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"THERE IS NOTHING WHICH IS HUMAN THAT IS ALIEN TO ME." Terence.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, BATUEDAY, JAN. 25, 1890.
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THE FARMERS' OWH PAPER!
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TnE Alliance has been started as
the official organ of the Nebraska State
Farmers' Alliance. It has already
taken a nigh place among the papers
of the country, and is gaining patron
age which promises to make it a bril
. It will be conducted SOLELY IN
THE 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
The Alliance will be absolutely
FEARLESS AND UNTRAMMELED
in the discussion of all public ques
tions. It accepts no patronage from
railroads or corporations, and its edi
tors have no free passes. NO MONEY
WILL BUY THE OPINIONS OF
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.
We shall advocate the free coinage
f silver the same as gold, and its re
storation to its old time place in our
The issue of all paper money direct
to the people on land 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 all 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.
We appeal to you for support. Give
us your support and we will give you a
Every member of the Alliance, and
every Farmer, should make the suc
cess of ibis paper HIS OWN INDI
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in the North.
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year, invariably in adyam-e; or, Five
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Whence and Whither?
A little crib. A tiny baby. A mother's lull
A gracious ray of sunshine from a bright un
A breath of light and loveliness. A cher
ished hope, a prayer
Dropped down into the present from that
strange, mysterious where?
A cold white stone. A little mound. A
mother's grief aud tears;
A shadow reaching out across the sunshine of
A voice unanswered evermore, an echo of
Gone from the living present to that strange
A Sensation Promised.
Kansa3 City, Mo., Jan. 17. A special to
night from Topeka says : There is serious
trouble in store for members of the Kansas
legislature who have accepted bribes, and
also for those legislative sharpers who
have been bribe criverR. Tonierht it is
learned that a petition is In circulation ask-
ing j urge uutnrie to convene the grand
jury for the purpose of investigating the
acts of membfra c f the last If gislature and
of certain state officers. Over one hun
dred Dmfg have been pe cured, and the
disirict court has full jurisdiction. If the
peti.icn meets the legal r quircmentj a
sec sat ion such as Kansas baa not expe
rienced in years will be the inevitable result.
The State Board of Agriculture.
The state board of agriculture and
delegates met uesday afternoon in the
state university chapel at 4 p. m., with
President Greer in the chair.
Edward Blewttt's resignation a
member of the board was read and ac
cepted. The roll was then called, and as the
names of the counties were called the
delegates arose and gave their namet
and post-office addresses. Chse and
Saline counties sent two delegations
each. N. S. Wright was admitted as
delegate from Pawnee county by virtue
of his office as vice-president of the
county agricultural association, the
death of the president, Samuel Bir
nard, having occurred recently.
President Greer then read Lis annual
The reports of Secretary Furnas ami
and Treasurer Kent were tneii read.
Several other reports were abo nan.
A committee of five ronaistiug of
Messrs. Price, North, Duuham, Lar
son and Diusmore, were appointed to
consider nominations ,fo" m -mbers of
the board. When this motion was
made it was with the condition that
the chairman and a majority of the
members of the committee should . be
residents of county agricultural asso
ciations. The report of the committee ap
pointed to visit the experimental sta
tion and the industrial farm, was re
ferred to a special committed consist
ing of Messrs. Barry, Lee and Chase.
A conference committee on farmers'
institutes was ordered appoiuted.
Following is the secretary's report :
To the president of the Nebraska
State Board of Agriculture: As re
quired by law I herewith submit the
twenty-fourth annua! report of the stc
retary of this board. As at the lst
meeting, I repeat, with your consent,
in matter of warrants issued, I will in
reading and for the momeut, as nmre
satisfactory, epitomize aud classify
expenditures. The detailed list ot
warrants, however, showing amounts
of each, to whom and for what and by
what auchonty issued, accompanies, t.
go into tnw hands of an auditing com
mittee for examination and report.
The total receipts and assets for the
year 1889 were 45,257.02. There h.s
een paid total in premiums $15,523.
70; other expenditures, $21,032.13;
total paid, $36,555 83. Balance on
hand December 31, 1889, $8,701.2 .
Expenditures other than for pre
miums were: ,
Expenditures on grounds, $4,810.65.
Under this head are included lumber,
labor, material of all kinds, building,
hardware, ice, straw, plumbing, fish,
aquariums, painting, repairs, cleaning
grounds, telephone, switcuiog cars,
water power, police and gate keeper's
pay rolls and the like.
