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Presideat, X Burrows, Filler, Neb.
Vice Presldlut, H. L. Loucks, Clear Creek,
Secretary, August Post, Moulton, Iowaj
Treasurer, Hon. J. J. FuTlong, Austin Minn.
Lecturer, A. D. Chase, Watertown, Dak.
NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE. .
President, Jhn H. Powers, Cornell.
Vice President, James Clark, Wabash. -eoeretary.Treasurer,
J. M. Thompson, Lincoln
Lecturer, Mf M. Case, Creighton.
Executive Committee: J. Burrows Filley;
B. F. Allen, , Wabash; Allen Boot, Omaha;
Lv Henry, Hansen; W. M. Gray, North Loup.
Post Omt at Lincoln, Nbb., June 18, 1889.
I hereby certify that The Alliance, a week
ly newspaper published at this place, has been
determined by the Third Assistant Post Mas
ter General to be a publication entitled to
admission in the mails at the pound rate of
postage, and entry of it as such iJrdingly
made upoatbe books of this office. Valid
while the character of the publication re
mains unchanged. Albebt Watkinr,
? ": ' Postmaster.
The following is a list of the later appointed
Adams County, A. C. Tompkins, Hansen.
Antelope t Jas. A. Butler, Ewing.
Wm. Clark, Banner.
John A. Hogg, Shelton.
Henry C. Keister, St. Edwards
E. G. Cooley, Weeping Water.
O. W. Norman, Lamar.
L. McReynolds, Fairfield.
J. W. Hartley, West Union
P. J. Reese, Lexington.
C. J.Mecham, Cambridge.
W. J. Holley, Cambridge.
J. C. Hetherington, Beatrice.
E. A. Hadley, Scotia.
H. 6. Miller, Cambridge.
L. Henry, Hansen.
L.C. Floyd, Bromfleld.
Harlan " .
Holt " v
Lincoln " "
Loup " l
Madison " i
Nance " ,
Perkins " V
Polk . " ..
Bed Willow 'J
E. D. Glaze,
Rob't Gray, .
T. C. Porter,
J. D. Stockton,
F. J. Frederic!,
W. A. Mansfield,
E. M. Harrison,
. S. J, Plymeaser,
J. F. Black,
B. A. Draper,
O. B. Pitney,
J. F. Harrison,
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
This department is conducted by the Secre
tary of the State Alliance to whom all com
munications in relation to Alliance work,
short articles upon various subjects of inter
est to the Allience etc., should be addressed.
Write plain and only on one side of the paper.
Sign wnat you choose to your articles but
send us your: name always.
Reply to Mr. Petersen.
Editor Alliance: In The Alli
ance of August 28th, is a very able ar
ticle from thevpen of Mr. T. B. Petersen.
Prom it I cjip the following: "Some
one may ask how can we ever freeze
these giant 'rusts out of existence?" Mr.
Petersen answers this question as fol
lows: "Give the old world a chance to
compete with our own manufacturers
by taking thy duties off of all the neces
saries of life for a time, and every trust
The salt trust was organized with a
capital of $5,000,000. Three millions of
this capita was supplied by English
capitalists. English capitalists are buy
ing a majority of the .tanneries of
the United States, thus securing a con
trolling interest in the leather produc
tion of ourf nation. English capital is
being largely invested in the flouring
mills of thef country. Soon Englishmen
propose to control the output of Ameri
can flour. The Chicago Inter-Ocean
says nearly every American trust is
backed by i English capital. In short,
English capitalists, united with a few of
our Tory millionaires, propose to crush
our small manufacturing enterprises
propose to.;.kill all competition and set
the price oil every article consumed by
this great American people.
Does any one suppose that foreign
capital infested in the United States
will ever onie in direct competition
with foreign capital invested at home?
No, sir, never. English capital is al
ways united', and in f avorjof cheap labor
and high priced necessaries for the con
sumer. It does not matter whether that
capital is Invested at home, in India,
Turkey, or the United States.
.Should we admit the necessaries of
life duty free as Mr. Petersen suggests,
the result would be, that the price on
these same necessaries would be set by
trusts located in England, and our Tory
capitalists would unite in part they are
already united with the foreign trusts
to reduce our laborers to a level with
the labor element of Turkey and India.
