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THE FAKMURS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, APRIL 19,1890.
NATIONAL FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
President, II. L. Loucks, Dakota.
Vice-President. John li. Powers. Nebraska.
Secretary, August Post. Moulton, Iowa.
Treasurer. J. J. Furlonr, Minnesota.
Lecturer, N. B. Ashby. Des Moines, Iowa.
NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE.
President, John II. Powers, Cornell.
Vice President, Valentine Horn, Aurora.
Secretary-Treasurer, J. M. Thompson, Lincoln.
Lecturer, W. F. Wright, Johnson county.
Asst. lecturer, Log-an Mclteynolds, Fairlleld,
Chaplain. Kev. J. S. Edwards, Wahoo.
Door keeper, D. W. Barr, Clay county.
Asst. door keeper, G. C. Underhill, Unadilla.
Seargeant-at-arms, J. Billing'sly, Shelton.
J, Burrows, chairman; B. F. Allen, Wabash ;
J. W. Williams, Fiiiey; Albert Dickerson,
Litclifleld; Frank H. Young, Custer.
Post Office at Lincoln, Neb., June 18, 18H9.
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. Albert Watkins,
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
The Coming Money System.
Editor Farmers' Alliance: Sena
tor Cullom of 111., has introduced in the
United States senate a bill to enable the
government to loan money at tw per
cent a year, direct to the people, on
real estate security.
Senator Stanford of Cal., "has intro
duced a resolution looking in the same
We old farmers who have always got
along with a very few dollars in our
pockets, and some times with a very
few cents, have been studying finance
reform for twenty years, beg leave to
give these honorable senators (raw re
cruits in the army of financial reform)
a few pointers.
Senator Stewart says the people of
the United States o.ve the immense sum
of t'centiseren thousand millions of dol
lars ($27,000,000,000). The yearly in
terest on this immense debt is such a
burden that the income of the people is
not sullk-ient to meet it, and their other
necessary expenses, consequently the
debt is yearly increasing, and the patri
mony and the unearned increment of
the people are being taken on mortgage
foreclosure to supply the deliciency in
tha people's income.
Do the senators mean that the gov
ernment shall loan money at two per
cent a year to enable the people to get
out of debt? or do they mean to have
the debts go on increasing?
When money is loaned at the pro
posed rate, the natural tendency of the
laboring people will be to go in debt for
some of the luxuries now wholly en
joyed by men of means, every tenant
farmer would run in debt for a farm.
All classes would commence to im
prove their immediate surroundings.
The real estate that has been accumulat
ing in the hands of the capitalists for
the past twenty years would be dispos
ed f at a proiit.
With this low rate of interest would
the people get out of debt? Or woidd
the debt increase until the two per cent
would be as great a burden on the in
dustries of the people as the present 8
or 10 per cent.
The Farmers' Alliance, the labor or
ganizations, the business men, the
great progressive army of productive
industry demand a cash system. There
is none to oppose except a handfull of
non-producing interest suckers, a few
viperannuated doctors of finance (mis
called great financiers).
The object of all financial legislation
should be to help the people out of debt,
.should be to establish a cash system.
To accomplish this much desired ob
ject, the bill that fixes the rate of inter
est at two per cent should also set the
date ten, fifteen or twenty years hence,
when all debts must be paid. In other
Avords the date should be fixed when
the people are to begin cash payments.
After this date the government should
stop loaning money. The people
should be prohibited from running in
debt, or what would amount to the same
thing, all laws for the collection of debts
should be repealed.
We would make one exception to this
rule. The government shouUl always
loan money on ten years time to worthy
young men to start them in business,
and make provisions for its collection
To those who are now out of debt and
are fixed in business, the government
should refuse to loan, and the present
laws for the collection of debts should
not apply to them.
When the people adopt the new mon
ey system, thejr should decide how
many dollars per capita they will issue,
and if forty, fifty or sixty dollars it
should always remain the same. It
should not be increased by the issue of
With a government bank in every
post office, with savings and deposit
departments in every bank, with a gov
ernment clearing house in every state,
with sufficient government money to
transact the business of the people on a
cash basis, the present two per cent
a month bankers would become cash
ieis and book keepers in the govern
ment banking houses doing a legitimate
and respectable banking business that
would benefit the whole people.
South American Trade Which the Tariff
Does Not Bring Us.
