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Is l fcslS8--
In tne west li I eopecl
ally valuable aa a means
of reacting the fanners.
Its circulation Is as. laxe
In Nebraska as tne cir
culation of all the "fsnn
Give The Alliancb
Indkpendeht 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 the 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 County 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.
The 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
ers, and at the next county convention they, or others, can be made mem
-era 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 PARTV 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.
D. CLEM DEAVER, Chairman.
J. A. EDGERTON, Secretary.
The above circular letter has been lately Bent 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 necessary education
and for sweeping political success; and with that success comes the enactment of
laws which shall cut off 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 our 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 aort must bt thoroughly done. An organized canvass of every
county in the state on the plan inaugurated by Mr. Hull (our ex State Alliance
Lecturer), ta 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 work a county canvassing com
mittee. But it is to be feared that some will neglect this necessary work unlets
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 ta his interest to have
uch 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 as 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
bury both old parties out of sight. We
Usher in tho state immediately see the
stir him up, push thi thing, let him have
committee is selected and set to work.
as well ai state politic to support this
on it. Editor Alliance-Independent.
Say It I the Heat Paper Printed.
Mission Creek, March 2, '91.
i:iitor alliawce Independent:
Inclosed please find draft for It SO,
to send your valuable prper to the sis
names on subscription blank. It is Ira
osslble for us to get along without THK
ALUAnck-Indiprndext. Please send
m a tew eitra copies 0! your paper and
a few blank orders, and I will canvass
Mission Creek township and get alt the
subscriber I can. I have taken jour
paper two years and think It is the
best paper printed; and I am satisfied
no man can read your paper one year
without denouncing both old parties
and cowing out oa the aids of right and
A friend of ntnt, a atraiht lUtpuull
can, from Luve rn, Mian,, whit ttr
at my tlm, aftr reading Tin Alii
ani C'Iniim'ixixnt guv m0 cuaU
and UiSd in o ha the t rent to j
Btm. Ha you mt at; w have to d la u
gtth p.t.'a U. tJ tha .t.r. t
don't taluk they ill slat wlib tho oUl
tarty Ug. Vrj KspnMly,
T. J Cam rat IX.
I. II, IMMuf Mtl Mt, N.l'ta,
tth alt papr la futtf scat to Car
of new readers we can next November
therefore urge ' .t every Populist pub
chairman of his ounty committee and
no rest till his county canvassing
Stir up all who ar Interested in county
plan. Make it go. li very thing depends
lisle, Ark., and says: "Will say that I
think a great deal of your paper, and of
the cause It champions. Don't suppose
I will find many Populist South, but I
propose to make a few with the help of
I HE ALLUNCE-IDII'NDEST.
K. K. Bush of Gordon, Neb., wants hl
paper stopped, because we "ignore the
plank that should come foremost In
their ourj p atfortn, via, prohlbltioa "
II 'syinpathW deeply wUh the Too
pie's party,' but allege that nine-tenth
of the suffering Is caused by wasting
mooeyon strong drink. IU says, "If
yni will show in aa abtsbodUd man
who Is notlaiy whoso faulty wau taring
for the necessities of life, I will show
you a man who frequents the saloon"
We ijtnpatbU dot ply with any man
w ha can btMv what our frUad !uh
bttUeve. Hat he wlil of e'M.cotl our
to K IW it If he drm or tlo"uaw u
4 raU la r'h bitti Mptr ualy,
li Nxttre4 I Hlf a IU fit w
kl.nt I It Urn wait
tixtit, KrH , Mirth 3. ?J,
.'Mut A ta c b- luart it xt:-.
K'.i'luMd W tod !M driers to
I'ty fvr tea subscriptions to yor fto
LINCOLN. NEB., THURSDAY. MARCH 8, 1894.
ble and fearless paper in the causo and
interest of the masses of the people.
