The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, August 06, 1891, Image 4
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, AUGUST-0,-1801. larrac' alliance, Ijbiitbed Kwry Saturday ty ' ' T&k Alliance IYblkiiixo Ca Cot. lllh and M Lincoln, Neb. J. Brwew ... .Editor J. M. Tioarsos Business Manager "la the beauty of the Iillie Christ was born across the sea. With a glory in hi bosom That transfigures you and me. Ai be strove to make men bo!y Let cs strive to make them free, Since God is marching on." -julia Ward Host. "Laurel crowns cleave to deserts, And power to him who power exert.' TA ruddy drop of manly blood , The surging sea outweighs.' Emtrson. "He who cannot reason is a fool. He who will not reason is a coward. He who dare not reason la a glare," TO CORRESPONDENTS. ' MdnM all burin eommunicationi to Zlr'tpUo, to Editor tSKEfe. .idea of tbewer v aaBot be utxl. Very long communications, . ml cannot b used. TBE F ARilERS' ALLIANCE PUBLISHED WEXXXT AT CORNER HTH AND M STREETS, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. THE LEADiNGTNDEPENDENT PAPER IN THE STATE J. BURROWS, Editor. J. M. THOMPSON. Business Ma'gr. fiettat HM and form -eight pages, seven column quarto. Largest weekly paper pub ttshedln Nebraska. Complete In Every Department. XSvarttsfsg tu Bie k6on en applica- ' tion. Sabseriptien, ft 25 per annum Invariably in s Advance. CtVB Hints. annual lubicrintiooi $3.00. Partes sending clubs as above may add sin syle subscription t club rates. PREMIUMS. In Aluakc one rear and Looking Backward post paid $1 60 " Lsbor and Capital 1 40 Cmar's Column..., 150 - "Our Republican Monarchy...... 1 40 Cushing's Manual psper onrers.... I 80 Cloth covers...., 1 50 " Whither are we Drifting 8 8 " " Smiths Diagram and Hales 1 50 m " " Brioe's Financial Catechism 1 50 - Baker's Money Mo- I no poly l 85 Richard's Crown..,. 150 Tme above books for t ie at this office and eat post paid on receipt ofprioeas follows; Looking Backward ...50ots, Cesser's Column....,..., Mots. Xaboracd Capital jScta. Out Republican Monarchy ,.,,.25ots. Costing's Manual, PrperooTers acts. Cloth covers........ iDcts. Bnith's TJlagram and rus .....Mcts. Whither are we Drifting .il 5a Brlce's Financial Catechism ..SOcta. Baker's Money Monopoly atcta. Bichard's Crown , BOcta. Address ALUANCB PUB. CO., Litcoin. h'fl. Call for People's Independent State Convention. The People's Independent Party will meet in convention by Its regularly ap pointed delegates, Tuesday August I8th, 1891, at HASTINGS, NEBRASKA. at 4 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of placing In 'nomination ono 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 fraction thereof, cast for Hon. John H. Powers for governor in 1890. Counties will be entitled to representation as follows: Adams 5Johnon 9 Antelope 13 K earner 9 Banner 1 Keys Paha 4 Blaine " 1 Keith s Boone , It Kimball 1 Boa Butte 2 Knox f 7 Brown 3 Lancaster 3tl Buffalo 23 Lincoln 10 liutier 8 Logan 1 Burt 11 Loup 8 Osws 11 Mad Hon . 11 Cedar 4 Merrick 8 Chase 4 McPbersoa " ' l Cheyenne 1 Nance 7 Cherry 8 Nemaha 11 Clay H Nuckolls 13 Coifax 7 Otoe - 13 , earning 9 Pawnee . 5 ' Custer 26 Perkins 5 Dakota 1 Pierce 5 Dawes 6 Phelps 16 .Dawson 18 Platte 13 Deuel ' 1 Poik 14 Dixon 4 Red Willow g Dodge 5 Richardson 11 Roup as 12 Rock 3 Dundy 4 Baiine 8 Ttlimore 17 Sarpy 3 Trankiin , 8 Saunders 84 Frontier 10 Boons BiuS 1 Tunus 11 Seward a Cage S3 Sheridan g Garfield 8 Sherman f Gosper 7 Sioux 2 dreeley 7 Stanton 8 Fail li Thayer 6 Itaulltrn 14 Thomas 1 j-arian 15 Thurston 1 J-ayt .. . - 3 Valley 8 Iniicooock 7 Washington 7 , Hooker ... .., 1 . yna . 8 Holt 1J w,vtf is Howard . 9 Wheeler 2 JetTerson 7 York 14 Arthur 1 Boyd 3 (tract , 1 Unorgan'd territory 1 The state committee would respectful ly reeommend that coon y conventions for the election of delegates to the state convention be held on Saturday, August 15, 1891, and that the primaries for the section of delegates to the county con- -notion be held on the preceding Thurs- where arrangements have not al- nmdj been made to hold them on other slates. - " Xb State committee would also rec- lainiT that no proxies be admitted, tut tUt the daJeates present be per- xzZZiA to cast the fall rote of their dele -5n . . GEO. W. KlsABJW Cfota State, Cen. Com C. II. PIRTLE, gee" State Cen. Con. tate paper- pieate copy FOR SITMSMS JUDGE. We have been carefully watching the dsvelopment of the sentiment of the in dependents throughout tbe state as to their choice for a candidate for the of flee of associate justice of the supreme court. We have made no effort to make sentiment, as our readers can bear wit ness; and we have no bias which would induce us to misrepresent ll We sim ply desire to truthfully report tbe fact