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LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 1890.
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You Will Hear Something Drop.
The bosse's plug- hat sits high on his head,
'And his tongue goes flipperty flop.
Watch the plug hat when the farmers come
And I think you will hear something-drep,
The greedy mortgage holder counts his cou
pons, And the interest seems never to stop,
Mut when the Alliance gets matters fixed up,
You will be sure to hear something drop
He'd best keep his eye peeled.f or the Alliance
And is working itself to the top.
So you won't have to listen very long I am
Before you will hear something drop,
S farmers don't worry for your day will
Just go straight ahead without 6top,
When mortgage comes due just sit back and
For you are going to hear something drop.
If you go to the bank to get some of their
For interest they will take all your crop.
But when Uncle Sam makes us two per cent
I think you will hear something drop.
S keep straight ahead ye Alliances brave,
You are sure to come out on the top,
A ad I tbink this fall when voting time comes,
Id t-hylock will hear something drop,
S. S. White, Halstead, Kansas.
AN INSULT TO THE INDEPEN
Mr. Kosewater, in the Bee of the
11th, grossly insults the independent
eemmittee by ascribing its action repu
diating Van Wyck to Mr. Burrows. He
says, "Autocrat Burrows, through his
under-straps has issued an edict against
Gen. Van Wyck," etc.
This is simply beastly. A denial -on
ur part is not necessary, but the fact
it eur edition was two-thirds printed,
and we were in our private office when
the alleged edict was furnished us ; and
it was as new to us as to any man in
the State. The Committee has not
asked our approval of it ; but we dis
tinctly give it all the same. It was the
nly course left the Committee as a
self-respecting body, and was richly
deserved by Van Wyck.
FORGOT TO PAY THE TAX.
Who pays the tariff? is still an unset
tled query with many persons. The
kigh tariff advocates claim that the
foreign manufacturers who sell their
goods to our importers pay it. It
is eertainly very charitable on their
part. But in the case of the firm below
it is evident these foreign gentlemen
forgot that duty or our duty which
is it? This little circular has just beeD
sent out by a St. Jo. firm with a cata-
to their customers :
St. Josepii, Mo., Oct. 3, 1890.
Owing to the change in the tariff,
which goes into effect Oct 6, we are
sempelled to change the prices of vel
vets and plushes quoted in this book
frem I2i to 20 per cent, and we suggest
our customers that they mark their
stock on hand accordingly.
POUNDED INTO THE EARTH.
Mr. Connell, an alleged candidate for
Congress, was in Lincoln Monday, to
fcegin a series of speaking appointments
with a young man named Bryan. There
are to be eleven meetings, we are in
formed. At the rate he began Monday
ight Mr. Connell will last for only one
sore. He will then be a very sick
man, and will return to Omaha to re
cuperate. And he won't speak any
oere in this camiwgn.
AUDITOR BENTON STAND UP.
What law or precedent have you for
auditing and paying any portion of the
expenses of the 19th session of the legis
lature, all the accounts of which had
been audited and settled by a former
Are you aware that your action m
auditing Church Howe's claim for extra
pay for services in the session is illegal
and fraudulent, and that vou can be
Made to refund?
tSITRosewater, Editor Gere, Tommy
Benton.Church Howe, are lying down
together, and are appealing to the peo
ple to help them save the corporation
party which has been robbing and dis
Doilinsr the farmers of Nebraska for
McKEIGKAN AT SEWARD.
Last Saturday Mr. McKeighan ad
dressed three thousand people at Sew
ard. Great enthusiasm prevailed. The
railroad gaiig havn't had a meeting in
the state with half the number of hear
ers'.' ; 7
At Stockville 153 persons by act
vrukl count, including the speakers,
turned out to hear N. T. Harlan.
Written for The Alliance by J. Burrows.
THE FARMERS DEMAND
THE TRUE MONETARY SYSTEM
Three indispensable qualities must be
possessed by money. These are the
power to liquidate debt, the power to
represent wealth, the power to accumu
late by interest. It will be observed
that none of these powers . depend upon
the intrinsic value of the material of
which money is composed. The power
to liquidate debt is termed legal tender,
and is always conferred by law. This
power can be, and frequently is, confer
red upon money composed of material
other than metal. The value of metalic
meney depends upon this quality. In
fact, the term money is not properly ap
plicable to any currency that does not
possess this quality. It is not necessary
that the material composing money up
on which this power is conferred should
have any intrinsic value at all. The ma
terial of money gold, silver, paper or
any other substance is a legalized agent,
made to express the powers of money,
and render them available in business
transactions. (Kelloffff P- 71-) The com
mon opinion that the material of cur
rency must be something scarce and dif
ficult to procure, that the limited amount
may render it permanently valuable,
arises from a misconception of the nature
of money, the properties of which are
entirely independent of the material.