Salaries, $8,012.27. This includes
all fixed salaries of president, treasur
er, board of managers and secretary ;
all pay rolls, except police and gate
keepers; all superintendents, judges,
experts, speed starter, speciil police,
clerks, committees per cent paid booth
manager, transportation, botanist, en
tomologist, actual expenses of dele
gates to other state and national asso
ciations, annual membership fees in
national and international associations
and all in the employ of the board.
Printing and advertising, $4,631.72.
This includes printing premium list,
large and small bangers, flyers, dodg
ers, letter heads, postage prepaid and
printed envelope.3 and wrappers for all
officers tor the whole year; official
badges, tickets, diplomas, writing di
plomas, entry books, blinks for all
purposes, tags, stickers, . stationery
supplies, pay and expenses of men on
the road advertising and posting show
bills in and out of the state; railroad
and postal guides and directory,
printed cards, live stock scoro cards,
wrapping paper, twine, shells, etc.
Hotel bills, $752.30. This includes
all hotel bills for the year for the mem
bers of the state board, at annual and
semi-annual meetings, board of mana
gers through tne year, presidents and
delegates to the annual meeting and
guests from other state associations
Express, freights and telegraph... $ 3H2
Postage !37 7o
Insurance , 70 u
L vr? 119 75
Mai ticii.ee f 49 8
Forage 4&J 95
Attraction- 1, UlO
Paid Mrs. J T. ALantor bot.&e Px'.OO
Fines collected for other track .... 149 62
Erroi s corrected and fines remitted 33.0o
All Over the State.
The state fair will remain at Lincoln
five years more, the total valuation of
Lincoln's bid being $165,000. The de
cision was reached on the second bal
lot. Following are the two ballots :
FIB ST BALLOT.
Grand Island 11
LoDg Pine 3
Grand Islani 6
Columbus . 2
A bank is wanted at Rogers.
Five convicts in the Lincoln peni
tentiary were pardoned last year.
The gold excitement at Norden still
continues and a shaft is being sunk as
rapidly as possible.
X mad dog bit two children and a
nnnber of animals at Octavia last
week and was finally killed.
. Hon. J. B. Farnsworth has been ap
pointed county judge of Keya Paha
county, vice-Judge Garber resigned.
T. K. Evan-, a prominent real estate
dealer of Norden, is missing and his
crrdbors are becoming anxious.
The lecture conrse which N was to
have been given by the Beatrice Young
Men' Christian association has been
The Grand Army of the Republic
post ft Nebraska City is making an ef
fort to secure the next annual state
encampment for that city.
A proposition will be submitted to
tho voters of Loup City April 5, to
vote $15 000 bonds oo aid id the con
struction of a ten mile water power
Between 15 000 and 20,000 bushels
of corn is dumped on he ground near
or e.of the Ulyt-ses elevators and is be
ing loaded into cars for shipment as
fast as possible.
The mysterious disappearance of
stamps from the Filley postoffice his
I een accounted for by the finding of a
mouse's nest, in a rubber boot, lined
with the missiuar stamps.
A petition is being circulated at Nor
flf rt questing the Elkhorn road to
place u regular passenger train on the
Creigbton branch to take the place of
the mixed train no iu the service.
The house of Andrew Anderson,
seven miles northwest of Oakland, was
destroyed by fire Saturday morning,
the tanii'y barely escaping with their
lives. Mrs. Anderson, who ran to a
neighbor's for help had both feet
Pensions' issued to Nbraskans:
Orifciual invalid Hugh Ray, David
Oiy; William Schmidt, Norfolk;
Da id dodtr y. Kenesaw. Increase
Henr Hilfickf r. Kearney ; George W.
Babcock, Juniata; George W. Golby,
Iiarab ; Ej-hriam Sleder, Osceola.
Reissue ind increas-e Joseph Mc
Senator Paddock's bill creating two
additional lnd districts in Nebraska,
known as the Broken Bov division,
has passe 1 the senate and will go the
house committee on public land3.
The N braska delegation is receiving a
1-irge number of applications for ap
pointments to the positions to be cre
ated by this bill, but t bey can not of
course give them consideration in ad
vance of the adoption of the 'measure,
as they do not know what will be done
"Wahoo special: Monday morning
about 4 o'clock fire was discovered in
the building of T. O. Angel, situated
on the corner of Fifth s'reet and
Broadway, and occupied by P. T.
