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It th fees
In the west. It 1b especi
ally valuable as a means
of reaching the farmers.
Its circulation Is as large
In Nebraska as the cir
culation of all the "ftnn
Give The Axuancs
Indkfkndknt a trial If
you want good results.
County Organization for the Circulation of People's Party Papers
and Economic Literature.
Mr. O. Hull, chairman of ihe County Central Committee of Harlan
county, ha started in motion a plan of the greatest practical value yet pro
posed for the building up of our party and the gathering of voters into it.
He called a meeting to organize a County Canvassing Committee "for the
extension of the circulation of People's Party papers in particular and econ
omic literature in general," which committee is the Count' Central Com
mittee, one man for each precinct, and a general secretary in addition for
this canvassing organization, 17 men in all. Each of the 16 canvassers is to
thoroughly canvass his particular precinct and take subscriptions for our
papers, The Alliance-Independent,and any other good Populist papers which
the people will take and read. Those also who will read but who for any
reason may not subscribe, are to be furnished papers by the committee (with
a fund they may raise) free of cost. Each canvasser will acquaint himself
with the mental needs of voters not with us who may by reading our litera
ture be drawn to us, and report all such unprejudiced men, and all names
and addresses of subscribers obtained, to the County Secretary, who will for
ward such names and addresses to the publishers of the papers called for.
Each member of the County Canvassing Committee will be furnished sample
copies of the papers the Committee wish circulated.
Th plan cannot fail to commend itself to our party in every country.
Carried out faithfully it will certainly greatly increase our voting strength in
each county; it will organize and make most effective our workers and edu
cational forces, and assure us the election of our state ticket next November.
We cannot too strongly emphasize the importance of taking immediate steps
iu each county on the plan inaugurated in Harlan county. Let the County
Chairman in each county call his Precinct Committeemen together without
delay, and take up this work. If the precincts are not now represented by
committeemen, select good men from each to make up the board of canvass
rs, and at the next county convention they, or others, can be made mem
bers of the County Central Committee. The best time to canvass is now,
but the work should be thoroughly done, and the canvassing committees
SHOULD REMAIN A PERMANENT PART OF OUR PARTY ORGANIZATION, FOR AG
GRESSIVE work. Let no one, however, slack his private, individual efforts to
secure subscribers for our papers. It will hasten results and lessen the work
of the county canvassers. .
... - , .,;,,P.CLEM.DEAYERlhaiitpan.,i,
J. A. EDGERTON, Secretary.
The above circular letter has been lately sent out by our chairman and
secretary to the chairman of each county executive committee of the People's
party In Nebraska. It is a working, aggressive plan, perfectly adapted to the
situation, a plan that provides the forces and machinery for necessury education
and for sweeping political success; and with that success comes the enactment of
laws which shall cut oft and restrain monopoly power. It will not do to depend
chiefly or very much on campaign speakers to make votes for us. Their work is
put in too late; and at best is entirely inadequate. It is absolutely necessary that
we get our papers, our educational literature, into the hands of all the people
who will read. How to extend the circulation of oar educating, vote-making
papers is the question. Good papers make more or less zealous friends in con
siderable number who can and will devote some time, labor and sacrifice to
securing new subscribers and readers for them. But these voluntary workers
here and there can not be depended on to cover the field. The business is urgent;
the time is short; the work must be thoroughly done. An organized canvass of every
county in the state on the plan inaugurated by Mr. Hull (our ex State Al.iance
Lecturer), to get our principles and ideas before the people, is the pressing need,
the first thing to do.
Now, the question is, will the county chairmen who receives the above
circular letter do what the state chairman and secretary- urge therein? All
who are earnest, alert, alive to the situation, or deeply interested In local and
state politics will do It, will perfect and set to wotk a county canvassing com
mittee. But it is to be feared that some will neglect this necessary work unless
other workers having local Interest and push take hold of the matter.
