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"Written for The Farmers Alliance.
The American Star.
BY W. H. ACKLAND.
(tine strike the bold anthem, the wardogs are
Already they eagerly snuff up their prey;
The red clouds of war o'er our forests are
Soft pence spreads her wings and is flying
The infants, affrighted, cling close to th-ir
The youths grasp their swords, for the com
While beauty weeps, father and lover
All rush to defend the American Star.
ftai blow the shrill bugle, the loud drums
The dread rifle sieze, let the deep cannon
Wo heart of pale fear or faint doubting be
No slave's hostile foot leave a print on our
fhall mothers, wives, daughters and sisters
Insulted by ruffians, be draeged to despair?
h nol From his crag the proud eagle comes
And waves to the brave the American star.
The spirits of Washington, Warren, Montgom
ery an Lincoln
t Look down from the clouds with bright as
fine.' soldiers, a tear and a toast to their
Rejoicing they'll see us as they once have
To us the high boon by the gods has been
To spread the glad tidings of liberty far
Let millions invade us, we meet them un
And conquer or die by the American star.
Tour ban?s then dear comrades round liber
United we swear by the souls of the brave;
Kot one from the btrong resolution thai I fa'ter,
Te I've independent, or sink in the grave.
Then freemen, fill up lol the striped ban
The heaven born bird screams through the
Beneath her oppression and tyranny dying
Success to the beaming American star.
CLIPPINGS FROM THE LINCOLN
Bro. Calhoun of the Lincoln Herald
says some very good things, and says
them as well as any living man could do
it. He has earned the condemnation of
of the State Journal, which will raise
him several notches in the esteem of the
citizens of Lincoln. We select the fol
lowing from his editorial pace, which
i as bright a one as can be found in this
John M. Thurston, the Union Pacific
lawyer, made a plea for his party at the
opera house Thursday night. All the
railroad lawyers happen to be republi-
And let us add distinguished criminal
lawyers. To open this campaign they
sent out Mason, Watson, Thurston, et al.
All right, criminal cases need criminal
The sleepy old Journal published a
silly slanderous dispatch about Burrows
and got into trouble. No use to try vil
lification and lies on the farmer's move
ment. It has come to stay.
Our esteemed friend, the editor of the
Journal, is fighting the war over again,
but he is, unlike most fellows, doing it
precisely as he originally fought it at a
desk, with a pen a nd with the emolu
ments tilling up the foreground,
C Yes! Aud the men he and the other
sappers are fighting are the very ones
that made the war a success. If he will
eall at this office we will show him as
good a soldier record as any in the state.
When a democratic assistant sergeant-at-arms
of the house stole some money
he skipped the country. When a repub
lican postmaster of the same body did
the same thing he stayed quietly at
home and brazened it out. His party
friends, he knew, would protect him at
Hdelicit Quay. He keeps the boodle
and takes the abuse, and none of his as
sociates dare call him down because
they have all had a slice of the same
And now they have looked up Dor
sey's war record. He was only a com
missary clerk, never fired a musket,
never marched in the mud or dust,
never saw a nattle. But when the war
ended he was rich enough to come out
west and go to lending money at 5 per
ent a month.
The Bee says. " Harlan is a man 'with
a spotless record." Somebody tried to
eall its attention to that $500 check for
gulling the people of York into voting
railroad bonds. The labor was wasted.
To an editor who has just pocketed
$50,000 on the pretense of beating pro
hibition, such a little tiling as $500 does
not reach the dignity of a spot.
For outright, downright, cold-blooded
ampaign lying that lusty old phariseeof
a paper printed at if and Winth is withj-
out a peer, in every word and every
syllable it lies by implication and it lies
directly; it lies purposely and knowingly
and maliciously, it lies to pay for a post
office appointment bestowed upon it
with the understanding that it would lie
So far as the eyes of this journal have
been able to pierce the dust and gloom
of the conflict, not a solitary independ
ent voter has followed the distincruished
Mr. VanWyck in compulsory flight into
tne oosom oi the , republican party
Every day becomes more firmly estab
, fished that cold and chilling truth that
r 1 1 ..
uoue oi us are inaispensaoie. w hen a
statesman can be fired bodily out of one
party into another without leavintr
hole at the point from which he departs
or creating a dent where he lights, it
seems to look as though' the common,
plain, every day citizen was beginning
to feel his oats. V.
The big morning paper indulges in a
squeal that could be heard for mites.
One Bulldozer Polk, an ex-confederate
colonel per chance, president of a farm
er's something or other away down
south, has issued a circular containing a
recommendation that members of the
order patronize only such papers as are
in accordance with its political action.
