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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1891.
!je Jarmtw' SUliaitcc,
Published Every rirauy Df
The Aixuxat IVnusinxa Co.
Cor.llLh and M Ft Lincoln, Neb.
J. BrwRown ....
"In lie beauty of the Ellies
Christ tu bom across the sea,
With a glory in his bosom
That transfigures you and me.
At he strove to mute men holy
lM ns strive to make tbeni free.
Since God ia marching on."
. Julia Ward Hotrt.
"Laurel crowns cleave to deserts,
And power to him who power exerts.
"A rudd drop of manly blood
The surging sea outweighs.
He who cannot reason is a fool,
He who will not reason is a coward.
He who dare not reason is a slave."
lUrM ail bulnr communications to
Addreae matter tor publication to Editor
Articles written on both ltdet of the paper
caaaot b ueed. Very long communication,
aisaruta gwdui in um.
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CORNER tlTH AND M STREETS,
THE LEADING INDEPENDENT
PAPER IN THE STATE.
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. .ra ALUAUCt PVI. CO.. iwcAt. Neb.
Independent Peoples' Ticket.
Independent State Ticket.
For Associate Justice of Supreme Court,
JOSEPH W. EDGERTON,
For Regents of the University
A. D'ALLEMAND. of Furnas Co.
HADLEY, of Greeley county.
Independent County Ticket.
Tor District Judges
A. S. TIBBETTS,
OLIVER W. CROMWELL.
For County Treasurer
O. HULL, Mill Precinct.
WM. F. ELFELDT, Buda.
For Clerk of District Court
, ELIAS BAKER, of Lincoln.
For Cmmty Clerk
WM. S. DEMAREE,
For County Superintendent
Prof. H. S. BOWERS, Lincoln.
For County Commissioner
Little Salt Precinct,
For County Judge
W. S. WYNN, of Lincoln.
DR. HOSMER, of Lincoln.
For County Surveyor
J. A. ROBINSON, of Lincoln,
For Justices of the Peace
J. C. McNERNY.
H. C. PALMER.
A. J. WARWICK.
Assessors, First ward, Wheatley Mick
clwaite; Second ward, C. H. Waite;
Third ward, John Currie; Fourth ward,
E. E. Kemp; Fifth ward, II. L. Klock;
Sixth ward, C. Marshal; Seventh ward,
. "We live alone where'er our lot it east,
Bent down with care or raited by pride on
Alone we pats our lives, and at the last
Alone we have to die.
Tbe gifts of wealth may bleu our earthly lot,
Tbe joys of faithful love may be our own;
We count up friendships; but it matters not
Tbe soul it yet alone.
UX "IXFAXT IXDU8TRT' THAT
Says the Xem Xation, "a popular in
dustry at present is the manufacture
of stories about the breaking np of the
people's party. H the new party con
tinues to -break up' as it is doing in
ansas, Nebraska, Kentucky, Ohio
and other states, it will eventually pre
ent a very picturesque ruin."
dX IXTEiESTlXQ Qt'ESTIOX.
Libbt. Aug. 12, 1891.
EditokFakiiebs'Aixiasce: I would
liketoa.k The Alliakcc to explain
lor the benefit of it reaJers
First What should be the amount of
pure silver in a dDllar to make it worth
a dollar? or, in other words, how many
grains of pure silver should there be in
a silver dollar to make it worth a dollar
coined or uncoined f
It is claimed by some writers that
the gold in a gold dollar, is worth the
same coined or uncoined; or in other
words that its buiiion vaiue ia the tame
whether coined or not, and its purchas
ing power the same whether in coin or
"bullion." What I wish answered in
the above question ir. How manygrains
of pure silver should there be in a silver
dollar to give it the same purchasing
power as is claimed lor tne gcia aoiiar.
and to make it an "bluest dollar.
