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And You Won't Miss it Far- Outrages
" and Compounded Villainies
THE 00RP0EATI0H TOOLS
I';- To Prevent the Past see of a Just and
H. R. 33.
Do the people of the state realize
the true nature of the drama, the clos
ing act of which ia now on the stage at
the state house of Nebraska? For
twenty years the corporations and
their hired tools have been playing the
N part of heavy villain.
f', In everv previous act success has
crowned the effort' vf the villain. But
you know in the last act of every well
V regulated drama the right must prevail
J)and the ' villian, shorn of power, yet
w struir aline and defiant to the last, is
dragged to justice.
t - So will it be in this case, but not till
i the corporations have exhausted every
outrageous trick and dishf horable de
vice known to them.
For nearly two weeks after the victory
of the railroad bill become certain, by
dilatory tactics, by fillibustering and de
lays, by outrageous rulings of the man
who disgraces Nebraska in the position
of Lieutenant Governor, the bill was
finally reached in the regular order
Monday afternoon. Then bagan the
death struggle of corporation tyrranny
The first move of the railroad tools
was a call of the house. Two republi
can senators, Tefft and McDonald were
absent. The dead lock began at about
5 o'clock Monday evening and was not
permanently raised for twenty hours.
The faithful eighteen camped in the
state house rather than yield an inch to
, .the conspirators.
7 About 1 o'clock on- Tuesday both
Tefft and McDonald having been
brought in, a short recess was taken.
At three o'clock the struggle was re
sumed. The reading of the great bill
began. At short intervals the reading
was interupted by motions to re-commit
and long-winded .debates thereon. The
chief actor9 in these dilatory proceed-
' ings were North and Mattes, democrats,
and Moore and Pope republicans.
Finally at ten o'clock Tuesday
night the reading of the bill was
was Hearly completed. Then North
made another motion to recommit, se
cured the floor, and boldly announced
that he would talk till noon Wednes
day, or till he was exhausted. Inas
much as he was about two-thirds full of
.whiskey, it only took two hours to ex-
Jjiausthlm. Then it was found that
ahn, a republican member, was ab
sent. The conspirators demanded a
call of the house, and the senate set
tled down to make another night of it.
Ilabn is said to have gone to Hastings.
Wednesday morning found the dead
lock still in full force.
When the date for the joint conven
tion to reassemble arrived Tuesday
forenoon, the senate wan still in tlio
dead loclt. Hut Sjxaker Gaflln took the
full by the noma ana called the con-
ventlou to order. Tho sc crvfary of the
Senata. anil two yKnn'iim whn wiro nut
on leave of absence, cmo in. Of courw
me house alone constituted a majority
of the convention and had power to
The eommltto was read to report
the articles of Impeachment, but it
waa thought tet to ad journ over till
Wednesday at 4 o'clock, and that was
v- AfTEK IIKNTOX,
The houni Investigation commit
tee, cotnpooed of ,' Harry, Lock,
ner and Van Ikn-eii, have Ut-n taking
testimony on which to lmaeh Turn
Uenwm a'or.g with the rent. The r
port ha Got vet been handed la, tut
vnia very damaging testimony ha
ItU the general Impression thai be
M the blt'j('t hot tiler Ia the geog.
Si 9 lime tor adjournment bm yet
Ut n fixed. The red 1 not likely tu be
feob4 before om time t vet
V Wm.N you write to rn of our advr
K tWre, httturato nw'.ioa Tmk AIM-
A pair of outrageous decisions recent'
ly made in United States courts in im
portant labor cases was so ably written
up by our friend Kelley of the Dodge
County Leader last week that we repro
duce the article entire:
When will the crisis come? To what
extremities will capital go?
The reform element has been denounc
ed for everything imaginable; but when
the candid reader observes the auua
clous steps taken by plutocrats to effect
the overthrow of organized labor ho
cannot but recognize therein the ele
ments of primeval tyranny. Urgan'zod
capital, convinced by experience that
in organized labor it has found an ad
versary worthy of its steel, now seeks
to undermine and destroy organized
labor by abrogating the co union law
and substituting in its stead the far
fetched opinions of corporate judicial.
