The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, December 17, 1891, Image 1

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NO. 27.
Bt Hit. P. J. Bru. ut The Voic.
Have joa seen a sort of puzzle
They are giving at the (tore?
Two little card board pieces
Three inches long or more;
So shaped with c nin es and angles,
Almost any one would swear
That this ticket here is larger
Than its fellow over there:
But 't is simply an illusion
That deceives the best of eyes,
You put 'em both together
They're exactly of a size.
Exactly of a size, boys,
Exactly of a size;
Don't jump at a conclusion
Xor always trust your eyes;
For things may seom as different
As solid truth and lies,
Yet be, when put together, boys,
Exactly of a size.
You have seen the two old parties,
There's not a doubt of that;
The woollej-eyed republican,
Arid moss-grown democrat;
With histories so different
They stand out side by sido,
One looking pusillanimous,
The other grand and wide;
But appearance is deceiving.
And, to your great surprise,
You put 'em both together
They're exactly of a size. (Chorus.)
Those parties build their platforms
Of old worm-eaten plank3.
Expressing, quite ambiguously,
Anathemas and thanks
On ill-assorted entities,
From silver down to sin,
All worded most adroitly
To draw the voters In;
There seems to bo soma difference,
But if you 're sharp and wise,
You put 'em both together,
They're exictiy of a size. (Chorus.)
And then how soon there follow
The candidates of each,
. To fill the streets with torchlights,
Tho atmosphere with speech,
To tickle all the rabble
With their antiquated straws,
And crack old mildewed chestnuts
'Mid the wildest of applause;
You think they differentiate
Between their party ties,
But put 'em both together,
. ' They 're exactly of a size. (Chorus.)
Is not this the greatest puzzle,
Yes. the most satanic game, ' " " '
That things can look so different
And yet be just the same?
That Christians are so blinded
As never to compare
The license that they sanction
With the whiskey that they share!
Let us leave the league unholy,
And combat it till it dies,
For, put 'em both together,
They're exactly of a size. (Uhjrus.)
Seward's electrio light plant has been
old to Lincoln capitalist! for $8,000.
Platte county farmers will have their
corn cribbed before the end of the week,
Ed. C. Corrigan of South Omaha, diefl
f pneumonia while being treated at the
Blair Keeley institute.
Track laying began on tho Republican
Valley nnd Wyoming railroad at Palisade.
The people are jubilant.
Mrs. Charles HLnman of Newman
Grove, waa probably fatally burned by a
gasoline stove exploding.
T. H. Wilson, a wealthy farmer of Otoe
county and a resident of Nebraska since
1S56, died of heart disease.
The Polk county poor farm buildings
were destroyed by Are, caused by a de
fective flue. Nothing was saved.
Nebraska City is suffering from an epi
demic of la grippe, which physicians say
is increasing to an alarming extent.
The next meeting of the Northwestern
Nebraska Editorial association will be
held at South Sioux City, May 5, 192.
The superintendent of the state fish
hatchery has been at Atkinson secnr
ins spawn to restock the ponds at South
John Anderson of St. James, Cedar
county, has started for his old home in
Sweden and will return with a bride in
the spring.
The general store of C. P, Kreischer &
Co. of Gresham has been closed on a
chattel mortgage. The liabilities of the
firm are $0,000.
.The Elsie Opera company, composed of
home talent, is preparing a new drama to
be presented to the people of that lown
about Christmas time.
Two hundred dollars' worth of goods
wwe stolen from Kalstedt's tailor shop at
MeCook and James Pat terson has been
arrested, charged with the crime.
The Central Nebraska Medical society
has concluded an interesting session at
York. The next meeting will be held at
Aurora the second Tuesday in March.
A Norfolk mancabled to Paris the other
day and received an answer in two hours
and a half. This is better time than is
madeusually between Norfolk and Omaha.