at we find it. That fact is that Hon. J. W. Edgerton, of Dong! as county, is tbe almost unanimous choice of the inde pendents for this position. Oiher good men have been named, among them Hon. Wm. Leese, of Lancaster, and Hon. B. I. Hinman of Lincoln. But the preponderating sentiment is in favor of Mr. Edgerton. Several of the large. delegations will be instructed for him, and unless some unusual and remarka ble change takes place, he will be the unanimous choice of the convention. This is not surprising. Mr. Edgerton is a favorite wherever be is known Wherever be mounts the rostrum be wins the hearts of his hearers. Another came of his popularity is tbe fact that it is venr general)? known that he is no new convert to tbe people's party. He has led many a forlorn hope. lie has accepted nominations when be knew that only defeat awaited hfcj. It is also known to most of his party associates, thai, ho is pre-eminently a self-made man, and a man of the peo ple. In an early day he was a pioneer in the western part of this state, and engaged in a laborious occupation that of a well-borer. But while working at this business from twelve to sixteen hours per day, tbe ambition to achieve somethieg higher seized bim, and like Lincoln in the early Illinois days, he was giving every leisure moment to a course of reading preparatory to the study of law. And be succeeded, and has won an enviable and honored place among the legal fraternity. But more than that, he has won a place in tbe hearts of all who know him as a man of unimpeachable honesty and integrity. We are aware that there are some among the legal fraternity who object that be his not bad sufficient legal ex perience for the high place for which he is destined. Well, these men have voted for Messrs Cobb and JJorvaL As lawyers they are not distinguished. In fact they are mt than third-class. But the mistakes and crimes that have dis graced the supreme court of this state, and made it a stench and a by-word, have not been caused by ignorance of tbe law. ' It is moral turpitude and dis graceful partisanship that has brought our supreme court to its present low position. Edgerton is as superior to these men as Hyperion to Satyr, If we mistake not, Gen. Wm. Leese was olected attorney-general of this state when he bad tilled 10 higher cilice than justice of the peace. ;' In printing this article we wish it dis tinctly understood that we are not as suming the position of an advocate or striving to create political capital. Mr. Edgerton is not specially our candidate. He seems to be the spontaneous choice of the peopje of all parts of the state; and from present indications will be nominated by acclamation, without even the formality of an infermal ballot. "WHERE DO WE BELONG?" We have received a very suggestive communication under the above cap tion which is printed on the other side of this issue. It appears to have been written by a young man who has pene trated through the outer crust of prev- aleut political methods and discovered the hypocrisy acd rottenness within. Disgusted with this corruption and hol low pretense, yet realizing that there are imperative duties connected with poli tics, he looks about him, not only for congenial political association, but fora field where application and study may pay aud talent have room for expan sion. " r It is the shame of our day that poli tics has come to be synonymous with jobbery and corruption, and that suc cess in public life has too often been achieved by methods that would make any honest man blush. Yet it is a healthy sign that the Quays and Dud leys are sometimes forced to resign.and the Bardsleys sometimes get into the penitentiary. With all the vileness that clusters around the word, it is still undoubtedly true that every American citizen should be a politician. Politics, in its pure meaning, is the science of government, and every free American citizen carries an integral part of the government in his vest pocket And while we cannot advise any young man to make politics a profession, in the sense of securing a livelihood from it, its punuit offers a career in which any talent may find an ample field, and any ambition complete gratification. Such a career involves profound study and laborious investiga tion. : It involves a cosmopolitan edu cation. It involves the graces of the orator, the erudition of the scholar, the varied accomplishments of the statesman. To the silvery-tongued ora tor all doors unbidden swing. But ora tory embraces scholarship. To teach a man must first learn. No man need try to talk unless he has something to say. No man can be a leader unless he has a high moral aim, and unless he gets upon the plane occupied by the multitude. Rare is the man who stands upon