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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB.y SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1890.
r ALLIA5CE DIBECTORY.
NATIOXAX, FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
President. H. L. Loueka, Dakota.
Vice-President. John H. Powers. Nebraska.
Secretary, Aurust Pott, Moulton. Iowa.
Fro-sorer. J. J. Furlong, Minnesota.
Lturer, N.B. Ashby. lies Mot ncs, Iowa.
NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE.
President, John H. Powers, Cornell.
Tiea President, Valentine Horn. Aurora.
Secretary-Treasurer, J. M. Thompson, Lincoln.
Lecturer, W. F. Wrlg-ht, Johnson county.
Asst. lecturer, Logan Mclteynolds, Fairfield.
Chaplain Kev. J. S. Edwards, Waboo. , ,
Door keeper, D. W. Barr, Clay county.
Asst. door keeper, G. C. Underbill, Unadilla.
Beara-eant-at-arins, J. Billing-sly, Sbelton.
I, Burrows, chairman; B. F. Allen, Wabash;
J. W. Williams. Filley; Albert Dickenon,
Lite-field; Frank H. Young, Custer.
Post Omci at Lxhcolx, Nb., June 18, 188.
I hereby certify that Tub Alliance, a week
ly newspaper published at this place, has been
determined by the Third Assistant Post Mas
tar General to be a publication entitled to
admission in the mails at the pound rate of
postage, and entry of it as such is accordingly
made upon the books of this office. Valid
while the character of the publication re
mains unchanged. Albkrt Watkins, ,
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
Lancaster County Convention.
We publish below the table of dele
gates as assigned to the precincts by
the county committee. The convention
is to le held at Lincoln the 2Gth, the
primaries the 24th.
First Ward.... 11
Second Ward.. 13
Third Ward.... C
Fourth Ward.. . 5
Fifth Ward.... 8
Sixth Ward 13
Seventh Ward.. 6
Buda Precinct . . 8
Centrev'e " . . G
Denton " .. 7
Elk " .. 5
Grant " " . . 5
Garlield " .. 5
Highland " .. 6
Lanc'ster " .. 5
Little Salt ' .. 6
Mill Precinct.. 10
Mi'dleC'k " . . 5
Nemaha " .. 8
N'uthBl'ff" .. 5
Oak .. 6
Oli'eBr'ch" .. 5
Panama " 8
KockCr'k " .. 6
Saltillo " .. 9
So'thPass" .. 10
Stockton " .. 7
Waverly " ..10
West Oak " . . G
Y'keellill " .. 5
WestL'c'n" .. 6
The Picnic at Cushman Park. ;
The County Alliance at its last meet
ing decided to have a picnic at the park
some time in August. The labor organ
izations of the city were invited to meet
with them at that time. It has been
suggested by some of the Knights that
the date be changed to Labor Day, Sept.
1st, at which time a grand display will
be made by the organized labor societies
of the city, in connection with the coun
ty Alliance. A rousing meeting could
be held. The committee on arrange
ments might look this matter up.
The Nebraska Lumber Dealers Associa.
A letter from Fred Geochner, Pres. of
Alliance No. 515 in reeard to the letter
from the Huddleston Lumber company
to the above association. That letter
was published in our paper a few weeks
ago, we would say to Bro. Geochner.
Second District Congressional Conven-
We have received the call for the Con
crressional District Convention for the
Second District too late for insertion in
full. The Convention will be held at
Hastings Monday July 28, at 7 p. m.
T-3 representation is the same as the
State Convention. We will publish
call next week.
Except in special cases, on special
subiects. we shall publish no more
resolutions. The flood of them for the
past three months has sufficiently shown
the drift of public sentiment on the sub
We received some resolutiens from a
K. of L. Assembly at Kenesaw. They
were partly in type when the storm of
last Friday came up, and the wind took
the copy out of the window and out of
sight, which accounts for their non-appearance,
i x i.k r
What shall I do for lice on the rose
bushes? asks a lady. Cover with a
sheet and burn tobacco under it. To
bacco will kill most anything but a
man, and it sometimes kills him. Ex.
The defeat of the free coinage of sil
ver by the republicans should bury that
party so deep that even Gabriel!s trum
pet will fail to resurrect it.
Fresh From the Foot of the Mountains.
