The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894, May 25, 1893, Image 1

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The Alliance-Independent
The Alliance-Independent
U lbs bet-
Adverttslng medium
In the west It is especi
ally valuable as a means
of reaching: the farmers.
Its circulation is as large
In Nebraska as the cir
culation of all the "farm
Jocrnals" combined.
Give The AllianCk
iNDEPENDKNT a trial If
you want good results.
The Impeachment of Allen, Humphrey
and Hastings Given to the
Court for Decision-
A Review of the Testimony Given in
Defense of the Sute Officer. Noth
ing but Flimsy Pretexts.
Predictions as to the Result.
The trial of Allen Humphrey and
Hastings unier articles of impeachment
- adopted by the legislature ended Wed
nesday afternoon. There was scarcely
anything new in the developments of
the last week, and very little popular
interest has been shown. ,
In defending the impeached state
. officers, their attorneys have also under
taken the stupendous task of defending
the whole gang of boodlors who are
now under indictment for robbing the
state. They have tried to show that
there has been nothing crooked in Bill
Dorgan's methods in connection with
the cell house, that Betts and Weaver.
John Dorgan, - Sewell & Co., have all
acted honestly, and never robbed the
. .. state in coal uad flour deals. No doubt
if the cattle steals had been brought
into the case they would be defending
Hubbard, and very likely if the Capital
National Bank failure had been brought
in (as it should have been) they would
. have offered satisfactory explanations
for everything Mosher did.
The impeached officers and their
deputies have gone on the stand and
done their best to show that Allen,
Humphrey and Hastings had so much
to do as members of the various boards
that they could not possibly have time
to investigate such things as vouchers
for coal, flour etc. But the following
facts brought cat in evidence knock all
the force out of this defense:
1. There are from twenty-five to
thirty deputies and clerks employed all
the time to assist these officers, who in
fact do nearly all the actual work of
the offices In fact they have had more
assistance in proportion to the amount
of work than any of their predecessors.
2. Their office hours are from 9 to 12
in the forenoon, and from 1 to 4 in the
afternoon or six hours per pay while
the farmers, laborers and business men
of tbe state who pay the taxes which
hw -e been squandered work from ten to
sixi n hours per day.
3. These officers have found time to
do a great deal of private business, and
often been away from the state house
for days at a time.
In view of such facts the plea of over
work falls to the ground as absolutely
They have also tried to show that
thoy have only followed the precedents
. set by other siato officers who served
, before them. This plea is worthies,
because tho fact that their predecessors
failed to do their duty is no for
the present state officers.
They also clai-n that just before they
went into their offices Governor Thajer
in bis measaee highly commended the
men who had been ooodling tbe vtate
at the- asylum, and they took his word
(or it that the members of lhe "Lincoln
g" were all models of honesty and
riatmss OP EXPKRTS.
The defense put on the stand four
expert architects named It ilndorf,
Grant, I'iaher and Coot who gave
tl mates of the eot of the cell-house
that were alronwt IdentUal the htgheat
Wing i:w.5il and tbe lowvi $3.'.$W.
" Their testimony showed that in making
thcie eatlmataa they had alt worked on
the aaro theory atd Bgurvd front the
same laaia. 'I hey flg ur4 th coat of
tone an t other material at two or three
lime what It actually nut. u! a
Ittwral allowance for olan and sproid
ration which coat iWgan almost nolo
log au4 lov4 a big salary for Uo
svitritendnt, whit Ikwgaa in fact
oely o K) per niontV Ttwy floured
) thing at th top-aoU-h, ana tok
th claims if IKirgaa a4 other la
UtiUd la tb defie tr a b-wl.
)Vr example: 1 hey 8gur4 dlmen
Uhi iIom at 3 and 3u hiU mSU h only
cot Hit vrau; ru'bU Vat It) to 11
et tthtt-h only oot 1 to II coat-,
Uur at .'ti itnu aa hour wbkh only
eot II tJ ivr dj; aad rjtlsg l
la i rtua.
