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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21 , 1890. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
DONGOIA IN BRITISH HANDS
Anglo-Egyptian Forces Oaptnro the Great
Dervish Stronghold ,
SEQUEL TO NAVAL BATTLE ON THE NILE
Bolillerx of Sir William KHetieiirr ,
After TnUliiHT I'onncjuiloii of Kernin ,
OiiMtll ( lie I'neinj mill .Stenl
n March on Them.
I ( CopjrlKht , UM , Jiy the AiMoclntcd 1'reFR. )
KKRMA-ON-THiE-NlLE , Sept. 20. Do -
gola has fallen nnd the nominal objective
point ot the British-Egyptian expedition has
been reached. The river forces of the Brit
ish-Egyptian expedition , pushing up the
Nile from El Hafir , landed a force at Don-
gola and occupied that place before the
Dervish forces retreating from El Hatlr
reached that point. El Hafir nnd Dongola
arc , therefore , both In the hands .of the
expedition , while the Dervish forces are
Bomewherc between , seeking a refuge.
Yesterday afternoon ( to resume the con
nected narrative of Uio expedition ) the long
range firing continued between the Dervishes
on the west bank of the Nile and the ex
peditionary force on this side. The Maxim
BUI" with their sweeping hail of flro did
great execution In the Dervish ranks , while
the field nnd horse batteries never al
lowed the enemy to do anything with their
batteries. Darkness put an end to the an
tlllcry duel ncrocs the Nile water and still
ness fell upon both camps. The night was
ono of waiting , though the silence of the
desert was once broken by a discharge from
the Maxim guns on this side of the river.
In the morning every ono was up at day
break , anxious to know what change In the
situation had developed during the night
and what would be the next move , and
eagerly scanning the enemy's camp across
the river. There was no sign of life In
\ thu Dervish works , but soon a commotion
was perceived among the boats along the
bank and a native In one of .them was dis
cerned In the act of waving something as
though for a signal to this side ot the
river. The steamer Dal of the expeditionary
force thereupon proceeded to the west bank
of the river , where It was found that El
Hafir had been evacuated by the enemy
under cover ot the night and that not a
Dervish fighting man was left In sight.
WAD BISHARA WOUNDED.
The detachment on the Dal sent back
to the camp on this side of the river
twenty-seven boats , which had been manned
by tlio native residents of El Haflr , and
loaded with a great quantity ot grain. The
\ natives announced that the enemy had de
parted and that Wad Blslmra. the young
emir of Dongola , 'vho commanded the Der
vishes , was wounded In yesterday's fight
A shell from an Egyptian battery burst
In his tent. Inflicting wounds in his breast
nnd head , the former being a severe hurt
After the gunboats of the expedition hod
forced their wuy through past the forts
nt El Hafir yesterday and had proceeded
southward toward Dongola the Dervishes
apparently perceived that El Hafir was no
longer thp place for them and they pre
pared to depart. They burled as many ot
thblrndcad as they had time for. The rest
were prepared with a stone around the
neck and thrown Into the Nile.
It Is opined that today the whole of the
expeditionary forea. will effect n crossing
s. of the Nile so as to camp at El Hafir tonight
. and continue the march to Dongola tomor
Owing to tbo lack of supply ot telegraph
cable to lay In the Nile , the terminus ot the
Held lelegraph still remains at Kerma , on
the east bank of the Nile.
Tlio losses of the expedition up to last
evening were only five wounded , despite the
enemy's hot fire. The field horse battery
and the men who handled the Maxim guns
had an especially warm corner. Durluif the
engagement the men lunched behind uny
hasty shelter that could be devised. The
Maxim guns were manned by the Connaught
rangers , nnd the tenth battalion was ranged
along the bank of the river , facing the Der
vish position. They fired three rounds at
the enemy. One ot the most striking things
noted during the light was the long range
of the enemy's Remington rifles. At a dis
tance of 1,200 yards they were able to do
a great deal ot damage , and some of their
bullets struck at least 2,000 yards from the
point of firing. Thu weather for itho last
few days has been rather hot. The wind
fiom the north has brought nearly all the
boats up the river , bearing sufficient sup
plies for the wants of the expedition. It
is the general Impiesslon here that the
Dervishes will not make any further stand.
It Is evident that Wad Blshara had brought
up all his effective force from Dongola. In
tending to make a stand at El Haflr. Even
If ho is able to recover Dongola from the
river force of thc'cxpedltlon , which has oc
cupied It , It Is not considered possible that
ho should make a stand against the advance
of the combined land river foiccs.
DERVISHES SEEK SHELTER.
This afternoon the newH ai rived hero that
the steamerx and gunboats of the expedition
had reached Dongola and had landed a foicc
which immediately occupied the treasury
and the Granstorc , the principal stronghold
cf the town. This news was received herewith
with delight , as It Is bupposed that the
enemy Is now marching between hero nnd
Do n go I a in a much hampered condition by
reason of the number of their wounded.
Their letreat along the liver b.iuk la tin cat-
cued by the steamers , which can destroy at
any moment the food supplies stated at
Dongola , If they cannot hold that place
against the letreatlng forces ot dervishes
until tha land forces of tlio expedition have
advanced to co-opeiato with them. Yester
day's engagement at El Haflr t > cems to have
altogether dlsmujod the dervishes , who
placed great rolluncu upon ( ho fort at that
jiliu'C. They believed that foit would bo
nblo to pi event the passnga of the steamers
of the expedition up the Nile. The artillery
fire from this side of thu river eecma to
have entirely disunion too them , tholr bat
teries being deatro > t > d as soon as the smoke
from them Indicated a target for the British
nnd Egyptian gunners.
\ As soon as the noun of the evacuation
ot El Haflr was received , the LOIrespondent
of the Associated probs proceeded to crosH
the river and make u survey ot the enemy's
luU position , It was found that their mud
defenses had been built with great care , but
the rifle trenches only permitted the men
n very &uort and straight front for protec
tion. Mats weio still straw n along and
within the trenches , and within the ctiaw
shelters were the remains of thn carcasses
of sheep , which had been killed to supply
food to the. defenders , Tha dead had been
burled or thrown Into the river.
Further south on the river bank was
found their biggest battery. This work con
tained five embrasure * for guns , three In
front and two at the Hides , This battery
had bcrn terribly knocked about by the ar-
tllleiy flro from the cast bank nnd from
the steamers. Still further south was a
big entrenchment fating toward the noilli
and on to the Nile. There was noticed
the snmo system at piercing tlir wall In such
A way as to allow tiling only In ono direc
tion. In this entrenchment It was apparent
that the riflemen had madea plucKy re
sistance , staying In Ihe trenches all day
and eating where they lay , as was evidenced
by the quantity of dates and water gourds
] > lng about , left on the retreat.