Several of Seward's young bloods were
arrested for indulging in the festive game
of draw poker, but they were discharged
with the admonitien to go and sin no
, North Platte business men are organ
izing an active board of trade and will
make a strong pull to secure a sugar fac
tory and other manufacturing enter
prises. John Nixon, the Dakota county farmer
who notified the sheriff that ten of his
steers bad been stolen, found the missing
cattle quietly feeding on his own farm the
next day.
Dakota City has secured an injunction,
restraining the removal of the con-aty
records from that place to South Sioux
City. The injunction expires with the
present year.
A stock company wa organized with a
capital of fjo,000 to prospect for coal at
Tecumseh. Last spring a find of a six
foot vein of good coal was reported and
this is the result.
To the Honorable the Senate
The undersigned, citizens of the United States, would respectfully represent:
That the business of option sllifgand the selling of products which have no existence ii a great and growing
evil, and a menace to the prosperity of the American farmer:
That these option sales, and offerings, are prodigious, and exceed the entire products of the articles dealt in
many thousand times:
That it is not unusual for as much wheat to he sold in a day as there is of actual wheat received in a yer:
That these enormcus sales of products which have no real existence have the same tendency to reduce values
of actual products as would an over production of those articles, if such over production were possible:
That the losses inflicted upon thi agriculturists of the country bj these sales are enormous, and are placed by
the most competent and best informed men at from f 100,000, ooo to $150,000,000 per annum.
That the effect of these option sales is to reduce the value of all grain, cotton and swinegrown, by mor: than
ten per cent: ,
Tfcat the sum of ten per cent on
prosperity to the American farmer: i
That these option sales, or sales of products which have no existence, and are never delivered or intended to
be deliyered, are cot in any manner necessary to the sale or marketing of actual products that the system contra
venes honest business principles and methods, and is used to enable ldlespeculatorsand traders to absorb the profits
of others without labor to themselves that it is opposed to the commercial genius and spirit of the age, and not in
harmony with Christian progress and civilization, as it tends to make the masses the unwilling servitors of the
classes, and to unjustly deprive producers of the fruits of honest industry. t
Your memorialists would further respectfully represent that the depression of the value of farm products from
these enormous sales of products which
the value of. farming lands in the United States, and is thus doubly an injury to all engaged in agricultural pursuits.
That there are no means of ascertaining the exact loss in value in agricultural lands, but that areduction often
per cent on the lands devoted to the production of corn, wheat, rye, oats, barley and buckwheat for 1S88 would
amount to the gross sum of $438,843,000; and that the same per cent of loss on the hay and pasture lands for the
same year would amount to 54,367,61 2, or a total of $593,210,612:
That your memoralists have no doubt that these estimates are largely within the sum of the actual loss from
the cause named.
Your memorilists would also further respectfully represent, that the business of option selling is of the nature of
gambling; that it is demoralizing in its tendencies, and that it dots not produce a benefit to the class engaged in it
at all comparable to the injury it inflicts upon the agricultural classes and the community at large. '
Your memoral.-sts therefore respectfully pray that you will pass into law what is known as the Butterworth bill,
for the prevention ot such option dealing, or that you will in your wisdom devise some preventative measure equally
as effective as said Butterworth bill.
And your memoralists will ever pray, etc.
Diplomatic Relations Severed
tween the Two Countries.
Leo XIII. Disconcerts French Radical by
Declining to Take the Aggressive.
Rough Trip of British Steamer.
Other Foreign New.
Sofia, Deo. 13. The French diplomat
here has broken his relations with the
Bulgarian authorities to accede to tho
demand of France that a journalist
named Chadonine, who was recently ex.
polled from the country, be allowed to
eminent, protested against the expulsion
return. The French charge d'affairs, M.
