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Nebraska Farmer' Allianca
I. H. FowxiO, Pnaident, Cornell.
W. Am PorTB, Vice-Pro , Albion.
ThJ. H. TaOMPMH, Stat Seo'r. Lincoln.
a. C. FiiacHLLD. Lecturer, uaxaaie.
B. F. AuJts, Chairman, Ex. Com., Wabath.
In th. beauty of the uiiee
ChrUt wai born acroaa the tea.
wltn a glory in his besom
That iran-ififu rs you and k.
Ai he ttrore to make mea holy
Let ui strive to make them tree.
Since God is marching oa.
Julia Ward Hawe.
We would be glad to Ret items e1!7
county in the suae n oendiUon of the Alli
ance work. -
SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSIOH.
1. The nationalization of the liquor
traffic. ! -
2. Resolved, Tbkt the precious me
tals should both be jdemonetized and all
money made of par. jer.
SUBJECTS F-OR ESSATS.
1. fiooa business? habits.
2. How to make -friends.
3. "Is life worth ring?"
5. Nobility of laljjbor. .
SUBJECTS F(1)R SPEECHES.
' 1. Civil service Dreform.
2. What I woulif l do if I were a U.
S. senator. i
3. Improvement iof stock. ..,(
4. Character bfyfldiEg.
.-WtfJat should the people's party
President Powers, accompanied by
lutw Mnnzo Wardall. of South
Dakota, will fill appointments aa fol
Phelps county at Funk; Wednesday
May 10th 8: p m.
Phelps county, at Williamsburg:
Thursday May 11th 8: p. m.
Phelps county, Loomis; Friday May
12th 8: p. m. ' x .
Phelps county, Holdrege; Saturday
Hfm lat.h 9. n m.
Rarlan county. Monday 15. Tuesday
18 and Wednesday 17. Places to be se
lected by local officers and announced.
svaniHin r-nimtv. Thursday May loth.
Buffalo county, Kearney; Friday 19th
2 Buffalo county, Sheldon; Saturday
Ifl Bn m. ' -J
Hall county, Cameron; Monday May
22d, 8 p- m. m
. Marrick county, Central City; Tues
a Mav 2M. 2 n. m.
Polk county, Oiceala; Wednesday
MiH 9.1 9. n m. ' '
p Butler cotnty, David City; Thursday
May 25th, 2 p. m.
Seward county, Seward; Friday May
26th, 2 p. m. ,
York county, York; Saturday May
27th, 2 p. m. , , , .
A full attendance is greatly desired.
A specialty will be made of the
t.ivfl nr insurance dezree and it
larioaimri to institute the decree at
ach of the meetings.
Adams Countyo Meeting.
idatns County Farmers' Alliance and
Industrial Union will meet in Hastings
iMay 15, 1893. The meeting will be
Ixeld in Liberal hall and will be ad
pressod by the Hon. Allen Root, of
Omaha, who will also speak in Kenesaw
on Tuesday, May 16, at 8 p. m.
All persons who have formerly been
mombers of our order are earnestly re
quested to be present on this e-ccasion.
Sub Alliances that have not made a re
port to state and county for this year
are requested to do so at once, The
meeting will be an open one and all
persons "o are in sympathy with our
order ara Invited to meet with us.
H. B. McGaw, K. W. McKinzie,
A P. A; Meeting.
Battle Creek, May 1, 1893.
Our little town was thrown into a state
of unusual excitement last week by a
report that a Mr. Robinson, who was
"billed" to lecture in the opera house
on the 28th inst. as an A P. A. agent.
Next day a card appeared in the Enter
prise denying that the fellow was go
ing to lecture on A. P. A.ism.or malign
the Catholics in any way. Said card
was signed by the Kev. K. J. Millard,
Methodist preacher of Battle Creek. So
at the appointed time "the people all
both great and small" turned out to hear
the lesture. Judge of their surprise
when the orator proved to be one of
those hard-warking, God fearing
Christians who would burn every Cath
olic at the stake if he d ired and piously
chant "Bring forth the royal diadem
and crown Him Lord of all," while he
Slled on the fagots. The following day
r. S. C. Faifchtld, stato lec
turer of the Farmers' Alliance, ad
dressed, the people of this place and
warned the alliance against the A. P.