TkM Uou ra brvigKt out ta th
en eiamtrat oa and maU thlr kill
Bjony raulkUy won !:
IIajihry. At!a and Hstlags west
a th itaad U ttielroM'ffM. T
at far auhataattatly lh a tll
sooay. They said tay Riplvy4 lKf
trn because they koew him to be a
good business mm, and because he
understood how to work the oooviots
thus confessing that they endorsed tbe
violation of the spirit of the law which
required the employment of free labor.
They acknowledged that tbey approved
of Dorgaa paving $1.00 for convicts
while other employers only paid 40
cents. They took Dorgan's word for
almost everything and advanced m jDey
to him long before it was needed for
actual expenditure. They acknowledg
ed that each of them used 1125.00 out of
the cell-house fund on a trip to inspect
prisons, notwithstanding the fact that
there is a regular appropriation for
traveling expenditures for state officers;
that they kept no account of their ex
penses on tbe trip; that tbey gave the
warden $200 to pay bis expenses to a
prison congress; that they bad approved
all the voucners for coal and Hour for
the asylum without ever making any
investigation or hating their suspicions
aroused. For all thete things and a
great many others they tried to justify
their conduct on a variety of pretexts.
They even went so far as to claim credit
for having order sd an investigation last
fall after Rewick's exposure and having
called for the grand jury Investigation,
when it is a well known fact that tbey
were virtually forced to do bjth by
Governor Boyd. .
Finally on Thursday at 3 p. ro. the
testimony was all in. The court had
already announced that tho lawyers on
each side would be allowed four hours.
The time alloted to the prosecution was
divided between Judge Doane and Mr.
Laubertson. Attorney Greene filed a
brief of thirty pages which is a very
able and exhaustive review of the case.
Doane made the opening speeob, and
it wai a very able presentation of tbe
case,. He handled the impeached offlr
oers without gloves. The following is
a partial report of his speech:
At 8 o'clock Judge Doane opened the
argument for the state. He divided
the aharges into four bundles. First,
want of diligence in disbursing the cell
bouse fund: second, wilful appropria
tion of $500 of that fund by respondents
to their own use ;third, appropriating $200
of the same fund to the use of the
warden and chaplain ; fourth, want of
care in disbursing asylum funds.
An officer taking the oath of office
cannot plead pressure of business, but
he must perform duties prescribed by
the constitution.
The duties of the board of publio
lands and buildings as defined in the
statutes were read in full to show that
members thereof are responsible for
proper disbursement of funds, and that
If accounts are exorbitant or incorrect
they shall not be approved.
The board is created for the specific
purpose of examining and auditing ac
counts, and if it neglects its duty, and
the responsibility is thrown on some one
else, there is no other body or person
who can be made to answer. If respon
dents can throw themselves back on
their good faith then the state can bo
defrauded with impunity and all appro
priations diverted. '
If they neglect their duty they aro
liable to impeachment
Judge Doane proceeded to touch on
the sacredness of the public treasury,
and declared the American people were
becoming entirely too lax, and the fail
ing that one can steal from the ttate
and go unpunished was too common.
What have the respondents done! They
have depended on some one else lu vi ry
instance, they have depended on tho
superintendent, the superintendent de
pended on others and so on dgwn the
line. They hare not ferformed their
duties and in evry can they say, "oh,
we intended it all in good fjuth. '
It is not plvasant to spuak of their
acta and is not a duty one would volun
tarily perform, but what Is l f t but to
condemn them in unmuwuml te rut
Dorgan's very first act was to write
to Zoolt and receive price on stone, 14
cents being tbe largvst, although tha
other side may deny this and aay it ha
not been proven. 1 hen w Iiorgan
iMgotiating tai tlie K & M ofilc at
Omaha with Mr. At wood. Thtn At
woott furnishes Um at 3A tnts
whivU ha was srUltig at 19 e.-iU, anl
It ma? Stft lx aMuming too taurh to
say that Dorgan dot not Wt all tha
rrufll go into Atwood's pot ket And
th board a'kv4 Ik tiling to gn on
la violativu of lb out prvtW4 tgr
Not cudr dt Urra dofraud In the
matter of lab, but ! i.W l ir
$300 In u (Miring two butUr for IM
banrfit of tit triaoq coairat-fc. If
al wa ue44 fruot tan butWrs UuJftvr
m eotni414 uu4ar hi cvutiavt to
furntsti it.
