistance
ti
ance and connivance of the Southern Pa
aide company crowd them Into stock irs
as It they were cattle , swine or sheep , vtlth -
out adequate clothing for protecting them
from the severe inclemency of the eaily
spring , without money , food , medical at-
tendance or supplies , transport them beyond
their borders Uuoiifh the pta-e of Nevada
to the end of their lines In Utah anil dump
them with Impunity as charges and burdens
on the- latter ; without liability on the part
of tha carrier or the party causing- to be
done. The expense Imposed upon the terri 1-
tory nnd Its citizens for the maintenance
of Kelly nnd his men and Incident thereto
amount in round figures to about $3,004. , The
county of Weber bus already Instituted an
action against the Southern Pacific to infi
cover the amount ot Its expenditure , fits
unless the territory Is lelmburseil for Us
outlay nn action on Us behalf will be In
stituted against the company. " Other
points In the report are felicitations on the
statehood act. The good effects to follow
from the opening to settlement of the Uln-
tnh and UncoinpaliRre reservations by con
gress are- pointed out.
The governor B lecommen 'atlonis le .eved
to restore to the Mormon church the realty
which waa escheated to the government ,
amounting to | 2fc5COO.
Speaking of the amnesty grunted to polyjr-
a. inlsti , the report says , "This prompt and
very generous action of President Cleveland
hoa met with the hearty approval of all
clacsta of our people and Is especially illp
preciated by hundreds of our best citizens
who were disfranchised and have since the
Issuance of the amnesty availed themselves
of the very Important duty of registering to
vote at our approaching election. "
ARE SHUT OUT ENTIRELY
All German Ports Closed Against the Im
portation of American Cattle ,
FEAR OF TEXAS FEVER TH- REASON GIVEN
Itoal Itrnion li Suppose * ! to llo Retaliation
According tu Secretary Morton ,
BERLIN , Oct. 30. The prohibition against
the landing of American cattle and American
dressed meat announced by a decree of the
Hamburg senate on Saturday last , ns exclu
sively cabled to the Associated press , was
extended today to every port of Germany.
Interviews which the correspondent of the
Associated press has had with the ofllclals
of the Interior department of the Prussian
Husbandry department and the German For
eign office would seem to show that the pro
hibition Is of a preventatlvc nature and the
action of Individual German states. The For
eign ofilce officials , for Instance , state that
the prohibition Is "no affair ot the Irish , " as
the measures adopted are purely administra
tive and sanitary and that as such they
belong to each German state. The empire as
such , these ofllclals add , has not taken any
steps to prohibit the landing of American
cattle or American meat.
The officials ot the Interior department
say that tno Importation of cattle from
.
America suffering from Texas fever has been
clearly proved , and that the measures taken
are purely of n preventatlve nature , such as
each German state Is entitled to exorcise
through Its police authority within Its own
territory.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 30. The announce
ment by the Assoc ated press that the embargo
barge placed upon American cattle by the
senate of Hamburg had been extended to
the length of an exclusion of American cat
tle nnd dressed msat from every part of
Germany was received with surprise by
department ofllclals today. That Texas fever
was merely a ground which Germany could
adopt for enforcing retaliatory measures
against the United States because of the
supposed discrimination nga.nst . German In
terests In the sugar schedule of the tariff
bill was the prevalent Impression. The
German ambassador , However , assured the
secretary of state yesterday that the
measure ot exclusion was Inspired
br sanitary reasons and had no pollleal !
motive behind It. Government officers are
obliged to take this view of the case , since
any other view might seem a reflection upon
the ambassador.
Secretory Morton , who has Just returned
from a trip abroad , held a consultation with
Secretary Gresham about the matter today ,
but the stringent measures Just adopted were
unknown. Ho assured Secretary Gresham
that the exportation of Texas fever Into Qor-
many by American cattle was altogether
Improbable , If not Impossible , according to
the opinion of the experts of the department
who have devoted much time to Investigating
the disease during the past year , and said
he7a"3 confident the supposed discovery of
Texas fever was a mistake. When the As
sociated press dispatch from Berlin was
shown to the secretary of agriculture lie ex
pressed surprise. Exclusion of dressed
meats he was at a loss to understand , be
cause they are oil Inspected by competent
government officials In 4hls- country before
they are shipped. Texas fever , moreover , can
bo carried only by live cattle. The live cattle
exported from this country nro also Inspected
at the ports of shipment to sec that they are
not diseased. Secretary Morton said he had no
doubt that the German ofllclals Intended to
act In the Interests of the public health In
excluding American cattle , as the sanitary
regulations of that country are unusually
stringent upon all such matters. The secre
tary thinks the damage to be Inflicted upon
American interests by this action is greatly
overestimated , as our exports of meat lo Ger
many are comparatively light. From his ob
servation on his recent trip , Secretary Mor
ton Is convinced that the exportation ot live
cattle cannot be made to pay as well as ship
ping dressed meats. The establishment of
Increased facilities for shipping meats In
cold storage , he thinks , will greatly Increase
the American business.
