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THE FAKME11S AIjIjIAN'CE, I,l.NC01iN. NEIL, THUKSDAY, JAN. 21, 18-J2.
Local E&tor and Advertiasn; Solicitor,
GEORGE H. GIBSOH.
jar We are In favor of taxing uni'm
proved real estate at the tame rate as
adjacent real estate. We are alio in
favor of taxing values made by the pub
lic into the publio treasury.
City property to exchange for farm
lands. Address A. J. Rig by &Co ,
8Uf 101S U St., Lincoln, Neb.
ty The Chadron Advocate says: " To
bim that hath shall be given and from
him that hath not shallbe token away,"
is getting to be tbout all the Bible
preached by some people these latter
Will retail 200 photograph albnms at
wholesale prices. C. M. Leighton. 14S
S.. 10th st. 25 tf
ST Congressman John G. Otis, of
Kansas, recently addressed the first
Nationalist club of Washington on
"Unman Equality," and advocated
equal compensation for all in order to
bring about the greatest good for the
greatest number. In the discussion
which followed the lecture Congress
man Kern of our state participated.
A stock of merchandise to exchange
for farm lands in Neb. Address
'- A. J. Kigbt & Co.,
81tf 1025 O St. Lincoln, Neb.
ty Iowa has been sending east to
money lenders $22,000,000 a year
interest on loans. At the average price
of corn, 22 cents, it has taken $100,000,
000 busheis a year of this product of
hard labor to pay it. It was not "sweat
for sweat," but the sweat of western
slaves providing a luxurious income for
the idle rich. Labor exchanged for
equal labor is freedom; labor without
labor in exchange is slavery.
tW Rev. Leighton Williams delivered
an address recently before the Working
Women's society of New York, and
among other things he said: " I stand
here to-night as the representative of a
small but rapidly increasing number of
men in clerical and professional life
who are allying themselves with the
manual workers of the country for the
enfranchisement and elevation of la
bor." ty Mr. Stead in the Review of Reviews
urges the opening of at ltast one "tem
perance public house" for every tenth
saloon. The temperance public houses,
commonly called coffee houses, have
been a financial succes in the cities of
England, aad have very perceptibly re
duced the patronage of surrounding sa
loons. ty The Cincinnati Enquirer and Com
mercial, one democratic and the other
republican, each fights for the undying
principles of its particular party, and
they lead two equal hosts always against
each other to the ballot box. Each
reader swgas by the Utterances of hU
oracle and O&e man, John McLean,
owns both papers. He takes f their"
money and gives them their choice of
lies. lie also distracts the people's at
tention while the money power keeps
on rebblng them. .
Cane or Sorghum sown broadcast or
drilled will make from 8 to 7 tons per
acre of the best fodder in the world for
horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, ete. Sure
crop wet or drought. Good seed for
sale by the Fairfield Steam Syrup
Works, Fairfield, Neb. 81 14
ty Money issued by the government
direct to the people for services received
or security given at the cost of doing
the business, would reduce interest to
the cost of making out and caring for
the papers or other securities two per
cent or less. This would, almost en-,
trely destroy the power of capital to
absorb, and would leave the producer
the full product of his labor.
ty In the second edition of "Con
temporary Socialism the author, Mr.
JoLn Rae. says in substance, that un
less the vast wealth which is each de
cade becoming vaster shall mean the in
dependence and comfort and culture of
tne rank and file of our citizens, in
stead of the power and luxury of the
few of them, coupled with helplessness
ness and want of the many, then is there
inevitable a popular revolt which shall
overthrow tne institution altogether.
This is the authors belief, and he is not
'Questions of justice are questions
around wblch interest centers at pres
ent, and books are multiplying which
have for their object the solution of the
over-shadowing social problems. The
latest which comes to our eye is "The
Distribution of Wealth,"by Rufns Cope,
lrom the publishing house of J. B. Lip
plncott Co. The leaven of righteous
ness is working.
City property to exchange for stock.
81tf Address A. J. Rigby & Co.,
1025 O St.. Lincoln, Neb.
ty We are glad to notice, the success
of business firms in Lincoln, and especi
ally those who advertise in Thk Farm
ers' Alliance. - Such have wisely used
the means of success and naturally get
there. "The Leader" firm, Colin &
Harris, 1211 O street who have been
advertising with us, have been obliged
to enlarge their store to accommodate
increasing trade. Of course the adver
tUing was only part of it. We bring
the merchants customers, and thev by
displaying good goods, and a determi
nation to please customers, ao tne rest.
tyEev. Dr. Phelps says, "God's
method of working is marvelous! v demo
cratic; he cares not for birth,, or rank, or
culture, but only lor numbers." les,
people don't believe it but it is a fact.
