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. K Word to the Wives and Mothers.'.
Is it possible that the wives and
aethers of to-day can see no difference
In their surroundings in the last twenty
years? Do they know what has produced
these changes? How many that we have
talked with shoulder all the blame upon
their poor, innocent husbands? They
have cot managed right, or they have
networked hard enough. To be sure
they are to blame in one way. They
have legislated this evil upon them
selves. Tbe women have had no share
ia this. But for our own sakes and the
sake of oar children, when we see them
sliding down hill don't give them an
other shove. Let us help them with
all our might in their noble strike for
liberty. Let us be as earnest and faith
"ltd in tite work as were our noble
Mothers when the struggle was going
with Great Britain. They did not
stand idly by. Let us imitate their ex
ample. We hope we will not be called
upon to mold bullets; but let us help to
taold the vote that will be needed to
gala the working man's liberty. The
good book says "He that is not for us
is against us."
How many we hear say, "what can
we slot we have no right to vote." Nev
er sniad. If we are faithful the day
will come when our voice will be heard.
Ia the mean time we can all help by
not whining and grumbling. Every
time oar husbands spend an evening at
the Farmers' Alliance or K. of L. meet
ings; or spend a few dimes to gain dol
lars for luxuries or to save our homes
for us, don't fly at him and call him an
Idle spendthrift, but encourage him in
every way to help to put down mo
nopoly and oppression.
We would kindly ask the women of
to-day to lay aside the trashy novel and
read something that will inform them
as to the condition of eur country, and
its money affairs. How few women
know or can be made to believe the ut
ter wretchedness and woe to be found
among the laboring people of this free
country. Their kind husbands have
shielded them too carefully. They have
no room in their selfish hearts for pity
lor the poor wretches who have had
just as kind husbands, whom poverty
has driven to shame, degradation aud
crime. Read, dear women, inform
yourselves, know for yourselves what
has caused this extreme poverty to so
many. It makes our hearts ache to see
tbe poor, helpless children taken from
their still more helpless parents, and
scattered over the country to the mercy
oi strangers. Dear sisters, when times
are hard you are all willing to do with
scarcely noinmg ana work all the time,
Io the monopolists' wives live on less,
r wear less hue clothes? Do thev help
to produce a single article of clothing
w loodf Should not the producer have
the beat of what he produces? So long
as money kings have the power, will
we not have to pinvh and to save for
idlers to enjoy.
Poor, innocent. Ignorant women. will
you blame your oppressed enslaved htis-
baacu for banding together to tinht
tlewa this oppression; w hen the bankers
sum all other business tirmi and cormi
rations band together to tight the poor
laborer. There is nothing that pro
duces snore pleasure in a household,
that makes happier, sunnier tempered
husbands than oreaoeritv. tin tha mil.
trary what will sour theW of temper
jb a lauu.y more complete than adver
any. earrassea iy iortirnirrs and fa 1
re, starvation -.taring tiixiu in the face.
wm ugni mi then in en ry attrmpt
to free kdmself Irom tiondsaw. Ladies.
you are all afraid ol tramt. hat are
tramps ouunuwl potrrtr tiU any
eriute. What U tbe mum of our laud
iiag alien nn tramps tatty years
r never heard the nam of tramp.
UJorm jrourwlr U.liri ami you will
kaow what Is tilling our touutry with
rruadeal and Imki s. lllp ymir hu
fcxaj to put down ths trrii ure of
rt-sy monopoly and jmi wilt mnrr
I -? ttYSMoo la trihtnd by
t Mkia A, tu-f I K.
V V-LUfcl i On hutiudsy
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ral.'rot&e Lluoola U.
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, ' .1:: t.-l 5M i-t the petjr,
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.ct: -icui - nt?yrrj
Institutions a money loaner seemed by
mere accident to be one of the party.
On the adjournment of the legislature
for a day, nearly every member on his
way home or on his return to the capi
tal would find himself in company with
gome polite stranger who could dis
course fluently ugninst all usury laws.
Morulug, noon and night, in season
and out of season, wherever three or
four or more Independent members of
the legislature would congregate to dis
cuss measures of public policy, the
banker or bis tool would be present
loaded to the muxzlo with stale argu
ments against usury laws. It was a no
torious tact that tho independent mem
bers of the house could scarcely pass
the bouse bill room without being shad
owed by one of the shylock fraternity,
discoursing on the loveliness of 2 per
cent a month tor the poor man. .Noth
ing in his estimation but 2 per cent a
mouth would save the drouth-stricken
sufferer from a pauper's crave or his
children from starvation.
