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DKCEMBER 28 1MI3
While the Pecpli Suffer the Pelitiohui
CONCEMIBQ TEE BABBUPTCT BILL
Tbe Hawaiian Muddle Blounta Bulky
Report Sent to Congress Nebraska
Congressional Doings Diecnesed.
Wabhimiton, D. C, Dec. 14, '93. A
few weeks ago old party editors and
politicians cried aloud with one voice:
"Repeal the Sherman law, and confi
dence will be restored, business will re
vive, industries will resume operation,
anl prosperity will prevail." The Sber-
man law was repealed, and now the
events of the present are answering
those false claims. Hare is a portion of
Tue army of unemp!oyed In New
York City numbers 140,000 at a low
estimate, and the number is increasing
Cticago has 117.000 idle poor, 10,000
of whom are in absolute want. Thous
ands are living on charity. Hundreds
sleep at night on tbe hard stone floors
of the eitv hill. Tbe situation crows
v worse all the time.
90,000 laborers out of work la Pbila
Tbe situation in other great cities is
equally bad, but the number of unem
ployed have not yet been ascertained.
The above are the figures as given in
tbe New York Press But the mere
figures convey no adequate idea of the
terrible conditions which prevail in
these cities. Indeed it is lmpoesiblo to
paint tbeherrorof the situation. Hun
ger, cold, anxiety, and despair will in
the months of this winter produce a
grand aggregate of suffering which 'is
beyond the power of the human mind
This condition would be less awful if
the temporary suffering of the poor
were Its cbifef result But the patriotic
student of politics must see something
beyond this. The suffering millions
are American citizens. They are voters.
They elect the men who make and exe
cute our laws. Tbe suffering of this
winter is destroying their independ
ence, crushing their manhood, maklrg
them knaves or cowards. During tbe
coming ytars, the threat of another
panic, will be potent in swaying their
Yet while this awful condition pre
vails throughout the country the great
political leaders of the nation are busy
trying to divert the attention of the
American people to a little group of
Islands in the Pacific Ocean inhabited
by a few thousands of half civilized Ma
lays and a few speculating adventurers
from America and Europe. They are
trying to array the masses of this
country into hostile political armies
over tbe question of annexing these is
lands to the United States. The deci
sion of the quest'on either way will not
give an hour's labor to tho unemployed
of America. It will not lessen by a dol
lar the mortgage on any American farm
It will neither add to nor detract from
the mental, mora', social, or financial
well-being of the American people. Yet
already thousand cf American veters
are discuEs'ng the question with loud
voices and flushed faces just as if the
life of the nation depended on it.
THB TORRKT BANKRUPTCY BILL
- was defeated in the house. I have not
examined the subject thoroughly, but I
feci safe In saying that it deserved de
feat. The final vote showed who were
behind the bill. The men who voted
for the Torrey Bill were mainly the
same who voted for the repeal bill. The
opposition to it was led by Bland. In
summing up b's views of the measure,
he said the bill, If it became a law,
would empower the creditors of the
country to force choir debters either to
borrow the money now lying Idle In the
banks or go Into bankruptcy, bailey
of Texas has a bankruptcy bill wklch
ha beta favorably reported. It does
oot give creditors the right to fore
debtors Into bankruptcy, but provides
relief for such as desire to go into
voluntary bankruptcy. The bill will be
pposed by many of those who voted
fur th other.
Commissioner Mount's report ef all
be heard and saw Is IUwxll has been
published It ecooptes 64 page. I
have aot studied It tuftVestly to he
able lo pa JudguMst oa lu ftrnu,
but I have read ll enough t Sad thai
Hawaiian, polities bear a striking re.
erublaiw to American politic There
Is oee page that I think U worthy tf
puHtfcsUiia la the Moral prves. I daa't
tit uk the old tmny r !.?- t; vi r
Bad It. Mr. Mount q KUun promt
t aativ ctla sH ml the Hawaiian
polite of the peat f year, lbs aa
live Is eiplataiitf tUt (br iu a
strasg popular awvtat la favor of a
ee atttutUs lv'eg Hi all c!t ir.
