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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1892.
. NO. 5.
On the Great Omaha Convention, its Work
and its Candidates.
Reform Papers Express Universal Satis
, faction With the Ticket. Praise
. For Weaver.
BRAINS, LEARNING AND VALOR.
The people's national convention
which assembled in Omaha Saturday
morning 1776 strong was a grand body
of men. There was a deep seated ear
nestness which characterized the con
vention and showed to the doubting
Thomases that the people mean busi
ness. Intelligence of a high order was
. clearly stamped on the faces of the men
who composed that august body. The
very men whom the old parties profess
to love so devotedly, to hold in highest
esteem and labor incessantly for their
welfare, were there in full force and ef
feet. The brains, the learning, the
valor, the patriotism and the statesman
ship of the nation was there. The
work of the convention was dignified,
. yet at all times simple and in touch
' with the people Every move was ag
gressive and spirited, and being so well
igreed on the right or wrong princi
ples, it was entirely unnecessary to em
ploy machine-made harmony. The del
egates were direct representatives of
nearly every calling in life. They were
toilers, thinkers, writers, orators, patri
ots. Never did that magnificent body
lose sight of the fact that principle was
greater than any man; that - no . man
lives who can fully measure up to the
principles laid down by the people's
No man could question James B.
Weaver's fidelity to every . principle of
the party. His entire public record is in
accord" with the people's demands. He
is a man of the great plain people; he
will ever steer the party squarely
in "the middle of the road." He has
fought more battles for the toiling
masses than any other man. The
A NEW ERA BEGUN.
One of the greatest if not the great
est, political conventions ever held in
tho United States has done its work
and done it well. The asembling o.
the first People's Party National con
vention at Omaha marks the beginning
of a new era in the history of the na
tion. The present and unborn genera
tions in daj s better than these, in days
better than have been recorded, wl'l
look back to the assembling of the
great-hearted, patriotic, self-denying
men at Omaha, July 4. 1892, with a
deep sense of gratitude. Such is tho
prospect: let us work for it to be so. -Missouri
A GRAND AND SOLEMN HOUR. -
- -The earth has never known a grand
er hour since, Christ-was born than
July 4, 1892, when the people met in
Omaha and hurled the gantlet of den
ance in the face of the old parties and
plutocracy. It was a grand and solemn
hbur and no wonder the eyes of many
an old veteran was wet with tears.
IN TOUCH WITH THE PEOPLE.
The nomination for president was
made unanimous on the hrst ballot, J.
B. Weaver of Iowa, being the choice.
Taking north and south together he is
undoubtly toe strongest man in the
party. In fact the only objection raised
is that he is an old guard in the peo
ple's cause, and has fonght plutocrats
and legislative robbery when tho thous
ands of voters comprising the new party
to-day were drugged with prejudice
and blinded by the bloody shirt. Seri
ous charges indeed! This prejudice is
the root of the antipathy now existing
in the old party against Gen. Weaver.
Should sensible men allow the same
idea to permeate their minds? The
prejudice comes from a devouring
aristocracy. Should the laboring mill
ions accede to the wishes of designing
plutocrats an? drag themselves to star
vation? , He stands on a pUtform that
demands justice to the poor, and equali
ty to all. He is in touch with the great
plainpeople and the great plain people
cn elevate themselves by voting for
the people's party platform and ticket.
Peopled Banner, David City.
TRUE AS STEEL.
The hero of the movement toward
financial reform has been chosen as its
standard bearer. James B. Weaver is
an ideal man. Handsome as a god,
great in all the qualities of leadership,
unselfish, and true as steel, ho is the
man, who has stood unflinchingly by
the principles which are now becoming
so dear, to the hearts of the American
people. There is no greater campaign
er pn American soil. There never was
a man more implicitly trusted by his
followers. - He is almost worshipped by
tne old guard," the men with whom
he has labored so long.
James u. weaver will make votes
wherever he goes; and the votes thus
gained will not be carried by the en
thusiasm of the hour, but they will be
permanently gained for the cause.
Weaver was the logical candidate,
the only man wo could have nominated
and have been true to ourselves and our
principles; and he will bo a tower of
strength to the cause. The Nebraska
Standard, Kearney. '
OUR BOAT IS LAUNCHED.
