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' Who' that going Into Scrim-'lajre'-a?"
said the senior partner of
Hardscrabble &, Co. to one of his gen
ral salesmen. "Isn't that Drown of
Tha peoeral -salesman jumped and
opened -wide bia eyes, aa he always did
when Mr. Hardscrabble called Ids at
tention to anything, and cuuebtratd
all his eneigiea on a pah- of tweed
eomt-teila vanishing into the portals of
'the rival jobbing bouse opposite.
"By grwious!" he said, "I'm afraid
H ia Brown of Nevada. "
gone intoScrimtnafre'-a, suid Mr. Hard
scrabble. "Just lpekip Pillikin, will
.you, and send him ,iato tho office."
fThe general aslesraan went in search
-of "PilUlcin, with a peculiar "misery-loves-company"
expression, and found
him looking piteously into the face of
Texas man who wanted his (foods at
ninety days, 13 percent lower than the
-oat of importation, and the privilege
f sending back, at the firm's expanse,
eomc goods that he wanted to take on
'trial The Texas man baited poor Pil
likin to the verge of desperation, and
walked atf the store with the pass
ting remark that he'd look in again.
E the soul of the general sales
.man and as a general thing this kind
of a soul is not made of wax melted at
the haggard vision of Pillikin when he
told him that Mr. Hardscrabble wanted
to see him in the office. Yet to save lit
life he couldn't help adding, as Pillikln
'Went dejectedly to obey the sum
mons, that Hardscrabble had ' just
aeen Brown of Key ad a going
into. Scrimmage's. The general bales
nan had so often felt this sort of an
Iron enter into his own soul that he
couldn't help assisting to probe others, i
Pillikin grew deadly pale. "Brown
-of Nevada," he said, in a hoarse vrhia
yee "into Scrimmage's!"
"It may be only to look around,"
aid the general salesman, a little
stocked that Pillikin toak it quite so
hard. "My gracious, man, you've got
n va preparcu lur toese tilings.
'"J'je had too many of them lately,"
said Pillikin, "I never had such luck
Is m 1 i til tl Y'wa 4 Ti t u KAnuMn
Brown of Nevada is one of the men I
thought I could rely upon. I've been
-looking for him all day."
S you've slipped up with Brown,
awe you?"'snarled the senior member
as poor Pillikin walked lto the office.
""It appears to me, Pillikin, you're
4oelng the little vim that you bad last
season. How long do you suppose we
can stand this sort of thing? If you
can't do better than this you better not
come to the store at all just draw
your salary and stay at home. Are
you aware that this is the busy season,
ithe short period when we are supposed
He sell goods? If you'll take a memo
vraadum of this fact, it may help you a
(little when you see such men as Brown
of Nevada going indo Scrimmage's.
Unt the fact is we can't blame Brown.
"He wants a live man to deal with, not
M. wooden one." '
A hot flame leaped into the haggard
lace of Pillikin. "(See here, Mr. Hard
scrabble," he said, "if you're not satis
fied, tell me bo, but keep a civil tongue
in your head. I don't allow any man
.to speak in that way to me."
"You don't ch?" roared Mr. Hard
scrabble. But Pillikin had turned upon
his heel and walked out of the office
'more dead than alive. The flame had
died out of his cheeks and left them
paler than before. His legs trembled
beneath aim as he walked ou out of
the store. The general salesman who
fcad delivered the message from Hard
acrabble remarked to another general
salesman that "poor Pillikin must have
caught it pretty hard; ho seemed all
; Poor Pillikin walk on to the ferry
with his head in a whirl of disappoint
ment, chagrin, fear and doubt His
reply to the senior member would un
doubtedly lose him his situation, as
they would be glad to get rid of him
now that his valuable trade was falling
off. If he could have held on to Brown
of Nevada all would have been well;
and without Brown of Nevada what
would he be worth elsewhere? How
oould he support his wife and children,
anil lila nri f m m w. A r. ar m A at.. . il Kan
tittle boy, making nine of them in all,
upon" any salary that he could get
withcAtt the trade of Brown of Nevada?