Dr. D. E. Salmon , chief of the Bureau of
Animal Industry , said : "Admitting for the
sake of argument that cattle which are
killed In Germany are Inflicted with the
Texas fever , there Is no longer danger to
the German cattle , because In this country
cattle with this disease do not communicate
It to other animals. The disease Is not com
municated directly from one animal to others ,
but the animals In a certain district In the
southern part of the United States are able
to Infect pastures and pent In which they
happen to be placed within thirty days from
the time they leave the Infected districts.
Animals which contract the- disease obtain
the Infection from these pastures , not di
rectly from other cattle.
Secretary Morton was at the cabinet meet
ing today for the first time slnco his return
from Europe. The principal subject discussed
was the recent action of the German govern
ment discriminating against American cattle -
tlo nnd American beef. Secretary Morton
called the attention of the cabinet to the fact
that Germany was. an unimportant factor In
our foreign market for cattle and beef.
"Great Britain last year Imported 392,941
head of American cattle , " said he , "while
Germany took 4,000. One American farmer
could supply the entire German market , of
which It Is said we have Just been deprived.
Then why this great scare7 The fact Is , that
75 per cent ot our American products , ex
ported nnd a market In Great Britain. Sec
retary Morton Intimated that there was no
great concern felt by the administration over
Germany's action ,
SPANISH MINISTRY KUSIUNS.
Differences Ov r Colonial -Mutters the
OUISH f tliu CrlsU.
MADRID , Oct. 30. As a result of the cabi I-
net council held today the ministers have
tendered their resignations. Minister Sag-
asta has gone to Inform the queen-regent of
the action of the cabinet. It Is believed that
the crisis 111 be found to be difficult of solu
tion. Though the causes that have led to the
resignation ot the Spanish ministry cannot at
present be positively stated , it Is pretty safe
to assume that the crisis was precipitated
by colonial questions. The government re
cently arranged with the Bank of Spain for
and advance of 10,000,000 pesatas In Spanish
sliver dollars to replace the Mexican dollars
In the Porto Rico colony. This project was [ I
strenuously opposed by. Senor .Maura , the
colonial minister , but his colleagues persisted
In carrying out the arrangement and Senor
Maura resigned. This , however. was but one
of the serious differences In the cabinet on
the government's colcnl.il policy.
I'lrules btciil Petroleum.
GIBRALTAR , Oct. 30. The Italian bark ,
Scutolo , Captain Starlta , from Philadelphia
on September 21 for Naples , has been boarded
by pirates oil Morro Nuevo. Africa , who
plundered the vessel and escaped with 1,000
boxes of petroleum.
MhiT.iU Conioletl with Mm Upper Home.
LONDON , Oct. 30. The Times has a dts-
patch from Urussela stating that the liberals
have been victorious In the elections for mem
bers of the provincial councils. These court ?
ells will next elect the third portion of the
Senate.
Tupped Petroleum In Itiinla.
LONDON , Oct. 30. A dispatch to the
Chronicle- from Odessa says that a new petro
leum well has been tapped at Baku at a
depth ot seventy fathoms , which discharges
3,200 tons dally.
Under llriirU .Sorillcu ,
BERLIN , Oct. SO. The emperor n < l em-
pre-ti , accompanied by the members ot their
suites , attended the opora. . . hottee nnd saw
Mine. Nordtca In her firit flWtarinco as Elsa.
JAPANESE 1'1'SHINU ' STK < tDir.Y AIIKAU.
ClilncKO IInnillcnppp < l by Poor Wrnpon ) mill
Lack of Training j
LONDON , Oct. 30. A dl pat'cli to the Pall
Malt Gazette from Chcfoa s.iysj- fleet ot
Japanese transports , protected by nineteen
warships , has been seen landing troops on
the mainland ot the Hwang-Tung peninsula
to the northward ot Elliott's island.
The Times tomorrow will publish the fol
lowing dispatch from Tlen-Tiln : The greater
part of the Chinese forces were destroyed before -
fore Chln-Llcn-Cheng was evacuated. Gen
eral Hung's official report praises the valor
of the. troops , but confesses they were out
matched by the. enemy's weapons and train
ing. Colonel von Hannekln , the German offi
cer , who was formerly aldecamp of LI
Hung Chang , and who reni' .ecl great service
to the Chinese admiral at .the great naval
battles fought between the fleets of China
and Japan , has been summoned to Peking by
Imperial edict to consult with the government
In regard to the military situation ,
HIROSHIMA. Oct. 30. The Japanese
forces which have been pursuing the Chinese
north of the Yalu river captured at Atung
twenty guns , many rifles and quantities of
ammunition and provisions.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 30. Two Important
and dec slve Japanese victories are reported
by Minister DcnbIn n cableto the State de
partment from Peking today , - He says that
the Chinese forces have been defeated at
Chln-Llen-Cheng nnd have retreated to Mouk-
den ; also ho reports that the Japanese have
taken one of the Chinese forts at Port Arsto
thu ? .
The scene of the first engagement Is Just
across the Ynlu river In the- Manchu coun
try , nnd It marks the first real aggressive
movement by the Japanese qn Chinese soil ,
for it Is believed here that the movements
on the western side of the Yalu by the
Japanese ha\c been In the .nature of skir
mishes to develop the r al strength of the
Chinese forces. This having been done , the
Japanese are supposed to have formally en
tered upon the campaign with Moukdcn , the
Manchurlan capital , as the .objective point.
