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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, DECEMBER 14, 1899-
Who Shall Be Senator'
In answer to the above inquiry pub
limbed in la.t wek's Uu of tho lade
pendent, Utters began coming the rest
day after publication. Tha fir.t ne
ame from Waverly, and was a follow:
"In compliance with,your request
have conversed with a number of- fu
ionists and iu all frankness we don't
want anyone for senator save our able
fighter, Hon. Wn. ,V;Allen.- A. B.
Sutterland." "' ".
Then followed by every mail others.
As ninny aw possible aie printed. Al) of
them havo been banded eyer to Gover
nor Poynter. The next, was::
"Senator Allen of course. Who else
ou'ld there be?-. M. Sirensen, Li A
"We are in favor of ex-Senator Allen
fortheuext senator. He i the bet
aiau in the bta; for the place. W. E.
Ferguson end J. C. Feiiru- n."
"Permit me to ftate that your q ues
Hon, 'Who shall be senator,' is a very
pertinent one. It haidly seems possible,
but I believe that the wails and lamen
taiious of the distressed and oppressed
four common country have been heard
by Hiiu who governs ail,- and that in
(spurn to the tunny 1'iavers soil rui
eiiws for help and assistance, J If, and
ileoii'y, has. prepared the plan mi
Opened" the wa.v.lor the return to the
L'nited States senate f that peerless
and fearless Inr-une of tile einn,on pewi
nle, the llon.'VV. V. Allen. No other can
or wiil do at this' Tune.-C. II. Walker,
"Ex Senator W. V. Allen should heap
pointed as the successor of the late
senator, M. L. lluyward for the follow, ng
"1 Such an appointment would p,eae
a verv larira maioiity of the citizens f
"2 W. V. Alien stands next to W.J
Brvan in being the ablest, most, logical
and convincing champion of the people
in the United Slate-.-.
"3 He is acquainted with every detail
f conirressimal procedure and is per
sonallv known, respected, and admired
bv political tnemltt aud foes in the hou.-e
"4 Hon. Thos. B. Peed, lat cpeaWof
the house said 1o a newspaper corres
pondent lately: 'I consider Senater Al
len of Nebraska th ablest parliamru
tarian in the senate. Oft tiiiis 1 havo
discussed with him questions of rulings
and he soon convinced me that he was
Wfrll .informed in parliamentary law.
Senator Allen, more -nearly than any
ther senator, fad the ability to give a
minority, majority powers.' Ed.NL lfus-
!. Franklin, Neb:"
Let it be Bryan by all means if he can
be induced to accept, lim term of sen-
ator would eipire on the cay or his in
auguration as president. Then lt the
aest legislature elect Allen and' Hitch
eoc-k. My reasons for wishing to see
this done are many, but you know them
better than I do, so why enumerate?
C. A. Kaufman and fouiteen others, Ag
Appoint that great and Rood man, ex
Senator Allen. My reasons are, he knows
the ropes and all the tricks of that dam
nable crew of republicans, and ie not
afraid to beard the old r'evil in his den.
By all means send Allen to th senate.
K. W. Cates, Bancroft, Neh.
I desire to Kay that Q. M. Hitehcoek
of Omaha, would give the fusion forces
the lest general satisfaction for senator
to fill the unexpired term of Senator
Hayward, deceased. Judge Allen waa
the unanimous choice of the fusion
forces last winter, the situation is now
changed and there will be two to elect
next winter. Allen bm been honored
and is is postession of a better office at
the hands of the voters of his district
which be can hold as long as be want.
We need sot fear that Mr. Hitcheoek
will attend to the best interests of kis
state and deport himself with honor and
credit to alL Heory Clark, chairman
aational ways and means committee.
fusion forces. Saline county. Neb.
My choice for United States senator
is ex Senator Allen. It appears to me
that it is possible that Allen, through
some modesty, may decline. In that
case I would prefer Thompson of Grand
Island, or John Stevens of Hastings, or
Shallenbergerof Alma. We have plenty
of good timber in central Nebraska.
