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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE. LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, MAR. 21, 1891.
Tbe Fanners' Alliance,
rTBLISHED WEEKLY AT
CORNER 11TH AND M STREETS,
ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
J. BURROWS. Editor.
J. M. THOMPSON. Business Ma'gr.
YV1 tract our reader ttail k with Ihi
' Au.ua C enlarg-ed to Beany doubl its
foraaer alt. W intend to add to It valu
' editorially m much M w bar to lutiza.
W bom to b abta further to enlarf it to
eevee column quarto, and will do to u mod
M our patronif Justifies IU
Th Alliance one year and
LooklngBackward post paid... .11 SO
Ditto and Labor and Capital by
Kellogg , 1 40
Ditto and Cesar's Column........ 1 W
" " ' Our Republican Mon
archy by Venler Voldo. . , ....... 1 40
The above book (or aale at this office
Ditto and Cushlng's Manuel pa
per coven. ." 1 30
X'ioth covers 00
or sent post paid as follows;
looking Backward ,. 50ets.
Cessans Column .50ct.
Labor and Capital......... .....20cts.
Our Republican Monarchy 25cts.
' Cushing's Manuel, paper cover. ,25cts.
cbth , " ...Wcts.
. Alliance I'vn. Co Lincoln Neb.
Uncle Jake's Question.
Vkrdlbette, Neb , March 1, 1891.
My former article showed I hope, that
were to barbarize a percentage of civil
. l,ed countries. I propose to notice the
difficulties and remedies in this article.
But let no one think lightly or tbe bar
barians growing up in our cities. We
increase their number every year by
immigration and growth in our midst.
The births and Importations are thou
sands of thousands. Tbe danger is no
longer a small thing.
Rome found the barbarians In the
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every back street in tbe large cities and
towns. Many of the nations of Europe
' would now be confronted with immi
nent danger, but for colonization! Of
course, there Is yet room for expansion,
but tbe limits narrow every year. As
It now stands these nations have a giant
n their bands, and every year tbe giant
grows. We shall be farther removed,
perhaps, from the final shock, but can
not avoid it if we sin on.
They are not small nor yet few. The
foundation was never sound. The fa
thers came to America for religious lib
erty. Tbey found that, but brought
their ideas of government and usage
largely from European molds.' No man
had then moved the world with a
, master pen on economics. It was not so
very strango that the pilgrims failed to
see the danger In land monopoly. Ti-
tins to land were given in fee as others
had done before them. God's order was
ot seen, for these were men to oley
God when tbey saw the law. So the
usage of buying land for several hun
tired rears back of us must be met.
Mere then centers a long line of error,
and a strong barrier to be broken. It
will be hard to break it. There is no
tertainty that it can ever be done. Stat
tea, court decisions without end, image
old and venerable, prejudice without
reason, bigotry, ignorance and bound
less are all in the way. Ambition laughs
at conscience, patriotism, virtues and
Hercules, Samson or Daniel might
tremble to undertake the work. Lin
coln had a light task to perform com
pared to this.
Next count in your want of men. No
nation ever was or ever can be better
than the men who compose it. If our
. sixty million were all real men and
women of the Spartan, early Roman or
Moses and Joshua type we could under
. take anything, but alas, my country,
your men are not a majority i tear
Would to (iod they were. Hut men
must lie had lirst. Without the in auo
cess is ImiMHoiible.
, Next comes in religion. This is the
last 1 shall name, but it is far from
, completing the whole list. Men are
never better than their religion. No in
, stauces are recorded where they ever
nave ten. twine one says, "let me
make the song of a natlou and I care
not who makes their laws. 1 auswer
backlot me make the religion of a na
lion and I will make both the song am!
the laws, The rellglnu force has ever
shown Uel a controlling force. Yvlt
pvm all deep-seated, earnest, lunet tie
rot to u to the heathen gods. Apollo or
nuunua, mi auu tun i. an or any, so
.ng film eorshlp was uotient and In
ten the nations were gi aud. luda
Win, I'hrUtlanity, MahoutedanUm am
aioruMiiim an snow the to ma result so
. !f as the lmwer la .kai msn are eon
, wilted, but not otherwte- The rn
' fc . - - I I .1. ttl..ll ... k: .
