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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE,- LINCOLN NEB. SATURDAY, FEB., 14. 1891.
TWO SOULS WITH BUT A SINGLE
THOUGHT WO HEARTS THAT
' BEAT AS ONE.
In Lincoln, about Jan. 10, 1891, Mr.
Boodle Bepoblican to Miss Stayinga
bility Democrat, Mister Mikle John
Both of the "high gondractiog
boobies' are well known, Mr. Repub
lican having held a high position in
Nebraska for twenty-one years and
heretofore has proved himself able to
cope with all the gay young maidens of
his acquaintance and come out heart
whole. But this time he was unable to
withstand the advances of Miss Demo
crat, who lauded him In her matri
monial net successfully. It is said by
some who are In a position to know,
that If the marriage had not come off
there would have been a damage
suit for blighted affections and some
thing else which we will not mention
here. Miss Democrat is a gay spinster
of uncertain age, who has been looking
out for such young men with more
money than brains for some time,' at
one time having nearly ensnared the
wiley Ben Butler. Last fall it was
whispered ' around that a , marriage
1 jet ween Miss Democrat and Mr.
Farmers' Alliance, would take place
soon, but Mr. Alliance not wanting to
start a collection of ancient curios, re;
spectfuDy declined. ;.
" Immediately after the ceremony the
couple set out for their wedding tourup
Salt river, having engaged passage on
the mudsoow "Jointaession."
' The bride was attired in a fine silk
imported Boyd dress, governor trim
mings, : which were liberally scented
with Rose water. She had on a pair of
wooden No. 12 slippers presented her
by the Samoset club of Omaha, with
World-Bee-HeraU monogram. The
groom was attired in a supreme court
shoe string. Albion Calliope.
THE OVERTHROW OF THE LEG
ISLATIVE DEPARTMENT OF
All questions concerning the contest
sink into absolute insignificance com
pared with the overthrow of free gov
ernment in the, dethronement of the
. legislative branch of a great state.
"Never since Charles the First of Eng
land attempted to sieze the patriot
Pymm and his associates in parliament j
till these presents have so great a viola- i
tionof the constitutional rights of the!
legislative department been censum-1
mated," said a great lawyer to the writer J
a few days ago. The mild protest made :
was not the thing. It was a time fori
action, and men were not found equal
. to the occasion. ' Weakness from sub-'
, mission to corporate rule has made the
farmer element craven, and a little force
from tyrants and they yield. Honest,
but weak tit subjects for subordinates
for the powers that be. .
The remedy must be In the farmers
educating their boys and girls and im
proving the class. (They are too easily
wheedled, deceived, too confident, thjuk
they know much and are the veriest
tools and playthings in the hands of
The mild protest, wavering, final,
meek, cringing submission; next fawn
ning sycophancy; last, scene of all,
farmer slaves! corporate kings!
Or will you rise now to a level with
the emergency, and make the protest
with the force it should have had in the i
HON. GEO. HASTINGS, ATTORNEY
GENERAL, ' STAND UP
; Are you not Attorney-General of the
state 6f Nebraska! .
Did not your predecessor immediate
ly vacate and give yon full possession of
the office, when the supreme court, in
your behalf, interrupted the legislature
and prevented its canvassing the votes!
- Since that time has there been any
person or obstacle in the way to pre
vent the performance by you of the
whole official duties' as one of the con
stitutionally created executive officers
of this state!
, If not. why then have you not per
formed those duties!
Are you not the only officer who can
prosecute a quo-warranto suit in the
supreme court of this state! - Did you
not, as attorney-general, know that
fact, and also know that no private
person could prosecute such a suit until
you had refused so to prosecute it in
your name! '; :-.v;-' ,.
When you came into office did you
not too well know that an alien, in
gross violation of the constitution of
this state, was seeking installation into
the highest executive office thereof?:
Did you not then also know that
Governor Thayer, in accordance with
his official oath to faithfully execute
the constitution and laws of this state,
was faithfully maintaining them with
4 Did he not then ask yon, as the only
constitutional officer in this state who
could do soto bring the quo-warranto
suit, to guard the constitution from in
vasion, and maintain the good order,
honor and dignity of the people of tins'
Did not Governor Thayer also em
ploy eminent counsel, ovChlef Jur e
Mason, and prepare and present xr" ax
proper papers and request an . urge
you to txrfora your official constitu
tional duty t
Did you not refuse!
