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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB.. SATURDAY. OCT; 18, 1890.
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ALLIAnCE PUBLISHinS GO
GOB. 11th AND M STS
LINCOLN) - - NEBRASKA.
J. fiURROWS, - -
J. M. THOMPSON, Businef
M In the beauty f the fillies
Christ was born across the sea, .
With a glory in his bosom
That transfigures you and me.
Am 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."
M 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."
Chairman State Committee.
GEO. W. BLAKE.
Secretary State Committee,
C. H. PIKTLE.
Headquarters State Committee,
1034 P fetreet, Lincoln.
"SAID ON THE SIDE.
A Quiet Word or Two With Mr. Gere.
In a column of the B. & M. Journal of
the 10th, we find the following under
the head of "Said on the Side."
It is a fact." said a lounger in the republi
can headquarters yesterday, "that there is an
understanding between Boyd and Powers
whereby Powers is to get the oil inspectorship'
in case he can hold enough republican Alli
ance votes to elect the head of the democratic
ticket. It was at first proposed to give Powers
the place of bank examiner, but he insisted on
the oil inspectorship, and that is the way it
stands now. ' etc., etc,
How 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. The
quoting of "lounger" as uttering the'
above does not in any manner release
you from that responsibility; and you
are just as completely a low-down liar
in publishing it as if 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 to whom Nebraska
is indebted for all the wealth and pros
perity she 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 nice sample to be publishing
such contemptible lies as the above
about a man who stands as high above
you a3 the gates of heaven are above
the pit Hyperion to a satyr.
C3PVau Wyck says that "as a man and a-
politician Burrows is an enigma." It is
passing strange, intimate as he has so
long been with Burrows, he never found
what an enigma he was until the farm
ers nominated Powers for governor. He
never found Burrows on both sides of
the same question at the same time, as
he himself was till the peoples' commit
tee kicked him off the fence.
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
iubli8htod Weekly by the
J. BURHOWS, Editor.
J. M. THOMPSON, Bus. Mg'r.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAR.
INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. OR FIVE
SUBSCRIPTIONS, IN ONE ORDER
ONE YEAR . FOR $4.00.
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
all who can appreciate the value of
such a paper,
The most important political cam
paign ever made in Nebraska is about
to open. On the one side will be ar
rayed the farmers and laborers of the
state; on the other the corporations and
their henchmen, and the newspapers
which for years have prostituted their
columns to the uses of corporations.
The Alliance will be the special or
gan of the farmers and their society in
the contest. iNot oniy snouia 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
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- Ditto and Labor and Capital by
Ditto and Caesar's Column ...... . 1.25
Ditto and Our Republican Mon
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The above "books for sale at this of
fice, or sent postpaid as follows:
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I , Address,
' Alliance Pub. Co., Lincoln, Neb
Alliance Pnolisw Co
Destitution in the West.
- Appeals for aid are being made from
different counties in the western part
of the state, and are being received with
almost utter indifference by the public.
It may be thought that these appeals
are made for political effect. This is not
the case. The destitution is real. Many
farmers have nothing to live tipon; and
in case of a sudden storm great suffer
ing and even loss of life might result.
Organizations to solicit aid have been
made in Red Willow, Frontier, Chey
enne and Keith counties.and committees
appointed. The Frontier county com
mittee have issued a circular to the
farmers, asking for a report embracing
name of applicant for relief, number in
family, number of acres farmed, total
crop raised, and amount now on hand,
together, with a report of stock on
hand, and amount of seed needed for
The U. P., B. & M. and Mo. P. roads
have been applied to to transport do
nations free. Only the B. & M re
sponded; and it imposed restrictions
which rendered its charity of little val
ue as yet.
Gov. Thayer has been appealed to to
make an official investigation of the
acts and institute measures for relief.
Bro. August Post, of Iowa, Sec.
National Alliance and Iowa Alliance
has submitted the matter to the Iowa
executive board, which will result in
some substantial aid.
The Executive committee of Neb.
Alliance appropriated $500.00 to be ex
pended $100.00 in a county. This ap
propriation may be increased.
