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The Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated.
LINCOLN, NEBR., THURSDAY, Dec. 3. 1896.
WHAT THE BOSSES DID
Tlsh Time a Beport was Hade 0
CAUSED OUS DI3TBES3.
A Lepublican Farmer Who Think
it Time to do Something . '
Knllat for Ufo and Fsbt It out.
I am inspired by tht daplorabls con
dition of the laboring and prodaciag as
also of all classes of business to publish
my riews In regard to the cause of the
existing trouble. ' We as citizens, with,
out reference to political affiliations, are
all aware of the painful and deplorable
conditions under which we are endeavor
ing to eke put a miserable existence. It
is a conceded fact by all, that this coun
try is laboring under one of the worst
financial crashes, if not worst of its his
-tory. It is certainly the worst crisis this
. . . . ! .
"wounwy nas ever aau in nun 01 peace.
The situation is : undesirable and the
baneful effects are felt by all classes of
business as well as the producer and
The queetion naturally arises: What
is the cause of theee conditions and who
are to blame for bringing about these
conditions, and what are the principles
to pursue to restore a normal condition
of financial affairs?
' I frankly admit that until this cam
paign (which I think is one of the most
important since 1860) that I have taken
little. interest in politics, thinking if a
man was industrious and economical it
was quite enough to insure success, and I
suppose many others have been laboring
under the same mistake, that the govern
ment might be left to political "bosses."
but on looking around ns what do we
see? We see all the producers and the
majority of them industrious, econom
Uil people, gradually coming to the end
ofttheir resources, the chains of despera
tion gradually but surely ' tightening
around them. This is not all; the ma
jority of the business men are sharing
the same fate, because all manner of pro
duce is below the cost of production and
nothing left to buy the necessaries of life,
let alone the luxuries. Now finding bus
iness in this condition is it not high time
that we ask our "bosses" that we have
trusted to represent us: What have you
done to bring about this state of affairs?
What duty have you neglected to cause
It? V : ": - J
RobertOi Ingersol says: "When the
rich combine it is for the purport of ex
changing ideas; when the poor combine
it is a conspiracy; if they act in concert
it is a "mob;", if they really do some
thing for their protection it is "treason."
"ibis is the position a great many of
oar political "bosses nave lasen ana
uneteaa proving me suiucy oi me policies
: : I. .i.ia. .f XI I f
intuitu tuujr 11 a 17 UC-U JJUIDUlUg UCJ VIJ
'."fool, "repudiator, "fraud, "anar
chist," and apply all the vile epithets to
be found in the vocabulary. I want to
say before going further that I belong
to the free silver party which our "gold
bug" friends are pleased to class "an
archists" and will as briefly as possible
state my reasons. I ' have heretofore
been a republican and will give my rea
sons for not continuing so. I have be
fore me a speech of Hon. J. W. Babcock,
republican, in house of representatives,
entitled; "A Populist humbug Exploded
etc." He applies the choice epithet of
Ananias to all those who differ from him
onithe financial question. He makes an
, elaborate showing of the increase of the
wytdth of this country from 1860 to 1890.
e eays in 1860 with a population of
' ' ,423,250 we bad a volume of wealth
' If 16,159,60fi.n84- He failed to tell us
'fat the farmers owned 7,000,000,000
'this, he also failed to mention the
ct that you could almost count the
lillionaires of this country on the fingers
jf one hand and also that the wealth
'as distributed in the hands of the peo
1e. Thus we say that almost half of
. wealth of the country was owned by
1 farmers which constituted 45 per
Vt of the DODUlation. He also tells
t in 1800 we had a population of
22,250 a a volume of wealth of $65-,
L091,197. He tells us there was a
Isapita of property of $514 in 1860
If 1,039 in 1890. But he systemat
ic evades the fact that the farmers
A only $15,000,000 of the 65 billions
ana tour Dinions 01 toa stooa against
them as mortgages. Thus we see that
the farmers have increased but little, if
iny in wealth since 1860, while trusts,
corporations and syndicates have swal-
jwed this enormous wealtb, all 01 this
st increase. Hon. Baccock omits the
it that one-half of one per cent of the
sulation of this country owns one-
! of all the wealth of this country, al-
.that there have been hundreds of mil
naires created during this glorious
)sa of republican prosperity and they
the fellows along witn the marantic
porations and trusts who are mnnip
Ltingthe republican machinery of to-
Taking a reasonable view of the
kintlnn shn Mn annnnrt. t.ha nnlipv
(hich has brought about this state of
I affairs? Now if the republican policies
save brought about this coudition, wby
elnstate it? If on the other hand tbe
(democratic administration is to blame,
as a good many claim and as it is to
some extent, why should we vote for the
Al. . It tfl I w.
