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We Waal ! K.las.
fl wiser I will, I fl eon4
like lo tb under tbake tae (froani.
And as I lUten. half in fear.
Tit eoonJ swells louder u4 mora Btr
Jl aoan-J of protest from tht throtur
Grows weary from their cruel wrong.
Afsia I listen; thrilled d4 stirred,
1 catch its purport word for ord.
X km J aid loader yet It ring-
"We want no King, we want no Kings!"
The world hat grown too viae and old
Tor monarch with their crowns of gold.
And commerce hat too many porta
Tor noblemen to mince through Court.
Humanity baa grown too wide
To let xa now for Queen provide.
Too weighty issue are at hand
To maintain Prince In the land.
And Thought has grown too bold and free
To let a longer bend the kne
To any man, unless be fights
For Justice, Truth and common rights.
The rights of lalwr to its hir
The rights of toilers to aspire
To something better than befalls
The burdened oxen in their stalls;
The right of all paid s'avea to rise
Against all crowned iioaojx lies.
That rob the tillers of the soil
Of honest proceeds of hi toil !
That ateal the poor man' flour and sack;
And grind him, till he buys them back
At twice thoir value. Pown, we say,
With these false Kings who rule to-day.
tTith Freedom's voice the welkin rings,
"We want no Kings, we want no Kings!"
Ella phonier Wilcox.
Win The Day, Boys! VwTl)lPy.
a Campaign 4ono fob lSol
Xibcrty lies crushed and bleeding,
Woepiag for the Nation's blight;
Servile at the Shrine cf Mammon,
ItQSt ft fiuey ose oi right
Ivery honest toiler gather
In your might, fromecery way!
Onward with undaunted valor!
Win the day, boys! Win the day!
Cast aside old party fnUy.
Know so othct kw llian tight;
Down with usury, deals In "realty,"
Smlto thoui now with all your might.
Xatient and long suffering people
Like "the trodden wore will turn:"
Tent up wrongs aflame rekindle
r Tfeedoui'i fires, to brighter burn.
Tearless raise our glorious banner
To the sunlight and the breeze!
"With a fervent loud Hosannat
fealty swear on bended knees.
Hise, ye Freemen! Round our ensign
Kalty as in days of yore!
This, is a nation of tho people,
Not of Millionaires and poor!
Tall in toilers! Earnest gather,
Armed with right, from every way!
Onward with undaunted valor!
Surely we will win the day!
!Wbat, though tyrants build their ram
Massive, towering to the sky! parts
Freedom's valiant sons can scale them
Sure as there's a God on high.
Eighteen ninety-two, our watchword!
Shout it loud on e vory way I
JBravely, firmly pressing forward!
Win the day, boys! Win the day!
The Original Communist.
"R. L. Coleman, editor of the Dallas
Hercury, stated in a speech he delivered
at Sulphur Springs, that Jesus Christ
was the originator and tirst president of
the Farmers' Alliance, and that lots of
bis modern ministry are drones in the
church, aud Christ ought to kick out
hundreds of them. It Christians can
endorse such stuff, then there is an end
,to such a thing as blasphemy." Ex.
The abovo was cut from, some local
paper, and sent to a gentleman in the
Great Jfiwfoflice probably as a "stunner"
for the somewhat live y BtafI conducting
Possibly, the author of the above Is
not well posted on the intrinsic charac
ter of the Christ's mission on earth, or
of the peculiar nature of the early
churches. We can assure him, how
ever, with reverential words r.nd feel
ings, that it is a part of the ecclcsiology
of the Church, the Church total, that
Jesus of Nazareth was a communist
taught its great essential doctrines, and
left his apostolic agencies to complote
Of the seven churches of Asia there
are distinct lines of history pointing to
their communistic nature. And even in
the New Testament wo find that all
woods were placed in common owner-'
ship. Annanias and Sapphira were
struck dead because they falsified as to
a part of their property, in bringing in
their wealth for common ownership,
We do not present tnls idea as new
nor do we believe that there is any elo
jnent of technical "communism" in the
Alliance. But there is "paternalism
and "nationalism" which are higher
type of communism and Jesus Christ
.was the essential advocate of theso lofty
JS or is this fact at all strange to any
one who distinctly understands the na
ture of the mission of Christ, his
prophetic outlines to all peoples, or the
promises of some great, shadowy, ill-
defined "good" to the race where the
term "Christ"' was unheard of . Itisthe
' character of Fo, of China, the Fut of
Abyssinia, the Bhood of Thibet, the
Fboot of Ceylon, and Buddha, of India
All these were the same person none
cMier than Phut ("u" not pronounced)
tbe immediate scriptural descendant of
Noah. The prophesied Cr.nst of Fo,
Bhood. Buddha, etc.. was transposed
back into the poetry of India as a Christ
-who bad come, rattier titan a Unrtst to
And the mission of the Christ, as fully
portrayed by the four evangelists, was
to teacn tne worm one powenui incea
tiva to action, thoucrkti and deeds
and that was love. Love, of the type
prevalent in the modern church (or an
cient), is selfishness dressed in a cloak
of trauzr partial public charity.
