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la the beauty of the UHies
Chris vu bora across the sea.
With a glory in his Iwni
That transfigure you and me.
As he strove to make men holy
Let us strive to make them free.
Since God U marching on."
Julia Ward Hoot
Laurel erewns cleave to deserts.
And power to him who jower exerts."
A rwddy drflp of manly blood
The aurgine sea outweigh."
Ha who cannot reason Is a fool,
He who will not reason Ls a coward.
He who darn not reason U a slave."
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Call for Annual Meeting of the
Neb. Farmers' Alliance.
The next regular annual meeting of
the Nebraska Farmers' Alliance will be
held in Bohanan's hall, Lincoln, Ne
braska, on Tuesday, January 12, 1893.
All Subordinate Alliances having dues
fully paid to State Alliance for quarter
ending September 80th will be entitled
to representation, and should elect
their delegate at the first regular meet
ing in December or as soon thereafter
Representation will be one delegate
for each Subordinate Alliance, who
will cast the full vote to which the
Allianoe may be entitled.
Liberal hotel rates have been secured
for delegates and reduced rates of fare
will be arranged for on all railroads.
J. H. Powers, Pres.
J. M. Thomson, Sec'y.
The independents have no causo for
complaint. They have olectod ten of the
twenty-eight district judges and one of
the regents. Notwithstanding the total
vote of Nebraska falls short nearly one
third, the independents polled almost
as many votes this year as last, while it
took both the old parties to poll as
many votes as the democrats did last
year. For a party only a little over a
year old, to elect one-third of the state
ticket, and over one-third of the district
judges, is a grand showing for the new
party or the people's party. This is the
laying of a solid foundation for '92,
when the people will be heard from,
and Nebraska will be take tbe lead in
reform legislation and will hold the
balance of power In national affairs for
92. York Co. Ind.
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tuency in the country.
ty The republican national conven
tion goes to Minneapolis. This will be
Tory central for the southern delegates.
Well, as it is proposed to ignore them in
the electionfof a ticket, it is well to be
gin by ignoring them in the selection of
a location. ; , . .-,
lUfi M lUiCillO ALLliiiMD
1STAXVIXV APPEAL TO i.VSl.ESS
What possible harm d yu expect
from the lucrea of metal money?
The use of bank paper money, which
may be expanded or contracted to suit
the Interests of bankers or their asso
ciations, unsettles vshies and demoral
izes business. But an increase of metal
legal tender money never did do this
and never can do It. With the history
of thirty centimes of mining before us,
we know that an excessive and injuri
ous increase of metal money has never
It stimnlates production, employs
labor, puts money to spend in the hands
of your customers, increases the value
of your stock on hand; in abort, in every
way increases your business and your
Tits is all irrefutable truth.
Then why do you oppose tho free
coinage of silver, which means an in
crease of metal money? Give us your
reasons and wo will present them.
The Fa km Kits' Alliance.
XEtt'SPA I' MR MISCUXCEPTIOXS.
Thus far It Is observed that the names of J.
nurrows ami W. H. Deed of Nebraska have
not popped Into pro'oliieuoe at tbo Indians-
pulls Alliance convention. Possibly tbe emi
nent Kentlsmen from this redeomed common
wealth are barred out by tbe results of the
late election. Omaha Bee.
Neither of the abovo named gentle
men are members of the F. A. and I. U.
Mr. Burrows went to Indianapolis to
attend the annual mooting of the Na
tional Reform Press association, of
which he is a member of the executive
board. Mr. Decli .went to attoRd the
National Indepeudcut committee meet
ing. Mr. Burrows received a formal
invitation from tho F. A. and I. U. to
attend its sessions, but was prevented
from asceptitsa by his duties in tho
Tho result of tho late election is a
matter of congratulation to all luclo
poudents. How a party which is placed
in a minority in states whore it lately
had from 40,000 to 80,000 majority, like
the republican party in Nebraska and
Kansas, can find any cause for joy in
tho late election is a profound mystery.
