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Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1,1898.
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A LOOK ATTDE LEDGER
Mr. DeFranoe Poeta Up the Ac
count of Hepublioani and
Fopullit aa They Are.
8EE STARTLING DIFFERENCES
Tbo Hepublloan Party $2,000,000
Behind to tbo Foopio of
Noted down from time to time In the
press, tliat great day-book In which all
political accounts are kept, are the vnr
lous Items of debit and credit between
tlie people on the one baud and the po
litical party in power on the other,
fiofiiotlrutm the fin trine are very plain;
bat more often they need "Journalizing,"
after tho habit of book-keepers of yore,
la order (tint the people generally may
know who le credited and who ie debited.
Still easier are these on t rine to under
stand after they are posted into the
ledger. I purpose to show a page of
the ledger on which In kept the account
entitled "The Kepubliean Purty of N
brueku," and another page headed "The
ltefonn Administration." Let us look
at the ledger,
"TIIK IIKI'lfUMOAN I'AKTY OF NKIIUAHKA,
TO TKtC I'HOI'I.B OK HKU , DEUTOU,"
To republican shortage In
state treasury 565,7U0.C0
To Int. on funds wrongful
ly withheld from deposit
by Hartley when approv'd
depository bonds were oa
To amount lost in depoel-
tory banks, through mis-
management and mieup-
phcattiin ot the law by re
publican officials. .....
TolatereNt on above lost
To shortage in auditor' of
fline. , ,
To shortage ut Norfolk hoe
pital for iuNfine.....
To forgery of voucher aga
inst fund for inniufninano
of Milford Indue. Home,.
To shortuireat. Institute for
the blind, Nebraska City..
To shortage and tiuauthor
lised expenditures in olflco
of Com. Pub. luude uud
To unlawful chaw, over
payments, junkets and
bogus clniiiiH puid at Nub.
To overpayment (or print
ing eupremecourt reiorte,
volume !ii to 47 incluxiv
To over charges him! bogus
claiiiiM paid for carrying
prisoner to the peniien
tinry inn) reform echool
To shortage at industrial
school at Kearney
To short ngn hi iustitutefur
deul uud dumb
Total f'.i.H.IOi 35
Neurly a million dollar alinot totally
loet to tli taxpayer of Nebraska
through republican mmmanugeiiieiit and
ravcaiity. But tlii i not all; there are
other item of fully greuter importance,
ceding, liottfver, eomn word of expla
nation a to why they are poeted ae a
debit to the republican party:
To amount bmt b.v publi
can iiiiNmuuMtfemeut of
etate nal eml cliHriili
iuHtitui'iie during '02 S 4
ae rompared with th
eoiiiiomv ol a rebirin ad-
niim-traii-oi 3 10.010.32
To amount loet in mulnten-
Mlir of III otfliw of imj'
ol ataiH 1h77 0d, by ra"
n of a h pubiiian fee
To amount bmi mi innnngM.
Hunt ol !;)tt'tiiMil laml,
IH'.MMIO, under a repnl, li
en n rumiii of rvuling lo
ptllll ft.tl uliiol pltHMiaaud
alluwMig ih n uial to go
To Mini It I l'l IU lhlrfr.1,
NUA 0, oa lneraM ol In
trftot lMMril lb III I'M M d
hy fullers 1. 1 a repuldaaa
tioH'iirvr to eiHly wild
the law,.... h3.T30.Tj
To aeiKMiii t.wl im itilrrrl,
laiHtOA, na uaiuvalni
raiaunt wimil fue l ,.. 1 1 4, TT I 14
Tal II.MiUJJ 2
' la vae ue Wr r(lt ea
law eJ l"iiihtaimu., ,m ol
rffviary l Ui .h.I 4 irn-
l Ifco lUlu Inw.nrj ol l.'O.lJ IT,
aed k adlntoa lu a. k'a'xlua
(, lli'ti utiil Tli. i-d t.
WiiaMoa. i'tolo a 'nei U i ai
iHikwiim I... j4et t, I y r.
