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la the beauty f the lillies
Christ was born across the sea.
With a glory in his bosom
That transfigures you and me.
As He strove to make men holy
Let us strive to make men free,
Since God is marching on."
Julia Ward Howe.
Laurel crowns cleave to deserts,
And power to him who power exerts."
A ruddy drop of manly blood
The surging sea outweighs."
He who cannot reason is a fool,
He who will not reason is a coward,
He who dare not reason is a slave."
Independent State Ticket,
JOHN H. POWERS, of Hitehoock
WM. H. DECK, of Saunders.
leratary of State,
C. N. MAYBERRY, of Pawnee.
J. V. WOLFE, of Lancaster.
J. W. EDGERTON, of DoufflM.
JOHN BATIE, of Wheeler.
- QemmiMloner of Public Lands and Buildings,
W. F. WRIGHT, of Nemaha.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
PROP.A. D'ALLEMAND.of Furnas.
Tor Congress First Congressional District.
nON. ALLEN ROOT, Deuglaa.
' Congress Second Congressional District.
W. A. McKEIGHAN, of Webster.
' Congress Third Congressional District
CAPT. O. M. KEM, of Custer.
Lancaster County Independent
J. M. THOMPSON.
J AS. G.TAYLOR.
W. 8. DEMAREB.
I. F, DALE.
J. F. EGGER.
L. S. GILLICK.
D. A. STOCKING. t
N. Z. SNELL.
Chairman State Committee,
GEO. W,. BLAKE. -y
Secretary State Committee,
C. H. PIRTLB.
1034 P btreet, Lincoln. Neb.
VAN WYCK REPUDIATED
BY THE INDEPENDENT STATE
We have stopped onr press to insert
the following circular from the Indepen
dent State Central Committee. The in
sidious and treacherous attacks of Mr.
"Van W. upon leading independent can
didates, which would do injury to the
"whole ticket, was probably what prompt
ed the Committee to take this eminently
Headquarters Independent )
State People's Committee. )
Lincoln, Oct. 9, 1890.
To all members of Independent Peo
ple's Committees, and to the voters of
It having become evident that Mr.
Van Wyck has turned squarely against
the independent movement, and is us
ing his influence to defeat leading Made
pendent candidates, we recommend
that he be not invited to address inde
pendent meetings, nor given any oppor
tunity to use his unfriendly influence.
GEO. W. BLAKE,
Chairman State Central Com.
C. H. PIRTLE,
Secretary State Central Com.
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
Published WeeklyHby the
J. BURROWS, Editor.
J. M. THOMPSON, Bus. Mg'r.
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The Alliance is the official organ of
the State Alliance. It is conducted
solely in the interest of the farmers and
laboring men of the state. It is. abso
lutely fearless and untrammeled in the
discussion of all questions. IT AC
CEPTS NO CORPORATION PAT
RONAGE. ITS EDITORS HAVE NO
FREE PASSES, AND ITS OPINIONS
ARE NOT FOR SALE AT ANY
PRICE, In the above particulars it is
a new departure in Nebraska journal
We confidently appeal for support to
ttllwho can appreciate the value of
such a paper..
x he most important political cam
paign ever made in Nebraska is about
to open. On the one side will . be ar
Tayed the farmers and laborers of the
state; on the other the corporations and
their henchmen,' and the newspapers
which for years have prostituted5 their
columns to the uses of corporations
The Alliance will be the special or
gan of the farmers and their society in
tne contest. JNot only should every
-Alliance man take the paper himself,
but he should aid in extending it to
those who are not yet members. : To
enable our members to so extend it, we
JEN CLUBS OF TES, TILL JANUARY
1st, 18 1, FORZOcts.
Alliance Pulilishina Co
CLEAR OUT THE SLANDERERS.
EDITOR GERE A CONVICTED LIAR
BY HIS OWN WORDS.
Alliance Men and Knights How do
Like fo be Called "Hogs."
On the 14th of Sept. a leading editori
al appeared in Mr. Gere's paper which
was a gross insult to every member of
the Alliance in this state, and to every
gentleman who is in the state as a
worker for the independent ticket.
Wherever this article was seen it ex
cited indignation. Probably the editor
became aware of this fact, for in his
paper of October 1st tfe makes a sweep
ing denial. We publish below the prin
cipal portions of both articles, so that
our readers can judge for themselves,
first of the estimate this- distinguished
post-master of Lincoln puts upon them,
and second of his own character for
truth and varacity.