eeejual rtglt t vol, lis ha t
plala4 lu the eowmll-er thai 1
joeliy A the test legislature wr ht
4 ea that Issue, and were! plvdsed to
eUspt aw iaUttlS). Hlouatth,
asked k!t ao It a Hat Us tMvilu
lion wan not adopUd Tbe native re
plied as f lows:
"The trouble was at tht dree, before
the election they came forward to the
people with the idea of a new cnrsiitu
t!on, but when they go incido '.be houte
some ef the people go hack en their con
stltuents. and they turn ar ur.d Some
of them, like Wilox. He was stroBgly
in favor of a no c ns'Uutl n, but he
never did acy thing in tbe hou-e to get
a new cnlitution. Some of t'rem in
troducd a I ill t make a new constitu
tian. and some Deoole said thit was
ngaiBst the cocatituii-n. But yet peo
ple talk outside. New constitution
New constitutl.M ! 'When w go before
the bouse we n'v-r tret constitution.
They nt-verdld anything.'
If the Hawaiian mugwump had snap
ped a Krdak on American politics,
either state or national, he could hardly
have got a truer picture than that he
has given. For my part I can't see why
Grover Cleveland o' j c's to annexation
it certainly cc u'd cot lower the general
tone of Amercan politics. Tbe Hawaii
an politicians eould eas ly be developed
to flrot-cUrn administration Demo
crats Witb a little coaching tbat man
Wilcox might become worthy to sit in
tbe senate teoide Dan Voorbees and
Roger Q Mills Tlien Ihtse fellows
who tald "it was against the constitu
tor. ;" what grand good Dmacrats they
would make! I think it is hardly uec
tseary for roetopolntouttoNebraskans
tbe similarity of Hawaiian politics to
the politics of their own s a'e.
In another part of the alalogue be
tween Blount and this native, the for
mer a6ks the latter why it is that na
tives have signed petitions for annexa
tion if tbey are opposed to it. The re
ply is as follows:
"I will give you the reason: Because
their horses run in pasture of very peo
ple in favor of annexation. Some of
them work under them on plantations
So they have control of them. Home
natives sign because they are afraid of
being turned out of work. Tbey say
they will have no bread and butter."
If tnese are genuine pictures of Ha
wailan politics, no argument is necessary
to prove that Americans are In con
trol of things there. Evidently they
are Republicans, and perhaps that is
the reason why Grover fights shy of
The Star, Washington's great evening
daily, lit pub lean in politics, not long
ago publ shed the following sketches
of Nebraska's two Populist congress
The leading Populist from Nebraska
if William Jenn'ngs iiryan remains in
the Dtmocratic party, U William
Arthur McKeighan of li:d Cloud. 11 s
speeches show great research and care
ful arrangement, mere is nuinlng
brilliant about him He never aspires
to eloquence, but sta'es bis fa ts In clear
and precise language, molding them so
perfectly I bat the rarewdest lawyer
w uld hardly be able to find a joint In
Near McKeighan sits Homer Mtdlson
Kem of Broken B w, Neb. Ho is a
sharp eyi d gentleman, with auburn hair
and beard. He was born in Iniiana in
18"5, wa brought up on a farm, and
received a fair educUion. In 1883 he
entered land undor the homtead lw
in Nebraska, and like McKeighan is
sa'd to have resided in a dug out whn
sent to concrens. Kem Is a representa
tive Populist Although notderaonntra
tive in the house he Is ever on the al rt
acing promptly whenever heconslders
the interests of his party require It.
The Populists have no more faithful
servant He Is serving Is second term.
He ran as a Populist-lnd"pcndent, leat
log the Republican candidate over 3,000
and the Democratic candidate over 11,
S. Edwin Thornton.
"You Don't Have to Swear Off"
The use of tobacco in any form if you
use NO-TOBAC, the wonderful, harm
lea', guaranteed tobacco habit Cure; it
costs but a trifle, and the man who
wants to quit and can't, will find In NO-TO-BAC
a permanent cure Oot one
of our little books entitled "Don't To
bacco Spit or smoke Your Life Away,"
or buy xsu-tu-hau irora u. T. (Jlark
Drug company, Lincoln. jeb , our
sgen. A copy of the book will be
mailed free by addressing "Tub Ster
lino Remedy Co.," sole manufacturers
of NO-TO-BAC, No. 45 Randolph St.
