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The St. Paul Dispatch of the 19th inst., contained the following: “A few remaining officers of the Al liance were in the city this morning, but they knew little of Mr. Donnelly’s actions. ‘Yesterday,’ said one of •the members of the Executive Com mittee, ‘Mr. Donnelly was in one of his worst moods, owing to his recent •defeat in the convention. He came •down to our meeting unshaved, and looking quite fierce, so that we knew what to expect. He was opposed to -us in the matter of publishing W. W. Erwin’s speech, and tried to make a row so he might have an excuse, as I believe, of withdrawing from sup porting our ticket. In the morning he made threats of leaving us to make the fight alone, but he nvere hinted, when he left us, that he was »saying good-bye for the campaign.” A plain statement becomes neces sary of what took place in the meet ing. Mr. Donnelly generously tried to [prevent the subject of dispute from becoming public, and made the com mittee pledge themselves to keep it secret. Instead of doing so one of them sets forth, in the above garbled form, a part of what transpired, so as to .place Mr. Donnelly in a dis ‘Creditable light before the public. What was the matter of discus sion? Mr. Donnelly called attention to the fact that the constitution re quired (Sec. 14, art. l,p. 7), that the Secretary should report to the state lecturer at the end of each week the new alliances organized since his last report, with the charter number of the same, and the names and address of the officers. Mr. Donnelly said that nineteen weeks had elapsed since Mr. Lathrop had been elected Secretary and he had never received a single report from him. That pro vision of the constitution was in tended as a check on the secretary, as well as a guide to the State Lec turer in his work. He also stated that on the 20th of June last he and Dr. Fish had organized an al liance at Saratoga, in Winona coun ty, and $2 had been given him to for ward to the Secretary for the char ter; that on the 21st of June he had sent that money to the Secretary, by check to the Secretary’s • order, as appeared by notation in his • book in St. Paul; but that on the 17th of July he had been called upon, -during the meeting of the State Alli ance, by a delegate who complained to him that they had never received the charter! Mr. Donnelly further stated that the constitution, (Sec. 17, Art. 1, p. 7,) required that the Secre tray should make a full and accurate report of all “receipts and disburse ments by him to the Finance Com mittee, at least two days before each meeting of the State Alliance.” No such leport had been made before the special meeting just held. The con stitution further required, (Sec. 13, Art. 1, p. 7,) that the secretary should make “an itemized statement of the date and amounts of all re ceipts and disbursements,” at each meeting of the Executive Committee. That there had been a number of such meetings but not a single report had ever been received. Further more he, Mr. Donnelly, had heard nothing but complaints of alliances who, weeks and months after they sent in their money, had not received their charters; of deputy lecturers who could not get back the money which had been paid over to the Sec retary for their use, and who were in consequence cramped for means to carry on the work of the Alliance. That letters had been received from Dawson saying that Mr. Lathrop was squandering monej right and left. That he Lathrop claimed that there were hundreds of dollars in his hands which he had told his son to bring down to the special meeting, and his son had appeared without the money ! That he, Mr. Donnelly, had demanded that the books should be forthcoming prior to the recent meeting of tlie Alliance, so that an examination and report could be made upon them; Mr. Lathrop told him that his son was coming down with the books, but pdien his son ap peared he had forgotten to bring the books as well as the money! Mr. Donnelly said he owed it to his own good name that the business of the Alliance should be conducted as pro vided in the constitution, and that if it was not so conducted he would •resign his office as State Lecturer. He did not propose to be involved in any defalcation, if there was to be one. He therefore moved that the -chairman of the Finance Committee, Mr. H. Y. Poore, accompanied by Mr. Lister, the two constituting a •majority of the committee, (Mr. •Hompe, the other member being in ‘Otter Tail county,) should proceed at once to Dawson, with Mr. La *throp, and examine the books, and 'See that the money on hand was turned over to the State Treasurer. To this both Mr. Lathrop and Mr. Hall objected. They wanted time. Mr. Lathrop said be could not settle * < up at once. Mr. Donnelly replied that if his accounts were properly kept he should be able to show, at any time, in five minutes, just where he stood. Mr. Lathrop said that no man could perform the duties of the Secretary as required by the constitution. Mr. Donnelly replied that if Mr. Lathrop could not