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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE. LINQOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, M AH. 7, 1891.
The Situation Ably Discussed by a Hall
DoxiriiAJi, Neb , Feb. 2?, 1801.
Editor Farmers Alliance: It
seems as time drags along that the cor
poration capiers on every hand con
tiuue to add their advice as to what the
mtmbers of the present legislature
must do in regard to giving tho ship
per and producers of this state relief
in the way of cheaper transportation
The independent party of this state
, alt through tho campaign of 11)0 and
up to the present timu have demanded
' nothing, aud are not at this tiruo anting
for toy legislation that will In any
- manner c:1pp!o tho state. The three
leading corporation paper of this state,
namely, Omaha Bee, World-Herald and
Lincoln Journal, are willing at all times
to applaud the action of any independ
cot member of cither house whenever
he proves himself a traitor to the com
mou eople by casting his vote us de
mandod by the corporation power of
this state. Tho entire moneyed power
has combined to thwart the will of the
people, and any sane person who has
kept himself posted as to tho working
of the machinery since the, beginning of
the contest can plainly sue that the
principal and only object was to defeat
the people's choice for governor, ex
peeling thereby to defeat any legislation
which Is calculated to benefit the
It U not the tnemtiers of tho Alliance
1one that are interested. The mer
chants of our citie'. towns and villages,
many at least, are demanding cheaper
rales, aim are waicmng wnn roucn in
terest the workings of the legislature In
this restieet. As a rule the people of
this seuiioii take but little stock in Mr.
Boyd's message, and still less in bis an
swer to John hi, Thayer in the quo war
Will the Alien Governor sign the bill
and make the measures which has
passed both houses a law repealing the
one cent bounty ou sugar, or will he in
tervene with his veto and set aside the
will of the people through their ropro-
A majority of the people will always
contend that their candidate John II.
Towers was legally elected to the ofllco of
governor of this state, and lllegaly pre
. veuted from acting as suctt through the
combination of tho powers above men
tioned, The supreme court is guilty of enter
ing Into one of the most damnable
schemes that has ever come to the sur
face in the politics of this Mate, and
whyT Not so much to defeat fiov.
Towers, but to defeat tho people and to
wsne their masters, corporations and
moneyed power, which can be done
with Boyd or any other person they
are permitted to name. 1 he question
now Is aro we to have an alien governor
or will it Im a bastard, or one that was
never voted for by the people.
Let me say right here that when the
people speak again at the polls it will
be with no uncertain sound, as regards
the supreme Judge who Is to be elected.
As Rnsewater would say, the venal
vampiro camp needs cleansing. The
' Alliance is here to stay, as Is being evi
denced by its conlinuat growth, as at
nearly every meeting of the Hubordi-
muIa A I ll d unai et I Mu itrktlnl v tintv fttifim.
tiers are Itelng enrolled. Notwith
standing the fact that Senators Collins,
Taylor and Turner, and Representative
dale have proven themselves traitors
to the people who honored ilium, all
still have faith that by the perseverance
of the members who aro more honor
able, that we will get some good legis
lation. Soldier's Fkiend.
The Tendencies and the Nee is of the
Polities. The leadingdomand upon the
farmers Is in a political directiou. This
is a republic. That means it is a govern
ment of law derived from public opin
ion. The convlctiens of tho people to
day becomo law to-morrow. The stream
Ls never purer than Us source the laws
are never wiser than the average hon
esty, and no more intelligent than those
who make them. Political aeutimeut
divides Into parties; and party actions,
party honesty (or dishonesty) becomes
government action. A party is simply
a mass of men. The law that brings
them together Is a chain of many links.
With one portion It is agreement upon
questions of public policy, with another
it Is a question of leadership, with an
other it is educational prejudices, nud
another mere blind following, and of
late the cementing power of ignorance,
vice, theft, robbery and boodle. Of
late a dangerous and growing prepon
derance ol the latter clans. The voting
intelligence of the nation is rapidly be
coming diluted by ignorance, and eon
sequent ly vile and vicious actions.
