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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1893)
oCing at Indianapolis ta Complete
It Organiution Fromisent
SOME IMPOST ANT CHANGES MADE.
Nature and Objects of the Organization
Commander in-Chief Vandervoort's
Speech of Acceptance.
Tbe Holiday Meeting.
A number of prominent popullsU got
together at Indianapolis holiday week
ad completed the work of organizing
the Industrial Legion. Among those
present may be mentioned Paul Van
dervoort of Nebraska, II. E. Taubencck
of Illinois, J. II. Turner of Washing
ton, D. C, Jesse Harper, and Lester
C. Hubb&rdjof Illinois and Leroy Tern
pleton of Indiana, Speaking of the
work, done, the Indianapolis Journal
General Vanderveort was not at the
Memphis meeting, and when informed
of his election as commander-in-chief
he notified the committee that there
were several features of the constitu
tion to which he would not subscribe,
and that he thought there were serious
defects in the plan of organization.
The executive committee appointed at
Memphis was authorized to make
such changes in the constitution as it
might see fit, and yesterday's proceed
ings developed that in addition to push-
- ing the organization of the Industrial
Legion of Indiana, the meeting had
for its other and probably more promi
nent object, tbe application of the axe
and cross-cut saw to the constitution so
as to make it conform to the Vandor
voort view. The changes in the con
stitution were made upon condition
that General Vandervoort would as
sume the leadership to which he had
been called and put the legion upon an
efficient footing. All day yesterday
the sub-committee struggled with the
constitutional changes proposed. Their
report, as finally submitted last night,
met the approval of General Vander
voort, the report was ratified and Gen
oral Vandervoort formally accepted
tho office of commander-in-chief.
CHAKGES IN THE CONSTITUTION
The changes made are Important,
but may be summed up briefly. The
order which was inteuded sho.Id be
lemi-military, is divested of all bub a
' semblance ofits military features. The
" different classes the senior, junto'
ana me woman's renei corps -wen
r aoousneu ana au members will be
mitted orrtjho same basis. The tfea
ure oi me aictreme secrecy is also
w4 s wpf(
only fecrecy surrounding the order I
imply enough to prevent the enemy
from finding out our plans.
When one firm regulates the value
of all the cattle and hogs in tbe land;
when a sugnr trust raises the price at
their will; when a coal combine add
millions to the cost of that article:
when the banks of New York and
Boston could break the banks in twenty-five
states in a day; when tho price
of wheat and cotton is made in a for
eign market and tbe value reduced be
low the cost of production because cash
contributed by alien money lords de
monetized the dollar of our fathers;
and organized labor it assailed by the
mailed hands of arrogant power; when
thousands of the vilest horde of paupers
reared in the midst of the festering
vice and squalid misery in Europe are
vomited on our shores to take tbe
places at starvation wages of our hott
est, independent working men and
women, and the president, congress
and all the governing power refuses to
right these wrongs, it is time to band
together in an organization whose on
ward march will be irresistable.
Tho defeat of the republican party
shows that a political revolution is
pending. , The tremendous vote polled
by the people's party, aggregating over
a million, makes a nucleus of men
trained in the fight who will be a band
of missionaries carrying tho torch of
truth and preaching the gospel of de
liverance to all tbe people:
Mano of those who claim they have
been in this party man? years look
with suspicion on all nlw converts.
They hamper them in their work and
if not always placed in the lead sulk
in misery and woe in the wigwam of
discontent or drift away altogether.
Others trade and traffic with the ene
my, fuse and confuse uutil the radiant
Bunlight of principle is lost in a strug
gle for place.
We must stand for truth if we would
redeem the people. Oor cause is too
sacred to be oartered away in a rhad
struggle for office, we should not "sell
our birthright for a mess of pottage."
1 am opposed to fusion with either
branch of the enemy. We have noth
ing in common with the controlling
leaders of either party.
