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Dares of Stale No Longer Trouble the Auto-
I' ' lorat of All the lussias.
Great Grlof Manifested by the People
Throughout the Empire.
"Preserver of the World's ' Peace" Taken
Away in Prime of Life.
Took No ricamiro In Governing nnil Cntocl
Were for the Koclcty of 111 * Wife nml
Children Soiurtliln ? About
Ills Bucci'BHor.
ST. rCTDRSBUIta , Nov. 1. The Angel o
Death , In the shadow Of whoso pinions the
autocrat o ( all the Russians has been lying
for many days , today beckoned , and the sou
1 of the man who had In hla hands the lives
and destinies of millions upon millions , was.
borne away.
Calmly and peacefully as a , sleeping babe ,
lie , wlio by his slightest word , could have
plunged Europa Into a war , the horrors o
which would defy description , fell Into the
dreamless sleep which ho feared not , He ,
though the head of the church whose mem
bers number over 70,000,000 persons , took his
last rites a few days before death , claimed
him from nil his greatness ,
At 2:15 o'clock this afternoon the summons
cane and a few hours later the thunderous
booming of cannon at Llvadla and St. I'eters-
burg announced the czar was dead , and that
ho who ha d been the Grand Duke Is'lcholas ,
reigned In his stead , On lightning wings
the news of Russia's loss spread throughout
the world , and It Is safe to say that every
where the Intelligence created sympathy for
the family of him who , by hla policy , had
maintained the peace of Europe. From
America came words of sympathy , for the
dead ruler had always been a friend of the
great republic of the west , and sustained the
north In the war of the rebellion.
Among the peasants of llussla he will be
mourned with a deep and abiding sorrow , for
was ho not the "Peasant Czar ? "
None of the grandiloquent titles borne him
were thought as much ot as the one bestowed
upon him by his lowly subjects whose vlr-
* tucsncro magnified In him , and whose -vices
In him wore entlre-ly lacking. He who de
nies the popularity of the- czar among the
lowly classes of llussla Is blinded by preju
dice. Ills kind acts to them In their seasons
ot plague and famine will never be. forgotten ,
nn < l tonight In thousands upon thousands o !
homes , from Vladlvostock , on the Pacific , to
the fortresses ot the. Caucasus , millions ol
people , as they kneel before their Icons , will
pray from the bottom of their hearts for the ;
repose of. the- soul ot their "Little Father , "
woo was to- them as great In soul as he was
In stature.
There will be sincere mournlnc. too. In
tlio royal nnd Imperial families of Europe.
Not the conventional mourning prcacrlbsd by
rule , but the mourning of little children. For
who has not heard of the annual visits ot
the czar to Copenhagen , tha home ot his
beloved czarina , when with tliu children ot
emperors , kings and princes around him , ho
was tlio biggest child of them all , joining In
all their sports nnd romping with them like
n bit boy. Ills dentil will be a most blttor
loss to the wlfo he loved so well that It was
a proverb In St. Petersburg that he was
"tho only Russian who was true to his wife. "
His homo was an Ideal one , and all his pleas
ure wns found with his oi\u family.
But as the czar and not the man he could
bo ns stern , as unrelenting as fate Itself. Ho
has banished men and women to Siberia , but
they were men and women who sought to
hill him or to overturn the covernment ot
whloh lie waa thu nbsoluto head , and
which he , by the most solemn oaths In the
mother city of Itussla Moscow had sworn
to maintain In Its Integrity ,
Since Tuesday , when the doctors Informed
tlio czar there was no longer room for hope ,
his majesty composedly watted ( or the end ,
attondlnc to necessary state and family af
fairs In the short Intervals ot consciousness
and freedom ot pain. These were necessa
rily brie' , the doctors having : recourse to
sedatives to procure steep and allay pain ,
On Wednesday the czar was still able to be
taken to a. window of the palace , whence he
Kazed out upon the country holoved. .
The night passed with all the aggravating
symptoms and dry cough. Dr. Saccharin re
mained In attendance upon him throughout
tlio night only snatching brief Intervals fet
sleep In the ante rooms. The morning broke
with rain and wind and heavy clouds and the
weather was much colder. As the day ad'
vanecd the weakness Increased BO rapldl )
that the czar himself recognized that he
could only live a few hours. He expressed r
desire to receive the sacrament , which was
ndmlnlsterwl to him by Court Chaplain Vaiv
Ishctt and Father Ivan In the presence ot the
whole family. The czar then conversed lonp
and earnestly with Father Ivan , concludlni
by asking his family to again gather armim
him. He spoke to each member separately
and at the greatest length with the czarina
Ha hlesscd all his children present. Thi
scene was one of deep pathos , all being' ii
tears. All this time his majesty was slttlnt
upon an arm chair. After taking leave o
his family he grew gradually weaker am
his voice became so Indistinct that It wai
scarcely audible.
About noon a convulsive fit of coughlni
was followed by a slight rally. Thence uatl
the end the czar remained quiet , seeming ]
frco from pain ,
At 2:15 : o'clock ho heaved a deep s.gh ! an' '
breathed his last In the arms ot Cio empress
who then broke down with the weight a
her grief , The doctors f ar the result
of the reaction on her already exhaustc
The body Is now being embalmed , 1
will probably be laid tor n couple ot day
I In the pjlara chapel. The arrangement
that will be made for the funeral are stl
unknown. It Is believed the remains wl
be embarked on the Imperial yacht Point
nala Flvczda ( Polar Star ) at Yalta , whcr
HID Seventh army corps will render mil
tary honors. The whole lilack sea flee
will escort the yacht to Odessa , whence th
body will be conveyed by railway to S
Petersburg , stopping at the Important town
enrouto to enable the troops to rcndc
honors to the dead. The state mournln
will commence on Saturday.
The funeral will probably be held tn
wccka hence.
The- arrival of the prince and princess <
Wales , now enrouto to LlvadU , Is anxious !
nwalted. - A special train awaits them i
the frontier. It Is believed the presence i
the princess ot Wales will afford great con
fort to her slater , the czarina , nnd It Is e :
peeled that she will make a long ; stay I
llussla ,
An Imperial decree announcing tlio acce
si an to the- throne of the Grand Duke Nlcl
Dins ( the czarewltch ) Is expected tro
Llvadla In a few day * . The theaters ar
restaurants were closed this evening , b1
the streets , were as bucy as usual. Crowi
Blood about the places vhere the bulletli
from Llvidla have been posted , reading tl
olllclal announcement ot his iiujesty'i deal
( t a. m. ) It Is reported here that tl
Jjopula.ee ot MoicoWi Indicant t jvfc t th <
believe to have been the malpractice of Dr.
Zacharln In the case of the czar , are wreckIng -
Ing the doctor's house In that clly. The
telegraph offlcea liere > are crowded with
newspaper correspondents seeking to send
their reports and merchants waiting for
the latest news from Ltvadla. The gar
risons at Crotisladt and St. Petersburg have
taken the oath of allegiance to the new czar.