Lain as a general store. The lire con
sumed the building and the stock, en
tailing a loss on the building of $2, 000,
with $1,600 insnrat.ee, and the loss on
the stocK is'$12,000, with $10,000 in
surance. "When the county clerk of Banner
county buys a supply of postage
stamps or pays the freight on a pack
age of marriage licenses he goes down
into his own pocket and forks over the
cash, there being no money m the
treasury to draw on. That is one rea
son why the people want to bond the
Bill Connvers and Joe Mathers, liv
ing near Hartwell, have each been
twice m trried, says the Kenesaw Trib
une. The second wife of either is the
daughter ot the other by his first wife.
Each is the other's son-in-law and
father-in-law. They each have chil
dron by their second wives. Each is
the grandfather and brother-in-law of
the other's children. Their children
are related in the double degrees un
cles and aunts and nephews and nieces,
and their wives are step-mother and
step-child to each other.
Dks Moines, la , Jan. 21. This morning a
few changes were made in pairs. It had
ben expected that Evarc would be pres
ent and break the deadlock, but he re
mained paired with Young. The firpt roll
call, the sixty-second so far. resulted in a
tie. Leprom, democrat, received 41; Wil
cox, republican, 41. Two more ballots re
sult d The same w ay. 8ven more ballots
resulted in a tie and after the taking of
the pevnfy-firnt ballot, the house on mo
tion of Hoi'biook adjourned till tomorrow
at 10 a m. The republicans met in caucus
immediately after adjournment.
Des Moises, Jan. 17. The joint caucus of
the republican members of the hous? and
senate met tonight. Every member was
present except three who are sick and they
sent proxies William B. Allison was nom
inated to succeed himself In the United
States senate upon the first ballot. He re
ceived the vote of every member present,
seventy-eight In all. This insures his re
election by a majority of three. When a
committee brought Senator Allison into
the room, after his nomination, he was re
ceived with ringing cheers and applause.
He made a brief speech promising to de
vote his abilities to protecting and caring
for the great industry of the northwest,
agriculture. He cited the revenue, cur
rency and transportation questions as
Death of A. T. Soule.
Bochesteb, N. Y., Jan. 17. Asa T. Soule
died here this evening, aged sixty-five
yeara He was the president of the Hop
Bitters company and was the man who
made that patent medicine famous by ex
tensive advertising. The deceased had
very large interests in western Kansas. He
was the founder of Soule college at Dodge
City and the president and ewner of the
First National bank there. He also owned
more than half of the town of Ingalls,
which became the county seat of Gray
county after a violent strugerle with the
residents of Cimarron. Mr. Soule was
proteably worth 2,000,000.
Washtsoton, Jani 1 Hale, from the cen
sus committee, reported back adversely
the bill to require the superintendent of
the census to ascertain what per centage
of the people own rheir farms, the number
of farms under mortgage and the amount
thereof. . . ,
Among the bills reported and placed on
the calendar was one to increase the ap
propriation for the public building and
pte at Milwaukee to a cost of $2,000,000.
Establishing a customs collecting district
o coiifci.-t of the states of North and South
Dakota. For the removal of the Indian
prisoners In the east (Geronimo's band) to
Ft Sill, Indian Territory.
The He -ate then, jtooK up the bill intro
duced by Butler to provide for the immi
graticn of persons of color from the south
ern states, and Butler addressed the senate.
The bill went over without action.
Teller presented the credentials of Saun
ders and Power as senators-elect from the
state of Montana. They were rel erred to
the committee on privileges and elections
The tenate bill to amend article 13 of the
rules and articles of war (in relation to de
serters was taked from the calendar and
After the executive session the senate
adjourned ti'l Mjnday.
Washington, Jan.; 20. In the senate to
day among the petition presented and re
ferred were the following:
One from the American Federation of
Labor in favor of the Blair educational bill.
In favor of the service pension law to all
surviving soldiers of the late war.
For the repeal of t the limitation on ar
rears of pensions. ?
Fir the free coinage of silver.
For a law to; prohibit speculation in
grain and other farm products.
Among the bills reported from com
mittees and placed on the calendar were
the following: ; ' s
l'o provide for the admission of the state
of Wyoming Into the union.
To provide a temporary government for
ipooner offered a resolution which was
adopted, instructing the Rtcretary of the
interior to Inform the senate whether iti s
true that, the Iuoians within the jurisdic
tion of La Pointe aarency in Wtfcon-in are
in a state of destitution and suffering, and
if so t j suggest aid in the furnibhing of ad
i quute relief..
