The alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1889, October 12, 1889, Image 1
"THERE IS NOTHING WHICH IS HUMAN THAT IS ALIEN TO BE." Terence. VOL.I. THE ALLIANCE. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY UORNIKE. , BY THE ALLIANCE PUBLISHING CO. BOHANNAN BLOCK, Lincoln, - - - Nebraska. J. BURROWS, : : , . Editor. J, M. THOMPSON, Associate Editor. All communications i??1? be addressed to THE ALLIANCE PUBLISH ING CO., aud all matters pertaining: to the Farmers' Alliance, Jncluditg subscriptions to the pape, to the Secretary. EXPIRATIONS. Tour subscription has expired, anil unless re jewed within theT- ;.TT next fifteen days, -r satisfactory ar - rang-ementt mae with the editor, f your "name will be removed from our books and the paper discontin A ued. We trust you will feel it : your duty to semi as your eubscrip M tion and continue with us. Should-- Jk- this paragraph be marked with a blue cross it means you. SUBSCRIBE FOB The Alliance! -oo- THE FARMERS' OWN PIPER ! -00- Magniflcent Premiums ! 00 TnE Alliance has been started as the official organ of tbe Nebraska State Farmers' Alliance. It has already taken a high place ;among the papers of the country, and is .gaining patron age which promises to make it a bril liant success. It will be conducted SOLELY IN THE INTEREST 'OF THE FARM ERS AND LABORING MEN OF THE STATE AND N ATION. J. BTJRBOWS, its Editor, is President jzf the National Farmers'' Alliance, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Farm ers' State Alliance. He has had long experience in newspaper work. He will bring to his aid able men in differ ent spheres of thought, and will make TnE Alliance one -of the ablest pa pers in the west. TnE Alliance will be absolutely FEARLESS AND UNTRAMMELED in the discussion of all public ques- Fj w a ii i n A. lions. - its puunsners win accept no patronage from corporations that will embarrass their free expression of opinion upon all topics. NO MONEY WILL BUY THE OPINIONS OF THIS PAPER. : THE ALLIANCE will be found in the front ranks of the opposition to all trusts and combinations to throttle com petition, and extort from the producers and laborers the lion's sharejof the fruits of their toil. We shall advocate the 'free coinage of silver the same as gold, and its re storation to its Id time place in our currency; The issue of all paper money direct to the people on land security, and an increase of its volume proportioned to increased production ana population; Government ownership of railroads; The U. S. postal telegraph; The restriction of land ownership to the users of land, and its reasonable limitation; The exclusion of alien landlords; The election of U. S. Senators by a direct vote of the people; And all other reforms which will inure to the benefit of tbe Farmers and Workingmen. MR. BURROWS was the first man to officially propose the union of the Northern and South ern Alliances into one body; and the first to propose the formation of a Na tional Business Committee,which prom ises to develop into one of the largest co-operative enterprises in the world. Now Brother Farmers and Working men, ,it remains for you to prove that the often-made assertion that you will not stand bv your own friends, is false. We appeal to you for support. Give us your support and we will give you a grand paper. Every member of the Alliance, and every Farmer, should make the suc cess of this paper HIS OWN INDI VIDUAL CONCERN. W'e want an agent in every Alliance in the North. Terms, Single Subscriptions $1.00 per Tear, invariablv in advance i or. Vivo yearly Subscriptions Four Dollars. Canvassers wanted. SEE OUR MAGNIFICENT PRE MIUM OFFER in our advertising columns. All kinds of Job Work Promptly and neatly executed at rea souable prices. Particular attention given to Alliance work. Address, Alliance Pub. Co., Lincoln. Neb. The rapid growth of the Alliance and other farmers' organizations is one of the most hopeful signs of the times. All branches of honorable toil will soon be consolidated under one head and for ,one general purpose -the best interests of the producing classes. ; What's the Use! The daily press is striving: hard Hut what's the use? That folks their follies may discard, But what's the use? For people still blow out the fas,' And trains at crossings try to pass, While ladies still chew g-um, alas ! So what's the use? The fanners still are signing- notes So what's the use? And buying- wild Bohemian oats. So what's th use? ; For though we warn them day by day, Yet suckers still will dearly pay For every "snap" that comes their way, So what's the use? EDITORIAL. THE U. P. BOiD. As we noted last week, the scheme of the U. P. people to rob the govern ment of the debt due it by the Pacific roads is ripening. We notice in the news dispatches of Tuesday last, that the special senate committee appoint-, ed to make an investigation into the terminal facilities and property inter ests of the Union, Southern and North ern