The plutocratic press of the country
is speaking of the Alliance as in a de
cline when as a matter of fact It is
stronger and more prosperous to day
than ever before. The Philadelphia
Ledger has an impudent article,
copied by tho llet, In which it alludes to j
the Alliance Ifl the past tense, Ignoring
the plainest existing facts. -The lies of
the associated press reports about the
late election are a part of the same
general plan of misrepresentation. To
write the Alliance down by assuming
that it is dead or about to die will bo
found to be as preposterous and impos
sible an to bring good times to the coun
try by predicting improving conditions
from day to day. The Wall street press
has been doing this for tho past ton
years, while ecouomio conditions have
been going from bad to worse every
year. - ' , .
CHAXGE OF PUCE AMD DATE OF
STATE ALLIAXCE MEETA G.
Tho change of the place of holding
tho State Allianco annv.nl meeting was
imperatively necessary. It was found,
upon investigation by the executive
committee that, placing the number of
delegates even as low as one thousand,
there was no hall in Hastings that
would accommodate near that number
so that the transaction of business
would be possible. The experience of
the delegates at the stato convention
also proved that hotel accommodations
for the largely increased number of del
egates who would attend the state
meeting would be entirely inadequate.
For these Imperative reasons the com
mittee and otllcors exercised the power
conferred upon them by the constitu
tion, and fixed the place of meeting at
Lincoln, where there is ample ball aud
hotel room. Every member of the com
mittee voted on this question, aud the
vote was unanimous iu favor of the
The cliango of date was not so an
portant but there was no diversity of
opinion about it. On account of the
backward condition of fall work the
cliango was thought expedient. That
being determined, the date fixed was
about the only one that would not in
terfere with the holidays. We shall
recur to the state meeting next week.
THE 1XD1AXAP0L1S .VEETIXGS.
Last week the National Farmers'
Alliance and Industrial Union, the
National Committee of the People's
party, and tho National Reform Press
Association, held meetings at Indiana
polis. The meetings were all held with
closed doors. Reports of the proceed
ings of the Alliance meeting have not
yet been made public. The meeting,
however, was largely attended by the
flower of many states, and was pleasant
and harmonious to a high degree. Hon
L. L. Polk, of North Carolina, was re
elected president, and ; Hon. II. L
Loucks, of South Dakota, vice presi
dont. Mr. Turner was re-elected sec
retary-treasurer, lho meeting was
largely in favor of the pcoplo's iude
pendent party, and Mr. Polk took high
ground in favor of it in his annual
The National Reform Press associa
tion did some good work, which will be
apparent in the near future. Dr. S.
McLallen, of Topeka, Kansas, was
elected president; J. II. McDowell, of
Nashville, Tenn., vice president, and
W. S. Morgan, of St. Louis, scctreas.
Mr. Burrows, of this paper, was made
a member of the executive board, and
chairman of the committee on incor
poration. " " "'"
The editor of this paper has to
acknowledge the courtesy of our south
ern Alliance brothers In an invite tion
to be present at their sessions.
A KM K US' ALUAXCE,
To -scuta tbe Reforms Proposed by the
Mr. Rosewater to Mr. Borrows.
Mr. E. Rusewater, editor of tbe Pee.
started for Washington, I). C, Tue
day aftereoon as one of the coennittee
of basin! men appointed to urge the
holding of the republican national con
venes in Omaha aeat year. The day
before starting for the eaut, Mr. Rose
vatvr addrcsicd the following letter to
Mr. Jay Burrows, editor of The Fabm
Kf' Alliance, and requested an early
reply. The answer from Mr. Burrows
is expected by the time Mr. Rosewater
returns and tbo opening of the debate
may be looked for in the course of two
or three weeks. The letter is as fol
O dAHA, Nov. 10,1801. To the Editor
of The Farmers' Alliance: I dislike
very much to Utrude upon your valu
able space after you have devottd more
than tive columns on the editorial pases
of last week's Alliance to the V; and
myself, but I trust that you will permit
me to correct a few errors into which
you have fallen, doubtless unintention
ally, concerning ray past, present and
future course I have no disposition to
impugn your veracity or doubtynur de
sire to keep tho patrons of your paper
correctly informed as regards men and
measures, but when you stated last
spring, after I hd started on my vaca
tion tour to Europo, that "Rosewater
was an alien who had taken out his
naturalization papers two days before
he left Nebraska," you were misin
formed . I never have taken out any
naturalization papers up to this day
and never expect to. My father was a
citizen of the United States in 1800 and !
voted for Abraham Lincoln while 1 was
still a minor.
