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The Alliance I (dependent
Is ths tests
Tbe (torero ment own
ership of railroads and
in tLe west. It is especi
ally valrable as a mean
of reaching he farmers.
Its circulation is as lame
in Nebraska as tbe cir
culation of all he "farm
Give This. Allianck
Ikdependest a trial it
joa want good results..
That freight rates in
Nebraska be reduced to
a level with those in
force in Iowa,
The bnilding fey the
national government of
a great trunk line from
North Dakota to the
Quit of Mexico.
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LINCOLN, NEB.. THURSDAY. MARCH 2. 1893
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ON TO WASHINGTON.
VICE PRESIDENT STEVENSON
ACCOMPANIED BY A LARGE PARTY.
His Bloomlnjtton Neighbors and Friends
Crowd Around the Depot to Bid Him
Farewell Will Return Immedi
ately After the Inauguration
to Remain Until Conges
Meet! Once More.
Bloomingt, I1L, Feb. 28. Vice
President-elect Stevens m and family
. were up unusually early to-day and
started for the union depot in car
riages at 7130 o'clock. On their ar
rival there they found a crowd of fully
8,000 people awaiting. When Mr.
Stevenson left his carriage, the family
at once went to a private car in wait
ing, but he was compelled to stop and
give each person a farewell hand
shake. At 8 o'clock the train pulled out,
and as it passed out one grand fare
wU cheer was given. The entire
train is under the auspices of the Illi
a lois Democratic club and from here to
-WVashington is in charge of John Eddy,
Khairman of the club's committee on
V .with provisions, etc., and in one end
contained a barber shop. ' Next to the
baggage car was a dining car equipped
with edibles sufficient to supply the
party for eight day's. Following the
dining car were four sleeping cars.
Following these was the private car of
President Oakes of the Northern Paci
fic, tendered Mr. Stevenson for his per
When the train was filled there were
about 125 people aboard, among whom
were Mr. and Mrs. James S. Ewing
and son Spencer, Mrs. Stevenson's
sister, Mrs. M. T. Scott and daughters,
Misses Letitia and Julia; Miss Blanche
Burn' it of St Louis, Mr. and Mrs. J.
T. Bunn and daughters, Misses Laura
and Fannie; Ji. Jj Funk, the newly
elected Republican congressman who
will succeed Owen Scott; Robert E.
Williams, Charles Stevenson, nephew
of the vice president; Harry C. Bunn
of Chicago, W. H. Bunn of Warrens
burg, Mo., and a number of newspaper
" Immediately after the inauguration
Vice President Stevenson and family
' will return to this city, where they
f?' will remain until next December un
iSf less a special session of congress is
' ' 'called. It is quite likely that his fam
( ily may return on this train, which
will leave Washington on the after
noon of March 4, on account of Mrs.
Stevenson's health, which is not very
Tbe Senate Acts on Pensions.
Washington, Feb. 28. After the
agricultural bill had been placed on
' the senate calendar to-day the pension
appropriation bill was taken up and
Mr. Gorman called attention to the
K fact that a bill appropriating over $166,
000,OOJ was being run through the
senate with very few senators- giving
any notice to it. After discussion by
Messrs. McPherson, Palmer, Piatt and
Allison, the bill was passed without
Congressman Tarsney Improving.
Washington, Feb. 28. Congressman
farsney s nght against illness begins
i give promise of being a winning one.
l; S U 1 1 1 1 J 1
better for the nrst time in a week, lie
slept without the use of morphine and
this marked a distinct improvement iu
Visible Supply of Grain.
New York, Feb. 28. The visible supply ot
grain In store and afloat on February 25 as re
ported by the Now York produce exchange, is
Wheat 69,561.000 bu: decrease, 652,000 ba
Corn 15,094,000 bu; increase, 36,000 bu.
Oats 6,456,000 bu: decrease, 231,000 bu.
Rye 915,000 bu; decrease, 2,000 ba
Barley 1,872,000 bu; decrease, 86,060
She Made Two Good Failures,
fi Billings, Mo., Feb. 28. Nellie Ray
Attempted yesterday to shoot Fred
fiouse, a telegraph operator, because
he paid attention to another girL
Failing to do him any harm she at
tempted suicide by taking morphine,
but in this also failed.
f Swltzler Boomed for Statistician.
Washington, Feb. 28. Colonel W.
F. Switzler is being boomed for his old
place at the head of the bureau of
a: il. ..::ni n i a
' Tandalla Switchmen Strike.
