The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, October 08, 1891, Image 2

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Tb Acceptance of Wm. NerUle.
We received tome time ago tb letter
of tmptaiic of the nomination for
Judgw in the Thirteenth D'usUictbjHon.
Wm. Neville. Lack of room prevented
our printing Id full. It is ft Tery able
letter from a very able mn hoia we
hope will be elected by ft rousing ma
jority. We make ft few short extracts:
Norm Platte. Xeb.. Sept. 5, mi.
Hon. Chaklm Fvkkeu, Gr.o T. Ssx-
una. Geo. W. Goihrkt. 11 D.Rhea.
aud 0. . LiKDSTROJi, Committee:
Your communication notifying me ci
By nomination for Jie district judge
ship by the people's independent con
vention, within and for the Thirteenth
district of Nebrtka has been received.
I am beartily in sympathy with your
reform novement,and since arriving at
manhood, upon many of the reforms
sited. have been what corporation news
papers and tools were pleased to call an
The history of the world bas been,
that the people have watched with soli
citade the growth of power from what
ever soured, whn such powtir was not
to be wielded by the people for the peo
ple. Every effort upon the rt of kings
to Increase the means by which they
held their people in subjection, bas been
met by an effort on the part of the peo
ple for greater freedom, and the result
a decrease in the conhdence of the peo
ple ia their rulers.
80 ft is in this country, every effort
apon the part of corporate capital and
today the tread they shall earn to-mor-raw.
will be met by an effort on the
part of the people to prevent slavery
Induced by poverty, and the result will
ue ft decrease in the confidence between
capital and labor.
the ballot box and made it possible
through it for tbe other reforms to
pcedUj follow.
Effort upon effort has been made by
'the state and general government to
regulate tbe f reieht and passenger trans
Donation, but to no purpose. In this
state railway corporations are capital
ized at about ten times their actual cost.
one of them at tlOG.OOO per mile) and
upon a plea for fair interest upon the
investment, the profits, which should go
to the producer, are taken for the cost
of shipment.
The combinations of railways and
buyers in the great market centers, fee
so sure of their ability to leave the
producer oi ly tbe cost of his produc
tion. that they fix the prices, and bar
gain away the producer's crops months
before they are harvested.
. -
Tbe circulating medium of the coun
try should be increased per capita.uutil
the business can be done upon a cash
basis, fair values established and loans
effected upon a reasonrble rate of Inter
est. This can be accomplished by free
eolnace, ana should that not itrove sur
Helen t, the proper issue of legal tender
treasury notes. If the government can
take security from corporations, and
money as a circulating medium, there
- is no good reason why the government
may not issue money itself upon equally
gooa security.
Tbe postal savings bank system, re
commended by out. state platform
adopted at Hasting, should be adopted
by the government. It would prevent
many of the great evils which result
f rom the improper manipulations at the
financial centres.
If it wm necessary to reduce thn tax
on sugar to cheapen the article to the
consumer, while infant Industries were
springing up in our midst, it is hard to
understand why it was thought neces
earr to inciease the tax on tin, when
there wasn't even an Infant industry to
be protected.
The issue is national, and success can
only be achieved by a solid front. The
man who votes against the ticket, be
cause of local issues, personal prejudice
or pet hobby, is not loyal to the reform
movement, because he places so.l into
rest above the common good. Mark
him, eo that you will recognize him
when he bobs up in the future, as lie is
ure to Ho; the -kicker always wants an
office, but never gets one.
Thanking you, gentlemen, and
through you the convention, for the eon
lidence placed in me, I am very truly
JOUrS, W'i.a K V ILLK.
Phelps County Solid for the Independent
HoLDREGE,.Neb., Sept. 28. 1891
Editou Alliance : The independents
ot Phelps county met at the court house,
with a full delegation, Saturday, Sept,
96, and placed aifull county ticket in the
field, lit is a winner.