UUo Was Itnplil bill HU 1'oUllcal I ) ccllno
Uus No IH < I Multlen ,
MONTREAL , Oct. 30. Ex-Premier Merclei '
died at 9:10 : this morning , j
The family of the late ex-premier came to
Canada from France. His /ather / , J. B. E.
Mrrcler. was a farmer flt1 St. Athcnalso
Here Honoro was born October IB , 1840. He
was educated at the Jesuit college of St.
Mary's.at Montreal and was "called to the
bar of Quebec In 1867. Frojni 1802 to 1SG4
ho was the editor of LQ Coacicjr de St. Hya-
clnthe , a strong conservative sheet , When
confederation was first discussed he con-
dcmned the project and left the" editorial
chair of the Courier. Frotn that moment
he was ranked with the liberalparty , and
as such was elected to the Potninlon House
of Commons for Rouvlllc In 1872. In 187-1
ho resigned his seat In the Commons. Four
years later ho contested J3t. Hyaclnlhe as
a liberal candidate for the Quebec legisla
ture , Ho was elected and subsequently
called to the ministry as'solicitor general
In the Jouly administration The Jouly
government fell soon after ; whereupon Mr.
Mercier succeeded Mr. Jouly as' ' the leader
of the local liberal party. In 1S86 there was
a revulsion of feeling among the French
Canadians , due to the northwest troubles
which had resulted In' the erccutlon of Louis
Rleland. On this cry Mer'dcf succeeded In
carrying the , province In the , flections o :
1887 , upon which he waa 'eoa-inihifllbiied to
form a ministry. Here'm5 te > JW"n ;
holding the portfolio of attornrf general , -until
December , 1891 , when hrf w.ll dismissed1 by
the lieutenant governor of th6 province , ns n
result of an investigation by a royal com
mission on what became known as the Bale
des Chaleurs scandal. Ill tha ensuing- elec
tions his party was annihilated , and al
though ha himself was1 rttrrned for the
county of lionayenture , since. , that time , , he
has ceased to be a factor ID Canadian poll-
tics. _ /
CZAll WAS MUCH WO USB ,
' "I
Hint a Had Uity but Wiia ii''l.lttlo Hotter
r.ust Nlghr -
YALTA , Oct. 30. The' condition of the
czar Is much worse today. Tb re is n marked
Increase In his coughing " ' ft d eplttlng of
blood. ! ' '
The following ofllclal bullafft ( was Issued at
10 o'clock this morning : " 'tye general con
dition of the czar has bw-ie : considerably
worse. Last night tha spiting of blood ,
which began yesterday with vovere coughing ,
'ncreased.
"Symptoms of congestion ( J the left lobe
of the lunga have manlf 8ted..themselves ,
"His majesty's condition U'.one of danger. "
The bulletin Is signed , ai- usual , by the
physicians who are In attendance upon the
czar.
czar.WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON , Oct. SO-mThe extremely
serious condition of the czarfis shown by the
following dispatch received Ipday by Prince
Cantacuzene , the Russian ambassador :
"ST. PETERSnUIlO , Oct. 30. The condi
tion of the emperor la considerably worse
since yesterday. The expectoration of blood
Is Increased by n strong cougti. In the night
symptoms of partial Inflammation of the left
lung. Condition dangerous. OIERS. "
COPENHAGEN , Oct. SO.t-iA telegram received -
coived here this evening- states the czar was
refreshed by obtaining a little sleep during
the day. The phlegm that he expectorated
was less bloody. Otherwlsa his condition
was unchanged.
ST. PETERSBURG , Oct , * . 30. A bulletin
from Llvadla , tltned 1 o'clock tonight , says
that during the day the spitting of blood by
the czar continued. He iwa ? sometimes
seized with fits of shtverlcs. Ills tempera
ture. was 100 degrees Fahrenheit and his
pulse ninety. The imitation a were weak.
Respiration Is difficult. He 'can take little
nourishment and Is becoming 'very weak.
The oadema has considerably Increased.
Ktnroit .ticiinsTmt vet
Snld the Election Mmt'IHJ Fair or Illoocl
WouUl Me Sli/itl.
RIPLEY , Tcnn. , Oct. " 30. E. JR. Talley ,
editor of the People's AJJrtfcate. a populist
newspaper Issued nt thlsr place , was ar
rested yesterday on thefjeliarge of sedition ,
growing out of the publUjij > 'on of an article
in the * last Issue of thaUpjpcr. The article
Is question is as follows :
After considering the -matter , it has
been determined to hold * mass meeting ,
which nil honest people/ ' are Invited to at
tend , In the court housc'next Saturday at
10 a. m. The object ol this tniectlng la to
give expression to the : determination now
formed In the mlmlsjnnd. Hearts of the
people to die rather than snlimlt to any
thing- other than a fair election Tuesday ,
November 6. That they bavt all come to
thin conclusion It does not require much
time or trouble to demonstfafe * . To submit
to such glaring fraudsaa vvi-re practiced In
the August election Is to HU [ render nil man-
liooil and patriotism , anrtahls the honest
people of Old Lauderdple-iire-aiot yet ready-
to do. and before they will do It they will
scak the sod with their "blood. Every hon
est man who desires art" honest election la
earnestly urged to qulfhli ilally vocation
iiml come out on tbnt daj * nnd xhow thai
he Is at least on the Eld' of justice and
right. Come everybody.- * "
Kdltor Talley was anftgned before a
magistrate , waived preliminary examina
tion and was ndmlttea to all under a $2WO
bond. The law under w filch ho was ar
rested Is a section In the revised statutes
prohibiting the calling cf inobs or meetings
together for the purpose Al Inciting- riot ,
Talley has frequently IM\II -trouble on
account of his fiery uttwr ncea and wan
recently found guilty of 1'ljel and compelled
to pay { 1,000 damages. '
National Academy or .Itt nnd Science.
