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In State and Hation Discussed by Con
..WHERE THE DOGEE LIES
The O. O. P. Shattered. The Democrats
Will do Nothing for the People.
Boodlers Should be put Be- t
hind the Bars.
How it Looka to an M. C.
Broken Bow, Neb., April, 10, '93.
After eighteen months of almost con
tinuous absence from borne I am again
with my family, and have the cheer
lag prospect of baiog able to remain
I pnouffh at least to get acquainted.
JjAnother congress has passed Into
history, and Its recard can be written
in two woras, viz: wu bwwb.
solemn "never more" of Poe's Rven
maybe appropriately quoted In this
connection. Particularly well does it
apply to many democrats and republi
cans of the west who have agreed with
the independents In their demands but
nrtlv cherished the belief that their
rfiHnfictive parties were the only medi-
I . urns through which it could come. It
M would seem now that the only thing
J I left for them to doMs to quote the doleful
t nn(m nRVRr more, never more can
reform come through the G. O. P. or
the D. O. P." and to cast their lot with
the mighty new reform organization
the success of which means better
government and higher civilization.
That we have reached the turning
point in the battle for reform I firmly
The great political party that has
controlled this government since 1861,
except for a short interval, bus been
oomnletelv shattered and the other
great party given complete control.
The latter party has been howling for
reform for thirty years. Its leaders
, have continually repeated: ' Give us
' complete control and we will show you
how to run the government." The peo
ple last November heeded their impor
tunities and turned over to them every
branch of the government. The oppor
tunity for which they have so long
waited has at last been given them and
we shall see what we shall see. Now
I do not believe for a moment that the
nresent administration will or can give
t fany reform that the average citizen
J can feel. And if not (elt by the average
V f . .. I.I.JO T
citizen how can n oe apprrcmieu.-
do not mean to say that the administra
tlon ia not honest, for I think It is ana
4uch more so than Bome professed re-
"i Mr. Cleveland never pretended to ba
anything but a gold standard advocate,
and never promised any financial re
form. Every intelligent man who voted
for him knew full wfcll that ho win
, against free coinage of silver. All he
did promise was tariff reform. That
Mr. Cleveland will Indcavor to carry
out his Idea along this line I do not
doubt, but that ho will be able to ao
compliwh it in a way that will give por-
, ceptibla reiki to the averago cltlwa 1
v aoubtvery much. It cannot r none
puniest hi party shall dvvUo other
ways and means for raU'ng revenue,
r greatly reduce the expenditures
which la the light of recent appropria
tion they arc not likely to do. Afuir
ra'slng a hue and cry all over the
country abiut tho extravagance f the
last republican oongrv and tUluciit
Ing it ai the "HUlkm iXillar Congrc,'
the democrat to th Mrd, congnta
lvSx11' oratoly prmwtHkd toga the w ob
r. Then to the light f t theo facU
wl i raon har w to tollv therw
wt bo any rodae'luo tf expfndlturtV
H hor do l bi'llov therw will be any
otl ,f way of raUlnif r'nu mitlth
tandlng th Now York World U trjln
W tuh Utloiwnikat thuisdif by advo
cating au tncoms tax. Thtr U no om
bo UnartiJ tlm crinu l u( th
relivholdrif th dt-nuvratlo lrty
that thinka lkr a moment that luvh
masul raUlag rnu Ulevr he
adopted by that party. They are the
fellow? who have the incomes
Different ways of levying taxes arc
now being advocated by different re
formers, but the first real step in this
direction is to administer government
affairs honestly and economically
Secure this, and then any method that
will most nearly lay this burden nn
each citizen in proportion te his ability
to bear it, will be as near perfection as
will ever bo reached by humanity.
am pleaded to note that our state legis
lature has reached out in this direction
and rot its fintrers firmly fixed in the
scalp-locks of some of the official
thieves who have been plundering the
people for years, and I sincerely hope
this good work will bo continued till
the last euilty man is landed behind
It seems to me that the rottenness un
covered in Lincoln would damn any
party. If it doesn't damn the republi
can tarty which is responsible for it
all, I shall certainly conclude that re
form is Impossible, and that the people
are bound to damn themselves.
I am pleased to know that W. L.
