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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY.- SEPTEMBER 20 , 1800.
Yesterday's ' Convention a Lively but Qoot Naturcd Contest , SOME OF THE RESULTS ARE SURPRISE ! Otil > - 'Dimof ( tie I.nnt I.rulnlitflv < TIcKel Secure ItciMiiiiliiiilloiii Kntnrrit Tor 11 Scc- onil Term \Uoriu-y. . For County Attorney : II II UAMMlimili Seventh Wnn For Stn'c Scnntora : T. K srnilOUOUait Fourth \Van JOHN H KVANS Ninth Wnn ISAAC NOYKS Watcrloi For .Mcinbcis of the Lower House : JOHN H , IlfTI.KK Fli-Ht Wan JAMES AM.AN Elshth Wun I'll AN 1C lU'UMAN Klfihlh Wnn I.BVI COX Sixth Wan HfHI MYERS Klfth Wun JO3K1MI CHOW Ninth Wan M K KINW.KTON KlKlilli Wan A. H. M I'll DOCK South Omnbi CI.Al'S HinVKIlS McArdli For County ConnnlBslonor , Third Dlsltlul : 1'BTKIl MANQOM ) Jc-ffrrsot For County ( ' ( immlxKloticr , Firih District : HRNHY OSTItO.M Sixth Wnn For Jiuulcefl of the Peace : ( itiOKUK C COCKUKM.Seventh Wart WII.UAM AI/rSTADT Sei-onil Wan For Conninnlu : W , It. I.BA11NKU nishth Wan Far Arsefr.Korf ) : K. W HAHTOS First Wnn AT I'IIBD HALO Hrpoml Wart FHANK HKACOCK Thin ! Wan JAMES C ) . CAllPKNTKIl..l'mirlh Wnn V > \ II MAI.hOHY Klfth Wan Al.KUMD Ilt'OH Sixth War. I.Y.MAN WATKUMAN Seventh Wnn CHHIS I1OYI511 Klphth Wan ! HIMO.V TIIOSTI.KU Ninth Wan ! J W OKKSS South Onnilni For Chairman County Central Committee : JOHN 1.KW1S Ninth1 Wan1 The republican county convention al Washington hall jrcrslt'rdny was a vcrj Iiusy session of five hours. It was one ol the most harmonious conventions ever belt ! in Douglas county. The strife between the candidates wns vigorous and the rlvnlrj Intense , but there was an apparent absr-ncc of any bitterness that' might linger to In terfere with party success. The contcstt V6ro spirited In nearly every Instance , but gener.illy good uaturcd , and during the long and hard fought proceedings there wns no Instance In which a particle ot bad temper was In evidence. While the convention was not called until 2 o'clock the entire forenoon was utilized by the candidates. Kach endeavored to use the few votes that ho had to trade to the "beat " advantage , and this had been largely accomplished before the convention met. But so numerous were the combinations that , out&ldo of county attorney and the senatorial ticket , the result wns still prob lematical. In the contest for the lower house there were several surprises , not the least of which was the fact that each of the three Eighth ward candidates who had been fighting each other at the primaries succeeded In getting a place on the ticket. The convention was called to order by Chairman John Lewis of the county cen tral committee at half past 2 o'clock. In performing this ofllce Mr. Lewis said : REASONS TO REJOICE. "I-"clIo\v Members of This Convention An Interested citizenship , n sense of duty , n devotion to the principles ot the repub lican party bring us together for the fourth time during this campaign. "We meet to deliberate nnd to act. We nro to add new names to our ticket , to place Rome strong new links In the republican chain , that It may bo strengthened to bear the stupendous majority that awaits It on November 3. "As republicans of Douglas county we Jiave reasons to rejoice. We accomplished much for the cause of republicanism in the \ , - west , and especially In our own state , when we 'selected our delegates to the St. Louis convention. U was In that convention that wo saw Douglas county's sterling repub licanism recognized by the republicans of United States , In such a manner as to it the honor and respect of all true re publicans. When wo selected our delegates to that convention our standard bearer , AVIlIlam McKlnloy , was the choice of Douglas county republicans ; today he Is the choice of all true American citizens. Ver mont and Maine have spoken In no uncertain terms , and Nebraska anxiously looks for ward to the day when she may register her vote In favor ot 1 onest money and protection to America's welfare. "At our state convention at Lincoln our delegates performed valiant service for onr party when they by their votes made Jack S MacfJoIl's nomination an assured fact. As sembling again Into convention to select our next congressman , the genial David H. ( Mercer , who has secured for this district it-cognition ns did no other congressman during the Kitty-Third congress , was once more placed to the front to carry the ban ner of republicanism ot the Second congres sional dlstrlcr to a decisive victory. Today we are to go on with the good work. A great number ot tried nnd true republicans will bo presented to this con vention as candidates for our consideration. Every one of them Is well worthy of the party's nomination and triumphant election , but the fact remains that all cannot bo nominated. It therefore becomes our duty as delegates to exercise In this convention our careful , deliberate Judgment , that our nominees may bo those men whoso nomina tion will bring the combined strength of U'o republican party to the entire ticket. "Tho county central committee has been laobrlng for the good of the republican V. party , and as chairman of this committee I 'can at this tlmo assure the republicans of Douglas county that McKlnley and Hobart will win n decisive victory In this county on November 3. The foundations of the campaign have been carefully laid. It only remains our duty , as republicans , to push the fight Judiciously , that the fruits ot our labor for republican success may bo gar nered , and that we , as republicans , may rejoice to see the 4th day of November when the triumphant election of the republican ticket Is announced to the world , and that wo as republicans of Douglas county may congratulate ourselves and Join In the grand ratification , contented und satisfied bccauso wo have done our part In adding to. the great republican majority. " At the close of his speech Mr , Lewis in troduced as temporary chairman II , C. Ilroine. GRBAT IUTTLR FOR REPUBLICANISM. In accepting the chair , Mr. Urorne gave a vigorous exposition of the conditions which now confronted the republicans of Nebraska , Ho declared that "out In the corn fields of the state such a battle for republican prin ciples ns was never seen before was being % waged. Douglas county had the power to vnomlnato a county ticket that would add 1,000 , votes to the republican majority. The republican party stood for the maintenance of law and order and for an honest dollar. It was opposed to an organized and united I'liomy The returns from Vermont and Maine hail presaged the result. "A republican victory outside of