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LINCOLN, NEB , SATURDAY, DEO. 6, 189a
Notice to Subscribers.
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THE GROGGERY CASH BELL.
From the earliest glimmer of day
To the setting- of the sun.
There's a chiming of bells that merrily .tells
Of shame and of crime begun.
. ' ' Chin!
Five cents for a glass of beer; ,
Ten cents for a whiskey straight.
And the devil stands pear with a horrible leer
Like the wraith of a hideous fate.
And all through ihe wearisome night
In noisome and smoke-tainted air.
Men are mixing their brains with horrible
pains " ' .
And branding their souls with dispalr
"Pen cents for a glass of rye ;
fifteen for a Bouibon sour.
While little babes cry because hunger is nigh
And tortures them hour after hour.
- Ob, rain for tbe church bells to sound
Tb- beaut itul praises of Christ,
By a merrier chime ringing all of the time
Are the souls of our brothers enticed.
Ten cent for a glass of v lne:
Fifteen lor a bumper of rum.
W Lile the desolate pine with a patience divine
And the mourners with sorrow are dumb.
Then what though bitrd times bo abroad.
And the gaunt form of Famine appear?
There is gold and to spare to buy whiskey
And enough to buy sorrow and beer.
Ten cents for insanity's spell;
Five cents for a bumper of woe
Tin a musical kstell ringing souls down to
And to frenzy and shame ere they go!
What Is Thought of the Contest. t
Central City. Nov. 22, 1890.
Editor Alliance: There is rejoic
ing in the camp of-the independents
over the commencement of the great
election contest. We are all in lavor
of an honest election and a fair count,
and we don't believe we got either in
Omaha. The concerted efforts of the
Bee and the orld-Herald to allay all
excitement and induce the people to ac
quiesce in the election of Mr. IJod
Biake us suspicious of the whole count,
for when rogues agree honest men are
liable to get badly left.
The repeated changes in the rote of
Douglas county, as reported by the
Omaha papers, induce us to believe that
the returns have been manipulated to
suit the exigencies of the case.
nThe country people believe that the
chief city of Nebraska is controlled by
anarchists, and not by law abiding citi
zens, and" they think that its leading
men sacrificed all parties and every de
cent candidate and every sentiment of
honor and honest v in an insane attempt
to elect Boyd and whiskey. The peo
ple also believe that Mr.-Powers was
honestly and fairly elected governor of
Nebraska, and they expect to see him
inaugurated. They are astonished at
the attempt made by the politicians of
Omaha in the recent election to force
Mr.,Boyd into the gubernatorial chair
by .intimidation, violence and fraud,
ant they want it forever decided that
the people rule in Nebraska and not
the ignorant Omaha mob. The last
election in Omaha is a menace to good
government and is dangerous to the
safety and welfare of the people. The
present attitude of Omaha to the rest of
the state is an unfortunate one. The
independents, the prohibitionists, and
very many of the best republicans and
democrats in the country look upon
Omaha as a second Sodom, and its lead,
ing politicians as utterly and. hopelessly
corrupt. Thejr have also lost 'all faith
in the Omaha newspapers, and if either
the World-Herald or the Bee were to say
to-morrow morning that the Declaration
i independence was good politics, or
the sermon on the mount good religion,
the country people would immediately
become suspicious of those old. land
marks of statesmanship and theology.
Now a contest will be a good thing in
any event. If it turns out that the
charges against Omaha are true, then
the proper officers can be seated, the
proper rascals can be punished, and
dishonest elections will be prevented
hereafter. If on the other hand, the
Omaha election proves to have been
11 1 a.
iair ana nonest, ana as quiet as an or
thodox Sunday school, as Boyd's friends
claim, the country people will have
their eves opened to the fact that
Omaha has been maligned and abused.
that the men there are all honest and
the women all virtuous, that it is the
home of the saints and the dwelling
piace ox uie pure in neart.
The country independents are every
where saying to the contest committee:
Let the contest go on. It can only be
productive of good results. Sift the
whole matter to the bottom. The peo
ple are behind you ana they are not
afraid of the consequences. If there is
any fraud let it be exposed. If there is
any bribery or intimidation, any false
counting or vote suppressing, open
' them up to the broad light of publicity.
If there are any rascals to be punished,
for God's sake let no guilty man escape.
If Powers is elected let him be seated at
any cost and at all hazards. If Boyd ts
elected by an honest plurality of one
vote, then he mnst hare the office, and
in the latter case the contest will have
proved the best thing that ever hap
pened to him, for it will quiet his title
to an oflice to which nobody now be
lieves he is entitled. Let tho contest go
on, ana ioa aeiena the right.
An amusing story to the offect that
Mr. Harrison's backers for a second
term are buying up the control of the
leading daily papers in Indiana has
floated hither from Indianapolis. The
theory is that in this way they hope to
make sure of a solid Harrison delega
tion to the national convention. A re
port that they are also purchasing the
press of New York would be no more
improbable. It would take a pretty re
epectable fund to nominate and elect
a president in that way. Minneapolis
Tribune. , ' - ' '
FACTS FOB THE PEOPLE.
