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THE FARM EHi? ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB.. THURSDAY, OCT. 8,1891.
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rahnebed In? Bettwdaj by
TTmt Aixuncx PiriJLismxa Co.
Oar. lltk Md M Bul, Llomla. Keb.
la the beuitj of the liBies
Christ ras born across the sea,
With a glory in bis bosom
"That transfigures you and me.
Xm be strove to make men holy
Let as atriYe to make them free.
Since God is marching on."
"Laurel crowns cleave to deserts.
And power to him who power exerts.'
"A ruddy drop of manly blood
The surging sea outweighs."
He who cannot reason is a fool.
He who will not reason U a coward,
lie who dare not reason Is a slave."
bii bueJneM communications to
Bum lor pwtwm -
ArUo" written on both side of the paper
eaaaot be need. Very ions communications,
aaanriu not be used.
published wkiiit at
CORNER 11TH AND M STREETS,
J. BURROWS, Editor.
J. 1L THOMPSON. Business Ma'&T.
Tse Smt alliance Weekly ana the leaslne
laatawteenl Papar o( ths State,
SEVEN COLUMN QUARTO.
t trill always b found on the side of the
ai pie and wholly devoted te the advocacy of
aafena prinoiplee la state and nation.
IT IS YOUR PAPER.
tErlETE II EVERY DEPARTMENT.
BaheorlpUon, 91.00 per annum, Invariably
3a advance. Five annual subscription! S4.0U.
OUR BOOK LIST.
The beet reform literature obtainable can
1w bad toy ordering- any of these booki,
Tbe Hallway Prohltm (new) 8tlokney.... 0
loklna Backward, Uttllamy , M
Sr Huuet,(new) Donnelly 60
Camera w lumn, M
A Kentucky Colonel. Heed 50
Driven from Re to Sea. Post, W
A Tramp In Society, Oowdrey 60
Stichard't Crown. Ww ,.,,.,,,.
Ureal Hed Dragon. Woolfolk Ml
Brtre'i Financial Catechism. Brloe AO
Money Monopoly, Maker as
Labor and Caplial, Kellogw 85
Maarro and John ribcrman, Mrs, Todd .. Vt
' Seven Financial Conspiracies.... Wots. 1
3e Hamard Circular, Heath.. ..10" 25
HaMea and Bread, Homer 10" j
Otrr Republican Monarohy, Voldo X'
Alliance and Labor Songster Km, perdoi I 10
Jlew Music edl'n, paper ooYerKj. " !(r
Taa At.t.iAKCa one year and any
Hot. book on our Hat for SI aft.
Same and any toot, book on our liit for f 1.10.
Address all order and make all remltt-
THK ALLIANCE PUBLISHING CO.
Independent Peoples' Ticket
Independent State Ticket.
For Associate Justice of Supreme Court,
JOSEPH W. EDGERTON,
For BegenU of the University
A. D'ALLEMAND. of Furnas Co.
" E. A. UADLEY, of Greoloy Co.
Independent County Ticket.
Tor Dist rict Judges
A. S. TIBBETTS,
s OLIVER V. CROMWELL.
For County Treasurer
O. HULL, Mill Precinct.
WM. F. ELFELDT, Buda.
For Clerk of District Court
ELI A3 BAKER, of Lincoln.
For County Clerk
; WM. S. DEMAREE, ,
For County Superintendent
Prof. H. S. BOWERS, Lincoln.
For County Commissioner
LitUe 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.
IL C. PALMER.
A. J. WARWICK.
AsBeasors, Flrstward, Wheatley Mick
tdwaite; Second ward. C. U. Waite
Third ward, JohnCurrie; Fourth ward,
. K. Kemp; Fifth ward. H. L. Klock
Sixth ward, C. Marshal; Seventh ward,
Chm'n State Central Com.
Sec'y State Central Com,
HEADQUARTERS OF STATE CEN
TRAL COMMITTEE. LINDELL
Lancaster County Central Committee.
W. F. WRIGHT. Chairman.
S. S. JONES. Secretary.
far The able article on our editorial
.page of this issue on the silver coinage
joeetioa is from the pen of Mr. Alfred
dark, formerly editor of the Chicago
Xipretx. We ask a careful reading of
the article. Mr. Clark wields a trench
ant pea. We shall continue to publish
facta and arguments on this question;
which we invite'ths Journal to answer,
laataarl of continuing its disgusting aud
afeauedatioales scurrility against the
eWUtsr of this paper.