iMir m t it mention inner
Widely, But ill lead in j to great hUtoi ie
.result an riut, iuetr religion ha
always ta tan world, and w ll do it til
Ui end. Ihff It not htout Iu ih
. lill U ! la fatty ti,t ihe cmo, but
w be rtlvt attention to It Thru
what twn we to hinm wxt hal is
i(niitottMn tnuiti mi m awtnwy t;
tnb aiw worn:, fur Ut HirMfce tt dt
tatogt.Srtr h, hi tti llu-i aud
ttla,, lan'.tv, tUU and Hr fir
ti.s tyovfl uii u ft Uk!t-,t,; t.
tMu tut A lertuts on printing, art,
rheinUtry, sttrohHiay. &lory or huiko
II tug of tuitt htitr, it tin U vU
huottt tt M tit sbfttract, 1'biirMih r
NsU't;hidsifr gt tbttr duvt c
sionally. But who expects to hear the
covetousness, the pride, the treachery,
the oppression of these present times
getjumicet True we have Talmage
and Moody. ; Some others are equally
brave and honest; but the aggregate.ah,
Is there any? If so will it avail? Who
can tell? wnere is we wi iuau,
where is the scribe, who shall lead us to
I think I see the cure. Anyone can
see tbe disease. But the remedy. If.
ah. that is it if. Well, if we can be
brouffht to believe lne is your Father
even God, and all ye are brethren" and
act it as well as believe it we can be
saved, and we will be saved. What
would be the result if we did that? Mm-
ply secure to every man all bis uod
given rights. And what are they? Just
an equalshare in all of God's gifts to
men. And what are God's gifts to men?
Life, and tie meant la support life. Has
(iod done that and are we sure of it?
Let us see. There is light, air. water,
land. mal. lead. tin. iron, ffold, silver
and so on to the end of the long chap
ter. The first four are Indispensible to
life all life. Cut off any one of these
four we die anything dies, be it lish.
bird, or quadruped. Now.I bnd myseii
fcere. It matters not bow 1 got uere.
creation, development, or "sped J
growed," as Topsy did, it is all one fact
to me. You are nere, all men are here
on exactly tbe same terms, by the, same
cause and means. . '
When we get here, all inese good
li!nir are here. Kav we all come here
from some other planet and all arrived
at the same hour and everyone of us
without our consent or even knowing
bow we got here. What then? There
Is earth with all her blessings. She says
help yourselves, children. What shall
we say and what icould we say? One
man take all the air, and another all
the light, another ail the water, another
all tbe land, and s on to the end of the
shunter Not a bit of it would we say.
But we would say let each man have ail
of each he needs to use, and we should
say well. That is the true doetrlnc.too.
God has never sold out. No govern
ment ever crot a bill of sale or deed in
fee simple to any one of these blessings.
No government on eann owns mem or
ever owned tnem, or ever win own
them. They belong to (iod and be gives
them to bis children. Not sells them,
but airei them. When government has
secured to each citizen the use of bis
share and defends that citizen in the use
of it, then the province of government
ends on that question. If hundreds of
millions of acres are left after all pres
ent are supplied, just let it lay there.
The next brother that comes will want
his share, and the next until It Is all
gone. The subdivision may be neces
sary. JJut occupancy ana use is me
onlv true title, ibis win
First. Abolish all land monopoly and
every other monopoly, be it coal, iron,
ead, gold, silver or anytning eise.
Second. Will secure all God-given
rights to nature's blessings.
Third. Abolish poverty.
Fourth, Make overgrown fortunes
fifth. Aboiisn sales oi iana.
Sixth. Abolish debt by abolishing all
forcible collections of debts except for
taxes and labor.
Seventh. Abolish mortgages and limit,
perhaps destroy, interest.
rviorhtn. Mane siaverv impossiuie.
Ninth. Reduce exchange to cost of
Tenth. Make credit unpossiuie to any
but men of honor, thereby greatly ele
vfttinff the tvne of manhood.
Eleventh. Secure the homes of all in
iweiltn. Aiane a patriot oi every
man, invincible armies, because tight
iriff for home.
