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THE FAKMEKS ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEK.,' THURSDAY DEC. ,24 1891.
JUSTICE NOT CHARITY.
All hail Ik of a M i1 brMLInjC.
Wkw troog-anuvd Mtioa .bail Ui.
Tto wnu-j- tar-den (rum lcl. that ara
With mrimam work and minimum
Vha do maa is konorrd who board bU
Wbi maa CeaaU oo another' toil,
Aad Hod's poor, buffering, starving bil
lioaa Shall atari Hia riches of ana and toiL
it soul for all is tba world i broad
Tkara ta food for all la tb world's great
Saoagh la provided if rightly divided;
Lai aarh maa take what ha aaada do
ob tba mfeer with nnnl rirhea,
Who robs the toiler to swell hia hoard ;
. V brata down tba wage of Ui digger
, 0f diti bea, ' - :
' Aad ateala the bread from a toor man's
on tba owner of mine whoae erne
And aallhtb maaitara hara brought him
'While the ragged wretchee who dig Ida
Are robbed of comfort and hop and
. .. .health.
en the ruler who ridr in bia car
Bought by the labor of half-paid man
who are abut out of borne and mar
Aad are herded like abeep in a hovel
Ella Wheeler WUcox.
f ! taaea II Bearfll leuf ;
It u very remarkable that a policy
which la In the interest of and for the
promotion of the welfare of millionaire
xploiter only should becountenanoud
aad noouraged, aided and abbetted
aad supported and pressed by people
aet of (hat class, and aa much op
reaaod and damaged M the producei
aad laborers. Who Is bonelittod by
the volume of currency being so small
that 19 cents has to perform the work
of 100 cents f Does it do you any
food, Mr. ReaderF If so, howr If
there was a sufficient volume of money
to do the business of the country, the
general prosperity that would be
caused, would help you aod advance
your interest, just as much as the
farmers. The farmer wants every
other class to have more money and
snore prosperity so that his products
will have more buyers and consumers,
? aad there will be more money to pay
for them. There are suBloient con
sumers, but there Is no prosperity
among them. They possess no
thrift and are short of cash, beoausa
there is so little money to do the busl.
aeas of the country. Make thoe pros- i
parous and the farmer would beoonie
prosperous. Make the farmer more
prosperous and these would have
. snore chances and opportunities for
prosperity a well If there were Ave
times as much money there would be
five times as much ohanco to get it
This Is true of all the people. Then
why should people in towns and
cities be oppo&ed to a policy that
would benefit thorn as much as It
would the farmers? Simply booause
they have never Investigated the
questions, and they have taken their
opinions from others who have reflect
ed ho prejudices or purposes of the
money power. Every man owes him
aad family a duty in all public affairs;
to examine and investigate every
question for himself and to form his
own opinions from the facta and logio
lavolved In tne question Alllunco
Herald. . .
: t A Tanner's Statement j ', f
81 Wksidk, Neb., Dec. 14th.
Editok Fakmeks' Alliance: Now
that the battle Is over lot ns see how
the matter stands. For my part I am
fully satisfied with the result, except as
to the apathy of the farmers and the hy
pocracy of tho Democracy. We had
the votes and to spare if they could have
realized the importance of the election.
How can they bo brought to know the
importance of every man coming to the
rescue? We of Wayne county are in
better shape to-day than ever before,
and expect to go on with the fight until
we down the old machine. . Wo have
driven them together, partially at least.
The Democrat (so-called) who suffered
himself to be placed on the ticket for
district judge, said he did so to defeat
- the Independent; but he failed in the
undertaking. As soon as the machine
papers heard from Omaha they claimed
that the Independents had gone back to
their first love; but when they heard
from the rural districts, with 40,000 stay
at homes, they concluded there was a
few of the faithful left; and if I mistake
not when the votes are counted next
Kov. they will say, "we have made
another grand mistake. We should
have worked together as one party, and
now It is too late: lost! lost ! lost I the
country is ruined! the peopleare saved,
and we must go to farming and be pros
perous and happy."