A. and all such organizations. But be
fore he began speaking he went to the
residence of the Rev. Millard and in
vited him over to the hall. Mr. Millard
protsMl to come but for some unac
countable reason the clerical gentle
man failed to keep hi word, a circum
stance which taken in connection with
the card he put In the previous day's
paper baa led the members of this alli
ance to think "that for way that are
dark and trick that ate vain the hea
then Chln la" not the only one who is
"peculiar", Nancy Hanks.
Agricultural College, Lannag, Mich,
lay: Toe Acme-Hand potato planter
h outdona our eipecutlona, Thy
will find favor among prastlcal farm
era, a they an liml. c heap and sara
a great deal of labor and in better
wrk, I'leate aend u four mora fur our
aprta work. their adrerilaemonl
in aulur part of tft patwr.
ft North wcWm Ua to Chlcafo
Low rW I'wl train, oflVa 111?
HutMcrlW fur TuaAuitkiB ltfiRrM
roLirics is new jersey j
A Nebraska Alliance Man Relate
I Ilia Eiperlenee Among
Editor Alliance Independent:
Having spent the winter visiting
friends in my native state, New Jersey,
I thought your readers might be inter
ested in hearing something of the poli
tical situation there. The democratic
party has had its grip on that state
about as long and as firmly as the re
publicans have on Nebraska. As usual
in f uch cases the democratic party has
become utterly corrupt. Only latt
winter the legislature passed a law In
the interest of the horse racing frater
nity which virtually legalizes gamblin j.
The republican . party there has been
out of power so long that it Is compar
atively clean and free from corruption.
The republicans there are the reform
ers, and every campaign they plead
with the people to give them a chance
to turn the rascals cut and reform
things generally. '
When I called their attention to the
reverse order of things in Nebraska
where the republican party is thorough
lyorrapt, and the democrats set up
for reformers, they looked incredulous,
end said there must be some mistake
Like other western people, I was as
tonished to find scarcely any silver
dollars in the east They have plenty
of one and two dollar bills. One day I
handed a $5.00 bill to a druggist in pay
ment far some small purchase. After
looking through his cash drawer he
said: "I'm sorry, but I guess I'll have
to give you a silver dollar. 1 haven't
enough bills." The people look upon
silver as an inferior money. They are
very hostile to silver legislation, f hey
howl about the great quantity of bull'
ion that Is piled up In the treasury
vaults. They want the Sherman law j
repealed. Oa the money question gener
ally their ignorance is ''child-like and
bland." When I argued for more
paper money they replied: "Why we've
got plenty of green-backs now, don't
All they know of the populist move
ment is what they get through the
eastern press, and that is so distorted
as to furnish no bisis for an Intelligent
opinion. Many eastern people honestly
believe the populists are anarchists or
next thing to it.
I didn't meet a populist in New
Jersey in three months. The nearest I
came to it was some old Jacksonlan
democrats. When I talked people'
party doctrine, they could understaad
what I . was talking about. Some of
them declared I was talking good
democracy. They said they had been
voting the democratic ticket all their
lives in order to give that party a
chance. Now that it has at last gained
control of every branch of the govern
ment, they expect great results. I
laughed at them, and asked them what
they would do -if this administration
failed to give them ihe reforms they
wanted. They said they would be ready
to quit voting the old party ticket. I
think it possible that a break may
occur in the democratic party of New
Jersey that will give the populists a
A few good populist speakers could do
good in that county. Tae people would
would turn out and hear them and the
seeds of truth would find lodgment in
many minds. Yours fraternally,
Emerald, Neb. J. M. Quick.
