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THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
PUBLISHED EyERT THURSDAY BT
The Alliance Puelisiiino Co,
Oor. 11th and M SU., Lincoln, Neb.
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B. Sowar Tbobxtok,. .....Managing Editor
H. PiBTLI Bueineai Muiinr.
B. A. II curat Advertising Mg'r
N. I; P. A,
Weekly Circulation for
Past Five Months.
People's Party National Ticket-
GEN. JA9. B. WEAVEtt
GEN. JAS. O. FIELDS
For Presidential Electors,
T. G. FERGUSON, Nemaha County.
J. R. CONKLIN, Douglas County.
JOHN I. JONES, Cedar County.
R. R. SIIICK, Seward County.
W. A. GARRETT, Phelps County.
PETER EBBERSON, Howard County.
E. E. LINK, Frontier County.
T. II. TIBBLES, Cuming County.
CHARLES H. VAN WYCK, Otoe Co.
C. D. SHRADER, Logan County.
Secretary of State,
. J. M. EASTERL1NG, Buffalo County.
LOGAN McREYNOLDS, Clay County.
J. V. WOLFE, Lancaster County.
For Attorney General,
V. O. STRICKLER, Douglas County.
For Commissioner of Public Lands and Build
ings, J. M. GUNNETT. York Connty.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction,
H. H. HIATT, Custer County.
For Conjures First District,
JEROME SHAHP of Lancaster.
Our Mortgage Record
Is now ready distribution. It gives a
complete statement of mortgage records
of Nebraska, compiled from the official
records of the state and the .United
States census, with a-full discussion of
the subject. It is one of the greatest
eye-openers ever published. It should
be in the hands of every voter.
Send for a quantity for distribution
25 copies 15c
50 copies 25c
100 copies 40c
300 or more, in one order, 25c per hun
dred. Address the
Alliance Publis hing Co.,
Send at once for a package of our
mortgage records and begin to make
Our mortgage record means death to
the "prosperity shriekers."
"Who pays the freight" on tho crowds
of yelpers that attend rallies in Nebras
ka under the name of republican clubs?
Stand up for Nebraska. Vote for
the interests of your, ownte and let
New England, New York, and Pensyl-
vania look out for themsolves.
A ruLL VOTE AND A PAIR COUNT.
The independents have won two
campaigns in Nebraska and lost them
both on election day. If they lose tho
present campaign it will be lost In the
In 1890 the independents were beaten
by bulldozing and fraud in the city of
Umaha on election day. In 1891, they
were again beaten on election day by
their own folly in staying at home
husking corn, threshing, ete.
There is but one way to prevent a
repetition of the same experience this
fall and that is by securing a full vote
ana a fair count.
To secure these there must be organ
ized, vigorous action on the part of in
dependent voters. There should be a
meeting held in every school district
in the country, and every voting pre
cinct In the towns and cities a few davs
before election, and an organization
formed for work on election day. The
situation should be canvassed thor
oughly and three committees of men
who will work appointed:
First. A committee of two or more
to see.that every independent in the
district or precinct comes to the polls
and votes. The members of this com
mittee should be on hand at the polls
early with conveyances, and should
bring in every voter who does not come
of his own accord.
Second. A committee of two or more
to work at the polling places distribut
ing sample ballots, instructing voters
In the mysteries of the Australian bal
lot, and working to secure the support
of doubtful voters.
The ballots will be lengthy and voters
are very likely to become confused un
less they prepare themselves. Last fall
in the city of Lincoln two editors who
had printed sample ballots in their
papers, and taken great pains in telling
their readers how to vote, had to ask
for instructions on election day. The
safest plan for every voter is to make
out a sample ballot in full and take it
with him into the booth.
Probably the greatest difficulty , will
be experienced in making out the elec
toral ticket. It will contain thirtv-two
names arranged alphabetically from
which the voter must select the eight
nominees of his party. If he should
make a mistake and vote for nine, none
of them will be counted.
3rd. A committee of not less than
three to stay at the polls till the last
vote is counted and properly recorded,
aud to make out and preserve a written
statement of the results. This is very
important. It may not be, generally
known that the Australian ballot gives
a great opportunity for fraud in count-
ing tne votes, out it is a lact.
There are opportunities for fraud In I
both the reading and the recording of
the vote. Let us suppose a case: There
are five election officers. No. 1 gets
the ballots out of the box, unfolds them
and hands them to No. 2 who reads
them and passes them over to No. 3
He looks them over, and strings them
for preservation. No. 4, and No. 5 keep
a duplicate record of the results. Now
if there is no one over-looking No; 2 as
he reads, everything depends on his
honesty. If he sees fit to skip the
name of some candidate voted for he
can do so with ease. The writer caught
a-judge of election doing this at the last
election. No. 1 may also with equal
ease read the name of some man not
vofed for. The only possible way to
prevent fraud of this kind is for some
sharp-eyed, vigilant watcher to over
look the reading of every name on
every ballot. . Frauds in keeping the
tally sheet may be easily committed by
collusion between No. 4 and No. 5, to
mark the tally opposite the wrong
name. Or, suppose, No. 5 is slow. No.
4 may take advantage of him, mark the
tally wrong and bulldoze No. 5 into
marking it in the same way.
