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THE A L L I A N U E -1 X D E 1 E X J ) E N T.
The Voice of the People
IA variety of opinions, view, ideaa, not
aweasaarUy those of l lie editor, may find ex
jiiwoi in this department It U o(ea fr
the people. Uriel inureUDK letters, i be best
we can telect and mke room fur, will M
Am American Baron Speak a.
The right honorable J. Sterling: Mor
ton, by grace of Grover the First, Sec
retary of Agriculture, addressed the
World's fair commissioners In Chicago
on the 13 h of October, and in the course
of his remarks he spoke of the Farmers
Alliance, and other educational orga
nizations of farmers, ia terms of con
"emnation snd contempt. He said:
"These organizations as a rule, have
attended to every other thing except
agriculture. They hive Instructed the
people as to how banks ought to be or
ganized and how railroads ought to be
managed. They have even gone bo far
a to prescribe method ot coinage for
ue Uenerai Government."
In thn opinion of this American
Baron, the farmers should stick to the
plow and let tbelr masters run the gov
eminent, and for the farmers to discuss
political questions is to go outside their
sphere. They should leave political
economy to the subsidized college pro
fessors, banking to the bankers, snd
politics to the professional politicians,
of which he is a fair sample.
Who and what is this pompous fellow
who assumes to criticise the farmers for
rganizlng schools of political economy
for the purpose of fitting themselves
for the duties of American citizenship?
He is a professional politician, office
seeker, stock gambler, etc. When,
some years ago, the bonds of the District
f Columbia, issued under the Boss
Shepherd regime, were selling for at
most nothing, J. Sterling Morton
ought large blocks of tuem. He then
helped lobby a bill through congress,
which made the United States govern
sent responsible for those bonds, which
at once brought them to par, and great
ly Increased J. Sterling Morton's
wealth. With such dishonestly got
money he has lived as a luxurious snob
ever since. With money got in simi
lar schemes he bought the farms he
whs in Nebraska, which, if worked at
all, the work is done by hired men, or
tenant farmers, both of whom he hold
in as much contempt, as the barons of
England hold their serfs.
It is an Insult to American farmers,
and an outrage upon American institu
tion that tuch a man should be put at
the head of the department of Agricul
ture. T. A. Bland.
Washington, D. C Oct. 21, 1893.
TOO MUCH WHEAT.
Helen Huat Jackaaa la The Independent.)
"Too much wheat:" So the dealers say.
Millions of bushels left nnaold.
Of Ukt year's crop; and now, today.
Ripe and hearv and yellow as gold.
This summer's crop coasts full and (air;
And murmurs, not lhaaks, are In the air.
And storehouse doora are locked to wait.
And men are plotting early and lata.
"What shall aava the farmer from loss
It wheat too plenty makes wheat a dross f"
"Too much wheat!" Good God, what a word!
A blasphemy In our borders heard.
"Too much wheat!' And our heart were
But yesterday, and our checks like Came,
For vengeance the Lord his loins doth gird
When a nation reads such a tale of shame.
Hundreds of men lie dy lug, dead.
Brothers of ours, though their skins are red;
Men we prorata d to teach aiid feed.
Ob, tar d nation! dastard deed!
They starve like beasts la pen and told)
a bile we board wheat to sell for gold.
"Too much wheat!" Men's Urea are dross?
"How shall the farmers be saved from lossr
"Too much wheat!" Do figures ileal
what wondrous yields I Put the ledgers byf
"Too much whsatl"
Oh, summer rain,
And sun, and sky, and wind from West,
Fall not, nor shine, nor blow again!
Let fields be desei ts, famine guest
within our gates who board for gold
Millions of bushels of wheat unsold,
With men and women and children dead
And dally dying fer lack of bread !
"Too much wheat!" Good God, what a word!
A blasphemy In our borders beard.
THE 8TATESM AN WHO P AILED.
We raised him here in BlllvlUe, 'for he ever
come In jiote.
We got him up at break o'day an' learned him
how to vote;
An'seach elect! jn day that come he always
made his mark
He'd vote six times by daylight, an' twenty
timed by dark!
Then we put htm up fer congress, an' be told
the boys that he
Was fer silver. Ilka salvation an' you know
And we sent him on a-howl in' where the con
gress fellers roam ;
But he warn't no good at votln' when he got so
fur from home!
They called him a "blmetauist,"an' then hs
jerked his coat,
An' went to compromlsln' when he otter went
Thty crossed him an' they bossed him, an' he
didn't make his mark.
