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If ESTABLISHED JUSTE 19 , 1871. , , , . OMAHA SATURDAY MOTIVING OCTOBER 538 1800 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. J L ' BOER LOSS IS HEAVY Uoport That Over nt DUTCH GET AMMUNITION AT VRYBURG Commandant Sohooman Eiaily Seizta the Town of Krofcodileport , DESTROYS RAILWAY BRIDGE THERE Boers Threaten Native Chiefs Who Are Loyal to Qrtat Britain. TRY TO HEAD OFF RHODESIAN FORCE Intend to Dontroy Itnlluny < o Ilnlu- vm > n ntnl Prevent Colonel I'liini. mcr IIiiltiK to llcllcf of the llrltlNh. at MnfcklnK. LONDON , Oct. 27. The magistrate at Vry- lurg Is responsible for the report made to 1'rcinlcr Schrelner nt Capetown that 513 Boers were killed nt Mafeklng. LOURENZO MARQUEZ. Oct. 27. The fol- lowing dispatch has been received here Irom Pretoria , filed jcstcrday : "Tho government has Issued a proclama tion , declaring that no rents or Interests on bonds can be claimed during the continu ance of martial law , nor within a certain fixed period after the repeal of the same. "Tho Boers at Vryburg have Hecurcd a quantity ot ammunition. Commandant Schoomnn has seized Krokodllcport and de stroyed the railway bridge there. "President Kruger Is In excellent health. " IloerH Threiiteii > utlvc Chlrfn. CAPETOWN , Oct. 27. A telegram from j Buluwavo , Hhodcsln , dated Monday , says- ' ' A Boer force Is threatening Chief Khama nnd Chief Llnchwo , who are lojal to Great Britain. The two chiefs' country lies at the cxtrcmo northwest ot the Transvaal and includes Bcrhuanaland. It seems a gross mistake for the Boers to provoke war among \ho natives. The probable explanation la that the Boer force Intends to destroy the railway to Buluwayo and thus prevent any nttempt of Colonel Plummer's Uhodeslau force to go to the relief of Mafeklng. Al ready thcro have been stories of a Rhodeslnn armored train engaging the Boers some dls- tanco north of Mafeklng. G'hitiiiuurliiliv UmlorMed nt I'olln , LONDON , Oct. 27. The parliamentary bje-clectloa for the Bow and Bromley di vision of the Tovvor Hamlets , London , held today to replace the Hon. Lionel R. Holland , conservative , was fought on the government's Transvaal policy nnd resulted In a big voctory for the government , the conservative candidate , William Guthrle , being elected by 4,328vote * ? against 2,123 voles cast for his liberal and radical op ponent , Harold Spender. The conservative majority was practically twice that eecured ot the election of Mr. Holland. PARIS. Oct. 27. Ari authoritative state ment was Issued this afternoon , formally denying the rumors ot Intended Franco- Ilusslan Intervention In the Transvaal war nnd declaring that France has no ground nnd no desire for any such Intervention at present , nnd tliat Russia la meat likely placed In the same position , adding that Germany Is the only power directly con cerned In the matter. Iluerit Are AKKre le. LONDON , Oct. 27. The Dally Telegraph has the following from Ladysmlth dited Wednesday : "Our cavalry patrols have been fired on this .forenoon and chased by the enemy near the scene of the Rlctfonteln engagement. The Boers show signs of becoming aggro- live. Wo learned of the capture of the llubtara In response to n military wire sent to Commandant General Joubert. " DAVITT GIVES HIS REASONS IrlHh Lender TcllN Why He HIM Jlcmoemhlii In the HOUIIC of Commons. ( Copyright , 1899 , by Press Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Oct. 27. ( Now York World Cablegram Special Tolegram. ) Michael Davltt has given me the highly Important tlcncd statement that follows , setting forth Ills reasons for resigning his eeat In the British Parliament : "My resignation Is prompted by three reasons , clcpely related to each other. "I have spoken In the house of this war with the Boers ns 'organized Infamy. ' This is what the clvilUed world , outside ot the Jingoes will call It. But the House of Commons approves this war. supplies the money for Its prosecution nnd indorses the criminal policy which led up to It. The only protest etlll loft to mo to make against thta monstrous action of tbe British Parlia ment Is to cease to be a member of It. "Secondly I feel most strongly about the non-attendance of the nationalist members In the house during the fight for the Trans- Mini's cause. To combat the selfish ferocity of the Jingo war policy were left only Dillon nnd three or four more of us , with an aver- ngo backing of thirty. In the division our colleagues remained In the lobbies. This Is a disgrace to the popular representatives of Ireland , who number clgbty-ono men. Bomo of the absentees nro known to bo pro- Urltleh nnd opposed to tbo Boera In this war I shall do my best , now that I am \ iigain a free man , to hunt these supporters of British Infamy out of their Irish constit I.V uencies. "Thirdly I urn convinced that It Is n nauto of tlmo nnd energy for mo to remain In the house appealing for justice to an as- bcmbly that Is dominated by money and lust for conquest. England In now the most un- the civilized fci rupulous enemy of liberty among lized nations. Her money and her callous wells of liberty c .mmerco ore poisoning tbo all over the