The farmers' alliance and Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1892, May 26, 1892, Image 1
.THE (UsfWflflifllMPft m. . & r . Hi hi- AJNTD NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. VOL. III. LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, HAY 20, 1892; NO. 50. Various Phases of the Money Question Dis cussed. Effects of Contraction. More Money Needed- Extracts from a Speech Delivered by Gen. C. H. Van Wyck before the Knights of Labor at Denver. At your bidding I come to discuss a subotance , which, not far distant from the creation of man, through all nations civilized and savage. Christian and infi del, b)nd and free, for over 4,000 years in continuous line has been not so much discussed as approved without question, and from necessity ever recognized as a standard or measure of value. Silver has been the favorite throughout history as a money metal, more generally than even gold, and is so with nearly all the nations of the world to-day. When Abraham made the purchase of the cave for the burial of his wife he would not accept it as a gift, but insis ted on paying the full measure of good money, and he weighed out 400 shekels of silver, clearly showing that some where and some how the tiat brand had thus early been stamped upon it, and it was recorded as equal or superior to the exact weight, "current money with the merchant." So down to the time of Christ, nearly 19C0 years after, when the heavens were shrouded and deep gloom came upon the earth and the biackdst betrayal ever committed by man which only the best money could obtain we find that SO pieces, not of gold but of silver purchased the life and blood of the Savior. Why this persistent attempt to depre ciate, and finally destroy silver? Before demonetization in 1873 we were pros perous. Seheming was required, and under the innocent pretext of reorgan izing the mint, the direction to coin the standard dollar was purposely omit ted. The conspirators knew why. The infamy was completed and the dollar demonetized. That act struck down prosperity. Immediately our troubles ' increased, activity disappeared and all the inevitable results of monetary con traction cursed our fair country. Those who toil for bread demand a currency bo'-h good and abundant, a currency neither depreciated nor scarce. A money famine is often more deadly than a grain famine. A power beyond the government withholds the rain. Human foresight cannot guard against drouth. But how can an honest govern -meut be excused a scarcity in money? Man, through government, creates, makes abundant, or withholds, to the injury of the millions, There is no such thing as money in nature, diamonds, gold and silver are valuable and will produce large sums for exchange. Diamonds, the most val uable, have never been vested with the attributes of money, having no place to put the fiat brand as the government can on gold and silver. Nations us wise as, and possibly more humane, than ourselves never worried about its de preciation or had spasms about cheap money when made of tin. Lycurgus taught a great lesson when he ordered coins of iron, thereby aiding trade and striking a blow at two classes net far apart the hoarder and the thief. Which is the depreciated money? Gov ernment monetary issues are of three kinds gold, silver and paper. If meas ured by value of the paper the green back is least valuable, yet it is the most appreciated in use, next to the "cheap and nasty silver." Do not the financial prophets and political sleight-of-hand ringsters know that- the government brand makes each equally good? Each will purchaso as much of the commod ities and real estate as the other. Is it not pandering to the plutocrats to fay that the poor toiler will always receive the cheap money? What autocrat above the constitution will draw this distinc tiction? Thank Heaven! the eagle stamped on gold and silver and the au tograph of tixty millions on a bit of pa per make all equal to the money of roy alty. They all nestle in the pockets of free labor with the riche3 and sparkle of the English crown. Which of the three will not buy a dollar's worth of the value cf one hundred cents? BONDHOLDER AGAINST GCNHOLDEB. These pharsiaical partisans are now overflowing with iious regard for the toilers. They are afraid the unprotected poor man will be imposed upon by hav ing palmed off on him the "cheap and nasty dollars," when the millions of pro ducers and laborers, with scarce an exception, are begging for more dollars' they care not of what material made so long as they bear the imprint of the eagle and enough of fiat to make each the equal of the best. Don't be grieving on the laborer's account. The