Editor Alliance: Alliance mem
bers one and all are working hard for
Our commissioned organizer Bro. J.
N. Webster is busy working up and or
ganizing new Sub.- Alliances. He has
just organized a Subordinate Alliance
at Calton, with a Bohemian class with
13 charter members.
We have four Subordinates, and we
are all a going to have an old style pic
nic near Chimney" Rock, Cheyenne
county, Nebraska. We will have ice
cream, lemonade and a platform for a
dance, and some of us will make a three
day's tour of the occasion, .. and we ex
pect to have a long to be remembered
time. ' ' ' ' .
A Mr. King, the County Judge of
Scotts Bluffs county. Neb., will be there
also to deliver a lecture to us.
Our picnic ground will be in plain
view of the North Platte river and val
ley, set back close to the foot hills,
where there will be plenty of nice pine
tree shade with plenty of cool and clear
spring water that comes out of the base
oft he mountains. ,
We will advertise the Call for a Peo
ple's Independent County Convention,
Precinct convention on July 24th, and
county convention July 26, to send dele
gates to the state convention. We all
think that the farmers and laborers are
the enemy the adjutant-general is or
ganizing new militia to kill.
H. M. Coulter,
Sec. Co. Alliance.
Two Ways To Look At It.
A drove of plutocratic newspapers,
referring to the bill to loan money on
land, ask t the government is to be
come a pawnbroker? Well, when the
ffoveraraent is loaning nearly a billion
dollars on unsecured paper, it might
much better be in the pawnbroking en
terprise. . Either the national banks are
urivate banks or thev are national con
cerns. Among their loans as they stand
to-day over $900,000,000 are loaned on
"commercial paper." Of this $600,000,
000 only by endorsement, and about
9300,000,000 is absolutely without en
dorsement or security of any kind.
Those blind jackals at Washington will
find tbat land is good security when an
outraged people have buried them un
der six feet of ballots. Qreat West.
The national banks, by repeated de-i
cisions of the supreme uourt, are
cal agencies of the United States. ; As
such the government not only has full
control of them, but is responsible for
their proper management. So the gov
ernment is in the loaning business quite
extensively. All the farmers ask is that
it should change its security.
t A German View of Prohibition. ;
We publish the following resolutions
and the private letter accompanying
them, as they express the sentiments of a
large number of our German members.
We are opposed to loading our platform
with a lot of issues upon which there is
great disagreement. See article in
another column on this subject.
Osage Sub. Alliance. 1441. July 5th.
1890, in regular session. "
Whereas. This Sub. Alliance is fully
convinced that the arguments for or
against the prohibition amendment in
side the Alliance will cause a rupture
of the Alliance, and,
Whereas, We believe that every mem
ber of the Alliance should vote on the
amendment as his conscience permits
him to vote: therefore be it
Resolved, That the Osage Alliance is
against any such arguments inside the
aimers' Alliance or at the state or
county conventions. And,
1 hat we are against any resolutions
or platforms in favor of or against pro
hibition which may be adopted at the
state or'eounty conventions.
lne above resolutions were unani
Dick 11. dueden, Pres.,
Wm. II. Bokse, See.
Bito. Burrows: If the German farm
ers oi Nebraska were satisheu that the
above resolutions would be useless. they
would join en masse. They are opposed
to any form of prohibition on the ground
and principle that it is not in conform
ity with the gospel. This may seem
odd to you, but when we claim that not
one will ever enter the kingdom of hea
ven by law, and farther that when by
our own example we can save a fallen
brother, he will be saved indeed, what
is the use of them making more laws
and by doing so create a sin that was
no sin before. We hold that if by law
one evil could be exterminated all evils
can. and the coniins: of our Savior
would have been i vain.
Let us pray, but abstain from prohi
bition. Respectfully and fraternally
yours, Dirk II. Dueden.
Chase County Meeting. -
An enthusiastic meeting was held at
Imperial on July 5th, in the court
house. Not only was there a full dele
gation present, but the court room was
hlled with Alliance men and women
who seemed to sympathize heartily
with the measures adopted by the dele
gates. Owing to quite recent organi
zation considerable time was consumed
in adopting a coustitution and by-laws,
but we are now in good workingorder,
and itj is decided to hold monthly meet
ings until after the fall elections. .