The following names were placed In
nomination: Judge, 6. W. Stover:
clerk, Albert Eriokson; treasurer, P,
Funk.; clerk district court, L. C. Iluck
sheriff, D.Connelly; superintendent, W
A. Garrett; surveyor, M. W. Kedoy
coroner, ir. A). 8. J'almer.
Tbe Lord took a hand in the matter
by sending a drizzling rain so farmers
could attend the caucuses and the con
vention. There are no dissensions In
Phelps county this year. Put her down
lor 1,909 votes out of a possible 2,000 for
Hon. J. W. JSdgerton and see how far
we miss it.
The following are the resolutions
Resolved, That we, the delegates of the
l'eopie's independent rarty, of l'helpi
county, in convention assembled.
hereby announce-our unqualified en
dorsement of the platform adopted
the People's Independent National Con
ference, held at Cincinnati May 18th
and 19th, 1891, also at the state conven
tion held at Hastings August 11, 1891
as well as the candidates nominated at
tho latter convention and at the judicial
convention held at Alinden August 28
Resolved, That while leading men of
the republican party have declared that
tne decalogue ana tne Uolden Rule bav
no place in American politics, and the
late democratic state convention, by ap
plauding the name of Cleveland and at
the same time endorsing the idea of the
free coinage of silver, has shown the in
herent dishonesty of tho leadars of these
parties, we postively assert the stabil
ity of our free institutions demands that
tbe decalogue and the Golden Rule
should not only have a place in, but
should be the corner stone of, American
Resolved, That in order that political
corruption way be kept out of our party,
we declare ourselves opposed to assess
menl of candidates for political pur
mm and we believe that no person is
worthy of onr support who takes a part
in any doal or makes a promise to fur-
tber anyme's political aim or a vira
tiona. Resulted, That tbe candidate for coun
ty treasurer shall pledge himself to give
a complete account for the credit of the
county of all interest received on sur
plus funds deposited in bank or banks,
and that he further undertake! to dis
tribute such funds as near as possible
equally between or among two or more
county banks.
Whereas, We believe the salaries
provided by statute for the cflices of
county clerk and county treasurer are
exorbitant under the present conditions
of the purchasing power of money, ba it
Resoired, That the candidates for said
offices pledge themselves to return to
the county general fund all sums earned
by fees and salaries over f 1.200 for coun
ty clerk. 11.200 fof county treasurer,
also 11.200 for county sheriff; and that
tbe deputy clerk and deputy treasurer
receive tiwQ per annum etch.
E. P. Montgomery,
Their Time 4a Short.
There is a favored class of mortals to
whom this life is a beautiful dreamland.
Tbey know nothing in their own per
sons ' the bard toil and stern denials
which everywhere hem in tbe lot of the
lowly poor.
To these petted children of fortune
money comes without labor, and to wish
is to bive.
We heard of a wealthy family the
other day who were in much trouble
and worrlment over where tbey should
go to spend the summer months. Eu
rope bad been traveled over and over
again. All tbe fashionable resorts in our
country are familiar to them. California
was long since done, ana Mexico re
peatedly visited, so they per force went
to Alaska.
In their iourneyings all the comforts
and luxuries obtainable are at their dis
1 hey nave no earning areau oi uie
evil days when money shall be scarce.
so without aught to bother or mar, they
can enjoy all the beauty of (Jod's beau
tiful earth, anu live in an uieai reaim,
where poetry, sentiment and song held
Derpetual reign.
is it any wouoor matauinecnarming
graces of existence bloom out unuor
these favoring conditions?
It is the tilting ana sublime tasK oi
phllantroptu reformers to strive and so
change this world that the humble
masses who create an tne weaun may
have an adequate share in the spiritual
and material blessing which can be its
accompaniments 7'A Farmers loice.
Municipal Lighting Ajain. '
Walla, Sept. 23. 1891.!
of the iOth int is a communication re
garding the electric liput supply at Lin
coln, by N. S. Iiaird, followed by the
same writer in the Issue of 17tb. With
the particular condition at Lincoln I ain
of courso not familiar, but there is much
in Mr. li s letters that is misleading, and
shows clearly that he knows little or
nothing about the business of which he
It Is not probable that any of tho towns
he tabulates get the light at the cost
given at least it would be difficult to
make any man who has ever run an
electrio plant believe it. The table car
ries its own evidence of error, for why
should tho light cost in Aurora, 111.. $07.
