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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 26, 1910)
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U. S. ARMY GOODS
You have daily use for the things the army needs. At times
the army has more than it really needs. -That is
where you profit through us.
Never Before Have Such Bargains Been Offered-Probably Never Will be Again
Uncle Sam is a liberal buyer. Sometimes he buys more for his army than its actual
needs require. At such times the government holds a Sacrifice Army Sale in order to
dispose of the over-supply. Recently we were so fortunate as to secure a large quantity
of Army Supplies at one of these sales at a price that does not cover the cost of manufac
ture, and we now offer them to you at prices which represent our cost with a very small
profit added for our trouble, to dispose of them at once and get quick action.
$25.oo Cadet Springfield . Rifles $2
Every riflo mndo under the supervision of U.S. Government inspectors and guaranteed to be in perfect working order.
Cost tlio Government J! 18.00 to manufacture, Shoots 45-70 calibre cartridges. Can also be used as a shot gun
You can load tlio empty shells with shot of any size and use the gun for birds and small game. Every rifle has a
long range adjustable sight with wind gungo attachment, and is equipped with bayonet and cleaning rod. We supply
shells for this gun at Coc, for n box containing 20 shells.
KHAKI CANVAS COVERED
CORK ARMY HELMETS
Made of heavy drab
canvas to repel water;
large body bag with
cover; bridle leather
shoulder straps with
brass hooks for quick
campers, hunters any
one requiring A good
this is your opportunity
Yatagan Sword Bayonet 75c
ONLY 50c EACH
These HclmetB are brand new, never been
worn. Made of long, light cork covered with
khaki colored canvas. Just the thing for hot
weather. Cost tlio government $1.25 to
Drab colored heavy can
vas cowved, inside wool
covered to keep contents
cool; bridle leather car
rying, strap with . brass
hooks, can be adjusted
any length. Just the
thing to carry water or
coffee into the field.
A fine article for den decoration. Blades
bright and polished; length of blade 22i
incheV. length including handle 2j inches;
sword shaped with a slight curve.
Made of finest oak tanned leather with forged
chain; cost government Si. 50, only slightly
used, aud we offer them to you at one-third
of original cost.
N O R T O IN 'S
Protection of No Benefit to the
FALLACIOUS IDEA EXPLODED.
High Protection and Low Wages Pre
vail In the Cotton Industry Manu
facturers Make 10 Per Cent and Pay
Employees $7.50 a Week.
Many good people think that It Is
'be protectionist policy that keeps
American wages high. Tlio workman
himself generally thinks so. lie votes
-for a high tariff to enable lib employ
er to make high- profits so that bis
employer can pay him high wages.
Ho knows as a consumer he will havo
to pay high prices, but he thinks bis
high wages will more than offset that
Be should do n little thinking. It Is
sot the tariff that keeps the American
wages high, assuming that they are
high. It Is America's boundless nat
ural opportunities that havo kept them
high, and this was true when there
was no tariff or only a low tariff.
Where there nre most natural re
sources of potential wealth nnd where
acn are relatively scarce wages will
go up. Supply and demand settle that.
Instead of tho tariff keeping Amer
ican wages high, It is the American
standard of wages fixed by natural
conditions that compels the tariff pro-
tected Industries to pay high wages.
The protects Industries havo to com
pete with the nonprotected Industries,
and the latter employ many times
more men than the former, so that it
is the wages paid In the larger group
that determines tho wages paid In tho
cmallcr group. Wide and farrciichlng
s Is our tariff system. It will be found
that tho number of people employed In
our protected Industries after all
bears a small proportion to those em
ployed In tho industries that are not
protected. Professor J. Laurence
Inugblin many years ago put the ra
tio as not more than one to sixteen,
and It Is not likely to be more today.
In La Toilette's Weekly, a true
.friend of the workers, though some
times misguided, we recently read tho
- statement that the tariff "Is a tax to
which thp people have consented In
order to maintain In this country high
-wages and a high standard of living."