The- native residents of EI Haflr have wel
comed the- appearance of the British and
KgMitlan expedition and seem to regard
their advance as insurance ot a deliverance -
anco from the rule of the Khallfn and the
Baggaras , the Khalifa's native tilbe who
have exercised a cruel domination over
the Nile tribes. 1'iom thu description of
ycatcrdaj'a fight furnished by the natives
U appears that tlio DorvUh cavalry kept put
In the desert watching the fight and wait-
Inn for u landing ot opposing farces to take
Wad Biebara , the Dervish commander , \ > ai j
wounded at about noon and was Immediately
carried out of range ot the fire , repeatedly
exclaiming to those who surrounded him :
"Allah Is against me. " Wad Blshara de
cided to evacuate his position during the
night. He was nblc to remove his guns ,
but ho was forced to leave behind a great
quantity of ammunition for both thn artll
lery and the rifles , The Dervish steamer
which was sunk by the expedition's horse
battery was said to have also been loaded
with ammunition and guns.
NATIVES ARK WELL PLEASED.
This morning , at 6:30 : o'clock , the troops
of the expedition began crossing the river.
McDonald's brigade was the first over and
the soldiers were met with the wildest and
maddest signs of delight by the natives.
They shouted In a frenzied manner and
danced about the troops , singing nnd shoutIng -
Ing like lunatics. The first use made of the
captured Dervish boats was to transport
the Second brigade to El Haflr , which Is
n very fertile spot , offering plenty ot green
herbage for the animals a pleasing contrast
to the rough rocks and desert sands ot that
LONDON , Sept. 20 The Times correspondent
pendent at ICcrma telegraphs to that paper :
"Wad Blshara was misled Into supposing
that It was our Intention to march on Don
gola by this bank ot the Nile. He , there
fore , evacuated El Hnflr and hurried Into
the direction ot Dongola , to oppose our
crosslnc there. "
An editorial in the Times , with reference
to the taking of Dongola , says : Wo may
reasonably hope that the work qf liberation
was speedily carried further south ,
A dispatch from Kcrma to the Chronicle
says that the treasure chest belonging to
the Mahdlst leaders was on board the
stcumer which was sunk In the Nile.
The corerspondcnt of the Dally News with
the Nile expedition , In a dispatch from El
Hafir , says. "It Is possible that , being des
perate , the Dervishes will make n hot fight
for Dongola , though I learn there Is great
dissension among their leaders , nnd the
disabling of Wad Blshara may materially
affect the Dervish plans. "
A Kerma dispatch to the Standard praises
the clover tactics of Wad Blshara , nnd adds-
"Tho Dervishes are certainly well led , nnd
they retain much of their old spirit. "
KINDS l''OH AiniHMAV
Appeal from Murm-lllcM Xnlier
I'llMllll'H < ; lfMoi'0 .MllK.SlKTI'll.
LONDON , Sept. 20. Lady Henry Somer
set writes from Marseilles an appeal to the
Dally News to collect the funds to send
the refugee Armenians to America. The
Daily News this morning also prints an ap
peal from Miss Frances Wlllard to her
slstcis In America on the same subject , and ,
In an editorial the same Journal rejoices
to bo nblc to assist in such a project.
The Dally News announces that Nubcr
Pasha , the well known Egyptian states
man nnd formerly president of the Egyptian
council of ministers , has donated 400 to
the Aimcnlan fund.
A ont4antlnoplc dispatch to the Dally
News sajs : The United States legation has
icccived news from one ot its consuls of
a serious massacre at Ohln , in the vaiayct
CONSTANTINOPLE , Sept. 20. The Turk
ish authorities have put a stop to the de
portation of Armenians , which has been
going on since the recent fatal riots In
MANCHESTER , Sept. 20.- EIght thousand
persons attended a meeting hero today to
protest against Turkish treatment of the Ar
menians. The bishop of Manchester pre
sided at the meeting.
PARIS , Sept. 20. The Admiralty office
is making InquirlcK as to the time that would
bo occupied in fitting out three Ironclads In
view of the menacing situation in Turkey.
FIGHTING IN IMIIMI'IMNC ISLANDS.
I'lirlHlnir AnnliiMt SiumlNli Authority
Tiiklnu on u .Serious ANpeet.
MADRID , Sept. 20. Advices from Manilla
In the Philippine Islands leport the discov
ery of a fresh plot to surprise the garrison
theio , to seize the headquarteis and to mur
der Captain General Blanco. A hundred
persons have been arrested for complicity
in the plot. Ten encounters have occurred
between the Spaniards nnd the rebels , in
which the latter sustained heavy losses. In
the Island of Lumlon the natives have mur
dered all of the Spanish roonVs.
C/ar SallM for .Scotland.
COPENHAGEN , Sept. 20. Tlio czar and
czarina embarked on the imperial yacht
Standard , which sailed from hero at 12:30 :
o'clock for Lelth , escorted by the Pole Star.
EDINBURGH , Sept. 20. The prince ot
Wales , Lord Rosobery and liaron do Stnal ,
the Russian ambassador , accompanied by c
number ot military and naval officers , vis
ited Lelth this afternoon to Inspect the- ar
rangements thcro for the reception of the
Aiiotlu-r Afrlc.au Chief Snhilneil.
LONDON , Sept. 20. A dispatch to the
Times from Fort Salisbury , Matabeleland ,
dated Saturday , sn > s that Major Janner has
completely beaten the Umtlgczas tribe , num
bering 5,000 men , at Fort Charter and has
captured all his strougholds , Umtlgezas sur
DynainlterN Threaten Ilotlerilain.
LONDON , Sept. 21. A Brussels dispatch
to the Cluonlclo t > ays that the authorities
of Rotterdam have received an anonymous
letter threatening to explode all of the pub
lic buildings there unless tfio Irish prison
ers , Kearney and Haincs , nro liberated.
l.MMVVA'S GIKT TO THIS I.VDIAXA.
( . 'ItlrciiN lo 1'ronrnt .Silver htri lee mill
UlM-nry lo IltitllfHliIp.
NEW" YORK , Sept. 20. A party of prom
inent cltUens of Indiana arrived at the
Fifth Avciiiio hotel this morning. They
came here fur the purpose of presenting n
silver service 'and library to the United
States battleship Indiana , which Is now
lying oft' Tompklnsvlllo , S. I , , under the
command of Captain Robley D , Evans , bet
ter known by the cognomen of "Fighting
Dob. " The paity consists of Governor and
Mrs. Matthews and Miss Matthews , Mayor
Thomas Taggart of Indianapolis and Mrs.
and Mlsft Taggait , Adjutant General and
Mrs. Robblns , Brigadier General and Mrs.
