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THE FAKMJliRS ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATUBPAY, SEPT. 20, 1890.
NATIONAL FARMBRS' ALLIANCK.
President, H. L. Louoks,' Dakota.
Vice-President. John H. Powers. Nebraska,
wcretary, August Post, Moulton, Iowa.
Treasurer, J. J. Furlong, Minnesota,
lecturer, N. B. Ashby, Des Moines, Iowa.
NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE.
President, John H. Powers, Cornell,
ice President, Valentine Horn, Aurora. ,
fecretary-Treasurer, J. M. Thompson, Lincoln.
Lecturer, W. F. Wright, Johnson county.
Asst. lecturer, Xogan McReynolds, Fairfield.
Chaplain, lie v. J. 8. Edwards, Waboo. ,
Door keeper, D. W. Barr, Clay county.
Asst. door keeper, O. C. Underbill, Unadilla.
8eargent-at-arms, J. Billingsly, Shelton.
I, Burrows, chairman; B. F. Allen, Wabash;
J. W. Williams, Fi 1 ley; Albert Dickerson,
Litchfield; Frank H. Young, Custer.
Post Orncas at Lincoln, Neb., June 18, 1S8.
I hereby certify thatTHS 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
nade upon the books of this office. Valid
while the character
of the publication w
THE REPUBLICAN PLAN OF
WHEN THE BARREL IS TO BE
Alliance Men who Write Letters Against
the Independent Mavement will be
Known as Purchased Traitors.
Pass the Word along the Line.
While in the eastern part of Nebraska
a short time since, we met an old friend
who furnished us some valuable infor
mation as regards the tapping of the
"Republican Barrel." He told us that
he had recently attended a meeting of
the leaders of the party, and that it was
decided to "tap the barrel" about the
first of October. He informed us that
the proposition of hiring enough prom
inent members of the Alliance to cause
a stampede, was discussed with as much
brazen effrontery as the buying of hogs,
and that he listened to it until he could
stand it no longer, and got up and left
the gathering for the reason that, al
though a republican, he could not sanc
tion such an infamous proceeding. This
gentleman said he desired that every
Alliance in Nebraska should know the
plan of campaign mapped out by the
leaders, which is this:
About the first of October, money is
to be sent into every county with which
to buy from seven to ten prominent
Alliance men. After the purchase is
made they are to write letters for pub
lication about as follows:
October 7th, 1890.
Editor Journal: Dear Sir: I en
tered the Farmers' Alliance this spring
for the purpose of aiding in redressing
grievances which the farmers have to
suffer. At that time politics were kept
in the background. Later on our Alli
ances united, in favor of independent
political action, and I favored it myself.
But within the last two or three weeks
I have learned to my satisfaction that
the democratic element in the Alliances
Of Nebraska are firm in their determi
nation to secretly and quietly go to the
polls and vote for Boyd and the entire
democratic ticket. I am a republican,
and if this light has narrowed down to
a light between the republican and
democratic parties, I propose to vote
the republican ticket, and advise every
Alliance republican in the county and
State to do the same thing. I cannot
forget the democratic 'party was the
party of rebellion. It was the party of
Hobert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and
Jeff Davis!!! Treason is again on horse
back and in the saddle. Arouse! Shake
off your lethargy and rally around the
old party and the old flag, and let us
once more bury out of sight the rebel
democracy at the polls Nov. 4th, 1890.
Mr. Editor, in the interest of all that is
good and noble and grand in the history
of the past, publish this warning letter
and oblige, Joseph Sellout."
Letters something like the above are
to be procured from seven to ten Alli
ance men in every county in Nebraska.
It is thought this will have the effect of
causing a stampede to the republican
A 1 A mi . t m
ucKei. -tney are to oe paid tor in ac
cordance with the supposed influence
of the men writingthem. The price, it
was agreed, should be from $20 to $100.
In rare instances, in close counties,
where a very valuable man could be
bought, $.")00 was thought not to be too
high a price. Now, farmers of Nebras
ka, when any of your number publish
letters, similar to the above, you may
know they have been bought with a
price to betray you. Be on the alert,
watchful, vigilant and brave, and you
will win a glorious victory.
We are certain the foregoing is to be
the plan of campaign of the republicans,
unless its early exposure stops it. We
know it because we know our informant
told the truth, and was in a position to
know, himself, what was to be done.
