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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE. LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, JAN. fi, 1801.
Hm Jay Gould Come to Stay?
Divide, Neb. Dec. 24, 1890
Editor Alliance.' This is a pert!
nent question for every western man to
consider. Tbe Union Pacific system in
Nebraska and Kansas has taken the
larger share of the farmers products for
years; and now this modern highway
man steps in and proposes to raise the
toll a notch or two more.
, This starving railroad that is capital
ized at over a hundred thousand dollars
per mile, that has ibsorbed the wraith
of two great agricultural states, and left
mortgage and ruin broadcast along its
track; which holds in their grasp
coal deposit capable of warming a con'
tinent; which has been subsidized by the
people for several times its actual worth;
which has repudiated its sacred obliga
tions to its most generous creditor, the
nation; which has crushed the people
who created its wealth like dust be
eath its feet; which has repaid the
broadest benevolence by the basest in
gratitude, now as a fitting cap-stone
to its monumental iniquity, calls in Jay
Gould with his peculiar ingenuity to
complete its work. Jay Gould is
great blessing. So is Satan.
Each of them require an empire all
their own, and if he has come to stay
honest men mast needs move out.
"Farewell happy field where Gould
forever dwells; hail horror, hail.'
Shall this be your song fellow citins!
Or will you arise la your manhood and
cast this usurper out. This system he
now claims to control is yours; no pow
er on earth but your own indifference
can wrest it from you. Will you take
C. II. King.
A Lie Nailed
Central City, Neb., Dec. 21, '00.
Ed. Farmers' Alliance: We be
lieve it bat just and proper at this time,
to say a few words to the Independent
party in reference to -the falsehoods
noted in the Omaha Bee concerning the
action of the state Alliance in the ap
propriatioa of a part of the funds in the
hands of our treasurer to aid the con
test now going on. One would think
that our Alliance was a political con
vention manipulated by J. Burrows for
his own seltish ends, if we believed
what we see in the Omaha Bee and
State Journal. We were present in the
meeting three days and during all of
that time we did not witness any wire
pulling by any person, and when the
Tote came to use a part of our surplus
funds to aid our friends in their contest,
Mr. Burrows was not on' the floor to
voto, and did not vote for or against
the resolution, the assertions of the
great "trath-writers" to the contrary
The vote was unanimous. If we had
not sustained our friends In their hour
of need we would have been boneath
contempt, and the meanest society on
earth. Those who were present in the
Alliance know that the Bee told a
malicious falsehood, but many who
were not present may think that we
gathered together to act just as Mr.
Towers and Mr. Burrows dictated. In
fact it was the only large gathering of
men from all parts of the state we ever
f aw, who could not be led around by
the nose. The men came there for
business, and they performed It in a
fair aud business like manner.
It was the most orderly body we ever
aaw. Our president was not with us as
much as we would have wished, for his
time was occupied in the discharge of
Mr. Burrows was not in the hall one
half of the time. No man on earth
could have controlled us if we had
thought for one moment that we were
being used to further some sckemo.
Malice and contctuptable meanness
are the only weapons our opponents
use. Wo farmers cannot be driven from
our stand by the old party lash. We
will stand by our leaders and friends
11. M. HaLleck.
A Very Sound Letter From Bro. Jbn
Elwood, Deo. 16,
Editor Alliance: I am thauktal to
you for your brave defense of the agri
cultural class of this state. I have al
ways since I began to take your paper
been reading it with pleasure and in
good faith, and have never dreamed of
such things as classes among the farm
ers. But your paper of November 29th
makes me believe there are classes; and
as I understand it I belong to the lower
class; and I suppose you are pretty close
to the truth, so we will never quarrel
about it. But you will excuse me for
never thinking of it till you gave me a
hint. I am perfectly willing to take a
back seat and be down where I belong,
because I know from many years ex-
. perience that whether it is up or down
I must stand on my own feet or fall
Well, what about it then? Have you
ever divided farmers into classes ? , Yes,
not ngut otraignt out. ui course you
are too well brought up for that. But
I see in your paper that the American
born farmers are well informed, gener
ally intelligent, and have get good tin
deratanding of sound economic prin
iples, and are superior to any class of
citizens. Bight you are in saying so no
doubt; but you tore it off kind of short.
