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THE FAKMJ4RS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, MAR. 8, 1890.
NATIONAL FARMER?' ALLIANCE.
President. H. L. Loucks, Dakota.
Vice-President. John H. Powers. Nebraska.
Secretary, Auguat Post, Moulton. Iowa.
Treasurer. J. J. Furlonar. Minnesota.
Lecturer, N. B. Ashby, Dei Moine3, Iowa.
NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE.
President, John H. Powers, Cornell.
Vice President, Valentine Horn. Aurora.
Secretary-Treasurer, J. M. Thompson, Lincoln.
Lecturer, W. F. Wright, Johnson county.
Asst. lecturer, Logan Mc Reynolds, Fairfield.
Chaplain, Kev. J. S. Edwards, Wahoo.
oor keeper, D. W. Barr. Clay county.
Asst. door keeper, James Underhill, Syracuse.
Seargeant-at-arms, J. Billingsly, Shelton.
J, Burrows, chairman; B. F. Allen, Wabash;
J. W. Williams, Filley; Albert Dickerson,
Litchfield; Frank H. Young; Custer.
Post Office at Lincoln, Neb., 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 is accordingly
made upon the books of this office. Valid
while the character of the publication re
mains unchanged. Albekt Watkins,
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
A Good Sound gough Talk.
Hello! you old horny handed numb
skulls, how are you getting along, and
what are you doing these line days?
Burning up your corn? or arc yon giv
ing it to the railroads to get rid oi it?
Both, I suppose. Well, I am doing the
same thing, so I haven't got the best pf
you. You may not think I address you
in a very respectful manner; but that is
the way you are spoken of generally by
people that write for the papers. I
have just been reading a piece in The
Alliance taken from the Chicago Tri
bune, and written by Joseph Med ill,
and it made me think of all the names I
have seen in print tor the farmers, and
so I start out that way. How do you
like it? To be called "geese like" and
"a simple minded, bucolic class," and
compares us to "Jss;eher's Ass," and
says wo aro "Verdant, mi posed upon ag
riculturalists," and winds up by calling
js "Fool Farmers." How do you like
it? and if you don't like it what reason
have you got to "kick" about it? You
can't pick up a paper and read anything
in it about the farmers but what they
are always alluded to as the "Rural
Class" as if we were an inferior being.
But generally it is "Old Hayseed" or
some of the above appropriate epithets.
But we deserve all these and more. We
are a set of fools, and are dealing with
a set of men that know it. How do you
like the great (?) reduction in freight
rates, don't it just make you get up and
crack your heels together to think what
a big' lot of money it is going to make
you? If it works all over the state as it
has at our little town ot isromiieul you
The Cairo Business Association.
Cairo, Neb., Feb. 24, 1890.
Editok Farmers' Alliance: I have
been asked to write to you and let you
know what the Alliance is doing iu this
part of Hall county. The farmers are
beginning to wake up and see where
they have been drifting in their Kip
Van Winkle sleep. The state meeting
at Grand Island opened not only the
eyes of the farmers, but also of the busi
ness men, and although they did not
know that the hayseeds were iu the
city until their last session, yet they
were very anxious to find out what this
all meant. They are still asking what
we intend to do. All I can say is that
we are going to attend to our own busi
ness. On the 30th of January we
called a mass meeting at Cairo for the
purpose of showing to the unconverted
what the Alliance was trying to do, and
we had Vice-President Horn to address
us. He spoke for about three hours,
and told us more about the Alliance
than the beet of us knew. After the
speaker was through we went into se
cret session, and there were about 100
Alliance men present. We talked up
the matter of forming a joint stock
company and Mr. Horn explained the
principles of the association at Phillips.
We determined to form a stock com
pany and adjourned to meet in one
week. We then formed a company,
and have just put in a pair of scales,
and intend to commence shipping as
soon as we can get cars. There are
about twenty or thirty car loads of
grain to be moved within the next ten
days, if it is possible for us to get the
cars to handle it. .
