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Conservative estimates place the
people's party rote in Ohio at 50,000.
This after only a six month's campaign,
with no money and few speakers, is an
excellent showing. Alliance Watch
In a recent issue of one of our Kan
sas exchanges, the resnlt of "31's cam
paign was given in one column and in
the next was a call for a meeting of the
county committee to lay plans for the
campaign of ti. Iowa Tribune.
Cold is not money; silver is not
money; copper is not money; nickel is
not money; paper is not money, until
they are made such by law. Intrinsic
value has no more to do with money
than the weight of a hog has to do with
the number of ounces in a pound of
pork. Pittsburgh Kansan.
The moment loans from the gov
ernment shall be granted upon the im
proved lands of the country, that mo
ment the lands will be in demand.
Everybody will find it desirable to
have property that is good security for
a government loan. The land-loan
UNITED WE STAND.
The Combined Forces of United Labor
scheme is the "sheet anchor" of all our
hopes. Every intelligent farmer will
stand by it St Louis Monitor.
Senator Plumb says the people's
party is dead! Look out granger and
city toiler. These utterances of the
wwtw- i r
piuies are to discourage, rney a'e
lies of the lowest stamp The people's
party lives it will live until it has
tossed the carcass of the present finan
cial system into nil. It will live until
every dealer of money becomes no
f longer a debt-creator by its method of
existence, but a debt-lifter. It will
-live till ten million stomachs are no
longer belted with a eilk sash, woven
by the hands of toil to deck the rotund
bodies of money-dealers. It will live
jmtil he who produces will be the
- "measurer of profits. It will live until
the toilers' children can rise into the
Wgher in life. Listen not to the lies of
to aristocracy. They are the rifle
pits of the old order of despotism. Let
"humanity" and justice bo the breast
. 4 work of the new order. Great West
"He that laughs last laughs best" is
"an old but true adage, and particularly
applicable to the result of the elections
t In Kansas. As the official returns come
in the fact is proven beyond a doubt
that the people's party has not only
held its own, but has actually made
gains all over the state. The vote as
accredited to the people's party last
pear was larger than the people's party
vote this year, but the fact that the
people's party vote last year was aug
mented by democratic votes is studious
ly avoided in the comparisons made
this year by old party organs and poli
ticians. This, of course, is done to
create the impression that there has
been an actual falling off of the peo
ple's vote, when the real truth is that
the new party has made gains every
where, and the best evidence of this
fact is that it required a combination of
both old parties to' make a showing as
one. Topeka (Kan.) Alliance Tribune.
There are several surprises in store
for the country by the legislatures
elected Tuesday of last week, in which
the alliance members of the United
States senate will be increased. The
news does not crop out in the asso
ciated press dispatches, but it is in
volved in the results and will develop
at the proper time. Those who sup
pose that alliancemen were napping
during the progress of these campaigns
will be undeceived at the proper time.
The alliance membership in the recent
elections attended strictly to business.
While the leaders were busy whooping
ap the havseeders, they were also busy
fixing to capture the legislatures and
to secure the election of senators who
will be in accord with their demands
for relief sod their purposes to be put
en ma equality with all other vocations
sad businesses, where there will be
"nqal rights to all sad special favors
I (TV-touose." .That they have succeeded
-r "ibeyoad tie roseate expectations of
tbeu-rrtenas a source ot conn ''?
tkm sad .joy- It may be conndenUr
(expected, a result of the elections
. j last week, that three, if not four,
t TJalted States senators will be seemed
la accord with the farmers minomonl
i -Blow! r bat aarerr the onward 'aarea.
of rigStand justice is assured to those
'whose labors are founded ia faith sad
-rged 'a-thefear'aadadmanittoaof the
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A STRONG PLEA
For RMttiK lfi raVor of Trades Union
lly the r. A. and I. V.
Now that the Farmers' Alliance ot
Kansas has passed resolutions chain-,
pioning the cause of united labor, and
the farmers everywhere show a disoosi
tion to take more kindly to the wags-
workers of the citlea it is but fitting
that the causes which contributed n
this desirable end ahould be made
known and that the arguments which
brought it about be laid before
organized labor in order that it may
note the trend of sentiment In alliance
circles. In conjunction with personal
letters to the leaders of the Kansas
alliance the following extract from an
article in the Topeka Advocate of
September 16 l.y George U Ward, ot
this cily, probably had as much influ
ence on the alliance as any other:
"And now, Mr. Editor, let us elimi
nate from this discussion the supposed,
or, perhaps, I should say the desired(?)
antagonism betwen the laborers in tli
cities and the toilers on the farms.