He was too honorable to sanction such
a mode of wTarfare, and desired that
every Alliance in the State should be
warned of the proposed wholesale bri
bery to elect the republican ticket. Pass
this news along the line, and let every
voter in the State know what is to be
done to defeat justice. Kearney Courier.
NOTES ON SOME OF THE GRASSES
AT THE STATE FAIR.
By Chancellor Chas. E. Bessey, of the State
Editor Farmers' Alliance: I have
lately been looking over the collections
of wild grasses at the state fair, and de
sire to make the following notes upon
them at this time, promising to speak
more in detail in my next annual report
to the state board of agriculture next
The most commonly shown grass at
the fair was the Big Blue-Stem, (Andro
pogan provincialis,) a well known tall and
rather coarse grass, which has long been
a favorite with stock grow ers on account
of its nutritiousness and palatability. I
found it well spoken of by men from all
parts of the state. ' ' v.
Another very common grass, a species
of "Wild Rye (Etyhius 'canadensis,) ivrm
highly spoken of by many exhibitors. It
is without doubt a nutritious ! grass,-but
unfortunately it is subject to the attacks
of "a' poisonous ' fungus, Ergot, which
; sometimes makes it a dangerous food for
stock. Before cutting this grass for hay
the farmer ought to make a careful ex
amination, in order to satisfy . himself
that there as no Ergot in it. This Ergot
may be recognized; it is a hard black
grain about half an inch long and about
as thick ae a knitting needle, and occu
pying the place of the grain. Let it be
remembered that it is poisonous.
One of the most useful wild grasses is
the "Gramma," a short and slender
grass which sends up a delicate stem
bearing several heads about an inch
long standing almost at right angles to
the stem itself. The "heads are some
what hairy and bristly. Botanists give
this grass the name of Boutelona oligos
tachya. While it is a small grass in the
wild state it grew to the height of
eighteen to twenty inches upon the plats
of the Nebraska experiment station. I
am not yet prepared to say that it can
profitably be brought into cultivation,
but I think it well worthy of careful
trial. We may possibly be able to get a
good grass for the farms of the central
and western parts of the state by culti
vating this wild native.
A number of counties showed speci
mens of Buffalo grass (Buchloe dacty
loides,) probably one of the best grasses
on the plains for pasturage, although too
small for profitable use for hay. It is
doubtful whether it can be profitably
cultivated on account of the difficulty of i
getting seeds for sowing. That it will J
grow under cultivation I have proved
upon the station grounds where I have
had a small patch under observation for
several years. Although surrounded by
loose soil it has continued to spread from
year to year, taking firm hold of the
soil and making a good grow th of leaves
The western counties all show ed num
erous specimens of Wild Wheat-grass
(Agropyrum glacurn,) and all were out
spoken in its praise. There can be no
doubt as to its high value for hay in the
western portions of the state. In many
cases it is considered to be the all-important
grass of the high prairies and
plains. Little if any attempt has been
made to cultivate it, but I have no doubt
that it will yield to the control of the
farmer with great readiness.
In order to aid in the study of our
native grasses I will be glad to receive
specimens from any one in the state, or
upon the plains. Wrap them in a news
paper securely and send to me at the
State university, Lincoln.
A DASTARDLY OUTRAGE IN NUCKOLLS
An Alliance Refused the Use of a Bare
Room in an Old Court House.
Sheriff Worden Puts His Foot in It.
Nelson, Neb., Sept. 13, 1890.
Editor Farmers' Alliance: A
dastardly outrage was perpetrated upon
members of the Alliance this afternoon,
who met as a body of peaceable, law
abiding citizens, in a room with four
walls, divested of every article of fur
niture, where the county court had met
in days that are past. The meeting was
called to order by our worthy presi
dent, W. G. Bradley. The doors being
closed as in secret . session, Sheriff
Worden sneakingly tried to gain ad
mittance, whether by his own accord,
or instigated by a pettifogger or banker,
rumor sayeth not, only that we were
forbidden to hold our meeting jnside
those tour walls, with closed doors, by
this Sheriff Worden. The farmers, and
workingmen of Nebraska, the nobility
of the nation, law-abiding citizens,
peacefully adjourned to the opera
house, leaving the Anarchists, and their
tools, in full possession of the four
My loyal, patriotic, liberty-loving
native born American brothers, how do
you like this direct thrust at 3-our lib
erty? Also to my foreign born adopted
American citizens, loyal patriotic, liberty-loving
English, Scotch, Irish, Ger
man brothers, and other nationalities,
how do you like this insult to your lib
erty by the demagogues of this dyna
mite old party? Are you going to vote
again to return this corrupt rotten
party to power next November? They
are alone kept there by rum and boodle.