that plane. There is a pro found philosophy in this fact, fox pop- ulitox Dti. . To our young friend, and to all young men, we wouia say, reiormers are al ways in the front, ' The men. who face he prejudices of the majority the men who refuse to go with the tide unless they believe that the tide is right- have a moral and intellectual fibre that achieves heaven in the long run. ,. The history of the politics of every free peo ple demonstrates this. The history of or.r own politics most forcibly demon strates it. The men who have been I most maligned are highest in tbe tem pie. The most sacred memories of the dead are of Chose who were most abused and insftlted in their lives. Eat it is also true that honesty and integrity may find an ample field in any party, and that the majority of the men of all par ties are honest and true. While we do not specifically adrUe our friend as to ulu.it he shall go, we will say to him that wherever he goes let bim take honest politics with him. The one great need of our public life today is morality and honesty. The Tile distinction between political hon esty and business honesty must be obliterated. The act that would stain the honor of a business man should also be the ruin of the politician. We shall never have pure government or honest politics until this principle is estab lished. Nor is any man capable of his best work unless he is battling for bis hoaest convictions. The man who for pay, or power, or popu arity, advocates princi pies or policits which his conscience does not approve, stains his soul and dwarfs his brain. This is a law of com pensation that cannot be overthrown or long successfully violated. Truth re fuses to surrender her impregnable cita del. That soul, which within us is a sentiment, outside of us is a law. No man receives more than he gives. If be seems to, the seeming Is a delusion. Deal out sophistries and injustice and lies, and the fruit of sophistries and in justice and lies will inevitably return to us. In silence and certainty every crime is punished, every virtue rewarded, every wrong redressed. The problem of separating the sensual from the moral the function of reward or re venge from consequence has neveryet been solved by man. We repeat in conclusion that politics is the science of government, and that every citizen is a part of the govern ment. The world is wide, all oaths are open. Wherever we go there is good work to do. But carry the banner if you can, and have Excelsior" in scribed upon it. R0SEWATE& A.D GQVERb'.MES'T ' TELEGRAPHS. We have received from Mr. Rose wa ter a copy of the Paris edition of the New York Htrald of July 19, contain ing an interview with Mr. R. on tbe subject of government-telegraphs. From every point of view Mr. Rose- water is in favor of government owner ship of telegraphs. We give a few ex tracts from the interview; "In reply to a question, he said that he was moro thau ever confirmed in his opinion tha; tbe effect of government control was to produce a very superior telegraphic service He said that London employed no no less than three thousand persons in its telegraphic service, whereas in New York there were only 1,200 employes. KW INVENTIONS, . ,,' It had been said, he continued, thit a government would be slow in adopting new inventions. As a disproof of that was the fact that there was an Ameri can sextuplex machine in use in Lon don, so that three different telegrams could be sent in opposite direc tions at once, while there was no such perfected machine in use in the United states, in Liondcn tbe system of pneumatic tubes was excellent. In Paris he had found the Baudet ma chine superior to any other he had seen, as it prints tbe message direct, and the slip is then pasted on to a form. Here ail facilities were given to the press, and the government would let out wires for two or three hours daily, or even for five minutes. .Further, m London and Paris the wires were laid underground. THE POLITICAL QUESTION. "The political question" said Mr. Rosewater.has been held up in America as the great objection to postal tele graphy. It is said that it would increase tne patronage 01 tne government and become too large a political machine. 