And the reason for it is, that God gives
the highest birth and infinite culture to
each of his children. The poor, the
despised, the ignorant, he delights to
enrich, honor, and educate. The empty
heart has boundless love to receive, the
weak and ignorant mind is susceptible
of constant growth, the capacity to al
ways receive, increasing endlessly in
knowledge and power. The meek God
hath chosen to inherit the earth, and
the weak to confound those that are
mighty. "Call no man master, for one
is your master, even Christ, and all ye
ty Opie P. Read, whose latest book
Jimmet Bonlore" is on sale at this of
fice, tells a story in the Chicago Express
of a doctor who for amusement learned
telegraphy and was an expert in taking
messages. While waiting in ajdepot he
neard the operator s instrument click,
and began himself taking the messasre
mentally. It informed him of the clos
ing or a deal, tnat a orancn railroad was
to be run into a certain town near, and
that shop. and factories were to be
built. In the message was a caution to
keep mum. as the property owners of
the town did not know of the scheme,
and wo !ld double the price of their land
If they knew Tie doctor saw his op
portunity, borrowed money, and with
his own bought up the best part of the
towB to be improved. He is now worth
$15,000,000. But what unjust property
and land laws are thef of ours, which
separate wealth from the producers of
wealth, making land titles sponges
which absorb a part of each day's labor
tW Col. Hogeland the well known
lecturer and friend of the friendless boys
and girls, of the cities, will speak at the
Plymouth Congregational church next
Sunday evening. .
' ty llMFniic -ftr-WHtari aav.
"1 tie fact that three fourths of tilt
country's wealth U ia the hands of one
eighteen handreth of our population.
that rstr. labor bureau of two ol our
best state declare the average wage of
workingmen are not enough to bring up
families upon, even in tne cheapest war,
unless wife and children are also wage
earners, the fact that the combinations
of capital are bringing about the serf
dom of labor thee and a score of
others like them peint to an industrial
tW Wages have been reduced from
15 to 60 per cent in the big Elgin watch
factories which employ 8,500 men and
women, and a general strike is threat
ened. Wages in these works have been
going down since 1875. By the intro
duction of machinery unskilled labor
has taken the place of tne skilled, and
the trirls who run the machines are paid
on tbe average GO cents a day.
ty Down town real estate in New
York is selling for $20,000 per front foot.
$400.0t0 having recently been paid for a
lot measuring ZU by 11MJ leet, ana rents
are exacted upon this basis. Up town
in a choice neighborhood the same sized
lot brought $"0,000. The poor who
must remain in the city to get work
can only meet the ground rents by liv
ing in terribly crowded, disease breed
ing, dismal, dirty tenements.
A. J. Rigby & Co., has removed from
room 21 to room 10 and 11 Newman
block. Where they have more commo
dious quart rs. All correspondence
will receive prompt attention. - Address
them for bargains in real estate of all
kinds, Room 10 and 11 Newman block,
1025 O street. 31tf
Six hundred girls employed in
the stareh factories of Troy New York
are on a strike. It Is caused by the in
troduction of new starch machines, each
of which will displace six or eight girls.
"Scabs" are running the machines, aBd
the girls are furious. They demand
that the machines be removed, that they
may have a chance to live. A pu'jlic
meeting has been held at the city ball
and many brief denunciatory speehes
made by the girls. If our outrageous
class and monopoly laws did not stand
in the way they could get redress. But
lifeless, laboriess, soulless capital can
be used to drive them into the ranks of
criminals, or drag the virtuious to death
by slow starvation, tne lets labor is
used through the introduction of ma
chinery the more it should be worth.
All values should be measured by the
sura total of labor and tbe division of
each laborer should agree with the share
of labor he furnishes, the non-workers
ty A syndicate of Nebraska citizens
and a few capitalist's of Denver, Coio.,
and Albany N. Y.. has been formed to
build a city on tbe Gulf of Mexico mid
way between Galveston and Houston.
A deep watet harbor and a shorter
route to the sea for western and north
western products are the objects sought.
Tbe new town is to be called La Porte
Me "flow tn lie In the Voor" is being
discussed at the Lincoln Congregational
Club this week (Wednesday evening)
Prof Bessev. W. A. Selleck, Elder Howe
and Mrs. McCormick, are the speakers
We respectfully suggest tnat tbericn as
a class need to gei-off the banks o! the
poor, rewthen would need help.
tSf The editor of the Rushville Sun
offers his paper for sale. The paper is
popular and financially a success, but
the death of the publisher's wife neces
sitates a change of plans.
ty Delegates to the state assembly
K. of L. to be held in Omaha tbe first
week in February should remember
Alliance and K. of L. headquarters has
always been at the hotel Jennings, now
located corner Ninth and Harney sts.
Wanted To trade house and lot in
Lincoln for a farm. Will assume a
light mortgage or pay some cash.