When all was over the czarewltch. Grand
Duchess Xcnla nnd the other Imperial rela
tives approached the bedside in turn to take
a last farewell. The court officials and mem
bers of his majesty's suite were afterwards
admitted. The Hag over the palace was
placed at half mast and a salute was fired by
tha vessels In the port. Shortly after 4
o'clock the members of the palace guard
were marshaled In the square la front of
tha palace chapel for the ceremony of swear
ing alleclancc to the new czar. They were
the first to take thu oath. The grand dukes
were the next to swear allegiance and they
were followed In the order of precedence by
the high court functionaries , court olHcIals ,
military ofllcers and civil officials ,
HK.KTCII OI-- HIS C.Vliiit. !
Alrinnilor I to inn no IT Iluil I.tltln Dicing fnr
tlui I'oallliii Unit ll Occupied ,
Emperor Alexander 111. was born m 1845 ,
the second son of Alexander II. It was not
expected that he would reign over Itussla ,
and his training was that ot a soldier , lint
the death of his elder brother , Nicholas , In
early manhood made him the heir to the
The prominent characteristic of his early
life was his physical prowess. Like h a
brothers , Vladimir and Alexis , he was the"
performer of fabulous teats at the cupper
table. He was a splendid wrestler , ex
tremely powerful , wlio could drink more
champagne than any of his brothers , and who
took pleasure In Imitating the tricks with
which history has cred ted Peter the Great.
Thus he used to crush hon-cshoes In the
hollow of his hand , roll silver rubles Into
tubss between his thumb and finger , and
used to sally forth with his brothers to dis
reputable drlnklnK places at night. In strict
Incognito , and thrash the assembled com
pany. Whether ho ever stoppsd the sails
of a wlncltn 11 in full motion , as Peter ! s
reputed to have done. Is not on record.
Alexander HI. i\as married October 28 ,
1SCG , to Princess Dagmar of Denmark , who
as < umed the name of Maria Feodorovna.
This union was generally regarded as n mar
riage des convenances , and In consequence
not apt to be the Ideal of conjugal felicity.
There was no greater delight for the em
peror than to cast away the cares ot gov
ernment and seek the society of his wife
nnd ch.dren. He was fairly Idolized by his
wlfo and family , and there Is no one , who
served him In any capacity but had the
warmest praise far his kind and unassum
ing disposition.
When his father , Alexander II , fell n vic
tim to the bomb of the anarchists-on the
streets of St. Petersburg , the crown de
scended to Alexander HI , who ascended
the throne In 18SI , and was crowned form
ally In 1SS3.
On the throne he remained the chief ot
the Slavonic party. But he was practical ,
and did not advocate any of thote wild
schemes which h s friends wished him to
carry out. lie had commanded an army
In the Husso-Turklsh war and Ifnew some
thing of the terrors of warfare. He wns ,
therefore , obstinately In favor of peace , 13e-
sldes , much as he respected the religious
and Intriguing fanatic PopeGonostzeff , the
empress hated this man , and so tlie fanatic
'never quite got the upper hand.
Alexander III , had a certain kind of cun
ning , which stujid men possess , and did
not mind Increasing the power of llussla
by the arts of diplomacy. Vhen his cun
ning failed him , as In the case of Bulgaria ,
he had the common sense to swallow h s
pride and did not proceed to bloodshed.
This was his great merit.
Otherwise he was an indifferent and lazy
monarch , who governed Russia by means
of favorites. He picked them up wherever
he could find them , and prided himself on
his faculty of discovering genius. In this
respect he had sometling of the Napoleon
about him. He spent most ot his time
sleeping , eating nnd drinking. This was
the cause ot his disease. He , did not take
sulllclent exercise. When his ministers pre
sented him with projects of laws ho would
ret re to his study and go to sleep over
SI * feet three In height , welglng 250
pounds , the emperor looked like a giant.
He had small eyes , ttralgtit , hard eyebrows ,
a largo forehead , a fair beard and a- coarse
mouth. In appearance he was not unlike
the peasants ho ruled.
A fad ot the czar was the collection of
precious stones. He was very fond of them
and took great delight In purchasing rare
and costly specimen ! . Ills Jewels are with
out doubt the most gorgeous In Europe and
his uniforms and military trappings arc
decorated with magnificent gems. In his
private collection are any number of large
and valuable diamonds nnd pearls. In the
Russian scepter Ishe \ famous Orloff diamond
mend , which weighs 1&4 % carats. This
stouo is rose cut and resembles half a
p geons egg in size. It Is supposed to have
been the eye of an Indian Idol , which , after
being stolen by a Trench deserter , passed
through many hands , until It was purchased
by Count Orlott for Empress Catherine , The
price paid the Armenian merchant who then
owned it uns 90,000 , an annuity of 1,000
rubles and a royal title.
Nicholas Alcxandrcvltch , who succeeds to
the Russ an throne , was born In 18C8. He
Is of tmall stature , a very sallow complexion
nnd bushy , black eyebrows over bluish gray
For the last five years he- has been In the
habit of presiding over the council of state ,
a duty which his father's laziness inndo Irk
some to him. At these meetings the young
man conducted the business with surpris
ing ability and tact. Much more tact than
hla father ever showed.
Ho has a will of hU own. His father at
one time wanted Mmery much to marry
one of the daughters ot Nlklta , the reigning
prlnco ot Montenegro. These young ladles
are of the Greek faith : they were educated
nt a fashionable school at St , Petersburg ,
and they are flue , handsome , tall and strong ,
ot superb physique , with coal black hair
and eyes to match. Hut the young czare
vitch would have none of them.
Alexander III. , mindful of the sad fate o !
his brother Nicholas , who had died of 'ncr
vous debility , determined that his dellcati
son should escape that fate. Manners an
still somewhat primitive In Russia , and si
the czarewltch was Introduced to a verj
charming actress , with whom he tell violent ! :
In Jova and who became his mistress. Hi
loved this woman , who had an excellent ills
position , so passionately that he declared hi :
intention of marrying her , backing his resolu
tlou by the theories ot Tolstoi. His fa the
lost his temper , but did not succeed In fright
cnlng the young man , who declared that I
ho was not allowed to marry her he would no
marry any one else.
It was for this reason that the czarewltcl
was sent on his famous journey round th
world , In order to give him other Ideas. Th
wild and boisterous but extremely powerfu
Grand Duke George of Greece went with bin
to amuse and take care of him.
The young princes behaved with anythln ;
but the repose which marks the caste of Verde
et do Vert- . The Journey was n perpetual orgle
Interrupted by boxing , swimming and fenc
Ing matches. It was on this trip that th
is czarcwltch's brother , the Grand Duke Georg
of Russia , sowed the * seeds of tha dlseas
iff which Is now killing him , George of Greec
was too rough a playmate and Inclined t
forget his strength. The boxing and swim
mlng was too much tor the Russian Georgf
who had to be sent home by himself , a spa
having been clumsily dropped on his head I
the course of some mad pranks.