1. This question brings up the other
question of the intrinsic value of money
The idea that the intrinsic value of the
metal contained in a coin must be equal
to the denominational value of that
coin is about exploded. Our corre
spondents remarks after his first ques
tion ought to enlighten hint a little. The
"bullion value" of the gold in a gold
dollar is the same whether coin J or un
coined. This is true also of silver. But
the "money value" is not the saraeasthe
"bullion value," and the relative "pur
chas.ng power" of coius of the different
metals is determined by their "money,"
or "flat," or "legal" value. Hence the
number of grains contained in the sil
ver dollar when coined, though having
a "bullion value" of only about 87 cents,
will purchase the gold contained in the
gold dollar. If our friend wishes to
test the question of the purchasing
power of gold or silver, coined and un
coined, let him, after learning what he
can purchase with a live dollar gold
coin, or a silver dollar, place it on an
anvil and reduce it by a few hard
whacks to bullion, and then note what
he can purchase with it.
We have no jiarkct report of the pres
ent price of silver, but think it is worth
about 87 cents per ounce. Now add the
13 cents worth of silver to it, so that its
bullion cost should be that much more,
and coin the whole into a dollar, and it
will bo found that neither its purchas
ing power nor its dobt-paying power
have beeu increased an iota. But its
commodity value as bullion would have
beeu increased by 12 cents. The legal
debt-paying value of money is deter
mined by the legal tender value fixed
to It by law. Its purchasing power is
determined by the number of standard
units of value la circulation compared
with exchangeable wealth in other
words, supply and demand. The num
ber of grains contained in the standard
UDit does not affect tho purchasing
power only as the number of grains
contained may Bfl,?ct or control the
the number of standard units', or ihe
volume of money. The dollar contains
one hundred tents, the cents contain
ten mills. It the silver in the dollar
should be doubled it would only con
tain ono hundred cents. Cent is tto ab
breviation of the Latin wordai and
means tnt hundredth. The centhas been
coined, but the mill has not. Now it
dollar, meaning one huod cents, or
tile tei'ttt Wsnt IWaulng ono hundredth,
havo auy fixed Invariable meaning in
reference to intrinsic value. The in
trinsic metallic value of our gold and
silver coins might be doubled, and leave
the denominational value and the debt
paying value of the coius unchanged.
Miud. we sav "of tho coins' The bul-
Hon or export value of the money
would be doubled.
The government might, liko the
baker, make a fresh batch of dollars for
each day, and put in them each day the
daily bullion valuo of silver; but in so
doing the prime purpose of coin, viz: to
give stability to the value oi money, j
would be defeated and all values un
If the coinage of silver was free nd
unlimited, as is gold, it is obvious that
the bullion value of silver would be
practically the same as its coin value.
That hi 3711 grains pure silver would
be worth one coined dollar. That is,
the government would have fixed that
denominational value to 371 J grains of
silver, as it does now to 25.8 grains cf
gold, and that value would remain as
long as the law stood and the standard
remained unchanged. The government
to day fixes the price of gold. With
silver remonetized it would fix tho price
Our correspondent speaks of the pur
chasing power of silver buiiion "coined
or uncoined." Now nothing but money
possesses a purchasing power. Bullion
possesses an exchangable value, like
any other commodity. A person may
purchase a quantity oi goods at an
agreed on price, nothing being said
about money. Now, that purchase be
ing made a debt has been created which
may be discharged with any legal ten
der money, but not with any commod
ity. Hence money is said to have a
The term "honest dollar," as used by
our correspondent is a misnomer, and
cannot properly be used as relating
either to the material of which money
is composed or the intrinsic value of
that material. This is only another
form of words for a denial of the need
of intrinsic value in money. The bo
lierers in this theory are compelled to
deny that the greenback is money, or
that subsidiary coin is money. There is
no "dishonest dollar" in the country to
day, exospt the counterfeit dollar, un
less Uncle Sam's greenback, with only
35 per cent of gold back of it, is a dis
honest dollar. If one half of tho
amount of silver in the dollar was
made by la a dollar, it would be
an honest dollar, because the constitu
tion gives congress the power to "coin
money and regulate the value thereof."
The advocate of the single standard
assert that the silver dollar is a debased,
a clipped, a "dishonest" dollar. Since
when did it become dishonest? Investi
gation will show that the amount of pure
silver in out dollar of to-dag is tsatllg Ihe
same thai it has altrayt bet frtm it fint
toinage in J79i. Tho weight of the dol
lar was changed in 1837 from 419 grain'.
