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'THE FARMERS' ALLIAGp. LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY. NOV. 15, 1890.
THE GREAT INDUSTRIAL ARMY FOR 1892.
HERPOLSHEIMER & GO'S
HIGHLAND STOCK FARM
We the undersigned, citizens of the United States, hereby declare our adhesion to the follow
ing fundamental principles; viz:
Silver and gold should have free and unlimited coinage; our money circulation should be
increased to $50 per capita of population; and all paper issues necessary to make up that amount
hould be issued by the government direct to the people, based on mortgages on arable land to
half its value, and should be legal tender for all debts, public and private.
Land monopoly should be abolished either by limitation of ownership or graduated taxation
of excessive holdings, and alien ownership should be prohibited.
The railroad system as at present managed is a system of spoliation and robbery, and its
enormous bonded debt at fictitious valuations is absorbing the substance of the people in the in
terest of millionaires. The general government should own and operate the rti'rods and tele
graphs, and furnish transportation at cost, the same as mail facilities are now furnished. 1
We further declare that the political machinery in this nation is controlled by corporate
power for the plunder of the people and the enrichment of itself, and we have entirely lost confi
dence in the efficacy of that machinery for the enactment of just and the repeal of unjust laws.
We therefore invite all men, without regard to past political affiliation to join us in the en
actment of the above principles into law to the end that the people may be releived from the
domination of corporate power and partisan rule, and justice be established in the land. And
we hereby pledge OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES AND OUR SACRED HONORS to abide
BY AKD MAINTAIN THESE PRINCIPLES UNTIL THEY SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE NATION.
And we the signers of these principles hereby ugree to act together for the election of a presi
dent in 1892, who shall be pledged to their establishment.
Cut this out and return with your signature, and renewal or subscription to The Fabmkrs' Aixiavck.
jaar, or five names in one order for one year, $4
'Ns. The abore declaration on blanks for fcignatures furnished free on application-
FROM THF FARMER'S VOICE OF
Bro. L. C. Hubbard, editor oi the
7rmtT$' Voice, Chicago, wields a trench
ant pen, and is always on the right
ide. We copy the following from his
paper of November 1st. When he
wrote this he did not fully realize what
a splendid victory awaited the banded
farmers on Nov. 4tb, but all the same
he had done his full -share to make that
The Independent People's Party
was only born six months ago, and for
its age it is the most stalwart political
youngster of which there is any record.
Even if the Independent People's
party be oversized in every western
state this fall yet it will not be defeated
on the contrary, the grand aggregate
f the; farmer vote will constitute the
Try essence of victory, for it will con
tain the sure prophecy of triumph two
years from now.
Farmers! Don't let the carpers and
iueercrs tell you that you were foolishly
Remember, doubt never builds any
thing. Hope is the great constructor in
There is no (such thing as being over
sanguine in striving to do good work.
Just think once what a tremenduous
army of foes were banded against you.
There was both of the old party ma
chines with their long years of careful
organization behind them.
Then there was the railroads, the
banks, the trusts, the loan and invest
ment companies, the loan Shy locks, the
battel mortgage fiends, the lawyers,
th newspapers, and last but not least,
the seltish cowards who should have
been in your rank9 but dared not ven
ture. And yet your six months bantling
f an independent people's party nearly
seared the life out of the whole gang.
At its past ratio of growth in two years
from now it can smash the entire pluto
cratic crew with one hand.
This is a time when every honest and
patriotic farmer should hold solemn J
counsel with his own soul.
Find out your individual duty to your
God, your family, your country aud
your brother farmers, and do it.
Men of sound consciences cannot shirk
in this emergency. They must feel and
act out their belief that a victory to the
united farmers can only be wrought
out by the brave toil of individual farm
ers. Every true man should work as if the
outcome depended upon his personal
efforts alone, and it does so depend, for
if every farmer leaves the task to his
neighbor nothing will be done, except
by the industrious plutocrats, and their
.work will be putting chains on your
"Tben let us be up and doing
With a heart for any fate.
Still achelving1, still pursuing.
Learn to labor and to wait."
When In Lincoln one of the eights of the
Capital City is the Great Fxp sition Dpart
mem Mores of Herpoleheimer Co They
have 85,000 square feet of floor room, atecked
with the tnoBt complete lines of dry goods
millinery, boots and shoes, confectionery,
holiday goods and toys, the latter department
alone employing' from seventy-tlve to one
huadred persons in season. Thie Is an es
tablishment Lincoln and Nebraska may be
proud of, giving employment to many and
lesesuinj; the cost of necessaries to a great
umber. 22-1 vr
, See A. N. Wyc-tf tor Havelock property.
