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TI1K ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
ThJ-fcJ Hiiva a Penitentiary Sing Same as
Hebraska Its Modus Opsr-
SOME G.O P. EOTTESHESS EXPOSED-
r ropuiist secretary oi aiaie, usuuim,
Makes Some Startling Exposures,
and Promises More,
Corruption In Kansas.
The populists of Kansas are begin
ning to emulate the example of their
' Nebraska brethren. They are finding
out Bome of the devilment practiced by
their Bill Dorgans, Dan Lauers, etc.
The exposures thus far made bear a
striking general resemblance to those
lately made here in Nebraska.
Populist secretary of state has issued
the following whiclA will explain itself:
"The corruption of the late republi
can administration', is something won
derful. I have great faith in the hon
esty ot the people, but the people have
never had an opportunity of knowing
the rottenness and! corruption or some
of their leaders. Ve are just begin
ning to unearth th'e rascality and dis
honesty of some of (them, and will soon
have in shape for the public a full ac
count of the scandalous practices which
have for years bean covered up.
Lnn&n U. Humphrey, Bill Higgins,
G,y Leland f -d others of their gang are
now at the jnitentiary, and have been
' there for weeks, boarding there, trying
to cover up their crookedness, but it
can't be covered u,). Cy Leland has for
years been supplying Doniphan county
witn coal irom me suite penitentiary
mines. The c al is billed to him as
slack at $2 or $3 a car, or jur. enough
to pay for loading it, and he in turn
sold it to Doniphan county for first
class coal, and supplied all tne county j
institutions with fuel in this manner, j
This was first class coal, but he b jught
it from the state as slack. TMa has
been going on for years.
We have positive proof that all the
state officers were supplied with coal
from the penitentiary mines. It was
brought in car load lots and delivered
to their homes, placed in their coal
houses and never cost them a cent.
Another piece of crookedness is the
way the mining at the penitentiary has
been done. The records of tie instit i-
tion upon careful investigation show
j - that for years all the coil mined by the
convicts has been mined on coal p rounds
owned bv the Santa Fe. and the railroad
has received a royalty on every bushel
mined, which has been paid over to the
comnanv every three months. The
state has just as good coal grounds of
its own, but the Santa Fe had to be
taken care of.
We have positive information that
almost any number of houses have been
built in Leavenworth of material from
the penitentiary; and that convicts did
the most of the work, and yet the state
never received one Qont of compensa
tion for any of this. I might go on
and tell you about any amount of
crookedness, but I won't now, but let
the public be prepared for exposures
for they will come now soon, and it
will go hard with some people,"
Two Ex-Nebraska Farmers Write
From tbe Land of Itooners.
Oklahoma City, April 19 1893.
Editor Alliance Independdnt,
Our city election has passed and left us
two councilmen which were badly need
ed as corruption has been the rule here
ever since t his place has had an ex
istence. They just negotiated $17,500
of sewer bonds. They first correspond
i with a number of eastern firms to
bee just the kind of bond that would
suit them. They were informed that
nothing but a gold bjnd would be ac
cepted and for them a premium of
six hundred dollars would be paid.
The committee accepted the offer at
once. Score one for Shylock. Now
the contract is let for the sewers and
the contractors give it out cold that
they will pay for the labor In city
scrip and this scrip will be discounted
from 10 to 20 per cent and in all prob
ability the contractor will furnish the
money to discount them. Thus are
the people robbed. There are a good
many Independents here but they are
totalv unorganized owing to some
of the party forcing
obieotionable timber upon them last!
fall. But there are some able advo
cates of the cause, here notably, J. N
Harvey and M. Streeter. They are
making a good paper and the time is
soon here when the people will resent
such actions as last year. May God
speed the time.
send me a few sample copies of your
paper and blanks, I think I can send
you some subscribers, will send you
one of J. II. Harvey's certificates of
production. Send your opinion ot them
or comment oa them. Your for the
T. B. McBridk.
Watinoa, Okla., May 2, 18U3.
Sine i leaving Merrick county I have
been taking your valuable paper regu
larly. I am rejoiced at the manner In
which tbe legislature dm shown up the
state oRlcon' stealings. It shows where
the tax payers' hard earned dollars
have bi-en going. I wonder if the G
O. r.wlli stand by the rotten ring la
1 was utucB nurpriiMXi at the manner
Brother J. M. Thomdson baa botrayed
Urn trust and confidence of th alliance
Kiplo. It makes us think we don't
h'to trust. But our cause U
crand and bound to win In spite of
traitor tsJ oonnlraUrs.