Now Brother Burrows, I believe the
law says that every banker shall make
a quarterly statement, and I find that
aome of their statements look rather
healthy, financially. I think there is
no law compelling a farmer to make a
statement, but suppose we see how a
farmer's statement would look on
, We start out with a family of five,
including one plow boy. As an invest
ment necessar? for the year's business
we have 160 ares of land at $25 per
acre; two teams, harness and wagou; 2
plows, S cultivators, harrow, planter; 2
ows; 8 sows; 10 tons of hay; 200 bush
bj of corn; 100 bushels of oats; 49 bush
els of wheat; 20 of potatoes; taxes, gro
ceries, clothing, doctor and blacksmith
bill, and half interest in mower and
reaper, all making at a fair valuation
a total of $5,239.00.
The year's expenses will now be in
terest on this sum at 10 per
' cent 323.90
Ataoor oi inree men, wile and boy
and two teams 600.00
The following will be the income:
2000 bushels of corn at .20 $000.00 .
600 " oats " .20 120.00
370 wheat " .60 163 00
MO potatoes " .20 82.00
Total 914 00
13 ton of hay, which must be fed
and 10 acres pasture ditto.
Leaving as wages for three
men, wife and one boy. 209.90
That would -seem to be a right smart
vrosoeritv lor one family.
Now suppose we conclude to pay
cash for the whole ; business on the
tart. We go to the bank, whose charter
rnys you may loan money at 10 percent.
Honey is a little close today, but you
ran hava it at on r"r wot per month
Out of $.VS3 00 he Ukea fcttft.a. Thro
you are short. You go at-ruM the street
and hod a tuaa not in toe regular inuiK
ing business, who will loan you the
money at two per rent aer month. You
go and look up a friend to go oa the
note wua you. i n iuu'ich v ukukki ui.
Yon are again short $150, and still yeu
must goto another shop. $150 is a
miall matter aod he will have to have
three per cent per month. The friend
lends you hia name again, and still you
are short $54, but the last man is a kind
hearted man. and out of pity takes
your Bote for the balance at straight
ten per cent, and you go home happy
and prosperous. We have one of tbeee
tender hearted two per centers that
moistens many of his notes with tears
while filling them out. I sometimes
think be is almcst too good to do that
kicd of business. Now I would ask any
business man how long he thinks we
can do that kind of business and sup
port an army of officers at salaries
unning rroui ai.uuu to viuu.vuv per
year? We art paying one of our rail
road presidents 1100,000 (Mr. Depew) if
I am correctly informed, and come
riirht home te our county officers from
$1,000 to $5,000 for County Clerks and
Treasurers, and from $500 to I don'r
know how much for Co. Attorney, for
doing nothing, you might say. We have
been ravine contrressmen $5,000 per
year for what? 'Jo make millionaires
or themselves by legislation parsing
national bank laws, credit strengtbing
acts, aud donating all the publlu lands
to themselves. And yet they tell me
that you can't legislate money into a
When will the people learn what is
going on? There is a remedy, and it
mast be applied.
But enough. Go on with the battle.
Yon are doing your part te remedy the
matter. , . Yours truly.
11. B. MlLLKB.
Our State Alliance.
It may be accepted as undoubted that
Alliance men are in earnest to promote
the good of the order. This being the
case we differ but little, and that little
is almost entirely on methods. Since
oiir last (state Alliance met I have re
flected a good deal on the make up of
our State meetings. The attendance
last year was so large that it rendered
the meeting unwieldy. It was very
difficult to hear or be heard. This large
attendance was no bad sign. It showed
plainly the interest felt, and rotwith.
standing the crop failure a determina
tion to succeed. This is all to the credit
of the order. But there may be too
much of a good thing, as the ant said
when he fell into a hogshead of molas
ses. That is about our nx, rv nen a
delegate from each sub-ordinate Alliance
in the state is present our hogshead of
molasses la a big one. , Each delegate
falls Into it, and finds it too much of a
If bad last year, how will it be this
year? There will be four or five hun
dred more delegates than there were a
year ago. Now think of the unneces
sary WBBte of money to do this thing in
this way, when one-fifth or one-eighth
of tbs number could do it all in a
much better manner than the whole
number can do it. I hope the folly of
this way of doing will be so clear to
every one that the meeting in Januarv
cau and will chango the ratio of re pre-
. . . 1L ! i . 1 . . tii .
seuiauoD. ii ougut to ue uone wuuoui
opposition, aud 1 have some hopes that
it will be.
