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Appeals te the United States Senators
to Pass tke Washburne-Hatcb.
ALL OF THE I ABMERS FAVOB IT,
But Are Too Poor to Maintain a Lobby
to Fight the Attorneys of the
Office Legislative Committee. I
514 F Street, S
. ' Washington, D. C, Dec. 10, 1)2.
To United States Senators:
Gentlemen: The great mass of our
people believe that gambling in farm
products should be prohibited by na
tional legislation. The farmers are
practically a unit upon the subject, and
we believe that our wishes should be
favorably considered. We know that
the few , people who are making mil
lions out of commissions upon fictitious
sales are opposed to such legislation
We also know that it is possible for
them to secure the assistance of
bankers and other business men who
are either directly or indirectly mat
ing money out of these gambling opera
tipns. We also know that the oppo
nents of such legislation are abundantly
able to hire the shrewdest attorneys to
represent them whilst we speak for
men whose aggregate wealth may be
great, but who are scattered in their
humble homes all over our vast do
mainmen who are struggling to se
cure the means to care for and educate
their families and satisfy the demands
of the tax gatherer men who cannot
afford to contribute of their scant earn
logs to maintain at Washington, at
great expense, able attorneys to plead
their cause, and we therefore take this
method or making their wishes kaown,
and of asking you to use your influence
ana vote to secure the early passage 01
wasDDurn-iiatcn bin, la order
that business may adjust itself to new
onditlons before the new crop is ready
to De piacea on tne market. The solid
tade manifested for the farmers' 'in
tereats by the opponents, of the bill is
perhaps commendable, but should not
oe allowed too much weight when we
consider that the farmers are practic
ally unanimous in favor or tne measure,
ana wm accept tne results cheerfully,
Knowing mat, u in its practical wcrk
ing It is not satisfactory, it can be
modified or repealed.
Very respectfully yours,
J. II. Brioham,
' Leonard Rhone,
, John Trimble,
' Legislative Committee.
The Cozid Citizen and Lexington
Clipper are to be combined. We pre
sume the new paper willl be caiiea me
When Church Howe was asked, the
other day. when the republicans were
going to caucus, be fixed the questioner
with one of those gazes whicn unurca
always carries around with him, and
said, "the best thing the republican
party could do would be not to caucus
stall. It should hold a protracted
There wa a young man in Me.,
That died o! a horrible pe
Some fruit he enveloped
That was not quite developed,
In the quiet churchyard he was le.
The above is intended" to be read
when you can find nothing else to do.
It should be taken on a full stomach.
On about the same plan is the following
pkm atim won a Bt&tettman named uiurcn.
That was canght In a terrible lurch;
Quoth he once while speaking,
"The old ship is leaking,"
And Immediately dropped off the perch.
All of which has been proven by the
lapse of tinao to have been eminently
II, in about a week you should hear a
low, swishing sound, like unto the es
caping of a large amount of gas, do not
be alarmed. It will merely be the
collapsing of about thirty-seven punct
ured senatorial booms.
The republicans have had only about
forty corporate-organizations working
nn udnnnndent members during the
the oast week. The path trodden by
pvprarro legislator is not one of
roses ty any means.
The present session of the leglsla-
ture promises a large ana juicy eus
fnn Ttwlllhfi the imDeachment of
IUVUI w ---
the Hon. Thomas Majors by the Hon.
Edward Rosewater. Then across the
street in front of the Capitol building,
should be put the inscription: "Open
at fl.11 hniirs. .the popular comedy of
Dog eat Dog; do uot fall to see it."
A deep bass voice and a hickory shirt,
A beautiful whisker to see,
Through which the soft breezes caressingly
A large senatorial bee.
A G. A. R. badge on his lapel d ,
Forty corporate tags In a grc !
Was the way that a Nemaha statesman was
Ere he playfully dropped In the soup.
Notes From the Battle Field.