The largest, best organized, and most
shrewdly managed lobby that infested
the capital the past session was the
money loaners' lobby working against
all usury legislation.
ihls lobby not only worked the sena
tors aud representatives for all they
were worth, but worked their constit
uents at home as well. The money
loaners in their fight for high rates of
Interest acted on the principle that the
constant dropping of water will wear a
stone. Hence, since the election of No
vember, 1810, the members of the Al
liance have found the money loaners
everywhere present and the burden of
their song was high rates of interest
for the borrower will make him pros
perous, but low rates ot interest would
drive capital away from him, and out
of the state. Strange as it may seem
this kind of bosh coming from sleok
tongued money-loaners seems to have
changed temporarily the opinions of
some well-meaning members of the Al
liance and they went so tar that they
petitioned their representatives to vote
against a stringent usury law.
After enjoying bountiful crops for
ten years, and the pleasures of paying
2 percent a month for the same time,
the loss of one crop leaves the farmers
of Western Nebraska in a position
where they cannot pay their 2 per cent,
where they cannot pay the banker's
principal, where they caunot clothe
their wives, and where but for state
and other aid many of their little ones
the past winter must have perished from
cold and hunger. After gathering his
2 per cent a month, where is he? Well,
the loss of a crop leaves him without
his 2 per cent harvest for a year, and
should his mortgaged victim fail for the
want of seed or feed or from any other
cause the coming season to raise a crop
tbe grasping banker might lose part of
his principal. John Stkbbins.
Endorsing Their Legislators.
The following resolutions
adopted bv Holt County Farmers' Al
liance April 85, 181(1:
Resolved, That we contemplate with
satisfaction aud pride the record made
by our representatives 11. R. Henry
and J. P. Mullin, and Senator T. J.
Day, in the last session of the Nebraska
Retailed. That we commend them
for the faithful and efficient discharge
of their duties as our representatives,
and return them our thanks for their
energy and zeal and honest endeavors,
and we Join heartily In the commenda
tion, "well done, good and faithful ser
vants." We eanifttly comnieud them
to the people of Holt county as emi
nently fitted for tbe poMtiluu to which
they were elected lt November.
AeWiW, That the Kahmkks' Allmxi K
and the County Alliance papers be re
qurttit-d to publish these retolutlim.
J, K. CVrite, Lfo LttuaXK tit,
Fiith Alliance Denounces Collins,
The fullowirg revolution were un.m
Ituoiulv adpird by the rirth Allium-,
So. MM, at a nieviing hnld April UK
Wiuui v. U. I, to'lius the ly fa
of Gaite, vettnl glat the rotteurrvot
resolution th?rty defeating the will of rnor James K. Boyd, ha mws hi to
the people, and b vot ed agalnt hietoth Nowlwrry ' frvigtil bill, there
'iiAvunmr fri,M rate WU, therefore fore be It
belt jtW. That w e as an Alliance do
iWW, The member of Flrh Alii I wadwa bJ aeiisms m l btawt him a
. No. I, mmhWioq ! actum of J traitor aad en nu.y io te laboring
t ollin atd Ud him a a traitor t j Um of tfce t.tt of Nebtaka, and
the cattu al the ladeiwitdrui uattt . belt further
i'fwrr 1 hit ts alui ,in.'..j..u il
t o' TutU and Vuraw. ht their
JwW. fUUI a e i y ol il alov
roiuiio t .tt o Tim tittaf
Atiuat a lir pubikatioa
V, M'RIXWftM, 4. ttHOVI.
The late vmah iywl lika ia Itlaae
tola shows Uat tS FarmcrV Aliln.-
streejria U oalv il taiata'uei.
but that II ie ttrctrlEM Utu loans aui
FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, XEB.
Brsalred. Bv the Burt county Alliance
at the regular meeting held April 24tb.
lijyt. that we view the veto of the maxi
mum freight rate bill by acting Govern
or Boyd as a grow violation of the rights
of the' people, of Nebraska, and we stig
matize the same with tbe utmost cen
sure. Resohed, That a copy of the resolution
. be sent to The FAKMtKs' Alliakck, at
Lincoln. Alliance Sun at Lyon, and the
Nebraska Independent, at Liucoln.