GT"Tbo railroad ring papers are now
abusing Judge Edgerton as a man
Jgaoraat of law. When elected to the
swpneM beech, as he certainly will be,
will be be so ignorant as to requite
tkros or four months to decide whether
a bosfus sToveroor is or is not a
41 th United States?
THE FREE PASS I7LLAIXY.
We republish below from our last
week's issue a list of some of the mendi
cants who are pensioners on the bounty
of the B. 4 M. railroad company. We
do not wUb our readers to suppose that
this list is at all complete. It is not.
The Governor is not in it The Judges
of the Supreme Court are not in it.
Only part of the judges of our district
courts are In it. Only a part of eur
slate officers are in it. A complete offi
cial list ought to be made and publicly
posted, so that the people might know
just how far the benevolence of that
great and good corporation, the B. 4 M.
railroad company, extends. Below is
the list as we have it:
F. M. Hall,
C. C. Burr,
C. W. Tierce.
J. L. Caldwell.
C. J. Dawback,
D. O. Courtney,
C. W. Mosher,
Ed. R. Sizer,
J. D. McFarland,
W. J. Houston,
A. G. Hastings,
R. B. Graham,
N. C. Abbott,
I. M. Raymond,
H. D. Hathaway,
C. H. Gere,
John B. Wright.
W. E. Stewart,
R. E. Moore,
L. C. Pace,
The following candidates on the re
publican ticket hold annual passes on
the B, & M. R. R.:
Allen W. Field, judge.
C. L. Hall, judge.
Sam McClay, sheriff.
. W. Lansing, county judge.
W. Burnbam, county treasurer.
Mr. Chandler, a republican senator
from New Hampshire, has been making
some marvelous revelations in relation
to this free pass corruption in his state.
We do not mention it because we hare
to go out of this state for that sort of
corruption, but because Mr. Chandler is
very eminent republican authority.
His present exposure of railroad and po
litical rottenness is not made from any
qualms of conscience, but because the
other fellow got ahead of him, and it
only illustrates the ndagu, that "when
rogues full out honest men come by their
own." Mr. Chandler says that "the
sta'e of New Hampshire is now porsassed
by two railroad systems," and adds that
railroad passes and railroad money
dominate the stnte, and the governor,
councillors, senators and representa
tives are the mere agents In their ollicea
of the two great railroads." Substitute
Nebraska for New Hampshire and the
statement would be true, with tho ex-
option of a portion cf the members of
tho lust legislature.
Jay Gould's testimony that "in a dem
ocratic district I am a democrat, In a
republican district a republican, but I
am an Erlo man all the time" Is finely
illustrated iu the New Hampshire case
as stated by Senator Chandler. He Bays:
Tho'oarvclorthoiltuatlon la that dotno-
erailo bcm- coiurol!lnr the New Humpuhdo
raiirtwuB arc atiuweu to uiuime me pouuy atia
name the candidate! of the renubiluan uartv.
'1 htilr republican employee, paid oy passes and
money, coutrul the caucuses and the conven
tions of the republican party, and their tools
uecouie us nomiuecs.
The above from a United States Sona-1
tor as an indictmcut of his own party.
is sufficiently startling. It strikingly
illustrates what we have so unceasingly
reiterated for a long Unto pat, that the
contest now going on is not betweeu the
old part'ea, but between a powerful in
terest which is using those parties for
its tool on the ono hand, and the people
on the other. Mr. Chandler goes on:
All lawyers ride free. The editors and news
paper inanairei s ride free. Ministers ride tree
oral specint rates. Xhe frovrrnor rides tree.
his council ritie ireo. ah onioers at the state
house ride free. The members of tho li'irmlH
ture all ride t ree, not only during the session,
but during; the rest of the year. County, city
and town ulliuers ilt'e free. Tho wives and
children of most of the t ree Thiers also ride
tree, corruption by free passes and mlleaire
tickets Is alinoet universal. jfi
any peison, high or low. rich or poor. Is heard
to make vigorous protest hrhIiibi. any railroad
wrontr, he Is approached by some rca.ly emis
sary of the rouus aud quieted by a tree pats.
Mr. Holdrcgo admitted to the writer
that the free travel of. the B. & M.
amounted to 10 per cent of the whole.
