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THE OMAHA DA1LV UIDlOt SITWIAY , MAHCII 8.
MANDERSON FOR PRESIDENT Enthusiastic Meeting in Interests of No- Iraska'a Candidate. HIS ADDRESS ON THE SITUATION Borne Ilntn n * to tlie Vlutform nml that I'oliit tn a AVfMterii Mnn-ltlx Cntiitlitncr With out Subterfuge. The Mnmlerson presidential boom was /aunched at Doyd's opera house last ntglit under very favorable auspices. There was a good attendance , nearly every ojat In the lower part of the. honso being occupied , and the balcony being partly filled. In the au dience were a number of women. At the back ot the stage was a section of the Second Infantry band , the front and middle portions of the stflgei being filled with chairs , whlch wore occupied by prominent citizens , among them being a. W. Llntnger , C. H. Yo t , C. W. Lyman , Frank Murphy , T. S. Clarkson , W. V. Morse , L. M. Bennett , Guy C. Barton , C. K. Coutant , W. Randall , Louis Berka , A II. Comptock , II. E. Palmer , P. A. Crape , J. Wi Furnas , W. N. Nason and Luther Drake. C. J. Green called tlie meeting to order and announced that the meeting was called for the purpose ) of showing the rcopect and esteem In , which the people of Omaha held their friend and fellow citizen. Owing to the fact tliat General Manderson would remain In Omaha but a short time , It was necessary to call the meeting on very short notice. Within tha past few days , Mr. Green said , a few men had circulated' ' a paper for the or ganization of a Mnntlerson club and over 1,500 signatures were secured. It was 0ug- ccatcd , lie : mid , that W. H. Alexander bs Bchcted for president of the meeting and "the following men be named ns vice presi dents : Guy C. Barton , L. D. Fowler , W. H. Hanchett , C. K. Coutant , C. E. Yost , B. S. Baker , L. Drake , F. P. Reese , P. Colpetzcr , S. K. SpaldlngV. . A. Smith , L. J. Drake , W. V. Morse , C. N. Dletz. H. E. Palmer , T. S. Clarkson , A. P. Tukey , C. C. Stanley and C. P. Weller. An executive committee , to shape the character ) and give force and direction to the movement In General Manderson's behalf , Mr. Green announced , would be selected and announced later on. A motion was made and carried that the report be ratified. MANDCRSON FOR PRESIDENT. W. H. Alexander was then Introduced , and was heartily greeted by the large audience. Ho said : "I cannot help feeling grateful , ladles ard gentlemen , for the distinguished honor you have conferred upon me. It's a privilege 'or us to lift 'our voices In behalf of our distinguished fellow citizen , soldier and friend. The greatest political honor that can befall any man In any country on this earth la an election to the presidency of this United States. It Is a laudable ambition to desire tl'ls office. Ever since the birth of the nation this honorable aspiration has actuated great men. The various states , from the be ginning ot our national history , have taken pride In bringing forward their favorite sons. Nebraska has never taken more than an 1 Incidental part In such work. Today we have ' a grand commonwealth here ; wo have a num ber of distinguished citizens ; we have the opportunity to bring honor to our state by conferring the highest of honors upon one of our own citizens. "Tho times demand conservatism In govern- jnent ; the demand Is for a conservative man , The people want something besides a mar with a hobby. We have vibrated between the extremes In the commercial and Indus trial world. Now there Is a general senti ment In favor of pursuing a middle course , It Is especially fortunate that our distinguished fellow citizen Is a man of a character ex actly suited to these demands. Thlrtcer years ago ho went Into the United State : senate , and In that body ho achieved th < highest honors' . He served us admirably , am his career there has been such as to nttrac the attention of the nation and call forth ap probation from ocean to ocean. Tcday hli reputation Is national , and It Is with grea prldo that Nebraska should prcsen' . his nami to the national convention at St. Louts. I affords me unbounded pleasure to now Intro duce to you the man I know you arc al anxious to hear , our fellow townsman , Gen eral Charles F. Manderson. " GENERAL MANDERSON'S ADDRESS. The appearance ) of General Manderson wa the signal for an outburst of applause whlcl lasted for some time. When quiet was re stored the general commenced his address speaking In a low and distinct tone at first but Increasing Its volume as ho proceeded Ho was frequently Interrupted by applaus as he made a point which pleased his hear ers. Ho eald : "Mr. President and My Fellow Citizens : would bo callous Indeed and wanting In th tyjual sensibilities of man , did I not feel t the very core of my heart this most compll mcntary gathering. I have been throng varied experiences In my life ; I have see : occasions when It required all my fortltud and all the determination that I possesse- to perfom an act , but I doubt If at an tlmo tn my career I have felt more dlflldcnc : than I do In coming before you tonlghl This la an occasion that would seem at firs glance so personal to myself that prope modesty would require my retirement rathe than my presence. But do not believe , m neighbors and friends , that I take this a n compliment solely to myself. , I believe the at the bottom of this demonstration , at th foundation of that which now Is , and of tha which may bo coming , there Is In "you hearts and In your thoughts more of a dc Biro for the advancement ot this great con monwealth than of myself. "It Is an unusual thing to open a campalg In the month ot March. But this Is a mot exceptional and a moat unusual year In tli history of American politics. There Is grer activity In uomo quarters , and a most K ! [ nlflcant repose In others. Very soon thei will bo held a national convention of 01 tlireo organizations of prominence , which wl demand for the candidates whom they wl place In the field the suffrages of the Amei lean people. I notice no headlong preclplt : lion or speed on tlio part ot the candldaU to attend the convention that Is to .be he ! at Chicago by our democratic brethren ; IK does there seem to bo a very great dcsli to lead that third party that was lately boi out of the mire and slough ot despond. Tl one organization would seem to be uncoi eclous , and the other coirmtoso ; the 01 would seem to be suffering with a sort paralysis ; the other with what might 1 termed locomotor ataxla. ( Laughter. ) Bi the third organization , to which most of tlio In this audlcnco belong , Is certainly all' and In good spirits. Those who seek tl nomination at Its hands or those for who U Is sought , uro many ; they cannot bo nun bored on the fingers of ono hand , and a ready there U activity In the camp ot the who detlre the leadership of the great r publican organization In this year of gra and victory , 1896. ( Applause. ) And the. re eon for this activity on the one hand , ai this lack of It on the other , is because It In the air. and written on the stars , that tli country shall pass under republican domln tlon and rule on the 4th day of March , 185 ( Applause. ) It makes no difference who mi bo selected as the standard bearer , he w Eland on A platform that will so commci Itself to the reason and judgment ot t ! American people that he will be carried t umphantly to victory , ( Applause. ) WHAT PLATFORM WILL SAY. "Now , upon what will ho ptanJ ? Th platform will < bo built honestly , candidly , a I do not believe that there will bo In aught ot subterfuge or of double dealing , has been nald that platforms are made get In upon , but are ot no account when party U In po er. It will not do In tl year , 1890 , to construct such a platform ; must bo emphatic and decided as to wh U proposes to do. And what will it propo to do , In the exercise ot feood judgment a political honesty ? The man nominated St. Louts will utand upon a platform tli In the first place will , with no uncerta oound , repeat the doctrine ot protection , CA , plause ) , And It will be a protection th means protection ; not a tariff for revem with Incidental protection , but a tariff I [ protection , let the revenue be what It wl ( Applause ) , Per I submit to you tint t experience of the last few years has taug us that U Is better tn have it protection th will lead to a surplus than to have a tar that will lead to shortage and tbo limian ot bondi. ( Applaura ) . "There nlll be In thli platform upon wh ! r cndl < UU will tUnd , Knottier that hai gone glimmering under tlio tulo of Drover Cleveland , nnd that Is the principle - net new , for It win nJvocatod by some of the wlro forefather * of the republic , but It wax remirrcctcd tu that It * oen.sd like A tlilog with llfo freshly given to It by that great republican , James ( i. DlMne ot Maine. ( Ap plause ) . That Is the doctrine of recipro city , iind our platform will announce It In no uncertain and no unmeaning terms. Wo will again propose to mbark upon that equality of trade that means to much to the prosperity of this nation. Why , ono might almoHttop hero * nd * ay that there was a plat form broad enough nnd t'trong enough for success. But the republican party at St. Louis will meet every other Issue that will present Itself for the deliberation of the American voters thl * fall. And what next In the natural order will comc7 As a part of and naturally flowing out of protection and reci procity will come the extension of the com- menrco of this country by the upbuilding of the merchant marine , apart from mere coast-wlfo trade. Wo will take for Ameri can ship the ue of every sea , and our vetv cols shall ply to cvrey port where trade can be found under the doctrine of recipro city , and with this , because of the fact that trade follows the flag , shall coma the build ing up of a navy such as shall command the reject ot the whole world , ( Applause ) . TUB MONROE DOCTRINE. "And that Is a necessary condition a con dition of preparation for defense and offense If wo are to pursue the third doctrine of Importance that will bo placed In that plat form , and that Is that while we will have no entangling alliances with the notions of Europe , there shall bo no entanglements of the nations of Eucope on this continent , and with on emivlinsls that will mean something , wo will proclaim the Monroe doctrine , adapted to the times. ( Applause. ) And as a further Incident of that aggressive policy upon which this country must enter to main tain Us great supremacy will come the de mand for the building by American capital , nnd I hope by the American government , of the Nicaragua canal , ( Applaure , ) "Anil what ek > ? I am not one of these who believe , and I do not think the republican party believes , In the unnecessary accession of new territory. Our country Is a large one , with diverse Interest1 , depending upon llic various sections ot the country ; It ts not well to enlarge It unnecessarily. But certain things are needed for our own protection anil for our own national existence1. I do not think that any , true American can look upon the map of tlilo continent without feeling In dignation , at least , that those outposts , the Islands of the Caribbean tea and the Ber mudas belong1 to foreign powers. ( Applause. ) They stand there with the flags of foreign nations flying over them , a constant threat to our peace an.l to our existence. I hope- tf.ie tlmo will corns when pome , nt least , of the Iclands of the Caribbean sea ye , Cuba herself , may bo In n position to bo a part of this great country of ours. ( Applause. ) And looking- the west , I think that we can ( el assured that under republican domination and control the disgraceful story of Hawaii will not be repeated , but that a republican presi dent , , looking : upon the effort of that Island for annexation to this republic , will not hold her off and seek to place o quofn again upon the throne , but will eay , 'Welcome' to that fair Island of the Pacific ocean. ( Applause. ) "What else will there probably bo In this platform of ours ? The demand and this Is a demand In which ue of this state are par ticularly Interested we will repeat the de mand that we made four years ago , that , the government lands In the ar'd and semi-arid regions shall be granted to the states for purposes - poses of Irrigation and Improvement and forestry , , I think It unfortunate that this was not done In this state years ago. We demanded It In the platform of 1892 , und we will repeat the demand , and I hope we shall work up to Its full accomplishment during the next republican admlnlstrat'on. ' "What else la there ? The platforms cf both parties usually Indulge In fcomo glitter ing generalities about