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tue Wketlae Wiidta-l .
aB fcaatkeaaw brWag,
Ste w, vr fro at chin
Uimum work 4 Miami: at P.
..cmaaiakoacw! wkokoarltai aau-
aa feeate o aoxber'a toil.
,aa soar uterine, narrinc atlUon
flhall haf hto tMm oc ua mm mi
tot taroll for at: in the worWibroad bosom
Thar to too for all la the world- aivat
ptwvfctee if nrai'r iWd;
la MCk if tea kat a do mora,
aaa tk atkwr wttk aau rlcke. .
yw aatk toiler to rU ki hoar;
Aswa the wag ol ta aigrr or
Aa tt ta Urrmi froai tk poor ataa'a
';OBnaata owner of vkoMemd
Aa4 lia aMesurt kev brourkt kla
'TkQctkc nni wretobe ko lt t fss!
Are robbe of oomfort a kop and kealtk.
Uaawtoa the ruler hatlti In kto carritr,
aoffct kjr ta labor of fcalf pai4 aten-
wko arc abut oot of koia and marrUffe,
, And ara barded like sbeepiD a kovel pea.
laaeetrlal Anay Martblag tetae
As Appeal to Wcattrn
Men to Stand
Mipdktowh, 0., Jane 23, 1801.
Imtoi Farmers' Aixiajsch Notic
ing u article in your valued paper, to
1a effect that McKlnley was received t
Columbus by a shouting multitude, fate,
ad that his progress from Canton wu
continual ovation, and other things
' leading to create the impression that
the . people of Ohio were fools, 1
laeacht it might be interesting to the
people of Nebraska to hear the status
4 the situation in Ohio discussed by a
member of the People's party, and one
-who was in Columbus, 0, during the
eoavent'-)n of the so-called republican
party. I will endeavor to give you my
observations, which have been taken
First I will say that when the Gieat(')
HcKinky looked upon the republican
convention at Columbus be saw that
. sine out of every (en delegates wore
silk hats and polished shirt fronts, and
wen mostly lawyers and ring politi
clans. He also noticed, as? it could not
i the notice of the most casual ob-
, let alone the leader of one of the
txnypeat humbugs, that the farmers
aad workingmen were conspicuous by
tbeir absence. In fact there was a vac
iia noti cable that had never , before
keen seen in a republican convention,
Stark my words, Brothers of Nebraska,
tbe Great (?) McKinley will not be in
-taia race in Ohio this fall, and well he
Tbe banded farmers and worklngmen
at OUo have crossed tbe Rubicon, and
will not go back. County after county
iaaa fallen into line endorsing the, peo
pie's party, and are putting county and
legislative tickets in the field, and on
, the ftth and (Kb of Augest next there
will be placed in nomination at Spring.
field, O., by tbe largest convention ever
held la Ohio, the standard bearer of the
People's party in the state campaign.
Thist convention bids fair to rival the
notional convention at Cincinnati, which
ail must admit was tbe largest political
. convention ever held in this country.
The delegates will number nearly 1,600
if I am not mistaken, and the nominee
' of that convention should nearly if not
quite redeem the Buckeye state. The
People's party have count v organiza
tions in all but one county, and lam of
the opinion that that county although a
little late getting into the field, will give
na a good vote.
One hundred and thirty-seven trades
unions in Cincinnati met and endorsed
the People's party; and from what I can
learn it will not be in Ohio as it was in
' Nebraska last fall, but here we will get
a enormous labor vote in the larger
cities.! Springfield. Cleveland and other
large cities are falling into line hand-
eomely, and by November the enthusi
asm el the movement will carry the
state before it. We have some gallant
leaden of the party here in Ohio. One
deserving special mention is John Seitz,
ol Tiffin, who may be our candidate for
governor. He at present is conducting
a debate for the People's party against
Gen. Vrosvenor for the republicans,
mod Judge Blandln for the democrats,
ad he is getting decidedly the beet of
it You see they condescend to debate
with us here. I believe that in Omaha,
last fall, Consell and Bryan refused to
meet Allen Boot on tbe stump, claim
leg that be did not represent any po
litical party, but times change.
Mold on out there boys, the east is
-waking up. They are a little slow but
they will be with you in 192. But for
tjodssake don't yon who have made
the first and greatest fight against the
money power, grow weary or faint
hearted, and forsake the movement you
have started; for if you but stand firm
the whole nation will tall into line. All
round me I bear the tramp of the in
dustrial army marching to battle.
aad there is no doubt as to the final
eedla of the conflict. , The grand new
Peeassa Part will sween tha Held, and
ia the charge of its advancing hosts will
to dowe tha money monopoly of this
country, and Incur pimp of the JdcEin
ley stripe. So cheer up, and watch our
ceapeiga la Ohio this fall, 1 caa
peetai you that some surprise are ia
tereftr every oee.
- Yours rttpectfuHv.
CI3 E. I. LlA ISWOkTlt,
Oa the Cost ef IUUwss.
Lst week we gave fair a more than
fait ethllit ol the tt of coestntction of
the road bed and eperaUag I Mures.
Takkw person caa dUtiactly aad powV
tively dUpute the f rice of atate rial giv
a aad coat ef later tey Hi see that
I7. ailie builds a (rvts-'aaenwd,
dpi 4 to Mk ft aiiSe euKawa road.
