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OCTOBER 8, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
XX.th.da of lUll.f From ExUrtLas ml
"v-r Grata 2aira
There are always two ways of doing
anything a right ' way ana a wrong
There are frequently two desirable
ways of doing some things a good
way and a better way.
- There are two ways open to Ne
braska farmers for relief from extor
tionate margins taken by grain eleva
tors. Some persons will suggest a thirl
way, and so we will notice that one
first, It is the organization of local,
ir dependent farmers' elevator compa
nies lo compete with existing con
cerns. While it is conceded that as
long as they last, they produce a tem
porary improvement, yet all experi
ence, extending back for fifteen or
twenty years, shows that in the end,
the old, established concerns, in vari
ous ways circumvent tue farmers local
elevator companies, and the net re
sult of past efforts in that line in Ne
braska, is the destruction and utter
annihilation of all the local companies
except perhaps about a dozen and all
of those except one have joined the
grain dealers' trust or combine. There
fore, with only one truly independent
farmers elevator left, it may "fairly
be said that the system is a failure so
far as any permanent relief is con
cerned. The only other way to secure relief
is for the farmers to form a strong
co-operative company, whose size and
financial standing shall equal or ex
ceed the concerns now in the field, and
whipii shall nrlnnt all modern methods
of grain handling. As remarked
above, there - may De iwo aesiramej
ways a good way and a better way
to accomplish a thing, and. applying
the remark to the subject of grain
handling by farmers, the good way is
fm- them to organize a company such
as is outlined above, but the better
way is to unite with, and build strong
er thfi our already organized and do
ing business. There may be thoe
who desire the formation of a purely
Kphrfii- Hnft svstem. but If such a a
organization is attempted, it will be
discovered that a vast amount or ume,
f enererv. of sacrifice and of money
will be required before a company cm
be capitalized sufficiently strong to
meet the old companies on Iheir own
ground. Who is willing to put up
tha mnrtpv and soend the time, ana
stnnd the. sacrifices, and put forth the
enereetic efforts tht .win
before' such movement can succeed?
The company "must be capitalized for
and be able to do business up in the
hundreds of thousands of dollars, and
long before the cash can be ecred
to give the company a 11 eristic
more money will be lost to the farm
er than sufficient to capital Je the
companv many times over. This be
cause work can proceed in but t(y
places at a tirco. and farmers at all
stations are constantly Inline on ev
ery load of erfit. marketed under ex
isting conditions. .
It will require, probably, twenty
well equinoed stations before a com
pany could be said to be safelv estab
lished. Snpose station A rts Its cap
ital readv for the proved oomwjiv.
i m""t either "fro it alone" for awh'le
o; wait till B. C, D, etc.. tt their pro
portions of the capital Wv. to es
tablish the comnnv. Tf thev pan
alone." they will I find I whn the
stations are ready, that the ''enemy
has ben busy ?owin dteford in a,
srd probably' enough on"oHiou h"?
developed to prevent that ircb J-rn
cc,-oorMng with the TWj
evperience renc Itpelf at Other
points, and new station rn be or
ed up o tni-e the plare f the dewrt
ers. till it is manv moth? before the
company can be At?bHehd nd mil
lion of dollars are lost to the farmers
o the state. . '
mh better way bv far is for farmers
everywhere to unite with the one or
ganization that hs succeeded in over
coming all the difflc"Hw . ftbo-e men
tioned, and has e!tab!1hpd itself in
the world's market as a purely co-op-erativ
farmers' company, operating
along modern lines, adontlng modern
improvements and methods." d plac
ing their own grain in the markets of
the world t. coet. and rer-lir'nsr for
themaelyps the nfofits that hitherto
fcave been gathered bv elevator mid
dleman. S"ch a comwuv is the farm
er' co-oner1 tfve eh'pn'up' awochtion,
vrfth an authored !) t1 of Mn.onO
and with over $55,000 actually paid In
$1 OO nTO TVK OTRB.
Ifvonrn tw the hpsb'z VHVnonnii Met)
ranee mo'l'1 In the world or the host oonl or
woo1 hwHn "tore ever und tT wUUn
to ha either pov t1bip1 'n yonr own home
on thre monthn' free tHn. 'nut crtt thl notice
ont n1 en t0A. KnFiwvK ro..OWjfn.
nd von w'U reve free hv return mnU.W?
JdrttirMofboth tov". mnnv other rook
nirftn1 hen'" anvpo: von wl" alan receive
the most wonlerrn1 c1. teel j-nre and heat
in stove of'er. an offer that plnrpsthetvst steel
nn? or beH tove 1n the home of nnr 'am
U neh n offer thit no fflmv n the land, no
mutter what their circumstances may be. or how
mflP the'r income, need be without the best
cooking or beating stove made. -
on September 1 of this year. The
company operates over twenty grain
elevators and doable that number are
preparing to unite with and make
stronger ibis pioneer co-openrtive
farmers company. The association is
now doing business in Nebraska. Kan
sas and Oklahoma, and has its own of
fice m the gram marKet oi me west
Kansas City, with, its own experienced
salesman in close touch with the
worlds' market as presented by the
board or trade in that city, rne f ar
mer's Advocate cordially recommends
Nebraska farmers to put tljeir shoul
ders to the wheel or progress ana un
ite with this association at once. It
can be done without anv of the delays
incident to the formation of a separ
ate company, or even of local and im
Dcrfect organizations, and the savings
op. the present crop will far exceed
the cost or such branch associations.