We therefore call special attention of every publisher of a county Populist
paper to this matter, because it is in a double degree te his interest to have
such a county canvassing board formed and set at work. Our papers are many
of them in need of more money, more subscribers. This canvassing committee
will take subscriptions for the local as well aa state papers. And thoy will bring
every available dollar to the support of our work. And with this help and our
papers In the hands of tens of thousands of new readers we can next November
bury both eld parties out of sight. We therefore urge that every Populist pub
lisher In the state Immediately see the chairman of his county coram it teo and
stir him up, push the thing, let him have n rest till hi county canvassing
committee !s selected aud sot to work. Stir up all who are Interested in county
as well a s'ato p 'lltia to support this plan. Make it go. livery tbing defends
on it. Editou Aluance-Indkprndknt.)
Think Ihe Paper la Improving
SHEI.TON, Neb., Feb. 17, D4.
Deah Sir: I deIre to add my testi
mony to the tact that your paper U Im
proving greatly ia evtry way as th
weeks go by. You invito suggestions
for a new nam for jour paper. Here
"The Commonwealth." Devoted to
the tnterU of the whole people, and
champion of an honeal ballot.
Second Devoted to the lntoreat of
the indu.trlal region" of the failed
Ul of A merit a.
Our cautM 1 galalof ground right
along ia thl pari tt the state, Y.vrj
lWptQ's Party man It dalag raWttoaary
work all tha llimi, and what i tuor
it auti. Wo should frgaaU Into uco
Unty fur rt.llUi'ai iun al uvr !
l atvd Staus. If iu ladut rial UU.f.
would m$4 t'a or( auUtflf forv oa turn
m or U wMttMl cxiiia't aed thor
Hhlf wrfaaU lhta, ti etmaiU
UajJlattj a IJoltUf would tall U
fevF, ! in tnvb'Bl wouid tpt ad
lik wild if T II"-. ,:r.fir
lorar4 netnat all tb U lla.
The ceople ready for it and we
hear the phriwe every day "something
mutt on done " Only one thing stands
la tha way and that U lack of ready
money. organUrrs could forage on
the country for expense at least.
J, N. Kellogg of Cltrks Nh., wrllca;
"I tend you a club of five nam for
TIIRAL.UANCK iNDKfKNDKXT, I hare
two vacuo (Higeckd fr the papvr, tn
U "Sunlight" bat my prttfwrmc would
b I h liput!t Kducator. I am very
much pl-nl with th paper, Your
editorial laly have the true ring and
how ttt lrueutof the downfall of
th In the ptt and point out
th tru rMd."
A. fl HaUburc ut t'lum Y!ly writ:
"K"clod find Wpu. for " i lea.
dl (ItmnptraeU.' I lu r ol
thtm la thM of say aigkbr th
doa'l know what to vw, lVrtlly ly
th U.k p.01 will wak up, al
fwr ty artf Hivir4 the all) U
Mtlra uhjlb f,r a rfurw fit
J lU loy at turoka d us ft aw
iuurlar aad aayti ' Ta cuatr U
LINCOLN. NEB., THURSDAY, MARCH" 1, 1894.
full of cheap old party papers. The
powers that be see to that. I like THE
Alliance-Independent and wish you
Godbpecd. Right mudt corquer ia the
Hon. John Stebblns of Shelton ssyr;
"Your last paper, February 15, was a
bummer, tbe Money Controlling Power,
Unite Against Common Foos, and, We
Are Kiled by Robbers and Hypocrite,
are just the kind of editorials we need
Hnd will cause the old guard to go to
work to extend your circulation. I am
very glad you are at the helm. Go your
whole length in advocating principles
and measures. In your editor
ial you arc drawing tbe line between
Wall street and the people just right.
You hit the spot' on the tariff also.
J. M. Parker of Elba, Neb., writes:
"Here I co ne apa'n with another list
of six name;, for which you will find a
check enclosed, $1 80. You see I am
with you. It does make them iquirm
when you touch their religion. Give
it to them hard and heavy. Cry aloud
and spare not."