Contrary to the general expectation,
there was not a dissenting vote against
the calling of a People's Independent
Convention, and a rousing majority
may confidently be expected from Chase
county if the right men are selected as
candidates. We all ready have fully
one-half of the voting population, and
our numbers are increasing more rapid
ly than ever. Some Subordinate Alli
ances report ten to twenty additions at
a single session. C. L. Brain abd.
Resolutions were adopted approving
the People's State . Convention4, con
demning the action of the county com
missioners for allowing special pay to
county officers; calling for stringent
legislation to enforce the amendment if
it is passed; condemning the course of
the board of transportation; favoring
township organization; endorsing Sen
ator Stanford's bill; and denouncing po
litical sore-heads such as Dave Butler,
Rose water and Church Howe. Our
space is too limited to publish the reso
lutions in full. Ed. Alliance.
A Regular Double-Header.
Grant, Neb., July 9th, 1890.
Editor Alliance: That the pro
ducers of the United States can never
pay their debts with a system of money
that is plunging them deeper in debt
every year no one can deny.' The
cursed system did its work in the old
world, and was then imported to this
country by traders at home and tyrants
abroad. What the British bayonet
ailed to do British gold is doing with
neatness and dispatch. Namely: Crush
ing American liberty and independence.
Let the battle cry be, if the greenback
was good enough to pay the men who
saved the union and freed the black
slave, it is good enough to pay the
mortgage-holder and thereby free the
Yours for emancipation, ...
J. B. Osler.
The banks all over the country seem
to be enjoying a steady though-silent
and unostentatious success. It is in
spiring to note the noiseless operations
of these thousands of independent bank
ing institutions, that are daily sending
the strong life current into the indus
trial world. American Banter.
Yes, the life current that carries
financial death to the millions. One
per cent U. S. credit is the life current;
10 per cent bank credit that floats on
top, is the death current. loira Tribune.
Independent Convention in Hall Co.
Grand Island, Neb., July 13, 1890.
Editor Alliance: The tocsin sound-
ded and the stalwarts assembled. There
was blood on the moon and fire in the
eyes that gazed upon it. i ne opening
anthem had. lor its retrain, "iso politi
cians need apply." Aaron Cook opened
with a few pertinent remarks, and then
the convention settled down to business.
The resolutions adopted were strong on
every point, and the points were well
taken. They denounced monopolies m
general terms, and more particularly
the National banks, convict and child
ren's labor, forfeiture of interest and
principal for usury, asked laws for
equal taxation, for service pensions, for
fixing maximum freight rates, and
declare all contracts with the old po
litical partiesf ore ver off. ;
Aaron Cook andS. H. Lee were nomi
nated for legislators, H. A. Edwards for
county attorney, Geo. Ryan for register
of deeds. Senatorial and central com
mutes were appointed, and fifteen dele
gates to , thev state convention were
That is about the way it went to the
World-Herald, because their reporter
was in sympathy with the meeting; but
I fear the other papers will have it some
thing like this: Seventy members of
the Farmers' Alliance and eleven Knights
of Labor met at the court house and
held a pow Wow. A. Cook; the chair
man had no ability whatever in that
direction, and, though one of the can
didates for the legislature, seems most
unfit for the position. He was una Die
to see any dinerence between an Alli
ance convention and an independent
convention,and even the Knights of La
bor had some difficulty in getting re
cognition. The candidates are weaK an
rounu, witn me exception, oi iiunaiu.
Some merit must be conceded to the
resolutions, but the ticket can be easily
REPORTS OF COUNTY CONVEN
large and enthusiastic convention
held at Foster, Pierce Co., July
M. L. Kelly
Att'y. and J, M
was nominated for Co.
, Burch for Commission-
er. -; -' - ' r-"
A full delegation to the state conven
tion was chosen. .
A People's Convention was held at
Grand Ialand, in Hail Co., July 12
A. Cook and E. S. Lee were nominat
ed for the legislature, and H. A. Ed
wards for county Att'y.
Full delegation to State and Senator
ial Conventions were chosen.
On the 10th, of July a Peopies's Con
vention was held at Platte Centre,
Platte Co. William Shelps and Henry
Stevens were nominated for represen
tatives, and a full delegation to the state
convention was chosen.