Decatub, I1L, Feb. 28. All of thb
Vandalia switchmen on the Pacific
division of the road in Decatur have
4m,rtlr 4tvr Vi i rrli tv q rrp Til a c pm a nd
viis for $15 increase for the foremen
" I Id twenty-six cents per hour for the
J 11 per s. The demand was refused and
MR. CLEVELAND'S INAUCURAL
He Will Kot Read His Manuscript, Bat
Will Bpeak From Notes.
Washington, Feb. 28. Mr. Cleve
land has carefully written out what he
desires to say, but will speak at the
inaugural without - manuscript, only
referring to topical notes to refresh
his memory. The address will express
Mr. Cleveland's profound gratitude to
the people for the honor thus a second
time conferred upon him as a mark of
confidence in him and belief in the
principles upon which he was elected.
His utterances upon the financial
policy, tariff and economy of adminis
tration will be decisive and frank.
Confidence in Democratic principles as
able to deal with the problems of labor
and capital, sectional divisions and
political unrest, will be expressed.
The abolition of federal interference
with elections in states, will, it is said,
be treated as a recognized decision of
The pension department, the new
pavy, a vigorous quarantine and the
regulation of immigration will -probably
receive attention. The president
may not refer openly to the question
of the annexation of Hawaii, but will
take a conservative stand on the sub
ject and net act hastily.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland will go at
once to the executive mansion after
the inauguration and not take any pri
vate residence as has been represented.
President Harrison has had the White
house put in admirable condition. He
has been in correspondence with Mr.
Clevelani and the latter greatly appre
ciates the kind, provident and hospita
ble spirit which the retiring president
has shown for the comfort of the fam
ily of the incoming executive.
SOME WHOPPING FIFUR2S.
Statement of Differences and Appropria
tions for Five Years Fast.
Washington, Feb. 28. At the re
quest of the committee on ways and
means Mr. J. C. Courts, clerk of the
house committee on appropriations,
has submitted a statement of de
ficiencies and appropriations during
the past five years. It shows that the.
deficiency bill as it passed the house
at this session amounted to 21,210,380,
' of which a little more than
114,000,000 was for pensions. The
deficiency for 1894 exclusive of
pensions, if it reaches the average de
ficiency appropriations for the past
five sessions, will probably be $9,500,
000. For five sessions, including the
present, the deficiency appropriations
were $47,220,960, or an average of
&9,440,93, of which the largest was
i 3, 295, 541, in the first session of the
Fifty-first congress. The pension de
ficiencies during the five sessions
amounted to $84,481,274, or an average
of 816,896,254, the largest being &.'J,
335,598 in the second session.
I The miscellaneous appropriations
for the five sessions amounted to $84,
918,015, an average of S6,963,03, the
smallest year being the first session of
the present congress, $',208,922.
STRIP OPENING IN SIGHT.
Friends of the Outlet Express Great Sat
isfaction. Washington, Feb. 28.. Cherokee
outlet matters look clearer to-day.
There seems now no doubt that late,
in the congressional day as it un
doubtedly is, the strip will still be
opened this week. The Indian bill
passed the house yesterday and the
Cherokee outlet opening bill will be
promptly added to it over in the sen
ate, where everything is now ready to
sew the two together. Senator Cock
rell is beginning to take a livelier in
terest in affairs.
"The Cherokee opening bill will go
promptly into the Indian bill," said
the senator yesterdav, "and every
body here so far as 1 know, favors the
idea. I want the strip opened. There
is a pressing necessity for it, and at
this late hour it is anything to open it.
I would favor putting it as a rider on
the pension bill or anything else to get
it passed. But it will go through now
and the strip will be opened."
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ALL FAVOR ALLOTMENT.
Chickasaws Taking Steps to Bring This
A boat at An Karly Date.
Pckcell, I. T., Feb. 28. The Chick
asaws have started a forward move
ment that marks the beginning of the
end of the communal system of land
holding by that tribe. A meeting of
Chickasaw citizens, both full blooded
and citizens by marriage, was held
here last night to effect an organiza
tion, the object of which is to work in
every possible way to bring about the
speedy allotment of the domain now
ostensibly held in common by the in
dividual members of the tribe.
The meeting was presided over by
Judge Boyd, attorney-general of the
Chickasaw nation, and the sentiment
4 was all in favor of allotment as soon at
'Oeserted Tils Party.
Grand Forks, N. D., Feb. 28.