The engineers and firemen on the
Toledo, Aon Arbor and Northern Michi
gan railroad have been on a strike. The
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineerj
endorsed the strike and ordereo their
engineeis to refuse to handle Ann Arhor
freight, lhe rod made applicttioa
for an order from Judge Taft, of the
United States circuit court, requiring
ths Brotherhood to release- the engin
eers from compliance with the brother
hood rule. The order was granted by
Judge Taft The road then ordered
the engineers to take out Ann Arbor
cars. The engineers resigned ttmr
positions and upon hearing of this "at
torney for the Lakeshore telegraphed
forjudge Ricks, of tho United States
district court to come t'J Toledo, and
brought him there by special train."
The judge on arriving at Toledo, im
mediately bad the eight engineers and
firemen, who had committed the crime
of resignation arrested and brought be
fore him. He then delivered an opin
ion, which by common account of th
press of the country 1b declared unpru
cedented, to the effect that they mut
show cause why they should not bo
attached for coutempt of court in re
signing their positions.
lhe theory of the opinion Is that
railroad employees are engaged in pub
lic service and are unable legally to
quit that service until the court deter
mines when and whore thry shall sever
their relations with the companies,
This ruling is equivalent to saying that
tne tmpioytes snail not hate the liberty to
resign unm they see fit to do, but shall con
tinue m the service, until it suits the con
venience of the employer to discharge them.
Furthermore this is a usurpation of
individual liberty which capital has al
ways heretofore conceded to the work
ing man. ' Let him quit if he desires,"
has always been the cry for these many
years. Now capital goes back on this,
and endeavors to coerce the employee
into its service and still retain the
privilege of fixing tho terms of the
employment. In other word, the rail
roads, telephones, telegraphs and street
railways are asking the protection of
state and federal courts in enforcing
private contracts under pretense that
they are public carriers and servants,
without acknowledging their responsi
bility to the government. The rule t
be good must work both ways.
The opinion of the court is rank in
the extreme and shows to what depths
of degradation some courts of our
country are being plunged by corporate
greed. Only a love of country, such as
i possessed by the working people, pre
vents a crisis.
Republicans and democrats are fond
of pointing to the wise sayings of their
great party leaders. Hut where can
they find wiser or grander saying than
these uttered by Governor Lowelling of
Kansas, the first populist governor in
the United States in his inaugural?
"The state is greater than party, bu.
the citizen is grca'er than the state
if old men uo tho tho poorhouse and
young men are sent to prison,
something Is wrong with the economic
syaumof the government
The ";--vival of the fittest" is tbe
government of brutes, and reptiles, and
such philosophy must give place to a
goveroment which recognizes human
It U the province of government to
protect the wtak, but the governments
of today are resolved Into a struggle of
miuoee with claf for supremacy and
bread, until bulae, home, and perso
nal Integrity are struggling lo the face
of positive want In tho family, Feed a
tiger regularly, and )ou Uiuu and make
httu barmle: but hunger makea tigers
t have a dream of the future. I have
an enduring faith, tho evolution of an
Holding faith m human government.
And In the beautiful vii4u of a com
lf time I behold tfMUinfiKirtg
We ar ji.ilittttceiptof an a.ttomttlo
safely bit, with the com pi I menu of the
manufn'turer, Dr. I. V, llrln, of 37
Colo-," 1'laoe, New York. It I
bendy, and I k as If it could aetsvmp.
lUh all Ihw 1 Vat-tor t'iim lor it Kor
thbn0tof thowiof our friend who
are lnterled In ttorwe, wa will kep
lt bit m our ortle wberw w will be
pleiwwd to show It at any Ittuv,
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, APMLC. m
For Two More Years--Tho Prople' Choice
Triumphantly Elected. .
AND THE EXCISE BOARD TOO.
Weir's Majority About 300 A People's
Victory in Beatrice 1
The election in LI q coin resulted in a
a complete triumph for the people who
favor law and order, and good city
government. Mayor rt eir, the populist
candidate for mat or has a majority
of fron 200 to 00.' Drown, one popu
list candidate for the excise board, is
surely elected, and Hargreaves, the
other candidate, seems to ba "in It.'
