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"THERE IS NOTHING WHICH IS HUMAN THAT IS ALIEN TO ME." Terence.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1890.
Notice to Subscribers.
As the eMtest and cheapest neias of noti
firing subscribers of the date of their expira
tions we will mark this notice with u blue or
fred pencil, oc the date at which their sub
scription erjrtres. We will send the paper
two weeks after expiration. If cot renewed
ay that time it will be discontinued.
There are Sons of Toil.
BY VEXIER VOLDO.
Th?5"e iffro sons of toil for whose poor sakes
the old eun hardly shines,
MttiroeQ and wasted and worn away at their
cattle work in mines.
Bet the Century is shocked and shamed at
sight of waste and crime, ,
And-seorn of men for a monster born lo the
1 measure of our time. -'"
And hateful ness of the blind mad beast is
less in the wide world's store,
But fire of the liviDg-jewel of love is a-sparkle
more and more. .
And less and lees is the black night's dark
- and more is the rose of day,
Kindlier, juster and nobler now, the van that
leads the way.
Stars have risen and set, but the light of the
freed mind is our star,
Lincoln, Gladstone and Emerson, Hugo and
Pilots not of purple twilight, heralds of the
For Truth shall yet be uppermost and Justice
shall be done! . t
And Forward ! Forward ! cry aloud ! for the
People's age has come,
The noble discontent of men refusing to be
dumb! : -Kingsonce
owned the State, and its Soy was
a royal jest ani fling:
The Kingdom of Iligbt has come to reign, the
- People now own t he King I
And "myfLord" is equal with hie kind, if "my
Lord" be as tried and true:
The rank of man emblazons the shield of the
Good he dares to do.
Kingsof Honor! these are Kings! this the
first kingdom of earth's sands:
Yea, Verily, earth's proper "Lords" are the
"Lords of their own hands." ; '
So, hold not the Onward Present, "fatal
daughter of the Past,"
Evolution I not Reversion ! Man, the victory
Ho! Mr. Small Townsman!
L. C. HUBBARD IN FARMERS' VOICE.
It is to you, Mr Storekeeper, Mr.
Harness-maker, Mr. Blacksmith aud
others of your class to whom we would
You men who live and do business in
towns of from 500 to 5,000 inhabitants.
Are you as well off as you were one year
ago? two years ago? three years ago?
e don't believe you are.
If, as a class you are with each twelve
month gradually waxing richer, then a
lot of shrewd men who claim to be well
informed as to your situation have been
telling us colossal ribs. "
Keen-eyed traveling men who have
wratched you with care for twenty years
because they sold you goods and made
a living off from you, do positively de
clare that nine out of ten of your class
would gladly sell out for 75 cents on a
dollar of the actual cost of your plant,
stock and fixtures.
If this be the case then you are cer
tainly in a bad way and had best begin to
study the near and remote causes for
this slump of your financial prosperity.
Rich city people who are making from
ten thousand to ten million dollars
per year under the present order of
things, are prone to accuse the farmers
of sloth, bad management and lack of
economy, and thus glibly and cheaply
t account for their present deplorable
condition. - -
Will you submissively accept the
same reason for your decline in pros
perity? We think not, for it is no more
true in your case than it is m the case
of the farmer.
Furthermore we do declare that if you
will carefully note the particular time
at which the farmers in Your neighbor
hood began to go down hill financially,
you have then found the exact period
when your own decadence began. The
fact is, just so long as you do business
in a town that is largely dependent on
the farmer trade for support, your in
terests ana inose oi your tanner cus
tomers will be one and identical.
As they flourish so will you flourish,
and if they slowly slide down hill into
scrimping poverty, De very sure, my
Inena, that you will soon follow them
over precisely the same road.
The problem is so simple that no in
tricate course of reasoning is required
to solve it.
For instance: If in the immediate
vicinity of your town sixty per cent of
the farmers are mortgaged, and by the
by this is a very low estimate for the
Mississippi Valley at large when these
are the figures for the rich agricultural
State of Michigan, then what follows?
We will say that these farmers raise
bountiful crops, and if they were not in
debt the proceeds for the same would be
largely spent in your stores that is to
say the more money the farmer receives
in the course of the year the more he
will naturally trade with you.
That is a plain proposition, we think.
for it has always been true in past when
when the farmer was enjojnng flush times
and certainly will be so in the future
when the Independent Party brings
those bounteous days back again.