There is and can be no antagonism.
The interests of honest lecrltim&fe
labor are identically the same every
where. Specially is this the case with
the farmer and the city laborer. With
DIVIDED WE FALL.
will Prove Invincible in their Onslaught
them price- is simply an exchange of
products. All industries are based upon
the .'criiiLg industry and the farmers
and their dependents form two-fifths of
the consuming customers of the city in
dustries. A prosperous agricultural
community always builds up and main
tains a prosperous city or town. The
more money the farmer has the better
customer does he prove to the city
manufacturer. This is not a fight be
tween city and country labor, but a
fight between nnited labor on the one
hand and usurers, gamblers, specula
tors, exploiters and labor's despoilers
and oppressors generally. Whatever
of good the farmer gains will result
beneficially to all those engaged in
honest legitimate labor, whethre of
production or distribution.
"The farmers and their dependents
number at least two-fifths of the popu
lation of -the United States, and an
other two-fifths depend upon the pros
perity of the farmer for means of sub
sistence. The farmers, if all enjoyed
equal opportunities and privileges,
should purchase, use, consume and en
joy two-fifths of the total products of
manufactured goods and merchandise
produced in the United States and the
same proportion of all imported goods.
For these commodities the farmer has
nothing to offer in exchange except the
product of his farm (grain and ctock).
When the farmer ceases to produce, all
trade and commerce must also cease, as
the product of the farmer feeds the na
tion and pays for all goods, wares, mer
chandise and commodities -consumed,
used, worn and enjoyed by the whole
people. Whatever portion of the farm
er's produce is diverted and absorbed
from the direct channel of commodity
exchange, while it may tend to enrich a
few individuals, has a tendency to im
poverish the bulk or masses of the peo
ple. Why? Because of one simple fact
in political economy, L e., that were all
labor profitably employed, there could
and wonld be no surplus. In other
words, there is no such factor as "over
production." The trouble is faulty dis
tribution and nnder-consumption. The
interests of all are reciprocal The
amount of merchandise, commodities,
etc, that the farmer can consume is
gauged and limited by the amount of
net proceeds he realizes for the products
of his farm. The more he buys, how
ever, the more work is furnished the
laborer in manufacturing pursuits. It
even takes more clerks to wait upon
prosperous than unfortunate farmers.
On the other hand, the laborer's ability
to buy and consume farm product is
is limited and ganged by the amount of
worlc he procures and the wages he re
ceives. But the root and basis of this
whole reciprocal arrangement is the
net price the farmer receives for his
products. If transportation and mid
dle men absorb unnatural and unrea
sonable toll and fees, then, while a few
railroad magnates and "balls and.
bears" may "become millionaires (as,
indeed, lasaay hare become), yet the
miniris of the people will suffer sad
become impoverished while legitimate
basfawss will languish and die." Kan
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Uitof PtiadftM Will Triumph Over a
Corrupt rintoeracr. Bat Not Without
Conflict or Tears.
The recent elections teach us a
lesson and therein is not one line of
discouragement Let us review the
Before the tiartv of lh nennln U
fully born at least before it has been
clothed it has been a most powerful
faction in the Empire State of the
union. We had no ticket in New
York; practically, except in local
matters and there victories have been
In Ohio one of the greatest -cam:
paigns ever carried on in thd United
5tatcs iias just been closed. McKinley,
the banner bearer of the grand old
party, was the stake. With his down
fall came the absolute and irretrievable
destruction of the republican partyl
This is the truth. It was made a
mighty issue by design. Why? Be'
cause it was easier to pour the corrup
tion fund of the national organization
into one state than to find an
overpowering flood of money for
the whole nation. To carry Ohio was
to revive a paralyzed party. To lose
Ohio was to bring a total break up.
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The Citadel of Plutocracy is
In Ohio the mighty struggle was made.
What do we see? New York over
whelmingly democratic, Massachusetts
a democratic governor, Iowa demo
cratic, Near Jersey democratic, but
Ohio saved. But the victory was not a
crusher to us. Eight short weeks ago
the people's party was an unknown
factor in that state, and last week it
polled 30,000 to 50,000 votes. Surely we
feel encouraged when we think that
the democratic party took np the silver
issue to win our voters for us.
In Kansas the democratic party and
the republican nnited the judicial
ticket being the only issue. In two
districts the people's party defeated
both combined, and were nearly vic
torious in the seven or eight others.
In South Dakota the republican party
won by a slight majority, and in Ne
braska there is still doubt about the
issue. Bnt only about fifty per cent
of the vote in these states was cast
Now, what does this mean? It means
that the people's party is in its infancy
its swadling clothes and is now
merely entering the mighty fray yet
to decide the destiny of the hnman race !