ot. jjouis piatiorm or lor icniey. 11
would not be out of place to remark here
that St. Louis republicans wsnt back on
their thirty years history and declared
for a gold standard, something they had
not done before in the history of the
party. Now I would like to ask those
voting McKinley what they expect more
than an extension of the preeent admin
istration? The only thing they advocate
which differs from the Cleveland policy is
tbe tariff, which is conceded by the most
of the people and good many republican
leaders to be a dead issue. Ex-president
Harrison said ,when Mark Hanna wrote
him requesting him to make tariff speech
es, that the tariff was not the main issue.
Suppose the tariff would bean advan
tage, bow will they enact the McKinley
law when there is a majority of twelve
free traders in the senate and will not
be less than sight majority during the
next four years. Promising to do a thing
and fulfilling a promise are two things.
The fact is that tbey do not expect to
make any radical changes in the tariff
and this only a means of deceiving the
voters. Let me say to my republican
friends that yon had better consider well
and see that you do not perpetuate the
policy that you have been "cussing"
from the bottom of your hearts for the
last three or four years. Let me here re
mark that Mr. Cleveland went back on
the platform which be was elected on for
it declared for both gold and silver. One
thing more in which Mr. Cleveland de
sires distinction, he became a millionaire
while the majority of his constituents
were sorely oppressed.
I have always been an advocate of J
silver coinage ana so nave almost ail tne
republicans that are going up and down
the country crying tree coinage will be
the ruin of the country and all the ac
knowledged republican ; leaders havs
either made free silver speeches or voted
for free silver bills, even Major McKinley.
Let us see what happened at once after
silver was demonetised in 1873. There
was one of the worst financial crashes
this country has ever seen in time of
peace, and let me 'say this all happened
under good republican management.
According to statistics I have before me
the business failures never' reached the
100,000,000 mark nntil 1R72 and that
year they were f 121,086,000 and 1873
they were 0228,499,000, that shows the
banner year for failures and why? .1
have not heard any of our gold men ex
plain the reason; From this time the
failures only increased about as tyie vol
ume of business nntil 1893 when silver
was again demonetised and the number
of failures reach 20,000 and the liabil
ities amounted to f 3,000,000,000. Our
gold standard men say the discarding of
silver had nothing to do with the failures,
but they fail to tell what tbe cause was.
Now it is very reasonable to conclude,
that the demonetization of silver had a
great deal to do with these disasters if it
was not altogether reeponsible.
Let us see what effect ffmdfscartflffg of
silver had , pn the price of silver as a
commodity. I quote Secretary Carlisle.
In 1893 the silver in a dollar was worth
f 1.004 and 1874 f 0.988 a decrease of
almost two cents, 1880 f 0.868; 1890,
f 0.809;1893, f 0.603; 1894, f 0.491; 1895,
f 0.50; 1896 six months, f 0.528. Hence
we see silver bullion has been declining in
value ever since its coinage was stopped
in 1873. Our gold friends tell us that
you cannot legislate value into anything.
Now where did our standard silver dol
lars get their 40 to 50 cents value oyer
and above the commercial value in them?
They sav it is backed by gold, or palm off
any kind of argument that they think
tbe ignorance of tbe people will admit of.
I quote again from Secretary Carlisle:
"Gold coin and standard silver dollars
being standard coins of the United States
are not . redeemable. Therefore we see
that silver is not backed by gold and is
a legal tender and is declared so by law
and that's why it circulates for 100 cents
and that is the reason why it did under
free coinage and would again under free
coinage. - : ; "
I claim that the silver coins of other
countries have been kept above their
commercial value by law the same as in
this country, if it is not done by legisla
tion I would like to have some goldbug
explain how it is done. I might go on
and explain that copper ana nickel and
other metals of little value are used as
money, but we know that their value
comes to them from the government flat
as our friends are pleased to call it and
not from tbe valne of the metal of which
they are made.
