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About The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892 | View Entire Issue (June 11, 1891)
C';r farmer' SUllanrf,
Tts Auuxcs Pususmxa Co.
Cor. llth and SI Ett. Lincoln, KU
j. rvSK .- -Editor
J.H.itmreoa Butmett Mnaffr
In the beauty of the liliie
Christ was born across the sea,
' "Clta a glory in his besom
That transfigure you and me.
As he strove to ms-ke wen holy
Xot us strive to make tlicra free.
Since God is marching on."
Jidlc i'trd Eowt.
Laurel crowni cleave to deserts,
And power to hiin w ho power exerts."
A ruddy drop of wanly blood
The urging sea outweighs.
I2e who cannot reason is a fool,
He who will not reason Is a coward,
He who daro not reason b a slave."
illKH an hutfnet communications to
"tSi r-iSSST publication Editor
'jSSKstnon both DM of tb. vmgu
tilmmm umm. very luoi whj--.....,
M a nil cftpoC ! uxd.
rCBLlSlltD WEEKLT AT
CCSNKX UTH AND M STREETS,
paper in the state.
J. BURROWS. Editor.
J. M. THOMPSON. Business
Pictnttite and form eight pares, fovea
eolBBB quarto. Larrtat wciil paper pub
teht4 la Kebratka.
Complete in Every Department.
averUetcf Bates made known on applies-
takwriaUea, $1 23 ir annum Invariably in
CtUBIATtS. Fve annual luborlption 15.00.
jnrtle tending clubs as above may add sin
gle aubsoriptloos at club rates.
Sin AiAiAirca one rear and Lookltur
Backward pott paid 81 60
'.. , Labor and Caphat 1 40
. Caesar's Column.... ISO
" , "Our Republican
Monarchy 1 40
, Cuihlag's Manual
. paper covers,,.. 1 30
, f Cloth covers ISO
' '- " whither are we
Driftinsr S 2J
" " " Smiths Dl at ram
and Buive. ...... 160
" " Brice's Financial
Catechism. .... t 53
" Baker Monejr Mo-.
nopoly 1 83
.' Richard's Crown... 1 M
The above book fertile it this office and
, Bent post paid oa receipt of price as f oiiows ;
' Looainf Backward ........ ..60:ts.
Caesar's Column..... ............. i.,!.....50ots.
' labor nd Capital ...Sfcts.
Our Btpublloan Monarchy ,,:,'.2Scts,
CusklnCs Manual, paper covers.. ,....23ct.
" j Cloth- covers .. 50cta.
talta'a Diagram and rules.. , SOcta.
Whither are we Driftlnf ., 60.
Brtce's r.nancuU Catechism ...... ..Met.
Baker's Mosey Monopoly Sficta
Bchard'i Crown..., ..Wet.
Address tUUAUCt PUS. CO., Uhcoim, ft.
Tbe People's party li a militant body,
Its Lexington was fought last fall, atti
Its Bunker Hill will come in "93.
The Chicago Sentinel denominates the
plutocratic press the Hessian press.
That's all right. They're worse than
the Hessian fly, much worse.
It is rapidly coming to a choice be
these two things: We're going to have a
government railroad or a railroad gov
ernment. Voters, which will you have?
The editor ef the Lincoln Independent
wit very unkind. He pl'.ches into The
Alliance in a frantic sort of way be
' "cause this paper did not publish a report
of the Cincinnati conference in the issue
which was printed before the conference
General Clarkson is not the only prom
inent politician now at sea. Nearly all
of them are there on public questions
and it is not to be boasted of either.
St Jot Herald.
Sort o' slashing around in the gravy,
The Sub-treasury plank of the plat
form is receiving special attention from
the old party press. They don t seem to
see anything wrung in the present Ba
th nal bank sub-treasury schema, but
when It comes to making opo in which
tbe people will have a finger, it's all
When you pick up a Nebraska paper
and find It praising some tueritorions
till passed by the last legislature and
cUSxtvg that its parage was accom
Ua)w4 fey uVmocnttta or republican
tots because "the Independents didn't
nave a majority anyway," Jj watch
tor tbe MM Um of that sheet. 1'. will
be almost aurt to con tain a tirade againtt
the last sesakm of the W glalatura became
f Its vicious and unlawful acts,
travaknie, etc., ail because It had an
independent majority," We have never
known U to tall.
f ' Th ropd reforms It will be wen
t 1 f" cfeWBr a sandal aad tvua.truUal aod
jm touch the largtr currant juesttoBt
Tlsft mi M J were going
f. CJf tld, Tae IVcplts ft r.j laougHt
ti 1 H CX i;ht u make a fata-
i:t(iJ (heir tlaae alt ever.
