The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, September 17, 1891, Image 4
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, XER, THURSDAY,' SEPT. 17. 1891. Elje Jarmn' 2Uiiatur, Published Every Saturday by The Alliance PrBUsnrxo Ca Cor. lit and M Lincoln, Keb. J Brno . Editor J. H. Iufn Bualneas Manager "la the beaut j of the lillies Christ was born across the sea, - With a glory in his bosom That transfigures you and nw. Af he strove to make men holy Let us strive to make them free, Since God is tnarebinj on." Julia Ward Howe. Laurel crowns cleave to deserts, And power to him who power exerts." A ruddy drop of manly blood The surging sea outweighs." Emerson. "He who cannot reason is a fool, He who will not reason is a coward. He who dare not reason is a slave." TO CORRESPONDENTS. ' Address alt buslnesa cemmuukalions to at:: U.. Htiahlncr i AddreM matter lot publication to Editor Tanners' Alliance. . Articles written on both sides of the paper otvanot be used. Very long communications, a arulo cannot b men- Independent Peoples' Ticket. Independent State Ticket. 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Journal is publishing a lot of rot from stinkers who think they are republicans, Tbe tariff racket has beet hooted out of Ohio. The attempt to nationaliz it in Nebraska will be a dismal failure. The people prefer to talk about some tking that is of interest to them. An Uproar in tbe Re publican Gamp. ED. ROUt.ES WHITES A LETTER. Wants the Reptibs U Wait for Re-j water. Judge lbu Obtains the Letter and Hae It Published. Somebody Breaks His Word, but No body Complains. The sensation of the last week was the publication in tbe State Journal of Friday of a letter written by Hon. E. P. Roggen, of the lite office, to Johnny Watson, chairman of the republican state central committee. Tbe follow ing is the letter. Tbe italics are Mr. lioggen's: ' EDWARD 1". ROOOEN, MANAGES THE BEE BUREAU OF CLAIMS, Omaha, Neb. Omaha. Neb., Sept. 8, 1891. Hon. John C. Watson, Nebraska City, Neb. My Dear Watson: It looks now as though Cobb and Broady would be nom Inated respectively by tbe republicans and democrats this means, in my judg ment, tbe election of Edgerton beyond a doubt. How would it do fcr you to assume that a large number of republicans from all oner the slate had requested that the state conuention be postponed until October 7, and issue your order amtrdingly in tho meantime Rosewater could reach homo and between us all we could pick out a republican, nominate and elect him. As it stands now, it is very doubtful if tbe Bet will support Cobb, and my judgment is that the Bee can make or break the republican nominee. I do not want to be under stood ss speaking by authority when I presume what the Bee will, do, as I do not know what Mr. Rosewater will do, as all I do know personally is that he regards Cobb as being very weak at points where he should be strong. I put in the wnole of last week at Grand Island and was afforded an op portunity of studying the situation by nieetiuK umuy republicans as well as Alliance men the republicans, and I want to say that I met several old time machine men; all agree that there are sev eral verj large shed breakers ahead. If the republicans nominate the right kind of man Rosewater will support him, and with the llee to make tbe light we can raise &U tho money we need to elect our man, CTC8 t WS do not go out of Omaha for a dollar. If you allow the convention td meet at the stated time tyosey cannot be here, ud will npt reach home unif a wee afterwards. This will plac the cam nnlcrn he vend reach, and with nothing to boom it disaster will follow and next i year our name will be "pants." Rsey can reach Omaha by th6 80il, as he sails tbta 18tb ftoa Hamburg, 'jive this matter John wt Most seri ous consideration and oo if it Is not a !r.ii;r. No one Can certainly be damaged by tho move moreover it will result In much good, even if it docs not take the urn I suggest. It will not do to let everyone Into the secret gather n few of the meet loyelh er and make the play and all hellcan't pre vent her winning on every turn. Come up and see me and then let us make a little medicine over the matter. Sincerely yours, E. P, Rckkjen. The appearnce of the above letter caused great excitement in political cir cles. It genuinenens was questioned by some; though nn attack upon Judge Cobb, which was made Wednesday pre vious In the editorial columns of thence, seemed to indicate that the letter was genuino, as It proved to be. The means by which it got into print was also freely discussed, and all kinds of sur mises indulged in. This was fully ex plained by the following dispatch which appeared in the papers of Sunday morn ing. (Mr. C. S. Connor is the editor of the Nebraska City Press) COBB BROKE HIS PROMISE. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court , is Charged With Bad Faith. He Obtained the Roggen Letter on the Sacted Promisa That It Would be Strictly Private. And Deliberately Betrayed his Hosts. Nebraska City, Neb., Sept. 12. rSoecial.l In order to place Hon. John C Watson right in regard to the E. P. Koggun letter, 1 will say that last Wednesdny night Judge Amasa Cobb, Colonel W . L. Wilson, Judge Calhoun and Mr. Watson attended the Grand Army of the Republic reunion at Ne braska City, where Jodge Cobb and Mr. Watson spoke. Judge Cobb was the guest of Colonel Wilson, and at the solicitation of Mr. Watson the gontlenien went to his office after the parade to talk matters over in general. Mr. Watson invited me as editor of the Press to meot Judge Cobb.and while there Mr. Watson called me into an other room and showed me the letter, with tbe remark that it was rather rough on Cobb. While I was reading it Colonel W llson came into the room and he, lieing a warm personal friend of both Mr. Kog iren and Mr. Watson, was allowed to read it. After consultation it was decided that if Judge Cobb was allowed to see it he would take a tumble and not jeopardize the party's interest by Insisting on being a candidate. As Judge Calhoun was tben talking to Cobb, Colonel Wilson agreed to let him see the letter later on, and so he did. Cobb, after reading the letter asked if he could make a copy of it to show (iere and his personal mends. Colonel Wilson allowed Judge Cobb to do this upon the strict promise mat it wonld not be made public. The matter slipped Colonel Wilson's mind and wben Judge uodd went away he carried the original letter with him. Colonel Wilson supposed Cobb to be a gentleman and being the guest of Mr. Watson a ad himself he did not suppose that Cobb wo'jld betray his friends hile in their hcues. The matter slipped Mr. Watson's mind for the time being, but when he minced tbe letter be so tit for it and Col Wilson then reinemliered that Cjbb had carried it away. Cobb handed it to (iere and ranted it be made public in tbe hope that it would help his chances in tbe state as against uougias county. Colonel Wilson is decidedly angry at the betrayal by his guest and presumed friend. As for Mr Watson be pleads only the betrayal of bis confidence by a bosom friend. , C. S. Conxok. This is all very rich. It is very likely that when Watson save the letter to Cobb he knew it would be published When he made his fool break about the nomination of a governor the Bee was very severe upon him. This letter gave hiui a chance to get even, and we have no doubt he smiled audibly when hs lent the letter to a man whom be knew would make it public. Of course it was peaches for Gere. Ed. Roggen put bim out of aclerkship on the boodle board of transportation, and this was a line opportunity for a slap back. Tbe whole thing gives tbe public a poep into tbe inside workings of tbe ma chine called tbe g. o. p., which cannot fail to make an enormous accession to the independent ranks. It throws a lu rid glaio on Nebraska political methods. That the imposition to postpone the republican convention till Roscy's re turn was inspired by Rosey himself we have no doubt. Think of tbe gall of it. With all of tbe Rosey'j cry about "a pure candidate, free from any taint of corporation affiliations," his desire for purity only extends to bringing out an Omaha man who has a "bar'l." -With tho Bee to make the fight we can raise all the money we need to elect our man, even if we do not go out of Omaha for a dollar." Here's "purity" and "freedom from the taiut of corporate affiliation" with a vengeance. "Gather few of the select together and make the plan, and all hell ean't prevent her u inning at every turn.'" "The select!" People of Nebraska, how do you like that? Tbe rottenest combination of immoral forces ever brought together, embracing whisky, beer, the saloons, brothels, and gam bling dens just the organization that Roggen and Rosewater marshalled lust fall to elect Boyd and defeat prohibi tion! ''The select " It's a satire on poli tics and decent government. For tbe independents there is every comfort la this letter, and the revela tions that have followed it. Tbe last year's breach in the republican camp has changed its form. Then it was Rose water trying to organize tbe anti-monopoly element as a fighting force. Now it is Rosewater and Roggen, leading the wilJ8sy crhOila to secure a victory for an QmIj with a "bar'l." RcQ?e U oot 111 ik. Without Rosewa- ler's backing ho had lio strong in the I party. Rosewater is not backlog him. tie has no "bar'l." Rojewatef, uotm'.n standing the Bee's talk about purity.will be found supporting the corporation andidate the man who can "ralso a)l the money we need" in Omaha. Independents, stand