To get down to the arithmetic of the
Let us say that wheat and corn are re
spectively $1.00 and 40 cents a bushel
m Chicago anu oc. .uouis, out your
1 railway charges thirty cents per bushel
for wheat and twenty for corn to haul
them to market.
That is to say the traffic is taxed all
it will near in oruer to pay interest on
stock that has been watered ten fold,
and the money goes to Eastern and for
eign cities to fill the already overflowing
cotters oi millionaire railway plutocrats
Now, if the government owned these
same railways the freight charges would
not be one-tenth wo at they are now.
So you see a little figuring as to grain
and cattle shipments from your town
will shorr you now much cash . is annu
ally filched from your section through
the means of exorbitant traffic charges,
the most of which under juster condi
tions would naturally find its way into
your tills. .
But as matters stand now the railway
robbery is a secondary steal in order of
magnitude, the first being the immorta
interest-devouring Mortgage Vampire
This God-defying creature is not only
a grasping dui aiso a capricious aemon,
his exactions from his debtor farmer
slave are not fixed and stable, for some
years the farmer in consequence of low
E rices must give a double amount of la
or in order to pay his stated interest.
This is terrible, a most shameful in
justice, but the luxurious absorbers of
the fruits of iron toil do not think so
and give it not a thought.
At the same time this is onto an inci
dental wrong tacked ontolhe fundamen
tal crime which is as follows:
Through the workings of the Pluto
cratic usury scheme two-thirds of all
the produce of our Mississippi Valley
armer is carted far awav from home
and sold for the benefit of a choice as
sortment of foreign and native loan and
investment sharks, banking Shylocks
and other predatory drones who live in
ldlness off from the fat of the land while
he producers of all these good things
It is Ireland over again where the
chartered thief alien landlord gets it all,
while peasants who dig the wealth out
of the ground are reduced to beggary.
If the usury bandits get two-thirds of
the farmer's crop why, it follows that
there will be only one-third left for him
to support his family, and sustain the
business of Mr. Townsman whose pros
perity is dependent upon that of the
agricultural toiler. '
lo boil down -out proposition still
Will net your town's trade flourish
better if the farmer has the spending of
all the money received from his crop,
than when he is compelled to give
two-thirds of his cash to an alien loan
Mr. Storekeeper please cipher on this
sum awhile and see what you think about
The farmer's 'interests and your own
If his prosperity fades out yours will
Hence, it is that every intelligent
townsman, lawyer, doctor, merchant
and editor should throw his political
fortunes m with the farmer.
Join the coming independent party
which will demand $50 per capita in
circulation, government loans on land
at 2 percent and government ownership
Ihe financial salvation of every small
townsman and farmer in the land is
wrapped up in this issue and now is
the time to join your forces as wise and
patriotic men -should.
Resolutions Adopted -by the Madison Co.
Farmers' Alliance at Throckmorton
School House June 7th, 1890. -
Whereas, W e the producers of Neb.,
in Co. convention assembled, believing
a change in our law makers and laws to
be absolutely essential to the liberty and
independence of the masses of our citi
zens, more especially the producers.
Therefore be it
Resolved, That we pledge ourselves to
support no man for any legislative or
congressional office who is not a mem
ber of our order, or known by his con
stituents to be faithful to the cause of
That we charge the free pass system
as detrimental to the best interests of
our country, used oy designing politi
cians to influence voters to support
them in their infamous schemes of ag
grandizement,' and we do hereby de
mand that such laws be enacted as shall
prevent the issuing of and receiving the
We demand -of our legislature a law
giving the .mortgagor an equal right
with the mortgagee to choose arbitra
tors in establishing the value of all pro
perty upon which mortgage foreclos
ures are made, and that the mortgagee
shall pay the full .appraised cash value
for all property so sold.
Inat we favor a free coinage of sil
That we demand that the legal rate
of interest be 6 per cent per annum with
a penalty forfeiting both principal and
interest tor violation of law.
That we favor a redemption lawgiv
ing five years to redeem all lands sold
under foreclosure of farm -mortgage.
That we favor a law compelling each
incorporated ity which sells liquor un
der the license law to pay for the prose
cution of all persons charged with crime
who are in the least intoxieated at the
time of eommittinsr the crime.
W Forsaith, Pres., S. E. Hale,
Meeting of the Nuckolls County Alliance.
Editor Alliances The Nuckolls Co.