IUoa ten Richard s Block. lw 22
giving Aid and Comfort to the
fUjSnvnxE, Neb . Oct. 27, 1890,
Ed. Alliance. Oue thing surprises
me it is the liberal and persistent sup
port given bji apparently earnest and
tealous advocates of government re
form by a new pally to the buttnents,
the mortars, ttoe colurnbiads the can
nonj, the muskets and cutlery of the old
parties that are bitterly, maliciously,
and stubbornly contesting every inch of
ur progress-I mean the democratic
and republican press. What is in the
way of the immediate success of the
People's Independent party ? Why, the
old parties. What keeps up the old
parties; Why, their newspapers, of
course. Who keeps up said papers?
Well, now, just look around a little
nd you'll soon see. I will ask the true
believer and siu cere reformer if he
thinks it a good way to defeat an enemy
to give said enemy as much aid and
comfort and financial support1 as he
gives to his own friends? Now how
many of our professed reformers who
belong to the People's party are con
stantly doing that very thing It if
needless to explain what the effect of
such a course is aud will be. You are
trying to put out a destructive fire with
one hand and piling on the fuel with
the other. Consistent, isn't it!
But that is just exactly what many of
you are doing.
Of coure, when anything is said by
the friends of this reform movement
against a continuance of support to the
. old subsidized press that has been the
agent of legalized robbers for a quarter
vi a. cemury a great nowi goes up irom
caid press, and it is just as foolish for
the people to heed that howl as it is to
be led farther astray by their lies, mis
representations and delusive arguments.
The people's movement owes its ori
gin. growth and present power to the
elf oris of the reform papers, and these
papers are supported, if supported at
all, not by republicans, not by demo
crats, (except very slightly,) but by
those who have lost all confidence in
the old, rotten demo-republican machine
and save decided to cast their political
fortunes with those of the new party.
And every man of them desires to see
the g. o. ps. laid out and the new party
put in possession of government affairs
in the shortest possible space of time.
Now such evidently being the wish of
every siucere friend of the new move
ment why in the name of common sense
don't they, every one of them, fight
like men of good judgment would fight?
Stop taking the enemy's papers. Stop
taking their papers. Is it indeed neces
sary to tell you every few days to stop
taking their papers? They have never
really begun to take yours. Of course
they will howl if you do. and that will
be another point gained.
They are now trembling with fear
lest the people, the foiling, tax-paying,
mortgage-ridden, debt-cursed farmers
and working men will stop taking th.ir
papers and thus let them collapse and
fall dead to the ground like a defunct
balloon; L. P. Cummins.
To the American Farmer
WITH WHOM BESTS
THE WELFARE OF THE REPUB
LIC. Mr. Ashby Dedicates His Great Book,
The Riddle of the Sphinx."
4 -h t'
The title 6t this book is probably a mystery
to many of our readers, and hence we may
be pardoned for relating the following
story to show how pat Ihe title is lor the
preeent times. During the mythical ages
when heroes are seeii as demigods i the dim
perspective, a fabulous monster, a Sphinx,
had txken possession of the rocky pass which
coiumanden the enterance to the city of The
bs To every passer was propounded the
ricdle. since known as the riddle of man, and
woe betide the luckless wrinht who failed to
answer the riddle. He was devoured. Slow
ly the city wms depopulated, for none were
able to answer. Finally Oedipus comes upon
the scene and anawe a the riddle. The Sphinx
hurls herself from the cliff sad is destroyed.
At the present juncture the American
farmer is confronted with an industrial rid
dle which not to answer means the destruc
tion of the farmer who owns and tills his own
farm. Should such a calamity befall the
speedy dissolution of the republic is the in
evitable. "The Kiddle of the Sphinx" helps to a so
lutfon of tht se questions. Hence It appeals
to every man who is a lover of his eountry.
The book is powerfully written. No man
can read it withont btlng roused to think.
When men think, what then? safety.
The book is powerful, and yet it is written
in even temper and mild statement. lis pow
er lies in the marshalling of those facts which
no man can gainsay, and the statement of
these facts in so pure an Anglo-Saxon as not
o be misunderstood. The discussion of rente
dies shows that Mr Anhby is abreast of the
ablest thiakers of to-day. The book should
be read by everybody, and should be In every
farmer's houre as a book to be read aud re
real until every line in familiar. ,Tbe pub
lishers are especily anxious tot-ecu re agents
in every locality. State county and township
agents are wanted. (Seethe advertisement.)