State Central Committee Meeting
All members of the Nebraska state
central committee of the People's party
are hereby notified that there will be
meeting of said commit tee held la the
parlors of the Hotel Boetwick, Hastings,
Nib., at 2 o'clock p. m , on Wednesday
the third day of January, 1894; for the
purpose of hearing reports of secretary
and treasurer; arranging for the seat
ing and organization of the conference
to be held the evening of the same day
arranging for a m ro efficient organiza
tion of the party and preparing work
for neit year's campaign and such other
business as may properly come before
We wou!d especially request that
every member of the committee be pres
ent either in person or by proxy.
D. Clem Dkaver, J. A. Eihjkbton,
Linoolw, Neb., Dec. 5, 1893,
To State Central Commit if emeu:
Ploasc send at once to my address
names and addresses of all Popu 1st
county officers elect and Populist county
officers who hold over.
J. A. Edqerton, Soc'y.
Arrangements have been made for
on4 and one-third fare rates to all meet
lags to b J held at Hastings January, 2d,
3d, and 4th, on the certificate plaa. it
will be necessary for all persons wish
ing to avail themselves of the advant
age of this reduotlon to secure acer
tificate of fare from their local agents.
Arrangements haye also been m ido for
reduced rates at Halting hotels.
J. A. Edqkrton, Soc'y,
That the rates to all points west via
the "World's Pictorial Line," Union
Pacific svstem, are very low. For In
stance, Denver, Colorado Springs and
I'uebio, liU73; bill i.ake, Ogdeo,
Helena, Spokane and Portland. Ore..
1.3 00 first clam; 11900, second claea.
Itoutidtrlp rate for California, mid
winter fair, 16 50, Sao r'ranclsco, Los
Angeles and Portland. As ba been
their custom for years, tbe Union IVtflo
still run the famous Pullman tourist
leer to California and Oregon
point. Multitudes nave tried them
ml pronounce ine lust ine thlnr.
Tbey are tua dally.
These rats are built on tee same gen
eral pie ) m lite regular first Pull
in t' tourUt sltp r, the oa'y d tUrete
bvlog tbat thrjr ar no! ut hoUUtrvd
They are (urntunea complete Mth
food eomforUOte hair tnatlre,
warn blanket sane white tne cur
tains, I'len't of towels, ottube, brushes.
6 , whU h secure to the oetupaat ef
tria a tnuca privacy a ts to be had la
first skeperv 1'Here ace a!e
perte billet row fur le ' to and
gen lemee, asd mtti) U aUUuteif
pehtitd I'or fvtt iartra)atka ad
I it 'i..lw. ( u.on'ct Mitri U tlt,
J T. M at in, t. T. A . 1 Ml O nt
K. it I U-,v, tiBrl A seat,
IUiulkf i'alirorsla take the
Meturl fie the Huatkera
rente. Clt Ut vA l U swreei
Call for a Stare Conference.
It has become evident to all Intelli
gent, unselfish and patriotic citizens
that a great change must soon take
place In the industrial relations; that
Industrial freodom must yet be won;
that there are ways and means even
in a republlo for the few to oppress the
many; that these ways are covert and
corrupt and can only be met and sup
pressed by Intelligent appeals to the
judgment and patriotism of the sover-
To more effectually push forward this
educational work and htst'n the day of
redemption In thlsj state and nation
which can be so much more wisely and
effectually done at a tirao when there
is no strife golngon for place aad power
and when the people can and will give
to the subject that calm unprejudiced
ldgment which the importance of the
occasion demaads, we, the eAecutive
committee of the People's Independent
party of the State of Nebraska, do here
by call a conference to meet at 8 o'
clock p. m. ff'edn sday, the third day of
January, 1894, at Hastings, Ntb.
