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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (July 14, 1892)
HEARD FROM AT LAST.
, The Vote of the Peoph's Party In
The Sun, -a veform paper published
at Tacolna, Washington, says:
The total of the people's party rote
in conatkM officlslly board from foots
up 14,000, with return from Ourry,
Klamath, Grant, Horncy and Malheur
eountlos yet to be tabulated. When
this is done the aggregate vote will bo
beyond 16,000, which i considerably
more than one-fourth of tho entire voto
polled. Let tho old parties watch mand
pray, for 1tio spit it of industrial eman
cipation is abroad in the land. Itais3
the flag higher, brethren of tho peo
ple's party, and wo will push our cause
on to Washington.
He Peels Proud.
' If anyono should observe an unusual
ly proud look upon Chairman Wolfo's
face, the following letter will be a suf-
ficient explanation. Wo will, however
by way of further explanation, say, that
when 4 'applications" were sent out by
tho state committee for tho formation
of independent clubs, that a dozen or
more ladies of Kearney county were the
first to send in their names with a re
quest for a charter and naming their
club "The Ladies' Pioneer Club."
Chairman Wolfe, as a compliment to
.the ladies who had so promptly rospon-
ded to tho "Call for Organization," had
tho charter filled out at the LiUi
bridge Commercial college c in artist'c
style, and the following letter will ex
plain the rest:
Kearney, July 6, 1802. .
Brother Wolfe Find enclosed one of
our badges, which we send as a token
our appreciation of interest extonded
to our organization. Our club is grow
ing in numbers and enthuiiasra.
As we share in tho poverty and mis
ery of man we have organized for pol
itical action, and, as God is just, tho
campaign will be a triumph of the in
Mrs. Julia A. Spink,
Ladies' Pioneer Club, No. 1.
The following letter from ono of tho
most faithful Alliance workers in
Northern Nebraska, will explain itself.
He has our sincere sympathy ir his
Maze, Wayne Co., Neb.,
July 6, 1892.
As I was returning home from the
national convention my cup oi joy was
full over the result of the ' grandest
convention ever held in the United
States. But when I got in sight of my
mortgaged home I saw a smoldering
fire and upon reaching there I found
my barn, granary, corncrib, sheds,
grain, and farming implements, in
cluding a new self binder, in ashes. As
every thing I have is under mortgage I
am left in a bad condition, as there was
only &0 insurance. But notwithstand
ing tnat i nave oeen stricken down in
poverty God knows that I will continue
to battle for the principles of the peo
At a meeting of the Lincoln county
Alliance, June 24, '92, the following
resolution was unanimously adopted,
Xesolrtd, That the Lincoln county
Alliance most heartily approve the ac
tion of our representative in cangsess,
Hon. O. M. Kern.
Jacob Miller, Pres.
II. C. Hardix, Sec.
Lancaster Oounty Alliance-
The next meeting of the Lancaster
county alliance will be. held in K. of L.
hall August 5th Sonde good speakers
will be secured, and a largo attendance
b especially desired.
Holt County Independents.
Saturday, July 9th, the Holt County
independents held a grand rally and
ratification meeting at ttie court house
at O'Neill. At 2 p. m., the meeting
was called to order by Mr. Lessinger,
president of tho county alliance, ' and
editor of the O'Neill Independent. As
sistant State Lecturer W. F. Wright,
road the new declaration of independ
ence and platform ef principles adopted
by tho natiocal convention at Omaha.
Assistant Stato Lecturer Fairchilds
then addresoed the audience in a ring-,
ing speech of an hour. Meeting ad
journed to 8:30 p. m. Evening sess'on
was opened by fourty-four rounds of
roawng cann,on, the hissing and burst
ing of tikyru&ttts and other fire works.
After the fire works the crowd ad
journed to the court house, Represen
tative Mullen acting as chairman.
W. F. Wright was introducee as the
speaKer of the evening. For an hour
and a half ho hold the audience, enun
ciating tho grand principles of the
alliance and the people's party. At
the close of his remarks he was given
a hearty vote of thanhfe, after which
Representative Henry and Judge
Adams entertained the audience for
nearly an hour longer. Holt county
ty independents . are strictly "in-
lt" as .the larg4e attendance and
overflowing enthusiasm plainly indicat
ed. As an illustration of tho interest
taken in this great movement, I here
give a few names of parties who eame
thirty miles to the meeting, staviner
until midnight and then driving home
before rcornyjg: Mrs. Ellen Keys,
Mr3. Mary Adams, and Miss Pearl
Kelly of Sunny Side Alliance. Scores
of other ladies from the surrounding-
country nearer at hand were in attend
ance attesting their great interest in
the reform movement of the peoples's
When the women of our country turn
out and ride through the wind and swn
twenty to thlrjty miles, staying until
midnight and then drive h&mte before
morning, it is an eye-opener to the
political bosses of the old panties, and
wiH talk and that loudly at tlfe Novem- J
ber election. X.