the proper recognition of the services of the veterans of the war nnd care for the old soldiers. We will re peat that and In the platform of the repub lican party made at St. Louis It will not be meaningless phrases , to be Ignored by the officials of the government when they -come D to deal with the old soldier. "And what else ? The candidate' of tile republican party will stand upon a platform that will Insist upon greater and fairer re strictions of criminal and pauper Immigra tion. , ( ApplauseJt ) will Insist upon a careful nnd worthy bestowal of that greatest boon that man can be given the boon of American citizenship , and that proper safe guards shall bo thrown about the laws of naturalization , and that by every means that the law can accomplish the Immigrants who are to take advantage of American citizen ship shall have the proper preparation , and wo shall say that worthiness ot American cit izenship shall be demanded of every man who proposes to cast a ballot , and with nc uncertain sound that platform will again de mand and Insist that nil over this broad land we L'hall have an horst ballot and a fai ! count of the votes. ( Applause ) . PRACTICAL BIMETALLISM. "And what elss ? Will It be silent upon thfs great question of finance ? No. I bellevo II will declare moro emphatically and In more definite terms terms that will not be liable to double construction In favor of theuas ol both gold and diver as money metals. II will declare In favor of blmetall'om that car b& accomplished , not for the free coinage ol silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 , without reference e once .to any other nation of the earth. Bui bimetallism can be accompllsheJ If we wll simply do what It ts our duty to do , am Iiat Is to UE3 every effort in the world t < secure an International conference and Icavi England out of the conference. ( Applause , xt The advance that the bimetallic Idea has madi upon a safe basis In Germany and France * 1 it moat marked. I believe It would make tali headway tn England If It were permitted t < do so , but I do not believe that England standing In the pcoltlon which she otcup'.ei as a Kreat money power , will enter Into an ; scheme for bimetallism until she Is forced ti It by the action of the other nation ? . I be llovo that this platform will contend for tli securing of bimetallism by that method , am for the 1199 of both metals on such a basl and under such legislative conditions tha every dollar , whether gold , silver or paper of this country shall be equal to every othe dollar. ( Applause. ) "What else will there * be In this platform .It will repeat again that while--In this coun try there t'liall be the fullest religious lib crty , tliere thall be no union of church an state In this republic. ( Applause , ) "And what eUe ? It will declare agalns lie the support of Eoctarlan echoolo In 1890 as I did In 1892. U will Insist that the publl money shall be used for public fchools. ( Ar of plause. ) And It will Insist that these school be chall be mads BO excellent that privatepchool tit will cloze In companion with them. ( Ar so plause- . ) ve "Now , then , my friends , tlicso. In gcnon hem terms , will bo the planks of that platform c m which the candidate of 1S9G will stand , nn upon that platform , ns I verily believe , tbui will como peace and plenty , protection an prosperity and power. CO HIS OWN CANDIDACY. COa "I dread beyond exprcstlon to say nnythln and personal to myself , and yet I realize that Is IB my duty to do w. I think a man nevi its appears to moro disadvantage than when 1 attempt ? , before a public audience , to tal ot himself ; yet I think It Is due to you tin ay I should speak fcomewhat of myself. I lm\ 111 received In years past at your hands nothli nd but kindness. I think I huvo been appn he elated by this community and by this sta rt- at far beyond my worth. I never , I thin ! have been charged with anything llko doub dealing or dishonesty of purpose. Monti tat go Indeed , the tlmo runs almost Into nd year frlendo ot mine , too appreciative , ndIt ItU think , of my powers and placing too high U valuu upon my abilities , suggested to mo tl tea advisability ot putting myself In training , i a they expressed It , for 1890. I said no , I d lila not want to do that. I have had twelve yea It ot public life , at bomo personal sacrifice , ar ml I long ago announced my Intention of r ISO tiring- from public life. Four years ago nd announced this determination to these wl at were near me and who had a right to kno ut something of my future , I announced th Un from every stump last fall and was actlvu plat - the canvass for the purpose of electing i lat my euccessor a staunch , a tried tnd a tri ue , republican , and I believe that w'Uen John 3 or Thuraton was elected we got that mau , ( A 111.ho plause. ) No ono will question his came ho republlcanlim. Thin Insistence became mo iht active and more vigorous as time rolled o lat and for months past , by letter * ) coming fro Iff all eectlong of the country from my o ICO comrades ot ( he war ; from the aetochtes my early manhood In Ohio ; from my frlen < ch ot earlier years In Pennsylvania , and fro pie citizens ol ( hi * sUto LotU la the way letters and personal appeals , there came this urging. I protested against It , repeating what I hRVo already staled. But the Insistence seemed to grow with my opposition , until nt last It seemed unfair It was unseemly that I should longer stand out. This was In Jan uary. I said , 'All right ; I will neither neck nor decline this great o/Sce ; 1 will simply remain pnwlve , and you can go on with this movement It you think It Is well advised , ' "Now , my action has received a most un kind , severe and cruel criticism. U has been charged that my action and the action ot those who arc with mo on this behalf was simply for the purpose of destroying the polit ical fortunes ot n great American leader. To speak plainly , I have been charged with being a mcro delivery wagon , so tbnt the political fortunes ot ono man , or ot ouo ot a ret of men , might be upbuilt and the down fall ot another might bo accomplished. I have never frit anything BO cruel as I have felt * hat charge , and I dc- Biro with nil the force that la In me to repudiate It and to say that the man who makes It IB false tot him self and basely unjust to me. Why , thcso great