Thirteenth, urcatly elevate morals,
nurifv society and four fold, perhaps
ten-fold the cood of our schools. ,
Here 1 cense this tune, but 1 am not
done by a great deal.
tor (iod and humanity.
Alliance Revival Meetings.
Whittikh, Neb., March 8, 18111.
.Editor Almakck: One great bene
fit has been evolved from the agitation
in politics during the present winter,
one that the Indepcudentsoughttokeep
steadily in view themselves, and take
every opportunity of calling attention
of opponents to, and that is in the
coming campaign we will hae butane
political party to tight. By somo pro.
cess of amalgamation or miscegelnation
or some other way the republicans aud
democratic parties now sail under the
title of Dcmo-blican. It seems as thougl
it must have lteen a terrible dirty kind
of process that did it, but then their
past record nhows them catyiible of doing
dirt v things in order to keep fat hold
of the government teat.
The Alliance people uereauouu are
fnaklug arrangmeuts by which they
will become shippers oi their own pro
duce aud will alko buy their supplies in
the east. The scheme contemplates a
combination of measures to enable us
to store in our own house, and provides
also to hold lu storage for it cotisidurblo
time in the event oi tow markets.
There are so many underhanded pro
jecls amongst buyers, to hold pi ires
down and at a time, too, when outMaud
Ing paper compel one to sell, that no
doubt many schemes will ho tried to
counteract these diliicullie.
The Alliances ate doing some retlva
work this winter. It would do you
some good to near some oi the stirring
evhortlon, and see the penitents lloek
ing to Ihe anv ion Mat. The proceed
lugs at Lincoln have done more toward
recruiting the Independent tnk tmu
anv other inlluetice. The utter roUene
of the old parties is uk. glaring not
bo seen. Vt hilo th feat le attitude
the Independents their itoiuilllUtlon
will either intrtv add their hrm at ami
for principle ij admirvit men by their
euetuit s. An tild tune reituhllcv wa
heard td lay a Ut d.tys since thstt the
tht mmim,i who tnruodurltur, otiht
to hung, however, lam not inMtoroi
that, my inttUn I trott they ongl't h ue
lu me aiyiid vki y?ar
Our famiiitg laud are going to bo
ptetty rwwl cobiiUlob for it a st ring
crp. I m w ioir hs .writ long and lone
... with tto'hiiig taditw luts no
feel Jr.. but I s tp;vo w will gel on
mi mil WJ WtituHtl, .
You will hedtWHt.CUi.rle an I otliff
leading sarirtw oi corn al taiiLU
HtnHt, u N. ilia M , Llbiota.
The Land Question.
North Platte, Neb., March 2, 1891.
Editob Fabmibs' Alliance: This
young anti-monopolist thinks that the
fanners and laboring men have waked
np from their twenty-live years of sleep,
and that they have their eyes upon the
things that have been taking their sub
stance and paying the demo-republicans
for singing the lullaby songs to
keep them in their doze.
The farmers know well that it they
had got the benefit of everything they
have produced since they have been
farming, there would be no need for
them to be in debt now.
The laborer know that if he bad been
paid the value of his services be could
now have a home of bis own. These
farmers and laborers have, working in
unison with nature, produced all wealth
and surely they rightfully ought jo be
living in comfort, if not in luxury.
The man hunting work knows there
is plenty of work to do. lie sees there
U no "over-production" to cause men to
be idle. For if be sees the elevators and
cribs full of corn in Illinois, at the same
time he knows of tbe hungry stock and
hungry people in the west. And before
when he saw tbe west overloaded with
corn, which the people had to burn be
cause they could get no coal, at the
same time he knew of the thousands of
tons of coal banked in Illinois;' of the
30,000 hungry and idle miners. Tbe la
borer says there is no over-production
to keep men idle as long as people are
starving and poorly clad.
So it 7s in every occupation and trade
every year while in one section it looks
as though there is an overproduction in
some certain thing, in another part of
the country the people are iu need of
that same article.
We do not take our enemy's explana
tion any more. We look away from
home. We see the farmers and laborers.
the wealth producers of every section of
our country, getting poorer eacH year,
and the monopolists and money chang
ers waxing richer and richer.
Ihen we think that the manipulation
of money and monopoly are the causes
which bring about this state or auairs.