Money consists in the legal powers to
represent, measure, accumulate and ex
change property and products. Those
powers it receives from law. If gold
and silver should become as abundant
as iron and lead, the only difficulty of
maintaining them as the materials of a
currency would be the difficulty of pro
tecting them from counterfeit. Could
they be protected it would be as unneces
sary to abandon them for a currency as
to abondon the use of paper in making
notes, mortgages, etc., because more
exists than can be used for the purpose.
(Kel. p. 76.)
The power to represent value is also a
legal power, and is derived from the le
gal tender quality conferred upon mon
ey by law. Under this power money be
comes a lien upon all the property in a
country for sale. Paper money may be
redeemed as it is called, in metallic mon
ey, but if the paper money possesses the
legal tender functions, this is simply ex
changing one kind of money for another.
As a commodity the metal possesses an
intrinsic value above the paper, but as
money their value is exactly the same,
and their power to command products
depends upon their abundance or scarci
ty relative to those products. We could
multiply illustrations of these princi
ples, but the limits of a newspaper ar
The power to accumulate by interest
is naturally derivable from the power of
money to represent property. If A sells
his farm to B for money and puts his
money into his vest pocket he has trans-
erred to the buyer the income derived
Tom the farm. The money in A's pock
et represents that income, or the farm.
As long as A retains that money he re
ceives no income, it being represented
by the income which B now receives.
But if A lends this money to C for him
to buy a farm he must pay C an agreed
upon proportion of the income of the
arm C buys for the use of A's money?
Thus A's money is again invested in a
Farm from which he derives a revenue
though he performs no labor upon it.
inere are many who deny the right or
justice of interest. But it is difficult to
conceive how interest can be entirely
dispensed with under a monetary system
in whieh money is a representative of
wealth. The per cent rate of interest
is determined by the system under which
money is issued by the government, the
volume of its issue, and the rate adopt
ed for government securities into which
it may be funded. Under our present
theory, in which money is considered a
natural product, the government rate
is determined by the price government
securities will command in the money
market. As we showed last weeK, it is
the accumulating power of interest, un
der a false system and unjust and extor
tionate rates accompanied by low prices
caused by a contracted volume of money,
that more than all else is causing the
present unequal conditions in our social
life. But the power to accumulate by
interest is an inherent and indispensable
power derivable from the legal tender
power and the power to represent
wealth. The great point of importance
to society is to ascertain and fix the rate
of interest that will secure equal and ex
act justice between the laborer and the
capitalist. Under nationalism as por
trayed by Mr, Bellamy, individual capi
talists would no longer exist. But un
der the competitive system now in vogue
capitalists will always exist. The aged
person, or the widow who cannot work,
who have transformed the fruits of their
labor or their inheritance into money.
and loan the same, are capitalists.
We now give the following extract
from "Liabor and uapitai" proposing a
true monetary system, which would do
more to establish justice and equity
among men under our present system,
than any other plan ever proposed:
In the plan we are about to propose
for the formation of a national curren
cy bv the general government, all the
money circulated in -the United States
will be issued by a national institution.
and will be a representative of actua
property, therefore it can never fail to
be a good and safe tender in payment
of debts. It will be loaned to maividu
als in every State, county, and town.
at a uniform rate of interest, and hence
will be of invariable value throughout
the Union. Ail persons who offer good
and permanent security will be at all
times supplied with money, and for any
term of years during which they will
pay the interest. Therefore, no town,
county, or State need be dependent
upon upon any other for money, because
each has real property enough to secure
many times the amount it will require.
If more than the necessary amount of
money be issued, the surplus will be
immediately funded, and go out of use
without injury. It will be impossible
for foreign nations, or any number of
banks, or capitalists, to derange the
monetary system,' either by changing
the rate of interest, or by inducing a
scarcity or a surplus of money. It will
be the duty of the government to ascer
tain as nearly as possible what rate of
interest will secure to labor and capital
their respective rights, and to fix the
interest at that rate.