Our conflict for the next four years
will be with the party in power. They
will not keep their pledges aod will be
"weighed in the balance and be found
wanting" by the thousands yho voted
the democratic ticket hoping for re
lief. The republican party is crushed
in the dust. It has accomplished its
mission and we must rise on tho ruins
of tho democratic party. '
We Bbould stand for the rights of all
Americans with a longing desire to
f (reserve popular government, admin
sterod by the hands of the plain peo
ple to all our posterity. We jBhould
stand for the freedom of our race from
the desDo ism of European ' money
sbarks and hoi it the banner of cmancl-
to the life of the young just stepping
on the threshold. Come "with malioe
towards none and churity for all."
Come without envy or hate towards
mankind but with hearts full of love
for humanity downtrodden and crush
ed. Bury ambition, stop factional
strife, and march forward like brothers,
sisters aod patriots in solid phalanx
for four years more and we will win
the grandest victory that ever came to
the sons of men since the morning stars
The Worst Claim Verified by
Results of Investigation.
Congressman D. C. Warner, a mem
ber of the committee appointed to in
vestigate the sweating system, said in
an interview the other day:
Wo have verified not merely as In
stances, but as a general condition the
woi st condition that has been alleged.
But with one exception, we have met
with no proof of immorality; and speak
ing for myself, I have the greatest re
spect for the manliness and . womanli
ness of the persons employed.1 ""Prom
the testimony taken we nd repeated
instances where at 9 and 10 o'clock at
night the operatives were still continu
ing their work. They had begun their
work at 5 or 6 a. m., and the so-called
sweater boss worked with them, bring
ing work for them the next morning.
It was not unusual to find eight or ten
persons with their machines, tables,
etc., crowded into a 10x15 foot room.
In the majority of the cases the living
room of a family was connected with
the shop and garments, finished and
unfinished scattered about indiscrim
inately. Of child labor, I personally
saw but few Instances, but I did see a
little girl eight or nine years old at
9:30 In the evening, dragging along a
bundle when she was physically unable
to carry it, and acting as a human ex
press for the transfer of of goods. Chil
dren in every condition of health and
filth swarmed in most of the shops. In
the last one we visited everyone had
gone except two worn out fellows who
had worked for fifteen hours. They
had made a pilo of the bundles of
goods ready to be made up, upon which
without bedclothes they proposed to
sleep without change of the filthy con
dition of their clothes or their persons.
The sweaters and the sweated perfectly
agreed as to the miserably low wages
Oakley , Rhinelander of New York
nation frnm fnrlrn rule bo hiffh Wt has collection of antique armor that
all mankind may read the words. V is Baid to De the most complete in the'
The disgraceful spectacle in tarn country.
I of all
Of course I have'." )
"So jhave I where the O
had his anchor at homjo! B
io for the
fronts fee is
rs worK. Tne
the speech of an American delegate
who announced that we wore bot wed
ded to Europe that we would .turn our
backs upon jlexlco, -Asia and all South
American'' "JsUcs" jkejnow. before
.lend me u vou? brents
0 mora uuir
jr the weil
ownMpio una a indepe'
the cen J
uratai And UlaJlT
in J the harborPitol and t L
1. . ...u.KaY i oana tin mmi',d
Efar A - l wwvuiuiuu'4 a
ttKlft ,ry quiet, T a good agent we
to rest, r$7
1 has b eaP tQ6 voa
-.rst to recommend?
ffch oue writes one application per
i rnontti wita an average of $M0 we will
. . get nearly the whole million dollars.
But Instead of 100 agents we should
b have 400 or 500.
tfeyln the experimental Hail Company
The this year, wo have now on hand a
Ve'ie over 6,000.00 which we will soon
routd out In proportion to the amount
DurWved to each loser. We will follow
Qer fcVl-9 w'tQ a second notice to all de--erV&eHfc
urging them to do us t?y
.5 as tde Slat inst we received
., of loss. We can not allow
' Vnof at thia lat0 date-
J? A Request.
' Ae secretaries of all mutual Insur
N 1 companies In the state will please
w Jva their names and addresses to E.
I Montgomery, Holdrege, Phelps
county, Neb. .