99 for seven hours ten minutes, while at
Faris in the same slate the cost is but
(25.00 for nine hours. The conditions,
cost of fuel, 00., must be about the same
in the same state. Not long since Dun
kirk, N. Y., was held up as an example
of cheap municipal lighting. An inves
tigation showed that the heaviest part of
the expense of the light plant was
charged to the water works department.
I can name somo notable examples of
municipal management on the Pacific
coast, which to me is nearer home. A
city in British Columbia enjoyed electric
street lighting by a private party for
for about a year at a cost of $500 per
month. The owner of the plant induced
the city to buy him out. The lirst month
lighting after the purchase cost the city
$1,500, and I am informed that the
monthly cost has not been materially
reduced yet. A city in this state erected
a. plant to do public and private lighting
and tor some months this plant has been
on the market for sale or lease. Another
city in this state bought the plant of the
local light company ami were not long
in concluding they had a "white ele
phant," aud succeeded iu leasing it to a
private party. The fact is the officers
of a municipality that have Induced the
erection of a city plant must tustifv
themselves to the voters for the expend-
iture, and so manipulate accounts as to
make tbe cost ai pear much less than it
really is. Moral, if the electrio people
oi.Lancoin nave - got to your collar" on
.the city contract, re adjust the contract
on business principles, but don't try to
remedy the evil by buildiug electric
works, l'robably the city supports all
the bums it ought, but the number
would be multiplied when your city
ligni worss are startsa.
As to incandescent lights.. I do not be
lieve thre is a place in the United States
where a 16 o p incandescent electric
light can be furnished at a cost of $3 15
per year, J. he best results obtained in
practice is 10-16 c p lights. to one horse
power. Jf the mayor of some Iowa city
ha counted on say 1,000 lamps where
only 100 or 200 are in use, he mav be
able to reduce the cost to a low figure
The fact is, the proportion of exclusively
electric light companies that pay a din
deed .(other than Irish) is very small, so
small that tfce electric journals make
prominent note of such cases.
1 here is no more reason for the state
or municipality running electric light
wonts, man tor tneir aeauog in boots,
dry goods, drugs, livery or any other
business. Of course if you are a na tion-
anst you must favor ail such Uunsrs.
My own opinion is that it will be time
enough for such doings when the gen
eral government has taken possesion
of the transportation, telegraph and
bank business. Yours truly,
C. E. Burrows.
Cheyenne County Independents.
Sidney, Neb., Sept. 29, 1891.
Editor Alliance: The independent
party of Cheyenne county met in conven'
tion at Sidney, Sept. 26 tb, and nominated
full county ticket. The delegates in
convention subscribed money enough to
assure us of an independent paper being
started here at once. The nominees are
county judge, H. R. Aycrs; clerk. Geo,
Lmgenfelter; treasurer. F. A. Rowan;
sheriff, J. E. Hebert; coroner, S. H Oi-
oorn; supenntenaent of public schools,
Flora A Wllcot. Bro. Powers and Bra.
Pratt spoke for us on the 12th o Sept.,
convincing all that the questions of re
form are demanding the attention of all
true citizens of a free country.
I. A..W.
Wb.r. I lb. CJrr.ner W
Ar Told W. rM,ai.r
It is very difficult at the present
time to pick up a city aaily without
finding some sneoris remark about
the Alliance. And of all tbe demands
that our grand organization makes,
says Wm. tfeer in the National Econo
mist, that for direct loans to the peo
ple must Uke tbe brunt of tbe attack.
They ridicule it to their hearts' con
tent. They tell us that in a country
of practicable men such a scheme is
an illusion an a enara. They even
go so far as to say that it would finan
cially ruin the United States, But
the mot audacity is exhibited when
we read that there is plenty of money
in the country, and to increase the
currency now would be utter folly.