Nebraska was everywhere conceded , but hero they entered a light In which the odds were against them , and It depended on them to slimy the people of thu east that In a question in which public honor and common sense .were concerned Nebraska would be found on the rli'ht side , " Referring to one or two Judges who had deserted the party the speaker said "that had occurred before but nevertheless the republican party had marched on to trium phant victory. The echo of their retreat ing footsteps was lost in thu tramp of the thousands of feet that were coming from other parties to array themselves on the , eldo of national honor In this struggle. " The closing sentences of Mr , Brown's fpeech. were capped by prolonged applause and then the Webster campaign quartet Bang a coupla ot campaign SOUKS very ac ceptably. The temporary organization was com pleted by the election of W. A. Metslek and W. A. Sausay as secretaries. AH there were no contests the rrtnlentlaU of the delegates as seated were approved. The temporary organization was then matin permanent , and on motion of Charles A. Goss all nominating speeches were dispensed with , BALOIUGK : ON TUB FIRST BALLOT. At this point a , R. Williams took the floor to deny that be was a , candidate for another term as county commissioner. He did this briefly , but positively , and the roll .Vss called ( or nomination * ( or county at- torney. The F'rsl word presented Lte Es tello and the Seventh , Howard naldrlgc J. T. Ualley was made assistant sccretarj aml-thi-n the roll was called with this re ult : Daldrlge , 127U ; Estelle , 31' . Then i was made unanimous after several delega tlons had chanqrd to Italdrlgo and thi successful candidate briefly thanked th < convention. For sUto senator the Fourth ward noml noted T. K. SudboroiiRh , the Fifth , E. Ucno dirt ; the Sixth , J. H. Mclklc ; the Ninth John H. Rvar.s. and Waterloo. Isaac Noycs The First ward went for Noycs , Evam and Melklc ; the Third for Evans , Sudbor ough and Meikle , and the Fourth for Sud borough. Evans and Noyes. Then the vet ( began ! u scatter and when It was all ovei It stjjd : NOJ-PB , 131 ; Sudborough , 105 K\ans , Jfl ! ; Dentdlct , 34 ; MclkJo. 76. Th ( first thrr * named wire declared elected. Thn convnitiiit then proceeded to tin ravel the tangle of aspirations for the lowei house. The nominees were : John II. Hut. ler , Flrkt ward ; Levl Cox , Secor.d ward M. 0. Rlrkatls. Third ward ; H. J. I'enfoh and F. C. O'Holloran , Fourth ward ; Hug ! Myer , Fifth ward ; Charles L. Hart am Oeorgo 13 Collins. Sixth ward ; John Grant Eoven'h ward ; James Allan. John F. Dalley Frank llt.rman and M. F. Singleton , Klghtl ward ; Joseph Crow , Ninth ward , and A. II MiiMoi'k of South Omnha. Dorfcy I ) Houck. E. Ilcnedlet. 1) L. Johnson nni Clans n lvi r were named by the countrj precincts. For the next hour the floor presented tin appearance of an animated corner ot th ( Stock exchange * . After the roll had beer called once there was a general throwlnr over of wtnk candidates In favor of thost who stood a chance of nomination. Iltinnnt profited moat by the changes and his stocli went up rapidly. Singleton , Grant ami Hutler were also gainers. When It was nil over the figures were : Hutler. US ; Cox 103 ; Rlckctts. 00 ; I'enfold , 13& ; O'Holloran SV6 : Myers. 140 ; Hart. 32 ; Collins , 11 ; Grant DO : Allan. 126 ; Ualley , 11 ; Ilurman , 12G Singleton. 7 ; Crow , 13C ; Murdoch , US Houck , 5 ; Johnson , CJ Solvers. 101. This elected Ilutlff. Cox. Myers , Allan Ilurman , Crow , i-Yl-oi-s and Murdoch. Granl ami RIckeMs were tied for thu remaining place and another ballot was ordered , ll resulted : Grant , E2 ; Klcketts , 43 ; Singleton 4IVj ; Hurt , 20 < A. Ucfnru the vote was an. nounccd the Third ward threw Us vote from nicketls to Singleton , the Slxtli changed from Hart to Singleton , the Right ! ] cast Its entire vote for Singleton and the Fourth followed suit. That settled It and on motion of Captain Palmer , Singleton's nomination was made unanimous. FAVOR MUTUAL INSURANCE. Phil R. Winter offered the following rcso. lutlons : Resolved , That wo plcdpo our support Ir the ilefenro ot the valued policy Inu agiilnst vicious amendments nnd oppose nil legislation Inimical to the Interests ol Uie mutual lire Insurance companies niiil the fraternal , beneficial associations ot organizations In the state ot Nebraskn. niul pledge ourselves to oppoFc any ami all legislation affecting their Interest * ami be It further , Uesolvt'd , That we recommend the re vision of the revenue laws of the state ol Nebraska nnd the neloitlon ot the recom mendations of M. H. Hedfletd. the county flerk of Douglas county. Nebraska , anil the Incorporation thereof in the luws ol the state. Mr. Hedfleld was called on to explain what was contemplated In his recommenda tions and slated that their main purpose was to effect a more equitable system o [ assessment. George F. Munro suggested that ns no resolutions had been offered endorsing na tional lenders he moved that this resolu tion be referred to a committee. The mo tlon prevailed , and the chair named G. I Munro , C. A. Goss and Mr. Winter as th committee. \Vhllo the committee was out the con volition proceeded with Its business. Th roll was called on n county commlsslonc from the Third district , and then ther was another liberal offering of candidates They were : Peter Mangold of Jcffersot John O. Scafuss ot Waterloo , Henry Denke ot Chicago , Robert Wilson of West Omaha JJach Ellis of Union , Frank Whltmorc o Valley nnd Thomas Ritchie of Union. Th vote was : Mangold , 7C ; Ellis , D3 > A ; Seatnss G ; Denkcr. 13' , . ; Whltmore , 5. Scafuss name was then withdrawn In favor of Whit more , nnd Denker pulled out In the Intercs of Mangold. E. J. Cornish moved that the precincts i the district be allowed to select the can dldnto and that he then bo endorsed b the convention. A. W. JefCcrls made th point of order that this was a change i the rules , but was overruled. A dozen dele gates clamorctl for the floor. Mangold's ad hcrcnts wanted the choice left to the dls trlct , but the motion was vigorously op posed by the friends of Ellis. The latte were In the majority , and carried thel point. The second ballot was a straightawa between Ellis and Mangold , the latter win nlng by S4U to lily. . In the Fifth district the Fifth ward noml nated A. A. Raymond , and the Sixth , Hcnr Ostrom. Ostrom was the winner on th first ballot by 107V4 to 47. George F. Munro then read the followln report from the committee on resolutions : PLATFORM ADOI'TED. The republicans of Douglas count } through their representatives