The American bora Farmers. Then
what about those few millions American
farmers scattered all over the Union
that unfortunately are born in tbe
old country are American citizens but
hare not got a drop of pure honest
Yankee blood in their veins? Well.
probably you don't care to trouble your
head with them fellows.' ' If not, that
lets me out.
I have often since I got acquainted in
this country been thinking that the
American born people are just as Intel
ligent and good in every respect as any
nation that ever I knew anything about
in Europe. Probably such way of
thinking don't quite till the bill, but it is
the best I can do.
How true this is I don't know, but I
have often heard that the American
born farmers in general are more in
debtcd than those from Europe. I be
lieve it is a good deal the case in this
part of the country; and how it can be
so I hardly understand, unless it is on
account that us old country buggers can
live worse than d d hogs you know
But I do understand that many farm
ers, boin American ana loreign born,
are often running Into unnecessary
debts, and by so doing are forcing
themselves to give away their products
or at least accept any sham price they
might be offered for it. Such business
will of course, in the long run, force
others into debt, that under other cir
cumstances would clear themselves
from the grip of the money grabbers and
A year ago we had a big crop and
sold our corn for 10 or 12 cents a bush
el. Tho most of them,' I think, could
not hold it for a better market, others
thought it was of no use to hold the
stuff it would never be worth anything
anyhow. This year as you know we
raised nothing. Now we are borrowing
from 10 to 24 per cent money to buy
our corn bacK again at liu cents per
bushel. Very economical business in
deed. . "
Well, I don't buy any myself. I
couldn't get rid of my corn last winter.
I wanted to sell and our so-called buy
ers wouldn't buy as long as they could
get it for nothing, more than enough
for supplying the demand. Really arc
they to blame for it? If anybody would
give me a horse I don't believe I would
But of course we can't hardly com
pare the rest of them with me. I am
kind of a heavy farmer; but I have also
got a big family to support; aud all my
children are American born, and so is
my wife. . So according to your state
ment I havo got reason to believe that
they will bo somebody when of age.
I have got something like forty-five
acres in cultivation, and I have got one
team of horses yes, I, and not the
banker; I do not care to have a dozen
or two of bankers' horses to eat mo out
of my home just for the big looks of it.
And besides all these great things I
have got the roughest land in the coun
try, because I am one of the later set
You know it is a common stylo as
soon as we get proved up on our home
steads we go to the bankers and get
$100 or $600 to get along with, as we
call it; but I fail to see any getting along
to it. Therefore, when I proved up 1
thought I wouldn't do it, and I won't,
even if I shall be the only man in the
country out of fashion.
You see every man kuows his own
business, or at least ought to.
Well, Brother Burrows, I suppose I
have said more than enough already,
but I will not bid you good-by yet,
thinking that sometimes we can happen
to say kind of queer things without
meaning any real harm about it. But
let me say this yet: If you have not got
any further use for God's children from
across the sea, only f0r the purpose of
helping your friends into office, then I
believe all you need to do is to let them
know it and they will surely not bother
you at least I won't
What is the- name of th ejgniy wc.
Independents are g jjg,
hslincf i ftetlSve. Well then, I wonld
like to say to all gooil reformers let us
bear ia mind that selfishness can ucvr
bo driven out of the world by sclQshnftss.
Wc can never wash off dirt with dirt.
A boil will never be healed by placing
another boil on top bl i Oh no, never,
never! We must have something pure
and clean, and to get a hold of that we
miist reform ourselves first. So long as
you know that you are a better person
than I am. and I think I am better than
my neighbor, and soon, so long will
this world le what it always has been,
and is to-day a good place for hogs but
a hell for decent people.
Yours for justice and brotherly love
to all men, without regard to color or
John P. Anderson.
P. S. When I say all men I do not
mean anything half man and half beast,
of which' there are more than enough in
all classes. J. P. A.
Resolutions on the Contest.
Whereas, Our standard bearers in the
recent election have good reasons to be
lieve they have been defrauded and
have undertaken a contest to secure
their just rights: therefore be it,
Eesohed, By Liberty Alliance No. 1679
that we do heartily approve of their
action and proffer ( them our financial
support; and be it,
Eesohed, That a copy of these resolu
tions) be sent for publication to the Peo
ple's Banner and Tub Farmers' Alli
ance. B.Boyers, Pres.
Aixice Russell. Sec'y.
Dec. 18th, 1890.
Against the Sugar Bounty.
