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THE FAKMJJjRS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, MAR. 22, 1890.
NATIONAL FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
President, H. L. Loucks, Dakota.
Vice-PreBident. John H. Powers. Nebraska.
Secretary, Auprust Post, Moulton, Iowa.
Treasurer, J. J. Furlong, Minnesota.
Lecturer, N. B. Ashby, Des Moines, Iowa.
NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE.
President, John H. Powers, Cornell.
Vice President, Valentine Horn, Aurora.
Secretary-Treasurer, J. M. Thompson, Lincoln.
Lecturer, W. F. Wrig-ht, Johnson county.
Asst. lecturer, Log-an McReynolds, Fairfield.
Chaplain. Kev. J. 8. Edwards, Wahoo.
Door keeper, D. W. Barr. Clay county.
Asst. door keeper, James Underbill, Syracuse.
Seargeant-at-arms, J. Billingsly, Sheltoa.
,7, Burrows, chairman; B. F. Allen, Wabash;
-J. W. Williams, Filley; Albert Dickerson,
Litchfield; BrankH. Young-, Custer.
Post Office at Lincoln, Neb., June 18, 1889.
I hereby certify that The Alliance, a week
iy 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. Albert Watkins,
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
Letter From Hons Allen Root.
Omaha, Feb. 10, 1890.
Eeitor Alliance: Your notice in
your last issue of the late state agent
was not wholly unexpected or unde
served. You may be assured, my dear
sir, that the time and money I have
spent in the past twenty-two years has
been with one sole object in view, that
was to contribute my feeble portion to
persuade the "producing class of this
country to unite their actions with their
interests, and to take them into their
own keeping, and delegate them to no
other class on earth. 'Ihere is no bet
ter way known among men to accom
plish this than to buy, sell and think to-
S ether. Every effort to better our con
ition is utterly futile until we have
learned enough to take care of what we
produce. The neglect to do our duty
in this respect is the first cause of the
straightened condition that we are now
in which is little or no better than the
monarchy ridden producers of Europe
or the riots of India. The latter have
been directly and materially aided to
break nown and destroy the markets
for our produce by the very men that
your votes and influence have elected
to the congress of the United States.
Seventeen years since, by the influx of
British gold, the American congress de
monetized silver. About the same
time the British government demone
tized gold in India. Since that time
American produce and producer have
been going down! down!! to the pres
ent time, and there is no stop or rem
edy only in united action of the pro
ducers themselves. Then let us mod
erate our production, educate ourselves
to take care of it, intensify our millions
into a unit, then act for our better
ment. Right glad am I that you have found
an agent large enough to cover the
whole state. As for myself undisturbed
I will continue, and to my brothers
who wish to buy or sell anything on
this market for cash, which is the very
best in the state for some things, I am
still at your service. Allen Root.
Shoost de Way Shurch Howe Does it
Down in Nemaha.
Mud Creek, Nemaha Co., Neb.
March 9, 1890.
Mr. Editor :-Last fall, shortly after
election, we met to radify the nominees
for County offices, to consolidate one
another mit de right hand of fellowship,
and transact such oder pishness as
might seem to us bropper. I was ap
pointed secretary pro tern, und pretty
quick after dat meeting I sent to one of
our County papers, a draft of some of
der minnits, but dot baper him do some
adfertising for our famous "farmer pa
triot," Shurch Howe, und so he don't
print my contribution. We ish nearly
all Shermans in dot meeting, und I
would like to sent some adoptions we
resolved on as they represent facts of
more dan local meanings.
After radifying the County nominees
in coot shape and reglar style, Uncle!
Henry S. (shenerally not known) said J
"I dink dat bropper courtesy demands!
dat we also radify dem party bosses, as
I beliefs you call dem, Shurch HoweJ
Dock Majors and S. W. McGrew.'?