You also gave currency to tho report
that my passage across the Atlantic and
expenses during my tour abroad were
paid by the government of the United
Slates. This also is a delusion. I
volunteered my services to Postmaster
(iaticral Wanamaker to investigate the
postal telegraph systems of England,
Prance, ( Ionium y and Austria, but I
neither expected nor received any fay
for this service. . Neither you nor any
body else has ventured to assert that I
was not competent to do this work, and
if I had received pay f fail to see why I
was not as well entitled to it ns any
other man qualified for making the en
quiry. Your "independent party"
favors the postal telegraph and certainly
can find no fault with mo for endeavor
ing to bring about this reform at the
risk of Incurring the displuasure of the
Western Union monopoly upon which
the Pee depends for its telegraphic
I note, also.thatyon predict "another
Impondinz calamity" for Nebraska.
namely, you claim to have discovered
that Rosewater is to be tho chairman of
the Nebraska delegation to the repub
lican national convention and tho post'
master general of the next atloiinistra
tion, aud you raise your hands in
horror at the terrible prospect that "a
little German Jew" should become
postmaster general of the United States.
What the effect of such an impending
calamity might be upon tho fanners of
Nebraska I am unable at this stage to
divine. In order to relieve their dis
tress of mind I hasten to assure them
that while I feel highly complimented
by the prominence given me as a pros
pective cabinet official there is not the
remotest possibility ot such an event,
nor is there anv Drobabllitv nf mv head
ing the republican delegation to the
national convention. I have devoted
twenty of the best years of my life to
the building up of a great western daily,
and expect within a tew years to be able
to place this paper under tho manage
ment and control of my two sons, who
are uow in' Cornell and Columbia col
leges. I could not afford to accept a
cabinet positiou if it were tendered mo,
bocauso my personal supervision is
essential to the paper that will become
tho proud inheritance of my boys. So
much on that score. I do not regard it
as essential to the position I hold as
editor of the leading daily of Nebraska
to be either a delegate of the next repub
lican national convention or chairman
of any delegation. I have an office that
never expires and affords me amplo
scope for all the ambition I am pos
I have rcall.ed all my life the disad
vantage of being small in stature, but
console myself with the reflection that
mny of tho greatest men tho world has
produced have been no taller thau I
1 should not In the least feel disgraced
if I hud been born in Germany, the
land to which we owe the invention of
the art of printing; a country that has
produced some ot tbe mightiest intel
lects that have illumined the pages of
human History ana made some ot the
most precious contributions to art and
seience; but I really am a native of
Bohemia and still remain master of the
language of that country.
The last and most shocking indict
ment, however, is that couceruintr my
ancestry. When all other abuse runs
short this is a never failing source of
invective, and yet I would not chance
my ancestry if I could. To tho Jews
Christianity is indebted for ail there is
of roliirion. David, the inspired psalmist.
whose songs have resounded in everv
Christian church for over eighteen cen
turies, nearly all the apostles aud the
divine Nazarene himself, trace their
lineage through the tiibes of Israel. In
every age and climo men and women of
the jetsisn race navo become uius
trious. The stigma which ignorance
superstition and bigotry during the
dark ages sought to attach to persons of
Jewish ancestry cannot hurt lodgement
among enlightened ana liberty loving
people on the threshold of the twentieth
In conclusion, lot me make you
fair proposition for the benefit of the
people of Nebraska, and especially tbe
producers who desire to be fully in
formed concerning the economical prob
lems with which they are compelled to
grapple. I propose a joint debate
between you and myself of the various
reforms domanded by the independent
arty in the colmnusof thetfe-c and The
armeks' Alliance. Each party to
occupy from two columns to two col
umns and a half and beth sides to be
published in the same numbers of the
two papers. This discussion to con
tinue from week to week until wo have
covered the four or tive most vital issues
viz: Paper money, free and unlimited
LIXCOIjN. NEK., THUKSDAV, NOV. 20,
tcrmsffa. sub-tnTrftTV loans, reflation:
f ra'.uoa4 and b)'m.! land law.
