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About The farmers' alliance and Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1892 | View Entire Issue (June 2, 1892)
In Ojn Letter to aa M- G
1 be following U copy ef letter writ
tea by t NebraA farmer to member
of the hous committee oo. coinage
weights aud Mietsnres:
Biuxard, b., May 21, "92.
Hos. A. Tivlor:
Dear Sir: I bv only jut now beo
made aware of the fact that a till mUi:ur
wij contract payable In any kind of legal
tender numey any Mipulatioa la
the contract to the contrary n.twItU
standlns, has been introJucel by H-u.
O. M. Kemand referred to the committee
on ruinate weights and measures, of
which I am iof.rIned you are a member.
Ttie object of this letter is to impress on
your mind the importance of the ineai
nre, and to Mk yoii hi behaif of the
toiling mi'.li'ins of America wh tome
are fast falling Into the hind of th.?
'London money power" to us your best
endeavors to have said bill reported;
fswmbly to the house at us eurly a day
aa poitoiole, I am only a plain farmer
bJt for twenty five yetr I have been
watching the encroachments of capital on
the Interests of labor, and think that a
point has been reached which readers th
situation, critical, and unless congress
doe sotri thing, and that non in the lin
of relief the result will be fearful
Congress has year after year done the
bidding of the mon-y power, his turned
a deaf ear to tuw wishes of the siiastsss i.
laboring men and women, ami (liven the
money power all it bai asked for,
that it might ride at ease aBd gather lu
the wealth which we produced.
When the money power asked for the
banking cys'em bai-ed on bonds, it was
granted. When it asked for the i1mm
tlzation of silver it was given, and excep
Won asked to be placed on the fctuu we
use as currency has readily been grunted
Simply to allow Gold to cuntrol our com
merce and trade of every kind, so that
the object aimed tt the euslavemeut of
American labor Vy acquiring eur Boll
might be accomplished. Any mau who
cannot see that this thing U almost ac
complished is blind indeed.
The "Loudon money power" began
loaning money in Iowa in ISII, (I was
then a resident o: thit ftite.) bii.ee that
time they have beeu operating m various
parts of the Union, all the while watching
over the congress of the U. S. ond seeing
to it that the ads of coniivas were favor
able to their schemea. They have also
-was hed carefully over the acts of state
legislatures relittlira to interest on loans
and annullment of gold contracts.
The object aimed at as i said above is
the ownership of American soil so that It
jaay be farmed like Ireland, titid If tl.ey
can prevent the emigres of this U. b.
from passing a law annulling gold can
tracts they will very anon whie out Indi
vidual ownership o( farm land. 1 am
aatiniled that a very large p irt of tho mo.
ney Invested In this country in mortgages
Is foreliin capital. They have control ot
our Industries to a greHt extent and will,
If allowed to do so, soon wipe out the
last vestige of American freedom.
Will you as a representative of the
'people-rtand-with folded Immlg and see
tbe-peopUi thus consumed? I hope
' not; '
Look if you please at the recent Issue of
' Diner currency,' see on Its face the stipu
lation that It is a legal tender for all
debts and dues where not olherwim stipu
lated in the contract, then tell me what it
I tell you now candidly you must net
'and act at ouce if you have a heart which
beats for the laterest of laboring men.
Give us some measure of relief. There
are but two sides to the citiiRtion, one
that of gold, the other that of labor. La
bor seeks reilcr from oprejslou aud will
The American people are long suffer
lng, but when eorueied, as they soon
will be without some measures of re
lief U passed by congress they may prove
beasts to be feared.
Head this letter curefully, read it to
your fellow congressmen. Arouse to the
. luterests of America "the land of the free
and home of the brave" and cease to do
the bidding of a foreign power which
seeks to enslave us, and nil may yet be
A. C. Fkndehson.
The growth of tho Independent move
ment lu Omah'i is well illus'ra'ed in the
largely Increasing atten liuice at the open
meetings of the Omaha Citizen's Alli
ance which holds open meetings every
Friday evening for tho discuss on of
Land monopoly was the subject of dis
cussion at the meeting May 20; h, mil
many startling facts and figures were
given by the uiitcreiit speakers, a lew of
which we ive below:
Mr. I). Clem Deaver said: The stabil
ity of a couutry depends upon the owner
ship of tho lsnd by those who occupy it.
It has been truthfully said that a nation
can not long remaiu free whose people
do not own their homes. Taking tills to
be a true proposition it behoves us to
think twice before we again endorse with
our votes the political parties whoso .in
just laws are rapidly driving to the wall
the farmers, the original owners of tho
land, and concentrating It luto the hands
of a few millionaire corporations and
.American and foreign m tuey lords. Let
. us sea if we have have reason to tremble
for the ctuse of freedom In this country.
In a speech made hy Ignatius Donnelly
the other evening, he claimed that at the
rate the farmers were being turned Into
tenants it would be lut a few years until
there would not be a farno-r in the conn
try who owned the land he tilled, and I
wish to present to you tonight a few
figures showing the number of tenant'
farmers in some of the principal
agricultural states of this country, lu the
state of Nebraska we have In round num.
bers 12,000 tenant farmers, in Kansas r;!5.
000, Texas 67,000, Georgia 03,000, North
Carolina 53,000, Kentucky 44,000,TeBnes
eee 58,000, N. Y. 40,000. Pennsylvania
45,000, and Illinois 80.0J0. In 21 states in
this country there are more tenant farm
era thau In England, Ireland. Scotland
and Wales put together, and In the city
of New York alone there were during the
past year, more evictions for the non-payment
of rent than there were iu the land
Jord cursed "emerald Isle" across the
i'M The vast estates held by foreign nnbll
Uy alone, aside from those empires of
land held by railroads and -other corpora-
" tions, are startling in the extreme. A
few of the larger holders are as follows:
English syndicate in Texas three million
acres, Holland land company three mil
lions, Sir E. Heed two millions, Barou
Tweedale of England two millions.