It looks as though the struggle was
prnctie.1 y upou u as to which should
hold supremacy In directing the destiny
of the nation, victorious thievery . rob
bery aud corruption, or Intelligent vir
tue. Hight here the farmer occupies n val
uable position for public good. He be
longs t that dans which is neither
dangerously rich or viciously poor
whUh U neither crafty pleaders for
power oa one side, nor ignorant rabble
ou the other. Of late there has Imhu
projected Into our politic a large and
unreasoning element, which U not em
trolled by Judgment but by leadership.
To such iHiwvr hit this rlas rWeu that
the subihty of the government is seri
ously threatened. The history of the
lal thiny year U pregnant with ma
tctlal for litis eoticliniou.
ll would treiu a If it was atout lime
for the great vol Idle cU. i'.w farmer,
to pniuc In some lutflUiretit staod.ird of
political Judgment. 'Ihero Is great
u-d of a powtf ful UJrt'lloa of oiig'ual
AHirtesv honesty lata pilule l it
Hot about tlirn to pir our plitlcl
choice ad ocU,kiM by th siaudstd
of lMirUtUiu. hoae.ty a fed lulelhgebeet
Take th m three tdmnt and apply
latin as a iraojht tdgw to every patty
tUst tvuirs to ju fur suppott-
We have rr rra tt la heitovt thvl
the future contains riit ad wlou
co(tktl tr the Id A our aoble re
public. It is the fanners", and laliorers,
and their wives and daughters, that we
must look to for staunch, intelligent
support which must be accorded to the
principles of eivii and religious liberty.
Here then is a wide and responsible po
sition which we must till, andthequick
crthe better, if tilled honestly and
wisely. We will iiod that, here, as in
our own business, there needs to be a
fertilizing of the intellect. We must
study th situation, for to us will con
stantly 1ms referred thejsolution of its dif
ficulties. We must train our minds to
a more thorough discriMiinai ion of duty,
and to that end we must study politics.
not for the sake of party so much as i o
the sake of country, and the supremacy
f order and eood wholesome lawsi
eoual to all. We see how essential U
the preservation of American , liberty i
the essetice?of true patriotism; and tin
estimate we place upon patriotism wil
mark the measure of our power an
force as a citizen.
Today the pjwer of cubital ha
reached an insane height. All power
are beut to the protection ami emolu:
ment of capital. The individual, th
citizen, the claims of country are sul
ordiuated to It. This tendency
threatening the very existence of th
republic. Hut your true patriot wii
say. if you have no country what M
vour capital T if you have do civ
liberty how can you enjoy your capital
Extract From a Piivate Letter.
We have been requested to publi-
the following extract from a private Ie
ter not intended for publication. T
writer was long a staunch rcpublica.
wheel-horse of thisstite.
LaMAHTINB, Feb. 0, 1891
I have beel
watching closely your contest ou tin
tfovernorshlD and other ollices; and i
sometimes makes me so d to mad U
see the course old Honey and that Lis
coin Journal is taking mat I can no
read or do anything else. Ihey an:
trying to drive that man iturrows crazy
aud unless he has more than commoil
good sense they will do it. lie stands
up to them bravely. He is as ll were-
one man strainst tho world; and he will
have to have a Jim Fisk head on him to
hold his own with them. I have never
seen the man but once, I think; but my
opinion of him .then was that ho was a
good one that he would never say any
thins but what he could stay by, and
that he had the sand to maud by his
opinion when he knew be was right; aud
have never uaa reason to ciiauge my
ODiolou of him. 1 can sco by those
other papers how hard they are strug
gling to drive the people against him,
They dread this man jmrrowr iwwer
among the people worse man an eise;
and could they but get up a feeling
among the iieople against him, let it be
ever so small, ft would be more satisfac
tion to them than anything that could
happen, and will surely be one of the
first moves toward the down fall of the
ndooendent nartv. Ibit so far all seem
to stand solid. Those letters published
weekly from tho Alliances showing their
unity, and assuring Iturrows of their
sympathy, and how well they ar satis
fied with his work aro a great strength
to him. They cannot give him too
much praise for the manly fight he has
made for them, and if they will stand
solid together and work in all the states
us you have in Nebraska and Kansas,
Wl will see the people in control oi mo
and. Jlcaven grant tt may oe so.
