The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894, January 12, 1893, Image 4

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Cor. 11th and M Bt., Lincoln, Neb.
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Address oil letters and make all remittances
Lincoln, Neb,
Mr. H. S. Williamson, proprietor o(
the Furnas oounty herd of Big Berk
ehires, of Beaver City makes the fol
lowing offer: lie will ship to tbe per
son sending the lareest list of subscrlb
ors tooTHE Alliance-Independent
by March-1st, 1893, a first-class big
Berkshire pig (of either sex) of Septem
ber farrowing, worth at least $20. He
also has a fine lot of young males large
enough for service for sole. Also forty
sows t be bred for spring farrowing
to Echo's Duke IX 23227, Monmouth
Duke 15548. lie invites all who want
something good in the hog line at very
reasonable prices to correspond with
The Alliance-Independent fully
appreciates Mr. Williamson's Kindness
pting this liberal offer,
The present legislature of Nebraska
has many Important tasks to perform.
Standing high among them is the task
of reforming abuses that have become
established in the legislature itself.
Reform like charity should begin at
home The shameless extravagance ot
ia & notorious fact. While
the legislature of 18!tl made a recoru
for economy that was fair indeed when
compared with that of its predecessors,
it fell far 6hort of tne mark it should
have made. This was due largely to
the inexperience of the independent
members, and ,the action of the demo-
republican combine which encouraged
Now the circumstances are different.
The independents have an opportunity
ty retrieve their mistakes of two years
go, and set a pattern for all future
It is true tbe independents have not
amsjorlty in either house, but they
are nevertheless in a position to shape
the action of both, houses in the matter
of legislative economy. ' In the house,
by combining with the antimonoply
wing of the democratic party, tho in
dependents have secured the organiza
tien. They have full control of that
body so fer as the matter of employees
and other incidental expenses is con
cernod. In the senate tho mouopoly
wing of the democratic party has com
bined with the republicans, but that
body will not dare leave a record for
extravagance to be contrasted with
that of the house in the next two cam
paigns. Therefore the independents
hold tho key to tho situation, and on
their heads will fall either tho credit
or the blame for the manner in which
it is ued.
In the matter of
the house has made an excellent be
ginning. So far provision has been
made for only forty-four emp oyee, less
than half the number usually employed
Of course several more will hav3 to be
employed in the enrolling and engross
ing room later on. But these will not
be employed uu neeaeu. ine BTfallfu
tory of past legislatures in this matter
will be repeated by the present one.
Independents and democrats who are
aaxiousto reform the abuses whica
have grown up nndcr republican rule,
should begin at once on this matter of
legislative supplies. A committee
should be appointed by each house to
take charge of ordering supplies, with
instructions to take a careful inventory
of everything received, to see that no
eoods are paid for unless ordered and
delivered, and to see that the goods
aro bouzht at the lowest market prices.
This committee should be instrncted
to confine its purchases, both as to
quantity and kind, to such as are neces-
bary for the actual use of members and
nffW.ra In the performance of their
Tne next duty of the legislature after
reforming the abuses that have grown
up within itself, is to look beyond Itself,
It will not hive far to go. . Several of
the executive departments demand at
tention. During tho past four months
tho air has been thick with rumors and
charges of crookedness, disregard or
law, and scandalous negligence on the
part of certain state officers.
As members of the "opposition
both democratic and independent mem'
bers should unite in the investigation
of these offices. All h'-nest republican!
should join in this effort. No party
ran afford to shield evil-doers In its
Probably no department In our state
government has been administered with
as much disregard of the interests of
the people and the statutes of the state
as the treasury. The chief object of
state treasurers in the past has been to
enrich themselves regardless of their
duty to the state. Vast sums of public
money have been put out in favored
banks, the interest invariably going In
to the pocket of tho treasurer. The
law requiring the permanent school
fund to be invested ia state (warrants
has been absolutely ignored, and thus
the tax-payers have been robbed of
about $35,000 per annum. Two years
ago the state treasurer refused to give
formation regarding tho treasury to
tins n1 mr mi4-a4 wtoaln tt AmnnwflFL.Ht a V.
speaker to discharge any M away often to13! committee appointed to inquire
Of course I have!" 1
"So have I where the Dutchman
had his anchor at home! But EM
.lend me r-vouV?v v
owaVtime ana c8 indepelvW quarters.
fails to nerform his dutil forma"ces of -No.