It so happens that the papers affected
are those which the Journal has hereto
fore held up to scorn and execration as
rebel democratic sheets, fit only for a
fate by comparison with which that of
Sodom and Gomorrah was a pleasant
But that makes no difference to our
agonized eotemporary. It joked Polk
of Tennessee and Burrows together, in
its mind, and lashed the phantom of its
own creation with tne voiuonity 01 a
fishwife and the enegy of dispair.
JSow the truth is that Burrows and tne
Farmers' Alliance of Nebraska and Kan
sas have no connection with Polk and
his executive council and their war on
certain classes of democratic papers
down south. The assertion that the
' order " has been issued to the farmers
of Nebraska and disobeyed uy them is
the thinnest and silliest of falsehoods.
The column of squeal, rant aud sophis
try is uncalled for, and is merely inten
ded to raise a smoke to cover the
buying of votes, which will now begin
and proceed with the usual skill and dis
patch until the polls close.
THE ALLIANCES IN LINE.
A GRAND DAY AT CENTRAL CITY.
Hon. . John H.
From the Merrick County Republican.
At break of day on Wednesday the 22,
the people throughout the country were
astir, aud the unusual activity mani
fested throughout the county, indicated
this day was one on which all eyes had
been centered for some time.
The sun rose bright and clear, and a
gentle breeze fanned the heated brow
of the laborer and producer, as he mar
ched the streets in honor of the cause
The procession was one vast sea of
flags and banners.
It is estimated that fully 5,000 people
were on the grounds.
We give below a partial list of the
banners carried in the procession. And
it may be said to their credit that there
was not an inappropriate oue in the en
"Prairie Creek Alliance, In thing
esseutial. Unity," "Lone Star Alliance,
No. 1645, J. H. Powers O. M. Kern."
Hopewell Alliance No. 685."" Mead
Alliance," on which was paiuted a very
appropriate picture of a farmer stand
ing ou oue side of a stalk of coru while
nothing but leaves pointed in his direc
tion, and on the other was the bloated
bondholder stretching forth his hand to
receive the ear. "Clarks Alliance."
Archer Al liauce." " Pleasant Hil I Al
liauce, Live aud Let Live." ' A broom
labled A cleau sweep." ' I am con
verted, L will vote for freedom." This
should be a government of, by and for
the people." A wooden pig hoisted on a
pole "To be slaughtered Nov 4th."
"To the g. o. p. we bid you adieu. We
will vote the people's ticket, but never
again for you" "Here goes for re
form A red, white and - blue ball, so
constructed as to turn by means of a
belt, above which was printed: "Keep
the ball rolling for the independent
ticket." A genuine porker above which
was displayed " 1 am to pay interest
with,' and below "Money can'j; buy
me," " We propose to down all mono
polies and corruptions of the ballot
box." A wagon loaded with barrels
supposed to contain whisky, the driver
sitting astride of one, above which was
inscribed on a banner, "Rosewater
buyiug votes with whiskey," with a
large red rose on too "Victory in the
sweet oye and eye, encircled Dy a
wreath of evergreens and never fading
flowers, the haudiwork of Mrs. A. N.
Wood, aud Mrs Ed. King of West Lone
tree. " uur UDerty we prize and our
rights we will maintain." "In union
there is strength." " Dorsey's trot
ters," represented Dy two very poor
horses, one hitched to a- sulky and the
other leading behind. "$60,000, Dor
sey's P. O. at Fremont, Neb., and the
baiauce for campaign purposes."
Archer band f urui&hed some fine mu
sic for the occasion.
After dinner the mighty throng was
called to order by Chairman Iressler,
and Geo. Wells being chosen to repre
sent the people in an address of wel
come to Mr. Powers, put the people in
a good humor by some of his very
laughable anecdotes and expressions.
Judge iressler then introduced Hon
J. H. rowers, the governor that is to
be, who spoke in a very entertaining
manner ior nearly two cnours. ZZ.
ctooer snu win ne a long remem-
Dered day by the thousands who par
ticipated in and witnessed its grand
JNever in the history of the county
has there been a demonstration equal
to this. It proclaimed louder than
words can express that workincrnien
and farmers are in earnest as never be
fore. Here in this county aswell as in
the state, this demonstration will prove
a revelation to the dominant party that
there are stirring times in Nebraska
politics this fall, and that the people
have awakened to a true knowledge of
their situation, . z -r
If this is an omen of the result f on
Nov. 4thjp!jen we wiil surely be re
deemed from monopoly rule.
U. of A.
143, C. M. I.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 16. 1890 ft
iPAereas, It has come to our knowl
edge that the majority of the political
parties are purchasing their cigars
abroad; therefore be it
Resolved, That we recommond all
succh parties and candidates not pat
ronizing home industries tosolicit their
votes from the same source; and also
recommend all cigar makers through
out the state to act likewise, and for in
formation inquire of Recording Secre
tary, Union 143, Box 740, Lincoln, Neb.
Geo. Ostebbrink, Pres.
