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J M SWIG ART. Secretary
NeHraak Mutual Cyclone. Tom!" nd Wind
Dinm. intur&uu Rotnnanv. KDITOtt. Al!
comrnunletuions on Fire. Cyclone or Hail
Inauimnoe should be ddrewed W him at
IN A CRAVE
By the time the readers of this de
partment have received this paper the
members of the Hail company will have
received their assessment notices and
will be surprised at the total amount of
losses and especially those with whom
I personally settled, inasmuch as the
total amount is si much larger than I
anticipated, but it is easily explained
In this way: Several men told me that
thev thought that I nor any one else
would ever come to adjust their losses
and I take it for granted that others
thousht the same and did not report
their losses before I passed them and
then they awakened out of their sleep
and sent a report to Lincoln.
On my arrival here I found about
thirty losses unadjusted, the most of
which seemed at first to be just and
as we wore not doing business in a way
that would lead the members to think
that we would stand out on technicali
ties we commenced a line of correspon
dence with each one which terminated
with a large addition to the total
amount of losses, and further it has
delayed my assessment some time but
if each member will pay promptly we
will bo able to pay about seventy per
cent of the losses in a couplo of weeks
Some of the readers will wonder at
us not being able to pay more than
-seventy per cent of our adjusted claims,
but when they understand that wo can
only collect ten cents per acre for the
number of acres insured and the con
tract stipulates that in case there is not
enough collected to pay all In full each
.loser will take his proportionate share
of the amount collected, all will be
clear in their minds. Since the list of
losses are in print we have recounted
and ilnd that the total amount is
$10,168,75 instead of $16,837.85.
At the last meeting of the State
Alliance there was a called meeting of
Insurance men from different parts of
the state. Said meeting adjourned to
meet at the same time and place of the
iState Alliance this year. Henco we
will moet at the Palmer House at
Grand Island the night before the day
sot for the state meeting, and I hope to
see many who are Interested in farm
mutual insurance, and especially the
officers of eounty mutuals as there will
'be many' questions asked and answered
' that will be of importance to the com
panies represented by them. Your
t.. . ,..(11 Vwi 1 1 oama OB thai
of the delegates to tne state Alliance
on the certificate plan.
-frma lot na ranann tncrpthnr. and in
' VIUVI V " -"'(-J 1
doing so each one will oe Denenttea in
Ihe education derived therefrom.
Remember the date, December 19, at
' the Palmer House, Grand Island.
Please drop me a card if you are in
- tending to be present at the insurance
meeting in order tnai nau room may
lbo provided for.
Chicago Produce Letter From Summers
'Morrison & Company.
Chicago, Nov i, 1892.
m l i . 1 I una 1. . . .1. .1 traTir M n t i "
lu poultry, owing to the very large demand
tor Thanksgiving, and although receipts were
large, they were readily absorbed at prices
that must have been satisfactory to both ship
Tiers and receivers.
As usual on such occasions, turkeys were
the favorite fowl and these ranged la price
from 13'4 to 13c per pound, owing to quality.
i Ducks and geese came in second best and
ranged In price from 10 to 111 cents per pound
Chickens 9 to 10 cents. The poultry market U
now qulot and will no doubt remain so until
the Christmas trade starts In, commencing
the 15th of December. Potatoes continue to
e the flraest lu price of any article on this
market. Good well assorted Burbanks 80 cts
jer bushel In car lots. Other well assorted
varieties 75 to 78 cents, mixed varieties 70 to
Both green and dried apples are quite Arm
price. Green apples are now about, all In
market and the supply Is not targe. This in
connection with the near approach of the holi
day trade keeps up the price. Sales In small
way are nude at i3 ?ri3 75 per barrel for good
to choice. Cartots of the best varieties range
front ti to fit 25 per barrel. Game of all kinds
is selling well and at good prices. Prairie
chickens $5 005 50 per dozen, partridges 1 00
ISA 50. quail SI 501 75 small rabbits l nxjtl 75
and Jack rabbits IMOlXTsS 00. Fresh eggs have
eored another advan e and are now selling at
34 cents per dozen. Butter is In light receipt,
best creamery 30 t 33 cents best dairy 85 to
SI cents, roll butter 20 to 22 cents. Dressed
hogs are in good demand at 17 to $750 per
The hav and grain market remained quite
steady during the week but toward the end
.grain advanced some, and closed as follows:
Wheat 72c, corn 42 S 8c and oats 3l7c.