But let us see who ha? and owns this
greut abundance of currency. 1 if
tbe husband man that toils from early
dawn until late at night, striving to
earn an honest livelihood in the sweat
of his face, and not of somebody else,
as these gentry do, that look down on
the horny-handed tillers of tbe soil?
It most certainly can not be this class
of people, as there would not be so
many foreclosures of mortgages; or
is it the laboring man that wends his
way home from the place of his em
ployment? is it the mechanic or
artisan, that enters the shop in the
morning and sacrifices bis brains and
muscles to receive as an equivalent
tho wherewithal to surround the loved
ones at bis bumble dwelling with
whatever comforts he may afford?
We must emphatically deny it is not.
And the bure fact will bear us out
The very men that come forth and in
struct the publio how to obtain the
means by which every creature called
man may ourn a comfortable exist
ence nre laughed at and what is still
worse, they ure slandorcd with the
foulest epithets our language contains.
Who does this dirty work? In every
instance it is somebody interested in
it. The upper ten that have control
of the finances of this country know
well if the peoplo are once enlight
ened their roign will cease. Conse
quently they employ every means
within their power to prevent the
spreading of this now gospel of truth.
They will endeavor to make the peo
plo at large believe that to become a
rich man or woman, all thoy have to
do is to work hard and save all they
can, and, last but not least, vote tho
old party ticket. -But tho time is past
when people believe everything they
bear. The era of cool and deliberate
judgment is at hand when every man
weighs carefully every statement of
consequence he hears uttered. Slowly
the people aro having thoir eyes
opened. The teachings and writings
of those wholo-soulod noblemen of na
ture that have warned the country of
the danger ahead, are at last listened
to very attentively, and what is far
better, they are heeded.
They domand a change of condition.
The powers that are, and will bo, per
haps, are racking their brains to in
vent some scheme by which to avert
the public mind from grasping the
real condition of affairs. Aye, they
go further than that; they offer a sub
stitute for our demands. Is this not a
silent; nay an open acquiescence that
there is something wrong, and that
something must be done to satisfy the
public to some extent? And if this is
to be, why not como down altogether
and do what the people demand? Yes,
we are told, but it is not practicable!
Not practicable, when a system of
loans on land security has been in suc
cessful operation for nearly half of a
century! When the old adage that
history repeats itself is again proven
true, what will the opposition, say?
The Sub-TrnMiry plan.
The enomios of the Farmers' Alli
ance when they first enter the lists, by
what appears like a fatality, direct
tlioir attack upon, tho swb treasury
plan. Evidently they think this the
weak and easily pierced joint In the
Alliance armor; but as one ufter
another their Bjiears shiver to pieces
while they fall to pierce the joint,
they realize that if the sub-treasury
plan is not invulnerable, at any rate
the enomy has not yet forgod the
weapon that can pierce it So far all
the attacks upon tho sub-treasury plar.
have only resulted in making converts
to tbe idea and in confirming tho faith
of those who already believe in it.
Essentially it is tbe sanie system aa
was in vogue in the old common wealth
of Pennsylvania boforo the revolution,
of which Edmund Burke said, on the
floor of the British house of commons,
that under it the commonwealth had
enjoyed a prosperity greater than that
enjoyed by any other community in
the world. It is not cause for wonder
that tho money power and all who dc
its bidding denounce the sub-treasury
plan and rail against it. It would
permanently retire them from the
business of devouring industry and
compel them to live by their labor or
starve. Journal of the Knights of
Perhaps the following is also n satis
factory reason for tbe change of heart
by the Citizen:
ith tho crops of this year, Kansas
farmers could, many of them at least,
again get on thoir feet did not legisla
tion indirectly keep the prices down so
low, that little is left after paying
their expenses and taxes. Wore we
permitted to exchange our grain in the
markets of the world for those things
the buyers of it have to sell, wheat
would be worth to-day in Kansas much
moro than it is, and had not tho legis
lation of the past twenty-five years
been such as to appreciate money and
depreciate farm property and products
of tho soil, ur corn, cattle, hogs, in
fact every tiling that we have to sell,
would be much enhanced in price. As
it is, however, we have to bike what
ever we can get; and Uod knows that
is little enough.
