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THE FA1&EERS ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, JAN. 17, 189L
"GENERAL THAYER'S POSITION,"
The Bee's comment under tha above
' caption are refreshing. ' It assumes that
GoTernor Thayer la a usurper as against
Boyd. Gen. Thayer rightly claims to
be governor until the legislature de
clares who shall be his successor. The
Bee says, "Ours is a government by the
people. No luan Las a moral right to
force himself into a position to which
he has not been elected." That's ex
- actly what , we contend. And yet by
fraud, violence, and the roost shame
less usurpation by a third rate attorney,
Mr. Boyd has tried to force himself
into such a position.
The Bee says it "will not counten
ance usurpation of power." It has not
only "countenanced usurpation of
power," bHt it has countenanced, aiaea
and abetted the vilest conspiracy ever
made to foist an illegal power upon the
Gov. Thaver will not only nof'allen
. ate his best friends" by4he position he
has taken, but he will win the respect oi
many who have quite lately been against
him; providing he adneres to the position
he has taken.
HERE'S "RICHNESS" FOR YOU.
Savs the Bee: "The republican
party, as an organization, has kept its
skirts entirely out of the mud of the
Lincoln fracas. It may suffer unjustly,
howevei, for the foolish acts of some of
its prominent members.
The republican party consists of its
"prominent members." Every republi
can in this legislature with possibly one
or two exceptions has been cheek by
jowl with the democrats. They have
caucused together, consulted together,
and voted together straight. They
could not have acted more in harmony
if they had been one organization. The
republican stale officers have been in
the conspiracy with the Boyd outfit
One of tbem refused, after repeated de
mands, to comply with the plain re
quirements of the statute as to placing
the notice of contest in tne speaaer s
hands. ""The skirts" of the republican
partv must be miehtv short in the eyes
of the bald-headed editor of the Bee i
they failed to get into the mud of this
OBEYING THE CONSTITUTION.
t The Bee, in its double-leaded article
of the 7th, says:" There is no option
left to any officer '. sworn to obey the
constitution." Isn't there!" When a
man swears to obey the constitution,
does he intend to obey it as he under
stands it, or as some other man under
stands it? When Joshua B. Giddings
was a member of congress, and sworn
to obey the constitution and the lairs, he
utterly repudiated the fugitive slave
law and refused to be bound by it. He
was asked in the presence of the writer
of this whether such refusal was not re
pudiation of his constitutional oath,
and he promptly replied that he swore
to obey the constitution as he under
. . If Speaker Elder had opened the re
turns, laid aside the contested counties,
announced the fact of the contest, and
then declared that the facts as to the
highest number of votes had not yet.
been determined, he would have obeyed
the constitution, and probably nearer
M he understood it than be did under
Burrows 1 working- might and main to
have the legislature exg-lude all daily papers
from both houses. The republicans and dem
craw declare that Burrows will run against, a
snig- if he attempts to force the Independents
to carry this through. Kepresentatlve Wat
son will champion the cause of the daily
The above is a Bee lie. Burrows
never proposed to exclude any paper
from anywhere. ' But he is opposed to
the members voting ' themselves pa
pers on the plea of informing their con
stituents. This is only one of the little
steals that make up a large aggregate;
and the independents have pledged
themselves against it in on every stump
in the state.
tW" In behalf oi good government
and the good name of this common
wealth we appeal to the legislature to
frown down all revolutionary methods."-.
And yet the little devil that wrote the
above advised Secretary of State Cow
dery to violate his official oath by with
. holding the notice of contest from the
speaker of the house until the other
steps of the conspiracy had been accom
plished. ' - ' ':
"The constitution bo d d." J. Burrows.
. The above is from the Bee of the 8th,
and proves the truth of what we stated
last week: that the Bee is determined to
destroy this paper. Mr. Burrows be
longs to the party that has been uphold
ing the constitution, and the editor of
the Bee to the one that has beea tramp-
'ling it in the dirt.
Just at the hour of going to press
we learn the sad news of the death of
Miss. Tote McMurtry, the accomplished
daughter of J. H. McMurtry of this
city, in Denver, to which place the
grief-stricken parent has gone in an
swer to a telegram bearing the unwel-
PTXI? A XT A T A XT PI IT? rT r T A To I
The Keaney Hub joins the grand army
of slanderers who are lying about Bur
rows. We want to assure the little red
headed skunk who edits that paper that
Barrows has never tried to exclude any
paper, daily or otherwise, from the
' -V f EXEUENT INGALLS.