The sublime love of the Christ was the
sacrificial love which clothe humanity
r;U divinity a love which said, "Thfre
is no Joy. no hsppine io a human heart
except it be the product of a good act
to another." The church during all
aires has done great and majestic gooo.
intermingled with evil, in preserving the
naked truths of the Christ gospel even
while itself arrayed in tbe cold and
pulseless formalism! of a practically
We utter this singularly barsh sen
tence with a full and earnest apprecia
tion for the church vhich we do not
believe could be destroyed to day with
out crushing out tho great mora! agency
in human history, liui until tho 113,
OOO steeple ends of the church are re
placed by a free bakery on on 3 side and
a free hospital on tbe other, and until
the acolyte of Christ can love his neigh
bor at himself, the dream of tho apostles
and the trenchant gotpel of the Christ
will be but a barren platitude.
Christ was a commoner. He came to
the by-way si'lforer, and the alley-way
cripple. He thundered at tho gateway
of human power througheleven ignorant
men nslieis. lid declaimed against
All the eloquence of a Bossuct and
p'uilosopliv of an Aquinas cannot modi
fy by one jot or tittle the appalling fact
fact FACT that not one rich man
can enter the kingdom of heaven! All
tne tremendous aopaistry oi cnurcniy
l trends, or altar clotas of princely tab
ernacles cannot change one letter from
bete fau-ful words of the Christ:
"Go sell all that thou bast and give
to the poor."
Hie ceniu.i of undiscovered realm in
the empire of thought may pile treatise
and apothegn and logical corollary upon
the altar of human reason againHt the
bo n. fly truths of IheCurUl but iieilker
wiles of bell nor thunderbolts of coun-
e Js can soften one rugged corner of that
ultimate truth Ivloz in the breast of
J'uq soft and gentle zephyr which
conies to us ontlie rht- wings of history.
Is human love; and UW tho awful
wrecks which hiiEun sclllshnesl hath
nlled uo in everv avenue of life. it. anu H j
alone, funs the fevered brow and balm?
the suffering heart. And ages may
come and go revolutions mark the
blunders of human philosophy empires
of reason erect baM framids and waste
with years but novel' will the cold
earth bloom with Eden'a promise or hu
manity draw near to Christ until the
heart of man accept the law of lore
and Love's Righteousness. Jesus Christ
may well be termed, s he has been
known in all ecclcsiology, as the first
socaiist in numan nistory. ureal II est.
Reckless Major McKinley,
If it Is indeed true that a cheap coat
means a cheap man inside tne cont,
Americans are cheaper than ever, for,
according to Major McKinley, in his
speech last week at Columbus, Ohio,
clothing was never so cheap in the
United States as it is to day. The Mc
Kinley law seems, after all, to have been
very ineffective, In the same speech
the Major made another bad admission
Askei if a tariff was not a tax, be re
plied that a revenue tariff "is always
paid by the consumer, because if you
put a tariff on a non-competing foreign
product, a product we cannot produce
in this country, then the price of that
product to us is tho foreign price with
the American tariff added." As to a
protective tariff he said, "it may for a
time be paid by tho consumer while we
are building up the industry, but when
we have reached the successful manu
facture of any product in the United
States under a protecting tariff, com no
tition at homo fixes and regulates the
price, ani tbe American consumer does
not pay the tax." Sothlsmuch-vauntod
clap-trap that "the tariff is not a tax,'
is admitted to be, as we have often tie
scribed it, meroly a play upon words.
