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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 29, 1892)
THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
capital. If they stand firm, and show
themselves to be men, other classes
will rally to the rescue. If thy fail,
all is lost.
The eyes of the civilized world are
fixed on the organized American far
mers today. Th3 eyes of organized
i wealth and greed are ablazj with scorn
and hate. The eyes of the toiling
masses are lighted with a rising hope.
', If the organized farmers stand the
test, they will go down in history as
i. the pioneer movers In the greatest
political revolution of the ages. If they
falter, and fail, they will become the
laughing stock of the world.
A REPUBLICAN PREDICAMENT.
Regarding the campaign for the gov
ernorship, tho republicans have leen
in a curious predicament. There is no
man so hatt d or so feared by tho ma
chine politic'ans of Nebraska as Gen.
Van Wyck. Because they feared him
they sought to prevent his nomination.
To do this, they could not openly op
pose him in the organs of their own
party for that would have reacted in
the General's favor. So they employed
tho greatest and most contemptible
vi lain that ever edited a newspaper in
the state to fight Gen. Van Wyck under
cover of an assumed loyalty to the in
The nature as well as the outcome of
that fight is too well known to need
comment. But it produced one curious
result that perhaps the republicans
themselves did not foresee: They ex
hausted their mud-magazine before the
campaign began. All that choice sup
ply of mud collected and used by the
ISta'e Journal several yfars ago had
been fired over again through Holden's
mud-gnn to prevent the General's
nomination. Then the republicans
f -und themselves in a predicament. Iu
the first place Holden's campaign of
slander and vituperation had produced
an effect exactly contrary to what Lis
employers expected, and this made the
republicans very dubious about taking
up the tame course in the campaign.
In the second place for them to use the
same mud again would prove conclu
sively that they backed H )lden in his
light to prevent the General's nomina
tion. In the third place, the mud, under
Holden's manipulation, had become
so slimy, t lat even a half way respect
able republican paper could not risk its
reputatiou by handling the stuff.
The republican managers were very
nuch non plussed, ard up to this time
they have not reached a satislactory
solution o' the difficulty. The only
thing they seem to have determined on
is to keep Holden in the field firing
weeklv discharges of the same slime,
in the hope that ho may turn a f ow
votes in each . county fron G neral Van
"They digged a pit and they have
fallen therein." It is Lot our business
to help them out; but it is amusing to
contemplate their discomfiture.
Weaver and Field are in this can
vass the sole c'aampions of the people
against the dangerous aggressions ot
money and privilege. They s'and for
the interests of the fanner, the artisan,
the miner and laborer. A vote f r
thein is the sole present means of filing
a protest against a form of corporate
rapacity that was unknown to the
founders or our republic, and to check
v hici is the most p-ess'ng duty of the
citizen and patriot. We have reached
acrhds when partisan sentiment aud
con iderations must yield to thi ne
cessity of self-preservation. Denver
PUGILISM AND POLITICS.
The'reccnt prize fight at New Or
leans will serve as an excellent illus
tration of the political situation of to
cfay. Sullivan is a good representative
of the republican party. For years he
has knocked out all opponents. With
new victories came recklessness He
became drunken and brutal. Helpless
women and crippled men were nbt
spared by him. He became tho bully
of tho na ion, arrogant and impudent.
He knew no rights of other men which
he was bound to respect. ' Ho was for
Sullivan first and other p.oplo nover.
Kilra'n and Hyan, fairly representative
of tho democrat'c party, proved no
match for this man who Beemed to
be invincib'e. Cortatt may be taken to
represent the independent party.
Without fame be stepped into tho ring
to fight the bulldozer. Sul ivan had
violated every law of nature. . Corbett
had respected his heal th and body as a
trust given him by his Creator. He
neither smoted nor drank. He was
willing to face the big man in the ring
confident that the best man would win.
They did meet and the best man won.
t was a surprise to Sullivan, and a sur
prise to the world, but it demonstrated
that the man who takes advantage of
his power to impose upon the weak
and helpless, to violate the laws of
God, and to trample upon the rules of
man it demonstrated that in the
course of time such a man is certain to
meet an avenger.
Adopting a vulgar phrase the repub
lican party has been drunk for many a
year. It has imposed upon . the weak
and helpless. The democratic par tv,
burdened with faults and weaknesses of
its own, is unable to cope with this poli
tical giant. But the independent
party, whi :h goes to bed regularly at
night, and does not have to take a
cocktail to steady its nerves in the
morning, th3 independent party young
and vigorous in organizition, healthy
sincere in purpose, and determined to
tight is in the ring. There can be but
one result. Before the well aimed
blows of the youth the old decripit and
corrupt combatant must go dswn.
The fact that otherj have failed in
their contests with this creature is no
In his own good time God has raised
up a party which will avenge the suffer
ings a' d wrongs inflicted upon the
belple.s by a powerful political organi
zation. "The mills of the gods grind slowly
but they grind exceedingly small.
With patience he stands waiting, with
exactness grinds he all."
The report published in several
papers to the effect that the republi
cans of Texas have endorsed the peo
ple's ticket is not true. The democrats
are split wide open and have two
ti kets in the field. The republicans
endorsed one of these tickets, that
headed by Clark, an anti-silver demo
crat. 1 bis gives the people's ticket all
the chances for a sweep'ng victory.
The October number of "Romance,"
the second in that magazine's notablt
series of spec ial issues, illustrating the
fiction of different nations, will be a
special German number. More than
half its contents will be translated from
the German, and no such opportunity
has ever before been afforded American
readers to see grouped in a single is
sue of a magazine, so many and such
characteristic specimens of the work of
the best story writers of that nation.
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