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The Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated.
LINCOLN, NEBR., THURSDAY, Nov. ia. 1896.
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Personnel and Political Faith of
the Zlembers-Elect of the Ne
BUT SEVEN GOLDBUO SENATORS
And 31 Representatives of
' Faith, While the Best Are
of the Fusion Variety.
A Splendid Arrm y.
The returns of the Nebraska legiala
ture show ia the senate 7 republicans
and 26 fusion. In the house there are
31 republicans, 68 fusion and 1 "gold
The senate will be composed of 2 edi
tors, 1 banker, 6 lawyers, 13 farmers, 3
merchants, 4 physicians, 1 druggist, 1
coal dealer. 1 school teacher, 1 real es
The house will be composed of 74
farmers, 11 merchants, 5 lawyers, 1
teacher, 2 editors, 1 druggist, 1 clergy
man, 1 blacksmith: 1 nurseryman, 1
creamery manager, 1 tombstone maker,
and 1 occupation unknown.
The members elected are as follows:
''.'.. '.-' Senate. '
First District Richardson and Paw
nee: J. M. Osborne, fashion.
Second District Nemaha and John
son; John H. Dundaa, fusion: editor
Third District Otoe; A. A. Weller,
1 uaion: merchant: Svracnse.
Fourth District Cass; W. H. Dearing,
fusion; physician; Plattsmouth,
Fifth District Saunders and Sarpy j
Wiliiim scball, fusion; Springfield.
Sixth District Douglas; Frank T. Ran
eon. fusion; attorney; Omaha; Edward
Howell, fusion; coal and insurance; Oma
ha; J. H. Evans, republican; Danker;
Seventh District Cuming and Burt;
William Miller, fusion: Oakland.
Eighth. District Dixon.Dakota; Knox,
Cedar and Thurston; Nick Fritz, fusion;
Ninth District Antelope, Boqqs and
Greeley M. W. McGann, fusion, lawyer,
Albion. ' ?
Tenth District Washington and
Dodge rV. D. Haller, republican; drug
Eleventh District Wayne, Stanton,
Madison and Pierce C. T.Muffiy, fusion,
farmer; Meadow Grove. V
Twelfth District Platte and Colfax
J. M. Gondring, fusion; lawyer; Colutu
bus. . j
Thirteenth District Holt, Garfield,
Wheeler and unorganized territory; J. D,
Lee, fusion; farmer; Lynch, Boyd county
Fourteenth District Brown, Keya
Paha Cherry, Sheridan. Dawes, Box
Butte and Sioux; Otto Mutts, fusion
Fifteenth District Custer, Yalley,Loup
and Blaine; C. W. Bealle, fusion: editor
Beacon; Broken Bow.
Sixteenth District Buffalo and Sher
man; J. W. Heapy, fusion; farmer; Litch
Seventeenth District Hall and How
ard; O. Grothan, fusion; physician; St,
Paul. . .::: -; v
. Eighteenth District Polk, Merrick
and Nance; Thomas Farrell, fusion; far
mer; Chapman. .
Nineteenth District Butler and Sew
ard; William E. Ritchie, fusion; farmer:
Twentieth District Lancaster; A. R,
Talbot, republican; attorney; Lincoln
E. R. Spencer, republican; real estate;
Twenty-first District Gage; G. A,
Murphy; republican; lawyer, Beatrice.
Twenty-second District Saline; E. G,
Watson, fusion; physician; Friend.
Twenty-third District Jefferson and
inayer;c t. Steele; republican; mer
Twenty-fourth District York and Fill
more; J. B. Conaway; republican, physi-
Twenty-fifth District Clay and Ham
llton; L. L. Johnson, fusion; farmer;.. In
Twenty-sixth District Nuekolls, Web
ster and Franklin; W. B. Guthrie: fusion
Twenty-seventh District Adams:
Tracey P. Skykes, fusion; farmer; Hast
Twenty-eighth District Kearney,
Phelps and Harlan; J; D. Canaday, fu
sion; teacher; Minden.
Twenty-ninth District Furnas. Red
Willow, Hitchcock, Dundy, Gosper,
Frontier, Chase and Hayes; H. L. Gra
ham, fusion; lawyer; Stockville.
Thirtieth District Dawson, Lincoln
; Keitn, ineyenne, Logan and unorgan
izea territory; u Feitz, fusion, ranch
First District Richardson: Henry Gar
des, Juies emitn, Kaipn Clark, fusion.
