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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY , AUGUST 20, 1891.
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: And power to tins ho power exert.'
1 A mddy drop of matly Wood
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He who dare not won bi a stave."
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Address tuiANCi PUB. CO., lmcoi,-Nn.
Independent Peoples' Ticket.
Independent State Ticket.
For Associate J ustice of Supremo Court,
JOSEPH W. EDGERTON,
for Regents of the University
A. D'ALLEMAND, of Furnas Co.
HADLEY, of Greeley county.
Independent County Ticket.
For District J udgea
A. S. TIBBETTS,
OLIVER W. CROMWELL.
Tor County Treasurer
O. HULL, Mill Trecinct.
WM. F. ELFELDT, Bud
For Clerk of District Court
ELIAS BAKER, of Lincoln.
For County Clerk
' WM. S-DEMAREE,
V Saltillo Precinct.
For County Superintendent
Prof. H. S. BOWERS, Linolu.
For County Commissioner
Little Salt Precinct.
For Countv Judge
... W. S. WYNN. of Lincoln.
DR. HOSMER, of Lincoln.
For County Surveyor -
J. A ROBfNSON, of Lincoln.
tSTbf press reports say tbat Bur
rows was a candidate for chairman of
the state central committee, lhis is a
mistake. He was not thought ol for
t-Tl.c Labor Wave ;s the tit of
the new labor papT in Omaha, edited
hj Mr. Biijelow, statu secretary of the
K. of L. It is a neat four pai;e sev-u
column folio a id should well sr u
ported. LEITU uFJUDGi 0. V. M.1S0.Y.
The citizens or Lincoln were shocked
bat not surprised by the daa'.h of Judge
O P. Mason on Tuesdav moriiinii of
'thia week. - He was suffering from
complication of disorders which were
accessariiy cf fatal termination, and had
tor tome time been given np by Lfophy-
; stetftn9. Xttt mantieci aeatn covers au.
477jr DQVBL1XQ Vf tEGlXKlKQ.
t fcbdy-ndeln Cass connty for tke
S ctactioa of one-half of each of tho re
publican and democratic tickets. Thus
atre these old parties ftlready deiron
BtratiDftbe troth of ihs charjo that
tbffw are birds of - feather. This it what
. tteUepcdrata t0 . '
ill 11 VUil
A .B1SD TICKET SOMHATED.
The Capital City and County will be
Redeemed Next November.
TV independent county convention of
Lancaster connty met last Saturday,
and placed In nomination iirst class ju
dicial and county ticket.
J. Y. Wolfe was chairman, and S. S.
Jones and J. M. Tnompsca secretaries.
It is perfectly safe to say that nrver
la tbe history of Laucarter county has a
cleaner, p irer, abler ticket teen pre
sented to the voters than liia chosen
The Cnveiition was composed rf an
exceptionally high claM of men. particu
larly those from tbe country. They
were men who were here from patriotic
motives rather than lor spollj; and the
determiaat'on ol one und all were di
rected to securing u ticket that would
aDpe.il to ail the voters of the county us
one of cxfep'lonalcharacierand ability.
They aucceeded in doing this in a re
m vrkiude degree, and we lu not believe
the tide, van be defeated.
There were a few, the writr anions;
thu number, who thougbt tbat the bet
t9i class of democrats, thos: who un
equivocally condemned the tie tip of
last n inter, and who wished and ex
pected to vote the independent ticket
men who are as good citieos aul as in
telligent men a there are in the county
should have ein represented on the
ticket nrt through any.f usion or bargain,
but uy the seleuim of a man who would
have been especially acceptable to them,
Hk l'rof Es 'terdf.v. who thotish of
ilrmnrr.i, In nrnrlivitlfli vnfrd th lm!i- !
pender.t tkket last fall. But a, fueling
that only straight independents should
be selected had a large preponderant
in the convention, and no man cao say
for certain tint it was not right. Vox
pop nil vex Dei.