A correspondent of the Now York
Press says: "South of the Gulf of Mexi
co and the Rio Grande there are 50,000,
000 of people who consume annually
$47."), 000,001) of merchandise. Our total
exports to Mexico, West Indies, Central
and South America, in 18S8, were $71,
1)38,181, and our imports from the same
countries were $181.0o8,6. In 1888
our exports to South America were $29,
570,227, and our imports were $84,357,
308. In 1888 our exports to Brazil were
.$7,138,208, and our imports from Brazil
were $53,710,234. The Argentine Re
public imports yearly over $100,000,000
of this vast sum the United States sell
them less 7 per cent. Brazil imports
yearly over $105,000,000; of this amount
the United States sell them less than 8
per cent. Of 765 steamships that en
tered the port of Montevideo in 1888,
not a single one bore the stars and
stripes. In 1888 one American mer
chant sold in Montevideo nearly $1,000,-
000 of American manufactured goods
that was shipped via Bremen, and twice
across the Atlantic.
Guns, ammunition and sporting goods
at Maxwell, Siiakpe & Ross Co.,
The B.& M. Journal, printed in Lincoln,
says that "Speaker Reed ridicules the
panic that seizes a good many republi
cans because of the falling off of repub
lican yotes in off years. He says that it
is the result of the virtue of the repub
Speaker Reed is right this time. Of
course he means the virtue of individ
Hidden point barb wTire at
Maxwell, Sharpe & Ross Co.,
For the Farmers Alliance.
IS tiieke common ground on, which
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, KNIGHTS OF
LABOR, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LA
BOR, NATIONALISTS, CHRISTIANS, VOLUN
TARY AND STATE SOCIALISTS, SINGLE
TAXERS, HONEST DEMOCRATS AND RE
PUBLICANS, AND ALL FRIENDS OF SO
CIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE, CAN UN
ITE IN POLITICAL ACTION TO SECURE
JUSTICE FOR ALL, TOGETHER WITH A
WITH A STABLE AND PROGRESSIVE
We must have leaders, but should fol
low them intelligently and not blindly.
The true teacher and leader helps us to
see, but cannot see for us. Therefore
individual and social progress must of ne
cessity be in simultaneous order, and
both are dependent on the moral and
rational education of voters. By leaders
we do not mean legislators. Under our
form of government the voters are all
supposed to be kings, and the legisla
tors servants of the voters. And in fact,
the plutocracy not in office have more
power and influence with the voters
than their servants in office.
An unjust share of blame and con
demnation is heaped upon our legisla
tors. All of consequence our legislators
have done has been either by the posi
tive demand or tacit consent of the vo
ters and the people. When a majority
of the people know what they want and
demand it, they will get what they
want, and any attempt to shift the re
sponsibility on past or present legisla
tors only "turns the mind and con
science in the wrong direction and hin
ders the moral and political education
of the people.
It is a hopeful sign that education in
the right direction is making good pro
gress, and the people are waking to a
sense of personal responsibility. We
have good reason to hope and work for
important early results.
First, let us consider the definite
work in hand and the orderly means of
doing it. It is self-evident that civil
government is only a means to an end;
and that end should be the welfare and
happiness ot all the people by means of
impartial justice. This is the moral
use of government. Government for
any other end is abuse, usurpation and
tyranny; whether by king, obligarcy or
The first step necessary to secure
justice and the welfare of the people is
for government to guarantee to every
citizen access to all the natural resources
of the earth necessary to supply his ow n
essential needs, that he may thus have
the opprortunity to be a self sustaining,
moral and useful member of society.
This much he is justly entitled to with
out asking special permission of any
other member or members of society.
So much all who have rational and mor
al consciences admit.
Whether a just government will com
pel its competent citizens to be self-sustaining,
moral and useful, is a disputed
point. But all independent thinkers
ought to be able to see that the opportu
niti; is first in order; and that compulsion
is not in order till this opportunity is
secured. "Is not this the fast that I
have chosen.' to loose the bonds of wicked
ness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let
the oppressed go free, and that ge break
every yoke?' '
It is manifestly an injustice to com
pel any adult citizen of sound mind to
work under any arbitrary authority, in
dividual or social, at least before he is
given free access to the natural re
sources and opportunities necessary to
become a self-sustaining and useful
member of society, and prove his abili
ty and efficiency.
These natural opportunities have
never been secured to all the people of
any nation that was large and strong
enough to protect itself from foreign
interference. We separated from the
mother country and established this
nation to secure this liberty, as our
Declaration of Indepennence and the
preamble to our constitution clearly
prove. We secured national indepen
dence and have become strong enough
to maintain it.
