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C!;: lomtr' Alliance,
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Tee Aixiat IYbixshixo Co.
CMitm awl X Sw.. Lincoln, X-
IHi1 jmiuw w ...
J. M. leuareo.
la tke beauty of the Bllles ,
Chrlrf tu born across the sea,
Hth a glory to his bosom
That transfigures you and ma.
At be strove to make men holy
Let ni strive to make tbem free,
Slace God ia marching on."
Julia Wtrd Eortt.
"Laurel crowns cleave to deserts,
AA power to him who power exerts.'
A ruddy drop of manly blood
The urging sea outweighs."
"Ha who cannot reason Is a fool,
Ee who will not reason ia a coward.
lie who dare not reason Is a slave."
til fastness eomiounicauons w
AMttm muter for publication to Editor
T17 triTtnn both il1 of the paper
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HIS FARilERS' ALLIANCE
rTMJSHED WKEILT AT
OOXMER 11TH AND M STREETS,
paper in the state.
J. BURROWS. Editor.
T. M. THOMPSON. Business Ma'gr.
rreeent size and form lirbt piire. feren
eelumn quarto. Largett weekly paper pub.
llafted In Kelrak.
Caatalets la Every Department.
Aavertlalng Hate made knows on applica
tion. tseeorlptlsa, (1 25 per Mnum Invariably In
&UMATt$. Fve annual lubtoriptlon 85.00.
rertte sending olubi u above may add sin
gle aubaerlpUoni at club rtci.
Tniuiimoner'ir and Looking
' Backward pott paid (1 60
Labor and Capital 1 0
m - carter's Column...,
" Our Republican
- Cuthlng's .Manual
Dot b covera...,. ISO
" " Whltber are we
... . . .
' Smitb'a Diagram
. and Rules.,.,.. 160
. " Brioc'sFtoancial
CatcchUm..... 1 SO
s Baker's Money Mo-
nopoly... , 1 SIS
, a ,u Kichard'l Crown ... 150
ltte above book for sale at this office and
eat post paid on receipt of price aa followi;
lawklng Backward , ,60cm.
Caster Column BOcta.
Labor and Capital ,. sicta.
Our Republican Monarchy, JScts.
Cuehlmt Manual, Paper coven gjets.
: " Cloth coven Kcti.
Smith's Diagram and rules... socte.
Whither are we Drifting f 1 W.
Briee's Financial Catecbiam Met.
Bakerl Money Monopoly.,,.., SScta.
Menard's Crown ..60cte.
Address tuUNCi PUS. CO., Lincoln, Nn.
"He who falls for labor enters a grave
already illumined by the dawn." Victor
Huge. " - ;
The Alliance poeti-y department
contains this week a choice gem from
Mrs. Miriam C. Buck, entitled "The
The Bee says that tin went up in the
American market as soon as the McKin
ley bill was passed, but declares that
trusts were to blame for that calamity,
and not the tariff bill. Will that jour
nal pray continue the story and tell us
who are responsible for the trusts?
The Fullerton 1'ost proudly publishes
this line under its title head: "Tho only
democratic paper ia Nance county."
Good, Bro. Tanner, we are glad to hear
it. Keep up your patience, and you
will soon be able to make it "the only
democratic papor in Nebraska."
The St. Paul Great H'est publishes this
motto In a conspicuous place In every
issue of its paper. "Forfeiture U in
force in Minnesota and not a solitary
dollar has left the state nor does the
braggart intend to move." This is the
practical result of "ruinous usury laws"
is one stats."
A prominent figure and an enthuslas
tie worker for a third party ia the Cin
lanati conference was Jsm Harper of
IlllaoU. Mr. Harper enjoys the dis
tinction of having nominated Abraham
Lincoln In the conrentiou tbe lint time
he raa for president. Abe Lincoln re
publicans are more numerous these days
In the people's party than In the stal
wart railroad n public tn ranks.
One mult of lite people's movement
tuMbeentbeeolmtgeof aa?w wtr.l, "vol
Itocracj," ItUdtrvjd from politic,
plutocracy aud arUtomry This trl
aeadsd monster baa oomblned his final
dMt undor oua thin, and will tint l
death en the Uttle Held of tbe ballot.
The people's army U getting Into fghl
lag trim and Is p(prtug to retake Its
gvwraiurftt, which Abraham Lincoln
aUI KiiuUI I of tH fxj'i", fr .
pes and by the prop!.
JoeepB llwell, jTviulneot lawyer
Kd poialcis of lkU, IWk ruun'V.
r-untuad K 'fklrJ !U!rt. i!1
k-u. J.uriKJ .i.i
try wanted hot dl:M md .f Won
trc iWr d thai tb ecuutty wwetd
tZ. tat atfii without tl. T'. Wli g
t tow Uauttb la the Ikitigb
eriXtj avaittag trial before the
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TO PROUlhlTUX tXTEUSIASTS.