assembled alllrm their faith In the prlnciiles eniincl ated In the declaration adopted by the nn tlonnl convention nt St. Louis and the No br.iska Btato convention nt Lincoln. We pledge our earnest support to th nomlncCH of the republican party In na tlonnl , state and congressional contests that threatened disaster may be uvrrtec and prosperity be restored to the people. Wo heartily endorse the plan to hold ni International and TransrnlHslsslppI Expo sltlon In Omnha In l&as nnd declare In favo of u liberal appropriation by the next legis laturc to assist In making the exposition a success. Wo favor state legislation , with prope restrictions , for the safety nnd protectloi of the people , under which mutual Insurance anco companies may bo organized. We pledge our support to the defense of the valued policy law against vicious amend mi-ills nnd oppose nil legislation Inimical- ) ] to the Interests of the mutual fire Insnr anco companies and the fraternal and bene llclnl associations or organizations In the state of Nebraska , nnd pledge ourselves to oppose any and all legislation Inluri ously nffectlng their Interests. The va'lnet policy law should not bo repealed or modi n-d In any particular that will destroj tin * equity of Its provisions. We favor Mich amendments to the char ters of cities of the metropolitan class as the needs of the hour m.iy demand , to the end that taxation may be just nnd equa and the municipal government not bo made a burden on the people. Wo believe that such Industries ns are natural to this state should be encournget nnd not crippled by law. ECONOMY IN PUIILIC AFFAIRS , Wo demand the most rip Id economy In the ndmlnlstratlon of thu nffulrs of the stale and county governments and the lessrnlng of taxation to the level of the ability of the pconlo to pay In the.-Hi hours of poverty nnd distress , brought about bj a democratic administration. Wo recognize that nil classes of people demand good roads and pledge our sup port to proper measures to aid In this good WorK- We recommend the revision of the revp- niiH Jaw * of the state of Nebraska nnd the nil opt I on of the recommendations of M. H. Redtleld , the county clerk of Doug las county. Nebraska , and the Incorpora tion thereof into the laws of this Mate. The committee also offered a resolution Instructing the officers of the convention to prepare- and forward to Hon. William McKlnley and Hon. J. H. MacColl suitable addresses assuring them that the people of Douglas county were as enthusiastic for their election as they had been for their nomination. The report of the committee was adopted unanimously and without debate. The first ballot for two Justices of the peace In Omaha was : George C. Cockreli , J2 ; J. A. Hftverly , 28 ; William Alstadt. 37 : Carl K. Herring , 30 ; G. C. Young , 29 ; W. B. Slmernl , C ; Major Dennis , 1. There was no choice , but Alstadt made It on the second ballot. Then the knot was cut by nomi nating Cockreli by acclamation. On motion of E. J. Cornish John Lewis wao re-elected as chairman of the county central committee. It was done by ac clamation , The election of a constable for Omaha us the subject of one of the most vigorous fights of the convention. W. II. Learned ivas thu winner , H. H. Iloylcs being a close second. The assessors were named as Indicated ibovo and the convention adjourned , after selecting the fallowing county central com- nltte * ; First Ward-A. E , Walknp , W. H , Han- : hett , H , I * . Larson. Second Ward Frank France , John Lin- jerg , H. II. Iloylcs. Third Ward Frank E. Ilcacock. John Lewis , Nato Drown , Fourth Ward-John W. Battla , A. H. Com- ; lock , Chark'4 A. Gosi. Fifth Want A. A. Raymond , George II Hess , C. W. DeLamatro. Sixth Ward-Henry McCoy , T. J. Uavh W. S. Askwlth. " . Seventh Ward Charles F. Ilelndorft , Lc Yates , Charlus West. Eighth Ward E. E. Zimmerman. Charlc E. Younger , S. L. Hoyd. Ninth Ward A. H. Uurnett. Charles Mil ler , Simon Trossler. South Omaha P. J. Horrett , William Shei man , Jeff Cooley. Elkhorn J. W. Shumakcr , Hiram Gulp , East Omaha- Florence F. S. Tucker , George Foster. Douglas Herman Rosslg , Ed Stone. Jefferson Harry Arp , Clans Oft. Clontarf W. A. Sausay , II. Harm. Chlcigo C'hirlrs Wltte. Mlllard John Llmke , William Von Dorh ren. ren.McArdlc Henry Schemer , Jerome Allci Scott Konworthy. Union Ed Pholan , t'amncl Forgy. Valley A. P. Akcrluid. ; Frank Whitman West Omaha D. L. Johnson , Samuel Fin Inynon. Waterloo G. A. Uryant , II. D. Hopper. OAMIIDATKM KIIOM MANY COl'NTIHS Vnrlmn I'nrtlpH Niiiur Tlckrlii In Illf ft-IT nt ScflliniN of tlif Stuff. HASTINGS , Sept. 19. ( Special Telegram. The republican county convention wa held In the court room this afternoon. 1 was the largest and most Interesting conven tlon held for many years. William R. Uur ton was madii chairman with Dcobo of Ju nlata nnd Evans of Roseland secretaries Durton made a ten minute speech and thi crowd was filled so full of republican en thuslasm that they kept up almost a contln nous yell. The first nomination to be madi was state senator , for which A. II. Hrown W. P. McCreary and Fred Olmstcad wen candidates. McCreary received the nomlna tlon on the third ballot. There wns no op position to H. K. Norton of Kcncsaw foi representative , so his nomination was madi unanimous by acclamation. There wen three candidates for county attorney , M A. Harrlgan , L. P. Capps and J. A. Gardner The nomination was secured by Capps. Foi the nomination of sheriff , Aug llcrg defeatci Lon Martin. Fred Olmslead was chosei chairman of county central committee. IIANCHOFT. Ncb.Sept. 19. ( Special Tele gram. ) At the democratic convention foi Cumlng county , held here today , the demo crats refused to endorse the nomination o Charles Graff , populist , for representatlvt and nominated Felix Glvens , a promlncn farmer. They also nominated J. I ) . Huntci of West Point tor attorney. Delegates wen selected to the float senatorial conventlor between Hurt and Cumlng counties nnd tt the Moat representative convention betwecr Cumlng , Thurston and Dakota counties. Tin delegates were wild with enthusiasm foi Hryan and free silver. GRAND ISLAND , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Specla ! Telegram. ) The populists nnd silver demo crats held conventions here today. In tht morning the populists nominated Charles Wlcbo and Patrick Francis for representa. . lives and Fred Ashton for county attorney. The democrats endorsed this ticket Wlcbo nnd Ashton are democrats. Botli conventions selected delegates to their re spectlve senatorial conventions , which wll bo held nt St. Paul the same day. Franli Ransom