Hut did you ever see what a dastardly
fight those eastern gold bugs are mak
ing on the free coinage of silver, They
have unquestionably got it downed un
til next December, aud this gives your
eastern money lenders almost another
year to force collections on mortgages
. - .1... I.L. .. 1
auu ioreciosures on me uign urioeu
money gold basis. And how well tliey
know that indebtedness cannot bo paid
n that kind of money. It ls a gratifica
tion to them to be able to hold the peo
ple down In slavery to them, if only for
one vear more. And to think that d d
old ligiire-head, Harrison, has lent him
self with all his powers to that crew
against tho people, it is loo much for
people to stand. He had better beware
or (iod will reach down and crush him
as he did that minion ot his i'n New
York tho other day at tho Delmonlco,
where he had went to get iu his work
agniust the people, and (iod smote him
as he did Vaudcrhilt with tie words of
his own condemnation right on his
t outrun. I mhv lion Hm-rUon itistlv de
serves a like fate; aud he had better be
ware, ihls wretch was called there to
make further pledges to these demons
arrayed in purple mid lino linen, over a
feiml of wines and all the fat and good
things of the earth, whilst the poor
wretches they were plotting against
were down In the mine with their Dick
ering candle, and a not over loaded
stomach, seeking lor the metal this crew
was endeavoring to debase for their
own hellish ends and purposes. Hut the
miners had a friend who was watching
over their rights, whilst they were in
utter oblivion of this conclave of tho
villlaus who had met ns they supposed
unknown to him to rob him of his hard
and dangerous earnings. Hut that one
"who notes even tho fall of a q:ir
row" cut tho thread, nud he fell In the
initUt o( all their grand aud gorgeous
splendor. I ween it brought the ne
farious job to a sudden close. You may
think It hard for me to write of one
dead In this way, but I cannot help It.
Ilis own word,' given to the world JuM
More l was felled to earth condemn
htm. He knew he was lumping the
rights of the woile; but he ouly asked
to do it for a little while. The con u try
was not ready for it, it would be H go nl
thing but the people must wait until
the gold bugs could draw In their net
and make one more catch, but be w
not permitted to see the net drawn and
I am glad of it -am I not right? I
Itc'idthe article in The Al l lAM k of
1W 7th, writttut under the title of the
WnterleAn HMle," and you will see
how these titlntos like tumid and all
these usurpers of the people's right
hsve leu preparing for the coining of
these times, ihey hsve Iteeit buiUtlng
up the court a bidwsik sitalnH the
people whtn the hour ohould com
m heu they should need then, a need
them they must. This i but the hUtory
of all counlrbs and powers th it ht
gone down umb r the liwi heel of ty
ranhf The uf jt c fortmh
bate even Urn the ptUm tools id the
Mttrpcr and t) rut, 'I hey aro !Uv
rtUlout to se thai 'M uliipuutt of
ihe.e ateUvorahtc to them, ll wai i la
CbrUr time, and ll It nwUdler now
lut t mut rc for tbU ti ne as 1
hate tu write to Willie )vl, and I htv.t
Ie ft to work at ft !it. oe ulht shift
M tevk, Lot to all ami writ ofiou.
Pom Kock County.
Dl-it, Rock, Co , Nob., Feb. 20, 18U.
Editor Alijanck: I thought per
haps you would print a few words from
this section. Wo do not take your
splendid paper, but thanks Iju to Cod
and yourself we get a sample copy once
in a while. We are amongst the north
westerp Nebraska drouth s .iTurerx,
consequently when the male member
keep up their Alliance dues and bread
to eat they have not much money left
to spend for papers, but my word for it,
Just lot us out of this ditch and we will
be a weekly reader of tbo paper that
stands up for tho farmers,
The blizzard of the 8th of Feb. did not
lend to lessen the farmers' troubles any
as there was a great deal of stock lost.