For th purpuM of alhn h
aiHuuat of tunnay t (waded In tba )
ova very wllhag Him kf
WAe4Ual $1.0UU rotUf umUrial
wwl4 ruiii after tKa toiUiaf U
(Instead. Why was lKra aiWwa4 to
aU um oaMrtal la Urn tai(aUry
y y4 wKka waa aavat kt t u4t m
U Wvaaaa tkgan a swlUug a "tat
T" ot a lU Ho4t front (HtKaaaat
Hut the atoat serious arg la
rgar4 l Um tU kouaa frtn.l
was lH apiwutw of J
ftir v on a )oa4 If.
Hi staUt waat4 that to 4 Ua ta
Uautator wnaUI ha apprvpristad It
W tba LasvaUklui M MU, lla
law officer advised them to do ft, antf
had the effrontery to say on to stand
that he eanctioned the taking of money
appropriated for a specific purpose. .
This larceny, for it can b called noth
ing else, was perpetrated, it u, to bs
presumed, on that fund because they
bad a pliant tool in Durgan ; that they
could give the wink and he would shell
On Wednesday morning attorney Hay
ward of Nebraska City spoke for two
hours in defense of tbe state officers,
making an able effort from his stand
point. He laid especial stress on two
points: (1) That the legislative pro
ceedings in regard to impeachment
were incomplete and irregular; (2)
That the state officers were over -worked
John L. Webster followed him. He
referred to tho state officers a great
noble-hearted honest fellows, and to
the men who have unearthed the ay
lum and cell house steals as dealers In
"ehime." He ridiculed and be-littled
the articles of impeachment and the
testimony. At noon he had not finish
ed. He will be followed by Mr. Lam
bertson in a two hour's closing speech. '
The court will probably decide the
question of jurisdiction in the case of
Benton and Hill tomorrow, The final
decision in tbe case of Allen, Hastings
and Humphrey will probably not be
handed down for a week or more. ,
Many persons who have watched the
trial predict that the court will be divi
ded in its iudgment. They think Max
well will be for conviction and Post for
acquittal. This will leave tho matter
for JSorval to decide.
Threa MUtourl Toatmaitteri Removed on
That Charge.
TVaskingtOs, May 24 Congressmen
are beginning to urge offensive parti
sanship charges very freely to escape
the operation of Postmaster General
Bisseira rule in relation to fourth
class poRtorliccs. Of the fivo appoint
ments made to-day for Missouri, those
for Dawitt, Kenny and Winston were
to fill vacancies occasioned by remov
als. The appointments were:
For Missouri At Bacon, Moniteau county,
C. llnton at Halt Kouk, Mercer county,
Cbarlcs Evans- at Pewit t, Carroll county, J.
T. Dewey, vice A. D. Klchards . removed: at
Kearney, Cloy county, John P. Dykes, vice
Gcor e H. Smith removed; at Winston,
Daviess county, W. F. ' ftiuhardxon, vice W.
Maleny, removed.
For Kansas At Andalc, Sedprwink county,
M. H. Holler, vice Georae E. Sharp removed. .
The Comedian's Ailtneut Causing Hli
Family Alarm Hot Progressing Well.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., May 24. The
family of Joseph Jefferson, the
veteran actor, are becoming some
what alarmed over his condition. Dis
patches from New York are not en
couraging. Thomas Jefferson, the comedian's
second son, said: "The abscess on
father's neck is not very serious in
itself. A younger man would recover
right away, but he is getting aged and
does not seem to rally. I have no
doubt he will come out all right, . but
slowly." r
Clerks In a Conspiracy.