Cbas. Klos, Sec'y.
The independent party, state and
county, purchases union made cigars
only and pay their bills, not askimg the
dealers to carry their accounts one or
THT CH1SISE CO?DWIN'R.
He Make Qnr Shorn and Knowi Ilew te
Chargff for Thm.
There are shoemakers and shoe-
makers in town, but about the most
unique araon;' them all, says the N. Y.
Mail- and Express; U the Chinese cobler
who makes and mends soles and up-
ers for the business men of. China
Formerly most of the shoes worn by
the Chinamen came from China, or at
east from San Francisco. Latterly,
however, a local industrv has been
established, and despite the fact that
many Chinamen are falling into the
tialiit of wearing the barbarous foot
gear of the Caucusian it ii flourishing.
To the average perou the shoes
rorn by the Chinesa are verv clumsy
affairs. John himself does not think
o. and he backs up his opinions in
good hard cash. He has to pay pretty
well, too, for his footgear. Ihere are,
of course several kiuds of footgear of
varying qualities. The shoemaker of
Chinatown makes for the humble em
ploye ia a laundry a sh e with rather
coarse cloth uppers. The sole is made
91 heavy felt, carefully sewed in lavem
until it becomes an inch and more
Tnis he covers with a thick white
lubstance resembling" paint, the merit
of which is to be found n the fact that
it repels water and makes the shoe
ook quite snick and span for a time.
For this shoe he charges from $2 to
3. Ou other shoes feather soles are
placed. . Leather is more used here
than in China for the making of these
inoes, for leather is scarce in the
Flowery Kingdom, and felt instead is
The rich merchants of Chinatown
md the dud", of .whom there are not
few. go in for some' very gaudy foot
Apparel sometimes. I he uppers of
soiue of these shoes are verv loud in
deed. They are of the finest sort of
silk or of satin and embroidered in
the best stvle known to Chinese in
enuitv. These shoes may cost from
12 to $15, and are not to be seen
every day. s in comparison to the
prices charged for slios. those asked
by the Chinese shoemakers for slippers
are very low. The latter are often
novelties in their way, being made of
woven straw or bamboo, with flat soles
and without heels.
In front, between the woven stmw
or bamboo, strips of different colored
paper are placed, giving rather a
peculiar and not disagreeable effect.
me suppers are very light and easy to
the foot, and very cheap. It is but
truth to say. however, that the com
monplace American shoe is driving the
Asiatic article to the wall, and shoes
made in Lvnu are finding favor with
John almost as frequently as those
made on the banks ox the Hoang Ho.
The more orthodox of the Chinese
still stick to their sabots, as they do to
theirlcue, but they are becoming a
Mr. Coupe's Smart Terrier. . -
Among the valuable dogs owned bt
3. F. Coope of Ben Lomond vinevard
is a family of thoroughbred wire-haired
terriers. These little creatures are
very bright, and among other achieve
ments are quite expert at snake-kill
ing. That they have an intuitive
knowledge not onlv of how to kill
snakes but how to heal themselves if
a snake gets the better of an encounter
wss proved not long since by an inci
dent noticed by some of the employes.
The mother terrier having discovered
a rattlesnake ready coiled for a spring
placed herself at a safe distance and
b'gan barking loudly for an assistant.
Oue of her family of terriers responded
to the call, when the two dogs placed
themselves one on either side of the
rattler, barking at it and slowly ap
proaching it from opposite directions
until within about striking distance
for the serpent. The exasperated rat
tler at last sprang at the younger dog.
when the mother in great fury pounced
npon tne snaice. ine terriers seize
the serpent about midway of the body
i i i .I . i . . i
niiu snuKo ineui wimouc mercy auiu
life is extinct.
In this case the mother terrier at
tempted the usual mode of procedure.
and was fairly successful, but the fangs
of the snake in some way struck her.
inflicting a wound. It was evident to
those watching her that her sufferings
began at once, but she did not lose her
head with fear. She made for a bunch
of snake weed not far off and ate free
ly of it. Her next more was to a pool
of water that made a small muddy
spot. Into this she plunged, rolling
herself about in every direction and
covering herself with mud. The on
lookers gave her no for lost, but the
canine physician had healed herself.
and the next morning was entirely all
right, as if she had never met his rat-
tlesnakesnip in deadly combat. Santa
Newsboy In Linck.
A broker stepped oat of the stock
exchange yesterday, apparently after
having made some money. He espied
a little mite 01 a ragged newsboy not
three feet high, and a philanthropic
notion took possession of him. He
caught up .the little bunch of rags, and
carrying it to a cigar stand procurec
an empty cigar-box. This he placed
in the dazed boy's hands. Then the
broker dashed into the exchange with
a wild whoop that directed general at
tention to him. Instantly he was sur
rounded by a crowd, and Broker Dick
Halstead threw a coin into the box.
seized the Jtoy; passed him to J. W.