Kock countys' orgauizer, Mr. Har
vard, organized au Alliance here about
four mouths ago, with leu charter mem
hers. During the first two months
there were over 20 members added to
the list, and I understand there are
fourteen others to come in next meet
ing. Heretofore we have met every
two weeks, but as soon as spring opens
up we will meet every week
I saw in the Alliance an article
headed "Where will tho republicans
go?" I think, like the owl aud- the bat,
they will crawl off in some dark spot,
where they will sit aud wink ami blink
at the Independents for the dazzling
light ot the glorious day that is dat
ing will be too much for their unaccus
And friends, I think tho sun will rise
about the fall of 1802. Let li-isewater's
ltee buzz If it wants to. It takes back
talk to bring oul the good points of the
Josie Lilly, Lecturer.
A Oood Letter Prom Bro. Preston, of
IUzile Mills, Neb., Feb. 2U, 181)1.
LniTOB Alliance: Of courso it need
not be expected that tho Independents,
state or uational, will accomplish every
thing they desire nor tbat they will
make no mistakes, and some will desire
inino things uot wiso. Hut the uprising
of tho farmers of this country is one of
tho most titling things in the political
and moral world, and is no wild im
Will the movmcnt as some predict,
die out? If the farmers are a set of dun
derheads it will. Hut they aro not, aud
they beglu to realize their power. Yet
they need a stiil more profound sense
of this power. Give u this sen.se and
union and there Is uo knowing w here
unto this thing will grow. Down with
any fool that jields to any disintegra
ting in tine nee. 1 havo no bitter thing
to e.ay of the old parlies but it U evideut
that they have failed to lntcre.-t them
selves ai they should la the wellato of
the toiling claws.
As to the "hogt in the parlor" it may
bo suid that the toilers might be more
familiar than they are with parlors had
uot some of tho monopolistic hogs and
law makers crowded Ilium Into kticheus
and one room shanties.
There are two dilutes of pauper in
the world, the tntor pauper ami the
rich piiiH!i. The ftv poor oues are
thoe that are siippotted by otlicn and
can't help themselves. The th-h pau
per has the power to compel others to
ll U time some thiugs were evened up
a little aud we come to under laud what
that phrase mean. "The grrstriii good
to tt greatest nuiuhri." 1 "hU Is a pre
cept that, as a uatlou, we have always
tstiht but neter practiced.
When we uuderNnd HepuhUeanUtit i
we will l td thitt tt U a mighty head!
thing l.et tu cousidur its de ivUtlou,
re AVd, sudrued ! republic,
literally, "the tsing et (ho pwbU Hut
our f-tft(tUtor have been cotiidtrtng
r .ihtt the thliiiiD id the int !, tit-
flat, UtOIHtatllK UUI UlUK'lV..
There are hoaet men in all th par
lies, but '!y au iifuu hampered aud
tdun weak. Then lhrw r some
i shmelcn tonndft. Whf hit aol
Mr. Uo.vd repelled the assertion that he
Is kit alien? Why hat he wot uuil
the moid thing cnadimtnatioit agtinsl
I..Imun aud tultdiulim at the poll?
Why tu not the Ubi g Journals vt
the old parties thundered out again t
Multitudes among the leaders have
come to the condouinz of any "cussed-
ness.' that Dromotes party interest, and
journals of which we might hopo better
things. This is one of tho dark signs
of the times. This is proof that many
of them who have led are not fit to lead.
1'bey are debauchers of public seiiti-
puent. Among them is the present
luayor of Omaha, who declared that
my tning was lair in a wanare to ueieat
li certain measure.
In view of many such sins against
the public conscience and the spirit of
greed and oppression, it is a very lining
thing indeed that there should he an
overturning and an uprising all along
. . . -
Alnv there lie no false guiding nor
truckling. Men, "stand to your guns."
lours lor equny.
J. 1. 1'kestok.
Consolation for the Tiaitor Collins,
OrKLL, Neb., Feb. 10, 1801.
Editob Farmeks' Alliance: Do you
) relieve now that what I wrote last week
n regard to Mr. Co'lins was true? I
f think it is right to call things by their
fright names. We werewell informed
I here of his treachery, arid his vote was
no surprise to our Alliance. Neither
are we divided as to what should be the
remedy. Glcnwood and Paddock gave
lilma vote of 310 out of a total of 450,
Kind he was pledged to give bis influence
for maximum freight rates equal to
It hone of Iowa, against usury, to lower
It he Icnral rate of interest to six per cent
(''1-1. A. ..K.. I. ..II... -.... ..!.........
and a fair count. What is the result?