Kansas Citt, Mo., May 24. Edward
Caro and Cal Mathis, elorks for the
IVuce clothing company, W)5 Main
strft, were arrested .Sunday morning
ou warrants charging llu-m with
grand larceny. They arc said to have
been parties to a big conspiracy on the
part of the clerks of the house, who,
during tho past few years, it la al
leged, have stolen goods to the amount
of SI 3,m,
The twenty-first nu:nlrennil con
vention of the United Brethren In
Chrtftt In in fcesftlon at llmlon, Ind.
Congressman ViW of West Vir
ginia tlenlea positively that he Is pre
paring a tart bill to be submitted to
Bernard Goode of IMroit, SlU-h.,
h l'-n appointed superintendent of
the dead letur oil toe. vU-e 11 I. 1 .rib
hard i, re tinned.
Over 4o delegate to the annual
convention of the grand roiirt of Ilia
wie and dati.'htrr of eolottut Matter
NUvius of Atuerk-a ar In avuMott la
ht. l.oul.
It U reported that lreltlfttt ( I r ve
in ti.l haa lntrii t the itn titlw rs tf
the t al'iuet not u make any rviui
iadaiUu tot vat-aiv until he
shall hwoM-lf ll f,r tUauw
Trunk lretoa w drowae4 l th
Can oliao ri r at l'orvII. Ii4 Ter,,
auniUv myht whltn balking Ilia
0mU t eit r- orer4 h4 khip(4
to hi tuu0 at l'rt, '!.
Aunt Nancy fa.'ra. ajwl W tear
JUd In ta aaalrra portWitt of tba
thotlaw nation. bh via a liaeat
di-s.vtulant uf th royal vUm of llH
I'ah IwW KaU famoti la (UiW
Jam i liwltflit a aiwmWr of th
awi v'a In a, I itil.i' arseat
tor iKall au4 haa oaf.L It
would hava graduate! In Jmh kta
hou m. II i tho . of 'rofeMf
!i(ht tf Vaar iHiUetr, an4 a
fieuuii ot I'rvaMvat lWht of Yaltv
Times have changed. Men used to
feel that a vote for a third party was
thrown tm Knar than tViinlr ontjutnr
either old party is worse than thrown
.... .
The Wymore Arbor State speaks of
Judge Buih as "one of tbe most emi
nent jurists in the state." Quite right,
We need a few such men on tbe su
preme bench.
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The protective tariff is a great sys
tem of 'paternalism' Yet the very
men who have lauded that system to
the skies try to howl the People's party
out of existence with the cry of "pa
ternalism." Col. Holden was observed coming out
of the office of Burrows & Thompson a
few days ago after an extended cull.
Whether the trio were mourning to
gether over their failure to down THE
Alliance-Ihdepedknt, or fixing up
some new deal doth not yet appear.
It cettalnly is about time tbe repub
lican ' machine men" of Nebraska got
together and made "a little medicine."
The party needs medicine badly. If It
doesn't get something soon to build uj
Its tissues and quiet it scattered
nervo , it won't bdable t) stand up
before tho People's champion next fall.
An exchange suggests that when the
committees of the next congress are
made up Marion Cannon of California
should be put on the committee on
Pacific railwayi. Good suggestion,
Cannofi4s the man who electrified "the
Omaba - convention by declaring that
"we're going to own the Pacific rail
roads one of these days.
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Delegate Rawlins of Utah flew into a
passion not long since and offered o the
governor his resignation with a string
to it. Now he has concluded that hw is
not so mad as he thought he was, and
is pulling the string to get the resigna
tion bick. Ue will probably get it, for
(be democrats are afraid they cau't
elect a man to fill his place in congress
The appointment of J. Sterling Mor
ton to Cleveland's cabinet was an Insult
to tre farmers of the west. If he had
raked New York with a fine-toothed
comb he could not have found a more
faithful friend of Waif street, the grain
gamblers and the railroads than is J.