Varions plans have been proponed,
and I will name some of them. That
most generally in favor is sending dele
gates elected by each County Alliance.
Others oppose that because they think
county rings may grow out it, as coun
ty rings have long ruled both the old
political parties. . That there is possible
danger of this may be true; but thore is
very little possibility cf it. at least in
the near future. Each County Alliance
would wish for every reason to select a
few of her ablest and most trustworthy
men to be sent to the State Alliance.
But suppose we make districts of
five or eight sub-Alliances most con
tiguous to each other. Each district
to be entitled to one delegate, and more
Mian one where the membership of the
district is above a certain number anil
major fraction of that number sav
one hundred members to the unit ou
which to base representation. These
districts could have meetings of all tho
members in each sun-Aiiiunce in the
district, or the local Alliance could send
delegates to a district meeting at some
central point, or again the voting to
elect could be done at tho time and
place of the county meeting by the
delegates from these sub-Alliances con
stituting the district. Any of these
w-ys would make "ring rule about Im
possible. This outline is only a sug
gestion, and that grows ont of the words
of a brother who writes me on the sub
ject. I have uo special plan of my own
to urge. Almost any plan would suit
me better than the . present arrange
ment. If these words can bo the means
of calling out ether articles on this
subject from different parts of the state
I shall be very glad. Speak out. my
friends. I need not say more now. as 1
nope oiners wm oe heard Irom before
our state Alliance meets.
One other thought Whv not have a
lecturer ior each uongressioual district?
select tne aoiest man to be found in
the district so he may do a good work
in training the county lecturers. Able
lecturers can reach many who take no
Alliance paper. So far as human agency
goes the lecturer and the reform press
are the two great means of teaching the
waoie people wnai our principles are
i ours tor tne greatest good,
J. M. Snyder.
Madison County Alliance.
Battle Creek, Deo. 8th,1891.
Editor Farmers' Alliance: We
held a meeting of Madison County Al
liance, at this place Deo. 0th, for the
purpose of organizing an Insurance Co
They expect to complete all arrange'
ments on the 2nd of Jan, "93. Then
we shall be able to say with Lancaster
Co. wo have an Insurance Co. We are
also thinking of opening a coopeiU'
tive storo. o you see we are not com
pletely "wiped out" yet, and judging
from appearances we never will be.
we have learned a lesson never to be
forgotten, and next election dav every
farmer will be ready for the fight that
is to give us freedom or slavery, and I
think they will all say in the words of
ratricK Henry "give me liberty or give
me death." We stand greatly in need
of Alliance literature; every county in
Neb. should have at least oae Indepon-
uoui paper ana every member or the
party should take The Farmers' Al
liance. Nancy IIajkks.
Speaking of Christmas, what would
make a more acceptable preseit for
your friend than one or more of the re
form books ofteied for sale at this
ollice. ' They can be had in cloth bind
ing with name in gold suitable for par
lor table or library, and cover a wide
ranje of subjects.
Ertwlations Adopts by the Folk Connty
Alliance Dec. 5th. 1891.
Whkkea,, The time will soon be at
band when we the wealth producers
may find it convenient to look into the
natu- of the laws by which the wealth
of the land is divided lietween the peo-
ply who produce it and the speculators.
gamblers, swindlers and others who
Wuekeas, We find It the most con
venient lima of the year to meet to
gether and consider the justica, righ.
and morality of such existing laws, and
also to propose such changes ai may
be necessary to enable us to keep for
our nse and comfort such share of the
wealth we create a may be necessary
for the maintenance of home and fami
ly-. Be it therefore.
Sesolctd. lhat the president of this
county Alliance appoint a committee
or one from each of the Sub-ordinate
Allances in the county. And that the
president of each Subordinate Alliance
be requested to appoint a committee
of four from his own Alliance, who
shall cooperate with the members of
sola County committee in drawing aud
preparing bills for an act. Said bills
to be approved by a majority vote of
all the members of the Alliance who
shall be present and vote at such meet
Rtiohtd, That such bills receiving the
majority oi au votes shall be sent to
our members of Congress and Legisla
ture, as the ease may - be, together
with such Instructions as the voters
may see ht to give.