I to 412 J grains, but the change was madr
in the alloy and not in the silver, 8
grains of copper being taken from it. At
the present price of copper t'lere was
about eleven cents worth, or exactly one
pound avoirdupois in weight, taken
from every two thousand dollars. This
is the only change trade in our dollar,
excepting that made in 1873 4, when it
was fraudulently demonetized and its
coinage not provided for. So if it was
an honest dollar in 1789 it is an honest
dollar now. During our war years the
average value of the silver in the silver
dollar was about 8 per cent greater
than tbe value of the bullion in the gold
dollar. So at that time the gold dollar
must have been the dishonetit dollar.
The Laboratory For Investigating The
Infectious Diseases of Animals.
In tho summer of 1880 the Regents of
the State University inaugurated a de
partment having the above named pur
pose in view and placed it in charge of
Dr. Frank S. Billings, who worked
with such skill and diligence as to draw
the atteniion of -the whole civilized
world to our state and University. Not
withstanding this fact, through the ac
tions of many mistaken men, Dr. Bill
ing, was forced to resign and the work
was stepped just at the time that it be
gan to promise most satisfactory results
to the state. This was in .Tune 1889.
Since that time most of the great inves
tigators of Europe, particularly those of
Ceraany, have become directly inter
ested in the work done in Nebraska, and
have repeated the experiments with
germs sent to them by Dr. Billings, with
the result of continuing in all essential
respects the investigations of Dr. Bill
ings. Soon after the retirement of the
Doctor to Chicago the breeders of the
state as well as many intelligent farm
ers began to see that a mistake had
been made, and by electing Dr. Billings
to the presidency of the State Breeders
Association demonstrated their confi
dence in him, and last spring took steps
towards his recall, which took place the
It is known to many of our readers
that there was a bill before the late leg
islature, asking for funds to build a la
boratory at the State Farm for the pur
pose of investigating animal diseases,
t for some unknown reason this es
sentially agricultural measure failed to
pass, thus placiug the Investigators at
tho great disadvantage of having a part
of their work at the State Farm and a
part In the city, which causes an im
mense Ices of valuablo I imo, as well as
many important observations on the an
imals used for experimentation. Such
work as this being entirely out of place
in any building belonging to tho Uni
versity, Or even npoa Its grounds in tho
city, it became necessary for the Re
gents to hire a building, especially as
the advances of bcIbuco and the condi
tions of tho work demand much more
room than WtiGh In its infancy. A suit
fttiU building has been rented on 10th
and K stroets, Lincoln, ory near the
The farmers of the state should realize
that this department of tho University
is directly theirs; that they can observe
the work and see and judge of the re
sults; that they can direct and criticize
it. Realising this, and desiring to bring
tne work as much under the control of
those directly interested, the Regents
have wisely requested of the Breeders
Association a committee, which consists
of Messrs. J. B. Dinsmore of Sutton, C.
II. Walker of Surprise, and Mr. Whit
more of Valley, who are to exercise a
general supervision of the manner in
which the Laboratory is being conducted
aud to make suggestions either to the
Director (Dr. Billings) or to the Regents.
Thus, for the first time agriculturists
havo an active voice in the management
of one depaitment of tho Universitv
pertaining to agriculture. This is a
move in the right direction for which
the farmers have to thank Dr. Billings.
W hen in the building of the University
only two rooms were dovoted to tho
work, but it now requires fifteen rooms
besides the building at the farm used for
animals only. It is useless to describe
these rooms, for in order to understand
their various uses farmers should visit
the laboratory, where they will be shown
the germs of tho various diseases being
investigated and everything will be ex'
plained to them.
Tho corps of investigators consists of
Dr. Billings (to whom all letters should
be addressed) Dr. F. W. Bremer, late of
the University of Michigan, who is as
sistant, and Dr. F. G. Novy of that Uni
versity, who has been employed to do
the chemical work. As there were not
funds enough at command to tit up more
rooms here in. Lincoln, this was the
only practical way open. Of the work
to be done, the most important will be
the demonstration of inoculation against
swine plague, which will bo pushed for
all there is in it in order to get it into
general use as soon as pcssible. Aside
from this continued investigation will
bo made in other diseases of swine of
especial interest, being the peculiar pa
ralysis of the hind legs in young pigs
Lump-jaw in cattle will also be studied
ia order to open the market to such ani.
mals when not otherwise condemned.