by your candi dates and your guns. Hon. J. W. Ed gerton, God permitting, will be the next supreme judge elected In this state. ISTFRV1EW U1THCAPT.J. L. HILL F0R.YIXST THE CALAMUS FLIC, BUSINESS. Though Gere is known to be a monu mental liar our reporter, inter, iewed bim the other day whhout having him sworn. However, he thought it bast to swear Cap. Hill. So after Hill was duly sworn the interview began. Reporter. "Captain Hill, are you a member of the G. A. R.V" Capt. Hill. "Well, y-e s, I used to belong to a post down in Gage county; but I don't care much about'the con cern. There's lots of bad fellows in it, you know." R. When you join it do you take some sort of an oath to be faithful to your brothers?" H. "Y e s, I believe we do. But that's just aforruygu know. I suppose its about tbe same in the Alliance." R. "Well, don't you consider G. A. R. men under obligations to stand by members uutil they are proved guiltyof wrong?" 1L "O certainly, of course." R. "Youwouldn't coudemu a brother on a mere ex parte statement, then, would you?" H. "Of course not." R "Do you remember the Journal reporter coming to you about your bro ther McCall and the Calamus flag busi ness." II. "Oh, that Journal; Cap. Burrows knows I don't take much stock in that concern. 1 used to know Cap down in Gage county. He's a square fellow.'1 R "But you remember about Mc Call." H. "Well, y e s, I remember some thing about it. McCall is a very nice man, they say a good soldier and G A. R. man, and all that." R. "But didn't you say he ought to be expelled from the G. A. R ?" H. "Ob, you can't tell anythingabout what thai. Journal says." R. "Captain Hill, did you inquire in to the truth of the charges made against McCall before you said he ought to be expelled?" H. "What? Oh, McCall's a first-rate fellow. I saw him here in the Senate He looks like a first-class man." R. "Do you think that's a fair way of treating a comrade." II. "Uh, that tiere! He'll do any thing. Cap. Burrows knows I don't take any stock in him." R "But, Mr. Hill, what we'd like to know is what you think about that mat ter yourself." H. Well, now, I'll tell you, I'm pretty busy to-day. and I'll see you some other time. But McCall's all right, and Bur rows is all right, you bet. Good day. R. Good day." 0.YE IXbEPKXDEXT C0VXTY OFFICER. Last year the independents noralra ted, and by that act secured the election of Mr. Snell to the office of county at torney. The platform upon which Mr. Snell was elected demanded honest county government and a retrenchment of expenses in the interest of tbe tax pavers. Mr. Snell ha more than justi fied the confidence reposed ia him by the voters of this conoty. Up to the time of Mr. Snell's election, tbe county attorney had regularly appointed udeo uiy at a salary of $000 per year, with of course the incidental expenses inevita ble to an additional county office, which might amouut to $ '00 per yesr. Wben aked to appoint a deputy Mr. Snell in quired into the matter and found that there was no law authorizing one. In this item alone he has saved tbe county about 1 1000 during his term. At the same time it is seen that the republican county commissioners, with the aid and sanction of the republican county attor neys, have for years been approving an expenditure in this matter which is en tirely without the warrant of law. Another point where Mr. Snell has saved the county a large sum is as fol lows: Policemen receive a salary from tbe city. It has been their custom to charge the county fees in all cases of arrests for felony. In other words, they have been charging the county for doing a duty as policemen fer which they were paid" by the city a plain case of double pay. And the ring commissioners have been regularly allowing these charges. These costs anount to $5.00 or tC.OO in each case, and there may be fifty cases in a year. Mr. Snell stopped this busi ness, as the charge was entirely illegal. Tbe commissioners have also been paying coroner's juries and tbe fees of witnesses in Inquests, without authority of law. Most people will think that such fees should be paid; but if paid, there should be a law authorizing it, which there is not. Mr. Snell was un doubtedly right in requiring legal au thority before such bills are allowed. The ring commissioners have also been allowing special fees to the clerk of tho district court without authority of law, which probably amount in the aggregate tb $2,000 per year. There are now claims before the board amount ing to $500.00 which have not been acted upon. Mr. Snell has filed his opinion against these claims, stating the law to the board. Another contemptible steal has been allowed by the ring board, viz: double pay to tho jailer. Tnis official receives a regular allowance for boarding the prisoners, and