Lincoln, Jan. S. The tug of war
is coming on. Legislators, represen
tatives and place hunters have been
holding caucuses ever since last Satur
day evening. New combinations are
being fixed up hourly, and one man's
boom will inflate awhile, then
The situation changed hourly yester
day afternoon and last evening. No
man dared to put out a prediction
without attaching a string that would
make it easy to pull it in.
It is said the independents have not
considered the matter of supporting
either Bryan or McKelghan in their
C. H. Tirtle was the popular choice
of the senate caucus for secretary of
the senate. 'This was given out and
remained uncontradicted. It was a
secret caucus ani consequently ex
tremely difficult for the average mor.
tal in the flesh and out of the inde
pendent party to get the original entries.
The decree of the court positively
annuls the old certificate held by Kruse
and seats Chester Norton, which will
make one vote less for the independ
ents. Partial reports from an independent
caucus say that there were forty mem
bers in the caucus, that the race for
speakership laid between Elder of Clay
and Irvin of Piatt and Nance, Elder re
ceiving seventeen votes while Irvin re
ceived fourteen. The same authority
says that Edmunsen of Dawson held a
good lad for the clerkship. Another
tays that they were all favorab la to
Gaffin of Saunders, with the exception
of those who refused to be converted
to a new belief. Still another that
Elder has been offered the United
States senatorship if he would lend his
aid in the organization.
Republicans expect to organize the
house at all events. They have not
agreed on a speaker, but yesterday
Jobn Watson's boom was mounting the
ladder , his friends claiming the assist
ance of two democratic votes at least.
John Jensen, It. II. Oaktey and others
and backed by strong claims . by their
The display of two years ago, with
smashing of doors hand to hand com
bats and presence of uniformed sol
diers, is not an improbability. Bu
mors of attempts, by independents, to
seat Kruse and oust Norton were cir
culated. The report that the corrl
dors and halls were to be filled with
deputies was current. When Secre
tary Allen calls the hoiw to order at
12 o'clock today the excitement will
begin and a great crowd will be there
to enjoy the combat
"Kiv'tf fill i9&Gr,y J
hODA that m. lama n,,,Kn . ' I t. i. . i i
Muuiuor ui uur isrmer i "uuciji jiwaeii Knives, towels, soao,
iihaMlhAM tatn . . .. . I , . I I r
" 7? ' mpwo ior this pr comor, orusnes and other Articles, too
7T , V sens ip ay persona who umerous to mention for the use of the
w"", -ff.rWw forthla premium, members, officers and committees
enouiq pe mnrxed, "For hog premium, the wo houses. .. All this he lias done
HSHSHB without a shadow of legal authority. The
N ember of valuable communion- statutes name among the secretary of
.o urto peen crowaea over till next state's duties the following
"" 1 !'To furnish the WU1 AfiiM h
Officers thereof all necessary fuel and
vuNUKE$sMANJa.em remained in Lin stationery when so directed by resolu
ooln till after the organization of the lIn of tho legislature or either branch
house, and then returned to Washing, thereof."
a - - a. .
lias tbe Papers,
Verdigre, Neb., Jan. 3. Matt
Dauerherty arrived from Niobrara last
night with the certificate of election of
Chester Norton, Van Camp was
d away by a prearrang
-nnnifi. ' - i.Jn-i f-jr
ton to look after the Interest of his con
The Ohio populist state committee
held a meeting at Columbus January 2.
It was decided to push the organization
of the Industrial legion. Next year's
state convention was set for Columbus.
Rosewater is a ranting anti-monopolist
just now. People pay little at
tentlsn to the rantings of a man who
helped elect corporation tools, and
then curses them for serving the cor
porations after they are elected.