Most of the other offices are conceded
to the republicans.
Weir' victory is complete. Ho car
ried every ward in tie city but two, the
First and Second. .
Schullz the citizen's candidate for
mayor, was elected over Walker, tbe
republ'can candidate, by ; 300 The re
publicans only get two councilmen out
OVEH THE STATE.
In moat Nebraska towns political lines
were lost sight of, and the election
t"jnpAojUoj(l',lJssues, in a inajori.fcf
cases tbe license question being the
issue. High license is generally a win
ENGINEERS AS PLAINTIFF
The Federal Court Asked to Force a
Receiver to Make Contracts.
Macon, Go., April 5. The hearing
of the petition of , the National
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
asking Judge Emory of the United
States court to compel the re
ceiver of the Central railway
of Georgia to make contracts
with its engineers, came up
for hearing yesterday and E. W. Pat
terson appeared for the engineers. As
sistant Chief Youngson of Cleveland,
of tho brotherhood, was in attend
ance. The Central railway represen
tatives were H. C. Cunningham of
Savannah and Marion Ermin of Macon.
Powderly on the Aim Arbor Decision.
Scbanton, Pa., April 5. General
Master Workman Powderly had not
seen the decision in the case of Engin
eer Lennon at Toledo until his atten
tion was called to it by a reporter,
when he said: "The decision shows,
as I have said before, that
the principle of government owner
ship of railways is being recognized
by the courts. While tho decision ia
apparently against the men, it empha
sizes our position that the government
has the right to supervise the railroads.
Now it is a poor rule that won't work
both ways. The interstate commerce
law was passed for the purpose of
controlling the railroads but up to
data no railroad has paid any atten
tion to the law. An anarchy of the
worst kind has prevailed. 15y that I
mean a total disregard for the law,
and that la what corporations charge
against the anarchists,"
World's Valr Carpenter Not Out.
Chicago, April 5. The strike of
1,000 carpenters scheduled to take
place to-day at the world's fair grounds
to enforce discrimination against non
onion men, turned out a dismal failure,
less thun a hundred quitting work.
The leaders attribute the failure to be
a misunderstanding, but the real
reason seems to lo that the rank and
file weakened at the firm front pre
sented by the exioiition oQlcUls.
One K. W. I'errl has deceived ad ver
llsors by making fraudulent contract!
on blanks taken by J. M. Thompson
from the Alliance Publishing C ruiaey,
and roprtfwuUng that he l employed
as ad vertilut Ut ttor fur atd company
and sicnlug advertising contracts a
a'ent for eald company, and turning In
th contract to the pubiUher of the
"Farmer' Alliance Leader," the new
paper trUl laet month by Harrow A
ThoiniKMn, who aw 1I theiu and inter!
the ftdvertlaeroenU according to the
pao ordered therein. IVrria not
now, nor da be ever been In the emt toy
of tH All lam rublUhing Company,
We therefore caution 4 adveriUer !
to tie on their guard ac.nl tdi tuatt
Ferrl. and the ftuhiUhwr of tho Farm
er' AHUoco l,' der,
r ii h A. Mt ftKtv.
Manager advertising ttei artment AUI
uiH runUhlnOitii ti'y, puMUher
of TIK Al.LUNt K IXOai rNDKhT
but not the farmer' AUisnoe trader
HALF A CROP IN ILLINOIS.
A Lara Part of tha Wheat Area tVu
SrmsoriELD, I1L, April 5. The Illi
nois slate board of agriculture's crop
report for April aays: The wheat at
seeding time resulted in decrease in
the area of wheat seeded as compared
with the crop harvested in 1893, of a
little over 15 per cent, so that
area which went into winter quarters
was 1,508,280 acres. In the north
ern division of the state 23 per
cent of the area is reported winter
killed, in the Central division 33 per
cent and in the Southern 13 percent,
or an average for the state of 23 per
ent With one or two exceptions all
the counties reporting uuusually large
injury are in the Central section. The
area now growing is 1,223,530 acres,
or 00 per cent of last year'a acreage.