He was already in debt, and some of
the bills must be settled at once; his
oeount was overdrawn at the store.
It made him shudder to think of it
The cabin of the i ferry boat was
-stifling. In spite of the lowering
clouds and piercing wind, he made his
way out on the forward deck, and aa
be aaw the black waves of the East
river surging against the slimy sides
of the boat, he was strongly tempted
to do away 'with all further trouble
lor a'party called Pillikin.
While the temptation assailed him,
"the chains rattled, the newsboys' cries
were heard on the Brooklyn side, the
boat bumped against the dock, the
crowd.puahed him along, and he found
himself plodding his homeward way.
fie couldn't bear the depressing influ--enoe
of the horse-ears, so he trudged
long on foot, a fierce March sleet be
ginning to beat upon the only high hat
he owned in the world. It was utterly
Impossible to buy another, but; Pillikin
didn't care. He probably wouldn't
need a high hat in the menial employ
vent he would be compelled to accept
when he was kicked out of Hardscrab
ble fc Co.'s, and had lost the trade of
Brown of Nevada. When he at last
'reached home bis fingers were so numb
with cold he could hardly get the key
4a the door, but this didn't matter in
the least Several young and energetic
parties ran to let hiai in; his plump,
pretty little wife took his coat and
Icissed him; his still plumper and pret
tier sister-in-law took his hat and
cane and kissed him; a half
dozen rosy children put np their
months to be kissed. The dining
Boom was warm and coey, there re
his chair and alippers waiting fur him
by the open fire; an inviting meal was
wasting iu unctuous odors in the halls
"My love." said his wife, "how late
"My dear " said his wife's sister, "we
were so afraid you'd gone off with some
of those horrid customers. Ton know
von expected Brown of Nevada"
"Jo, dear Jo my husband, bit love,
mv darlinir what is the mattery
For poor Jo Pillikin had sunk into a
chair, but his head upon the table and
burst into tears.
It was weak and unmanly, perhaps;
but be had eaten nothing since break
fast, had been badgered and worried.
and on his feet all day; the March wind
had pierced to the marrow of his bones.
To find all this love, and cheer, and
comfort awaiting him. to remember
how he bad perilled them all in his
talk with Hardscrabble, bow he had
been tempted to drown them all in his
cowardice while upon the ferry-boat.
and, above all, for his sweet sister-in-law
to pelt him with the crushing name
of Brown of Nevada, the author of all
his misery it was too much for poor
Jo Pillikin. He wept, not as a woman
whoe tears console and comfort as
then flow, but as a strong man weeps
when the BraCk eeuness is added to the
agony of despair.
IVetty Mrs. Pillikin got down on her
knees, and wept on his shoulder, her
sister cried uppn his other shoulder,
and all the little Pillikins set up a
howl, none of them knowing in the
least what they were crying about save
poor Jo, whose tears ceased to flow
when he found how contagious they
In the midst of all this uproar a man
mounted the stoop aud rung the bell;
but it was Bridget's day 'out, and in
all this noisy distress none of the Pilli
kins heard the bell. Pillikin had in
his agitation left the door ajar, and no
body had thought to shut it So
the stranger walked into the lit
tle reception room, hoping that
he would soon have an opportunity
of making himself known. When
all this sobbing fall upon his ear. he
was annoyed and shocked, and scarcely
knew what to do. Through a crevice
in the door that separated the reception
from the dining room, he saw Jo Pilli
kin sitting by the table, his head bowed
upon his hands, one pretty young
woman dressed in some soft, warm, gay,
material sobbing on one of his shoul
ders, and a still yonnger and prettier
woman dressed in black sobbing on the
other shoulder, and around the room,
all about the floor and the chairs, were
innumerable children, all howling at
the top of their lungs. Pillikin hastily
dried hlsf-ears and composed his feat
ures, and began to soothe his family.