A MUCH NEEDED REFORM.
Central Citt, Noy. 7, 1890..
Editor Alliance: Two matters are
apparently settled by the recent elec
tion. First, the license policy on the
saloon question will be indefinitely
continued. Second, the people have
decided that class legislation must Ce
blotted out in Nebraska. Amongtuany
thiBgs that must be attended to this
wiuter the Slocum law needs amending
in one important particular. As the
law now stands the license fees all go
into the treasuries of the cities and
towns, while the expense of the prose
cution of saloon criminals is paid by
the county at large. This is the worst
kind of class legislation. It discrimi
nates directly in favor of the people of
the towns aud directly against the farm
ing community. The fair thing to do
would be to so amend the license law
that all money derived from saloon
licenses should go into the county treas
uriea where it would inure equally to
. 1 1 l!l .1 .11 .L. . I
iub uvueub oi au me people, 80 mat
those who bear the burdens of govern
meut shall participate also in its bene
fits. Take this couaty, for iustance.
Here we have six saloons pacing nearly
six thousand dollars a ear to three
small towns containing about one-fourth
of the population of. the county. Sup
pose that mouey was equally divided
between all the schools of the county iu
proportion to school population instead
of a few bchools in the towns, then all
the people ot the county would be bene-1
tiled equally, aud oue more uiece cf
class legislation would be knocked out.
Such a law would distribute about a
million of dollars among the couutry
schools of the state which now air goes
into the school fund of the towns and
cities. Is there any reason on eanh
why the farmers should voluntarily K,ye
a million Uollars -to the cities aud
luwuar j.ne tow us in .Nebraska are
not iufama that they need to be pro-
tected at the expense of the country.
The independent party of this state
has received no favors from the citi
and towns. In fact, Omaha and other
towns 'have used the most vile and dis
graceful tactics to defeat Gov. Powers
and the independent ticket. I don't
want the farmers to demand anything
that is not justly due them; but I do
want them to have every right to which
they are justly entitled. The propo-w d
law would be just and it would be tre
mendously popular. It would tend to
cement and strengthen the independent
party, and there is hardly an independent-voter
in the state who would not fa
vor the measure. Indepexdxnt.
Notice is hereby given to the twenty
seven Subordinate Alliances of Red
Willow county that there will be a
meeting of the Alliance relief commit
tee in the opera house in Indinaola, at
one o'clock p. m , on the following
dates Nor. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Dec. 6th,
I8DC, for the transaction of important
business. J. F. Black,
Farmers' and Merchants' Insurance Cs.
D. B. Thompson, President.
8. J. Alrxakdib, Secretary.
H.J. Walsh, Vice President.
C. w. Mosasa, Treasurer.
Assetts December 31st, 1886 ,.108.S5 82
Assetis Decern ter 31st. 1886 19.2T H
Assetts December 31st, 187 188,4ft3 05
Assett 8 Dec m ber 3 t, 1 883 229,343 06
Assetts December 31 t, 188t 243.842 79
Burplus as regards policy holders $240,733 18
FIFTH ANNUAL 8BTTL1MENT.
January 1st, 1890.
Mortgages (first liens) and accrue
interest $03,130 24
State warrants market value 27.43) OS
Bills recei rable and accrued interest 3,16l 70
Bills receivable and accrued interest
- secured by chattels...: 3.205 34
Cash in banks and company's Office. 21,082 72
Cash premiums m course collection 12,508 11
All other property belonging to Co . 3.324 60
Stockholders secured notes 60 000 00
Capital Stock $100,000 08
Reserve fand required by law 116.527 50
All other liability 3.110 61
Surplus 24,204 OS
Number of lou.i
August lOtb, 181)0.
from May 15th, 1880, to
Wind storm losses 61
Lifrhtnia? looses 153
of which tit was live stock.
Farm and resident property a specialty.
The Farmers and 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 loss, The
people have explicit confidence not only
in the company's ability, but ready dis
position to deal justly in all things unto
all patrons. The restored value of de
stroyed property is expected, and is the
only very simple reason why owners
seek insurance. The 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. The sin
gle item, of value returned, as shown in
the above statement for one hundred
and thirty-two animals, lost in an un
equal conflict with lightening and fury
of the wind is sufficiently convincing
proof that every policy is gold lined,
and all sufficient reason for the remark
able prosperity the Farmers and Mer
chants enjoy. 20 tf.
