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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, MAIL 10, 1892.
Tb Ittkxiftliwtun of ths Liquor Traffic
iXxtracts frost so Mint SeliTered befere
te Prorreeetee Society of Linoo-" br J.
Barrow a. Bandar aJlernooa, feoruary
The nationalization of the liquor
traffic is the subject assigned ma to
present to you this afternoon. What
do we understand by the term national
ization? It signifies placing nnder
clusiM national control, or giving the
government the monopoly of. The first
organized body to adopt the proposition
to nationalize the manufacture and Bale
UMiniin. linnnra wu 1 believe.
the"peoplee' party of the state of Massa
chusetts, which on August 24, 1691.
IDClUueu luv auiluw4U( yLaum. iu Aia
platform of principles, viz:
liquor problem lies in abolishing the
element of profit, which Is a source of
constant temptation and evil; and we
therefore demand that the exclusive
importation, manufacture and sale of
all spirituous liquors shall be conducted
by the government or state at cost
through agencies and salaried - officials
In such towns and cities as shall apply
for such agencies. And we further
cemraend this principle to the national
convention for adoption under suck
conditions as may bo determined upon
by the various states."
This identical plank was subsequently
adopted by the peoples' party of the
stato of Ohio. It was offered to the
state convention of the peoples' party
of Nebraska at Hastings in 181, and re
jected. It was also offered to the State
Alliance at its last annual meeting in
this city, and rejected. I am convinced
that its rejection by these bodies was
due first to an indisposition, on the
ground of party expediency, to make
any decided declaration on the liquor
question, and second to an inadequate
discussion and consequent misunder
standing of the nature of the proposi
Let us now briefly analyze the propo
sition It first de slares belief that the
solution of the liquor problem lies in
"abolishing the element of profit which
is a source of constant temptation and
evil." -The ''element of profit" is the
basis, the foundation stone and the cap
sheaf of the saloon. The open saloon,
which we have come to regard as the
enemy of home and the bane of society,
is established only for profit. Did any
one ever know a saloon to be opened
for fun, or for public spirit, or from
motives of benevolence, charity or re
ligion? No; money making, profit, is
the sole and only object. If the "ele
ment of profit" is destroyed, then the
saloon will be destroyed, as the sole and
only motive which causes it would be
As an adjunct of profit, as a means to
increase the cash receipts, the saloon is
made a social Institution. Men there
meet their boon companions, smoke,
treat, laugh, crack jokes, tell stories,
throw dice, indulge in games of chance
and recreation. Its walls are adorned
wi'b pictures, its tables often furnished
with papers; arm chairs and lounges
are handy on which to rest one's weary
limbs. 1 bus the saloon is mane at
tractive, and many a weary worker,
whose home lacks its comforts and
allurements, goes there to find them,
and there leaves the money that should
buy his children bread and his wife
clothing. These social features are
only agencies to increase the profit.
There is no profit in them of them
selves. The profit comes from the
liquor and tobacco. Destroy this ele
ment of profit and the saloon as a social
institution will be destroyed. To de
stroy this element the proposition is
made that the "exclusive importation.
manufacture and sale of all spirituous
liquors shall be conducted by the gov-
ammiiii, aw ofntn (.win k
agencies and salaried officials, in such
tnmnM unn ntiM n. shall . tirmhi fnr tttrk
amuck." The element ot profit is to be
destroyed by conducting the business at
cost: it has been argued incidentally,
i Uat the conduct of the business by the
government insures purity of the liquor
sold. I do not care to insist on this
argument. I imagine that when a man
is crazed by drink the madness that
may possess him will be quite as violent
from a pure as an impure article, and if
he commits a murder whilo drunk It
could not be pleaded in abatement that
he got drunk on a pure article. I also
imugine that when a man . reaches the
irretrievable drunkard stage of dissipa
tion, if there is such a stage, the sooner
he fills the alloted drunkard's grave the
The next clause that meets us in our
analysis is, "through agencies and
salaried officials in tuch towns and cities
as shall apply for such agencies" Why,
this is actual prohibition. Enact this
law and prohibition will be in force
until towns and cities should apply for
agencies. Enact this law and it would
wipe out every drinking place in the
city of Lincoln, until by a popular vote
application shoald be made for an
agency. Practically this would be
local option, which we have at present
through the election of the village and
city boards. So the passage of the law
does not necessarily add a single place
where liquor may be pold.
