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ally valuable as a means
of reaching the farmers.
, Its circulation is as large
In Nebraska as the cir
culation of all the "f rrm
Give The Aluancb
iNDEPEXDKirr a trial If
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To Every Lover
, of the
Jk VOkUPTEEft WOPKEPS' GOppS.
Dear Reader : We are working for you and yours. And that
our work may be made effective to the utmost will you not help us
in. our efforts to reach and educate the people? We have no means
. -at command to send a canvasser to your neighborhood, and if we
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people. We must depend on voluntary help to advertise and intro
duce our paper, and we appeal to you for the cause sake, to help
us reach as many as possible in the circle of your acquaintance.
It need not be an expense to you. It need not take much of your
time. And by telling the truth about the Populist state paper and
handing copies to your friends you can easily induce them to sub
scribe. Is not this your part, your propaganda work? That we
may know our helpers and communicate with them we ask that you
sign and return the appended pledge, to do simply what you can for
The Alliance-Independent in the way of getting subscribers.
ALLIANCE PUBLISHING CO.
Knowing that in the great impending conflict with the money
power we must have votes to win; and that to gain votes we must
get the people to read the truth; and that this cannot be done un
less those now aroused bring one or more of our papers to the hands
and attention of their neighbors; I, therefore, freely and gladly
promise to do my share, and will exert myself to secure at least
five new subscribers for The Alliance- Ind epend ent , within the
next ten days, sending in subscriptions as I am able to get them at
Dated,:.;.7.;...:.;..189.; h - '
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Send Us la Ministers Names at Half
"t Price. ,
Bhbltok, Neb., Jan. 20, !94.
Enclosed I send P. 0. order for seven
subscribers, Including our minister. If
all the clergy could read The Alliance-Independent
every week there
would be a goodly number of them con
verted to the Populist faith. As soen
as they understand it they must preach
it. They cannot help It.
Just think of the enthusiasm created
by the ministry prior to and during the
war. . A person could hardly attend
church a whole day without hearing one
or more political sermons.
S. A. Beidy.
W, H. Woodruff of Pilger, Neb,
writes: "Enclosed find order fer $1.00
for subscription. I hate to miss my
paper, It is so Interesting. I am a pcor
snan and have only one leg and teach
r school for a living. May you prosper
In your career Is the wish of your friend
, and brother."
George Ober of Bridgeport, Connrctl
'cutt, writes: "If you send a few sample
copies of Thk Alliance-Independent
of different dates 1 will distribute them
; with other Reform literature among
meubers of the Socialist Labor Tarty
Section, and with expectation of subs
among then. We have never seen Tut
ALUANCB-Indepenoknt, and our com
mlttee Is after everything new and
vigorous in the line of anything de
signed to overthrow the very anarchy
of capitalism, itself."
"""" mmm """
'Tleae send me a sample copy of
: your paper and Mlgs, T. O. Huston,
' Eureka, Alabama," is the content of
, one card. We are having rails (or sam
ple copies frm many states, from all
parts of the country.
1 "Please send ms a sample copj vt Tun
At I livn luhinirrv Tk r..
feet ts good foi a grand laadsltd lalo
the rVpulist arty la this state, Ihm
wraU are dUgusted with the way their
party erlngee to tbe plutoarAey," H i
write 8. Y. liiadfoid of Ayr, CWCo
Jsha A iii. if I'kitfUU 111 fh.-
Tte msiJ ms a mwiU eopy of yosr
paper, 1 tud la lake It whsa I llv4
Is Nebraska. Would like to Uks it
N. M Morgan of Callaway, Neb.,
writes: , "Please find enclosed one dol
lar for your paper for another year.