Sterling Morton. And yet he Is sup
posed to be in the cabinet as the repre
sentative of western faimers!
Mortimer Whitehead, lecturer of the
national Grange bad an appointment in
the agricultural departraeut under Un
cle Jerry Iiusk, but it wasn't hard for
our own J. Sterlingtofindan excuse for
discharging him. Whitehead is a free
coinage man, a greenbacker, and an
enemy of board of trade gambling and
trusts. Morton wants no populist
cranks in his department,
The other day Senator Vest of Mis
souri asked 1'. M. G. Bissell to knock a
republican postmaster out of a job of
siamp'icklng, and give the aforesaid job
to a democratic frk-nd of his. "Can't do
it. 'I here are no charges against him"
replied Itissell. "What were the charges
apalnst Wanamaker that let you into
his shot's?" retorted the senator. And
the papers try that thereupon Uie 1.
M ( fell Into his chair utterly para
ljcd while the senator went went out
a m id as a wet hen.
Allrt Walk in, ex-postmaster ol
Lincoln, baa at lmt "bet-n taken caro
i f." Ul course he dwrvtd something.
Isn't h a staunch Kold-bug? And didn't
he go to Omat a about a ) ear ago, and
hi lp down Unao and his free ooinige
resolution? Ihdn't bo compare Hryan
to a llttltt dog trotting al og behind
the wagon of public opinion? And didn't
he do g o d s-rvloe in helping Morton
to dot q Van Wck lt fall? Of rouro
h did. J Starling im't the man to
fvrgei such herulo service o A Ibt rt I
(o rv l r of th l lrsl National
Bank of 1W,
On Sunday May II. at the Ca'umet
ao4 IUrlaet Kr mlneat ar Milwaukee,
a rage aaa bring drawn up a abaft con
taining wa minor. They arm com sag
up to eat ttu lr l nor. Tho rouptlag
pin brv and th rag Ml three thou
ai4 U tnstauily kl llsf th men.
Woulda't It o a t'i'lii idea for th
got it iH-op'rt who ai o antiou U bav
itrt World a la'r vlod on S outlay to
Uk lato Ula ntaVWi? It It la wrong
for lahorlag toplw to at-joy th great
hu iaMuaJy, (aUu th aly euaLcw
tavy b a n v ) bow ataut mla owner
weiklsg tht Ir hand on Suaday
It Is a w la ord fof U.a ylpr a4
holr of th tnoavy f nwr t eat I
tiiaJsttut a 'rvpaJlaWir" and a ' draa
gi'go Ut tajlng;
tutUea w arw bma4 to tat lno
our roiilraUoa aolaaty tho titulu-4
via of ?r4iur tor wbotu aa apprvcl
lift 'liniiiiiftm
ating standard of value has' naturally a
strong and irresistible attraction; but
we must acknowledge it as the duty of
a democratic legislature to supply the
much larger class of people who re
quire money for the payment of their
debts with a currency to which they
may haye access on easier terms.
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Kansas against the world for politic
al complications. . The legislature last
winter enacted a law requiring candi
dates for ofllce,and campaign commit
tees to file sworn statements of their
campaign expecses within thirty days
after election. . The penalty for neg
lecting to do this is that the election
shall be void. ' Now in a large number
of towns the successful candidates at the
late spring elections have failed to
oomply with the law and ; the thirty
days are gone. Under the law it ap
pears that they must step down, and
special elections must be held to fill their
places. ' - .i . i
Tho republican machine men of Ne
braska seem to have fallen into a state
of "innocuous desuetude." They have
almost ceased to make medicine. The
party never needed medicine worse.