' TatM Mes t tie e.wtttloa ut ryllisg
4fk Of aUipBf st.
, t avetace wtetere road f say 50
la etst, kut ptoiMe ttaht
sofa fat tare trata, ree each way. Th:s
tCitra te he toe low Uwit. - Hat tbe
Tltt rteuW be aware that Iraias are
trt' of three ttf fr'U ear
ctnoaf bf tbe toad: er bated
Cm ear mmnK a1' Ureugh tr
kapal treit l;o tiiau c th Us.
rare, tairty tats, tr ta
ad 1 ivsee sa)scyMis, will
set op the freight end of a western road
in fair shape and it is as much as they
owa in actual fact until the enormous
profits fill up for a larger business. Put
the total at 140 cars.
The passenger service, of course, va
ries with the circumstances. But two
trains each way, with two coaches and
a baggage for each train, is the almost
universal make up. Sleepers are al
ways leased or run by the steeping car
company. Four trains require twelve
cars. And k is likely that fifteen cars
would be put on, five of them baggage.
Make it twenty coaches! Of course we
are writing of the original outfit.
The road would probably have eight
road locomotives And four yard engines
at least. . Put it tea train and five yard
Frrigkt oars twst ail the way front 2M
iteood kand) to S.VW eca. Tke 140
fn-igbu mrny fce aut down at 65,000
Tbe J pasacairer coackoa and bajrgaa
wtUtt fruwSMUto ,, put It.. 3&,H0
Tbr road locomotives would cost from
Tke Av v ard cbcIbm Cult from four
autend to sis ',00
There null tM kand ears, and similar
atiacbnM-Bt say..... .
Whoop! Why, you granger, and son
of a granger you have not got 11,000 a
mile as yet for a six train a day road!
And think of rhethreetrain roads! Well,
what hall we do about it? We have al
ready allowed 12,000 per mile for rolling
stack and how on earth can we get
there. Well, we wont doit. Toucan t
make tbe rolling stock oa a new road
foot np 12,000 per mile nor can you
make it go to wl.'NO a mile even on tne
Northern Pacific. If they run in every
old squirt of a fire box that has been
used for ten years, dumped in tbe re
fuse yard, and replaced especially
when tlS.liOO mountain "moguls" are
put down M0,000!
Take a 100-mile road for instance we
having a 00-mile road in view.
it cost mzu.uw to uuiia it oi wnicn
about 1200,000 was bonus. It has one
train up and down the road daily. It
runs one freight. It requires two en
gines! worth about IC.OHO each. It
uses not more than twenty-five box cars,
and one passenger car, one baggsge.
Tbe entire rolling stock of the row! is
not worth 130,000 or put it at MOO a
When the outrageous lies and frauds
perpetrated under the bead of railway
cost are laid bare, there wll be some
crushing of financial egg shells. Great
An article on "The present Western
currency agitators" in the May number
of the fianktn' Monthly, closes as follows:
"Well, we believe that the silver lob
by is vastly stronger than the handful of
raw . currency reformers which will
amuse tbe wits at the capital next win
ter, and fiat money unsecured by silver
is something the Y. M. B. A. represent
atfves will never see, nor will their long
ever hear the reading of an Act
passed abolishing the national banks,
There does not seem to be anything for
tnem to uo, since tney pin tneir laitn to
these two dogmas. Yes. 'Aty can me,
but at ithost biddiug and on uhich side
mil they totef
ilew do you like that, farmers of illl
nois and of tbe country r What a polite.
delicate and cultured way these bankers
nave oi caning you jack asses. Tbe rea
son for their confidentinsolence is plain
ly shown in the last sentence, "Yes, you
can vote,? but as long as you vote in
either of the old parties, both of whieb
tney control, tney win run tne finances
oi tne country to suit tnem selves, in
the words of another banker, "Tbe banks
will select the candidates for both part
ies ana men let tne d a fool people tight
over which one one of our men they'll
elect." tanners, do you propose
to Keep riant on allowing yourselves to
be made tbe tools cf the plutocrats! If
you do, we won't defend you from their
insult. lowa Tribune,
Tbe Rule of the Rogue.
If the people of the city of Philadelphia
and the state of Pennsylvania are not
satisfied with the size and ingenuity of
the rascals whom they have deliberately
called to the administration of their af
fairs they must be bard to please.
It was a prodigious scale upon which
they proceeded to plunder both city and
state. Tbe enormous sums which have
run through John Bardsley's fingers and
gone, nobody is yet willing to tell where,
are doubtless but a small portion of the
spoil. Even tbis account, however, con
tinues to grow from day to day. The
last item is a half million of school funds
added to the million and a half of state
and city funds gone before.
He got this money without question
and it is gone. Who got it after John
Bardsley, or through whom John Bard
sley squandered and dissipated it, re
mains for the state or the city to find
But these sums, vast as they are, are
but trifles in comparison with the mighty
aggregate of stealings running through
a quarter of a century during which the
Quays, the Cameron and the Bardsley's
have been i n control of the state and city.
It has been just as well known all along
as it Is now that the public funds were
systematically and criminally misused,
and that enormous profits in the form of
interest or returns upon private specu
lations were realized. But it mad m
impression upon the public mind. The
republican party was dominant, and it
saw lit to place publle authoritv. and
especially the custody of public funds,
in th haadsof one ectcricus kcav after
Th peopW preferred the ml of the
rogue, and they ought not to complain
oi to natural confluence. tnould
they ever get weary of It the remedy la
In their owa hands aad easily applied.
