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THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT, y
fijjc farmers' Alliance.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
PUBLISnED ETEBT THURSDAY BT
The 'Alliance Publishing Co.
Cor. llth and M SU., Lincoln, Neb.
BOA BO OV DIRICTftBS.
O. Hum., Fret . J. M. Thompbok, Sec'y.
B. Ed. Thobhtob, V.-P. J. P. MimiD, Trean.
U. II. riBTLI.
Subscription One Dollar per Year
B. Kowim Tbobmtom, Managing Editor
fftis. II. Pibtli Uudlticus Mftnagrr.
E. A. Murray Advertising Mg'r
N. I. P. A.
People's Party National Ticket-
GEN. J AS. D. WEAVE It
For Vice, President,
GEN. JAS. G. FIELDS
For Presidential Electors,
T. G. FERGUSON, Nemaha County.
J. R. CONK LIN, Douglas County.
JOHN I. JONES, Cedar County.
R. R. SHICK, Seward County.
W. A. GARRETT, Phelps County.
PETER EB15ERSON, Howard County.
E. E. LINK, Frontier County.
T. H. TIBDLES, Cuming County.
CHARLES II. VAN WYCK, Otoe Co.
For Lieutenant Governor,
C. D. SHRADER, Logan County.
For Secretary of State,
J. M. EASTERL1NG, Buffalo County.
LOGAN McREYNOLDS, Clay County.
J. V. WOLFE, Lancaster County.
For Attorney General,
V. O. STRICKLER, Douglas County.
For Commissioner of Public Lands and Build
ings, J. M. GUNNETT, York Connty.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction,
II. H. Ill ATT, Custer County.
For Congies First District,
JEROME SH AMP of Lancaster.
The Daily Sun three months for $1.
Read all tin appointments and no
tices of meetings in tnis issue.
The Alliance-Independent three
months for 25 cents in clubs cf live or
IF you get a packago of extra copies
of this issue put them where they will
do the most good.
Remember that thore will be an al
liance headquarters open on' the state
fair grounds. Call and seo us.
Every independent in the Sixth dis
trict should road Kem's record on the
Picklor bill and pass it on to his neighbor.
The record of the ' farmer legisla
ture" was crowded over till next week
oi account of delay caused by an acci
dent in our press room.
It is too soon to predict just what
effect the democratic nominations will
have, but it is safe to say that they
stand not a ghost of a show of being
And now the great political ques
tion is this: Will the railroads force
Crounso to their terms or will they
turn the republican vote over to Mor
ton? Croucse must either say to the
ra-lroads, 'Til do anything you want"
or he must go down. The develop
ments of the next two week.3 wjlj' show
whlph pjan i to be followed,
PUT THEM TO THE TEST.
Every man who goes before the peo
ple asking their votes should tell them
exactly what he proposes to do if
elected. The candidate who refuses to
do this is not fit to bo elected: either he
is too ignorant to know what he will
do, or he is a knave who wants to
hood-wink the people. Whon a can
didate for the legislature comes before
the people, they have a right to ask
him where he stands and what he pro
poses to do lor them. It is their
privilego as well as their duty to do
There is one question in particular
which tho voters of Nebraska should
put to every candidate for the state
legislature, and demand a clear and
Will you vote for a maximum frieght
rate law which will reduce frieght rates
in Nebraska to a level with those in
Let independents see to it first that
their own candidates are solemnly
pledged to vote for such a bill. Then
let them put every old party candidate
to the test. This matter is in the
hands of the people. If they fail to do
their duty they alone must bear the
Many people will remember that
about one year ago the republican pa
pers of this state raised a great howl
over McKeighan's alleged attempt to
talk politics at the Grand Island
soldiers reunion. There was really not
a particle of truth in the charge. Mc
Keighan was in fact one of those who
protested against talking politics at
The hypocritical nature of that re
publican howl is brought into special
prominence by occurrences at tho pres
ent district rennion at Superior.
On tho evening of Tuesday, August
23d, Fighting Dan Brown of Kansas,
made a speech at the reunion campfire.
He referred to tho independent? of
Kansas as "calamity rats," which
"would all bo dead after November 8."
He also spoke of them as "black sheep"
in the flock. Afterwards Mrs. Billings
was introduced and spoke for nearly an
hour, discussing tariff, force bill, free
silver, free ballot, etc. The report,
published in the World-Herald, contin
ues as follows:
Assistant Commander Miller of Red
Cloud stepped upon the platform and
said that tho speeches made here
should be non-political; that there were
as many independents here as republi
cans and ho did not think best to have
any more republican, speeches. No
sooner was this utterance made than a
hideous howl came from, tho audience,
anl Mr. Miller had to leave the plat
form. Now, what have the republican pa
pers to say about this? Will they
raise a howl about, it ?
HOW TO WIN.
Organize ! Form a club in your pre
cinct, ward or school district. Hold
regular meetings. Discuss the issues.
Have music and literary exercises.
Challenge your political opponents to a
joint discussion. Distribute literature.
Get subscribers for reform . papers.
Talk to your neighbors. Turn out to
reform meetings and rallies, and get
your old party neighbors out. Give
liberally to the campaign fund. Help
get out the voters on election day. See
that the votes are correctly counted
and returned by the election officers.
That is J'bow to win." If you want
to win, try the abpye rule at once and
keep on trying it till election. It will
bring the answer.