S. A. McDowell, r kank koth,
The following preamble aud resolu
tions were passed by (iolden Springs
Alliance, No. l'WI, at the regular meet
ing held April 3Ut
Whereas, It has been an almost uni
versal desire and expressed wish of the
people of Nebraska, that our law-makers
make a law regulating railroad rates,
Whereas, Our faithful representa
tives, in both branches of the lant legis
lature, worked earnestly aud faithfully
to procure said, much needed aud de
sired law: and
Wheueas. Said faithful representa
tives succeeded in passing what is known
as the Newberry freight rate bill, not
withstanding the strong opposition y
the combined force of the two old polit
ical parties, and
W iiekeas. Our acting alien Governor
Jas.K. Boyd in all his pride and dignity,
and as we view it, in his fraudulent
power, saw lit by his veto to the New
terry bill to trample under foot the will
of those who are the main stsy of this
great state, therefore be it
kesok'd, That we recognize acting
Governor Boyd's veto of the New'jerry
bill as a gross injustice to the well being
of the class who are the bone and sinew
of our country, and favoritism to the
corporations who have for years been
empowered to take from the producing
classes entirely too large a proportion
of their earnings, and be it further '
Hemlted, That this Alliance renew its
effort to overthrow the monster enemy
known as the Demo-Kopublican spoils
combine, aud that we will never sup
port any candidate for any office, coun
ty or stule, who affiliates with said com
bine. Geo. Peteksom, Fiunk Both,
in Vol. AnilJlh 1K(lt
Kesolulious of Marietta Alliance, No.
CM;!, adopted at regular meeting held on
Saturday eve, April 18th, 181H.
Whekkas, Governor Boyd has fixed
his veto to the maximum freight bill,
Whereas, His heinous act lain direct
opposition to the wishes of the people,
Whereas, We consider the will of the
people superior to the wishes of any
magnate or corporation tool, therefore
Kesolrtd, That we censure James K.
Boyd as a usurper of a power that pro
perly belongs to tbe people and that he is
unworthy of the tosition he now holds
as Governor of Nebraska.
S. J. Mason,
D. H. Thompson,
S. P. Robinson,
The following preamble and resolu
tions were passed 5y the Riverside Al
liance. Whereas, The independent voters
and tax payers of this state have been
demanding some relief from the corpor
ations and moneyed power, and
Whereas, Tbe Independent party of
this state did in the summer and fall of
18U0 place a state and legislative ticket
In the field on a platform demanding
that a maximum freight bill be passed
similar to the law in Iowa; and
Whereas. Such a law was passed by
the representatives of the Independent
Whereas, James E. Boyd, the alien
governor, has vetoed said law. There
fore be it
Resolved, That we, the members of Riv
erside Alliance, denounce the action of
said James K. Boyd, and brand him as
a traitor to the producers of this state,
and also to the party which he repre
sents. And be it further
Resolved, That we renew our faith in
the independent party and pledge our
selves not to support for office any per
son who belongs to the Demo-Republican
J as. Hilton, John Lci'kek.
Vice President. Secretary,
Resolutions adopted bv the Holt coun
ty Alliance April 35th, 18'Jl.
Whereas, The people of Nebraska
have for a long time suffered from un
just freight rates imposed by railroad
corporations and have repeatedly asked
for relief, and
Whereas, Their demands have been
respected by the last legislature, and
measures passed in the face of bitter op
position establishing fair aud equitable
rates thus preventing these corporations
from longer robbing the public by ex
horbitant charges, and
Whereas, 'these measures have been
defeated and set aside by Governor Boyd,
Therefore be it
Resolred, That we condemn his action
as the most unscrupulous aud despotic
of any official act in the history of the
state, that when an official holding tho
position of Governor of the slate takes
upon himself the responsibility of decid
ing questions belouging to the functions
of the supreme court to decide, he makes
uimseit the tool ot corporations and
sots In direct opposition to tho will of
Resulted, That we characterize his ef
forts to justify his course a expressions
of the lowest petiffoger aud the most un
scrupulous demagogue, and that he tin
lertMitimates the Intelligence of the peo
ple of Nebraska and prove himself to
m an unprincipled knave by giving
such reasons ai he has to justify his
aVWiW, That a cpy ot tbe resolu
tions Imsent to'l'im KahmihvAi t u r.
and each of the Alliance papers In the
county for publication.
J, L l'oi'i'H i.iu Iakjiikw tit.