Garfield Alliance No. 1136. in regular
session assembled, by unanimous vote
adopted the following resolutions:
Whereas. The sugar beet industry has
in our judgment received sufficient
encouragement in the bounty provided
by the new tariff law, and.
Whereas, The Farmers and Laborers
of Nebraska are already overburdened
with taxes, we consider it a glaring in
justice to compel them to pay an ad
ditional bounty of 1 cent per pound to
the manufacturers of leet sugar, there
by making the industry a burden on
public; therefore be it.
Eesohed, That we appeal to the legis
lature that said bounty be taken eff, and
be it further
Resolved, That we endorse the reso
lutions adopted by tho Gracchus Alii
ance No. 569, Nov. 29, 1890.
Eesohed, We heartily endorse the
course taken by our home paper, the
Logan Valley Sun in fighting manfully
for the right, and last but not least, the
fearless course taken by tho Farmers'
Alliance of Lincoln in defending jus
tice meets with our hearty approval.
Frark Larson. 0nm
N. A. Johnson.0111
Ciias. W. Lawson, Sec'y. .
, - ' i
Ferninst Boodle Newspapers.
Whereas, A newspaper possessed of
largo capital has been started at Lin
Whereas, Said paper proposes to es
pouse the cause of the independent par
ty, soliciting the patronage of the la
boring classes for that reason ; and,
Whereas, Said paper has commenced
operation by speaking slightly, and
holding up to ridicule our worthy
Brother, J. Burrows, classing him with
Van Wyck, and insidiously attempting
to 6hake our confidence in him; there
fore be it,
Resolved, That we view with suspicion
the attempts of boodle papers to reap
where Burrows has sown, and caution
all brother members of the Alliance and
Knights of Labor against patronizing
papers which are attempting to super
cede our official organ The Farmers'
Alliance, for no other reason than to
gain our confidence and then betray us
a la Rosewater and the Omaha Bee.
W. E. Aldrich, A. L. Barker, .
" Burrows Alliance No. 745.
Ugger and Bugger.
Bromfield, Neb., 1890.
"Editor Alliance: The old repub
lican and democratic parties remind
me of two old bachelors that lived close
together. They were both growing old,
and so they got together and talked
about some inscriptions that might be
put on their tombstones. One of their
names was Ug and the other was Ug
ger. Well, Ug he died, and when his
tombstone was set up the inscription
read thus: " Here lies Ug as snug as a
bug in a rug." After a while Ugger
died, and his inscription read thus:
' Here lies Ugger a good deal snugger
than that other ornery bugger."
Now the old republican party is dead
having been killed by the independents.
It is represented by Ug, and we have
laid it away as snug as a bug in a rug.
The democratic party is represented by
Ugger, and in '92 we will lay him away
a good deal snugger than that other
ornery bugger. Mr. Editor, you " will
see by the story fthat these two old
neighbors never had much love for
each other, hence their sarcastic inscrip
tions. Now the Alliance men are full
of hope and we feel that the victory is
ours if we can only succeed in seating
With many good wishes for the suc
cess of the farmers and laborers, I re
main your helper.
Ringold, Neb., I0 12, '90.
Editor Alliance; 0 startoff with,
'although I tsniined to write it, I
am. Dot Subscriber , to the Farmers'
ALLt&KcE, aad I cannot lay the reason
Why to the failure of the Barring3. But
the failure exists not exactly in a total
"bust up "but a severe contraction of
funds in the bank of which I am a
member, namely the Sand Bank. We
have laid the cause to our directors,
who for a long time have been expand
ing and contracting our own resources
without even asking the stockholders if
they like the -change or. not. ( But I
think the change we made this fall will
prove a good one. But our bank Pres
ident eleet pro tern Boyd, will get a
chance to step down and out before any
regular mode of procedure will be in
augurated, I hope. But if we would
base our calculations on what some of
our opponents call the coming "Lincoln
Dog Show" we could expect but little
assistance. But I tell them that if the
Alliance members of the coming legis
lature will know enough to change
shirts at least once in two weeks, keep
the moi3t point of their proboscis well
wiped, and draw their pay at the end
of the session, they will then have done
as much for their constituency as any
session of the Nebraska legislature has
done for some years past. But I feel
sure that we will be agreeably surprised,
and that some of those fellows that
would like to manipulate the . Lincoln
dog 6how will have to be content with a
cotton necktie instead of a brass collar.
