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HOLD FAST TO LIBERTY.
BY VENIEIt VOLDU.
Air Makchiso through Geokoxa.
Hark the hum of traitor tongues that
.have assailed our land,
the deeds of treachery by an Iscar
ye sons of patriot sires and for
your country stand,
And hold ye fast to liberty.
Arise ! Arise ! ye children of the free,
Arise ! Arise ! in pride of loyalty.
Arouse our nation's valiant hosts from
slumbering shore to sea, '
While we hold fast to liberty!
Where the glorious legacies our fathers
fought and won,
Where the Declaration's hope, (), bright
er than the sun,
Where the shining crown of life invoked
at Lexington, "
O, when? the pledge of liberty
By the lire of Seventy-six that is within
By Griswold's shattered barricade and
storm of Bunker Hill,
By Warren's sword and Putnam's shout
which all our pulses thrill,
We will hold fast to liberty !
RISK, YE SONS OF FIRE AND FREE
BY VENIEIt VOLDO.
Air Hoid The Fort.
ye sons of tire and freedom !
Hear ye not the call V
Liberty's again in danger,
Chains are forged for all.
Wake and rise! the call is thundering
Over land and sea, ' .
Gather in the tiles of battle,
Ye who would be free.
Base usurpers of our country,
Traitors as of old.
Dare to sell the people's birthright
For the price of gold.
Lords of greed and private plunder,
Filch the fruits of toil uncaring
What dire curse it brings.
Life and liberty and justice!
Once our proiul estate,
Are your sweets to be denied us v
Rise before too late!
LAND OF LOST LIBERTY
BY VENIER VOLDO.
Our country, fair to see,
Land of lost liberty!
Where art thou, where?
Land where our fathers bled,
Land that has mocked the dead.
Oh, shall thy mighty tread
Vanish in air?
Our prostrate country, thee,
Land where all men were free,
For thee we mourn.
Traitors thy breath have smote,
Fettered thy snowy throat.
Shadows above thee iloat,
Not to be borne.
Our bleeding country, rise,
Reach forth unto the skies,
Hope do thou give.
Let thy sons claim their birth.
Strike for thy glorious worth,
And sound through all the earth,
That thou shall't'live. .
Freedom, thy gift anil grace.
Yet shall begem thy face,
So fair to see;
Not lost thy mother pains.
Broken shall be thy chains.
And thy glad hills and plains,
Once more be free.
OUR TERMS OR (JO!
BY VENIER VOLDO,
Air Nines and Sevens.
We are the bosses of labor, wo,
And you are the sons of toil,
We tell you what your wages shall bo
And then what shall be our spoil;
You see if you have that, which you earn,
It won't give us a 113' show;
Anil so we propose that vou shall learn
To accept our terms or go !
What right have you who do the work,
To give it a price at our loss?
That is thi right of us who shirk.
And who play the game of " boss; "
We allow that 3 011 may have enough
To keep up the struggle and strain.
But all above must support the bluff,
And go to your bosses' gain.
We have 3011 hard, for 3'ou see, good
We own all lands and tools, slaVes,
All metals and coals, us jolty knaves,
And can play 3ou for our fools,
It's nothing to us if 3'ou have naught,
While our piles forever grow,
You are the cattle our gold has bought,
And so take our terms or go!
From the Speech of Senator John P.
Jones, of Nevada, on the Free .
Coinage of Silver.'
THE PROPOSITION THAT THE GOVERN
MENT SHOULD LEND MONEY ON TnE -
SECURITY OF REAL ESTATE.
If a change in the whole- number of
money units in circulation relatively
to population and business do not effect
the value of each unit, then no objec-,
tion can be found to the proposition re
cently presented in the senate by the
distinguished senator from California,
which created some surprise among
senators. The resolution of that sen
ator contemplates a loan by the govern
ment to holders of real estate based
upon the security of the property; and
the issue of a large amount of treasury
notes for that purpose. Certainly, if a
dollar, in order to perform properly
the money function, must have in it or
back of it a dollar's worth of material
there can be no safer security found
than that suggested by the senator from
California, namely, the arable land of
the United States.
It is the most absolutely secure of all
securities; it can neither run away nor
be stolen, it can not be burnt up,
lost or destroyed. Arable land is, in
and of itself, capable of supplying all
basic wants, and must be always in de
mand, while gold so far as concerns any
use to which it is or can be applied,
might be dispensed with altogether,
with scarcely any inconvenience to so
ciety. Certainly, money based on land would
seem to be better than money based on
gold. Senators who are sticklers for
so-called "intrinsic-value" money, and
'full-value" money should be found
supporting that proposition.