82-2t John Cases-,
Room 11, Richard's Blk., Llnooln, Neb.
ty A class for the study of ' religion
and ethics" was organized Tuesday
evening by Rev. Lloyd Skinner at the
residence of I. S. P. Weeks 1327 H St.,
Lincoln. From the program of the
subjects for study we fall to see why
religion and ethics" are mentioned as
the things to be studied. The lesson of
the first evening was a study of myths
The Rock Island engineers have
been surveying this week the probable
line ol that road through the city. The
line runs in on 18th street to R, iron) R
to 19th and O, from O southeast to a
point near the base ball park to the
Daverfpotr tract. From this point they
follow the Antelope across 27th, thence
southwest to the corner of section 36,
thence down through Durfee's base ball
ball nark to the draw south of the home
for the friendless, thence west to the
Union Pacific tracks.
fy The annual meeting of the state
board of agriculture is being held in
Lincoln at the halls rvf the state Univer
sity at this writing. Tbe winter corn
1 1 ' . ! 1 . 1 1.
exniDH is ia until nan.
tyThe Evening Sun of Lincoln is
expected to break forth about leb. 1st.
The stockholders have elected A. P. S.
Stewart president, Jerome Shamp vice-
g resident, G. B. Chapman treasurer,
'. S. Littlefield secretary. The direc
tors are A. P. S. Stewart, Prof. D. N.
Johnson, H. S Bowers and M. L.
Thomas. It is understood the new pa
per is to be non-partisan or neutral, as
far as existing parties are concerned
Tbe management will soon find there is
no room for neutral papers in Zebras
A Lady Independent
Doniphan, Neb., Jan. 11. 1892.
Editor Alliance: I wish to beg
space in your paper to say a few words
in behalf of that new badge advertised
in your paper by George B'.gaell, of
Cheyenne, Wyoming. I sent for one
aud by return mail received it and can
say that we are highly pleased with it
It is exactly as represented only the
picture cannot do it justice. It is a lit
tie beauty and is liked by everyone who
sees it. .Not only is it a beautitui pin
but it voices the. seatiments of th i peo
ple's party, and I will say that every
one who wishes to show their colors
cannot do better than to send for one.
It is a pin that any one can be proud to
wear, and shows that we are for our
country, flag and America. I see that
other ladies are writing some for the
paper, hence this venture. Like Mrs.
Sanford I was pleased to see Brother
Winslow's letter to the president, and
am glad that there are men that are not
airaia to say wnas iney minx even
though it bo to the president.
Hoping to see the two old parties put
out of existence in the coming fall I am
yours for reform.
Mrs. W. A, Bovcdkn .
Save Your Money.
Send for a receipt and make your
own blueing for five cents a gallon in
stead of paying ten cents for a four
ounce bottle, equal to Vi per gallon.
This bluomg is superior to any on the
market. Tell your neighbors of this
and send for a receipt, price 25 cents,
live receipts for $1. Address
24tf J. P. Hahris, Fairfield, Neb.
Learn Telegraphy at tbe Lincoln
Business louege. zuu
The people's party and Alliance con
gressmen are bring heart from, and the
reform ideas will challenge attention
and force ditcuaidan during the present
session of congress, not only at W asn
ingtoo buttbrongnout the nation.
The national surer committee issue i
an address January 8th which is a
strong document, demanding that til
Ter be endowed with the money func
tion, making It oo-qual with Bold for
all money uses. It shows the injustice
insecr.rity and growing a anger or me
srold basis system, and gives statistic
showing that gold is not Increasing in
quantity relatively with the other com
modities, the consequence being it has
a constantly increasing value as money,
thereby bringing loss with heavy un
just burdens to the debtor class.
ins leading aemocrau, springer.
Palmer aad Carlisle, of the finance
committee, and others, are planning to
prevent the silver question getting to
the front, knowing it will disrupt the
party, and republicans are eqnally
afraid of it aid divided over it. Bland
of Missouri has introduced a bill for
the free coinage of silver, and Sweet of
Idaho a bill calling for an Internal bi
Senator Puffer's bill tbe first of its
kind, for the relief ef oppressed borrow
ers, is for the people of Indiana, and
provides that the secretary shall issue
$100,000,000 lit treasury notes directly
to tbe people of that state upon first
mortgage securities, lne cost to be
covered by a two per cent tax on the
borrowers, it is substantially me iana
loan plan, providing money at cost.
The provisions regulating amounts
loaned to property owners furnish am
ple security to the governmeat.
Mr. Simpson has lutroducad in the
House a resolution alleging that
the department of agriculture
is made the harbor of politi
cal employes and that the crop
reports are made to boards of trade and
marcet wreckers and operators before
they are conveyed to the knowledge of
the tolling nintbanomen; ana provides
for a committee - of five to investigate
the truth of these allegations. His resi
lution was shelved by the politicians
by referring it to the committee on
Mr. Kern's government banking bill
has already been endorsed by the State
Senator Peffcr has introduced a bill
proposing an amendment to the consti
tution so as to eleet president and vice-
president by direct vote ol tbe people
Senator Wilson's bill provides nor
the classification of clerks and other
employes of first and second-class post
offices and to fix their salaries.
A bill by Rayner of Mississippi, if
passed will prohibit the secretary of the
treasury from making deposits of
United States funds with national or
Congressman Clover of Kansas, an
Alliance member has introduced it bill
to enable cities to deposit United States
onds and have issued from the treas
ury lesral tendernotes. to be expended
for public improvements.
To If eat Producers and Consumers.
Ashland, Neb., Jan. Tib, 9.