Resolced, That we most sincerely ask
all members of Alliances, K. of L, and
all other labor organizations toco-operate
with us in this attempt to better
Resolved, That a eopy of these resolu
tions be sent to the Farmers' Alliance
The President appointed the follow
H, B. Linton, C. R.Clark,
A. I Lilley. Liberty Clark.
Ole Bredeson, A. L. Wilson,
K. m. root. N. 8. M chener.
(Jeonre Ward. J. W. Crazier.
J. N.Hurd, C. D. Stoner,
V. B. Chapman. F. W. Brearham.
Call Wite, W. E. Denuins:.
I. J. Merrick. Sam Bullimrer.
John Callman, C. C. Bon aett,
rred Bali, N. V. Anderson,
Is a Fan a Bribe?
Springfield, Neb., Dee. 9, 1891.
Editor Alliance: I see that one of
your city cotemporarles wants the evi
dence of some one who is informed, as
to whether a pass is a bribe. Having
had some experience in that line 1 think
I can speak with authority, and impart
the necessary Information. I will con
sequently give an actual caw to illus
trate It, and leave those who do not be
lieve that a pss is a bribe intended as
such to Judge for tbemselvos as to
whether the conclusions are well drawn.
For several years I published a paper
in Colorado, sixty miles off the line of
the Saula Fe railroad, and during the
whole time excepting the first year,
held a quarterly pass over that road.
These passes were entiroly compli
mentary, no equivalent being required
by contract. The company occasion
ally sent in short special notices, of ex
cursions and the like which were ex
pected to be published as an act of
courtesy or as a matter of news, bat
their publication was discretionary.
Molwi lis 8nlmgmany o'theiechmce
reading uoticcs were sent me I never
published one of them, and yet the
passes were always promptly renewed
when sent in. and no Questions asked.
The point to be noticed is that while I
published nothing for the road I pub
lished nothing against it; simply re
i now removea my paper rrom Colo
rado to Kansas, and notwithstanding
the rule of the road to issue no passes
until a paper is a year old a pass was is
sued immediately under an advertising
contract which was now required, cither
for the reason of a change of tactics or
a change of states or because I had not
previously published anything they had
Now comes the sequel. I went to
Kansas City and left the paper tempo
rarily in chargo of my brother, and in
a'uout tho second issue thereafter he
made a canstio attack on the robbery
and unjust rates of the Santa Fe, citinz
some very cogent facts and figures.
i wrote my brother that 1 reared he
had played the devil, and reprimanded
him for his thoughtlessness. My pass
was about to expire, and I sent it in for
renewal; but they found this excuse and
that excuse they understood that I
had retired from the management of
the paper, and other pretexts which
could be conjured up. When all these
had been swept away I wan informed
that as I was going to remain in Kansas
City for some time anyway, thoy would
let the matter rest until the next quar
ter. Briefly, that was the last of the quar
terly passes over the Santa Fe railroad.
I received a trip pass once thereafter,
and 1 presume if I had kept on my
good behavior. In time, and probably a
short time, the passes would have been
istuied and renewed again as usual.
Yes, a pass is a bribe, intended a? a
bribe a bribe of silence. Except for
such, a pass would never have been
known and he who does not treat it as
such does not carry one. Silence in short
is the price of a pass, and if that isn't
bribery, lot some one who is "informed"
give it a name. S. M. Konkkl.
Resolutions of Condolence.
From Hardscrabble Alliance No. 809,
Furnas Co. Neb., Dec. 12ih 1891.
Whereas, It has pleased the Allwise
Ruler of the Uuiverse to remove from
our midst by death our esteemed and
worthy brother John Conser; therefore
Resolced, That In the doath of brother
Conser this Alliance has lost a faithful
and worthy member,
Resolved, That we the members of Al
liance No. 809 do hereby extend our
heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved
widow ana family of our deceased
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the records of our Alliance
and a copy be sent to the widow of
the deceased also to the Farmers Al
liance and Beaver City Times for pub
lication. ( R. A. Osborn,
Committee S B. Yeoman,
( John Wilet,
Tho Economist: Iho man who farms
performs hia labor with the hope of
reward for his tolL So long as the
money power robs of the fruits of his
labor, just so long should he devoto
more talk to reform of the financial
system than discussion of how to make
more crops. Not only should he talk,
but.he should be ready to strike down
any uian. politically, who is in the
way to the accomplishment of that re
form. . ..