Alliance held its June meeting at the
Opera Hall Saturday, June 7. There
were 22 Alliances represented by 73
delegates. The total membership as
reported is 859. There was a large
audience and much enthusiasm. The
meeting endorsed the eall for an Inde
pendent Mate convention, and were
unanimous in demanding that only pure
and honest farmers represent the peo
ple, and if such are placed in nomina
tion Nuckolls county will be found in
the frout rank with a good round ma
jority in their favor,
J. M. Bird,
Sec. Co. Alliance.
From The Nationalist.
Nationalism and Personal Liberty.
That nationalism will give the death
blow to personal liberty seems to be a
wide-spread delusion and furnishes the
chief argument of its opponents. This
class 01 thinkers evidently believe that
the advocates of nationalism are advo
cates of universal slaverv, whereas the
champions 01 that system believe that
personal liberty wrould, by its means, be
augmented rather than curtailed; and
to see and understand its ultimate re
sults, this is an evident fact.
Personal liberty, as understood and
advocated by Jefferson, was true de
mocracj and in its day suitable to the
requirements of society; but with the
ereat changes that have taken Dlace
during the last century in our social
1 - .1 A. ll J 1 1
auu muusu wi sysiem, mis meory, wnen
applied to our present conditions, ap
pears ridiculous. Whoever tries to re
concile the two is liable to find himself
the laughing-stock of the clear-headed
advocates 01 liberty.
The difference between . the state of
society at that time and the present is
so great that the idea of supposing that
a principle which was applicable to the
then state of society would be adequate
to our modern conditions annears ab
surd. The economist who claims that
our discontent is due to the fact
that the ideas of Jefferson have been
deviated from, makes a great mistake
It is obvious that conditions have pro
Fill iviih signatures and mail to TIte Farmers Alliance, Lincoln, Nebraska.
And Popular Call for a Peoples' Independent State (invention.
We the undersigned, citizens of the State of Nebraska; hereby declare our adhesion to the following fundamen
tal principles, and demand that they be enacted into law, viz:
Our financial system should be reformed by the restoration of silver to its old time place in our currency and its
free and unlimited coinage on an equality with gold, and by the increase of our money circulation until it reaches the
sum of $50 per capita; and all paper issues necessary to secure that amount should be made by the government alone,
and be full legal tender for all debts public and private. ; ; r; f . , , 1 .
, That land monopoly should be abolished either by limitation of ownership or graduated taxation of excessive
holdings' so that all the competent should have an opportunity to labor, secure homes and become good citizens; and
alien ownership should be prohibited . -,; -V r;'Jr : . -
That the railroad system, as at present managed, is a system of spoliation and robbery, and that its enormous
bonded debt at fictitious valuations is absorbing the substance of . the people in the interest of , millionaires; that the
general government should own and operate the railroads and telegraph, and furnish transportation at cost, the same
as mail facilities are now furnished; and that our legislature shall enact a freight rate law which shall fix rates no
higher than those now in force in Iowa. ' ' "
Wre demand that our state and national systems of taxation shall be so adjusted that our laboring interests will
be fostered, and wealth bear its just burdens, instead of our fanners, laborers, merchants and mechanics being com
pelled to pay, as at present, by far the largest portion of public expense. ; '
We further declare that the political machinery in thistate has been controlled by the corporate power for the
plunder of the people and. the enrichment of itself, and we have entirely lost confidence in the efficacy of that ma
'chinery for the enactment of just and the repeal of unjust laws.. ; ' i
We therefore hereby give our voice for the call of a People's Independent State Convention, to nominate pure
and honorable men for the different state offices on the principles named above; and we hereby pledge ourselves, if
pure and honorable men are so selected, to vote and work for their election.
And we hereby invite all men, without regard to past or present political affiliations, to join us in this our effort
ior pure government, for relief from the shackles of party politics and the domination of corporate power in our public
affairs. '."'.-. '"' . ; :. -'V-fc ..v- . ,
And we hereby request the Secretary of the State Farmers' Alliance, and the Secretary of the State Assembly of
the Knights of Labor to select two men who shall fix a just ratio of representation and a properdate, issue a call, obtain
a hall, and make all needed arrangements for holding said convention.'
.OrCopies of the above call for circulation, can be had by Addressing Peoples'
. Lincoln, Nebraska.
gressed while the laws of Jefferson
have remained the same. It is of no
use to try to "put new wine into old
bottles," to oppose progress because it
necessitates a departure from the max-
-a -v t
ims laid down oy an eminent econo
mist of a century ago. The ideas which
met the requirements of those times
are utterly unsuitable to our times, af
ter a century's remarkable revolution
in social and industrial conditions. As
well might it be claimed that the best
way to make the journey from Monti-
cello to Philadelphia is to "horse back,"
or the most convenient way of baking
brown bread is by - the use of the old
brick oven, as that the best laws for us
are those of our great-grandf athers.
