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LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, OCT. 25. 1890.
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Notice to Subscribers.
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tying subscribers of the 1
tions we will mart thl notice wua uiu
Nd peneil.on the date at which their eubBcrip
MoJ r expire. Wewill send the paper two
weeks after expiratien. ir no
that time It will be discontinued.
Wmr the Aixiauce, y Mrs. J. a. n-eine
A Pious Preacher.
There once was a preacher, his name it was
At to much a day he could pray for the State
This soft job, for body, as well as for brain
n rot to help pay him for echoing Blaine
The paupers and hogs were beneath his fond
And this I am told was his burden of prayer:
Lord bless the B. & M., Lord blesB the TJ. P.,
Aid all their paid servants assembled with
being eDded his day's work was
But he coal not wait till anether begun ;
So te the committee rooms he wouM repair,
1e see who most needed effectual paayer.
e Industrious, watchful and prayerful was
That eighty-eight prayers he charged to the
1 Just sixty days, which does very well.
' SJghty-elght and one-third I have often heard
A prayer was his day's work; he counted it
1e charge a full day's work for each little
Bat that third of a prayer it sounds very odd
T men who're not paid well for praying to
men sometimes make a full
tally just when or just
Bat Tate in three portions his prayer would
The B. & M., U. P. and their servants beside
Bat once it so happened his passes expired;
' Ch arch Howe ef his prayers was heartily tired ;
The members themselves were insultingly
Aad while he prayed they smoked, whispered
Tbey thought they were able to manage the
Without asking help of the Lord or of Tate.
Sis passes expiring would not ruin Tate,
His mileage was generously paid by the state.
Bat with passes his mileage would add to his
Aad help to support quite fashionable style.
80 tor Thayer and the auditor only he prayed
That dear Tommy might count each prayer
that be made;
And being a preacher both honest and fair,
He charged up the state one-third of a prayer '
Come christians tell me can another be found
80 honest and truthful the wide world around?
Barnest and industrious in lobbies as wjiere
To improve every chance at so much a
Are such men chrstians? We insult Jesus
v when , . c
We allow them to pass as good christian men.
No 1 such watchmen are blind, dumb dogs
they can't bark;
reedy, loving to slumber, courting the dark.
With passes and plunder their pockets are
For scourging the thieves they will never be
They like Christ, indeed ! then tell me I pray
When Christ took a pass or charged double
Isaiah LVI 10 and 12.
Mr. Webster at Ashland.
Ithaca, Neb., Oct. 13, 1890.
Editor Alliance: On Saturday
evening last as I was walking through
she streets of Ashland, I met our county
elerk Mr. Horace Clark. He was pilot
ing around a tall gentlemen, well dress
ed, looking something like a dude, whom
Mr. Clark introduced to me as Mr. Web
ster, of Omaha, of anti-prohibition no
toriety. Mr. Clark said that Mr. Webster was
going to speak at Ashland that night,
and they Avanted me to attend. I told
them that I had heard a great deal of
republican speeches; that I was used to
them. I told them that I would like a
little variety. Mr. Webster said that he
was going to give them something en
tirely new. I proposed to him that he
should discuss the issues between the
independent party and his party. I
told him that Dr. Brooks was then in our
. county speaking for the independent par
ty, and that the Doctor was an able
speaker, and that he would meet him at
any time or place he might designate.
But Mr. Webster said that , he had not
time. It is curious how limited these
men's time is when they have a chance
to, meet an opponent. They will in their
speeches and papers slander, misrepre
sent and ridicule the independents, but
they won't meet us in fair d ebate, neither
will any of their papers open their col
umns for us to reply to them. Such
cowardice is proof of the rottenness of
the party. A better proof of decay can
" not be found. How much they remind
me of the days of their party's infancy in
1856, when they had a living issue.
Then we could hardly get a discussion
or get space in the old patty papers to
liiswer them. .,
By the way. Dr. Brooks is making
y things hot for our opponents in this and
Sarpy county. He is a good one; so
much in earnest, his whole soul is in
the cause. No danger of . any of., them
meeting him in debate. Our cause is
gaining our men are all in earnest.
Such a general waking up I have never
seen since 1856. -
I challenged Mr. Deland, the candi
. didate on the republican ticket in this
county for representative. He agreed to
meet me, and if he does Ave will have a
lively time before the campaign is out.
I feel like I want to be in the tight.