Why did you?
Is it true, as you are reported to have
said, that it was because one of the
judge of the supreme court requested
you not to file the papers, or to use as
nearly as we are able your language,
that one of the judges said, "I suppose
you will decline to tile them?"
If you are corrrctly reported, do you
know why that judge "so supposed?"
Was that an original suggestion from
that judge? ' . I f
Was it in consequence of what you
had before told the judge that you
would not file it!
Was it a matter of conference between
you, as attorney-general of this state,
and one of the judges of the supreme
court thereof, whether you would de
cline to perform your duties as one of
its constitutional officers! v v
If it was, is not this outraged public
entitled to know what took place at
that conference! .
. If you declined, of your own volition
and without suggestions of anyone,
why did you! Why did you?
Was not the cause weighty enough
when the constitution was in danger!
Was not the request from a high
enough source when the governor of the
state officially made it? -.:; '
Was not the application Im proper
form when made by as eminent counsel
as it was?
Was it not ' without mentaj effort or
strain upon your official ease, when
lawyers of pre-eminent ability were
tendered - you to carry forward tho
Was not the exigency great enough
when, in time of . peace, armed soldiery
by day and double sentinel by night,
must guard the right with powder, ball
and steel? . . v
Why did you refuse! Why do you
Was it because the Hon. T. J. Majors.
the only other man besides yourself who
legally could file it, would not, and so
by your declining, the constituted right
would be overthrown!
Was it because you were afraid of
"the foreigners' troops" in your own
.Was your refusal on the theory, that
you too would bo judge in your own
case, and do no official Act that might
influence prejudicial! yt your own case?.
Was not your refusal before the lst
decision of the supreme court! ,
Does it not seem to you strikingly in
harmony with that?
Can a constitutional officer, without
excuse, refuse to perform a great press
ing constitutional duty, still hold the
ofiice, and not be called to account for
Ought not the ' legislature, instead of
calling you to account, give you more
deputies and stenographers with larger
salaries in your office, , despite section
25, Art. v, of the constitution forbidding
allowance for clerk hire In your office!
Is your majority in Omaha over your
colleagues, by reason of. your being in'
tne uoya comDine, J:sjgmncant.i!a con
nection with your refusal!
"A MAN MAY SMILE AND SMILE,
AND BE A VILLAIN.". .
The gentleman from Nemaha, known
as Church Howe, is said to be a very
smooth mas, and be is at present la
boring haid with the hayseeds to keep
up the reputation. Mr. Howe proposes
to have all the glory possible out of the
twenty-second session of the Nebraska
legislature. If he fails to introduce a
bill, he rushes round and amends it so
that all the original force is lost: If he
can possibly discover or imagine that
any Independent member proposes to
introduce a bill, he brings in one of the
same nature and uses all the chicanery
aud villainy for which he is famous to
hurry his bill through. And lie says
it may 1)e possible that the gentlemen
on the other side of the room may have
bills just as good, but they may never
be reached this session. And he makes
the ingenious statement that such has
bpen the plan of legislation for twenty
five years past. Thus while he is pos
ing as the people's friend, he is getting
lots of bills through whose author is
the Hon. Church Howe. When the
legislature adjourns, Mr. Howe wJl
rise smilingly and tell how "we killed
the bear." He is a cunning hypocrite,
and is bound to be advertised as a re
former. He is like a "balky mule be
will not cross a bridge unless there is a
team in front and one behind him and
although he has been to the bridge off
and on for years, never thought of go
ing across until now, in the wild rush cf
public opinion, he crosses with a bound
as if he had never balked in his iiie.
But the people who are acquainted with
the mule are onto his tricks and will
see that he does not steal all their
thunder. Not this year.