Second District Pawnee: J. J. Bar
nard, republican; farmer; William Sutton
Third District Nemaha: David Jones
fusion; Julien; John C. Shull, fusion, Ne-
Fourth District Johnson: Palmer
Blake, republican; farmer: Tecumseb
.Sixth District-Otoe: Patrick Roddy.
u.Ui: I T-1 I- s,:. r .
icpuuiiunu. luriuer; neuraass vny; l, A,
Severe, fusion; farmer: Palmyra.
Seventh District Cass: Ernest Pollard
republican: T. T. Young, republican.
- Eighth District Cass and Otoe; V. W
Btraub, fusion; merchant; Berlin.
Ninth District-Sarpy: Oaea Grell fu
Tenth District Douglas: W.S. Felker,
fusion; lawyer; Omaha; Joseph Crowe,
republican; lawyer, Omaha; Dudley
Smith, fusion; merchant; Omaha; Edson
Rich, fusion, lawyer; Omaha; Charles E.
Curtis, fusion, South Omaha; A. H. Mur
doch, republican, Omaha; Levi Cox, re
publican; Omaha; John H. Butler, re
publican Omaha; Hugh Myers, republi
can; lawyer; Omaha. . .
Eleventh District Washington. Ches
ter C. Marshal, fusion, nurserymen; Arl
ington. - .
Twelfth District Hurt: usury uyron,
republican; merchant; Decatur. 1
Thirteenth District Burt ana wasu-
ington: John 8.' Nesbitt, republican;
merchant, Tekamah. .
Fourteenth District Dodge: w. v.
Holbrook, republican, farmer; Everetts;
S. S. Van Horn, fusion; farmer; Dodge.
Fifteenth District-Cuming: Felix Uiv
ens, fusion; West Point.
Sixteenth District Cuming, Dakota
and Thurston: Frank Alderman, repub
lican: tombstone maker; West Point.
Seventeenth District Wayne ana Stan
ton: D. A. Jones, fusion; farmer; Wayne.
Eighteenth District Dixou: C. W.
Schram. fusion: farmer: Ponca.
Nineteenth District Odar ana fierce:
H. T. Ankeny, fusion; farmer; Laurel.
Twentieth District Knox and Boyd:
GeornreF. Kbdd. fusion: lawyer: Butte.
Twentv-nrst District Antelope: . V.
Fairchild. fusion: farmer: Oakdale.
Twenty-second District Boone: a. u
Twenty-third District Madison: f rank
P. Prince, republican; Madison.
Twenty-fourth District riatte: u. .
Moran, fusion; farmer; Creston.
Twenty-fifth District riatte ana
Nance: N. Secore Hyatt, fusion; farmer;
President. ' ,
Twenty-sixth District Colfax: Donald
McCloud, republican; blacksmith; Schuy
Twenty-seventh District Saunders; J.
N. Gaffin, fusion; farmer; Colon; J. B.
Lemar, fusion; Itbica.
Twenty-eighth District Butler; t.t
Loomis, fusion; farmer; Octavia; D. W.
Hamilton, fusion; farmer: Rising City,
Twenty-ninth District Seward: D.
Eager, fusion; J. B. Mitchell, fusion.
Thirtieth District Lancaster: Elmer
J. Burkett, Paul F. Clark, Myron H.
Mills, Charles E. Waite. Thomas M.
Wimberley. all republicans.
Thirty-first District Saline: F. W. En-
dorff, fusion; farmer; Tobias; H,
Mann, republican, miller; Wilber.
Thirty-second District Gage: ' James
Casebeer, republican; : editor; Blue
Springs; W. L. tbittenden, republican;
farmer: Cortland; George W. Jones,
"gold democrat; ' farmer, Wymore.
Thirty-third District Gage and Sa
line: U.K. iaulk, republican; dealer in
Thirty-fourth District Jefferson: Geo.
E. Jenkins, republican,. merchant: Fair-
Thirty-fifth District Thayer: J. R.
Morrison. fusion; farmer; Chester.
Thirty-sixth District Thayer and Jef
ferson: J. S. Gostiorn, republican; farmer;
Thirty-seventh District Fillmore;Rich
ard Dodson, fusion; farmer; Grafton;
William Taylor, lusion; merchant.
Thirty-eighth District York; D. S.