The plan requires the general govern
ment to establish an institution, with
one or more branches in each State.
This institution may appropriately be
called the National Safety Fund:
first, because the money of this institu
tion will constitute a legal tender of uni
form value for the whole people, and
will always be safe; second, because
the interest being fixed at a just rate it
will secure the respective rights of la
bor and capital; and third, the supply
of money being always commensurate
with the wants of business, it will effect
ually protect the nation from financial
To make this currency a true repre
sentative of property, the Safety Fund
must issue its money only in exchange
for mortgages secured by double the
amount or productive landed estate.
The money ought not to be issued on
perishable property, nor on the credit
of individuals, because such property
might be destroyed, or the individuals
become bankrupt, when the money
would cease to be a representative and
become worthless, except for the guar
antee of the government, and the loss
would fall upon the nation. 1 he money
then, when put in circulation, will rep
resent and be secured by the first half
of productive property, and the interest
upon the mortgages will be secured by
a portion of the yearly products or in
come of the'property. TheSafety Fund
will issue its money, bearing no inter
est. We have shown that money to
maintain its value must not only repre
sent property, but must always be capa
ble of being loaned for a uniform in
come. It is therefore necessary to pro
vide not only for the issue, but also for
is of the money. No govern
ment can regulate the value of money
unless it provide means for funding it;
this being the only way in which the in
terest upon it can be kept uniform.
I he first of the following obligations
will be the money of the institution;
the second will be a note bearing in
terest for the fucdjng of the money:
No. Monet. Dated -
$500. - $500.
The United States will pay to the bearer
five hundred dollars in a Safety Fund Kote,
on demand, at the Safety Fund Office in
the city of
Safety Fund Note. Dated-
One year from the first day of May next,
or at any time thereafter, the United States
will pay to A. B., or order, in the city
of five hundred dollars; and.
until such payment is made, will pay inter
est thereon on the first day of May in each
year at the rate of one percent, per annum.
The money will bear no interest, but
may always be exchanged for the Safety
1 T-i I I Til 1 . .
r mm xoies, wmca win oear interest.
Those who may not wish to purchase
property or pay debts with their money,
can always loan it to the Institution for
a Safety Fund Note, bearing an interest
of one per cent, per annum. Therefore
the money will always be good; for it
will be the legal tender for debts and
property, and can always be in
vested to produce an income.
lhe money being loaned at one and
one-tenth per cent., and the Safety
r und .Notes bearing but one percent
the difference of one-tenth, per cent in
the interest will induce owners of money
to lend to individuals, and thus prevent
continual issuing and funding of money
Dy tne insurunon.
The Safety Fund Notes are made pay
able a year afrer date, to prevent the
unnecessary trouble of funding money
for short periods. It is not probable
that the Institution will issue Notes for
a less amount than $500. People having
small amounts will seldom wish to fund
them. They wii loan to individuals or
purchase property. If. however, it be
deemed desirable to fund small amounts,
they may be received, and credited in a
small book, as in savings banks, and
the interest paid upon these credits as
upon Safety Fund Notes.
Having given an outline and brief ex
planation of the proposed system of
currency, we will proceed to show that
the money issued by the Safety Fund
will possess all the properties, and be
capable of performing all the functions
of money. We have said in our descrip
tion of money that it must be a rppre
sentative of property. I he Safety Fund
money being based on productive landed
estate to double its amount, will be an
undoubted representative of property.
Second, money must have power to accu
mulate. The provision made" by the
Safety Fund for funding the money will
secure an income beyond all contingen
cy. Thiid, it must have power to meas
ure value. The Safety Fund money will
not only possess this power equally
with coins, but it will possess the addi
tional quality of being a uniform and
perfect measure. By establishing auni
form rate of interest, the dollar will be
of invariable value, and cannot be made
to fluctuate more in the measure of
property than the yardstick in the meas
ure of cloth. Fourth, it must have
power to exchange value. Being insti
tuted by the general government as the
legal tender, and its income power es
tablished, all persons will be compelled
to receive it in exchange for property
and labor. We have elsewhere shown
that any portable substance possessing
these properties will be money. The
Safety Fund money will possess all the
properties adapted to its use as money
that belong to coins, and can be counted
and carried with greater convenience,
and can be more easily transmitted
trom one section of the country to
another. The effectof its adoption wil
oe to anninnate an dinerence of ex
1 rm . m
coange oeiween ainerent commercia
points, or to reduce it to the merely
nominal expense oi letter postage.