Our system of assessing is very un
just., Our land hsre has been assessed
at $4 an acre, which is worth at least
$24 an acre, and people won't sell be
cause they can't get more than that.
Land has been changing hands here at
from $27 to $35 and $40 an acre. The
assessment has been raised $1 in the
last year, which now makes it $5 per
acre. Other property is appraised at
its cash value and assessed at fwo
fif ths its value. For instance a two-year-old
steer which is worth $20 is as
sessed at $8, which is two fifths its
value. We pay tax on $1 out of $6 on
land, while we pay $2.40 on personal
property of that amount. Now suppose
a man wants to get a loan of $1,000 on
his farm. He gives a mortgage to so
cure the payment, and then the man
who holds the mortgage has the best
title to the land.
Suppose this man invests his $1,000
in stock and the assessor appraises it at
$1,000 and assesses it at $400.
Now he gets no credit on the in
debtedness of his land. He has to pay
taxes on it the same as if it were free
from debt. Then the man who holds
the mortgage is assessed $400 or two-
fifths of the value of the note. Now
the man who has the property pays
as much tax on the proparty as tno
one who holds the note, and pays on the
land besides. So the debtor pays twice
to the mortgage holder' once, provid
ed the latter has acknowledged, the
note, if not the debtor has paid the tax
for both of them and the creditor goes
free from tax.
The only true way f assessing a man
is to assess all of his property at its ac
tual selling value., and then take out
hi indebtedness. J. D. Ok
Nolan alliance will hold a special
meeting on Friday, July 22, 1892, jfhd
all members are requested to be present
as business of importance will be? trans
acted. Hbnby Galvin, Sec'y.
TWENTY FIVE CENTS
Fifty Thousand Subscribers Wanted
An Appeal to Reformers to Help
us Spread the Light.
In order to secure 50,000 subscribers
to Thb Alliince-Indepbndknt, and
arreepondingly increase its power for
good in the coming campaign, we have !
decided to offer the paper from now
until after the November election for
25 cents to new subscribers in clubs of fiee
We make this offer in the hope and
belief that the reform workers of the
west will take advantage of it
to send us in new names by the thous
and. People's party organizations should
arrange for a systematic canvass of
every precinct and thusput The Alliance-Independent
in the hands of
every man who will read it.
We appeal to every believer in the
truth of our principles, to every lover
of liberty, to help us spread the light
Can YOH spare aihour in this cause?
Almost amy independent can get up a
club of five in an hour. Try it. N ow
is the time to act.
Alliance Publishing Gompany,
The Old aad the New.
Since the war the democratic party
Rias become very much like lie repub
lican party. The republican party has
een the right, and tho democratic
party the left bower of the uipney
In 1876 Peter Cooper, thai .great pa
triot, organized a ? new party
and startled some o( thte people
by declaring that the citizens of
the republic were losing their freedom.
Peter Cooper's party was Jackson
democracy under another name. Bat
a lot oi corruptionista jumped on the
young party and strangled it. But
now another reform party has arisen
that challenges them to mortal combat.
Tho people are again filled with hope
Yours for freedom,
Lincoln, July 5. Thomas McGuire.
A Grand Bally at Ithaca.
Ithaca is a small viltage in Saunders
county, the home of Hon. W. H. Dech,
whom the old party haeks delight in
calling "Calamity Bill." As might be
expected Ithaca is an independent
strong hold. Last Saturday the inde
pendents of that burg and vicinity
fairly outdid themselves in a political
demonstration. They built a great
pile of brush on a hill known as Indian
Mound, and saturated it with coal oij.
They als erected a pole which they
wrapped in cotton saturated with oil.
