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THE FAKMEHS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN NEH. THUHSDAY, SE1T.. 8. 1891.
THE AUSTRALIAN BALLOT LAW.
Certificate of Nomination.
At tba suggestion of 3ro. N. W. Mil
ler, of Cambridge, we publish below
Section 3 and 4, of the Australian bal
lot law relating to certificate of nomi
nation. It will be obserred that this fa
a rerr important matter, and should re
ceive special attention by all political
committees: ' . f ;
Sec. 8. (Certi3cate of nomination.
All nominations made by such conven
tion, committee or primary meeting
shall bs certified as follow: The nerti.
ficate of uominatton, which shall be in
writing, shall contain the name of the
office for which each person is nomi
nated, the name and residence of each
person, and, if in a city, the street,
number of residence and place of busi
ness it any, and shall designate, in dot
more than b've words, the party or prin
ciple which such convention, committee
or primary meeting represents. It shall
be signed by the presiding officer and
secretary of such convention, com
mittee, or primary meeting, who shall
add to their tiinaturcs their respective
places of residence, and make oath be
fore an eflicer, qualified to alminister
the same, that the affiant were such
officers of such convention, committee,
or primary meeting, and that said certi
ficates and statements therein contained
are true to the best of their knowledge
and belief. A certificate that such oath
has been administered shall be made
and signed by the officer before whom
the same was taken, and attached to
such certificate of nomination. When
the nomination is made by a committee
the certificate of nomination shall also
contain a copy of the resolution passed
at the convention or primary meeting
which -authorized the ' committee to
make such nomination.
Sec. 4. fSame. Where filed. Certi
ficates of nomination of candidates for
offices to be tilled by the' voters of the
entire state, or any division or district
greater than a county, including candi
dates for congress, shall be filed with
the secretary of state, except an in
this section otherwise provided. Certi
ficates of nomination for all county,
township, ud precinct offices, includ
ing members of both branches of the
legislature, shall be tiled with the
county clerk of the respective counties
wherein the officers are to be elected,
and in case the legislative district from
which such candidate is to be elected
embraces more than one county, then,
ad in that case, the certificates shall
be file1 with the county clerk of each
oun' included In such district. Cer
tificates of nomination for judges of the
district court shall be filed with the
county clerk of each county embraced
in such judicial district. Certificates of
nomination for municipal officers shall
be filed with the clerks of the respec
tive municipal corporations wherein
the officers are to be elected.
AX APPEAL FOR HELP.
We would like to call the attention of
every independent voter to one matter
of vital importance. It is an old say
ing that what is everybody's business is
nobody's business. As independents we
have no men holding lucrative offices
to tto to for campaign funds. We have
no railroads or banks or other corpora
tions interested in our success, but the
combined money -power will make every
effort to compass our defeat. Now it is
evident that no committee, however effi
cient, can do effective work without
the necessary means. We are not lack
ing in men, but our lack if any is going
to be tor money to send our men out in
the campaign to instruct and enthuse
the people. Now let every one consider
himself appealed to to hunt up the mem
ber of the state central committee from
his county and make at least a small
contribution to the state fund, and he
will send it to Mr. Pirtle. the treasurer
of the state committee. Every one of
U3 feels and knows that every dollar
will be put where it will do the most
good. Don't let the committee have to
beg for funds. The chairman and sec
retary are giving their time gratis to
the work, and every independent can
well afford to send in at least a small
DOUGLAS COUNTY INDEPENDENT
The independents of Douglas county
held their judicial convention Saturday
afternoon, the 29th . All the counties in
the district, viz: Douglas, Sarpy, Burt
and Washington, were represented by
full delegations. The following named
gentlemen were nominated for judges,
viz: L. W. Osborne, T. B. Minahan,
Lee Estelle, A. M. Ferguson, G. A.
Magney, H. J. Davis and Frank Irvine.
The following' judicial committee
was appointed: D. Clem Deaver and J.
H. Taylor, of Douglas; Charles No wnes,
of Sarpy; Wm. Berry, of . Burt, and J.
C. Wright, of Washington. , . . . .
After tfee convention adjourned the
county central committee met and
elected an executive committee coin
posed of V. O. Strickler, James Kinney,
A. Miller, S. D. Ryerson and J. K. Me
Comber. The county convention will be held
on Saturday, September 12. The pri
maries will be held September 10.