Geo. W. Howard of Alliance, Nebr ,
writes: "I received your statement of
my time expiring the first of January.
I do not want my paper stopped, can't
afford it; too good a paper. Will send
the money as doon as po'sfble. I am a
true independent to the last."
. J. M. Hober of C3ntral City, Neb.
writes: "Find one dollar enclosed for
a year's subscription to your moBt valu
able paper, My time was out some
time ago, but bavebeea 0 busy I. kept
Couldn't get along with-
out tbe paper.
Wm. Evans of Taylor, Neb, writes:
"I have $1.00 for G. W. Spear's su'j.
Taylor, Neb. I have promise ef two or
three more In a few days. Will hold
this and remit all at once. Please con
tinue Mr. Spear's paper, as he does not
want to miss any."
Gua. J. Marck of Cornlea, Neb , sends
in for four renewals and 0ns new sub
scriber, and says: "Your paper is giv
ing good satisfaction in these parts.
One reader said it was the only truthful
paper he could get, Give it to the
C. M. Hubbard of Oakfield, Michigan,
sends In two subscriptions and says: "I
am proud of The Alluncb-Indepkn-dent.
Hold on with a firm and steady
hand. The people are watching our
actions. Yours for the war."
L. D. Wilbelm of Macomb, 111.,
writes: "Enclosed find one dollar for
whloh please send rae The Alliance
Independent for a year. Am hungry
for some Populist news."
A. O. Burket of Lanham, Neb.,
encloses il.00 for a club cf Sve, and
jys: "We like your paper very much,
it U the only one we got the truth In.''
C. U Davis of Alton, 111., writes: "Am
my sorry I cannot be of more awlatarce
to your paper. Some day I hope to
give all my efforts to the causa."
Wm. II. k'nlght of Los Angeles, Cal.
enrlo!s ten ceats for tarnple cop'.cs of
The Allunck Independent.
I). L. Bishop of Franklin Neb., writ:
KneUscd find one dollar fur your valu
able paper for another year,"
(ilbion. of Tub Alliance bur
pendent, touched the mainspring In
the head of one of hi u ttcrlbt r and
the whoel began to turn: Hro. Ulfcmm
though lilmiHilf 000 bt tre ruot sua-
itontiou CurWtWa gtattraea whom tl
1 our pU'Mur to kaow, ha through
hi pir, luwa Mp torn of tn glaring
lnioalU)BU of pmfi4 ChrUUat
a rlW lo the welfare of mankind la
grrl, and this imal) calttor laulvl
dul ttopiHtd kit ppr lu fv v,
Kdl'or Uiraua I W t eiorW!U-d,
huwvr, far h ha f alard a dou tub
urilwir fur th ca ha h kl T
mtt ha h U cuara'a In aitk
wrong kavr h lJill arally
lb on w ctnn aut Wt la U U
rua.- Naw lira.
TiktTui Ai.uo ix0ftrMNNT
-J W g .-
THREE HAWAIIAN REPORTS IN
MR. MORGAN'S VIEWS ON HAWAII.
They Hide In the Main With the ltepubll.
- caa Contention of tbe Matter He
Find That the El-Queeo W th
Principal Caune of tbe Iteolu
tlon Tbe Democrat! IMneent
and Ceniur Hterena.
Washington, Feb. 27. -Senator Mor
gan, chairman of the senate com
mittee on foreign relations lias pre
sented to the aenute the majority re
port on the investigation of that com
mittee into the Hawaiian complica
tions. It was prepared by Mr. Mor
gan and concurred in by Messrs. Sher
man, Frye, Dolph and Davis, the Re
publican members of the committee,
who altio make a supplementary re
port, taking more positive grounds
than the Morgan report, while Messrs.
Ilutler, Turpie, Daniel and Uray, Dem
ocrats, submit a minority report.