THE NEW NATION.
No. 1, Vof. 1, of the New Nation,
edited by Edward Bellamy, is on our
table. It is a neatly printed, half mag
azine, half newspaper, of SO pages, is
sued weekly at Boston, Mass. If Mr.
Bellamy meets the grand success as an
editor that be lias as an author, the suc
cess of his paper will be prodigious.
Mr. Bellamy's salutatory is a contrast
between the old nation and the new.
Hi? delineations of what the new will
be is very pleasing, and we hope it may
soon be realized.
A Bill to Increase Licenses.
Lincoln, Feb. .
I desire to call your attention to a bill
introduced by Mr. Modie amending the
Slocumb liquor law so as to raise the
license to $2,000 in all cities over 10,000
inhabitants. This would only affect
Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings and Beatrice,
apd would be a material benefit to
each. Take Omaha, with about 240 sa
loons at 1,000 each. The proposed law
would reduce the number over 100 apd
would really raise the revenue to school
fund. It would result in throwing sa
loons out of the residence portion of
the city and bring them to the business
part of the town, where they should be.
It would wipe eut all the low down
slums in the outskirts, dance halls and
road houses, and confine the trade to
the locality where the' police are most
numerous and fully able to detect vio
lations of the law. ,
It is estimated now. that Omaha
brewers pay over 100 licenses. Even
St. Louis and Milwaukee brewers pay
licenses there. The 11,000 is advanced
by the brewers to individuals and the
license money deducted from the sales.
It takes capital to start in any other
business, but in this case the individual
asking license has no means, and starts
indebted to the brewers for his license.
Wipe these out and we would have 140
left, which is certainly enough to fur
nish poison to one community.
Omaha is, in Its liquor business and
fire and police department, under the
control of a police commission ap
pointed by the governor. An effort
was to be made at this session to place
the power bf appointment of the board
in the hands of the mayor, but the op
position was so strong that the matter
has been withdrawn. . The saloon ele
ment of Omaha and the people of tho
city, after casting over 28,000 votes for
the Slocumb law, now see the liquor
element devising means to openly vio
late that law. No prosecution of a vio
lator of that law reaches a conviction.
The commission have power upon con
viction to revoke a license for disobey
ing the law. Under that method a suit
is brought in police court and scarcely
ever tried, but if it is, it is appealed
to the district court where it is never
tried; so that we are without means to
punish. The police commission ask
legislation that will give them the
power to absolutely revoke a license on
conviction bfore their board of viola
tion of the law.
.Th?sshould be granted. ; Tho board
should remain nonpartisan as it is,
and our police and lire department
under its jurisdiction, and thus be ut
terly outside the strife of politics. . ,
We now have a chief of police and a
force that will enforce the law. We
elope saloons on Sunday aud at mid-:
night, and are only lame in the fact
that we have too many saloons and no
Cower to revoke licenses. We now
ave a saloon city council and a mayor
pledged to enforce the law, but I fear he
is going over to the enemy, and our
only protection is the police commis
sion, which has stood nobly by honor
More than fifty of these saloons open
ly violate the law. They are convicted
by the commission, but the city attorney
will not bring suits, so we. are power
less. We ask legislation to raise the
tsense to $2,000 to reduce the number,
and power to enforce the law on -those
left There is a warm sentiment among
our people in favor of the change, but
unfortunately we are not represented
in the legislature. Two or three of the
delegation are in sympathy with the
movement, but the majority are open
advocates of the saloon element and we
are compelled to appeal to the great
body-of members outside of Douglas.
It is a righteous change, ltawill be in
the interest of law and order. It will
be a vtt&t benefit to the cities affected
by the law. It is in the direct line of
high license. It will take the evil from
residence districts. It will reduce the
number of people supported by the
trade. It will throw them into other
channels. The strict enforcement of
t he law will give a quiet Sunday and
half the night to the bar-keepers and
owners, and give them an opportunity
to know their families. It will enable
working men who secure their pay
Saturday night to save many of their
hard, earned dollars. It will re
duce crime because it reduces the
number of the places where it is com
mitted. It will encourage the advo
cates of good government who hail
with delight a farmers' legislature be
cause they believe it will result in se
curing those beneficial reforms which
would be impossible by a lawyers' legis
We appeal to the hotly of tillers of
the soil, assuring them that no more
lardable act can be done by them, and
that it wilt reduce the lawless class to
such an extent that under such legis
lation Omaha can become whatitehould
be, the pride and admiration of the state.