Thus far what does our analysis
show? That the proposition will de
stroy the element ot profit in the
saloon; and this is applicable to the dis
tillery as well. The element of profit
being destroyed, the saloon as a social
institution, or as an institution of any
kind, is destroyed. Next we find that
the option of having liquor sold or not
still remains in the hands of the voters
of the precinct, town or city. The re
sults would seem to be very satisfactory
to men who are in favor of the de
struction of the open saloon at all
"hazards and at any co3t. But w not
another object accomplished which is
almost as valuable as these aye, even
more valuable? What prevented the
adoption of prohibition in Nebraska in
the election of 1890? Only one answer
is possible. The "element of profit" in
the liquor business in the saloon busi
ness the money that can be made in the
business cf sending souls to hell and
destroying the happiness of innocent
women and children that and nothing
olse. That "element of profit" was so
great that an enormous corruption fund
was raised a bankers' ana business
mens' association was formed the
ablest papers and editors in the state
were bought gangs of repeaters were
collected quiot citizens were terror
ied, and the boasted palladium ot
American liberty, a free and untram
meled ballot, was degraded to be a tool
of thugs and cut-throats or worse than
that, an instrument by which the respect
able bankers' and business mens' asso-
jiauuii lurceu upon iuu peopia oi lan
state for an indefinite term of years that
gilded portico of hell, the saloen. Had
that "element of profit" been first de
stroyed by the adoption of the Mass
achusetts proposition does any one
for a moment believe that prohibition
would have been defeated in that con
test. If i am correct in this, then tho
nationalization cf the liquor traffic
would prepare the way for prohibition
would make prohibition possible
where now it is impossible.
Under our present system when
license to open a saloon is denied per
mits are granted to druggists sell for
medical purposes. There are occasion
ally druggists whose principles are not
entirely immaculate. The "element of
profit" being great, in such cases tho
drug store takes the place of the saloon.
The customer has only to annonuce
that he is net feeling very well when he
is accommodated with a drink. The
tramp can have his bottle filled. The
habitual village toper can do the same.
Under the Massachusetts proposition.
when a town rotes "ne" upon the local
option question drnggisU would not
receive permits to sell for medical pur
poses, but agents would be appointed to
matesuoh sales exclusively, ana ue
salaries of such agents would be made
independent of the amount of sale. A
result of this system would be that sales
would be according to the restrictions
of Ui law. mii& noi in evasion of them.
A correspondent in the New Nation. In
replying to a Kansas writer signing
himself "Agitator," says: "For the last
ten years 1 have been a whiskey seller
and gambler, and I have seen during
that time hundreds of men start en the
drunkard's road. lean positively say
that more men start drinking and keep
it up through the sociability of the bar
room than through any other cause in
the world except poverty. Now. as I
understand the liquor plank, the ele
ment ot sociability in the bar room, as
well as profit, will be eliminated, and I
can assure the Kansas "Agitator" re
cently quoted in lie New X at ion that if
nothing else will reduce the consump
tion that will, and largely. Do all
those editors who write on the subject
forget all the dance-halls, beer-gardens,
etc., where men go for sociability and
entertainment and wind up drunk?"
Before proceeding to consider the
position of the prohibitionists on this
proposition 1 wish distinctly to state
that I do not advocate it as an oppo
nent of prohibition, bnt rather as its
friend. I am a prohibitionist to the ex
tent of wishing to see the trafllo in
ardent spirits as a beverage utterly pro
hibited and destroyed to the extent of
wishing to see the liquor saloon annihi
lated, wiped off the face of the earth.
Bat I am not a prohibitionist to the ex
tent of believing that a separate politi
cal party founded npon that.sisgle
issue, is the wisest or most politic
method of accomplishing those ends.
On the contrary, I believe if all efforts
to maintain a political party were aban
doned, all nominations for office foregone
and the energetic and able work that
has been devoted to that purpose di
rected to the adoption of the prohibi
tion amendment, that prohibition
would be in force in more than half the
states in a few years. The result in this
state in the memorable contest in 1890
illustrates my meaning. The amend
ment was submitted and all the people
appealed to to support it. Nearly
,000 voters responded to that appeal.
Prohibition candidates for the state
offices were nominated, and all the peo
ple appealed to to support them. Only
about 6,100 responded to that appeal.
1 support the proposition to make a
government monopoly of tho liquor
traffic, and for the purpose ot destroy
ing th? saloon as a social institution.
These two things accomplished, prohi
biten would come of itself.
The strange, the anlazlog part ot this
subject Is now to be stated, viz: the
only opposition. . thus far .. developed
against this proposition has come from
the prohibitionists themselves. If the
proposition should gain sufficient
strength as to seem In danger of gain
ing general approval I have no doubt
the rum power would rouse to the exi
gencies of the case, and make a battle
against it. But at present it seems can
tent to let the prohibition party and its
ergans do its fighting.
