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L If VOL. VI. 1 LINCOLN. NEB.. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 1895. - " NO 38
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SO MOVES THE WORLD.
W aleey and wake and aleep. bat all thinga
The 8nn flies forward to bis brother Sun ;
The dark Earth follows, wheeled In htr ellipse;
And human things, returning on themselves.
Move onward, leading op the golden year."
The Whisky Trust has been reorganiz
Germany has voted for anoth3r inter
national monetary conference.
The sickness of a.juror has led to the
postponement of the Debs trial till May
"No man makes the land, therefore no
man has a right to it." Deny this who
. can. ...
Not a New Englander, except one, Con
gressman Walker, but voted lor gold
Chicago has tricked through the Senate
a $,uuu,uuu appropriation diu ior a new
post omce. .
Fred Douglas died the 20th, inst., of a
sudden attack of heart disease, lie was
78 years old. ,
Dr. Parkhurst's new book, "Our Fight
With Tammany", is now for sale by
Charles Sen oner s Sons. .
Bill Cook, the train robber, has been
sentenced on six counts to fifty years in
the penitentiary at Auburn, New York.
Alfred W. Spriggs a commercial traveler
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, went insane
last week at Toledo. . Financial straits
the cause. ; : v.
Dolph, the goldbug senator, from Ore
gon is defeated and a silver man, George
W. McBride, has been elected to his seat
for six years. ; ;
Both houses of the Oregon legislature
, have adopted a resolution to submits
woman suffrage constitutional amend'
meut to the people. . .,
It is estimated that 700,000 are gener
ally out of work in Great Britaiu. Popu
lation 36.000,000. One in ten of heads
of working families.
J The fifth oil well of the Pensylvania Oil
Company has beeu finished in the Salt
Xreek. region in .Wyoming,. uThe five weirs
yieia iuu uarreis per uay.
L. L. Somers of Chicago, 54 years of
age and despondent because out of work.
committed suicide in Chicago by inhaling
the gas in his room r ebv lv.
Nothing like having a monopoly. The
Edison Electric Illuminating Company
increased earnings in January 1894
over the saie month in 1894.
Senator Allen made an effective speech
the other day against a bill to issue $ 7,-
000,000 bonds to improve the property
of the people of Washington, D, C,
Senator Kyle has introduced a bill to
empower the Secretary of Agriculture to
expend $.juu,uuu prospecting ior artesian
wells in North and South Dakota, Ne
braska and Kansas. '..'.
A new National Millers' association is
being formed which is to amalgamate all
the local associations of the countrv.
Pray then to the miller and baker lords
for daily bread and be sure to enclose
leash with your requests.
The Diamond Match Company paid a
dividend of 15 per cent last year on a
capital of $9,000,000, and to make their
profits robbery less notably large have
increased (watered) their capital stock
bringing it up to f 11 ,000,000.
The North Chicago Street Railway stock
eells at 257 per cent., 157 of which belongs
by right to the people, but if they are too
ignorant and blindly partisan to avoid
being robbed through their chosen rep
resentatives there is no help for it.
. The gross national income of the peo
ple of Great Britain is 1,350,000. Of
this sum the rich take in rent and interest
490,000,000, and the rich and middle
classes in profits and salaries 300,000,
000. This leaves the ureal body of the
workers less than one-third.
Cline W. Cameron and wife of St. Louis
preferred death to bejrging or pauperism
aud he therefore shot his wile, a fatal
wound, and tried to kill himself, but in
flicted only a slight scalp wound before
being disarmed. He could not obtain
work. Both were young, under age.
England has 300,000 paupers, and 8,
000,000of the people exist always on the
borders of destitution. About 20,000,
000 are poor. More than half the na
tional income goes to about 10,000 peo
ple. Thirty thousand people own fifty
five fifty-sixths of the land and capital of
the people. -
0. H. P. Belmont is building a summer
villa at Newport, and has arranged that
guests will drive in on the lower floor
and their horses and carriages will be
taken up on the elevator, just as thev
are driven in, so that persons might
alight directly at the ballroom door.
The New York department stores not
long since were enlarged to take in
grocer is, meats, drugs and many other
lines of trade. The butchers and grocers
are all trying the boycott as a remedy.
No go though. The only thing to do is
to co-operate and beat the big fish on
The author of "Merrie England" says!