dollars he receives won't stay in his pocket long enough to go into bankruptcy, .however "cheap and nasty" they may be. Who forced the depreciated currency "upon the soldier? The very government which made the meney and whose life ho was saving. Why was not the same anxiety manifest then? It is not too late forthese weeping patriots to have the banks opened and the difference made (rood between the ragbaby as the democratic party called them when the war was on, and as the republican party called them when the war was over and the dollar which was paid the bondholder; and the old soldier, or his widow and chil dren will gladly accept that difference in "cheap aid nasty" monoy, as both parties delight to call it. You remem ber during and after the war we were always so solicitous to aid the bond holder by act after act to "strengthen the public credit," never to increase the honesty of the public credit by doing justice to the soldier. We only ask the restoration of a law, which by'its age and benelicence has be come part of tho government. We prospered under the free coinage of both metals. In all sections, east as well as west, depression followed the attempted destruction of silver. In the south, cotton, which once boasted it was king, in the north, grain and meat scarcely return cpst of production. The English autocrat, aided by British gold, demanded the demolition of one of the pillars of our greatness, and we did his bidding with the same agility we obeved the behests of the slave holder. The plutocrats are not only calamity howlers, but genuine calamity doers. They have for years been besieging congress to blot out silver and have golf alone as the basi3 of circulation. Not succeeding they accepted the demonetization act of 1ST3. We remem ber how indignant was the nation when that iniquity was discovered. Cunningly disguised in a bill with innocent title, the standard silver dol lar was stricken down. Even Grant signed the bill without intimation of the crime against the people it con tained. We are tauntingly told that England has demonetized silver. How does that concern us? We know it. And Eng land demonetized silver here in 1873. To day as then England controls our financial policy. We had free and unlimited coinage from 171K3 to 1873. Did we have any of the calamities and horrors these prophets of evil suggest? All the ob jections now urged and the wanton calamities prophesied are abundantly answered by the history of the world for thousands of years and the exper ience of our own nation for a century. We are set upon by party orgars, orators, and resolution makers, as if seeking some new medium of exchange, a new representative of value. We are not seeking to add, only to retain. The Hessian gang, who are always ready to betray the country and ceceive the peo ple even for the poorest kind of money, are pat with the same epithets in what ever field their masters employ (hem. So quick-witted editers, sleek-tongued orators are ready with "silver lunacy" and tho "silver craze." The situation in a single sentence: Only the creditor nations of the world want silver demonetized ; only the cred itor portion want silver demonetized in this republic. CONTRACTION BROUGHT HARD TIMES Then the people must be deceived bv the assumption that silver will drive out gold. Where is the proof? Did free coniage drive out gold during a century? Then that "all the sil 'er of Europe will be dumped on our shores." J. hey can only speak of silver in con tempt, so in the elegant language o! the plutocrat thev say "dumued." Was such the case during a century of free coinage? inner nations have no sur plus to dump here. The nation knows hard times com menced wtth contraction. Then demoralization, the most deadly con traction, followed a depression from which we have nor yet recoveied. No one has shown when and bow the peo ple will be benefited by curtailing the currency. Prosperity follows abun dance, whether it be of grain or coin. When money is scarce interest rules high and labor sutlers for money and bread. Disguise it as they may the question of intrisic value is only a pretense. Labor only prospers in the sunlight of universal freedom, when trade and en terprise are free in all their channels. when money, the life and spring and source of all industries, is puking warm and strong in all the arteries of business. A contracted currency dries up the ave nues of human activities, with no en couragement ana hope of gain or even bread to those who toil. Thoso who make gain by investment, and whose harvest is from depression, want neither freedom in trade nor freedom ineoinage-. Those who become rich by development oi Drain and muscle can