I did not stay to hear the " something
new " that Mr. Webster was going to
five the people at Ashland. They will
ave to give the people something very
new.for they are tired of their old bloody
shirt and goid basis. Of course they
will deceive every body they can.
' Truly yours,
. ? John Bryan
THE BEE RIGHT FOR ONCE.
We commend the following item from
the Bee of the 20th to Editor Gere of the
B. & M. Journal:
when the people of Servia talk about "com
tMtlnsr with the American hog," they do not
reckon the number or quality of that interest
ing animal. " He is not open to the competi
' Mmn of any little European principality.
Apply this to Nebraska, Mr. Gere.
HON. JOHN H. POWEKS,
Independent Candidate for Governor, and
HON. J. W. EDGERTON,
Independent Candidate for Attorney-General, will address the
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Funke's Opera House, Saturday Eye, Oct. 25th
AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, P. M.
Business Men and Citizens of Lincoln are
ea rnestly invited to attend.
The State University. i
Twenty-one years ago the legislature
enacted the law creating the State Uni
versity of Nebraska, and nineteen years
ago it opened its doors to the young
men and women of the State, offering
them free instruction in those studies
leading to a higher education. Since
then there has been much growth, and
to-day our university ranks among the
foremost of its class.
There are now nineteen members of
the University faculty proper : of these
fourteen .. are full professors and five
associate professors. The remaining
teachers consist ot three adjunct pro
fessors, two lecturers, three instructors,
one, teacher and one assistant, To this
list should be added the registrar, who,
although not an instructor in the ordi
nary sense of the term, is a constant
adviser of the students in every study,
making a total teaching force of thirty.
There are two colleges of the Univer
sity : viz, the Academic and the Indus
trial. The first is in accordance with
the law of the State "a college of litera
ture, science and the arts," while the
second "embiaces agriculture, practi
cal science, civil engineering, and the
mechanic arts." These two colleges
occupy the University campus in com
mon. Nearly all the teachers give in
struction in both colleges, thus effecting
a verv considerable savins in salaries.
The Academic College receives the. ser
vices of nineteen professors and in
structors, of which number two are not
employed elsewhere. The Industrial
College has a force of twenty-two, five
of whom are not employed elsewhere.
In order that these colleges may not
be moved from the people at large there
is a preparatory department which can
be entered directly from the public
schools. This enables the farmer's son
and daughter to pass from the country
school through the preparatory depart
ment into the highest work of either
Last year there were 475 students in
attendance ; the year before, 427 ;.and
the year before that, 406. This fall the
attendance is greatly, increased, . and
the enrollment will probably exceed
500. A great portion of these young
people are the sons and daughters of
farmers, although many now live in
towns. Many parents who have saved
up some money move to Lincoln in
order to give their children the benefit
of the free education offered by the
University. During the last year in
the academic college there were enroll
ed 79 young men, and 81 young women.
In the Industrial College there were
enrolled 63 young men, and 13 young
During its nineteen years of actual
work, the University , has graduated
from thfi two colleges 187 young men
and women. Sixty-four of these took
the Literary course ; sixty-two the
Classical, and sixty-one the work of the
There are four large brick buildings
used for University exercises, viz :
University Hall, built in 1870 ; Chemical
Laboratory, built in 1885 ; Grant Hall,
built in 1887, and Nebraska Hall, built
in 1888. The last is also known as the
"Industrial College." Last year a fifth
brick building was erected to serve as
a boiler house for supplying steam heat
to all the buildings. These buildings
are now all filled, and crowded with
students, and in the near future more
room must be provided.
The Agricultural Eexperiment Sta
tion is connected with the Industrial
College, and has its rooms and labora
tories upon the campus, in" the build
ings with the related departments.
The director of the station is Professor
Nicholson, who has been working so
industriously upon the Sugar Beet
problem for Nebraska. In this work
he is aided by Professor Lloyd, one of
the most accomplished 'and highly
respected women , in the country. Mr.
Smith and Dr. Kingsley divide the work
connncted with the scientific aspects of
agriculture, the former mainly with
crops, the latter with domestic animals.
Mr. Bruner investigates the insects of
the State. Mr. Allen observes and re
cords the weather, and so on. The In
dustrial College owns a fine farm, now
used for the held work of the Experi
ment Station. Costing originally about
$15,000 to $18,600, it has risen in value
until how it is worth at the lowest cal
culation ten times that amount.
The libraries of the University include
about 12,000 volumes, and there are 300
periodicals available for reference.
