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ll the beitS
The government own
ership of rallroftda and
That freight raw in
in the west. It is especi
ally valuable as a means
of reaching he farmers.
Itt circulation U as large
in Nebraska as the cir
culation of all the "farm
Give The Aluance
Indefendest a trial 11
yon want good results.
Nebraska be reduced to
a level -with those fa
force in Ioa-a.
The building by the
national government of
great trunk line from
. North Dakota to the
Gulf of Mexico.
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: J- cag?:'t ,J'J" . " t1"""
Tkat is the Amount Added to the Gen
eral Appropriation Bill in
BY SEPTTBLIOANS AND DEMOCRATS.
Indenendent Unitedly Oppose the
Increase, But are Voted Down
by the Two Old Part-
. ties United.
- For the past three years there has
been a cry all over the state for econ
omy. The tax-payers have have be
come tired of putting up cash for a
gang of thieves. ,
Two years ago there were a number
of deficiencies to fill. There was "$200,
000 voted to the drouth sufferers, and
$5b,000 to the world's fair. All the
state institutions were demanding big
sums of modfey. The independents in
. the house were new and easily cajoled
into granting the bigger part of what
was asked. It was represented that a
number of new buildings were needed,
and they finally consented to allow
' m.' But even then the appropria
tions were far below those made by the
iHfilature of 1889. . The bill went to
the senate. There, by the votes of all
the republicans and democrats and two
independent traitors, Collins and Tay
lor, the appropriations were raised just
as they have been this year; ana the
house, in order to hare peace and save
time, consented to the Increase
' Since that legislature of -two years
ago the demand for economy has grown
stronger. Many representatives have
Habu elected larerelv on that issue. The
house was determined to recognize it.
Annrnnriattons have been cut down
from two years ago nearly a million
dollars, over $430,000 of which was cut
out of the general appropriation bill
The bill went to the senate.
There by some of the rottenestmeth'
ods and rulings ever known ia a legls
lative body, by a solid republican and
democratic vote, those appropriations
have been raised until they are higher
than they have ever been before
The independents voted almost sol-
idlv acainst everv increase. The final
j 0 w
vote was on a motion by Senator Dy
sart te make a reduction of over $200,
000. Every independent voted for the
motion and every republican and dem
ocrat voted against it. This yote is on
record- It is to be hoped that the
house will not concur in a single
amendment made by the senate, that
they will say to the . corporation hire
ling majority at the other end of the
state house: "The people have de
manded economy and we have given
them an economical bill. The appro
priations we have made will prevent any
further stealing such as has been going
on in the past. The constitution pro
vides that all appropriations shall
originate in the house of representa
tives. Take the bill as we framed it or
J& . BILLS PASSED.-
A number of good bills have passed
the house this week. Following are a
few of them: .
A bill providing that mortgaged land
' - shall be appraised and sold in parcels,
only enough being sold to actually sat
isfy the debt; the parcel on which the
home stands being offered last.
A bill enabling manufacturers out
side of a combine to compete with the
. A bill to compel railroads to build
within five years or give up right of
i way to original owners,
y A bill appropriating $15,000 for the
'x prosecution of state boodle rs.
V A bill to abolish capital punishment.
A A bill creatine a state board of arbi-
tration to eettle strikes, etc.
, A civil rights bill insuring negroes
the same privileges as whites.
A bill for a state examiner of county
A bill to nullify the gold clause in
REPUBLiiUAJNS 6HUW TUJS1.K, HAiNDS.
Republicans in th 5 past week have
shown where their sympathies lie.
The first time they showed this was
when Stevens introduced a resolution
to go after ex-Treasurer Hill's bonds
men for the $230,000 lost to the state in
the Capital National bank failure. Re
publicans and democrats killed the mo
tion. " ' '
The second time was when Irwin
made a motion looking toward the im-
eachment of state officers censured in
reports of investigating committees.
A republican moved to ilay the mo-
tirtn oif one dav under the rules. That
fe republicans caucused and de-
ppposo tne impeacnmeni ana
has not yet been acted upon, but prob
ably will be this week.
A diszraceful - raw which should
never have been given the publicity it
received, occurried in the corridors of
the state house last Thursday.
Rosewaterhad made an a tack on
Sheridan in the Bee, and Sheridan de
manded a retraction. Warm words fol
lowed when Sheridan took hold of the
little Jew editor and sho-k him up.
Rosewater's cries brought up Ed Bog
sren of ''medicine making" fame, and,
without saying a word, he struck Sher
idan on the bead. l be latter turned
around and knocked R ggen down.