"The average income her head of the
working classes is about 17 a vear. or
less than a shilling a day. There are
minions of our people working under
'. J conditions aud living in houses that are
.imnli. f..l fHL -t '. '
oiiujjij uinjf luwmi, iub sum oi crime,
vice, drunkenness, gambling,, prostitu
tion, idleness, ignorance, want, disease,
and death is appalling. These are facts."
The author of , "Coin" , is delivering
5,000 copies of his book daily to the
Western News company, and the Railroad
News company, just startingiu to handle
it, takes 500 copies daily of the 50 cent
book, as the Western News hag the hand
ling of the cheaper edition. Besides this
the Inter-Ocean, Chicago Times, Rocky
Mountain News and many Populist pa
pers are advertising and selling the book.
Russia is encouraging immigration to
Central Asia, which is now provided with
a railroad and irrigation works. The
government gives toeach Russian family
settling there a house and 160 acres of
irrigated land. The population has in
creased to a remarkable extent, and no
wonder. The country thus ., opened,
Southern Siberia, will supply Europe
with wheat, and cut off the market for
American wheat. - ,,
James C. Starr of Chicago, whose will
was lately published, was so determined
that none of his descendants should ever
have any other ideas than his respecting
labor strikes, that under penalty of dis
ownment and cutting off of inheritance
by his will he forbids even the third gene
ration joining any labor unions.or par
ticipating in agitation between the
classes. ; '':
The Indiana legislature has been charg
ed with receivings barrel of whisky which
was kept in the capitol basement for the
use of members who were to vote on the
Nicholson temperance bill. Two Republi
can members were full, and the charge by
Representative Jackson that the whisky
league was so subsidizing the house
created a great sensation. The galleries
at the time were crowded with temper
Another railroad system, the Norfolk
and Western Railroad Company, has just
passed into the hands of government
receivers. This system contains 1,500
miles of road and embraces upward of a
hundred millions of stocks and bonds.
The stock has been so badly watered that
the preferred has fallen to 13 aud the
common to 5 cents on the dollar. The
pity of it all, is the government turns
back the roads to brivate- nartieff'fter
having demonstrated its superior wis
dom and honesty in the managing of
. About Garden Seeds
Washington, D. C, Feb. 25, 1895.
To my constituents who are interested
in securing Beeds, I wish to make the
Congress has not made any special
appropriation for the benefit of the
drouth sufferers, although strenous effort
have been made to secure such action.
The regular annual supply of seeds for
distribution is the only source from which
the drouth sufferers can secure any help
From this supply the Secretary of
Agriculture hasset apart 650,000 papers
of vegetables' (garden) seed for Nebraska
drouth sufferers. Each of the eightmem
bers from Nebraska has 15,000 papers or
120,000 in all. Knowing the great need
of the people I addressed a letter to all
members from states not affected by
drouth, asking them "to donate from
their quotas as many seeds as they could
spare. In this way, with the assistance
of Seuator Allen, I secured about 60,000
papers additional. So that the whole
amount of garden seeds to be sent to
Nebraska from Washington will be about
930,000 papers, iheseareput up ten
papers in a package, and will supply 93,-
000 families each with enough seed to
plant a small garden. The varieties
selected are those most suitable to the
soil and climate. In addition to the
garden seeds, a small quantity of wheat,
corn, clover and grass seed will be sent
out for experimental purposes, but not
enough to cut any figure in supplying
demand for sowing and planting.
HOW TO GET SEED.
So far as my own quota is concerned, I
have up to this time responded to all in
dividual calls from my district; but my
quota is nowexhausted. The great bulk
of the 93,000 packages referred to above
have been forwarded to Lincoln to be
distributed by the Relief Commission. I
believe there is enough to supply every
drouth-stricken family in theBtate with
a package. The seeds sent to Lincoln
will be distributed to county and local
committees, and by them to the people.
Save your postage. See that your local
committee look after your interests. An
estimate of the number of families need
ing seed in each precinct should be for
warded to the county relief committee
without delay. I have not responded to
any calls for flower seed, as I exchanged
all my flower seed for vegetable seed,
believing they would be worth more to
Hoping for better days to come, 1 am,
yours, sincerely. O. M. Kem.