As 'here is no tariff on domestic pro
ducts, you pay no tariff if you buy a do
mestio product! But what becomes of
tho protectionists who, not understand
lng tuft word-play, have said that "tho
foreigner pays the tax," and argudd that
he pays it rather than lose his American
market? That argument has always
seemed like the business reasoning of
the apple woman who could afford to
sell apples for less than cost because she
sold st many: but now, with ono sweep
of his tongue, our Homo Market Major
washes it altogether out of the protec
tlon philosphy. Xen York Standard.
A "Standard" Mistake.
Under the head of "News
Farmors' Alliance." we find tho
ing in the New York Standard:
At the Alliance meeting In Snrtncflol.l
J. H. 1'owern, President of the Northern or
open Motional farmers Alliance, opposed
third imrtv and ah moddltnir with nnlitlos
David (toss, labor leader, oieated a sensation
Dy queetioninK tne poverty of farmers.
ine meeting reierrea to wras not an
Alliance meeting, but a Grangers' en
campment. Members of other organ!
zatioDs -were present by invitation and
delivered addresses, among them Mr.
rowers. But he did not oppose a third
party, nor did he opposo meddling with
politics. On the contrary, the burden of
his address was that the evils which the
farmers and workers suffer could only
be remedied by very effectual and do
termined "meddling with politics " Mr,
Powers would be the last man to oppose
a third party, having himself been the
third party's candidate for govornor of
his state an office, by the way, to which
he was duly elected but shamefully
counted out. Instead of being, as the
Standard represents it, a condemnation
of the third party movement and of
"meddling with politics," Mr. Powers'
speech was a thoughtful, able, eloquent
and statesmanlike appeal to the farmers
to tight their wrongs by political action,
oubide of and independent of the tw
old political machines, that are neither
more nor less than two rival servants of
one master, and that master the enemy
and robber of the farmers and all other
wealth producers Journal . of L.
An Ananias Cyphercr.
"To assume that the United States
alone can maintain silver at the old ratio
of sixteen to one is a wilder delusion
than ever tilled the brain of a believer
In tiat money. The fear that we would
attempt it carried seventy millions of
geld from the country in four months."
In the above the cyphering Ananias
of Chicago Tribune gets off "two more."
There U no wild delusion in the United
States thinking it can do with silver at
10 to 1 of gold, what France has, solitary
and alone, done for many years, with
silver at 15.5 to 1.
"Fear of free coinage." Bosh! All tha
bigwigs, here and abroad, are scratch
ing their heads as to why the goli went
abroad, ; No two of them agree. Most
siy it was European and especially
Russian government need. Express.
FAKMEKS' ALLIANCE. LINCOLN, XER. THURSDAY . SEPT. 2-1,
A TRUST CHAMPION.
Wlplaf Oat the filmy Arcomnt of
I utera Journal.
The Albany. N. Y., Evening Jour
nal is making a persistent tnougb
rather belated assertion of its unshaken
loyalty to trusts by referring to the
present low price of sugar as an evi
dence that the trust is all right and
never had a monopoly. It asserts that
the ' -demagogic outcries'" have led the
people to believe "it bad monopolized
the sugar refining facilities of the land,
but that Spreck'.os has always com
peted with it." To which it adds
that the trust wa organized as a re
action from tho excossive competition
which had rendered ugar refining un
profitable." A person of very moderate intelli
gence would find no difficulty in ask
ing bow, if the trust did not suspend
competition which forms the essential
feature of a monopoly, it would do
any good a a reaction against tne
alleged excessivo competition. The
inquiry, however, is rendered tho less
important from two facts which tiie
trust organ carefully suppresses in its
advocacy of tho sugar trust The first
is that Spreckles did not compete with
the sugar trust east of the Kocky
mountains during the period in which
its control of tho market was most
absolute and extortionate. His estab
lishment of a competing refinery in
Philadelphia was a result of the high
price which tho trust established, and
illuhtrates the principle which The
Champion has always maintained, that
unless the trust possesses, as the
Standard Oil company has heretofore,
some lever for choking off competition.
they will bring at once their own
remedy and their own punishment by
calling cow establishments into ex
lstonce. Tho Other fact this champion of the
trueU suppresses is no less significant
Tho article Is based on the statements
B Aw 4 urn teie'Kruiu wivn rcjjuru
x . . i . : . L. .1
prlcus of rouned suifoj TJiat t'.