He took one of the pretty women on
one knee, the other on the other knee,
and gave each of his ten fingers to the
young brood, hushing and coaxing
them into calm, i
"There, there," said Jo, "don't cry
any more. I'm a heartless brute to
have worried you so. But I couldn't
help it I feel better now; but I never
was so completely broken up in my
life. I don't mind telling you that I've
donea very imprudent thing. It has
weighed like a mountain of lead upon
my heart and conscience; but I feel
more courageous now that I know you
lore me well enough to share the bur
den. But I ought to have kept, my
temper. A man ought to think of his
family when his situation is at stake,
and it was enough to make Hard scrab
ble lose whatever decency he ever had
to see Brown of Nevada go into Scrim
mage & Co's."
Both the women started and turned
"Oh, Sue!" faltered the wife to her
sister "Brown of Nevadal"
"Oil, Kate!" gasped the young widow
to the wife "into Scrimmage & Go s."
"Brown of Nevada!" they repeated
together, shaking their heads mourn
fully. "Yes, Brown of Nevada!" repeated
Jo, also shaking his head mournfully,
but feeling consoled, in spite of himself,
with bis family's full appreciation of
the disaster that had befallen him.
"This was the drop that overflowed the
bitterness of mv cud. Brown has al
ways been my best card, it was a
pleasure to sell to Brown. Most of
these men would Bkin a flea for its
hide. But there's nothing mean about
"There's something very mean in his
going to Scrimmage's," said Mrs. Pilli
kin. "I call it a very dishonorable action,"
said the widow.
"No," said Pillikin, "not dishonor
able, exactly; but I must say, if he
wasn't satisfied with me, he might
have bought his goods of some other
concern, and not gone over to Scrim
mage's right before Hardscrabble's
Here something like a distant cough
was heard. They all looked around,
but thought it must be one of the chil
dren. "It was like flinging a red rag in the
face of a mad bull," continued Jo.
"Hardscrabble was white with rage,
and didn't know what he said. I'm
sorry now I allowed myself to reply as
I did. But it was a bitter blow to me
to know that Brown of Nevada, of ail
men in the trade, should But I tell
you there's somebody in the other
room." Poor Jo turned pale again.
"I'm afraid it's Brown wjth that bill; I
told him to call around. I can't pay
' - ' imnoaaJUla Tint I'll
have to see him. I sunpose."
"So," said his ajsur-io-law,
in to her feet; "111 see him.
him yon' se not well, that yon cn't aee
"That's a ffMtd girl," said PiT.lkia.
with a sigh of relief. "Say that 111
call around net week. Heavn knows
when I can pay him now; but say that
I'll call aronnd."
The young widow went around
through the hall into the reception
room, aad found there a young man of
fine proportions and frank, pleasant
countenance, who immediately began
"i rang me ben," he aaiq. "but no
body heard me, and finding. the door
ajar I took the liberty of walking in.
I'm exceedingly soiry to be 'the oaose
of any trouble. If you'll first teil Mr.
Pillikin that my name is Brojrn, hell
guess the natare of my errand.'
"We all know your errand," said the
widow. "My poor dear brother-in-law
guessed it right away. About the first
of the month there are so many people
coming here on the same errand! And
I've got a splendid idea what to do with
them. My brother-in-law is such a
dear good fellow, he's always robbing
himself to help others; he's given me a
home and my little orphan boy a home,
and no wonder he can't pay his bills.
But I've got a piano and stool, and lots
of music, and a cover that I've em
broidered with my own hands, and
these must be worth something con
"Something very considerable," said
th stracger, looking at the young
"And I'm going to make the piano
and stool and music and embroidered
cover go as far as they will with my
brother-in-law's bills. Now, I'll give
vou the first chance. Where is your
bill? What is the amount?"
The young man reddened, bit his
lips, smiled. "There is some mistake,"
Isn'tyour name Brown, and haven't
you cpme to collect a bill?"
"I have not come to collect a bill.
