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THE FAKMlRS, ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1890.
NATIONAL FARMBBS ALLIANCE.
President, H. L. Loucks, Dakota.
Vice-President. John H. Powers. Nebraska.
Secretary, August Post, Moulton, Iowa.
Treasurer, J. J. Furlong, Minnesota.
Lecturer, N. B. Ashby. Des Moines, Iowa.
NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE.
President, John H. Powers, Cornell,
ice President, Valentine Horn, Aurora.
Secretary-Treasurer, J. M. Thompson, Lincoln.
Lecturer, W. F. Wright, Johnson county.
Asst. lecturer, Logan McUeynolds, Fairfield.
ChaphUn, Rev. J. 8. Edwards, Wahoo.
Door keeper, D. W. Barr, Clay county.
Asst. door keeper, G. C. Underhill, Unadilla.
Searreant-at-arms, J. Billinysly, Sbelton.
J, Burrows, chairman; B. F. AllSn, Wabash;'
J. W. Williams, Fllley; Albert Dickerson,
Litchfield; Frank H. Young, Custer.
Post Omcx at Lihcoln, Neb., Jane 18, 188.
I hereby certify that The Alliance, a week
ly newspaper published at this place, has been
determined by the Third Assistant Post Mas
ter General to be a publication entitled to
admission in the mails at the pound rate of
postage, and entry of it as such is accordingly
made upon the books of this office. Valid
while the character of the publication re
mains unchanged. Albert Watkins,
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
For Senator Twenty-Ninth District.
At a senatorial convention for the
Twenty-ninth senatorial district, held
at Indianola August 14, Jasper N.
Kountz was nominated as the people's
independent candidate for senator trom
Mr. A. J. Green, of Beaver City,
writes: Candidate is a farmer, a na
tive of Indiana; was a soldier during
our late war; is a member of the G. A.
R., and is a man every inch of him.
Heretofore has always voted the repub
lican ticket, but is now an enthusiastic
and earnest supporter of the people's
party. He never was a candidate in
any convention for office before. Mr.
Kountz is a man of ability, and when
he takes his seat in January, as he will,
the industrial classes of southwestern
Nebraska will be proud of him.
A Paper Repudiated.
The following is in relation to a paper
started at Aurora under the name of
the Nebraska Alliance. The thing is
probably dead. We stated at the time
that any one with gall enough to take
the name of a paper already published
in the same state was probably a fraud;
Aurora, Neb., Aug. 9. 1890.
We the members of Hamilton County
Alliance, in session assembled, state
that we nave no connection whatever
with the sheet published at Aurora, Ne
braska, called the Nebraska Alliance; and
further, that the publishers of said
sheet made application to us for aid
before coming here, and were told that
we had no use for them. They are npt
members of the Alliance.
By order of committee.
" M. H. Severen, Sec.
Another Chapter on Insurance.
Editor Alliance, In your naper of
April 19th, under a " Chapter on Insur
ance " old line or stock companies were
shown to make some money which they
did not rightly earn viz: 100 per cent on
their cash investment.
I will try to show what another kind
(the mutuals) are making (or rather
saving.) " .
Iowa has 116 mutuals incorporated,
carrying $68,840,642.73 in risks, and
last year paid $88,393.51, and 'expenses
$36,061.62; total, $125,055.13, and the
cost per $1,000.00 at risk is $1.83 on the
average. Multiply this by rive and you
will leave$9.1o for hve years.insurance.
or less than one per cent, and some of
the companies carried fire, lierhtnincr
and tornado. Only one (I judge by
name in Auditors report) carried tor
From t he report of commissioner of
insurance I find that the state has fifty
six mutual companies, and that the
membership is 97,089. Amount at risk
$161,272,602.00; losses $83,303.87; the
average cost per $1,000 is $2.57. This
is tire and lightning only. Michigan
has two exclusive wind-storm compa
nies carrying $1,451,375 arid neither of
them made an assessment last year.