Wo would therefore most earnestly
urge thtt all members of the state and
county central committees of the Peo
ple s Independent party; all presidents
of Farmers' Sub Alliances and Indus
trial Unions all presidents of Trades
Unions; all captains ef Industrial
eglons; all master workmen of K. of L
Assemblies; all Peoole's party repreien-
tatives in congress and members of the
state legislature; all editors of People's
party papers, and such other persons as
shall be recommended by the ohalrmen
of the several oounty oentral committees
of the Peoples party, attend this con
All persons wishing to attend this
conference will obtain credentials from
the chairman of their county cential
D. Clem Deavrk, Chairman St 0m
J. N. Oaitfim, Cbalronn Ex. Com.
J. A. Edukrton, Sec'y. Com.
J. V. Wolfk, Treasurer.
J. D. P. Small, j. S. Canady,
J. II. Dun das, I. s. Hascau,
C. S rowLKR, c. W. Dial, t,
Stat Ex. Com. or People's Paktt.
MEETI.NO OP REFORM PRKHg.
Hasting, -!airv a nl-Vtl R form I
The Nebraska Independent Prts
Association will hold lte third annual
meeting at the Hotel Bjstwlck, Hast
ings, Ntb., on Tuesday, January 2d. at
10 a. m All members are especially
requested to be present, as the ineetln;
will be of the greatest Imparlance of
any yet held in the history of the ens )
elation. All reform editors in Nebras
ka, whether members or not, are cordi
ally Invited to bi at this meeting and
to join with us. This can be done wit b
much benefit and little or no rest to
themselves. The StV Alliance, State
Central Committee and the great Re
form Conference will met lo Hastings
on January 2nd, 3rd, aud 4th, so that
there will be enough out-id of the
press meeting to Interest and lntruct
any reform editor who may wish
It is the object to make this by far the
best meeting yet held; to make it in
structive and enjoyable to all; and to
perfect an organization that will be
power for all future time.
Nebraska U a populist state if we or
ganize as we should: and above all
things else the press should be so or
ganized, for it must b in .the van
every fight; and on lie concert of action
or laok o? eonoer'.; on its vigor or lack
of vigor, largely depends the result
of the battle.
We shall confidently expect a large
attendance aad a splendid meeting.
J. A. EdgkrtON,
Warwick Saunders, Pres,
Sec'y, pro. tern.
JOSEPH OPEr,T, Manager.
Coi. 1 ltl Q Sts, Lincoln, Neb.
P HOG HAM,
For Meeting of Independent Press
Association at Hasting, Jan. 2-
JANUART SECOND, MORNINO SESSION
Convene at 16 a. m. at Hotel Bost-
1. Roll Call.
2. Reeding of Minutes.
2. Report of old secretary and treas
urer and action thereon.
3. Reorganization of tbs association
and arrangement for a future bas's of
4. Admission as members of all re
form editors present.
Afternoon Meeting, Convene at 2 p. m
1. Opening address by the president
2. The future of the Populist move
Paper by Geo, Howard Gibson, of Thr
3 A more thorough organization of
be party. How can ll be bust effected?
UiscuNsion opened by Warwk-k Saun
ders of tho Platte County Argus.
(J. W. Heal, of tbe Cjster Ceunty
4. Can this association control inde
pendent ready prints?
JunnC. Sprecher. of the Schuyler
r. o. Lfongtellow. of tho Wahoo New
, .EVENING SESSION. .
Convene at 8 o'olock p. m.. at appro
Oration by w. L. Greene, of Kearney
Subj'-ct-"Tho Ito'orm Press."
January 3, Morning Seslon Convene at
JO a. m , at trie hotel parlors.
1. Election of officers for the ensuing
2. rixlng of Urn snd place for hold
ing next mooting.
A Any unnnlHbod business. ,
Ilenember that every Independent
editor In Nobrunka U cordially invited
to do present ami participate li this
meeting. J. A Edqerton,
TbljKUKH lillVTtmil M 11a
WnruMla M.tm rf" I kaa. U HLnka.