Indeed to us it does seem a settled fact
that not until we make a change of sys
tem to suit the requirements 01 our al
tered conditions will it be possible to
enjoy that liberty which was so dear to
the author of the Declaration of .Inde
pendence. There were no great manuiacturing
cities in those days no large towns ex
cept a few' ; centres of foreign trade;
there were but a few small villages
where the coarse products of a rude
manufactory were exchanged. The
people were mostly farmers and de
pended upon that pursuit for subsist
ence. There were no telegraphs or
telephones; no railroad connections be
tween the different sections of the coun
try. : There was no steam engine with
its marvellous achievements. There
were no great capitalists fattening on
the productions of thousands of labor
ers whose very existence depended
upon the will of their masters; no ,great
chartered corporations which, by the
conditions of the men they employed,
held a rod over them as unrelenting as
the lash of the .southern planter over
his slave. In short, the little farms of
those days were worlds of themselves,
raising nearly all the necessaries of the
owner; .combining the hemp-field, the
woollen -faetory and the mill; and re
quarincT'Or even admitting, in the rude
development of industry, but little -eon1
nection with the outside world.
It is obvious that, in such a state of
society, "that would be the; best gov
ernment which governed least;" that
the people's liberties would be best
guaranteed under individualism; and
tnax "eeniraiizaxion" mignc wen oe
feared, beeause it would place the seat
of power far out of the reach of the
knowledge of the governed. A law or
constitution robbing the farmers of
their most cherished liberties might be
put in force before the scattering sub
jects ever heard of it.
But look at our condition to-day.
There is no more time or space between
the Atlantic and the Pacific, Dakota
and Texas, than in those days between
neighbor and neighbor. Personal lib
erty has produced capitalists who hold
the destinies of thousands of their fel
low-men in the hollow of their hands.
We have been reduced to a system of
man depending upon man for his sub-
sistence; and not one of the masses can
assert his rights to liberty without jeop
ardizing his means of subsistence.
Every one is dependent upon some one
else. The merchant upon his patrons.
the editor upon his readers, but more
directly and slavishly the laborer upon
his employer. And unless these sacri
fice their liberty to the flattery of the
masters, they know they are liable to
be driven from their homes, their
friends, and the environments of their
earlier years. And this wretched state
of society Is lost sight of in our eager
ness to protect the "personal liberty"
of some fortunate or unscrupulous little
king, who has succeeded in establish
ing his kingdom upon the misfortunes
of nis fellow-men
Our government seems to have fallen
a victtm to these false teachers. When
a man or company of men applies for a
charter by which it virtually becomes
the owner of those whom it employs,
we hear nothing about centralization;
but when these slaves ask the govern
ment for protection against the money
kings or corporations it has chartered,
a wail of indignation is Tieard -liberty is
We have reached that amusing but
ridiculous state of politics where slavery
is upheld in the sacred name of free
dom. This liberty of ours must be pro
tected, though is fastens the shackles on
ten thousand others, and these, if they
complain, are to be pacified with the
shallow : reply: "You have the same
right. You have the same privilege of
amassing your millions. Every man
has been guaranteed his liberty in this
country, even to the extent of rising to
a position of tutelege over the lives of
his fellow-men. Then why this com
motion? WThy groan under this blessed
system ? Be still ; practice econ omy
and prosper." '
Are we saying too much when we af
firm that personal liberty can never be
enjoyed under our present social or
ganization? Is it not evident that this
liberty, so much prized by all," , can
never be secured to all until our condi
tions are changed; until the means, of
subsistence are placed in the hands of
all; until our social system is sundered
from the selfishness of private gain and
the possibility of manipulation by capi
talists; until co-operation becomes re
cognized as the supreme law; of the so
cial state? HENitr S. Griffith: ,
The "Wheat Crop.
WABHXKOTWff, June 15. The weekly
weather crop bulletin say e: The weather
has been favorable for growing crops In
the northwest the past week. The condi
tion of wheat is reported as excellent in
South Dakota and northern Nebraska and
has been much improved by recent raine
in Nrth Dakota while In southern Ne
braska the wheat crop is in poor condition.
