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J. BURROWS, -J.
m1m the beauty ef the lillies
Christ was born across the
With glory in his bosom
That transfigure you and so.
. As He strove to make men holy
Let us strive to make men free.
Since Ood is marching on."
Julia Ward Howe.
"Laaref crowns cleave to deserts,
Aaa power to him who power exerts.'
A nsddy drop of manly blood
The surging sea outweighs."
He who cannot reason is a fool.
Ha who will not reason is a coward.
He who dare not reason is a slave."
"""' . THE LATEST.
As we go to press it is still uncertain
as to who the face of the returns will
shew to be governor. The figure at In-
dependent head quarters give Powers
1050 majority, and the returns as opened
thus far by the Secretary of State seem
o confirm this result. Wednesday noon
the count of sixty-one counties gives
Richards 40,757; Boyd 85,897; Powers
45,295. This leaves twenty-nine coun
ties to hear from. The Bee of the 12th
claims Boyd's election by from 500 to 700
Totes. We have claimed since the 4th
that the face of the returns will make
Powers governor. Up to Wednesday
neon we have seen no reason to change
this opiaion. All the amendments are
1ST Dictator Burrows pompously de
clares that Gov. Thayer will remain in
the executive chair indefinitely until
Powers is seated. Bee of 10th.
If by "Dictator Burrows" the Bee
means the editor, of this paper, the above
is a lie out of whole cloth. This editor
has made no such declaration, nor any
akin to it. -
The Bee is utterly unscrupulous in the
statements it makes about Mr. Burrows.
But when we consider what a political
acrobat the editor of the Bee is this is
not surprising. First, a great anti-monopolist
mouthing for the rights of the
people against the corporations; next in
a villainous combine to defeat the peo
ple's choice tor supreme judge while
pretending to support him; next the de
fender and apologist of the U. P. road
and John M. Thurston and the supporter
f the financial policy of .Wall street;
next the supporter of a state ticket with
Tommy Benton on it, whom he had de
nounced as a railroad tool a, hundred
times; and finally in a combine with
railroad cappers and democrats to elect
Jim Hoyd governor, and an industrious
aoncealer of the frauds by which the im
possible feat of giving him a thousand
more votes than any other man in his
eounty received. . Fire Iff Rosewater.
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solely in the interest of the farmers and
laboring men of the state. It is abso-l
lutelv fearless and untrammeled in .the
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a new departure in Nebraska journalism.;."'-
We confidently appeal for support to
all who can appreciate the value of
suoh 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
oolumns 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
nable our members to so extend it, we
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THE LATE ELECTION
AND ITS LEADERS.
FRAUDS IN OMAHA AND OTHER
A Gross Outrage on the People Intended.
The smoke of the battle of the late
election has partly cleared away, and
we are able to get not only quite a com
prehensive view of the field, but also a
clearer insight into the actual nature of
the conflict as d the combinations
of the parties to it. Nominally the
fight was between the two old
old organized parties of this state and
the one unorganized one. Actually this
was not the situation. The actual bat
tle was between the railroads and whis
key power of this state, using as their
agencies such part of the old parties and
their leaders as they could control, and
the respectable element of the people
represented bv the independent people's
' party and the prohibition forces. Fought
nominally on party lines, it was not in
fact a party fight. The leaders and the
rank and file deserted their party camps
without hesitation to throw their rotes
and influence for the particular princi
ple or man they desired ' to succeed.
Take for instance Mr. Rosewater. He
had turned traitor to the people for the
bald honor of leadership in his party.
In the face of the danger of prohibition
and disaster (in his view)to the supposed
interests of Omaha he turned tail upon
bis paity and, stimulated by a stupen
duous amount of boodle, gave all his
energies and his work to defeat prohi
bition. The railroad power has been working
through the agency of the republican
party. In the face of threatened disas
ter by the uprising of the people, the
railroad power made a combination
out side the party lines to defeat the
objects of that uprising. This combina
tion was for Boyd, Hastings, Benton
and Majors. And not only these repub
lican candidates who have been exploit
ing on every stump their unselfish devo
tion to the republican party and its prin
ciples, but Mr. Rosewater and other
leading republicans in the city
of Omaha,agreed to this unnatural deal,
deserted their associates on the ticket,
and threw all their energies to secure
the success of the combination.
Republican and democratic members
of the Alliance, we with you to observe
the full significance of this statement.