Another matter f? but the
, ... - . , J the table less tempting,
legislatures have Jrfoa oaly knew lho arl
Inexcusable eyed a now charm.
LEOjatnew that Edmonia was talented
Secreta,- pretty; he found her beautilul
theexaj"" wouess as a vioiet ino Jiours
oesiue ner. in mo earaen. la tne nap-
lor, on the moonlit porca'spod by
like minutes, and tjva party lingered
on till Charley carrie.
They learned- duets
hoy would.
' 'rwatcr and mlay oua the cen& excitement.
..t tnUh WW.' Pitoi and iw Lincoln, where
1nr to the harboc'-pttol and th? Lincoln, wh
I, r i.Tv nana Hn mosB-nnoriv(iit Viuva
mnn r 1 ,
tq rest, r
ry quiet, Bt the lobby of the
T ..There. J alklng statesnfa and politicians
plT3veek- -A
VftWe le.irman Blake anSecrotary Pir
lB8, rftVly cond Issued a call the independ
. t in9anVty lembers to meet (the Llndell on
cYiristene i fty December 30tl fho evening
15 etf ot iat day found a lam maj ri'y of
There "members on hand.iA large num
eabt ot tlj0 loadinS meof tho party
OVU olof nraoant. lilt InHatinn
of advico
Yiuinsel. In the evenid
-rlfte held. The
He Wat they would take a
'v 6tart with, so they cijcd on the va
Tw"ous leading lights oillie party to
xpress their views. Kmong those
jho spoke were Judgt'Noville and
gxVlien, W. L. Green, C. frihrader, W.
f.Ll. Dech, W. A. Poyinteri .V. Wolfo.
' - IV. 0. Strickler, Dr. Craiif Beatrice,
' f J.'vffi. Edgerton and other The bur-
leufH)l these speeches was sat the in
1,Ndf)eudents should if posble secure
, tire organization of the legislature,
The supreme importanco j this was
ingh to be seen .whether the
ing it" controlled hymen with
freak baine.jfBcient to do their
Tne amin without eelay
in length, t comtteo to in
lts tail, is, ,
of a darte tr8ury under
brown. '9 statutes which reads
iar shaptirtll.."r'ivi
mouth, and nose and ears that cl
resemble those oty a'i raccocf:a
should be made to lay bare all the re
cords and transactions of his office to
tho end that the truth may be brought
to light regardless of consequcacea.
The following are some of the im
portant matters that call for investiga
tion in connection with the secretary
of states' office:
First The payment of large 6ums of
money to W. H. Dorgan, the penlten
tlary contractor, from the appropria
tion for building a new cell-house at the
penitentiary, in a most loose, unbusiness
like manner, and under clrcun stances
that excite the strongest suspicion.
Second-Tbo approval of forged vouch
ers for supplies for state institutions.
Three The disappearance from the
state house of furniture of which he is
Fourth The whole matter of purchas-
lug supplies for state institutions should
bo thoroughly investigated.
. The work of exposing the crooked
ness of men connected with the Lincoln
insace asylum, and the state penlten
tlary was pushed most vigorously by
Son. E. C. Rewlck, The Alliance-in
dependent, the World-Herald and
others during the past campaign.
After election it was taken up by a
grand jury, the charges reduced to de
finite form, the evidence collected, and
at least some of the guilty parties in
dicted. Now tho people of the whole
state are interested in seeing tho facts
brought to light in open court and the
guilty parties brought to justice.
v-' This is a matter in which tne vr.noie
state is deeply interested. It is cer
tainly tho right and duty of the legis
lature to take a hand in this matter.
It is highly important that the best
legal talent should be employed to
assist the county attorney of Lancaster
county In the prosecution of the in
dicted parties.
In view of the fact that it Is the state
that has been robbed, why should not
tho state bear at least a portion of the
burden? It would certainly be in order
for the legislature to pay for the cm
ployment of competent counsel to assist
in the prosecution. There is good pre'
cedent for 6iich action. Previous legta
latures have appropriated money to
assist in prosecuting cases of far less
importance to the state as a whole.