My name is Brown, but I don't think
it's the same Brown. There are a
great many Browns. If you will tell
your brother-in-law that I am Brown
of Nevada "
0h!" gasped the widow; and for a
moment Brown of Nevada thought she
was going to faint He sprang to her
side to save her from falling, but she
recovered herself, and her breath and
color came again. She clasped her
hands and looked at the young man
with her whole soul in her eyes.
"Brown of Neveda!" she repeated
"Brown of Nevada! Oh, my gracious!"
"Yes, I hurried over here to correct
an error that had reached your brother-in-law's
ears. I didn't go into
Scrimmage's to buy goods; it was only
to meet a friend.
"Only to meet a friend," repeated
the widow, still devouring him with
her large, soft, pathetic eyes; "and
you did not bi'y your goods at Scrim
mage's?" "Certainly not. I shall buy my
goods of your brother-in-law, as I al
"As you always da!" repeated the
widow, tears springing to her eyes, her
lovely face suffused with a sort of rap
ture that really embarrassed Brown.
"Of course! As you always do! And
you are really Brown of Nevada?" And
here she began to walk the floor, keep
ing her eyes still fastened upon the
"I am really Brown of Nevada.".
"Dear me! Isn't it wjndcrful
strange perfectly splendid? You'll
stay just a minute, won't you? while I
go and tell Jo."
"I'll stay here any quantity of min
utes;" and out glided tjie young widow,
leaving Brown in as delicious a daze as
she was herself.
1 "Jo, Jo,'" said the widow to her
brother-in-law. raising his dejected
head and shaking him energetically by
tho , shoulder; "Kate, my sister, my
dear ones, prertare yourselves. Don't
let it come upon you ton suddenly."
"Good heavens!" cried p,por Pillikin,
leaping V his feet; "what has hap
pened? What is it now?"
"It's it's not the Mr. Brown with
tho bill, Jo."
"Who is it? What is it? Misfortunes
never como alone. I'm prepared for
"It's it's oh, Jo, it's Brown of
"Good heavens!" said Jo, springing
to the door.
f "And ho didn't buy his goods of
Scrimmage; he went there to meet a
friend, aud he will buy his goods of
you, as he ol ways does," said the young
widow, in a crescendo that at last
reached a shrill treble; but Jo was al
ready wringing the hand of Brown.
"Apart from the fact that you have
gone back on me, Brown," said poor
Pillikin, "I don't mind tellingyou that
your presence is a reprieve from all
sorts of miseries; but how the deuce
did you find mo out?"
"Why, one of our general salesmen
over there I forget his name told me
you and Hardscrabble had some words
about my going into Scrimmage's. He
said you were so put out about it, and
didn't appear to be well when you left
the store, so I thought I'd take
a cab and came over. It was a pleas
ant night that is, not a very pleasant
night; hut I hadn't anything to do
that is, I had lots of things to do, but,
huug it, I wanted te come, and I am
glnd I did!"
"So am I, Brown God bless you, so
am I!" Then poor Pillikin, relieved of
the burden of doubt and wretchedness
that had oppressed him, and having
there before him as his voluntary guest
the representative of a worshipful
amount of trade poor Pillikin gath
ered together his scattered dignity and
self-esteem, and began to discuss mat
ters of business with a serene and seri
ous enthusiasm that bespoke the hap
piness of the occasion.
As for Brown of Nevada, he couldn't
keep his mind upon what IMHikin was
saying, he roas so taken up with the
rustling ef drapery outside.
The two little women were flying
around downstairs in the kitchen, and
upstairs in the dining-room. The chil
dren had their bread and milk, and
were washed and put to bed; the widow
flew down to the kitchen and made
some little dishes, all in the twinkling
of an eye, their culinary perfection con
sisting in the rapidity with which they
were got together, and clapped npon
the dumb-waiter, and hoisted to her
sister in the dining-room above, who
whisked them upon the table, and
what with the baste and happiness and
unexpectedness of it all, when they,
rang ths bell and invited the gentle-
pittt ont to upper, tnere coo I a n t pos
sibly be two prettier or more engaging
iron in the universe; and a more an-
prrixlBg meat Brown of Nevada never
say nqr tasted.