You are doing a good work for the re
form movement. If we could only get
the reform papers in the hands of the
old party men. There are a great many
in this part ot the state will change
their vote next time. They are sick at
the stomach on account of the bond
question and bad times. The state
committee Bhoald make arrangement
for papers to be sent each committee
man in each township to be distributed
to tbe men not able to subscribe. 'y
W. F. Russell. Sec. of tho Silver
Ridge Farmer's Alliance, writes: "Our
Alliance thought they would get 25
copies of your paper for three months
sent to persons who would not them
selves take it. We think it will do
some good. Will send a list of ' the
names whom we wish papers sent to."
We print this to stimulate other Alli
ances to do likewise. Now is the time
to push the work ol education.
Jas. O. Fallon of Mead writes: "Please
find enclosed one dollar on my sub
scription to your most valuable paper.
Give them hell from the word go.
From your friend and well-wisher."
Knn- ta City Orala.
PtIcm wars quou4 t tb clone m follow:
No t bard wbaat. Wo; No I hrJ wheat,
toe No 4 hnnt wheat ftuo: rojected. 47o;
No. I red wu. u. ASio; Na S red wheel bt'io;
No rod wheel, ta
CoH Offertnse of white corn were larger
to 4t then (or some time paitaad H W He ot
the premium wes toil, hut mlied, com
old readily at firm prtcee kaoelpM ot
corn to-day, M care a year a io I9S ears. No.
I ml ted sold t lie Keaa City: N. I
mlied, 'o; No. 4, tt No 1 white,
No I white, SIHe No white u quoted
Bowioally at H it MenphU. No I bUioU, it
HAMA4 CITT LIVE STOCK.
Kse CiTV. Ma. Jen. M-Caltte-fte-eelputlaro
KturJy, iS. eale, VI htp-I-sl
Haturdav 4.IH rlr-J U Thenar
kt for itaere wat dull aad krly
teady esw falrtr MllT. tta4y to etroais
hull an 1 talvee aaebaatfed Teiaa cattle dull,
tree-e4 twef aaJ ehlpplat eteere Mfcilt tdt
Cwt end hifir It let Veiae aad l4ta
teore, ttlMM Tela sad la l la eowe,
ll Mj1 Mocker Md trdUiWi BiMed,
lm - tUMripU, tlaee Katurdar. .lllthtp
a4 KtluMar rri The ajtarket wa ult aad
but tteadr with the tuw Uttt lUtardaf.
Toe lopwutkH aa l hula et ealo liH I
in a. a.aiaM tusiais eat hul v( aalas If
OA m Mtttr4y
t'WMit Knu, la S.Ut Uy.
pad tuf-lty. t Tae aarket wat " 4
aawaaea Tho fUia are rweiewaaiaun
h vn nt w w rrw
H 1 W IWiittiitt "
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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 1, 1894
ENJOINED FROM STRIKING.
t'nlon I'arlflo Kiuployee Have Their Fay
Cut and Are Prohibited From Quitting.
Omaha, Neb., Jan, 30. TJn'on Pacific
labor circles were 6tirred to the ut
most depths when the order of Judge
Dundy reducing wages on tho system
was made public All employes in
every department are affected by the
cut, which amounts to nearly ten per
cent. Judge Dundy went his brothers
on the Federal bench one better, and,
not only enjoined the men from strik
ing, but cut their pay and ordered
them to work on at reduced pay.
The proposed - schedule does not
change the rate of pay on the Nebras
ka, Kansas and Colorado divisions ex
cept on light eight-wheel engines,
sixteen and seventeen-incb cylinders.
By the proposed schedule the wages
paid engineers, firemen, hostlers and
wipers will be reduced sixty one-hun-dredths
of a cent per mile, and the
wages, 8.50 cents per mile, will be in
excess of that paid by any of the
twenty-seven roads mentioned in the
statement except the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas and Great Northern.
Ia Nebraska on trainmen the cut is
from t to $15 per month, conductors
suffering least and brakemen most
The schedule is very carefully pre
pared, covering everything that could
be considered a portion of a brake
man's or conductor's work and specify
ing what he shall receive for the same.