Th ballot boxea are stilt open to lb
povp' ef PeBDyivk8la, to thoe of
other communities. .ir ivtt
Piol.f. th New Yok Lit.
Nsw Yc;, Jan -Miclast Shaa
Boa, depaty upnatndsal ef thk(at
Insurance IVpartiaasf, aad Jcaa 8.
rttrtoa, th actuary of the depart
a at, under iattiucUoas front Superis
tcadvat of tatureac Pierce, took th
first steps to-dsy toward a tas.!ttoa
t the eCsirt at Uc New Yr late la
suraare I'empna. T t called at th
:etiv' HtfK aad bad a beg cow
rwtuwitk Mr. v ka, a4 irr. Twk,
v-VvMeMtMwtMur r' u p
ratics. Km will l isa hv t ee-espaay
te Mr. !thatta aad hi atwite, e
I kit they stay ail imiM M
taibialkf ih hocks avd taawre ad4
ia ! InvtMtigasma, t J k said t
day that the vuwpatty weald g tit
tKura?l ftepestiawat lrt paaaltis
faviht. to tkt tit taut;!!' p aigai
be ttarvugkly .ta4. 1 he .iiui
iva .. t l K W. 1 fwf tvl
FARMERS ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB,,
SomtUxlr ux.k tbe pains to Cccre cp tke
iolrrMt bo tbe co4 fud to tke ladiaais for
llaofcattan Itlant, on vnica New York la utu
aud. ami. at S per cent eon. poc ad IMcrtet, tt
was fousd to axceed In amount tke total aa.
valuation of New York City Xtttnf,
tkatkMaa tctire value of tke property In
New York to-day is lcauBivlcBt to pay per
cent oa Ita original cost.
Tbis particular Is of tremeedous aisnia-
eance to oor traders, for ft means tfcstevea
wken only S percent la ebarred bf ocr banks,
that suck amuunt kcoretbaaeata up ail tke
profit of any and tverybuslLetslntke land.
The usuer trading upon a certainty
and all other men upon unceita'nty, in
the end of the game ail the money will
be in tne uox. tsaeen.
The Roman republic fell at the hands
of usury. Tbe colossal fortune that
ruined Italy wens due to concentration
of estates through usury, so sacred was
-Usury has destroyed every nation
that has tolerated it." olha, in Ais
It is then, it is tne mnrder of our
brethren. It is the curse of God and tbe
curse of the peoole. This is usury."
"nicked has been the treason of
Judas, the persecution of tyrants, and
crimes of robbers. 6 1 ill the malice of
all these together has been concentrated
in usury; usury is the source of fraud,
and root of lies and matter of decep-
tion." St. Ambrose.
"By a lucky accident. Which bas I
great effect upon men's ideas, the invi-
dious work, usury, which formerly
meant the taking of any interest formou-
ey, came now to express only the taking
of exorbitant or- illegal interest."
Thou shalt not lend upon usury to
thv brother; usury of monev. usury of
victuals, usury of anything that is lent
upen usury, unto a stranger tnou
cisyest lend upon usury" Hebrew Bible,
lfcere are two words in the bible that
are rendered atrano-er. Oun meana an.
jouruer, who became circumcised and
b&d all tbe rigbts el a Jew, and tbe
other means foreigner, alien. The lat-
ter is the one used in the above ouota-
tion: tbe passage cannot possibly iustifv
one citizen in lending to another of the
tiame nation. Nations never grant to
the citizens of other nations greater
right than are ceeded to their own.
in Hebrew language to lend upon
usury means to bite. Three several
times God swore his people not to bite
and devour each other by usury, prom-
ising them that in case of obedience
teat they should "lend unto many na-
tions" and that they ehould "not bor-
row." and as a result, for "the borrow-
er ia servant unto the lender," that they
should "reign over many nations, but
they shall not reign over thee." He also
threatened them in case of disobe
d ance with reduction to the necessity
of borrowing of strangers and conse-
quent subjection to them. The lan-
guageisvery striking and bas been
very strikingly inmiied. to justny tne orutaiuiesoi society, seems
"The stranger that is within thee," such an outrage to the greatest and ten
not the foreigner or alien, for even in derest heart which ever beat, that it al-
their humiliation and punishment. God
would not permit the subiection of his
people to aliens, "Shall get up above
the very high; and thou shalt come
down very low.''
He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt
not lend to him; he shall be the bead
and thou shalt be the tail." Both should
be parts of one great religious move
ment, but, instead of the Jew, the
stranger (not tbe alien,) that came with
in would be the head of it, as it is to
day, while the descendants of Abraham,
because of disobedience, should shrivel
to the demensions only of its tail.
Tbe lounuation curse that lies at the
bottom of all the commotion and neril
of the present is usury, and no adjust-
merit of human affairs that does not de-
stroy usury, root and branch, can pos-
sibly be permanent, or long delay a fi-
linai ana aieailUl settlement.
