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FUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY
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OOB. llth AND 21 ST84
LDTCOLH, - KOSASKA.
J. BURROWS, -J.
the beauty f the lillies
Cfcriat was born across the sea,
Wltk a glory in his bosom
That transfigures you and me.
A He strove to make men holy
Let us strive to make men free.
Since God is marching on."
Julia Ward Howe.
Larel crowns cleave to deserts,
AmA power to him who power exerts."
. A ruddy drop of manly blood
The surging sea outweighs."
He who cannot reason is a fool,
Hs who will not reason is a coward,
He who dare not reason is a slave."
FROM OAK VALLEY ALLIANCE
The following members of Oak Valley
Alliance have paid for nineteen sub
scriptions to The Farmers' Alliance.
These gentlemen have ordered the pa
per sent to subscribers in the hot-wind
districts whose subscriptions have ex
pired. " This will be done according to
order. This order is a surprise to us.
We cannot too warmly express our
thanks to Bro. I. N. Leonard, and the
other gentlemen of Oak Valley Alliance
who made it. These gentlemen see
the necessity of maintaining this paper,
and take this method to aid in doing it.
That is, niae men themselves pay for
nineteen subscriptions iu addition to
their own. We hope the example will
be contagious enough so that each sub
scriber will procure us at least one new
name. The following are the gentlemen:
E. V. Erickeon
J. F. Erickson
J. H. Hoxie -I
N. Leonard - -H.Polly
A. Slpp -Total
Again we ask these gentlemen to ac
cept our sincere thanks, and to be as
sured that this paper, as long as its
present editor is in control, will con
tinue tu be a fearless advocate of the
rights of the people.
HFThe fatherly way in whieh the
World-Herald takes the Alliance in its
arms is amusing. To hear it one would
think it was the paternal progenitor of
the Alliance. But the latter does not
show any dude characteristics. Its state
ment, however, that the Alliance men
will be just in the matter of the contest
is quite satisfactory. Of course it will:
but at the same time neitherthe Alliance
nor the independents will ever fuse
with either of the old parties.
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
ublihfcd Weekly by the
J. BURROWS, Editor.
J. M. THOMPSON, Bus. Mgr'r.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER TEAR
INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. OR FIVB
SUBSCRIPTIONS, IN ONB 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 ami
laboring men of the state. It is abso
lutely fearless and untrammeled in the
discussion of all questions. IT AC
CEPTS NO CORPORATION PAT
RONAliE. ITS EDITORS HAVE NO
FREE PASSES, AND ITS OPINIONS
ARE NOT FOR SALE AT ANY
PRICE, In the above particulars it is
a new departure in Nebraska journal
ism. We confidently appeal for support to
all who can appreciate the valu of
such a paper.
The most important political cam
l paign ever made in Nebraska is about
to open. On the one side will be af
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
K 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 Voldo 1.10
1 , 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 Republican Monarchy. .... .25 cts
? Alliance Pub. Co., Lincoln, Nel.
To Subscribers Old and New.
For One Dollar we will send The
Farmer's Alliance One year from this
date - till Jn- lst 1892- Send in your
names: We ask every one of our
subscribers to send us
Spread the light- .
on new nane.
THE RESULT AND THE CONTEST.
The face of the returns of all the
counties as tabulated by the Secretary
of State.give Boyd.l 144 majority. Since
our last issue evidences of fraud at different-points
have multiplied. These
evidences that the election of Boyd was
secured only by fraud were so strong
and conclusive, that a contest was deter
mined upon, and Messrs. Lamb, Kick
etts & Wilson, of Lincoln were
as counsel for the independents. A few
gentlemen were compelled .to become
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penses. i.ney iook lor support irora
those w bo wish to see justice done. Many
offers of assistance have been made.
To the offerers we say, secure the funds.
Thev will be needed. A contest of this
kind is an expensive affair.
There is no .need of any excitement or
bombast about this matter. It is no
longer a personal affair. The questions
as to whether the people shall rule by a
free ballot and a fair count wheth
er the constitutional guarantee of a re-
Dublican form of erovernment shall be
maintained, or whether mob violence,
fraud and intimidation are to predomi
nate, are the ones to be settled by this
contest. Every fair-minded and hon
orable citizen of this state is vitally in
terested in the proper solution of these
questions. No independent waBts any
man seated who has not been elected.