Friends pulled Sheridan off and that
was the end of it.
Sheridan is the representative from
Red Willow county- He has been pre
sented with flowers and canes and
many congratulations since his little
The consideration of the railroad bill
came up in the senate on Tuesday. A
description of the fight will be found in
another column. J. A. E.
People Versus tbe Ring.
Ring Will be Knocked out.
The republican city convention was
controlled by the same old republican
ring. R. B. Graham wa4 nominated for
mayor. He held the office before the
revolution of two years ago which re
sulted in Wier's "ejection. The rest of
the ticket is of the same stripe. It is
a ring ticket throughout.
The independents nominated Weir
for mayor unanimously and with the
greatest enthusiasm. They put up a
full ticket of honest reputable citizens.
The democratic convention had the
good sense to endorse the independent
ticket throughout with a few excep
tions. . '-
The lines are now fairly drawn. The
people are rallying to the support of
the independent ticket in a way that
promises a sweeping victory.
The Evening News has come out for
Weir. The Call refuses to support
The Journal is afraid to support the
ring ticket fd fear of defeating it. . ;
The ring is in desperate straits. They
have nothing to rely on far success but
boodle. Although they are using that
freely, they cannot stem the tide.
The following is the platform adopt
ed by the independent convention.
JVe, the independent voters of the citj
of Lincoln, in convention assembled, do
adopt the following as our declaration of
purposes and principles.
First We believe with Abraham Lin
coln that the tendency to place capital
above labor is dangerous.
Second We sympathize with organ
ized labor in its unequal contest with or
Third We demand equal pay for equal
work for women.
Fifth We are opposed to private cor
porations conducting any public service of
a permanent and continuous nature such
as transportation or scavenger work or
any service requiring the grant of a
franchise by the public. ,
Fifth We favor the extension ' of the
powers and functions of our city govern
ment until the light, street car service
and scavenger work shall be furnished by
the city to the citizens at actual cost
Sixth We are in favor of our public
school system being placed in the hands
of a non-partisan board and to be entirely
divorced from ward politics.
Seventh We are in favor of the police
force being under the control of the may
or and he be held strictly responsible for
their actions and the enforcement of all
laws and ordinances.
Eighth We demand a rigid enforce
ment of all laws and ordinances, and af
ter a fair trial, a repeal of those not effec
tive. Ninth We demand an honest and eco
nomic administration from the hands of
our city fathers.
Tenth We demand that all public im
provement work shall be done by days'
labor and that resident laborers shall be
given the preference.
Eleventh We believe In absolute equal
ity before the law; we denounce the idea
thtt a man who steals a half of a millio
should be allowed to buy immunity from
punishment with a portion of his steal
ings, while the poor man or woman who
commits a petty offense in order to keep
soul and body, is arrested and imprisoned.
We appreciate the efforts of the inde
pendent members in our legislature in
unearthing and holding up to the sunlight
LINCOLN. NEB., THURSDAY. MARCH 23. 1893
of day some rf the moat gigantic fraud
of modern timer, and we 6k onr mem
bar to go on with the t;ood work. Keep
up the good fiht until the last guilty
man it landed in our fetate penitentiary.
The independent convention of the city
of Lincoln presents to the people a ticket
composed of men who Lave been weighed
in (he scales and found not wanting,
romlsing you in consideration -f your
suffrage, an economic administration, a
strict enforcement of the laws, and a
faithful and honest discharge of all duties
imposed on them.
We ask all pei plefor their influence
and all elector's for th-lr votes. To the
end that our capital cl'y, the queen or
thk west, mi flourish as never before
in the history of the state.
Liberty Alliance Reaolvea.
The following resolutions were un
anlmously adopted by Liberty Alliance
No. 1600, at a meeting held on March
11, 1893: , '
Whereas, Our state secretary, Mr. J.
M. Thompson, has seen fit to unite with
Jav Burrows, a brother in pretense and
a traitor in reality, for the purpose of
publishing a newspaper called the
Alliance Leader, and.
Whereas, This action is deemed un
worthy of support or confidence and
onlv intended to cause dissension in
the ranKs oi tne people s party ana in
jure Thk Alliakce-Independent,
one of the strongest pillars upon whicn
our movement rests. 1 bereiore be it
Rsolvod, That the action of Brother
Thompson inunitlntr with the Burrows
nd Holden gang, who always wag as
the republican dog dictates, is con
sidered a disbyal act and meets our
Resolved. That tne pasr record oi
Jav Burrows Is one of contiuuous at-
attempts to either rule or ruin and that
he is wholly unfit for the association of
anyone, whose Interest! are tdentmed
With the Independent movement, and
that the actio -i of Burrows and Holden
in the last campaign, commend them
to the highest appointment within tbe
gift of Bellzebnb.