Here a smart Alick, from town I tinks,
says: "How you know Mr. Majors is a
doctor?" Uncle Henry looked at him
pretty withering a while, and said,
"Young man, didn't he infent dot Tur
nip Pitters?" Aleck couldn't deny it
"Den," said Uncle Henry, "if Mr Majors
dond vas a doctor, how in donder could
- he. infent dem Turnip Pitters?" This
let the young man pretty quick down.
Some one then objected to radifying Doc
Majors, as he had sent us no sample
cases of dot pitters, nor yet any odder
testimonials of his regard. Uncle
Henry said, "Dot ish so, poys; Doc haf
notjbeen liberal mit us like Shurch. Now
Shurch he send me down efery liddle
while in a letter from Lincoln a lot of
passes to de Capitol; und he says, dis
tripute dem among de poys de best you
can, und fetch 'em up to de city, und
take dinner mit me at de Vindsor, und
de drinks at Tommy Noonan's, I pelief,
und see me spell pind dot Senate mit
my eloquence, und see all the sights und
haf a jolly coot time, und I gif you all
free basses back home. Now Doc Ma
jors haf showed vis no such liberality,
no mich shplendid statesmanship, poys,
und derefore Mr. Shairman, I move we
radify Shurch Howe und S. W. McGrew,
und lief oud Doc for de present."
One long headed Dutchman said,
"may pe if we radify Doc too he vood
pretty quick send us aronnt some sam
ple cases of dot Turnip Pitters," but
after a brief debate Uncle Henry's mo
tion was passed.
Dis is berhaps all of general interest;
Jmt dis shows dat Ave appreciate states
manship, und dot Mr. Ilowe knows how
to serve the interests of his constituents
und endear himself to de hearts of his
bjseple. Fritz Yon Helvig,
Lancaster Co. Heard From.
March 3d, 1890.
Editor Alliance: A line regarding
Rock Creek Alliance No. 953. We are
alive and have a membership of fifty
five. We. meet once a week, and have
applications every meeting. I think
there are about forty of our members
taking your paper. We have been suc
cessful in all our dealings, and tell our
merchants when they whine that we
have to look out for ourselves. We
anxiously await the ballot box to show
our strength. Yours truly,
A. T. Hutchinson.
.From the Litchfield Farmers Alliance
March 12th, 1890.
T. W. Lowry, Esq., Lincoln, Neb.
Dear sir: In reply to your esteemed favor
of the 10th inst., we would say there is a good
deal of stock being fed here, and we scarcely
think there will be any more corn to ship
Should we find we are mistaken we will at
once communicate. You have been the means
f advancing: the price here from 2 to 3 cents
On behalf of the farmers of this vicinity we
thank you, and beg to remain
Yours very truly,
Farmers Alliance Co-operative Association,
i I. O. Chappsl,, Manager.
A Sample of Corporation Liberality and a
Sample of Rates in the Same Letter.
JAY GOULD'S ROAD AND THE DAKOTA
The following letter needs no expla
nation. The two simple facts it con
tains speak more convincingly of rail
road greed and the injustice of unequal
rates, than any words we could write:
Elmwood, Neb., March 13, 1890,
Editor Alliance: The Alliance of
Elmwood sent one car of corn to the
sufferers of South Dakota. We tried to
get the M. P. R. R. to transport our
corn free of charge; but thev refused
to do so. The N. W. R. R. offered to
carry it through free of charcre if we
would get it to their road; so we loaded
our car yesterday and paid the M. P.
for hauling it to Lincoln. They
charged 7 cts per 100 pounds, a distance
of twenty-eight miles. If we had sent
it to St. Louis, 496 miles, it would have
been 151 cents per 100. We asked the
M. P. to haul our car for half nrice. but
it refused to do that.
J. W. HOLENBECK.
Wait a Little While.
Elgin Neb., March 15. 1890.