Money being dar and many bushels of
grain 1 cqulred at present to get the
good honest dollar, farmers club to
gether to save 20 cents to assist in get
ting necessities for tho b)3y; but dear
as money is they need the valuable
mental food that la in your paper. We
are all farmers and earn cur bread by
the sweat of wur brows. You will ob
serve there are five new subscriptions
and five renewals This is our first at
tempt to get up a club, and have been but
half a day at this. Seeing the value ot
your paper, thought it our duty to go to
work. Have been an Independent seven
years. Never expect to be anything
else. Yours for justice,
J. F. Maddock
G. S. Ablemanof Fairbury, Nebraska,
sends In the money for a club of tlx
yearly subscribers, and says: We think
The Alliance-Independent aa
excellent paper. It is good enough tor
us. It is an eye-opener, and that is
what we need so much In our country.
Will try to get more subscribers. But
dollar are so dear, It takes so much
to buy one. Send another subscription
J. II. Davis of Gresham Neb., sends
in a club of five yearly subs, and says:
''Would have been glad to send in more
but money Is bard to get. I wish all
voters would read your paper one year.
I think times would then be better. It
would cause tbem
to think for tbem.
Wm. Steele of Hampton, Neb , says:
"Enclose find four dollars for which
send your excellent paper to the follow
ing addresses. Will make an honest
effort to secure a few more subscribers.
But on account of hard times it is hard
to do. Yours for right and victory."
T. G. Harris of Ft. Robinson, Dawes
county writes: "I take your paper, and
wish it was in the hands of more to read
fur it is a convincing paper, calculated
to educate the people In the way ot
doing something for themselves."
P. B. Saunders of Alvo writes to the
editor: 'May God bless you iu your
effort to enlighten the people as to what
true religion is. We cannot have pure
politics without pure religion."
II. H. Klone of York, Neb., an old
subscriber writes, "Enclosed find one
dollar for your valuable paper another
year," and wishes us and the cause suc
cess. B, Langton of Exeter, Neb., writes:
"Don't cease to send me your paper, a
I don't wish to miss any number. I
want to send in a club of five, and will
John T. Doak of Uepub.ican, City,
writes: "Accept this club of five (three
new subscribers). Vmesard very haul,
but will get a many new names us I
Charles Patch of Wllsonvlllo, Neb.,
writes that he if going to raise a club
at the next meeting ot the lodge. IIoihj
this will stir others to do likewUe.
J. D. Wood of Hay Springs, sends us
In a club ot five, and sajrs. "I wou.d
llk to do more fur the cause, but mono
Thomas A. Donahue, K-cretary of the
Dutlato County Alliance writes: "I take
your valuable paper. Your U alrrs r
juat graud, the bt I ever read.'
0 0. 1. Hulaa, MUag from Morrill,
Kansas, to have tbaddrof hi pair
changed signs blmwtf, "A faithful
raJer of your valuable paer."
That fine tlurtwa.
The cut oa our third pf rprsats
ths gr. prl4'iaaU yuof rt (r
m4 W llut H'ti ertua, KiabHt
'rt('0, l.iMahlr. Kigt,n4, and la
(iirUd by tbi I4,d l.nriOrf i , a- tl
t 1 a.iGg ti ofT-rUtf v
grl o'uig out : Mart) b d
'"o. IW,mbr the 4ms a4 wr w
A BALTIMORE LUNATIC DE
QUIETLY ARRESTED AND LOCKED UP.
lie Had a JUveUtlon From God and Had
Iirn Directed to Taka Charge of the
I'reildent's Office and Torn It Over
to the Jews The Democrats and
Republicans Had to Go, Ex
cept tho People's Party.
Washington, March 6. At 0 o'clock
this morning, an hour before the
White house is opened to the public,
a. wild-eyed, bearded, commonly
dressed man about 10 years of age,
appeared at tho entrance and told the
watchman that he had a revelation
from God and had been directed to
come here, take charge of the White
house and turn it over to the Jews.
The Democrats had to go out and the
Republicans could not get in, but the
third party, to which he belonged,
would predominate. The man was
not violent, but he was positive.