With a protective tariff a trust to set
prices on our necessaries of life must
be located among us, and every trust
located in pur nation we can reach and
control with national laws. We think
the American ! producers are getting
ready to take these American trusts by
the throat and shake the life out of them.
With a low tariff American consumers
would be at the mercy of foreign trusts
without a weapon of defense.
No rloubj! our tariff laws are manipu
lated by eastern capitalists so that it is
to the advantage of large manufactur
ing enterprises to locate in the east. Of
course such manipulation is detrimen
tal to the growth and prosperity of the
west. To illustrate: In 1872 the duty
on jute, mitnilla and sisal fibre was re-
; duced to a low figure. Prior to this re
duction manufactories were located in
Missouri and Iowa to work up the flax
fibre of the-west, and this manufactured
flax fibre was taking the place of for
lorn fihrf thus lienefitinc thf wpstprn
farmer. In 1872 here was a young and
growing western industry asking for
protection. V"-We were answered by the
east with the admission of the foreign
fibre almostf duty free. This admission
of the foreign fibre closed the flax man
ufactories of the west and made the
binder twine trust of last season possi
ble. . '
With a proper adjustment of the tar
iff, the ropecoarse bagging, and binder
twine used in the west would be made
here, out of flax fibre now rotting on
the prairies,; and for much less money
than we are now paying. With a proper
duty on sugar and proper government,
Nebraska would soon furnish the whole
country with "beet sugar at five cents
per pound, and Kansas might send her
cane sugar tp the London strikers.
When the Nebraska and Kansas sugar
industry is once established the present
sugar trust Ttill vanish, and a Kansas
or Nebraska iarmer raising corn for 15
cents a bushel will be a thing of the
past. John Stebbins,
C. Shelton, Neb.
Pleasant Valley Alliance reports the
appointment of J. M. Wilson as pur
chasing agent, and a large increase in
Omaha's Defence of John M. Thurston.
Omaha, Neb., Oct 6 1889.
Mr. Editob: We think that you
and your correspondent S. E. G. do not
fully appreciate the brilliant efforts of
our ton John M. Thurston. : You call
in question the truth of his statement
that the farmers of Iowa and Nebraska
are creating wealth faster than any
people ever did now or before. This is
God's truth. Never was the whole
land so covered with an abundance of
cereal wealth. Valley and hill rolling
upon one another like waves of the
sea millions of bushels in each suc
cessive wave, every bushel adding; $
wealth to the world, and two-thirds of
that for every bushel "of oats. Now
John sees this clearl v. He is built on
the . broad gauge. . He knows that
three-fourths ofthis vast wealth will
soon roll into his client's pocket, out of
which be takes a princely salary, and
our John is happy. Why not? Now
our son John is not to blame for hav
ing these surroundings. It is you, Mr.
Editor, S. E. G., and over 50,000,000
others, who are built on the narrow
gauge and only see a little way, and
permit these conditions to exist and
continue so . that your correspondent,;'
and others have to part with oats at one-'
iounn ineir vaiue, cis a uuBiiei, ior :
which he pays cash rent to an English
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landlord $2.60 an acre, $1 for thresh
ing, 35 cts for twine $3.85 leaving
15 cts an acre for his work, on which
his family must liye, on which his own
beloved covernment charges him 40
per cent taxes on the average. This is ; witn tne amnty to purcnase "J"1
the way that John's wealth rapidly ac-JUVb
fTX' XeAwls raThey laS 1 SSKdiiSj abilitto by. pov
ferned to other lands, i ne largest ertyand distress must result. Now, it
portion of all stocks and bonds are ig eJvident that whatever tends to un
owned by aliens. We are skimming ir the ability of men to gratify their
our rich lands to pay the interestinnu- eeds must interfere with demand,
ally. There is where the money goes. and therefore lessen consumption, and
The other day when Manager Stoue tend toward the accumulation of an un
was dismissed from the Atchison & , used surplus. A hailstorm or tornado,
Santa Fe and Manvel put in his place ; which destroys the farmer's crop before
it was at the command of alien bonds it is garnered, is an incident of this de
and stock. The management of Stone scription.
was not sufficiently prompt in payment A. we will suppose, intended last
ef interest or dividends on alien bonds fall to build a barn, but a storm or
and stocks. Look out. urotner &. x.