Editor Farmers' Alliance : lb your
paper of Dec. 24th, under the head of
Omaha notes, I find some startling
statements, if true.
1st. That the price paid to the farm
ers for live hogs was about 1 cts per
lb lower than in Oct. last.
2nd. That the price paid by the city
butchers was U cts higher for dressed
meats, making a raise of 1J cts to tbe
consumers and at the same time a fall of
U cts per lb to the producer.
8rd. That tbe butqhers dare not kill
and dress the meat they soli.
4th. That the butchers are compelled
to buy all the meat they sell from pack
ers for cash, and have not a word to say
about the price they pay.
5th. That consumers are compelled
to pay such hi; h prices that they have
to go witnout plenty oi times wnen iney
0th. That the packers pay their em-
Eloyees low wages and work them long
7th. That there is some talk among
organized laboring men of starting a
co operative meat company ior tneir
8th. I will add that there is some
talk of farmers starting co-operative
joint stock companies for the purpose of
killing, packing and selling their live
stock and protecting themselves. That
is right, I know, lor protection la the
fundamental principle our government
is run on, and it must be right.
Now it appears there are three classes
interested in this great packing busi
ness, the producers, the packers and
consumers. If I can say or do any
thing for the benefit of the first and tbe
last X am right here to do It, and 1 con
sider the paukerti are like a high railroad
official once told me. He said the Co.
was abundantly able to take care of
itself. Now if co-operation would be
good for Omaha it would be good for
the whole state. If good for Nebraska
it would be rood for the whole country.
The same as protection and contraction;
and we see their benefits in & very few
places in every city and town in the
country Would co-operation for the
fmrpeses mentioned pay? We will see.
fine producers owned and operated
tbe packing houses in Omaha, there are
two classes they could do witnout, viz:
Local buyers and commission men. I
estimate that the local buyers cost the
producers 20 cents per hundred on our
stock and corn, I mean their regular
rates. The two, on stock received at
South Omaha for the past year, have
cost $4,701,379, estimating the average
weight of hogs at 200 and cattle at 1000
and sheep at 100 pounds each. It is also
claimed that we pay for double the
amount of feed that tha stock get, at
the rate of $ I per bushel for corn and
$20 per ton for hay. If we had interest
ed men to look after our interest we
could save that amount to $113,833.
Now let us add the three cents per
pound to the product of those receipts
your correspondent thought was unnec
essary profits, as every one knows that
stock was low enough and meats were
high enough before. Allowing for
shrinkage on dressing on total receipts
for the year, the 8 cents per pouvd
would amount to $18,497,149. Add to
this, $4,880,215 which could be saved by
co-operation before the stock reaches
the packers and we have the sum of
$23,283,361, saved to the producers aud
consumer, as the result of co-operation
on tho amount of live stock shipped to
South Omaha in the year 1891. If this
amount was divided according to pro
duction and consumption equally be
tween consumers and producers would
it pay or would it creato a monopoly.
I am now able to give price of coal at
your depot en all It. it. in the State.
2Ctf J. W. Hartliy, State Agt.
A Serious Fall
In prices of fine stationery, albums,
soaps, perfumery and nil goods, at C.
M. Leighton's, 145 S. 10th st. 25tf
Besolntiosa Adopted by the Bute Alliance
at Lincoln, January 13, 1892.
We demand the free and unlimited
coinage of silver on an equality with
gold, the isiue of full legal tender
treasury notes, receivable for all pub
lie and private dues, until tha volume
-of monay in circulation shall equal $0
per capita, or be sufficient to transact tbe
business of the country on a cash basis.
We demand the abolition of national
binks and the establishment in their
stead of government postal banks.
which shall receive money on deposit
and pay Interest therefor at a rate not
o exceed S per cent per annum, and be
responsible for said deposits; and shall
loan money to the people on imperish
able products, land and other accept
able security, at not to exceed 4 per
We demand tbe prohibition of alien
ownership of land, and that all land
now held by syndicates, ana innns new
bv railroad corporations in excess ol
such as are actually needed by them tor
use, be reclaimed oy tne government
and held for actual settlers c nly.
We demand that taxation municipal.
state or national shall not be used to
build up any iuteret at the expense of
another. - ---..
We demand a just and equitable sys
tem of Us on incomes.
We demand the government owner
nhip and operation at cost for the whole
people of all railroads, telegraphs and
We demand the election of president,
vice-president and United gut sena
tors and postmasters by direct vote of
tee people. .
Coal being a bounty of Providence,
aBd as necessary to the people as air or
water, we believe the government should
own all coal mines and furnish their
product to the people at cost; and that
all municipalities should open coal yards
and furnish coal to the citizeus as cost;
and we demand the passage of laws to
carry these principles into effect.
We demand that the government in
stitute proceedings to foreclose the lien
of the United States on the U. P. &
Central Pacitto railroads, and operate
.he same for the people.