The State Journal should have wait
ed a fevs days before approving the
demo-republican deal of last Friday. It
will have hard work in backing around
into a position where it can consistent
ly assail the new deal consummated on
The Alliance-Independent would
nave preferred to see the democrats
and republicans complete the organiza
tion of the senate. We believe such a
u . i. i
resuu wouia nave redounded more to
the glory of th-new party than , the
plan finally adopted. The people will
una out when
it rnmna r naaeinm
railroad bill that Mattes, North and iexPendIture8 appelated
But Mr. Allen did cot wait until the
legislature convened, much less re
solved. He did just as other secretar
ies have done before him: purchased
these supplies from certain favored in
dlviduals, bad them brought to the
stato house and placed his "O. K.," on
tho bills before tho legislature bad
jmo sooner aia the leglslatuie meet
than the first installment of these sup
plies was distributed among the mem
It is high time to put a period to this
kind of business, The legislature
doesn't need a guardian, especially
This manner of doing business has in
the past been a great source of extrav
agance as well as corruption. If each
L. 1 a . a .
uuuse were leu to oraer its own sup
plies, a great deal more economy would
be practiced. No member would dare
offer a resolution ordering .a supply of
hair brushes, soap, towels and pen
knives. They are neither "stationery"
nor "fuel." But as it is, an officious
secretary of state purchases a large
quantity of these things, and the mem
i . n ...
uera mh.u una use mem witnout ever
stopping to inquire into the matter.
Then aftor the legislative mill gets
to grinding, a committee on accounts
tiaDCOCk belOnf tn thA ivn-nnniln..
SUU as the combination w mn- mi ' tho secretary of state's
ly for the purpose of getting the senate
entiy tne bills begin to come I n with
O K. at the
These bills are for long lists
organized, and as tho republicans had artiole8 at 8tsted prices' The
already sought to adopt the same plan b iarouSa lQem " wawua and
we do not see that they can consistent- dI!"?eable-
ly criticise. . What s tho usf, anyway," says the
committeeman, whoso pockets are well
stored with theatre tickets: '"this is
all right; tho secretary of stato says it's
all right and he ought to know. What
do I know about prices of such things?
Besides the stuff has been bought and
distributed and used, and I suppose
it'll have to be paid for. I vote to al
low the bill."
If perchance some member of. the
committee raises a "kick," orproposes
Hold Your Ground.
The article entitled "hold your
ground" has more good advice in it,
and if carried out will bring better re
sults and do more good for the new
party than anything that has appeared
in the columns of your paper for many
a day. In fact the ideas and princi
pies set forth in it he at the bottom of
our movant, I an investigation, he is quickly
A allow all the great and good . aT, v , 'u""vo l? "o oui,
La M V j-.i and if he is open .to "infUience." hia
.... I "-w
objections are never heard of again
re have done
i and be lost to
enemy will soon
to arm awav
our party, tori
done what the inde-
pne. The people must
acting for their
they are now
Thus a vast quantityof supplies am
usea ana paid lor bvjery legislature.
A one of the members
the goods delii
thq bills alio,
"All books, papers, letters and trans
actions PCTtainlnc to iha offlmnf trou.
urer, shall be open to the inspection of
a committee of the legislative assembly
or either branch thereof, to examine
ana settle alt accounts and count all
moneys." Chapter 83, Art, IV, Sec
Statutes of 1887.1
The duty of the treasurer to give al
desired information to such a committee
is clearly and unequivocally expressed
in section two of the same,, article de
fining the duties of the treasurer as
Seventh, To give information in writing
to either honse of the legislatite assembly
whenever required oe any subject connected
with fhe treasury, or tonching any dnty of
lye-treasurer Hill should not be al
lowed to escape investigation. To com
pel observance of the law for the future
is but half the duty of the legislature
Hill should be made to answer for his
maladministration of the office during
tho past four years. He should be forc
ed to tell what use he has made of the
public funds, especially the permanent
school fund, and a most determined
effort should be made to recover the
moneys lost through his failure to obey
The law requiring treasurers to de
posit all public funds in banks at not
less than 3 per cent interest Will here
after apply to the state treasurer as
well as county treasurers. The house
should tako hold of the matter with
firm hand and see that the law is obey
ed to the letter, and that without delay
1 here is an old law in the statute
books requiring the treasurer to pub
lish a monthly statement in some news
paper published at the capital to bo
designated be the governor, See Chap
tor 83, Art XII , Sec. 2.1 This law
has been regularly ignored for year
mi 1 . t . l . . ..
j. ue legislature snouia see inat it is
hereafter observed and provide an ap
propriation for the purpose.