perform them he should resign and the committee would find some one who, for #480.00 a year, the salary paid him, would keep the books in perfect order and ready for inspection on a .moment's notice; — that if Mr. Lathrop had staid at home, and attended to his> business, instead of cavorting all' over the state, and hanging around St. Paul and Minneapolis for days and weeks, setting up schemes and combina tions, with the politicians- of the cities, there would not be to-day the complaints that are heard every where. Mr. Donnelly said, in the commit tee, that he had found, by past ex perience, that everything he said or did in the committee was at once re ported to the city papers and per verted and garbled to injure Mm. That he had moved in the matter out of no personal feeling but because the welfare of the Alliance demanded it; that he did not want to injure Mr. Lathrop, and he would pledge him self to say nothing of the matter to any reporter, and he requested Mr. Lathrop’s friends, on the committee, to follow his example. This was agreed to; and we have seen what was the result. “One of the members of the Executive Committee” goes to the reporters of. the St. Paul Dis patch, a Republican city daily, and an enemy of the and puts forth the statement already quoted, in which he says Mr. Donnelly was mad; but fails, very cunningly, to tell what he was “mad” about; that he threatened to resign from the Ex ecutive Committee, but does not tell that it was because he was not willing to be a party to any robbery of the Alliance, by a plain violation of the express provisions of the constitu tion. But this is not all. This “one of the Executive Committee” states, farther, that Mr. Donnellv objected to the publication of W. W. Erwin’s great speech. What was the fact in the case? Mr. Hall proposed to pay over $120.00, out of the treasury of the State Alliance, to Albert Schef fer’s newspaper, the Daily News of St. Paul, for 20,000 copies contain ing Mr. Erwin’s speech; and this was to be a firststep toward makingthat paper the organ of the alliance. Mr. Donnelly said that this was part of the same scheme which had cursed the alliance for three years past; to turn over the alliance to the St. Paul banker and politician, Al bert Scheffer; who had no interest in the farmers, and had twice fought his efforts to stop usury and cut down the rate of interest on money to eight per cent, per annum. That the Alliance had a newspaper, The Great West, which had published 25,000 pamphlets in four languages for nothing, and which had done a tremendous work in building up the Alliance in Minnesota; that the pa per was now engaged in printing Mr. Erwin’s speech, and if there was to be any money paid out to any newspa per he thought it was due to the Great West ; that they should have an opportunity to make a bid for the work. He asked for a delay of one hour until they could be heard from. Mr. Hall said that the Great West had no sympathy with the al liance, —that it had been constantly engaged in abusing him,—Mr. Hall. Mr Donnelly replied that Mr. Hall fell into the natural error of suppos ing that he was the Alliance; but that the Great West might come to the conclusion* that fidelity to the alliance required that he, Hall, should be denounced. Mr. Lathrop then raised the question that as the order to print 50,000 or 60,000 cop ies of Mr. Erwin’s speech was made before the committee on credentials had reported, the special meeting of the Alliance was not properly organ ized and therefore the resolution to print the speech was of no effect. Mr. Hall, of course, ruled that this view was right. “Do I understand you to say,” asked Mr. Donnelly, “that you dare to set up your individual will against the unanimous demand of 425 alliance men in convention as sembled, that that great speech should be published ?” But it was of no avail; rather than have the Great West circulate that speech, the Ring would prefer that it should not be circulated at all; and so they abandoned the whole scheme, ad journed the executive committee meeting, and then gave out to the papers that Mr. Donnelly had pre vented the publication of Mr. Erwin’s address ! The fact is becoming every day more and more apparent that the Al liance has got to get rid of this scheming gang of filthy, plotting, pet ty politicians, both their wire-pull ing, their tricks and their lies, or perish. The Alliance must either purge itself of these men or there must be a reorganization of the Or der on new lines, that will shut them out. If they are to continue to “run” the Alliance it is doomed t©an early death. In fact it looks as though the de sign of these men was to destroy it —and we firmly believe it to be so — for a “consideration.” Cru qßj the Fool*. Not that me would hang ’em upon nails in market, but that they shomMbe marked with across on the foflA^ad—to be known in future. howling and sniveling Brsmid claiming that the silver bill jwild cause all the horrid foreign na jpons to vom—hiccup all their silver into this country and load us down with wealth till we