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THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
Nebraska Farmers' Alliance.
J. H. Powers, President, Cornell.
W. A. Poymteo, Vlce-Pres , Albion.
J. M. Thompson, State 8c'y, Lincoln.
W. II. DiCH, Lecturer, Wahoo.
fl. C. Faibchild, 1st AbbH Lecturer,
W. F. VnianT,3d Ass't lecturer, Bethany
D. F. Allen, Chairman, Ex. Com., Wabash
In the beauty of the liliks
Christ was born across tho sea,
With a glory In his besom
That transfigures you and rr o.
As he ttrovo to make mca holy
Let us strive to make tbem free,
Since God is marching oh.
Julia Ward Howe.
This department will bo under the direction
ef.I. M. Thompson, Mate secretary. Short
Items from Alliances on matters ot general
iuu rest, quostlouH when disputes hare artaen,
and any news beared? upon the groat work of
our organization will be welcomed by the
editor. Write plainly, on one side of the
paper only, and address "Alliance Depart
ment" Allunce-Indepkndknt, Lincoln, Neb
We would be glad to get items from every
county in the state en condition of the Alli
Said Christ, our Lord, "I will po and soe
How the men, my brethren, believe in me."
He passed not again through tho gates of
But made himself known to the children of
Then said the chief priests and rulers and
'Behold now tho giver of all good things ;
Go to, let us welcomo with pomp and
Him alone who is mighty and great."
With carpets of gold the ground they
Wherever the Son of Man should tread;
And ia palaco chambers, lofty and rare,
They lodged him and served him with
Great organs surged through arches dim
Their jubilant floods in praises of him;
And in church and palace and judgment
He saw his imago high over all.
But still, whenever his steps they led ;
The Lord in sorrow bent down his head.
And from under the heavy foundation
The Son of Mary heard bitter groans.
And in church and palaco and judgment
He marked great fissures that rent the
And openod wide and yet more wide
As the living foundations heaved and
"Have ye founded your thrones and altars,
On the bodies and souls of living men ?
And think ye that building shall endure
Which shelters the noble and crushes the
''With gates of silver and bars of gold
Ye have fenced my sheep from their
I have heard the dropping of their tears
In heaven these eighteen hundred years.
"O, Lord and Master, not ours the guilt;
We build but as our fathers built;
Behold thine images, how they stand,
Sovereign and solo through all our land.
'Our trust is hard with sword and flame
To hold thy earth foreve he same,
And with sharp crooks 61 steel to keep
Still, as thou leftest the sheep."
Then Christ sought out an artisan,
A low-browed, stunted, haggard man
And a motherless girl, whose fingers thin
Pushed from her faintly want and sin.
These sat he in the midst of them,
And as they drew back their garments'
Tor fear of defilements, "Lo here," said he,
''The images ye have made of me '."
The Lancaster county alliance will
hold its regular monthly meeting in
this city on Friday, October 7th. This
is an important meeting and should be
well attended. See that vour alliance
is represented by a full delegation.
afternoon and evening. Every alliance
in tho county should be represented.
Hhamp at Eagle.
Eagle. Neb., Sept. 20.
The village was aglow with enthu
siasm last night. The occasion was the
first appearance in this place of Ho a.
Jerome Shamp, independent candidate
At an early hour the town was filled
with farmers, martial music gathered
the clans, and with banners Hying they
began the march to a grove near the
town, as no hall was large enough to
seat tho imraens3 throng. The meet
ing was opened by reading the pream
ble and platform.
Hon. W. L. Cundiff of Lincoln was
tho first speaker. Ho dealt with the
financial question, drew a vivid picture
of the adoption of the declaration of in
dependence and contrasted it with the
influence which hd up to tho adoption
of the people's platform, which he
characterized as the second declaration
Ho showed that capiial had con
spired against the producer, and multi
plied their dollars in idleness while tho
producer had grown poorer. At the
closo of his scholarly effort, the audi
ence manifested its approval l-y con
Hon. Jerome Shamp was introduced
and was greeted with loud cheers. His
address was marked with telling hits,
as ho took up the issues one after an
other, showing how the two old parties
wero wrangling over tariff, and how
they were directing the public mind to
dead issues. He appealed to young
men to guard against that which in
flicted their fathers. He made an elo
quent appeal for Nebraska homes, in
sisted that gorgeous palaces, and
colas?al fortunes could not be the source
of pride to the nation, until the howls
of the poor were supplanted with com
fortable homes. Mr. Shamp made a
splendid effort, and the independent
party has received a new impetus in
Keep in the Middle of the Road.
An independent of Lincoln bands us
ho following letter from the treasurer
of our national committee. Believing
hat it will furnish inspira ion and en
couragement to some of the struggling
independents of Nebraska, and part'eu-
arly of tho first district, wo publish it
Terre Haute, Ind., Sept, 19, 1892.
Friend Skeen: I am erlad to hear
that Nebraska Independents are in the
middle of the road. That is the only
salvation for us. We must stand by
our own men and avoid fusion or sup
port of either oM party. The promises
of old party candidates amount to noth
ing as they must go into causus ana ao
tho biddmff of their leaders. The
democrats in the last congress furnish
ed a good example of this. Every
eoole's party mm should stand by the
ticket from president down to tho last
man, win or lose. We are Toting for
irmcioles that will win in the near
uture. The man who takes a nomina
,'on on either the republican or demo
cratic ticket is against those principles
You say the democratic candid ate for
corerress in vour district is lor nee sn
ver. Wei', if he is he had better leave
tho party that puts up Grover Cleve
land for its s'andard bearer, opposes
free coinage in its platform, and defeats
in congress with 148 majority a free
coinage bill passed bv the senate. That
ousrht to damn" any democratic candi
date with the honest voter that reads
and thinks for himself.
