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VOL. V. LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY. JANUARY 11, 1894 NO. 30
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To Every "Lover
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in our efforts to reach and educate the people? I We have no means
at command to send a canvasser to your neighlprnood, ana 11 we
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duce our. paper, and we appeal to you, for the cruise' sake, to help
us reach as many as possible in the circle of jiour acquaintance.
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r f ALLIANCE. PUBLISHING CO. ,
Knowing that in the great impending conkict with the money
power we must have votes to win; 92i(Jthat to gain votes we must
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less those now aroused bring one or more of our papers to the hands
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five new subscribers for The Alliance-In em ent within the
next ten days, sending in subscriptions as I am able to get them at
club rates.'" ,"" ...
Clipped From Oar Letters.
Rushville, Neb., Dec. 30, 1893.
Well, my aear brother, I will do my
ery best to get five or more new names
tor you. I do not know how a man
claiming to be a Populist can do without
our state paper. I am reading ten In
dependent papers. I am an old man
and soldier. I tell you this banking
system has got to be changed, and that
soon. We have got to get control of
this state next fall, and of our govern
ment two years later, or we might as
well give up the fight, as all liberty will
I love your brave manner of going
for the Torye. Never give an Inch of
ground, stand like a stone wall. Let's
never surrender, never. Let's die first.
O, my God, will our children be
forced into the great army of the un
Ob, mothers of our beloved country,
aa you press your little ones to your
breasts and kiss away their little sor
rows, you cannot but ask, in the bitter
ness of anxiety, will my child be forced
into this army? Will my child become
a tramp? Will wy child be refused a
cri'st of bread from the Infamous snobs'?
D. M. SCOGQOH.
Iter. J. llantle Odgors, a Chicago
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MANY CHANQES PROBABLE.
Even th Bast Friends or th WlUoa
BUI Look for Amendment.
Wabhisotos, Jan. 9. The internal
revenue features of the tariff bill will
be passed on by tho ways and means
committee within a day or two. as
Messrs McMillin and Bryan have
about completed the draft which is to
be submitted to the fall Democratic
membership of the committee and
then to the full committee. The es
sential features of an income tax, an
increased ten per cent on whisky, a
tax on playing cards, etc.. are well
understood, but there remains to
be determined the details of
how the Income tax shall
be levied and collected. It also re
mains to be settled whether the inter
nal revenue feature shall be intro
duced as a part of the tariff bill now
before the house or as an Independent
measure. This point may cause much
trouble, as there is very determined
opposition, within and without the
committee, to making the internal
revenue feature, inclulnft the income
tax, an amendment to the general
tariff bill and rushing it through.
There is now reason to believe that
the committee Will report the income
tax proposition as a separate measure,
leaving the tariff schedules to makei
their way unhampered. But even
this course would not avail much as it
would bi wholly competent for any
member to offer an income tax amend
ment and this the Populists will be
sure to do.
The best friends of the bill no longer
expect to see it become a law in its
present shai e. They reluctantly ad
mit that even if it passes the bouse as
reported it is certain in the senate to
be subjected to amendments so num
erous and important as to practically
result in reconstruction.
The outlook for speedy action is
most unpromising. The more acute
politicians appreciate that business
will halt until the bill becomes a law,
and that if delay is prolonged until
too near the congressional elections
in November, exasperation and dis
content may not improbably send
back a Republican house. Selfish in
terest, however, seems to be insur
mountable at present.
It is said that some of the Demo
cratic senators have been interesting
themselves to some extent in the
fight which is in progress in the house
and the leaders have been advised
that what the members who have
been fighting the bill ask for as to
whether the income tax is to be made
a part of the measure or not, ouht
to be known to them. Senator Hill,
it is said, has advised Speaker Crisp
that the party was entitled to know
how much was to be incorporated in
In the senate a tax on coal, iron
and sugar and the rejection of the
income tax, seems prospectively prob
able, and other changes in the several
schedules increase the protection on
iertain well defended special interesta
GUATEMALA'S FREE LIST.
Man Articles Made Abroad to Be Ad
mitted Free of Charge.
