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VOL.I. . LINCOLN, NEBRASKAATURPAY, JAN 4,1890. Na-iT'
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The Alliance has been started as
tht official organ of the Nebraska State
Fanners' Alliance. It has already
taken a high place among the papers j
of the country, and is gaining patron- .
age which promises to make it a bril- j
liant success. . I
It will be conducted SOLELY IN
TI1J2 INTEREST OF THE FARM
ERS AND LABORING MEN OF
THE STATE AND NATION.
its Editor, is Chairman of the Ex
ecutive Committee of the Farm
ers State Alliance. He has had long
.experience in newspaper work. He
will bring to his aid able men in differ
ent spheres of thought, and will make
The Alliance one of the ablest pa
pers in the west.
MR. THOMPSON, the Associate Ed
itor, is Secretary of the Nebraska State
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in the discussion of all public quesr
tions. . It accepts no patronage from
railroads or corporations, and its edi
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THE ALLIANCE will be found in
the front ranks of the opposition to all
trusts and combinations to throttle com
petition, and extort from the producers
and laborers the lion's share of the fruits
; of. their toil. .v-.:.V
vWe shall advocate thei free coinage
f silver the same as gold, and its re
toration to its old time'piace inouif
currency; ' V .'
The issue of all paper money , direct
to the people on laud security, and an
increase of its volume proportioned to
increased production ana population;
Government ownership of railroads;
The U. S. postal telegraph;
The restriction of land ownership to
the users of land, and its reasonable
The exclusion of alien landlords:
The election of U. S. Senators by a
direct vote of the people;
And. ail other reforms which will
" inure to the benefit of the Farmer
Now Brother Farmers and Working
men, it remains for you to prove that
the often-made assertion that you will
not stand bv your own friends, is false.
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every Farmer, should make the suc
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Lincoln. Neb. ;
The stenographer's fees in the cele
brated case of Scroggin vs. McClellan
in Nuckolls county now amount to
f 1.500j and the end is not yet.
v J3traordinary Proclamation.
Cokcokd, N. H.. " Dec. 30. Governor
G lodell hassued. the f oilowine :
In view c the various heinous crimes
which have been committed in our 6tafce
within the past few weeks, directly trace
able to the use of intoxicating iiqaors, in
which the criminal laws have been flag
rantly violated, now, therefore, I warn all
persons engaged in the illegal and deadly
traffic to desist therefrom immediately and
I call upon the attorney-general of the
state, the solicitors and sheriffs of tte
counties, the mayors of the cities and
selectmen and all other officers throughout
the state and upon all good citizens of
every party to unite in one supreme effort
to close up and suppress every liquor
saloon of every description within our
borders. "Let no guilty man escape."
Numerous decisions of tne supreme court
attest the constitutionality of oar prohibi -tory
liquor laws. Let them be vigorously
enforced, tnat the people may enjoy the
great benefits which are sure to follow.
And I cannot refrain from urging all
churchen, temperance organizations and all
persons who desire the best good of our
commonwealth, to redouble their efforts to
promote personal sobriety and temperance
among uur people. -
Written for The Farmers' Alliance.
A Fragment of Time.
A valley filled with sweet delights,
With odours fine and fairest sights
Where flowed a musio-makinjrrlvcr
Where roses grew and live-forever ,
Where, in the boughs of blooming trees,
Cafrolled song-birds, hummed the bees.
Here Time and I had strayed together
In tne balmy summer weather. , ' '
Tempted by the od'rous air,
And by the vale, so wond'rous fair.
Time conned the sweet scene o'er and o'er,
Turned his hour-glass slow'r and slow'r,
Relaxed bis eye, by jrrace beguiled, -
And smoothed his bro, and almost smiled.
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And now, the cares of life forgot,
All jars and pains remembered not,
Upon a bank where violets grew,
And flowers fair distilled the dew,
Ourselves recumbent down we threw.
I thought, "Old Time, I'll keep you here
"Together we'll forget the year; '
" Beguiled by all this beauty sweet.
: "I'll chain with joy your weary feet,
j "I too as Jong as you can stay,
i "And ne'er resume life's weary way."
The thought was scarcely whispered when
There came a rustling down the glen,
With surge and breeze and chilling fear,
That pressed upon us dark and near
Rushing, flying, wailing, weeping, -
Mind and Bense in tumult keeping.
Affrighted, Time a glance threw back
Uppn our whilom Jovely track.
Dilated now his eye again,
His brow contract with sudden pain.
His glass he turned with reckless has to,
And let the precious hours run waste.
Upon us crowding 'fast appear ...
The forms of every elder year.
With sorrows laden, filled with crimes.
To Bhadow still the coming times.
Appall'd, Time strode with reckless tread.