Dr. Billings assorts this condemnation
I of lumpy jawed cattle to be a regular
robbery of the producers. There are
other diseases of live-stock, such as ' 'hot
torn diseaso" "corn stalk disease" and
hydrophobia, in fact any infectious dis
ease afflicting the animals of the state.
The inoculation is free to Nebraska
farme.-s as well as all investigations.
But to do good work our investigators
must uni me uuerai assistance oi me
farmers, who should notify them of all
outbursts of herd diseases on their ani
mals. In order to clear up some dis
puted points in swine plague Dr. Bill
ings desires to have notice of as many
outbursts as possible of any disease in
swine by which a considerable number
are diseased at one time and which ex
tends through the drove.
MR. KliGERTOX AXU TBE PUBLIC.
The nomination of J. W. Edgerton for
Supreme Judge is well received through
out tbe stale. That ho is pure and hon
orable and above reproach is conceded
by ill. That he is able and brilliant is
also conceded. That he is somewhat
young is spoken of. But let us not for
get that many of the most brilliant
statesmen and generals have achieved
their greatest triumphs when veryyoung.
Alexander was ju ,t turned of thirty
when he lamented there were no more
worlds to conquer. John Jay became
Chief Justice f tbe United States at the
age of 44, John Marshall at the age of
40. James Iredell, of North Carolina,
be -anie Associate Justice of the United
States Supreme Court at 39; Bushrod
Washington, of Virginia, at30; William
Johnson, of South Carolina, at 23; Jo
seph Story, of Massachusettes, at 32;
Benj. It. Curtis, of Massachusettes, at 41.
Our candidate, J. W. Edgerton, is 89
years old, having been born in Morgan
county, Ohio, of Quaker parents, in 1852.
So, instead of being young, he is older
than several of our most distinguished
United Slates Supreme Judges were
when they assumed tho ermine.
With eleven years' experience at the
bar, with honesty and integrity as the
corner stones of his templo, he will be
what the poople so urgently ned at the
present time, a tribune of the people.
ILLIX0IS OX DECK FUR ACTI0X.
August 13th, at Springfield, 111., the
farmers of that state met in convention
and organized the People's Independent
party. - Hitherto the only people' party
in that etate has been composed of the
industrial organizations. Theso were
"non-partisan," and have therefore
formed the battle ground of rival politi
cal organizations which were competing
for the non-partisan vote. But now the
farnje.-s and the farm societies of Illinois
have a party through which they can
voice the political aspirations which it
seems to have been the mission of cer
tain farmer societies to stille. Hon. H.
E. Taubeueck, chairman of the new ex
ecutive committee, said: "I have no use
tor a lot of reformers who can't reform.
hut propose to get it by working through
the Jd parties. I tell you a hen can lay
a feesh egg a good deal easier than she
can purify a rotten one. i That i3 the
principle we are working upon. These
men have got to cut loose from some
thing. They can't carry water on both
shoulders. ' Tho farmers' associations
were started as non-partisan organiza
tions, but they have been dragged into
politics. f Now we have organized a po
litical party. If a farmer belicres the
old parties give him tho reforms he de
sires let him vote their "tickets. We
don't want him. Farmers elected on
the old party tickets no sooner reach the
legislative hall than they are under con
trol of the caucus politicians. When it
comes to doing something for the farm
ers they fight worse than two cocks in a
brn yar4. We want to elect farmers
who will be for the farmers." ,
A state central committee. Consisting
of three members from each congres
sional district, was named. Its chair
man is Lester C. Hubbard, Chicago;
Secretary, H. E. Baldwin, Joliet; Treas
urer, J. D. Hess, Pittsfield.
The selection of Mr. Hubbard as
chairman assures the efficiency of the
D0XT GIVE AW A Y YOUR WHEAT.