Why not John StevensT lam sure he
is not an office seeker. I will put Stev
ens up in debate with any of our politi
cal enemies In the nation. Hitchcock
must not he appointed not by any
means. I can see breakers ahead if
such a thing i don. If ' I remember
correctly, there were only two daily
newspapers in the United States that
supported Bryan in 18!Mi, namely: The
World Herald and the New York Jour
nal. Now, Mr. Hitchcock has made the
World-Herald a financial success. It is
the duty of the fusionists to stand by the
World Herald and to help make it a
great paper both literary and financial,
so that the people in other states can
learn that it pays to support reform, that
we may be able to have a daily paper in
every state in the union. Ko let us keep
Mr. Hitchcock with the World-Herald.
I am sure that Governor PeVnter will do
the right thing and the est for the fu
sion forces. Governor Poynter was once
president of the alliance, perhaps he is
yet I am an alliance man. I am sure
that the office will seek the man, not the
man the otnce in thia case. John Nel
son, Kenesaw, Neb.
Besides the above, letters have been
received from the following advo
cating the appointment of Senator
Allen: I. M. Warren, Fairbury, Neb.;
Jonathan Higgins, Cambridge, Neb.;
Thomas W, Granbury, Long Pine; John
Evans, Negunda; E. R. Monell, Wilbur;
E. H. and C. Sorenson, Danebrog; J. P.
Rous, Alvo; J. W. Fice, Nebraska City;
D. N. Jones, Julian; P. C. Larsan, Hoi
sUia; PUr Knao, Grafton; F. L.
Musn, Trtimble; John Calbraith, nas
tinL's: W. Kremser. Geneva; A. Lyman,
Stella; F. L. Buel and W. V. Buel, U ok-
man; A. N. SpauKlmg, Omaha; J. I'eter
son and S. W. Haynes, Glenrock; W. H.
MuClellan. Arapahoe; S. K. Urouncn,
Nebraska Oitv: 0. Putnam, Gibbon; U.
Hatch. Nebraska Cify; J. M. Ward, Mar
quette; R. M. Sxilimf, Cushing; J. W.
Evans, Cush ntr; T. a. rancor, iorune.
ten John Jeffcoa'. Oiiii hn; Geo. W. Ra
worth, Soirh Omaha, r-portii' resolu
tions iHs.-ed favo ing Allen by Douglas
conn'y populist cn'rai committee; Vwo.
vVi Ka worth, South Omaha for ti'ineir;
F. Hchweir..Woo-!lAwu;J. U W imams,
Palniyia: .). R. Aiier-o.,, Decatur. Jan.
Smi:h, Friend: ,1. Hai'mw and-J. B. U
ene. S f d; pi: Lew Drnl e. Khelion; K.
D. Oarr. Over-on; O.-t beb nallinor,
Arnil Banner anci Anion Babnier (rot
lenbury : A. P. Job. TeKama; J. . Srro
bte. Nfhi-as'ia Ci y; A. It. Fou'ch, Ver-
ilon: M )!. Nym:in. 'I'ahu.n'ge; p. W.
Mathews. Oxftrd; W. R. Irvme, Homes
vi He; W. Henry. Hay Spriuir-; D. A.
Berl ey. D ivenrw r' ; A. P. IW'son. John
Johnson, Max Schrader. C. R. Sharp,
John No'er and Robert lamehill. Cor
dova: .T. E. W. Richards, T. W. Baton,!
W. P. Freeman, A. L. Bourke, P. II.
OeKamy. August Koelmel, H. E. Hell
man, S. 0. Vandruff. H. Slipe, Alfred
Dallman. C. F. Keeler, W. P, Martin, .1.
M. Ems, F. W. Mustoe, J. S. Austin, II.
W. Hopl'ins and A. A. Alleinand, all of
Araualioe. S. Elwood. Blooint'eld: J. P.
