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TO THE rEOPLE KOT TO DIYIDE OS
"Capital Never Leeea Dividend Be
cauae There ia a Religioua Split on
the Board of Director. "
Omaha, Oct. 1891.
Editor Fa em res' Alliance: I
would like a few lines of space to ex
plain what I think of tba religious
division of the people of this city. I
want to say frankly. 1 believe It is a
capitalistic move. The capitalists have
seen that the peoplo were going to
unite and bury the bloody shirt, and
knowing too well what the consequences
would be if they should unite, bare de
temined as a last resort to raise a ques
tion that Is entirely foreign to all im
portant political issues, and that will
divide the people among themselves by
appealing te their religious prejudices.
Various societies are springing, into
existence, having for their alleged ob
ject the preservation of American in
a'itutions; but the real and only object
is to divide the people. There are
many connected with these organiza
tions who claim to be reformers, and L
ask such if you cannot see it is dividing
the people; and if you can see It, is not
that enough to make you pause? You
must surely know that as long as we
are divided against ourselves we will be
politically. It gaily robbed . When that
noble man Abraham Lincoln called for
volunteers, he never asked for Catholics
nr Protestants. He asked for American
edtittsna. Many fought side by side,
and have since lived and worshipped
aide by side, and been legally robbed
aide by side, and now when there is a
possibility of getting thoir rights by
UU sticking together, they will split on
a trap set for them by the capitalists.
A noticable feature cf the entertain
ment is, there are no millionaires
divided on religious issues. Amerloan
institutions are in dancer, I will admit;
but tho danger comes from the council
chambers of our millionaires, and not
from religious creeds.
Our millionaires, who own all of onr
stock watering concerns, all of our
trusts, all of our monopolies, all of our
barks, are made up of catholics, Pro
testants and Jews, who work in har
mony. They never quarrel, they never
fall out even, and tbey are always a
unit on the best plan to legally rob the
geese who divide on religious questions.
Capital never lout a dividend because
that it a religious split in tht board of
directors. . ,
No Knight of Labor can take an obli
gation in any society to oppose or hate
his fellow-man because of his religion
or, country; for our principles are a
living protest against bigotry and in
equality. Our misguided fullow-men
wHo are uniting to assist some partlcu-
Christianity, are simply doing the work
of the bondholder, tne usurer ana tne
It is not set forth In the constitution
cf the United States that a citizen shall
fo to heaven, or to bell for that matter,
y any particular route. No particular
creed was given a monopoly of spirit
transportation from the United States
to kingdom come; and, were it not for
the barm that is being done it would be
amusing to watch these willing tools
doing the work for designing rascals
who inaugurated and encouraged these
societies to raise hatred and prejudice
in the hearts of men whom tbey can
only handle by divic 1 )g.
Our ballot 1j our weapon. We have
an enemy we wish to bring to some
decent terms, via: the capita .1st. If we
divide onr votes about evenly il means
nothing for us and all for the capitalist.
If we vote all ene way In our own In
terest it means the downfall of tyranny,
and makes bread and butter for our
families and for ourselves.
Many schemes are in operation to
keep working-men from uniting in one
voting body. Some are made so alluring
that the bait is easily swallowed. But
an appeal to the calm reasoning power
will show that it is to no man's interest
to harbor bigotry or hatred It makes
no man happier.
In all the world there is no man
-whose hand I would refuse because of
his religious belief. . There li no man
with or without a creed whom 1 wouid
injure. There is no man whose cause
I would not espouse if he wore being
persecuted because of hia religious be
lief; for whether I agreed with his ideas
on religion or not, 1 would agree witn
him in defending his right to maintain
his honest convictions.
Uuiil working men learn to look at
the affairs of this world from a practi
cal standpoint they will quarrel about
where they will live when they die, and
continue to starve in this world while
When told that because you belong to
a certain church yon are better than
your neighbor, ask him who tells you if
he does not screw the last cont out of
tenants who sit b?side him in church,
just as impartially as from those who
do not go to church at all?
In conclusion, any man who will keep
the ten commandments will necessarily
be a good citizen, and no man can buy
and sell legislatures and congresses and
draw usury as our monopolists do, and
be either a good christian or good cit-
- ni I: .1 a
fln. i oe UH'unpuiisis are uiu uieu w
look out for, and not the churchmen.
