The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, March 25, 1897, Page 5, Image 5
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We refer to any Dank or Commercial Agency in the United States or Carada. Address, AMBRIO A N SUPPLY H0U8F, 82 to 90 Wtst Seneca St., Buffalo, IT. T. PORTER ON THE RECOUNT. The Secretary of the State Ssye the Count Was Fair. t II.. (It tl.mi.ln-o nl utnts W I'1 Porter gave out the following statement concerning the recount and Mr. Uedlund's charges of fraud. Office of Secretary of State, Lincoln, Neb., March 20th, 1897.-To the people of the state of Nebraska: In view of the fact that Mr. P. 0. Hedlund, iu a letter given by him to the press on March 19, makes certain charges that the ballots entrusted to my keeping as secretary ol state in many instances have been tam pered with, and in view of the further fact that -Mr. (1. M. Lambertson and others have charged the recount com mission with holding star cnamoer sua sions, 1 deem it my duty to the public at this time to state the facts in the case according to the best of my knowledgo and belief. First, permit me to say in regard to the charge that ballots have been tam pered with and insinuations that it might have been done after they came into the office of secratary of state, that from the time the first ballots arrived at this oliice uu til the present time there has been some one contiuuully guarding the same. Fully appreciating the re sponsibility resting upon myself as the custodian of those ballots, I immediately appointed a guard to watch over them during the absence of the employes of this olllce, and there has not been a sin gle hour to my knwlodge, that a careful watch has not been kept, and I think I can state positively that not a single package has ever been tampered with or opeued since they came into my ooses ion except in the presence of the can Rasing coiiiisaion. II 101)1. L' Ml ItESPONHIIIl.E. If, as Mr. Hedroiid chnrges, the tally sheets will show that there have been hundreds of ballots more counted for the amendment in certain counties, which he names, than the ballots them strive will show, then I assert that Mr lUllund more thuu anyone else, is re ttjNiiixible lor this condition. That mis tiwtei may sometimes hnve been made iu counting niu.V be possible, but that such matiikes us Mr. Medium! charges have be,n made- I most emphatically deny. 1 ilk. not believe, that a single blank bal lot nits ever beett counted ' jes" for the uiiiUluient, nor do 1 believe that at any tilii one ballot was counted more than ou t, either for or agninst the amend-ifieuV- Mr, Hedlund pus l thstneii who kvpt the tally sheet, and as already stated In a letter pnt.li-.hed by 1 henna, mission in yesterday's pnr, his tally was always regarded as rorivct, snd wlittler'dttreiiee twisted 1st In and Mr. Blake's lut; rbreU, Mr. Wake's sheet was made to eorreupxinl with Mr. ib-diuhd's for the resent thai Mr. lltd land 'lid ttfM utittUM the bn.IoU railed and 'f,"",'t ' ' f,','.'t mU in l.i i'lir. N iu Ur d in .aavis-m b ird i Mr. Hllund waver, to my kuowls dgv, MX Iu the pe..itl ol Ik sheet., and I i ),. .hwUshow a greater vol tallied llf the am.iidMi.Mt ta count'. tfvly rrlt.i."l il.ai i'Httn."! by lh. ttwr.iwite d M"' twM .rtrl.l a rlthst Mr. IMiuad and Mr, Ib-dlnnl alubM i.iimiW M t:,. condition puiHti s i. not. UkiImii wsrd.d Mr IMIuml nun eoaor aud ho w. I l.le d trust woithy, but HnH Stylish and desirable spring suns Men at $3.75. Fine Black Cheviot and Worsted ft Dress Suits $5 Men's all Wool pants, "spe cial," at $1.00. Men's Genuine double-texture Mackintoshes at $2.45. Stylish suits for boys at jt. Doy's long pants Suits as low $2.50. A Store full of New Spring Goods at Money-Saving Prices. If you live out of the city send 'for Catalogue and Samples. Sent free if you mention the Inde- pendent. E3EXJ3B from the statements in his letter of yes terday, I am constrained to believe that Mr. Jiedlund has conceived within the wickedness of bis own heart, a diabolical plot to attempt to blaat the reputation of the other members of this commission by making a fruiiduleut tally, and say ing nothing about it until the count was completed, then, as he himself intimates in his lettei to the governor, creating a sensation by charging that the whole