Men who have been recalling the sacred
principles of their respective parties,
who have been exhorting you to stand
by your parties for the sake of their
past glories and future welfare, were at
that very time in an unholy combine
with the railroad power to carry out a
combine which involved the blackest
treachery in all of them to the party
they claimed to belong to. There is no
doubt whatever of this fact. Political
villainy and hypocrisy could certainly
reach no lower depth.' Can any re
spectable portion of the voters of this
state oe longer hoodwinked by this
shallow and lying partisan cry. Re
publican and democratic leaders unit
ing to carry out the behests of the rail
road power, while keeping up a sham
battle to deceive and mislead the
In addition to the railroad combine to
elect (he four men named the hungry
leaders of the democratic party thought
they saw an opportunity to secure a
victory through the weakening of the
republicans by the Alliance vote. They
therefore made an unparalleled effort
to elect Boyd.
The crust over hell is very thin at
Omaha. On every street its portal's
yawn alwavs through a saloon and
its steaming reek daily and hourly
greets the strauger or citizen as he
passes along its streets. For the elec
tion of Nov. 4th hell organized. Out of
its portals through the saloons on that
day it spewed its elect bullies, roughs.
cut-throats, fiends, devils, who cared
no more for life than for a ribald joke
and they were to the last devil ia the
service of the'boss imp of satan, whisky,
the railroads, Rosewater and Jim Boyd.
Fraud run not decent mem were not
allowed at the polls. Men who were
peddling independent or prohibition
tickets were knocked down, driven
away or dragged off to jail on some
fraudulent pretext. The police were
powerless to protect reputable men, or
more often they were in league with
I This is the actual state of facts on
the day of election.
But before election the largest prepa
rations had been made to perpetrate
the vile crime of forcing Jim Boyd up
on the reputable citizens of Nebraska as
their governor.; Twenty-eight hundred
foreigners were given their first papers,
on condition of their voting for Jim
Boyd, the fee being paid by the chair
man of the democratic i committee.
Thousands of men were falsely register
ed, ballot boxes were stolen, and ille
gal counting was resorted to. Th
conspiracy was wide-spread and au
dacious. It reached every town where
men could be found vile enough to carry
out the behests of this railroad-whisky-Boyd-Rosewater
The result is that this combine claims
that Jim Bovd whose name cannot be
written without blotting a page is to
be the next governor of Nebraska.
If he is it will be by fraud, violence
and intimidation,. . .
We are assured by reputable citizens
now living in Omaha that no ward in
Chicago ever showed such utter disre
gard of law, order and decency as did
Omaha at the late election. ; .""jr
v Now then there are one or two im
portant facts to be borne in mind. 1st.
The Alliance democrats were true as
steel to the Alliance and the independ
ent ticket. They have no part or lot in
this vile attempt to steal the oQce of
governor. 2d. The reputable demo-
crats and republicans of this state are
opposed not only to the seating of a
fraudulently elected man, out, especial
ly to the seating of a fraudulently elect
ed Jim Boyd.
But if ever Jim Boya was nonestiy
elected by honest votes he should be
seated, though this proud state w6uld
bow her bead in shame at the infliction.
Now, men of the Alliance farmers
of Nebraska you have honestly and
nobly won the election. Will you sub
mit to be defrauded of its results!
If this villainy is consummated, and
Jim Boyd and the republicans of the
combine are seated, the legislature
elected by the independents will be
powerless to accomplish any of there
forms demaaded by the independents
of this state. The Bee has already
promised that the veto shall be the
dominant power at Lincoln this winter.
The delay in securing official action
for the relief of the western sufferers from
hot winds in our western counties is al
most exasperating. It , is certain, how
ever, that this delay would not have oc
curred had not the election been pend
ing. It seemed to be impossible to di
vert attention from election.
Gov Thayer had received numerous
appeals from the counties for aid. His
attention was also called to the subject
by citizens of Lincoln. He was averse
to making any appeal to the public un
til he had an official report from a com
mittee appointed by himself; as he had
before made such an appeal on applica
tions from localities, and had been met
by denials that any destitution existed
in the newspapers of those very locali
ties. The governer therefore appointed
a committee consisting of Mr. Martin of
the state reform school, and Mr. J. H.
Hartley, the State Alliance business
agent, and instructed tnem to make a
thorough- personal investigation in the
various counties and report the result.
These instructions were complied with,
the committee making an extended tour
through many counties. They made a
report to the governor the latter part of
last week; but owing to his absence the
publication of the report and an appeal
for aid was unavoidably delayed. On
Monday last, however, the governor
wrote to a gentleman in this city that
he was organizing measures for relief at
Omaha, aad would at once proceed to
do so at Lincoln and other large places
of the state.
