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THE ALL IAN 0E-INDEPENDEI7T.
filje f aura' Alliance,
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
Published Evert Thursday bt
The Alliance Publishing Co.
Cor, llth and M 8t., Lincoln, Neb.
BOARD OF DIRICT9B8.
0. H cll. Pre . J. M. Thompson, 8ec'y,
f . Ed. Thobstok, V.-P. J. . MirrERD, Treat
C. U. PlBTLI.
H. Edwin Thobktom,.
fiat, n. PiRTti,
E. A. MURRAT
... Managing Editor
.. Advertising Mg'r
N. I. P. A.
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Allianoo Publishing Co.
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Articles written on both side of the paper
eaanov do usea, very long oommunimuvin
liarulo cannot be used.
People's Party National Ticket.
GEN. J AS. 13. WEAVER
For Vice President,
GEN. JAS. G. FIELD .
Dr. Conway of tho "Hearth and
Homo" Institute of Omaha, an old
time republican, doclares for the peo
ple's party ana says he will take the
stump this fall.
IT is humiliating to see the great
daily papers of the country filling their
editorial pages with defenses of Car
negie and tho Pinkcrtons, and denoun
cing tho strikers at Homestead. It is
a most striking evidence of the power
of organized capital over tho press.
The town of Palmer has a "Prodigal
republican club" which, as its name in
dicates, is composed of fellows who
have come back in hopes to get some
thing to eat. This is going to be a dry
year however for republican prodigals.
Thy won't even be able to fill them
selves with husks. '
TnE New York Sun says the supreme
issue is: "No force bill; no negro
domination in the south." Was there
ever a more brazen or damnable at
tempt to play on the ignorance and
prejudice of the people? But it will
not succeed. Tho people of the south
realize that it is the domination of the
money power, not the negro, that they
havo to fear.
The republican national committee
is in bad shape. Ticy threw Clarkson
overboard because he has served before
and the people are onto him. The
they allowed Campbell, attorney for
the Armour beef trust to resign because
well because it was best that he
should. Now they have offered the
place to Mr. Fessendeu and he absolute
ly declines the honor. It may become
necessary to give up the campaign
OUR CAMPAIGN SONGS-
Elsewhere will be fonnd an advertise
ment of the "Songs of the People."
The real merit of these songs was shown
by the enthusiasm they created in the
national convention. Tbey are spoken
of in terms of the highest praise in all
the leading reform papers of the United
States. They should be sung by thous
ands of glee clubs during the campaign.
We are now prepared to fill orders.
Send in your orders at once.
LET THE TBUTH BE TOLD.
In the annals of political corruption
in this state there are many dark chap
ters. But in all the record of boodling
and treachery, there is nothing so hid
eous in its oiacicness, so damnable in
its cold-blooded villiany, as the
present attempt to wreck and rain the
reform movement in Nebraska. So far
W. C. Holden has been the most prom
inent figure in this scheme But he is
simply a tool in the hands of otheis
And certainly no fitter tool could have
been selected. Totally devoid of hon
or, or regard for truth; a villian by na
ture and a boodler by .occupation, he is
playing a high-handed and desperate
game. There are no depths of infamy
to which he will not stoop to succeed.
We believe the time has come when
we should let tho people of Nebraska
know this man's record for tho past
twelve years. This is not necessary so
far as the people of Buffalo county
are concerned, for they know and
despise him. But tho people of tho
state at large only know this record by
hearsay. Next week wo propose to lay
it as briefly and plainly as possible be
fore tho people and leave them to judge
tho character of the man who is trying
to cover himself with the cloak of right
eousness that he may stab to tbe death
tho grand movement which he pre
tends to support.
Let no one bo deceived by the cry of
"a personal fight" which Holden is con
tinually repeating. He has used every
effort to give his attacks the color of
personal warfare. ;This is a part of his
scheme. "There is method in his mad
ness." He hopes to discount in ad
vance any thing wo may publish by
making it appear that we are assailing
him personally. We have no personal
fights to bring into these columDs. We
have not even used thse columns to
reply to Holdcn's malignant and
cowardly slanders on members of this
In last week's issue of Liberty ap
pears ono of the vilest and most das
tardly personal attacks on the editor
of this paper tint we have
ever read. The statements it contains
are as false as they are vile. The edi-
itor of this paper is well known in
Kearney and throughout Buffa
county and delegates to the state con
vention of August 3rd are invited to
inquire into the truth of the statements
Holden has published. They are also
invited to verify the record which we
sball publish next week.
There is one other point to which we
wish to refer: Holden is trying to
spread the impression that th's paper
is booming certain candidates for
state offices. Nothing could be farther
from the truth. We have no preferred
candidates. We are working simply
and solely for the good of the people's
cause. It is a cause which we deem
worthy of the highest and noblest ef
fort of any man. And any man who
will betray it from personal or selfish
motives is as base a traitor as ever
haunted the pits of Infamy.
Rev. Dr. McIlliar, of Pittsburg,
threw aside his theology, Sunday
and got down to religion in good style
when he made his morning prayer be
fore his great congregation. Among
other good things he said, "God grant
comfort to those hearts that are watch
ing and nursing the wounded and to
those widows and mothers who are
weeping over their dead. Oh, God, wo
pray that demagogues may take the
back seat and that honest men may be
brought to the front"
In Monday's Bee Mr. Ro?ewater
makes some very satisfactory admis
sionssatisfactory to the independents.