count had been fraudulent from start to finish and demanding an ivestigation to prove his charges, citing as he did in his letter, certain counties which he had purposely tallied far in excess of the bal lots cast for the amendment. It Mr. Hedluud's statements were true then every member of the canvassing board, including himselff should be in the peni tentiary, as they have committed an outruge on the public, which, in rny judgment, should condemn them to such punishment. With regard to the evidence Mr. Hed lund speaks of, that ballots from other counties had been tampered with, I will state that the only county to my know ledge, where this existed was the county of York, nud this was partially, if not fully explained In the letter signed by all the members of the commission except Mr. Uedluud in their report to the gov ernor of yesterday. I will also state that one very important matter, as I consider it, has not been stated, either by Mr. Hedlund or by other members of this commission in their letter of yester day, namely, that in almost every county we found a large per cent ' of the precincts where the ballots hud evidently never been counted, as shown from the fact that they were still folded just as they had been dropped into the ballot boxes. I do not think that it is any exaggeration to say that all precincts so returning ballots, would amount to from oue-quarter to one-third of tha total vote so far as the canvas has pro gressed, asd Mr. Uedluud was very free to express his condemnation when such ballots were opened at such proceed ings on the part of the election boards, saying frequently "there is no excuse for such proceedings as this." WKIIK NEVER COCNTEIl. Now, a word to Mr. I.ambertson in re gard to this manner he mentions, when he says that, "The presumption is that the count was right." Let me ask Mr, l.eiiibcrtsoii, us uu honest mau (it the term is not misitpplied) did you ever know of a eauvitssiug board iu counting ballots under thu Australian ballot sys tem of large ballots, which we uow have, to refold each ballot aftr eaiivasslug tin same, just in thn same iimuner m which they w.re fu!de by the voter whuu dropped into the ballot bo? I, very intelligent eitueu knows that th a never h end probably never wilt bo done, aud tlx very lael, as it'rea ly ttttcd, that fr.oo unw liiurth ttt one thud of the priiict that havs Iweu. vomited ' I" (hi time tiev Imm ii hi tins roiulitiou Is prima but evident that hse UiiloU were never count J, and that f' ttittrtew have Ihu ntads upu the silt book, winch in no in- utio'x iorrpnd Uh (' ballots east tor aud gtiit thSMUIVttdllleul lr thus pmnitcls, W ith rijtd to ths ilirsa in Is by Mr l.t'iil rtH and ths htais Jourl that lh ravs boar l iU its work Istull i'ltiaetl tbmrw, which the lav tU.d tr tit iintxr prM.M.uijs, I wilt V thai Mr, l.wmtwrUun, ahe be iiik a h si it. niei.ts. kaows tbat l Is altering a dl lrwu la sslitMitf, as diHer.T other -utUllua wh. Hks adiuittsuea la ri.ni when the euual ws yoiti4 t'et wha Mr, l-umtwii u akd that ts totittkt N r miUnl tt place a man in the room, not to witness count, but to take part in the same and act as an umpire or censor over the actions of the cauvaseing board, his re quest was denied, as the commission had no power to either add to or takefroci ts numbers. Mr. I.ambertson, when asked if he would be satisfied with hav- ug his representative sit and witness the count to see that there was no ir regularities, replied that this wou'd not satisfy him unless he was permitted to take part in the eouut. it must De apparent to every intelligent citizen of the state that bad the doors leading to the public, corridor of the capitoi been thrown open to permit any and all persons to crowd in and around the table of the cunvassing board, tbat the work would be very seriously impeded aud no good could come from such pro ceedings. RKCOUKT WAS FAIIt. As stated to Mr. Lambertson, when he requested an additional republican to be added ta the canvassing board, the only persons who had anything to do with determining the result of the recount were the two persons who called off the ballots and the two keeping the tally sheets, and as a republican was placed continually upon each of these divisions, the republicans had equal representation with