Editor Alliance: I see by reading
the Alliance and other papers, that our
noble Governor has taken a great in
terest in the welfare of the farmers of
Nebraska, by pleading with the Rail
roads in our behalf. For my part I feel
rather indignant over his doings. Are
we as farmers to get down in the dust
and plead through the highest official of
our State for a reduction of Freights.
Have we as Farmers and members of
the 'Alliance, and Laborers generally,
got to ask, and lead, and beg, that the
Railroads will give us better rates on
our corn, so that we can dispose of the
same? Are we to beg to that which
without us would become a useless con
cern, a bankrupt institution? No sir,
we will let our grain rot where he saw
it on the ground, before.we will ask any
thing of the kind. We ask no favors of
any railroad corporations, bankers or
cut throat institution of any kind, that
are beholden to the farmer for their
daily beead. We can stand it a little
longer, then instead of our legisiative
halls being filled with bankers and bro
kers, lawyers, money gamblers, mon
opolists, cut throats, bummers,, devil
and all; we will have the places they
now occupy failed with the honest farm
ers, who will legislate for the good of
the people. They will see that the Gov
ernor oi Nebraska don't have to beg in
the interest of the farmers to the rail
roads for better rates on corn.
Fraternally. L. B. H.
The Right Spirit.
Bur well, .Neb. March 1st 1890.
Editor Alliance: Your money peti
tion strikes the key note, and will be
signed by nearly all the voters in our
VV ould it not be a good plan to make
this a national move by mailing copies
of our petition to every laoor orgmza
tion in the U. S., requesting their im
Our position is similar to that of the
ancient Spartacus. It we must go under,
we wrm ao so as men snouia, ngnung
for our rights. If needs be I for one
would sell corn at 11 cts per bu. to as
sist in raising the sinews of this war.
Kespecttully x ours,
a uniiorm move on congress, as
above, would be a grand thing. But un
fortunately a uniform agreement has
not been reached. When we all agree
we can easily get what we want. A
miserable scheme for government stor
age of all kinds of perishable products is
being advocated by men who ought to
know better. Editor Alliance.
From Furnas Co. Alliance.
Cambridge Nfb., Mar. 3d, 1890.
Whereas, we know from sad expe
rience that there exisis in three or four
of our principal markets a combination
of men engaged in the handling of our
products, through which they control the
transportation and distribution of the
same, with no corresponding benefits
to consumers, and are extorting enor
mous tributes from the people; there-
tore be it
Unsolved, That we demand the enact
ment of a law to make it a penal offense
to sell or offer for sale any agricultural
products or article, unless the person or
persons so selling or offering shall have
the same in his or their possession at the
time ot making such offer or sale.
Massed at the x urnas county Alliance
meeting held in Hendry,! urnas county,
.Nebraska, on the hrst day of March, 1890.
C. D. 15ACHELDER,
Holt Co. Alliance.
This Alliance had a rousing meeting
on March 8th. It adopted a resolution
requesting the attendance of Hon. .N
B. Ashby, National Lecturer, to deliver
an address at some early day. It also
adopted resolutions favoring a reduc-1
tion of freight rates to an amount suffi
cient to pav reasonable dividends on
actual capital invested; the abolition of
national banks and issue of money di
rect to the people; the free and unlim
ited coinage of silver; endorsing the de
cisions of Judge Kinkaid on usury, and
the course of General Leese on the
freight question; and in favor of gov
ernment ownership and operation of all
railroads. It also resolved not to sup
port any man for office who would not
pledge himselt to support the above
1 he president ot the Alliance is das
I Mullen, and the secretary is Geo. W
Co. Alliance in Jefferson Co.
Steel City Neb., March 1st, 1890
Editor Alliance: Delegates from
the subordinate Alliances of Jefferson
county met here to-day for the purpose
of organizing a county Alliance. After
a temporary organization the following
officers were duly elected: Prest. W. J.
Werehan, of Rock Creek Alliance No.