world. "Apart from this war against the Dutch English forces ba > o Africa. race In South . slaughtered thousands upon thousands of na- tlves In the region of the Soudan , the negro In Sierra Leone , Coomusslo , Uganda and vears I have been elscvvhoro during the seven In tbe houso. " murder and robbery on "To mo all this Is a scale of Imperial magnitude and for too basest motives. It has been done hypocrit ically , piofcsalng the purposes of civilization and human edict , which the devil blmeclt would bo ashamed to assume , under sucn circumstance * 'Laitly , I ask myself this question : H two little nations like the Transvaal and tlio Orange Free State , with a combined popula- tlon Iras than that of San Francisco , can challenge England's military might on tue field of battle , con beat English foldlers , even when outnumbered , aa tbo Boors did both at Dundee and Elondsloagte , can threaten the prestige of England with the most serious blow it has received during this century ; If , I say , a handful of people can do this In their light tot Independence , the Irish race , which numbers at least 20- 000,000 nt the present day , Is called upon to view the problem of home rule In the new light ot these startling facts "Today we arc simply scolding about Kng- -vfli.d" rule In Ireland. Women could do that mc" lf that ls n" mc" can Jo > will be dead and descrreJIy MICHAEL DAVITT " ORDER CRUISERS OUT Iteport Hint n s.nuulr.iii IM lo lie Menl to UeliiKon llnj nt nn Hurl } Dnte. PARIS , Oct 28 The Jrurnal niscrts that five cruisers of the French squadron now at The Piraeus , the Port ct Athens , have been ordered lo place themselves In read iness to go to the Cape. A dispatch to the Petit Journal from Tou lon says "Two or three of the fastest cruisers have been ordered to go to Delagoa bay and Rus sian warships will follow them. " The Figaro , whllo pointing out the con tradictory rumors from Toulon on the sub ject ot the dispatch of a naval division from the f > outhtviet toast , sajs "It li certain that the cruiser Cassard sailed from Toulon to Port Bald on the receipt of an Important telegram enclosing sealed orders. " TUESDAY'S BATTLE IN DETAIL Ilrlllnh Account of the Conflict nt Illotfontelii Shovvt It to HiDlft - tlnctlj a liner Ilofeiit. ( CopyrlKlit. ISM , by Press Publishing Co ) LONDON , Oct. 27. ( Novv York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Adv Ice-s from Ladjnmlth dated October 24 , at 6-25 p. m , , glvo the following details ot Tuesday's battle at Illctfontoln. "Tho British -force rested two miles south of the point where the railway crosses Mod- dcri'prult. On the left Hank are two enormous - | mous kopjes with a smaller kopje between. " 'Tho Boers at the right at 5 a. in. fired toward the British scoute near Moddersprult , then suddenly fired nt the staff. The first shell dropped within fifteen yards , whilo' ' the Torty-second British battery promptly came Into action. The first shot silenced j ono Boer gun. | "At 8.30 a. m. continuous firing was heard i io the British right between them and the | rldgo lying In from the kopjes. At 9 a , m. the Forty-second battery reopened from this ridge , the Fifty-third following eult. The mountain battery came Into the action shortly after. "Tho Natal volunteer forces recalled from Moddersprult took the extreme left nnd engaged the Boers on a different kopje. The I Gloucester and Llverpools formed the first' ' nfantry fighting line , taking cover along the summit ridge. The Dcuons , originally reserve , afterward manned the rldgo on the left. "From 10 to 10 30 a. m. the firing waa heavy , but by 11 a. in. the Boer firing became - came desultory. At 11 o'clock the heavy Maxim firing of the British on the lett was lieard. "At 12 30 there wns renewal of heavy fir ing along the whole line. "At 1 o'clock from eny position on the firing line I saw at least 500 Boers retreat ing on Bestcr's. The total force IB esti mated at T.OOO. At 1:30 : p. m.'only a few Boer sharpshooters were left. "At 2:30 : p. m. the British force retired , though a few Boers kept up desultory flrlna. The British artillery made a splendid prac tice. tice."It "It Is Impossible to estimate the number of Boers killed. The character ot fighting wns quite different from Elandslaagte , a elnglo Boer marksman aiming at individuals , es pecially officers. The object of the attack TV as to prevent the Free Staters froni reaching Helpmakaar to Interfere with Yulo's retreat. "A burial party returned from Elandslaagto bringing Chlsholm's body and reported hav ing burled sixty-seven Boers , also that the Boere carried from the field many of their dead In wagons. The Kaffirs state that the Boers practiced artillery from Intlnehonl yesterday afternoon In order to find the ranges. This accounts for local rumors ot heavy firing. The action la re garded by the Biltlsh as distinctly a Boer defeat. " CHAMBERLAIN UNDER FIRE OnpniientH of Hln I'ollc > Continue to Ilnrnnn Him ivlth Clnrntloiiit lit I'lirllnmeiit. LONDON , Oct. 27. The third reading of the appropriation bill In the House of Com mons tod.iy gave the opportunity for further attacks on the government's war policy. Gavin Drown Clark , radical , formerly consul general of the Transvaal , accused the secre tary of state for the colonies , Mr. Chamber lain , of publishing on emasculated version of the Iloer francblso bill paused by the Voiles ruad. Mr Chamberlain tartly repudiated this. Ho said the bill was published exactly as received from Secretary of State Reltz. Thomas Gibson Howies , conservative mem ber for Lynn Regis , referred to the heavy military task before the government and eald he feared the foreign powers would take ad vantage cf Great Britain's difficulties to make an attempt upon Us possessions , All the great ponern , except Austria , ho as serted , hated Great Britain. Mr. Llojd-George , radical member for the Carnarvon district , declared the offers of the Transvaal had been misrepresented , whereupon Mr. Chamberlain and the speaker , William Court Gully , Intervened. Mr. Llovd- George then withdrew his expression regard- lug misrepresentation. The session was then cuspended until 2 o'clock In the afternoon. When the house reassembled the queen's ' speech was read and Parliament was prorogued , with the usual formalities , The queen's speech at tbo prorogation of Parliament today was as follows. My Lords and Gentlemen : 1 am hnppj to b < > uble to release > ou ot the u.\ceiitlonul dutliM which have been Imposed upon vuu by the exigencies of public bervlcc 1 ronurutulato o on the brilliant dualities whic-li have been displaced by the liravo reglmtnti. upon whom the task of lewlllng the Invasion of my faouth African colonies has been laid In do'iiR ' so I can not but express nil profound Borrow that BO many gallant ottlcers and soldiers hliould bav fallen in the performance o/ their Gentlemen of the House of Commons : I lacknovvlnlite with crutltude the liberal i provision * > nu Imvo made to repay the | expensed of Oie military operations In South iiiy L-UIUO and Gentlemen I trust that tliu dlvlm blessing ma > rct upon vour efforts and those of my gallant army to leutore peace and good government to that portion of my empire and to vindicate the honor of this country The House of Commons paescd the ap propriation bill prior to the suspension of business there , after which the measure was I taken to the House of Lords and passed I through all the atagts Miie Hundred Iloer I'rUoners , LONDON , Oct. 27. A opeclil dispatch from Plotermarltzburg , Natal , dated Octo- 'ber ' 24. soys Nine hundred and elghty- i eight Boer prisoners arrived here this morn- I lng They Include Captains PeWItt , Ham- , roor , Forthue , l > or y , Van LegBer and Dott- ut-r. T11URSTON TAKES THE STD1IP Nebraska's Senior Senator Begins Cam * paigning in His Homo Slate. TALKS TO GOOD AUDIFNCE AT WAKEFIELD DlnviiA p * the Tariff In a. 'Manner nnd I ( ilioliln the Ailinln- iNtrntton'ft Pnlli-y In the t'lilt- liilnr | Istniuln , WAKnriELD , Neb , Oct. 27. ( Special Telegram ) Senator John M. Thurston spoke to an audience hero tonight tint filled the largo opera house to Its utmost capacity and never In the history of the city did anj political speaker receive a more enthusiastic ovation. A delegation of 100 or more was hero from Ponder , accompanied by band nnd marching club Lirgo delegations \vcro i present from the other towns of Dlxon I county and from Wayne 1 The speaker devoted hla attention to the tariff question first , and made a masterly I argument for the republican position. IU > | devoted some tlmo to the Philippine sltua- I tlon and upheld the president with logic | and vigor. It was a great event * or Dlxon I county icpubllcans and the senator's speech wns a vote winner from start to finish. Senator Thuralon was mojt hospitably en tertained while hero by State Senator H. P Shumway nnd other enthusiastic republicans. FARMERS LISTEN TO KINKAID rininlnlu vinlllcj'K Tour In Inter rupted li > 111 IK-NX other Mect- IIIKM of IlcpiilillcniiN , COZAD , Neb. , Oct. 27. ( Special. ) M. P. Klukald spoke at this place this afternoon to a largo audience composed largely of farmers. The meeting was to have been ad- diessed by Chaplain Mallley , who was taken suddenly 111 and unable to travel. The largo nudlcnce , though much disappointed , listened with close interest to Judge KInkald , who Gpoko for an hour and a half , making an excellent Irnpresslon upon his hearers. The Lexington Knlghta of Pjthlas band enter tained the people after the speaking. In the evening Norrle. Brown delivered a splendid address to a largo audience. Republicanism Is nt high tldo In tills county and Daw son county will give a good report In November. ALnXANDRIA , Neb. , Oct. 27. ( Special. ) Wednesday night U. II. Hlnshavv of Pair- bury spoke to about 1BO voters in Knox's opurr. house. The weather was unfavorable for any gathering , it having rained all night and the roads were very muddy. Mr. Hln- shaw drove across the county from Tobias. Ho spoke for over an hour on the political Issues of the day nnd described Judge M. B. Reese ns a jurist , gentleman and scholar. HERMAN , Neb. , Oct. 27. ( Special. ) Sen ator Van Dusen ot South Omaha and Judge Baker addressed a good-sized audience at Herman last night. About 150 voters were In attendance. Both addresses were well