We now renew our appeal for aid for
this drouth stricken region. We ask
the press to take this matter up. We
will acknowledge through the Alli
ance all sums received, and will for
ward the same to proper authorities.
THE ATTACK ON THE ALLIANCE.
Kind Suggestion or Two as to Mr.
Since the independent ticket was
nominated Mr. Rosewater has been pro-
use in his professions of devotion to the
interests of the farmers, lavish in praise
of the virtues of the party he was making
war upon only two years aero, and
wasteful to excess of advice to the fram-
ers to iorsake the Alliance, abiure its
eaders and remain in the fold of the g.
o. p. as the only sate harbor of refusre
rom high rates, monopolies, trusts and
combines. He has not been particular
to explain that this refuge had only be
come so safe for the farmers since he
became chief cook and bottle-washer to
the grand old corporation party.
But lately to Mr. Rosewater's experi
enced weather eye it has become appar
ent that all this friendly solicitude has
been thrown awav. The sheep have no
onger confidence in the shepherd. They
have been folded and delivered over to
the corporation wolves several times too
often, and decline any more to be led by
alse friends. This becoming evident,
a change of tactics was determined upon,
and a fierce onslaught was made upon
the Alliance all along the line, Judge
Mason was furnished a stipend to lead
in the assault. The Alliance was de
nounced as "dangerous to republican
government," and "destructive of the
essential elements of human progress."
Its leaders have been singled out for the
grossest abuse. Mr. Powers has been
accused of making venal trades with
Democrats. Mr. Burrows, to whose
uuur not one overt act ot wrong
has been brousrht. has nevertheless
J A. . .
been constantly abused like a pick
pocket, and denounced as a "dictator"
and "autocrat." All this is done on the
theory that if the leaders are discredited
the peoples' cause will be injured.
Now we propose to show, by one act
of his, just what kind of a man it is who
sets himself up as an infallible prophet
and adviser of the farmers of Nebraska
as to" their political affiliations and
Last fall a jndge of the supreme court
was to be elected, the term of Judge
Reese being about to expire. Judsre
Reese had made a record which was sat
isfactory to the people. It was not par
ticularly an anti-monopoly record. He
had dealt fairly by all parties, and had
not been a judicial partisan.' Neither
had he been a corporation tool, but in
his decisions had fairly meted justice be
tween them and the people, though it
was generally thought that in Mr. Reese's
accession to the supreme bench Judge
Maxwell had received a reinforcement
in his long and well fought battle against
corporate arrogance and aggression . At
the same time the whisky ring was dis
satisfied with Judge Reese.
In his paper Mr. Rosewater took de
cided ground in favor of his re-election
But the railroad power and the whisky
power determined that he should be de
feated. Accordingly a meeting of lead
ing representatives of these interests was
held, a candidate for supreme judge was
agreed upon, measures for the defeat of
Judge Reese were perfected, and orders
to the understrappers of the railroad
machine in the different counties were
sent out looking to the successful per
fection of the conspiracy.
The succeeding history of this affair
is well-known. The most shameless
trading in the conventions took place,
proxies were bought by the hundred,
and a convention which was elected by
the people for the specific purpose of re
nominating Judge Reese for the supreme
bench was prostit uted and debauched to
the uses of a corporation, and a man
who was believed te be safe for the roads
was nominated instead of Judge Reese
A wave of indignation swept over the
state, tsut as tne election was close at
hand and the opposition entirely un
organized, the rape of the convention
was sullenly and umvillingly accepted
by the people.
Foremost in denouncing the outrage
was Edward Rosewater. His paper
flamed with original articles and extracts
depicting in glowing terms the shame
that the aggressive corporations had in
flicted on the people of the state.
Now comes the damning fact that
marks Edward Rosewater as the most
treacherous and hypocritical of men.
EDWARD ROSEWATER WAS FULLY
COGNISANT OF AND A PARTY TO
THE CONSPIRACY TO DEFEAT
JUDGE REESE. HE KNEW OF ALL
THE-MEASURES CONCERTED, AND
KNEW THE MEN WHO WERE EN
GAGED IN THE PLOT, AND KEPT
SILET AND LET THE VILLAINY
BE CONSUMMATED. LET HIM
DENY IT IF HE DARE.