It might be well for the committee
which investigates tho treasurer's office
to find out by wat authority or under
what pretext Ex-treasuror Hill has paid
out large sums of money on warrants
bearing forged endorsements oa tho
the secretary op state.
It is currently reported that ten mem
bers of the grand jury which lately in
dicted the asylum thelves voted to in
dict Jehn C, Allen along with the rest.
If Mr. Allen is an honest man. he will
demand an Investigation of his office by
a lezislative committee. He ought to
know that he rests under a dark sus
picion, that can only b9 removed (if at
alljVby such an investigation. It is not?
like! however that he will ask for an
court llnvestigatiens. Buyi
tionj jjnot necessary XjHe
I not necessaryj
Newsy Note About Nebraska Places
Scarlet feuer is still haunting the
town of Osceola.
There Is large amount of unhusked
corn in Hitchcock county.
The building record in Columbus
for 1892 exceeds (75,000.
A young married woman of Union
has become violently insane.
Hastings is howling for a larger
hotel and she will hare one in the
The rumor has been started again
that Omaha will have a union depot
Julius Madinajskl of Snyder has be
come insane, supposedly as the result
of too much alcohol.
Sportsmen have taken advantage of
the cold and snow to kill off all the
quail in Otoe county.
A hotel war is on at Sergeant and
grub is practically free at the tables of
the two contending hasheries.
L. G. Stewart of Fillmore county has
invented a machine for picking corn
that has been pronounced a success.
Minnie Foster of Fairmont was taken
to Omaha on the charge of selling nose
paint without a government license.
Plattsmouth is besieged by an Uncle
Tom's Cabin troupe. Trouble comes
to all, but not always so deep as this.
The roller mill at Niobrara is run
by artesian water from a well 600 feet
deep. It cost f 3,500 to strike the lead.
The Hartington Nonpareil-Demo
crat has gone the way, but in its place
appears the Leader which has come to
Willie Nelsoa of Saunders county
captured a live oppossum, the first
"bird" of the kind ever, found in Ne
braska. The South Omaha Tribune says that
their electric lights are getting so dim
that the people hunt for them with
A German named Carl Saunchen,
living near Ewing, has become violent
ly Insaae. He is a bachelor, and this
should be a horrible warning.
Evangelist Hoopengarner whooped
It up at Lyons, and seventy-five sinners
registered a determination to quit
their sins and be sacred.
J. A. Malone recently moved a house
from Lexington to Cozad. The job
took eighteen days and the pulling
was done by two traction engines. J
Miss Jennie White was voted the
most popular teacher in the Grand Isl
and scpool and received a gold
for a Christmas present
At 8.00, jO.OOapd 012,
They CANNOT BE EQUALLED for the money
ii) Mei)'s ai)d poij's SlJlTS
for Winter wear we will show you the best values to
be had. Come and see them at the
Gor O apd JOth St,
BEST WESTERH COAL OUR SPECIALTY.
FAEMEBS' ALLIAHGIS, SOnuOL BO&EDS ASD CLUBS will
save money.by buying their
(Coal Direct by the Car Load.
Wrile tor Prices.
J. J.GTFOIVIAG Ol CO.,
Wholesale Coal DealerSi
1615 Curtis St.,
Fropi the Saw to theBulfdipg Direct.
j.T.joHH8on. jj Farmer Alliance Men Please take Notice.
wholesale Complete Bills for Houses and Bams a Specialty.
retail I Write us for Delivered Priroc
dQHTISOfa UUfflBEF eOMFWTi Office 1001 0 St., Lincoln,' Neb
ALLEN ROOT. Stock Agent, Nebraska State
J. W. Wn.U4W. GEO. 8. BROWN.
Office and Financial Wgt. CattleSatesman. Hog Saledbatk
SHIP YOUR OWN STOCK.
ALLEN ROOT AND COMPANY,
LIYE SfOCK C0HHISSION HERCHAHTS,
South Omaha, Neb., Room 220 Exchange Building.