McKce. Colonel Jamcx Curtis , Lieutenant
Colonel and Mrs. J. H. Murphy , Captain II.
T. Cornier , Cbarlos II , Wllllanib , Miss Wil
liam * , Mrs , Morris. Rots Bishop , r. S. Chat-
urd , Clem Studelmkcr , Major and Mrs. 0.
T. I > j\ey and Mrs. Klnard , Colonel and Mrs.
James P. Ross , Miss Florence Coflln , Mr.
and Mrs. C , S. Deuny , Mr and Mrs. 8. I' .
Sherln , Mr. John II. HoIlda | > and Mr. Alex
ander Holllday , Mr. I , H , Gordon , Colonel
William R , Holllday , Dr. J. Llvlngtlnn
Thompson , Mis , Oliver , Major Thomas De-
tn-3 , Mr. Guge of Tcrro Haute and a num
ber of others ,
Tlio i arty stopped at Niagara Falls jct.- .
trrday and arilved here this morning. Ex-
President and Mrs. .HarrUon are e.\pected
tonlKht or tomorrow at thn Fifth Avenue
hotel to accompany their friends to the
The silver service will bo formally pre
sented by Governor Matthews to Captain
Evans , but it will be received by Assistant
Secretary of the Navy McAdoo ,
Cieriiuiii Callioltck Mod nt Detroit ,
DKTUQ1T , Mich. , Sept. 20. Delegates to
the conventions of the German Catholic Na
tional usHoclalloiiH. which l > vKln sessions in
this city tomorrow , were formally wel
comed to Detiolt tonight by lilnbop Foley
of the Detroit dlorose. Bishop ItlcliUr of
Oic Orund Rapids diocese and tlio bishop
of Mniquette , fcpcnkliiK In Ccrnum , em-
phuBlzcd thu girding- . Upwards of 1,000
dclfirntes to thu four convention * ! are now In
the city , nnd It Is estimated that consldei-
ably more limn that number of visitors , be
sides thu ilelcgntey , have now arrived.
Deliit tti lie llt-arti Tuiluy or Tomorrow
fiALVUSTON , Tex. , Bept , 20 Eugene V ,
DelJH will bo given a heading before the
Locomotive Firemen Monday or Tuesday ,
He lutH annciiiu'cd that he will make A
public speech In 10 wiw time duiiiiL tliu
EFFICIENT MAIL SERVICE
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Makes
His Annual Keporti
INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF OFFICES
Only Tnenlj-Konr Complain ! * He-
celxeil During : Ihe Year of Cnrc-
IlMfllieNH lit IlllllilllilMr of IU'Kli >
tcreit Mall lijUmi lo > ex.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 20. U. A. Maxwell ,
fourth assistant postmaster general , has
made hla annual report to the postmaster
general for the year ended Juno 30 , 1896.
The principal divisions of the department
under his care are appointments nnd In
spector. The report shows that the total
number of postolficcs In operation Is 70,300.
Of these 60,725 are fourth-class offices and
3,635 presidential , being nn Increase over
the last fiscal ycnr ot 290. During the year
2,046 postofficca were established and 1,750
discontinued. The total number o' appoint
ments for the year was 12,090 , and the
total number of cases acted upon 15,532.
Mr. Maxwell commends the work of the
postofilco Inspectors. The report shows that
the total numbsr ot complaints of all classes
received during the past year aggregated
103,037 , and the number of eases disposed
ot 'amounted to 100,205. Only twenty-four
complaints ware received of carelessness In
the handling of registered matter by postal
employes. The employes In the postal service
handled during the last fiscal year 13,551,000
pieces of registered mall , with the loss of
only 1 per cent. Mr. Maxwell points out
that thcro has been a decrease In the num
ber of postoffice nnd mail burglaries and
robberies , owing to the killing and arrest
ot many desperadoes engaged In the busi
ness. During the year there were 2,074 ar
rests , of which number 158 were postmas
ters. During the year thcro were lti,5C3
complaints treated affecting foreign mall
matter. Ot these 8,750 related to registered
matter and 5,754 to ordinary matter.
Prof. Moore COIIICM IVout lo Iiixiect.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 20. Prof. Moore ,
chief of the weather bureau , who has been
acting secretary during the absence ot Mr.
Dabney , started west today on a tour of
Inspection of weather bureau stations. Dur
ing his absence he will deliver an address
on the subject of "Wind Storms nnd Tor
nado Frequency , " before the annual conven
tion ot the Fire Underwriters' association of
the northwest , which meets at Chicago , Sep
tember 29 and 30.
IAUfIE SUGAH HKFIXKHY 1IUHXS.
I.ONH Will E\eec l Three Hundred
ST. JOHN. N. 13. , Sept. 20. A special to
the Sun from Moncton says : Tire broke
out In the char house of the Moncton sugar
refinery at 7 o'clock this evening. Before
the firemen could reach the place the upper
stories wore a mass of flames. Nothing could
bo done and within an hour the flames had
eaten into the sugar house , eight stories
high , and within an hour It was ablaze. The
fall of the heavy machinery sent sparks and
sheets of flames 100 feet above the highest
walls. Within two hours only the bare walls
wore left standing. Thcro was no wind and
the boiler house , office and warehouse were
saved. The refinery was owned by the Aca-
dla Sugar Refining company , with headquar
ters In Halifax. It Is said to bo Insured for
$300,000 , but the loss will exceed that fig
ure. About 150 men were employed. The
cause of the flio is unknown.
TRAVERSE CITV. Mich. , Sept. 20. Flro
this afternoon occasioned a loss of about
$50,000 to the Oval Wood Dish company ,
whoso factory Is the largest of the kind In
the world. Two hundred hands are thrown
out of work temporarily. The whole plant
was covered by $50,000 Insurance , a large
portion of which was upon the part de
ICA > SAS CITV Ulllh TAlvKS I'OI&O.V.
Si ! i'ii < ren Yfiir-ld ( VI * If AViiltiiu
ICIIlN lIiTHclf for Her Lover.
KANSAS CITY. Sept. 20. Vlvle May Wal
ton , the 17-year-old daughter of a barber ,
committed suicide last night , swallowing
two ounces of laudanum. At daylight this
morning her body was found in a wood
yard , a short distance from her father's
home. Vlvio Valton was enamored of George
B. Duffy , a laborer. The tragedy followed
a sensational scene In a ball room , whither
Duffy had pone with a woman from Denvei.
Miss Walton appeared at the ball loom
very much agitated , the tears rojllng down
her cheeks , and taking young Duffy by
the arm , led him out of the room. Then she
handed him a two-ounce bottle , marked
"laudanum. " She told him she had swal
lowed the poison. She also handed Duffy
a note , which he thrust Into his pocket.