We are desirous of having all mutual
companies members of the state asso
ciation. . E. P. Montgomery,
Sec'y State Association
Santley, the singer, concludes that
he would "rather have been an actor
of moderate fame than the most re
nowned singer on earth." '
. Bismarck holds $50,000 worth of
jf Jirpwft nriA in 1 stock in Milwaukee strett v railway
Hebroh, Nob,, Deo. 38. A Colum.
blan party given JBy the ladies of the
Hebron ColtAAun Needle club at the
opera houao last evening was the most
elegant rind enjoyable event of the
kind ev enjoyed in this city. All the
) nation were becomingly represented..
A Large company was present and the
proceeds will net the club about $100.
Burned to The Ground.
Tecumseh, Neb., Doc. 28. Tecum
seh was visited by another fire Mon
day. At 8 o'clock la tho morning the
residence of Lou Cooper caught fire
and was burnod to tho ground before
the fire department arrived. The fire
was caused by a defective flue. Loss
Filley, Deo. 28. George Town
send, who shot S. I. Chichester Mon
day morning, was released by the cor
oner's jury, all the facts going to
show that the shooting was dono in
Shot Him in the Arm.
Omaha, Dec. 28. Wily Willoughby
accused her lover, William Dixen, of
infidelity. To prove his faithfulness
be tried to cut her throat, and she shot
him in the arm. Both are in jail.
They have been living as man and
wife In a respectable neighborhood.
Tho plane troo under which Godfrey of
Bouillon encamped by the Bosphorus iv
1098 i still standing.
riages,'! is the father of sixteen children,
omy nine 01 -venom are now living.
Robert Barrett Browning, the poet' a
only child, is now a man of forty-two
years. He Is a water colorist of some re
pute and la married to an American lady.
Ex-Senator Spoonor has shorn the long
and wavy locks that used to fall thickly
over his Byronio collar and Rive him the
name In Washington of the "Laureate of
Dr. William M. Hargraves, pastor of
tbe only colored Presbyterian church in
Louisville has beon called to the chair of
moral and mental science and Christian
evidence In Biddle university at Charlotte,
William Winter, the poet, has been elect
ed president of the board of trustees of
the Staten Island Academy and Latin
school. The board is composed of twenty
one of Statoa Island 'b most influential cit
John B. Gough's beautiful rural home,
"Hillside," near Worcester, on which he
spent 5200,000 and a vast amount of taste
and labor has now been sold by his ex
ecutor for much loss than the sum here
nitiht.ioi.i. r ,
The lato Archbishop of New York, Dr.
Magee, according to Canon MacdonnolL
used to divide speakers into three classes;
the speaker you cannot listen to; the
spoakcr you can listen to; and the speaker
you cannot help listening to.
Gen. William H. F. Lee, the congress
man, is a son of Gen. R. E. Lee, but he
does not appear to have inherited much of
his father's ability. He is au indifferent
speaker and is rather slow and ponderous
iu his movements though his manner is at
all times cordial and courteous.
Miss Helen Cloak, a pure-bred Indian
of the Blackfeet nation, has been appoint
ed by Secretary Noble a a special alloting
agent in the Nea Percea reservation. She
is a well educated woman and in every
respect qualified to perform the duties that
will devolve upon her.
Lafontaine has a statue in Paris. It
was inaugurated in Passy on July 25,
250 years after his death. It had taken
M. Sully Prudbomme eight years to collect
the necessary 54,000 francs, and of this
um 24,000 francs came from the town of
Passy and the government.
ODDS AND ENDS.
There is a hotel-koeper in Maine whose
name is Gin.
Gunpowder was first made by a monk,
at Cologne, in 1330.
There is only one sudden death among
women to every eight among men.
A squad of policemen in Philadelphia
now rush over their beats ou bicycles.
According to tho New York Tribune
clothes are "laundered" not "laundried."
Turbot is supposed to be the most pro
lific fish. One of twenty-eight pounds'
weight contained 14,000,000 eggs.