GOLD A FETICH DEMAND FOR A STAND
ARD OF JUSTICE.
The history of the world anords no
example of a money system regulated by
human prescience and intelligent calcu
lation. It is not too much to say that
the money system of the world the
most importaat associative instrument
ality of civilization, in so far as it is not
controlled for their own advantage by
the creditor classes is practically the
result of accident. We are even less
logical than the ancients, for they
availed themselves ot the entire supply
of money possible to their civilization
and development. They used the full
yield of both silver and gold, while we,
in order to line the pockets ot a prun
ed zed caste of money lenders, reduce
the money volume to the lowest possi
ble minimum bv discarding: one- of
those metals and making all debts pay-
Gold has been erected into a fetich
Ivrr mptVinrls familiar tn thfi nn.crfi.Tl TVriest-
hood, who forbade investigation of the
claims of their idol to the superstitious
veneration of their followers. Ihe
quality of a universal standard claimed
for gold has been set up by the classes
which, like that priesthood, had inter
ests to be served by the superstition
All things else may be subjected to the
test of reason and argument, but tne
! slightest approach to a scrutiny of the
claims of gold as a much-vaunted uni
versal standard of valuation has been
repelled bv interested casuists and
sophists who constitute the sacred
guard of the temple, of the idol.
The people of this country, iir. Jf res
ident. besrin very seriously to doubt
the sacredness of a so-called standard
by which they have been robbed of
thousands of millions of dollars a
istandard that despoils and impover
ishes the toiling masses, in order to
swell the plethoric pockets of the priv
ileged few. Jbrom all parts of there
public we learn that the people have
become aroused on this subject; that
they have discovered gold to be a
standard, not of valuation, but of spoli-
I ation and confiscation
The world at large shares, to a great
extent, in the doubts entertained by the
people of this country as to the. ortho
doxy of the continuing worship of gold
; Throughout all Europe the suspicion is
beginning to make itself telt, among
those who have no personal interest at
stake, that the constantly appreciating
value of this metal bodes no good to so
ciety, however advantageous it may be
to the moneyed classes, and especially
the money lenders. It begins to be
feared that there may be too long a
persistence in this artificial standard,
and that the pressure upon the people
in the fall of prices and the increase of
the burden of debt and of taxes, which
multiply with time, may have serious
consequences upon public order. ihe
stock of gold, never half enough to
meet the wants of the Deoole anywhere.
is year by year being drawn upon more
and more for use in the arts, while the
yield from the mines is decreasing, and
giving no promise of any material in
crease from any quarter
The pressing need of the time, the
standard tor whicn tne people are can
ing, is a standard of equity, a standard
of iustice, a standard that shall nieas
ure fairly and impartially the rights ot
both parties to a contract; that will not
wrongfully and stealthity add to the
burden of the obligation to either side;
that will not, under the guise of fair-
dealing, rob one of the parties for the
benefit of the other. 1 he hrst indis
pensable step to a realization of that
standard is the full restoration of silver
to its rightful position as a part of the
money of the world.
In any discussion of the question, it
would be uncharitable not to make al
lowanee for the force, on many con
scientious minds, of what, to the free
and unprejudiced inquirer, can only be
regarded as an absured and meaningless
superstition, which, notwithstanding
the advance of thought in other direc
tions, still persists in disarranging the
industries and vexing the civilization of
an enlightened age. it is to the strength
of this obdurate superstition that we
must ascribe the horror with which
many minds contemplate the possible
loss to the country of a part ot its gold.
FEAR OF THE OUTFLOW OF GOLD.
Any prospect of the outflow of gold is
regarded as the opening of a ventabk
Pandora's box, from which must issut
forth all the evils that can afllict man
It is to this tear, no doubt conscien
tiously entertained, that be must attrib
ute the declaration of the president of
the United States that we do not dare
to tread on the edge of . so dangerous a
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peril. It is not difficult to make the
I statement, but it will be very difficult
to prove that we stand on the edge of I
any peril whatever, if most or even all
of our gold go.
vve neara this same apprehension ex-
( pressed, and with equal, if not greater
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force twelve years ago, when the silver
question was before this body. We
were then assured oy tne aDiesi 01 our
so-called "financiers" that the country
would be denuded of Its gold and that
all manner of dreadful catastrophies
would result. The prospects were rep
resented to be apalling, though I do not
remember that any reasons were given
to show how or why gold should leave
the country, nor that any statement Avas
made as to exactly now tnis country
should suffer if it did leave.