NKW HAVEN , Conn. , pet. S0.r-The nn
nun ] meeting- the National Academy o
Art anil Science waa hem In North Bhef
Held hall , Yale university , today. At the
morning session Prof. lloKers of Columbia
university read a paper entllleU "An Inrtl
rcct Experimental D termf-ialloi ! of ( he En
crey of Obscure Heat , * ' um another ' 'Deter
mmatlon of the Errors of the Cycle of nn
Electrotype Copy of Tycho Uraho'u Altitude
Azemuth Instrument. "
WAS WORKED FOR A SUCKER
Al ( Least that is the Opinion Alfred Horritt
Has of Himself ,
SUES J , D , ROCKEFELLER FOR 81,226,400 ,
All the Trouble Cauica About l > r the Can-
lollilutlon ot tha Various Iron Mining
Properties Into tha Likn Superior
Consolidated Compnny.
DULUTH , Oct. SO. Alfred Jlcrrltt today
jrought suit against J. D. Rockerfeller and
F. I ) . Gates , his private secrtary , for $1,226-
400 , In which amount 1m claims ho was dam
aged by what ho alleges to bo fraudulent
representations In the forming of the Lake
Superior Consolidated Iron mines. Plaintiff
claims that at various times In August , 1S93 ,
in New York City , before he transferred his
Interests In various Iron mines and the
Mcsaba railroad , the defendants represented
to him that the Pcnokeo and Cogcblc consoli
dated mines which , with others controlled
liy Ilockerfeller , was to be taken Into the
Lake Superior Consolidated Iron mines , was
solvent und prosperous company , also the
Spanish-American and the Aurora , that their
stocks were well worth what Rockerfeller
was to receive ! that Rockcrfcller and Wet-
more > promised to lend to Merrltt on his con
solidated stock money at 40 cents on the
dollar at par value. All of these representa
tions and promises , plaintiff claims were fraud
ulent. Defendants at the time knew that each
ofow the companies controlled by flockerfelter
owed large amounts outside of their funded
debt , and that the Penoke company was at
tin time Insolvent ; that Instead of making
tin value of the Lake Superior Consolidated
company's stock worth 50 cents on the $1
as Rockefeller promised It would , nnd he
VS0
would publish It to the world , the stock of
these other mines caused Its value to de
crease to { 10 per chareof $100.
When Merrill asked Rockefeller to keep
his ! promise and to loan him money nt the
rate of 40 cents on the $1 , and later at 25
cents , Rockefeller refused and would give
only 10 cents on the $1. In organ
izing the Lake Superior Consolidated
mines the defendant. It Is claimed ,
got the new company to take
the following Interests owned by h m :
Twenty-eight thousand three hundred and
fifty shares Aurora Iron Mining company's
stock. 65 shares Penoke & Gogeblc con
solidated , mines , 21,626 shares Spanish Amer
ican mines In Cuba , 300 collateral trust
notes of J 1,000 each of the Spanish American
company , for which the Lake Superior com
pany turned over first mortRtge bonds ex
ceeding $1,900,000. For a Gl per cent stock
interest In the Adams and Lone Jack mines
Rockefeller cot consolidated first mortgage
bonds worth ever $1,700,000.
Rockefeller represented the Interests which
he thansfcrred to bo worth $1,130.154 , as fol
lows : Aurora stock , $203,088 , ; Penoko & Ooge-
blc , { 579,000 ; trust notes of the same , $571,12.1 ;
Spanish American stock , $ R22,35S ; Mortgage
bonds of panic , $76.477 ; 7,001 shares Minnesota
seta Iron company's stock. $396,490.
The agreements showed that Rockefeller
.also controls the following stocks and secur
ities of companies which ho promised to try
and get into the consideration : Seven hun
dred und twenty-eight shares West Superior
Iron and Steel company , of par value of $72-
600 , and 040 first mortgager bonds ot the earno
fi.4n < wv ) brlnclnc his total interests.which
Intended to transfer up to ' $4,361,919.
Rockefeller claimed they cost him $2,719,154 ,
and he was to eeb consolidated bdnds worth
3,010,860 for them at 90 cents. The separate
agreements were entered Into before the con
solidation was finally effected. There will , It
a sild , be several more suits before the mater
"
er is ended- The capital at the consolidation
was nt first fixed at $3,000,000 , but later In
creased to (30,000,000. (
HOLD DAYLICHIT KOtUlEUY
ilcwolrr r.ocheil In the Vault While Tlilovcs
KnnRarlcrtl the Store.