Lanet, in a note to the Bulgarian gov-
of the journalist as a flagrant and pre"
meditated violation of the treaties ex
isting between France and Bulgaria. In
reply the Bulgarian government sent a
note sayin? that Chadonine had been
systematically sending tho French press
lying and calumnious stories about Bul
garia, and that the Bulgarian govern
ment was unable to rescind the order of
expulsion, but hoped that the incident
would not disturb the good relations
existing between Bulgaria and France.
The French government then ordered
M. Lanet to sever diplomatic relations
with Bulgaria. The event has caused
great uneasiness in political circles.
The Pope's Politics.
Paws, Dec. 15. The silence which
the French bishops have maintained
since the question of the separation of
church and state in France was raised
has caused much amazement in political
circles, and greatly disconcerted the
Radicals. It was expected that the re
cent prosecution of the archbishop of
Aix would have led the clergy to take
some rash and foolish step, but they
seem to have discounted events and are
acting with remarkable coolness. This
is. of course, largely due to the circular
which the pope has addressed to the
French prelates, enjoining them to re
frain from comment on the action of the
government and censuring anti-ministerial
The members of the triple alliance
have been considerably surprised by tho
firmness of the position adopted by the
Vatican. It was supposed that the pope
would have taken up an attitude dis
tinctly hostile to France.
A Ghastly Incident.
Dublin, Dec. 15. A ghastly incident
is reported from Bessbrook. Theodore
Ford, tho Protestant rector of that place,
was opening his door, when he was hor
rified by the spectacle of a coffin, con
taining a dead body, on the steps of his
house. The reverend gentleman sent
for the police. The body proved to bo
that of Patrick Kenny, who had been
buried a fortnight before in a Catholic
church yard at Mullagloss. Kenny was
a Catholic who had married a Protestant
woman and joined the Protestant faith.
His bnrial in the same gronnd with the
Catholics excited much bitter feeling,
and in consequence the body had been
resurrected by parties unknown and
taken to the house of the minister who
hail performed Kenny's marriage cere
mony. When the widow heard of the
affair she went into convulsions. Tho
police caused the remains to berein
terred in a Protestant churchyard at
Rnngh Trip or a British Steamer.
London, Dec. 15. Tho steamer Gleo
more, from Cork, arrived at Plymouth
and reports a most extraordinary rough
passage. In fact she came within an ace
of foundering, and her officers and pas
sengers aiiree that their deliverance
from death was almost miraculous. The
Glenmore had on board a nuinberof cat
tle, and the poor beasts suffered the
most horrible torture. When the steamer
and House of Representatives of
the value of these products would be an
have no existence must necessarily
arrived at Plymouth fifty of them were
dead and 100 others wers so badly muti
lated and otherwise injured that it was
necessary to kill them.
Wrecked a Depot.
London, Dec. 15. A serious railroad
accident occurred at Accrinton, Lanca
shire, on the Lancashire and Yorkshire
railroad. A freight train jumped the
track and burst into the wall of a freight
depot, which collapsed, burying several
persons in the ruins. One dead body has
been taken out and the search for others
continues. -
Argentine's Presidency
Buenos Ares, Argentine, Dec. 11.
The contention between the political
parties contiuej unabated. The adhe
rents of Guerro Milre favor Dr. Ed
wardo Costa for the presidency. Presi-
aent reuognni wanc3 ueuerai noci
chosen as his successor.
Chilians Blame Mr. Ggsn.
London, Dec. 15. The Time' Sin
ago correspondent says the Chilian pre-
blame? Minister E,jan for tas tone o'
President Harrison's mease. None of
the papers blame President Harri-on.
whom they believe to have beenmls'.n
Fought a Bloortjr Dael.
' Paris, Dec. 13. M. Charles Solbr and
Colonel Andruzzi fought a d lei at Men
don. M. Soller receive! a thrmt in tin
left arm. while Colonel Andrueii was
severely wounded in the breast. Ths
quarrel was a political one.
) Tranquility Ke.tored.