Iowa reports all crops improved, the wheat
acreage incieasec, and prospects better
than ourlng the past three years. Harvest
ing of wheat is in progress in southern
Kansas, with a fair crop. : - '
In northern Illinois wheat Is reported in
good condition. In the central portion
the crop is poor. Minnesota reports the
wheat crop in very good condiaon, with a
large Increase in the acreage. The crap
was slightly injured in some sections by
heavy rains and rust has appeared in some
localities. .. -
Ijet the Government Recom pen sate.
Ft. Dodoe, la., June 15. The Des Moines
river laad case was decided by Judge
Shlras yesterday. The opinion filed dis
misses the case of the government against
the Elver Land company and confirms the
company's title to every old section of
land for five mlleB'on either side of the
Des Moines river in the state of Iowa.
Much of the land has been sold to settlers
by the company on warranty deeds and
they will not be disturbed. Seven hun
dred settlers who through mistake got
their patents from the land office and who
occupy 200,000 acres must move off.
Trouble is expected.
leaned the Call.
Chicago, June 18. The Daily News'
special says Governor Flfer today issued a
call for a special session of the state legis
lature, to be convened July 23, to submit
to the electors of the state a proposition to
amend the state constitution so as to per
mit tne city of Chicago to issue 15,000,000
in bonds in aid of the Columbian exposi
tion in 1898 and to pass necessary legisla
tion to permit the use of public grounds as
the location for the exposition and to vest
the power of eminent domain In the city
during the pendency of the fair.
Sold Like Hot Cakes.
Ohxcaoc, June 16. The allottment of the
stock and bonds of the Chicago brewing
company took place Saturday, and out of
the 9,600,000 worth of securities plaeed on
the stock market of London and Chicago
16,000,000 have been captured by Chlca
goans and the control of the corporation
will remain in this country.
Subscriptions to the securities closed
last Monday at noon, but so great was the
demand for them, both in London and
Chicago, that twelve times the amount to
be allotted was subscribed for and a week
was spent in determining the ratio of dis
tribution. In round numbers the securi
ties to be disposed of consisted of 16,000 -000
capital stock divided In 13.000,000 of
J referred stock bearing 8 per cent interest,
3.000,000 of common stock estimated at 15
per cent interest and 3,000,000 of 6 per
cent first mortgage bonds.
As Indicating the eagerness with which
the securities were taken, the figures show
that five limes the amount of the preferred
stock was subscribed for eleven times the
amount of the common stock and twelve
times the amount of the bonds.
Denver Carpenters Quit Work.
. Dknveb, June 12. Twelve hundred car
penters quit work this morning and all
building operations are for the time para
lyzed. Four weeks ago six hundred ma
chine wood workers and bench mill men
demanded nine hours' work with ten
hours, pay. Arbitration being- refused by
the mill owners the matter was today
taken np by the carpenters' union with the
above result. The probabilities are that
hod carriers and tinners will join the
strikers unless the trouble is speedily set.
Committee, Care of The Alliance,
The Fury of a Cyclone.
The first cyclone to visit 1 Lincoln
came Monday morning. The people of
this city having been passed bo con
tinuously by these death-dealing winds,
began to think Lincoln the exempted
city. But their confidence was shat
tered and their fears folly aroused at
four o'clock Monday morning, when a
small cyclone moving from the south
west, touched east O street and laid
waste one valuable building, tore away
portions of others, wrecked the new
structures in process of erection on
1 4. wen ty -first street and scattered tim
bers far and wide. Tne loss is estima
ted at about $100,000.
The Interstate Garnishment.
Omaha special: J. H. Coffman, an
employe of the Union Pacific Railroad
company, has filed a suit against an
aggregation of defendants for damages
in the sum of $1,000 by reason of the
interstate garnishment racket worked
to defeat the Nebraska exemption law
for heads of families. Coffman owed
Nisson, Alford & Co., of this city $18.
The claim was assigned, contrary to
law,, to D. C." Tucker of Council
Bluffs and the Union Pacific com
pany was subjected to a suit in gar
nishment on the Iowa side. D. M.
West, an attorney, Constable John
Fox and Justice of the peace N. Shurz,
all of Council Bluffs, are made par
ties . defendant. Tn spite of the
fact that Coffman had assigned
his wages on this side of the river,
which fact appeared in the Iowa trial,
a decision was rendered in favor of
Tucker. The case was carried to a
higher court and reversed, but the
company was again subjected to gar
nishment proceedings, and owing to
the annoyance caused, discharged Coff
man from its service. In spite of the
law passed at the last session of the
Nebraska legislature against the as
signment of such claims to parties out
side of the state, the Iowa collection
agencies are still actively worked, as
they have been for years, and tliif too
in spite of the fact that parties whose
wages have thus been assailed have
f frequently of late recovered from the
original creditors the amount of the
claim so collected. This law for the
protection of the laboring man's family
is one which received some severe criti
cism during the recent convention of
the Nebraska business men's associa
tion. - :
Farmers of the south Piatt are con
tending with potato bugs aned offic
A lodge of Modern Woodmen with
twenty-one charter members has been
organized at Ord.