1). Clem Deaver.
Farmer Watkins' Views.
Verdon, Neb., Oct. 3, 1891.
Editor Alliance: Here I am, fifty
years old last June. After one of the
hardest season's work I have ever done
In my life, I honestly believe that, if I
have no bad luck, I may be able to meet
my obligations, which are few, and com
mence as well of! the first of January as
I was the first of last year. -
For wanting to make some advance
ment I am called a "calamity howler."
Isn't that a pretty name to call a hard
working, quiet American citizen ? When
I was a boy I was taught to think that
honest industry would bring
its own reward. Manhood's experience
teaches me that tho one who toils not.
nor spins, is tho one who gets the bi"
share of my product.
Let me ask those who are crying ''ca
lamitv howlers." and boasting of theiai
mense increase in the wealth of this na
tion in tbe lost three decades, how has
this increase bean brought about? Has
it, like St. Clair's Topsy, "justgrowed?"
If so, bas not the Giver of all good gifts
been very partial in bis distribution?
No, it has not grown, but bas been
created by honest intelligent labor. So
earnest and industrious bas this labor
been that it has taken little beed of anv
thing else, and designing bad men have i
irnma in and inaivwl of tlt UU'TiT fff't
ting bis hire It has bwn .argpiyiliverti
to the class I have desoiilwd, and the
far aier bas not held his share of what
11. at stated In the republican platform,
the agriculturist is having unbounded
prosperity, I would like to know why
our school lands are leased at so low an
appraisement. I have before me the re
port of John Steen, Commissioner of
Public Lands and Building, In which
he states that there is under contract of
lease in this state 1,430,304 acres ot com
mon school land, at an appraisement
value of 13,182,18a, or a trifle over
82 per acre. There was collected from
lease rentals from November 1, 188"i, to
November 1, 18U0, tiU.OOO oratrillo
ever seven cents per acre per year. Aud
you who are crying "calamity howlers"
have bad the doing of this thing. Why
then, if times are prosperous for us
farmers, have you permitted our school
lands te be stolen? Or if these are
leased high enough, then have we not
enough cause to complain?
A word regarding the new party.
John A. Logan onee said: "If an indi
vidual or a community of individuals,
has followed a certain course for a long
time, and show nodisposition to change,
all you have to do is to follow the line
of the past Into the future to determine
what the future will be." Has either of
the old parties shown any disposition to
change? "A tree is known by its fruits."
We cannot put new wine into old bot
tes. Follow farmers, is It not queer that
every thing we ask for Is wrong, and if
we succeed 'will bring dire calamity?
Ask a reduction of railroad rates and
we will destroy railroad building. Ask
a usury law and we will drive money
out of ibe state. Ask free coinage of
silver and we will drive all the gold out
of tne country. And so to tho end. But
it Is cbore time and I must close.
The Farmer's Expansion.
To thb Farhebs' AIXIaRCI.
A boy was sent by his master to Dean
Swift (the great English satirist) with a
tirbot, as a present to him. When the
boy was ushered into the presence of
the Dean, he said abruptly. "Here is
a turbet for you," and was starting off
when the Dean said, " Boy, come bore
and tak this chair and I will show you
how you should address a gentleman "
Tbe boy quickly took the chair, and
Swift, coming from the door and bow
ing very low said, "Master sends you
his compliments and begs you will ac
cept of this turbjt." "Slid the boy,
putting his hand into Lis pocket,
"Here's a halt crown for you." So a
great many of our ' getters of the farm
ers to rights," those living on fixed in
comes and on Interest, whr are very
profuso in their advice, would got a
puogont lesson if they would change
places awhile. These people have been
very fearful that we would by studying
eoonomlo and political questions, get
out of our place and come to ruin.
In a store some time ago a retired
merchant who now lives on the interest
of his money, met the wife of a farmer
with whom he was acquainted, and
commenced toiling his (ears that her
husband was neglecting his work in his
zeal for the Alliance cause,
The wife told him that while he was
zealous In the reform movoracnt he did
not neglect his work; in tact his crops
were in before most of his neighbor's.