Pacific railroad companies, arrived at Omaha on a special train last Mon day evening. Senator Davis, when questioned con cerning the matter, said: ''This committee was appointed for the purpose of making an investigation of the condition of the subsidized lines, with a view to establishing a basis up on which to formulate a funding bill. It is intended to provide a medium of refunding the obligations of the Pacific roads to the government, making the government an individual creditor, and extending the indebtedness of the roads to such a number of years as may be decided upon. To all intents and purposes it will be a creature, in character, of the Outhwaite bill." As we predicted last week, the Outh waithe bill is to come up in the new congress in a new form. Arrange ments are being made to make the government an individual creditor, and extend the debt an indefinite number of years; and failing in that, it is the intention of the parties interested to rob the subsidized roads of all value by making entirely new connections with and by the lines which have been built with the surplus earnings of those roads, and then leave them on the hands of the government without any earning capacity except , their local traffic and subject to a first mortgage bonded debt more than equal to their value. In short, a1ong:headed scheme is on foot to induce the government to try its first experiment at railroading so handicapped as to make financial failure an absolute certainty, and so nip in the bud the growing demand of the people for government ownership of railroads. This scheme is to divorce all the Un ion Pacific non-subsidized lines from the subsidized system and to place the non-subsidized lines out of the reach of the government, against that day when the Union Pacific shall be called to a reckoning from which there shall be no escape. The name of the consoli dated system of lines divorced from the Union Pacific is the "Oregon Short Line & Utah Northern Railway Com pany." It embraces the Oregon Short Line Railway, running from Granger, Wy. T., to Huntington, Oregon; the Utah Northern Railway, a. narrow gauge road running from Ogden, Utah, to Silver Bow, Anaconda, Butte City and Helena, Montana; the Utah Cen tral Railway, running from Ogden to Salt Lake City and thence to Frisco in the southern part of Utah; the Utah & Nevada and the Ogden & Syracuse Railroads. The general offices of the new system, which is a corporation by itself, standing utterly independent of all other corporutions, have been lo cated at Salt Lake City. The Oregon Short Line is the Union Pacific's route to Oregon and Washington, and it con nects with the Oregon Railway & Nav igation Company at Huntington. The Oregon Short line Railway is the lessee of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, and the Union Pacific has nothing to say to the Oregon Naviga tion Co. that doe4 not pass through the hands of the Oregon Short Line. This consolidation strips the Union Pacific of all feeding lines west of the Rockies, leaving nothing except the main line terminating at Ogden. The officers of the consolidated system, as it is known here, are all Union Pacific men, and include President Charles Francis Ad ams, who fills the same position on the Union Pacific, and George M. Cum mings, general manager, also assistant general manager of the Union Pacific. Edward Dickerson, general superin tendent of the Union Pacific, is also a prominent figure among the stock holders of the consolidated system. The complete divorce of these non subsidized lines from the Union Pa cific system is liable to be followed by a repetition of the deal with the non subsidized roads east of the mountains. A line is now building from Sioux City west and from Ogden east. Of course the Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway is a great sys tem, but it must have an eastern out let. These things have all been taken into consideration, and it has not been LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, forgotten that the Union Pacific main line now owes enough to build several main lines just like, it, and that this same main line is competing with oth er transcontinental lines which were built at much les cost in the days of cheap railroads. The Pacific Short Line is organized to build from Sioux City to Ogden; it passes through a bet ter country than the Union Pacific and is many miles the shorter line. At Sioux City it makes connection for Chi cago and the East with as much facili ty and as good results a does the Un ion Pacific at Omaha or Kansas City. The Senate Committee will do well to investigate the secret schemes that are being nursed by the highly respect able Chas. F. Adams and his conferes, as well as the property interests of the road he represents. As a matter of ab stract right and justice all roads that have been built out of the earnings of the U. P., or by robbing it of ties and iron, as in the case of the Utah North