But the nation has not yet given to
its loyal law abiding citizens "equal
rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of
normal happiness.'"' A right to life,
liberty and happiness absolutely im
plies the right to the essential natural
means to maintain life, liberty and
happiness; and also implies the duty of
government to secure and maintain
This end, inst liberty, is yet to be at
tained. By Divine command we have
entered the final struggle to ''break
every yoke and let the oppressed go
ree. When the nation obeys this
command it will govern by Divine right,
and will rest on , hrm foundation; un
til then it has no stable existence.
As a nation we are on trial. Our
standard is justice and liberty. We
have come to judgment by our own
standard. If we are true to our stand
ard our reward is liberty and social or
der. If we prove false to our standard
our doom is anarchy and slavery.
By Divine authority all who are loyal
to Christianity and our national char
ter demand equal liberty for all law
abiding citizens as the next first con
dition of further human progress. She
is our national Goddess and the counter
part ot duty, and they must go hand in
hand. We are bound by inheritance,
education and conscience to serve and
defend liberty, cost what it may.
No true God or man wants any slav
ish service. Liberty is a true God given
ideal. But man has never yet actually
possessed her, because he has never
served her consistently or unselfishly.
With all the rest of God's gifts, Ave have
tried to monopolize liberty, When we
claim equal liberty for all we will make
her our own, and not betore. Man can
never render God or humanity any
i i ill
pure, unsenisn service tin ne is iree.
Both the tyrant and the slave, the op-
pressor and the oppressed, nave al
ways been in such, bondage and tear ot
each other, that we have all been either J
conscious or unconscious hypocrites, and
till we have equal liberty we cannot
know what we need or what we want.
Till we have equal civil liberty we can
not know how much restraint and com
pulsion is necessary to protect liberty
and secure the best and most happy
individual and social life. Neither can
we be forced into any social order,
however perfect as a final ideal, that
is better than our knowledge and de.
If state socialism is the true ideal,
man will voluntarily choose it when he
is in freedom, and he cannot be forced
to accept it.
Nationalists do not propose to force
state socialism on any of the people.
At present they only propose that
government assume control of such in
dustries and functions as are mani
festly public, state or national uses,
and of necessity must be under some
kind of public government; and if not
conducted by the responsible govern
ment for the equal benefit of all the
people, are sure to be monopolized and
used by irresponsible petty govern
ments to rob and oppress the masses of
the people, to gorge the few and demora
Then if government gradually as
sumes the administration of any other
kinds of industry it will be exceptional,
and in tree competition with private
industrial enterprises. Then the pro
xlucers will oe free to work either for
themselves, as individuals, , a company
or the government; and all who sought
it would have steady employment, and
no one would work for another unless
he could do as well or better than to
employ himself. And the consumers
would be free to buy of those who
could serve them best. This would
give free scope to test all the different
ideals and choose the best. And this
may all be done before the end of this
century, and a reality attained better
than "Bellamy's dream."
While the nationalists occupy this
rational and just ground, it is evident
that all other anti-monopoly organiza
tions and people are essentially nation
alists, irrespective of the name they as
sume, and there is no good reason why
we should not act as one to gain the
desired end the abolition of involun
tary idleness, poverty and ignorance.
Progress is by steps; let us take the
Ancora, N. J.
Screen door, green wire cloth, refrig
erators, ice cream freezers and gasoline
Maxw ell, Sharpe & Ross Co,,
Cheering News from Greeley County.
Brayton, Neb., April 14, 1890.
Editor Alliance: The Farmers'
Alliance is' on the boom in Greeley
county. A meeting is to be held at
Greeley Center next Saturday afternoon
to organize a County Alliance. The
farmers all seem to take a lively interest
in it, as it seems to inspire their hopes
for relief from the extortions of grasp
ing monopolies and railroad corpora
tions. At the next fall election we will
vote for no man who will not work in
the interest of the farmers and laboring
men. Ihe people seem to realize at last
that thev must do something for their
own relief. There are ten Subordinate
Alliances in our county at present with
more soon to be organized. Wishing
your excellant paper the fullest success,
remain your mend and brother.
F. B. Foster,
Sec. Alliance No. 903.
1. Is a Subordinate Alliance, after
it has received its charter and elected its
officers, under obligation to keep the
by-laws and constition before it receives
the secret work?