received. At the close ot the meeting a re publican club ot thirty members was organ ized , with J. II. Chambers , president ; H. II. Herzog , vice president ; Colonel Ranklu , secretary , and Giles Mead , treasurer. The republicans ot Herman will give the entire tlck.ctftiso < jil voto. . SYRACUSE , Neb , Oct. 27. ( Special. ) Last night Hon. J. J. McCarty of Dlxon county delivered a forcible nnd able speech on the issues ot the day. Holcomb's rec ord on the district bench and In the gov ernor's chair was laid bare. Paul Jessen , candidate for district Judge , was the next speaker. Jessen appealed to the sterling common sense and patriotism of the people. j During the meeting several songs were ren dered by a quartet of native Filipinos , who have declared their Intention to become citizens. CARLETON , Neb. , Oct. 27. ( Special. ) A large crowd In the opera house listened with attention last night to good repub lican speeches. E. H. Hlnshavv and C. L Richards were at their best. S. W. Chris tie ot Edgar and nearly all the county can didates were present and made a fcood 1m- preeslon. The music was an attractive fea ture. CIIOWI ) AWAITS I'AIHIIAMvh. Iiiillniiii Senator Arrived \fter Ilpliiy and In AVoll Ileeelved. YORK , Neb. , Oct. 27 ( Special. ) Owing to Senator Falrbank's failure to make train connections a large number of farmers were disappointed In not hearing him yesterday afternoon at the auditorium. Ex-Congress man J. B. Strode very acceptably filled his place and delivered ono of the best speeches on state Issues heard In York. Posters were gotten out In the afternoon announc ing that Senator Fairbanks would be here and speak nt the opera house In the morn- Ing. A large audience gathered and pa tiently waited until nearly 0 o'clock , when the senator arrived. The tpecch was loudly applauded throughout. Senator Fairbanks contrasted the condi tions prevailing now with those three jears ago when manufacturers could not pay wnges and tradesmen could not obtain work. Ho described the situation leading up to the Spanish war and praised the wisdom and skill with which President McKlnlcy carried on the campaign , Ho deprecated the attitude of Americans who compared Agulnnldo to George Washington and point ed out the mercenary spirit of the native chief. The speaker defended the acquisition of the Philippines , the key to the Orient and ono-thlrd of the world's population. I.HJIIT TlinOWV 0 > STATE Ib&URS. Kdnnril llonevv liter DIKCIIHHCH Attl- tiulFH of the VnrloiiM CtniitlilitteN , WAHOO , Neb. , Oct. 27. ( Special. ) Ed ward Rcrewatcr , editor of The Bee , spoke to on audlonco of attentive listeners at the Wahoo opera house last night. Upon being Introduced by Chairman T. X Plckett , Mr. Rosowaler entuird at once Into a clear and forcible presentation of all the live political Issues , state and national , In which the voters are at the present time Interested Ho dUnusied the trust nnd war questions and Bhonctl up the sophistries of Bryanlsm i In the stand taken upon these two Important | subjects Ex-Governor Holcomb's unsavory record In connection with the house rent , ballot frauds and farcical settlement with ex-Treasurer Bartlev , was reviewed a' ' length and many present were for the firs ! tlmo fully and clearly Informed of the details cf these scandalous transactions. Mr Rosewater spoke two hours and bis speech was an educator CIIAI'MI.V .MVII.I.nV AT MIM'OHI ) Hi * IlouiFK KnthiiNliiHin nnd TnlK to n 1-nrcc Anillenee , MILFOUD. Neb. , Oct 27 ( Special Telegram - gram ) Chaplain Mallley of tbo Fighting First Nebraska opened the republican cam paign hero tonight and never In the history of the city did a speaker over receive a greater ovation than that tendered him I' ' waa by far the mc * > t enthusiastic meeting of the campaign in this locality and to Il lustrate the general feeling It need only bo compared with the meeting held by the pop ullsts Tuesday , at which W D Oldham ad dressed sixty-five or seventy men , women and children The fusion meeting was belt in the Maccabeo hall , which eeoti 110. Mall ley delivered his nddrrM In Masonic hall , which has a capacity of about 300. All the ecats were occupied nnd standing room was at a premium The speaker received the closest attention nnd wns liberally applauded. Ho paid a glowing tribute to the patriotism of William McKlnlcy and strongly en dorsed the attitude of tho'administration toward the Philippines , tils explanation ot the situation In the Islands was heartily ap * ' * " proved. WILL NOT GRANT MANDAMUS llnfttliiRn Decide * AKnlnnt the UeiiiilillPiiiifi In the Saline Count } llnllnl Cnne. LINCOLN , Oct. 27 ( Special Telegram ) At midnight tonight a message was received at republican headquarters announcing that Judge Hastings had denied the mandamus In the Saline- county ballot case. The republican - | , publican commlttecmnn had applied for a j I writ to compel the county clerk to glvo the | ' republican candidates the precedence on the ballots After going somewhat Into the his tory of the case , the decision ol the judge rcids as follows "Tho primary meaning of the word 'polled' In connection with election seems to be to register and