On motion of Spooner the bill increasing
to 9,(s00,0ti0 the amount of the cost of the
public bulldiagin Milwaukee and appro
priating $)G,Ki0 was passed.
Oa motion of Washburn the bill to con
stitute Minneapolis a sub -port of entry and
rieliverv tn the collection district of Minne
sota was passed.
Pasco then proceeded to address the sen
a' eon the paragraph in the president's
message relating to ; the control of elec
tions. ; .-.Si
Washington, Jan. :21 In the senate to
day Blair presented a memorial of the
board of, missions of the African Methodist
Episcop&i Zioa church of America ' in favor
of the Blair national bill and asked to have
it printed in the record.
Blair also presented numerous other
memorials of the sanae character, ail of
which were laid on the table.
On motion of Frye the bill passed some
days ago authorizing the construction of a
bridge across the Missouri river at a point
between the counties of Douglas and Sarpy
in Nebraska, and the county of Pottawat
tamie in Iowa was recalled in the house
and a motion entered to reconsider the
vote by which it was passed. He explained
that by mistake an amendment had been
omitted forbidding the location of the
bridge within one-third of a mile of any
e xisting structure.
A bill adversely reported on January 16
from the census committee to ascertain
what per centage of the people own their
farms, the number of farms under mort
gage and the amount thereof was taken
from the calendar in order to give Berry of
Wyoming, who introduced the bill, an op
portunity to state the grounds of his oppo
sition to the report, and why the bill
should be passed
Piatt, referring to a statement, made by
Berry as to eastern manufacturers loaning
money to western and southern farmers
at large rates ot interest, took occasion to
say that the idea that eastern manufactur
ers had accumulated large profits and were
loanir g money to the farmers was an en
tire mistake. ' "
Beiry varied somewhat bis original state
ment, and said the truet companies and
corporations in New York and New Eng
land had representatives in all the south
ern and western s ates trying to loan
money to farmers on farm mortgeges.
Hale, chairman of tne census committee,
stated vhere was no nosti'ity on the part o
the committee to the proposed inquiry,
but In every suggestion to enlarge the
tcope of the census the committee was
confronted with the danger ef putting in
men new work as would delay the census,
and instead ot the census being made a
clear, distinct and swiftly taken one.lt
would run over years and years, and the
committee was delirious to prevent that.
Ha e stated that a great and valuable body
of substantia', information on the question
was now beirg obtained by the superin
tend ent of the census.
Reagan argued in favor of the bilL
Vest spoke of the abnormal depression of
the agricultural interests of the country,
as evidenced by the fane that corn is bring
iner now to its producers in Missouri and
Kinsas only from 13 to 14 cents per bushel,
aud wheat trom 40 to 50 cents, while coal
costs theru 29 cents per bushel. The farm
ing community had the conviction that
legislation was largely responsible for the
Spooner argued that mortgagee were not
always a signal of distress; tnac they often
indicated energy and vigor, and an ambi
tious desire to obtain more proper y.
Finally without further discussion the
bill went over without action until to-morrow.
The senate then passed the following:
The senate bill to create the offices of
surveyor general for the states of South
Dakota and North Dakota. The senate
joint resolution granting authority for the
removal of the Apache Indian prisoners
and their families from Alabama to Irt.
Hill to Indian Territory.
After the executive session the senate
Washington, Jan. 16. In the house today
Dorsey of Nebraska Introduced the Knox
bill providing: for a permanent national
bank circulation. Raf erred.
McKimey of Ohio, from the committee on
rules, reported a resolution for the ap
pointment of a committee on the world's
fair, to consist of thirteen members.
Cannon of Illinois, as a minority of the
committee reported a substitute, referring
the matter to the committee on foreign
After considerable wrangling the subject
was laid over until to-morrow. Adjourned.
Washington, Jan 17 n the house Gros
venor of Ohio introduced a bill granting
pensions to ex-soldiers and sailors lnca-
pacitated for the performance of manual
Mills of Texas Introduced a bill to extend
the trade and commerce of the United
States and to provide for a full reciprocity
between the United States and Mexico.
McEinley called up his resolution regard
ing the world's 'air committee:
Resolved, That a select committee of
nine members be appointed to be on the
world's fair committee, to which shall be
referred all matters relating to the pro
posed celebration of the four hundredth
anniversary ot the dipcovery of Amcrica,or
the world's lair oi lsyi.