Skow, K-st choice Bryan, swond Allien:
D. Benirield, B. M. Cleveland, Freemont-,
first choi -e - Bryan, next time Al
Ipo r-nd Hiteheoc'j. O. E. Jones. Jacob
Jones and M. Brighain.all of Osceola;
W. A. II ickock, Douglas, Neb.; K. C
Snvder. Nebraska City: E. W. Jeffries,
Horace: M. V. Stoby. Plainview, Neb.;
Wm. P. Guthrie. R, C. Moore. J. H.
lowing. W. V. Dye, C. W. Fuller, J. G.
Hills, C. A. Gronger, J. H. Mathesun,
-'rank" Bruner, C. E. Draner, J.
Dickmun and M. H. (Jlaey,allof Ixing
wood; Oscar D. Combs, Arcadia: II. T.
Stone, Scritmer; E. E. Beatrice; Samuel
Larson, Weston: 0. II. (Jsucher, Weston;
Janifs Cnssel, Nehrsska City; L. M.
Young, Wilsonville: W. R. McCullongh
tBryan or Allen); 1). E. BcrV.ey, Giltner
(Bryan or Allen); Samuel Boven, O'Nei!;
Chas. Alexander, Elba; Victor Seward,
Ashl.ir.d; Thos. Knox, Bennett; Chris
Ol-en, Bennett: R. Rowland, Bensett;
C. W Draper, Leigh; Philips F. Camp
bell. Georgetown; J. E. Spencer. Beem
er: A. L. Scott, Davy; J. O. Lynch, Buf
falo; N. J. Slater, Elm CWk (Bryan or
Allen): J. W. Cox (no date or place); P.
J. Palmer. A. F. Palmer. R. B. Madden.
C. F. Oricksort, Fred Johnson, D. M.
Grove. R. B. Morgan, J. C. Morgan, S.
Clark. F. T. . Wilcox, all of Raymond;
Isaac Lightbodv (add that all the com
mitlee men of the populist, democratic
and free silver committees want Alton);
E. S. Gi! her Weeping Water; R. E. Far
ley, Craig; W. II. Kinnison, Angos; Wal
ter Johnson. E. P. Lipton, Holstien; W.
O. Talbot, Giltner; James Wallace, Stan
ley; John Hartline, Bennet; Wm. D.
Howard, Albion: H. J. Ma-wn.Fullerton;
J. Seitz, Danham; Albin Dahlman,Swde
One man, the editor of the Ulysses
Dispatch, Mr. C. H. Challi, writes a
letter urging Gov. Poynter to call a
special meeting of the, legislature and
let the republicans select a senator. He
says: "Sincerely, should Governor Poyn
ter appoint a man to suit his fancy or
his party's fancy? Or should he appoint
a roan to fill the place of one chosen by
majority of the peop' -of the state?"
Evidently that editor has not received
returns from the election of 1897 yet. If
he had he would not talk about a "ma
jority." The following parties favor the ap
pointment of Mr. Hitchcock: A. J. Ri
shel, Gretna; R. R. Schick, Seward;
Wm. Liebhorst, Grand Island; M. J.
Furness, Cowfcs; J. M. Snyder, Loup
(Ten letters, all red hot for Allen, were
either unsigned -or the gnatur were
so hurriedly written that the could not
ALLEN IS SENATOR
At 12;10 p. m. Wednesday, Gov. Poyn
ter signed the paper that made Wm. V.
Allan senator to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Senator Hayward.
Since the meeting of the last house,
Settle (Ky.), Baird (La.), Dingley (Me.),
Bland (Mo.); Greene (Neb.), Danford (0.)
and Erm'antrout (Pa.) have died, and
Reed (Me.), and Hooker (N. Y.) have re
signed. Twenty columns of the Congressional
Record of December 7th, were filled with
the appointments that McKinley had
made during tha recess of congress. He
has distributed a big lot of pie and more
of the same is coming. No wonder Mc
Kinley is popular with the pie eaters.