Rto Jaxeiud, D?;. 15. The pani3 on
the bourse is at an end. The trouble?
over the LeDpslilica railroad have alsy
been terminated successfully. The en
tire republic of
Brazil is now enjoying
i Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone.
; London-, Dec. 15. Mr. and Mrs. Glad
stone and party have started for Biarritz.
A large crowd gathered at the station to
see the ex-premier off.
The Usual Ron-.
, Dublin', Dsc. 15. There was a riot at
Ennis between the McCarthyites and
Parnellites at a county convention. Many
were hurt, amomr them Mrs. Dillon.
Blaine Divorce Case,
Deadwood, S. D., Dec. 15. In the pe
tition of Mary Nevins Blaine vs. James
G. Blaine, Jr., in the circuit court of
South Dakota at Deadwood the court
ordered that the said Mary Nevins
Blaine be allowed the sum of $.500 a
alimony pending suit and expenses of
this suit, and that she also be allowed the
sum of 500 as attorney's fees in con
ducting this action. The trial is set for
the February term. Tho plaintiff is now
taifing depositions m JSew York.
End of the Brigm Case.
New York, Dec. 15. The presbytery
of New York met to hear the report of
the committee appointed by the moder
ator to answer tho protest presented by
Dr. Henry Van Dyke against the moder
ator's rulings in the Briggs case. The
committee reported that they found up
on examination that the protest was in
adequate and that the rulings had to
Suing for l,O0O,00O.
Cincinnati, Dec. 15. A suit was en
tered in the United States court by J.
S. Pogne, agent for the shareholders of
the late Metropolitan bank, against the
late president, cashier and directors of
that institution for alxmt a million
dollars, which, it is alleged, was lost
by the willful negligence of the defend
ants. Fallnre of a St. Louis Concern.
St. Louis, Dec. 15. The Levison &
Blythe Stationery company assigned to
Francis W. Palmer. Assets, $40,000; lia
bilities about the same. The failure was
caused by the demand for a settlement
of a note for $10,000 held by the Conti
nental Imnk. The creditors are princi
pally in the east.
enormous factor in the restoration of
result in a corresponding depression of
The Dalance of Trade Still Setting
Strongly in This Direction."
Our, Foreign Trade for November Condu
. clve of flood Market and Befr -:
Prices ITeai Ing of Important Case '
in tho Supreme CourU'
Washington, Dec. 15. The bureau of
statistics issued its Nummary statement
of imports and exports for the month
ending Qct. 31, 1391, and for . the. ten
months ending the same date, at the
same time giving a comparison with. the
corresponding periods of 1890.
From this summary it appears that the
Value of the imports of merchandise dur
ing the month of October was $80,835,
589, as compared with $72,550,279 for
October, 1890. The value of the imports
for the ten months in 1891 was $093,981.
691, as against $098,377,317 for tho ten
months ending Oct. 31, 1S90.
In the matter of exports the summary
shows that the total value of the exjwrts
during the month of October, 1891, was
about $102,000,000, as against $97,000,000
in the same month of 1890. During tho
ten months ending with Oct. 81.1 W) I,
tue value ot onrexports was $720,555,511
as against $000,529,999 for the corre
sponding ten months of 1890. There is
an increase in our exports since Jan.
of this year of $69,000,000 in round num
bers. Of these total exports during ten
months the agricultural products were
or tne vaine ot f.)j,4,4ia as compare!
with $181,285,253 for the ton months of
last year. The value of the manufac
tured products was 141.07fi.aS3 us
against $129,403,760 for the ten months
ot last year.
It will bo observed there has been an
increase of over $17,000,000 in agricul
tural products, and over $11,000,000 in
the exports of manufactured products.
It shows a very gratifying condition in
our foreign trade.