Duffy then dismissed her and returned to
his pleasure. When the police learned of
the sulcldo this morning they found Duffy
and obtained the note. In It the girl de
clared that she Intended to take her life
because of her love for the fickle Duffy.
IIIIIIT IIA UAILWAY COLLISION1.
Union I'nelllc ExiriNM CriinlioH Into
a Montana Union Mixed.
BUTTE , Mont. , Sept. 20. By a collision
between the Union Pacific express fiom
Salt Lake and the west , duo hero at 11,35
a. m. , and a mixed train on the Montana
Union , bound for Anaconda , near Uocker ,
four miles west of hero , at 11 o'clock this
morning , the enginis of both trains and
the express and smoker of the Union Pa
cific vveio wrecked , and the following hurt ,
HOMO seriously ;
John Murray , Leadvllle , Colo.
Dan Green , Leadvllle , Colo.
Qutnn J. Murphy. Hod Cliff , Colo.
Joseph O'Brien , Unite.
Charles J. Justice , San Francisco.
J. 11. Elliott , Baker City , Ore.
Julius Jacobs , Itutte.
M. M , Burdlck , news agent.
II. K. Fisher , baggageman. '
A. J. Jones , mall clerk ,
The engineers and firemen saved them-
tselvcs by Jumping. The accident is attrib
uted to a conflict of orders.
AI-'TUIL A IIAXOEItOlIS AXAIUJHIJiT
I'lilciiuro I'olleo llellete JiiNciih IlcNt-
Itillii IN III DiilliiM , Te ,
CHICAGO , Sept , 20. Joseph Bestman ,
said by the police to be an anarchist , left
at Ih Sedgewlck court three years ago this
full a trunk containing nufllclent dynamite
to ha\o destroyed an aero of property In
Chicago and to have taken the lives 'of hun
dreds uf citizens. The discovery was made
b ) acsl'Jcnt. ' Bfstman wau not found , but
tliu police received information this after
noon that ho is living In Dallas , Tex. , and
wired the chief of police thcro to arrest him
at once. The discovery of this euormcuu
quantity of explosive matter and thq story
uf Bestman himself. BO far as known to the
police , bring to light a talcot anarchistic
plotting such as Chicago baa not had re
vealed gice | : thu dark days of 1885 , when the
existence of the city was threatened sne
Spies and his comrades swung on the gal
lon u for the bomb thrown at the Hay-
market massacre. Much correspondence
with the condemned anarchists was also
Mr * . Iliiriiiiiii'u Iliixliiuiil U > | IIK.
IWIIXJEPOUT. Conn. , Sept. 20. A cable
gram received hero today by Benjamin
Pish uncle of Mr , Oullala Bey , formerly
Mrs. P. T , liurnum , announces that the
b y l dying In Constantinople The cable
gram IH signed by United States Ainbau-
* jdor Terrell. Mri. t'alllus Bey Balled for
Constantinople last Wednesday.
os THEIR sii.vun. wnnpi.vc ; DAY.
Hcv. mid .Mm. T. I ) . Wrhnirr Celclirntc
nidi Manof Their jlfrliMiilt.
LYONS , Neb. , Sept. 20 , ( ( Special. ) Rev.
and Mr ? . T. C. Webster ofi the Methodist
church celebrated their silver wedding last
evening at the church. OvcriSOO Invitations
wcro Issued and more thani 200 responded
by their presence lajjt night ; Mr. Webster
hai presided over thoUiIctbodlst church hero
for the past two years Yind has become much
endeared , both as a pastor and citizen , to
all -who know him. Mr. and Mrs. Wibslcr
were married In Newcastle , Ind. , but have
lived In this state for several jears. Ho
was presiding older oC the northwest district
for several years , facing located at Chadrou.
Ho was also pastor irt Omaha for four or
five years , coming liere from Omaha tvo
> iais UKO. He Is an earnest and forcible
speaker and the church Is filled each Sab
bath to hear hla Inspiring sermons.
Before refreshments 'were served a short
program was presented , consisting of music ,
a paper by Mrs. Mulrhead on "A Model
Husband ; " a paper by R. S. Hart on "A
Model Wife ; " address by Rev. T. V. Flndlay
of the Presbyterian ciurch ] on "A Happy
Home ; " address by Mr. Webster. A larne
collection of silverware was presented to Mr.
and Mrs. Webster for , th.e high appreciation
In which they arc hold. Cake and Ice trcum
wcro served and a grand social time was
enjoyed by all present. Those from a dls-
tancu wcro Rev. and Mrs. Conley and Mr.
Pc'.crson ot Bancroft , Mr. nnd Mrs. Fleming
and daughter of Omaha , , MUt.cs Lillian and
Addle Men-oil of Central City , Miss Nellie
Workman of Tekamah.
CO.NKEHEXCE COMHS TO A CLOSE ,
of MetlindlNt Mliilxtortt at
l > r < MCN n Orent SIIUCFNN.
HASTINGS , Neb , , Sept. -Speclal ( Tele
gram. ) The thirty-sixth annual session of
the Nebraska conference , vvh'lch has been In
session In the Methodist church during the
past week , was brought to a close tonight.
It has been all that was anticipated , and
the ministers expressed themselves as hav
ing been royally entertained. It being
known that Bishop C. C. McCabc , D O. ,
LL D.would dellverttho sermon this moin-
ItiB , the largo church was packed to its
utmost capacity long before 10 o'clock , and
many wcro the disappointed people who
failed to gain entrance. A conference love
feast was held from 0 till 10 o'clock. It
was led by Rev. H. T. Davis , D.D. After
Bishop McCnbe had finished his sermon ,
came the ordination of about fifteen deacons.
Memorial services were held at 2:30. : At 3
a fine sermon was delivered by Rev. W. A.
Spencer , D.U. Then came the ordination of
ciders. The Epworth League anniversary
was led by L. 0. Jones of .Lincoln , confer
ence president. The salvation services held
this evening was led br Dr. McKalg and
COKED n Y AV nsTimiATEiJ HUM. .
lliiteher AmlrcTiN of Symcuwe HUN an
ExeltliiK 1'Vrv Momeiiti.
SYRACUSE , Neb. , Sept. 20. ( Special Tele
gram. ) On the farm ot A. Leech this morn
ing , while O. Andrews , proprietor of the
city market , was in the fluid looking at
sorao cattle , one ugly bull from the herd
made a dash at him. 'He seized the animal
by the horns , but was thrown to the ground
and severely gored and trampled upon. A
deep gash was made. In one leg , and when
tjie bull paused to smell the blood , Mr. An
drews leaped to his feet nnd ran among the
cattle , so that the bull was 'unable to find
him. His Injuries wcro so Berloun that he
fell to the ground before "ho got out of
the field , and laid there till help arrived.