1 made a special inquiry on this point. The managers and operators I met were very much surprised at the idea of an interference with their political opin ions. At one of the largest cities of England an operator said tome: "lam a radical, and 1 am voting against the government every time. If the post master or any other olhcial should at tempt to Interfere with me and my pol itics, 1 should soon have the question brought up by a radical member of par liament. In this office there are 300 per sons employed and we are all divided. There are libeials, conservatives and radicals. We are not allowed to take a prominent part in political gatherings, out tnat is au the interference there is. NOT POSSIBLE. "Moreover," resumed Mr. Rosewater, a telegraph operator requires mechan ical skill. It would be impossible for any party in power to supplant men on account of their political principles. That idea is all nonsense. "Here in France there has never been any question as to the political views of the men. FOB PUBLIC USE. "The postal telegraph is a practical thing for public use. A government can manage it better than any other uoay. "My opinion is that the American government should buy up all the com mercial wires ih the country, compa nies are trying all the time to make big profits at small expense, and then, what with buying up new lines at almost any price, and the consequent watering of stock, the public suffer." With these views of Mr. Rosewater every independent will concur. He will also add that all the reasons which justify government ownership of tele graphs, apply with still greater force to the government ownership of railroads. Would a free pass te investigate that subject in Europe also convert Mr. Rosewater, or will he continue to advo cate one and oppose the other! A FAIR SAMPLE FROM THE JOURNAL. "A wagon load of Omaha citizens ar rived in the city yesterday chaperoned by Sheriff Boyd. They were conveyed to the penitentiary, where they will join the Chautarqua circle for a term of years." State Jturnal of July 3 1st. The above extract shows the low-down character of journalism adopted by the B. & M. concern on the corner ot 9th and P. streets. Nothing is sacred from its vile Inuendoes. , To associate the penitentiary with the Chautauqua cir cles, and convicts with the ladies and gentlemen who attend them, must be flattering as well as edifying to the en terprising gentlemen who manage those institutions. THE RAILROAD ATT0R5ET ASSAILS THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS. A Prepeteren and Arreg aat Asmubp-Ueal John M. Rsgan Controls the Adam Coun ty Convtnticn. At the independent county conven tion held at Hastings, Aug. 1st, the fol lowing resolution was adopted: "Inasmuch as Mr. Jay Bur rows has ued the columns of The F a km e 11s' Alliance to interfere with our rights and assail and misrepresent the character and standing of one cf the faithful workers, and also to call into question the judgment and intelligence of many of the hard-working indepen dents of Adams county, therefore be it Eiimttd, Thai, it is the sense of this convention Mr. Jay Burrows stepped beyond his legitimate sphere of action by prostituting the columns of The Farmers' Alliance for such purpose. Rtsolttd, Further that this convention has nothing of a personal nature against Mr. Burrows, and all that is asked of him is to mind his own business while we attend to ours. Tbe resolution was unanimously adopted with an order that a copy of tbe same be sent to Mr. Burrows. Bur rows' attack on Rigan last week pro voked the above resolution." The above resolution is based upon the preposterous assumption that a leading state paper has no right to crit icise casdidates for nomination for judges, or the action or proposed action of county or district conventions. Oar amazement at such a gross assumption by a reform convention is only equalled by our surprise that a majority of the delegates of the Adams county conven tion would support an ex-railroad cap per and a democrat for the office of dis trict judge. The character of John M. Ragan is fully illustrated by the above resolution. If he would attack the liberty of the press ih a convention he would attack it from the bench. There is not a paper in the state but which has a perfect right to criticise any candidate for any office in any county.and we have only exercised that right within the lines of editorial pro priety. And there isn't a paper in the state but what ought to be indignant at this gross attack upon the liberty of the press. Apply the restrictive rule of these resolutions and what would be left of the rights of the editorial fraternity ? The resolutions are not only an out rage on the liberty of the press, and on the freedom of speech and criticism which is its glory and the best palla dium of the liberties of the people, but they are an outrage on Mr. Burrows per sonally. He, more than any other man has made an open and above-board fight against the railroad capping fra ternity and in favor of independent principles; and now comes an indepen dent convention, men who ought to be his friends, and "unanimously" adopt resolutions which place them squarely among the gang that has for years been trying to hound him down. , The action of this convention is cer tainly