Iowa has but one exclusive wind-storm
company carrying $7,471, 602 00; amount
of assessment for 1889 per $1,')00 was
about 82 cents. This company has
been running six years, and the cost
(except membership fee) has been but
$1.00. The foregoing has been taken
from official reports and can be relied
If the farmers would compare these
figures with the figures on the title page
of their policies I think they will see
the need of letting money sharks alone,
and getting into a good mutual insur
ance company, and as the busy season
will soon close the insurance" business
can be discussed and some final action
taken. A Farmer.
A Good Sound Letter From Webster
Guide Rock, Aug. 13, 1890.
B bother Burrows: Last evening
V. A. McKeighan addressed the people
at Blackwell school house, in Beaver
Creek township, in this (Webster) coun
ty. Many "doubting Thomases" were
there of course, but I feel convinced
that the ideas of many were revolution
ized while there. Directly after the
convention at Hastings many charges
were brought against his public oilicial
character,. They have all beautifully
vaporized, but now the charges have
been reduced to personal vituperation.
Now, Brother Burrows it has been
' thus ever more, and perhaps ever more
will be. s It is said "no persecution is so
intolerant us religous persecution," and
I think political persecution will rank,
next in intolerance. Nothing has ever
amused or pleased me more than Mc
Keighau's vigorous attacks upon the
ideas of the bloodthirsty monopolists
who with solemn smirk assure every
body that if he is elected the country
will surely "go to the dogs." Each in
dividual by nature, sticks up for No. 1,
and when the people in general become
educated up to a full and clear under
standing of the facts, and succeed in
washing their eyes clean of the dust that
is continually being thrown into their
faces by the wily and unscrupulous
monopolist, then will McKeighan get
there with a mighty whoop, and 1 fear
not that he will meet with a triumphant
election next fall.
I was laised a republican, have voted
for each and every republican nominee
for the presidency since U, S. Grant's
first election, with the exception of
Garfield. That fall I voted for Gen.
Weaver. Afterwards my monopolistic
friends pursuaded. me that it was sheer
nonsense for me a farmer to hold ideas
on finance when our. great and illus
trious statesmen have made it a study
from time immorial, and are not vet
determined what is for the good of our
In the spring when our independent
movement was born I recovered cour
.age, and felt, in the language of Bill
Nye, that when the thinking depart-
jteitot tee massive'brain of our., illus
trious statesmen was set fairly to work
ing, that it failed to evolve anything
that has ever proved beneficial to the
farmer. Then why monkey any longer
with the old machine. And I believe
that the maker of the universe in his
infinite mercy, provided he directly con
trols the destinies of man, will extend
his sympathy sufficiently that we shall
lead on to glorious victory next No
vember. Yours fraternally,
G. H. Payne, Cor. Sec. No. 774.
A HOME ENDORSEMENT FOR
We have received a copy of The Dem
ocrat of Aug. 14, published at Spencer,
Owen Co., Ind. Spencer is the former
home of Hon. J. V. Wolfe, the people's
candidate for state treasurer. The fol
lowing is what The Democrat says of him :
"We are glad to learn that our old
friend and former citizen of this place,
Hon. J. V. Wolfe, of Lincoln, Neb., has
been nominated by the great people's con
vention of that state for State Treasurer.
We do not say that Mr. Wolfe is more
suitable for the position for which he has
been nominated than many other citizens
of that state, but we would be under
stood as saying that his qualifications and
attainments for the discharge of that
office are equal to any other citizen living
in the state of Nebraska. Mr. Wolfe is
not without experience in the line of his
promotion. He was twice elected treasu-
5 j j i us t n I
rer oi mis couniy, anu serveu ma icnuw
citizens in mat capacity ior lour years,
and no one has ever discharged its duties
more acceptably or faithfully than he.
