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November 29, 1894.
THE WEALTH MAKERS.
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What do the eight-hour advocates pro
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Who was President of the United State. In
1849 183tt 18691
Who have been the occupants of the presi
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during every presidential administration I
How many Democrats, Republicans, and
member, of other parties have we had in
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Whence originated the name, of "Brother
Jonathan," "Uncle 8am," "Loeo-Foco,"
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HE WANTS HIS FORTUNE.
An Escaped Missouri Convict, Heir to,
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Chicago, Nov. 2(5. Samuel Carson,
au escaped convict from Jefferson
City, Ma, who had been .a Chicago
cabman for ten years, has fallen heir
to $10,000 left by his parents and has
surrendered, lie hopes that with
the aid of the money he can employ
attorneys who will secure a pardon
for him. He was in prison for steal
ing cattle near Marysville, Mo.
Carson's escape was effected by
concealing himself in a stone pile in
the prison yard at dusk, after having
fixed a gate lock so that, though ap
parently secure, it had not operated.
Lumbermen Swindled Out of 8800,000.
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 26. One of
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West has been brought to liifht, and
detectives have unearthcfii in this city
a large amount of the swag. The
case envolves the Pennsylvania land
and lumber company and the leading
lumber dealers of Michigan, Wiscon
sin, Minnesota and Canada, who have
been swindled out of over $500,000.
A Veteran Kdltor Pastes Away.
Washington. Nov. 26. E. S. Ham
lin, founder of the Cleveland Leader,
and a member of congress from Ohio
before the war, died here yesterday,
aged 86 years. Hie death was due
indirectly to an assault two months
ago by a negro who attempted to
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Adopted by the Conv-ntlon at Om
aha Nebraska, July 4, 1802.
Assembled upon the one hundred and
sixteenth anniversary of the Declaration
of Independence, the People's Party of
America, in their first national conven
tion, invoking upon their action the
blessings of Almighty God. puts forth in
the name, and on behalf of the people of
the country, the following preamble and
declaration of principles:
The conditions which surround us best
justify our co-operation; we meet in the
midst of a nation brought to the verge
of moral, political and material ruin.
Corruption dominates the ballot box,
the legislatures, the Congress, and
touches even the ermine of the
bench. The people are demoralized;
most of the states hav Usn compelled
to isolate the voters at the polling places
to prevent universal intimidation or
bribery. The uewpapers are largely
rtubsidized or muzzled; public opinion
silenced; busiuens prostrated; our homes
covered with mortgages; labor impover
ished; and the laud concentrating in the
hands of the capitalists. The urban
workmen are denied the right of organi
zation for self-protection; imported pau
perized labor beats down their wages; a
hireling army, unrecognized by our law,
is established to sboot them down; and
they are rapidly degenerating into Euro
pean conditions. The fruits of the toil of
millions are boldly stolen to build up
colossal fortunes forafew.unprecedeuted
in the history of mankind, and the pos
sessors of these in turn despise the re
public and endanger liberty. From the
same prolific womb of governmental in
justice we breed the two great classes
tramps and millionaires.
The national power to create money
is appropriated to enrich bondholders; a
vast public debt, payable in legal tender
currency, has been funded into gold-bearing
bonds, thereby adding millions to
the burdens of the people.
Silver, which has beeu accepted as coin
since the dawn of history, has been de
monetized to add to the purchasing pow
er of gold, by decreasing the value of all
forms of property, as well as human la
bor, and the supply of currency is pur
posely abridged to fatten usurers, bank
rupt enterprise, and enslave industry. A
vast conspiracy against mankind has
been organized on two continents, and
it is rapidly taking possession of the
world. If not met and overthrown at
once it forebodes terrible social convul
sions, the destruction of civilization, or
the establishment of an absolute despot
ism. We have witnessed for more than
a quarter of a century the struggles of
the two great political parties for power
and plunder, while grievous wrongs have
been inflicted upon the Buffering people.
We charge that the controlling influence
dominating both these parties have per
mitted the existing dreadful conditions
to develop, without serious effort to
prevent or restrain them.
