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THE FARMERS' AlililANCE. LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, NOV. 22, 1SC0.
"Fanaticisms Death Knell " False.
It may be somewhat surprising in
tkese days of political burials and the
defeat of prohibition that a prohibition
ist shows signs of life, and still more so
if he evinces a disposition to fight the
battle over. Before going further I
wish to depict Bosewater to the readers
f this paper.
In the great contest that has keen
waged Rosewater, the saloon and the
devil have been victorious.
If this man who is not a man, but only
resembles one exteriorly, had Jived dur
ing the reformation he would have been
a member of the Diet of Worms. In the
days of Christ he would have been one
of the scoffers and would have spit on
the face of our Savior.
Had he been a member of the twelve
apostles Judas Iscariot would never
have committed suicide.
If he was not chained to the present
state of nature and could now take up
his abode in hades, the devil would re
sign his present position and would
feel prond to be even one of his lieu
Prosperous errors die hard. The
realms of truth and righteousness are ;
eonstantly beleaguered by the power of
avarice and the enemies of advance.
In the days of barbarism disputed
questions of every kind were settled by
the sword, to-day they are settled in
the region of intellect. If the - intellect
is slow of comprehension, beclouded
,by greed and vice, reformatory meas
ures proceed slowly.
The nearer you can make human
government conformable to divine gov
ernment the quicker the human race
can reach a still higher elevation.
Law is 'an educator.
The man that views the mountain
tops of history, marking the various
stages of his progress, noticing the re
markable achievements he has made in
the arts, sciences, literature and every
thing that has aidd in his advance
ment and elevation cannot help inquir
ing into the cause.
The power of one thing that causes
"the wicked to flee when no" one per
sueth," that controls the revolution of
all bodies through space.
What is it? We are forced to exclaim
The moral suasionists say along with
other dupes, educate the people by
moral suasion until in the blissful futu
rity the sentiment of the people will
have grown sufficiently strong in op
position that the saloons will fade away
into the depths of oblivion. Delusive
Let us go back to the time when Mo
ses was leading the children of Israel
through the wilderness and notice the
encampcent near Mt. Sinai where hap
pened a scene that for sublimity has
ad but few equals.
Moses received from the Omnipotent
hand of; Jehovah t the decalogue, the
fundamentals of law now existing, but
while he was engaged in this gigantic
scheme to civilize and regenerate fallen
man, what do we see? Coming down
from Sinai's top, bringing the com
mandments, he beheld the children of
Israel had let the devil creep in during
his absence and began idolotrous w or
ship with his own brother Aaron the
high priest's consent.
Moses was a moral suasionist for
just a minute, but with beckbone
enough left to make an army of such
reforming impositors of to day. He
threw the tables of stone to the ground
smashing them in pieces, he took the
golden calf, burnt it in the tire, ground
, it to powder and scattered it upon the
waters and made the Israelites drink of
it and told them in unmistakable terms
that the wrath of God was against
He was again ordered to - Sinai's top
and the commandments were renewed
by the Divine ruler, and to-day the
civilized world can stand on the grand
- summit of their progress, gaze upon
those idolatrous fellow beings with many
other barbaristic traits; asking them
selves the question what has caused
this? The uncontrovertible answer is
The principle of prohibition will live
on despite the fact of its present defeat,
long after the last obsequies have been
performed at the grave of Rosewater.
Every defeat causes a few more cranks
and lunatics to join the noble band.
Every defeat causes the prohibition
ists to begin with renewed zeal.
1 have. faith in the intelligence of the
farmers of Nebraska as well as the rest
of its citizens to think that they will not
let a business proceed long that thrives
upon the degredation of their fellow
men. , Let u3 consider the great reform
thoroughly and the next time it is sub
mitted to our votes, vote in such a way
that our posterity can not write on our
grave-stones "Life a failure," but in the
place of this let the grandest of all epi
taphs be written, " They went about
ioiug good." E. F. Brtant.
Weston, Neb., Nov, 17, 1890.
Brother farmers and laborers, don't
go to sleep now, for the good work has
just begun. Keep up an interest in the
Alliance; meet often and consult with
your neighbors and ; send requests to
your legislators stating in respectful
terms what you need. Subscribe for
your Alliance paper even if you drop
all other papers. It is the only paper
in the ptate that gave you a fair show.