The central oommitte passed a reso
lution asking Mr. Strickler to prepare a
careful explanation of the Australian
ballot law to be published in the news
papers of the state.
THE STATE FAIR.
The state fair will open at L'.ncoln
next Monday. This fair premises to be
the most successful and largest attended
of any ever held in the state. Secretary
Furnas has brought all of his unsur
passed ability and long experience to
make this fair a grand success. .The
grand crops of this year are making the
people happy, and they will take this
occasion to have a week s outing.
The headquarters of the State Alliance
during the fair will be in a building
just west of the Art hall, and opposite
the dinincr hall.
Dr. Billings will exhibit and explain
the work of the State Chemical Labor
Forty counties have reported and will
mase displays oi some &inu.
Monday is Labor day and Old Sol
diers' day, and addresses will be deliv
ered to the old soldiers by Mr. Sove
reign, of Iowa, and Hoc. R. Schilling,
of Milwaukee, Wis.
Farmers and Alliance men should
read the advertisement of Driskell &
Son, the independent carpenters, in
this issue, and remember them when
needing anything in their line.
The Douglas county fair Is opening
up nicely and prombtes to be the grand
est display ever made in this county.
Several Omaha people attended the
Labor Day celebration at Blair Monday
and reported a grand time. ' ' .
' All labor organizations of Omaha are
preparing for Labor Day September
the 7th. The woriingmen will turn
cut by the tho"n't nd the farmers
are comiu? 10.000 strong to join in the
procession. It is glorious to sea lueuij
I 1 i 1 ... M.Awlv...r than-!
go nana-m-flaim iu uvchuaw iugu
ir.e fcden Aiusee, me popular rewn
for the working people of Omaha,
opened up last Saturday, and your cor
respondent enjoyed a couple of hours
in the curiosity balls in the evening.
The? give a splendid show in addition
. T. M...:AntlAa ..11 ah itia itima
W VUllUOlblCO, Bit 1U1 uuu uiuiv.
Independent clubs are being organ
ized in every ward. The meetings are
being well attended, we are giau to
note that Omaha people are beginning
to think for themselves.
Sound Financial Facts and Doctrine
From Our Cmh Correspondent.
The whole cry of the Omaha bankers
now is the honest dollar. Ana tneir
tools, the fourth rate politicians, echo
it back. An honest dollar or measure
of value is not one made of gold or
based on gold, but one whose value re
mains the same from year to year. An
honest currency means an unfluctuating
currency, and as the value depends on
the volume the only possible way to
have an honest unfluctuating currency
is to have a fixed volume, a fixed num
ber of dollars, per capita. The amount
of money in the channels of trade would
then increase from year to year just as
population and wealth increasad. A
currency that is kept at par with gold
is necessarily a dishonest money, for
gold is constantly appreciating.
Jevons says: From 1809 to 1849 gold
rose in purchasing power 145 per cent.
This was a dishonest rise, and was
entirely ir. favor of the wealthy (cred
The bankers in effect argue that the
more we can appreciate our currency
the better will be our financial system.
They try to entirely ignere the great
ness of the money question, r.nd talk
tariff; but the education on the money
question is bringing it rapidly to the
front. It is plain to be seen now that
the leaders of both old parties are a
Hniton this great question, and they
both try to ignore it by the cry of honest
money. The once honest John Sher
man, (the man who will not go back to
tne senate irom uwj uiu lateijr ueeu
blowing about honest dollars, and all
the small fry have echoed it back. It
was he who once said that the green
backs were purposely depreciated dur
ing the war as much as possible so that
they would coma into the treasury
more treely for bonds. That means u
it means anything, so that the dealer in
money obligations might buy them up
at 50 cents and less on the dollar and
invest thera at par in bonds. lo
illustrate: With $50,000 in coin the
national banker bought $100,000 in
greenbacks and exchanged them at par
for a $100,000 government bond draw
ing six per cent - interest in coin (equal
to twelve per cent interest in green
backs, the kind of money the bond was
bought with) on the bonds, and equal to
twenty four Per cent in greenbacks on the
actual coin investment. The government
(the people) then took this bond on de-
V . . 1.1 1 1 1 1 . 4.