Resolved, Toatwe heartily commend
the ' fearless mann r in which The
Alliance Independent has fought
tne bittles of the last campaign and
that we hereby extend our undivided
effort in its support and maintenance;
that it mav continue to defend the
cause of the laboring classes
Resolved, That a copy of these reso
lutions be placed on the records of this
alliance, and that a copy be sent to
The Alliance Independent for pub
lication. F. R. MIRQUIS,
A. T. Wilson, ,
Mr. Sheridan is receiving many
compliments and presents for his pugi
listlc attack on Rosewater and Roggen.
It is onlv fair to say however, that
these presents come from republicans
and not independents.
NO HOPE FOR THE NARONIC,
The Missing Vessel Surely Lost Off New-
London, March 21. All doubts as to
the fate of the missing White Star
liner Naronic have been dispelled by
the arrival of the steamship Coventry
at Bremen to-day, Captain Wilson re-,
porting that on March 4 when off the
banks of Newfoundland he sighted a
white life boat with the name "Naron
ic" painted on her stern. Another
Naronic boat was also found nearly
turned bottom upward. Both were
south by west of Sable island on the
banks of Newfoundland. There is a
chance that the occupants of the boats
were picked np by a passing vessel as
there was evidence that one of the
boats had only recently been occupied.
That the Naronic is now at the bot
tom of the ocean cannot be disputed,
but the cause of the disaster is still a
matter of conjecture.
TO BE A COLLEGE PRESIDENT.
Mr. Harrison May Become the Head at
the Indiana University.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 21. Ex
President Harrison is to be tendered
the presidency of the Indiana State
university at Bloomington by ths
trustees of that institution.
The immediate management
of the institution will be
placed in the hands of one of the pro
fessors and should Mr. Harrison ac
cept he would have to give the univer
sity only a limited amount of his per
Virtual License in Iowa Towns.
Fort Dodge, Iowa, March 21. All
efforts to enforce prohibition have
been totally abandoned in all the
large towns in Northwestern Iowa.
A city license system has been gener
ally adopted by which all saloons pay
a monthly fine into the city treasury.
Among those which voted for license
in this vicinity this month are: Chero
kee, Manson,Onawa, Ireton, Kings'.ey,
Whiting, Washta, Coon Rapids and
Rock Valley. '
.Take the Alliance-Independent.
Won by the Alliance Publishing Company
Over the Wreckt n , in the Lan
caster Const j Court
A CHALLENGE TO MR THOMSON
Virtual Confession of Quilt. They
Fear a Trial Henca They Pay
. the Costs and Have the
A Salt Which Wasn't Tried.
"The best laid schemes of mice and men
! Gang aft agley,
And leave their owners naught but pain
t For promised joy."
The gang of wreckers which went
into the courts to down The Alli
ance-Independent are in a position
to realize the truth of BobVy Burns'
words. Their plot was certainly well
laid. It was no reckless break. Its de
tails were worked out by menjo whom
plotting and scheming is no new busi
ness, mis paper was to ne wrecaed,
&m another was to be started just in
he niche of time to take Its name and
In reporting the "receiver case"
some time ago, we mentioned that an
other suit had been instituted against
this company In the same connection.
That case has now passed into history
When Mr. Thompson was deprived of
fcepower to injure this company from
the inside, (which was none too soon)
he began planning to get out of it, and
at the same to strike it a death blow
f possible. He took into his confidence
one A. J. Rlgby, advertising manager
for Liberty, a man whom he knew to be
a thief and a thoroughly disreputable
character. The plan was that Rlgby
should sue Thompson on a note sup
posed to have been given by Thompson
to Rigby for $900. Circumstances in
dicate that the note was a bogus affair.
We are not prepared 'to assert positively
that it was, but we challenge Mr.
Thompson to show the contrary.
By this suit it was intended that Mr.