Farmers of Nebraska, this is the man
who sets himself up as your mentor.
This is the man who through all the
long summer has allowed his low-down
penny-a-liners to abuse and insult your
leaders. This is the man who claims
the right to be keeper of your political
conscience. This is the man who, his
prosperity built upon your support,
the day he got into a position where he
might have been of some service to you
sold himself to the corporations, body,
soul and breeches. This is the man who
has opened his paper as a slop-bucket
for the venom and trash of every vile
traitor to the Alliance. This is the man
who now helps set on a paid railroad
attorney to denounce your grand society
as "dangerous to republican govern
ment," and "destructive of the elements
of human progress." This is the man
who joins a denounced traitor to our
cause in denunciatiation of your nom
inees and in support of a railroad cap
per and tool .
Is there one man of the Grand Alii
ance Army, JN UN JET I THO U SAN D
STRONG, WHICH IS MARCHING TO
ASSURED VICTORY ON THE
FOURTH DAY OF NEXT MONTH,
that wishes to turn his back upon his
riends and, join such company as this?
f there is let him go. We have not yet
heard of one.
CHURCH HOWE OUT OF POLITICS.
His Satanic Majesty Church Howe,
who let a special session slip through
his lingers, and therefore didn tget to
handle that $125,000 he asked the roads
to furnish him to "fix things," and who
has resigned his vice-presidency of the
M. P., is naturally " out of politics.'
But he is a candidate for representa
tive from Nemaha county all the same,
ana quite as naturally expects to be in
again about the time the legislature
meet3. And as it will be quite as nec
essary for the roads to have things
"fixed" in the regular as in the special
session, unurch may yet nnger that
At the last session of the legislature
Mr. Howe drew pay as president pro
tern of the senate for 77 days, at $3.00
per day, $231,00. This, it will be ob
served, is for 17 days more than the
legislature was msession. At the same
time he drew pay as a mamber of the
senate, $5 per day for 60 days, $300.00
and mileage $15.20. To make the pre
cedent of this steal of double salary
quite decisive Mr. Howe remembered
that he had served as president pro tern
of the senate four years ago, and forgot
to claim pay for it. So he put in a bill
for additional salary, as president of
the senate, 19th session, $120.00, and
Auditor Benton gave it to him.
Under the precident every man who
has served as president pro tent of the
senate since the state was organized
can draw his bacK pay; ana the prece
dent can be carried on down throu;
subordinate othces until it would cost
the people over a million dollars.
These facts will surprise very few
people," It is unfortunate that every
one is so familiar with this kind of steal
ing that the public conscience has be
come hardened to it and men do not
give it its proper weight when casting
Un .July 4th last Howe made a rip-
roaring prohibition speech at Auburn.
W e have reliable miormation that on
the Sunday following he took several
kegs of beer to his farm and invited a
lot of his German neighbors to have
time. " D -m it, boys, you can see
how much of a prohib. I am."
Mr. Howe will resort to any means
to get elected. He will buy votes when
necessary. He will promise emolvi
ments and office. He will be a prohib
to this man, an anti-monop. to another,
a father to the orphan, a husband to
the widow, a catholic to the catholic, a
protest ant to the protestant, a benefac
tor of the church or a servant of the
devil, as the case may require. But
when he gets elected he will serve
Church Howe first and the corpora
tions next because in serving the cor
porations he can serve himself best
They have got the most money, and he
believes in them.
The election of Church Howe will be
a worse blow to the people's cause than
the election of any other ten railroad
cappers. It is the duty of Nemaha
county to prevent it, and we hope
-mi . mi 1 ill -v
will ao it. inere snouia oe only one
candidate against him, and he should
be a man of the people.
The B.'&M. people don't want him
elected. He bores with "too big an au
ger to suit them. But they will take
him rather than an independent.
THE ALLIANCE RELIEF FUND.
The following amounts have been con
tributed 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., 2 00.