AeeIV tana, iim ii4u ,,wa.
f J I ", ! i-4l rii.a.li-I-r
Mat,iMi.M di laaaaat
low h 4V katUrf a rple
olJ TlVt 14 all ti . I a
la4' 'atl tlm i a a ! wl
r.tiWwa inj a t tlla a. l4 at
Mna aa4a a.i( tUtegi ea tae
I I r mm te ima . a..aiati
J hM laaila tail laii'l.aaa
o thai ildr'aa aui tm. I
etaatt.tlieseai l.li,a' 4ol waa
collected for rentals and Internet on
echool land contractu; that during the
first eighteen inonthe of Commissioner
Wolfe's term hi bae coll. cted I0I1U.044
f0 on such account, or more than one-
third ae much: that during hie term
Commissioner Wolfe hae cancelled the
leaee contract on over 700,000 ucree of
echool land, which leases on the average
bad been running seven or eight yeare'
and on which no payment of rental had
ever been made subsequent to the pay
tneot made when the leae was entered
koto; that the amount loet to the etate
by reason of the neglect of republican
commissioners to collect the rental with
rcaeoiiable promptness amount to
nearly half a million dollar, but I have
beeu content to eay f 100,000, und tbue
dety successful coutrudlctiou,
t During the lat two yeare of republl
can control the stale's Int. rent bearing
debt IncreuHed fl,275,WU 30; several
cuuee contributed to till reeiilt: State
taxes were paid slowly; the reiublicun
legiMiature iiud oeeu extravagant; and
the republican treasurer ullowed the
generul luud to accumulate toeuormoue
en m without culling outetuudiug war-
ruute. 1 have charged o per cent Inter
et on half the ubove euni for two yeare
in tlil debit,
I The republican board of echool
land und fund ulwaye tried to keep on
hand ubout half a million of the per
manent echool fund uuiuveHteil, that
Ihey in iu lit epeculaUi thereupon, A re
form board hae made a determined ef
fort to keep it, mo fur ae poeiblH, iuvet
ed to the lut dollar. The umouuteou
hand indifferent timee ure a billow.
November 30, 1 HW t.V.JW 4.80
" IHUi 4Wf,H)H.iiV
" " )H'.n 4i7,;ii3 0i
" " 1800 447.0.17 03
May 31, 1808 45,274.55
Owing to the large accretion to lliie
fund and to t lie limited avenue of )n-
Vi)Mt.meut, f 100,000 ou haud at any one
time I not an uiirea.Nonu.dle amount;
bat. 1100,000 or 500,000 le; ho I have
deducted 1100,000 from each of the
amount ou hand under repnb Iran rule
uud charged on the balance 5 per cent
in tore t.
Now let ue look at the other page:
TIIK IlKKOIIM ADMINIHTIUTION CUKOITOIt,
II V TIIU t'KOl'I.K OP MKUUAVKA.
B.v decrease In etate debt,
30, 1800, to AuUHt
1, 1808 $788,488.09
By unvnig in the munngmt.
of elate penal and charit
able iUKlltlHiolIM, up to
May 31, 1808
By gain in the muuagcmeut
of echool luml
By envlng la I liferent iu
etate debt puid off 30,021.45
By eiivlng In I liferent oa
etate warrante by ehort-
ening thetime ol puytn't.. 32,250.00
By eaving in county treua.
fee for collection of etute
By euviug in eher tf' and
other fee for curry nigcon-
vide to the penitentiary..
By eaving in otfliw of eecre-
tery ol Mtate
By Niiviug iu otfbe of oil in-
By eaving iu bunking de
By Muviug iu etute printing
By euviug iu muiiiieuuiiue
of N. N. (i. for 2 yuur
Total iu f ivor of reform. ..l,020.55l.2l
Taxpayer, do you hi uny ddferenee?
No mutter what may davit been yourpo
liiicul ullliiution formerly, nan you, in
tin face of llit'Hii figure, nffiird to rein
MiHtHtlin old gang a your MervniiU?
The differencH ln.tnei'n republican mi
rule and a reform udmiiiintraiioa may
be tluully Hummed up iu dollar and
cent u $.'l,5o"i,47.'i 50 in favor of re
form, ('an you afford to pay out annu
ally half a million to u million dollar
for I tie luxury of allowing republican
to lie your M-rvaiila? The qiienlioii i
for you lo decidu at the polm in xl No
Veiule r. If you eaiiuot afford it, then
' that your crox I Hindu in the cireln :
under the cotlaKH home, I be rooater, or
tha bberty Ml thea ara theeuibleina
of Ilia allied foro- of true rfirm.
( iu id.i e Q DkI'uamk.
l.iucoln, Neb., Aug. II', I MM.