count as votes , cause them to i bo registered and counted. Such cleat ly Is [ its mranlng In section 127 , whiro the polling of 1 per cent ot the total vote Is required as n condition to the official existence ot a party. If that meaning Is to be applied here , then nny votes which a party secures to bo polled for the head of Its ticket by fusion or otherwise should bo credited to it. That . the \vord 'poll' Is frequently used In the ( sense of 'cast , ' In relation to votes , is no doubt true. It is , however , only a derived nunnlng nnd grows out of the fact that the votes must be cast In order to bo registered nnd counted. I conclude that cither the legislature did not contemplate the present situation or purposely used words requir ing that the matter bo summarily deter mined by examining the total number ot votes cast for the head of the ticket at the last election. In either event the right of the rclator would seem not to be clear and distinct. " iiniicinjonTALKS WITH CltlreiiN ofnlley County I.IMcti to Ti\o t o < id Ileimhlienii SiienKern. ORI ) , Neb. , Oct. 27. ( Special Telegram. ) Assistant Secretary of War Melklejohn and Hon Norrls Orowu of Kearney addressed a largo audience at the court house hero to night. Mr. Melklejohn created great enthu siasm during the two hours of his speech and while many populists were present nearly all were In accord with his sentiments. Mr. iMclklejohn called the attention of his hearers to the fact that pros perity Is here and produced facts and fig ures to provo It , Ho showed how labor had been moro extensively employed and how v ? ges had been Increased. After contrastIng - Ing conditions under the present adminis tration with the Cleveland administration ho took up the war and showed how the op position favored \ho war , how the trouble all came about and explained all that the War department had " done. Ho made throughout a logical nnd powerful speech. Norrls Brown spoke for thirty minutes and waa cheered to the ecfio. Ho has many friends here , who enjoy his wit and logic. Ha has .heretofore mlide 6omo "of the best speeches over made in the/'COunty and this waa no exception. On the whole the meet ing was a success and very enthusiastic. The republican cause In Valley county Is gaining support every day. SI'KAKS AT Iiidlnnn StnteNiium Hnndlen ftntlonnl QneNtlonn In mi Abie Mnnncr. COLUMBUS , Neb , Oct. 27. ( Special Tel egram. ) Senator Chailes W. Fairbanks ot Indiana addressed a large and enthusiastic crowd at the opera house In this city this evening. He was escorted from the hotel to the hall by the Reese club , headed by the Columbus Cornet band , and was Introduced by J. G. Reedcr , chairman of the county committee. He spoke for more than an hour and wns paid the most marked attention , artlcularly by the populists nnd democrats , i number of whom were In the room. He inndled the currency question In an able manner and convincingly exploded the fal- clcs of W. J. Bryan on that subject. He ouchcd on expansion and imperialism and eft no doubt In tbo minds of his bearers hat the administration was pursuing the iroper course In these matters. The treaty t Paris and all the prominent events since hat date were fully discussed and lett no doubt In the minds of his. audience that 'resident McKlnlcy could not with honor withdraw the American flag from the Philip pines. That the senator made votes here onlght Is generally conceded. mscussns wonx TOPICS. I'UNMeN from Silver ( tuentlon to TrnMN a nil I'reNldent'N Wiir 1'ollcj. BEATRICE , Neb. , Oct. 27. ( Special Tele gram. ) W. J. Bryan spoke hero this after noon , coming from Cortland , where ho nd- Iressed an audience earlier In the day. Ho was escorted from Cortland by a committee ! rom Beatrice. His speech was made from an out-door platform. The day was pleasant and a fair-sized crowd wns present. Mr , Bryan , In the beginning of his speech , referred to the silver question , nnd this portion tion of the address was prolonged by ques tions from the audience. The greater portion tion of his talk was devoted to trusts , im perialism and the course of the adminis tration In dealing with the Philippine ques tion. He also gave some time to a defense of the income tax. Hnliier DlnneetN I'npoerntx. ASHLAND , Neb. , Oct , 27. ( Special Tele gram. ) E , J Halner of Aurora , former con gressman from the Fourth district , deliv ered n stirring nddrcrs to the voters ot this precinct tonight. Mr. Halner began his speech by referring to state Issues , showing up the records of the- fusion "reformers. " Ho then spoke on national Issues , taking advanced ground on the subject ot expan sion nnd showed the record of the demo cratic party from the tlmo of Jefferson to favor larger development of the nation. He touched on the question of "government without the consent of the governed , " ask ing the popocratn whether the Indians con sented to the settlement of America by the white people nnd tracing the question up lethe the present time. Mr. Halncr's speech was a logical and clear presentation of the Is sues. CroiiiiNi * SicnUn nt Illnlr. BLAIR , Neb. . Oct. 27. ( Special Telegram ) Governor Crounso spoke to a well-filled