Avoiding this pursuing dread
Away from life and out of being.
From his fated children fleeing.
Our vale and all delights we left.
Of present joy and bliss bereft;
But Time and I still walk together , ,
In sunrmer and in winter weather;
Our hope is still so fair and fond
To reach the rest that lies beyond.
Burned to Death.
Orhaha special : . ' Early Thursday
morning an alarm of fire was sounded
from the box at Twenty-second and
Pierce streets, but before the depart
j men t could arrive a little cottage in
tne rear of 1UI Jrierce street was en
veloped in flames. Above the crack
ling flames childish voices were heard.
They were crying for help, butJstraBge
tq say not a handwaa jraisc djto save
them. After the building had been
destroyed and the fire extinguished,
the ruins were examined and it was
found that three children of Lena
Schip, washerwoman, who rented the
cottage, had been burned to a crisp.
The oldest one was only seven years.
The baby's head and skull had been
completely burned off and the remains
of all were horribly mangled, so as to
be entirely unrecognizable. Mrs.
Schip , was deserted by her husband
sol ie time ago and earns her living by
taking in washing. Thursday morning
she kindled a fire and then started
after some clothes for -which she was
to call, leaving her children asleep,
and it was upon her return that she
found her . home and all a niass of
fliimes. The mother of tbe children
made superhuman efforts to get loose
from those who were holding her to
rush into the flames to rescue her
All Over the State,
Mr. and Mrs. George Nutter of
Pella, celebrated their sixteenth wed
ding anniversary last week.
Eugene Secor of Forest City, has
been elected first vice-president ef the
international bee keepers' association.
The gentlemanly hotel proprietors
of Fremont have formed a bash trust,
having put up the price of board to
such a figure that several of the old
bachelor boarders threaten to commit
J erome Baker, a traveling salesman
for Sutcliff Bros., of Cedar Ripids,
has disappeared, and his friends fear
he has been foully dealt with. He
was on ns triP home, but nothing has
Deen neara oi mm since ne was at uar-
roll tf n days ago. His child is dying
and his wile is distracted.
Banner county's commissioners have
decided that the question t bonding
the county in the sum of $10,000 shall
be put to a vote of the people on Janu
, Omaha special : Alfred G. Henry
alias "Nora" Henry of Nebraska City,
was arraigned bafore Judge Dundy at
2:15 p. m., Monday, to receive his
sentence for working greenies through
a matrimonal advertisement. "Heury,"
said the judge grimly, you are no
doubt a public benefactor, as there
are a number of old fools who, are
made a deal wiser by your operation
and you are much wiser, probably.
have no patience anyway with old
suckers who are allured by advertise
ments for marriage. I will therefore
let you off easy this time and give you
a good plaoe to board this winter. J
will fine you $ 50 and costs and sen
tence you to incarceration m the
county jail until March 1 ; then get to
work and do something moie honor
able." Henry promised to do so.
Nebraska special : Sharif f Willman
went to Linceln Monday and re-arrested
Duke W. Simpson, Otoe coun
ty's exreasurer, whose term of four
years in the penitentiarv expired Mon
day. He was brought to this city and
is now in jail. Simpson 'was arrested
on two counts charging him with em
B. F. Ward, an ex-base ball player,
who was j ailed at Fort Madison for
Hurglary, escaped and made a home
run the other night. .
Omaha special: A subscription of
$200 has been taken i p for Mrs.
Schipp, the, mother of the children
who were burned to death the other
day. Mrs. Schipp is recovering grad
ually from the prostration which her
misfortune occasioned. V She has not
yet decided, however, whether to ac
cept the offer of Lew Hill of a house
free until spring, or that of Mr.
Charles Koster to furnish the same.
She thinks, ; however, that she may
avail herself of th opportunity,
especially as her brother has come to
tne city and will live with her.
The second annual meeting of the
blue grass league will be hold at Cres
ton June 8. Twenty five towns be
long to the organization. v
Albert Sey dell, a young man living
near Alliance, met with a painful acci
dent last week. In endeavoring to
take down a loaded gun which was
hanging on the wall the piece was dis
charged, the entire load passing j
through his arm below the elbow,
making a very ugly wound. -
The following notarial commissions
were issued Thursday : Wm. A. Hamp
ton, David City, Butler county ; Eli
Hodgins , Omaha, Douglas county ;
Henry M. Kendry, South Omaha,
Douglas i county ; George Jeffry,
Omaha, Douglas county ; Jason E.
Sparks, Concord, Dixon county; Nel
lie Watts, Grand Island, Hall county;
01. P. Long, O'Niell. Holt county; J.
H. Blakesly, Lomo, Keya Paha county ;
George A. Brooks, Bazile Mills, Knox
county; Frank McCartney, Nebraska
City, Otoe county ; T. P. Young, At
lanta, Phelps county. ' S -
.Killed and Wounded.