On f July 12th a People's Independent
Convention was held at Indianola, Red
Willow Co., and nominated for repre
sentative for the C5th Dist., A. B. Mode;
for Co. Att'y, Sidney Dodge; for Co.
Commissioner's, S. Graham. It also
appointed, a full delegation to State con
The People's Convention for Nuckolls
Co. was held at Nelson, July 10. For
representative, Geo. A. Fulton; Co.
Commissioner. J. ' Dihel; Co. Att'y, R.
Sutherland; Clerk District Court; John
Burd. Delegates to State Convention
were also chosen. ,
Alliance Work in Gosper County.
Burwell, Nbe., July 6, 1890.
Editor Alliance; 1 write this that
our friends over the state may learn
how the Alliance in Garfield county is
progressing. On July 4th we had a
grand, celebration at Brother Alder
man's grove, whieh is situated about 2
miles from Burwell. In the morning
the members of the Sub. Alliances with
their families, met and formed a pro
cession, and then headed by the Bur
well brass band, proceeded to the grove.
Each Sub. Alliance had a banner and
flags flying. The procession was over
a mile long and the grandest demon
stration that ever took place in Gar
field county. When we arrived at the
grove we took dinner under the trees.
Addresses were delivered by Alliance
men and friends of the order, and the
balance of the day was spent in amus
ing ourselves as is custimary on the
I must tell you also that our people
are very strong in favor of independent
Eolitical action, in fact each Alliance
as expressed itself to that effect, and
many that do not belong to our order
and who reside in town are with us.
We will be represented at Columbus on
the 15th, also at Lincoln on the 29th.
Enclosed pleaee find draft and new
list of subscribers. Fraternally,
, T. J. Day.
Letter From J. J. Klinge.
Grand Island, Neb., July 10, 1890.
Editor Alliance: I have not seen
any items from this vicinity yet since
we have organized. The Lake Alliance
No. 1375 organized the 22d of March,
1890, with 16 charter members, and we
are still increasing in number every
meeting. We have now 50 members,
and get twine, oil, flour and so forth to
a great extent cheaper than before, and
this branch will vote solid for the farm
ers' ticket, and furthermore, against
prohibition; and this whole branch
would like to see the W. C. T. - U. col
umn kept out of The Farmers' Alli
ance paper, for lots of good old farmers
will not join the Alliance on that ac
count, then we work against prohibition
all we can. Then if this city would not
have the license law, where or how
could we pay all the taxes. We would
have to pay 18 thousand dollars more
on taxes, where a lot can be sold for
$1,000 and the taxes are about $20. But
when we get prohibition that lot will be
taxed at about the double amount and
could not be sold at $500. That's the
way it is in Kansas and Iowa, where
they have taxed prohibition and would
be glad to get rid of it again.- So I ad
vise every onest farmer of this great
state of Nebraska if you vote prohibi
bition the state will blume up like a
rose in spring.
Vice-President of Lake Alliance, No.
You would oblige me very much by
putting what I wrote just as it is in
- if aney thing is to Be chorged Please
notify me and I will Pay the same,
i Your truly,
J. J. Klinge,
Grand Island, Neb.
Put in at next issu)
Gosper County to be Depended Upon.
Hilton, Neb., July 8, 1890.
Editor Alliance: We wish to let our
brother farmers know that we may be
depended upon to perform our part in
the struggle, to wrest our state govern -mentfrom
the hands of monopolists,
and put it in the hands of honest men
elected by the people. '
Our County Alliance met last Satur
day, and unanimously voted to endorse
the call for a People's Independent state
Convention, and to keep aloof from the
primaries and conventions of the old
parties. Calls have been issued for
People's Independent caucuses in each
precinct to elect delegates to a People's
Independent County convention to be
held in Elwood, July 17, at 2 .o'clock
p.m. Let the people rule.
... , , , W. II; Stone, See.
Notice ol Incorporation of the , Maxwell,
Sharpe & Itoss Company.
The name of this corporation shall be the
Maxwell, Sharpe & Boss company.
The principal place of transacting the busi
ness of said corporation shall be at Lincoln,
juancaster county, JNeurasKa.
The jreneral nature of the business to be
transacted by this corporation shall be to buy.
sell and excnanre real and personal property
f every nature and kind whatsoever in the
state of Nebraska or elsewhere as said corpo
ration may determine.
FOURTH. " ; .