A female engineer, Miss Ida Hewitt, is
regularly employed on the Cairo and
Kanawha Valley railroad in West Vir
ginia. The Notre Dame Cathedral, Montreal,
has the largest bell in America. It weighs
24,780 pounds, is eight feet seven inches iu
diameter and six feet high.
Anthony W. Laughlin, of Olympia,
Wash., recently made up his mind to visit
his twin brother In Atlanta, Ga., whom he
had not seen since 1849. He made the
trip, and, ou entering tho house was met
with the information that the brother had
died twenty-four hours before.
BRIKF NEWs NOTES.
Gleaned From Oar People Party
The republicans have filed seven con
tests and the populists nine, for teats
in tbe Kansas legislature.
The vote In California making United
States senators elective by tbe people,
bad 187,i8 for it and only 13,342
Many republicans have suffered a
fa'e similar to Lot's wife. By looking
back continually their brain has be
It is said that John Wannamaker re
cently gave to, 000 for a popular charity
and a few days thereafter he reduced
the wages of his sewing girls.
It took over eight weeks for the pop
ulist returns to get in came in by slow
freight, but after all it takes seven
figures to express the Weaver vote.
Colonel Norton, of the Chicago Sen
tinel, very properly terms the abuse
heaps heaped upon Jay Gould by the
plutocratic press a3 "kicking its dead
Government ownership of railways
has had a successful trial of forty years
In Germany. Passenger rates are one
fourth of a cent a mile, and freight tar
iffs In proportion.
Gen. Weaver presents the democracy
In Its true light. He says, "It is not a
party in a tru sense of the word, but
is n aggregation of disconted elements
and hence can have but a brief respite
The farmers own less than 22 per cent
of the wealth of this country, but they
pay taxes on over 80 per cent. How
long can they stand this discrimina
tion against th-sm this unjust and un
Since 1862, when the government be
gan to Issue paper money, $5,819,629,
029,105 had been Issued of all kinds and
denomination- up to July 1st, 1892
Within that period $4,852,451,629 have
been redeemed, leaving outstanding
July 1, 1892, $926,177,479. The treas
ury department estimates the total
loss by fire during this period at
Degrees of Crime.'
A Minneapolis paper has figured out
the following degrees of crime:
Following are tables of degrees of
crime according to the wealth of the
( Rich woman, kleptomania.
J. Rich man. shortage.
Poor man, theft.
1 Rich man, debility or heart failure!
1 Well-to-do man, alcoholism.
Poor man, delirium tremens.
( Rich man, legitimate speculation.
Well-to-do man, dabbling in stocks.
! Poor man, gambling.
Dr. J. L. Candy's store at Aspln
wall was destroyed by fire. The loss
is estimated at $3,000, and no insur
A. G. Isaacson drove across the rail
road track at Central City In front of a
moving train. The now wagon cost
Gothenburg is still going ahead with
improvements, and its business men
have no fears for its future as a manu
The postoflice receipts at Wakefield
for the last fiscal year entitle the of
fice to be raised to the presidential
class with a salary of $1,100.
Enterprising farmers near Bellwood
are building the third elevator in that
village. They propose to do a little
speculating in the "staples" them
selves. Dr. Johnson, superintendent of the
Hastings asylum, is suffering from a
very sore hand made so by the teeth of
a violent patient whom he was trying
t j subdue.
Daniel Wenrlck, an aged farmer of
Platte county, was killed in an at
tempt to prevent his team from run
ning away. The wagon loaded with
stra'w passed over hia body.
A. F. Warner of Plainview had a
stroke of paralysis while at work in
the field alone, and died shortly after
being removed to the house. He
leaves a wife and ono son.
W. R. Fox, a farmer of Adams
county, has 14,000 bushels of corn
which he is willing to sell to the first
man who will offer $4,000 for it. Mr.
Fox stands up for Nebraska.