For mv own part, Mr. President, I
regard it as a matter of very little con
sequence whether gold goes out or not.
Certainly if, in order to retain gold, we
must sacrihce justice, then 1 gay let
gold go- ,
it is not 01 so mucn consequence tnat
we should retain gold for the benefit of
a small coterie of importers as that we
should preserve the equity of time con
tracts between the millions of our own
people who import no foreign goods. It
is monstrous to think of violating all
equities in time transactions and nine
out of ten of our, domestic business
transactions are of that character for
the absurd and inconsequent purpose of
keeping in this country some particular
commodity, whether it be designated as
money or otherwise.
The hoarding or the outflow of gold
is a hardship when, under the law, some
body is obliged to have it, as was the case
during the war, when gold alone would
pay duties on imports. Combinations
to hoard gold at that time frequently in
volved great loss to the importer. But
thanks to the silver legislation of 1878
and other legislation making our treas
ury notes receivable for custom dues,
no damage could now result trom an
attempted corner in gold.
The creditors of this country never
a . 1
can convince the enterprising and en
ergetic people who form the debtor
class that it is to our interest that a cer
tain material shall be kept in the coun
trj as mone3T, if the expense of keeping
it is that the debtor shall continue to be
despoiled, as they have been for the last
If we can only retain gold at the ex
pense of steady and unwavering prices,
and at the expense of a steady and un
changing value in money, then the
quicker gold goes out the better. The
constantly increasing value ot gold by
reason of its increasing scarcity means
the constantly increasing burden of all
debt, and involves the final absorption
o' all the property of the country by
the creditor classes. Under the opera
tion of the present system, by which ,
prices are constantly falling and money
is constantly increasing in value, the
surplus earnings of the people are flow
ing in a steady stream into the vaults of
money-lending institutions, and into
the pockets of creditors.
In a very intelligent article published
in a late number of an influential maga
zine the Political Science Quarterly
there is the significant statement, ap
parently derived from the best sources,
that in the year 1879-'80 one-half of all
the mortgages in the state of Indiana
were f oreclosed.
It is better for society that property
should at once be confiscated than that
the . great masses of people in every
community should have to struggle
through years of painful and exhausting
effort in the face of constantly falling
prices, and then in a large percentage
of cases to lose their property at last.
But this can not be avoided so long as
we attempt to keep up wliat is called
the gold standard. It is a necessary
consequence of the gold standard that
we hav the scale of prices that obtains
in gold standard countries. If the pres
ence of gold in this country is to des
troy our people, who doubts that it
should go? If its presence is to result
in the destruction of equity and justice,
who doubts that it should go?
Nearly every witness who testified be
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fore the secret committee of the House
of Commons in 1857 agreed that gold
could be held only by paralyzing the
business of the country. It is estimat
ed by witnesses who testified before the
committee, that in the panic of 1847 in
Great Britain the property of the coun
try, by reason of the measure necessary
to maintain the single gold standard,
was depreciated $1,500,000,000. I com
mend that report to the careful and
serious perusal of the advocates of the
single gold standard in this country.
Among the witnesses before the com
mittee were John Stuart Mill, Lord
Overstone, and many other men distin
guished in the world of letters and
finance. ' J am informed by the libra
rian of congress that there is but one
copy of the work in the United States.
It would be well for congress to order
a number of copies of it printed, for
there is no work with which I am ac
quainted that contains so much prac
tical information as to the working of
the single gold standard. According to
the testimony taken before the commit
tee, the experience of Great Britain
since 1819 shows that gold alone, even
when re-enforced by paper money con
vertible exclusively into gold, instead
of being a beneficial instrument of valu
ation, has proved a cruel instrument of
RATIONALE OF THE MOVEMENT OF GOLD.
Why is it that gold leaves one country
and goes to another? For one reason
only the advantage of its owner.
Whenever he can make a profit by send
ing it out the gold goes; and the period
when that profit can be made is indi
cated when the prices of goods that are
internationally dealt in are either rising
in the country which it leaves or falling
in the country to which it goes. It is
only to pay for importable goods that
gold ever leaves the country in which
the owner resides. Being an interna
tional money and receivable every
where at its full face value, gold loses
nothing by transfer; hence, it is sent
wherever, it will, for the time being,
have the greatest purchasing power.