Tne autttonzed capital stock of this corpo
ration snau De u i.ju.uuu.uu) one nundred and
fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of
fifty dollars ((50.00) each, stock shares shall
be fully paid up at the time they are issued.
ana snau De non-assessable. Tne corpora
tion may proceea witn tne mam design or its
orsranization when flftv thousand dollars
($50,000.00) of its capital -stock shall have been
taken ana issued.
.-. ... FIFTH.
The highest amount of indebtedness or.li'
ability to wnich the corporation shall atan7
time subject itself shall not exceed two-thirds
of the amount of the capital stock taken out
and issued. ,
The affairs of the corporation shall be eon
ducted by a board of three directors who
shall elect a president, secretary and treas
Dated. Lincoln, Nebraska, this first day of
Max welt, Shaupe & Boss Compant.
By Frawk Sharps, Secretary. 6-w 2-1
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BOLTS AND SCREWS,
Special prices to the Alliance. : All orders
sent us by mail will have careful and prompt
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If at any time you are
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and money will be refunded.
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Largest and most complete stock of Teas, Cof
fees and Spices in the west.
at prices quoted by State Agent's price list on
all mail orders sent by secretaries or busi
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Save 25 per cent on Groceries, and 50 per
cent on Teas, Coffees
goods of us. Samples
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3 Chester White
I have a large number of animals not akin
ready for shipment.
M. M. HALLECK,
Breeder and Shipper.
CENTRAL CITY, NEB. 49tf
We Will All Sing
If you send and get the New Alliance Songs
ter, just hot from the press of II. & L. Vin
cent, at Winfleld, Kansas. It is a little beauty
containing 80 pages of mostly new sonjrs writ
ten this year especially tor tms oooe dv Alli
ance people. Most of them aie set to old and
familiar tunes, so all may join In the music
and enjoy it heartily. The price is placed at
the exceedingly low rate of single copies 10
cents or a lor $ i.uu. rostage iu cents extra.
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Scales, all sizes.
Greatest Improvements-Lowest Prices!
We have had 15 verrs' exnerience in this
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or no pay. Send for circulars and prices be
z a. j. AUSTIN, Pres., Terre Haute, Ind.
The Suppressed Political Bombshell
Our Republican llonarcby.
An Unsparing' Arraignment of the Politico
Capitalistic Machinery which has corrunted
our free Institutions and prostituted the Re
public to the aristocratic forms and Indus
trial slaveries of Monarchiai Jsurope. By
-we want an our subscribers to read 'Our
nepuDiican ionarcny.' xnts book is a scath
ing portrayal of the monstrously unequal and
unjust conditions now existing in the United
States, stated as the author says "with plain
ness, that the people may understand it." J.
7U1890W8 PABMBBS ALLIAKCX, June
'The most startling political pamphlet of
the day which every citizen should readJl
Hon. James B. Weaver, of Iowa.
Price 25 cents, sent post-paid from this of
floe. Or, we will send Ti Aujancb one
year and the book for 21.10. ""
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Oldest drul most complete Mitsic
House in the state, display
ing leading and first-class
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A full line of Violins, Accordeons, and Mu
sical Merchandise. Sheet Musio and Music
Books. Agent for celebrated makes of
Brass Iastruments. The Alliance can save
from 15 to 20 per cent. Special Terms to
Clubs. Correspondence or a call solicited
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INVITE YOU TO CALL.
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Alliance Sewing Machines.
State Agent Hartley is now prepared
to iurnisn a nrst ciass aewing juacmaes,
nicelv finished, live drawers, with all
the latest improvements. Price $20,
f. o. b. at Lincoln. 51 tf.
Imported and bred by I F. BOSS, Iowa
City, la Tbe olden Herd in low, -i ds
nest neras in jsngiana represented.
Come and see stock er send for circu
lar. Farn one mile SooueaM of citv
Everything' in the amunition line at
Maxwelk, Sharps & Ross Co.
c . Lincoln, Keb.
If rnn are tr oinor to build a house or barn
or both, or anything: else. . Send your order
to M axwell, Sharpe & lloss U).,
FOR SALE. An old established newspaper
in n wu) nnuntv is offered for sale on ac
count of sickness of the publisher. Apply,
care of Alliance, Lincoln, to bakuaih
Rubber beltln? at less
feend your orders for shot-guns to
Maxwell, Sharp Ross Co.,
3X00 tin fruit cans, made up, at
Maxwell, Sharpe & ttoss Co., -.