James White, a Saunders county
farmer fell from his hay mow, a
distance of fifteen feet, and landed
.head" foremost in the middle of a
wagon. Beyond a few disfiguring lac
erations and abrasions ho sufiered no
John Dalton of Wabash Is in the
hospital for the iusane. He was re
cently discharged as cured, but he took
to chasing his neighbors with a gun
and it was thought advisable to send
him back till he got rid of that odd no
lion. An escaped lunatic tried to force an
entrance into the dwelling of Nels
Dresdy near Weston, but two shos
from Mrs. Dresdy dissuaded him from
porsisting.and he will die.
Paul Pillsbury of Fullerton broke
throrgh the Ice on the Loup river and
was roscued by a playmate, who strip
ped the bridle from his horse and
threw the reins to tho boy In time to
save him from going under.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Curran of Os
ceola went to Oklahoma. Mrs. Curran
became homesick and returned. Curran
was mad and sued for a divoroe, which
the court granted. Then he returned
and the twain became one flesh again
and all is well.
The man who patented the idea of
attaching rubber tipj.to lead pencils
realized over $'20J, 000 by his Inven
tion. The minor who first attached
, a metal rivet at each end of tbe mouth
of trousers pockets, to resist the strain
of J heavy bits of ore, mado ' more
and concluded they would
Do riot FaiT to See
At O.OO, jO.OO apd 012.
for the money
li) Meij's ai)d poij's SUITS
for Winter wear we will show you the best values to
be had. Come and see them at the
Globe Gfothipg fiouse,
Cor Oapd lOth St.
BEST WESTERN COAL OOR SPECIALTY.
FARMERS' ALLIANCES, SCHOOL BOARDS AHD CLUBS will
save money by buying their
Coal Direct by the Car Load.
Write tor Prices.
Wholesale Coal Dealers
1615 Curtis St., Denver. Colo.
Yfojn the Saw to the Bui ding Direct.
Farmers Alliance Men Please take Notice.
Complete Bills for Houses and Barns a Specialty.
J. T. JOHNSON.
H. 8. KV80.
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Write us for Delivered Prices.
Office 1001 0 St., Lincoln, NO
ALLEN ROOT, Stock Agent, Nebraska State J. W. Williams,
Farmers' Alllauce. Office and Financial M'gr. CattleSalesman.
GEO. 8. BROWN,
SHIP YOUR OWN STOCK.
ALLEN ROOT AND COMPANY,
LIYE SfOCK COMMISSION KERCHANTS.
South Omaha, Neb., Room 220 Exchange Building.
Before Yon Ship Send for the Market.
.P"?1"?'! FJrt National Bank of Omaha; Parkers National Bank,X)maha: Commercial
National Bank, Omaha ; National Savings and Exchange Bank, Omaha ; Central City Bank, Central
City, Nebraska. ,v.
"Shlppera can draw right draft on ua for 90 per cent of cost, bill of lading attached.
They made a dive here and there and
gobbled it up. They were all around
me, and I couldn't do anything. I
had a bi? Brazilian knife with me
that I always carried in those days. 1
got it out and clipped my way right
and left, cutting their heads off. I
don't know how many of the birds I
killed, but a whole lot.
Of the curious tropical birds there
were some w.ith only two long tail
feathers. They were ' singularly
beautiful. The Kanakas pulled them
out right and left I have some of
The Johnston islands are about 805
miles southwest of Honolulu.
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the demands of the public for a Quick
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make this trip with your family, or
send your friends by this route, and
depend upon it, they will be properly
This is an old established company,
and has carried more people than all
other excursion companies combined.
The conductors appointed by this ex
cursion company are men who can be
trusted and relied upon, and will look
after your every comfort.
Our next Personally Conducted
excursion will leave Des Moines, Fri
day, at 8:18 a. m., December 9th, and
every two weeks thereaf tfr, as per fol
lowing dates: December 23d. Januarv
6th, 20th, February 3d, 17th and March
3d, 17th and 31st.
The route of this tourist car is west
through Iowa to Omaba, leaving that
city at 1:20 noon, and Lincoln, Neb., at
3:40 p. m., same dates as above men
tioned. Write for rates ard reservation in
this car, or apply to
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