Omaha Business Max.
t3F Boyd pronounced " characterize
cha-rac-terize. If all we have heard
about his dual relations is true, it is not
strange that he is a little mixed about
the derivatives of character.
, J3T" Mri. Boyd was very solicitous as
to the welfare and salary of the supreme
court judges. This is quite natural. A
court that will aid in foisting an alien
into the governor's chair is entitled to
Editor-Post-Master-Gere to his
assistant p. m. "That Burrows is pub
lishing a daily paper, is he?" :
Ass't "Yes, I believe he is." ;
Mr. Gere "Docs it get into the of
fice regularly?" , .
Ass't " Well y-e-s, pretty regu
larly." "' '' - :'-,
Mr. Gere "Does it get to the towns
around here regularly!"
Ass't "You bet it does regularly
twenty-four hours behind the Journal."
"Mi. Gere '"That's right. -' There's
nothing like regularity in the post-office."
l&U to lfc O 8tMk
This yonng man like a great many
other people wanted all he could get
for his money and aa a matter of course
he earn right to our store and sever
got any further than tho .
. Shoe Eepirtjnent
. When we say we-are selling boots
and shoes cheaper than anybody, ex
presses it very mild. Our prioee can
not be equaled, a look through ov de
partment will convince yon that what
we say is true for good Btraight, Hon
est Goods, we lead the procession.
A fine French kid H. T., rt3.C0
worth t5.00. -
A fine Dongtola H. T., for $160 worti
, A fine Doogola flexible sole for 2.00
worth 3 50.
Ladies' fine kid flexible sole for 1.S
Ladies' fine kid button for $1.75
worth $3.50. ;
Ladies' fine Brazillian kid for $1.25
Ladies' best Pebble Goat for $1.50
' Ladies' best Calf button for $1.75
Ladies' best OU Grain for $1.05 worth
Ladies' beat Kid button for 78o worth
Misses' fine Dongula heel and spring
heel for $1.75 worth $2.25.
Misses' fine Kid heel and spring heel
for $1.50 worth $2.00.
Misses' fine Dongola heel and spring
neel for $1.25 worth $1.75.
Misses' fine . Pebble Goat calf tip
spring heel for $1.55 worth $2.25.
Muses' fine School shoes all solid
spring heel for $1.20 worth $1.75.
Hisses fine UU urain all solid spring
heel foi 98a worth $1.35.
' Child's French Kid sizes 8 to 10
spring heel 11.55 to $2.25.
Child's H. C. Dongola. 8 to 104
spring heel, $1.35 to $2.00.
Child's H. O. Pebble goat, 8 to 10
spring heel, $1.25 to $1.75.
Obild's. enr kid, 5 to 8. spring heel.
Child's Pebble gr 5 to 8, S3 j to $1.35,
Child's Pebble solar tip 5 to 8, 75c to
A job lot of children's shoes, sizes
from 1 to 8, for 10, 25, 35 and Wo.
Men's oil grain working shoe for $1,
' Men's oil grain Godmore shoe for,
$1.35, worth $1.75.
Men's buff copf nil solid shoe for
$1.15, worth $1.75.
Men's buff calf lace and eons, $1.30,
Men's buff calf laee and oong shoe
for $1.75, worth $2.50.
- . Men's fine buff calf laee and oong
shoe for $2, worth $3.
Men's fine calf hand welt lace and
oong shoe for $2.20, worth $3.25.
Men a Kane hand sewed lace and
eeng shoe for $3, worth $5.
Men's French calf hand sewed shoe
for $4, worth 6.