A. O.U . W. Meeting.
The ancient order of United Work
men are holding their state meeting in
Representative Hall this week. There
are about 500 delegates present, and
a finer body of mea never assembled in
Lincoln. They gave a grand parade
on Tuesday, and held an open meet
ing in the Lansing Tuesday night, at
which Chief Officer Tate and others
spoke. The convention will probably
adjourn on Thursday.
The Adjustable School Seat Manu
facturing Co., of Marcellus Michigan,
have placed an ad with us, which ap
pears elsewhere in this issue. We
congratulate the manufacturers, upon
their success in bringing bsfore the
public a most per fee school soat,
combining all the good points that
others possess and sufficient new and
desirable features to place it before all
Parents, teachers,S3hool officers, and
all who are interested in the welfare
of the young, should give this import
ant matter their early attention.
To Smoker and Chewers.
In this weeks issue we put baforo our
readers the Tobacco Cure, advertise
ment of the Ohio Chemical Co. From
the testimonials mentioned in their ad
vertisement we iudg thst Ihey have a
great cure for tne iujurious and expen
sive tobacco hib't. Thlscompany guar
antees a cure and invite, the most thor
ough investigation as to their methods,
aniclaim that their tablets will com-
filetoly destroy the desire for tabacoo in
roiu.'l to 5 day, also that their cure is
perfectly hirmlo, cause no sickness
and may be given in a cup of teaorcolTee
without the knowledge of the patient
who will voluotalrly stop smoking or
chewing in a f days. Itsad their al
Chicago Grain and Llv Mtock
Chicaoo, Miift, iwa.
CATTt.-Kerlru 4,M) market au.r;
f,H tor tul.' tttr S li fc IS' othrr. II
wv. Ttau, i vt 1 tS; eo ami bvitvn,
f t kH s
HtMt-Karri (Mm, I1.1UI hnt ; market V nnli
hluher, iulii aa iwckorm, ft IV4
J ui, prim 64V)r and Nul'-tinr wtbu,t." U
0' mm, rm lihl, II ftit M
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It ftdkt TV rvittiA, It at, UmtK vt 4
U4lWli0t,ri, etifw, M, Out. 31,
Omaha !.! Kim a,
Omn. My . I'M
Catvi a-ii.t MetMt . l ..
Ib"r 1 ikt am,
. tk.,.t m iiKk a a tilr. I w
l'a NortawntWra Ha to Cbtatiro
Larato4, rl tralr. OHim IIU
Tetaa a lleform State. j
Texas was born reforming. When
that little army of seven hundred brave
men under Gen. Sam Houston spit on
their hand and wiped up the ground
with old Santa Anna's 4,000 greaser,
they erected a monument of bravery
and Independence that will go
down through the ages of time. This
was a grand step in the interest of re
form. For a while Texas got along
very well. But after a time another
set of greasers, who knew not the
greasers of old, came into the state.
They did not resemble the greasers of
old. They were white oa'slde. And
they did their "greasing" in a different
way. Their object was to ruls the state,
the same as the cother "greasers," but
they went at it in a different way.
They began by "greasing" the legis
lature, and by this mean got enough
land donated to them to cover the state
of New Jersey and lap over four miles
into New York. Then they "greased"
the legislature some more and got some
more land. Then they built Bome rail
roads and "greased" the legislature
some more and got some more 'privi
leges. In fact this second breed of
' 'greasers" was seven times worse than
the first breed. They "greaed" every
thing they came to except the people,
and they "sal ted'' them. Then the Tex
an who bad not been "greased" and who
wasn't afoolepat on his bauds again
and smote the new "grea;er"hip and
thigh. And they had big rallies and
camp meetin's and the people gathered
in from Gog and from Magog to learn
how the "re tsers" had "greased" and
how the paople had been "salted;" and
when they heard thy rent the air with
a great cry and there was a gnashing of
teeth. And thev swore a great swear
that they would make it hot for tho
And the people were badly" split up."