Written for The Alliance by Venier Voldo.
Fill and fatten on flesh of men ,
Ye cannibal kisgs of the land.
There are millions to corral within y our ptn.
And you may consume them all, for then
There are millions more right at hand.
Make haste to slacken your thirst, I say,
Without thought of human sorrow.
Hasten and work your will to-day.
For you'll not slay men to-morrow!
And here is food for our master's mill
Moth rs and maidens, wan and slight.
An children to coin for the golden till.
It matters not how swiftly you kill,
For they are all waifs of he night;
And make you haste to rife and slay, f
Without any heed of sorrow,
You can feed upon helpless lives to-day,
You'll not prey upon men to-morrow !
Lives and years and wearing toil,
O, these are only things for gain.
A fruitage sweet for a tyrant's spoil.
However grown on human soil,
Forth from the bosom and lap of pain;
Haste and consign them to hapless clay,
There's a profit in bleeding sorrow.
You can rob and murder and wrong to-day,
It will all have an end to-morrow!
CORPO RATION TOOL M'C ANDLESS.
A Legislative Candidate in Western Ne
braska Whose Record Does not
Harrisburg, Neb., Oct. 4, 1800.
Editor Farmers' Alliakce- Know
ing that your paper has a large number
of readers in this county of Banner, and
the other counties of the 54th represen
tative district, I will, with your permis
sion, give a few facts concerning the
character and ability of the republican
candidate for representative from this
There is no desire o the part of any
one so far as I know to make this a per
sonal abuse campaign, but rather to al
ow the candidates fair play, and it is
especially desirable that they meet in
public discussion throughout the dis
trict. The action of the republican
candidate for representative here, W.
J. McCandless.in "fading" precipitately
to the east end of the district as soon as
the arrival in the county of the inde
pendent candidate for senator was an
nounced, seems to place an embargo
on this method of learning the merits
and demerits of the respective standard
In the first place, this man McCand-
less was endorsed by the Banner county
republicans over an opponent, on the
grounds that said opponent held a Dor
sey post office, and would consequntly
cast the congressional delegation for
that gentleman. McCandless was very
loud in his protestations against Dorsey,
and his compassionate heart was torn
with fear least the shyster should again
have a chance to misrepresent the poor
people. Consequently he won the fight.
But what else do we find? The record
shows that the congressional delegatioa
led by McCandless went to Columbus
and shouted straight through the piece
for Dorsey, and McCandless now has
charge of the Dorsey campaign in this
county. Of course,. Banner county peo
ple are righteously indignant, and when
the eve of November 4th rolls around
the confidence man will find that he has
lacked a good many votes of parrying
his own county.
Another fact which is somewhat no
torious about here, and which the fes
tive deceiver dare not deny, is that he
became the possessor of a pass over the
Union Pacific railway within thirty day s
after the Banner county republican
coqvention had endorsed him. Mind
you that corporation did not wait until
the representative convention had been
held, but secured a first mortgage on
W. J. McCandless as soon as his bud
ding aspirations had been recognized
in one little county. The people will
however, by virtue of the ballot box.
foreclose the mortgage on November
4th, and turn the creature over to the
tender mercies of the railroad company,
shorn of titles and fond hopes for cor
The treasurer or Box Butte county is
also looking for lucre, and has sent an
account for delinquent taxes against W.
J. McCandless, to the treasurer of this
county for collection by 6uit.
McCandless boasts of his "straight
republicanism, and asks "straight re
publicans to stick to the ticket and vote
for a '-straight" republican. This man
has been in the district long enough
to vote once,and at that election he voted
a mugwump ticket, headed by two
soreheads who had just been defeated
in their respective party conventions.
It was no crime for him to vote thus in
dependently, but we wonder how he
expects a voter to be a "straight" re
publican and still vote for him.