Zimmerman, fusion, York; Robert Hen
derson, republican; Henderson.
Thirty-ninth District Polk; William
Welch, fusion; farmer; Osceola.
Fortieth District Merrick: Charles
Wooster, fusion; farmer; Silver Creek.
Fortyrflrst District Hamilton: Di N.
Woodward, fusion; druggist; Aurora; J.
H. Grosvenor, fusion; teacher; Central
City. - ' ' ,
5 Forty-second District Clay: B. W.
Campbell, fusion; farmer; Clay Center; R.
H. Hill, fusion; farmer; Edgar.
Forty-third District Nuckolls: J. H.
Wright, fusion; farmer; Ruskin. ?
Forty-fourth District Webster: Jos.
L. Grandstaff, fusion; farmer; Bladen.
Forty-fifth District-Adams: M. C. Fer
neu, fusion; farmer; Holstein.
Forty-sixth District Adams and Web
ster; Peter Uerling, fusion, merchant;
Forty-seventh District Hall; C. A.
Weib, fusion; merchant; Grand Island;
G. L Rouse; republican; farmer, Alda.
Forty-eighth District S. Bower, fu
sion; farmer; St. Paul. . . ; : y
Forty-ninth District--Garfleld, Greeley,
Wheeler, Loup, Blaine and unorganized
territory, R. S. McCarthy, fusion; farmer:
Fiftieth District--Holt; J. A. Robtson,
fusion; farmer; Jay; M. C. Grimes, fusion;
farmer; Chambers. ,
Fifty-first District Brown; P. H.
Eighmy, republican; Methodist minister;
Fifty-second District Cherry and
Keya Paha; O. T. Billings, fusion; Nor
den. Fifty-third District Sheridan, Dawes,
Box Butte and Sioux; A. E. Sheldon, fu
sion; editor; Chadron.
Fifth-fourth District Lincoln, Chey
enne and Keith; L. Stebbins; farmer;
Fifth-fifth District Tally ; J. H. Cronk,
fusion; farmers; Ord.
Fifty-sixth District Custer and Logan
E. M. Webb, fusion; editor; Callaway;
W. G. Eastman, fusion; farmer Lee Park.
Fifty-eighth District Buffalo; Fred I.
Gaylord, fusion; merchant; Kearney; Lo
renzo L. Hile, fusion; farmer; St. Michael.
Fifty-ninth District Da waon; William
Harnor, fusion; farmer; Lexington.
Sixtieth District Kearney; William
Cole, fusion; farmer; Upland.
Sixty-first District Franklin: D. Mc
Cracken, fusion; farmer; Macon. ,
Sixty-second District Harlan: O.Hull,
fusion; farmer: Alma.
Sixty-third District Phelps: E. Soder
man; fusion; farmer; Bertrand.
Sixty-fourth District Furnas: C. F.
Sixty-fifth District Red Willow: L. J.
Holland, fusion; farmer; Indianola. '
Sixty-sixth District Frontier and Gos
per: Wilson Winslow, fusion.
Sixty-seventh District Hitchcock,
Dundy, Hayes and Chase: C. W. Phelps,
WHAT WE MAY EXPECT
Just About Zero is the Condition of
The Western Farmer's
SUTTON'S GLOOUY FORECAST.
What Is To Support the Hills and
Factories Under IXoKinley's
To the Editor: '
, Now that the presidential fight is over
and the smoke of battle has all but
cleared away one has time to consider
the consequences involved. Mr. McKin-
ley has been elected to hold the chief
magistracy of this great republic until
the 4th of March, 1901. He has been
chosen to administer the affairs of the
United States at a time of great depres
sion. The distress of the country has
been brought about by a policy which
Mr. McKinley once condemned as vigor
ously as he now pledges himself to main
tain it. Hp offers to the country as a
panacea for all its ills the stale quack
nostrum of sound money and protection.
By the policy of sound money be means
the maintenance of the single gold stan
derd wtucn ne formerly denounced as
inimical to American Interests. By pro-
action he wants to tax an impoverished
people an additional sum to benefit
manufacturers. With ths same breath
be attributes the cause of our industrial
stagnation to overproduction, and then
tells us that the opening of our mills and
factories will remove the causes of stag
nation. The absurdity of this Canton
statesmanship must be amusing to the
Lombard street magnates, who through
their Wall street agents have made pos
sible the election of a man of McKinley's
calibre to the presidential chair.