Brother farmers of Nebraska, it is
high time that we cast our votes for
the honest, loyal, brave, true and liber
ty loving men of our country, a nobler
type of manhood than what now make
om laws. Let this insult echo in clari
on sounds to every Alliance in the land.
John h. Hunt.
BOYCOTTING IN OLD TIMES.
Mr. Robert of Silver Creek, Merrick
county, Neb.,' has framed a copjT of the
"Boston Gazette and Country Journal,"
dated Monday, March 12, 1770. We
notice the following notices of the meet
ings of the people of that date. It is
seen that boycotting the enemy is no
new thing: "Voted that whereas John
Barnard and seven others of Boston and
three firms of Marlboro, do import
British goods contrary to agreement.
We therefore declare that we will not
buy the least article of any of said per
sons ourselves, or suffer any acting for
us or under us, to buy of them. Neither
will we buy of those that shall buy or ex
change any articles of goods with them.
Voted, That we. will not use any foreign
teas in our several families until the
reveuue acts are repealed. Voted, That
a committee of inspection be chosen to
make enquiry from time to time how far
these votes are complied with. Voted,
That a copy of these votes be transmit
ted to the committee of inspection in
On the fourth page is an account of
the . Boston massacre March 5, where
Samuel .Gray, Samuel Maverick. James
Caldwell, Crispus Attucks were slaught
ered by the British soldiers. Here fol
lows pictures of the four coffins: ;
lhese ,are line drawings of coffins
with the initials of the occupants and
death's head and cross-bones under
neath. At the close of the notice is the follow
ing: "Will the town take anv measures
that a public monument may be erected
on the spot where the late tragical scene
was acted, as a memento to posterity of
that horrid massacre, and the destructive
consequences of military trooDS beincr
quartered in a well regulated city?" The
whole " paper reminds us verv foreiblv
that history is again repeating itself at
this date one hundred and twenty years
later, ine greetl of gold is doing its
wotk now as men, ana tne .iinkerton
thugs of our country are a second edition
of British 'soldiers,-;,; State militia of the
several states are a part of the scheme
to - enslave, the people, and Pinkerton
thugs are employed to incite the people
to resistance as an excuse to call out the
militia, in order to show their power.
TO THE CHRISTIAN WOUEN OF NEBRASKA.
Came Up to the Help of the Lord Against
The Duty of the Hour.
BY MRS. J. T. JCELLIE.
Haktweix, Neb., Sept. 13, 1890.
Nebraska is passing through a great
struggle for freedom. She demands
freedom from corporate rule, freedom
froiri the party lash. She wants labor
to have equal rights with capital. She
wants the parts of the state constitution
and the state laves made in favor of the
people of the state to be enforced, as
well as those in favor of capitalists. She
demands that our legislators shall cease
to perjure themselves, J and "shall pass
laics to correct abuses' and prevent un
just discrimination and extortion in all
charges of express, telegraph and rail
road companies in this state, and enforce
such laws by - adequate penalties to the
extent, if necessary, for that purpose,
of forfeiture of their property and fran
chises. " Art. XI, sec. 7 of state con
stitution. ;Every legislature has sworn
to do that since the state was organized,
and every one has perjured itself by not
doing so; and the result is seen in the
thousands of farms which have been
forfeited for want of such laws. The
full extent of misery which our ' legis
lators are responsible for the dav of
judgment alone will reveal. But we
now know the blood of thousands of
overworked men and women is on their
heads men and . women . who have
worked as never a slave was worked,
trying to keep a home for their children.
I beg you to look around and you can
not tail to see the results which have
come from this negligence. In fifteen
years residence among the farmers
here in a favored portion of the state, I
know of but one old resident who has
not been forced to mortgage, and he
was not because he left his debtors in
the cold. I know of suicides committed
and murders as well, and men driven
insane from desperation who under our
constitution well enforced would be
living in free and happy homes to-day.