George W. Walsh, Republican speaker
of the house of representatives, has re
nounced all allegiance to the Repub
lican party and hereaft r will affiliate
with the Democrats. He said that he
had never been a stalwart Republican
although a member of the party.
THE FISTIC CARNIVAL.
Gossip About the Pugilists Who Are
Shortly to Battle at New Orleans.
New Orleans, La., Feb. 28. This
city is again the Mecca of pugilism and
during the next ten days will be the
abiding place of patrons of the prize
ring. The carnival opens at the Olympic
club's arena on Wednesday night with
Ryan and Dawson for the welter
weight championship. On Thursday
Robert and Lewis wrestle for the
world's championship and McMillen
and Hinds, a pair of featherweights,
will right for an 5800 purse. Friday
the Goddard-Smith fight is on, but the
former is such a hot favorite that the
battle will not draw many dollars.
The Crescent City club's contests
open Tuesday, March 7, with Austin
Gibbons and Mike Daly, lightweight
championship aspirants, and on
ednesday, M arch m, the star attrac
tion of the entire series comes off. It
is the Fitzsimmons-Hall match, and
should be a fitting climax to the car
nival. Both men have their followers,
and a large amount of money will be
wagered on the result at practically
TO ASK THE CHICAGO SCALE.
Wabash Switchmen Will Make a Demand
of the Road.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Feb. 28. Dis
patches from St. Louis this morning
state that an important move of
Switchmen employed on the Western
railroads was made this afternoon by
those employed on the Wabash road in
calling for a conference between the
grievance committee representing the
Wabash employes and the manage
ment of the road. The ac
tion is said to be the first
authorized move among the switch-
men of all the roads entering St. Louis
and Kansas City who have organized
for the purpose of making a general
demand for increased wages. The
committee of Wabash men is presumed
to represent all the switchmen in the
employ of the company regardless of
their connection with the association
and the demand is for an advance to
the Chicago scale of wages for switch
DID THEY SHARE WITE HERZ?
De Freycinet and Floquet Said to Have
Fathered the Blackmailer's Game.
Paris, Feb. 28. The Figaro to-day
professes to reveal some sensational
points affecting men who have stood
high in the government which it
claims, were elicited by Magistrate
Franqueville, during the recent ex
aminations of Charles de Lessepa. It
states that Charles de Lesscps testified
that it was owing to the urgency of
the late minister of war, M. de Frey
cinet, and the late president of the
chamber of deputies, M. Floquet, and
of M. Clemenceau, that he yielded to
the demands for money made upon him
by the late Baron Reinach and Cor
nelius Herz, Reinach having threatened
in 1888 to bring public suit against the
Panama canal company, the exposures
attending which 'might have proved
highly disastrous to the company.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
The great new battleship, Indians,
will be launched at Cramp's ship yards,
on the Delaware, to-day.
Mrs. R. L. Tandy of Chillicothe, Mo.,
was forced to give up valuables at the
point of a revolver by a burglar.
Sermons were preached throughout
New Jersey Sunday against the legal
izing of winter racing iu the state. -
In the placer district on Uasazampe
river, in Arizona, yesterday a white
man named Michaels killed two Mexi
cans who attempted to jump his claim.
John Jolly at Atlanta, Ga., leaned
his back against a tree, put a gun in
his mouth and shot off the top of his
head. The cause for the deed is a
II. IC Kuhn's two story business
house in Nevada, Mo., was burned yes
terday morning. Kaylor's music con
servatory adjoining was damaged con
siderably. Reports from Bisbee, Ariz., say a
bloody border war is looked for as a
result of the killing of Edward Lopez
by Mexican officials across the line
Steps have been taken in New York
to raise $50,000 to be used at once in
sending Protestant evangelists to
France. The Rev. Dr. Burrell is at the
head of the movement in New York.
Tbe lead and zinc Bales of South
west Missouri and Southeast Kansas
last week aggregated $123,045. Prices
were strong and the output unusually
heavy. Joplin's sales aggregated $29,
429, Carterville's $24,520; Aurora's $14,
013, and Galena's $32,197.
Prices were quoted as follows: Na 8 hard
wheat, 67&o; Na 3 hard wheat, 66570.
No. 4 hard wheat, 5355o: rejected hard wheat,
4&352e: Na 2 red wheat, 58357o; Na 8 red
Wheat 59&61c; Na 4 red wheat, 6557c.