Telegrapb operators are remembered
in the petition, and while no schedule
is fixed, as the receivers deem such
wholly unnecessary, it is agreed that
$49 shall be the minimum wages per
month paid in Nebraska and Kansas,
with a proportional larger minimum
The average reduction is 5.41 per
cent and the average reduction per
In the railroad history of America
this new schedule of the Union Pacific
will undoubtedly stand as one of the
most carefully prepared documents
ever presented to a federal judge de
signed by a railroad company to tide
it over rapidly decreasing earnings.
MURDER AT PITTSBURG KAN.
Mr. William Chapman, an Old Citizen, of
That Place, Foully Murdered.
Pittsbubo, Kan., Jan. 30. The foul
est murder ever committed in tbe an
nals of Pittsburg was perpetrated here
Saturday night The victim is William
Chapman, a prominent business man,
who was found dead under a counter
in bis store about 8 o'clock yesterday
morning by his wife, his throat cut and
several other wounds on the face. The
perpetrators had taken a rope from
the store and tied it tightly around
their victim's neck and wrists,
binding him so closely that physi
cians assert that he was strangled as
well as killed by the loss of blood.
The utmost confusion was observed in
the store, showcases being pushed out
of place, boxes overturned, etc., show
ing that Chapman had made a desper
ate battle for his life, A bloody knife
was found outside the store, where
the perpetrators had washed the
blood from their hands in the snow.
Twenty-eight cuts in all were found
on his body, nine on his left arm,
which evinces the desperate nature of
the struggle. The officers are tracing
a clue,, but it has yet developed
nothing. Bloodhounds will be placed
on the trail aa soon as they arrive.
Two gamblers of the city were ar
rested last evening and hurried to
jail. It is said they are suspected.
An Old Gradg-o Wiped Oat.
Watnesville, Mo., Jan. 30. John
Robinson shot and mortally wounded
James Vaughan and shot William
Bates, a spectator, in the thigh.
Vaughan met Hoblnson in the street
to settle an old grudge. Bates will
die. Hoblnson has fled.
Shot at m Weddloa; Beeeptloa.
CirvKT.AXP, Ohio, Jan. 30. At a
wedding reception at the residence ot
Henry Meyer, Annie Cowsn waa acci
dentally shot by LouUa Mayer, who
waaplayinjf with a small rifle. The
bullet lodged In Miss t'owen's brsln
and she will die.
Shoo rartorUe ttoatroyed.
8t. Louis, Mo., Jan. SO. Fire com
pletely destroyed the five-story build
ing, occupied by the Western boot and
shoeroinpany.end the Bernard-Gannon
alioe company, with all content.
Two hanarod enl fifty p?o(l are
thrown out of employment
SuBrlniadal of Itaafeett faatllalo.
Law he MR, Kan., Jan. SO. Mr. J, A.
Swelt, atalfttant superintendent at
llsakelt iHatitule, the I'nlteJ Mtates
Indian InJiulrlaJ a-hixj ortd st
Lawrvnoe, !' boea sr.iiutl aupsr
tuWtiJrnt of tho lU.heli Institute.
Tbs total number of letvrw U this
euntry, In.'luiUn womea satitlott to
voir, Is n,JkMu
Use NorthwMtera Ha ta ChU,
Lf raves, yawl train. UlUow IUJ
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STATEMENT BY THE SECRETA
RY OF THE TREASURY.
HIS AUTHORITY HOT QUESTIONED.
Under tho Act of 18TS He Can I woe
Bondea Therefore tho Validity of
tho Bond Can Not Do Affec
ted So Decided by the Fifty- .
, Second Confreee For What
Purpose la Not Clear.