There is a combinatioa z'i elevators
along the lines of Ihe railroads in this
state. In. eooiq cases as high as; thirty
elevators are controlled by one firm.
These men are robbing the farmers.
They are buying grain at from 20 to 25
cents per bushel less than they ought to
pay. Do not submit to this robbery.
Hold your grain if it is possible to do
so. If you must sell go to reliable re
ports of Chicago markets and base jour
sales on those reports, instead of ac
cepting tho lying statements of com
bined elevator men. Rye has been sold
at 30 to 35 cents per bushel, that was
worth- $1.00 on the Chicago markets.
Twenty cents, or twenty-two cents in
the extreme west of the state, over the
Chicago market is all that the elevator
men ought to have. If they ask more
than that they are asking more than
their share. A few farmers can com
bine and ship their own grain. The
roads are bound by law to furnish cars.
GEX. LEESE AXD THE "JOURXAl."
The Journal, of "hogs in the parlor"
fame, has already opened its mud bat
teries on Gen. Leese. This is exactly
what was expected. Ther3 is no need
of defending Gen. Leese against the
Journal. It will be observed that it will
not make any specific charge of any
wrong act by Mr. Leese, but its war
fare will be confined to sneaking
inuendo and low blackguard insinua
tionsjust exactly the warfare it has
been waging against J. Burrows for sev
eral years. After years of contemptible
abuse and insult the first specific charge
of wrong-doing is yet to be brought
agflinst Mr. Burrows. So it will be
with Gen. Leese. When tbe charge of
any single wrong act is made it will be
time to defend.
The Journal wages the warfare of the
skunk. It strives to contaminate its
enemies with its own vileness. It sur
rounds itself with such a stench that
to even approach it means defilement.
It employs for its dirty work an aggre
gation of little skunks. We named one
of them last week. The boss skunk of
the concern is the B. & M. R. R. Co.
As a matter of fact, the poverty of the
English language is such that the depth
of the contempt and detestation which
most men feel for that low-down con
cern cannot be expressed in it. Ima
gine an editor who is a mere hireling to
express from day to day the will of a
mere soulless machine, without honor,
conscience or self-respect a man who
for pay will turn slanderer and defamer
of character and you have exactly the
kind of man who will accept a position
on a corporation newspaper.
tyWbere th? old parties stop at
Business failures this year exceed
those of same tiire last year by 1,000.
C3T" The use the B. & M. Journal gasg
ought to be put to spread cut on some
barrea side bill as manure for white
a?Cat off their heads, and shake up
the platforms of the two old parties in a
hat, r.nd you cant tell tot her from
Ed. Sizer can't Ihj Clerk of the
District Court himself; but ixrhaps he
can transmit it to Harris ail in the
ElT"Be careful to strictly observe the
requirements of the Australian ballot
law. The courts are in the enemy's
hands, and technicalities will be used
CgFor thirty years the government
has been loaning money to bankers at
1 per cent. When it is asked to loan
to farmers at 2 per cent what a holy cry
of horror !
Gg-All tho issue between tho two old
parties for ten years has been to see
which could make the highest bid to the
money power without exciting the sus
picions of the voter.
C-Read the able speech of Arthur J.
Warwick, a colored man of Liucoln, in
this issue. The colored men of other
cities in Nebraska will do well to imi
tate the colored men of Lincoln.
The Journal's plaintive bleat ev
ery day is that crowds of independents
are being nominated for office. Well,
you didn't think the independents were
going to nominate railroad bums, did
Sammy Tilden's advice to chairman
of a democratic committee on resolu
tions: "Draft the resolutions as near like the
republican resolutions ay you can with
out wording them alike, so as not to
drive the -wealthy voters out of the
The insults "heaped upon Ex Senator
Van Wyck at Hastings by rowdy Bur
rows and his gang of a hundred or more
of his followers caused decent men to
cry "shame " Journal.
Well, well! Did Burrows have a hun
dred followers at Hastings? And was
there any decent men there besides brer
Ager, the B. & M. factotem?
Seriously, Van Wyck was treated like
a prince at Hastings, as was every one
else, and no one was insulted. This ef
fort of the corporation cappers to make
believe that the independents are di
vided into factions is extremely gauzy.