CHICAGO , Oct. 30. A daring robbery was
jommlttcd In the heart'of the business con-
er of the city 'this afternoon. The amount
t plunder secured is not exactly known , but
vas given as $8,000 in watches and other
ewelry. Soon after 2 o'clock O. W.
Brothaur , the senior member of the firm of
Brethaur & Co. , wholesale Jewelers , 11Vash -
ngton street , left the office , leaving his son
n charge. The office ts In room 1 on the
first floor of the building. It Is located In
ho southwest corner and In plain view of
the occupants of the office buildings round
about. Young Drethaur says he was bend-
ng over a show case full of watches in the
rear of the room when two men entered the
door. One of them carried a revolver In his
mnd and the other was armed with a piece
of lead pipe about two feet long. The Jew
eler was commanded to throw up his hands ,
which ho was not slow in doing. The two
men then ordered him Into the vault , the
leer of which stood open. Brethaur de
murred , and one of the men. he says , caught
ilm by the throat , thrust him into the vault
and pushed the door shut. The thieves then
proceeded to ransack the showcases and .
scoop the watches Into a gunny sack. The
door of the safe stood open , and the bandits
emptied the cash box , containing a consid
erable sum of money. All this required
only a few moments , and the men soon made
: helr escape , The senior lircthaur returned
about 3:30 : , and u > on heard a sound of pound-
ng on the vault door. The vault door was
hastily opened nnd the imprisoned man taken
out , nearly exhausted/"Ko far no trace of
the thieves has been obtained ,
XUMJIKKJf AGAlfT.
Philadelphia Johhrrg DUcornr that the
Product 1MII Go Kion J.imor.
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 30. Sugar took
another tumbleIn price today and sur
prised the Jobbers , who had concluded that
it was already down to the bottom notch.
It was regarded as a slap back by the re
finers at the wholesale grocers , who had
recently unloaded large quantities of sugar
on the matket belovv the refinery compact
prices. Said u well known Jobber : "The
chances are that sugar will go still lower ,
notwithstanding the refineries ari > virtually
closed. "
The reduction extends on all grades of
rctlncd and averages % ot a cent per pound.
Hnnil Company onirrrs Jnillcittcd.
ST. LOUIS , Oct. SO.-TJnltCd States District
Attorney Clinton today tiled informations
against Dennis P. Slut ( fry , J , B. Johnson
and W. II. Stevenson. Tlio charge ts that
they used the mulls for the purpose of a
lottery by vlrtufe of their connection with
the G'unrantee In vesting'"A-tompany of Ne
vada , Mo. Messrs. S.tery , Johnson and
Stevenson put up the wfl.OOO required by
statute as a. trust fund In the state treasury
and contend that their connection with It
ended at that point. The government con
tends that they hold nineteen ot the twenty-
one shares ot stock in the company and ex
ercise a ceneral supervision.
Movement ! ol Uccuii VcMrl * October 'JO.
At Antwerp Arlved HI a Ho , from Balti
more.
At Queenstown Arrived Catalonia , from
Boston.
At New York Arirved Elbe , from Berlin ;
Nordland , from Antwerp. '
At Movlllc Arrlve-d-Ethlopla , New York
for Glasgow.
At Liverpool Arrived Kansas , from Bos
ton.
ton.At Glasgow Arrived Scandinavia , from
Boston.
At Bremerhaven Arrived Ems , from
New York.
Llbrarlun Selected fur Tueirlwrry Library ,
CHICAGO. Oct. ! 0. John Vance Clibney.
the public librarian of Ban Francisco , was
formally elected librarian of the Newberry
library today. In place of Dr , W. V. Poof ,
who died recently.
e Twllc ol Mmttlnc Down ,
BT , LOUIS , Oct. SO. A rcixirt has been In
circulation , among- local mlllera that the
northwestern millers had arranged u plan
wherehv Ihu total ilnlly output of the- com
bined Hour nillla of this country shall be
curtailed , lly this means It la hoped to
materially Improve the general market.
Millers In St. Louis have received a circu
lar signed by the Northwestern Miller nsk-
Ing- their views as to the advisability of
shutting down all mills from December 10
to January D , Bo far as could bo learned
local mlllera arc not favorably disposed to
ward thu scheme.
CO/UiHM.V t'.irI..S Off HATOLKI.
Uvorjr Indication Hint the Difference * Itc-
Iliiin Itccii Milttod ,
NEW YORK. Oct. 30. The mystery
which surrounded the recent annual meet
ing ; oC Catholic arrhblshops nt Philadelphia
nnd the subsequent gathering- here Is still
unbroken. Hut from events subsequent to
the meeting , the conclusion 1s drawn that
nn Important step was taken toward the uni
fication oC thi ? IIIM clpal Ci th tic ccclcslnstl IB
in tha L'nUcd t > t .t . In the turn n. tion of a-
tagonlams which have arisen over M r.