only obtain the means and secure the reward when government will furnish an abundance of money for the necessities of the peo ple. We are reproached at times because of a conflict or struggle between capital and labor. This conflict has always waged and always will, while there is a necessity for bread and existence on one side and a greed for gold on the other. The struggle is generally an un equal one. Napoleon spoke with much truth when he claimed that Providence was on the side of the heavy artillery. It is as true to day as when written years ago by neither a crank nor a dem agogue: Plate sin in gold, the lance of justloe harm less breaks. C.othe it in rairs, a pigmy straw doth pierce it. Jackson and the elder Harrison were in favor of free coinage; why are not Cleveland and the grandson? Don't you clearly see an effort to change the policy of the government? No party lines on this question. Corporations, syndicates, trusts, money ldaners, have no politics, and no party must have any politics to interfere with such of their schemes of building up and tearing down as may be necessp.ry to add to their millions; the only issue now is De tween the wealth gatherers and wealth producers. The successors of Jackson's bime tallic party, the administration, with all it3 power as such freely used to dragoon men's convictions, forgetful or sacred nromises. betrayed their trust. Fit counterpart of Black Friday and the demonetization act! 'STANDETH GOD WITHIN THE SHAEOW." Still there is hone that the Lord does not alwayn sleep. The Methodist church for years enjoying the distinction of the pioneer church, has always seemed nearer to the hearts of the people, anu we trust nearer to the heart of Christ, and, while not always coming promptly to tue help of the Lord against the mighty, has m the end generally re sponded to the sufferings of the oppress ed. And now this name Methodist church with over 500 men, in learning aud piety as grand a body as ever as- erer assembled, are in session in a great conference at Omaha. As years ago, through ar. other rift in the clouds comes another ray of hope in a resolu tion offered in that body by Kev. Dr. Thomas Hanlon of Pennington semi nary, declaring that the '.'Methodist Episcopal church should come out squarely upon the great struggle be tween capital ana laoor now oeing waged in this country." He said the church had not shown sullicidnt sympa thy for the toiling millions, that the la boring ciasses were uniting away, tuat the church to a large extent were made up of women, and that the churcn had been too much inclined to lean toward the interests of capitalists. Tne journal added: "Dr. Hanlon was vigorously applauded from the gallery." Tho reso lution was referred to the committee. Let us watch and pray that the bishops do not play the roie of nursing mothers and put it to sleep. Ihe silver wrong is only one ot many; one in a great series, a link in the chaiu which is binding free labor to the chari ot wheels of capital. The people are al most powerless. All large business in terests are each protecting the other, all built upon fictitious capital, watered stocks, railroads with $4,000,000,000 capital not costing a farthing even of the "cheap and nasty" and divided be tween the nobility of England and America. Then Standard oil, sugar trusts, more than four times watered Western Republican Wolf "Drop that nonsensical silerr flirtation and be my bride. You will ruin the g. o. p. and your self if you persist in your headstrong course. It's only a uemo- cratie scheme to bust up us republicans. and divided in the same manner. The flouring mills, breweries, and a few months ago the Vanderbilts reorganized the Chicago stock yards, adding 15, 000,000 by tho stroke of a pen, and let in Johnny Bull as a partner. And while all this fraudulent inflation was gohsg on, tilling the bank vaults of millionaires, lor the rest of the nation- contraction. Mow this samo class, unable to secure all they demand by legislation and have all money demonetized except gold, are playing tne role of the highwayman, to stand aud deliver, and the large corpor ations are making and negotiating bonds payable in gold only, commenc ing in earnest to loan money on bonds, on mortgages, on notes, in lact putting the business of the country on he gold basis, to the exclusion of silver and greeubacks. The end is easily foreseen hen there is not gold enough in this country to pay 5 per cent of the indebt edness. He cannot realize the disaster impending. Everything is ii peril. The danger in the time of Seward aud Lin coln is increased tenfold. At the first attempt to collect debts in gold then premiums will be imposed, ruin will threaten ill enterprise and industry, and gloom will follow more appalling than tne last rcniniwrrTiTotineea.