Now it seems to strike terror to the
hearts of our gold men to think the
miners products will be enhanced 100
per cent by the free coinage of their pro
ducts to fifty-cent dollars. This must be
the case for in one breath they tell ns we
will have fifty-cent dollars and in the
next they say it will double the wealth of
the miner. The latter statement is true
to a great extent as tbe value of both
moneys will change as greater supply
and demand for silver will lessen the de
mand for gold and increase the supply
consequently the two metals will come
together. Now suppose the productions
of the miners were increased in value,
what ' would be the extent of the crime?
Wby it would put an industry on its
feet, it would at once stimulate mining
and there would be hundreds of pros
pectors all over the western part of the
country and nine out of ten of them
would bring back less money than they
started with just as has always been the
case, but it would put men to work, it
would put money into circulation it
would create a demand for farm .pro
ducts. Why should we not apply a little re
publican logic and foster a western as
well as an eastern industry? I wonder if
our friends ever saw iarm products ad
vance two or three hundred per cent in
a few months or weeks? It not, will say
that I have, and have noted the effect,
as I have also seen them decline in the
same manner. In the first case the pro
ducer is benefitted first by getting a profit
on his product, then he pays his obliga
tions buys of the merchant and enables
the merchant to buy of the manufacturer
and thus stimulates business all along
the line and vice versa.
In conclusion I want to say a fsw
words about the repudiator. There are
two classes of repndiators. One class
will get rid of paying their debts if they
can, the other class is forced to repudiate
their debts through disability. Such was
the case of bank failures in Beatrice re
cently, and this only one of thontands of
cases of repudiation through inability.
From what I can learn there are from 60
to 75 per cent of the farmers who are in
solvent unless they get relief very soon.
Now the question is my farmer friends,
shall we, favor th gold 'standard d
keep money so Ugh and scarce that ws
will be obliged to repudiate oar debts
and loss our equity in our homes or work
for the doublestandard and make money
plenty and cheap enough, so that it may
be possible for as to pay oar obligations
ana preserve our credit and save some
thing for ourselves out of tbe wreck? I
again beseech my farmer friends as well
as laborers to consider well.
H. D. Odkix.
The Man Who Eaten the Fop Party
Begins, a Fight That Lasts as
Long as Life.
D2FEAT ZZSAZT3 EZVT E3XSaiZ3
Victory Only Opens np the Way for
Up With the FUg and March on.
Crawford, Neb., Nov. 12, 1896.
Editor Independent: I notice that
our central committee has begun the
next campaign. That is right, for the
head of our organization should be like
its members, always campaigning. When
a man becomes a populist he begins a
political campaign which will end only
with the grave. Election day may come
and go but the true populist knows no
difference in his duty and efforts between
the day before and the day after. The
national election has been decided in
favor of the gold standard. We bow to
tbe decision but are sorry there were
fools enough to help the knaves complete
their conspiracy of theft and' exploita
tion. The partial demonetization of the
greenback by the law which issued it was
the first act in this foul conspiracy and
the fastening ol tne gotlts'
us is the last and final stroke.'
But the campaign must still go on, for
civilization must not go out in darkness
and as the free silver clubs all over , the
country will hold their organization and
push the work of education, I wish to
present for their consideration my views
of tne gold standard, jc snouid not be
forgotten that there never was a stand,
ard of value fixed by the constitution.
Tbe laws speak of standard silver and
standard gold but the word standard as
used therein refers to tbe fineness of the
metal and not to its being a "standard
of value," Money is a means to an end,
and the standard of price will always be
the volume of money for use in business,
free of individual or corporate control,
which breeds usury. It should be issued
and its volume controlled by the govern
ment. Money is necessary to business,
and civilization and being thus necessary
it is very profitable for persons to hold
the power to glean riches from that ne
cessity. What idiocy for the people to
vote to place tnat power in tbe bands of
a few money gamblers and then expect
prosperity. The primary idea to begin
education on tbe money question is this:
Law alone creates tuotey, tbe only
weapons the opposition had in this cam
paign we placed in their hands by not
strictly adhereing to this proposition
which alone makes the money question
clear and comprehensible.