An' he'll vote no more by daylight, an' he'll
ran no more by dark I
Professor A. It. Wightman.
Prof. A. R, Wightman,. candidate for
Superintendent of Public Instructions
on the People's Independent ticket is
one of the foremost educators In the
West, a man whose candidacy is strong
ly endorsed by such men as Chief
Jnstice Samuel Maxwell, and by Dr.
Huntington, Supt. Bowers and Profs.
Lowe and Ellenwood of Lincoln.
Professor Wightman, was born in
Allegheny county, N. Y., April 1, 1831.
His boyhood days were spent upon his
father s farm. At the age of eighteen
he entered Alfred University, at that
lime the prominent educational center
f western New York. In that institu
tion he completed the academic course,
and then going to Union College
graduated in the classical course in
1857. Soon after he received the de
gree of Master of Arts, in cursu, from
the same institution.
Professor Wightman has devoted the
best energies of his life to the cause of
education. For several years he was
principal of a high school in Tioga
county, Pa., which position he relin
quished to accept the chair of Natural
Sciences in Alfred University, The
chair of Latin was made vacant by the
death of the president of that institu
tion and Profo sor WIgntinan was
I, elected to fill the vacancy. On account
of falling health he resigned that posi
tion and came to Nebraska in 1875,
After teaching In Plattsmouth, Fre
mont and Bi'ownvil'e, he located at
York. In 1875 he was elected to the
chair of Ltln In York College, later
was made vice president of that institu
lion add was acting president during
tht last year of its history.
Organization of a
There have been
Lincoln for years past, and in re-1
spouse to an appeal by Dr, H. S Aley
and others to come together and work,
a considerable body of them organized
themselves into a club last Sunday.
The meeting was at Hibernian hall
in Halter block. Dr. Aley was elected
president, Mr, Le Feyre first vice presl
dent, Mr. Leonard second vlce-presl
dent, and Mr. Cramer secretary. Mr.
Leonard was also chosen treasurer, and
an advisory committee consisting of
Messrs. Gibson, O'Shea and Herman
A general invitation is extended to
the publio to attend the meetings,
which will be held at Hibernian hall,
corner of 13th and P streets, Sunday
afternoons at 3 o'clock, until further
notice. There are some very good
speakers in the club, and most interest
ing discussions msy be expected.
THINGS WORTH REPRINTING.!
Senator Alien is wielding a strong in-
fluence in congress. His speech in favor
of free silver Is largely a legal argu
ment, aiming to show that all ati-free
coinage legislation is unconstitu
tional and void. The speech is in great
demand by the lgal lights of the
country, Thero is now a case pending
before the supreme court to test the
constitutional right of any one to take
silver bricks to tte mint and have them
coined. Cedar Rapids Republican.
The circulars sent out by the New
York bankers recommending that
"pressure ba broughtto bear upon sena
tors opposing the conspiracy to do-
monetize silver, are having a eood
effect in opening the eyes of tie people
as to the real source of all this v Uainy.
The notice served on Kansas and North
Carolina farmers that loans would be
aeniea tnem, is a part ot this "pres
sure." ''Lay on, McDuff, and damned
be he who first cries, ' hold, enough."'
Hon. E. W. Peterson, one of Burt
county s foremost lawyers, wno has e
oently returned from a summers stay ia
California has announced himself em
phatically that he Is a Populist in future.
Attorney H. H. Bowers of this place,
we understand, has also placed himself
on the side of right. These are only a
few of the more conspicuous deserter!
of the old monopolistic railroad parties
Men that are independent thinker and
readers are the ones that make the
changes, Oakland Independent. T"""
Kaasat City (iraia.
Prices were q noted a follows: No. S hard
wheat, btlttta Not. hard wheat. St Jil
Hot, hard wheat. 49 1 a rejected hard w tie it,
43470: No t red wheat. t3 ?S4o: No S red
wheat to 4 !Uc: No. 4 red wheat 47&X&
Com Sold rather slowly at about yester
day's prices. Some s ites for shipments were
fraetlouUly lower. The faellaf was weak.
Receipt! of com to-Uy. U care: a year aso,
10 ear No t nliai corn sold at S2SSt;
No s mixed. Si '40 No 4 mixed, Slo: no grade.
te30o; No. 4 white,34o: No 3 white, Umaux
No 4 white, 38i Shipper paid 3737Ms
MlasUslppt river for No Scorn and 38 '4 0 rivet
for No. white corn. No t mixed sold at
Wo Memphis and No I white was Quoted
nominally at 40o Memphis.