Chadren special: The settlers on
Beaver Creek, fifteen miles northeast
of this city, have started their annual
Indian scare. The reports of 2,000
warriors being on the war path are en
Overton special : William Hough,
from near Fremont, died here Friday
morning from poison adminis
tered by himsalf . He was bronght
into town last night about 7 o'clock in
a covered wagon and taken to Dr.
Boardman for medical aid, but noth
ing could be done to save him, and af
ter a night of intense suffering he died
at 4 o clock.
Niobara special : From the super
visors now in session it is learned that
in all localities in Knox county crops
aggregate better than any season tor
six years. Bains have been plentiful
throughout this entire region. The
new territory inst opened to settlement
is quite extensively planted with seed
corn and potatoes, which are reported
to be doing well for that kind of a
Washxxqtoh, June 12 Mr. Davis present
ed the confexence report on the depend
ent pension bill, and at the request of Mr,
Cullom proceeded to explain it. After con.
siderable discussion the report was laid
over and was ordered printed with the bill
as agreed to by the conference.
The s-nate silver bin was then taken up
and Mr. Evarta addreBsod the senate on it
He characterized the act of 1873 as a "mur
derous thrust" at silverr After a review of
the International conference on tha ques
tion of silver (out of which . nothio g had
come, he said that now for the first time in
the progress of the matter of redress, the
question confronted the republican party,
which had a majority in each ho us a and
the control of the executive power. It
was for that party to determine that the
interval of lassitude and. delay should be
no longer exended. The people of the
United States, through their representa
tives in the two houaes.of congress and in
their election of the exeoutive head. In his
opinion had determined that they would
not allow disgrace and disorder to contin
ue, either In regard to their domestic mon
ey or tneir money in relation to commerce.
Congress was now prepared for the adop
tion. In one form or Another, of a measure
which, as compared with anything that
bud been done in the interval between
1873 and 1890, was like the step of a giant
as compared with that of a sick man.
8peaklng of the proposed opening of the
American mints to the silver of the world,
Mr. Evarts said that with the difference in
ratio (15) in Europe and 16 in 'Mb coun
try that the measure would be utterly lm
pitoticable, especially if it was desired also
to cause th opening of the mints abroad
to silver. The proposition to receive sil
ver bullion over the counter of the treasu
ry and pay for it In certificates, leaving the
transaction at the will of the owner of the
bullion, never approved itself to his judg
ment ' Money can never be safety treated
as a commodity. It was not to be treated
as anything but the force and propulsion
Mr. Morgan began a free coinage speech
but without concluding yielded to a motion
to adjourn. . ..v -
Washdjotow, June 13. In the senate this
morning the resolution offered yesterday
by Mr. Edmunds appointing Edward E.
Valentine sergeant-at-arms of the senate
was taken np and agreed to, an amend
ment offered by Mr. Harris substituting the
name of Henry W. Wall of Tennessee hav
ing first been voted down.
Mr. Paddock said he had received several
telegrams from Montana in regard to the
outrages by the Cheyenne Indians in that
state ana ssxea tne cnairman ox tne com
mittee on Indian affairs whether any action
was being taxen oy it in regard to the
As there was only a few hours left for the
discussion of the silver bill the matter was
allowed to go ver till tomorrow.
Tne senate silver diu was then taxen up
and Mr. Morgan took the floor.
Mr. Morgan's speech was mainly an argu
ment for free coin aire.
The close of the general debate on the
stiver dui nas Deen postponea until Mon
day at 3 o'clock. The house bill, as amended
by the finance committee, was substituted
lor toe secate dui. - -
Wasbikoton, June 11 In the senate to
day, after some unimportant business was
disposed of, the senate proceeded to the
consideration of bills on the calendar.
The following bills were passed: The
house bill to authorize the entry of public
bonds by incorporated cities and towns for
cemetery and park purposes, within two
miles, with an amendment in the nature of
a substitute the senate bill to amend the
laws relating to customs revenue bond?.
making the signature 01 one member of a
firm binding on all the members; the sea
ate bill to provide for the regulation of the
Bund valley Indian reservation in Callfor
nla; the senate bill for the relief of the
Mission mcuans in uaiixornia; the house
bill to grant right ox-way through Indian
territory to the ritteburg. Columbus a ft.