Im tbe People's Party. Dealing "With
Myths? - I
The assertion that the people's party
is dealing with myths Instead of reali
ties, is far-fetched and foolish. Is it a
myth that 80 per cent of the farms in
this country are mortgaged? Then the
records in the register of deeds, office
are lies. Ts it a myth that there are'
millions of idle men in this country?
Then Carrol D.' Wright, U. S. land
commissioner, is a liar. Is it a myth
that 2C000 young girls are driven into
p'rostitution in the city of Boston alone,
every year, by low wages? Then this
same Mr. Wright is a- liar. Is it a
myth that 200,000 and 800,000 girls
are engaged in six, trades in. New York
city, none of whom get living wages?
Then the pastor of Paternity church is
a liar. Is it a myth that 10,000 people
die in New York city every year for
want of proper nourishment? Then
the New York state board of health
are liars. Is it a myth that 7,000
young girls were examined in New
York state in a single year for insanity,
and the report was, that low wages
made it impossible to purchase suffi
cient clothes to protect their bodies, or
sufficient food to nourish them, thereby
bringing about mental defection? If
this is a myth, then the New York
state bord of lunacy are liars. Is it
a myth that over a million chil
dren under fifteen years of age are em
ployed in the workshops, factories,
and mines of the country? ,. Then the
U. S. labor commissioners and the state
labor commissioners are ail liars. It
is a myth that there are 500,000 fallen
girls in this country? Then those who
have given their whole lives to the
savinc- of these girls, are liars. It is a
myth that farm products, on an aver
age, do not pay the coat of production?
Then the fa'nre.-s are a 1 liars. Is
it a myth that there were nearly 11,
000 business failures in this, country
last year? Then Bradstrect and Dunn's
commercial agencies are liars, is it a
myth that during the time this terrible
state of affairs has been brought about,
that the millionaires have increased
from three to over seven thousand, and
that 25,000 people own one-half of all
the w.ealth in the country? Then the
tat records lie. So we might go on
ad infinitum, HDd find that these tilings,
i lstead of being myths, are most dam
nably substantial facts. , Inese terrible
evils exist. ( They are not natural
They have a cause. There is a reme
ay, ana aamnea will Detne party or
politician who is posing as an apolo
gist for those evils and their cause, in
stead of honestly trying to destroy the
cause and then remedy the evils. Non
Are tbe Alliance Demands Rational?
Are the demands of the people's par
ty beyond the reach of rational legisla
tion? No. More money is needed to do
business. This is generally admitted
outside of banking circles. The con
stitution gives congress the power to
raise money and regulate the value
thereof." The U. S. supreme court de
cisions give congress power , to create
paper money and make it a full lega
tender. Then legislation can remedy
the stringency in money matters. But
how shall we get ,it into circulation?
asks the old parties. At present all
government expenses are paid with
money gathered by direct ;or indirect
taxation. Why not stop taxing the
people for. a while, and pay "govern
ment expenses with money, created for
the purpose, the same as the soldiers
were paid during war times, until the
per capita c Dotation is increased to a
point that "will enable the people to do
business on a cash basis? There is
but one rational way to get. money
into circulation, and that is to pay it
into circulation, and there is but one
way to pay it into circulatioe, and that
is to discharge government obligations
with it. All money should be a full
legal tender. Government can give it
that quality, as has already been de
cided. The volume of currency should
be stable, so that values will fluctuate
only according to the law of supply and
demand. A fluctuating volume of
money means fluctuating values for la
bor's products, without regard to the
law of supply and demand. This plays
into the hands of the speculator class
and works great injury to the produc
ing class. The latter outnumber the
former one hundred to one; therefore,
the 'greatest good to the greatest num
ber" demands, that the volume of
money should be kept stable. Congress
has power to do this; therefore legisla
tion wipes out speculation.
The People's party are opposed to
national banks. They are opposed to
a corporation doing a banking busines
on government credit. They are - op
posed to private institutions having
power to issue currency, and contract
or expand the volume of money at
their pleasure, thereby contracting or
expsiding the value of everything that
money purchases, according as the
money power desire to load up or un
load property, thus keeping Up an era
or speculation. The government
chartered the national banks.
rri . a . . i
j. no power mat createa man can
uncreate, and legislatiou can wipe out
ii t -i i . .
uiuoaiii oanics - oy simply re
scinding their . charters. So
with every demand of tho people's
party not one is beyond the reach of
rational legislation, as we shall prove
in the near future. The speculator
class may cry out visionary! fanatical!
dangerous !M but the people's party will
not be deterred from taking those steps
that will legally, and in harmony with
the constitution, take away those priv
ileges irom the few, that by the con
ferring of a tremendous taxing power
enables them to grow rich at the ex
pense of those who work for a living.