Mr. Aldrich introduced a bill (S. 1 to
affirm the existing standard of value, to
maintain the parity in value of all forms
of money, to refund the public debt, and
for other purposes; which was read
twice by its title, and referred to the
committee on finance. Congressional
Record. Don't those words have a very
familiar sound? We have been hearing
them for thirty years. Refund the pub
lic debt! We have been in that business
until our hair has grown gray. This
time it will be refunded in hundred year
The Hog Raisers' Mutual Insurance
Company is one of the new mutual or
ganizations, providi d for by the law of
the last'session of the legislature. The
officers have given close attention to it
interests and it is now on the road to
success. During the few months of its
existence it has grown to a membership
f' several hundred, and ia growing rap-
it Freedom ko IIhooiu a MI1M
Vrrd t Nation that ha Ckr
iHhetl It Mm than Amy
Editor Independent: Whil meditat
ing on our mauy reasons for thanksgiv
inga this year, it came to my mind: what
a vast difference- there is in giving our
Heavenly Father thanks for tha wonder
ful aud timely blessings he distributes
lo u's yearly, and as we are so often in
clined to do smoothing over the many
calamities we have by our tias brought
to pass, or even worse, laying them upon
our Creator. Christ, cays: "It must
need's be that evil cotue, but woe unto
him by whom it comerh." Bo it seems
to me Thaniisgiving day should be no
le-iS a day of prai-ie, but more a day of
searching ourselves to tind wherein we
might better the world and thus give
cause for a truer and holier Thanksgiv
ing on thu following yeiir.
Last Thanksgiving morning I lisfenwd
to an-uplifting isennon in many respects,
but 1 could uot help wondering if God
wouid be pleased to hear s in our en-
tuu-tilsiu to praise Hiru for ail tninga
moderating . our miserable hins or at
tempting to praise tliui for them. ' I be
lieve God cares for no deception even for
the purpose of glorifying Him in words,
aud fuel Hure Ha is mightily gtieved
when His professed followers, ou a day
sacied to Him. stolid before the people
and uphold crimes of nations no less
than individuals w hich His angels must
blush to hear mentioned. Vet it seems
all over this land, with but few excep
tions, the pastors on. Thaukt.giviog day
either, through Silence, deception, or
bold encouragement, covered up or ap
plauded this great national crime, which
can but make true patriots bow their
heads in shame.
All readers, be they friends or foes,
cannot mistake in naming this crime.
Then why do we, as individuals or na
tions, try to hide our sius, either for the
sake of peace or patriotism, when we
know they will ultimately find us out?
We may hide our lights under a bushel,
bui. in cannot be hidden or bottled.
It can work no salvation to our Vie
loved country to attempt covering up
the wrongs and crimes which sti in ihe
pages of our history, (imply because it
is "our" country and we are Sensitive
about them. Moreover if all people were
so inclined it would work final destruc
tion, und one who does not blush at
wrong committed by his country is not
worthy the name of patriot A mothrr
or father who is uot bumbled and sad
over the missdeeds of the child, and,
however much their love for it, do not
use some means lorceable if need be
to reform the child, is mot worthy the
sacred title of parent. And after all the
nation is only a child of the people.
It behoves us as a uaiion, this year, to
prai.-e God, not because He permitted
us to engage in a war through love of
power, und greed for gold, not because
we nave as a government, thrown a pro
tectorate over the vices of slavery, and
domestic inequality and chaos, not bo
cause we close our ears to the needs of
the poor and oppressed and drown our
natural compassions, in feasting, music
and games while the fabric of state is
threatened! But we should rather praise
Him, in meekness and humility, that He
has been so iiuunutul in His natural
blessings, am has permitted us to "live
aud move and have our being," vn
though we have so forgotten him as a
nation a nation, which through un
principled and mistakea leaders have
repudiated this sacred principle apon
which its mighty structure has risen
Can it be that with little more than i
hundred years the massive foundation
atones are absolutely crumbling? Is
freedom to become a meaningless word
to people who nave had reasoa to cher
ish it more than any race on the glebe?