both populists aud democrats so far as taking any action in the matters pertaining to the recount was concerned, it requiring the attention of the other members of the board to do the mechanical work, such as opening, unfoldinar and preparing the ballots, getting them in condition to be recounted and sealing up the same after they had been counted. I assert that no member of the canvassing board, to my know ledge, expressed any desire to count any ballots for the amendment which were apparently marked against the amend ment. To illustrate the plan on which doubt ful ballots were counted, let me say that when a bnllot was marked "yes at the top of ballot where the intention of the ballot was to have t he markings stand for all of the amendments, and was fur thor marked below on the amendment which was being canvassed both "yes and "no as was sometimes done in rare cases, the policy of the board was to count such ballots "yes," and in cases where this was reversed, tne bollot being marked "no" at the top and then both "yes and "no" below for the amend ment in question, the ballot was counted "no" allowing the preponderance of evi dence to govern in the matter. The total number of ballots thus marked, so far as my observation went, was not great. If Mr. Lambertson has any criti cism to offer to this kind of counting he is the first man who I have met who has not said thot this was the only fair way to count such ballots. WANTS A NEW COUNT. I do not believe that there is a mem ber of the canvassing board who has bad any desire from the beginning to wrongfully count any ballots or to de clare in the result that the amendment has been carried unless the same is cor rectly shown by the plain markings of the ballot. I certainly hope that, as suggested by Mr. Hedlund s letter, the ballots already counted may be re counted. and that if the present com mission is not a fair and honest commis sion, a new one may be appointed whom the general public have confidence in, to do the work correctly and honestly, and that the count may proceed until every county is finished and the result declared for I am convinced from the condition of the ballots from counties already can vassed that a deliberate plot was en tered into by some person or persons to suppress the vote on the amendment and defraud the people of the right to have two more judges elected by them selves instead of three commissioners which we now have, who are appointed by the court and not elected. I respectfully submit this statement to the public, hoping that the papers that published Mr. Hedlund's state ments may give this as conspicuous a place in their columns as they have given to Mr. Hedlund and Mr. Lambertson and not place it among the advertise ments on the back page as did the State Journal with the statements made by the canvassing board of yesterday. Trusting that this statement may be fairly and impartially considered by all fair-minded citizens, I beg leave to sub scribe myself, very respectfully. W. F. Pouter, Secretary of state. State op Ohio, City of Toledo, ) . Lucas County. f ' Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business in the ctiy of Tnldo, county and state aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of one hundred dollars for each and every case ol catarrh that cannot be cured by the use ol Hall's Catarkh Cuke. Fiiank J. Cheney. Kworu to before me and subscribed in my presence, this Cth day of December, A. I). 18'JO. seal A. W. Gleason, Notary Public. Halls Catarrh Curs Is taken internally and nets directly on the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system. Send foi testimonials, free. F. J, Cue.ney & Co., Toledo, O. INSURANCE DEPARTMENT, HAIL.. There are but two Mutual Hail Co' a. doing a state business iu this state this yetir, vis- tho Nebraska Alliaum Mutual Hud Insurniica Association of Lincoln, and th Farmers' Mutual Hail Association of Fnirtieltl. Iist week thes company s r con siili. titled and adopted the latter nam. The company starts out iu good haw nud will do htiiinM on t ns plan, one that will t taken at iht, easily e planted, thormiuhly reliable, easily worked and nslei by svery farmer. We want aueuts la every community tu tuks application. The editor ol tins departiueiit is th insists. at goiierul maiiifp'r