Smith rail wsy ; the eenate bill to provide
for the examination of certain officers of
the army and the regular promotions
therein. It nrovides tfeat nromotlons to
every grade below that of brigadier-general
throughout the army except a corps or
department, snail De maae according to
seniority in the next lower grade, and also
presort Den a system xor tne examination of
ail officers Deiow the ranx ox maior.
consideration ox the bins on the calendar
was resumed and several were passed,
among them the following: The senate
bill authorizing the construction of abridge
across the Missouri river between Pierre
and Fort Pierre. 8. D. : the houe bill grant
ing right-of-way to the Dulutta A Manitobia
Ballroad tempany acroes the Fort Pembina
reservation. North Dakota: the senate bill
to credit Paymaster Wham with. , $28,345 of
government funds of which he was robbed
After the passage of thirty-five private
pension Dills tne senate aujournea
Wasbxxotoii, June 16. In the senate this
morning a message from the bouse asking
a further conference on the anti-trust bill
was assented to, after remarks by Ed
munds and Test
The deficiency - appropriation hill for
pensions and the census was presented
Dawes introduced a bill to retire General
Banks as a major of the United States army,
Referred to the committee on military af
fairs. The silver bill was then taken np. and
Senator Allison addressed the senate, con-
ciuaing witn ne cotua not vote xor the free
coinage of silver at this time or at any
time in tne near xuture. ue coma notao
so until every effort to secure , the use of
silver by the commercial nations of the
woria haa been exhausted.
Test declared that on the silver question
tnere was no miaaie grouna silver must
ne put on the same basis as gold.
Washototow, June 12. In the house to
day a vote was taken on agreeing to the
conference report on the an ti-trust bil
and resulted in ordering another confer
ence, the house to recede from its amend
ment. ' ' . ..
Mr. Henderson of Iowa, from the com
mittee on appropriations, reported the
urgent deficiency bill appropriating 3,708,
000 for - the payment of - pensions and
3,076,C03 for the expenses of the eleventh
Mr. Morrow of California presented the
conference report on the pension appro
priation bllL The report, wkioh is a disa
greeing one, was adopted, and a further
The senate bill was passed granting the
unioago, Kansas AJMeorasK raureaa com
mm nnwav ti rvmTMT tn tha CMnmtrn
Book Island A Pacific railroad company its
rights, property ana xranonue in the tern
tory ox uxianoma ana inaian territory.
The boose then went into committee 0:
tte whole on the aericulftural appropria
tion bill. The committee soon arose and
the bill passed. Tne , honee then took a
At the evening session a hum cei of bills
from the committee on commerce wure
Mr. nniey ox Kentucky was the oujector
tonight and allowed but a few bills to
come to the point of passage.
Wabkisotoji, June IS. The houno went
nto oommlttee of the whole on tho sundry
civil appropriation bill soon after meeting
Mr. Cannon said the appropriation car
ried by the measure was 1 2800 ,CCC 110,-
000,003 1ss than the regular estimates and
18,100,' 00 ess than tho regulLr and special
estimates. The sundry clvU bill for the
current year 1 rovlded for the expenditure
of 25,0CO,(O0. The apparent Vxcees in this
bill was more than accounted f or b cer
tain extraordinary .ltema. The fourteen
regular appropriation bills reported to the
house exceed by 35,000,000 the appropria
tion for tho current year. Thin excels was
nearly all accounted for in three bills
rension bUl, 18.000,000; poftoffioe bill.
I3,cou,oru; naval bin, J,iO'),uoa xneomer
3.' 00,000 resulted from tho txpantion in
cident to the growth of the oountry. The
only bill not reported to t be house was the
general deficiency bl'l, and this would bo
reported before the close of the fiscal year.
There was pending the sundry civil and
Indian bills. In the senate oommlttee on
appropriations are the agricultural, dlplo
matio and and postoffJce bil s. and in tbe
senate oommlttee on commerce, the river
and harbor bill. Fending in tne senate is
the legislative bill. The fortification kill
has passed both heuaes. The District of
Columbia naval and pension bills are in
conference. The army and military acade
my bills are in the hands of the president.
This was a favorable sbowlsg compared
with the condition of tbe bills two years
The following amendments were adopted :
Appropriating three hundred tbouand dol
lars for a publio building at Ctdar Rapids
la; ten thousand dollars for an elevater in
the publio building at Feorla, 111.