G. will be compelled to live on less
than 15c an acre next year. So last
Thursday when August Belmont
wanted $100,000,000 or $150,000,OCO of
t.h sino-ie standard to close up a loan
.7, ?...ii. t Donnhiin nI14 ,
O -w i 1
wun a ooutu "" idle. The lumber dealer does not need
bind them as slaves, be committed the replenish his stock it not bei de
same acts of usurious plunder upon leteg b A conseqUently the vessel
Wall street, and wrung out of his vie- bringing the lumber from the mills lies
timslOprctfromFridaytoMonday,that;withfurledsails. and the Saws at the
he has been practicing upon the tarm- mis cease their whirr. The hardware
ers of the west for the last ten years, dealer, deprived of his expected profit,
Now the fools in the west can grin at denies his wife a new dress, diminishing
the fools in the east, while the aliens the manufacturer's per cent and lessen-
laugh as they plunder you both, and ing the weaver's pay. The carpenter,
our Jonn won t care, a cem. ahu. .
there are lots of Johns.
Curtis, Neb., Oct. 1, 1889.
Editor Alliance: Frontier Coun
innia mftfat. SfnrVviiiA RAnt 2fi
i.x j mu v.- I ' acting disastrously upon supply. Any
with a good attendance. The subject j other& cause thalf would fuce the
of a more thorough organization of the same effect upon A would produce the
county was considered, followed by a j same reflex upon society,
i i t. t t ! Is there any other cause which is of
statement from Bro. F. M. Rathbun of more universJal application than the one
the plan and workings of the Farmers' supposed? Let us see.
Alliance Business Association of Cam- evident that whatever would di
. rrv.: v mimsh the purchasing power of 'AV
bndge. This is a joint stock company j crop say on.half woid be the same as
and is doing a good business. All practically destroying one.half of it as
seemed hopeful of great results from far as paying debts or procuring sup
tha A llianr. mrwpmpnt A dinnrnpd Phes s concerned. The great questions
to meet second Tuesday in December.
. H. Fitch, Sec.
Fairfield Alliance held a picnic
last Saturday, Oct. 5th, in President
J. W. McReynolds' grove. J. M. San
ford deliyered an oration to a large
and appreciative audience. The old
war horse handled the subjects of cor
porations, trusts, rings and combina
tions without gloves. Other speakers
were in attendance and addressed the
people. Had a pleasant day, a sumptu
ous dinner, and our Alliance greatly
strengthened and encouraged.
Logan McReynolds, Sec'y.
Elwood, Neb. Sept. 30, 1889.
Dear Sir and Bro: At last we are
able to report our Alliance which was
formed some two weeks ago, up and at
work. Every member is full of en
thusiasm, and all have joined with the
intention of working might and main
for the success of the Alliance. Six
members joined at our last meeting,
and we expect many more before long.
Long live the Alliance. ,
D. H. Major, Sec.
Phillips, Neb., Oct. 5, 1889.
Sec. Thompson, Dear Sir: I en
close you a list of vearly subscribers
for the best paper in the state. Will ;
send some more next week. Our bus-!
iness association is dointr nicelv and we
are bound to win.
E. II. Ball, Agt.
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every Alliance man in the county to be
present. W. O. Rand,
Sec'y County Alliance.
Laws' Unsavory Record in the McCook
The Bee of Friday last contains a let
ter from R. H. Stewart, of Sutton, Neb.,
giving a detailed statement of frauds
perpetrated by G. M. Laws, while reg
ister of the McCook land office, by
which Stewart was cheated out of a
quarter section of land on which he had
made a homestead entry. The citations
from the records and the logical state
ments made by Mr. Stewart leave no
doubt as to the truth of his statement.
When Mr. Laws changed his vote on
the question of reducing rates he com
mitted a vile fraud on the people of
Nebraska, and proved himself the pliant
tool of the B. & M. Will the people of
the Second district reward hin by nom-
bating him ,o the responsible position J
iv aiiuu, x yet. t , looy. through the invention of improved ma
Saunders County Alliance will meet j chinery and the application of steam
Saturday, Oct. 19th, afternoon and j a.nd electricity, in the power of produc-
mn, . -r v , .I,- 0 TX Ition. j. hese two causes have produced
evening at Marble Alhance-S. II. ia reiative decrease of money and in-
Moss School House. It is the duty of j crease of products a continual disturb-
Does Contraction of the Currency Low
- er Prices?