If Jas: E. Boyd has been fairly elected
by even one plurality we say he shall be
governor. If, on the contrary, John
H. Powers has been fairly elected by
even tne plurality, he shall be governor.
And every right-thinking citizen will
ay amen to this propositioa.
Our friends throughout the state who
are interested in the proper solution of
this matter should give their moral and
material aid to carry it to a just ending.
' If boodle will defeat the holy objects
of this contest, they will be defeated
there is not the least doubt of that.
There - may be men well, we will not
write the thought. But if there is any
man base enough to sacrifice his honor
and betray his associates in a crisis like
this, we would not like to stand in his
"ANOTHER SILVER CONTEST
Under the above caption the Bee of a
few days ago contains an editorial which
either deliberately strives to misinform
and mislead the public in regard to sil
ver coinage or else betrays inconceiva
ble stupidity by the editor on the sub
ject. The editor first alludes to the fact
that free eoinage of silver would be
again proposed in Congress. This was
a foregone conclusion when the free
coin a ere bill was defeated at the last
session. The people of this country de
mand free coinaee. and are bound to
have it. There has been no time in the
Dast six vears when there was not a
majority in both houses of Congress in
in favor of it, and when it would not
have passed in a fair congressional light
unimpeded by executive and Wall Street
influence. The Bee goes on to say:
"Ihe contemplated measure will provide
for the coinage of every ounce of silver pre
eented at the mints of tbe United States and
the payment therefor either in standard dol
lars or the present legal tender notep. Ac
cording to the Boston Advertiser, the amount
to be paid for all silver presented will be at
tbe rate of one dollar and twenty-nine cents
an ounce, and no matter what the source of
tbe silver, whether pioduced in the United
States or imported from any country anxious
to get rid of its silver coin, the national treas
ury is to become the buyer of it all. It is pro
posed to put no obstacle Id the way of all the
world. dumping its silver upon us, and receiv
iug therefor not tbe aarket value, but its
value at parity with gold. If such a measure
as this became law it would in tffect be an
offer to the world to exchange our gold for
its silver on even terms, and of course the re
sult wouid speedily be to place this country
on a silver basis."
The above is a grossly distorted and
unfair statement, taken probably from
the gold-bug organ quoted by the Bee
Free and unlimited coinage does not
necessanlv involve tne purcnase ot a
dollar's worth of silver by the United
States. It simply implies that any per
son having silver bullion could take it
it to the mint and have it coined into
standard silver dollars for the cost of
minting, or without that cost, as might
be provided. Now let us carefully con
sider just what would be the effect of
that' provision. These silver dollars,
being legal tender for all debts public
and private, would be worth in this
country, exactly the same as the gold
dollar. They, or their certificates issued
dollar for dollar, woum buy just as
much goods and pay just as much debt
as the gold dollar. This would make
the price of silver in Liverpool exactly
the same as in New York or at our
mints, less the eost of bringing it here
In other words there would cease to be
any profit in bringing silver here simply
to have it coined into American dollars,
Outside of thi3 country silver in the
form of U.S. dollars would be worth
no more than in any other form. The
price in Liverpool being raised to the
price of gold in Liverpool, less the cost
of transportation, there would be no
profit in bringing it here to exchange
for our gold, to that would not be done
These being the facts, we are curious to
learn how the dumping process would
begin. And we would also like to
know just wnere tnose countries are
situated which are "anxious to get rid
of their silver. The ouly way silver
could be dumped upon our shores would
be to pay us balances due for goods we
had sold to the countries or persons who
have the silver. Silver being then as
good as gold here, we would be willing
to take it in such payment. . And there
is no way in the world our gold could
be drained away except by the balance
of trade being against us. In case that
should happen it would be drained
away now quite as fast as it would un
der free coinage, But in the latter
case we would be protected by an
abundant silver coinage, while in the
former we would be helpless, and the
old drain of gold would produce disaster.
I Hence the question as to what effect
free coinage would have on the balance
FARMERS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, NOV. 22,
of trade becomes important. The in
crease of our currency caused by the
free coinage of siiver would at once
stimulate prices and enliven business.
