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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1801.
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C;t larncra' alliance,
rub!itfcd Imr Saturday ty
Tn Aixlancx Publishing Co.
Atvlltfe and M et., Lincoln, Seb.
"In lie beauty cf the lillie
Chxtt u born across the sea,
ITiUi a glory In his boiom
That transfigure you and me.
Aa he strove to tnnke men hoi
Let us trive to make them free.
Since God 1 marching on."
iiia fara? ifor.
Xeurl crown cleave to deserts,
jl.tlA power to him who power exert."
A roddy drop of manly blood
The lurg'iDg tea outweighs."
Tie who cannot reason la a fool.
Be who will not reason I a coward.
Ha who dure not reason ia a slave."
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iSSiSM to Editor
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TDE FARMERS' ALUANCE
ITBLUOKD WEtKLT AT
CS2MBK 11TH AND M UTRKKTS,
PAPER IN THE STATE.
J. BURROWS, Editor.
1. U. THOMPSON, Busineii
Iteseat sis and form-ela-bt pag,
wisaBauarto. Lanrcat weekly piper pub
Uakad la Mebraaka.
Cl(t la Entry Department.
Advertialtif Rale soad known on appuee
tioe. Saftecriatlea, $1 25 per annum Invariably la
CUIt tint. Fv annual lubtcrfptlon 15. DO.
Tkartaasacodinr club at above mar add ln
STleauteertptlara at !ub rat.
Tms AixiAaca cat year and Looilnf
Backward pest paid 11 M
" Labor and Capital 1 40
H Cr'S Column.
" " " Whither are w
t" mitbs Marram
and Bujcs 1 U
Cttecbtint 1 S'
" - Baker' Money Mo
nopoly 1 3d
" Klcbard'a Crown... . 1 M
Iweebov books for sal at thla eflce and
aaot poet paid on receipt of prloa at follows i
iMktnff Backward Kkl.
art Column.. Met.
Owr publican Monarchy .Oct.
CUBbinf'l Maoual, Paper aovers.. (Set.
" Clcth covers JCcta,
aarbVa tHaa-ran and rule....., (Octa.
Waltfcerare we Driftln f SO.
Briea'a financial Catecbtem Ktota.
raHoMr Monopoly.,,,.. .........IScta
d't Crown..... Mcti,
WACt :', CO., liicom, f.
Ci!l far People's Independent
The People' Independent Party will
meet in convention by it regularly ap
Tuesday August 18th, 1891, at
mt 4 o'clock p. m., for the purposed
pla;ing la nomination one candidate
for associate justice of the supreme
court, and two candidates for Regents
of the State University, and to transact
any other business that may properly
come before the convention. The ratio
of representation in the state conven
tion will be one delegate for every one
hundred votes or major traction thereof,
cast for Hon. John II. Powers for
governor in 1800. Counties will be
entitled to representation as follows:
Adas IS Jnhnaoa
Anfcuopa M Kearney
anoer 1 Key Tab a
Hlaun 1 Knih
Poom II Kimball
Bo Uutta t Knoi
It rows .v g Unctuier
HuRtlo S3 l.Kcoin
Huiier a Uma
Hurt l Loup
(VfH 1 Nmnoc
t.rrr a Krnftba
Claf 1 KuckuUS
Oulai t IH
t'UBiiua t Paver
Putr SB l'rkin
1akoa 1 JM.ro.
ltaww , & ri i
Unua i )m
irwi I pnia
Unem . 4 K4 Willow
jwa t kicbaniwa
tiiM It kwfc
Viiihor It barp,
rrwaaua S aulrra
rru) )0 Stiittf b.ut
funua 11 Mar
T Waa,f loa
I War tt
t tM f
The state eoiuatittee would reapectfal
? rrr? r;r? r.?"l!r
!-bt IkA A'akrtt litBa JTkff i1alualitA ftia Ikd ft I a 4 A
to the election ot dtgate to the atate
teareaiiea be a14 ea Saturday, August
la. 11, and that the prtaart for the
lartk et eVegat to the oouaty tu
rUc be k14 ea the preceding Tuurt
kjp, when ankguci have suit at
Wf awe asade U hold the oa ether
Tie &t iut !! aU tw.
awsae4 & prie admitted,
tea tUt Wm 4igftt ere-eat b per
tCs4 tt the full ft vl ttxr del
r-. CW W, BLAKE,
g wUielVa tV
ftper p'eaee e7
TEE BUlXi OF TEE STJXDARD OIL
Commercial history furnbhes no par
allel either for the aggreive growth of
the Staadard Oil Company, or the bril-
its success. No difficulty has daunted
Its managers, no obstacle for a moment
stayed its onward career. Startingwith
a Utile refinery at Cleveland, it lias
traaped the cil aupply of a continent,
and aims to control that of the world.