Add to this those who have been driven
to saloons and drunkenness by despair,
the thousands of children grown up in
ignorance because forced to stay home
from school to work, as farming would
not pay the wages of hired hands, when
with just rates of transportation every
farmer in Nebraska would have grown
prosperous and rich. See the general
feeling of injustice and impiety pervad
ing the working class of the state, lead
ing to anarchy, death, insanity or God
alone knows what, and you cannot but
agree with me that there is a heavy
mark of Cain upon each legislator's
I beg of you to study this subject. Do
not be scared out with a cry of "women
must not meddle in politics." This is
not politics -it is religion. When the
laws of our land run contrary to the
laws of God it is time for every
one interested in religion to inter
fere. I beg you to study the law
of God in reference to interest
on money, and see how it coincides
with the laws of Neb. One christian (?)
woman told me the Bible was oldfash
ionea, and could not be taken now as a
guide on that subject. But I have
studied the subject for years and I know
a.? a . , m 1 1 1
lit is no use 10 pray J.ny Kingdom come"
witn our present system of usury and
interest slaves. Satan has ruled this
world long enough, and christian men
and women must make their influence
felt by law, or God's kingdom will never
come on earth. Every year sees a less
value put on human rights and human
lives, and more value given to money.
You can do nothing by moral suasion.
You can do nothing in the church at
present, except to educate it up to the
Bible standard; for the churches are
built and supported by shylocks. She
has had the power for years, and now
has it, to right these wrongs; but to
every cry of distress, instead of trying
to obtain justice for the toilers she
recommends charity. Had the toilers of
the world justice,charity would seldom,
sometimes 1 think never, be demanded.
No, we must get into societies orga
nized for the purpose of righting these
wrongs. Jroremostand most noble of
all I recommend the Knights of Labor,
then the Nationalists or the Farmers'
Alliance, all however are working to
ward the same end, "to make industrial
and moral worth, not wealth, the true
standard of individual and national
greatness." Shall the christian women
of the state stand aloof and not join in
the great struggle? No! They need
our helping hand. There is a revolu
tion close at hand, and whether it comes
by ballots or bullets depends greatly
upon our influence. We cannot evade
the responsibility- We can give our
assistance and help them obtain justice
by law, or we can sit supinely by and
see them defeated and obliged to resert
to force. Which shall it be?
A NUT FOR HENRY GEORGE.
Mr. George and his adherents claim
that the single tax on land values can
not be shifted, meaning by this, we sup
pose, that the burden of that tax would
fall upon the landlord that he alone
would have it to pay and that it would
impose no burden upon the actual pro
ducer. If thev do not mean this we
would like to know what they do mean.
Now, we wish to suppose a case. A
city lady having no income but her
rent owns a block of buildings and the
the land upon which they stand. The
single tax is adopted, and she is inform
ed that the land is taxed at its full val
ue. In this case the rental value of the
buildings alone remain to her. But in
order to retain possession of these and
enjoy their income she must see that
the land tax is paid, though she has no
money to pay it. The nut we want
cracked is thisi Who will pay this
Roosting on the Safety Valve.
Secretary Windom relieves the string
ency in Wall street and the embarrass
ment of the importers by ordering the
purchase of $16,000,000 of four per cent
bonds. No price named. That is left
to the bondholders. But the secretary
says it will take about $20,000,000 to buy
these bonds. , This would make about
20 per cent premium, the interest to
maturity being paid. .'' -
The eastern gentlemen who f own the
bonds also own the mortgages on the
western farms. - A proposition by Mr.
Windom to relieve the farmers of a
stringency would be" met by those' men
with a cry of holy horror: ' - ;
it a t C - - o o
V MORE POPULAR .EVERY DAY '
The Madison Reporter says; a ?.-.-
The people's candidate for crovernor
is getting more popular every day.
yuv, yuuu 11. rowers is not naa.. ..Every
honest Voter can, vote for him with1 all
assurance that he will be true to 'the
best interests of the people. r, r
Written forTHZ AmJAKCB by Mrs. J.T. Kellie
' ' r; Our John
Tune Weevilly Wheat.
John Thurston is a railroad man.
As such he is a dandy;
He gives the fanners good advice
Whenever it comes handy.
Chorus. . ".-
Oar John he does the farmers love,
Although he works for boodle
They ought to take his good advice
And still sing Yankee Doodle.
He says if we Van Wyck had run
In place of Farmer Powers,
Van Wyck. would just have made things
And victory been ours.
Our John twelve thousand gets a year,
To work against the people.
The while he says his love for them
fc Is higher than a steeple.
Our John he loves the bloody shirt,
And often sings its praises,
And each advance of railroad freights
Beneath its folds he raises.