There will be ft ihfvklng of dry hont
la Oklahoma bv the neit election. The
people's party Is gaining. Alliances are
being orgaaWetf. iat la this county.
Your for hut loo.
O. W. CUAVKM.
1UUKF NEWS NOTES.
lBterealit Items Cleaned from
People's Party Exchangee.
Auburn Maine has decided in favor
of owning its own water works.
The labor unions of Germany have
gained 73,000 members in the last
Frof. Felix L. Oswald preiicts this
country will have 300,000.000 inhabi
tants In mvi.
Ashtabula has voted f l."0.000 with
which to establish a municipal elec
tric light plant.
Senator Allen has been honored by
having a new precinct in Pierce county
named after him.
An electric railway will be built be
tween Baltimore and Washington,
Lewis county, Washington, has 30
Sub-Alliances in a flourishing condi
tion.. Spokane county 47.
There is to be a trust on fish. The
Salmon trust has been organized, The
trusts are after land and sea.
Chas. N. Hunt, a lending lawyer of
Minneapolis, will torsake his profes
sion to become an evangelist.
According to recent census bulle
tins one half the farms aid homes of
Massachusetts are mortgaged.
The city of Seattle Washington owns
Its own water works which yield It a
handsome revenue each month.
John Sherman Bays the republican
party is dead. Great heavens! don't
let him get into the people's party.
Dr.-Frank S. Billing, before leaving
for Chicago, presented the State uni
versity with his library of 1,400 vol
umes. The Pennsylvania road will put on a
"flyor." making the time between
New York and Chicago in nineteen
The students of- the Iowa Wesleyan
University have challenged the
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Twenty thousand fish, part of the
Wisconsin exhibit at the World's Fair,
escaped through the carelessness of an
St. Louis Democrat says Cleveland
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cial policy which he inherited from
Vnir flint. Pafcrfolr V.aan Via heen
ordered home to Nebraska, peace may
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Senator Gordon, and Hoke Smith
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Now let lwuam eamms ana i oa vis-
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The whip trust has a capital of 13,
000,000 and the manufacturers of wood
working machlnsry have a trusi wun
Under South Carolina's new liquor
law there will only be forty-six
saloons in the state, but they wm ao
a rushing business.
The Texas populists have started a
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000 capital and there Is a good pros
pect of it being ft suct-ss.
Kmerononco said: "Kery reform
was once a private opinion, and when It
shall be n private opinion again, it will
will solve the problem oi me ago.
Jamestown. New loric owns its own
electric light works and Harrlaonvllle,
Mo., and hverett and .Need ham, Ms
have voW to own their own works.
IJ hon Spalding ol Peorl thinks tbe
Christian niloLure, by closing the
World's Fair fsimUys, will loe the
tntiuc-o.ee they now possess over work
The senate roiumlttee on territories
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dttlon vi the four terrltorltes now
knockloif for aJuV.!ou to the Union
csrly in July,
There ftre 4,tlM'U farmers h the
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they have ten people's party membei s
of congress to thank for the passage
of tie car coupler bill.
Honduras has agreed to house and
protect the Louisiana state lottery for a
period of fifty years. As its present
charter expires Jan., 1, 1894, it will re
main in Louisiana until that time.
Thomas H. Benton It was who. said:
"The government ought not to, dele
crate this power (to issue money) if it
could. It is too great a power to oe
trusted to any banking business what
ever." Owinsrtothe "beneficent effects of
the McKInley bill" 20,000 tons more of
tin was shipped to this country last
year than the year before. So much
for protection. Who paid the increas
D. A. Houseman, a Danbury collec
tor of Americana, lately come upon a
pewter cup bearing on its front a crest
and the inscription "George Washing
ton, 1779" and evidently used as a
London England has established a
municipal lodging house with a rate
of ten cents for every twenty-four
hours, and Glasgow has seven such
houses. Massachusetts legislature is
investigating the business.
The man who hung up private lams
by the thumbs, Col, Streeter, was in
dicted recently on four counts, one of
which is for being oa a big drunk at
Washington. Why don't tbe press
dispatches talk about it?