And if the constitution is not broad
enough to cover the natural rights and
needs of the people the constitution
will be amonded.
. Don't Dodre.
. . .- '
'The people's party is only tempo
rary and will soon die.". So, say our
political opponents. Why?Because it
has no central idea or principle; be
cause it r com posed of a diversity of ele
ments, no two agreeing; bacause its
demands are beyond tht reach-, of na-
tional legislation ; because it deals with
myths instead of realities ; because its
eaders are visionary cranks and fanat-
lcs, instead or tnougnwui men ana.
women; lastly, because there can never
be but two great parties in a nation.
Thus, the old party politicians dis
pose of us, and thus they deceive them
selves. The above objections are 'not
valid, and cannot be sustained either
by facts or argument; "The people's
party, of whatever elements composed,
in the support of which 'all the ' ele--ments
are agreed. That idea is ex
pressed in the phrase, " ' 'Equal rights to
all, and special privileges to none, "
and, is in contravention to the central'
idea of the old parties, viz.. -"Special
privileges to the few; let all others hus
tle." The battle cry of the people's par
ty is: "For our homes!" It believes tha.t
happy homes make the best 'founda
tion for a good government? . It . br
ieves that mankind should rank high
er than money; that the human soul is
of more value than the "almighty'
dollar." It believes that the first care
of the state should be the individuals
composing it. It believes that govern
ments were made for man, not man
for governments. It believes that po
litical parties truckling to money inter
ests, have passed their day of useful
ness. It believes that governments
are essentially rotten, when they foster
great money monopo i?s and lulhles-
ly ignore suffering, starving multi
tudes. It believes that political pax-
ties are the burlesque of the age, when
posing as apologist fOr their own sins
of omission. It believes that the evils
cursing the people are not natural; do
not exist without a cause-, that there is
a remedy for these evils, ana' it has
more faith in, and more respect for the
visionary crank," even, who' is hon
estly trying to discover a remedy, than.
for the careful conservative who treats
it as an "iridescent dream.',' On these
things the different elements of ' the
People's party are agreod. As a rally
ing sentiment, it will, in the near fu
ture," prove far more powerful and in
spiring than any battle cry - emanating
from political tricksters, grasping for
the spoils of ofice. .
Charlotte Mary Xosga. whe a sn-ta-sratW-n
ajr wrote ths lluir ef Red
elitfV -'kI other novels, snd gars the
prvcer.d to the cause ef ctttireu nits
tiens in- New Zealand is still alive la
lialaud. tAllhongU 67. years old. fche
w still writing, being now engaged oa .
ber 101st book, which is to a story
of tbe time of Vespasian.
Nut Chi-Sing. otherwise knwn a
Howgns. the wealthiest man In China,
is dead. His same is celebrated in tho
hi?-torv of the fornign trad of Chiaa.
He was worth about ' $3:). 000. 000. and
accumulated his wealth as head of tea
Chioeee company called the Co-Hong,
which for many years had a monopoly
of the trade with Cautoa.
ItiTtha' matter ef overia the naw
of the revolution of Buenos Ayres the
London . Timet, under ysunj Arthur
Walter, its manager, is said to have
distinguished, itself among the . Eu
ropeao press. With proper foresight
Waiter sent down a special man aad
tood telegraphic, charges at the rats,
for a column of 1,833 words, of 630
Charles P. Berkshire of Morgaw
ttwB, Pa., is making a eane for tbe
World's Fair at Chicago in 1893. which
will contain 132 pieces of, West Vir
tHnia wood, have a gold ferrule and a
diamond-tipped bead. He has made
several valuable sticks, and expects
this to be one of the finest works of
wood-engravins: to be seen at tho Fair.
When the training ship Portsmouth
sailed from Newport oa her cruise ia
European waters she carried eight
uiareons from the training stations.
These birds were released off the coast
at intervals of about eight niiles. Six
returned to .Newport safely the
last making the flight of seventy
miles iu one hour and jthree-qnarters.
The success of the experiment with
thes birds seems to establish the fact
of their tuefuln-sa for messenger ser
vice at sea as well as on shore.
Mrs. Jacob Benton of Lancaster. N.
H.. has been a hopeless iaralid for the
last seven years, but she has not been
idle, for she has speut her time ia
study and thus made herself the mis
tress of uve languages, iucludiug Vol-
apuk. - .
Two expeditions to the far north are
plauned for nert year, the one. Iwing
the Swedish attempt to reach the North
Pole uader Dr. Nansen and'othiT an
examination of the coast of Greenland
by Lieutenant C. Rydor. of the Daaish
WiUiam rield, who enUsted In the
Thirty-ninth Massachusetts at the out
break of the Civil War. being then
over 60 years of age, died recently at
his home iu Doerlield. . Mr. Field is" Ue
liered to have been the 'only mania
bis State who became - a' soldier when
over three-score. . !