August Post for Iowa State
Htsf Richards and his lieutenant Torn
Majors were at Crawford, and couldn't
get an audience. While 150 wagons
were in the parade at the independent
The Independent Ticket
IN LANCASTER COUNTY.
We give below a short sketch of some
of the candidates on the Independent
People's ticket in Lancaster County.
We were in hopes to give a sketch of
all in this . issue. It will be seen bv
hese sketches that no abler or better
ticket was ever nominated by any party
in Lancaster county. While these are
all men of the people, they are also
broad-minded and cultivated gentle
men. They are all citizens engaged in
active business among us, and their in
terests and ambitions are identical with
the interests and ambitions of all the
people of the county. They are pre
eminently representative men, and the
welfare and concerns of our people can
be safely trusted in their hands.
J. M. Thompson,
The candidate for State Senator on
the People's Independent ticket, was
born at Steubenville, Ohio, on Septem
ber 4th, 1863. His parents were born in
Ireland and are of Scotch descent, trac
ing the family lineage back to some of
the noted chiefs of the land of Bruce
and Robert Burns.
When young Thompson was six years
of age his parents moved to northwest
Missouri, locating on a farm in Clinton
county. Here the years of his minority
were spent and his education secured
in the common schools of that section,
supplemented by a term at the North
western Normal School of Caraeroa,
Mo. When eighteen years old his fath
er's health failed and the duties of the
farm . devolved almost entirely upon
him. In the fall of 1883 Mr. Thompson,
then twenty years old. in connection
with his father bought a farm in Hall
county, this state, where he lived until
coming to Lancaster county, and where
his parents now reside. He has always
taken an active interest in the affairs of
public,life and when in February, 1887,
our candidate for Governor, Hon. J. II.
Powers, organized the South Platte
Farmers' Alliance No. 373 in Hall
count7, Mr. Thompson was one of the
eighteen charter members. Elected
secretary at that time, he served con
tinuously in an official 'capacity in sub
ordinate and county Alliances until
January, 1889, when he was elected to
the position of state secretary of the
Nebraska State Farmers' Alliance. In
May of the same year the headquarters
of the State Alliance were permanently
established at Lincoln and the secre
tary's office was moved to this place.
His faithful and efficient work as secre
tary was shown by re-election practi
oally without opposition at the annual
meeting held at Grand Island in Janu
ary of this year.
Mr. Thompson has always been au
independent othinker, politically, and
has never failed to register his vote in
favor of the farmers and laborers of our
state and nation.
Mr. Thompson is a man of fine nat
ural talents and good education. He
will be found fully equal to any posi
tion in which he may be placed, as well
as honest and faithful. He is fully iden
tified with the business interests of Lin
colit, having purchased a home here.
The interests of this city and county
will be safe in his hands.
James B. Taylor.
The Independent candidate for state
senator, wasborn teb. 29th, 1844, in
Lancashire,England. His father was a
machinist, his mother a linen spinner.
They came to the JJnited States in May,
1849, and settled in Boylston, Worces
ter county, Mass. At the age of ten
years young Taylor commenced work as
a bobbin boy in a cotton factory, and
was soon advanced to the position of
weaver. In the "Intervals of work he
attended the public school, where was
laid the foundation of the excellent
education he has obtained by taking ad
vantage of all spare moments of his
busy life. At the age of sixteen he en
tered as a blacksmith's apprentice, but
after three years was compelled to
abandon the trade on account of failing
health. His parents sending him to
Woodford Co. III., where he worked on
a farm until March 1876; when he came
to Nebraska, settling on a farm in Ne
maha precinct, Lancaster county,
where he has since lived, obtaining by
hard work and good business ability a
fair amount of the comforts of life.
Mr.Taylor is a man of ability and good
judgment, a profound thinker and fully
understands the needs of the people.
Should he be elected senator, for which
office the people have nominated him,
we can be sure his ripe, judgment will
be given on all bills presented, and only
those which are for the interest of the
whole people wil be allowed to pass.