Mr. Morgan first gives a review of
the investigation, declares that the
president has a perfect right to act as
lie did and the change ( policy must
be held to be a change of mind of the
responsible head of the government.
Jle holds that this country exercises a
moral suzerainty over Hawaii which
must be entitled lo demand of tbe
UJnited States Indulgent consideration,
if not active sympathy, in her efforts
to secure full release from an odious
Mr. Morgan holds that the investi
gation showed that when Minister
Stevens ordered the landing of the
Boston's marines there was a complete
paralysis of the executive government
in Hawaii and there was reason to
fear that Americans and other foreign
ers might be put in peril at any
moment. The queen, he believes,has,
by her act in deciding to absolve
herself from the constitution of 1887,
abdicated completely, if the people
chose to so regard it, that constitution
and the queen's oath to sup
port it being the only foun
us tion for her regal authority.
She had been kept on her throne only
by the forbearance of the whites, who
own $50,000,000 of the property of the
MIN1STEU STEVENS UPHELD IN PART.
The report holds in part that where
there is no legal power to protect
United States citizens no law of
nations and no rule of country enn
rightfully prevent the American flag
from giving shelter under armed pro
tection, and thus the landing of the
Boston's troops was perfectly justifi
able. It declares that the purposes of
Minister Stevens and Captain Wiltso
were legit mate and in good faith,
despite statements to the contrary.
High praise is given to the missionary
Early on the islands as the one. which
uilt lite formerly huvajfo ducuuiii in
to a civilized power, and it is held
that the United States should not hes
itate to oppose the ex-queen' desire
to banish or kill thoso who had op
posed her. Mr. Willis' course in necking-
to soften her is criticised.
The report upholds Minister Stevens
In recoguultii? the piovisiutml govern
ment and holds thnt the preciso hour
of auch recognition Unot material and
reiterates that he ahould not be cen
sured for that or for calling for the
landing of the Itoston'a marines. Ha
wus, howevar, exceeding his authority
in every way In proclaiming l,r"
tectoralo and raisin the United Mates
llajr February I, ism, and Mr. lilount'a
action in ordering the hauling down
of the flag wa in wordnnoe with the
duty and honor of thi country,
Mr. Murgan hold that thi country
him long had a virtual aiueraiuly ov r
Hawaii and, whilo no tlireet ataux
ni nt ia mad by hint In famr of an
nexation. Mm whole tntr of thU
iM'tiun of th report U favor Id to it.
II hold that Hawaiian have alnay
cludled and eontvmidated that c'ur.
a a aura rvMrt against poaaitl ub
juatloa by another uatlou.
tita riMuitt' coi aB i ran n
Th report rfr ta th fKtal mU
!..n.f Mr lilount and dvvUr? that
K ttUd hi Itmtructlon w th
prlil ir and prnU-d a Uu' -ri
and Iftttrm ti report to th pre' ltit
uf lh fai l a h juI I d.itriuin
th l th ajliaU-d .t vif o n.viii
n I ft H lii 1111 at that Urn , It
U, hor, held that lha Ut d !
ttpttttal ahowtd thalLUluoklKi or.V
int4 it. revolutionary RioatuMt la
seeking to secure aisotute power tor
herself, and slu? attempted to carry
this out while the American minister
was on a pleasure trip. The queen's
advisers ore roundly scored and the
whole purpose of their acta ia held to
be confiscation of the property of the
The rcjort holds that the president
In his Instruction to Minister Willis
never intended to Use force in any
way in re-establishing the old condi
tions, hut, on the contrary, he merely
offered hi good offices to reconcile
the differences between the factions.
If the ex-queen's proposition delivered
to Minister Willi had been accepted
by the provisional government, the
president would have only been the
mutual friend and there is no reason
for withholding approval of his con
duct in thus accepting and executing
a function which he was entitled to
perform. Therefore, the committee
reports: "The president of the United
States ha not in any wise been a par
ty to any irregularity or impropriety
of conduct In his high ollice."