We have launched our noble craft on
the open sea of political agitation; our
captain and first mate are true and
tried, they need no apologies; we have
none to offer. We know the enemv we
have ti cope with, the storm we have
to face, and the;tide we have to breast
and row against. - We are anxious and
ready; for the . ;66nflict, and like true
failors will obey the commands of the
captain and take the good craft through
the open sea into safe harbor of deliv
erance for the people; f o hurrah , for
ion, Hasting. .h-r-?vv'-::
. TRIED BY. FIRE.
i The convention could not have es-
lected a truer leader. - James B.
Weaver has been tried as by fire. We
remember him as he stood in tho halls
of congress years ago fighting with the
courage of a general assured of success,
for the unlimited coinage of silver.
His voice has ever been lifted in warn
ing to his countrymen of the encroach
ments which moneyocracv was making
upon their freedom, and pointed out
to them the awful prophecy of Abra
ham Lincoln. Shafts of ridicule have
been heaped upon him and contumely
thrusted at him from the columns of
the demo-repub press. But he has re
mained firm and immovable. The In
dependent Era, North Platte.
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE.
The choice of the people's party for
president has ever been the friend of
the common people. In congress, upon
the stump and through the press ho
has waged an incessant war against the
encroachments of the money power.
To him alone is due the credit of keep
ing $346,000,000 of greenbacks from
being burned up and destroyed.
Wealth producers in whatever vocation
you may be employed can you afford " to
lose this opportunity of supporting a
man who has ever been struggling to
tetter, your condition; who has ever
had a sympathetic word for oppression
in all its varied forms; whose fidelity to
the people's ' interest has ' never been
questioned. The Workman, Mil den.
An acre of corn in 1870 brought
$15.57, in 1880 $10.91, and in 1890 $8.82.
An acre of - wheat in 1870 brought
$14 50, in 1890 $9.25. An acre of oats in
1870 brought $12.18, in 1890 $7.23.
Since 1870 about 40 per cent, of the
value has been squeezed out of these
products and added to the value of the
dollar, th rough the demonetization of
silver and subsequent contraction of
the currency. Progressive Farmer.
Do yeu want a song which will brine
down the house? We have a Secular
swivel gun loaded with fun and thunder
entitled "We Have the Tariff Yet."
Write us for it. . . j
A LIBERAL OFFER.
Two Fine Hogs Worth $25 00 Each to be
Bischel Bros, of Kearney are proprie
tors of the U. S. Teeumaeh Cor win Herd
of Poland China hogs." They are also
enthusiastic workers in the peoVs -movement.
In a letter received a few
days ago they make the following offer.
To the person raising the largett num
ber of subscribers to the Alliance-Independent
before Sept. 1, '93, they will
ship the first choice of their spring plgj;
and to the person getting the second
largest club they will ship the second
choice. These pigs will be worth not
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Nebraska They are as good as can be
found any where. Their hogs are main
ly of the U. S , the Corwin and Tecum
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The editor of the Alliance Indepen
dent is well acquainted with the Bis
chel Bros., and can vouch for the gen
uineness of this offer, and the reliability
of their representations.
Here is a fine opportunity for ome
patriotic independent to help on the
cause of reform, and improve his stock
at the same time. Who will try it?
Let us hear from you at once. .We will
accept subscribers under this offer for
one year, ix months, or 'for the cam
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alliance publishing Co,
Nebraska Is in the swim on the stone
business. It does an immp.nsA hncrinasa
in crushed stone : and lime, one firm
employing forty men and intending to
increase that number to sixtv
as men can bo found. A new quarry is
A. 1 . "1 19i .
w oe openea wnicn contain! gramte
that it is believed will stand "nnli shintr
The output of these quarries last year
t A ffi 11 Ml a -
oi ,uuu carioaas win prooaDly be in
creased to 6,000 this year.
Reports from Norfolk' show 'splendid
prospects for beets in that nart nf t,h
state. Hundreds of men and hnvs Are
now employed in , the .beet fields of
which there are over 2,200 acres. It ia
expected that the crop will show a
yield of from ten to twelve tons per
acre and.will bring from $4 to $7 per
ton. : - .
Crops are reported more advanced
and in better condition generally in
western than in eastern Nebraska.
Western Nebraska, the heart of the
'Great American Desert" is liable to
be the granary of the world in a few
years. - .
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