Onlv since the timo rf Hptit-v thn
Eighth has English lawpermitted usury,
and within that time by its means Eng-
land nas enslaved we world, Out It is too uon i care auout, worus. a ueiieve mai
late in the ages for those fetters to been- the world is upon the verge of the reali
during, In our great blindness and in- zation of the visions of universal peace,
fatuation that leads us to copy every- love and justice, which the seers and
thing English, and partly by English in- poets of all ages have more or less dim
trigue in our affairs, we have been in- 1 foreseen and testified of. Of course I
duceo to so arrange and organize our
financial system that whenever the
mother country wishes to strengthen her about to enter upon an era of progress
own finances, she can do so at our cost, wholly different from any previous one,
(and we are powerless to prevent it, un- not only in the immediate actual Un
der the present vicious system of pre- provement and ennobling of human
tended gold base) by drawing the found- conditions, but still more in the full
ation from under our finances, and so recognition of the illimitable possibili-
precipitate panic and ruin.
The great bulwark and strength of the
power of Mammon by which he rules the
world to-day is usury. It is the support
of all our boasted institutions cf learn-
lug, hence all the power of learning, re'
ligious and secular, is given to sustain it.
It is the main dependence for support of
the pulpit and the press, consequently
pulpit and press barter the trutn in its
By its means the masses of our peoole
are rapmiy Binning irom tne proud po-
BBwaiurui-wi inxaieu u uhm oi
shivering menials if not of despairing,
spiritless slaves, and anv human reme-
dy, to be effective, must be radical and
speedily applied, it must recognize the
ia inai usury is pet yens on ana com-
plete contradiction of the fundamental
law of use to the neighbor. No man can
possibly practice it and at the same time
render obedience to tne law ol God that
requires supreme love to God and equal
love to the neighbor. The man who prac
tices it upon sis oroiuer ives no evi
dence that he has eternal lit abiding in
itiui. n ecu uig ;uuu( uim uieuiiiKul
what he should do to inherit eternal life,
the answer, clear and unmistakable, was
"Keep tl.e commandmenu."
History, many times repeated, shows
that no law, so civil arrangement, can
ever destroy usury that does not make it
LI It' I . ,L- i I
Impossible to take it, either by furnish
ing conditions in which It would be im
possible to exact it, or by taking out of
human hearts the selfishness that leads
men to demand it; yet we believe tbe
time Is at baud when tneg will m&rvel
at th heartiest cruelty thai ever per
mitted thD to practice it. "Every
plant wmcft sty aeaveut rawer
not planted stall be routed up." 0, '
Talks ca Nuna!seu
if .:ard KUf la tk Xtw Kat.tt.
Mr, twite wkekw rfteattf ta4 ua a
t.iaia. . a lnad wko en a
tlu:)ai fKM tk staa 4iit fit'
liftitk ):. .
Mroi.- mt, a reaa l.k yon
uckt to be with u. Why ar yea acif
11. t 11 I am afraid ttm will at
tklak aiuch cf aiy rea a, for It i act a
taahltiaable cm BBa4. The tnili
k, I aaa sSttf -ieitd wgfc t j 1 W nt dmiH ret w crsstry ku
IWv ia th bit.). a4 a (m forlkta tfH ever half araatart th duanv
aot ta.af ve tat a is ianai-
iBy ef yar a.oi wlu tk wtrd H
a. ay. it s (.a mi nuot i t
restM te hvar ay o fte tut e pt
it aaiM ,!. v ra.ar ta m
t-1. aad (-tally the haw Ttawl,
enr tMt d- y aitat.
ft. la it h It, kowvvtr, ia than very
Nw Ittian tut thai I lad a depart
t.fti wkub inmim to u aixolwW'y fatal
tu vrnr iit,art.,k ;a Yuu rrt r..ia In
W! th t rtr. tut Jtj Chr ttMH.
tave always with yea.'
Now, I admit your theory is very plaus
ible, and even admirable, but cow is
any one coiag to get over these plain
words, if te i like myself, a believer
8. Did not Christ also tell bis dis
ciples to pray, "Thy kingdom come;
Toy will be done on earth as it is in
heaven r Do you beleive there is any
poverty in heaven f
B. in B. Probably not, of course
8. Then yon must either believe
that Christ taught his disciples to pray
for what could never be realized, or else
lie contemplated a time when poverty,
as welas other evils, would be abolished
here on earth. Is there any way of
getting over that?
B. in B I confess that tbe idea in
just that form is new to me.
. It strikes me, then, that von must
have been repeating the Lord's Prayer
rather inattentatively all these years,
Somewhere else 1 believe Christ tells
his diociples that two duties sum up all
the law and the prophets: one being to
love God wholly, the other to love one's
neighbor as one's self. Now. how long
! do you think, if everybody loved his
neighbor as bimseli, there would be lett
any who were poorer than their neigh
bors? CB. in B. Not long, I presume.
8. Well, what are you going to do
about it. Are you going to refuse to
obey tbe command, for fear the suppos-
ed prophecy will be damaged? Do you
think it will be accepted as a good ex-
cost for d;rfrrd!nr thA w.mmand.
that you were tearful least it would
cause the failure of the mrophecv? Dont
vou think that inch an excuse would be
regarded as rawer impertinent?