Satolll's ' presence In this country nnd In
more complete support and loyalty to the
papal delegate In the future. Whether the
urchblehops tool ; formal action on the sub
ject la not known. Immediately after the
meeting Archbishop Corrlgan or New York
paid a visit to Mgr. Satolll at the hitter's
residence In Wahhlnston. The two ecclesi
astics { were together three hours and the
result Is believed to have boon ot n gratify
liu character to the abk'Biite ami arch
bishop. The liittor had been persistently
represented ns the head of a schism against
the < delecntc , nnd it 1ms even been nnserted
that : pamphlets opposingSatolll , Hied with
the ' Vatican , hail been Inspired by the arch
bishop's adherents. Many of these state
ments have been sensational nnd unjust , but
they served to foment trouble , which In
various parts of the country touk the form
ofSa outbreaks nunlnst the authority of Msr.
Satolll , It Is stated , however , that all these
differences are now adjusted nnd that
henceforth there will be the fullest recog
nition of tha ablesato's authority. This
recognition < , also , ufter the ineellnK of the
archbishops , is regarded at ) n direct result
ofCo the gathering. It Is said that Archbishop
Corrlgnn's ' call on Rlr. ( Satolll was not un
usual , as the former had called before , but
till proximity of the call to the adjournment
of the nrchblshopH U considered Hlgnlllcant.
Only one tillllng cause of Irritation re
mains , nnd that resulte from an article writ
ten by Bishop SpulillnK In the North Amer
ican Review , In which be attributed the
A.SH P. A , movement to the presence of Mgr.
Satolll In this country. It Is believed that
the ' blshoti ban inailo amends and cjcplann *
of misapprehension created by his
article , and that this matter has been
smoothed over , li > part nt least. The unity
of action toward Jt r. Satolll Is regarded ns
coming- opportunely before the pope's np-
prouchim ; encyclical enlarging the delef.ite's
authority. It Is said , also , that therecogni
tion of Afxr. Satolll's authority by the
American hierarchy was quite ns Important
nnd desirable as the confessing of the au
thority itsolf.
BALTIMORE , Oct. 30. Regarding the
visit of archbishops nt Philadelphia , Car
dinal Gibbons today said : "Nothing- the
character referred to In the dispatches
touching Jlgr. Satolll's difference with
others transpired. As to the other matters
mentioned , the- whole thlnpr is guess work
to which no Impoitnncc need be attached. "
WASHINGTON , Oct. SO.-Mjjr. Satolll was
seen at his residence concerning- New
York dispatch to the effect that Archbishop
CorrlKnn had recently called on him , and
that there was unity of action within the
uhurch In loyalty to the delegate. He Bald
the archbishop hnd called on him about two
weeks ngo , Eoon nfter the iiieetiiifl : of the
archbishops , anil a conversation lasting sev
eral hours had bven held. The nblefiate
would not discuss the nature of the confer
ence or the leported unity resulting- .
Tire tiTIOKU QVIL'IY OV DlVRUliU.
Conclusion of Ihu Tr.ul of tlio Indian Who
Killed iwnil People.
DEADWOOD , Oct. 30. ( Special Telegram. )
The trial of Two Sticks , charged with
murder , was concluded today , the Jury
bringing In a verdict pf murder as chaiged
In the indictment. February 2 , 1833 , two
cowboys In the etnploy _ of Humphrey &
Stenger , beef
who were hunting horses , were In camp
on White river. Two Sticks , Two Two ,
White face- Home , Flchts With and First
Eagle came to the camp visiting : , and at a
given signal commenced flrlns on the cow
boys and killed them nil. No one was there
to BCC the deed , but circumstantial evidence
was very strong. Two Two nnd White Face
Horse testified against Two Sticks after
pleading guilty to manslaughter for com
plicity In the murder. Evidence of Mrs. Fat
Woman w u strung against Two Sticks , she
claiming that he told her h' : had "pumped
It Into one of the cowboys. " This witness
was hla claughter-ln-laiv and pave her evi
dence In great personal fear. Two Sticks on
the stanJ denied that he was at the camp
or that he had ever seen the cowboys.
Judge Uundy will sentence him tomorrow.
During the evidence of Fat Woman the de
fendant , Two fct ck' , datt d the most \\ick d
looks at her and at the conclusion made u
dramatic show of being sick.
Intproftlng t.ttlgiirlon nt MOIIX rail * .
SIOUX FALLS , S. DX' Oct. 30.-Speclal.- ( )
The United States is plaintiff In a case now
before the United States court here nnd
Asel Kycs of Yankton and his bondsmen ,
Urotler li. Morse ana J. It. Steames of
Yankton , are defendants. It seems that
Kyes was under contract with the United
States to furnish gn n for Fort Sill in
Indian Territory and Fort Learenwortli and
I'ort Illley In Kansas -
Kansasfar the year beginning
July 1 , 16JO. He was to furnish 3,2W.oixi
pounds of corn and 2,110.030 pounds of oats
at a stipulated price. A severe drouth pre
vented Air. Kyes from performing his con
tract , and the United States sent Its agents
out and purchased enough grain to make
up what Kyes couldn't supply. Now the
! ii1 ! < icS.l tc'.iias ! Ol' ' ht Bl'lt to recover
{ 23,123.18 , the difference between the contract
price agreed Upon with Kyes nnd what Ha
agents had to puy. The plaintiff also asks
for 6 per cent interest thla
upon
' '
' " amount
;
from July I''lSSI. to'tlie piesent"tTmc.