Ho Is badly biulsed nhd gored , -but it Is
not thought that his Injuries 'are of a dan
gerous character. Two , of the boys who
went In after his hat were treated to an
interesting foot race with the same animal ,
and barely escaped in time.
Siiri > rlncd Hie I'nHtor.
BELLEVUE , Neb , Sept. 20. ( Special. )
Rev. Ei nest Bell , pastor of the Presbyterian
church , and wife , were pleasantly puiprlsed
upon their wedding anniversary , Thursday ,
by the members of his congregation. The
guests assembled at the residence of Gcorgo
S. Uurtch and then repaired , to ihe 1-rmo
of Rev. and Mrs. Bell , where a delightful
evening was spent. The visitors left many
substantial tokens of their regard.
The tennis contest to bo held hero yester
day. between the Bcllevuo and Springfield
clubs , was postponed indefinitely on account
of the absence of Mr. Lloyd Swann of
Springfield. . _
Sarnj- County Hendliic Circle.
BELLEVUB. Neb. , Sept. 20. ( Special. )
The local section of the Teachers' Reading
Circle ot Sarpy County held Its first meetIng -
Ing hero Saturday afternoon at the public
school building , with Mrs. L , M. Guttery ,
principal of the local public schools , presid
ing. There were present Mesdames Gut
tery , Gray , Smith , Misses Kast , Longedorf ,
Flynt , Wright , Woods and McDonald. The
course of reading prescribed by the State
Reading Circle was adopted. After arrang
ing for the next meeting , October 3 , and dis
posing of other routlno business , the meet
ing adjourned. _
Typhoid KiMer lit Untile Creek.
BATTLE CREEK , Neb. , Sept. 20. ( Spe
cial , ) About two weeks ago twelve persons
hero wcro taken down with typhoid fever.
Among the number were W. B. Furct , one
of the leading merchants , and his wife.
Yesterday Mrs. Furst died , aged 22 years ,
leaving two babies. Mr. Furst Is still very
sick. The funeral , will be held In the Ger
man Lutheran church , Rpv. Jacob Hoffman
officiating. The reirjalns will bo interred In
the Lutheran cemetery ,
Kinicrnl of nI'loneer. .
IRVINQTON , Neb. , Sept. 20. ( Special. )
Mrs. Charles Noyce's body was followed to
the grave today by all the old settlers of
this locality , Mr. and Mrs. Noyce became
residents of Qoilglas county in the year
1S57 , and have resided on the same farm
slnco. She was bc.h } | n llgh ) esteem by all
who know her , especially the young , whom
she delighted to oift'ertaln.
W. O. T. IT , Convention.
FREMONT , Sept. 2b.Sj ( > eclal. ) The state
convention of Uio lyiouje f unchristian Tem-
pcranco union will be 'neltl ' at the Women's
Christian Temperance upln temple Wednes
day , Thursday and Friday of this week.
A largo number of doletitts from out of
town are expected and fth meeting will
bo an Interesting OQR. <
llaek ( row jtlif < 'anu > .
NEBRASKA CITV. SellBO. . ( Special. )
Company C , Nebraska .National Guards , ar
rived this morning jjfom ciipp Thomas , much
pleased with Its week's outlpg. It Is proud
of being designated the plor company ot
the regiment. _ ,
ui.oim inn IST KLOOOK"'run .STIIHISTS
Itoek SiirliiHN Meniluiut * I.OMC lleiiv-
ll > nn Hit * Jit-null.
ROCK SPRINGS. Wyo. . Bept. 20 , ( Special
Telegram. ) A cloudbutct iputh of hero this
afternoon has caused ahput $5,000 damage
to merchants on SoUtMv , Front street by
water pouring Into celUra. Tim Klnuey &
Co. , J. I1. McDerinott & Co , , L. L. Daus
and the Fountain saloon. Are the heaviest
Two men came In from the south and re
port that there was a heavy fall of ball and
rain about three mllei out. They saw
piles of hall two feet deep. Bitter Creek
Is rising , and It Is feared that It will con
tinue for some time , ai the storm passed
east. If 'so , mpre damage Js expectet ) .
Motcnifiitx oyiooenii VruMrU , Scjil. 1O. !
, A.t New YofU Arrived I i Gasco ne ,
from Havre ; Munsdam , from Rotterdam.
Balled Patrla , for Hamburg.
At Boston Arrived I'uvonla , from Liver
At Quecnstown Balled Etrurlu , for New
At Havre Arrived La Nonnandlc , from
At Philadelphia Arrived Corcan , from
Glasgow , i
WILL KEEP H'KIXLEY BUSY
Twenty-Nino Deleptions to Canton Are
Booked for This Week Alone ,
CONGRATULATIONS FROM CONVERTS COME
Limit of ( lie Mltlc lIomcKteiiil
He Trodden ! > ) Aluiiy I'Vct He-
tucou Mm mill I'lecdim
Day 111 .Novemlii-r.
CANTON , O. , Sept. 20. Major McKlnlcy
spent the day entertaining n few friends nt
dinner , looking over his mall and resting.
The mall and the telegraph arc still heavily
burdened with congratulations from new
McKlnloy converts and with requests for
appointments with visiting delegations ,
Commencing Tuesday there will bo meet
ings on the McKlnlcy lawn every day until
October 9 , nnd a number of appointments
beyond that date have been made. For this
week alone thcro nro twenty-nine delcgn-
tlons nniounccd. Engagements already
booked are :
Tuesday , September 22 Citizens ot Jamestown -
town and Cliautauqtia counties , New York ,
sixteen coaches ; McKlnlcy clubs of northern
Indiana , starting at Elkhart and coming
In a train ot three sections ; republicans and
friends from Holmes county , Ohio.
Wednesday , September 23 The first voters
and republican veterans of Muncle , Ind , ,
the republicans of Wood county , Ohio , In
cluding the Manhattan McKlnlcy club and
the First Voters' McKlulcy club of Bowling
Thursday , September 24 The republicans
ot Westmoreland county. Pennsylvania , 700
strong ; republicans of Oil City , I'm
IFildny , September 25 Citizens of Craw
ford county , Pennsjlvnnla ; citizens of Wyandotte -
andotto county , Ohio ; citizens of East
Springfield , Pa. ; Railway Men's Sound
Money club of Tiffin. O.
Saturday , September 26 The John Dnlzcll
Republican club , worklngmcn and employes
ot the Wcstlnghouso Air Brake company of
Wllmerdlng. Pa. ; employes of Spang , Chal-
fak & Co , Etna , Pa. ; Poorla , III. , Traveling
Men's club , emplojcs of the Dnqucsne Steel
works , Duqucsne , Pa. ; Swedish-American cit
izens nnd flambeau club of Rockford , 111. ,
SOO strong ; McKlnley club , composed en
tlrcly of tin workers , 1,000 strong , from
Kensington , Pa. ; the republicans of Plqua ,
the republican wheelmen of Toledo , vvorkincn
from Jones A : Laughlln company , Plttsburg ;
citizens of the Western Reserve of Ohio ,
organized by the women of Cleveland and
vicinity ; republicans and citizens of Ada , 0.
