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STATE FARHERS' ALLIANCE.
Editorial Notes and Clippings.
To those of our readers who might
wish to take a Daily newspaper one
whose opinions are its own, fearless
and outspoken, we would say that we
have made arrangements witn the pub
lishers of the Daily Call, of this city,
whereby we can furnish their Daily
and Tins Alliaxce at S6 per year.
Or, The Alliaxce and Weekly Call,
one year for 1,50. The weekly Call
is a 0 col. quarto well filled with good
familv reading. This is an excellent
chance to get two papers for nearly the
price of one. Sample copies of Daily
or Weekly Call will be sent upon ap
f Labor has built all the palaces thatH
ladorn the world, and yet has always
.dwelt in a hovel. Idleness has never
jcreated the most insignificant value,
and yet revels in luxury. Journal
of United Labor.
! "Protection means happy homes
" and, high wages for the working men."
Cndrew Carnegie, October, 18SS.
"Under the new scale wages will
be reduced 15 per cent. Andrew
1 Carnegie, June, 18S9.
Money is more powerful than the
S army of Qesar its power more subtle
j than the poison of Borgia. It is a
powerful servant when wisely con
i trolled, but a monster when it be
j comes master. Journal of United
We must be educated alike before
we can think alike; we must think
alike before we can act in concert.
The only means to this end within
reach of the members of our order is
our newspapers.. To read them
means success; to neglect it means
defeat. Harry Tracey.
Fifty-seven sheriff's sale notices ap
pear per week in some of the Kansas
papers at the present time. There
are over one hundred sheriff's sales to
be approved in the next district court
of Chautauqua County. This answers
the question, "Whither are we drift
The Nebraska Laborer, of the city,
. is pouring red hot shot into the gang
of tax shirkers, "prominent" politici
ans etc, who infest this country. The
"Laborer is doing its work effectually,
and as far as we can discern , its course
is meeting with a hearty approval from
the rank and file of the people. God
speed to the Laborer.
Nebraska's great bureau of emigra
tion wants a better class of farmers
brought into the state than what we
have new have. Where they propose
to get them from is a conundrum.
Those, of eastern states who are lucky
enough to be
'well fixed" will
whero they are and those who are not,
are so well "fixed" by mortgages that
they can't' get away. Yes, the great
bureau is face to face with a bad con
We are glad to note the fact that
the great agricultural press of the
country is coming grandly up to the
support of the farmers' movement.
The rapidity with which new jour
nals are also coming into the field
championing the cause of the work
ingman and farmers, shows the early
dawn of a new era. Monopoly's
throne is bound to crumble under
the vigorous assaults of the great bul
wark of liberty a free press.
The next two years will witness
radical changes in the farmer's way
of doing business. They realize that
there, must be changes from the pres
ent if they hope to ever obtain relief
from their grevious burdens. They
are also fast realizing, too, that help
must come from their own exertions
anci those exertions must be crystal-
ized. Hence, the first step is organi-
zation, and that' part of the pro
gramme is now being vigorously car
ried out. .
A farmer writing in the Kansas
Commoner gives his experience trying
- to farm under the present system of
contraction of the money. He says
he started in with a farm assessed for
taxation at $15,000. He was com
pelled to mortgage it for $5000; in
terest 6 per cent payable semi-annually.
When he began half his grain
paid his taxes and interest. Now the
whole crop does not sell for that much.
'The value of his real-estate on account
.of every other farmer being in the
same boat and wanting to sell out, and
the proportionate decline of values re
lative to contraction) has declined
.33 Vl per cent; but his assessment has
remained the same and the rate in
wsftscy, - jais mortgage now covers
one-half of the farm. Last year it
cost him 20 per cent of his corn crop
to send it 24 miles to market by rail
and sell it after he had delivered it on
the cars. When he began, ; if the
mortgage, had been foreclosed, he
would have left after paying all ex
penses from selling of the farm $10,000.
If foreclosed to day he might have
$2000, and if matters go on as they
are two years more he says he is com
pletely ruined. lie says-he has prac
ticed economy, worked early and late
trying to keep from sinking but to no
avail; he sees his inevitable doom
right before him. How many Neb
raska farmers will read this and not
find it a paralled -case with their own?
Very few we assure you.
What British bayonets failed to do
in 1776, British gold will surely ac
complish if we as a people do not
wake up and change the present or
der of things. Now is the time for
Every American son of Liberty to
inform himself and act upon the se
rious questions of the present.