Letter to Uncle Sam , fcy Jacob Beck
" '"'No. 5.
Decatcr, Neb., July 4, 1890.
Dear Uncle Sam: This is the Fourth
of July and I have just returned from
an Alliance celebration held in a beau
tiful grove where young men and maid
ens, matrons and men of : hardy hairs.
lttle boys and girls were assembled. I
was called on for a speech and what do
you reckon 1 had to say?
Well I will tell you : 1 tola them that
Uncle Sam had four ways by which he
obtained money. By borrowing it by
taxing the people by selling or leasing
some of his property, or by coining it
and decreeing it money and declaring it
a legal tender.
I also told them that Uncle Sam had
four ways of oputting money in circula
tion: By loaning it by donating it to
parties by purchasing property, and
J Payin 11 out Iur ourvico or lauor.
I argued that the general depression
that prevails among farmers arose from
ack of currency; ana proposed the lol
owiug plan to get up a 'boom:"
That instead of Uncle Sam loaning
money to farmers on long time at low
rate of interest upon approved security.
that he buy lands of parties having
them for sale. And then lease said
amis to parties who wished to farm,
and charge them not less than one nor
more than three per cent per annum on
the purchase price; not permitting any
one to ever hold a lease for more than
60 acres f these lands at any one
time of life.' Make it a law that the
esseo shall be required to pay all taxes;
and so long as he paid the taxes and the
amount annually due the government
ie could not be dispossessed of his uold-
ng ... . . .
To purchase these lands I advocated
the issuing of legal tender paper money;
the same as you issued at the com
mencement of the late civil war.
I argued that such a policy would put
millions in circulation, and at the same
time enable the poor to get a home by
paying one per cent yearly on the gov-
ernmenrs purcnase price; ana enable
tell my audience that I had a farm
worth live thousand dollars; that I
would sell it to Uncle Sam for sixteen
hundred dollars if he would lease me
the same farm for one per cent per an
num on what he paid for it; and I
would agree to pay all taxes; and pay
him annually nis one, two or three per
cent. And that I would pay it in specie,
so he would have the hard money to re
deem the paper issued to purchase the
arm. And 1 will further state that if
Uncle Sam does not wish to issue green
backs to purchase my farm, I will take
a sixteen hundred dollar bond, having
twenty or thirty years to run and draw
ing three per cent non-taxable and in-
erest paid in specie.
Then you see I could either sell the
bond at a premium, or chip in with
others and start a national bank which
you know is said to be "the best bank-
. A . . 1 1 M
mg system in me woria.
I think the foregoing plan much bet
ter for the government and for the peo
pie than loaning money to the farmer
and taking a mortgage on his farm.
The government once owned all the
ana ana It would be better for her to
buy it all back and lease it to the occu
pants at such rates as they can pay.
Such a policy would result in a com
plete overthrow of land monopoly the
system of landlord and tenant would
soon perish, and along with it other
monopolies would totter to their fall.
Of course my improved homestead
scheme came in for a share of my atten
tion. 1 invited the audience to ask me
questions concerning any theories, but
no questions were asked. I spoke for
40 minutes, the day was pleasant, .we
had cakes, pies, turkey, chicken, music
and mirth in abundance.
Yours as ever,
Stirring Letter From a Lady of Otoe
Syracuse, July 9th, 1890.
H.DITOR FARMERS' ALLIANCE: 1 am
not a member of the Farmers' Alliance,
but am in full fellowship in their prin
ciples, which seem to inspire all minds
TM V .il. .1 1 I I . 1 Ml'!
aiiKe, uoin uie icarneu anu me illiter
This movement seems heaven-born.
and every mind ready to co-operate and
form what is called the Farmers' Alli
I am a subscriber to vour most excel
lent paper, which should lind its way in
every family. I he learned andunlearn-
ed all apreciate it as sneaking their senti-
ments. and welcome it with iov in their
homes. All eves read, all ears near.
.... . ..'
the intellect recieves stimulating
encouraging all with energy and
zeal, unabating in interest.