So we may hope that an energetic and
systematic effort will now go forward,
which will result in securing all the aid
Meanwhile some outside work has
been done. Secretary Post, of the Iowa
State Alliance, procured a contribution
of $100, which was immediately invested
in supplies and sent forward. Contri
butions were sent to J. F. Black which
will no doubt be reported in detail.
Montgomery Ward & Co. sent him
their check for $1000. These are con
tributions from eutside of the state
In regard to free taansportation for
supplies nothing has yet been accom
plished. Mr. Hoidrege reiusea to give
such transportation, except for seed in
car load lots from points . within the
state., It is hoped, however, that the
governor will be able to secure such
Mrs. A. E. Cooley, of Chase County,
agent of the aid society of that county,
is now in Lincoln to obtain aid. Dona
tions furnished her will be properly ap
plied. Communications can be sent her
in care of The Alliance, or donations
for her may be left at Cor J" 11th and M
"THEY ARE FRIENDS AND ALLIES."
For cool, unadulterated, contemptible
impudence, a double-leaded article in
the World-Herald of the 9th exceeds any
thing we ever saw or heard of. This js
the same paper that proposed a corrupt
fusion and division of official spoils with
the Alliance about two months before
election. We will quote a few gems
from the article and make appropriate
comments as we go:
The World-Herald begs to announce that
the democratic party and tb Alliance party
of Nebraska are friends and allies."
What the W. H. is pleased to term
"the alliance party" is just as inveter
ately and irrevocably at enmity with the
democratic party as it is with the repub
lican. For low-down villainy in an
election, and for corrupt pooling with
the railroad power, no party in Nebras
ka ever excelled the efforts of the dem
ocfats at the late election.
They have fought through the campaign
side by side against the common eneny and
they have marched to victory."
.This is as false as the other. The Inde
pendents only fought the republicans the
most because it was necessary. "Your
immaculate and guileless democratic
party kept a stool-pigeon in the field on
purpose to beat Kern, and your spot
less candidate for governor made a republican-railroad
combine to defeat the
people's ticket. In the face of these
facts your claim that Boyd will be "a
governor of the people" is exceedingly
We want young Mr. Hitchcock to dis
tinctly understand that the independ
ents cannot be fooled with any of his
taffy. There is nothing quite so con
temptible in seciety, politics or nature
as a hybrid. A thing like the W. H.
that cannot be classed with any known
species that is neither democrat nor
independent a monstrosity,, not emas
culated indeed, but without sex. hence
having no procreative power cannot
set Itself up to lead the forces tha the
people hare just evolved into the demo
cratic or any other camp. From the
downfall of November 4th a new party
will arise. There is no danger that a
great popular movement which is itself
a response to the universal demand for
political reform and a protest against
methods for which both old parties have
long been notorious will seek a uoin
with . or be absorbed by a fossilized
moss-backed institution like the demo
cratic party. ,
Tim .. w "tf T" mown 11
The impression that the editorial con
duct of a paper makes upon its patrons
and upon the public most of course be a
subject of great interest to the editor. It
involves his reputation as well as the
success or failure of nis paper. The
opinion of the public may involve a
gross injustice to the editor. The edi
tor of this paper has been assailed with
a bitterness which has been so deep that
it has seemed to involve personal ha
tred. He has been compelled to assail
two men in a manner which to those
not familiar with all the facts may seem
personal and unjust. These two cases
are notorious, being those of Butler and
Van Wyck. A history of the circum
stances in each case would be too long
for a newspaper. But we have nothing
to alter or regret in either case. We
have never I bad a t-hadow of a personal
quarrel with or personal feeling against
eit her of those 'men. Our course to
wards them has been inspired solely by a
sense of duty. We proposed when we
took editorial charge of this paper, to
strike at political corruption and vil
lainy wherever we found it. We have
simply and honestly kept our promise.
Whatever the verdict of our readers
may be that we shall accept. The story
of Butler's corruption is not half told.
Men are involved who have not ' been
named, but who have been his vile
tools and accomplices in corruptly
handling boodle and railroad transpor
tation. We have the names and the
facts, and when our duty demands that
we should publish them they will be
published. ',;?:.'..: y
We publish below extracts from pri
vate letters and newspapers bearing on
the course of this paper:
Hastings, Neb., Nov. 1,' 1890.