They have also formed a joint stock
company in Wood River, which was
the outcome of Mr. Horn's speech at
this place. So you see we are still on
the move here, and I think it will be
but a very short time until every farmer
who thinks for himself will be a mem
ber of some Alliance. Wishing you
and all those who are engaged in this
work success, I remain
Yours in hope,
M. S. Drennen.
For Paxi on & Gallagher.
Clakks, Kes., Feb. 13, 1890.
Editok Alliance: By instruction of
the Pleasant Hill Alliance No. 030, of
Merrick county, Neb., I forward you
the following resolution:
Resolved. That we, the members of
Pleasant Hill Alliance, do adopt the res
olutions of the Ithaca Alliance in regard
to Paxton & Gallagher, and request The
Alliance to publish the same and send
copy to Paxton & Gallagher.
L. M. Balcom, Sec.
Farmers' Institute at Central City.
There will" be a h armers' Institute,
composed of members of the Alliance
from the counties of Merrick, Nance,
Hamilton and Polk, held at Central City
March 14th and loth. All members of
the Alliance and farmers are invited to
attend. M. M. Halleck,
Sec. All. 1000.
Meeting of Gosper County Alliance.
The Gosper County Farmers' Alliance
will hold its regular quarterly meeting
March 22d, at 1 o'clock p. m. sharp, in
Elwood. It is hoped that a full delega
tion will attend from each subordinate
Alliance, as important business will be
presented. W. II, Stone, Sec.
will get no richer fast.
up irom 14 to Lo cents, ana men mere
was a scarcity(V) of cars as usual, and
then the price jumped down from 15 to
13 and then all the cars that came went
to the elevators, and the Alliance ship
per is left out in the cold when he could
pay 15 cents or better. It is easy to un
derstand when you know some of the
inside of the business. The railroad
companies own the elevators, and the
more grain goes to them the better for
I hem and we are fools enough to let it
be. so. Now don't get mad. at what I
say, for T belong the "Fool"" class, and
we must not mind what "Fools" say.
But when you next come to the polls
see if vou will have sense enough to show
the world that you are not as big"Fools"
as one would suppose. When it conies
your Lodge night dunt sit down and say
"Oh, I guess I wont go to-night" but get
a move on and go, and when you get
there don't set there and say nothing,
but tell what yoif think and what you
know, and if it is "Fool" talk remember
you are among that kind of a crowd.
And talk this thing all over, and find
out what you are going to do next fall
at election; and don't you let any slick
talker get any other idea into your head.
Don't you let them work any Republi
can or Democratic or Prohibition racket
on you, but work a farmer racket on
every kind of a party next fall, and show
them that we know a thing or two yet.
Then we will see if we will have a Gov
ernor and a Board of Transportation
that will beg and crawl around a set of
railroad bosses or not. That one act
of theirs was enough to make a man hate
his mother. Go out behind the barn or
some such place and take off your old
hat and look up at the blue sky under
which Ave live and are supposed to be
free, and swear by the God that made
all men equal that we will have our
rights or die in the last ditch (and we
are in it now) and then stick to it.
An Encouraging Letter From Phelps Co.
Funk, Neb., March 3, 1890.
Editor Farmers' Alliance: At.the
time of the State Alliance meeting. Jan.
7th, 1890, there was but three Alliance
organizations in this (Phelps) county,
and they but partially organized, with
a total membership of but fifty, without
the secret work, and without county
organization. To-day there is no less
than ten subordinate Alliances with a
membership of about 300. A County
Alliance has been organized in the
meantime Avith II. L. Randel as presi
dent and John Anderson as secretary,
and an executive committee and other
officers of a County Alliance.
A County Alliance meeting was held
last Saturday in school district No. 23
at which much enthusiasm was mani
fest. We hold another special county
meeting next Saturday to perfect ar
rangements for the purchasing of farm
implements of first hands. The farm
ers of Phelps county are mostly Swedes,
devout and industrious. We think we
know our duty to God and each other,
and with astonishing unity we are or
ganizing for duty. We know no na
tionality, no party, no nothing, but
peace and love for each other.
