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THE ALLIANCE - INDEPENDENT.
HON. J. V. WOLFE'S SPEECH.
Delivered on the Opening of the Kear
The hour has now arrived for calling
this convention to order. In perform
ing this, my official duty, and before
yielding the gavel to your choico for
temporary chairman of the conveation,
allow mo just a few words.
In tho first place let me congratulate
you on this magnificent attendance.
T hi is but our third state nominating
convention, and yet incumbers and in
telligence it breaks all previous rec
ords of our own, or either of the old
parties in Nebraska. I congratulate
you further upon the bright prospects
everywhere spread out before us for the
siecdy triumph of the grand principle!
of tho grandest party that ever went
forth to battle for human rights. I con
gratulate you especially upoa the deep
earnestness that I see depleted in the
countenances now before me. As I look
over this vast sea of faces I see evi
dences to my mind "as strong as proof
of holy writ" that you are hero for no
idle purpose, but that you mean and in
tend business. A very largo majority o!
you I recognize from your bronzed faces
as tho sunburnt ons of toil, and all of
you I know are tho steadfast friends cf
honest labor wherever performed. You
have not come here for pleasure or for
your physical health. You have come
hero from the remotest parts of the
states as tho accredited delegates from
your various counties, confided with a
sacred trust and to perform a solemn
duty. No private palace cars were
placed at your disposal, no free passes
were furnished you to lessen your ex
pense. At your own expense and at
great personal and pecuniar? sacrifice
you have left your plows idle in the
furrow, and your reapers motionless in
the field, and, at the call of duty, and
in tho interest of humanity, you are
here to seek and do justice.
My brothers, workers in this great
field, a field already ripe and rich with
the harvest-laborers in this grand work
of financial reform soldiers in the com
ing battle for industrial emancipation,
lit your actions hero at this convention
attest your loyality and your devotion
to tho principles we have espoused.
If this movement means anything it
means everything that is Godlike and
grand. It means that, laying aside all
personal ambition and all petty spite
and jealousy, wo will strive only for the
uplifting and tho upbuildiDgof a nobler
humanity, and the establishment cf a
grander civilization. It means that
the fight that we have so courageously
begun shall go on in spite of foes with
out or foes within, until every human
being in all this broad land ahall be
able to sit- down under his own vine
and fig tree and peaceably enjoy the
fruits of his hptest toil.
We have both said and sung, "Good
Bye, Old Party, Good Bye.'' Let us
see to it that we say it and sing it with
thp spirit and with tho understanding.
As we have abandoned tho old parties
themselves, let us leave behind us every
objectionable featuro of them, and
make our party in fact, what we claim
it a party of tho people, by the peo
ple and for tho people.
Our history stretching backward
about three years has broken, in many
respect?, all previous pat ty records.
We broke it in St. Louis by the Amens
that were said by the Hallelujahs
that were sung, and the tears that were
shed when the grand principles that
were there enunciated, were first
agreed to by united labor, and Jpromul
gated as labor's creed to tho civilized
world. We broke tho record at Omaha
at our first national convention to nom
inate candidates for president and vice
president, when we recognized the
south as an integral portion of this our
.common country. There it was also
that we broke all party records when
we showed and proved our devotion to
principles more than to any man, or to
all the grand men who composed that
magnificent gathering. The scene af
ter the adoption of our platform is yet
before me, and will remain fresh in ihe
memory of everyone who witnessed it,
as long as memory shall perform its
The record of all previous po'itical
conventions was also broken at Omaha
when mingled with the voices of the
agea ana tne young was heard tno. cry
Your state committee will also break
all former records by making to this
convention a financial report of all
moneys received and where from, and
all moneys expended and what for, and
ask that a committee be appointed to
thoroughly examine their work.
With such a past, my brothers, so
fresh in all our memories, with the
present so full of encouragement, and
with the future bo Ir ght with hope
and full of promise, and with thestreak
ings everywhere around us that pro
claim tho dawning of a better day to
labor, can it bo that we do not realize
our responsibility, or that any of us
shall fail to do our whole duty on this
occasion, and in the coming struggle?
Id) not believe it. I cannot believe it.