The cost of supervision of this business
will be equal to 5 per cent more, Hence,
if the free list was discontinued (ho pas
senger trallic could be conducted for 15
per cent less than at present without
impairing the receipts of the companies.
In other words, the general public is
paying 15 per cent additional for its
passenger traffic in order that the fa
vored few may ride free.
Theoretically all citizens have equal
rights under the law. Railroads are
public institutions established for the
equal service of all citizens. Do they
not become agencies of the grossest in
equality when the millionaire banker,
the well-to-do lawyer, the politician,
merchant and office holder can with
their families be transported free in
palace cars, while Jones the carpenter
and Brown tho utone-mason must pay
full faro or walk? Do these corpora
tions expect that Brown and Jones,
earning their money by hard days' work,
will continue to submit to see Field and
Hall and Mosher and Whedon, and all
the rest, ride over their necks and spend
their money, when they can find redref s
in agitation and voting? Can't these
corporations see that Brown and Jones
and Smith can't fail to believe that this
free riding by the Hathaways, and Geres
and Melicks and Burrs, on roads estab
lished by law for the equal service of
all is no better than stealing? Do these
corporations expect to buy their laws,
their judicial decisions, thtir political
influence, "their business support and
prestige, of these judges and lawyers
and merchants and editors and politi
cians, and pay for them out of the pock
ets of Smith and Brown and Jones, and
have the la ter submit like dumb brutes
and make no reprisals? You corpora
tion capping fools, is your vision so nar
row that you cannot see that good crops
have nothing to do with this question,
and that so long as unjust social inequali
ty exists and increases so long will dis
content also Increase? And can you
not alo see that as this discontent is
based on just demands is caused by the
grossest injustice and that as it is the
demand of the many for inalienable
right against special privileges for the
fees that in the long run you mutt go down
before 7? We warn you row that yon
may hedge and palter as you will, train
yourPinkertona, build your draw bridge
arse cala control the courts, corrupt the
senates and poiaor the press, still a holv
aitar fire is lighted that you not only
cannot quench, but that is bound to
spread into a raging conflagration that
will scorch you and your illcgitia ate
philosophy of privilege to cinders and
THE TF.V.SESSKE COAHCIS.
The promise of the Governor cf Ten
nesee that the grievances of the miners
should be redressed, and the convict
system lie reformed, remains unfulfilled.
The rings and rascals got in there
work, the same as they did in Nebraska
last winter, and the penal mines of Ten
nessee, in which human beings are
woiked like slaves for the profit of po
litical bosses, remains a blot upon nine
teenth century civilization. Under this
villainous convict lease system men are
let out to hire at rates so reduced that
free labor can rot compete with it, not
for the benefit of '.be state or tax payers
but to enrich private capitalists. The
system is iden.ical with that in vogue in
this state, and our convicts are not
worked in mines only because we have
no nines to work themln. Under this
system in the south prisoners have been
leased, by means of political influence,
to irresponsible parties.aod encountered
a fate worse than slavery, hurtful alike
to public policy and public morals, and
destructive of all that was humane and
God like among men. Under this sys
tem the free miners of Tonuosee were
being driven to starvation. But the
grievance of the free workers in the
shops and factories of the north is just
as real, in a business poiut ot view, as
that of the Teanesee miners. The
competition of convict labor is the same,
whether employed in shops within prison
walls, or in mines under overseers.
The northern system may be more hu
mane thar. th6 southern; but in an eco
nmilo point of view this would only in
tensify the competition as labor well
housed and fed will produce more at less
cost than labor exposed to the elements
and brutally treated. The wealthy
rogues who are tho real authors of these
systems, who bribe committees and stille
investigations, are not only the enemies
of the working men, bi:, of society as
well, and Rociety should not hesitate to
put its foot on their necks if that is ne
cessary to destroy the system they are
maintaining. As long as that system
lasts it will thrust Itself into legislation
and morality, corrupting law, deiiliug
religion, and perverting justice.
In one vital point our whole prison
system is deplorably at fault. Wheu a
convict is immured his dependent rela
tives are deprived of his support, and
his earnings turned over by the state to
some prison labor contractor. Thus by
tho very act of depriving a family of its
support criminals are created a help
less mother left to die of despair, girls
to grow up in sin, boys to grow up
thieves. It Is the business of philanthro
pists and statesmen to find a remedy
for this evil. Tho produce of the labor
of convicts, instead of being turned over
to swell the prolits of the heartless con
tractors who corrupt legislatures, should
be turned into a fund lirst to help the
holpless families of convicts, and secoud
to give the convict a start wheu ho is
turatd from the doors of tho penitenti
ary. Now, after being immured years,
ho is turned loose upon society iu tho
very clothes In which he entered his cell,
without a dollar iu his pocket, and often
without any resource for a livelihood.