W' I rk.f Oir N tmi't V U bl
H U rwtm4l u 0v Tr It. Hrt4 0 U
taia out, US tt m drvtfvxv m bi AOa.
e. e. stssstss. n.o. m.ch.
rre rt r"te rre.
if yon are atumt to mkm a trip to
north, nfthwvtra Nbra, the
ll . k IIWU country or rntrl W)um
leg, vi t rU le tbe tea )kla, to
tit. Paul, Mii'iaitlU or D tlmh, or
pilut ten th I'aottlti ltttt to any
jint U Minreeo' VVutaottsia, Nitrttf
ri tUittui and toe. dtrert i t'hh o
tao mi anl m')t yn ;ea ob aln fr
iA cu'i at U rltt ofttvH. H U O ML
ilo.t. irivir s an t S sireeW, tf
None w etir ra tin, Kitu:te a t I r
UMo Uf rn4ttte t all euaoeiU,
raw u Wua it tu f lu wa
Itne la the uie aawe4 vlitkw te am
of thou rea eut t Ulr la'eru y
pmiaiimf tae .-rtaeera iao
A A I'isimwtj.
t1l TUlet Aft, lUlOttreet
W. U. MHirMiR,
Annual Meeting of State Farmers'
secretary's Office, )
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 1, 1893. J
To the Qfflcm and Member of the X. F.
A. . U. in .Yrorasia, Qrttting:
The annual mooiisg of theaNebraska
State Farmers' Alliance and Industrial
Union will bo held at Hastings, Neb.,
on Tuesday, the 2nd day of Jacuvy,
1891, at too o'clock, a. ra.
As per resolution passed at the last
annual meeting, all Alliances, in arrears
for non-payment of stato dei may be
re-lntatod by payment of the full dues
for 1893 at aay time during the year,
and such alllaaoes will be entitled to
representation at said meeting.
An Interesting program will be pre
pared, Including 3 dleousslons on the
principle embodied la the Alliance
Manual, at well a the best means for
ecurlngj the greatot ueafelaeie and
sucoessof the Alliance.
IW brothers and sisters of the AM
aao, we urge jou to come to this meet
lag determined to assist each ether la
the work m wll begun of making Ike
Alliance a permanent school of cttlia
skip and a perpetual bulwark of Amor
ArraagertxiftU ae Wtlag made to so
rare red) rt to this meeting and
e will ei 4 ubt get a rat of oe and
I'B-v third fare. Keek delegate shou'J
take oerUloate fruna the agat
showing one fell fare jtd.
The hotels tf ItaAtlMg lave al
agreed to give at r4i 4 ra'e
J II iVwsaa. Ptee.
fltaia Itunteie, teej.
Uoflel Hop Pail and Wrlneer Compan?
ARE YOU A COOK? S!
iui.u u(.uu tut lunueiug,
1 1 h. I'e.i; m h i i i i li ik rvi i 1! AT can Im ntrA nn
. . . ...... ... - -I. . . ...j..,. wvVKl 1D1 '
J . i vow iiiiiutr iir nmnrar You can cook nhtHIno
" UHr".?UlS!U'' ""l Pr.'Tly .an,,.w 1 buruTM'h"8 I
-" w uL m m uu uvutti aiuue ui Kiiuuii! ( A m eH pnn nk nu u av a w..s
ln side is white mUI rillhle ami lndlstruetahle. thn othr ulilo i. nm. . . 2"
lug Kreat, strwugih. It Is tnormnchiv nre piwif It prevenm irons from solllna bv comlne
in eoiita!t wllh lbs H.ime. It will prevent bread from baklnir too f;vtt on the underside
f LOGAN SUPPLY CO.. ,234HLGoHGArsR8EPEoTRf.
in the oven It hooii Day for twlf bvaivluir uranltn il iwr
tt-tall Price of S iitfle Mat by mall pompald, SS cts. I STkum I
.. .. B pBir f Maw. ' eo cm. ) T ah in. (
Whmt is (Ae eetMflMe your it It your kmir try, hmnh,
hrUtUt Jom U tpUt mt thm ndtt lint U e Nefeee eeyeerwnesl
Dee it mil tut teaen MwM er brush t It 4$ fuU f dandruff
Dee wenr eaJ Uth t It it dry trimm Aeefesf etndition f Xfthttt
mrt eewt e yew r tymptomt sw wmmid in Mm er yew uHU seeeeef
cskoo:cu;.i nooT cmn Gnoivgnj
to whet Ton Md. It production I not sa soaldtnt, bat the remit of teJmiuri
f"ob- VuowleiiKe of Oj dlMt of th heir sod scalp ted to tb discovery of hum
to treat tiMrn. "akookumNooeUln noltbar mlnerala nor oil. It I aot Dr. but
or Ivbtfulle aoollns and rafriMhliis Tonin a atimniatiM ah rniimiaa Umtt
fuUitighuir, rural dandruff and grow hair on ball heads.
