The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, May 14, 1896, Image 1

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The Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated.
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The Great "I am a Democrat'
Knocked out of the Box.
The Democrats Responsible for Giv
ing it to the Republicans.
No Trading ha Ever Been Done by the
Senator Hill priding himself on his
ability in a hand to band scrap on the
floor of the senate thought he would try it
on Allen and he got knocked clear out of
the box on the first round. Hill was
charging that the populist in the senate
were voting with one party and then the
other but the final windup was that the
populists put the senate organization in
to the hands of the republicans. Allen
completely turned the tables on him and
proved that it was the democrats, who
of their own free will gave the organiza
tion to the republicans. This is the way
Allen left Hill banging in the air without
so much as a fleecy cloud of fact to rest
his feet upon.
Mr. Hill. While I differ with the dis
tinguished Senator from Kentucky upon
this financial question, there is more in
in democracy than the mere question of
finance. No true, faithful democrat, no
matter in what State of this Union he
may be, is to be proscribed because of
his financial views, especially upon de
.. tails. '
Mb. Allen. They are being proscribed.
Mb. Hill. My friend the Senator from
Nebraska Mb. Allen need not become
the guardian of the democratic party
We can take care of our own troubles
and our own squabbles. Sir, what, did
your populist in the legislature of Ken
tucky do? They took a position first up
on one side in tlA Kentucky legislature
and then on the other side, just as you
do here, trying to stir up strife, peddling
your votes upon one side or the other for
a little mess of patronage. You have no
right to take any hand in a suggestion
that the democracy did wrong to the
Senator from Kentucky Mb. Blackbubn
in the contest in Kentucky. If your men
had been so favorable to free silver as
you pretend to be, at one juncture they
could have elected Mr. Blackbubn as
Senator from Kentucky, I do not blame
my friend the Senator from Nebraska,
however. He is the prospective candi
date of the populist party for president,
unless the Senator from South Carolina
- Mr. Tillman gets over pretty soon
and crowds him off his platform. Of
course the Senator from Nebraska wants
to stir up all the trouble qe can. He has
more sympathy
Mr. Allen. Mr. President
The President pro tempore. Does the
Senator from New York yield to the Sen
ator from Nebraska?
Mr. Hill. With great pleasure. I
knew the Senator would . be in the fight
before we got through. :
Mr. Allen. I desire to correct the
Senator from New York, and I hope that
before he concludes Jiis remarks he will
modify the statement, because I know he
does not mean it... While the two Pop
ulists in the Kentucky legislature were
under no greater obligation to the Sena
tor from Kentucky Mr. Blackburn
than they were to a member 0f any
party to which they tlid not belong, they,
in consequence of being Silver men, gave
gave him their votes at a time wMf.if
he had receive'd the . full democratic
strength, he would have been elected.
e " Let me correct the Senator also as. to
another matter, because I know be does
Snot mean what he said. I call his attea
. tion to it and give him an opportunity
to correct himself. The Senator from
New York certainly does not mean that
the populists in this chamber have ped
dled their votes to anybody.
Mr.Hill. As my friend
Mr. Allen., Does the Senator mean
that? .
Mr. Hill. As my friend said once,
when he stated that a Senator on the
other side lied, metaphorically speak
ing Mr. Allen. Oh!
Mr. Hill. So I Say, metaphorically
Mr. Allen. If the Senator will per
mit me to say a word. I will subside. It
has got to be a funny thing, a common
thing, a smart thing for some one who is
ignorant of the facts, because he wants
to say something at the expense of a
person or a party that he thinks is in
capable of cariDg for his or its rights, to
lay all the isms and things of that kind
to a particular party or person. It has
become so in the galleries in reference to
a Senator who has spoken. It certainly
is a disgraceful thing. But it has become
popular in this Chamber to speak of the
populist party peddling its votes and
dickering between the two old parties.
I wish to say to the Senator from New
York, to the Senate, and to the country
that there have never been any negotia
tions, directly or indirectly, between the
populist party in this Chamber and the
republican or democratic party upon the
subject of the reorganization of the Sen
ate or upon the subject of patronage
not a particle more than there has been
between the populists and the Czar of
Russia. I feel confident that when the
Senator from New York understands this
he will not think it is very Titty or wise,
or a thing to be laughed at or a charge
to be mide with impunity that the pop
ulist party has dickered and peddled its
votes. . ,
Mb. Hill. That depends upon which
way you look at it. I reccolect my rec
ollection is farely good in regard to polit
ical matters that all at once the demo
cracy was surprised that our re
publican friends, although they had not
as they said a majority in this body,
were going to take possession of the
committee and in plain words, run the
Senate. It came to us aa a matter of
some surprise. We supposed they would
think it wiser to wait until they were
exactly certain that they had the re
quisite number of ironclad republicans.