This office will caeerfully render any
assistance in its power, and it is earn
estly hoped that hundreds of localities
will hasten to loin the co-operative
movement that has so much of profit.
in It for the farmers or NeDrasi-a.
C. Vincent, in Fanners' Advocate,
WHAT IS BEING DONE.
Those familiar with the work of the
last, legislature will remember how
skillfully the republicans killed Sena
tor Brady's bill, which would have
made possible the building and suc
cessful operation of farmers' elevators,
and how with equal skill the railroad
republicans mished through the Ram
sey bill, which was foredoomed a fail
ure because every essential or it naa
been passed upon adversely in the
Elmwood elevato- case in the United
States supreme court years ago. .
Chairman Weber and Secretary Far
ris of the populist state committee are
at work securing Information as to
how extensively the 'movement for
farmers' elevators has gone forward,
and the present status of affairs. In
some few instances the railroads have
accorded fair treatment, but in the
majority of cases there js a deter
mined resistance to the movement.
James T; Brady, Albion, says: "We
have a $7,000 house completed and do
ing business for, the past six weeks.
Are hauling, with wagons, as we have
H.-Carper, Harvard, says they have
a ?5,000 building; off the right-of-way
Have received fair treatment in mat
ter of cars. Applied. August 13. 1903,
for a site under the Ramsey law
nothing done yet Thev. are located
between the Q.'and the Nonnwe5-iem.
within four feet of the latter's right-of-way-
wed TTnffmelster Tmnerial. says
there are no such ; elevators in Chase
county. - . .
Ed Westering, Ong. mentions the
farmers' elevators at Harvard. Saron
ville. Edear and airfield. Clay county.
but says that at ung tney naa enousu
members to build, but found they
could not get a site and so aroppea tne
Herman Freese, Pender, says there
are no farmers' elevators In Thurston
county, and none, he believes, in the
Eighth judicial district
John W. I ong, Loup City: No
farmers elevators yet. They organ
ized in vicinity of Ashton, but so far
their plans have not materialized,
doubtless for lack of a site.
Herman Diers. Gresham,- says the
farmera organized last Spring, but
have not yet started to do business.
He refers to elevators at Thayer "and
Benedict in York county.
Hason Turner, Pierce, says there
are no farmers' elevators In Pierce
county, but there are four "Indepen
dents." all on the right-of-way:
Pierce, $4,500; Plainvlew. $5,000; Os
mond $4,000; Mclean, $4,000.
Theo. Mahn, Alma: "There was an
effort made here to organize an in
dependent company, but so far as I
can now learn it has not succeeded,
and farmers are shipping their grain
the same old way. All the elevators
are being gluttea with grain and can
not obtain sufficient cars to move it."
No Independent shipping in Harlan
county. - .
W. H. Bosse, Bloomfield: "We have
a farmers' elevator at Bloomfield and
also a new one at Wausa. Former i?
bull ton right-of-way and cost about
$v200. latter has a track built to it
and cost about $2,500. They, have a
good deal of trouble about car accom
Robert Ransdell. Edgar, says the
farmers' association bought pn eleva
tor from a Mr. Hart, and have Wad
no trouble getting cars. He refers to
other elevators in CHy co"nty Fair
field. Harvard. S-'tton. Davenport.
Paul B-.nvson, Porcheter. savs they
are completing their farmers' eleva
torthe only one in Saline countv. al
to"irh thr is taPc of other? at. Crete,
PeWltt and Western. Says these will
fail if the "le" men can t.aiv thm
out of the una-rtaMn!. Mr. Bani-aon
fi!v8 they peld no attention to the
RairtRev lw, b"t beru operations Jt
ot'tctfa the riht-of-wav; then the
railroad eoriinanv ajved them to waft a
while and intimated that a site would
be granted. After some delay the
agent was telegraphed to measure off
a site and a $4,500 building is being
C J, Coffey. Spencer, says there are
no farmers' elevators In that part of
Dr. Robert Damerell, Red Cloud, says
there are none in Webster county.
J. M. Whitaker, Falls City, says
there are none in Richardson county.
C. B. Manuel, St Paul, says there
are none in Howard county. "So far
it has only reached the stage of talk.
The farmers have not been bled
Who Is a Christian?
Who is a Christian? He that lives to
. - see . .- '
The betterment of all humanity.
He knows no creeds but that of golden
He owns no dogma but his brother's
His daily life is one of honest toil;
As merchant or an humble tiller of the
Where'er his lines are cast, he works
And emulates the Christ-life every day.
