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THK VVKIlKLY II KHALI): PLATTSMOrTlI, XKIiRASKA. SEPTEMBER 15, 1S02.
A TERRIBLE INDICTMENT
The Farmers' Alliance a Gigan
tic Po. tical Conspiracy.
THEIR SCHEMES EXPOSED
Its Object tho Dissolution of the
Government and the Robbery
of the Old Soldiers of Their
Hitherto it Iran heen the policy on
the leaders of the alliance who are
the revered and accepted jririili's
and npoHtles of the peoples' party
to profess undying love for the peo
ple's party and the veteran who
wore the hlue. The antecedent! of
many of the.c men, myt the Kear
ney 1 1 ill), were calculated to arouse
MiHpicion of their sincerity, hut the
Huh has n.iid nothing. It has
watched them shed their crocodile
tears of sympathy ami repentance
copiously at soldiers' reunions and
political conventions, and then
nominate at the head of the peo
ple's ticket an ex reln l ami notor
ious union hater, while everywhere
in the north as well as in the ninth,
and the i it v of Kearney and county
of Itulfalo are no exceptions, well
known men of hilherlo ipicstion
ahle loyalty and patt iot ism were
placed on the ticlu-t for minor posi
tions, yet the Huh said nothing,
There have heen sulistantial
reasons for this silence. It is no
liht matter to charge a man with
There are many well meaning
men, hitherto loyal and patriotic,
jjnotl citizens who have heen !e-
ceived and misled into joining the
alliance. To characleri.e the al
liance as a disloyal organization
would he to charge them wirth con
sorting ami comhinn' with disloyalty-arid
thus hein, whether know
ingly or riot, disloyal men.
And so the Huh hesitated. It
wished to he correct. Hut it hesi
tates no longer.
The Huh now holdly charges
what others charge, that the far
mers' alliance is nolhinj;' less than
a j;inantic political conspiracy,
whose prime ohject is to wrest the
H'overriiiient of the I'nitcd Slates
from northern supremacy and place
it in the hands of an element in the
south which is today as hostile to
our free institutions as it was when
the tirst shot was fired on Simipter.
Again, the Huh has hesitated to
express its suspicions of the iniijiri
tous character of the alliance he
cause in its ranks there are many
men who have worn the hlue, and
were accounted good and faithful
A Holdier's military reputation
should bo regarded as sacred as a
woman's virtue. To have charged
the alliance with disloyalty to the
government and treachery to the
soldiers of the I'liioti would have
heen to charge the soldiers in the
people's party with being traitors
to the cause for which they fought
and their comrades.
And so the Hub hesitated. Hut
it hesitates no longer.
It is a terrible charge but the
Hub does boldly charge, that it is
the wicked and cruel purpose of the
alliance and independent party to
rob the old soldier of his country's
gratitude and protection in old age
and days of helplessness and send
hi. n over the hills to the poor
house to drag out in rags the
misery of hid remaining days. And
the Hub will prove the truth of the
An incident that traspired at
Camp Sheridan and which was
witnessed by thousands of old
soldiers on the ground, including
several from Kearney, impels the
Huh to refrain no longer Irom
selling before i readers the terri
ble indictment of those who belong
to the alliance it has in keeping.
The incident merely verified the
truth of a suspicion also entertained
that the northern leaders ,,f tu.
alliance are privy to the disloyal
fchenic and conspiracy that is
Notwithstanding that it was
clearly understood that politics
should be kept out of discussion in
the camp at Cir.iud Island, inde
pendents continually and offen
sively introduced the topic when
ever they could and ofttimes in a
most olfensive m. inner. On Thurs
day afternoon an independent
blatherskite had the presumption
to improvise a hustings' right in
front of the Army of the Potomac
headquarters, at. J to harr.rugrie the
crowd. The old veterans were ex
ceedingly astonish,.,, annoyed and
finally became indignant at his
ollensive ami insulting language
towards the government. At la-t
one of them venture .1 to interrupt
him with a question. Instead ol
returning a civil answer the loud
mouthed bravado turned upon the
veteran with personal abuse,
Haying that the old soldiers
f course had no reason to
ain; that they were paupers
ire of by the government,
that they were robbing the govern
ment, by obtaining pensions by
fraud, that they were frauds but
he didn't go much farther. The old
veteran who had stood bowed and
stooped by age and infirmity and
wounds, and patiently listened
made a garb for the defamer and
catching him by the coat collar
pulled him off the box from which
he was speaking and gave him a
blow in the mouth. And then as if
inspired with renewed strength and
vigor by the insult that had burned
into his heart the old soldier
straightened himself up and
seemed to become again the formid
able man he had been while carry
ing a muskttiii the service of this
country. The ballled braggart had
no sooner recovered himself than a
blow from his indignant auditor
sent him sprawling upon the
ground. What the result might
have been, had not the crowd
picked up the old soldier and
placed him on their shoulders with
cheers, while the cowardly defamer
slunk from the camp is perhaps
problematical and does not signify.