The delusive hope inspired by the late
half way measure had quite an effect in
that direction. Amargmof profit would
enterprises would be instituted, idle la-
bor employed ana tne proaucuon oi
wealth greatly increased. The laborers
of our cities being all employed, they
would buv and consume more or tne
products of our cities and towns
dnninw mnre we would import less. As
& . . .
the world must have our provisions and
breadstuffs, an increasing balance
trade would be in our favor.
European friends had unfortunately de
monetized silver they would have to pay
f thoir ffnM nrl nnr
iui uui buuus tih " I
stock of anid would be increased instead
of drained away.
RELIEF FOR THE WESTERN
Aftr Inner and vexatious delav the
efforts of the governor to organize the
work of securincr aid for the hot wind
sufferers of ' the western half of this
state seem to promise some results.
The third attempt to secure a meeting
of citizens resulted in the attendance of
several hundred at the opera house last
Sunday afternoon. A working com
mittee for the city was organized and a
working plan adopted. $1,200 in cash
subscriptions were secured. This may
be considered simply a beginning. When
it is considered that 8,000 or 10,000 per
sons must be subsisted until spring with
fuel, clothing and provisions, and that
seed must be furnished to plant for next
year's crop, $1,200 looks like a very
small sum. But it is a starter. Three
hundred thousand dollars will have to
be raised before this trouble is ended.
We have no doubt that the meeting of
Sunday will result in securing a large
amount of aid in addition to the cash
We have no sympathy with the effort
to conceal the condition of affairs from
the general public outside of this state.
First, it is foolish and unwise, and next
it is impossible. We think an appeal
should be made to the country, as it
was after the Chicago fire or the Johns
town disaster. It will have to be finally;
because the available resources of the
state are not equal to the emergency.
The great present necessity is fuel.
If a blizzard should strike the western
part of the state in its present destitute
condition, a fearful loss of life might
Money from Alliances may be sent to
this office. Its receipt will be acknowl
edged in this paper, and forwarded to
duly appointed relief agents.
The County Alliances . of Lancaster
and other counties in the eastern part of
the state should take immediate action
in" this matter. Their officers should
first notify all Subordinate Alliances,
and call for contributions of clothing
and money, and then a special meeting
should be called, and the delegates
bring in the contributions to the cen
"AN EXPANSION OF THE CUR
RENCY." The World-Herald, in its frantic efforts
to keep up with the Alliance procession,
has an article under the above caption
in which it asserts that the panic in Wall
street is caused by the fact that there is
not money enough in the country to do
the business. This is undoubtedly true.
The W-H. has been very slow in finding
out the truth. The State Alliance and
this paper made that assertion long ago,
and our position on that question made
the independent ticket thousands of
votes. But the W. H. is entirely behind
when it proposes simply the issue of
more promsses to pay without providing
anything to pay with. That is the tool
the money power uses to control labor
and absorb products. Our paper money
now is a promise to pay gold, and the
supply of gold to pay the present issue
is inadequate. This being true, no man
but a loon would propose to issue more
promises without either increasing the
basis or providing another one. It the
W. H. would come to this view of the
case it would be on the road to salva
tion. Let the government issue direct
to the people $30 per capita of Land
Currency, secured by mortgage on ara
ble land to one-half its assessed value,
at two per cent, interest, said money to
remain out as long as the interest was
paid or until redeemed by the cancella
tion oi tne mortgage, and at tne same
time coin all the gold and silver it could
lay its bands on, both paper and coin to
be full legal tender, and this country
would enter upon a golden era of pros
perity never before known.
Come up a little higher in your new.
THE WAY TO DO IT.
"Democratic suceeet in republican states
like Nebraska can easily be made permanent
by an act) re adrocacy of the reforms in tar
iffs, railroads and circulatiag medium which
the rt bellious masses indiamantly demand.
which it is just that they should hare and
which are in line with the real principles of
the democratic party. World Herald.