Mr. Wolfe was honored by an election as
Representative from this county to the
Indiana House of Representatives. And
although comparatively a young man,
and inexperienced in business of that
character, he soon evinced a legislative
skill and ability which at once made him
one of the leaders of the house of the ses
sion of 1863, which was one of the most
stormy and memorable sessions ever held
in the state. And whether acting in the
capacity of legislator, officer or private
citizen, his gentlemanly bearing and con
duct have been the same, and he has al
ways enjoyed the unbounded confidence
of all with whom he came in contact. We
congratulate the people of Nebraska on
their selection of a candidate for State
Treasurer, and should he be elected they
will never have reason to regret then-
Editor Alliance: I see in vour is
sue of the 19th inst. under the caption
of "Homesteading" something that
strikes home, having just made final
proof on one. I must say that if I had
it to do now, knowing what I do, I
should prefer no land in mine to a
homestead. The system of taxation
alone makes homesteaders scrimp along
with half enough furniture and as little
stock and implements as possible, never
asking whether you can make a living
or not; axd I know from actual ex-
erience that the average settler ruere
y exists, half live, half starve, and let
me tell you more than half of the mort
gages on the land to-day are traceable
to the trap laid by Uncle Sam. People
come out here under wrong impres
sions and misrepresentations, and enter
land, and not having enough to pay
their fare back, are obliged to stay.
Forced meat is no choice, and a forced
settler is a very poor one to develop the
fertility that the soil is capable of.
More than half of such settlers barely
fulfill the law and go out to work the
balance of the time, and anxiously look
forward to the time when they can get
a loan, and when they get that they are
gone, and they are more to be pitied
Hail to the independent movement.
Our government is rotten to the core
and needs and must.be revolutionized.
Uncle Sam gives the land to the poor
settler in order to furnish victims for
the money shark. Plutocrats and poli
ticians have need to spout. It has
served them well. But 'Good-bye, my
First Gun in Logan County.
On Saturday, August 16th, at Logan,
under the auspices of Logan Alliance,
was held one of the most enjoyable and
successful picnics ever held in the coun
ty. The principal speakers of the day
were A. U. Watson, count; organizer
of Custer county, and C. W . Beal,
editor of the Alliance Motor at Broken
Bow. On account of the unpleasant
weather the crowd had to abandon the
out door entertainment, and repaired to
Shrader's large hall when the closest
attention was given for three hours to
an able discussion of the living issues
instead of the dead ones. The Logan
Glee Club and the Candy brass band
furnished the music.
In the evening the vounsr people fin
ished the program by a grand dance
JNo nappier occasion ever occurred in
Logan county. About twenty wagon
loads from Lincoln county and a num
ber from Custer were in attendance.
Ex-Senator Tipton on W. F. Wight.
The following letter was written by
Ex-Senator Tipton to a friend who of
fers it for publication.
Brownsville. Neb., Aug. 5, 1890
Dear Sir: In answer to yours of re
cent date. I can answer that I have
known W. F. Wright, your candidate
for commissioner of public lands and
buildings, for about 30 years, and have
t t - . n A , .
always iounu mm intelligent, nonest
and capable of discharging any trust
imposed upon him. I remember especi
ally, about the close of the late war,
when 1 was assessor ot internal reve
nue for the Territory of Nebraska,
with what courage and prudence he
made assessments and collections upon
our western border, after other depu
ties had failed, on account of privations
and the hostility of many ranchmen
and traders. Though not a member
of vour independent party, I could not
say less of an o!o familiar acquaintance
. ,V. Tiftox.
Editor Alliance: Bro. D'Alle
mand has written you in regard to our
meeting at Arapahoe and Edison in
Furnas county. On Saturday last the
people of Gosper countv met in a pic
nic at Phillips' grove. The woods were
fairly alive with people, some coming
as far as 2a miles. 1 addressed them
first, after which their attention was
occupied for about an hour longer by
short but eioquentaddresses by Messrs
bte.vens.and I oeman.
ne nest or reeling prevailed, and
when three cheers for the people's tick
et was called for, and led by an old
soldier, the woods rang with a mighty
think the second district is at
J. H. Powers
Estimates for Coal.