Speaking of the approaching republi
can state convention he says that if
corporate interests and political wreck
ers dominate the convention and dic
tate their candidates, republican suc
cess will b3 imperiled, if not hopeless.
The shrewd little Bohemian leader
says farther: "Up to this time the
party seems to be drifting toward the
political maelstrom without rail or
rudder and there is imminent danger
that wo shall strand on the rocks by a
reckless disregard of popular senti
ment." No man knows the political status of
things in Nebraska better than Mr.
Rosewater does, and no one can doubt
that ho is right when he comments up
on tho imperiled and well nigh hope
less outlook for the republican state
ticket this fall. That the republicans
generally realize this is to bo seen in
the determined effort that is now going
on to create dissension in the ranks of
the independents as to their candidate
for governor. But this work will bo
wasted as the people's party will not be
drawn into a contention. Thev will
nominate one of their strong men and
will stay by their nominee.
Mr. Rosewater goes on to emphasize
his position by republishing the strong '
features of the republican state plat
form of two years ago recognizing the
righls of labor, favoring legislative
control of corporations, criticising
their interference in politics and de
manding a reduction of rates similar to
those in adjacent states. But the Bee
fails to publish the record of the re
publican officials elected upon this plat
form. Fortunately that record is well
known to the peoplo and needs not
to be published. Every voter in the
state knows that the republicans in tbe
legislature deserted their platform
completely and rushed to tho support
of the corporations in every measure
in which they were interested, and
that the state officers during tho past
two years have been the .subservient
tools of the corporations, just as their
predecessors had been before them.
The Bee shows the weakness of its
position when it says: "And to em
phasize its sincerity the convention
refused to re nominate two of the three
state officers who had failed to respond
to the popular demand for a oreduction
of freight rates, and the third escaped
being shelved by a mere scratch."
Will the Bee tell us how much bet
ter the new men have been than the
old ones were? Did the retirement of
John Steen and Ben Cowdery give us a
railroad commission not dominated by
railroad influence? Certainly not.
What has the railroad commission
given us except the green apple joke
from Nebraska City to Kearney, by
way of Omaha?
What utter hopelesness must fill the
soul of the republican leader as he
writes: "Wo have not a single vote to
spare this year; nay, more, we can not
hope to win unless we can convince
several thousand of the discontented
republicans, who strayed from the fold,
that the candidates we nominate this
year will redeem the pledges of the
party." The editor of the Bee knows
that the history of republican rule in
Nebraska has been one long unbroken
record of railroad and corporation sub
serviency. How can he hope that the
people once thoroughly alienated and
disgusted will turn back to a party
with scch a record?
The republican party in Nebraska
has had opportunity after opportunity
to show its good intentions and it has
neglected every one. Thousands of
men who thought they were fallowing
republican principles hav-i discovered
that they were simply feeding and fat
tening so-called republican state officers
and their innumerable 'gang of hang
ers on, and many have grown tired of
it. The party has lost its opportunity.
It has sinned away its day of grace and
there is now no salvation for it. It
might have continued to represent the
people but it chose to represent the
corporations and their money; and now
that the people are thoroughly aroused
they will not take these self-seeking
leaders upon their promise to bo better
in the future but they will choose from
their own ranks men who can go into
office untrammeled and whoso nomina
tion comes as the gift of the people and
not at tho dictate of the corporations.
Let the eighth of November hasten on
for that is the dayjof our deliverance.
Ignatius Donnelly was honored
with a quarter of a column of choice
ridicule in the New York Sun of
We offer an apology to our readers
for getting the paper out late the past
two weeks. The delay was unavoidable
but we will not let it occur again.
In England there is a "tidal wave
toward liberalism." From present in
dications Gladstone's party will have a
hundred and fifty majority in the next
house of Commons.
Campbell having resigned as chair
man of the republican national com
mittee, and Fessenden having declined
the position what is the matter with
Rosewater for that place? Why should
a placegobegging when there is such
a sweet scented general available as
The following from the sermon yes
terday of Rev. Dr. Thompson of the
Genesee conference shows the trend of
publio sympathy with the laborers and
against the barons of monopoly and
their hired soldiers: "When people
shall refrain from seeking thmr own
self aggrandizement we shall then have
triumphant democracy, when Carnegie
is not king, but Christ. But then the
lion of capital will lay down with the
Jamb of labor. Monopolist will be no
longer king in the land and there will
be no more Pinkertons to harm and
It is reported on the street that
every member of the state board of
transportation is down with the green
apple colic. They have not been eating
any stolen green fruit but their attempt
to steal some campaign thunder by re
ducing freight rates on something that
can not be transported for at least a
year and a half has caused such a horse
laugh all over the state that the board
has suffered nervous prostration. They
are in seclusioa and are taking
colocynth and nux vomica in alternation
every thirty minutes. There is no
hope that they will recover politically
and their friends should be on the
lookout for announcement of funerals,
as prompt burial will ba absolutely
"Truth's Approaching Triumph" is a
song of the "thousand years," the reign
of righteousness for which wo are fight
ing. It is a beautiful inspiring compo
sition, refreshing as a song of the angela
to those who have become weary wait'
ing. See our campaigrmusio ad. '
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