Indiaknpous, Ind., Dec. 31. A. frightful
and fatal wreck occurred at Kokomo this
morning, on the Pan Handle railway, one
mile north of the depot. Train Mo. 13,
north-bonnd, ' crashed into No. 1 4, south
bound, while running at about fifty inties
per hour, totally demolishing the engines
and burning the baggage car and coaches
of the south-bound train. The injured
were conflaed to the engine, express and
baggage cars. George Camming, en
gineer of No. 14, was bar led in the wreck
and died Immediately after being extri
cated. Tom McCailough, engineer of No.
13 had his head crushed and cannot live.
Baggagemaster J. Karlin was injured in
the back and head and died soon a.ter be
ing removed. Express Messenger Giant
undThomas.Barber were severely though
toot- fatally hurt. A - few -others Were
slightly Injured and a number of ?aesen
gers in the coaches were shaken up, but
many of the passengers were not avak
ened. The cause of the wreck is a mys
Organized Horse Thieves.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 31. What
amounts to a panic exists among the farm
ers of Davidson and adjoining counties of
Middle Tennessee. An organized band of
horse thieves has been operating- here for
several months without let or hindrance.
It ii estimated that within the past six
weeks 230 horses have been stolen and ran
into Kentucky fastnesses, where it is next
to impossible to follow them or the tmeves.
Not one of these animals has been recov
ered or is likely to be. It is supposed the
thieves have a regular underground route
into Cincinnati, where tbe stolen hoiees
are sold. Besides the wild, dangerous and
unsettled section into which tne animals
are first taken, another obstacle in the way
of their recovery is the lack of organized
ttf ,rt to crush the outlaws. A step in tnis
direction Is being tt ken now. General W
H. Jackson of the tamonR Bille Meade
farm. Colonel John Overton and tbe Cock
erills are talking of perfecting a tanners'
association, wMch, with plenty of money
to back it, will employ an adequate and
competent force to route tbe robbers.
Vienna, Dec. 31. 'Influe-zi is increasing
in this city. The board of . health has
ordered the schools to be closed until Jan
uary 7.- The hospitals have become so
crowded that it has been found necessary
to erect a special structure for those suffer
ing from the disease.
A Bis Swindle.
St. Paul, Dec. 30 A Pioneer Press, spe
cial from Bioux Falls, S. D , says: Detec
tives are hunting for Dexter C. Turner,
who, according to the statements of State
Auditor Taylor, is one of the most accom
plished insurance rascals that ever oper
ated in this section of the country. 'Tur
ner," said the state auditor to a reporter.
"came to South Dakota in Jane of this-i
year, representing himself as state agent
for South Dakota of the Citisans' Life asso
ciation of Cherokbe, la. He immediately
proceeded to. organize the state in a sys
tematic manner to solicit life insurance for
his company. Agents were appointed
among the farmers and laboring classes.
The attractive feature of the plan was to
issue a conjoint policy covering both man
and wife and in some in stances the entire
family. Business came pouring in at an
enormous rate, notes or cash being taken
or premiums irom policy holders or any
thing tat could be equet ed from their
customers. When a note was taken it was
sold at whatever figure the local bank was
willir g to pay for it. The company Turner
represented had no authority to do busi
ness in this state from me, nor did Turner
or any of nis agents.have a certificate of
authority issued from my cfiice. The work
has been a fraudulent scheme from its in
ception. The amount of business done is
enormous, and the policies written will
reach a million dollars. 'I have placed the
matter in the hands of the county attor
ney of Davison county, who will .in
stitute proceedings in the United fctates
courts lor the collection "cf the fines
against the company, which aretl,000for
each poJicy written. Half of this amount
will go to the infoimer. I am gathering
evidence every day which goes to prove
that the swindle perpetrated by this Tur
ner is a gigantic one. The country has
been worked thoroughly and his receipts
from his nefarious work, must amount to
many thousand dollars. The notes taken
by him were short time notes and in some
caees where he could not sell them he has
obtained judgment against the parties.
The notes, cf course, are null and void, but
innocent parties held them" to a large
amount and must Buffer. Turner is an old
offender in this line. "-
. Unhung Murderers.