The incident serves to show the
sentiment entertained by the al
liance for the boys who wore the
Hut here is a letter written by
Leonid, is Livingston, of Atlantic,
(ia., president of the (ieorgia State
Farmers' alliance, to Hon. John
Livingston C'ampville, N. V., prcsi-
dent of the New York Farmers' al
liance which, in its own vile charac
ter, so unmasks the cruel ami
wicked purpose of the leaders, that
no honest man will doubt the truth
of the charge made. There is no
doubt as the authenticity of the
latter. It was written at Moberly,
Mo. I lere it is:
Pear Hrother Livingston I was
right nobly received at Topeka, ami
we h ive a strong hold here. Their
alliance are initiated into our meth
ods. Hut, since my fust visit here
I must take stronger grounds
against the infamous pension swin
dle; for I saw lots of lazy, healthy,
able bodied hummers, who should
be at work upon the farms, and
would were it not that they are
supported in idleness by a pension.
They are no better than our ex-confederates,
who are compelled to
earn their liv ing by manual labor,
and are therefore a much more
self-respecting lot of fellows. Had
our southern alliance the power, as
we expect to have in the near future,
we will abrogate all pension laws.
The war has been over more than
twenty-five years, and our southern
people won't stand it any longer. I
will have sent to you next week the
Southern Alliance Farmer, contain
ing a letter of P. Calhoun, my candi
date for senator, signed "Cicorgian,"
that will give you his views a'out
Federal soldiers- somewhat more
moderate than mine. Yours, etc.
L. F. Ll iMisioN.
What can any old soldier who
clings to the alliance and people's
party after reading this frank epis
tle, expect loyal people, and partic
ularly his comrades, to think of
And now as to the charge that
the alliance is nothing but a gigan
tic disloyal conspiracy, not even
second ,to the once notorious
Knight of the (lold Circle, of which
the democratic candidate for vice
president was one of the chiefs.
The following expose from the New
York Sun ought to open the eyes
of northern men as to how insid
iously and surely the southern bri
gadiers are getting in their work.
"At a political meeting at Au
gusta, (ia, the interesting fact
came out that there is an inner
circle in the farmers' alliance.
While making a speech, the K'ev. J.
T. Vernon, a Haptist preacher and
an alliance leader, lost his temper
and told (he whole story, as fol
lows: There is an inside degree in
the alliance order to which only a
limited liiiuiUr ,ue admitted. It
was organized during the meeting
of the state alliance last e.u 1
was appointed organizer of my
county. This inside circle was to
govern and direct the policy of the
order, to decide who should or
shoul 1 not oiler for public oilice.
e were oath hound ami not even
the other members of the order
should know ol our existence. The
name of '(iideon's Hand' was
selected. These disclosures created
a sensation through the state, and
President Livingston was called
upon to admit or deny the existence
of '(odeon's Hand.' hut he refused
-fter leading the above a
northern alliance in. in 'must be ex
ceeding stupid if he docs not
realize how he is being worked and
made a .-ervil.- tool l.y the disloyal j
southern end of the association,!
and if alliance men in liutt.iloj
comity will cist about them with I
average gumption, they will have;
no trouble in discovering in their
midst and on theirticket the names !
of men whose antecedents would;
justify the belief that they stand'
ready, willing and anxious to carry
oirt as far as they may the iniqui
tous schemes of these traitorous
Moreover it is no secret that this
inner circle, which bears a similar
relation to the independent party
that the bloody secret Danite Hand
did to the Mormon church in the
days when anyone disloyal to the
sect was murdered, is established
in several if not all of the states in
the north where the alliance has a
foothold. What can loyal, patri
otic ex-soldiers and citizens think
of those who will aid and abet any
such hellish plot?
PEOPLE AND AFFAIRS.
I'XI'KK TWO TONS OK KA K'Tll.