State Senator Cnggeshalk of the
Oneida district. N. Y., recently crossed
the Rocky Mountains riding on the cow
catcher of a Canadian Pacific Railway
train. He tells aTacotua reporter that.
so impressed was . he with the.grand-
ness or the scenery at times he felt
like shouting like an untamed red
"The old legend
at ear collere,"
says a vassar girl
"is that iu former
times the words 'Vassar lemale Col-
leare' was done in stone on the front o
the building. Oue sight, so runs the
tale, there came a great storm, and
the F were taken off, leaving it
'Male This tbe elements knew to he
incorrect so a second storm obligingly
took off tl-e M. The 'Vassar Ale Col
lege' was. however, too sugestive o
the manner in which the founder had
made his inoaev, so the trustees bad
'ale' chipped, and to-day U reads stat
ely Vassar UoUess,
,;-bye AND BYE. , '
There's a Ittle mlchtef maker '
That 18 stealing haif our biles, ,
Sketching pictures In a dream land '
. Which are never 8e iu' this:
CDashlngr from our lips the pleasures
Of the present, while we siah.
t You may not know this mischief maker, v
; For bis name is Bye and Bye. ,
Heig itt lng by our Hearthstone
With his sly bewitohinjjrjrlaiice, .
Whispering of tbe coming morrow
. As the social hours advance;
Loitering 'mid our calm reflection.
. Hiding-Tortus O' beauty nigh:
He'a a smooth determined fellow.
'This enchauter, Bye and Bye.
You may know him by his mincing,
By his careless, sportive air,
By his sly, obtrusive presence
That is straying everywhere;
. Uy the trophlei wnjch he gathers
' Wbere his cheated victims lie; .
For a boi. determined fellow
Is the conqueror, Uye uud Bye
When the calls of duty haunt us.
And the present seems to bo
All of time that ever mortals
Snatched from long eternity,
; Then a fairer hat d seems painting
Pictures on a distant sky
Kor a cunning little artist
. Is the fairy. Bye and Bj e..
'Bye and Bye" the wind is t-irging.
f Bye and Bye" the heart replies;
But the phantom juM. before us r '
Ere we grasp it ever flies.
Liet not to the Idle cbrmer.
Scorn the very specious lie -Only
in the fancy liveth
This deceiver. Bye and Bye t r
- - ' Unknown.
JOHN THOMPSON'S LETTER
ONE NEW YORK BANKER HAS A
MIND OF HIS OWN!
TO THE SILVKK MEETING AT COOPER
UNION, MONDAY., OCTOBER 27.
Gentlemen: Currency is the life-
blood of a nation. Au abuudauce of it
s as necessary as au abundance of food
The late Thurlow Weed said that he al
ways had strong intuitions that the lead-
uig 'journals tutu Ueen misleading the
people about stiver 1 have these intui
tions aud also a. knowledge that this is
so. Una oi the most potent admissions
in feecretary Witidom's report on his
jlau is this: "It is freely admitted that
the predictions of our wisest tiuauciers
as to where the safe limit of silver coin
age would be reached have not been
lultilled." . W c V
Few realize that while we are on a
gold staudard we are liabk to a pauic
ac auy tinio for several reasaus. bince
bid international credits have been
based ou gold, liefore that a debtor in'
any couutry nau practically the option
of paviug iu sold or silver, at a ratio
that had louir bee if fixed. v Atl the mints
of the world but that of Eugland were
opeu to both metals, and the price of
silver, in terms of gold, was quite con
stant; iu fact, it has been a wonder to'
many that it has been so constant since
tueu iu silver usiug countries like
rauce. Uhis is the explanation: In
ranee the debtor has alva s the choice
of the uietal which happeus to be most
ensilj' procurable; aud this power of
choice creating a demaud counteracts
the inei.- ieut huctuation. Thus the law
of supply and demand, working on gold
and, silver as commodities, automati
cally -counterbalances any excessive
tendency to use oue metal in preference
to the other.
But we . have dangers that Erance
knows not of; for there busiiess is mostf-
y done with money, while here, as in
England, it is mostly done with notes
aud checks. Our banks, with their 20 per
cent, of money to liabilities, should uot
have much to say abouf'72 cent dollars."
In any big financial flurry here, silver
and silver certificates will be the only
thoroughly available currency. Why?
Because gold is our uull s eye. .Green
backs ate convertible into coin. Gold
can oe got ior national DauK notes at
Washington. Deposits in banks, trust
cauipanies and savings banks are pay
able in gold o money convertible into
gold. 1 he last two add much to the
danger, by the fact that though mostly
agreeing to pay deposits without notice,
they are not torcea to fceep reserves
relying on the commercial banks. The
humming top with the golden peg goes
nicely until trouble comes. 1 lieu it
flops over quick enough." You may be
sure that iu panic where gold goes to a
premium over all else, greenbacks and
national bank notes will nee away; and
only despised silver remain. The only
way to get much gold for silver certih
cates is to induce importers to pay
duties with them a slow process.