Whenever the general range of prices
in this country of commodities interna
tionally dealt in becomes higher than
the general range of the same commod
ities abroad it is manifest that then gold
can be used to advantage by purchasing
those articles abroad and selling them
here, If the gold that goes out. goes
from stock that has been hoarded here,
then the outflow has no immediate or
direct effect upon prices in this country,
although by increasing or "inflating"
the volume of money abroad, it assists
in raising the prices there, and thus
tends to secure for our exported pro
ducts a better price in the foreign mark
et. But, if the gold goes from the
amount that is in active circulation
here, and if the void created by this
outflow is not filled with other forms of
money, such as silver or paper, it re
sults in a reduction of the volume of
money in active use in this country,
while at the same time increasing the
volue of money abroad.
The increase in the foreign money,
stock causes a raise of prices abroad,
while the corresponding reduction of
our currency causes a proportionate fall
of prices here, hence there is a constant
tendency to an equilibrium of prices of
all articles of international commerce.
N o outflow of gold would follow a
rise of prices here except in so far as
that rise affected articles internation
ality dealt in. No rise of prices of such
articles as we do not import would tend
in any way to drive out gold. If, for
example, raw cotton should increase in
price in this country, that fact would
not tend to drive out gold, because we
do not import raw cotton. But should
the prices of articles of manufactured
cotton rise here above what those same
articles could be bought for in any
foreign country, out merchants would
send abroad for them, provided that,
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M. THOMPSON, Business Manager.
after paying the freight charges and
customs dues, they could make a profit
bo, also, if crockeryware were made
in this country, and its price should
rise to, say, double the present price,
then, instead of buving the American,
or home-made article, our crockery
merchants, finding that they could buy
in j&ngiana, a ranee or liermany cheap
er than they could buy in this country,
would decline to buy the American
crockery, and would send abroad for
any article, provided that, after paying
freight charges and customs dues, they
could sen it here at a profit. That
would tend to increase the shipments
01 gold to ioreign countries.
That an outflow of gold does not fol
low from a rise of general prices, but
only of prices of articles of internation
al trade, is manifest from the fact that
if land becomes cheap in other coun
tries, gold does not leave this country
to buy it. When real estate is cheap
in lirazn, or Australia, or in Germanv.
France, or even England, the owners of
gold in this country do not send it
abroad to make purchases of real estate.
So wages of labor may rise in this
county, or compensation for all man
ner of service that must be performed
here, and gold would not leave as a con
sequence. But if cloth were cheaper
quality coasidered in England. France.
or Germany, or at the remotest ends of
the earth than in this country, our
merchants would send gold for it in or
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uer 10 sen 11 nere at a prout.
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Aitogetner too much importance is
attached to the possession of a large
stock of gold, unless that stock form
part of the active circulation of the
country, tso long as it remains in cir
culation it sustains prices and develops
industry and internal commerce, But
the tendency of gold being to find the
most .prohtable held for operation, its
continued presence in the country can
never be relied upon."
When we take gold from other coun
tries prices in those countries fall, ow
ing to the reduction of the volume of
money there; and owing also to the
action of the foreign banks in immedi
ately raising their rates of discount on
commercial paper and suddenly calling
loans. As there is less money left in
such country with which to pay. for
commodities, we are obliged to accept
lower prices for the products we ship to it
The larger the stock of gold, there
fore, accumulated by us . the lower,
necessarialy, must be the price which
we can receive for our surplus agricul
In order to maintain parity between
the metals, it is not accessary for us to
have all the gold we now have; $200,
000,000, or even : $100,000,000 of gold,
would maintain that parity. The par
ity between the metals can never be
broken until all the gold leaves, and
provided we retain one or two hundred
million, the rest cannot be placed more
advantageously than where our lan
guishing products must be sold.
When gold leaves this country, it is
because prices here are rising. Prices
are now ' lower than they nave been
since 1847. Must they continue declin
ing in order that we may be able to re
tain all our gold? It'is manifestly inv
possible for the people of this country
to prosper with a constantly lowering
range of prices. t It is equally impos
sible for the present level of prices to be
maintained with a constantly increas
ing demand for, and as constantly di
minishing a supply of, gold. It is uni
versally admitted that an increase in
the money circulation of this country
at the present time is an exigent neces
sity. The advocates of the single gold
standard, while admitting that we must
increase our money volume, the effect
of which must be to maintain, if it does
not raise, the level of prices here, insist
that we shall let none of our gold go in
order that price abroad may rise. , . .
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LABOR DAY'S GREAT CELEBRATION.
