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THE ALLIANCE - INDEPENDENT.
THE PROPOSITION REJECTED.
The Managers of the State Fair Re
fuse to Divide Time With Inde
pendents. A few days ago the state central com
mittee of the people's party sent a com
munication to the managers of tho
frtate fair, in which they proposed that
the arrangements for political speaking
bo so changed as to allow the inde
pendents to divide time with the demo
crats and republicans on Wednesday
and Thursday of the fair, thus provid
ing for joint discussions between tho
independents acd tho democrats and
tho independents and republicans.
Mr. Blake received an answer yester
day from President Jensen, absolutely
ri fusing to accep' any conditions ex
cept those laid down by the managers
of the fair, givi g the independents
the alternative of accepting Tuesday a
their day, or not being represented at
all. Tho reasons assigned for this
decisioi by Mr. Jensen are tho merest
su terfuge, and will deceive no oho as
to the real motive in rejecting the
proposition. Mr.v Jensen states that ho
believes that there will not be 2,000
difference in tho attendance of tho
three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, and as there will be horse
racing going on Wednesday and Thurs
day afternoon no speaker could com
pete with a horse race, so that the joint
discussion would not be a success. He
':1osps ,by asking the independents to
ac :epfi Tuesday as their day, aid to
forward him a list of speakers.
It is not likely that the state com
mittes will take any notice of this in
vitation and it is quite likely that the
independents will refuse to have any
thing to do with the state fair arrange
ment, as it is very evident it is the in
tention of the managers to discriminate
Baggies is All Bight.
Mr. Editor: I notice that the inde
pmdaits of Chase and surrounding
counties have ro-nominated L. u. liug
cries for representative. I am person
ally acquainted with him and know
v 4 i t a. j v. ;n
min w uo a irue man, aixu uuu wuu win
stind by the laboring men.
Geneva, Neb M. D. J.
Another Olub Organized.
At a meeting of the voters and mem
bers of the People's Independent Party
Club of Greenwood, Cass county, Neb.,
the following officers were elected, viz
President, 11. E. Farmer; vice-presi
dent, Howard Penn; secretary and
treasurer, P. S. Galley. The meeting
then adjourned to meet on August b,
Great Meeting ia Oedar.
Hartington, Neb., Aug. 18, '92.
Judge Edgerton spoke here to a large
and enthusiastic assemblage of people.
1 The place was Wacopona grove, six
miles east of town. His audience was
the largest meeting of people which
everass3mblcd in tho county, reaching
into tho thousands. He was cheered
to the echo. If there is a man who de
serves well at our hands it is Judge
(who ought to have been) Edgerton.
Willis F. Bryant.
Bart County Populists.
The independents of Burt county met
in convention &i tho court house in
Tekamah on tho llth inst. G. A.
Crannell was made chairman and Frank
llotn secretary, a mil ticKet was
placed in the field composed of good
dean men. Geo. W. Minier was
chosen for representative a"d G. A.
Crannell was made the choice for float
representative. Both men are true
blue independents and if elected will do
credit to Burt county. Ira Thomas, a
voung but very able attorney, was
nominated for county attorney. O iver
Waite, an o'd and respected citizea,
was nominated for county commission
er. Tho convention was marked
throughout or karmony, gol intent.
and business tact. Resolutions were
adopted and three rousing cheers given
or C. H. Van wycic. Ail scemeu
plea'cd with the outcome. 11
A Grand Bally,
And basket picnic was held August
17ih, in O. IT. Guiles' grove, Woodvillo
nwnshin. A larffe and enthusiastic
crowd turned out notwithstanding the
very busy time. Hon. W. A. Poynter
delivered an abl-i an eloquent address.
Mr. M. V. wouay or uenoa sposo.
About 1,000 were present and all had a
grand good time.
Wnodvilln precinct will crivo all tho
independent candidates a good majority
ii tri tit 1 S 11 1 An .1
wun vap vv yen. iu wiu ivou.
Genoa, Neb. M. D. J.
Oiuldn'l Grasp It.
Tho Virginia Sun in its aocount of
two speeohes at Richmond, Va.. one
by Congressman Wilson, of Virginia,
and machine Poinocracy, and the
other by tho young man eloquent of
the West, Hon. W. J. 13ryan, or Ne
braska, quotes some extracts from tno
latter' s address. We subjoin them:
I want to talk to you as if you
wero citizens without party, without
politics to men who. love their
country above any party." That re
mark was highly appreciated by the
Sun but fell very flat on the Richmond
audience who evidently could not con
ceive of anything outside or above
party. "Whatever people say against
the Farmer's Alliance. I tell you it
has done what no other agency has
been able to accomDlish. It has
broken down sectional prejudice, and
the blue and the gray have clasped
hands across the bloody cnasm. At
this remark uneasinoss among the
city slanderers of the Alliance flutter
ed through the hall. In conclusion
this bravely outspoken, unsophisticat
ed Westerner said: "The rights of
man are founded in the nature of
things and are eternal a9 the hills.
If they are not advoca ed by one
party, they will be by another. Call
it by any name you choose Demo
cratic or what not; but there will
always be a party of tho people."