This is a proposition that sheuld re
ceive the earnest and prompt considera
tion of the legislature.
was the watchword ef the republt
during the past campaign. The repu
i.i a
learned; duets togothejtnjJiyv sU3fi.pjW
!fJVifZZnA ..J IUides. 'He at least, i too old and
ro5 ntfid ou t- in various jigh
might be necessary to maB a tempo
vary combination with thdemocrats
in order to do this, but thj would be
entirely justifiable under e' circum
stances.. : ' - .
Of course there was somebposition.
Representative Stevens ofirrcas op
posed it as being in tho nat) of "fu
sion." Uthers thought it cid not be
called "fusion." It was sity an ex
pedicnt lor doing sometninthat had
to be done, but which nolo party
could do. Not a particle olirinciple
need be sacrificed. There w ia fact
nothing to lose and every the to gain.
If the republicans succeeded trganiz
ing both houses, they woufcontrol
all appointments, all commies, all
legislation and perhaps elect jUnited
gran.0aVnaw;3 senal0P- many a votf the
the u, visitors present was taken, amho dc
folt. &xn,.ij i ..t , ! 1 .
- -a; .jiuu wcm iuiujsi uuauiuiuiis JiaVOr
I i
' f
Oi 1 .
cost, i -
would " -
.- 1 r
$ andila
1 . that Y
jf such a combination. 1
Then the visitors retired i the
members held a secret caucj The
character and results of theirhiber
atlons were not made public, i Sat
urday they caucused again, aihgain
on Monday. The members kefthelr
secrets well, and no detailed ports
can be given But it appea that
every caucus meeting was prfetive
Strni v, of much good in harmonizing t Uni-
n. re-
ooir's pa-
! noma tdyl11? e members, and the
nfts if. f ult shows that absolute harnr.oi
B ,
unity were iinauy Becureo.
Besides the distinguished
umwvu was ui;a and tne n. or.
lobby antl gal, cry w.s jammed i suf
foca ion with spectators E der Howe
then prayeii and the i rouble began.
L. P.ljLudden was appointed tempo
rary tle k and was directed to call the
roll. This proceeded in peace and
quiet until he called tht name of Ches
ter Norton, the r-publican contestant
from K,uox cou ty. ma a ttorm
arose. (1mm diately ,Wrter, sf Mur
rick, and Jap r" Butler, were on
their feij:t for(4.point (ii order. Potter
was recognized. '
"1 deruand,' said Mr. . .Porter in his
piercing vol e, '"to know by what au-
luumji i"B imma ui air. JNortion is
piaeea upon that roll."
Th jervjtary ot t .to replied that it
was because of a mand to from the su
preme ourt
"I deny," said Mr. Porter, "the
right of th ' supremo court to settlu
elction c ntests iis this house" He
thun turned to that pari of the consti
tution plroli provides that all E lec
tion cl)ntets ia t'iiher'house shall bo
dtcidejl by that house "
No ion r had Mr Porter taken hu
seat tlfan Johuny Watson tried to an
swer him, but it. was a weak attempt.
Then Charley Camper, of Butler, c nio
to hixreet. Lin said that th 8 decis
ion off tho cour was an at smpt to e-
aistnet the state and that was a func
tion o! the legislature alone. On the
priatld roll w hich had bt n furnished
meniio s' neither Mr. Kruse's nor Mr.
JNorup's name appeared.
lhty had hetn promised that this
was ui roll that would "o used, an t
were agreed to abide hy i. But siuoo
that rolo had been prepared, they ha t
attempt a to serre.puously mser the
namdot Mr. Not to-. .He demanded
that Mr Not ton's name bis stricken
from the roll.
Things were b coming interesting bv
this time and Secretary A leu wax evi
dently badly rattled Again youug
Mr. Potter, of Merrick count, came to
hi feet and demanded to know what
Allen intended to do
Allen cimo o himself then and said
ho intended to use the roli as made out-.
" the I aopeal from tar, th rLnu.
ion of the chair," shouted Po ter
"J cannot entertain an appual duri -a
roll call." replied Allen
"Will you put it after rotl ra!l'"
I will se about it." said th
lican seerotary
"Then I shall nut it, uivself." sai.r
Porter, and he did. He dee.lare.-l ir.
carried. ,
The secretary of state. hoewr.
derf d th call to proceed. After it.
was finished he refused to entertain
any motion whatsoever . This wa-. a
jjikuo oi iyranu-.- t.ucri as 4ias never
een attempted in this state." oxa nt
perhaps by tha infamous Moiklejonn
two years ago. ;
But the vote came on temuorarv
speaker. The tepublicans named
Church Howe, the independents I. A.