ern, are covered by the government lien, and should be held for the govern ment debt. We believe if this matter should go to the supreme court of the U. S., such would be its decison. Thieving jugglery should have no part in this case. How Shall We Maintain Interest in the Subordinate Alliances! This is a question of paramount im portance, and confronts every member of a Subordinate Alliance. It is a com mon thing for Alliances to languish, and the members lose interest, solely for the want of some organized effort to maintain interest and originate enter prises and schemes for' the financial benefit of the members. This is all wrong, and should not be permitted. There is not an Alliance in the state that cannot institute some business scheme either to save or make money, and every Alliance should do it. Bulk your sales whenever it is possible to do so. Follow your produce just as far on its road -to the consumer as possible. Join together in making up car-loads of hogs, grain, cattle, or anything youmay have to ship, where single members have not full car-loads. Join together also in buying coal, groceries, lumber, and many other articles. Geo. Wood ley, of Chicago, will sell lumber direct to the consumer for cash in car-lots, at great saving over the retail trade. Re member any individual, under the inter-state law, can ship goods in or out as cheap as any regular shipper. These business arrangements will furnish topics of interest to occupy part of the time of your meetings. But reg ular discussions and literary entertain ments should be provided for. There is hardly an Alliance which has not some member qualified to prepare a programme and lead in such discus sions. These persons should be found and enlisted in the work, and regular discussions should be provided for on topics of general interest, or on subjects on which education is necessary. These discussions may take a wide range, and embrace any and all questions which it is desirable to understand. Another source of interest is to meet at different members' houses, instead of regularly at one place. This is quite pleasant in the clear fall weather. At such meetings a social spirit will pre vail a free interchange of views on current politics, on neighborhood af fairs, and farming interests, will take place. In all these meetings, and in all discussions, seek a higher plane of liter ary and social development. Do not confine your reading to the newspaper. Seek the best books and newest and highest ideas. Mental and moral de velopment is one of the great objects of the Alliance. But a higher culture is not picked up by the roadside by chance. It only comes to those who desire it and seek it. But with those who once begin to seek it the desire for it grows strong er and stronger. Make the meeting of the Subordinate Alliance interesting and valuable, and it will be the surest guarantee that the meeting of the County and State Alli ance will also be valuable. ' We would suggest the following top ics for discussion at Alliance meetings: How shall Ave improve present meth ods of taxatian? What is the duty of the government to the farmers? What is the cause of the present hard times? Can our present financial system be improved? and how? Can monopolies and trusts continue to exist and free government be main tained? What kind of live stock pays best ? Is it our duty to support our OAvn pa per? The above "will do for the present. The secretary of the State Alliance may probably issue a series of subjects for discussion, certain subjects being as signed to each month, so that all over the state discussion and thought may be concentrated upon the same line. In conclusion let us say that the Alli ance, if properly managed, affords the best means for elevating and educating the farmers that has ever been devised; and we sincerely hope the good men who desire the advancement of society to still higher and higher planes will use it for that purpose. When answering advertisements al ways mention The Alliance. THE OUTLOOK FOR THE FARMER. With corn at from 10 to 15c. ; with oats at 8 to 12c; with the cattle market in tbe hands of a combine, t making the feeding of steers a mere lottery, with the chances in favor of selling at a loss after they are fattened; with the prices of horses, which comparatively few farmers raise for sale,' demoralized by the general depression, the outlook for farmers is unusually gloomy. If a farm er is out of debt, and can Remain so, he is master of the situation. But very few indeed are in that fortunate condition. Our financial system, based on debt, and furnishing an entirely, inadequate volume of money, forces the business of the country upon a debt basis. There is a very large class of farmers who are absolutely compelled to either borrow money or make store bills or give notes for machinery, &c, or quit the busi ness. The rates of interest in one case, and the added prices in the other, are simply ruinous. As a result