: . THOSE RES0LITI0XS.
Secretary Jones ha explained to r.s
how those fraudulent resolutions came
to be read, and we cheerfully exonerate
him from all blame in the matter.
uEFUTY LABOR C0MMISSI0XER.
Rev. L. P. Ludden, pastor of Grace
Lutheran Church, of this city, has besn
appointed deputy labor commissioner.
Mr. L. seems to bi quite a success as a
BSTSenator Maaderson says if th e re.
publicans will select "a goo honest
lawyer, perfectly free froir, lhe taM of
rl.poratwn affiliations, - they can elect
him supreme jure. Yes! They can
find him in Alaska, or the Fiji Islands.
PR0CLAXATI0X OF THE BAXXS.
"Let us join together and divide the
offices; 'or if we don't have a wedding
this year there vrill be two funerals
next year." If anyman knows why the
two old parties should not be joined
together, let him speak or forever after
hold his peace.
STATE ALLIAXCE EXECUTIVE
The State Alliance Executive Com
mittee held a session at Hastings on the
18th. Among other business, it ap
pointed a committee to examine the
books and min-es of the Secretary and
Treasurer and report upon the same.
So j ist to what extent money is being
stole at Lincoln will soon be made pub
lic. KILLED EVERY DAY.
Every day every day the "hog? in
the parlor Journal kills off the Alliance,
the independent party and Kern, Mc
Keighan, Burrows and the rest. Every
day it is buryiag the pieces. Every day
the Briarean heads bob up ready for
another killing. Every piece the Alli
ance is knocked into multiplies Alli
ances. The Journal is literally dripping
with gore but the stench of it boodle
record palls the sense and smells to
MATT MA UL X0TEXA CTL YAX IRISH
MAX. We were misinforned in regard to
the nativity of our genial candidate for
county commissioner. Instead of be
ing a native of the emerald Isle he is a
native of Prussia. This was our mis
take, and not Mr. Maul's. The fact is
he would pass for an Irishman, a
Prussian or a Yankee with equa. ease,
combining the best qualities of all three.
So there is no great harm done.
A correspondent asks us to publish a
copy of a charter as required by the
State of Nebraska to build and operate
Bailroad companies are chartered un
der the operation of general laws. The
charter consists in '.he filing of articles
of incorporation in compliance with the
provisions of those laws, and the certifi
cate of the Secretary of State that they
have been filed according to law. The
constitutional and legal provisions which
must be complied with are maay too
many for us to publish. But if there are
any special points of law upon which
our correspondent wants information,
we will be glad to assist him,
ISST YOCR SAME DESSISI
Hon. Frederick B. Beal, of Alma,
Harlan county, was nominated for
District Judge for the Tenth District, hy
the independents at Minden yesterday.
Neither John M. Ragan nor Judge
Gaslin were in it.
JXDEPEXDEXT STATE COMMITTEE.
The independent state committee was
admirably organized for this year when
J. V. Wolfe, of Lancaster, was ?.p
pointed chairman, and C. II. Pirtle, of
Saunders, secretary-treasurer. No bet
ter selection for either position could
have been made.
The headquarters of the committee
will be at the Lindell Hotel, Lincoln,
where it will havo commodious aud con
venient rooms on the first floor. Pre
parations are making for a hot cam
paign. IS IT IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE M0XEY
Let us see. By law the money power
appreciated the value of United States
bonds one-half, at the same time de
preciating the value of farm products
and labor. By law it increased the
value and burden of the national debt,
and decreased the value of our wheat.
By law it increased the power of the
dollar and decreased the price of pro
ducts and labor with which people buy
the dollar. By law it put dollars into
the pockets of the money loaner, and
took it out of the pocket's of the people.
By law it has divided the wealth of the
people, one-half to le3s than 300,000
millionaires, and the other half
remaining 61,000,000 people,
money cannot be made by law!
By an item in the Sunday Journal we
learn that somebody called "Brother
Dennis," who had a fractured rib, and
has been rusticating at tho Hot Springs,
says that "the lifo insurance brr.nsh of
the I. O. R. M. (independent order of
red men) will be ready to take policies
from all red men ia Lincoln; and Bro.