English capitalists are coming over
here in large numbers to enjoy the
blessings of our protective tariff and
other class legislation. The British
government does not guarantee them
igh prices and excessive profits by
protecting them against foreign compe
tition. Under its free trade policy they
have to take their chances with the rest
of the world. They have no control of
the home market and no power to levy
taxes on consumers in the shape of
prices advanced far above a normal
rate. In. short, they have no such
"soft thing" as the American manufact
urers. There is nothing, however, to
hinder them from coming over here and
catching on with the latter, and this is
what they are doing. In spite of the
proud boast that protection is an Amer
ican system designed to protect and
foster American industry and labor, it
is open to any foreigner who cares to
come over here and enjoy its advantage.
It is proving a good thing for the
Englishmen. They have got their hands
into about everything that pays big
profits already, and they are about to
sweep up $27,000,000 worth of the silver
mines of Colorado. The situation is a
serious one for protectionists, whose
system owes much to national jealousy
and is supposed to represent that intense
Americanism which cut so large a figure
in the last presidential campaign. The
battle cry "protection to home industry"
will fail to stir the bosom of the patriot
when he looks round him and sees so
many "home industries" in the hands of
blawsted Englishmen . World-Herald.
HON. O. M. KEM AT RUSHVILLE.
Editor Alliance: O. M. Kem spoke
about two and a half hours in the court
house here to-day to a fair sized audi
ence of attentive and earnest listeners,
composed mostly of farmers and farm
er's wives, with a slight sprinkling of
business men of this place. Mr. Kem
was in ' an excellent mood and made a
favorable impression on all who were
fortunate enough to hear him. He dis.
cussed the leading questions of the cam
paign in a most logical ana convincing
manner, and showed that his acquam
tance with public questions is sufficient
to qualify him in an eminent degree to
efficiently represent the peeple of the
third district in congress.
" The best speech ever heard in this
place " was the common remark, and
the independents are more than proud
of their congressional candidate whom
they have seen and heard to-day. All
enthusiastically assert that Kem is the
right man to send to congress, and if he
can be kept in the field and speaking to
good audiences till the 4th of Nov. he
will be elected by a good round ma
jority. L. P. Cummins.
Judge McKeighan, the next congress
man from the Second district, is a good
story teller as well as an orator; and
the best of all the judge's stories are
original. He can also deal some decid
edly hard blows by a very homely illus
tration. Several months ago, Rosey,
Harlan, Dan Netleton & Co. held their
"anti-monopoly republican conventiou,"
concerning which so much was said be
fore its session and so little subsequent
to its adjournment. While that conven
tion was in session McKeighan happened
in Hastings, and meeting R. O. Batty on
the street, inquired: "Batty, do you
know what Rosey, Harlan and Nettle
ton remind me of in these convulsive
"Give it up," said Batty.
"These fellows," said McKeighan,.
"are to the republican party exactly
what the billy goat is to the livery sta
ble they are expected to kick up just
enough stink to keep the other animals
O. M. KEM AND THE STATE TICKET
ENDORSED IN NANCE COUNTY.
At the Nance county Farmers Alliance
held in Fullerton, September 6, the fol
lowing resolution was unanimously
Besotted, That we regard with satis
faction the uprising of the people in an
independent movement which aims to
place in office men from the ranks of the
producers, and especially from the farm
ers, who are the principal producers of
this state. We heartily endorse the en
tire state tieket put in nomination by the
independent people's state convention.
We especially endorse the nomination of
O. M. Kem for congress ; as being the
selection of the Aliiance and other labor
organizations. E. B. Spackmau,
Secretary County Allianee.
MEETING IN HITCHCOCK COUNTY.
Hon. W. A. McKieghan to speak.
Hon." W. A. McKeighan. will speak in
Hitchcock county at Cleaven's., errove.
seven miles north of ' Culbertson, on
October ; 1, at 1 o'clock p.m. We are
.'.. . . -.
going 10 nave a iarmers picnic ana a
big time . is expected. Other speakers
win be there. W. Jf. Filbert.
1 1 , An Alliance Lady as an Editor.
Alliance 911 can boast that their sec
retary, Mrs. Daniel Jones, is the only
woman in .Nebraska? that J has been
A. 1 - . 1 ' ' 1 . ....
eranieu' uie privilege oi editing a po
litical column ior tne ' Alliance and
grancre in4 three newspapers. ? And in
behalf of many . farmers we thank the
Fremont Tribune, TremonV fferala and
Worth Bend Star for allowing us space
in their columns, and hope Mrs. Jones
will persevere in her good work.