has at the same time been allowed his coal bill. Probably the board would have allowed his gro cery and labor bill if he had made the claim. This allowance was stopped on Mr. Snell's informing the board that it was illegal. It will bo seen that in this one office Jhe independent incumbent will bavv saved the county in his term of twe years $5,000 or $6,000.' At the same rate, how much would t!i0 whole ticket j 1 - have saveai Tho simple fad 13 that the court house should bo cleaned out from cellar to gar ret. It has been a nest of thieves. By the connivance of public officials on the "you tickle me and I'll tickle you" prin ciple, the tax-payers of this county have been annually robbed of untold thou sands. The robbery will never cease so long as by political trickery a ring can control the offices. A QUESTION ABOUT INTEREST. Our able contemporary, Col. S. F Norton, of the Chicago Sentinel, slightly misapprehends our meaning in the fol lowing quotation from an ariticle on the sub-treasury. We said: "If money becomes so plenty that it could be boiTowed at less than govern ment rate, no man would mortgage his and to the government to get it." We infant by that simply that no man would borrow at a higher than the mar ket rate. We agree perfectly with Col. Norton that increase of money volume, making flush times, increases rate of interest by Increasing the demand for money for business ventures. But at the same the burden of interest is less in such times on account of the higher prices of tho products which men ex change for money, as Col. Norion states ONE HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR. A locomotive is being built for the Philadelphia and Reading railroad to run one hundred miles an hour. It is to have four cylinders instead of two the two extra ones to be set at an angle to the others to overcome the dead cen tre as well as to add to the speed. Who wants to ride behind it? By the time it is completed the air ship may al so be done. Then good bye locomotives, smas'i-ups, iron tracks, grades; rights of way, million dollar bridges, Pullman porters, etc., etc. Then every man can have his own shin m his back-yard, and every family can visit Europe every summer. The Oregon settler can call upon his wife's folks in Indiana between harvest and corn,husking. Armies will no longer be possible, as one dynamite bomb dropped from the sky could anni hilate a host. Protection will be effec tually done up and free trade rsgnant, as the air ship smuggler could laugh at collectors and inspectors. Taking ad vantage of air currents, two hundred miles an hour would be easy. Uncle Jerry Rusk must go to studying aerosta tics. It's part of the signal service. With the air ship completed and his rain coinpcller finished, Uncle Jerry can put on his spectacles and just travel around crop inspecting, and when a dry spot is found just let down a shower or two. The air ship and the rain compeller may develope great possibilities in the agri cultural Hue. ty Of course the Bee can repudiate Mr. Roggen. That's very easy. Has it discharged him from its humbug claim bureau? "Come up to the help of the Lord Against the Mighty." 'A successful state campaign cannot be run on wind. The state committee must have money. Send it along. Ev ery dollar entrusted to C. H. Firtle will not 0BI7 be honest'y expended, but will be put whera it will do the most good. There are nearly 800 independent candidate in this state. These are all intensely interested in the success of the state ticket. Every one of them should send at least $5.00 to the state committee. There are about SbO auxiliary mem bers of the national committee, being three in each county. These aro also equally interested in the success of the state ticket, and should collect at least $10 each for tbe state com nittee. This would make $13,000, which is only a moiety of what the roads and banks will expend to defeat Edgerton. Why, the bankers' association raised $40,000 sim ply to defeat the passage of one bill in tbe late legislature. Send along the money. If you expect the state committee to do good work give it the tools to do it with. THE AEa'YvKKSUXlXDTHE ALLI ANCE. The New York Sun is one of the most rabid haters of the Alliance. If the lat ter is to be the salvation of the demo cratic party it would seem as though the Sun would look upon it with 4 friend ly eye, instead of taking every oppor tunity to slash it. But instead it has kind words for its traditional enemy the lepubllcan party. Says tbe Sun: One of the most observed states In the Cnion Is Kansas as she emerges 1 rum the twlstillea lions of the Kaimors' Alliance, and It is worth noting that a correspondent or tbe Kansas City limes expresses theoplnfon that the man who will appear at the head of the Kam-as re