Boys' calf button H. O. for $1.75,
Boys' calf button for $1.50, worth
Boys' oil grain shoes for $1.25, worth
Boys' heavy calf for 95o, worth $1.50
China and Crockery T7are.
In this department the same low
prices prevail and we are sure a visit
will result in one or more purchases.
The department embraces glassware,
crockery and atone ware, lamps and
lamp goods, etc. Bead these prices :
Teacups, 5c; with handle, 69 ; coffee
cups, 6 l-4o, with handle, 7ic; tea
saueers, 5c; coffee saucers, 6 l-ts;
5-inch plates, 6c; 6 inch plates, 67s;
7-inch plates, 7c; 8 -inch plates, 8ic;
7- inch soup- plates, 8s; 8 inch soup
plates, 9c; 8 inch platters, 19o: 9-inoh
platters, 24c; 10-inch platters, 29s; 11
inch platters,33e; 12-inch platters,a9a;
14-inch platters. 44c; small bowls (36)
11c; medium bowls (30), 14o; large
bowls (24), 17c; 0-inch round scalloped
vegetable dishes, 14c; 6-inch round
scalloped vegetable dishes, 19 j; 7-inch
round scalloped vegetable dishes, 21c;
8- inch round scalloped vegetable dishes,
29c; 9-inh round scalloped vegetable
dishes, 83o; 10-inch round scalloped
vegetable dishes, 38o; fine oval pickle
dishes, 16c; 7-inch covered tureen, 54c;
8-inch covered tureen, 63c; No. 36 fancy
shape pitcher, holds one pint, 14o; No.
80 fancy shape pitcher, holds one
quart, 19e; No. 24 fancy shape pitcher,
holds 3 pints, 24o; So. 12 fancy shape
pitcher, holds 2 qiarts, 33s; No. 6 fan
cy shape pitcher, holds one gallon, 48e;
plain dessert dishes, 4o; sugar bowls,
89c; large wash pitchers. 39c This is
the celebrated J. and G. Meakins'
ware and is the best white ironstone
ehisa made on this earth. We have in
stock some rare patterns of Havelin's
decorated dinner and tea sets at right
S rices. We show a few very handsome
ecorated porcelain ware that we can
ell as complete dinner or tea sets or
by the single piece. This is a very de
sirable thing to buy, as yon can have
as large or small a set as yon please to
begin with and add to it as your purse
allows or your circumstancen demand.
Be sure you see this when yon came
in. Oar stock is complete in all de
partments and prices are guaranteed
TJOIPUONK Ma 4TS.
Uaxwell, Sharpe & Ross Co.
1533-34-36-38 East O St., Lincoln.
sUU erato pitapuy attended taw
Cor. 6th & P Sis. Lineoln, Nebraska
Oas blook ftma a. iM. mL ImM
tkrouftkout bf stcMB a Itf ht4 bf clac
trtattr. IlKstrla o4 (MuS, aa4 all noden
eeevenlraoas. , U-lm
P. W. CCrrLAKO, Prapnetor
LINCOLN, MSB. v
Pccrh Qu Cth Sts.
Caali 25 Cts. Lod-bg:, 25 and K) Cta.
It A. IIAWLSY, Ptep'r. Utf
Bates 12. per dev. Special rates by the week.
One block (com motor line. Stta
OMAXXA. V- IT1323.
i is i N Street.
Can serve 500 at a single meal.
Wm. Latin, Johw. M. BrswAat
LEESE & STEWART.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Will practice In all the courts of the
state. Correspondence sollclllted. 81
No. 231 South 11th St.
LINCOLN, j : t : NEBRASKA.
Ibmtval bwiirt4 br...l .
Rmlrmm4 Mt. PyBM4 . .
JO-EVERYEODY READ, READ, READ
m ESDJlS '223,
AND BS IWTOXMD'AS TO TBM
UNDS3 COVES OF LAW.