Our purpose is ,not to kill any or
drive them from a legitimate money
making business by which they may be
! making a living asd a fair profit; but
to stop it possible extravagance in ot-
ficials, reduce taxes and tariffs; in
short, to equalize the burdens and
blessings of this great republic.
jfixhorbitant Stock Yard Charges at Omaha.
Referring to the recent -complaints
lodged with the state board of transpor
tation against the existing rates on live
stock in this state, an official said to-day,
The railroad charges are doubtless
high, but let me cz your attention to
the cost which the producer has to pay
after his cattle are landed in South
Omaha. A car of cattle can be shipped
from points sixty miles distant from
South Omaha for $20. Out of this
the railroad company has to pay
the stock yards company SI. 50
per car for svvithing, etc., which
leaves the railroad company just
$18.50 per car. Now the producer pays
a commission of $10 per car for selling
cattle, and the stock yards company
charges him $5 for yardage, $1 for 60
pounds of hay and $1 for two bushels of
corn. This makes a total of $17. Just
think of it. The charges at South Oma
ha are within $1.50 as" high as the rate
charged by the railroad for hauling a
car of stock sixty miles. Between the
high rates, the big commissions and ex-
cessive stock yard cnarges, tne poor
producer recieves very little for his
t 1 -I
VY. C.T. U. COLUMN.
Upton, of Lmcofn,
Edited by Mrs. S. C O,
Neb., of the Nebraska
The editor of The Alliance places the re
sponsibility of this column in the care of the
Marion Tooi and Go'.dwin Smith..
Mrs. Marion Todd continues her re-
view ot rroi. uoittwin &mitn in an
article in the Express of last week. She
wields a trenchant pen, and minces the
professor in good style. v e make a
Daniel Defoe, 200 years ago, said per
taining to the elevation of women:
"1 have otten thought ot it as one- ot
the most barbarous costoms in the
world, considering us as a civilized and
Christian country, that we deny the ad
vantage of learning to women.
And herein it is that I take it upon me
to make such a bold assertion, that all
the world are mistaken in their practice
We have received from some unknown
source a paper purporting to be a sup
plement to the "Farm Herald," having
twelve finely printed pages devoted to
biblical reasons why prohibition is
wrong. The author is given as Rev. J.
R. Sikes. We are unacquainted with
the paper or the' Rev. (?) gentleman
whose article it contains, nor can we
think for a moment of reviewing an
article which, with all its scriptural
quotations and pretense to learning and
elaborate research contains imputations
against the wisdom and holiness of the
Savior of men that may well bring .a
shudder to any reader.
There are sound bible arguments that
are written by Greek and Hebrew scho
lars who are reverent believers in God's
word and workers lor the uplifting of
humanity, that fully answer the spacious
reasoning of this Rev. Sikes; but it is not
necessary to know Hebrew nor to prove
what wines, if any, were bought, sold or
manufactured in by-gone ages to show
men to-day their duty under existing
Paul gave us a motto that covers the
ground and delivers us from the neces
sity of even examining this long argu
ment. It is this; "I will neither eat
flesh, nor drink wine nor anything
whereby my brother stumbleth or is
In our land men are made weak and
caused to stumble and fall by the pres
ence of the open saloon and by the
temptations of the social glass of wine.
This truth is attested by the evidence of
tens of thousands of rescued men, and
the despairing warning of many more
whom druukeness has sent forth unpre
pared to the great unknown. If the
spirit of the Lord Jesus is in u-j, that
spirit that freely gave up life itself tor
men, will we hesitate to give even a lib
erty we claim, for the good of men?
Men who go to the bible to prove the
correctness of their position should have
regard to the whole spirit and tenor of
its teachings. It commands to'.'Be holy"
yet the use of intoxicants leads to all im
Jesus said"A kingdom divided against
itself cannot stand" and to tolerate the
thought that He who commanded "Love
thy neighbor as thyself" would uphold
the use and sale of intoxicants is to show
a kingdom fatally divided against itself.