O. HjII, the nomi iee for county treas
urer, is oue ot Lancaster's best knowu
citizens. He needs no words of com
mendation from us. ILs name ia sy
nonymous with all that ishonoiablennd
upright. He will be the next treasurer
of Lancaster couut, and every citizen
will absolutely know that tho funds of
the county ill Lo safely and honestly
Fjr sheriuV Wm! F Elfeldt, of Ruda
precinct, was nominated. Mr. Elfeldt
is a young man between 30 and 35 years
of age, who has long tilled the puMtion
of constable. He has grown up in this
county, belonging to ono of otlr leading
German iauiilies. His selection was
heartily applauded by all who knew
him. He will receive tho unanimous
support of the Germans of the county,
and his nomination adds as much
strength to the ticket as that of any
other nominee. ,
Mr. Ellas Baker, of Lincoln, was cho
sen for clerk of the district court. Mr
Baker is too well known to Deed any in
troduclion He is one of Llncoln'slead
ing business men. He has hosts of
friends, and no enemies that we are
aware of. His nomination was unani
mous, and his election will he by a large
For county clerk, W. S. Demaree, of
Hickman, was nominated. He also is
favorably known as a good citizen, an
able and honest man, and a true inde
pendent. No better choice could have
For county commissioner. Matt Maul,
of Little Salt, was chosen en the econd
ballot. This also is a lirst class nomina
tion. Mr. Maul is an old and well
known citizen of the county, a man of
energy, integrity and great force of
character. He has hosts of friend wher
ever he is known. A sprig of Shamrock
is embroidered on his adopted tlag, and
an affection for emerald Erin blends
with his lovo for the new world this side
of the Atlantic Ho will receive the
support of tbe independent men of all
parties who favor honest administration
of county affairs, as well as the enthusi
astic help of all independents, who all
know his honest beaming countenance.
For superintendent of schools, Prof.
Bowers was selected. Prof. Bewers is
an earnest independent, and one of the
ablest educators in tho eounty. There
could be co opposition to Prof. Bowers
on personal grounds, aud his selection
meets universal approval.
. .The choice of IV. Hosman, for coro
ner, and Ed. J. Robinson for surveyor,
are of the same general character as the
balance of the ticket, viz first class.
lor county judge, .W. S. Wyon, ol
Lincoln, was chosen. Mr. Wynn is a
young lawyer of good ability, and a man
of sterling character. He is no new
convert to the independent cause, hav
ing long been a nationalist aud a leader
In advanced thought. He is a tine
scholar and writer, and wheu elected
will be a credit to his party and an hon-
I or to the bench.
For district judges, Messr?. Lese,
Tibbetts andCromwtll were nominated
These geiit'uuen all ucc'ipy prominent
positions at th" rar. Mr. Tibbetts is one
of tbe present district judges, and a man
for whom eery one has good words.
He will have the cordial support of good
meu o." all parties, and the enthusiiistic
help of every one who has had ctperi
once in Lib court.
Of Gen. Leese we have little to say at
I is time
Hd Is known all over the
! state for Us championship of the cause
a!01 tM Pp:e Deioretue uoara ot trans
portation while attorney general, nnd
for his espousal and advocacy cf ami
monopoly principles in the republican
party. He was fleeted attorney general
three term ia succession, the last Jlmc
against th Litter opposition of the rail
road power. He has tow signalled
his devotion to the cause of the people
by accepting ft nomination which wJl
entail mnch sacrillce, and which will
concentrate upon his head the united
opposition ot the corporations in the oce
place in Nebraska which is their strong
hold. The people as one man, regard-
le of part7 Unes, ahocld rail to his
side and fight a victorious battle for him. j
And tfcey will do it. -
Mr. Cromwell is a rising yeoxg law
yer of high talents and great nuoral
worth. He made ft gallant fight for the
independent ticket last fall. He has
hosts of friends, ftnd no word can be ot
tered against bim.
Of course there are some wounded on
the field of battle. For every winner
there is s loser. In politics there are
generally forevery winner several losers;
and the present case is no exception.
Gallant fights were made by tbe losers.
Let the wounls be now healed op, all
bitterness be forgotten, and every man
pull off bis coat, roll up bis sleeves and
go ia tj win. The ticket nominated
Satcrlay can be elected, and its election
will be tbe most brilliant victory scored
by the people of Nebraska in th year
The colored people of the city had
some able delegates in the convention,
and a glee club enlivened the proceed
ings with entertaining songs.
Resolutions on salaries.