The importance of understanding
these schemes, and guarding against
them is especially important in the
cities and towns, where the old party
schemers get in their fiae work. They
will have their slickest, shrewdest men
on the election boards, and if the inde
pendents do not have good committees
present to prevent it. frauds will be
committed as sure as election day
The Importance of these matters can
not be too strongly urged upon inde
pendents. A failure to secure a full
vote and a fair count on election day
will render useless all the work and ex
pense of educating and campaigning.
By carelessness on election day all the
work of the other 365 days will be ren
dered null and void. Hence we call
upon the independents to hold meet
ings in every country school district,
and city voting precinct on the Friday
evening preceding the election, and to
organize to secure a full vote and ,
A FAIR COUNT.
VAN WY0K OR 0R0UNSE.
There is no longer any reason to
doubt that the fight for governor lies
between Van Wyck and Crounse. No
doubt Morton would' be as acceptable
to the corporations as Crounse, but his
election is impossible even if the cor
porations should support him in prefer
ence to Crounse, and they are not
likely to undertake an impossibility.
At the.time of Morton's nomination
it was apparent to many democrats
that there was "something behind it."
What that "something was becomes
more apparent every day. The railroads
and the enemies to free coinage of silver
were hhind Morton's nomination, and
they had a double object in view: To
defeat Van Wyck for governor,
and Bryan for congress?
As to the latter, we can afford to let
the democrats settle their own quar
rels. It is with the scheme to defeat
Van Wyck that we are concerned.
Morton's campaign speeches consist of
a tirade of personal abuse against Van
Wyck, ridicule of the independent
party, and bitter opposition to the free
coinage of silver. He has not a word to
say in opposition to Crounse.
On the other hand Crounse is not
making any fight against the demo
cratic ticket, and is lauding Morton to
the skies. At Beatrice in his closing
speech he spent seven out of his fifteen
minutes in eulogy of Morton, praising
him as a man, a thinker, and a patriotic
It is of the highest importance for
both independents and democrats to
understand the true situation: Morton
is in the field to hold honest democrats in
line' and prevent them from voting for Fan
WycJc while the corporations swing the rail
road democrats to Crounse.
Many democrats already see this,
and thousands of others will see it be
fore election day. There is no doubt
that three-fourths of the democrats in
the state favor free coinage, and an
Iowa rate law. Whenever they realize
that Morton is running in the interest
of the railroads and gold-bugs, they
will turn to the independent ticket bv
the thousands. J
Independents should make it their
business to lay these facts before the
people, and especially to reason with
anti-monopoly democrats, and secure
SOHRADER'S SOLDIER REO0RD.
Some fellows in Custer county are
setting up the claim that Shrader was
never in the army. This is a cowardly
slander. Mr. Shrader first enlisted in
1862, but was forbidden to go into the
war on account of his age. This was
at Lancaster, Grant county, Wisconsin.
He enlisted again in the spring of 1864
in Company A, 41st Wisconsin Volun
teers. He went to the front, served
through the summer and fall and was
He is a charter member of the G. A.
R. post at Gandy, Logan county, Nebr.
He is not ashamed of his war record,
and o will be ready again to offer his
services when his country calls.
If the charges wo publish are truel
no honest man can vote for Allen, Hast
ings, or Humphrey. . If the charges are
false, why do these men remain silent?
Mr. O. Hull has been down in the
Republican Valley "spying out the
land." He liked it so well that he
bought a fine farm near Alma, Harlan
county, aad he will move to it soon.
He says that the county is ail right
The republican papers are saying al
most as many good things of Morton as
of Crounse. The Bee says he made
"an excellent speech" at Kearney, and
"handled the money question in a
scholarly manner." Another republi
can paper speaking of one of Morton's
speeches says for the most part it
"might easily have been taken for a
republican speech." These things
ought to open the eyes of democrats.
An effort is being made in Furnas
county to defeat honest s John Stevens
by a combination between, the railroad
democrats and republicans. The ar
rangement is for the republicans to help
elect a democrat for representative in
return for a republican candidate for
county attorney." The independents
should rally around Stevens and defeat
this scheme. Stevens may not have as
oily a tongue as some fellows, but he is
honest, vigilant, and has a well develop
ed back-bone. No man is the last legis
lature made a better record than he.
Stand by him.
The members of the board of educa
tiunal lands and funds who have robbed
the state of $70,000 interest that should
have gone into the permanent Bchool
fund, have thereby shown themselves to
be utterly devoid of honor, conscience
or patriotism. The manjwho will rob a
bank or an express car may have cour
age, and a species of honor, but what
must we say of a man who has been
honored and trusted by the people, who .
will turn about and use the power placed
in his hands to rob the school children'
of the whole state for his own enrich
ment. Another good man the republicans
are making a desperate effort to defeat
is John Stebbins, ol Buffalo county.
He was one of the truest and most ac
tive members of the last legislature.
He introduced and secured the passage -of
two of the most important bills. He
is a worker and a fighter. He may not
bo as popular as some men personally,
but that should cut np J, figure. The
railroads aro straining every nerve to
control the legislature. The people
must defeat them, and the only way to
do it is to defeat their candidates. The
independents of Buffalo county should
take off their coats and go to work for-Stebbins.
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