Monday , September 28 Citizens of Lisbon ,
Columblana county , O.
Tuesday , September 29 The locomotive en.
glnccrs ot Chicago , republicans and citi
zens In general of Youngstown , O. ; old
soldiers ot Sandusky , O.
Wednesday , September 30 The native
county day , arranged by the citizens ot
Warren , Trumbull county , wbeio McKinley
was born ; citizens of Bcllefontc , Pa.
Thursday , October 1 The McKlnley and
Hobart club of Urbana , O. , and the repub
lican voters of Portage county , Ohio.
Friday , October 2 Italian club , with band
and military organization of Chicago ; the
farmers of the "Panhandle" of West Vir
Saturday , October 3 The McKlnley and
Hobart club of Vcnango county , Pennsyl
vania ; the Commerlcal found Money club
of Mansfield , the wheelmen of Chicago
Bohemian-American club of Cleveland.
Monday , October 5 Farmers of northern
Missouri along the line or the Santa Fe ; the
Republican IJditorlal association of the
Nineteenth district of Illinois.
Tuesday , October C Wisconsin and Min
nesota lumbermen starting from Chippcwa
Falls ) the first Voters' club of Urbana , 0.
Wednesday , October 7 Republicans of
Randolph county , Indiana.
Thursday , October S The Slavonlsh Mc
Kinley club of Cleveland ; republicans of
Newcastle , Ind. ; veteran soldiers , wage-
earners and citizens of Maryland ; a delega
tion from Louisville.
Monday , October 12 Wage-earners of St.
Saturday , October 17 Garficld club of
Louisville ; republicans of Chicago in gen-
Greetings and assurances were telegraphed
by the Cheyenne , Wyo. . McKlnlcy club , 900
strong , with the sentiment"Wyoming re
publicans nro for sound money nnd protec
A telegram from Plttsburg announces the
organization ot the Lawrcnceville National
Wheelmen McKlnley and Hobart club , 200
Announcement of McKlnley clubs were
also received from Flagstaff , Ariz. ; Cocor-
Inna county , Arizona ; Sandusky , 0. ; Mills-
bore , 111 ; Lifayette , Ind. ; Ironton , O ; Sax-
ton , Pa. ; Barncsvllle , O. . and the Original
McKlnley club of Boston.
< ; i\iitAr : , ciiosvi : > ou's ESTIMATE.
Flfly-Koiir MeKliiley Vo < ex io .Spare-
AVItliiMit N'eliniNkn or KIIIIHIIM.
ATHENS , 0. , Sept. 20. General nrosvenor
tonight gave out a table of cstlmnt s of the
piobablo result ot the presidential election
at the request of certain members of the
press In the east. Ho aald :
The six New England Htntes , with thir
ty-nine doctoral votes , will go to McKln
ley , so I head my tubles ns follow s ;
NCJW I'nirlanil . " 0 Wisconsin 12
NPW York SO Iowa 13
N'cw Jersey 10 Minnesota 9
Maryland , 8 South Dakota 4
Delaware Kentucky 13
renneylvnnln. 3-OrfKon ! ] 4
West Virginia lilnKton 4
Ohio SJ California 9
Illinois 24 27S
Hero la n totnl of 278 votrH. or fifty-four
moro than HUlllelcnt to elect. I come lo
Homo states , which are Ktlll In doubt , to-
Knnnig . 101 Wyoming . 3
Neliraika . *
North Carolina . Ill Total . 33
Xorl.i Dakota . 3' '
Of the remaining state , Louisiana. 8 ;
Tennessee , 12 ; MIsHOurl , 17 ; Texas , 15 ; Vlr-
filnlii. 12 ; totnl , G4. Ono or more of jhcm
nro within the line of possibility , I mlulit
nlmOHt Buy ronsonahla probability. I con-
ecu1 ft to lirynn and WUIHOII , or lirynn nnd
So wall :
Alabama , , 11 Montana , , , . 3
Colornilo , 4 houtli Carolina . ! i
Klorliin 4 Utah . 3
( Ivorgla 13
Maho 3 Total , 70
These nre practically sure for the oppo
sition , although there may be a po siblo
HE CAIIRIIT III-H IN THE HAY MOW.
Slierln1 ArrexlM Mr * . I'lfRe , AVIio IK
Wiinleil In IllliinlH.
WEBSTER CITV , la. , Sept. 20 , ( Special
Telegram. ) Sheriff St. Clalr , acting on a
letter received from N , B. Neal , sheriff of
Dewllt county } Illinois , arrested Mrs , Min
nie Page , nee Williams , for a serious crime ,
so the letter stated. Mrs , Page wan ar
rested at the residence of Benjamin Wilson ,
seven miles southeast ot this city , and taken
from the hay mow In the barn , where she
bad concealed herself. She ls a refined and
Intelligent looking woman of 20 or 22 years.
Her home Is In Bloomlngton , III. , and her
husband's folks live In Clinton ,
Dr. Ilriiuii MilMl llefeiul A urn In.
DUBUQUE , la. , Sept. 20. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The D-ubuquo As&oclatlon of Congre
gational Churches meets at Strawberry
Point , la. , September 28 to 30 , and at the
request of the Bay State conference will
reconsider the resolutions adopted some
months ago , censuring the conference for
subDcndlng Itev. Dr. C , O. Brown of Han
Francisco in advance- a verdict of guilty
Dr. Brown , now in Chicago , will be put to
LEADVIM.i : STUIICr.ltS MAKE MUSE.
1'MiIowlon In HIP Coronniln Mine I'ol-
Innril liy 1'llxlllnile ot Miinketry.
LEADVILL13 , Colo. , Sept. 21. At t o'clock
this ( Monday ) morning three heavy ex
plosions aroused sleepers In the eastern part
of the city for blocks nround the Coronndo
mine , which Is the ono which first resumed
operations , nnd which wns heavily barri
caded and well Blocked with provisions nnd
arms. Tlio explosions were followed by a
fusillade ot rifle shots , apparently from with
in the barricade , and rapid , but Irregular
shots from outside , apparently from a widely
scattered attacking force , which wns on hand
to protect the retreat of the dynamiters.
The strlko 1ms been In progress for three
months , nnd trouble hns been looked for
for thi past two weeks. The state troops
have been held In readiness for n call to
arms over since the strike began.
The shooting lasted for ten minutes , nnd
nil was silent for five minutes , when desul
tory firing was renewed , nnd hns been kept
up ever slnco.