While he was talking a telephone call
brought the police patrol wagon to
the door and the man was arrested
snd locked up in tho Third precinct
station. He gave the name of Abra
ham Julius Kisler and said he had
come from Baltimore.
FIAT MONEY AD LIBITUM.
Cono-reatman Davis Proposes to
100,000,000 lamed Yearly.
WAsniitOTOir, March 6. The regard
of Congressman Davia of Kansas for
the credit and good faith of the repub
lic is of such a character that he has
introduced a bill prohibiting the issue
of bonds hereafter without special au
thorization. He does not, however,
propose to leave the treasury empty
so long as there are steam printing
presses to make money. He primari
ly wishes congress to direct
Mr. Carlisle to issue 850,000,000 of
legal tenders "of the usual high stylo
of art" to replace the estimated de
struction and waste of United States
notes since 1878, which estimate is as
generous as any Populist could ask
for. Then Mr. Carlisle is to be further
directed to issue $150,000,000 of other
legal tenders to replace retired na
tional bank currency; and as fast as
such national bank enrrency is retired
Mr. Carlisle is to make it good in such
fashion. Furthermore, so that every
body may have plenty of money, the
secretary is directed to issue annually
$100,000,000 of legal tenders "in order
to create and preserve an increasing
and equitable volume of currency in
accordance with the needs of the in
creasing population and volume of
business of this country."
PRAYER BY MOODY,
Tho Famoaf Kvaorellat Delivers the
Prayer la the House.
Washington, March 8. Dwlght L.
Moody, tho evangelist, who is con
ducting a series of revivals here, de
livered the prayer in tho house this
Mr. Breckinridge of Kentucky re
ported the urgent deficiency bill with
senate amendments. The latter were
non-concurred in, and the bill was
After some minor business had been
disposed ot Mr. Hopkins of Illinois
trim! to secure unanimous consent for
tho consideration ot a bill to re
classify the railway mail service so as
to Increase tho number of claim's
from live to seven and fixing the maxi
mum salary to )o paid in each in
stance, but Mr. Bynuni of Indiana, de
manded the regular order, and Mr.
Ktchttrdsoa of Tenutiutee, called up
the privileged resolution for printing
the eu!iUe on the late Uepreavnta
tiro Lilly of Pennsylvania. It was
Delegate Joseph Introduced a bill
for the admlution of New Meaieo, but
Mr, ( annonof Illinois raised a point
of no quorum au.l the bill was with
drawn. Th fcouMi then wtat IntoeorarallUo
of the whuieon tha iuiii, till.
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t epala fur ul I hlr
Cua au, Mtr!h .Tho IVtUiwratU
atat fcnttal ciniftiUte met In tltU
City tiiUy a id !v.4.l tvi l.i.Ll tU
aut frtnvoattuit al ."pruitlvld Juno
If. 'I rMtuHw el tUoUtu I i t
n for ih uttr f a I nu. Mat,
avuatortat Dmiit .it ta th .mhi(
ro'tvettlUitt, twtiijf lb' mum evt,n a.
ihrn t U tiuin.tt in 1 i mo 1
Hit run i ta lit vtvt ti. it i
Take Itta, uuu' im t.mwi
FRAUDS IN ALABAMA.
The Federal Government Koubedof Large
Hums by DUhoueat Officials.
Birmingham, Ala., March 0. Last
fall the federal grand jury indicted
United (states Commissioners W. II.
Hunter, II. A. Wilson and Robert
Charlson and De Iluty, Marshals J. A.
Osborn, W. C. Keid and V. II. Nuckles
on the charge of obtaining more
money from the government than
they had earned.
(special Examiners Clialmer and
Cowart were sent to make a full in
vestigation and have been at work
ever since. In their report which has
just been made, they charge that
certain commissioners and deputy
marshals have systematically swindled
the government out of fees by the use
of fraudulent witnesses and the
forging ot names of bogus witnesses.