Greene of Kearney has been selected as
one of the attorneys to prosecute the
impeachment cages. He is a man that
will not hesitate to push them with
vigor till the guilty are brought to
justice. I am pleased to see this slight
appreciation of his worth and ability
lie is an independent of no "eleventh
hour" conversion, but one whom I ad
mired for advocating independent prin
ciples even before the independent
party was organized.
Now Mr. Editor allow me to congrat
ulate ou on the manly and successful
fight The Aluance-Indepkndent
has made against the secret member of
its own household, who sought to des
troy it as an assassin seeks to strike
down those whom he would destroy.
And let me say I speak in this matter
with an earnestness born of knowledge.
I bslieve the time has come when it is
more dangerous to keep still than to
speak out. It is the political scavenger
and assassin within her own ranks
that threatens with greater danger the
life of the Independent party than any
enemy on the outside. The time is
near when the party must rise up and
throttle these desperadoes or they will
throttle it. If the party can not throt
tle them, then she has forfeited her
right to existence and should surrender
From tfce four corners of this great
nation come unmistakable evidences
thatlhe leaven of riform is working
and I believe that out of present condi
tions we shall rise a higher, better and
a nobler people. O. M. Kem.
Last Saturday, April 15, a number of
Saunders county Independents as
sembled in Wahoo to greet our repre
sentatives and senator and to extend to
them a welcome home. A meeting
was held fit tli o COUrt hOUae in Hi
afternoon at which a goodly number
wora present and a very pleasant time
was enjoyed by nil in attendance. In
the evening several alliances sent in
delegates who, together with a num
ber of Wahoo independents, were seat
ed at the tables In the capacious dining
room of the commercial hotel where u
substantial supper was enjoyed. Pres
ident Lattar, of the county alliance,
acting as "toat master,'' called upon
representatives of the different avoca
tions present to make a fo remarks,
which they did in line of praiao for
good work done by our rtpreeutatlrca
in the legislature last winter. After
the lottHtu were responded to lie pro
avntatlvea (Uflln aud tJUon (Senator
Jiaunder tnung ab-nt) arom and cx
prtnt theunwUea a hltfhly pleaed
with the reception they had mt wl'.h
at tho hand of their contimenU, but
diNcUimed all right to prale, holding
that they had o Imply lU-mt their duty
they undertUxnl It ami therefore,
didn't exk'Ct commendation. The
hairnet In every r-pect a a very
p!eant a flair and all went homo tl
tied that it really hai been something
(inr than m temporal f &t iUutider
pointy U proud of her "trio' ami the
care not who know It.
1 M. H
Follow tha enJ to !h furniture ant
hutUtl g"l eimwirh'in tf Metnm 4
Swntt--u at I'. Ti North I'mtrterniii
Wwi, whrr )u will flml avtrythlng In
their ilo of lii Ut quality amli bvap.
ft .U';!'Cll!Y ted ftM ltt ult.
Tu Auunck 1st r
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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, APRIL EC. 1893
All hail the small yet dauntlesi band, their honor's glorious sheen!,
All hail the incorruptible, the brave and true eighteen!,
Thdr valor and integrity are boundless as tho sea;
A spartan band they won tho fight for "House Roll 33."
There was Stewart with his war-paint, the tribe of Sioux's great chief;.
There was Harris who so'often brought Pope and North to grief;,
There was Valley county'6 hero, Gray, frou taint or malice free;
There was Dawson's dauntless Darner with a backbone like a tree.
There was Dysart always "keeping In the middle of the rond;" .
There was Campbell always seeking to remove the people's load
Of corporate extortion they have borne so many year;
There was Smith who halls from Buffalo, a stranger to a'l fears,
There were Johnson and McCarty who seldom spoke a word
Except at time of roll call when they made their voices heard
In way that caused a sinking of corporation hearts; -1
There were earnest quiet Saunders and Young who played their parts,
In a way to make constituents shout praises loud and long;
There was Mullen from the land of Holt who never voted wrong.
There was Antelope's bravo Packwood who never would "give in;"
There was sturdy Dale from Harlan whose voice above the din
Oft rose in tones stentorian as he for justice called,
And, with the help of Stewart, the railroad tools be-mauled.
But there was ne'er a Taylor nor a Collins to bo found '
'Mongst the fourteen indept ndents who bo stoutly held their ground,
Though the corporation boodlers hunted high and low, 'tis told,
For one who'd swap his manhood for a paltry sum of gold.
There were fourteen independents who no compromise would brook,
Who would fight out on that line if it all the summer took.