J. BURROWS IN FARMERS' VOICE.
Low prices for farm products are uni
versal. Distress injree trade England,
is as great as in protected Germany and
United States; and it seems necessary
to find some cause which is of universal
The wiseacres say we are suffering
from overproduction. As the universal
distress seems to be on the increase,
they are reduced to the anomalous prop
osition that " the more wealth we pro
duce the poorer we become." We re
gret this idea as untenable.
We cannot convince the farmers of
Western Nebraska that there is an over
production of coal, when they are com
pelled to stop trains and take possession
of it to prevent their families from
freezing; nor that there is an overpro
duction of woolen cloth while 'their
children are cempelled to wear jeans.
The cause of low prices must evidently be
sought in some economic law which ap
peals more forcibly to our reason than
the heresy of over-production.
The political economists say that the
laws of siirml v a nd demand make nrines.
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we may safely concede this to be true,
with the reservation that there may be
some economic conditions wnicn maKe
or affect the laws of supply and de
mand. Demand, to be effective, must com
bine the need for food, clothing, etc.,
drouth, or both occur,- and he finds him
self with insufficient means, and the
barn is not built. Trace the influence
of this upon demand through the social
The lumber remains in the yard, the
uaiuwaie hi me swre, me carpenter is
1 !. il.. -i il. -.
iuie, consumes nis iormer earnings
while his clothes grow threadbare and
the fallacy of over-production brings no
roses to the cheek of his wife.
Thus on and on may this influence be
traced through increasinglv radiating
circles, every mierrupuo
r firipa on inane
are, does an inadequate supply of mon
ey do this? And is the present supply
It is a financial axiom that prices of
products bear a certain relation to the
volume of money in circulation. If
money was a product of labor, its sup
ply would bear a just relation to the
amount of labor available for its pro
duction, stimulated by the natural de
mand for it, like any other product.
But money being a creation of law,
designed for a medium to exchange pro
ducts, and its volume not controlled by
labor, its value bears a certain relation
to the products to be exchanged, detex
mined at all times by the relative quan
tities. Understand, it is the relative quan
tities that determine this relative val
ue. An increase in the quantity of pro
ducts to be exchanged would have pre
cisely the same effect as a decrease of
the medium of exchange. It would di
An increase in the quantity of the me
dium of exchange would have precisely
the same effect as a decrease of the pro
ducts to be exchanged. It would in
This law holds good without any ref
ence to the kind of money used, pro
vided it is the kind furnished by law,
and accepted as the legal currency.
Now, have any processes been going
on for the past ten years which have
tended to continually change these rela
tive quantities of products and money,
and have the processes been co-extensive
with the universal depression of the
agricultural interest? I think both
questions may be answered in the af
hmative. First, throughout all the countries
which have adopted "England's system
of finance, the effort has been and is be-
1 insr made, to rflake crold the onlv stand-
ard of value and the basis of all paper
money. consequently the tendency
has been to diminish the volume of cur
rency to correspond with the volume of
gold available to redeem it.
Second, throughout these same coun-
1 v o iiii o lino kjviriA ii uicai mi l vtvc
ance of relative quantities, all the time
against the producer.
Third, this disturbance this relative
decrease of money and increase of pro
ducts resulting in the depression of ag
ricultural interests, has taken place uni
versally in those countries wijich have
already adopted, or are making strenu
ous efforts to adopt the single gold
The two great causes named arc ex
actly alike in their effects in these coun
tries, though their systems of govern
ment, land tenure and taxation radical
ly differ from each other. In part of
them we have free trade, in part high
protection, in part tariff for revenue
In some we have an almost despotic
empire, in some constitutional mon
archy, in some a free republic. Some
of them maintain great standing ar
mies, some have no army to speaK of.
In some the land is monopolized by an
aristocracy, in some it is free to all
But in all the lands where coin is the
basis of money, and where the gold bugs
have been laying, their eggs, the pro
nd thTl tZtto
iv. c. t. u. coLumn.
Edited by Mitt Vravces B. TOwmwt, of
Fairfield, Neb., of the Nebraska Woman's
Christian Temperance Union. . , , .: f
The editor of Th Aixiahck places the re
sponsibility of this column In the care of the
Owing to the W. C. T. U. Convention
at Norfolk occupying the attention of
our editor, this department is not filled
this week. We do not expect further
omissions to occur.