Who says we are not right?
As a result we have legislatures de
manding that congress take these mon-
olles out ot the hands of grasping indi
viduals and let tbe government own
and operate them at cost. As soon as
our demands are generally made and in
such a manner that we can be heard at
Washington, then these monops will
ask for governmental control. What
a spectacle! How ridiculous! ihe cor
porations owning and operating the
government and the government to con
trol the corporations,
It is my greatest desire that these de
mands will never stop until tbe govern
ment does both own and control. Not
till then can we have confidence and
Our light against monopoly can only
be won by seeing that the next congress
is full of rank anti-monopolists and by
electing a sturdy old farmer for presi
Our platform is broad enough for
every farmer, mechanic and laborer;
for every Union Labor, United Labor,
Knight of Labor and Alliance man in
tbe country to stand on and to fight for.
n 'vi let us go together, shoulder to
shoulder, and work and vote for our
mutual good, for "the good of one is
the good of all." United we can do as
we like; divided we can do nothing.
While we are battling against existing
monopolists, is it not right that we
should work and legislate to keep other
monopolies from coming into existence?
Notice our fourth demand: "That we
demand the passage of laws prohibiting
the alien ownership ot land, etc." .noth
ing whatever is said about limiting the
hndholdingof any American Individual.
I should like to ask what uitrercnce be
tween an alien landlord anil a reni-
lent landlord. If it is right ut all for
any man or set of men to own tho earth
and rent it out to their fcllowmen, and
extort from them the greater share of
their earnings, then why is a citizen
aud brother to be preferred to a for
I claim that neither have a right to
hold the earth and demand tribute from
men for the privilege of working it.
Free-born Americans ought to hate the
very name of landlord, aud accept the
statement Just made without reasoning
buppose we get what w-e want the
government to take the railroads. The
stockholders shall get pay for their
property and then there would be noth
ing that would offer a more substantial
investment than land. Let the Goulds
change their stocks for the states of
Kansas and eurasWa. the Kockafellcrs
their for Iowa, the Vanderbilta theirs
for Illinois, etc., until lifty of our lords
own every foetof farming land within
the United States, and thea what have
we accomplished? e have the railroads
and have lot our homes; we cannot
boast that this country allows each man
a home because we are tcuanls and can
hardly make enough to pay rent: we
can no longer send help to the tenants
oi Ireland because we are in the same
conditions; we shall have liecn reduced
from freeholders to a class of cringing
renters. The lands must lie ued aud
our landlords can exact whatever they
ak. Now, some perfumed geutleman
will jump up and say "we can control
the rents by legislation. " Let me say
w e cannot "regulate" the railroads and
usurers lieeau.sa we cau not gut out of
their power. Already this monstrous
landlord and tenant system is getting
to wntuine threatening altitude aud it is
not uaresouaM to supinem thnt our
land shall be taken even Wforo we get
the other luonopa under control.
Already the people are familiar with
the fail that great hodlr ol laud are
held by individuals aud that the tuoit-
f;ages are the prvper means to take the
amis and home out ot the bauds of
the bread winners and gsther it into the
uamU ot ttidiYldu!.
It is well to examine our reiit con
ditlou and see it there is ar y dauuer of
their liomtui! tntut. I copy from a
M U.d IhioL Ot tacts, putiUheil .
luitou, I), C,t
"Uwently a writer In the North
AiiHiican He lew made Ihe uriltns?
Utcuioid that the l'ultt hialr Is tho
lagvt b'ttaat forming nation in Ihe
wwild. U( ho t.Stsi.om) adults ebsaged
In agriculture !" than mo third own
Ihesr Urn, an I tsv.t td teat third are
a heavily mortgagod that I ho loisryH
they nmi my b mold om-Uur
initial to the g'alltug rut 'I ho tuiutofs
vi tsasbi lrar tat isrlvus Halts
S. Carolina, 47,219 Kansas,
Georgia, 62,175 Texas,
W. Virginia, 12,000 Arkansas.
Ohio, 48,283 Mississippi,
Iodiana, 40,050 Kentucky,
Here are twenty-one of our leading
states with more tenant farmers than
England, Ireland.Scotland and Wales."