The New York Voice, the national
organ of the prohibition party, strenu
ously opposes the proposition. In its
issue of February 11th it prints a
double leaded editorial in opposition to
it under the heading. "Shall we Nation
alize tne liquor rramc?" It makes no
particular argument in this article
against the practicability of the scheme.
but confines itself to imagining the easy
methods by which the law eould be
evaded if it was enacted. It supposes
mat a tne government agencies were
selling liquor at cost the dive keepers
would buy it of those agencies and give
it awav. sellimr pretzels at a stupen
dous profit. I think I am perfectly fair
in saying taat mere is no more cogent
argument in the article of the Voice
than the one I have stated. My reply
would be that if the government had a
monopoly of the liquor traffic it would
be a crime for the dive keeper, or any
person who would presumably dispose
of it, to have liquor of any kind in his
possession. It seems to me that the
law could be more easilv enforced than
any prohibitory law yet has been.
borne persons object to the moral
turpitude involved in the government
engagisg in the liquor business in this
wholesale manner. To this I might
reply that the government seems to be
in that business now. It supervises the
distilleries at its own expense. It fur
nishes bonded warehouses for the pro
duct, where it may remain to ripen,
free of tax until sold, the distiller being
able to hypothecate the government re
ceipts for it to obtain money with which
to manufacture more a money mill
with the government guarantee back of
it. The state of Nebraska becomes a
partner in the moral turpitude of it by
protecting the business for a license fee.
We are educating our children with the
proceeds of these licenses. If the means
by which money is obtained carries
moral contamination with it, the atmos
phere of our halls of learning is clouded
with the stain of an insufferable shame.
Think of educating the intellects and
training and elevating the morai na
tures of one part of society by money
which should have gone to clothe the
shivering mothers, feed the starving
babes, and light the darkened homes of
another part of it. And this almost
two thousand years since Christ was
born. Not The argument that the
government that is, society collect
ively will achieve any more infamy by
nationalizing the liquor train c, is not
Speaking of this aspect of the subject.
Edward Bellamy, in The New Nation of
February 18th says:
'Uar prohibition friends object to the
nationalization ot liquor proposition on
the ground that it is a compromise of
principle. The traffic should be sup
pressed, they say, and to accept even
temporarily any other disposition of
the question is a moral surrender. With
all due respect to onr friends this is the
most absurd sort of nonsense. There
is not a law on the statute book that is
not a compromise with principle, if the,
nationalist liquor plank would, be for
there is none which does not fall far
short of asserting to its full extent the
moral principle that underlies it.
For example, the moral law of per
sonal purity as laid down by Christ and
all moral teachers, goes far beyond the
requirements of the statutes on that
subject, which. Indeed, deal only with
a few of the grossest sorts of offenses.
Again, the laws against theft are ridic
ulously unequal to the moral law on
that subject, which forbids even cove
tousness. It would be possible in the
same way to take up every branch of
legislation and point out how far the
positive enactment falls short of the
moral Idea it is based on.
If, as our prohibitionist friends malt
tain, it is a wrongful compromise with
principle to accept a law, as at least a
temparary device, because it falls short
of the full assertion of the moral law on
that subject, there is not a single law of
the state which is not such a wrongful
cem promise, and as such ought not to
I have now nearly exhausted the time
allowed me is which to present this
subject, but have not by any means ex
hausted the subject. Is it not stracge
is it not depressing to realize that after
six thousand years of pnaaMsion of this
planet alter two nunarta generations
ot evolutionary development mankind
finds itself discussing tho expediency,
humanity, legality, ol permiting a por
tion of iu member to sell or give liquid
poison to another portion ot them? Has
there been mental and moral evolution
coincident with the physical? Has hu
BsasitT bees educated by tb experience
gained in succeeding ages? As the race
measures over and over the cycles of
time does the Eternal bestow larger
powers? Do men of the present glori
ous age if it is glorious possess
greater faculties of sense or finer moral
perceptions than men of the ages of
Zoroaster, Buddha, Confucius or Jesus
Christ? Asd if they do how long is the
sordid selfishness and grasping cruellies
ot our present ill-adjusted social system
to debar the world from the practical
realization and application of the accu
mulated wisdom of the past to the im
portunate human problems of the "pres
ent? It is a veritable riddle of the
Splinx. All around us are the moulder
ing remains of those who have vainly
approached the monster and met the
fate of cont ling death.
This pro . ot the liquor question
one among many demands solution.
It demands it iniportuualeiy. It has
had its victim in every family its blood
is on every lintel, so the heads of every
family are responsible to society for an
answer to its question. If the present
attitude of the race towards it is an
illustration of the "survival of the fittest
should not the spirit ot mortalk go Into
universal mourning? Must we wait lor
the evolution of new forces the de
velopment of more and higher senses
before we can execute the law, "thou
shalt not murder?" Must we weary the
air with endless unanswered questions
and leave them unanswered still?
