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mi Bg I $ o- •in-' 1, s, if ec Custer county, which boasts of more than 1,500 League members, nominated League men for the legislature on BOTH THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN TICKETS. W. J. Taylor of Merna, long a staunch fighter for the farmers in the legislature and a former member of the house, was nominated for the state senate from Custer, Blaine, Loup and Valley counties, by a vote of nearly two to one. Taylor is one of the best par liamentarians in the state and his election is a certainty. He will make a first class floor fighter for the farmers in the legislature next winter. In Custer county W. S. Wells was nominated on tjie Democratic ticket for the house, and Florian Jacobs for the house on the Republican ticket. This remarkable result of nominat ing oti BOTH tickets in the same county is the best illus tration of what organization can do that could be found, it shows that when the farmers line up together in an agricul tural community, THEY CAN NOT BE BEATEN. SNOWED UNDER THE KAISERS OF WAHOO The bitterest fight in the" state was in Saunders county, where the battles of Wahoo were staged. Saunders is one of the richest counties in the 'United States. It has con tributed more per capita to the RED CROSS THAN ANY OTHER COUNTY IN THE UNITED STATES. In Wahoo, the county seat, there is a lit "tie autocratic ring of politi ^"cians—both Democrat and Re publican—who had been fight •".v vz to •Bfl Nebraska Farmers Conquer in Here you can see that Nebraska has waterpower of its own. This dam at Beatrice is privately used. That means the people do not get the benefit. Notice this plank of the state League platform: "Nebraska has sufficient waterpower to supply every inhabitant with electric light and power at cost. We favor the development of this by the state and are opposed to having this mighty resource get into private hands." EBRASKA farmers drove the enemy from the trenches tlie primary election, August 20. In almost every legislative district where the Nonpartisan league indorsed candidates for office the farmers STUCK AND THEY-WON. And the remark able feature of the election was that not one political meeting was held in the state' by the League. The farmers won simply because they were organized and knew who their candidates were. Senatorial Dist. Third Tenth Seventeenth Eighteenth Twenty-third Twenty-fifth Twenty-sixth Legislative Dist. Twenty-third Twenty-fourth Twenty-ninth Twenty-ninth Thirtieth Thirtieth Thirtieth Thirty-fourth Thirty-seventh Fortieth Fifty-first Fifty-second Fifty-sixth Fifty-seventh Fifty-eighth Fifty-eighth^ Sixty-third Sixty-fifth Sixty-sixth Seventy-seventh Almost Thirty Candidates Indorsed by the League for the Legislature Win Places on the Ballot for the Fall Election—An Answer to Persecution I ing each other for years, until the League began to be organized there. Then the two old gangs got together in an effort to prevent the farmers from combining. This summer the" farmers of Saunders decided they wanted a newspaper of their own. Pledges for more than $5,000 were secured in less than two. weeks. A meeting was called at Wahoo to elect directors and incorporate. The ra^ft of the meet ing Dr. O. E. Weber, member of the state council of defense, and a bunch of roughnecks from Wahoo, broke up the meeting and forbade the farmers to meet. Among the fanners who were put out of the hall was "Bill" Dech of Ithaca, a veteran of the Civil war, Who has carried a physical injury sus tained in the war of 1861, and Henry Long, also a veteran of the Civil war. Another newspaper Pioneers of Nebraska Freedom Following is a list of the League nominees in Nebraska. Every member should clip this list out NOW and preserve it. See every yoter you can between now and November and work for these men. NOMINATED FOR STATE SENATE Name of candidate Harry C. Parmenter} Yutan F. L, Crowley, Meadow Grove A. R. Noyes, Bradshaw C. Thomas Krogh, Dannebrog W. J. Taylor, iMerna A. R. Leavitt, North Platte W. M. Somerville, McCook NOMINATED FOR THE HOUSE Name of candidate James Auten, Albion Andrew Dahlsten, Newman Grove W. H. Dech, Ithaca John O. Schmidt, Wahoo &?.