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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 1890.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURlfAY
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UHCOLN, - - NEBRASKA.
J. BURROWS, - - - Editor.
J. M. THOMPSON, Business
In th beauty mf the lillies
Christ was born across the sea.
With a glory in his bosom
That transfigures you and me.
As He strove to make men holy
Let us strive to make men free,
Since God is marching on."
Julia Ward Howe.
Laurel crowns cleave to deserts,
And power to him who power exerts'
A ruddy drop of manly blood
Tha surging sea outweighs."
M He who cannot reason is a fool,
He who will not reason is a coward,
. He who dare not reason is a slave."
Independent State Ticket,
JOHN H, PQWERS, of Hitohoook
lieutenant Goref nor,
WM. H. DtfdH, of Sauftdei.
issrttary of State,
C. X. MAYBERRY, of Pawnee.
J. V. WOLFE, of Lancaster.
J. W. EDGERTON, of Doug-las.
JOHN BATIE, of Wheeler.
Omralssioner of Publio Lauds and Bulldlngf,
W. P. WhIGHT. of Nemaha.
Superintendent of Publio Instruction,
PKOF.A. D'ALLEMAND.of Furnas.
For Congress First Congressional District.
HON. ALLEN ROOT, Douglas.
Lancaster County Independent Ticket.
State Senators. .
JAMES B. TAYLOR.
W. S. DBMAREB.
I. F. DALE.
J. F. EGGER.
W. J. MCALLISTER.
L. S. GILLICK.
D. A. STOCKING.
N. Z. SNRLL. .
Chairman State Committee,
GEO. W. BLA.KE.
Secretary State Committee,
C. H. PIKTLE. ,
Headquarters State Committee,
1034 P Street, Lincoln. Neb.
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
Published Weekly by the
J. BURROWS, Editor.
J. M. THOMPSON, Bus. Mg'r.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAR.
INVARIABLY IX ADVANCE. OR FIVE
SUBSCRIPTIONS, IN ONE ORDER
ONE TEAR 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
new departure in Nebraska journal
ism. ' We confidently appeal for support to
all who can appreciate the value of
ouch 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. Not only should every
Alliance man take the paper himself,
but he should aid in extending it to
those who are not yet members. To
enable our members to so extend it, we
IS CLUBS OF TEN, TILL JANUARY
1st, 18 1, FOR 20cts.
The Alliance one year, and Look
ing Backward, postpaid $1.30
Ditto and Labor and Capital by '
Kellogg........... ..... 1.10
Ditto and Caesar's Column 1.25
Ditto and Our Republican Mon
archy by Venier Vpldo 1.10
The above books for sale at this of
fice, or sent postpaid as follows:
Looking backward. 50 cts.
Caesar's Column. ...... . . . . .... .50 cts,
Labor and Capital. .20 cts.
Our Republic in Monarchy 25 cts
Alliance Pcb. Co Lincoln, Neb.
TO CLEAN OUT THE ALLIANCE.
The Bee, Journal, and other railroad
organs are in great glee over the threat
of an Otoe county man to "unload the
Lincoln management." The best an
swer to this may be found in a story
written by one John Milton. In that
story it is detailed how the devil sneaked
. into Paradise in the guise of a snake,
and how he was afterwards kicked over
the battlements of heaven in his own
GJ Our old friend Norman Cowden
says the democrat and republican par
ties have gone to the devil together.
Right, brother; but they have left the
good men who were in them behind,
and they are now in the Independent
Alliance PiiisliiDi Co
The Vile Libels of the
aawaaMaMMMam " U
The Straits they are Reduced to.