The injury done was entirely by win
Wheat-has scarcely commenced to
grow in some localities, so it is difficult
to form a correct estimate of its condi
tion, but its present appearance indi
cates about 73 per cent of an average
crop at this season. The April 1 con
dition in the Northern division is 77
per cent, in the Central 63 percent and
in Southern Illinois 80 per cent
Winter rye has not suffered so much
from the severe weather of the last
winter as wheat. Little over 11 per
cent of the area seeded was winter
killed, leaving 133,023 acres for har
vest A Humane Contrivance.
The attention of our readers is called
to the advertisement which appears on
another page of this issue, of Dr. L. P.
Britt's automatic safety bit, a most hu
mane dev'ce for subduing that most
useful animal, the horse. By Its use
the most viciously inclined horse may
be brouKbtTuhder immediate'" control
without the least danger of injuring
him. or dancer to the driver. Its
operation is automatic shutting off
his wind. By its use, horses that are
otherwise comparatively valueless be
cause of vicious habits may be made to
become verv valuable. It has the
strongest endorsement of tbe society
for the prevention of cruelty to anl
mals, and of hundreds of the best horse'
men throughout tho world. Its owner
has medals from the American Instl
tute 1889, and from the Paris exposi
tion of the same date. Below is a copy
of a letter received by him from Mrs.
I). W. Frisby, of Beatrice, Neb.
Beatrice. Neb., March 28, 1890.
Dr. L. P. Brltt; Dear Sir: Indeed I
must confess tbtt I have acted in a
most unbusiness-like manner, and in
order to partially exonerate myself,
must ask your patience In reading quite
a lengthy letter of excuses. The bits
arrived; 1 pronounce tnem a gooa oit.
I have recommended them to ail parties
having hoi ses boarding iu the stable
with us, but every one had a bit that
they considered better, at a much
cheaper cost the J. I. C. bit. They
think different now, after what might
have been the death of my iainer-in-
law, (who is 73years), and myself. O ir
horses are very high-spirited and li
able to run away at any time 1 look
mv father to drive with tnese nora s.
We met on the road a steam wood -saving
machine which they took fright at
They seemed to leap through the a r.
My father was driving, i saw mat, tm-v
were getting tne nisi 01 mm, u 1
leaned ferward and took hold of the
lines: but not until after the carriage
had struck against a watering tank at
the side of the road. I stopped them
almost Immediately, They have
mouths like steel and it takes two
good, strona men to hold them with
any other bits. Wo all consider a run
away uith your bits impossible. My
father was the happiest man you ever
saw, and folt that the bits had saved
his life, and said that your name should
ho rebounded throughout the length
and breadth of the land, as he was sat
isfied that the bits were the only hu
mane device by which the horo were
checked, and as a token of twtocm and
hleh rtxard for you and the good work
you are doing, ho requested (before hi
dea'h. which occurred on the 4,kl of
this month, from heatt trouble) tuat I
end you the band of 9 M rit iHtt"ig
utm. Thi, I hope, wli in measure
appeal to yo.ir pat'eoee with we for my
eicu ami dslav I am, your very
truly. Mla I. W. I'iuhhv.
N. II. Tho tmnd of gold wa a ring
containing Wn dHinoud nl aappuire.
theorlglutt of which i on fllo t my
08I00. fan anyone doubt the val'to aod
merit of the automatic tafety bit!1
I. r. Itimr, M. I).
fUiae ( IWg.
NfTAPA, Mi, April 5, A Mr Oik
' Moots Velio township. tUUeuun-
tr, vta arretted charred with
stealing lard and thlvkens from a
neighbor. tier defen w that In
rittie w a a nrnMijr, a ahe tuldget
no work and had Ui steal, beg or
starve, M would not Wff.
Take tho AlXUNci: lNlM'i;ir.iT.
DEATH ON THE RAIL.
PASSENGER AND FREIGHT
FOUR KILLED AND MANY INJURED,
Olen Vernon, mn Illinois Mining Village,
the Hoeue of a Diiaitrou Wreck o
the Jacksonville Southern Hall
road Cetued by Negligence ot
Trainmen A Dtaaitrou
Ed w A bds VH.LE, I1L, April .A ter
rible railroad accident occurred at
4:15 o'clock last night on the Jackson
ville Southern railroad about three
miles south of Edwardsville, near
Glen Vernon, a mining village.