The com market was weak without
being quotably lower, though some corn sold
to shippers HYtO below yesterday's prices.
Offerings were not large. Receipts to-day were
33 cars; a week ago, 51 cars; a year ago,
47 cars. Na 2 mixed corn sold at 33
83Ho; No 3 mixed S2533o; No. 4 mixed, 32o;
Na 8 white, 34o; Na 3 white, 34&345o;
Na 4 white sold at 33a Shippers paid
870 Mississippi river and 3940 Memphis
for No. 2 corn; No. 8 white sold at 38!
S&Ho river and 4141Mo Memphis.
KANSAS CITY LIVE STOCK.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Feb 23 Cattle Re
ceipts, 5,445; calves, 109; shipped yesterday,
Ml. The general market was active and
strong; cows weak.
Dressed boef and shipping steers, 115535.50;
Texas and Indian steers, I3.604 20: cows and
heifers, 12 3034.15; Texas and Indian cows,
ri.5oftj.80; stockers and feeders, $3 353.60;
Hogs Receipts since yesterday ,5,672; shipped
yesterday, 26; The market was active and
10 to 15c higher for choice hogs; common,
steady to 5c higher. Prices ranged from td 25
to SI7.95 per lOMbs according to quality.
Sheep Keceipts, 2.478; no shipments. The
market wiis more active at steady prices. The
following are representative sales:
Na Wt. Price. Na Wt Price.
lsMmtlt 142 5 05 1 524 68 8 70
SI mix 80 5 00 I 48 89 8 75
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TOE LEGISLATIVE MILL
Oar Special Beporter Discourwi on the
Grinding of the Grill
SOME VEST IMPORTANT BILLS-
Prtsent Status f Proposed Lav;. A
Few Prophecies Concerning
The work so far done by tbe present
legislature, which is visible to tho nak
ed eye, is not at all stupendous. In fact
there are just two bills which have so
far become laws one of these is to pro
vide for the salaries of the legislators
themselves and tbe other is to provide
for a recount of the ballots on the con
stitutional amendments voted on last
Now it wouldn't appear to an ordi
nary fellow that the passage of two bills
like those in two long months is enough
work to break an able-bodied legisla
ture's back, at any rate.
But sometimes appearances are de
ceitful. I undertake to say that the
present legislature has done as much
work for the time occupied as any sess
ion in the history of the state. When
I speak of the legislature in this sense
I, of course, mean the house of repre
sentatives. The senate is not supposed
to do anything, except to burnish up
its "dignity" semi-occasionally and ad
jeurn. When it comes to adjourning
it is a very industrious body Indeed.
The house on the other hand, has
done lots of hard work and it is begin
ning to bear fruit. It has introduced 545
bills red has disposed of quite a large
number of them, indefinitely postpon
ing most of those so disposed of. But
the meritorious measures have after
duo consideration been reported back to
the house, put upon the calendar and
many of them already passed.
Tn dealing with proposed legislation I
shall take it up by departments, notic
ing all important bills under each head
and the present standing:
RAIf.ROA D LEGISLATION.
The Newberry bill is destined to be
come the great bone o' contention this
sepsion as it was two years ago. But
this time it comes up in an amended
form. The railroad committee sent a
representative to the srovernor and
learned that he would sign a bill re
ducing present rates 20 per cent. The
committee acted on the principle that
"hilt a loaf is better than no bread"
and so tbey amended the bill until now
it makes a reduction on present rates
of only a little over 20 per cent. It Is
also amended in a few other particulars
The penalty clause is much stronger
The Newberry bill came up for dis
cussion in the committee of the whole
house. Tuesday, Feb. 28. It will un
doubtedly pa?s the house, probably
this week. It Is almost certain too that
it will be signed by the governor. The !
only question Is, will it pass the senate?
The chances are growing stronger that
' The Clarke bill, in the senate, is
modeled exactly upon the Newberry
bill in fact, is a verbatim copy of it.
It Is introduced by a republican, Sena
tor Clarke, of Douglas, a bosom friend
of Governor Crounse. There is hope
that if the Newberry bill should not
pass the senate, that the Clarke bill
A bill has been introduced into the
house and recommended to pass re
ducing passenger rates from 3 to 21 ets.
Another bill in the house, which has
been favorably acted on is to cause
railroads crossing at the 6ame grade to
build transfer switches, going to a des
tination by tbe shortest possible dis
tance and charging shippers only for
that distance. .
. There is a fair chance of both these
bills becoming laws.