were poor! But led—a bill has passed calling for more silver than we produce! And yet — and yet, old Hingland is actually cal ling for more silver for her own use than ever before.. Listen to her se ductive plaint, as taken from the sil ver Market Report of this week—in a banking journal: “By Wednesday last the price per ounce advanced in London to 50Jf»d, a higher figure than has been seen since 1885. Commercial quotations rose to sl.lOJ£ per ounce. In spite of the advance London was for the first time in three months a buyer in the market, 200,000 ounces being shipped— and other orders were in the maket.” What, ho there, ye Minnesota con gressmen! Sandpaper your brains and absorb this fhct— London a buy er? Why you excused your low-lived traitorous minionism to Wall Street with the statement that silver would be “just poured into the country!” What picture is that over there on Robert and 4th sts.? It is the Afri can climbing out of the Pioneer Press wood-pile. He has his nose against his thumb, and his fingers are wagging. Poor dear old fool of a daily—how badly that export of silver must make you feel! Some More Figures. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul toad has 88 miles in Dakota. The Company values it at nearly $15,000 to the mile, exclusive of equipment. There is not a road between the Mis souri and the Mississippi Rivers that cost that amount. The heaviest rails they use there cost say $3,000 to the mile. (How could it be over $3,500 anyway). Much of the ironing cost $2,000 and some SI,BOO to the mile. All these roads run up and down hill like as a wagon road. The grading on that Milwaukee extension cost about $750 a mile—and the en tire preparation of the road bed, in cluding ties in position cost, possibly, as much as sl,Boo—well, say $2,000. Stations cost less than S2OO a mile —right of way less than SIOO per mile. Fencing—where fenced, $300; bridging, culverts, trestles, etc., SSO. Extras for ironing SSO. Extla for stations, $25. Well, give them $6,000 and then put it 7,000 by throwing in $130,000 for pin money. Still where does the $15,000 come in! But the most as tounding part is yet to come—every mile of these 88 was built out of the profits of the preceding lines, and charged up to the operating ex penses ! So the road cost the com pany nothing. Still another chapter. Then, to make their income sheriff-sure on that road, they issued a mortgage to themselves thereon for $15,000 per mile, at 7 per cent.! Now they make out the operating expenses for that 88 miles at $74,- 123!!—being $206 per day!—on 88 miles! Of course this includes inter est on its $15,000 to the mile! Now the company says they only received $70,710 from the 88 miles. We would like very much indeed to find out how they figure this. A man would be safe in saying that it i 3 a snide figure. S2OO a day from 88 miles of road!—including mails, ex press, freight. Ten cars of freight one way each day would yield more. If this Railroad Commission let such things pass they are greener than Nebuchadnezze’s grass. Oh, but we’d like to be a railroad commissioner on only SSOO a year for only one, short year. Gentlemen, your railway commis sioners are frauds, or fearfully ignor ant of the price of iron and labor, if they let such things pass! In this connection let us suggest that very soon the C. M. & St. Paul will have a new route to the Black Hills—it is laying out the road now— and the expenses thereof are charged against the operating expenses of the previously built road! But then the people care little about it—precious little use of men tioning these things. Rochester Democrat: Have you seen a single editorial in any ‘republican paper in the first district urging Mark H. Dunneirs renoraination because of any act of his Bincehe took his seat as a member of the present congress? Not one line or syllable—nor is Mr. Dunnell the choice of the republicans of the district. The nomination will be given him because the bosses believe fie is the only man with whom they can win. He is a campaigner, a wire puller, a vote-getter. A sad commen tary on the party, but nevertheless it is true. lowa Tribune: “Stick to your party!” “Don’t go into politics.” Yes, stick till the last cow is mort gaged and the sheriff gets the harness onto you, and shows you over the hills to the poor house. Yes, stick until wheat is 25c. a bushel and corn a nickel, and you are not wortha penny. Yes, stick untii your children grow old enough to discover that their father voted slavery upon them, and curses you as an idiot. Oh, yes, stick until Pinkerton’s army comes to discipline you and makes you take- your medicine in silence, while in answer to your prayers for relief silver is demonetized, the gold standard established and the gold shipped too Europe. Stick, boys, stick, until your teeth and haiir drop out of their places, and still! rumble out between your gums praises of the dear old party that made life on earth one long pun ishunent for you and yours. “The real question for all people not professed reactionaries is, how can we speediest make an end of the dis inheritance of the useful classes? How can we the speediest take the resources of nature out of the hands of the monopolists?”