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ms :ssrEJ,D rnt mttls.
Our thoughtful readers no doubt pe
rused with interest the article of Hon.
H. W. Hardy which was In our issue of
May 21st, That article fairly and ably
stated the issue that is now before the
people of this state, and which must be
decided at the election next November.
That Usue is shall the corrupt ring
rule of the old party politics of tte past
twenty years continue or shall honesty
and purity prevail in public affairs?
Shall corrupt partisanship rule in the
deliberations of our supreme court?
or shall that court confine itself to de
ciding questions of law alone? These
are the issues sharp and clear, and the
battle for the county offices, the battle
for the county treasuries, the battle for
supreme judge, is to be fought upon
those issues. , It goes without saying
that the result of that battle is of vital
importance to the welfare of tbe people
of this state.
Let us face a few leading facts in this
matter. Tne system under which oar
state and county treasuries are now
managed is a corrupt and demoralizing
system. The public funds are loanwi
for the nrivate benefit of the treasurers.
TK.t u . i.oro hold statement, and is
shocking to the moral sense of every
honest man. But It is literally true,
though well known to be In violation of
law. That the treasurers are taken
from a respectable class, and that they
have a plausible excuse for their course,
does not alter the fact. ,
Under this system the state and coun
ty treasuries are plums of the first wa
ter. The state treasury is werth nu.uuu
per year. The canuiuate tor state trea
surer may expend I20.C00 for an election,
or to retain his position, and still have
left a sum largely In excess of the pro
fits of any ordinary private business.
An averago county treasury is wortn
from 110,000 to 115,000 per year a sura
greatly exceeding any amount the men
who are generally elected can secure in
any other manner. . Ihese facts account
for a large amount of the corruption oi
our current politics. Men freely spend
money to secure these prizes, enl hav
ing secured them, they dishonestly re
coup themselves for their own slippery
expenditures. Docs any one doubt that
a man who will obtain an ctllce corruptly
will use it fraudulently? Would men
put their money In if they d!d not ex
pect to take it out, with large increase?
Now let us bring these facts home.
How much, oa an average, will candi
dates spend for an election in Lancaster
county? Is $1,000 to 4,000 an exces
sive figure! t We believe not. Say
$3,000. If that Is true it fixes the
amount that is unjustly taken out of
the pockets of the people of this county
each year. This is the issue in the
counties. The expenditure of money
te secure elections corrupts and de
bauches the public service. The loan
ing bf public funds for private use of
fers a brilliant prize for such expendi
tures of money. .
Let us say, in the next election, all
over tbe state, that county officers shall
have only the salaries allowed by law,
and that all interest on public moneys
shall be turned into the treasuries.
If we do this next fall, we will be apt
to elect a legislature the year following
whose committee to investigate the
state treasury will not be bull-dozed
by the treasurer, or make a white-wash
ing report after he has refused to an
The reason the penitentiary contracts
and business were not investigated
the reason the contest was not tried
was because the state treasury of Ne
braska was worth $40,000 per year.
On these facts men of all parties can
join us, because by these facts men of
all parties are being plundered.
There are some other things that are
of vital importance to our party. One
is that wo shall make no fusion with
other parties. No prty everentered in
at that door without loss of prestige,
character and principle. A fusion
means a trade for profit, aud a surren
der of some modicum of principle as a
quid pro quo. Let us have none of it.
Again, if we cannot nominate first
class men men of principle, honor and
integrity men who have nursed in
something like patriotism with their
mother's milk, and have incorporated
it into their blood and bone, and feel it
with every heart beat, mi no nomina
tions. If we cannot improve, let us not
go backward. Remember, our watch
word is reform, our motto extthior. Re
member that as we have raised a higher
standard fcr public worth so will we be
judged by a higher standard. What
would do for an old party man will not
do for an independent.
And now, are you ready for the fray?
All along the line the word Is, forttant!
This advance is for the outposts, the
pickets, the redans that command the
fortress we must capture in Wi'l.