grguj ata;( SS :rrj,t truft organ
Bcrtipuloualy oflriits to menjlfln, that
two yonrs ago sugar told at HJ cents,
whle now it is a fraction below 4
cents. The reduction in the duty on
raw sugars used by the rsfineries aver
ages about 2 cents. This leaves the
margin of 2 conta as tho extra prico
which the trust levied on sugars while
It had a monopoly of the trads. This
represented a burden on the people
while it lasted of a little over fRO.OOO,
000 a year. With that fact before us
the 1 hreadbaro claim that trusts do not
enhance prices to the consumer is
shown to be a shallow fraud.
As to the claim that there was "ex
cessive competition" in sugar refining
prior to the organization of tho trust,
two facts furnish a complote reply:
First, there was not as much competi
tion as there is since its operations
have had their full rosult; second, the
sugar industry prior to the trust was
well known to be a solvent and pros
porous interest Its members, when
the market became overstocked and
unprofitable, had the same liberty as
farmers and the groat mass of other
producers of suspending operations or
seeking some less crowded field of in
dustry. The Name Old Trick.
As soon as tho Farmers1 Alliance
mado itself a power in the land mys
terious whlspors and charges concern
ing its lenders and prominent members
began to be heard.
Generally theso charges took the
shapo of vaguo horosay testimony,
coming from no responsible source,
and too thin and indefinite to bo run
down and promptly squelche!
All groat reform movements hove
been attacked in the same way. :i!iys
an exchange. Their opponents iiave
always attempted to weaken tho in
fluence of the leaders by making all
sorts of charges against them.- The
surest way to defeat a reform is to
make its friends distrust each other.
It is au old trick, and an easy one
to work more or less frequently. A
wink: or a shake 01 the head when a
man's name is mentioned, an inquiry
about his financial condition, a ques
tion about an alleged rumor, an inti
mation that much might bo revealed
if certain persons were willinjr to
speak all these are familiar dodges,
and sometimes they accomplish their
obioct. And yet it requires verv lit
tle ability, mid simpiy a lack of scruple
to work them. When everything else
fails, a pretense Is made of sympathiz
ing with the objects of tho reformers,
and surprise is expressed that tho
merits of some of them have not been
recognized, and tho question is asked
why they have been kept in tho back,
Tho Alliance is going through all
of these direct and indirect attacks,
and its membors seem to thoroughly
understand the tactics employed against
them. The enimles of this grout re
form organization will have to revise
their plan of campaign. It is useless
for them to continue making charges
if they are not going to prove some
thing. The old common law maxim
that a man is presumed to be innocent
until his guilt is proved holds good in
these matters, and the Alliancemen
are not such greenhorns as to pull
down every triod and trusted worker
for their cause the moment the tongues
of idle gossips begin to wag against
them. There is a secret and sel
fish motive back of all theso at
tacks, and the Alliancemen know al
How It Exists In the Management of Onr
Ita'.lwar Stock t.
Of the millionaires in the United
States there are thirty -five worth over
thirty millions, and the highest is
placed at ono hundred and twenty-five
millions. How were theso stupendous
sums obtained? A large proportion
by watering stock of corporations. A
large proportion by forming combin
ations or trusts, acquiring all that is
purchasable of an article of general
utility or necessity, and advancing the
price so as to compel consumers to
yield to them the amount exacted as
pay for tho trick or scheme that was
worked. These two means represent
how over two-thirds of this wealth
was acquired. Is lt legitimate? Is it
right? That is not business, nor is it
legal management It is true, that if
acquired, there is no law that can be
practically applied to compel them to
refund, and in that tease u is legal;
but it is contrary to the pirit of law
and equity, add if proer remedie
rould be applied it could be stopped.
J It not the duty of the government
to provide for easier, les expensive
and practical remedies that can be ap
plied? Most assuredly it is. Is there
any law to prevent a corporation like
the Richmond & Danville system from
issuing twenty or fifty millions stock
or bond? Certainly not If these
bonds should be issued simply to
divide among its directors or stock
holders is there any law to prevent
it? Thore is not Then after issued
and made part of its indebtedness, is
there any law to prevent the tariff and
passenger fare from being fixed so as
to pay the interest on this batch of
watered bonds? There is not? Why?