FIFTEEN DEATHS IN A DAY.
aiartllaa Martallty Haaard Aaiaag aal
dlar al aui Wtaaff.
New Yohk, Aug SI fifteen sol
dlrrs died at Camp Wikoff and le this
eilv yeaWrday. Thera ware to
dealha among the aiaa supaete. ef
having yellow far and UeUiaed la
the ausraallae hospital The medical
department has not aaaaaaeed that
laat diad at vallate faa. tiaaauaa uf
the dispute betweee IHa doetors as to
what the nflythree ta la the hoa-
pllal are safNnuf froiav aVtaia f the
4M!trs aaaart that It Is true yellow
jaifk, while ethers, iaaladiag the oa -
fwrta. alalia there Is aot a ,,nMa,
fever eaae la the eap, aa l tHst the
... . .
a.aa are suffvring frM eaalariai fevee
la tt wtMat fvirua
CaakNi ImO4 Ika Maaa.
I'assrws, Miaa, Aa II M.
TihI I, the ahir waa) wralie4
UImmmo ewuaty Vaak. Iiaa awafeaa4 largo aaatity at fratat lapeUaa
U M T tlrallsa. ua al hts avadswaa, left have f the omia:nry dait
the t haft at a4 the deawell asaat wilt M d .lribaiaU ewa the
Made a fall si
fa. he aoafvwd tit just aia M the
Vah s a gaiawat he had Usee all
tae ameer aa il await aa4 4alitsie4 it
V a ftee etariaar, eta m ee at
l-a( rvaaa, W a 1h U('nh eattwr
Itiaa ha0 htai MSa. atvaat thlo
eaa. 004 laf that 4avtoawwat a 1
A RADICAL EXPANSIONIST,
Faaoe Oommlulonar I)avU Would Have
Ilaol Old Olury Down.
Naw York, Aug. 81. "Tha Amerl-
can people art aglow with patrlotlo
fervor, and tha utmost calraneu la
neceuary In considering our future
course," said United Mates Senator
Cuehman IC Davis, before leaving tha
city for his home to prepare for bis
journey to Paris as one of the five
commissioners to arrange the final
terms between tho victorious United
States and defeated Spain.
"Events have niado us one of the
great powers of the earth," he con
tinued. "Whatever we may have de
sired ourselves heretofore, destiny hae
forced upon us responsibilities that we
muNt reuognlzo and accept. We have
become a potent factor in the world's
progress. A greater aotual naval and
military power we are already. We
are not strong enough yet, but not an
hour must be loet in equipping our
selves to copo with any emergency
that may confront us. Our volunteer
army is as good, if not better, than
any force of tho kind in this world,
but we cannot rest secure
in that thought. We must have a large
regular army ready at call In the fu
ture. We must have as good a navy as
any nation on earth We have an ex
cellent beginning. Ship for ship we
need fear nobody. But wo must build
ships with truo American energy.
Nothing must deter us. We know that
we have the inuti to put behind the
guns. Love of gunnery is an American
characteristic When we were boye
all of us knew how to handle firearms.
A gun Is tho earliest thought of the
American youth. Men are only grown
up boys. That explains our success at
Manila and Hantingo.
"You understand, I am on record as
favoring the retention of territory
that has been acquired by the splendid
victories of our arms. I am an Amer
ican citizen, speaking as such, and
my remarks have nothing to do with
otilclal duties that I shall undertake
on October 1 as a commissioner to the
congress of Paris.
"Therefore, you may quote me Just
as strongly as you can as saying:
'More battleships, and after that more
eruisers and battleships again. The
men will step forward as fast as we
build the ships.'"
LOST WITH 900 SPANIARDS. ,
The Layla Was Coraad ta Laava Dar Tew
to tba Storm's Marcy.
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. SI. The TJong
Eong Dally Press is authority for the
statement that OUO Spaniards, includ
ing sixteen priests, lost their lives sev
eral weeks ago when the Spanish gun
boat Leyte was captured by a vessel
belonging to Admiral Dewey's squad
ron. Tbo Leyte had been stationed in
an adjoining island, where the insur
gents were numerous and aggressive.