Finding that transportation was one of
the necessary eleraents of success, it be
gan its transportation operations by se
curing the election of railroad oiliclala
whom it could corrupt and control-
went forward to the purchase of inte
rest in railroad lines for its own use-
reached the nest stage by making artl
Ceial duds whtre its oil could now like a
river, at almost as little cost, making the
power of steam overcome gravity, and
carrying it artificial stream of wealth
over mountains ana under valleys in
torrent and now as its necessities ex
pand with it ambitions and possibill
ties, it aspires to control a trans-conti
nental railway, asd will undoubtedly,
if its needs demand, control them all.
Feeling the competition of the European
product, and not being quite ready to
grasp the sources of European supply,
it seUed the medium of the ocean trans
portation, and thus, at least for a time,
cut off this competition. This is proba
bly only a step towards the control of
the oil wells of the old world. It must
depres i before it will buy.
The brilliant audacity of these achieve
ments has never been even approached
in the history of mankind. Only great
governments have undertaken enter
prises of equal magnitude, and these have
only been carried to success by efforts
tediously continued through long periods
of time. The Standard Oil Company
ha achieved its greatness in a little over
twenty years, and the millionaires who
are managing it affairs are only a little
paai miuuie age. naeu Aiesauuer
rested at Uabyloe and surveyed a con
quered world he was only about thirty
years old. tut the world be had con
quered, embracing only the dim remains
ot the empire of Cyrus, with Carthage
and Greece added, was a mere bagatelle
compared with dominion of this octopus
We look upon the achlevemeats of this
company with a certain degree of ad
miration, and take a certain pr!de in
the thought that it is the development of
our American age and enterprise. But
when w look back on the dirk trail of
blood and crime it has left, this admira
tion is turned to bitter scorn and hate.
It war upon Its competitors has been
remorseless. That the reward of a life
time of honest toil should be wiped out
in an hour by its Tile schemes has never
caused it a moment's pause. Innumer
able wrecks of small fortunes line the
path of its progress. It has hesitated at
no crime to accomplish its ends. The at
tempt to burn the establishment of Mr.
Pease, of Buffalo, was conclusively
proven against it. Its wealth enabled
it to escape with a fine of 1200, when a
multiple banging could only have ex
piated the offense. The bribery of well-
borers, and the destruction of new wells,
to enable it to control or purchase
sources of new supply, has been reduced
by it to a line art. It has corrupted more
men, and done more by its devilish
methods to destroy the moral tone of
business and corporate enterprise than
any other agsncy on earth. It has
shown not only more complete lack of
conscience and moral force, but a more
complete domination of tiendisbness in
carnate than any other institution ever
When we think of the subject for a
moment we realize that not only the
vast brain power which is back of this
company, but also the unscrupulous Sa
tanic power, the absence of conscience,
the outrageous diabolism that coldly
walks to empire over ruined hearts and
devastated homes, resides within the
make up of some one man who is the
directing head of the association. When
we think of this we see why the inner
machinery of this corporation, and the
personnel of Its organization, have been
always kept comparatively so secret
Iron the public. Who doubts, if this
same diabolic ambition, backed by the
same Intellectual force and the same
disregard of moral ideas in the use of
agencies, had been directed towards po
litical empire instead of the acquirement
of wealth, that it might equal the
achievements of Alexander, Charle
magne, Charles V, or Napoleon? Who
knows how soon the fashion may change,
and how soon these satanio villians,
tated with gold as Alexander with na
tions, uiay turn their anplrationa to
governments instead of oil wells, ocean
steamers and railroads?