Hall to the Kansas Alliance. Ingalls
will be known no more forever in the
United States Senate.
SPIRIT OF THE STATE PRESS.
The following notice in the Crawford
Alliance Boomerang shews how the Al
liance people do business up in Dawes
county: "Sonne Creek Alliance .No.
1624 meets every last Friday in each
month at 9 o'clock a. m. at CraU's
house. Bring dinner and stay for open
The papers of Northwest Nebraska
pooled against the ready print combine
and earned their point.
Elsie Journal Jan. 2: 'The farmers in
this vicinity will meet in Elsie today to
organize an Alliance.
And the election didn't kill them off
down in Thayer county either.
The Alexandria Herald savs: "Merl
dianJAUiance No. 1408 have purchased
a large store room at roweii ana are
fitting it up for a place of meeting.
This Alliance is one of the most pro
gressive Sub-Alliances in this part of
the country, being composed in great
part of men who read and think for
themselves. Although but recently or
ganized they number about sixty active
ana energetic farmers.
Says the Clearwater Messenger: "Now
that so many farmers have turned poli
ticians, we would suggest that the
proper way to even up things is for
some of the politicians to turn farmers.
A Decatur correspondent to the Te
kamah Herald says: "The Alliance
Hour store is doing big , business in the
flour trade. The consumer gets his
flour 60 cents per hundred cheaper now
than when bought of the merchants."
The Atkinson (Holt county) Enterprise
in its issue ot Jauuaryz says: "With
this issue the Enterprise changes front
on the political question. It renounces
republicanism aud takes up the cudgel
for the Alliauce. The new year has
been ehoseu as the most appropriate
time for making the change. The En
terprise henceforth pledges its hearty
support to tno Alliance, being con
vinced that that organization best
serves the interests of the. masses. We
have turned a new leaf."
Cedar Bapids Republican: "The reso
lutions passed by (he recent State Alli
ance can be found in full in another
column. They indicate the kind of
legislation which our coming legislature
will give us. Every citizen of Ne
braska should study them. They look
the situation square iu the eyes. They
are the earnest and honest sentiments
of about three-fourths of the people in
the state of Nebraska."
The CallUpe, by P. A. Barrows, is a
new advocate of the people's cause, and
hails from Albion, Boone county.
The following from the Chambers
Eagle would indicate that the alliance
Is not dying as rapidly as some of the
bards told us it would: "The prospects
are good for Chambers to have an Alli
ance in the near future. Thirteen
names have beeu secured to a petition
asking for a charter.
Says the String Bank correspondent
to the Allen News: "A large crowd was
out to the open meeting of the Farmers'
Alliance Tuesday evening. In response
to a call by the crowd for a speech by
Mr. McCrackin, that gentleman favored
us with a very good address full of good
arguments and sound sense. With all
a very interesting program was carried
Says the Funk Advocate: "The pur
chasing agent, Adolph Franzen, has
received and disposed oi tnree cars oi
coal among the members of the Divide
The Benedict (York county) Alliance
has collected 8120 for the needy settlers
in Frontier county.
Says the Venango Independent: "York
county makes the best showing of any
county in the state as regards farm
mortgages, and there has never been a
saloon iu the county for auy length of
The question of establishing an Alli
ance paper at Falls City is beivg agi
The Tekamah Herald says the mem
bers of ' Riverside Alliance are very
much astonished at the interest and eu-
tbusiasm manifested, and bids the good
work go on, wnicn it will surely do.
Bertrand Herald: "At an open meet
ing of Urbana Alliance on the 5th,
Messrs. Shafer and Jajrne of Holdrege
spoke to a large audience, touching on
all thevital issues now before the peo
ple. Both spoke with eloquence and
vigor, and f truck a responsive chord
among their hearers. On the evening
of January 2(1 there will be another
open meeting, at which the same speak
ers and Mr. Bell will be present.
The Friend Free Press has changed to
the People's Sip Saw. The editor says"
the name Free Press is too commonplace
and as these are hard times something
is needed that will go through the
knots ' 0 .