men who arc named prominently for the.candidacy In 1S9C arc , every man of them , those with whom I have been asso ciated for many years. Take that splendid champion of protection , Major McKlnlcy ( applause ) we lived together In the town ot Canton , O. , In that close relationship that exists between two struggling young law yers. I know him but to respect nnd nd- mlro him , and can any man bellevo that I would take occasion to do an Injury to him In his political prospects ? It It was within my power to give him the nomination , I would glvo It to him. ( Applause. ) Toke Mr Morton of New York a most excellent man. When ho was vice president ot the United States , Itas my fortune to be the president of the United States senate , and during the years that I acted In that ca pacity wo were both In that close associa tion natural to the two positions. I have for htm the very heartiest respect. Is It to bo supposed that that man would seek mo out for such a purpose , or that I would do aught that was mean to cither hurb or help him ? With Senator Allison of Iowa I have had twelve years of the closest personal and official relationship , and with Speaker Reed , that well-equipped parliamentarian , that great man from Maine , I have been on terms of closest Intimacy for years. Not ono of these men would for a single moment think that I would bo guilty of action so base as that. Yet some of their miserable followers are mean enough and base enough to make that charge. EASTERN MAN IMPOSSIBLE. "This St. Louis convention Is destined to be one of the most Interesting over held In this country. What Its outcome may bo no man ran tell. I have just returned ; from what might be- called tha political center of the United States. Being in Washing ton on professional business , I came In con tact with men from all over the United States. I met thooo shrewd , sharp observers , the representatives ot the press of the United States , who hold their fingers on the pulse of political movement , and who know It ttt- ter than any others , and the belief obtained that If Nebraska could cast her vote many fold for either Reed or McKlnloy , neither could bo nominated. I glvo that simply as their statement ; but I say to you that In the east , evidenced by the press , evidenced by letters that are written and by pcroanal Interviews , there Is a growing conviction that the candidate of the St. Louis conven tion will be a western man. ( Applause. ) "Now , I want It understood that I have no claim upon this state ; no man has. ( Ap plause. ) This Is not my state. This state belongs to Itself. If this etate , by the ac tion of Its republican conventions to select delegates to the St. Louis convention , should see fit to honor mo' with the support of that delegation , I want It understood that there would not be from mo , at any time , nn ef fort at direction of any part of that delega tion , and whenever at any time that dele gation , by Its solid vote or a partial vote , can secure the election of any ono of those great leaders of the party , I will say , 'GoJ speed you In the work. ' ( Applauos. ) "Whether the vote shall be for McKlnley , Allison , Ree3 or Morton , It Is immaterial to mo ; I can follow the banner of any of thess great leaders as a private In the ranks , and do It Joyfully. "But , my friends , I have talked longer than I anticipated , I simply desired to take this occasion that your kindness has accorded mo , to nay what I have already said In print the first time an opportunity was given mete to make the statement ; I have said that victory would como this year ; I think no man questions It , no matter what may be his political belief , and that with the victory to bo achieved In the fall ot 1S9C there shall come a new era In 1897. The signs of the times are propitious , not only for those ol us who live hero In the struggling state ol Nebraska , so sorely tried for the last two or three years , but for the nation at largo , That armored cruiser , which contains as hei precious cargo our national hopes sheen on whoso sides Is the armor ol protection , with her deck covered with the plate ofequal rights t ( all , with * her guns In turret , and with the American flag flying upon the masthead , with American peamcn on board , will sail Into the pert of peace and prosperity In 1897. " ( Ap plause ) . f SHOULD PROCEED BOLDLY. I. R. Andrews was then Introduced , nnc : briefly spoke as follows : "I am here tonight , Ir.dles nnd gentlemen republicans , democrats and populists , " sali he , "to urge upon you the nomination ani conssquent election of General Mandersor to the presidency of this broad country Bcforo I cameto this meeting I was In formed that there would bo moro emptj scats than those that would be occupied I am glad to find that this statement tsno botne , out by the facts. I am glad to knov that you do not bellevo that a prophet I ; not without honor save In his own country. ' am glad to know that a soldier who tough to preserve this union Is not without re spsct and fraternal attachment among hi own comrades. "Tho trouble with us today Is that wo nri afraid to stand up and assert our polltlca beliefs. I have no doubt If every republlcai In this great state felt free to express hi own preference for the nomination nt th St. Louis convention he would unhesitating ) declare himself lor General Manderson. W meet people today who tell us that Genera Manderson has no earthly show for th nomination. May I not nsk what were th chances for the nomination of Hayes o Gai field before the convention assembled And the man who would have dared prophcs the election of Senator Allen would hav 11 been deemed worthy of confinement In a ; Insane asylum , The other candidates fo the republican nomination all have the ! qualifications , but General ManOerson unite > ill the good characteristics of Reed , Me Klnley and Allison. He has excellent Judg ment , ho Is sound on the tariff and flnancls ( mentions , bo Is cool , ho Is loyal , ho Is trui Therefore , I say when the nameof Nebrask Is called In the St. Loulu convention , let he respond : 'Sixteen votes for General Mar derson , soldier , statesman and Ncbraskon. ' SPEAKS FOR BUSINESS MEN. Chalrm " Alexander stated that there ha been numerous , requests for a busmcsu man speech and that It was thought that no or could present this matter better