Sshetirtan. of lt"d Willow The res it
ff the brdlot wis, Sheri lan. fl: FT
48. Sheridan took bis seat mid deaf
ening applause. He made a few wo 1-choi-en
remarks, and call- d for nomlfia-
uons iar temporary cl rk. Eri John
son was nominated Chur.h Wn.-
moved that he be elect- d by a claroa
tion, remarking that the republicans
NextTuesday is the day set for the first
vote on candidates for TJniUi btates
senator. On that date the two houses
will vote separately. If no candidate
has a majority In both houses they will
meet in joint convention on Wednes
day. After that at least one ballot
must be taken every day until a sen
ator is elected.
The election of a United States sena
tor is a matter of supreme importance
to the state, and the election of an in
dependent is a matter of supreme im
portance to the new party.
The office of senator is the highest
within the gift of the state. It is the
most imDortant elective office in the
United States except that of president.
The term of office is longer by two
years than that of president, and three
times that of a member of the lower
house; The power of tho senate is
equal to if not greater than that of the
house, yet it contains only a little more
than one-fourth as many members,
The power of the individual senator be
ing four times as great and his term oi
office three times as long, tho import
ance of electin? a senator is twelve
times as great as the importance
electing a member of the lower house
The eold hues, the shy locks, the
railroad kings, the protected manufac
turers and the grain gamblers fully re
alize the 'supreme importance of elect
ing a United States senator. They
know that forty-six senators can block
all reform legislation. Is it any won
der that they are willing to pay well
for the election of senators? The com
bined legal robbers of the nation could
well afford to nay a million dollars
apiece for senators.
If there is an independent member of
the present legislature who does not
realize the supreme importance of this
matter, it is time he gavo the subject
his serious consideration. The elec
tion of an independent senator is worth
more to the stata and to the new party
than all the laws that will ' ba enacted
by the present legislature
We believe the independents in the
present legislature can elect 'a senator
of their political faith if they stand
firmly and solidly together, banish fac
tionalism from their ranks and hold
personal preferences in abeyance
The greatest danger of the present
time is that some members may let the
importance of electing some independ
ent be overshadowed in their minds
by the importance of electing some
particular candidate. Such a 'mistake
'f made) may prove fatal to success
What ihe Papers Had to Say Abo
The Senate. Approves the
The State Journal, the mouth-piece
of the corporations, the apologist loi
all that corrupts and degrades our pol
itics. the ally of all who live by robbing
' .1
tha nroducers and tax-payers approved Norta
the demo-republican aJiance in the
following language:
Tha reDublicans in the legislature
have so far showed themselves worthy
nf tha trust that their constituents-
have reposed in them, lhey nave
tfiirp.n tha matter of orffaoization cooly,
and have refused to mane any coalition
in either house that would Hamper
their actions as a party or as Individ
uals on any matter that may hereafter
come up. . i
The wild ravings of the Omaho liee,
a paper that pretenus w oo repuuu
can, to the contrary notwithstanding,
the fourteen repuoucans in tne senate
have used every honest means to break
the deadlock, get the house to organize
and proceed to business. They offered
to the representatives of the democrat
ic and the populist parties the same
fair terms, and have baen ready to or
ganize on a fair basis irom tne nrsi aay
of the session. To either party that
would join with them tney agreed to .
concede an equal division of the officers
of the senate. Kosewater put. in sev
eral days of his valuable time in en- .
deavoring to induce tnreo or iour re- -j m
3 U
publicans to abandon the republican i
caucus, and make personal terms with
tho populists mat wouiu give men
places on sundry committees. At one
time it was proclaimed that such a sell
out had been actually accomplished,
but the delivery was never made. The-
democrats finally got so fall of disgust
at the porcine propensities oi the pops
that some of them concluded to elsct
Mr. Correll president pro tem and
take their chances with the party that ,
offered fair terms. The organization i
was made without any coalition and J
without any pledges. .