No. 0, a local freicht croinir south.
nd No. 10, a passenger accomtnoda-
muu kjiu uui iu, vumueu, vuuioieieij
wrecking the freight train, both en
gines and one passenger car. Four
men were killed and a number of
others seriously injured.
A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION.
An Engine of the Choctaw Coal aad
Railway Illows Up Killing Four Men.
McAlesteii, Ind. Tcr., April 5.
Choctaw Coal and Railway company
engine No. 1 exploded yesterday after
noon at Wilburton, Ind. Ter., instant
ly killing Engineer L. P. Dwinell,
Fireman Fred Fredericks, Conductor
George W. Martin and Urakeman
Henry Land is. The cause of the ex
plosion ia unknown. Several cart were
IMPORTANT TO SETTLERS.
The Fnpreme Court Uphold the Coart
of Oklahoma In a Land Case.
Washington, April 6.- The supreme
court yesterday announced its con
struction of the proclamation by the
president and tne act of congress in
1889 opening to
settlemcnt the Creek
Indian reservation in Oklahoma. They
contained nroviHinna that "unt nrrnrn
contained provisions that "any person
who may enter upon any part of said
lands prior to the time that the same
are opened to settlement shall not be
permitted . to occupy or to make en
try of such lands or lay claim thereto."
Alexander F. Smith, a railroad em
ploye living at Edmond station at the
time the lands were opened, entered a
quarter section; this right of entry
was contested by Eddy B. Townsend
and decided in his favor by the local
land officer, but on appeal the commis
sioner of the general land office, the
secretary of the interior and the dis
trict and the supreme court of
Oklahoma successively affirmed Town
Bend's entry and Smith appealed
to the supreme court of the United
States. Justice Drewer announced
the decision of the court in an
opinion reviewing the facts and ths
law in the case, concluding with ths
statement that "anyone who was
within the territorial limits at ths
hour of noon on April 22, was, within
both the letter and spirit of the state.
disqualified to take a homestead there
in." Judgment of the Oklahoma
supreme court affirmed.
NO RACINO FOR CLAIMS,
Secretary Cmlth bay the Openlug Will
lie Couduoted On Another Flan.
Wasiiixotox, April 5. "Yes, ws
heard late Saturday," said Secretary
Hoke Smith yesterday, "that the Cher
okeea had aueepted the terms proposed
for tho purchase of the Cherokee out
let The Interior department is now
bending every energy to the work of
getting matters ready for the opening.
Of course, I cannot suy even approxi
mately Just when there will be the
opening, but this point I decided on.
There will be no race for the land this
time. The cripple on foot w ill stand
an equal show with the man
on the Kentucky thorough broth
Every man shall have an equal i bancs
with others and be absolutely pre
vented from getting anything better
than an equal chance. Tut men
who have breu spying about in ths
strip, scouting out the moat eligible
locations, will not profit by It nor
stand any better ehancs thau thoe
who never saw or set foot on the land
"No, I cannot tell what method will
os adopted by the department In allow
ing settler tu select their loeatious.
We have not got It thought out yet
Hut I am determined that it will not
be tbe raee-horsa method."
A Maud tUltUI 10 tar 4.
8r.Uvis,MtK, April 1 In ths circuit
court her to-day a dtvorc was grant
ed llabbi W, 1L NusnMen, ns of
Us tot prominent of ha rare and
ereed In thUeountry, from hit wife,
Uoa eVnieec heln. also prominent In
JwUh and literary virU , now living
in I ItU ago Mr. Ktnneaeheia did not
font! the deer, whteh we granted
on the ground of abandonment.
The government own
erxhip of railroads and
That freight rater a
Nebraska be reduced ft
a level with those la
force In Iowa.
The building by the
national government of
a great trunk line from
North ' Dakota to the
Gulf of Mexico.
BURNED PAR FROM LAND
A British Steal Ship Destroyed la tk
faelfleSUteea Mob MUalag.