The professional witnesses, it is said,
were accustomed to bring charges by
the wholesale, and, as the result, got
feea for themselves and officials
Tne examiners found that it cost
the government V79,noo to conduct the
North Alabama court In 1891, 9150,000
in 1803 and 9250,000 iu 180.1. This In
crease, they say, gives evidence of the
extent of the fraud practiced. The
spring term of the federal court, which
met to-day, will consider the cases of
the indicted officials.
Mr. Alien Wants no I'lg-eoiiholina."
Washington, March 6. The morn
ing hour of the senate was taken up
with routine business of local inter
est. The Bland silver seigniorage
bill was received and referred to the
committee on finance. Mr. Allen of
Nebraska presented an amendment to
the rules providing that it should be
the duty of the committee to which a
bill, resolution or other measure has
been referred to report it back within
thirty days, the senator presenting it
to have the right in case of failure to
call for a report under certain restric
tions. Area! Meeting at Uudapesth.
Bcdapesth, March 6. This city was
the scene yesterday ot an Immense
gathering of people from all parts of
the country to take part In a great
mass meeting, the object of which
was to declare in support of the gov
ernment's measure providing for civil
marriage, religious liberty and recog
nition of the Jewish faith. It is esti
mated at least 130,000 persons took
part in the demonstration.
The French Ambassador to Wed.
Philadki.phia, March 0. The en
gagement is announccd'of Miss Elean
or Louise Elverson of this city, to M.
Jules Patenotre, French ambassador
to the United States. Miss Elverson
is the only daughter of James Elver
son, publisher of the Philadelphia En
quirer, Golden Days and Saturday
McCIcllan Gotham's Acting Mayor.
New YoRK,March 0. Colonel George
B. McClellan, president of the board
of aldermen, took charge of the office
of mayor to-day and will r.ct in that
capacity until the return of Mayor
Gilroy from California, where he has
gone on a pleasure trip.
WIDESPREAD RAIN STORM.
Tho Entire Northwest Visited by a Fierce
Downpour Floods Expected.
Minneapolis, Minn., March C. Tho
worst rain and thunder storm ever
known at this season of the year
swept over the entire Northwest Sat
urday night and yesterday, extending
front tint wttatam boundary of North
Dakota to Eastern Wisconsin and from
Manitoba to Southern Nebraska.
The logging season was brought to
an abrupt termination. All streams,
iii.t of which are Icebound, are out
of their banks and disastrous iWls
are feared everywhere.
Uicii IIili, Mo., March ft. -A heavy
wind and rain storm accompanied by
hail visited this section last night and
did considerable damage. The fronts
of several store building were blown
In ami outhouses and barna overturned.
The hall In many places broke win
dow glass. Considerable damage is
reported south of this city by the
KttMMixi t, Kan., March . A heavy
rain atorm, aeeoinpaoteil by high wind
from, the south, pawied oir this
ti n lat alibi The depot at IWttfito,
eighteen utiUs south weal, was do
The Salt Tf tUlaee frleea.
14 tHN AW, MUtk, Msrvb. ft, TM
Michigan ati trust fimiiiy ha do-i-l.irv'l
an advn-i of ten vents a Uu'
rl, l lake effeet at on. Olnt!
thafj' e"ivlillo; frm manufacturers
ih 14 U Die trust I he salt full t thirty
rviiU a lirrvn tU Buu prte ai4
Ht .Hj l"! M "U Wi W emttle ta
? . tloM iu Nuts tit old at U iiita
l a tmlialy dun it'Mii, leaiiuf
lat i44i t t actually f lit r.
rat Tit M.i .ftwi.f'Ofcft'JR
The nationalization of
natural monopolies, rail
roads, telegraphs, &c.;
the nationalization of the
bit king busines8,turough
s system cf postal savings
banks with clearing sys
tem;and currency through
these issued to the people
upon good security with
out interest charge; also a
system of taxation to cut
off the growth of land
ENGLAND'S NEW PREMIER AR
RANGING HIS CABINET.