Tho houses are therefore organized
without any stultification of the prin
ciples of any republican member. No
man is pledged on any matter oi legis
lation and will vote on all measures ac- ,'
cording to his own judgment and his
promise to his constituents, mat i
as it should bo.
The Dead-Lock. I
On Friday morning a few hours be-l
fore the "unholy alliance" between the!
ppnuhliaans and democrats broke the
dead-lock, the following editorial ap4 ( 1
peared in the One aha Bee: 1
The people of Nebraska are beginning'
to realize the significance of the dead-
lock in the state senate. It is nothing
more nor less than a treasonable plot on
on the oart of the confederated corpo
rations to dominate the state by block?
. -.1 1 - - I .1 . .1 HA4 VkAAf
ing ail legislation uiuh uucb ub mcvy -
their approval. The infamous bargain
unaaian Discrimination Against Amur.
veiiera ue to 0 dishonest". It will be;
remembered that Maxwell dissented ia
the Kruse-Nortou contest and said that lc Railroads May Soon Knd.
1 Was a matter wi h uihlnh Von.n. Wr. Vnn. t . t
court had no right to interfere. f and shippers are eagerly watching for
After thrt ro wua a onA t 4, r . b . : ""'""s ior
oath administered came tho p rmanent
iai ry, of Greeley, in an eloquent
little epeech nominated James N. GaSin
of Saunders.
. Tnen came another of tho remarkable
scenes ! tne day
Ex-Speaker Elder in a most graceful
ouu uiuub npeecn seeondod the nomi
nation. Eider in this act surprised his
enemies and pleaded hU friends. In
the way he did 1 , i sho-wed someth n"
of the hero, aud the audience cheered
aa though it apprecia d tttit fact
Tn-- republicans nominal d John Jen
sen nd t he votn was t .ken. Gaffin re
ceived 52 vo's, Jensen. 48.
When the new speaker conducted
to the chair, the irapres.-ion he made
wa-f ivora'do iu the hiifhi-st degree,
t he happy speech th-U he made6till
heijrh'-ued this favorable--impression.
And the courteous, posse-sed and man
ly manner of the man insnired all with
coutidcncH and r espect,. The indepen
dents made no mistake in th ir selec
tion of ., eaker. .
Ef Johnsoa wa4 erected chief clerk
by aoclamation and tho houA aA
,.,l-f.. j.... "
tne outcome of President Harris'
recent demand upon the departments
of State and treasury for all the in-
lurmauoa m tneir power relative to
freights coming into the United States
ty way oi tne Canadian Pacific rail
Ho imtatinc and a
Canadian discrimination beeu against
iimerican railroads that Hiere is a
steadily increasing pressure upon the
authorities at Washingto i to find
some relief. The retai; ;tory step
taken by the president Ust August,
imposing a toll of twenty cents a ton
on all freights passing, through the
Sault Ste. Mario cana; bound for
Caradian ports, was no: sufficient to
put a stop to the evil. : is the abuse
of the consular seal svstem by the
Canadian Pacific road that causes the
chief annoyance and loss to the rail
roads in this country.
Under that law. wl
in the senate.
In order to preserve the!Ml
dignity, a door-keeper was stationed at
me aoor to Keep out all except ttie
fclect, and such others as hal special
privileges. Tho common herd was
relegated to the gallerv. But the
erod idn'tcare. it wasn't interest
ed in th-j senate ail way. Ton house
was the center of law-rust. At 12:15
Lieutenant-governor Maj ra rapped
the sennte to order, and Cnaplain Gear
hart offered prayer. Ery Sena or
was in his seat. Majors then cal ed for
n -iniuatioiis for to uporary secretary.
C. EI Pirtio was na u.d as the inde
pendent candidal, Prank Wilson as
tiie tvpuij iean, and Fr.mij Mo rissy as
the dotnocrati-! ca didat'. A i'isinr
Vote tnow, d 1'irtle 14,-Wilson 14. Mor
rUsey 5 A sec in 1 vo'e taken with
the same result. Senator Mo ire then
moved tha tha oresidui officer ap
point a secretary. Morion loi . Ma
j irs said he w uld keep the minutes
him&elf. A thtrd vnti was then taken
ior see etary with no b jtter result. A
Mot,i u was t.heti carried t-o talce a ro
c-t-s till 3 o'eloek.