Tho latter were gaining ground rapid
ly, causing OUO Spaniards to board
these sailing vessels in an endeavor to
encape from the natives, who would
The gunboat Ley to undertook to
tow these three transports to Manila
bay, where the Spaniards aboard them
were to surrender to Admiral Dewey,
if they did not succeed in landing
somewhere and reaching Manila under
cover of darkness. After the Leyte
had towed them down Pampangas
river and some distance along the
coast a heavy storm came up, making
it necessary for the gunboat to euther
tows loose and proceed to Manila for
assiatanoe. Before getting there she
by the Americana the
next day, and an American votsel was
diapatehed to find the three trans
ports, but failed to discover any trace
of the in.
The natives on the adjoining eoast
say they saw nothing of any veasela
The Hung Kong fries anally raarhad
the eonclus.ou that the vessels foun
dered with all ou board.
NASHVILLE'S $500,000 FIRE.
VaraUara llw. aa4 S
fflatlag riaal Haraad.
Nasuvims, Tsna., Aag. II lire
brvke out al I 10 o'clock this morning
in the fifth fi tor of the large aslablUh
hk a I ef the I'blbpps-UullhotT maaufaa
. "'J dealers la siovas aud tinware, oa
Udiege street, and spraad rapidly, da-
suoytag the bwddiag and thtaw oooa-
.?!( J. Warrea, faraitare dealer!
' I'Htlltpe A Hteveaaua. iWm aa4 tla-
j sre, and the Davio I'natlageowpaey.
a Naitoaal aaai wae e4aaularlr
4wAtfetl af are aa4 wur. Tbo los
is aaiiuiated at and la eww
ef4 ly luaitraaaa,
f aa4 hw OaaiUaa't faaa.
lvrtAi ta 1 1 as, s It A
aur Uaaeral SWaJ sail t4yi ,,U
saaaao lwiaaa4hUj th aakj daatitW'
t ua om14 esUt after tho ws tf ho
r)4(ruM aMll,tho gvvaretaaat af
! aa4 latpaaUta, la t Ia4 e
traao 4ltrae la tha let ojaaitersaf
thooilf a4 a iiag adas What
all eaaao tlt4 apoa a aasllal sav
ttat f aaasa I, Largo eaaatltiea
at ra4 ar aalag 4iStrihate4.,
The date at which your eubcrlptlon
exjiires I marked on this week's Imkiib of
your paper. Take notice and If yoii are
m arrears you should muke a payment
Baiter Iprlngs Keunloo.
Baiter SrniNos, Kan., Aug. II.
Tho soldiers' reunion held annually by
the Interstate Reunion Association is
now In progress at this place, with
perhaps the largest first day attend
ance known in tbo history of the asso
ciation. Shot Two Woman and Illmielfc
PottT ToWNSKffD, Wash., Aug II.
Andrew Larsen, a sailor, shot two In
dlan women and then killed himself.
One of tho squaw is fatally wounded,
the other seriously. They wore In
mates of a disreputable bouse.
Not to lis Abandoned.
WAsniNOTON, Aug. 81. It 1 aald at
tbo war department that there Is no
truth in tha report that Camp Wikoff,
Montauk Point, Is to be abandoned,
either as a result of Secretary Alger's
inspection or on any other account-
GEN. MILES MUST EXPLAIN
Until tbe Arrival of General Miles the
War Department Will Mot DUooM the
Hatter Miles Made 1'ublle DUpetobee
Hot Intended to Be Olven Out.
WAsniNOToiv, Aug. 81. When Gen
eral Miles returns to Washington he
will be asked for an explanation of re
cent interviews appearing and the
publication of certain dispatches
which the war department has not
made public. Whether tbo investiga
tion will take the course of a military
court of Inquiry or of a private inter
view with the President, the secretary
of war and General Miles, remains to
Until the arrival of General Miles
tho war department will not discuss
tlve matter. Secretary Alger says that
tba department will not enter into any
controversy with its subordinates and
does not propoao to discuss matters
affecting Oeneral Miles during his ab
sence. I f I.. A 1 1 la !. .
1 j 111 uayifti buicub .a, v. biia umiva
mat uenerai Allies tnaae puDiio me
dispatches of the secretary, General
Shafter and himself. Such action It
regards as a breach of military regula
tions, but no military court can secure
proof that General Miles made publlo
the dispatches printed in tho Kansas
City Star, if be and the person to
whom they were furnished refuse
to give the information. as
several military trials have
made the settled law that
no military law can compol a olvilian
to testify if bo does not desire to.
General Miles also may be called to
account for the Interviews with him.
