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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (July 14, 1892)
TH EALLIANOB-I ND E F E N D E NT.
THE ANTHEM OF THE FREE.
There's a mighty power growing in the
Striving for the boon of liberty,
Ji s',io3 on its banner, ballots in its hand,
Promising tho peepls shall b'3 free.
Justice, justiec, how the people sing,
Justice justice, hear the eehe'es ring,
'Tis thft voice of all united industry
Shouting out the anthem of the .free.
Patient, meek, submissive, many years
they' vo stood,
Enduring wrongs till weary, prostrate,
They will wait no longer, but will oust the
Who have long unheeded their complaint
Chorus .. ,
Now aroused in anger, victory is in sight,
Sec the mighty forces rallying,
And a3 reiuforcemants enter for the fight,
Hear the lofty sentiments they sing.
Chorus .... ;., ..... ...
For" the great Creator, "wonders to per
form," "Plants his mighty footsteps on the sea,'
And to do his ptirpos3 "rides upon the
Thundering forth llu'anthem of the free.
Dx A. S. Houghtoa.
The Astor Will.
A millionaire's will was recently
given to the public through the daily
press. In all his life it is doubtful if
this man did work enough to buy him
one year's subsistence; and yet. after
living luxuriously, he makes a post
mortem distribution of millions to his
family and favorites. It is so com
mon to regard inherited riches as ac
cumulated wealth that we look upon
the transmission of fortunes as affairs
with which none but the immediate
parties have any concern. Wo should
be right if it were true that fortunes
consist of accumulated wealth; but
they do not. The bequests of this
man's ancestors were chiefly not be
quests of accumulated wealth, but of
power to lake wealth as it should be
produced("and he lived for years, not
by his own labor nor upn wealth
produced by his ancestors, but by the
labor of masses of his fellowmen over
whom he had inherited a power that
enabled h'm to despoil them. And
it is this powor and its spoils that ho
has bequeathed. The recipients of
his bounty may henceforth say of the
wealth that hundreds of thousands
of people produce from time to time:
"So much of what you earn is ours."
They have inherited slaves as truly
as any heir of a dying planter ever
did. It is not Mr. Aslor's wealth
that comes to his legatees, but power
to take the wealth of other people as
it is produced. It is folly, however,
to criticise either him or them. They
could not do justice if they would; for
to abandon their power under exist
ing conditions would bo but to confer
it upon some one else no bettor en
titled to exercise it than are they.
What is necessary is to grasp the
essential distinction between things
which, as the product of labor, are
the rightful property of the producer
or his successor, and things which, as
tho gift of nature, are no one's right
ful property, and to secure the profits
of tho one to tho producer and those
of tho other to the community. The
It Must Come.
The bankers have been borrowing
money from the government at 1 per
cent per annum ever since 18G2, and.
basing the is&ue on non-taxable interest-bearing
bonds, the people being
taxed to pay tho Interest. And the
bankers havo been loaning it over and
over again dozens of times in a year
at 6 per cent up to as high as 20
per cent to farmers, laborers and
legitimate business men. Now we
demand that this same government,
that has treated so generously its
non-productive pets, shall lend these
same farmers, laborers and legitimate
business men. on good security,
money at 2 per cent. Those people
are willing to pay double the interest
that Ine tanker pays, They don't
ask for any interest on their security,
while the banker is drawing interest
on his security. Thoy don't ask that
their-security be exempt from taxa
tion, but the banker's security is ex
empt from taxation. Thoy don't want
to lend it to anybody, but want it to
invest in productive industry. But
it would be awfully unconstitutional
to loan money to honest producors,
wouldn't it? Well if it is. tho people
will stretch the constitution to fit tho
emergency before they'll allow tho
continuance of a policy that gives
more and more to him who has and
takes away from him who has not
even that which he ha3. See? The
Wake Up, Farmers.
Farmers are the most numerous of
the productive classes.
Theycast votes enoucrh everv four
years to elect the president, and a
They own and represent but 'one
fourth of tho nation's wealth.