On reassembling sev ral ballots wure
tvken, but, all tesuited s before Sen
atorial nenity was t, n laid .side and
several mum bers indulged in witty r
marks and humorous sugg-jstion-i.
Sevi-ral motions whph hut. i..
j ifs i-u ed t at no business could be
ttiiiiae'ed ill a temporary organiza
tion a been formed.
.Finally the senate adjourned till 10
o'clock on Ve'netlav.
Stnate Organized .
Friday morning the senate "met and
three democrats, Ma tes of O e,
North of Platte and IUhoock i f Oma
ha voted with the republicans, electing
Correll, republican president pro-tern.
I be senate then adjourned till Tuesday.
Cler that law. which wrnu
by congress iu 1864, merchandise of
all kinds is shipped from Canada direct
to interior points in this country pro
tected in the Canadian Pacific cars by
a consular seal. The United States
consul at the place of shipment merely
lino . . ; r . i. . ,1. ....
wLiuy iuai manliest is cor
rect, and that he has sealed and closed
the car. Such certification carries the
merchandise to its consignee without
inspection or delay at the border. By
degrees the scope of the law has been
enlarged by the Canadian Pacific road.
ou uwt bow is js Bumciently com-
prenensive to nrmg into this
country over the . Canadian border
cargoes irom China and Japan
larg-e cargoes of raw k L-s nJ
other Chinese and Japanese goods are
oruugai across the 1'acific ocean to
Vancouver. British Columbia, loaded
into Canadian Pacific cars there, and
brought into this country under the
consular seal system. From one to
two day's time is saved, as well as the
cost of rehandling the freight In that
way imports irom china and Japan
can be brought through in bulk quick-
n uiiu ui ucner conaition tnan over
tne American routes, for the reason
that the law does not extend the privi
leges of the consular seal system to
the American roads.,
Even while enioyinc this nreat' ad
vantage, extended by United States
law, the Canadian people calmly de
vised a law of their own still further
ti ycjure the American railroads. A
discriminating duty on all coff esand tea
imported into Canada from the United
States has been put into the Canadian
tariff. These necessary commodities
are admitted free into Canada from
all countries except the United States.
m tho manufacture of quiniiie there if
quite as much misery as in tho disease il
alleviates. Tho making produces cntane
sou eruptions accompanied by a fever, the
vapor from boiling solutions being the
chief cause. Some can wot work In cin
ohona. a weighing machine has been invented
-U w ighB cars at the rate of six per
: -uito. the cars being moved along the
""MA device automatically records
" ri on a piece of tana similar tn
"h a UCkfir mnehlnn
of ions
r.n rti'-
S 'established nrefipdp-nf ivliiv.
gives the member holding the ccrtifi-
caie me seat.
In the senate the exercises were
even briefer. It required only a few
minutes for the senators-elect and the
hold over members to enter upon the
pleasant duty of drawing salary from
the state.
The Democratic members in caucus
nominated by acclamation Thomas M.
Mabrey of Eipley county, for speaker.
He will be tho youngest speaker who
ever presided over a Missouri assem
bly. About fifteen years ago Mr.
Mabrey came up from llipley county
as a page in the house.
He has been coming back to the bien
nial sessions for several years as a
memoer, ana this time he captured
without apparent effort the richest
prize iu the general assembly.
The speakership out of the way in
terest centers in the make-up of the
house committees. There are several
questions that will enter into the ar
rangement of those on ways and
means and on appropriations. Thosr
on criminal jurisprudence and judici
ary, which have heretofore been re
garded as the important
dwarfed by the other tVO Ll'lT.lISi-. if
the financial difficultie to be overcome.
It is a 'serious question whether the
present assembly may conclude its ses
sion and pass all the appropriation
bills that will bo presented without
creating a deficit in the general reve
nue fund. The reduction of the tax
levy from 20 cents to 15 cents, on the
S100 valuation has made- possible a
condition of affairs where an empty
treasury may stare big appropriations
in the face.
Representative Davidson of Marion
will probably be chairman of the wavs
and means committee. No one hns rnt.
been suggested for appropriations.