There are a number of shady transac
tions linked with the name of this man
which are gradually becoming public
property, including very questionable
tricks which have been performed in
the settlement of an estate in which an
almost poverty stricken widow is inter
ested. A statement will seon be made
by the defrauded parties which will
forever condemn McCandless in the
eyes of the people who loye justice, and
oppose the oppression of the poor. On
the prohibition question Mr. MoCand
less performs the great straddle act.
uptowitnina short time ago ne was
generally known as a regular and pofit
able patron of the saloon, and acknowl
edged in a public meeting that he is
gambler. It is well known here that
he SDent several whole nights in p.vrv
week gambling in a low whiskey joint
that was jn operatiou until a few months
ago, when it was driven out by indig
nant citizens. When he came up for
the legislature, knowing that this coun
ty would cast a prohibition maiontv.
he proclaimed himself a prohibitionist,
and even endeavored to secure a com
mission from the amendment league to
lecture over the county, but they had
had no use for him. He has proved
t-i 1 . . ! , 1 .
mniseii a coniempuoie nypocnte on
this as well as all other public questions
wit which he has had anything to da
lo voters throughout the district
who wish to be represented fairly and
honorably in the next legislature, we
would say that scores of republicans
rignc nere at Aicuand leas' home wil
scratch him and vote for the other man
He has enraged our people by betraying
tucui m nie uuugressionai convention.
and of course they do not intend to
trust him in the more responsible
As It Is Now ad As It Ought to Be.
Whenever a member of the peoples'
party comes to town nowadays he is
surely met by some person who puts
this question to him: "You have
always been a republican or democrat,
now you are a peoples' man, which time
were you right." Then follows a sneer
or some unkind remark about turncoat
or something intended to make a man
angry or fearful that perhaps he has
made a mistake. To the thinking and
patriotic man it is a promising sign that
he citizen is everywhere declaring his
independence of party. The force bill
is dividing the republicans, the free
trade question the democrats. Only a
short time ago people were proud of
boasting of their "loyalty," which was
another name for meek submission to
the party lash7 "I'm no Laodicean:
there's nothing lukewarm about me."
I'm a democrat (or republican, as the
case might be) dyed in the wool. 1
always vote the straight ticket." Phrases
of this sort were uttered proudly, and
even with a consciousness of superior
virtue, by men who were not deficient
either in brains or in integrity, who had
wills of their own and exercised them in
every department of human endeavor
except in politics. They never seemed
conscious of the serfdom to which they
degraded themselves. They never rec
ognized that the man who is athick-and-thin
partisan is the worst foe of his
country, that progress is impossible if
citizens and voters ignominioushr allow
themselves to be carried along tne tide
of party sentiment. A party is after all
only a name for a set of principles crys
tallized into intelligible shape by the
people who believe in them. The name
is in the shadow, the principles are the
substance. let with the curious blind
ness that the human intelligence often
evidences the name grows to be of more
value than the principle, the shadow
than the substance. The politicians
elected to office as "republicans" or as
"democrats" might cut and cover and
betray the most vital principles of their
party; their constituents out and covered
with them and never thought to murmur
or protest. Indeed the good and loyal
republican or democrat did not dare to
have any opinions on public questions or
on the private characters of public men.
He went with his "party" with the
more or less inefficient and dishonest
men whom his vote had put into prom
The inevitable result followed. Both
partes passed into the hands of unscru
pulous and.venal men who found that
they could take hold of the voter by
the nose and lead him to -the polls in
their interests. These men by their
"eloquence" by "firing the hearts" of
their stump audiences kept alive the
loyalty of their bond-slaves and continu
d themselves in office.. A hideous car
nival of political crime was the result.
bcandals in national affairs, scandals
in local affairs, whiskey scandals, Credit
Mobillier scandals. Star Route scandals,
Tammany scandals, rings, combines,
bosses, threatened to make us a hissing
and a by word among the nations. But
the heart of the country was true and
sound though its head was a little off.
Voters threw off their "loyalty" : for a
moment they 6hook off the trade mark;
the result an independent movement
all over the country in which good citi
zens irrespective of party joined-hands
in a common effort and for a common
It is not by accident that government
grows corrupt and passes out ot tne
hands of the people. If we would real
ly make and continue this government
of the people for the people and by the
people we must give to politics our
earnest attention ; we must be prepared
to review our opinions, to give up old
ideas, and accept new ones. We must
abandon prejudice, and make our
reckoning with free minds. The sailor
who, no matter how the wind might
change, should persist in keeping his
vessel under tne same sail and on tne
same tack, would never reach his haven
We are better, infinitely better, than
we were we are not yet perfect, we
need more independence, not less, or
the politiciaus will master us again.