Onward is the cry to all who respond
v a -a .
loucier is tne can and farther it is
heard, gathering in the fold as if by
magic, by the thousand?, extending
from Maine to California united in ef
forts, shall accomplish that for which
all are seeking and belongs to them by
right. What an army against monopo
lists, capitalist and millionaires. Capi
tal is strong but cannot fight without
men. Will they see the cloud rising and
spreading as if to envelop the whole na
tion, and through thatfear, remove their
ill-gotten wealth to a place of of safety!
Do they see the government seized and
manned by honest officials where cor
ruption has so long reigned? Do they
see the bright star arising, following
this ever-spreading cloud, neither of
which will ever turn backward in their
course, but onward and onward the
. . . - .
tnklrtirntii a r f hAii
the cloud marches until the whole na
tion is enveloped and purified, driving
out corrupt officials and the government
reorganized and honest men in the
places once occupied by selfish, greedy
millionaires anu lawyers, lniricuinir
and decieving, making laws that will
fill their own pockets at the expense of
the millions ol farmers who have been
working early and late to pay off the
mortgage on the farm, only to find that
all the profits must go to these monopo
lists, leaving them worse off each suc
ceeding year. And then to crown the
whole the farm must go too, and follow
the profits that have gone before. All
gone. Families scattered; ruin and
desolation scattered on every hand.
Never will these millions of ruined men
turn backward but "onward!" will be
the cry "for justice, for freedom, for
an equal chance, for honest legislation,
where . laws shall be made to benefit all
the people, and not for the few whose
prayer seems to be
"Bless me and my wife.
Brother John and his wife
We four and no more. Amen."
I nnd in settling up the estate of my
husband, who died one year ago, many
whose prayer might be similar to the
I should like to become a member of
the Alliance. I have 220 acres of land
adjoining Syracuse which would put
help. Whether I am admitted or not
ray best efforts will be put fourth to ad
vance the cause of the Alliance whose
principles I am in sympathy with. I
cannot vote but can iniluence others,
perhaps, to vote the Alliance ticket.
Mrs. C. Davenport.
Send your orders for tin fruit cans to.
Maxwell, Sharps & Boss Co.,
mnt in thA fQrmor rio aa a rwl olivtl-tiQ I
membership, I should suppose, as I have seaiencea to the su
iwnt nn it a.i if k,t i,;-i of forty years, and
-l UU-a. Vll IU1U llU I 1 .
17. C. T. U. COLUMN.
Edited by Mrs. 8. C. O. Urros, of 2130 U
Street, Lincoln, Neb., of the Nebraska Worn t
an'a Christian Temperance Union.
The editor of Tna AlliakC $1aoea the re
sponsibility of this column In the care of the
Temperance Boy and Girls are We. '
Real temp'rance boys and girls are we.
In sunny youth from care we're free. , . .
And Join we now In "Bands of Hope,"
Against an evil power to cope.' . , ,-
We knew that e'en the smallest thing .
Can do souie good, or comfort Iwiiitr,
And so will we In earnest strive, fi .
From all our land this curse to drive!
Chorus: w. . . f
Temp'rance boys and girls are we !
Temp'rance boys, , , , , ,
Temp'rance glils, '4, v (
Temp'rance boys and girls ttre we,
Always true wo mean to be t.
No drink we use, tut water pure,
And have few aches or pain 4 to curet
Good health is ours, and prospects bright;
Our heads are clear, our hearts are light.
But then to keep these blessings all.
We ne'er must heed the tempter's call.
But from "strong drink" muit furn away
Nor from the path of virtue stray 1 '
What If the way Is sometimes rough V
We're doing right and that's enough
To cheer our hearts from mom tHI night.
As long as In this cause we lighten .
We'll clasp each other by the band.
And pledge the honor pf our band,.
That true and faithful we will be
Till all our laud from "Hum" Is free t
Labor's Burdens Lightened.
From "Prize Essay" by Geo. W. Mott.
With the disappearance of more thari
200,000 would also gradually, ' disapcar
wiuiu uu I'auinu iKin . wmcu are
their legitimate .offsprinff. As labor
pays every dollar ol the cost to society
of this olfsprine. the millions now thus
wasteu would be latwr gain.
POLITICAL OBSTACLES 1ISAHKAU.
More than 200,000 saloon centers
of political corruption" would
be swept away. Tho vot
ing elements which, debased by
drink, gather at the centers to exchange
their votes for drink, or money, or both
would gradually disappear from society.