Every effort possible was made by the
old party ringsters at Cincinnati to cause
the national union conference tc record
itself as opposed to prohibition and in
favor cf whiskey. Aa invitation was
eat to the convention to take lunch at
a "manufacturing establishment" near
the pLice of meeting, bat it was discov
ered to be a trap to get them into a
brewery, and the invitation was not ac
cepted. A strong effort is bung made
by anti-prohibition papers to show that
the people's party has gone on record
as against prohibition, because it didn't
choose to put a prohibition plank in its
platform. It is safe to say that more
than three-fourths of the members of
that convention were strong tewporanee
men, but they went to Oncinnatti with
a plain purpose, and duty to perform,
and that duty didn't Include the annihi
lation of the whiskey traffic, however
much he may be in favor of it. The
people's party docs not reckon that it
will be ablo to destroy at one foil swoop
all tbe political, social and moral evils
of this country. It has ia view the cor
rection of some of tbe great political
evils of tbe United States, and tbe roan
who is blind enough not to see that their
success in this clort will give material
assistance to tbe correction of social
and moral vices is surely to be pitied.
On the other band every reasoning
man knows that the whisky traflic hold
within its vice-like grip both the repub
lican and democratic parties. A ghastly
example of tho truth of this was pre
sented in Nebraska last fall. Tbe "per
sonal liberty league" proceeded in a
business way to sound the candidates
for state offices on the liquor question,
and then elected their choice by means
which proved to be mostly foul This
was done in tbe face of the fact that 82,
000 voters wanted prohibition, and the
whiskey league's candidates received
only 70, 0C0to.es and wueakct d. Tim
is conclusive that prohibitionists want
prohibition last, and a party collar first,
that is most of tbem do. Now they
can look over the three national parties
the republican, democratic and peo
ple'sduring the next year, and take
their choice when they go to the pol's
If they think tbe people's party is going
to be domineered by the saloon as the
two old parties are, God pity them . The
very foundation of the new party is an
effort to escape from vice, dictation,
corruption and debauchery.
THOSE JfOX-PARTlSAN JUDGES.
Tbe republicans have suddenly become
very non-partisan. Tbey see tbe hand
writing on the wall and they're going
to hedge this fall. It won't do to go in
to a square tight, meet defeat, and then
go before the country next year with
Nebraska outside the republican column..
The game will be a non-partisan jtidi
ciary. The chips will fly la every judl
cial district. Bar associations will be
leaded, and then asked to name a can
didate. Read the sensible remarks of
the Lincoln Herald on this subject:
Some of our exchanges are suggesting
that there is great virtue in a non-partisan
judiciary. So there is ia tho eyes of
of a minority party. ' But when tbe re
publicans have been enjoying the beau
ties and blessings of a partisan judiciary
for some thirty years, and it sorter gets
around to where a partisan judiciary
elected this fall would kinder grind
them, it is no time to talk about a non
partisan dodge. A judge is no worse
for having po'itics. If the majority
doesn't like the politics let it change the
Judge. The cry of non-partisan judi
ciary is generally raised to cover up
something worso than politics.
It may be just as well to say now that
bar associations and other devices for
selecting judges will not be in it this fall.
The common herd propose to have a
whack at It.
ROSE HATER AS AXDRIAX0.
Rosewater has by practical demon
stration found that tie farmers of Ne
braska are through with the Bee. Tie
can't gain their ears through biscolumns
any Jonger. They have cast the trait
orous sheet aside and its words fall up
on stony ground. All this has driven
Rosey in desperation to adopt another
scheme to secure readers. The Imple
ment Dealer is the name of a monthly
purpt rtcd to be devoted to the imple
ment trade. This sheet has its olllce In
the Bet building at Omaha. Its brunch
o (11 cos in Lincoln ahd Council Bluffs are
at tbe Bee branch offices in those cities.
"A, Koth Andriaao" is the high sound
log narus of the "editor." This is an
auuiifauie uunuiuu) iur noxuwaiei"
Isn't it? It is presumed that this sheet
is gotten into the hands of tho farmers
through the ageury of the Implement
dealers. The lut iamio has an article
abusing tho farmers for leaving the plow
long enough to vote, and for haviug a
few Ideas uot furnished them ready
made by the "bows." We republish
here a few extracts from the tirade:
"From all parts of the land comes the
err ft the mwr unwntnxMen farmer.
Overburdened with mortgages, oppress
ed by the bloated bond bidders cf the
East. ete . etc , ad intiultuiu. Does it
ever occur to the couutry editor, who
tiU hi column wits ui n rot, what
ratik nonsense he is writing!''
t)!d ti ever oiC'tr to the anlmtl who
its In the palatial building at Onuba
and writes such rot that the country td
lur U right out la the rnUUt td tu "poor
daWDtroddeo fnurt,and know what
It U talking about?
rnn at tlmt frw M Mfi!.