"CAPITAL'S BEST FIELD.-
A Tmtj State mt Affair Wkii Farwlaa
Tho Chicago Tribune gives the-
big Leadline: 'Capital's Bast Field.
Views of aa En?lishman representing
$100. 000, 000. He will Report to tho
British Men of Money That the United
State Offers the Greatest and Most
Safe Opportunities to Investors Re
sults of aa Inspection of California's
Resources He Believes Chicago tho
Most Wonderful City in Amorica."
The paper goes on to ray that Mr.
fcpe.ver tolls him: ! left New
lork September 15 in a private
car that U. f. Huntington put
at my disposal. I brought Kichard
I. Morgan, a civil engineer along
with me. You soe the banks I repre.
sented wanted to have an inspection
ana report on the condition of proper
ties they hare put money intfli particu
larly the Southern Pacific and. between
Mr. Morgan and myself, the work has
He then recites his travels of 10.000
miles over -aur properties" and his
favorable impression: "I shall make
a favorable report I have four con
cerns for which I place large sums
of money Speyer Bros., of London,
Speyer & Co., of New York. L, Speyer
Ellhwen of Frankfort and Tolxeira do
Matts Bros., of Amsterdam. We hold
a hundred million dollars' worth of
Southern Pacific and other American
railroad securities, like Pennsylvania,
Illinois Central Denver & Rio Grande.
Northern Pacific, eta And the object
of my coming over here was not sim
ply to have an engineer look over the
properties, but get personally ac
quainted with tho men who are man
aging . them. I find the condition of
the roads satisfactory and the men in
charge thoroughly capable and I shall
recommend the United States for fu
ture investments. I consider Califor
nia a groat state. The railroad inter
est there is strong."
lie further soys that ho likes the
United States people better than the
Argentines. He considers them a
safer game to bleed, much more
adapted to his steady European usury
pumps. '-J.no Lutin-Amorlcaus are
not so, nor are they so thrifty."
Do you hear that you fool Ameri
cans? You thrice-sodden dolts!
Get a move on you!
And shovo off the whole infernal
crew of native and foreign blood-suckers!
Stop their plundering!
Take their accumulated plunder
By strlotly legal methods!
By Graduated Taxation! Chicago
It is not over-production that ails
our country. It is under-consumption.
lhero is much more difference in those
terms than one is liable to recognize
on first sight Over-production means
that the producing people have sup-
puoa all the consumers and have a
surplus on hand. They say the Amer
ican farmer has produced more cotton,
wheat and corn than consumption de
manded. This is far from the truth.
The American farmer, West has had
left on his hands what near-sighted
politicians declared to be a surplus of
corn and wheat, and the farmer, South,
had a like surplus of cotton. On the
very day the Kansas farmers burned
their corn foe fuel the Eastern pau
pers were crying for bread. Tha
very day the Southern farmers sold
their surplus cotton at a price below
the cost or production thousands of
homeless children were shivering in
tatters and rags. Then was it over
production? Not one bit It was un
der-consumption, caused by inability
to purchase. Would tho wretched
condition be removed if the farmer
would cut down his production?
Would that put bread in tho mouths
of tho millions of children which to
day go begging on our streets? Would
a decrease in the production of cotton
put a single garment upon their backs?
No. It would throw thousands out of
employment and cause them to join
the ranks of the hungry tramps. Then
is it not time these guardians of our
country's welfare were presenting a
plan of relief that will bear inspec
tion? The only thing we need is a stirau
lent for our ability to purchase. Give
those poor starving creatures the abili
ty to purchase and we will have no
over-production." Put more money
into circulation and it stimulates all
trade, making consumers of those who
otherwise could not consume. The
THE DEMO-REP. COMBINE.
The AUIinre llm No KWh!s Thy Arj
Hound to Hi.ip.irC.