.van, .ni u.. rtpiu v
V -(tv,!,! nu-vtiiiK vi inn i ikih ,
Itiil Alliance ,o. H.t. the follow inn
! rvwduiloui wr unanimously adopted
i Whi kess. HU escnUency, thitna .v-
! MtutJrtti. That w ittit Wttu fit kmh.
the it .t it lYvtor, t
r, 4 that a rVl'f Of lh
as be vfad on t'V Mi4Ut of
mcstiug. and a eopjf f !
iiNittksis Alltui s, M MPiiag
j tea ( f aa the I'tatte Vai:v.tf
itir vi.iu aiifa. 1 . c. cw, vxs
lUst Lint i. tw. 1
Ptaar Mt l.ttMMitN,
A. V. ii stsr.
It (1. Aute. :
Tbe Butler County Alliance Denounces
Senator Schiam. .
David Citt. Neb.. April tl, lul:
EOITOB FAKMEES' ALLIANCE: At the
County Alliance meeting to day the
following resolution was adopted and
ordered sent to The Alliance and the
Banner,, In justice to tbe Alliance peo
phTTSt Butler and Seward counties
It would be well to add that Mr.
Schram was not supported by the Al
liance,, but was elected on the demo
Retolted, That it is the sense of the
Butler County Alliance that Senator
Schram in voting against tbe maximum
freight bill has betrayed hisconstituents
and fellow farmers, and deserves their
deepest censure and condemnation.
F. A. Allen, isec. pro tern.
Views From Hall County.
DoNiriiAX, Neb., April 13, 1891.
Editor Alliance: It is with much
regret that the people of this section of
the state are compelled to confess that j
the corporations and Ihe moneyed pow- j
cr have defeated what tbe people most
demanded, railroad legislation. They
tirst defeated the inaugcration of tbe
legally elected Governor of this state,
anil then by the use of their gold defeat
ed the passage of the Newberry bill over
the veto of the alien Governor. The op
position tells us that the Independent
party has failed to give the people the
relief they demand. Let me say that I
have taken considerable pains to en
quire of various persons as to their opin
ion in regard to the work of the past
legislature, the 22nd session, and I find
that almost iu every instance men are
of the opinion that the relief demanded
by tbe common people of this state must
come through the Independent party.
Boyd's veto of the Neirberry bill is an
other evidence that the railroad corpora
tions propose to control the politics of
Nebraska In thj future as they have in
the past. There ate many honest Demo
crats in this state who believed that
Boyd would' sign any measure passed
for the relief of the people as he was be
fore the voters on a platform promising
this. But, alas, they have been deceived.
This is only another and a stronger
evidence that the people of this state
must rise up in their might, and hurl
from power the political leeches that
have fastened themselves on the produ
cers and shippers Let me say, brother
farmers everywhere in this state, do
not be discouraged, you have true and
able leaders. Stand by them at all haz
ards, and if you discover a traitor among
you treat him as such, but never lose
sight of the great principal for which we
are contending and the relief will surely
come. The Independents of this (Hall)
county are now preparing for the fight
which is only a forerunner of the great
battle which will take place in 18!)2.
We expect to put an Independent ticket
in the field for all the county offices, and
more than this, all propose to elect the
The time for making and breaking
slates is almost here and with it comes
expressions from many that they are in
sympathy with the Independents. To
such I would say, gentlemen, prove
your faith by your good works; we have
no use for your sympathy, if it la for of
fice only. There will be a supreme judge
bu crcd ucai inn, nuu nc uiunt iiuai Hint
an able and honest man will be chosen
and then rally to his support, as It is
necessary that we clean out this court,
as it Is at present composed of men who
were named by the corporations of this
state. II. C. Denman.
Bro. Rowlett on Prohibition.