LORD KIMBERLY FOREIGN MINISTER.
Blr William Vernon llarconrs Wul Be
the Government Leader la the Hense
of Commons La bouchcre nd a
rear Radicals itlll IlostUe to
the Grand Old Man's Suc
cessorComment. London, March ft' Lord Bosebery
has formally taken up the reins of of
fice which the venerable William
Ewart Gladstone, chief of British
statesmen, laid down Saturday for
ever, and is now engaged in reorgan
izing the Liberal cabinet and formu
lating the policy to be followed by his
party under his leadership. In order
that he may have ample leisure to do
so the queen to-day prorogued parlia
ment until after Easter.
The earl of Klmberly, at present
secretary of state for India and lord
president of the council, will become
secretary of state for foreign affairs
in succession to Lord Rosebery and
Sir William Vernon liar court, who haa
consented to retain his place as chan
cellor of the exchequer, has assumed
the liberal leadership of the house of
The queen's speech proroguing par
liament, which was the last official
document prepared by Mr. Gladstone,
was purely formal, only fifteen lines
in length, and began: "Upon this oc
casion, when your labors have been
unprecedented in amount and dura
tion, I regret that your release from
them will be little more than nomi
nal," The queen then thanked tha
commons for the supplies granted and
concluded with the remark that she
anticipated lasting advantages from
the laws enacted.
When Sir William Vernon Harcourt
assumed the Liberal leadership of the
house of commons to-day he was
greeted with enthusiastic cheers from
the Liberal benches.
When the speaker, the Rt. Hon.
Arthur Wellesley Peel and the mem
bers of the house of commons were
summoned to the house of lords in
order to hear the queen's speech Mr.
Henry Labouchere and a few Radicals
remained behind. Later the queen's
speech was also read in the house of
commons and that body adjourned.
The Pall Mall Gazette, William
Waldorf Astor's paper, in an article
summing up the services of Mr. Glad
stone, alludes to him as a political
ritualist, who clung tenaciously to
form, caring nothing for the substance,
lie was a pedantic stickler for preced- .
ent and was lamentably deficient in
initiative power. Though regarded
as a leader, he was really driyen, in
succession by Sir Robert Peel, John
Bright and John Morley.
NOT YET A JUSTICE.
Mr. White ot Louisiana Will Remain a
Henator for a Time.
Washington, March . The room of
the supreme court was crowded be
yond its capacity at noon to-day with
people who expected to witness the
installation ot a new Juutioe. Within
the railing sat several senatorial col
leagues ot Mr. White, who had not
learned of his decision to remain in
the senate for a time. Most ot the
spectators beyond the ratlin? were
ladies. There was much disappoint
ment manifest I when the justices
filed into court, but seven in number.
Senator White failing to appear and
Justice Jat-knon, who is now in Florida
for his health, being absent.
Choctaw Nation's Ktghta fjneetloaed.
Washington, March ft Whether tha
Interior department shall approve a
bill recently passed by tha general
council ot the Choctaw nation author
ising tho Choctaw Railway company
to ootntruct and operate a railroad
through tha land ot the Choc lav and
Chickasaw nations wilt soon be de
cided by Acting Kocrelary blma. Com
taUstotier of Indian Affair Itruwniag
reeently uiJo a report revoiumenUIng
that the detrtmeat withhold It ap
proval, on the ground that the nation
had m right to pa the bill or the de
partment ta approve 't without tha
authority ot tH-ngrtaa,
satrlv I 4W la I tea 4
k uoor, H. it March a. - t'ira
lr out hen l hi tuorv'ag at C
oVWk in tWdd' Mla.n ao4 tl
tr" 4 all t!.t p.rt of tS. U lying
l-vlwetit thvt uW vt Mit alroait aus
i natal twit, tlwf fit n-i wiivd U.w
i at U t mm or th whvle lf vwlt
ha bee ditryd. Th i at
iot.-t, tsi.tu.su will reaU anr OV
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