An accident occurred at Hickel A:
Son's brick yard in Nebraska City
Tuesday afternoon that came near
terminating in the death of two
men and injuring others. 'The men,
live in number, were wheeling dirt
to the brick machine from under
the bluffs in the yards when with
out a moment's warning two tons
of earth broke loose from the top
of the bank, some thirty feet above
and came down on the live men
who were loading their wheel
barrows below. No warning was
given them and before they could
realize just what occurred two of
the live were buried under two Ions
of hard clay. The oilier three men
escaped without any bruises but
were badly frightened. The alarm
was at once given and in almost a
minute twenty willing hands were
at work trying to rescue the two
buried men who were badly hurt
but are now out of danger.
A grand party was indulged in
by the young people of the commu
nity at the comfortable home of Mr.
and .Mrs. Asa Coleman near Ne
havvka, on the evening of tepteiu
ber 1. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman, as
well as the younger members of the
family, are very highly esteemed
by their neighbors. Mr. Coleman
we understand has sold his well
kept farm and will in a shor t time
move to Nehawka. 1 le is compelled
to leave his farm on account of pro
tracted rheumatic trouble. Weep
ing Water Republican.
A cl.iisi: cam..
Anna Kaller, a young lady of Ne
braska City, had a dreadful experi
ence last night. She attempted to
cross the Hurlingtou Missouri
trestle, and suddenly discovered
that the Kansas City flyer was upon
her. She attempted to run but a
foot slipped through between the
ties, and she fell upon a rail, prob
ably destroying her sight. The fall
stunned her, and was the means of
saving her life, as the train passed
over her and did not injure her
further than to tear her clothes
A HOLD K'OllUKK.
A masked man got on the east
bound Miseouri Pacific passenger
train at the Grand avenue depot in
Kansas City Wednesday night and
entered the express car. He over
powered the messenger George P.
McLaughlin, and leisurely opened
the safe. He secured a large sum
of money which is estimated at ifet.
mm. At Sheffield, a suburb, he
jumped from the train and disap
peared. The messenger was bound
and gagged and could not give the
alarm until the train reached Inde
pendence. A posse is searching
for the man but with no hopes of
M. S. Hriggs, the barber, has
leased the ground where he has had
his shop for some time past, and
will begin immediately the erection
of a brick building w here he will
herealter be found.
Ml'K'i; WOKK OK Hi; k';).
Xelirji-Un City e.
The H. M. propose to continue
the work of protecting their bridge
and the island by extending the
work begun by the steam shovel
and continuing the till entirely
across the old bed ot the river.
James Delauey has I,,.,.,, awarded
the contract for doing the work and
he will soon put some twelve teams
besides his own at work. There is
some lO.IKKi yards of dirt to be
moved ami the till will be lorty foi l
it the base and sixteen feet at the
top. The fill will be six hundred
ami fifty feet in length and wi'l
complete the protection track to
the east bank of the old bed of the
The republicans of Vermont
elected their state ticket Tuesday by
-l.mm ma joritv .
Joll K.XUCM. I) ot I .
John I.. Sullivan is no longer
king of the prize ring. Weduesday
alter t.venty one rounds he sur
rendered the title to Jas. Corbctt.
For days the papers have been full
of the Sullivan (.'orbetl light. No
pnglistic a. fair ever created so
much excitement and the Sullivan
men were betting three to one on
the champion at seven o'clock last
night when the pool rooms closed
at New Orleans. The sports were
sure that Sullivan would come out
victorious, but after twenty-one
short, sharp ami hard fought
rounds the once champion
of the pugilisic arena failed
to come to the mark when
time was called and the light vvi
awarded to Jim Corbctt of Cab
forma. Corbctt not only won l!"
championship of the world but p'i'.
in his pocket :?X, mi) in cold cash.
After the tight Sullivan grasped
his conqueror by the hand and ex
claimed that In- was glad the belt
had been won by an American.
Church Howe appeared before
Gov. Hoyd Wednesday as the repre
sentative of the New Fmgland Pnion
Veterans' association, and pre
sented a petition and appeal for the
pardon of Chas. II. Paul, ex-treasurer
of Adams county, who is under
sentence of imprisonment for three
years for embezzlement.
Ulk'lSTIAX SCIKXCK VICTIM.
The lO-months-old child of O. P.
Humid! of lleatrice died early yes
terday morning under the Chris
tain Science treatment of a verv
mild case of suinmercoinplaint. A
little over a year ago the liunueH's
M-year old boy died under like
treatment. The Christian science
healer in this case w as a M rs. Town
send. 1 he child was sick ten days
and not the slightest effort was
made to alleviate its sulferings
aside from the Christian science
Willie Trainor, a son of Michael
Traiuor, a farmer living one and a
half miles southwest of Dunbar,
was severely bruised about the
head and lower extremities by a
large horse falling upon him yes
Fok'MKKLY or CKDAK' CkT.r.K.