Tbe Advocate saya,: Republican
editors should get together and corae
to an understanding. While the Cap
ital is telling its readerg of the solid
ity of the Democratio party of the
South and the futility of the hope of
northern Alliance men that tho Peo
ple's party will gain any strength
south of Mason's and Dixon's line, the
Clay Center Dispatch correctly sizes
up the situation and shows that there
is the same danger of the overthrow
of Democracy in the South as of Re
publloanism in the North. This will
never do. Get together, gentlemen,
tmd arrange to all tell the same story.
DiS Jvhm Sh.rma Alva tka Cots,
a of auvMf
Having succeeded in stopping the
coinage of ailver, tbe price of silver
bullion in consequence having fallen,
as it was claimed that it did, although
I contend that tbe claim cannot be
maintained by fair argument, because
there being no unfluctuating standard
by which to measure values, the differ
ence between the two metals may as
readily have arisen from a rise in gold
as a fall in silver, and it is as reason
able to suppose that the increased de
mand for gold iO fill the place from
which silver has been displaced would
cause it to rise, as that silver would
fall in value owing to there now being
a smaller demand for it. Be that as
it may, we have two standards of
value, gold and silver; measured by
the gold standard silver was worth 80
cents, and measured by the silver
standard gold was worth $1.25. Now
which was the correct measure?
Should we decide it by comparing
the value of each with other values?
We nhould decide in tavor of silver,
for measured by that as a standard
other values had changed but little,
but measured by gold there bad been
a universal fall of 20 per cent, which
to an unbiased mind would indicate
that in gold was the change. But it
was unquestionably to the interest of
the plutocracy nurslings of our (?)
congri-ss to decide that, the gold stand
ard should be maintained. Where one
dollar was 20 cents more valuable than
the other, any creditor would prefer to
receive his pay in the larger, and any
debtor to pay in the smaller. The con
test, . therefore was directly between
the debtor millions and the creditor
thousands, and the congress by wblcb.
it was to be decided was supposed to
represent the whole and to act for the
greatest good to tho greatest number.
Let us see how they really did act;
but to understand the question we
must know a llttlo more of its merits.
For three or four years preceding
the year 1791, tho question as to what
should be our standard of value was
thoroughly considered and discussed
by men, among whom figured Wash
ington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Morris,
Adams, tho Masons, and the Lees,
men who gave to America tbe well
deserved credit of being the nursery of
statesmen; and the result of that
thorough and full consideration was
the law fixing 371 grains of pure
silver as the American unit of ac
counts, and naming it the dollar.
The weight of the eagle at that
time was, in pure gold, 247 grains;
the ratios between silver and gold was
15 to 1, and thus it continued to be
until 1834, when, after a discussion of
six years in congress, when that con
gress had as members Webster, Clay,
Calhoun, Albert Gallatin, John White,
Thomas Benton and their contempor
aries, it was determined that, "The
act of congress of the year 179 1, which
declared that the dollar of the United
States should contain 871 grains of
pure silver, has irrevocably fixed that
quantity as the equivalent of a dollar
of account, - and as the permanent
standard of value (standard ptiyment),
according to which all contracts must
be performed." They acted in ac
cordance with this decision by
changing the quantity of gold in
the dollar, or tenth-eagle, from 24 $
grains to 23.2, making the ratio 16 to
1 instead of 15. By 1837 it was dis
covered that a little too much gold had
been taken away, and the error was
corrected by putting back to the gold
dollar 2-100 of a, grain, making it to
contain S3 22-100 grains of pure gold.
and the ratio a little less than 16 to 1;
and thus it remained until 1874, when
to make tbe dollars in which thoir ill
gotten bonds and the interest thereon
was to be paid represent more of the
people's earnings, the bond-holders,
assisted by English tricksters and Brit
ish gold, contrived (fer Ernest Seyd,
the Eoglish banker, boasted that he
had drawn the bill which did it, and
with $500, 000 of English gold secured
its passage) net to increase the amount
of silver in the dollar of our ancestors,
but actually to demonetize it, and with
so much secrecy and stealth that even
the presidontof our nation, the speaker
of our house of representatives and
the respective leaders, to whom our
parties pay such servile homage, were
not aware of it.