"Let the dead paat bury Its drad
Act. act la the llrltif pnteat,
Hf art within and Coi o erheait
it . J
A targe number f judge are to U
elected la the different jadU-ial district
of this state at the eoniing election, The
republican pre, what there Is left
ef It, It demanding ton partita Judges
but the republican party has not here
tofore e'.erl4 bob partita Judges
Some f the ttrocgett partUans ! tkia
att are dittti.'t judge. It it a com
vms thing for leading puUtL'laa to be
eaaJidalt for Judge. AUn T. I'ieiil,
t this county, it an ttample. It doet
iwt foito that the usea a! way stake
bad JuJfd. Tbe tMprtm evitn bf (Wit
tate I fr:iat tNtrt, and mot tt
it rekt atUuti I tt fvntett sad In
the eate f B.jd, was U.iml by pant.
Wtejutideralwa,' lis long a.ljtrsv
sliest wblit th tm m wet
fft!f was pm-tuiittMly part turn
prajwedlag, m ltu waaUt delay U d
vidian that cat,
ow, we deataud terit, titB.y
a4 iiMaM la er jtlg Bm w
TIlISl'AILMOS' A.il.IANCE, hlNCOl.N, XEH.
out party convictions aad prede'.icu jes
We don't care to srPJ the rules usl
in selecting: juror to the selection of
judges. We propose to reform the Su
preme conrt next fall, to the' extent of
one judge, and we want a man of strong
conviction and honest impulse to re'
form it with. This man is t3 be had
and will be elected.
So in our district courts. Some cf
them need ref jroiing, and all of them
need men whi are on the side of the
peop'.e instead of on the side of tbe
corporations. The Supreme court of
this state is on the side of the corpora
tions, and the corporations secure dis
trict judges whenever they can. and use
them to corrupt and pervert the stream
of justice at its very fountain head.
The proposition that the State Bar As
sociation shall nominate a candidate for
Supreme Judge is simply a dodge to
prevent the independents from electing
one, which all men see is inevitable if
matters take their natural course. But
it is a dodge that will not work.
Now, there is no time to delay !n this
matter. 1 he wires are now being laid.
Be looking out for your candidates. Be
sure that every one of them are sound on
the principles of the Independent party
and be sure that no one of them gradu
ates from a corporation attorneyship to
a judicial position. K jmember, an elec
tive judiciary cainot be a non-partisan
judiciary. We mean by this that under
an elective system judges will be mem
bers of parties, and have partisan tend
encies. This does not necessarilyniake
them bad judges. The poison of our
judiciary has been corporation influence.
This is to be rigidly guarded against.
And as a preliminary guard it is well to
remember that the present cry for non
partisan judges is intended to secure
republican judges, which is nearly sy
nonymous with corporation judges.
It is well to remember how Judge
Norval was placed upou the Supreme
bench, and see to it that no district judge
is selected in the same manner.
XEBR.iSK.l FARM MORTGAGES.
The Omaha ee, the American Econo
mist and the New York Sun claim that it
has been officially ascertained by the
Nebraska bureau of labor and industrial
statistics that only two farms in seven
in Nebraska are encumbered with mort
gages, and but one mortgage in eigat is
given for borrowed money. It is a pity
that this is not true, but it is not.' Tho
Nebraska bureau of labor and industrial
statistics has ascertained no such things
as these papers claim. We have con
sulted the latest report of that bureau,
and also made it a personal visit, and
find that they know no more about farm
mortgages In Nebraska than the man in
the moon, except, that Sarpy county is
"sized up" In the mortgage line. The
report claims that Sarpy is a represen
tative county, and that mortgage statis
tics with reference to that county will
held good In all parts of the state. Let
us see whether it will. Sarpy is the
smallest county in the state, and is bor
dered on the north by Douglas county
and Omaha, on the east by the Missouri
river, and on the south and west by the
Platte. Therefore we see that it is a
suburb of Omaha, and in the oldest and
richest portion of the state. And they
go there to give us a sample of our farm
mortgage indebtedness! What non
sense. Custer county occupies a central
portion of Nebraska.. Why don't you
give us some figures on that county!
TURX ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY.
For many years past the government
has been periodically helping Wall
street out of her financial scrapes by
taking government bonds at their matur
ity value and a round premium. At the
present time, as the result of the thou
sand million congress lately adjourned,
Wall street has an opportunity to return
the compliment, and does so by grant
ing an extension of tituo on $23,000,000
of 4, per cents, consenting to hold them
at 2 per cent. The poor banks have
long asserted that their circulation did
not pay. But rather than surrender
the bonds on whicb it is based they will
submit to a reduction of 2 J per cent In
terest. It is likely that they would ac
cept government bonds without any In
terest rather than lose the government
backing to their banks.