Pullman's man Wickes, vice-president
of the company, who got a brutal repu
tation as the mouthpiece of the duke last
summer, is now being sued by his wife for
adivorce. She testified thather husband
kicked her, threw a glass of water at her,
struck her in the face and threw food at
her, besides refusing to speuk to her and
depriving her of comforts belonging to
her social position. Yes, but she ought
to have known that brutes. alone are
fitted for the position Wickes fills.
the: economic situation
or the Farmer In the Existing Indus.
Address of Prof. William A. Jones ol Hasting
before the annual meeting of ths Nebraska Far
mers Alliance at Kearney, January. 1895. .
Captain. When you contracted thus,
did you not sign away all your right to
any profits which might arise from sale
of the product?
Captaiu. Then you have no legal claim
on the 40 cents or any part of it?
Laborer. No. No legal claim.
Captain. Then why do you say the 40
cents belongs to you the laborers?
Laborer. Because when we contracted
to work for a wage, the rate of which is
is controlled by forces over which wehave
no control, the only alternative we had
the only free choice was between the
wage offered, and destitution. We and
you did not meet as economic equals. We
were coerced by our economic condition
to accept the wage offered, or fare worse,
You were economically strong and under
no constraining force. Tho economically
strong met the economically weak with
the usual result, expressed in the maxim
"The weak go to the wall," as the final
explanation. ' . , .
That 's wbjr we jontracted wZy we sur
rendered our right to any share in the
Now weclaim that equity demands that
we shall share the 40 cent surplus value
among the laborers, pro. rata. Not
equally, but equitably, i. e., according to
efficiency and skill. . , : - -r
In heaven, the division will be made
according to each one's needs, without
regard to the difference in value of ser
vices. But then, the things divided may
not be bread, meat and clo thine. "
f In fact, after deducting " froin thei
the cost of raw material and the 5 cents
for wear and tear, all the rest rent,
interest, insurance, taxes, wages, and the
40 cents surplus value all are the pro
duct of our labor and yours as manager.
The distribution of the 60 cents as
shown above covers every item of cost,
Landlord gets his rent, capitalist his in
terest for use of their private property.
Now ire think that 10 cents may be
taken from the 40 cents aud set aside as
a reserve fund to guard against losses,
extra risks, and partly to increase the
capital if found desirable. Then divide
the remaining 30 cents of surplus value
equitably among those who produced it.
We think this plan better than the ex
isting one, because it would seem to
recognize the fact that an industrial
association is at the same time a moral
association. It seems to recognize the
soverign ethical idea involved in the ex
pression the brotherhood of man, the
Captain. But we are conducting this
business under an economic and legal
system which takes a different view.
If this were a charitable, or a Christian
institution even, your explanation might
be pertinent; but since it pretends to be
neither, but only an organization for the
creation of surplus value, the 40 cents
is ours. There are five of us, 40 divided
by 5 equals 88 per cent, dividend. Just
Pullman's dividendl Each member, of
our corporation owns $ 100,000 stock.
8 per cent, dividend equals $8000. 5 per
ceut. rent equals $5000. 5 per cent, in
terest equals $5000. $18,000, or 18 per
cent, earned by each man's $100,000.
ihe enterprise is successful. But the
captain and his associates in the corpo
ration do not always rest on "nowery
beds of ease." If profits are above norm
al rates of interest, or the earnings of
capital in other Hues of business, other
captains aud capitalists establish com
peting plants, till through competition,
surplus value disappears.. No profit is
made. Competition and an overstocked
market may cause rent and interest to
disappear. But before this occurs; even
as soon as surplus value is reduced to a
small per cent; the meii who live on divi
dends, finding a shrinkage of their in
come, demand of the captain the reason.
He explains competition a greater out
put than the available market can con
sume and pay a profit.
Each manufacturer tries to produce at
less cost than his competitors, that he
may undersell them and still make
surplus value. All discoveries in the
sciences and the arts are utilized in the
productive processes. Skilled mechanical
engineers invent tools aud machines to
displace men in the mad whirl of compe
tition. The laws which govern the increased
powers of production are not the same
as those which widen the market aud in
crease its consuming power This an
archy in production produces a long
period of stagnation. Surplus value dis
appears. The captain before this time, examines
all the factors of production to see if
they cannot get along with a smaller dis
tribution. He begins with the factor land. He
"turns down" on rent, but discovers on
reflection, that, if he takes one per cent,
from rent to give to surplus value, he is
simply taking 1 cent out of one pockei
(Continued on rd page.)
