The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894, July 14, 1892, Image 10

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The charge that the money planks in
the democratic and republican platforms
are so much alike as to bo indistinjjuish
alo is literally true. Sixteen ears
ago, Samuel J. Tilden advised the plat
form makers of bis party to make their
money plank as nearly as possible like
that of the republicans so that the
Dond-noiuors would contribute as
liberally to the campaign fund of . one
party as to that of the other. The dem
ocrats have Iried tp follow that advice
ever since, but they never attained
such perfect success as they have this
year. Tho following are the money
planks adopted at Minneapolis . and
Chicago, tho democratic reference to
the Sherman law being omitted, and
wo defy tho voters in cither party to
identify tho plank of their party ! with
out referring to their platform:
'Thc American too-
plo from tradition and
"Wo hold to tho use of,
loth gold and silver
as the standard money
of;r country, and to
tut jomaire or uotn
gold and stiver without
discrimination airaicsi
cither metal or c large
for mi macro, but the
flollar unit ol'colnnireol
botU metals must do of
f equal intrinsic and
unchangeable vluo or
bo adjusted by inter
national agreement or
by such Baleiruards ol
legislation as snail In
sure the maintenance
of i he parity of the
two metals, and the
equal power of any
dollar at all times In
tho wjarkot and la the
payment of debts, and
we demand that all
paper currency shall
We kept at par with
and redeomabla in
Bueh coin. We insist
upon tbia policy as ea
peclally necessary for
the protection of the
farmers and laboring
classes, tbo llrst ana
most defonseu si vic
tims of ubstab:o mon-
uy and a fluctuating
interest favor bi-metal-iam
and the ( )
party demands tho use
uf both gold and silver
as a standard money,
with aucb restrictions
to bo determined by
legislation as -will se
cure the maintenance
of a parity of valuei of
the two metala, so that
tho purchasing and
debt paying pwer of a
dollar, whether frold,
silver, or paper, blia.ll
at all times be equal.
I'he Interests of the
producers of tho coun
try, its farmers atd its
workiugmon, demand
tha every dollar pa
ler or coiu issuod by
tbo government, shall
06 as good as any
"We commend tho
wlso and patriotic
steps already taken by
our government to se
cure an international
conference o -adopt
such measures a? will
insure tho parity of
xalue between go.d
and silver for se for
money throughout the
Wo suggest that our independent
fi'ionds test this matter by presenting
these plankB as printed above to voters
in both parties and see how many can
"tell which from 'tother."
xne laDor irouoies at Homestead re
ceived official recognition in tho house
of representatives yesterday by the in
troduction of a resolution calling for
tho appointment of a select committee
to make investigations. Tho preamble
to tho resolution draws some very
striking contrasts batween tho promises
and the realization of tho benificent
effects of tariff. Instead of the protec
tion to American labor and tbo increase
of wages, thero has been in many in
stances, a material reduction. The
Carnegie mills which have received the
fostering care of tariff legislation, have
reduced the wages from twenty to sixty
per cent. Upon the refusal of
tho men to work at these re
duced rates it is discovered that
barges loaded down with Pinker ton
detectives aro drawing near and that a
stockado has b:en built around t'ho
factory, having pipes attached thereto
enabling hot water and steam to bo
turned on at a moment's notice by
means of electric wires.
This resolution by no means shows
that congress av ill investigate,' but tho
difficulty has at least had a sort of offi
cial advertising through tho press dis
patches of the country, and it Is not
unreasonable to hope that the thinking
public will be impressed with the
gravity of tho present conditions." t
The Buffalo county independent con
vention endorsed Congressman Kem
for re-nomination by a yotopf one
hundred to two, 1 . .
To-day tho eyes of tho civilized
world are fixed on tho village of Home
stead, near Pittsburg, where Andrew
Carnegie's great iron works are locat
ed. In the most highly civilized coun
try in the world, in a time of profound
peace, a bloody battle has been fought,
a large number of American citizens
have been killed or wounded, and prop
erty has been destroyed.
Many will look no farther into thU
matter than to b'amo the individuals
concerned on tho one side or the other.
Some will denounce the laboring men
as anarchists. Others will denounce
tho Pinkerton thugs. Still others,
and let us hope moro, will denounce as
the real murderer and dc3troyer, An
dt ov Carnegie, tho millionaire iron
king, to whom tho nation has granted
the power to tax tho people for his
But all who look beneath tho surface
will see that tho bloody battle fought at
Homestead was a mere incident in the
great conflict between labor and
capital; and they will place the real
blame with tho men who have misgov-
ernored this country. They will blame
tho pirties and the policy which have
permitted existing conditions to arise.
They will blame the so-called statesmen
of this country who have, betrayed the
people in the interests of organised
wealth. What does it signify that the
employees were victorious over the
Pinkcrton's? Does that mean that
they havo won the fight for human
rights and industrial liberty'? O the
contrary, it means that organized cap
ital will triumph in the end, and the
employees will only suffer the more
for their successful armed resistance.