J. Bubkows, Lincoln.
Permit me to add that the independent
meu and Alliance approve of your acts
and conduct regarding Van Wyck and
Dave Butler and Rosewater and all the
R. R. gang that have tried to create con
fusion and division in our ranks. Go
right ahead and give the entire outfit
h . Yours for victory. .
V : H. B. McGaw,
Ch'n Cong. Com. 2d Dist.
Hastings, Neb., Oct. 22, 1890.
J. Bubrows, Lincoln.
Dear Sir: Go in and fight hard. We
are all on your side , here. Everybody
here now believes that Van Wyck is a
traitor to the Alliance. Men here will
all stand by Burrows. Fraternallj',
Sec'y Cong. Ex. Com.
From the Chicago Express of Nov. 1.
Hotter and Hotter. s
Hon. J. Burrows, editor of The Farm
ers' Alliance, Lincoln, Neb., was a
thorough coiner successful farmer for
many , ears, and fortunately had learned
tne printers trade in all its departments
in early life.. He learned : while yet a
farmer, to enquire where all the laboring
man's earnings went to tie keeps up
the inquiry yet. As farmer, printer, or
ganizer akud reformer on general princi
ples he has been skinning wolves in Ne
braska, till his -tock of pelts looms up
in hifge proportions, aud the wolves now
left alive have turned to rend their re
We are Informed through private cor
respondence that the corporation organs
in order to do something to keep con
trol of the state, have made orecently
some reckless cnarges against Mr. Bur
rows. - ..;,-.'
He has now.'we are informed, broueh
suit against the Nebraska State J out in I
for libel, laying damages at $20,000. The
Journal has for years been the especial
organ of the Burlington and Missouri
River rail load, hence is financially good
for many times that sum. The Alliance
and the People's party in Nebraska will
not give up the hirht. Ihey are not
made of, that kind of material?
Prom the Farmer's Voice of Nov 1.
"In Nebras-ka the brunt of assault is
transferred from Farmer Powers, eandi
date for governor, to Farmer Burrows,
the Alliance organizer, leader and edi
tor. - '. A
But when they attack Burrows they
attack a aeaa game" man.
He was a brave cavalry officer during
the war, and a fight is right in his regu
lar line of business.
. Hon. J Burrows is an honest, loyal
and true man and the satan ic railway
corporations of that state can neither
bluff nor buy him.
If Buitows was a traitor who would
sell himself aud the farinerj' cause for
gold then these piratical corporations
would dearly love him.
Hence it follows that these perncious
attacks on Burrows honor him.
They are clear cut tributes tojhis high
miuded manhood and unselfish patriot
ism, and will serve to endear him to the
farmers for whom he is so faithfully bat
tling. E ery Nebraska producer who values
his own prosperity will rally to the sup
port of Burrows in this emergency for
Burrows' defeat is their defeat, and his
victory is their victory.
The Voice then gives an account of the
attack upon the character of Mr. Bur
rows by the State Journal, and the suit
the former has began against that pa
per for libel.
. From Highland Alliance.
Whereas, Bro. Burrows, editor of the
Farmers' Alliance has been libel ously
assailed in character by the Nebraska
St t e Journal; and
Whereas, This Alliance knows the
facts to be contrary to those stated in
the Journal; therefore be it
Besotted, That the members of High
land Alliance No. 812 assure Bro. Bur
rows of a continuation of 'their confi
dence in his ability and integrity in his
official capacity as chairman of the state
executive committee; and further
Besotted, That these resolutions be
and the JSeward Stcb.
W. B. White.
W inside, Neb., Nov. 7, 1890.
Bro. Borrows: I want to thank you
fur the noble work you have done in be
half of the paupers of Nebraska. You,
with the help of others, have scuttled
the old ship and down she went with all
on hoard. Dorsey went down clinging
to Quay, crying "Save me, or I perish I"
The paupers refused to come to the
pumps. The whiskey floated off and
was saved bv Rosey and Boyd's Person
al Liberty Liberty Leagu?. Hate you
heard from Kansas? Glory enough for
one day. Respectfully,
H. B. Mn.T.iB.
Reso'utiona from Polk Coi nty.
kH.nh th i uJi. z..a
be printed and circulatfi ' false state-1
raents that the Farmers' Alliance mem
bers of this state were assessed two dol
lars each for campaign purposes, there
fore be it
Resolved, That we denounce the above
assertion as absolutely false in every
particular, and that there never has
been an assessment of any kind what
ever placed upon the members ot our
order; and that we also exonerate Mr.