posit, ana auaouga paying iuu luwsieai.
on it as stated above, actually donated
the bondholder $90,000 of national cur
rency, an amount nearly double his
original (coin) investment, made re
ceivable (which means legal tender) for
all debts and dues to and from the gov
ernment except import duties and inter
est on the public debt. The notes the
then national Da iter kindly loaned
back to the people at ten per cent,
(when he could not extort more) which
was equal to eighteen per cent more on
his original investment, making a total
of forty-two percent per annum. In
consideration of the sacrifice the
national banker was thus making to
save the union the government paid his
iULCl'jab uuu jcai lu outauto in wm,
and also exempted him from taxation.
hese men who are today nowiing
about honest money entirely approve
of the above, and will give us more just
like it ll we should listen to tnem.
Away with their "honest money,
"sound healthy basi?," etc. Give us
$50 per capita legal tender and let the
EDITOR W. C. HOLDEN.
We are indebted to our friend W. C.
Holderi, the able editor of the Liberty
Bell, of' Kearney, for many very kind
expressions of confidence. We have
long known Mr. Holden as an uncom
promising advocate of the rights of the
people, and an enemy of all injustice
and tvranny. No man in this state has
made a harder fight against party tyr
anny ana corporate aggression man
Brother Holden. We can return his
kind words and wishes with interest
without overstepping the bounds of
truth. Long may he be spared to carry
the independent flag.
Man or Money. .
It looks as if the prime issue in poll
tics in this country will sooner or later
be "man or money." Then choose
which you will serve. If you believe in
Alliance principles you cannot vote for
the money power or for the candidates
of parties that upheld it. Industrial
people must stand on their own ground
and be true to their own interests. The
money power will need no prompting
in this respect. It will look out and
take care of itself. Industrialists must
do the same if thev would protect them
selves and survive the capitalistic de
pleting process now going on. National
It Begins to Look so.
The Chicago Herald says "it begins to
look as if a third paity does exist."
Thanks for small favors, though it
would have been a little more gracious
to have given it the recognition of its
own proper name, the people's party.
But never mind; it will come all right
in time. The ballot box will take care
of this. The potent influence of mil
lions of votes will tell on a name
Ttnk out for it.
Let the press keep its eyes open, and
"tall the truth." That is all that is
necessary. Fair play, is all the people's
party asks. Honor bright! With these
in front, it has no fears, and with these
it will not hesitate to take the risk that
lies before it. National Fiew.
J. T. H. 8 WIG A KT, EDITOR.
ThU Department will be edited for the ben'
lit of Mutual Insurance Com pun ir Uarouf b-
out the State.
The J-jncaster County Farmers'
Mutual Insurance Company completed
its organization on last Monday, and
elected officers as follows: President,
O. Hull, Greenwood; vice president,
Wm. Nelson, Bennett; secretary, J.
Y. M. Swigert, Lincoln; treasurer, J.
F. Ericson, Lincoln; and nine direc
tors as follows: J. G. NefT, Raymond;
Alfred Peterson, Davy; Wm. Brings,
West Lincoln; J. F. Bishop, Lincoln;
I. N. Leonard, Lincoln; J. A. Whit
lock. Bennett; Wm. Foster, Saltillo;
J. D. Shrader, Saltillo; J. G. Hall,
Bennett. All officers and directors
to serve until the annual meeting in
January. In addition to the above
named we have the following as sign
ers to the articles of incorporation:
J. A. McNabb, A F. Hall, Wm.
Masters, J. W. Musetter, W. F.
Wright, Henry Forrester, Mat Maul,
G. A. Sawyer, Charles Williams, and
A. F. Hitchcock. The above-named
gentlemen have signed contingent
applications for insurance to the
amount of $28,100 and there are
others who have signed contingent ap
plications to the amount of 16, 400.
Total contingent applications now on
file in the office of the secretary $44,
500. And as soon as we have $100,
000 written policies will be issued
therefor. Please lend a helping hand
by which you may be benefited your
self. THE BIG JUMBO LIE.