It sew to me ihHt such a divnsswm
cannot tail to prove of material becelit
to all at- of our citizens. cooay
can srrriv at a rational conclusion
until he has heard both sides of an
bmie fairly and eonrteo-.Hly di.tcuvwd.
Mn. Bi kbows RtrLY.
Lincolx, Neb., Nov. 2t, 18!ii.
E RifeEwATLB: On reaching home
to-day your letter of the Wth lust., in
viting u.e to discuss with you through
our papers the reforms proposed by the
indt-penden party, was handed me. It
U remarkablo that you should require
nearly a column of minion type to ex
press so simple a request, and I should
at once deny that you was the author
of the letter were it not for tho intease
egoti-m th3t pervades it, which is all
your own. Yen claim to be master of
the Bohemian tongue. I admit you are
also a fair matcr of the English. Ver
bosity and a stilted style are not often
Yon take occasion In your letter to
compla'n of my treatment of you in
cr.rt.-iin particulars. While these com
plaints are entirely foreign to your pro
position for a discussion, I will briefly
reply to some of them.
The charge that you took out natural
izalion papers last spring did not orig
in ate in my paper, but was current
news. I accept your denial of it. If
you will make the name denial of the
thousand and one lies about the inde
pendent party and its leaders, origina
ting with the associated press, of which
you are an au accredited agent, and
daily published in your paper, I will be
obliged to you.
You sdmit that you solicited an ap
pointment to investigate foreign postal
systems, but deny securing pay or ex
penses. Did that appointment convey
no perquisites or emoluments present
or prospective? I do not wish to deny
any virtue that belongs to you, but I
submit that yourrepute for disinterested
benevolence is not such as to induce the
belief that you would volunteer for
such service without hope of some ad
vantage. However, when it is known
that every essential fact you reported,
and many more, are contained in a
congressional report on .the English
postal telegraph made by an investiga
ting committee, the value of your ser
vices may fairly be measured by what
you claim to navo received lor them,
viz: nothing. You say that no one has
claimed that you was not competent.
I concede tho point, merely adding that
there are men whose modesty would
have pierented them from claiming the
benefit of it so promptly in tliBir own
You alludo to my Item entitled "The
Impending Calamity," not "another
impending calamity," as you havo it.
Barring the breaks in rhetoric, this
paragraph is peculiarly Rosewaterish
if I may coin a term. Your renuncia
tion of ambition is pathetic and inspir
ing. It is to be hoped it may possess
one characteristic of a disorder which
sometimes attacks school boys, and
when your compeers, like Church
Howe, Tom Majors and Doc Mercer,
make a wild rush for your hand
to congratulate you, they may take
tho disease. However, the patriotic
self-abnegation of republican politicians
may be more common than I am aware
of. I suppose you can point to nume
rous precedents where such men have
refused cabinet positions, etc., etc. lou
should mention them in your paper, so
that the public may know what kind of
holy material you and your political
associates are composed of. Until you
do that your proposed refusal of tho
postmaster generalship, if it should be
tendered you, would cause au equine
smile in the Omaha council, and make
gods aud men go wondering.
Your allusion to the work of "twenty
o' the best years of my (your) life" and
your groat Western daily" raises the sus
picion that your Bohemian character
has absorbed Yankee traits. Do you
Intend to Inject on advertisement of
your paper into each of your articles?