instructive, not to say amusing. If there are any men who feel a foolish patriotic impulse to sacrifice their wealth and ease.and subject themselves to the abuse of the railroad gang in de fense of the rights of the people, Mr. Burrows would say to them.if he would permit himself to speak from the bitter ness of his experience, "don't." It must be borne' in mind that at the time the criticisms complained of were made, Mr. Ragan was purely a private candidate, not having received even the endorsement of a county conven tion. We have so high a regard for the ma jority of the Adams county delegates that we predict that every man who voted for those resolutions, except the little clique which "fixed" things for John M. Ragan, will be heartily ashamed of them when they fully per ceive their tendency aad scope. ATTEND THE PRIMARIES. Next week the independent primaries will be very generally held throughout the state. A few counties have already selected delegates to the state conven tion and nominated county tickets. It hardly seems necessary to urge upon members of a reform party the duty of attending the primaries. It is at the primaries that the schemes of self-seeking candidates are set up and delegations packed. These schemes are made possible by a large number of voters shirking their duty, and leaving a few tricksters to run the most imnort- ant part of the election machinery, viz: the pnmary. We hope no such schemes will find place in the independent port v. If the voters attend the primaries in a body honest politics will prevail. So "attend the primaries." GASL1XAS AX INDEPENDENT CAN DIDATE FOR JUDGE. We have little more to say about the judicial contest in the 10th district. We sincerely regret that we may have of fended some staunch friends by our out spoken sentiments in this matter, which we consider is of 6tate interest. But our sentiments remain unchanged. We are happy to s:ate that John M. Ragan is not in it, which is a justification of our position. But there are those in the district who fear that Judge Gaslin may be tbe inde pendent nominee. This would seem ludicrous if it was not so serious. That this sly old fox, cunning at all times and smart when sober, who has four times consecutively gerrymandered his nomi nation and election in the republican party, should now stand even the most remote chance of a nomination by the independents, is certainly a dampener to the enthusiasm of those who hope for reform by new parties. Tbe nomina. tion by us of a confirmed drunkard who has for many years been the pet of a party dominated by the railroads would be a calamity that would be felt by the party throughout the whole state. The papers in his district seem to be afraid of hla. The voters rarely see him ex cept when he is on the bench and sober, so they do not know what an old bum mer he really is. - There is no need whatever of even talking about such men. There are numbers of men in the tenth district who would make good judges, and be creditable to the party that chose them, and a selection should be made from among them. DEVELOPS HOME SPEAKERS. A Speaker's Exchange. The demand upon this office for speak ers exceeds the supply. This demand will greatly in crease as the cam paign ad vancesThere is now hardly a locality in tbe state that does have one or more able speakers, and certainly not a county out that has many. The educational work of the Alliance has been developing tal ent in this direction. But whenever a large meeting is to be held speakers are called forrom abroad. This is natural, and illustrates the philospby of the text, "a prophet shall not be without honor, save in his own country." We want something out of the regular order we want speakers whom we do not Know. Now, to meet this case, to further de. velope our home talent in the line of oratory, and to furnish a supply of speakers for the coming campaign ade quate to the demand, we propose the organization of a "Speaker's Exchange." We ask the local committees and officers of Alliances to send to Secretary Thomp son the names of all able and well posted speakers ih the different counties, who will go away from home to speak, for their actual cash expen sss. By this sys tem exchanges of speakers can be ef fected, speakers can be sent from one county to another at trifling expense, and the demand for speakers from abroad can be supplied. We hope this proposition will be adopted at once. No one has so good facilities for carrying out this plan as tbe Secretary of the State Alliance, and probably no one else has so many applications for speak ers that he cannot fill. To be successful only creditable and able speakers should be presented. But do not overlook ris ing young men because they have not had experience. A