Let no farmer or workingman flat
ter himself with the idea that better
times will dawn upon the country in.
the near future. Better times will
never come without radical changes
from our present systems, and these
changes will only be wrought out by
the united efforts of the great masses
The inquisition had its long and
bloody reign, but the mighty truth
put it down. The feudal system had
its long career of robbery and op
pression, but truth put it down.
Chattel slavery brutalized the world
for thousands of years, but the light
and truth of the nineteenth century
were its antagonists, and it had to
go. Now for the great battle of
wage slavery and capitalistic robbery.
They must go with all the others. It
is inevitable. C. W. Ayres in Farm
Co-operative effort may yet save
our .country from revolution's sad
catastrophe, but it must be now. C.
W. Hill in Farmers Voice.
Scene Public school in Lincoln,
Time June. 1, in the Year of
Teacher Who made the world?
Class (in chorus) The B. & M.
R. R. Co.
Teacher Who owns the earth?
Class The B. & M. R. R. Co.
Teacher What is the first duty of
Class To serve and obey the B
M. Railroad company.
Custer county Leads.
Articles incorporating the Custer
County Farmers' .lliance, a pur
chasing and selling company, were
iled for recoid in the office of the
secretary of state today. "-It is stipul
ated that the company may do busi
ness at any point in the county, but
its principal place is fixed at Broken
Bow. The capital stock authorized
is $100,000, which is divided into
10,000 shares of $10 each. The pur
pose of the company is to deal in all
products of the farm, and buy and
sell all supplies needed and used by
its stockholders. Incorporators:
Joseph Severyns, W. C. Luce, Isaac
Ewing, C. S. Martin, S. M. Dorris,
A. Staley, Frank Carlin, C. W. Bai
ley, J. J. Buscus, Andrew Allen, and
D. W. Landerman. Omaha Daily
. The Power of One Man.
Editor Grady in an address at the
University of Virginia said a few days
since: . .economists nave neia mat
wheat, grown everywhere, could nev
er be cornered by capital. And yet
one man in Chicago tied the wheat
crop in his handkerchief and held it
until a sewing " woman in my city
working for ninety cents a week kad
to pay hira twenty cents tax on' the
sack of flour she bore ; home in her
famished hands. Three men held
the cotton crop until the English
spindles were stopped and the lights
went but - in three million English
homes. Last summer one man cor
nered pork until ne had levied a tax
of $3 per barrel on every consumer
and pocketed a profit of millions.
The Czar of Russia would not have
dared to do these things, and yet
they are no secrets in this free gov
ernment of ours. Kansas Com
lmcoln, Nebraska, Wednesday;
President Burrows of the National
Farmers' Alliance of America ilakes
aPoweruland Eloquent Argu-
ment on the Great Money a
Let Every Thinking Producer Study It
What's the Matter?
From the Farmers Voice.
In sickness the first thing to do is to
diagnose the disease. No good physi
cian doctors symptoms. He studies
symptoms, and by them strives to lo
cate the disease, and determine its
character and cause. Let us apply
this scientific principle to the body
There seems to be at present a gen
eral feeling of u 11 wellness all over the
What are the symptoms?
More frequent failures in business;
idle labor all over the country, with a
corresponding' increase of tramps; a
million idle men competing for work
at starvation wages; the continued
shrinking of values; an enormous ae- j
cumulation of debt; low prices-of the
products of labor all along the line.
On the other hand, to gain a fair
idea of the condition of our communal
patient our diagnosis must show the
strong points in his constitution; we
must know not only the seat of the
disease and its character, but what we
have to build upon.
We find closely allied with these
bad symptoms a wonderful power for
recuperation. We find, while labor is
idle or working for starvation wages,
while business men "are failing and
farmers are universally in debt, and
while all classes of men are forced to
do business on a debt basis, the pro
duction of wealth for the past .twenty
years has nerer been exceeded in any
like period in the world's history.
This is a remarkable fact, and our
recognition of it brings us to realize
that it is not lack of vitality that ails
our patients. Rather is his system irreg
ularly and unequally supplied with
the vitalizing elements. Some parts
are starved and other parts are gorged.
For the man whose income is five
million a year, there is'an over "produc
tion. For the poor woman working for
starvation wages, there i3 a fearful and
If conditions were even fairly propor
tioned, if each could have his reward
in proportion to his or her ability and
labor, these glaring inequalities would
disappear, and general health would be
Our diagnosis leads us to the irresti
ble conclusion that unequal distrib
ution is the disease we must attack.