Qi'rom pitting Jo Pillikin, he began
tm'eatf him. How hollow and cold
and altogether unsatisfactory was the
life f a bachelor particularly out in
The Mach wind still roared and
bowled, and the March sleet yet beat
uprm the Pillikin window panes, and
nothing would do but Brown of Nevada
nroKt stay all night
He knew it must be the widow's
room that he slept in (as indeed it was.
that little woman and her orphan boy
crowding in with the Pillikins), and
Brown of Nevada went all around, ad
miring the pretty knick-knacks, and
worsted-work and embroidery, that
was of eourse . the work of the fair
widow's hands. He went to sleep and
dreamed that Pillikin was so steeped in
pecuniary difficulties that .the widow
found that the piano and stool and
music, and even the embroidered cover,
were only a drop in the bucket; so in
her warm generosity she threw her
self in, and stood upon the piano to be
rallied off by the creditors and friends of
Pillikin. Brown threw double sixes
every time, and had just made arrange
ments to have the widow and piano and
stool and music and cover shipped out
to Nevada with the rest of his goods
when the breakfast bell rang. He
awoke, and blushed to find what ab
surdities a man will dream, and blushed
still more when the soft innocent eyes
of the widow met his own over the po
tatoes, and the muffins, and scrambled
eggs, and the multitude of good things
which he found out afterward she had
made with her own hands.
Her orphan boy was a nice little fel
low, and would make a splendid man
same day if he could be taken where
there was room to grow.
But who con picture. tho pride of Pil
likin when he walked into the store the
next morning arm in arm with Brown
of Nevada? Mr. Hardscrabble was
just bullying one of the heads of stock,
and catching a glimpse of this touch
ing spectacle of amity between Pilli
kin and Brown of Nevada, he rushed
forward, with tender hospitality placed
an affectionate hand upon the shoulder
of each, and thus lovingly linked to
gether, the three walked down the
And the saying is that whatever you
dream in a strange bed is sure to come
trne: and I shouldn't wonder if, when
Brown went back to Nevada, he'd take
all those things he won at that imag
inary raffle all except the piano and
stool and music and embroidered cover.
These the dear little widow declares
she will leave to the young Pillikins.
Is It True?
The subsidized press and single
standard advocates are just now in
dustriously circulating the statement
that a "change of sentiment" has re
cently taken place on the silver ques
tion. Tllis is the excuse congressmen
give for tho' failure to pass tho silver
bill in the liousa If thero is a change,
what has caused it? A fow months,
or even a few weeks, ago you could
scarcely find a man in all the great
West, Northwest and South who was
not a persistent and determined advo
cato of the free coinage of silver, not
on account of any special love of sil
ver, or any personal interest in silver
mines or silver bullion, but because
thoy know that tho gold wa owned
and cornered by the plutocratic
millionaires, and that holding to a
single gold standard made these
mo4i 'princes and rulers over us."
Tho peopla felt the ncod of a broader
base for our money, foit the need of a
money freer from plutocratic control.
They naturally turned to silver as the
money of the constitution of the earli
est days of the republic, and of the
fathers. It involved no experiment;
it was simply getting back into tho
channel worn by eighty years of suc
cessful use. It complied with the
wild clamor of a fow years ago for
"hard money." It afforded the least
objectionable plan for an increased
monetary base and broadened finan
Now, if there is a change of senti
ment on this subject, what has made
it? Not a Binglo condition has
changed. In fact, there has been no
change of sentiment among the peo
ple in regard to the justico of free
coinage. The indignation of the peo
ple, however, has increased rapidly
since the treachery of the Democratic
majority in its defeat of the Bland
bill, and is crystalizing toward inde
pendent action to secure their rights
and onforce their wishes.
It is not the intention of the sub
treasury plan as advocated by the Alli
ance that the mney issued upon tho
non-jterishablo products of agriculture
should bo any peculiar monoy r in
any way dilt'er from other trihs iry
notos which are a full legal tene.-.
