The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, August 30, 1890, Image 1

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NO. 11.
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Notice to Subscribers.
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tions we wjll mark this notice with a blue or
red pencil.on the date at which their subscrip
tion expires. We will send the paper two
weeks after expiration. If not renewed by
that time it will be discontinued.
Walt Whitman.
An old man once saw I.
Bowed low was he with time.
Heart-frosted, white with rime,
Ready and ripe to die.
Upon a cliff he stood
Above the sea's unrest:
His beard broke on his breast
In venerable flood.
And suddenly there came
From far with airy tread
A maiden round whose head
There burned a wreath of flame.
Ah God! But she was fair!
To look were to disdain
All other Joy and pain,
And love her to despair.
44 1 come." she cried, in tones
Like sweetest siren song,
'Though I have tarried long-,
I come, my own, my own!
See love, 'tis love compels
These kisses priceless, rare;
Come, let me crown thy hair
With wreath-ed immortelles."
The old man answered her;
His voice was like the sea:
"Comest to mock at me?
Mine eyes are all ablur.
Thou art too late. In sooth
Naught earthly makes me glad.
Where wert though in my ma4,
My eager, fiery, youth?"
"Nay, grieve not thou," she said,
"For I have loved full oft,
And at my lovers scoffed
Alive, to woo them dead."
"Oh, flend," I cr ed, "For shame!"
Yielding to wrath's surprise.
She turned. I knew the eyes,
The siren face of Fame.
George Horton.
Written foi-TuE Alliance by Mrs . J. T. Kellie.
Good Bye, Oh Tommy, Good Bye!
Tom Benton is on the g. o. p.,
Good-bye, O Tommy Good -by I
That is going down like a ship at sea.
Good-bye, O Tommy, Good-bye,
Neath the waves of justice you will be
Good-bye, O Tommy, Cood-bye I
No farmer will shed a tear for thee,
Good-bye, O Tommy, Good-bye?
Bye, Tommy, bye lo, bye, Tommy, bye lo r
Bye, Tommy, bye lo, Good-bye, O Tommy,
The farmers know for 'tis very plain,
Good-bye, O Tommy, Good-bye I
You robbed them for years of half their
Good-bye, O Tommy, Good-bye ! .grain,
But we tell you now In words most plain-Good-bye,
O Tommy, Good-bye!
No railroad shark shall rob us again,
Goed-bye, O Tommy, Good-bye!
t We owe it to you and the board they say,
G ood-by e, O Tommy, Good-bye !
That we are not free of debt to day
Good-bye, O Tommy, Good-bye,
You wished us in debt to interest pay.
Good-bye, O Tommy, Good-bye
Xiike all other dogs you've had your day,
Good-bye O Tommy, Good-bye.
Your deeds now written upon a roll-Good-bye,
O Tommy, Good-bye!
Condemn you to the bottomless hole-Good-bye,
O Tommy, Good-bye !
While Satan safely watches your soul,
Good-bye, O Tommy, Good-bye!
Farmers will gladly Bhovel his coal,
Good-bye, O Tommy, Good-bye!
for The Alliance by Mrs. J. T
'Man the Pumps.
Tune Hold The Fort
At tbe railroad's late convention
-They observed at last
The g. o. p. with spoils o'er laien
Now was sinking fast.
""Man the pumps, our ship Is sinking,"
Howe in terror cries;
"We're exhausted, hands are blistered,"
Banker crew replies.
"Where arenow our sturdy farjners
With their horny hand?"
"They are marching out of bondage.
Powers in the Van."
"Call them back, we need their muscle;"
"No, it is no use,.
For they claim as their Just rfght now.
All that they produce.'.-
""Then must Banker Railroad Richards
With his precious frieght,
Uarrels filled with three ten money
Buy for us the state.
Perjured Benton, traitor Dorscy,
Will give thousands more ;
Then will Howe and Majors show them
Where to reach the shore.
We will paint the old planks over
Rose water shall tell
How improved we are, 'While Holdrege .
Sf Gravel trains work well,
So the willful naughty granger
Shall his folly rue
He shall pay back all your money
With big interest too,
We must never let the farmers
Gain a precedent, ...
Or until they run th nation
They'll not be content.
Pump! Oh do not mind the blisters.
Keep stiff upper lip: x
We can no more enslave labor
If we loose the ship."'
Close beside that sinking vessel
With its pirate crew,
VanWyck and Powers,Kem,McKeighan,
Sail with vessel new.
Man the pumps, but not much longer
Can your vessel float:
Ske can't stand the storms of reason
Nor the people's vote..
True she was a noble vessel
Once upon a time;
Railroads, Banks and Sharks have sunk
Neath the water line. . " her
" Now she's rotten in each timber;
Like the "one boss shay;" ''
On the Fourth of next November, '
She will pass away
People who talk so much about
tneir talents being wasted. very sel
dom have any to waste," say Nora,
her rosy lip curling disdainfully.