The first article says:
The demagogues whd are trying to hold the
farmers together on a so-called Alliance
ticket, and the third party prohibs. engaged
in a laudible undertaking to hold a large
number of votes away from the republican
ticket, are of that sort of birds that deliaht
In nothing so much as in the befouling of
their own nest.
The like of the campaigns of depreciation
and slander, not of men so much as of the
great state that they misrepresent, because
they have no stake in it higher than the at
tainment of office or notoriety, was never
seen before in the west. They are to Nebras-
kawhat a herd of hogs would be In the parlor
of a careful housekeeper, and however com
pletely they are kicked out in November the
filthy they have scattered broadcast will leave
Its traces on our . housekeeping for many
months to come.
The Kems, Powers, McKeighans on the one
hand represent the shiftless, lazy and impro
vident among the homesteaders whose sole
object in availing themselves of TJi cle Sam's
gift of farms to all settlers who would prom
ise to cultivate them, appears to be to mort
gage the property and live off the loan until
they are foreclosed, are peddling out thq
slander that the farmers are starving and
that the state is bankrupt, and promising that
they will. If they get the power, open the pub
lic treasury to the farmers to help them-
selves to money at i per cent a year, wnue
the itinerate $15 a night cranks from abroad
" homes and firesides' are seconding their
efforts and adding a long list of crime and
wickedness to the indictment.
In his paper of Oct. 1st the editor
A correspondent of the Journal writes that
one Trevelick, a laborer and Alliance speaker
In a harangue at Firth a few days since, said
among other things, that in the State Journal
of the 15th of September this language was
used: "We will enow the hogs under No
vember 4th, but it will take months before
the parlors of the nation will be cleansed of
the fllthiness they have made." Trevelick
represented tbft the " hogs " were the mem
bers of the Farmers' Alliance.
Of course the orator is a brazen liar if he
saidhis. The Jovrnal of the 15th or any
other date used no such language attributed
to 'it by him or anything that sounds like it;
f There never has been a word in its editorials
derogatory of the members of the Alliance or
of labor, organizations as such. Everyman,
whatever his association or calling, Is treated
on his own merits b7 the Journal. If it has
ever characterized anybody as a " hog" it had
reference to his particular individual charac
ter, and not to his profession or to any socie
ty in which he may have been enrolled. Epi
thet isn't a f averite weapon of the Journal,
however, and it doesn't recall using that of a
hog " with reference to anybody. It leaves
calling dirty names and making ugly faces to
the df magogueB of the Trevelick stripe.
First, let us note that both' of these
articles were editorial, presumably
written by Editor Gere himself. The
first was at the top of the second edi-
torial column. As to the application of
the term hogs tne editor leaves no man
ner of doubt. All persons engaged in
the independent move, viz: about 100.
000 of the farmers and laborers of the
state, are "demagogues who are en
deavoring to hold the farmers together
on a so-called Alliance ticket." These
are the "hogs." But to make sure that
there is no doubt on this point the edi
tor proceeds to name "the Kems. Pow
ers and McKeighans" who represent
the "improvident and shiftless home
steaders." But to explain. the matter fully and
make it entirely satisfactory, editor
Gere assures us that the term hog "had
reference to the particular individual
character " of the person alluded to.
And finally, we are delighted to learn
that Mr. Gere "doesn't recall using the
word hog," and that he leaves "calling
dirty names and making ugly faces to
the demagogues of the Trevelick stripe."
We should very much dislike to wake
up some fine morning and find editor
Gere tied up in a hog skin and suspend
ed on a telegraph wire.
In its issue of Oct. 8th the Journal ex
plains that it intended the cognoman of
" hogs" for "such men as Burrows, Kem,
Powers and McKeighan, if the substance
of their harangues about the ruin of this
state has been correctly reported," etc.
As Burrows has made no "harangue"
in this campaign, all his time being re
quired to watch the Journal, this lets
him out. Squirm and deny as it may,
the B. & M. organ has made its record.
and the farmers have got it in black and
white from the lips of the editor. If
this editor wants to apologize he had
better meet the farmers at the fair
ground on Oct. 25th.
LAWYERS, MONOPOLY AGENTS
AND SPECULATORS IN CONGRESS.
Farmer's of the First District, Do You
Want a Real Estate Shark to
If you wanted to buy dry goods you
wouldn't go to a hardware store, would
you? or if you wanted "a farm imple
ment you wouldn't go to a crockery
store for it. 3ff you wanted to begin a
suit against a man, you wouldn't em
ploy a blacksmith to do it, would you?