Washixotos, Jan. 9. President
Barrios, of Guatemala has issued a
decree admitting free of customs
duties cattle and hogs, dried meats,
galvanized iron waro, wooden school
alphabets, coal pit tar, asbestos, print
ed, lithographed or engraved adver
tisements, apparatus for gas lighting,
electric aparatus, fire engines and
their appurtenances, plows, sand, rice,
baroaieters, paper money, iron
pumps, glsss globus, boats, fishing
tackle, sails, chains, oars, iron
buoys, pitch, mineral refuse, com
passes, codtish, wire or steel
cable, coal charcoal, catalogues,
maps, Itoman cement, II 1 e, coke,
collections for museums and cab
inet, cork, irucitles, lock iMitals,
sample bonks of drawings, writing
and tmbrolderr, glaxe l rouln paper,
emery, Hp&msh broom, sample books
of drawings, sperm, oakum, caa for
mathematical iiulrutuents, lighthouse
lanterns, stone titters, Pasteur's Bi
ters of compresard coal, country
views, fragments of wrecked vessa a,
French beans, dry traits, uaper or
cardboard design, nttterus. eopln
and models of ark chick-p, enirrsv
lug mud f Guatemalan artists,
grama (wheal grass), fuse for minora
pen. Imn, pities, assay fur
sees, lojKstnn s, odorless rlo-els,
flrebnek, fresh Vegetable, trlnted
books, Ineomotlres, cars, lumber,
hif. Urd. in ml U f machines, and
bttllditia and moulds formating aril
BcUl fliwort, sample without any
torn eerrUt value and the thst fcsve
value the duties nut ! cedft,
Ittftitnintf rW, tetritUum, raw '
Rttlurat ias of all kinds, slates sn I '
Sistd pencil, papier uitr!i, frer lout !
stent, u IU at .. lite nlm, , .
tin, piloting lUhWrsinhtitif
irt, euMkUn p)p, r, vit
rakes and hurra, il.o, f.niie,
Jt, seeks UUow, ed of diMrrt
sad ;ubts wu dd ait.ltfUss nf
ti'es lhriHiuir, ink f r t f Uitrirf,
irpe i t prmtiDir, j.psarse teuae,
y" end plain g-U
TARIFF DEBATE ON.
DEMOCRATS SUCCEED IN BE
! CURING A QUORUM.
IB. WILSON BEGINS THE TALK,
Naer Chsngea In the Vllion Tariff Bill'
Probable The Bett Frleud of the
' Measure Admit Tbst Kcl. Oat
1 look for Rpeedr Actloa Most
Vopromlslnir Other Late
. VYasbinotok, Jan. 0. The deadlock
2a the house - was broken to-day
without a resort to the use ot
the Reed , rules of the Fifty
first house. The order for the
arrest of absentees did it When the
roll call was ordered on 1 the question
of adopting the rule limiting debate
to January 25, on which date there
should be a final vote, the Republi
cans and Populists and a few Demo
crats adopted their old-tactics, but
189 Democrats more than a quorum
voted, and thus the obstructionists
t Then amid deep silence, Mr. Wilson
chairman of the ways and means com
mitte arose to open the debate on the
tariff bill which bears his name. Ho
said that no great question had been
so thoroughly brought before the
American people as the question of
tariff reform. For seven successive
congresses it had been the chief mat
ter of controversy in both houses.
For as long a period it had been the
chief matter of controversy in the
' fcss ' of tho - country, in - everv
congressional district, in the school
house and at the country store.
Thus thoroughly discussed both as to
general principles and as to practical
workings, the people had finally
reached a definite judgment and given
to this administration definite in
structions. With the house, as the im
mediate representative of the people,
the only part of the federal govern
ment resting directly upon popular
suffrage, was the constitutional au
thority to originate bills imposing
taxes. The bill about to be considered
presented a scheme of tariff reform
prepared by the appropriate commit
tee of this house, which it was now
for the house to consider and to deal
with in its own deliberate judgment
Every bill, Mr. Wilson said, cover
ing so wide a field of legislation and
dealing with so many objects must
necessarily represent in its details
some compromise of opinion among
those intrusted with its preparation.
Any bill passed by congress under
the present conditions at least must
necessarily represent snch a com
promise. He did not believe the coun
try would underrate the difticulties
confronting those who now attempted
to revise and form the tariff system.
Among these difficulties were the
dropping away of fr ends whose real
for reform was in proportion to the
square of the distance from their own
localities and their own industries
and other friends who differed in
Judgment as to the method now to
ie pursued. 8c also the great com
mercial distress which had in recent
months come upon the country para
lysing so many industries and throw
ing so many thousands out ot employ
ment, made the task ot reform the
more difficult, while it made the
necessity for reform more imperious
At what time, the speaker asked,
eould taxes be lessened with greater
justice and greater humanity than at
the time when thouands were atrug
glsng for the bare necessaries ot life;
and when eould congress with greater
timeliness and benefit strike some of
the fetters from production and trade
than when production was suppressed
by its burdens and trade hampered
by its restrictions.
A third difficulty In the way of re
form now waa the emptiness of the
treasury. Congress was called upon to
reduce taxes at a time when got em
inent debts were running so low that
revenues had ceased to meet dally t x- j
The speaker then Indulge I In a 1
lengthy ondlaujjul on the McKinley j
bill and the Harrison administration, !