, . . ; Vice Prest. J. B. Wright, of Cen
ter Valley Alliance, No. 977; Sec. H.
Clapp, of Steele City Alliance No. 1014;
Treasurer, W. Green, of Steele City
Alliance, JNo. 1014.
Lxecutive committee, L. A. Kugbee,
J. H. Puterbaugb, Peter iiiU, xt. li
Thompson, David Kasier.
Secretary Co. Alliance.
Resolutions of Boltonwood Grove Alii
ance, No. 933.
Certain articles having been pub
lished in the Syracuse Journal, inimical
to the interest of the 1 aimers' Alliance;
Resolve; To have our name stricken
from the subscription books of said pa
per; and also
Kesolve: 10 support no newspapers
which do not support the principles of
Mesoivea;- .mat we wm vote lor no
men for County office or member of
State Legislature who is not an Alliance
member, and who will not pledge him-
seii to work for our interest.
J. 1 . Decker, Pres. E C Reed, Sec'y.
Encouragement From Merrick Co.
Palmer, Neb, Feb. 26, 1890.
Editor Alliance: or the encour
agement of others m the good worK j.
will say Mutual Alliance No. 997, is in
creasing fast in number, and the inter
est that is taken is encouraging. The
farmers in this community are awaken
ing on the subject of their interest.
They are all aware that they must ao
something lor themselves or go unuer
that they are being crowded to the
wall by monopolies, trusts and other
unjust corporations ruinous to the farm
ers and laborers of the country. At our
next meeting we will send in some sud-
scribers for The Alliance. 1 hey will
stand by The Alliance as long as it
stands by us. Respectfully yours,
UEO. VV. URAVEU, rres.
5 Reduce Salaries.
Grant, Neb., Feb. 28, 1890.
Editor Alliance: As a matter of
public economy should not the salaries
of our public servants, from president
down to postmaster, be reduced to cor
respond with the decreased price oi
Some oi our economists ciaim tnai u
the producers would live as their fore
fathers did they would be out of debt
and independent. If this rule will ap
ply to the farmers it will also apply to
our public survants, and business and
professional lasses. Whenever those
classes consent to go back to those
times the farmers will consent to do
Yours for special privileges to none,
J R OSTF.R. '
Resolutions of the Frontier County Farm
ers Allianne. in session. March atn, xbqo.
Resolved, That in future no delegate
will be allowed a seat in the county Al
liance unless supplied with credentials
from an Alliance which has paid ud the
county dues for the quarter last past.
That each family represented in the
Alliance should take our State paper.
That it is the voice of this Alliance
that a committee of three be appointed
by the President to confer with a like
committee of Alliance members from
Gosper ounty, looking to a betterment
oi our conaiuon as regarus legislative
That we demand that the lawmaking
body of the State shall enact a law that
will give us rates of transportation no
higher than Iowa, and that all citizens
shall have equal facilities for the ship
ment of products.
That we favor the adoption ot the
Australian ballot system in Nebraska. ,
That we believe Governor lhayer to
be trying to ride two horses in his
freight rate scheme.
That we do not lavor turnisning the
sinews of war to the enemy, by patroniz
ing local and state papers not working
in our interests.
That we oppose the scheme to refund
U. P. R. R. bonds, and that we appre
ciate the efforts of Attorney-General
Leese in behalf of the people.
That in political affairs we should act
as a unit, regardless of past party affili
ation, and reemmend that the same be
discussed in local Alliances.
That we protest against the present
national banking system as a robber
system, and demand the Government
issue legal tender greenbacks in suffi
cient volume to transact the business of
the country on a cash basis, instead of
the contracted and ever changing na
tional bank currency.
That Congress should pass a bill tor
the free and unlimited coinage of silver.
That we will support no man tor
office who will not subcribe to the prin
ciples of the Alliance of the State ot
That a copy of these resolutions be
sent to our State paper for publication
The Bank Period.
"R" in Indianapolis Globe. s.