But old Dog Tray lost his main laurel,
a good reputation, by being too long in
bad company, and got a good licking
besides. Now I said in starting out
that I was not a subscriber to the
Farmers' Alliance; but as soon as the
stringency in money matters relaxes a
little I am going to subscribe for it, and
try and have all my neighbors do the
same; for they are Alliance every one
of them. A man told me yesterday that
the organization that he belonged to
were going to vote on ten new names
last night. That don't look like the
Alliance had made its last effort does it?
But I think the bone and sinew of this
country are now having the best lesson
taught them, for the least money, they
ever had in their lives. That is. not to
go beyond their resources, and not
spend all because it is a fair day and
prospects good. For most surely it
will rain some day, and your dish up
side down. Watch all the time but
never wait; neither keep anyone wait
ing until it is an actual necessity.
Very truly yours,
E. S. Rice,
Sec'y F. A. No. 1674.
P. S. Since writing the above I see
in your issue of the 13th a list of coun
ties in Nebraska that are in destitute
circumstances, naming Dawson as one
of them. Now I do not think such is
the case at all. I believe I am as well
acquainted in Dawson county as most
any man in it, having served on the
board of commissioners five years. I
know there are destitute persons in
Dawson county; there will be in heaven
if they are lucky enough to get there.
We had a good wheat crop. The
granaries of Dawson county havo
thousands of bushels of surplus wheat.
If the people of the county were only
asked for it they can easily sustain all
that are needy; and the truth of the
matter is those that are able to support
themselves get the most of the friendly
donations sent by the good people from
distant localities. Now I do not doubt
in the least but what there are thous
ands of people in western Nebraska who
are in actual need of assistance, and
should have it; but in Dawson county
they are scarce who can not live it
through; it will teach a good lesson if
the diet is light during the term, that in
years of plenty not to waste it as worth
less. E. S. R.
Mt. Pleasant Precinct.
Greeley Co., Neb., Nov. 27, '90.
Editor Farmers' Alliance: Think
ing that perhaps a few lines from this
locality might be of at least a little in
terest to you, I will briefly state that
our precinct polled thirty-nine votes;
thirty-four for the Independent candi
dates and fire for the democratic, and
we most sincerely wish the whole state
had given our ticket a like majority.
But the old tricksters were a-little too
much for us in the recent election. Our
Alliance (No. 1398) is in a thriving con
dition and will hold on to the good cause
with great hope for the future. . There
is no lessoning of zeal in the Independ
ent movement, but we are bound to
push on to greater victory in coming
elections. Hoping to become better
acquainted, I remain yours truly,
Perry A. Luse, Sec'y!
Froid, Deuel Co., Neb., Dec 2, 1890.
The Deuel Co. Alliance met in regu
lar session Dec. 2, and the election of
county officers resulted as follows:
( President, 0.F. Linstrom, Vice-Presi
dent, James Duffia, Sec. Henry Swan
son, Treas. A. G. Pickering, Door-keep
er, Albert Nelson, Sergeant-at-Arms,
Wm. Kiser, Lecturer, Jonas Coffman,
Chaplain, D. C. Onstat.
The following parties were elected
and constitute the executive committee:
Mr. Orr, Mr. Glass, Mr. Albert Day,
Mf. Si?T$n D. Rhodes, Mr, August
Tu& ' following resolutions' vere
Resolved, That we the members of
the Deuel Couuty Alliance denounce
tho Omaha Bee as being a worthless
paper for the farmers, aud that We dis
courage its circulation as far as possi
ble and in return vie to extend the Alli
ance paper from the Atlantic to the
Pacific, and from the Dominion of
Canada to, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
H. Swanson. ' O. F. Linstrom,
To Our Charitable Brethren.
At the last meeting of Green Valley
Alliance No. 1327, in northeastern Perk
ins county, a relief committee was ap
pointed for the purpose of soliciting aid
for the members in our Alliance, such
as our actual wants demand.
We are absolutely in need of feed and
seed of all kinds for spring use. owing
to the fact that crops were a total fail
ure here this last season, with the ex
ception of a few bushels of wheat that
will all be used to bread us this winter.
Farmers are in destitute circum
stances, their teams are getting poor
for the want of grain and will be in
poor condition to commence spring's
work with, this we must guard against
for our teams are our main dependance.