Thompson's stock should be sold to
some third party who would then apply
for the appointment of a receiver; also
that this company should be sued to
recover & sum claimed by Thompson to
be due him as wages. This would not
only embarrass the company, but would
also make it appear tnat tne company
was unable to pay its debts, and hence
was in need of a receiver. Quite a well
laid scheme, wasn't itr
It is not necessary to review the ut
ter failure of the scheme so far as the
receiver case is concerBod. After that
was disposed of, the cempany turned
its attention to the other suit. An ex
amination of the books (as thorough as
could be made in the absence of certain
record books which M r. Thompson re
fuses to turn over to the company)
showed that Mr. Thompson was owing
this company various sums of which notA
in ft would ever have been known if that in-
dividual had , remained in charge of the
We made up our -case and went Into
court showing that Mr. Thompson was
really a debtor to the company instead
of the contrary.
The case was set for a hearing March
6th. On some trifling pretext the
plaintiff had it put off till the 17th. On
that date, when this company appeared
in court to8ustainits defense, the judge
Informed us that, several days before,
the plaintiff had paid the costs ana asked
to have the case dismissed .
Such action is simply a confession of
guilt on the part of Thompson and
Rigby. If the ' case had been brought
in an honorable manner, and for just
cause, why should they abandon it, and
voluntarily pay the costs? The truth
is, the case was "born in iniquity and
conceived in Bin." Its authors had at
least i wo good reasons for wanting to
drop the matter without a trial:
1. The suit was a put up iod in tne
first place, and circumstances indicate
that the note was bogus.
2 The counter-charees brought In
by this company would have ruined Mr.
Thompson's reputation as a book
keeper, and he didn't want them aired
in open court. .
We know these are severe criticisms
against a man in whom the people have
reposed confidence. But it is useless to
mince matters. It is idle to cover up
the truth. If Mr. Thompson is a shys
ter and a trickster, as we firmly believe
he is, the sooner the people know it tne
Mirny titrl Apptloanu.
Washington, March 21. Secretary
Morton said to-day that he had re
ceived 7.000 applications from Kan
Citv vonntr ladies as microscopista at
the packing houses.
Cabinet offices are the eyes and ears,
arms and legs of the presidency.
The policy of the chief executive may
usually be judged by the men be ap
points to his cabinet. This is particu
larly true of Mr. Cleveland. In the
selection of his cabinet, the one upper
most idea In hia mind seems to have
been to choose only men who are radi
cal supporters of the gold tandard, who
are in sympathy with Wall Street, and
the great corporations of the country.
A glance at his cabinet is instructive:
President Cleveland baa chosen a
man named Hoke Smith of Georgia for
his secretary of the interior. Only a
few dozen people in the United States
ever heard of this particular Smith be
fore, and there has naturally been a
good deal of speculation as to why he
was selected for this important position.
The Milwaukee Advaace offers the
following lucid explanation:
"He lives in Augusta, Gft., where he
owns the Journal. He is a lawyer and
an astute politician. Wall Street was
determined to defeat Tom Watson, aid
Augusta, with 30,000 population cast
11.000 votes, neany every one against
Watson. At a liberal estiotite Augus
ta should have cast half the number and
at a later loial election cast ouly 2,000
votes. But in November wagon loads
of negroes were hauled from poll to
poll tnd some of them voted twenty
times and more. Such a man is valu
able in a gold bug cabinet and such
tactics were sufficient to Fecure Hoke
Smith a national reputation."
of Alabama, Mr. Cleveland's choice for
Secretary of the Navy, is another man
of no national reputation. The reason
of his appointment seems to be the fact
that he was the only Alabama member
in the last congress who deserted his
colleagues, and betrayed his constitu
ents on the silver question. He Is a
gold-bug. He is just Mr. Cleveland's
sort of a man. He shows a decided
preierence for "enlightened statesmen'
who rise above popular clamor, ignore,
the wishes and interests of the people
This preference of Mr. Cleveland's has
also been shown in his choice of
J. STERLING MORTON y
of Nebraska, for secretary of agricul
ture. If the president Jhad ransacked
the west to find a man who is utterly
out of harmony with the ideas and sen
timents of western people, he could not
hnvfi found amother man who so
completely fills the bill. Republi
can presidents nave ior many
years been accustomed to give
the few federal appointments doled
out to the west to men who were out of
sympathy with western ideas and inter-
, . .