New York, Jan.; 30. John O. Car
lisle, secretary of the treasury, has
made public the following statement:
"It has been erroneously published
in some newspapers that the commit
tee on the judiciary of the house of
representatives had agreed to and re
ported a resolution denying the au
thority of the secretary of the treasury
to issue and sell bonds, as proposed in
tbe recent circular, and these publica
tions have evidently made an unfavor
able Impression upon the minds of
some yvbo contemplated making bids
for these securities. The only resolu
tion in relation to this subject that
has been before the committee is as
Resolted, That It le the sense of the nouns
of repreeentatlvee that the aecretary hae no
authority under eilstinir law to la ue and (ell
bond of the United State except rucq an la
conferred upon him by the act approved Jan
uary 14, l87i entitled "An act to provide for
the resumption of specie payments." and that
the mode? derived from tbe sale of - bonds is
sued under that act can not be lawfully ap
plied to any purpose exoept thoao specified
It will be seen this resolution as
sumed that the authority to issue
bonds was conferred upon the secre
tary of the treasury by the act of Jan
uary 14, 1875, and that such authority
still exists, but it asserts tbe proceeds
of the bonds can not be lawfully used
except for the purpose of resumption.
The official stenographic report of
the proceedings in the committee,
when the secretary appeared before
it last Thursday, shows that his au
thority to issue bonds was not ques
tioned by any member, the only ques
tion being whether he could use the
proceeds for any other purpose than
the redemption tof United States
notes. Mr. Bailey, the author of the
resolution, distinctly admitted the
existence of the authority. Ad
dressing the secretary, Mr. Bailey said:
"The resolution does not impeach
your right to issue bonds; it expressly
recognizes it but questions your right
to apply the proceeds to any purpose
except those specified in the act"
The judiciary committee of the
house examined and reported upon
this same question during the Fifty
second congress, and it then conceded
the authority existed under the act of
1S75. The question as to the authority
of the secretary to use the money in
any particular manner, or for any
particular purpose, is wholly distinct
from the question as to his authority
to issue and sell the bonds. No matter
what he may do with the money, the
validity of the bonds will not be
affected, and there is, therefore, no
reason why anyone should hesitate to
invest in those securities on the
ground the proceeds might possibly be
used for other than redemption
Receipts and Kxpcndltnrva aa Reported to
the Interstate Commerce Comiulwlon.
Wasuimotox, Jan. 80. A p.-ellm-inary
report of tho incomes and ex
penditures of railroads in the United
States for the year ending June 30,
1893, has just been publiahe I by the
Interstate Commerce Commission.
The report Includes the returns from
470 operating companies, whoae re
ports were fixed on or before Decem
ber 1, ls'JJ, and covers the operations
of H5,8'VJ,5S miles of line, or eighty
seven per rent of the total nrx-rated
mllesge In the United Mates fur that
The grm earning- were l,05,R3,
HI. of which 333,o3.33 were from
freight srU'e, and t-t,63u,7i were
other earning from operation cover
tny receipt from telegraph, ue of
ears, switching charges, rents, eta.
The ope rating expends were 1711,
Kl.m, 7.'t r seat vt the grtw
esruing. testing nl earning of f I K),-
?A?,7ti, which U about .&u pvrtml in '
the eapnaiuaikm tl the roa.l rrV
A new feature la this report U the
oaiptUlluu of ettMiratW data for
tbe wnt rotttU fur the years Isuj and
!, covering the Item of net earn
logs and dividend. 1 hi show aa
lttirae over ltl la the net arnii.g
of U.o road ot ,T7.iT, and aa la
era la dividend of tl.Ml,), The
in vest tarried tw earoU sowowat af
ter the reduction oi an nxeu cuargea
and dividends was $10,048, 40.V
These figures do not justify the as
sertion that the twelve months ending
June 30, 1803, brought disaster to rail
ways and tbe conclusion therefore
that must obtain is that up to that
date the railways had not begun
to feel to any great extent
tbe effect of the commercial
and industrial depression which
in the latter part of the year
1893, resulted in placing many roads
and other properties in the hands of
THE KANSAS BATTLE BEGUN.
Populist Leader Issu tho First Cam
Topera. Kan., Jan. 30. John W.