Chleaxo Hoard of Trade,
Chicago, Oct. 85. The foliowlns table
shows the ran ;e of prices for active f uteres,
on board of trade to-day:
Oct 84 Oo-nd M l Lo st I
WMS4T- Oct esjrf s4 ai y a
Dec. H , ts ft 644
May 1i T' 71 Ti tig
CORil Oft Wl 37 87 8Tk SB
Not 34 iS ST I WW
My 41 41 ay
Oats Oct n 27 tf 7 m
Nov ;t i-s sr7 n m
Mav SI 11 SI 3, Sly jjj,
FOBS. Ooi IT 00 1700 17 00 1700 IT 00
Jan. 14 W 14 00 14 50 14 60 14 SI
Lard 6ct io'isii io'is" id id' id "16" io"u"
Nov 9 8244. 4ii im 0 40 40
Jan 8 M SSO 1 47V, 8 47 SSTtfj
a Ribs -Oct tt2 trr 15 000 s 40
Nov SOU 8 00 800 800 8 00
Jan 7 66 I W 7 68 T tTj TS34j
JOHN B. WRIGHT,
Golumbia Nat'l Bank,
OF LINCOLN, NED.
Usury is canaibalism.i civilised and
Christianized. It formerly captured,
fattened, killed, roasted and ate the body
of its enemy. Now, the same spirit in
spires a man who captures his friend
and fellow Christian, robs him of the
only available means of getting fat,
starves him in a filthy garret and in
tenement cells till his last penny is
gone, and then kicks him iota the
street, where he is arrested as a vagrant is!".".' 113
V Short Term Snborlpll4S offer.
I N Do you wish to take Tub Aluancb-
VVteDKPENDKNT a short time on trial?
I So sure are we that once a subscriber
"you will remain a subscriber, renewing
' 4 r i t . .
jt w urn you nave reau la x Docorae ao
II .eualnu-d with tho paper, that we will
send it till January fur fifteen cents,
lilt dawn at onoe and send us y ur ad
dress and put In stamps to pay us. Or,
hvtVer gtt sis of your nrlghbors to take
It with you and send us one dollar.
t . . ..... . V . . . L L .
ir ir w irus tnst m iwir ns BO
JMf ht to the prvpr.ny of the rich, 1st It
Van ba d-clarJ that the rich have no
d rljhttothe pr.pr(y of the pr.''
1 Ooverntr lwwl.iagof Ktiuas.
f That's tho klu l of lUk, Uat how
rosdfjl the lat Ulf of It sounds t
tsuMt who hava bn lufilly ntUig 0
the first jart all th years. Kvry
, 'ttf pmm d to cut i9 lh jor bd
Mljhaa with tft rV s tf tht Shy.
Kits, r4Wt a thitvk of horror a J
Varta IU tlutt't gvt fltd. Wa I
? la 1 sod wrdcr, and afU)t having
i me a lUiU Uiukluj far the iwipl.,
I will tu.v the rtal ausrLUti tUv
Clay County Alliance Reaolations
Clay Centke, Neb , Oct! 24, 93.
Clay County Alliance assembled and
adopted the following resolutions:
Resolved, Thtt we do not endorse the
action of a majority of the representa
tives now in power in this nation, for
the reason that we believe that it is not
for the interest of the farmers and
laborers of this cation, but we do believe
that our legislation on finance has been
In the Interest of the few and against
Resolved, That we heartily endorse
tbe action of W. V. Allen for his many
efforts in the U. S. Senate in the inter
est ot the common people, the farmers
and laborers of this nation, and also our
congressmen, McKeighan and Kern.
We also commend the action of W.
J. Bryan of the first district of Neb. for
his efforts In favor ti free silver.
Resolved, That we hereby renew our
allegiance to the Alliance and its prin
ciples and that we recommend that all
members should use these honest able
means for the best interestof our order,
S. M Eldkk,
M II Woods,
W. D. Sbikk
ftaapp Is Aeqaltted.
Wichita, Kan., Oct I .-Dr. Saapp,
who ia alleged to have been U.s) arch
eoanptrator in the robbery of the
Unitod Mutes expreaa wagon in the
heart of the citv laat July, was so.
quitted here vetrday after a trial
lasting nearly ten days.