There are large collectiens of minerals,
birds, animals, insects, plants, ' and
other objects of natural history in the
museums. ' There are three laboratories
ot unemistry, two oi rnysics, ana one
each of Geology, Zoology, Agriculture,
Botany, Entomology and Civil Engi
neering. We need not remind the young men
and women of this state that all these
advantages are provided free of cost
in order that they may be benefitted.
The people of this State ask that the
rising generation be educated, and to
insure it, me oiaie oners iree instruction
. . i i . . . . - nr e i .
from the primer class in the country
school to either college of the University.
CHAS. E. BESSEY.
The Richmonds, J. G., M. E. and
Ed " have severed their connection with
Ithe Venango Argus, which under their
management has been one of the bright
est papers. And now No. 1, Vol. 1 of the
workman reaches us from Minden, with
G. J. and Ed, Richmond as managers.
We wish it a successful career.
; If you want to read one of the best Al
liance or farmers' papers published, send
for a free specimen copy. Address,
4-W-17 Ohio Farmer, Cleveland, O.
Far Better than Gold.
NO BONDS, NO COUPON CLIPPERS,
An Open ' Letter to the Farmer who Is
. Compelled to Borrow Money Coined
Upon' Chattel Value.
NO USURY, NO TAXES,
For the National View.
Friend of the field, have you ever con
sidered the simple, plain idea of land
The common sense proposition to
allow you to coin your own land?
Is not land the only species of estate
Then why are you compelled to bor--row
a money coined upon a chattel
value a value inferior to your own?
Why must your greater value mort
gage itself to a lesser your land pay
interest to gold? Did you ever think
of the absurdity before? Just think!
The immense value of all these broad
a cres, blooming fields and bearing trees,
all paying tribute to a handful of gold!
The sun paying tribute to the candle
for light! -
Let us don our glasses and glance at
the so-called relations of land and gold
take gold at its land raised figures.
Our land. $20,000,000,000
Our gold 700,000,000
About one to thirty.
Now why should this thirty of value
remain uncoined and be compelled to
deliver up its products as interest to
this one of value called gold ? The river
be compelled to go to the rivulet. The
thirty be made the vassal of the one?
The lesser coined to control thegreaetr?
: W hy compel the farmer's tnirty to
mortgage itself to the gold ring's one?
Why not coin land?
Ah!. What a bustle and a stir that
small sentence raises over there in Wall
street among those round abdominated
men clipping coupons.
What are these plump gentlemen do
ing when they clip coupons?
Farmers, do you ever consider what
this peculiar bussness of clipping cou
pons is? No? Well, then, this clipping
is simply a cutting off from you posses
sion of the product of your farms. It is
an easy metaphysical species of shear
ing. Observe that bond held in those
diamond ringed, soft, white fingers.
See the grace and delicate languor with
which the other soft hand holds the
shears. Notice that small square piece
of paper so beatifully engraved which
the shears have detached and which
now falls upon the table. My dear far
mer, that little detached piece repre
sents one thing, the bond itself another.
This gentleman is your silent partner
in the farm. The bond shows how
much he is in partnarship with you in
the farm. The coupon shows how
much of the farm's product he is enti
tled to this year. His national bond
notes, or national bank notes, as he calls
them, being more valuable than your
labor, he, therefore, has furnished that
which is the most valuable, and, as you
see, his coupon, therefore, represents
the largest share of the product, your
labor the smallest. His coupon may
represent more than the product, bul
what of that? The land is good for it,
and the seeriff has a bright, red flag
made and waiting, ready. My friend,
why not abolish this partnership of
bonds and coupons? Why not coin
your lands and pay interest to the gov
ernment? But you ask, "why pay
interest to the governmen? W hat would
the government do with interest?"
Simply pay your government expense
with it. Thus you would have no
usury and no tax.
Surely these bonds and coupons and
taxes are not necessary adjuncts to a
This partner with the shears is of no
particular use to you, that I perceive.
Hi's language is entirely dissimilar from
yours. For instance, that stuff which
rises to the top of your milk, after you
have placed it in your pan, you call
cream, while he terms it interest. That
is what his coupon represents, the re
mainder is yours your pay. :
- Friend farmer, - had you not better at
once dissolve this partnership and
arrange it so that your land will not
only yield product, but yield the money
necessary to run useii, as weiir
A word more. Do you see that rag
ged tramp out there on the road? He
is also hungry, sullen, desperate. His
storm-stained hand is raised against
you. Do you know that he once had a
father who owned a farm like this of
yours and your partner in Wall street,
that dark days came and transposed
him from a happy child into what you
Did you ever think whose son around
these parts would recruit the ever en
larging army to which this tramp be
longs? No; of course it will not be your
son. o, too, wouia have sworn the
soul of this tramp's father.