UHr of tbe Ht and fusli'ita by
iHiiltlcal diimg , tbe farturr ha
Imii i-tatliiallv In I lit tiuil a thai hi ia
I the wt mu'mWe lot on tub. and
! tb dma bae ba m) Ur
MluH Ultff the UfMvr fri hi
!t.w WmUnrtr. wit. f,w
lw)et ii H'tilU-sl dt ad beat. t,hU tl
J.tvWn ts)b el knavery kM ;'r
n t U Wit l Wd tt (ttw pettui-wt'
a t ut a tki.ifubua tuMi.l a
hste ner U lure dtiyvarvd t;e teit)s4
live hl! of XUo teiir ttiga statta vt tiur
"hUtlr ia)tere the West U
',l' Vh applied te the istnuaw
jtd 't.fdy plonevts wki hate ma
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE,
homes upon tbe bleak praries of western
Nebraska and nine-tenths of whom
dared last fall to vote their own con
victions, it becomes positively superb.
Of course it was tbe rankest of knavery
and ignorance that elected those rant
ing shyrter lawyers and political dead
beats to tne legislature last winter.
(Rosewater adjectives for all the world!)
And of couneit was knavery and ignor
ance that aided in the performance of
fmch ridiculous comedies as the passage
of tbe AustmliaS ballot law, and the
railroad maximum iate law, and the
law com el log tbe state treasurer to
account for interest on state money,
and school book law, and the constitu
tional amendment resolution providing
for the election of three railroad com
missioners, and many other equally vil
lainous and malicious measures. "Shift
less squatters," "political demagogues,"
"ranting shyster lawyers," and "politi
cal dead beau" deserve a Siberian exile
for these calamities that have been fore
ed upon long-suffering capitalists and
tbe other respectable members of the
"Free coinaee. unlimited circulation,
and a government loan oflice is the ral
lying cry of this senseless rabble. They
call themselves the people's party. Has
any party advocating the rights and
privileges (so called) of any one class
the right to call itself the people's party.
ii tne farmer constitutes tne people,
what Is the merchant, the mechanic, tbe
manufacturer, the scholar, the artist?"
Free coinage brazen Impudence!
This senseless rabble ought to know
that government loan oilices are for the
use of banks and respectable people on
ly. Such presumption on tbe part of
the common herd is positive anarchy.
If the farmer thinks be belongs to that
element called the "poople," he had
better go and soak himself.
"What is needed by our farmer is les
politics and more work, less criticism on
the extravagance of tne government ana
more thrift ia tbe management of bis
Of course. Go to work. Let the gov
ernment take care of itself. The "peo
ple" are running it and they will see
that it don't get away from tbem. Mind
your own business, Mr. Farmer.
A CASK OF 'EXPEDIENCY.
The combined monopolies of this
country have placed a law upon the
statute books of tbe United States which
provides that the treasurer may pay the
interest on our national debt, or the
out-standing bonds which is the same
thing, one year in advance, and not
even the interest on tbe Interest is de
ducted for that time. This law is found
on page 153 of "The Laws Relating to
Loans and Currency," and an extract
reads as follows: "That the secretary
of thertreasury be authorized to antici
pate the payment of interest on the
public debt, by a period of not to ex
ceed one year, from time to time, either
with or without rebate of Interest upon
tho coupons as to him may seem
expedient." Tbe secretary of the
Treasury, both under the Cleve
land and the Harrison administrations
has invariably deemed it "expedient to
band over this enormous amount of
government money one year before it
was due and without rebate of any
kind. It can easily be imagined why
it is "expedient" for him to do so. If
the bond holders have found it "expedi
ent" to placo this piece of legislation up
our statutes, of course they are certain
to follow up the line of "expediency"
in their selection of officers to adminis
trate that law.
Even at the present time the Interest
on every bond, even to the currency 6,
has been paid, so that no interest will
be due on any part of the neatly STOO,-
000,000 the government owes until July,
18U2. This payment of interest in ad
vance tonds to enhance the price of
bonds on the market. That operates
directly to the interest of the bond
holders and against the very govern
ment that issued those bonds. You
often see republican papers boasting be
cause government ooncis are wortn a
premium. Those papers forget to tell
us that the government pays for that
premium iu good hard money. Under
this system the government is compelled
to pay dearer when it goes into the mar
ket to buy its own bonds than it would
had this law not been passed. $
THE REPVBUCAX PLAX IX LIX
COLX. Mr. S. J. Kent, an independent, was
recently elected to the position of secre
tary of the Lincoln Board of Education.
W, W. W. Jones, a republican, has held
that place for sevetal years past at a
salary of ei.Su) per year. Lo! and be
hold, and now comes the gang back
with a reduction of the salary of tie
secretary of tho board of education to
t."nt0 per year. Hear, ye natives! Re
publican secretary, $1,5W per year, in
dependent secretary f00 per year.