By. the Many Labor Organizations and Farmers of
Lancaster County Monday.
Twenty Aores of People At Cushman Park Listen to an
cedent Programme The Objects of the Day Set
Forth by the Proceedings.
TflE LARGEST PROCESSION EVER SEES IN NEBRASKA'S CAPITAL CITY.
All Organizations, Bands, Etc., Participating In th
Parade on the Streets this Morning Thous
of People In Line.
A Detailed Account
At 9 a. in. the city was astir and the
unusual bustle indicated that the da'
was one on which, "all eyes had been
centered, and now the long looked for
time had come. . It was the first La
bor Day ever celebrated in Nebraska,
and which the laws of the state , recog
nize as a legal holiday, ihe laborer
recognized the fact that he was recog
nized when the legislature passed the
law creating Labor Day. .
The morning sun rose clear and the
winds blew a little, only to fan the
heated brow of the laborer as he
marched the streets, honoring the cause
he represented by marching in line.
The laborer was this day represented
b3f two classes: the tradesman and the
tiller of the soil. Here today they met
upen a common level and paraded the
streets for a purpose. That purpose is
not mysterious, although the line of
march showed onty organized labor.
They have no secret purpose. For 3Tears
they have been petitioning for rights
and redress of grivances and the mottoes
songs, speeches, etc., today speaK in
thunder tones just what the grievances
are. .Labor day was one right they had
asked and they had seeured it. They
wanted that day set apart as one on
which all toilers could meet and dis
cuss plans to better the condition of
the laboring classes. Wages, the num
ber of hours per day or anything which
tends to elevate labor - are proper dis
cussions for Labor Da3 The farmers
in this instance joined the workmen
from the city and the program pub
lished indicates what the ' result of to
dav's celebration will be. . Certain it is
that the Giant, Monopoly, faced a for
midable foe when he saw the parade of
Lancaster county's first Labor day cele
At nine o'clock the streets were lined
with pedestrians and teams, and at 10
a. m. they were lining the way to
Eleventh and J streets where the line
of march began. .
When the procession moved it took
the following line of march:
trom J on Eleventh to W street; JN
street to Tenth street; Tenth street to
O street; O street to Eleventh street;
Eleventh street to N street; N street to
Sixteenth street; Sixteenth street to O
street; O street to Eleventh; Eleventh
street to P street; P street to Ninth
street, where parade disbanded for
There were represented in the pro
cession five brass bandsone drum corps,
one company militia, eleven secret
labor organizations, and all the alliances
in Lancaster county..
The entire city was on the streets
and" 5,000 people from the country
joined these to help celebrate.
At 10:15 the line of march began. A
representative of The Call stationed
himself at J and Eleventh street and
counted, by standing and moving to N,
the following in procession: f.
Marshal Melick and 18 policemen,'
mounted, nine of them on white horses
and nine on black horses.
The Capital Cit3r band, 12 pieces.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners, 51 in line. They have
three organizations in the city with 300
Painters and Decorators union, 34
men in line.
Cigai'maker's union, 15 men in line.
Clipper band, 18 pieces.
Plasterer's union, 24 men.
Stone Cutter's union, 22 men.
Bohemian Society C. S. P. S., 35 men.
Jackson's Juvenile band, 11 pieces.
K. of L. organizations, representing
Nos. 2659, 1808, 573 ami 10,969.
Hickman band, 14 pieces.
Hickman Alliance, 52 members in
J irth band, twelve pieces.
Firth Alliance, thirty-one members in
Waverly band, ten pieces.
South Lincoln band, fourteen pieces.
Company I)., N. N. G., under com
mand of Capt. ltohde, eighteen mem
bers. Governor Thaj-er and staff.
City council, four members.
Following this was a large banner on
one side of which was painted a large,
ship which had sprung a leak and
sailors were manning the pumps. The
following motto explained the situa
tion: "Wall Street Ship," Full of Holes.
Help! Help!! Pump! Pump!!"
On the reverse side was the picture
of another ship under full sail with the
motto:, "Independent Ship of fHate
Full, crew and no leaks.. The Greed
Gor Gold Did It.". ,
, Following this "were eight wagons
containing forty-one persons.
A large corn float followed here with
the following banner: "We will plow
monopoly under." The wagon was
beautifully festooned with flowers, corn
wheat and bunting.
Seventeen wagons containing 107
A wagon with broom stating on ban
ner. "A ' Clean Sweep.". A
beautifully decorated with sunflowers.