So far as he has voted he has been a J u
das in every act. We onlyhope that ere
he reaches home he will nave lollowed
out the action of his predecessor. That
he ever can live in pance ia Gage coun
ty is an irridescent d.-eam. Traitor to
Ihis party, to his country, to his family
Vtiid to Ills (sod, ins name win be a
Vitench in the nostrils of all honest men
Irrespective of party, I sincerely hope
lie will lire tq be a hundred ye;trsold;
for every day will be filled with the cry
from the people, Traitor! Print it, Mr.
Kditor, iu bold tjpd Collins the traitor!
Have it clectrotyped, keep it always in
your paper. Let not the people lorget
Collins the traitor, who sells (lis pledge
for a mess of pottsge. He deserves not
to be a citizen of Nebraska a lit associ
ate of his employer Hoyd. Henceforth
he is to the Independents what Arnold
whs to otir Continentals, and ;his name
will go down in hist ory branded traitor.
J, M. MlLLIIOLLAND.
An Alliance Library.
llnlus and regulations of the economic
library, of tho Oak Valley Alliance,
The librarian; under control of the
Alliance, shall have charge of the books
and shall be responsible for the pre
servation of the same.
Members of the Alliance are entitled
to the privileges of the library, and will
have access to the books in tho follow
Members are entitled to draw books
from the library by applying to the li
brarian, who shall keep a record of
name of member and book and date
book is drawn.
Each, memlier is entitled to draw one
volume and retain it from one regular
meeting to another of the Alliance, and
it may be reserved for another at the
same time, provided application bo
made at next meeting after book was
A fine of 2 cents per day shall be
paid on eoch volume, which is not re
turned according to tho provisions of
tho preceding rules, and uo bjok will
be delivered to the party incurring the
fine, until said line is paid.
Any book retained two weeks beyond
tho time it was taken, or removed, shall
be considered as lost; and the person
who took it shall be liable for the full
value of the book, or if one of a set, to
the full value of the set, and in default
of payment shall be temporarily sus
pended from tho privileges of tho li
brary, at the discretion of the Alliance.
All money obtained by Hues and
losses shall bo used to purchase addi
tional works for the library.
Writing in books is prohibited, and
all injuries to books beyond reasonable
wear, must be promptly paid for to the
satisfaction of tho librarian.
Tho library shall be known a"s the
economic library, composed only of tho
latest works on political economy,
finance nud economic subjects.
Donations from memliers of the Alli
ance or from any other source, under
these rules will bo gratefully accepted.
All communications should ho ad
dressed to W. It. Parks, librarian,
Woodluwn, Lancaster county Neb.
W. It. Paiikh, Librarian.
What He Would Do.
McCook Ji sctiom, Nob,. Feb. Ifi J. Uur
rown, Lincoln, Neb; (Dear Hir: Muxes thou,
sain! men ret rcn ponded to jouresll for 'a
tboimund uieu who are not nfrslU to tile?" I
can remhly wt a iimj of men at my com
mand, who not sCmld to die In defonm of
ot their country. Inn willin to outrun at
tho lutt rtilluall, but my Ides ol ixiiioneiiciiiM
Hit) kteiru lor HiHiity lor MUloli I ho UiHirinu
vtauMta nr now eiinntrvd, would lie to linn s
lew ot Ih unrohUl Slid esotikliesi noiiuull
lie likii )ouioll. Iu our nwu l'n, Uolore
eooiuu ikmiik on r-iiitiiiein una Ueinoentt.
Ubeuit'liliy )our. .
J. K, Al SlN,
Kditor of Kevord (Independent.!
(iood seuse, if It" had possessed it,
would have I ml need the aUive Idiot to
Inform himself whether Mr, Hurrows
had ever made the call alluded to More
he indulged iu such a foot tirade. If be
had done to, he ould have learned that
the vbatgrt was without fouudatlou.
lif.te.td of au Independent, the fellow
prints rcpuh-ocrat hel devoted to
the Interests tt banks aud railroad.