.We called the roll, and our friends ou the
other side, the populist senators, re
mained silent in their seats and allowed
the republicans to take the responsibility
of organizing all the committees of the
Senate, thereby enabling them largely to
shape and control legislation. . That
may have merely happened so.
Mr. Allen. Will the Senator from
New York permit me to interrupt at this
Mb. Hill. Let me get through.
The President pro tempore. Does the
Senator from New York yield to the Sen
ator from Nebraska?
Mr. Hill. Certainly.'
Mb. Allen. Then I think he will be
Let it be understood, and let the Sen
ator from New York understand, if he
never has understood before, that the
populist party in this Chamber is not
under the slightest obligation to the
democratic party or to the republican
party. There is no kinship existing be
tween the populist party and either party.
We are here to accomplish what we de
sire to accomplish. I stated at the time
and I repeat that it was the deliberate
judgement of our caucus there are not
many of us, but we have a caucus occas
ionallythat the republican party being
in power in the House should be in pow
er here and be held responsible for the
legislation of this Congress the demo
cratic party having failed to do anything.
I call upon the senior Senator from
Maryland Mr. Gorman now to bear
testimony to the fact that a week or
more before the reorganization I voluntar
ily said to him, as the leader of his party,
that we would not vote and would not
help the democratic party retain the or
ganization. Is not that true?
Mb. Sorman. That is unquestionably
true. I will make it broader than that
and state that I have never known at
any time sincethe Senator from Nebraska
has been a member of this body that he
has sought to make any arrangement
or has had any arrangement suggested
to him in relation to this matter.
Mb. Allen. Then, Mr. President, one
more thing and I will yield to the
Senator from New York and not inter
rupt him any more. That was true.' We
called attention to the fact, and I call
the attention of the Senator from New
York and country to it, that if the dem
ocratic party had pursued the same pol
icy w'epursued.namely not to have voted,
to have refrained from voting on that
occasion, they had it in their power to
defeat the reorganizaticn, because the re
publican party did not have a majority,
and therefore did not have a quorum.
But they saw fit to vote, and they lost
the organization.
Mb. Hill. I do not think, Mr. Presi
dent, that the last statement is borne
out by the facts. I do not see how the
democrats could have defeated the re
publicans from organizing the senate, I
mean taking the committees, if our
friends on the other side had not re
mained quiet.
Mb. Allen. If the democrats had re
mained quiet
Mb. Hill. That is because we were
Mb. Allen. If the Senator will per
mit me, if the democrats had remained in
their seats and not voted, as the popu
lists remained in their seats and refused
to vote, then the republicans did not
have a quorum in the senate and they
could not have disturbed you in the'
committeeships. The responsibility is
with your party, not with mine.
In twenty years there has not been a
heater thing done on the floor of the
senate. Democracy's great champion
was completely beaten.
Take the Consequences.
We would like to ask the business men
of this city why so many of their tene
ment houses are empty? It is estimated
that we have at this time no less than
one hundred of these tenantless houses.
The owners of all these houses are nearly
all membars of the old parties. They
have had all they asked for in the shape
of legislation. They have given us a pro
tective tariff, a gold standard, and plen
ty of long time bonds. Now why don't
you rent your houses and pay your
bills? You have given us a money that
is "good in Europe" and howled "fifty
cent dollar" at every one who differed
from you in politics. Why are you not
satisfied? What are -you whining
about hard times for? With cringing
servility you have bowed to corpora
tions and clung to old party doctrines.
Why do you not stand uplikemen and
take the consequences? You will have
many more empty tenements before you
have less, but you should console your
selves with the thought that we have
now got a "sound money" and the
"finest banking system that the world
ever saw."Selah. Maine Populist.
No Kickers There,
The populist coherence in this city yes
terday was a harmonious gathering,
wisely regardful of the prime necessity
for every friend of reform, to work for a
union of forces at the approaching na
tional election. Denver News.
For Better Prices.
Albion, Neb., May 6, 1896.