Attack how? Why, scientifically, of
course, by discovering and destroying
the cause of it. Let us consider it.
How is the distribution of products,
or money produced by products, effect
ed? Do men take the results of their lab
or in money or wealth, and divide it
around among their fellowmen accord
ing to their needs, or according to their
own ideas of justice and chaaity?
Not at all. Such cases are , excep
So far as human nature is concerned
in this present age individual greed is
he underlying principle of human eff
orts, greed inspired by all kinds of
motives mainly selfish in their charac
ter. But above the reach of individuals,
and absolute in their action, are cer
tain laws which control the distribu
tion of the products of labor. These
laws are the result of human institu
tions which are themselves the creation
of human laws.
If this were not so, discussion would
be vain and human endeavor idle.
If this were not so, we would be the
mere shuttlecocks of inexorable fate
and our only mission would be to watch
the flying thread, and meekly accept
the portion dealt to us. "
If this were not so, the sacrifice of
the multitudes who have battled
through the ages baring their breasts
to the spear and exposing their necks to
the block for that which they believed
would lighten their burdens, ameliorate
their condition, and increase their hap
pmess, has been as needless as it was
agonizing, and our only true motto
would be, "eat, drink and be merry for
tomorrow we die.'7
What are these laws and how may
we. control them?
. The prime factors of all productions
are land, labor and money capital. The
economists say "land, labor and capi
tal," I say "money-capital."
Money is a representee of all wealth,
and hence of all forms of capital; it is
therefore the comprehensive term, in
clusive of all other terms. It is in fact
not capital, but money capital, which
controls not only all other forms of cap
itol; but all other factors of production.
Land, in its broad sense, being the
natural opportunity to labor, and fixed
capital in connection with land, and
improvements inseparable from landj
becoming naturally merged into., or
identified with it, and land itself being
one form of capital, as used by the
economists, are indefinite and determ
inate, and often confuse the student.
Money-capital, on the other hand,
means just one thing, and it can't mean
anything else. Therefore the idea con
veyed by the terms "land, labor and
money-capital'' ;s clear and defi nite.
Land is the gift of God and is limited
by the world. In a broad sense land is
said to be any natural , opportunity to
labor. The ocean, the land, the forest,
the mine, every natural agency which
mav be made subservient to the desires
of man, is embraced in the definition
Labor is humah;endeavor applied to
natural opportunity, and labor so ap
plied is the creator of all wealth.
Now, what is money, or money-capital?
. -.. .s
Money is an artificial creation of
mankind. ; There has existed since the
world began no ;i form of money that
was not created by law. In fact with
out law money can have no existence.
Its two most important functions, that
of liquidating debt and accumulating
by interest, are expressly' conferred by
law. -,: V
Law, through the agency of money,
exercises a wider control over the wel
fare and destinies of man, than through
any other agency whatever, Through
its law given power to liquidate debt
money is exchangable for, and a legal
representative of, all wealth. Its other
powers are to measure values and ac
cumulate by interest. Land has none
of these powers. Labor has none of
these powers. -
, (Continued next week.)
Editor Alliance: -After passing
through "Hamilton 'County and trying
to confirm the brethern, I visited
Madison County. Arrived at Mad
ison on July 3. Every one seemed to
be preparing for the 4th of July cele
bration, so the best I could do was to
consult with ...the . officers of the differ
ent alliances in the county so far as I
was able to meet them. I appointed
Mr. : Warren Forsaith, of Walnut
Grove Alliance jis deputy. His ad
dress rr-is-M a d i strnV J- ' -
On the 5th took the train for Pierce,
in Pierce County. Met Bro. John A.
Porter, who accompanied me to Plain
view. We addressed an Alliance
north of the town in the evening
The brethern there seemed wide awake
and determined to maintain their
rights at all hazards. .
On the afternoon of the 6th, met
the connty alliances in Plamview.
We had a large assembly, addresses
were made by your humble servant
and State Lecturer Case. The best
of feeling prevailed and was freely1
expressed. Mrr Samuel; 4Plymesser
was " appointed deputy for Pierce
County. His address is Fester, Neb.
On Monday the 8th went to Fuller
ton, glance County, and talked to the
brethren in the evening at the court
house. Met. Bro. Thomas Sinclair,
deputy for Nance County. He is
sanguine that after harvest several or
ganizations can be made iivthe county.