publican party at its bollditlcation will be the Hon. (icorae T Anthony, elected Govcrnorof the State in 1ST8. Ingulls has not recovered from the blew of his defeat last winter. Sen ator Plumb exhibited far too tremulous and compromising a spirit while the Alliance wag fiourinii hot shut Into his party to Bene any onger as a lender; and with these two states men turned nside, Governor Anthony is ex pected at the front. Since wben has Kansas began to emerge from the "Alliance testifica tion?" Poor Anthony! If he waits for bis rejuvenatioa till the republican party' solidifies he will have plenty of time for study and recreation. t3gDid our readers ever stop to con sider for one moment the enormous sum of money the telephone company of this city is continually grinding out of the pockets of the people? Thereare about 700 telephones now in use. At $5 per month apiece, this would make $3,800 rer month, or $42,000 per year. Total cost of running is less than $700 per month, or $7t704 per year. The balance, $27,290, goes into the pockets of the company. Taking this into con sideration, who can doubt that the city should own and control the telephone lines j3 the city, besides putting their use down to a fair price. We could soon double the number not ln Ue- REPUBLICAN BLISTERS. Prescribed by Dr. E. P. Roggen. 'And my judgment 13 that the&ecan make or break the republican nominee." 'If the republican nominee is the right kind of a man Rosewater will sup port him." "If you allow the convention to meet at the stated time Rosey can't be here." ''Gather a few of the select together and make a play and hell can't prevent her winaing on every turn. Come up aud see me and then let us make a little medicine over the matter." "How would it do for you to assume that a large number of republicans from all over the state had requested that the state convention be postponed until October 7, arfd issue your orders accord ingly; in the meantime Rosewater could reach home, and between us all we could pick out a republican nominee and elect him." "I wt.nt to say that I met several old time machine men. All agree that there are several large sized breakers ahead." "With the Bee to make the fight we can raise all tho money we need to elect our man without going out of Omaha." "It will not do to let every one into the secret." THE PEOPLES TICKET IN MASSA CHUSETTS. . At a convention of the people's party in Boston on Monday, the 7th, the- fol lowing state ticket was nominated: Henry Winn, of Maiden, governor. William J. Shields, of Boston, lieu tenant governor. Joseph D. Cadle, of Westhekl, secre tary of state. Thonas A. Watson, of Braintree, treasurer and receiver-general. William O. Wakefield, of Lynn, audi tor. Israel W. Andrews, of Danvers, attorney-general. REMOVED TO INDIANAPOLIS. The next issue of the Non- Conformist, late of Wiufield, Kas , will be at India napolis, Ind. Tho style of tbe new fiim will be Vincent Bros' Publishing Co. One brother is added to the firm. The Vincents have done noble work in Kan sas. They will have a wider field in In diana, and there is no doubt that the Alliance work in that state will receive a great impetus from their advent. We wish them the grandest success. THE STATE FAIR. The harvest was grand. The weather was Splendid. Mr. Jensen did his level best. Gov. Furnas surpassed even him self. The counties twenty or thirty of them just threw themselves to . muke exhibits that not only beat the world, but which the world could not beat. All these things combined to make a fair which was the best that Nebraska has ever had. The press with one accord praise Messrs. Jensen and Furnas, and in fact the whole board, for their liberality and courtesy. See the complimentary no tices in siicb papers as the Farm, Field and Stockman, of Chicago. I2 People's tickets all over. Massa cbutts and Maine nominated last week. tjfT The Bee says Edgerton is strong enough candidate to beat Cobb. True enough. tF "When loguea fall out honest men come by their own." SeeEd.Rog tren's letter. tW The Bee is making a tight against Cobb's nomination. That settles it. Cobb will be nominated. XW The Rum, Roggen and Rosewater of last year is dunged this year to Rose water, Roggen and Roguery. Fob Scpkeme Ji dge a "pure" can didate, without a suspicion of corporate affiliation, and money enough to elect him without going out of Omaha. 