Iu many cases he who wan only part a
criminal when convicted is mado a con-
lirmed criminal by tho state, and turned
from tho state's penal institution to be
gin a relentless war upou society. Is it
tho best that modern christian society
can do to maintain institutions for tho
enslavement of conviots and tho manu
facture of nioro convicts? In reforming
these institutions in this direction t!ie
grievance of honest labor against con
vict labor would be removed. The out
side laborer could not and would not
complain of prison competition if the
fruit of i he labor of the prisoner went to
the support ol his laiml y, and not to les
sen the taxes of the rbh or swell the
prolits of capital. This subject should
be agitated until the public conscience
is aroused in regard to it.
U. O. ARM I TAG E AXD MR. BURROWS.
Mr. Armititgo senior rakes up some
old matters in relation to the establish
ment of The Alliance newspaper by
his son, and makes statements injurious
to Mr. Burrows. Mr. H. G. Armitage
is dead. When this matter was dis
cussed before we had no unkind word
for him. We shall be very loth t utter
one now. But if Mr. Armitage senior
forces us to do it we can give some very
cogent reasons why we could not take
any financial share in any enterprise
wlih Mr. H. G. Armitage. That gen
tleman had every opportunity to make
The Alliance a success that Mr. Bur
rows had. The secretary moved his
onice to the city ana made the paper
his organ, and a business bouse ws
established here. But notwithstanding
these facts the paper in Mr. Armit&ge's
hands was a .otal failure, under ex
actly the same conditions in Mr.
Burrows' hands it was a success.
There is more to be said which we
forbear to say. But if Mr. Armitage
senior and the B. if .V. Journal push us
we may say it. it will not be pleasant
tor Air. Armitage to near.
If Mr. Johnson, one of the lickspitt'e
corporation capping secretaries of the
railroad concern 'at ihe state house,
wants some correct information about
Alliance finances, and Mr. Burrows'
connection with the same, he can obtain
it by calling upon the latter gentleman,
or upon Mr. Thompson, Secretary of
the State Alliance. And we give the
aforesaid Johnson onto warning now
that he had better be very careful about
publishing information that is not cor-
'OXE IjOLUR AS GUOD
The pagan worshippers of an imag
inary gold supply, and bribed panderers
to the gold bug philosophy, from Presi
dent Harrison down to the lowest
acribber, delight to say that they want
"every dollar in circulation to be as
good as any other dollar."
Yet these hirelings of the money
power are the very men who have in
trigued asd lrgiolated since 1S63 to pre
vent the bulk of dollars being as good
as any other dollars. The entire drift
of legislation since that date has been
to make artificial and useless demands
for gold, and to cegrade silver and
legal tender paper.
They dare not allow free coinage of
silver because they know that the value
of silver bullion would rise on the
market and make the pure silver in a
legal standard silver dollar equal to the
pure gold in a legal standard gold dol
lar. Silver was at a premium, temporarily
of course, over gold that is the pure
silver in a standard dollar would sell
in the markets anywhere, for more
than enough gold to make a legal
standard gold dollar when the conspir
ators struck silver down by the law of
demonetization. Since that time, silver
has been kept partially demonetized for
the sole purpce of keeping it low in
price on the markets.
They strike it down by law and keep
it down by law, and then curse it for
being down, and blab and babble about
their earnest desire to make "every
dollar as good as any other dollar."
Free coinage of silver would make an
iucre&svd demand for that commodity,
just as refusal to coin gold free would
reduce demand for that ommcdity.
Increased demand results iu advance
in price with all commodities, the
world over. Hence the converse of the
proposition must be true. The fact
that silver bullion tell in price simul
taneously with demonetization, not be
fore demonetization, and has remained
low in price ever since, is positive con
firmation of the general principle.
The sophism that demand for free
coinage is a class favoritism ia behalf
of mine owners, is a false position. It
is a demand that the natural and just
rights of the victimized silver mine
owners be restored.
