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r i) h v 1 (Sy y V v Cv w S) VOL. IL LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, JAN. 10; 1891. 4 0 I o 4, f f if .1-1 t!stl;s to Subscribers. Exminoss. ildMMIlMtUdtkMmilmWM of Mtt Enc utocHi? of the date of thotr axvif m we will nark this notio wixh bin or rot pencil, on toe date at which thatr ubaorip Uoa expire. We wtU Mod the paper two week! after expiration. If sot renewed fejr t ttne It wiu t dUooDUnued. ALLIANCE COMMENTS FROM THE STATE PRESS. Says the Glen Bock correspondent to the Auburn Herald: "The Farmer8, Alliance had a public installment of officers here last Saturday evening. H. C. Webb was installed as president for the ensuing year, Dr. C. L. Cook, vice, president; Frank NeibeL' secretary, and other officers whose names we did not learn. . L The Kearney Courier promises to en large within a very short time to a six celunfn, eight page sheet, and says it has closed the contract for new presses and material. , , " ; Six notices of final proof side by side with thirteen notices of sheriff's sales decorate one page of the Stockville (Frontier county) Sentinel. " ! - ' . " The Stockville Sentinel chronicles the following B. & M. Wuff: "J. D. Hor rell returned from Lincoln last Wednes day, where he tried to secure free transportation on a car load of goods from his old heme in Illinois for the drouth sufferers. Mr. Hold rege, in formed him that owing to the probable legislation this winter detrimental to railroad interests he could not promise' any more free transportation at present.' The Ainsworth Home Rule gives - no tice of a special meeting of Brown county Alliance to be held in the cotirt house at Ainsworth January 15. Says the St, Paul Preset-"A.N. Bige low came- up from Lincoln Monday evening and organized a Knights of Labor assembly in this city. The as- : sembly starts well, and judging from the very excellent material the Press observed in the lodge room, it bids fair to prosper and do much good in behalf of the cause it advocates. There is , no greater ayenue of mutual assistance than thai which comes through a well orisizei MfjnibJy conducted on the riU flan. THPnu i" t Caitew fLoWMe UJf . V AAVJ ' has tv.a tlLici : "Eureka," will prosper. The Minden Workman chronicles a meeting of district assembly No. 146 in that city January 5. ..The Blair Republican . publishes a r Grange department. cT-fee Greeley Herald contained sixteen notices of sheriff's sales last week, and still the farmers ought to be contented and happy. Fairfield Herald: Alliances at differ ent points over the state resolve to sup port papers only that support them. The press of itself is helpless unless supported and read. The safety of our government rests on the intelligence of the people. The hard facts are the pop ular press is so entirely controlled by monopoly that for political news other than suits the monied powers, it can in no wise be depended upon for facts, and knowing this the Alliance people propose to build up a press of their own and discontinue the abominable prac tice of building up a hiding place in their midst for the cloven hand of tho enemy. --. OFFICERS OF THE TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE. '.;..' Senate President pro temK W. A. Poynter of Boone. Secretary, C. H. Pirtle of Saunders. First Assistant Secretary, H. A, Ed wards of Hall. , , Second Assistant Secretary, E. E. - Carter of Burt. - Clerk Committeo of the Whole, D. McCall. ' Sergeant-at-Arms, Major Derby of Lincoln. " Doorkeeper, J. C. Stanley. Enrolling Clerk, Daniel Althen. Engrossing Clerk, C. L. Brainard. Postmaster, Isaac Uenthorn of Buff alo. Custodian of Cloak Room, H. E. . Dake. . .. , ' ' . House. Speaker, S. M. Elder of Clay. Chief Clerk, Eric Johnson' of Phelps. First Assistant Clerk, W. C. Hofden of Buffalo. Second Assistant 'Clerk, A. H. Bige low of Greeley, ' ' - Sergeant-at-Arms, Noah Michler of Hitchcock. Chaplain, Rev. Diffenbecker of Sheri dan. Postmistress, Mrs. Gillespie. Doorkeeper, G, W. Burt of Red Wil low. . , Enrolling Clerk, J. E. Hooper. Engrossing Cle rk, Fremont Core. The Garrett fence machine, manufac tured by S. H. Garrett,- Mansfield, O., is now an established success and is in successful operation in every stale and territory in tho United States. Every farmer should write to the above ad dress for catalogue and wholesale prices of wire and fencing material. 