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THE FAKMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, NOV 15, 1890.
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FACTS FO THE TILLERS OF THE
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Revelation That Are Beneficial for
Everybody Interesting Nertrs for
the : Masses.
On tk contrary, th Mnanciai u
eumstauiees of the man who werk gvmw
projrrossirelT worse witk oaeli succeed
Sinee 1870 millionaires and farm
mnrtriis base both Multiplied One
aumdred Id- f
The absorption of wealth by drone
non-producers has beem perfected into
What is the inexorable logic of thesaw a scientific system, and the toilers who
W nffir the following beautiful articles which rire needed in very household,
t thP iirices named. They will be eenl by Expn w at charge t.f purchaser for
the number of name stated at $1.00 per year.
facts? It is that the republic of Wash
kiton, Jackson and Lincoln has gone,
and a counterfeit, a makebelive, and
ficticious substitute, is erected in its
The triumphant Plutocracy is on top
in America, and its sole business is or
ganized pillage of the wealth creators
Under bastard laws. I
It owns both houses of congress; it
owns the president and his cabinet; it
owns a truckling and subservient su
preme court; it owns all the great law
yers; it owns most of the great preach
ers; it owns all of the great daily news
papers; it owns the railways, the trusts,
banking institutions and great corpora
tions because they are its 1 limbs and
members.- " "
It is the mission of the alliance first
to inform and educate the farmers of
this nation as to the real situation, the
causes of it, and the proper remedy.
The condition of any country in any
particular era is the result of the laws
under which its people live. The Alli
ance must study these laws and their
effects, and when they are pernicious
must replace them with better ones.
This involves the study of economics
Instead of politics, and it involves ab
solute divorce from party domination.
The People Refreshed.
, After sleeping for thirty odd years
en their rights, the sleep of ignorance
and carelessness, the great American
people have awakened refreshed to the
fullest extent. They are in every sec
tion of the great republic girding their
loins for the great struggle with the
monopolistic octopus. Who can doubt
the issue when looking back at the
achievements of this great people?
The past exhibition of the colossal
power of the American people to ac
complish great aims; the merciful ex
ercise of that power when in full play
is the admiration of the world. If we
Inherited this from our English ances
try and their institutions it is thus but
indirectly gotten from the people ' of
continental Europe. For England like
the United States is a nation of immi
grants from other states. This, then,
promises much for the continued and
increasing reign of the common peo
ple of America. They care no more
now for the financial system of old Eu
rope than they do for its social or polit
ical systems. They mean to take po
session of their government and shear
it of Europeanisms. They mean to
sail "their ship of state by the pole-star
ef humanity in the broadest sense . as
fast as the soundings can be taken, the
log read and the charts consulted.
But there is not the slightest element
of the France of 1789 in all this outline.
The public school and the newspapers
have been too long doing the work of
the political missionary for that. There
will be no cruel steel knife at work in
our revolution cutting- off the physical
heads of fair women and brave strong
men. But the little slips of paper
which are if used right of more moral
weight than armies, will be showered
into the ballot box which will quite as
well cut of the heads of evil systems.
It is not the individual that is to be ex
terminated but his system which places
him at variance with the normal con
dition of society. And in the place of
. this system the people will build up a
newer one which will not be less per
fect. This country should be run on
the principal of the rule of the major
ity; and that' that majority will be by
inherent quality of fairness which
. ought to reside in a majority of our
f ood people tampered more and more
with humanity to the minority as we
go along. But we will not stand still.
The world must move. This is to be a
revolution of intellectual and moral
force. It is gathering by the will of
the people faster than leaders of the
right character can be found to lead
What the Alliance Man Wants.
He wants an equal chance with men
ngaged in other occupations; no more.
He wants an equal representation in
the legislative department.
He wants a fair remuneration for his
He wants no speculation in the price
f the products of the farm.
He wants more money, that debt
trade may be abolished.
He wants the free coinage of silver
and the issue of full legal tender paper
He wants the financial system so
modified that money will become the
. beneficient agent of commerce instead
of its master.
He wants free and fair elections and
purity in politics.
He wants everybody to have a fair
chance in the race of life.
He wants to see class legislation
create the riches which the profligate
and luxurious enjoy, must for the fu
ture be content with a living that ever
wanes more meagre amft Cfcnted. '
The old social equality that obtained
in the earlier, purer years of the re
public, when few'citizens were rich and
fewer yeij were poor, hag vanished for
Our extremes of society are as fierce
ly accentuated as when beggars died of
hunger on the streets of Home while
the Emperor Heliogabalus was eating a
meal that cost a million denarii.