- Bui tho plundering goes on un checked, i he people have been amused by a national commission to regulate railroads, which Is enforced when it suits the convenience of the railroad; they sport and toy with it as a play thing. Even in purely agricultural states seeking relief from extortion through legislation and commissions none can te obtained. Industry is in gyves. Capital controls state and national lcgislntin and makes combinations lo restrict and control trade and enterprise. Yet if laboi era form unions, even when oul tiilo of politics, and merely for social aud cna.it ible purpos s, they are ostra- ci-e I aud the laborer must forego the privilege to toil fr bread or abandon the crder. Year bv year our condition is les3 fav.rab'.e. 't he multitude t)il; the few gather in th: fruits. L':ncolu said this republ'c could not exist one-half free and one-half slave. The nobility of America said that was treason. Can it any more live while the great majority produce wealth and the few gather it? let the struggle in a republic as wen as under a monarchy endures the same disappointments and hopes, and the lot tells but history in each wnen ne writes: Truth forever on the tcaffold, Wrong forever on the throne; But that scaffold sways the future, And behind the dim unknown Stamdolh God within the shadow Keeping watch ot er his own. Three Burned to Death. Guttekbcro, la., May 24. The 4- year-old sons of John Luther and Frank Goodrich set fire to Luther's barn Sat urday. While rescuing the children Mrs. Luther was so badly burned that she did Sunday night. Both children died yesterday. National Relief for Endangered. Washington, May 24. The secretary of war has authorized the chief of engin eers to use government boats upon all western rivers to save human life where residents of the flooded districts are in danger. Fraternal Circle Receive. Baltimore, May 24. Judges Phelps and Dennis, sitting in circrit court, appointed three receivers in the Ameri can Fraternal Circle case. They are to have bonds of $100,000 each, and all claims are to be authenticated with the clerk of the court before September 1. There are about $700,000 in the circle's treasury, and claims of over J,000,OUO outstanding in different states. Methodist Frotestant General Conference Westminster, Md., May 25 One of the most important subjects to be dis cussed by the Methodist Protestant gen eral conference in session here is "the woman question." A large attendance was present at the morning session in expectation of a report from the com mittee on credentials on the standing of the four female delegates who were elected to and came to the conference. The committee made two reports on tho standing of delegates. After consider able discussion the first report, which referred to an Indiana contest, was com mitted. The second report cited that tho election of Rev. Mrs. Eugenie St. John and Mrs. M. J. Morgan of Indi ana, Miss M. M. Bonnett of West Vir ginia, and Mrs. R. O. Murphy of Iowa, were contlary to the law and constitu tion of the church. Rev. T. B. Appleget of New Jersay made a minority report reciting that all the delegates were duly elected and ac credited and the. rplljts. made bp by. the id secretary contains toe true list of the members entitled to membership. As the list of the secretory contains the names of women delegates and the re port favors the continuance of them in their seats the matter was not disposed of. . Cumberland Presbyterians. Memphis, Tenn., May 24. The Cum berland Presbyterian assembly received the report of the board of missions and church erection. All of the branches of the Presbyterian church consolidate their work in Japan and operate under the title of the Church of Christ. Against this consolidation New Hope Presbytery of Kentucky has protested and the matter was discussed at length. It is hardly probable the protest will be acted on favorably. The board of mis sions and the board of church erection consolidated under a resolution of the general assembly passed in 1890, and Rev. J. M. Kuton led the fight to do away with one of the secretaries. The committee recommend making one sec retary the superintendent of tne board of missions and retaining the other sec retary. Southern Presbyterians. Hot Springs, , Ark., rMajr 24. The Presbyterian assembly received a letter from Rev. H. George, D, D., secretary of the Sabbath Union, urging the adoption of resolutions commending the labors of the Sabbath Union, whose mission is to unite all Christian forces in an effort to secure the observance of the Sabhath to the end that