The people's Savings Bank, of Detroit
Mich., has made a public distribution of
its January published statements as to
its condition and growth. From its pe
rusal we are led to remark that this is es
sentially a bank period. Some time
ago we had occassion to call the public's
attention to a bank statement. Ihis
time we speak of the People's Savings
Bank of Detroit, From their statement
we una that the bank was chartered
in 1871 with a $30,000 capital. This was
only two years before the terrible 1873
panic. Its resources during its nrst
year grew to $236,000; during the panic
year of 1873 they grew to $840,000, and
had reached $5,925,000, in 1890. Dur
ing this period of time no business out
side of banking can show any such
growth or prosperity. In its manifesto
the bank makes two statements which
we wish to call particular attention to,
the 1st, it says: It is safe to say that
without the facilities afforded by a Sav
ings Bank a large proportion of this
amount would have been wasted or
stored away in stockings or hidden
f)laces, and its stimulating influences
ost to the community in its business en
terprises. This is a plain acknowldg
ment that money must circulate to be
useful or beneficial. It is a thrust at
bank boards. It is strange to have a
bank make such a statement. Hence,
it attracts immediate attention, and we
jftmp to catch it before its last echo
Here it comes as a business instead ot
as a political thought, hence, would
seem to demand respect and should cast
an eye-opening influence not easily for
gotten by deluded humanity. Another
declaration in this manifesto is full of
pre verted truth. It says: "The increase
in capital stock was made from time to
time in order to maintain its relation to
the constantly Increasing deposits." To
perserve this relation it doubled its stock
the second year when at $60,000 capital
it had $670,000 resources, presumably
monthly deposits. In 1874 its capital
was increased to $125,000, resources $1,
000,000. In 1878 capital $250,000, re
sources $1,560,000. In 1884 stock $500,
000, resources $3,900,000. After this no
effort was made to retain that proclaim
ed relation, although its resources have
increased over $2,000,000. When ' we
view the January statement of 1890 we
believe we understand that relation to
mean accumulated confidence. This
bank has its $500,000 and $100,000 sur
pluses loaning over $4,800,000 in money
from which - it derives a profit on its
$500,000 capital and on $4,300,000 of what
This system, which has a tendency to
make a man owe large amounts and
still draw interest on his debts out of
his less fortunate neighbor is a business
advance upon wool at 30 cents or wheat
at 70 cents, it overcaps protected man
ufactories, yet it is done under the peo
Eles' sanction. This is the law-created
ell which cswells mortgages and home
horrors. Its brimstone surpasses the
Notice for Boone County.
An Alliance mass meeting will be held
at Albion,Boone county.in Court House
on Saturday, March 27, at 10 o'clock
sharp. Prominent Speakers are expect
ed. A full representation from all sub
ordinate Alliances is requested.
II. C. K I ESTER,
When answering advertisements
I ways mention The Alliance.
7. C. T. U. COLUMN.
Edited by Mrs. S. C. O. Uptos, of Lincoln,
Neb., of the Nebraska Woman's Christian
The editor of The Alliance places the re
sponsibility of this column in the care of the
A Glaring Deception.
One of the most glaring deceptions
imaginable, is now being palmed off on
the farmers of Nebraska, by the oppo
nents of tlie prohibitory amendment,
for a reason why they should vote
against prohibition. It is, that to close
the saloons would deprive the people
of the license money and increase the
burden of their taxation. Let us look
at this specious argument a little. .
It is a deception on the very face of
it It involves a falsehood to begin with.
Not one cent from license, or from fines
for the violation of the license law goes
outside of the school district in which
the saloon is located. For instance, the
city of Hastings has thirteen saloons.
From these, the scnoois 01 tne city de
rive a revenue of $13,000, besides fines
for violatipns of the liquor law. The
farmers outside of the Hastings school
district do not get a cent of benefit from
either of these sources. But suppose, as
is so repeatedly the case, there is a
death, or a crime resulting from the
traffic! who then meets the expenses?