Befere Tou Ship Send for Ihe Market.
Rifkbikcis: Flrat National Bank of Omaha; Packera National Bank, Omaha; Commercial
National Bank, Omaha ; National Savings and Exchange Bank, Omaha ; Central City Bank, Central
tyshlppera can draw sight draft on ns for 90 per cent of eoit, bill of lading attached.
crimeaTbfrikleld: criminals that Have
brought the fait name of our stato into
disrepute. If the independents, and
an timonapaly democrats will push these
various in res ti gat ions, the republicans
will be forced either to assist them, 'or
to stand up for Nebraska's enemies.
Now is the time for bold decisive and'
radical action. Now is the
men pho have been talking reform' to
act. 'Now is the time to reduce reform
from theory to practice. If the re
formers elected to the present legisla
ture let slip the opportunities now open
to them, they must be sot down as men
whose worship of the "star-eyed god
ess" is mere "lip" service.
j , 8ENAT0R DYSART.
Quite a flury was created in the senate
on Tuesday afternoon by Senator Dy-
sart of Nuckolls county. The senate
had met at 2 o'clock, taken one ballot
for permanent secretary which resulted
in no election, and taken a recess for
one hour. The independents went into
caucus. A plan for completing the
organization was presented for adop
tion which met the approval of all the
senators except Dysart. When the
senate convened after the recess. Mr.
Dysart made a statement to the effect
that he did not approve the plan adopt
ed by his colleagues and, would here
after act independent of the caucus.
Mr. Dysart has since been the reci
pientof a good deal of adverse criti
cism, and there has bsen a ?ood deal
of speculation' regarding the motive
that prompted him to take such
course, borne have gone so far as to
charge him with treachery. As it ap
pears to us, the ine'dent is receiving a
good deal more attention than it de
serves. II we were called uoon to diair
nose Senator Dysart's case, we would
say that he is afflicted with nothing
worse than a fit of contrariness, and
an exaggerated idea of his own impor
tance. 1 Wo do not believe tlu disease
will prove fatal to his loyalty as an in
dependent, but that he will be found in
line voting with his party for United
States senator, and all reform measures
ndependents shoald be cautious about
pronouncing any man a traitor till the
evidence is over-whelmmsriv against
him.. Although Senator Dysart has
acted rashly and unwisely, we are not
prepared to doubt his' sincerity,
II Jfalll I 11 JL 1T V I ia I
Adams County Farmers' Alliance will
meet In Hastings on Saturday Jan. 14,
1893, at 10 a m. This will be a called
meeting of the order, and all true mem
bers of tho alliance are earnestly re
quested to be in attendance. Matters
m j ..it a ....
oi vitai interest wiu come up for icon'
siaeration. si. a. hoot,
B. MCUAW , Soc'y.
q party service s.
weight,- but all such considerations
must (if necessary) be hold of second
ary importance. - There is hot an inde
pendent member in either house that
can dispute this proposition:
At least a doz:n independents can
named, any out of whom is qualified, de
serving and in every way worthy of sup
port as a candidate for the United Stales
i Perhaps instead, of a dozen we could
as safely say one thousand, but let
dozea 6ffice for the argument. The
niain question : for'every : independent
who holds the great and sacred right
to cast a vote for senator in the coming
contest, snouia do mis:
How to elect some one of these men, not
how to elect a certain one.
The Alliance-indbpesbent has
no preferred candidate. But above all
things at the present time, we want to
see some true and worthy independent
olsctcd to the United States senate.
such a man shall bo elected, no matter
who he may be, we will throw our hat
as high as and man in Nebraska. But
we should feel that we had done less
than our duty if we failed to warn the
independent membens against aay
strife over candidates or any undue
devotion to any particular candidate
which may endanger success
Some Political History
Speaking of the meeting of Populists
at Indianapolis holiday week, the Non
conformist gives the following: interest
mg facts regarding one of the speakers:
JNot tne least interesting oi tne speech
es made was that of Judge Gregg of
Dearborn county, who was delegated
Dy tne green DacK convention Held in
this city in 1876 to go to Cincinnati and
ask of Governor Allen, of Ohio, if he
would take the nomination for nrsi
dency on that ticket, since he had car
ried his state on that direct issue. The
democratic convention was then on in
St Louis, and it was to decide whether
lilden, the representative of Wall
street, snouia neaa tnat party or a
representative of the greenback idea.