Doubtless these anti-prohibition pa
pers are being sent to our farmer homes
in great quantities. It is the efforts of
the liquor traffickers to bolster up their
Sherman County Alliance.
Will hold its next quarterly meeting
at Loup City, March, 22d, 1890, at 10
o'clock a. m. A full representation
from all subordinate Alliance 13 re
quested. J. W. Zixk,
Six Reasons Why Land or Real Estate
Should be the Bais of our Circu
1 . Becanse the security is the foun
dation of every industry, and the basis
of all wealth) which makes it the very
best, being everywhere so considered.
2. Because the money would be
placed in circulation in ail parts of the
country, in sufficient quantity to ex
change its products, and at rates of in
terest sufficient to pay actual cost to
3. It would stop all speculation in
money on Wall street and elsewhere
whereby our currency is contracted or
expanded at will by these money kings,
thus creating a panic and causing dis
4. It will prevent the accumulation
of the wealth in the hands of the few,
which is the sure result of high rates of
5. Because it will wrong no one, but
will cause the money lender who lives
on high rates of interest and produces
nothing, to do business or spend his
6. It would raise the price of land
and all products throughout our coun
try, and thus give employment to all
working men and women and enable
all to pay their debts and make us a
free and happy people.
W. E. R. Hoping.
Encouraging Letter From Richardson Co
Humbolt, Neb., Feb. 25, 1890.
Ed. Alliance: I have just returned
from the city of Lincoln as a delegate
to tne state ironi union convention
You will doubtless remember my visit
to your office. I return to you my sin
cere thanks lor vour Kinuness to me
during my delay in Lincoln.
I, too am a farmer, and desire to bear
some humble part with you in the great
work you have undertaken lor the free
dom 01 our race. 1 am well convinced
in my own mind that a brighter day is
dawning for the farmers and laboring
men of our nation. In this part of our
state they are rising in their might to
throw off the chanis which bind them.
The fact becomes more and more appar
ent to all candid minds that the tillers
of our soil, the keepers of our herds and
the tenders of our flocks, are not to be
despised. Their rights cannot be tram
pled upon with impunity.
With this short introductory letter to
the columns of .the Fakmeks' Alliance,
and as a new subscriber to the same, I
desire to join the ranks of your valiant
army, riease enroll my name as a
friend of vour cause and a soldier in
this great struggle for humanity.
lours tor the success ot the Alliance,
V E. S. EVEKLY.
would have men take women for companions
and educate them to be fit for it.
Compare this sentiment with that of
the early bishops of the church who de
cided when printing came into vogue
that women should not be taught the
art of reading as it would interfere with
their remaining good and docile house
wives. The latter sentiment is in full
keeping with Professor Smith's and
others, that the ballot would interfere
with domestic relations and set men and
their wives to fighting.
But women have learned to read, and
behold they are better housewives, and
when thev are clothed with the ballot,
it will continue to add unto the order
and sanctity of the household.
If we would educate men and women,
we must educate them in the line of
1 he ballot is an expressed opinion
The expression of opinion iseducational
It begets thought. When the negro was
enlranchisf d.we were told emancipation
and the ballot would help his ignorance.
This argument is as applicable to-day
as ever, but our government is not wil
ling to demonstrate it
reign exists which mi-
Salaries and Taxation.
Elton, Neb., Feb. 3, 1890.
Ed. Alliance: Are the salaries of
county officers based upon the assessed
valuation as well as upon the population
of the different counties? If so it seems
to me that we might save in taxes and
expenses by having the assessors try to
get the farmers' property assessed at
what it is really worth, rather than
as has been done heretofore; having it
assessed at what it ought to be worth.
Ihis is census year, and a good time
to look into such things.
County officer's salaries are not affect
cd by valuation but are by population.