To atone for his misfortune , the flran
Duke George ot Greece saved the life of th
czarewltch on the memorable occasion whe
he was attacked by a Japanese policeman t
Toklo , who hit the czarewltch over the liea
with tt sword.
hin The trip round the world had Its desire
in effect. It very much fortified the constltutlo
nd ot the czarewltch , nhowed him "cities an
ut manners" and cured him ot hla love for U
ds actress , who had meanwhile been splrltc
us .
beh. On hl > return , however , he [ ell In Io\
h. with the Princess Alls of Hesse. Ho had a
( CouUnuea on Filth.
Omaha Fi ms Continue to Bepudiato the
"Business Men's" ' Manifesto.
< Jrr l Claim of tlio icnrccrow ttoomcm Ills-
jiclled by I'riinJt Statements from Jobbers
ni < i HclnUer Country Dealers
llcputllutu tlio Scheme.
The bankers and railroad p cplc who have
been managing the so-called Business Men's
Association of Nebraska In the Interest of
tha Burlington candidate for governor have
trle < l to createan Impression throughout the
country that the Jobbers of Omaha are all
with them to n man. The object In view
was to overawe country merchants and lead
them to bellevo that the commercial Inter
ests of the country would be Injured by the
election ot Judge Hoi comb as governor or
the state. Country merchants have been
reasoned with In this manner : "The fact
that all the jobbers and business muti of
Omaha have signed their names to the roll
of membership of the Business Men's associ
ation Is the very best reason In the world
why the business me'n In other towns of the
state should favor the same side , " The
facts In the case are that out of the 100 or
moro Jobbers reported by the commercial
agencies as doing business In Omaha the
names of only a very small percentage are on
the list. Of the number whose names are
to be found In that list a large proportion
wcra placed there without the authority ot
the members of the firm. The signature of
seine party connected ! with or employed by
the firm would be secured nnd Inserted In a
way that would give the Impression that the
firm had sanctioned the movement. A num
b.r of the most prominent jobbers v.ho e firm
names were attached to the business men's
manifesto have already stated to- The Bee
that they uero taking no part in politics
and that their signature was obtained with
out their knowledge of the use to which It
was to be put. Some names were placed
on the list by the promoters without consult
ing any one , it being taken for granted that
the parties In question -would support the
movement. Thus , the name of W. A. L.
Gibbon , wholesale dealer In hats , caps , etc. ,
appears In the list , and while Mr , Gibbon Is
out ot the city and cannot bo consulted , and
Intimate friend ot his affirms that the gentle
man was never asked about the matter of his
name appearing on the business men's mani
festo and never saw the list until It was In
Others signed the list as a personal favor
to the one presenting It. Thus Mr. Balfe of
the Arm of Balte & Heed slgnc-d the list
ut the request of his banker , but says that
he really did not pay any attention to what
ha was signing. His sympathies are. on the
other side , and it is very evident from what
he says that the head of the republican ticket
will not receive a vote from him
W. E. Clark and W. W. Cole of the
Consolidated Coffee company both state that
their house was requested to sign the list
and that the question was taken under ad
visement by the members of the firm , with
the result that they refused to sign , on the
ground that It was not good business for a
houseto take part In politics. Later on Mr.
Clark was urged very strongly nt the club
one evening to sign the. list as an Individual
expression of opinion and did so , but the
use of the firm name was unauthorized ,
The name of the ICIlpat rick-Koch Dry
Goods company appears on the roll of the
Business Men's asioclatlon , but the firm never
signed It , and gave it out to start with that
the house was not in politics , One. member
of the company was prevailed upon to affix
hla name to the paper and the name of the
firm was added , but without authority and
against the wishes of the company.
The name ot the American Biscuit and
Manufacturing company appears among the
signers of tbe manifesto , but that It had
been placed there without the- authority of
those- who had a right to sign the- name ot
the company has been stated by the manager ,
Mr. Hugglns.
W II. McCord says that he was misquoted
In Wednesday's Bee. That McCord-Brady
company received three letters protesting
against the signature of the Business Men's
association list. The use of the name of
McCord-Brady company by the Business
Men's association was unauthorized. While
some of the officers of th& company signed
the list , they did so personally and OB
Individuals , believing It to be their privilege
to express an opinion. In the same way
some of the employes have signed the list ,
but the connection of McCord-Brady company
with their names was taking a liberty which
none of Its olllcers would or could have pre
sumed to do.
"With the above names marked off In addi
tion to those that have been mentioned be
fore this , the Business Mcn' & association be
comes a nonentity so far as the jobbers are
concerned. The largest houses and those
that wcro pointed to by the- managers of the
movement with the greatest pride have
repudiated the movement and have asfertod
that their names were used without their
authority or consent.
The names of quite a good many retail
flrms appear on the list , but they were ob
tained In about the same way as the names
of the jobbing houses and do not signify any
more. Thu& the firm of T. P. Cartvrrlght
& Co. appears as one of the signers ot the
manifesto which Is being used In nn effort
to elect the head of tha republican ticket.
Mr. Cartwrlght says that his banker asked
him to sign the list and ho told him that
while ho was a republican and naturally In
favor of a republican administration for the
stale , lie could not support the head of the
ticket , believing Judge Hoi comb to be by
far the better man of the two. Finding that
ho could not change his opinion In that
respect the banker concluded that he hail
better sign the paper anyway , as Jn favor
of the balance ot the- ticket , and thus one
more name was added to the business men't
list. Mr. Cartwrlght says that tha uc tc
which the managers have put the list ol
names has been a great mistake and I :
calculated do Omaha a great deal o !
Injury. The feeling out through the state
la none- lee friendly toward Omaha to beglr
with and a matter of this kind Is only In
tended to widen the breach ,
William Fleming , the retail grocer , sayi
that ho signed the list without the sllghtesi
Idea that it was to be used as a polltlca
document and circulated over the country
and city.
Both members of the firm of Kelley S
Stlger are very emphatic In their declaratloi
that they arc not In politics and do no
believe In trying to mix business am
Edward Robinson of Robinson Bros , sayi
ho signed ( he list as an Individual cxprcssloi
of opinion and without any Idea of trylni
to Influence the vote of his. customers 01
any otio else.
Mr. Rlnehart , the photographer , consider :
the manifesto mighty poor clectloneerlnj
Tom Rogers says that ho does not knov
why that list was signed and he did no
like the Idea of stirring : up politic ? , atovi
grates and tinware In the same kettle. 1
\\as a kind ot a stew that every one woulc
not relish.