Fkee translation. "Say, you dem
ocratic heelers, strikers and dema
gogues, you see now what the people
want. Just go for it loud, and perhaps
you can get there. Anything for votes
Our Wall street friends understand it,"
That's the bald proposition. For men
who make it to talk about "real princi
ples" is refreshing. Mr. Cleveland il
lustrated the depth of his "real princi
pies" when he hastened before his in
auguration to prostrate himself before
the Wall street Moloch in his celebrated
silver letter. The democratic party has
a3 much real principle in it as the devil
has of holiness, and the republican has
CgTBro. iBlaekmer, of Peoria, says
that tbe State and Congressional Com-
mittees should have their accounts care.
fully aud ited, and then publish a state
ment. We fully concur in this view.
"WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN?"
The family quarral that is on between
the great organ of the railroad party
and the lesser organs, in the discussion
of the above question, is interesting as
weli as instructive. " When rogues
fall out honest men come by their own."
iow down party politics will make a
valuable addition to history. Mr.
Rose water, over his own sign manual,
. tT U v,.
scores Church Howe, tne republican
i- Rir.hards TnmmT I
u T fif w
wboieoutht He says
Benton and the
now that Mr. Richards was a
;i i I
man and an incompetent
of stumpinc the state and fighting his
Lwn iQttlo lef alnnf that nf his nnl-I
leagues on the ticket." - He says he
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CUUIU HOC ue tuiumcuucu iui auv au
!. . i,,. i. u t, i.i,;.
iu OUD11U Hie mat nuuiu uc a lciiiuk
Unrrf ttp "nniv two of th Pio-ht
republican candidates were able to ap-
pear on the stump." He also says that
t V) A nmiM!iii n n. niidataa T17 Vl S urATd 4n I
iuuhvu a,uw. .v, .,Mv,
makeup tne board oi transportation
were not expected to reduce rates or
redeem any of the pledges the platform
made for us." He admits that Mr
Richards "was knifed by the Burling-
road," which confirms our charge that
that road was in the combine to elect
Boyd, and that Mr. Rosewater was in
the same combine.
Now Mr. Rosewater knew all .these
things, and all the rest that he has
stated in the Bee of Sunday, long before
election; and nothing could so fully
prove his essential and inherent dishon
esty and treachery to the people and
their cause as these words of his own.
Look at it just as he presents it. . Here
was a convention organized by railroad
influence, a platform which was an in
tentional juggle and a ticket of incapa
bles who were "not expected to redeem
any pledge." For these facts we have
Mr. Rosewater's word. But he. for vears
a rampant anti-monopoly crank de
manding railroad regulation by law, and
claiming an honorable position before
the people as the champion of their rights.
sunk his remaining manhood and inde
pendence at the bidding of the brass-col
lared brigade aided these incapables
and gave no word of warning to the peo
pie he pretends to love. This is the sit
uation, portrayed by himself. We ac
cept the evidence as final and conclusive.
NEWS OF A DAY.
On the 15th there was great - excite
ment in Wall Street, a tremendous fall
of stocks, and a rush for cover. The
Barings were reported shaky, caused by
a decline oi &55,UUU,0UU in Argentine
securities in the past three months. The
bank of England, the Rothschilds and
other large houses came to tbe aid of
the Barings, and tided the trouble over.
The signs presage a financial crisis.
A Boston packing and refrigerator eom-
pany assigned. Liabilities $1,000,000.
An attempted revolution in Honduras
resulted disastrously, and Gen. Sanchez
and several of his followers were shot in
the public square, without even trial by
Warned by the late election, it is said
Senators Plumb, Paddock and Pettigrew
will propose the free admission of bind
ing twine and its raw materials. This
is right. The Alliance demand is, ad
mit all raw materials upon which labor
may be employed free.
'A thorough reorganization f the
couucil is demanded by the best inter
ests of the city. The boodle element
must be stamped out."
You ought to have begun that stamp
ing out before the 4th ot this month.
The kind oe place Omaha xs.
Says the Bee of the 15th:
"The "combine now controlling the
city council has shown itself utterly uu-
wortny oi. public conndence and sup
port. Every page of its record is
stamped with jobbery, dishonesty and
Mr. Rosewater will not have the least
difficulty in proving the above. For
Omaha, after the late election, to claim
a spark of decency of any kind, would
t3rThe Fremont Business College
places an advertisement before our
readers in this issue. This school has
an excellent reputation as a school of
business, and the improvements made
with the additions to the faculty make
it second to none in the t.tate. Read
tneir advertisement ana sena ior a
An Old Veteran in a Foot Race.
