The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894, November 10, 1892, Page 11, Image 11
THE ALLIANCE -IN DEPENDENT. U 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 i ( (t It 2, 3. 4. 5, 6. V 18.00 18.19 19.00 37 19.25 18.18 1 annie Wriffht. it u it J. Dan Lauer Jr. Frank Hubbard. Not sold. Wm Robertson Joo Burns. 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 corporations. 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 to his well. fellowmen and discharged it PADEREWSKl'S DRIVER, An Interesting Experience With a Mary land Hackman. 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: Carriage, sir?" Yes, if you will drive me imme diately to Baltimore without delay." The hackman whistled. "To Bal timore! Why, sir, that is fully fifteen miles." "Nevermind. I must be tnere ror a concert Are you willing to whip your horses?" This, of course, in broken English. 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. Which ono?" 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 city. 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 dispersing. 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. THB GLOBE F jr the universal oak stove, or stoves of any kind, call on C. M. Loomis, 905 O street. Subscribe for The Alliance-Inde- DO NOT ORDER YOUR COAL UNTILi YOU GF1T PRICES FROM U9, ALL GRADES. Delivered at Your Station, Write Us. " J. W. HARTLEY, State Agent, Lincoln, Neb. 1-IY TliE QltOBE IS WQ. w USES NO OIL HAS ROLLER BEARINGS. HAS CHILLED IRON BOXES. 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