It is under obligation to conform to
the constitution all the time,
2. Have they the right to suspend all
of section 1 of article 9, and take appli
cant in on a standing vote with a verbal
No. Every member has a right to a
secret vote one very separate applicant.
3. Have they the right to transact at
a special called meeting business that
was not announced from the chair at
the previous meeting?
The business should be confined
that stated in the call.
Send us your orders for anything in
the line of tin, copper or sheet iron ware
manufactured to order at
Maxwell, Sharpe & Ross Co.,
Meeting of Alliance No. 784.
Seward Co., Neb., March 12, 1890.
Editor Allia ace : Alliance No . 784,
of Pilot Ridge, B. precinct, is in good
running order, and means businese. We
held an open meeting on Wednesday
evening of this week, which was large
ly attended. Mr. Voldo, of Lincoln,
lately of California, addressed the peo
ple on the leading questions now under
consideration. He was listened to
with great attention, as he put in some
good licks against the thieves and rob
bers, who are making the working man's
life a burden and the farmer a slave.
We expect great good to result from
Mr. Voldo's cge openers.
Yours for justice,
Chaplain Alliance 784.
Alliance Mass Meeting.
The attention of the various Farmers'
Alliances of Butler county, and all vot
ers who are in sympathy with the Alii
ance movement, is hereby caned to the
mass meeting to be held at David City
on Thursday,April 24,1890, commencing
at 1:30 o'clock, at which time Hon. C.
H. Van Wyck will be present to address
the people. Senator Van Wyck is well
inown and will come prepared to inter
est his hearers with facts and figures
concerning vital questions of the day.
Let all remember the day and hour, arid
et there be a rousing meeting in the
cause of the right. H. R. Craig,
Sec y Co. Alliance.
Ordei's for anything in the hardware
ine will have prompt and careful atten
Maxwell, Sharpe & Ross Co.,
Resolutions of Condolence.
. Mead, Neb., April 4; 1890.
At a regular meeting of the Marietta
Farmers' Alliance, No. 692, held April
4th. 1890, the following resolutions were
Whereas, It has pleased the great
Ruler of the universe to remove from
our midst our late brother, C. Ray
mond Gambler, and that it is but just
that his many virtues should receive
fitting recognition; therefore be it
Resolved, By the Marietta 1 aimers'
Alliance, No. G92, of which Mr. Gam-
bier was a member and officer, that
while we bow in humble submission to
the will of the all w ise Father, we do
not the less mourn the departure of our
beloved brother; and be it
Resolved, That m the death ot C.
Raymond Gambler this lodge laments
the loss of a brother who was always
willing and ready to proffer aid and
voice of sympathy to the needy and
distressed; an earnest and active mem
ber of the society, and a friend and
companion to us all; and be it further
Resolved, That the heartfelt sympathy
of this lodge be extended to Mr. Gam
ble s tamily and relatives in their afflic
tion: It is also
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the records of the lodge, a
copy thereof be transmitted to the fami
ly of the deceased and copies be furn
ished the Iarmers' Alliance at Lin
coln, and local papers,
S. r. Robinson,
D. H. Thompson,
Any member of the Alliance having pro
duce to sell in Omaha can ship to Allen Root,
care of Bowman & Williams.
April 19, 1890.
Sugar granulated 67s 7.
Sugar X C 6 w .
Sugar- Anti-trust f W
Butter 14 16.
Poultry 9 11.
Poultry Live, $3.50 f4.00.
Potatoes 30 cents if good.
A large stock of the best make of cook
stoves and ranges on hand at
Maxwell, Sharpe & Ross Co.,
W. C. T. U. COLUMN.
Edited by Mrs. S. C. O. Upton, of Lincoln,
Neb., of the Nebraska Woman's Christian
The editor of The Aiuancb places the re
sponsibility of this column in the care of the
In answer to certain correspondents:
At the election next fall two amend
ments are to be voted on. -The ticket
will probably be printed:
For the prohibitory amendment.
Against the prohibitory amendment.
For the license amendment.
Against the license amendment.
The voter should carefully scratch
out the "Against" if he wishes to vote
for the prohibitory amendment. If he
votes the ticket without scratching, his
vote counts against prohibition.
If you vote at this election and fail to
vote for the prohibitory amendment
you help defeat it.
If neither amendment is adopted our
present law remains in force. It is not
sufficient to have more prohibi
tion votes than license votes; an amend
ment to be adopted must receive a ma
jority of all votes cast at the election.