These were fired and made a brilliant
The Ithaca band under the. leader
ship of Professor Pritchard played stir
ring airs whi e the blaze leaped heav
enward. After the bonfire the crowd
repaired to the large school
room, which was packed- Half-a
hundred were turned away for want of
Hon. J. V. Wolfe then delivered an
address that brought forth rounds of
applause. Mr. Wolfe was tho guest of
W. E. Dech who was formerly one of
the staunchest republicans in that
county. He is now one of the strongest
and most influential independents.
The meeting was pronounced: the
greatest political demons.tr.itKm ever
held in that vicinity.
J. B, Romine Meetings.
North Loup, July 22nd; OrI, July 23.
Mr. Romine draws large crowds where
ever he goes, and is doing muoh. good.
Ladies are always invited to his meetings.
"Losses and Lies" shows up -where
"profits" come from and how th$r are
obtained. It is a scorcher, and dont
you forget it. See our list.
A NEW SURGICAL INSTITUTE FOR
THIS CITY AT THE HOTEL IDEAL.
An Institution Which Has Long Been
Needed in Liaeola A Capable Staff of
PhyeiewiB Modern Surgery in All Its
Dr. ThadH. Woodward, who sinee
his residence in this city, has acquired
an enviable reputation over the state as
askillful surgeon, has recently asso
ciated himself with a number of other
leading physicians and surgeons, and
having leased the Hotel Ideal building
on South Fourteenth street, has opened
up a modern surgical institute. The
medical staff comprises Dr. Thad H.
Woodward, abdominal and intestinal
surgerj ; Dr. H. C. Demaree, general
surgery, Dr. W. M. Knapp, late super
intendent of the Nebraska hospital for
the insane, diseased of the brain and
nervous diseases; Dr. H. B. Lowrey,
diseases of the heart, chest and general
medicine. These are all physicians of
recogrized skill and ability and men
whose honor and integrity have never
Modern surgery in all its branches
will be practiced, using rigid asceptic
precautions in every operation. Spe
cial attention will be given to abdominal
and intestinal surgery.
The building is what is known as the
Hotel Ideal, on South Fourteenth street,
a half a block south of O, and is reached
by the street car lines from all parts of
the city. It is a modern building, well
furnished throughout, with steam heat,
water, gas, plumbing and other modern
fcanitar conveniences, and has room
for sixty patients. Trained nurses will
be in attendance and the pitient ean
hoife all tho care and conveniencies
thsfc are guaranteed in the large medical
and surgical institute's) in the east.
The names of the gentlemen at the
head ef tho institute are a sufficient
guai antee that everything promised will
be done, and that patients ean rely on
honest, honerable and skillful treatment
within its walls.
A correspondence with the profession
throughout the west is desired, and
physicians who visit Lincoln will be
made welcome by calling at the insti
tute. Homes and Irrigated Farms, Gardens
and Orchards in the Celebrated Bear
River Vallc on the Main Lanes ot the
Union Paciiic and Central Pacific R. R.
near Corinne and gden, Utah.
Splendid location for business and in
dustries of all kinds in the well known
city of Oorinnc, situated in the middle
of the valley on the Central Pacific R.R.
The lands of the Bear River valley are
now thrown open to settlement by the
construction of the mammoth system of
irrigation from the Bear lake and liver,
just completed by the Bear River Canal
Co., at a cost of $8,009,000. Thp cora
)any controls 100,000 acres of these fine
ands and owns many lots axd business
ccatUns in the city f Corinne, and is
now prepared to sell on easy terms to
settlers and colonies. The climate, soil,
and irrigating facilities are pronounced
unsurpassed by competent judges who
declare the valley to be the Paradise of
the Farmer, Fruit Grower and Stock
Raiser. N ice social surroundings, gOQd
schools and churches at Corinne City,
and Home Markets exist for every kind
of farm and garden produce in the
neighboring cities ot Ogden and Salt
Lake, and in tho great mining camps.
Lands will be shown from the local of
fice ef the Company at Corinne. 15tf
Our song entitled "The Taxpayers
Settle the Bills," relates in the keenest,
funniest, most sarcastic way the differ
ence between Ihe.Robbin Hood style of
robbers aad their latter day friends.
L. H. SUTER,
Breeder of fancv
vwme mum r. a.
fowls. Majority of
niers aired hr rron
u . x huujd Julu mwUX
Lytles Dwidy. Free Trades Best is sired by
M?Vthe evat A0 h0 that was so:d
for f 800.(50, being the Highest priced hog in
existence. Had a full sister to free Trade in
my herd for 3 years and have many fine ssws
from ber. L.;H, gutef.
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