There were seventeen different kinds
of democrats and thirteen kinds of re
publicans. And the republicans fell
on the necks of the democrats and wept
and the democrats fell on the republi
cans' necks and wept. And they both
feared they were going to "get it in the
neck." And the populists went out on
the hilltops and smote them hip and
And tho colored man and the white
man wept in each other's arms. And
the man who was white on the outside
played craps with the man who was
black on the outside and let the co'ored
brother beat him out of forty five cents
and a suspender button. 13 Jt the black
man voted for the white man's ticket
and Rger Q saved his paliticaliscalp.
Hut the reformers kept on reforming
and the greasers "a-greasin?." And
the grease which the greaseri ussd in
greasing every body that was gullible
wasso ereat in quantity that the cans-
tic remirks of ths p ipul sts could not
neutralize it and the greasers weat un
der the wire a neck aneat. 13 at tne
seat of tne greaser in Texas is uncer
tain. There is lots of daylight between
him and the "animal" he rides. The
populists are on the warpath. They
hav,j knives up there sleeves and spurs
on their boots. They are after the
greasers with a sharp stick and a battle
full of wrath. So ne of these days they
will overtake the greasers and then
there'll be more fun than a box of mon
keys. The Texis populist wants the
greaser, and wants him right muchly.
And when a Taxas reformer wants a
thing real muchly he usually gets it. If
at first he don't suiceea ne "tries, tries
again," you know. Texas Is a great
state and she Is becoming greater all
the time. The next time the reformers
there reach for a H )gg skin they will
likely get tt. lexas will yet set tne
examole for thi south which Kansas
has dona for the north. R imember this
prediction. --National Reformer. ,
Cataloeues for tno Ooiana College of
Shortland and typawriting can be ob
tained of Gd. S. Currie, ALUANCE-ItT-dependent
offbe. See "ad" on 8th
He Was Forgetful.
"My husband is the most forgetful
man I ever saw," said the lady to hor
visitor, "and he was that way beforo
I married him. Indeed, if it hadn't
been for that I don't think I should
have had him."
Naturally the visitor asked for the
"It was this way," resumed the
lady. "While we were engaged I
asked him to do something for me,
and he forgot it; he forgot it so many
times that at last we quarreled about
it and I became very angry.
" 'Our engagement ends right
here,4 I said to him. and I never
want to see you again. Go away and
forget mo entirely. I want you to
forget me utterly,' I repeated for em
phaBls. " 'Very well,' he said. 'I will If I
don't forget it,' and the earnest way
he said it mad mo umilo In epito of
myself, and, ofooucw, when a woman
smiles on such an occasion her case
is lost, and our engagement didn't
end." Detroit Free Proas.
Missouri Pacific arejofferlng the very
lowct rate for round trip ticket to the
World' Fair, good for return until
November 15 H;i. A' have placed
oo sale aummer tourist ticket at th
uaual low rate a can bi verl'ied by
calling at otllce 1201 O tee, Lincoln.
Neb, J. E. It Mn.LKit, O, T. A or 11
C. TowftnEXD, ti. P & T. A. St. L uU,
WoiW'i fa Rat.
Till line now qmte rate follow:
Lincoln to Chicago., , 113 13
" " and return.... 21
" St. Lou!.,,, 10 10
Kate low a th lowest, and tltn
fact aa lh faaUtat hy tht rxniW..
r'or full particular and stepping oar
acfomntoMlatltiu apply at city ortl.u.
W. M. SllllVhUtf,
A. 8 Kuumvw.
CHy Tkt Aft.
lepo Corner S and Klfhlh trcU.
K. T, Mqukr, Tat. Agent.
MISS PRATHF.R'S FATE.
Aa Owl CaniM th Murder of a Lady
Her Nrg-ro Servant.
The long, quavering sound wavered
lonesomely through the depths of
swamp and upland, falling with an in
describably eerie sound upon the un
But as the familiar Bound fell upon
the flop ear of several twine nosing
about in the marsh and muck of the
swamps they started up with little
grunts of delighted sati-taotion and
striking their numberless trails were
soon gathering noisily about the source
of the strange sound. This source
was Peter, and he was calling the un
ruly flock from their wallow after the
familiar Southern backwoods fashion.