Another mistake, which in my opinion
many financial reformers make is to talk
of the "value of money." Money is not
value, it is power. Power is conferred
upon it by the law to represent value of
other things. This is its function and its
only legitimate office. If it be true that
the law alone makes or utters money,
and it is true, the people make the laws
through their representatives, the peopal
are the fountain head from which the
power of money springs. They meet it
in tbeir homes, in their shops and stores.
in their factories and mines, in their
schools and churches but are so block-
headed that they don t supply them
selves from the fountain of their own di
vine authority, but turn their own law
created money, created by themselves,
over to the money trust and then bor
row it back and pay usury for it, go
hungry and freezing for it, go bankrupt
and homeless for it, steal it, mirder for
it. Language fails to express the utter
imbecility of such a proceeding, and then
go to the ballot box and vote for pro
Oh, you skulking whelps! rob your
own wives and children with your votes,
you need protection, so does an idiot, or
an insane person, and you are both.
When you vote to rob yourselves for the
benefit of the money trust, you owe the
trust f 32,000,000,000. I suppose you
havn't paid it because you were waiting
to get "Honest Money," to pay it with.
Are yon aware that under a legally es
tablished gold standard you will have to
bpy tbe "Honest Money" (gold) with
your labor and products to pay its debt?
Who has the gold? Tbe same fellows
who have the notes and bonds. Ton
would have to buy the whole gold sup
Ely eight times over to pay the principle,
o you think they will give you big
prices for your labor and produce when
they hold the money and your notes?
They will give you what they please and
you will have to take it.
Now a word as to what the gold stand
ard means and we will get a better un
derstanding of what we are at. Let it
be remembered that this nation is not
yet legally upon a gold standard, but by
ths traitorous act of President Harrison
who surrendered the option to- pay our
obligations in silver, followed by the
same perfidious policy by Cleveland.
Thus we are unlawfully forced to the
gold standard. Prices drop to bedrock
and below, and ths government has to
borrow gold to meet ths demands of ths
mcatsr trsst."' So & Hvjw given
their sanction to have tne gold standard
fixed; npoa them by law. Remember
this Mat the laws oi congress relating to
money and final payment are a part and
pared of every note, bond or contract
for tse payment ol money. To fix gold
as the standard money means that gold
shall be the only money of final payment
It means that we went to the ballot box
and surrendered ths option to pay onr
debts in silver and paper which was ths
money ws borrowed and acres that a law
shall be made giving the creditor power
to collect cold. To legally establish cold
as tit only money of final payment, or
standard, voids the legal under power
of silver and paper, uncovers ths people
to tne tender mercies oi tbe most merci
less devil that ever roamed the earth, the
miserly tastinots of humanity organised
into a corporation to satisfy greed and
shape ths laws so there shall be nothing
in ths way of realizing their most avari
It is said that Hindoo mothers cast
their babes beneath the wheels of the ear
of the Hindoo idol. It is horrible, but
no more so than to think that a major
Ity of the supposedly intelligent people
of ths United States this year casting
themselves, their wives and children and
generations yet unborn beneath tbe char
iot wheels of ths goldsn calf and tell
down and worshipped at the shrine.
The paid politicians told yon that all
that was needed was "confidence," Yon
have done business on confidence untl
you are (32.000,000,000 in the hole and
now they tell you that the only honest
way is to give them gold and you said
yes, with your votes. They told yon ws
had frightened the money away by de
manding that ths government should
issue it and in sufficient volume to keep
prices profitable and do business witn
cash. And you said yes! the money kings
are frightened we will get down and lick
their shoes and they will come back and
loan us some silver and paper and take a
gold note and demand gold payment
and you voted as they told you. There
can be no justification of a law for the
collection of a money debt unless the
same law creates tbe means (money)
with which the debt can be paid. If it is
the duty of the government to coin and
issue a sint "' it is its duty to is-
business may be cash. Panic is the re
sult of confidence. There could be no
panic if business was done with cash, no
more than there could be a drouth dur
ing a flood. - But vou want more debt.
more confidence, more low prices, and
McKinley will give it to you. Before he
has been in the white bouse four months
he will issue bonds just as Cleveland has.
only they will be gold bonds instead of
coin bonds. - Tbe chap who holds your
county bonds will notify your county
treasurer that his interest and principal
must be paid in gold, and the treasurer
will notify you that you must pay your
taxes in gold. The railroads will want
their freight in gold as they have gold
bonds to pay. Every creditor will hold
the option to demand and collect gold.