And how much silver have we? The
treasury statement of last November
gives $1,066,000,000 of gold coin, gold
certificates, greenbacks and national
bank notes, against $342,000,000 of sil
ver. . .
We have not even the recourse that
England has.. Ever since 1696 she has
had exchequer notes, a sort of green
back, issued in time of trouble. I have
proposed such a remedy, in a resolution
sent to congress to give the secretary of
the treasury the right to issue as high as
$100,000,000 at any time on anygovern-
ment bonus the issue to be recalled
after the emergency. Our wiser rulers
don't see it. Meanwhile the need of
money is great. Our producers are
getting half what they should, because
their, profits are measured in terms of
gold. Those who expect a great return
of currency from the west and south
this year will be mistaken. Those re
gions are getting a little, out of debt.
aud will keep much of the money.- It
is a scandalous subterfuge to say that
: i .i ...
iico uuiuaKu ui ouvtji is uenianueu iu
uepau .or miners. ne currency is
steadily decreasing, while the demand
for it increases.
But there is a lion in , the way the
oriusn non wno has many whelps in
mis tanu. xnousanus oi years ago
Aiexanqer urew tne mone3 metals from
Egypt and western Asia. The iron
1 1 T , . i ...
uauu oi xvuuie arew mem still, more
thoroughly mto southern Europe. But
the outside nations had revenge. Ital
ians, taxed to , despair; largely ceased
piouumion. me empire relied on
northern Africa and other untaxed
lands for food. : Rome was nnnr rin
Depopulation and poverty spread from
Italy, to Sicily, to hither and-further
uraui. to Asia ana to Africa, long before
a waiuanau crosseu tne Alps.
Let England, the robber nation of to
day the bunco steerer beware ' how
she allows her . gold bugs to further
destroy her home industries, which,
starved out, are coming here and going
to India and elsewhere." one has been
playing very sharp with her two v edged
sword of cheap silver whacking India?
America.' and all silver using countries.
Already in India she is - noisi wun ner
own petard." r The preuiiom oa, Euro
pean exchange has acted as a protective
tariff against am European mercnan-.
dise.k A wonderful cotton manufacture
is growing up there, and. trade with all
silver countries.' ? v ;,
Gold basis for a time,-though making
business a lottery, helped Eugland as a
whole. Now. none but .money .lenders
and people with fixed incomes are bene-
uueu ny a. j auwaiu xicuepuui aiu
in the forth American Review that the re
port of the royal commission on the
money question read as if it was made
out by retired ex-chaneellors, thinking
ou!y"of maintaining the purchasing
power of their gold pensions. Holland
once ruled the seas: but she became a
nation of usurers and their dependents;
and who cares for her except to cheat
her at her own games? 4 v
, The smart alecks of statesmen think
that to go on a gold basis is to insure
such success as Englaud's. , But she
was ahead of all the other nations long
before 1816, when she became a gold
bug. Fool : Germany tried, the same
trick aud got left, and .some, say that
the reason why silver has fallen points
U that fool Hungary is to try it- and
will dump her silver here. Nether
lands Java tried it and lost the trade of
600.000,000 silver Asiatics
But the new silver shoe begins to
pinch the British lion's gouty toes worse
thau the McKinley bill, and he is light
ing mad. He has rwade us take India
prices for wheat and cotton; but just
after we got the silver bill our silver
weut up 14 cents per ounce, and wheat
16 cents per bushel, " aud c6tton rose,
with a prospect of rising $10 a bale. At
last we haye found a way to protect
our agriculture. So the raging lion set
our : best financiers" to a Chinese beat
ing of gongs, smashed a few weak silver
syndicates, and managed in various
ways to beat silver. But though we
have no wings, "we'll get there just the
same." The world's monouolists have
thrown down the gauntlet of war and
defiance, and now we are fully ready
for, free' coinage, if we do not get it
this wiuter, I think. that many republi
can congressmen will be furnished with
feather overcoats 'that won't blow off.
w hep i hey reach home Britannia will
i i . u . .i iw,
uu iuukvi i uio i ue nave auu iuo nuuiau. i
thm wnrhl is tn
e m New York. The best thing we
can now do is to side with . "all Amer
ica" iu telling Europe to keep on her
o wn side of the dish.
A new factor is the absorption of
eold by India. Asia is still the "sink of
The slow Hin-
me precious meiaus. iutj am v iiu- i
does, seeixg silver undervalued iu the
the precious metals.
bazaars, are vociferous tor gout orna
ments. Sir Hector Hay says that in
twentv-onevears India has taken $t,-
250.000.000 of cold 70 per cent ot the
hew product.'.'- -i .r .