The falling off in the peneral reve
nue, caused by the reduction of the
tax levy will make necessary an
abridgment of appropriation bills and
a general economic line of action. The
state university, the agricultural col
lege, the state normal colleges and the
various eleemosynary and other insti
tutions will have to scale their de
mands to the minimum limit The
state university wants $300,000, but it
cannot hope for more than half that
amount. Indeed, it is likely that tho
assembly will cut even that.
Illinois Democrats la Clover.
Sprixg field. 111., Jan. 5. A large
crowu witnesseu the opening of the
Thirty-eighth general assembly at
noon to-day. . There were many old
time Democrats among the throngs in
the galleries who had' gathered from
all parts of the state to realize their
dreams of a quarter of a century. Clay
ton E. Crafts, nominee of the Demo
cratic caucus of last ntcht. was chosen
speaker of the house. The senate like
wise organized With tho election rt
the Democratic caucus nominees.
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Marthal Toe Writes of
With the GaK
WASHixGTOtr, Jan.,5. AS
eral Miller being asked if 1
further information with
the truth of the dispat,chP'
feyville, Kan., to the cfttS ''
Dalton and Bill Lipsey we
deputy United States marsj. ,
"I have word from ..the mai
Kansas, of the western district,
Kansas, Oklahoma, the Indiai
tory and the eastern district of
and all deny that "Bill" Dalton
member of the Dalton family or "
ccu oppoiuiea, or oeen aC
aeputy united States marshal f,.r
of these districts for more than
years past, and each denies that
lipsey has ever acted under
Marsnal Yoes of the Western
ot Arkansas says: 'The Daltc,
oaicers under my predeeessi
uunea uras Dalton until M
ixobert and Emmet Dalton
('"'"- ""..o iu xo.iv, assisieil 1
ing three noted desnerndne
were all considered trustwmi
until the. fall of 1890, when t
unlawful acts beg-uii.' Soms
gang were employed by me sif i
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M Mnl
II ' 'I nlf
n.CUUa s uouaitlon IfuueleTM:
.... ..-i.,, uau. u. inc conaition
is hopeless. No
recovery is held
of Senator Kenna
hope of his ultimate
out by his physicians.
LegUlatire Notes.
The Colorado
lecrislnfin-o .:n v.
llhlV 1 J v " Pr-
Democrats and Populists. .
The Democrats and Populists in J
Montana combined and organized the I
legislature. The combination has a
majority on joint ballot. It is be- S
lievcd the senator will be a Democrat j
in California the I)mni. '
. ;.. J it. v , - - m-
gaucu me nouse ana the Kcpublicans
wio oeiiui,e. xne ropnrists hold theN
uauKM vx power on joint ballot.
Murder and Suicide by a. Girl.
Whitehall, N. Y., Jan. 5. -Monday
night Nora Bott shot and instantly
killed Edward Smith to whom she was
betrothed, and then blew her own
brains out. The couple had quarreled
during tho day. That night they at
tended a party and in the midst of it
the tragedy occurred.
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Nebraska's Sinato Deadlorked.
Lixcoln, Neb., Jan. 5. The Ne
braska senate deadlock remains un
broken. . Frank Wilson, Republican,
was elected temporary secretary this
morning, but it was a prearranged
plan to make a show of nrocrress. Th
members were regularly seated and
sworn, in after which an adjournment
was taken at 3 o'clock. The house
continued the work of organizing, the
Independents taking all of the offices
except one.
Aimed at the Tlnkerton.
WAS7tiNOTo,v,Jan.5. Senator Chand-.
ler introduced to-day a short bill to
prohibit unlawful military organiza
tions. The bill is aimed at the Pinker
tons. Mr. Chandler also introduced a
bill restrictive of immigration de
signed to supplement or supplant his '
bill introduced srTr time nov,
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HoorEB, Noii.,' Jan. 5. D. L. Dir. 1
moad of Omaha, who has been stop-
ping nt the Wickwire for t!ie past
week, was arrested hsro yesterday foi
malpractice. He has advertised quiu
freely in the county papers as an ex
perienced dentist, but an investigation
proved that he has no diploma. IU
was awaro that detectives were on hie
track, but mud no effort to get away. ,
rrobablV the Itu-cest meteor tht.
reached the surface of the earth lios f
the plains of Incnman in South Amerkl
where it fell. It measure 7 feet I
a I -"O - vwvnwu II IUIU I "
j, that 4
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