B. in B. But vou don't denv that it is
fe. Deny it! Why, of course I
deny it. Tbe ascription of a prophetical
quality to the expression, "the poor have
ye always wun you,- u, ueggicg your
pardon, one oi tbe most ridiculous mis-
interpretations oi a perfectly Plain ex
nreseion which ever obtained currency
Christ was comparing the shortness of
bis own stay on eartn wun tne relative
permanency of poverty. Supposing a
man. in comparing ti
should say that John was uncertain, but
that you would always find James at his
desk. Would you understand that in
bis opinion James would be at his post
through all eternity? You would un-
uerstanu mm as using tne wora "ai-
ways" in a relative sense, a sense mwmcn
it is used in all languages ten thousand
times to one time when it is used for
eternity. Seriously, I think you bad
better go home and get down on your
knees, and say your prayers; for if there
u any such thing as blasphemy it surely
consists in quoting the great apostle of
nunisn orotnemooa against tne aooii
tion of poverty.
B. in B Oh! come now, that's
S. I beg your pardon. I had no bus
mess to say teat, nux somenow tne
misquotation of that expression of Christ
ways makes me angry. If you should
see fit to act on the advice I just offered.
let me suggest in connection with your
penitentiaiexercises, a course of Scrip-
mre readings, mere is no reiier na
tionaiistic literature man tne splendid
poems in which Isaiah and the other
Hebrew seers foretold an era when war
and strife should cease, when every man
should sit under his own vine and fig
tree, with none to molest or make him
afraid, when he lion should lie down
with the lamb, and righteousness cover
tne eann as tne waters cover tne sea.
B. in B. But that is the meltennium
mey are laiaingaoout.
8. Well, what of that? Did you sup-
pose th&t, because it is called the milieu-
niuni, it was never coming?
B. in B. Do you believe that this new
era of universal brotherhood and good
leuowsnip, wnica you nationalists are
hoping for. is identical with the millen-
nium predicted in the Seripture?
S. You may call it what you please I
uo not, exjject inai numanuy is to oe
perfected in a day; but I believe it is
wes oi numan nature, ana ids impas-
sioned pursuits of them. No longer, as
in previous ages, groping blindly
througe the night, humanity will be
like au army -marching swiftly and
steadily forward by the light of day.
A writer in the "Arena for June des
cribing tenement houses in cities and
his visits among scenes of woe, at one
place came upon a little family in an
under-ground hole. There the father had
, ' s'"' iCi,uuw
en laying sick for a long time and the
mother with tbe aid of two little girls of
ten and twelve was working on a costly
f . vri- ,he nrifl(, nf wh5(vh to th. p,.nrn.
, , . " . , , ,7 .
would be 00. Their labor, if done
expeditiously, was to be rewarded with
thirteen cents a dav! The woman, ban
pening to tell the visitor that she was
then forty years old, the visitor said:
"And I will be forty-two this summer.'
"O, dear," said one of the little girls,
l should think people would grow
tired of li?mg so many years."
Is there anything more sad than that
ia the story cf woe? Thick of St, ye
who revel in superfluities.
Tbe New York Ait publishes scleral
items from British paper l.k the fol
lowing: Th queen vs. Michael Ikwly, picking
j pocket; plead guilty, by arrangement.
defendant giving bond for appearance
four weeks from tal date for seetoee.
iThe arrsiii-eroeat wa thai defendant
shall depart for A merkt.
A similar ease of a youth t Urged
with Urcoy. oo ka father proti.Ulkg
that be would Mad hloa mi of th coun
try forth with aantonr was satreaiWd
for four week. Th fttsar had already
1 arraagvd tor I s sob departur to New
Th saai paper kaaaru that similar
lBtanN a be fouad la Abau-Ua a4
tg grti t t the fftariri!ai: tk
jcC fef Kr.. Would anyuurpv
pi a th tai th teutalnt qukwrwei 4
smbui w suva a state ei as ana
Our dM to tiirvlga aatrie fur gm4
ttia It imawtM, hat It i bit art
a rriy ia u y y u a tirv
buttea a lit ahuv duck, A
ttp att t put te I. J. to iit4-
llsear to rtt er !) oa K.ctb't
tMivntr! k J. tvawa WiUtJ.lt
iWikliirtry, irar illrtvtath aad il
THURSDAY JULY 2,
Jacob Beck' Prize Essay.
Editor Aluiwce: A copy of the es
say Las been received by the writerand
read and re-read with much interest.
The essay is an answer to the question
"What can tbe government do to pro
mote tbe greatest good to the greatest
number of people without injustice to
any?" The plan proposed taxes no one
a cent. It asks for no charity contribu
tions. It offers work and pay to those
who can get no work, it adds millions
to tbe wealth cf the nation, and many
thousands of happy homes. It gives the
country valuable, patriotic citizens, val
uable in peace, strong in war, instead of
a wretched proletariet in the cities. Tke
plan is unique, but strong as a giant in
common sense. The men who read Thk
Aixiaxck will all read it with interest,
and' then say I never saw anything like
Gen. Booth of the Salvation Army has
moved the world by his "Darkest Eng
land." The work of Booth is both great
and good. But hi plan costs millions
of money, and at best only furnishes a
charity home. Booth's plan is a local
piaster, Beck's plan is a national altera
tive giving health to all the parts.
Booth depends upon contribution Beck
only asks for a fair chance. Booth is a
safety valve for London Beck is a
health to America. Booth' work is no
bleBeck's plan is national strength.
Rome kidnapped daughters from the
Babians, but af terward called on Sabia
for a king.' Congress has robbed the
farmers of land and given it to the cor
porations. May bot Congress yet have
to call on a farmer to save the country?
Tbe price for tbe pamphlet is ten
cents. Send to the author at Decatur,
Burt county, Nebraska. All Alliance
men ought to see it. J. M. Exypeb.