The people's party has vital, living
principles. Its dogmas once born can
never die. It will be in the field hence
forth and forever, as long as human
weal is in issue among the contending
factions of the human race. It is im
possible for it to perish. This scatter
ing election in five of its Outposts is
merely the early picket-work of forces
entering into the greatest and grandest
struggle ever enacted upon this planet
But this outpost work demonstrates
that there is to be no sudden revolution
in the minds of men. It is not to be a
bugle-battle. It is to be stern, con
tinuous, savage and fatefuL It will
not be fougnt in linen dusters. Armor
must be put on and labor must settle
down to the stern fact that men's work,
not child's play, is before them. Great
THE PEOPLE ON TOP.
The People's Party Proves Its Ability to
Cope With the Two Old Parties In S2.
The associated press dispatches fol
lowing election day were extremely
discouraging to those friends of the
people's party not thoroughly versed in
plutocratic tactics. The daily papers
and telegraph lines are in the enemy's
hands. Everything was distorted and
colored tosuit the desires of the money
power. To believe their reports wonld
be to admit the annihilation of the
people's party. So we bided our time
and set to work to get reliable reports.
The result has been much better than
our most sangn'n: ov-v U UUe z
returns are not yet all in from Kansas.
Nebraska and South Dakota, we know
that we have held ocr own and cast a
largely increased percentage over last
year of the total vote.
Last year there were three tickets in
the field ia Kansas for state officers.
'Taking the head of the ticket for a
basis, the people's party cast thirty
nine per cent of the total vote. In a
great majority of the counties last year
the democrats voted with the people's
party for county officers. This year,
with the exception of a few counties,
the demoeraUras a party voted with
The people's party stood alone aad
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carried many counties completely, and
in many others divided honors with the
fusionlsts. We know at the present
writing tnat the people's party have
elected from one-third to one-half of
the county officers in spite Jo f the fusion
of the two old parties, and have elected
two circuit judges to seven for the
In many counties where the fusion
ists elected every man the majorities
were very small and a comparison df
rotes shows that the people's party
were able alone to cast from 45 to al
most 50 per cent of the total vote. In
less than ten counties of the state, all
republican strongholds, do the people's
party cast less than 33 per cent of the
total vote. In Wyandotte county, one
of the most populous counties of the
state, the people's party increase their
vote nearly 300 per cent
The average vote of all the counties
in the state will show that in but a
very small percentage of the counties
did the people's party cast less than 45
per cent of the total vote, in many
counties it cast over 50 per cent of the
vote and in some cases 60 to TO per cent
Summing up for Kansas we find that
the people's party has not only held its
own but has increased its vote from
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Tottering to Its Downfall.
seven to ten per cent more of the total
vote of the state. It is entirely safe to
say that the people's party in Kansas
this year has cast 47 per cent of the
total vote as against 39 per cent last
year. Next year the two old parties
cannot fuse in Kansas, and the people's
party holding its own as it has for the
past year will cast a large plurality
over both old parties.
In Nebraska the resnlt has been
more surprising still. We don't know
for certain yet who has been elected
supreme court judge, but the majority
is very small either way. Last year
there were three tickets in the field for
state officers, and each party polled
about 33 per cent of the total vote.
This year the democrats put no ticket
in the field and the democratic leaders
did all in their power to help elect the
republicans. The results show that
the people's party cast but a very small
fraction if any less than 50 per cent of
the total vote, or a gain of 17 per cent
in a single year.
In South Dakota the returns are
very meager, but enough Is known to
warrant the statement that in spite of
the small vote cast by the farmers, the
people's party cast a much larger per
centage of the total vote than last year.
In Iowa the people's party vote is in
creased from 300 to 400 per cent over
the vote of 18S9, and Uncle Dan Camp
bell, "the grand old commoner," has
been elected to the state senate by a
In Michigan; where there was no or
ganization, the people's party nomi
nated a candidate for congress In the
Fifth district to keep up appearances.
Fully 5,000 votes were polled in that
one district showing that at the same
rate for the state, there are 90,000 peo
ple's party votes in Michigan.
Even in monopoly-cursed Colorado
the people's party poll twenty percent
of the total vote, and carry one county,
at least with a sweep.