All Alliances wisnmg to procure coa
through the State Agency are requested
to send in estimates of the amount they
will require, as nearly as possible,, at
once. Coal will be shipped direct from
the mine to the local station where
wanted, at the mine price, the receiver
to pay freight;
J. W. Hartley, State Agent,
QUEER WAYS IN THIBET.
the VattTM Make ad Serve T
Other Peeallar Cuttmi.
The people of, Thib'i have the frm
conntrr's roost recent explorer, to i
Washington Star reporter. "To begii
with, the tea they use comes from west
ern China in the shape of bricks, whict
are pressed into such convenient ahapi
for carrying overland. All sorts o:
teas are made into bricks for purpose:
of transportation across Asia, it being
very well .understood by conniseurs it
the herb that a sea trip spoils it. Bu
the tea imported into Thibet is of a ven
poor quality as a rule. There is in v
as much weight oi twigs as of leaves.
"Having pounded a portion of tin
briek tea in some sort of mortar th
Thibetan housewife puts it in a largi
vZJf l a,
boil ever a fare made from dry manure
1 he resulting solution she poors into s
copper vessel ana mere permits it u
queer-looking wooden churn tbrougl
a course willow basket that serves as i
strainer. To the liquid in the churn,
before procee'ding further she adds i
portion of butter and some salt. Th
mixture is then churned up in ordiiran
fashion, and, when it is thoroughly
mixed, is poured into a teapot o
bronze. From the teapot it is dis
pensed into the little cup-shaped vesseli
which each Thibetan carries with hint
"The cup-shaped vessel I refer to ii
usually of wood, sometimes lined wit!
silver. Thibetans employ it not onlj
as their sole drinking utensil, but als
as a dish for solid food. What thej
consume mainly as a substantial diet ii
parched barlev. When a gentleman o
Thibet feel$ hungry he sits down, and,
taking from a leather pouch a portiee
of barley, he mixes a little water wit!
it, and stirring k up into a dough eatt
it in that shape. 11ms hunger is satis-
tied and he goes qn his way rejoicing.
a what we call the pleasures oi th
table the Thibetan takes no stock what
ever. There never was a typica
Asiatic yet who cared anything aboul
amusement in the ordinary sense of th
word. He doesn't go to the "theater
there is no such institution in the land
of the lamas. Nor does he indulge in
any other rational enjoyment of civili
zation, though he does not scorn wha'
might be called the primary viees.
Thibet is a very cold country, but it '
inhabitants do not warm themselves bj
the consumption of fuel. When th
weather is chiFly they simply pat or
more clothes in proportion as the mer
ill. if there Avas a ther
mometer to register the temperature
v ThiMT (rarmonta nnnclet nmi'nlr fny
each individual of a voluminous cloai
with sleeves and a high collar, undei
which a shirt is sometimes worn.
Boots, with soles of rawhide and up
pers of cloth and cotton, are made foi
them in China. For rainy days a cir
cular cape of felt is provided. The gun
used by a 1 hibetan has a long fork at
tached to it, which is stuck in tht
ground for use as a rest for the weapon.
.Naturally, the deadly instrument is oi
primitive pattern, intended to be sel
off with a primingr, and the nativt
wears attached to his belt a number o)
little brass cones, each of them con
taining an exjtct load of gunpowder.
Those people of the country who live
on the great elevated plains" or steppes
dwell in black tents; but the villager!
reside usually in two-story stone houses,
the lower story being given up to a
stable for the cattle. Not all of Thibet,
as is supposed, is actually subject to
China. The country is divided up.
politically speaking, into many tribes,
and not a fw of tli-ese tribes axe gov
erned by chiefs who owe no allegiance
to anybody not even to the Chines
How a Spicier Catches Fish.
The physical powers of the lycosidse.
the popular running, ground, or wolf
spider, are well illustrated by an in
stance recorded in the proceedings ot
the Academy of Natural Sciences of
Philadelphia. The result, as reported,
was ahieved by pure strength and ac
tivity, without any of the mechanical
advantages of snare.