there be no Sunday newspapers, Sunday saloons, etc. The committee to which was re ferred the matter of international arbi tration reported that the executive com mittee now had the matter in hand. The report ef the committee on theo logical seminaries showed the total re ceipts for the year amount to $24,820, against fci,;i59. WASHINGTON NEWS. Successful Armor Flate Teat Science of Agriculture Money 'Will Do the Russians Postofftce Changes. Washington, May 24. As a result of a test of a piece of armor the govern ment will at once accept the twenty diagonal plates for the battle ships Indiana and Massachusetts, aggregat ing about 800 tons and representing about half a million dollars in value. The piece which was tested is one of the thickest pieces of armor ever manufac tured in this country, being fourteen inch nickel steel diagonal plate. It was subjected to, an uuusually severe test, more severe in fact than the staudard of tests adopted by foreign countrie s. A ten inch gun was used, the projectile weighing 500 pounds, with a powder charge of 140 pounds, giving a striking velocity of 1.410 feet a second. None of the three shots fired succeeded in get ting far enough into the plate to show the backing. All three shots rebounded, one of them back to the muzzle. The deepest penetration was fourteen inches. One of the projectiles, an imported Firth, broke, while the American pro jectile was uninjured. Argentine and the World's Fair. Washington, May 24. Dr. Bortelette, world's fair commissioner to the Argen tine Republic, writes that the Argen tine commissioners are now actively at work, and that they will want 8,000 square feet of space at the exposition. The commissioners are sending out largo quantities of papers and circulars to the different officials throughout the country and to the news papers. Tho mining exhibit, which is to be very large, will be under the charge of Dr. Hosmold, chief of the national mining bureau. It is hoped, but not definitely settled, that many in fluential ladies of tho country will take measures to secure an exhibit for the woman's department. Science of Agriculture. Washington, May 24. Senator Pad dock has introduced a bill for the ad vancement of the science of agriculture. This bill provides that any person who invented or discovered any new plant, fruit or flower not known or used by others in this country, shall obtain a patent therefor. The claim must be made in writing and shall be filed in the patent office with the man ner and process of making aud using. The secretary of agriculture shall have the same power as is imposed on the commissioner of patents. Washington, May 25. For Iowa: Fair: slightly warmer; southerly winds. For Nebraska: Fair; cooler in western Dortions; winds becoming northerly. Southern Democratic Tiokb "Hop into the ring with me, birdie, Bnd quit your 'hollering' for silver. You will ruin the democratic party if you persist in your foolish course. It's only a republican scheme to bust up us democrats." T Tho Irish Bill Causes the Most In tense Bitterness. THE LABOR CONFERENCE. English Workinpaien Denounce the Poli ticians in All Parties German Taxa tion Berlin Bank Manager Gone Wroug News from Abroad. London, Mfcy 24. The debate on the Irish local government bill dragged along monotonously in the' house of commonB until Mr. William O'Brien, Nationalist for tl'e northeast divisjon of Cork, made a hot attack on the govern ment, covering its whole policy toward Ireland. He was followed on the floor by Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, who was interrupted frequently by jeers from the Irish benches and cries of "Oh! Oh!'' from bis sometime colleagues, the Glad etonians. He said that he regarded the measure favorably because it gave to Ireland exactly what similar measures had given to England. He could not agree with the opposition that no safe guards were necessary to protect the property of the minority from the local authorities who practically would be the representatives of one party. The limi tations put by the bill on the local au thorities were indispensible, and he would vote for the bill. (Derisive laughter among the Irish members.) Mr. Timothy Healy replied to Mr. Chamberlain maintaining that where the bill was not harmfnl it was ridicu lous and pointing out that even Mr. Bal four had been unable to say much in its favor. The grand jury system was to continue to fulfill the very duties which had rendered it so obnoxious to the Irish people, After reviewing Mr. Balfour's scheme in detail, Mr. Healy expressed the opinion that the bill was the most contemptible thing that he had ever seen in the house and that no self-respecting Irishman could