I may submit to that, but I beg to pro
lost against such outrages on syntax as
"my two sons, who are now in Cornell
and Columbia colleges." Such things
make me nervous. As to the "proud
Inheritance" you intend to transmit to
them in the "gieat western daily," I
fail to discern the moral grandeur of it
A large subscription list, an enormous
advertising patronago, a palatial office
building, are evidences of business en
terprise and executive ability. But in
the opinion of many men a character
for honesty, sincerity and consistency,
and the memory of a life devoted to the
real Interests of the people instead of
the aggrandisement of self, would be a
prouder iuheritanco, albeit not so val
liable in a purely worldly sense. I
forbear te recall your base desertion of
the cause of the people and cmbarka
tion in the service of the corpora'ions.
because we are about to engage in
discussion in which editorial amenities
if there are any must bo observed,
and all personalities eschewed.
You seem aggrieved because I called
vou"a tierman jew." iou ap
pear to forget that sometimes ungracious
words are only retaliatory, and that it
may be as distasteful to me to bo con
tinually described as a "dictator" and
"bofis" as it is to you to be galled "lit
tle" or "a German Jew." The point is
hardly worth discussing, aud I will
ouly add that historically, as to men of
diminutive stature achieving celebrity,
you are mistaken. It has been very
rare indeed that men no taller than you
are have gained distinction outside of
museum collections. Of course this
only renders your greatness more con
spicuous. Pride in the place of your nativity is
certainly harmless, but any honor
accruing would seem t belong to your
parents and Bohemia instead of your
self. I would be the last person to de
privo them of it.
Pride in the race of your ancestry is
not so readily explainable, and your
malt-meet that "to the Jews ChrWtiani'
U Indebted for all there ii of religion" y
amazing. The anachronism is simply
horrible, and if perpetrated by a scholar
ould be unpardonable. Humanity H
indebted to the Jewish race for Christ,
the founder of Christianity. Tbe Jews
exhausted all the arts of brutal intoie-
rancj ana cruelty in tnetr eaoris to
des:roy ILm. Religion is part of man's
nature. It is no more assignable la its
origin to any particular raci than it is
separable from humanity. It began
with the first man, and will exist till
Pontius Pilite and the Jewbh rabble is
forgotten, and the last of the hunan
race is extinct. The modern Jew has
achieved his greatest distinction in the
marts of trade. Whether justly or not,
men give you the credit of having
maintained the honor of your ancestry
in this particular in your own proper
Your opinion that the proposed dis
cussion "courteously and fairly car
ried on, "will prove of material benefit
to all classes of our citizens," is cer
tainly very touching. - Ever since I
took editorial charge of The Alliance
I have been more than anxious to dis
cuss tho issues with you, "fairly and
courteously." You have never yet met
me with a fair argument, and never
fairly stated my position on a single
important issue. Your Jewish charac
ter is most admirably illustrated by
your challenge and the motive of It. If
you had yearned to "benefit all classes
of our citizens " you could have fairly
discussed these issnes at any time in
the past two years. Iusleal of doing
so you have purposely beclouded them.
After fighting the independents and the
Newberry bill into the lost ditch, you
now intend, through tho columns of
my paper, to take a liberal position on
tbe farmers' sido and thus strivo to win
back to your paper the lost patronage
of tho farmers. This is the sole and
only motive of your proposition. Its
overreaching cunning is In admirable
keeping with your character.
In conclusion, I shall cheerfully ac
cept your proposition, with some modi
fications. I propose that the free aud
uulimited coinage of silver bo the first
question discussed. I decline to discuss
tho sub-treasury loans, as you call
them, for the reason that as a financial
measure I am opposed to the scheme.
I propose that we exchange corrected
proofs of our articles, and that you
open the discussion by sending me tho
praof of your first article on free and
unlimited coinage, and will return my
reply as soon as possible.
I will publish such parts of your
article as I may deem of value to my
readers simultaneously with my own,
and you can do the same with mine.
Attend Your Alliances.