Mr. Spring, while walking with a
friend in the swamp' wood, which was
pierced by a dike three feet wide, was
attracted bv the exi raordinary move
ments of a large l,n k spider in the
middle of a diwh. Closer examination
showed that the creature had caught a
fish. She had fastened upon it with a
deadly grip just on ti e forward side of
the. dorsal tin. and the poor nsh was
swimming round and round slowly, or
twisting its body as if in pain.
ll.'rj head of its biaek enemy was
sometimes almost pulled under water,
but the strength of the iish would not
permit an entire submersion. It moved
its tins as if exhausted, and often rested.
Finally it swam under a floating leaf
near the shore, and made a vain effort
to dislodge the spider by scraping
against the under side of the leaf.
The two had now closely approached
the bank. Suddeuly the loug black
legs of the spider emerged from the
water, and the hinder ones reached ont
and fastened upon the irregularities of
the sides of th.e. ditch. The spider com
menced tuggiug at his prize in order
to land it. The observer ran to the
nearest house for a wide-inouth'ed bot
tle, leaving his friend to watch the
During an interval of six or eight
minutes' absence the spider had drawn
the tish entirely out of the water; then
both creatures had fallen iu again, th
bank being nearly perpendicular.
There followed a great struggle, and
on Mr. Spring's return the tish was
already hoisted head first more than
half its length upon the land. It was
very much exhausted, hardly making
any movement, and was being slowly
and steadily drawn up by the spider,
who had evhleutly gainedvthe victory.
Popular Science Monthly.
The Dyak Girl.
If her parents belong to the corainou
class she is perfectly free, choosing the
man she likes and carrying on her
courtship without the slightest :nter
ference. -.Neither father nor mother
alludes to her conduct until the young
man makes them a proposal. The ease
of a'-chief's daughter is otherwise.
Light conduct on her part would bring
scandal on the community, and her
marriage should be advantageous to it
if possible. Therefore, she is not al
lowed the privileges of the humbler
sisterhood, and she awaits, in general,
the sanction of her parents. But if the
husband they approve is not satisfactory
to her mind she may refuse him, and
very often she does. form of com
pulsion may be used, for the Dyak girl
has spirit enough, aud she does not
hesitate to run away if pressed too hard,
or even to kill herself, but in such
cases, I imagine.there is some stronger
motive tin avowed. Cornhill Magazine.
A new word has been invented to
describe as verb and noun the repro
duction upon the typewriter and the
matter so ;rn.!r.fcd, It is manuprinfc
prominent Eastern life insurance
company has issued a circular of in
qciry to the physicians of the United
uuziiza, or grip, wwwi n viueur
1 ic in this cenntry last winter,
' disease caused many deaths directly
but its ravages were chiefly through
the acceleration of diseases from
which its victims were suffering when
it attacked them, and through th
1 development of disease which were
' latent and unsuspected in the pereons
attacked. The "Grip" was received
I an a mAttoP tn h sneezed over, both
figuratively and literally, but when
its insidious effects became apparent
tne epidemic arousea serious concern.
ju.utuiu uuu -
Men in tne rall 8trength of manhood
aniHmii, Hnvn hv mmta.
were suddenly cut down by conse- ;
quent oneumonia, and others who up
tothe time the "erip" laid its clutch-!
es upon them were apparently well,
fell into a decline which ended in
death. People with sensitive respir-
i . , r. !i.L 1
Investigation of tho "Grip.1
awry xracis were "c ton in Douglas, are waging an aggres
bronchitis, and lungs which had been e-,va r.; r.amnaitrn wh?i
elear and strong were left as wheezy
as a leaky blacksmiths' bellows. For
this last-mentioned class of sufferers 1
the earlv and Drolonsred hot weather
of the summer season thus far has .