In the State Journal of the 20th ap
peared the following dispatch. It was
headed "Alliance men kicking," and
dated "Broken Bow, Oct. 19, Spe
cial." - 1
"Burrows will be a fugitive from justice in
less than three weeks," said an Alliance man
here tc-dajr. "There is a steal and I know
it." These expressions are common here
among the farmers. They are alarmed at
over f 10,000 bavin been received from
the impoverished farmers this fall for cam
paign purposes and running- expenses of the
campaign committee. There's trouble brew
ing." The above is the kind of slander that
the vile devils who see in the promised
success of the independent movement
an end to their saturnalia of robbery of
the people of this state are sending
broadcast over the land through the
agency, of tne monopoly press dis
patches. Private character, a life of
unimpeached probity.is nothing to them,
in the face of the danger of being hurl
ed from place and power by an indignant
people. A few leading facts as to Mr.
Burrow's position in the independent
movement are as follows;
1st. He is not a member of the inde
pendent state committee, and has not
received or disbursed a dollar of its
2d. He is not the custodian of the
funds of the state Alliance, and none of
them pass through his hands.
3d. No funds of the State Alliance
are used for campaign purposes, the
campaign fund of the independent state
committee is being raised solely by vol
4th. No assessments of the Alliances
for campaign purposes, nor for any
other purpose has been made by the
State Alliance. On the contrary all the
dues from the Subordinate Alliances to
the State Alliance have been remitted
for the "two quarters ending Dec. 31st,
1890, for the reason, 1st that there was
a general failure of crops, and 2d, that
the State Alliance did not need the
money, and its officers did not desire
any unnecessary accumulation in its
5th. The Independent State Commit
tee, instead of receiving ten thousand
dollars, has made its splendid campaign
with considerably less than one thou
sand. The above facts are sufficient refuta
tion of the vile charge. But they will
aot be seen by one in a thousand who
will read the Journal's lie. Mr. Bur
rows did not care to lie down under the
charge, and has therefore begun suit
against the Journal for heavy damages
There is no point on which the mem
bers of farmers' societies are justly so
sensitive as upon this one of money.
This is proper and natural; but the feel
ing has become intensified by the finan
cial scandals that have occurred. Mr.
Burrows has been connected with the
Alliance in some prominent capacity
for nine years. In that time no irregu
larity in its money affairs to the extent
of a farthing has occurred ; and its man
agement is as clean to-day as it has ever
Mr. Burrows is chairman of the State
Alliance Executive Committee. This
committee has nothing whatever to do
with managing the campaign of the
independent party. At the beginning of
the campaignhe was asked to consent
to the use. of Alliance funds for poli
tical purposes. He refused. He had
before been asked to use Alliance funds
in the purchase of a press for The Alli
ance newspaper. He refused. Later
he was asked to use Alliance funds to
issue special editions of that paper un
til election. He refused. It is proper
to add that Mr. Thompson, Sec-Treasurer
of the State Alliance fully agrees
with Mr. Burrows as to the sacred aess
of this trust and the impropriety of us
ing it for political purposes.
With all these unjust attacks upon
Mr. Burrows it is consoling to know
that the independent ticket is so clean
that it cannot be assailed. The venom
of the opposition is concentrated upon
Mr .Burrows because he has been so long
and favorably known by the farmers of
this state that it is thought if he can be
injured the independent ticket will suf
fer. 'But this is not true. If Mr. Bur
rows should die to-morrow it would on
ly change the result in this state by one
vote. Further, these monopoly papers
have overreached their mark, and lost
the confidence of the people. The Jour
nal of the 21stcstates that a "little knot
of conspiratorsjhave assessed the mem
bers of the order in the state to the tune
of $160,000 within the last three ntonths,"
when as a matter of fact no assessment
has ever been made by the State Alli
ance to the extent of a farthing.