Fellow-citizens, how are our laws
made and who interprets them? Is
the privilege of making them bought
by any schemer who has gold enough
with which to pay, and is the secre
tary of the treasury, also tair hire
ling, the only interpreter of these?
And is congress only there to eover up
such villainy? Sure it is that the sec
retary alone seems to have been the
interpreter of this law. else why was
the coinage of silver stopped? John
Sherman seems to have been the only
man in congress who know of it. The
people's representatives allowed 20
per cent to lie added to the people's
debts, and did not even know it, ami
it was no thanks to them that years
after tho people found it out They
did not make of it a campaign issue;
all their talk was the abuse whioli
cither party heaped upon the other,
and both made haste to do the bidding
of their plutocratic masters. IL B.
Turner, in Nat Economist
L for the Individual und I'rlvllose for
In his lecture on "The Problems of
the Second Century," delivered re
cently in a half dozen different parts
of the country, ex-Senator Ingalls re
ferred to the unequal distribution of
wealth as one of the threatening evils
of the day. Having said this, he pro
ceeded to show how little he really
know of the causes which produce the
great inequalities of wealth by the fol
lowing utterances not new to Kansas,
the same thing having been repeated
by Mr. Ingalls verbatim, et literatum,
et punctuatum, a number of times in
his public addresses in this state Mr.
Ingalls believing that a well con
structed paragraph suffers nothing
from iroquent iteration:
I have searched in vain to discover
any legislation that did not bear
equally upon Jay Gould and mysolf
and the other citizens of tho United
States. All have equal claims, as far
as I know, and the only reason I know
why I am not a millionaire is because
I had not brains enough to become
The famous picture "The Angelus"
brought $100,000. No citizen was
prevented from painting it It only
required a few tubes of color, a cara
elshair brush, a small square of can
vas and brains. The paltry dauber
who paints pictures for f 2.60 apiece
thinks be is a victim.
The New York Tribune, in quoting
the above from Senator Ingalls' speech,
referred to it as 'a whole truth under
tbe half jest" Yet the Tribune, in a
moment of unwonted frankness, not
very long ago, exposed in a few lines
one of tbe abuses of the railway man
agement of this country, by which
promoters of new lines load down the
companies with watered stock and try
to sell the inflated securities to invest
ors who, as the Tribune said, really
pay for the road. If that journal had
stopped to remember in its interval of
ouUpoken truth it would have realized
that there is one case in which the
effort to make immense fortunes is bj
hoodwinking the public into investing
In securities representing two or three
times the actual cost of securities.
It is true the law that is, tbe theory
of well considered and honestly admin
istered law does not give one man ad
vantage over another. But to stop
there is to tell a very small part of the
truth. For the nullification and do
fiance of the law have afforded too
many opportunities to pile up immense
fortunes at the cost of the people to
permit that feature of the day to be
overlooked in considering the causes
of the unequal distribution of wealth.
It is against tbe law for great cor
porations, or individuals either, to
combine in order to suppress compe
tition, and enhance the cost of staple
productions; but fortunes have been
and are made in that way. It always
hag been contrary to the law for rail
way corporations to discriminate in
favor of one shipper and against an
other, but that sort of a thing has been
done in Kansas for over twenty con
secutive years, is done now by every
railroad doing business in this state,
and by every railroad doing business
in every other state, and probably will
continue to be done just so long as
corporations retain their present form
of power, and a large share of the
great fortunes of our time have their
root in that abuse.