We demand of our next legislature
the passage of an act in tbe following
terms, viz: "An act to prescribe the
mode of payment of obligations of debt
contracted to be paid In money. Be it
enacted, etc. That from and after the
passage of this act all obligations of
debt contracted to be paid In money
shall be payable all stipulations to the
centrary, notwithstanding. in either
the notes, gold or silver coin authorized
by the congress of tbe United States as
a legal tender."
W e demand of tbe next legislature of
this state the passage of a usury law,
the penalty to be the forfeiture of both
principal and Interest, and where the
usury txacted amounts to more than $83
a penal olliense; and that annual inter
est shall be no higher than 6 per cent
We demand a law fixing a maximum
freight and passenger rate, and that tbe
same shall not be higher than the late
now in force in Iowa.
That all money derived from fines
and licenses, and the school tax col
lected from railroads, should ge into
the general school fund of the state, and
be distributed among the school dis
tricts on a per capita basis; and that all
costs in criminal prosecutions should be
assessed against - the cities or towns
where the costs arise; nd we demand
that an amendmeut to the constitution
be submitted to the people iu accord
ance with the above principles. ,
We demand the passage and enforce
ment of efficient laws to end the per
nicious contract system in penal labor,
or as used by tbe governments of towns,
cities and states.
We demand the submission of an
amendment to the constitution pro
viding that the permanento school
fund of the state may be loaned to citi
zen s of Nebraska on first mortgage on
productive farm land, at an interest of
not more than 5 per cent, as is now
so successfully done in Oregon, Iowa,
Missouri Indiana and other states, the
amount so loaned to be apportioned
among the various counties in propor
tion to farm land.
Resolved, That we believe that option
dealing by boards of trade and individ
uals results in the depreciation of prices,
and is a great injury to the producers of
the country. We therefore ask the
congress to pass a law for the abroga
tion ef that practice.
Resolved, That in the opinion of the
Nebraska State Alliance.there is no need
for more, than one National Farmers'
Alliance in the United States. The del
egates to the National Farmers' Alii
anee are, therefore, instructed to bring
tne subject of a union of the two Na
tional bodies before that body, and to
take such steps at the National meet
ing in relation to the subject as may to
them seem proper.
Resolved, Ttat the practice of rail
roads issuing passes to business men,
public men and officials, er giving trans
portation to editors ior a nominal con
sideration, is subversive of publio wel
fare and demoralizing in a high degree,
and we demand of congress and our
legislature laws to end the practice.
Resolved, That we heartily endorse
the government banking bill introduced
into congress by Hon. 0. M. Kem, and
that we ask all our representatives and
senators in congress to vote and work
for its passage.
Resolved, That we commend the aotion
of those members of our order who
were representatives and senators of the
last session of the Nebraska legislature
who were true to the principles of our
order and who voted and worked for
the measures which we, as a body, had
demanded in former resolutions.
I have this season the finest birds I
ever raised. At our late State Fair I
took premiums on everything entered,
at our December show I took 1st, 2d
and 3rd on four birds entered. Write
for prices en birds that will score 90 or
better. Eggs in season. F. G. YULE,
Box 3J!0. (29tf) LincolB, Neb.
Home FooIlAh l'sopto
Allow a cough to iuh until it g-ott beyond tbe
reach of medicine. They oftoa lay, "8)h, it
will wenr away," hut In most case It wear
them away. Could they be Induced to try the
successful mtxllclne IimHed Kemp's Balsam
which la sold on a poHittvo guarantee to cure,
they would immediately tee tbe exoolent ef
fect after taking tho Drat doae Price 50c and
$1, TrlalaUef.ee. At all drug-glsU'. (2Uua.
A fihe 160 in Loup Co. to exchange
for a 40 in south-eactern Neb. 31tf
Address A. J. Kigbt & Co.
1025 O St.. Lincoln, Ne b
Of short-hand, type-writing and tole
graphy is offering superior facilities for
acquiring a found practical training in
these arts. If you are contemplating
attending a school of this kind it will be
to vour interest to call on or addros'
them at 1130 O street, Lincoln, Neb. i)2
Chadroa ha a boom In pugi Ham.
Nebnwka CUy U to bate a meat !naps
John ll. GomWy ha resigned tbe offie
of pot milliter of Butte.
L W. Gibbons, dealer In musical Instru
ments at Fremont, baa failed.
Local phyalctans at Falls City kave or
ganised a gold cure con' winy.
Hugh Winter, who h. i been drinking,
waa froaea to death near York.
Hans Jensen, an invalid, committed inl
et Je with a shot gun I KarwelL
All the defeated candidates ia Boyd
eonnty have begun contest proceeding.
Expressman Carter of Fairbury lost a
money package containing 11,000. Ha)
also lost his job,
A bronae bust of the U'e General Phil
Kearney waa formally presented to the
city of that name.
llev. Dr. !leler, formally pastor of the
German Lutheran church, died at his
home In Xebraaka City.
Lars Jensen of Ft.. Paul suicided by
Shooting the top of his head off with a
shotgun, lie was an Invalid.
Fred W. Riilall of Plattsmouth, who
tried to end his life by tating a large done
of chloroform Jan. 2, died on the 11th.