During the ten months mentioned the
excess of our exports over our imports,
or balance of trade in our favor, was
t35,'70,850. The increase in our exports
has been in breadstuffs over $22,000,000.
in cotton about $20,000,000, manufact
ures of cotton about $3,000,000, in manu
factures of iron and steel over $3,000,000,
in leather and manufactures of about
At the same time there has been a de
crease in the exports of mineral oils of
something over $4,000,000, of $10,000,000
in the exports of provisions and $3,500,
000 in the exports of wood and manu
factures. At the same time the condi
tion of our foreign trade in the way of
exports is very encouraging, as the indi
cations now are that the exports during
the month of November will be largely
in excess of what they were in Octoiwr,
and this large excess is mainly of agri
cultural products, all of which is condu
cive of gojd markets and better prices
for the fanner.
In the Supreme Court,
Washington, Due. 15. John II. Ames
of Lincoln, Neb., moved in tho United
States supreme court to dismiss, on a
technical le.d ground, the suit of James
F. Hilton, appellant, against James E.
Jones. The motion was opposed by W.
Hallera Phillips of this city in behalf of
Hilton, who also moved to get the case
down for a later day, to be heard in
connection with another case. The suit
involves the title to a large tract of land
in the vicinity of Lincoln said to be val
ued at $300,000.
Chief Justice Fuller of the United
States court dismissed, for want of juris
diction, the appeal of David L. Ham
mon et al. against Walter S. Johnston,
receiver of the National bank of tho
state of Missouri, and Clara A. Baker.
Tho suit involved title to a large amount
of property within the city of St. Louis.
The decision of the court is based on thy
ground that the state court's decision
covered the case so as to leave no fed
eral question necessary to be passed
the United States,
to ar;use enthusiasm.
Tho Kauai Alllaae Loctore Scheme and
Its Political Object.
TorEK,, Dec. 15. S. M. Scott, Alli
ance state lecturer, is in the city and
will at once begin work on the course of
instruction prepared for the congres
sional and county lecturers. At the last
meeting of the state and congressional
lecturers, the work was so systematized
that the same subjects will be discussed
all over the state. With each of the sub-
Sects for discussion in tho Alliance there
i a text-book which the lecturers are
expected to niastar and propound. The
subjects for the first quarter in the new
Sear are as follows: January, loans and
fe insurance: February, fire insurance
and cu-o)eration; March, grain and live
stork business.
The state lecturer will fill appoint
ments in the various congressional dis
tricts, beginning next week, as follows:
(Jirard. Doc. 17 ami 18; Topeka, Deo. 1U;
Cherryvale, Deo. 21 and 22: Fredonia,
Doc. 8:1: Augusta, Dec. 24; McPhorson,
Dec. 25 and 20; Clay Center, Dec. 21)
and 30.
This work outlined by the Alliance
lecture bureau will le aunnlnmentod by
the executive committee of the People's
Party. It is a united effort on the part
of all to arouse enthusiasm iior to ths
inauguration of the state campaign.
His Friends Plan to Captnre the Ohio
Seuator.hlp Stealing- a March
on Sherman. '
Columbus. O., Dec. 15. Information
comes to us from various counties In the
state and from such sources as to leave
no reason to doubt the entire correctness
of the report that has been In circula
tion that the tealotts friends of ex-Governor
Foraker are now engaged In or
ganizing an exition to visit this city
a day or two before the organization of
the two branches of the legislature.
During the last few days, or rather
nights, the leaders in the movement, to
force the election of Foraker to the sen
ate, have held secret meetings and con
sultations for the purpose of arrang
ing all the details necessary to the suc
cessful carrying out of their plans. A
large body of instructed boomers are to
be dumped into the city for the avowed
purpose of influencing the members as
to the organization of both branches,
hoping thereby to make a point in favor
of their senatorial favorite aud carry off
the honors. e
In all of the strong Sherman counties
petitions are being circulated by those
most interested and signatures obtained
requesting members to vote for Mr,
Foraker Toi' the WHata;-"'" " " " r"
The plan is to overawe the friends of
Mr. .Sherman before they can fully con
eider the real wishes of their constitu
ents and before Mr, Sherman's friends
can be heard.