How will you get it? Buy it, and pay a
premium therefore while you can and
when you can't the sheriff will sell the
rest of your property for what it will
bring in gold and yon and your family
can tramp or become a tenant, and you
wm nave tne satisfaction of knowing
tnat you votea to nave it so. ,
H. O. Stkwabt.
WANTS WARDEN LBIDIQH.
A Flattering v Commendation , of ths
Officicial Career of the Prison Keeper. ;
Lancaster, Neb., Nov. 80. Since the
close of the campaign, numerous men
who felt that they were instrumental in
re-electing the chief executive of the state
are seeking appointments of some kind.
At present the most earnestly sought
for position seems to be that of warden
of the state prison. While we do not
desire to detract one iota from tbe moral
or political worth of . any of the ap.
plicants, we do think that their ambi
tion for an aDoointment nravRnta tham
from recognizing the individual who,
aoove aii otners, merits tbe appoint
ments. Warden Leidech has nndnnhtori.
ly filled that position in the most busi
ness like manner of any warden in the
history of the institution. Considering
the many obstacles placed in his way by
the board!of public land and hnlMinr
and the grand showing he has made in
pueoi luecomoinea lorces against bim we
would conclude that it would be impos
sible for a man of less businaan tAt anA
determination to approach the record
ne oas inaae.
No act of tbe most Imnortant tmnlnn
down to the most insimiificAiit nn m.
capes his eye, and any employe who de
pends on a political pull and has no
Other Qualifications finda vttrv li
employment in the institution. The tax
payers recognize that the saving of
S17.UUU yearly, made by the warden
unaer adverse circumstance, means
three times that amount under favnra.hu
If the taxtiavers of thA a tufa hiin an.
dorsnd Governor Holcomb for the saving
ot f 100,000 in the several state institu
tions, ther cert&inlv nndnrtw Warden
Leideigh for his pro rata of that enor
mous sum, ana i nrmiy believe tbatfonr
flftbs ot the taxDavers in tha ntAta will
join in saying that his reappointment
would only be a just recompense for his
past services. Yours respectfully, f
, Geo. E. Roberts,
Ripens Tabules: pleasant laxative.
the mm VOTE
Eryan Elector Sun Orer Seven Hun
dred Eciind Governor
HAD A IXAJ0SITY 0YX3 ALL.
Plurality Over ZloHinlty Doctors
of Over 13,000 and a Uajority
of Over 8.CC0.
Many Vailed to Tote.
The stats canvassing board has com
pleted Its footings on the vote for presi
dential electors, but the vote on univer
sity regent, contingent judges of ths su
preme court and constitutional amend
meats will not be canvassed before this
Tbe highest vote given a McKinley
elector was 103,064 for Bornham, the
first on the ticket, and the lowest 100,
901 for Sadilek, last on the ticket, show
ing that 2,163 voters fell by the wayside
somewhere down the line of electors.
The average vote received by McKinley
electors was 103,658. The vote for
Jack MacColl for governor was 94,723,
or 7,988 less than the average on repub
lican electors, and over 10,000 less than
was cast for Burnh'am for elector.
The highest vote given a Bryan elector
was 115,999, and the lowest 114,668.
A carious fact is that the first on ths list
did ,not receive, as usual, the highest
vote. In this instance tbe first on the
list received, next to the last man on
the list, the lowest vote. The average
was 116.825. The vote for Silas A.
Holcomb for governor was 116,415, so
that while MacColl ran over -7,000 be
hind his electoral ticket, the fusion can
didate tor governor ran 790 ahead ot
the average on tbe fusion electoral
ticket. . : ,
The highest vote for a goldbug dem
ocratic elector was tor the first on the
list, and .the number grew smaller all
along down the list The average was
2,797. Robert Slater Bibb, the goldbu g
candidate for governor, received 8,657,
running 760 ahead of his electoral ticket.
: Rev. C. E. Bentley, the national party
candidate, don't sates to have run very
well in his own state, most of his strength
having probably gone to the fusion
cause. The average vote given the
Bentley electors was 788, bat R. A. Haw-
ley, the national candidate for governor,
ran 182 ahead of that average.