Every mortgage foreclosure helps to
swell the number of tenant farmers and
puts tbe land into the hands of a land
lord. Let our present conditions exist
a few years yet and we will not need to
read the foreign news to read of the
evictions of tenants. Misery will be at
our doors and children, hungry and
ragged, will cry for bread, paupers will
till our almshouses, and crime will be
committed from sheer force of poverty.
If I am correctly informed Mr. bhra-
der baa introduced a. messure in our
legislature limiting the land holdings of
corporations, aliens, and foreign syndi
cates but that is not enough to prevent
individual monopoly of land by resi
dent Americans. -
If we work in the interests of tbe pro
ducers from the soil let us preserve to
them the soil. Let them have their
homes and pay tribute to no individual
but to Uncle Sam for tbe privilege of
using it. ' J. M. C.
Open Letter to the Senate of Nebraska.
Mcllen, Neb , March. 8, 1891.
Gentlemen of the Senate of the State of
I see by the associated press that you
are discussing tbe question of relief for
the drouth stricken portion of our state,
and that some member of that body bas
introduced the following amendment to
House Roll 81:
1st. That no person shall be given re
lief unless such person shall show by
the affidavit of himself or the affidavit
of two freeholders, residents of the
county, who nave personally known the
applicant for relief nine months imme
diately proceeding the passage of the
2d. That the applicant has a family
dependant on him for support.
ra. inatne is pnysicauy mcapaci-
ated for tho performance of manuel la
4th. That if seed is furnished appli
cant he will stay in the county, sow the
seed and use every endeavor to raise a
What I want to know Is, did tbe hon
orable senator! ever farm, or did tbey
ever see a man farm without using
manuel labor. It looks like you wanted
a man first to swear or prove he is not
able to work, and then while his band
is still lifted towards high heaven, swear
he will work. "O, consistency thou
art a jewel." I personally know men
that have families that came to this
country years ago in good faith, and
last year planted 23 or ;su acres oi corn
that did not raise a bushel. It is said
that " rains on the just and the unjust,"
but in this case it has not rained on
either. These people come here to
build up a home because tbey were
crowded out in the east. They had but
littlo money; freight rates were high,
lumber high, provisions high, and they
were soon left without money. Then
the Great Master above saw lit to with
hold the rain and dew, something be
yond tbe control of mortal man. The
amn ( iod that led the neonle to this
land, has put in the hearts of the Christ
ians, in the more favored localities, to
send supplies to the stricken land, (God
bless the donors is heard from hundreds
of lips) w hile vou. the servants of the
people ' are playing the monkey, and
women and children are at starvations
door. Now I want each one of you
when vou go to your rooms, to bow
down votir heads in supplication to that
same Merciful Being, to put it into your
hearts and direct you thoughts to lorm
ulnte some plan whereby this people
may le fed, and not play with the pass
problems or the death of some man that
gets 9't.om a year donated to ins widow.
that are of uuia concern to us.
I would menioralize each one of you
to do that which will be of real benetit
to tois part of the country, and when
you go home your constituents will take
you by the hand and call you noble and
true hearted brother, ana your family
greet you with their smiles and bid you
welcome when you cross the threshold.
and heaven will smile on you as never
before. Do something in the name of
home and country, in the name of hu
manity and heaven is the prayer of the
writer. A. Kvans.
A Cry for Help from Omaha and a
Omaha, Neb., March. 3, 1891.
Editor Alliance: I wish to uso the
columns of your valuable paper to help
ui out iu Omaha. My brothers there
are not many of you but that have some
relative or friend in Omaha or if uot
that the most ot you know some man
here. Now what I want to ask you to
do is to try to help us (the independents
of Omaha) to convert some of them.
rlrst, think who you know in Omaha.
Then write them a letter telling them
you wish to debate some ouestlon con-
en urn K hihih , vui uui ifimii nrre
from the reform papers aud send to
them. lo not I dUeouragud but
keep right on sending elippiugs frou
reiurui papers aua you wiutimtiiy get
them lu thinking about some of the
real Utnes f the timet, and when yon
can once get a mau to thinking about
money reform uud he seea how the
ioilo have beeu rebliwl by the tdrater
ilwukersl you have then added anothes
iuileiN'iideut to our ranks. Brother
farmers t( you wilt help us we can hate
ihuunand of Independents here in M'J.