'Well." said he, " he will soon look ten
years older." Said the wife, " I feel ten
years younger since I joined the Al
liance." This was too much for him
and without a word he bolted out of the
The storekeeper who had hoard the
conversation ran out of the store to call
him back, but ho had gone too far.
Said he to the lady, " I was going to
tell him thore was a lady in tne store
the other day who said sho did not nee a
well day before she joined tho Alliance."
So this great movement, by arousing
hope whore was despondency, and
bringing the people together, is quick
ening the mental powers and giving life
ana energy, tnus promising to cut down
the number of candidates tor the lunatic
asylu n, of which farmer's wives furnish
the largest percentage.
, A farmer friend wrote me some timo
ago: "My mind has broadened and
deepened since t have been eujraged la
this movemont." But as to minding
our business, did not a celebrated
Frenchman say that wo were a Nation
of sovereigns, and should not overy
man feel the dignity and responsibility
of sach a fact? Does not the' condition
of tho farmer to-day teach us that polit
ical knowledge and action are as neces
sary as theoretical and practical farm
ing? The combination of these things
should give us tho highest typo of a
citizen ana ono able to look alter his
own interests and that of the needy,
and plead his own cause in tho law
making houses of tho country, whore
before this movement begin ho was a
stranger. ith the development (in
the last torty years) of railroads 1,500
per cent; bankiug 018 per cent, manu
factories and agriculture 233, and
9,000,000 of mortgages in tho states, is
the farmer any too earnest in his desire
to improve himself and grapple with
those things that threaten liishome and
his liberty? With physical and mental
capabilities equal to any, more uivcrsi-tied-labor
aud thought than others,
there is no reason why they should not
hit upon a ?hoine to work out their
All other professions have niado the
farmer their '. urden-bearer, bicaase.
like Ireland at tho time of her conquest,
being without any organization, fell an
easy prey to 300 disciplined and mailed
Knights. An historical truth we farm
er? have been stow to learn is that tho
unorganized must servo the organized.
Meeting a gentleman a little while
rg'i who was apprenticed to a trado (a
different one to myself) in tho same
town twenty-live years agi, and know
ing he belonged to a trade organization,
I asked him what value he placed upon
them. Said he, " It is the life and soul
of trade. It has increased our wapes.
shortened our hours of labor and
enabled us to defend ourselves individ
ually and collectively against oppres
The trade I was apprenticed to had
no organization. At tho end of my six
year's term, journeymen's wages had
been reduced 30 per cent, while the or
ganized trade had increased its wages
over 30 per cent.
The benefits of the recent organiza
tions, and increased intelligence of the
farmers, is already apparent in the re
duction of the price of binding twine,
also harvesting machinery, the great
saving by mutual insurance and numer
ous other things; also the increased
price of grain to some extent. Look
ing over the past we may well feci glad
that such unanimity of action has been
Let us then continue in the good
work already begun, and while looking
after our own interests let us not forget
the principles of justice and charity to
all, and the golden rule, which, if kept
before us. will keep us from infringing
on tne rignr.s oi otners. j . w .
KAKMEKS' ALLIANCE. LINCOLN. XEH..
'Calamity Porter" Reports the Appalling
Aggregate of $335,000,000 Huw
Mortgages are being Paid.
The census bureau, says the loirt Tri
bune, has sent out its report of the mort
gage indebtedness of Kansas. The re
port shows that '.he estimates nsed by
the Alliance rpeakers and writers have
been accurate. The total mortgage
debt of the state U 1235,43 ), ICS. This is
all on farms and lots, and does not in
clude the state and railroad land con
tract debt amounting to $7,601,713. Of
the total debt 167 millions is upon acres
and 68 millions on lots. Thirty-four per
cent of ths debt on acres is In the west
ern half of tbe state and sixty-sis per
cent on the eastern half.
The assessed valuation of all properly
in the state, except railroads, is only
290,503,711. The mortgage debt equals
eighty-one per cent of this.