of this, chattel mortgage sales are almost of daily occurrence in all our considerable towns. Property is ruthlessly sacri ficed, and men left with families on their hands just their bare hands. One class is fattening on debt the debt of other people. To the money lenders the present is a time of bounti ful harvest. Never in the history of the country were the handlers of money gathering in spoils faster than now. Is there any prospect of relief? Are there any governmental measures pro posed which promise to make prices higher, money more plenty, times eas ier? Is there the least prospect that the promises of orators last fall, that the election of Harrison would bring is prosperity, are to be fulfilled? Candor compels us to answer all these questions in the negative. The only government al scheme spoken of in connection with money- is to issue a thousand millions of perpetual bonds, and a.x the people to pay interest upon them, for the benefit of bankers. The only thing the bank ers propose to do is to withdraw the greenbacks and relieve a little gold that is now hoarded in the treasury. Mean time the continual rumble of business failures is heard, a cry of ""hard times" is going up from all the land and the "misery" caused by a "shrinking vol ume of money and falling prices" de picted by the United States monetary commission, is upon us. It is very evident that what relief the farmers have must come from them selves. Expenses mustbe cut off, the most rigid economy adopted. Articles of food and clothing that have been bought must be substituted by articles produced at home. We must deliber ately study and plan to live within ourselves. The extent to which this can be carried will surprise any one who has not figured on it. If Ave are forced to do it, we can go back to the old ways of our fathers, Avhen Avoolen and linen cloths were made on the farm, and Avhen almost everything consumed on the farm Avas produced on it. Car ried out on a large scale, this Avould breed disaster to other classes. Less goods Avould be bought, merchants would fail, and railroad stocks slump. Meantime the Avorld must have the food supplies we produce. The interest of self-preservation is strong, and the farmers must look out for themsehes. Our financial system is a breeder of periods of financial depres sion followed by panics and Avide spread ruin. We are in the depression now, and the crisis will soon come. The truth might just as well be told. Brad street may gloze it over as he may, the symptoms are plain. We warn the farmers, and 6ay to them, take care of yoursehres. The Omaha Bee of the 5th has a Arery fair article on the Australian voting system. It goes just a little out of the way to detail an ingenious method by which -otes may be bought, eA-en under that system. This simply illustrates that if men Avere fenced into paradise, and hell was just outside, they'd kick a paling off and stick one leg through. The Australian law will be passed by our next legislature, and we trust the Bee Avill experience an entire change of heart before that time, and become one of its most earnest supporters. Omaha Bee: ; Dastardly assaults of the White Cap order can not be toler ated in this state. Masked cowards Avho skulk in the dark and brutally as sault their neighbors will have to be hunted doAvn and severely dealt with.,. Amen! Amen! The Winchester rifle, sharp and quick, is the proper remedy; and there shouldn't be an instant's hesi tation in applying it. Hades Knows its own. In its ac count of the Hastings' eonA-ention the Lincoln Journal says "pandemonium reigned in the hall Chairman Bixler was soon worn out, and Church Howe was called to the chair." Sound enough! Pandemonium claims him here, as hades Avill hereafter. The hole where Tanuer's mouth was still yawns. The president's sup ply of poor relations is exhausted. ' He may have to make a requisition upon Clarksonyet. Lincoln can spare sev eral candidates for postmaster without going broke. . f Those who are ruled by law, should have the power to say what shall be laws, and who the law makers. Wom en are as much interested in legisla tion as men, and are entitled to repre rentation. William Lloyd Garrison. OCT. 12, 1889. Republican State Convention. JUDGE REESE DEFEATED! THE RAILROAD GANG TRIUMPH ANT. People, Wake Up! A PEOPLES' STATE CONVENTION NEEDED. This paper owes ' no allegiance to the republican or any other party; and it does not criticise the action of any po litical convention in any partisan spirit. And it doesn't need to, from the simple fact that there is no such thing as parti san politics in state matters in Nebras ka. The sole contest in this state now as in years past, is between the corpora tions and the people. In the republican convention at Hastings last Tuesday the people were most ignominiously de feated, and the railroad gang is now on top. Judge Reese, since his eleATation to the supreme bench, has shown himself to be a high-minded, honorable