- II I il 11 II Post.
Lew- Myers ami wife, of Cass
county, old aeqiiaiutarn-es of the
Post, were in town last week seek
ing a good point in which to start
a drug store. They had visited
twenty towns in the last three
weeks, and expressed themselves
as far belter pleased with Auburn
than with any other tow n thev had
seen. Mr. Myers, who is an ex
perienced druggist, is seriously
thinking of locating among us,
and will write in a few days of
his decision. Auburn people wel
come all good citizens, such as Mr.
Myers would prove, and the Post
hopes he may conclude to come.
XF.Iik'ASKA WIXThK Will-AT.
The executive council of the Ne
braska Columbian commission held
a rmvtingat Omaha Saturday for the
purpose of completing business
left unfinished at the meeting this
week held at Lincoln. The cormnis.
sion had decided to rrrake a special
effort to convince the people inter
ested in agriculture that the state
of Nebraska is particularly adapted
to the culture of winter wheat.
That Nebraska is destined to rival
Kansas as a winter wheat state is
not for an instant doubted by all
who have made the subject a 'mat
ter of especial sp.-.dy. Dr. George I..
Miller's argument before the com
mission Thursday afternoon was
sufficient to open the eyes of the
members of that body to the urg
ency of including a winter wheat
exhibit in the Nebraska display,
and the commission has already
taken steps to make it one of the
features of the show.
Killed at the Beach.
Mrs. Hina Croy, a young married
lady living with her husband at
l.'XHl P street Lincoln was killed by
a fall fr.mi the toboggan slide n't
Hurlington I leach shortly after 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs.
Croy had visited the Heaeh with a
party of friends and had donned a
bathing suit for a plunge in the
water. She expressed a desire to
make a trip from the top of the
roller tobbogan at the water's edge.
Hundreds of people enjoy the sport
every day and Mrs. c'roy appre
hended no danger. Almost as soon
as she started or, the descent she
struck a guy rope that had been
stretched ov er the tobbogan to .-up.
port a tight rope used by a rope
walker in his dailv exhibitions.
The rope caught her under the
chin and pulled her from the tobog
gau. The fall to the ground, a dis
tance of thirty feet, striking upon
her head and shoulders. The back
of her head was crushed in and the
brains were oozing through the
gaping wound. Medical aid I'r I
the city was summoned and the un- J
loiiuuaie -woman removed to her
home. She lived but about an hour
after being brought home. Mlc
was ' years old and leaves a bus
band, but no children.
Koon Pros, have removed their
photograph gallery to .North Sixth
street. Neville block, where they are
better prepared to wait upon their
marry customers. A cordial invita
tion is extended to all old custom
crs ami citizen - hi general to call
on them in their new quarters.
Murphy's new out side shoe case
is tilled with shoes that will satisfy
the most fastidious buyer.
COSSIP AROUND COURT ROOMS.
Judge K'amscy granted a mar
riage license to Jos. Kastel and Miss
Josephine Linder, both of this city.
: -Judge also said the words that
' le thenr man and wife.
ao cases were filed in Judge
her s court today. Weidmann
Hrekenfehl commenced suit
: ...hist Joseph Hates forfT.aO. The
i- has been set for September XL
11 C. McMakerr has brought suit
ng isi a. 1,. Itrowne and O. H.
I i.dlou for 'J7U".
Judge Archer disposed of the fol
io .vi ug cases today. K. L. Siggins
vs. John Chandler. Judgment by
K. L. Siggins vs. A. J. Rakes.
Judgment by confession for $7.
K. L. Siggins vs. J. L. Minor.
Judgment by default for f".a()
Creamer, Steele Attstin vs. Ira
Tinkhan. Judgment on promissory
note for ifVr.Hl.
Andrew- Murphy was before his
honor Judge Archer this morning
on the charge of indulging too
frequently in the flowing howl. He
was fined .?." and costs. The line
was suspended and he left town on
the run saying he would never
show his ugly mug within the city
D. J. Pitman w as in the city from
K'ock HI u If s today transacting
business w ith the county clerk.
The caM' of Slervs. YandiVntcr
was continued in count' court to
day until next .Monday.
Geo. W. Sawtelle, the man ar
rested for shooting Casford, had
his preliminary hearing this fore
noon, and the evidence was such as
to convince Judge Ramsey that he
should be held to the district court
ami he was bound over in the sum
of .?."! I.