Our friend I. N. Leonard celebrated
his 52d birthday in a foot race of 50
yards with his two sons and daughter
Eva; His daughter beat him a neck on
the finish. He led the field handsome
ly for the first 30 yards.
Endorsing the Committee's Course to
Van Wyck. H
Whereas, Hon. J Burrows has been
libelously assailed by our enemies; and
Whereas, W e spurn and denounce such
libelous campaign literature; therefore.
be it i
Resetted, That we unanimously con
tinue our confidence 1 in Mr. Burrows
and exonerate him from all ' charges,
and be it
Besotted, That we commend the State
Committee for exposing C. H. Van
Wyck, and for the excellent work they
have done in this campaign, and further
more, be it
Resolved, lhat we continue our sup
port of 1 he Farmers Alliancx. and
labor for its success, and that we bearti
lv favor a national independent move
ment for a presidential nomination in
1892, and call upon Minnesota North
Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and all
independent citizens of t he United States
to co-operate. E. P. Montgomery,
L. C. Huck. i
Dodge County Alliance ,
Will meet at the old U. P. church in
North Bend, on Tuesday, Dec. 2. at 1:30
a lull delegation and every om
i . i ii :
cer should be present, as this is the time
for our semi-annual election; and there
??e niatUr3 whi TCS "
- j. H Cruicksha nk, ' Sec'y.
I 5 ,v Prest.
We the tmdersifirned. citizens
jng fundamental principles; viz:
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increased to M per CapiUi ui pupuiuuuu, auu au paptu issues necessary U maKe up mat, amount
Bnouia ue issueu uy me guvduuicuw uuw pvvyy
half its value, and should be legal
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Land monoDolv should be
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01 excessive noiaings, anu aumuwuciuuip &nuuiu ue prumuiwu.
railroad svstem as at present managed is a system of
HHy oTTOnm ots of.
X11C lalllUaU OyotVLU co
enonnous bonded debt at fictitious
terest of nnllionaires. Ihe ffeneial government should own and
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We turther declare mat
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DOWer. IOf UW mUUUCr Ul LUG
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Jdence in the etticacy ot tnat macnmery ior ine enactment ot lust
We therefore invite all men,
actment of the above principles
1 ' . f 1
domination or corporate power
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BT AND MAINTAIN TESE PRINCIPLES UNTIL THEY SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE NATION.
And we the signers of these
aent m loy, wno snau oe pieugeu to tneir estaoiisument.
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Cut this out and return with your signature, and renewal or subscription to The
year, or nve names in one order ior one
The above declaration on blames tor
THE SECURITY OF LAND CUR
RENCY. Howard Killogg, In Labor and Capital.
It will be perceived that since the rate
of interest on the money will always be
umlorm, and loans can always be ob
tained from the Safety Fund on pro
ductive property, it will be impossible
to luduce a nnaucial crisis, and depreci
ate the value of the property on which
the money is issued, so that it would
not be good for the interest. Therefore
the mortgages will always be ample se
curity for the loans of the Safety Fund;
and the money will always be a fair
equivalent for property and labor, be
cause it will always truly represent their
value. For, if the money can be loaned
for a per centage interest which will
buy a certain portion of the yearly
products of land and labor, the legal
value of the principal of the money will
be equal to the actual value of so much
land as will produce what the interest
wili purchase. When branches are es
tablished in all the states, every individ
ual can borrow money, at the usual rate
of interest, to the amount of half the
value of his productive land. Every
dollar thus borrowed will be added to
the amount in circulation, as much as if
it had been imported from a foreign
country or coined. The Safety Fund
will actually create all its moLey.
It will require a very small proportion
of the property of the country to secure
a sufficient currency. The property in
Massachusetts, according to the assessed
valuation in- 1840, averaged $406.50 to
each individual. The average wealth
in property of our whole population is
from three to five hundred dollars. The
amount of money needed will uot, prob
ably, exceed ten or fifteen dollars for
each inhabitant. Therefore, only three
or lour per cent, of the property of the
country will be necessary to secure an
ample supply of money. The govern
ment can in this way provide a portable
legal value to any extent that may be
required. Ihe people cau borrow mouev
from the Safety Fund in larger or small
er suims at precisely the same rate of
The mortgages maybe drawn payable
one year alter date, with oue aud oue-
tentli per cent, interest; and so long as
this interest shall be regularly paid, the
principal may remain, in wnole or iu
part, at the option of the mortgagor.