Ktwlred, By this convention, that wc
request the delegates to lire state con
vention to use, their best efforts in pro
mulgating, a resolution in favor of a de
mand upon tbe next legislature for the
enactment of a lu.v making the follow
ing the legal fees throughout for the fol
lowing ollicers- County clerk, 42,500
per year; sheriff, $2,5;W; clerk district
court, 83,000; superintendent, $1,00 per
year. All fees comiDg isto their hands
in excess of these amounts to be turned
over to the county geral fund to the
credit of the cornty, the connty to pay
for all necessary clerk hire and reason
able compensation fur the same for each
office above named.
Resolutions on sheriff's oflL'e.
WiiEtiEAS, The quarterly reports of
Sheriff McClay during his term of office,
show that the amount of fees in excess
of thoso allowed by law to the sheriff
will be at least JJ.OdO per year, which
amount of niouey will be turned over to
tho connty treasury; and
Whkheas. Daring Mr. llnlick's term
as sheriff no fees whatever were turned
into the county treasury, and no accu
rate reports made (Juringhisiucumljency
ot tho ollke Therefore be it
fiewlrrd, That if this is truo, that the
independent party of Lancaster couuty,
in eouveution assembled, demands that
tho county couiUiissioiiei ri slittii order an
investigation of the records during Mr.
Molick's term of office as sheriff.
Resolutions on snprewo judgeship.
Whereas, vve have lu the Hon. J. W.
Edfc-ertbn a ruau that has beenidentilied
with the people's party from Us infancy,
a man that ranks second to no man in
the state of Nebraska in tho legal pro
fession; therefore be it
Resolved, That we, the delegates here
asembled, do instruct our delegutes to
use all honorable means to .secure his
uomia.tion to the. office of supreme
Delegates to the stato convention:
J. P. Maloney, H. P, Lowrey, B. S. Lit
tlefield, J A Edgerton, C. E. Wood
ward, Jerome Shamp, W. B. Dutton, F.
L. Leighton, A. Waito, S. 8. Cfriffin, J.
M. Quick, Edward Deltch, J. V. Wolfe,
J W. Burns, J. B. Lyons, J. McBride,
O. Hull, John Hartline, Gideon Per
baugh, David Housel, Alfred Peterson,
W. S. Demaree, W. H. Burling, D B.
ComiDg, J. C. Thompson, James Grey,
J. A. McXabb, Wm. Deigan.
The county central committee for the
campaign was elected as follows:
First ward II. lloltzman.
Second ward S S. J'-nes.
Third ward Fred W. Kent.
Fourth ward J. L. Hoyt.
Fifth ward A C. Sharrot.
Sixth ward J. W. Emberson
Seventh ward D. Sullivan
Buda Jacob Lahn.
Centerville W. W Foster.
Denton J. L. Payne. '
Elk-W. 11. Deigan.
Grant I. W. Chappell.
Gariield J. W. Masters.
Highland J. W. Burns.
Lancaster George Relmer.
Middle Creek-E S. Davison.
Middle Salt-J. G. Neff. v.
Mill-A. E. Sutherland.
Nemaha J. W. Reeoe.
North Bluff-W. Dulleny.
Oak David Housel.
Olive Branch John II. Spellman.
Panama F. May.
.'Rock Creek Alfred Peterson.
' Saltillo J. G. Blosser.
South Pass T W. Mollian.
Stevens Creek S. R. Hall.
Stockton R. T. Chambers.
West Oak Johu Thompson.
Yankee Hill J. F. Bishop.
West Lincoln Wm. Bring.
THE JT.i Y.V3. BURROWS IS REPORTED
We give the following samples:
Mr. Burrows said that he personally
knew nothing about the question of
transportation "nothing more than the
man in the moon " Bet
Jay Burrows t.red a gratuitous insult
at trie farmers oi this state when he
made the statement at the meeting of the
boanl of transpcuar'on in this city
Thursday that "no farmer in Nebraska
could couriue himself to farming and
keep out of the poor house.'' That sort
of talk is not likely to set well with the
eighty farmers of Saunders county who
a month ago had 1.P00 or more each on
deprw'.t in the banks of Wahoo. Journal.
Niw Mr. BuiTows said nothing that
could be tortured luto ssitJier of the
above paragraphs. He said bo kne
nothing technically about freight sched
ules, but bo distinctly told Mr.Ho'.drcge
that be understood the general subject
cf transportation as well as he or any
other man ia the room.
As to tho yecohd paragraph he said
that "no maa could confine himself to
the production of raw products for ex
port and keep out of the poor house."