So, farmers, if you want to be repre
sented in Congress as farmers if you
want the great interest of agriculture
to have a fair showing in the national
halls of legislation, you wouldn't select
a real estate shark to represent you,
would you? Well, that's just what you
have been doing lo these many years
Or; rather, you have been letting the
monied interest, the railroad interest.
FARMERS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB.;
and all kinds of monopoly interests, se
lect the men you should vote for, and
you have been walking up to the polls
like' driven catlle and voting for these
men. As the natural result, of this
lawyers, monopoly tools and agents,
shysters and real .estate sharks like
Connell have been sent to Washington
to misrepresent the people. There has
not been a Congress in the last ten years
that was not more than three-fourths
made up of the classes we have named.
As a result of this and the only logical
result to be expected we have class
laws which direct public revenues into
private pockets which have given away
the public domain which have created
franchises to endow corporations
which have transformed the country
and the time into a ravenous and insa
tiable carnival .of robbery and spolia
tion. As a logical result of this,
not only has the standard of public
morals been lowered, but the standard
of character for public men and public
life has been demoralized in the last
degree. The voting franchise is treated,
as a thing of barter and sale, and the
man who is shrewdest in gaining sup
port by corrupt methods is by many
considered the ablest man.
This is the system that developes Con
nells and Dorseys. This is the system
that puts spongers and horse-jockeys in
the places of statesmen.
Farmers of the first district, you have
to choose between three men tor your
representative. One is a young lawyer
who knows as little about the needs of
the farmers and the real issues of this
time as it is possible to conceive
Another is Mr. Connell. a bad prodnct
... . ...
of a bad acre a slave to the caucus
a swindling land agent whose motto
is . get money a man who will go to
Congress if what money he can spare
will buy his way there, and who when
he gets there will belong to ana serve
the most corrupt elements of a corrupt
The, other is one of yourselves Mr
Allen Rorffi a man von have known for
pTa mn 9(m;n,f whom nn
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wrowr has ever been made. Elect him.
and'you will have a worthy represeata
tive and Washington an honest man.
Elect either of the others and the sys
tem we have described will be con
HON. ALLEN ROOT.
Allen Root, the independent nominee
for Congress in the first congressional
district, was born in Genesee Co., N. Y
in 1836. ills father and mother were
both American born, but the former was
of Irish and the latter oe German de
scent. This probably explains the pe
culiar aggressiveness oi Mr. iioot in
what he thinks is right, and his wpnder
ful tenacity of purpose in every good
cause, the aggressiveness being Irish
and the stick-toativeness being German
In his early youth Mr. Root was a farm
er, as that was the occupation of his
parents. He had, however, good schoo
advantages, and in . 1848 graduated at
the Albany Law School, at the acre of
22 years. In 1849 he went south and
engaged in the business of a building
contractor, where he remained unti
1855. Feeling at that time ran high on
tne slavery question. Mr. Koot was a
northern freeman, and did not truckle
to . southern pro-slavery sentiment,
which finally gof him into some diffi-
culty with the authorities, in which the
latter got off without serious injury. In
1855 he came to Omaha and engaged in
the same business, viz., buiirtisg con
tractor, at the same time taking up land
and engagmgun farming. He was at
that time the heaviest builder in Omaha
At a time when there were only 180
buildings in the place he had built one
hundred of them. About this time, how
ever, he practiced law for two years,
and then abandoned that profession for
ever. Since that date he has been one
of the leading citizens of Douglas coun
ty, always haying the respect of his
Mr. Root was one of the pioneers of
the republican party, his sturdy devo
tion to freedom making him an aggres
sive advocate of the original tenets of
republicanism. Before the republican
party was formed he was an abolition
ist. He stood by the republican party
until 1869, when the policy was adopted
to pay the public debt in coin, thus
changing the contract and the standard
of the money in which the debt was
made. This and the Credit Mobiler
scandal and corruption of that day
drove him from the party, as his sturdy
integrity could not brook a policy which
he considered an outrage upon the pro
ducing classes. Since that date he has
been a liberal in politics, supporting
Peter Cooper in 1876.
In 1876 he was candidate for Lieuten
ant-Governor on the greenback ticket,
receiving the full vote of the party. He
was temporary chairman of the national
anti-monopoly convention at Chicago
It will be seen that Mr. Root is one of
Nebraska's pioneers. Wherever he has
been, and in whatever position placed,
he has always had the respect of all
who knew him. His sterling integrity.
his strong convictions, and his manly,
straightforward utterances have always
commended him even to those who did
not agree with him in politics. By
birth, education and experience he is
eminently qualified to represent this
district in Congress. His accession to
that body would be like a breath of
pure mountain air to the stifling amos
phiere of a city slum. We say to the
people of this district, especially the
farmers and laboring men, if you want
so be worthily represented in the next
Cogress, vote for Allen Root
THE ALLIANCE RELIEF FUND.