Because the corporations control con
gress and congress controls tho coun
try. But it is patcrna!ism to control the
corporations. Yes, that is paternal
ism in one sense. Anything is pater
nalism that interferes with the right
of any man or set of men to manage
IheSr business as they please. Strict
construction of paternalism would not
permit a railroad to be supervised by
a railroad commission, the toll of a
miller fixed by law, the ferriago at a
public ferry fixed, a letter or package
carried by the government All these
acts are paternalistic. Yet how many
bowlrs against paternalism will deny
that this protection of the publio
against individual greed has been
wholesome, advantageous and pro
fitable. Yet on the same principle,
for the same purpose and with tho
fame ends in view that each of the
paternalistic provisions above enum
erated were intended to subserve, all
tbo demand of the alliance are de
nounced as paternalistic. Some wise
acres go so far as to declare that bo
cause they ara paternalistic that tney
aro un-democratic Now put your
faith and your work to a test Thos.
Jefferson was tho founder of demo
cracy. Was not the mail servico es-
tnhii!,i riiii-inr the iivtt
r a iT.:...jAiflr ann fun n . a . . i .
iV3 a M'lr. nut i jumuu
nnco'and encioumge that, ns we.l ns all
the other paternalistic measures in ox
istenco in every state, which are enuin
erated nbovo? It is undeniable that
they did. Then why should they bo
so obnoxious to democracy now, when
they were endorsed by the founder of
the party? There is no sound reason
for it Alliance Herald.
How to diet Itld of slum.
In a letter to the Boston Transcript,
suggested by recent shocking disclos
ures as to the condition of the tene
ment districts in Boston, Mr. Edward
Atkinson points out difficulties in .the
way of reform, and sneeringly sug
gests that tho editor of this paper can
probably tell the public how to solve
Wo certainly can and wuL The
only way to abolish wretched tene
ment houses is to abolish wretched
ness. So long as there exists a class
of the abjectly poor in aeommunity,
so long will you find them living un
der abject conditions. Wo have sym
pathy with tho motives of people who
build model tenement houses for the
poor; but tho people who need them
most will not go into them nor would
they be received into them, and even
if they were their finer surroundings
would only mock their wretchedness
in all other respects. Municipal reg
ulations, sanitary inspection, etc., are
all well and , proper in their way as
palliative measures, but to expect
them to cure an evil of which they do
not touch the root and cause is ab
Tho same argument applies not only
to tenomont house uses, but to the sweat
ing system, to the abuse of children's
and women's labor, to crime, insanity,
and to tho thousand other forms of
man's cruolty to man, which makos
this earth an ante-chamber of hell.
They are tho necessary products of
the prosent social industrial system,
or rather chart which, instead of re
garding the earth and the products of
civilization as tho common heritage of
all, to bs administered for equal bene
fit of nil, subject to a common social
duty, leaves them to be fouyht to
tho death, and for the most part to be
wasted in the fighting.
To peek to cure any particular evil
of tho present social order by local or
special treatment without recognition
of tho constitutional character of tho
disease is a sort of child's play, which
would bo ludicrous if the occasion
were not so tragical.
To return to tho scientific question
which prompted these words: The only
way to get rid of tho slums which
aims at anything more than merely
changing a symptom of the disease
they indicate is to substitute for the
present industrial chaos a system which
shall guarantee the means of a decent
livelihood to every man, woman and
child in the nation. We nationalists
have set our hands to accomplish just
this, but wo want all the help we can
Will Mr. Atkinson tako hold with
us? Now Nation.
The Troublesome Alliance.
The following is from an Ohio cor
respondent to the New York Press:
'The Farmers' Alliance, which the
Democracy believed would be a power
ful ally in this campaign, now turns
out to be quite as dangerous an ele
ment to them as to tho Republicans.
This is due to the fact that tho Alli
ance, or as they call it here, "tho Peo
ple s party," is crow ding tho finance
question in season and out of season.