Thfre were fourteen independents who held the banner high
And called aloud for justice till their voices reached the sky.
But not alone the fourteen Btood the people to defend, f
Four other true and honest men stood with them to the end.
Two republicans remembered their party 's old-time creed,
They remembered how in years gone by the negro slave was freed.
Then to mr.ke Nebraska tollers from corrate bondage free
Brave Clarke and Everett voted for "Houseltoli 33."
And Hale and Thompson, democrats, true to their party naue,
Stood by the great plain people and voted for the same.
The eighteen noble senators deserve the love and praise,
Of patriotic sons of toil through all the coming days.
On Nebraska's "roll of honor" thtir names will be inscribed
As men who by the railroad power could not be cowed or bribed.
In every true and loyal heart their names will bo enshlned.
The momory of their work will reBt in eyery noble mind.
All hail this small yet dauatless band, their honor's glorious sheen!
All hail the incorruptible, the true, and brave eighteen!,
Their valor and integrity are boundless as the sea;
A spartan band, they won the fight for ''House Hole 33;'
April 24 is the date set for the begin
ning of the great impeachment trial
It may last several months.
Tha impeachment committee held a
meeting on luesaay. ah memoers
were present. They think the case is
in good shape. They will meet again
The attorneys are confidently of the
opinion tha the court must decide '.hat
it has lurlBdictioii to try tne cases oi
the ex-officers as well as the present
Gen. Leese has filed his answer to
the charges asainst bim, and it looks
like a complete refutation of all the
charges. He is taking a manly course
in getting ready to vindicate nimseu
without taking any advantrge of legal
Tom Bonton Is following Hill's ex
ample. He says he's out of office, and
hence can't be impeached for tho devil
ment he did while auditor. He knows
very well that if his case is tried he
will ba convicted, and perhaps landed
behind the bars in tho eud.
Attorney Snoll of Lincoln ha been
emplojed by tho committee to assist the
regular attorneys in collecting and
arranging tho evldenco. He i a gi od
man for the place Ho was county
attorney at the time tha grand jury
found the indictment against Dargun,
Lauer&Co., ami is familiar with tho
Kx-Treasurer Hill I one of the men
who l ned a tetter to the joint con
vention demanding that h m given a
chanee to vlndicaio himself beforo the
protr tribunal, eta. Now ho 1 doing
all la hi power to have hi ea i uU-tt
out of court on thn ground that ho i
cut of office. Ho U not o anxUam for
trial an he. wax.
Thu attorney for the aveu il tat
officer wer very anxlou to got hold of
tho testimony taken by lh w it houo
cotunitlteo. Tim hou) panned aratviiion
auihorUinjl thu rhU I clei k ionpretd thu
teatlinoiy on the record but forh t
Mm to uiak0 It public. It I now n il
abty rejorted that he allowed th attor
rey for tha tat oRUim to copy nearly
alt Ike tentlruouy. Thl U a ry
damaging vhargo agalaat eUrk John
on, U M. I.mrrton ha lro employed
a tt of tii regular attorn?) a in th
c. TU rv tn to tivi b n a m U
utvlt rtitmitr In regard to l.amUt rt
! appointment, it wiu olio ol tlt
lhrv attorney or!-;!! aplnwd
Then just before the session closed,
Watson announced that he could not be
present at the opening of the trial, and
aked to have Pound substituted,
whether temporarily or permanently
was not stated. Hence the committee
have decided to employ boih.
How They Prayed.
The following is tbe prayer which
the Gage county delegation in the leg
islature said (or should have said if
they didn't) every evening before they
went to bed during the session of the
0:ir most gracious parent, the B. A
M. railroad, we humbly bow to thy will.
Thou knowest that we adore thy name.
Give us tho passes thou seost we need.
Remember us for our wants are great
Remember us and our families. Paw
us all to the World's Fair in thy pri
vate car so that we may Ihe wonders
of the world.
Also give us of thy cho'ceet wines
and havanas, for thou knowest we are
thv faithful children who love to do thv
Thy rights arc greater than the peo
ple' right, ltemember us as we have
One more gracious dispenser of paa
cp. remember us, and in two years wo
will come up again to icre thee, if we
r an fool the people with fclop and prom
le. O, keep u from all harm and when
tlonn with us pa uahome.