The Syndicate Fixing Up the Corners
The coal dealers are publishing in the
western papers that a coal famine can
not be averted on account of the
scarcity of cars. They tell us that all
the cars are being used to transport the
grain harvest east to market, and will
be used for that purpose for the next
six months, so that dealers cannot get
the cars to transport coal from the east
to the west.
The coal dealers ask the people of
the west to swallow a big jumbo lie! It
a train loaded with grain goes east the
cars must como back empty, unlesj
they load with coal.
Why not load up with coal instead of
hauling empty cars? Such a jumbo lie
to put up the price of coal on is pub
lished every year at the coming of the
first frost. A. P. Bukrus.
Shelbv, Neb., Aug. 24, 1801.
Editob Alliance: I have been
waiting to see "our (the women) col
umn" filled, but almost ' all the others
seem to be doing the same, and as I
think we ought to take advantage of
your most generous offer I will wait no
longer for seme one else.
Dear Sisters: I had a letter from one
of our leading W. C. T. U. women of
this state and she said, "I regard this
political revolution one of the grandest
signs of the times and now when new
opinions are being formed, political
economy being studied and everything
to stimulate thought is just the time to
identify ourselves with the move." We
of all classes of people surely need edu
cation. I read "that all movements became 5
success when the world was ready for
them," 1. e. wnen tne people are euuca-
ted to receive them, so let us doour parv
toward the educating process in the
cause of equal rights. Then with a
careful, studied use 01 our power rieip
in electing honest, sober, thinking men,
and then what may we not acconipiisnT
The W. C. T. U. is a great power for
good in the land, and when we have
attained our aim? we can then truly
think the "world hae been the better
for our having lived in it.''
Yours tor equality.
RESULT IN THE TENTH DISTRICT,
John M. Ragan Not In It.
The result in the Tenth judicial dis
trict was announced in only half of our
issue last ween. non. jjreoericK i.
Beal, of Alma, Harlan county, was
nominated for iudge. John M. Ragan
and Judge Gaslin had so little strength
that they withdrew from the contest.
Mr. Beal is a leading citizen and aoie
lawyer of Harlan county, ana will an
doubtedly be elected.
Don't be in a Hurry.
We learn that agents of the big mill
ers, eastern grain buyers, elevator men,
etc., are running through the country
telling uninformed farmers that on ac
count of the bountiful crops the price of
grain will be as low as it was two years
ago, and are buying all they can get
threshed, or even unthreshed, for Octo
ber. November or December delivery,
at prices below what it is worth. These
speculators are well informed oi the
European situation, and know that, al
though we are harvesting the biireest
crops ever known in the country, this
will be more tnan onsei Dy me snorcage
across the water. The shortage is so
great, coupled with the fact that there
is no old stock left over in this country,
that we are justified in the belief that
prices will be higher than at present,
rather tnan lower.
Russia, our most formidable competi
tor in the grain market, has not raised
enough to feed her own people. Frasce
is to a large extent snort ana nns re
pealed the duty on breadstuffs for one
year. Germany is short, also, and the
latest European news bring? the intelli
gence that ber ministers are contenamg
over the question of repealing the du
ties. All grain growing countries, ex
cept America, seem to be short. To
the United States all must look for a
This being the situation, there is no
sense in being in a hurry. We should
set the minimum price of wheat at SI
per bushel on the farm, and not sell a
bushel for less; corn, 60 cents; oats, 40
cents; other grains, and hogs and cattle
in like proportions. If we sell for less
the speculators will pocket the differ
ence. This Dromises to be the most prosper
ous year for fanners since the days of
"war prices." Let the farmer reap the
harvest, not the speculator. Farm,
Field and Stockman.
NEW SHOE STORE
THE BEST LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES IN THE CITY.
1015 O STREET. 1015.
W. O. T. U. RESTAURANT
Has Fairly Earned a
Good meals served in a quiet home-like manner with moderate
138 South 12th St
The Independent Party of this State has
entered upon the most
its history. Every agency and every slander
is to be combined against it.
Its friends should
selves ot every agency
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE
paper is the most powerful of those agencies.
Remember the grand work it has done, and do
not let the desperate attempts of the (monopo
ly gang to break it down succeed.
A great campaign work will be to put this
paper in the hands of men who will not take it
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Single Subscriptions one year. .$1 00.