Neither do they now promise us any
substantial reform. They have agreed
together to ignore, in the coming cam
paign, every issue but oue. They pro
pose to drown the outcries of a plundered
people with the uproar of a sham battle
over the tariff; so that capitalists, corpo
rations, national banks, rings, trusts,
watered stock, the demonetization of sil
ver, and the oppressions of the usurers
may all be lost sight of. They propose
to sacrifice our homes, lives uiiti childi eu
on the altar of Mammon; to destroy the
multitude iu order to secure corruption
funds from the millionaires. Assembled
on the anniversary of the birthday of
the nation, and filled with the spirit of
the grand generation of men, who estab
lished our independence, we seek to re
store the government oi the Republic to
the bands of "the plain people," with
whose class it originated. We assert our
purposes to be identical with the purpose
of the national constitution: "to forma
more perfect union, establish justice, in
sure domestic tranquility, provide for the
common defense, promote the general
welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty
ourselves and our posterity."
We declare that this republic can only
endure as a free government while built
upon the love of the whole peopleforeach
other and for the nation; that it cannot
be pinned together by bayonets, that the
civil war is over and that every passion
and resentment which grewoutof itmust
die with it; and that we must be in fact,
as we are in name, one united brother
hood. Our couutrj- fiuds itself confront
ed by conditions for which there is no
precedent in the history i the world.
Our annual agricultural productions
amount to billions of dollars in value,
which must within a few weeks or months
be exchanged for billions of dollars of
commodities consumed in their produc
tion; the existing currency supply ia
wholly inadequate to make thisexchange.
The results are falling prices, the forma
tion of combines and rings, and the im
poverishment of the prod ucingclass. We
pledge ourselves that if given power we
will labor to correct these evils by wise
and reasonable legislation, In accordance
with the terms of our platform.
We believe that the powers of govern
mentin other words, of the people
should be expanded (as in the case of the
postal service) as rapidly and as far as
the good sense of an intelligent people,
and the teachings of experience, shall
justify; to the end that oppression, in
justice and poverty shall eventually cease
in the land.
While our sympathies as a party of re
form are naturally upon the sideof every
proposition which will tend to make men
intelligent, virtuous and temperate, we
nevertheless regard these questions im
portant as they are as secondary to the
groat issues now pressing for solution;
and upou which not only our individual
prosperity, but the very existence of free
institutions depends; and we ask all men
to first help us to determine whether we
are to have a republic to administer, be
fore we differ as to the conditions upon
which it is to be administered; believing
that the forcej of reform this day organ
ized will never ceaseto move-istiwd,an--til
every wrong is righted and equal pri
vileges established for all tae-uiea and
women of this country.
We declare, therefore,
union of the people.
First, That the union of the labor
forces of the United States this day con
summated, shall be permanent and per
petual; may itsspiritenterinto all hearts
for the salvation of the republic and the
uplifting of mankind.
Second, Wealth belongs to him who
creates it; and every dollar taken from
industry, without an equivalent, is rob
bery. "If any man will not work neither
shall he eat." The interests of rural and
civic labor are the same; their enemies
Third. We believe that. the time has
come when the railroad corporations
will either own the people or the people
uiust own the railroads; aud should the
government enter upon the work of own
ing aud managing the railroads, w
should favor an aniendmeut to the con
stitution by which all persons engaged
in the government service shall be pro
tected by civil service regulations of the
most rigid character, so as to prevent
the increase of the power of the uationul
administration by the use of such addi
tional gonernmeut employes.
We damand a national currency, safe,
sound and flexible; issued by the geueral
government only; a full legal tender for
all debts public and orivate: and that
witnout t he use ot DanKingeorporations;
a just equitable and efficient means of
distribution direct to the people, at a tax
not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, to
be provided as set forth in the sub-treasury
plan of the Farmers' Alliance, or
some better system; also by payment in
discharge of its obligations for public
We demand free and unlimited coinage
of silver and gold at the . present legal
ration of 16 to 1.
We demand that the amount of cir
culating medium be speedily increased to
not less than $ 50 per capita.
We demand a graduated income tax.