Who are the losers by the suppression
of silver in Christendom? Besides the
producers and manufacturers of Eti
ope and America, the people of Mex
ico, Bolivia, feru and until, arc great
sufferers. Only, money -lenders aud
some heathen are benehted: it is
buildincr up Japani and as to China,
ti i t
v:rrlti"TVL fu ";r,'Vr:
vaiiio iu ue uuiucu au mo miutiu vaitivu
and used against us in , the terrible
The excuse was made in 1816 and
acrain in 1872 that eold alone must be
used, because it was the cheaper metal.
. . ...
ButRicardo and his ilk, who gave the
advice, knew that the scarce metal was
We are threatened with being a dump-
ng ground for silver. The wisest thiug
Wiudom has said h: '-It is safe to say
that there is no stock of silver coin in
England which is not needed there for
ousiness purposes." , ,
The silver committee has wiseiysaid
that the Kothschilds and Barings, who
bought so many millions of. silver here
la-t year, will keep coming here for it:
Gen. Thomas Jordan has shown that
it would cost France 9 per cent, to send
silver here from recoining old.' half
abrai led coins the waste of t smelting,
transporting, insurance, commission
and, interest, or 57,uuu,uuu on her oto,-
000,000 five franc pieces.
In conclusion, I will say but that for
the silver1 we already have, the Wall
street panic of 1888 would have spread
terribly over the country. The time
will come , ere long when the govern
ment will need mouey. ana uuiess we
forestall them with free coinage, the
green backers will successfully insist
that their currency shall be used in
stead of borrowing on . interest bearing
bonds, in the stupid old way in vogue
since the beginning of the nation.
r. S The fall iu silver to-day to 1.U3
is another proof that an immense bluff
agaiust the free coinage of silver by the
United States in December is- being
worked.; A combination of Europeau
capitalists could well afford to lose
many millions to carry that point. Jjree
coiuage is sure to come, wny not
bring it about without delay to. avoid
The Great Insurance L,eak.
York, Neb., Nov.6,. 1890
lo the larmers oi iNeorasKa: ! see
an advertisement of a flourishing insur
ance company in tbe alliance paper,
giving its great iucrease in dollars and
cents the past four years, and asking
your patronage so they can continue
making then twenty-two per cent.
profit besides their living and after all
their other expenses are taken out
How does this compare with an average
larmers prontv 1 1 here are now 117 in
m . m m m
surauce companies jioing business in
tne state oi iNeorasica at an enormous
profit.' Just think: There was paid to
insurance companies in 188'Jin this state
alone on all property insured $1,806,
4u.4z, ana wnat ao you suppose was
paid back to policy holders? The small
sum of $837,330.60, and on this small
sum there was in litigation and .unpaid
August 28, i890 $237,564.72. You see
after getting over $1,000,000 out of the
state of Nebraska these companies are
unwilling to come to the poor farmer's
assistance with their 2 per cent, money.
I will say right here, this immense leak
must be stopped. ; I must also say I
have a remedy to prevent to a certain
extent the insurance . companies from
drawing such an unnecessary surplus
; i 4.i i f i ii t . i
ui uiiiK irum me Dig cow, ami n i would
ask a big prize for it no doubt T could
sell it, but if the farmers that read this
will keep his eye on it he will find, the
remedy in the next issue free of charge
1 1 ' Chas. Fiuhbaugh.
York, Nkd. . .
THIS OMAHA PLAH.
The following evidence by affidavit
from citizens of Omaha maltreated and
driven from the polls on election day,
is interesting reading. It shows how
peaceful the day was there and how
lawless the strikers for Jim Boyd and
against the amend ment, were at election.
It shows why Richards was knifed there
and what the motive was that forced
ths outrageous vote for Boyd on record.
It is evidence of more than usual inter
at in view of the pending contest.
State or Nebraska, )
Douglas County. I
F. W. Marsh, being first duly sworn
on oath, says that he is a citizen of the
state of Nebraska, and a voter of the
city, of Omaha, Nebraska, and has been
a for number of years; that upon the 4th
day of November, 1890, which was the
day of general election, he waspeauung
. . , . . . 1 . . .U' 4. U
ward 6t said. city; that he was handling
th tiftbota nf I Ihn nartiPM anil that
there was printed upon .each of them
"rorthe Prohibitory Amendment;" that
while he was at said voting precinct, he
was repeatedly accosted by a crowd oi
bums and hoodlums, who were congre
gated around the polling place. That
they cursed him and applied to him all
manner of abusive epithets, repeatedly
threatened him. with all manner oi evil
consequences unless he desisted from
peddling said tickets, and hnaiiy when
all other threats and abuse had failed to
drive the affiant from his post of duty
they appealed to a policeman and- bad
the affiant arrested upon some nctitiouj
charge and earned by lorce away irom
said polling place and taken to the city
jail where he was released upon his
own recosrnizance. and . said fictitious
charge was afterwards dismissed with
out ever being tried.