Another st moment was that the tar-Jff-onbanced
prices charged by the
manufacturer wore "a trust fund for
the benefit of American labor." Else
where In the paper It Is forcibly
shown how shamefully the trustees
havo abused this "trust." For In
stance, according to the census of
manufactures for 1003. Slft-tftS cot
ton mill fluratlves were paid $ t.37-
00(1 In wanes, uti iiviTiuc f S30I for
each I'lnplnyee, r i-h than $0 per
week, tullctlu till uf the eejisus of
fice shown that nt tl:t eennus for 1005
tho wages of UO'i.Ull cotton taltl opera
tives nvemgert only S7.71 per week for
men. $(I.o:t for women. "In tho great
cotton mills of New England," says
La Follottp's. "the average earnings of
nil operatives was less than $7.50 per
Now. before going nny further let us
ask this question: Is It the CO per cent
protection which cotton goods enjoy
that enables the cotton manufacturers
to pay these magnificent wages? Let
I the reader think of the wages paid In
inuusiries inni nave uo pruicciiou ni
all nnd compare them with these
wages and then ask himself If It can
be true that It Is the high tnrlff that
keeps up tho rate of wages In this
country He will see that it Is not
true. It Is u monstrous delusion. Tho
tnrlff protected manufacturers pay tho
wages which competition deformities,
aud this competition comes from tho
nonprotected Industries, which, after
all. are the great majority. Tho man.
nfneturers pay no more than they can
help, tariff or no tariff. Of course,
there is no doubt of tho ability of thb
cotton spinners to pny much higher
wages than they do. La Folletto's
states on excellent authority that
"Tho nverago annual dividend paid by
the mills of this group (of eighteen New
England cotton mills) for the previous
eight years, through good times and
bad times, was nearly 10 per cent
Thirty mills of Fall Itlvcr, Mass.. paid
for fourteen years dividends that aver
aged 8.20 per cent annually nnd In ad
dition accumulated a surplus equal to
22 per cent of their total capital."
If there were no tariff at nil or ouly
a low tariff the cotto'n manufacturers
would bo forced by competition to pay
about the same wages they are pay
lug now. The tnrlff ou goods Is no
protection to labor. A. tariff on Im
ported labor might be. How the
workman can still think that he Is
protected by ndmlttlng foreign Inbor
free nnd keeping out foreign goods Is
In mystery. THOMAS SCANLON.
terlnl to tho man who. by eating It, la
enabled to sell the strength of his mus
cles In the Inbor market Raw mato
rial. then. Is what we hnvo to Tmy, and
tho manufactured article Is what we
havo to sell. And ns our whole in
dustrial life is uothing but a system
of reciprocal buying and selling it fol
lows that there Is nothing tnndo but
whnt Is raw mnterlal In the proper
sense. Therefore "ireo raw material"
fully and consistently carried out
means free trado.
By JOEL BENTON.
in the apple bloom and Maytime, close con
fronting maimer's door,
There's a flood of brilliant blottomt on the rir
ulet't emerald shore.
While the sanguinariVs snowdrift whitens thick
the meadowy knoll
Where fierce conflict once was raging with the
cannon's awful toll. '
No reverberating thunder startles now the fra
All the (legs wear peaceful emblems and are
starred with tokens fair,
For the dreadful war is over waged to keep the
Whose sad memories and triumphs swept the
.circuit of the sun,
Which gave to crushed and hoping nations cour
age for the coming time
When to be a human being brings a legacy sub
lime. When the shackles of past customs cannot plunge
the world in strife
And the obstacles o( ages no more menace home
So today we pause from labor with the purple
To repicture in remembrance our brave heroes
whb have gone,
To recount their faithful struggles on the land and
on the sea,
Which were suffered uncomplaining and' were
wrought to make men free.
From the woods and flowering wayri !si i): -
wet wreaths and flowers shall cane
For the patriots whore rjkriss hictory never will
As they dared end died for duty, let each sol
dier's honored grave
Once more glow with tear touched blossoms in
the land they died to save.'
Strike the drums, then; march in order to the
music's stirring beat;
Fling out banners on the buildings and make
thoughtful house and street;
Let the pathos of the speaker and his touching
tale and true
Move the people while the flags wave to the
welkin clear and blue I
Stop and Think.
Speaking In defense of th6 tnrlff bill
at Providence, R. I., the home state
of Senator Aldrlch, President Tnft
"It has Introduced free trado be
tween this country nnd tho Philippines.
And that was a measure df Justice
which was. long dclnycd nnd ought to
have been given ns far back as 1000."
Very good. But the Philippines arc
many thousands of miles away, and
Canada Is on our very borders, nnd our
total trade with the Philippines Inst
year was $20,000,000. whereas our to
tal trade with Canada In spite of the
high duties was $242,000,000. And we
offer the Philippines free trade, while
we offer Cnnndn 25 per cent on tho top
of the Payne-Aldrlch tariff. Such is
tho logic of protectionism.
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AMERICAN HORSE Heel Clotiu i chief lieatennnt.
of all descriptions
for any part of a
house or barn.
Dierks Lumber &Coal Co.
Phone 22 D. Waters, Mgr.