Hay uncnanged in price.
fall of Ihe Minutry Can
Itrepeot Migirlug la Pari.
Paris, Nov. 30 Newspapers and
Statesmen alike a?ree that the crisis
which was precipitated yesterday by
the resignation of the ministry as a
result of the Panama canal scandals
is the worst for years and
the Republic I'rancaise declares
that it will best serve the
interests of the enemies of the re
public It is feared by the friends of
the present regime that do man is
strong enough to face the rising tide
and pilot Republican France aruid the
dangerous rocks of socialism, anarchy,
monorchism and clerical reaction.
President Carnot held a conference
with M. Loubet this morning and
summoned M. Floquet, president of
the chamber of deputies, and Senator
le Uoyer to consult with them on the
It is reported thnt if M. ISrisson de
clines to form a ministry, President
Carnot will usk M. Tirard or M. our
geois, former ministers, to undertake
the task. It is certain that M. de
Freycinet, M. Ribot and some other
members of the Loubet ministry will
be in the new cabinet.
The resignation of the ministry will
have the effect of making a post mor
tem examination on the body of llein
ach possible while it is in a recogniz
able state, and it is rumored that a
party of men have gone to Xivilliers
with a do-tor, intending to forcibly
exhume Keinach's body and have an
TO OFFSET THE GRAND ARMY.
A New National Order of Veteran! Formed
In Kansas by Populists.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 30. "The Boys
in Illue," is the name by which au
ex-Union soldiers' organization will
be knowD, which will be a rival of
the Grand Army of the Republic.
1 or months past the old soldiers In
the People's party have been quietly
at work perfecting the plan for their
organization and the charter was hied
to-day. It will be a national order and
A. J. 11. Smith of this city, who seems
to be the prime mover in the
scheme, said that organizations
would be effected at once in ten states
and that more than fifty companies
had already been formed in Kansas.
The plan of the organization will be
si i.ilar to that of the army.
1 he board of trustees consists of
t!ie following ex-union soldiers of this
city: E. 1). Moore, a printer; XV. C.
klv, a schoolmaster; A. J. K. Smith,
editor, and II. V. Parker, farmer. All
are members of the People's party.
His claimed that of the 80,000 ex-
Union soldiers in Kansas only 20,000
belong to the Grand Army of the Re
public and, irrespective of politics,
the dO.000 will be invited to jom "The
Boys in Blue.-'
NO RISE IN ANTHRACITE.
Eastern Producers Deride Not to Change
Prices Kallroad Presidents Testify.
New York, Nov. B0. The Western
and Eastern anthracite coal sales
agents at their meeting in this city to
day decided not to change December
prices. The trade ac the West was
said to be in fair condition.
Phh-adklphia, Nov. 2!). To the
congressional committee investigating
the coal railroad combinel'residentMc-
Leod of the Reading declared that
if there was no concert of action
among coal producers the mar
ket would quickly become over
loaded, many individual mine
owners would bo ruined and
miners' wages would be lowered. He
declared that his road had never be
fore secured a reasonable profit in the
market for its coal. Efforts to ascer
tain the rate of traffic for anthracite
President Wilbur of the Lehigh Val
iey railroad declared that anthracite
rates were higher than those for mis
cellaneous tratlic and that there was
more profit in moving the coal. He
agreed with Mr. McLeod that there
suit of lack of concert of action would
be disastrous to small producers.
LUMPY JAW CURABLE.
Chicago Grain and Live Stock'
Chicago. Nov. 30. 1892,
Hoo 1 cents higher than a week ago. Com
mon J5.655 85; good light, t5.405.J; prime
feeavy f5.7fxt8 Uf.
CiRTI.1 -Western ranee Rattle. &1.2.V&4.50
.good steers 1.005 00. depending on weight and
quality; gooa cows .i.tjg.o".