At this writing , 1:50 : n. m. , another ex
plosion wns heard , sounding like dynamite.
Ten minutes after the first explosions n
telephone message from the Coronado stated
that nobody Insldo tha barricade hnd been
hurt. Slnco then It has been Impossible.
to reach the Coronado by telephone. The
Herald-Democrat Is now being watched by
several bands of men , grouped In dark cor
ners nnd nllcjs , nnd this may menu Hint
they propose to prevent nny communication
with the telegraph offices , the watchers not
knowing that the Herald-Democrat hns the
Associated press leased wire and n long
The city is in a panic of fenr. County
and city officials arc out looking after the
work of the police and sheriff.
Bullets frequently whistle over the Hcr-
ald-Dcmocrat office and the situation Is war
1:53 : a. m. A bright blaze has just broken
out nt the Coronndo or In the Immediate
vicinity and shots arc still being exchanged.
The local militia companies have been called
out nnd nrc now at their armories getting
icady for Instant action. All the whistles
in town are blowing.
2 n. m. The fire Is believed to be the oil
tanks Insldo the barricade at the Coronado
shaft house. A telephone message Just re
ceived from the mine says that none of the
defenders have been hurt ns yet.
HEAT AMI IH'IIY A MA'S AI.IVE.
\VliHecnim In OJilit Accused of Com
mitting n Terrllile Otitrnjvc.
TOLEDO , 0. , Sept. 20. The WJiltccapr
have created another sensation in this
county by whipping a man named Hunts
man , v'ho lives at Holland station , ten miles
from Jiero , nnd burying him al vc. AccordIng -
Ing to the police , the story has only Just
leaked out , although the outrage was com-
nlltted on September ! t The Huntsmans ,
under threats , v.ere afraid to communicate
to the authorities the story , but neighbors
learned of the facts and Informed the polleo
today. The facts , ns reported to the police ,
nre that two of the Huntsman children ,
coming from the postolllce , were picked up
on tiio road by two men In n buggy and
accused of stealing a packet book contain
ing $ SO. The next night a party ot men
came to the Huntsman houi > o and , after
calling Huntsman out ot bed , seized nnd
dragged him outside and beat and abused
him in a frightful manner. Then they cai-
rled him to a grave and , putting him In It ,
covered him with earth. After a while they
dug him up again. Thou they beat and
nbused him a second time and finally burled
him again. Then they dug him up for the
second time and again lashed him and then
drove away. The two children wcro also
lashed. The affair occurred about midnight.
Huntsman Is a respectable , well-to-do
01J KELI.OWS GATIIEIl AT DALLAS.
SoerelKii nranil I.odno Will Convene
In the TexiiN Town Toila j .
DA'LLAS , Tex. , Sept. 20. The sovereign
grand lodge , Independent Order of Odd Fel
lows , convenes hero tomorrow. The hotel
corridors are swarming already with dele
gates from both Hides of the Atlantic ocean.
Ginnd Slro J. W. Stcbblns arrived todaj.
His report and that of Secietary T. A. Hosij
will bo submitted Tuesday or Wednesday
Of the 500 delegates elected to attend the
meeting nearly 100 have arrived. Wednea-
day the grand parade will embrace tbo sov
ereign ledge and minor lodges from every
city In Texus and several In the Indian Ter
ritory and northern Louisiana. This will
bring to Dallas on Monday 0,000 or 7,000 Oda
Fellows , besides visiting sightseers. Toduv
has been snout In social Intercourse and ex
changing views on questions that will conic
bcforo the sovereign ledge for discussion
and settlement , chief among which Is
whether keepers of saloons shall bo eligible
members. The largo and modern opera
houtfo has been placed at the disposal cf
the sovereign lodge. In all other particu
lars of comfort nnd official and personal
convenience nothing has been overlooked
that will oxpedlate the business and maks ,
agreeable the stay of the delegates during
the next six days.
Cl > TO SEE THIS SVMCUS Kilt ST.
UrciicrH1 .NnHoiiul Union
Vlxlt ( /.ooloulfill ( JiirileiiN ,
CINCINNATI , Sept. 20. The ninth an
nual convention of tbo National Union of
the Working Brewers of the United States
began hero today with an Informal vUlt to
the Zoological gardens. Secretary Kurzcn-
knabo of St , Louis , editor of the Hi ewers'
Journal , made a few remarks. There nro
In ( ho organization 123 local unions , with
a total membership of over 25,000. Thn
country , except the Hocky mountain region
and the Pacific coast , Is well represented ,
The meetings will continue throughout the
present week. Excursion trains for the ben
efit of visitors to the convention wcra run
today from Louisville , Indianapolis , Fort
Wayne , Toledo and Dayton.
I i * * " ' '
lltirled for TITO ln > n.
LEXINGTON , Ky , , Sept. 20. John Law
rence DouglnsH , who vvaa hypnotized nnd
burcd | In base bull park on Tburndny ,
wilt ) tin ir from hl grave jt-steidny after
having lain thuo forty-Hcven hours. Two
thousand people saw the rttiurrectlon Tlio
body lay in the coffin Ju t us when It w.-is
put there. It WUH taken in the cataloptlo
state In thu collln fro in the giotitid to thu
illy. At 8 o'clock last nlxht the J pnotttit
nli'nsfu ] Douglass from his vpcll DouglnHx
IH quite weak and may be unable to v , , ilk
for a. day or two ,
Cemetery SuiierlnteiuleiilM r < >
The superintendents of -nicterlen will
hold ih lr national convention In Omaha
In 1&9S J V. C'rulg , superintendent of For-
LiiHfi , li'i * JUKI returned from the im-
nuul ( onventlon .it Ht , Lmiln. uhara ho
succeeded In Inducing the convention to
hero In exposition year ,
ln borer SlinoU III * \\lfe.
OREHNTIELU , Mo. , Bupt. SO.--W J.
Hurittr , ti 'nbon-r ' , kllcd | il wlf * tHs morn-
jc by gliGolliiK her in thu left turrpltHo
linu tilt uhootluu vvus accidental. iUnur
Is In custody \ family of c-lilMun uru
left In destitute circumstances ,
THACIIER'S ' DUAL POSITION
Declares Himself Unalterably Opposed ttf
Tree Goitmjro of Silver.
YET HE INTENDS TO VOTE FOR BRYAN
IlolilN Party Atiovc Principleami IB
mien u Statement DcMlunril to
Prevent a Second Democratic
TlcUot In Aeu York.
ALBANY , N. Y. , Sept. 20. By making nr
official statement late tonight ot his po
sition upon the financial question and by-
declaring in that statement that he Is un
alterably for gold , John Bojd Thachcr ,
democratic nominee for governor , create *
one of the most curious situations ever
known In the politics of this state. The
statement was Issued after n loiig confer-
cnco with Senator Hill , Elliott C. Danforth ,
who wns at Senator Hill's house1 , and 1) .