—William Morris in the “Commonweal Ruralist: The people are now paying back to the railroads in discriminating and unjust charges, all the charity of last winter. A vast army of office holders and politicians are loading down the trains, rushing to and fro on free passes, while the people pay four cents per mile. Because they were women without votes the dele gates to the equal suffrage conven tion had to pay full fare both ways. Because they were farmers and work ing men the delegates to the indepen dent convention had to pay one and one-fifth fare, but seven-tenths of those who go to the republican con vention will ride deadhead. Certain others, rich, influential or favored are carried by the railroads on mile age tickets at one-half what the common people are charged. This is discrimination. This is despotism begun. It has been fostered and es tablished by the republican party. The transportation of the entire state government is without direct pay to the railroad. We should like to have the Minne apols Tribune, which so strongly favors the new conference silver bill, answer the following question: Sup pose that the Uuited States govern ment was to issue 170,000,000 of legal tender treasury notes per year in payment of the public debts in stead of in payment for silver bullion; would not the $70,000,000 issued to pay the public debt, be just as good money as the $70,000,000 issued in payment for silver bullion ?—Labor Union. When the democratic national bankers and the republican national bankers come together and vote against free coinage, it is time for to come together and arffte against the national banker.— *News Reporter. Cwsar’s Column. One of the most startling pieces of literature that has ever been issued from an American press is “Caesar’s Column,” written by Edmond Bois gilbert, M. D., (a pen name of course) and published by F. J. Shulte, Chi cago. “Caesar’s Column” is a story of the twentieth century, and in plot situation, treatment, find in literary expression is as far above Bellamy’s “Looking Backward” as“ Hamlet” is above “Alonzo and Melissa.” It will thrill a careless reader of novels, or profoundly impress a statesman—it is as gentle as a child and yet it is as rugged as a giant. The writer, although dealing with a question of life-blood importance, does not forget the novelist’s true aim—entertainment. He may hurl brick bats, but they are bound in roses. A feto months only have elapsed since the book was first published, yet it has gone into the third edi tion. Every man who thinks should read it; every political economist would find fruitful suggestions in its glowing pages.—Opie Read in Arkan saw Traveller. THE DOG-DAYS. It is in the month of August, xy? believe, that “the dog-star raged?’ and hence it is that the sultry weather which usually comes in this month takes the name of the “dog-days.” Everybody is hunting for some cool spot, some pleasant resort, some toui in which the charms of forest, stream, and mountain will oring relief. For Northwestern people, the pleasantest vacation trip that can be taken is one over the line of “The Burlington” 350 miles along the east bank of the Mississippi. There are rrtany pleas ant villages along the line, where the traveler will find good accommoda tions, excellent spnrt in fishing, and have a restful time. For tjckets by this line, i time-tables, and any in formation, apply to your local rail road agent, or write to W. J. C. Kenyon, pen. Pass. Agent C. B. & N. R. R., St.)Paul Minn. The Fight for Silver. In a recent speech in the senate Henry If. Teller made some pointed statements which were so thoroughly unpartisan as to entitle them to the consideration of every fair friend of honest money. Mr. Teller went on to charge Mr. Sherman and his friends with having by the law of 1873 added $1,000,000,000 to the public debt and 33 per cent, to pri vate debts. The complaints of the pen pie, Mr. Teller declared, must be heed ed. The sophistry and falsity of the senator from Ohio could not keep the people in ignorance of that economic crime and of its legitimate and logical results. The speaker was willing to admit that there were great financial considerations involved in the question. It might be a question whether free coinage could be proceeded to promptly. Honest men might differ about it. But the man who stood before the senate arguing for the single standard was either dishonest or Ignorant and had no right to represent the interests of the American people. If the people could put in the White House and in the treasury department men who wanted to conquer the single standard influences, they could he con quered, but never until then. Mr. Teller went on to speak of the silver plank in the Republican national platform, and said that if he had supposed it to be mere claptrap the Republican ticket would not have had such support from him, and would not have received the great