The' report declares that United
States ministers would neglect their
duty If they should fail to give the
fact about annexation and Mr. Stevens
should not he criticised because he, in
his private diplomatic letters earnestly
advocated annexation. His only real
fault wm to declaring a protectorate
and raising the American ting. ,
No resolutions accompany the re
port. VIEWS OF THE KEPt'BLICANS.
The Republican members, after
agreeing to Mr. Morgan's report, sub
mitted a minority report as supple
mental and more fully expressive of
their views. This holds that the ap
pointment of Mr. Rlount without
reference to the senate was unconsti
tutional; that the placing of the United
States naval forces at Honolulu under
the control of Mr, Blount and later,
Mr. Willis was without warrant of
law; . that Mr, Blount had no
right to order ' the lowering of
the United States flag over the
Hawaiian government building and
the withdrawal of the troops, because
they were there not for a protectorate
but to maintain order and protect
Americans, and the withdrawal
created distrust; that the president
had no authority to attempt to reopen
determined questions as to the status
of the provisional government and
monarchy; that the Hawaiian govern
ment, recognized by this and other
nations, had not asked for or con
sented to the president's mediation,
nor had it been requested to consent;
and that there was no question of the
purpose of the president to endeavor
to reinstate the ex-queen by constitu
DEMOCRATS CENSURE MB. STEVENS.
The Democratic minority dissents
6trongly from that portion ' of Mr.
Morgan's report which holds that tha
only substantial irregularity in the
conduct of Mr. Stevens was declara
tion of a protectorate. They hold
that there was no justification for in
terference in Hawaii any more than
in any other state or nation. On the
other hand they are not inclined to
censure Captain Wiltse of the Boston
or any of his officers, though their
course wns probably unnecessary. In
closing they strongly censure Mr.
Messrs. Butler and Turpie present a
brief report in favor of annexation of
Hawaii under proper conditions,
though not under these exiting at
The testimony taken by tlio com
mittee covers 730 printed pages, and
includes the statements of a large
number of witnesses who appeared
personally before the committee, as
well n affidavits sent from the Ha
waiian Islands and elsewhere. The
witnesses Included ex-Minister Ste
ven, Mr. lilouut a large number of na
val o nicer, a number of resident of
Hawaii and several American who
were present on the island at the time
of the revolution ami orm after It
occurred. A large majority of those
examined said that there wa no con
spiracy and that Minister Steven'
Mu.itioti with reference to annexation
was not known to them prior to the
revolution. The committee on safotr,
consisting of twele Hrn, iiiaiU
oath to the atatemenl that ti.'y h.d
no underftt&udtHif with Minister
Mevrii tr Captain Will that they
would ail In overthrowing the
monarchy and in th ruMihi!iMil of
Mdhiii Ivxtuiionv cover litf
tx nrv II vxpUtued that hi
reason fur deaUrlu a prot torat
w-r that th Japune and the
lirttUh. wrr huth hiulnir and the
Utt r iuinf , wviturv for a al
lUiuvt with tioi it tit imputation.
Mr. llUiuut iu h jxln Kid ho
owvr had any onuimutH' jtU.n with
th I'-u-M't i !,'. until Dr, Ujwrtt
and iU. ttl $Mred thi-r tu.t
'W reported la U authorial t-jf tha
lrtdi!t to nwift tt fr hr aU)
lt. II thought th tiitn a well
r! leal lKd ttuk'U to fee informed
thai thi ttot traa. II ka4
The nationalization of
natural monopolies, rail
roads, telegraphs, &.O.;
the nationalization of thi
b inking buainess.tnrough
a system of postal savings
banks with clearing s)s
tem;and currency through
these issued to the people
upon pood security with
out interest charge; alio a
system of taxation to cut
off the growth of land
dreamed of such a thing as ttto uw
statement of Lilluolcalanl and never
heard it suggested until his return to
the United States. He gathered from
the secretary of state that the presi
dent had not any opinion waa think
ing the matter over.