Its blood is exceedingly bad.' Its sys
tem is filled with corruption which it
is unable to expel. . Its breath smells
like the mouth of a sewer. Even its
all is giving out. Something should
aoae before it is too late. The old-
time machine men should get together
at once, and concoct, or' decoct some
new medicine of some ort before it is
everlastingly and eternally too late.
An item of news is circulating through
the reform papers of the oountry to the
effect thatJ 'Llnooln, Nebraska, now has
a populist dally paper." This may be
very encouraging news to populists in
other states, and we are really sorry to
undeceive them. But since tbe item
has made the rounds and got back home
to Nebraska we feel like it is high time
to call it in. Tbe truth is that the fifth
populist dally started in Lincoln came
to an untimely end more than a month
ago. It was deoently burled and the
violets are now blooming on its grave.
Like all its predecessors, it died of
starvation. There is "mighty poor
pick in'" for a populist daily in Ne
braska. ,'' ;
The revisers of the bible have bean
very careless iu their work. There are
a great many passages in the bible that
are obsolete. They are out of tune
with the times, and are only read and
believed in by a few cranks and fanat
ics. The following is an example:
"If thou lend money to any of my peo
ple that are poor, thou shalt not be to
him as a usurer; thou shalt not lay up
on him usury. Exodus XXII 25."
That passage should either have been
left out altogether or revised so as to
read as follows: "If thou lend money to
the poor, skin 'em in proportion to their
urgent needs. Make a great profit out
of their adversity. ' Take everything
but the clothes on their backs which as
a rule aro not worth taking."
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John M. Thurston is another one of
theg o. p. deathbed reformers. In a
letter to the Louisville conventioa he
says: -
"The republican party must once more
put itself in touch with the common
puopie. i aero can oe no question but
what the republican party has been too
largely dominated by the views, the
demand and tbe wishes of the groat
commercial and moneyed interest of
the country. Government, to be a
blessing, should devote itself to pro
tecting the interests of the tollers."
This is refreshing. Thurston en
dorses the principal charge made by
the popuiisU against the republican
party, namely: that it has been con
trolled by the money power. Is It like
ly tho etien who have been tho princi
pal agents of tho money power In con
trolling tbe republican party aro realy
io earnest In iropotog to put the party
'in touca who to common poopicr-
Th national bankers have been howl
ing at a lively rats because Cleveland
clioao a lawyer to fill the very respon
sible portion of comptroller of th our
reuey,Ktket,of Illinois, it lath prin
cipal i uatn'a of this officer to adminls
Wr th onal ba'ikiug law. The
banker claimed that nobody butanes
iwrUaoed ban It r was 8 1 fur lit pomittoa.
Hut ih poop' who do pot i a la na
tional bank (and soou-llme never so
It agala) hat great reason ta rjoUw.
Mr, rkla Is a reformer, tiovsa't
Manly ) why so many bank bar
been r'kr4 by sptimlatlBg and
iwlndllag haaioitiovrala spit of the
hank exatnlaet l 1 looking IsUt
th matter with a flew to stopping Ik
II propowe that national baak shall
bqttiHHl I!.- a jar II a'ao pro
po bt uhsng th rssminers aroun4
and glv them i'itTeAat territory. Th
vtgoiou kickls of In baokwre la a
sue al.a that Mr, tlckol t4oa th
right liavk.
Tin p old Htau Joursa) ts agala
' la th soup." It stat prlsttag mkb
lis wa potaplvfety kHH'liv4 out. New
hi t, will bw rtttfl.
The government own
ership of railroads and
telegraphs. , , r
That freight rates it.
NebrsVa bereduceau
a level with 4 those la
force in Iowa.
The bulldinsr by the
'national government of
a great trunk line fmm
North UHltoia ie ue
Onlf of Mexico.
How Assets Melt Away at fllota Oitj.