These are bin a few of the large
foreign land monopolizers who hold
countlefs acres of the most productive
'and in the United States, and draw year
ly In the shape of .ground rents millions
of dollars, or In other words the labor of
millions of our people, to be spent in liv
ing in luxury and debauchery in
How do these mn get possession of ail
this land? Certainly they could n.it have
earned it, and they did not secure a title
from Ood Almighty, No indeed, but
they did secure it by special legislation
In their Interest by the congresses elected
to protect the inte-ests of the producers
of this country.
Let os stay a moment and see now
some of this land wm obtained. About
ten years ago a few men la Chicago
formed a syndicate (Senator Farwell was
on of thrml anl went down to TrM
s-il uiiiile a bargain with the legislature.
1 y raid a Urcala with the legislature,
because the people would never tin
asrried to it It was a Mlo: that in
Consideration that they boil i the fctat of
Texas a state house worth one and one
half million d liar.-', they bbculd hstve as
payment thre million acrei of Texas
prairie land; that wan r,0 cell's per acre.
This was done In October, and lb- next
March they unloaded a large pi.rt of it
to an Lugii :b tycditu'e Kr several mil
lion d( liars.
Have yon ever asked yourselves what
this method ultimately meats? It means
rhit m-e yew J American thrift, Ameri
can push, "and American enterprise will
have built up railroad, churches, col
leges, school houses, manufacturing
establishments and dwelling houses
around this land until It will be worth
thirty dollars an acre. What will the
Enirlish syndicate have done in the mean-
tine to euhnn.ee the value of that land?
Will they have laid out a day s laborl
No, not one. Will they have spent ;i
dollar? No. What will thty have doner
They will have drawn thousands, yes
millions of dollars from America in the
form of ground rents and spent it in liv
ing in lnxury and debauchery In Europe.
It also menus that you aud I will raise up
children handicapped so that they will
hive to work In the cotton and wool-n
mills, or in the mines, or somewhere else
at a beggnly pittance of a dollar a d .y '
Li m.Vy nu, ,.f that nittmee to I
pthVEngliMndicate per acre I
for that land thnt lias been made worth It
by our own thrift and industry, and not
through anything the Kog!L-h syndicate
may have done.
You are doubtltss all familiar with the
Union and Central I'aeitle H. H. grant",
where congress gave away by ono act of
legislation over forty two million acres
of land that was selling to soldiers at
$1.2 5 per acre, making upwards of .W
millions of wealth, and all wo have to
show for it is a second mortgage on the
road, which wa3 practically built by the
U. !S. government."
Mr. Deaver cited several other cases
where large tracts of land hnd been given
to corporations for practically nothing,
and warned his hearers against continu
ing In power the old parties who
sanctioned this -wicked legislation by
their votes and their silence, and tire at
the present time engaged in a scheme to
turn over what remains of our public
land to ditch companies ostensibly to aid
lu the irrigation of the lands, but really as
an outright gift of this laud to private
parties, who will not expend a day's
labor or a dollar m return lor the same.
Au Appeal to Democrats.
How lotiL', Oil democrats, will you con
tinue to follow blindly titter falsa gods
aud treacherous leaders? Ho v lung will
you be led like lambs to the slaughter,
and like sheep dumb before your shearers,
open not your mouths? How long will
you follow a leadership that Is helping
to fasten upon on a tinancial system that
has already robbed millions of honest
men anil women of their earnings and
How long will you follow the men
who have aided the republicans in fasten
ing upon us a policy that has strewn 1 he
road of commerce with disasters, wrecks,
bankruptcy, and ruin, and turned
millions out of employment.
How long will you vote for the party
that helped the men who held your
notes, mortgages and bonds, to destroy
half the money in the country by demon
etizing silver, and now tell you in your
teeth that you can uever again have free
coinage of silver.
Oh! democracy, how have the mighty
fallen, how have the great became 8m:tll,
how have the strong became weak, how
have the noble, great men of the party
been brought low by the seducing inllti
euco of money, and sold our heritage to
I once worshiped at the shrine of
democracy with nil the loyalty and devo
tion that any man ever b.oved the knee to
his political god. But when I discovered
my leaders the same nion who are now
leading you In secret conclave with the
leaders of the republican party and the
Jewish money lender, plotting such con
spiracles against the people as deinomv
ti.ing sliver and others jut as damutdile,
1 tell you I dropped the democratic
party quicker than 1 wo;Ul a poisonous
'I his plot vis develop -d In lSId at the
St. Louis convention when Tilden was
nominated for president. The delegates
from tl" western states headed "by Tom
Eing. Oorge H. IVudh'ton, D m Vor-
hees, Thomas Hendricks ,ud others, de
manded t!mt t!te t'oiuls Which had been
bought with papa- should be paid in the
same kind of money. A Wall Street
banker who repiesev.ted the bond holders
jumped upon the iloor and with a stamp
of his foot said "it's high timocthis dam
nable greenback principle was stamped
out of the western wing of the democra
At that time the money powvr got lis
bands on the thvont of the democr.itic
party and it lias owned Mid controlled it
Then I left the party, aud that was tha
time when every western denim rat
should have resented that iti-ult by doing
as I did.
Democrats, corae let us reason together.
The independent party is asuing noth
ing more than you siy is just.
It is asking: not only taritY reform, but
it is asking finance reform. It is asking
that silver be restored to Its former free
coinage, and many other reforms that
will help us to clear away the mortgages
from our farms.
I hero Is nothing In a nam-. A rose by
another name would smell just as swee".