Tho reason for destroying tho auxili
ary volume or it3 equivalent is to pro
vost a relative iucrease in tho volume
of money as it is liberated from the
products of agriculture by their con
sumption. If the money so liberated
was left in circulation, the same dis
crimination against agriculture which
new exists would be continued. The
sub-troasury does not propose a now
financial system; it simply propose a
modification of tho present system, so
as te be fair to all and stop tho dis
criminations against agriculture which
new resist from violont fluctuations
in the rotative volume of money. To
inercase the volume of money some
other plan will be necessary. Of
course tho only money that would bo
destroyed under the old bill would be
treasury notes, as national bar.k notes
and coin certificates are a pecul ar
money and call for a specific rademp
tionVindependent of tbe government
credit National Economist
Th Kltoatloa aa Ylwv4 r taa Klatag
Ma of Miiytaad.
The day of individual effort Is past
Tbe times and changed conditions are
demanding co-operative effort Wea
farm wages wre 40 cent a day,
wheat 9u a bushel corn 40 cents, a
good cow flS, calico. 10 to 15 cent
a yard and other goodi at correspond
ing prices, times were better for att
because all found employment and
production and distribution went hand
in hand. But now all these conditions
have changed and producers and em
ployers must change to conform to
present conditions. .The best labor
deserts the country for tbe city, hop
ing to find a more prosperous field,
but in this they fail. Bright young
fellows can get but $3 and $4 a week
in the city, and it costs all of that to
support them. The railroads and
other corporations pick out the very
best, and send ten adrift where one la
employed. When the country ia
abandoned for the city the door Is
closed behind them and few are able
to return, and step by step they sink
lower into the depths of want
The great changes which artificial
power and invention have worked in
the last fifty years have destroyed the
individual's ability to compete in
price, and in so doing have multiplied
production tonfold, which has thrown
labor out of employment Labor
used to own its tools and create the
products of the land and shops. Ar
tificial power and invention have
taken the tools from labor, and own
ing the tools a few own the products
which machinery and artificial power
create, and vast numbers of laborers
have no employment Everything
therefore tends to force labor toward
co-operation in order that it too may
produce cheap and enjoy a large por
tion of its products. The farmer has
clung to his old methods longer than
any other producer, but the time has
come when combinations of specu
lators have taken charge of his pro
ducts set tbe price of them and sup
plied him with tools and merchandise
at thoir own price. In trying to stand
alone against such formidable forces,
he is being overwhelmed. He must
reform his expensive methods and
save much which- now goes to waste.
Ihe expense and unavoidable waste
to conduct one farm by the present
individual tnethod'employed. under a
proper co-operative system would
do the work of two or three.
Farmers like every other class of
business men must study along the
lines of co-operative labor and estab
lish thoir business on that system or
sink to a lower plane of society and
dependence. Thoy cannot stand
alono and resist the fearful odds that
are against them. They may hug
their foolish conceit and say, Oh, 1
am independent I am capable of at
tending to my own business." He
may, if entirely clear of debt keep
his head above water while he lives,
if he does not live too long, but where
will his children be? The inevitable
futfiro his present condition leads to
oughtto.be considered and measures
taken to prevent the tenant and wage
slavery, degradation and want pres
e nt conditions point to for the next
The idea of tho forty acre farm and
tho independent farmer, the little
farm well tilled is a bit of pastoral
poetry, an idle dream, that may be
realized by one in a hundred, and for
a limited time, but must soon be
swallowed up by the great octupus of
capital. The large tract conducted
on true co-operative principles is the
only hope ot the farmer to escape the
condition of tho European peasant.
What American farmer would live as
the French peasant farmer on a patch
of four acres cultivated by himself
and wife with hand tools? And this
is what the small farm and so-called
independent farmer leads to. Either
this or the renter under a landlord
who owns hundreds of farms, as in
Ireland and England.
an't Ignore It.