The press of the state, with but very
few exceptions has slandered you,
sneered at you, ridiculed you in every
mean, low . manner possible, and you
are not men if you do not resent the
insults. It is not boycotting to stop
taking a paper that has abused you and
Jour friends. "Help your friends and
ave nothing to do with an enemy" is
a good maxim. Let us build up a good
paper in the state in the interest of the
laborer. We don't want a subsidized
paper. We want one that will feel our
pulse and tell us our ailments and pre
scribe for our wants. Don't forget the
Alliance; keep them up, and weed out
dead beats and fill their places with new
men. Shake hands over our great vic
tory. Fraternally, M. M. Halleck.
Chronicles of the Tribes of Heads and
And it came to pass in the country ly
ing to the westward and bordering un
to tne irreat ana micrhty river ana
stretching forth unto the mountains
thereof, that there dwelt a people who
were known as the tribe of "Heads," of
whom it has heretofore been written.
Now this tribe was possessed of irreat
power, for a part of this people had
wealth and boodle in abundance. But
many of them were laborers and tillers
of the soil and peradventure they were
poor; for the chief rulers imposed great
burdens upon them, and spake unto
one another saying, "Verily, verily, we
say it is meet that they should toil, but
we are their superiors, and it is naught
but right that we reap the benefit and
obtain wealth from the fruits of their
labors. And when we desire a re-election
we will have great respect for them,
and we shall condescend to shake them
by the hand and fatten them on prom
ises, and they will open their mouths
like goslings and swallow it all. For,
Jo! they are not wise like us, and we
can deceive ad betray them like unto
Judas, for they know not what they do,
and we care not, so long as they are the
servants and we are the masters. And
in this manner did they reason one with
another. And when the laborers and
tillers of the soil petitioned unto them
for relief they were laughed to scorn,
and told that they would do aught in
their power for the poor Hayseeds; but
while their pretensions were great their
intentions were small, for they contin
ued their oppression for many years
and the people began to murmur. But
the chief rulers heeded them not until
the laborers and tillers of the soil spake
one unto another saying, "Let us gather
ourselves together at the tabernacle in
the capital city of the land and select
from among us men whom we desire to
be our rulers;" and they all cried out
with one accord, "Even so be it!" And
they chose accordingly, and -when the
tribe of Heads heard of these things
the felt sore at heart, and they became
wroth and spake unto the Hayseeds say
ing. "Get ye hence; ye are naught but
swine, and your filth and stench should
not pollute our parlors and high places,
lest it require many months to purify
them again." But the Hayseeds replied,
"Come down from your exalted throne,
for ye shall henceforth, now and for
evermore be known as the extinct
tribe of Heels, while we shall be sur
named the tribe of heads." And on the
fourth day of the eleventh month of the
ninetieth year these things came to pass
as foretold, and the chief rulers of the
tribe of Heels felt sore at heart and
were grieved beyond measure; for they
rent their clothes and went forth and
sat down upon the corners of chips and
wept loud and bitterly, and the tears
rolled down their cheeks even to the
size of black walnuts. Thus endeth the
savings and doings of the tribe of Heels.
The above epistle is recorded in the
last half of the fifty-eleventh chapter of
Chronicles, by Suter from the land of
Had the editor scored me severely and
done it with prudence and in sincerity
I would try to forgive him, " but if I
could not I would not try to block the
wheels of progress just to punish one
man. JUet there be no iaiiiDg qui, ui
ranks. Let all lovers of humanity rally
to the bugle call and march with free
men upon strongholds of oppression.
Let us recruit subscribers for The
Fakmeks' Alliance by . dozens and
scores and make it gladsome and secure
Shall we not give the monopoly press
rest and support our owu refo:m
press? Let us not delay. Now is the
time. We may delay too long, it seems
strange that the farmers will engage in
a life and death struggle and then listen
to the captains in command oi tne ene
my instead of their own.
Gather no forage for the enemy, out
find subsistence for your own valiant
heroes in the forefront.