Your cries for relief through the demo
cratic, party are like the feeble wail of an
infant, crying to the hurricane and the
cyclone as they dash on in their mad
career of ruin and destruction. Listen
no longer to the siren tones ami senti
mental entreaties of such old political
pirates and hypocritical traitors as Miller
Take your feet from the mire and clay
of so called denocracy, cross the river of
unclean politics aud burn the bride be
hind you so that you can never go b ick
as you did Id years ago.
It is n3 disgrace to leave yocr party,
Thoiras .Jeffer ,u p. ft his party, Abraham
Lincoln left ah party.
In the course of human events It often
becomes the duty of men to cut loose
from their political associates in order to
maintain and uphold the true principles
of freedom and equality to all men alike
as demanded by that once grand old
democratic party when 1 worshiped at Its
Come up under the burner of the peo
ple's pary which is marching upon the
high road of progress and reform, de
manding that all men of every sect, creed,
color and condition shall stand equaly
before the law. -'Go with us to
J. B. Romine.
K. of L. Resolutions.
TneK. of L. Assembly of Holdredge
sends resolutions declaring that they are
In politics -with both feet;" that they will
be at Omaha July 4th in a body with" their
banner, and calling on organizations to do
likewise: favoring" Weaver and Polk, and
opposlnguch men as G-esham and Stan
ford, and favoring Honest John il. Pow
ers for governor.
; P. W. Smith, M. W,
L. C. Hicks, Sec'.
Wiif.kkas, The rnemlr of the city
couccil of Lincoln Nebraska have wen fit
to pftktai-eriuin resolution in-trueting the
Nreet t'ommUsioner of the said city re
quiring the ialx rers to work leo hours
per day at $1.7., ami thereby redwing
the wages ot the said men, who have
been getting f 1.50 per day for eight hours
Whereas, The enforcement of taid
resolution will throw wme of the men
out of employment by reason that it
would take at least one tifth lesg men to
perform the same work,
Whereas, The Honorable Mayor has
vetced the a'd resolution, therefore
Revolted, That we condemn the action
of the members of the said council that
offered aud voted for the siid resolution.
And be it therefore
R'sofred, Tint members of K. of f..
lHoy congratulate the Miyor f'-r his
manly course in behalf of the laboring
men of this city.
W'hkukai, We are called imarchists
we would like to cite the uttentii n of the
council to the eight hour ordinance of
this city and also tho eight hour law of
II. M. Keevks Master Workman pro tem
J. M. IIummikkv liotording bee.
The National Union Oj-
F' f 'V ,! I
lutlon denouncing the National Cordifj
Co. as a ! " '"Z
Superior Alii ince No. 2052 Sends reo-
from tho users ol twlne;Mcclaring ngains'.
the National Union Co., as being practi
cally the same organisation; stating that
the w will use no tine made hy this
company ami denouncing omeiais 01
farmers organizations wno nave tieiruyeu
their cause by supporting the National
Union Company, bigned.
Has Got His Eyes Open
For several years I huye read the
Omaha foe, the Bee that stings but Itosy
d'M-sn't send It any more. He wanted to
know my reason for not subscribing
again. All I can fay to hint is that I
have got my eyes opened. I want to
read papers that will tell me what !he
thieves are doing. Ho boys, wake up and
say we are boss. What we want is hon
esty, good mni to the front. I see the
campaign fund must b) kept up, so our
men that work hard can be paid some
thing. So, .Mr. Editor, mark mo down
for one acre of wheat or 10. Brother
farmers, f.ill in and do likew ise. i'ou
will never run it. Mark what, 1 tell you,
never stop till we get these dishones'
whelps in the rear. While we work and
sweat to feed our families these cunning
fellows are scheming to beat us out of it.
There is nothing more noble thai:
right. Fraternally yours,
J. W. Mii.i.kk.
What We Want.
I am cotaiii nlllance man or a soldier;
but a brother for right, liberty aud jus
tice. I am a poor broken down farmer.
I am a reader of all the papers I can get.
There is on lying sheet that 1 nut
ashamed of. We call it tiie Lying Bee.
We are glad that we can read your pnpei
rtiid we hope that you will continue to
publish every traitor to the people.
What we want, Is mora men like Me,
Kelghau and the rest of the "Alliance
Mine" to battle for right. We want, less
appropriations. We want less fees for
some of our olllcers. We want the inort
L'tiL'e 0:1 the 1 . r. roan loreutoseu. n u
want the Newbury bill passed. We
want every union soldier of the late war
to have a pension. We don't want,
soldiers iu high ollice to have any more
pensions thau a common private. U'e
wt nt equal rights to all aud special p:iv
ileges to none.
1 notice an article stating that the
writer could not get tiie reform ),ipers as
soon as others get their papers. We
never get the Alliance or Xoncmformist
until Monday, if you know the retis..u
please publish it.
T.J. Stuck hi,.
The Ladies' Independent Club.
Enrrou Alliance Isdki-kshknt:
The ladies Independent club of Blaine
township, Kearney county, met May 20:h.
It, wis the tirst meeting after receiving
their churir. There was a good a't.-nd
Alice, and much enthusiasm. Before
dinner they sewed carpet rag-'-, th pro
cecds ot which go to their campaign
fund. After dinner they went through
the regular order -f business and mapped
out their campaign work. The s-ssion
was elivene.-l by singing patriotic
A unltorm was decided upon: d:,
dress, red sash, with white badge.
makes the red, white and bin-.
They inteud to make a specialty of at
tending all political gathering., ati.i dis
tribute and sell campaign literature.
I'ltey will also cull upon as many doubt
ful voters as possible during the cam
paign. The club will meet every two
weeks .at the home of some one of tiie
members. Next meeting will b-o June 1!
at .Mrs, Phillip Purdy's. A bed quilt is to
be quilted, the proceeds to go t) the
Olllcers of Pioneer Club, No. 1: Pres.