Jay Burrows as being in any way con
nected with the cbarires preterm! ny
said Lincoln Journal or the republican
Part J- . . ; ,
Besotted. 1 hat a copy or these resolu
tions be sent to our county papers, also
to The Farmers' Alliance. H'orld-Her'
aid, Lincoln Journal and Omaha Bee.
J. P Van Way,
C D. Stover,
J B. Lewis,
Committee on Resolutions.
To those who were unacquainted with
the extent of the occult forces at work
throughout the country the result of the
late e lectio, was a genuine surprise.
First, it is an unequivocal rebuke to the
corruption, high taxation and financial
policy of the republican party. In those
states where the farmers are unorga
nized the democrats reap a temporary
benefit from this fact. In the states
where the farmers' organizations are
strong the desire for an entirely new
political organization, and equal disgust
with both old parties, is very apparent.
Bnt in those states the fact of democrat
ic organization has enabled that party
to reap benefits not intended for it, and
which it will not be able to hold against
the new forces that are' arising.
In Dakota the Alliance ticket is de
feated, greatly to our regret.
In Kansas an Alliance man will be'
governor, as also in Nebraska, if fraud
does not triumph.
In this state, as we stated two
weeks before election, the contest was
between Powers and Boyd. The result
may not be determined until the meet
ing of the legislature.
In the second district Harlan was
completely buried. The vile mud-fling
ing campaign made against McKeighan
was emphatically condemned by the
people, and increased his majorities.
In the third district Dorsey ism and
boodleism was put away it is to be
No in ore brilliant and effective cam
paign was ever made than these by Kem
and McKeighan., The latter was an old
campaigner, and an effective speaker,
well intormed and a dangerous antago
nist for any man to meet. But Kem
was directly from the people. No one
knew or suspected his powers. It is
enough to say that he captivated and
captured the people wherever he went.
Against thorough organization, against
patron a tre, ajraiust money, against an
actual combination of both parties, he
won the most brilliant victory ever
gained in the west.
Hou. H. B, McGaw and Hon. Frank
Phillips, ot Hastings, Chairman and
Secretary, of the Congressional Com
mittee, deserve the highest praise for
their efficient organization and conduct
of the canvass in their district. Hon.
S. E. Thornton, Chairman of the d
district congressional committee, is
also entitled to the highest credit for his
effective work throughout the battle.
Of course we caunot even name all
the grand men who have helped win this
victory. But to the men of the Alliance
we have to say this is a trifling revela
lation of your strength. You have
stood nobly by your principles in this
tight. You have learned we hope the
utter foolishness aud slavery of devo-
rtion to party lor the sake of party alone.
If this campaign had accomplished
nothing more it would have paid for its
cost in the education it has given the
people on economic questions, aud
away from partisan politics. Laws
should be the expression of the will of
the people after mature study of the
subjects to which they relate. But
whether tney are or not they lorm a
definition of the progress of a state and
a decree as to what its advancement
shall be. :
THE ELECTION OF MR. BRYAN.
The farmers of this district have no
cause for congratulation in the electioa
of Mr. Bryan to congress in this district
It is only one more case of a sharp young
lawyer figuring himself into congress.
Whatever may happen Mr. Bryan can
not represent the farmers of this district.
He is a democrat of democrats. He will
go to Washington and be an efficient re
inforcement of the democratic camp.
There is nothing in his history or char
acter to lead any one to suppose that ho
will differ from the thousands of other
lawyers who have gone to congress be
fore him. They have always constituted
a contingent frum which the corpora
tions have drawn their most efficient
lientenants. Tariff is his hobby. The
democrats intend to make their next
national campaign on the tariff ques
tions, ignoring land, transportation and
money. The money question Mr. Bry
an ignores altogether, and he is as igno
ant of it as he is indifferent to it. .
The treachei-y by which certain com
mittee men, stimulated by Dave Butler,
issued an anonymous circular in Mr.
Bryan's favor, and against Mr. Root,
had little influence on the result, per
haps none. Mr. Bryan would have been
elected without it. But it was a vile
piece of treachery, all the same. The
perpetrators of it are well known, and
will never be trusted again. The treach
ery of certain men in this campaign will
forever hang like a mill-stone about'
THE IOWA ALLIANCE.
The annual meeting of the Iowa State
Farmers' Alliance was in session at
Des Moines, from 0.t. 29th to 31st.
About 600 delegates were present J. B.