A motion by Mr. uooanight to strike out
the appropriation for tbe irrigation s ur? ey
Tee committee rose and tho house took a
Washihqtok, June 11 In tbe house this
morning the speaker announced the ap
pointment of E. B. Taylor of Ohio, StswArt
of Vermont and Bland of Missouri as con
ferees on the anti-trust bill. Bland aked
to be excused and Culbertaon of Texas wns
appointed to fill the vacancy.
The house then proceeded td pay tribute
to the memory of the late Bamnel J. Ran
dall. Mr. Taux raid, in part, that Randall's
high rank and (treat fame were Que to hit
nones ty, ms wui power, cu con rape ana
his determination. His personal and polit
ical integrity were beyond the reach of
suspicion. Schemes, jobs, covert efforts to
secure public monoy were neither coun
tenanced nor encouraged by him. Ilia
honesty was the glory of his life. Thvse
of the party who could not agree with hi in
on some questions bowed before his ad
mittedly stainless honor.
Washdiotoii, June 10. In the houe today
Williams of Ohio presented a petition from
the ex-soldiers of Dayton, O. , for the enact
ment of a law prohibiting the sale, use,
manufacture or importation ct banners or
flags representing the confederate flag or
the red flg of the anarchists. "Referred.
The house then went into committee of
the whole on the sundry civil cppreprla
tlonbUl. On motion ef Williams of Ohio the amend
ment was agreon to appoint E. M. Morrill
of Kanvas and Alfred L. Pearton of Penn
sylvania members of tbe board of manag
ers of the soldiers' home.
Bayers of Texas offered an a-nendmnt
malting a specific appropriation. Instead of
an indefinite appropriation, tor tV.e pay
xnnt of back pay and bounty. L-wt.
Fending action on the bill the committee
arose and the house adjourned. '
Thlrtj.four Miner Killed.
Duxbas, Pa., June 16. This morning at
12:30 a sullen roar shook the lowly miner
dwellings on hill form, in Fayette 'county,
near this place, and hundred of affrighted
persons who knew the scund too well, an-
who feared another mine disaster, soon
found their apprehensions well groundod.
In a moment the fearful news had spread
that the Hill Farm mines bad exploded.
The low-browed hill from which the slope
Is entered was shook from mouth to pit
and a score of miners' houses lining tbe
fatal hill were shook for a moment and
then poured out their frenzied Inmates
by hundreds. A rush was made to the
mouth of the pit, but ingress was Impos
sible, as smoke in dense volumes as
issuing forth. Fifty-two miners had gone
to work this morning and were in the
slope when the explosion ooonrred. Of
these fifty-two. eighteen were In the loft
heading and thirty-four were in the right
heading. The men employed in the left
heading were notified of the danger in
time to save their lives although their es
cape was thrilling and was accompanied
by the wildest confusion, At a point near
where the explosion recurred the bodies
of Daniel Sberan, fire boss, and Davtd
Hayes were found. They had evidently
attempted to escape through tbe flames.
A Race Fight,
BiBXXNenAM, Ala, June 17. A pitched
battle between negioes and whites took
place yesterday at Brookside, a mining
town sixteen miles from here and over 1C0
shots were fired on both sides. Tom Red
mond, leader of the negroes, was killed
and Jimmle Dowell wounded. Only one
white man was injured. Several negroes
were caught by the whites who threatened
to lynch them. Last night the sheriff sent
a force of twenty men to the scene but at
last accounts they had not succeeded In
restoring order and more bloodshed is ex
pected as both sides are well armed. The
fight gresr out of hitting a negro with a
In a Row.
' Bakgob, Ma., Jane 17. Dbeatlsf action
among the democrats owing to the refusal
of the democratic state convention to
adopt the license plank in the platform
has culminated in a movement to call a
state convention snd nominate a candi
date for governor, the call being circu
lated inviting all who believe that the
present prohibitory law Is a failure and
should be superceded by local opt ion to
meet In convention in this city July 15.
Wilt Nominate a Full Ticket.
Topcka, Kaa., June 12. A joint confer
ence ef delegates from the farmers' alll
anoe, the Industrial union, the farmers'
mutual benefit association, the Industrial
grange, union labor and Knights of Labor
1 holding a session in this city. The meet
ing so far has been strictly secret, but it is
learned that it has been decided to put a
full state, congressional and county tickets
In the field. A state convention will be
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