Mighty Is the whangdoodle when ho
gets oa hi ear. Let 'em keep up the
circus. When the next flection
comes alug, the Lincoln and Luneatti t
county republicans will think that a
Lake Shore, Cremona nud Western
freight train ha picd over tlu ir pros
trate form, individually aud tvliic
H urlitetu. ia a turt of India
crwt eoundnc,y: lrty piriform
have been a set f daunting lie, an t
sremada to dfit-Ue, they were never
intended Id be carried out; the Intermit
of the people do But ecter ttito coiUWr
U,n with the party Icadcri.'
ortU'uty a fraoh adiuilon.
The slauihrfou tongua ct the B 4 .b
Jmnrt.il tli" - It thai Juhn
, Ywra rtMd I be deputy lalmr
rtunuiUxW uhL at tt V1 becuu he
wwVt have Hi give t-p hi J ib of pte.l
du: pI th Alliance tt UOM pf
tntm 1 1 jMfitt I a very M
th l.r a Ikete is a!aiy vhter
or pay tt any tcfl tieit c netd
with the prviWiwy ol any Al)Uw,
Un-d. aiM or aluiat. The t t.ry
abd lecturer art the on!y t t.-er who
drv it teat f pty.
LINCOLN, XEB., THURSDAY, 3IAY 28, 18)
THE TARIFF OX TIM
The supporters of the; JIcKic'.evtariff
iniquity have been shouting long ana
loud about the great tin plat industry
which has grown up in this country in
consequence thereof. The factory of
Ex Congressman Niedringhsns at St.
Louis has been pointed to with great
pride tt i shining example of protec
tion. Little tin plates, aiieg?a to oe en
tirely of American manufacture, have
been scattered broadcast over the coun
try. Ail this noise tempted tbe New
York Timet to examine Niedringhans
"magnificent manufactory" and to pub
lish tbe result of the examination.
Briefly, it shows that the American tin
plate industry consists of a wooden
shed, fifty feet long, fifteen feet wide
and ten feet high, partitioned Into three
rooms. The working force lacornposed
of six men four of whom were import
ed from Wales and two boys. Their
labor consisted of coating with boiling
tin a number of sheet-iron plates to be
used In advertising the "industry."" No
other articles are made in the mammoth
establishment of Niedringhan?.
In this connection it may not be ami
to state that the importation of Velh
tin plate last month was more than
double what it was in the corresponding
month last year, and the prices are
higher. As the Omaha Bee remarks;
Upon Iht passage of the bill it is true
that tin plate went up in tbe American
market from 14.50 to $Y50 and f 5 75
per hundred pounds, and it still remains
at that very high price."
THE OLD SOLDIER RACKET.
Tbe republican newspapers are still
industriously disseminating the infor
mation throughout the country that a
convention of Independent editors in
Kansas adopted a resolution denouncing
the G. A. R. In strong terms. The ac
cusation has been proven false by nu
merous affidavits, but here is a little
plank from tbe people's party platform
adopted at Cincinnati, which is perti
nent to the subject in hand:
Resohed, That while the party in pow
er in 1K09 pledged tbe faith of the na
tion to pay a debt in coin that bad been
contracted ou a depreciated currency
basis and payable in currency, thus add
ing nearly 81,000,000,000 to the burden
of tbe people, which meant gold for the
bond holders and depreciated currency
for the soldier, and holding that tbe men
who imperilled their lives to save the
life of a nation should have been paid
in money as good as that paid to the
bondholder, we demand the issue of
legal tender Treasury notet in sufficient
amount to make the pay of the soldier?
equal to par with coin or such other leg
islation as shall do equal and exict jus
tice to the Union soldiers of this coun
try. .VS. C0YLE W0ULDXT SIGX.
Considerable publicity has been given
to the discharge of Mr. John R. Coyle
as agent of Eikhorn road at Dwight,
Nebraska. The railroad company has
caused statements to be published say
ing that Mr. Coyle was discharged for
insubordination, but this is effectually
disproved, and be makes the following
statements over his own signature as to
the facts in the matter:
A petition was presented me to ask
Governor Boyd to veto the Newberry
bill, which I refused to sign. The con
ductor carrying it told me that he would
report my actions to the superintendent
Jibe superintendent bad said tnat any
man who would not sign the petition
should not have a position with the
company. The traveling auditor check
ing me out said that the company want
ed only those who would work for its
interest in everything. I was imme
diately discharged after refusing to sign
the petition, and suortly alter a paper
was circula ed in Dwight, with, strict
orders to let no one get actual posses'
sion of it, explaining the cause of my
difc';a"ge something very unusual in
dealing with such small matters.