The following amounts have been con-
Itributed for the relief of the drouth-
stricken region of the state:
St. Alliance to R. Willow Co., $100 00.
to Cheyenne Co., 100 00.
W. C. Lange, Sutton, Neb., a 00.
THE STATE E9ARD OF TRANSPORTATION,
TS CONSTITUTION AND ITS POW
Elected by Direct Vote of the People.
In the legislature-of 1885 a bill was in
troduced to create a railroad commis
sion. The question was sprung as to
its constitutionality, and was by resolu";
tion of the house referred to the su
preme court, which gave its opinion
that the law would be unconstitutional
for the reason that it created additional
executive offices, which was prohibited
by the constitution. It was then pro
posed to devolve the duties of railroad
commissioners upon existing state offi
cers, and give them the power to ap
point clerks who should perform the
routine duties. The bill was passed in
this form, making three state officers
commissioners, and letting each one
appoint one secretary. The commission
in this form drew its pay regularly and
served to amuse the people, and per
haps convince simple minded ones that
the transportation problem was in sat
isfactory course, of solution. In the
winter of 1887 the law was amended,
changing the name to board of trans
portation, increasing the number of
members to five, and requiring a ma
jority vote to appoint a secretary, the
number of the latter remaining as be
The law creating this board had not
specifically given it power to fix rates,
the railroad power which had origi
nally proposed its formation not in
intending that it should exercise that
The board up to this time had not at
tempted to fix rates; but it now claimed
that power, and under its direction a
schedule redu cing local rates one-third.
was prepared, filed and the roads noti
fied. The Elkhorn and Missouri Valley
R. R. resisted the rates, and a case was
made and taken to the supreme court.
The date set for the hearing of the argu
ment in the case fell , when Gen. Leese
was unavoidably absent from the state
In his absence the duty of making the
argument devolved upon Judge Mason,
wno had taken upon himself -the man
agement of rate business. The court
had set a special day for the hearing,
but when the case was called no one
appeared. An agreement had been
made between the railroad attorneys
and the board, the roads filing a new
schedule to suit themselves and making
some concessions on the out and in
rates, and O. P. Mason had agreed that
the Elkhorn case should be dismissed
When Gen. Leese returned he found
that the court record showed that the
ease had been neither continued nor
dismissed, but simply passed. He call
it up, had another day fixed for a hear
ing, notified the companies of the fact,
and the hearing was had. The attor
neys of the Elkhorn road had entered a
plea of demurrer against the jurisdic
tion of 4he board, and this was the first
point to be decided. Judge Mason ap
peared in court and made a good argu
ment on the side of the board, as also
did Attorney Gen. Leese, and the de
cision of the court was that the board
hadfull jurisdiction to determine what
was or was not a reasonable rate. This
case, however, went no further. It is
not generally known' that the schedule
prepared by the board was not put in
to force, but that of the roads adhered
But under this decision the state
board of transportation has full power
to fix rates, and that is the reason why
this board bears such an important re
ation to the transportation question
The railroads think it is necessary for
them to control the board. Through
the maioritv of its members they con
trolled it r last winter thjoughitfie con
test on rates in this state. They intend
to control it in the future by the elec
tion of men to the different state offices
who are in their interest
This board is to be elected by direct vote
of'theoeoDle. It is composed of the
attorney general,' the state treasurer,
the state auditor, the secretary of sta-e,
and the commissioner of public lands
If the railroad ticket is elected the
board will belong to the roads. Mr.
Ben ion they, own, body, soul and breech
es. Mr. Allen has long been intimately
connected with railroad matters, and
was nominated in the convention by a
B. & M. railroad man. Mr. Hastings is
a railroad attorney, and perfectly reli
able on their side. He was also nomi
nated by a B. & M. man. Ihis gives
them a majority without Mr. Hunih
rey, , who - is an attorney at law, and
probably safe for the roads.
We desire our farmer readers to re
mdmber that on this great question of
railroad ' rates they to-day hold the
winning cards. A rote for the railroad
ticket will be a vote to cpntinue con
trol in the hands of the roads where it
now is. Under this control you can
get no relief.
A vote for; the people's ticket will be
a vote for lower rates, and for men who
are pledged to make them.
Which will you cast?
EDITOR GERE FISHING FOR
The McKinley Tariff Robbery.