Editob Independent: An organiza
eion of seventy of the best men in Boone
county was effected last March, which
should have been reported to your paper
long ago. In my judgment it is one of
the most important organizations that
has started among the producers. The
object is to get concerted action among
the producers on marketing the crops
The plan is to organize at least eight of
thegrain-growing states. Each county is
represented inthestatecompany and each
state is represented in the national com
pany. By this kind of organization we will
know how much we will have to sell, can
agree on a price before it leaves the pro
ducers hands and as one man we will not
sell till we get the agreed price. What
we want now is small companies of the
best staying men, reliable men, in each
county to organize and wait for the
other counties and states. It ia no use
to make a move till the organization is
perfect and then all act as one roan.
Victory is ours. We are in it here
to stay. We must win or be ruined. No
man can live on 10 cent oats or 13
cent corn. X '
t Yours for better prices, ,
D.J. Pointer.
Bj Fighting Over Taxation and Boodung
With State Fund
Editor Independent: "Stand up for Ne
braska" is a good motto and the citizen
who cannot do this without a salary
ought to move out of the state and stay
out. .
Now "standing up for Nebraska" means
something more than standing up for the
fertility of her soil and the matchless sun
shine which falls on the 76,000 square
miles of the earth's surface, embracing
the geograpical center of the United
States, but includes "standing up" for
all the rights and interests of the million
people inhabiting that territory and con
ducting varied enterprises, organized
under a code into a state, for local self
government, with a complex system of
city, county and township municipalities
and a grand system of free schools, all
voluntarily supported by the industy and
intelligence of those people. Hence
"standing up for Nebraska" means some
thing. It means standing up for good
government, for human rights, for liber
ty and love. Let no man be accused of
lack of patriotism or want of loyalty to
Nebraska who with pen or pencil, in press
or pulpit, or by ballot, opposes bad men,
for public trusts and who protests
against paid agents or "jury fixers''
manipulators of caucuses, con
ventions and candidates. He is the
patriot who opposes extravagant appro
priations of public funds to promote
private gain and who resists a raise of
official salaries in times of distress and
who combats an increase of clerkships
and employes in such numbers that they
have to "hide out" in order to conceal
their uselessnessand lack of employment.
No "calamity howl" can more injure
the credit of the state with judicious
business men than the statement
of the simple truth published
under official sanction, that the tax levy
cannot be made high enough under the
law to meet appropriations and that
money levied and collected from the peo
ple to the amount of millions of dollars
are retained by officials for indefinite
periods, loaned by them and often lost
entirely to the people, or that officials
having under their control hundreds of
thousands of dollars of idle permanent
public school funds have set aside and
disregarded statute law and judicial de
cision and refused to invest in interest
bearing state securities these idlers favor
for no other apparent reason than to
accommodate banking and state officials.
What prudent business man will invest
his money in a state where legislative
and other official extravegances outrun
authority to tax, and where executive
officers openly disobey the laws they are
sworn to enforce and regard as void the
decision of the supreme court of the state.
"Stand up for Nebraska," for good
government, honestly and economically
administered and the state will prosper.
They will buy it.
The Post, the leading) democratic or
gan of Washington, says: "The gold
men are working under the personal in
spiration and direction of the president,
who considers the emergency serious,
and an earnest attempt has already be
gun to capture the delegations from the
big ' states. Senator Brice has taken
charge of this canvass and his victory
in Ohio last fall when he snatched the
convention away from the silver men
causes great confidence to be placed up
on the results of his work this year. He
is organizing a bureau at the capital
and is going to follow the same tactics
that proved successful in Ohio when he
wrote over 16,000 letters in two months
to democrats of influence in the state."
Mr. Brice is going to look after Indiana
as well as Ohio. Ex-Mayor Hopkins of
Chicago has opened headquarters in Illi
nois for the gold interests and is prose
cuting their fight with the aid of large
expenditures of money and with good
prospect of success. James J. Hill, mag
nate of the Great Northern railroad, is
doing similar work in Minnesota and
the Dakotas. In the last week a change
has come over the spirit of the dreams
of silver men in the democratic party and
it now appears that despite their early
victories they are doomed to defeat in
the national convention. And that
means a bolt, a bolt that will be sup
ported by the majority of the voters of
the party.
Half Fare to the Populint Convention.