1 brought the vine festooned porch" I
see the door of your homestead open,
and within a woman. Her voice is
singing and she rocks a cradle. She is
the partner of your sor I mean your
joys. I would say to her, mother, did
you ever think, as you rocked that babe,
whose mother's babe from these parts
would tramp, tramp the weary roads,
ragged, hungry, desperate; sleeping in
stolen places, eating the victuals of a
begrudged charity, despised, feared and
driven? No, you have not.
I tell you, father and mother, you
have a duty to perform. A higher duty
of motherhood and fatherhood than
merely the domestic the duty of coun
wSV m ES 2 rSf andJ?f jrayed; 8fy- ,It gives just the information about Nebraska to lay aside all party - preiu
will fall heavily upon these children of this institution that manV want. - diW and come out honesttv android,
vours. ana - wnen it iaiis upon inom.
and, like yonder tramp, they find their
lives like his, seared, blasted and black
ened, in tbeir bitterness they will raise
their hand against mankind, and inclu
ding all, curse you. And; somehow,
somewhere, sometime, the j curse of a
blasted life reaches and strikes.
Oh, people, are you human? Are you
thinking, sentient beings? Are you
chistian, or touched with , its white
thought? is this love in your hearts for
vnnr children a lie? Uo von not see
the drift of the good-doers of this land?
Tin vnu tint aao thrtcA rn flnoKj WMVincr
here and there over farms foreclosed ?
Do you not see these children of dead
mothers out upon the road ways?
Can you see? Are you deaf, dumb,
dead -dead to every noble instinct?
Wake, O wake. I implore you!
j See ye not that ye receive less and
less portion of the wealth you produce,
and that you possess less and less of
the land from which you produce .it?
Do. .you not perceive the increasing
pressure againt virtue? That robbery
reigns? : O, awake! Contemplate,
think, act! . t
Now, friend of the field, open that
pocket book of yours and examine the
few tattered bills , therein. Look at
them. You had to sign an indenture,
now lying in the big safe in the bank
over yonder, in order to 'borrow them
from that man of the bonds and coupons
in Wall street. They are bond notes.
You pay 10 percent, usury and taxes.
All your neighbors are doing the same.
All traveling the same road, "over the
hills to the ooor house."
What a fine crop of tramps those
children of yours and your neighbors
are going to make, O, no, not your,
children, but your neighbor's children.
Yours could never become' tramps.
Strange where all the tramps come
But look at those bills in your pocket
book again. They are mostly all the
bond clippers' currency. Tell me, do
you perceive any national farmers' land
currency among them?. No, not one
loan bill of that kind.
Do you know that if these bills were
national farmers' land currency that
there would be no gentlemen in Wall
street clipping coupons? No 10 per
cent, indenture in the bank safe against
you? Do you know that there would
be no long list of your real and chattel
estate over there in the court house
against you to be levied as state and
county taxes? Do you know that if
your pocket beok contained bright,
crisp, new land currency, that your
interest would be 2 per cent, and your
Think of this.
Aye, think of it, so that the shadow
of a tramp may not cast its ominous
spectre across your doomed, yet inno
Stephen Ma ybell,
265 Clara Street, San Francisco, Cal.
, Campaign in the Big Third. ,
Editor Alliance. The vast prairie
reaches of the Third District, are as chaff
before an enthusiasm that every where
annihilates time and distaaae. Railroad
or no railroad campaigners in the lively
Third are sure to get theref and fail not
to find an anxoius crowd a waiting their
Indeed, we are the gatharers of the
large concourses of people that are "do
ing" the politics of this region: while
old party candidates, chop falleu
enough, are trying both gymnastics and
pyroiecnics to warm up "very chilly
congregations of a corporal'e guard or
two, sinee our people have the good sense to
stay awny from their meetings.
After doing Colfax, Dodge, Platte,
Boone, Madison, Greeley counties, yet
larger meetings awaited me in. Nance,
Sherman and Howard, where dates
were generally doubled, a town meeting
in the afternoon and an interior school
house gathering in the evening. Genoa,
Fullerton, Cedar Rapids and Spaulding
were simply ovations. At North Loup,
Loup City and Ashton the largest places
of assemblage were crowded with voters
of all complexions willing to hear the
truth expounded. At St. Paul it seemed
as though the whole of Howard county
had come to take the town by storm.