Verdurette, Neb., June 23, 1891.
Brother Bedford Preaches tbe True Doc
trine. Editor Farmers' Aixiamce-. I sel
dom see anything from this (Seward)
county in your paper, and thinking
that you might be interested in tbe wel
fare of the independents in this part of
tbe state I thought I would talk about
them a few minutes.
" Mr. Editor we are in earnest here,
those of us who have opened our eyes
and unstopped our ears; but there are
still some among us "who having eyes
see not, and having ears hear not," and
nothing short of actual starvation will
ever induce them to investigate mat
ters.in order to find out the cause for the
effect. Is it not strange that there are
so many men who never look for cause.
They try to avert effects witkout ascer
taining the cause. Now I did not start
out to write an article on "cause and
effect," but would like to see such an
article by some of our best writers. But
I can tell you, tbe Alliance movement
isn't going backward here; but instead
is growing steadily. We have all the
obnoxious element to strive with. It is
a noticable fact, that you can rate the
people's intelligence by the way they
join in this fight for right and justice.
The most enlightened were the first.
Tbe second were those who were honest
and intelligent but careless; third those
who were deceived by party leaders,
and party literature; and lastly, those
who didn't want to see or hear, and
were so prejudiced that they would not
read anything unless it had republican
or democrat at the head of it, and some
of them wouldn't have known which
side they were reading after if the words
democrat or republican bad not headed
the paper or article. Why, I don't
have to go to any news paper to find
out who is right in this struggle between
labor and capital, and I don't see why
any christian should. Friends, just take
your bibles and read, and if yen read
long enough, and ia the right place, you
will see the law on usury and monopo
ly, and there is something said also
about those who bear false witness,
which I would advise the monopoly pa
per editors to read. Isn't it remarkable
how much vilenese some of those papers
can print. When you read them you
feel as though you had been fed on
tripe prepared on the mellowing system
Everything that flavors of filth or obsce
niry goes in meir columns, and if you
believe half they print you will surely
tnina tne aevii bas run control. And
I think he has in their composition.
There are lots of good things bei ng done
as well as bad, b-;t they only chronicle
tne bad. Aow, Mr. tilitor. I contend
tkat a man is just what the literature he
reads makes him. I hat is a large asser
tion, but I firmly believe It to be true,
Consequently when a man fills himself
with lies there is no room for any truth
in him, and that is inst what lot of folks
are dong to-day. When we caa have
nothing but pure literature, we will
have pure men, pure legislation and I
pure Christianity, and there would be
no monopolies. Why will men spend
their substance fur that which is not
It every Alliance man and woman and
K. of L , and ail reformers would pledge
themselves, aad stand by their f. ledge,
to not support, or help, by so much as a
Dicsie, ioa om monopoly nee:s tkat
feed tfaeai on nUhkad tuff them with
lies, It would be a grand march toward
I ant wors'ag for two thing la our
Subordinate Auiaec. aad they ar two
i would Ilk to are adopted by all re
form bod.. The first Is pure litera
ture; th second is th time lor reading
aad studying. Th former pia!iy
work too ni-head study toe lilt:.
I hr Ut a farsaer over "thirty years
old but what aa li huadmt el dol
lar by tttleg doped lato voting right
againtt hi owa tot rH. !aly t.
tamua a did not tad tint to iafvra
klmealf ea pvltUad affair. II per
haps rd hi tarty paper, a fusday.
aad believed what it i, aad a good
y totted m they had ixwa
u?trd With be and prejudiced nai l
thrdsr frWad ,14 tk ut vi
huaa and now aad survaiioe trd
Uk ia th fat, hut w are all ia fr
j rfw mm, eivept a tow M aau'iuaud
w iefi a vi w Rtttt'twattvw
rvpub' aad aitrtaWk data , tad at
UQ wka th Mtru4 Us 4 f tk
dew rptiUk BkrtMf I , la all
It fcidoui, tUi will aot t a .
H aa er woataa fvuad t
taei ef ta d rvtue ri.
fa (uaviMitiB tt a. Urg vry tm
a aad eMie I I s ft, at
ttirst l M pare rig talti th fcda
M -,i.v pvi'.V, .! kW M iai -t,
tki th. TRUTH. How can a person be
a christian and read tbe Omana fkt
And it isn't the only sheet which should
be taoood. Almost every town ta oor
state that can be called a tow, bas one
or more of the contemptible little
ecaoes, from tbeir larger ana stui more
contemptible politsai popguns.
J ours lor truth ana justice,
E. C. Beifokd.
Filot Ridge, Seward Co., Neb.
Next to finance tbe transportation
question is the most important for the
American people to consider. The fac
tory products cf the east must be ex
changed for the agricultural products
of the west. The timber and mineral
of the north and west must be exchanged
for the cotton, tobacco, rice and other
products of tbe south.