The outlook for the United States is
certainly gloomy. The sufferings of
those who have been beaten down by
the long continued depression, and of
those who seek in vain for employment,
will be very severe during- the coming
winter. Many will perjsh of cold and
starvation. Families accustomed at
one time to affluenceaud comfort, today
look npon the very cheapest kind of
meat as an unusual luxury. Many of
the people buy the very poorest quality
of lard to use with their bread as a sub
stite for meat. ' There is today an
amount of hidden starvation and suffer
ing that was never known before in the
history of the United States and it will
be intensified as the winter grows colder.
The farmers throughout the west may
have enough to support nature but they
have no money to buy clothes, imple
ments and other necessaries, not to
speak of luxuries. Their credit is at zero,
the country merchants cannot sell, the
jobbers are more anxious to collect old
debts than to fill orders. What will the
opening of the mills do for these people?
Will men whose shelves are overloaded
with unsaleable goods ruu to the manu
facturers to purchase additional stock?
Not likely. What then is going to sap
port the mills. We have no foreign trade.
Our suicidal destruction of our own
silver has barred us from Asia and
South America, while the same depreciat
ed Bilver is bought by our rival England,
and used as a club to beat down the
value of our own agriculture products.
How the British aristocracy must laugh
in their sleeves at our American states
manship! How they must despise the
imbecility, the cringing apishness of a
people who have neither the sense to
discern the poncy best suited to their
own interests, nor the courage to sus
tain itl .... . ; :'
Yet it is not the British nor any other
particular Dation wnicn, tnrougn Mc
Kinley, will dominate this country for
the ensuing four years. The people in
whose interests the affairs of the United
States will be administered by McKinley
belong to that cosmopolitan breed, to
whom eountry is'but an accidental birth
place, the world a hunting ground, and
man their prey. Numerically few in
comparison to the millions whom thev
oppress, they are strong in the power of
meir goia, ana in tne weakness of hu
manity. iney deceive, they corrupt.
they divide, they rule. There is nothing
in toe nature 01 man mat impels mm to
uaie nis leuowmen oecause tney were
born' under different skies, speak in differ
ent languages, for worship their God at
ainerent altars. xne ware that have
dusolated the earth, the entire record of
man's inhumanity to man from the first
dawn of history to the present hour.
have originated in human greed, in the
desire of men to acquire the property of
ineir leuowmen. it was Human greed
that changed 'Ireland, blessed with all
the truitfulness of nature, into a land of
ruined industries, devastated homes and
famine graves. In the second decade of
the present queen of England, in the
very centre of Europe's boasted freedom
and enlightenment, within telephone dis
tance of the modern Babylon the em
porium of the world's gold, one million
and a half of the Irish people died of
starvation and its attendant fever. This
fearful catastrophe was the logical result
of British economic' laws. Three short
years sufficed to complete tne horror.and
the world looked on unmoved. Eng
land's cruelty did' not even excite the
condemnation now showered npon the
sultan for the atrocities committed by
his soldiers in Armenia. The Armenians
were slaughtered by the sword, the
Irish were murdered by operation of
law. The blood of both nations has
cried to heaven for vengeance, and in
God's good time the wrongdoer shall re
ceive his reward.
Between the laws governing landed
property ia Great Britain and Ireland
and in the United States there is no
great difference. The lands of Ireland
passed into tne nanai 01 toe raw oy con
quest and royal grants. The lands of
the United States are passing into the
hands of the few on account of the fore
closures of mortgages, entered into
when the mortgagor had reasonable ex
pectations of meeting his obligation.
What conquest did for the owners of
land in Ireland is being done in America
by the demonetization of silver, and tne
consequent appreciation of gold. Un
account of its demonetization stiver is
being purchased in the United States at
60 cents an ounce by speculators who
receive a gold value for it in other coun
tries, and exchange it for wheat grown
by the very cheapest of oneap laoor to
be found in the world. The farmers of
the United States are forced into com
petition with agriculturists accustomed
for generations to subsist on food, and
exist under conditions that would be
nauseating and intolerable, not only to
Americans, but to the peasantry of
Great Britain and Ireland and of France
and Germauy. The American farmer is
forced by American legislation to com
pete with the unfortunate Egyptian
fellah, who works under the glint of the
British bayonet and tne lasn 01 tne Das
tinado, with the poor ryot of British
India, to whom a bad harvest means
death by starvation; with the Russian
monjlk, who esteems alump of tallow as
a lnxurv. and would be denied even that
onlv for his fighting qualities as a sol
dier of the czar. It is only a question of
time when, with our own depreciated sil
ver, depreciated by ourselves, we enau
nave created another competitor in the
rat-eating Chinaman as a wheat grower
and stock raiser. We may calculate also
on the opening up and development of
Siberia, and may expect competition
from that auarter to be further aided by
oar depreciated silver. This continued
depreciation of silver and consequent
continued appreciation of gold will go
on while McKinley shall be the occupant
of the presidential chair. The president
elect is a weak man; he will require a
manager during his administration as
he did during his electoral campaign. He
is not a strongman who can stand alone.