While Rosewater and Majors, See
ley and Bushnell are discussing the
abduction of Taylor, the people are
concluding that neither of these
crowds is worthy of confidence, and
that it is high time the rotten old ship
TnE Kearney Hub remarks: 'The
republican campaign is on." We
should say it was.
What would the republicans charge
us for another speech by H. C.
Don't vote for a man for a member
of the legislature till you know where
ho stands on the railroad question.
Republican papers of Kansas City
admit that Kansas and Missouri are as
likely to go to the populists as to either
of the old parties.
The name of our candidate for super
intendent of public instruction is spelled
Hiatt, and not Hyatt. State exchanges
will please take notice.
The southern half of California has
gone over to the people's party, and
there is fair ground for believing that
in November the state will be for
After reviewing the financial situa
tion, noting particularly the export of
nearly two million dollars of eold dur
ing the past week, the Philadelphia
Press says: "These are not favorab'e
indicrtions and no amount of argument
can make them so." This is a smart
rebuke to the "prosperity shriekers"
who are continually prating about the
revival of business and the glowing
In South Dakota tho democrats hare
endorsed tho people's party ticket. Do
our southern friends look upon that a
a republican scheme to beat democracy?
On the other hand in Louisiana, the
populists and republicans have fined
on congressmen and the Weaver elec
tors get the republican votes. Will
our northern friends call that a demo
cratic scheme, and a democratic side
show? The truth is beginning to dawn
upon the people that the independent
movement is the main show of the cir
cus this fall and that republicanism aod
democracy aro the side shows, like the
very fat woman and tho double-headed
calf, along side of a state fair exhibit.
When a man gets everlastincrlv
whalloped he never speaks of the other
fellow without explaining that he is so
big a man that of course no ordinary
person could expect to handle him.
This reflection is called out by tho fact
that Judge Ike Lansing has been heard
to remark one hundred and ninety
three times since the Carey Grove
meeting last Saturday that that man
Greene who speaks for the indepen
dents is a deuced fine orator.
In Oedar County,
HARTINGTON, Neb., Aug, 29, 1892.
Hon. Warner Starr, candidate for
senator on the people's ticket, and
Frank Mason, Esq., of Laurel addressed
the citizens of Hartington and vicinity
at Wonderhoof's Grove, one and one
half miles north of town on Saturday.
Hon, John I. Jones, candidate for elec
tor on our ticket, presided at the meet
ing. There was a large and enthus
iastic attendance. Both gentlemen ac
quitted themselves finely, and were
Wilber F. Bryant,
VAN WYCK AND OEOUNSE-
They Will Meet in Joint Discussion in the
Principal Cities of the State
The following agreement for a joint
political discussion between the Repub
lican and Independent candidates for
Governor is hereby entered into by the
representatives of the respective com
mittees of the I wo parties. There are
to be eight meetings to be held at places
and dates specified.
Beatrice, September 27th, Tuesday,
2 p. m.
Lincoln, September 29th, Thursday,
2 p. m.
Columtus, October 1st, Saturday, 2
York, October 4th, Tuesday, 2 p. m.
Kearney, Oc ober 8th, Saturday, 2
Broken Bow, October llth, Tuesday,
2 p. m.
Hastings, October 13th, Thursday, 2
Fremont, October 15th, Satnrday, 2
Van Wyck to open at Beatrice occu
pyiHg one hour, Crounse to reply with
one nour and fifteen minutes, Van
Wyck to close with fifteen minutes At
each subsequent meeting alternating.
Chairman to be chosea by party opin
ing, ho to b vested with all authority
for control of meeting. Speaker to be
allowed for time lost by interruption.
All expenses to be borne jointly.
A. E. Cady,
Chm Rep State Com.
Geo. W. Blake,
Chm. People's Party.
Tom M Cooke,
Sec. Rep State Cen. Com.
C. H. Pirtle,
Sec. People's Party.
An Urgent Appeal-
In the field, August 26, '92.
To the members of the People's Party,
and friends of reform throughout
Our national committee is sorely in
need of funds to meet the necessary
demands of the campaign. The people
are coming into our ranks daily by the
thousands. Counties, districts and
states are calling piteously for help.
With your timely aid efficient men can
be sent to tho proper localities and the
battle be won. Will you not respond
at once by sending your contributions
without a day's delay to M. C. Rankin,
treasurer, Terre Haute, Ind. The
situation is our justification for makiDg
this appeal to you. Fail not as you
prize your liberties.
James B. Weaver,
J as. G. Field.
Carl Brown Coming.
The great California vote maker, tho
buckskin orator, will be in Lincoln on
Friday. He will begin a series of meet
ings on postoffice square. He expects
to be here a week. Everybody will
have a chance to hear him and to see
his wonderful panorama.
Carl Brown of California With His Car
toons a Success.
Valparaiso, Aug. ,30.-With only
two days' notice every chair in the
large city hall was filled and manv stood
during the entire time Carl Brown was
delivering his novel speech, illustrating
completely the political situation in so
,uiu a i"uuer mai me impression will
never be forgotten. Everybody pleased
and no man from either of tho old Dar-
DAv.cpt nie jeaaers, could take of
fence. Keep the ball rol'ing and suc
cess is ours. . g
President Powers has been taking
a well-earned rest since the s'ate con
vention. He will b 3 at alliance head
quarters during fair week and then
take a hand in securing the election of
our state ticket. -Dates will be an
nounced later on, but he will be in the
field until the polls clcse in November
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