vote for it. The house adjourned after Mr. Healy's speech and the Irish members went out hooting and shouting. Today Mr. Gladstone will speak. The government expects a majority of at least sixty for the bill. . The Labor Conference. London, May 24. The labor confer ence was largely attended. Mr. Eelley of Manchester was elected chairman. He urged that efforts should be made to form a powerful labor policy in par liament. One of the speakers said that the aristocratio and moneyed classes filled parliament to protect their own interests. Despite all the promises made at Newcastle and elsewhere every politician of note had taken a negative position on matters affecting the de mocracy. Mr. Gladstone was evasive and had snubbed the labor party, jir. Morley had insulted it, Lord Salisbury twitted at it, Mr. Balfour had been cyn' ical and Lord Randolph Churchill had been hysterical. There was not a rep resentative man in either party who was not opposed to the labor program. The ruling classes cared nothing that the millions were weltering in ignorance and poverty, so long as their own pock ets were well filled. German Taxation. Beklin, May 24. The government was divided on the bill to secure secrecy for income tax returns. It is said that the clericals and conservatives will hold together to defeat all other government measures relating to the taxation. These two parties were aided by a large number of independent deputies when it come to the vote. The allusions of the minister of the interior to further finan cial bills were received with cries of protest. Ordered Out of Saxony. Berlin, May 24. The police of Dres den, Saxony, have informed the Russian pau-slavist agent,Herr Von Wesselitzsky Bojodadaravite, who was recently or dered out of Prussia at the instance of the kaiser, that he cannot take up his residence in Dresden. This, notice, it i3 understood, has been given at the re quest of the Prussian government. Another Bank Manager Gone Wrong. Beklin, May 24. Herr Schenck, man ager of the St. Gall branch of the Fed eral bank, has been arrested for embez zling the funds of the institution. The amount that be has taken is at least 3,000,000 francs, and probably 3,500,000. . TEED SEEKING NEW PASTURES. to Bays SlWsrfrlead, Who Has Returned te Ilia Economite People. Beaver Falls, Pa., May 24. H. D. Silverfriend, the Hebrew Economite who has gained considerable notoriety owing to th prominent part he baa played in Duss-Teed-Hmrmonite affairs, is now stopping at the Grand HoteL He taid that he had severed all connection with Victoria Woodhull and her party, and was now home to complete his final settlement with the Economite society and the Valley Glass company, of which Utter organization be was secre tary. fcilverfriend says that Dr. Teed has alxnit given up his attempt to form a combination of his socitty and the Economitea. He buds it would be about as easy to mix oil and water as to form an alliance between the staid, phlegmatic Economitea and the mer curial, flighty angels -of the Teed band. Dr. Teed, ne says, is seeking for pastures new, uulesa all signs fail. POLITICAL NEWS. The Blaine Boom Given a Lift from Uemocratlo source Houth Dakota Democrats Morrison Their Man. ClNCiNNAVi, May 24. The Enquirer prints tho following dispatch from its Washington correspondent which, in view of the warm social rela tions between Mr. Blaine and Mr. John R. McLean, may be con sidered significant: "The convention to be held in Minneapolis on June ? next will nominate James G. Blaine for the ofrive of president of the United Slates. This information is not based on street gossip or curbstone con ference. It is a living, indisputable fact. Ever since the name of Blaine has been connected with this nominations, its ratification required only his assent. Up to , forty-eight hours ago this was withheld. It u no louver withheld. The situation has reached the crisis. Mr. Blaine has spoken to this extent: '1 will do notlhng to prevent my nom ination. I have made my last denial.' Aud I can say likewise that if nomin ated Blaine will make the race. The assurances so persistently made that his own name is stronger than any other have had their- effect. Yielding every consideration to party welfare, he is iu the hands of his delegates. He will ueither seek the nomination nor run away from it." Morrison the Man. Chicago, May 24. The meeting of the Btatb central committee in this city was the oecassion'for the gathering of most of the Illinois delegates and of politicians from all quarters of the state, and was productive of not a little surprise when the presidential preferences of delegates were canvassed. The forty-eight dele gates from Illinois