Samuel Gamble of the Continental doe
not think It within the province of the re
( alters to do much talking ,
John Peters , E cretary ot the buslnes
men's Majors combine , had the privilege yes
terday of reading * om& wholesome truths
which , owing to his dyspeptic condition , ill
not r-ct well on his stomach. The letter wa
from D. A. Hale , a prominent business nia
of Humphrey , and read as follows :
HUMPHREY , Neb. . Oct. 30 , ! $ ! . Her
John I'etem , Secretary Business Men's As
Boclutlon , Omaha Dear Sir I am In re
celpt of your letter and circular , benrln
date of the ISth Inst , ursine me to form i
"business men's organization" In my cltj
Permit me to say in reply that your lettei
ns well ns the circular oncioicfl. Is nn in-
putt to the ability nnd integrity ff the In
telligent voters of N l > ranlc.i. I was present
ns n delegate nt the convention that nom
inated JUOKO Holcomlt. Hcfdre there was
any bolt tlie counties were called. Artnmn ,
Antelope , etc. , down the lift .to Dodge.
Dodge votetl Bollil for him , nnd so en clown
the list , with n few divisions , , nearly every
county Riving nil , or portion if Its \oles
for Holcomb. Lancaster threw Its entire
vote to Holcomb. When Douglan WIIH
called , It RIIVO nlncty-ano votea for Hol
comb , nnd when the total vote wan counted
It stoo'l two to one for lils nomination. I
nccepted the result of m party's ! conven
tion ns the voice of thextepresontatlves of
the party In- the great litnte ot Nebraska.
As I read your circular , 3 um con trnlned
to Inquire where there 8N\ business men of
O ma tin were whe-n the nfctropolln ol Ne
braska held Its prlmsiiesi nnd when thut
city decided , by unanimous voice , for Judge
Holcoml > 7
1 have been a democrat all my life , hnv-
liiK en si my II rat ballot In Nebraska for
Hon. A. J. t'opnleton for district Judge tn
the city of Omaha some twenty-eight years
since , and thlH Is. the llnu time In my life
thnt any erfrrmlzed Ixnly of men undertook :
to give me Instructions as to how I should ;
I nm not nfrnld thnt theielectlon of Judse
lolcomb will lie u detriment to the fnlr
lame of Nebraska or injure Its credit In
he lenst. On the other hand , he Is the
holce of n larne majority of the furm'-rs
if the state , nnd , as the city of Oinnln de
lves Its support from th products of the
ion , it Is in } ' opinion thnt vour so-called
'Huslmss Men's association" Is a worse
calamity howl" than you accuse tlie . > ther
ollows ot making. In the long list of S33
-ilgniTH to your circular , every bank In
Omaha Is represented with but one exccp-
"Icn. The ntimcs of their1 odlccrs , the ern-
doyes , clerks , nnd even Janitofa , are signed
o the circular , the name 'of W. A Pnxton
.pnearlnB several times as banker , whole
sale grocer , director ot the stock yards ,
tc. The stock ynrds represent some 100
inmes on this clicular. Including the olll-
.Inli , employes , traveling men , and persons
n business crntrolled -coerced by the
itock ynrds. The above- applies equally
o the railroads. And thi whole 'brood ot
: jrporatlons , vultures and ilnwyors who di-
Ive their sustenance from , the corporations
ire represented In your circular. Monupo-
lats , ccrporatlons , peculators , gamblers
nd rionpurchascrs of every kind and Oc-
rec , ben me to organize ( in association to
ilefeat Judpe Holcomb. fivcry bondsman
if the state treasurer Ifl on the list , which
s natural , for If Holcomb Is elected the
itnte money will have to be counted and
.urncd over , nnd tlio banka of Omaha that
have been using the stritq funds may have
o sacrifice some of their Interent-bearlnR
iccurltlcs in hard times to raise moneyi
say nolhinp of the quarter1 of a million that
has been lost to the people In the wreck oC
Mother's ' bank nt Lincoln.
For the above * and ether reasons , as a
. 'armer and Hock raiser , I cnnnot comply
with your request , and I shall preserve yovir
circular as thousands of others ore- doing ,
nnd when Holcomb Is elected and the bum-
: iesg men of Omaha send their solicitors
lo us for business , we shaHJiave this cir
cular as a memento.
I nm for Judge Holcomb , nnd I am not
akliiK rny cue from either Il'sewater or
.lie Business Men's association. Vorv truly
yours , , 'D. ' A. HALE.
With all tlio pressure that the Business
Men's association has brought to bear on
eastern investors to secure from them and
from their organs matter condemnatory of
the opposition to the rins republican candl
date for governor , there , are some sclf-re-
spectlnK men of money and financial jour
nals which refuse tq talk , to suit the railroad
nnd corporation combine. One Instance is the
United Investor , ono of the solid flnancia
papers ot New York. discussing \ the Ne
braska campaign , the. Iryveatbr says In Us
Itsuo of October 27 :
The Investor Is , ot cquwe , not In polltlcs1
and thc-alm > of your "correspondent Is to
Klye both aides arid Impartial Judgments.
Your correspondent has examined this mat
ter carefully. He rlndq thH Judge Jlrl-
comb Is regarded by tlicvbqr ot his district
as nn essentially able , honorable and honfcs
man. In this campaign- .mud slingin
not one charae tin * heeji .made-'agalnsLUlrn .
Curefu ! searchlrR througlt" his"5' decisions
shows no evidence of repudiation of debts.
On Hie other hand. In 1891) when hq was
elected lo the b'ench , his opponent was a
republican , ' the incumbent , who on beliiR
renornlnattd , declared that because of tile
hard times he wculd make no more orders
or foreclosures of mortpuges until the times
Improved. Mr. Holcomb refused to make
Huch a pledge , and reputable republicans
united In electing hlrrt over his rcpubll
can v > ould-be lepudlator opponent In t
strongly republican district-
Kiiitherniore , Judge Holcomb Is making
his campaign on state issues alone and re
fuses to discuss free silver or any other
populist mlrcltile. It Is Impossible thnt n
populist legislature can bc'elccted. There
are many hundreds of republicans who will
KuVport Holcomb. It looks now us It he
win be elected. The candidacy nf Mr.
Majors would belter not be discussed. He
does not disc-Hsu state Issues at all , nor do
republican speakers generally.