The residence of Mrs. Ogden, four miles
rert of Crete, was burced and the family
barely had time to escape in their night
Cedar Rapids boasts that it ha never
had a business failure or a Are and the
three beneficial orders there have never
had a death. -
James H. Brennan of Omnha found the
tooth of a mastodon, which has been added
to the collection of curiosltiea in tbe btate
Cashier Eberlim, one of the first settlers
of Cuming county, ami who was a partic
ipant in the celebrated Pawnee war, died
at West Point.
Mike Murphy, a tramp desperado, while
Intoxicated at Wymore, stabbed Cliarlej
Clausen, a railroader, In the nock, produc
ing serious Injuries.
J. D. Sipplo, a wealthy stockman near
Giilesburg, IU., fell among thieves In
Omaha and came near dying from the ad
it rat Ion of some deadly drug.
A postofflce Inspector called on some
Genoa citizens who had yielded to tha
wiles of tho Louisiana lottery, but he let
them off when they pleaded ignorance of
the law. ,.
Martin & Claurens, Implement dealers
of Union, made an assignment The ex
act liabilities of the firm are not known,
but It Is thought that the assets will cover
Ike Huff, a cowboy, committed sulcldd
at Rushville by taking morphine. Dis
appointment in a love affair is supposed
to be tbe cauh. The deouosed was 98
years of age.
At a meeting of the Republican state
central committee at Omaha thirty-ono
members expressed a preference for Blaine
as the next presidential caudidute, and
one for Harrison, -
The meeting of the state editorial con
ventton at Fremont baa toen postponed
nntll January 28 and 29, on account of tho
former dates conflicting with the state
Oiemen's meeting, .
Judge Harrison, at Grand Island, held
that the Farmers' Union Insurance com
pany was in a sound financial condition
and rejected the proposition for the ap
pointment of a receiver.
Gage encampment of Independent Order
of Odd Fellows, forty-one memlicrs, waa
Instituted at Cortland by Grand Patriarch
Byer and Grand Scribe Gage and mem
bers of the Saline camp No. 4 of Lincoln
and of Goodrich camp No. 10 of Beatrice.
Nineteen horses were burned to death
In the livery narn of E. C. Smith at Fre
mont, and all the carriages and other
stock was consumed. It is snpposed that
the fire started from an overturned lan-.
tern. ' Tbe loss on building and contents
Is about 19,000.
The followingchattel mortgages against
the stock of Charles B. Owens', a mer
chant of North Bend, were filed with the
county clerk, in favor of: R. L. Mo
Donald, W58.Ho; A. S. Hastings, t5l.40;
C. Cuslok, X; Patrick Owens, $183. It
is thought the assets will not come fair
from covering the liabilities.
The election at Neligh to vote 115,000
bonds to the Pueblo and Duluth railroad
was held. The result was 1U3 votes for
and 2 against the proposlton. This closes
the bond aid to the road. The city agreei
to donate thirty-five acres of land for
shops, stat ion and division grounds.
Hon. J. P, Decker died at his residence
In Columbus. He was one of the pioneers
of Platte county, having located there in
1856. He was appointed Indian agent of
the Pawnees in 1867. In 1865 he was a
member of the legislature and was a dele
gate to the state constitutional conven
tion. County Clerk Taggart furnished the
Otoe county commissioners an authorized
statement of the expenditures of tho
county for last year. The total expenses
were 150,081.81, an Increase over the pre
vious year of t5,000. Tbe estimate for the
coming year is $15,000 less than the ex
penses of 1801. .
Although more than a week has elapsed
since it was first officially announced that
there was a shortage ol over (52,000 In the
Adams county treasury, the whole affair
connected with the deficit is as much of a
mystery as ever, The county has received
132,000 from the bondsmen In cash, leav
ing the taxpayers, if Deputy Fist's confes
sion is true, some (30,000 poorer.
The Reed Brothers company, general
merchants of Weeping Water, were closed
by the sheriff. Tbe liabilities so far reach
about (8,000, with assets of nearly 115,000.
The firm has been doing business but a
short time. The old firm, Reed Bros. &
Co., contracted the debt. The members,
of the firm doubt the legality of the pro
ceedings, and say they are not responsi
A forger has been working at Nebraska
City for the last few days. A week ago
he went to J. H. Overton, a farmer 'and
extensive stock dealer living near the
eity, and under a pretense of Belling him
a lot of hogs obtained his signature. Then
he cleverly transcribed it to several bank
checks and negotiated the paper with dif
ferent merchants. The fraud was discov
ered, but the forger had fled. He secured
Arthur Sloan, the murderer of the Bald
win family at Fontenelle, Neb., who broke
jail at Blair some time ago, where he was
awaiting trial, has been captured at Fort
Benton, Mont. Sloan went to this army
post rnd enlisted In the regular army, and
after serving a few days was called before
the lieutenant of bis company, who recog
nized hira as the escaped murderer by u
description he had received from the sher
iff of Dodge county. This is the third
t ime Sloau has escaped and beeu captured.