Any grain, either for feed or seed,
will be most gratefully accepted and
distributed among the members of our
Alliance. All donations to be sent to
the chairman of committee, Elsie, Per
kins county, Neb.
A. E. Harrington, Chmn.
Frank Baudrbt, Sec'j. . "
A. B. Wilcox,
One of JEaop's Lost Fables.
McCook, Neb., Dec. 21, 1890.
In olden times when the beasts and
birds possessed the power of speech, a
lion stood on the ocean shore and
boasted of bis many exploits in field and
forest. And as he recounted his many
encounters and victories the incoming
tide splashed his feet. The lion, assum
ing that his dignity was insulted,
threatened Old Ocean with his mighty
displeasure if the disrespect was not
But the tide again returned with
greater force and drenched the now
angry beast with its increasing flow.
With an angry voice he swore by the
king of beasts that he would strangle
the Ocean with his fangs and tear it in
pieces with his powerful talons; and
seeing the tide returning in a mightier
wave he uttered an angry roar and
springing in the face of the peaceful sea
he began to tear and rend it as he had
been accustomed to do with those who
incurred his displeasure.
The Ocean received his impetuous as
sault with composure, and seeming to
yield to his desperate attack quietly
enfolded him in its mighty arms and
smothered him in its omnipotent em
brace. As the form of the helpless lion sank
beneath the surface, a little ripple re
mained for a moment and then disap
peared. But the carcass of the lion
sank in the unfathomable depths and will
there remain until the sea gives its dead,
and the Ocean rolled on through the
ages, and shall roll on till time 6hall
Omaha, Dec. 20, 1890.
Editor Alliance: I noticed in one
of your last issues that you favor an ex
tension of contracts for sale of school
lands. Now, why not go a step further
and favor and advocate that not another
acre of school land be sold; that the re
mainder of unsold school lands, togeth
er with those which were sold but have
not been paid for yet and deeded, be
held for perpetual leasing? Don't you
think that the lands would be a much
more safe permanent school fund and
vastly more profitable to the temporary
school fund than cash in the treasury,
laying there idle? The lands would
grow in value with every year and with
the increase of value there would be a
corresponding increase of receipts of
the temporary school fund. The cash
fund can be stolen, destroyed and lost
to the state forever, the lands would
remain intact for all future generations,
who would bless us for leaving to them
forever this imperial inheritance.
Turkey Creek, Neb., Dec. 23, 90.
Turkey Creek Farmers' Alliance No.
760, Fillmore county, Neb. We the
members of said Alliance believing it to
be the duty of all mankind to aid and
relieve our fellow sufferer? and all who
are in want and need have subscribed
and sent the amount of $28 in the way
of provisions for the sufferers of Box
Butte county, Neb.
Carl Sanburg, Sec'y.
Press tbe Contest.
Middletown, O., Dec. 19, '90.
J. Burrows, Editor Farmers' Alli
ance, Lincoln, Neb:
Dear Sir: As an ex-Omaha Inde
pendent I write you from here to ex
press my admiration for the gallant
fight the Farmers' AU'ance is making
against the money power, and to say
press the election contest. I was in
Omaha on election day and until a few
weks since, and I spy there is plenty
Of ground for a ennlest. Jno. H. Pow
ers was rightfully elected governor and
our entire state ticket. Don't budge an
inch, the people are behind you.
E. F. Leavenworth.
Ths Legislature and Its Work, and Some
Resolved, That we the members of
Benjamin Alliance, No. 1,000, will not
patronize the Omaha Bee, the State
Journal, or any other paper in the state
that abused and slandered the candi
dates of the independent party during
the past political campaign. And we
hope that all the Alliances of Nebraska
will take similar action .
Central City, Neb.
The above resolution was passed by
Benjamin Alliance without a negative
vote. We also favored tho support of
the Alliance for its bold stand in favor
of the rights of man. The farmers seem
to think it is almost time to act for
themselves, and if any party wish to
drive us back to onr old places, as the
tail of the kite, we will show them that
we are not slaves to run at the call of
those who claim to be our "guardians."
There is a decided change for the better
in our treatment by the press of the
state, but the leading papers believe
the stato is going to the dogs under in
dependent rule. Our legislators cannot
frame a constitutional law, so it is
claimed. It seems strange that we have
such a constitution that the common
mind cannot grasp the meaning but we
must 'get an interpreter from among
those who bum around town seeking
for an office, or for a living off the pub
lic without work.