Furow was elected president, and Au-
crust Post secretary. The constitution
was slightly modified and provision was 1
made for secret work. A lobbyist was
present to secure an entwrsemeut oi
the Paddock pure food bill, but he got
an exceedingly black eye, figuartively
fDeakinr. and the Alliance
Its Conger lard bilL
Ravonx ELrrmow. 'The stampede
to Harlan reflects the ntmost credit on
the people of the Second district. ? His
majority shonld stand as a grim monu
ment to all future llcKeighaos.
Oh! Ah! yes! Just sol What an aw
"A rrpitrltcaw vote tor the amend
ment is a stub at the life of the republi
Poor party! But are you really sure
of that. Mr. Rosewater Don't it look.
in the light of the returns, that the more
votes against prohibition the worse it is
for the party?. However, poor party!
"Omaha proposes to have a free and
fair election.. Non-resident mercena
ries must keep their hands off."
"Xon-residenV mercenaries is good.
In fact the whole item is refreshing, in
the light of subsequeut events. We
hope Mr. Rose water's anxiety about a
"free ballot and fair count in Mississip
pi will not be impaired these days.
"Mr Powers tried preaching, lawing,
and farming, and failed in each. His
collapse as an office-seeker is even more
pronounced " -
What a pity yon was standing round
when tbe collapse came. Are you badly
hurt? You see, Mr. Powers never struck
his gait until he ran for governor.
"Had Mr. Rem repudiated the sup
port of Mr. Hitchcock earlier in the
campaign, his chance of capturing a few
thousand votes would have been mate
In that case where would Dorsey have
"The most distressing feature of the
campaign is the persistent opposition of
the people of Umaha to even a snauow
of fraud in registration."
That "distressing feature" was won
derfully well atoned for on election day.
It is also quite evident that no "shadow"
of fraud will suit Omaha people. They
want the pure quill.
After Election but bseors the
count "The country is saved and all
eves are now turned on next year's corn
The Bee has been saving the country
so long that it couldn't neip ouzzing
the old song.
'A fairer day never warmed Nebraska
citizens to their duty. Cloudless skies
symbolized the rout of the hosts ot dark
All signs fail in a dry time.
"The people of Omaha put their de
tractors to shame."
The people of Omaha voted for liquor
and lechery. Men who have some pride
in the honor of Nebraska are the ones
who are put to shame.
"The mere fact that the country li dliap
polnted by the figures of tbe national uenaus
does 'not prove ihat It ia not correct. If Mr.
Porter has counted all the people there are
he hits done his duty. He cannot be expected
to increase the population over two million
by is own per nal effor s in teu years, how
ever patriotio he way be."
He ought to have called in your favor
ite candidate for Governor. Jim Boyd.'
After the count
"Boss rule seems to have met its
Waterloo in various sections."
No comment necessary.
"The voice of the country aa echoed
by the returns is,an emphatic rebuke of
True as preaching.
"Nebraska pronounced for protection
of the home aud the boys by a majority
that leaves no room for contest."
Most people of mature judgment un
derstand the "pronounce" exactly the
"If the leaders of the Farmers' Alli
ance had been as wise as they were
enthusiastic, a man of their choosing
would to day be governor-elect of Ne
braska." What's the matter with Mr. Powers?
"The returns from the Third district
appear to be Kem-ing right along."
"Nebraska is apparently large enough
to accommodate several political parties
of respectable proportions."
"If the republican party reads aright
the lesson of the election, it will throw
overboard the cranks aud fanatics, and
wreckers, .and adhere firmly to the
principles of "a government of the peo
ple, by the people and for the people."
The cranks and fanatics have been
leaving the party on their own account,
and that seems to he what's the matter.
THE NEXT LEGISLATURE.
The following is a list of the members
of the next legislature as reported.
Independents are marked I, republi
cans R, and democrats D. If any of
these are wrongly classified we hope
our readers will notify us, and we will
print a corrected list next week.