Some of tho Kcpublioan blather
skites, who imagine thoy have a mo
nopoly of all tha loyalty and patriot
ism of this country, and who make
membership in that party of corrup
tion, scoundrolism and rascality a test
of loyalty to tho govornmont, have
said and are st ll ropoating it that, if
the calamity uowlor or People's party
man did not liko this country ho could
got out of it On two occasions re
cently, says tha Alliunce Tribune, a
man who disgruces the judicial bench
of Shawnee county, who prides him
self in haviug peon a soldier of the
Into war, gave utterance publicly to
the above declaration. Funston, an
old ass. that represents tho Second
district in congress, would deny to the
soldier who adheros to the Peoplo's
party a pension. Low Hanback, who
distinguished himself iu Oh'.o by
going on a roaring drunk and getting
in jail whila there to whoop it up for
McKinloy, would discipline the old
soldiers who are peuBioners, and who
belong to the Peoplo's party, by tak
ing their pensions away from them
until they are willing to go back to
the Republican party again. The
mere suggestion of such ideas show
tho desperate straits of that party, its
internal rottenness, the cool caloulatr
ing villainy of its leaders who not
only rob and steal, but would commit
murder to accomplish tboir ends and
purposes. To tha truo man in the
ranks of the Peoplo's party who an
swered his country's call and went
where duty called, who to-day draws a
pension, or does not draw a pension,
such sneers and threats from such
dastardly whelps aud contemp
tible scoundrels have no effect what
ever, except to act as a Ktimulous in
tho determination to accomplish tho
downfall of the two old parties and
their rottrn Iradera. The men who
baro left the old parties and n ni.A
' the nor, know what they are dolo;.
and of all men they will be the lat to
be intimidated by aluru, sneer and
, threats from anybody much lea the
Furistons, Hanbackk and J. IS. John
aon. Quito a largo per cent of the
, Feople's party vota of to-day are men
j ...v. ma , n ' wiioa ana
vote as they please, in those troub'.om
. aaya, ana the mouthings of the
' Funs'ons, Handbooks, and J. B. John
! sons only serve to awaken in their
I breasts supreme contempt for such
pimps of prediction and ulutocracv.
Wo are using strong language and
we only wish wo were capable of
making it stronger, to express tha
meaenre of contempt aud loathing for
any man and especially for a man who
woi-e the blue, who would deny to any
soldiur tha privilege of thinking and
voting as he may choose. Wo do not
think any tha less of a comrade for
being a Republican or Democrat
God blssa 'cm. they earned tha right
but when a pothouse politician of tba
Fcnston - Hanback - Johnson stripo,
enunc atcs the doctrine that because
an old soldier chooses to unite his po
litical fortunes with tho People's
party, ha no longer has any rights aa
au old soldier or a citizen that his
government or his state are bound to
respect, they forfeit all claims to re
spect and comradeship, and we boldly
proclaim such men cowards and pol
troonscowards, because thoy would
umlerhandodly and sneaklngly use the
government to coerce tho men who
aided in perpetuating its existent to
give and unwilling adherance to a
party they loath and desnisa. Pol
troons because such is tha ouintn.
cence of pusillanimity and meanness.
Tha Seuate Committees.
Washington. Dec 18. The princi
pal senate committees are as follows
Agriculture Paddock, chairman;
McMillan, Casey, Warren, Felton
George, Gibson of Lousiana, Jones of
Arkansas and Bates.
Appropriations Allison, chairman;
Dawes, Plumb, Hale, Cullom, Stewart.
Coekrell, Call, Gorman and Black
Commerce Frye, chairman; Jones
of Nevada, Dolph, Sawyer. Cullom,
Washburn, Quay, Ransom, Coke, Vest,
Gorman, Kenna, Gibson of Lousiana.
Education and Labor Carey, chair
man; Stanford, Washburn, McMillan.
Hansbrough, George, Pugh, Barbour
Mnance Morrill, chairman; Sher
man, Jones of Nevada, Allison, Al-
drlcb, Hiscook, Vooihees. McPherson,
Harris, Ransom and Carlisle.
Privileges and Elections Teller,
chairman; Hoar, Mitchell, Chandler,
Higgins, Ransom, Pugh, Gray and
foreign Relations Sherman, chair
man; Frye, Dolph, Davis, Hiscock,
Morgan, Butlor, Kenna and Gray.
Interstate Commerce Cullom,
chairman; Wilson, Hiscock, Chandler,
Wolcott, Higgins, Harris, Gorman.
Jones of Arkansas, Carbone and Col
quitt. Judiciary Hoar, chairman: Wilson,
Teller, Piatt, Mitchell, Page, Coke,
Vest and George.
Naval Affairs Cameron, chairman,
Hale, Stanford, Stockbridge, Chandler,
Mcpherson, Butler, Blackburn and
Gibson of Louisiana.