3 Cheap money means high prices for farm products and high wages for labor. Dear money means low prices for farm products and starvation wages for labor. ZW Mr. Fassett, the republican nom inee for Governor of New York, comes out squarely against bossism in politics; and yet he is nothing more nor less than the supple tool and creature of Tom Piatt. tW New York's hospitality is indeed unbounded. The Sun names over the ac cessible resorts around the city, and says that the strangers in New York are as welcome to visit them as are New York ers themselves. Cheap cheer, sure enough. SW The Pennsylvania Farmer says the Alliance storm is gathering, and it is impossible to say whether it will be a squall or a cyclone. All the northeast ern states will soon join the procession, and it needs no prophet to foretell that the monopoly power will go down be fore it. No independent paper has yet said that Edgerton is an able lawyer. No one that knows him believes him quali fied for supreme judge. B. 4 M. Journal. That's another. This paper has re peatedly pronounced Mr. Edgerton an able lawyer, and no reputable lawjer of Omaha will duny that he is so. Eagle Alliance No. 21'J3 sends us some resolutions for publication in re gard to the action of another Alliance in admitting persons to membership. It is not proper to publish these resolu tions. The general public has no right to know about any differences in the Alliance. Such matters must be settled entirely within the Alliance. "Chf.uncey Depew and the Vander- bilts, it seems, had a narrow escape from being kidnapped by Turkish brig ands a few weeks ago." Chicago Tribune. The Tribune need not worry about its gold-bug pots; the rule of "honor among thieves" still prevails among the Turk ish brigands. Besides. Chauncey Depew and the Otter New York brigands can give their Turkish brethren points every time Chicago Senfinet. ..- tW Chicago promised j;,000,000 for the World's Faif,4am nr.t to ask for a dollar from congress "except for the building and exhibits of the government. A change has come o'er the spirit of its dream. In December it will move on congress for a loan of $5,000,000. By the way, will it be constitutional for the government to loan money to corpora tions? And what security can Chicago offer? The bonds of the government commissioners? A man who will sell six-year-old chil dren cigarettes is a satisfactory candi date for the position of hemp-stretcher at the nearest telegraph po.e. Omaha Bee. Oh, but hold on, friend Rosewater. Don't be a fanatic. Why don't you go to the man kindly, as you believe in do ing with prostitutes and rumsellers, any levy a tax on him "for the (ublfc good," and let him then pursue the even tenor of his way? But then, it is true, the cases are not parallel. There is not enough money in selling cigarettes to six-year-old children to warrant the dealer in buying newspaper columns at forty cents a line. This of course alters the case. Voice The latest estimate of the crops this year, sa's the Voice, as given in Henry Clews & Co.'s "Weekly Financial Re view," is as follows: Corn, 2,040,000, 000 bushels; wheat, 585,000,000 bushels; oats, 700,000,000 bushels; rye, 29,000,000 bushels. The Secretary of the Treasury last week isnued a statement of money "in circulation," which includes vast sums locked up as bank, reserves, and other large sums long since lost and de stroyed. The sum given is $1,500,007, 555. At the prices quoted in the New York Produce Exchange lost Saturday, the holders of the corn crop alone of the United States will realize almost as large a sum as the entire amount of money now in the country according to Secretary Eoster's figures. It is a great year for the farmers, and that moans a great year lor everybody. Very well. If prosperity for the farmers means prosperity for everybody, as it does, why not issue money on farming lands, asd give them the same chance we have given the men who own bonds. REV. M1NEIIART AT RED RIBBON HALL. On Sunday evening last Rev. J. F. Mmehart delivered a sermon at Red Ribbon Hall on the subject of "Chris tianity in it relation to labor and capi tal." It was a very able and interesting discourse. As we nball publish some extracts from it next week we forbear further notice at this time. The subject will be continued at the same place next Sunday evening, and we advise all to go and beat it. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SHIELD. In Russia the peasants are starving, eating grass, begging; while the Rus sian capitalists are hoarding grain for higher prices. The same would be true here under the same eonditions. COUNTY DEMOCRATS. The so-called democratic county con vention met last Tharsyay. It was a circus and no mistake. The language of the speakers was refined and elegant in the last degree, and the affectionate frankness with which the members of the two factions lavished endearing epi thets upon each other was delicious snd refreshing. We cannot repeat the en deari ng tltka. They would n't read well in this great immaculate family paper. The convention endorsed Mr. Tibbetts for district judge, in which it did a good thing. And it then adjourned to meet again oue week from next Saturday, wben