In his paper of October 4th the dis
tinguished editor of the corporation
concern on the corner of 10th and P
streets throws out a hook for gudgeons
It is baited with "The Farmers' Tariff."
It is quite natural that an editor who
considers the farmers hogs should rate
their intelligence accordingly,- The day
is past when, such thin stuff as is com
tained in his editorial can have any in
fluence upon the reading , farmers of
jweuraK. ,:, xtns article enumerates a
long list of articles of which this coun
try exports a large surplus on which
the tariff has been raised from 25 to
150 per cent. Among these are "rye,
wheat, beans, butter, cheese, eggs, cab-
SATURDAY, OCT. 11,
bages, potatoes, apples, etc.. etc., and
euiior vjrere lusiauues vnese auvauuca m
tariff as an evidence of the care of his
party for the interests of the farmers.
The absurdity of the pretense of ben
efitting producers by imposing an lm
import duty on articles of which
they produce a large surplus for ex
port is laughable. The price of any
product in a general market is its cost
at the nearest point of general supply
plus the expense of getting it to the
market. Now in the case of imported
articles of which we produce a surplus
the duty cuts no figure whatever a3 af-
fecting the price. This is perfectly evi-
dent. In the case of such articles as
we have named, which may be imported
from Canada or the Bermudas for con
sumption in our eastern cities, the duty
would enhance the cost to the amount
of it to the local poor who were 'com
pelled to buy those articles, while not
raising the selling price which the inte-
rior producer receives an iota.
There is one stupendous fact which
confronts the flimsy attempt to show
that the farmers of the west are bene
fitted by the tariff.- That is that the
leading manufacturing states, seven or
eight in number, produce much more
vegetables, fruity breadstuffs and dairy
products than they consume, and near
ly as 'much meat and poultry as they
need, if not more.
We do not care to discuss this ques
tion at any length as we consider it im
material in the present canvass. But
we denounce this McKinley bill as a
robber tariff all the same, and particu
larly a robbery upon the farmer. Even
its placing some kinds of sugar on the
free list is a fraud, as it leaves the duty
on refined sugar, which is the kind that
nearly all the farmers use. This tariff
is raised from 40 or 50 per cent to 60 or
70 per cent, and the increase is on the
goods which are most used by farmers;
and no living man can show a particle
of benefit a western farmer derives from
We now invite the attention of Mr.
Gere to the following business circular
sent out by a republican firm to its cus
tomers, which we copy from a republi
can paper, viz.: the Chicago Tribune:
HOW McKINLEY'S TARIFF WILL
WORK ON SOME THINGS.
The subjoined circular is sent out to retail
ers from "the house established by the late
Wilder D. Foster, for many years Republic n
member of Congress from the Grand BaDids
District. Although dead his name is still at
the head of the firm and his ostate is a part
FOSTER, STEVENS & CO.
Grand Rapids, Mich.. Sept. 9. 1890. Gen
tlemen: As important and rather radical ad
vimces in price of some articles in the bard
ware line are daily taking place we wish to
say a few words so you may more fully u
derstand the situation and not think the job
ber is overcharging you.
There is now but one ax company in the
united states ana mat is the American ax
and Tool company, with headquarters at
Pittsburg. This company has purchased out
right every axe factory in the country of any
importance, and by thus controlling the pro
duction nas aavancea prices on an average
a dozen. .mis company aiso controls tne
manufacture of ax polls, or the heads of axes.
the machinery of which is patented, and this
enables it to ken the price on polls so high
ne one eise can anora to mane axes.
SAWS HAND AND CROSS-CUT.
In this industry the same forces have been
at work, and to-day there are but two compa
nies wno manuiacture nana saws wnere there
were a dozen four months ago. Prices in this
line of goods have been advanced from 10 to
40 per cent. In cross-cuts it is the same. By
a consolidation or interests prices have been
advanced trom rour to eigne cents a foot.
Everything made of lead has taken a decid
ed advance, owing to recent decisions on the
admitting or Mexican ore into this country,
as well as by combinations of manufacturers.
Shot, lead pipe, pig lead, eo.der. babbitt metal
nsve all advanced, and may go still hltrher
The passage of the Silver bill will also affect
all articles made f or coated with silver. In
the hardware line plated knives and forks.
spoons, etc., will be affected and advances
Toe present tarirr on sneet tin is one cent a
pound, and the McKinley Tariff bill, which no
douDtwui pass Doth Houses or Congress, ad
vances tne duty to Z 2-10 cents a pound. This
must of course advance tin from f 1.25 to $3
dox, according to tne welgbtor said box. This
advance in sheet tin will affect all articles of
tinware, and advances will be made all along
Tin in New York has already advanced from
60c to l a Dox and is growing stronger each
each day. as the certainty of the passage of
the McKinley Tariff bill becomes more as
sured Not a bsx of tin is made in this coun
try, notwithstanding which tin has declined
In price rrom sis to S4 75a box durinar tne last
.The window-glass market of the country is
practically in the hands of two large compa
nies, wno worn in narmony as to prices, wnicn
has resulted in a steady advance for the. last
year, averaging about 10 per cent. .
