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THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
A POLITICAL PROTEST.
Why havo men gom into tho inde
pendent movemont? Somo because
they believe in awincreiso of currency;
somo because they brieve in gov
ernmental control of railroads and tel
egraphs: somo, perhaps, in the hopa of
securing offlco, and a few possibly, as a
moans of personal rovenge. But there
is still another causo tbat has taken
hundreds and thousands of men into
tho new party. It is the conviction
that has bee n forced upon them that
tho old parties havo Iwth passed be
yond tho control of tho people into tho
hands of designing capi alists and cor
porations, whoso end and aim in life
is to control legislation in
their own selfish interests.
When combines advance tho price of
coal simply because they can; when
wealthy manufacturers reduce the
wages of operators without just cause;
when transportation companies charge
more for tho marketing of grain twice
over, then tho cost of raising it; and
when corporation attorneys buy their
way into oflico and control legislation
in tho interests of theso wealthy com
bines and manufacturers and transpor
tation companies; when all theso things
are seen year after year and with re
publican and democrat ie rule alike,
what wonder that the masses aro turn
ing away from tho parties in which
they have bsen reared, not only with
sorrow, but with anger as well, and
with a determination to be revenged
upon theso despot'e usurpers.
Men may ridicule tho accusation of
ring rulo; men may scoff at the idea of
subsidized press; men may deny that
legislatures, yea and congresses aro
bought with gold, but tho poople know
that theso t Lings aro true. It may be
unpopular to talk of tho oppression of
the poor by tho rich, but the ra in is a
fool or a liar who denies tbat it ex sts
throughout tho country and is growing
worse acd worso as the years go by.
It may seem plausiblo to say that you
cannot legislate a man r'ch or poor, but
no man can deny that the capitalists of
this country guard the legislation of
country with tho ulmost care, lest
somo of their wealth bo legislated from
their over-full cofi'ers into tho needy
hands of tho common people.
Tho organization of tho people's
party, as well as its wonderful growth,
is a great political protest from tho
masses of the country against ino
management of public alTairs solely in
the interests of the few and against the
interests of tho many. It is a breaking
away from false lcjtdcrs when their
perfidy has been discovered; it is tho
unspoken curse of tbo downtrodden as
they rise up to strike their oppressers.
The grounds for the present political
uprising, far exceed the reasons winch
justified the American rebellion against
British oppression in 1776. Let us
hope that with years wo havo learned
wisdom and that tho present protest
may bo heeded, and the wrongs righted
by peaceful political methods, and thus
avert tho otherwise inevitable method
of forco and bloodshed. '
Friends, when you fee a little
squatty cuss, with bow legs, bald head
and a bad eye, fal. down and grovel in
the dust for flvo minutes. Ho is the
sawf d off Bohcmiam Joss from Omaha.
Ye?, that's who he is, and they all
fell down and groveled, and the Call
rolled in the dust with the balance of
Tho republican state convention,
held in this city, was a howling mob',
but not a howling success. Tho re
publican papers will now print long
editorial articles in regard to tho har
mony which prevails, but tho truth i3
that inharmony prevails. The only
fellows who aro sa iified aro the Omaha
crowd, tho admin istra' ion crowd, and
tho leeches who crawl at their feet,
and wait for a'l opportunity to suck
blood from tho leaders.
As to locality the ticket is not at all
well selected. Tho southeastern part
of tho stato gets absolutory nothing.
Not only was Tom Majors defeated but
his friends wero defeated with him.
Thd ticket is a lop-sided affair with
Omaba and Rosowater badges all over
it. Tho rank and file of tho republican
party cannot feel that they got any
thing whatever out of tho deal. Ben
Harrison's national committeeman
forced the party to place at tho head
of tho lcket ono of Ben Harrison's
federal officers, and so tho whole repub
can machine is hitched on tho ad minis
Tho stato ticket is not enly put up by
oflico holders and railroad attorneys
and professional politicians, bJt is
largely composed of meu from those
classes. The candidate for governor
is a banker as well ivs a federal officer.
The nominee for the second place is a
proachcr politician of English birth.
A preacher ought to bo good, and a
politician might be good, but tho com
bination is bad. Tho candidato for
stato auditor has held the oflifo of
court reporter since 1877.
Tho stato officers nominated have
not distinguished themselves except by
tho passage of tho famous green apple
order. Altogether tho ticket has no
peculiar strength and much peculiar
weakness. There is nothing about it
or the Omaha and railroad crowd that
forced it through, that will win back a
single independent who was formerly
a republican. On the contrary the
ticket itself and the forces which
brought it into being will make many
a man who has thus far been republi
can, look with favor upon other parties
and nominees when ho goes to the polls
to make up his ticket this fall. The
party is put on the defensive and the
prospects of defeat aro strong.
Let us have no more all night con
ventions. They are disagreeab'o and
they are also dangerous. Mjn who
are weary and sleepy aro likely to do
things hast:ly and without duo con
sideration. Men grow care'ess. They
are in a hurry to get through. They
are too tired to think at;d too sleepy to
investigate. Tho independents have
had enough experience in this matter.
The Kearney convention did its work
well, very well in most cases, but it nar
rowly escaped making several blunders.
Its platform is not so complete nor so
perfect as could be desired. Somo
of its candidates wero selected after its
numbers were greatly depleted by the
departure of delegates. Let us havo
no more all night conventions.
OUR pedagogic editor was requested
to make a free translation of tho
World-Herald's crmments upon tho
gubernatorial situation, and without
the aid of a Lexicon of the Omaha lan
guage, ho at onco produced tho follow
ing: 4 'Our father-in law is a rattling
good fellow. He is much better than
his party. Ho is a little hotter than
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