The resolution was adopted yeas 141,
The nonce then went into committee on
the whole to provide for town site entries
The first section of the bill to authorize
the secretary of the interior to appoint
three commissioners ior each portion or
the public lands settled upon and occupied
as a town site, no more than two of whom
shall be members of the same political or
ganization, whose duty it shall be when
ever called on by any of the occupants of
such town sites, and money for entrance to
such town site furnished, to enter at the
proper land office at the minimum price
the land so settled and occupied, not ex
ceeding one-half section for each town
itte, in trust for the several uses and bene
fit of the occupants thereof, according 'to
sfeeir respective interest.
Baker modified the amendment so as to
provide for the appointment of not more
than five boards to consist of three com
missioners each, and as modified it was
The second section of the bill author
izes the commissioners to do "whatever
may be necessary to execute in good faith
and justice the provisions of this act."
Section S authorizes the secretary of the
interior to prescribe rules and regulation
to govern the commissioners and make It
the duty of the commissioners to deter
mine all controversies arising between
Tarsney offered an amendment provid
ing that when it shall be shown by satis
factory evidence that the claimant was at
noon on the nd of April, issy, a United
S rates marshal, deputy marshal or United
States officer or agent, or was prior to that
date in Oklahama representing himself ns
such an officer, or it is shown that the
claimant entered the territory In vlolatton
ef the president's proclamation, such clai
mant shall not have the right to prove up
or purchase any town sight or Jot
Pending action the committee rose and
the house adjourned until 1 o'clock tomor
row, thus enabling the members to attend
the funeral of W alker Blaine.
Washington, Jan. 20. In the house the
following bills and resolutions were Intro
duced and referred:
By Butterworth Calling! or information
concerning the international conference to
be held in Berlin; also defining options and
futures and imposing a special tax on deal
By Cowles of North Carolina Instructing
the ways and means committee to report a
bill repealing the labor tax.
Stewart of Texas To promote reciproc
ity between tne United States ana Mexico.
Conger of Iowa Authorizing the issue of
treasury notes on deposits of silver bullion.
(Secretary Wmdom's bilL)
Springer A resolution providing that
on Thursday the 23d inst. the clerk shall
call the roll of members. Each shall
indicate his choice for the location of the
world's fair. If no place has received a
majority of all the votes cast, the roll
call shall be repeated until one place re
ceives a majority of the votes cast. The
majority of the votes having been received
the special committee shall report a bill
locating the fair at the place selected,
which bill shall be privileged and 6hail be
considered from day to day until disposed
of. Referred to the special committee.
Kelly of Kansas, by requebt Appropri
ating $160,000 for the erection of a monu
ment to the negro soldiers and sailors of
the late war.
The house then went into committee of
the whole on the Oklahama town site bill.
Action was taken upon several sections
and others were passed over temporarily.
The committee rose and Dunnell, from
the committee on eleventh census, re
ported back the senate bill increasing the
minimum compensation of supervisors of
the census from $500 to $1,000. Passed.
Washington, Jan. 21. A heated debate f
three hours duration on a motion of Mr
Bland to amend the journal of the previous
day resulted in the defeat of the same.
Bills were introduced and referred as
By Funston of Kansas, for the creation of
an agrisultural commission to investigate
the cause of the present depreseed condl
tiod of the agricultural Interest. .
Dorsey of Nebraska, authorizing the sec
retary of the treasury to reduce the re
serve fund. The following is the text, of
the measnre: That the secretary of the
treaeury be hereby authorized to reduce
the reserve fund now held in the treasury
for the redemption of United States notes
to the sum of $-25,100,01 0, and that he
be hereby authorized and directed to apply
the remainder some $75,000,000 to the
payment of the public debt.
The house then resumed in committee of
the whole the consideration of the Okla
homa town site bill, but no progress was
made and the' committee rose and the
house ao j burned.
The World's Fair Committee.
Washington, Jan. 20. The speaker of the
house appointed the woild's fair com
mittee as follows: Messrs. Chandler of
Massachusetts, Hill of Illinois, Bowden of
Virginia, Belden of New York, Frank of
Missouri, Springer of Illinois, Hatch of
Missouri. Wilson of We6t Virginia, and
Fiower of New York. In the location of
the lair the committee stands as follows:
Fr Sr. Louis, Hatch and Frank; for New
York. Bel-en and Flower; for Washington,
Borden and Wilson. Chairman dandier
is s-tlelactory to all contending parties as
are committed to interests to any particu
Liabor Trouble Settled.