The whole county. Then the farmers
come in for their full share of the bur
den. In other words, the school district
where the saloon is located gets all the
profit, and the farmers of the whole
country have to unite in the loss, it is
all "turkey" to the town, and all "owl"
to the country. , , .
We desire earnestly to, press this fact
on the minds of the farmers of the state.
Do not be deceived by the false repre
sentations, of the liquor men. Prohibi
tion, from whatever standpoint you
view it, will lessen, rather than increase
your taxation. Why what is the fact?
While the taxes in Nebraska have been
piling up more and more, until the peo
ple are being crushed beneath the bur
den taxes in Kansas and Iowa have
been growing less and less. While Ne
braska's state debt is constantly increas
ing that of Iowa, has decreased, until
last fall the state paid the last dollar of
its bonded debt, and is now practically
free. And why? Let this fact give the
answer. Prohibition has emptied 88 of
the 100 county jails in the state. While
two penitentiaries were filled, there are
not now criminals enough to fill one.
These are the solid facts that converted
Gov. Larabee from a rank opponent of
prohibition, to be one of its warmest
supporters. If it is the happiness, the
intelligence and prosperity of the peo
pie the farmers desire, let them vote lor
prohibition, as the surest way of attain-
I ; f.iL
Lincoln Neb., March 12, 1890
The . annual state conyention.of the
Non-Partisan Prohibitory Amendment
League will meet in Lincoln, April 16
and 17, 1890- This convention is called
for the purpose of electing officers and
the executive committee 01 the state
league, and to consider ways and means
to secure the adoption 01 the pending
prohibitory amendment. The nomina
tion of men for political offices cannot
even be considered at the conventions
and meetings of this league. The fol
lowing persons are entitled to partici
pate in the proceedings of the conven
The officers and executive committee
of the state league.
. The members of the advisory commit
tee for each county.
The officers of each county and local
One additional delegate for each
county and local league.
One delegate from each W. C. T. Un
ion. I. O. G. T. Lodge. Red Kibbon or
Blue Ribbon Club, and from each church,
club, society, or organization favoring
the adoption of the prohibitory amend
Members of the state league, having
paid the membership fee, are entitled
to seats in the convention..
All temperance workers are invited to
There will be good speaking and mu
Delegates and visitors to the conven
tion should take receipts for full railroad
ares paid to Lincoln, as they will be
entitled to return tickets at reduced
C. A. Robbins, G. A. Atkinson,
We ask the special attention of our
readers to the article below entitled "A
Glaring Deception." There is food for
thought in it for those who live out side
01 towns and receive no beneht irom li
cense money. Notice also the statement
in regard to taxes in prohibition states
growing, "less and less." Our enemies,
the liquor men. are sending out state
ments directly contrary to this. From
some printing house in Louisville, ivy.,
they are deluging the farmers of our
state with their pamphlets opposing pro
hibition. Farmers will not be hood
winked by their falsehoods, we trust.
If license money pays any of your taxes
you ought to be able to see how it is
done. If it does not pay your taxes for
you, how will prohibition increase your
taxes, as the anti-prohibitionists argue?
Examine this question as unprejudiced
business men, read the literature of pro
hibitionists. As I write I have in hand a paper
signed by the governor and state offi
cials of Kansas, endorsing the state
ments to the effect that prohibition in
that state has proven of invaluable finan
cial benefit, that it promotes the welfare
especially of the laboring men; that it is
efficiently, and effectually enforced; that
it has increased population and decreased
poverty and crime, and that it is winning
confidence and support of former ene
mies. Do not let the statements of irre
sponsible scribblers have weight over
that of officials, thus empowered to know
the truth of which they speak. Search
for truth in this matter, and have a con
science, too. The dollar and cent argu
ment is a good one, but if you are doubt
ful of it, let duty and conscience decide.