The Kansas republican papers ongbt
to bring ac'ion against Porter at once
for "slaudering their state, advertising
their bankruptcy, discouraging immi
gration and driving away foreign catri
tsl." Portr has certainly given the
Kanas republican editors a' very black
eye, but they corre up smiling with a
new lie about the rapidity with which
tho farmers are paying nff their mort
gages. A StevenscountyiInsas farmer,
who has until recently been a staunch
republican, writes under date of August
26tb to the Chicago Sentinel ai follows:
Tho editor of the Topcka Capital,
(Aug. 10, 1891), a leading republican
daily paper, devotes much space to prove
that the farmers of Kansas aro in a
prosperous condition; not borrowing a
dollar but paving off thoir farm mort
gages at a rapid rate.
lie quotes ngures irom me records 10
prove what abominable liars the "ca
lamity howlers" are. He names Stevens
county, and that is what 1 wish to ex
plain, and what is true of this county, is
true of all the gouth-wesUirn counties in
He takes the month of July, 1801, and
shows how many mortgages wore filed
for record none.
In another column shows mortgages
paid off and cancelled (large amounts.)
iNow lor tne tacts in tne case.
Long before July, 1801, every loan
company doing business in tnis county
with-drew tneir agents, not a aouar
can be bad on any terms.
'lhen, again, the amount of cancelled
mortgages as shown, is nothing more or
less than the poor iarmer, wno was
threatened with immediate foreclosure
and could not meet his interest coupons
semi-annually and had waived his right
of appraisnient,(knowing the land would
not bring one nan tneinueoteaness, ana
if sold at forced sale, would leave a
heavy personal judgment over bim) re
luctantly agreeing to deed his cherished
home to the loan company. Many of
them did not receive a dollar; some few
were paid ten or fifteen dollars because
it was cheaper than foreclosure.
Not a singlo farm mortgage in this
county was paid off by tho mortgagors.
If there be any one point fully estab
lished by experience and reason, I
hold it to be the utter incompetency
of tho State banks to furnish, of them
selves, a sound and stable currency.
John C. Culhoun in United States Sen
ate. And yet that is proeisoly the vicious
and incompeteut system that his suc
cessor in the United Suites somite,
aided and abetted by self-nnointed
high-priests of Democracy in tho
shape of newspapers, aro trying to
foist upon tho people. It is an at
tempt to foist upon tho people a plan
whereby the sharpers who huve noth
ing to do but to study up sharp tricks,
can swindlo the honest tiller ot the
soil who bus neither time nor qualifi
cation for such tricks. Kill, such
statesmen twd newspapers pretend to
love tho farmer. The measure of their
love for him is his willingness to keep
quiot under the swindling- schemes of
tho snid statesmen nnd newspapers.
Just lot tho farmer try to do anything'
for himself outside of raising more
cotton to the aero for tlieso sharks to
gobble up, and straightway in their
estimation ho is trying to swindle tho
government; he Is trying to get money
nnd he never expects to return it, bo
cause ho wants it at 2 per cent, or else
tho central Idea of his plan of relief is
to "make something out of nothing."
They tell hiin those things to his face
in tho stylo of tho keen und able poli
tician, and laugh over his gullibility
afterwards. If our farmers are taken
in by any such clap-trap we aro much
mistaken. Cotton l'lant.
Tho Alliance mid Il Flatforui.
It is ridiculous to say that you are
a friend to the alliance, but will not
endorse its platform. You cannot di
vide the two, and must accept both to
gether or neither, What would tho
alliance bo without a platform and dec
laration of princinles? It would bo
but a rope of sand, that must soon fall
to pieces. J here is nothing 111 a name
but tho aims which an organization is
striving represents a great deal. If you
can not endorso the Ooala platform
you are not a friend to the Al
liance, and it is hypocracy to try
and pose as such. That instru
ment is the tie that binds our
members together, nnd it demands
tho goal for which they nro striving.
You had as well profess to be a friend
to tho Christian church nnd deny tho
divinity of our Savior. If you love
tho alliance, you must also love our
platform. They aro ono nnd insepara
ble. Southern Allianco Farmer.
lhe Midland Mechanic: We are
not finding fault with our lot in life.
but when wo see a great city almost
depopulated by thoso who aro fortun
ato enough to possess tho wherewith
to take a Bummer vacation, we ask
ourselves why wo wore not born with
n silver spoon between our gums, liko
somo of our more fortunate neighbors.
Through the long summer months we
nro compelled to remain in tho oltice,
with our loved ones far away, never
daring to hope for anything better.