Bu; we don't blame tbe reporters.
They arc paid to lie. and lie they mcst.
til" Farmers, get your dinner at tbe
W. C. T. U. coffee rooms, 133 south 12th
street, Lincoln, when you are in town.
TBE JXXl'JL E0VXD VP OF RAIL
The annual round np of railroad cap
pers, under the auspices of Mr. Jiol
drege's board of transportation, is new
in progress. The first meet occurred
at Lincoln last Wednesday. The assort
ment of magnates of a lesser degree
was very complete indeed; and quite a
collection of toadying shippers, some
from Lincoln, snd some brought in on
free passes from different points in the
state, were on band, to signify their ap
preciation of .the special favors ol the
roads by saying the little piece pre
pared for them by Mr. Holdrege and
his henchmen. But this part of the ex
hibition was very feeble indeed. .
Not a farmer was present to lay be
fore the board bis grievances on the
transportation question. This was a
subject for special wonder by Mr. Hoi
drege and hh lick-spittle-in-chief, Tom
my Benton, "Not a single farmer made
any complaint before the board, though
special invitation had been sent to
When Tommy boy Benton was be
wailing the absence of complaints Mr.
Robbius made tbe strong point that the
board was not a judiciil body simply to
sit and hear complaints, but that it was
ag alministrative body, and '.hat one of
it;j principal du'.ies was to investigate
this question and apply needed reme
dies without complaints.
This wonderment at the absence cf
farmers on tho occa3ion of these pre
ten led iuvestigitions shows how utterly
the members of the boat d fail to com
prehend its real character and the utter
contempt in which it is held by the eo
pie. A board created by the railroad
power a mere sham composed of
tools of that power, who have recently
returned from a junketing trip to the
city of Mexico iu palace cars at the ex-
punso of tho roads, to pretend to exer
cise impartial judicial functionsas bc
tweea the roads and '.he peopleis sim
But the members ot this board make
no pretense of sympat by with the peo
ple or their advocates. Attorney Gen
eral Hastiugs show ed his leanings dis
tinctly whi n lie tried o make a butt of
Mr. Dawes bc-uuse had not left his pa
pers iu possession ot tne; board.
At this hie'-ting the mignnles encoun
tered something they were not pre
pared for. in the presentation by Mr.
C. G. IV.wes, of Lincoln, of the suoject
of discrimination against tho people of
this state, and in favor of the cities of
tue east. Mr. Dawes had made a thor
ough uud exhrtusthe study of the ques
tion, aud fortified his statements by
schedules of rates and distances, and il
lustrated his' position by maps and dia
grams. Mr. Holdregn and his compeers
were taken by surprise. Thej tried in
vain to break the force of Mr. Dawes'
arguments and facts by entangling and
irrelevant questions, but were met at
every point and refuted and defeated.
Mr. Dawes' argujient will be pub
litihed as soon as it can bo. prepared
from the stenographer's notes.
It is amusing to see how boards of
trade are kept on tap for these occa
sions by Mr. Holdrege and his com
peers. The Lincoln board of trada
bobbed up with some statistics pre
pared at the B. & M. office and pre
sented by Mr. J. E. Utt, a factotum who
is always at the service of the board or
the roads for a reasonable amount -of
pay. Mr. Utt bad not studied his piece
sufficiently, and read it with much hesi
tation, bciDg apparently unable to de
cipher all of it. But the figures he pre
sented, as well as some presented by
Mr. Holdrege, proved conclusively that
rates were lower in Nebraska than
Iowa. Mr. Robbins asked the board
and Mr. Holdrege really one aud the
same thing why, the platforms of all
the parties having demanded the Iowa
rates, the legislature having demanded
them, and the roads r.ow doing the
work for less than those rates, the roads
did cot adopt the Iowa rates? This ques
tion was afterwards repeated by Mr.