The Tribune remarks that "law
does not enable ono man to project or
to build a railroad rather than anoth
er." It is true but there are other in
fluences than law at work. It is not
so many years ago Bince the combined
edict of the corporate magnates went
forth that a railroad in process of con
struction through an eastern state
Pennsylvania should not bo built
And although these maguates had to
defy the constitution of that state, the
corporation edict proved stronger than
the fundamental law of the Keystone
state. This was followed very shortly
by a compact between the railroad
magnates and the great bankers of
New York, which decreed in effect
that no one else should be permitted
to build new railroads in the trunk line
territory except the trunk lines them
selves. Tho laws of Kansas prohibit
swindling, fraud and highway robbery,
and yet it is actually, literally and un
blushingly, and in broad daylight and
oftentirce with collusion of our courts
practicod, and the people swindled,
defrauded and robbed. With these
facts on record the plea, that law does
not prevent one man from building and
owning railroads rrther than another,
is a somewhat pitiful evasion of the
real record.
No sensible man objects to the
wealth gained by superior skill, intel
ligence, inventiveness or frugality in
the legitimate efforts of life. But it is
tho wealth gained by devising means
to hoodwink, deceive, defray d and
burden the publio to which objection
is valid. In the vast majority of such
cases they are direct evasions or nulli
fications of the theory, and generally
of the letter of the law. It is also he
fact that nearly every great fortune
created within the present generation
owes its start or its augmentation to
some such violations of justice, hon
esty and la w. If Senator Ingalls and
the Tribune really wished information
on these points, they would find little
difficulty in obtaining evidence of the
rule of special privileges and favorit
ism by which the colossal fortunes of
our doy are made. Atchison Cham
pion One of the peculiar unctions man
ners in which the plutocratic press re
fers to the leaders of the Alliance is to
class all of them as selfish demagogues.
The good and pious statesmen who
have been leading this country to de
struction for the last twenty -five years
aro not demagogues, tricksters afid
political charlatans. Oh, no! They
have not deceived anybody. Whilo
all this iniquitous financial system was
being born, fostered and encouraged
under the tender care of these states
men they could foresee that it would
result in 90 per cent of the people be
ing placed under mortgage and 91 per
cent being involved in debt They
told the people all the time that this
glorious future would soon dawn upon
them! They were not demagogues!
They just kept the peoplo watching
the revision of the tariff they never
made, and showed them how beauti
fully they would save the country
from vandal hands every two years,
with punctilious regularity drawing
their large salaries, and at the end of
twenty-five years these statesmen are
in very fine condition, financially, and
the people they have been saving are
awako to the fearful reality that these
statesmen were saving themselves,
whom they called the country, and the
great mass of the people, with their
great and manifold interests, had gone
to the demnition bow wows. That
was statesmanship not demagogy!
Probably it would not be a bad idea to
exchange that kind of statesmanship
for its antipodes, demagogy. If that
is the sense in which the Alliance
leaders aro referred to as wholesale
and retail dealers in demagogy, it is
probable that they can stand it and
the people will indorse it.
The Bevier, Mo., Appeal: The
enactment of good and just laws and
the repeal of the iniquitous laws by
which the idle few are enabled to rob
the toiling millions would be a safer
and more lasting protection against
labor troubles and riots -than a stand
ing army or gatling guns." Labor de
mands the just reward of its toil, no
more, and it will be satisfied with
nothing lesa.
100 Lbs. Best Granulated Sugar for t-2
100 Lb. Anti-Trnst "C" Sogar for 8.73
(The, prices on Sogars only for orders vith equal quantity of gen
eral good.)