How loDg will men r.luain blind to
the signs of the times? How long will
patriotic citizens bo lulled to sleep by
the cry of "all's well"? How long will
they brand as cranks and calamity
howlers the bravo men and women who
point out the rocks in the pathway of
our ship of state? How
long will they laud and trust the
parties and the policies which are re
sponsible for existing conditions'?
Every American citizen who is true
to himself and his country should study
this sanguinary episode, find out its
truo meaning, find out its causes, real
izo its indications, and heed the signifl
cant warning of what is to come if the
pooplo do not speedily resume control
of this government and right existing
Among the cute things in politics
what could be moro cute than tho ac
tion of tho state board of transporta
tion yesterday in reducing the freight
rate on apples. Every man who has an
orchard in Southeastern Nebraska is
painfully aware that the apple crop
this year will bo the most absolute
failure in the history of the state. The
writer a few days ago went through his
own orchard, and other great orchards
in Nemaha county, and aw trees by
tho thousand that will mt havo a sin
gle apple. There will be no apples to
ship. Tho action of the board of trans
portation just now whon we arc on the
eve of a political campaign is simply in
harmony with the trickery by which tho
ringsters have endeavored to hoodwink
the people in times gone by.
Ono of the best soDgs we havo for
campaign purposes is "Tho Alarm
Boat." It is the trumpet call to action,
and will arouse intense enthusiasm.
See prico in our advertisement 0f cam
paign music n tills issuo.
Our list of choice literature is made up of the best and most reliable reform
books, by the most noted writers. If you want to keep posted on the great ques
tions before the American people you should consult the authorities. We name
below a number of the best books published.
The Railway Problem, by Stickuey. The greatest sensation of the
year is this great book ou the railway problem by a railway
president. Cloth edition has H illustrative diagrams $ .50 $2 00
Jason Edwards, by Hamlin Garland, a new book that should be
read by every Alliance member in Nebrasxa. Dedicated to
tho Farmers' Alliance it gives a graphic description of life in
a pioneer settlement, and the glimpses of city life are not in the
least overdrawn, 50
Main Traveled .Roads, by Hamlin Garland. Don't fail to read it. . . .50
A Member of the Third House, by Hamlin Garland. Tho corrupt
ing influence of tb.3 modern lobbyest is clearly portrayed ia an
original manner. A book of absorbing interest. Price 50 1 25
In Office, Bogy. The latest sensation 25
Dr. Huguct, Donnelly. 50 1 25
Ca3sars Column " ; 50 1 25
Whither are We Drifting, Willey l 25
The Farmers' Side. Senator Poller of Kansas has in a verv careful
and plain manner stated the injustice of the present methods in
this new book, and outlined plans for relief. 1 00
Looking Backward, Bellamy t.. .50 100
Emmet Bonlore, Reed. A new book of engrossing interest by a
popular author 50 125
Driven from Sea to Sea, Post. A book that should be read bv all. . . .50 100
C mgressman Svvanson, by C. C. Tost. This new book is destined
to do even more popular than "Jb rom Saa to Sea" and should
have a place in every reform library in the natiou. Price - 50
Au Indiana JVLin, Armstrong. A well told stery of a young man who
' entered politics" aud what came of it 50
A Kentucky Colonel, Reed. Tho deepest thinker and the most pro-
f ressive 01 all tne writers of Jiumor in U113 country is Opio P.
teed, and this is his best work
The Coming Climax in the Destinies of America, by Lester C. Hub
bard. 4bU pages 01 new tacts and generalizations in American
politics. Radical yet constructive. An abundsnt supply of new
amuuitiou for the great reform morcment 50
A Financial Catechism, Briee 50
A Tramp in Society, Cowdrey 50
a uail to Action, by lien. J. 1J. Weaver. A valuable bok that
should be read by every one, send for a copy. Cloth and gold,
Richard's Crown, Weaver 50
The Great Red Dragon, Woolfolk 50
l'izarro and Johu Sherman, Mrs. Todd .25
Money Monopoly. Baker : . an
Our Republican Monarchy. ,25
Labor and Capital 20
Ten men of Money Island, Nortou. Col. Norton has told his story
in a way that cannot fail to iuterest you, send for a copy 10
Bond Holders and Bread Winners, by S. S. King 25
Geld, Shilling. This book should be in tho hauds of every German
in tho state 15
Cnshing's Manual of Parliamentary Rule3 ...... .25
Smith's Diagram and Parliamentary Rules
Roberts' Rules of Order
Seven Financial Conspiracies !".".".'.".!!! .10
iaDor ana Aiiianco Songster, words only 10c each. Per dozen 1.10
" " " " Music ed. 20c "by ex 2.00
" " " " " " board 25c " ' " 2.50
Songs of Industry, Howe. In this book tho author has given us a
numVer of entirely new songs, words and music complete, and
Alliances will find it a splendid collection 20
Any book on the list sent post paid on receipt of price. Liberal discounts to
Alliances wishing to purchase a library. .
We are offering The Faemeks' Alliance one year, aud any 50e book on the
list for only $1.35. Address
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