The next forenoon made my way by
wagon to a point opposite" Palmer,
but as the ferry at that place had been
discontinued was unable to cross and
so made my way down to Curtis on
the B. & M. R. R. From there I
went by rail -to Greeley Center, but
the rain prevented my reaching Scotia
where I - had an appointment that
evening. Instead I went on by the
railroad to Burwell in Garfield County
and thence by wagon to Taylor in
Loup County. ,
On the next day July ioth, address
ed the alliance of that place at the
court house, and returned to Burwell,
The next day I went down to Scotia J
in Greeley County and was met by
the brethren who kindly ' assisted me
visiting others and becoming acquaint
ed with the work and the prospects in
that county. By kindness of Bro.
Hadley had a visit of an hour with Bro.
Wm. Gray -of Valley County, Ex
Pres. of the State Alliance and mem
bers of the Executive Committee.
Our pleasant interview was cut short
by an approaching storm and we
were forced to return, to town.
Appointed Bro. E. A. Hadly, of
Scotia, deputy for Greeley County.
The next day visited Hansen, Adams
County. Bro. L. Henry reports the
Alliance store at that place as doing a
prosperous business. Deputy L. Tomp
kins of Adams County reports that
the work is moving forward with good
prospect of a complete organization
On Friday night made my way
homeward on the main line of the B
july 24, 1889,
& M. R. R. where I arrived on Satur
day evening July 13th, weary, but very
rnuh encouraged with the prospects
of a speedy, and complete organization
of the state, J. H. Powers,
THE V016E OF THE PEOPLE.
Under this head we solicit short nrtioles
from the people upon any and all subjects
of interest. We cannot undertake to be re
sponsible however for any matter appearing
under this head the design being to allow
the greatest freedom to writers whereby
they cau discuss, and thus take an interest
in the great questions of the day which are
so materially atfectingthe people. Write plain
but never mind your spelling1, grammar, or
anything of-that sort, we'll atteud to that.
Sign what you choose to your articles, but
send us your name always. -
Roseland, Neb., July i;, 1886.
Mr. Editor: As times are press
ing and harvesting crowding, there is
not much time to spare. But here goes.
The people must live whether school
keeps or not. I am glad to note that t
the bond question was defeated in
Hastings on the 16th inst. I think
labor will learn in time who pays all
taxes. Bonds'have to be paid and la
bor is the man who pays them while
the bank and money loaners go free.
Lincoln, Neb., July 20. G. D.
Coleman, Dear Sir; I notice in
the city papers an account of your
trouble with that cursed eraner of
"scabs" the B. & M. on July 5 th.
What I wish to say is, that being an
eye-witness to the proceedings, think
that you were unjustly imposed upon,
and should you need me as a witness
I shall be only too glad to assist you
all I can. The idea of a set of hood
lums like this British lot of "scabs"
stepping entirely outside of their
power and putting a fellow-being off
upon the prairie when he had already
given them his fare, as you did, and
then repeatedly offering it to them
again, is certainly an injustice irre
parable and a wrong that decent peo
ple would not impose upon the most
worthless our dog that runs the streets
wiihout a muzzle. There were others
upon the train who witnessed the
British bull dog offensiveness of this
gang, and whose names I send you.
Should you need their assistance,
they, as myself, will willingly aid
you in getting the justice you so
Yours for justice,
Bromfield, July 22. Mr. Editor:
Once more I will send you a few
lines if I am not intruding upon good
. As we are about'to enter into the
field'of a state or county campaign,
will say, this, that there is some talk
in regard to party. .
As I, view this situation we as an
Alliance organization there is no
other party in it. There is no such
thing as a democrat, republican or
greenback party. All Alliance men
should consider themselves Alliance
voters, cast the old parties aside and
take the best men we have in the Al
liance, regardless of his gone by poli
tics. Men sticking to the old parties
is just what has brought on this state
of affairs. . Let every county call a
union meeting for the purpose of
choosing the best men of the Alli
ance, and we will elect every man.
but if we still expect to stay by the
old parties we are gone. Let's make
a new party, call it the Farmers'
Union ticket, and then boom the
cause. I have been a democrat since
old enough to vote, but have voted
for as many republicans, for state and
county officers, as democrats. I
have always made it a point to vote
for the best men regardless of party.
Work for the men who are true to our
cause and we will win the battle in a
short time. If it is properly under
stood there will be peace and har
Wishing prosperity to -The Alli
ance, D. L. Hackett.