Attention U called this work to tbe
advertiiemenl In another column of
John J. (Itlltlaa of Lincoln, the lota are
finely located and will b- ar ioveslijfa-
and put to work ia the chain-gang, for
being without money, food or shelter,
owing to his inability to find work in a
land where there are, on an average.
no more than three jobs to divide among
four or five applicants. Arena.
The electoral battle is on. Will yea
help to win the victory? If so, roll up
your sleeve s and do all you can for re
form, Get out good audiences at your
school houses. Give the nominees all
the aid you can, and help your com
mitteeman all In your power. Don't be
backward about throwing into the cam
paign fund, as our party has no favored
class to ass3S8 for special favors. We
must all do our part in carrying the
campaign to victory. Do not lose time
over what might have been, but work
for the present and future with all your
might. Bring your neighbors that are
not independents to our meetings and
get them interested enough to study the
question themselves for their own wel
fare. And by all means do not fall to do
your whole duty on election day. If
your work is pressing, work longer hours
before election day, but let that day be
sacred to yourselves, your home and
j our country by going to the polls early
and staying all day in the work of re
form. Yours for f uccess.
II. P. Wasmund, In Rushvllle Standard.
Estimated receipts for to morrow Wheal
100 ears: corn, 870 ears: oats. 180 ears: nam.
Receipts at Chicago to dar Wheat.
winter, its ears: contract, 19 ears: sprint M
ears; contract, S cars: corn, 711 cars: eoa
tract, 611 cars: oats, 829 ears; contract, 114
KANSAS C1TT LIVE STOCK.
KAKsas Crrr. Mo, Oct 5. Cattle R.
eeipta, 10,417. calves. 913. sh oned veaterda.
a.fau. euires, tin. Tne market was
active ana siron to 10 or ISe higher for feed
te cnoite steers; othnrs steady; oowa.
ivouers ana oa is, steady; calves strosfl
western i 100 lower, Texas steers steedn
oowa ciea.iy H) lower.
Dressed beef and shlpDlnr steers, rs iOAS:
eowsand heifers, M.tas.73; Texas and Indian
steer. ti2lti Texas and Indian cows. Si.fl
OS is Blockers and feedar, R4OaS0. mixed.
Hort ueoelpta. 4.438 shipments veaterdav.
sraet frti , . . .... . .
pm. 1 no maraei opened rainy active and mA
lOo hixher, le-t the ula and closed dull Prloss
ranges from so to ss so.
bneep-Keoetpto, l.SM shinned vestardav.
wi iure was a ii' ni supply of common
Stosk. The market for tbe best was about
sieaay others doll and weak.
Tbe following ant representative saleai
If Wt Prloa. No. Wt Prioa
1 80 4 25 87 SI SI
z so io ass
First : National : Bank,
Capital, - - - $400,000,
N. S. HARWOOD.
C. A. HANNA,
F. M. COOK,
C. S. UPPINCOTT,
H. S. FREEMAN.
NOW IS THE TIME
Buy Clothing Cheap !
FISHER & WARFEL'S
Si tAO I 28.
IS THE PLACE TO GET IT.
All they ask is to have you come and see and they "will do the rest,
viz: SURE TO SELL YOU.
1136 O St, Ixiqcolq, Gbslfjq.
Organ Folly Warraatull far fin tas
Price, $49. 75.
SEND FOR CATALOGUE.
rWILL DK ON"
KAgents Wanted for the Kimball Pianos and Organs'
A. (OSPE, JrM QjTiaha, Nob,
JOHN J. GILLILAN,
S.t .iso. Real : Estate : Broker.
WE WILL i
$20.00 sait for 116.00
18.00 ' " 15.00
15.00 " " 12.00
10 00 " .'.'.'.'.'.'.".'.'.'.'. 7.'50 1 for a.sboft a rare opportunity to eeenre lots
a on - iUlu monies m iaucvIq. Bear
on all Gloves and Mittens.
Mr, J. II, Ihhftto, Omaha, baa to
lare4 from fila lth his am Ira.
HirUtI. cf 13 rvgUVrvd HjisnUU anj
lUlUujAks. SveaJ.it, anuihvir
A Child Badly Boned.
Taxmage, Neb., Oct 25. A four-
ear-oia cnaa 01 i rank Mever was
ly burned yesterday evening1 by
pulling a pot of boiling coffee olf the
table, spilling' the contents over the
entire length of one leg. When the
child's clothing was removed the flesh
peeled off. Prompt medical assistance
was summoned and the little girl is
now doing well.
To Dcdirata the Chnrrh.