than Gu 0 , Barton , Mr. Burton was received wll prolonged and hearty applause. Ho eali "If tha chairman had also nnounced what would say he would have conferred an eve greater favor upon me. I am heartily I favor of a man of the mind and bearing < General Manderson for our next presldsn The present Incumbent of the president ! , chair has been tried and found wanting. A\ need a change and I am of the opinion th ; no wiser election could bo made tbau tin of our distinguished fellow townsman. "I have recently returned from n fr ; through the east , I found that It was gei be erally admitted there that the prominent cai ar dldates whoso names are now bcforo U id public could hardly expect the , nomnatlo | Being a Nebraskan , the name of Mandr c was quite often brought forward In conve rsation with numerous easterner ! ) . On a itdeo I heard him spsken of only In terms < tie highest praise. It wan generally cor.cedi that the nomination would go to a westei at man. In "Strange as It may appear , Govo-no.- a.s Klnley Is not the choice cf the man'it a uoM. turcrs. New England U solid for Rcd , Ne M.P . York ts for Morton and Pennsylvania A < PBt announce Itself for Quay or rume otb r ma Bt Tiin ) > o states constitute the great munufactu TOm Ing belt. They have always been for a hit m , protective tariff , but they are- not In favi of McKlnley. The business worlJ hau bee so upwt during the past few yea thai mui of ufactutcrs want peace am ) rent In the mai dtm ufacturlng world , They do not tttlre u : dtof further disturbance because of the Mrllf. of "I am a protectionist. I believe that u dustrtes choutd bo protectiM , but they are not the only things no must protect. Again let mo My that I m hc.lrtllf In favor of the nomination and election ! ol'lTcncrnl Man- derson. I believe that nolfilhg bat micccsa and peace and harmony woMld 'result from such a selection. " > HIS .CLAIM TO SUPPORT. W. A. Sounders , president of MID city council , made n short addrcM , Ho sold that It was a pleasure for him , to. advocate the nomination of General Manderson. The con tention was that General laiidcrson could not bo nominated. The hiMory ot pol.tlcs amply disproved this statement. Marnier- ron would go Into the St. Lquls convention not only with the undivided support ot Ne braska , but with the advantage ot a na tional reputation and a wide popularity. As a senator ho had served Nebraska well , Omnha was largely Indebted to him for Us new postofllco , and the establishment of Fort Crook , both Institutions causing the cnpemll- turo of large sums of money In this vicinity. Ho did not want to see the Nebraska dele gation go down to St. Louis with Us hands tied to McKlnley or any other man but Charles F. Mandtrson. Attorney Charles J. Greene responded to numerous calls. The first part ot his ad dress was upon the supreme Importance ot the principle of fair play. The republtcan party was conceived In the proposition that all men should have fair play , and the coun try had been evolutcd on that tnme propo sition. This was all that the supporters ot General Mandcrsou asked for at this tlmo. Ho had looked over 200 clippings from the press of this state and many other states. In thcso he found only pralpo for the char acter and career of General Manderson. All admitted that ho possessed the necessary qualifications for the presidency. Even these papers which did not approve of his candidacy started out with a general culcgy ot tha man , The great objection to General Mandcr- son was that ho was too late In enteritis the lists. On this point Mr. Greene scored Senator Thurston severely. Ho said : "A prominent representative of this state pro tests against the submission ot this question to the pcoplo ot the state , and yet ho has raid that ho wanted to get near the people. Ho did want to get near the people , but he didn't want any ono else to go there. " He , too , advocated a mean protective tariff , asserting that there was dancer In high protection , as well as In free trade. No less than three times the people had repudiated a high protective tariff , nnd the republican party could not afford to have these states again desert It this year , as they did In 1892. F110.1I CHAIRMAN TC ) CHAIRMAN Mr. Smyth MnUcH Some SiifnfcntlouM to Mr. Martin. n. J. Smyth , claiming to be the chairman of the democratic state central com m ttce. yesterday transmitted to Euclid Martin clalmlnc to be the chairman ot the demo cratic state central committeetbo follow ing letter : OMAHA. March 7. Horn EucMd Martin , Postmaster , City of Omaha : Dear Sir The democratic state central committee has been Informed that a certain committee , ot which you are chairman , .irctcnds to have authority to represent the democracy of the state of Nebraska and 10 have the right to call , In the name ot that democracy , n convention to send delegates to the national democratic convention to bo held at Chicago cage on the 7th of July next. Without ad mitting either the authority or the right claimed by your committee , but , on the contrary , always denying the existence of both , and at all times asserting nnd defend ing its own right to be.recognized as the regularly constituted representative of the democracy of Nebraska , the democratic state central committee , ! o which I have the honor to bo chairman , has Instructed mo to Invite your committee , ! through you , to submit to the democratic ( Voters of Ne braska , at a primary election , this question : "Shall the United States , without the aid or consent of any other mitlon , restore the free and unlimited colnajje ofc silver at the present ratio of IS to 131' Our committee proposes this question for the decision of the democracy of this state because we be lieve that the delegation to the Chicago convention shouM truly reflect the vlewr of the democratic voters ot the jstate nnO because Wo bellevo the J sliver question Is the main Issue 'which separates those who support your orEanlzatioirrtrornitha dcmo- 'crats ' who support th'e rapular''demo cratic organization ofVho state , " "and we ask to have that Issue submitted to the highest authority known 10 our form , of government the people. The state convention has been called to meet at Lincoln on the 22d of April , 1S9S , and In order that there may be a fair vote , after a full discussion , our committee would In sist upon all