Kfcoxvixjuc, Men4Pe3. 30. At the last
term of the supreme court held here five
of the Barnards were convicted of the mur
der of Henry Sutton and sentenced to be
hanged. The case attracted wide atten
tion, especially as in a few weeks all were
pardoned. A few days ago three of the
Barnards and Bill Fagate, who boasts of
having killed six men,; went to the house
of Sison Wiliiam, father-in-law of the
murdered man, with the intention of kill
ing him. Fortunately he was away. On
his return he fled to the county seat for
protection. The Barnards are camping at
the distillery near Williams' house with
homicidal intent. The county officials are
taking steps to arrest them and this will
certainly lead to a bloody battle. In Han
cock county in the last twenty yeftra over
fifty men have been killed and not ene
London, Jan. 1. The fjoys' section of the
pauper school In the district of Forestdale,
in connection with the Whitecbapel and
Poplar unions, took fire last night while
the inmates we r 3 asleep and and burnel
with terrible result1. JsTwenty-six ot the
boys in the upper stories suffocated. Fifty
eight were safely taken from the burning
building . amid terrible excitement. The
two matrons escaped by sliding down the
water pipes. Several'boys escaped in te
same way. The superintendent repeatedly
rushed through the flames and brought out
a number of tne inmates. There were six
hundred persons In tie institution. The
bodies of those who suffocated were car
ried to the main hall. Which was still pro
fusely deoorattd with- Christmas greet
ings. The fire was caused by an overheat
ed stove in tne female department, in
which were 200 girls. v The boys retired
last evening in the highest spirits, having
been promised presents and a New YearV
fete today, s The scenes in the main hall
where the bodies of the dead boys iie were
harrowing. , The relatives and school fel
lows of those who perished were loud in
A Ripe Old Age.
Mddkton. Mass., Jan. 1. Charles King,
probably the eldest man in New England,
who will be 1(9 years old January 15, cele
brated the new year by a family gathering.
forty of his descendants being present. Mr.
htng was born near uaebeo and was toe
last of a family of ten sons, one of whom
reached the age of : 110. He has a good
memory and is in good health, except that
be is troubled s mewjat with asthma.
An Awiul Tragedy.
Minneapolis, Minn.,1 Jan." 1.. A Merrill,
Wis., special to the Tribune gives an ac
count of a terrible New Year's tragedy and
as the result of which' David Saivie, a well
known saloonkeeper i was killed,., Robert
Truax, chief of police fatally wounded,
and Frank Holis, night watchman, danger
ously wounded, by George Handier, - a
drunken, . dissolute ! character. Handler
had been refused aredit in Sarvis' estab
lishment and came in early this morning.
Alter several drinks and paying for them,
he whipped : out- a iwVfclver and shot Sarvis
in the back, killing him - almost instantly.
Chief of Police Truax attempted to arrest
him and was shot through the lungs and is
not expected to live. Holtz was thot in Ihe
shoulder and aim. Henuler held the
crowd at bay for-a white and when at
tempting to escape stumbled and dropped
his revolver. He was immediately pounced
upon by the crowd and taken to jail. He
will probably be lynched.
The Dressed Meat Committee. -Nw
Yosk, Dec 30. Senator Test's com
mittee op dressed meat met here this
morning. A number of large dealers in
export cattle were present. One of these,
T. Eastman, said the interstate law had
taken away the stimulus to the cattle
trade. To evade the law certain car com
panies divided their mileage with the
shippers, thereby virtually eutting the
rate.' The exports of cattle this year have
increased 40,000 head and a large increase
may be expected next year.
-Bernard Beinecke, a dealer in cattle and
canned meats, said he. buys cattle in Chi
cago and pays the highest price for his
purchases. He would not nay the meat
was the best in the market. He said every
part of the cattle was utilized, including
the b'ood. hoots, etc.. The net profit on a
beef was about $4.95. . -.
Wiillam Octman said he was doing bust
ness at a loss now. He averages a profit.
however, the year around of one-half of
a cent a pound. . He buys . stock from
Henry aiha said the best meat came
from the west. X astern meat was classed
as second and thud rata The witness had
been in the business twenty .years and
never received any benefit from any rail
road or car company which he patronized.
Tbe Negro Exodus.
Topbxa, Kan.. Deo. 33. D. P. Garrett of
the oolored colony of Oklahoma arrived
day, and states there are fully 4,000 a
ored people in Oklahoma, and that colon
zation work will be pushed in all the cities
of the west. Colonel Mason of Mississippi
has been here two weeks advocating the
purchase of the Cherokee strip for settle
ment by the colored race. Several promi
nent negroes in this city are moving in
that direction and will ask- .President Har
rison to appoint a commission of colored
men to negotiate with the Cherokees for
the purchase of the strip for homestead
settlement for their owmrace exclusively.
This proposition is founded on information
that the Iodians are willing to have the
colered people settle on the strip. It is
urged that Btrong and united effort be
made to this end and the Afro-American
league which meets shortly in Chicago
will be requested to tak the subject under
The Scheme Failed to Work.
