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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1892)
THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
A Bousing Time at Carey's Grove
Three Parties Represented.
Qretne the Hero of the Hour Shamp
Opens His Campaign at
The Issues Discussed Before 2,500
Saturday was a field day for the inde
pendents of Saunders county. About
2,500 people turned out to the basket
picnic at Carey's Grove in the north
eastern part of the county. Arrange
ments had been made for a great three
cornered discussion of the issues. The
champions of all parties appeared, and
it was a battle royal that will be re
membered long in the annals , of Saun
Hon. W. II. Dickenson, the republi
can nominee for state senator, presided.
The Mead cornet band discoursed stir
ring music. The arrangement was that
the representatives of each party should
have one hour and a half to be divided
between two speakers. ,
At 11 o'clock the meeting was called
to brder, and W. H. Decb opened
the debate. This being his home
county he preferred to give most of his
time to his colleague, Hon. W. L.
Greene. In a ten minutes talk, he
f)aved the way for tho discussion by
aying down the. true principles of
government. Mr. Decb. spoke in his
happiest vein and what he said was
well received. Then came tho basket
After dinner, Mr. Albert Watkins of
Lincoln opened the fight for the demo
crats. He made a very nice plain
speech talking nothing but tariff re
form of the standard democratic brand.
Next came Attorney Frick of Fro
mont in behalf of the republicans. He
also talked tariff, and pointed with
pride to the record of the g. o. p. His
speech was weak and full of inconsis
tencies. Lawyer T. J. Mahony of Omaha then
spoke for democracy, like all the rest
confining himself to the tariff. His
speech was full of eloquence and sar
casm. He had samples of goods with
prices, to show that the McKinley bill
had raised prices. He pretty thor
oughly used up Frick.
Then came the treat of the day, the
speech of W. L Greene. For the first
time in the discussion he approached
the real issue in which the people are
interested, the money question. He
showed how contraction of the cur
rency bas strangled industry, and mul
tiplied the debts of the people. He
showed that what we need today is
more money. It would put life into
every industry, end the heavy preaswre
of hard time-', and enable the people
to get out of debt. He compared the
two old parties to a calf he had seen in
a side-show which had two . heads and
two tails but only one stomach. Cleve
land and Harrison are the two heads
and Wall street the stomach. All the
other speakers had been heard with
close and respectful attention, but
Greene received round after round of
Ike Lansing, the "Singing Pilgrim,"
of Lincoln, was the last speaker for the
republicans. He made a labored effort,
talked tariff almost exclusively and
told some very amusing stories. He
also talked about the pedigrees of the
parties, saying that the independent
party had no pedigree, the democrats
had a pedigree they were not proud of,
but the republicans could point with
fride to the pedigree of their party,
ke will never make such a blunder
again. He didn't know Greene was
loaded for that kind of buncombe.
Greene closed in a thirty-minutes talk
in which he introduced his famous
"devil" illustration. He said old Satan
himself, if he were present, could point
with pride to his record when he was
an angel of light, but the question is
what Is he doing now?
It is impossible to give anything like
a good report. Everything passed off
smoothly, and the best of feeling pre
vailed. If the joint debates that are
being arranged for in all parts of the
state turn out as this one did they will
be the means of winning thousands of
votes for the People's party. '
SflAMP AT PALMYRA.
A Crowded House and Much En
thusiasm. Hon. Jerome Shamp, candidate for
congress in the First district, spoke to
a crowded house at Palmyra on Satur
day evening. The meeting was en
tertained by music from a string band
and several campaign songs.
The first speaker was Capt. Hunter
of Linco'. n. He urged the independents
to keep in the middle of the road, and
to stand by their candidate who is in
every respect the peer of either of his
opponents and who will if elected vote
and work for the interests of the peo
ple. Mr. Shamp then took the floor, and
for one hour and a half he dis
cussed the issues in a masterly man
ner. He spoke mainly on the financial
question. He scored Mr. Bryan for
saying that he will vote for Grover
Cleveland if the election is thrown
into the house. If Grover Cleveland
is elected no free coinage bill could
possibly be enacted because Cleveland
will not sign it.
Mr. Shamp created great enthusiasm
and at tho close there was great ap
plause. Mr. Shamp made many friends
and the independents of Otoe county
propose to stand by him.
How "The Call" Sizes Them Up.
The Journal and Bee are charged by
many with being conducted in the in
terests of the corporations &n& against
the welfare of the people.
Some of our republican friends seem
to think that this charge is only made
by . independents and not worthy of
consideration ; when a careful perusal
of those publications themselves re
veals the corporation stamp upon al
most every column.