,The bill to repeal the act creating the
state board of transportation has al
ready passed the house. If the New
berry bill should become a law, the
board, however, will be allowed to con
tinue. Otherwise, "off goes its head."
One usury bill, the Dobson bill, has
already passed the house. It provides
that all rates of over 10 per cent shall
do pronounced usurious; that usrjy
shall be punishable by a forfeiture of
both principal and interest. This is a
good Dill and If it becomes a law will
do away with the 3 per cent a month
cut-threats effectually. It is very ques
tionable, however, whether It will pass
THE STOCK YARDS BILL.
The bill cutting present stock yards
rates 2J per cent Das already been re
commended to pass the house by so
decisive a majority that do doubt la
left as to its passing that body. It was
fought stubbornly, and the fight has
not seated one jot or tittle. If it pass
es the tic2e It will still have two formid
able shoalsx cross before it gets in
to harbor that' ft . statutory laws
ever get Into harbor. --One of these
shoals Is the senate, the ' other tbe
forernor. To a common individual
like your reporter, when he takes Into
consideration the complexion of these
two august bodies, it looks a little
dubious for the poor stock yards bill,
still the friends of the measure seem
very sanguine of success.
ECONOMY IN APPROPRIATIONS.
The principal appropriations bills
have already pased the house. Thev
cut down the total amount nearly one
million dollars under the appropria
tions of two years ago. The senat3 may
raise these appropriations somewhat,
but I don't think to any considerable
extent. This will make a vast saving
to the people or the state and will make
tbe gigantic steals of the past impossi-
o:e. iS ,- ;
OTHER PROPOSED LAWS. !
The antl-Plnkrton bill has passed
the house and is now belli fought over
in the senate. Will probably become
The bill proridlntt for the election of
presidential electors by congressional
districts as is now done in Michigan,
has passed the house by a strict party
vote. , Will pmhbly pa the senate
also " But It will bs killed by Governor
; The assessment bilt, providing that
anv assessor or equalization b"ard wll
fullv negctlngr to assns prwrty at
Its full cah value shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, punishable with sever?
flop, has pased the house and will
doubtlfos b"cim a law.
An irrigation bill t beinar considered
In both branches. It is thnueht that
some kind of a measure on this subject
will Worn" a law. -
A bill creatine a supreme court oom
missinn, or sort of auxlllarv supreme
court to take te burden of work off
the shoulders of the present iudeeg has
passed the honae and will doubtless be
come a law. Tha commission will con
sist, of three judges. "
The beet siiTar bounty bills havn all
Wn finally killed off, so that frothing
farther Is llke'y to be heard from the
subject durlnp this session.
Several road laws are belner discuss
ed In bth branches. One bill which
raises the road tax and mates some
other changes in the present stafute is
liable to pass, but has, as yet, had no
The senate has favorably considered
a bill ctlline' a constitutional conven
tion. I think that such a b'll would be
killed in the hnuse,. although there are
a number of representatives who favor
Several anti-railroad pass bills sre In
bur, nothing Is liable to come of then.
There is a proposed ensMtutional
amendment to make all saloon licenses
a part of the county instead of the
municipal school fund. It is not far
enoneh along to hazard any opinio as
to what is liable to become of it. j .
There is a jrreat deal of talk f an
extra world's fair appropriation, but I .
do not believe that such an sppropMa-"
tion will ever pass hoime. The
ereneral opinion is not favorable to any
needless outlay of money.
HANG THE SINATB.
Were It not for the senate there
wou'd be a larse number of rond bills
become laws at this session. There may
anvwsv. but at this writing it looks a
There are fourteen corporation re
publicans and three corporation demo
crat In the senate and they constitute
a majority and pract'cally run things.
The senate always has stood between
the people's desires and the statute
books; always have, and I am afraid,
Now. I have a plan by which T think
tbe people can tret some good legisla
tion two years hence, if they do not get
this time. In fact I have two plans.
Here thev are: '
First Elect a solid ponulist senate if
you can. If vou do this everything
will be all rleht.
Second If you can't e'ect a solid
populist senate, then I would try some
thing like this: It is a rather extreme
measure but deoerafe evils require
desperate remedies. This is the plan:
Two years hence after you have elected
yur state senators, hansr every moth
er's son of" them and then forget to elect
In th's way I think the people, with
a populist (rvrn or could get about the
legislation the? want.
But for the presen we will all live In
hope that this legislature may do some
thing. J. A. E. ,
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