addressed a mixed crowd of aboul 1,000 on the street after the convention. CENTRAL CITY , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Specla Telegram. ) The populist convention hen tonight endorsed Charles Woostcr. who hat previously been nominated by the democrats for the legislature , and nominated W. II Rlto for county attorney. I3oth candidate ! have been classed as repurjllcans until re. ccntly. Wooster is not popular with tin Independents and his endorsement Insure ! the election of Captain Hanson. Rice licit oilleo ten consecutive years as a repub lican. Every nominee of the populists foi township ofllccs , except candidate for clerk are ex-republicans. PIERCE , Neb. . Sept. 19. ( Special Tele gram. ) Charles Worker , an old line sound money republican , was nominated for county commissioner here today by the republican convention. MAKINCi VOTES I-'OIl SOUND MO.M2Y. MelCIiiIfy ( 'lulls \olii-nxltii IiiilnlKi In nnllniMlMNtliItnltlcH. . CREIGHTON , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Speclal.- ) Hon. Max Atller of Omalia spoke In Ger man to a crowded house at Dazilc Mills last night. Mr. Adlcr Is a fine speaker and did a great amount of good among the GermanB of this locality. His talk was free from slander and abuse and be made his points so plain that it was Impossible ) to not com prehend his meaning. He Is doing great good for the republican party. SILVER CREEK , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Spe cial. ) The Silver Creek republican club held Its first rally last night. It rained all day. Delegations were present from Genoa , Clark and Polk county. There was a large crowd. The hall was not large enough for all to get In. Hon. Norrls Drown of Kear ney made the address , LITCHFIELD , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special , ) Prof. C. A. Robhlns of Lincoln addressed an enthusiastic audience last evening. His discussion was Instructive and convincing LEIGH Neb. . Sept. 19. ( Special. ) Last night witnessed one of the best political meetings ever held In this town. Hon. J. E. Frlck of Fremont was the speaker and spoke for two hours on the financial Issue from the standpoint of a sound money re publican. The building was taxed to Its fullest capacity and many stood In front of the doors outside. It was Intended to have a torchlight parade , hut a drizzling rain all day rendcretl the streets unfit. The cornet band rendered some pieces and the McKlnley Glco club sang campaign Bongs. CAMIHUUOE , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special Telegram. ) The women of Cambridge to the number of 125 have organized themselves Into a McKlnley club. The uniforms are gold nnd black , with silver trimmings. Thin organization consists of a glee club , a march ing club and a cadet drill composed of six teen young women , who costumes are white. The women as well as the men are looking forward to election day with expectations of n great victory for the principles of re publicanism. TALMAGE. Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special , ) Fifteen hundred people attended the repub lican rally here Thursday night , though It appeared In print asIf only 000 were pres ent. A cniifM ( o AiiHtver "XVctmN-r. CENTRAL CITY , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special Telegram. ) W , H. Thompson of Grand Is land addressed a good sized audience here this evening. Ho was furnished with what rmrported to be a stenographic report of Webster's speech delivered here last night Hid devoted much of his time to an Inef fectual attempt to answer some of the numerous points. Joe Edgerton addressed i small audlenco this afternoon and I. N Dunn also spoke hero Tuesday night. Mer- rlek county la out of the doubtful column ind the dcbperate reports of the popocrats and the numerous speakers who have been brought In by them the past two weeks vlll novcr save the county for Hryan. CIvi'M the Itfl'iilillfiin. a Clrnr l.cl | < . IMPERIAL , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special. ) The democratic representative convention of the Sixty-seventh district met yesterday at Wuuneta and adjourned , without placing a candidate In nomination or cndorsinr th" populist candidate , while thu populist'can- lldato ( I'helps of Dundy county ) was pres ent with his friends , urging fusion and en- lorsement. This leaves a clear field for ho election of Hon. J. W. Cole , the repub- loau nominee. The republicans of Chase ounty have been dolns good work , und now eel confident that the county will give a majority for McKlnley and the entire rcpub- lean ticket. Di-i-lliM-x \oiiilniilloii. . CINCINNATI , Sept. 39. Hon. Charles P. aft , member of congress from the First Ohio district , was renomlnated by the re- mbllcaiis for another term last June. Mr. 'aft has been at his summer home for some , -ccks returning yesterday. Today he sent letter to the republican committee duclln- ng the nomination. Mr. Tuft Is editor and mbllshcr of the Times-Star and has other argo Interests here , on account of which 10 cannot afford to give his time to service n congress. I'tiliulUt CiiiiilliliiicM Talk. YORK , Neb. . Sept. 19. ( Special. ) W. H. ackson of Holt county and J. N. Meservc f Red Willow spoke here Thursday night o about seventy-five populists and as many cpubllcans , They are candidates on the opulist ticket for the olllces of state su- erlntendcnt of public instruction and elate rtasurer , respectively. , CLOSING DOWN OF THE JILLS u if Agricultural Depression in Minnesota Trace able to Free TraJo4Li ! ! OLE WORKSHOPS INJURI THE FARMEf _ M VH Senator Darin llcvlorm HIP 1'tilltlon Sltniilloii In MliiiiCHotH SOiniii- IIIKT Tiuir of Ki-C'im- KrexKiiinii llorr * I < ST. PAUL. Minn. , Sept. 18. ( Special Cor rcsponilcncc of The Dee. ) In St. Paul 1 called upon Senator Cushraan K. Davis. 1 fou ml the senator comfortably seated In hi : spacious law library , with a largo tabli before him , on which were laid out numer ous booka and papers. Apologizing for In terrupting , I asked him If he would nol give me a talk on the political situation , and especially In relation to the outlook In the state of Minnesota. 