Rather ought not every man and every
woman to real ze than on him or her
personally reits an obligaiiou to solve
uus question, wuicn OBiigauea must ue
persistently responded to at all times
and in all places, until the question is
solved? Let us take the old truth that
in cheerful sacrifice of self for the good
of others lays all the moral law, and
add to it the new truth which is now
being evolved, that the highest responsi
bility of every human being is to the
whole social body instead ot to self. If
these truths are recognized and given
the'r full weight, we will no longer shirk
our responsibility for great moral prob
lems and be content to let everytnlng
drift to let our ends be shaped by a
fatalism that seems meaningless, but
which by leading us to constantly ne
glect the promptings of conscience and
to accept an indifference which is only
anothor name for selfishness and
cruelty is slowly destroying our spirit
ual natures.. .
THE CHOICE OF HIS PAETT.
The New York Evening Post (Ind.
Dem.) lias prepired a narrative record
of Senator Hill's political eai eer, "every
statement" of which "i bised upon
official and other evidence sufficient to
substantiate the truth of the assertion
made." It sums up the record editor!
ally as follows:
"The simple facts about Mr. Hill's
career are, that he learned bit erst les
sins in political methods from a man
who was first dismissed from the Union
army and afterwards a convict; that his
chief weapons in political warfare have
always been bribery, trlckeiy and party
treachery; chat hehashabituillv formed
his political alliances with the worst
elements of society; that he has. from
his earliest manhood to the present
moment never associated with the re
spectable elements of society, but with
the debated and depraved; that he . has
conferred the public offices within his
gift upon the men who were most will
ing and unscrupulous in doing his po
litical work; and that the theft of the
control of the state senate, with which
he has ended his career as governor, is
the logical and fitting culmination of a
busy lifetl ue of political crime. That a
man with such a record as this is should
presume to offer himself as the candi
date ef a great party for the pres.doncy
of the United States, is the most aston
ishing event in our political history.
Noth.ng approaching it has ever hap
pened before, or is likely ever to hap
pen again, for it is preposterous to as
sume that the experiment can meet with
anything except overwhelming rebuke
Cannot Long Exist Together.
Universal suffrage and great landed
estates cannot long exist together, for
either the owners of estates must re
strict suffrage or that right of suffrage
will in the end divide their estates.
Gov. H. M. Plaisted (Maine).
A Noble Discontent.
Speaking of Jay Burrows, the Kear
ney Hub reproaches him that he tauorht
distrust and discontent. And so it is
said of all men who try to awake peo
ple to existing abuses and the need of
reform. On the tongues of those who
are satisfied with the present order of
things it is always a crime to preach for
a change, because it stirs up distrust and
discontent. But in sober truth, distrust
and discontent are the main factors in
all progress. Discontent with what is,
must be felt before men will move for
something better. Distrust with the
present controlling men and powers,
must precede any effort to change them.
The man who teaches the doctrine of
distrust and discontent is the irue
evangelist. Deprived of these, man
would rot and die from the face of the
earth. Lincoln Herald.
It is to be said about that St. Louis
platform that it has got lets of sound
sense in it. Lincoln Herald.
President Beers of the New York Life
Insurance company resigned the other
day, and the company voted, a life pen
sion of $25,000 per year to him. Whose
money was '.b&W Progressive (X. V.)
"Get off my back," says tho toiler.
"Why! Just look what an improved
road you're walking on, and right
beyond are the golden gates," says the
rider as he cracks the well worn whip.
Speaking of races, for the irreat con
gressional stakes in 1893. free to all
goers, we enter ,he colt Farmers' Alli
ance, sired by Circumstances, out of the
dam Hard Times; Eli, rider. Meanwhile
we caution Eli if he wants to get there,
to see that the colt is not permitted to
eat from the feed boxes of the old stock,
and that ke is not handled by any of
the old gang in uniform, lest he catch
the glander and be poisoned, Brick
Bro. W. F. Wright reports a success
ful series of meetings in Red Willow
Co. last week. The members ef local
Alliances assisted greatly with music
and song, and the independent cause is
gaining ground there. Bro. Wright
urges upon all tne importance of having
the regular meetings of the Alliance
well attended by all members and es
pecially seollcit the assistance of the la
dies in making meetings interesting.
Thonphti From Ksw England.
Far the Farum' Aluaxcb.