The statement that we "should be
come the dumping ground for the silver
of the world," has no foundation in
truth. Mr. Leach, director of United
States mints, ri an argument published
in tha Xorth American Review, a few
months since, especially designed to
support the single gold money theory,
admits that in only two countries of the
world, Mexico and Japau, can so little
gold be obtained for tho ounce of silver
as in the United Stales. He gives
tables to prove this, which are reliable
Since the chief nations of the earth
get more gold for tho ounce of silver
by keeping it at home, why should they
"dump" their silver hero for market
where they would get less? The pagan
gold worshippers fail t6 tell us, but con
tinue to harp about tho danger of
If Mexico and Japan want to dump
hore let them dump. A largo and often
major portion would find a forced
market abroad in bullion to pay for
South American and East Iudia goods
whore silver is always preferred, or a
market to European countries whose
merchants are obliged to pay in silver
for teas, coffees, spices and like indis
pensable supplies, and who are obliged
to buy silver from silver producing
countries like the United States aud
Mexico, and to pay tbo market rate
here and cost of transportation added.
Let it be repeated: When silver is
once safely lauded in England, France
or Germany, costing a higher rate than
here, why should they dump their silver
The wholo befogging sophistry of
gold-bug hirelings, centres round the
one villainous scheme, namely, to keep
tho supply of mouey for business pur
poses as low as possible, thus keeping
prices of all proper! y as low as possible,
except money and notes, bonds and
mortgages demanding money.
As labor and property and all pro
ducts of labor and property shrink,
debts increase in value relatively p.nd in
like proportion iu favor of the creditor
class. Legislation tending thu3 to
change the relations between the pos
sessions of tho debtor and of the cred
itor, is a process of giving wealth to a
favored class. Good money, honest
money, "one dollar as good as any
other dollar," uniform currency and all
the rest is just what that favored class
do not want, and what the people, the
debtor class, do want. The cry cf the
gold bugs for all these things is the old
fake. The biggest thief cries "stop
thief" the loudest.
0RGAXIZE FOR POLITICAL ACTI0X.
There are a great many different
motives for the organization of different
interests, but it seems absurd to under
take to organize labor to relieve itself
from the oppression and domination of
capitalism by any other means thaa
political action. The K. of L. Journal,
speaking of this subject in a recent
article, says that there is no permanent
good to be gained by opposing organ
ized labor to organized capitalism and
capitalism is well organized all along
the line now unless labor can bring
into the field more effective weapons
than are at tho command of its enemies.
What is the weapon with which the
battle has been fought in the past? The
power cf endurance. The issue of the
great Btrikes and lockouts has been
which party could hold out longest
the capacity fcr enduring hunger, cold
and starvation on the one hand against
the willingness to forego prof ts and lose
interest on investments on the other.
With the accumulation of capital, the
ot interests and the in-
J creasing number of competitors in the
labor market, the unequal contest has
beea continually becoming more one
sided. Every succeeding year sees the
position of organized capitalism more
firmly intrenched, and the prospect of
labor succeeding by means of strikes or
any form of organized opposition on
the old trade-union lines becoming
more hopeless than ever. It Is lolly to
tell men to organize to be beater and
crushed en masse instead of as individ
uals. Organized labor must fight or
ganized capitalism with the weapons
which will give it the advantage of
superiority in numbers. Numerical
strength constitutes the sole point of
superiority which we have over our
adversaries. ' We are many, they are
few." The only method in which we
can make this numerical superiority
tell is by using the ballot. The only
tactics which the capitalists really fear
are those of political action. So long
as organized labor throws away this
opportunity of striking at the root of
social injustice capitalism can afford to
look very complacently at the progress
of labor organization, well knowing
that, no matter now perfect the system
or how strict the discipline, the odds
are all in favor of those who possess the
means of production and, control the
necessaries of life. Instead of "or
ganize" simply, the motto of labor
reformers should be "organize for
THE WA Y TO GET THERE.
There is such a thing as being too in
dependent. If we would get help from
others wemustinkall minordifferences
and work together for the chief good.