1 told him thai I had been traveling through the elate for several days , and that , while I found n great many people Interested In the silver ques tion , the cities and towns ot the state were filled with people who felt that the changes In the tariff had Injured their prospects for making a living. Taking oft his eye-glasses , and lighting a fresh cigar , Senator Davis said : "Until the passage of the Gorman-Wilson bill and the Intervention ot the free silver ghost walks and rake dances , Minnesota had become as reliable a protection state as any In the union. In fact , I think Minnesota seta and Vermont alone , of all the states cast of the Mississippi riven have since ISCfl never cast an electoral vote fop anybody but a republican. When President Cleve land , prior to his last Inauguration , an nounced that the McKlnley bill should be entirely revised In principle and detail by legislation , all business Interests In this state began at once to discount the Incvl- ttblo penalty they foresaw they should have to pay. The free silver agitation co-operated powerfully with the free trade propaganda. The consequence lias been panic and great depression , though I think this state- has suffered less than any stntc In the union , excepting , purl.aps , Iowa. POLITICAL DIVISIONS. "You ean divide this state Into two regions one south of the Minnesota river , the older part of the state , which has passed the exclusive raising of wheat and has gone Into diversified Industries , rais ins cattle , making butter , etc. that portion tion of the state has felt the changed con ditions very slightly , ami ( here have been no changes of political convictions sufficient to cause alarm. "In the northern portion of the state , where the people necessarily have to raise the easiest crop , which Is wheat , we were blessed last year with a crop unexampled In Its magnitude , and this year with a crop somewhat better than a fair average , which Is most entirely ot wheat and oats , corn , barley and flax. The present depression In prices and the abundance of' ' the crop aggra vates the political conditions , and If changes there are , they will proliably take place In this part of the state. " "I have bean surprised during my visit here to find so many people engaged In manufacturing , and such a large number Interested In the tariff. ' "Tho manufacturing Interests m Minnesota seta are vast , Indeed they ate no * generally understood outside. For Instance , there are Iron and steel works In Uulutll that could build most any Iron ship of war ; they could build It out of the Iron taVcn out of the soil within 100 miles of Dullish. " "What is the condition of the shipyards In that section , which I shall shortly visit ? " "You will find them building , not to such an extent as was hoped during the Harrison administration , when they were liiainly es' tabllshcd. The manufactories 'qfMInneapo- ; lls and St. Paul arc simply enormous In ex tent and they support scarus/of-.thQUsaudu or people , but they have shared 'the common depression. In the Iron mines of Duluth. the factories of Mlncapolls and St. Paul , the generally. In the artisan and wage-earner homo market of Minnesota , have suffered by the depression , and agricultural consumption bas diminished to nn extent that would be hard to express In figures. " CAUSE OP AGRICULTURAL DEPRESSION. "I wish you would give the- people of the country some Idea of how the agricultural depression ot the country Is directly trace able to this stagnation In the manufacturing and mining districts of the state. " "For Instance , the iron region north of Duluth twelve years ago was a wilderness , a desolate waste , producing nothing. They discovered iron , and opened the way for scores of thousands of people to get cm ployment In a section of country that docs not raise a grain of wheat , a potato , or a domestic animal. It Immediately furnished an Immense market to the Minnesota farmer , over a short haul , and the same Is true of the manufactories of St. Paul and Minne apolis. The regular want of employment and Irregular employment have diminished the purchasing power ot these people , and the ultimate end , looking In the future , will be as It always has been In all past time that such men must return to the soil go to cultivating It nt first for a living. and eventually Iwcoino the competitor to the farmer himself , and thus we will have an overproduction of agricultural products , and of wheat especially. " "There Is undoubtedly here , as elsewhere , an Identity of Interest between agriculture and manufactures. " "In my political speaking through the state for many years I have always Insisted upon Identity of Interest between the agri cultural and urban population. I have given an Illustration In the growth of the two great cities of Minnesota , comprising 400,000 people nearly , where- the farmers got an Immediate market for their vegetable pro ducts , and milk , and nil that sort of thing , for a distance of 150 miles around , where It there were no such market to bo had for their commodities the overproduction would perish. " PHE55 COINAGE SENTIMENT. "I am very glad to hear such a forcible statement from yon , Senator Davis , and wish you would Inform me as to whether any change In sentiment has taken place In Minnesota within the last week or two. Is the feeling In favor of free end unlimited colnaga of silver as strong as It was ? " "What feeling there was In the cities and towns In the state In favor of free and unlimited silver has changed toward sound money very rapidly In the 'course of the last three weeks , and In the agricultural regions the beginning of a change that'Way Is plainly perceptible. I could not put Itii any better than to say that a month ngrf tvo were In the same position that two 'republicans ' would be In the same monjlOn 1872 talk ing about the Greclcy campaign It looked then as If the furore were golnx to possess the people and elect Mr. Greeky. iffho change coming on then Is about tlilv name as la going on now. Give the American people tlmo to think a lLattcr over arid they ure all right. \ V" "There Is one thing I nisht | , say to the people , both In regard to protection and sound money. That U thisi You hear no complaint of bad times In Kn'glalul or upon the continent. In Englandwtfdre the au thorities estimate the rccijlntsji closely In order that there may be noj.'ort at most B very slight , deficit or mirithla. Ulr Michael Illcks-ncach stated , about flvf Mnonths ago , that there was a surplus oijOjOOO.OOO for the preceding year , a condljtw .unexampled In her recent history. . . , i "Now there has just as much been paid by the American laborer and farmer as If they had exported their sharp of that J20- 000,000 In gold to England to pay for It. " A PUZZLER. "It has ulways puzzled me , senator , to understand how any American farmer or wage-earner can want free illver and free trade at the same time. This Is Inex plicable. " "I have no doubt tha ( England's desire for continuance of the present tariff con ditions of thi * country