and can give yin) AtSfiiU siiiploviueitt at aluirinv pay lor tMnw siit. If you want to vwiitw for u jiImmmi writ for parta-n Ure at unco n we must ut printing dons litir the season toiiniini. HUtS M I t tM.. . In our fire and rjclone mmpaa we wast atfvst tu uu tu Ike fea4 at oar. to m uu Ihetw will l Iowa mutual company urawui4il We . must who sav ttir wwttWd li insure bat we w mors aad also waal 4at tatwy goial Iowa lu tee stats. ON MUTUAL INSURANCE. One of tbe Directors of the Fsrniers' Mu tual Writes a Reply. To the Editor of the Nebraska IsrE PE.vdent Havingrepeatedly read articles in your paper reflecting ou the Farmer's Mutual Iusuranee Company and its man agement I have decided to submit to you an article in answer to one recently priuted in your paper signed "A Subscri ber," aud to state some facts along that line. He begins by stating that our report shows a surplus for the year of 1895 of only f 561.57. This is not a fact as our report for 1895 shows to the auditor a surplus of 118305.61, and we have never made any other statement. This surplus consisted of cash, notes, amounts due Irom strak companies lor Tiocarned premium, office furniture, etc. The news paper stated tbat Irom these assets in our report to the auditor we had de ducted all that we considered as ques- tiouable assets and had not reported them in the assets of '90 although the companv holds tliuin in their posession, aud much of this has now been paid. The amount deducted was 7427.02, and we report expenditures for that year above the amount taken in for that year, a little over til, 000; in these statements of the report of the company for 1896 he mis-states the amount of the assets reported by the company. In 1896 the company re ported to the auditor, after deducting all liabilities, li),D'J4.ai. The report of the paper differs only In failing to show the amount due from assessments that had been made and in process of collection, but only shows the book roport and does not purport to bo the report of tbe company to the aud tor, nor to cover the grounds covered in that report, and that report was i vised up to the date of the annual meet ing which was on the 14th of January and consequently could not be the same, but was simply a condensed form of tbe book account. He also states that through the paper we show cash on hand M53.78. that with the auditor we report but $155.87. This is auothwr error as both accounts show exactly the same; cash on band and in banks $853.78. He says the supreme court did a wise thing in dis. continuing the taking of notes because it had proven a great source of loss to the company. We presume the supreme court rendered the decision iu this case by the construction of the statutes and not upon the conclusion of this subsnri ber of the facts in the matter, as these notes which he says have been cancelled and i loss to the company are being auite rapidly paid. With reference to his statement that the report of the company shows the opinion of thn supreme court to have been ignored, we simply enter a positive den is I as the order of the supreme court has been carried out faithfully in every particular by this company. Aud it seems to ns unsafe for a man en tirel v ignoran t of the business of others to make statements for the purpose of Injuring, or at least it would be unsafe had he come out and attached his name to these statements. The expenses of the company for the past year have been quite heavy, made necessary by the fight brought upon mutual insurance in thi state by their enemies, aud we are sorry to say in this case there were among its supposed friends the Judases which are ever ready , to betray, hence made tbe expense greater. lie speaks of paying out over $11,000 to agents in securing over twelve mil lions of dollars of insurance, and said it would amount to $2.50 per thousand. These figures are about as correct as the others shown by him, any child by figuring it can tell him that it would amount to less than $1 per thousand on that amount. Again by his own figures he says the total expense for the insur ance in 1896 was $4.72 per thousand, which would amount to one and a half the rate of stock insurance companies. Now if these charges were true it would amount on $1,000 of insurance for five years to $2:1.60 This for fire, lightning and tornado In a stock company, as he can learn from any farmer, would be a rate ol 4 per cent for five years or $40 per thousand, a diflerence of $16.40 per thousand in favor of the Mutual from his own figures. Now it does seem to me that it is ap parent to all thnt this subscriber is simply trying to deceive and injure the members of this company, and as a sub scriber and a member and director of the Farmers' Mutual Insurance company I think it is time this kind of articles should be eliminated from your coin ins, as they not only deceive the people who are not in a position to post themselves on these points, but it will injurs your paper with those who are familiar with the facts aud interested in this company. I am yours for mutual insurance, N. Secou Hyatt. THE MAXIMUM RATE CASE. Attorney-General Smyth Reviews the Progress of the Case. Early in the session the legislature by resolution requested the attorney-gen eral to investigate and report as to the probable time a decision would bn reached on the maximum rate case. In compliance with this resolution the nt tornwy.geiieral has submitted the follow, log report: "The law authorbing tlm appeal of the maximum ratecu to the supretus court of Ihsl'itited Htates was paused and approved April 5, 193, da August 3, four months thereafter, thsrasea wers docketed in th supreme Court ui tbs Chile,! hi ties, tin I Win be r Hi, 1Mi, four mouths ttller the iI m ki tmg, ami sight months alter ths passags ol tits law authoruiug the appeal, a in tit ion as tiled in tho supreme court to advance th rases ami that motion W'ts sjtaed on lweinlr 'J I, and ths ewe ! down (or hearing Msh. lvjti. Match 4 wad 5, I M1, argument WM had ami al lbs rlo tli.ro tha e were submitted tu Ihs court, ta pnl 'Ji, tit stains ywr, thsrasre "e, ,t order h court, restored to thib kl and a rwartfuimrwt ordeml. M. ftit. Hoi lupreitMi court .juiirn.l nm n mwhioM utile ik i..lsr U. IU date on whka the tt term tofuHtsttetnJ. ,iMi.lr .111, sit months aftr the re- argvntsat hu orJ wsd, a tuuliuti for la advancement of tbe cases whs (lied oil I December 7, the same year, was over- j ruled with the right to renew the motion i on the third Monday in January, 1897. On thttc date 1 expected to be engaged in the supreme court of this state, and, therefore, had the hearing on the motion for the advancement of the cases post poned one week. Ou that date I np peared in the supreme court of the United States and submitted the motion, which, ou the following Monday, was sustained and the cases set down for argument on April 5,1897. It is expected that the cases will be argued and finally submit ted to the court on that date or very eoou thereafter. It is my opinion that if Attorney-general Churchill, upon being notified that me cases were restored to the docket for re-argument on April 20, had appeared on any Monday between the 20th of April ami the 25th of May and submit ted a motion for the advancement of the cases, the court would, within a week. have sustained that motion and set the cases dowu for an enrlv hearimr. I do not think that the court would have-per-mitted a re-argument before adjourn ment on May 25, 1896. but in my my opinion it would have set the cases down for hearimr on the in October or very soon thereaftr. if they had been argued on the second Mon day in October, or within a week or two thereat ter, a decision would have been reached in all probability before the pres ent session of the legislature commenced, or at least durins; that session. How ever, no motion to advance was made until November 27, which, as I have heretofore stated, was submitted, No vember HO. Had the board of trans portation and. the attorney-general liot iiiutnereu Wiin wr. Webster that motion in my opinion, would have been sus tained and the cases sot down for an early hearing, but. the board of trans- portation, of which the attornev.iren eral was a. member, unanimously passed a resolution directing the attorney-general to enter into a stipulation with the attorney for the railway companies to postpone said motion until the third Monday in January, 1897." C. J. Smyth, Attorney-general. In cse the supreme court should find the law defective or unconstitutional, it is generally believed that the governor