The people must unite against their
oppressors, or they will not succeed in
overthrowing and driving out the com
mon enemy. We cannot end the war
if we carry on a guerilla warfare agoinst
individuals. It is not individuals we
are fighting, but the money power and
corpoiate monopolies, combinations of
capital controlling great political ma
chines with one object, to rob the peo
ple. Tho power of the machines then
must rii"s t be broken. Every thought
ful independent must see the necessity
of subordinating his judgment to that of
the honest majority in its choice of
leaders, and he will vote for every man
on his ticket with a determination to
elect representatives of the people to
till every office, from the lowest to the
highest, executive, legislative and
judicial. There is not a man on the
people's iudependent state and county
ticket whose character can be ques
tioned. There is not one whose loyalty
to the people's interests is doubted.
Even our enemies dare not charge the
independent candidates with dishonesty.
Aud honesty is tbo first great qualifica
tion for office. For a long period
honesty his practically disqualified him
aud rendered well-nif;h impossible a
man's election, if nominated. But
honest men aro the kind asked for by
the aroused people, and such will re
ceive their suffrages. Honesty and
good sound sense are the essentials.
Brilliancy can bo dispensed with in the
public servants we aro to elect, especi
ally where it must be mortgaged to the
railroads and bankers to got the nom
inat ion. Therefore think twice before
scratching an independent candidate.
whatever the old party press may say
of him. Let us have a sweeping victory
that shall completely break up and
demoralize the political gangs that have
for so loug robbed and enslaved the
OpBlaine is rescued from one serious
danger. Dr. Burchard is dead. His
mouth is closed.
CST Jiseph Watson, of Watson & Co.,
Beatrice, Neb., was a caller at this
office last week. He had just returned
from Topeka, Kan , and goes to the
Kausas City exposition with stock this
t"Geo. B. Braco, vice-president of
the Eureka Gate company, Waterloo,
Iowa, was a caller, at Alliance head
quarters last Saturday. This company
has completed arrangements with
State Agent Hartley so that ho will
handle their celebrated gates in Ne
braska the coming season. He mac'ie
our business office a yisit also and we
fouud him an agreeable gentleman and
one whom it is a real pleasure to get
Do we think more of the prohibition party
than we do of the princip.t of prohibition?
Yes! a hundred times more. Why shouldn't
we? The prohibition principle, anv principle,
is a mere abstraction. The prohibition party
is the realization of the principle, in fact and
act. Doesr.cy sane man think more of a dream
than ot the reality? Disembodied prohibition
that is the principle. Embodied prohibition
that is the party, we are for the party first.
Stand up aad say so, boys. Voice.
We remark to the Volet that last year
in Nebraska disembodied prohibition
that is the principle received about 80,
000 votes, while embodied prohibition
that is the party received only about
0,000. The people don't seem to agree
with the Voice.
SCREED OF A VEXAL IVAXDERER.
Edward Rose water is reported in the
columns of his own paper of October
3d as saying:
I did not see half a dozen men drunk
outside of England. The people on the
continent take an occasional glass of
beer, but there are no bars and no
Then why the anxiety of the emperor
of Germany, at the present time, over
the alarming prevalence of drunkenness
in that empire?
Rosewater is further reported as say
ing: "Americans who are prohibitionists
at home take their wine or beer there
and seem to think that it is all right."
Rosewater prides himself as being at
home personally an abstainer from the
use of alcoholic liquors and tobacco.
Are we to infer that ho got drunk as
soon as he crossed the ocean, and staid
drunk till alter he uttered the above
SaJwcribe for Thk Alliance.
LANCASTER CO. DEPARTMENT
Owinatotbeateenceof Mr. Burrow, who
IS Slllng' appointments la Nebraska, this de
partment baa been siren to the Lancaster
Independent Campaign Committee. They
furnish the matter herein eontalned and ase
responiible for the facta.
AL1EX JT. FIELD AXD S. W. BVRX
HAM MILL PLEASE TAKE THE
Both of you gentlemen occupy boner
able positions, the gift of tho people;
and you at all times must answer to the
As a starter, it is we believe a fact.
that both of you are now, or at least
very recently were, large stockholders
in the Lincoln park.
Is the rumor true that the stockhold
ers or officers of Lincoln park borrowed
120,000 or more of the county funds
from the cointy treasurer, S. W. Burn
ham? or how much was it?
If it is true, has that money been re
turned into the treasury of the county?
Do not both of you gentlemen know
that it is unlawful for the county treas
urer to loan any of the county funds to
any person, company, or corporation?
Is it not true, that the Lincoln Park
company, repeatedly this past summer,
have for a good round price, rented its
base ball grounds to professional base
ball t3ams who played this game on
Sundays to vast crowds on these grounds
in the park?