The electors for the Levering branch
of the prohibition party ran somewhat
anead of tbs national brancn electors.
The average vote for Levering electors
was 1,196. This was 458 more than the
Bentley average. Ths Levering candi
date for governor received 1,560 votes,
running ahead ot his electoral ticket 864,
and beating Hawley 630. ' v
The average vote cast for the socialist-
labor electors was 172, while their can
didate for governor received 578 votes.
The total vote cast was 230,692. The
total of the averages for the electors is
223,093, showing that an aggregate ot
7,599 voters did not vote for electors at
all, and ths vote for governor aggregates
217,763, or about 13,000 less than the
The plurality of the Bryan electors
over the McKinley electors was 18.060.
and the majority over all was 8,147.
xos ngures in detail are as loiiows:
Albert J. Burnham, Auburn 108,065
George A. Derby, Seward........,...102,885
Solomon Draper, Bloomfield..102,834
Albert C. Foster, Omaha..,. 102,989
Martin L. Fries. Arcadia ...102.739
Jacob E. Houtz, Lincoln ............102,853
John L. McPheely, Minden... 102,304
Frank J. Sadilek, Wilber 100,901
Average vote ...102,565
Nels O. Alberts, Saronville
Jacob N. Campbell, Fullerton....
J lelden J. Hale, Battle Creek.....
AIVUW ' . J.XCM 1 IU$ fcVFU, V .1VI11,.
Stanley L. Kostoryz, Miiligan....
Fred Metz, Omana.. ...
Olaf W. Palm, Lincoln
Xavier Piaaceki, St. Paul
. PALMER. ...
Joseph Bruenig, Humphrey ...... ......2,885
Ab. Uodlred, Lincoln..... ;......2,861
itlicaiu uiiuiu. ucui uu ..(n..m.H..d,ai1
J. A. Kirk, Culbertson..... 2,794
Charles Nicolai, Sargent....:. 2,758
Fred uennard, uaRiand 2,738
Alexander Scott, Stromsburc.........2.761
Charles Turner, Omaha 2,766
Average vote.......... 2,797
E. H. Agee, Friend....... 797
James K. Lane, Pleasant Hill.... 769
A. Luth. Columbus .....709
Thomas W. Matthews, Omaha .753
J. S. Miller, Republican City 763
U. I round, lnman.... 703
A. P. Seymour, Unadilla 696
Lem J.Smith, Lincoln.... 718
Average vote 738
. s LEVERING.
O. R. Bebee, Minden ..1,243
C. L. Carpenter, Creighton .1,193
S. M.Cozad, Malcolm...............'...'. , 1,186
John F. Helin, Omaha ...1.219
D. W. C. Huntington, Lincoln 1,185
C. Lowenetein, Nebraska City.........l,171
N. S. Lowrie. O'Neill 1,179
Mary E. Rockwell, Weeping Water 1,174
Average vote ..1,196
. ' MACHETT. '
H. S. Aley, Lincoln
Charles E. Baker, Omaha.
August Beermann, Omaha ..........176
Thomas M. Conway, South Omaha.,182
John C. Curtis, South Omaha 166
William H. Daniala. Om.V. 11
Fred Teiokmeir, Boelos... ........3.113
John W. Unangst, Omaha......w......187
Average vow .................M,..........,172
As to tho Amandmrata. :
It is Stated that tha mun'mnll'.
increasing the nnmh ni ,-
judges received aa aSrmatlve vttJ r!
94.000. It will U Seen tbat tit f 1 Y
not be suSciont for adoptioa if, tj i '
pa&ueaBs oiaim, a majority I -l t
votes east at the election is nrtin J.
Private rarties who havs tL:a u!
terestia e question of ths :?;" i
Of ths amendaMBta hava haaa a-' -
Information as to tbe total vcti r j
for senators and wpreseati-KV .
result ot their f rares from sft7 t: -ties
would inflate tiat tl't c '-
ment matin? to Increase of iz j, r 1
perhaps some of tbe o&cfs, s rt; J ;:. 1
a maioritv of all tha wntm aat tnr -t.
tors and representatives. If tils is t'
ou t by the oCoial retaras, it is el-'
that several of the amanafaianta - ' t
adopted if It is held tbat tore i
senators ana representatives is uti
(aen ae me gnios in tan sieouoa. Aj
of the ant and man ta hava mwImI p--
votes for their adoption tUner' X
While the fusion forces wocSJ, c!
course; be g!ad to see tbe atc2t n
relation to the itnmhw rl l-i
ried.andto see the fuciaa cxf;:5'3
eeatea, it wm not be at7: j r j
it can be done with the sane Joa cf Uw.