There was a procession that wearied
the by-stan ders to count the teams, gay
with banners and flags, and enlivened
with full bands of music. One banner
bore the inspiring legend: "We have
Powers on earth to save Nebraska."
Big meetings followed at Wood River,
Clarks, Broken Bow and Kearney. At
the last point the leading papers, of
whatever politics, gave our meeting
respectful and lengthy notice which
added to its practical good; and here is
one city which will give a maiority for
At St. Edwards on the 3rd the Inde
pendents drew a crowd never before
witnessed in that town to attend a
speech. At Elgin the large M. E.
Church was packed with patriots of our
cause, and old Antelope is solid as Gib-
ralter for the People's ticket. A drive
of 42 miles found me at 2 o'clock on the
7th in the midst of twelve hundred live
people at Plainview, Pierce county,
where E. C. Green joined me in a three
hours' talk, in a beautiful grove. Mov
ing into Knox, I found the hills alive
with zealous friends. An afternoon
meeting at Creighton not being enough,
I: addressed a second large audience in
the evenin,g following) with Verdigre
and Peoria, where the Bohemian ele
ment has become aroused to the fact
that this struggle is simply one between
the rich and the poor, the interest re
ceiver and the interest payer. Some of
these Bohemians traveled 35 miles to
hear me again at Niobrara. Among the
scores of papers in this district who
have deserted the old parties, the
Creighton News, a large eight-page
weekly, has lately nailed the name of
Honest John Powers at its mast-head.
Our large and enthusiastic meeting at
Niobrara, despite bad weather, was
actively led by Grand Army comrades
who have learned to their satisfaction
that g. o. p. promises butter no pars
nips. . .
Indeed the old party machine has
done its last work in northern Nebraska.
The names of Dorsey, and . brother-in-
with hisses and groans; and the justice
loving citizens of Old Third will resent
their treachery and official malfeasance
by burying them beneath the ballots
that will make John Powers Governor
and land the pauper-hero, Capt. O. M.
Kem, in the flfty-second Congress of
tne united states.
' 3TWe invite attention to an interest
ing, article in this number on the State
university, by Chancellor Chas. E. Bes-
The Moneacre has Taken the Farm.
Tune: Whbs tow abd x wb Totjho
'.Mrs. L. M.H. ......
So the mortgage has taken the farm, Mary,
And nothing is left us to-night
But the memory sweet and sad, Mary,
; Of the years that have taken their flight
When we labored on the dear old farm, Mary,
In the far-off sunnj south-west
Where we thought we could bull home,
- Mary, HI
And we know we have done our best.
But we know we have done our best, Mary,
Though we have struggled with our main
and our might.
And we with our little ones three, Mary,
Are friendless and homeless to night.
When first from the railrord we bought, Mary,
We thought it was cheap and Btraight. ' i
But we found they had counted the cost,Mary ,
They knew they could make it up in freight.
So the papers were drawn up and signed, Mary,
And our struggle with poverty begun,
For we couldn't keep the interest in sight,
Selling only ten cont corn. .
So the grand old party came around, Mary,
And said they would cut down the freight,
If we only would cling close to them,' Marv,
And vote f cr their men, true and straight.
They said that monopoly must go, Mary, j
"And the taxes that we paid were not just. ,
But they remain just the same, Mary.
And now we are ground in the duBt.
I have voted the ticket straight and true, Mary,
As my father had done before.
That didn't seem to help me and you, Mary, .
How can I trust them more?
But the people's ticket is grand Mary, '
They're fighting for the weak and oppressed
So with them we will work hand in hand, Mary,
The Lord will provide for the rest.
But the mortgage has taken the farm, Mary,
Thouth we have struggled with our main
and our might.
And we with our little ones three. Mary,
Are friendless and homeless to-night.
Who. are They Ooing to Shoot?
Editor Alliance: Attention should
be called to the Military menace that has
been secretly preparing for the down
trodden people of this country. We
have been given a false system of politi
cal economy. Labor and money have
been made commodities. It has been
made possible for the rich to extort the
products of labor and by monopoly of
the lands, the means of transit and the
tools of trade, to force honest men to
crook the knee to their robbers for
the bare leave to earn a living.
False legislation has given us over a
million idle men with a world of work
waiting to be done. It has outraged our
civilization by the spectacle of hungry
men and women in the midst of burst
ing granaries and boundless natural re
sources of life and comfort.