We not only have no reason to feel
discouraged, but we have every reason
to feel jubilant We have held our
own; we have made big gains on the
total vote; we have compelled the old
parties in Kansas and Nebraska to fuse;
we have given the lie to the reports
that the party is going to pieces; we
are in better fighting condition than
ever. The people will learn how badly
they have been lied to by the old party
press concerning our vote. Lies don't
win in the long run. Gird on your
armor and continue the fight Non-
Foraker is confidently expecting to
rocceed Sherman as United States
senator froin Ohij. and Foraker will
be certain not to do it Sherman, Fos
ter and Foraker are three aspirants,
not one of whom will be in the United
States senator as a successor of John
Sherman. Who will succeed Sherman
is not now known, but be will be some
republican in accord with the iTHsnm
demands. That is all the alliance con
tended for in Ohio, and It won it
Montgomery (Ala.) AUianea Herald.
Our democratic exchanges had their
roosters oat last week era whf ler
victory for tariaT reform. -The repub
Hesa apostles were out with reasssrs
that Sopped taear whsfs fat high jr
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IT HAS BEEN TRIED.
The Use or Land as a Ilan'a For Money la
Not a New and Untried Experiment.
The demands of the Farmers' Al
liance for government loans upon land,
at two per cent interest, is no new or
untried scheme. The same thing
worked admirably in the early history
of Pennsylvania. It met with unquali
fied success in the state of Now York,
and its success has never ceased to be a
mattcf of congratulation to the people,
who loaned their school money to
farmers with the very best results.
In Oregon the thing is now in vogue,
and if we are to believe reliable, un
biased authorities the people of Oregon
are abundantly satisfied that the
principle of making government loans
oi money, direct to the people is not
only a saie, but very desirable one to
put in operation. Of course, every
proposition to loan the people their
own credit, in the form of treasury
notes at a low rate of interest has al
ways met with the violent opposition
of bankers, who are loaning (their
debts) at a'high rate of interest Bank
ers have always contended that bank
notes (bank debts) were much safer
and better, at a high rate of interest,
than the treasury notes at low rates of
interest Self interest has made them
ardent advocates of the rather equivo
cal proposition that government credit
loaned at bank counters at high rates
of interest for the benefit of
the banks, is much safer
and better for the people than the same
government credit loaned over treas
ury counters directly to the people, at
low rates of interest!
Fifty years ago Switzerland passed
through much the same ordeal that the
farmers of the United States are now
enduring. Bank issues of money at
usurious rates of interest had impov
erished the people. They were mort
gaged heavily, and there was a pros
pect that the usurers would soon take
the lands in settlement of the mort
gages. Then the patriotism of Stampli
suggested a remedy. A government
bank was established. The public
credit wss printed on notes, and these
notes were loaned to the farmers on
mortgages running thirty years at 3f
per cent interest the borrower to pay
one-thirtieth of the principle back an
nually. The old mortgages were taken
up. Shylock kicked, but of no avail.
The people were relieved, and they
have since been happy and prosperous,
because they had the sense to see that
they could use their own credit for
money and profit by the transaction.
Shall the Money ttharks or the Govern
ment Supply the People' Need?
If you go to a neighbor to borrow
money he either demands personal in
dorsement or takes your crop, live stock
or real estate as security. If your note
is accepted without security it is be
cause you are worth in reality or per
sonalty more unicumbered property
than yonr exemptions. If personal
security is accepted it is because your
indorser is worth more realty or per
sonally than his exemptions. Approved
security at a bank means the signature
of a man who is worth property in suf
ficient amounts over and above exemp
tions to cover all the risk of the loan.
This clearly shows that after all land,
or the products of land, are by their
natural fitness made the basis of all
loans. Then why such a wild hurrah
about making this same security a
basis of government loans? It would
deal out greater satisfaction under the
alliance proposition than now, for two
First It would be made an actual
bona fide security in the way of a col
lateral. This would be a more substan
tial assurance to the creditor (the gov
ernment) than it now is to the individ
Second, It would be a great relief
to the debtor because of the privilege
to borrow at two per cent It is not
the ten or twelve per cent interest
exacted by private money lenders which
makes their security good. The same
security exacted by the government at
the actual cost of issuance would be
just as proof as it now is. But it is
proposed to make the government
doubly safe by actually placing within
its custody the collateral security.
It is only a question of whether or
not the government will surrender its
power in the premises to selfish specu
lators. Shall money sharks bo licensed
to constitute themselves intercessors
between the government and the peo
ple? Or will the people say that the
government shall serve their needs?
Too Much Politics.