Mr. Editor: As I have been a read
er of your (or rather our) valuable
paper for over sixteen months I would
like to say that I admire your bold and
fearless position, and your frank
and prompt answers to questions
and abuses, although sometimes I
think if J you were not quite so harsh
perhaps it would be better. ' The wise
man said, a soft answer turneth away
wrath while grevious words stirs up
Now I want to ask a few questions
and make some suggestions and in or
der to do so I will give you a sketch of
my past life and where I stand to-day. I
put in my first ballot for J. C. Fremont
in 1850, and worked hard for his elec
tion in '63. I volunteered for three
years in the 100th Ind. Reg., and I stay
with the g. o. p. un 11 1884. 1 could not
stand it any longer. I went to the prohi
bition party, not because I thought that
was the only issue, but because reform
was absolutely necessary; and I could
see more show for reiorm there than
any where else. It has been frequently
stated (but it is false) that the prohibi
tionists had but oue idea; but the facts
are they are a reform party, opposed to
monopoly and in favor of the Austral
ian ballot system of voting, and many
other important rcfomrs. Now I would
like to know why Tub Alliance had
quite a number of articles on prohibi
tion almost every week until the organ
ization of our iudepent party, then they
began to drop off and before the elec
liuu it was as dumb as an oyster on
that subject, but since the election I see
a little prohibition again? Now why
trifle witn the worst curse Nebraska has
In that way? God Is upon the side of
right and Justice, and UBtll the leaders
of the peoplo awake to that fact just so
long will we meet with defeat as we
have in the past. Why is it that James
Boyd is governor to-day? 1 believe It Is
because the independents didn't put a
prohibitory plank in their platform.
The prohibition party, 1 think, would
not have put a ticket In the field, and
the i.ooo prohibtion votes would have
given Hon. Mr. Powers a snug majority
in spite of all their trickery in buying
rotes aud stuffing the ballot boxes Oh,
but. you say, if we had done that we
would have lost lot of Votes. Perhaps
wo mlght.biit don't Iwlieve we would,
and my rea-on for thinking o l this;
there wrra nu-iubcrs nf tho Alllancn
I hire, and I lnt think it a an eicep
tlou of the rule all over the state, who
I did not voto fur Mr. Powers Iwcsiumi
t thv id h a a prohibitionist, and
I i -IS
and thev wouldn't support
,hltHmit. Hut Ul'io
we had ut
'.i mn r 4 Ami vr 1.1
ih victory Iwvond diputs aud Mr
l owrr aruuid he own eivt i. and
the ekiwnae of llit cotitt would al
hare occurred, and the Newberry lull
would not i-n fined. yu sett thai
thouals of dollars wottUi bate U-q
4Yea lur the iarnu-r If we had only
daoe right. I hope the parly Ul Uk
waraine t.y thu pt avd do that which
l rigiit iu lh luiiirr. t. Row it r.
NtRta thtiitf not dua la the rro
f raswme wcnril at the inevtiog ot the
tviaraa riuhltta at Tretioot Tm-
P1- la lbita, laH t. J, ll, Hunt,
Jl Milfurd. wade a third reny pMH h
i trow ike Biwr. awlartng the rtimhlua
hA.tu4.isiu.it. I .. I a a.
party virtually ll. Aaolhvr ittl
uua rd armaitiitUia, la pt of hiau
to iWat. to the sltiM l that me tuae ha!
roioe ftr ue fvratatioe of a yarty
to We Ud Ike ptopie e alliance.
THURSDAY, M AY 7,
nigh Ridge Alliance No. 1970 sends .
resolutions specially denouncing the
veto, and Boyd as in the interest of all i
monopolies, especially the railroads. '
Signed by J. K Doane. J. U. Frost and
J. R. Snyder, committee.
Lincoln Valley Alliance No. "TO, of
Hampton, Hamilton Co., inform us that
C B. Rhodes, a member of that Alli
ance, has eloped with the wife of an
other member; and he is denounced as
not of good moral character., and ex
pelled from the Alliance, and published
as not tit to bo a member of any or
ganization. .Signed by .Sarah Woolsey,
The same Alliance ilso sends resolu
tions denouncing the veto, and' endors
ing Senator Van Horn and Representa
tives Newberry and Vorhes as having
done noble work at Lincoln, for which
they are tendered a vote of tuanker
Elwood Alliance No. 777 expresses its
contempt for the supreme court for its
opinion in the contest case, and con
demns Boyd's veto in unsparing term.
Mgneo, r. isoal, J. W. Iracy aud li. T.
Isaac M. Smith, of Indianola, sends
a graphic description of the hantrinu of
J. K. Boyd in etlegy at that place. Mr.
nmun says, -- mis event is prooauiy the
instituting of a kind of pass word to be
observed in future years in commemo
ration oi the providential stroke of J. K.
Boyd's pen which forever obliterated
from the pages of political bistorv the
democratic party in Nebraska." At the
close of his sketch of the burning he
says, " thu eudeth the last gathering
of democrats ever to be known in Indi
A letter from Bro. A. C. Penderson,
of Brainard, dated April 6, exposing
iruu tree auu nursery siock impostors.
nas just come to notice, ihe spring
sales are now over, or will fee by the
time this is published, so the article is
out of season. We regret not receiving
BlufTton Alliance No. 110.1 denounce
Boyd as "an enemy to the farmers and
laboring men, and a tool in the hands
oi tne railroad corporations." It also
endorses Bro. Bromlield and S. C.