. IW" Kittp the aoalp clean, healthy and free from IrrJtatlnc eruptions, by theasc
Sfv . Owteoy purutUit tn-ett, wKieK fUd on mid tnv
If your dnunlst ei
prepaid, on raoolpt of prloa,
cannot snppir Ton. send direct to ns, sad we win ferwerc
wrvwnr, auw par eotwei vrae mum, aoap, MO. pa
SKOOKUM KOOT HAIR GROWER CO.,
7 5outh Fifth Ave., New Vork, N. Y.
r VmM for m m
vAgent$ Wanted for the Kimball Pianos and Organs
A. liOSPE, Jr.f Oi)iahaf Kch.
m i irrs 1 em i
WC SELL DIRECT TO FAMILIES.
US OLD RELIABLE MM i SM PIANO CO,
BitafclSM. MEW VORK, Inoor.1B77.
$150 to $1500.
$25 to $500.
ComuiUxlon, nor oiiddle
man' prutit, nor uui mlier
needl'Ka expenae. Evrrjr
fleaelltlatiivra t Veu.
You gel an luairument fa
niotil for ieetnea and
luiM. 4 2mm fm m.ma A fa.
Ten Years, and lent free to yon for trial. W waratheflrat
ml nd a Beautiful Cat Inane Free to all who
w wuh to bnjr. It nl full darltlon of many alaitaut
ptanoi and orxan and tells von bow Tou can In tha quiet of
jour home (elect an Instrument, make reur own terms,
and hare it aiiit to you for trial with certainty of aettlua a
faandaoiu Firat-Claat riauoorUraau.
Yen Pay no Agent's1
to tell on these terms, beginning Ihlnr-fnur veara asa, and
we can save Ton rrom sw to f Ml ll jou waul a piano or au urgai
Bend for our Catalogue.
THE MARCHAL & SMITH PIANO CO.,
236 EAST 21T STREET, NEW YORK.
cwii tyn" Lnnr
llallSliajl napyaaayaaj I Sll ell all Ml I
Alliance Grain Dealer in Chicago
i'.iif.::-.:.'.".';..- in -t
Having sold my farm near Rusk In, Nebraska, last spring, and moved here,
and engaged In the grain trade, I am situated where I ran be or material ad
vantage, to mjr Nebraska friends and Alliance Brethren, who desire to sell .their
grain In this market. Soliciting the patronage of all such, 1 Invite correspon
dence with a view to business. In any branch of the trade. Will give satisfac
tory references whenever doslred both outside and Inside the farmers' Alliance 5
having formerly lived la Nuckolls county, Nebraska, aad served a president ef
Ruskla Alliance No 982, aad also as deputy organiser la Nuckclls, Thayer aad
'AND PULLER! CONTROLLED WITH ABSOLUTS BAC3
Tale stalasifnl la aw rpat4 ef tAnesss U ae Lave erchaa ,
BRITT'O AUTOMATIO GAFETY BIT.
. This lUt, 17 att aefcewatU daw Wm, IiM the aeree'S ewtrila.
HE aOT BREATHE, AND KUST STDP
4StiJfarcTY rnon nuNawats
JVI' isaniirrti r.iu.iMtrf nuiiTU vuia atiw
t karoe U laUU te rua. aa4 kU te tirtveu
VUa IV I f It tee U4 taj tui-lra d'.ve
tm tMi4 " Im14 Ue te 44 etile koa,
henl fr lilu(ralet lBtiiLki ftibaiirsg mih
aerial frmt sit rt of live wneUI, et art4
aa4el)JeiiheatiiH.tUe KKItr AIV
M 4 TIC Kit tt T BIT an. I tu tm 1st haw hmhawaWeaaiiJ saMiuuie ivwet
le euUlutaf the vkMss keresa a4 euMfulUng tie aH itekWni Here e4
r V euljr h't l lha weV( thai It an.oewL stvwwtl, uml am 4l by the HwWJ
N Ike fretUe l Crteit t Asuaaalav Use) ilsVe U4AMrily
DRITTt 37 COLLICB PLACS, HSW YORtf,
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