Wahoo New Era: Open Alliances are
getting to be quite the "proper caper
this winter. We hear of them on all
hauds. The Alliance is becoming as it
ought to be, the county neighborhood
center of social entertainment and in
fluence. It is the common ground up
ou which churchman and skeptic can
meet in social accord, learn one an
other's disposition and temper, become
mutual teachers, and cultivate that
chanty and forbearance which has its
fruitage n peace and social uuion, The
open Alliance makes room for every
body; it is the literary circle, the deba
ting club, the cultivator of good fellow
ship, the cementer of good will tem
pered with rivalry. God bless the Alli
ance. It is the neighborhood homo.
Broken Bow Beacon: C. C. Bigger
staff of Union Valley informs us that
his. Alliance has taken in eight new
members during the last two weeks,
aud is booming right along, notwith
standing the hard times.
Approved From York Co. Alliance.
York, Neb., Jan. 13th 1891.
Mr. J Bcrrows, Editor Farmers'
Alliance, Lincoln, Neb: Dear Sir.,
you are hereby extended our hearty
thanks for the able manner in which
you have advocated and worked for the
interest of the farmers and laboring
classes of this state, during tho struggle
in trying to get a fair representation iu
framing and making the laws to con
form to and for the masses of the poo-
le. ,. And while we commend you, we
o most heartily condemn the acts and
infamous falsehoods, published by the
State Journal, the tool of the B. '& M.
also the Omaha Bee, the mouth pieco of
corruption, indecency, etc, holding up
fraud, riot and rebellion, as they nave
both done during the last campaign.
Respectfully, K. K. Ryan.
Co. Sec. of Farmer's Alliance.
A Dt'partnwnt for Home and Fireside, Edited
by Mrs. S. C. O. Upton.
The corner stone of the republto is the
Thou, under Satan's fierce control, ,
Shall Heaven on thee its rest bestow?
I know not. but I know a soul
That might have fall's as low.
I judfe thee not what depths of 111
So e'er thy feet have found or trod ;
I know spirit and a will
As weak, but for the help of God.
(halt thou with fall day laborers stand.
Who hardly eanst have pruned one vine?
I know not, but I know a hand
With an Infirmity like thine.
Shalt thou, who hadtt with scoffers part.
. E'er wear the crown the christian wears?
I know not, but I know a heart
As flinty, but for tears and prayers.
Have mercy, O thou Crucified !
For even while I name Thy name, .
I know a tcngue that might have lied
Like Peter's, and an filled with shame.
The Indian Hoe tiles.
If we did not know that our legis
lators were so occupied In- scheming for
owue mat tney nave ntue time to study
important ana intricate questions, we
would be in amazement at the fact that
no systematic and effective plan for
civilizing toe Indians has,- as yet,
been adopted. Sometimes, it appears
as if the fierceness of the old Anglo-
Saxon blood was in our people and
nothing short of the extermination of
tne Indian race would satisfy them.
And certainly this extermination will
come speedily if our Christianity can
not do more for them than to inspire
them with religious fervor.
Practical Christianity is their need,
and the views of Captain Pratt, the In
dian civilizer and founder of the Indian
school at Carlisle, Pa., are worthy of
tbougnt at tnese times, wlien misman
agement has waked the savage spirit,
when the injustice they have suffered
recoil upon those who caused it, and
our boys must give, perba-a, their own
life's blood to compel an obedience that
should have been won by just dealing.
Captain Pratt says: "1 here are about
260,000 Indians in the United States,
and there ore about 2,700 counties. I
would divide them up in the proportion
of about nine Indians to a county, and
find them homes and work among our
people. That would solve the knotty
problem in three years' time, and there
would be no more an "Indian question."
It Is folly to handle tbem at arms
length; we should absorb them into our
national life for their own good and
ours.' It is wicked to stand them up as
targets ror snarp-snootera
The Indians are just like other men.
only minus their environments. Take
a new born baby from the arms of a
cultivated white woman, and give it to
the nurture of a Zulu woman in Africa;
take the Zulu's baby away fram her and
five it to the cultivated white woman,
'wenty-fivo years later you would have
a white savage in Africa, and a black
scholar, gentleman, and Christian in
America. This sharply illustrates what
I mean. We can, by planting the In
dians among us, make educated, indus
trious citizens of them, in the briefest
time, and at the least expense. I wonld
teach them trades and turn them loose.