A BIOGRAPHY OF RICHARDS AND
Some of the un terrified railroad papers
are sending out supplements containing
what purports to be a biography of
Richards and Benton. We learn by this
that Richards parts his hair in the mid
dle. This is very important to thep
voters of Nebraska. Church Howe
does the same thing. We also learn
that the only civil office Mr. Richards
has ever held is that of chairman of the
republican state committee. Jim Dawes
became governor from the same place,
and then, through the influence of his
3-per-cent-a-month instincts, executed
the law so as to place a principality of
school lands into the hands of specula
tors and robbed the school fund of
$1,200,000. If Richards should be elected
the law will be executed in the interest
of 3-per-cent-a-month men and chattel
We also learn that "Mr. Richards is
not a man of words but of deeds." Yes,
the same kind of deeds Rossy Hammond
called Mr. Kem a pauper for signing
mortgage deeds. It is said Mr. Richards
has several bank vaults of them. It is
wonderful, the difference there is in two
ends of a trade. Mr. Kem is stigmatized
as a pauper for signing a mortgage deed
Mr. Richards is deified for getting
rich trading in them. This little fact
emphasizes the nature of the present
irrepressible conflict. It is between the
rich and poor. All the signs prove this.
This is the labor question. Rich drones
squandering their millions at Newport
or Saratoga or in Europe; poor workers
burying themselves in mines or toiling
in factories, or starving in city slums.
Young men and Women in splendid
turn-outs taking their pleasure in parks
eld men and women picking decayed
food out of garbage cans. On the rich
prairies men, women and children living
in dug-outs and toiling for a mere sub
sistence, year in and year out; in the
contiguous town bankers living in pala
ces, reveling in the fruits of the other's
labor, and piling up millions of unearned
wealth. In the White House at Wash
ington mock piety enjoying the fruits of
bribery, and .corruption; in the tene
ment house across the way, poverty
that bribery and corrupt in fcas success
This biography also says "Mr. Rich
ards is supremely happy with his fam
ily." All right. Jt is quite a satisfac
tion to know that hi? domestic felicity
will not be interrupted.
The sketch says "Tom Benton is
nervy." Well, he must be. The man
who can put himself in opposition to
the demands of the people of a state, as
he has on the board, and then ask to be
endorsed at the polls, is nervy, that's a
fact. It also says that he isv "the best
individual vote-maker on the ticket."
Individual vote-maker, indeed! .Why,
he has been making votes by the
hundreds, by the thousands, for the last
year votes for the independent ticket.
"Vote-maker" is good. The Credit-Mo-bilier
steal, the back-salary steal, the
school-land steal, Church Howe's steal,
the Bill McKinley steal, are all vote
makers. But with all of them we doubt
if we couid have got along without
Tommy Benton. He is a "vote-maker,"
This sketch says further, "Tom Ben
ton started in life on his own hook when
very young." Well, he's been "on his
own hook" ever since unless when he
audited Church Howe's back salary
steal he might be said to have been on
Church Howe's hook. However that
may be, he's on his own hook now, and
its a very nice little hook, if he gets a
a fair share of th extra pay he has al
lowed clerks and members.
Tommy began life as a farmer when
very young. His first venture was in
the dairy business. This proved so very
successful that he has continued in it,
the only difference being that he trans
ferred his efforts to the public teat from
a private one. His farming is with a
difference, however. Ordinary farmers
farm the land. Tommy farms the farm
ers and the railroads. His bread is
buttered on both sides. If he is de
feated he goes into a good fat railroad
office. If he is elected he serves the
roads all the same, but draws pay from
the people for betraying them.
The people will let Tommy take the
railroad position, and draw pay from
only one employer at the same time, in
RELIEF FOR THE WESTERN
The public is strangely indifferent to
the cry of distress that is going up from
the western counties of this State. A
large farming population has suffered
almost a total loss of crops this year,
and must have help not only in food and
clothing and fuel for the winter, but in
seed to enable them to plant another
crop. A cry for help has gone up, and
appeals have been made through this
paper; but other papers in the State pay
no attention to the matter. Some do
nations have come in from other States,
but scarcely a dollar from this State, ex
cept what the State Alliance has appro
priated. These destitute people want clothing,
fuel, meat, groceries, flour everything,
indeed, that goes to make up a living.