Under our present corporative system
the factory workers in the east and
the farmers of the west and. south who
are the producers of the comforts and
necessaries of life, are robbed of all the
profits arising from these industries, by
tbe transportation companies. For in
stance a Kansas or Nebraska farmer
produces a bushel ef corn for which he
get 18 cents. That corn is carried to
some of tbe eastern manufacturing states
or into tbe coal regions of Pennsylvania
or West Virginia and sold for 00 cents to
the miner wbo produces a ton of coal
for which he get 50 cents. Tbis coal
is carried to Kansas or Nebraska and
sold for 16. The farmer was compelled
to have the coal and tbe miner was com
pelled tojhave the corn. Yet both have
been barely able to live, while the rob
bers who stands between are living in
luxury and high life, and massing mil
lions of wealth which they are using to
buy .legislators, editors and preachers.
who ride on free passe and tell the peo-4
pie tbat it is a very "wild scheme" and
altogether 'Impracticable" to talk about
the government owning and. operating,
the railroads. The answer to these ob
jections are, we live in an age of art,
science and progress, and anything tbat
dan be done by a corporation can ' be
done by the government. It must be
acknowledged by all thinking people
mat a system oi cneap transportation
by which the products of the various
sections can be exchanged would re
sult in great good to tbe producers, all
of whom are laborers, and constitute a
large majority of the people of this
country, and wbo are justly entitled to
all the benefits of tbeir products.
The People's Party is the first politi
cal organization that has taken this ad
vance step in economy on the transpor
tation question and demanded in its
platform , tbat all line of transportation
snail be absorbed by - the governmect.
This proposition is just 'and equitable,
and will be adopted just as soon as the
new.party gets in. power.
ine corporation organs say "is your
party going to confiscate tbe rail
roads, which are private property f " We
say to them no. We are going to get
possession of tbem just as they got tbeir
right-of-way through farms, villages
and cities, wbich were private property.
By condemning them for public use,
and paying their actual cash value,
which will be acertained by a compe
tent commissi appointed bv a con
gress elected bv the People's Party.
i he rates wbicn would be cbarged by
the government would be the actual
cost, which would not exceed one-fiftb,
and in many cases one-tenth, of the
rates now charred bv the rrtada. The
vast sum represented by the difference
in freight, as shown under the present
system, would be left in the hands of
tbe producers as profit, which would
soon enable tbem to pay off the mort
gages which now hang like a dark cloud
over tne nomes of nine millions of peo
Another objection urged . against the
proposition is, "it would bankrupt the
government." jnow since every indi
vidual in the United States is affected
by the trat sport ation of the necessaries
of life, and every individual is a part of
the government, any great saving to the
individuals would be a saving to the
government. There can be no distinc
tion between the government and the
lo those wbo honestly thine that this
proposition is impracticable or unsaie.l
would refer them to the government
mail service wbicb oners a very fair so
lution of the government railroad pro
position advanced by tbe reople s party.
ibis new party also demands many
other reforms which if adopted would
result in as great a benefit to the peo
ple as government railroads. .Those
who have not read the platform of the
reopie's party would do well to read it.
and also take some paper which advo
cates its principles.
Let every farmer, factory worker.
mechanic, merchant and producer vote
the People's ticket.
Will all papers who fight the people's
battles please copy. j, jj. komisk.
Bee, fseward Co., Neb.
Prohibition and the Reform Movement,
Warnekvixie, Neb., June 19, 1691.
C.PITUR alliance: ibrough your
most valuable journal let me say a few
words- nd add a few wholesome sug
gestions for reform movements. The
time is now at hand for concerted action
in the political battle which Is in the
near future, even now at band. Do not,
oear readers of rerorm, entertain one
thought in your minds that the reform
organizations will not heed the cry of
prohibitionists. The time will as sure
come as tne leaves on tne trees come
forth in spuing time, when prohibition
will become a law. It is only lost sight
of at present lor the more needed re
forms that must come soon to give this
nation relief. True bonest statesmen
mut be put to the front, men of Integ
rity and foremost men, that are staunch
reformer tbo ar th men to stand
by this fall at our primarie. and most
el all at th election polls. Friends of
reform cattnot possibly epect anything
at th bands of th demo-republicaa
conibin. It hat already been showa
that they spurn reform (that I their
leaders do.) so tbat all men that are de
lreu of reform may as well pool their
iatt at one dpu tk old political
leader, and w am aura to wia all
aloeg the hue. No roa can b in
iluiirnl la fur tb irthi!uu party to
runner tamper w.ta it. ppi a mov
Ult BOW, it i urvi ta ivi. o
com oa aad join us, brcttier reformer.
and bwp th sweep wore it front
off (hit beautiful ld tf oar th piutO'
mile power that are now at th throat
of our dear Kut.U'. ut cave ir
dotti, prttptriiy aad rt ara.
Ji-M . In, '.
A Satan Maa.
Wfc WtS t t good td at trar
fciaai-l fift.rt v iU witsg al
rkia i.M.nT,uu. !w,tf ttiwtiiii.
p'aui aad rtaa iidt a e,et!y py
niau or lowf t.. float i d rt
pal ml. ttui ad. pan aad at
ickttta br ail i U i f a.. kiat
liwtlim la Uttkif-g aroaad w
wn lot Witrd !( fro er,
! u i'koi ' ?e, jm
)3vrtli HtiM. L.bv'.ta. .Nt
The Transportation Plank of the Cincin-
, cati Conference.
Ro-hvixije, Neb., June 23, 1S91.
Ebitoe Aixiaxce : I for one most
heartily agree with the opinion express
ed by J. B. Romine in your issue of June
Uth respecting the transportation plank
in the platform adopted at the Cincin
nati conference. I can see it only a? a
compromise with the railroad power,
and according to experience it will, too
likely, result in nothing more than an
extension of time to the companies to
go on repeating their past abuses and
robberies, and still further fortifying
against the rights of the people.