The half dozen women which this now
organization has traveling through
the state locturing at farmers' nicnics
deal almost exclusively with free sil
ver, and do not seem to see any other
question in the fight In fact all
thoir speakers, and they have a num
ber of them canvassing the state, are
pressing the seductive cry of more
money upon every audience they ad
dress." The Press correctly sizes up the sit
uation. Phe battle cry of the People's
party is more money; the politicians
of Ohio are learning that they cannot
cover up this question with tariff dust
and there is not the least doubt that
one party would be as glad as the oth
er to be rid of this new element in
politics. Topeka Advocate
Vice President Lane, of the Union Pa
cific railroad, was in Boston. Ho reports
that the refunding plan is progressing
slowly but surely.
Two thousand men, mostly French
Canadians, employed in sawmills at Otta
wa, Ont., struck for a reduction of hours
and increased wages.
AN ORDER OF EDUCATION.
Tb atreafta of thm All aac Is la
lira Prise lp.
The Alliance is founded upon edu
cation. All it is and all it ever will
be must emanate from that source.
Its strength, vitality, success and fu
ture prominence depend entirely upon
the result of education among the peo
ple. That this Lt true the past and pres
ent of the order is ample witness. 6ays
the National Economist That it has
begun the great work of reform in a
proper manner, and is using proper
methods, the growing interest among
the people and the rapid increase of
the order is convincing proof. The
manifest duty of the Alliance, there
fore, m view of ull the fact? and cir
cumstances is to continue as an edu
cator of the people. In this it has
been successful beyond the most san
guine expectations, and has touched a
responsive chord in the hearts of
tho people that no other organi
zation has heretofore been able
to find. Under its kindly and intelli
gent direction tho people are reading,
investigating, and better than all are
forming individual conclusions. It is
molding public opinion toward more
liheral consideration,' and implanting
within the breasts of its adherents an
independence of thought and expres
sion that is sure to be followed by that
independence of action which alone is
the insignia of true manhood. The
Alliance predicates its hope of success
upon the following proposition: If one
hundred men are taken without re
gard to selection and educated plainly.
honestly and fully as to their line of
duty, that ninety-five out of that num
ber will perform it By this method
the results are not seen at once, and
to many earnest people it appears slow
and tedious; but when tho tide does i
turn the fruits of long continued efforts
are found to be both satisfactory and
abundant The Allirc0 k wining;
tTust ine human' fatally, and bo
llevcs that educated manhood . and
womanhood are the two safeguards:
for civilization ani future progress.:
lt does not believe with tho politician
that a majority of men can b3 bought.
coaxed, or driven, lo tho contrary,,
it stands squarely upon tho proposir
tion that education can be made the
one great factor in controlling the ao
tions and directing the aim 3 of tho
people. No nation evor went down
becauso of too much intelligence, and
no people were ever cursed because of
too much knowledge. Having hap
pily discovered the method by which
education can be given to tho people
in an agreeable and appreciable form,
it is the highest duty of the Alliance
to continue in that course. Let noth
ing, therefore, interfere with tho edu
cational propaganda of the Ordor.
Let its earnest aim be first to educate
the people and when that is done have
an abiding faith not only in its own
labors, but the integrity of the peoplo
in living up to the full measure of the
light as they have been mado to see
it Let tho work of education con
tinue untrammeled by any other re
quirements or anxieties, and lot the peo
ple in their individual capacities live
up to the teachings received from the
Order. If, after receiving the edu
cation given out by the Alliance, the
peoplo cannot be trusted, lt follows
that such education is deficient and
greater care is necessary. In fact the
province of that Alliance is to instruct
to make that instruction so complete
that it will permit of no evasion of
duty by those who have received it
When men go out from the Alliance,
thoroughly imbued with a knowledge
of Its principles, filled with, a deter
mination to see these principles en
acted into law, and; thereby become
prime factors in the' economic condU
tions of the people, these men can be
trusted where their political affilia
tions may lead them, or in whatever po
litical preferment they may select. If
neither of tho two old parties furnish
congenial relations, if their principles
are at variance with tho doctrines:
taught by the Aliir-hcO, it is not only
their right but a. solemn duty to seek
further and rest not until such condir
tions are either found Or founded; In
the meantime, let the Alliance as an
organization continue to send out men
full in tho faith Of the ordor, amply
qualified to defend its principles, and
it will have discharged its full .duty.
Educate, educate thoroughly,' and
trust to that education for results,
should ever be the object of tho Al
One or Many AVronss.