Whllo our moro fortunate neighbor
can bio himself away to the mountains
or somo summer resort and spend
more monoy for pleasure during his
vacation than wo can earn in a dec
ide. Thore is something radically
wrong in the distribution of tho good
things of this earth, and we think
some of us nro getting the worst of
the deal. It isn't because the wealthier
havo more brains than the poorer
class, but because they wore more for
tunate in receiving from their fore
fathers a competency, or boon more
successful in financial matters. Wfo
will live in hopes if we die in despair.
WHAT WE ARE WORTH.
Census bulletin number 101 has been
msued. It shows the assessed valua
tion of tho different states and terri
tories, for 18j0 to 1890, with increase
of wealth per capita. According to
this bulletin tbe assessed wealth of
the United States is 24 billiou. which
upon tbe same ratio used in 1880
would give the absolute wealth of the
country at ixty-two and a half bil
lions. ?r nearly f 1.000 per capita.
Iowa bas an assessed valuation of
f'-'oO. 18 per capita, or a little more
than twice the mortgage indebtedness.
Kansas bas f 203. 63. which is perhaps
less than her indebtedness. If the
fig ures of tho office are anything nerr
correct, the American people have
created some eight billions of wealth
.luring the past decade. How has it
been distributed? How many more
working men have homes now than
then? How much nearer are tho
people out of debt now than then?
Are the millionaires any plcntier?
Why are they? Remember, if tho men
whe have worked hod divided equally
with each and every person in the
United States each would have (130
more than in 1880, but some men have
made from one to tea thousand times
that much. We said made, but they
did not make it, they acquired it. How?
The answer is yours. It is for every
man who has any solicitudo- for his
family or country to ponder over these
questions and answer to tho best of his
ability. We are well aware that tho
average man had rather bo told he is
prosperous when ho knows it is a lie,
than to bo thought poor by his neigh
bora This trait of human nature,
this love of flattery has holpo J to bring
the farmers of this country to their
present state. Orators would enlarge
upon the fact that the farm was the
basis of wealth. Tho farmer the most
favored man on earth. They would
contrast the misery and hunger of a
London workshop with tho life of the
farmer. The farmers have known,
and nine-tenths of them will admit
that times are hard. Debts are harder
to pay. Tho mortgage placed five
years ago Is still tiioro. but when the
party orators tell them they are pros
porous they say to themselves: "Next
year if I havo a good crop I can got
nearly or quito out of debt, and will
then bo in pretty good shape." So he
votes "Btraight" opposing his neigh
bor, perhaps a relative, and after elec
tion admits that something is wrong,
but he never will help the other fel
lows into power. Thus the farco goes
on year after year. The tollers of this
nation produce over and above their
living f 800, 000. 000 of wealth annually.
lhe interest on borrowed capital is
1800,000,000 annually. Thus the
earnings of tho multitude are trans
ferred to the pockets of tho fow.
Geo. li. Lang in the Alliance Tribune.
Stop T hem.
Tho papers of the various countries
of Europe have within tho last month
published many reports of the abund
iinca of the grain crops of tho United
States; and wo havo now been mado
aware of tho fact that tho publication
of these reports has given new vigor
to tho desiro to emigrate to this coun
try that is widespread among tho
masses of several European nations.
is almost impossible for people
who are suffering, or who dread the
approach of suffering, by reason of
poor harvests in their own lands, to
hoar of our American harvests with
out feeling impelled to fly to tho
and of plenty; and this impulse ha?
recently been overwhelming in the
minds of millions. If all tho Italian
and Russian and Austrian and Gorman
und Uritish people who aro now
anxious to cross tho ocean to this
country hud the means needed to do
so. we would sco an emigration to our
ports vastly gieater than any ever
seen in past, times. Tho emigration
agents now in Europe, as well as thoso
in this country, have been made aware
of these facts. Boodle Paper.
Yes, "they are coining. Uncle Sam-
uol, ono hundred million more!"
If you let them!
Who'll hinder thorn?
Not the oligarchy of rich m::n who
Tho more the merrior, " is their
Thats tho way to break up tho
Knights of Labor and the Farmers' Al
liance," pays British Banker Clews
from his $-10,000 bath tub.
Crush out labor; break down wages
of labor by an overplus of labor, and
you break up tho growing mutiny of
tho hayseeds and mudsills.