This is how the Vote will be.
Editor Alliance : Can you find
room in your paper ror this little evi
dence showing as I believe, how the
vote will be when counted out Novem
ber fifth, 1860. Along about October
1st, I stopped over night with a Mr.
Trapp, living on O sreet, twenty-one
miles east of .Lincoln post office.
Before 1 started out in the morning
I took my note book and set down the
names of all the nominees for governor,
Powers, Paine, Boyd and Richards. As
I rode along ( I bad to ride slow as I
was leading a cow) I asked each and
every man who was his choice tor gov
ernor this fall, and here is what they
said. In coming the 18 miles, I left O
street miles east of post office, I
met 32 men, and out of the 32 there were
14 who wanted Mr. Powers, 3 for Rich
ards, 4 for Boyd, and 2 for Paine: 8 who
did not have any choice, and 1 who did
not know there was to. be an election
I also met two ladies and asked them
who was their choice (or husband's
choice) and they said Mr. Powers was
their husband's choice. A majority of
these men were going after apples and
not one said he was going to leave the
state. I wish every voter in the land
could have heard the words spoken by
a prominent republican herein Lincoln
The writer of this was waiting for a car
on llth and O, not long since, when he
over heard the following conversation,
it referred to several covered wagons
passing down the street, apparently
all from the western homestead Tne
following is what was said:
"There, see; that is all the way we re
publicans can hope to defeat the inde
pendent ticket. The poor devils will
have to leave their homesteads before
election." - '
Now, voters of Nebraska, who have
voted almost solidly or as a unit for the
one party for years, how do you like to
hear that, or how would you? Would
not your blood fairly boil as mine did
to hear a man rejoice at other's misfor
tunes? Isn't it tjme all hone3t free
thinkers, unite as one, go to the polls
this fall and forever bury such low lived
and stinking, rotten party? Let each
one say "I will help," and it can be
done. A few weeks only remain to work
for. this election and after all is over,
successful or not. we will have the work
still to carry on, till we can show to the
world what a country can become,
ruled by love, truth and right.
E. G. Coolet.
B Remember the great Allianc rally
at Lincoln, October 25th.
x8,ooo Chattel Mortgages Filed in Custer
County in 1890.
Broken Bow, Neb., Oct. 10. Editor
Alliance: On the eve of October 7th
A. E. Cady, of St. Paul, made a speech
in Broken Bow in favor of the republi
can party, and he no doubt succeeded
in tickling the ears of his g. o. p. audi
tors. But here are some of the
)oints he made: He said the circulating
madium of the country amounted to $24
per capita, and he showed from the
report of the secretary of the treasury
that there was that much in existence.
but he did not take into consideration
the fact that there are large amounts
held as reserve funds by the various
banks, insurance companies, and other
branches of business, which no doubt re
duces it to what Senator Plumb of Kan
sas said in the United States senate last
winter, which was $8 per capita. Sen
ator Plumb is a good republican, so, Mr.
Cady, please don't go back on him. He
cited the fact that the republican party
has governed this state for 23 years and
today as a state it is free from debt, and
that we have paid almost the limit, which
is 15 mills, in taxes; he forgot to tell
them that the taxes had been enormous
in this time, and that there were 18,000
chattel mortgages filed in the office of
the county clerk of Custer county during
WJ, and that that condition prevails all
over the state. In some particulars it is
emarkable what a poor memory Mr.
Cady has. But Mr. Editor, such absurd
and false statements have lost their
power in Custer county, for she will roll
up 1,000 majority for the independent
ticket. Rally for "Custer county's fa-
son," (as Mr. Cady derisively
Bro. Kem) and the independent
Broken Bow, Nebraska.
Whereas, Feeling that the intelligence,
dignity, and integrity of the farmer
class of our population have been un
warrantably treated with insult by the
ultra monopoly State Journal in its edi
toriil "Clear out the Slanderers," of
the 14th ult., in which, the Independents
are placed on a level with hogs, because
of their independent action and determi
nation to relieve themselves of oppres
sion and plutocratic rule, and in which
the "followers of Kem, Powers and
McKeighan" are represented as "shift-
ess lazy and improvident;" therefore
Resolved, That the Emerald Alliance
denounces in terms unequivocal this
shameful attack on the sacred honor
of men who dare to differ from tyrants;
and be it further
Resolved, That the Emerald Alliance
henceforth exercise still greater energy
in educating their fellow men to a seuse
of their duty, and in gathering them
into the ranks that are marshalling to
break the oppressors shackles, and to
destroy plutocratic rule. .