The Federal Cxtta Count Cr rrj a
Railway Coacyeny la Derj
A dispatch from7asbie;toa.frr tit
ths United States supreme eosrt fc- i
elded tie euc ot tbe appeal ci tbe t!
sourl Pc'"a Eiil way coicpiry frt n 1 j
deem of tbe srprems eonrt o( !.. y
directing tbe railroad comp??y, ti t i
request ot ths state board ot tiLz: v
tation, to permit a party of farr i
erect a grain elevator on Its ti " tl
way, and itself to construct a a : ' i
thereto. The ease was docketed fa i t
supreme court ot ths United tatas 0
tober 8, 1890, and was argued at tle
last term. Disposing of tbs case, tit
opinion says it was not a question af
fecting rates of transportation, not o
order compelling the railroad eompiry
to erpct an elevator,, nor a ir W
ter affecting equal rights of i v
cess to ths property fr3 t
ontside, but a &maaJ ti-t t'
ply for the convenksee-cir:.. Jc: j,
they be permitted to build tleVrrr r
on the property of tbe a:?r;i t
pany. "This," tbs court is f s z! V
"is the takin; of private pro;..r I r
private use without the due pros: icf
law and therefore in violation of t
ilain terms of the constitution." l:t
udgment of tbe state court is revert' !,
and the case remanded with instrcc'J.a
to proceed in conformity with tbe a
This ease was instituted by thefarmers
alliance organization ot Elm wood aboct
tbe year 1888. Ths . organization first
applied to ths stats board of transpor
tation for an order requiring the Mis
souri Pacific railroad to grant the al
liance an elevator site on its right ot
way. The decision of tbe board ot trans
portation was appealed from and the
ease went to the supreme court. The
court held that the railroad was
required to furnish an elevator sits
as a facility. Ths opinion of the court
was written by Judge Maxwell, who held
that tbe board of transportation Law
gavs that board power to compel rail
roads to furnish adequate facilities for
the public. There have been similar
cases instituted in this state since tbe
Elm wood case was appealed to the su
preme court of the United States, btt
tbey were never prosecuted to a final de
termination because the litigant deemed
it best to wait for a decision from the
United States court. Tbe Elm wood
farmer's alliance organization has long
since ceased to exist.
ROCK ISLAND REWARD.
Tbe Company Ties a String to the
Money It Paid Into Court.
In the case involving the 81,000 re
ward offered by the Rock Island railway
company for the apprehension and con
viction of ths wrecker ot its passenger
train, the Rock Island yesterday filed
answers to the various claimants al
leging that while it had paid monev into
court pending the row between claimants,
tne ei.uuu is not to be paid over to any
of them unless the verdict of guiltyagainst
George Washington Davis is sustained
by the supreme court. The contending
claimants are James Malone, Ed Craig-
neao, rrea lxmsaaie, ueorge saxton,
William Saxton and L. Ryan.
WANTED IN CHICAGO.
A Committee Coming to Lincoln to In
vite Mr. Bryan to He a Chief Quest.
Chicago, 111., Dec 1. A deputation
from ths Bryan league of (Took county,
Secretary Robert Bnrke, President Car
ter S. Harrison and Joseph S. Martin of
tbe executive committee, will so to Lin
coln, Neb., tbe latter part of the week, it
Mr. uurke recovers by tbat time from his
illness, for the purpose of get ting the con
sent of Mr. Bryan to be the leaurue's
chief giest at the Jackson banquet being
Allen In the Territory,
Honn.tnr Allan ia in tha hnvitnra Inu.'
tigating the troubles between the half-
t -S a tl I 4 i-V m
oreea ana inu oiooa usages, unargee
against Freeman, tbe Indiau Agent were
Draferrad in tha interior dnnart.man Knf
he was exonerated. The matter was car.
ried to tbe senate and Senator Allen
will report at the next session.
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