boy must go into the water to learn to swim. Give the young men a chance. Don't doom them to "blush unseen, and waste their sweetness on the desert air." ROSEWATERS' JUNKETING TOUR. The Admirable uses of Politics. Edward Rosewater, "founder of the Omaha Btt" is in Europe, presumably with government transportation, "with official letters to the beads of the tele graph service in England, France, Ger many and Austria," to investigate the government telegraph systems. We have in our desk, and Mr. Wanamaker has in his office, official reports of the English postal telegraph which give every fact in connection with the sub- jest in quite as clear a way as Mr. R. can do it. But to go to these reports for information was not politics, though it would have been business. Mr. Rosewater wanted a European tour at government expense. His is a fine Ital ian hand, and no mistake, and great are the uses of politics. WHEN SE. NAN SAID "RATS" The laborers of Omaha have been see ing some interesting times the last few days in connection with the difficulties attending the operation of the eight hour law. . Meetings have been held day and night to discuss the situation, the employes of the smelting works having been shut out with nearly all the print ers and several other trades. At a meeting held last Monday night one of the speakers referred to the fact that in order to secure the enactment of an eight hour law the laboring men had to appeal to the farmer legislature that convened last winter, and then had jus tice done them, while men elected from Omaha by the votes of these same laboring men were arrayed against them in the legislature. Representative Brennau, one of the men who mis-represented Douglas County last winter, was present, and at thispoint shouted "rats This direct insult to the farmers was resented by every one present, and Mr. Brennan barely got away with his life. In the efforts of the crowd to reach him chairs were broken and a genuine riot occurred that only ceased after the of fending party had left the hall. The Alliance is entitled to the respect of or ganized labor and will receive it in the future. FOR REGENTS OF THE STATE UNI ' . VERSITY. It is of the utmost importance that good selections for those offices should be made by the state convention. The regents not only need to have qualifica tions as educators, but they need to be first-rate business men, as the business interests of the university are large. We have received a letter from a lead ing independent of Johnson county, naming Hon. J. E. Lam asters for one of the regents, and enthusiastically urging his fitness. We fully agree with our correspondent, as will all who know Mr. Lamaster. He is a successful business man, and able in all directions. From all parts of the state come many good words for Hon. A. D'Allemand, candi date for state superintendent of instruc tion on the independent ticket last fall. This selection would also be first-class. With such men named we are sure of a good ticket, which is all the interest we have in the matter. .POSTPONEMENT. ' The conference of the friends of pro hibition and the Farmers' Alliance, which was called to meet at Staten Is land, N. Y., on Aug. 10th, Las been in definitely postponed. MEETLNG OP THE OTOE C0OTT ALLIANCE. A Warming te the Independent State CTftiea. Csadilla, July 29, 1891. Editor Alliance: The county Alli ance of Uioe county met at L'nadilla on the 29th of July. During the meet ing the question of what became of the state dues was brought up as a great hindrance to the order, as the old party politicians were telling among the Germans that the dues were used to keep a few men at Lincoln in line offices and pay them large salaries; and it was stated that no Clear statement had ever been made. Gen. Van Wyck made such a statement at the meeting. He made an attack on the executive committee; said that while there were five men on the committee it was very easy for one to control the other four. He said there was undoubtedly high living at Lincoln at the expense of the Alhauce. He was answered by Brothers Camp bell and Masters in a manner that knocked him out of time. They said it was not for the purpose of hurting the Alliance tbat such charges were made, but to kill the people's independent party. They said that Van Wyck knew to their certain knowledge that the dues in lots of cases were remitted, and at the state meeting every cent was ac counted for; and further that a large portion of what was in the treasury was given to the western sufferers, and that none of the western part of the state had paid any dues for more than a year. Yours fraternally, H. The above might well be passed in silence; and were it not for evidence of the complicity of Van Wyck in