Grain Wheat. 78c; corn, 42! ic; oats, 31c.
Omaha drain and Live Stock.
OMAHA, KOV. 30, 1893.
Cattle Prime steers. 1.500 lbs, St 755.45;
lair to good steers, 1.000 lbs 3.iOQ4.20; aood
western steers. 2.60a4.00; choice corn-fed
cowa, $2.09a8.45; medium cows It 252 00.
fin iv Wheat, extra hard. 65c: No. 2.57c
eoru.38c; oats, 29c; flaxseed, 11.00; hay 5,00
7.00 per ton.
BiShon & Sons Great Poland China
Will be held at the Hooper farm six
miles sonthwest of Lincoln, N. E. Qr ,
'18, 9. 6, Dec. 13, 1892 Parties from
distance will be met at Western Norm
al oollesre. Take street cars at corner
9th and O street. This is the last sale
of the season and some of the best blood
of the land will be offered.
Send for catalogue. Address,
J. P. Bishop & Sons.
it Lincoln, Neb.
Kxperlments With Infected Cattle in Chi
cago Prove Perfectly SatUfactory.
Chicago. Nov. 3 0. Eighty head of
cattle from the Riverdale distillery,
several of which were hopelessly dis
eased from lumpy jaw, while the rest
are perfectly healthy or slight
ly nfiected with lumpy jaw.
had been kept with the others
to test the theorv of contagion
and had been treated for from two to
three months, were slaughtered to
day. Of the hrst thirty not one
showed the slightest sign of disease.
AU were passed upon by the govern
ment experts as absolutely satisfac
tory. The cattle mildly affected had
been cured, while the healthy ones
had not suffered in the least from the
exposure with the hopeless cases.
newspaper, and it is
It stands up for Ne-
Newy Note About Nebraska place
Chadron will rebuild its academy
that was burned.
There are over 400 incurables In
the hospital for the insane at Hastings.
Haigler has a
called the Dews,
Rev. Mr. Guild baptised thee peo
ple by immersion in the river at Crete
Math Bosch of Lnmar lost a pocket
book containing $95, and offers an
even divy with the finder.
"Nebraska as a slate," says the
Dundy County Pioneer, "has a great
deal to be thankful for."' And so she
Albion is to have a new grain ele
vator. It is to be a first class
structure with a capacity of 80,000
There is some talk at Oakdale of
organizing a joint stock company to
build a large brick block on the site of
the buildings recently burned.
The twenty-seventh annual meeting
of the Nebraska State Teachers' asso
ciation will be held at Lincoln, Tues
day, December 27 to December 2!) inclusive.
Diphtheria lu .Southwest Missouri.
Nkvada, Mo., Nov. .'10. Several new
cases or diphtheria are reported in
Center township, two new cases at
Arthur, and one death at Balltown
and one death in Nevada yesterday.
Every precaution is being used to pre
vent the disease from spreading.
There is no need yet for alarm, as the
sanitary condition of this city is good.
St. Joe Society in a Flutter.
St. Joskpii, Mo., Nov. 30. The grand
jury indicted some of the leading men
and women of the city on the charge
of renting houses to disreputables.
Among those indicted were Stephen
Woodson of the Saxton national bank,
brother of ex-Governor Sila:; Woodson
and Mrs. Rachel Fleming, a well
known society leader.
Ex-Senator Fitch at lie it.
LoGANsroRT, Ind., Nov. 30. Ex-
United States Senator G. L. Fitch died
in his home in this city at 6 a. m. to
day, aged 62. Two daughters, Mrs.
Denby, wife of Colonel Denby, United
States minister to China, and Mrs. l)r,
Asa Coleman of this city survive him.
Not a Younger Outlaw at AU.
Stillwater, Minn., Nov. 30. Cole
Younger to-day denies the truth of the
Rev. William Wilson's statement made
in the Texas penitentiary relative to
his being a member of the Younger
gang. lie never knew him and claims
he is an impostor seeking notoriety.
A COLD SNAP.
A cold snap is sure to
catch us. and may catch
some of us unprepared. It
will not only take a foot but
the whole body will suffer
unless clad in one of our
We have them in different
colors at $5, 7. 50 and 10.