- Hatebhiix, Mass., Jan. 23. Three thous
and shoemakers, who have been locked
out for a week, returned to work today,
and the labor difficulties have been settled
to the satisfaction of both the employers
and the employes. The manufacturers
have plenty of work and find It difficult to
secure enorgh help to turn off the goods
fast enough to nil the ciders.
Thrilling Story of a Wreck.
London, Jan. 21. Capt. Goodwin, of the
bark T. L. Sweet, which was wrecked on
the Caroline Islands last April, tells a
thrilling story of adventures with his crew
for seven months amoig savages, navigat
ing 1,000 miles by boatf and canoes until
they reached Panopo, where the ship Morn
ing Star took them to Honolulu, and thence
they came to Stn Francisco. Tne savages
were not hcsiila. Thv found a man
named Cbarl-s Irons, Eng)i6h by birth, who
was left on Poztat Isiand four years ago by
a trading vessel. He is nt w living in u
savsge state, having seven wives and be
irg "piime miniate" of the island. It was
t hrouuh ihe onnrt t fflces of Irons that Cant.
Goodwin and crew were saved. Ihey were
lor g given up for lost, and measures had
Deen taxen to settle his esiaba uy uia neirs.
Snow Everywhere. Iioss of Live
Ooden, Utah, Jan. 19. The snow block
ade on all the roads in this part of the
country continues. No train on the Central
Pacific since Thursday and none on the
Short Line for six days. Twenty-seven re
lief engines sent out from stations on the
Central Paciflo yesterday and today are
stuck in drifts, as are also several of the
patent snow plows. The Central Paciflo
has.ordered a screw snow plow from the
east and even it Is side-tracked at Sher
man. Word comes tonight that there is no
assurance of getting this plow through be
fore June. A special from Reno says the
t?rm ended there last sight, and that half
the cattle and sheep in the etate will per.
ish. Sparks & TInnins, in southern Idaho,
have lost 3,000 head of cattle. Reports
m the Qinnn river section of Idaho say
all stock will die. A train that left here
for San Francisco Friday went out to Reno
and returned to this city tonight. Train
men report the snow in the canons in Ne
vada from thirty to Mxty feet deep. Stock
men In that country tay four-fit is of the
live-stock will perish. No such storm has
been known since the first white man pen
etrated these mountains. Georgo Grayson,
a wealthy stockman of Nevada, is feeding
twenty tons of hay a day and says he will
lose a thousand ot his fed cattle and all on
the outpide. Four hundred west-bound
passengers ire side-tracked at Baker City,
on the Oregon Sh rt Line, waiting the
opening of the blockade. They have now
been accumulating for six days. Ic is
thought the blockade will be raised there
tomorrow or Tuesday. Passenger are get
ting anxions and accommodations arc poor.
Several snow plows are at work from both
ends of the blockades.
Ic la reported that a terrible snow slide
occurred at Red Jacket Saturday, destroy
ing buildings and tee tramways at the
mines. No lives were lost.
A? a sample of the experience of the
railroads with the storm it might be stated
that at Truckee, Cala, hundreds of snow
shovels are working night and day on the
drifts. Five engines undertook to work
there way to Keno,out were only able to go
one mile, when they stopped for ten hours
in a drift. Five engines were sent out to
help them out, but they were doomed to
the same fate. After shoveling snow for
several hours they rere able to back up to
Truckee. west of Truckee it is even worse.
Passengers are held in Blue canon. A
snow plow pushed by five engines has
been thirty six hours going to 1 unnel 13,
about six miles from Truckee. Provisions
stuck in the drifts and cat off are being
carried to them on snow shoes after being
taken by snow plows west from Truckee
as far as possible. Twelve engines and a
snow plow were only able to go two miles
and then stuck fast in the drifts, whioh
seemed to roll back upon them, although
the rotary plows throw the snow fit iy feet
Eastern people on their way to California
are now at Truckee enjoying the California
climate with a vengeance. . A lt ot snow
shovelers who were being paid $2 a day
and board, struck yesterday for $3 50 and
lost their job and are now trying in vain to
get their old jobs back.