"The Mich are growing richer, and
the poor are growing poorer" has
passed into a truism which none but
the satisfied beneficiaries of an evil sys
We have distinct classes of Pluto
cratic Datricians and poverty-flat ple
beians in this boasted land of demo
Every year the upper ten thousand
know less and care less as to how the
lower millions live.
Every year the rights of invested
capital receive greater consideration,
and the rights of invested labor less.
'Every year the trusts, great corpora
tions and banks come into a closer
unitv of interest and work more har-
monionslv together in plundering the
creators of wealth. .
Lyon county, Kansas, said to be one
of the most prosperous agricultural
sections of the state, has 505,000 acres
of land and 6,581 mortgages, represent
ing $5,588,660 of debt; but the rail-
wn vs are nrosnerous because they can
tax the traffic more than it will bear,
and the banks wax fat on Shylock in
terest made possible by an artificial
scarcity of money brought about by
criminal monev kinsrs and traitorous
They declare that robber trusts pil
t.hAm bv the aid and consent of
They declare that the people's money
has been wrongfully and fraudulently
transferred to the keeping of financial
pirates, who use it to rob and oppress
the tillers of the soil and finally they
declare that rural prosperity is impos
sible while the all-essential railways of
the country remain in the private own
ership of srreedy corporations that al
ways and ever tax the traffic more than
it will bear.
Surely in a republic that is truly of
the people, by the people and for the
people the imploring voices of mil
lions nf toiling- citizens would not be
In a republic that claims to give
eaual rights to all and special privi
leges to none these men could not ask
in vain for justice.
In a republic thalhas no valid claim
to existence unless its laws are right
eous, unless it seeks the substantial
wellbeins: of all its citizens, and sedu
lously strives to do the greatest good
to the greatest number, these four mil
lion farmers could not made a plea
that would receive no answer.
NO. 65. CLOCK SHELF, lGxSixfl.
Walnut, Ash or Cherry, o cw. ent
for 2 names.
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Refurnished & Refitted-
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FIRST CLASS TABLE
Popular Rale. tl.SO dne
$2.00 per day. NO BAR.
Highland Ridge Stock Farm.
i BROOKS, PKO'K. CKESTON.IOWA.
f Breeder of Thoroughbred Shropshire Sheep,
Aberdeen Anjrus attie Enjrlehsbiie horsea
Thoroughbred and urades 7 each, except
bulls, bucks and ewes of different aire. An
imported Enjrliahfhire Ptallion, weight 20U0.
dttrk bay ith black main and tail, black
legs, a splendid breeder. Some extra Kwd
nlgrh grade mares in roai. cnoice cows, nen
eis ana build.
Pedigrees with all Thoroughbred 8tock
Will soli for cash or on time or trade for
sheep. 8m 15
There are other matters ao important to you
as railroad rates. --If you pay 25 Per Cent,
too much for your Fall Supplies you will not
act wisely. This you are liable to do unless
you investigate. ; r
A special 10 per cent, discount cuts no fig
ure when deducted from a full price. What
you want is full value for what you pay Correct
Prl es and No Hambuijgimt! Look the market over,
and as you pass along O Street; drop into our
establishment. Fully equipped, we defy all
competion. Entire Satisfaction guaranteed.
Will be pleased to have you call at
BAKER'S CLOTHING HOUSE.
1125 O Street.
S. T. James, Prop,, - Greenwood, M en.
T hve a fine jot of An'nl and May Pigs for
this season's trade. I can book orders for
in.ii hrmi about .tan. 1st to be shipped when
safe in Diir. Write for prices, l aiso nave a
few good boars left. ; - 3mlW
NO. 56. SIDE SHELF 22x12. Wal
nut, 80 cts. Sent for 6 names.
NO. 224. TABLE; top 16x116; 32 in
ches high. Walnut or Oak80 ets. Sent
for 4 names.
WEBSTER & ROGERS',
1043 O STREET.
Who carry the Largest Stock and
GIVE THE LOWEST PRICES
ON RELIABLE BOOTS A.ND SHOES.
Don't fail to try them at 1043 O St. lnTO
NO. 167. DRAWER
Sent for 3 names.