Breidenthal, chairman of the Central
comraitte of the People's party of
Kansas, Unlay issued the first formal
address of the campaign of 1804 to the
people of the state. 1 1 is the jol nt work
of Breidenthal and Assistant Secretary
of State Zercher, with suggestions by
the members of tho committee to
whose judgment the original draft was
submitted. They began its prepara
tion two weeks ago and believe they
have covered every ground upon which
the Populists will make their fight
this year. It is as follows.
To the peoplo of Kansas: As repre
sentative of the People's party of
this state we deem it proper at this
time to address you with a brief re
view of the political situation from a
"Populist" standpoint and in this
manner call attention to the position
our party has occupied in the past, its
present attitude and its future pros
pects, alms and intentions.
Since tbe party we have the honor
to represent promulgated its platform
or principles, many events have tran
spired in our state and nation, which,
in our judgment, warrant an expres
sion from the. committee, to the end
that the people may know the true
position occupied by our party and
may be able to judge it correctly, and
while this committee realizes that it
is acting without instructions from the
membership of the party, it feels com
petent to give afair expression of
the views entertained and the
principles advocated and supported by
the party and believes that the time is
opportune for such an expression,
With this apology for addressing the
publio at this time we would call at
tention to the political events of the
past two years and the present polit
ical situation and ask all fair-minded
people to answer tie question, which
of the three prominent political par
ties of to-day has made true predic
tions as to the effect of the success of
either and the probable result of a
continuation of certain policies.
The address then goes into a long
explanation from a Populist stand
point of the legislative war last win
ter, and a defense of the state admin
istration. Further on it denounces
the bond issue. I teoncludes as follows:
We call attention to the attitude of
both old parties (in contrast with the
People's party) on the money question
as evidenced by their votes and tbe
public utterances of their representa
tives in congress upon the silver
question. The recent special session
showed their utter disregard of the
sentiment of their constituents and
the declaration of their platforms.
The vote in the house of represe Na
tives (the popular branch) was as
For free coinage at 16 to 1 Repub
licans, 13; Democrats, 100; Poi ulistcv
For gold standard Republicans,
109; Democrats, 110; Populists, 0.
For free coinage Eastern Repub
licans, 0 (cast of east line of Indiana),
For free coinage Eastern Demo
For free coinage Independent, 1
(Sibley of Pennsylvania).
Donovan of Ohio and Orady of New
York, Democrats, voted for free silver.
The per cent of votes ia as follows:
Republican members of gold stand
ard, bi per cent.
Democratio members of gold stand
ard, 34 percent.
Populist members of gold standard.
0 per cent
Republican members for free coin
age at 1Q to 1, 11 per cent
Democratic members for free coin
age at 14 to I, 40 per cent.
Populists for free coinage at 14 to t,
100 per cent.
Uu the contrary, tt Is with feellnsrs
of etifcUou and pride that we point
to the record of lb People's party rep- j
reaentaiive on the same question,
Th e demonstrate conclusively that
our party I tho only party that has
acted la gHl faith on theao quention;
the onlv prtjf whoae rvprvntat.ves
voted a umt for tua free and unlimit
ed eo.u of silver at Id of silver to I
of gold, tlie iv l-v redeetttlag It pledge j
to th pcotK j
lu vou;mm, o dwUrw that the j
wotMOtfe outlined In th timsha plat
frsu ran and will, If enacted lutw.ow,
bring relief, a ltd we appval to Mil
good people of Kanaaa, wh are will-;
lug t plav Howe and touutry above.
prty, U aalt wills a U this effort It
4cire Jut and etiultable Is giltUf I
I the laUrest tf the whale pol, t
The nationalization of
natural monopolies, ra.l
roads, telegraphs, &c;
, the nationalization of the
' a system of postal savings
' banks with clearing sjs
tem;and currency through
these Issued to the people
upon good security with
out Interest charge; also a
system of taxation to cut
oil the growth of land
8HE SUCCUMBS TO THE RAV
AGES OF CONSUMPTION.