Our home newspapers must not be
Thine for industrial emancipation.
Congratulations from Sherman County.
Divide, Neb., Nov. 11, 1890.
Editor Alliance: Sherman county
las redeemed herself from corrupt
party rule. The sovereign people have
asserted their independence, nud tl e
first important step has been taken to
wards reform. Your able journal has
been one of the prime factors in this re
sult. As an educator of the people in
regard to their duties and privileges it
has been a grand success. May its use
fulness and efficiency continue until our
common country is delivered from its
present system of government, and over
its ruins rises an administration worthy
of the American people.
Inclosed ffnd renewed subscription to
The Earmers' Alliance, and believe
me very truly and
C H. King.
HEFPOLSHEIMER & GO'S
Cor. 12th and N Sts., Lincoln, Neb.
Cloaks, Millinery Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Holiday Goods, Toys, Etc.
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English Shire, Percheron and French
We hare 25 horst s of th nbove breed which for rood Individual and choice breedlnr can
r ot be excflied A certificate of registry and fruarantjr accompanied each home. If you
want a cood usf.fti. ti.moh, wohtu ihk m on ft. come to our barn with the cah or
bamkibms papbk and we will surprise you wtib our good Hoossd and low puiosi, 4in 23
BARN AT WABASH PASSENGEB DEPOT.
When writing mention this psper.
Absolutely the largest
From the cheapest goods to the finest made.
stock and the
One call will convince you they are Headquarters, being large quantity
buyers. . ' aztf
This store is modeled somewhat similar to Wanamakers in Philadelphia.
If Mr. Thomas P. Grasty of the Balti
more Jfanafacturers' Record is to be be
lieved. Sneaker Keed has not even tne
excuse of fanaticism for his attempt to
pass the force bill. Mr. Grasty says
thot Mr ,W. P. Rice, a Boston man hav
ing large investments-in the south, but
an ardent republican, called on Reed
during the time the bill was pending.
The speaker forgot apparently that Mr.
Rice had a large pecuniary interests in
the south, and declared to him that
something must be done to stop , the
exodus of capital from New England to
the south, and said that the election bill
would stir up trouble that would accom
plish this result. This is a remarkable
story, but there is nothing in Mr Reed's
career to make it improbable. If it is
true, he is as basely sordid a rascal as
can be found in any state penitentiary.
JV. Y. Standard.
HIGHLAND STOCK FARM
P. B. RIX& Co. Propr's,
Importers and Breeders of
SHIRE, PERCHERON, CLYDESDALE AND
fuperior hordes, lonar time, low interest,
Moderate prices. No other firm in America
sells to etock oompanles under the same perfect
system that we io, which insures to companies
Muaro dealing, nuoceffsful breeders anl abso
lute success. We have at present in our
stablea tta winners of 107 prizes in Eu
rope and America
Our ren-ord last fall at Missouri 8tate Fair.
Kama 8tie Fair and Aichlson Agricultural
Fair was twenry to prizes, fourteen second
prize and six sweepntakes.
"WWrite for illustrated catalogue.
FARM AND 8 CABLES Two miles east of
Hlifhluud I'ark TOPEKA, KAS. -tf
The Latest Improved and Best End-gate Seeder.
BOSTON CLOTHING STORE
For the past ten dajs is caused by the unprecedented low prices on
Clothing. There is still undoubtedly some of the greatest bargains in
MEN AND BOY'S CLOTHING
Resolutions of Banner Alliance No. 948,
Resohed, That withdraw our pat
ronage from all newspapers that have
worked against the interests of the
farmers and laborers of Nebraska, and
that we give our support to those news
papers that have worked for the in
terests of the farmers ; and laborers in
the late campaign. '
Resolved, That we give our support as
much as possible to the Farmers' Alli
ance paper of Lincoln, Neb.
Resolved, That these resolutions be
furnished, the Farmers' Alliance.
; J. W. Hagekman.
. Brook Rutland.
. J. K. Smith.
Erer offered to the public in this city and it will pay jou to step in
and see what Miltonberger is doing. He docs n ox want to carry
goods over another $eason; consequent'y he offers
We can make you
special prices on a
limited number of
Send in your order
J. W. HARTLEY,
S?? Lincoln, Neb.