So, whenever a mortgagor shall have
the means, he can pay off any part of
the mortgage, and si op the iuterest.
But he will never be compelled to pay
the principal so long as the interest shall
be regularly paid.
No aid. from large capitalists will be
required to establish the Safety Fund,
for the money will be made a balance
against the landed estate of the people,
without a specie basis. It is no more
necessary to make money of gold and
silver to render it a just balance against
property, than to make a mortgage oi
gold or silver to render it of equal value
with a piece of land. The value of the
mortgage depends upon its legal power
over the laud and its products, llie
Safety Fund money will have a legal
representative value which will be ca
pable of purchasing the mortgage, oi
the land or tbe products of the land
Ihe mortgage, or the mouey as such,
cau be no more valuable made of golo
than of paper. As paper . mortgage
amply secure individual loans of mouey,
so paper mortgages will secure the
money issued by the Safety Fund, li
people will readily loan gold aud silver
coins for paper mortgages on property,
they must esteem the paper mortgages
as valuable as the coius. A mortgage is
a lien upon a specific piece of property
The Satety Fund money will be a geu
eral lien upon all property for sale, and
a legal tender in payment lor all debts.
Ihe mortgages given to the baiety Jb uud
will be individual obligations for the
payment of money, and will be necessa
rily local. But the money issued fur
them will be neither individual nor lo
cal. It will be equally good in Maine,
New York, Ohio, aud Florida. If its
owner does not wish to lend it to indi
viduals, he can lend it to any branch of
the Safety Fund at an interest of oue
It has already been stated that it is
no more necessary to make money ol
gold and silver in order to make it good,
than to make a bond or note on a silver
or gold plate in order to make it good.
Still, if the people shall iusist upon a
mixture of Specie in the currency, it
can be easily provided, it will -ouiy be
necessary that the interest to be received
and paid by the Safety Fund shall be
paid in specie, lay loaning money at
oue and one-tenth per cent, the Fund
will always be in receipt of many times
the interest in specie that it can be called
uuon to pay. This will preserve the
use of coins as money. It appears evi
dent, however, that the mouey of the
Safety Fund will fulfill all the functions
ot a puoiic medium oi exchange wun
out any admixture of coins.
The Safety Fund money will probably
be compared by some to the ussigoais
of France, or to the Continental money
issued by the Uuited States during the
Revolution. But thev are no more
alike than a good productive soil and a
desert. . Ihere is as much dinereuce be
tween the paper assignats issued by
France and the paper money to be is
sued bv the Safety Fuud, as between
two perpetual mortgages, one bearing
iuterest, and the other bearing no inter
est; the'first would be good, the second , local Alliances are entitled to represen
worthless. If, as heretofore stated, the tation as follows: One delegate to each
Frtruih croverumeut had secured the
payment of the assignats issued to her
citizens by mortgages on productive
landed estate, not exceeding half iu
INDUSTRIAL ARMY FOR 1892,
of the United States, hereby declare our adhesion to the follow-
tW and nnlimitvl rrnnafw nnr
tender for all debts, public and
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abolished either bv limitation of
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nroapnt TYinnnnrtwl ia o avcfim nf
Y ""v io u HI sm.
valuations is absorbing the substance of the people in the in-
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tne political macninery in tins nation is controlled by corporate
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UU CUUUUlUCUt Ul 1WCIL.