In our land and among our race rum
and bribery generally go together. As
a rule, nothincr short of drink can , tren
erate the debasement and poverty that
drive its victim to sell his birthright.
Show rum the door and briberv will
soon follow. Restored to soberness,
with abundance of work and rood
wages, most of the class would again
become valuable members of society,
and the political friend instead of the
political enemy of labor.
A J il 1 f
Again, iae nquor iramc Doing abol
ished, the power of the liquor traffic
may bo counted out of the case. With
out the revenues which they draw from
iauor s pocKeis ineir power woum van
. . nt u .''. .
.. "lu no lon,r 06 faIoon
domination, nor even a saloon factor.
Many of the monopolies would still
remain, but their political power would
be broken. Intimidation and bribery
would be no longer easy of accomplish
ment. Tho wide demand for his labor
would make the wageworker feel too
independent and fearless to be easily
intimidated; and without the saloon(to
operate frem, and its debauched vic
tims to operate upon, btit little couhl
be accomplished by bribery at the polls.
It may be attempted, as now, in tho
balls ol legislation, but it must be re
membered that when national prohibi
bition comes the majority of our legis
lators will bp men of a higher type
than we have at present, and will re
resent a public moral sentiment purer
and loftier than it is today a sentiment
tnat will no longer tolerate the liquor
traffic, and will therefore no loncrer tol
erate its vile fruits.
Prayer. ; ..
The foundations of this eovernment
were laid with prayer. The constitu
tion got its very breath in Ihe air of
faith. In every crisis of our affairs it
has been the sense of divine help that
has put wisdom into tho brains of
statesmen and courage Into the hearts
soldiers, wasbincrton praved ramidst
his freezing army at Yajley Forge.
Franklin prayed, free thinker as ho
in the confusion and despair of
tne constitutional convention. Lin-
Poln prayed in the carnage at Chancel-
I In n .1 I IL. ! . .1
I - luw wcwrHja. oi me
wuuerness. uive us, straight on, rev
erence for God, obedience, ttf his laws,
and respect for his ordinances; and all
the other evils which sometimes till us
with consternation as we eye their iu-
1-Tfl 1 . .T"
creasing magnitude, will, .fade away.
The gross materialism of the hour, the
nerce greed lor oiiice; the corruptian of
the ballot, the evils of unchecked immi
gration, of intemperance. of ignorant
suffrage, of Mormonism tLese, one
and all, would disappear in the dissolv
ing light of a faith which can bring men
under the power of supernatural sane
tions, thus restraining the: violence of
the masses and the selfish indulgences
oi me inuiviuuai. jr. Spauldina.
Make it an Outlaw.
Make the liquor traffic an outlaw and
capitalists will grow extremely cautious
ni, inf f.,.ia ; .1 .i...
I a u ,U W B.UUU . I
Make it an outlaw and the courts can '
give it no protection.
Make it an outlaw and it can ho
longer do a credit business.- I
Make it an outlaw and'no dpwnt
bank will loan funds to it or decent
insurance company insure i,
A Sad Case.
bright, promising ooy, engaged at work
in me glass factory here, where-he con
tinued for eight successive years. Due
nigm ne was out late with a young
companion. They went into a saloon.
While there a drunken woman entered
and stated that she did not know the
way home on Sixth street. These two
boys were asked by the saloonkeeper to
see the woman home. They started
with her, and but a few steps from the
saloon another man came tip and offer
ed to. escort the lady home. She
was so willing to go with him that the
young men supposed him to be her
friend, and at once left her In his care.
This man (?) after going alout two
blocks with her, committed an out
rageous assault upon her, for which he
and the other two were arrested. At
tbe trial which followed the man otter
ed no defense, virtually acknowledging
his guilt. He also stated that the two
young men were innocent. Charley
had no money to pay counsel, and was
convicted as an accessory, lie wa
ite prison for a term
the actual criminal
for fifty. The man has long ago lieen
pardoned, while Charley remains at
San Quentin, an innocent convict, and
will there have to stay for some thirty
years longer unless some state officer
will prove himself a human tarian, will
ing to do something for the sake of
justice and right without reference to
Poor Charley! Foriy years at hard
labor for being in bad company one
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