Over 300 old men responded to a re
cent advertisement of a New York
firm asking for threo old men to do
easy work. The reporter's heart was
touched by tho stories and appearance
of the 297 disappointed applicants, 'i
have searched for employment" said
one, "for two years, and with the'ex
ception of a few odd jobs I have utter
ly failed. I now have poorer health,
poorer spirits and less money than
when I began to work for my living,
and I see nothing before me but in
creased suffering and smaller prospects
every day. There is no place in our
civilization for old men. I blame no
one. I simply recognize the fact that I
am not needed in the world, and it is
best that I leave it" The old man
may not have been responsible for his
poverty, but somebody is. This is a
brutal civilization of ours. Tho worthy
are often tho weak, but the weak are
not wanted. Society reserves its crown
lor inose wno can mate money
buckets of it New Nation.
Who l the Fool?
Laboring Man. --Mr. Banker. I
tvant to deposit $100 for a year; what
interest do you pay?
Banker. If you leave it a full year
will give you four per cent.
L. M. All right,givemo the check.
B. Certainly, my noble fellow, here
I M. Now, I guossthat I can loan
some money out hero to a farmer, and
at a good percentage, and as you are
paying me four dollars for the use of
my $100 I will leave this check with
you as security and I wnnt you to lend
me tUO on it at one per cent per annum.
B. We don't do that kind of busi
ness. You must think we are fools to
let you have money and then pay you
for the privilege of doing so.
L. M la that the name you call
fellows who do that kind of business?
Why, old fellow, that Is what Uncle
Sam has beeu doing for you these
many years past Do you mean to
say that he U a fool? Farmer's Gazette.
ALLIANCE STATE BUSINESS AGENCY.
STATE AGENT'S OFFERS FOR THIS WEEK:
Holler Mill Flour per 100 lbs. tl 50 1 California dried Peaches perlb12r
Snow Flake " " " 2 00 " Prunes " 10
20.C00 lbs Pic Mc " " 2 20 Breakfast Coffee " J:1
10,000 " Minn. Patent Lily Gloss Starch " ?
best in the city " " " 2 80 Elastic " "10
Bran " " " 60 Pepper " 18
Shorts " " " 65 Cinnamon, Cloves, Mustard
Car Gliddea painted and Cream Tarter per lb. 25
hog and cattle wire " " " 3 35 Baking Powder 5 to 45cts.
Staples 31c per lb. Finest 3 lb cans Tomatoes per doz. ICC
Granulated sugar " " " 5 00 " " Sweet corn " 1 CO
Spreckles C " " " 4 00 " " Bl'k berr3 " 1 75
Extra. C " " " 4 75 " " Cal. grapes " 1 75
Fine uncolored Japan Tea per lb. 25 " " Pie Peaches " 1 50
Corn Chop " " " SO " " Table " 1 7-
Finest imported 45 " ' G. G. plums " 1 75
Silver Rice, a new article " " Succot-ish " 1 25
very nice " 5 " " Salmon " 1 50
Flake Wheat " 4 Eockford one-half Hose . " 75
' Oats " 3i " very best ' ' " 1 10
Michigan Dried Apples " 6
The best Sewing Machine in the State The Farmers AIliaPCB at io.oo.
or fio.co at factory. A good one at $15.00. Fully warranted.
Our inside prices are for members of Alliances only. Write us lor any
thing you eat, wear or use. . W. HARTLEY, State Agent.
Cash to accompany all orders. 4-it Lincoln, Neb.
NEW SHOE STORE FOR BARGAINS
THE BEST LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES IN THE CITY.
1015 O STREET. 1015.
Z. S. BRANSON,
S,esMade.nanyParlofhe LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER.
Catalogues compiled. Write for price
Office over First
Mention this paper.
WYATT-BULLARD LUMBER Co.
Wolesale Lumber Merchants.
20 tli and Izard. S'ts-, Omaha, 2STe"to.
Farmers and Consumers trade solicited. Wr.'te us for prices delivered tt your
A Law Library for Sale
Three hundred volumes, Including 108 vol
umes of N. Y. Reports, (rood as new.
If not sooner sold, will be offered at public
sale Sept, 30, at 3 p m,, at Mr. Marks office,
2d floor McMurtry building. 11th St.
.Address or call On-
J. W. H.vnTi.sr,
14-2t Cor. 11th and M 8ts. Lincoln, Neb.