gentle man, who based his decisions on sound judicial principles, and could not be made the tool of monopolies and rail road corporations. This fact disquali fied him for the support of the brass collared gang who rule this state. For the past month trusted agents of the gang have been laying their plans for the defeat of Judge Reese. While Judge Reese's friends knew of these prepara tions, they still placed so much reliance in his well known integrity and his strength with the people that they had full confidence of his re-nomination. But when the convention' assembled it was found to be a railroad crowd. Three division superintendents, and railroad bosses and cappers from all over the state were present to hold up their henchmen to the point of violating their pledges, ignoring instructions given to them as delegates, and betraying the people of the state. - v This was all accomplished on the first ballot. Judge Norval was nominated by 545 votes to 269 for Reese. Again Ave Avitness the political ma chinery of the dominant party used to defeat the Avill of the people. Again we see combined monopolies seize that which should be the agency of free government and prostitute it to the base purpose of retiring a . judge whose only fault is that he would not be. their tool, and elevating in his stead a man whom they think they can use. , Lancaster county had thirty-nine del egates in the convention, elected as supporters of Mr. Reese, and explicitly instructed for him. Of these fourteen were found who held their subserviency to corporations higher than their fidel ity to their constituents and their per sonal honor. The vile agency of free passes in this infamy may be illustrated by some facts in relation to the Gage county delega tion. This delegation Avas instructed for Judge Reese; but he had no free transportation for its members. This fact coming to the knoAvledge of the B. & M. outfit, about thirteen of the num ber were captured for the railroad creAV by the contemptible bribe of a free pass. Think of it! Men who call themseh es honorable ignoring the instructions of their constituents and selling themselves to a railroad corporation for the con temptible pittance of a free ride to Has tings. There were 280 proxies in this convention, live-sixths of Avhich were probably controlled by the railroad crew. But mere resentment against individ ual traitors amounts to but -ery little, and would amount to nothing Avere it not that parties and conventions are only aggregations of individuals. The great question is, what Avill the people do about it? Will they march up like cattle and "vote -the - straight ticket? Probably they will. So few of them have yet learned that they are being ruled by railroad cappers through the agency of the party tie. The right thing to do is to call an In dependent State Convention, and place M. B. Reese in nomination, and thus make a square issue betAveen the people and the corporations. But the great organs of the party, Avho are all the time mouthing for the dear people, Avill hardly have the moral courage to take this course. FINANCIAL FALLACIES. When the statement is made that the present hard times are caused bv low prices Avhich have been brought about by a shrinkage in the volume of money compared with production and popula tion, it is always met by the reply, "O, there's plenty of monev. You can cret all the money you want if you only have the securitv." This is aDnarentlv - m. A- r true; consequently this reply is difficult to meet except by a somewhat intricate argument. It is true that in times of contraction and consequent low rices. money accumulates . at our centres of traae, ana lies there unused, always seeking paying investments with good se curity. The cause of this accumulation is low prices low prices of farm pro ducts, low prices of all kinds of goods, and low prices of ; labor. First let us consider the case of the farmer. He has seen the prices, of . his products cro down. from some inscrutable cause, until he is producing his crops at less than cost. The margin of profit that is left to the farmer must consist of those products which are left after the current expens es of the year have been met. If he is producing below cost that margin will be entirely wiped out, and he may be compelled to sell some reserve stock or perhaps borrow money to keep matters even. In this case he stops making im provements, retrenches in all family expenses, buys less goods. Necessarily the money that he would have used if prices had been good is left in the bank er's hands unemployed. The same cause that induces him to economize will pre vent his buying land or making other ventures. In short, as far as the farmer is concerned, low prices cause a stagna tion of business and enterprise Avhich leaves money idle, and it necessarily ac cumulates unused at the business centres. In the case of the tradesman the same principle applies. Prices are tending downward, at