Candidate for Representative, was
born in Delaware, 1851. His parents
were in moderate circumstances and
gave him the full benefit of the District
In early life he clerked in a store
thereby earning means for further
He came from Delaware direct to
Lincoln, Neb., in 1S79, commencing
work at once, as clerk in A. Hurlbut's
clothing house, where he held the posi
tion of head clerk for 9 years.
Starting in the clothing business as
manager, in 1889, he has built up a reli
able and successful business, and is one
of Lincoln's most reliable business men.
Mr. Baker can be trusted as honest
and reliable, his vote will be at all times
cast for the benefit of the people. No
corrupt laws willl receive his sanction,
and his earnest support will be given
to the constitution of the State in all its
parts. ; -' :.
' W. S. Demaree,
Candidate tor representative, was
born of Scotch parents, Oct. 4th, 1847,
in Switzerland 1 county, Indiana: His
boyhood and early manhood were spent
on the old homestead farm. After at:
tending such public schools as those
days afforded in the county, he work
on the farm supplimenting the instruc
tions of the "Hoosier schoolmaster" by
many an odd hour or . evening devoted
to study after his day's work was done.
He worked on the farm until August 20,
1877, was appointad deputy sheriff of
Jefferson county, Ind., on that date,'
serving four years. His ability and
strict attention to all business entrusted
to him gave such satisfaction to his
constituents that at the expiration of
his deputy-ship he received the nomi
nation of the republican party for
sheriff and received the largest majori
ty ever given in that county, being re
elected at the expiration of his second
term. In 1885 he removed to Lancas
ter county, Nebraska, where he has
been engaged in farming and stock
raising since that time.
Mr. Demaree is a man of ability.
acute judgment and integrity. His
personal character i3 above suspicion,
and he is in every way qualified to fill
the position for which he has been
nominated. Should he be elected the
people of Nebraska , may rest assured
that their interests will bo carefully
guarded, and that no objectionable
schemes will evade his scrutiny.
J. F. Egger,
candidate for Kepresentative, was
born in Switzerland, Oct. 28th, 1850,
living there and receiving his education
until 1866. The family at that time
immigrating to the United States, settled
on a farm in Illinois, removing in 1868
to Cass county, Neb., living on a rented
farm for two years, and in 1870 settled
permanently in the southern part of
Lancaster Co. Young Egger worked
for his father on the farm, purchased
books, and continued his studies during
intervals of labor, until 1880. In that
year he was married and located on a
farm of hi3 own in the same neighbor
hood. While not a rich man, close at
teution to business, and strict economy,
have placed him in comfortable cir
cumstances. t '
Mr, logger has the true German grit,
and his strict honesty and sound judg
ment have given him the honor and
respect of all who know him. If elected
to the position for which he is noniina
ted he will attend to the people's busi
ness in tne same business-like manner
that has made his life so successful.
Lawrence Sheridan Gillick,
anaiaate lor commissioner, was
born in' Ireland, County of Caven in
1845, and was the fourth in a family of
eleven, eight boys and three girls. He
attended the national school of his par
ish until he was 16 years of age, at
which time, his father dyisg, he had to
take his share in the support of the
family. He bound himself as appren
tice to a tailor of American experience,
also learning to cut and fit from a Dub
lin artist.' His term as apprentice hav
ing expired and having a taste for raili
tary life, he enlisted in the Horse Artil
lery and was shipped to. the East In
dies in 1863, having first made a fruit
less attempt to escape and join his elder
brothers who were fighting in the union
ranks during the civil-war. On arrival
of his regiment in the east he was made
master tailor of the brigade to which he
uuring tne ten or more more years
of service Mr. Gillick served under the
best officers of that time, among them
Sir Hugh Rose, Gen". Coombs, "Lord
Napier and others, and 'fully learned
the art of war. On his return to Eng
land, his term of service having ex
pired, he again took up his trade in
England and Scotland's principal cities,
and was married in the city of Aber
deen. Seeing no chance for advance
ment there his adventerous spirit led
him to New York, where he at once ob
tained wrork at his trade,'then and there
renouncing his allegiance to the Queen,
declaring his intention to become an
American citizen. Although doing wel
in iew xorK nis cnuuren were in poor
health and on their account resolved to
come west. Mr. David May meeting
him, a bargain was struck, by which
Mr. G. came to Lincoln. Here Mr. G
has met with the usual changes of for
tune, but is now in business for himself
which is fast giving him the prominence
and stability he so richly deserves.
iur. ijriuicR s cnaracter is above re-
t t r - a o
proaen. ms Keen sense ot right and
good judgment is acknowledged by all,
and the people of this county will make
no mistake if they elect him to the of
fice of commissioner this fall.