Mrs. Julia A. Spink; vice-Pres., Mrs. Car
rie Ledler; Sec, .Mrs. Emma Pnrdy;
Treas., Mrs. Louise Mevers. Executive
Committee, Mrs. M. C. Reed, Mrs. H. E.
Thompson, Mrs. Lizzie BirdsiU.
Xotb: Mrs. A. Spink sends us the
above, wh'ch we publish with great
pleasure. This is the first ladies indepen
dent club organized in the state, also the
tirst club to apply for a charter under the
new plaa of organization. We wish
them God speed In their noble woik.
Cotner University Summer School
Commences July 5th and lasts 8 weeks.
Tuition $8; board and room $2 50 per
week. Classes organized in leading
studies from Intermediate Arithmetic to
Geometry ouu Cicero. Write for particu
lars to Puof. E. D. Hakkis,
Bethany Hlghts, Lincoln, Neb.
Carelessness About Chickens.
Carelessness is the disease that car
ries off most of tno young chickens.
One way in which it does this is by
not properly protecting them from
cold draughts and dampness. If
there are openings about tho bottom
of the coops tho little chickens, being
close to the tloor sutler from it. All
the ventilation should be jrom above,
so that they will not be in line of the
draught. Do not let them run out,
either, when the weather or ground is
cold or damp. Clear, dry, cold
weather will not -hurt them, but tie
dampness will. I5e careful, too. in giv
ing the water. Keep it constantly be
fore them fresh and clean, so that
they may get to it as wanted, but
have the trough arranged so that they
can not plunge in and get wet ail
over. If you will observe this matter
and then keep them free from lice, you
will probably crow most of your
chicks to maturity and lind soma
pleasure or profit in the business
THE YOUNG FOLK'S COILNEIl
INTERESTING MISCELLANY FOR
THE YOUNG PEOPLE.
Trasfle JoklngTwo Curloua Old
TalBlind Dash About
Mlrrora Flatht With
a Shark A Cirl'a
" About Mirrors.
The necessity for something which
would enable man to Bee his own face
must have been early apparent, and
in all probability the first mirror was
tho placid surface of a body of water.
The next most accessible object was
a piece of polished metal, and it was
of this) material that the first arti
ficial mirrors were made. The Israel
ites1, under Moses, had mirrors ot
bra.su, and douotiess oth?r inotals
were used long before that period.
Mack glass was used for mirrors,
as well as transparent glns-j with
some black substance on the
back. It is related that the Spaniards
found mirrors of polished black stone,
both convex and concave, among the
natives of South America.
T-he mirror.-: of the ancient Greeks
and Uonwins) were thin discs of
bronze, highly polished, and usually
fashioned wit h handles, t hough Home
times they were set upright 011
Later on, Bilver was useL and the
first mirror of solid silver is said to
have Iiee4t made by Praxiteles, in the
time of Julius CVs.ir. Subsequently
silver minors took the place of braes
or bronze ones almost altogether,
though steel, copper, mid even cold,
were also employed. "Looking-glasses"
of nietrtl were employed
everywhere up to the fifteenth cc-nt-uiy.
From t lie twelfth to the.fiff cent h cen
tury sinnll mirrors, carried in the
pocket or attached to tho girdle,
were regarded as indispensable ad
juncts to ladies' toilets. The pockc-t-inirror
was a circular plaqueot polish
ed ltii'C'il lixed iti a shallow box and
covered with a lid.
Ivory nils usually tiie material of
such cases, and an a rule they tvere
carved in relief wit li representations of
love, domestic scenes, hunting sports,
and the like, Gold, silver, uiaini Is,
and ebony were likewise used (is ma
lt rials. The sort of mirror worn at
the gitiile hnd no cover, but was pro
vided with a short handle.
In the Middle Ages, when steel and
silver mirrors were almost exclusively
used, a met hod of backing glass for the
same purpose with thin sheets of met
al was known.
Small convex mirror: of glass were
nitiile in Germany before the sixteenth
century, and were 111 demand until
eoinptirntivt'Iy modern times. They
were produced bv blowing small glass
ulobes, into which, while they were
hot, was passed through a pipe a mix
ture of tin, antimony, and resin.
When the globe was coated inside it
was allowed to cool, and was aller
wards cut into convex ii iises, which
formed small but well-delined images.
Hand mirrors ot metal are still in
common use in Oriental countries.
In China ami Japan they are usually
made of bronze, slightly convex, and
about twelve inches in diameter. The
Japanese woninn who is so' fortuuato
as to own a mirror regards it as tho
most precious of her possessions.
A remarkable story of pratical jok
ing is related of a young Frenchman
in the "Souvenirs d'un Vieux Li
bruire." The old fable of the boy who
cried "wolf" too often has had few
such tragic illustrations in fact. Os
wald, a witty and original randan,
had a mania for practical joking. lie ;
was very amusing to his friends, bus, '
when his taii-nt -i were exerted to I
oil 1 ,;!
some wrong There was nioro
ss t'uaii i'un in Ins wit. !
cuing when a in. -in wlio li, 'Ul
treated him poli
lie revenged bine
fly g:i v
lightly deformed. Aii theliniu-h-!
of Paris, live hundred in tuiin
Driscuted t hcini.olves, utliir'.'-
eeptinn. I i.ey ba.l rteciceil notices
lrom Oswald thai, it they would go to
this address on this evening tiiey
wotild learn of a leg, ev which had bet 11
When a play, written by a man v im
had roused his anger, hy lending ::
newspaper at the wedding of one 01 h:
friends, was produced, he pivvi nle-1
its success by inducing two luuulii-.l
and fifty friends to attend i! carrying
great books. These young men, who
occupied prominent sea'. s. read 1 heir
books while the performance was go
ing on. and whenever I 'acre was nny
niuilause each of tiiein. as if moved bv
turned over a leaf. The
the leaves and th.; spec-
ttu-lu of the
luen absorbed in reading
made the 1
:HUr;uance a complete
Oswald's friends were always on the
look-ou! for some ruse. He once
notitiiji t hem that on New Year's Day
he should get t he best of t liem all in
some iosC, and New Year's morning
each received this notice, "lleniem
ber." They were or. their guard.