There IsJIo Death.
There is no death! The stars go down
To rise upon some; fairer shore;
And bright in heaven's jeweled crown
They shine forevermore.
There is no death! The dust we tread
Shall change beneath the summer showers
To golden grain or mellow fruit
Or rainbow-tinted flowers.
The granite rocks disorganize
To feed the hungry moss they boar;
The forest leaves drink daily life
From out the viewless air. .
There is no death' The leaves may fall,
. The flowers fade and pass away
They only wait through wintry hours
The coming-of the May.
There is no death ! An angel form
Walks o'er the earth with silent tread;
He bears our best beloved things away.
And then we cam-them "dead."
He leaves our hearts all desolate;
He plucks our fairest, sweetest flowers
Transplanted into bliss they now
Adorn immortal bowers. "
The birdlike voice, whose joyous tones
Made glad this scene of sin and strife.
Sings now her everlasting song
Amid the Tree of Life.
And when He sees a smile too bright
Or heart too pure for taint of vice;
He bears it to that world of light,
To dwell in Paradise. t
Born into that undying life.
They leave us but to come again;
With joy we welcome them tbe same,
Except in sin and pain.
And ever near us, though unseen,
The dear, immortal spirits tread ;
For all the boundless universe
Is Life there are no Dead !
THE DEEP HARBOR CONVENTION.
The inter-state deep harbor conven
tion was held at Topeka, Kansas, last
week. This is a subject of much greater
interest to - the people of the west than
is generally thought. We append some
striking statistics on the general sub
ject, dividing the country by the Miss
issippi river into east and west.
The total area west of the river is
1,840,595 square miles. East of the riv
er the area is 1,187, 859 square miles.
The total appropriations for public
buildings, rivers and harbors, roads,
canals, light-houses, forts, arsenals and
armories from 1789 to 1886, was $426,
794, 810. Of this there was expended in
the east $392,357,775.
In 1888 we produced 1,987,790,000
bushels of corn, of which the west pro
duced 978,550,000 bushels.
The total tonnage of the surplus corn
product of the west amounts to 16,065,
000 tons. !
Of the 415,869,000 bu. of wheat for
1888 the states west of the river pro
duced 208,762,000 bu. The west's sur
plus of breadstuffs amounts to 20,227,
The mutton, pork and beef supply
comes mainly from the west. Cotton,
sugar cane and tobacco are also princi
pally from those states.
Jan. 1st, 1889, those states had nearly
two-thirds of the cattle of the U. S., ex
clusive of milch cows.
The total surplus of beef of the west
is 3,207,375 tons.and the surplus of sheep
is 500,000 tons. '
The total surplus of meats of the west
for 1888 was 24,935,235 tons. In addi
tion to that is the cotton, wooletc, not
In considering the cost of export the
difference in distance in favor of the
gulf over New York from twenty states
ana territories, is 13,035 miles, averag
ing 651 miles from each.
Averaging the cost of rail carriage at
jc. per ton per mile, the saving in trans
portation in favor of the gulf is $4.88
This would make a savins for the
farmers west of the river on the crop of
1888, on transportation alone, of $121,
683,946.80. It is estimated that $10,000,000 would
make a deep-water harbor on the gulf.
Figures for the import trade and for
manufacturers make also a respectable
John M. Thtjbston staid away from
the league meeting long enough to
send an address for Brad Slaughter to
read. In it he speaks of "this great
west, whose existence and develop
ment are largely due to the republican
party." Well, well! Didn't the re
publican party make the flood, or Bran
dreth's pills, or Barnum's woolly
horse? We've always had a crude
sort of a notion that the republican
party owed its existence mostly to the
He also says: "The organization of
the active members of the party in
every state into republican clubs is the
beginning of a new political era in
which the power of management no
longer rests with a few self-styled
leaders; but remains with the rank and
file of the party."
It did rest with the leaders before
the clubs, did it, John?
It is strange how opinions differ. To
a man i.p a tree the formation of polit
ical clubs under the leadership of such
men as Brad Slaughter and John M. T.
has the suspicious twang of a political
trust, where power will not remain
with the rank and file.