the primaries being held the same day between April 8fnnd 15 , that they may be conducted under the laws of the stnto of Nebraska , nnd that no one bo per mitted to vote thereat wno Is not qualified under that law and the resulatlons of the democratic county central committee of Douglas county. The committee also proposes that the de cision of the voters shall be evidenced by a majority vote and shall be binding ns an Instruction on the delegates to the national convention , and that the organization against which the decision Is rendered shall not send a contesting delegation to the democratic national convention In Chicago. Awaiting- early reply. I am. respect fully , C. J. SMYTH , Chairman. M'KINLEY 1IOOMEKS HIKE A HAM , . Rented ( lie ICxiionltlon lliillilliif ? fur Convention Wet-It. ST. LOUIS , March 7. Thomas F. Clohcsy of Cincinnati and W. B. Galtreo of Columbus' , a committee representing the Ohio Repub lican league , are , here as the representatives of Governor McKlnley to secure headquarters for him during the national convention In Juno and have succeeded In securing the Exposition building for the entire week ul the convention. The largo music hall , with a watlng capacity ot 3,000 people , and large rooms for committee purposes , besides the halls and corridors , are Included In the con tract. The building will bo used exclusive ! ) as the headquarters of thd McKlnley forces and meetings will be held every day. Somt of the greatest political orators In the coun try will deliver cposchcs there for McKlnlej during the convention week. The Expoaltlor building lo centrally located , and but a fov blocks from the convention auditor um. N ( sleeping accommodations will -be provlclec there , the leaders of the McKlnley forces hav Ing arranged for ample ropms at the Planter ; and Southern hotels. It Is stated that deft nlto arrangements have been made by tin Ohio Republican Uaguo to sweep down upoi St. Louts with 5,000 McKtnleyltes when thi convention opens. for AIllHOii. MASON CITY , la. , March 7. ( Special Tel egram. ) The republican county conventloi to select delegates to the state conventloi s was held here today , The following wer choeen : James Rule , J. H. Wheeler , Q. W Richardson , W. C. Tompklns , James E Blythe , M , E. Bltterman , A. H. Cummlnge W. II. Low and William Loots , They ar unanimous for Allison , , A jrwolutlon favor Ing the Erwln bill for mqliUainlng four addl ttona ! normal schools * ( wn.ft unanimous ) ; adopted. t | | Morton Kmloi'NCMl fort ( JiA I'rcHlilriu'j id ROCHESTER , N. Y. , Ma'rMi' 7 , The reput llcan convention cf the "Tnii'ty-first congres slonal district today eleclcil ifelcgates to th national convention . resolution IttWt * ! and.adqjited t bMWIMfctVll favcrlng a wund currency .and endorsing th administration of GovornpV , Morton nnd hi candidacy for the prst-jdpnVy , \VlHi-oiisIii Convention If or MILWAUKEE , March ' 7fi-Slx countc ! held republican conventlttiE day , All del ( gates were Instructed f < fr M'dKlnloy. Nine teen counties have hcld'bon ntions , all be Irg for McKlnley , although llirco did not Ir struct , w I'ollcenicii Will illidri AVIifi-lH. NEW YORK , March J.-wThe bicycle equa has proved satisfactory beyond anticlpatloi When spring comes all Nqw York's aspha ' and macadam strcjts will bo policed b oficera ! on whce'e. This wis decl/led upo til' at cv meeting of tha police board lat > t nigh of Tlicro was also formally ordered the cstal cd llohment of the Borttllon systoni of Identlfj cdn Ins criminals as a regular adjunct of Ne York's police Bysteni , c- cc Open for Ilonu-Htfiiil Ktttry , c- NEOAUNBB , Mich , March 7 , Over 70.0C 111 acres ot arable land , from which tlmbc 111n. hati been cut , have been surrendered by tli n.r - owners to the supervisors of Chlppswa count and will bo formally deeded to the state an or la-Id for bona ( Me komeatcad entries. iin fiiuiill Hank Knlliirt ! In 3IU nurl. nn - BT. JOSEPH , Mo. , aiiy-ch 7Stato Han n- Examiner Jones took charge of the Karn era' bank of Klnn City tonight. Klne Clt ! s thirty miles east ot this city. The llabll ties are about JC6.CW ; ubsets are not b'We BREAKING UP PARTY LINES Several Sound Money Republicans Vote for Carlisle foi Senator , TWO BALLOTS AMID GREAT CONFUSION Tlirutvii Into nn llpronr Uicr the AUi'itM't of tlio 1'niMi- HMH to I.eiul u Stninpcilo to Illnukbtirn. FRANKFORT , Ky. , March 7. The senatorial contest today resulted In n stcmpcdo on ono ballot and a panlo on the other and bordering on riot In both. The friends ot Senator Blackburn thought he was elected at the end ot the first ballot and began celebrating. Bctoro the confusion subsided for the announcement , word was ecnt everywhere that Blackburn was elected. U was a mistake that was easily madn dur ing such a stampede , but It Is the general opinion tlfat It required great efforts to pre vent the election of Secretary Carlisle on the next ballot , The republican leaders In the house became confused , If not demor alized , early In the morning , when they peimltted the postponement ot the Dnnlnp- Kauffman contest till Monday , Instead ot carrying out the decree of last night's caucus to oust Kauffman the first thing and gel Dur.lap In before the senate could re- tallato previous to the Joint ballot , The Itoy to the contest was the pair between Welsslnger , a hard money dem ocrat , and Chambers , republican. When It became evident that unless this pair were broken Blackburn would bo elcctodt Wclsaln ger from his sick bed In the hotel released Chambers , If the latter would vote tor Car lisle. This ncr defeated Blackburn , as the stampcdo had reached Its climax. The "sound money" democrats had gone to Black burn , while the republicans were rushing to Carlisle. The vote of Chambers for Car lisle did moro than all the governors , pre siding officers and sergcant-at-arms for order. There was a panic when Replyons , I republican of Newport , said ho would vote for Blackburn If the republicans went to Carlisle. BOTH SIDES CAUCUSING. Tonight both sides are holding conferences for the contest Monday and the feeling against the so-called bolters Is Intense on both sides. Without Welsslnger uncondi tionally paired BUckburn cannot bo elected. The republicans will pair with Welsslnger only on condition that the member pairing with htm be allowed to vote for Carlisle. VIolatto nnd Carroll