Arcrkr, Neb., Oct 85. The Foster
Memorial Methodist Episcopal church
of Palmer, Neb., will be dedicated next
Sunday, October 20, at 10:30 a. m. Rev.
Win. Uorbt of Norfolk, Neb., is to
preach the dedicatory 6ermonand oSlo
rote in the dedication of the church.
Eev. Uorst ia a man of much ability, a
strong and eloquent preacher, possess
ing a pleasant delivery.
Wadding at Jamaica.
Ji.MACU. Neb.. Oct 35. Jeortr O.
Jackson and Miss Florence K. Mun
dorff were married here last night by
ttev. J. W. Kmbree of Koca. The cer
emony took place in the Jamaica lisp
tlst church at the eloae of a revival
servlco and was witnessed by a com
pany of about twentv. The vonns
eouple left for a visit to the World's
'tis for THIS ATE Oflky.
AH Goods IVIafked 1p
t'so 20rthrkU)ri iiuo tj Chlcarn
U rst Tst trains. OffivHi im
WlinN jwa wrtu t i of i r advr
tlrs, m sure k m',.b TMM AtU-
fall and Braha Ills Araa.
Pairmojit, Neb., Oct S5.f.ast night
eUiut 9 o'clock (lenrf-e alyer, Jr., 11
years old, fell and bnke hla arm wbtls
playing with aomo other children who
eama to spend thn evening wttlt hlin.
The Uy liroke the same artn In U-s
same plae about three saonth ago.
I'al W.lf t at I tlrawl,
fAlMMosir, Neb, lct li.-I at Welch,
an e-CthnlU teacher in a monastery,
detiverfd a lecture hr Monday nif M
to a larg-tf au.tien. Iti sut.Jeot Wing
the raMii whv he left the t athulltf
church ami Jo noj ht iTttteoUula.
lMf kerlutMl la Jura J,
NintMOkt i irr, 1. -A young
atu of Kl Mtt HrlDW itf t vxiuitiir was
khked In tU hi'nd bv a vlo m hnraa
yaUrlar. Ill Itijurivs are tHvughf
V ts atrivu
I 125 O St., Lincoln,
203OSt., kipeolp, flsjbs
P M WOODS largest ueuomioauonai scnooi in me west, eoppotted
IVI. WVJVJLJOi h nine of the ereat traDS-Misfcissinni states, bavincr ovir fiOO.
FlD8 StOCk Auctioneer. taIent8 and arte larg college building, with a common
school of eight grades, no that scholars of all classes from the
primary to the graduate are cared for. A 120,000.00 chinch
buildiug in aaong the iraprovemenU lning pat in this season.
The tide of settlement ha but jost commenced from all over
the vat Urntorv supiKirtinir the R-hooL and thwe who bav now
luring the development are sure of an advance in value. Thes
lots are smooth am! s'ghtly, along the electric street railway,
between the college building ami tho State IlWe, This is
your ehsmv, look it . If you wiih to buy, sell or trade your
property 01 any Kinu, wuie or can un
Publlo Sal Date.
WcxhI will conduct sales
() tot er 27-lVlarid-Chlns. hofs, at IWd
ford, loaa. fur JL aly A Jobna.
(Mlr 2A-Shrt Horns, Ikxlford, la.,
ror lleaiy A J oh cm.
OctVr 31 itMrt Horns and Poland.
China hofft, at Albion Neb,, for U.
Niv,'i.b r 1 Short Horns snd Poland
China hiir, IXlar Hpld, Neo., for
A. C. 8H H.
XvemUr n-'VlanJ thl hegs, at
t t.lmia, tit), r.irt,o jaok
.10HN J. GILL1LAN,
.ioviitavr M-rlai;d -Cluoa kw, a! Rsal Fefstn Fvrhtnns HrntinH Tlrtftr r.nrnnf IliK Jt P CeaaU
ll ;H.iult.iu.n, Nb,;v.r Asa Hi It- ' v'" vv
IUa-1 the a IvartUeiaent U another
. ( Jltu J. Cllulsa il LloiMia
tt ins 'Tt Uv r ilt to fuu.
Nuvrmli r I - !))) China hs, st
lUytihikai i'l?. fur T.hvtrAj fl Utir
,NiVi uili r I - Potaml Chin h, at
Mantord, Ni b, Ur lr, Wairoiiur.
X v. inh. r 21-'otl C'.Ua hof:, at
Mum f2t, U , f ie T M A Co.
OISfLY FIFTEEN CETS
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