Of the rights of the - laborer and his
status as a citizen no account has been
taken, and after accelerating a condition
of cruel injustice legislation finally re
fuses to either amelorate or remove it.
But tending to the destruction of citizen
ship it has forced the unwilling toilers
from access to natural agencies and
created an army of tramps, proletarians
After committing these outrages
against society, these crimes against
the producing masses, so our GREAT
LEGISLATORS propose to round up
their destructive and damnable careers
by now ordering a vas; standing army,
that the last farthing may be taxed out
of the pauper people to pay for canis
ter and gun-powder (at McKinley's in
creased tariff) with which to shoot them
selves to death. Is the bill lately intro
duced by Gen. Henderson on the quiet,
the first move in this direction. It pro
vides for a million dollar yearly subsi
dy (to begin with) for the National
Guard, for yearly encampments 'and
drills with government pay and rations,
and under national direction, with na
tional troops and officers as examples of
discipline. By its provisions the Gov
ernors of the various states may call
upon the government for "regular army
officers", to lounge about state head
quarters awaiting any "sudden emer
gency" that may De kicked up.
Quite of the same complexion is the
"confidential circular" recently sent to
the states by the Adjutant General of
the United States army, inquiring after
the present strength of the militia and
the time required for its concentration.
An authoritative militia colonel re
cently boasted that "in three day's time
one hundred thousand militia ana twenty
five thousand regular, soldiers could be
put on war footing and ready for ac
tion." Now please tell us who are they going
to kill? With even Germany in awe of
this nation, as shown by the Samoan
affair, and with every state upon the
globe quite fully occupied with its own
protesting proletariat, who are they go
ing to fight with their three day army?
Do they propose adding insult and
menace to injury, and having plunder
ed the people until they know their in
disnation is righteous and their rebel
lion is justified by accrued facts, are our
masters going to defend their plunder and
maintain their plundering by force of arms?
The Way Things Look in Harlan County.
Orleans, Oct. 6, 1890.
Editor Alliance: As I seldom see
anything in your valuable paper from
Harlan county, I thought I would write
a few lines to inform you that there are
many of our good citizens who read
your valuable paper regular, and hold
it near and dear to them. They believe
it is the paper for the farmer.
I believe if every farmer in the state
would read The Alliance and act ac
cording to his best iudmnent there
would be a grand change in our national
affairs, and that right soon.
Now Mr. Editor, your correspondent
has been farming for eleven years in
Nebraska, and fully realizes the oppres
sion the farmers of this state are labor
ing under. I believe that nothing short
of a political revolution will help us.
Now is the time for us to strike. There
never has been as good an opportunity
offered to the people of Nebraska as
is presented to them by this indepen
dent movement. Now , is the time
for every farmer and' laborer in
ly and vote for measures that will bene
fit himself and his neighbors.
This thing ' of bolting because one
candidate has been a republican or a
democrat or a prohibitionist, is injustice
to yourself and to the cause.
Throw off that party cloak and come
out on the side of justice, and for once
in your life show to the world that you
are a man. You have made a fool of I
yourself long enough. .It is high time
you weie voting for measures that will
benefit vou.and not the moneyed sharks
and R. R. corporations that are running
this government. Vote the independent
ticket and make one step toward where
we were twenty years aeo.
The farmers of Harlan county have
sot their eyes open. We have a full
ticket in the field, and intend to elect
our candidates by the largest majority
ever given in the county. Harlan
county has about sixteen Sub. -Alliances
i i i . .
ana a spienaia county organization.
I am a member of Fairfield Alliance
in this county. We have about 60 mem
bers and claim some splendid workers
in our ranks.
. We are running a splendid stor in
this township. It is kept up by stock
holders, and they are deriving a good
profit from their money invested. I
believe if more of this spirit was shown,
it would be grand help to the cause.
J. D. Reneau.
MR. KEM IN NANCE CO.
Ah Enormous Rally.
Fullerton, Neb. Oct. 10, 1890.
Editor Alliance: Yesterday, the
9th, on the fair grounds at Fullerton O
M. Kem made an eloqent and masterly
address to a large concourse of people.