McAullfTe has refused to meet Myer,
and Maher now refuses to fight Choylu&kl,
causing a flunk all around.
John A. Fellows, a prominent politician
who died at Pontiac, Ills., was the first
salaried postmaster appointed by Presi
dent Harrison in March, 1889.
The body of an Infant was found in the
Delaware flats opposite Chester, Pa., A
rope and weight was attached to the neck
and the child had evidently been thrown
into the water when alive. The coroner is
making an investigation.
London, Jan. 19. Rudyard Kipling,
the writer, married Miss Caroline Bal
estir at All Soul's church in Portland
The Eye and Ear
Are two most delicate and complleat
ed organs; without tbe eye we could
boi gume our loouieps nor Observe
the beau'losof nature; witheut the ear
we could not hear the voices of our
friend nor enjoy the sweet sounds of
music, no one u so helpless as th
blind and more deserving of pity than
tbe deaf. These two senses, being so
valuable should be gnarped as we guard
our life. Many persons lose sight or
bearing by neglect, wnlcn timely aid
might prevent. Among the specialists
who treat these organs none have been
more successful than Dr. Dennis whose
office is over tbe First National Bank in
Lincoln. Mr. C. M. Marshall who has
been in the employ of the big furniture
dealers, Gruetter & Co, was neaf in one
ear from which was a constant offensive
discharge for twenty-five years. The
nr. cured it entirely in one month. Mr.
Willis Short, clerk In the Mo. Pacifio
it. R. offices, Mr. George Carter, com-
mission merchant, Mrs. Edward
Grouse, wife of a steam fitter with Pom
erine & Cooper, Mr. Chaa. Hook, tire-
man on B AM., Mr. T. K. Slatteny.
guard at the penitentiary and dozens of
others well known Lincoln citizens have
been after other specialists had failed.
Dr. Dennis' success is simply due to
his natural sk'JI. experience and his
educational advantages, as he is a grad
uate of Rush Medical College, Chicago,
the Post Graduate Medical College, N
Y. City and tbe Polyclinic Hospital, N.
Y. City. 30 4-t
Tree Planters of Lancaster Couaty.
I shall have at 54th and R street, one
mile east of Wyuka eemeury grounds,
East Lincoln, a full tnipply of apple,
cherry, plum and shade trees, small
fruits of latest varieties, evergreens and
ornamentals. 100,000 soft maple, one
and two years eld, choice for grovo or
windbreaks. My stock will Vq ready
for sale about April 1st if weather is
favorable. I offer for sale only what is
adapted to the climate, and all stock
warranted true to name.- I expect to
start a fruit nursery at above place in
the spring. Call ana see my stock, or
address me at Bethany P. O.. Lannaster
county, Neb. W. F. Wbtoht, Propr.
Stray Notice. 2715
Taken up bv the undersigned at his
farm on section 26. in Little Salt precinct
10 miles north of the city of Lincoln,
Oct. 81, 1811. One red and white hiefer
about 1 year old. No special marks or
brands, uwner can nave same oy
proving property and paying all neces
sary costs. Wh. J. Bell, Davey, Neb.
in exchange for city property, A.J.
Klgby & Vo,, HHft U St. xuti
111 M. UJJil UAIUM
Iktsichcld 0::d3, Crcccrfca end Provl:!:
Just opened 50 dozen bed
Comforts, the best line we ever
' Large sized comforts covered
with challis at $1. 85 each," big
Beautiful twilled sateen com
forts, f 1.25 and $1.35 each.
A fine line of comforts cover
ed with ilkaline, only 2. 50 and
2.88. . .
China silk covered comforts
Down comforts 4.75.
Anvthinff vou want in com
forts from 39c up to the best
AUfflRn Tfl PARMTRQ lfyouonmetotheoltydropieaadscns. Toucan pay.
nUnU I U rAnMCnO. miroad fare far a hundred miles and then save money oh
a f 59.00 bill of roods. But if you can't oome
ny thine; you want.
1 - av at
jny thlna you wane -
Hayden Bros., Dealers
THE GREAT CHEAP STORE
1211 O STREET, LINCOLN, NEB.
About 300 samples of boys' salts
bought loss 40 per cent discount, and a
few for your inspection to-morrow at
the following low prices:
tl will buy a boys' suit worth 11.75.
- $1.50 will buy a boy's suit worth S3.
3.00 will buy a boy's suit worth 14.
S3.50 will buy a boy's suit worth 15.
$3.00 will buy a boy's suit worth $0.
$3.50 will buy a boy's suit worth $7.
' Also 130 sample children's cloaks at
$1.75 misses' and children's cloaks for
$2.75 misses' ana children's cloaks for
$-1 misses' and children's cloaks for $3
$5 misses' and children's cloaks for
Very best novelty prints 5c a yard.
Good cotton flannel, So a yard. :. .
Ginghams, 5o a yard.
All liuoa fancy towels worth 60 cents
All linen fancy towels worth 55 cents
All linen fancy towels worth 40 eents
All linen fancy towels worth 25 cents
Best sperm oil, large size, 5c a bottle.
