The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894, August 18, 1892, Image 1

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NO. 10.
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Oommants of the Eeform Press
Van Wyck's Nomination
Strikes Them.
The Ticket a Vote Winner Needs No
Apology Words of Praise
for Kern.
The Grand Old Commoner.
The following is from the Iowa
Tribune, General Weaver's paper
Such opinions as this count:
The reform elements of the whole
country rejoice in the wise action of
the people s party of Nebraska in se
lecting to head its ticket that grand
old commoner, Ex-Senator C. H. Van
Wyck. No stronger name could have
been placsd before the people of that
state, nor one that would command the
confidence and arouse the enthusiasm
of the people in a larger degree. Years
ago Gen. Van Wyck saw the growing
power of monopoly, and fought its ag
gressions on the floor of the U. S sen
ate with a vigor and persistence that
brought down on him the wrath of the
corporate interests which then as now
controlled the republican party, and he
was retired to make room for men not
so dangerous to the success of pluto
cratic plans.
The people of Nebraska have after
many years awakened to realization of
the fact that he had been sacriticed
because of his fealty to them and their
interests, and they will again bring
him forward in triumph and with an
overwhelming majority elect him gov
ernor of Nebraska this fall. Fit leader
of a noble state redeemed from the
misrule of corporate corruptionists.
The nomination of ex-Senator Van
Wyck for governor will call forth more
support than the full strength of the
independent party. He is above Judge
Crounse in ability and character and
wou'd hare been elected United States
Senator in 1886 by four votes out of
every five if senators were elee'ed by
a direct vote of the people. Now that
the people have chosen him as a can
didate for governor, they will show
their appreciation of his able efforts, in
their behalf, and we believe that he j
will be elected by an overwhelming
majority. He has been a consistent
anti-monopolist for many years, and he
was in spirit an independent before the
independent party was formed. He has
a reputation that wo may well feel
proud of. He has battled against old
Shylock's too's c mtinually since enter
ing public life He battled for the
rights of the people he represented,
nor could Shylock's trained representa
tives influence him. Money could not
ing many of the large steals that the
corporations were trying to get
through the senate. Why should not
the entire people support such a hero?
1 etersburg Index.
The nomination, practically by ac
clamation, of Ex-Senator Charles H.
Van Wyck by the independent of Ne
braska insures a sweeping victory in
thar. state in November. No name
could have possibly been placed before
the people that will inspire greater en
thusiasm or command their confidence
in a larger degree, t or many years
General Van Wyck has been the leader
of the popular cause in Nebraska. In
success and in defeat he has always
b?en with the- j.eople, and now that
they have chosen him to make the com
ing campaign lor governor, he h cer
tain to win victory and place Nebraska
safely within, the lines of the populist's
column. lhe Itocky Mountain News.
The action of the Kearney conven
tion was wise in their selection of a
man whose pre-eminence has long ago
been established in the hearts of the
laboring people of this state. His ac
tions while on the stump or in congress
nave ever snown that lovaitv to the
plain people was the first consideration
with him. His continual war a.eainst
the encroachments of corporate power
is a part of history. Home Kule, Alns-
The people's state c:nvention, held
last week, placed a ticket in the held
that will draw votes. Hon. C. H.
Van Wyck, candidate for governor, is
an available i ian, a man in sympathy
with the great reform movement that
is agitatiiig the minds of the people
inac tne con ven'ion nas made a wise
selection will be demonstrated at the
polls this fall. The Mail, Hebron.
The nomination of Van Wyck proves
that the deliberations of ih rfinresent-
atives of the people's independent par
ty are conducted with care. Hevond
all doubt our nominee U the strongest
man we could have named, and hevond
all doubt he will bo elected, and beyond
every particle or doubt he will give to
Nebraska a judicious administration.
If a railroad bi l is presented for his
signature there is no question but
what it will be speedily signed and he
will look for no loopholes through
which to avoid the performance of his
full and complete dutv. People's
Chas. II. Van Wyck was the choice
of the independent state convention at
Kearney Thursday lor the next gov
ernor of Nebraska. He is the right
man for the place and will be elected
by a rousin? majority. Madison Coun
ty Independent. ,
tion9 are the very best that could havo
been made. One reason that this is
so is that new parties must necessarily
be more careful in selecting candidates
for public support than the old parties
nave to do. The Omaha Tocsin.