The proprietor of a high-toned drink
ing saloon in New York signed the
pledge and then closed his dram shop.
On learning that a company of lads had
organized themselves into a temper
ance society, he went to them and gave
them snme of his experience as a rum
seller. "I sold liquor," said he, "eleven years
long enough for me to see the begin
ning and the end of its effect. I haye
seen a man take his first glass in my
place and afterwards find the grave of
a suicide. I have seen man after man,
wealthy and educated, come into my
saloon who cannot now buy a dinner.
I recall twenty customers, worth from
one to five thousand dollars, who ai'e
now without money and without
He warned the boys against entering
the saloon npon any pretext. He said
that he had seen a young fellow, a mem
ber of a temperance society, come in
with a friend and wait while he drank.
"No, no," he would say when asked to
drink, "I never touch it." Presently,
rather than seem churlish, he would
take a glass of cider or harmless lemon
ade. "The lemonade was nothing,"
said he, "but I knew how it would end.
The only safety, boys, for any one, no
matter how strong his resolutions, is
outside the door of the saloon."
Pat Flanigan's Logic.
"Patrick Flanigan," said the district
attorney one day in court, "stand up
and plead guilty or not guilty to the
charge the Commonwealth hath prefer
red against you."
When Pat complied with the polite
request thus made by the officer of the
law, the attorney proceeded to read
from a paper in his hand a very graphic
description of a certain transaction in
which Pat had been engaged a few days
"What say you? Are you guilty or
not guilty?" "asked the attorney.
"I'm not guilty of half thim things
you've read to me," said Pat, looking at
the court, "but I did have a bit of a row
last Saturday was a week; an' I dun no
just what I did, for you see I was stavin'
drunk on the meanest corn whisky yer
honor iver tasted."
"But, Patrick, we never taste it,"
said the judge, while a smile lurked in
ambush behind the grave judicial coun
"Sure, now, don't ye though?" said
Pat, with a look of mingled surprise
and incredulity "don't ye, though?
Well, then, ye ought to, jist once, to
know how it acts, and to know how to
pity a poor fellow that does. Sure yer
honor grants licenses, and how do ye
know the mischief yer doin' to honest
men like meself unless ye take a drink
now and thin, jist to see how it makes
a man behave hisself."
"Who gave you the liquor Patrick?"
asked the court, on a voyage of discov
ery. "Well, I donno vat's his name," said
Pat too honest to turn informant, while
a gleam of true native humor twinkled
in his eye. "But I know I seed a li
cense hangin' behind the bar. Ye see
Judge, I was wroughtin' for the city,
on the street, jist close by, an I was
dry, an' it was so handy I went in and
took a drink that ortent to have hurt a
baby, an' in tin seconds I was crazy
drunk, an I dreamt that I was at Don
nybrook fair, an' that's all I remember
till nixt mornin', wrhen I wras bordin' at
Sheriff Ryan's hotel."
"But," said the court, "you are charg
ed with perpetrating an aggravated as
sault and battery on Mr. S., the hotel
'Well, yer honor," said Pat, "if I
did, I only gin him back just what's in
11s own whiskv. an' if ver honor hadn t
give him that license I wouldn't 've bin
drunk; an' if I hadn't been drunk I
wouldn't have got into the fight; an' if
hadn't 've got into the fight I wouldn't
e bin here this mornin', onyhow."
This was a process of reasoning new
to the court. It was a self-evident
truth dressed in plain clothes, and
while the law was with the court, Pat
evidently had all the logic, and he here
summed up the mischief of the license
system in a few sentences.
Scores of men are made drunk every
day, just because it is so easy to obtain
lquor. Ihe law places it within the
reach of every man. On the streets of
our towns and cities are hung notices of
"Choice Liquors," "Cool Lager," "Ale"
and "fancy drinks," to tempt the labor
ing man to come in and spend for
strong drink the money that his family
needs for bread.
On the path he mustl walk to and
from his daily occupation, he sees those
temptations. The licensed saloon and
grog-shop afford him every facility to
become a drunkard. His appetite, re
newed and kept alive by indulgence,
urges him on. There is no obstacle in
his road to ruin; on tne otner hand, that
road is opened and made plain and easy
by the law. What wonder is it, then,
that the rum-shops flourish wThile the
families of the victims starve.