ests. The western peopie expecieu vnns
Cleveland would pursue a different pol
icy. But he has actually outdone his
republican predecessors. He has ele
vated to the cabinet a Nebraska man
who openly and brazenU takes his
stand with Wall street, with the cor
porations, and with the board of trade
BISSELL AND LAMONT i
of New York were doubtless chosen
partly on account of personal friend
ship. But it is a noteworthy fact that
of all the men who might nave been
honored for the same reason, two were
chosen who are yery prominent in rail
road and banking circles,
JOHN G. CARLISLE
of Kentucky, may have been selected
partly on account of his vigorous fight
in favor of Cleveland's tariff policy
during tis former administration. But
in view of his stand on the silver
question sitce then, it is impossible to
avoid the inference that he was cnosen
chiefly on account of his stand for Wall
street, and the money power. No one
will be likely to dispute this proposi
tion: Carlisle would never have be
come Cleveland's secretary of the treas
ury if he-had fought for,free coinage as
Bland of Missouri has done.
of Massachusetts Is a corporation lawyer,
a radical advocate of the Sold standard,
etc. It is not necessary to inquire
further'as to his qualifications for a cab
inet position under Cleveland.
Just why Cleveland appointed Gresham
his secretary of state has been a sub
ject of much speculation. But whatever
Cleveland's motives may have been, and
whatever Gresham's opinions maybe,
(for both alike are veiled in obscurity)
the president was very careful to put
the judge where be would have nothing
to do .with the internal tffaira of
the nation. His duties as a cabinet of
ficer are international in their scope.
The .great majority of, Cleveland'!
own party, the majority that favor
free coinage of silver, that - opposes na
tional banks, that opposes board of trade
gambling, and corporation, tyranny, the
majority that furnished the votes to
elect him, has been completely Ignored
by the president. No democrat who if
even faintly suspected of sympathy
with such idea was selected.
AN ENGLISHMAN OS . SILVER,
The minds of thinking men on the
other side of the ocean are turning to
ward the money question. In a late
number of the Cotemporary Review,
Professor H. S. Foxwell, 'professor of
political economy in the University of
"Since 1873, gold has appreciated in
value some 50 per cent The increase
in the value of gold Is usually measured
by referenee to the average price of
wholesale commodities. When we say
that geld has appreciated 60 per cent,
then, it is only another way of saying
that wholesale prices haye fallen In a
Professor Foxwell treats at length
upon the disastrous consequencss of a
materially appreciated unit of value
upon general business, but especially
upon the laboring and producing classes
amply verifying views in the same line
heretofore maintained in these columns.
' It operates," he says, "like a friction
brake upon the wheels of Industry and
commerce. All property and stocks
are depreciated; hence the numerous
failures of building societies and ruin
ous foreclosures of mortgages. The '
burden of fixed charges is Increased
and the producer finds the margin of
profit disappear; thus employment be
comes restricted and wages fall. The
weight of taxation increases automati
cally; the burden of all debts, including
the national debt, in which every tax-
payer is concerned, is steadily aggravat- -ed.
Experience and reason alike show
that a fall of prices, by destroying pro
fits, destroys enterprise and seriously
contracts employment. The injury in
flicted on British agriculture by the
appreciation of gold is too obvious to
require much notice hi The price
of wheat stands lower this year than
at any time for a century before. Rents
and wages are every wheie falling and
unprecedented ' distress prevails
amongst fanners. The agricultural
depression has, on the average, follow
ed the downward course '"of general
prices. The root evil, in short, of the
present monetary situation ia the con
tinued appreciation of gold, depressing
as it does, the enterprise of the indus-
In the light of such views from such
a source, what lolly tor tne people of
this country, an agricultural and 6ilver
producing nation to demonetize silver
and bow at the shrine of gold! Is the-e
chronicled in the history of the world
a greater act of folly on the part of an
Oregon, Washington and the North
The constant demand of the traveling
public to the far west for a comfortable
and at the same time an economical '
mode of traveling, has led te the estab
lishment of what is known as Pullman
These cars are built on the same gen
eral plan as the regular first-class Pull
man Sleepers, the only difference being
that they are not upholstered.
They are furnished complete with
good comfortable hair mattresses, warm .
blankets, snow white linen curtains,
plenty ef towels, combs, brushes, etc.,
which secure to the occupant of a berth
as muchjprlvacy as is to be had in first
class sleepers. There are also separate
toilet rooms for ladles and gentlemen,
and smoking is absolutely prohibited.
For full information send for Pullman
Colonist Sleeper Leaflet. ; ,
J. T. MASTiN, C. T. A. 1044 O. St.,
E. B. Slosson, Gen. Agt
Barber & Fowler have a stock of gen-'
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ning and doing big cash business; old
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to Lincoln and will take a part clear
property and balance cash, bee or
Write, DAKBKK ffl rOWIjlitt,
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