THE RXSC'L T OF HERA'S Y.
The trial of Dr. Briggs will result ia
the severence of Union Theological
Seminary from Its connection with the
Presbyterian Synod. The Directors of
the Seminary met a few days ago, only
three of the twenty-six being absent.
Twenty-two out of the twenty-three
present voted to sustain Dr. Briggs,
and Ignore ihe action of the General
Assembly. This action Is certain to
provoke wide discussion in the church,
the end cf wl ich neither friends, nor
foes of Dr. llriggs can predict.
The treaturer of the temiaary, Mr. K.
M. Kiugs'.ey, called the reporter to
gether after the meeting, and gave them
what the Board had derided to m&k
public, Thl was the resolution adept
ed by the Board, and It read;
"fwW, That (hit Board of Direct
or, after having taken legal advice and
alter uu cont.UvraMoB, e no raon
to change their Ww oo the subject t-f
th trn(er of Dr. Hriggt, and fl
bound, ia the d. "charge cf their d uie
under tbe charter and coaniiuilon. to
adhere to th same."
Oa tf our tubcri) r write that ?
ha Wen reading Xht.lmen.yi itonmi I,
aad It tell hint that tur(t tr a
t fa el prosperity. th;r Iriead rant
te it thitt way and think p'tlb'y bit
edacaUoa i at ftwlt, al would U a
itttt Ulurdtatloa oa iW pt. Th
.ri4 E(vmLI I atlah;tA'rrtt
Ten atay rt .ca ntM to
claim that abuadanr ! paai
put aotue at a r tadicatlJ
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lrwarruy w turaiBf if t, win
;iiy. TMtwMt true alto
Pt PUy will U atta;t.(ttt
WAT S L A XAXEf
Something, sometime'. The came
adopted by he Cincinnati conference
for the new party differs slightly from
that adopted by the independent party
in this state. This is fjuite an impor
tant point. The new ballot law of this
state authorizes any party which cast
one per cent of the vote at the last pre
ceding convention to nominate candi
dates in the usual way. In other cases
the nomination' must be by petition, in
the manner provided by the law. This
method involves much time and trouble.
If the name cf tbe Nebraska party is
changed to conform to that of the new
national party, tbe benefit of the one
per cent provision would be lost. For
that reason we are opposed to any such
change. The names are nearly identi
cal and mean the same thine. As far
as this state is concerned the national
and state parties are composed of iden
tically the same material. If we are
compelled to nominate by petitions
much embarrassment and many mis
carriages will result. We trust, there
fore, that no change will t attempted
before the next state convention.
'THERE IS REST FOR THE WEARY?
The hair-restorer problem is happily
solved.' Heaven opens before the great
army of the bald-headed. Scalp-grafting
is the glorious remedy. What daz
zling possibilities it presents. There is
no limit to tnera except that of finan
cial ability. Was he dissatisfied with
the color of his hair? he can select the
next crop of any shade, from burning
red to darkest eboDy. Does he prefer a
wave or a cur ! Chooso the field from
which grafts may le taken the dark
Italian, the Circassian blonde or the
curly African. Surely science is com
ing in on the home siretch with grand
est strides; and tbe number of the bald
headed that may be rescued can only
be conjectured. Like Dr. Faustus,
many an old man would have traded
with Mepuistophiles for a new lease of
life and a new head of hair, before this
relief came were not the fellow below
too sharp to buy his own,
A new Industry looms into view.
Dog's bone and cat's brains have been
grafted it is said why not dog's hair?
Tbe widow of President Harrison's
brother, Archibald J. Harrison, Lieut.
Colonel of the 27th Indiana volunteers,
has just been allowed a pension, and
been paid $S,329.03 thereon. The funny
part of this business is that this claim
was tiled early in President Arthur's
administration, and was disallowed.
It was again filed in President Cleve
land's time and met the same fate.
Shortly after Hanison's inauguration it
was again filed, and was then advanced
by slow but sure stages to final success.
It Is good to be the widow of a Presi
dent's brother. Mrs. Harrison will now
draw $99.05 from Uncle Sam every
three months, for life.
. A MOXUMEXTAL LIAR.
For mendacious, " persistent,
temptible, abject, sorry, pitiful,
down, despicable, malignant, and un
justifiable lying, Editor-Geto, of the
railroad Journal, takes the bakery. He
coolly repeats day after day lies which
he knows are lies. Tuesday he repub
lishes the fake resolution which the Al
liance editors of Kansas were accused
of passing, and the lying statement as
to our state bureau of labor having as
certained that only two farms in seven
ia this state are mortgaged. With Mun
chausen's hat and Mulhnttan's pencil.