80 tf CREAM OF THE LATEST NEWS. Lawyer William D. Hughe, who was arrested in New York Wednesday night on the complaint of ex-Mayor Pendleton of Fort Worth, Tex., for forgery, was released on 13,000 bail. The piano store of Peck & Curtis at Red Bank, N. J., was badly damaged by fire. The Verwig factory at Cincinnati was burned on Thursday. j : A. J. Conistock. a prominent citizen of Powhattan, Kas., accidentally shot himself through the ankle, and his leg was amputated. A foreign syndicate has been organ ized to colonize portions of Brazil with farmers and artisans from Europe. , A Christmas fire in Union Club room in New York did $10,000 damage in the dining room. Frank . E. Dickinson and Minnie Brunsage were drowned while skating at Ann Arbor, Mich. The czar's friends announce he is not soliciting advice from other countries regarding Russia's : treatment of the Hebrews. O'Brien and Gill, the Irish envoys, have arrived at Bologne, France. They were received by a delegation of friends. ' 'Samuel Malone and John Hicks were burned to death in the former's dwell ing at Holden, Mo.,Christmas morning, the fire, perhaps, being incendiary for purposes of robbery. Thegovarnor of Missouri, as is the custom, pardoned two life prisoners on Christmas day. ; v- Forepaugh's theater at Baltimore was burned on Christmas day, and the loss was $300,000. ; An old lady in Indiana was made to walk by faith and prayer in one of Mrs. Woodford's meetings. An extensive fire occurred at Augus ta, Ga., Wednesday morning. A horse trade in Arkansas led to a hanging and some shooting. The fighting with the bad Indians is still progressing. The murderer of young Matthews, postmaster at Cagrollton, Miss., was acquitted on a plea of self defense. Cane or sorghum seed for syrup' and fodder purposes for Bile by the Fair field Steam Syrup Works, Fairfield, Neb. 30 2m 1 'Judge Llndley filed his report at Kan sas City in the diagonal right of-way suit on Wednesday. The Union Pacific Reck Islind war is liable to extend to St. Joseph and Kansas City. . . f Lwcom, Nb., Jz.u. 2.T.I.V. -Editors The alliance: Dear Sir: Will you kindly publish the following resolution that has bees adopted by the Knights of Labor assem blies with request that they be publlsed in our city papers. Yours truly, J.W.Sherwood, . Committee. Resolved, That the Knights of Labor of the city of Lincoln heartily endorse the course taken by the State candidates on the Independent ticket in the last cam paign; that we commend their action, in contesting the election, and fully be lieve that an impartial hearing by our State legislature of the evidence as brought out in the contest case, will not only place them in their seats as State officers but will be a well merited rebuke to those who have resorted to fraudu lent and disreputable means to elect their candidates. Signed by L. A. 673, P. J. Kent, M. W.; E. A. Kent, R. S. L. A. 1808, J. W. Emberson, M. W.; C. E. Woodard, R. S., pro tem. L. A. 2059, A. W. Irvine, M. W. H. Heltzman, R.S. L. A. 10069, L. S. Gelleck, M. W.; H. Scott, R. S. . THE RESULT OF THE CONTEST. There can be but little doubt now that the voluminous evidence in the contest case is in, tnat there was ample ground for contesting the unnatuial figures pre sented as the basis of election of James E. Boyd for governor. . The contest has amply, thoroughly and convincingly demonstrated the fact that the outra geous vote Returned for Boyd in Omaha was full of fraud and secured by tactics that would disgrace an election in the black belt of Mississippi. Behind the vote for Boyd was the mo tive that to secure his election, drove citizens from the polls, destroyed tick ets in the hands of the voters and in the direct hope that Boyd would nullify the will of the people if they declared for prohibition, created for him a vote that in a free and untrammeled election would have left him far in the rear. The evidence fully substantiates the fact that when election day dawned upon Omaha the deliberate intent was in waiting to be carried out, to elect Boyd by means fair or foul. But beyond all the fraud and crime! of the Omaha election, the contest and its attendant investigation , has demon strated the fact that James E. Boyd is not a citizen of tho United States and not being a citizen every vote cast for him was void. The law upon citizen ship is so simple, plain and concise, that it needs no lawyer to interpret who are citizens under it. The law is so clear that there is not one lawyer in ten whose convictions do not tell him that Boyd is not in it. The fact is that the contest so far as Boyd is concerned is ended. When the contest was first taken up The Call said it did not believe that there was any motive behind the vote cast for the republican state officers that could cloud the