The following is just funny, when
you associate it with Brad Slaughter,
who read it:
"It is certain to put an end to many
of those political practices which have
made the term politician obnoxious by
distributing a just measure of respon
sibility among all those individuals
who rally to the support of republican
It will no doubt just suit Brad and
John to distribute "responsibility" and
keep the plunder; but how will it suit
the rank and file? It isn't that sort of
thing that has made Clarkson famous.
He assumed the responsibility and dis
tributed the postoffices. 4 .; :
further on he says: ' Neyer again
will that party which exists as a men
ace of individual prosperity and liberty
be permitted to administer the affairs
"'That party " must mean the demo
cratic. Well, John M., we don't ad
mire it any more than you do. But
"prosperity?" That's what we're all
waiting for. Hurry up the wagon.
Allianee Ticket In Custer County.
The County Alliance of Custer coun
ty has placed a full ticket in the field
for the county offices to be filled this
fall. While we think the same result
might have been accomplished, with
out any constitutional questions aris
ing, by calling a people's convention
instead of the Alliance directly mak
ing the nominations, we sincerely hope
the Alliance ticket will be elected.
Partisan politics is one of the worst
perils the Alliance has to encounter, as
the experience of the past few weeks
in Custer county proves.
We hope every Alliance man in Cus
ter county will now, in behalf of . the
future unity of the Alliance, throw
aside party feeling and all bitterness
that may have been engendered, and
make it his business to see that the Al
liance ticket is triumphantly elected.
It will no doubt require some magnani
mity, on the part of some to do this;
but the exercise of such qualities is al
ways ennobling. We have no doubt
the Alliance ticket represents the
farmers of Custer county better than
any other; and if this is true it alone is
sufficient reason why it should be
elected. -" ' "
EVICTIONS IN MINNESOTA.
The settlers who went upon what is
known as the Northern Pacific second
indemnity belt, under the . order open
ing it to settlement, are being ruthless
ly evicted. The settlers acted in good
faith and complied with all the repuire
ments of the law, and made improve
ments. They built snug houses, cleared
lands and planted crops. Xast fall the
people lost sight of the land question
and allowed themselves to be divided
up between the protection and free
trade theories. The result was that
the attorney general had no hesitancy
in deciding that the railroad owned the
land, and now the settlers are evicted
and driven away.
A correspondent of the Chicago Tri
bune, describing the scene, says:
"So roughly were these evictions
forced that many neatly built homes
even to-day contain household furni
ture", children's garments and rude
toys, hastily abandoned. . Over a long
stretch of miles can be found these si
lent tokens of over 100 deserted, half
stripped cabin homes."
The circumstances under which these
lands were taken under the homestead
law considered, these evictions consti
tute a great national crime, and will
make the names of the officials and legis
lators who made them possible, infa
mous for all coming time. . These venal
mis-representatives of the people have
deliberately permitted the railroads ,to
absorb an empire.
In the days of its purity it was the
declared doctrine of the republican par
ty that "our public lands should be
held as a- sacred legacy, to be given in
small quantities, without cost, to actu
al settlers only." With these pledges
this party came into power in 3860.
How it has kept its faith with the peo
ple, 200.000,000 acres of land given to
railroads, and millions of acres more
in the hands of alien capitalists, must
And to cap the climax of this perfi
dy they established a financial policy
wmcu Dy maKing money scarce com
penea farmers to saddle their homes
with interest-bearing mortcracres. which
must eventually transfer the cultivated
lands to the money-lending classes. Mil
lions or iarmers todav. ostensibly own
ing their farms, are but tenants at will,
under the money-lending syndicates.
But we are not so unfair as to charge
an inese wrongs to the republican par
ty. The contraction policy adopted im
mediately after the war received the al
most unanimous endorsement of the
democrats in congress; and Mr. Cleve
land's administration rigidly adhered
to the same suicidal policy. The lesson
taught by past experience is that we
cannot trust office-seeking politicians
of any party. The people must educate
themselves to understand what they
want and then enforce that demand.
When the masses are thus educated and
united, the politicians of all parties
will become their humble servants,
ready to do their bidding. Industrial
Official Notice to Alliances.
All Subordinate or Countv Allianees
wanting coal the coming season from
the state agency should send in the
number of cars wanted, the grade of
coal used, arid be sure to state what
railroad they are tributary to. This
matter must be attended to at once
and reports sent in promptly to the
secretary of the State Alliance.