Unless disavowed they would place
him In the attitude of criticising his
superior officers and subject him to
Tho publication of the dispatches
taken together with previous inter
views in tho Kansas City Star, were
the toplo of conversation among
officers of tho war department, and
already there Is a disposition by some
to taka sides in the matter, while
others deplore tho conditions as tend
ing to lower tho tone of the army and
to do Irreparable injury to tho service.
It Is expected the controversy will
extend to both boiuos of Congress and
It Is feared will Lave an adverse effect
upon legislation which will be asked
to better the army. It Is generally
understood that tha regular force will
be largely Increaaed, at leaat until tho
conquered Islands ara dispose! of, and
It is feared that legislation lu this di
rection will be hampered by tho eon
trovorsy between tha teeretary of war
and tho general In command of tho
MISSOURI DAY SEPTEMBER 23.
If a I'Ceat Rail way Rate Is Ulaea a CaAtr
vailaa Will He 1114 at Uataka.
Jsrraasost City, Mo., Aug. II
Oovaraor Mlephens has agreed U at
tead tho espoatlWia at Uiaaha with his
slafl sWplamber tl, prvvided that day
can bo atade JJ.eoarl day.
Tho oaly h teh that aaa fHMsiely sw
ear la regardtag ra.lruad rate. The
rwJ are wllitag Vi give at Luute aad
Kaasas Uty a aaa teat rate, tho
Missouri eveaailaalwa has asked that
tho rate be given from aay pot at
taraughwut the slate. It la be ietaw
that the late will to eeJe as eek4.
Maexetitwra aha ae la arrears ssoal l
raaiit . lathe lsrae? I've
ita tWi.iua s -! aa ot aa
ttral taeolWet w l a-oaaie, bat ae
al net hr tba fiMrftMa d iatrMlaMa
tha luti-Be aad aMiarlMat Boat !i.h.H
tUr eaale ara aolhr4 ta oit sab.
fitiM.a at ia ra'ar raiaa rrwa aaa
atwefttwr aa4 t-i ra-4, b, it e
.... - .
faa4 tkls Mpaf t
ilbsj im Us
1ST- V. ALLEN AS PRIVATE
A Tribute From aa Old Comrade) to
Nebraska's Senator on Ilia
WAS ALWAYS AT HIS POST
"Allen Was With the Colon aa We
Carried the Works," Wrltoa
A Good War lUeord,
Hon. W, L, Carpenter, of Ilea Moines,
Iowa, was a member of Company U, 82d
Iowa Volunteer In fun try during the civil
war, of which Hnuutor Allen was a mem
ber. Later Mr. Carpenter was promoted
to adjutant of the regiment and served
wltb distinction to the close of the war.
lie Is a prominent citlfia of Iowa, and
hoe been mayor of DesMoiniis.
Ocuaeloually a bitter partisan republb
can ex presses b le "belief that Allen was
not a soldier," for be "cannot under
stand bow a good soldier can be any
thing but a good republican' These
"expressions" are not made when Sena
tor Allen or any one knowing the truth
ispreeeutto correct them, but always
lu his or their absence, and more In tbe
nature of nn insinuation or expreseion
of doubt than lu any other form.
YV, 10. Rued, a personal friend of Ken at
or Alien, recently wrote adjutant Car
penter for a statement of the Hetiator's
record as a soldier, and received In reply
the following letter, which all old eol
dlws In Nebraska should read wltb cure
and just admiration for the bravery aud
generosity of their comrade:
ADJUTANT CAKi'EMTKIi'e MCTTKIl.
Dos Moines, lit., August 17, 1808
Hon. Willi K, lined, Mudieon, Neb, My
l)mt Hir: In reply to your's of the Hth
Inst., relative to tbe war record of Sen
ator Allen of your state, It Is a great
pleasure for me to say that bis record as
a brave, fearless soldier, always efficient
and ready for duty, either on picket,
murch or battlefield, without regard to
surroundings, was eqnul to any man iu
the regiment, and I may euy with par
donable pride, the regiment was peer to
any in tne tietd. Alien s Hearing as a
soldier wiis noble and qfiieroua tbe boy
gare evidence in me mun.