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without regard to past political
into law to the end that the people may be releived from the
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and partisan ruie. auu justice oe
OTTR PORTTTNFR AND OTTT?
principles hereby agree to act together for the election of a presi-
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signatures iurnisnea iree on application.
value, and when payment was demanded
had funded them with government
bonds bearing a yearly interest, they
must have continued good. Both the
mortgages and the assignats would have
been .representatives of property, and
the yearly productions of the land
would have secured the annual interest, t
and made them safe. The assignats be-
cime worthless because they were not
the representatives of property If the
government of the United States, in -
stead of issuing ih i Continental money
had established a Safety Fund, and had
lent money for mortgages on product-
ive land worm oouoie tne amount oi
the loan, and had provided notes bear
ing interest to fund the money, 6uch
paper money would have been a repre
sentative of property and invariably
good. The Continental money not be
ing a representative of property, of
course proved worthless. Had our
government instituted a Safety Fund, it
would have had an abundanco of money
for the transaction of all business; we
should have saved the many millions we
paid to France for a representative of
our own property, and besides, should
have prevented the great injury suffered
by the country from the scarcity of
money and high rates of interest which
then so much retarded business and
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i xne oojeciiou may arise mac n tne
I loans of the Safety Fund be confined to
owners of land, it will place in their
hands a great monopolizing power, and
instead of diffusing wealth in accordance
with the labor performed, will give it to
the landholders. But a little reflection
will make it evident that the abundant
supply of money and the reduction of
the rate of interest will he of equal ben
efit to those who are without property,
and depend on their daily labor for
their support. The owners of land wi'l
obtain Joans from the Fund, either to
.purchase property, or to discharge debt?,
.or to pay for labor; and all the money
borrowed for these purposes will go in
to circulation and be used by others.
The owners of land will not borrow
money to keep, for they would lose ihe
interest on it, and be paying interest on
their mortgages to the Safety Fund.
Every farmer owing money on mort
gage of his farm ami paying seven per
ceut. interest, will probably borrow
money from the Safety Fund and pay
the debt. The difference between seven
and one and one-tenth per cent, on his
mortgage will be in favor of his own, or
others' labor of his farm; the interest
will absorb but a comparatively small
proportion or the products. 1 he receiv
er of the payment for a mortgage can
not obtain a higher rate of interest than
that charged by the tuna; he must ei
ther purchase property with the' money,
or lend it to individuals at one and one
tenth per cent., or to the Safety Fund at
one per cent, interest. If he finds that
he can rent out land to others for a
term of years so as to secure one and
one-tenth, or one and one-quarter per
cent, interest, $f course he will purchase
the land in preference to funding the
money; and the laborers who can have
the use of land at these low rents will
soon lay up the means to buy farms for
Says the Blair Republican anent
the late election.
Avoid fusion and entanglements with
the old parties The independents have
the courage of success, true and pure
leaders ana an assured growth in the
next year that will make them invinci
ble and master of the situation during
good behavior. To marry the demo
cratic party would be to espouse the
But most important of all will be the
record made by the independents in the
next session of the legislature. With a
working majority in both branches they
must shoulder the responsibility and
strive honestly to mept the demands for
reform which created the partv? Will
they disgust the people with exhibitions
of crude, untried and extravagant
statesmanship; will they scramble for
spoils, barlnt with jobbers and lobby
ists and encourage fraud, or will they
encourage that legislation . which is
good for the state aud just for the indi
vidual? Make haste slowly is the de
mand in this crisis.
r Rosewater is the recipient of many
congratulations and ovations from the
whiskey ites of Nebraska and other
states. Such as he "Saved their ba
ron" this time, but there is a hereafter
The Alliance will be heard frouvin due
time. The Bee fattened exceediugly on
anti-monopoly diet. It turned its guns
on the people just before the supreme
moment of victory. That was a mis
take which all the victories and patron
age caa not repair.
Like the democratic celebration in
Omaha over the election of Boyd, the
i ecect proposal of the World-Ht-ra Id to
marry the independent party to de
mocracy is somewhat premature. Ne
gotiations had better be suspended un
til the voters learn who is the real head
nf the alleged combination Sift the
fraud out. of the return and Papa Pow
ers would be governor elect.
Notice of County Meeting.
The Cummings County Alliance will
hold their first meet ing ar Beemer town
hall. Dec. 8th. at 1 o'clock P. M. The
ten members and major fraction thereof.
X. 15, J.ITU8.
H.S. Kellkr, , Sec'y.
mrmmr i'ivn1fmn oV.l.l i.,.