When christian people had the play
ers arrested ono Sunday for desecrating
the Sabbath, did you or did you not
idduce Judge Willard Stewart to make
a most remarhable decision, holding it
lawful to play base ball on Sunday?
Is it not true, thatoue or more picnics
or parties have been held in Lincoln
park on Sunday, during the past sum
mer, where many keg of beer were
drank and many persons became intox
icated, noisy and disorderly t
Is it not true, that during many re
cent Sundays in this park this oompany
has had, or allowed, band concerts,
balloon ascensions, steamboat excur
sions, circle backs, merry-go-round
amusements, horse-training shows and
many other noisy performances?
Do you think all the foregoing per
formances in this park on Sunday are
in the interest of decency, order and
Do you think the christian fathers
and mothers who have children here
going to schools, colleges and churches,
would like to have their children attend
all the foregoing entertainments at
your park on Sundays?
Instead of being upholders and en
forcers of the law, do yeu not know
that both of you, and your associates,
have been violators of the law at this
park on Sundays?
Do you think because of your stand
ing in community, and the cowardice of
ministers in the pulpit failing to rebuke
your conduct, that it is right, corrupting
the morals of the young by repeated
desecrations of the Sabbath?
While many good citizens go to your
park on Sunday, is it not a fact that
your paik is a great Sunday resort for
gamblers, prostitutes and other vile
persons, who parade themselves with
stunning conspicuousness and use the
park as a trysting place for immoral
Was your large and expensive dance
hall, in your park, erected In the inter
est of good order and good morals?
Do j'ou know of any public parks in
America where the authorities tolerate
or allow Sunday performances, like the
foregoing given in Lincoln park?
Is not your park run on Sunday
solely is a business enterprise to make
Now, Messrs. Field and Burnham, we
would be pleased to have you answer
the foregoing questions equarely and
without evasion. If you do not, the
people will answer for you, on Novem
ber 3d, with the Australian ballot.
HOW ARE YOU, X0X-PARTISAX
The republicans in taking their medi
cjne ul their late convention intended
to place Judge Tibbetts on tho ticket
with Field and Hall, but the dose was
too much for the rank and tile to stand,
and the next best thing was for them to
shut off such republicans as Woodwirl
and Johnson, and leave tho place
vacant for the third judge. But as all
unfair schemes fail, so did this one,
and apparently Fields and Hall aro not
in it to any great extent.
The convention was packed with B.
& M. strikers, and the country delegates
thero found it out, and went home on
the cursing train.
It is amusing to hoar the different
factions talk. The democrats are mad
because the machine did not comply
with their agreement and endorse Mr.
Tibbetts, thereby making their judicial
ticket non-partisan in fact.
The republicans are mad because a
republican convention refused to place
a good republican on the ticket with
Field and Hall; and between them both
it looks like Field and Hall are iu the
soup. To stem the tide of public dis
favor a aew scheme ha? been struck,
and that is, to get a third republican to
come out as an independent republican;
and Judge Parker has been selected as
the man to use his one arm to pull the
republican chestnuts out of the fire for
Messrs. Field and Hall. This fact is
simply breaking faith with the demo
crats, as it is well known that hundreds
of republicans cannot be induced te
vote for Mr. Tibbetts because he is a
democrat, and such men would go to
Leese or Cromwell.
Parker has been selected to catch
these votes, and the question is, can he
do it? Tho democrats can see through
the gauze without spectacles. That
Field aud Hall will fail to deliver to
Mr. Tibbetts the republican vote, there
can be no doubt. If the democrats
really desirs to clean out the republican
court houses the best and surest way is
for them to endorse the independent
i04"01'1 t,cket- Tb pendent, pnt
iui i iisksx. vaa mvi atvv ovvaueo ajv
is a good man, and will make a good
judge. We did not ask for any barter
or sale in so doing. Our object was to
Mr Tlhfiaila An that if titlra KaWaa...aa kam
get a good, clean ticket and we have it.
We have never shown bad faith, but
will stick to Mr. Tibbctts because we
believe, if our judicial ticket is elected,
every man and every corporation wilL
receive his or its just dues without dis
tinction, and all litigants will stand be
fore an independent judiciary equally
before the law. That Judge Parker
will receive some voles no one can
deny; but that such vote? will come
largely fiom Mr. Tibbetts is a foregone
conclusion. The inducement held out
to the democrats to vote for republican
judges has failed, and as Parker fids
the vacancy left by the republican con
vention, the democrats are no longer
under any implied promise to vote for
any republican judges.