ZINC OR STOVE BOARDS.
The Adams & Westlake company, A. I.
Grisrgs. Pidney Shepard & Co.. Palmer Manu
f acturing company, H. Rendtorff & Co., Cen
tral Stamping company. W. H. Sweeney Man
ufacturing company all of the above named
firms were anxious tor our Dusiness last year,
but now they have sold out to the Ameiican
Stove Hoard company with offices in New
York and Chicago, and a general advance of
all lines has taken place. Last year you could
buy a 28-inch, square paper-lined zinc for 36
cents. This year the same thing costs you 72
cents an advance or iuu per cent.
The price is controlled by a combination
and you hava to pay the price or go without
The s'ame but one price, and that nearly
douDie what it was two yeans ago.
We call your attention to these matters so
vou will understand wnvon nearly every in
voice you get you will flad something higher
than it was Derore.
The tendency of the times seems to be con
iinlidation. thus enablintr larare corporations
to produce the go ds cheaper and sell them at
a higher price, we rail to rind, nuwever, in
all the consolidation of various lines of goods
a single instance, notwithstanding the ad
vance tbey put on goods, where tney nave
advanced the cause of labor a cent. If the
consumer who purchases last does not pay
this increased cost we oo not Know wno does.
If he reaDS any personal benefit from it we
would like to know where it comes in. This
is not a political document, but a fair state
ment of certain lines of business as we daily
come in contact with them.
r 08TER, STEVENS COb.
Independent Rally at Bennet, on
Wednesday October 15th.
, The Nemaha, Stockton, Grant, Sal
tillo, South Pass, Panama, and other
Alliances will' participate. . A Vbasket
picnic will be held at the camp ground.
, Hon: W. H. Dech, Elias Baker, S. J.
Kent, and other speakers ; will address
the people, and a good time may be ex
I tW The man who will take money for
inducing his neighbors to vote bonds to
a corporation,' he not being a railroad
attorney or employe, is exactly on a par
with any other mock auction roper in 6r
stool pigeon, and subordinates his self
respect to his avarice. ' This is exactly
what Mr. Harlan did; .
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A Republican and Dem
ocratic Conspiracy to
Rosewater and Church Howe
Powers tobe the Next Governor.
Dr. Geo. L. Miller, the leading demo
crat of this state, sent the following let
ter to the wrong man, and it got into
print. Mr. Rosewater's connection with
the conspiracy shows that he cares noth
ing for republicanism.
Who supposes for a moment that money
gathered by democrats ostensibly to dc-
eat the amendment will be used to elect
Richards. We have reliable informa
tion that Qhurch Howe is running Boyd's
machine in Nemaha and Johnson. These
acts show the existence of a conspiracy
in Omaha, to elect Boyd.
Below is Dr. Miller's letter:
Omaha, Sept. 20, 1890.
A. Lucius Rodman, Esq.
Dear Sir: Mr. Kosewater, chairman
Executive Committee, and Mr. Roggen,
Secretary, have returned to the city
since my first letter to you of this date.
correct one or two statements:
1. The Omaha brewers' subscription
of $25,000 is assisted in a small way by
Milwaukee and outside men, and $10,
000 of the sum must be used in Omaha.
2. Two or more non-partisan work
ers are to be employed at the voting
3. MR. P. E. ILER, OUR CHIEF
DISTILLER, TELEGRAPHS MR.
DAVIS OF OUR EIRST NATIONAL
BANK TO-DAY THAT THE PEORIA
GENTLEMEN HAVE MADE AN AP
PROPRIATION TO OUR CAUSE, but
we know nothing about the amout. You
may be sure that it will not be large.
1 am more conndent than ever to-day
that with $50,000 we can whip the fanat
ics of the state by a decisive majority.
New York men should help us to make
the liquor men of other states to do their
duty at this crisis. If you received the
circular of the I owe that I sent you. ou
will see what "the enemy" proposes to
do. They mean to buy out our people
if they can. Good judgments here con
cur iu the belief that by reserving our
fire until the last we can beat the amend
ment. Can wo not properly lespeak
your active influence with the elements
who ought not to permit us to be weak
where we ought to be strong? Any who
doubt our ability can send prudent men
to see the things done. BUT IN NO
EVENT CAIT WE CONSENT TO
ANYTHING LIKE AN OPEN ASSO
CIATION WITH THE LIQUOR IN
TERESTS OF THE COUNTRY.