Slate pencils, 10c for 100.
Basting thread, lc a spool. ..-
It Pays to Trade
We wish to impress everyone with the fact that we soil what wo advertise at
advertised price no matter what may be yobr experience in other stores. We
want you to cut out anything that may interest yon in this rd. and oome and
see it, the identical article. When other dealers tell you it is impossible, costs
more; dont believe them. THE LEADER, (Kew Store.)
Orders by mall will receive prompt attention.
The Great Cheap Store 1211 0 St. Lincoln, Xeb.
very si ember es tt
should take THX AjUUTA
I. Dtirlnf lSH Te Arena will contain pa
per oa the rrmtn)f AUlmace and It taMto
r. nnn an auikorttltire buttorr f jae rise
of tbe movement, and l'OKTKAIT of lk
leadlnr spirits ta this -rrrat vpTtatva f-ta
people aaiat amBopoIlea, trusta, plutocracy
aad official eompiion.
II. It wilt centals aathoratitJve papers act
Uef forth the central claim of ea-ef th
treat parties of kMUy , and dravl:iav eleaiiT
and iharply the Itnca of dctsarkstloa on all
ft-at political, economical and social pro
IIT. Tt will contain paper tettJnf forth th
card Inal demand of the people In their or
ranlied movement airoiQM nld-tima wronrs
and injustice, and the reasoa fer each de '
IV. it will be an eneyeiopedtaof poliUea) -and
social Information. a-Wla its readers a
masterly exposition of the true coBdIUon
and needs of the preseot, depleting th evil '
of the hour, aisd urrtlHf remedies. aiu,
lated to secure .a wider, need of JaUoaa
liberty for tbe area toiling millions of our
Isnd . Prom it inception. The Arena has bcea
THK MTKAUPANT IIAMflON OF TUB
F KOPI.K. absolutely fearlrw in Its denuncia
tion of p ulocracy, monopoly, and all means
and measure that wrong- the multitude or
infringe upon the liberty of the humble
oltlsen. In tbe future Tbe arena will be deav
ploueu for it smrresslvc and bald defease
or tne nrtiti or the dmm a-ainat the prsw
If fed els.
V. It will contain treat papers by tM
treatest thinker hi th ALLIANCE and Ms
th kindred orvanlsntinos which are working
fora radical rarormattoa of exlatiaf abuacs
and unjust eadttioa,
VI . It WIN annua Hamlin Garland1
powerful Alliance itorj. " Hpnll of Ofloe,"
which will be the most traphlo picture of th
modern West and the social and polltloal cot
dittoes which called forth the Alliance eve?
THE ARENA PORTFOLIO
I a' beautiful eolleetion of twenty-dz STtn,
pe mtrjiits of dlrt!niruihed author and
leader of thought in this casat uprising of
Th Arena one year, price $S.f.
Th Portfolio, prloe. 4.W
Tbe Farmers' Alliance one year to
Address ALLIANCE PUBLIBHTJIO OCt
Satf Llnooln, Nebraska
J. W.EDUIHTO. K. T. fAIlHSWOBIBW
EDGERTON & FARNSWORTH,
Attorneys and Counseloks at
Boom 611 Niw Tork Lira BciLbiao.
OMAH4, t t NBBBABKA.
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THE ONLY iLLIiHCr
a Tarmar use tm
Just received, 10 caseB of
cheap cotton-flannel blankets.
On sale this week. 10-4 white
cotton-flannel blankets 75c per
10-4 silver gray cotton ffanv
nel blankets, one dollar a pair:'
10-4 strictly all wool redf
blankets only $2.50 a pair. -
"VVe carry the largest line of
blankets from the cheapest up
to the best California blankets.
Unbleached cotton-flannel 3Jc
Extra heavy cotton flannel 10
cents per yard.
mall u your order. Send to us for prloe ea
ai aapjaai a a as .As.
iin ana usage enx
Silk thread 4c a spoel (100 yds).
Silk thread, 2 for 5c (50 varus.
Silk twist lc a spool.
Very best values in ribbons; in tbi
examine our lines before baying for th
Gent's wool hose 10c a pair.
Ladies wool hose regular nrada, 20c a
pair worth 85c.
Ladies' wool hose, regular made, 25c
a pair, worth 40c. - . :
Special values in ladies knit under
wear this week.
Ladies' knit skirts only 50c worth 85.
Ladies' knit skirts only 85c, .worth
Ladies skirts only 90c, worth 11.81
Extra heavy bed spreads, $1.
Bates' quilts only W.
Writing paper, extra quality lOe
box, worth 20c.
Sample line of gents neck-ties, worth
from 50c to $1, choice for 25c. .
Curling Irons 6c. ,
Pins lc a paper. j
Vaseline 7o a bottle. ,
Pears' Soap at 10c v :
Bay Rum. 10c a pint bcttle.
Quilts and blankets at special prices.
Agate buttons 8o a gross.
Envelopes 8c a bunoh. ;i
Writing paper 120 sheets for 18c. :
French shoe polish, large size 3 for 5c.
at the Leader.
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