Military Affairs Hawley chairman;
Cameron, Manderson, Davis, Proctor,
Coekrell, Waltham, Bate and Palmer.
Pensions Davis, chairman; Sawyer,
Paddock, Shouy, Hansbrough, Gallin
ger, Turpio, Blodgett, Palmer, Vilas
Post-offices and Post-roads Sawyer,
chairman; Mitchell, McMillan, Wol
cott, Dixon, Washburn, Colquitt,
Blodgett, Brice, Irby and Chilton.
Rules Aldrich, chairman; Sherman,
Manderson, Harris and Blackburn.
Railroads Casey, chairman; Haw
ley, Stockbridge, Pettigrew, Power,
Peffer, Blackburn, Barry, Bate, Gor
don and Palmer.
Public Lands Plumb, chairman;
Dolph, Paddock, Allen, Pettigrew, San
ders, Morgan, Waltham, Barry, Pasco
Indian Affairs Dawes, chairman;
Piatt Stockbridge, Manderson, Petti
grew, Shoup, Morgan, Jones of Arkan
sas, Daniels and Vilas.
The following are the chairmen of
the other committees: Contingent ex
penses of tho senate, Jones of Nevada;
census. Hall; civil service and retrench
ment, Walcott; claims, Mitchell; coast
defense, Dolph; District of Columbia,
McMillan; enrolled bills, Sanders; en
grossed bills, Coekrell; epidemic dis
eases, Harris; to examine the several
branches of the civil service, Powers;
fisheries, Stockbridge; immigration
Chandler; improvement of tho Missis
sippi river and tributaries, Washburn;
library, Quay; mines and mining,
Stewart; organization, conduct and ex
penditures of executive department,
Hiscock; patents, Dixon; printing, Man
dorson; publio buildings and grounds,
Stanford; private land claims, Ransom;
irrigation and reclamation of arid
lands, Warren; revision of the land
laws of the United States, Wilson;
revolutionary claims, Coke; territories,
Platte; manufactures, Higgins; trans
portation routes to the seaboard,
The select committee chairmen ara
as follows: To investigate the condi
tion of the Potomac river front of
Washington, McPherson; Nicaraguan
claims, Morgan; woman suffrage, Ran
som; additional accommodation for
transmitting tho report of the Pacific
railway commission, Frye; on the five
civilized tribes of Indians, Butler; on
transportation of meat products, Vest;
on relations with Canada, Allen; to
establish a university of the United
States. Proctor; Indian depredations.
Shoup; quadiro-centeanial Pettigrew.
The Liborty Bell: Money-loaning
institutions, without exception, aro
our enemies. The business exploiter
and gambler, the party leader and
chronio officeholder, would all rejoice
at our fall, and finally the great mass
of the people of all occupations who
refuse or neglect to think for them
selves but drift aiong in the current
of party politics. The education and
conversion of this great classs is tho
only hope of tho Alliance. All the
others must be met in the open field
and fought to tho finish. It is idle to
waste time parleying with the forces
that emanate from the great parties.
They must bo defeated at the ballot
box. Thoy will listen to nothing
Tha rwr r (.aid.
It is tha gold power tha: is fighting
tha free coinage of silver. TVhy? For
'.ha same reason that any other mon
ircft would fight a rival that was to
be crown' d in the aame country to di
rida powers and honors with him.
aold is now absolute monarch, and
rules with unfeeling tyranny; and tha
iominent parties and politicians aro
ietcrmined that this rule shall not be
li-turbed And. as in tha . case of
most tyrants, tha people are less in
lebted to gold than to any other metal
sr commodity. Senator John J. In
?alls, in a speech made in tho United
States sonata. February lo, 1S78, drew
tha following very truthful picture of
Jo people in a great emcrgencv
sver found a faithful ally in gold. It
Is tha most cowardly and treacherous
of all metaU. It makes no treaty it
does not break. It has no Iriend it
does not sooner or later betray.
Armies and navies are not maintained
by gold. In time of panic and calam
ity, shipwreck and disaster, it becomes
tha agent and minuter of ruin. No
nation ever fought a great war by the
aid of gold. On tha contrary, in
the crisis of tho greatest peril it be
comes an enemy mora potent than tha
foe in the field; but when tha battle
Is won and peace has been secured.
gold reappears and claims the fruits
of victory. In our own civil war
It Is doubtful if the fold of New
York and London did not work
us greater injury than the powder and
lead and iron of the rebels. It was tha
most invincible enemy of tha publio
credit Gold paid no soldier or sailor.