the same time trade gets duller, collections more difficult, com petition for sales keener. He sees his margin of profit gradually disappearing; and he also is forced into a line of econ omy, not only in his own living, but in his business, which reacts disastrously upon the business of the community. It lessens his purchases, as Avell as les sens his sales, and a less volume of money is therefore required to transact the business, and it accumulates un used. With business men another potent cause of stagnation is found in the con tinuous shrinkage of values in limes of contraction. It would not be very shrewd for a man to buy a piece of property to-day which he was morally certain that he could buy six months or a year hence at twenty per cent, less than to-day. Money calculates all of these chances. Money men and finan ciers who knoAv little or nothing of the principles Avhich underlie money, know all about these intricacies of invest ment enterprise. . It often happens that through this shrinkage in the value of property money will earn more while locked up in a safe idle than it would invested in property. Hence the shrink age in Aralues in such times as these acts as a bar to enterprise, and causes mon ey, which in good times would be ac tively employed, to sAvell the reserves of some bank, or to be invested in some speculative enterprise. In the case of the mere Avage-laborers the same principle of stagnation caused by low prices operates with full force. It is true that in such times the wages of a day's work will buy more necessa ries than" in other times it is also true that as the farmer, and merchant, and manufacturer are compelled to econo mise, days' Avork become fewer and idle days more plenty. Thus the laborer finds that cheap provisions bring him no solace, and that Avith prices loAvcr and lower he finds it still harder and harder to keep the wolf from the door. It will thus be seen that the idea that money is cheap and plenty because the bank reserv es are large and money is seeking borrowers, is a fallacy and a de lusion. Money has no employment apart from labor. Of itself it earns nothing. A banker speaks of money as earning so much interest. But before this money can earn any interest it must be used in some aA-enue of labor, and as an adjunct and aid to such labor, and it is the labor that earns the interest. Prosperity demands that labor should be employed, and .when labor is all em ployed there will be little idle money. THAT $50,000,000. In the presidential campaign the re publicans made a great hue and cry about .Mr. .Cleveland, having lent the banks $50,000,000 of government money without interest. Now, it is given out by the republican papers that Mr. Har rison is calling in that money and using it to buy bonds. Of course it would not do for Mr. H. to do such an utterly aw ful thing as did Mr. C. Just look at the financial aspect of this matter, and see how utterly insincere and hypocrit ical is the talk of both sides. ' Mr. Cleveland lent the money to the bank ers; Mr. Harrison withdraws it and turns it over to the bond-holders, the same fellows, taking their bonds at twenty per cent, premium. It is certainly better for the people that this money should remain in circu lation. If it is AvithdraAvn from the banks it goes out of circulation, at least until the men who exchange bonds for it can re-invest it. As in any case the U. S. would get no interest for it, it is certainly better that the money should go to the banks, and through them into the channels of trade, than to be locked up in the U. S. treasury. Better still Avould it be, if the government could lend that money to the people on land security, at cost of handling, instead of lending it to the banks for nothing, and letting them lend it to the people at usurous interest. The debt statement issued by the treasury Oct: 1st shows that there is noAv locked up $637,540,530.61.. . One of our exchancres hns ttiA fall mi-. ing advice to its farmer readers which n.im1ir with onunl frrtn tn oil nunnU. "If you have a little farm and are out of debt, don't fret and work yourself and good wife into graves for the making of money. You have but one life to live and it is very brief at the best. Take a mue pleasure and comfort as you go rry tj j , j " iiu tie CTOOtl to others. A morbid. insnUnto desire to possess the earth, to grab ev- ";WUUj Jll DlgUl, 19 M IMC XUULlMilllOU of more, miserv than anv nn thJnrr Wealth alone will never keep your mem ory green alter you are gone; a good life and kind actions will." NO. 17. A WORD FOR THE CAUSE. Educate, Educate, Educate I An army, to le efficient, must In or ganized. It must be made up of com- Janies, battalions, regiments, brigades, livislons and corps. But this not enough. These sub-division must be drilled not separately and differently, but all exactly alike, so that Avhen massed together, they can all 1 wielded by one command, by one won,, by one man. So with the