As they were leaving a hou;-- where
they had breakfasted Osivald sud
denly slipped on the sidewalk. His
friends rushed to his assistance,
but paused before they reached
"This is ids ruse," sDir.e one said.
Clearly, tiie man who was so proud
of his talent for mimicry was bent on
deceiving tlieni all into thinking hint 11
(Vuigman. tor lie lay t lie re moaning
tniifiilly, his fitce ilrr.w
as if with terrible '.win.
Hist friemln stooil
mule jokes ami putts
lines ot" comic soims, a
-smint; him nil
the while that they were not ileeievetl
hy his act in;;. At last he o.u e a
hoarse, mournful cry. lookeil at them
sail'ly, anil then ceased to moan or
writhe. In a nevcr-t n-'ee-forgot ten
ct horror ami sorrow his
realized that Oswald was
El nd Dash.
Dash was not a full-blooded collie,
lint he was 11 line doo and remarkably
intelligent. He was early trained to
drive the cows from the pasture with
out assistance. This hedid for several
vears: then he siuldenlv became Wind
from what seemed to lie
the optic nerve. For a
few days lie
was greatly depressed.
about in a disconsolate way, and for
days "together scarcely changed his
poi!ift. Fin ,'v. Li 111 -ter .::-' . ;
- in coining li.t-b to to nimgwi'h
him one morning to drive the cons 'o
Tiiat afternoon, of hi! own mco.-l.
the dog went after the .-uttl". ::.!
from that time onward he re n.i ;
hw former habits, doing hi work ;osr
ait well and as faithfully as "when btt
could see. lie never made a mistake
in the number of cows, and never h-;t
a cow behind save once, audthat hap
pened in this wise:
One afternoon wie-n the cows
came home. "Old Pritidle" was mis,
m. lash drove t'oe cattle into x'n
barnyard, and then was seen going to
ward the pasture on a run. A half
hour later ho returned without the
"Where is Erindle, Dash?" hi a
The dog looked despondent; he '.mug
his head and dropped his tail as if
"Go lind Brindle," commanded the
Dash turned and ran for a few steps
in the direction of the pasture, and
then trotted slowly back ami s :;t
down before his master, as if to say,
"It's no use. I've tried, but 1 iriu't
get that cow."
At his master's repeated i-ommai'i,
ho again ran o!f for a few steps, lor.
returned as before, this time whining
"Something wrong, is there, old dog'
Well, I'll go along and see," said the
man. ami lie started in the direction
of the pasture.
A wonderful change came over Dash
at this inovo of bis master. Wide
atvakeand tail wagging, he led the
way, wjth occasional sharp, express
Without a moment's hesitation liu
lei his master straight to tin; spot
where Old Lrindle stood, and th ::.
began bjirking vociferously, ns 1111:1 li
as to suy, "There, you see how it is I
couldn't stnrt her.'L
The cow had caught her head in the
crotch of an apple tree. Shu had been
reaching for apples, and having put
htr head into tiie crotch from a hove,
was unable to withdraw it, and thtrc
she hung, a picture of stupid misery,
ill iijiliiincnt danger of choking to
death. - - - -
She was released, after considerable
dilliculty, anil Dash drove her home,
llu had saved Iter lite, his master
thinks, for she could hardly have
lived through the night in such a posi
tion. Two Curious old Tale3.
Xoman-nl-.Vouar, an Arabian King
who reigned long, long ago at Hirab.
commanded the architect Sennoniar
to build him a wondrous paiaee. This
t!io art hitect. did, anil when it was
done a single stone fastened the whole
s! ructure, and the colors of the wails
changed frequently during tho day.
The King was greatly )1"osim1, and
snowereil all Kinds 01 ncli guts upon
the buihhr with the lavishliess of Ori
ental kings. Hut iiiw'.;i:'i lis were
treacherous in those old days, an i it
occurred t o the King that- Sennem.ir
might build a palace equal in beauty,
or even superior, lor some rival ruler.
The more he thought over il; the
more jealous he l e.'.ne.e, until nned.ty
he ordered tiie architect to bj thrown
from tiie top of the palace, to ninl.v
ceil ain that no duplicate palace wou'.i!
be made. After tins the King was sat
isfied t hat his pn-laee was the only
one, and the Arabians ivj.ird-ii it as
one of the wonders (!' the world.
This ol'd story is told i the his
torian I )' Ileriie'si , bit; another ami
similar 0110 is related by an Irish
writer. If thev are both true, it
proves that kings are equally t roach- j
erous nil tin? world over: I
Ever so long ago -an African colony I
resided in the north Ot Ireland, and
No.mheidii, a ruler who came there!
with his people, selected lour of them
to build lor him. This potentate was j
i rat her etr:ivag in'., for he wanted
, a in
I aese were
il. lings thev
s a s t i
In: is ii
being twice as
lea r some ono
;i 1 so unon I lu
l.-i vtsh in p,
v, as t w ice 1
S 111 ,1
A Gii i's Room.