Do you desire the farmers' taxes in
creased? They are to high now. The
farmer is paying taxes upon land that
is heavily mortgaged, and paying a fear
f ul rate of interest upon what he does
Meeting of Furnas Co. Alliance.
The regular quarterly meeting of
Furnas County Farmers' Alliance was
held in Hendley, on Saturday, the 1st
day of March, with delegates from four
teen sub Alliances present. Ihere was
a very enthusiastic feeling among all
the members to advance the cause of
the Alliance. There were important res
olutions passed, and considerable time
was devoted to discussions on local
questions, with the best of feeling. Our
organizations are being severely felt by
the home combinations, which will re
sult in benefit to all members and labor
ing men in our county. Alliance
adjourned to meet m Beaver City, on the
1st Saturday in June, at 10 o clock a. m.
C. B. Baciieldek,
The above meeting adopted resolu
tions appointing members to circulate
petitions for the free coinage of silver
and against the extension of the U. P.
loan ; endorsing the action of the State
Alliance in regard to Paxton & Galla
gher, condemning the sale of options,
and asking that it be made a penal of
fense. We may publish all or part in
our next issue.
To Track Buyers.
The Alliance Elevator Company, Chicago,
will pay 83 per cent of the market value on
receipt of bill of lading on corn,oat3 and wheat.
H. L. Loccks,.
English Shire; Seven years ; kind temper;
sure getter. Recorded in English Shire Herd
Cook. Can show a splendid lot of colts.
Will be sold cheap on good time. Address
ALLIANCE OFFICE, Lincoln.
-DEALER IN -
Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots, Shoes, Hats,
921 0 STEEET,
Opposite Post Office.
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SILVER FRUIT FARM AND
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I keep on band a full supply of all kl nda of Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.
experience In growing Fruits In Nebraska enables me to mako selections adapted to Ne
braska cliraatp and soils. Dispensing with agents entirely I deal directly with the people,
thereby saving my patrons all agents' commission. Send for Price Lists for Spring of IttKU
Correspondence solicited. 35t$ W. F. WRIGHT.
BEST BUTTER CATTLE.
FOR SALE, JERSEY CATTLE
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J. C. C. Hulls at a bargain. A good working herd. First check gets them. Correspundencw
robrorj 15.1800. q B BACHELDER, Cambridge, Neb.
Don't heed the bold and venal false
hoods they publish. If you recieve cir
culars telling you that your taxes will
be increased by prohibition inquire into
it and hear the other side. If they say
'prohibition don't prohibit," do the
same. These lies are manufactured,
printed and circulated by the liquor men
to prevent the passage of the prohibitory
With bold blasphemy thev tell us the
Savior himself drank intoxicants and
placed them before others. We have
not so learned of Hun, but it is not
strange that they who make it their
business to destroy men should seek to
rob us of a wise, pure and loving Christ
iu whom dwelt no inequity.
Happily, the gates of hell shall not
prevail against us, and having sure word
of promise we shall not tremble but re
joice in Him who giveth victory.
APPLE, PEAR. CHERRY, PLUM, GRAPE
VINES, AND ALL SMALL FRUITS.
As I am a member of the Farmers' Alliance
I will make a discount of 20 per cent from list
prices on all orders sent through Secretary
or Business Agent. Address
Send for lull Descriptive
Catalogue for 1800.
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Meeting of Saunders Co. Alliance.
From Hall County.
Undekwood, Neb., Feb. 25, 1890.
Dear Bro's of The Alliance: We
are at work in this county. lourteen
Alliances in fighting trim. Our county
meeting will be held at Wood Hirer the
8th of March. We expect to have a
rousing time. I see at a meeting held
at Cozad they passed resolutions not to
support any candidate for public office
who would not pledge himself to work
for the interests ot the farmers. Let us
elect our public omcers irom among
our own members, ana not men who
haye to be bound by ironclad pledges
and. oaths. Brother farmers, if we
cannot fully trust one another I am
afraid our case is hopeless. Let us de
vote all the time that we possibly can
to work for the interest of the Alliance
Better three-fourths of a crop and know
So long as a
poses such a poverty upon women as
forces them tp sell themselves by the
day. month or a lifeiime to some man
for support; so long as poverty distills
hypocrisy in the pulpit; so long
as theshibboleth for the election
of our president and congress of
this great nation is money, money; so
long as theoi'phan's cry and the widow's
wail are smothered in the unholy scram
ble for place and power, and the com
mon herd of men are driven like cattle
in their necessity; so long may we look
in vain for that beautiful relation of
companionship except in rare instances.