S. Jacobs, a line repairer sent west from
Truckee Saturday, nas not been heard
from, and It is feared he has perished lu
the storm. Snow sheds are breaking down,
rendering it dangerous to use the snow
plows, bo that shovels do the work. Eleven
hundred men reinforced the gang in Blue
canon yetterday. On all the lines block
aded the passengers are being cared for at
the expense of the railroad company.
Murdered by Mexicans.
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 19. A. private
letter from Fort Davis states that while
three prospectors and their families were
encamped ner that place they were at
tacked by Mexicans and two of the men
killed. Tke other man, with the women
and children, managed to escape. Toe
murderers plundered the camp, took the
horses and escaped.
The Bricklaj era and Masons.
. Kansas City, Jan. 2L Work In the con
vention of the Bricklayers and Mason,'
International union moves slowly and the
session promises to be a long one. Yester
day a committee chosen to consider the
proposition to establish a beneficiary order,
reported adversely. The report will be
discussed today. The committee on con
stitutional law will also report today.
Yesterday the committee oa review and ap
peals presented a report upholding the
executive board in its action aalnC Mary,
land union No. 1, which was appealed. The
report was endorsed by the convention.
Another Wreck on the U. P.
Ogpen, Utib, Jan. 17. Train No. 1, the
west bound passenger, was ditched yester
day at 9:30 at Hampton, a small station on
the Union Pacific fifty-five miles east of
Ev&nston. The cause of the accident was
a broken lever on the switch target. Tha
train was drawn by two engines, hauling
five cars. The first engine went over all
right, but the tender on the trail ev.gine
lett the track. The sleeper also left the
track, but was not ditched. . A special was
Immediately Bent ou5 from O'den to the
wreck with a number of railroad men and
The rener tram returned to ugaen just
before midnight with tbe Injured. Tneir
bruises were very paint ul and In one or
two instances may result fatally. The In
jured pcrties are all in a t'ullman car.
Oklahoma's Republican Conven
St. Louis, Jau. 19. The Oklahoma repub
lican convention, after a two days' session,
adjourned late last night. A territorial
executive committee was elected to look
after the interests of the party and resolu
tions were adopted endorsing the republi
can national platform and the Ilarrison
admfnistratlon, urgirg the necessity of an
early teriterlal government and extending
a hearty and coidlal welcome to all honest
and Industrious colored men as emigrants
to Oklahoma and pledging to them the
enactment of laws guaranteeing to colored
citizens the ame rights and privileges as
those enjoyed by whites.
Randall Becomes a Church Member.
Washington, Jan. 21. Rev, Dr. Chester,
pastor of the metropolitan Presbyterian
church, Capitol hill, announced to his con
gregation yesterday that Samuel J. Ran-,
dall and Mrs. Randall had been admitted
to the membership of the church. It was
indicated to Dr. Chester that Mr. Randall
desired to join his church and on Tuesday
he went to the houe to admit him to mem.
berehip. Mr. Randall had not yet been
baptized, and Dr. Chester performed the
rites of baptism and he was admitted to
tbe fold, Mrs. Randall has been a member
of the Fresbyterian church and was ad
mitted to Dr. Chester's church by letter.
This action on the part of Mr. Randall his
family say does not indicate that he sees
the approach of death. On the contrary,
he is more cheerful and hopeful than he
has been for many months. He is not as
Impatient to get to work as he was, but he
Is perfectly oorfidet.t of recovery and ex
pects to take his seat in the house before
the work of the session is over. Whatever
anxiety others may feel for him, he does
not join in It
The session of the State Horticul
tural society was called to order Thurs
day by President Taylor.
Flattering reports were given by
each of the district directors.
The president introduced the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted:
In view of the serious ravages of in
sect enemies, we respectfully urge up
on the regents of the univerMty ia
their experimental station work to
make entomology more prominent,
with special attention to such insects
as are injurious to horticulture.
Then followed the election of dis
trict directors which resulted as fol
lows: Southeast, J. M. Russtl. Wy
more; northeast, R. N. Day, leka
mah; central, John A. Hogg, Sheltoo;
southwest, Ueorge w. nagan, ilea
Cloud; northwest, W. F. Jenkins,
Arcadia; western, E. Schrocdei, Lo-
. A short talk on tne management oi
eveogreeus was made by W, l. Harris
of Tecumseh. "Forest Trees for the?