One of the leading financial papers
maKes this statement: "The average
price of products and agricultural
property has fallen fully 7 per cent
during the past year. "This declaration
should fill ever thinking person with
alarm since it points to either univer
sal or repudiation or genaral bank
ruptcy. In assuming that all the
products of labor are 7 per cent
cheaper it can not be denied that
money in such a case would be 7 per
cent dearer. That is, if a man was
in debt $100 ono year ago his debt
has increased 7 per cent, and his
means of payment decreased 7 per
cent making a difference against him
of 7 per cent in one year. If this
proportion be true the natural in
crease of wealth in the country has
been fully mortgaged for two years to
come by the decrease in the value of
labor products. Where labor and its
proaucis decrease in price tnere can
do no prosperity ior tne common peo
mnrmorlnxa In the Air.
In North Carolina, Georgia and
Mississippi, Alliancemen by the thou
sands are speaking out boldly that
they will vote the People s party
ticket if the Democratic party don't
embody their demands in the national
platform. They say that the day and
hour has come when principle and
not bund partisan prejudice shall con
trol their votes. The same kind of
rumbling muffled thunder tones are
heard all over Tennessea When it is
too late the machine bosses in Tennes
Bee will see that they can't whip us
into line with the party lash. Its
power will be gone forever. Abuse
and slander never wins, and inde
pendent American citizens will not
submit to it Weekly Toiler.
The cocoanut trees of Klorida are
due to nuts washed ashore from a
wrecked vessel sixteen years ago. Now
the Btate furnishes nearly all the co
soanuts used in the United States.
The Clrcago Sentinel: Does Ben
Harrison, even io the slightest degree,
roali e the fact that thero is not one
farmer in fivo to-day who is not lying
awake nights and thinking of his
debts and the taxes which are' hang
ing over his head? Does Ben compre
hend the r.et that there are a million
idle men in the United States to-day
whose families are suffering for the
w.ant of b'.'ead, fuel and clothes? And
the very men who are lying awake
nights, and whose families are suffer
ing for bread, may re-elect him! It is
queer world as Carlisle said, 'prin
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Clcfc Hals, Cans ad Mil Goods.
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Our list of choice literature is made
books, by the most noted writers. If
tions before the American people you should consult the authorities. We name
below a number of the best books published.
The RsUway Problem, by Stick-jey. The greatest sensation of the"" CL0TH"
year is this great book on the railway problem by a railwuv
president. Cloth edition has 14 illustrative diagrams $
Jason Edwards, by Hamlin Garland, a new book that should be
read by every Alliance member in Nebrasna. Dedicated to
the Fanners' Alliance it gives a graphic description of life in
a pioneer settlement, and the glimpses of city life are not in the
Main Traveled Roads, bv Hamlin firtnH rn'f 1 "
A Member of the Third House, by Hamlin Garland. The corrupt!
iuB muueDce oi tna modern lobbyest is clearly portrayed ia an
original manner. A book of absorbing interest. PriX
In Office, Bogy. The latest sensation
ut. xiuguet, wonneny
Caesars Column "
Whither are We Drifting, Willey
The Farmers' Side. Senator Pcffer nf
w u vi j taiciui
and plain manner stated the injustice of the present methods in
this new book, and outlined plans for relief
Looking Backward, Bellamy
Emmet Bonlore, Reed. A new book
Driven from Sea to Sea, Post. A book
Congressman Swanson, by C. C. Post.
to oe even more popular than "From Sea to Sea" and should
have a place in everv reform lihmnr in tho p:
An Indiana Mn Armstrong. A well told story of a young man who
' entered politics "and what came of it...
A Kentncky Colonel, Reed. The deepest thinker and the most nrn.
rressive of all the writers of humor
Keed. and this is his best wort
The Coming Climax in the Desti nies of
k..J jar, - .
ov iiuw ui now tacts ana
politics. Radical yet constructive.
amunition for the treat reform
A v. :i o..u! "
A Tramp in Society, Cowdrey
A Call to Action, by Gn. J. B. Weaver. ' Avaiuable book "that
should be read by every one, send for a copy. Cloth and gold
Richard's Crown, Weaver
The Great Red Dragon, Woolfolk
Pizarro and John Sherman, Mrs. Todd .........!!....