I rrad in the Boston paper that B
W. Perkins had been appointed to till
out the unexpired term of Senator
Plumb in the U. 6. Senate. Three days
after this I received my western papers
so learned thatuov. Humphrey bad sev
eral name in consideration, but had
made no appointment. Another case in
point was the Ohio senatorial caucus.
At least two days before I rend in the
Alliance papers that no choice had been
made. I read in eastern papers that
John Sbfrmsn bad huen renominated.
The reason of all this is the difference
between the telegraph to the mails. The
eastern papers were correct; and tho
western papers were on time; but the
reason why I speak ot it is to draw a
moral from another and parallel fact.
For a month after tho late election I
kept reading in these same eastern pa
pers that the peoples party in Kanias
and Nebraska had "cut no figure" in
the result; the party's vote had fallen
off greatly over the vote of 1890; it was
disintegrating and would - never be
heard of again. At the same time these
papers were publishing these lira my
western papers brought me the truth;
and It would be interesting to know
just bow many poor people ol the east
who read no other papers, were misled
by the malicious lving of the "Great"
Boston dailies, and who today actually
believe that the peoples party has
"gone lo pieces.
The New England states occupy the
same place in the present reform move
ment which the south occupied during
t he discussions over slavery. As South
Carolina did not rebel against the slave
power, so it cannot be expected that
Massachusetts will rebel against the
money power, for here is its citadel.
Here everything la imbued with the
sentiments of capital. These newspa
pers dare not breath a word on any vi
tal subject without first learning that it
Is agreeable to the corporations. They
all, without regard to party lines, op
pose the free coinage of silver, because
they think it would be a great injustice
to the laboring man to compel him to
take a "disr ouest dollar," even the min
isters voice the sentiments of capital,
and il one has the courage to indulge
in any independent thinking he is sat
down as a crank whose ideas are not
worth noticing, and. laboring men join
with the moony power In ridiculing bim
inte silence. This mav be a rough opinion
to express against the people of a whole
state, but the facts seem to bear it out.
It Is not because the people aro natu
rally dupes or slaves, but it is a result
of being born aud bred under the cor
rupting influence of money.
But I would not have it understood
that this section is without its represen
tatives in the reform army. uMany no
ble men and women are giving their
lives in their efforts to better the condi
tion of the common people. Massachu
setts has already given to the world the
roblest man ever raised in America
Wendell Phlllipi aud she bag others as
willing though less able to take up too
fight. Already their mnuence is being
felt though not by independent political
action but it is felt just the same in our .
hall of legislation; and our monopolists
may well tremble lest the people acci
dentally get their eyes open. Two
years ago petitions . were circulated
among the people, and quite generally
signed, for the enactment of a law per
mitting cities and towns to make their
own gas, or establish their own munici
pal lighting plants and sell to the people
at cost. Of course this was violently
opposed by the gas , and electric light
companies as a bit of meddling with
their private affairs, and other corpora
tions interposed objections against the
principle of the movement. But the
governor of the state, and the Mayor of
oston were among the prominent ad
vocates of 'extending the powers of
municipalities, " and other leading men
sided with the people against the cor
porations. The town of Danvers had al
ready attempted to establish their own
ngnting plant out naa oeen prevented
by the gas companies who had drawn a
decision from the Supreme Court to the
effect that such an - action on the part
of the town was unconstitutional and
for the time being the corporations
rnled. The movement failed the first
year. The next year, however, the
friends of the measnre petitioned again
and now we have on the statule books
of Massachusetts a general law permit
ting cities and towns to manufacture
their own light and many of our pro
gressive cities and towns are availing
themselves of the privilege.
It is encouraging also to note that the
friends of the people have not stopped
to crow over their victory, but have
rolled up their sleeves and gone in for
other reforms. This winter the legisla
ture will be petitioned for the enact
ment of a law permitting cities and
towns to establish wood and coal yards
for supplying the people with fuel at
cost. The practice of dealers in charg
ing more to the poor than to the rich is
well known, and if a particular cold
season sets in the price of eoal goes up,
when these dealers will exact the last
cent from the miserable beggar who is
compelled to buy his coal by the hod-full
while at the same time they will make
special bargains for those who bay it J
oy the quantity, xt is a uttie too much
to expect such a law in the face of the
powerful opposition it meets with at the
hands of the corporations, but the idea
is in the air and sooner or later it will
be crystallized into law.
An Irrepressible Conflict.
It has been often and truthfully said
that all wealth is tho product of labor,
and it is equally true that no individual
can accumulate treat wealth by his own
labor, however diligent, self-denying
and saving he may be. It follows that
the very rich must by some means ap
propriate the earnings of a large num
ber of others. Hence there can never
be in any community persons of very
great wealth without a much greater
number of the. wretchedly poor., A
few men cannot absorb the property of
a state or nation and leave the masses
independent. Great estates are some
times transmitted to heirs, but these
estates have been made up of the earn
ings of contemporaries. Labor creates
wealth, but trade and traffic accumu
lates it. By some process, legal or illo
gal, the few gather into their pockets
the products of the toil of the multitude.