Of "national control and supervision"
we have already had enough. Then if
it does not pan OUt difT'crentlir frnm
what it bas done and "removethe abuses
now existing." then we are to "demand
government ownership" etc. The pres
ence of that "if' suggests a doubt of
the . eiieacy oflhe "control and super
vision" plan, and equally aa unqualified
faith in the sufficiency of the proposed
alternative' 'government ownershi p. "
If government ownership will be right
then" it i right now or at any other
time, and the right way is tbe best way
and the one which should be adopted
firstly, not secondly.
The people who compose the advanc
ing host in this reform work and who
have already waited for tbe privilege of
enjoying their rigbts till patience bas
ceased to be a virtue, don't wantte take
any round-about, time killing course to
reach the final settlement of this one of
the leadeng questions now st issue be
tween themselves end their oppressors;
and everybody knows wbo knows any
thing about it that government owner
ship of transportation, telegraph and
telephone. systems must be .the .remedy
sooner or later, and if at all why not
'sooner." To put off the dav when the
people shall be freed from even a possi
bility of being, robbed as they have been
by transportation and other companies
would be a policy lacking in wisdom
courage and prudence. The people
have had ample experience with partial
and temporizing methods in dealing
with these gigantic evils, and the time
bas come when they should demand that
tbe most certain one of two or more
equally legal and judicious courses be
chosen first not last in their eff ort to
dispose of them. Let us make the plat
form complete by inserting a transport
ation plank without an "if, "and thereby
uau it wuiuuguij cunsisienc ana
genuine reform platform. A good
hunter for deer or bear never did, uever
does, nor never will puriiosely fire a
wounding instead of a deadly shot.
L. r. Ci'iiiiixg.
Special Session Resolution.
Peaks Alliance, June 17, 1891.
Resolud, That we heartily approve of
the action taken by the Cincinnati dele
gation and cheerfully endorse the plat
form there adopted.
Resolved, That we request John M.
Thayer, now acting Governor, to call a
special session ef the legislature at an
early date to rectify the great wrong
done by James E. Boyd In vetoing the
Newberry bill or show himself in favor
of corporate power and against the com
mon people by not doing so.
Jitsoitea, mat a copy of tbese resolu
tions be sent to Gov. John M. Thaver
also to ftaie Liberty Ml, and The
Farmers' Alliance for publication.
Rob't. Pearson, Sec.
Resolutions of Condolence.
Weereas, It hath pleased Almihrir
God in His infinite wisdom to remove
from this subordinate Alliance, by death,
our honored brother member, John A.
Whereas, By his death his wife ia
called upon to mourn the loss of a loving
companion, his parents a loved and lov
ing son, and his friends a true and sin
cere friend; therefore be it
Resolved, That the members of Litch
field Alliance, No. 549, in special session
assembled, do hereby extend to the be.
reaved wife and friends our most sincere
and heartfelt sympathy, and in the hope
that they may ultimately join him in
that better land where loving hearts
will never more be weunded with sad
partings; and be it further
Resolved. That a copy of these resolu-
tions be spread upon the records of this
Alliance, and that they be published iu
The Farmers' Alliance and the Litch
field Monitor. E. R. Bradley.
Geo. HEArv, Sec. Pres.
Resolutions of the Grand Prairie Al
liance, No. 10?0, as adoptedi
Whereas, , It has pleased Divine
Providence to take from this world our
respected brother, Geo. W. Oblinger,
Resolved, That in this dispensation of
Providence the Alliance,. has lost a
worthy and faithful member, the United
States au honorable citizen, his neigh
bors a sincere friend, and his family a
kind husband and father.
Resolved. That while we mourn his loss
to our order, we also extend the sym
pathy of this Alliance to his bereaved
wife and family in this their hour of
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent his wife, one to The Farm
er' Alliance for publication and one
to be on tbe record of our Alliance.
Rob't P, Williams,
John R. Mooke,
THERE WAS A DIM- ttHENCCU
He Thoueht H Knew What Ha
Wanted But Ha Didn't,
A young man walked into a music
store on Park row the other day, and
when the young woman behind the
counter nkcd him what lie was look
iitg for, l. said:
"I want to jet an octoroon."
"A ar.aU'' ext.laiir.eil the younjj
Y; that a what! said."
"V!1, hat do yuu tvmuV
"Why, don't oj know al.at an
M tOKK ti
"1 gu I do, but crflngracIou!
a dun t e! ovtornoM."
"Vou don't? Wlj, th.a tea nitisio
store, mitt ilf"
"And yen ! r, oumi.al iustrn
flint, dun't you!"
Well, tlrfu, ,y iU i't you !)
torooii" A li.t ttait to dawn
it yotwig aou.ati u Bum amV
tVliat kUuttd a w,(kal itw'rti
l U itor, t.t, .t ar"
Wti!!, iid II tb u man, "if jedt
don't imsw 'Ut;t yum. At or t
m ait itiatrrkirt i whith ha a nt
"n hirtg )k a Rut, andw ou)
tt.nt in 11 ( a if fnnM " .
40fW I iiii wl,t yvu ipan.
m imm an t uriita,"
"till. '!," 4,dt! Vftiitig nun,
'ml.it t! t;.re,it, '
TI jfuiig m im pud-ally kiitw,
I vtt l ti ti rtltucj.V tOUtt tb
1 1. fciii'.r'te.
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