That is what is the matter with
the people, or, rather, too much
partisanship. There is much more
politics in the country among the
people than there is at the official cen
ters among the politicians. Go to
Washington during a session of con
gress, or to any ot our state capitals
during a session of the legislature, and
you will see the men that abused eaeh
other before the people, each making
it appear that the other was the
most dangerous character that
could be put in office see them at
the capitals and yon find them arm
in arm, hail fellows well met chums
and brothers. Go to Ohio and see both
republicans and democrats rallying to
the support of John Sherman tofecuro
his re-election to the United States sen
ate in the interest of the money power.
Go to Kansas and see democrats and
republicans joining in conventions and
nominating joint tickets, fusion tickets,
to defeat the people. If the leading
politicians can do this, why need farm
ers fall ont and fight on the question
of party? Farmers allow themselves
to pnt too mnch faith in party, when
really there is very little difference in
the parties so far as the interests of
the farmers are concerned. Mt Ver
non (Ills.) Progressive Farmers.
Tit for Tat.
Our debts stand for our investments
and not for our losses. They represent
our enterprise and not our misfortune.
our property and not our poverty.
KanffSB Republican League.
If the above is true, wn- do these
same republicans howl so when IVITir
aad Simpson tell the facts about our
indebtedness? They are only advertis
ing our property and enterprise and
not our poverty. Is it possible our re
publican friends don't want the outside
world to know how enterprising we
are aad how much property we possess?
I object to all this abase that is neaped
upon Peffer aad Simpson simply be
aaseNthey -are advertising our vast
wealth sad wonderful enterprises. If
' wbt represents -property and eater- .
pi aw, then the greater our debts the
we are. Barely R is no ds
to to be enterprisiag or to
THE WORLD AT LABGE.
Of tha Dally Kewa
WajRHEroTO'T war authorities do not
expect any serious Indian troubles in
Or the 608.080 ounces of saver offered
for sale to the treasury department on
the 18th 430,000 ounces were purchased,
ranging in price from 80.9475 to $0.9490.
Each one of the speakership contest
ants expresses confidence ia his ability
to win. Mr. Crisp's friends think he
will succeed on the first ballot
Mb. Cbxso Cjesab, of Washington,
the American agent of the national
party of Hawaii, recently said that that
party was expected to overturn thd
present government and set up a re
The last annual report of Secretary
of War Proctor is made public. He
praises Indian soldiers aad makes
many recommendations of Interest to
The Cherokee commission and the
committee of the council of the Chero
kees are holding secret conferences
SzcBKTABT Foster is confined to his
bed by an attack of the grippe result
ing from a bad cold which he con
tracted while in New York.
The people of McDonald, Pa., have
decided to organize a vigilance com
mittee to cheek incendiarism, which
has become alarmingly frequent
The United States cruiser Newark
sailed from Boston on the 18th.
The marble and onyx works of Hen
ry Volkenning, New York City, were
completely ruined by fire, causing a
loss estimated at 975,000.
At Perry, N. Y., two passenger cars
left the track and rolled down an em
bankment thirty feet Mr. Hoyt of
Rochester, was seriously injured and
his wife was killed. Baggageman Hans
had several ribs broken.
The Youghiogheny express struck a
wagon at the southwest branch cross
ing, Greensburg, Pa. Three of the oc
cupants were killed and the remaining
one fatally injured.
The Lester boot and shoe factory a
Binghamton, N. Y., was struck by a.
heavy gale recently; The north wall
was blown down and a serious panic
followed. Fortunately no one was
Two express trains on the Philadel
phia & Erie railway collided at Jersey
Shore, Pa, and Lum Ray and Harry
Bard were Instantly killed and Engi
neer Willing had both legs broken.
Twelve passengers were also Injured.
The Boston Home Market club en
tertained some leading high tariff men
at a banquet on the 19th. When Mc
Klnley's name was mentioned he was
cheered as the future president He
made a speech lauding the tariff. Sen
ators Hoar and Aldrich and ex-Speaker
Reed also spoke.
Iff Faneuil halt Boston, on the 19th,
Wildred Laurier, the Canadian states
man, was given a public reception by
prominent merchants and spoke ear
nestly for reciprocity between Canada
and the United States.
W. J. Florescx, the renowned
comedian, passed away unexpectedly
in Philadelphia on the 19th. Death
was painless and bad not been antici
pated. Fbauk Aurr, the New Hampshire
girl murderer, has been found guilty
and sentenced to be hanged the first
Tuesday in December, 1893.
The Coney Island jockey club an
nounces that the Suburban handicap
next year will be valued at 825,000, an
increase of S10.000 over that of this
year. The Futurity stakes for 1894, en
tries for which will close January 1
next, will have (17,500 added to its
value, which is S5.000 more than that
The football match at Springfield,
Mass., was won by Yale with a score
of 10 to Harvard 0.