, J XX 3 ! ," Member Alliance 911.
r v Alliance Sewing Machines,
State Agent Hartley fe now' prepared
lo furnish a first class Sewing Machines,
mcely finished, five drawers, with all
the latest improvement. Pricev t2D,
z. o. d. at Lincoln. 5t ttf.:
A Denartment fnr TTnTT.o and Fireside. Edited
by Mrs. S. C. O. Upton.
' "The corner
stone of the Republic is the
- Who Wins? ,
Who wins in the long race of life?
Who wears the wreath from fields of strife?
Whose courage falls not, storm or calm?
Who never falls to bear the palm?
Who brings bright honor from the field?
As Spartan youths brought back their shield?
Tis he who aims a steady dart.
Who yields the cause a flrm.-true heart.
Who fails when nations count their treasure.
To stand the test of manhood's measure?
Who shows the war-waked storm of wrath.
And stands today in progress, path?
In counting o'er the hostile list
Of friends and foes whose name is missed?
Half hearted men whom all deride.
Claiming and claimed for by neither side.
These faiL . .
By whole-souled men, the work is won
Whose hands and hearts impel It on;
Whose mind of depth and will of might
Deems every question wrong or right;
Who'll never an atom of principle yield.
While right has friends or wrong a shield:
For them the golden moments wait.
Tis these who pluck bright fame from fate.
.These win. .
He wins who gives his work his heart.
He fails who plays the half-way part.
Be men, and show your colors now;
Write friend or foe upon your brow.
No half-way plan e'er won the way
In issues grand like these to day.
There never was but one way right.
For that declare and for it fight.
By Mrs. S. M. Hartough.
Walter Harris has been arrested for
That was the word passing from
mouth to mouth everywhere in our
small town of L . And I think never
was the news more unwelcome or un
expected; for Walter Harris was consid
ered a model young man, and was the
pride of many warm friends; and how
he could have fallen was incomprehen
sible. Reared in a Christian home by
Christian parents, brought up in the
Sabbath school and with every influence
for good, it was, indeed, hard to believe
him guilty of such a grave crime. ,
His friends refused to credit the tale.
His parent hastened . to the city where
he was imprisoned to effect his release,
scarcely believing that it could be true
that he was in jail, much less that he
was guilty of the charge mentioned.
So, while all is excitement, rumors 1 1
every kind are in circulation, let us go
back and review the life of this unfortu
nate young man. I believe that I am
the only one in town that is not shocked.
But I only wonder it did not happen
sooner. I am a seamstress, and for
years have had the secrets of some of
the families of L in my heart, and
many things that surprise and shock the
community are not unexpected to me.
I remember little Walter as a blight,
frank, interesting child; one who shrank
from falsehood and dishonesty as the
lamb shrinks from the wolf. "How did
he get into bad company," do you ask?
Why, he was born ana bred in dis
honesty! Don't shrink. It is true. . Let
me narrate some facts that eame under
my observation. One day, I remember,
he was told to go to a neighboring store
to make a small purchase. His mother
f;ave him the money with which to pay
or the article, and the happy child went
about his errand, soon returning and
giving into his mother's hands the pur
chase and the change.
' 'Why, Walter '."exclaimed the mother,
"you have more money than you started
with. Did Mr. give you this?"
4 'Yes. ma'am," answered the child,
"isn't it all right mamma?"
' "Of course its all right. If Mr.
makes mistakes he must be the loser."
and the mother put the money in her
purse and gave a little nod of gratifica
tion to me.
"I ought to take it back, mamma?"
said the bewildered boy. And the mo
ther laughed again, as she returned a
flippant answer. Did the child compre
hend the act?
Not long after this incident another
occurred. We three Walter, his mo
ther and I were passing a grocery
store. A basket of tine pears was on
exhibition outside and we stopped to
admire. Imagine my surprise after we
had passed the store to see Mrs. Harris
with a pear. Wilter saw it too, and
with childish curiosity and eagerness
began to question his mother.
"Did you buy some pears, mamma?"
"Did the man give it to you?"
"Here, take a piece and run on
ahead," then turning to me, said Mrs.