Dennis sr.ys that this company is thor
oughly reliable, and pays its policies
when due "at the drop of the hat."
This is all very nice; but it doesn't
tally with the fact that the lato council
man Archibald came to his death from
the result of an accident; that he held
an accident policy in the Hod Men for
$5,000, and that, though the cerjpany
has been notified, no settlement of the
case has beon offered, and no investiga
tion made, though Mr. Archibald has
been dead six or seven weeks. We advise
everybody to tight shy of the Red M'
until they settle this oase. "
A reporter of wag
WHthing down Jarnam street, Omaha,
just after the state convention, noticing
a bunch rj. men on one COrner, stopped
to se'-j What was going on. "Well,"
ar,id a big fat man in tho center whom
the reporter recognized as Bill Paxton,
the Nebraska politician who was taken
for a young baptist in Chicago last
month, and had his whiskers shaved off
before he knew it, "I do believe the
durned farmers will elect Edgerton, un
less we can strengthen our ranks won
derfully. Why, would yo'i believe it,
there is not enough democrats in some
of these counties to hold a county con
vention!" "What do you thin1: we had better
do?" said J. N. Cornish, a national bank
man. "I am so afraid that these farm,
ers are going to get the laboring mer. of
the city to nnderstand how we have
been robbing them; and if they should
once unite 1 am afraid they would stop
our scheme of loaning them money at
18 per cent that costs only 1 per cent.''
"Oh, my!" exclaimed Joe Barker, "do
you really think the working people of
the cities will catch on to that? Why, I
have contributed several hundred dol
lars to the fund to keep the labor organ
izations out of politics. And don't you
believe the agont told me they had a spy
in every labor organization in the city.
He sfiid that their men were in position
to keep every union and assembly out
of politics if they only had a little more
money. Why, I went around to the
other banks and made up several hun
dred dollars in a couple of hours. You
see we can afford to rather than let the
fools know their power. O m;'! O my!
I don't know what I would do if I should
have to work a little."
"Why," said A. P. Hopkins, "I am
quite a speaker, and I will have
to call a meeting of the labor
ing men and show them the
beauties of the gold standard; and show
them that these infernal farmers are all
cranks, and that they ad vocate repudia
tion, and want to get out of paying
their honest debts; that they want to
charge the city laborers a high price
for everything they raise. Yes, you
just call a meeting of the laboring men,
and I will turn them against the farm
ers, every one o them."
"That's a good scheme," said Jimmy
Boyd. "Do you think we could bring
i them back again so I would be elected
governor next year?"
"Yes, Jim," said Hopkins, "I will fix
it. We need some money right now,
and you start the fund. We will have
to hire halls, and get up some great en
tertainments, and make these people
believe we are working to make them
happy. Who will collect the fund?"
"I will," answered Ben Wood, the
big fat-bank man. .
"Now, see here," says Bill Paxton,
"you feller have been talking away
here for a long time, and none of you
know what you are talking about.
Why, men, the goose is cooked entirely.
You talk about raising a fund, and hav
ing Hopkins speak, and all this sort of
rot. Why, men, everybody is on to
your racket now. Yoa could not torn
the city working men against tho farm
ers. They know now that their inter
ests are the same. They are studying
now, and the more Hopkins would
speak the more harm he would do. It
would be just like the Bee. Yon see it
has been bullyragging the farmers and
worklngmen, and has made independ
ent votes every time it does it."
"Yes," said John L. Webster, the
lawyer who got5,000 for an opinion
written by his secretary on the eight
hour law, "you can do no -rood. You
bankers had just as well get ready to
take equal chances with the rest, for
now the people are on to your tricks.
But if any of you want an opinion on
any law, you know where my office is."
"Omy! O my!" says Joe, "do you
think we will ever have to work like
poor people?" "Yes," says a mechanic
standing by, "but it will be much better
for your health." Just then the band
played F'reedom Forever!
PLATFORM OF THE OLD PARTIES
WHEX THEY ARE MARRIED.