The long winter evenings are coming
on, when the rusn or worn will be over,
and the farmer will have plenty of time
to attend the regular meetings of the
Allianco. It is of the most vital impor
tance that all true, loyal members of
the society be present at these meetings
upon every possible occasion. It is ex
tremely difficult to hold . interesting
meetings with only a quorum present.
The work of the Alliance has just begun.
Every man who believes in its princi
ples, and has pledged himself to sup
port them, is recreant to his trust, if he
neglects to go to the meetings of his
Alliance. Do not attempt to excuse
your self by saying that you believe in
the principles as firmly as ever and that
it will do you no good to go. This would
not be true for it will do you good to-
attend; besides there are a great many
of your neighbors who have not yet
joined, and never will if those already
belonging do not manifest enough in
terest in the cause to attend the meet
ings. The recent election has shown us
all the perfect organization and the
powerful machinery of the money
power. Aro we ready to give up and
say we cannot successfully combat it?
The farmers would have been better off
to never have commenced tho work of
refom, than having commenced to aban
don it at the present time. It would be
an unconditional surrender to the
money power, and an open acknowl
edgement that we are powerless in its
grasp. It would discourage all future
efforts at reform. No one realizes the
great significance of this fact more than
the money power, and asaconsequeuce
they are concentrating every effort,
and bringing to bear every influence
within their reach to destroy the Alli
ance. This end will nover be accom
plished if those who believe in the
righteousness of our causo, and who are
members of the organization do their
duty. The important thing to do is to
attend the meetings regularly. Make
them attractive and interesting. Dis
cuss economic questions. Buy books
that will aid you in your researches.
Get your neighbors interested. Thor
oughly post yourself and then com
mence missionary work. It will require
work of this kind, and plenty of it to
win the battle that is now raging. Are
the farmers equal to the occasion ? Will
they triumph, or will they humble them
selves in the dust at the feet of their
plutocratic masters, and become their
slaves and serfs? To give up the fight
now would be on these conditions.
The Alliance is not ready to accept
them. Soi'ge County Leader.
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THE REFORMERS NEVER IN BET
They Tighten Their Belts Another Hole,
and Prepare for the Next Earde.
Tbe cflicia'. ballot on 6 u pre me judges
and regents of the university is as fol
lows: eni'REMs jr; cits.
ESirerton. Independent, ;,aiL
PiMt, reiiubiican. i.4IT.
ilitu-ULtocir, pronibition, 7,322.
Cbas. Marple, republican, f 9,5)7.
H. P. Shumway, republican, (K tSL
A. D'Allumand, independent. UtMTJL
E. A. Hadley, independent. 67,R).
Willism Gorst, prohibition. S.Wfl.
C. 11. Wuodard, prohibition, S.177.
"I think the worst stage of the Alli
ance fever is over with us in Nebraska,"
said Senator Manderson a few days
Bless your dear heart, senatcr, the
Alliance fever is just in its first stages.
You must be whistling just to keep your
courago up while you aro passing a
eraveyard. If you can extort any
comfort from the result of Nov. 3 J, you
are heartily welcome. Do you remem
ber the first bull run ? That was a de
feat to take your breath away. Was
the first stages of the union fever over
after that battle T We imagine not ! It
was simply an inspirer. That was the
day when grim soldiers consecrated
themselves, and vowed thnt it was un
ion or ucath ! Wo have had no bull run
rather a brilliant victory instead. But
the men who aro ligbliug this battle
against plutocracy are of exactly the
mold of those who were fighting for
tbe union then. We Inoie. We were
with them there, and are with them
hero. Don't for a moment imagine the
battle over or the fever subsiding. It is
victory or death now, as it was uuion
or death then. Just treasure this up,
In Kansas one-third of the counties
have been carried by the people's party,
and this against a combine of the two
old parties. Those parties this year
voted as the corporations directed. In
addition to th8 counties fully carried, in
scores of others tho independents
elected half to two-thirds of the offi
cers. As ar. illustration of the lying of the
associated presa how is thiS :
"In the northwestern part of Kansas
the republicans did much better than
expected. Smith, Jewell and Osborne
counties, which were people's mtrtv
strongholds, elected the republican
The returns show that the people's
party majority in Osborne county is
600; Jewell county 400, Smith county
The Alliance polled 10,000 more votes
in Kansas this year than last.