honesty of their election. The contest has not revealed any such motive. The fraud and bulldozing was confined to the contest for governor. Daily Call. A TERRIBLE THREAT, THI eOLDIIR AND CITIZCNS WARN ID OF A RAID. Settler and Ranchmen Deoert Their Property and Book Refnce In. the CtUee Bato Bill to the Front. ' Puns Ridge Aginct, S. D.. (via Rushvilie, Neb.,) Jan. 6. General Forsyth kas been suspended from com mand, pending the decision of a court of inquiry regarding the battle of Wounded Knee. The suspension came like a flash and created amazement in some minds. Official mouths are closed to all inquiries on the . subject It will probably become known to the general public, however, later on. The general has made a warm friend of per haps every person whom he has met here and few will withhold their tin cerest sympathy from him. Tho seriousness of the situation here is increasing. . Short Bull, the leading hostile chief , who" has ' distinguished himself all along, during this trouble,' by never for a moment considering any of the overtures looking on an ami cable settlement, but who has steadily stuck to his lair in the bad lands, and hUs.now assumed command of the great body of hostiies, last .anight told our spies that he would take this agency if it cost every warrior he had. ' Half breeds here have been informed by friends and relatives whom some of them have among the O hostiies-, that they had better move their families im mediately a long distance from thi ageney, as a great raid and massacre b certain. The half breeds are showing up what they think of this information by getting their families out of here with a rush, -'i' The government herder, John Dwyer, and Issue Clerk Pugh have . both dis covered through their Indian friends of years standing, that a raid and mas sacre has been fully decided upon oni maturely planned. - J : General Miles is thoroughly convers ant with all these facts, and he himself says that our situation is exceedingly critical. ' - - ' l' There are less than 600 soldiers here now, all told. : The party sent to Wounded ; Knoe to bury the dead Indians returned late last night. They found and buried ei;fcty-four bucks and sixty-three mws ii e'm. Itw e!o In addition to this total of 152 we have heard now and then of others who have been oarr'ed away by hostile scouts, etc., sufficient to swell the number ei dead Indiana, as a result of the battle of Wounded Knee, to fully 200, with several others yet to die in the impro vised hospital here.' Buffalo Bill is on his way here and there is every prospect that his expert nhooting will bo pressed into war ser vice the moment he arrives. , , -. Crave Times at Gordon. Gordon, Neb., Jan. 6. The situa tion is serious in the extreme. Settlers on the north are bringing their fami lies to town, leaving their homes and stock to be destroyed or to starve. J. B. O'Neil, living near the line, told me this morning that he could see a large body of Indians on the hills, north of his place, apparently watching. He has a line ranch, over 100 head of horses, and word was sent to him by half-breeds that the Indians would ride some of bis horses before this war was over. One of the painted devils rodo down within forty rods of his houso and corrall, evidently looking over the situation, preparing to make a raid. ; Oklahoma Indians Excited. , Kansas Crrr, Jan. 6. The Associ ated press correspondent at Guthrie, O. T., telegraphs about the situation among the Indians, that tho news of Sitting Bull's death and the fight at Wounded Knee, together with the ex aggerated reports of what the Indians believe to be the massacre of Sioux squaws and children, caused a commo tion among the Indians. A ghost dance is to be , held at Red Rock, point sixty miles north. Ordered to Disarm Them. Wichita, Kan., Jan. 6. The order telegraphed from military headquarters to Captain Woodson of the Fifth cav alry to disarm the Indians in the Chey enne and Arapahoe country has created the greatest anxiety among settlers in Oklahoma and on the borders of Texas. The Indians on the southwest reserva tions are peaceable enough, and the taking away of their arms . will, it is feared, have the effect of rousing a spirit of resistance now dormant. .. . tiU Artist Remington Captured. Omaha, Jan. 6. A special from White River, S. D., says Frederick Remington, Harper's war artist, was captured by a small party of hostiies yesterday. Remington was unarmed and the Indians turned him loose and told him to go home, taking his to laox and sketch book from him. At the independent caucus held in Lincoln Monday night