AFTER THE BATTLE.
Central Citt, Neb.
Mr. Editor: The battle has been
fought and a great victory won, and the
iudependent party may feel proud of
its work. No party in any country can
boast of such a success in a three
months' campaign. We went into the
tight with no weapon save the sword of
J ustice, and we fought an . aggressive
battle from the start.
The enemy used every means in their
power to stem the tide.i No lie was too
mean to tell, no name too clean for
their mud batteries to try to taint. The
farmers were classed no better than
animals. But the laboring man this
year did not believe all the job-hunters
told them, and voted for our side, and
now we have a chance to redeem the
state from the grasp of the money
power. The people are awake and
Congress must do something at once
for the farmers and laboring men or we
will see a farmer in the president's
hair two years hence. We can look
ever the last session of congress and
during the entire ten months no law
was passed ' that materially benefited
the farmer of the west. As aresnlt of
the waste of time and money, we see
the dominant party defeated so badly
that it will be almost impossible , for it
to remain a party organization.
Congress must compel ihe U. P. and
C. P. railroads to pay their just debts.
The farmers and laboring men won't
keep any party in power that will favor
class legislation and uphold such a glar
ing injustice as has been done to the
people of the country by congress per
mitting the railroads to not even pay
the interest on their dets and forcing
! the poor man to pay his debts even if he
loses his home. We must have a strin
"gent usurv law. We must have an
equalization of taxes. The property
assessed must be put at its real value,
and not as now, left to the assessor to
value it at one-half to one tenth of its
Banks must be assessed the same as
real estate. A banker who publishes a
card to catch trade on which be puts
h a resources at $100,000 must be taxed
ivT that amount. The farmer is taxea
- that way and the banker 19 allowed to
give in his assessment at just his cash
on hand. If the banker is permitted to
deduct his liabilities from his capital,
then the farmer should do the same.
The farmer's eyes are opened and we
are- confident that be will claim and get
his rights from the next legislature.
Marks Bros. Saddlery Company.
Ceresco, Neb., Oct. 31, 1890.
Richland Alliance No. 725 To whom it
Having a copy of the contract as pre
sented by Marks Bros. Saddlery Co., of
Omaha, to their employes (Saddle and
Harness Makers' Union No. 19), have
duly read and carefully noted the same,
and we as an organized body do pro
nounce said contract as partial ad un
just, and an insult to every honest per
son; therefore, be it
Resohed, That we as consumers of
harness, -etc., refuse to buy any of
Marks Bros, goods until they are willing
to grant the same privileges as they re
quest.. Furthermore, be it
Resolved, That we send a copy of these
resolutions with said contract to our
county and state papers to inform the
public of our resentment and to extend
to our brother workingmen and con
sumers of onr produce our heartfelt
sympathy during this lockout and shall
willingly stand by them until equality
and justice prevail.
J. H. Teachmax,
J. S. P. Mover,
Swan U. Nelson,
THE BATTLE OVER.
A Cheerful Letter from Bro. McCall.
Ord, Nebraska. Not. 10. 1890.
Editor Farmers Alliance Dear
Sir: The battle is over and many victo
ries won. I am truly sorry for the val
iant knights who have borne the peo
ple's standards to the forefront and have
not received sufficient support to cause
victory to perch - on their banners.
Some of the people for whom 'such a
valiant struggle was made, seemed to
entertain views similar to the negro
during the late war. When told that
the war was waged in his interest and
that he should "to arms" for his own
liberty, replied, "Did you ever see two
dogs fight over a bone? " Yes." "Did
you ever see the bone tight? " So with
some who claim that they as wealth
producers, feel the "heel of the oppres
sor." But a party four months old
has done wonders. ,
Every nominee of the state conven
tion was a valiant advocate of the peo
Every congressional nominee who en
tered the race had the attributes of a
winner, and Thornton, who managed
the canvass in the "Big Third," is a gen
eral worthy any command.. But I cannot
name all the true and tried, the heroic
and skillful their name is legion.
There is a matter close to my heart at
this writing and that is the success and
perpetuity of that newspaper The Farm
ers' Alliance. Its life and generous
support is a matter of great moment.