He will require some one to lean upon,
and his support will be that upon which
he depended in the late campaign. That
support will be the trusts, the corpora
tions. the gamblers -of Wall street, the
bankers of London, and the reptile and
eyndf"te Dress of America. From a
president backed by such an "element 1
certainly expect nothing that will ad
minister to the welfare of the American
people, and as a consequence, I fail to
see any rift in the storm clouds now be
tween us and the sunshine of prosperity.
To tamely submit to our temporary de
feat can bring no present relief, nor hope
for the future. It is not meiely our ma
terial prosperity that is imperiled, but
the very existence of our republican in
stitutions. We are today a financial fief
of Great Britian, and we have amongst
us a powerful plutocracy desirous Of
changing from a republican to a mon
archical form of government. The
supreme court is made into an African
fetische preparatory to being degraded
to the condition of a partisan political
machine; the serpent of corruption
will cover it with the slime
of adulation the more easly to
swallow and digest it The standing
army, may possibiy be increased and
will probably be reduced to the level of
the Royal Irish Constabulary, an armed
police force for the protection of trusts
and monopolies, and the enforcement of
laws intended to crush labor regardless
of state rights and privileges. These are
some of the damages that confront us.
What forceTs have we to rely upon to
combat this peril? The people? I always
gave William H. Yanderbilt credit for
candor, courage, and keen perception
when he said: "The public be damnedl
He sized up the people very correctly.
The people howl and complain of their
manifold grievances. The constitution
gives them a ballot whereby they can
place men in power; who will cxccateth
people's will, but when election time
comes around the great bowling martyr
ed people send back to power the very
same men against whose administration
they so loudly declaimed. Whether it
be a democratic or republican kettle it
is always black and boils in the same
old way, and the dear public are not de
prived of their delightful privilege of
ceaseless growling. In the late cam
paign men of the republican, democratic,
and populist parties placed country
above party, and selected as their stan
dard bearer one of the brainiest and
bravest men that ever championed a
people's cause. The farmers stood pobly
by him, but the workingnienof the great
cities in spite of all their enthusiastic
pledges to stand np for the people's
rights, went back like the dog to his
vomit, and cast their votes for the very
men whom they had been denouncing as
tyrants. They seem to be incapable of
understanding that very soon the silver
countries, which we might have had as
a market for our manufactured goods,
will not only cease to be purchased, but
will complete with ns as sellers.
The people in the east are the smallest
kind of sectionaliste, the fate of some
ambitious ward statesman is the pettiest
of assembly districts, is of more conse
quence to them than any national issue,
and they will invariably sacrifice the lat
ter to the former. In the next four years
New York will nationalize hordes of
Calabrians, Sicilians and Russian Jews
who will vote just as they are told by
some political boss. There are thou
sands of Finlanders in Minnesota, Wis
consin and northern Michigan who voted
for McKinley as they were told, and who
do not now and never will Bpeak the En
glish language. These foreigners are
being brought thither every day by the
great coal barons and capitalists to
force down the scale of wages and further
enhance the profits of the plutocrats.
flow are we to overcome an tnese a; va
cuities? That is the first question to be
solved. We have confronting ns Great
Britain American tories, plutocrat of
all nations, a prostituted press, aad all
that is venal and cowardly in a people
who lose sight of national questions in
their blind elannishneas to local parti
sans. We have the scribes and Pharisees
of every church denouncing us, and pre
tended friends ready to betray us. cer
tainly the powers against us are very
formidable. But the silver dollar of our
"daddies" tells us "In God we trust."