in that old and beautXul song of free
dom, we all love, thousands upon thous
ands with hearts hav swelled ap with
pride and charity have aung, "Utall
that breathe partake." Tet today in
the sight of God, who has been her
shield and protector, that nation is in
arms to take from a remote and unpro
tected people that right. Killing, plun
dering, stealing and for what? Who
can supply the reason?
God must surely hate looked down
upon this nation in pity, when we con
gregated on the day set apart for Him,
and in the face of this most unholy war
calmly prayed, "God I thank Thee that
1 am not as other men arc," and then
retire with self-satisfaction and content
ment to feast and revel, whi.'e even at
that moment our country, under the
barbaric banner of "might makes right"
and "greed is our king," are giving blood
for blood in a war of conquest.
AMERICAN CLAY EATERS
How th l'lulK-rU Manage to t4
Jha Paupto on tha Fool!
That the effort to increase the pri' of
goous without an increase in the volume
of money is utterly impossible, is proven
by the recent investigations concerning
adulterations. The price in many in
stances has been raised but the purchas
ers get even less value than they did be
fore. One can take an ordinary suit of
heavy underclothing after the Grit wash
ing andhake a pound of shoddy out of it
Dr. Edward II. Jenkias, an agricul
tural chemist, vice director of the Con
necticut agricultural experiment station
told of bis work in analyzing the food
for sale in the Connecticut markets, and
declared that the general adulteration of
food products has increased with the
business competition and the demand
for cheap wares. Dr. Jenkins said he
found niaU, poultry and fish preserved
with borax. More than half ti jalliea
examined were inBile of glucose and
starch pate, flavored with artificial tla-
voriug, coioreu wiin nninciui iauumuk
and reserved with salicylic acid. The
cheaper grades of coffee were fouud to
contain a large proportion of Cauada
peas, pea pellet, wheat middlings, aud
chickory. Dr: Perkins presented lor the
instruction of Senator Mason a numner
of small bottles containing the coffee
adulterants and imitation coffee beans,
adulterated mustard twenty per cent,
piaster of peris, pepper, seventy-live per
cent, charcoal, sawdust and thnir, and
cayenne pepper that is less than ten per
cent pure pepper. Tomato catsup, the
witness (aid, is uiar.a from trie cores oi
tomatoes artificially colored and pre
served with salicylic- acid. Of thirty
samples of olive oil, twenty six were
adulterated with cottonseed oil. Of
forty samples of beer tasted, eleven con
tained salicylic acid. . Speaking of the
d)es used iu temperance driuks, Dr.
Jenkins Miid experiments 1iad shown
that one glass of , raspberry soda had
sufficient aniline dye to color a piece of
flannel five inches square.
The people have only so much money
to spend. They can spend that much
and no more. When prices have been
raised,' enough adulteration turn been
added to give the increased profits al
though the amount of real goods sold is
less. The horror of this thing is un
speukable. To uiuiutaiu their gold
standard, they feed the people on cluy
and cull it bread! If times were realy
good and there was money enough to
make prices remunerative to the produc
ers without adulteration, men would
furnUh unadulterated goods and soon
drive.these swindlers out of business, v
Haw th Hunker Koan, FlV TIiiim mt
Mau Mom; a there In In tha UnlUtd
HUttrit and Wet IutrKi tin w hat
' 1 hey Owe.
On page 61, Vol. 1, of the report of the
comptroller of the currency for fiscal
year ending October '31, 18'JS, appears a
condensed table of the resources aud lia
bilities of all hanks in the United States,
national and others, 9.4'.)5 in number.