The affiant - states that he yemy be
lieves that they had . him arrested for
the sole purpose of getting him away
from said precinct and thereby prevent
ing his work in the interest oi nis
party. . F. W." Marsh.
. Subscribed in my presence and sworn
to before me this 22d day of November,
181)0., 1 V. O. STUICKLER,
sjeax - ' . " Notary Public.
State of Nebraska,
H. A. Crane being first duly. sworn,
says that on the 4th day of November,
- - - jr., . . ,
loUO, he was a citizen of the 6tate or ue
braska. . and a voter in the city of
Omaha; that he ' is a minister of the
gospel and that he is now and has been
for a long time Pastor of the Seward
Street Method:st church in said city of
Omaha; that at the election which was
held upon the said 4th day of November
. . .
d "nT of thj .day
was distributing ballots at the Second
precinct of the Eighth ward in the inter
ests of the prohibitory amendment,
which was being voted upon at said
election; that he held in his hands the
tickets of the republican, democratic,
independent and prohibition parties
upon all of which were printed "For
the Amendment;" that at said precinct
there were a number of persons who
used profane and abusive language to
all prohibitionists and that threats were
freely made by said persons against
those who were handling tickets lor tbe
amendment and that about
il o'clock In the forenoon of said
man by the name of A.J. Herold, living
at 2412 Caldwell street in said city.came
up to the affiant and by force took away
all the tickets that affiant had and . tore
them up. ,
The affiant states that he had in ne
wise molested the said Herold, nor in.
any way transgressed his duties as a
citizen, and that the said assault was
made, as the affiant verily believes, for
the purpose of Intimidating the affiant
and driving him away from the pofls.
41. A. crane.
Subscribed in mv oresence and sworn
to before me this 24 th day of November,
18i0. V. O. STR1CKLER.
Seal. Notary Public.
State or Nebraska, f M
Douglas County. )
VV. IS. Green, hrst . being, sworn on
oath savs, that, he is a citizen of the
state of Nebraska and a voter of the
city of Omaha; that on the 4th day of
November, 1800, which was the day of
general election, he was assaulted by
the hoodlums and bums that bad con
gregated around the polling place in
the Third district in the 1 nira wara in
said city; that his tickets were forcibly
taken from him and destroyed; that he
was shoved and pushed violently by the
crowd from one place to another around
the precinct. 'and that the crowd re
peatedly threatened to take his life nn-
less be departed Irom sad polling place,
and ths affiant says he was finally forced
to leave said polling place in order that
be might escape from - the violence of
the mob; that there were five policemen
and the deputy sheriff present during
.the time these assaults were being made
and that they witnessed tbe same and
failed and refused to afford any protec
tion to the affiant or to arrest any oi
the parties committing' the offense, al
though the affiant repeatedly appealed
to them lor protection. 1 '
Subscribed in mv nreaence and sworn
to before me this 24th day of Novem
ber. 18U0.. V. O. Strickler.
seal Notary Public.
State or Nebraska, )
M. Osterholui being first duly sworn
on oath. aas that he was- born in
Sweden, but he is now and has been for
a considerable time a citizen of Me
braska and a voter in the city of Omaha;
that at the eeneral. election, which was
held on the 4th day of November, 18'JO;
.while ' he was at the third precinct of
the Eighth ward of said city, be saw a
crowd of hoodlumns and toughs, who
seemed to be in possession of that vot
ing precinct; that he did not know who
the men. were that composed said mob.
but he heard them threaten to knock
down certain persons who were pedling
tickets with, "k or the prohibitory
Amendment printed upon them; that
there .were several' policemen at and
around the poling place,- but they
offered no resistance to tbe mob, nor
did' they seek to protect any of the
persons who were being assailed; men
were assaulted ana tickets taken away
from them and torn up. and in many
instonces they were struck about .'their
neaas or oouy anu very maay vi xoeui
were egged1 Irom the polls.
One of tbe policemen advised the man
to leave thaotin precinct and stated.
to him that, in ease ot trouble, he would
not be able to1 protect him. cam man
was deing nothing except standing near
the polling place with tickets la hi
Policeman No. 58 saw one of tha
hoodlums strike a person in tbe head
with an erg aud did net offer to arrvst
the party who commuted ths offence.
Efforts were maue to unve respectaie
men away from the polls for so other
reason than that they were in favor of
prohibition, and the affiant was eggea
and assaulted ia various ways.
- M. OSTKROnUL.
Rnhaeribed in mv t)reseueaud swora
to before me this v4ih day of November,
1800. V. O. Stkicklkr,
sxaiI Notary Tublio.