To beget this boon requires intellect
ual, moral aud social intercourse one
with the other.
None other but the atmosphere of
freedom can blossom this choice flower.
Association of this character will lead
to equality and the ballot-box, and
proove the most elevating school of edu
Man requires such relationship though
he know it not.
The lack of it to day is the secret to
our unhappy homes, blighted hopes and
domestic hells. Give a man a compan
ion and he can rest his soul in peace, but
without it there is an unceasing restless
ness, lie thirsts for that which he can
not name, if he never tasted of its bles
sed waters and wanders out in false di
rections. There is but one road leading
to this beauteous spring, and that the
r oad ot Jus tice. It is needless to search
for it by seizing hold upon government
and controlling because of "muscle. "This
course smothers the better part, not
only of the oppressed but the oppressor,
and is the kind of soil from which weeds
and thistles spring. We need but to
open our eyes and they lie scattered all
round, and at every step a thorn pierces
As to the ballot being "an expressed
opinion, "Mrs. Todd means to say that it
would be an expressed opinion when
voted by an intelligent woman. We re
gret to say that as voted by many men,
it is simply a certificate of a man's bon
dage deposited by himself.
Saunders Co. Alliance will convene at that we are getting our just dues than a
uperanouse in VVanoo, baturday.March bountiful harvest and prices as they
15th., at 10 a. m. Hon. K. H. Trevel- are. Let our watch word be the one
ick will give lectures at 3 and 7 p.m. left by Capt. James Lawrence, "Don't
s. II. moss, W. U. Rand, give up the ship." Yours truly,
president becretary. Chas. Underwood,
Washington's birthday Avas duly ob
served in history and prophecy through
out the country. There was no more
notable gathering than that in the great
Auditorium of Chicago. The orator of
the occassion was the Rev. Dr. Tiffany,
of Minneapolis. Speaking of the growth
and perils of our country, he touched
the saloon, not lightly, as follows:
The enormous expenditures for intox
icants prove how wide-spreading is the
danger. I put away as altogether un
reliable the astounding figures of alarm
ists, and remember only the fact that
from all sources, from the producer
and consumer and observer alike there
is a general consencus that nine hundred
millions of dollars are annually spent in
this country in a business that requires
no genius, developes no industry, and
which is, at its bestinterpretation;purely
indulgence. Nine hundred millions of
dollars a greater amount than Europe
annualy spends for the maintenance of
armies and fleets is spent in the liquor
traffic in America. And this traffic, Ave
are told, results in a larger percentage
of gain to the individuals engaged in it
than any other business or occupation
known among us, and therefore has
more money to be ireely used in perpet-
iting its own existence. Consequently
it is the more to be feared. It consti
tutes a national peril. It will not do to
say it cannot be abolished, for it might
be if we would. It will not do to say
that prohibition does not prohibit, for
it does, when men will let it. Ther.e
.-fhave never been so many violations of
existing laws as there were votes against
the enactment of those laws. I speak
not of its moral issues. I say nothing
of its physical harmfulness as against
health; its social influence as against the
peace of home; its moral influence as
against religion and God; but,, apart
from this degradation it results in crime,
disease and death, and is a corrupter or
the public conscience and is a foe to
free institutions; it is a peril to the pur
ity of elections; it is an enemy to the
industry which developed national
wealth; it is the refuge of the idler and
the dissolute. It must go. Its name in
politics is the saloon prohibit it. I'n
EXPOSITION DINING HALL.