Harris, "I didn't mean that Walter
should sco that pear. I took it as we
passed. I often do, but he is such a
keen one, 1 shall nave to be more care
On another occasion the pennies in
his little bank were missing His grief
and indignation at the discovery were
very great, ana ne at once cnargea ine
servant with the then, lo clear Her
self, the servant informed him that she
saw his mother take them. Scarcely
believing her word, he hastened into
. 1 !.L 1 " I 1 1 1
ine sewing room, : wiia ms iuue iace
aflame with indignation told his mamma
of his loss and the servant's charge. , .
"You didn't do it, did you mamma?"
"Yes, dear," she answered with red
dening cheeks, "I took them one day
when I needed some change. Of course
I intend, to replace them, my dear."
"But mamma, isn't that stealing, just
"Some times it is," she answered hesi
tatingly. "But I intended to put it back
before you should discover it, and put
in hve cents more than 1 tOOK out, for
interest, you know. Won't that do?"
"O, I s'pose sb," replied Uhe child.
And so it was done the next day. '
As the years went by and Walter
grew out oi chiiahooa and dresses, his
frank, conscientious nature was chang
ed, bull the educating influence went
on. if the milkman gave, in mistake,
an extra ticket, ' or the monthly bills
showed some article omitted, Mrs. Har
ris would say with great satisfaction,
"It is their lookout, not mine.- v
"But mamma," said Walter, ""if the
mistake was the other way, if he had
charged you with something you never
bought wouldn't you tell him ?"
"Of "course I should,"' she1 replied
gaily. "Here you may 1 have the extra
dime to buy some ice cream' as you
wished to do this morning." 'And thus
the boy became particeps criminis unwit-
tiDgly. ' 1 " ' ' u
And so the education went on in the
boy's heart and life.' Such a training
would corrupt any boy Now, as I sit
and hear the foot steps of the neighbors
as they go about the Harris mansion
and hear their expressed words of won
derment and sympathy, I cannot but
thin& of these .words, ' w natsoever .a
man soweth that he shall also reap.
Mrs. Harris is gathering in her harvest
God help us mothers to be watchful
of our little acts, for, the eyes of our
children, are upon ua. ;
MONTGOMERY BLOCK, 206 S. 11th St.,
Near Cor. of N. and 11th 8ts.. ODDOBite Alliance Headauarters. Olnvoi and Mittna Man.
ufactured and sold Cheaper than any place In
ZPatroniz Home Industry.
Established 7 Years. v REUEUBER THE REMOVAL.
This beautiful rocker, in an
tlqe oak. retails for $4.50. We
will seno it by freight, secure
ly packed, for ten new names
at f 1.00 per year.
A SPECIAL PRIVATE PRE
MIUM FOR THE LARGEST
CLUB BY NOVEMBER 1ST
We have received the follow
ing offer of a private premium
from some weii-snown Dreea
ers of thorough-bred hogs for
the largest club of campaign
subscribers sent to this office
by Nov. 1st. Tbe letter was
accompanied by a good list:
Kiarnky. Neb.. Aug. 1890.
Editor Farmers' alliancb:
have taken a few subscrip
tions for the Alliance, and 1
find that every subscriber Is
soon converted into an Alli
ance worker after reading l hk
Farmers' Alliance a few
times. Therefore we will make
the following proposition ; To
the largest club raiser for The
Farmers' Alliance to Janu
ary 1st, 1891, at ) cts. each, we
will give one Poland China
Boar Pig, eligible to record,
worth at least fl5.00,(farrowed
in ADril.) The time in which
the club is to be raised is from
now to Nov. 1st"! '90, and we
will leave it to Bro. Burrows
to decide who is entitled to
the pig, and to notify us and
the lucky man.
Names will be received on
the above premium at any
time; bnt persons intending
to compete for It should no
tify us with the first list sent
in. Any reduction on ciud
rates hereafter made will ex
tend to all alike. Editor Al
BARB WIRE IN CAR LOTS.
TINWARE, JOBIIER'S PRICES,
GASOLINE STOVES, " "
ICE CREAM FREEZERS, "
BOLTS AND SCREWS,
Special prices to the Alliance. All ordero
sent us by mail will have careful and prompt
MAXWELL, SHARPE& B0S8 CO.
1140. O Street.
THE BIGGEST. CHEAPEST
Ana MOST RELIABLE place to buy CAK-
PETS, RUGS, MATS. OIL CLOTH and
WINDOW SHADES, will be found at the
C. C. CARPET CO..
14tf Exposition Building.
ALLIANCE SONG BOOK.