been a godsend. Leading physicians
predicted last winter that the victims
nf tTm o-rin who contracted reanira-
xr..O IJl. I
their bronchial tubes and lungs by
providing hot and dry air for respir-
ation. The predictions ot these med-
ical sages have been verified, and
many a victim of the "grip" is grate-
fill to Providence for the early advent
of summer and the prolongation of
the heated term thus far experienced,
mL -i a . -i- ,
The deductions of the medical de-
partment ot tna insurance company
which is making formal inquiry as to
the after-effects ot the grip" will be
received with general interest, if they
are published. So many people have
for months crooned over the pains
inflicted by the girp, and'so many
others who were fortunate enough to j
escape attack by tne disease nave
laughed about the groaners and ridi
culed their complaints, that the facts j
in regard to the real extent" of the win-
ter plague, and as to its effects upon
the constitutions of its victims, will
j form interesting reading for thou
' sands who have suffered both from
1 disease and from ridicule.
A Ferocious Beast.
The M adras Times chronicles the
doings of a terrible man-eating tiger
During 1889 the monster carried off '
human lives at the rate of one a week.
This year the proportion has doubled.
The tiger is known as the man-eater
ofTintalakunti. It makes the plains
and mountains of Murangapen and
Kalahundi, in the district of Viza
gapatam, the field of its operations.
The government has offered 200 pi
asters for its destruction. -
Last year the man-eater swallowed
fifty-two men, and this year, from
the 1st to the 20th of January, it
had eaten six.
It is absolutely without fear and
does not hesitate to attack a group
of four or five men. It will select the
individual most to its taste and cool
ly walk off with him. The natives of
the locality are paralized with fear.
At the sight of the tiger they become
incapable of action.
Here is one example of the ferocious
audacity of this animal, which oc
cured the beginning of this year: A
mother and her daughter were warm
ing themselves by the fire in their
hut. The door was closed and bolted.
Without an instant's warning the
door was smashed in, the man-eater
leaped into the hut, seized the beauti
ful girl, and walked off with her.
An Infant Giantess,
Pine Level, a hamlet lying six or
seven miles east of Douglasville, Tex.,
and just across from Louisiana,
; boasts of a phenomenon in the shape
i of a girl not quite 10 years old who
has already attained the height of
five feet ten inches. She is the
I daughter of James Rutherlord, en
; gineer at the lumber mill of Carter,
Robinson & Co., who is himself a
giant in size, while his wife is six feet
and a quarter in height,
j The girl, who was, her parents say,
an unusually small, sickly baby, be
gan to grow when she was about 9
years old, and in four years has gain
ed two feet and a half, an almost
unprecedented growth. ' She is stout
and developed in proportion, and
has the strength of a man, but her
mind is feeble, or else she has been
so outstirpped by her body as to give
it no chance to develop. The young
giantess presents a remarkable spec
tacle with her childish face and dress,
seated playing in the sand or amus
ing herself with a doll.
Where is EI Dorado?
This was a question which actutely
exercised the conquerors of Mexico
and Peru. Not content with the
spoils ot these unfortunate countries,
the Spaniards argued that there
must be another and a richer coun
try in the interior, supposed to bo
somewhere to the north or west of
Peru. They called it, in prospective,
the Golden land. Sir Walter Raleigh
tried to find it in Guiana. It has
not yet however, been discovered.
The Spaniards very likely found their
pi nnori,. 1, ninnjnj ir-'
r""10, , T , , '
ICO and rem; and the H.njjlisn DUC-
caneers of whom Sir Walter Raleigh
T . . .
was by no means an insignificant
specimen found their El Dorado in
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plundermg tna plunderers; a sort of
roueh-and-read v retribution, hisrhlv
pleasing, no doubt to the well-known
English sense of justice. Chamber!
. Wanted tho Job.
Woman I want this room whits
washed, but I dread the muss of It
Uncle Pete Guess you'ae had sua
ob dese here cheap whitewaahert bt
wuk. Tee very 'ticular, ma'am. Vti
whitewashed sum ob de finest fenocs
in the city. Whitewash am too
'spenslTe ter spill Toun on :
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. The Farmers' Organixation.