It has been definitely settled that all
of the railroad passenger associations in
the United States, will make a one-fare
rate for the round trip, to all who at
tend the people's party and stiver con
ventions, July 22d. Tickets will be on
sale July Wth, 20th, 21st, good to re
turn until the 27tb. ; '
Who Purloined a Lie and Gave it
A Business Man Calls Collins to
Order And Has His Words
Taken Down.
An Appeal to Republicans to Stand by
Their First Frlnolples.
Lincoln, Neb., April 30, 1896.
Editor Nebraska Independent: If
you will give me space in your paper I
should like to say a word about the
balance of trade.
I have read and heard much from re
publican newspapers about the balance
of trade; that it is, and has been against
the United States since 1894.
Mr. F. W. Collins in a 60-called speech
entitled "16 to 1 or bust," which he
heads (Buy the truth and sell it not) on
page 24, gives the following:
"Why the gold is leaving us?
"It is leaving us for the very good
reason that the balance of trade is
against us, because are buying more
than we are selling across the sea.
Because, in the first four months of
1895, the value of qur imports exceeded
the value of our exports by $ 68,051,
551.00. "Because, under the perfidious and dis
honest tariff of today, Europe and the
European importer's trusts, have Ameri
can manufacturers and American wage
earners by the throat."
Now, remember Mr. Collins says "buy
the truth and sell it not.""
I am afraid he did not buy the truth,
nor do I believe that he wanted to tell
the truth, when he wrote the above, for
if he had, he-could have done as I did;
write the secretary of the treasury and
get his report. And if he had done this
the report would have shown him that
our imports and exports for the first four
mouths of 1895 were as follows:
January .... $67,547,900
February 58,315,981
March 69,295,493
April. . 68,749,958
January .'. ....$81,229,904
February. 55,982,734
March..... 65,161,847
April.. 65,255,641
Excess of exports for the first four
months of 1895 as shown by this table
is $3,720,854. (
Can any one tell me where Mr. Collins
got his information or where he
bought the truth, that he refused to sell?
Mr. M. O. Ricketta of Omaha said
about the same when he and Mr. Thurs
ton were here at the Funke Opera house.
I find a great many republicans will
not believe the report of the secretary of
the treasury, but if we cannot believe his
report, where shall we go for our in
formation? Also in the some report (page' 9) I find
the balance of trade in favor of the United
States for the year 1894 was $237,145,
950 and in 1895 it was $75,568,200.
The balance of trade was more in our
favor in the year 1894 than it had been
since the year 1881.
The following is taken from the latest
issue of "The Defender" pablished by the
American Protective Tariff League of
New York; page 138:
Exports 18M. . ...,JS9,0o8,158
Imports 1894 ,. 647,778,017
Excess ot exports., ... ,.$221,283,141
Exports 1895 ,$798,053,018
Imports 1S95 731,960,319
Excess of exports... $01,592,699
It will be seen that the above fiirures
do not exactly agree with those of the
secretary of the treasury, but they do
not change the facts except in making
the balance of trade in our favor a little
In the report of the secretary (page 10
11) is given our imports and exports
by months. To compare the McKinley
with the Wilson bill, I took the first six
teen months of each bill. The report only
gives the imports and exports of the
Wilson bill from September 1, 1894,
when it went into effect, to December 31,
1895, which makes the sixteen months.
The following is the result of the com
parison: ,
First Sixteen months: July 1, 1890 to October
81, 1891.
Exports $1,205,560,672
Imports.. . 1,106.262,687
Excess of exports ...$99,313,985
First Sixteen months: September 1, 1894 to Decern
ber 81, 1895.
Export ............$1,132,145,122
Imports 1,025,034,087
Excess ot Imports $107,111,035
Mr. Editor: My object in sending you
this letter is to show some of the doubt
ing republicans, that it is not the tariff
that is hurting us. l am a republican
who believes in the tariff and free silver
16 to 1, and from what I can learn the
thing that is hurting the country is the
existing gold standard that Grover
Cleveland, with the help of the republl.
cans in the house and senate, baa put
upon us. More republicans voted for the
repeal of the Sherman law in the senate
than democrats. As a republican, I can
see no reason for following the gold God,
Jrover Cleveland. He does not repre
sent one single principle of what the re
publican party was founded upon, or
what it has won its victories with in the
past. I do not know of, nor do I believe
that there ever was a platform written
for the republican party, that endorsed a
single gold standard until 1896. If there
is such a platform any where I should
like to know it.