Estimates on Cement Sidewalks, Hollow Blocks,
Foundations and Cement Work of all kinds
.. ..7 V:
lieside a Western wter-tank
One cold November day
Inside an empty box car,
A dying hobo lay.
His pardoer stood beside him,
With low and drooping head,
Listening to the last words
The dying hobo said.
'I'm going to a better land)
Where everything is bright,
Where handouts grow on bushes,
And you can sleep out every nieht.
Where you do not have to work at all,
Or even change your socks
And little streams of whisky
Come trickling down the rocks."
"Tell my sweetheart back in Denver
That her face no more I'll view,
Tell her that I've jumped the fast freight
jnd that I'm going through;
Tell her not to weep for me
No tears her eyes must lurk
For I am going to a land
Where I'll not have to work."
"Hark! I hear her whistling!
I must catch her on the fly I
Farewell, pardner, I must leave you
It ain't so hard to die."
The hobo stopped. His head fell back;
He'd sung his last refrain;
His pardner swiped his hat aud shoes,
And jumped the east-bound train. '
Free Raw Material Means Free Trade.
You say you would be Inclined to
vote for free raw material, but would
contluue the duty on manufactured
articles. Follow that Idea out and see
where It will lead you. Everything
that you have to buy tn order to have
something to sell Is raw material to
you, and everything that your neigh
bor buys from you In order to sell la
raw material to him, although It may
be a manufactured product to you. It
you manufacture watches the watch
you sell Is raw material to the man
who has to buy it In order to be punc
tual at his Job. Tho Unlfo a butcher
uses In order to cut meat Is as much
raw material to blm as are the cattle
he Ul'is. Jr. 1 :m r.f.t Itself Is raw nut
The Big Sale Continued
To WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1st
Due to the appreciation shown by the purchasing- public which proves that we are
doing just as we advertise, and also to the fact that we have sold such a large a'mount
of merchandise, we have decided to continue this sale until Wednesday, June ist.
"O say, have you seen by the dawn's
early light, the backbone of winter that
hung in the well?" Emporia Gazette.
The old oaken bucket, the. gem of the
ocean thus warbled a Peri beneath the
dark sea. Chicago Tribune.
Tis the backbone of winter left bloom
ing alone, as it stands in the stable yard
under the eaves. New York Mail,
There comes to the beach a poor back
bone of winter, that sang the old anthem
of "Erin Go Draghi" Emporia Gazette.
The ironbound backbone, above the
green elms, tho born of the hunter is
heard on the hill. Chicago Tribune.
The backbone of winter that cried with
delight when you gave her a smile as the
sun went down. Nashville Tennesse'an.
Backbone, turn backbone, the cypress
and myrtle I sprang to the stirrup, the
young Chevalier. New York Mail.
1 he snow-covered backbone, 'tis melted,
acushlal Sic semper tyrannis! in the land
of the free! Lincoln Star.
When my boat puts out to sea, distance
lends enchantment to the backbone of
) winter, for I'm to bf oun o' the May.
i Mother, but dun t give ut (be ;hip.
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In this department we are offer
ing some extraordinary values in
Lot 1. A suit good enough for
a king to wear; this embraces a line
of up-to-date, finely 'tailored gar!
ments worth up to $27.00, in blue
black serges and fine
cassimeres and worsteds. COft Hfi
Specially priced at. . . . ;. U.UU
Lot 2. Men's Suits, strictly up-to-date
styles in a large assortment
of weaves, first-class tail
oring, worth up to CIO AR
Lot 3. Large line Men's Suits
and dependable garments,
$10.00 and $12.50 values in 17 Efi
cassimeres and worsteds.... t'"
Dne lot Men's Pants, worth
up to $4.00, spe- (t AA
cially priced at. . 0JJ
One lot Men's Pants, worth
up to $2.25,' spe- d (i
cially priced at. . P vU
One lot Men's Corduroy Pants,
worth $3.00 and
175 Pairs Hen's and Boys' Shoes
Broken lines and odd pairs, all good styles
and good leathers, go in this sale at a dis- 'T) cQv
count of &&JU
CARPET DEPARTMENT. Everything in this
department, consisting of Carpets, Rugs, Portiers,
Carpet Fillings and Floor Oil Cloths, in this 20
sale at a discount of . . , -
One lot Boys' Suits,
4 to 12
One lot Boys'
Suits, small sizes
Shirts, 2 for.
$ ! .25
Men's Balbriggan and Porous
Knit Underwear 25c
Men's Balbriggan Underwear
standard quality 50c
Boys' Derby ribbed Under
Bring your money with you
and see what wonders
it will perform
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