Orders for coal must be sent in dur
ing September to insure the price and
certainty or having orders nued. v an
.uyke, w yoming, coal, $1.75 per ton.
Nut or egg coal $1. Freight on any
lines of U. P. in Nebraska S4.25 ner
ton; on B. & M. $4.65 per ton. Cham
berlain plows, good as made, shipped
from Omaha, 14 and 16 inch, $14. Bv
one-half car lots, $12.25. Champion
self -dump steel wheel horse rake $21.00
uentervilie, lowa, coal, at the mine,
$1.25 per ton. Can be shipped direct
to all points on the Rock Island R. R.
at regular tariff rates. Points on U.
P. add $1.60 to Omaha' rates; by St.
Joe $1 to regular rate. Tnis is one of
the best Iowa mines.
State Agent's Notice. .
It is very desirable and will save
some expense, and be better in every
way, if the Alliances will bulk their
orders so one shipment will do for
many parties. It is found that little
or nothing can be saved on groceries
at retail. If orders are in unbroken
packages can be had at jobbers' rates.
Price lists are of little account only in
a general way. The price on sugar
changed three cents in one week not
long since. Many other things the
same. Allen Root,
THE FABUEBS' Offl PAPER.
agnificent Premium Offer!
In order to compensate our friends for their aid in extending the circulation of The
Alliance we make the following UNPKECEDENTKDLY LIBERAL OFFERS of Premium:
History of the Johnstown Flood.
Illustrated. 450 pages. Cloth binding, elegant print. RETAIL PRICE tl,50. We will send
The Alliance one Year and this book, post-paid, for 91,76. Or, we will send the book tor
Seven new names for one year at one dollar. ,
DIagner's Farmers' Encyclopedia-
Profusely Illustrated. Beautifully bound in muslin and gilt. 639 pages. This Is awn.
Known Standard work. It embraces a full compendium of veterinary knowledge In all
branches of farm husbandry, and a vast amount of information which should be in every
farmers' family. RETAIL PRICE $2,75. We will send this book, post-paid, and The Alliance
One Year for $2,60. Or, we will send the book for twelve new names at one dollar.
Stanley's Wonderful Adventures in Africa.
Prof usely Illustrated. Beautiful muslin and gilt binding. 687 pages. This Is a book of
absorbing interest, and no one will regret its purchase even at much more than our price.
RETAIL PRICE $2,75. We will send this book, post-paid, and The Alliance one year for $2,75.
Or, we will send the book for twelve new names at one dollar.
We are enabled to make these unparalleled offers because of wholesale contracts made
with jobbers. Address,
Alliance Publishing Co. . Lincoln, Neb.
AUBOBA, KANE CO., 111.,
IMPORTER AND BREEDER OP "
Cleveland and Shire Hor s e s .
300 YOUNG AND VIGOROUS STALLIONS AND MARES,
: OP CHOICEST BREEDING NOW ON HAND.
LARGE IMPORTATION RECENTLY ARRIVED.
. I will make special prices and liberal terms to parties buying before winter. .
200 High-Bred Holstein-Friesian Cattle.
When answering Advertisements mention The Alliance. (Cm
The way to do this is to ship yourButter, Eggs, Poultry, Veal. Hay, Grain, Wool. Hides,
fteans. Broom Corn, Green and Dried Fruits, Vegetables, or anything you have, tons. The
ract that you may have been selling these urticles at home for years is no reason that you
hould continue to do so if vou can find a better it"rkct. We make a specialty of receiving
shipments direct from FARMERS AND PRODUCERS, and probably have the larpest trade in
Ms way of any house in this market. Whilst you are looking: around for the cheapest mar
ket in which to buy your Roods and thus economizirg' in that; way, it will certainly pay you
to arive some attention to the best and most profitable wc of disposing of your produce. We
invite correspondence from INDIVIDUALS, ALLIANCES, CLUBS, and alt organizations
who desire to ship their produce to this market. If requested, we will send you free of
2harg-e our daily market repoi-t, shipping' directions and such information as will be of ser
vice to you if you contemplate shipping-. Let us hear from you.
SUMMERS, MORRISON & CO.,
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 1 74 S. WATER, ST., CHICAGO.