Senator Alien participated In every
march and was present In every battle
In which bis regiment was engaged. My
ucquaintaiice with Senator Allen dale
from my enlistment In (.ompauy U, U2il
Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in Camp
r run It I in, Dubuque, lowu, where tbe reg
iment was aseeiubled to be mustered I if
to United Slates eervice under Preeident
Lincoln's cull for 300,000 more, July 0,
IWJ. William V. Allen woe then a mem
tier of Company (J, iWd Iowa, enrolled
aud doing full service aaa private in said
company. His age was fifteen, but to
entitle him to musterlnto the service he
wits carried on the roll as IS years old,
His muMter le dated Autfunt Ti, 1802
the regiment wae miiMtered in at a later
dute. Wm. V. Allen wae mustered out
with bis company at Clinton, Iu., Aug.
IT), iHMi, completing hi full term of
three yeure In the service of bis country
1 cannot iu this space give you all the
iucideute of a three year s campaign, lor
w were almost constantly iu the held
during our whole term of service; of our
long, weury inarches, remitting bund
rede of miles through swamps aud lim
ber, under the beat of a sou t her u sun,
through mud and rain and at all seamine
of the vear; or of the numerous battle
from Cae (irardn. Mo , to I'leasniM
Hill, La., where William V. Allen's com
pany (J went Into battle with les than
loety men aud came out with a loss ol
'J killed, Vl.'l wound, d and four uns-ing.
Many of tbe wounded sf'erward 'il"d ol
tbeir wouuda. Ol the thirty d tye H jilt
ing which followed as our divmioa rov
ertxi the retreat of Hanks down tba lbl
river. The daily skirmihea south ol Al
exaudria. where our burs Were vitendrl
lo protect eolton glua prvpnring and
bailing rxiiioo for ahiniwiit to Naw Or
lean. We fiually rarhd h Mniil
il river atMiut tha lU'b of May, dleai
lug the enemy tha day Iwfornnl Yellow
Haroe, lhaa eudmg a campaign worn
out with flrfhtiua? and tuanh aa. abnh
aa o alonouly begua bv Ilia rapt urv
! r'orl ! Ituaerg on the lUd rivw ao
(lur army, eadrr the eomaiaad ul 0 a.
ral A, 4 roioih, U-ieg a part 1 1 ib
lOibarm.V eorpa, aa ordrd aitb
riwr to xa (ia-r .l r1Hraaa. At Uka
t'hMNit, atMna Vakabarg, Maratadek
ioairolia-1 tha riv.r. Jesatitb Ihetiat
lla nl Lake t bantt gave a aa li(.at.
iHawawis id the rive, Arritiaj at
tUaibia about ue ao.l.lla uf Jeaa, K
saaaid ibadhMittl KtereMal UaatMWH
aad bia rairat raaebiad Iba euy, A. J
MitMth ailb h "ea-rUU.4 i,..ifUi.
a.1 to Ia4 ibaaay. Web.awl r'twfst
a.-at rr', Mi-a, Je'v II. IB 4
I ha Utl'ifd ral I t.eloa.4 a Asaaat, la
Mf,attMe A. J H alih'a arwf aaaa'U
I'riea la tltaatHirt, kklloaiHt tbniaf l
I'rua aa I seriwa tba siatsaf Mia
.ol, a eara t aaa baa.lr.l atw.
A J Haiia twil la at, I , U ,
the llf part (! NuVaab aatt imwa
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vbarga.1 aaleaiara a baiMt4v
aaa aitb ata, Al a aaa atlh tb
a a rartwdj tba ika Tba
aarl tl o4 0 arsjf tbrwa4b I
aa l rata tba T-aaeaa vaitba
ttaet.ftf i M aitb'a aray t.t
tMwasa. tbeaea ta Uabibi, oktie tbo
82d Iowa took part In tbe charge and
capture of Fort Dlakely, the last battle
of the war, the , next day starting for
Montgomery, the capital of the etate.
The news of the surrender of (Jeueral Lee
was received by courier while we were oa
The trip from Montgomery to Ticks
burg, up the MisaiHsippI river to Clinton,
Iowa, for miiNterlng out, completes the
story of William V. Allen's army life,
Wm, L. Ca iipicktbb,
Late Adjt. add la. Vol, Inf.
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Current Reform Topics.
The Texas board of transportation
bus ordered the express ctrapsnlre la
that state to pay for and affix the
revenue stamps aud flop charging
them up to tbelr ci touiers. One
company has sent word tbit It will
do It and of course tbe res' will have
to follow. Several times of late that
Texas board has let tbe corp rstloie
know that It means I .loess.