Bass, who also passed him on after
dropping a contribution into the box.
Coins and bills began to rain into it.
The Sugar trust crowd was invaded.
then the New England crowd, and the
pile of money in the box grew rapidly.
finally tne dazed boy was released.
There must .have been $50 in the box.
It. m. a. m .
ue soot out 01 tne exenange ana was
last seen running up Nassau street
bugging the box tightly to his breast.
Who be was aebody knew. Jf. T.
sirs. Ana nyae is tne oiaest pen
tioner in the United States. She is the
a a. w ". . a
widow of a veteran of the War of 1811.
Recently she celebrated her 101st birth.
lay. She makes ne attempt te eeaoesi
The Farmer's Honor.
o the Kaneas City Javie Stock Indicator:
Passing a group of farmers one Satur
day afternoon, (which is common in
hese days of increased mental activity)
md leiug anxious to know the topic. I
stopped aud found it to be Represeuta-
lves; and at the close one made the
remark that an honest man had hair
growing in the palm of his hand, to
wmcn mere was a general ouiourst oi
aughter; and most of them ostensibly
gave assent to the deduced inference
hat there were no honest meu. Yet
hese same men whn they get swindled
ieiiouuce the swindlers iu unmeasured
terms, and : when a man whom they
eh'Ct sells them out, talk of tar and
feathers, burning in effegy, etc., piitting
them under oath: as though a man that
stole would not tell a lie. -
Iu my conversation with farmers on
he necessity of union aud represeuta
ion from their ranks, inthe law-making
bodies, to tobtaiu their rights, the
objection I most frequently meet with is
not that we: are not able, or strong
enough, but pue that is more humilia
tiiii-to our feeliugs and expressed in
the sentence.; "if we elect them they
will go back 'on us," and we have been
cited to instance where there has beeu
apparently Unfaithfulness on the part
of i he representative.
Now, admitting this to be the case,
what has brought about this lamentable
state of affairs, where we can no longer
rust our fellow niau? We think it
comes from i be feverish desire on the
part of so many to obtain something
or nothiug, forgetting the words of the
ancient lawgiver: "Thou shalt not take
any gift, for a gift blindeth the eyes of
the wise and 'preventeth judgment."
iiow have we tieeu made to teel ashamed
of ourselves at elections to hear men
and farmers call out to candidates, for
cigars. A farmer who was judge of an
election told me some time ago that he
was never so disgusted in his life: that
they had cigars named after each candi
date and many smoked enough to make
them sick... Our merchants have been
pandering to this tendency on the part
of the people foryears. How frequently
do we see adveitisemets with "given
awav;" and lottery schemes are in
abundance- ' 1 .
These things, insignificant as they ap
pear, are undermining ourspirit of inde
pendence. Iu conversation with an ex
representative to the legislature, who
was in the group referred to on the
danger of gifts, bribes and railroad
paes to our free institutions, said he:
1 will tell you how l look at this:
When I received the nomination my
friends asked me to treat to cigars aud
Irinks. Said 1, 'I do not use either and
I will not give my friends what I do not
use my sell,' but, said he, U gave them
r-ome peaches and ice cream, and when
I went down to the traiu to go to the
legislature, a crowd came down to see
me off, and one gentleman halloed out.
'Here Mr. ; u's time you was get
ting your , ticket, - oatd 1: "Here Air
is what 1 am goiug to ride - on as
long as! go.' and I pulled out three rail
road passes that had been sent to me
by different compauies. ' -
"Now " said he to me. "l did not ask
for thof-e passes, anil I do not feel under
any obligation for them." SalbThe,' "do
30U think I wast" I told him no one
ever did me a favor but 1 felt indebted
until I had returned it in some way,
and I thought most people were consti
tuted that way. Said he, ,4It's the same
as if you were driving a team to town
and 1 was walking and you would ask
me to ride. Now I did not. put you to
any inconvenience, you were going
that way anyhow, and the railroad was
running a train every day, and it did
not cost them anything to carry me.
He did not reason that he would not
have walked fifty miles to the capital,
and the railroad would have been cer
tain to have collected his fare, if they
had not given it. If they expect no fa
vors in return why are tbey so discrim
inating in their charities? Why are
there so many lobbyists waiting around
the legislature with such lavish kind-
ness? Our only safety lies in the old
time spirit of independence, and still
existing in the hearts of thousands,
where a bribe is treated with the scorn
and haughtiness of an insult, and where
our sense of honor shall be a guarantee
of the perpetuity of our free American
institutions. If we would have a true
and honorable legislature we must be
true and honorable ourselves. Uan we
consistently ask others to be better
than we are ourselves? Who did not
laugh at the small operators in Chicago
about a year ago when they talked of
suing Hutchinson, who had beat them
on a large grain deal and made them
pay two or three prices for wheat?
lecumseh, Neb. J. W
Richards and Majors at Nelson.