' Uuder the head of "Loans" which
means notes held against the people for
money borrowed from the b,inks the ag
gregate is $4,(332, 032,015.
Under the head of "Deposits" which
is the amount of money theoretically
subject to sight check by depositors in
these banks the- aggregate is $3,741,
028,802. Under the head of "Cash" which cov
ers and includes ali moneys down to
pennfe4 actually-in these bank, the ag
cremate is Kiti7,7lLki,174.
In this connection note the fact that
at that time the total amount of all
United states money in existence, in
eluding gold, silver, gold and silver cer
tilicaies, green-lmcks, fractional cur
rency .nickles and pennies outside the
vaults of the United States treasury and
the leg il reserves of the banks does not
exceed $L150,000XKK), and we begin to
realize how fearfully and wonderfully
our banking system has been made.
What farmer or merchant can loan four
times the number of dollars he has? But
the bankers can distance this as far as
Nancy Hanks can beat a common plug.
They can loan four dollars for every
dollar in the country in your pocket.
your neighbor's pocket, in old stockings
and everywhere else, outside the U- S.
treasury and their reserves.
The comptroller's report shows that
they had over four billions six hundred
and thirty millions loaned nut, and not
more than one billion one hundred and
fifty million was in existence outride of
the treasury and their reserves.
How does itome that the banks -can
loan four times as much money as there
is in the United States? And why does
it happen that there ara "deposits" in
the banks euhiect to surht checks for
mare than five times the cash in hand?
Ah, there is where the "fearful" and
"wonderful" make up of the banking
system comes in. It is a aare thing for
those whoconduet the banking business
for they 2o eat their cake and have it,
too. The law enables the bauker to loan
and draw interest on what be owes (the
deposits.) And the more be goes in debt
the more he has to loan. Then Uncle
Sam starts the national hankar out in
business by printing soma nicely en
graved notes .or promises to pa, called
bank notes, which bo loans at interest
to the borrower, who gives his Bote with
taterest in exchange lor bank cotes.
In fact the hanks are getting rich and
powertui on what they owe; first, n
their nicely printed promises to pay, and
second, on what they owe their deposi
tors, and that through the operation of
a public fonctioa or utility, the right of
ail the people to issue, control and Joan
the collective order or due bill, called
money. Hut the majority of the people
have no right to complain. They have
voted the men into power who made laws
creating 1 he system. Kansas Com mouer.
What It Will Cost
The secretary of the' treasury's esti
mates for the cost of government for the
coining year is as follows:
Estimates for 1901:
Navy department 7f!,4tilt.6l)0
Interior department 174,080.841
Pofitoflke department..... 4.51.685
Department of agriculture. 4,.KXi,257
Department of labor 172 480
Department of justice 6,2711,570
Grand total..... $03181,004
Hats and bonnet will be sold cheap
for Christmas at Mm. Gosper's .1201 U
THE HORRORS OF WAR
in ORteer of tha Regular Army Iivuriihvn
fcoui Futhatlc Neene In tha
Suppose you ask yourself the question
whether if you were an armed Filipino
you would consider yourself a re -el or a
patriot, and, whatever your answer,
think about some other things that 1
saw today as consequence of those ar
rests? Virata, when found in his house,
sick with a high fever and was so dizxy
he staggered and could not walk. His
wife -is a pretty young woiiia.i, and of
course beauty in distress is a.wuys moie
effective in appealing to our sympathies,
On the fl,jor lay a little baby a few
months old, ond another, just able to
toddle about, looked with, wondering
eyes at the soldier.. The poor woman
stood listening to the explanation of af
fairs and heard the order for her hus
to cotre along, i.nd then, of course she
burst into tears. Confound it! Women
always have to do some such thing.
They show no consideiatin whatever
for people who come to take away their
husbands, and, to fell you the truth, I
don't like this sort of work. 1 wish
somebody else would be detailed to do
it. What do you suppose she si-.id?