The four men buried by a cave-in of
a water conduit in Brooklyn were dead
The ninth annual convention of the
international association of fair and
exposition managers began in Chicago
on the 17th.
Reports from South Dakota are that
the wheat harvest is so large it cannot
be handled and storage has given ont
James R. Thompson, of Colorado, who
has stood foremost among the stock
men of western Texas for a number of
years, is now at large, eluding arrest
on charges of forgery, swindling and
misappropriating funds amounting to
$40,000 or 850,000.
Chicago is worrying over the possi
bility of a coal famine as a resnlt of
the Indiana miners' strike.
The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Horse
men's association offered 850,000 for a
champion stallion and 925,000 for a
three-year-old raco next August
Joseph Carter, a farm hand, was
killed by an enraged bull owned by
Police Commissioner J. M. Sankey at
Terre Haute, Ind. Carter was gored in
a horrible manner.
Two of the largest wholesale houses
in St Paul, Minn., was destroyed by
fire on the 18th. Loss, $1,000,000.
Atx the property of J. W. Collins,
president of the broken Cheyenne
(Wyo.) National bank has been at
tached, though it largely exceeds his
The National Farmers Alliance
delegates spent the second day discuss
ing the executive representation. A
resolution by Maeune to cut the repre
sentation was finally adopted. The
anti-aub-trEasury protest wss sent to a
committee. The F. M. B. A. did Utile
The national mining congress opened
at Denver, CoL, on the 18th. A free
silver speech by Senator Stewart of
Nevada, was the feature.
Jehoiah Bowex. aged 75, died on the
MthatRIpoa, Wis. He was the chief
helper of A. F. Bovay, who is credited
in Flowers' history with being the
founder of the republican party.
W. H. Bbotkextox, the man who at
tempted to trundle a wheelbarrow from
cUn Francis o to Chicago on a wcgrr,
died at La Junta, Col, of mountain
Tax U unices of the Chicago Baptist
enrrersity are oat with aa appeal for
tl.0ee.M0 for a building fund.
Two prominent physieiaas of Gard
iner. DX, were at rested the other morn
ing while attempting to blow opea the
beak safe. Oaewas wounded.
It m aaaouaeed that Kennedy aad
Mitchell, araarietors of the MifaouU
(Mont) hotel had fsHed with liabiliUee
JDvmno the feat Are months soft'
races icr,sa,ieB are mm to nave
The Farmers' Allianca convention
at Indianapolis, IncL, on the 19th
refused to hear the anti-snb-treas-ury
committee and thus declared
for independent political action. Pres
ident Polk and Lecturer WUletts. of
Kansas, were re-elected.
CoxMAXDER-ix-CniEr Palmer, of the
Grand Army of the Republic, in a gen
eral order urges that the cases of sus
pended members in arrears be exam
ined by post commanders, and, when
worthy, arrears be remitted.
Three prospectors are reported to
have discovered immense quantities of
free aluminum in the San Mateo mount
ains, N. M.
Rev. Ezra Marsh Borixo, one of the
oldest Methodist ministers in the west
hanged himself in Evanston, 111. He
was insane from age and sickness.
The street railroad tracks at Vicks
burg. Miss., have been tc up by the
city authorities. The company will
sne for damages.
The Dispatch of Bichmoad, Vs., is
ont with a propoaltiosi to the south to
raise a pension for Mrs. Jefferson
Ex-Coxgressxax Grssox has been
appointed United States senator from
Maryland until the legislature shall
A friohtfui. epidemic of smallpox
was reported raging at Harris Neck,
Ga. The people are in abject misery.
Three thousand bales of cotton were
consumed by fire at Paris, Tex, re
cently. The house of David Cooper, a negro
living on J. H. Mercer's place, six miles
below Sylvania, Ga., was burned and
his four children perished in the flames.
Neither Cooper nor his wife was there
at the time.
The Russian ukase prohibiting the ex
portation of wheat has been signed.
The latest reports from Honolulu
are that the health of Queen Lilioku-
lanl is and has been excellent
The Victorian parliament has passed
a bill providing for a loan of 10,000,
000, which sum will be devoted to the
construction of productive works.
The situation in the Samoan Islands
Is again strained. Mataaf a has been de-
dared a rebel.
The Chinese government has made
no explicit reply to the joint note pre
sented by the powers. It has only of
fered indemnity, without giving guar
antees for the future.
J. R. Absold, formerly mechanical
engineer of the Canadian public works
department has been arrested charged
with conspiring to defraud the govern
ment The Erie Railroad Co. has made a
contract with the Vandalia line to
handle all of its St Louis business.