Nelson' Neb., Oct. 26th, 1890.
Editor Alliance : The elite of Nel
son have had another exhibition from
the republican tent, and this t me
Col. Banker Richards and Col. Farmer
Tom Majors were the chief attraction
Mr. Richards had his little piece com
mitted to memory, and clasping his
hands in front of him recited it alow
uncertain voice. A great portion of it
was a verbatim quotation from one of
Senator Vest's speeches.
lie told us that Col. .Folk, of N . u.
was our National Alliance president; a
lie which would have surprised us very
much if we had not read it before in the
B. &M. Journal.
He told us that the pledges of the re
publican party had most of them been
fulfilled. He must have meant those
made to the bankers, railroad corpor
ations, monopolies and trusts. Certain
ly none that were made to the people
have been redeemed. He also stated
that there was $42,000,000 in private de
posits in the banks of the state, but he
did not say how much of that sum was
deposited by county treasurers. It is
a noticeable fact that the county treas
urers, in our county at least, become
bank presidents. In defense of the state
officers in regard to their extravagant
administration, he said that no other
state had had as economical an admin
istration as Nebraska. If that be true,
heaven help the tax-payers of other
states. He says that the state ought to
be redistricted, and that the republicans
ought to do it, but he did not say why.
A republican congress had given us
the inter-sta'e commerce law, and might
have added, but did not, that a republi
can, president had just pardoned a man
who was just fined $3,000 for violating
said law. Then he talked to the dear
old soldiers about the war, appealed to
them to stick to the g. o. p. and sat
dowa. Farmer Tom came on next and
having little else to talk about talked
about himself . He toid us what a hand
some man he thought himself to be,
talked a long while about the great
American desrt.(the greatest American
desert, according to the miuds
of the people here, is inside Major's
head,) and then sailed back to the war.
We were beginning to think that the
k irst Neb. was the only regime ui in me
war. and Mainr the only man in the
regiment, when he suddenly pulled up
and condescendingly lold "the boj-s"
that they had all fought wen. Alter a
. . 1 1.1! . . . 1
piteous appeal totheoiu suiuiers 10 buck
to the g. o. p. because 01 meir war re
cord, he said that the democrats never
ued argument, but appealed to the pre
judices and passions of the people.
'Kja, consisieucy, iuu j-n.
Theu he began to abuse McKeighan
hU n.vrertv. fon?etthiff that
the best man that ever lived was so poor
that he had to perform a miracle in or
der to raise monev enough to raise
money euoughto pay his poll tax. (Mat.
I could not help contrasting the stale
platitudes of Richards and Majors with
the forceful eloquence of Powers and
Dech. Aud the general opiniou here is
that the republican candidates would
have made votes by staying at home
Speaking of the g. o p , what do these
letters stand for? Let us see:
Greedy old plunderers.
(ireat on promises.
Guilty of perjury.
Great on prejudice.
Goslings of protection.
Grind out paupers.
Grab our purses.
Gobble our produce.
Perhaps after the fourth of November
it will mean:
Get out, plutocrats.
Gone out of politics.
Greeting of Powers.
Government of the people, etc.
Mits. L. M Kemmekeb.
Independent Outlook in Thayer County.
Stoddard, Neb. Oct. 20, 1890.
F.riTn Ai.i.TiNf!R. Success for.the
Independents of Thayer county is evi
dent. About noon on the 18th, a pro
cession of fifty odd teams headed by a
baud surprised tne village 01 iieorou.
At 2 o'clock W. H. Dech, the able and
independent speaker, spoke on the
issues of the day to an entnusiasuc
audience. Never before in the history
of Thaver county was there such an
immense political gathering. The old
. . t 1 1 1 1
party leaders are scramming miner auu
thither, talking in groups with one
another, which evidently proves that
something is in the bee hive.
lhe discouraging conuition 01 agricul
ture iu this county has awakened the
oi-cmI imers to a realization thst they
must do something for relief. Conse
quently, men who have adhered most
Mirrtnurlv tn the i dd tmrties have stepped
boldly into the independent ranks, hop-
v . . . ...
Let the Independent cannon -ooom:
Th pnemv is aooroaching! Let the
hi 11011 nders of facts throw the "mighty
truth" within the enemy s ranns.
Thayer county is not in the lead, but it
l in the midst of the battle, carrying
"... ... 1
the flag of Justice aud fighting with a
"111 . . ft ST - . . ha It ttin rt At I HO
Will. JM.au CailUOli . IUo pimnpiM.
hn f an nn lir dinvpr them Indepen
dents have, discovered orinciples of jus
t ce and equality; who cannot suppori-
them? with those principles we uau
. l . - . . 1 11
mMt. th fiiipmv in November, and.
when the smoke of the battle has disap
rioniwi thfi lmipnennents win ruarcn
tlv to the caDital and take
in the reins nf trovemment as auietly
and peacefully as the sparkling river
flows into the oroad expanse 01 tne
mighty ocean Matjirema.