Burrows. It was a stunner, and re
ceived no reply only Mr. Holdrege
said the adoption of the Iowa schedules
would disturb business and unsettle
Mr. U. P. Oakley, who sells coal un
der the paternal benefaction of Jay
Gould, was present with the other cap
pers. He had been instructed that he
would be expected to make some re
marks in favor of the beneficent corpor
ations which permit the sun to
shine in Nebraska and allow him to act
as collector of their coal revenues, ami
proceeded in a baiting brass -?nl la red
sort of a way to do so. He said the
woes of the corporations were brought
about by the agitators: that the people
didn't know what was the matter with
thcm.but the real trouble was the failure
of last year's crop, and that when they
began to realize upon the f.rand crop of
this year the agitators would vanish
into thin air, the new party would dis
appear like the horrid post-prandial
visions of an aldermanic dinner,
the railroads would recover from
their preseut dr.ngerous prostration and
again make earaings that would enable
Mr. Holdrege to live on something bet
ter than pone and buttermilk, and wear
something better than blue denims; the
price of coal would advance, and every
thing would be lc.ely and the goose hang
high. We don't give Bio. Oakley's ex-
' act words, but that's the gist of it.
j Mr. Burrows replied to Mr. Oakley in
I a few words, in which he intimated that
i an agitation which had been going on
with increasing force tor over twenty
years could hardlj have beta caused by
one crop failure in Nebraska, and that
if there was not, some actual potent
cause for discontent agitators would be
powerless. He ai60 said that with the
growing inequality apparent all around
us, some trifling changes in freight
schedules would hardly remedy the evil.
The contemptible "toadying of men
like Mr. Oakley, who depend on the
favors of a railroad corporation for
their bread and butter, is disgusting in
the last degree.
Oce thine the board should remedy
at its next round up. There has been
no provinon made for appkmse. The
lucubrations of the attorneys and brass
collared hirelings in attendants are met
ia dead silence. This was varied last
Wednesday when Mr. Dawes told Tom
my Benton that mon wbo rode on free
passes were not honest judges. That
was greeted with a heuty round, ftcd
"Tommy boy" blushed to hii ears. It's
an actual fact. He blushed like a girl.
Of course, no sense of honest shame
caused the blush. It was simply con
fusion at tbe hard hit. But this defect
should be remedied. A few claquers
should be provided to enliven tbe occa
sion with a little sprightly clapping.
Only tho presence of Mr. Dawes and
his able showing of the iniquitous
rate system in force in Nebraska,
saved this occasion from being a roar
ing farce. This railroad board, with
its transparent efforts to protect G. W.
Holdrege el at is a sheme and disgrace
to the state, and we trust the time will
soon come when the legislature will so
see it, and wipe it out of existence.
TUE JJfDEPEXDEXT PRESS.
Tr.e following appeal for the support
of the independent press of .th! state
was approved by the convention at
To the friends of the reform move
ment, greeting: The Nebraska Inde
pendenc Press Association has been or
ganized to advance the interests of the
reform movement in this state. It aims
to unify the efforts and increase the in
lluence of its members; to purify and
elevate the journalism of the state. The
value of vigorous, reliable reform pa
pers in building up and pushing your
political interests can hardly be overes
timated. They are superior to apy
other means for torching and explaining
aud defending the great principles of
reform on which our movement rests,
for showing up the injurious legislation
of the past, for exposing tho schemes,
combines and conspiracies of corrupt
old party leaders, for refuting the slan
ders concocted ud published by
the leaders to destroy your government,
for maintaining the strength, integrity
aud enthusiasm of tho reform move
ment. A newspaper is a public institution.
The old corporation press is controlled
by the money power. The leforiu press
is the press of tho people. Its influence
and powe;- are measured by the support,
both financially and morally, which they
contribute. Therefore we at:k the hearty
support of all directly interested in the
reform movement that tho press may
become a more permanent and powerful
factor in the iuterests of the people.
The success of a reform paper is the
people's gain, its failure is their loss.
Therefore we ask you wheu you shall
meet in your respective organizations to
discuss and act upon tho following ques
tions: Should not evr ry friend of the reform
movement support the independent
press, not only by subscribing but by
using aud consulting our advertising
columns. Stand by your friends. We
are confident that a firm and generous
supp or t on the lines we have indicated
will do more than anything elsetoma'.e
i victory perch upon our banners in 1692.
A J0URXALISTIC LIAR.
We have never seen more unscrupu
lous falsehood than that in the Journals
report of the Hastings convention.