The Investor correspondent , taking no
part In politics , but only qeslrtng to state
the actual facts , is able to .assure all riwl -
ors of this paper that the election ot Jud e
llnlcomu will In no way Injure the vjlu
of any legitimate investments In this sirdc
It cunnot regarded as.iupopullst victory
In uny sense , and will rather uplift than
degrade the standard of Nebraska politics
nnd government. '
An Idea of the sentiment that
throughout the state In regard to the busi
ness men's ' combine can .be gained by a
perusal of the- following special received by
The Bee labt evening' j
TKKAMAH , Neb. , Nov. l.-Speclal.- (
The Omaha business men's dodger has not
yet spent its full force * The reaction has
now set In. When It was received the local
dealers consigned the dodger to the re
ceptacle for waste paper nnd laughed nt
It ns a practical joke. At. Craig the farmer
patrons rose up as one man to remonstrate
ug alnst the merchant that jdiowcd his sym
pathy with the association , which they re
gard as nn organization of favored corpora
tions and those receiving favors. Today
three farmers , rcpi cscntlng from 600 to
l.SOO ncres of farms each ! nnd liberal lenders
to neighbors , wereIn Tekamah collecting
the business men's circular for future ref
erence. When Interrogated concerning the
object of the collection , one said the letters
would be kept for future reference , and that
local retail den lei K would be solicited to
trade with no one whoso name is attached
to the circular. The feellpg ot Insult nnd
Injury Is not felt alonts by the farmers nnd
tradesmen , but by the local business men
ns well , who will not be coerced Into voting
for Tom Majors. A great many of our
htanchest republicans voice the Hcntimenls
of Representative John F. Kessler , who
publicly proclaims his InteiUlon of voting
for Holcomb , but adds he might be Induced
to support his ticket straight if he did not
know Tom Majors personally. Fully one-
third of the republican business men of
Teknmnb , Craig and Oakland , and a large
proportion of Lyons 'also , ivlll withhold
their suffrage from the tattooed man. A
meager effort Is being pul forth by certain
BloUK City jobbers tn tap this territory , and
f the new condition of aflnlra'will ' be watched
with Interest. The bugaboo scare concern
ing the withdrawal ofsVmjtPrn money from
the state Is dispelled hen1. Some Teal estate
owners have personally arranged wjth Ohio
paitteH for all the money.they can use at
as low rate ns they have ever been offered ,
The promise of unlimited loans on approved
real estate securily of wealthy Ohio citi
zens who have lanreVsurnlus funds will lo
more to hurl thorn help the'-"buslriess men"
boost the oil room candidate. The repub
licans who will votctffor Holcomb here are
the better class , some occupying places In
the party's councils,1 '
- ' ' .
come-'lo I'rrn.
TACOMA , Wash. . Nov. L A special to
the.Ledger from Victoria , n. C , , Bays that
the flagship Royal Arthur 'and four other
ships of the British ennadron at that point
have been ordered to Callao at once. The
British consulate at that t'lace ' has been
taken possession pf by revolutionists and
the -consul maden. . prisoner. Ills wife and
daughter have been killed and the consulate
has been burned totlie ground. The tlau-
shlp leaves under full stodm tonight and
will call at Victoria for ona hour about
midnight. Admiral Stcphcns'on la on board.
End Allllrtlnii ot a Chlcacn Couple.
CHEYENNi : , Nev. l.-Spcclat ( Telegram. :
A little , child of Mr. nnd Mrs. C. N. Har
ris , enroute from Chicago to San Francisco ,
was taken sick and died ona Union I'acllk
train as It was ascending1 Sherman hill just
west of Cheyenne list night. .At Laramlc
tlu * remain * were placed In a. casket nnd the
parents continued on their journey.
Morrmontu nf ht' e < u < r VseU NOT. I ,
At New York Arrived Lahn , frorr
At Bremen Arrived Alter , from Nev ,
At London Arrlvtsl-Mussucliusetts , frorr
New York ,
At Genoa Arrived Werra , from New
Xork ,
Closing Dajs of the Majors Onmpaign
Filled with Dissension and Mistakes ,
-Iimlile I'lgurvs of the Committee. Glva Very
l.tltlo Hope to the rollinvcri < if the
Itntltonil I anilhtiito iMnjnni' 1'ro-
lilblUmi Krcnril.
The Majors managers are winding up their
campaign with a series of brawls ami blun
ders such as have never been known In the
history of Nebraska politics. The atmos
phere at the Mlllnrd headquarters la bluer
than the shirt of the railroad , candidate for
governor. Whllo some ot the members of
the committee arc lighting mad , no blows
have been struck so fnr ns known , though
hard words nnd big round oaths have been
hurled about quite recklessly. To add to
the dismay the blunder made by the literary
bureau In making public tha actual estimate
of the committee as to the result on gov
ernor has called down on the devoted heads
of the managers curses loud and deep. Be
fore noon yesterday a hundred men called at
the commlttco rooms to tell Chairman Jlor-
rlll ho had made n mistake In letting the
public know the straits lo which Majors had
been reduced , especially ns Majors \\as claim
ing on the stump that ho expected to be
elected by 20.000 plurality.
Br the time fifty men had called on him ,
Chairman Morrlll realized the importance of
the blunder , for each man came In with a
tale of how the workers' had become dis
couraged upon seeing the flcures , as It was
generally conceded that a claim of 2,000
plurality was equivalent to admitting1 de
feat. Before noon , after a consultation , It
was decided to announce that the figures
printed In the "advertising" columns of the
World-Herald were not these of the com
mittee , but that they had been "doctored"
In the World-Herald office.
This would be a very nice story If it were
true. But the facts , are that' the figures
nlvcn In the World-Herald are the exact
estimates of the republican committee , but
they were not Intended for publication and
would not have been given out , hut for a
blunder of the man who writes the Majors
'advertising' matter. After having sent
lie matter to the World-Herald office the
oung man who wrote It told several friends
n the street that the committee was only
: lamlng ! 2,000 plurality , as reports Indicated
hat Holcombould come down to Douglas
county with a slight plurality which it was
" oped would be overcome in Omaha. The
; ame morning Chairman Morrlll slated In
reply to a question from a friend that ho
itlll had "some hope ot pulling Majors
hrough. "
But outside of tlio admissions quoted
hove. The Bee has the prool that the esti
mate printed Is just what It Is claimed to be.
V complete statement of the outsldo claims
f the committee , by counties , was secured
estcrday that Is , leaving out Douglas county ,
n which the Majors managers do not care
o make an estimate. In the face of this
roof , the "typographical error" explanation
will not ga. Here are the Majors managers'
iwn figures :
l.TOO 1,300 60
ntelono 1,070 KB 23
Maine 1,070Ul 23C
lanncr 175 KBoo 10
Hotine oo 1IW
! < ix Ilutte 15
! ro\vn 3,0 ooUO 15
ioy < t . , . , , 2SO UO 50
luftnlo 1. < CC l.iOl
lutler 1.400 COO
luct 1,309 ro
2,500 2.000 100
CO ) 1,200 so
300 1 0
'heycnne ' BIO co
'hcrry ' 454 coUO
1.575 1 571 5)
'olfnx ' 7to 1S' ' 19
'unilng I.OCHI ; 1,140 20(1 (
UBlcr 1,270 ion
) aknta v.o 7S
1,000 7.V > 75
700 S75 CO
1,173 , not ) COOJ
1,800 2.CXM 40J
Dumlj- 210
eucl 27E 325
Illrnorc lG73l 1.1 23D
rnnklln roe 623 2. )
'rtmtter 72 ; 760 r ,
r'grnas 1.100 1,000
Oage 3,525 2,023
ejatllcld " 150
Grant 71 3107S
Oreeley 100 t0
all i.tav 1,363
I. million . . . i.roi 201
larlan 700 too 23
Inytx 22'i 225 1C
lltohcock . . 22'iW 32i 1Cr
lolt . 500 1,000 1W
looker - . . , . . 1,000so 1Wb
loutiril 95) 10J
lefli-rson . . . l.MO 1,204 KM )
fohn on . . . . 1,2W Kt
KlmUnU 90
Kearney 75
ICi-ya 1'alia 173 375 r. .