Hastings Importing Co.
BERG & STOREY
Have on hand
choice col lection o f
imported V-rc her
on and French
ttiat tor Style. Ac
tnn ana vualit.
petition. All oui
horses are ttesis-
tered, and Guars need to be sure breeders.
Prices low and Tern.s easy. Address as
above. t 6ml?
will be paid to the aeent of any scale company who
will say over his own name as airen t,tbat the J on is
5 TON WAGON SCALE, 060
te not equal to any made, and a standard reliable
scale. For particulars, address only
jQDfiS Of BillihamtOn. Binghamttffl. M.Y.
W V I "
ELKHOHN VA1.I.RY HEltD OF FANCY PO-
"V- LAND CHINA and
I Small Yorksb tre
I Swine. Ajio Ply.
,x I uJuuiunocirouiirT
V5 ( V Mr Stock la of tha
" J best that money
w 'could buy. Han?
fine premium show animals in my herd.
Write for catalogue. L. H. SUTEK. Prep.
6m51 Nelig-h. Nebraska
Everything inoculated Spring pigs both
ma'e and leiuale ami a few brood suws. 'fhn
born bull ad one ..ur. bred HiatoT .Th
Umr"&. Pwttorale. ( all on or ad trees, tf.
n . r mm, luretnaa state rarm, Uucoio.
GOT 12 apd 13. Oto., I&ipcofp, 3cl.
Cloaks, Millinery Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Holiday Goods, Toys, Etc.
the cheapest goods'
One call will convince you they are Headquarters, being large quantity
This store is modeled somewhat similar to Wanamakers in Philadelphia.
BOSTON CLOTHING STORE
For the past ten das is caused by the unprecedented low prices on
Clothing. There is still undoubtedly some of the greatest bargains in
MEN AND BOY'S CLOTHING
Ever offered to the public in this city and it will pay you to step in
and see what Miltonberger is doing. .-He does not want to carry
goods over another season, consequently he offers
Bargains in Every Department.
11039 O STREET 1039
A. HURLBUT & CO.
Clothing and Furnishing Goods.
10 PER CT. OFF TO UEUBERS OF THE ALLIANCE.
Cor. P and 10th
I WILL SELL TO THE HIGEST BIDDER
5 Elegant 7-8 and 15-16 Percheron Mares.
2 7-8 and 15-16 Percheron Stallions.
THESE French stallions and mares were imported or raised by myself, and
I guarantee them in the highest possible terms, for they will give thr
purchaser the greatest amount of satisfaction, being free fiom blemish or un
soundness, have not the seeds of disease, are acclimated, young, and half the
Prize Winners in Franee
before I selected them for importation, and in the west my horses hare been
eminently successful in competition with the lest. Other duties compel me
to make this sale. ..
REMEMBER DEC. 4th AT WAHOO, NEB.
Sale will Commence at 1 o'clock p.m.
One, two and three years'time given on approved security,
8 per cent interest. 5 per cent discount for cash.
We: carry one of the largest stocks west of the
V Missouri River, in
Dry Goods, Carptes, Boots, Shoes and Groceries.
We are prepared to figure on la ontracts of anything in ear line, and ALLIANCE
PLB will do weL to get our prices on Staple and Fancy goods.
Farm ProducU exv hanged for Groceries and Dry Goods, Shoes and Carpets. ,
We have three store rooms and our
Carpet Department extends over all.
You will save money by writing us
for prices and samples etc. (iotQ
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ill vmxsmmm" w wmm?M
Absolutely the largest
Sts.r Lincoln, Neb.
Pure Bred, Recorded
Percheron and French
Dra ft Stallions.
Pure Bred, Recorded
Pure Bred, Recorded
Corner lOtn end PCtrcctzw
i HE GREAT CBSTI)
Patent Claims Allowed
WITH THE GROWER AND
Save IMIicicIlo Profits!
ESTABLISHED IN 1872.
ACI2KS O HOICK
Suited to Nebraska, Ready to sell.
Stock True to Name. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
PACKED TO CARHY SAKKLY.
Lanre Kick of Forest Seedllnirs at
vorrvp jMiiu m. uncc ueiure ruin tu ticiiTt-rj. oeua iui vavaiovue.
Mention Farmkks' aluianck wnen writing.