Editor Gere has ashieved the distinction
of being the monumental liar of the
. CRADD0CK EXPELLED.
J. H. Craddock has been finally ex
pelled from the order of the K. of L , for
financial irregularities and a general
disregard of the obligations and princi
ples of the order. The order should
now, and we trust will, be placed upon
abetter and more reputable basis in
this city. There are hundreds of men
who are in full sympathy with its ob
jects, but who have been deterred from
joining by the disreputable association
involved. Mr. Bigeiow, the present
worthy State Secretary, is a gentleman
whom any man may be proud to call
his friend. ,
The intelligent republican farmer will
not be slow to see that the new people's
party is only a slim trick to gobble their
vo',es for the especial benefit of demo
crats; but their good, sound sense will
or ought to nrotect them against pS-tsjthe independents, and that practically
of all lvU.-Grana hland Times. Vfl there will be but two pol mc al parties
In the face of the demo-republicah
conspiracy la our legislature last winter,
the above it 'he greatest sample of gall
we have teeu "Tne Intelligent repub
can farmer" will not be likely to be
mi;ch longer fooled by the sharp repub
lican railroad editor.
The Nebraska Exposition AMociatloa,
T. J. Ulekey, Sfc'v. Lincoln, hold a
race meeting la this city June 13tn, 16th
and 17th, which will no doubt be an In
teresting oeeatloa for lover cf fait
u-wrt. Arrangement bate Utt
iat!e whereby a.l railroad leading Into
Lincoln will carry tengrr at cue
j and oee third fare fr the round trip,
from Jub Itta to 1Mb.
JXVTMAR JUI MXALIIX.
Th SUltJarntl t Sunday tay that
S.-bUllng. th nK-retary of th IVop'.'
national routiuitt, " tb Wad.ua,
vrator at th celebration of th lis
Mark! Mulder. TM Uentirely fait.
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Til UKSDA V JUNE 11,
! tTTte St. Jo Herald says: "A swin-
j dler has been sentenced to be execated
by a Chinese jury Oh, come off.
Do Chinese juries execute as well as try
F"Twenty-five Harvard boys were
fined 860 each for maintaining a liquor
nuisance. They were members of the
Alpha Delta Phi Club, w hose rooms
were recently raided by the police and
relieved of a choice assortment of
liquors. The fines aggregated $1,623.
JjfGen. Schofield, commander of the
U. S. Army, is to marry Miss Georgie
Kilbource, of Keokuk, Iowa, June 18.
Well, may the old general long be hap
py, and may his widow, when he dies,
secure a younger soldier. We have no
sympathy with the saying, "there is no
fool like an old fool."
Cr?It Is said a French syndicate has
been formed to buy up all the silver ia
the country. This action is predicated
on tho belief that this country will re
store free coinage, and that the gold
standard countries of Europe wih soon
be forced to adopt a bi-metallic stand
ard. Tho venerable farm mortgage bagey
has vanished before the statistical col
umns of the eleventh census. American
It the venerable bogey who wrote the
above will examine tbe statistical col
umns of the eleventh census he will find
that nine million homes. are mortgaged
In the United States.
Where are the men who a few short
months ago were crying that the McKin
ley bill would injure the price of farm
prod ucts 1 Superior Journal.
They're out looking for the fool killer.
Tbey expect to set him to work on the
idiots who are claiming that the present
high price of coru is caused by the Mc-
tgrThe Sunday Call responds to
Rosewater's circular asking for sugges
tion! how to save the republican party
by publishing a cartoon representing
Rosewater, the Bee and the Bee build
ing, and Johnny Watson in the form of
a snarling cur led by Rosy, all being
hoisted presumably out of the state by
the No. 9 boots of several republicans.
Was the cartoou suggested to friend
Bushnell by memories sweet of favors
received from Rosey!
Senator Colquitt, of Georgia, is quoted
as using the following pertinent and
"Why should the free coinage of sil
ver be opposed now? What new light
has dawned upon the world? Who is
the inspired prephet and leader to tell
us that Washington and Jefferson and
Hamilton and Adams and Jackson and
Crawford and Clay and Webster and
Calhoun and Gallatin were all wrcng
were tyros and mountebanks in finance
for approving the free coinage of silver
as well as of goldt"
IJ"Mr, Cbas. A. Dana, of the N. Y.