Bank Boodlert Arrested. '
A Partial List of Tbe KaUures Occurring
la The Past Ten Days. Stdl
s There is More to Follow, i i
' Indianapolis, May 13.-Bank Hxarn
lnor Hugh Young took charge of the
suspended Capitol National , bink thU
morning. '-j . -; , ,, ,
Little Rock.i Ark., , May 13.The
grand Jury today , returned five indict
ments against the officials of the First
National bank of this city which re
cently failed. Among those indicted ia
H. G. Allls, late president cf the bank:
Cadar Falls. Ia., May 15.-Flrst Ns
tlonal bank of Cedar Falls suspended.
Liabilities 11R0.000. The failure wat
caused by the failure of Fild Bros. is
porters and dealers in fine horse.
Creditors of the bank are mostly farm
ers, : :.'.., t. t ; , . : ;
MlnnWpolls, May 16 Tbe directors
of the Farmers' and Merchant's, Stat
bank, which suspended yesterday, held
a meetiog this morning and decided to ,
resume business as soon as collateral
can bs realized, whlob will be In a few
vrinnaamiiia. Minn.. Mar 10. The
Northwestern Guaranty Loan company
has not yet suspended, though the offi
cers admit that the financial stringency
will probably compel them to do so. It
Is announced that investors win pivvr
bly be paid in full.
ninntnlnirton. 111.. May 16-The Ex
change bank of Normal, a suburb of
this city, ciosea ltsaoors oay.
a private bank conducted by W, H.
Shuremah. The cause of the failure
was doing business without capital. It
has been expected for some time. The
deposits have averaged $90,000. The
capital stock was supposed to be 25,
000. An effort is being made to reor
ganize and if successful, an assignment
will be made. Many Normal student
are among the losing depositors. ,
SiouxCity, la.. May 18. The assignee
of the defunct Union Loan and Trust
Co. states that the company's liabilities
are about $6,000,000. , , ' v
The assignee of E. Hankinson, the
great pork-packer, says that his liabili
ties are $877,504. When the failure
occurred Hankinson claimed to have
assets amounting to $1,887,778. The
assignee has figured the actual assets
down to $24,200. i
The asslgaee of the Sioux City
Dressed Boef and Canning company has
filed astitement showing the assets of
that company to be $38,257 instead of
$83(1,198 as claimed by tho company.
The Labilities are 4W,17 1.
May 17. The Citizens' bank of Min
neapolis, susendod payment. Direc
tors say the bank is perfectly solvent
and will be reopened Monday next at
the latest.
May 17 The bank ol Zumbrata, Minn,
hai suspended. The capital stock was
$i0O0. It had $:,000 In cash on hand
but could not realUa on J0,C00 worth
of paper which It carried.
Nabraaka Crop Outlooks,
Cans, Nb.. May St. The weatiier
erop bulletin from the Ultd 9Ute
departmsat of agriculture, lasued ts
day, says: Th wk as a whole vet
dry and hot, with a high soulharly
wind. A god rain began quite gener
ally ever the UU Sunday night and
eoBtluusd through Monday, hwlag es
pecially heavy la Kray and AdaitS
rHtstl and empaal4 by hall,
dolag sum Uamag. t he temperature
of the wk avrag4 about four de.
gr ahov the aormal hut tsraad
eulte cold with th rala etMvsday.
tVa ts about all plaat4. aad the
early plaaWd l vomlaf p atoely. Bye
aad wlstar what ar hgtstff te
head out, aad reports Ia4iat alt the
wai front thr taeh te a foot high
prf grata eoattaiie vary fm aad
hah ward although hlpd hy the late
ri ' ;.,...., lt...,M
A ro4o it.-aih rajMirt that
Lawta Moribbaa b ommiaki4
te writ Ih loarrUf ihI of th das
of York aa4 lria May aad that It
I h!4 by many that h will U Ue
nt pot laa -. Xothlag b said,
howvr, ol Joha liuakia'a daoliaatUaa
ef th plave reatly te4r4 te htsa,