house tonight at Kennard and bla address along the line of state and national Issues was well received Tbo county holds him In high esteem , and his words fell with heavy weight on bis audience that had gathered to listen to tbo distinguished fellow citizen. Many a democrat went home from the meetIng - Ing thinking new thoughts , I'nlltlenl Dehiite nt MemiihU. MEMPHIS , Neb , Oct 27. ( Special ) A conflict in dates In republican and populist meetings at Memphis was the occasion of a joint debate between Charles H. Sloan of Geneva and Congressman Stark of Aurora P. J , Hall was chairman for the republicans and Grecley Gtlkcrson for the populists. REPUBLICANS HOLD LEAD FusionUts Fall Further Behind on Second Day of Registration. . DEMOCRATIC LEADERS SORELY PERPLEXED I'ercetttnfre of Votem Who IJeoIInc to hprolfj Thplr 1'nrty Afllllntlniik In Iiicrennpil In Aciirl ) I'rci'luct. nncJivrii.vTiox IN OMXHA. lat lid Iliiy. Iln > . Totnl. Itentihlleniin MIT. S.H. % lSiO : Ueiiioerntn l , tM l.SMK irll ( ) foiinllntn Ill HI US. , i Silver It.-ii'im 5(1 ( . ' ! KIT , No inintter SOS l.r . " . : : S'Ml Totnl (1,7(7 ( ( n.tur. iu.ini : exer ( over fiinlim- Itt'llllllllcilll CXlH'Nn OT till otiiviH . inos The predictions ol the party managers that tlio second day of registration would bo an Improtemcnt upon the first In the i work of getting out the voters ot the city were not substantiated by results , ns the | registration fell several hundred short of the figure reached the first da > . During tlio I day the registration was dlscouraglngly slow , but during the late hours of the afternoon and the closing hours of the evening rnoru spirit wns manifested around the booths. Especially did the predictions of the fusion managers that they would win n lap or two In jcsterday's registration , to atone for their backwardness the previous week , provo un timely. During the entire day the repub licans maintained their lead remarkably well. The proportion of republicans to the total vote registered jcsterdaj was not quite ns high as laet week , but It was ample. In the registration of the first day 05 per cent of the totnl vote gave their party alllllntlon ns republican. 22 per cent ns fuslonlsts and 13 per cent refused to state their party pref erences. Yesterday 53 per cent of those reg istering piofcsscd to be republicans and 24 per cent fuslonlsts , leaving about 23 per cent unidentified" as to political animations. The republican managers were naturally elated over the way the thing was going , whllo the fuslonlsts were correspondingly de pressed. The latter were much perplexed at eome of the names they found enrolled as republicans and were unable to explain the situation , as they pretended to find many enrolled as republicans whom they had known formerly as fuslonlsts nnd workers In the fusion cause. One of the party managers stationed at headquarters unburdened his wow as follows : "I cannot understand why some of these fellows nro registering as republicans. Why. in looking over the lists I can find listed as republicans over 100 men whom I know to be democrats. 1 tell you there Is a big sur prise In store for somebody on election day. I haven't any doubt that when the registra tion Is completed three-fifths of the voters will too listed os republicans. In a total vote of 20,000 , It these men vote as they refelstor. tals-'would-givei-tho-republicans 4,000 ma jority. Take the Fourth precinct of the Third ward as an example. A year ago there were eighty-one republican votes cast there and eighty fusion votes , with a few scattering , making the total 183. During the first day of registration last week there were ninety-seven votes registered In the precinct , of whom forty-four registered as republicans and nlno as democrats. Why , hero Is ono follow who Is registered as a re publican who wants to officiate as a dem ocratic Judge of election and I am told that eomo members of the Jocksonlan club re- fueod lo give their party affiliations. " An Incident that occurred In oneof the precincts of the Fourth ward may ex plain the fact that many who have here tofore been recognized as fuslonlsts are en rolling themselves as republicans. When ono of the applicants for registration cn- counterml the query , "With what party do jou wish to affiliate ? " he replied : "With the republican party until the war Is over. ' In South Omaha the registration yesterday exceeded by a considerable figure that of the first day and ran remarkably even , BO that at the close the republicans had 954 , ' I r CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forociat for Nebraska 1'nlr , Warmer , Variable Winds. Tcmttcrntiirc nt Oninhii jeMerdi > i Totals , two divs. | 713 | 20I | 20 S 157 1111 South Oni'ilin , FIRST "WARD. First . . 07 21S Second SI IS I Third . . 100 1ID Totals | 27S | ISO ] 01 ! 571 . SECOND WARD. First 71 74 | 3 . . . 61 211 Second 70 Co RJ 1S7 1'hlrd 2J 25 t . . 2J 74 ' Totals . 1 7 | 61 7. . . . 133 472 THIRD WARD. First 5. 49 7. . . . 671 1RT > Second i'S 77 6. . . . 40 IIS Totals 77 12C U. . . . 