Peter was a character about the
neighborhood say the Philadelphia
Times, lilack as tho proverbial neo
of spades, and wide-mouthed, his lit
tle, restless eyes, sunk deep under his
overhanging brows, had in them a
reddish gleam like that in those of the
creatures he took so much pride In
tending. His legs were short and
curley, curving outward after tno
manner of tbOHe old pot-hooks that
are seen still in tho chimney places of
old Southern homes. Personally tho
negro was unattractive; In fact, ho
was about the ugliest specimen of his
race to be found in his native state.
But he was faithful to hia employer'
interests, hard working und industri
ous; and a favonto with his mistress,
an nged maiden lady.
When he had portioned out the
corn to the fiock of eager porkers,
Peter put up the bars of the paddock,
took a last look at tho cuttlo munch
ing contentedly before he departed
for the night for his cabin, where ho
lived quite alone, with only a queer,
lank yellow hound for company. Ar
rived at his domicile, Peter Bcraped
the hoaped-up ashes on bis hearth
aside and extracted therefrom a much
begdroed ash-cake, hot and savory,
which he proceeded to demolish in a
Peter ate the heart of the cake with
relish and the huond devoured the
crust with as much gusto.
Presently Peter got up, took from tho
folds of his tumbled bunk a grimy
hymn book, and, seating himself in
his cabin door, began to sing and
pray, chanting hymn after hymn in
the melancholy, monotonous manner
peculiar to his race. While he was
thus engaged the beautiful evening
light faded from tho June sky and the
moon, which all the time had been
riding high in the hcavons, poured
forth a flood of silvery light.
Peter had ceased to pray and sat
crouching, his elbows upon his knees
and the thumbed hymn-book betwoon
his clasped hands.
Upon the big plantation all was
silence, the soft, scented silence of a
summer nlgbt, when suddenly tho
clear, prolonged boot of an owl
reached the darky's ears.
"Who-o-o!" The sound came from
the topmost branch of ft feathery cy
press tree that grew behind the cabin.
"Who-o-o-o!" This time clearer and
more prolonged. Tho third time it
reached the darky's ears he arose, re
placed the hymn-book, fastened his
cabin door securely and without a
backward glance took the path across
the fields to his mistress' mansion.
Peter went to the stable, where tho
turbulent swine were now silent and
the other animals were still munching
their prouender. Ha leaned his arms
across the stable bars, his blood-shot
eyes fixed as if in deep thought
"Who-o-o!" The thin eerie tones of
the owl calling from the cypress perch
reached the negro s ears faintly once
more and taking his arms from the
bars he walked leisurely toward his
On his way thither he stopped a
moment at the wood-pile, and, select
ing a short, thick, knotty piece of
wood, crept around the house and
gained an entrance by a low window
that yielded softly to his pressure.
Half an hour later Peter emerged
from the house by the same way, and,
crossing the lawn, waiked at a brisk
pace down the road, his big, bare,
splay feet . making ungainly tracks in
the soft, damp fcand.
Six months later the county court
house was crowded with people to
witness tho trial of Peter Ilray for the
murder of his employer, an aod lady.
The deed was most bruial, being ac
complished with u juggod Hghtwood
knot Peter was told that he might
tell his own story. Ho shambled to
his feet, and. with a queer, intent e
pressiou In his bloodshot eyes, said;
.i, "Jcdge, Iso guilty er dat ar charge
or murder, but I aiu't tor blame, 'fo'
God I ain' t, I was hoodooed. The
hoodoo 'oman give mo blood to drink,
and de screech-owl bo ay, 'Mis
Prather ain't agwine ter livo.' I wins
agwlno on 'bout my business when two
nigger 'oman called mo nd glv me a
drink o' whisky an' say, Did you hear
the screech-owl las' nhitt?' an' don
doy giv mo some bread wldde witches'
blood In it, an' tolo nu do owl ny
Mis Prather was gwlne tor die. Dat
night I hear de owl agaliv an' he say,
what de hoodoo 'oman lay? an' tit
witches' blood Idled In my veins.