It has been the habit of the old poli
ticians to. quietly smile when the at
tempt to run a state campaign by the
farmers and labor organizations was
mentioned. They have said "these fel
lows don't know anything about prac
tical politics. When election day comes
half the precincts will be without tick
ets and workers. They have no means
of canvassing the state. If they estab
lish headquarters they have no man
capable of managing the vast machin
ery of a state campaign." ,. .
But this year these old political war
horses are already discovering that they
have underestimated the farmer's capa
city for organization. Not only has the
independent .artv secured an active
and effective state central committee,
with George Blake as its efficient head,
LX! ast tte cf. O
p;candidates in the very strongholds
r. candidates in the very sirongnoias
Gf republicanism throughout the state
t i nnhiioan iaoH
in several counties republican leaders
are already astonished at the wonderful
showing of strength made bv the re-
oeinous iarmers, wno aie &uiH.iug iur
independence and reform. Kem on
the north, McKeighan on the south,
Wolfe in Lancaster county and fcdger-
pAven Keems to be makmcr votes in
every county that he visits,
Already the republican organization
and the republican candidates are on
the defensive, yet the democratic divi-
S10n f e geat army of attacK is not
?et afield. orldfferald
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VWMWM VVV -J-
countv was held at the court house in
, Burwell , Angust 2, and nominated R.
P Wright for commissioner and T. W.
Bartley for county attorney. There
( were thirty-eight delegates present, and
'everybody is satisfied with the work
'done. Our representative convention
meets the 20th of August, and we want
a clean and pure man to "present us.
, Our moss-backed, tender-footed editors
f the Gn. P. machine composed of
of the G. O. P. machine composed
nothing but mouth and insinuations to
us and our candidates, are in the soup.
They can't find out who is running this
independent .movement Wonder if
Thayer, Howe, Butler and others
wouldn't like to run it? Hurrah for
liberty, labor, order and the people's
Grand Meeting at York.
We are informed that the meeting at
York on the 15th, was a grand gather-
. . t f A 1 1
ing. iNot less tnan niteen nunmeu peo
ple were on the around.' Families came
j in wagons from twenty miles distant
York, Hamilton, Polk and Butler coun-
ties were represented. Addresses were
i made by Mr. Wolf, and by many local
Mr. Wolf made the banner speech of
He is winning golden opinion
wherever he goes. The enthusiasm
amonsr the farmers is growing, and
there is no doubt the people's ticket will
A Good Nomination for Senator.
The independents of his district have
placed Hon. W. A. Poynter, of Boone
county, on the track for the state sen
ate. Six years ago Mr. Poynter was
the anti-monopoly member of the legis
lature from Boone. Two years ago he
was nominated for state auditor by the
democrats, and was endorsed by the
Union Labor state committee. He is
an able maE. and will make a senator
wholly reliable on the side of the peo
pie. We believe he will be elected.
People's Ticket, Fifty.sixth Representa
On Friday Aug. 15th, at Aurora, near
the line of the two counties composing
the district, viz., Custer and Logan, the
people's convention nominated by ac
clamation C. D. Shrader, of Logan
countv. The district is entitled to two
representatives, and for the second
place H. Lomax and J. Jeffords, both
of Custer county, were placed before
the convention, each receiving the ex
act number of Custer county votes
Logan county breaking the tie by cast
! in? her votes for Lomax, whose nomi
nation was thereupon made unanimous
The ticket will be elected by about one
thousand majority. The usual repub
lican majority until last fall, being
from 1,200 tn 1,500. JL. U. Shrader,
Editor Alliance :The idea of poverty
d squalifying men for office is something
new and novel to say the least. Every
school bov knows that the best states
man .we ever had were comparatively
ooor men. and how old party papers
expect to whip dissatisiied mortgaged
farmers back into the old party fold by
calling them paupers, and advising
them to skip the country between two
lavs. is more tnan we can imagine
Would these papers oppose a stock
holder in the pacitic railroads for office
on the same grounds? Well hardly.