PASSED AWAY AT HOME II EHGLAID-
She Was On of the Most Popular Aetreeeo
oa the Stag of Great Britain and
' America Her Death Wae Hot Da
pec ted, aa aha Was Compelled '
to Quit Acting Some Tim
Since Obituaries. .
Londov, Jan. 30. Roslna Vokes,tha
actress, known equally well in Europe)
and America as a comedienne, died
Saturday at her country home.
Death was not unexpected. Had sha
abandoned the attempt to complete)
her last tour in the United States ah '
might have been granted a longer
lease of life, as no doubt the exertion
of appearing when her health . de
manded Immediate retirement has
tened the ravages of the fatal disease.
She wished to continue her last tour
out of kindness for the members ot
her company. Her last regular en- 1
gagement was at Hooley's theater in '
Chicago, November 24 last From Chi- -cago
she went to Washingt.n, where
she gave three or four performaneea
at the National theater, bat these
were merely intended as a compliment
to Mollie Elliot Seawall, the author of
"Maid Marian," one of t!w last Vokea
successes.and were not Included in tha
company's engagements. A few days
after leaving Washington aha aalled
for home and sought quiet and rest at
Babblcombe, her country borne tn
Devonshire. - . '
THE CZAR SERIOUSLY ILL.
Russia's Kaler Bufforiag From Inflaeasa, ,
Bronchitis and Long Die,
8t. Petebsbubo, Jan. 10. The czar
is suffering from a severe attack of in- '
fluenza, bronchitis and inflammation of
tbe lungs. The lower part of his right '
lung is inflamed and his temperature
Saturday night ' was ' 103. It ia an
nounced to-day that he passed a .
Prince Esterhasy Dead.
Vienna, Jan. 80. Prince Nicholas
Esterhazy, the wealthiest noble of
Hungary and head of one of the most
distinguished of Hungarian houses, la
dead at the age ot 77. His property
consisted of twenty-nine - estates,
twenty-one castles, sixty towns and 440
villages, all of which now revert to
Prince Esterhazy, tbe son, who la
known the world over as an enthusias
tic) sportman and a young man rather
wild in his tendencies.
Ex-Congressman Calkins at Beet. '
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 30. Judge
William H. Calkins died this morning
of bright's disease, aged 53. Judge
Calkins was a member of congress
from Indiana from 1870 to 1883.
"MRS. HAYES HUSBAND."
Jus tic Brewer Hake a Not Compliment
ary Reference to tho x-Freldent.
Boston, Jan. 30. It has just come
out that at the Yale alumni banquet
last Wednesday night, Justice Brewer
of the United States supreme court,
in the course ot his speech after the
A p. ttifogger will do for a replevin
for a calf, but it takes a $23,000 lawyer
to be a successful counsel for a great
railroad corporation. Even Mrs.
Hayes' husband could make a re
spectable president in time of peace,
but it took Lincoln gentle, great,
sad to pilot the nation through the
majestlo times and the horrors of the
We want not only thorough scholar
ship, but Christian scholarship, for this
Is a Christian nation, not by force of
statute or constitution, but la the
hope and purposes of the faith of
tho who laid the foundation of our
national life aad have wrought its
glorlou hllory from Plymouth Rock
I IS 1,0 II
to the handwkh Islsml. lb Incar
nation of those purposes esn eom not
through the educational forces and In
stitution which the stale create and
direct, but only la and throuh tho
other educational institution! which
by voluntary aetion the highest faith
of the laditUlu! can (lad place sad
esprosftlun. Among suitt I'arUtisa
Institution all heart tura wiihlovinf
trust to our alma mater.
la portion of lit rMeh rwfrrla?
la "Mr. IUyv' httl u4"cread poo
iJertl fomutebt lUffur tin bn
quet was over h went to the reporters
prvaeut aad btViffd them ti rhastf
Ut aratenc. It I h general Nrlil
that aolitr at PrvsuUat list a a
prUlat wa Inteaded.
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