HSHHHB-H J ,JU
"The great fortunes today have been
made by successful gambling. Gam
bling on a large scale was made poaaibl
by ih ImnicuMt amount of capital in
setted by cotporatlons for the building
ot great works vt quail publie imiro
uiviii.Uk the transcontinental railroails
and the Inmenie volume lo which the
products ot the farm were stored lor
al and iwrtatiott,
Ybn a Yanderuiit or atiouUI throw
dice on change in N,w York with a
crowd nt other gambler ia sum kt or ia
"futures'' tu wheat and cere, and wins,
he win, fn'w cther "siHiria"' and nt
Vm t rour1" h
It tuttier l.ttlf tu the pubile whir a
wta. They de not make their miUUtns
eut el the ' wear i t lb ' Mwor mab '
Tky may howttrr ae lb miy tka
la lb pr)udue tt the i.b.u end
that la w hat roet'.imiva th danger ot a
wiii.neeire c.s ri ip4tt,atrk. -,
The aUve U ftutu aa editorial ia the
ae4 le lair saaipW et the
twldle with kWk Uat paper a4 s
aoH!y tHiageaer legale thii r4
rs. The rl frtvB a u-day hare
l ta de f gaRilliag )aadr
bllt aa-1 tioald tad ai t,f their c'kM
da w taiow due oa change ia Mw
tel t eiMWssre. fa gitat lrtitis
vf W day U U4t de la Utd tt
ul.-ition, railroad construction, and
stock-warring, life insuraace and loan
ing mosey received of the people at
one per cent at usury. There cannot a
single instance be pointed out of a great
fortune made and retained alone by
successful gambiiug in stock or futures
ia product. The advantages enjoyed
by men engaged So packing and dealing
in provisions have enabled them to make
some great strokes on the speculative
market. But the great fortune have
not been made that way. The Astor
fortune was started by frugal industry
in a legitimate trade, and grew to its
vast proportions by shrewd investment
in land. It coosikts of values that were
the creation of the community at large,
and for which its possessor can claim
no credit. The Vanderbilt fortune was
begun by legitimate industry in the
business of transportation, and did not
assume colossal proportions until the
infamous and fraudulent system of
stock-watering was invented, and ap
piled in this country by the elder Van
derbilt. He watered the stock of the
II. & H. R. K. 60 per cent on two oc
casions, making 160 percent in all, and
on account of that fraud alone without
a dollar of legitimate investment, the
producers of this country hare poured
into the lap of the Vanderbilt over
oue hundred millions of their bard
The idea intended to be conveyed by
the editor of the Journal, that gambling
in which the people suffer no loss ha
been the source of the great fortunes, i
utterly fallacious and false. It is not
even true of gambling in futures of
wind products. The producers of this
country are annually robbed of many
million of dollar in the depression of
prices resulting from the sale on boards
of trade of thousands of fictitious units
to one of the genuine product. The pro
ducer and distributor are at the mercy
of these speculators.
But the railway barons do not gam-
hl. They apply to the people of th's
country the "men of brawn and brain
who are producers and not brokers"
the principle of taxatioo just as surely
and inflexibly as it is applied by the
government itself. The value of stocks
and bonds on the board of trade depends
upon the receipts reported by the roads
tbey represent. Those receipts depend
upon the passenger and freight traffic of
the roads. The passenger and freight
receipt are earned by the "men of
brawn and brain" and, by them raid
into the treasuries of &e roads. The
power to fix rates at will and. adjust the
volume of stocks and bonds to the earn
ing capacity of the roads "what the
traffic will bear" is the taxing power
that has accumulated most of the great
fortunes of this country.
Great fortunes are only made from
real values. Tbey are not made in
gambling on fluctuations, either in real
or fictitious products. More great for
tune have been made in controlling the
avenue of transportation and in water
ing stocks and bonds, than in all other
methods combined. But no great for
tune has been made that has not in
some manner taken the hard-earned
money of the men of brawn and brain.
The fortunes of Gould, Vanderbilt,
Rockefeller, Payne, Stanford, Hunting
ton, it ah, are real and not fiat; and the
values that constitute them were pro
duced before they were scooped into
their coffer. A watered railroad stock
for ltstance, would have no real value
without the earning power of labor
bak of it. While in, gambling opera
tions it may matter little which side
wins, anything that is won must repre
sent the "sweat" of the "poor man" be
fore it can possess any real value.