Davey Allen alliance came next.
Nine men on horseback. . .
A six horse team drawing eighteen
boys and girls. ' It was beautifully and
of the Parade.
artistically decorated with corn, wheat,
Following this was another wagon
drawn by four horses, The horses
were decorated with bunting, the wag
on with corn, bunting, sunflowers etc
14 boys and girls ocoupird this wagon.
19 teams with 91 persons in lino for
Cherry Alliance showed up well with
decorated wagon with motto: Usury
To None. It and Saltillo had 1) men on
horseback and 26 teams and 127 persons
Oak Valley Alliance had 36 men
following in line. Following them
came a very shabbily dressed old man
who came leading a horse on which
was seated a man dressed in linen, his
clothes padded to make him look like
he weighed 1000 pounds; on his belt
were the words: "Bloated Bond Hold
er." Tied to this innumerable bags
with various figures represented there
A large wagon followed, drawn by
six horses, the wagon beautifully deco
rated. The Goddess of Liberty was
seated on a throne and forty four
young girls, all dressed in white, seatctl
around her. Next caine a largo wagon
decorated with corn, millet, oats and
wheat. Mounted above it was the
motto; "A Better Day is Coining."
Nineteen teams came next with seventy-eight
A large flag and a broom adorned tho
next wagon. Then followed eleven
teams with tifty-one occupants.
A large wagon drawn by four horses
came next, the horses and wagon gayly
decorated. It stated on a banner.
"Prairie Flower Alliance, No. 1491."
Sixteen men stood up in this wagon
and sang the song entitled, "Good bye.
My Party, Good Bye." A motto bear
ing these words was displayed high
above the heads of tho occupants. Nine
teen teams followed with eighty-three
;A-t wagoner next on which
wjT tedirtlar , ters: This Is a
Hr "r V ' ir-Ht teams fol
lV ty?ci persons.
Tv. Caat followed this.
Spra,p Alliance No. 159$ had this
motto: J'Onr liberty we prize and our
rights we will maintain.'
Nine wagons in line with thirty-nine
lane Alliance No. 1655 had a large
wagon drawn by four
had a large flag with
Eight wagons with fifty-live occu
pants. Haines Branch No. 1701 was repre
sented by sixteen boys and girls uni
formed and on horseback. Following
were eight wagons with thirty-eight oc
cupants. Nolan Alliance No. 1748 was also nice
A wagon very nicely dtr rtl with
grain and wild flowers ecXpstf by nine
boys and nine girls led the procession.
Following were twelve teams wiih
Last came twelve boys on horseback.
Nearly ever voter in the Alliance part
01 tne procession na printed on a red
ribbon around the hat: "For Gover
nor, J il. Powers.
Fully one-half the teams from the
country did not arrive in time to fall in
line. Count the people in tho proces
sion and then double it and 3Tou will
have about the number who represented
the Alliance from Lancaster county.
The following are the names and num
ber of Alliances participating. When a
small number only were represnted,
they would join in with other Alliances:
Bee Hive No. 425.
Rock Creek No. 953.
Agnew No. 975.
Crounse No. 1016.
Cedar Hill No. 1001.
Walton No. 1158.
Malcolm No. 1185.
Davey No. 1260.
Waverly No. 1277.
Cheney No. 1352.
Saltillo No. 1353.
Oak Valley No. 1354,
Camp Creek No. 1382.
Raymond No. 1397.
Panama No. 1461.
Prairie Flower No. 1491.
Pleasant Valley No. 1504.
Roca No. 1505.
Hickman No. 1531.
Nemaha No. 1588.
Pleasant Valley No. 1592.
Sprague No. 1598.
Stockton No. 1601.
Yankee Hill No. 1605.
Valley Union No. 1626.
Lake No. 1655.
Firth No. 1688.
Union Branch No. 1701.
- Emerald No. 1702.
Nolan No. 1748.
Highland No. 1774.
Sunnvside No. 1873.
Oak Hill No. 1918.
Bright Star No. 1933.
Those on foot marched to the B. & M.
depot and the' teams drove to Cushman
park where the following program was
C5?Th' monopojy press, having no
other ammunition, an- making a vile
campaign of iM-rsonal abuse against Mc-
( Keighan. Slander and calumny will re-
( coil upon its senders: The people arc
; thinking, and they will soon discern that
' this kind of a campaign only proves tho
weakness of those who adopt it . Demand
tho proof for every vile accusation and
cram the lie down their throats when
they fail to produce it.
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