Sun, is accused of continuing his "un
flagging but impotent attempts to be
little Cleveland." Mr. Dana denies the
soft impeachment, and says h3 "never
undertook to belittle such a fat man.
We oniy advised him that his safety and
happiness required him to set about a
serious effort to belittle himself. He
took our advice, employed a competent
specialist of this city, worked hard on
the mountain climber, and sweated
like a bull. In that way he belittled
himself so that we suppose his weight
must be fifty pounds less now than it
was in the election of 1838."
13?" Hon. Chas. B. Farwell, wholesale
drygoods merchant, of Chicago, and
late U. S. Senator, received an appro
priation of $3,000 from the treasury of
Uncle Sam, to experiment in producing
rain from a cloudless sky by the explo
sion of dynamite bombs from a balloon.
Mr. Farwell once busted a tremendous
hole in the state treasury of Texas, but
not with dynamite. He has also made
many a hole in the pockets of western
drygoods dealers, with bills, not bombs.
He may open such a hole in the sky
with his ex plosions as to produce a
flood in the arid regions. A man who
seriously proposes to solve the irriga
tion problem by aereal concussion
ought to have a guardian appointed to
show tim how to keep out of the wet.
tsrSavs the B. f M. Journal:
A writer in the World-Herald unwftiis
a lot of political prophecy and among
other things he says that "the republi
cans and democrats will unite against
r . tZUrH
nothing left of the democratic party to
n.ll h onrlhinff Ha id lll'OhlibK'
correct in his surmise that "there will
be but two parties;' there will be the re
publican party and Jay Burrows.
All right. We accept the situation,
if It will afford any consolation to edi
tor Gere. The betting odds jutt now
re more than two to cue in favor of i
The Engllth scandal resulting frcm
th cheating at card by an Englt.h no
bleman pottettes little inter t for the
average Nebratkan. Tb trial retulting
fr;u it, however, throw a calcium light
upon certain pbate of Kiigslth country
If and th way of the arUtocracy.
Think ol ih heir-apparent to Us Erg
I'.themplr -upon which th tun uevr
trtt." aittuc banker at a private
! gambling table, and carrying with hsut
ia hi visit I h. couuiry inen.it
Mt tl counter for bumrat playing.
Either gaiuWIi g I a bf'.!r oceupaUua
M6an w had nt M4 r th KojIltH
lo,a u , mtlt gw,l trto
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Will be a Fruitless Game
Up in Nebraska it is the game for this
year for the State Bar Association to
nominate a candidate for the supreme
court, thus leaving a plausible excuse
for the ol parties to unite in its sup
port. The game wont work The In
dependents are already preparing to
make straight nominations, and can
beat the old parties united. Kansas
Tbe Deros. and National Banks.
You farmers have been told for many
years that the Democratic party was
opposed to national banks. Now the
next time you hear that, you ask the
man if he can find any Democratic na
tional platform since 1868, that has op
posed national banks. You will find
that he will be confused for if he is post
ed he will know you have caught him
None too Vile to be Saved.
Gen. Vifquain is the latest convert to
tbe Independents and Church Howe Is
on the mourner's bench. "While the
lamp of life holds out to burn the vilest
sinner may return." Chambers EagleJ"
Tbe Mistake of the Cincinnati Conven
Fayette Co., W. Va.,June2, 18917
Eijitok Alliance: I regret very
much that circumstances over which I
had no control prevented my attending
the Cincinnati conference. I have read
carefully tho proceedings of the con
vention, and must say, with one excep
tion, the platform is all that could have
beeu looked for. I refer to the trans
portation plank. I look upon it as a
compromise measure, and any com
promise shows weakness. It demands
"national control and supervision" of
transportation. This means nothing
more than what we now have, an Inter-
State commerce law. I think we have
enough of that kind of control. It fur
ther says "and if this control and su
pervision does not remove the abuses
now existing then we demand govern
ment ownership of transportation" etc.