Our cause is Just, our champions are
clean of heart, and clear of brain, and we
have the confidence that the Beneficent
Creator who has hitherto brought our
nation safely through every danger, will
continue to be our guide as well as our
shield and defence. Witn persistent
energy and never-failing courage let us
coatinue the flaht. and it we do our duty
God will crown the banners of right
with the garlands of victory, and as the
persecuted, insulted, and maligned abo
iitionist lived to see the emancipation of
the black man, so shall we celebrate the
emancipation of our country from the
domination of British and American
tories and cosmopolitan shylocks. '
John P. Sdttoh.
THE NEXT CONGRESS.
As Reparted by 4he Associated Press
' ;- Bureau.
We give below a table prepared by the
Associated press giving the political af
filiations of the members of tne next con
gress. We invite the populists ofNe.
braska to look at it and note that all
four of the Populist Congressmen elect
ed from this state are classed
democrats. Does the Associated press
deceive the people? Why this misrepre
sentation? It is an attempt, an organ
ized effort to discourage the populists of
the United States. If they talk that way
about Nebraska is it not reasonable to
suppose that thev lie about other states.
f oDUiisu do not ne aiscouragea. Diana
by your principles they are as eternal as
the JKocky mountains.
The list by states is as follows:
Alabama Seven Democrats, one
Populist and Independent; Eighth dis
Arkansas Six Democrats,
California Two Democrats, three
fteoublicans. two Populists, probable.'
C'olorado Two Populists and Inde
Connecticut Four Republicans.
Delaware One Democrat; ; ., '
" Florida Two Democrats.
Georgia Eleven Democrats.
Idaho One Populist and Jndepend)
Illinois Five Democrats, sixteen
Republicans; Third district doubtful.
Indiana Four Democrats, eight Re-
lows Eleven Republicans.
Kansas One Democrat, two Repub
licans, five fusion and Populists.
...Kentucky-Seven Democrats, four
Louisiana Five Democrats, one Re
publican. . J
MaineFour Republicans. , :
Maryland Six Republicans.
Massachusetts One' Democrat,
Michigan Two Democrats, ten Re
publicans. Minnesota Seven Republicans.
Mississippi Seven Democrats.
Missouri Twelve Democrats, three
Montana One Populist and Inde
pendent. Nebraska Four Democrats, two Re
publicans. Nevada One Populist and Independ
ent. ; ,
New Mexico One Democrat.
New Hampshire Two Republicans.
New Jersey Eight Republicans.
New York Five Democrats, twenty
hlnA T?m. V?!nn no .
North Carolina Two Democrats, two
Republicans, five Populists and inde
North Dakota One Republican.
; Ohio Five Democrats (some indorsed
by Populists) fourteen Republicans,
First and Twelfth districts doubtful
Oregon Two Republicans.
Pennsylvania Three Democrats,
Rhode Island Two Republicans.
; South Carolina six Democrats. 1
South Dakota Returns incomplete.
Tennessee Six Democrats, three
Republicans; Tenth district doubtful.
Texas Ten Democrats; Fourth,
Seventh and Tenth districts incom
Utah One Populist and independent.
Wvomingp One Democrat
Vermont Two Republicans.
. Virginia Eight Democrats, two Re
Washington No report.
' West Virginia Four Republicans.
Wisconsin Ten Republicans,
The Citv's Funds.
Water, $19,504. 73; sewer, $4,854.54;
fire, $17,122.81; police, $10,475.76;
road, warrants drawn to November 1,
$1,055.20; judgment, $1,06,64; spe
cial police, warrants drawn, $25.50; in
tersection, warrants drawn, $117.21;
salary, $8,018.68; health, $1,148.50;
city property, overdrawn, $244.14;
printing,. $411.73; sidewalk, $754.75;
election, $1,920; paving, $974.70; light,
$3,801.82; general, ' even; transient
home, balance, $90. Referred to the
Bank "failure In Ksomm.'
Tofxjll, Kan., Nov. 11. A telegram
received here announced the failure of
the Bank of Hays City. The capital
stock of the institution was $50,000.
Elwyn Little was president. The par
ticulars of the failure are not known.
Deputy Bank Commissioner Myron A.
Waterman left for Hays City to take
Charles D. Lane Ceaoutrxt:! IZj
Thorough Eelief ia tlsCcrrj
of Free Ceizzs.
