LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - July 25, 1890, Lemars, Iowa 1^ 1^ 0.59, LE MARS, IOWA, FRIDA'S, JULY 25, 1890. ISSUED SEMI-WEEKLY. S2.00PER YEAR The Nebraska State Republican Convention Meets at Lincoln. HOWE IN TttE CHAIR. Richards Noiiiinatca for Governor on the Fourth Ballot. A DEAD CALM ON PROHIBITION. Of Fall and Winter Goods. s JBut before leaving he Instraoted the Boya to As there Mast be Iloom made for the CARLOAD LOTS -Which will Arrive-- THE LAST OF AUGUST. Remember that we are the onlv House in this Corner of the State, who furaighea yoo with a -*fFuI1 New Stock-!*- EVERY SfeASON Frorq Whicli to Select. Thii wili'maM^^^^^ Fall Stocka brought to LeMars in aa many Seaaona, which meana that WiS db Biisiness Platform ISiidorses Hnrrlson's Adniliilg-tration, Favors Secret Ballot System, . Opposes lianil Monopoly, Recognizes Iial>or's Right, Denounce I11�bh1 Use of Corporations' Powers, Favors a Service Pension, Demands Reduction of Railroad Rates-The Proceedings. MS And^keepoair Stock Nei^ and; Fr()^ 5 lowa.^ Lincoln, Neb., July Ui.-Mr. Rich-arfls called the Republican state convention to order at 8:50, amid cheers, and asked the secretary, Walt M. Seely, to read the call. After the reading of the call Judge Barnes nominated Church I7owe for chairman. Col. E. D. Webster nominated John C. Watson of Otoe, and M. A. Walker of Pawnee seconded the nomination of Howe, and Tom Swobe of Douglas seconded the nomination of Watson. As the votes of the various counties were announced they were greeted with cheers. When Douglas county cast sixty-nine votes for Watson a deafening shout wont up. The chairman announced the first vote as follows: Howe, 5)8; Watson, Howe was declared elected, and the announcement was greeted with deafening cheers. Col. Webster escorted Howe to the platfoi-m. Mr. Howe thanked the convention for the honor accorded him. He said he was fearful ma^y did not understand the position politically. They had not traveled � enough through the state to know the wrangle going on, "This convention settles thousands of votes. Remember the old party and what it has done for us. I beg of you to go slow. The did ship is leaking and you want inepi�r|bji can .work the pumpsi- ,1 trust thatoifr de.iberatioiis wiU be harmonious," The'speech was greeted with cheers. M. I. Aiken of DouKlas was chosen secretary and Q-. J*'. Kennardof Cuming assistant secretary.^ On motion it was decided to admit the list of delegates as recommended by the state central committee. This was passed without a dissenting vote. Frank Simmons arose and asked which faction from Sioux county was to be recognized as 'the proper delegation. Motions were made by the representatives of both sides favoring both the admission of D. P. Davis and L. J. Simmons, leaders of both delegations. On motion ten minutes was allowed for both delegations to present their claims. , L. J. Sunmons was fli'st allowed to speak for his delegation. He said no one had a right to contest his delegation. D. P. Davis presented the other side. Mr. Davis could not talk loudly, and it was the general opinion that the three votes should be thrown out entirely. An amendment was offered that Simmons be seated. This was voted down. The original motion, favoring Davis, was carried with a deafening shout. The chairman called the attention of the convention to the fact that there wore about half a dozen proxies, and asked what should be done. No action was taken. Mr. Walker of Pawnee moved that the temijorary organization be made I)ermaneut: Webster of Hitchcock moved that John C. Watson be made Eermanent chairman. This was greeted y hisses. ' Mr. Watson said that he tried to withdraw his name, as it had been presented withont his knowledge, and that the chair had not. treated him with respect. The chair claimed that he did not see him, and Watson said that all he wanted was to show that he was not standing in the way of the permanent organisation. Mr. Rosewater said that an iiuportant crisis in the history of the party was uiK>u:us-that.upon the deliberations of this night would depend: either the success or failure of the party. He desired to call attention to the customs of/both parties in the adoption of their national platforms-the custom prevailini^' to adopt a platform in advance of nominations.. eU moved that the same system be adopted here, and that a committee on resolutions be named at, once and a platform reported and adopted; This, called forth macb discussion; the roll,^as called, and a committee ap-. pointed consisting of the following named gentlemen: Magoon, Lancaxter; Eeckley, York; Hammond, Dodge Interest of tho Repubiiean party the Rcirablican state convention of Nebraska, now assembled, declare In favor of the adoption of tiie ponding prohibitory amendment to tho constitution, and pledge tho party to its support and Its strict enforcement by suitable laws. By Mr. Ballard. . Whereas, Tho Republican party of Nebraska has rcdeemeU its jjledge to the peoplo by subfiiittlng tlie question of prohibitingor licensiug the traffic in intoxicating liquors; and .. Whereas, We rbpognize Its right by the people to doterrainq that question; theroforo Resolved, That^ wo, the Ropublicajis of Nebraska in convention assembled, hereby pledge ourselvoii to the earnest and impartial enforcement of whatever constitutional provisions may be adopted by the people. The following, from some unknown source, was presented. Resolved, That , should tho amendment prohibiting tho manufacturB and sale of 'intoxicating liquora be adopted atthe comlni? election, tho Republican party hereby pledges itself to use all honorable efforts to carry tho same Into full offieot. By Mr. Scoville: Wo condemn the practice that has grown up In this state of removing causes from the state to tho federal courts upon the pretense of local prejudice, but in reality for the sole purpose of enabling tho parties asking; the removal to receive attorney ^ees which could not be recovered in the state courts, and wo urge upon congress the "erinistmont of such amondmont to tho pwesentla^^ft^ will prevent such abuses. j. "/.'S"' The convention Jreassembled after two hours'recess. f \ - ; . , Will GKirley of jC�maha.pp^.and'.told the convention to be caref ui'of their selection of a sailor to man the ship of state. He wanted honorjible men and loyal men chosen, wanted all personal interest subservient to public interest, and talked good sense for five minutes. L. W. Colby talked about party and parties, and gave the Republican party a good send off at the usual rates. He roasted Jim Blaine incidsntally, and said the Republican party could not agree, and a yell was set up that lasted fully ten minutes. Colby stood on the stage and did not know what to do. After ten minutes of howling for Blaine a chorus wfis struck up, "Blainel Blaine, Jim G. Blaine" and Colby evaporated. The following platform was adopted: Tiio Platlorm; The Republicans of Nebraska reiterate and cordially endorse the fundamental principles . of the Republican party, as enunciated by a succession of national Republican conventions from 1856 to 1888, and we believe the Republican party capable of dealing with every vital issue that concerns the American pebple, whenever the rank and file of the Republican partj; are untrammeled in the exercise of their political rights. We heartily endorse the wise and conservative administration oil President Harrison. We also fully approve the wise action of the Republican jnembers of both houses of congress in fulfilling the pledges of the party in legislation upon the coinage of silver and other measures of national importance, and congratulate the country upon the continued reduction of the national debt. We most heartily endorse the action of the Republican congress in passing the disability pension bill and the Republican in'esident who approved the same, and regard it as an act of justice too long delayed, because of the opposition to all just pension legislation by a Democratic president and a Democratic congress; yet we do not regard it as the full recognition of the great debt of obligation which the government and the people owe to those heroic men by reason of whose sacrifices and devotion the union was saved and the government restored. ' We hold an honest, popular ballot and a just and equal representation of -all the peoplo to be the foundation of our Republican government, and Jemand effective legislation to secure mtegrity and purity of elections, which are theioundations of all public authority. We favor such a revision of the elec-laws of the state as. will guarantee to every voter the greatest possible secrecy in the casting ot his ballot, and secure the punishment of any who may attempt the corruption or intimidation of voters; and we favor the Australian ballot system for all incorporated towns and cities, applicable both to primal-v and regular elections, so far as it comforms to our organic law. . > We oppose land monopoly in every form, demand tho forfeiture of unearned land grants and the reservation; of the public domain for homesteaders only.; We recognize the right of .labor to organize for its protection, and by all lawful mdans to secure to itself the greatest reward for its thrift and in-dustry. We are in favor of laws compelling-railroads and manufacturers to use ap-; plianees which science supplies for the OTotectJon of laborers against accidents. We demand the enactment of a law defining the liability- of employers for Injuries sustained by employes in such cases whereproper safeguards have not been used in occupations dangerous to life;^limb oj- health. Railroad and other public: corporations should be subject to control;'through the legislative ^power^ thatij^^created ;thenl." iTheir undue -inr^ fluencdiu legislation and'courts, and, of unnec&eiarj burdeas. upon the?, people' and thejillegitimfite increase of stpd^or capitalfUiould be prohibited by Btrinjgerit laws.'^^;^$ Jemand of .state thiif.^ prope.'ty of corporations shall be taxed the Kisme as that of individuals; that the provisions of our constitution requiring tlio assessment of franchises fihall be enforced by suitable legislation. We do further repeat our declaration in favor of a just and fair service pen-.sion, graded according to length of service, tor every soldier and sailor who fought in behalf of tho Union, and by reason of whose services, sacrifices and devotion the government now exists. We demand the reduction of freight and pa.s8enger rate^ on railroads to correspond with rates now prevailing in tire iidjacent states to the Mississippi, and we further demand that the legis-liiture shall abolisli all passes and free transportation on railroads excepting fur all employes of railroad companies. We demand the establishment of a system of postal telegraphy, and re-niiiest our members in congress to vote tor government control of