Every one a bargain. Boy's
overcoats at ll.ub, 2, 2.50
and upwards. Nice styles
well made up. A good sled
free with every boys' over
coat! Bargains in warm
gloves and mittens also in
men's and Boy's caps. Send
for catalogue at once.
A Benkelman citizen,
broad gauge principles,
every candidate on the big
ticket, and was grieved to
is vote was not counted.
Mat Kane of Verdigre met with
quite a serious accident a few days
ago. He and a friend were out quail
hunting when the gun of the latter
was accidentally discharged, taking
effect in Kane's foot.
The Record says Mrs J K Schmidt
is probably the only Knox county lady
who risked a wager on her political
preference for president, and she will
ow wear a silk dress when she calls
on Mrs Cleveland.
Hastings Nebraskan: The Hastings
manufacturing enterprise barometer
indicates the approach of a canning
factory, and it is hoped it may arrive
n schedule time and not "slew" off to
one side and leave us out.
Preparations are being made for
constructing a creamery at Madrid.
A stock company with a capital of
about 3,000 has been formed and the
building will be erected this winter
in order to be ready for business next
Street Commissioner Winspear of
Omaha has a score of squatters to
evict from city lots south of the dis
tillery. He says he will probably wait
until the river freezes over and then
slide the shanties across into Iowa.
Mr. Bagley, the young express mes
senger who stole $10,000 and then re
turned it, made a very awkward job
of it. He lacked experience. A few
lessons at the state insane asvlum
might have been invaluable to him
when the trying hour of action arrived.
Dr. Coulter o' Winchester, Kas., is
lecturing in Nehraska on the evils of
secret societies. In the minds of
many the lodge goat is an unclean
and perverse animal. Those who are
against him should therefore express
their views with freedom. Let us
Johann Torbeck, living near Nora,
suffered a painful and rather serious
accident to his left hand oi Saturday
last. While setting fence posts, his
hand was struck with the mallet of
his assistant, while holding the
post, which smashed the thumb and
ine city oi ommous nas struck a
gait in building improvements that
bids fair to outrival some of our larger
cities. It s favorable location as a
trading point gives it advantages that
few inland cities possess, and the re
sult is obvious. Columbus will con
tinue to forge ahead .
A. Simmons, one of the sturdy
homesteaders of Dawes county, started
to go on an errand, and when a quar
ter of mile from home looked back
and discovered his barn on fire. He
arrived in, time to see his dwelling
burn also. And such is life
Kearney's new educational institu
tion, the Platte institute, closed its
first term very successfully last week
The second term promises still better,
applications lor admission being so
numerous that the institution cannot
accommodate them all if the applicants
appear in person.
Isaac Willard, who lives a few miles
north of Gibbon, raised seven earc of
corn which lie intends sending to New
York for a sample. Two ears measure
13 inches long and G inches in circum
ference. Two other ears measure 11 J
inches long and 1 inches in circum
ference. It is all of the common yel
low horse corn variety and is only a
fair sample of what his farm has pro
duced. The mule team of Eugene Bigelow
ran away at Harrison last Tuesday.
He had a load of hay standing in the
street and was climbing on in front of
the wagon when he fell back on the
wagon tongue and frightened the
team, which ran away, upsetting the
wagon. Mr. Bigelow fell under the
wagon and the lines caught his foot
and dragged him some distance, but
luckily the team did not turn and he
escaped with slight injuries.
It is said that cars killed the cat. One
cannot ue too much care in dealing with
one a neighbors teune iavonte
There's one satisfactory thing about
betting on politics. Every man may in
vest his money with the assurance that
should he loss he will receive the same re
turns as the man who wins.
104 and 109 K 10th Street,
4 LINCOLN, NEB.
Q1 R nnfl Set aside this year to beTloaned
vlJiOUW btndents of limited means.
No other school in ihe west stanrtH so well
with business men. This is a point not to le
overlooked. We can put you on thejroart to
success if you are made of good mettle. Ladv
studentscan assist in private family for hoard.
