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THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
Nebraska Farmers' Alliance.
J. H. Powiiia, President, Cornell.
W. A. Potktkr, VJce-Pres , Albion.
J. H. Thompson, State 8ec'y, Lincoln,
W. H. Dech. Lecturer. Wsboo.
n. C. Fairchild, 1st Ass't Lecturer, Oak-
W. F. Wiqht, 2d Ats't Lecturer, Bethany
B. F.Allen, Chairman, Ex. Com., Wabash
In the beauty of the Miles
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory In his besom
That transfigures you and nr e.
As he ttroyo to make raea holy
Let us strive to make them free, '
81oce God is marching oh.
Julia Ward Howe.
This department will be under the direction
f J. M. Thompson, state secretary. Short
Items from Alliances on matters of general
Interest, questiocs when disputes have arisen,
and any news bearsnp upon the great work of
cur organization will be welcomed by the
editor. Write plainly, cn one side of the
paper only, and address "All an e Depart
ment" Alliance-Independent, L nooln, Neb
Wo would be glad to get items from every
county in the state on condition of the Alli
Where shall wo hold our annual
meeting? This question was left to the
discretion of our state officers, limiting
them however to three cities, viz:
Grand Island. Hastings and Kearney.
I would like to receive from every Alli
ance in the state their preferanco as to
the place to bo selected. Send in the
vote of your Alliance taken at the next
Only about two months remain for
work previous to our annual meeting.
Lot them bo months full of aggressive
ness and preparation for the winter
campaign of education such a Nesbraska
never beforo experienced.
Members of the Alliance in every
county have important duties to per
form in preparing for the coming elec
tion. The provisions of tho Australian
ballot law should be thoroughly under
stood and every effort made to have all
voters exercUe the right cf suffrage In
an intelligent mannvr. Remember
that nothing can take the place of the
regular Alliance meeting for the suc
cessful education of the individual, and
the sessions during this month should
be full of interest.
President Powers at Work.
Our worthy Pres. Hon. J. H. Power j
has after a short rest again resumed
active duties in the field. He has held
a number of very successful meetings
in the southern and southeastern coun
ties, and is everywhere well received
and listened to with marked attention.
Two notable meetings were held ia
Lancaster county last week. One at
Raymond, Wednesday evening when
over 1000 people gathered to hear him
and Hon. L, McReynolds, candidate for
The largest building could not hold
half the people and they had to hold
the meeting in the open air. .
Pres. Powers address was spoken of
by those who heard it in terms of the
highest praise. Sickness prevented
Mr. McReyno'ds from being present at
this meeting but he joined Mr. Powers
at Aurora pn Friday.
Mr. Powers addressed another large
audience at hickman on Thursday tak
ing Mr. Green's place who was unable
to reach this appointment.
The meeting was opened by Hon. J.
V. Wolfe, who made one of his charac
teristic speeches talking for about half
an hour when he gave way for Mr.
Powers who mado the principal ad
dress. Hon. I. N. Leonard, R T.Chambers
and Mart Howe, candidates on the
county ticket were also present and
spoke briefly. ,
These meetings both proved that the
people of Lancaster county are wide
awake and actively interested in the
investigation of the fundamental prin
ciples of the independent party.
Dockery at Falls City.
Congrcssm Dockery of Missouri spoke
at Falls City, Oct. G, at the fair ground
in the interest of Congressman Bryan's
Senator Peffer's Son Killed.
A son of Senator Peffer, who was an
an engineer on the Missouri Pacific,
was killed in a wreck at Council Grove,
Kansas, Oct. G.
At North Plat to.
A. R. Humphrey, the republican can
didate for commissioner of public lands
and buildings spoke to about 50 repub
licans at North rlatte, Oct. 6.
At Elm wood.
Gen. Van Wyck addressed an enthu
siastic crowd of several thousand at the
Elmwood fair on Oct. 6. He was met
at the depot by two bands and a big
crowd of his admirers, and was the
center of attraction for tho crowd.
A Good Plan.
Sakonville, Neb Sept. , 23, 1892.
Your paper furnishes such valuable
statistics, facts and figures, the follow
ing plan is suggested to every indepen
dent votes of the stat3. Let each arm
himself with a small note book or
memoranda, after removing part of the
leaves, on the remaining leaves he can
paste valuable clippings, statistics, etc.
which all our papers furnish. Thus
armed he need not fear to meet the foe
anywhere or on any question at issue.
With this little gun in our side pocket,
should we meet the enemy they are
ours. J. A. Frame.
In Stanton County,
Stanton, Oct. 6, '92.
Poynter and Meiklejohn held a joint
debate hero at the fair grounds today.
Poynter made a pointed, telling speech.
Meiklejohn did not meet the argument
fairly, in fact did not touch any of his
opponent's points. He dodged around,
compared the independent platform to
ISellamay's scaeme, insisted that it de
mands "wildcat banks" and indulged
in a great deal of high flown praise of
the "grand old party." Sach argu
ment a he offered will never cause an
independent to backslide. .
The independents are growing more
earnest and determined every day.
Everyone ' considers himself a- com
mittee of one to secure votes.
McKeighan at Elsie.
Elsie, Neb. Oct. 6, 1892.
Hon. W. A. McKeighan spoke here
last Monday and delivered a magnificent
speech, which was enthusiastically re
ceived. The opera house was crowded
with voters, many of whom had come
long distances to near the speaker. Mc
Keighan dwelt at length on the trans
portation question, and showed up the
record of the republican party in the
last legislature. He declared that his
own election was an assured fact, and
urged his hearers to vole for General
Van Wyek for governor, and to look
carefully to the election of the legisla
tive candidates as that was where the
republicans were endeavoring to get in
their work. L.