Address CRE IK NURSE- IKS, or E. F. STEPHENS CRETE. NEn.
tVCT 7T0 KINDS AND SIZES A ' THE ENUtftt
FMM $10 se TS $75.ft M. Jtt BEAR THIS TW0E-H.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,
' REMOVED TO
MONTGOMERY BLOCK, 206 S. 11th St.,
Near Tor. of N. and 11th 8ts.. Opposite Alliance Hradquarlvrt. Olovesand Mittens
ufactured and sold Cheaper than any place i u Nebraska.
PA Tit UNIZE HOME INI) USTR Y.
Established 7 Years. ,a,M REMEMBER THE REMOVAL.
IP YOU WANT TO BUY
DRY GOODS AND CARPETS
AT LO W PSIOES EOR CASH,
WEJNVITE YOU TO CALL.
If at any time yotx are dissatisfied wfth a pur.
chase made from us, the goods can be returned
and money will be refunded.
133 to 139 South
1140 O Street. f
EXPOSITIOn DIIIIIIG BALL,
nai N Street.
LINCOLN, - NEDBA8KA.
S. J. ODELL, Proprietor.
Mr. Odell has newly repaired, refitted and
steam-heated his Pining Hall, and Is able
to giro better accommodations than any
dining hall In Lincoln. Visitors to the city
will find this a very convenient place to ston
MEALS 26 CENTS.
U.S. SCALE CO.,
Manufacturers of Stock, Wagon, Hopper.
Miners Dormant, Depot and K. K. Track
Scales, all sixes
6reitest l;rcT:zssts-Lovsst Prices!
We have had 15 yerrs experience in thi
business and will guarantee satisfactory wort
or no pay. Send for circulars and prices be
fore buying. ,
2-25 9. J. AUSTIN. Pres.. Terre Haute. Tnd
A responsible agent In every precinct, alive
Alliance men preferred, to handle "iiur He-
tiubl'can Monarchy" by Venter Voldo, dur
ng the oampaigu. Tho fanteat selling book
of the day. treating all puhlle isues in plain
languaae. 40 percent commission to a-eiith.
Addrea at once A. B. Sanderson, publishers,
boxfrO Ot. Louis Mo.
F. B. RIX&Co. Propr's,
Importers and Breeder of
SHIRE, PERCHERON, CLYDESDALE AND
Superior hor-es. lonr Mm, lew Interest,
oderate prices. No thr firm tn Ammrt
eilt to stock oompanles under the ume perfeet
system that we,-o. which nsuren to cmtmiii
siure deallnjr. ocfful breeders and ahse
luie success. We have at present to our
tables th winners of 107 prise in Eu
rope and America
O-ir re-rl lat rail at Missouri 8tate Fair,
KansM Stte Fair and Aichinon Agricultural
Fair wh twenty t o irizes, fourteen seceatf
priend six iweeptakes.
3TWrit fr illustrator catalogue
AND 8 ( ABLE8-Two wiles et of
Hltfblaud Park TOPKKA, EAS. S-tf
Deo. IO and Oct. 14, 1888.
The best invention in the worl4
for catching and holding cattle to
dehorn or brand. Write to E. P.
C. WEBSTER, HarysYillc, Kan
sas, for. his nicely illustrated
Catalogue on dehorning, enclos
ing stamp. Agents wanted every
where not occupied.
Mention this paper whea writing.
TREES AND PLANTS
Low Hates and tn responsible parties oa
BUILDERS' HARDWARE AKD
Table and Pocket Cutlery.
Stoves and Tinware.
The Largest and Most Complete Btook la
, 1122 N Street.
MILLER & PAINE,
11th St., Lincoln, Neb.
180 j. ioca
P. W. H0HMAN,
Oldest and most complete Mud
House in the state, display
ing lewling and firstrclass
PIANOS and ORGANS.
A full line of Vlettns, Aooordecns. and Ma.
sloal Merchandise. Sheet Muaio and Made
Books. Agent for oelebrated makes ef
Brass Instruments. The Alliaooe caa say
from U to SU pr oent. 8pectal Terms
Clubs. Coxrespondenoe or a eal) aoUettea.
. E W. HOHMAN.
S. C. ELLIOTT,
China, Glass, Queensware, Chandeliers.
Lamps, Oas Fixtures, Table
tf Cutlery, Etc
1212 0 Street, Lincoln, Neb.
AMERICAN LIVE STOCK COMMISSION CO.
BOOM 84 EXCHANGE BUILDING,
IS CO OPERATIVE AND SELLS
- ALLEN ROOT,
Care of A. L. S. Co.,
Mf South Omaha, Neb.
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