The report as to the bitter contest for
Edgerton, and rings and tricks and boss
business in connection with his nomina
tion, are lies of the first water. They
were all fabricated by a lickspittle rail
road tool named Ager, who, when
kicked out of a position on the board of
transportation was put on the B. & M.
pay roll in the Journal office. He has
the face of a convict and the heart of a
thief. While he is a disgrace to, jour
nalism, still he is an honor and an or
nament to the Journal office. "
Calhoun's Roast of tbe U. P. Depot.
"I wish," said a prominent and
wealthy citizen who prides himself on
his influence with the press to which he
is attached in the capacity of the man
who doesn't believe it pays to adver
tise, "that you would roast that
wretched apolocy for a depot the Union
Pacific has down on O street."
As is the universal custom of the
press, when a wealthy and prominent
representative of the Closed Wallet Se
lect Circle of Borrowers requests some
thing for nothing, this paper imme
diately dispatched an able-bodied, fear
less and talented emissary to gather
data to serve as fuel duriDg the roast
ing. We did it because we aim to be
fair. Wo do here empbaticaily affirm
that we would not, without due and
proper investigation, roast even a poor,
old, abandoned, broken-down, malaria
infested railroad. Not even a road that
has for many months associated with
Colonel Jay Gould on terms of danger
ous and demoralizing familiarity. Not
even abroad that is the hatless, coatless,
tattered, village drunkard of Wall
Our detailed emissary waved his be
jeweled band at the driver of a $2 per
hour landau, and a moment later was
whirling away to his destination. En
route he passed over the Burlington
freight yard, where the slackening of
the traffic has saved many a human life.
When be had overcome the smell that
penetrated the solitude that surrounded
the spot like the wall of an oriental
seraglio, he found that the building had
disappeared bodily. Patient investiga
tion revealed the fact that a colored cit
izen had wheeled it off and set it up in
his back yard as a kennel lor a newly
arrived litter of pups. The culprit was
arrested, but upon his proving that the
pups had perished miserably for want
of room, light and air he was dis
charged by the judge. Hence the de
pot being absent, cannot be roasted by
this enlightened nd humane messen
ger of civilization. But it firmly thinks
and boldly says the darkey cugbt to
have been severely punished for for
well, say cruelty to animals.
XB. Bl EEOH S A5D PARTI EOSSISM. j
The Llndell Hotel I sn re it nee.
An Open Letter to the Members of tbe
Alliance of I a neuter Connty.
Liscour, Aug. 17, 1S91.
Brothers: While the terms '-dictator"
sad "boss" were applied to xae
only by the railioad gang, and such
brass-collared organs as the State Jour
nal and its satellites, I bore the inflic
tion without protest. But when mem
ber of toe Alliance let their minds be
come poisoned by these false cries, and
themselve take them up,I feel that jus
tice to otr cause as "-ell as to myself
demands that I should at least present
Of the resolutions presented in the
county convention on the subject of
party bossism, I will say a few words.
These resolutions, though naming no
one, were aimed at myself. With the
low-down spirit of personal hatred
which pervades them I have nothing to
do. With their sentiment of opposition
to political dictatorship, rings and
bosses, I am in the fullest sympathy.
My whole political life has been a pro
test against these things.
As to the person who prepared those
resolutions.and their object and aainius,
I have'a few words to say. They were
presented by Mr. Pratt, but that was all
he had to do with them. Iam credibly
informed, and fully believe, that they
were drawn and put iu type-writing by
a man who lias beeu for years a leading
light in the K. of L., who until recently
held an organizer's commission in that
order; who joined with Dave Butler and
the crew who last fall tried to destroy
the Independent movement by chang
ing the ratio of representation aud issu
ing a second call for a state convention;
a nmu who has been charged, and I
think justly, t ith being a party to issu
ing a secret circular against the inde
pendent candidate for congress, and re
ceiving money for the same; a niau wbo
was recently charged by tho Journal of
the Khigkts of Labor, with offering to
the coroorations to organize the Citi
zens' Alliance iu their interest for a con
sideration. This man's name is J. II.
Craddock. Ho was expelled from the
K. of L. in disgrace, and hi3coiumissiou
as organizer cancelled. He tried to
become a delegate to the county con-
i vention and received three votes. But
j he was able to lind a poor tool to pre
seut the venomous resolutions referred
I to, aud so easy is it to perpetrate a hor
rible ia justice in a popular assembly,
that they were acted upon without be
ing understood by half the dclegitcs,
and were adopted without considera
tion, protest or a single dissenting vote.