W. F. Wright and McBride, county
lecturer of the alliance held a rousing
meeting at Walton Friday night.
Every seat in the house was filled. The
audience consisted of about one-third
ladies. Good order and the best of
feeling prevailed. Brother Knight
held the chair down for nearly three
hours while the speakers amputated
the sophistry of Crounse, Morton and
others on tho gold basis and intrinsic
value nonsense of the g. o. p.'s. A few
more such meetings in the east part, of
the county will wipe out the vote of
that section for the calamity makers of
Lancaster county. L.
Remember "Jenning's Hotel" is
headquarters of People's party whi'e in
Omaha. Located corner Ninth and
Harney streets. 13tf
A very interesting and enthusiastic
independent meeting was he'd at Fair
mont September 22, at 8 p. m., Mr. J.
M. Crab presiding. The Clay County
Glee Club was introduced which opened
the meeting with the song "Good Bye
Old Parties, . Good Bye," which was
well rendered and elicited storms of
The Hon. Logan McReyno'ds fol
lowed in a very telling speech in his
usual argumentative vein. He is a
clear and concise speaker and very
ably discussed the issues of the carn-
Eaign. Ho is making votes wherever
The closing speech was . made by
the Hon. J. H. Powers and was a
masterly effort both in logical argu
ment and eloquence. The old man
always reaches the hearts of his au
dience and carries conviction with him.
At 11 o'clock the large audience
dispersed, all enthusiastic and deter
mined to work for the cause till the
closing of the polls on the night of No
vember 8th. Bd assured ' there is no
returning to the o'd parties hero.
Tennyson is Dead.
Tennyson the great poet Laureate of
England pacsed away Oct. G, at the age
of 83. Death approached slowlv. and
the poet was conscious to tho last. The
following are a few of the comments of
the English press:
The St. James Gazette says:
"The poetof our aare has crone with
his singing robes about him, leaving a
name which will not die. It may be
that others soared higher and touched
deeper onotes, but none spoke more
words which knock at the hearts of the
men of his time. Ho embodied all that
is bst in the Victorian acre. Since
Goethe none has had a larger' vision.
but tho English owe him more than the
Germans owe. Goethe. The whole world
is poorer by his death."
The evening News and Post says:
"He was the Mendelsiohn of poets.
He played upon the unvoiced emotions
of hearts. Posterity will not reckon
him as high" as Milton and Shakespeare.
kven drowning had loi tie 'notes. None
however, upheld better England's name
and fame; never was there a clearer
guide to things beaut'f ul. There was
no mystlc'sm in his mind, it was as
placid as a lake."
The Globe says: ''We have lost the
first Englishman of letters and the first
poet. Perhaps he did not rise to Shel
ley's heights, but he knew the beautiful
language of the heart. The verdict
will always be that he was the greatest
singer of the Victorian age."
London, Oct. 6. -Newspapers repre
senting labor interests throughout
Great Britain attack Mr. Carnegie
severely on account of his speech at the
laying of the cornerstone of his gift
library in Ayr yesterday. The Daily
Chronicle, unionist, with socialistic
tendencies, says: "Mr. Carnegie might
find better employment in bestOAving
his surplus wealth upon his American
employes. . It requires plenty of confi
dence for a man who consented to the
bloodshed at Homestead to pose as a
benefactor of Scotland."
Special rates given members of the
People's party at the Jennings hotel,
Omaha, Neb., Ninth and Harney Sts
Have Yon Read
"Sights and scenes in Colorado?"
"Sights acd scenes in Idaho and
" Sigts and scenes in Utah?"
"Sights and scenes in California?"
" Sights and scenes in Oregon and
" Sights and scenes in Alaska?
This is a set of six books, beautifully
illustrated, full of ftory and legend as
well as valuable information "for the
tourist, published by the Passenger De
partment of the Union Pacific system.
Sent free on application and the receipt
of 2c for each book to cover postage.
J. T. MAST.IN, C. T. A., 1044 O St.
E. B. SLOSSOS, Gen. Agt , .
Cocntt Clerk's Omci, 8epL 28, 1892
Sealed proposals will be received at the office
of the County Clerk of Sherman county, at Loup
City, Nebraska, until noon of the 11th day of
November. 1893, for the construction of a bridge
across Middle Loup River, on half section line
of Section 13 and 14, Town 15 and Range 15.
Said bridge to be 200 feet long, and to rest on
piling Didders to furnish plans and specifica
tions. The County reserves the right to rciect .
any and all bids. K. H. Kittell, Co. Clerk.
WE MUST HAVE A
They are beautiful. General J. B. Weaver's
picture on one side, and Gen. James G Field's
picture on the other side. They are made cf
the new metal, pure aluminum. They will be
sold in lots of fifty or one hundred at 10 cents
each. They will be retailed at 25 cents each.
This is the best way for local committees to
raise a campaign fund.
Seod in your orders at once and thereby help
your national committee to push the work.
Address M. C. RANKIN, Treas.
Terre Haute, Ind.
Or, J. H. TURNER, Secretary,
St. Louis, Mo.
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
the BEST IN THE
WORLD and to-day stands at the head and fron
of the whole wind mill family. It Is the cheap
est and best as n n
are also the bTAR PUMP9
We Have Them Also.
Screen Wire, Fibre Ware,
Screen Doors, Ladders,
Fartn Dinner Bells, Western Washers
Plain Wire, Barrel Churns,
Poultry Netting, Refrigerators,
New Idea Gasoline Lawn Mowers,
Stoves, Pumps and Pump
All 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.
St. Louis, Mo.
Only one made that successfully
shells corn with the shuck-on as well
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