THE GOOD MANAGJiMKN f OF THE
PROCESSION OF LAST
We have received the following line
from Mr. C. J. Ernst, the gentlemanly
and obliging Gen'l Superintendent of
the Lincoln Street Railway Co., which
explains itself. It is proper for us to
sav. however, that Mr. O. null was
chief Marshall last Saturday, and to him
and his assistants belongs all credit for
the good management of the procession
Lincoln St. Railway Co.,
Lincoln, Neb , Oct 25, 1890.
J. Burrows. Esq., Lincoln, Neb.
Dear Sir: I desire to thank you
and the gentlemen in charge of the pro
cession of this date for the manner in
which the same was managed, so that
the operating of our cars was not inter
fered with. Persons in charge of such
things often forget that it is iust exactly
as easy to arrange such processions and
lay out their route, so that the running
of street cars is not seriousty disturbed,
as to arrange it otherwise. We are the
servants of theDeople. who depend upon
the regular and uninterrupted running
of the cars, to enable them to go hack
and forth constantly about their busi
ness, and interruptions are much more
inconvenient to our patrons than to our
Again thanking you for the excep'
ional good management of your proces
tsion on this occasion, 1 am
Yours very truly,
C. J. Ernst,
The Truth from Red Willow County,
Bartley, Neb., Oct. 6th, 1890.
.editor alliance: in your paper
dated September 27th, 1890, 1 see that
there is one man who is not ashamed
nor afraid to tell the truth about our
condition in this part of the state.
want to say to you that I have lived in
this county some eleven years, and .
never saw so near a total failure of al
kinds of crops in my life. I had about
seventy . acres of corn on my farm this
year, and I will not get five bushels
from the whole seventy acres. Corn
will not average a bushel per acre, the
county over. Wheat a great deal in
this county was not harvested
because it would not pay for the
cutting, much less the threshing bill.
do not believe there is wheat e sough in
this county for seed the coming spring
There is not one fanner iu ten who has
even seed corn for planting the coming
spring. I want to say this to you so you
may publish fact3 to the people. We
have very rich and productive soil in
this county, and have always hereto
fore since I have been in this county,
raised plenty to ; do us and some to
spare. But like all other places in such
cases of. failure of crops, there is some
here that must have help rrom some
source or other - or they will suffer be
fore they can raise another crop. If this
meets your approval you may publish
tne above. a. utkb.
THE HINDOO WAS A PROPHET.
Bewtlie Death f an EnrrUHmn'a ViuaU
If Was Fortll la India.
James Mass, the traveler, tells this
"It was about 5 o'clock in the even
ing, and Col. Yeager and I sat on the
veranda of the Yicullah Hotel in Bom
bay, and on the edge of the native city.
hich is called Yicullah. and not Bom
bay, lhe uolonei n dead and all that
he ooce ow ned and loved is gone. He
as expecting his wife and daughter.
who had Iteen out to England oa a
year's visit, ami the vessel was to ar
rive at Calcutta next day, while we
were going to get the bungalow ready
to receive them, lbeuoionci was la
the best of spirits. He joked and
laughed and told old stories of love
and war; how he was Dearly captured
and murdered by the renowned Nana-
Said at Caw hi ore; of his vast poppy
plautations and the revenue lie derived
from the opium he distilled every year.
Finally we started to walk to where we
had our horses stabled, and then for a
canter over the beautiful roads to the
bungalow fifty miles away. We had
to go through Yicullah to reach our
destinatiou. What a kaleidoscoite that
native city is. Tne burrah-wallah wat
er-carrier, wearing nothiug out a
breech-clout, aud the male body ser
vant with his red turban aud long
white jackets. Jews from Palestine,
Parsces, or firc-worshipers, who trav
eled 3.000 miles over a desert and
mountain freui Persia and carried
their sacred tires, all picturesque, ail in
lute, bordered with . red or other
Well, in turning a corner in Vic
lllah we found a crowd being haran
gued by oue of the best known fakirs
111 India. I had heard him spoken of
as oue who could put a blight Uou
on. People called h:m badi-baib
Saili. my master.' Col. Yeager pushed
through the crowd to within a few feet
of the fakir, to whom he said something
in Hiudostanese. it seemed to enrage
Sadi. who jumped from his little plat
form in front of I eager, 6aying:
Luglishman. be careful, or blight
may fall upon you aud yours. Tread
not uion the smallest thing Buddha
or it may turn aud sting you."