Keith 17.- 150 10
Cnox . . . . . . . 17.750 l.OW ire
ancanter . . 5.200 3,2M 31X1
120 IX 10
922 OJ
.oui . 100 OJp
Madison , . . . . 1.150 1(0
Mcl'lirraon , . 40 1(0f f
.leiilck . 60 tlOO 2 ;
Nance . vx Kl
Nemnhn. . 1.423 2(1 (
Nuckolls . iw | l.COO IS
Otoe . 1.90C l.COO 330
nwnee . ' 7W i : . .
1'erlilna . 2 ( 204 Ill
I'lerce . GOO 61
Phclps . swWO GOOHi 4)
I'lutte . ! WO 1,10 10)
I'olk . .711 1,175 5)
lle < l Willow . 573 2' .
Itocl : . . 2J' 10
[ Clcliaiclson . l.SM 2H (
KootiB IJlurr. 175 10
Saline . 1,700 153
Snrry . 1.200
fiewaril 1,530
Sheridan W
Sherman . . . C7I 2 :
Sioux 17 : J )
Klnnton 25
Thajer .
Thomns . . . .
Valley 100
V 'n hlngton 7 !
Wayne 35
Velwter 97 12-
Totnls 75,01 7.ZQ1
The figures given above wcro made to win ,
for when they first were tabulated they
failed to elect Majors by 2,000. Later they
were "revised" for the edification of workers
who came In from throughout the state am !
who needed something to revive their droop.
Ingspirits. . The claims , made in a numbet
of counties are absurdly high on the Major ;
side and correspondingly low for Holcomb
The very latest poll of tlio state , the result
of which will be given In The Hco tomor
row or Sunday , shows the fallacy of theec
claims. Over one-half of the counties
Placed In the Majors column In the abcvt
statement will be found In the Holcomb Us
next Tuesday by pluraltles ranging frorr
fifty to 500. The statement Is also fal
laclous as to the number of votes that wll
be polled. It indicates that outside ol
Douglas county nnd th prohibition vote o
the state there will be 163,000 votes. Thli
IB from 8,000 to 10,000 votes too many , ai
Douglas county alone will poll from 21,001
to 22,000 votes , which fact alone will mori
than wipe- out the paltry 4,500 plurality tha
the Majors managers say they may secure ,
The "straight democrat ! , " who held i
meeting at Lincoln night before last and de
clared for Majors , have only thrown off tin
mask that they have been clumsily wearlni
for ueeks. At this meeting of "utralghttT
there were many familiar faces. ICuclli
Martin was , ot course' , the leader , and thci
came Charlie Connoyer , Leo Spratlln , S. It
Ruah and George V , Hlncs , from Omaha
J. C. Robinson , Waterloo ; W , K. Jackway
Kearney ; A. S. Campbell , McCock ; J. C
Kesterson. Falrbury ; HAVO Campbell , Au
burn ; Dan W. Cook , UM trice ; O. W. John
ston , Huttings ; It. M. Uttley. O'Neill ; J.
A. Rice , Stuart ; U. Williams. O'Neill ; Milt
Doollttle , Atkinson ; C. C. Jones , NcllRh ;
J. J. Lc.is , Chtulron ; Judge Crawford fltul
Mlko Hushes. West I'oint ; J. J. Mclntosh ,
Sidney ; K. A. Stewart , Illalr ; D. I' . ItoH ,
Nebraska City , and II. 0. Kochler , Dlue
Hill. While these men stood In the fore
ground , hovering In the background were
the shadowy but still substantial formi of
Tobc Castor , lllll Morgan , Jim Agcr and
Dick Shannon. In fact , they wcro the peonlo
who really engineered the meeting , wlillo
Btlll further In the reir waa T M. Maniuelte ,
11. & M. general solicitor , pulling the strings.
H waa no wonflcr that with the o hidden
forces directing affairs thnt the meeting
declared for Majors. U couldn't have done
anything else. Hut the dropping ol the mask
will do little good , for It will make no votea
for the tattooed candidate now that the true
Inwardness of tlio deal Is known ,
The railroads have diverted a little of tliclr
Tom Majors election fund Into a channel that
Is dark and devious. They have established
a now set of headquarters at L ncoln , which
arc under the guidance- Tobe Castor. Walt
Seely and Jim Aper. These three worthies
are supposed lo have exclusive control ovtr
the destinies ot the new state senate , but
they ore also working n little on the side
for M.ijors. They nro the men who are
to dcclo > Jutt who shall and who shall not
be elected to the senate. They have their
emissaries out over the state , and any candi
date for the senate who refuses to bind him
self to vote against bills for the rcgulal on
of corporations Is at once placed nn the list
of the defeated. The railroads will use
every endeavor lo encompass the defeat of
candidates they cannot control , and In this
list they have rlaccA Isaac Hoycs of Douglas
county. If the people can be made to realize
the tltuatlon of affairs Mr. Noyes will be
elected by an overwhelming majority.
A correspondent aska The Ueo to state
what party had n voting majority of the last
legislature. No parly had a clear majority ,
not even the railroad party. K fty-one mem
bers of the house and seventeen members of
the senate comprise a majority of both
houses. It Is these seventeen senators that
Tobc Castor and his allies are after , and
they don't care whether they are democrats ,
republicans or populists.
OMAHA , Nov. l.-To the IMItor of Tlio
Bee : It la renlly amusing to BOO' limv
some political business men of Omaha nrt >
shouting- themselves honre In their frantic
ITortfl to eli'ct Thomns J. Majors governor
t tills stutc. This , of course , Is only a
nllroad republican dodge lo ull nnd de-
eive the unwnr } . Tour years OKO these
nine political business men , with many
thcr business men In Omaha , were mov-
ig hravcn and earth to dt-feiit the nets of
homas J. Majors and snvo the Btato from
.ic bllsht of prohibition. This question came
ip In the legislature in 1SS9. when this
ame Thomas J. > lajors was In the lower
, ouse.
Here is the record : Tage 151. Hou'e Jour-
, al , shows the report to the house by Walt
I. Seely , secretary ot the senate , of the
.ctlon of the senate on senate tile No. 31.