Grand Meeting in Nemeha County.
Stella, Oct, 6th, 1890.
Editor Alliance. Nemaha County
is to have a grand Picnic and big Rally
October 24th at Auburn. Old Nemaha
will turn out the biggest crowd that
day she has yet done. All her Alliances
will be out in force. Everybody will
go. as this demonstration is to snow
Howe Tom is to go up Salt River, Nov.
Hon. Allen Root, Mr. Dech and other
prominent speakers and the county
nominees are all to be out look out for
The Reunion here proved a good thing
for the Independent Cause. The Love
feast between the Governor and Tom
Majors leaves the soldiers in doubt
whether these two put the rebellion
down alone or whether or no they
hadn't a hand in it.
"Ou is sweet," says Thayer. "So is
ou." says Majors. "Then who is sweet?
Why. Bof of us."
Come again Aiovernor, after JMov. 4th,
and poor Tom may have need of you.
JOHN PIERCE EXPOSED.
Holdrege, Neb., Oct. 7, 1890.
Editor Alliance: The above named
person joined the Urbana Alliance No.
and was its president. Later on
he began to work with our enemies.
and to protect the organization he was
In return for his treachery he has been
nominated for state senator bv the re
publican wing of corporations. They
know they cannot elect him, but have
put him up to be slaughtered.
The papers of tioidrege merely made
a passing comment, but did not place
his name at the head of the column
with the other candidates. This was
the week of October 4th.
Brother independent workers not
merely alliance brethren, as the inde
pendent movement includes all opposed
to corporate rule of Harlan, Kearney
and Phelps counties, we thus warn you
of the enimies' tactics. Act according
ly. E. P. MONTGOMERY.
ONE BY ONE THE ROSES FALL.
Van Wyck and Wooster Gone.
Silver Creek, Oct. 7, 1890.
J. M. Thompson, Secretary State
Alliance: Sir: I herewith enclose the
resolution of Silver Creek Alliance No.
494, expelling Chas. Wooster, for the
information of other Alliances of the
Resolted, That the members of Silver
Creek Alliance No. 494 do hereby expel
Charles Wooster for misdemeanor.
M. L. Hammond,
Gage County All Right.
Liberty, Neb , Oct. 10, 1800.
Hon. J. Burrows: Had a good
meeting at Wymore last light. Every
thing is booming in this "neck of the
woods." Gage county is solid for the
peoples' ticket. We are gaining ground
in Pawnee every day. Business men in
the towns are coming to us everywhere
On with the fight. Victory is ours.
The enemy is on the run. The people
are bound to win a glorious victory.
W. F. Wright.
Plattsmoutii, Oct., 8, 1890.
Editor Alliance. It is understood
around here that all the men working in
the B. & M. shops in Plattsmouth are
going to vote the old ticket, uhe com
pany have begun to tell them if they
don't they will lose their places in the
shops, I would ask you to put this in
your paper. I am a poor writer, please
nx it up a little as you like.
Senator Paddock's Speech.
For Tub Alliance.
The Hon. Algernon S. Paddock. Bea-
al or from Nebraska, has sent me a copy
of his great speech upon the tariff bill.
I may be ignorant, and I do not propose
to argue the question with him, as I an
only a hayseed; but as he has sent me
his speech I have a right to quote from
it and comment upon the same. There
are many passeges I should like to quote.
but time and space will not admit, lie
"During the last decade the farmers
of our state have more than doubled
their wealth. They have seen their
farms appreciate in value, and often
a hundred loid, and their crops una
ready sale at renumerative prices."
lhe benator does not quote the mil
lions of dollars brought here from the
east and invested in improvements We
could show him hundreds of farms that
were partially improved with money
brought here by the occupant, and when
that money was gone they mortgaged
their farms and put most oi that money
in building and other improvements.
and to day they cannot even pay the in
terest on their loans, and their farms
would not sell for half the value of the
improvements. Then he says our crops
find ready sale at remunerative prices.