Plains" was discussed by J. A. (luge
of Fairbury. Mr. Gago was ol the
opinion that the cottonwood had about
outlived its usefulness and that in its.
stead catalpa, black locust and ash
should be planted. He thought that
Scotch Pine and red cedar ehoulu bo
used for wind breaks.
A circular letter having been widely
circulated attacking the timber culture
law and representing that, owing to
extreme aridity of the climate of Da
kota and other western states it was
impossible to comply with tho timber
cliiim law, therefore, all owners of tim
ber claims should be allowed to com
mute on payment of $1.25 der ncre.
Mr. Stephens of Crete prepared a re
ply and the Nebraska State Bo rd of
Horticulture passed the annexed r so
lution and directed its legislative c m
mittee to forward copies to the Nebras
ka members of congress:
Whereas, We have heard there was
a disposition among certain of our
western congressmen to encourage tho
repeal of the "timber culture" law, on
the ground that such law is impracti
cable, and that tho difficulties wf suc
cessfully planting timber aro too preat,
we would respectfully urge upon them
that in the experience of practical for
esters of the west, the difficulties oi
raising timber in any portion of the
public domain, east of .the Rocky
mountains, are not insuperable, when
met by painstaking and thorough work
and judicious selection of varieties.
We urge that the timber claim claim
law be allowed to remain in force, need
ing only such judicious amendment" as
shall make its requirements and con
ditiens more in accord with the origin
al intent of the act. ' '
The announcement of the sudden
death of Mr. Samuel Bernard caused
the cessation of all business and the
society adjourned, it being agreed that
the society should meet at Crete for
i's summer meeting.
St. Louis, Jan. 17. Litters received by
M. L. Eagleson, business manager of tho
Oklahoma immigration society in Kanda
from points in North Carolina, ray that
large numbers of the negroes ot that Btat
are going through in wagon this winter to
the new territory. Eagleson says thers are
now about 22.000 negroes In Oklahoma and
by spring there will be at least 50,000.
Merchant and Foremen Tailorn.
Chicago, Jan. 22. At the annual conven.
tion kf the Merchant Tailors National as
sociation President Turner depreciated the
practice of English agents soliciting trade
In this country by promising gooda at f 0
per cent below the trade prloe. Ho also
advooatcd the adoption ot a style of gar
ment based upon tastes thoroughly Ameri
can and breaking away frcm Eoglfoh styles
and ideas. The executive committee rec
ommended the establishment ol a bureau
of information which should publish h
ralng b ok to be a complete directory of
all dead beats in each city.
The Custom Foremen Tailors' association
had a stormy session today and expelled
ex-President George w. Fisher of K'tuitou,
Tex. It i alleged that Flshei endeavored
to injure the association by trying to in
duce delegates .to refuse to take part la
A Bad Collision.
Omaha, Jan. Si. A collislor of suburban
trains on the Belt line division of tho Mis
souri Paciflo occurred about 8 this morning
within the city limits, killing Tom Bojle, a
local politician and J. Schwarick, deputy
county treasurer, was Injured infernally.
J. A. Harvey and a roan named Vm Da
venter ar badly hurt, probably fatally.
8. Frahn and Frank Church had their letrs
broken. Two I rothers named Muzteaff,
nilrod shop boys, are very seriously in
jured, one receiving a fracture of the skull.
Several other passengers were more or less
bruised. Conductor Wm, Shield had an
aim broken and was badiy crushed.
CATTLE Butchers' steers.... $2 00 a S 00
HOGS Fat 3 Of a 3 25
S ockers 3 00 a 8 25
SHEEP 3 00 a8 05
WHEAT No. 2 spring 60 a 65
OATS N. 2.... 12a 16
RYE-No. 2 25 a 27
CORN No. 2, new 17 a 18
POTATOES 18 a 2
APPLES Per bbl 1 75 a 2 15
HAY Prairie, bulk 3 60 a 4 50
cattle..;.;..;:....... ts 20 a 4 40
Cows... 1 60a2 00
HOGS Fa4r to heavy 3 RO a 3 75
Mixed 3 25 a 3 50
CATTLE Prime steers $3 30 a 4 80
Stock ers and feeders 1 90 a 3 15
HOGS Packing 1 50 a 3 75
SHEEP Natives 3 60 a 5 80
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Kansas Citt, Mo.
CATTLE Corn fed .....92 SO a 3 00
Feeders 1 60 a 2 SO
HOGS-Good to choice ........ 65 a 3 75
Mixed 3 55 a 3.60
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