'Fore God. judge, dat blood made me
kill MUs Prather, an' de owl tola mt
to do IU"
twttiiM and 4ra
Cllhooly How do you ltk our mu
ttial frlttmi, Vamkre!nm?
(Urn IH) mllh-l Uk him vary
much. IU h two quallllM that
tfitdoni find united in on and th aitit
man. Ila U very oUt and courteous
and at tit atn tluto h I vary candid.
I hav only a brlf acunintnnc
with hint, and ! muil ttin'tu thui 1
did not obrv that h parllcu
1 am nut mrprUtni at that. If yotf
bay only known him a nhort tima,
Yt l U out HUl4 and candid
ti nt tlttflk Hi U h: t yot
t han jrwu ar ) a V and only ranuM
ljui yow when yia ar aoftvitw"
OUR Spring and Summer Catalogue is now
ready and if you iiwaa)1; w:eiMl "
. we invite you to send us your name - and
1 address, and mention tbat you saw the ad
' advertisement in tfcis paper, and one will
be mailed you free.
ONE PRICE CASH
T Alltloi? to our stock is composed of the most
Innibk. handsomest and newest fctvles in clothing and Gents'
Furuishini? good we have
are lower than ever. The fact
You Should Invest Now
While the stok is new and complete and not wait un
til summer w on and then take the pick of what is left
Call -"d See Us Anyway.
have some exceptional bargains in Spring arid Summer
Overcoats and dusters. Strictly One Price, and All
Goods marked in Plain Figures.
""urfJXNeb BAKER CLOTHING HOUSE.
The Business Woman,
The Working, Woman I
In fact, women in all stations f life try to economize, but
it requires a brave woman to attack her
And really, they ought not do it at all. It is a well known
BROAD'S DEPARTMENT STORE,
1124 0 Street, Lincoln, Neb.
is the largest retail millinery house in the city. The most ex
clusive designs may be found here at yes $ tne
We are the recognized low priced Queensware house.
Take m Course
1 AAf Correspondence
Mil School of Law.
I f m m f? fond Mo. ittmpa tor
n Vltllii pvtKmlartlo
i. COTNCft. J.., SCC'V,
Ho,it 'I'BucruuMa Jiua.
We Prize Most
are not the gewgaws and gimcracks
we gather about us. Every life, of
course, has iu sacred tinseled treas
ures, but in this prac tical work-a-day
world man is prone to value most
those things which serve him beM.
Not much sentiment in this, jx-r-haps,
but tome sense all the tame.
Machine of Steel
take (mt rank tht world over.
Hundreds o( thousand of grain
grower call it the bent harvester
and blnJcr that ever went into
grain field, and they prue it accord,
ingly. It in't trnttment with them
H a jutt plain, old-fathioned com.
man tenw. '1 hey like it tt t
cause It amrt them ben.
It ctV.t wore money than tnniej
lurvetrr, but that becaute it's
more valuable. It advantage more
than otf-wt tht added et
h " Mathlne of Steel" I built
IO harvest the graia crop p( the
world, and to da it better thaa any
I'ttMn m tmf M kaa mmt
MsCoaiiCN NRviifiii 4Cmi Co.
R, BI.MuRu, Am, Itscola, KtbJI
DRY GOODS HOUSE
Our Spring and Summer
PURCHASES OF CLOTHING'
arc Now Complete.
ever had in tock and our Prices
is evident that '
We will use ycu right We
a Pet Economy !
Blue Valley Feed Mill.
PoMtttvply th boxt mill tn th market. ITaa
the larittwi capacity, th. UtthtMit runnlnc,
nuwt durauln, auJ jrft the tnot ilmpl. In eon
avructtou. or catalogue and trlca writ
HLUK VALLEY FOCNDflY CO.,
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