Candidate for commissioner, Was born
in Sweden forty years ago. Was rais
ed on a farm until 16 years old, when
he was apprenticed to learn the mason
and plasterer's trade, serving the fill
term of six years required by the laws
He came to the United States iu 18GG,
working exclusively at plastering for
eleven years, when he came to Lincoln,
working in this city for several years
as a contractor; about the last work he
done being on the Burr block.
Since then he ha3 lived and worked on
his farm in Rock Creek precinct, this
Mr. Anderson is of that stiiet old
Swedish stock, so well known in this
country fr its honesty and uprightness,
making some of our best and noblest
If elected to the office of commission
er the funds of the county will be hon
estly and economically expended. No
dishonest work will be accepted and
paid for, but the people's and county's
best interests will be carefully guarded.
David A. Stocking,
Candidate for commissioner. wa3 born
on vhe 31st day of March, 1846, iu Cuy
ahoga county Ohio, and was left father
less when only 8 years old.
He attended the common school a
short term each year until the age of 15,
when he entered the seminary at Dover,
Ohio, attending in the winter and work
the rest of the year to earn sufficient
means to pay the expenses of his school
ing. In 1865 he moved to Ogle county,
Illinois, where he worked by the month
on a farm tmtil 1869, when he came to
ancaster county, Nebraska, taking a
homestead in Panama precinct, where
by hard work and strict economy he
has made a comfortable home for him
self and family. ' ,
Mr. Stocking is a fair sample of the
sturdy pioneers of the west, and has
been content in the happiness of a home
well earned. And until called by the
people of this county to accept the nomi
nation for the office of commissioner
had never dreamed of entering the field
of contest for political honors. He is
one of nature's noblemen, of unimpeach
able honor, and if elected will fill the
position with honor to himself and
credit to the people who have called
him to the duty.
N. Z. Snell,
The candidate for county attorney,
was born on a farm in Harrison county,
Mo., August 23,1880. Five years later
his father, J. II. Snell, removed to Ah-
land, Saunders county, where he still
resides, engaged in the milling business.
Young Snell attended the puplic schools
of Ashland until he had completed the
course they provided. In 1878 he cn
tered the State university, graduated in
1882. A few months later he began the
study of law in the office of Lamb,
Ricketts & Wilson; was admitted to the
bar in 1884; entered the law office of A.
J. Sawyer iu the fall of that year, and
was soon after admitted to a partner
ship with Mr. Sawyer which still exists
Mr. Snell has always been a close
student of law, and has been very sue.
cessful in practice. His personal and
professional character is beyond re
proach or suspicion, and he is in every
way most abundantly and excellently
qualified for the office for which he has
been nominated by both the democratic
and independent parties. Like all men
who combine broad culture with strong
mind, Mr. Snell is liberal and tolerant
in matters of opinion, but rigid in his
conceptions of duty. -
The Bee of the 11th says: "The at
tempt to force up prices because a new
tariff has made it possible for producers
17. e. manufacturers! to do so," etc. So
a tariff does make it possible for pro
ducers to "force up prices." does it?
That is quite an admission. If the for
eigner pays the tariff how can he force
up prices? will you kindly answer, Mr.
Beet Also, state whether the tariff is a
tax, and who pays it, the producer or
the consumer. The Bee's sentence
above quoted is a dead give away on
two of the favorite dogmas of the high
tariff people. .
The present tariff tax upon farming
implements is about forty-five per cent;
so that nearly one-half of the price paid
by the farmer for his tools is a tribute
levied upon him by the manufacturing
monopolist. We will turther add that
the protective duty in this case is prac
tically prohibitory, and thus becomes a
solid wall against foreign competition.