Mr. Peering of Hastings, Ia.,
father of Clerk of the I i strict Court
Peering, is in the city today.
The State of Nebraska vs. Kdwin
and Mary Hubbell is the title ol a
case filed in district court this
County Commissioner liridge of
Nemaha county was in the city to
day looking over Cass county's new
District Clerk Deal ing went up to
Omaha this morning to meet some
of his relatives.
John F. Polk et al vs. Nancy J.
Neuvy is the title of a new case tiled
with the clerk of the district corrrt
County Clerk Frank Dickson is
suffering from a severe cold and
Deputy District Clerk C. M. Puller
is troubled with hay fever.
The county commissioners will
meet in regular session Tuesday
but will adjourn until the next Mon
day on account of the state fair.
In county and police court every
thing was quiet today.
Men it C. 1 lerririgtoii has com
menced foreclosure proceedings in
the district court against S. W. Col
liner. C. Ackeirtee was arrested last eve
ning for insulting ladies on the
street and was fined this morning
.fl'J and costs.
Judge Archer is enjoying himself
with the old settlers at i 'nion today.
Henjamin Klsun vs. I'. H. Hates,
an attachment case for ..i..")il, was
filed irr Judge Archer's court.
Herrnian Kleitsch commenced at
tachment proceedings against West
Wilson for iKli." irr Judge Archer's
The State of .Nebraska vs. George
W. Sawtelle, was continued by con
sent of both parlies until Septem
After returning from Pnion last
evening Judge Archer loiiud John
Sherman Wilson of Mills county,
Iowa, and Miss .Nellie Viola Dixon
of this city patiently awaiting his
return. The judge in short order
made them man an 1 wife and sent
them on their way rejoicing.
The county commissioners met
in regular session today and ad
journed until next Monday in order
to attend the state fair.
In Judge Archer's court the fol
lowing business was done today.
M. IS. Murphy A- Co., vs. Tims.
Wiles. Settled and dismissed.
W. II. Schildknecht vs. Win.
Ri-hcl. Judgment for .l'.' bv con--eut.
Herman Kleitsch vs. Wes Wilson.
Judgment for "U)r by default.
XAKk'OW LsCAl'l-. I k'OM UKAIII.
While handling a can of schellac
at the McKlhiiiev manufacturing
company as Nebraska City Fri
day afternoon Hardy Hakcr. a
young emplove. had a narrow
escape from a horrible death. In
some way t lie contents ,, die can
became ignited and exploded. Tu.
burning lluid was thrown over the
boy and he was covered with flames.
Fellow workmen ' Xt mgui-hed the
ll.imes, but not until he was badly
burned. The boy was most seri
ously burned about the eyes, but
physicians say the sight will not
ii ii j 1 1
The skin ought to b:
clear; there is nothing
strange in a beautiful face.
If we wash with proper
soap, the skin will be open
and clear, unless thi
health ic nrl A
skin is better than
inc soap to use is
rears ; no alkali in it. It
is perhaps the only soap
in the world with no
kali in it.
All sorts of stores sell
it, especially druggists;
all sorts of people use it.
Governor Hoyd yesterday afb r.
noon issued the following procla
mation in reference to the observ
anceof Columbus day in the state
"The president of the United
States having- appointed Friday
October '.'I, IS1.).', as the tiKMh anni
versary of the discovery of America
by Columbus, by his proclamation
of a. National holiday, and recom
mended its observance; and
" The department of superinten
dents of the National L'dueutioiial
association riaving Heartily i
lorsed the idea of a national hoi
day, in the celebration of which tl
public schools of the republic
...'....-...I... i i
un niKu- uu- ceu iei : ami ,
"Such a celebration being at oijf
patriotic ami cretitable in a saf"
with so splendid a record in educa'
tional matters as our own: now.
therefore, I. James ;. Hoyd, gov
ernor of Nebraska, irr accordance
with the action of the psesiderit
of the United Slates, arrd in re
sponse to the wishes of the National
FMucational association, do hereby
designate ami appoint Columbtit
day, namely, Friday, October 'L
IV'l, as a public holiday and reco'.
mend that it be observe! bv-
. .. ... . . . . J
irmereru scnoois tlirougout tht
state of Nebraska; that brrsirress be
suspended on that day; that civic
and military organizations takfe
part irr the celebration arrd that the
day be devoted to the inspiring of
the children of this land with the
true appreciation of the history,
grandeur and destiny of this
"This work is special ly committed
to Hon. A. K. Cioudy," superinten
dent of public instruction."
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