1 LS Woods. B IS Oej N Bmlth, I
S Chas. Williams I n I'U Colter. 1
a Jotin Mattes, D IHNct Mlchener I
4 N TUooiaa. It 19 Kid chrm, D
5 William tuders, I 2U UK Mooi. K
tt Wttrrt u bwiieler, D U W Kytrieaion, R
Jobn O obea, U 21 (J K ollius. i
Q Cbriatoffersoo. D 24 Kd Turuer. I
7 W B eeck. 1
2.1 H MJott. D
24 O A w Mr uer. I
i& Valentiue Horn, I
28 William ujsart, I
27 Jacob Hill. I
28 H L KaudaJL I ,
20 J N Kouiiiz, I
au J K ateveus, 1
8 H P dhuiuway. B
V w A Poj liter. I
10 J W In own. D
11 Q F Keiper. U
ir j u
Vu Houien. D
IS H J Uar. I
14 H4i teart, I
16 William Taj lor, I
1 B Werner. B
Cy rus Jones, B
H Vandeventer, B
SO A fbappeli, K
W M Oiffoid. tt
8 Cburcb Hwe, B
Jotiu storms. I
13 W 8 Frost, B
14 Chas Keivh-ing-r,I
ft f Melsou, D
16 . 1
18 J H Moan. D
17 Jubu O Xatbsson,
18 P f liohau, I
19 J M Aldeu. tt
4 K It Taylor, I
6 Jtbu H. Paulman, K&j Jamea Kruse, I
0 WiiiUQ Piaiuuie, li 21 H C ttarUiuliiuiew.I
W tt Aiuva. Li 22 W A MoCutcben, 1
T Krunk K Wblte. D 2 - Curtis. 1
W U onrrocn. U
24 William rtcheip. I
26 Heur 8teveus. I
28 Kranvls Uumi, I
27 .lames Oafflu. I
Peter tt Oieaou, I
23 W ri ray lor, 1
8 Jobo ii Wtiiswn, B
UN Hinkle. D
10 Tboinaa capes, D
W A Qardaer. D
George Itonraud, D
W s relner. ii
J B Huse. i
J C tfrennan. D
Patrick Kor 4, D .
J Ureeu. li
U J Stenicdoiff, D
It Hans Lasip, 1
12 tt KJoneN 1
31 James btnitb, 1
H J Herman t
KO Carpenter. I
21 w tt ttiicbie. D
8iinou Jounoou, D
80 Jobn J Uiilllaud.tt
A J tXirnUO. tt
' JO V McKers. n, B
Cbarle avvenue, tt
48 C w Wiitou. I
47 H tcbloireldt,D
KjJ Hall. D
48 HU Parker, I
49 Heuuloit, I
61 J w Steele. I
62 J K Fee tt
6" K I. Heat it. B
64 U Purucll. I
66 J V Jotins n, I
68 O D tfbrader, i
H Ihiuikz 1
67 A IHckaon, I
68 J Ste bolus, f
D M bois, 1
69 - Scoit. t ;
61 T J Williams, I
82 H Fulton, f
8 K !Mieruin, I-
84 J Bievems I
86 All Motile, f
88 8 Goddard. I
67 UuMKlea, I '
32 J WJUimuis, tt
J W KirtOII. It
H Ali-ert. tt
33 tt Arnold. I
94 H Clapp. tt
36 K Dm Iter. O
A D Sterens I
'3 J tt Si e wart, f
J 4 Ueiiuette, I
39 O Bredersoti. I
40 J H Porter, I
41 K Ncwtiurv.
I JVT VorUes. I
! 42 c M ttltfi-r. I -
jj a g' x
V7a have a cheerful letter from
Era. D. UcCall TyLich will be in our next
TIIC CATTLE NOT OVER.
Farmers and independents, we cea
gratulate you on the splendid firht
have made for self preservation and
emancipation from monopoly rula.
You have nobly stood by your ticks
and your principles. 'But are you satis
fied? Do jou believe that you hare k&
a fair and untrammeled ballot? Do y
believe that your ballots were couuted?
Have corporations and unprincipled
politicians determined that they will
smother your verdict at the ballot bez
by purchase, terrorism and robbery.
There is not a particle of doubt bat
what a systemized swindle has been par
Politicians of the two dominant par
ties are joint partners to the monstrous
fraud; as shown by the votes of the tne
parlies in die deu of iniquity, Omaha.
Bum, rnfiiauism and rascality ar
garbed in saintly purity by the OmsJis
Bee and WvrldrHerald.
Honorable men were clubbed, stoned,
pursued with kuives, dragged to jail
aud maltreated in every conceivable
The lives of men who dared to express
their sentiments or carry tickets iu ex
position to monopoly rule were jeopar
dised and the independent vote thus
practically wiped out.
Never was villainy so monstrously
perpetrated upon a defenseless people.
Never before did men claimiug honeaty
and patriotism so prostitute their man
hood. Awake to your duty, each lover at
peace and justice, irrespective of past
or present party affiliations, and ap
point yourself a committee of one to ia
vestigate into every fraud, no matter by
whom perpetrated, and report the sasta
to this oice as soon as possible. Secar
legal evidence wherever it is possible.