Write for our catalogue at once, Address,
A. M HAKtilS, 1'res., Grand iBland, acb.
CD C CI "Tuition! Fall term in seven different
rnCEi courses. Onlv hieh independent
Normal in the state. Finest huildinifs, equipments
and ablest Normal faculty. No experiment, but an
established management. 40 courses and special
ties, 35 teachers and lecturers. A live school for
the masses, w rite tor catalogue to r . r . nootK,
Mur., Lincoln, Neb.
nNebraska to secure a preparation for business
that will secure pleasant and profitable employ
ment, is at the Lincoln Business College Busi
ness, shorthand. Penmanship, and Telegraph
courses. For catalogue and elegant specimen of
LlLiL,lUKiDGK;K UUL K I NKY,
Steel Mill I ri
BehatiTwh!lVAttuiiH ho 4 Iftfii lima ff A4ft'
live, i..r iuu mil ug a IUI15 iiuiGUGau
To Be Happy Buy A
WittHiMDbiMBuiei the Tandv Wind Mill n-
quint no oil for yri , therefore no dim bin of towrs. .Needs
no attention ana u wwrantea u i&st longer tnin oiner muif
that are oiled ami will b sent to rood parties o ' days Wtt trial.
ii u not latisiaetorr u can m returrxMi ana wt wui pay irricni
DoinwayE. rn itAD'Vj Bieei iwer u a lour eoroercw towar
made of heavy ingle eta I corners and gtrts and baa flat ataal bare
for brace, for beaut;, stnneth and durability it baa oa aaual.
; 7T Ti
White beans, honey, sorgham molasses
butter and eggs to sell on commission.
J. W. Hartley,
To Farmers, i
When you are in Lincoln stop at the
St. Charles hotel, given up to be the
best $1 00 a day house in the city. It
Subscribe for The Alliance-Independent.
The Union Pacific railroad has been
giving away a series of six books, en
titled "Sights and Scenes." Mr. J. T.
Mastin, their city ticket agent at Lin
coln, informs us that hehas had such a
demand for them that the supply is ex
hausted. H will have some more in a
few days. Those who have written for
and not received them, will be supplied
just as soon as they arrive.
! Bankrupt Stock of
! L. Lawlor & Co.
On Sale at
Fitzgerald Dry Goods Co.
81 A t Giro I lies Lace j
Staple Dry Goods at 1 f
1036 O ST.
It will pay you to attend
The Greatest Sale ever attempted
! The Goods have been removed to our Store '
o o o o o o o
FITZGERALD DRY GOODS CO.
ALLIANCE STATE BUSINESS AGENCY.
State Agent quotes prices on the following goods.
A good common flour at 90 cts. per 100.
White Rose flcur at $1,50 per 100.
Silver Leaf " " 1.75 " "
Prime Brow Sugar $4.00 per 100.
Best Granulated Sugar $5.05 per 100.
Fine Uncolored Japan Tea 25c per lb.
" " " " 12ic " "
Good Coffee 20c per lb.
A full line of Spices, Pepper, Cinna
mon, Cloves, Ginger, Mustard, Al
spice, etc., at 20c per lb;
One gallon best coal oil with glass can
Soda i and Butter cracker 6c per lb. in
40 Grain vinegar in iugs, 25c per gal
Lemon extract 2 oz. bottles 50c per doz.
Vanilla " " " 55c
A good Overall for only 50c.
An extra good overall for 65,
Rockford half hose 75c per doz.
" " " best made $1.05 a doz'
Write for anything you eat or wear.
J. W. HARTLEY, State Agt., 245 S. 11th SI., Lincoln, Neb
INDUSTRIAL SAVINGS BANK,
ELEVENTH AND N STREETS, LINCOLN, NEB.
LIABILITY OP STOCKHOLDERS, : : : : : $500,000.00
WM.. STILL, Prei, LOUS STULX, Cashier, J. G. WADSWORTH, Ass't Cashier.
sCm'.'i&i. Hone? to Loan on Improve! Farms.
Our Book List.
