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THE ALLIANCE -IN DEPENDENT.
S03IE OP JOE BURNS' RECO RD.
How he and Dan Latter Stole the
School Land. A Stool Pigeon
Fop the B, & 31.
Allow me to call your special atten
tion to the 117 acre of land near the
asylum that was fraudulently stolen
from the state by this man and his
friend Dan Lauer. In December 1890
the county commissioners of your county
were ordered to appraise said n. w. i
9-9-6 for leasing purposes.
On the 12th of January 1891 the land
was sold to the following persons:
w t n aa X? 1 TTT
uoi l, lo.uy acres
J. Dan Lauer Jr.
r 110 acres sold for $2,822.52 or the ap
praised value as set by the county com
missioners for leasing purposes. There
never was any notice to the public of
sale. There was no competition as
shown by the amount of bonus paid, $1.
on each lot.
The records in the office of commiss
ioner public of lands and bindings show
the following ownership: Fannie
Wright (Dan Lauer's servant girl,) lots
land 2; J. Dan Lauer Jr. lot 3; Paul
Lauer lot 4; Joe Burns lots 6 and 7.
This land is known as the "Oakley"
farm. Land adjoining it has sold for
$125.00 per acre. Burnham is selling
land 160 rods from it for $150.00 to $2
00.00 per acre. This land averaged less
than $26.00 per acre, A $10,000 steal.
Again when the saline lands were
offered for leasing, Joe Burns was the
'stool pigeon" for the Land commiss
ioner Steen and Sec'y. State Cowdry
and the B. & M. R R. Co , in leasing
and assigning the saline lands adjoin
ing this city.
There is a 40 acre tract adjoining
the city on the west which was leased
to Burns and the records show that the
ex-commissioner and ex-secretary of
state each have a 1 interest, and it is
appraised at $609.00. The records show
the same in regard to land near the
"Burlington Beach." What object has
the "Burlington Beach'' gang in get
ting "Joe" in the legislature? Only
one: To steal the state lands west of
the city and do the dirty work of the
Weaver at Grand Island,
Ed Hall of the Grand Island Demo
crat is an old line greenbacker "who is
trying to edit a democratic organ at
Grand Island. But occasionally the
tiuth and sincerity that is In him
breaks out in spite of the democratic
clothes he weaw. Here i3 what he has
to say of Weaver's meeting:
General J. B. Weaver, the people's
independent party candidate for presi
dent of the United States, delivered
one of his great speeches in Grand
Island last Tuesday. It was a great
meeting and a great speech. Notwith
standing that a cold rain set in Monday
and continued throughout the entire
day Tuesday 2,000 people gathered at
the sugar palace building and listened
two hours to this gifted orator tell
tliem of the wrongs they had sustained
at the hands of the republican adminis
tration and point out the remedies
the people must adopt if they would
be free and enjoy the profits of their
labor, or the wealth they produced.
He told of the false financial legisla
tion which had c n ;entrated the wealth
of the country into the hanls of the
few and why the people had revolted.
It was the truth every word that he
uttered and it was told in an eloquent
and convincing way. He told of bis
travels in this campaign and the in
terest of the people were taking in the
new political religion. He is a great
man and he patriotically represents a
great cause the cause of common
humanity. When time shall have
spanned another generation posterity
will do honor to the name of General
James B. Weaver as the present gen
eration does to the name of a Wendell
Phillips or a William Lloyd Garrison.
He is an abolitionist in the lead, giving
bii time, his energy and ability to the
.work of abolishing a slavery a thousand
! times worse than the African slavery
to which Phillips and Garrison devoted
their lives His cause is just and will
eventually triumph and while he may
never live to be the people's choice
for president his name will live in tho
hearts his countrymen as long as
history and time shall last. He went
from here to Lincoln where he de
livered a speech Wednesday. Ho then
goes back to Iowa to finish the cam
paign and will await the res'ilt next
Tuesday with the knowledge and con
solation of having discharged his duty
fellowmen and discharged it
An Interesting Experience With a Mary
An Interesting story is told of
Paderewskl when on his way to play
ono afternoon at Baltimore. Shortly
before reaching the city he left the
train to buy some fruit, and chancing
to find a fiiendly Pole in the vender
of fruity stopped to talk, and when he
returned to the station found the train
gone. Ie was perplexed to know
what to do, as he was entirely unac
quainted with that locality, and
besides knew what a tempest would
be raging when his agnt failed to
find him on the train. Glancing
about the station he caught the eye of
a hackman standing near by, who im
mediately accosted him with:
Yes, if you will drive me imme
diately to Baltimore without delay."
The hackman whistled. "To Bal
timore! Why, sir, that is fully fifteen
"Nevermind. I must be tnere ror
a concert Are you willing to whip
your horses?" This, of course, in
The hackman grinned as he eyed
his two sorry specimens. Oh. they
can stand it But where to, sir?"
At this the great arti9t looked puz
zled. "Why, I don't really remem
ber." Then, brightening up: "Oh,
I. know; the opera house."
"But there are eight or ton, sir.
Well, drive to a music store and
find out, but don't stand there talk
ing." The man whipped up his horsey
but the roads were poor, and it was
some time before they reached the
Arriving at the music store the
hackman got out and marching in de
manded: "'1 here's a gent here as
wants to know whero that piano man
is going to Dlay Paddyeski or some
thing." " - .
"Paderewskl? Oh, that concert is
just around tho corner at opera
house. But it's half over by this
time, and. you can tell your gent it's
hardly worth while going now."
Then, taking down one of the huge
photographs of tho "Chrysanthemum
Head" from the window he said to
the boy waiting. "Here, Bill, this can
come down as the tickets are all sold."
At sight of the photograph the
hackman stopped short and exclaimed:
"And is it him is going to play?
Why. he's my gent in the carriage!"
and rushing out he drove frantically
to the placo designated, fortunately
in time to proven t the audience from
As Paderewskl hurriedly paid him
his money the man hesitated and then
said awkwardly; "Please sir, I like
a tune with the best of them. Could
I make so bold a3 to hear you play?"
The kindly face of the great artist
beamed upon him in assent, and they
went into the hall together, aide by
side. It is needless to say that there
was not one of the vast audience so
generally astonished and delighted by
what ho heard that afternoon as Pade
rewskl' s hackman.
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