The for we a-k In tho name of
tha It. k M. railroad, Amen,
t Well, Nib., G.F.K.
You don't know how valuable your
Inven' hn may be until ou have ecur
ed the advice of om patent expert
Without doubt tho niot experienxd
fi'm In thUlireof hutineM i buea A
Co., lUo liitilding, Omaha, Neb., wboao
notien you will et in another column.
It will i'ot you nothing for advlee. a
no f 1 i-hargtd until patent t
t il lt d
Geo, Natt'rman V Co
wagon. bU-der, aut
farm tittplrmwr t WVll um you right
.11 Hotttlt Math M , l.iueotn
ST. JOSEPH BUGGY CO.
St. Jeeph H 'giry Co. Carriage and
ti-'tVWa at lowtt pfUvi, ( aa!egue
and prie lt fr, Cth ami MeManta
M rt. Joe. Ma.
Hiit nb fr I in Am i I NbirtN'
Little Boyi and Girls Overworked and
OSIUB AWD CRIMINAL BREEDING
The Future Men aud Women of Amer
lea Dwarfed In tha Treadmill of Com
mercial Life They art 8!ave
and Help to Faaten Chains on
The senate Judiciary committee of the
New York legislature gave a public
"hearing" on the Saxon bill for the regu
lati"n of the employment of women and
children in mercantile establishments,
and addresses pro and con were mad.
Mis Woodbridge, of New York city fav
ored the bill, and In tbe course of her
epe ch made use of the following inter
Visit our charitable Institutions, our
police stations, our lodging houses, and
learn how many women depend upon
them for shelter; women who are out of
work, respectable women, not tramps nor
beggars. Upward f 15,000 women
lndpf A in our station houses last year
Seven institutions gave 1,000,000 meals.
Eight lodging houses sheltered 145,000
people. Over 800,000 enses were treated
in our dispensaries In New York c ty last
vear. About n.uuu.uuu was rpeni jasi
vear In nubile charities. Our almshouse
at "Black well'a Island sheltered 8,941
f women, many of whom were willing and
capable of working If the opportunity
were eiven them. These people do not
as a rule accept charity because they
prefer it, but because they are obliged to
It U not women alone who are affected
by the employment of young girls and
boys. Men are belog rapidly driven out
of their positions. Every year notes an
increase In the number of young girls as
saleswomen and a proportionate decrease
of talesmen. There are many nun em
ployed as salesmen In New York city on
a t alary f $8 per week; men who have
families depending upon them. Except
in heavy dry goods and the departments
of men's wear there are few men em
ployed In dry goods houses save as floor
walkers and superintendents. The result
is that the few who remain are, together
with the women and children, simply
slaves. What are they who have no say
m to what they shall receive for their
labor and how long they shall work but
There are in New Y7ork city about 20,-
000 children employed as cash and stock
girls and boys. Of these fully 5,000 are
under 14 years of age. The work re
quired of them is more arduous than
that of the majority of men. The cease
less running to and fro through the
crowded shfp?, the climbing of long
flights of stalra bearing heavy burdens,
the Bhirp rebuke If their tired feet lag,
the long, weary hour, are enough to
break the strongest constitution. The-e
children work from early morning until
Into at night during the busy season, and
In tome shops they are obliged to remain
after hours to sweep. In other thay are
not allowed to leave tie room after 0 a.
m., not even for lunch. They are fined
for tardlneca and all mistake, and it
often occur when Saturday comes that
the full amount of the week' pay i
withheld for floe lmjxne 1.
The averg nlary of cah girl aud
lmjlibutllt0per week in thl lte.
1 here ar thtldren employed In thl
at for 75 cent per week. Tt argn
tnrnt ha beeu mad that the children
help to t"pport fmlile, but thl b
rome lUlh ai m when Ih amount re
reived l known. On dollar and Uty
cent frr week will nt pay f r ll raw
material wttle a henlthy rhtld should
Ano'h-r ta'ement ha t m U that
tttra children are enipl yed bf uw of
the lienevi lnr of th reii hnl rather
thoit Ucauta they ara deMrtkble, tut M
f4 a poiti) men &auta ar dtwnig
wltk c4tt girl and tuUt'luttug iu-
rattle i rrlr, Tha trait I that tha
t'trl ara employ"! bu they work for
low W4gea and rat t dlpued with at
I he ci)vett!ene of tha men tunl
The)ouD girls and cli!!lrc t a
The government own
ership of railroads and
That freight ratet it
Nebraska be reduced tr.
a level with those ' ia
force In Iowa.