The girls of t iie household
have chciTiu! rooms, wli
1 feel a
ui-eive t heir girl friends anl
: pride in playing the hostess, f
! writer iu the New York Triiian
j Such n roim need not be of;
; size, but it should lie dainti
1 neatlv t'nrni-hkd. There is no
j ,v.ay in winch you can educate a girl
i to he neat a:id orderly than to g;ve
! her a pi operiv furnished room, and
ret ; ti ii'
- liet to ti;
care ol it.
In r lir.-t les-
s ui in 1 1 n ii'i iiili le aiscK eepih. aiel
a:- itiires liahits oi orderaiid neatness.
Tiie jileastire ,1 o:rl takes lYom such
a room as l iiis, and the inihiciiee it
exerts ttniard making her a womanly
juhI domestic person, should in them
selvi s lie s; i'oiil; enniiL.'ii arguments 1o
iiititue a moi her to saerilicelierpiirlor
in order to pro vide com lor table t uoiits
lor li r i;ir!s.
It shois'.d above all thinjs be thor
ou.:lily neat, sunny and cln. eil'ul, and
should be the niiTs private room, and
al! the beloneius should be her per
I sonal property. It should be her daily
' duty to keep it in thoroir.rii order.
Fight With a Shark.
.1 desperate Unlit between a man and
I a shark iu Mannkau harbor. Tha
i man was a. lieacoti-lilit keeper, ar.d
! was out in h's boat, when it was
struck by a squall and swamped, arid
the occupant- left in the water. Atier
tryinj- to ri;;lit the boat, without
sueeess, he i-rasp.ed an oar, and. be
in i a t:ood swimmer, struck out lor
hind; but as the tide was running he
was swept down the harbor a dis
tance of three miles. At that pom;
he was attacked by a large s-liark.
whi'-ii crabbed at his hand. lie pro
tected himself, however, with the oar
which he tried to ram down tin
shark's throat. The lish retreated,
and when it renewed the attack t he
man had his sheath-knife drawn, and
desperately stabbed tho shark in the
side. Tiie water instantly became red
with blood, and the shark swam
awav in great haste. Just then a
boat canie in siht, and the beacon
light keeper was hauled in, having
been in the watl-r t'.vo hours mid
PLATT0EK ASD ADDEES3 OF Till
Adopted at St. Loui, rebruarj 24, 1802.
"This, tbe flrt gntl labor oiir.fertnee of
the United 8un! aad ot tbe worul, rt-pre-n-tintr
all divinions of urbita and lural orirerj
ized iii4utrjr. aemlle4 in na'ionai con-mi,
invoking upon in &clon the biewimr and pro
tection of A imiirhtjr Gd. iut lorth to nnd
for tt preueert of tBi nation, this deefara
tlon of UDluft and isvieut n :t ri
"The condition wtitch turrvun4 US best
Juntiiy cur cc-operation. We meet in tbe
midst of a nation brouirht to the vnre f tuo
rai, politic-Hi. and material rum. Csrrupiion
dominate ti,e ua iol Cox, th legislatures, the
conpresj. a-jd tuuebe even the ermine of tbe
bench. The pecpie ere demoralize i. Many
c'. the states va beta cjinpeut-d to Umate
the voter at the p-Ilaiif pjitcS in orK-r 10
prevt-nt uti:rert; inti:ni1a:na orbri'.KTy.T-H-nspapcrc
are ub3iilued or truiied, pattlio
opinion siienc-d, business prodtrttei, oar
homes covered with jort(rare, lalwir impov
erished, ar.a t.'ielhe .and C'ii-euTriti:nrf in the
banda of capitaiists. The urban unrtmei ase
denied the rirht of orHi7.at!oa for pe.I-pro-tection;
imported pauperi.'.':! labor bt-.its
downtheir wares; a birehmf stanJiatr army
iinreCDif oize.1 by our laura, ii eetabiiEbed to
shoot them down. anl they a-e raidiy dy
eneratini to Kernpean Conditions.
"The fru.'.s of the toil ot uiii.ions are V1MI7
etolen to build upcoiosstl iori'jne. unprece
dented in the hnilory of tho worid. wbi.e tV ir
poascbSOM detpige the r;jpub;ic arel endnnrer
liberty, t'rora the gam j prolitio womb of j-ov-err.uienuii
injustice we breed tho two im-at
eldest.- paupers and millionaires. Tiie na
tional power to create money i appropri
ate to en::ch bondholders; sliver, which has
been accepted as coin smee the dawn of his
tory, baa been demonetized to add to the
purehaiintr power of goid by decreasing
vaUeofall form of property aa well as hu
mHn labor, end the supply ot currency is
purposely abridKtd to fatten usurers, tauk
rupt enterprise aud engiave industry. Avast
conspiracy airainet mankind baa been organ
ized on two continent and is taking posses
sic n of the world. I f not met az d overthrown at
once it forebodes terrible social convjisior.,
the destruction of civilization, or the estab
lishment of an absolute despotism.
"In this crisis of Uumap. affairs the lr.tell
frent and worfelnjr people, producers of tho
Uuitcd States, have come togelherintlioiiame
01 peace, oraor ana society, to aeleaa liberty, 1
prosperity, ana lustice.
'Wo declare our union and indopendcrce.
We assert our p irpose to vote with that po
litical orgauizatiua which represents oar
"We charge that the controlilner influences
domination the oid political parlies have al
lowed the existing dreadful conditions to de
velop without serious eJjrt to reUrain or
prevent them. Neither do they now intend
to accomplish, reform. They have agreed to
gether to 'g-nore, in the comic eaupaicn ev
ery issue but one. They propone to drown tho
outcries of a plundered people with the up
roarof a shmu battle-over the triti'; so that
corporations, national bank-, ring's, trusts,
"watered stockn," the demonetization o! sil
ver, and tho oppressions ef usurors, my ail
be iost siirht of.