The people's party in California
shows more life than in any other state
of the Union at this time. Thousands
of men who opposed the cause in the
November election are working teeth
and nail for the new party now.
It Is gratifying to observe that the
failures which are dally increasing in
number are confined to communities
which have acquiesced in the demone
tization of half of the money which
formerly circulated among the people.
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mAntiOfl thtrl Winer.)
Secretary Morton is rarely seen on
the streets except in a carriage, but it
is Vice President Stevenson's custom
to walk to the capital, and he may
usually be found any day in some hotel
lobby mingling with the "plain" peo
ple. San Diego voted nine to one in favor
of issuing $((63,000 In bonds for water
works. The service is now in the
hands of a private company, which the
city will buy if It can be secured at a
fair price, otherwise new works will be
Deacon Nelson Johnson, colored,
while exhortinar lu a pulpit at New
York, dropoed dead . The superstitious
negroes thought his death a visitation
of God. The police reserves hud to be
called out to take tho body from the
It was Thomas Jefferson who de
clared that: "I believe that banking
institutions are moro dangerous te our
liberties than standing armies. Al
ready they have raised up a money
aristocracy that has set the govern
ment at uctlance."
Secretary Carllslo proposes to look
closer into national bank affairs. In
order, if poaalble, to prevent such dis
honesty as wai snown in the ans.rs oi
the banks which recently failed In
Boston. l'MtmlelnhU and Nashville.
Congress will be ankid to give the bank
examiner more ower.
The Ventura L'nlt says Santa Cms
has tried the exivrlatent ot municipal
water woiks, and the result has bu n
that the rates charged for the water
are from 40 to ( vr ent lets than
thiwe charged by the private company.
The l'nlt urges tbe poople of Ventura
to do llkewiao, predicting equally bene
ficial rvsulu to them.
l'rv!Jont Mclarny of tbe organ
isation formed for tbe ourpose of eu
furving Sunday Ui wont to Home
stead and found 3"0 men at work tn the
!.; I mill. K that mong the
first to In proMscute! will be the t erne
gitti. It is proposed to proMMute toll
colle'tort on bridges and ewr prott
ogagvtl In woridiy eniploymeot on
Tbe salary and ! rwelnnl by
our mlnUur at Umdon ainouaied, lat
year, t 1,4 PU h'o wonJor the om
man-place title ,'.ltnlter,, Is Uu(-
Orient and these political pings must
now be 4,Fmbassdorsn who are "per
sonal representatives of the sovereign"
at the foreign courU. We, indeed, are
a plain common people who believe in
The queerest railway train seen in
many long years drew out of the Penn
sylvania depot amid the cheers of a
big crowd of curtousity-seekera. The
train consisted of engine No , 1 of the
Pennsylvania railway and cara Nos., 3
and 5. This engine is the first railway
locomotive ever used on this side of
the Atlantic. It Is called "John
Bull." and started to puff its way lab-
orously to the Wprld's Fair, where It
will be an object of great interest to
thousands of observers.
Signs of Prosperity.
An ex-republlcan writes to the
Thayer County Mall as follows about
the mortgage records:
Here is the record for tne month of
No., of farm mortgages filed 84; ,
Amount involved, $125,403.70.
No., released 89.
No., of city mortgages filed 13.
No., released 11.
Chattel mortgages filed, 165.
No., released 90.
Amount, 22,3:t0 82.
Total amount of mortgages filed
Total amount of mortgages released,
Total Increase in March $55 370.29.
So we see from the above figures, taken
from the official record kept by tho
county clerk that the increase m farm
mortgage indebtedness alone for only
one month is $55,039. S0 Wo learned
also from a further examination that
the farm mortgage indebetedness had
increased U this country every month
except one (Jan., 1892) since the law
went into effect which was Juno 1st,
11)1. We found that the farm mort
traze indebtedness for tho year 1H92
had increased $276, 526.55. We found
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one to five t-iirurs: or I would amoke
lortv nine of tobacco, liuve chewed
for twentv llve yearn, and two packuges
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Tablets but three days he quit drtnklnfr,
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my part. W. I iOTiUAi.
that the total Increase of all three
classes for tbe year 1892 amounting to
the snug little sum of 1372,2110.43 and
Ptill readers of the Omaha lice are
caused to believe that this class of in
debtedness is rapidy decreasing. Will
some one be so kind as to tell us wby
these debts are increasing and how to
turn the tide the other way?