I aworo you wo tmo a turd time here
(or nearly all the men read our daily
paper that mUrtpie8iit everything so
had ihat they sometime nuke niou ih
llevs the truth tt tlo. If a man U very
tutcken hero the banker ttjtrt a mill
hum for him and tiv to wrakrn h; In
itueuee. Vmt can hardly litiau'ut th
ivnimiuMt ww nvo to louiean whb
j lmH gWo your nKtBce la lh way
I hat ked ati'ltih'hk tt a III help
u. Ali4 Uf o, II you cm out
K' t a matt In ihlRklng he I avi m xv
oi a k U kHt for iWo 1 oa'.f iiw
Uh t the tiuoiiUiS fr a host iitaa
w hen ho iindervtamts it. Wo at gain
ing iu ntuuUrt hero lt now, but !
utw ad lvl of (W m in Omaha.
I , Cum DiAVaN.
New York. 39,873 Michigan,
Pen'sylv'nia, 45,825 Iowa,
Maryland, 13,531 Missouri,
Virginia, 34,888 Nebraska,
N. Carolina, 52,728 Tennessee,
What Do Tbe Women Say?
Senate Files Nos. 34 and 33 are, the
legitimate result of tbe disfranchisement
of one-half of the citizens of the state.
It is those in power oppressing those
without the means of defense. Does
anyone suppose that. if those men had
been elected by the votes of women, and
women were sitting in t he senate cham
ber their peers, that such a bill would
have found a place there?
Ever since the women of this country
organized for the recognition of their
rights there has been a constant change
for the better in class legislation where
their interests were concerned, but the
senate of Nebraska, in 1891, gets out its
broom to sweep back the rising tide in
favor of the mothers of the race in order
to satisfy the greed of the harm Mort
gage Loan and Trust Companies.
Maria C. Abtes.
Rick wood. Rock Co., Neb.
Kind Worda From Iowa.
Greenfield, la., March 11, 1801.
iKiEXD bt'KKOWS: 1 take this op
portunity of commending your action
in regard to standing up lor the people's
rights in Nebraskaud to thank you for
publishing and keeping neiore tne peo
ple the names of the traitors, also in
publishing the actions of their constitu
ents. Your paper grows better all the
time. Cius. A. Ward.
Notice to the Sub-Alliances of Perkins
The next regular meeting of the Per
kins County Alliance will be held in
Madrid on Saturday March, 28th 1891,
at 10 a. in., sun time .A full attendance
is desired. Secretaries are request edlto
forward reports and dues promptly.
I would like to meet presidents of as
many Alliances as possible.
T. A Cllgston,
Sec'y, Co. Alliance.
Resolutions of Condolence.
Clay Cexteb, Neb., March 7, 1801,
At a meeting of Harmony Alliance.
No. 1044 on March 7, 1891, tbe following
resolutions were auopteu:
Whebeai, It(has pleased Divine Provi
de nee to remove from our midst Myr
tha Cummings beloved wife of our
Brother J. Cummings therefore be it
Resolved, That we the members of
Harmony Alliance No. 1044, extend our
heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved
family and friends in this their sad
bereavement and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these resoluv
tions be sent to the bereaved family,
the t airneidiieraid, tne tiazette, JJemo
cratandTiiK Iabmeks' Alliance fori
, K. T. Mask,
Their Action Approved.
Waho'o. Neb.. March 7tn 1891.
Editor Alliance: Tbe following
resolutions were passed at our County
Alliance ten., sttitn, iw,
Resolved. That we. the'Saunders
Alliance do indorse the action of ouA
senators and representatives. The way
tbey have worked lor the interest of
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to our senators and repre
sentatives, also a copy to our state and
II. A. Winslow, Pres.
W. O. Rand, Sec.
- Condemnation . and Approval.
Fairview Alliance No. 1253, of Fron
tier county Neb., resolutions adopted
at a regular meeting held on the 7th of
Resolved, That we as members of
Fairview Alliance do condemn Messrs.