are instructed to vote as a unit in the national convention and recommended to favor the nonfiuation ot Senator Palmer in case it should be deemed expedient to come west for a presideutiuiicandidate It now appears certain, however," that Colonel Morrison, and not Senator Palmer, is the ehoice of a very decided majority of the Illinois delegates, and that after a primary ballot for Cleveland and a complimentary ,one for Palmer it is the intention of the majority to' throw the solid support of the forty -eight votes of IlMnois to W. , R. Morrison. Under the unit rule, imposed by the state con vention, this can easily be done, and as even the friends of Senator Palmer con cede that Colonel Morrison has a ma jority of the delegation there is little doubt this plan will be carried out. Sou'h Dakota Democrats. Yankton, S. D May 24. Delegates to the Democratic state convention have arrived aud preliminary skirmishing is proceeding. The first fight will be in the meeting of the Democratic state cen tral committee today, when the ques tion of the place for holding the next state convention will come up. Cuaui bvrlain wants that question decided at once, while Hot Springs, Sioux Falls and other towns that want the conven tion are working to have the select ion delayed. P. F. Fellows ot White Lake will be temporary chairman. Mut Favor Sliver. Denver, Colo., May 24. The Arapa hoe county Democratic convention adopted a resolution that delegates to the national convention njust be unalter ably in favor of the presidential candi date and platform tor free silver. A resolution favoring Cieveiund was voted down. Miller National Asnociatlou. CuiCA'iO. May 24. The sixteenth an nual convention of the Millers' Na tional association began ttiis morning at 9 o'clock. The convention will last three days and before the adjournment there w til probably be some lively times over ' Ha'cli's anti-option bill. An at tempt will oe made to prevent tue as sociation from placing itself on record on the measure. Senator Washburn of Minnesota will lead the attack on the enemies of the bill. The association is already on record as opposed to board ot trade speculation, a resolution having been passed at the convention two yem-.i ago indorsing the Butterworth bill to prevent speculation in futures. The Editorial Association. San Francisco, May 24. The Na tional Editorial association opens its convention this evening. During their journey the delegates passed through Delmont and San Jose and visited the Stanford university and the famous stables at Palo Alto. Dividend for Bank Creditors. Washington, May 24. The comp troller of the currency has declared a second dividend of 15 per cent, in favor of the creditors of the Madison National bank of Madison, S. D., making 30 per cent, in all, on claims proved amounting to $4S,334,4r. No Fusion on Kansas Candidates. Topeka, Kan., May 24. It was an nounced here that there will be ao fusion on state offices between the Peo ple's Party and the Democrats. This action was decided Saturday. Smallpox at Chicago. Chicago, May 24. T. S. Meek, a trav eling salesman from Philadelphia and a guest at the Palmer house, was suffer ing from smallpox. Meek was removed to the pest house. NEBRASKA NOTES. The Red Cloud Volunteer Firemen' aav tociation was Incorporated. Rowland reports that kt is te have aav eral new building in a short time. James McDonald shot James Mason at North Bend in a quarrel over a game of cards. Frospects for a crop of mall grain la the vicinity of Ord could not be more en couraging. , Bradshaw citizens have organized as Improvement company with a capital tock'of J,0O. The Nebraska Gospel anion will hold its) first state Bible school on the fair grounds at Lincoln, July 18 to 24. Three large cans of pike frota the state hatchers were placed in the Elkhornln i" county last weec. Louis Vleth, one of the meet prominent German citizens of, Lincoln, died ot rheumatism of the heart. An outbreak of hog Cholera U feared near Diller because a farmer threw a lei of dead hogs Into the creek. Mrs, Gillilanil, a missionary in Chili, who formerly resided near Prosser, idama county, died recently of smallpox. A ut w bank is to be established at Burr, to be known as. the German America bank, wtth a capital stock of (31,000. Ball ia reported as having destroyed the crops In portions of Boone, Buffalo, Chey enne, Garfield, Greeley and Bed Willow counties. ' Fred Smith of Boone county imported four head of fine shorthorn cattle of the Cruikshank family, and has them on his farm near Albion. The Wayne high aohool has received a telescope which it purchased in Paris at a cost of f 100. The school now . has 1300 worth of