Have you a boy to spare? The saloon
must have boys or shut up shop. Can't
you find one? it is a great lactory and
unless it can have 2,000,000 from each
generation for raw material, some of
those factories must close up and the
operatives be thrown out upon a cold
world. 2,000,000 boys! One family out
ui eiciy ju ihusl" coiiLiiuuic a nov in
1 A 1 .1 1 T.,
oruer to Keep up tne supply. m you
help? Which of vour boys shall it be?
Are you a father? Have you eiveri
your snare to Keep up tne supply for
cms great pumic institution that is
helping pay your taxes and kindly
electing public ofheers for you? Have
you contributed a boy? If not, some
other family has had to give more than
its share, Are you selfish voting to
keep the saloon open to grind up boys
anu men uo notning to Keep up the sup
ply? Ponder these questions, ye voters
and answer them to God, to whom you
will one day give an account for votes
as well as tor prayers. Temperance
German millet seed at
Maxwell, Sharpe & Ross Co., -
Ringing Words from Sherman County
Editor Alliance: There appeared
a few weeks ago au article in the Xe-
braska State Journal under the caption
of "Burrows and the railroads." It is
not so much of a literary curiosity to
the people of the county as it would be
if the State Journal had not been in the
habit of publishing such abortions for
the past year. They prove nothing,
they mean nothing. They are evident
ly ashamed to sign their name and so
use a "nom de plume. " It is an estab
lished fact with us that any one whom
the Nebraska State Journal or its name
less correspondents attacks, is an honest
man. Its reputation is well established
on this line. And now instead of a
"republican" or any other honorable
appellation, they would as"republican"
says come down to "cold facts," it is
the opinion of a great majority of the
voters of Sherman county, their signa
ture would be "railroad tool," "capper"
The expression of Sherman county
will be found in the following resolu
tions, passed at our county convention,
held March 22r 1890.
Resolved, That we favor Attorney
General Leese's resolutions presented
to the state board of transportation to
lower Nebraska freight rates to the
That we condemn the course taken
by three of our state board of transpor
tation, and have no further use for
them in the administration of our laws.
That we have reason to believe the
Nebraska State Journal and all of the
same ilk are railroad publications.
Their sentiments misleading and their
editors railroad "cappers," and base
tools of corporations.
Ihatwebave noted the firm stand
taken by a great majority of the press
of Nebraska on the railroad question,
and approve their course.
lhat we view with alarm the sure de
cline of small farms in the United States
and the rapid increase of large landed
estates, and tuny believe it will ulti
mate, if continued, in the annihilation
of the middle class in our country.
That each Subordinate Alliance in
Sherman county be requested to ex.
press their opinion by vote in rela
tion to a general and systematic co
operation with our county agent in all
shipping business in the county.
J. M. Snyder,
M. H. Smith,
C H. King,
Just received another car of wire and
a car of nails at
Maxwell, Sharpe & Ross Co.,
The manager of the Alliance store at
Spring Ranche, in Clay county, writes
us as follows:
The Alliance store is doing a big busi
ness. Salt is coming in car-loads.' Lum
ber also, which finds ready sale The
business is such that the manager has to
keep, at times, three to five assistants
tieing up goods. The 10 per cent addi
tion to cost paid all expenses and a
dividend of 5 per cent was added to the
stock. The doubting ones are weaken
ing, and fur will llv this fall.
A. J. Okexdorff.
" Dehorn Your Calves."
The only SURE LIQIUD
DEHORNER. Makes no
sore. Heat, cold or tiies
1 10 not affect it. Five dol
lars tor any bottle that
fails if used as directed
on the bottle. Price by
mail postpaid 60 Cts.
Send stamp for Haaff's
New Free Book "Horns
and Spavins," Address,
II. II. HAAFF, Chicngo, Illinois.
... ., .U!liMA ,w
Imported and bred by L. F. BOSS, Iowa
City, la. The oldest herd In Iowa. The
best herds In England represented.
Come and see stock or send for circu
lar. Far") one mile Southeast of citv
Announcement by Alliance
The State Business Agent desires to say
that he now has a good Corn Planter, Lister
and Drill. A fine line of Buggies, Road Wa
gons and Carts at very low prices to Alliance
members. Also Plows, Harrows, Cultivators,
and most Implements needed by our people.
Samples Corner M and llth Sts., Lincoln.
J. W. HARTLEY, State Agent.
Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done.