"Oh, Senor Capilan, may 1 go with mv
husbiimir" , :
These people, you know, are only senn-
fivilizeil, and ttie,r skitis are nuiie mint,
and they don't know tuat civilized coun
tries do not permit such a thing as that
she asked. . So the senor capita n had to
tell her thathhe could not go, and llicn,
of course, she cried nil the harder, so
that it was very difficult for the senor
cupitan, and he looked as though he
wnnted to cry or swear, or both, and I
am not sure but he did. The man was
too sick to walk, so an ambulance was
sent for and ho was iut in it and drove
off, leaving the wife in depths of despair
and the little ones crying from syuipa
The Filipino's little nipa hut, with its
bamboo floor, was not much of a place
to be torn from, but it wa home, and
tnere in me ooor was tne wiir, won one
child in her anus, while ihe wiiil of the
oiher was plain on the air. And for the
wife God only knows what it meant, but
of life and death. There was not a thing
in the house to eat, except a Ikile rice,
enough for one meal. She had not
thought of this until the party was start
ing, and then she cried out: -
"Oh, Senor Capitan, what sha'lt I do?
My baiiies w ill die; I have no food.
May I enter the town past the guards?"
And the Senor Ciipitan said in poor
Senora, I am very sorry, but the or
ders positively forbid any one passing
the lines, and an you see well oh!
the order! 'Certainly, senora. you may
come in; I don't care u whether
they like it or not."
Swearing in the presence of ladies is
not usually considered good form, and
certainly the expression " the or
der" is not milhary, but the worst of it
is that he doesn't seem to regret it at all,
and be went further into encouraging
treason by giving the woman an order
for commissaries to keep the babies
from starving; and he did other sedi
tious things, such as swearing some
more at the soldiers who crowded around
excited by vulgar curiosity and whe were
inclined to display little sympathy with
anyliody related to an insurrecto. He
even told them they were several kinds
of black brutes and did net deserve to
associate with men.
What is the army coming to? Think
of black sedition being pampered in this
way, and seditious children being fed on
It seems that, after all, the fairy god
mother appeared, though I am assured
she was addressed as major and wort
a red ttripe on her trousers; mean, she
belonged to the artillery, and finding
these men had done nothing tangible, so
that do charge could lie held against
them, be turned them loose; I mean she
turned them loose, and they came back
here, and while the pass officer was try
ing to ward off and dodge some weeping
woman and was at the same time sign
ing passes for them to go to Manila to
see their husbands, the men themi-elves
Well, the necks that were fallen upon
for the purpose of shedding tears in
cluded about all in the town except the
relief on post, for the officers and soldiers
had to be on it, too; and, strange as it
may seem, for these people an, of course
ravages aud quite black as to their skins,
there was one little girl who hunt; on
bur father's neck and wept for joy almost
a sincerely as did my boy when I got
twen irom uuoa last year. U. II. A. in
Clue ago liecord.
Seats In the House
The following is the rule under which
the seats in the bouse are allotted to
1. At the commencement of each con
gress, immediately after the members
and delegates are sworn in, the clerk
shall place in a box prepared for that
purpose, a number of small balls, of
marble or other material, equal to the
number of members' and delegates, which
balls shall lie consecutively numbered
and thoroughly intermingled, and at
such hour as shall be fixed by the house
for that purpose, by the bandsof a page.
draw caid balls one by one from the box
and announce the number as it is drawn,
upon which announcement the member
or delegate whose name on a numbered
alphabetical list shall correspond with
the number on the ball shall advance
and choose his seat for the term for
which he is elected. .