However, he his acomplUhed hh object,
will' h wts to get hl name In the paper
IndignatkMt Mtttmg in CUf Co.
A pubiie ludlgnailot) uieting of the
IndeMitdent it ltj)n conniT wtH
U held In lb!ik, M,rvh Itsh, Id
Au luvlltlu U tvtsudetl Iu all who
th to i rc their comlt'teitalUin of
the com wi id O P. t eUiiit lu Ihe st uate
the preeui svuloa. 11 all turn out
with Uuurrs and niottoet suiUble for
the etHNMioii. ty order of e.uiuilt
J, M. MlLlllMlltvil'.
I5EAKIM. OX THE fiSEAT
RAILROAD BOSSES INSTRUCTED
TO VOTE FOR BOYD.
A Good Letter from Bra Palmer.
Lditok ALLIASCE: As I have seen
nothing in your valuable paper from
this vicinity lately. I thoucht I would
write, to let you know how the Inde
pendents and all law-abiding citizens
feel over recent developments at the
seat of war. In the language of the
good Itook, I must exclaim, verily thou
art a true prophet, for so far every one
of your prophecies have leen fulfilled.
You said before tho election that "the
ail road corporations were in tho com
bine to elect Boyd." I have positive
evidence that the section foremen on the
K. & M. and the K. C. Ac O. here were
instructed to vote for Uoyd. One of the
foremen told me that bo would uot go
to the pells to vote because it was inti
mated to him tbat if he did not vote for
Boyd he might lose nis situation.
If any further evidence was needed
to convince the most skeptical, surely
the actions of their representatives at
Lincoln who sail under the demo repub
licat tlag, have furnished such evidence.
It fully demonstrates that the leaders
who have control of Iwth old political
parlies will resort to any means, how
ever contemptible, to sain their ends.
which is to keep the feet of ihe -corpo-.
rations on tne uecks oi me producers.
In regard to the last crowning act in
the contest drama taken oy the senate,
I thiuk that every member who voted
against the concurrent resolution is
guilty of perjury, and should be delt
with according to law. lor did they
not take their oath to support tne con
stilutiou? And does t not say plainly
that contested elections shall be deter
mined by joint vote of both branches of
How ay one can vote with either of
the old parties Jailer what has tran
spired in tills state, is a mystery to me.
Rum and ruin have triumphed this
time; but let us hope that it will only
act as a propelling power to help push
the ball that was started by the Nation
al Alliance at Omaha,, which is bound
to roll on and on until in 181)3, like an
avalanche gathering strength as it goes,
it will sweep on to Ihe White House,
and victory will be ours.
Hoping that you may be spared to
light the battle of the just in the future
ss you havn most nobly done ia the
past, I am fraternally yours,
H 'C. Palmeu.
The Spirit of '76.
Editor Alliance: The old party
papers seem to be vieiug with each other
in trying to impress upon the minds of
the western producer their dependence
upon eastern capital. They may suc
ceed and at the same time convince
them that the wealth their own hands
have produced has been given power to
enslave tbcm; that a system of govern
ment tbat compels a man to abandon
tho fields of industry that produces all
the wealth and become a prey on them
is built on quick Band.
There may be a lingering hopo in the
breasts of the old parly bosses that the
poverty of the western farmers will
f irce them back into the old parties.
We think we can safely assure them
that there is no danger of them return
ing to their vomit or falling again be
fore their golden calves.
I ho western producer knows that the
class that holds the gold has the power
to bankrupt every debtor, but they also
know that should they attempt to en
force their power that American inde
pendence would soon render them
rroiessional tricksters anu trained
politicians may sneer at honest hut in
experienced hayseeds; bu' the fact re
malus that whenever American liberty
has been menaced the field and forest
has furnished her defenders, ragged
aud inexperienced though they may
have been. Wat-hingtons' army at Val
ley Forge, Verry on lako Erie, Sumpter
and Marion In the forests, and Jackson
at New Orleans, are examples that will
incito American patriotism as long as
governments shall last; and we might
add for tho benetit of American nobility,
that British sympathisers calling them
selves American always received the
reughost handling by theso defenders.