would call an extra session of the legis lature to pass one that would be effective. ROYALTIBSON BRYAN'S BOOK. W. B.Conkty & Co State that $16000 it the Royalty for the First Month. W. J. Bryan will give one-half tho roy alties received from the sale of his book, "The first battle" to the cause of bimet allism, and has appointed a committee, whose duty it will bo to properly expend the funds reserved for that purpose. Tbe committee is composed of: Henator James K. Jones ef Arkansas; Henator H. M.Telier of Colorado, Senator W. V. Allen of Nebraska and A. J. Warner, president of the Notional Bimetallic union. In answer to a .eommuoicntion from his publishers, Messrs, W. B. Conkey & Co., Chicago, etating tbat $16,000 was due him as royalty on the first month's sales, Mr. Bryan at once instructed them to forward $4,500 fo Mr. Jones; $1,500 to Mr. Warner: $1,500 to Mr. Allen, and $500 to Mr. Teller, and certified checks for these amounts were sent to-day. Mr. Jones is to spend bis portion in promoting theeauseof bimet allism through tbe democraticparty; Mr. Warner is to diisburse the money received by him through the channels afforded by the National Bimetallic Union; Mr. Teller will expend his portion for the bimetallic cause through the sil ver republicans, and Mr. Allen will em ploy his poition In advancing the inter ests of bimetallism through tbe populist party. : r - The advertisement of Itudge & Morris great furniture store will be fouud on page 8. Everyone should read it and send for catalogue. THE LAND QUESTION. One Firm Owns More Good Land Than Four States. The following table prepared by Mr. Miller presents some startling figures on land monopoly.showing the lands owned by the firm of Miller & Lux, the well known cattle kings. Read the table and study it carefully: Area in Area Location of range. square in Miles. Acres. Santa CI araCo., Cal 64 40 960 Monterey county 168 107,520 Stanislaus county 2 1,280 Merced county 792 506,880 Fresno county 1,440 921,600 Tulare county 64 40,960 Kern county 2,400 l,5:!6,0u0 Kttu Benito county 70 44,800 Lyon county, Nev 54 34,560 Lyon county 1 640 H'tnboldt county 3,000 1,920,900 H'mboldt county 2,000 1,728,000 Grant A Harvey Co' Ore 5,400 6,456.000 Harvey couuty 6,562' 4,200,000 Totul 82,7I7!T"hiM,J,300 Ihe above is a computation of the lauds owned by the firm and is exclusive of the laud they hire or rent. It U nu area larger than the four states New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island nud Connecticut. The po ulist platform is the only pUtloriu that contains a plank calculated to prevent the monopoly ol bind. It rends as follows: "Laud The trus policy demands that the national and stats legisltttlou shall bssueh as sill ul timately eiiabls every prudent and in dustrious vttiien to wecurw n horns, and thnt laud should not be lmuoKiSuti, lor liwiilntivs pur 1 .. AH lauds now M4 by railroad and other corpora tions in excess ol their nctunl ioh-Ij should by lawful ineaus m reclaimed by tit government nu I held lor netiia' stiiers, nnd privets land monopoly n well ss aie u ownership should b pro aibitetl." Tti populist party will vr to slgbt ol this priiHij l. t U Uvonung of mors liuoruw tvry ytwir as the nrwsi land tHottopuiisu tucrM in nrrKiHv and powf, Why fv I'wnte Iu intddlsiusn, bn yoit ran buy your lurMturw il.iwt Irom lhegrt firm ol i Jt Morn, rW nMvMttsvmsat on page iX, SENATOR KYLE'S ELECTION. The Dakota Ruralitt Publishes Soma Rcsolutioce. The Dakota Ruralist published at Aberdeed South Dakota states in its issue of March 11, that, "On theevenin- ng of the day in wLich Kyle, by republi can votes as re-elected Uuited States senator, the free silver members met and unanimously adopted the resolutions given below. The publication of these was withheld until the adjournment of the legislature but they are now released. and are given to the public wnereas in joint session of the lcgisla- tur of the state of South Dakota this day assembled, James K. Kyle received Da republican votes, y populist votes, and four democratic votes for United states senator, and ' Whereas it it is reported that James K. Kyle has made certain pledges that he will vote with the republican party upon certain republican party measures. nun iiiBrBioro u 11 Itesolved by the undersiarned