It is hard to keep starving peoplo
from our shores, but without an almost
total stoppage of immigration we can
not hop;) to regain the republican
form of government that is now sup
Ihero are very low of tho hfteon
hundred million people of the world
who would not prefer American con
ditions to thoso they aro in?
Stop them! Chicago Sentinel.
I)lti-lliilloii or American Wealth.
Thomas G. Shearman, tho eminent
statistician and political economist,
declared several months ago that tho
wealth of tho United Slates was dis
tributed as follows:
Cluss. Fnmi:es. Wenltli. i.t r.uuili
Hieli ':3.-...11n tlVJO'.KM.'W lSB.Stil
iliildlc l,-jiM.(l) 7.3m.ill 5,L'XI
Working ...11, Stt.U'O ll.lT'J.UKi.O O KoS
Tho correctness of tnis classifica
tion has never been questioned and it
stands to-day a most startling com
mentary on those political nnd finan
cial practices and systems which are
responsible for this woefully unequita
ble distribution of tho fruits of indus
try's t-il. It is also an excellent an
swer to tho question so often asked
our industrialists: "What havo you
to complain of?"
The Colored Alliance.
The colored Alliance is a separate
and distinct organization from the
white Alliance. The former is not under
the direct or indirect control of the lat
ter, and has no idontity with it what
ever. At the different national meet
ings one or two members of the col
ored Alliance have been permitted to
appear before the national body and to
extend such greeting or afford such
assurances to the white Alliance as to
their purposes and plans as they
deemed advisable; but there has never
been a co'.ored representative to a
white national Alliance, nor a repro-
TIHTHSDAY OCT 35,
tentative of the white Alliance to a
colored ualional Alliance, The con
stitution of the while Alliance re
quires that every member shall be a
white person, with certain other quali
fications; and it Is understood that the
colored Alliances have the qualification
to membership ?iat the applicant shall
be a colored person.
The white allianca is in sympathy
with the colored alliancomea and ev
erybody else, who embraces their ob
jects, aud propose to carry out their
purposes. They seek to accomplish
certain purposes and measures, and
they will accept ail the aid tud en
couragement in that, direction from
every source. While tbey are willing
that anybody may embrace their
plans, because they do embrace them
does not necessarily make the alliance
embrace tho other fellow; and if he
should believe in atheism, that would
not make the alliance depart from its
faith in the justice and morcy of the
omniscient God, nor cause it to (.ban
don a single one of its tenets of faith.
All the racket that has been caused
and mado about colored alliances has
been done solely with the purpose of
dividing the membership of the white
alliance, creating schisms in its ranks
and dissensions among its members.
It will be kept up nnd urgd with per
sistence and zeal. Alliance Herald.
'railing; It Dollar It Extrtly What
Nakae It a IJollar."
Wall street organs labor hard to
make the people boliove that monoy
must have a commercial value, that
a dollar must be coined of metal and
that there must be enough of that
metal in tho dollar to maku it worth
a dollar for use in fine arts. When
the people understand that 74 cents
worth of silver makes a dollar which
settles a dollar of debt any whore, and
when thoy understand tho 17 cents
worth of nickel when coined into five
cent pieces is worth as much as a gold
dollar with 100 cents worth of gold in
it, then they can begin to understand
that the commercial value of the motal
has nothing to do with its power to
purchase. ' That is fixed solely by tho
flat of the government When the
govornment says by its stamp that
this 17 cents worth of nickel shall bo
worth a dollar that ends it. Then we
have copper coins; seven cents worth
of copper with the stamp of tho gov
ernment is worth one dollar in gold.
Now tho question: Why will not a
pieco of paper properly stamped bo
worth a dollar?
Senator Sherman triod to explain
why monoy should be of motal and
why these coppers and nickels had not
depreciated by saying that coinage
was a "government monopoly."
Would uot stamping paper money be
a govornment monopoly also? It is
simply coinage. In this Mr. Sherman
makes an important admission for a
hard money advocate. This is almost
as good as tho Nashville American un
consciously taught when it said last
February that "calling it a dollar is
exactly what makes it a dollar and
NOTHING KI.SF. CAS."
England has now four million, four
hundred thousand pounds of copper
coins In usa That is twenty-two
million dollars (United States money).