The morning was cold and cloudy, with
a strong wind blowing, and many were
disappointed, feeling that the rally
would not be a success; but by eleven
o'clock there was a delegation passing
through town such as was never seen in
Nance county. There being by actual
count 260 teams, beside a considerable
display of horse back men all alone the
line. There were numerous flags, Tan
ners and mottoes floating. Many wagons
were decorated and fixed up illustrative
of monopoly etc. in such a way as to be
both amusing and instructive. Some
of them spoke, volumes. One could hard
ly realize where the multitude of peo
ple came from. Notwithstanding the
large delegation passing through town,
the street on either side was lined with
teams and the sidewalks densely packed
with spectators. The colors were seen
floating from all business houses and
the places of business were closed from
I till 5 o'clock. The Fullerton band fur
nished excellent music. By noon the
sun came out, the wind ceased blowing
and by the time Mr. Kem was ready to
address the people they were all atten
tion to hear.
Mr. Kem is an able and earnest man,
and one only had to listen to the rousing
cheers that went up at the close of his
speech to know that it was appreciated.
In speaking of the decorated wagons
I intended to have mentioned one novel
scene that of a sod bouse constructed
upon a large platform with these words
"The home of O. M.. Kem" upon it. As
the delegation passed through town Mr.
Kem stood upon the platform by the side
of the sod house. The out-look is that
he will be well supported in Nance Co.
Mrs N. C. Trotteb.
Some More Truth from Southwestern
West Mdddy, Neb., Oct. 2. 1890.
Editor Alliance: In the issue of
Sept. 27th I notice an article written by
C P. Witsel in regard to southwestern
Nebraska grain being on exhibition at
the state fair. Now my curiosity is
somewhat puzzled to know the lucky
man from this part of the country who
has any grain to exhibit, especially corn.
I have been in nearly every precinct in
eastern Frontier county, southeastern
Gosper and over a considerable portion
of Furnas county, and I have failed to
hnd one farm that will yield one bushel
to the acre, and not one in ten cut any
wheat or oats. As to vegetables there
is none, and with all these facts staring
them in the face a few such men as Hon.
H. Jones, of Frontier county, has the
cheek to publish in the papers that
there is no failure of crops in this coun
ty. Out of a mixed crop of one hun
dred and sixty acres I have harvested
seven bales of broom corn. Everything
else is a complete failure.
I settled at Belle vue, Sarpy county in
Sept., 1854. I have been eaten out by
grasshoppers, dried out and burned out
y hot winds, but this is the most com
plete failure I have ever seen in this or
any other country. Mr. Witsel thinks
that there is not one family in ten that
can live until they raise another crop
without aid. I am inclined to think he
has put it too mild; but in spite of our
failure of crops, our financial embar
rassment and the mud slinging of a few
of our week kneed, water-livered edi
tors, the Alliance, McKeighan and the
independent party are marching on, and
we intend to occupy the land after the
4th of November.
' Yours for equal rights to all.
J. L. LAND.
K. of L. To The Front?
Presented by P. H. Drlscoll.
The following resolutions were unani
mously adopted by L. A. 5123. K. of L.,
of Kenesaw, Neb. :
To Organized Labor wherever it is
Whereas, It has become apparent that
Organized Labor has been attacked by
the . consolidated corporations of the
Whereas, The New York Central R.
R. has been selected to strike the blow
that was intended to crush our noble
order, and deprive our Brothers of the
right of liberty and the pursuit of happi
ness as guaranteed to every citizen, as
set forth in our Declaration of Indepen
Whereas, ' The order of Knights of
Labor is using every honorable means
to brisg R. R. corporations under the
jurisdiction of the general government,
Resolved, That this Assembly upholds
financial support in their efforts to have
o v a umvcia wim luuiai aim
the government control all railroads,
telegraph, and in other words, all
means of transportation of intelligence,
passengers or freight. And be it
Resolved, That we will vote for no
man for legislaure, either State or Na
tional, who will not support the above
measures and that they will see to it
that Pinkertouism is a thing of the past,
thereby putting an end to the bludgeon
and bulldog revolver rule. -...
.Respectfully, M. Murbt, Sec'y.
The Ballot Box is the Independent Dm-
I heard the call of Labor's band
Coming through the air so shrill,
I heard the bugle sound afar
Hurrah to Bunker Hill I
' Hurrah to Bunker Hill!
1 hear the bugle now close by,
Hurrah to Bunker Hill!
Our liberty is almost gone
Oh 1 don't be sitting still
Come join our ranks and help to save
Our flag on Bunker Hill.
Hurrah to Bunker Hill!
Come join our cause and help to wieli
The sword at Bunker Hill.
We'll to the polls with equal powers.
There plant the battery still;
Well work and vote for labor's cause.
And save our Bunker HilU
Hurrah to Bunker Hill!