Why give those galling, despotic rail
road monopolies another lease of life.
that tbey may fasten their poisonous
fangs into tbe commerce of this country
and fortify themselves against any ap
proach of justice the people are de
The first clause of the transportation
plank is certainly a very weak structure
for a platform upon which the advanc
ing millions now falling into line must
stand. It is entirely too frail. The
convention should have put a trans
portation plank in our platform that
had no uncertain sound. The trans
portation question is second in import
ance in this great political revolution
that is now going on, and it is a clear
case to my mind that this vexed ques
tion can never be settled until every
foot of railroad, telegraph and telephone
line, and all transportation and com
munication, is turned over to the gov
ernment a:-:d operated in the interest of
all the people. Let this question be
now raised and thoroughly ventilated
before the convention which meets on
the 22nd of next Febuary. There let
the party demand without fear or favor
the immediate turning over of all pub
lio carriers to the government.
J. B. Romixe.
Happenings in Omaha.
The outcome of the Cincinnati con
ference seems to put new life into the
independents of Omaha. The next
meeting of the independent club prom'
ises to be the fargest ever held. Hon
Allen Root is a prominent member of
the club and his speeches have made
The tailors of Omaha are on the right
track. They are having a few meetings
twice a month for the purpose of dis
cussing the issues of the day. Several
other unions and K. of L. assemblies
are going to do the same. This is a
wise plan and is certain to be a great
factor toward political education.
Rosey has gone to Europe. Well,
well, your correspondent has predicted
that he would sell the Bee or do some
thing else. Before starting he says In
his farewell letter that for the last fif
teen years the federated corporations
ave dictated the nominations from
constable up to governor of tho republi
can party. We wonder why such a con
scientious (?) man as Rosey would sup
port such a party when ho knew this.
He seems to have just found it out.
Well, after a man loses his country cir
culation and then soon after loses his
city circulation it is enough to make
him hunt up the cause . You can never
redeem yourself, Roy. Even five
cents a week and all the men you can
hire to solicit subtcriptions won't help
There is a society In Omalm known
as the society to prevent cruelty to ani
mals, but your correspondent knows of
non to prevent cruelty to humans, For
an Illustration ther are men working
lo tb meltr her twelv hour per
day. and every month when th change
shift, on tel ha to work twenty-four
hour Mralk'bt without any rett. Tbelr
work I hard and th men tan b
Piloted out on th aireet from their
worn out took, Should the writer hitch
a worked dowa hor ta a havy U4
oa th ttrt and wot, him twenty
tour hour wlthoat a bl! el ml th
aim HH-iety would mutt UUly huv
Hi tailed. . . ,
Out el mer lha thr thousand
( bmiHeeptt in Otftshu inly tn ma
w;ig to a atuwr rni'.
0TUX C.iXI'W HMfvA HttiAsr.
Dr. A lUioB, t IVttUatl. M , it
lobtir d lr htrety f? U?lg at
lhrllgli rvlcw ot a aa Hpitcopal
rare, b4 tVr gfe$lg ia a rua
lb ulbl I UitpVn tk k'aea
ECHOESOFTHE CINCINNATI CON
VENTION. The Xew Nation:
The Cincinnati conference ha in
creased the probability of throwinir the
j election of letnJ into Congress, so think
the Philadelphia Telegram, republican.
Surprised That Americans can Pool Their
Zion't Herald. Boston: It was not ex"
pected that such a mob of discontents,
representing the most discordant views
and classes farmers, Federal and Con
federate soldiers, members of labor or
ganizations, prohibitionists, greenback
ers. nationalists. Christian socialists.
female suffragists, aad disgruntled poli
ticians could harmonize on anything-
but, to the surprise of everybody, they
did, and speedily too.
Another Sober View.
Boston Transcript: Their attack onr
the national banks is probably the weak
est part of their platform. But it will
be very unwise to despise the strength,
of a party which cast so many votes as
did this, in another guise, lost fall. The
crusade for cheap money and lighter
taxation swept several of the Western
s'ates from the regular party mooring?,
as everybody knows; and it i3 exceed
ingly doubtful if they can be got back
again ny aiciuniey proselyting before
tkn nnvt- nwaaiif.intial nlnnflAn fa X tL!.
the next presidential election. It is this
fact which imparts great significance to
tne Cincinnati convention.
A Demand for Honest Admission.
Xete York Recorder: Free coinage of
silver, which tbe Cincinnati platform
afso insists on, is not half as dingerous
as tbe present system, which forces the
government to buy all the silver offered
at the market price and store it array in
brick vaults, where it is of not the slight
est use to anybody. In their heart of
hearts, the great majority of republican
leaders know that this is true, and that
the time will come when they will have
to acknowledge It openly. The work
done on tbe banks of the Ohio this week
should convince them that the best time
to say so is now.