and for the sake of forcing that contest
in tho democratic party did Allen de
cline. When Peter Cooper was nomi
nated ho accepted only, on tho condi
tion tnat Allen wou d not. This was
an interesting bit of reminiscence that
is worthy of extensive elaboration. It
was in that St. Louis convention that
the democratic partv made its choice.
where Dorshlmer before the body tore
a greenback to shreds and trampled It
beneath his feet, and Tilden was nominated.
Subscribe for The Ay
Iii' former times it' was incumbent
on the bridegroom to place a Bum oi
money in a purse on the wedding
night and present it to tho bride.
Afterward this was done the following
morning, and the gift was called the
dow purse. Another" phase of the
same thing existed in Cumberland,
where the bridegroom provided him
self with gold and crown pieces. At
words, "With all my worldly
s l thee endow,
good government are oklne to
brass collars upon the' necks of se
teen senators is disgrace to the a
and a high crlme against a free neo
No honorablOTnan can afford to ha'
himself enrolled as a political Pinke
ton enlisted to strike down everv mea
ure which antagonizes the pooled coi
porations. It is aotorious that the con
dittons under which democrats of th
sonate have agreed to vote with repub
licans are subversive to self-government,
and would, if carried out, abso
lutely destroy the objects for which
legislatures are convened. It is a com
pact to nullify the will of the people by
depriving their representatives of the
freedom of action, without which there
can be no legislation for the people.
The constitution has hedged our law
makers about With all saYetruarda to
give the utmost freedom to the two
houses. Individually and collectively
the members of both houses are 'made
the custodians and exponents of the
popular will. If the conspi iors wha
are seeking to dominate the ienate by
overawing and corrupting a majority
of its imcmbers succeed in their plot
free goWemment in Nebraska is over
thrownl I .
The republicans have nothiner to eain
by the unholy alliance through Ivhich
the ra'Sroad bosses and corporation
nirenngs, tnat swarm at tne capita
trying tq organize the senate. If
fourteen republicans make themsei'
party to this dastardly plot, repu
cans will liever elect another goveri
or another legislature in Nebraska.
Mntual Insurance Meeting.
The Farmers' Mutual Insurance com
pany of Nebraska held its first annual
meeting in ihe office of the company.
Brace bnilding,; Lincoln, . Nebraska,
January lOtbi. There was a good at
tendance from different parts of the
stato. , J. W.I Caster of Lancaster coun
ty was ' choseln president, and J. P.
Rouse of Casa county vice-president."
W. B. LynchL Secretary, A. Greena-
myer of Lancaster treasurer. The
secretary's reptprt shows over half a
million insurance written The fol
lowing directors were elected: J. W.
Castor, Lancaster, J. A. Floren, Sew-
ard, J. P. Rousel
Lancaster, J. A
Davis Otoe, J. I
ter. N. S. Hvatt
Hildreth of Fillm
This company i
taoiished, and 1
th secretary, W.
Cass, A. Greenamyer,
15arr, York, H. r.
Platte and W. J.. -
now thoroughly es
business is rapidly
br&ons desiring infor ,
A ., : . ..
I he progressive I society meets on
Sunday, January lotli, at 8, p.' m.;
stead of Saturday as 1 usual, at Eell
hall. Question for 1 discussion:
solved, that corporations are a great
curse to a people thanian absolute md
mis society is aeenvllne liberty cl
see King to estamish th truth and
right in all things. It isocomr.
of jeople of all parties,
ana creeo?, ana oi no tmrty. sec
creea, ana everyone ha equal ra
powers and privileges.
Now is the time to
t! 1 . . I W
vau uia iee ana pourea me -
Nmoney into a handkerca
Vyferide held out
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