In Wyandotte county, Kansas, the
people's party vote went from 402 votes
last year to 1.537 this year, and many
ether counties show a like result.
In South Dakota a republican major
ity of 30,000 last year for member cf
Congress was reduced 2.030 this year.
How is that for Allianco fever, Senator
In Kentucky the people's party vote
was 27,000. It has taker, about six
weeks for the associate press to find it
In Ohio the union labor party vote
last year was 1,043. This year it is be
tween 30,000 and 40,000, and the peo
ple's party is completely organized. It
will be heard from next year.
In Iowa tho vote for Westfall is 20,
000. Ho ran behind his ticket, so the
real people's party vote is much larger.
Nashville, Tenn., elected a people's
party ticket the other day by majorities
running from 500 to 1,000.
A SPOIL OF OFFICE.
The above is the title of a powerful
realistic story of western life, by that
brilliant and popular young author,
Hamlin Garland, author of "Main
Traveled Roads," "Under the Wheel,"
This story will be begun in the January
Arena. It will be one of the most thril
ling novels of American life that has
been written in many years, depicting
conditions in the great west with that
wonderful fidelity which has made Mr.
Garland's Main Traveled Roads one of
the most popular and much-talked-of
books of the year.
Mr. Garland is in full sympathy with
the farmer's sride, having toiled upon a
western farm for fourteen years. His
father is now a Dakota farmer."
This great American novel should be
read by every American farmer, who will
find in it the most perfect photograph
of tho struggles and perplexing prob
lems which he faces every day and
hour of his life.
DEAR WILL, YOU MUST COME
Will was at Indianapolis, and received
the following letter. He read it to us,
and we snatched it, and here goes for
the type. The sweet picture cf home,
and love and bright eyes which it con
jures makes the eyes moisten. Will
has gone to Goshen:
Goshen, Nov. 10, 1891.
Dkar Will: Lew just got your tel
egram iufi. ruiing us of beiug at Indian
apolis. Now you cannyt expect mo to
como down, as I would not know where
to find you in the big crowd, and Lew
cannot come, and I want you to see my
whole family and my nice .home. You
will be amply repaid, I know, and I'll
get you tho biggest turkey dinner I can
get. Oh Will, do not disappoint me.
Lew will telegraph you. Answer by
telegraph, at Lew's expense. We will be
at the depot to meet you, Kate, Lew
and the whole family.
You must see my children, I am proud
of them. Your Sister.
Uncle Will: Be sure and come and
do not disappoint ns. Ralph.
"Ditto." Lu Lona.
Dear Uncle: I am very anxious to
see you. " Gertrude.
And still another will welcome you.
J.jgrWbea country editor of the
plutocratic persuasion gets to just ach
ing for an item he proceeds to j tck op
boss Burrows," et at. Tne latest
eff usion of this sort is from a little 'alf
and 'alf sample called Ds. Brazellton,
who runs a hybrid railroad sheet called
the Fairmont Signal. This feliow has
been on the fence for years, first lean
ing one kiJe acd then tbe other, but
never with' manliness enough to climb
down and take an ho'iest petition. His
sheet is of course a milk and water
concern, as all such sheets are. Honest
farmers should fight shy of it. Miscon
struing tho result of the late election,
and thinking the independents doue up,
ho turns in and publicly insults a man
who has always been his friend.
THE A. P. A. IXF.LV Y.
A dead-beat calling himself Rev. J.
G. White is lecturing in this city, and
proposing to organize a branch of tho
A. P. A. society here. This has been
the stock in trade of this disreputable
old party for the past twenty years.
Unable to hold a regular pastorate, he
resorts to this disreputable method to
gain a livelihood.