Bartley, Neb., March 7, 1890.
Editress of the temperance column of
the Farmers' Alliance: I am much
? leased wifch your article in the issue of
'eb. lst.in which you recommend work
ing up the prohibitory amendment in
the school districts of the state. I am
aware that there is a disposition Oii the
part of many who think they are in sym-
Eathy with the temperance cause, to
andle gently, for fear of interfering
with politics. But there is no subject of
so great importance to farmers, as well
as all other classes, as the temperance
cause. The Western Plowman is credited
with the statement that the city is
continually drawing from the. country
strong muscles and active brains to re
cruit the ranks of earnest, effective work
ers in the various channels of Jiuman
industry, and ably sustains the state
ment. Do we not then need more than
all other classes of society to keep the
evil of intemperance from our midst.
and to this end must we not urge the
passage of the prohibitory amendment?
As the ladies are in general committed
to the cause, 1 urge my brother farmers
to investigate and help to agitate it so
that we : may be successful in the con
I refer you to Philippians, iv-iii, and
asK you to ioiiow the admonitions there
in. Yours for prohibition,
The Bondholder and the Soldier.
"R in Indianapolis Globe.
has been heard in the
American wilderness of manufacturers'
woe. Gov. Hovey has dared to beard
the lion in his den. Listen, you toiling,
cravinir nartv natriots: here it is alleged
you have paid $2,153,000,000 as interest
on an unnecessarily large puuuc ueDt,
more than half of which was the direct
result of that traitorous exception cause
which Thad. Stevens denounced on the
floor of the House. Ihis great sum has
been wrung from the productive ener
gies of the nation and passed to the
drones by law, and every old party ex-
ponent nas reiuseu w give yuuncuy
to the method. Butcan the oldest
inhabitant tell when they failed to
chronicle any advantage or gener
osity accorded to the soldier? Gov.
Hovev's figures seem to show no over
whelming soldier generosity. This great
interest payment to stay at nome can
only be offset by a payment of $946,000,
000 in pensions. Does this not show a
pitting of dollars above human
flesh and blood? - Besides this
the pension charge is for a duty from
which all men shnnK while interest re
ceipts are coveted. Besides, as the Gov
ernor says, the interest charge was sav
ed to the bondholders through the sol
diers' patriotism and heroic valor. With
a v . 1 1 il 1 m
tnese tnings suenuy glaring irom every
American hamlet that grand army which
swept treason from our land is stig
matized as a set of begging paupers be
cause of a demand for their rights, and
they would demand an oath of pauper
ism as a condition precedent. After the
lapse of a quarter of a century the
American bondholder is the patriot who
receives national care. This is not the
patriotism which desolated a million
homes in the early sixties. If any hon
orable principle demanded the redemp
tion of the bonds in a better money than
was received for them, why does it not
apply to the soldier? But it was laughed
to scorn when Butler broached it in the
House. If it seems necessary to act at
all it would seem unmanly and cruel to
compel the scarred veteran to swear be
fore some public official that he is a law
made pauper in that same country which
he saved. Only those who engaged in
some protected industry at the close 01
their terms have ever secured a compe
tency,so that now after fighting the bat
tles necessary to establish more nrmly
the great nation, they have been com
pelled to fight a set of commercial and
financial traitors more subtle in their
ways than the sneaking guerrilla moving
with a moccasined tread and covered
with unseen law defenses. No other
nation on God's green footstool, though
moored to Papal laws, has ever before
quietly submitted to such self-inflicted
atrocities. No other nation has dared
to broach such a course this side of Si
beria. But here our gilded halls rever
berate with free born eloquence in its
defense; The appeals die away in "the
apex of the great Dome. It laughs at
our highest hope and proclaimed more
crenerous miroose. Laboring America
should study these figures together with
their cause and the purpose 01 the con
tinuance. Is it not labor's tribute to
Sherman Co. Alliance. '
A notice of the meeting of Sherman
County Alliance on March 22d should
have been in our last issue. But it was
mislaid under a large pile of manu
script, and so overlooked, much to our
CORN WANTED. Dr. A. P. Burrus will
make artificial teeth at the lowest rate for
corn until the first, of May. Bringr in your
corn. Dr. Burrua has the reputation or matt'
Inc the finest artificial teeth in the west. - The
plates are very llarht and strong; and teeth of
the finest quality. He has many sets made 20
years agro in Wisconsin doing good service to
day witnout any repairs. owv-
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
ime 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.