CLOCK SHELF, 25x51x8. Walnut and Oak, 80 cts.
MOTTO: Quick Sales
una iatt rones.
One Price t AU.
BARB WIRE IN CAR LOTS. NAILS IN CAR LOTS.
MILLET IN CAR LOTS.
TINWARE, JOBBER'S PRICES,
GASOLINE STOVES, "
ICE CREAM FREEZERS, "
BOLTS AND SCREWS, " "
Special prices to the Alliance. All orderti
sent us by mail will have careful and prompt
MAXWELL, SHARP & ROSS CO.
1532 to 1638 O Street.
But their imploring voices are un
heeded. They ask in rain for justice,
and their plea for relief remains un
answered. America's Tenant Farmers.
Recently an alliance writer xn the
North American Review made the
startling statement that the United
States is the largest tenant-farmer na
tion in the world. Of the 7,500,000
adults, engaged in agriculture less than
one-third own their farms and half of
that third are so heavily mortgaged
that the interest they must pay to
avoid foreclosure is equal to the galling
The number of the tenant farmers in
the various states are given and we
shall give a few samples from the list:
New York.. 39,872
Pennsvlvania . .45,825
Maryland . . .....13,537
J. O. McBRIDE,
HEAL ESTATE DEALEB
Loans. Insurance and
;;.1:2, 107 Sontb llth St., Basement,
T Fsrm Lm attended to. an1 Ineu
tn. writtea o farm euildlagrs at a lr nn.
Miythiaff to trade? 13rf.
Wii. Daily & Co.
Cattle, Hogs, Sheep
CASH ADVANCES ON CUiSSlUiS-
FALL AND WINTER EDITION.
Everything You Eat, Wear and Use
ROOM 34, Exchxnob Building, Un
ion Stock Yards, South Omaha.
EirHinou:-Ak your Bankers. llt
NO. 29. WALL, POCKET, 14x21
Ebony, Cherry, 70 cts. Sent lor 6
NO. 93 CLOSET, 27x12.
$2.00. Sent for names.
We Will All Sing.
If you send and get the NewXlliance Song-Bter.
It is a little beauty containing;) pajres of
mostly new sonys written this year es
neniaflv for this book by Alliance people.
Most of them aieset to old and familiar
tunes, so all may join in the music
and fn lor it h eart i It. The Drice is placed at
the exceedingly low rate of single copies 10
cents or 12 for il.nn. Vostage 10 cents extra
perdozen. Address, , m, ,
3-tf Alliance Pub. Co., Lincoln, Neb.
HOG CHOLEKA CUBED
North Carolina. . . ,
South Carolina.. ..
Georgia...'.. .. .. ..
West Virginia. . . .
Ohio. . .....
Michigan. . ... ...... ..... .15,41 1
Kentucky ................ 44,027
Tennessee . . .............. 57, 296
Mississippi. ................... 41,558
Arkansas. . . . . : 26,130
Hera are twenty -one of our leading
states with more tenant farmers than
England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
He wants to see the genius of man
directed to the development of the
eountry s resources.
He wants to see all men Successful
who are engaged in the pursuit of
He wants to 'see this republic "a gov
ernment of the people, for the people
and by the people." .
In Harper county, Kansas, one loan
and investment concern has a ducal do
main of 150.000 acres, the result of
, F.rso-Hsh lords of title and American
lords of gold are creating vast feudal
estates all through the Mississippi val
ley by clutching onto farms that were
rescued from the wilderness by the
noblest and bravest race of pioneers
the world ever saw.
Through the necromancy of a black
mail mortgage debt of five billions of
- dollars that was forced on the farmers
by a government that protects the
classes and plunders the masses, we
hall soon have a new and larger Ire
land In the very heart of free America
tenanted by millions of beggared
You cannot afford to be without it; even if you don't send order to
us, it will save you money as a gftiide to prices you should pay at home.
We furnish, the book free. Send 6 cents to pay the postage on it.
H. :R. EAGLE CO.,
Uholcsalo Farmers' Supply House,
68 Wabash Ave., CHICACO.
-DRAWER CLOCK SHELF, 28x7x9. Walnut, $1.00 Sent for 4
Oni hundred years ago there were
twenty -five persons living in the coun
trv tn fvftpv one in the cities. Now
the pio portion is only three to one.