We must confess that we lert the
meetinar woncferinsr how Ions it would
take the Hon. W. J. Bryan, Nebraskan
statesman, to flop into the People's
The platform of one of the political
parties contains one feature which is
a little short of the contemptible. It
is tho insincere slap at the national
banks and its encouragement of
stump-tail state paper money. It
would have been commendable if the
platform had denounced the national
banking system as "a barren
ideality" and a fraud. But it does
not do that. It pretends to rap the
system and the pretense is for the
purpose of catching votes. It favors
the removal of the ten per cent tax
on state bank issues and thus en
courages tho stump tail money sys
tem. Those who remember the
character of state bank notes a few
years ago want no more of the swin
die. Bad as the nat'onal ' bank
ing system is it is far better than the
old state bank system that was founded
on faith and wind and under which a
man with his pockets full of bank
notes would starve to death in travel
ing across three states for want of
enough good money to buy a dinner
with. The national banking system
should be abolished and our circulat
ing medium issued direct by tho gov
eminent. There should be no banks
of issue. The business of a bank
should be confined simply to the
handling of deposits and selling ex
change; and no legislation, however
stringontt that seeks to make the is
suing of notes by a slate bank un
profitable, should be disturbed.
Get yoijr old party neighbors
to take the Alliance-Independ
ent under our 25 cent offer.
Lament of a Prosperity Shrieker.
Mr. Editor: Why won't these ca-
amity-cranks listen to reason? Hero I
have been talking prosperity to them
ill I am hoarse. They actually laugh
at mo when I tell them about tho great
prosperity they aro enjoying. Not
long ago I got a few of them together,
and raado a little speech. If said:
"Friends and Fellow-Citizens: This is
the greatest and most prosperous conn-
try under the sun. Look at tho rail
roads, and factories, and mines, and
great cities. Look at.tho fine crops
you raiso. What arc you howling
about, anyway? You ought to bo
ashamed to run down tho reputation of
your state this way. There's plenty of
money in tho banks. There's millions
of dollars in tho cast waiting to bo
borrowed. A dollar will buy more now
than it ever would before. Why don't
you quit this non enso, and go to work?
If you'd devote more timo to farming
and talk politics loss, you'd get on bet
This patriotic spocch didn't bring
forth a particle of applause. Somo of
tho fellows laughed and others fcowled
at mo. One fellow had tho impudence to
ask mo why I didn't go to work myself.
Oic rough-looking hayseed got up and
made tho following remarks:
"This fellow says this is a great coun
try. Of course it is Who made it
great? Goi Almighty furnished the
soil and climate, the minerals, etc., and
tho laboring people of this country did
the rest. We know that wealth is In
creasing verv fast in this country. Wo
know that poverty and crime aro in
creasing laster sun. xnis man says
there is plenty of money In the banks.
Of course there is. But how does that
benefit us? We're not bankers. Tho
only way wo can get that money is by
borrowing it at high rates of interest.
Already our farms and chat ois aro
heavilv mortcracred. Shall we borrow
money over again in order to keep it in
circulation? That Is tho only way to
do it. Tho indebtedness of the country
is so great, and interest draws so fast
that all tho money Hows into tho hands
of the money loaners, and there it must
stay until it is Drrowea oui again anu
thus out into circulation. This fellow
in:ults us by telling us to go to work.
Already we are tho hardest workers in
The harder we work, tae Digger
crops wo raise, am tno less wo
cet for them. The trouoio
is that the money loaners, the
boards of trade, the trusts and
he railroad corporations get all the
orofit there is in fanning: and more too,
so that instead of getting out of debt,
we are getting deeper in dent.
The wealth of tho country is being
centralized in tho hands of a few
wealthy men who produce nothing
The people who produce the weal th are
robbed of it. Wo arc organized to put
a stop to this robbery and by tho eter
nal we are going to do it."
When the old fellow stopped the-e
was a storm of applause. I was utter' y
disgusted. Why will tho people listen
to such rot? They will drive capital
out of the country if they keep on.
Already gold is going to Europe in
larger quantities. If it keeps on what
will become of us? When I said this
to these cranks they eaid they hadn't
seen any gold for some time, and they
preferred greenbacks anyway. I tell
you Mr. Editor, these people are clean
gone crazy. I have decided to go back
east where tho people have some
An 1'n th iinl c.
Fritz Havo you seen my latest
Karl A tall girl with black hair
and dark complexion?
Yes; and hasn't she got a perfect
figure and faco?"
I noticed that her teeth were
Well don't black teeth match
black hair and a dark complexion?"
Notice to Bridge Contractors.
Notice It hereby (riven, that setled bids wilt
bo received by the County Clerk of Furnas
County Nebraska for the erection of on com
bination bridge across the Republican river
oh tho county line between Harlan and Fur
nas counties near the village of Oxford.
Bald bridge to be HJ feet long and to con
g'stof S spans of 60 feeteach with a roadway
14 feet wide in the clear, and the road bed to
be il feet above low watermark.
Sa d bridge to be built in all resprcts accor
ding to the nlans nn4 specifications now oa
fllo in the ofHoe of the couvty clerk.
The commissioners of Furnas County and
tho supervisors of Harlan county will enter
into a Joint contract for the erection of said
The bids for same will bo received by the
undersigned en or before noon of September
5th. 1S1KS and must bo accompanied by a god
and sufficient b rind in cas j contract is awarded.
The county commissioners however reserve
the right to reject any and ali bids.
Witness my hand and county seal this 1st day
Of AUgUbt 18U2. H. W. MCF4DDEN,
(sk.il) . 8-it. County Clerk.
Prosperity In Franklin County
Hildreth, Neb., Aug. 20, '92-
In lookiug over tho independent
press this morning, my attention was
drawn to the long array of foreclosures
in Franklin couniy by J. G. Smith, our
county sheriff, aad in summing it up I
find sixteen foreclosures in the month
of August nnd one in July, aggregating
$20,835.03 under republican ruie.
"How long, O Lord, how lon8."
W. J. Howell.
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