Let me ask what are such prices? Is it
40 cents for wheat, 10 cents for oats.
and 13 cents for corn, as it has been for
the past few years? 1 suppose these
prices are remunerative in the eyes of
Earties who live on a good fat salary,
e seems to take this year's prices as a
criterion to go by, when we have but
little to sell and much to buy, and prices
are high accordingly.
"Inquiries recently instituted as to
the bank deposits in our state indicate
that out of $64,000,000 of such deposits
70 per cent are those of Nebraska farm
ers, l feel authorized to say that this
sum would pay off erery farm mortgage
in Webraska, and leave a handsome sur
plus to their owners."
Would to Ciod we could believe such
statement. We have questioned those
who have a chance to know, and they
inform us that over 00 per cent of the
farms in Antelope county are mort
gaged, and many of them for more than
they are worth. The unmortgaged 10
per cent must be making money very
last. I belong to that 10 per cent, but
do not have more $50,000,000 in the
bank. Now let me say that Antelope
county I believe to be above the aver
age of counties in the quality of land,
and its citizens, as a rule are sober, in
dustrious and economical class of peo
ple, and most of them are denying
themselves of their daily wants in try
ing to keep up their interest, hoping
that times may get better by the time
their principal comes due. But I will
quote a little farther.
"lhe wicked vaporing pr irresponsi
ble agitators endeavoring through
malicious perversion of patent facts to
advance their personal and political
ends by sowing dissatisfaction and dis
content among our people has lately
done more damage than a visitation of
grass hoppers, three successive years of
not blasts from the semi torrid plains of
the southwest or ten years duration of
the most unjust and oppressive protec
tive tariffs conceivable."
I suppose when he talks of the dam
age done to the people he means the
class called republican politicians. I
for one have no ax to grind. I am not
a candidate for office, and never expect
to be: but I hope the time has come
when the farmers and laborers see the
necessity of voting for men who are op
posed to making paupers out of the la
boring classes in order to build up mil
lionaires. Honor is due those who were
the instigators of the present indepen
dent move in this state. We want all
to prosper. Heretofore there were but
two classes that prospered, viz: The
banker and the republican politician.
He talks of a steady stream of invest
ments having lowered the interest rates.
Yes, it has got way down to 2 per
cent a month. He says that if it was
not for our protective tariff system Ne
braska would be a prairie to-day, and
quotes prices etc., but does not go far
enough to tell us that we cau buy
American made implement etc. cheaper
across the water than we can buj' them
at home, yet our manufacturers nan not
compete with pauper labor. He fails
to tell us that we are paying a tariff on
our clothing, our bedding, dishes, tools,
in fact on nearly all our necessaries of
life. Then we pay tariff to ship our
grain over protected railroads. And
when our wheat gets to Liverpool we
ire compelled to sell it in competition
with the pauper raised grain of the
world; hence we are not only entirely
unprotected but must pay tribute to pro
tect our manufacturers.
L. II. Sutzk.
Meeting of Saline County Farmers' Alli
Wilber, Neb. Sept. 27, 1890.
The delegates to the County Alliance
met in pursuance with the call of the
secretary in the Saline county court
house on Saturday, bept. 27th, 18U0.
Delegates from about two-thirds of the
Subordinate lodges were present. The
meeting was called by President Savage
who gave a very suggestive address on
the need 8 and duties of tho present
campaign. Chairmen were appointed
so that each of the sixteen preciucts in
Saline county have a precinct chair
man. After a short discussion on the
county papers to publish Alliance work
it was decided by a unanimous vote to
support the State Alliance paper, and
several new subscribers were added to
the Saline county list.
After some discussion it was decided
that Bro. W. II. Dech could reach more
and do more good by going to Tobias
on Oct. 13th than anywhere else in the
Moved and carried that every male
member of the Alliance be assessed to
pay campaign expenses.
By vote, the following resolutions be
sent to The Farmers' Alliance for
Whereas, Certain county papers per
sist in publishing deliberate falsehoods
about our order and about our candi
Resolved, That unless they (democratic
as well as republican newspapers) dis
continue these vile and unwarranted
attacks upon our men we shall be
obliged to consider them enemies to our
order, and to treat them as such. And
Resolved, That unless such slanderous
reports are forthwith denied publica
tion we shall be obliged to withdraw our
support from all such papers as persist
in this course. Wilbkk Savage,
Chaj. M. Turner, Pres.
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