Mea sat iu that convention who have
bson associated with me ia this work
for years, aud who know in their inmost
hearts that the vile terms of "boss" and
"dictator" as applied to me, are sheer
myths without a shadow of foundation;
who know that I have never sought
a positiou or a vote who know that
any slight mantle of leadership that has
fallen upon me has been naturally and
entirely unsought by me. Aud yet these
men sat silent as cowards and let the
horrible injustice of those resolutions
be thrust upou :nn iu the h&use of my
friends. From the enemy I could bear
it, and a thousand times more, without
a murmur. But in the house of my
friends! Theirs, not mine, be the shame
of it. My enemies may now have the
poor satisfaction of knowing that they
have extorted a bitter cry from the
heart of a man who never jet turned
his back upon a foe.
After the vile light upon the callers of
the state convention last year, which
would haye destroyed the movement,
and which I defeated, standing alone
agaiust the corrupt men that made it,
this man Craddock, whom the cabal
used as their tool, came to me like the
poor cur he b, with the most abject
apologies; He brought a maa to wit
ness his humiliation, Hon.W. F.Wright,
I told Min to put his apology in writing,
and sign it, and I would accept it. This
he had not the manliness to do. I men
tion this to show what vile timber can
gain a bearing through a popular as
In regard to the now celebrated Lin-
dell hotel conference I have a few words
First, a conference of the farmer in
terest was necessary, and had been
long talked of. Corrupt cabals were
going on in the city, and candidates
I u: ..i 1 1 ru
weie ueiiJ puue auuaijucuica ujuuip'
ulated the success of which would have
ruined our prospects, while no farmer
candidates were being proposed. It is
well known that it was intended to hold
a conference of members of the Alliance
to discuss the very subject that the Lin
dell meeting considered, and some Alli
ances appointed delegates lor such a
meeting. But as everybody's business
is nobody's, the calling of this meeting
was neglected until it was too late. In
its place the Lindeli meeting was called.
The participants in :,t were all farmers
and all independents in whom you have
confidence. I do not suppose one of
them would object to being - named.
Their meetingwas necessary.their work
was good. They recommended a cer
tain set of men for the offices. Tkere
was nothing dictatorial about it, nor
was any improper means taken to carry
out their views. Their proceedings and
their recommendations were imme
diately published to all the county, and
the force they had came from their in
herent valae and that publication, and
from nothing else. The convention fol
lowed their recommendations in the
main, and where it departed from them
failed to make any improvement. I
could easily point cut what would have
happened bad that conference not been
held. It would have been deplored by
every member of the Alliance. I had
no more responsibility for it than the
other gentlemen participating at the
same time do not understand me as
shirking an iota of what belongs to me.
We were doing wbat we had an un
doubted right to do opposing what we
tbought bad nominations and favcring
what we thought good ones, and doing
it openly and above-board.
I will now add a few words purely
personal to myself. I have been fight
ing in the minority for twenty years,
though the road has always beer open
wide for me to join the major'ty. What
ever part of leadership has fallen to me
has not been of my seeking. I have
never asked for a position, a nomina
tion or a vote, and never shall. I have
several times had wealth pointed out to
me by devious ways. I have chosen
poverty and the straight path. I have
made undoubtedly many mistakes and
many blunders; but looking back over
twenty years of honest work, I can say
now with a clear voice, and looking the
world in the eye, that I have never per
formed an act that was not inspired by
a pure motive, and for which I did not
court the fullest light of day. And so
it will be to the end. I have nothir g to
retract, apologize for or excise. Wiih
old age creeping on and health failing
me, no man more ardently longs for
rest than I. At the same time, as long
as duty holds nie where I am, no man
will more sincerely and faithfully con
tinue the good fight. If otr.' cause de
mauds that any man should be cruci
lied it may as well, perhaps, be me as
any other. At the same time it is my
duty to try to right wrongs, and correct
false and unjust imputations
Fraternally, J. BURROWS.
Nctb. Since this letter was written I am
informed tbat the resolutions were referred
to the committee on resolutions, r.nd by il
unanimously rejected. But they were read
by the reading secretary, and passed unno
tietd by uny member of the comii'ittee. The
motion was to adopt the report of the com
mittee, so tnat technically they wire not
adopted. J'rect'cully the fact is as stated in
the letter. But the committee is f xonerated.