7ill Tay Ilr. Erin's Ezrrzrrj
. Is Loyal, '
San Fhancisoo, Cal., Nor. 8. Cirx!:
D. Lane, the millionaire owner c( tie
Utiaa gold mine, offers to giva
Bryan financial support in his advo
cacy of bimetallism. The CalifjrtiLi
says he is willing to see to it that tit
Nebraskan's traveling expenses and 11 r
living expenses of himself aad t:-' '
are paid during his forthcoclzi cz: '
.fgn of, education.
ur. Lane made such a statement !:
ing the heat of the campaign and ks re
iterated it yesterday afternoon la lj
coolness of political defeat
"I will stand by what I said." C 1
Mr. Lane. "My purposes are nnknori
to Mr. Bryan and could not hays' retir
ed his ears. They could, therefore, kits
had no effect in causing him to reiewt tis
offer of $25,000 a year made hia by a
New York firm. When the news 1
read to me I said that "I wss wV.".l: 1 1 '
bet two to one that Mr. Bryan u 1
not accept $125,000 a year fron i .j
"I know ths man. I have vL'.t: I I i
hones and set at table with Liza. 1') ,
absolutely above price, Honey U 1 1
dress to him in comparison I j
convictions. When he was to si f r
Chicago to attend the convea'.n t
had only $3.
"There is no truth in the report that I
have determined to put any spec'. 3
sum aside for Mr. Bryan $l,0&3amoa'.i
as you say rumor has it, or any otlr
sum. But when he starts ia to pr? :"i :
bimetallism I will see that his tr&vj.: '
expenses are paid and that he and L i
family are cared for.
- EBABOK FOB Sit fcreOLTI.
"I will tell you how I reached CU eta-
elusion. I was traveling on the Tiz: i
Pacific and there met a nef-itcr c!
Bryan, who related to me an b-rr!' 7
with the nominee, . ,
"Supposing yon are dfaatl fcr ft
presidency, what will you dS?" It s: 3
he asked Mr. Bryan. 'It is not a snares-'
able case,' came the rejoinder, 'but if I
am defeated at the polls, I shall t&ie c3
ray coat and go to work to educate the
American people in the truh of bi
metallism.' ' "
"That determined me. Mr. Bryan is a
man of simple tastes, but of moderate
means, and it is not just that he should
bear the entire burdens of his devotion,
when there are those who, like myself. .
can provide for his necessities while en
gaged in the cause.
"I am not in favor of beginning the
agitation at once. The republicans
should be given a year to put their prin
ciples into practice. Then the campaign
of education should be commenced.
Then, as I -said. I shall stand ready to
meet Mr. Bryan's expenses."
Mr. Lane is amply able to carry cat
his promise. Id addition to his one
third ownership in the Utica mine, he
possesses other gold-bearing properties
in this state and Arizona, which brinjr
him in fortunes every month. In his
advocacy of free coinage he is an enthu
siast, and during the late campaign he
is credited with having paid out $100,
000 to meet the expenses of the silver
republican convention at St. Louis, and
those of the silver campaign committee ,
of California. What would mean free,
dom from anxiety for Mr. Bryan would
be but a bagatelle to this millionaire
MEETS SPEAKER BEEP.
Seated near Captain Lane, as he
talked of Mr. Bryan, in the Palace hotel, .
was Hon. Thomas B. Reed, in consulta
tion with Hon. Francis Q. Newlands,
free silver, congressman from Nevada.
The two men were unknown to each
other and were preseneed by Mr. New
"Mr. Lane is an anomaly," said Mr.
Newlands, addressing the gentleman
from Maine, "as, while a gold miner, he
is an advocate of silver."
The pair grasped hands. "I suppose
you have done your best to put our
nine-votes in the McKinley column,"
remarked Lane, to break the ice.
"I have done what I could," modestly
rejoined the speaker. -
There was a silence, and then Mr. Lane
continued: "I wrote to Mr. Bryan last
that I would, with all respect to the
next president, rather be in his shoes
than in those of Major McKinley. The
republican party cannot carry out its
promises, and in four years yon will be
with us." ,
The man from Maine looked aston
ished. "I'll bet yon two to one," affirmed the
Mr. Reed asserted that if he was given
to making wagers he would accept the
A Hluoul Farmer's Soield.
Fobt Scott, Kan., Nov. 11. De
spondent over the death of his wife,
Carl Peterson, a well known farmer of
Vernon county, who resided near Clay
ton, six miles east of this city, ended
his life with poison some time last
week. The body was found in a hay
stack yesterday morning. -
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