We believe that the money of the
country should be kept, as much as pos
sible, in the hands of the people; and
hence we demaud that all state and na
tional revenues shall be limited to the
necessary expenses of the government,
economically and honestly administered.
We demand that poBtal savings banks
beestablished by the government for the
safe deoosit of the earnings of the people
and the facilitation of exchange.
" Transportation being a means of ex.
change and a public necessity; the gov
ernment should own and operate the
railroads in the interest of the people.
The telegraph and telephone, like the
postofflce system, beiug a necessity, for
the transmissionof news, should be owned
and operated by the government in the
interests of the people.
The land, including all natural re
sources of wealth, is the heritage of the
people, and should not be mouopolized
for speculative purposes; and alien owner
ship of land should be prohibited. All
land now held by railroads and other
corporations in excess of their actual
needs, and all lands now owned by
aliens, should be reclaimed by the gov
ernment aud held for actual settlers
The following resolutions were offered
independent of the platform, and were
adopted, as expressive of the sentiments
of the convention: 1
Resolved, That wedemand a free ballot
and a fair count in all elections, and
pledge ourselves to secure to it every
legal voter without federal intervention,
through the adoption by the states of
the unperverted Australian secret ballot
Resolved, That th revenue derived from
a graduated income tax should be appli
ed to the reduction of theburdenof taxa
tion now levied upon the domestic iu
dustries of this couutry.
Resolved, That we pledge on- support
to fair and liberal pensions o ex-Union
soldiers and sailors.
Resolved, Tha. v. e condemn the fallacy
of protecting American labor under the
present system, which opensour ports to
the pauper and criminal classes of the
world, and crowds out our wage-earners
and we denounce the present ineffective
law against contract labor, and demand
the . further restriction of undesirable
Resolved, That we cordially sympa
thize with the efforts of organized work
ingmen to shorter the hours of labor and
demaud a rigid enforcement of the exist
ing eight-hour law on government work,
and ask that a penalty clause be added to
Resolved, That we regard the main
tenance of a large standing army of
mercenaries, known as the Pinkerton
system, as a menace to our liberties, and
we demand its abolition, and wecondemn
the recent invasion of the Territory of
Wyoming by the hired assassins of
Plutocracy, assisted by Federal officers.
Resolved, That we commend to the
thoughtful consideration of the people
aud the reform press, the legislative sys
tem known as the Initiative and Referen
dum. ... .
Resolved, That we favor a constitu
tional provision limiting the office of a
president and vice president to one term,
and providing for the election of the
senators by a direct vote of the people.
Resolved, That we oppose any subsidy
or national aid to any private corpora
tion for any purpose.
, H. E. Taubeneck, Chairman, Marshall,
J. H. Turner, Secretary. Georgia.
Lawrence McFauland, Secretary, New
M. C. Rankin, Treasurer, Terre Haute,
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Safe blowers entered J. n. Hexter's
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cracked the safe for about $55 in cash,
taking with them some valuable
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TIIE FARM AND U0iE.
SHORTHORNS AND HOLSTEINS
A3 DAIRY COWS.
Shorthorn Milking QualltlM lUult,
Early Umbt-To Mak tha Man
and Tali Grow Farm
Note Home Hint.
Shorthorn a Dairy Cow.
A valued reader of Coleman's Rural
World who has taken it for more than
thirty years and read it religiously all
tbe time, said to the editor that he did
not think as we do in regard to Hoi
stein cattle. Asked what be meant,
he said: "I am ot the opinion that the
Shorthorn is the best all around farm
er's cow." What, for milk, and but
ter and beef? "Ves, for' alL She is
' the best all purpose animal we have
in the shape of a cow in tbis country."
On what grounds do you base your
' opinion? You do not own any, you
used to breed Jerseys; did you ever
own a milking herd of Shorthorns?
' "No, I did not; but I have seen the
dairy herds of England and I have
canvassed the matter of dairy cows
with the farmers there and can assure
you that if you were to take the Short
horn breeding out pf the English
dairys there would be very little left
And in so far as England is a dairy
country just so far is she a breeder of
Shorthorns. Moreover, take the Short
horn blood out ot tho dairy herd" even
of this country and what have you
' left? Go over our farms in the West
as I have done for nearly half a cen
tury and see on how few of them you
will find a Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey
or any other of the pure dairy breeds.