But if our anti-monopoly republicans
will not take independent testimony,
nor testimony to be found ;in the pa
pers themselves in every issue, perhaps
they will be more open to conviction if
good republican testimony is produced.
The editor of the Call is chairman of
the county republican central com
mittee, high up. uTthe councils and in
the confidence of the party, and his
evidence ought to be conclusive. In
last week's paper this is what he says of
the Journal and the Bee:
"The Call has pulled the msk from
the canting hypocite at the corner of
Ninth and P, and has shown its repul
sive features on which boodler, cor
ruptionist, time server, corporation
tool and political pap-sucker are written
in every line. It has shown up Rose
water's true character as a traitor to his
party, as an insolent dictator and a
malicious persecutor of honest men."
We bespeak a careful consideration of
this inside testimony 07 our doubting
friends, as to the character of the work
some of their oldest publications are
Davey, Neb., Aug. 23.
Omaha, September 1.
Grand Island, Sept 2.
Greenwood, Sept. 3.
Lincoln, Sept. 5.
Oakdale, Sept. 10.
Ceresco, Sept. 14.
Mr. J. B. Romine will address a
meeting at Inavale, Webster county,
Sept. 5th. 4 ..
Notice to Alliances.
I wish to remind many of our al
liances that while the interest in the
work of the organization is well main
tained all over the state, alliances have
not made their reports as promptly as
I would like to see. Remember that
your last annual meeting mapped out a
big year's work and placed three lec
turers in the field, largely increasing
our necessary expenses. I hope every
alliance that has not already done so
will instruct its secretary to make out
and forward its report, with state dues,
without delay, and see that your busi
ness affairs are conducted in a business
way. If you hate no blanks on hand a
postal card request will biing them to
you. Let ma hear from you promptly.
Very sincerely your brother in the
work, J. M Thompson,
Labor Day in Lincoln
Hon. C, D. Shrader has been secured
as the orator for Labor day in Lincoln.
His address will bs delivered at 8 p. m.,
P. H. Barry Nominated.
The representative convention of
49th district met at Burwell. the 23rd,
i no tori V- FT Ttarrv of Greelev
county. Garfield county supported her
favorite son, U. W. nennuK, wnusu
faithfully represented the people in the
last legislature. But our people will
stand by Mr. Barry and he will bs
elected. He has a brilliant war record
having lost an arm in the battle of
Petersburg. There is no truer inde
pendent than he is. He has already
challenged his republican opponent to
a joint debate.
Yours for victory,
T. W. Hartley.
Eork at Valparaiso.
BRAINARD, Nebi, Aug. 29, '92.
M. V. Rork spoke in Brainard the
26th to a fair sized audience. Several
of the old party people acknowledged
that his argument was reasonable and
We are expecting to have a big rally
at David City Sept. 13.
S. N. Darnell, n
OF AN IMMENSE STOCK OF
Will offer for the next 15 days 20 per cent discount on aU WORSTED DRESS
GOODS, ranging in price from 12c, to $1.00 per yard. Our goods are marked
in plain figures and as low as the lowest. In addition to our already very low
prices, will give you 20 per cent off, which reduces $1.00 goods to 8Cc, T5c.
goods to 60c, 50c. to 40c, etc. Remember the above special sale will only last
for 15 days. Our stock is also complete in the following departments:
Best Grade Live
We make a specialty of
Jeans and Cotton
Hats and Caps,
Large Stock of Groceries,
handling the best makes of
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Our priees are a low as can be bought anywhere for first-class goods. Try
a pair of our school shoes and be convinced. There are none better. Come and
inspect. If you find we do not tell the truth, then do not buy.
FRED SCHMIDT, 921 0 St., opp. P 0.
Gents' Furnishings at
50 Cents on the Dollar.
We hare been fortunate enough to secure the entire stock of Clothing,
Gents FurnishinglGoods, etc., formerly owned by A, HURLBTJRT of
this city at a very low price and we are selling it now. Everv article
in the stock at one-half the price at which Mr. Hurlburt sold the" same
goods, not near wholesale price for it.
?feI,tVViU-y0U hVu SU?h an opportunity again to purchase fine clothing
at such prices The sizes are regular; lines all full now and vou can
nS-rn Uited' e WOuld 0lTer this kdv5ce t0 parties wTsMntop
chase: Come as early as you can, before 1 he assortment gets broken
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out this stock and quit. The bankrupt stock of sfatione rv inks school
books, paper pens, cutlery, etc, from the Fremont DemHrnetlt ove
of Fremont, Neb., is now on sale here at 50 cents on the dollar
IVLEY, CHIDISTER CO.,
Cor. P and 10th Sts., Lincoln.
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