Tbe Farmers' Convention at Columbus,
The vote in the Farmers' convention,
at Columbus, last week, againsi putting
a people's party in the field in Ohio was
6t to 63. These farmers were mainly
old republicans, and tbe narrow vote
shows that the people's party has a deer
hold upon the farmers of the state. P.
P. Elder, speaker of the Kansas House
of Representatives, say's that the peo
ple's party will have a ticket In the field
in Ohio, in spite of the action of tbe
Columbus convention. Other new
party leaders say the same thing.
He has his Doubts, but we will see.
American Spectator, Boston: I doubt,
however, if the nationalistic party will
evince any considerable strength during
the ensuing decade. But it is quite pos
sible, if not probable, that through the
channel of the republican party many
socialistic measures may be passed, as
the trend of this great party is unmis
takably toward paternalism and cen
tralization. A Generality That Glitters Indeed.
The Hartford Courant: The bold re
formers composing tbat Cinciunati plat
form committee shied when they came
to the tariff for all the world like a
parcel of unreformed, timid, time serv
ing, vote-hunting politicians. The word
tariff does not appear in their platform,
and tariff-ieform is equally conspicuous
by absence. The nearest approach they
make to tbe subject is in a not dazzling
ly glittering generality to the effect that
no kind of taxation, national, state or
municipal, should be used to build up
one interest or class at the expense of
There is a West.
Well, the convention has been held.
Its work is over and the results are be
fore the country. It was earnest, en
thusiastic an 1 harmonious; and from
which springs the name of the people's
party, with all that the name implies, a
political platform characterized by great
discretion, the enunciation of industrial
reforms and the grand ultimatum of free
cointge. All this is elaborated in due
form and expression.
But lh8 point which impresses us and
attracts our special attention lies iu the
fact that the pervading spirit and ani
mating thought of the convention was
decidedly and unequivocally western.
It dominated its sentiment and action
throughout. It developed intelligence,
resolution, scope and courage. All of
which leads to the conclusion that the
time has como when it must be beard
with respect, aud when its opinions and
conclusions must be met by the east
with fairness and just appreciation.
And hence it must now and henceforth
be understood, there is a west. That it
means something and cannot be safely
ignorea. its development to the su
preraest point is apparent. "Empire"
i the culmination, und to this it must
come at last.
Tbe National Conservatory of Music of
The annual Entrance Examination of
the National Conservatory of Music,
Nos. 126 and 128 East 17th street, New
York, will be held as follows:
Singing: September 24th and 25th,
1891, from 9 a. m. to 12 m.; 2 to 5 p.m.;
from 8 to 10 p. jn.
Violin, 'Cello, Contrabass, Harp and
all other Orchestral Instruments: Sep
tember 2sth from U a. m. to 12 m., and
2 to 5 p. m.
l'inuo and Organ : September 29th,
0 a. m. to 12 m , and to 3. p. m.
Orchestra: November 2, from 4 to ft
Chorus: November 4th, from 8 to 10
Operatic Chorus -November 2nd
from 8 to 10 p. m.
The object ol the National Conserva
tory of Music being the advancement
of music in the United State through
the development of American talent,
application for admission Into the clim
es of the Conservator are hereby invi
ted. It I expected that positive apti
tude shall be shown by the candidate
for admlMion, withcut regard to tbe
applicant's stags of progress, and that
hi or her desire to rwive th instruc
tion Imparted lo the 'omervatory shall
be tb outcome of a serious and well
delimit purpose. Th atircetoful can
didate w til enjoy th tuition ol th beat
teacher that tan t eugigcil, and,
after graduation, will I afforded op.
portiibitW tf making known their
complUhmvnta, thus securing engage
menu. Th condition ol ad:uisia a
to le, tie., tvarylng according to tho
rlatairtcatiott ol th pupil k, Btw deter
mined bf th Utrd i dlreriort. In
st met lent la all braBche will Urn given
freelotttiileut who talent and iir
eumtlauce warrant It. 'lb rmM
eu, tri tvUlon ia Kinging, ttperaii
and ttiUceluucoua, rktlfrf gio, M lit .
M,;lmBt, UltxMitUm, rMtt ant (tali,
an I'lano, tii jaa. Urp, Yto'.n, Viola,
( lle! Hut, OW. t Urionrt, ISiuwmn,
t rench Horn. l'iri, irombon. lUr
mony, I VueurpoUt and Cmi jUUib.
llitlory 1 1 Musi Chamber Mtttki, Or
nostra and I borua,
tvt luither rariH-ular. addr,
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