Dry Roods, Carpets, Note,
Shoes, Groceries, Etc.
Largest Stc-ik in the City.
Country Produce (butter and
eggs) taken in exchange for
merchandise. Our store is
headquarters for the farmers of
Lancaster County. 5'.ilf
Corner tOth and P Streets.
USE UNION SOAP!
BEST FOB THE OUSEHOLD.
Givps satisfaction in all kinds of water, and
Is Made Is Nebraska by fie
ttf W. A PAGE SOAP CO , OMAHA.
MASON FRUIT JARS
State Agent has Mason's
Fiuit Jars by the case.
5 doz. quarts in case.
6 ' 4 gallons in case.
$1.25 and $1. 50 per dozen.
J. W. Hartley, Agt.
PLANTS AND TREES.
A full assortment of
FOREST AND FRUIT TREES,
Plnnts, vines, etc.. of hardiest sorts for Ne
braska. Special prices to Alliance societies.
Send for price list to North EJkkd Nukhxkikh.
North Ueud, Dodge Co.. Nebraska. Established
1873. J. W. BTfcVKNPON. Propr.
' A New Premium.
Mrs. Marion Todd's latest work, entitle.1,
"Pizarro and John Sherman," should be in
every Alliance library, and read by every
member. Price, 25 cents per copy by mail.
We will send Tna Farmer' Ai.i.iAwra one
year and this book for only 11.35, or will lead
poet paid on reseipt of price.
and date. I Guarantee satisfaction.
"Keep in tie Middle of the Boad."
People's parly Medal!
Made of solid Aluminum, the size of a silver dol
lar, weighs it bout as much as a twenty live cent pipco.
Aluminum is stronger than Iron and no heavier
than wood. Itis more valuable to humanity than
gold or silver, its cost in bulk is no greater than
copper and it is becoming cheaper from day to day,
as improved methods of securing It are devised.
The best practical illustration of the fallacy of bar
ter money. Its "intrinsic value" is far greater than
that of gold or silver, though their market va life is
higher. The reverse sido (if tho medal contains tho
words: "Commemorative of the Founding of tho
People's Piirty May lf)tli and 20th, 1891, abCliiclnnatf.
Ohio." It is sold for the purpose of raising cam
paign funds for the National Committee.
PRICE BO CHEIPTO'S.
Liberal discount to reform speakers and organi
Iti9expertedth.it many speakers wiUbeableto
pay their way by tMe sale of this medal.
Let everybody boom its sale.
In ordering state whether you want the medal
attache, to a pm to be worn as a badge, or plain, to
be carried as a pocket piece.
Address ai ordcrj to Alejancb Pub. C
sSi SWEEP MILL
FOR TWO HORSES
Grinds EAR CORN
AND SMALL GRAINS.
Special Gob Breaking Dnrice
and Deculiar dress of Grinders.!
GivciB Better Work, .More"
oi it, with less work to
Team than any other.
Send for Cati!orn9 DrtWCfJ
8 of this and ST rKJXV fetf
THE FOOS MFG.CO.Springfield.O.
J. THOKP & CO.,
Rubber Stanps, Seals,
Stencils, Eidges icd
Description. EtaM10be1 1RS0.
THE MSAEILITV IULL IS A LAW.
Soldiers Disabled Since the War are Entitled.
Dependent widows and paronis now depend
ent wuise sons diptl iroin effect of army
fervlce ars included. 1 f you wi6h your claiir
speedil- and and encc-ssfnllv proMMviW,
LatefoSsioner JAMES TANNER
of PenFic.ns. 47-ly Washington, U. C.
What Calhoun Says.
Lincoln, Keb.. Aug. 23. 1890.
Eureka Rheumatic Remedy Co.,
1 have been relieved twice from se
vere attacks of Rhuematism by the use
of Eureka Rheumatic Remedy, using
only a small portion cf one bottle, have
hadnotroublo since the last attack,
about three years ago.
J. D. Calhoun,
Editor Lincoln Weekly Herald.
Forsaloby DrueariBts. i2m43
JENNIE'S H HOTEL,
Bates 1 r iay. laaoial rauc ky the week
Corner 15tfe ani Jackson Streets,
CS Obi bloak freaa aster Kb. Hts
JS. JENNINGS, iVtyV, Q
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