The building by the
national government of
a great trunk line from
North I)kot& to the
Golf of Mexico.
menance to all wage earners, a well as
to tbe manufacturer and producer. Tha
time ha come when we must be Inlt'ated
Into a different school of economy than
hat of the past if we would be prosper
us, and It la' incomprehensible that we
are so blind to tbe fact. The question of
the prosperity of tbe individual and tha
nation depends not upon how little peo
ple can exist, but how fast we can adapt
ourselves to the luxurie which Inven
tion makes possible to us. The invention
of labor saving machinery has made it
possible to produce not more than people
need, but more than they have money to
pay for. At present the average wage
of all employed at mechanical Industries
in this country Is but f 6 per week. With
our 65,000,000 people we purchase but
$480,000 worth of clothing, or 17 yearly
for each person. The sum spent In bread
amounts to but f 4 60 yearly to each per
son. Does tins mean rnai an nave sum
cient bread and clothing? Not at all.
Saturday night usually finds the work
ing man In debt for his Sunday dinner.
Trust are formed to prevent the pro
duction of more than peonle can boy,
not because it Is possible to supply mora
than people need. If the working peo
ple has a fourfold increase in wages, It
would only mean a proportionate in
crease in trade to the merchant.
The only way to remedy It Is to shorten
tin hours of labor and to take our young
people out of shop and factory and force
them Into schools where they can be edo-
rated to that higher standard of living
which Is necessary for the prosperity c'
our nation, and Into the kitchen, where
they may learn the household dutiea bo
necessary to and so neglected by oar
Perhaps no stronger argument can be
used In favor of this measure than tbe
fact that the number of unemployed
adults in this couutry about equals the
number of children under 16 years who
are employed. New York World.
Without check or restraint the army
of monopoly moves steadily forward.
It regards neither statutory law nor
public sentiment. The fact that for
three years there haa been a general
law against trusts and combinations
has no terror for it. The most recent
addition to the force of monopoly is the ,
rubber trust, the organization of which
was planned some time ago, but has
only just been completed. It is said
to Include all the rubber manu- ;
facturing concerns lncthi. country and
Its first step is to advance prices of all
kinds of rubber goods. Pursuing the
course of all such combinations, buyers .
from the manufacturers are compelled
by contract to sell at the figures dictat
ed by the trust The existence of the .
monopoly will at once be realized by
every purchaser df rubber goods. Every
wearer of rubber boots and shoes must
now pay tribute to the combine Oma
SIIOULO HE IN EVKKT .HOUSEHOLD.
A Few Teattmonials From Council
We, the undersigned have tested tho
Ezcclsicr Home Bakerand Boaster on
a recent bunting trip and pronounce it
to be superb for roasting ducks etc.,
giving the meat a flavor entirely un
known before. We cannot speak in too
high term of the mrit cf the pan.
8. Farnsworth, ex-Pres. F. N. Bank.
11. D. Uarle, wholesale druggist.
A. Iienthlm, cashier C. . 8. H.
J. W. Pert goy, whole sale cigars.
H. II. YanKrunt, wholesale impll
We desire to attract the attention of
our readers to this valuable Baker and
Roaster which we cannot speak to high
ly of. This pan Is needed just as much
fur baking jurinwes as for roasting.
Any closed paa I nuperlor to an open
ono becauae the cover protect from
heat, but unless a pan ia cloned tight
the iem will ei-capo. The KxoeUior
Homo Maker and ltoatter U the only
pan which U perfectly tight. Tha prin
ciple of thl pan I to do away with the
roasting, and to tearn the meat or bread
eto., bHore it get baked. The pro
cess is quicker and luoro tfftH'tive a
the meat or bread I duno Utforo it
brown over and It doe not dry out
like to an open pan. Your meat or
bread cannot get burned becau It i
eovelii.'d in ateam all the time..
Every family should have one of the
vatua'iie mat, See cut of pan In an
other comma write lor circular
price. Crurl KhulthlM, Juanufar
turvr, 40 N. Main U Council Bluff,
Lost ei 8trayd.
One ISlaekCott, thm year old, 13
band high, r'-iur whlU fet. Are
ward will U imld for It return to K.
G, Aukeruian, Normal, Nh
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