Two years ago Pulley of Texas &f
el n red that if Uryan was nominated
he would not run on tbe same tick.
Now he has Indue his cougrss'onal
convention to repudiate tbe platform
adopted ly tbe stale democratic C"v'
vention and ue Is going to run any
how, The people of all parties are
wry tired of llalley of Texas.
John Sherman suye that be hae
been buncoed buncoed by V .tk Han
n u and he is going to buve revenge,
lie has joined tbe anti-llanua forcee
In Ohio and says that be Is going to
run lor governor next rail, joua
Sherman una been buncoelng tbe Am
erk'un people for tbe last forty yeare
and It Is only poetic justice that he ,
be has at lust beeu beaten at bis owa
llur silver was 00 In Ouicago last
Frlduv, and old Tiddle-dc-winks . p t
date baa failed to cull tbe attention ol
tbe popocruts to tbe fuct or even te
reptibllNb one of Its Vf ediioriala oat
the subject of wbeat and silver, lb
Forgetter seems to eq al its Washing'
This war was not a republican var,
a democratic war or a populist war.
It wus a war of tbe whole people ol "
tlie United States waged againat tbe '
tyranny of Spain. Hut tue manage-'
ment of tbe war was by tbe republi
can party and not withstanding tbe
unbounded patriotism of tbe pa pie,
see what a muss they made of it. Ev
en a member of McKluley's cabinet
wns forced tbe otber day lo make Ibe
following remarks "Aa to our borne
camps, It seems to rr that tbe veriest
tryo in military affa would have
known that soldiers compelled to
drink water from rivers and stream
and surface wells would lne?..ibiy
contract typhoid fever, yet In all the
ca tups but one that is tbe kind of wa
ter our soldiers have ha to drink."
Tli at one camp was selected ar.d com
manded by n democrat. It la located
at Fernandla, Flordia. There baa t
been no epidemio of typhoid fever
Down in Ohio tbe republicans got
up a regiment and called it "The
President's Own.' Worse stories are ,
published about tbe treatment of tbe
enlisted men in It than any otber regi
ment in the whole army. On the way.
buck from Santiago they were starved
until the whole regiment mutinied
aboard ship. The privsles declare tbsl
If there is any way to do it tbey will
have every oiflcer, from tbe colonel
down court mart la led. The privatee
ought to have more rense than to
buve enlisted in a republican regi
ment In the first place. The treat
ment tbey got waa Just what might
have been expected from a lot of Mark
11a nna followers.
It doea not seem to be generally
known that there la no law requiring
a congressman lo be a irsident of the
district tbst be represents. In Neve
York end Ibe New England aisles a
nisn is often chosen lo repitsent
district In which he doea not live, Joe
Sibley did not live In the district thai
he rrprrsenlvd In the Flfty-ihlrd roa-
grraa. This year another district pre
Kites to run him, but be sent them
letter saying that be preferred to re
main In private life. Latelv a confer-
enre ass held I) still another I aa-
ylvsnls district of all lhoe who sre
opposed to the gold standard and Mall
Uusy government, end -v live lea-
tiered hint another nomination. It la
given out thai he will swept lad
make the rsif. Joe Sibley was ore of
the hardest fighters and most brlllisnt
orsttirs among the little band that da
flrd llevtland sad the basks el tha
lime they brought on the panie aad
secured tbe repeal of the Hbertnsa act.
No one who beard him ,. ewr for
get Ibe reply he made ta Auihwalla
when that gvsllevaa ttartrrtook (
Interrupt H L!t la the middle of a t
sealeaee aed Ikus break the forte of
his ergumvnt. It west " will hate
aa diavusataa w.lh a ansa wha Iblahe
more ef a bottisC! Hath late he diiea
of a eeairtle ttvsri." Aetbwo le't well
well know a ftindava fr poser node
It a 4t( thrust aad aUeared that
reld bug ft slteiMse aero for ell. Mib
l h eao of lb larves aad best
te!et'tvit llhrsfirs ea poiil- aeaaawf
la ih raiir.i sut.s, nesidea Ibtl be
ems ta know tha IliM hf hsarl
from Oeaesie l RtvsUllaaa.
r YOII lSta Kmm 4. b ejill iad
II.Ht l' Ma4illa IbabMl vaxMea
na aaa take ta aisa ma aea-U'eaa l
saaih aa l veet.wa ,a eoadiliae
n ptbw kaalib.
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