J. U. USLKH.
Resolutions of Red Willow Co. Alliance.
Wuf.kkas. Tho supremo court of
Nebraska hps lately rendered an opin
ion that tho concurrent resolution con
cerning the joint convention to hear and
decide the contest eases for Klato otllcers
must be signed by the presiding olliccr
of each house aud the governor, or car
ried by a three fifths majority to be con
stitutional or law fill; therefore be it
Kesolird. By this Bed UIow county
Farmers' Alliance duly convened and
asMMiibled this 7th day of Feb., lS'.U,
1. That the opinion or decision of the
supreme court l outrageous and a re
vei al of former opinions of said court,
contrary to all known authority, com
mon law or common sense.
J. That we do not believe tbat See-
lion 15 of Article ft, ot the constitution
of Nebraska, ever w as intended to be
construed In such a way that a chief
executive should have to sign a concur
rent iVMilut'.ou to try a run lest for Ids
election or for any other olTeuse of his
ofllce More It shall bo legal to try said
content or olfenso as au ollicer.
8. That said supreme court of Ne
brka, by rendering such ntt outrage
out t'plniou has di ended lo and lent
itelf to a most tligracrfut pailUau
rliiiit lo cheat this great common
wealth out of a jot and fair flection,
and set a precedent for unfair and tin
sci uputou eh t tiont, w hich otUUh till
us with disrespect and cotiltinpt fur
said com t.
4. That w Mh'te thstt our legUU
lure Is the Pvpr and supreme u
Ihorlty In seitle all legal authority I j
alUhli'f ceeitue title tt our ite,
and we dem not that they hil pioitipt'
y d so according la the ev Meiiee In the
f, no wtihtedtiig tie opUtou of
Ihe so pit me court t Ihe contrary,
Ihstwe heartily approve of and
appreciate Ihe gaPwiil Ptfbt msde for
Jutlc and the riitht by Brother Jy
lltirrtma and aMoclatea through 'I ur
I srtviiM All I4X k of Lincoln, and we
earnestly solicit all to sobscribo for
said paper and lend a helping hand t-
thoe who are getting so much vile
abuse for working for our rights.
. Tbat wo denounce the followivg
papers as tools of corporations, parti
san cliques and monopolies, unreliable
and unworthy of fiuport: viz. Omaha
Bihi, State Journal, World Herald
Fairfield News, Clay Center Sun, Sut
ton Advertiser, and many other paper
that have worked against the interebt of
the farmers and laboring people of
? Tbat copies of these resolution
be sent to each Subordinate Alliance in
this county for their concurrence, and
also a copy be sent to Tn Faumer'
Alliance at Lincoln Nebraska, for
publication, and also one each to our
representatives and state senators in the
I hereby certify that the above is a.
true copy of resolutions adopted Feb. 1,
1891, by the Bod Willow county Alli
ance. A. C. Black, Sec.
Resolutions Relating to Relief in Kearney
The following resolutions were unini
mously adopted by Progressive Alliance
No 1)80, Feb. 21 1891.
Whekkas, Information has come to
ns from we lielieve trustwor hy source,
that W. A. Downing, a member of the
county board for the city of Kearney
and chairman of the poor committee,
did unscrupulously withhold informa
tion concerning the necessity for assist
ing the destitute people of Koarney,
and heartlessly denied the existence of
destitution, thereby preventing tho
board from taking action for relief of
the destitute. And believing such
heartlessness deserves public rebuke, in
order that a repetition of like conduct
may Dot occur again, and that the un
fortunate poor may be saved from such
brutal tyranny; therefore be it
Revolted, That we denounce such con
duct as unworthy any honorable man,
showing as it does a depravity only
found iu the petty, time-serving llun
kics of autocrat; and
Resohtd, That we withhold our pat
ronage from Downing and others con
cerned in this inhuman selfishness; and
Resohtd, Tbat copies of these resolu
tions be gent to Tub Fabmrks' Alli
ance, Kearney Courier and Gibbon Ue
porter for publication.
It. J. Wallace, Sec.
Resolutions of Alliance No. 1534.