"They prooo to faoi-ISce our homes and
children upon the a'ur of Mammon. 10 de
stroy the nopes of the multitude in oilier to
cecure corruption funds from the great lords
"We assert that a political organization, rep
resenting the political principles herein stated
Is necessary, to redress the grievances of
which we complain.
"Assembled on the anniversary of the
birth of the illustrious inau who led the first
great revolution 011 this continent aimiust
oppression, 111 led with sentiment which act
uated mat Kiunn generation, we seek to re
store the government of the republic to tho
hands of the "plain people" with whom It
originates. Our doors arc open to allpinta
of the compass. We ask ail botieet men to
Join with and help us.
"Inorder to restrain the extortions of ag
gregated capital, to drive tho money
cnangers out of the temple; to form a perfect
union, establish justice, insure domestic
tranquility, provide 1-: rthe common defense,
promote t!.o general welfare, asd secure tho
blessings ef liberty for ourselves and our pos
terity, we do ordtiiu aud establish the fol
lowing PLATFORM OP PKINCIPLES:
"We declare the union of tho labor forces
of the United Slates, this day accomplished,
petmanent and perpetual. May its spirit en
ter into nllhcarU for the salvation ol the re
public and tiie tiplil'tlngol' nnuikiud.
Wealth belongs to him who creates it. Ev
ery dollar taken from industry without an
equivalent is robbery, if any will not work
neither ahull he cat. Tho interests of rural
and urban labor are tho eame; their enemies
DEMANDS ENUMERATED. .
"1. We demand a national currency, safe
sound and flexible, issued by the general
government only, a tail legal tender for all
debts, public aud private, and that without
the useot bankingcorporatiens, a just, equit
able means of circulation, at a tax not to ex
ceed 2 per cent as set forth in tho sub-treas
ury plan of the Farmers Alliance, or some
belter system. Aipo payment in discharge of
its obligations for public improvements.
"2. iv'e demand free and unlimited coinage
"3. We demand t'sat tho amount of circu
lating medium be speedily increased to not
lees than i'M per capita.
"t we demand a graduated inoome tax.
' i. Vie believo that the money of the
couutry should be kept as much as poesililo
in tho hands of the people, uad hence wo de
mand that ail national, and state revenue
shall bo limited to the necessary expenses of
th government, economically and honestly
' Wodemand that postal Btivings banfca
be established by the government for the
safe deposit of the earnings of the peop.eand
to facilitate exe'iiango.
"7. The land, including ait the natural re
sources of weaith, is the heritage of all the
people and should not be monopolized for
speculative purposes, and alien ownership ol
land should be prohibited. Ail lands now held
i-.y rfiiironas-nnd oihereorporiuinns jnexreKs
of their actual needs, aud all lands now owned
by aliens, should be reclaimed by the govern
ment and held for actual settlers only.
"s. 'transportation being a means of ex-
cornice and a public necessity, the govern-
ment should own nnd operate the railroads
in the interest of tbe people.
"9. The telegraph and telephone like tho
post cltiee system, being a necessity lor the
transmission of news, should bo owned and
operated hy the government iu the interest of
STATE LECTUJ-.KRS DATES.
State I.eetur- r tv. H. 11, eh nr.il J. P.. I'.nr.iine
wii: iitt I , -01 it .- cl" inectii,.'.-: itt 'c,v:titl coun
ty In iiir-eiiw i.t
Ceiii .iiiietvi:, Juno 4.
i.et . " 11.
l.titii. ' s.
tit act i- Croflr.g. "
It ientbiie Al, iiii.ee in J tcwi f hip. " In.
i'rioiii, " 11
Ai pim.ie tin clings and 1 very body invited,
fealiinyr te tn-giti itt 7;.i0. p. in.
iv. P. Wr'u-ht. Asst. state Ltcturer will
ppoafe in Lancaster county on the toiicwaig
Fee. era! ' l-'r!dr.y f-fcnir.g Juno 10th
Koek ( i-cei; Alliance Sns. evening June 11th
oak 'a,iey. Mtiutiav " " l-'.
Yark c tiid Tin May " " H.
llartlete Wi'ilnisdav ' ' lo.
i-intft prise c-hoc! house Tbui-sdiy evening
It is hoped thrsPKieetir-gs Til lieihOTCttu-h'y
advcrriHed. House ti'iihtt.ii in time nnd niuitie
lunvshed where p-jSMbu to do so. Meetings
fe.r l-'r day and ssiinrriHy 1 venings. Juno 11th
kki1 ISth will be arranged lor by Brother I. N.
Leonard, Pres. of 1.0. a. inee
V. r'. WKir.tiT, A'st. ftatc I.cct
Ties. Powers' Appointments.
President Powers tins tr.ndo the foi'owirg
anrouneenienls fer Mat-imti June, ai.d win
be in Hie cuin'iea on dates nnnie1. Local
comt-ietters shi.u'd nrrnrge tiiiiees ard time
i f r.oiiiing tueetingi ii'ni notifv Slate Sec
rctary Thorrpsoii as soi n is nofsib e where
they have net a ready dot e so.
Cherry comtj :
Cot'.y, Jnne !d, I p m.
V'uleirinc. " tit. "
Wiodlakc. " 4tn, "
Ilrown eotintj :
Lor g Pine. "
Rock c uinty:
Kcva I'ltha voutity:
H it er.e.nty:
Hey 3 county :
K nex county:
II lion r.eitt,
't. ?. p. 111
TKOiVtr'SON, BFLDE & CO
S. W Ci r. V,
li i Pt.-eg'as St,
If you want Ke iabip
at correct prices.