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muiujagcs uu mauiu uiuu u
ownership or Graduated taxation
flnmmfirr nnA wlKir nn1 iia
upvuuuvu 11111 1 I V KJlJs 1 J (11 111 iUI
operate the railroads and tel
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UUU WC UUVU CUU1CJV lOSL COI1I1-
and tne repeal ot unjust Jaws.
affiliation to join US ill the en-
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estaDiisned m tne land. ind
SAnPPTl TTOnift ,B-
Fa umhus' Alliance.
THE ALLIANCE RELIEF FUND.
The following amounts have been con
tributed for the relief of the drouth
stricken region of the stato:
S. Alliance to Red Willow Co.. .-$100 00
" " to Cheyenne Co 100 00
W. C Lango, button 2 00
'August Post for Iowa S. Alliance 100 00
' Alliance No. 858, Chas. Mohnike,
, c .
j Secretary 28 GO
Alliance No. 1411, Chas. Hulbert,
Secretary, Craig, Neb., 4 r0
, Alliance No. 1080, of l'rairie Tp.,
rhelps Co., by Andrew Urborn, 17 CI
Alliance No. 1530, by M. E. Har
ris, North Bend,. . . 14 40
Contributions to J. F. Black.
Bro. J. F. Black, chairman of the Red
Willow County relief society, Indianola,
I Neb., reports the following amoifuts re
ceived by him:
From V. Horn's Allianco, M.
II. Severy, Sec'y..... $ 10 00.
From G. D. Fullerton. Sec'y of v
Allliance No.8,528, Skidmore.
From Charleston Alliance No.
476, York Co., Neb.........
From Montgomery Ward & Co.
Chicago 100 00
A Short Chapter on Dictators.
The Omaha Bee says that Mr. Bur
rows is the dictator of the independent
party. Everybody knows that Mr. Roso
wateris the self-elected dictator of the
Now, if dictators are the fashion in
Nebraska, we independents are glad
that wo have the best one in the whole
outfit. All the boodle in the republican
party of the state would not bo boot
j enough to induce us to swap dictators.
Mr. Rosewater began his reign as dicta
tor when his party had a clear majority
of 18,000 votes in the state. His brilliant
leadership has reduced the votoof the
party until there is now an adverse ma
jority of over 70,000 votes against the
republican party. Ono more campaign
like this managed by dictator Rosewater
and there will bo nobody leit in the
party except a mutual admiration soci
ety consisting of Edward Rosewater and
the Omaha Bee, and these two can
spend the rest of their days in mutual
laudation of each other. Rosewater
can continue to say that the Bee is the
greatest newspaper on earth, and the
Bee can continue to say that Edward
Rosewater is the greatest orator now
living. On the other hand the inde
pendent party has been managed with
great ability and consummate skill. If
Mr. Burrows i the man who has man
aged this campaign and the Omaha
Bee says he is then we independents
say, "God bless Dictator Burrows." Our
party was started only 6ix months ago
Its leaders were unknown. It had no
political experience. It was without a
campaign fund and without a daily
newspaper. Yet it boldly attacked the
two great parties of the stato led by able
men, fortified with long years of politi
cal experience and possessed of unlim
ited capital stolen from the people, and
the new party has routed the two old
parties and in many parts of the state
has not left enough of both parties com
bined to make a respectable funeral.
To-day our party is thoroughly orga
nized, united and defiant, and is 20,000
votes stronger than it was on election,
day. The ranks of the old parties are
shattered and broken and the party
leaders are abusing each other like dis
appointed pickpockets, and are telling
ihe truth about each other for the first
time in twenty years. According to ths
Omaha Bee Mr. Burrows has built up a
great and victorious party aud has ut
terly destroyed the two old parties, and
he has done all this work in six months.
What a wonderful man our grand old
dictator has proved himself to be!
The battle is over. The victory is
won. The two old parties in Nebraska
are dead. Boyd and Boodle killed one
of them; Rose water and Railroads killed
the other. The only -difference be
tween them is that the republican party
is quiet and peaceable like a well-regulated
corpe ought to be, while the fool
democrats are still fquirming and kick
ing and Maven't sense enough left to
know that they are deader than the'
From the foregoing premises we reach
the following conclusion: The Inde
pendents ought to promote. Dictator
Burrows and the Republicans ought to
crucify Dictator Rosewater.
Central City. Nov. 15, 1880.
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