The fact that the members of it did not ob
serve that resolutions were read which were
not reported, may be explained by the noise
ami contusion in the hall. Secretary Jones
may explain if be can, why he read n solu
tions us part of a cninmittte'e report which
did no', belong- to it. See letter of Mr. Wilcox
in this issue. J. n.
Independent County Ticket s.
Candidates for county ofdees were
nominated as follows: Treasurer, J. D.
Wright; county clerk, S. J. Hermann;
county judge, William McTaggart ; sher
iff, Andrew Meisner: clerk of the dis-
:-rict court, M. J. Murnhv: suoerhiteml-
ent of schools, W. C. Farrand; coroner,
Dr. Leo H. Anthony.
Joseph Brown, county judge; J. M.
Easterling, couuty attorney; II. II. See
ley, clerk; Lyman Carey, treasurer;.
John W. Nutter, sheriff; Peter O'Brien,
clerk of the district court; E. M. Bowers,
superintendent of schools; Daniel Web
ster, surveyor, and Dr. J. ,. Bennett,
The independent county convention
was held at Macon Saturday. The nom
inations were: Treasurer, II. Murray;,
clerk, J. Dudek; clerk of the district
court, O. J. Bianc'dn; sheriff, J G. Smith;,
superintendent, A. C. Gearhart j coro
ner, Dr. Byerly; surveyor, S. Parr.
Following ar3 the delegates to the state
convention: Al. Wister, A. Vincent,
N. P. Work, A. Eastman, J. Crow, J.
W. Wilmot, James Dumwiek, John S.
Chewman. Delegates to the judicial
convention: R. Dow, C. E. Parr, B. H.
Reams, A. C. Gearhart, R. D. Jordan,
Q. Nellis, C. J. Blandin, S. C. Cowler.
They were instructed for Fletcher for
judge. GAIiFIELD COUNTY.
The Garfield county independent con
vention was held at Burwell Saturday.
Delegates to the state convention are J.
W. Rice a-id T. W. Bartley. Delegates
to the judicial convention are Henry
Tolson, J. H. Acree andC. L. Sleeper.
County officers were nominated as fol
lows: Clerk, Henry Tclson; treasurer,
M. E Guyer; judge, John Acree; sheriff,
W. J. Sly; surveyor, R. A. Conner;
commissioner, I). H. McKellar; coroner,
Dr. N. Cameron.
LINCOLN COUNT Y.
For treasurer, Senator J. K. Stevens,
and a first class ticket to support him.
The Clay county independent conven
tion met at Clay Center Saturday, 98
delegates present. Nominees, for treas
urer, John L. Hodges; county clerk, G.
A. Shike; sheriff, E. M. Tunnicliff; dis
trict clerk, D. B. Gelette; superintend
ent public schools, N. II. Graham;
county judge, A. M. Lathrop; county
surveyor, E. J. Cowen; coroner, Henry
T. Hoyt. Eighteen delegates were cho
sen to the state convention, and in
structed for Edgerton. Mr. Wm. M.'
Clark writes us that the ticket will be
Independent Judicial Tickets.
FIFTH DISTRICT. C
The judicial convention was held at
Dayid City, Aug. 13. Judge Edward
Bates, of York, and Robert Wheeler, of
Polk, were nominated for district
z The Kearney county judicial conven
tion instructed agaiust Rsgan, and the
Franklin county convention instructed
Burt County Convention. i
Tekamah, Neb., Aurr. 14, lour,
Tbe independent convention of Burt
county met at the court house this p. w.
The attendance was large and full of
enthusiasm. The business was done
quietly and very harmoniously. A full
ticket was placed in nomination. It is
a strong one, and will no doubt receive
the full independent vote and also the
votes of many democrats and republi
cans. Treasurer, S. A. McDowell;
county clerk, John McMullen; county ,
judge, George Osbor?; sheriff, M. M.
Harney; county superintendent, C. P.
Beck; district clerk, A. N. Corbin;
countv surveyor, Jude Learning; coro
ner. Dr. Gregg; commissioner 3d dis
trict, Oscar Samson. t
W. T. Berry, Chairman.'
Frank Roth, Secretary.
J. H. McMurtry, real estate aid
loans, abstract and notary. McMurtry
block, adjoining Alliance headquarters
corner Eleventh and M streets.
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