Pnnd for rut' ihntrntcd siTinir eatulngue
tiiiiiled I'ec upon unplii ation. Chartres pie
paid on mail 1 rdcis. Mention this paper
Nr.t.ct to Bridgt Contractot
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. l-li-i, tn,, 1 K! i.jv. a !' r an;
' J. K. Ut.r-iiiif: t.riii;,' ncr.i-s Un- Le tver rntk
! lu tween tne VWa, of se,-. fj. rate.- .'" heri).iin
1 .re'i!iii and t!;v S.W.t (.(sit. :;i. iar.-e g." M'il-v-iuitle
I '.V. T. tolli: g- bridge :;i r.i.-s n-..-r eret-1; nil
I tov.iiriap !i;.e .,11 Hit-north -u-t .piHrier if me
s'ic'ii eu-i ie.ai.tr i.i .s-c. '-4 .ti,ver!ii;ii, ruiifc,'
, -g;i w.
; .1. H.l-urnes briiliie a r, S:i;,,;i rt-ek f,n see
( lion lini ii.-twi rn . i- t vV l'i, tottii 1. r.nu'e gi
' O. II. ii,. incr i, rid t ii'-rossstn.a m-ei; i.i; see
' ti-iii imi- I .-tvv.-e!! s,.,-. : jo i.iwn l.ttiid s,.,.. .14 iii
1 t, a A I v :i i-rii.Ke ;,c!' ss the h,j,a i-:-t k u
s.-etinn in,- .t t-A,:(-li N-s. 4. Iowa 1 and ise-. :!;,
lawn '.', rHliue g
: 0. F. eluj-li i-ii.Ui' u-re.-s Penvt-r creek on
rmie lin." I,i-iw ei-ii rur-je .V g:l 0:1 et-iinn
' lint- I I'ttti-t"'.: -erl.till IM .V V-i.
; .htii.e- Urtivletrd ln'dt;e across Siiri'it er-fk- en
1 ratine line belivfeii Kit lnuund ;iiid spring
; i;r.-en rt-tin,-t.
I'a French t,r:l.'i aemss Dry creek W-weeti
1 See. and l'i, r-w,i 4. rnni;- '."J.
Als't a bridge rtt-russ ihe KepiiMieuu river at a
' i.iut iir t.ie t..lt in Oxfoi.l. Tl,e ... t !.K--;
linn is lift yet tit-ieiipiiied. Said hriil'-a' to be lour
j hundred feet ititig.
Itidf iceeiveii tin both comb nation and iron
j lridi:eit. All In he pil- i.ridL-es 14 fl. reati way, :J
1 inch bartl pine titnniiiir. Ail I ids luust be aet-oin-t
ani'(l by iniil ami sultieieiit btmd m:tt tiled lu
, tin- c lerk's titl:ce 011 or l.clorc nnon uf June 'iJnd,
A. I. lsir;.
I 1 oir.iiiissieiieiMi'serve the rigid to reject any
j or an mils.
II. W. Mi-Falidkn C'onnly Clerk.
Dy S. S. ICIXG, Kansas Cily, Kan.
A Portrayal of Some Political Crimes
Committed in the Name of Liberty.
J Facls and Figures from the Eleventh Census
' With limps nnd illustrations:
' ft-snrhusetts enub f d 10 aic-.:iiiuUife r-ore
I Wf iillh than nine great western nnd southern
jntatef! Pennsylvania more than teive!
1 New Vork more than iiltecn! irrtculture
and labor robbed. Head what they sy:
Congressman O. M. Kent, Nebraska: After
car -ful perusa , I unhtsiti tingly pronnunco
1 11 n tiranti nine work and ought to t?e in the
, hands of every American citi.e-.
I Senator W. A. Filler You have done a
I good work in yo ti iittic book 'iiond Holders
i am! Jiread Winners. It is ihe bt tri.sen.
I t:'.tiorj of the subject ever made.
I C. C. l'o6t, the great leader and author of
rienrgla: It is a valuablo addition to the re-
form literature of the day. The showing of
who wii.s n-d cms the bread of the people is
I clear and lucid. The work is unusually r;ad-
I Single copies 2iio. Address all orders.
1 ALLIANCE 1JUI!. 111.. Lincoln, Neb.
ppli'i f srt Msdal !
rr.rlr. sf ni'(l Al- .iilmini tht i7p nt" n cllt-oi rlrtl
la I-. v.-ei,::i- :i:out asumeti a tweiitv live rent pieco
Aiuiuiiii'.ia U .,.ao!e.ier thitii iruii no lieavie;
th.in wno.l. t l.-i 1111,10 valuablo to lueiianity than
I ptM 01 .-i!v.t, its cost in bulk is no greater tha:
j espo-H' aie :i is 1 r.iiiiii.c; clieaiier from day to (lav
fmprer .t meihuM of seen ring It am devised
The lierr rr.icr.v.il Hunt ration of the fallacy of l,ar
, ter mve :s --j-ii rnisiti Viiliio'' is far greater tliari
I tint .of ?.e, I silver, tl-.iiiiirli their market value
I liiiiiii r. l r- v, i :- sitle of the medal contains tb
, ivur,:,' ' -:m--, :n-,r :!io of (lie V oniiiiing of tilt
, l'--r,ie p .r, v- vi ... ; ,, aull jjitb, pin, at Cilieinnati
I .'hi"." li -:. ;' i-i-.,, ;ini.iise ot raising ciim
j taiga f-,U:..:s f ,,- 1..,. .V:i.M,ai Couinutlee.
3D O TCTT i"3 .
, -:,''...i:a si i:.it:ers and organi-
! l!ti lr:'I ti'... ,
I tat Ions.
! it is
!'i.vu any ri'-veK-'r yilMieableto
wa:it the medav
L.-.-c. or !itai:L to
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2045 M Street, Lincoln, Nof.
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