it will have made up its mind what to do about the balance of the independ ent ticket. The only right thing to do is to en. dorse it. That is at this time the only way in which the county democracy can put itself on the side of good government and tbe people. Should it nominate candidates it will simply be asking men to act as stool pigeons for tbe republican ring nominees. There are no reputable men who will do this, and there is a very respectable portion of the democrats who do not wish to nominate disreputa ble ones. Aside from a number of honorable gentlemen who are really devoted to the old time principles cf democracy, the name democrat is a misnomer. There is a certain clique in this city of as cor rupt scoundrels as ever disgraced and aided to misrule a community. Some of them call themselves republicans and some call themselves democrats. But they are birds of one feather. Their merchandise consists of offices. Their counters have consisted of the votes of reasonably honest and altogether simple voters who have persisted in thinking that there was still some difference be tween republican and democrat, and have used the counters as this hybrid ring have planned. This ring is now trading on the, office of sheriff so as to elect tho republican nominee. There ia no man on the independent ticket more unexceptionable and more worthy of endorsement than Mr. Elfeldc. But we do not want the democrats to endorse part of our ticket to the exclu sion of part. This i not now a question of individuals or patronage. It is a question of principles and good govern ment. While it is possible some changes may happen in the make up of the ticket, none should be made as a bribe for democratic endorsement. THE ISSUE AND THE ALLIANCE LY OHIO. Both old parties entered the contest in Ohio with the intention of making the tariff the leading issue. The Farmers' Alliance has forced this issue aside and compelled those parties to accept and discuss tho real question, viz: finance. John Sherman has declared that this i the first issue in the campaign, and that, the friends ot honest Htoney must har monise their differences on the tariff and. present a united front on this question. Tho nioiiey question is to day the great and only important question be fore tho American people. That the Alliance is strong enough in Ohio, where the organization is new, to compel its discussion to the exclusion of the issue the old parties are anxious to discuss, argues well for its success. As far as the money question is concerned both old parties arc in the same boat both are under the domination of and toady ing to the money power. John Sher man relies on the blind votinsr of the past, on the bloody shirt principle and ignorant parly devotion. But be if counting without his host. The people aro studying finance, and they are learn ing the politics of the Shermans and Goulds, viz: loyalty to their own inter ests and the interests of their children. and their children's children. Sherman, will join In galls after the idesof Novem ber. HOUSE AND SENATE JOURNALS. We have received advance sheets of. tho House Journal of the 22nd session,. which has been in preparation by Chief Clerk E ric Johnson for some time past. This is the most perfect and complete Legislative Journal ever issued in Ne braska. The record of every member can bo learned from it. , It hai a com plete index referring to house rolls, sen ate files, concurrent resolutions and records of members, in addition to the general index. The Journal of the Senate, prepared by Secretary Plrtle, is of the same gen eral character. In tho past the Legisla tive Journals seem to have been com piled to obscure records and cover up information. These are in exactly the opposite direction, and signalize the ac cession of the independents to power, as well as reflect great credit upon tho of ficers who prepared them. THE ADAMS COUJfTY FAIR. The Adams Co. fair association an nounces some rare attractions for their fair which will be held at Hastings, Neb., on Oct. 6, 7, 8 and 9, 1891. The exhibits of county products will be worth going mies to see, and the entries for the speed ring5 promise some rare sport. We bespeak for them a good at tendance. A. H. Brown of tho Inde pendent is the secretary, Isac Boyd president. RUNAWAY ON O STREET. Mrs. Fowler Seriously Hurt. As Mrs. Fowler, of 831 K street, was- driving Wednesday morning with two lady friends on O- street, near the Elliott school house, the horse became frightened and started toiiun. A wheel of the carriage broke, causing an over turn, and throwing the ladies out. Mrs. Fowler was very seriously injured, hav ing her arm broken afld a severe gash cut in her chin and neck. The ladies were taken to Mrs. Fowler's residence. Subscribe for. Tax Auiaxck.