The reason that the gold is leaving us
is not, as Mr. Collins and others say, be
cause we are buying more goods from
abroad than we are selling, as the above
figures will show. Any one can see
(take the tariff league report) that In the
two years; 1894-1895, we sold $282,876,
040 more goods than we bought. Since
Grover Cleveland and his followers worked
the gold scare, they have disposed
of $262,000,000 worth of bonds, making
$544,876,040 that has been put into the
United States treasury box.
The tariff league report (naee 138)
shows that the excess of expenditure over
revenue was lor tne years:
1894...... $69,803,260.58
1895 42,825,049.29
an excess of expenditures over revenues
for the two years.
Where does the gold go to, if it does
not go to redeem greenbacks and treas
ury notes? And if that be true, and all
reports show us it is true, why not pay
greenbacks and treasury notes in silver
as well as gold, when we are short of
gold, as was intended by the law that
created them, They read "payable in
coin;" silver is coin with the government
behind it, and that is better than having
gold behind it. What we want is a double
standard on we had prior to 1878, and a
secretof the treasury who will use
his owndiscretion, (and not Wall street's)
and when there is a shortage of gold, pay
silver. Then the two will, move along
side by side. When we are short of one
we can fall back on the other. Gold will
not be able to go to a premium of 50 per
cent as it does at the present time. Silver
will be in competition with gold, being
worth as much as gold, paying all debt
and in every way its equal, gold could
not go to a premium.
These are the reasons why I believe in
the free coinage of gold and silver. I
know of no one who is afraid the credit
of our country would suffer except Wall
street and the gold men of the east.
The common people are not afraid but
that our money would beall right. They
do not deal in money. But the men who
do deal in money are crying out to keep
up the gold standard of their money, or
in other words increase the purchasing
power of their dollar. I can see no
reason why the purchasing power of corn, ;
wheat, and cotton, in fact everything
the farmer and laborer has to sell should
not be increased as measured in dollars.
A double standard will help those who
have products to sell, while a single gold
standard only helps those who have
money (or dollars) to sell.
Republicans, think before you vote for
a single standard. Think of what you
are voting for, and who it will benefit.
Will it help the common peoplo, whom
the republicans have always befriended,
or will it help those who are able to help
John Sherman, in his letter of April 27,
1896 to the Young Men's Republican
Club of Brooklyn, said that McKinley
was for a single gold standard, and silver
as credit money. I hope it will prove
not to be so when they meetat St. Louis,
but if it is so, where will you stand? On
the side of the common people, or will
you vote for those who are grinding
down and making slaves of the common
people? The republicans will have this
question to settle this fall; and I hope
they will not let Wall street write the
platform for them. If they do, we all
know what it will mean.
As for me, there will be but one choice;
that will be to vote for the people.
Yours truly,
A. H. Glkasos.
1234 O street.
Suppose We Try It.
Lawrence J. McParlin, secretary of the
people's party of the state of New York,
reports that under the system introduced
in that state each member conttibutes
five cents to his local, five cents to the
county emmitteeeach month, thus giv
ing each of the political divisions of the
party funds with which to carry on the
campaign from one end of the year to
the other. Under the system no one
who is not a member of the association
can vote at a people's party caucus, be
a delegate or a nominee, this on the
ground that no one should have the right
of shaping the party's action who does
not contribute to its existence. The
system is said to give entire satisfaction
and is commended to people's party
workers in every state. Dues are paid by
means of a due stamp affixed to a credit
card. The card shows a member's stand
ins: at sight; the stamps are 15 cents
each and are sold to members by the
local secretary.
" A Desperate Cane.
The American people are in extremis.
They are in the jaws of death. They are
fighting to save themselves and their
families and their country and its lib
erties; and woe unto the corrupt scoun
drels who may stand in their way. It
were better for those men that they had
never been born. We hope the populist
newspapers of this country will pass the
word of warning along the line, so that
if any such men present their sinister
countenance at St. Louis, and labor to
break us up, they will meet with the re
ception th.y desorve. The Representa
tive. '
The Great Eastern Dailies Begin to
Figure it up.
The New York World has just published
some more news two years old some
that it ought to have published the day
after the last national election but which
it, and all the goldite dailies carefully
suppressed. It now says:
In the leading states in which a dodu-
list organizaton was in the field in 1892
and in 1804 the following table shows
their gains:
State. 1892 1894.