Five Subscriptions, in one order v. .4 00.
Three Months..........:.. 26.
In Clubs of five and upward three mo's. . 20.
We will make no abatement from above terms.
Special Notice to
Special Editions with special accounts of
1 1-1! a A.
local DOiiucs anu county uuj&eiia, win ue iur-
nished at actual cost, if
tions of not less tnan 5,000.
More effective campaign work can be
done in this way for less expense than in any
other possible manner.
it you want to elect
ALLIANCE PUBLISHING 00.,
H. H. Perkins Mf'g Co., advertise a
reasonable article in our columns this
week. Their Boss Husker is one of the
best pins on the market and cannot fail
to please. Keaa tneir aa. ana sena ior
State Agent Hartley is in receipt of a
circular letter from the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railway concerning
the winter coal supply that is of import
ance. Parties wishing to order coal
should do so soon as possible.
Several fine stock farms of 1,000 acres
each in Lincoln county, for sale. Only
320 acres east of city for sale cheap.
5 and 40 acre tracts near Lincoln, for
sale or trade.
Land in Western Kansas and Ne
braska for sale or trade.
We want 60 acres east or southeast of
Room 1, 919 Ostreet.
Dry Goods, Carpets, Notions,
Shoes, Groceries, Etc.
;Largest Stock in the City.
Country Produce (butter and
eggs) taken ia exchange for
merchandise. - Our store is
headquarters for the farmers of
Lancaster County. 62tf
Crner I Oth and P StrMttv
First - class Patronage.
fail to please.
important campaign in
therefore avail them
m its support.
a 1 . ill t-.. XI.
shipped in bulk in edi
our ticnet roil in tne
DO YOU WANT AN EDUCATION?
TUITION, Hoard and Room rent In the
Fremont Nornal School mid llunlnesi
For the largest list of subscribers for Thc
Fakmkhb' Alliance at our olub rate of one
dollar a roar, received by January lBt, XWC,
we will give Tuition, Hoard and Koom
Rent for one Year in the Fremont Normal
School and Business Institute.
For the second largest '.1st reoeived by the
same date we will gi ve Tuition for One Year.
This offerof tuition includes the following
courses: Preparatory, Teachers, Elective,
Scientific, lasslo and Business course.
Terms in this school open as follows:
Fall term, September 1st; First Winter
term, cvtmbcrlO; Becond Winter term,
January 17; First Spring term, March 00;
Second Spring term, May 00; Bummer term,
' The cash value ef the first premium is One
Hundred and Eighty Dollar. Of the sec
ond premium Fifty Dollars.
The president of the Fremont Institute is
W. H. lemmons.
Subscriptions can be sent in at any time,
Vut persons intending to compete for the
premiums should notify us so that proper
credits can be given.
Sec advertisement of the Institution in an
JJRS. LEE Jt REBEKT,
SURGEONS AND THYSICIANS,
7-3m Slo South lr;th Street,
OMAHA. : : : : NEBRASKA,
"y O CROMWELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
8m Room 41 Richard's Block.
General practice. Lincoln, Nebraska
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Room 7 BilHngsly Block.
LINCOLN, : ; ; : NEBRASKA,
SnoW li lots Boit
If in Good Wbole ConQition.
V. CASH. HP GOODS.
A Few Spellers, Civil Government, Etc.
1120 O st , Lincoln, Neb
WRITE FOR PARTICULARS. TFLEPHONc 759.
Jobbers and Retailers.
May claim to be , .'
THE OEY ALLIANCE
But you're too well Dotted to be taken in by any moo talk m that.
You know that the old reliable lirm of W. R. BENNETT A CO., Omaha, has bnilt up.
a trade that extends all over the west, and is second to none 1 this part of
the country. Those who have traded with us know why our business is
ever on the increase. It's because we always do just exactly what
we say we'll do, and use every endeavor to make a person who is.
once a customer always customer. Everything sold by us is ful
, ly warranted to be exactly aa represented, and our cus
tomers know that Bennett's prices are the lowest.
Here are a few just as a sample.
Mule Matches, per box
Clothes pins, per doz
Largo bottle blue
Can of Star lye
Can Oil sardines , . . . .