Mich had parsed the n-nnte. Tills bill
irovUled for the submission to the electors
f the state the ( iwptlon of nn amendment
-o the Htate constitution prohibiting iho
manufacture , sale nnd keeping- for Kale of
"ntoxlcntlng lltiuors as a beverage.
Tape 553 of the House Journal shows the
nnouncement of the speaker , "That senate-
le No 31 would bo road the third time anil
ut upon Us passage. " I'nffes 5H ! and SM
how the Rfillunt fight made by the Douc-
as delegation In thu house to stave off the
ote on the hill and defeat Its passags by
llbusterlnK , Thomas J. Majors always vot-
with the prohibition KUhmlsvlonlKls ,
atjes KG and K7 show the reading * of
he bill In full uml the vote thereon : "The
peakor stated that this Wll , having been
ead nt large on three different days , nnd
IIP same , with nil its amendments , having
een printed , the question is. Shall the bill
lass ?
"The roll was callqd and resulted : Yens ,
CO ; nays. 38 ; absent , 2 ; , as follows : Yeas
all y1 Bal-
" 1
anl , Berry , Hlsby"Burtls7jarlnk , Burn-
; am. Ciidy , Camoion , Grisly ot Clay , Cole-
ian of Antelope , Corbln , Cruzcn , Dempster ,
Ulller. Hlliott , Eveu'tt , Knrley. Fenton.
rialdgrove- , Gilbert , ( JllchrlRt. Hall , Harnp-
on , Hannn , Hanthorn , Hardlnpc , Ilay4 * ,
1111 of lititler , Hill of Gape , Hunter , Jacob-
ion. Lash , JtAJORS , McNIoklc , Potter ,
lulner , llhoades , Robb , Sarucnt , Satchel ] ,
? covllle , Seed , Shephnnl , Stlrk , Sweet ,
frucsdell , Weber , AYcller. Well * , Wcstover ,
, Whltford , AVhymnn , Wllco * .
.Vllllnms , Winter , Yutzy-CO.
"Those voting nay were : Ueckmnn. Berlin ,
Bohncek , Uniucht , Caldwell , Cristy of
odee , C'oleman of Cook , Collins , CushlnR- ,
Jelaney. Dtnman , Ulcklnsnn , Dunn , Frcnno ,
Jardner , Gates. Oreen , Hnhn , Hooper , Horn ,
Helper , Larson , L e , Ley , .Mattes , Jr. , Mc-
rlde. McMlllen , Meeker , Morrlsey , Neve ,
Olmstcad , O'Sullivan , Severln , Snyilcr ,
wnrtHley , Towle , White , Mr. Speaker 3S.
"Absent nnd not voting ; Messrs. Fuller
nd Hungate. "
HereIs the dark record of Thomns J
Inlors , vottmr to force the blight ot pro
hibition on this stnte , nml yet inllroad re
ublicans nnd stock yards business men In
[ his city arc asking our liberal people , nnd
especially our German fellow citizens , to
vote for Thomas J. Majors for governor
ig-nlnst Silas A. Holcomb , n man of liberal
lews. W , S. SHOEMAKER.
Conclave of tha IlcuiN of the Church In
VVMi-y Unit , rii11a < letphlH.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. L All the bishops
of the Methcdlst Episcopal church In the
nlted States who are nt present in thlt-
country assembled In Wesley hall In 1'itf
city todny. The meeting- the regular
semi-annual session of the gen r.il com
mittee of church extension , W.Vn Ihc
meeting1 was called to older by ISIshop
t'oss the following bishops -were present :
Bowman of St. Louis , Foster of Hoxlniry ,
Mnsu. ; Merrill of Chicago , Andrews of New
York. Warren of University Park , Colo-
hurst of Washington , Waldtii of Cincinnati ,
Mallallcu of Uulfulo , Fowler ot Minneapolis ,
Vincent of Tonekn. Fitzgerald of New Or
leans , Joyce of Chattanooga , Newman ol
Omaha , nnd Goodscll of Fort Worth ,
Jn addition 10 the bishops there were prcs
cut representatives from nil parts of the
country : Rev. Dr. J. M. Durrcll , Tllton ,
N. H. , Rev. Dr. M. It. Freshwater , Scloto ,
O. ; Itev. J. M. Carter , Tullahoma , Tenn. ;
Uev. Dr. W. II. Shier , Detroit ; Rev. T. L.
Fleming- , Cedar Raplda , In. ; Itev. Dr. J. F.
Chnffce , Mlnenapolls ; llev. Dr. D. W.
Chuntlngton , Lincoln. Nob. ; Rev. 1C. J
nentlcy , Cameron , Mo. ; Rev. Dr. I. B.
Scott , Marshal ] , Tex. ; llev. Dr. J L. .1
llarth , SI. Louts , and Rev. Dr , G. C. Wild-
'nu. Vancouver , Wash.
The sessions of the general committee art
pRpecinlly Interesting frcm the fnct that c
larger number of churches than ever befon
lire in financial dllllcultles uml have ap
ponied to the board for aid. Other mutter :
of Importance will come before thq boaid
There will be two sessions today , loinor
row and Saturday. Sunday will be ob
served aa church extension day.
Th'7 JMuy Itny Liquor I.llco Other Pcnnlr
Unlcm Unilrr Acftits.
SIOUX PALLS , S. D. , Nov. l.-WHhln (
few days a very Important matter will bi
settled In the United States court here
Yesterday Judge Udgcrton Instructed thi
grand Jury not to return any more indict
ments against persons accused of sclllni
liquors to Indians residing in Slsseton reaer
vatlon , as he was In duubt whether sucl
Indictments would hold. The matter wll
come- before the court on a demurrer to at
Indictment against Tom Kindred , who wa
arrested here ti few cluyn ugo while in th <
act of selling liquor to SisHtton Indians ,
Judge Edgerton said It appeared to him a
llrst glance that where Indian lands wer
divided In severally , as Is the cuse wltl
the Slsseton reservation , and where the In
illans huve the rluht to vote , the latter ar
citizens of I lie united States , and the nc
of selling liquor lo them Is no more ot i
violation of the United BtriU-H InwH thai
l the act of selling liquor to a wlilto man
Hu says that a person selling liquor to ai
Indian is only amenable to thu United State
laws regulating thut matter ivhvn the In
olan IB under an agent or superintendent.
K ! ) yKjlL'ti SKKLRTOJf ,
lo Ilo In th Ponm-nlon of a Halt I < ' > l < <
8AI.T LAKR , Nov. l.-Bpeclal ( Telegram ,
A Salt LuUe curio dealer has receive
from Omaha what In guaranteed to him t
be the skull and portions of the skeleton o
Ed Neal , who wan hanged nt Omaha In IM
for murdering an aged couple , The relk1
are attracting considerable nttentlcn. It I
claimed the body was Bold to physician
and the skeleton found Its w y to Halt Lab
through Boroo undertaker.