I will not believe it. I cannot (all you
all by name, but for two long years I
have known you as true, loyal inde
pendents; as loyal workers in this
grand movement. Wc have met to
gether. Wo have talked together. Wo,
have fought together. We have even
wept together, and toge:her have gone
down to defeat, but we are here tonight
to select our leaders, to mass our forces,
and to go forth to renewed battle.
With unity and harmony and fraternity
t) characterize our proceedings, no one
can doubt tho result.
We have our enemies already on the
run and if they shall fail here and now
in this, their last opportunity to breed
discord and create stiife among you, as
fail they will and fail they mus their
last hope will bo gone. Open discussion
of men is all right. Fair and honorable
criticism of all aspirants to office is not
only right but is eminent y proper, but
he who would sow broadcast iu our
homes and in your hearts the seeds not
only of diacord but of hate, is his own
worst enemy if not yours, for I am
taught "that whatsoever a man soweth
that shall he also reap." I am not here
for any se'fish purpose or as a champion
for any living man, buh I am here and I
believe you are here in the interos, of a
cause we all dearly love and for which
we have all a'ready sacrificed so much.
Let us therefore do our work here like
men and liko men go forth from this
place arm in arm and shoulder to shoul
der and carry forward the work begun
hero tonight to a grand suecese. As
firmly as I belie ve that success in No
vember depends very much upon the
ticket you aro about to nominate, yet I
am persuaded that even more depends
upon the spirit iu which your proceed
ings are conducted, and upon the good
fee ing existing between us when our
work is done. With unity of purpose
and harmony of action and with an al
together pull from now until tho elec
tioo, and at the po Is we can elect any
good ticket you rasy hero name, but
without these the chances are that wc
can elect no ticket however good, aud
he who does not recognize this fact, it
would seem to me, courts even if he
does not desire, defeat.
In saying as much as I have in 6psu
ing this convention I may have again
broken all past records and it would bo
improper for me to say more, but it
would have been 'almost impossible for
me to have said less.'
I nov commit to your own interest
and that of the indpendenVparty of Ne
braska, into your own ksop'ng in the
hope and in tho firmbslicf and with tho
fervent prayer, that you will guard t hat
interest well' and guide the party to
victory in November.
I will now hear nominations for tem
The Campaign in Adams 0)uaty.
A people's party rally and picnic will
be held at Pauline, in Adams county,
on August 1G. Carl Brown of Califor
nia and other prominent speakers will
be present and open the campaign for
the independents in that county.
Effio: "Did George play football
while ho was at college?" Maude:
No. I don't think he did." Eflie:
Did he row on tho crew?" Maude:
"I never heard anything about it"
Eflie: "Then he must havo played
baseball.1' Maude: "Ho never said
anything about it. I'm pretty sure he
didn't though." Effie: "That's verv
mmm atintii.' farmers')
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E. ST. JOHN
Gen'l Tkt. & Pass. Agt,
"I don't believe Dante's de
of the Inferno is correct"
Winks "Why not?" Jinks-"Notone
of the shades said to any other shade:
'Is this hot enough for you?' "
Notice to Bridge Contractors.
Notice is hereby given, that sealed bids will
re received by too County Clerk of Furnas
County Nobrapka lor the erection of ont com
bination bridge across the Republican river
oh the county line be:ween Harlan and Fur
nas counties near the village of Oxford.
Said bridge to be cUU feet Jong and to con
sist of fi spans ot 150 feeteach with a roadway
U feet wide in thG clear, and the road bed to
be 1 1 foot nove low water mark.
Sa d br.'de to bo built in all icspcets accor
ding to the nlana nn ' specifications now on
flle in the cilice of the couvty clerk.
The commissioners of Furnas County and
(ho supervisors of Marian county will eater
into a joint contract for the erection of said
Thobidsfor 6arae will be received by tho
undersigned on or before noon of September
5th, lt'2 and mfcgt be accompanied by a gaod
and tutlleieutbi d in case contract is awarded.
The county commissioners however reserve
the right to rc j t auy and all bids.
Witness my hf nd and county seal this 1st day
of Ausmtl8!2. H. W. McFadden,
(SEvl) 8-it. Couaty clerk.
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