TEE U'DGSHIP IX THE TWELFTH
The contest for judicial honors in the
12th district is assuming proportions of
some interest. Among the gentlemen
spoken of as possible candidates are
Judge Barnd and W. L. Green of Kear
ney, Mr. Holcomb of Broken Bow, and
J. W. Smitn ot Lexington.
Of Judge Barnd we have only words
of praise. Ha was a sincere worker in
the anti-monopoly party when it had
no honors to bestow, and has been de
voted to its princlp'.es ever since. Ob
jections have been made to the business
he has been engaged in which may be to
some extent legitimate, and will have
some weight. W L. Green, of Kearnty,
is not In it. But he may divide the
Buffalo delegation with Barnd. Mr,
Holcomb.of Broken Bow, iswell spoken
of. Mr. J. W. Smith, ot Lexington,
stand high, and has some very able
supporters, lie wa elected County
Attorney of lUwson county last year
and polled the largest vote of any in
the county. He ha been an independ
ent a long time, and Is a maa ot ability
and good judgment. He is a very tine
stumpspeaker. While bit talent lo thl
direction will be at tne service ot the
independents in any tvent, his nomina
tion might poi.bly render hi oratory
a little more fervid and eloquent.
The votes are divided as follows:
lawcn 13. Buffalo U, Cu.'ri!V, Sher-
uiao a. It will l area that if Custer
county ha an entire deivgatloa for a
uvortte 11 wouia l"e mm great
ktrcefth. Iti luipvMtble to say who
wiU i the winner, tut we bupe it will
14 tbe lt man.
IUTUCTw (HI AliUKTIMRH.
It, $. Montgomery I so longer con
tvud with Til AlLU lortioe la bey
capacity, and U not authorised to make
evlVtlou vr eairacu.
A, J, ft y is our eutkfrtd lr
llaiag solu'iior. B.ula aiea waatlcg
adtmlbg space will be prami'iiy
wa.ted tpoi at r y Urn.
Au.uaca Pte ,r,
!Vt VV$ tr ttt aid M iri
Why ,it,4 nteo! lm lM ',a Mt
r i att eoaatry b earth f k the ,V
.!.. Tests SM)-ly.4 sMtue
It iltM a4 U gikMf List: Jti
A M'QLF IX SHEEP'S CLOTH IXG.
Oar friends of the Farmers' Alliance
and National Chiens' Industrial Alli
ance in Kansaa had better beware. We
have evidence that there is a conspiracy
on foot for the purpose ot controlling
their conventions. One of the organ
izers of the Citizen's Alliance to our cer
tain knowledge we have documentary
evidence of what we are about to say-
made a written offer of his service to
one of the great corporation operat
ing In Kansas to pack conventions in
the interest of tbe corporations. His
offer wa to organize Alliances com
posed of business men ana largely of
agentsand friend of this and kindred
corporations, so that delegates elected
by such Alliance would be able if not
to control at any rate influence joint
convections of the Farmers' and Ciu
zens' Alliances. This man was a Knight
ot L&bor and held an organizer com
mission, but when evidence of hi in
tended treachery to tbe common cause
wa obtained hi commission wa with
drawn and he was placed outside of the
order. We would caution our friend
of tbe Citizens' Alliance to exercise the
utmost vigilance to guard against the
admission into their ranks of men
whose business interest are opposed to
tbe industrial reform movement. While
it is possible that some of these may bo
honest in their desire to reform the
evils by which they profit, it I folly to
rely upon this as a rule, as the Scripture
talis us, "Where the treasure is there
will the heart be also." The Alexan
der the coppersmiths must not be de
pended upon to become image-breakers
in tbe temple of Mammon, for "by this
trade they have their living." Journal
of the E. of L.
Wo invite special attention to the
above. The Citizens' Alliance has
opened the door for admission to men
who would not be admitted to any other
industrial organization; and men who
are "in it" for office are rushing in. If the
organizstion goe forward many "men
whose business interests are opposed lo
the industrial movement" will become
members, ana many ot tbera like the
organizer above referred to, will work
for what tbey conceive to be their own
interests, though perhaps sot like him
become actual traitors. We think the
Journal should have given the name of
tbe man alluded to. J. U. Craddeck
"was a Knight of Labor, held an organ
izer's commission, and his commission
ha been withdrawn and he placed out
side the order." Is be tbe man? Jus
tice to our friend in this state and
Kansaa demand that we should know.
BIS W0EE REWARDED.
Tbe Knights of Labor from the va
rious assemblies it the city of Lincoln
tendered a reception and banquet to
Mr, A. J. Rigby on Monday night, at
the S:. Charles hotel.and all those pres
ent voted it a success.
The banquet wras given t) Mr. Rigbv
in recognition of hi labois in behalf of
the laboring men especially while on
the staff of the Laborer.