A rouB-TEAR-OLD son of William
Dooley, a farmer living near Gatineau,
Can., recently bitten by a dog which
had rabies, died of hydrophobia.
Revolts due to the famine and at
tended with considerable bloodshed
are reported in Oharkoff and Ekater
The London Times correspondent in
Buenos Ayres declares that the rebel
lion in Rio Grade do Snl, Brazil, is
growing steadily and that preparations
for resistance have been completed. It
also declares that Fonseca's downfall is
The clergy of Brazil are said to be
actively agitating the restoration of the
empire with Dom Pedro in his old
Air unofficial report from Brazil is
that negotiations are in progress be
tween Dictator Fonseca and leaders in
Rio Grande do Snl looking to a peace
ful settlement of the trouble.
Russia is reported to have massed
40,000 troops on the Polish frontier and
the Austrian government has taken
steps to meet the move.
A recently published pamphlet
written by Privy Councillor Woeste and
supposed to have been inspired by King
Leopold, gives emphasis to the Belgian
desire for neutrality in the event of
John Hailstone, who was reported
to have committed suicide in Limerick
township, near Belleville, Oat, a few
days ago, was killed by his own son,
assisted by his brother-in-law, in a dis
pute over some cattle.
A late dispatch from China said that
(he situation arising from the recent
action of Chinese mobs In attacking
foreigners was more satisfactory,
owing to energetic action of repre
sentatives of foreign powers. The gov
ernment had greatly increased the se
verity of its measures against criminals
of that class.
The Irish Catholic lately asserted
that a scheme was already in opera
tion in many parts of Ireland to draw
the yonng men into tho membership
of certain secret societies alike ac
cursed by the church and banned by
the law. The scheme aimed at pre
venting the attainment of home rule
for Ireland in a constitutional manner
and would inevitably result ia murder
The coroner's jury which has been
investigating the case of Rev. Samuel
G. Cotton, who was charged with hav
ing caused the death of a boy named
Brown, an inmate of the Carogh orph
anage in Kildare, Ireland, returned a
verdict declaring that the boy's death
was caused by ill-treatment at the
hands of Cotton and expressed their
regret that ther could not include Mrs.
Cotton in then: findings.
In the Berlin municipal election the
socialists won three seats and headed
the poll in two districts where supple
mentary ballots will be necessary.
Thirtt-sk thousand miners In France
are on a strike. Extra police and mili
tary are on duty.
The German war office hah ordered a
large number of tents to be made at
once for use in the event of war with
The authorities of Helsingfors, capi
tal of Finland, are taking stringent
measures to suppress the Salvation
army, which has invaded the province
Ix a collision in t"ie Iknphorus re
cently the British steamer Edlethorpe
was sunk and four men lost The
Res iin embassy's steam launch res
cued all the officers.
Adm. Moxtt has been elected presi
dent of Chili.
Tax industrial organizations confed
eration committee has decided not to
attempt to name national raadidatei at
the meeting February M, bat to draw
up a platform for submission to the old
The troubles In the coal district of
the Pas de Calais, France, are assum
ing a threateidngphaae aad His feared
that serious distnrhssees' may, deeur.
The mmm sure very Utter toward the
avsawaaeoatmaetowerav. si ,
as breeder, of aft lmmV ef-Hve
The statement is made that no for
eign cardinals will be appointed at the
consistory on December 14. The pope
was said to be desirous of keeping; the
college thoroughly Italian.
The central famine committee, under
the presidency of the czarewitch, will
receive an imperial loan of 50,000,000
roubles without interest, to be applied
to the purpose ot relief in the Russian
The national committee of the peo
ple's party has issued a manifesto pred
icating a national ticket next year and
the union of all labor elements in its
The mining congress voted 481 to 8
in favor of free silver coinage aad also
called for an investigation o' alleged
violations of the law by secretaries ot
Dictator Fonseca's war ships are re
ported to have been driven from Rio
Grande do Snl after a sharp engage
ment Another story is that the junto
has asked for peace on the condition of
Fonseca's retirement H v
The Chilian government liM.Tta,
aisbed tCseV Sehley. otV"4ti
more, copies of all depositions uikjl W-"-"
fore the court of inquiry into the
Dux & Ca's weekly review of trade
reports prices settling downward under
enormous productions, but the volume
of business huge and the outlook in all
Clearixo house returns forvthe week
ended November 19 showed an average
decrease of 12.2 compared with the cor
responding week of last year. In New
York the decrease was 17.0.