If I have a strong point as the
Indians' friend it is my intense confi
dence in the holiness of hard work; the
sanitary and ethical power of a useful
occupation. Indians, like other people,
like to be independent, and to do this
they must earn money. The
history of the Indians, as set forth in
books, is a bundle of falsehoods. They
are like other people, and, unprovoked
by outrage and . injustice, behave far
more peaceably than they get credit
for.? . -
These are the views of a man who
had made the question a life's study,
who had taught 1,300 Indian pupils, and
who had also been amongthem as a
soldier of the government. There were
many women in these states who re
belled in spirit at the fact that men in
Dakota were more willing to enfran
chise the Indians than to give their own
wives and mothers that boon. j
Now these men are calling on the
sons of these same mothers to make
their breasts a wall of protection
against the bullets ot these uncivilized
beings. It is a shame and disgrace that
these things should be.
Why, in the name of all that is good,
cannot men see that we need more of
metherliness in government, and how
can that spirit be infused into govern
ment except by giving the mothers a
voice in making the laws of the land.
So long as the idea that "might makes
right" prevails, wars will curse the
world, and the voice of the (physically)
weaker sex will be overmled. How
fast are the events of the time showing
that the parties -that deny to wom?n:
her rights to suffrage and deny her p'ea
for protection of her home from the
liquor cuise, will, also override . the
rights of everyone who comes between
them and their ambition. Greed is the
nation's bane; it has robbed the Indian
of his broad hunting grounds and failed
to teach him those arts by which only
men can live in civilized communities.
Nothing short of an era of justice will
settle this question and many others
that agitate men's breasts today.
May that era speedily appear.
We noticed in the Woman's Tribuue
that a Farmers' Alliance bad passed res
olutions asking the legislature to give
municipal suffrage to women. The ex
ample is a noble one and we hope mauy
Alliances will follow it.
The temptations of the village and the
city ensnare the country boy as well as
those who live in towns.
Let us give the mot hers a voice in the
city government and so make the streets
safer for all boys. If any society de
sires to make its iDfluenco felt in favor
of this measure, which is to come before
the legislature, let them adopt the fol
lowing form of petition and send to the
editor of this department.
PETITION , FOlt MUNICIPAL SUFFRAGE
; FOK WOMEN,"
To the Legislature of the Stale of Nebraska:
The Farmers' Alliance of , at
a vote taken at a meeting held the
day of 1891 earnestly pray that a
statute be enacted providing that in any
election hereafter held in any city or
village for the election of city or village
officers or for any other purpose under
iiiq jbwb gOVrrniu)C i:ii.ir v ii iitb,
the right of any citizen to vote shall act
be abridged or denied on account of
and women may vote at such elec
tions the same as men, under like re
strictions and qualifications.
Notes on Men, Women, and Things.
The Nebraska W S. A. asks that, as
our State University is co-educational,
women may be represented in the
board of regents.
A Fremont quartet of singers de
lighted their audience intensely, at the
meeting of the suffrage association, by
their singing of negro melody. Here
is the first verse simply as a suggestion
that adapting local hints in recitative
measures to negro melodies is an excel
lent way of enlivening an eveuing of
Shall women be allowed to vote?
Rose water, he savs no!
Shall they have the same rights as man?
Rosewater, he says no I
Bat they shall, but they shall,
In time to come they shall,
God bless the women.
Rosewater, he'll gel left, eto.
General Francis E. Sumner, who has
lately died, was tho first to appoint
women to clerkships in the government
offices at Washington. ' It was a benefi
Mayor Grant, of New York Citv. em
phasizes the need of women's vote in
the cities. - The police board were a tie
upon the question of making an appro
priation for police matrons and he gave
the casting vote against it. He remem
bers that the matrons cannot vote and.
also, that they organized against Tam
many in a recent election.
Three thousand women in Greece ask
for educational advantages such as are
afforded to male subjects of the king
dom. Gen. Booth, whose plan for the relief
and salvation of the lowest classes of
England's population, has attracted so
much attention to his book, " In Dark
est England," has now a farm of 1,000,000
acres and 1300,000 in trust for the carry
ing out of his good work. . :
Nebraska comes to the front with a
war in the legislature, a war on the
frontier, two governors (that is, at the
present writing ) and another in view.
There is also, according to the press re
ports, quite a crop of czars and dicta
torsand still wo are not satisfied.
The State University cadet corps vol
unteered to go to the "Indian war." if
wanted. It seems to lie a poor use to
put college boys to, but the sense of
duty to the state that is giving them ed
ucation, that their action shows, should
The air fairly reeks .with rottenness
and corruption. The most diverse ele
ments are combined. Men who cor
dially hated each other a month ago are
cheek by jowl. The treasury plunder
has been divided. The state prison
ring is ' swelling the bribery fund.