Some outside men are savin e that
Nebraska is safe." I tell you that Ne
braska is not safe. It can be made safe
by energetic organization and everlast
ing lighting work, with the means nec
essary to make the work effective, and
not otherwise. Most truly yours.
George L. Milleii.
To show that thebattle is already de
cided, we now give the following relia
ble figures: The total voto of this year
will not exceed that of 1888, as we are
losing about 5,000 voters from special
causes. This would give the republicans
about 110,000 and the democrats 85,000,
iHhere was no people's ticket. The
Alliance membership is now 90.000 and
the independent ticket can safely count
on 75,000 votes, exclusive of the labor
vote. This will be drawn, from the re
publicans 50,000, from .the democrats
25,000. This would leave the republi
cans 60,000 and the democrats G0.000.
But Boyd and the whiskey vote will take
from the railroad party 5,000 to 10,000
votes, say 5,000 to be safe. This leaves
the republicans 55,000, and gives the
democrats 65,000 votes, and leaves the
independents 10,000 ' plurality at the
round-up. Add to this the labor vote
of the towns, and it will swell the inde
pendent plurality to about 18,000.
Mr. Richards is out of the fight. There
is no doubt whatever about it. Harlan
gives it up. Richards' is trading with
the prohibs. Benton is trading with
the devil. Hill says "things are mixed."
Railroad rule in Nebraska U ended,
r Honest John Powers will be the next
governor of this state.
This has nothing to do with the amend;
ment. That is a distinct proposition, to
be voted on separately.
Mr. Boyd stated in our hearing, in
the opera house last Saturday night,
that if the amendment was adopted lie
would approve all reasonable measures
to enforce it.
A DASTARDLY ATTACK UPON
HON. ALLEN ROOT
BY EX-SENATOR C. H. VAN WYCK.
A PIECE OF VILE TREACHERY.
In a speech at Weeping Water on Oct.
3d, reported in the Bee of the 4h, Mr.
Van Wjck is reported to have said:
"The nomination of Allen Root for
congress is one eminently lit and well-deserved.
No man in this district is so well
entitled to this recognition by an organi
zation founded upon the principles for
which he has struggled for so many years.
He was in at the early dawn when the
advocates, were few and required cour
age. Allen Root was no timid man, and
he had the ability to defend the cause
which had not then even the support of
the men most to be benefitted. And now
in the midday of the good time coming it
is a privilege to support a man so true
and faithful as Allen Root, and if all those
benefitted by the principles he has so long
advocated will give him cordial support
he will be elected.
For this reason Burrows, who runs a
paper at Lincoln called The Alliance,
principally as a personal organ for the
gratification of the malignancy and hate
which unfortunately permeate his nature.
has seen fit to discourage his friend by
t 1 .1 . 1 ! i t n. a I ! v
gl lUg 111 III it BUJJJWJI , ikuu luiiuiauug
that there is no prospect of his election,
although he was in the field in active
campaign before Connell was re-nominated.
Yet his regard for Connell is so
great and his desire for his re-election so
earnest that he waits gloomily the possi
As is well-known, we heartily endorse
every word that any man can say for Hon.
Allen Root. Our support of him has
been hearty and cordial and there has
been' no hint in this paper that ho could
not be elected. Never was" there a groat- y
er falsehood than the contrary. Our
friendship for Mr. Root has never f altered
or wavered. The great mistako made
was in not nominating him in tho first
place instead of Van Wyck. It remained
for this man, after solemnly promising to
take the nomination if it was offered to-
him, to turn traitor, stab Allen Root iu
the back, and play into the hands of Con:
nell and the railroad gang, as he dUl by
holding the nomination in abeyance more
than a month after it was tendered him,
and then like a cunning fox try to hide
his tracks by attacking a man who lias
stood by him in his waning fortunes closer
than any other man in the state.