overcomes any sup posed opposition they may have to free silver here. My own personal conviction Is that they would llko to ee us become a free silver nation , That fact would Im mediately disassociate the United States from combination with any of the great roinmerclal powers to bring about an Inter national agreement for silver coinage , and would play directly Into England's bands and to her profit , "I have recently beta 'Informed by a friend who pays particular attention to matters tors of foreign opinion that the Maneheste Guardian ( England ) , after an examination o Mr. Bryan's record as a free- trader , favor his election. If you will take a moment ti contrast our condition with the prospcron condition In Yorkshire and Lancashire , nni the other manufacturing districts In Eng land , which have been brought about at tin expense of our own manufacturing Industries yon will not be surprised at this good wll ot nn English newspaper toward Mr Bryan. " This exceedingly Interesting and Inatrnc live conversation with Senator Davis hai been carefully revised by him , and forms li Itself a more valuable epitome ot Industrla conditions In Minnesota than anythln ; which It would be possible for me to write I therefore submit It as of Interest , no only to republicans , but to all Intelllgcn readers who are anxious to Inform them selves ns to the teal situation In the north west. HOIin IN NEBRASKA. At St. Paul I met that entertaining , pic tureaqud and effective orator , Hon. Rcwwel G. HOIT of Michigan. Mr. Horn had Jusi returned from n stumping tour ot Bryan's state , and I naturally asked him what son ot audiences he had hern gelling , and how enthusiastic were the people of that stntt for the boy orator. "Yea , " said Mr. Ilorr , "I have Just conv plcted n tour of Nebraska , and have spokct at Lincoln , York , Hastings , Kearney , Nor folk and Omalia. The campaign In Ncbraskt Is already pretty lively , and I am Inclined to give the republicans of that state crcdll for bolng ns well organized today as thej generally are the last two weeks of the cam paign. While Bryan Is prancing nround in the cast the republicans of Nebraska have got the state solid against him. II they can hold their breath and keep up at the gait they have started , wo shall not only beat them , but beat them badly. " "Wero your audiences enthusiastic and sufficiently Interested to ask questions ? " "Yes ; they question you from the begin ning to the end of n speech , and nearly hall my time was taken up answering these questions. " "What kind of questions did they ask you , Judge ? " I Inquired "Principally on money. In my experience I find there are two kinds of questions ; one set honestly seeking Information , and the other set trying to put the speaker In a hole. At the conclusion of all my talks I always announce that I will be glad to straighten out any matter which seems to be doubtful to my audience , and suggest that If any one Is In doubt about any point , ho should rise and have It cleared up , " ANSWERING QUESTIONS. "Do you recall any Incidents worth men tioning ? " "Yes , at Lincoln , Bryan's home , after I got through , n man rose wno was evidently accustomed to public speaking , and said to me : 'I understand you to say no nation has ever succeeded In keeping up the double standard , that sooner or later the dearer metal leaves the country. ' To this question I assented and Informed him that he had understood me correctly. 'Then , ' said this gentleman , 'how did France keep silver at a parity with gold so many years , at 15 > , to 1 ? ' And he looked as though ho had entirely squelched me. I said to him : 'How much do you really know about coinage In France , and where Is your authority for this statement ? ' 'Oh. ' bald he , 'I read it In the newspapers and 1 have been given to understand that that Is true. ' Then I knew that I had our friend , because the best authority on this subject , Shaw , the English political economist , who has thoroughly Investigated the coinage of France , says that that country tried to keep the two metals at n parity on the principle ot a double standard for nearly 400 years , but that during that time she changed the ratio no less than 167 times. In splto of all the changes , however , and the small difference that existed nt that time , the good money left the country and the poorer money remained there. 'Did yon ever hear , ot this1 I asked , to which my friend replied : 'I never did. ' 'Then I will answer you,1 said .Mr. Herr , 'In the words of Josh Hillings , that "It Is better not to know so many things than to know so much that is not so. " Hut joking aside. If France succeeded . In keeping ' th'o' 'metals' it a parity , ns you 'and your friend , Mr. Bryan. contend , why did she not refuse to join the gold standard nations1 'She entered into a conspiracy ' 'Stop , ' said Mr. Herr , 'Is It possible that yon are suffering with a conspiracy trouble ? If you have gone as far as that , I cannot help you. It is worse than worms.1 "While I discuss the silver question , " said Mr. Herr , "pretty thoroughly , I am keeping the tariff well In front. At one place I visited the local managers requested mo not to say much about tariff. Where upon I asked them whether the speech I was going to make was theirs or mine , and went on with my tariff arguments just the same. I think that the audience upon the whole listened attentively and applauded the tariff part of the speech ns much as they did the other , and even those who had doubted the wisdom of saying much about tariff congratulated me afterward and said that the speech was all right. So I go along ami call attention to the condition of af fairs In 1S92 and ask them if they know how things went then and now , and then I say wo are in a pretty bad condition at the present time , how are you going to help It ? How arc wo going to get out of our troubles ? We have got into them by ono experiment , how are we going to get out ot them by another ? Isn't It better to return to the old conditions , to start busi ness going again , that n Imply means to bring about a period of confidence. There Is no lack of business , but there Is a great lack of confidence. Tbo quickest way to restore conlidcnca Is to elect the republican ticket. " Mr. Herr Is doing splendid work. ROBERT P. PORTER. SHHS TIII3 KIlllOll nif HIS WAYS. I > nNliI < 'iit of n South Dnkoln Silver Club Ili'iiiiilliiti'M Ili-yuii. WOONSOCKET , S. I ) . , Sept. 19. ( Special. ) The political cauldron Is beginning to boil hero. The .populists opened their campaign first and have nominated a weak ticket. The democrats