Collins, Turner and Taylor, as traitors
to their fellow fanners and the Inde
pendent party as they have shown by
their deeds and actions, and that we
do approve of the way that Mr. Saml.
Goduard the representative of Frontier
and Gosper counties bus shown his
principles and power in the house ef
repre.sentatives, ;thcrefore be it
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to Mr. Saml. Goddard
and to the county papers, the Sentinal
and the Faber and also the Alliance pa
per in Lincoln,! Nebraska.
Wm. Bltkh k, Pres.
C. S. Tlsis, Sec.
The Bee Again.
Mkad, Neb ., March 6tU, 1801.
Resolutions adopted by Marietta Alli
ance No. 692.
Whereas, The seed firm of Bouk &
Hupert of Greenwood, Neb., are'olfering
the umaua w eeKiy nee wim every two
dollars worth of seeds purchased from
Whereas, we are convinced that the
position taken in the past by the Omaha
Ike has beeu antagonistic to tne tci
Interests of the farmer, and
VYitKREAs.we believe the Jiee to bo a
tool in the hands of the corporation that
comes down with the mont money and
Whereas, from these causes the Ike
has become as a stench in our nostrils
Therefore be it
Resolved, That we will patronize no
firm that will attempt to allure our pa
tronsire bv such rotten bait.
That a copy of these resolutions be
spread on the records of this lodge.
Tout a copy be sent to the state paper
and also a copy lie sent to the linn of
Bouk A; Hupert.
S. J. Masom,
Sr P. Kouinmin,
D. 11. Thomhkin
From Senator Taylor's Alliance,
ALuautA. Neb.. March v. lm
ItriKiluiioiis adopted by the Dry Val
ley Alliance of which Senator Taylor is
a tiiemticr, at their meeting ou March
Wiuhkas, Tho trantaction of tho
Ul senate show that senator Win.
latlor ol MMtp eounty did not c;t a
vote ou the contest resolutions a called
hii dodging tho Uu and
I. km, Charge oi' cot ruptlou have
! as m:ulo l y tho luieenlenl pap!
o.' the t,ti and suehc hrgerem to l
Hell MtiUiued, and
Wii,iu , Sid reiolutlon eoent ned
a ttt'ut t vital lmpjiuit' to the uden
Ot the state, vu A ftvo boUn and a fair
rottnt aud sImi tho r'ttv ol a vii!ea to
an hojMrt!! be at lug and t)r Hid
WlUKCAt, The tendenev of tho time
4 lottard uku4pt!n aud. idLu'rhaie.
lion by all our muru le tt iatret of
Ihe tn oryvd cU theHMti U ll
.t.-e.'.4, That we do severely, roo
sum serator W. Taylor lor fei
lion la regard to the cos'rtt rvUtiitt
Resohed, That we depreciate any at
tempt at punishment other than to
withdraw from Wm. Taylor all confi
dence and to treat him as a man un
worthy of respect-
Resolxtd, That a copy of the above be
sent to the Loup Valley Alliance and to
The Farmers' Alliance for publica
tion. II. A. Phillips.
Andrew Bcrk field
Endorse their Representatives.
Clay Ckster, Neb., March 0, 1891.
Editor Alliance: Dear Sir. Tbe
Clay County Alliance convened Satur
day March 7, at Clay Center, and not
withstanding the bad roads and bitter
cold there were about ninety delegates
present from twenty-four Alliances.
The following resolutions were unani
mously adopted: s
Whereas, We believe our represen
tatives frem this county have stood by
us in the right, and have done a noble
work for their constituents standing for
the right of the people, notwithstanding
they have had traitors and foul politi
cians to contend with.
Resohed, That we do heartily endorse
and tender them our sincere thanks for
their noble work in doing their duty
for their constituents, and that we be
lieve they are laboring harder and do
ing more good work for the common
people of this state than other repre
sentatives heretofore have done.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to each of our represen
tatives, and also to the Alliance papers
of the county and state for publication.
A. 11. McReymolds,
Walter North hct,
11. J. Mitchell,
D. A, N orris,
Resolutions from Rook County.
Bassett, Rock Co., Neb., )
March 10, 1801.