When the hute met this morning
It watdeelared certain that the dead.
lH-k would bo brukrn aud the tariit
defeat would tp-a-lit tday, the dcpv-
ties for the snreant at arm having
brought back t-t Washington under .
the resolution tUturdar Messrs,
tsrrtwa ef Indiana, I'admtis.Demoera
ef New Janet, lelder, wmotrat.
New JerMv, Le fever of New York,
liaudall ef New York, Uunrt, Pom
ert, of North Carolina, tl.tKts i.f lUl
ftoi, IVtrnlsh. IVtattH'rat, ot New Jr
v, ah an, lVmHrV of I.Hn 4s
M,'t.4nrH, IWiq.M'rnW o' It ulh
lm. 'I l.-r, I ,iitr.tt ot f-mh Cm
e in , 'f.ii.H Hini.rt, A'l
IVtkMWrd, (,,. rst Nunit t'4re
lints llnlplp "f kns t i -1 1 t t'f
N'e v Jersi'V, ll'litr vt Nebraska,
rh-r ot Nw Ywt and Woouttr ef
VERY BAD FOR COUOHLIN.
Elentrlelnn Bardren Give Strong Testi
mony Axalatt the Ex-Detectl ,
Cikcaoo, Jan. 9. The corridors of
the court house were racked to-day
with people anxious to gain admit
tance to the Coughlln trial, the an
nouncement that the new state wit
ness, Frank Bardoen would be exam
ined, having caused a revival of inter
est in the case. As Judge Tutbill took
his seat and Bardeen's name was call
ed, a murmur of suppressed excitement
ran through the court room. He re
plied to the attorney's questions in a
In a distinct voice and seemed uncon
distinct voice and seemed undisturbed
by the interest he has created ,
"I was supervising engineer for the
Edgswater syndicate and waa at
tempting to get the engine at South
Evanston in order on the night of
May 4, and after finishing my work
went to the Edgewater station to see
a friend of mine who was in charge
there. Arriving about 10 o'clock, I
found him absent Ilia assistant waa
busy, so I went to the outside steps
and waited. I sat there on the steps
for some time, - It was between
1 and 3 o'clock. Hearing the
sound of a wagon approaching from
the west, I stood up and saw a long
wagon drawn by a dark horse Just
about to cross the track. Three men
were in it but two Jumped to the
ground and walked a the rig came
across the tracka Just as the wagon
was leaving the last rails, the horse
was in front of me Over the door
was a strong thirty-two candle power
incandescent light a locomotive head
light and as thero was a switch be
side the door I turned it on. The
lamp threw a strong light south
across the road. There I saw plainly
tho long wagon, the horse and three
"Did you see anything in the
"Yes, sir; there was a box or chest in
tho wagon. It looked to me like a
tool chest On it one of the men was
"Now where were the men who
walked by the wagon?"
"One of them walked on the south
side next me and the other walked
"Did you know either of those men?"
"The man walking behind the
wasron about six feet"
"Who was he?"
"Daniel Coughlln," replied Bardeen
calmly and clearly."
"What aid Daniel Uoughlin do?"
"He sprang for the opposite side of
the wagon and when it partially hid
him he walked rapidly, to the South
until his form was lost inthe shadow
of the trees on the other side ot the
road. The other man, who wos walk
ing, followed Coughlln into the shad
ow and they, with the wagon, went
on toward the lake until 1 lost sight
Upon cross examination Judge Wing
succeeded In confusing tho witness
badly. "That midnight journey
souuds like Gulliver's travels," he
said, "like a weird tale from Arabian
The witness became more and more
confused as the searching examina
tion continued and when the court an
nounced a recess seemed upon the
verge of fainting.
THE IRRIGATION PROBLEM
lavestlt-atloa of the Geological Survey
Completed Prospect Not Floe.
Washington, Jan. 9. The inves
tigation ot the water resources of the
United States, undertaken by the geo
logical survey, haa been practically
completed. The work was commenced
In October, 1SS9, with the object
of determining tho quantity ot
water available for Irrigation of
the arid land ot the wet or for
use as waiter power. The mmt active
field work waa carried on in les'tfO,
and studies have been made ot moat
ot the drainage basn ot the luota
meridian, as well aa several of the
Vatehments" ot the Kaat 'I he sol
entils Ucvoiod a Urge part of the
time t examining the "run off" of
the Missouri, Arkansas, Ulo Urande
and ttnahe river.