An Address to All Members of The.
Farmers' Alliance ,
f Hartwell, Neb., Feb. 13, 94.
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
I)i this, the darkest day the farmers of
Nebraska ever saw, we ought to take
stock of where we are and how we came
there. Thousands of us have toiled in
the state for many years, and raised
many thousand bushels of grain more
than our families could consume, which
we have sold below the actual cost of
production. This they said was caused
byWer production. Now all the western
part of the state has raised nothing at
all. Still times are no better. Last year
was a half a crop yet it did not help
matters. We never seem to reach the
happy medium which will bring pros
perity to us.
"he great majority of the farmers of
tb state are not only bankrupt, but a
gn at proportion are today dependent
on;charity for the bread to keep life in
tht?ir bodies, con-chips is the ouly fuel
afforded them, and in many places it
is nearly all gathered and burnt. Star
vation or death by cold stares them in
tin) face, and those at the helm of state
have not the pity for them that the dumb
brute often shows, for suffering humanity
No, indeed, those who were nominated
by capitalists and endorsed by land
speculators and money loaners are under
their domination and care only for "the
credit of the state.' What , little relief
their majesties will kindly allow the east
ern, lovers of humanity to bestow, they
haye carefully distributed , iu the cities
and towns without notifying the farmers
when relief could be had, so that if the
farmers obtain assistance enough to
keep life in their bodies it must come
through the farmers themselves.
,t wish to ask all ouce members of our
organization who-b ave-grown lukewarm
and become delinquent ' to think bow
different the situation would be today if
we had kept up our organization and
elected our friends to office.
If we had a farmer legislature do you
think they would appropriate just
enough to pay Ludden to keep a
horde of clerks to hinder donations from
eastern states reaching the farmers, and
then say the farmers could "take care of
I wish you to think of these things.
Then read again the objects of the Alli
ance and remember your obligation. Did
you take it for a day, a month, a year or
until some new political party could be
organized Or did you take it for life
Are you still striving to secure the
establishment of right and justice to our
selves and our posterity Or. do you
think it is accomplished
Do you remember, you once declared
yourself willing and anxious "to assauge
the suffering ot a brother aud sister,"
Do you know that many of them are
suffering the pangs of hunger and are
half-clad with no bedding to keep life
should the fire go out on a cold night,
and in order to keep that fire damp cow-
chips must be brought in aud dried. Do
you know that they, many of them, feel
hurt that those of you who have been
blessed with a half crop have not offered
them any assistance when the whole
world has rung with the echo of their
cries and anguish.
"It is more blessed to give than re
ceive." V by not then awake from your
slumber? Call you Alliance together.
"Many a nickle inades a muckle;" and if
you can not raise much money some of
you can gather clothing, feed and seed,
and show these discouraged ones that
there is some meaning in your vows.
Put into their hearts the cheer which
comes from fraternity.
Oive them faith that the time may come
"When man to man the world around
will brothers be for a' that."
So far some relief has been sent from
other states, but it can hardly be that
there are none in our state who can trive
even a dime to their brothers in their
hour of need.
If you could read the letters received
from these brothers I believe you would
arouse aud try and assist them before
despair engulfed them. Here are some
"We have only one or two brothers
that can take care of themselves as far
provisions are concerned, the balance are
dependent upon aid. Therefore anything
sent us in the shape of clothing", pro
vision, feed, seed and garden seed will be
kindly accepted, and God knows you will
be sending it just when it is needed." 1
rome of the brothers remarked not
long ago that we were the only lodge in
the county that stayed by the obligation
and now in our greatest time of need
there was not one county in the state
when the Alliance was stromr and thev
did raise something that was willing to
lend us a helping hand in any way, shape
or form. All other secret orders in this
part were receiving all the necessary
things to tide them over until better
times, and it looked to them discourag
ing. I told them we would try and bear
it like brothers; jxtrliaps some one would
take pity on us alter a while aud help us
out of the rut."
Another secretary writes that some of
their members are on the verge of star
vation, and wonders whether brothers
and sisters will not relieve them. etc.. etc,
It makes one heartsick to read such
letters and know how true they are and
nave no means of relief to offer.