EpiToa Farmers' Alliance: Please
find below copy of resolutions in regard
to A. li. Oaky as adopted by Rock
County Farmers Alliance, March 1,
1891, sent you for publication:
Wiiebeas, In pursuance to the action
of Representative A. H. Gale, from the
Fifty-tint district, in voting with the
demo-republicans against nearly every
thing that we, the farmers and laborers
of Rock couuty and also the state of
Nebraska aro interested in, and has
voted against nearly everything the In
dependents have asked for.
Resolved, That we, the delegates to
the Farmers' Alliance of Rock county,
Nebraska, consider the said A. II. Gale
unworthy of the confidence of all Al
liance men for his action in asking that
the legislature recognize J. E. Boyd as
governor, and also in Voting with tho
demo-republicans In favor of same.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to The Farmers' Al-
il LIANCE Paper. A. II. Gale, the Newport
Advocate, and to the Bassett papers,
and also spread upon the
we Rock County Alliance.
A. J. Taylor,
J. A. Maiieu,
A. M. i,ane,
Committee on Resolutions.
This is to certify that the foregoing is
a correct copy of said resolutions.
W. Al. HARVARD,
Sec. Pro. Tern.
Favors the Newberry Bill.
Litchfield, March 7th, 1891,
At a special meeting of tho subordi
nate lodges as follows: Union Bridge.
No. 653;, Valley Center, No. 969; Beaver
584; Good Hope. 009; Litchfield 549;
Grachus, 009; Lone Glen, 548;Mt.,01ive,
Whereas, The railroads are charg
ing an exorbitant freight rates in the
state of Nebraska to the detriment of
producers and laboring classes.
Resolved 1 bat tho above named Alli
ances assembled together request tho
senate Of Nebraska to p.ts.-t the maxi
mum rate bill known as the Newberry
bill as passed by the lower bouse of tiiu
legislature, be it further
Resolved, That we send a copy of tlieNe
resolutions toState Senator (i.N.,Sniltb,
one to The Farmers Alliance at Lin
coln, also to the Litchfield Monitor for
Howard Long, Pres.
James Long, Sec.
Training for Idle'a Battle.
Mr. Carroll D. Wright, United States
Commisnioncr of labor, contributes nn
article to the New York Tribune on tho
chanco to earn a living. Mr. Wright
estimates that in this country there
.were in June hist '22,000,000 persons,
of nil ngos and conditions, engaged in
gainful occupations; and that there are
46,000 persons added oach yeor to the
numbor engaged In all occupations, for
which vacant plitcoa thwe will next
yenrle S.OOO.OOO candidate men,
women, and children.
il the conclusions bo correct it nec
essarily follows that thosij persons who
dodro to compote successfully for the
vacant plw-es should Iw thoroughly
equipped mentally and physically, The
uocetrtdty for this equipment becomes
more apparent every dny. Even If Mr.
Wright should be mUtaken in hi
annuinption that the time hus already
cumo when - tho . uutubor of busituwa
opportunities Ut smaller than the mini
Iter of (HMnons dotdron of obtaining em
ployment. It tnut ho admitted that the
com pet H inn of tho present ttme 1 a
competition, of skill with skill, or o
skill again! tho ItM-k of it. ncrea
of Industries ha InereaM-d ihe wants ol
th -o U; luxu i !e have Ununm no
eesttle, and wwh front Invention ha
curtied with ll an liwrettd number t
tKHuipHtUm. many tf which Wero pot
Wfo known. But tbU lner.t in
produeliou ha aUi tumlo it notvmMry
that there sho.dd W iu.m iu noiw ia
and fttrwgth bnmU Uw nj, u4
thai even tho farm bund inut h le.
formation tf a lli;hir gnulo then lh
merely neco)- looublehimtowb.if
to n t tho r In handl Ihe hoe. (a
every tHmttrnerd of !eJ4-y mm anj
wotted iuulu ho it t.oly t hnl. 4
eonlpm tit, but bring la their vutploi
limit t hre tir and id.tlty.
M'v lk4 -'My J!5 iiule tioy,
ff ou wmit to iei4 m Itta, alwita
lvk (stlit vttth 4vct thin )'i dV
Jl -- !. ittrfiit. 1 tHk MVt IUU
! wot ting itta this Ima-iilnjuU"
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