07 313 FOURTH WARD. First I 1S | 60 | 1 | . . . . | 61 | 14D REGISTRATION IN SOUTH OMAHA. First Second day. duy. Total. Republicans 414 : " > 40 ! > 54 Democrats 410 Ell ! I4'I ' Populists 3i 30 No answer 2H 3S2 C2ii Totals 1,100 1,503 2,603 A in : i.t THI : LUAD. Overwhelming Majority ( if Them Have IleKlnterrd lit Lincoln. LINCOLN , Oct. 27. ( Special Telegram. ) Today's registration shows an overwhelming majority of republicans , the proportion be ing about tbc same as the first registration. The Indications are that u light vote will bepolled. . Those registering , Including both days , expressed their politics an follows : Republicans , 1,817 ; democrats , 122 ; populists , 07 ; prohibitionists , 25 ; silver republicans , 52 ; refused , 322. CRUSADE AGAINST ROBERTS Ming Helen Could Donnten KiinOn to Mnltc the Cniuiiulffii Ariilniit Him. NEW YORK , Oct. 27. Miss Helen Miller Gould has given $6,000 to the League for Social Service , to be used In a crusade against Mormonlsm. The league has Issued 1,000,000 pamphletb In pursuance ot Miss Gould's directions. They are aimed directly at Mormonlbtn and Urlghani II. Roberts as congressman and will be distributed all over the country. When they are exhausted mil lions moro will follow thorn. The pamphlets and blank petitions will bo sent to 50,000 clergymen and to hundreds of clubs and societies. These , together with a varied assortment ot other printed matter , arc expected to enlist the co-operation and financial support ot people of all classes throughout the country. Clergymen will bo asked to preach on the subject of Mormon practices and also to take up collections for use In tbo crusade against them. AH fast as the blank petitions are filled In they era to bo returned to the league In New York. Only the names of qualified voters will bo solicited for the petitions and Instead of presenting the names In a single. list there will bo a separate petition for each con- grcEslonal district. When they are re- colvcd by the league they will bo presented to the respective congressmen of the districts. CAPTAIN WATKINS' PLEA WINS Cnltod htnteN hniier li ln c Innneetor of Mrnm VeNNclH MndlfleM tinier SiiNIiendlnir HI" I.leeiiHe. NEW YORK , Oct. 27. Captain George H. Starbuck , United States supervising Inspec tor of steam vessels , has modified the order of the local board of Inspectors In mispcnd- Ing the license of Captain Frederick II. Watkins - kins of the American Line steamship Paris , for two years , because ot his running that vessel on the rocks near the Manacles , off the coast of Cornwall on May 21 , last. The ruling of the supervising inspector suspends the license of Captain Watklns for six moths , dating from jestenluy , October 26. This artlon was taken on the pica of Captain Watklns that the grounding of the Paris wns duo to an error on his part and not to carelcFsnesH , FIGHT FOR WICHITA STREETS Ilntrlet .Jinlue J > nle CirnntH Perma nent Injunction HeNtrnliiliiK Street llulMtny from OieratliiKt WICHITA , Kan. , Oct. 27 Judge Dale of the district court granted a permanent In junction restraining the Wichita Street Rail way company from operating Its plant and ordering all the cars and track from the street The Injunction was asked as a last resort by the ma > or and city council to get a new sjstem of street railway A company with $200,000 capital was or ganized two months ago and given a fran cblso by the city council to build a now line , but the old company refused to surrender the streets. BIG MINERS' STRIKT ENDED Vnllev Coal Compiiny Grnnta Deiiiiiniln Mmle Ii ) ' .Miner * with Due Kxveiitlnn , SPRING VALLEY , III , Oct. 27 The big strlko Inaugurated by the 2,000 miners on the Spring Velley Coal company on October 17 was brought to an end today All the demands of the organization were granted except that of weighing coal at the bottom of the shaft * , and this was not | prettied by the unlop DONE TO HELP BRYAN Reason Why William Neville's Name WRS Placed on the Democratic Ticket. SOME INSIDE WORKINGS OF THE COMBINE Interesting Revelations Made in the Tostl- mony in Bojlo Contest Oase. Al TEMPT TO HOLD PARTIES TOGETHER Harrington Forced Off and Neville Substi tuted in Boy Orator's Interest. ACTION MAKES ENEMIES FOR NEVILLE ItellnMe Infnrnintlnti from the > Mxth Indleiiten ( lint the lleiinlt Ilcnn l'nr ( > Stniidn 11 ( iuod dinner \VtiinliiR. . LINCOLN. Oct. 27. ( Special. ) According to tlio rcporte\l self-confessed statements of Walter II. McNccl , secretary of the demo cratic congressional convention of the Slxtn district , the attempt to place Neville's name on the ticket ns the democratic nominee for ccngress wns made In the Intercuts of W. J. llrjnn as tbo presidential nominee In 1000. This eomcnhat sensational tllBcloauro was undo today In the county court In the case of Juan Bovlo ngnlnst Sen-rotary of Stnto 1'ortcr and In addition to the assertion relating to Brjan , McNccl la reported to ha\o admitted that Novlllc wns not the man for the democratic nomination. Tlio case came up before Judge Cochron on the order of the court for Secretary I'orter to appear and show why the name of Ncvlllo should lie certified as thp demo cratic nominee. Secretary I'orter foiled to ' . appear as ordered but was represented by | A. S. TlbbUts. Juan Hoylo was present i with