Second-hand clothing will be very ac
ceptable. The following-named persons have
been appointed by local organizations
to receive and distribute contributions,
J. S. Black, Indianola, Red Willow
S. H. Osborne, Camp Clark, Cheyenne
County. (Donations to be shipped to
C. H. Madding, Maywood, Frontier
A. McConnell, Trenton, Hitchcock
Matt. A. Dougherty, Ogallalla, Keith
Gov. Thayer has appointed a commit
tee of two disi terested gentlemen to
investigate the condition of the western
counties. They are now on the ground
making an investigation, and will re
port to the governor in a few days, and
his official action in the matter will be
based upon their report.
We trust the press of the State will
now take the matter up. No false ideas
a to injuring the reputation of the State
should prevent the dictates of humanity
from being heeded. The los3 of a crop
from drouth is a calamity any western
state may be subjected to.
McKeighan, Treyellick and Wheat at
On Tuesday last the above named
gentlemen had a grand meetig at Red
Cloud, the home of McKeighan. It was
the largest and most enthusiastic meet
ing ever held in Webster county. Web
ster will give McKeighan a rousing ma
jority. J86S-A good friend cautions us to be
ware of assassination. There is not the
least danger. The cowardly dogs con
fine their efforts to the assassination of
reputations. . '
An Appeal and Warning.
From the Independent Voters of the
East to Their Brethren of the
" South and West.
Fellow citizens of the south and west:
Brothers: In a common heritage of
ceaseless toil and certain destitution, to
you we turn for the timely succor of the
. As pioneers of progress, your respon
sibility to this generation is great. As
reformers, your work will bless or be
cursed by unborn generations. As mem
bers of the Independent People's party,
the party of industrial emancipation, you
stand in the front ranks of the army of
liberation now marshalling its invinci
ble battallions for the impending strug
gle for political supremacy between
MONOPOLY AND THE MASSES.
Great are the forces arrayed against
you, greater should be your united for
ces in an assault on custom-endorsed, law
barricaded greed and extortion, that have
their polluting grasp with a few noble
exceptions on press, partisan and pul
pit, and traffic in legislators who defeat
the ends of justice by lawyer-made laws.
You will be the first to respond to the
announcement that u d great political
reformation has begun." " A power sub
tler than brute force, and mighter than
armed men is at work." Man, scourged
by his necessities, and taught by experi
ence, "is now ready to do homage to
the sovereignty of Equity."
There is but one way to restore the
liberties of the people, and the greatness
of a falling nation; it is an appeal to the
people themselves. '
All great national regenerations are
accomplished by the universal move
ment of the masses. Freemen only have
the right to reform. Slaves only the
right to revolution.
"There is no sanctity in the past that
does not chronicle the progress of man
kind. There is no safety in the present
that lays no stepping stones for advanc
ing civilization, liberty and knowledge."
"The eloquence of memory i3 the
nurse of hope." It is nothing to know
what we have been unless it is Avith
the desire to know what we ought to be.
Our ancestors are mere dust and ashes,
save when they bid posterity "come up
" The fathers of the republic forbid
us to recede, they teach us what is our
rightful heritage. They bid us reclaim:
they bid us augument that heritage. It
is for us to preserve their virtues, and
avoid their errors."
Thus spake the Roman Tribune to de
generate Rome; thus speaks the faithful
voice of warning to the people of Ameri
"There is no power among men greater
than that from the voice and trust of the
Men of the t great west! election day
approaches! Are you ready for the ques
tion? Your answer will make or mar
the history of the next decade of the
nineteenth century. It will make it a
record of progress or decay of our free
institutions. Election day approaches.
Are you ready to lay aside imbecile dis
sensions, intentionally mystifying poli
cies, and dead partisan issues, that for
these many years have made nothing
certain but oppression of the industrial
masses; nothing secure but extortion;
nothing honored, but successful villiany,
and nothing but destitution and despair
the heritage of the people. Remember
this historical fact, to suffer in vain is
often the lot of individuals; but when a
nation of people suffer in vain let them
Do not underestimate the power of
your opponents. All the vile enginery
of unscrupulous desperation will be
turned against you from now until sun
set on election day. .. '
Your candidates will be slandered,
and their speeches falsely reported.