Will cast the independent vote
- And hold our Bunker Hill.
And when we gain the battle there
We'll not sit idly still
We'll watch our liberty ourselves
We saved at Bunker Hill.
Hurrah to Bunker Hill!
We'll watch our liberty with prld
We gained at Bunker ntll.
We'll not trust congress any more
To steal from us so still.
For we will make the laws ourselves.
And do the people's will.
Hurrah to Bunker Hill!
For we will make the laws ourselves
And save out country still.
S. M. Davis,
Hart, ell. tteK
VOTE WITH THE OLD PARTY.
To the Farmers of Nebraska.
My good people (the farmers) toU
the old party ticket, vote it for health
(and bankers wealth) vote with the
grand old partys because your daddies
did. The party of Lincoln, Grant and
Garfield, the party of Jefferson and
Cleveland; the party that paid the bond
holders in gold above par, and the sol
diers in paper below par. The party
that created the patent law monopoly
so you have to pay more for machlerny
here at home than you do for the same
in any other country. Vote for the
party that puts all of its city and tow
ward workers In office, so you can stay
at home and work your farms, and if
there is not enough offices to go around
they can soon make enough.
In the name of tariff (protection and
free trade) don.t vote with any new par
ty ; if you should and by accident elect
a farmer to congress or the legislature
it might work great harm to the bank
ers, the railroads and the politicians.
Farmers should tend to farming and
let politics alone, (farming consists in
raising corn, wheat oats, hogs, cattle,
etc. The grain for the speculators to
make money out ot, the stock to mort
gage to the money loaner.)
Look at the destruction caused bv
the new party already, (the total failure
of the corn crop )
Farmers vote the old party ticket,
you can give one more mortgage for 3
to 3 per cent money; for the bankers
will repeal the exemption law. You
can give two bushel of corn to the poor
railroad company to get one bushel to
Vote the g. o. p. ticket and bo snr
and scratch off any farmers that bj
chance were placed on the ticket.
Radle L. Miller.
Blaine county, Neb.
It May Be So
Editor Alliance: During Mrs.
Bailey's temperance lecture at Mar
quette she asked the republicans if the
question of prohibition was not largely
a republican measure. No answer.
She then asked any one present to state
about what proportion of republican
votes would be cast for the amendment
oome one said about half. She then
asked what proportion of democratic
votes would be cast for the same. Some
one answered one-third. And prohibi
tionists? All. Then said she, If the
amendment fails to carry who will be
to blame. The republican nominee for
representative in this county (Hamil
ton) in a gutteral tone replied! "The
Farmers' Alliance." What? Do we
so overwhelmingly out number all
those parties that we can carry or de
feat any measure which depends on a
vote of the people? I had not thought
it possible, but it may be so. But if it
should carry, will we thank the g. o. .
Who has Corn to Sell?
Alma, Neb., Oct. 6th, 1890.
Mr. JiM.Tiiomi'ron, Lincoln, Neb.
Dear Sir. The farmers of this coun
ty are having to buy com for their hogs
and stock. The corn having failed i
this county, we are willing to pay the
market price for corn to carry us
through the winter, and would like for
you to insert an enquiry in your paper
for those having corn to seil to adver
tise it in the Farmer's Alliance, so that
we may know where to get it. Those
having control of what little corn there
isin thisceuntydo not know what to
ask for it, and Chicago prices are ne
where beside them.
Things political in this county have
changed since two years ago. The (.
O. Party which had about 500 najoritj
then, can not find candidates to put on
their tickets to-day. They held their
convention two weeks ago and nomina
ted C, A. Luce of Republican City for
represntauve ana K. u. Jr lansburg for
county attorney, and both declined.
It is only lately that the Republican
party has failed for the want of candi
dates. The Independent Ticket will be
elected in this county by 250 or U0Q ma
jotity Rah for McKeigh in.
J. u Eversom
P. O. Alma, Harlan Co., Nebraska.
Resolutions of Condolence.
October 9tii, 1890.
At a called meeting of Nolan Alliance
held on this date, the committee on res
olutions made the following report:
Whernt? Our worths drnihur V I
Rogers and family have sustained ase-
vere aiuiciion in rno loss nv utmth nf
their son and brother, therefore, be it
. . f -
Jtsesoivea, mat we tender
our heartfelt sympathy in this his hour
of trial, and that we recognize In this
affliction the hand of Him who doeth
all things well. .: -
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to Brother Rogers, and
also to The Farmers' Alliance for
T. B McBride,
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