1 121 N Street.
LINCOLN, - - NEBRASKA.
S. J. OIDEHiXj, Prop'r
Mr. Odell has newly repaired, refitted and
steam-heated his Dining Hall, and is able
to give better accommodations than any
dining1 hall in Lincoln. Visitors to the city
will find this a very convenient place to stop.
MEALS 25 CENTS.
Published Weekly by the
J. BORROWS, Chairman State Alliance Ex. Com., Editor.
J. !.!. THOMPSON, Sec'y State Alliance, Business Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAR, INVARIA
BLY IN ADVANCE. Or, live subscriptions,
in one order, one year for $4.00.
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A Weekly Publication for the Great Plain
Interesting, entertaining: and instructive,
with an aim and purpose to benefit mankind,
The Farmers' Voice furnishes to its readers
more useful knowledge for one dollar than
can be secured from any other source for
three times that sum. Why do you not in
crease the price to two dollars per year? The
answer is: We do not think two dollars for a
paper within the means of all. the people.
All intelligent people are not wealthy, but
intelligence is a glorious element with which
The Fanners' Voice seeks universal connec
Fifty-two numbers for f 1. Can you afford
to do without it?
For club rates and commissions address
37tf THE FARMERS' VOICE,
101 Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Announcement by Alliance
The State Agent is now prepared
to give jobber's prices on implements
of all kinds, wagons, buggies, road
carts, etc., for cash. We can make
time arrangements for those who must
have it, on large or small amounts;
but would strongly urge a cash basis.
Groceries in any quantity, boots and
shoes, dry goods, and Hardware
will be furnished our people at whole
sale prices. Address
J. W. Hartley, Alliance State Agt.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 20, 1893.
We are now doing considerable business
with the various Farmers' Alliances through
out the state, and are anxious to give
you all the information we can. When load
ing cars on the B. & M. R. R., remember they
insist on their cars being loaded according to
the marked capacity. Should you load any
cars to be shipped over their line it will be
important for you to load them as follows:
Load in 30,000 capacity cars anywhere be
tween 470 and 570 bushels of corn. Load in
40,000 capacity cars anywhere between 650 and
750 bushels. When we buy a car load of corn
from you we mean 500 bushels, as all eastern
and southern markets buy on that basis. So
in case you 6hould sell three cars of corn you
could fill the same by loading1 throe 30,000
pounds capacity cars with 500 bushels each, or
by loading two 40,000 pounds capacity cars
witn oo ousneis eacn. Likewise a live car
6ale would mean 2,500 bushols and culd bo
filled with five 30,000 cars, or three 40,000 cars
and one 30,000 car. Th is will apply to all other
lines of railroad in the state, although no
other lines are as strict as the B. & M. We
advise you to consult with your agent be
fore loading, and never load any car on the
B. & M." system with less than 26,000 pounds
even if the car should be marked a less ca
pacity. Always ask us for billing instruc
tions before you ship to us, as we cannot at
time we make bids always advise vou where
we will want the grain shipped to. If .there
is anything we can do to your interest please
advise us as it will bo a pleasure for us to an
swer any questions ana do vmi all the tavors
we can whether we deal with vmi or not. As
for our responsibility I refer you to any bank
in your town. They can easily ascertain
whether we are reliable or not through their
T. W. LowKEr,
REAL ESTATE LOANS
On farms In eastern Nebraska and improved
property in Lincoln for a term of years.
Lowest Current Rates.
R. E. & T. W. MOORE,
Comer 11th & O Streets. Lincoln.
The Alliance is the official organ of the Nebraska State Alliance. It is
conducted solely in the interest of the farmers and laboring men of the
State. It is absolutely fearless and untrammelcd in the discussion of all
questions. IT ACCEPTS NO CORPORATION PATRONAGE, AND ITS
EDITORS HAVE NO FREE PASSES, AND ITS OPINI'JNS ARE NOT
FOR SALE AT ANY PRICE. In the above particulars it is a new de
parture in Nebraska journalism.