majority that it did in the state of Colorado. Mr. Teller went on to say that the bi metallic principle had had its worst enemy, its most' effective foe, the man who had done it the most harm, in the treasury department, It had been within the power of the administration to relieve the people, so that what the people suf fered was “at the door of the adminis tration. ” But there was no feeling favor able to bi-metallism in high places, and would not be while Wall street could in fluence political parties. Each party had been met by the declaration that con gress must legislate so as to gain the good will of the business interests of the country. That meant Wall street. He remembered the case of a president (Mr. Cleveland) addressing a crowd of people in Wall street, and saying that he saw before him the l’epresentatives of the great interests of the country. But the fact was, Mr. Teller said, that he did not see before him a single man who had ever done an honest day’s work, ever produced an article of commerce, or ever promoted the industrial pursuits of the country. In conclusion Mr. Teller declared that, no matter where the Republican party or himself should he left, his vote should be given for that measure which would loosen the burden put upon the debtors of the country, and do it without detri ment to the creditors. A Solid Platform. The Farmers’ Alliance and Knights of Labor of South Dakota, in joint con vention recently held in Huron, adopted a platform which demands that currency to be issued by the general government be full legal tender; to increase in volume with the increase of business, and to be issued directly to productive industries without the intervention of the hanks of issue. It continues: Second—We demand railway transpor tation, telegraph and telephone service at actual cost; and that the government shall own and operate the same. Third—We demand the free and un limited coinage of silver. Fourth—We demand the adoption of an absolutely secret voting system, both state and national. Fifth —We demand the most rigid economy consistent with the safety of our state and nation in the administra tion of every branch of our government. Sixth—We demand the passage of laws prohibiting the alien ownership of land, and that congress take steps to obtain land owned by aliens and foreign syndi cates and that lands now held by cor porations in excess of such as is actually used and needed by them be reclaimed by the government and held for actual settlers only. Radical Resolutions. At a large and enthusiastic mass meet ing of the citizens of Ottawa and Cloud counties, Kan., the following resolu tions, preceded by a lengthy preamble, were adopted: Resolved, That after the first day of December, 1890, we will pay no more taxes, coupon interest or mortgage in debtedness unless the government aid us in procuring the money, as above mentioned, or in any other manner equally favorable. Resolved, That this organization of home defenders should be general throughout the United States, and that every honorable means should be used in pushing the organization. Resolved, That the success of this or ganization is the only hope of a mort gage cursed and tax ridden people, and we appeal to our brother farmers, labor ers and other producers to join us in our efforts to be free. —Advocate. Bankers and Lawyers Barred. The following resolutions were adopt edjlfr the last meeting of the Leaven worth county Fanners’ Alliance, held at i rionganoxie: Resolved, That we, the Farmers’ Alli ance of Leavenworth county, will not support any man for congress or the United States senate who is an officer of any national bank or a lawyer, and that notice be served on both the Republican and Democratic parties, and that these resolutions be given to the press for pub lication. J. Lea Simpson, Secretary County Alliance. —Leavenworth Cor. Kansas City Times. There are now about 1,025 Alliances in the state and about fifty applications for charters in the hands of the state secre tary. This means a vote in the member ship of the Alliance of about 25,000 to 30,000 on a very conservative estimate. As new Alliances are being formed al most daily, the latter figure is more like ly to be the correct one by the time that the votes are to be cast. —St. Paul Pio neer Preae. North Dakota Farmers. A telegram from Jamestown, N. D., gives the following condensation of the resolutions adopted at the farmers’ state convention: We recommend the passage of the sub-treasury bill or something better by our national representatives; we demand that our legislature pass the Australian ballot bill; we favor the speedy passage of the Butterworth bill; your committee recommend the unlimited coinage Of silver; we heartily and unanimously in dorse the action at our executive, Gov ernor John Miller, particularly on tfia lottery question;- also we approve ltis course in the appointment of the seed wheat commission, believing he acted wisely and honestly under existing cir cumstances; we are favorable to giving: employment to the prisoners in our