Butt, Mont., Dec. 28. W. A. Clark, one
of the wealthiest men in the city, a few
lays ago received a letter signed by "nine
teen desperate and determined men," de
manding that he have ready for them De
cember 24. 400,0u0, and adding that failure
to do so would result in death. Tuesday
afternoon George Stackpale, nineteen
years old, a tougn, called for the package
and was locked up. He esyn he was paid
by an unknown man to carry the note, but
it is believed he is implicated in the
scheme, if not the originator.
Snow and Cold "Weather.
Duxuth, Minn., Deo. 30. Snow began
falling at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
and continued throughout the night with a
severe blizzard, doing much damage to
plate gla&i windows, awnings, eta Second
street is badly blockaded. Street cars are
moving, but with much difficulty. This is
the heaviest snow fall of the season. AH
trains are delayed by drifts six feet deep in
many places. Today was clear and cold
with the promise of a cold wave by
The TartlT Icusue.
Washington, Dec. 30. The committee on
ways and means is hearing again toe same
old etories it has heard so often concern
ing the necessity of protection for the in
dustries of this country, but in its hear
ings so far has not learned one new fact or
obtained a single new idea The result is
only to demonstrate how decidedly riht
General Hancock was In del oing the tariff
tobeal-cal itsue. The same men have
appeared and have made the same p eches
they ms.de two and four and eight and
twelve years ago and the committee will
report tbe same bill that as reported by
the republican minority at the last session
of congress, ieeyivg up tbe system of pro
tection on atl ariloie tur ngar and redu
rug the rtTenues from $40,MH,ttO to S5o,
(4XI.0C0 by taking tbe duty off that and re
moving the Internal revenue tuxes from
tcbacco, fruit, brancif s and alcohol vs4d
in the arts. An attempt will be ruae to
pass what is known a the "Hew lit admin
istrative till," a reorganiz ifcon of the cus
tom service, and the "Alarici bii." to pre
vent undervaluations in the appral-ement
of merchandise, neither cf tucm biing
Twenty -Two Injured. ' . .
Havanna, Deo. 3 ). Last evening thou
sands of pe pie assembled on the grounds
of the club almendares to witness th fire
men's exhibition, tbe object of which vcai
to raise funds for the fire department. A
two-story wooden building had been erect
ed, m, hicn was to be set on fiie. Af 'er the
torch had been a.jplted and tbe flraea
hai. taken their places in the d) I. rent
parts ot the horning Kt ucture, it was dis
covered that the water supply prepared
had been tamoered with by som mis
creant . The firemen emerged from the
building as quickly an poesib'e, some being
compelled to tnrow themselves from the
root. Twenty-two were injured, three
Great Damage Done.
Kansas Cot, Dec. 30. A violent wind
storm prevailed in Kansas and Missouri
yesterday, accompanied by a flurry of snow
early in the morning, and a decided drop
in the temperature. At Macon, Mo. , fences
were leveled to the ground. Several out
houses at Abilene, Kan., were blown down
and barns at Wicbia were demolished.
The greatest damage was done to crops.
Winter wheat had been force by recent
mild weather to an acv.nced state of de
velopment. The severe cold it is feared.
killed the crops, thus causing considerable
A Strike Inaugurated.'
Tebbe Haute, Ind., Dec. 3'. The . strike
on the ifiansviiJe Terre iiaute and
EvansvPle & Indianapolis, both in the
Mackey system, paralysed freight traffic on
those roads today. Master of Transporta
tion Hurd, who recently came iff the
Wabash at Decatur, issued a circular t-at
trainmen who loitered about saloons wotud
be ditchaiged. Sines then tight conduc
tors have been relieved wituout charges
being preferred. This moriiing a commit
tt e from the firemen, engineers, conduo
tors, braeneu acd switchmen, sentau.es-
page to Mac.ey asKlng that the men be- re
instated until charges were preferred
against them and that Hurd besusp-nded
pending an Investigation of the charges
against him. Mackey declined and the
men are out. Tne men say it In the pur
pose to get rid of the conductors who be
long, to the brotherhood organisation.
There is every indication tonight of a
Eight Persons Injured.
jphouadePEIA, Dec. JSight persons
were injured and shaken up by the derail
ing of a car en the Philadelphia A Beading
railroad at ighteenth street and Penn
sylvania avenue last night. The train was
going very slow out Pennsylvania avenue
when the rear axie of the last car broke.
which threw it over on its 'side. The car
was dragged a short distance before the
train was stopped. The injured are Mary
. Brighton, Beading, Pa; Mrs. Bohmer
and chud, Lebanon; Jura Swan, Bridge
port: Alice Richmond,' BiJa Pa vis and Kate
Davis, Philadelphia The injured were re
moved to a hospital and haa their Injuries
dressed, after which they left tr their
homes. Had the train been moving at a
rapid speed there would undoubtedly have
been a great loss of life.
Congressmen Want Clerks.