it dojs not ap-.ear probable," said
(lenrge I.att Newell, ' that s high as
ten tH-r rent of the land atw owned
by the governeteut can ever be Irri
gated. In fict there U not sadWIeat
water to brinif under cultivation aa
area etalt that whleh has psssed
Into the band of Individual an I r
!Mrettn. There are, however, local
ities where thousands ut at?rta be
prod laid r Irrigated b the tonstrue
tk'i ot diu aud ;ri'fftii4 eaeaia"
stums tYltl4 a ,
Misaot Hi Vaiiav, Nb,, Jan. a
The M I'aul p4afr Irate en the
Nuttattra road was wrecked thle
wrainff Jt as it lue. tt the "Y"
am l the lediea and the aleepef
thro down a tn uiteaMat
and M r f fit-. I ,Vlr '. W leas
l.ir tt th uy lUlteL Ne f
the vlher isss or tra'f svea
wsre seriously haft
A CHICAGO PAWNSHOP ROBBED
OF $10,000. ;
BOBBED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT,
The Proprietor, Bis Clerk, and a CM14
Bound and Gagged While Three Des
peradoes Oo Through the laf aa.
Ilelp Themselves to C Terr
thing in Slght-They Then
tv Quietly Disappear,
' Chicago, Jan. 0. Three desperadoes
captured between 13,000 and 110,000
worth of plunder in Samuel Green
burg's pawnshop at SS West Randolph
street, between the city hall and the
Deeplatnes street police station, dur
ing business hours and escaped,
though police officers were soon put
00 the alert Lionel Greenburg, a
clerk and a child who entered the
place were bound and gagged.
About 8:30 o'clock, while Lionel
Oreenburg was alone in the office,
having previously unlocked the safe
and begun busying himself about his
usual duties, a stranger entered and
asked to be shown a fur cap. Oreen
burg lead the man to the rear of th
store and began showing bim an as
sortment ot caps. Suddenly the man
seized him and threw him to the floch
At this moment two others entered
and joined in the attack on the clerk,
who is 23 three years old and of slight
build and who was soon overcome.
The thelves bound the clerk's hands,
gagged him witk a red handkerchief
and tossed his helpless body into a
corner. Clothing and loose articles
In the store were piled over him until
he was almost hidden from view. On
man stood guard over the corner and
his confederates started for the safe.
The outer door of the safe waa
closed but not locked, but valuable
property in the safe was protected by
an inside compartment locked with
keya These were in Greenburg's
pockets and the robbers made him
give them up.
Opening the small drawer the rob
bers found property valued by Samuel
Greenburg, the proprietor, at nearly
$10,000. lie says there were a number
of diamonds and gold watches and
8500. One diamond, lie says, weignea
eight carats and was worth $300. .
The robbers took a small satchel
from the stock and dropped into it
the contents of the tray.
Greenburg next occupied their at
tention. He wore a diamond stud and
a gold watch and chain. These articles
were added to the plunder deposited
in the satchel.
As the men were preparing to leave,
Mary Clements, a child of the family
occupying rooms above the pawn
shop, ran down stairs to learn the
time of day. One of the robbers
seized her and binding her hands
marched her in a corner near Green
burg. After a few moments' further delay
the robbers left the office.
Greenbur? succeeded in loosing him
self when the man who had guarded
him with the revolver left and ran
out to the street aa one of the Clem
ents family was entering to find the
child. Hurriedly telling his story he
started on the run for the Desplalnes
street police station, where a large
number ot officers were at once put
upon the case.
HIS 8ECOND TERM BEGUN,
Goveraor MeKlolejr, of Ohio, Agsla Ia
aagaraUd III Addres Non-rriliaa.
Com?m1'S, O., Jan, ft Governor Mi
Klnley's Inauguration to-day to a see
oud term as the chief executive ot
Ohio, was more of a social than a po
litic! event Colonel James Kill
bourne, a leading business and society
man, and a possible Democrats nomi
nee saute day for congress, was chair
man of the eommittee on re?tlon,
and Lincoln l Hitter ot the .tturmaa
club, the famous lkmoertie organisa
tion, wa one of the principal aide 14
the rh'ef marsh! Other Itamoerata
of kl tte or nstlanal reputation were
f.eptc uu In the sere bob Wa, It
was, perhaps, on this actual that the
fttvernor retrained Irvua luucalo
pevUtly tu dtttoal toilc.
NO N KW MONETARY CONORtlt
A Not las . I ftetftwat'e
ftmef MJ raW
Lsov,. Jat tt. - A Kie wkieh tae
Isle lUrutt hrlvres, reveutiy lU'gUa
minister ta I'uliud, sent t l-ord
U waa tarry, Kruy ef stste f f e
lfie s 61 re, was i-t.le puUUi UUa.
It af that ta ll.i-i fMern-steat
ha rvlvd a dupst a. 014 We.
lojft.ut, fie the preside at vf the
I aited Mete, aatief that he does
a fl eatit pu t ak that a
w niiei' euntreue be eathed,
1 he s.u telorrvd t was seat to Mr4
rweeUrrr Jietsutber It last
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