Now it would be no more thaa fair
for the democratic party to vote for
Tibbetts, Leese and Cromwell, then
you will be sure to have a non-partisan
judiciary, such as Lancaster county ha
never had. No railroad Influence can
control them. No promises to be re
deemed, except to deal out justice with
an even hand to all alike.
sng before the Independent State
Convention the nomination of J. W. Ed
gerton was an assured fact. From all
parts of the state came news of delega
tions instructed for him, until a large
majority of the delegates were so In
structed; and when those delegates met
at Hastings it was only to carry out the
wishes their constituents had already
So to-day, long before election his se
lection as Associate Justice of the Su
preme Court is an assured fact.
Judge Broady, the Chevalier Bayard
par excellence of the democratic party, Is
unquestionably for him, and brings with
him nineteen-twentieths of the demo
crats of tho state.
County democratic conventions are
endorsing him all over the state.
The people are enthusiastic for him,
and the familiar name of "Our Joe" will
be a household word from one end of
Nebraska to the other.
Last, but not least, the Omaha Bee is
opposing him, and making upon him a
low-down personal fight, which is an
unfailing presage of his success.
Senator Kciper, Chas. II. Brown.
Adams county, Phelps county, Gage
county in fact, men from all sections
and all parties, are for Edgerton. The
people are making "medicine" and all
the money they can raise in Omaha will
cot avail to beat Edgerton.
t5jT Allen W. Field ran on the repub
lican ticket four years ago with Samuel
M. Chapman, for district judge in the
second judicial district, composing the
counties of Otoe, Casn and Lancaster.
Field the special favorite of the B. & M.
R. R. company, and without the Au
stralian ballot, and after the freo use of
mouey, and the most strenuous efforts
of his friends, ran more than four thou
sand votes behind Chapman.
Many of the veteran republican work
ers in ilw city, who worked hard and
spent money freely to elect Allen W.
Field and the republican ticket four
years ago, are causing great terror to
the railroad bosses by cutting and rip
ping up not a few candidates of the B.
& M. R. R. party. Among these slash
ers may be mentioned Parker, Johnston,
Woodward, Billingsley, Courtney, Mc
Brine, McBride; and to thesi may be
added Reese and Hose and many others.
The Grand Army republicans goner
ally carry loDg, sharp knives. TLe
above parties are not backward in say
ing tbat they are ired of tho B. & M.
Let the good work go on. Let us for
oae term, at least, put new men on guard
in the offices.
Let tho books be overhauled.
Tens of thousands of dollars have gone
in to the privato pockets, made out of
county funds. Sheriffs, treasurers,
clerks, and other officials, have fattened
on ill-gotten gains.
The railroad and Slate Journal bosses,
with their cappers, heelers and strikers,
struck down Judge Reese two years ago,
and brought the party legislative defeat.
Nino of the Lancaster county republican
delegates to Hastings convention two
years ago, bolted their instructions to
vote for Judge Reeso for Supreme
Judge. All of these nine delegates are
red hot supporters of Field and Hall.
Hundreds of republicans in this city
bolted Roggen for mayor, among whom
are three candidates on the republican
ticket Field, Hall and Lansing. Hun
dreds of republicans last spring bolted
the Journal and the B. & M. R. R. can
didate for mayor. Bolting in fact, is
fashionable among the republicans in
this county, and successful, too.
So it will be this time. Railroad bosses,
cappers, heelers and strikers must take
a back seat. Nothing is more certain
in politics, than that that the rotten B.
& M. R. R. gang will be routed and bur
ied in Lancaster county, in November,
by Australian ballots.
Pack your trunks, gentlemen, and be
ready to vacate your offices in January,
for the people are camping on your
Notice to People's Party.
By request of all the members of the
national executive committee of Pf eple's
party, I call a meeting of said committee
at the Bates House, Indianapolis, Ind t
November 10, 1991, at 10 o'clock a. m.
I have also been requested to invite
the three members from each state con
stituting the national central committee
of the People's party, and all other
friends of our cause to meet with us on
above date. Let every one be present.
Reform Press Association please pub
lish notice. II. E. Taubenkck.
Marshall, 111., Sept. 23, 1891.
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