"Before 1 could stop him the Colonel
bad cut the fakir across the face, and
with an oath haul shouted: "Out of the
ttuv rnn llimliin rtitrt1
" J j . . .
lhe fakir turued and, with blazing
Lnglishman, you will not meet
your wife, xou will not meet vour
child. Your plautations will be devas
tated; A'our craven heart will wither
within you. You will die.
The fakir's words were prophetic
I felt It theu, and I also think the Co
lonel did. We reached the bungalow
aud we were soou in bed. How 1
slept that night I don't know. The
words Lnglishman, beware1 were con
tinuously ragiug in my ear. Next
nioruiiig l went into the breakfast
room, aud I shudder when 1 think of
iL The Colonel was there walking up
and down. with a telegram in his hand.
his face drawn, and he looked twenty
Years older than he did the uiglit be
fore. With tears in his eves he hand'
ed me this message: 'Steamship Fiago
went ashore at the mouth of the
Hoogaly. Your wife and child drown
ed I have never seen the Colonel
since, but I have watched his career.
His poppy crop was a failure that year
auu it ruined mm, ins bungalow was
burned by either accident or design.
aud Yeager died within twelve mouths
of a broKen heart. Iniladelphia In-
Stanley's First Fiancee.
Stanley had a matrimonial affair ot
hich he himself told. I think it was
In '67 or 68, says a correspondent
anyway, it was about the time of his
affair in Aia Minor that he stopped
for a few weeks on one of the Ionian
Islands. He met there a beautiful
Greek Ftrl. to whom he took a fancy.
He couldn't speak her language, nor
she his; but, with the aid of an inter-
E refer, he asked for and obtained her
and. The girl's family was of the
best, and when the wedding day came
great preparations for the bridal event
were made. Stanley took his stand
beside his bride that was to be, and
everything was In readiness for the
ceremony at least: so he thought. It
happened, though, that it was custom
ary in the islands for the prospective
husband to hand over to the father of
bis fiaDcoe, prior to the marriage, a
sum of money in proportion to the
beauty, rank and accomplishments oi
bis expected bride, a a sort of reconv
pense to her father for the loss of his
daughter and the cost of bringing her
up. Stanley knew nothing of this ex
pectation, and, of course, made no
more to hand over. Finally, the hard
but business-like father beckoued the
interpreter and quietly told him to re
mind Stanley that be was overlooking
an important feature of the marriage
proceedings. lhe Interpreter com
plied. When he had made his message
clear to Stanley, the destined explorer
of world-wide fame pushed aside his
affianced bride, to the amazement of
the gathered throng, drew the inter
preter by the arm to the presence of
the puzzled lather, and In his most in
dignant fashion ordered the interpreter
i ooavey vo ma noi-io-oe-iatner-io-iaw
the messaet "Sir, I came here to
marry, not to buv. your daughter1
So it happens that Henry M. Stanley
1. 1 .1 1 t-v .1 m .
oae weuueu miss isorotoy j.enoanc.
A Curionw ijiitltj iioau
In the shop window of Emil Wine
rartener. at Turin. Italy, there has
Uen exhibited, one of the most won
derful little boats in the world. It
was made by a jeweler in the employ
of Mr. Winegai tener in 1883, and is
formed of a single pearl, fashioned in
to au the swells and concavities of a
real tug-boat. The sail is of beaten
gold studded with diamonds. The
binnacle-light at the prow is a ruby of
wonderful brilliancy. An emerald
serves for a rudder, and thy stand up-'
on which it is mounted is of pure ivory.
The weight of the boat aad stand is
less than half an eunee. It is valued
at J. 000.
It is rarely indeed that a nenegeaari
aa resides all his li e ia the one house.
as did Elbndre Tiltea, whe recently
died la Deerfleld, H. U. lie was La
Farmers' and Merchants' Insurance Co.,
D. K. Thompo. PrvsMent.
8. J. Ai.rx linen. Secretary.
H.J. Walsh, Vice President.
i w. Mosasa, Treasurer.
Asserts December 31st, IMHft
I 9 J T
1AH.4 WI 0k
Ansetis leceinfHr Hint IKx
Assetts December 31st, I-H7
Assetts Deo ruber :Pt. isss . . .
AaetU Decern uer 3It. 1M 24-I.M4 Tt
Surplus as regards p Jlcy holders fi'i0,733 IS
FIFTH ANMU VL 8RrTr.KMR.Vr.
January 1st, 1SD0.
Mortffflfres (first liens) and accrue
intereHt.... . ki j
"tate warrants market value. Tl 4i e
Hills receivable and accrued Interest tt
Hills receivable and accrued Interest
secured by chattels n.zin M
sii in bank and company s onico. xi.twj is
Cash premiums m course collection llfeiS II
All otner nrooeriv neioiiirinur .i ih n
Stockholders secured notes & UUU us
capital Stock tino.nro os
Keserve run-i required oy law tiixn rm
Allother liability 3 110 si
Surplus S!4.;JU4 U
Number of losses from May 15th, 189 J, to
August lutb, 1W0.