may come to Black burn. Speight voted for Blackburn today for the first time , but declares tonight he will never do soagain. . The republicans Insist that they will seat Dunlap In Kauftman'y place Monday bcforo there Is another joint ballot. Senator Elllston again led oft by voting for Carlisle. He was followed by Senators Holloway , Nee , Salycr , Smith and Stephen- son. son.Tho republicans again voted solidly for Boyle. Balrd was the first democrat In the house to vote for Carlisle. After him came Carroll , Doughe'rty , Norman. N. N. Rico , Speight , Swlnford , Vlolett , Walker and Witt. There were no speeches of explanation today from any ono until the roll had nearly been completed , when Populist Poor arose and said that It had bsen said that there wao no hope to elect Blackburn. He now believed that that time had now arrived. He cast his vote for Blackburn. ( Cheers. ) Then ono by ono , amid cheers from the friends of Blackburn , the following demo crats changed to Blackburn from Carlisle : Elllston , Smith , Witt , Stephenson , Dough erty , Nee , Salyer , Balrd , Holloway , Rice , Norman. Mr. Balrd , In explaining his vote , said that ho was opposed to the democratic nom inee's views ; on tlie currency Question , but as theronwas not nnyr chance to .elect bis candidate , ho would cast ho ! vote for that candidate. ( Wild cheers. ) Senator Holloway also spoke In explanation as did Senator Salyor. They took the grounl that It was their duty to vote for the noml- neo whenever there was a chance to elect him. Representative i Chamber , who was paired with Senator Welsslnger , said that hr wished to vote. Senator Bronston protested and said that the republicans must BOO that the pair was not broken. Mr. James arose and changed hla vote to John G. Carlisle. At this Representative Lyons arose and caused the wildest excitement by saying that if any attempt was made to elect John G. Carlisle ho would vote for Blackburn. The statement was wildly cheered by the friends ot Blackburn. CHANGED TO CARLISLE. Speaker Blanford arose and said that when It became certain that a sound money repub lican could not bo elected he would follow his people's wishes and vote for a sound money democrat. Ho changed his vote to Carlisle amid the wildest excitement. Men jumped on chairs and cheered wildly. A dozen .members clamored for recognition and the chair rapped for order for five minutes In vain. The assembly was In a turmoil. The friends of Blackburn were elated and thought they saw victory In the air. Senator Bronston finally got the floor. He said that Chambers ( republican ) , who had voted In splto of his pair for Carlisle , was not entitled to vote at all. A point wan raised hero that ho was out of order and a motion was made'for a recall of the roll , The chair ordered the galleries cleared and this was done after some contusion. The scena on the floor battled description , The sound money men held a consultation and urged each other to change to Carlisle , Several republicans , who had already votei ! for Carlisle , declared that they would nol change and this seemed to make It certalr that Blackburn was the coming man. Aftei the lobbies and galleries had been cleared the chair announced the lesult of the forty- - second ballot as follows ; Boyle , 59 ; Blackburn , CO ; Carlisle , 5. Howard moved to adjourn , but Bronstoi objected , and turmoil again arose. "I want to glvo nn opportunity to the soum money democrats to elect Carlisle , " t > ald he The roll was ordered called on tlio motion t adjourn , and the motion was > lost. Representative Lyons completely lost hi head and swore that ho would try to dcfea any attempt to elect Carlisle. In this he wa encouraged by the friends of Blackburn , Ii explaining his vote on adjournment ho sal that If the republicans would say that the ; Intended to try to elect a republican , h would vote aye. Salycr called him to order and Lyons , aftci saying that as ho was called to order by th friends of Carlisle , ho would vote no. II was cheered by Blackburn's friends. Representative Chambers hero received note from Mr. Welsslnger , with whom h wa paired. Mr. WelBslnger said : "I re lease you from your pair and you are at Ilk erty to vote as you please. " The announcement of the refusal of th assembly to" adjourn by the presiding office raised Interest to fever heat again , Severn republicans voted against adjournment. 4 recapitulation of the vote was asked fo and had. Speaker Blanford voted that th general assembly adjourn until Monday p 12 o'clock. Republicans filibustered In a attempt to slave off another ballot , The chair ruled that when the assembl adjourned It be until 11:59 : on Monday morn tr.2 , Senator BronUon tried li's best < persuade the chair that his ruling was In correct , but without effect. "I jay , " he cried , "away with these dlla tory motions. Let us hero and now clec some one , be It e'.thcr Doyle , " Blackburn o Carlisle. " Senator Blanford withdrew his motion t adjourn and the roll was ordered called fc another ballot. The confusion brcko 01 and every one was on the tiptoe of ei pcctanry. . . . The gecond ballot resulted as followi Blackburn , 49 ; Carl'alo , 15 , The speaki decided no quorum. An effort wan then mad to adjcurn. but this was fruitless , The joint assembly then adjourned unt Monday Senator Holloway , democrat , \oted for Ca llHlo , as did Nee , Salyer and Smith. It evident that the republicans are refusing vote , with the Idea of breaking a ( juorui : Ilopicwntallvu Balrd , democrat , voted f < Carlisle. When Representative Chambers was callc ho arose and eald that he had as much rlgl to change his vote us others. "I have ea ! before that whenever It became Impossible elect a sound money , republican I would vo Kelley , Stiger & Co. Prices Extra Low for Monday's Sale , New plaid Silks Soc Fancy China Waist Silk 6oc ' Taffeta Checks , for waists 350 Any weave Black Dress Silks $1.00 Four Leaders in Black Dress Goods. Black Worsted Serge , 54-inch 6oc Mohair Fancy Jacquard figures 6oc Mohair Creponette , 50 inches wide 75c French Serge , fine all wool - 37/4c Four Extra. Inducements in Colored Dress Goods. Scotch Worsted Suitings 390 Rich Spring Suitings 500 New Summer Worsted fancy cloth 6oc New Mohair Diagonals 500 Our High Grade Dress Stuffsv are now ready for inspection , 850 , $1.00 , $1.15 , $1.25 , $1.50 