a scheme to destroy the independent par ty of the state, we would so treat it. Mr. Van Wyck knew that a full state ment of the finances of the Alliance was made at its annual meeting, and might have known that it was furnished with the proceedings in pamphlet form to every Alliance in the state. His state ment that one man could easily control the other four members of the execu tive committee must be especially edi fying to the four men alluded to. Bro. Root is an old member of the cc mmit tee, and especially particular in all money matters. Brother Allen is an expeit accountant, and also a careful financier. Perhaps Mr. Burrows might steal all the money of the Alliance, if he only could, and perhaps he might not. We will not discuss that point. The fact is he has no access to that money, and does not handle a cent of it. For all his work for the Alliance in the past ten years he has never drawn a cent of salary. The State Alliance now owes him three hundred dollars, which it voted to him, but which he has not drawn. No Alliance money is ex pended' except on vouchers; and the secretary-treasurer, who is custodian of the money, is under ample bonds for its safe-keeping. Now, we are about to make a remark able statement, of the truth of which we are fully convinced. The recent fiasco of Join H. Watson in regard to the election of a governor this fail was got up after consultation with, and at the solicitation of C. H. Van Wyck. We were assured only a few days ago by a politician of Otoe county who is as near to Van Wysk as any man in the state except Watson, that he was going to the state convention to boom the nomi nation of a governor, and he ardently supported Watson in the declaration that an election of governor would be legal. Now we have no doubt what ever that these men intended to secure such action, and that Van Wyck was to be their candidate. The actim of Wat son in exploding this bomb after his committee had just met and passed the subject over can only be accounted for on some such unusual hypothesis. The attempt by the independent party to elect a governor this fall, which, it successful, to hive any practical resuif whatever would involve a special ses sion of the legislature to pass laws that would be in force only a short time be fore the regular session, and aa expense to the state of several hundred thou sand dollars, would ruin the indepen dent party, or any other party that would do it. But that it is Van Wyck's scheme his closest henchman in Otoe county practically discloses, and Johnny Watson tried to prepare the way for it by saying that a governor must be elected. That Van W. may re pudiate it, now that it is discovered, will make no difference with our conviction of its truth That it is shallow politics, and that the convention would nomi nate Hon. John H. Powers, if it nomi nated any one, does not signify. Van Wyck does not see that he only sees himself making a sensational campaign, and making political thunder out of the defeat of the independents last year, which his treacheay alone caused. He cares nothing for the ruin of the party, and does not see that the whole thing would be a ridiculous farce. Should John H. Powers be nominated and elected governor his seat would be coutested by every possible means. Should C. H. Van Wyck be elected he would be seated without diffic ulty. The capitalists, the banks, the railroads,and the political ring have no fear of Van Wyck. He has had lots of opportuni ties to do effective work against them, but has never done anything but blow. They trust a man who "forages on the enemy" with a pocket full of passes. THE WORLDS' FAIR COMMISSIONERS Gov. Thayer's appointment of World's Fair commissioners, published in ano ther column are good, as far as the inde pendents are concerned. Of Mr. Pow ers we need not speak. Every one knows no better selection could be made. Eric Johnson, his alternate, is also well-known as the able chief clerk of the 22nd legislature. The appointee for the third district, Mr. Henry B. Mil ler, o' Winside, Wayne County. (not "W. B." as printed in the dailies.) is an old and-respected citizen of Wayne County. His appointment will give satisfaction to all who know him. Mr, J. H. Edmiston, his alternate, is the present independent treasurer of Daw son county, and one ot the independent national committee of Nebraska. This selection also is first class. NOTICE. To Delegates to the Independent State Convention. Tbe Independent State Committee has secured a rate of one and one-third fare for the round trip to the state con vention to be held at Hastings, Aug. ISth, on all Nebraska roads, on the certificate plan. Secure certificates at point of start ing, and at point of transfer from one road to