In an editorial in the World-Herald of
the 4th is the following, sandwiched in a
lot of other trash:
"Just what Mr. ConnelL's brilliant
coup d'etat is to be dame rumor does not
specifically inform us. She is disposed"'
to be a little coquettish. First she whis
pers: 'Mr. Connell has made a perma
nent investment with Mr. Burrows, edi
tor of the Farmers' Alliance, and thus so
cured the good will of that influential
writer, who will henceforth do whatover
he can to aid Mr. Connell, and who i
already backcapping Allen Root, the Al
liance candidate.' "
First, there had been'no such rumor as
stated by the editor, that statement being
an unmitigated falsehood. Second, the
above editorial contains exactly the same
charges made by Van Wyck at Weeping
Water. We are now about to mako an
amazing statement, but it is undoubtedly
a true one. These charges made by Van
Wyck at Weeping Water, amfpublishad
in the Bee of the 4th, and the charge
above quoted from the Herald of tho 4th,
being identically tho same, wo say that
the man who furnished the copy of the
speech for the Bee also inspired the edi
torial in the World-Herald, and thatmaa
was C. II. Van Wyck. We further say
that he was undoubtedly promised a
compensation for his treachery in dally
ing with the congressional nomination,
which time will determine.
We had fully determined to pass hU
assault upon, us in silence, when the in
sidious nature of the vile attack upon Al
len Root was brought to our attention.
and the conviction was forced upon u
that it was much more of an attack upoi
him than upon Mr.-Burrows. It was a
cunning and deliberate effort to use th
isfluencc of the editor of this paper to de
stroy Mr. Root's prospects by stating that
this editor had said that Mr. Root could
not be elected. The Bee spreads this-
false report in the interest of Mr. Con
nell, for whom it was made; tho demo
crats spread it in the interest of Mr. Bry
an. The man who originated tho false
hood, with a cunning that is Satanic,
whispers soothing words in Mr. RootV
ear while dealing him a stinging blow
over Mr. Burrows' shoulders. He injure
Mr. Root in the interest of Mr. Connell,
and slaps Burrows because he thinks lie
defeated his nomination for governor.
When the matter was presented to u
in this light wo could not remain silent,
but determined to refute the vile charge.
Every reader of this paper knows that
every issuo of it has made unrelenting
warfare upon Mr. Connell, and that we
heartily and unreservedly supported Mr.
Root. Mr. Connell could not pile cnougk
money between earth and sky to buy a
word in this paper in his favor.
Mr. Van Wyck's race in Nebraska i
run. He is going back to tho railroad
party, and hopes to divide the indepen
dents and take an element with him. Ia
this h will be disappointed. He U to
dead to skin.
"SAID ON THE SIDE."
A Quiet Word or Two With Mr. Gere.
In a column of the B. & M. Journal of
the 17th, we find the following undoc
the head of "Said on the Side."
"It is a fact." said a loung-er in the republi
can headquarters yesterday, "that ther l an
understanding between iloyd and Power
whereby Powers Is to tret the oil tappectarphl
In case he can hold enough republican Alli
ance votes to elect the head of the democrat le
ticket. It was at first proposed tojrtve Powers
the placoof bank examiner, but he insisted on
tho oil inspectorship, and that is the way It
stands now. etc., etc.
Now we have this to say to editor
Gere: You are responsible for every
statement made in your paper affecting
the credit and honor of any man. Tho
quoting of "lounger" as uttering the
above docs not in any manner release
you from that responsibility; and you
are just as completely a low-down liar
in publishing it as t you had stated it
on the street or printed it in your edi
Now just a word or two more with
you. You have insulted in a body, by
your low-down libellous talk, the grand
farmers and pioneers toVliom Nebraska
i3 indebted for all the wealth and pros
perity Axe ever had you, who have
been a leech upon society, and never
earned! an honest dollar who have
had' your thieving fingers in the
treasury of this state for the past
ten years, filching the hard-earned mon
ey of the farmers you have outraged
and abused you, a miserable pensioner
on the corruption fund of a corporation.
You are a nicer sample to be publishing
such contemptible lies as the above
about a man who stands as high above
you as the gates of heaven are above
the pit Hyperion to a satyr.
1 HARLAN AND McKEIGHAN.
The Co. Alliance of Dundy Co. met a
few days ago, and the railroad crowd
announced that McKeighan would be
there, though that would be impossible,
and then rushed Harlan put there. s
he' could get an audience of farmers.
In Furnas Co. at a farmer's meeting
where Powers and McKeighan were to
speak, the -railroad gang promised that
Harlan would reply to McKeighan.
The crowd was held a long time wait
ing for Harlan, when in bis stead ap
peared one Tait. The farmers were so
disgusted at Harlan W flunkey ism and
fear to meet McKeghan that they
would not hear the sjlbstituto, but hoot
ed him off the stam
Harlan's goose lAjooked. His mud
flinging campajyas made friends tor
McKeighanyf the latter's election
by a large if Gority is a sure thin.
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