Who is a Christian? He whose soul
Of thoughts unworthy and of actions
WTho lives as Jesus lives; the golden
He ma' es his teacher, and the world
Behind him lie the centuries, of wrong;
He aids the weak and helps to crush
He sees on every hand the power o
He preaches right and truth as his
Who is a Christian? He who tills the
Of sin, and asks no guerdeon for his
Who lives to make the world a better
And has the sunshine of an honest
To him the rich and poor are all the
He does his deeds of mercy in Christ's
But in that other world his deed3 will
Blazoned upon the throne throughout
eternity. WM. FELTER.
Mound City, Kas. "
B 2 & Z17 El A I
Box Sent niECm
huxbnntl, iu-i ur brut if
of liiinof drin liKF. h
wretly I lac.n I .,), im
Ir in hi eutfea, ! or
food wlt'mnt bi knwl
e l .;, it 1 ent i rl y o .or
leu and h rlrw. Arf
can wipe out tlti ftrarf'
evil and permanent.
toptU - craTin? forliu
nor, ai did Mm It. L,
1'ownaend, of Svl"n, I s.
For year )) praj-eii
hrt hiiband to q'i't
d rink! ns, but found tlmt
hr. coiil'l nut do co of )i
ownf.ee will, and learn
in of thia rem rknb.
cure, aba iWcnulnvd 9
try It. Mr. 'io n t j
L hit band iwu i
fMllo TahWi no loat at. detlra for vbUkyt the iirht of
dorof whiky and b.er now make htia denlhly aii'k Stm
. . - . i i - - ' 1 - 1'- -
t AuVHarnu viu vt fi,w.w . , . "
i Boatesaioa of thU company. Auyooa mho will ueiirttin
I inume ftadrireaa tot.'n Milo DrngCo, 4 fcnildtnfc
i bt. liOula. Mo., will recelva by ma'l. faled tn ij'stin wrppA
a free package of thiwoni'e-'iil ri 'iedv and fujt Inatnir'M of
Jo tr .' -' bit.'t t coati uolhiag to UJ J
7 SJ'K .
IF IT FaD6, F.tTCH IT BACK.
The only Colored Shirt in the world
st any price sold under a pooiUvo
guarantee to hold its color.
: United States Treasurer Roberts
places the monetary stock of the coun
try on June 30, 1903, including gold
and silver, United States notes, treas
ury notes and national bank notes but
nc certificates, at $2,688,149,621. an in
crease of 1124.882,963 for the year. The
increase in gold was $60,137,401 and in
national bank i.otes $56.95)8.559. To
this amount Aldrich and Fowler would
add $200,000,000 of rag baby, asset cur
rency. No populist living, or ever
lived, ever advocated such a wild in
flation scheme as these men are doing.
And these are the very men who de
nounced populists as lunatics when
they asl ed for an increase in the cur
rency at a time when the per capita
circulation wa3 less than half what It
is now. .
When some opponent of. public own
ership tries to frighten you by sayirg
that public ownership o" the railroads
will -fasten a debt of about eleven bil
lions on the American people, Just ask
him who pays the Interest and divi
dends upon the ievea billions of, rail
road stocks and bonds now? Un
doubtedly the people who travel over
the railroads and who consume prod
ucts shipped over them. But govern
ment credit is better than the credit
o? any private corporation, no matter
hew big it may be; heuce, Uncle Sam
would pay , a much smaller rate of in
terest on the eleven, billions than is
paid under private ownership which
would be a saving to the whole people.
The Big Clothlnr 8 tor dikes a specialty of
tbts trrsnd value; 13.00 in another brand won't
(rive you to much xQir goodness. All all
lattenw -one mile price "
See them. Sample them. Buy them.
ARMSTB0S6 CLOTHS CO.
1221-27 O St., Lincoln. Ntb.
; The service of the Nickel Plate road
to New York city and Boston is un
surpassed. Three fast express trains,
in each direction, daily. These train
are composed of modern flrst-class day
ccaches, elegant vestlbuled sleeping
cars between Chicago, New York and
Bcston and other eastern points Su
perior dinng car service, meals being
served on American club plan, ranging
In price from 36 cents to $1.00; also
se rvlce a Ja carte. Passengers can
travel comrortably and economically
via the Nickel Plate. See that your
ticket reads that way. Chicago city
ticket office. Ill Adams street Depot,
La Salle street and Van Buren street
or. the elevated loop.
Sept 24, Oct 1815.
The story of the treatment of
teachers In the Philippines have been
so generally circulating among the
tfacMng fraternity in the United
States that the government will have
to apply elsewhere If it gets any more
to go there. Colonel Edwards, chief
of the insular buTeau, called for 150
teachers offering salaries from $900
to $2,000. Only forty-two applicants
epplied. Wouldn't it be a good idea
for Colonel Edwards to apply to
Spain? The kind of teachers he wants
teachers who will ll"e on rice and
bamboo sprouts and keep their mouths
rhut about any little oppressions that
the Taft government sees fit to in
flict, do not live in these-states.
9 Homeseekers' Excursion.
Round trip rate ONE FARE PLUS $2.00. On sale Oct
6 and 20, Not. 3 and 17.
Return Limit 21 Days.
The low rte wilt enable you to Inspect the rich and fer
tile land in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Da
kota, the Canadian Northwest Also many points in Ne
: Ad dress:
R. W. McGinnis,
General Agent, Llneoln, ebraska.
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