State or Nkbraoka, I ,
Doux as County. J
J. Phipps Roe, being first duly sworn.
on oath says that he has resided iu the
city of Omaha continuously for the past
sixteen years, ana has nvni in itunw
ka about tweutv years, auu mat ue ou
been a voter in the First ward or ths
city of Omaha for nearly sixU-en years$
that on the sin oay oi novriuixr.
hh dJ ol
went u iuj uu . v ..
ward in said city for the purpose of
voting and peddliug tickets in the In
terests of certain parties, among whom
was the Independent party; that wuue
be was thus engaged various meraoen
of the crowd, many of whom wore
Eersonal rights league badges, aaaaultea
im by throwing and knocking persons
against him and by shoving him vio
lently from one point to another, and
by using abusive and threatening lan
guage to him; that the said mob re
peatedly threatened to take him down
and toss him , into the Missouri river.
.That a man by the name of Ufnry Vosa,
who is an architect in . saiu city, unauy
caught him by the coat collar and jerk
ing the affiant forward, draging him
nearly half a block. That the mob fol
lowed behind yelling and hooting at the
amant ana inreatening me aiuaut wim
bodily injury. That they attempted to
throw the affiant into a wagon, their
purpose in so doing being unknown to
this affiant, hut ai affiant Relieves it
was for the purpose of doing him bodily
harm, and he verify believes that if he
not been that he made his escape from
the clutches of the mob tht great Uxll
lv harm would have been done him.
That because of these said assaults he
was forced to leave said polling place,
although he had lived in thai district
and been a voter at that polling place
for many years. That for fear the mob
would repeat tneir assauin maue upon
and carry out the threata which th-y
had made against him. affiant did t.ol
dare to return to said polling place dur
ing the remainder of the day.
He further aays that he appealed to a
special policeman who was standing
near by and who witnessed tne assaults,
to protect him from the violence nf the
mob and that neither the special police
man or either of the two regular police
men, wno - were also standing oy ana
witnessed the outrages, offered hira
the slightest protection, nor did they
even arrest any of the persona who baa ,
assaulted the amant.
; " J. Tnirrs Ron. -
Subscribed in any oresenc and sworn
to before me thf 22d day of November,
1890. V. O. Strickler,
State or Nebraska, lmd ,
Douglas County, f .
G. W. Clark, being first duly sworn.
deposes and says that he is 58 years ot
age; that on the 4th da of November,
1890, he was a citizen or the sia'e ot
Nebraska and a voter in the city of.
Omaha, and that he has been a citizen
of Omaha - for svei years; and upon
6aid 4th day of November, which was
the day of the general election, he wai
assaulted at the Second district of the
Fifth ward in said city of Omaha by
Henry Voss; that ho was peddling tick
ets of all parties on which were printed
For the- Prohibitory Amendment."
These tickets were taken wj - from
him repeatedly bv Henry Voss, who
afterwards said, "That is the way to
serve the damned son of a bitch; during
all of which time the mob ere calling
affiant all kinds of vile names and al
lying to him every epithet they could
'J be affiant atates tnat ne wimsiooa
the abuse of the mob and that he did
not offer to resent the assaults that were
made upon him, but that, upon the con
trary, he tried to avoid having any dif
ficulty with said yrsons, but that hit
efforts to keep an ay from them seemed
to infuriate them to a greater extent;
that he was finally grabbed by the arm
and forcibly dragged through the crowd
untd he got some distance from the
place of voting, and was then told r.y
his assailants that he would give the
affiant the option of either leaving ths
polls rlRht away quick' or having his
neck stretched;" that his grey halra had
hitherto protected him. but that they
would protect him no longer; the affiant
states that he lives in said ward and was
a voter In said district.
The only reason given by the mob fot
their repeated assaults upon him wai
that he was a prohibitionist, and they
said "No d n prohibitionist could live
in that precinct; that the police offered
the affiant no - protection, although the
affiant verily believes that the office?
woo was stationed at the polling ptacs
witnessed the assault.
. . ' G. W. Cl ARK.
Subscribed In mypre,nce and sworn
to before me this 24th day ot Novem
ber. 18U0. v V. O. STMICKLr.R,
seal Notary Publid.
- Twenty Millions of. Plunder.
One of the reasons why a bier treasury
surplus has been regarded with 60 much
iavor oy me monopolists wno control
the republican party may "be found ia
the annual report of the treasurer,
which has just boen made public. In
this Interesting document occur the fol
lowing items: "Surplus revenue for
the year, $103,344,430. of which
304.224 was paid out in premiums on
bonds purchased." ...
Twenty millions of dollars grabbed
by bondholders over and above ths
promise of the government to pay are,
likely to reconcile them to a surplus
which is made the sole excuse for such
bond purchases. With no unnecessary
taxation there would. Ihj , no surplus,
and with no surplus there would be bo
possibility of buying bonds at boom
is it to be doubted for a moment that
the weight ot these 20. 000 .000 U nn th
side of continued high tariffs and repub-
.A new fashion in Paris puts metal
boxes on the tombs In all the cemeteries.
Into Which the friends of the deceased .
can drop their cards, through the slit at
the topv v ' -
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