Windstorm losses nl
LljfhttUnif lohses 154
or wtuon i t: a live stocs.
iFarm and resident property a specialty.
The Farmers aud Merchants have es
tablished an enviable reputation at
home and abroad for immediate adjust
ment of claims and prompt relief af
forded in full satisfaction of los, The
oeoole have explicit couhde net not only
in the company's ability, hut ready dis
position to deal justly iu all thiuirs unto
all patrons. The restored value of de
stroyed proerty is expected, aud is the
uilv very simple reason why owners
seek insurance. 1 ne farmers and Mer
chants of Lincoln. Nebraska, has a reli
able board of undertakers whose special
obligation in the event of destruction.
is sound as national currency. 1 he sin
gle item, of value returned, as shown in
the above statement for one hundred
aud thirty-two animals, Iot iu au un
equal conflict with lightening aud fury
ot the wind is sulliciently convincing
proof that every policy is gold lined,
Hint all sullicieiit reaou for the remark
able prosperity the Farmers and Mer
chants enjov. . 20 t.
Hon. C. D. anrader in Custer County.
Ansley, Neb., Oct. 20, lbt)0.
Kditou Alliance: Wo had the
pleasure of listening to a joint discus
sion on the tariff between 0 D. Shrader
of Logan count v, and C. H. Sncll of An-
sly. Our fiiend Shrader proved to las a
power ou wheels, lie so completely
pictured the system or tarill romery as
to donvitice the most skeptical republi
can or high taritf man in the hall, aud
won for himself great honor in the mas
terly man uer in which he handled the
question. He completely demolished
the opposition and made many vo es lor
the independent party by his clear reas
oning . and plain illustrations. C. II.
Snell followed iu his master way but to
his credit be it said, he utterly failed te
make a'peint. Shrader literally skin
ned him as he will help to skin all who
oppose the people's ticket this fall. We
are quite proud of Uharley, and leel
confident of his election next month At
the close of the discussion we listened to
some remarks from Mr. Taylor, Hep.
from Loup county, and Mr. Miller, can
didate for county attorney of Cuntcr
county. We must say for Miller that he
has a good promise for the luiure. mus
ter is proud in the support of our entire
ticket and will give a big majority this
fall. S. J.W.
Washington County in Line.,
Rlaine, Neb., Oct. 21, 1890.
Venier Voldo, the noble advwate of
the people's cause, came from the north,
arriving at noon, addressed a monster
meeting this afternoon. The (J range
organizations are strong in this couuty
aud the farmers concluded that they
would surprise the people of lilair, so
they arranged to meet just outside ot
town and form Into line. About 11:30
the head of the procession appeared on
the streets with fife and drum, and
other instruments of music, aud team
after team appeared iu sight. Every
body soon began to look lor the last
team; but it seemed that it would never
eome, for arouud tne coruer they 101-
lowedeach other until 97 were counted.
Flags and banners were numerous, and
the good hits were many. Mr. Voldo
has been suffering with the gnpe for
some time and was real ly a sick man,
and rested at the hotel until 2:30. While
the people were waiting Jacob Beck, of
Burt county entertained them with very
interesting remarks. Mr. Voldo stood
for two hours and poured a constant
stream of eloquence and logic into the
ears of the auditors, and such a feast of
reason and good sense was never before
enjoyed here. Old men said they never
heard a tpeech to equal it. Many con
verts to the cause were made
and the people's movement is gaining
ground every day.
Dech Endorbcd by His Neighbors.
Ithaca Sub. Alliance No. 724.
To our friends, and brothers throughout
the State of Nebraska, greeting:
In response to many iuquiries f rom va
rious parts of the State in regard to the
standing of Hon. W. II. Dech, candidate
for lieutenant-governor, in the com
munity in which he lives, we,
as members of this Alliance in regu
lar session assembled, hereby declare
ourselves in accord with the following
Resolved. That inasmuch as V . II.
Dech is a member in good standiner of
our Sub-Alliance, we consider it no less
than a pleasurable duty to fully endorse
him as a candidate on the lndeieiident
ticket because of his known capabilities
as a statesman and parliamentarian, and
because we, as his personat friends, have
always found him honest in his dealings
with us, sincere in his convictions, help
ful in time of need and a true and tried
friend and neighbor in all that the words
imply. Kespectf ully Submitted,
A Girl's Athletlo Ooatsune.
With the thought of eommon-sense la
dress manifest all around us, a girl's
eostume for athletic sports eaa be
loose, aad still lady-like. A divided
skirt below, a wide, light-weight skirt
ever it, reaekiag just below the ankles,
and n loose blouse, would be all - that
practicability would demand. MlUt
D QanU, im Ladies Menu Jovmml,
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