The Ann Arbor, Mich., Agricultural
company is probably the largest pro
ducer of agricultural machinery in this
country. The New York American Mail
and Export Journal regularly carries a
large mass of advertisements of farming
tools with illustrated cuts; audit prints
special editions with reprints of these
same advertisements varied, however,
in important pointsfor circulation in
foreign countries. Here is a literal re
print in parallel columns of the adver
tised scales of prices of the Ann Arbor
concern at home and abroad:
Advance plow , $900
Advance plow 4 00
Hay tedder... . 30 00
Mower.... , 40 00
Horse rake - 17 00
Cumminff feed cutter Ho 00
Ann Arbor cutter No. 2 28 00
Ann Arbor cutter No. 1 16 00
Clippercutter 9 00
Lever cutter 4 25
Cultivator 22 00
Sweep ... BO 00
In the special Spanish editions adver
tisements are printed of the manufac
tured products of 166 agricultural firms
in the United States, all of whom an
nounce that they will sell to foreigners
from thirty to fifty per cent cheaper
than to their own tax plundered fellow
countrymen, whose forced tribute,
wrung from them by the protective tar
iff, enables them to offer these tempting
terms to "the pauper farmer" of other
Jay Gould's criticism on the McKin-
ley bill is blunt and truthful, if it does
indicate amazing brutality and heart-
lessness. He says:
"I cannot see that the new tariff of
itself will be a disadvantage to the
country. If it increases the cost of
some articles people will simply use the
less of them. Take wool for instance.
If the tariff on wool makes clothiDg cost
more a person will get along with one
suit where he would otherwise have
That is to say the McKinley bill says
the American citizen shall have less in
stead of more, because by law he is now
to be compelled to pay for one coat
what before bought him two.
In McKinley 's opening speech in his
campaign for re-election he said: "Pro
tection is for all or none. As Burk
said of liberty, it must apply to all or
Mr. Gould's blunt sentences contra
dict this squarely. Protection 13 for
the manufacturer who gets the increas
ed price of a suit of clothes. It can
hardly be for the benefit of the man
who is compelled to use.onc suit less on
account of the enhanced prices.
Protection is for the few and not for
the many. It is a tax upon all of us for
t'he benefit of a few of us. If it was for
all equally no special interest would
clamor for it.
The tariff is to raise revenue to pay
public expenses. If the foreigner pays
it let's raise it higher and pay off' the
public debt at once.
The Rosewaters, Geres, Richards,
Howes, Dorseys, Harlans, el al have
used the farmer and fooled him with
tariffs and bloody shirts and sectional
rot about as long a9 they can. We re
gret to say they are likely to fleece him
some time longer.
O. P. MASON AT HASTINGS.
Judge Mason is said to hare used the
following languago at Ilastipgs.
Tbe Alliance Is a iecrct political or?af.-
tlon and all such organization are daajrerout
to a republican government. It Is conflaetf
to a clana and looks In its political theories on
ly to the Interests of a class It socks t lay
a destroying hand on the est ential elencats
of human progress, the combined and united
efforts of all classes of society for the goud of
all. It seeks to segregate political societies,
aiming at advantages for that class only and
to pull down all others.
It seems hardly worth while to reply
to a paid attorney of a special interest.
That is what Judge Mason is. If the
society which he so grossly falsifies in
tho above had offered him tho most
money he would have gone into the field
as its advocate. But he has gained a
considerable reputation for his ability
if aot for his honesty, and he is an ad
mirable rhetorician, and of course mint
have some Inllnence.
The misrepresentations in tho above
extract are only equalled by the nyili
bur of its clauses. The Alliance is un
apolitical organization. It is not v. in -gerous
to a rcpnblican goverumenty but
on tho contrary its theories and tr.ien
ings tend to conserve republican! pr
vcmracnt. It U secret only in the prac
tice of excluding non-members from it
meetingji, erery object of it beiug open
ly published to the world. Its political
theories, if they may be called politic!,
tend directly to conserve the interest,
of all classes. Instead of "laying a des
troying hand upon tho essential d.
ments of human progress," it seeks e
actly the opposite, as tho following
quotation from its declaration of jmr
"To secure purity of tho elective franchise.
an to Induce all voters to Intelligently exer
cise it for the enactment and execution r
laws which will express the most ad vaacfHt
public sentiment Involving tho Interest mf
farmers and laborers.