XT'T-H Is tbemoat itartliai potttiea! sear
palet of the djr, wtatoh ery eltlara sfeoaM
trT"W want at) of our nbtwren to read
"Our Republican Monarchy." Tola book Is
a aoathlnc portrayal of the noaatrouaiy un
equal and unluat condlttout now eitebav In
the United State, atated as the author aaya
wit plainness, 'hat the people may' under,
stand It. '"J. Dcmiowk. Ex. pres. Kattonnl
Alliance and Editor f ABMaaa Alliajici ef
PMC, fit. CENTS. 1
Or we will aend the Aluamcb one year and
the book for 11.40. ' Utf
llniiiwi n rant nr W'll nn monthly
apyments by J. Stevenson with J. H.
Mcftiurtry, corner or tievenm ana xu.
For rheumatism, neuralgia, Bright'
disease, sciatica, etc., consult Dr. Aley,
1025 O street, Lincoln, Neb. 83tf
25 PEE CENT-.''-
Cash Discount Sales Commencing
Dress Goods, Silks, . ,
Underwear, Hosiery, Corsefe,.
Handkerchiefs and Ndtioris,
Infants Wear, Fur Miifisy
Collarettes and Fur
Everything in our store will be sold at a cash
discount of 25 per cent off our regular prices,
excepting our imported dress patterns above
$12.50 and fine fur capes, on which wo will al
low a discbunt of 16 per
One-third off Clsak S&la
Bet. Tenth and Eleventh Sts. 1023 0 St.
NURSSStY CROWN .
Forest Trco Cccdlinso.
or AU KIHDS.
Noas-ents. Deal direct with custom
ers. Have commission middlemen.
Send for price lint.
R03T. W. FLT18.
4w85 "Brownvie, Keb.
And all aorta of fruit, ahade and ornament
tree and plants at ' -
Aab, boa elder and black tooest aced for
ale. Write fr price Hat Address
tm34 YOUNG EES OO, Gemva, Xetx
Cccd Corn Per; Clo.
Any one wantlnj fsod seed eorn can
v 4-8ar mif " colon, Neb.
BedGrdare, Fruit trees and ifiXXx
Largest Stock, Lowest fiittx
11 am moth dewberry taf"- -e i t"e v wat-
berry far prairtet.
urHy,Tul8 Ue, U( 1 --".A-., 1
Walnut. Cettonwooii. era. Vj.. 1 ki
sale prioe. Save tJ per went v-1 snHe tr
my pnoe u. au4 EM.u.uii.
Sl-Sm "MdkaK, JMonCo, 13.
Mention tmu Aixiaci when vM write.
ftvr.T7!nri1 oit w4t j .a.
ornamental euruba -1 re M !. .
aortment is earrted. Colorado blue frv,
apooialfy. Forest aedllnt.ort,,"Wel' a.
pa, black and hw fWt,f3 X JUlk-
.leaew oraaM and k siaiu:i mu'Mrrr. Prieea
very low. instrto'lo book, 1 . C"aje
rree. aoareea, -id uoTi hcjitai. Mia ay
Meatloa t!s paper. ,
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Special arreea-map forbnytff aeeds
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una paper naetiMomea.
A full aaertmfot cr
Porcct end FrdtTrc:3,
Fianta, Tines, Ete.,ef . .
Hardiest sorts for Ket?v. tn-A
to AlllatMMtofaHHee. Ifc4 for vr t
orth Irend hf, !,nJ lo'tui
en. uwBirti . w. a. ,
uAlKBe ortitl wUr to boy setel
orfovdoera,eaa4.J vUly 'jtaj
TTT'' TT fT
See'r AViaaee ro.lr3, esrsr r v
lt'Viil Prevent I.i j ,C...rw
la the freateat dlaoovery of the sale for
KSimSi C3 l!s tzi 1
It la a natural remedy and preventative of
all dtaeaaea of the blood and dlieetlve ortrama.
It acta freely on the liver and kldnera; tend
to tone up the whole animal ey tern and ia a
ure preventative of Hot- Cholera. I lb., 8yvlt
and 51b. boxes at 2So, Mm. and fl.OO rtp
tively. Manufactured only by '
WX8TXBV 8 TOOK OOD COKrAT,
Bloomneld, Iowa. .
Continues this Wesk.
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