Now we would be pleased to ask the
average business man a few questions.
We don't expect the great mind of our
"guardians" to come down to our fool
questions, therefore we ask the "com
mon herd" to think of the following
railroad law, where the railroad com
pany is allowed to take more than one
half the value of our grain as freight?
Can they enact a worse usury law than
we have now? Can we have a wjnse
assessmen law? Can we find in any
state a railroad commission less fitted
to do the people's will than tbe present
commission? Can the fool farmers
think of any laws of more injury to the
majority of the state than those we
have named, now on our statute books?
Can a farmer while workingon his farm
think as profound thoughts about the
needs of his fellowman, as tbe great
brained (?) office 6eeker who sits in hi'
office with his feet above his head, in a
cloud of tobacco smoke, telling vulgar
stories, and waiting for a job? We are
bringing into comparison the present
legislators and those of the past with
whom we aro acquainted. The senators-elect
from this neck of the woods,
Hon. Valentine Horn of Hamilton Co.,
and Hon. N. S. Michener of Polk, are
men who cannot be bought, and are as
able as any men sent from this district
in the past. We would advise the bribe
giver to give these gentlemen a wide
berth, for their muscular development
is large, and might go off when least ex
pected. They will be heard on the right side
during the coming winter and if our
"guardians" will take strict notice they
will see that some of our farmers are for
justice to all men. We believe that all
the independents elected are fit men for
the places. No party in the past ever
watched their candidates, to learn their
good and bad traits, as we independents
did during the campaign. We had been
fooled so many times by candidates
nominated in the past, that we believed
that no man was incorruptible, but we
selected our best men and trusted that
all men were not dishonest. We fought
our battles with these men as leaders
and won, and we are not to be found
guilty of returning to our enemies until
we try our friends. We prefer "Dicta
tor Burrows" to dictator Rosewater.
Wedon't need any advice in our choice.
When we get tired of our friend Bur
rows we will then make known our
wishes Until we see things differently
we shall hang the latch string out for
Brother Burrows to come into our
councils and greet him kindly for the
good and grand work he has done for
the laboring man. Pick at him, abuse
him, slander him all you may "mud
slingers," you only bind us to him closer.
Whom shall we follow? Slanderers,
you have abused us and insulted our
friends, you still try to injure our friend
and leader, by methods too mean to
win a man from our ranks.
Creep back to your holes dear guar
dians and stay there until you can treat
your fellowman justly. We who have
been at your beck and call in tho past,
have broken away from the party pen
and will try in the future to not take
one step backward. You may emigrate
to some other clime aud there run your
smut mills for the benefit of those who
love to read slang and slander. We
can spare you and the "fair fame" of the
state will not be injured by those who
remaia to earn, au honest living by the.
3weat of their brow.
The independent plow will tnra a
furrow deep enough to bury the old
parties, and there may spring up from
the soil thus turned, a plant, the fruit
;f which is justice to all men.
M- M, Halleck.
Endorsing Mr. Shfadet:
Gandy, Neti,, i)(je 23, 1890.
Editor ALLIANCE: We notice the
name of Hon. C. D. Shrader of this
county mcst favorably mentioned in
connection with the speakership. To
say that the voters of tho 56th district
would be proud ot their chosen son in
the speaker's chair, would be putting it
Having known Mr. Shrader for thd
last six years both iu business and pri
vate life we may be pardoned for a
neighborly interest in this matter.
The most prominent characteristic ot
our representative is his well known
bull-dog tenacity to his convictions of
right. Could there be a more fitting
trait than this? He is a man of mature
years and judgment, thoroughly con
versant with parliamentary laws and
usage, and with the nerve, to face op
position and overcome all difficulties
that has made him well known through
out the state, would be in our humble
judgment a happy choice to deal out
exact justice to friend and foe alike.
Educated, enterprising, energetic and
true to his colors, commanding atten
tion abroad and confidence and respect
at home, it goes without saying that Mr.
Shrader is truly a representative man.
Nebraska can congratulate herself that
such timber is at hand, as well to fill
the speaker's chair as to "dare and do"
something for a long despised common
wealth. Fraternally, yours for the peo
ple, S. E. Eeene,
, Cor. Sec. Logan Co. Alliance.
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