the following gentlemen were nominated: For fcpsaker, 8. M. Elder, of Clay; chief clerk, Eric Johnson, of Phelps; presi dent of the senate, B. F. Boynton, of Boone; secretary of the senate, C. U. Pirtle, of Saunders.. - Starving to Death. Washington. Jan. 6. Dr. Sheldon Jackson of Illinois. United States sren cnl agent of education In Alaska, has submitted a preliminary report to the commissioner of education on his ob servations in that territory last sum ner. He says .that the Esqu..naux from time immemorial have lived upon the whale and seal of their coasts, the gah and aquatic, birds of their rivers and the caribou, or wild reindeer, of t&elr vast inland plains. The supply cf these for years was abundant and furnished ample food for all the peo ple. But fifty years ago American whalers, having exhausted the supply ia other waters, found their way into the Northern Pacific ocean Then com r enced in that section the slaughter tzi destruction of whales that went ' leadily forward at the rate of hiin-Ji-eds of thousands annually until they ere destroyed and driven out of the .. aciflc. They were then followed into Jehring sea and the slaughter went on, the whales taking refuge among the loe fields of the Arctjo ocean, and thither the whalers followed. In this relentless hunt the whales have been Iriven still farther into the inaccessible regions of the North Pole, until they are no longer within the reach of the natives. ; . - Dr. Jackson says that the groat Lards of buffalo that once roamed the" western prairies have been extermin ted for their pelts, as the whales have teen sacrificed for the fat that incased their bodies. - With the destruction of the whale one large source of food supply for the natives has been cut off. A large supply was derived from the walrus, which once swarmed in great numbers in the northern seas. : The whales then turned tbelr attention to the walrus, destroying thousands an nually for the sake of the ivory in their tusks. Dr. Jackson says that where a few years ago the walrus was so numerous that their bellowings were heard above the roar of the waves, this year he cruised for weeks without seeing or hearing one. The walrus as a source of . food, supply is already practically extinct and the seal and sea lion, he says, once so common in Behring sea, are now be coming so scarce that it is with diffi culty that the natives procure suffici ent number skins to cover their boats, and their flesh,, because of its rarity, has become a luxury. Five tr";ion cans of salmon, am ma- from Alaska, and the business, wL.a is still in its Infancy, the report says, means starvation to the native races In the near future. Dr. Jackson says that in this crisis it is important that steps should be taken at once by the present congress to afford relief by appropriating money to feed them, as is now done in the case of mauy North American In dians. In conclusion, Dr. Jackson says that congress should appropriate money, which, in effect, "reclaim and make valuable a vast area of land otherwise worthless, would introduce large, per manent and wealth producing indus tries where none previously existed, and would take a barbarian people, on the verge of starvation, and lift thorn up to comfortable self-support and civ illzatlon." J. Venzuelan Prosperity. Washikgton, Jan. 5. The bureau of American republics is in receipt of recent official information from Yen. zuela which shows that country to be enjoying almost unprecedented pros perity. During the last fiscal year the national revenue derived from customs reached nearly $6,000,000. The na tional debt has been reduced to $22 617,000 and the population in 1890 is given as 2,239,000. The total exports were valued at- $18,000,000. the larg est ever known, and the imports amounted to $15,900,000, of which $4 600,000 came from England and $8? 900,000 from the United States. The crops of coffee and cocoa during the past year were unprecedented and the prices of both articles were higher than for many years previous, which was added largely the wealth of the country. Will Try a Change. Washington, Jan, 5. The present Indian troubles are likely to result in several important changes in the juris diction of two cabinet officers. ; During the past week there has been a grow, ing impression that the transfer of the Indian service to the war department has been delayed altogether too long, and that with army officers responsible for the care of-the Indians the scandals growing out of the alleged shortcom ings of the Indian agents would cease. It may be that the efiorts which are contemplated