%:& H. W. Hedges, Havelock (labor) J. F. Eggers, Roca (farmer) Peter Hansen, Ceresco (farmer) Fred Damrow, Beatrice Joseph P. Masek, David City A. A. Barr, York Soren M. Fries, Dannebrog John C. Harris, Greeley Center,-* D. E. Strong, Ord *. H. W. Lang, Litchfield *, '3! W. S. Wells, Merna Florian Jacobs! Broken Bow" fir Harry Johnson, Holdredge CharleB A. Hedges, Indianola E. S. Burke, Arapahoe Counties Saunders, Sarpy Mad is on S an to a York, Hamilton Hall, Howard, Greeley Custer, Blaine, Loup, Valley Dawson, Lincoln, Keith Perkins, Chase, Dundy, Hayes, Hitchcock, Frontier, Red Willow Counties Boone Madison Saunders Saunders Lancaster J. Lancaster Lancaster Gage, Jefferson, Thayer Butler York Howard Garfield, Wheeler, Greeley Valley Sherman Custer Caster Phelps Red Willow Gosper, Frontier Dawson, Lincoln, Keith r"( Jonathan Higgins, North Platte meeting a few weeks later was also* broken up. A few days after that, W. E. Quigley, a friendof the Leaguers, who was in the county oh legal business, was arrested by three automobile loads of home guards and the sheriff. An hour after he was placed in jail—although it was midnight—farmers began calling ready to go his bail. The aggregate wealth of the offered bondsmen was more THAN FIVE MILLION DOLLARS. But Quigley was kept in jail two nights and a day as "the county attorney was not in town." Finally Quigley called a Lincoln attorney to get out a writ of habeas corpus, and then a charge of-sedition was filed. Later he had a preliminary hearing and appeared as his own attorney, AND THE COUNTY JUDGE, ALTHOUGH AGAINST THE LEAGUE, DIS MISSED THE CASE. More than 400 farmers wrote the nanje of Quigley in the ballot for coun ty attorney. Every precinct meieting was forbidden in Saun ders county. Finally the members were called to Lincoln, outside the county, and they put up a ticket. HOW THEY TRIED TO BULLY THE FARMERS In the primary election EVERY MAN ON THE TICKET WAS NOMINATED BY HANDSOME MAJORITIES. "Bill" Dech was nominated for the house. He has been a reform-leader in Nebraska politics for almost 50 years. John O. Schmidt of Wahoo went across by an overwhelming majority. Schmidt fought the telephone company to a stand still when it tried to break its contract with the Farmers' union and raise the rates. He also was instrumental in putting in the big co-operative ele vator at Wahoo that did a business of almost $700, 000 last year. Harry C. Parmenter was nominated for the state senate from Saunders and Sarpy counties by a majority running into the hundreds. Parmenter lives near Yutan. He is a university graduate and has been a farmer since 1903. C. E. Beadle and George Pollard were nominated easily, for county commissioners. One thing that made their choice easy was the fact that the present commissioners spent $10,000 for SHOTGUNS for the home guard. They wanted guns right away to "kill off the League," and not being able to get rifles, took shotguns, which are good for rabbit hunting at least. Antelope county was another place where persecu tion was practiced. R. V. Sheets of Elgin was chosen to run for state senator. He was 21 years old this spring, but his char acter and ability was unques tioned. The county council of defense issued a "manifesto" before the^ election and sent out blanks to. all county candi dates requiring them to state where- they stood with regard to the League. Sheets, who has studied law, knew that the county council had no such power. The only power given this body by the law is to call witnesses and examine them. THEY HAVE NO FURTHER DIRECT POWER, Sheets saw the blank and said he would see them in hell before he would sign the document in. question. A lackey of the council heard the remark and reported iW A few days later Sheriff Bennett came out to the" splen did Sheets farm with a "war rant," signed by Banker Thorn: ton "of Neligh, requiring him to arrest Sheets. Sheets went along and for two hours he was surrounded by the county •Council, which made an at tempts to have him repudiate the League. But,! Sheets stood fast and the council got no satisfaction from him an,d let him go. Sheets is now pyepar- ing to sue some of them for 'false arrest. When the votes were counted Sheets, in three countiesfrwas one vote behind*. with the soldier vote to yet b£ \r- ifi1"