The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894, July 14, 1892, Image 3
THE ALLIA NOB-I ND B PE N D E N T. . To Break Down thf Postal System. The following is a copy of a circular which is being seit out to the business men of the country. It was handed to us by Mr. A. J. Gustin, who fol!ow3 it with some vigorous comments: WRITE YOU CONGRESSMAN. At Once. Shall Ijetter Postage Be Reduced to One Cent? Dear r Sir The Hon. P. S.. Post of Illinois Jias introduced a bill into con gress to reduce letter postage from two to one cent an ounce, and it'will spedi ly become a law if we will aU do our duty without delay. Please write a letter to your member of congress by first mail, and ask him to give prompt and cordial support to this measure. It is believed that the time has arrived when this change can bo made in letter postage without in the least affecting the efficiency of the postal service and if we are ever to have it, let it cone now The republican party promised to give it to us in its platform adopted by the convention which nominated President Harrison, and bills were introduced into the last congress by both republicans and dem ocrats to affect it, but upon Mr. Wana maker's request none of them were re ported to the house, his reason being that he had other reforms and improvements he desired to introduce into the - service before we had penny postage. This pro posed reduction in postage is beneficial to every class of the community, to the poor man as well as the rich, and we can have it at once if you will instruct your congressman horn to vote. 104 con gressmen have thus far promised to vote for this bill. Please send answer to your letter to Lock Box 258, Wash ington, D. C. This change will bsnefit every citizen, rich and poor ! ! This is business, not olitics. WHAT IT MEANS. To Hon. O. M. Kem, Member of Congress from- Nebras ka: Dear Sir The enclosed slip was handed me in Omaha today by one of my customers. At first it does not ex plain itself; a second look, however, transforms its carrier pigeons into vul tures ready to feed off the cupidity of supposedly reputable business men. I hasten to forward it to you, and beg you to show it to Representatives Mc Keighan and Bryan, aad i also Senator Kyle of South Dakota, and explain the ti" inwardness of this so-called desire to benefit the "Rich and Poor." The postal service is now some few millions short of being self-sustaining since 2-ct rates were put in. At 3 cents it was a source of revenue above the cost of service and reduction was in order, while now it is the manifest de sire of the class of corporation wor shipers and wealthy mendicants to cripple the postal service by call for reduction below the cost of service. It need not be mentioned to you, gen tlemen, or to other true representa tives of the people and their cause, that the postal system is the basis on which freight transit must even tually be solved; but to those who have from want of time to consider it, or from disinclination to stu y the question, it may be advisable to show the duplicity of the enclosed circular, and to draw attention to its stab at self-sustaining departments of government, as well as its brutalizing ambushed attack upon the one true republican who occupies a responsible position under the present administra tion. The poor man writes one letter a day on the average, the rich mer- chant, banker, and manufacturer writes hundreds of them and gets near er value received in their transit at two cents than for any service he buys: all of which is right, but if the large dealer gets his mail service for less than cost of that service, the deficit must be made up by the general taxa tion of other service, which is wrong. The enclosed circular is a bid for the cupidity of business men to flinch from the taxed masses under cover of pro fessed generosity in saving to the writer of one letter a day, or one a week, or one a month, the postage which at three cents per letter would not be burdensome. The writer, your humble petitioner, voices the earnest wishes of thousands of your constituency in urging your ac tive, earnest, and prompt opposition to this proposed measure of postal revenue reduction. Respectfully, A. J. Gustin. Kearney, Neb., July 6, 1892. OVER THE STATE. Editor Marvin, who recently sold the Beatrice Daily Democrat, has