About sixty persons were present and
the host of the St. Charles hotel served
an excellent supper thoroughly enjoyed
After supper Mr. S. E. Thornton re
sponded to tbe toast "The all round
newspaper man," A. J. Edgerton on
The brotherhood of labor;" Mayor
Weir made a few appropriate remarks
on "The laboring man as a citizen." Mr.
W. F. Wright responded to "The alli
ance of laborers in cities," in his usual
able manner. John Curry referred to
"The helpfulness of organization," con
cluding by presenting Mr. K'gby with
a handsome gold-headed cane in token
ot the appreciation of his services. J.
M. Thompson responded to "Connect-
ing links between farmers and labor
ers," and closed by presenting the hon
ored guest with a beautiful gold chain
and charm inscribed with the emblem
of the Knights of Labor. Mr. Rigby
responded in a few well-chosen remarks
thanking all who had contributed to the
pleasure of the occasion, promising that
his best effons should always be exerted
in behalf the laboring men and women
of our city and state.
Mr. Rigby has severed his connection
with the Laborer and accepted a posi
tion with The Farm els' Alliance.
J0HX.V. RAGAXAXD JUDGE GASL1X.
We took occasion two weeks ago to
express our unbounded surprise that !
any independents could be found in the
tenth judicial district to support John
M. Ragaa for tbe position of District
Judge. We are now very well satlsiied
that the independent support of Mr.
Ragan is confined to a very few persons
in Adams county. We do not claim
any right to judge their motives; but at
the sauie time we are convinced they
are makiag a grot mistake. For the
independent to take one of the most
notorious and aggressive railroad cap
pers In tbe state and clothe him In th
jndichl ermine would tea blot on the
peep! party which would be felt from
one end of Ntraka to the other. Of
what we have said ot Mr. Rtgaa w
hate acthitgto ittract. We are in
formed thai be ikteads to Ha (he la
drptedrBt pary. Well, let the dor
1 ppeced wide, aad let him be led to
th prvUt'.on at, to demonstrate ay a
King trtmcfwoiVi a.nt fcr repent
aa that h is entitled to a seat higher
up, Wshsveaa et.lJ.eg fa ib la hu
ia aainr. We da But Ul!i that
Jha XI. Raga, wave he was dcvetlag
his brtlliaai laUats U tbe service of a
lailwad eorporatloa with such tout
UitBdaU i. at, was a!u gethtr a sipe
crit aad viilalB, bid was 4b'f just for
p5try 'Mere wot k that hi ! at-towd.
tl he waat.uere tU what S be aot
We are am red by be fiwod lb lb
ckV tor Judge lath tsata d.t'.ru.
I.v teiwavb Judge (aUa Bad Vr it
b. We da l believe It. The lade
ptadeat have I rat 1ami materia! la
tfckldrt.-: UtaevhoWe should
linttkkt:j V a MtrfrUedt, let the
vld laitWe Hake the H'tv'.ka !!
Gaslin is a drunkard. He has been a
shameful c&grace to the bar and the
state. We are assured that in every
county !n bis district he has often been
so drunk that hi friends and the at
torney have had to keep bim out of the
court room until he was sober enough
to ait in his chair. It is said that court
has often been adjourned for week on
account of hi condition. Hi ribaldry
under such circumstances has become
proverbial. This man has been elected
district judge four times by the republi
crn party. This is all right. If such
men are to be placed on tbe bench let
that party have the honor of it. But
we do not believe the sober and honest
voters of the tenth district will elect
either of the men above named, while
tbey have in their district able lawyers
who are also true and tried independents.
Mr. Burro widesires to say to J. E. H.,
(whatever his name may be presum
ably Haas, of Grant precinct,) a cor
respondent of the Journal ot the 22nd
That when a man joins a secret order,
and gives his word of honor to frater
nally support tbatcrder, and then, with
out having in any manner absolved him
self from allegiance to that order by
withdrawal or trial, goes into a public
assembly and denounces the order on
any pretext whatever, he is a renegade
Most people would apply a severer term
to such a man. Mr. H. can make tbe
most cf this.
Mr. Burrow will say further that no
word of his can be found anywhere in
which he has .impeached or denied the
absolute political independence or right
of nntrammeled political action to any
member of tbe Alliance.
Seeking redress for a supposed wrong
by protest or other methods inside of a
society, and going before the public and
denouncing tbe society without having
sought such redress or having sei ered
cOuiiec-tios with it. at e t wo separate and
distinct things. Tbe latter is the action
of a renegade and traitor. J. E. II.
need have no anxiety about "live wires"
except on his own account. Hi elec
tricty I very much like that of the E&M
concern in which he airs bis grievance.