Arkansas 11,831 24,541
California 25.852 51.804
Illinois 22,207 50,798
Indiana. 22 ans jo ars
Iowa ...20,595 82,118
xieniucny 23,500 16,911
Michigan ........19,892 80,012
Minnesota 29,818 87,931
Missouri 41,213 42,463
Montana 7,794 15,240
Ohio M.850 52,675
Oregon 20,965 26,088
Tennessot, ..............23,447 23,092
Texas 99,688 159,224
Washington ; 19, 165 25.140
Wisconsin 9,909 25,604
The results were on straight tickets.
In addition the populists in a fusion with
the democrats Increased in Colorado
from 53,584 to 82,111. In Georgia,
where they cast 42,937 votes in 1891, a
republican fusion gave them 96,888 lit
1894. In Kansas a democratic fusion
gave them 163,111 votes for president
in 1892, and separately they cast 118,
827 In 1894. In Nebraska a straight
vote of 83,134 for Weaver in 1892 was in
creased by democratic fusion to 97,815
in 1894. In North Carolina a fnalnn
with the republicans on chief justice 1894
increased sueir votes irom H.iiiO (la
1892) to 148 844 or mnro than th
total republican and populist vote of
J892. In Virginia a similar fusion in
creased the vote from 12,270 to 81,239.
In Alabama the fusion tote of 85,181
in 1892 only fell off on a straight vote in
lov to oatoa. in Mississippi, the vote
was substantial! v unchninratl. Tn Xnrt.h
Dakota a fusion vote of 17,700 in 1892 '
was reduced to a straight vote of 9,354
in 1894.
It must be borne in mind flint, tho -mta
in the tff . year is uniformly less than a
presiaentiai year, u tne populist vote
increased so larzelv from 1892 to 1894.
it becomes an in tares tintr miMtinn tn
know whether it has gone on increasing.
It will undoubtedly be a factor in the re
sults Of next November. Aannninllv if
there should be a fusion with the free
silver bolters from one or both of the old
; Republican Platform Interpreted.
"Sound money" means gold basis
"bold . basis money means scarce
"Scarce money" means dear money.
"Dear money" means small watres for
Iibor and cheap prices for the products
of labor.
"Small wages for labor" means that
laboring people cannot purchase what
they need or desire. , ,
"Small price for products of labor"
means that labor must produce at a stili
reduced price.
"A reduced price for products of
labor" means a Greater reduction in
wages of labor, and this means poverty
to the laborer and general bankruptcy
to the people.
"A greater reduction in the wages of
labor" means millionaires and paupers.
It means the kind of philanthropy ex
hibited by such people as Rockefeller,
Carnegie and Pullman. It means grand
colleges and churches for the rich, and
merry hell for the poor. It means if you
want these conditions to continue, then
vote the republican and democratic
tickets. It means "choose ye this day
whom ye will serve" "God" or "Baal."
If you are on the Lord's side get out of
the old republican and democratic
parties. They are organized and oper
ated by "Baal," and his priests, the poli-,
ticians, m the interest of plutocracy.
Wisdom of Gamaliel.
, Special Privileges,
The physical director of the State Uni
versity had posted last Monday morn
ing a rule allowing no one who was not
taking gymnasium work, or playing
lawn tennis or base ball to take a bath
at the University bath house without
paying five cents. The Cadets made
such a kick that Wednesday the order
was revoked as to them.
This allows all those who have time
and money to play tennis and ball to
get baths at the expense of the poor and
hard worked students. It has raised one
of the largest sized commotions that has
been seen in the. University for some
time. A petitiou'was started request
ing the regents to deal fairly and equally
with all. in distributing the state's
bounties. It received the signature of
the student body as fast as they could
get to it.
The students are inquiring from what
law the Physical Director derives au
thority to give privileges to the richer
students who have money to join athle
tic clubs, for which the poor ones must
be taxed to pay. It is a pertinent ques
tion, and a time to apply the old Alliance
doctrine of "Equal rights to all, special
privileges to none." .
Bart Co. Pops Will Have a Paper.
Oakland, Neb., May 1. The populist
party of Burt county has formed a stock
company and incorporated with a view
of starting a paper to its liking. It is
backed by some of the leading farmers
and business men, and will no doubt suc
ceed. It proposes buyiig out one of the
two papers at Tekamah, if satisfactory
terms can be made, if not, to put in a
new plant ; .; .-j ;