A Lesson In Complementary Colorf
A gentleman whose power of obser
vation is active recently retired in a
room having white walls and ceiling
and furnished with yellow window
shades which were drawn down. He
was awakened in the morning by the
sunlight pouring in through the yellow
shades. The walls and ceiling of the
room appeared to him to be of a light
green color. His explanation of this
phenomenon was this: The light
in passing through his eyelids
was tinted red; by continual exposure
of the optic nerves to red light they
became tired, so that when the red
screens (the eyelids) were removed by
opening the yes, the sensation of the
complimentary color was experienced,
and as a result, the waRs and ceiling
appeared green. After gazing at the
ceiling until the green color had van
ished, he closed his eyes and covered
them to prevent light from entering
through the lids, when a vivid purple,
the complement of the yellow and
orange shades was seen.
Samuel McDowell Tate has been ap
pointed state treasurer of North Caro;
Una to succeed 11. V. 15a in, deceased.
The Democrats of Columbia, Mo.,
have passed a resolution indorsing
Governor Francis for a place in Mr.
Ex-Secretary Bayard remained an
hour or moi-e with Mr. Cleveland Sun
day and Mrs. Cleveland had a number
of callers in the afternoon. The
Clevelands spent the evening at home.
The People's party men of the Tenth
Georgia district have raised ; $5,000 to
contest the congressional election in
behalf of Congressman Tonx Watson,
who was defeated. Gross frauds arc
Our list of choice literature is made up of the best and most
reliable reform books, by the most noted writers. If you want to
keep posted on the great question? before the American people you
should consult the authorities, We name below a number of the
best books published.
.$ .50 $1.25
Gen. J. B. Weaver, A Call to Action. A valuable book that
should be read by every one, send for a copy. Cloth and Gold
STICKNEY, The Railroad Problem. The greatest sensation of the
year is this great book on the railway problem by a railway
president. Cloth edition has 14 illustrative diagrams $
Hamlin Garland. Mr. Garland is one of the brilliant writers of
our times, and his pen speaks eloquently in behalf of the toiling
masses. The following are some of his best works:
"Jason Edwards," Treating of Farm and Factory, . . .
"Main Travelled Road,' Six short stories 50
"A Member of the Third House." The lobby in politics, 50
Ignatius Donnelly, Caesers Column, The book of the century. .50
"Dr. Huguet," Southern story with moral, : 50
Opie P. Read. Among American humorists Mr. Read stands at
the head, and "as a little humor now and then, is relished by
the best of men" we add two of his books to our list. They
are clean1 and pure, and are worthy of a place in every library.
"A Kentucky Colonel," 50
"Emmet Bonlore," A newspaper man, 50
Copley Square Series, Comprising the following four excellent
"Bond Holders and Bread Winners." King 25
"Money, Land and Transportation," three essays 25
"Industrial Freedom," Four articles from noted authors .'" .25
"Esau, or The Bankers "Victim," Bland . 25
Miscellaneous and special.
"Whither are we Drifting," Willey, 59
"The Farmers' Side," Senator Peffer of Kansas, "
"The Coming Climax," Hubbard " 50
"The Great Red Dragon," Woolfolk, 50
"Looking Backward," Bellamy, ' 50
"A Financial f!nt,AfhiHm." Brica '
"A Tramp in Society," Cowdtry
"Money Monopoly," Baker ' "
"Labor and Capital," Kellogg "'" t
'"In Office," Bogy
"Ten Men of Money Island". Norton
" " " " " German edition
"Geld, Schilling," German edition ....
"Seven Financial Conspiracies," Emery
Songs and Music.
"Songs of the People." Gibson. Words only
"Songs of the People," Published in sheet music.
send for catalogue and prices. They are number one.
"Labor and Alliance Songster," words bnly 'in ,-,i,
' " " " " " Music edition '.'i) bvex
" " " " " ' b'd covers. .25
"Songs of Industry," Howe 25 "
"Smith's" Diagram and Rules .
"Roberts" Rules of Order
paper .25 cloth .50
Any book on this list sent post paid on receipt of price. Liberal discounts
to Alliances or clubs wishing to purchaoe a library.
We are offering the Alliance-Independent one year, and any 50c book
on the list for only $1.35. Address.
Alliance Publishing Co,
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