TESTS OF MEMBERSHIP IX
IXDEPEXDEXT f PARTIES;
We invite attention to a circular from
tbe independent state committee, on
the above subject, published in this
issue. The charge has been freely
made that the new party was a dark
lantern party and held meetings behind
closed doors. It is proper to demon
strate tbe falsity of this in this cam
paign. The indepexdents invite all the
people to join them. Let the door be
closed in the face ef no man who will
avow his adhesion to independent prin
ciples. What are these principles?
Manifestly such as were adopted at tbe
independent state convention. These
1. Free and unlimited coinage of sil
2. Increase of circulation to 130 per
3. Abolition of land monopoly.
4. Government ownership of rail
roads and telegraphs.
5. Local freight rates no higher than
those of Iowa.
6. Equality in tbe burdens of taxa
7. Tbe selection of pure and honor
able men for office.
A little reflection will convince any
man that a test based on the endorse
ment of a platform which has not yet
been adopted in this state cannot prop
erly be applied. Tbe above is a good
and broad platform. It has received
the endorsement of over 70,000 voters
in this slate. On it we can consistently
ask men of all parties to march with us
Ofhce and Headquarters 1
Peoi'LE'8' Independent Party, V
State Ex Committee. )
Lincoln, Neb , July 29, 1891.
To the members of the People's Independent
party of Xebraska.
You are earnestly requested to hold
open primaries in tte several counties
far the selection of delegates to the state,
county and judicial conventions. It is
charged by tbe old party papers that
the Alliance, Grange, K. of L. and
other industrial orders are political
bodies. Keep your erders as educational
not a political. Transact all your po
litical business through the channels of
the independent party.
Great care should be used in making
tests of membership in tbe party. As
far a the independent party ot Nebras
ka I couceroed, It stands upon the
platform adopted by the state conven
tion last fall; and no tet of membership
can be properly applied requiring sup
port of a platform subsequently adopt
ed. All who endorse the platform of
at tali thould be considered independ
ents. But no te.ts stiouM t itppuew
unlets absolutely necessary.
GEO. W, BLAKE,
Chin, itttite Com.
C. H. PIRTLE. Sec. 8tat Com.
Mats papers pieae copy.
frons the National Committee ef th
lnJpoJM party for Nbtsia,
Lima. Ntb . July If, ltl,
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THE FIRST CAMPAIGX LIE.
There is a lie going the rounds of the
monopoly press to the effect that the
American flag was insulted at a 4th of
July celebration at Calamus, and that
Hon. D. McCall uttered treasonable
language ia an oration on that occasion.
Now we have no doubt whatever that
both of these statement are campaign
lies. But tbey will be adhered to, re
peated and enlarged by every railroad
capper paper in the state until the
campaign is over.
The enterprising railroad organ in
this city had a very brilliant idea occur
to it in connection with thi matter.
which was to ask tbe opinion of some
members cf the G. A. R. as to what
should be done with a member who in
suited the flag. These gentlemen, for
getting that the story might be and
probably was the pure invention of some
disgruntled fellow who may have been
excluded from tbe Alliance, and at best
was only an parte statement, proceed
ed to give their views on tbe assumption
that it was true. Ex Senator Kountz is
one of the men appealed to to help man
ufacture campaign thunder against the
independent. To use the G. A. R. for
this purpose, and start into the cam
paign with an effoitto array this society
against the independents is very cunning
indeed. But it will not work. A large
majority of G. A. R. men are also Alli
ance men, and they know as well as any
whether the members of the Alliance are
patriotic or not. Devotion to tbe flag
is a sentiment and typifies devotion to
the country. Now we assert without
fear of successful contradiction that
tiere cannot be found on God's green
earth an equal number of men having
more devotion to home, country and
fatherland than tbe members of the Al
liance of this state.
Now a word or two about thi Grand
Army. We w long a member of the
society, and when we left the county
where our post was located we took a
letter which would entitle us to join any
post. We have a good an army record
a any man in tbe state of Nebraska, and
can show the documents, so we are en
titled to speak on the subject. The so
clety bad its origin in patriotic feeling.