The following resolutions were
drafted by a committee of lodge No.
1.V14 of the Farmers Alliance, appointed
at Its regular session Feb. 20, 18U1.
Whereas, The Independent mem
bers of tho present legislature have
been placed in a critical position by tbe
action of the demo-republican combina
tion and its political papers; therefore
be it -
Resolved, That wc, tho memliers of
lodge No. V)M of the Farmers Alliance
heartily endorse the action of the Inde
pendent members in exposing the cor
rupt and fraudulent acts of the demo
crat and republican parties; be it
Resotced, That wo encourage them to
carry out tho Independent movement,
aud that we pledge ourselves to stand
side by side with them in all just move
ments; be it also
Resolred, That we express our bitter
indignation and contempt toward the
three Independent members for their
action on the resolution for joint con
vention; no it hiso ,
Resolred, That wo fully appreciate
the invaluable aid reut'ered by Brother
J. Burrows, through his valuable pa
per, by encouraging the Independ
ent members, and by his manly attack
on the combined opposition in defence
of the people's rights; be it also
Resolred, That copies of these resolu
tions be published in Tub Fakmeks'
Alliance at Lincoln, and the Otoe
County Alliance at Dunbar.
W. r. MOKtN,
F. S. Hail,
F. L. Williams,
Honest Tolls Demanded.
Resolution D!lSfied at thn tneetinrr r.f
Maple (irovo Farmers' Alliauce Satur
day evening Feb.,14, 1891.
Whereas, The laws of Illinois nnd
other eastern states require the miller
10 give seven-eigntns of our grist iu re
turn ground, and the State of KVIimu.
ka five-sixths, and
Whereas, Ihe millers of Nebraska
ignore nil law. anil in renlitv rrt..i,..
give us from oue half to two-thirds in
Restilrfit. That w dpmnrwl nf nm-1.
latqrs, that they enaot a law, compelling
tho millers of Nebraska to give us the
same ia return for our grain (hat the
millers of Illinois and other eastern
stitles aro renniri il In rlvi nn.i oiu.
t . , r ..ml
make its violation a criminal offense.
J- M. Ckaub, Pres.
John Haiex. Sec'y.
Buffalo Creek Alliance No. 880.
At its reflll.ir lili'elinir Pol. 00
: f v... o, unani
mously adopted tho following resolu
tions: That we hlirhlv commend
ing county papers for their defence
of tho people against the oppression of
the corooratioii.4. I'irii.lil 1 1 .... 1.1
, , - .... . .. i,).,, on
zette 1 Denioerat nud Suttou llegister.
aljo Ihe Iarvirim' Alliance,
iiuu w condemn l no monopoly pa
pers of the state for their malicious and
misleadiiitr stnteiiu.nl n if 1 i.u 1. ........ 1...
- n ......... .... wi canuiTS w
fore the people,
that we heartily endorse and feet
proud of our representatives iu the leeis
lature from Clav couutr.
, 1 llllt MM flll-lil.lt n timiu .if 4l. ......
I w WJ.j vi in reso
lutions to each of the papers ineuiloued.
' I". STRAIT,
D.uhawuv hv f.ill.1.1 I., 1.. ii,
bad hitbil of lalkiti In lilt' !f ll..l.-
ClttVfitou l wondered Why you were
looking f bof-d." .ir;.s Ihttur,
Singleton - -Are all tvpew rilei
pretttr Iteuedict vVei'l. every
niau s wife lliittk lh.il fcer hiubaud a
is, n) W) - nuvr.e .imrrtntn.
"Simpson i a curious feltowj I
vr kite hint to flitch nt a joke,"
Then It s evidwiii a . vi-r ho.trd
him Nil t. hlui l,"-,.V, p, Ttm.
At,(hn. . von i.Hov, MU
M,ud. I wciitiy hid l,tlf min i Ult
ulifht " M.tMiud" 'tl. whydido'l
VoueuM ou Vu Mil till.tf '-' f t(wi
J. tl. Mt'Murtry, rel rtt ami
loan, al4iat't and noury. McMurtry
block, Adjtiinlng Alliaace lwd purlers
rxirutr t !vtitU and M tfeU.
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