Before and on election day, when de
nial is impossible, the partisan character
assassins of the old spoils parties will be
abroad with their lying tongues and
staring posters, out-doing the " Father
They will tell you that this one of
your candidates has withdrawn from
the race in favor of one of the old party
candidates, that another is a mormon.
They will evade the law of libel by
asking if this one of your candidates has
ever denied that he is an expert train
robber, etc., lies without end, trusting
that the fools are not all dead on the
western prairies who are verdant
enough to believe election day romances.
Let the fear-shaken monopolists run
their old slander mill and eat their own
libelous mill feed.
Stuff their grists of sodom down the
lie-blistered throats of the oily-tongued
corporation attorneys and their local
echoes, who will try to fool you
Remember that the disinherited toil
ers of the corporation-manacled east
will with sleepless anxiety await the re
turns from your state. Remember that
the eyes of all the bread winners of
America will be turned toward the set
ting orb of day, in search of the evening
star of promise on the 4th of next No
Let no sickly question of temporizing
expediency, or vain personal ambition,
turn you aside from the straight path of
Listen not to those who seek to turn
you back to the gld spoils party, by
promises made to be broken and words
used only to deceive. :
Heed ,not the ensnaring temptation of
a promised office, that so often passes
current just before election among
those whose vanity is gratified in seek
ing the unattainable.
Do not leave your principles 'behind
in a mad fallowing of any candidate, be
he ever so worthy.
"Having the courage of your convic
tions, stand up and be counted" fob the
In time of war, he who deserts in the
face of the enemy is condemned to death.
In time of peace, when you have en
listed in the ranks of party of the peo
ple, who seek through the agency of the
ballot to re-establish their lost sover
eignity, he who perfidiously deserts his
fellows at the polls is a traitor to him
self, his country and his fellow-men.
Such will deserve and receive the de
testation of every worthy citizen, and
like Arnold, be rewarded for their
treachery, by the spurning feet of those
who bought them.
The question to answer with your bal
lots, is not one of rival policies, or can
didates, no debasing contest over divi
sion of spoils, but a question whose
magnitude and far reaching effects ex
tends far beyond any other that has
ever confronted a nation of people de
manding a final answer.
When election day comes write on
your battle flags "No terms for mo
nopoly. BUT UNCONDITIONAL SURREN
DER." And then earn the right to in
When election day comes do a free
man's duty, and you will start a tidal
wave of reform that will girdle the
world with liberty, discrown every titled
pauper in Europe and outlaw every
monopolist in America.
Geo. C. Beecher.
Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1890.
I. F. DALE.
The following brief sketch of I. F.
Dale, one of the candidates for repre
sentative on the people's ticket, was re
ceived too late for insertion with the
others last week.
Mr. Dale was born in Richmond, Ray
county, Mo., Feb. 17, 1854, being there,
fore but 7 vears old at the commence
ment of our civil war. His father en
listed in the union army in the spring of
1862, was discharged on account of
broken down constitution, and was al
ways an ardent union man. He served
as a school officer when he was the only
man in the district who could take the
oath of loyalty to the government.
Young Dale came to Lancaster county,
Nebraska, when 13 years old, and with
the exception of four years has continu
ally resided here. He received his edu
cation in the public schools of the coun
ty and in the state university, and has
taught in the public schools for a num
ber of years.
He is a farmer in"good circumstances.