Its object was to keep alive the memo
ries of the war, and to preserve the rec
ords of the deeds of heroism performed
in it. Tbe duty of every patriot was to
forget the civil war a soon a possible
The G. A. R. long since became the ac
knowledged tool of republican politi
cians and railroad companies. Rival
railroad organization have contested in
its national meetings for control of its
national offices, so that tbe national en
campment could be located in their in
terest. These meetings, instead of
being centrally located so as to accommo
date the greatest number of comrades,
hare been fixed first at one extreme of
tbe country and then tbe other so as to
make tbe longest and most profitable
haul for tbe roads.
The way cheap John politicians have
worked the G. A. R. racket for votes
has excited tbe disgust of most self-respecting
members, and been a standing
disgrace to the society. If Gov. Thayer
bad spent the time hoeing corn and po
tatoes that be has wasted at G. A. R.
meetings making bloody-shirt speeches
he would now be a millionaire instead
a state pauper. Capt. Hill worked tbe
G. A. R. for all it was worth, and got out
of it a place that pays him 130,000 a year.
The Capt. may be trusted to look out for
No. 1. Among the lesser light who
have given tbeii: opinion of Mr. McCall
on tbe mere ex parte statement that he
insulted the flag, or uttered treasonable
sentiments, is one S. T. Caldwell. What
has be to say about the war? He hadn't
gone out of the milking business when
Of Hon. D. M.iCall we desire to say,
he was an honorable soldier in the war.
We have heard one of his old army
comrades say so long ago, and he is as
patriotic and worthy a citizen as there is
The Stale Democrat says of this matter:
"We do not believe that tbe
Nebraska Alliance ever insulted the
Hag as represented in the State Journal
of yesterday. We believe and deuounce
the story as the first campaign lie of the
season, manufactured and materialized
in tbe brain of seme tool of the corpora
tions for the purpose of turning the old
soldiers against the Alliance. Why
should the farmers insult the ring! It
is their tlae. They arc a law abiding
people and are too intelligent to make
sucn ioo;s of tnemseives."
Trot out tbe next campaign lie.
THE INDEPENDENTS OF GAGE
A Strong Ticket Nominated,
Oa Saturday last the independent of
Gage county held their county conven
tion, aud nominated a first class ticket
tor county o Ilk-en, aud appointed dele
gates to the State aud Judick. conven
Far County Treaarer, Thaddeus Wil-
Clerk of District Court. II, It. Jone.
Sheriff, W. R Jone.
County Clerk, Diolel Althen.
County Ju tje. John Past'.swahe.
Svhool Suptr.BteBdent, W. E, Cun
Surveyor. M U. Case.
t'roaer. J. II ob.
We rooail know that the aSove
ntea are rati and eoaoraMe men
about Iheir tallow utut will be proud
lo hotter. Tfcetk-ket will be lrd.
The siatitirBi tl the Ate thai th dem
ocrats raptured the cuatsatloa ha not
a shadow of touadat ioB, as all w ho kau w
th above aotuiBe raa leaiify,
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IV, it he tib M
CALL FOR INDEPENDENT COUN
TY AND JUDICIAL CONVENTION.
The independent county and judicial
convention will meet in Lincoln on Sat
urday, th-s 15th day of August, in Eo
hanan's hall, at 1 o'clock p. m.. for the
purpose of placing in nomination can
didates fcr three district judges for the
third judicial district; county treas
urer, sheriff, clerk of the district court,
county clerk, county superintendent of
public schools, county commissioner,
coroner, surveyor, county judge; to se
lect delegates to the state couvention,
choose a county central committee, and
transact such other business as may
properly come before tbe convention.
The number of delegates from ea:h
ward of the city of Lincoln, and pre
cinct of tbe county shall be as follows:
Hrstward 0 Little Salt prec't 7
Second ward 5 Mill " 7
Third ward 11 Nemaha " 7
Fourth ward 10 North Bluff " ft
Fifth ward 0 Oak " 6
t-ixtn ward 0 Olive Branch " 5
Seventh ward V Panama " 7
Buda precinct 3 Rock Creek " ft
Centerville prec't 8 Saltillo "
Denton " S South Pass " r
Elk "5 Stevens Creek 5
Grant " 7 Stockton " 5
Garfield 5 Waverly " U
Highland " 5 West Oak "
Lancaster " 10 Yankee Hill " 5
Middle Creek" 5 West Lincoln" &
No proxies will be allowed, but the
delegates present will cast the full vote
of the delegation. Primary-election
for delegates to the courty convention
shall be held on Thursday, Aug. 13th,
at such time and place as the eommit
teeman from each ward or precinct
shall designate. In the country the
Eoll must be kept open at least two
ours. In cities of the first and second
class the new election law requires that
the polls shall be opened at 12 o'clock
noon and closed at 7 o'clock p. m. stan
dard time. Such call from the precinct
committeeman should be issued at least
two weeks before tbe primary. I. not
so made tbe chairman of the county
central committee may designate time
and place for holding the primary.