THE NEW WHITE GRAPE,
Originated by Willis W. Jonks. In point of
hardiness equal to the Concord. Flavor second
to none now in America.
Tlie Cliieagx Express
Published at 192 Madison St., Chicago, I1L, for
S1.00 per year and one of these Vines sent to
each new subscriber as a premium.
Remember this liberal offer only holds
good until March 20, 1890.
NOTICE TO KILLERS
For Sale or Rent,
A Roller Flourinc: mill with water
power, one miie irom a-un
i . c t
1 I v
A. T- SAWYER
Fresh Clover Seed for sale, $3.50 per bushel.
Bags 15 cts. Shipped in any quantity. Cash
with order. Address J. BURROWS,
37tf Lincoln, Neb.
JOHN M. STEWART, H. F. ROSE.
Ass't Atfy Gen'l.
STEWART & ROSE,
ATTORNEYS 8t COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Rooms 15 & 16, Montgomery Block, Lincoln.
Special attention given to Railroad, Insur-
ance and Corporation Law.
We attend personally to litigation in any
county in the state, if desired. Correspond
ence Solicited. Reference: Judges of the Su
preme Court, Attorney Oen. Leese. Sltf
In the STEVENS we have the most remark
able STRAWBERRY ever introduced. It is
the earliest and best shipper of any berry in
existence. At this writing (Jan. 18.) at its
home in Alabama the vines are loaded with
green and ripe berries, while Michel's Early
along side will not be ripe for a week, and
Crescents are just coming into bloom. So
you see what a treasure the STEVENS is. It
does not melt when over ripe like other sorts,
but dries up as If evaporated, making it the
best shipping berry in existence. Send for
description and prices. Also inclose 1 cent
stamp for sample copy of Peninsular Hortl-
L culturist. It is full of Ju6t such reading mat
ter as you need. Address
ALBERT H. CLARK, Cambridge, Md.
Im33 Box 117.
ONE OF THE
Write for New
BOOTS AND SHOES
We carry the LABGEST STOCK for all sorts
of trade of anv house west of Chicaero. and can
fill all orders by mail at
anything: in the SHOE
WEBSTER & ROGERS,
1043 O Street, Lincoln, Neb.
.A.. HXJPIXjBXJT &c CO
CORNER P AND TENTH STREETS,
10 per cent off will he allowed on all regular prices to 7nem-
bers the Farmers Alliance, where they may he known. Orders
hy mail receive the same attention
present in person. A. Hurlhut,
senior partner of HURLBUT
BERS IJSF CLOTHING, (samples may he seen at his office
with above firm.) whice gives
firms in the state in their line.
The finest ground floor rhotograph Gallery in the state. All work in
ish. Satisfaction guaranteed. T. W. TOWNSEND, Prop., 2263 11th street.
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ALLIANCE PUB. CO.
BORROWS, Chairman State Alliance Ex. Com., Editor.
J. LI. THOUPSOII, Sec'y State
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State. It is absolutely fearless and untrammeled in the discussion of all
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EDITORS HAVE NO FREE PASSES, AND ITS OPINIONS ARE NOT
FOR SALE AT ANY PRICE. In the above particulars it in a new de
parture in Nebraska journalism.
We confidently appeal for support to all who can appreciate the value of
such a paper. ,
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