We, the demo-republicrats, announce
the good old doctrine that to the victor
belongs the spoils.
We favor an honest dollar and the
only honest dollar must be based, on
gold and U. S. bonds no fiat money in
We are in favor of a strong govern
ment. We favor a tariff for revenue with in
cidental protection to American labor.
All governments derive their author
ity from the consent of the rich, and the
rich are expected to look after the poor.
We are opposed to the free coinage of
silver for Mr. Cleveland and John
Sherman thiDk so.
We have the best monetary system in
the world, for it expands and contract
at our will, like an India rubber fly
We are opposed to free trade and in
favor of friendly barter.
We are opposed to the sub-treasury,
oi the government loaning money to
farmers on land security, for we should
bo driven out of the country to nego
tiate our loans; besides it would soon
furnish a revenue for government ex
penses without a necessity of resorting,
to a tariff, and that would deprive us of
an excuse for throwing the burdens of
tho government on to the consumer.
ROSE WATER THEXAXD XQV
Mr. Wilcox, in his Omaha Republr,
makes extracts fron the Bee in lf nit
at this time, showing the dimetricallv
opposite positions it tool'
1. ah: i . i
. in regard to
AiiiaucB ana '. t
then and now. e 8ays ..the duplicity
h l-Cr "jac(lonment of principle by
i 6 "-Tec should be sufficient to damn !t
. ... . .
.jrever in the eyes or all men who nave
a spark of honor in them," to which we;
say amen. .
OMAHA. AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
John Baumer, Et.q., Secret ry Omaha
Agricultural Society, will please accept
thanks for a complimentary ticket to
tho Annual Fair of that society, wh'ch
will be hold at Omaha Aug. 31st to Sept.
4ih, 1891. The reputation of these fairs
for superior excellence is such that they
need no commendation from us.
A WORD OF HONOR.
Stand up, Gov Thayer, J. E. Hill and C.
H. Gere, and Answer.
Isn't there a very strong fraternal ob
ligation taken by m6n who join the G.
A. R? Don't they have to pledge their
word of honor to stand faithfully by
their comrades in all things that are
Is an attack upon a comrade in good
standing in the order, like Bro. McCall,
based on an ex parte statement of a low
down railroad organ, fulfilling this sol
Stand up, Gov. Thayer, J. E. Hill and
C. H. Gere, and answer.
Have you violated your word ofhonor?
Have you violated your obligation to
Have you slandered an innocent com
rade without inquiring into his guilt?
We think you have.
Have you, Mr. Gere, had decency
enough to publish the evidence of his
innocence? We believe you have not.
REDUCED PRICE FOR THE AL
LIAXCE. See our advertisement of reduced
price for our paper, also for terms for
the campaign. Now is the time to be
A SAMPLE SLAXDER.
The Journal is in receipt of a unique
souvenir accompanied by the following
pointed circular letter which explains
itself: "Ord, Neb., August 8, 1891.
Herewith I present you with a sample
piece of the pretended flag displayed at
the celebration at Calamus, Valley
county, Neb., on July 4, of which so
much comment has been made by the
press (renerally throughout the state
and elsewhere. Respectfully yours, H.
Rowan." Mr. Rowan is a prominent
business man of Ord, a member of the
grand army post in that city, and has
been offering through the Ord papers a
cash reward of $5 for the flag above re
ferred to, in order that he might satisfy
himself and other grand army men as
to the character of flag it really was.
The language of his letter quoted aboye
indicates very plainly the conclusion he
has formed. State Journal.
We are prepared to prove that Mr. H.
Bowan is an unmitigated liar of ex
actly the same stuff as the Journal staff.
The celebrated Calamus flag is hanging
in our editorial office, exactly as it was
used in Valley county, no "sample
piece" whatever having beeu cut from
it. The low-down lying that has been
resorted to in thin matter ought to make
the devil blush. By the way, is'nt Ed
itor Gere a member of the G. A. R.,
and isn't he amenable to discipline for
slandering a brother member in good
standing, like Hon. D. McCall?
Swine raisers should thoughtfully pe
ruse ad. in this issue by Dr. Snediker,
of Emporia, for prevtntion and cure of
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