: No sir, the Shorthorn and its crosses
has given us the milch stock of the
country, has been for many years the
general purpose cow for the farmer
and is so to-day, in my opinion. The
other breeds are good enough in their
place, and they each have a place, but
I am talking of a general purpose cow
for the farmers of the : West; a cow
that will give a pailful of milk morn
ing and night, raise a good, big, beefy
calf every yearthat will make a l,f-00
: pound steer at two years old. if rightly
handled, or a cow that at the same age
will produce anither calf just as good
as herself. And to cap tbe climax the
cow may at any time be dried off and
with a little extra feed of the right
kind can be converted into beef."
This and much more was said by the
veteran farmer, who not only has age
and experience on his side, but as well
claims to carry a heavy load of good
horse sense, and a level head into the
bargain. There is too, a world of
truth in his reasoning, as every un
prejudiced reader will admit
The Shorthorn cattle were among
the first improved stock brought to
this country, its first coining tracing
back to the early years of the century
and its influence is felt in every nook
and corner of every state in the Union.
Wherever improved blood is found
then, as a rule, the Shorthorn paved
the way; hence they are used on nearly
every improved farm in the country,
are of good constitution, size, beefing
qualities, good rustlers and feeders',
stylish, gentle, good breeders and at
times excellent milkers. '
There is no question either that in
their early history, the Shorthorns
were used and known as the best
milch cattle of England, and many
instances of their extraordinary pro
ductiveness are on record and have
been published scores of times. The
same proclivities are found in them
here and there in this country and
crop out every once in a while; but
from the time they were first imported
until now, the first and only thing re
quired of them has been to raise a calf
every year. They have been ; im
ported, bred and raised purely , as
breeding animals and when they had
raised and weaned their calves, were
dried off and expected to go through
the same process over again, and this
was repeated so long as the animal
lived. It was too much trouble to
milk a herd of Shorthorn for
the average run of breed
ers who saw from two hundred to a
thousand dollars in every talf that
came. They had no use for milkers,
for a dairy, or milk either, for that
matter. It looked too much like
caring for the pennies and neglecting
the dollars. The result is that the
milking propensities of the Shorthorns
in this country, so long as they re
mained in the hands of the breeders,
were not only neglected, but very
nearly bred out of them True, once
in a while an individual animal in
other herds, would retain the propen
sity to such an extent as to compel
milking, but so exceptional was this
as to be worthy of remark, as a
notable instance of inherited qualities
that could not be bred out
During the years of tbe century
many cold blooded animals were bred
to imported and full blooded bulls,
and the produ e very widely distrib
uted, as much so indeed as the pure
blooded animals; and it is these that
we find in the milking herds of the
country not the pedigreed cows. It
will take as many years for tbe latter
to recover the milking propensity as it
did to lose it Such losses are not
made good at the will of the owner, or
by the prescription of a physician. In
v A wtftntime our good old friend will
bear in mind that the fioisteins are
here all ready made to hand, giving
more milk than any other animal or
breed, making more butter, and as
much beef. The farmers of the West
are not willing to wait for the Short
horns to recoup their lost quality, and
are compelled to take and use the best
they can get for the purposes of to
day. No man shall discount our opin
ion ot the Shorthorn, nor for present
and practical purposes; for butter,
cheese, milk and beef, tell us that she
is better for tbe general purposes of
the average farmer, than the Holstein.
To Make the Man and Tall Grow.