It refused tha national obligations. It
was worth most when our fortunes
were the lowest. Every defeat gave
It increased value. It was in opon
alliance with our enemies the world J
over, and all its energies were yoked
for our destruction. But ws usual
when danger has been averted and
tha victory secured, gold swaggers to
the front and asserts its supremacy."
Is it not a little 6trange that an in
telligent people like tha people of tha
United States, with their inexhausti
ble resourcos and varied industries
will cling to the cast-off garments of
monarchy, and permit this metal to
measure their everything of value and
rule them with a tyrant's sway? That
It so rules them the gold men them
selves do not deny. Farmers' Home
B- Over 13,000,000 children are in
the schools ef the nation.
C. M. LOOMIS
Hardware, Stoves and Tinware.
JUas lately moved into the Veith building opposite the Post Office.
CD .Call and see his lino ef
Universal Oaksand Brands Brilliant BaseBurner.
He is desirous of Your Trade and will make it an object for you.
Will sell you
The Western Washer for only $4.50.
Boys Sleds and Skates; Roger Bros. Knives and Forks, Carvers and
Spoons. Come iu and puy a present for your friends. Tin shop in
905 O STREET,
Clothii Hals, Cans ai Furnislimg Goods.
BEATRICE, GRAND ISLAND, FALLS CITY, WEEPING WATER AND
1017 1019 0 STREET.
Solid, Whole Stock Kip Boots.
Name and price stamped on every
Boot Evidence of faith in the
quality of the goods.
ED. G. YATES,
1129 O Street. 1129.
WE HAVE GOT TO MOVE
SO WE OFFER
The Following Inducements:
Round Oaks, Cook Stores and Base Heaters at a very low price, Washing
Machines at 11.50 each. We handle the
American Round Oak and Red Cress Stores and Ranges.
We ask you to call and be convinced that we can sell you goods
Cheaper than any body.
1210 O St. S. WHITE.
6noocMor to Kruie Jt White)
LEADER IN LOW PRICES.
Xlhf la lit
Why is it that opposition to reform
make use as a weapon malignity and
fal representations? Why not lay
down some solid principles, some plat
form and stand out boldly upon that
and fight with whatever array of ar
gument it ran find based on truth.
Why is it that they select tha leaders
of a party or a reform movement and
placing them on tha highest point of
opposition, send missiles of all the
falsa accusations and rumors that can
bo gathered from tho parties who
make it their business to defame pub
lio character and to manufacture falsa
records to pander to popular favor or
in the hope of reward by petting a
finger into tha pie of tho capitalist
exchequer, or to gain an entrance into
favor, hopiflg for the appointment to
public office. Self-agirrandizement
instead of national or political benefit
favor to the few instead of relief for
the many. Why is it that self so often
shakes the wavering balance? Is
there no end to melignity, no vclca
that can cry out thus lar, and no
farther shalt thou go. Must iU foul
waters flood our land, sweeping over
the purest and most patriotic with its
maddening rush? No, the end is at
hand, the dovo has returned with the
olive branch, and the green mountain
of hope is in view. Southern Allience
Ttalnk or Thl.
The farmers of this country prod uca
a surplus of products worth throa bil
lions of dollars each year. Divida
this into twelve equal ports so that
the sales would be in months, and tho
result would be two hundred ana fifty
millions a month. If the farmers
would sell their products for cash, and
carry every cent of it home with them
for three months, there would be no
money in circulation. It would pro
duce a panic. It would bankrupt all
tha banks and make tho com
merce of this country halt in
consternation in the midst of
the ruin that would surround it.
Think of this! The government Is
the people. The people is the gov
ernment Why should the people rob
themselves of the means and instru
mentality of getting out of debt keep
ing out of debt and not permit them
selves to "pay as you go?" Tho gov
ernment the people adopts a policy
to compel the people to go in debt and
inevitably drift into poverty. For
what? Is poverty perferablo to inde
pendence? Is poverity mora desirable
than prosperity? Alliance Herald.
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