As nothing can be brought up to re
fleet any discredit on me, I wish to have
tho immediate cause of my dismisnal
made known in order to clear the peo
pie's mind of any such misrepresenta
tion as that of Mr. Golden's.
J. R. Covle.
FAXT AX EXTRA SESSION. JA-
A very large portion of our independ
ent exchanges are demaudiug au extra
session of the legislature for the purpoAe
of passing a railroad freight rite law
Petitions are evidently beiug circulated
to this effect, among the people, as the
following significant item from tho
Gmdey Indtptndtnt will show:
Out of one hundred and ninety-one
people that have been presented with
the petition a-klug that a special session
of tiio legiidature le called for the pur
pose of padng a law fio.'eruing freight
rates hi the state, but eleveu hav re
fused o lgu it, and to explain tha re
fusal of th eleven, It is only tu ceHry
to S.-1V that clue of the eleven art bank
er, lawyer and politician.
The newspaper circulation war be
tweeo the A- an 1 the BWId Herat J lm
Ui h settled and the result i mifatora
bin M Imth of thrill. A few wet U
a couple of seiudlef a took In 8s, Jwpli
people on an "airship" Lemr, and
the Otiuhi papers aire I tha Uke.
l.a.t Sunday the earn wim!!er ctn.e
t.ttlmdi. and btw tlummiid peroti
ll ii-L.'d to ! park Ij ere the "air hlp"
A wi-Mlaj wsi ta hive oc
curred at the height of I.U"d ft, aid
the Up wa chdu!d to tl', f r Chi
cago at 4 octot k. Th d tr l'!U-ai
ucruirtd 'uaotiil!y but t'i gt re
Cfllplt went altmg lntd cf th h!p,
.tw 4,oi) mvH ou!d IV dawi by
j tll uu $. U tud aSixtdy Un e
wd ra.4 W rtt'U.urd it! I the
taoory that tbe l and liw Utl4
lying Vwt I vlr tilt! !.,
Omaha p .p! ar etldutnly tdtag
mil othtr Had r f Llerature.
U O l p. tsui.' iMf XU t.l tiid CH I
IV-ipl Party,'. '
More Din Than Tin.
V.'e hear every day of the great things
the tin plate manufacturers are doing
in the line of talk, but the Iron Age, a
rabid protectionist paper, doubtless
tells the truth when it asserts that tin
plate manufacture is practically accom
plishing nothing in this country but
artificial noise. Boston. Globe.
The Alliance man is in it.
Fat Cleveland is the Democrat man
The Republican man is Blaine;
The Alliance man hi not yet groomed
But he'll get there just the same.
"The Brighter the Moon Shines, tbe More
the Dogs Howl."
We saw a dog run across a ten-acre
lot aud bark at the cars. The cars did
not seem to care, but the dog reminded
us of some men who are barking at the
Alliance. Alliance Sentinel.
Oppression of Capital.
It is not hatred against capital, but
hatred against its oppression, that is the
saving watchword of the toilers, who
are preparing tu do away with the pres
ent oppressive system of industry.
Journal of knights of Labor.
They're not Eastern Dudes.
The "upper ten" of Washington arc
considerably disappointed in their esti
mate of the Alliance congressman from
tbe West. Instead of seeing "wild and
woolly cow-boys," they found, them to
be walking encyclopedias upon tlie
questions of finance, land, and trans
A Joke on the Railroads.
It would be a great joke upon the
railroads and tbe politicians if Governor
Thayer should call the legislature to
gether and should approve whatever
legislation on the railroad question they
might pass. We do not tbiuk Governor
Thayer will do this, but he has been so
outrageously treated by his former
friends that it is not possible to predict
what he will Ho. Aurora Register.
Rises to Inquire. ,
The question now is: Will Governor
Thayer call a special session of the leg
islature to give the over-burdened farm
ers some protection against railroad
robbery? It is now in his power to show
his good will and sympa'.hy for the peo
ple. Will he doit? Greeley Independent.
An Honest Confession, Etc.
If during the last few years, the re
publican press instead of pandering to
the dictates of corrupt leaders, had bold
ly and honestly contended for purity
and justice in politics, we would not
now find ourselves in such a sorrow
condition as a party. The policy has
been to "hold up for the party leaders,"
right or wrong, and this policy has ruin
ed us. Cedar Rapids Republican.
Wants Calf Hastings Bounced.
We only wish the old man (Thayer)
had the power to bounce that calf Hast
ings from the office of Attorney General
which he has disgraced, and we think
our cup of joy would in that case be
about full. Atrora Riglsier.
Why ThoseVitrioiic Fusilades of Ridicule?
Does any member of our Order who
was former it arepuoucan Dut is now
voting for "Bettie and the babies" think
that this reform revolution is a demo
crat trick? if so, just let him select a
dozen of the leading democrat papers of
the South and observe the vitriolic f usi
lade of ridicule, misrepresentation and
abuse which they are pouring into our
Order, its officers and principles. If he
was a democrat and thinks it a republi
can trick, get a few Kansas, Nebraska
and Iowa republican papers aud read
tnem that will be sufficient if he ispos
sessed of common horse sense. Butler
A Staia on the Supreme Court.