Mr. Findley, veterinary editor of tho
lor,t eivoTU"a,ia ,vetia9tonow'
, ing treatment to make a horse's mans
and tail grow and to prevent their
falling out: Rubbing the mane and
tail usually results from an nnbealthy
condition of the skin, which in most
cases is caused by neglect of grooming,
or by bad food, or by arty sudden
I change of diet from bad to good. Oc
casionally, however, it appears in
stables where grooming and food are
j unquestionably good Damaged oats
or hay are very ready causes for this
annoying affection. In every case,
therefore, the food should be careful
ly examined. Young horses, on com
ing into stables, sometimes suffer from
irritation of the skin, probably from
change of diet Horses recovering
from fever frequently lose
a large portion of the hair
from the mane and the tail In tbe
latter case it seems to arise from an
impoverished state of the blood. In
regard to the treatment, if any posi
tive cause such as damaged food, or
neglected grooming can be ascertained
to have existed, measures, of course,
must be taken to rectify it Without
such amendment loal treatment will
not be of much avail. The local treat
ment consists in dressing the skin with
equal parts of mercurial ointment and
soft soap, made into a lather with hot
water, and applied by means of a stiff,
hard brush. The new hair will grow
rapidly after this application. Besides
the above local remedies, it will bo
necessary to act on the system gener
S ally by a change of diet; green food,
i which, by means of its laxative quali
', ties lessens the irritability of the skin,
should be given. A bran mash with
i five grains of arsenic daily, in addition
j to tho usual food, will exert a beneU
' cial influence on the skin. '
' 1 ' "" ' Farm Note.
Orchards should be well drained.
Fruit growing and bee keeping go
well together. ; i
The roots of trees often extend out
farther than the limba
Every farmer should at least raise
enough fruit for family use.
An orchard will not take care of
Itself, and it will not produce without
Tastes differ, but if you are making
butter to sell you must consult the
tastes of your customers.
The shortest road to good prices is
in having the best articles to sell; this
is true of all farm products.
With most stock for fattening, for
the dairy, or to work, high grade are
fully as good as pure-bred animals.
Tbe best profit can be attained only
by those that are willing to direct
manual labor by intelligent brain
work.;1' ' ; ..
Farms could be wonderfully beau
tified if proper attention were paid to
planting lines of shade trees around
One important item with tbe man
gers or racks is to have them so that
the feed can be put into them with
the least labor.
A grower claims to be able to make
more money growing grapes' at two
cents a pound than in growing wheat
at a dollar a bushel
A little pains taken to provide good
walks will materially lessen the trouble
of cleaning the feet before going into
the barn or the house.
The best time to clean the mud oS
the horses' legs is before it is allowed
to get dry; keeping the legs and feet
clean will prevent scratches.
Some claim that it does not require
any more feed to make a pound of
butter than a pound of beef, but it
certainly requires more skill.
In selling animals for breeders it is
always best to keep within bounds in
all statements and see that the facts
sustain all representations made.
Bathing the abdomen with alcohol is
an excellent remedy for diarrhoea.
A scant cup of butter will often
make a lighter cake than a full cup. .
One of the most palatable of gruels
is a combination of cream, beef tea
and barley water. "
For a change sometimes add a hand
ful of any dried fruit to the oatmeal.
Be careful not to let it stick.
Milk is better for being kept over
night in small tins than if a larger
quantity is kept over in one vessel
Don't waste the cold mutton. A fine
dish can be presented for the domestic
table when cooked with macaroni and
A good lotion for the face and hands
iscocoanut milk. Grate a cocoanut
and squeeze it through a cloth and use
the juice thus obtained.
'A piece of chamois skin bound on
the edges, shaped to fit the heel and
kept in place by a piece of elastic rub
ber, worn over the stockings, will save
All head vegetables, such as cauli
flower, cabbage and lettuce, that are
to be cooked whole, should be im
mersed bead downward in cold water
to free them from grit and insects.
Never allow meat to be placed di
rectly on the ice, as the water draws
out the juices; it is even worse to lay
it there wrapped in paper. It should
always be laid in a clean porcelain
Cut glass should be thoroughly
washed and dried, then rubbed with
prepared chalk, using a soft brush,
and being careful not to neglect any
of the crevices. This will give it a
To detect chicory in coffee put the
powder in cold water; chicory gives a
colored infusion in the water, whereas
coffee does not, and by the depth of
tbe color the proportion of chicory
may be guessed at
A gargle of salt water as hot as caa
be used is one of the best, as it is on
?f the simplest, home remedies for
tore throat That persisted in, with a
sathartio medicine to clear the system,
will cure almost any sore throat that
' not diphtheritic,
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