Stromsburg, July 20. Editor
alliance; 1 am glad to see your
paper is coming to the front.
have more confidence in the farmers'
organization than I ever had.
think there will be something done
soon in behalf of the laboring people
of this state. Our osly hope is by a
mutual effort by and through the
farmers. They alone have the power
to say what shall be our future des
tiny, I have been .traveling over
Polk and Butler counties and have
conversed with a great many farmers
on the present topics of the day
and that is hard times, low prices
and no money and all alike agree
that we, the farmers and labc ring
people, are alone responsible for the
present condition of the people. I
with my business am favorably re
ceived by the people of Polk and
Butler counties. They all bid me
God speed and say they will do aiLl
, x - v - - c-j .
they can to help the Farmers' UnioJtory with a compromise. "What is
Ins. Co. for it is a step in the
direction and is fighting one of the
worst monopolies that is at present
preying upon the farmer; also that it
is one class of capital that we can
control as we do not have to ship
our insurance over railroads.
Polk and Butler counties are
blessed with good crops, but the
farmers are having a hard time to
save their hay and small grain.
Send me sample copies and I will
do something for the paper and the
cause. Yours, &c.
J. M. Miller.
Wallace, Ned., July 13. Editou
Alliance: Why do you not show up
this B. & M. gang of land pirates that
have been operating in Nebraska for
the past fifteen years? I refer to what
is known as the South Platte Land Co.,
later, 1 believe, called the Lincoln
Town Site Co. Everybody along this
line clear to Cheyenne know just . how
they got all their town sites. They
got young girls in a great many in
stances to perjure themselves in order
to do it. This corporation has 110 lies
itancy in asking innocent people to vio
late law when their own selfish inter
ests are at stake. And what a poor
niggardly sum they are willing to pay
for law breaking! I sincerely hope
you will look this matter up and give it
an airing such as it deserves.
Merna Neb., July 22. Editor
Alliance: I see in your paper where
others . speak their opinions; so I
will take leave to $ay to its readers
what I have heard and my opinion of
their remarks which I think will apply
to other corporations as well as that
I will speak of. I was talking with a
gentleman, and in the conversation,
dropped onto the Alliance question,.
of which he did not seem to favor to
any great extent. He said it was all'
foolishness for them to try and run
things to any advantage such as run
ning "a store, that was business which
they know nothing about and- had
better let it to those who did know.
From that he went into the farmers
about railroad bonds, which he claim
ed would benefit the farmer's in keep
ing up their schools and such like byl
the large amount of taxes which they
would pay every year, and would give
them a better price for produce; .and
would make the farmers taxes lighter a!!
around. But he did not refer to the
ohter side of the question and tell
how the railroads would pay those
taxes by making the farmers pay them
exhorbitant prices tor freight shipped
out or in to be consumed.
Now it is my mind that if those
railroad and banker monopolists
would give us money to buy land
with and stock it, and give us the
profit on what we produce we can in
a short time be. able to sit back and
hire all our work done, the same as
they are doing, now. They want the
farmer to build the road, pay the taxes
and expenses and give them a big per
cent on stock which does not exist nor
never did exist, and then when they
think any one is going to work for
the interest of the farmers they will
crush him if they can. Now there is
no way we farmers can help ourselves
unless we send brother farmers to
make our laws and make them so they
will benefit others besides the farmers.
Justice to one and all we want. Asa
class we are ground down so that
justice is impossible to get from any
source. We must wake up. The
old read is too full of ruts and holes.
We must stand shoulder to shoulder
to accomplish our end. We are. on
the right survey so let us push the
line through as fast as possible.
, I cast my first vote last fall but not
for either of the old parties for I did
not think it was to my interests to do
so. I am in for the farmers rights
in and out, and long live the Farmers
Alliance. This is my first attempt at
writing anything for a paper, so I had
better stop. If you think it worth
space in your paper, all right. If not
I will practice awhile beforehand next
time. J. F. Riser.
You are on the right track Bro
Kiser and we shall be pleased to hear
from you again.
TriE Alliance continues to come
to band in good shape. Success to it.
I notice the subject of What is want
ed," the Dakota Alliance success, and
the letter of the president of the Kan
sas Farmers' Alliance in the Stroms
burg Headlight. God be good to ih"e
president of the Kansas Farmers' Al
liance. The Dakota brethren mav havo
gained a victory by working through
old party organizations, but it is a vic-
wanted," is lor the people to c v.npie
hend that only positive elemants con
control. When they work in two old
parties they are passive and subject to
two poles of attraction. They light a
common foe with their forces divided,
in two different battles, on two dLur
ent fields, at the same time. In tlu
end the enemy will get their man and
the people will get a bag of s ind.