' Washington, Jan. 1. It is understood
that the houee committee on accounts will
shortly report a bill providing a clerk for
every member of the house of representa
tives. At present it is only the 'chairman
of a committee who is provided with a
clerk, and even then there is not a clerk
for every chairman, there being only
thirty-nine clerks for fifty -six committees,
so that in a number of cases one clerk is
assigned to two or erven three committees.
The idea of giving every member a clerk
has bee frequently brought up in the
house and the committees, but hitherto the
accounts committee has invariably been
afraid to report a bill to that end. Mr.
Shaw of Maryland, .who was chairman of
the committee last session, said openly
that he believed every member should
have a clerk, but never permitted his com
mittee to report the bill simply becauee he
deemed it inexpedient. It can not- be de
nied that there are many good reasons for
allowing every member a clerk. No
member can answer the letters sent to
him by his constituents and perform
his duties in the house without having a
clerk, -.very mail brings eah member a
f core of letters asking certain questions,
demanding government publications, re
questing the prosecution of some claim ; in
a word, every voter in the country regards
(nd very properly, too,) his congressman
ts his personal representative and agent at
Washington. Every sensible congressman
recognizes the perfect right that all these
correspondents have to an answer, but is
simply impossible for them to be present
at te sessions of the house and at the
same time fulfill the wishes of their con
stituents. They find it necessary to hire
clerks. It is not fair to ask them to pay
these clerks out of their own meagre salary
for work done solely for their constituents.
The clerk is working for the constituents
and it is only right aad just that the Con
stituents should pay the clerk hire. The
accounts committee takes this equitable
view of the matter and is. willing to pro
vide clerks. It will encounter ti.e savaare
opposition of the cheese parers like Mr,
Hoiman, but the common sense of the
house wid rise superior to that.
Five Thousand Afflicted.
Toledo, O., Dec. 30. Fully 5,000 persons
In this . city are victims - of la grippe.
Nearly the entire number have been
seised with the disease during the past
twenty-four hours. The malady is rapidly
spreading. Almost the entire regular
force of the CommjrMal composing room
are prostrated, one -ter falling from his
stool and having conveyed to his
home in a carria
Alas Brazil, Brazil!
0 obto, Deo. 29. Dom Pedro has re
ceived many telegrams of condolence on
the death of his wife. Among them was
one from Qaeen Victoria When it became
evident that the end wan rapidly approach
ing the ex-empress was advised to sum
mon her confessor. Although in great
agony she replied: 'Yes, but we must
await the emperor. He will give instruc
tions." Her last words were: I regret
that my children and grandchildren are
not around me, that I might bless them for
ie last time. Alas Brazil, Brazil, that
beautiful country ! I cannot return there!"
Dura Pedro rose early this morning and
attended mass. He was greatly dejected
and s weak that bi doctors were obliged
totiupport him. Much anxiety is felt tor
when Dom Pedro arrived beside his dead
wife he knelt and kissed her forehead. He
appeared unable to move and did not
speak tor twenty minutes. Then he said:
1 huve experienced tne most bitter trial
God could have inflicted upon me. Her
faithful and afftcuona'.e companionship
has sustained me lor f orty-tix years. God's
wii be done."
Then noticing his wife's eyes were still
open he .'ot command ox tiimseiz ana ex
claimed: "Is it possible those dear, kind
eyes will never again brighien when they
Having closed the eyelids he reverently
biased them. He then a-ked to be alone
and so remained for a long time, after
which be became calm and. aked that all
be kept quiet until the Lisbon fetes were
ended. Tne news had, however, already
born sent everywhere.
Later in the evening om fearo sent ais-
patches announcing the death of his wife
to various monarens. The Brazilian minis
ter has notified the provisional govern
ment in Brazil of the death of the ex
empress. Today the body was embalmed ana
transferred to the Chapelle Ardente. The
interment will be in the Pantheon.
THE BUBS IAN ABMT.
St. PaTBBSBuar, Dec. 30. Many e ffioers ol
the Busian army suspected of sympathy
with the revolutionary party have been ar
rested. General Van Noski, minister of
war, recently proposed tnat only members
of nubie families should be made om sera of
tbe army. The czar hai rejected the propo
Willi POSTPONE ACTION. -
London, Deo. 30. Ic Is stated that Lord
Salisbury has assented to Portugal's re
quest for delay in regard to action In tbe
the Africaa matter until the full account
,i Serpa Piato's doing reach L sbon.
LEGIONS OF KIM WCBDS.
London, Bee. 8i. Mr. Gladstone re
ceived 2,0 0- telegrams and 50 ) letters of
congratulation today. The first telegram
received was from the Prince and Princess
of Wales. ,
.;" OF-ICIAIXY DENIED. " u .