Clucas, who have removed to Boyd
county, and recommends them to their
luture neighbors, bigned by Wm
Campbell, president and R. W. Broni-
Red Willow County Alliance. , f
Resolutions adopted by the Red Wil
low County Farmers' Alliance:
Whereas, Both tho republican and
democratic platform as well as the in
dependent party's platform contained a
plank favoring railroad legislation, and
WiiEifEAs, a bill was introduced iuto
the Nebraska legislature known as the
JNewoerry maximum freight rate bill,
and was passed by said legislature, and
Wheheas, Tho same was vetoed by
James K. Boyd, and was afterward
passed over his veto by the house but
failed to get the necessary two-thirds
vote in tbe senate, therefore be it
Resolved, That we, the members of
Red Willow County Alliance in regular
session convened April 4, 18'Jl, do
heartily endorse the actions of the rep
resentatives and senators who stayed
by the people in their struggle for equal
justice with the railroad corporations of
the state. And especially our repre
sentative and senator, the Hon. A. C,
Modie and the lion. J. N. Koontz, and
be it further
Resolved, That we denounce the sena
tors and representatives who voted
against said bill, and the alien James E
Boyd, tbe corporation governor and
the people s tyrant, as a band of con
spirators against a free and honest gov
ernment; be it further
Resolved, That wo endorse the opin
ion of A. C. Modie as expressed on the
floor of the house, that the supreme
court oi the state oi iNebraska is a con
glomerated mass of human iniquity.
Resolved, That these resolutions be
recorded with the minutes of this meet
ing, also that a copy be sent to The
Farmers' Alliance of Lincoln, for
publication. A. C. Black, Sec'y.
Isaac M. Smith, Pres.
Resolutions of Condolence.
Holdrege, Neb.. April 6.
Center Alliance, No. 1104, adopted
the following resolution:
Whereas, An all-wise Providence
has seen fit to remove from our midst
by very sudden and unexpected death
oue of our most highly esteemed and
beloved brothers, John Johnson.
Resolved, That in the death of Brother
Johnson there has been removed from
among us one of our best and most
worthy and true members; that as a
neighbor he was an accommodating
ano true inena.
Resolved, That while we mourn his
loss to our order we also extend the
heartfelt sympathies of this Alliance to
his good wife and brothers.
Resolved, That a copy of these rcsolu
tions be tendered his wife, a copy be
placed 08 our record, and a copy be
sent to the Holdrege rrogress una t arm
eks' Alliance for publication.
L. M. Billinger,
Whereas, it has pleased an all-wise
Providence to permit the king of ter
rors to take from among us our friend
and brother, N. P. Miller; be it there
Resolved. By Center Alliance, No. 827,
that in this tbe death of our worthy
brother we have lost a friend and help
er, and the community a good citizen
That we extend our sympathy to the
bereaved wife and friends In this their
hour of sorrow, and trust that God will
give grace to lighten their sorrow.
Resulted, That a copy of these resolu
tions lie sent to the Hrainard Aagle and
Farmers' Alliakck for publication,
and ask that a cop of each paper con
taining the same lie mailed to the
A. ('. Fkxukksox.
M. M. Fenkkkmi.
At a retfuUr meeting of t enter Hill
Alliance, No. lull, of Paddock precinct,
tiaga vaunt r. held Saturday evening,
April I. Ivl. the following resolutions
nuu a, Death ha taken from our
lithlot oil redeemed and rrspected friend
and brother, Alexander JuLusoo, there
fore lm It
RtMtet. That we the member, of Cen
ter lull l.odtfw. No. M. extend to the
lravd wile ami alllietwt family our
timvrv iupathy and condoienc trim,
toy VI. al the lmr of all gtMMl wl I cent
f ,rl an I atreutftbeii llicui l lbir wwl
W. t. W (Miliar aft,
tl, W, 1'iiil.iiin,
C, I ', t !,
WHtthsi ate we Dtthiag
A ad era In RpuMleaa tlovra
tuvnt la eae volume bound la cloth Re
tail prh I W,
rAetuas Auuwtt mm jr aud
the aboTa gm ''"'J N iv,
Mate AfM Hartley ha car of
tiihltn ps uid wire at II 4a.