his attorney , A. J. Sawyer , and William ' Neville was repri-Bcnted by his law partner , ' A. P. I'arsons. The attorney for the Hocrc- tary of state raised tlio objection that fho J , ' county judge w.is without jurisdiction to try the case , but this the court overruled. The only defense entered by the dcfeniTant waa along the lines laid down In his decision last 'week. ' Juan Uojlo presented a long petition containing over twenty distinct points In support of his assertions that no meeting of the congressional committee w n held and further that It had no authority to fill vacancies on the ticket. A number of depositions were submitted to the court corroborating Baylo's assertions. Among them was ono signed by Dcach I. Illnman of North Plattc , In whoso offlco the men who appointed Novlllo mot. He teatl- ' ncd under oath that "at the time of the meeting of Messrs. McNecl and Bojlo on the 9th day of October I met Mr. McNccl and Juan Boyle during the day and 'they were at my office during the day. In the evening , I should say about fi o'clock , I wont to Mr. Harrington's office In his store- * and they were there discussing the legality of the meeting that had been called I announced to the throe Harrington , Boyle and McNecl that Mr. Novlllo had served five years as register of the land office under the appointment of Cleveland and that directly aftorwnrds he was elected to the office of judge by the populists nnd democrats. I nominated him made the nominating speech and that during that time he never had helped a democrat to anything. Ho em ployed a.nephow , a republican , as dork and stenographer during all that time and that If ho went to congress no democrat would get anj thing. In llrinn'n Interest ! . "McNool said very emphatically , " the dep osition continues , " 'Wo know all that to bo true , ' but the substance of the balance was , 'Wo arc working for Bryan's election next year. " "Thero were some other words , but I cannot glvo them all. All three Harring ton , Boyle npd McNeel said that they did not know of .my resolution giving authority to the congressional committee to fill va cancies If any should occur In the nominee for congress In the Sixth congressional dis trict ; that some parties claimed that there had be ii such a resolution , but that they did not know of It. " Walter II. McNeel was put on the stand and questioned by Mr. Illnman. "Did I not also state that If Neville was elected to congress this tlmo that ho would also go the second tlmo in splto of you , " asked Mr. Hlnrnan , "and that when ho got there the democrats of the Sixth district would not got a smell of any offlco ; that thoj ; would all go to his nephews as they had heretofore , or to popullsta ? " "I do not icmember over Scaring his nephews mentioned , " replied McNecl , evasively. Other testimony of Mr. McNcol concern ing the minutes and proceedings of the con vention was Introduced , In which the de ponent said that ho had no record ot a resolution elution authorizing the committee to fill vacancies. Ho also admitted that bo had given the records to A. F. Parsons , Neville's attorney , to bring to Lincoln nt the time or the hearing before Secretary of State Porter ter , When aokcd who authorized him to call the congressional committee together October 9 at North Platte , ho replied that ho called the meeting as a member of tbo com mittee , having no other authority. Additional light was thrown upon the pro ceedings of tbo convention by the deposi tion of Pr. n. F , Baxter of Lexington , who Introduced the resolution creating the con gressional committee , his testimony concern ing the resolution being an follows : "I made the motion that the democratic congressional committee for the ensuing year consist of the chairman and secretary of the democratic county central commltteo of each respective county In the district and upon that motion being paused , just after the vote was taken , HO mo one suggested that It be empowered to fill vacancies and wanted to know whether I had any objection. I stated that I had no objection , but that It would have to bo done by resolution. Just at that moment a report carmi In that the conference commltteo wau ready to report and nothing further was done with It ami It ended just there. There was nothing further done regarding any such power until aftertlio conference bad reported that ull overturns had been refused and that no agreement was made , when Mr Harrington got up and of- fcrcd to withdraw the consent of the com mltteo , and after ho had made his talk ioma one made a motion to adjourn and our ex- Kansas populist delegate , Colonel Flebarty , jumped on to a clmlr and was waving his hand and proclaiming that the committee must bi empowered to fill vacancies. No ono paid any attention to him and the motion to adjourn carried " The trial of thn case will be continued be fore Judge Cocbran tomorrow. Secretary I'orter IK not worrying about the result , an the certificates have already been sent out and probably cannot be recalled , The case | Important , however , lor If it la found that Secretary Porter was not justified In sending out the certificate * ) there would bo Good