123 South 12th St. (3m37) LINCOLN, NEB.
Your name neatly printed on one hundred
visiting cards with your photograph in one
corner tor one dollar. 1 nese photos are neat
ly finished -and as good as any cabinet size
picture you can get, and one hundred of them
costs you less than one-third the price of one
dozen crbinets that you get of any one else.
In ordering, send a cabinet photo or tintype
of vourself. which will be returned to you.
Write your name ana aaaress plain ana aa-
press all orders to
LINCOLN CaRD CO., Lincoln, Neb.
Mention the paper you saw this ad in when
CORN WANTED. Dr. A. P. Burrus will
make artificial teeth at the lowest rate for
corn until the first, of May. Bring in your
corn. Dr. Burrus has the reputation of mak
ing the finest artificial teeth in the west. The
plates are very lignt ana strong; ana leein 01
the finest quality. He has many sets made 20
years ago in Wisconsin doing good service to
day wltnout any repairs. ovw-
NURSERY STOCK AND SEEDS.
Write at once for our complete cata
logue and see how low we are
We are headquarters for Apple
Plum, Grapes, Small Fruits and Nur
sery Grown forest Tree Seedlings.
SIOUX CITY NURSERY AND
43ti Sioux City, Iowa.
, jBtB;!ihii)'ia'i'''Zi"'i't,ii.,i w.i pawllft
Harness ari Sailery
TEN CAR LOADS OF HARDWARE AT ONE TIME.
Not implements, wagons, &c, but Ten Car Loads of the very best makes that go to make
up a first clas8tiardware stock. We are in better shape to do a
than an? house in the state outside of Onratra.
nuu nm mBHe
Better Prices than any of our Competitors.
We have adopted" a sebedule of prices
ESPECIALLY FOR THE
As we are making wholesale pretensions and bur lanrolv. and from fl
6afely place your orders with us. We
in every instance, both as to prices and quality of good. Our stock consists in part of the
very best lines of Builders' Hardware; a complete line of Mechanics' Goods;
$5,000 in Bolts and Screws
alone. A large stock of Granite Iron Ware
Snecial Low Prices on StamDed and Pieced
Copper and Sheet Iron ware. Any orders
We unload to-day
1 CAR LOAD OF RARE WIRE AND NAILS.
Give us a trial; send us your wants; remember we have- received a train inad nf hard
ware inside of one month .
Yours Very Respectfully,
MAXWELL, SHARPE cfi ROSS CO.,
104 North 10th St., Lincoln, Ned.
1140 O Street.
ONE OF THE
Write for New
BOOTS AND SHOES
We carrv the LiARG-EST STOfiTT frm oil anfa
- - - f ' W UVX Vk?
ot trade of anv house west of Chinn n nnrf nnn
fill all orders by mail at
anyxnmg m tne nuj2i
WEBSTER & ROGERS
1043 O Street, Lincoln, Neb.
URLBUT So CO.,
GENTS' FURNISHING-GOODS, HATS & CAPS.
CORNER P AND TENTH STREETS, LINCOLN, NED. TERMS CASH.
10 per cent off will he allowed
hers the Farmers Alliance, xoliere they. may be known. Orders
by mail receive the same attention
present in person. A. Ilurlbut,
senior partner of HURLBUT & CANE, New York JOB
BERSIN CLOTHING, (samples may be seen at his of ice
with above firm.) whice gives
firms in the state in their line.
As we sell almost strictly for cash, we can
direct from the manufacturers. Can mnko
Tin warn. whn i
in that line will receive prompt attention.
F. W. H0HMAN,
Oldest and most complete Music
House in the state, display
ing leading and first-class
PIAtfOS and ORGANS.
A full line of Violins, Accordoons, and Mu
sical Merchandise. Sheet Music and Music
Dooks. Agent for celebrated makes of
Brass Instruments. The Alliance can save
from 15 to 30 per cent. Special Terms to
Clubs. Correspondence or a call solicited.
F. W. HOHMAN
April 15th. I
once. Write us for
J. M.O ItANTII AM,
Sam Corn aw,
J. M. Bknnett.
SALESMEN: D. C. (Shan) Paxron. Cat--le.
G. W. Jackson, Hogs.
MONEY FURNISHED TO RE
Reference: Any bank in Nebraska
Write us for any information to ltoom
9. Exchange DulldlH?, So. Omaha. 40tf
on all regular prices to mem
and prices as if the parties were
of HURLBUT 'tG CO., is the
this firm a prestige over alll
U ( J.
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