There is no need whatever of any re
ligious warfare. The A. P. A. society
is taken advantage of by unprincipled
politicians to accomplish their selfish
ends. It was used in the late campuiza
to destroy Edgerton. He was denounced
to the Catholics as a member of the
society and to the Protestants as a mem
ber of the Catholic church. The use to
which this society is being put by poli
ticians Ls to divide the people on imma-.
terial issues, and divert their attention
from vitally important questions. We
hope this Mr. White will be treated
with the contempt be deserves. Wo
ihall refer to this subject more at length
A Dollar's Worth of Silver ia the Dollar.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 21, 1891.
Editor Jay Burrows: Will you
kindly explain in the next issue of your
paper the objection, if any, to free coin
age ? If instead of putting in about 70
cents worth of silver they would in
crease the amount of silver to such au
amount as will make it worth iu bullion
100 cents. Yours truly, J. A. W.
Our friend forgets the very important
facts that at tho time silver was demon
etized the silver iu the silver dollar was
worth 3 ptr cent more than the gold in
the gold dollar, and that its rcmonetiza
tion would restore it to the samo posi
tion. The principal uso of silver was
its uso as money. By demonetizing it
we destroyed the demand for it for that
purpose, resulting in its depreciation.
Observe, also, that when wo demone
tized silver wo left tho silver already
coined in circulation. Did the silver
dollar ever depreciate ? Notwithstand
ing tho enmity of the N. Y. clearing
house, the secretary of tne treasuary,
and all the money power of the east,
has there ever been a day when that
dollar wa3 not on an equality with the
gold dollar, and would not buy the gold
contained in it. What is the lesson of
this fact ? Why, that tho dollar is whan
the government says it shall be. If we
should- add the twonty-four cents worth
of silver,. it would be only a dollar, and
would not exchange for any more than
it does now. Does our friend remem
ber any . money that exchanged on the
basis of the commodity value of the ma
terial composing it ?
Our space is very limited this week,
but we will be glad to answer inquiries
from our friend in the future.
The weigh i of the standard dollar is
4121 grains; of this 3711 grains are pure
silver, and 41 J grains copper alloy. The
only change that has ever been made in
the weight of the silver dollar was in
1837, when the amount of copper alloy
in it was decreased 3i grains. At the
present price of copper this would be
eleven cents worth, or one pound avoir
dupois, taken from two thousand
The Independent pvrty in Nebraska
has more reason to be encouraged than,
either the old parties. Since their ad
vent in the political arena a little over
a year ago the republican party has
been hurled from its lofty pedestal of
25,000 majority into such depths of bit
ter humiliation and disgrace, that they
have had to beg the democratic party
to come to tlisir assistance in order to
maintain their supremacy, and even
with this reinforcement, have the poor
consolation of looking upon a partial
victory of less than 3,000 majority. To
such a victory tho republican party ia
welcome. The democratic party, too
cowardly for an open fight has relapsed
into a state of "innocuous disuetude"
from which it will hardly emerge in
time for the campaign of '02. The Peo
ple's party have great reasons for con
gratulation. They havo mado a square
fight for anti-monopoly principles.
They have again demonstrated the fact
that the majority of both old parties fly
to the assistance of monopoly interest
every time they are in danger. The
masses of the people are learning this
lesson, and if it is slowly, nevertheless
they are learning it well. We are fac
ing the presidential campaign with
every sign of victory. Let no independ
ent become discouraged, or for a mo
ment think of giving up the light
Dodge County Leader.
The magnitude of tho figures con
cerning the operations of the railways
of the United States in 1890, present
ed in Poor's Manual, is indeed won
derful When it is remembered that
tho total revenue of the United States
for the year ending June 30, 189, was
392,500,000 the vostness of tho earn
ings of the railroads ($1,086,000,000)
may perhaps be better appreciated.
The net earnings of the railroads
(1341,000,000) almost equal the gross
receipts of the United Stntes; and then
as to traffic, it is hard for tho mind to
grasp the figures. About 1. 500.000
passengers a day. and every day in
the year, and almost 2,000,000 tons of
freight por day and an average ol
revenue train mileage of over 5,OO0t
000 per day.
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