Sister Olm stead has just issued a new Alli
ance Song Book, "The Alliance Nightingale,"
containing' songs suitable fer opening and
closing' Alliance meetings, for picnics, funer
als, and a few campaign songs. Every Sub
Alliance and county Alliance should have
them . Price, 10 cents each, or 1 per dozen.
Address, Mrs. Fixkencb Olmsteau, Doug
lass, Kansas. Iml4
A ROBBER OR THIEF
Is better than the lying scale agent who tells yom
as gospel truth that tbe
Jones' $60. 5 Ton Wagon Scale
Is not a standard scale, and equal to any made.
tut iree dook ana price ust, aaaress
Jones of Blnghamton, Binghamton, N.Y.
M'KEIGHA N ENDORSED AT HOME
The Alliance of Webster county, the
home of Judge McKeighan, met last
week 120 strong and unanimously
passed the following resolutions:
Whereas, The private hie and char
acter of Hon. Judge McKeighan, the
independent candidate for congress in
the second congressional district of Ne
braska, has been assailed by the repub
lican press and by political, henchmen
and hirlings, who charge him with
fraud, corruption and malfeasance in
a Whereas, The opponents of th e in
dependent movement refuse to meet
McKeighan as man and man and thus
as gentlemen discuss public instead of
private matters; therefore be it
Resolved, That this, the Webster coun
ty Alliance convention assembled - at
Blue Hill Saturday, August 30, 1890, do
hereby denounce such an unwarranted
course and denounce the charges
brought against our candidate, McKeig
han, as false "and malicious and
brought forward' as the' only
means or , method of . attempt
ing to defeat him, and further we. the
members of the said convention, do
earnestly endorse and ratify the nomi
nation of said McKeighan and challenge
monopolistic sharks, the common enemy
of the , farmers and labonne men. to
substantiate the chareres preferred
against our congressional leader, Mc-
OFT he Chicago zffe raid hgures out
the death rate in a thousand in New
York to be 22,69; in Philadelphia, 20.82;
in Brooklyn, ' 23.76; in Chicago, 17.44.
It didn't state that nobody Btays in Chi
cago any longer than he is obliged to
Onlyu17.44 people in a thousand stay
there long enough to die. i- i,
FOR THE ALLIANCE.
NAILS IN CAR LOTS.
IN SUITABLE LOTS.
10th STREET, LINCOLN.
F. W. HOHMAN,
Oldest and most complete Music
House in the state, display
ing lealing and first-class
PIAJJOS and ORGANS.
A full line of Violins, Accordeons, and Mu
sical Merchandise. Sheet Music and Muil
Books. Agent for celebrated makes of
Brass Instruments. The Alliance can save
from 15 to 20 per cent. Special Terms to
Clubs. Correspondence or a call solicited
F. IK HOHMAN.
Great Western Feed Steamer
and Tank Heater.
Cocks one to three barrels feed at one nUlnir.
Fire box surrounded with water on tp ant
sides. Any kind of fuel. Easily manairfd and
cleaned as a box stove. Send for Circulars.
Agents wanted. 110VEE H. M. CO.
lit Tama, Iowa.
Having sold my farm, I will sell at public
auction at my place 8 1-2 miles due south of
Capitol building, on
Tuesday, Sept. 23,
all of my stock, implements, a lot of hay and
household goods, as follows:
40 Steers, 20 Cows and Calves,
8 Head Horses and colts.
Plows, Harrows, Wagons, Buggies, Harnesa
and everything fovnd on a well-equipped
TERMS: Twelve months's time,
at 8 per eent.
K.. 323. B-AJECER.
' The Sappressed Political Bombshell
Our Republican Monarchy.
An Unsparing Arraignment of the Polltico
Capitallstio Machinery which has corrupted
our free institutions and prostituted the Re
public to the aristocratic forms and indus
trial slaveries or sionarcniai isurope.
We want all our subscribers to read Our
Republican Monarchy.' This book is a scath
ing portrayal of the monstrously unequal and
unjust conditions now existing in the United
8tatea, stated as the author says "with plain
ness, that the people may understand it." J
Burrows in Th Farmers' alliasck. June
7, 1890, i ,
"The most startling political pamphlet of
the day which every citizen should read "
Hon. James B. Weaver, of Iowa.
Price 25 cents, sent post-paid from this of.
flee. Or, we will send Tn Alliance one
year and the book for 11.10.
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