In case of challenge at any primary
election to be held in this county of tbe
People's independent party, tbe judge
of said election shall require the party
desiring to vote to answer tbe folio wing
questions under oath:
1. Do you intend to vote fur the iiOiii
inees of the convention, delegates to
which are being voted for at thi pri
2. Are you now a member of or do
yon intend to affiliate with tbe people's
independent party of Nebraska.
In addition to the above tbe voter
shall be required to sign tbe declara
tion of principle upon which tbe call
for tbe state convention of V-W was
made. O. Hlll,
Ch'n Co. Cen. Com.
J. A. McNab,
Sec'y Co. Cen. Com.
Time and Place of Holding Precinct
2 to 0 p. m, Centerville
2 to 0 p. m. Babcock S. H.
2 to 8 p. m. Dist. No. 127
2 to 5 p. m. reg. vot. place
2 to 5 p. m. Malcolm S. H.
2 to p. m. Bennett
2 to Op. m. Belt LineS. H.
2 to 6 p. m.
2 to 6 p. m. reg. vot. place
2MS li tn rut, vrt . ! .
Yankee Hill 2 tn r m A i ii.ii
" " r aumuiv AAaAJ
Denton 7 to 10 p. m. School honn
Rock Cr'k 8 p. m. Melick 8. H.
West Oak 2 to 5 p. m. Reg. Vot'g place
f recincts not named above please send
time and place to this office at once.
MEETING OF CLAY COUNTY ALLI-
No "Falling to Piece" Here.
Clay Center, Neb., July 18, 1891.
Editor Farmers' Alliance: Th
Clay County Alliance convened at Clay
Center on the 16th Inst. Notwithstand
ing the busy time of year we had a full
delegation and a successful meeting.
While there was no wild enthusiasm,
there was a manifest feeliner that every
body meant business and were ready
lor "A long pull, a strong pull, and a
pull altogether." Clay couuty will be
ia line for '02.
After the routine business was finished
the doors were opened and our State
Lecturer Bro. Hull was introduced
and gave us a masterly address an hour
and a half in length. Bro. Hull is a
winner and strikes a gait that suits the
I send you copy ef resolutions which
were unanimously adopted.
G. H. Shike, Secretary.
(Resolutions will be published next
Meeting at Endicott.
Exdicott, Neb., July 17, 1891.
Editor Farmers' Alliance: Last
night we listened to an address from an
independent standpoint delivered bv A.
C. Gowdy, of Falrbury. The meeting
had not been well advertised, and was
not generally known, and the farmers
were very busy with their harvest, vet
we had a good house, and judging from
(k. f,.nii,..t 1 1 I .
.ututiucm nyymuBv ail anareu Wlia
me in tbe opinion that-the .speaker is a
power tor the independent cause. For
an hour and thirty minutes tbe speaker
gave ns fact hacked by solid logic,
couched In language most sublime, yet
so simple and plain that eveu the least
lntelilireiit could not fall inu. ti,
ent condition cf the people and the only
inauiiuis rvuiruj. n mt. ItOWtIV tOl!i
be Induced to enter the lecture field
from now until November, 1ml'. in be
Half of the people, be would he a
itoaer for their uliim,ia n .
V. It. Crane, Steele City, followed Mr!
Gowdy In a Iwecty-minute speech trt
uia rnararirnauc eutenain 00 at via.
our ""'T. J. P. Barrtw.
Lincoln Manufacturing Company.
It has always been the policy of Tun
Aluakc k to welcome to our slate aev
in.tltutino that will fsirnUh employ
meet to the Idle at a la our title aej
lo. and With Ihia fwaliaif mm atlfen.l
a hand ef "hfr1ul congratulation is
I he Lincoln Road Grader Manufacture
lag Company, wbn ftoiory U iwux
two mi!v wr.i ot thi elty. The fro
irialora ara botb mtiUr l ik.
quaiily, ild"t gvaiian ot honor and
lairmtv who bate Miailirelv raftiMul la
t'ln any Iru.t. and want are rtritliif ia
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