Crackers per lb
Vanilla extract 08
Can Salmon ,...10
" Cove Oysters 10
Three sacks salt 10
Seven bars Fern Soap 25
Eight bars B. 1). soap 25
Humes" snaps., 01
1 hole mouse ;ap..... ....01
Nutmeg grater 01
Tacks per box 01
If you come to the city drop in and tee as; we'll make your call a pleasant onr
whether you want to buy anything or not. We want to make your acquaintance.
We find that nearly every time we make aa acquaintance we make a customer.
You can save'nnough on just a small bill of goods bought at Bennett's to pay .
good many miles of railroad fare. But if you can't come mail us your order. .
We sell nearly everything on earth, and If you don't know from your own ex
perience that all our prices are lower than any body else's just ask some of your
neighbors. Some of them are our customers and they're a better advertisement
than a newspaper. Send for our price list.
W. R.BENNETT CO.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
1508 to 1514 Capital Ave.
We Want 100 Farms
If you have farms in eastern Nebraska for sale or exchange list them.
with us. We also have a large list of
Come and see us or write us what
R E. NEWTON & CO.,
1013 0 Street,
And have the Wearing Qualities, go to
THE '-. EXPOSITION '-. SHOE '-. C0,r
. (Successors to J. Z. Briscoe.)
Who keep the Best of Everything al the Lowest Price.
EXPOSITION SHOE GO.,
CORNER N AND laTH STS.
One of the best improved fruit and
the C. K. & N. R. R. Si miles from station
sisting o! 820 acres; bearing orchard of 10 acres, blue grass pasture of 10 acres
fenced for hogs, SO acres of timothy and clover, 2,000 forest trees-, good frame
house wim ceuar, stone smoKe nouse ana ice nouse, nne blue grass lawns and'
drive-ways, with shade trees and stone walks, finely arranged barn 32x40 with
basement full size, furnished with water and feed ways, and capable of holding
14 head of horses, 3,000 bushels of grain, 80 tons of hay, carriage room, wort
shop, and grinding room, windmill and grinder. 3 wells and cistern, 200 acres on
the Little. Blue river in pasture, part seeded to blue grass with timber and ,
watered by the river and never failing springs, fenced with wire and hedge. '
This place has 840 rods of osage hedge in No. 1 shape. This is a rare chance to
get a well improved farm at a bargain. WiU sell all or 120 acres with improve
ments. Mijfht take 100 acres good western land in exchange.
1,000 acre ranch in Nuckolls county, Neb., cheav, and easy terms..
2,260 acre ranch in Howard county, Neb. .
800 acres improved lanrt in Harlan county, Neb.
240 acres near Pleasant Dale, Seward county.
City property, business and residence for sale and exchange.
Cattle, horses and hogs wanted in exchange for property. 320 acres clear to
exchange for city property.
If you want to buy, sell or exchange, call on or address,
O. PL. V.NDXJITIT,
Room 4, 1113 O street, Lincoln, Neb;
JOHN J. GILLILANI
Has bargains in lots near UNION COLLEGE, Lincoln's largest
denominational school. Houses and lots near the State House.
Other resident and busiaess lots in all parts of " Lincoln.
Have several Improved Farms very cheap. 480 acres at
$12.50 per acre. .
If you wish to buy, sell or trade come and see me. Can.
sometimes take livestock in part payment
Call upon or Address, , ; w-ia
John. J. Gillilan,
Room 7 Richards Block, LINCOLN, NEB.
Reed & Kelloggs...
Books and Stationery
STORE HI THE 1ST,
Stove Lid lifter OS
Currv comb OS
Fire Shovel 04
Rolling Pin 05
Stove PolisL, Rising Sun 05
Large strainer 05
Boy's knife 05
Wood-rim seive lft
Bottle Castor oil .05.
' Machine oil 05
" Vaseline 05.
Glycerine Soap 05.
Ammonia, pt. oottles. 08
Porous plasters 10
Box pills... 10"
Hoyt's cologne .20 .
Everything in this departmental bed'
rock prices. .
FDrnltDrB,Boots m Siiobs, EtL
for Rent Immediately.
western land for trade. ,
J. H. MITCHELL, Manager;
stock farms in Thayer county, located or
and 6 miles from the county seat, cob-
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