Z Before such drawing is commenced
each seat shall bo vacated and so remain
us til selected under this rule, sad a ay
-eat having been selected rhall W -,(!
forfeited if left onocupiad before tha
all of the roll is finished, and whar
the seats of members and delegates (BaM
have been drawn, no proposition fr a
econd drawing shall be in order daring
that Congress. ' '""
Diabolical Oiitiaga ' V
A few political schemers havthi
Washington and drafted a curray bill
to be brought up before eonurass. T
fact that this bill whs drafted bfr
congress met shows that it was a kind f
feeler to ascertain how nih th ptpl
will stand legislating in' favor' f the
money power . Thi new bill proposes to
tke the financial nfTairs out of th badg
of the government and turn them over
bodily to the tiatiotinl bnnHS. This is
of the most diabolical outae ever at
tempted to be perpetrated on the Amer
ican people, and we hope such a vigorous
protest will be sent to Washington tkat
from every state ns tofrighten these
sniring scoundrels from their . STi) do
sins. All men are selfish, so if tho bam
are laid down the money power wilt
make a e'ean sweep so far as it is in its
power to do so.- The proposed eurrtaey
hill is virtually like a farmer turning a
wolf loose in his hen hou-e to guard tb
chickens. The wfolf is cellish and would
eat all the chickens he could, so are aiea
selfish and this law, claimed to be ia tk
interest of the people, is just the rvro
and the money power having 'full sway
would lmve the people at .their
mercy. Don't talk to us about "Haf:
frunr.is" embodied in the law, for ys
might just, ns well write on tha
hou -e: "This wolf is not to ent a siag !
chicken."-Lyons Mirror (rep),
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
The Independent had hardly rahd
its readers last week containing a stato
ment to the efftiet that all tha d.spaUhoa
from Manila were fakes sent out to in
fluence the action of congress es tko
question of imperialism, when a news
paper man got a dispatch through to tho
New York Herald declaring that Agsl-
nnldo was no where near reaucea
subjection, but had escaped with 30,61$
troops and nearly all his war material.
So it !h evident that if you want th real
news, you must take the Independent.
Everyone now acknowledges' that the
war is nowhere near an end in tht Phil
ippines. The Poers have gained another great
victory over the British in South Africa.
Even the general who commanded tho
British telegraphed that he had saat
with a severe reverse. Over COO British
soldiers have been captured by the Boom
and there were many killed and wound
ed. The strategy as well as the fighting
of the Boe rs hus been magnificent It in
feured that the whole of tho AW
kander population of South Africa H
now break out in open rebellion.
News comes from Australia that nsaaly
the whole population there are opposed
to the war on the Dutch. It is said that
the cause of the fall of the ministries in
two of the provinces was because they
had offered troops to the homo govern
ment to fight the Boers. There ars also
many exciting scenes reported from Ins
land where the people .largely sympa
thize with the Boers.
A report was printed in a few pansns
to the effect that President Krugsr had
sent a cablegram to McKinley asking
him to act as an arbitrator between ah
Dutch and the English, so that tho war
might be stopped, and that McKialo
had called ia the British minister to con
sult him about it.
A meeting presided ovet by Governor
Poynter was held in Omaha Monday
night to express sympathy with tho
Boers. Although the night was very
bud sn immense audience turned out la
listen to the speakers and cheer for th
plucky little republic.
The vote in the house for speaker wm
David B. Henderson (rep) 1$1
James D. Richardson (dem) ........ IK
John C. Bell (pop).. 4
Francis G. N'ewlands (nil rep) 1
Not voting II
On the question of adopting th Rood
rules there were 178 veas and 158 hits
19 not voting.
The railroad trust has met and it
solved to make another raise in freignt
rates. On the first of January the uka.is
goes into effect and the farmers of tha
west will be taxed 15 per cent more than
me ever nave oeen oeiore. This is tha
third time that freights have been raised
in the last year, the whole advance bs-
ing 20 per cent When the pressure bo-
gins to come down on the people tho sry
win oe raised thai it is all the fault of
Bryan and the danger of free silver that
makes times hard. As Woloski said n
long time ago, the cause of the hard
umes wiu do attributed to everything
but the right thing. This raise in
freights makes necessary another fall hi
tht boas jrie of nil form prodsets.
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