The banking system which autho
rizes a combination of capitalists to
issue their debts and loan them to the
people as money is a device to fertilize
the rich man's held with the sweat of
tie poor man's brow. Combines and
trusts, and banks of issue by exercising
the functions of government in supply
ing an instrument of exchange, making
currency abundant or scarce as avarice
and cupidity dictate, are the two mighty
agencies which are filling our country
with millionaires and trumps. Cincin
During the balance of 1892 the Per
kins County Alliance will meet at 10 a.
m. on the third Saturday in each month
The March meeting will beheld at Mad
rid. While only delegates are entitled
to vote all members in good standiBR
are entitled to seats in the meetings,
and are cordially invited to attend.
T. A. CiXMSTON , Sec'y.
Big Springs, Neb.
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H A V-rralrie-bulk. It 00O4M: haled. tS 00
LARD By the tierce, !SVo.
HAM-Sunr mired. luAlfio: boneless, t'i
H ALm nreakTaat, SHOlOe; aide. TKVSiio.
DHIKD BBEf Sseby Ue barrel.
Lanoaster County Alliance
Holds its resrular meetlnm at K. ot L.
Hall, Lincoln, Neb., the first Friday ef
each month at 9 p. m.
Wat. iosTKK. Secretary,
See advertisement, of ground oil cake
on page seven. Soma
We call your attention to adv. of un
taxed tobacco made by Meriwether &
Co. in this issue. Ask yonr dealer for
Will retail 200 Dhotosraoh albums at
wholesale prices. C. M. Leighton, 145
S. 10th at. 25 tf
Puns Bud Pocltrt. White Plym
outh Rock. White Games Partridge
Cochins. Toulouse Geese, White Hol
land Turkeys, White Guineas, rekln
Ducks.. Eggs In season Prices low.
W. A. DATES, tJB.,
Fremont, Neb. 88 tf
President Powers will visit the follow
ing counties during March, speaking at
places in each county on dates named:
jenersoirt-ouniyiuanin, lutn, s p.m.
Fairbury, Uth, 9 p. m.
Thayer County; Hebron, ma. p. m.
Carleton, 14tb, I p. m.
Nuckolls County; Kuskin, loth, 8 p.m.
Nelson, 15, 7 80 p. m. Lawrence, 16th,
Webster Cointy; 10th, place not given
Franklin Coui'ty; Bloominrton 18th.
Hsrian county; urieans, 21, lawp.m.
Furnas County : Oxford, 22nd. Cam
Bed Willow Co., Hartley xitn and
Local committees wm see mat tnese
meetings are properly advertised, and
look after other details. Also arrange
for meeting Bro. Powers at trains and
provide for his entertainment when
with them. '
K Serloua Fall
In prices of fine stationery, albums,
soaps, perfumery and all goods, at C,
M. Lcighton's, 145 8. 10th st. 85tf
Madison County Alliance.
The next meeting of the Madison
County Alliance will bo held at Battle
Creek, Neb., on Saturday, March 13,
1893 As business of Importance will
be brought before the meeting a full at
tendance is desired.
A Ntw Bong Book.
We have received a sample copy of
"Songs of Industry," words and music
by Charles S. Howe of Michigan. It is
alliance and industrial and labor re
form organizations, temperance meet
ings and the home. Alliances and others
getting up entertainments , will find it
valuable as tne music is new ana ue
words well adapted to the inspiration
so desirable in songs 01 tms cnaracter
The bpok can be ordered from this
office or of the author. Charles a. nowe.
South Allen, Mich. Price 25 cents per
copy, or 20 cents a copy by the dozen.
GOOD FARMS FOR 8 ALB CHEAP
AU clear of incumbrances. Small
payments down, balance long time, in'
800 farms in Nebraska, 100 in Kansas
and 60 In South Dakota. These farms
have been taken for loans made on
them and MUST bo Bold. Prices from
98 to 915 per acre.
onavto Loan Ol rarms: in twenty
five counties in Nebraska. As far west
as Hastinors and south of the Platte
Three or five years time. Loans also
made on city propery.
Skip & Seibolt, 27th and Vine St.,
864m Lincoln, Neb.
State Lecturer Dech
Will hold meetings as follows:
' Chapman Neb. March 6th
Custer ' " 10 to 13
Dawson Co. " 14 to 16
Lincoln " " 17 to 19
Scotts Bluff Co. " 22 to 25
T.nnn.1 remmittfifiS and officers should
arrange for places where central meet
ings can neneia ana proviae lor prop
erly advertising them.