Money and places galore are being
promised men who are supposed to be
available. The democrats are being
led into a beautiful trap. With fingers
already scorched pulling republican
chestnuts, they are to help make up the
final show and then to be kicked off the
Cash Discount Sales, Commencing
1 01 ENTIRE STOCK
Dress Goods, Silks
Underwear, Hosiery, Corsets,
Handkerchiefs and Notions,
Infants' Wear, Fur Muffs,
Collarettes and Fur
Everything in our store will be sold at a cash
discount of 25 per cent
excepting our imported dress patterns above
$12.50 and fine fur capes, on wbicn we will al
low a discount of X5 per cent only.
Our One-third Off Cloak
Bet. Tenth and Eleventh Sts. 10230 St. "
Meals 25c V v . u.
191 I B II
138 Soutli 12t.li Street, Lincoln, Net). 31 it
STATEMENT FROM SERGEANT
In view of the wild rumors set afloat
by the papers as to the conduct of the
house officers when McCIay forced the
doors Sergeant-at-arms Mishler makes
the following statement:
'There was no necessity, whatever,
for Sheriff McCIay breaking through
the door to serve the mandamus upon
Speaker Elder. The main door had
been closed by order of the presiding
officer to keep out the surging crowd
who could not bare been restrained
from bursting through the slender rail-,
ing, and mingling with the members,
and no member objected to this precau- i
tion. Had he presented himself at the
door of the cloak room, shown his au
thority and demanded admittance,
orders would have been at once given
to admit bim, and the whole unseemly
wrangle would have been avoided.
The sensational reports, set afloat by
excited correspondents, to the effect
that members of the house took part in
the melee inside the raiiing. is entirely
false. One member from Douglas did
strike at one of my assailants, and an
excited clerk did grab Gardner by the
arm, but that was the extent of the col
lision. The story, that the Independ
ents sprung from their seats and en
gaged in a band to hand struggle with
the sheriff's posse, which one reckless
prevaricator telegraphed to his paper,
does not contain one grain of truth.
The independents maintained their
seats, and not a single one passed out
of the inside railing. The turmoil at
the door was caused not by any attempt
to Keep out tne omceis, tiut by our ef
forts to keep the crowd from pressing
in after the sheriff. My men all acted
very aiscroeuy in tne trying circum
stances in which we were placed, and
the oeoDle oucrht to know the fmts.
The independents may be wrong, but
they are not anarchists, and believe in
maintaining law and order."
She "How charmingly Mr. Gabley
talks,' Mr. Groeneye. Ihere appears
to be no subject he is not informed
on." He (madly jealous) "Says he
inherits the rift; his ancestors were
barbers, you know." The Jester.
Store Clerk "Books of travel f Yes
sir. Here is something just out, 'How
to See Europe on Fifty Ceuta a Day.'"
Customer "Hem! Have you any
book on 'How to Star at Home ou
Fifty Cents a DayT' Good towe. ,
A certain city physician with sport
ing proclivities did the best shooting
on the Eastern Shore recently and
boasted of it to hissjouipanion. "No
wonder," was the other's comment,
"look at your practice."--Philadelphia
The Garrett fence machine, manufac
tured by S. H. Garrett, Mausfield, O.,
is now an established success and is in
successful operation in every state and
territory in the United States. Every
farmer should write to the above ad
dress for catalogue and wholesale prions
of wire and fencing material. 80 tf .
Wt. LICBM, : JOH!. M. STCWART.
Bx-Aitorney General .
LEESE & STEWART,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
WIltnrnpttnAlna.il th nnnrta n tha
state. Correspondence soliclilted. 81
INo. 281 Socth lira St.
LINCOLN, ; : : : NEBRASKA.
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off our regular prices,
Sale Continues this Week,
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rCBLISUID WEEKLY AT
COR. nth AND M STREETS,
J. BURROWS, Editor.
J. M. THOMPSON, Bos. M'gr.
With the new year the Farmer's Alli
ance it enlarged to eight pages. - New
and valuable departments added, mak
ing It not only the leading reform paper,
of the vest but also one of the best family
It has won the place it holds by Its
fearlessness and truth and will not be
changed in these particulars.
As an advertising medium it is an-
equalled by any paper published west of
Rates made known on application
Subscription price $125 per year. " Clubs
of R or more $1,00 each. '.?
For sample copies, terms to agvnts
etc., address, - !,
Alliance Pub. Co.
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