My time is not out but I hereby renew
for another year. 1 shall advise all
friends to take this noslk and able
exponent of th rights and needs of the
farmers of Nebraska. The editor may
have made mistakes. I do not know.
Of one thing I am assured he has had
great foresight and has been true and
fearless. Iu saying this I do not take
up any personal warfare of his. I con
demn no man except upon evidence.
Resolutions of Hamilton Co. Alliance.
Aurora, Neb., Nov. 15, 1890.
At a called meeting of Hamilton Co.
Alliance the following resolution was
adopted? , . , .- . .
Resolved, That the Hamilton County
Alliance heartily endorses the course
pursued by The Farmers' Alliance,
our state organ, during the late cam
paign, and we urge upon each Subordi
nate Alliance to use their united efforts
to secure the subscription of every la
boring man throughout our county.
M. tl. SEVERT,
G. P. Bkahm,
F. M. Howard,
s 1039 O
'im utit&t WEBSTER DEHORNING nflGllKJE,
Patent Claims Allowed Deo. 10 and Oct. 14, 1888.
The best invention in the world
for catching and holding cattle to
dehorn or brand. Writo to E. Y.
C. WEBSTER, MarjsTille, Kan
sas,, for his nicely illustrated
Catalogue on dehorning, enclos
ing stamp. Agents wanted cicry
where not occupied.
Mention this paper when writing.
Clothing and Furnishing Goods.
tf 10 PER CT. OFF TO MEMBERS OF THE ALLIANCE.
Cor. P and 10th Sts., Lincoln, Neb.
I WILL SELL TO THE HIGEST BIDDER
The republicans are
this an off year. But
fond of calling
1892 will be an
Spring Hill Stock Farm.
Windsor, Fayette, County, Iowa.
Poland -hina Swine and Cotsvrold Sheep.
Special Kutes by Express, 3m 23.
The Fishbaugh Stock TanK Healer,
Waranteri to give better eaticf action with
half tbe f ue than ony off its competitors.
Sold Oirectly to Fsrcers at Wholesale
Prices. No agents or middle men's profits.
Send for descriptive circular and terms to
to tbe patentee aud mauulaturer.-
8w23 York, Nebraska.
Tbe Riddle of The Sphinx
BY 3ST. 33. ASHBY.
LECTURER OF THE
national Farmer's Alliance.
A handsome hook of 500 octave pages, fine
ly bound and lull of Interest from cover to
cover. The book treats of tbe economic and
industrial questions now agitating the indus
trial world. Tbe author looks at this ques
tion from between the plow handles. The
book is forcible and logical, and rises to elo
quence in its masterly treatment of facts
and remedies. ;
Agents wanted in every county and
every Alliance. For canvassers outfit and
terms to agents, etc., Address,
THE INDUSTRIAL, PTJB. CO.,
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- Manufacturers of
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Stencils, Badges and
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assi 8. lith St..
20 Pure Bred, Recorded
Percheron and French
10 Pure Bred, Becorded
2 Pure Bred, Becorded
5 Elegant 7-8 and 15-16 Percheron Mares.
2 7-8 and 15-16 Percheron Stallions.
1HESE French stallions and mares were imported or raised by myseX and
I guarantee 'them in the hieheCiioossible terms, for ther will EivOthe
purchastT the greatest amount of rfacaon, being free fiom blemish ot o
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IF YOU WANT TO BUY
DRY GOODS II
before I selected them for importation, and in the west my horses have been
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to make this sale. :
REMEMBER DEC. 4th AT WAHOO, NEB.
Sale will Commence at 1 o'clock p.m.
LOW J SICES EOR CASH,
v WE INVITE YOU TO CALL.
If any time you are dissatisfied wfth a pur
chase made from us, the goods can be returned:
and money will be refunded
133 to 139
One, two and three years'time giren oa approved security,
per cent linterest. 5 per cent discount for cash.
JAMES SHUIX YUTAN, NEB.
We carry one of the largest stocks west of the
Missouri River, in
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W i prepared to tur oa la , ocitracts of anytbln in our line and ALLI ANC
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