Has been president of the Rock' Creek
Fanners' Alliance No. 953 since it was
first organized. ' '
Mr. Dale is a self made man, honest
and industrious, whose kindness of
heart, liberality of character and sterling
moral worth has made him honored and
respected by all. All who are desirous
of placing a good man in office will hon
or themselves by voting for him at the
W. J. MCALLISTER,
Candidate for representative on the
independent ticket, was born in Marion
county, W. Va., in 1850. His parents
were both American born, his father
being Scotch and his mother of Irish de
scent. His parents -being farmers that
was his occupation in youth, working on
the farm nine months in the year and
attending school from two to four
months, until in his eigeteenth year he
attended the Fairmont Normal sceool;
after which he taught a number of terms
of public school hr W. Va. He also
taught two years in Illinois, and a num
ber of terms in Nebraska. In 1883 he
bought SO acres in Lancaster county,
Neb. Since that time he has been en
gaged in farming. He was formerly a
republican, but for eight years could
not conscientiously vote that ticket,
consequently he has been out in the
cold. Was a member of the grange. Is
now business manager of Walton Alli
ance. A Rousing Meeting at Beatrice. -
The meeting at Beatrice on Tuesday
last was a rouser. There were 600 teams
in line. Wolfe, Dech, Root and d'Alle
mand were the speakers. The speaking
was in the large building at the Chau
tauqua grounds, and it was filled to its
utmost capacity. In the evening Dech
and Root spoke in the auditorium to a
Some of the mottos in the parade
"Farmers organize, but do not go in
" Glory how we stick! "
"Mortgages are evidences of pros
" It is my corn, says the R. R. It is
mine, says the banker. No you don't,
says the granger."
'- We voted with our party no matter
where it went, ,
We voted with our party till we haven't
got a cent."
This is the same report we are getting
from all the meetings. Instead of the
independent movement melting away it
is on the gain. Enthusiasm is increas
ing, and the meetings getting larger.
Sample Poll of Alliances.
Th e iollowing is a fair sample of the
reports coming in, except this is an un
usually small Alliance.
Sec'y School Creek Alliance:
Dear Sir, For the puiuose of learn
ing of our strength as near as possible
before election, will you please fill out
the following blanks as nearly correct
as you can and return them to me at
Total number of voters in my
Alliance. . .
Number formerly republicans. ..
Number formerly democrats. .'. .
Number who will vote straight. .
Number of doubtful ones.......
Number out side of the Alliance
In my neighborhood whom I
think will vote the independ
ent ticket..;. four-fifths of farmers.
II. C. Palmer.
Sec'y Alliance No. 1271.
We have several others, among them
a good one from E. A. Surber, of Doni
phan, but hve room for no more. The
g. o. railroad party will take a recess.
It is entitled to a rest.
Look oat for Roorbacks.
From the vile lying in the railroad
party that is now going on we may
judge what to expect election day. So,
look out for Roor banks. If word is sent
over the line that McKeighan is dead,
vote for McKeighan all the same. If
dispatches come that Powers is dead,
vote for Powers just the same. Men
who will forge and issue the lies that
have been published broadcast in the
last few days will hesitate at no forgery
or falsehood to gain their ends. They
will even print handbills and sign the
names of our committee men to them,
stating any lie that will help their side.
So believe nothing election morning only
that all our candidates are alive and kick
ing, and want your votes on that day. Our
committee men will be at the polls, and
any important news will have reached them
by mail. Don't accept telegraphic dis
patches on election day, unless in a pre
viously agreed on cypher.
Pass the word along the line
A Campaign of Slander.
THE CORPORATION JOURNAL
SUED FOR LIBEL.
The Cappers Must, Prove their Lying
Charges or Take the Consequences.
Never have viler slanders been resort
ed to for political purposes than in the
present campaign.' The editor of this
paper has been singled out by the rail
road organs as the special mark for
their venomed shafts. This is probably
because they believe that through him
they can do the greatest injury to the
society he represents. These attacks
culminated in the Journal of the 20th in
the pretended dispatch from Broken
Bow, published in another column.