A New Recruit.
I want to use enough space in your
columns to declare my political inde'
Dendence. I am an old soldier, I cast
my first vote for Abraham Lincoln, and
have been whooping it up for the re
nutiltaan nartv ever 6ince. But I have
been cettW some lleht. I have made
up my mind to cease belonging to a
party and have some politics of my
own" There arrears to be no more
than a straw's difference between tho
two old oartles. I have concluded to
enlist in the people's party for "three
vears or the war." 1 hopo to make my
vote count for the election ot a poopls's
Yours for a change,
Lincoln, Neb. B. KiLtY.
Call on Geo. Nattermaa & Co. for
rarrlai'cs. wa irons, binders, and ail
farm Implements. We'll use you right
213 South Ninth St., Lincoln.
Barber At Fowler have some of the
eheiiiN-si uroovrtv In Lincoln for sale.
' If vou have a chI. clear farm and
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want io eel l.iutoin iroi'rj, wnw.
and they will find you nrst-class deal
liAKiiEK run i. a it.
!b nro 10, KM I O Street.
farm fur Hale.
UA) acres 4 BiUes north of Alliance
Box Butte county Neb, 0 acree la
cultivation. Nl fti'ree fenced, sod houxo
and barn, two wnils. Will give HMee
ton at once, rrloe l" Ier a re.
m hem o mi!ee north of Alliance.
40 arr tn cultivation, all tillable.
I'rice I'.iw per a re. There can be
other land bought adjoining these If
dualred. f tr further partioutara
dicte, I'. ! KLl.
Vou will gt treeh and pure mhhIs at
(irlswolds, 140 booth HlownVh street.
OBTAIN CHICAGO PEICE3 FOR ALL Y0UB
Th war te do this la te shtp your Butter. Poultry, Eggs, Veal. Hay, Craln,
Wool, Hidee.lBeans, Broom Corn, Croon and Dried Fruits, Vegetable, or
aayiaiof you have to us. The fact tbat yon
for years Is no reaaon that yon should continue
niakea specialty of reeelvlnf shtjments direct from FARMERS AND PRODUCERS,
and prebably have the largest trade in this war of aay house In this market. Whilst yee
are look! af around for the cbapest market tamrbich to buy your goods, and thus economising-
la that way. It will certainly pay vou to inve some attenUon to the best and most pro&t
able way of diapestng of your produce. We Invite eorrespocdence from INDIVIDUALS,
ALLIANCES, CLUBS, aadall organisations who desire to ship their preduoe direct te
this market If requested, we will send you free er ebarge oar eaiiy market report, sup
ping directions and such information as will be of service to you. If yen contemplate ship
ping. When so requested proceeds for shipments will be deposited to the credit of the ship
per with any wholesale house In Chicago. Let as hear fromyou, 47-et
SuzniERS Morrison & Co.,
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 174
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INSURES ONIY FARM PROPERTY
P AIMERS, we invite your attention to the Farmers Mutual Insurance
Company of Nebraska, If you are in want of Insurance you can not
afford to insure in any other company, and if you do not want insurance
now, write and get a copy of our By-laws
are doing anyway,
Komember we are for Farmers only.
principal orrif E,
Koom 407 Brace Uullcllng.
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CORNER THIRTEENTH AND U STREET LINCOLN, NEB.
Three blocks from Capitol building. Llncola'a neweat, i,
up-towa hoM. Klghty eew rtHm Just copleW, lac Ming larr. mmlttee
rooms, roakiag 150 room la alU if A. I uOO EH SU.N. I ropr
aay bava been selling these article at aoiaa
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w. b. LlNtl., Seer.
A. GRSENAMYR&1. Trees.
and Constitution and learn what wt
III I.TH enroll I D F. O V fJOI.D Tubiwa
t 111 twin pleti-ly Umrtroy lb tlfilr tut Toloro
iiurnilma, rauui no icknitw, nl may Im
Klveii In a cup of few or com-., wuhoih urn
k now iHlue of Hie plw t. w lio w I" vol u nurll r
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Tipe, etc. Tin Roofing, and anything
C. M. LOOMIS.
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