Michigan Dried Apples, per lb OS
Alden Evaporated Apples, per lb 09
California Dried Apriools, per 11 09
1 Dozen 3-lb. Cans Pie Peaches for 90
1 Dozen 8 lb- Cans Apples for 5
1 Dozen 8 lb. Cans Table Peaches for 1.20
1 Dozen 3 lb. Cans Tomatoes for 90
Cream City Baron Soap, 72 Bar for 1-60
Kirk's 8von Imperial Soap, 60 lbs. for 2.40
Kirk's White Kasiau Soap, 100 Bars for 3.85
Fairbanks Santa Clan Soap, 100 Bars for 4 00
A 6 Gallon Keg (Full Meanure) F.ue Table Sjrnn for 1.60
A Good Green Rio Coffee (no bad beans), per lb 19
After Dinner Jaa Coffee (this is the best), per lb 25
Japan Tea, from 19o. to 44o. per lb
Good Japan Tea Dust, pir lb 09
P. J. Sort's Soear Head Ping Tobacoo, per lb 36
Lorillard's Climax Plug Tobacco, per lb 36
And Grocery List furnishes practically everything yon eat, nse or wear. W mailed a
copy to oar regular customers free of cost. Send 6 oenti to pay the postage, with yont
request for a copy. As we furnish the book free, yon ought to be willing to pay post
age to get it. Yon cannot afford to be without it,
H. R. EAGLE & C2.,
Wholesale Farmers' Supply House.
1015 O STREET. 1015.
. Wolesale Lumber Merchants.
SOtti and. Izard Sts., Omaha, Nolo.
Farmers and Consumers trade solicited. Wr?te us for prices delivered tt your
station. 14-4t
The finest ground floor Phctograph Gallery in the State. All Work Y
finest finish. Satisfaction Guaranteed. 236 nth street.
,otf. T. W. TOWNSEND, Proprietor.
Kates S. par say. Ipeoial ratel r tae week,
Corner 15th anl Jackson Streets.
&J Oat Slock frea aetor Una. Mt
Q14AHA, z
A full assortment of
Plnnt. vines, etc.. of hardiest sorts for Ne
brgRka. Special prices to Alliance societies.
Send lor price lift to North Bund Nursehies.
North Bend, Dodge Co., Nebraska. Established
1873. J. W. Stfvenson, Propr.
Runs easily weaves
rapidly. The best
steel machine made,
w h ol e s ale prices
where we have no
afrenls. r'reinrht paid.
Art's wanted, send
for circular to the
Mention this paper.
tiosheu Fence Ma. Co.,
Goshen, Ind
Notice to Coal Consumers.
I have been able to complete arrang
ments whereby we are better ab.e
than we have been heretofore to make
satisfactory prices on all grades of
Canon City and Trinidad coal, as well
as the best grades of Northern Colo
rado coal, over any lino of road run
ning out of Denver or Pueblo, c Their
capacity is sufficient to guarantee
prompt shipment. I v?i!l keep pur
chasers posted on prices upon applica
tion. The lowest possible wholesale
rates are obtained. Cash must accom
pany all orders.
J. W. Hartley, State Agt,
Lincoln, Neb.
Parr Painting Company 1515 O f trsit.
House painting and paper hat gin
Sicns a specialty. Call and getioi r fi
ures en work. Will trade work f r
horse and wagon. tf
muni jo.
Has Fairly Earned a First-class Patronage.
Good meals served in a quiet home-like manner with moderate
prices cannot fail to please.
138 South 12th St. LINCOLN, NEB.
We cany the best Boots and Shoes in the city. "We think
we can suit you and fit your feit. "We also make the best shoes
in the city. Give us a call. We think we can satisfy you by giv
ing you good honest Boots and Shoes. 1W5
1228 0 St. Lincoln, Neb.
Soldiers Disabled Since the War are Entitled.
Dependent widows and paren I s now depend
ent wbise sons died lrom effects of army
service are included. If jou wish your claiir
epeedil-" and aud snecf eofully prosecuted,
Late Commissioner 'HItO I HUNCH
of Pensions. 47-Iy Washington, U. C.
What Calhoun Say3.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 22, 1890.
Eureka Rheumatic Remedy Co.,
Lincoln, Neb.
I have been relieved twice from se
vere attacks of Rhuematism by the use
of Eureka Rheumatic Remedy, using
only a small portion of one bottle, have
had no trouble siuco the last attack,
about three rears ago.
J. 1). Calhoun,
Editor Lincoln Weakly Herald.
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Baggage Checks
VT Every Description. Established
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Catalogue to Th
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