Sam Francisco, April 5. The four
masted steel ship King James, coal
laden from Newcastle to San Francisco,
has been burned at sea, 200 miles from
Yesterday a boat containing sixteen
men from the ship landed at the Con
ception light house and are being
cared for by the light keeper. Thej
reported that March 19 a vapor was
discovered arising from the hold of ths
ship and tbe hold grew gradually
hotter. Water was poured down ths
hatchway, but without avaiL For
eleven days tbe crew fought the firs,
but last Thursday a terriiio explosion
tore up the deck in all directions and
flames shot high into the air.
Tho crew were forced to take to the
boats and remained near the ships un
til Friday, when they started for
Point Conception. The crew, thirty
two in all, occupied two boats. Ths
captain took' thirteen men, two ap.
Srentices and his 16-year-old son. Ths
rat mate, two apprentices and thirteen
men filled the other boat Point Con
ception was 250 miles away and ths
boaU started for that point
a gale earns up and separated ths
The mate's boat arrived at Point
Lonceptlon safely, but nothing
been seen of the captain's boat
Republicans Elect Their State Ticket
Gain in Oeniocratle Center.
Detroit. Mich., April 6. Sufficient
returns to base a reliable statement of
yesterday's elections in ths stats
have not been received, but there ia
no doubt of the election of Hoover,
Republican, to the supreme bench by
a plurality of 10,000 or over, and the
Republican. candidates for regents
have won a still greater victory.
In the old Deuiocratie stronghold,
such as Wayne and Saginaw, the Re
publicans have made great gains.
They have captured Grand Rapids,
Ann Arbor, Manistee, Lansing and
other cities formerly Democratic. Ths
Democrats elect mayors at Ypsilanti
and Port Huron, overturning Repub
lican majorities. All the proposed
constitutional amendments have un-
, -SSi b
. . . . . . .7 """""" w
A litrht vote was polled throughout
the state, due to general apathy and
1 1 ll Alt d 1 IT .
I oaa weauier. xn mis vvaynej county
I the Republicans have apparently cap- .
turea. everyining in signt
ALLEGHENY CITY ABLAZE.
Building After Building Swept by Fire-.
Factories and Dwellings Faring Alike
Pittsburg, Pa., April 5. A big flr
is raging on South Canal street, Alle
gheny. It started In Godfrey & Clark's
warehouse, a four-story building,
shortly after 3 o'clock and spread rap
idly to Eberhardt St Ober's malt house,
elevator and warehouse adjoining.
At 3:30 o'clock these buildings were
entirely destroyed and the flames were
still spreading, with a high wind blow
ing. The entire department is at work
and Pittsburg has been asked for help.
The loss to Godfrey & Clark is $65,000
and Eberhardt & Ober $100,000.
At 3:40 p. m. the firs had spread to
twelve du ellings and all are burning.
At 4:30 three other buildings were
burning and the flames were spreading
toward the river.
A GREAT BANK COLLAPSES.
The Commercial or Australia taspende
llrancbe at Many Folate Affected.
Melbourne, April 5. The Com
mercial bank of Australia haautpendV
ed payment nnd the shareholders have
been summoned to consider personals
for the reconstruction of the bank,
The affairs of the concern have
been in bad shape for some
time and the collapse had
been expected. The paid up capital
of the bank was !,oOo,ooO, while ths
subscribed capital was jl.VOOO.ooo and
reserve fund i3,?5Q,0ou, The bank had
branches in London, Edinburgh and
Uiasirow and in alt the principal cities
and towns In Australia.
rvlgatral Aecldeet la Haealaa) Caarefe
at Oadrta Iiarlng m Stores.
Vixxxa, April I.A dispatch from
Sofia states that a Rusalan church at
Oudrla, In ths Caueunu, collapsed dur
ing a terrible storm and mors than 100
worshiper wars killed,
kil fur Mrlret atlla,
KiistsCttr, Ma, April A tele
graui was received tody an maiming
ths fact that (iovernor Mtte hti
r ranted a reapila until Friday, May
i, to Turn J iiith, the itegr who was
to have been )tngd next Tuday for
th murder ( Ueurga Cauterva, as
New subscribers sis omio ia very
rapidly rosalderiaf th lesson of ths
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