fine.lnstruments. George F. Underwood, .a popular Rock Island conductor, died suddenly and un expectedly at Fairfield. His remalna Were sent to Jackson, Mich. While L. Kinsman ot Beaver City waa attending to his horses one of the ani mals kicked him in the groin, inflicting what is supposed to be a serious Injury. The Grand Army of the Republics and kindred organizations at Leigh are mak ing preparations for observing Memorial day in an appropriate and fitting man ner. . . ' Ufttiie ureea citizens nave petiuoneu the county commissioners to call an elec tion for the purpose of voting on bonds to build a system of waterworks and a Jail. . Martin Daniels of Oxford was chosen at the IToldrege convention - to represent Furnas county on the independent con gressional committee during the ensuing year. In punmance of his project of gathering comnlete statistics of the graded schools of Nebraska Superintendent Goudy mailed blanks to the principals of 168 such schools. 4 lTvV .mint f rrr, t namaii TtoftV was found dead In a ditch near his home ' by Mb wife. The ditch was full of water and It Is believed that Drake fell into it while suffering from a fit. The annual meeting of the Old Settlers' association of Platte county will be held at Columbus on. May 30. for the purpose of electing officers and making arrange- ' ments for the annual picnic. Mr. D. 1m Darr, for several years cashier of the Holt county bank, has severed hla connection with that institution and will immediately commence the erection of a fifty barrel roller flour mill In O'Neill. B 1 he Janiata city council voted 8 to 3 for a saloon, aud granted a license to Mat School to establish a store for the dispen sation of spirits. Thus ends the long fight for the preseDt year in regard to saloons. A planing mill at Randolph is now ful- 1 ly assured. The supervision of its con struction is having the attention of the projector Mr. Caswell of Odebolt, Ia. The main building will be 30x40 feet in dimensions, with double floors. Labor Commissioner Andres sent oat blank letters of Inquiry to the ihlefs of police of Nebraska cities to ascertain the number of hotels in the state which liava been provided with fire escapes according to the provisions of the statutes. The amennt of breaking this season in Thurston, Dixon, Wayne and Cedar conn- . ties will equal,or exceed the total amount for four years past. The emigration into the four counties In the last eight montha has been the greatest in their history. James Kirkpatrlck, a farmer living two miles south of Phillips, suffered a heavy loss by Are. His two barns burned with contents. Twenty-one head of horses and seven sets of harness were burned. Several of the horses were valuable ani mals. Extensive preparations are being mad at Oakdale for the third annual encamp ment of the North Nebraska district. The counties of Antelope, Madison, Boone, - TT ' ' II" .. I," t . - fierce, noil, wayne, veusr, auui, iw kota. Wheeler and others are expected to participate. Ed Thompson, a notorious character who has been confined in the county jail at Thedford on the charge of assisting two men in assaulting his wife, broke jail and has so far succeeded in keeping out ot the reach ot the officers, who are making a desperate hunt for him. The county division meeting held at Broken Bow adopted lines intended to divide Custer county Into three equal coun ties, dividing north and south. This di vision gives numerous towns chances for acountyseatandit'looksasif It will be a popular plan and may result in carrying the proposition at the fall election. The NatiuL-al Export Swine association meets in annual session in Lincoln the last Tuesday in this month and the ses sion continues three days. By order of the state association of the state ot Ne braska the officers extend an invitation to all breeders of thoroughbred swine to meet with the association on this oc casion. The case against Charles H. Paul, for embezzling publio funds while treasurer of Adams county, was called up for pre liminary hearing before Judge Burton at Hastings. County Attorney Halpner dis missed the case and filed a new complaint charging Mr.P aul with defaulting $53,900. 88 county money, which Is the amount found by an expert" who has recently com pleted an examination of the books. Mr. Paul waived examination, ant? gave bail for his appearance at court. In the first case the torn of complaint has been changed to a general charge of aiding and abetting Mr. Paul in the defalcation of the funds, aud leaving out the specific charges. Indianapolis Shocked. Indianapolis, May 24. Indianapolis felt a distinct shock of earthquake at 8:36 last evening. The disturbance) lasted about five seconds.