The inmost facts may never be brought
out, but the impression made upon the
people that the supremo court was in
volved in a devllwh conspiracy to defeat
justice and prevent intended anti-monopoly
legislation will never be erased.
If the members of this court are honest
they are certainly to be pitied. -Cedar
lipids Bepubliran, (Ucp.)
Republican Advice to Qov. Thayer
Will Governor Thayer call an extra
session id the legislature and include In
It, the demand for the enactmeut of
just r.d r ad law? Gov. Thayer now
owe nothing to the republican leaders,
or "party 1m'." They treated him
himeful!y all through the gulwrnator
Int couteit and heed Indignities one
after another ojhu him bcrau he did
what he thought to be his duty under
hi oath to the state. He doe owe ll to
hi high posUuii and to the umti of the
people of the state ti endesvor to t arry
out the will of that people. If & t
pnMicau brad'Tt ate controlled by rail
road luilurum a the tote of the repult
llcau wnsttor ob the NewUrry b!HwiH
t i Indicate, aud a the hum of the lieu
pi's d-i!vl a n'irpvl law h ew o
Ibrm to d. what he tat to old dti it
lie iHigbt to statu! ly Ihe pusipie and
carry out the will of the majority. IU
dut j I plaht . - (bt'fWe
"Utllttuid re a putilie tteii,T ' d
trerf"Ce skdd but b rripp'ed by tt
iit UnU'lm '' (t u. gtl aUo be said
that the pu'ilie 1 a taiSrvad eeveaaliy,
Ht ti rure any kind of leg !,vLi
the ttUfnt.l nuy lit i.j Uil.t t Mpou
It rauuet l raatUy reutd. Tha
uKnud eou'.d live wiihvit: the public,
mt Mm puiW ruhl I live wutwut the;
Ui read, tea kuw. j
Congressman Kern and J. W. Coulter,
of Adams county, called at the Alliance
office Friday last on their return from
Cincinnati. They were very euthusias
cver the convention.
Mr. J. Burrows, editor of this paper,
left Cincinnati for New York and Con
necticut after the close of the conven
tion, and will spend some time visiting
in those states. jL-
Col. A. L. Bixby, the talent editor
of tho Platte County Sentinel at Colum
bus, was a pleasant caller at the Al
liance ottice !aturaay. ihe sentinel
has recently became an independent
paper, having grown weary of republi
can corruption, whereat the republican
press is very angry. Tbe more good
round abuse you get from those shysters
Brother Bixby, the better will your
conversion be appreciated by the inde
The "Alliance" party may be a dem
ocratic side-show as the republicans al
lege, but If It is tbe democrats seem to
be in mortal terror lest it shall eclipse
the main circus. Listen to the wail of
the New York Sun, a democratic paper:
Tbe conference, congress, or confabu
lation which began at Cincinnati yester
day includes thelargest variety of cranks
corner-grocery economists, ploughtail
socialists, out-at the-elbows politicians,
thinkers with a screw loose, and patriots
waiting for something to turn up, that
lias ever bee a on exhibition.
After twenty years of hard and inces
sant service in tbe editorial harness I
start out to-day on a European tour of
observation and recreation, from which
I hope to return by the middle of Sep
tember. E. Roseirater in Bee, May 28th,
being about two columns of explana
tions in full.
It might have baen shortened to this
"The lire is getting oo heavy, I've got
to run. E. RoseirotJ-, bound for Europe."
Eastern Roads and Shippers Hold
Another Conference on the Subject
WGBLD'S FAIR TEAFPIO.
Betolutlo". Adopted at the Freight
Agent' Conference The Tourist Bate
ProblemTo lluild the Bloomfleld'
Line Mew Bailread Project.
Chicago, May 20. Whether the east
ern roads will succeed in an arrange
ment of the dressed beef, live stock and
provision traffic from Chicago to the
seaboard is still an -nigma. Another
conference on this subject was held at
the rooms of the Central Traffic associa
tion. It was called by the committee of
shippers appointed at the former meet
ing and among the prominent packing
house representatives were those of
Nelson Morris, Swift & Co., Hammond
& Co., Armour & Co., S. W. Allerton
and the North Packing and Pro
vision company of Boston. Let
ters from other prominent ship
pers were received, the majority of
which recorded the votes of the writers
in favor of the movement. It was de
cided, however, that it would not be
wise for tbe Chicago shippers to go into
this scheme without the co-operation
of their competitors at other important
points, and it was agreed that if a divis
ion of business were put into effect by
the eastern roads it should be made to
apply from other shipping centers and
gateways as well as from Chicajo.