We confidently appeal for support to all who can appreciate th
sucn a paper.
11 It, JlAAAliL.L, one year and lawara lisllamy s threat djok,
THE ALLIANCE one year, and Labor and Capital, by La ward
Those books may be ordered from this ofnee Looking back war!. 50
cents; Labor and Capital 20 cents.
fj- Money sent by bank draft, Express or Tost Olllce order, or Kegistertnl
Letters at our risk. Stamps and Postal Notes at risk of sender.
All officers of Alliances are requested to act as agents. Address.
Alliance Publishing Co., Lincoln, Neb.
TO PREPARE FOR A
CHANGE IN MY BUSINESS,
I will offer my entire stock of
Cleyelani Bay and Shire Stallions,
3 and 0 years old, and 50 pure bred mares, sound, vigorous and fully acclimated
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. 150 DEEP MILKING
MUST HE BOLD DUltING THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.
An opportunity rarely offered to secure such hig-h class Btock at the prict and tcrrc
I am prepared to offer. Send for pamphlet giving fnll particulars.
GEO. E. BROWN, Aurora, Kane Co., 111.
OBTAIN CHICAGO PRICES FOR YOUR
Fresh Clover Seed for sale, J3.60 per bushel.
Bagslocts. Shipped in any quantity. Cash
with order. Address J. BURROWS,
37tf Lincoln, Neb.
Tho wav to do this is to ship your Butter, Ercts, Poultry, Teal, Hay,
Heans, Breora Corn, Green and Dried fruits. Vegetables, or anything y
JONES, HE PAYS THE FREIGHT
5-TON WAGON SCALES, $CO.
ESAU EOZ TfT
Freight Paid. Rl
Warranted for 5 Tears 1 11
AecnU Wanted. ' Pend for Terms.
TO am Hd ViKkuM Spalea.
JONES OP BLNGHAHTON. 2inghamton,H.T.
Flax Seed Wanted for Seed.
Address Aixen Root, Omaha. State
lw J. THORP & CO.,
Manufacturers of -
Rubber Stamps, Seals,
Stencils, Badges and
- Everv Description. Established. 1880.
32J S. llth St., LDiOOLN, NIB.
Grain. Wool, HM.
ou have, to m. Xh
ract Tliat you may nave teen selling meso arucic-s at home lor years is no reujon that yoa
should continue to do so it you can find a better market. We niHke a specialty of rtwitirur
ihiproents direct from FARMERS AND PRODUCERS, and probably have the largest trnde ia
:his way of any house in this market. Whilst you are looking around for the cheapest mar
kot In which to buy your goods and thus economizing in that way, it will certainly py yoa
to give some attention to the best and most profitable wqr of disposing cf your produce. We
invite correspondence froxi INDIVIDUALS, ALLIANCES, CLUBS, and all organiwitioo
who desire to ship their produce to this market. If requested, we will send jon fr of
charge our daily market report, shipping directions and such information as will Le of r
rico to you if you contemplate shipping. Let us hear from you.
SUMMERS, MORRISON & CO.,
COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 174 S. WATER, ST., CHICAGO.
"REFEREN JE i Metropolitan Nation Bank, Chicago. Mention The Alliavc
FOR SALE BY STATE AGENT.
W agons 3?4 and '6V inch. $.r)5, complete with
brake. Two seated buggy. $65. Koud carts
f 13 to $60. A full line of Agricultural Imple
ments at jobbei's prices. Brothers can ship
their grain to thef Alliance Elevator Co., Chi
cago, of which H. L. Loucks, President of the
National Alliance, is manager. Butter and
eggs can be shipped to Allen Root, in care of
Bennett & Co., Omaha. Nothing can be saved
on lumber in less than car load lots. Make
out a bill with the "price at home, ard the
agent can lay it down at your station for less.
Blinds, windows and doors are rated as lum
ber. ALLEN HOOT, State Agent.
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