Fanners Alliance. It i not enough to organize into Sulordi nate, County, State and National Ind ies. It is not enough to subscribe to certain principles, or to assume certain obligations. Those bodies must b edu cateddrilled to act together. Theiv is nothing compulsory about it. but it I truly a volunteer army. We nrnv have a true and loyal and active Suu Alliance, or a strong and efficient and zealous County Alliance, but it U not enough. There must bo the most har monious, as well as the most thorough, co-operation betAveen all these sub-divisions of our grand arm v. We must act together and alike. To do this, Ave must be educated alike think alike. '1 do this we must read alike. To do this WE MUST HAVE OUU OWN I'APKIW AM HEAD THEM. The aloA'c from the Progressive Farm er of North Carolina, forcibly present a A'ery importaut subject. Do we habit ually, Avhen subscribing for paiiers, se lect those which Ave know are devoted to our interests? or are Ave not quite a? apt to select one that is -edited in the interest of a corporation, or which is en tirely indifferent on the subject! The State Alliance of this state low repeatedly urged the members to dis continue their patronage of papers which do not advocate the principles of the Alliance. The Alliances of Nebras ka haAe a paper of their own. It advo cates their rights aud their interests. It. has the warm endorsement of our State ExecutiAe Committee. It has the con fidence and support of many of the best farmers of the state. It Avill not pander to vitiated sentiment or tastes. It will be a clean paper which you can place in the hands of your young daughters. Its columns will be controlled by no party nor no corporation. Is it not worthy of your support and encouragement? And can you not prevail upon soine neighbor to subscribe? Can you not secure ten subscribers for it in your Al liance? Come to our help in building up our great and glorious cause come to our help in advocating the, rights of tbe fanner against trusts, combinations and frauds. Accept this appeal as made to you individually. There are two thou sand men in this state Avho should each get us up a club of live by the first day of November. Have not some of you been receiving the paper ever since it started, and not yet sent us even your own subscriptions? Have you renewed? We are not satisfied with our paper. Our ideal paper is handsomer and bet ter than any paper in the state of Ne braska. Give us ten subscribers from each Alliance, and Ave will make this, the ideal paper. Hon. Alonzo Wardall for Senator. Hon. A. Ward all, of Huron, Dakota, has been put forward by his friends for U. S. Senator. In an article in the Hu ralist defining his position, he gives the following figures: BHITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS. Total number of members 070. Agriculture 10 Industry 101 Commerce and lrade Professional men , . . . Army and Navy ..... Office holders. .............. ....107 Oft 47 FRENCH CHAMBER OK DEPUTIES. Numlier of Deputies 580. Professional men ?7( Office holders 5 Industry .81 Agriculture 72 Commerce and Trade. G'i U. S. HOUSE OK REPRESENTATIVE. Number of Representatives 4J2."5; of Territorial delegates 8. Total 3!13. Professional men. ....... T 26-1 Industry 24 Commerce and Trade 24 Agricultural 21 He then goes on to say: Think of it, citizens of Dakota! With 45 per cent of the population of these United States agricultural, with mate rial interests greater than all the rest combined, we have but one twenty-second part of the members of congress. No wonder our interests are neglected, as they surely are. It is small blame t- the lawyers, bankers and railroad mag- J nates, mining nabobs, lum!or kings, omcer8 and agents oi me money i rusts and combinations, if they look after the interests that sent them there. Why should they not? They would be, recre ant to their trust if they did not No body complains about their not doing their duty by their employers, aud for their class, and we as fanners have no right to grumble if men whom we did not select and Avho are not in sympathy . with us, neglect our interests. If the 375 lawyers and bankers in congress are giving you the legislation you waut, well and good; send four more from Dakota. If they are not doing theii duty by you, and I believe there is not a farmer in Dakota Avho thinks they are, then in the name of common sense and for your interest and safety, send at least one farmer out of the four and try him for a term and see if it will help matters any. If you prefer any other farmer to me, say so, and I will work heartily for him but let us call a halt on this class legislation, and say that the people, not the 'lawyers and bank ers alone, shall control congress. This is excellent doctrine to apply in other states than Dakota. Every Alli ance man there ought to make it his special duty to see that Mr. Wardall gets there. Monopolists seem to think they are the only men Avho have a right to live.