REFERENCE: Metropolitan Nation Bank, Chicago. Mention The Alliauc
NOTICE to mm
For Sale or Rent,
A Roller Flouring mill with water
power, one mile from Lincoln.
, ' A. T. SAWYER.
Stock shipped to Allen Root, care of
Bell, Collins & McCoy, Omaha, by
members of the Alliance, will realize
from $4 to $5 more per car for their
stock. Give the agent notice when
shipped. Mr. Root is state agent for
the Alliance, w. It. .Bennett & Co.
will sell groceries, etc., to the Alii
ances as joDDer s rates, sena all or
ders to Allen Root. Shipments of
vegetables, fruits or poultry, should be
billed to Mr. Hoot, care of Bowman,
w imams & Howe's, umalia.
Frlce List of Oils to Alliances.
150 test, medium white coal oil, UVt cents.
150 " prime " " 10V4 '
175 " Y.L. " " 13 "
74 stve gasoline " 11
These oils in barrel lots. The best
harness oil in either one or five gallon
cans, 70 cents per gallon. Pure Neat's
foot oil in one to five gallon cans, 60
cents per gallon. In barrel lots, 50
cents per gallon. Axle grease, thirty
six boxes in case, $1.85.
Allen Root, State Agent.
Never allow dirt to accumulate on
the horse collars. Wash it off with Q
lather of Castile soap, and when the
leather is partly dry rub in vaseline
enough to keep the collar soft and
The first point in making cheap
pork is to get the hog to market in
the shortest possible time. The same
food makes more pork in early fall
than in midwinter, for less of the food
is used to produce animal heat.
Soak newspapers and knead them
into a pulp. Dip the pulp into a
strong solution of oxalic acid, and
stuff the rat holes with this. They
will not did long in that without get
ting sore toes and noses, and will
leave in disgust.
"More sheep and lambs are killed
in New York than in any other city
in the world, over 2,000,000 head
being slaughtered annually, and,
with the increasing demand tor mut
ton and lamb, the chances are that
she will continue to hold first place
for some time to come."
. - -
', Old wells in the fields should never
be boarded over, but filled up. They
often cause injury to the stock when
boarded, as the boards rot and un
expectedly fall in. A large number
of animals are annually lost by old
wells or sinks in the fields,
Deep Milking Strains at Low Prices.
PRICES FOR YOUR
W. D. NICHOLS
GENERAL DEALER IN
Have some Fine Bargains In Improved
Lots For Sale in Every Addition in the Clty.
OFFICE, 505 COURT ST. TELE. 83. lUtf.
Great Western Feed Steamer
AND TANK HEATER .
Cooks one to three barrels feed at one flllinr.
Fire box surrounded with water on top and
sides. Any kind of fuel. Easily managed and
cleaned as a box stove. Hend for Circulars.
Ajrents wanted. BOVEE If. M. CO..
3ml6 Tama. Iowa.
J. C. McBRIDE.
II. S. BELL.
M c B R I D E & BELL
Loan and InsnrcLxioo
Office, 107 S. 11th St.,
lincoln, - - nebraska.
Agents for M. K. & Trust Co. Houses Built
on ten years time. Debt cancelled in case of
Death. Anything to trade let us know of It.
J. M. ROBINSON,
Kenesaw, Adams . County, Nkiju.
Breeder and Shipper ef Recorded Poland
China Hogs. Choice Breeding Stock for
sale. Write for wants. Mention The Alliance
Ad Imported Shire Stallion lor
Six years old, perfect temper, first class
pedigree registered in tbe English Shire Herd
Book. Can show as good colts as in the State.
Owner baring to leave the farm, will sell or
exchange for desirable property. Carriage
and new harness wanted.
Inquire at The Alliance office.
H. C. STOLL,
The Most Improved Urecds of
Poland China, Chester White, Small Yorkshire
and Essex Hogs. Satisfaction guaranteed In
all cases. P. O. Address. BEATRICE. Neb
Tfc J. THORP & Co..
Rubber Stamps, Seals,
Stencils, Badges and
or Kvci v Description.
'Aii 8. ilth St.,
FOR INSURANCE. see or address Swigart
& Bush. Mead, Neb., Special Agents Far
mers Union (Mutual) Ins. Co., Grand Island-
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