Be lias Declared for Neither Blaine Nor
Harrison for President.
Chicago, Dec. 15. James S.Clarkson,
chairman of the Republican national
committee, demolished the story tele
graphed from Washington recently that
Mr. Clarkson had declared for President
Harrison for renomination. Said Mr,
Clarkson: "I have not declared myself
for either Mr. Blaine or the president. I
have not any preference and I do not
knowanything about the intentions of
either. I saw Mr. Blaine several days
ago anu ne looKeu as wen ana nearty as
ho did when he returned from the In
dian territory. I have not the least
doubt that the relations between Mr.
Harrison and Mr. Blaine are cordial and
as friendly as they have always been."
The Serai-Annual Apportionment Soon to
Be Made.
Lincoln, Dec. 15. The semi-annual
division of tho school fund will be made
in a few days. The collections for this
fund have closed and the total is $371,-
557.35, one of the largest in the history
of tho state. It will be apportioned
among the several counties about Jan. 1.
Major McKlnley Improves.
Canton, O., Dec. 15. Major McKin-
ley continues to improve, but will be
unable to attend to any business for a
week yet.
Pueblo, Colo., has been visited by a se
vere wind storm. Two buildings were
blown down.
The Missouri and Mississippi river Im
provement convention met at Kansa
City. -
A passenger train on the Santa Fe roa l
has been wrecked near Gainesville, Tex.
Many passnngers were injured.
Frank Chau ex-sheriff and collector
of Snnta Fe. N. M., is short in his ac
counts 145,003. Suit has been broughs
against his bondsmen.
Indictments forcriminal libel have besn
found against ths Post Publishing com
pany of Pittsburg, Pa , for slandering
Senator Quay.
Seventeen Chinamon sneiks-l acmes the
border near Port Townseud, Wain. Ton
of them have been arrested. The otlier-t
Kev. Sebastian Messmer has bejn ap
pointed bishop if the Green Bay, Mich..
dioce-ie to till the vacancy caused by the
elevation of Archbishop K.tUer.
A temporary injunction has been issued
Riftinit the New York stock exchange for
bidding it to remove or interfere with
tickers of the Gold and Stock Telegn;!i
One hundred citizens of Mil waukss, rep
resenting a capita! of several million dol
lars, have signed their names to a guaran
tee fund of 1 100,000 to pay the expeusei "of
the Democratic national conreatij:i
should it be sacutel for that city.
Daniel Vaughn, a negro who had been
arrested for petty larceny at Springfield.
Ills., broke away from Officer Brown, who
was taking him to jail, and ran. The offi
cer Hred. the bullet striking the fugitive
in the bask of the head, killing hi:n iu-
slant ly.
J. Perkins Shanks, nn American who
has been in business for a number of year
In Chili, in an interview at Port Town
send. Wash., says that the presence of
Bcilmaoeda in the consulate of the Argitn
tine Republic was betrayed to the Chili
ans by Mrs. Walker Martiue..
Make every one of your family hap
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Is now offering a useful and desirable assort
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it will be possible to give to relatives or
friends. See if there is anything in the list
you want.
100 dozen Ladles extra heavy all wool
hose, ribbed top; worth 33o a pair.
We are now offering them at
87 dozen Ladies full regular made, all
wool hose; regular price 25o. We are
now offering them at
60 dozen children double knee hose,
all sizes. The best wearing wool hose
made; worth 40c. We are now Belling
them at
Child rens Merino shirts and drawers
white or grey, reduced from 15c, for
size 10 with a 6c rise to lOo for size 10
with 2jc rise.
Ladies natural wool mixed vests and
pants; worth 50c we aro soiling them at
TLsvU natural wool veata and
regular 11.00 are going at ' "
' Men's underwear at half price,
mueh of It, we must get rid of It.
Come and get it.
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