started the Weekly Gazette at the same place. . Reports from Missouri River points show the water still rising and has reached a height that causes much alarm. Table Rock is to have a iarge and commodious depot ill place of the one which was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. F. Ricoud, book keeper for the Ox nard Beet Sugar company at Grand Island, forged checks to the amount of $200 and is among the missing. The city council of Omaha has re ceived two carloads of furniture for the council rooms which does not suit the fastidious taste of the Omaha council men. It will be returned. The Burlington railroad will go into court at Nebraska City to prove that the great bridge there is in the channel of the Missouri and therefore not sub ject to taxation for city and school purposes. Murderer Fox who has been playing the insanity act all through his trial in Douglas county now admits that he was simply playing it. He says he could not fool the jailor, but he worked the jury enough to save his neck. The republican delegation from Nor folk to the state convention is in structed for Eugene Moore for state auditor. He is the man that the Wayne Herald (republican) said could give the state auditor's office a much needed cleaning out. A fellow in Omaha yesterday had a relapse of the Fourth of July and while firing a revolver in a zig-zag way along the street put a bullet through the window of a residence, penetrating a valuable oil painting, a mirror and a hanging lamp. Beatrice admirers of the national game are feeling galled and disgusted because the fema'e hippos from Den ver drew thpee times tho crowd that ever turned out to see a game of ball played in that sporty town. The dis gruntled Beatricians seemed unable to realize that it was not the ball that most of the crowd went to see. The 4th at Trumbull. The hayseeds of Clay, Adams, Hamil ton and Hall counties assembled to the number of a thousand at Trumbull to to celebrate the "glorious 4th." Mr. A. V. Cuuningham of Adams presided, and Mr. H. L. Baker acted as chief marshal. The Trumbull cornet band discoursed fine music, and the glee club rendered several patriotic songs. Miss Maud Fanabee read the declaration of inde pendence, after which the people en joyed a picnic dinner. In the afternoon Judge Burton of Hastings delivered the oration of the day. He gave a concise and forcible review of the history of this country, dwelling especially on the struggles of the people to secure and preserve liberty Mr. Myron IJoldernian then recited "Darius Green and his Hying machine" to the delight of the crowd. The rest of the day was occupied by sports under the charge of Major McLelJan, consist ing of all sorts of races, music, dancing fire-works etc. It was the most success ful celebration ever held in those parts. HERMAN-:-BROS., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Mil Hals, Caps mil hdii Ms. BRANCH HOUSES: BEATRICE, GRAND ISLAND, FALLS CITY, WEEPING WATER AND AUBURN. 10tf Special Attention to Mail Orders. PRIOE8LOW. 17 I 1019 0 STREET. LINCOLN. NEB. CAPITAL NATIONAL BANK LINCOLN NEBRASKA CAPITAL, : : : : : : $300,000. 45tf C, W. MOSHER, President. H.J.WALSH, Vice-President. R. C. OUTCALT, Cashier. J. W. MAXWELL, Assistant Cashier." v W. W. HOLMES. R. C. PHILLIPS. BANKS DIRECTORS. D. E. THOMSPON. C. W. MOSHER. E. P. HAMER. C. E. YATES. A. P. S. STUART. accounts solicited. -. AND '-. BANKERS MERCHANTS LINDELL .-HOTEL. INDEPENDENT HEADQUABTERS. CORNER 13TH ANDM STS., LINCOLN, NEB, Three blocks from Capitol building. Lincoln's newest, neatest and best up town hotel. Eighty new rooms just completed, including large committee rooms, making 125 rooms in all. . tf A. L. HOOVER & SON, Prop'rs. Rudge & Morris Co., Hardware! Furniture 1118 AND 1122 N ST., LINCOLN, NEB. GARLAND STOVES. BUILDERS HARDWARE. SARB WIRE AND NAILS. FARMERS TOOLS, ETC., ETC. CHAMBER SUITS, SI4.to$2CO. PARLOR SUITS, $20. to $20?. DINING ROOM SUITS $10. to $50. Couches and Lounges $5. to $50. We will make a Special Deliverd Price on Furniture delivered out of City. Rndge &d Morris Go- JENNINGS HOTEL ALLIANCE HEADQUARTERS, BEST $1.50 AND $oo PER DAY HOUSE IN THE CITY. E. JENNINGS, Proprietor. Cor. 9th & Harney, Omaha, Neb. W. C.T. U. DINING HALL, 138 S 12th St., Lincoln. "MJSIJLjS 25c First class table and attendance. Lunches at all hours, SOtf .