With a satanic cunning these fellows
attack Mr. Burrows at the , point
on which the farmers are most sensative,
that of financial management, thinking
if they can throw a cloud upon him in
this particular they can greatly injure
the independent ticket. In this point of
financial management Mr. Burrows is
impregnable, and, were it not for his
reputation outside of the state and the
great injury to this paper, he might well
afford to pass the matter in silence. At
the same time his honor and personal
integrity are vilely and wantonly assail
ed by a corporation which proposes to
ride rough-shod over private rights and
private individuals to maintain the po
litical power of its masters. To vindi
cate this honor, and that of the great so
ciety he represents Mr. Burrows has en
tered single-handed into a contest with
this corporation, and will follow it to
the court of the last resort if it costs him
his last dollar. The odds are fearful. It
is a man against, a soulless thing. It is
one dollar against a million. But it is
for right and justice, and the honor of
the Alliance as well as his own, and tne
end may justify the risk.
We will not insult the Alliance men of
this state by asking them to continue the
confidence they have so generously
given us for the past nine years. But
this libellous dispatch has been sent all
over the United States, and it is due to
the members everywhere that it be
either proven or refuted.
Prof. Goldwin Smith and His Satellites
We have received a beautiful little
book of 167 pages, with the above title.
It is made up partly of a series of arti
cles which were published in the Chicago
Express, revewing Goldwin Smith's ar
ticle in the Forum entitled " Womans'
Place in the State" by. -Mrs. Marion
Mrs. Todd wields a trenchant pen
Sharp, logical, incisive, her sentences go
straight to the mark. Better still, her
talent is devoted to a good cause. She
is one of our ablest advocates of reform
on industrial and political lines; and she
is particularly strong when scoring the
gross injustice of excluding the best
half of mankind from the exercise of the
suffrage on account of sex. Prof. Gold
win is an accute sufferer at her hands.
Every friend of the anti-monopoly cause,
and everv advocate of the enfranchise
ment of women should buy this book.
Address Mrs. Marion Todd, Battle
A LYING CAMPAIGN.
A prominent republican of Lincoln
said to us to-day that for mendacious
and malicious lying he had never known
this campaign to be equalled. The fol
lowing dispatch in the Bee of the 20th,
headed " To investigate Burrows," is a
Hebron, Neb., Oct. 18. Special Tel
egram to the Bee. It has leaked out
here that there is to be an investigation
of Burrows and the campaigu committee
of the state Alliance. One man openly
denounces the assessment plan as a steal.
Since VanWyck and Rosewater spoke
here there has been a general- turning
Now, we wtll wager one hundred dol
lars that not five Alliance men have
turned to Harlan since Rosewater spoke
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
The Independents " Done Up " in Rock
Last Monday night the railroad gang
sent out five speakers to " do up " the
independents of that precinct. Not a
single man came to hear them. So the
" doing up " was very complete.
jf The B. $ M. Journal, in some of
its abuse of this paper, couples the
names of Butler and Van Wyck in the
same sentence. . We are curious to
know which one feels complimented.
DORSEY AND THE ABORIQINES.
It was a sublime spectacle to see
Geowedorsey hobnobbing with the
squaws and bucks the other day ou the
reserve. He kissed the pappooses, and
presented their mammas with an assort
ment of fine tooth combs. As the squawg
didn't know the use of these Geo. W. K.
had to show them. He did thisbysit
ting a pretty young femalo on a stump
and giving an object lesson in catching
the occiput infesters. He pacilicated
the bucks by paying for three oxen t
be barbecued, This is no more thaa
just, as probably the agent he last
recommended has stolen many times
three oxen of them. Thus time comes
round with his revenges. But Geo. W.
E. has got the Indian vote, withoat
doubt. They will make a a. o. p.
Legality of Mixed Ballots.