The resultfof the conference was a ros
lution to eend communications to tha
shippers of other Important points ask
ing them to appoint committees to meet
the Chicago committee at some future
date with a view of defining definitely
whether they should co-operate with th
pothers in sustaining an east-bound blind
Chicago, May 26. The lines in the
Western Passenger association did not
find smooth sailing when they met to
fix summer tourist rates. The agree
ment entered into by the Chicago and
Alton, the Wabash and the Burlington
to the effect Uiat no rates for tourists
between any points should lie less than
80 per cent, of the standard round trip
rates, was quietly sat down upon ,by
Chairman Finley, who ruled that the
managers of individual lines had no
right to make irftlcpendent agree
ments of that kind. Accordingly the
matter was submitted to a vote of tha
entire association, but it could not bo,
settled liecause some of those priaent
were eot authorized to vote on the ques
tion. The Alum made additional
tronbleby refusing to allow reduced
rates to eastern points reached by the
Michigau Central, tho Luke Hhore and
other lines participatinfi in the boycott,
thus making tourUt rates iuipoMblo.o
eaT-Wra points except timae iroached by
tbe Grand Ti uuk direct.
-1 Werld's ralr Traffie,
Ciucaoo, May 20. At a meeting o?
the general fri;ht agent of the Chicago
iOht-Umiid luien, tbe following resolu
tion wa adopted:
IteMilvrit. That It be 4 he wnw oftli
rhlemocumittit'ee that npin all traftic
fir the wtrtd's l,'iiimbiun eiioiiitin I Ik
line will make 1. Hn ry at rurreut rale
eolnldiiihMi on all smh tmrtlu direct ta
I heir varlixtscnunertiniM with (lie Illinois
t'rntral tvtul, the Utter iimiunr lone
cry l l, Mitia for delivery nt tlienKl
tuin Kniuiwl and at awiiien a)uuiit aud
tvlivt-tltKI of thuruin, If afijr,
New !iallraa,t I'n jrrl.
I.iwt.O . May lU-f. II. Fauhret,
j renidr iit of IheCulmubtia anj Milwau
kee road. b di.e.l of Urge U..clt
if hie lubltngs tu the Nnrttdk ant
Wentrrn tuMiple, wh have a fine Hearty
mtupit-4 ta Iruntutt, it., where ttn-v
ruuiint wilt) tu Nmtu Valley ttiel
hil t (Vlntnbn. It U l I tlml tinvrncr
U It. Hill f Vw Vlt aa t .).,,..
tienefat WanattinkeT of I'litladl.-tit.t
will furnUti tha money fur tb biulaie '
of the line. When eimflid tl wi:i
hi ise a rv-ot trn th (ibu river ta
Vuk-K in .k Mulurf jj, Itience
b sU-atMe l Lae i nt i f pn lit.
! HnW SaTvftaa tank
Mi,' tut, U, Vy ifi-.letriSi
tt tbe cal ttitlMif ut tlie state tuit i
Ve HtW o aatuhef wf the reitree U
w ill suit, fwr.un'v h t it. The 4
t' iiMl l Aii tUti t I K stra it iif lw
?vk v.-t, t nt I.m Alilwaoke tt4y U
ts aUKt fUle;. W.fll batlttf rV
eluetl ta Or Itttutiia Hilhve haa hld
ftvaitvr et if is .utMsisii i.t, tint u
v.w, ue t.n anpplted (mm U
Ivw tiir aud ttn tiit. ru! sijui en.
FIYE HEW JUDGES.
Frcballe Appointments for the Land
EAUM WILL EESIQU.
Es-Gorersor Beaver af Feaaiytraala,
KaaMd aa HI Soeeeasor Peaeioa,
Oflice IroeB-alarUiee Hax
Washisqtoh, May 8. The teW
eourt to adjust private bind claims in
the west where the old Spanish grants
still cloud titles, will be announced the
coming week. It will be composed of
three Republicans and two TVmocrats.
Tbe Republicans have been !Iisen. An
annoucement of the full court would
have been Saturday but for the fact
that a hitch occurred over the Demo
cratic selections. This part of the
work was supposed to - have been fin
ished, but at the last moment it was
discovered that the Democrats who
have been named were not qualified.
The discovery caused a postponement.
Fresh timber was called for. As soon
as the president can pick out two ac- '
ceptable Democrats the full court will
be announced. . Tbe members will be
awked to qualify and organize for work.
Tbe three Republicans selected for the
new court are said to be ex-Representative
Payson of Illinois, ex-Representative
Thompson of Ohio, and a Kansas)
man, but not ex-Representative Peters,
as was at one time reported. In giving
two of these live judgeships to the
Democrats the president has been more
liberal than they expected. The south
will get one, and perhaps both of tbe
places if available candidates are pre
sented. The president is, however, in
sisting on high-class material from
which to ma'ue tbe selections.