another. Geo. W. Blake, Chm'n State Central Com. State papers please copy. CALL FOR INDEPENDENT COUN TY AND JUDICIAL CONVENTION. The independent county and judicial convention will meet in Lincoln on Sat urday, the 15th day of August, in Bo hanan's hall, at 1 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of placing in nomination can didates for 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 convention, choose a county central committee, and transact such other business as may properly come before the convention- The number of delegates from each, ward of the city of Lincoln, and pre cinct of the ctuniy shall be as follows: First ward Second ward Third ward Fourth ward Fifth ward Sixth ward Seventh ward 6 5 11 10 Little Salt prec't T Mill " 7 Nemaha " 7 North Bluff ' 6- Oak " ft Olive Branch " 5- Panama " 7 Rock Creek ' 9 Saltillo " 9- South Pass " 5 Stevens Creek & Stockton " 5- Waverly " 9 West Oak " Yankee Hill " 5 West Lincoln" & 9 9 9 5 Buda precinct Centerville prec't 8 Denton " 5 Elk " 5 Grant " 7 Garfield " 5 Highland " 5 Lancaster " 10 Middle Creek" 5 No proxies will be allowed, but the delegates present will cast the full vote of the delegation. Primary elections for delegates to the county 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 polls must be kept open at least two hours. 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 the primary. If not so made the 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 the People's independent party, the judges of said election shall require the party desiring to vote to answer the following; questions under oath: 1. Do you intend to vote for the nom inees of the convention, delegates to which are being voted for at this pri mary election. 2. Are you now a member of or do you intend to affiliate with the people's independent party of Nebraska. In addition to the above the voter shall be required to sign the declara tion of principles upon which the call for the state convention of 1? 90 was made. O. Hull. Ch'nCo. Cen. Com. ' J. A. McNab, Sec'y Co. Cen. Com. Time and Place of Holding Precinct Primaries. pkecinct time. place. Centerville 2 to 5 p.m. Centerville North Bluff 2 to 5 p. m. Babcock S. H. Little Salt 2 to 5 p. m. Dist. No. 127 Highland 2 to 5 p. m. reg. vot. place Elk 2 to 5 p. m. Malcolm S. H. Nemaha 2 to 6 p. m. Bennett Garfield 2 to 5 p. m. Belt Line S. H. Waverly 2 to 6 p.m. Oak 2 to 6 p. m. reg. vot. place Buda 2 to 5 p. m. reg. vot. place Yankee Hill 2 to 5 p. m. Alliance Hall Denton 7 to 10 p.m. School house Rock Cr'k 8 p. m. Melick S. H. West Oak 2 to 5 p. m. reg. vot.place Lancaster 2 to 4 p. m. Uni'sity place Stev'nsCr'k 2 to 4 p.m. Knight's S.H. Grant 2pm Cheney. Precincts not named above please send time and place to this office at once. 0. P. MASON DEPUTY LABOR COMMISSIONER. The appointment of O. P. Mason, of this city, to be deputy Labor Commis sioner, is an insult to the word labor. and to any man who in any way attach es it to his personality. Such appoint ments as this are the strongest argu ments that can be presented for an. election of governor this fall. Mr- Mason, more than any other man in the state, has prostituted great intellectualt powers to the greed of gain, and to the service of corporate monopolies. With ability equal to the highest, his deserts are of the lowest. His life has beent devoted to ministering to himself. His death will have but few sincere mourn ers. The office conferred upon him is a personal reward and carries no honor with it. His selection has been in utter disregard of any obligations to the peo ple. - QUESTIONS AS TO COUNTY ALLI ANCES. 1. Haa a pnnntv AlllnnnA In enlafinw officers the right to elect a president wuu uoes not Deiong to tne county Alliance? 2. Ilnps nnvnriA hplnnrr fn tha r,r, Alliance except delegates elected by suuoruiuttie Alliances 10 tne same? C.L Cook. Answer. 1. The County Alliance has no right to elect a person for resi dent who does not belong to it. or is not. a delegate. 2. No one belongs to the county Al liance except delegates elected to the same by subordinate Alliances, VYe will add that the clauses to the constitution governing eligibility to membership are altogether too loosely construed and many men have been ad mitted as members who are not eligible under a proper construction of the con stitution. A X. OF L. ORGAN IN OMAHA. The K. of L. Executive Board determined to start a paper in Omaha.. This is as it should be. There isn't a place in the United States that needs the regenerating innuence of the truth bravely stated more than Omaha. The ' paper will probably be under the edito. rial supervision of State Secretary Bige- iow, wno cas nao experiance and pos sesses ability in that line. We wish it a. successful career.