Pabil, Dec. 30. The Brazilian legation in
this city has received a dispatch from the
provisional government at Bio de Janeiro
denying that the property of the imperial
family had been confiscated.
A Political Sensation.
Balttmobe. Deo. 30. United States Sena
tor Gorham delivered a speech this after
noon at a meeting of the democratio editors
of the counties of Maryland that proves to
be the largest sized political sensation to
which th publi. has been treated for a
good while. The democr .tic campaign last
fall was conducted practically under the
auspices of the business men's democratio
association. Two. weeks aco that organiza
tion pledged itself to secure the passage
by tne next legislature of the - Australian
election law,-which had been favored and
urged all along by the Crescent club, the
reiorm league, tte Knights of Libor, the
federation ot labor ana other l onticil and
labor organizations. At the editors' meet
ing today . Senator - Gorham inveighed
against the Australian tysiem and said
th t it must not pass. The democratio
party of Maryland had already made too
many concessions to the reformers and to
the repablican party. The Australian sys
tem might operate well enough in Massa
chusetts, he 6aid. where the people were
better educated as a whole, but was not
suited to Maryland, whera there , were so
many uneducated people. The tenor of
his spewob was most emphatically against
a secret ballot.
Mr. Gorman said that two years ago the
legislature passed an electio.. law that
suited the sentimentalists, but which re
sulted in the ruling of one section of the
state southern Maryland) by a people who
never suould be permitted to dominate the
whites. The Australian ballot system had
better be labelled a law to throw the dem
ocratio party out of power. It had been
tried In Boston, Minneapolis and else
where with disastrous results to the demo
crats. After the speech had been delivered Mr.
Gorman arose from his seat again and re
quested every man present to observe
secrecy with reference to anything that
was said or that transpired at the meeting.
The matter leaked out, however, and has
caused the biggest kind of a stir tonight
The plan was to have some country paper
puoiisu an editorial against
system and that tho others
A Great Undertaking.
Wheeijno, W. Va, Deo. 28. In view of
its great Importance as growing out of the
feeling that Inspired the Pan-American
congress and its gigantic proportions as a
railway enterprise, the recently incorpor
ated Columbia railway and navigation
company at li'enmond, Va.,via likely to
prove a sensation in commercial circles.
The following explanation, which is
gained from parties directly interested,
will appear in tomorrow's Wheeling Intel
ligencer: The proposed company is to construct
raiixCRds in- South America,- steamship
lines connecting these railroads with
points in the United States ad incident
ally everything necessary to properly carry
on such business. The company's capital
is to be.tlU',000,000, and Cdptaln'Parsons of
Virginia is at the head ot it. Briefly the
terms of the Columbia railway and naviga
tion company are as follows: To construct
a line of railroad from eore point near the
mouth of the Magdalena river in the United
States of Columbia southwardly along the
eastern flank of the Andes and the head
waters of the Amazon to points in Pezu,
there to connect with the Peruvian and
Argentinian system of railroads. From the
mouth of the Magdalena river steamships
will be run to the southern point of Florida
and New Orleans, from whence will extend
railroad connections to all parts of the
country. The vastness of tne enterprise
contemplated is thus apparent. A conti
nent probably the richest in material re
sourcsB of all the continents in the world,
is to be opened up to tbe purpose of com
merce, immigration and civilization. Its
products and people are to be brought into
eaey communication with the rest of the
world, and best of all, the direct and last
ing benefits of these purposes accrues to
the United States.
Helena, Mont, Jan. 1. The republ'cana
of the senate and house met in joint ses
sion today and ananimou&Jy elected
Colonel W. F. Sanders on the first ballot
for United States senator. For the seoor d
senator the first ballot stood: Mantle 11.
Bickirds 11, Leavitt 3, II. Horh 4, Power 3,
Carpenter 1. The joint session then dix-solv-d
until tomorrow. The democrat io
house and five senators met for a Joint
session, but no quorum was present. The
informal ballots taken for uottm btatoM
senator were in favor of w. A. Clark of
Butte and Martin Maginnisof Helena
Three Persons Killed.
Ashev)e, N. GL, Jan. 1. -A t?rnulo
tragedy took place in Mitchell county lu a
drunken row Christmas day and three
men were killed. . Friday Monroe Garland,
a I rother of one of the murdered men,
roue up to a crowd in the same p!aon, tired
into the crowd and killed throe, wounding
Missionaries Massacred by Native a
Pabis, Deo. 30. Intelligence has been re
ceived here from OIk ck, a French settle
ment on Ta jurah bay on the east coast of
Africa, that the French missionaries who
were traveling from Z -ilah to H-rrar un
der an escort of eight guards, were at
tacked by natives and all murdered.
High Priced literature.