Killed by the Colii | | > soof a Stable.
CHI3YENNE'Oct. 30. ( Special Telegram. )
Peter Xlllu.ii was 'instantly killed this
morning at the ranch'of JI. H. VanTassell ,
twenty-two miles north of Cheyenne' , by
the roof of a btable falllrg on him. His
skull was crushed In several places. The
deceased was 1 yeara old nnd unmarried.
He was tt son or Gregory Milan of this
city and the remains were brought here for
'
Intermert.
l.nrge Slilpmunti nt Cnttlc.
CHAMBERLAIN , S. P. , Oct. 30.SpecInl <
Telegram. ) estimates bf beef cattle shipped
from the ranges of western South Dakota
this t Benson place the number at 101,000 head ,
valued nt $1,000,000. The shipping season. Is
now practically closed.
A j/r r r.
No Hew to thu Murdc-rcri of the Trench
\VOIIIHII In Denver.
DENVER , Oct. SO. The evidence In the
case of Mary Contassolt , the French
woman who was found apparently strangled
to death early Bundny morning , leaves her
death still a mystery. The coroner's Jury
can only decide whether Bho was murdered
or committed suicide , It is Bald , that ( here
Is a secret society on Market street known
a the ilacquereauic , composed of Krench-
mcn , who bring women fioin France , they
agreeing1 to pay a percentage lo the society.
It In also said that the Macquereaux have
banded ! themselves under the high-sounding-
name of "Leg Chevaliers d'Arnour. ' " The
police believe this organization is responsi
ble for the death of Lna Tapper , who was
strangled In nearly the same way ua was
Mary Contassolt. In the same vicinity , a
short time no. Recently a woman came to
the chief of police and asked to be pro
tected against a lot' of Frenchmen , who
were trying to drive htr from the city.
She said that members of the. .Mnctjuereuux
were trying to persecute her because aho
refused to Join their organization.
fiO
Bilker * guy Nothing but u llreail War Will
iloilucB tha I'rlco.
CHICAGO. Oct. 30. The lending local
bakers say there Is no immediate prospect
of the Chicago consumer getting his bread
nt a reduced rule this , In spite of the fact
of CO-cent wheat and a consequent decline
In the price of Hour , The Chicago makers
of bread are , as a rule , skeptical In regard
to 1i 1 reports of reduced prices In Washington
and i larger loaves for the old prlcu in New
York. There are eoma who say that If
there huva been reductions In those cities
they huvu been due to competition , and not
to nny cheapening of materials ,
"Flour will have to ire down to. a much
lower price before bukari can afford to re
duce the- price of bread , " said a leading
hak r till * morning. "A baktra' war IB the
only thing which could brlni ; ubout a re
duction In prlcen , and thers In nothing eIn
local conditions whloli lufgeats such a Inn
dition. "
. , ? 4
rnrci ) TAT PI ? nnuTPttppo *
Names of Oinnlm Firms Secured for the
"Business UinV Association List ,
HAVE NO POLITICAL FIGHT TO MAKE
IlrnI ltinliics Men Ohjpri to Uolng Used
n * t'litup.nrn to Siitn It. S .M. Chest
nuts iloir slsiniturrs Were
been ted by llanlU'M. jl
Business men , as a rule , are very chary
about publicly committing themselves to any
given policy In a political contest , and thosa
Omaha wholesale and retail merchants who
signed the "business ' "
men's" manifesto- -
parted from n time-honored custom. Many
of them , however , are sorry now that they
did not follow the old , well-beaten path , by
attending strictly to business and allowing
others to talk politics ,
The Hood of protests from their customers
In the country has convinced the Jobbers ot
the city that they madea serious mistake
when they lent themselves to a scheme of '
the railroads nnd bankers. The question -4
with them now is how to undo the mlschlct
that has already been done. The manifesto
having been scattered over the whole state.
It Is Impossible to recall it now , and about nil
the Jobbers can do is. to withdraw froth the
fight as gracefully as possible. This la
what the great majority of them are doing.
U can bo said that the business men of
Omaha have pretty generally closed out their
"Business Men's association" department , and
are giving all their spare attention to appeas
ing the wrath of their customers.
The fact of the inalttr Is , however , that
very few of the business men who signed
the manifesto had any Idea that It was to
bo used ns a campaign document. The rep
resentative of a banker would take the paper
to a business man and gay , for example ,
"The president of .our bank tays that you are
not a populist , nnd he would like to have you
sign this as showing th.it you are opposed
to that party. " The bus.ness man ap
preached In that manner would put down
his name without thinking nny more about
the subject. Said one Jobber : "You must
not quote me , but the fact Is that being
a republican I did not hesitate to tlgn a ,
statement that my sympathies were not
with the populists , but the sollc tor had not
been out of my place fifteen minutes before
I came to my senses , and said to myself , 'old
man , this Is a political campaign , and you
have made n fool ot yourself In taking tides. '
Even then I did not have any Idea that a.