THE ALLIANCE RELIEF FUND.
The following amounts have been ce at
tributed for the relief of the drouth
stricken region of the state:
S. Alliance to Red Willow Co.. .$100 ft
to Cheyenne Co.,... 100 0ft
VV. C. Lange. Sutton, ft Cft
August Post for Iowa S. Alliance 100
Alliance No. 858, Chas. Mohnike,
Alliance No. 1411, Chas. Uulbert,
Secretary, Craig, Neb.,
Alliance No. 1086, ot Prairie Tp.,
Phelps Co., by Andrew Urborn, 17 1ft
Alliance No. 1530, by M. E. Har
ris, North Bend 14 4ft
QEN. VICTOR VIFQUAIN. '
This genial gentleman, formerly edi
tor of the State Democrat of this city,
and later appointed by President Cle re
land consul to a port in Central Ameri
ca, has returned to Lincoln. He is aa
genial and gentlemanly as of old, aud
it is a great pleasure to greet him. Hie
family is residing here on account of
our superior educational advantages.
Gen. Vifqualn was removed by Presi
dent Harrison to make room for a re
publican, and he informs us that bis
successor in office is an ex-confederate
Virginia colonel. Modern republican
ism is a queer compound.
There is no doubt that the fanners el
this btate could organize a large Mutual
Insurance Co. in conjunciiou with the
Alliance and save a vast amount of
money to themselves. As au instance
ot the present cost of insurance look oa
page 80 of the auditor's report, fctate
ment XVIII. Premiums received by
all companies for eleven years including
1877 aud 1887, was $0,1U4,517.00, out of
which was paid to policy holders $3,307,
?V5,00, or 86 per cent, of premiums. Tbe
remaining 04 per cent, was used to pay
the expenses of the Co s, $3,00 for loss
and $0,00 for expenses, fat salaiu-s.
dividends and legislative cost. The last
item is a large oue, mostly used to make
legislators believe tnat the farmers de
not know enough to run au insurance
company, and iherelore dictate the law
that will best suit them, and in case the
legislature is an honest body of men
aud try to pass a good insurance law.
(mutual) there will be some technical
point inserted that will make the law
inoperative. All this money has beea
collected from the farmer, aud you can
only get it back by giving a mortgage
on your farm.
If there was but one farmer's insurance
company iu the state and it was doing
all the farm insurance, the cost would be
millions less per year, but if the restric
tions that are in the law can be removed
we could then organize and incnorate
county companies to insure against tire
and lightning, aud a state Co. to Insure
against cyclones. Such is the casu ia
Iowa, where there are 116 Companies,
F. & L., and one exclusive Tornado Co.,"
carrying $08,840, 642.73; the total ex
pense to the policy holder, $123,055.1$,
or $1.83 per $1KM) insurance, for l&S.
Michigan has 60 F. & L. mutuals, and
on Dec. 31st, 80. was currying $161,27? -602.
in farm risks, and paid for losses
$.,44.510.76. or alout $1.50 for each
$1000 insurance. This is the average of
all companies reporting to the Commis
sioner of Insurance. More anon.
In Favor of Protection.
Grant. Neb., Nov. 2d, 1890.
Editor Alliance: We have heard
men advocate that the rapid increase
in the population of our cities, was aa
indication or prosperity for the farmer.
That it decreases the number of produ-
cers and increases the numlier of coa
sumers, thereby making better prices
for farm produce. Now we would like
to know of what benefit that portion ol . '
the inhabitants of citie arc to the farm-
er who have nothing to give him in re
turn for his produce. It is self-evident
that some one has to support this class.
Everyone agrees that It is poor policy
to buy anything from foreign countries
that we can manufacture or pnxluco at
home. Now our grand old high tariff
itrotection party claims that if United
kates hould adopt a currency indepea
dent of other nations viz, treasury
notes, they would not accept it for their "
manufactured articles. Well if that is
the way it would work what i the mat
ter of it beinir a irood protective polirvt
What we couldn't buy of foreign nations
we would be compelled to produce or
do without, and, we believe the people
ot the United States could worry along
quite comfortably bn what they can
produce and manufacture. What the
people want and must have is a freer
exchange of the products of their la-
oor in the United States. Our present
system of monev and transportation
will soon ap t he life out of the American
producer with the hiirh taaiff or free
tr3. Yours for bene protect inn.
l .11. OSLKK.
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