Mere Technicality Will Keep Them on
Douglas County's ' Offlcinl Ballots.
t'iuliily Inlliimte * Hint tlio Objections ArO
Omul but lloliln Hull 'IhuyV < ro
Alnilo Ton l.iitn fur the
Court lo lutrrfcre.
The last and latest suit of a political
nature was Instituted Just betoro yester
day wns horn , the petition having been filed
with the clerk ot the district court only a
short time before the hour ot midnight was
reached. In legal parlance this suit la
known as W , S. Shoemaker vs Fred J.
B.ickett , but ns a matter of fact It has for
Its object the Invoking of the law to make
the nominees ot the democratic rump con
vention glvo up the designation of straight
democrats , as they now appear upon the cop/
fo- the olllclal ballots.
Flushed by the two legal victories Wednes
day , both of which were fought out on
lines moro or less political , that night Mr.
Shet-maker Jumped Into the political arena
and Hied a petition reciting the fact that on
September L'ti , 1S34 , the democrats of this
state assembled In convention In Imposition
hall In this city , where they nominated a
full and complete state ticket ; that this con
vention was called to order by the chairman
of the democratic state central committee
and .organized by all of the members ana
delegates from the several comities In the *
slate participating. Candidates for all of tha
state oltlces were nominated , alter which a
handful of delegates withdrew and In a
rump convention assembled these few men
nominated I'lielps D. Sturilevniit ns a demo
cratic candidate for governor , Rodney 13.
Duuphy for lieutenant governor , D. Forest P.
Holfo for secretary of state , Otto Bauman
for auditor , Lake DrUlentlml for treasurer ,
Milton Dooilttlc tor superintendent of public )
Institution , D.i n I el B. Carey for attorney
gcne-ul and Jacob Blgelow for commissioner
of public lands anil buildings ,
In addition to this , Mr. Shoemaker alleged !
that the eertlllcutcs ot nomination ot these
men were filed with the secretary of state ,
wliero a protest was tiled , and that utter the
Issues had been heard it was decided that they
were not the nominees of any convention
and they were rejected as being the regular
nominees of the democratic convention.
After this action by the secretary and the
supreme court Mr. Shoemaker alleged that
they secured a petition , asking them to
make , the race. To this Mr. Shoemaker dlil
not object , as that was a thing which they
had a perfect right to do , but his objection
was to their bring designate las sir I h' demo
crats upon the olllclat ballots wlKch are to bo
voted at tlio polls next Tuesday. In his peti
tion Mr. Shoemaker alleged that without any
authority of law County Clerk Sackett was
about to place the names of these men upon
all of the official ballots for this county and
that thereon ho was Intending to designate
them as straight democrats. He contcndea
that the clerk was without any authority to
designate tlie men ns nominees of the demo
cratic party , when as a mutter ot fact they
were not nominees of any party , but Instead
-were slirp'y retltlon can IOa CB , without bplua
entitled to any political designation. It th
billets were printed , < smrtylns the ) Information
to the voters that these men were straight
democrats Mr. Shoemaker alleged that ( t
would bo a fraud upon Ihei people of the state
and would mislead thousands of voters into
casting their ballots for the fraudulent deal
that was consummated wheiuthe rump con
vention was organized.
As soon as Mr. Shoemaker had filed his
petition he applied : to Judge Ksysor fop
a mandatory order. Instructing the county
clerk not to designate these candi
dates as straight democrats. A temporary
order was signed and served upon the clerk ,
Instructlnc him to delay action until the
case could be heard , the time for the hear
ing being set for 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon. In his petition Mr , Shoemaker
alleged that he had no objection to the nomi
nees of the rump convention going upon th
ticket , but he Insisted that they should appear -
pear as Independent candidates , or by some.
other title that was appropriate to the crowd
which placed/ / them In nomination.
"When the court convened in the afternoon
Mr. Shoemaker appeared In his own behalf
and County Clerk Sackett , not by Charles
J. Green , the Burlington attorney , aa ho
did Wednesday when the gubernatorial con
troversy was on before Judge Ferguson , but
by Attorney Joseph Crow , one of the re
publican nominees for the house of repre
sentatives , and J. B. Shcehan , an attorney
who was with the rump convention demo
Mr. Shoemaker , In opening the case , re
vloweil the action of the regular and tha
rump democratic conventions , which wro
held In this city on September 28 , after
which he quoted the- law which describes
how candidates may get their names upon ,
the ticket , contending that If a
candidate had his name upon
the official ballot , by another way than by
party nomination , ho would bo detgnatcd ns
an independent dcrpocr.it , republican or popu-
llit. as the case might be. In this particular
case none of the nominees had been nom
inated by convention , committee or
political party , but by petition which was on
( lie with the proper authorities.
As the arguments progressed Chairman C.
J. Stnyth of the regular democratic Btato
central convention and Euclid Martin , father
of the rump convention , dropped In to watch
the proceedings.
Warming up to the emergencies of the oc
. casion , Mr. Shoemaker held to the position
that after the democrats had rcgularljj held
their convention and had placed their candi
dates In the field , no men or set of men had
authority to coma Jn nnd steal the name
"democrat. " If a man was nominated as
the candidate of any convention Mr , Shoe
maker contended that no other party had a
legal right to enter the political field by
petition and fcteal away the party designation.
The designation " "
"straight democrat" waa
a designation Insinuating that soma other
candidate on the ticket was not straight
Jn this particular case Mr. Shoemaker urged
the Idea conveyed to the public1 was mis
leading , as It wasi a known fact the demo
cratic party of the state met Jn convention
and nominated Its ticket , while a few boltcra.
left the hall and put up a ticket which waa
not representative of the party In this state.
Mr. Crow , In behalf of the county clerlr.
argued that the printing of the ballot waa
In conformity with the ccrtlflcatej on fllo
In the olllce of the county clerk of thla
county and that there the- nominees were
designated ns straight democrats. if tha
theory of Mr. Shoemaker was held good ]
throughout the- state , Mr. Crow thought thaB
It would create great confusion , as each
county clerk might have an opinion of hla
own concerning the manner of designating ?
"Has It not been held , " aiksd Judgs
ICcysor , "that the convention nomluatlna
these men was not the regu r state con *
ventlon ! "
Mr. Crow admitted that tuch was tha
Continuing , Judge ICcysor tahl that aa hd
understood the Australian ballot law It won
( or thu purpose of furnishing the voter wlthl
the correct Information. The voter wanted
to know that the ballot told him the truth
and that when the ballot said that a candi
date was a straight democrat or n straight
republican such should be the fact ,
Mr , Crow Insisted that that was just what
tha ballot showed.
"How can U , " asked Judge Kcyior , "whea
the candidates are not the nominees ut anjf
political convention or committee ? "
Here Attorney Sheehan , who aisUted Mr.
Crow , Insisted that tha court had no juris *
diction , 31 the law provided that tbo bailaU

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