Corporations call off your curs.
Can't you see they are barking up the
wrong tree? J. B. Osler.
Alliance members who, want coal,
i hard or soft, call upon or address State
j Agent Hartley.
RED - POLLED CATTLE.
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A Queer Newport Episode.
, W. Starr Miller, a member of the
"Four Hundred," has made a moss
of it, and all his friends are touching
at him, says a Newport (R. I.) dU-
Eatch. A visitor was announced at
is cottage recently. Miller shook
hands with him. The visitor was
good-looking and well-dressed. To
Mr. Miller's horror the visitor had
called in response to an advertise
ment for a butler. Mr. Miller's man
ner changed at once and the fellow
was ordered from the house with the
aid of a cane. The stranger, Thomas
D. Smith, was dumbfounded and put
ting his hand to his hip pocket, in
formed the infuriated millionaire
that he would blow his head off if
he touched him. And he slowly
backed himself out of the house.
Soon afterwards Miller lodged a
complaint against the visitor, who,
ho said, had threatened to shoot
him. Now, the man had no pistol,
but said he would shoot simply be
cause he felt that he was in the
presence of a very strange man. The
authorities put the matter off several
days, as they felt that Mr. Miller had
no case; but he insisted, and finally
the warrant was sworn out and the
applicant for work was arrested and
promptly released on bail. In court
it came out that the butle had not
been civil, had neglected to say "Yes
sir," and "No, sir." He said simply
"No" and "Yes." The butler was
released and the crowd cheered, while
Miller was hooted and jeered. Police
men dispersed the crowd. The
affair is tne talk of the clubs.
Measuring Ocean Speed.
From the Illustrated American.
The speed of English naval vessels
is generally determined by a run
over a measured mile: This is as if
a 6print runner were allowed to take
a flying stnrt and as if the speed he
attained by spurting lor 100 yards
on a good track were assumed to be
the speed he could make in chasing a
pickpocket in the street. It is noto
rious that these vessels rarely, il
ever attain in actual service the speed
with which they are credited.
It will therefore be understood how
much more accurate was the teat im
posed on the new cruiser, Philadel
phia, when she was made to run forty
miles and back along the coast ol
Long Island. The record she made
was, of course, materially aided by
the work oi the most skillful engi
neers and stokers employed by the
Cramps, and by the use of picked
coal; but there seems to be little rea
son for doubting her ability to run
twenty knots an hour in actual serv
A London Curiosity.
1 One of the curiosities of London
streets this season is a pair of travel
ing musicians, consisting of a lady
and gentleman, both wearing dorai
nos, who take round a piano mounted
on a pony cart. The woman sings,
in a fresh and strong voice, with real
artistic sense, and the man plays.
They reap harvests of silver and cop
per, and then drive off to a new cor
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An Unsparing Arraignment of the Politioo
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Ing portrayal of the monstrously unequal and
unjust conditions now existing: in the United
States, stated as the author says "with plain
ness, that the people may understand It." J.
Burrows in The Farmers' Alliance, June
"The most startling' political pamphlet of
the day which every citizen should read."
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If you send and g-et the New Alliance Sonrster.
It is a little beauty containing) pave of
mostly new sonjrs written this year es
pecially for this book by Alliance people.
Most of them are set to old and familiar
tunes, so all may Join tn the muslo
and enjoy it heartily. The price is placed at
the exceedingly low rate or simple copies ID
cents or 12 for l.(H). Fostag-e 10 cents extra
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ALLIANCE CAMPAIGN SONGS.
A collection of six sonprs by Venier Uo
written to popular airs, wtth the view to con
cert singing at Alliance meeting throughout
the campaign. Printed on stout paper and
sent, post paid, at fl.50 per Mu complete
copies. Address, Alliance Pen. C..
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