Hon O. M. Kem was renominated
for congress, in the Sixth district, by
acclamation, unanimously, on Thurs
day last. Mr. Kem has been a faithful
represen'ative of the people, and will
be able to accomplish much more dur
ing a second term. The desperato mud
slinging tactics, of the hireling opposi
tion, have only made him stronger. It
's also to his credit that such opposi
tion did not come from his district,
where he is honored as a citizen and an
able and faithful representative of the
people The Headlight.
The old soldier is in it. Out of 700
delegats to the Kearney convention,
U.J4 old soldiers answered to roll call.
mere were also live confederate sol
diers delegates. Gen. Weaver, Gen.
Fields, and Gen. Van Wyck irake
three of a kind that will do to draw to.
The very fact that corporations and
corporation organs aro concentrating
their forces to defeat C. II. Van Wyck,
inthiscimpaign, should convince every
honest voter that Mr. Van Wyck is the
man we want to till the olhce of gov
ernor of Nebraska the next term, and
every person who fee's interested in
the success of the party shou d redouble
bis vigilance and make this a campaign
which will placj Nebraska on the list
of independent states by a large ma
jority. Culbertson Sentinel.
Hurrah for O. M. Kem. Hon. O. M.
Kem, our congressman of this district,
received a vote of thanks at the state
convention for the enemies he made in
the old parties by standing by the
laboring classes. There is no man in
this district who will care to run
against him, his election will b3 about
as unanimous as his nomination was at
Kearney. Hurrah for O. M. Kem.
Page News.
Ask those little two-by-four republi
cans politicians who have been howling
for the past two months about the
"Powers and Van Wyck tight," why it
failed to materialize? honest John
Powers had the good will of every
delegate in that convention, but he
said, "I have my whole heart in the
triumph of our cause, and in order that
we may go into the field and fight
united, a common foe in a common
cause, I do not want my name brought
before this convention." The result
was that Van Wyck was nominated
without opposition: his opponent, Gen
eral Leese, taking the p'atforra and
saying, 'T myself am for Gen. Van
Wyck. Springview Herald.
"Losses and Lies" shows up where
Dech Nominated'
Tie congressional convention of the
Fourth district met at Seward on Aug.
II, and nominated Hon. W. II. Dech
for congress on the fifth ballot. The
vote stood as follows on the first ballot:
Capt. Ashby of Gage, 30; W. H. Dech
of Saunders, 38; Richard Dobson of
Fillmore. 22; John Saxon of Jefferson,
13: Judge Stark of Hamilton, 43. On
the fifth ballot Doch received 77, and
Stark 67, and Dech's nomination was
made unanimous.
Capt. Ashby of Beatrice was made
chairman and W O. Rand of Wahoo
secretary , of the congressional committee.
They Shcu'd llo Placed Under Guardian
ship of the National Array.
All the mountain forest lands owned
by the nation should be at once with
drawn from sale, writes J. K Har
rison in the Cosmopolitan, and should
be put under guardianship of tho
national army until a comprehensive
and efficient system of forestry has
been established over them. '
But it is probable that all remain
ing portions of the national domain
will soon pass into possession of the
states within whose boundaries they
are situated. If this expectation is
realLed the mountain forest lands
everywhere should bo held and ad
ministered by the states, a9 such, and
should not bo allowed to become pri
vate holdingi by sale to individuals.
This is essential for the preserva
tion of the country's water supply,
and for the permanence of its agri
culture. This is especially manifest
in relation to the regions which re
quire irrigation. No possible system
of dams, or of hydraulic engineering
of any kind, can secure and control
an adequate supply of water for ex
tensive agriculture by irrigation if
forest conditions are destroyed on the
mountains above tho arid region.
Forest conditions ou these mountains
on the public domain are now bein
rapidly destroyed by pasturage, by
wretchedly wasteful and irresponsible
lumbering and by fire. If these
agencies continue in operation the
and region will remain arid, or. If
they are reclaimed for a little while.
the supply of water will soon fail and
the desert will reassert its ancient dominion.
A large proportion of tho mountain
land of the western part of the conti
nent is of such a character that if for-
est conditions upon it are once fully
destroyed they can never be restored.
Man has no power to create n. new
world, but his abilitv to wreck and
oxhaust the planet on which he livej
is almost without limit
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