To develope a better state, mentally, i ral
ly, socially and financially.
To constantly strive to secure entire har
mony and good will among mankind, anl
brotherly love among ourselves.
To assuage tbe sufferings of a brother aa4
sister, bury the dead, care for the wllv
and educate the orphans; to exercise charity
toward offenders; to construe words and pur
poses In their most favorablo light, gaiting
honesty of purpose and good intent tons to nil."
The above alono shows tho absolute
falsehood of every statement of this paid
tool of the corporations.
Judge Mason has set up a rhetorical
jobberwok that has no existence except
in his own imagination, to make a dis
play of his rhetoric in knocking itdowa.
He has iu addition made the ingul.ir
mistake for a man of his ability of aU
tacking tho Alliance instead of the in
dependent party, whierh ho was hired U
fight. These are two separates and dis
tinct organizations. One is political, the
other is not, one is a secret society, the
other is not, one is exclusive in its
membership, the other is not. The in
dependent party, which Judge Mason
drew his blade to destroy, is au open
political organization, with a platform
like any other party, and it openly and
earnestly invited all men, without re
gard to past political affiliations, to join
it for the purpose of purifying tho poli
tics of the state. Judge Mason might
have become a member of it, and pro
bably would if it had paid more for ora
tors than the railroad part'.
As to the nature and objects of the
Alliance his statements are absolutely
false and misleading, his couclusioa
are therefore false and misleading.
Judge Mason's peroration is a piece
of magnificent rhetorical fireworks il
luminating the g. o. p. which he wa
ostensibly serving while actually wurk
ing for the corporations of Nebraska.
We make a short extract to save it from
"For now nearly thirty years, In peace nm4
in war, tho republican party to which yn
rightfully belong, has guarded tho adtainli
tration of national affairs. This party hd
watched over the Interests of the people and
the nation has been blessed with a full Mea
sure of prosperity.
Alike honorable iu peace and im
war, protecting labor and laborer, Rlrlat
homes to the homeless, stricking shackles mt
slavery from mwro than 4,(XX),M)) laborers.
It's history la an honorable one, resplondet
with glory; stay by it."
The above is very fine, but it lacks aa
essential element of eloquence, viz:
A nation which has thirty thousand
millions of debt w-hich absorbs for in
terest the total net products of its farms
and shops a nation in which erery nat
ural source of wealth is in the gra?p of
monopoly a nation in which franchises
have been multiplied to place in the
.hands of the classes unlimited power of
taxation a nation in which a small
part of the citizens absorb and enjoy the
fruits of the labor of a larj.;e part i
nofblessed with a full measure of pros
perity." The great party which Judge
Mason is extolling, instead of giving
homes to the homeless, gave empires to
corporations, and by its false financial
system made the acquirement of homes
by poor men impossible. InttMd f
protecting labor and the laborer, it tnx
cs both for the benefit of tho manuhu t
urer. While it did, twenty-eight e n s
ago free three million of colored lavo
its subsequent plutocratic policy has en
slaved fifteen millions of white laborers.
Its history was an honored one. The
men that Judge Mason assails made
that history. But honor no longer
clings to it. To day it is the party of
the aristocrat, the monopolist, the mon
ey changers whom Christ scourged
out of the temple and O. P. Mason is
its paid attorney.
POT CALLS THE KETTLE BLACK.
Rosewater Recuses Geo. Blake of con
gratulating John A. McShane when he
was elected to congress. Well, what
did Rosy do? Ho slobbered all over
him in a two column editorial in the
Bee. Congatulated him, indeed! hy,
Rosewater canonized him deified him!
And why not? Didn't he beat Church
Howe? The difference between Blake
and Rosewater is, that Blake remains
true to the truth, and true to the anti
monopoly causo ho then espoused, while
Rosewater is a renegade and traitor t it.
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