Yours for the cause,
M. C. IlANKIff.
The Pawnee county farmers' alliance
will hold its regular meeting at Pawnee
Citv on Saturdav. October 8th. It is
probable that the business session o
the alliance will be held in the fore
Kctn and Whitehead at Chadron.
Crawford, Neb., Sept. 21, '92.
Today at 2:20 o'clock, the great Kem-
Whitehead debate commenced in the
rink at Chadron. The day was all that
could bo wished for. About 1,500 peo
ple wero present, fully 900 being voters.
The meotiog was prefy well adver
tised. A special train run from Craw
ford to Chadron. Ono hundred and
two ticket 8 wero sold. The trafn pulled
Into Chadron at 11:30. Tho indepen
dents formed in line and marched down
through the town. The procession was
headed by a four foot transparency of
Weaver and Field. Upon this banner
The Winners. Our Choice.
Following this wero interspersed
through the procession several banners
that were telling and pointed:
For Kem, 6,000 Majority.
People's Champion, Gen. C. H.
Van Wyck, by 20,000,
Several cartoons caused laughter
and paralyzed the republicans.
A cartoon of a lone g. o. p. man fishing
or suckers in a fhhless pond; a bulldog,
representing the new version of g. o. p.
being Greed's Oldest Pup: i he petri
fied politician with the cap of his head
sawed off, and a friendly band dropping
a reform idea into the thinking cavity;
a man with an unearthly grin, repre
sented the g. o. p. grin, with "gocd
crops, no independents" inenbed be
neath, completed the procession that
filed through the republican strong
hold. A canvass of the train showed
twenty-four votes for Whitehead and
fifty-four for Kem. It was a grand
sight to see a hundred sturdy farmers
wearing O. M. Kem badges, marching
in line. They were farmers too, not
At 2:30 Chairman Edminsten called
the meeting to order after a few
brief remarks he introduced Mr.
Daugherty, and followed his introduc
t on with that of Mr. Kem. It took Kem
about three minutes to" talk about tse
beautiful country. Ho proceeded to
business without much preliminary.
He talked f free silver, finance, cor
porations, his vote on the Pickler bill,
and lesser issues. Oh, how he scored
them. The Chadron Journal has made
a vigorous fight against Mr. Kem on
his vote on the Pickler bill. Mr. Kem
dwelt fifteen minutes on the bill, and
when he got through, everybody was
glad he voted against it.
Whitehead answered Mr. Kem in an
hour and fifteen minute talk. He told
of the panoramas of nature, the beau i
f ul country, the happy homes, of every
thing nice found in the decalogue. He
spent thirty minutes on the beautiful,
twenty minutes waving the red rag
and the balance of his time in traduc
ing Kem. He ridiculed Kem, and said
he knew nothing. It made everybody
Kem replied in a fifteen minute talk.
He skinned Mr. Whitehead a ive, and
when the meeting adjourned the inde
pendents picked Kem up and carried
him on their shoulders through the
streets. It was a Waterloo and Kem
made 150 votes in Dawes county in one
hour and a quarter. Respectfully,
A Hard Hit.
It affords us tho greatest pleasure in
life to suggest to our republican friends
that they now have an opportunity to
show the honesty of their proffessed
lovo for the old soldier. Jerome Shamp,
candidate for congress, was a soldier.
He is, therefore, entitled to all republi
can votes for congress. Walk right up
to the rack, gentlemen, and take your
medicine. If not, then stop prescribing
it for the balance of us: Lincoln Her-
Topeka Advocate: If one could be
iieve half the things that aro said o'r
Jerry Simpson by the pres reporters,
he would have to admit that Jerry is
the most wonderfully 'diversified"
man in the world. Of late they have
been painting him as a bicycle dudo
who has lost all his sympathy for tho
laboring men. Now they have him
traniformed into a blood-thirsty, rip
roaring anarchist who carries an
arsenal makes incendiary speeches,
and dances a jig on the speaker's
desk when he hears of an assassina
tion. Next thing we know they'll
bo making a modern Claude Duval
out of our Jerrv.
Awarded First Premium and Cold
Medal at the World's Industrial Cotton
Centennial Exposition at New Orleans,
La.', "in 1884-5 after a trial Lasting
TUT CTI ID CI A Wa Pronounced
Hit CUrTCl.M the BEST IN THE
WORLD and to-day stands at the head and fron
of the whole wind mill family. It is the cheap-
S T A R PUMPS
We Have Them Also.
Screen Wire, Fibre Ware,
Screen Doors, Ladders,
Farn Dinner Bells, Western Washers
Plain Wire, Barrel Churns,
Poultry Netting, Refrigerators,
New Idea Gasoline Lawn Mower3,
Stoves, Pumps and Pump
Ml Kinds of Pipe, Repairs,
Tin Roofing and anything in the Hard
Especial attention paid to Harness Re
pairs and Tin Job Work.
G. M. LOOMIS
905 O St., Lincoln, Neb.
To The Alliance-Independent:
We had a grand rally the 13th, an ox
roast and a general good time. Hon.
O. M. Kem was hero and dealt out
dependent doctrine to the people
two and a half hours and it was
ceived in good style. He warmed
old parties up in good shape and
plained himself to the satisfaction of
all (all but the slave holding element).
We have had our county convention
and nominated Hon. J. O. Lynch for
representative and H. C. May for
county attorney, O. K. Jones for clerk
of district court. Hurrah for Van
Wvck and Shrader.
E. A. SURVER.
St. Louis, Mo.
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