manifesto was to ho pr.nted and sent broad
cast over the country to our customers ot
opposite political opinions. "
HK IS BETWEEN TWO KIRKS
Said another Jobber : "When I signed th t
list of business men I never dreamed thtt
It was to bo used for the purpose of influ >
onclng voters In other towns. However , you
must not quote me , as I have friends in th
banks and the railroad offices who would
not take It kindly if I should attempt to-
squral out. I have already made cnetniea
enough among the populists , and if I was to
go back on my signature now I would make
enemies 0:1 both Udes. "
A good many of the business men seen ex
pressed the fame opinion as the one quoted
above. They are willing to admit that they
dd | an unwlso thing In signing the ( roll ot
business men , but they are afraid If they
were to coins out publicly and say so they
would .merely make n bad , matter worto by
'
adding torthclr'Ilsl ot ejiemles tha railroad *
and banks. ' -
"I signed the list , " said the head of a
largo wholesale house , "but , of course , I had
no Idea that It was to bo sent out over th
country , or I should have hesitated. How-
eve.we have not received any complaint
except from one of our customers. It li
evident , howeicr. that this action on th
part of the business men of the city la coins
to hurt business with the Omaha Jobbers , and
at a time , too , when the Jobbing business la
not In condition to Bland It verywell. . "
FIRMS THAT DID NOT SIGN.
In a great many cases business houses ara
represented on the list that never signed It
at all. Some one connected with the honsa
would sign his own name on his own re
sponsibility , but that name would bo printed
with the name of the house with which the
party was connected , and the Impression thus
conveyed that the house had signed the list ,
when In reality the house might bo opposed
to the causs advocated by the Business Mcn'a
association. Thus the list contains the nnmo
of Charles B. Hall of ICIrkendall. Jones Si
Co. Mr. Hall says that he signed the list as
gvlng his own Individual opinion , but that
the house of ICIrkemlull , Jones & Co. waa
not In politics and had never signed tholist. .
His houBo did nol believe In mixing business
and politics. He thinks that a Jobbing houas
with a good business has enough to do with
out taking part In politics.
In the same way the name of W. A. Paxton -
ton of Paxton & Onllaisher appears on the
list. The firm claims dint while Mr. Pnxtoa
Is a member of the firm , he has a good many
other Interests and Is a stockholder In other
business ventures which ho might bo said to
represent , The house of Paxton & Gallagher
denies that It Is In politics or that R la
doing anything to influence either Its cus
tomers or employes as to how they should
vote.
vote.Mr
Mr , Smith , head of the Steele-Smlth Gro-
cury company , Bays that while one or two
parties connected with the house- signed the
list on their own responsibility , his linn has
never signed the inanftesto nor authorized
any of Its men to sign the firm name. The
firm name should never have appeared an ths
list.
list.Mr.
Mr. McCord of the wholesale grocery houss
of McCord , Brady & Co. , says that the send
ing out Into the country of the list of Omaha
Jobbers who signed that manifesto Is hurting
trade badly and Is going to hurt It still
worse In this state. A good many letters are
coming In from the country protesting
against the action of the Omaha Jobbers. In
the case of McCord , Brady & Co. , not only
the heads of the firm , but a large number of
the employes signed , so that the firm name
appears several times on the list ,
J. Williams of the wholesale grocery hou&a
of Williams & Cross , Is another business
man who feels that ho was caught In a trap
when he was Induced to sign the bualnesa
men's manifesto , "They never told us , " said
Mr , Williams , "that they were going to usa
that list to send out into the country and
they had no right to do It. They secured
those signatures under what amounted to
Valso pretenses and have used them In a way
that Is well calculated to produce hard feelIng -
Ing In the country toward Omaha buslnwi
men , "
H. Hardy of the firm of Hardy & Co. , Job
bers of household goods and toys , says that
his house Is not In politics , but Is giving Ha
entire attention to bualiien.
NO QUARREL WITH POPULISTS ,
Another name on the list U that of. J , 8.
Ghastaiu , manager of the firm of Fair ha in ,
Smeltzer & Co , Mlioli-Kale dealers In produce.
Mr. Clmstuln is a now comer to tho'stata
and signed the list at the request ol hi *
banker. Mr. ChdsUln saya that he has hardly
been In the utn long enough to understand
the situation here , but that ho signed the Hit
with the Idea simply ot favoring his own
party and not with any Intention oC going
Into the campaign to fight the' populists or
any one else. In fact , ho had nu quarrel with
the populists. Though he had , seen a , good
deal ot them tu Kiiibis , and though there v/tr
a. good deal of talk ncuut how they would
upset things , ho did not know of their hav
ing paswed any very bail laws.
Mr , Wohlern ol tUo firm of Icken & Wohleri
signed what he snyi iva ? a statement to tha
effect that ho was opposed to populist
rule In the stato. He sayn that ho did not
hesitate about signing the Hit , R lie took Ute
to be only a statement of what parly h
favored. Ho did not have any Idea that hi *
name would be published or that he would tit
getting his firm Into a political fight H d ea
not believe In a business house going- Into
politics , and If he had had any Idea that tht
paper was to ba vied w u campaign document
be would never have signed It.
A reprownutlyo ot the wholtialt trul *

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