the telegraph. Owners of public elevators that receive and handle grain for storage should be declared public warehousemen, and compelled under penalty to receive, store, ship and handle the grain of all persons alike, without discrimination, the state regulating charges for storage and inspection. All railroad companies sljould be required to switch, haul, handle, receive and ship the grain of all persons, without discrimination. We favor the enactment of more stringent usury laws and their severe enforcement under severe penalties. The Republican party has given the American people a stable and elastic currency of gold, silver and paper, and has raised the credit of the nation to one of the highest of any country of the world, and their efforts to fully remon-etize silver should be continued until it is on a perfect equality, as a money metal with gold. We favor the modification of the statutes of our state in such a manner as shall prevent the staying of judgments secured for work and labor and the enactment of such laws as shall provide for speedy collection of the wages of our laborers. We favor a revision of the tariff in the interests of the producer and laborer. The import duties on articles of common use should be placed as low as is consistent with a protection of American industries. We endorse the action of the interstate commission in ordering a reduction of the grain rates between the Missouri river and lake ports. We denounce all organizations of capitalists to limit production, control supplies of the necessaries of life and the advance of prices detrimental to the best interests Of .&^S:e(y, and an unjustifiable interfereildeX:with � the hattiral laws of competition and' trade,.and ksk their prompt suppression bjr law. " ^ , state Central Committee. The following were chosen as members of the central committee: Lewis .Herbert,.Scotia; J. T, MallUue, Buffalo; J.C. Burch, Wymore; E. A. Gilbert, York; T. C. Callihany FrieadTW;' (H. Needham, Coleridge; L. BlCary, Sidney; Ed R. Sizer, John E. Hass, Lincoln; A. J. Wright, Tecumseh; W. A. Dilworth, Hastings; George L. Day, Superior; H. C. Russell,- Colfax county; Orland Teft, Avoca: J. A. Piper, Bloom-ington;W. R. Morse, Clarks:C. D. Marr, Fremont; J. B. Wilhite, Falls City; M. B. Malloy, Long Pine; L. T. Shan-ner, O'Neill; J. L. - Trober, Elwood; A. L. Evans, David City; G. L. Carpenter, Fairbury; H. H. Bartling, Nebraska City; J. L. Chapin, St. Paul;S. Sldnner, TelJamah; Jacob Horn, Broken Bow; D. A. Scoville, Aurora; P. J. Hill, Memphis; W. P. Bechel, Wm. Coburn, John H. Butler, Omaha; Jas. Britten, Wayne county. John C. Watson was made chairman of the state central committee. Ralloting for Governor. Voting for governor commenced at 2:15 a. m. The result of the informal ballot was as follows: Mercer..............................147 MacCoU............................191 Richards............................253 Thayer..............................139 Majors.............................. 41 Ci'ounse............................ 4 Reese............................... 29 Demp.9ter........................... 3 Tota..............................817 Necessary-for a chioce..............409 FIRST BALLOT. Mercer..............................143 Richards...........................y99 MacColl............................245 Thayer............................. 76 Reese,.............................. 25 Dempster........................... 2 Majors.............................. 28 Crounse............................ 1 A vote to take a recess was lost by a unanimous vote. FOURTH BALLOT. Mercer.............................14-3 Richards....-...................447 MacColl............................i^lO Thayer............................. 2 Scattering............;.............. 8 Before order could bo restored other counties changed. Hats were thrown in the air, and the men were wild,' and when Tom Majors announced that Nemaha changed her vote excitement reached the greatest pitch. Order was restored finally, and the changes were announced and officially recognized. Qurley.said that .so much confusion had arisen that the chairman could not tell what votes, had been changed, and moved that another vote be taken. Mr. Howe said that the chair was not supposed to know. Gurley said that the chair was ,not supposed to know, but he pretended to know, A roll call was demanded. Confusion was worse than confusion. Gurley wanted to know if the chair could rule without assistance. The chair said tl\atif he could not rule without assistance he would not''call upon the gentleman from Douglas. Hammond was willing for a new count. Ransom wanted it understood that the convention could not afford to knock another hole in the ship.; Ransom shook his fist at the chair and told ,him to keep order. Ransom maintained that he bad the floor, and recalled some reminiscence when Howe had tried to � throw a convention;, After the secretary announced the result, Gurley moved and demanded, another ballot before the chair ,-innounced the result.; Gen. Dilworth of Hastings, who. had boomed MacColl, explained bis vote. He believed that Mr. Richards had been fairly nominated, and changed the vote of A.lams county to Richards. All tho counties voted for Richards; giving him tj]2 rotes. *' Richards was declared the nominee of the' convention. Dr. Mercer and Jack-MacColl were called to escort Richards to the platform. 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