in this direction will be too late for a successful outcome this year, but ii is almost certain the trans fer will ,b made in the near future. At the same time it is quite likely that a great deal of the existing red tape and duplication of work in the pension office may be eliminated . by transfer ring that bureau to the war depart ment. At the same time there is no good reason why the Indian service, as well as the pension bureau, should not be under tho control of secretary of war, and' on the other hand there are innumerable excellent reasons why they should be under his control. CONGRESSIONAL. Senate. - Washington, Jan. 5. The' senate mot at noon with the vice president In the chair. Scores "f petitions for and against the Conger lard bill and the Torrey - bankruptcy bill were pre sented. : : The committee on privileges and elections reported back the credentials of Frederick T. Dubois as senator-elect from Idaho for the term of six years oe ginning March t next wita we state ment that it is the usage of the senate to consider any question that may arise on the credentials of senator at a ses sion held during the term for. which the senator claims to be elected and not before. The committee therefore recommended that Dubois' credentials be placed on file, and it was so ordered. The credentials of Ehoup and UeCon- nell, senators-elect from Idaho, were reported back with the recommenda tion that McConnell he sworn in.Ehoup having already taken his seat. . The oath of office was thereupon adminis tered to McConnell. The senate then went into executive session; and soon afterwards resumed consideration of the election bill. Af ter some discussion it was laid aside, by vote of 34 to 29, for consideration of the financial bill;' but no definite ac tion was takon. Adjourned. House. Washington, Jan. 6. In tho houso tooy Mr. Henderson of Iowa pre sented the conference report on the ur gent deficiency bill, and in doing so stated that the senato hod receded from its amendments, but that the house might expect to meet the same question on the legislative or on tho general deficiency bill. Mr. Cannon of Illinois moved to sus pend the rules and pass the senate bill for a public building at Danville, 111. Agreed to yeas 14'J, nays 15 tho clerk noting a quorum. : Adjourned. The Irrigation Problem. Washington, Jan. 6. Messrs. . O. Shellenberger and J. H. Uannna of Chase county, Nebraska, are. in Wash- incrton on business connected with the artesian well problem. They have hai an interview with Senator Mandersca and will call on Secretary T.uz'x ail the scpervislig engineer of fco tU cultural erV CSr t r-tle"n ...... -r those who are i. J 1 ta L ,.- tion problem that there Was an arpro- prlatlon of $20,000 in the deficiency appropriation bill. A proviso in the bill prevented the secretary of agricul ture from using it for the purpose of boring wells, and for this reason it is hardly likely that the gentlemen from Chase county will be successful in their mission, which is-to induce the secre tary of agficnltdre to make some tests there of the artesian plan for bringing the underflow to the surface for irriga tion purposes. ' Secretary Rush has had geologists and agents in the field from the 26th of April to the winter season of 1890, and during that time expended $17,199 and has just sent in a voluminous re port showing what has been done in the way of observations and so forth. In September 1890, there was a further appropriation of $40,000 for the same purpose, and nearly all of this Is still available to carry on the work'. Sena tor Casey of North Dakota wanted time for further exploration beyond the 1st of July next, which was the limit fixed by the act to close the mat ter up. The secretary of agriculture has not yet replied to the Casey resolu tion asking what more time if , needed Preparing for an Emergency. New York, Jan. 7. An Annapolis special to the Times says: Comment has been aroused among naval officers over a series of orders emanating from the navy department within the past few weeks directing the commissioning of warships at San Francisco and order ing various other cruisers to Pacific waters. - Under the present orders no less than eleven warships and five reve nue cutters will soon be in commission in the Pacific and ready for duty. If, in addition, the rumored chartering and arming of seven steamers for reve nue cutter duty in Behring sea proves correct the United States naval force will number twenty-three ships, pgalnst five British gunboats and one armored vessel at present protecting the inter ests of Great Britain in the