free silver members of the legislature that the said James K. Kyle has not been elected bv the free silver members of the legislature of South Dakota, and that the free silver forces of this state ere not responsible for his election and we do not consider him a representative of the free silver cause. The following are the senators who signed the resolutions, and the counties they represent: J. S. Stewart, Brule; F. W. Webb, Brown; W. 8. Major, Hand; M. E. King, Hanson; L. Bothum, Minnehaha; C. 8. Palmer, Minnehaha; Wm. Bradley, Meade: J, Sickler, Jerauld; Rufue Wnea ley, Moody; I. A. Keith, Kingsbury; Louis N. Crill, Union; 0. A. Sehlund, Davison; J. P. Buck, Pennington; U. 8. Cook, Aurora; A. J.Kellar; Fall River; D. W, Jackson; Miner, John Colvin speaker house representatives. KEP1IE8ENTATIVE8. ' George B. Daly, Brown; L. M. Benson, Brown; W. E.Kidd, Brown;IIenry Alwea, Minnehaha; Ole P. Oleson, Tankton; A. H. Oleson, Lawrence; Henry Court Lawrence; J. Power, Lake; M. II. Hegdal, Lake: Moses Moseson, Miner; 8. J. John son, Brookings; Peter Peterson, Brook ings; L. E. Blackstone, Kingsbury; (1. W. Anderson, Kingsbury; F. 0. King, rotter; hd Hrusseau, Union; C. W. Dean, Union; P. 11. McManus, Hanson: Otto Anderson, Pennington; Zach Holmes, Pennington; B. F. Wright, Moody; O. D. Anderson, Aurora; Irving A. Weeks, Brule; Ole L. Hanse, Day; D. 0. Bruce, Fall River; II. 8. Mastick, Meade; B. N. Oliver, Custer. The senator will be closely watched by the populists and free silver forces and the developments of time will be the best evidence as to whether there waa any corrupt methods or promisee made to secure his election. It is a serious charge and the future must reveal the accuracy or the falsity of tbe accusation. 8MALL HAPPENING. The gold reserve has reached $150, 000,000. The legislature in Kansas reduced the tax levy from 4.25 to 4,1 mills. During the entire session of the Kan sas legislature there was not an appeal from the decision of the populist speaker Mr. Street. The U. 8. senate is composed of 41 republicans, 84 democrrts, 7 populists and 6 silver republicans. The legislature of South Dakota passed a bill to prevent the desecration of the American flag for advertising or politi cal purposes. , Tbe appropriation for the state of Kansas for two years running expense amounts approximately to $2,817,755. A few figures are here given to illus trate how the people are being robbed by the three great trusts: The profit last year to tbe coal trusts were $71, 695,000, the sugar trust $24,000,000, while the coffee trust came out ahead by $14,850,000. Thie money was made directly out of the necessaries of life. "Sugar" Havemeyer, in his testimony before the Lexow committee said tbat one of the objects of tbe organization of trusts was to prevent "illegal combina tions of organized labor" The world ia a little curious, no doubt to hear what such men as Havemeyer, Rockfeller, Searles and Bpreckles consider "illegal organizations." Governor Leedy, of Kansas, has signed over a hundred bills with more coming: Tbe iniative and referendum bill was defeated in Kansas by a vote of 76 to 41. The United States supreme court has sustained Kentucky's law to tax fran chises of corporations. The poputists of Kentucky will hold a state convention, April 15th, at Louis ville. A graduated income tax law has been passed in South Craoliua. The Missouri legislature has passed an anti-trust law. The Oaestlou or Tariff Duties on Foreign Csttls. 1 During the fiscal year ending 1894, when the McKiuley tariff law was in force, with duty on cattle at $10 a head, 1,459 animals of that class were im ported Into this country from Mexico; and in 1895 under the 20 per cent ad valorem rateol the Wilson law, the num ber ol eatiln Imported Into this eoiiutry was 148,431. t he next year, 189(1, the number reached 210.913. This rapid Increase was doubtless en courngml by the lower rata ol dullest under the present law, and a good deal of complaint is ma ! on account ol "t. Th com plain: is well (hhhI), yet, wheu ws taks ,'utn account th fact that thus cattle were most l.r brouuht to Kansas n. I other st -itcs to b te, on mir eoru It 1 debatsblM wheihi-r ws have lost or gained bv th importation. Topekn Ad vocals. 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