Money Monopoly, Baker '.!!!!!!!
Our Republican Monarchy ........!!.!!!!!!!..
Labor and Capital
Ten men of Money Island. Norton. Hnl- NnVt'on ' tAin ViV
in a way that cannot fail to interest you, send for a copy .10
Bond Holders and Bread Winners, by S. S. Kin 9;
beld, bhilling. This book should be in
in tho stats.
Cushiag's Manual of Parliamentary
Smith's llia.n. .-J IJ 1; i
5u,tii auu i ai uaiiiemary
Roberts' Rules of Order .
Seven Financial Conspiracies
I I All: o.r . .
unuui auu aumuCT oongster, words
" " " board 25c "
Songs of Industry, Howe. In this book the author hasirivenusa
num-er of entirely new songs, words and music complete, and
Alliances will find it a splendid collection
Any book On the list sent tiost naid on rnnnint nfnr! "fs'lUi
,iwui,eo ri inning i,u puji'uase a iiurary.
We are offering The Farmers' Alliance one year, and any 50c book on the
list for only $1.35. Address J
A M 1 1 .1 oAa nrld I. n . . . I. .. 1 1
ALLIANCE PUB, CO., Lincoln, Neb.
Itta Ms Tie Cov?
Pure Hemp Binder Twine
We can offer to farmers &
il L I 1
uiey nave Cver ueiure Known.
Will ship sample bag and take lodge note payable Oct 1,'92.
Patronize Home Industry.
FT0ritur r Jnfra? address Nebraska Binder Twine Co., Fremont, Neb .
or J. W. Hartley, Alliance Purchasing Agent, Lincoln, Neb.
OBTAIN CHICAGO PRICES FOR . ALL YOUR
Woo , Hides. Beans, Broom Corn, Crn and Dried Fruits, Vegetables, or
anything you have to us. The fact that you may have been selling these articles at home
for years Is no reason that yon ihou.d oonttnue to do so If you can find a buter market We
make a specialty of receiving shipments direct from FARMERS AND PRODUCERS,
and prebably have the largest trade in this way or aay house In this market. Whilst yoi
are looking around fartlm nhinA.r n,..t, i- 1.1.1. , j . .. . .
- . lu " mv. u w vuj yuur g-uuus, mm 1 n an economiz
ing in that way, it will certainly pay you to give some attention to the best and most profit,
able way of dispeslng of your produce. We invite oorrespor dence from INDIVIDUALS
ALLIANCES, CLUBS and all erganixatlons who desire to ship their preduoe direct to
this market. If requested, we will send you free of charge our daily market report, ship
ping directions and such information as will be of servioe to you, if you contemplate ship
ping. When SO requested Droceedi fnrahinmnt ill h. . .v.. ..,
per with any wholesale bouse in Chicago.
Summers, Morrison & Co.,
WPFTPIIl flAUIfTflfltAV fin
n&UlIAllll bUMUlODlUA bU.l or Kan. Alliance.) Speoial'department for
. ' nldee aad game. Free cole ator&M and hkwiIilI
salesman for butter, eggs, cheese and poultry. Receivers and shippers of ear lota of no.
!.!.. .n. r.nj kh..: O,,,. . "I P""
b'gbest market price and make prompt returns. Direct a 1 communications and orders to
westfail cow. Co.,
11 n nf the hoot an4 mnot- .ni:.ui
.50 12 00
IC ft nana haa in a 1
of ensrrossin interest hv
that should be read by all '
This new Ibook is destined
in this country is Ooie P
Amaripa hv T .act a n u,,u
r' " v-. uuu-
generalizations in American
An abundant supply of new
the hands of everv German
Rules.'.'.'.'.'.'".'.'.' " ' 2s
only 10c each. Per dozen 1.10
aon " " hr,
better article for less mnnfiv than
..... j v. . v a. nit Litnii in iuo inip
Let o hear from you, 47 -8t
175 South Water St., Chicago.
General Produce Merchant (r.r.tr.i
23 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo.
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