Lincoln is a better place for dentistiy
than Omaha. -
Mrs. F. of Fremont, who had an Ir
regular shaped mouth, tried repeatedly
to iret teeth that she could wear at Fre
mont without success. Theteetb hurt
her mouth, made it so sore that she
could not wear them, and would fall
out of her mouth when she attempted
to talk or sing. She went to Omaha and
tried the dentists there with no better
success. A few days ago she came to
Lincoln and got a set of Dr. Burrows at
1208 O street that gives entire satisfac
tion. She can talk, sing and cat with
them now oil right. 87-8t
The Elkhart Carriage and Harness
Manufacturing Co. mails a large 64
page illustrated catalogue of vehicles
and harness free on application. It
tolls how to order these articles direct
from the manufacturer at wholesale
prices, and shows a saving of nearly
one half to the purchaser. This firm
has been doing business for over nine
teen years, and prices are lower this
year than ever before. It is a matter
of economy, and good judgment to send
for their catalogue before buying else
where. Address, W. B. Pbatt. Secy.,
It Elkhart. Ind
DR. J. S. EATON,
239 South 11th Si, Lincoln, Neb.
Pkftna Bi Office.
rHOllCS sea Residence.
Special attention given te diseases of
women and orittci-al surgery, including
piles, fistula, etc. Operations done by
tho painless method. Calls attended In
country promptly. 83ml
0ur lathicemcnts are Better thaa Ever.
We will astlfM tho Bxoluslve Klglit to sell
tho Celebrated Taylor adjustable Ladle'
Mhoeln the whole or part uf thl. itate. SCO
of our agents avorare from Sff a day to
V5000 a year; no ihoe Hk:eU;n!prollts;
enav to maceaaiea Address with v otam p,
CONSOLIiMUtD ADJUSTABLE 8H0K
Of short-hand, type-writing and tele
graphy is offering superior facilities for
acquiring a found practical training in
these arts. If yon are contemplating
attending a school of this kind it will be
to your Interest to call on or address
them at 1186 O street. Lincoln, Neb. 83
The PopalaUoa of Linao'a If about 80,000.
aad we would say a leaat ooe-balf are
troubled with not affection ; of the Throat
and Lungs, aataoee complaints are, aooerd
Ing to ataiuitlea, el ere numerous thaa others.
We would advise all our readers not to neg
lect the opportunity to can on thetr animit
and get a fcottie ef Kemp's Balaam for the
Throat and Lunrs. Trial site free. Large
bottles Wo aad (1. Bold byalldnirgiata. Si-tut
A. J. KIGBY & CO.,
10 a 11.
1025 0 ST.,
Real Estate Loans and Collections,
CHEAP LANDS IN KANSAS AND NEB.
Address them for Bargains of all Kinds.
J. L. MACK, Attorney..
A Great Reduction of
Oiase, Chinawam, Crockery, Light and
Heavy Hardware Department.
The biggest drive In hatchets It has
ever been yonr good fortune to behold.
A solid east steel hatchet, warranted,
that sella for II every where. DOnly 880.
White wash brushes, lOo each. Also
a fine line of kalsomlnlng brushes
The Western Wash Machine, 18.60.
Feerless wringer, regular price 19.00,
our price 13.15.
Wooden bowels 80 each. ,
Wash boards, 8c each.
Dinner sets, 17.63, worth 123.
. Copper bottom wash boilers, 69o.
Milk and butter crocks, So per gal
Cups and saucers, 83o per set
' Dinner plates, ISo per set.
Folding ironing tables, 95c each.
- Clothes baskets, 50c each,
Clothes hampers, 8O0.
Madame Streeters flat irons, 8 Irons,
1 handle aud stand, 90c.
Solid copper tea kettles, 11,13 regular
Scrub brushes 5o each.
All colors fancy sheaf paper.84 sheets
Metal top syrup pitchers, So.
8 ring clothes bars, 60o.
Special Attention to Mail Orders.
Write us and name this Paper.
Hayden Bros., Dealers' in Everything,
THE QRBAT CHSAP 9T0R8
1211 O STREET,
Sflmnthlnir nov A nhanna n.v.f bail
goods and clothing at wholesale prices. Don't pay high retail prices wnen you
can buy what you want at regular wholesale price.
Read the following list of great bargains then order what you want, you will
find it means a big saving to you. Can send you anything in the dry goods line.
Tell us what you want and what price you wish to dst and we know we can salt
you. Always add postage.
Good, boys suits 81.00, worth 81.73.