Supreme Ceurt Decisioee,
Washington, May 20. The supreme
court of the United States adjourned
nntil the second Monday in October. A
large number of decisions, several of
them of general importance, were ren
dered by tbe court. The most import
ant case decided was that ef John M.
Wilkerson, sheriff! of Shawnee county,
Kansas, against Charles H. Roher.
This is one of the original package cases
and it came to the supreme court on an
appeal Irom tne Kansas United States
circuit court. Roher was the agent at
Topeka, Kan., for a Kansas City, Mo ,
liquor firm. Last year he offered for
sale, beer and whisky in original pack
ages. Roher was arrested for violating
the Kansas prohibition law, but
the United States circuit court for
Kansas released him on n writ of habeas
corpus. The Kansas authorities then
brought the case to tho supreme court
on an appeal. The court reverses the
circuit court's decree and remands the
cause for further proceedings.
A Urlton Demands Indemnity.
Ankiston, Ala., May 26. Wm. Bern
ard, a subject of Queen Victoria,, living
near Annist n, wants indemnity from
the United States government for a re
cent assault upon himself. Aliout a
month ago Bernard bad a difficulty
with two brothers named Hudson, who
live in the same community with him
self. A day or two later he was sick
and confined to his bed. While unable
to get up one of the Hudsons and a
friend called at his house for the pur
pose of a settlement, and learning that
Bernard was sick, a load of buckshot .
was fired into his bed; but he escaped
by rolling o and crawling under tbe
bed just in time to save himself. Hud-
son and the other party left the com
munity at once and have not returned.
Bernard got well, and a day or two ago
addressed a letter to Governor Jones of
Alabama, and one tojthe British minis
ter at Washington, calling on them to
secure for him redress for the injury to
bis feelings and the danger to his life.
The cause of the trouble was a personal
Investigation in the Pension Oflice,
Washington, May 26. -Assistant
Secretary Bussey and commissioner
Raum instituted an investigation at the
pension office into the charges prefered
against Maj. Barker, chief of the rec
ord division, for appropriating money
to his personal use, which was raised
for tbe willow of a cierk, recently
deceased; and also against J. M. Dona
hue, who endorsed notes and represen
ted a money lender not employed in tho
office. Th bulk of the testimony
showed that Barker never had the
money belonging to the widow in bis
posession. Hie conclusion of tbe in
vestigation will, it is understood, exon
erate Barker, but the charges against
Donahue were fully substantiated by
Commissioner Kauiu Will Resign.
Washington, May 20. There is
ground for stating that the President
and Pension Commissioner Raum have
arrived at sn uuderstnuding. and that
the commissioner will resign about tho
first of August or September. It ia
felt that Gen. Raum bus been to a de
gree tho victim of circumstances. Tbe
dispoxitibn is to deal with him as con
siderately as pwdlile, but at the same
time the judneut is that a change
ouuht to l" liimlt). The name of Lx
Governor Leaver of Pennsylvania, is
HUKgiisted for tht plage, and if he can bo
induced to acriit it he will probably
succeed (ien. Itaimi.
Washivoton, May -fl. President
Hurriinrti's speeches, made durimr hi
rwent southern and wetern tonr ,nre
being prepared for book form. They
will lie used as campaign literature aa
well a iiiimM fur public Mittker.
Kuchwch will have an introduction,
giving the circuuinta.ire of the viMl
and tlte details of the reception. Mr.
John tt, Siirlver. who aa inrrrepondieit
t'f The New York Mail and F.sprnt. pre
ceded the prwtdetil juit ime day ou
lit i lit ire trip, W etuupiling the work.
t hrisllaa Dlulsm I'ltlafra.
HiUNtillil. M y S.The t brUtiun
lulwtiuns at Niiukia have l-u attacked
and pillaged by native. The auli
foreign utumneul. fmtwuted I'V "tr'l
ctt-, u causing great alarm at
treaty pvrl. k
t apt, ti'shsa fHtse.
LtWKi!, My M The dei ree granted
t'epl, lhi a In hi etut fur divert
fr ttaMr. Kte IKMh sit uiuiitU j
wu laa-te aWlu'e,
the I a r(ht,
Ttt tiit-tK, Uy jM I'vbat m
Yatttrey'a iitntinti ! Ij mra Hue die
wm kept np till atu-t ftstuiittit, btt IU
l'iU tiM-n at Ut .m I il ta Hnit t
( nu the iu.i toi, and It w t arrted
Utu !, 1 his I three ili-e slu r! if
t ail ftuiw riv4l slrmitlt Ut the i-axnis,
but bis frtee.U v thai svuvae lilt -"-i
Ml i le tn Ilia l steln t the l"i
Ul'tie, au-l IHns pretlH I hU sU-i tt 1
a !. Iit vf tl.re ef fi ut titee.
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