Receipts for relief fund have coma to
date rebruary 13, as follows:
J. W. McFarland, State secretary of
Louisiana, $3.00; M. L. Otts, secretary
Kelton Alliance No. 149, S. C. $5.00; L.
N. Montgomery, Old Fort, Ohio, $5.00;
Alfred F. Dougherty, Pilot Pyint, Texas,
$3.50; John Edwards, Croydon, New
Hampshire. $3.00: total 19.50.
lu addition some clothinar has been
donated and orders shipped direct to
LBarties where it seemed most needed. W
Atlee Burpee & Co., of Philadelphia, do-
nnted flij.zo of their seeds and said it
was a supplement to $200.00 worth
donated through Ludden.
Some other help has been promised and
some has been lost on the way and can
not be heard of. A car from Louisiana
nnd some from North Carolina. The
secretary of Union county, S. C, writes
that "the people of union county. , C.
are getting up donations of money and
supplies to be sent to your people. We
were blessed last year with a good crop
ana are willing to divide with you ail.
We expect to have the donations ready
by the 15th, of February. We are all
brothers, children of one father in
Heaven. Let us do a brothers part.
North Star Alliance of Minnesota, in
quired how to send their donations and
say they are all poor, but want to do
what they can. Also the secretary of
Oregon promises some aid when veget
ables can be shipped, and. Colorado
hopes to send us some seed potatoes.
But these will not help one in a hundred,
of those who seek aid from us. And we
must arouse and help- each other in the
state, if unable to do anything more,
v rite to friends in the east and solicit
them to send aid. Better that the pride
oi our state officials be hurt a little than
that our brothers and sisters perish.
Yours for industrial freedom,
. Mrs. J. T. Kellie,
Sec. Nebr. F. A. and I. U.
. Concerning Crocodile Tears
Spiungvikw, Neb., Feb. 11, 1895,
Editor' Wkaut Makkws:''''-
Seeing so many crocodile tears shed
on paper by the Pythian brothers of the
murdered thief of Holt county makes me
feel like shedding some too. And right
here I will shed one because the people of
Lincoln and Lancaster county did not
have sand enough to make a good man
of Mosher. There is an old saying that
the only way to make a good Indian is
to kill him. That seems to be the only
way the people can punish a man that
steals from the public. And let me say
right here that Holt county s example
will be repeated many times in the near
future if there is not a great change in
the court of justice. The idea of sending
a man that would change a brand of a
cow worth $35 to the pen for ten years
and another man that would steal
$386,000 from the state, for five years!
And I have not the least doubt in my
mind the Holt county thief would not
even have been convicted at all. 1 will
admit that it looks somewhat cruel to
kill a man. But better kill one thief than
to starve a hundred good honest hard
working people. And then my experience,
has taught me that a man that would
steal $70,000 would steal an $100,000
more if he could get a chance.
Yours for justice to all men alike.
H. C. McCboskey.
A Single Tax Nebraska Editor
The following letter from Brother Mar
tin of the Forum was accidently mislaid,
which accounts for that date as it is.
Waynk. Neb., Jan, 19, '94.
Editor Wealth Makers:
I send you a marked copy of the Forum
of the 1 6th, inst. In the article "Watch
man What of the Night," I allude to
your "Financial System," but do not
discuss it or enter into its details.
As a single tax man I believe there is a
better way out of our financial muddle,
and have briefly outlined it in the above
named editorial. I do not .think we
have need for any kind of bond system
as a basis of currency, though state and
municipalities might be enabled to bor
row of the general government on bonds
somewhat after the Coxy plan. The
naked land values of this country are a
sufficient basis for all currency needed
and what is true of our country is true
of every civilized nation. By applying
the land-value-tax of our per cent an
ample revenue for the general govern
ment would be collected and no burden
npon the people would be felt. This
would end the tariff discussion and
allow the reciprocity feature to be used
with other nations.
Every person who Is struggling under
a mortgaged home could be relieved by
a one per cent loan made permanent, and
the money so put out by government
would at once come into circulation,
stimulating business. These loans could
be limited to one-half or three-fourths
the nominal land value and no danger
from inflation could occur. Some parts
of your plea are good, but you must get
the land system out of it.
Take advantage of The Wealth Mak
ers clubbing rates. Notice "ad" on 5th
Nebraska Law Makers
The cow is vindicated. The long suffer
ing bovine has at last come to her re
ward. The hog has been banished from
her domain. The mighty arm of the law
has been stretched out to protect her
rights. She remains the sole and only
legitimate butter maker in the universe.