Endorsing Jas. B. Weaver
. Ckawfoed, Neb., April Cth, 1U.
Editor Alliance; 1 wish to second
the placing of the name of Hon. J. B.
Weaver at tho held of the people's tick
et in 1993. I have watched Gen, Weav
er' course very closely for years past,
and in placing him in nomination we
can feel certain of one thing which is,
that all the powers of wealth, hell and
iniquity combined, cannot swerve him
from the course of his convictions
of duty, justice and right. I am no
worshiper of men. but Gen. Weaver
represents the principles of justice,
equity and human rights, which alone
can form a safe and permanent founda
tion for a people's government to rest
upon. Added to this he has the cour
age, the ability, and the honesty, which
are absolutely requisite in our nominee.
As early as tbe 4'ith congress be de-
maoited that the government should
make up to the soldiers the deprecia
tion of their pay caused by the govern
ment dishonoring her paper. But both
the old parties said, No!
When the banks wanted to boom their
bonds by increasing their issue franchise
to the full face in order to get iO,000,
000 more from the government without
increasing the security, or, if they so de
sired, to sell the bonds at the boomed
pi ice, and thus plunder the treasury of
millions called premiums. Gen. Weaver
barred their path to plunder, and Spar
tan like, day after day, defended the
public treasury from this greedy band
of capitalistic bell-hounds, aud his
dauntless courage, masterly ability
and staying qualities won the fight.
And this was only one of the many
struggles made by Gen. Weaver to save
his country and protect tbe people's
rights. From his past course I feel con
fident that our cause will be absolutely
safe in his hands.
A few years ago It was an almost uni
versally accepted idea that "every man
has his price." This is one of the most
poisonous and destructive theories ever
promulgated. As long as this fatal doc
trine pervaded the mind it was not pos
sible to implant there any reform idea.
Gen. Weaver's straightforward, bold
and honorable course has doue much to
destroy the poison of this satan's creed,
aud give the lie to this invidious skep
ticism. I want to take the stump for
Weaver in lSUS. , r raternally,
II. G. Stewart
We Are Dwelling in Centres.
If any doubt the drift of population
to favored centers let them glance over
this table, taken froAi Superintendent
Porter s census bulletin on urban popii
latiou. The number of people living in
places of 8,000 or more inhabitants at
each of the census years, and the pro
portion this number bears to the total
population of the country are here
Population Ter cent of
Ver. in cities, total population
171X1 1:11,472 3.36
INK) sw.s;a 8.K7
1H10 tfiiJ.iKO 4.ii3
1C1) 475 j: 4.W3
1KW NM.IHW 6.73
1KM , 2,IH7.6M 13.4
1ni . o.imwi jti.r.t
Jt.70 H,07l. sum
jsmo ii,:nw47 am
m t,i.),(l7U 29.12
It Succeeds well is England.
As the Xew Nation recently stated, the
street railway of Hudderstield, Eng., is
owned ana operated by tbe municipal!
ty. The length of track is 11 miles.
and the capital is $403,000. The city
Cays 3 per cent interest on the loan,
ut charges its railway department o
per cent to cover depreciations and in
terest. The total receipts for 1880 were
9iU,b., and the total expenditures $48.
705, leaving an amount sufficient to meet
the financial charge of 0J per cent.
Employes never work more than eight
hours per day, or 48 hours per week,
and they are uniformed by the city.
Resolutions of Respect.
Hebron, Neb. April, 8, 1881.
At a meeting of the Norman Alliance
No. 024 the following resolutions were
YY hereas, It has pleased Divine
Providence to remove from our midst
Lucy E. Machlan. beloved sister of
Ellwood and David Machlan and mem
bers of this Alliance; therefore bo it,
Resolved, That we the members of
Norman Alliance No. 923, extend our
heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved
family and friends ia this their sad af
fliction. E. T. Bryant,
J. L. Currier,
G. S. Gkere,
The Noble Game of Competition.
A New York clothing store recently
advertised as follows:
"'Last week we learned that one of
the largest and most prominent manu
facturers of fine overcoats was unable
to raise cash to meet his liabilities. His
necessity is our opportunity. We offer
ed to take his entire stock on hand,
amounting to over $100:000, at prices to
be named by us. His need for money
to his credit was so pressing that he was
forced to accept our offer. . . . We can
afford to sell for less than the raw ma
terial cost, and still make a profit."
This firm is thus enjoying the full
fruition of the crowd of competition.