Cady Herrlck , the democratic leader In this ,
county. U wns addressed to the chairman
of the state committee. It Is believed that
this course Is approved by Senator Hill ,
William F. Shcclinn and others not In at
tendance at the state fonventlon nnd is
Intended to try to throw off any nomi
nation of a second dcmoctatlc ticket at
Brooklyn and enforce a fight at the poll *
upon stAte Issues , leaving the national ticket
entirely out of the question. Mr. Timelier
declares that ho Is ngrlnst trco silver , but
will vote for llrjnn and Sewnll for regu
larity and fight tlio campaign , on stntc Is
sues only. The letter snvs :
"I am informed that the democratic party
of the stntc , In convent Ion assembled at
Buffalo on September 17 , 1698 , old me tho-
honor of naming me as Its candidate for
the high olfice of governor. I now learn
that the state committee Is to meet on Tues
day for the purpose of appointing n com
mittee to officially notify mo of that fact.
It has eccmed to mo duo to your commit *
tee that before It takes that step I should
make n statement. I rani.ot u&k for the
support of the people of the state without
frankly declaring my position upon the
financial Issue now agitating the public.
I stand today where I blood In the mouth
of June , In the presence of n convention
of the state democracy , I have not changed
nn lota in my belief nor deviated a stcl >
in my course. The commercial honor ot
this country is pledged to the world and
the world knoivs that the nation will main
tain Its honor.
VEHICLE HARD TO CONSTRUCT.
"I took part in the state convention ,
which sent delegates to ipprc&cnt the party
in the national convention nt Chlcngo. These
delegated , by participation , acquiesced In the
action of the national convention by pre
senting candidates for tlio offices and presi
dent nnd vice president of the United States.
The state convention of the democratic )
party has ratified the nomination of these
candidates. I have learned fiom thu fath
ers , nnd , in tuin , have endcavoicd to teach ,
that the democratic party is n vehicle to
cany the will of the people into effect.
Such a vehicle Is constructed with diffi
culty , but is easily destro > od. Failure now
nnd thca to perform absolutely satisfactory
service vrlll not Justify the utter destruc
tion ot the vehicle. Itnu not constructed
to bear ono Inirdon , but many and various
burdens. WhcnJho financial Mir den Is fla-
ally disposed of the people will still em-
play the democratic party to support tholr
purposes nnd to carry them Into effect.
When they do thus employ that party , I , for
ono , do not want it to be shattered and dis
membered , but to be strong , united and
efficient. Therefore , I shall cast my vote for
William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sownll ,
the candidates in duo and regular form
chosen by a majority of that convention. I
regret that I cannot be In full accord on
the 'question of flnince with1 the sentiment
of the late convention , but if my position
scorns Inharmonious with the usual attitude
of a candidate toward his party , It sboulij
bo remembered that the conditions are also
unusual. In nominating mo I must assume
that the convention wns not unaware of
my financial views , as expressed In ray
public utterances , and that it wns induced
to accord mo that distinguished honor In
View of the fact that under the constitution
a governor of tlih state has no official con
nection whatever with matters pertaining
to the national currency. It was apparent
at Chicago and Buffalo , and Is expressed at
every gathering of citizens whcio pulillo
questions are discussed , that the people nro
dissatisfied with the present condition ot ,
affairs , and I am In sympathy with every1
movement , not revolutionary In character )
which seeks to take burdens off the slioul-
dcrs of the masses and to restore proa *
perlty and peace to nil the people.
"When the republican legislature nd
Journed in May , 183fi , it left n record behind -
hind It which every democrat and tnde-
jiemlent voter in the stata believed would
bo an Issue bcforo the people this fall. No
question purely national wliould bo permitted
to divert our people in this state from
pronouncing , by a change of administration ,
a verdict against this record. Included la
the record of the republican legislature was
n shameful disregard for tlio Interest of tbo
municipalities of the state. Sixty-five per
cent of our population dwells In cities , and
this population iioHseubes 715 per cent of
the wealth of the state. As I observed
closely the woik of the legislature , and wan
mybulf an official victim of some of 1U
legislation , I am , perhaps , entitled to bo
beard ns to Its record , it wns guilty of a
grievous din of omission. Thu now const- !
tutlon requires that uniform chatters shall
bo granted to cities of the same class. A , '
commission reported early In the session
proper forms of clmrteis for cities of the
M'cond and third classes. The republican
legislature made no further attempts to
comply with the eniiEtltutlon's directions.
but , on the rontiary , pi acceded to amend
charters already cxlbtlng by taking power
from officials In democrallo cities and clothIng -
Ing with unusual power the officials In republican -
publican cities Tlio republican members of
the leglslntuiu , by force of urmn and against
thn piotcutK of hunorablo members of their
own party , passed n bill taking from the
democratic mayor of Albany all the power
over the polleo of that city , Without power
to control the police , a mayor Is powurlcsa
to enforce older and to becure pence for
his city. Similar IcglKlatlon wau proposed
for other dcmociatlc cities , but was postponed -
poned until the coming ) car , Tlie icpub-
llean legislature. In order to accomplish Its
purpose , violated parliamentary rules , ruth-
li-Bsly rode over the sacrud rights of mem-
hers , employed physical force to Intlmldato
opposition , closed the dnnrtt of t\o | \ assembly ,
to the public , and conducted Itself with nt
utter abandonment of decency and prln-
"A republican Ieiilature | spent the peo.
pie's money ns If | ( were water and then
announced that It wpud. | wring fiom the
llnuor traffic sufficient money to pay U back ,
Any ono of thcRO eln * would bo u > nplcuaui
and flagrant In a time of lens national ex-
cltemcnt , but one sin at commission calls
for Immediate popular condemnation. Under
the gulso of promoting public welfare the
republican legislature revolutionized thQ
method of dealing with the liquor ( radio
and entabllnhcd a tmrnn , with ono man
at Its head , to conliol and manage tlio
traffic. U took an Incnn&cd and In many
Instances an unreasonable turn from the
saloonkeeper * and ( pMcnd ot applying that
turn to defraying lite expenses of local gov-
vinmrnt It dlntilbutpd it throughout tha
Closing , he sa > s : "But when this great
governmental machinery U In the hollow
of Ilio hand of onn man , when he and not
the people U the beneficiary of Its opera-
tlon. popular government Is menaced and
Its defeat as a public enemy becomes th
duty of all good men. This Is the luauo
In the state this fall No step toward mil-
nl'-ljial ITfoi in rnn bo undertaken until
tbli tjucB'lou ecu bo icttltd. The peoplt
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