held their convention the same day and demanded the office ot state senator. They threatened to put up a full county ticket unless their demand was granted. The populists after a great row conceded the demand , and Connor Cootie/ democrat , was nominated , R , E. Dowdcll , editor of the Artesian Advocate , was rcnoml- naled for the house. Last election the pops elected all the county ofllccrs except clerk and attorney by nn average majority of thirty. They have renomlnated all these county officers. The nomination of a demo crat has caused a great deal of dlssatlsfac tton , and It looks as If the republicans would carry the county. The president of the free sliver club at Artesian , Ruv. G. J. Campbell , Is out In a letter today resigning his office , and with drawing from the club on the ground that ho Is now "convinced that free and unlim ited coinage of silver would place the na tion on a single standard silver basis. " In another towr-shlp nine populists have just renounced populism and will vote for McKlnley. _ riiliiillnl I'liriulc at I.ri LEXINGTON , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special 'flclcgram. ) This baa been populist ; day In Lexington. They made the effort of the year. The whole country was most thor oughly worked for delegations. The weather tvas favorable , for while the heavy rains of yesterday made the roads muddy , this did not Interfere In the least with the proces sion , as It consisted entirely of wagons and mounted men and It prevented work on the 'arm , which set so many men free who ivould have otherwise Uayed at homo. Be sides , It was on Saturday , when most of the farmers como to town to do their week's trading. The procession was a long one , iver a mile , but an actual and accurate : ount made by different persons snowed ex- ictly J3G YOUTH In line. Conservative men jay positively that exclusive of the real- Icnts of the town there were more repub licans In town than populists. Ono man ? ave out more than 100 McKlnley buttons uul many others were given out and they ivcru worn. Dawsou county ia down for McKlnley and MacColl. \VYoinliiK I'rulilliH to Wrli'ol Kin-lorn. CHEYENNE , Sept. 19. ( Special. ) The ; > rohlbltloiilsts of Wyoming will hold a mass Meeting in this city September 22 for the purpose of nominating state electors for ho presidential contest. Halo Johnson of 'IllnoU , prohibition candidate for vice prcs- dent , will attend the meeting and make in addrcsi , KELLEY , STIGER & GO. ARE NOW UPON US , AND OUR Fine Imported Dress Goods and Silks Exclusive ntiil confined styles nro much aiiproclntod niul soiling rapidly. SOc , 60c and SSc Novelty dress poods , similar styles to the very best hljh ( grade $1.15 , $1,25 , $1 35 , $1.50 Mnlmir and SllK Armuru. Worsted Huurctto with Mohnii , Sclnlillatlnir Silk Novelties , Scotch ami KnjUsh Worsted Cloths , olo. For Tailor and Traveling Costumes The best kind of cloth , plain diagonals , fancy cloth twills and West of England contl'js. . Paris Robes A profusion of the most select Importations No Two Alike exclusive , correct and confined creations Black Dress Goods 60c , 75c , S5c , $1.00 Extreme fashion , the host value from abroad Novelties. Attractive Paris Novelty Patterns In the most superb designs. Bath costly and medium priced patterns , in largo variety. Silks and Velvets See our now Fall and Winter Silks every fdtado in Velvet odd or staple tones Waist Silks , new and attractive Brocaded Black Satin Uuchcsso Boo. Gloves for Fall and Winter Our phenomenal business attests the appreciation of our patrom for roliabltt tuid correctly fashionable KVKN1NG AND STUUBT GLOVES. Wilton Pique $1,00 An admirable stylish , well miido street glove All the now red and blown tones. Shelborn Pique $1.75 . This is the incwt tUstlnguo for walking ylovo , perfect make , sill the seasonable ) alnulcs Trefousse Pique $2.00- This is the hljrhly renowned glove , ami now with its now features , grout variety of the latest shading a upleiullil attraction. For Evening1 Wear- \Vo curry the complete line of correct styles and bhadcs. 10 and 150 button Blank Glace. AND I5TH. VOTERS CHEER FOR H'KINLEY Gathering at Trenton Largely Attended and Enthusiasm Manifested , JUDGE HAYWARD THE LEADING SPEAKER Ilcimbllrnn HnlllfH In Otlior 1'nrt.s ol the S u < e I'nivoUc Much Iii- teroftt mill Smut ; Very Illiv CriMiilH. TRENTON , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special. ) The largest political gathering of the season was held here last evening. Honey's hall was packed to its utmost capacity , when E. A. Hogg , president of the Trenton McKlnley club Introduced the Colored Glee club of Hastings , which furnished some very fine and appropriate music. Hon. W. F. Dntton , republican candidate for county attorney Introduced the speaker of the evening , Judge Haywnrd of Nebraska City , who talked to the people Intelligently on the money und tariff tinestlons and wns greatly applauded. Judge Hayward Is a fine appearing gentle man and his clear argument was very con vincing. Many populists were present nt this meeting. At the close of the speech Mr. Button spoke and wns loudly cheered. IJy hard work , and the fact ot the popularity of the candidates , the county can bo carried for the republican ticket. YORK. Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special. ) Judge S. II. Sedgwlck and A. H. Taylor of this city were enthusiastically greeted by the repub licans at Benedict last night. They both made stirring addresses and did the repub lican cause much good. WESTON , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special Tele gram. ) Hon. C. Duras of Wllber addressed a large nnd enthusiastic gathering of repub licans at this place today. Speaking In thu Bohemian language. .Mr. Durns spoke over two hours , and his logic nnd eloquence made scores of votes for McKlnley nnd Hobart. ELSIE , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special , ) Hon. W. 13. Andrews arrived hero Thursday even ing at 9 o'clock and talked for two hours The largo opera house wns crowded to Its full capacity with an nppreclativo audience. Mr. Andrews llrst took up the silver CIUM- tlon und handled It in a manner that held the close attention of hla audience , making cveiy point so clear that many populists Joined In the frequent and hearty applauso. Ho then gave a few minutes of his tlmo to the tariff question and handled It In a mas terly manner , HEBKON , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special. ) Ow ing to the Inclement weather the big Me- Klnlcy parada was postponed last night to some later day. Notwithstanding the tor rents of rain falling many from the country nnd neighboring towns came to bear Hon. William I > . Williams of Chicago speak upon the money question. McKlnley , honrst money and protection were wildly ap plauded , while Bryan and free sliver were received like a November frost. IIUTTB , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special. ) lions. Jack MacColl and A. U , Cady addressed an immense audlenco at this place Thursday night , and from the way their talk was re ceived Boyd county will do Its share to ward redeeming the Sixth from the odium of populism. NORTH PLATTB. Neb. . Sept. 19. ( Spe cial. ) County Chairman ( leorgo B. French and Thomas C. Patterson , candidate for county attorney , addressed a large repub lican meeting at Hershey last night. This Is In the center of a former populist strong hold In this county , hut republican prospects are growing brighter there every day. Within the last two weeks six populists are known to have changed to McKlnley. M'COOK. Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special Tele gram. ) One of the ablest presentations of the ren 'i'l'-an ' doctrines of sound money , protcttlwii .nl reciprocity ever heard In this city was delivered by lion. M. L. Huy- ward of Nebraska. City last night before a largo audience. More of such earnest , con vincing arguments are needed in south western Nebraska , M'COOK , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special Tele gram. ) The most enthusiastic republican rally held In McCook In years was that of tonight under the ausplccu of thu McCook Hallway Men's Sound Money club and the McCook Republican club. A monster torch light procession preceded the speech , which was the able product of Hon. N. K. Grlggs , and was received with great enthusiasm by the audience that packed the Workman temple. Music wns provided by tuo Nebraska Brigade band. ORGANIZING AT LOUP CITY. -LOUP CITY , Neb. , Sept. lU.-Speclal ( Tele gram. ) A republican club of 1C4 members , wns organized hero , tonight. U. U. Bur rows was elected president , D. C. Doe vice president. George H. Gibson secretary , anil qcorgeV. . Hunter treasurer. A committee on ronrtltutlon and bv-lnwa. consisting of W. R. Mellon , I ) . C. Dee and A. F. Worts was appointed , with orders to report at the next meeting. A. P. Callcy , T. L. Pllgur nnd A. I ) , Outpouso were appointed n committee to recurc headquarters. SIONKY. Neb. , Sept. ID. ( Special Tele gram. ) Judge William L. Greene and Hon. John O. Fellz. candidate for state senator , addressed two large audiences at the court house this afternoon nnd evening , IIOMJUBGE ; . Neb. , sept. ia. ( Special Telegram. ) The campaign for this county was formally opened here today. Prof. Curl A. Swcnson of Llndsborg , Kan. , Hon. P. o. Iledlund and W. E. Andrews spoke In the afternoon nt the opera house. Prof. Swcn son , by request to go on , from his audience , spoke for over two hours and a hilf. In the evening the meeting was addressed by ex-Governor Crounse , J. A. Piper , Judge Ben S. Baker and Hon.V. . E. Andrews. The meeting wns enlivened by good music by the Holilrcgo Glee club , M'COOK , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special Tele gram. ) Hon. N. K. Grlgijs of Beatrice ad dressed the Sound Money club , composed of railroad employes of this city , this even ing. There were about 500 people In the audience room. The arrangements had to bo changed to accommodate the people , as It was at llrst Intended to hold the meeting- In the club meeting room , which was. wholly Inadequate to accommodate them. The speech was very logical and the speak er's remarks were applauded to the echo. The speaker avoided politics , and spoke only for honest money. Previous to the meeting a torchlight procession , with bands of music paraded the streets , and gave an enthusiastic reception to the speaker. MlulNti'r * Drrlnri' for .Mi-Klnlcj- . HASTINGS , Sept. 19. ( Special. ) There Im ; been considerable talk nnd argument in this city this week as to the politics of the Methodist ministers. A poll v.-ns taken of those In attendance and It was found that out of the largo number prracnt there were only four ministers who were for Brjun , Two favored the prohibition candidate and the rest were for William McKlnley and sound money. I'riiliOHi-tl iilvr ; It ii 11 y. STROMSBURG , Neb. , Sept. 19. ( Special. ) Thu big Bryan rally , which has been post poned from time to time , lias at last been definitely arranged. It will occur here fit-p lumber 2.r > , nnd the populists will endeavor to make It the biggest free silver meeting of the campaign In this county. Speeches will be made by Governor Holcomb , Colonel Pace of Lincoln , and W. L. Stark of Au rora. HREK TO TOY MAN. The Proscription of a Great Remedy \VIIK-II CI'IIKI ' ) HIM AKTKIl KVICIIY- TIIIM ; HI.si ; KAIIID. : I'Hlnful iIlfi-act-B are Innl enough , liutvlicn a man In ntuwly wutlliik' uwuy wild watting weuk- nct < u Hit' int-nlnl fortljodlMKU uru trn timed wurve lliun thi ! niobt fCM-n ; pain. Tlierc la no let. ll | > to tiniiHmul purirrlr.i ; tlay or "liylit. Hli'tji Is iilinuDt Inii'ODillilc , unit unilt-r cut-It u ulruln men are tea rev ] y ri-nponilble fur lmt they do , For yt-iir * tliu urllcr rolled niiil iGpyoil 95 the tiuubleil bill of texiial wt'iiklu-bF , until It wun & question whether lie had not hc-tu-r tuku u tlouu of pultun ami Him t-ml all hu trouble * . Hut I > rovlilentlul lnrilrutl | < m cumo to hl < ulil In the thujiiof u cmnMimllun of im-Oli-lnm Iliut not only completely rtluifl hla cencrul health , hue enlart-t-d III * wfiik , emucliiteil purti to nutnrnl nlze uml vinoi , uml hu now ilt-clarm Unit liny man who will take thu trouble to Kdul liU numu ami uiMrefeH may have lhe prt-trcrliitlim of IliU wonderful remuily fn-e Now.vlun 1 uy frfe , I mean ubuolutely without rout , beraueo I want every weukitneJ inun ( u iit-l tliu benefit of in/ I urn nut a philanthropist nor du I pone u > an enlhunlufct , but ( line uia thoutuiuls of men vufferlni ; the mental torture * of weakened manhood - hood who would be cuii-d lit onto could they net mtli H remedy u * Iho one that cured me. Keml me your name uml iuMru > loJay. Do not try to ktuily out how I iiffoni to pay the few postuift fclump * nrceifary to mull the precrln * tlon , but eni | for thu remedy uml learn thut Inert * are u few thing * on earth that , allhouitli they cokt nollilni : to tet ; , they urt > worth u for- luno to some men uml mean a lifetime of hup- plneiia to mom of ua. Write to Thoina * Slater. 1)0 * 120 , Kalvmuzoo , Mich. , and the pre crlptloa will to mallod In a plain Kcaltd envtlope.