As for the other fellow, let the chari
table take up a collection. Xtie Xation.
A Smart Man.
Who wants to get good goods at rea
sonable figures goes to the Sewing Ma
chine Emporium. Sewing machines,
pianos aud organs sold on monthly pay
ments or long time. Rented and re
paired. Genuine needles, parts and at
tachments for all kindi of machines.
Don't waste time in looking around we
can suit you. Delivered free from one
needle tip. 'Phone-No. . 4V3in
Xii North 14th St. Lincoln, Neb.
Houses to rent or sell on monthly
payments by J. Stevenson withJ.lt.
McMiirtry, corner of Eleventh and M.
i i 1 1 i?
r i if i
fi v .m
xr - j
The celebrated English Rochdale co-
operators who started only Itf years
ago ou the humblest scale imaginable,
have a capital stock, every share of
which is held by wage earners, of
I2,3.Vi,000. Profits distributed to mem
bers, have reached t -'00, OH), 000. while
the total sales for 1SW show an iucrease
over those of lWt of f 10,000,000.
, etrEC Sw About Vns
Signor Schiaparelll. the Italian
astronomer who Las made more won
derful discoveries among the planets
than all the other astronomers of our
day put together, has just turnisbed a
new surprise, greater than his recent
discovery that Mercury performs only
one rotation in the course cf
a revolution around the sun. He now
aser:a that Venus, the brightest of
all the planets that we sec, the twin
sister of the earth, which is at pres
ent glowing with nightly increasing
splendor in the west after sundown.
also turns but once on lis axis in the
course of a revolution around tbe sun.
In other words there is no alternation
of day and night on Venus, as un
earth. The planet enjoys perpetual
day on one side of its globe while the
other side is plunged in unending
night New York Sun.
J. 11. McMurtry. real estate and
loans, abstract and notary. McMurtry
block, adioinlnir AlliaRce headquarters
corner Eleventh and M streets.
Hmrcm aud lar mniwj (hard mnny)
BMkiuf rheup labor, wa( lwy, falling
prii-ca, lulii- paralyianlrnronwd ltUe
oru, ilonlHlnic tha V olume and Valua of
mow; obliRatitina (IioikIh and mortgag;)
creatine lnud lord ) trm.
A Treaties on Money and Finance
SIDNEY, - - - IOWA,
112 Larfc flomply printed page, Largs
type on Una book paper.
"We heartily reccomend tha 'Money Mo
nopoly' to all who would form a definite un
deretaodinK of tbe XV tlDancial plank of our
Order, oa it tl without exception the beak
exposition of that plank It bas been our gooi
fortune to soe. Womlerf ullr clear and forci
ble invaluable on tbe platform and In the
Rwtombly room. 'The Money Monopoly ia a
book which no labor reformer ihou Id be with
out." Journal or K.of I,, l'hlla., Pa., Jan. t.
Col. .Teste Harper, the old war horse of the
greenback movement speaks as follow of
thl ! " 1 have r-al with reat care the '-Money
Monopoly;" used it all tbrouirb tbe last
ciiiu paiirii and can say that for practical use
it Is the hen book now in print.
Tbe general treatment of the monopoly
struiorle now troiiiiron is masterly, and the
special Bupp'trt of tbo eutline byextracuf
from hundreds of volumes Irom tbe best
men of the apes on the three great questions
ot Money, Transportation and Land, (no full
and exact as to give the full force of the au
thorities,) is a unique way of putting- the ar
k'iiim nt, hut plain lorcilile and Intcaestlnvini
so full a measure as to (five the book reading'
qualities moet pleasing. To tbe publlcspeak
er and writer it Is a cyclopedia almost price
lonti. Itt accuracy is wonderful. It is heal
thy; no alarmiat craze, but appeals to tha
It is a grand argument for a higher civiliza
tion, a purer Christianity. Jf it was read
by the people of fair, honest minds, it would
work a revolution of thought that would be
liod speed HI and give proper reward to
tbe mind that formed it and the hand that
penned it." J. Hakpkr.
"A toostwicl;ly club In tbe hands of the
maeaee; send me J copies." C. W. Tries,
M. D. Tecuinseh, Neb.
"Send me lot) more copies with which to
scourge the tools of monopoly."
W. H. Graves, News Agt, Duncan, 111.
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Author, Sidney, Iowa. The price of the book
is 35c or 3 for SI. For the best discounts ad
dress the author.
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