Editor Alliance: -In answer t
many inquiries I would like to say
through your columns that " mixed
tickets" are lawful, provided each part
of the ticket has a separate heading, for
sample: The democratic state ticket.
so designated may be placed at the head
of the ballot; below this may be placed
"The People's Independent County
Ticket," so designated, etc., etc. Our
law on this is copied verbatim from tke
law of Ohio. The matter has been de
cided by the supreme court of that
state, and the legality of such ballots
sustained. See case of Roller vs. Tue
dale, 26 Ohio state reports, page 580.
Printed pasters should not bo use
under any circumstances, and write
pasters are of doubtful legality.
S. Edwin Thorn uon.
MATT QUAY AND MR. DORSEY.
Matt Quay is the man who 'stole
$200,000 when treasurer of Pennsylva
nia. He is chairman of the republican
national committee and a U. S. senator
but does not deny the charge.
Geo. W. E. Dorsey is a national bank
er candidate for Congress from the 3rd
The following dispatch from Dorsey
to Quay was sent from Fremont at noon
on the 20th:
FREMONT, NEB., OCT. 20. M. 3.
QUAY, BEAVER FALLS, PA.t-HAVK
MANUFACTURERS QUOTE LOWER
PRICES, AND DENY THAT THE MC
KINLEY BILL RAISES PRICES.' IF
THIS IS NOT DONE IT WILL COST
THOUSANDS OF VOTES IN NE
BRASKA. G. W. E. DORSEY.
That is one way the boodle fellows
fool the farmers.
The Hastings Gazette-Journal makes
the following admission:.
John H. Powers, the people's candi
date for governor, will undoabtedly
poll a large vote in Adams county.
This is his old home county, and ho has
hundreds of friends who will be glad to
honor him with their votes because he
is well known to them as an honest, ca
pable man. Even the men who oppose
him on political grounds can say noth
ing against his personal integrity, and
as far as ability is concerned he is cer
tainly as able to fill the gubernatorial
chair as honestly and faithfully as the
present incumbent. The Gazette-Jour
nal says this much in fairness to Mr.
Powers, because it knows that he does
not deserve the criticisms that are being
so freely made by partisan newspapers
all orer the state.
ALLEN ROOT AT WORK.
Hon. Allen Root is making a vigorous
canvass of the first district. While
Bryan is demolishing Connell every
time they, meet, Mr. Root is demon
strating that both of the old parties are
equally corrupt, and that if the people
avoid one they will bo sure to be
wrecked by th e other. He has no
difficulty whatever in doing this, because
it is true. Bryan and Connell are play
ing hide and seek with tariff, and avoid
the real issues. Mr. Root is the man U
vote for for Congressman.
There will be
a grand barbecue at
Platte Center Wednesday, October 29,
1890. Hon. W. II. Dech and other dis
tinguished speakers will be presenl.
The people of Platte county know how
to do this thing in grand stylo, and
there Is ne doubt if the weather is pleas
ant, that this will be the grandest oc
casion of the year. People will come
from the adjoining counties by the thou
sands, in delegations that can only be
measured by miles.
OMITTED BY MISTAKE.
We regret to say that notices of meet
ings at Oxford on the 23d, at Allen's
Grove, Frontier Co. on the 18th, and
at Fremont on the 18th, were lost be
tween the editor's table and the compo
sing room, and so did not appear im
last week's paper, as they should have
done. We explain this so our friendi
will know they were not omitted inten
tionally. We sincerely regret the cir
cumstance. BARBECUE AT BROKEN BOW.
There will be a barbecue at Broke
Bow on Friday, October 31st. This will
be a grand occasion in Broken Bow. If
only the members of the Alliance im
Custer county turn out there will bo an
immense crowd. Messrs. Kem, Ma-
lony, and other distinguished speakers
will address the people.
HONEST JOHN POWERS AT FRE.
On Saturday last Mr. Powers spoke st
Fremont. The opera house was crowd
ed to its utmost capacity, and great in
terest was'manifested. If the interest
and the great throngs in attendance at
the independent meetings are any in
dex of results the independent ticket
will be elected by a rousing plurality.
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