In each dollar thore is 20 cants worth
of copper, and, if you please, 80 cents
mado by the stamp of the government.
On the twenty-two million dollars
there are seventeen million six
hundred dollars of fiat. That is
value mado because of the stamp of
tho government. These gold haiig
fellows rush against facts and demon
strations of the past and present in"
their assertions. If it wore nocossary
that a piece of money have a commer
cial value equal to tho face value of
the coin, then tire worlds money
would be in a dernngod condition.
According to their argument tho cop
per coin of England, twenty -two mil
lion dollars, if melted into a mass
should bo worth two miliion
dollars where as wero it melted into
now it would only bo worth four mil
lion four hundred thousand dollars.
But when this mass of metal bears the
stamp of tho government, saying it is
worth twenty. two million doll -.rs, then
it is worth that amount exactly.
Truly "calling it a dollar is just
what makes it a dollr.r and nothing
The American has not explained
why tho United State 3 greenbacks are
at a premium over gold in European
trado centers, nor has it denied that
these 846 million dollars in greenbacks
are out now simply on tho faith of tho
The people are anxious to know why
newspapers or men opposo the issu
ance of honest money when history
and reason teaches its usefulness and
adaptability, The Toiler.
A PolUionl Table.
Tom Jones and Sain Smith were
neighbors. Sam w:ia u banker and
Tom was a farmer. Tom asked Sam
to lend him one thousand dollars.
Sani said I will lend you the thousaud
dollars you want on the following con
ditions: First, you give me your note
secured by a mortgage on your farm
for tho amount at 6 per cent interest
per annum. Seeond, you shall lend
mo $900 at 2 per cent interest per
annum to secure the payment of which
I will deposit your own note for $1,.
J om hoing a plain farmer and not
vory well up in finance, consults his
lawyer, John Sherman. John, on
hearing a statement of the case, ad
vises Tom to close tho arrangements
on the terms offered by Sam. John
takes a feo from Tom and gets a part
nership with Sam in his bank. Their
neighbors pronounce Sam a sha p,
Tom a fool and John a shyster, and
tho neighbors are right National
Some Pertinent Remarks.
Mk. Editor: When rogues fall out
they are apt to speak the truth if never
before. The Journal September 20th
and Bee September 21st hare given us a
faithful picture of each other, drawn to
life in a masterly manner. Which is
the greater rogue it would be difticult
lo say. Unquestionably a case of the
pot calling lhe kettle black.
Can the people after the last ten
years experience put any faith in such
men as public officers, or advisers?
Uoewter, bold, shrewd r.nd noprtn
cip'e I to a degree, a lineal descendant
of Judias fscariot. Gere, a ootoiious
toady, and well, tl e m ire one knows
of him the more lespect one has for
Ananias. Oe ok the Hogs.
I RELIABLE BUSINESS HOUSES.
NEW SHOE STORE FOR BARGAINS
THE BEST LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES IN THE CITY.
1015 O STREET. IOIS.
WYATT-BULLARD LUMBER Co.
Wolesale Lumber Merchants.
SOtli and Izard Sts., Omaha., 2STe"b.
Farmers and Consumers trade solicited. Wr'te us for prices delivered tit your
J. G. 3VEcK:H3I.I-.,
uatawsf ta BADdSK LUMBEX OO.
Wholesale and Retail Lumber.
O street between 7th and 8th. lilnooln, flfc
O. W. LYMAN,
WHOLESALE'-. LUMBER '-.AND '-.GOAL
Special Rates to Farmers' Alliance in Car Lots.
Rooms 17 and 18 Montgomery
Corner 11th and N
W. C. T. U. RESTAURANT
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.
CINCINNATI SHOE STORE.
We carry the best Boots and Shoes in the city. We think
we can suit you and fit your feet. 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. 15"t5
1228 0 St. Lincoln, Neb, Warner & Wolfanger.
1 ' n - iW. -A,," U HULI1IO IT nil I LU our AReiits make J1C0 to J'.'OO a month.
iV r lit t fWtVw'hl 'li - Laiv Aaenm are ver? suiicomIiiI. Farmer. an1 their wives mnke m to 4l
Clr during winter. One farmer hi Mi'Bouri sold tWO. I'rim f. Sample (full (
V- V?RAiJ?,a' &-Ve to tttne deslrlM an atemr. only $2. Alocelbrafi1 PKSS WH1FKS.