This is as it should be. The cow always
has had a hard time of it; from the olden
days when she had her tail hitched to a
plow, down to the present time. Her
seasons of enjoyment are at rare inter
vals and very brief; and her tribulations
are many. Notwithstanding all this,
she has always borne her burdens meekly
aud patiently. She has ambled through
life awkwardly and innocently and the
world has been the happier for her having
lived. And through all the centuries,
history has placed uo worse crime at her
door, than kicking over u lamp, ripping
entrails out of some inoffensive citizen, or
foundering herself in a neighbor's clover
Then after such a record as this; to
have a common ordinary hog invade
and wallow around in her sacred precincts
as abutter producer for the world, was
an insult not to be borne.
Thus it was but properthat the august
Nebraska legislature should arise in its
might and smite Bill Paxton and the
other hogs, hip and thigh, and drive
them from the field. The hog wasn't in
tended to make butter anyway. He isn't
built that way. All he is good for is to
eat everything in sight, make lard, and
inoculate the human race with trichinae.
THE WAY IT WAS DONE.
It took all day in the house to pass the
anti-oleomargerine bill; but it passed just
the same; and has gone to the governor.
The bill simply provides that oleo shall
not be colored to imitate butter, or be
sold as butter. . .
, THROTTLING THE MINORITY.
The brutal Republican majority is
evidently afraid of the small Pop, con
tingent in the house. The resolutions in- .
troduced by the Populists created ' so
much trouble among the Republicans
that a committee of three was finally
appointed to which all resolutions were
to be referred. Afterwards a motion was ,
passed that resolutions were to be re
ferred to this committee without read
ing. Thus the Republican! can kill a
resolution in this committee which they
are too cowardly to vote on in thehouBe.
NO LOVE FOR THE OLD SOLDIER.
Another feature of the Republican ma
jority in the house Is cropping out. Said
muionty evidently nas uttie love ior tne
old soldier. Very few old soldiers have
been recognized in the distribution of
patronage. The latest developments in
thislineis the fact that Speaker Richards
on a Republican G. A. R. man, who was
an applicant for a place in the house
cloak room. The nameof this old soldier
is S. W. Thornton, of Buffalo county. He
served his country for four years and
bears many wounds. He stands well in
his county, having served it as a Repub
lican member of the legislature of '87.
Being old and infirm, became down to
Lincoln this winter to take treatment at
the Sanitarium and asked for an unim
portant place to help pay his expenses.
In an affidavit published in the papers
here and at Omaha. Mr. Thornton
iioies no in a couversatiou withSptatter
Richards, that is not very complimentary
to the old soldiers. Following is a por
tion of this affidavit: . . . -
"He (the Speaker) said there was
another old soldier in charge .of the
water closet that was in the same boat
with me and he would have to go the
same way, lie said this old soldier busi
ness was a nice thing to talk in the house
bu t as a means of working up sympathy,
it was played out. He said that what
ever other sessions had done cut no
figure with him, he was ruuning this
By the above it will be seen that Kepub-
lican love for the old soldier before elec
tion is different from the same article
THE GOVERNOR WILL APPOINT.
The Republicans held a caucus one
night this week to decide on a number of
bills to take the appointing power out of
the hands ot the gqvernor. But, after ,
the meeting started, their best men be
come ashamed of the proposed action
aud, by a vote of nearly two to one, de
cided that the appointing power will re
main where it is. Ihere has also been
a considerable talk about knocking out
the appropriation for the labor bureau,
as a slap at John. II. Powers and at the
laboring men generally. It is now
thought, however, that the better ele
meut of the Republicans will haveenough
good sense to defeat this attempt, as
they did the other.
The bill to locate the state fair perma
nently at Lincoln is creating considerable
excitement. There is a probability that
this bill will pass the house and a possi
bility that it may become a law.
At the instigation ol an ex-uepubiican
official, a movement was made in the
senate this week to investigate Oil In
spector Edmisten's bond. In a half a
day Mr. bdmisten furnished an addition
al bond, signed by the citizens of Lincoln
for double the original amonnt; and the
senate dropped the matter like a hot po
No beet sugar legislation has come up
yet, but is liable to at any time.
J. A. JiDGERTON. .
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