" " 1.50, 2.75.
" " 8.00, " 4.75.
25o will buy kneo pants worth 60c
85c " "
50c " "
Mens' suits 83.85, worth 87.
Mens' suits 85 worth 810.
Muslin underwear for less than you can
buy the material.
Gents wool hose 10c a pair.
Ladies regular made hose 171c
" grey mixed hose 3 pair for 85c
Childrens ff st black ribbed hose 8 pair
Good corsets 85c, worth 60c.
Good eorsets 50c, worth 85c.
Regular 81 corsets only 65o.
Good suspenders, 10c a pdftr.
Lace curtains 75c a fair, worth $1.25.
ti " aa.
81.50 " " 88.
It Fays to Trade at the Leader the Cheapest
Store In Nebraska.
1211 0 Street,
Always visit us when in
it to your
OBTAIN . CHICAGO
The way to do this Is to ship ywr Butter, Poultry, Egg, Veal.
Hay. Crain, Wool. Hides. Beans. Broom Corn. Green and
Dried Fruits. Vegetables, or anything you have to us. The fact that you
nsay have been selling these articles at home for years, is no reason that you
should eontinue tesdo so, if yeu can find a better market. We make a specialty
of receiving shipments direct from FARMERS AND PRODUCERS, and
probably have the largest trade in this way of any house in this market. Whilst
you are looking around for the cheapest market in whioh to buy your goods, and
thus economizing iu that way, it will certainly pay you to give seme attention to
the best and most profitable way of disposing of your produce. We istvite cor
respondence from INDIVIDUALS, ALLIANCES, CLUBS, and all organizations who de
sire to ship their produce direct to this market. If requested, we will send you
free of charge our daily market report, shipping directions aad suoh information
aa will be of service to vou. if von contemolate shinninff. When so reouasted
prooeeds for shipments will be deposited to the erdit of the shipper with any
wholesale house in Chicago. Let us hear from yea. ll-8m
Summers, Morrison & do.,
COMMISSION MER:HAMTS 175 Seuth; Water St., CHICA&,
Befar MetrpoJttaa Nattejitl Buuk, Oktoaso.
A choice article of clean Flax Sect
for sale at Alllanoo State Agency, at
lowest market price tor cash. tisit
J. W. Haetlet.
Barred Plymouth Rocks
AT WALXtTT GROVE.
En for hatching It. 00 per M. Also Mam
moth Bronie tarter egga. e.u per i. Solv
ing but choice, high scoring birds need.
Pure and fine, egg guaranteed. -1m
Mas. Z. 8. BaAPaoa, Waerly, Men.
Uy IN THE WEST.
Prices for this Week.
Bedsteads 11.93, any size, worth 12.60
Bedsteads 13, any sise, worth 13. 80.
Bedsteads 12.75, worth 13.50.
Bedsteads 83.95, worth 84.
Bedsteads 88.83, worth 84.30. . r
Bedsteads 84.60, worth 85,95.
Bedsteads 85.60, worth 88.85.
These are good beds, all of them, ana .
made of hard wood. Tha heda from
83.95 up are oak. . '
a 1 , , ii
opriogs ana mattresses at ui saaua
low price, which enables us to do a
jjbu ruuui suita, Luauic, mm nunu;
T) - .1 1 . , 1 .,L
finish, 110.50. 8-piece suits, 414 60 and
815.50. Cheval suit, 819. Other suits
at 818 60 and 8191 Oak suita at 828,
827, 829, 8S0 and 835.
We carry Just as good furniture aa
any furniture house in Neb., but our
prices are lower.
Bed lounges at 18.50, 110.60, 813.60,
118 and 815. AU have woven wire
Center tables At 81.85, 81.50. 81.95.
82.85, 83.85, 88, 84, 85, M up to 111. AU
first class goods.
Book cases in great variety.
latest styles, any price you wish. . j
We undersell them all on chain and
tutfim v... H a
Complete line of notions at lowest priee
Turkish towels 80 each.
Curling irons 60.
Pins lc a paper.
Metal dress buttons 5e a doz.
Writing paper 120 sheets for 12c.
Envelopes 8c a bunch.
flood lace 8 in. wide 5c a yd.
" " 12o a yd , worth 20c.
Lead pencils rubber tipped 10c a doa.
Night Gowns from 45o to 95c, worth
from 70c to 81.50.
Skirts at all prices.
Large all linen towejj 10c each.
Good handkerchiefs lo each. .
Very nice handkerchiefs 6c, worth 16c
Very wide ribbon all colors 60 a yd.
50c celluloid finish playing curds 17c.
Bargains in millinery.
Lincoln, you will find
PRICES s FOR -. YOUR
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