It is easy to guess at causes, but there
mnof Via m an v
a mini) Irish Roman Cathollo
ti ! Ant. 1V.A nt.hr Sundav indulged in
some criticisms of church fairs, in
the course of which he perpetrated the
following Irish bull: "It may be true, i
as some say, that church fairs are
semi-religious; but It is also true max
they are wholly bad."
If has been rem irked that during
the warm weather of summer John
Chinaman appears to be the coolest
man about town, and probably does
suffer little from the heat. His cloth
ing is light and airy, loose and com
fortable, free and easy; his food con
sists of Iruit and vegetables, and he
doesn't patronize alcoholio or iced
drinks. Apparently he doss not per
spire freely, and is never subject to
sunstroke. He works long and steadily,
but moderately deliberately nd
seems never to oe la a nurry or a
worry. We may leara from Jobs.
We will fnmiph medicine to cure One Herd
of iick Hogs in ewch Township i the United
States free 'ive express office and number
of hogs.. Call r address
THE HALL MEDICINE CO.,
10 .North rweiith Street,
4w21. ST. LOUIS, MO.
REAL ESTATE LOANS
Om farms 1b eastern NebrMka m.ni unproe
proprtj in Lincoln for a term of year.
Lowest Current Bates.
R. E. & T. W. MOORE,
Corner llth & O Streets. Llncolm.
J. M. K.OBI2TS02M,
Kkhksaw, Adams County, Nmr
i NO. 34 COMB CASE, 12x22, Walnut, 75
cts. Sent for 3 names.
NO. fil. CORNER CABINET,
Walnut, $1.50. Sent for 5
C-tm nnn-wr-Tn--nr-TlriiTiiii in n i " t J iJl
II ill sf -ryfl f W lif
a I dVjf M swift.
in t I r
Breeder and Shipper ef i Recorded rolan
China Hosts. Choice 11 reed in Stock tn
ale. W rite for wanta. (Mention Tb Uiano
J. THORP Co.,
Rubber Stamps, Sea
Stencils, Badges and
mM-nittioQ. isstahliehed )Q
The Iowa Steam Feed
The most practical, most
convenient, 'nost econorni
cal. and In everv wav the
BEST STEAM FEEDCOOK
EK MADE- A glance nt
the construction of It is
enouirh to conrlnce an
man that it Is far superior
to am other, f or aescnp
it r nimniars Tit nrii-flfi annlv to U. S. Wind
wn.rina and Pnmn Co..uuiaha. Neb .26tf
AT HONEST VALUE. .
We propo s e to do Busine s s
upon tnis principle ana it;
will always be our
platform of trade.
We show a line of
"Jackets, Newmarkets and Wraps.
Tie Lite las toer Been Seen irttn ffesl.
Our prices start at $2 and range.up to $75.
Complete liine of Ladies, Misses' and Chil
Choicest display in Dress Goods,
Trimming, Hosiery and
Infants Complete Outfits.
Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded.,
1023 O Street, : : Lincoln, JNeb.
NEWMAN'S OLD STAND.
The finest ground floor Photograph Gallery in the State. AU Work in the
finest finish. Satisfaction Guaranteed. 2263 Tith street.
Iotf. T. W. TO'VjrcEND, Propnttcr.
..... 1. ArtMUB.
IimoiHl Prop tiog Tools, bniiw. J0j'JJ
WtBrt Mill. 'un.. Em-yt-lopedinj , U"
, ti 113 H.I'itBal
1 . - ... in
Sg-5 J St., fhrB
GREEN WO OD. HERD
Heating; StovesRanges and Cook
Stoves at Your Own Prices.
Everything in the House Furnishing Line at Hard Times Trices.
Soft Snaps Selected for Smiling Skaters.
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Sana. r. r iw
NO 241. SIDE CABINET. 27 inches long, 24 high, 6 in. deep. French berel
mirror 8x8, 1 inch bevel. Oil Fnish. Antique Oak, $5.00. 1 Sent for 15 name.
C 'U Breeoiood. Heb.
m 21 ttel.. Knst Nai'l U&nk Or wiU.BW.
All Steel, Full Club Skates, 49cts. live Fairs in one order, 45 cts. j-.acti.
Common Black Strap bkates, 24 cts. lve Fairs in one order, Si.UJ
Ladies' Skates, a good article, 75 cts. Skates, Sleds, and all kids of
Holiday Goods at
MAXWELJ;, SHAEPE & ROSS COMPANY,
1532 to 1538 0 Street, - - - LINC0EN.
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