The anti-sub-treasury alliance lead
ers have issued a call for a national
convention at Memphis, Tenn., Decem
The Berlin National Gazette com
ments unfavorably on theofllciaWInan
cial statement from Russia.
There is great complaint in Mexico
of bad mail service, especially in re
gard to mails from the United States
and delay attending their distribution.
Letters are also very frequently lost
President Diaz of Mexico cables
Minister Romero at Washington that
the stories about Revolutionist Garza
are largely fanciful. The revolution
consists of a mere outlaw raid.
The pilot brig Cnldoon foundered
during the hurricane which recently
passed over the Andaman islands off
India. It bad a crew of six British of
ficers and thirty-five natives.
A dispatch to the London Chronicle
from Tien Tsin says: "Official inform
ation is given that all indemnities to
Europeans are now paid with the ex
ception of those arising out of the
W. J. Florence, the deceased actor,
is reported to have renounced Free
masonry on his deathbed and returned
to the Catholic church.
Ia a letter concerning the scenes in
Valparaiso after the overthrow of Bal
maceda, an American lady paints the
actions of the victors in blackest col
ors. Foreigners eared for the wounded
of the last battles. United States offi
cers were especially self-sacrificing.
According to Paris advices ex-King
Milan, of Servia, and his fast and colos- -sal
expenditures may yet cause general
war in Europe.
A better tone and an easier feeling
was reported in the London money
market the past week. The continental
bourses also were somewhat improved.
Dictator Fonseca has appointed
February 29 next as the date for hold
ing elections In BraziL
The Russian ukase prohibiting the
export of wheat went into effect on the .
23d. All Bussian breadstnffs are now
The miners employed at the mines of
Lord Rosslyn in Scotland have struck
for an advance of a shilling a day.
George Butler, who was secretary
to Anson Burlingarae while the latter
was American minister to Pekin, and
who was afterward agent of the Amer
ican firm of Russell & Co., has died in a
Hong Kong hospital.
The United States steamer Benning
ton arrived at Hampton Roads with her
starboard engine disabled.
The steamer Samuel Mather, from
Duluth to Buffalo, with 58,000 bushels
of wheat collided with the steamer
Brazil near Sanlt Ste. Marie. The
Mather's crew wax rescued by the Bra
z.L The Mather was worth $100,000.
Washington, Nov. 2E A. heavy wind
and rain storm, amoonting almost ton
hurricane, passed over this city about 1200
o'clock, doing great damaee to property.
The walls of the new Metzerett music ball
In courso of construction were blown
down, and several persons were killed and
many injured. George White, a lady taU
or, and one of his sewing women were
taken out dead from the building adjolaiac
the Metzerett hall and two others were
badly hurt One of the reservoirs of the
Washington Gas company was struck by
lightning and burned. The loss is $58,988.
The total loss ia this vicinity will segre
gate more than 8100,000.
Pittsburg, Pa,, Nov. 28. A tTrtbIe
storm passed over this city about noon to
day, doing considerable damage to prop
erty. The storm had a disastrous effect
upon derricks ia the oil fields. The der
ricks were blows down in nearly all the
districts within fifty miles.
New York, Nor. 28. A terrible wind,
and r.un storm is advancing up the coast
The storm to evidently advancing north, as
telegraph communications south ot Wash
ington has been cut off.
Cleveland, O., Nor. 28, The worst
storm in a long time prevailed here to-day.
About noon it became so dark that lamps
and gas were lighted all over the city. A
severe co'i wave followed the stora.
Ashtabula, O., Nov. 28 A storm here
canted the roUapeeof abrtekaehoelaoBse.
The teachers had noticed the storm ap
proaching and had taken all the chUdrea
out Many room were Mown off and mack
Knox ville, Tenn.. Nor. 38. Arumer
has just reached here that earing the prev
aleaceef asaow storm In the asoan take
a wagoa train of immigrants, westward
hsand, wm caught a the storm sad
frozen to death. There to maeh exote
meat here over the report.
LljZvzlaed, O..Not. 38 Reports from.,,
various points in this state sad Pennsyl
vania jtate that today's storm has now
turned into a storm. The aaewisfsUaag '
heavily sad trams are aelsysa,
Indianapolis, Not. 28. General Arrhi
P. Hovey, governor of Indtsas. died st
120 o'clock this afternoon ef heart mitae,
in his room at the Denim heteL Hlsf
aeralwill take place ea Wednesdays l
Washington. Not. 88 At the i
of the KspesHeen NiMsnilCamnHatee.,,
Minneapolis, V'na., ob the seventh auHstv"
m the pmeemchsldaagihe .
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