-iSkl? ''"'sl.i'iV't 'irhTri1T-rr! l-i'3iit"tW aJ other useful huiwriold articles at lowest wholenn It price. We rMer to our 1.M.
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Cut shown Style
THE BEST HUSKER IN THE WORLD.
Manufactured by the H. H. PERKINS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Kewanee,
F. W. HELLWIC. Lincoln. Special Agent I2tf
On Everything You
OUR GENERAL CATALOGUE
And Grocery List furnishes practically everything yoa eat, use or wear. We mailed l a
copy to oar regular customers free of eost. Send G cent, to pay the postage, with yonr
revest for a cop,. As Inrnish the book free, ,on ought to be wali.ng to pa, post-
age o ge Joa cannot atiora io p wnuuu. .
H. R. EAGLE & C2.,
Wholesale Farmers' Supply House
68 & 70 WABASH AVE., CHICAGO.
I MEKCHAKOISR. Ouretoei la rrpine wi j ewTlhior In tbe
I Biuiicai line, i'rteee to ault the Ihnr. M. P. Cr ut. k Co.
Bl'k. Write for Prices-
St., Lincoln, Neb.
BUSY BEE WASHER
to ran easier and do better work than ativ other hi the worlrl.
Qecetuary. n e cnaiiwnge a trial wi in auy other machine. Hrrunted
inr uve yean atia money reiucaea w aoi eaiirei.v aiiMactorr. ntn any
tub. Haves timo, money and clothei. Just the machine for Indira n ha
are notverv tromr. ThoiiftaodH of ladle h" u-e.1 n. Mre tVir wahinir
done, now aat e thatexpetiM by using the HHL'Y II KK" W AHEH. Savn
our mreugrh, health, time, clothes and money lr tuv-iin only $li in this
machine. Don't keep the Washer unless ft units vnu. We aro rCNi)Onlll
and mean ju at what we any. W invite you to hivesiicaic ition uglily
belore risking a cent. We will forlett $100 to anyone who will prove that we
i ever reftied tho full amount to a disaailifled purchaser.
APCUTC Uf AUTrEl in every county. Fxchi'iro territory. Many
HULI1IO 1THI1ILU 'c
W e also make
6 t y 1 es E and A
Vint nro forir e A
with best frrade of
soft tounh leather.
Are pTleotly easy
anil adjustable to
Covered with four
Guaranteed to be
Eat, Wear or Use !
The cnt reprrsents onr Fine Wool Chinchilla Beaver
Overcoat, in Binck, Brown or Bine. The coat ia elegantly
trimmed and ninde np eipre-sly for our trade. We sold
hnndreds of them to onr reolar patrons, and not one
eomtlnint was made. Sizes 84 to 42. A $12.00 Overcoat
Fine Black All Wool C'neviot Saok Snit, an old stand
by of ourn; sizes 34 to 40: qm' ty of workmanship the
best. A $15.00 mit for $12.00. Vie cm furnish sam
ples of the above great uaraiu.
m - rr Yard.
A Good Tn3a Print
WamsuttA Oinchfim, TTrnwn or B l,e Checks..
HHtivy V aid or Ktriieil Hamiel
Fruit of ttm l,m Mului, :t6-in...
ArnoM Ceiebrnt, l.i-i man Blue Prints
A trnol Brown or lilne Cheok Shining
A Nico Drmw Flannel, in. wi.le
L. T Factory. The Mamlard Sheeting
A 'J l Dleniln-d Muslin
A Heavy Kurey Ct&mailc for i'uiua
G'P2le in tin bnxw tnd color -
ri-h Linen Note Paiier. p,T lb
A Box of son Envelope- tvhit' :v.'";
Dooble Breasted Smteh Mmno Bluo, niUnl, Uutiershirte and
A 1.50 mixed Pomet Flannel Shirt, tho brat.
A Oorl Kentnear Jean. Urown or Blue r
A Ono.1 Tlekina-. Illne Striped ---;"S"JHV '
Plymouth Buck Glove, ivnline,! (llanl. Hayea)
A l&SO Buff Ualf Shoe in Laos or ConxnM 7 to 1 1
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