Suppose we work in both old parties,
and by agreement the common enemy t
cast their votes unitedly for either ono
of the old party tickets, and wo lose
half our votes, can't you se3 what
strategy can do in politics as well as in
war? How long will it toko the peo
ple to learn the game of "tweadle do
and tweedle dura?" This two party
scheme is from the common enemy by
the agricultural press, according to the
liuel circular. D.imn the agricultural
press. If the people have no brains of
their own they never cm ha free. Thn
Alliance man who, in thb issua is :m
old party man, is a republican who h ih
not got his eyes open yet, but still
sucks republican lawy ers, and has it
yet learned that he is but a cypher in
the republican arithmsfc, switiihad
around to magnify the pr.ver of its
it we are Alliance men wa navo a
purpose. I'outics signinss v. jvjrnis
or purposes to accomplish. The- dead
have no politics. Reformation iu old
party politics? Great G;)dl The in
habitants of grave yards wait for refor
mation at the resurrection, but it is a
long time for us to wait, my brethren.
Does the child await its manhood in
its mother's womb? No. New issues
bring new parties into life and (Jod
alone controls. Let the- dead wait, but
let the living move on. Let in movo
on, form our line of battle, define our
issue, unfold our purpose to the light
of heaven. We shall then be the peo
ple of the American republic, the peo
ple who gave the world a Washington,
a Lincoln and an Edison. Xh pernio
whose strong arms have transformed
this country from a wilderness to
fields and llowera and watered them
with their blood. United wo stand
millions strong, and republican aristoc
racy trembles at our feet.
Review the situation. Corporation
debts and bonds are mortgages non
your homes and children. They
amount to one-third the value of thw
entire wealth of the nation. They are
drawing more interest than the entire
product of farm labor produces. The
farmers of this country are working to
pay interest on these mortgages that
have been imposed up
on them by republican lawyers through
usurpative legislation, and they cannot
pay the interest, and are compelled to
refnortgage their real and personal
pioperty to raise money for that pur
pose. The batons of republican am- "
too racy rob the people of their heart's
blood (the blood or their commercial
industry) as the pirate robs an honest
merchant ship upon the sea, then loan
it back to them at ruinoiiH rates of in
lerest. Sixty per cent of these debts
are held "by foreign capitalists
and the leading papers of England are
claiming that "any further investment
by England in American securities
means English emigration to Amer
ica." How shall England etnigtuto to
America? As she emigrated to Sol-
foreno to collect her debts from Tur
key? In the construction of tho Suez
canal England got possession of a large
amount of Egyptian bonds and she em
igrated to Egypt to collect them. Do
we want her to emigrate to the LnttM
States on Hie same errand? Tno
republican aristocracy of this coitntry
are in partnership with and working
under the instruction of English pi- -rates.
You have mortgaged your
homes to pay interest in these debts,
Hnd still you are running behind.
Shall English men own your homes
and you be their slaves? When Eng
land emigrates to America to collect
their debts republican aristocracy will
receive their partner with open arms.
Republican aristocracy has possession
of every department of the govern
ment, owns its wealth, its press; its re
ligion, it transportation and communi
cation. All that is left to go are your
strong arms and your immortal minds.
With" these you built this nation's
wealth. , It is yours. With them you
can redeem it and control it. Would
you know the tallisman of success?
It is a United people.
Arouse from your slumbers. You
have been sleeping. Vote no more in
old party lines chains upon yourselves.
Arise, organize, prepare lor action.
Political revoUtlon is upon you revo
lution by tho ballot. The road to suc
cess lies in the complete and consoli
dated union of the masses beyond tho
possibility of confusion or dissent.
Next proceed to organize your pre
cincts and elect your men, then follow
with your counties and tho state. Bo
sure you get your men, and get them -without
delay. Make the watchword
of your organization, association and
action, success and success only. When
you have secured your state legislation
pass stay laws staying the collection of
all debts and interest giving men a
chance to pay their honest debts this
will proteot you temporarily and com- .
pel the enemy to turn and discuss thrt
issue, until you can capture the nation
al government. Then annul the titles
of alien landlords, repudiate all corpor
ate and bonded debts, all mortgages
due to corporations and trust compa
nies. Let the government loan money
to the people to pay their honest debts,
run railroads, telegraph, etc. You
have but two alternatives. Choose ye '
between slavery and liberty.
L. Steijdins, North Platte.
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