to $4.25. The Best French Organdies just received. Choice seasonable Wash Stuffs , latest and correct effects in fine Irish Dimities at. . . . < iSc French Percales iSc Madras Cloth 250 Fancy Art Denims just in ; also new plain colors. Gloves Just Opened. Latest spring styles. Best obtainable for wearing qual ities. Perrin's "Cleopatra , " Perrin , "Pique , " "Mon arch , " "Trefousse. " These are the leading fashionable brands. Corsets All grades Summer Corsets. Popular makes of Corsets , white , drab and black , in great variety , Si.oo Special and upward. Kelley , Stiger & Co. , Cor. Fariiam and 15th Sts. "Small wonder that he comes to regard the world as an empty show who has shifted at brief intervals from one shanty to another and .never . had a fit dwelling place all his years. " Ian Maclarcn. The moral is , Get a Home. A lot on Georgia or Virginia avenues is the ideal place in Omaha onwhich to build. Now is the time to buy , Now is the time to build. Let us give you a March cash price on ona of these choice lots. We furnish the money to build. PTDFF . - ITY . . TRUST < _ CO 1702 Fariiam St. G. II. PAYNE , President. II. H. HARDER , Secretary. I I for a sound money democrat. " Ho voted for Carlisle. Senator Bronston asked If Chambers bad ieen released from his pair with Welsslnger. Clolett then arose and presented the pledge already mentioned , which released Chambers on condition that ho vote for Carlisle. A dis cussion arose In which the genuineness of the , signature , was brought Into question. Speight protested against Chambers casting ils vote until It had been determined whether the signature of Wcls&Ingcr to the note releasing him from the pair bad been proven Chambers arose and withdrew his vote for Carlisle ( for tlio present only ) lie said , Dougherty , Furnish , Norman , Speight , Stout , Walker nnd Vlolett voted for Carlisle. The two populists , Poor and Edrlngton , again voted for Blackburn. The ballot resulted : Blackburn , 49 ; Carlisle , 15 ; total , 04. which the chair decided was no quorum. Senator Jones moved that the assembly adjourn until Monday at noon. Bcforo the vote on the motion to adjourn wan completed Senator Bronston arose and said that ho understood Senator Ogllvlo was getting very sick. Ho therefore withdrew his objection to the mo tion to adjourn , and the exciting times were over until Monday. 1M2A11I. IIRYAN'S EXI3CUTIOXHHS. Their TriiiiHfpr to Kentucky Umli-r IllKtMinMlun In Court. CINCINNATI , March 7. Sheriff Plummor of Newport , Ky. , toJay demanded possession ot Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling , held In the jail hero for the murder of Pearl Bryan , TliCDO men were arrestoj In this city and have been held here pending an Investigation , r although they wore Indicted wcckn ago by Itthe grand jury of Campbell county , Kentucky , Itn n and Governor Dushnell of Ohio honored the requisition of Governor Bradley for the pris- y oncra two weeks ago. The men had charge ) against them hero also , but these were dis missed In order to have the prisoners trann. ferrcd to the county where I'earl Ilryan was killed , The attorneys for the prisoners contested tbe extradition and on the regularity of these papers the argument ! ? before Judge Buckwal- tcr began at 9 o'clock this forenoon. The hearing proceeded with no such demonstra tions 03 those around the court liouw and Jail last Saturday when the came caeca were called. The court room was crowded , but tliore woreno largo crowds In the street and no trouble la anticipated today on either tide of the river. The principal point of attack upon thft papers was the allldavlt accompanying the Indictment , and It was purely technical largely depending upon verbal forms. So far as the court's rulings have been made. It appjara that tha arguments have llttlo weight , and unless something more Impor tant la presented the hearing may be termi nated at any time by an order to deliver the prlsonerb to Sheriff Plummer , If this Is done arrangements are made for their trans * fern without a momen't delay and they cai bo well on their way to Covlngton or New port lioforo toe crowd la tue court house AMUSEMIONTS. " THE CREIGHTON TRL. 1531 Paxton K Uur.c.s < t , Mzrj WIATINEETODAY 2:3O. : Gallery 15c . Balcony 2So Lower Floor ttSc and 50c. TONIGHT AT 8:13. KATIE EMMETT AN AMERICAN BOY. Prices 15c , 2nc. rt5c , 5Oc , 75c. MATINEE WEDN SD XV. Mnrrh 13. 13 , H Canal > fi I ilciei'H New York Canlno production , 1111 , MKItKY WOULD , with orltilnal New York cunt. BfiVfl'C Coinmciiclitif Sunday Mntluco DU0 If O MarcliS to 15 , lUccptlnu 14. The Woodward theater Co. ir I' 15. Junday Matinee : "NOT CUIITV. ' Sunday Night : "THIS MID.VHillT WATCH. " I'rlcea ; 10 Cents to All I'jna ol Hie Ilous * . Clmnse of pluy every pirfmmunce. would have time to tell the rqsult on tbe outside. This afternoon Judge nuckwalter over ruled the motion to discharge the prisoners on the ground of the Irregularity of the proceedings for the extradition. Ho reserved further hearing on the validity ot requisition papers , and does not state when the same will bo given a further hearing , Court ad < journed at 12:30 : until 2 , p. m. , when th court may announce the rest ot hU pro- Brain. A patrol wagon was kept In waiting Insldo the court yard during the forenoon and It will bo there again during the afternoon In order to transfer the prisoners as soon as the order of the court is given. Judge nuckwalter overruled all objections to the delivery of Jackeon and Walling , and remanded them to the custody of Sheriff Hummer , but stayed proceeding * under the order until next Saturday In order to allow time for a hearing on a writ of habeas corpus If desired by the prisoners. WOIIIIIM Cullty of ManuliiiiKlitcr. DBTHOIT , March 7 , Mis. Alice Lane , who yesterday was found guilty of manslaughter , wait sentenced tills morning to ten years In the penitentiary , Mrs. Lane was the pro prietress of the lylng-ln hospital where Kmlly Hall , the English girl sent to this country by Rev , Jonathan Hell , dlad from tbo effects of a criminal operation. Dr , Beaman was recently convicted on the same charge and given a like sentence. Mfimifautiirliiur I'lii.tt Il OHUHOXKK , la. , March 7 , ( Special Tele gram. ) Tlio Cherokee Novelty Manufactur ing company's plant burned tills morning , Total loan oatlmated at $1,000 ; uo Insurance.