SILVER SECESSION PROPOSED.
Major Parker of Georgetown Head a
Petition, for a Novel Rebellion.
Georgetown, Col., Feb. 87. A pe
tition headed with the name of Henry
Parker, mayor of Georgetown, is In
circulation here, calling upon the sil
ver producing states to secede from
the United States and become an
nexed to Mexico.
Parker state that similar petition
will be in circulation throughout tha
ailver states in a short time. George
town, he says, has been requested by
the prime movers to take the initiative,
this place being in the heart of the
silver mining section of Colorado.
Driven to Sulcld by Lo.
Atchison, Kan., Feb. 87. Frank
Demcl, a farmer living near Rushville,
Mo., who disappeared recently, waa .
found near his home to-day with a
bullet in his brain. He bad evidently
committed suicide. He placed 11,600
in Challis &, Spalding's safe deposit
vault some time ago which mysteri
ously disappeared, and disappoint
ment at the loss of this is supposed to
have caused him to take his own life.
Colonel Young" Ordered Iteleated.
Saw Francisco, Feb. 27. General
Ruger, commander of this department,
has ordered the release of Lieutenant
Colonel Young, held a prisoner at tbe
Presidio on orders of Colonel Graham,
for alleged insubordination. Friends
of Colonel Young propose to take tha
matter before the war department
and a court-martial is sure to be tha
Artlat Plummer Dead.
Haverhill. Mass., Feb. 87. Harri
son L. Hummer, the portrait painter,
died at his home here yesterday aged
80 years, ne studied in Italy for many
years and while there painted a por
trait of the king. Later he opened a
studio in London where he was very
llonewhlpped by Two Women.
Atchison, Kan., Feb. 87. Mrs. S. A.
Dean and Miss Rebecca GodeU horse
whipped E. Wood, a huckster, on the
street to-day for gossiping about them.
Wood is 00 years old.
A FAMILY CREAMATED.
Seven People Burned to Death Near
Guerdon, Ark., Feb. 37. News has
reached here of the burning of a farm
house and its occupants ten miles west
of Murfreesboro, ia Pike county, on
Wednesday nicht. John Wert, a farm
er, his wife and five children occupied
the house, and all perished in the
flames. The building was constructed
of logs, with a large fireplace built at
each end. While the family were
asleep fire flew upon the floor and in
that manner the dry timbers and
other inflammable material soon be
came Ignited. When discovered the
next day the entire building was re
duced to ashes and only the charred
bodies of the occupants remained.
AN ASYLUM BURNED.
All th Inmate Saved bat Two Th
Building a Tout Lom.
Yinkland, N. J., Feb. 27. Two lives
were lost and a score placed in immi
nent peril by a fire which consumed a
portioi of the Homo for Feeble
Minded Children of this place yester
day. The victims were J. 11. Sage,
the engineer of the institution, and
his wife, who acted as lanadress,
Wuraaa Hamad to Death.
Mot'ND Citt, Kan., Feb. t?. Mr.
Jane Fulton, an elderly lady living
alone in this elty, met with a terrible
death by fire yesterday about II
o'clock. Her houe wa burned to the
ground and her charred remains fund
lu the ruins.
A BOMB IN A THEATER.
Da.Urdlr Attempt I C'aa a ral U a
U iatHnwl I' la.
Pun, Feb. S7. During a werform
tnanee of "Othello" at the Tratro
Neutu ytrday afternoon a petard
wa thrown Into tha auditorium
through a window U tha rear of th
ata.e, hurst with a loud report sad .
er td the f rvWt teltMnt bul
did not injur anybody sad 014 not
dmg the lhatr.
After tha esptonioa tk fol
tuad a ruh tor th esit, Vut h
rudnetor of th fvhLr httd
that there was no dasher aa-l oniml
llui otvhatra to tlrik tp tl alUmi
aiitbrut and, later, th lirahU4ta
Th potU-a are lailfHag, Vat
a tha prat amU list Ws.
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