They furnish three-fourths of the
soldiers, and bear three-fourths of the
They produce nine-tenths of the
wealth which annually flows into the
coffers of the rich corporations and
They are poor and hard up, from
being excessively taxed to support
extravagant national, state and local
government?, and depreciated prices
in their products, .as a result of ex
orbitant transportation charges, and
commissions to board of trade middle
They are blind partisan idolators
who furnish the juggernaut and the
team which roils it over their bodies
every four years.
'And what 'might they be?
They might, if united, be the con
trolling Rower in the land.
They might repeal every unjust law
that afflicts them, and enact such
statutes as. would secure to them jus
tice, equity and'protecfclon.
They might pass laws tp obtain
from the government all tne currency
they need on land security, at tho
game rate and cost that national
banks now obtain bank currency on
bond security at 1 per cent, for twenty
They might establish a transporta
tion system, "that would b,o operated
at cost as the postal system now is.
They might abolish tho debt and
usury system, which is filling the
land with a few rich and many poor,
by providing means for labor to do a
cash business, as capital now does.
They can swap places with those
who are robbing and oppressing them,
and t make their farms as frood as
government bonds by making them
tne oasis or the country. bentinei.
The Citizen's DnticK.
Citizenship carries with it respon
sibility for your part of the short
comings or imperfections of the p-ov-
ernment No man can avoid this
responsibility, for it is fixed upon him.
Then how shall tho resDonsihilitv
upon him be discharged? As a das-
taqd; craving the direction of a su-
penors as a surf cringing at tho feet
of an assumed suDerior: or n.s nn Vmn
est man, the noblest work of God,
bravely facing its exactions and hon
estly fulfilling its demands? You
must answer, and the angels will
watch the manner as well as the im
port of your reply. Let it bo honest,
frank and brave, that vou m.iv hf
proud of it Treason, the vilest crime
known to our jurisprudence, is neg
lect; failure or refusal topronorlv dis
charge this responsibility. It is
doubly treason; for you are a traitor
to your country and its institutions
and a traitor to yourself, should von
Jail to perform this duty as your cor
Steel Harvesters arid Mowers.
When D. M. Osborne built the first all steel Harvester and Bindor in 18S5 it
marked a new departure that left all our competitors far in the rear. They have
all complimented us by imitation.
The New Osborne placed upon the market this year is also a long stride in
advance that places us at the head and proclaims us the leaders in all that per
tains to cutting and binding grain.
THE NEW OSBORNE
Lightest Strongest and Simplest Machine Made.
BECAUSE its frame is all made of anglo steeljand put together witbsteel
bolts. No round or square iron pip3 about it.
BECAUSE it has the steepest deck, thus insuring a quick delivery to the
packers, and avoiding all trouble from packing and choking.
BECAUSE it has tho widest drive whoel, being over 10 inches on thefasa
thus avoiding all danger of sliding in dry or sinking in wet weather.
BECAUSE you don't have to elevate the grain so high.
BECAUSE all its parts are steel and milleable iron, thus insuring four tlmn
the strength at half the weight of cast iron.
BECAUSE its chain drive, front cu5 aad straight pitman apply tlnir powar
direct. No lost motion
BECAUSE, it is the easiest adjusted, easiest handled, and best built machine
oneaith. Don't buy a machine until you havo soon tho New Ojborao. Two
horses can handle it. Its use on a farm is proof of an intelligent farmer.
Osborne N?4. "
No. 4 MOW
The Number Four Mowers; 4, 5 and 6 feet cut stands at the head of the list.
Ask any one of its hundred thousand uscr3 and the same todIv will ba made. Tt
is good enough for m?."
AN ALL STEEL RAKE can only be bought of an Osborne agent. Farmers,
tho best is none too gjed for you. -
WE ARE NOW fighting tho Harrow trust on your behalf.
BINDING TWINE. Wo offer vou all the best trades nf Ritwlinw ivino t
fair prices, and are not in any way interested in the great Twine Monopoly that
is trying to squeeze the last cent from the already overburdened farmer.
For terms, prices, etc., address
GEO. YULE, Lincoln, Neb.
The ALLTA.TxnvArnvT 1 J " wa? oimna, Neb.
till after eiectionr 25 cents, i.p, M. OSBORNE CO.; Chicago. Illinois
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