Washtnoton, Deo, 3. The North Ameri
can Be view paid Mr. Blaine and Mr. Glad
stone each 91,200 for the articles that ap
pear in the current number, wbioh is at
the rate of 1120 a page. Tbo ordinary
writers receive .18, 10 or 12.5) a page
from tbii magazine aocording to the valuo
aad character of the contributions. This
is at the rate of from two, tkree, four and
four and one-half cents a word, there be
ing about 300 words to the page, but the
two distinguished gentlemen who con
tribute the article in tho current number
reoeive about 30 cents for every word in
each of their articles. This is as high a
price as has often been paid for pen work,,
but the late Thorndyke Bice onca offered
Bismarck 1 a word and the pope t'-J a
word for all the manuscript they would
furnish tho North American 11 j view.
To Furnish Information.
Buffalo, N. Y., Deo. 29 Sherman & Rog
ers, the local member of the eommitte- of
five appointed recently by the national
civil service reform league to examine into
tbe management of the federal civil ser
vice, today say:
"It was hardly contemplated that any
important action would be take n by tha
committee until the first I art of the com.
lng year. The general scheme ot the
movement," he continued, 2s for the pur
pose of furnishing information of every
Kind tending to show the people the bene
ficial character of civil strvloe reform. We
will certainly find some things which ueed
correction, and expect to find much to at
test the fact that civil service reform I
highly beneficial in its nature to the pub
lic at large. As soon as the people under
stand this, it Is our expectation they will
not allow the movement to he crippled for
means to fcurtaln its station. They will
provide for it the sinews of war."
An Operator's Suit.
Chicago, Deo. 80. Edward L. Randall,
telegraph J perator for tbe Bock IeKnd
railroad art Davenport, la , was active last
summer In organizing a branch of th
Order of Bailway Telegraphers and was
discharged therefor 'and blacklisted.
which prevented him Irom getting work.
elsewhere. He brouaht suit for 'J5,0tt
damages against the road in Kansas City
and on order ot tie court the deposit lout
of the Western Union telegraph dcl-ls
ef this city have been taken. Superin
tendent Tubbs, of the Western Union de
clined to answer the question as to
whether he had refused to employ Randall
on the strength ef the blacklist circular
from the Bock Island road. The attorney
appealed to Judge Tut hi 11 to compel him
to answer and the matter was allowed to
go over until tomorrow to give the attor
neys time to cite anthority In behalf ot
Buried by Falling Walls.
St. Louis, Dec. 30. The academy cf
music, in course oferectlon ou Thlrteenth
street and Washington avenue, fell in a
heap at It :30 this morning, burying sev
eral workmen. Fifty workmen wcra ia
the building at the time. A number ol
them are missing and tho firemen are at
work uearching the ruins. '
Gladstone's Four Score Years.
London, Deo. 2a The eightieth anniver
sary of Gladstone's blrtb absorbed so much
attention as to make of this q uiet Sabbath
a day cf national remembrance. Tele
grams and letters of congratulations and
admiration poured into Uawarden frou.
not only all quarters of England, but liber
ally from all parts of the world. All th
members of the Gladstone family branches
were gathered at Hawarden to greet their
Minneapolis, Dec. 9. The grain re
ceivers' association bas been permanency
organized. ' The object of the association L
mutual protection in the business of hand
ling grain and other property offered for
sale on the Micneapolls market; also Lhn
correction of errors and abuses of what
ever nature. The law provides for the ap
pointment of seven, committees, the mo&t
important of which is that on transporta
tion. This will have charge cf froight
rates, switching charges, demurrage and
all other basinets connected with the rail
roads. THE MAKKETS.
CATTLE Butchers' steers. . 2 50 0'
Cows.... 1 50 (ti-i tf
HOGS Fat 3 SO (,; 5y
Stookers.. 3 00 " f$:i as
SHEEP 3 00 (,$1 03 "
WHEAT No. 2 spring. CO 6
OATS No. 2 10 (,4 13
BYE No. 2 25 57
COilN No. 2, new IS (.i IV
FLAXSEED 1 02 04
POTATOES 18 tf 1I
APPLES perbbl 1 75 (i2 i
HAY P-airie, balk. 5 00 0U
CATTLE........ 3 20 (.? 4 40
Cows 1 80 dti ()
HOGS Fair to heavy 3 W (,t 00
Mixed 3 90 ((4 00
Cm cago. III.
CATTLE Prime steers.,... 3 50
Stookers and feeders. 2 00
HOGS Packing 3 90
SHEEP Natives "3 50
Kansas Crrr, Mo.
CATTLE Corn f ed 2 90 (4 Si
Feeders 1 00 15
HOGS Good to cto aice. ..... 3 S) (4 l'
Mixed 3 60 4 UO
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