state penitentiaries which will make these institutions as nearly as-possible self sus taining, but we do not approve the let ting of the prison labor to outside bid ders to the detriment of honest labor, as we believe the state should be the re cipient of all profit from such labor; we recommend the provision of copies of the legislative journal mailed direct to par ties ordering and for the same' at actual cost of pro* .ction; we reaffirm the prohibition plank of our Alliance platform, and are unanimous in favor of a strict enforcement of the temperance law passed by our last legislature. A Statement About Nebraska. “The truth is that the actual degrada tion from poverty of the farmers of Ne braska admits of no exaggeration in the depicting of their misery.” This is the conclusive statement of J. E. Darbellay, who has just returned to Wisconsin after something more than a year's experience among the farmers of Nebraska as a collector for one of the most extensive agricultural implement firms in the country. “It has been almost impossible to make collections from Nebraska farmers, for the sufficient reason that they have nothing with which to pay obligations. I do not speak from assertions of politi cians. but from actual personal inter course with the farmers themselves. I have visited their homes, and for busi ness purposes have ascertained their real condition. Go where you will you will find the majority of farms mortgaged to their full value. You will also find the personal property upon these farms mortgaged to the fullest extent upon which the owners can realize cash. And so soon as the crop is in the ground jmu will usually find the mortgage has been placed upon that. The situation is one which should alarm even the monopo lists who have brought it about.”—Mil waukee Cor. Chicago Herald. A Mild Lecture. There is just now a lull in grange work. This, of course, was to be ex pected, because the nature of the fann er’s occupation demands at this season all his time and attention. Grange meet ings, if held at all, are poorly attended. The p ress of work is a sufficient excuse for what can scarcely be regarded as anything else than a neglect of duty. Patrons, we know, are too much fatigued by the labors of the day to give an hour or two one evening out of the week to the work of the meeting. We find no fault with this conduct, hut confess that it is difficult to see how men who cannot spare an hour to attend to duties that intimately concern them can find plenty of time to participate in a political parade. How are we to account for this strange conduct? Do men thus act because they love the grange less or because they love the party more. The farmer has nothing to expect from either political organiza tion: the grange is the only medium through which those interested in agri cultural pursuits can strike an effective blow.—Grange Advocate. What tli©. Fuss Is About. The question may bo asked by the av erage reader. What is all this fuss about;, for considering the price we have to pay for butter, flour, etc., the farmers ought to be bloated bondholders rather than impecunious agitators? The farmer, how ever, points to the small proportion, which reaches his own pocket, to the closing out of the mortgages on lands in the west and in the east, to the selling in one day of fifty-eight homes of farm ers in Connecticut, and says there have you proofs of the unprofitableness of farming. llow much of this is owing rather to the profits of the middlemen and the high rates of railroads seems to be overlooked, but anyhow the farmer feels he has a grievance and proposes to redress it.—Christian at Work. It Is High Time. “What is mine is my own and what is now yours will soon be mine, too,” is the way monopolists address the fanners of the country, and every indication leads to the belief that they mean every word of what they say. How is it proposed to treat this imperious demand? Will, the agriculturists, the stay and hope of the nation, stand tamely by and see their rights taken from them without uttering a single word of protest or mailing any effort to take care of themselves? That policy is working ruin and has been pur sued far too long: it is high time some other methods are employed.—Farmers’ Friend. There is uneasiness in the minds of representatives from other states. South Carolina, Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, Ar kansas and, Kansas are also states in which the Alliance has great strength. Party lines may be obliterated in many states, and the Alliance be able to dic tate nominations, if not win, on.a ticket of its own. Conservative estimates give the Alliance ten or more members of congress in the next honse, and there will probably be several times that num ber of congressmen who are elected witb the aid of the Alliance votes.—Washing ton Special. It has been stated that a single law firm in Kansas has 1,800 mortgages to foreclose. A local paper of one of the agricultural districts contains no les* than ninety sheriff’s sides in a single is sue.—St. Joseuh Gazette.