north Pa cific. In view of the present Behring sea controversy and the rumored char tering of steamers for' revenue cutter duty, this position is deemed ominous. AW ashingtori special to . the same paper says: Persons interested ifc. the Behring sea controversy have read with some concern dispatches from Europe which intimate that the British fleet is to be complemented in the north Pacific by the fleet of the German em pire. Intimations are heard that the navy department is proceeding in a way to indicate a . determination to meet this display of English, and Ger man force by an increase of the United States fleet on the west coast and by the immediate concentration of avail able vessels at San Francisco. The naval officers asked about it appear to be in absolute ignorance concerning the whole business. CZAR DEL ft L73 ITi::J C..:. o. d. iszixELjsim cm U? A3 AUTOCRAT OF TIIX KSS2A3 KA IXSISLATU2S. A DSTESUINATION TO C3AT CZtO WITHOUT R3AR3 TO LAV OH TK2 WILL C? TIZ2 coMYKmcn. On Wednesday afternoon wLra & joint convention tczss.V.sit til cf the conspiracy between tls Csji crsxl and the 'railroad bctkm cf tsa rrp:L!l can party was devli. It wo fir Uenu Got. lcin to cn t riht to pndi over & j;ls.t c:ivca tlon; and when the speaker prt!l:L:l tho returns to declare Ccyd duly elect J. Boyd would then txls tt cilh ttrt ome itinerant notary and d&sa&i t office, there to remain until, a tzszt process of law would oust feim. Til program the Lieut. Gov. aiisrtii t carry out, but he met stacl;":; tl;;!:s in the fact that the jciit ccaver'ax without rules, that the p'ia izti c! . the constitution is tU s 7r:x - should presids, that ipe-icr I! !;r iii the custody of the retrrri z re fused in the attsncs cf cy rx!) f ;t tli convention to acknowirOtr. t ".r.J john as presiding ocsr or all ia azy way to carry out this monstrous asl illegal program. ;v The adoption of the rales of the' lart legislature by the two houati sepuxU-j does not adopt them for i ist era vetttion; and until th.t csrrttilan i c'.lzi cCherwiss thoss rules r :t Li teres. TLs proposes cf tla ! " 1 was fcir and rcialr. It wts Cix::r mlt29 cf t-e convention thox'.J Is t polntcl to whoai all pr peri rtl:!:j ti the coctc3 thonldbe rt:;rrei, tzl tlzt it was not e btczt of tts ccrr " lVc-::jcf ctrtcrt fctt Cit if Mlir J t' I el- a&i Li ts cf ;;-. 1 tJ. 3C, the convent!;. . Ia run::-::: s cf I" " j. i"3 cr !.rr arbitrary rirj. Zi r J C xz.'JLz to adjourn oct cf crr. U nlJl t entertain any motion ktoklRj towci reference of the contest to a ccn:-lls. Never in the history of any state Lss a more , high-handed outrage been at tempted upon the sicred ri;ht of suff rage. A little rallrsadattorney a third-rate shyfticf fco3i. country vil- lage sets himself up as the autocrat and dictator to one hundred and thirty-three of the chosen men of this state. We cannot believe that any number of republicans are in this vile plot. We have too much respect for honorable men who are proud of the same of re publican to believe It Some republicans think that the inde pendents intend, when they get the opportunity, to unseat the whole repub lican state ticket by an arbitrary vote. This Is not true. - Should this matter b ' referred to a fair committee such as was appointed today, no man would be unseated unless it was conclusively shown that he was elected by fraud. The independents are fair men, and do not propose to make any precedent that they will not be willing to face here after. The joint convention should adopt rules at once, among them one to de clare who should be its presiding offi cers, and then adopt a reasonable and fair mode of procedure which would allow an equitable decision of the con test . ' ' i Mr. Meikeljohn refused to-day in the senate to entertain amotion to adopt rules, and then refused to entertain aa appeal from his decision; This ia a gross nsurption, no chairman on earth can legally deny the right of appeaL By doing so he puts himself in the po sition of a dictator over the body of which he is simply the servant. . His only right to preside over the joint convention is derived from a rule which that body has not adopted. ' The Independents stand in this con test for law and order against conspire-' cy and usurpationfor the purity of the ballot against ruffianism and mob rule. They are making history. Let them stand firm as the eternal hills for the right, and their enemies will respect them and every honest citizen applaud and sustain them. : ic:;,' Lit the CoxviiowrrsDrlATOHCB DETEBMINB WHO SHALL BE ITS PEXSIO INO OFFICER, STI SKFOBCB ITS OBDKK" WITH NEATNESS AKD DISPATCH. '