It is June; the hedges are gay with
pink roses and sweet with the per
fume of cream colored honey-suckle.
Slowly the eirl walks through the
mingling clover, tall buttercups and
long grass, dropping sarcasms over
her shoulder to her companion, who
is compelled , by the narrowness of
the path to follow behind. His long
pale face is framed in fair hair, which
falls over his shoulders from under a
large hat that wants only ostrich
plumes to be a" veritable Gainsbor
ough. He has large dreamy eyes,
and his face is as smooth as the
white hands which hold an open
beautifully-bound volume with aes
thetic liberalitr of marsrin.
Nora's tart remark is followed by
a silence which continues until the
poet clears his throat and rustles a
leaf; then she halt. -
"I uo hope," she says emphatical
ly, "that you are not going to read
any more of that!"
"Any more of that?" he questions,
with ominous calm. "That what?"
Nora shrugs her shoulders and
pulls a buttercup.
"We have had our last quarrel,"
she declares, holding the yellow petals
against her hand.
"I hope bo, I am sure," sa:d he;
"mine is a nature that needs repose
and calm."
"It is a nature wholly unsuited to
mine of that I am sure! We are
entirely unsuited for each other. I
like a man to be manly, and I could
not be content with the prrspect of
having to spend my life in watching
you write Swinburne-and-water
verses and hearing you read them!"
"But," says thapoet, raising his
brows, "1 cannot live without you!"
"Well, I couldn't live with you; so
there we are Mr. Scrope."
"Your aunt wishes it," he urges,
in the same low even tone.
"She is not the person most con
cerned. No; as I have already told
you, if I ever marry at all, "you are
not the man, or like the man. Why
can't you leave me alone? Why do
you go on persecuting me?"
The poet folds his arms and looks
at the lovely indignant little face.
"Do not be rash; you will find few
men as generous as I." v
Nora, with laughter in her eyes,
turns to look at him; : but the pecu
liarity of his expression checks her
mockery. This time he has not
spoken in overweening vanity, but
with mysterious meaning. Under
her steady gaze of surprise a faint
tinge of color spreads over his face.
"I should like to know exactly
what you mean," she says very
quietly, but with a danger signal in
each blue eye; will you be good
enough to explain yourself.
Scrope does not reply; he seems
extremely uncomfortable, and forces
a feeble smile. Nora uncompromis
ing, angry, faces him still.
old nor ugly,
says; my parents were poor, out
honest and well born; I am not pen
niless, thanks to my godmother.
Pray where does vour generosity
come in?"
Mr. Scope gazes blankly into the
distance and murmurs that he did
not mean any thing.
"So like you, savs Mora, with a
toss of the head; and, without an
other word, she resumes her walk
through the field to the low, green
gate of a lawn, by the side of a de
lightful house with many windows
overlooking a sweet confusion of
fragrant flowers and shrubs.
At a window facing the green gate
stands a benign matron, supported
on either side by a comely, healthy,
vigorous son.
'They come in one alter the other,
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says lorn, xne eiuer ooy, as iora
and the poet approach. "Shall I
never cease to wish that that man
would cut his hair?"
"He may do as he pleases," says
Fred, "if he will leave off dangling
after Nora.
"What is your objection to him?
the mother asks politely.
"Oh, I want M ora to marry a man.
not a feeble imitation of one though
indeed I don't want her to marry at
Nora has only the very faintest
recollection of her dead parents. She
has lived with her aunt so long that
she does not remember any other
home; and ever since she came she
has been the pet and playmate ot
the boys for they have no sisters,
and Nora has always been a bewitch
insr little maid.
"Auntie" has resided it this quiet
little village during the last few years
she finds it suits both her health
and her finances better than town;
and a few months ago Mr. Horace
Scrope, poet introduced by the rec
tor, a warm friend of the family
falling in love with Nora, sought and
obtained from her only guardian
permission to woo and win. Helms
quite misinterpreted Nora's natural
kindness and the patience with which
she has listened to his poetical "uni
ties of the utter and the intense," and
attributes her refusal of him to
maiden shvness, girlish perversitv
to anything indeed but the real cause,
As they cross the lawnMr. Scrope
sees the laces ot his natural enemies
the bovs, who have parodied his
poems and caricatured his face and
ngure in an lnnnixe variety oi ways
"I will enter the' house only for n
brief far-well." he says. "It may be
some tune neiore I see you again;
'I am going to London to-morrow.
The boys nr delighted at the news
of Scrope's intended departure, but
pleasure gives place to regret a few
moments later when they learn that
he means to return. .
Nora sajs jrood-by coolly enough;
certain words of Scorpe's are rankling
m her bosom, lorn is quick to no
tice her unusual quietness, y
"What is if. innkes you sad?
How many ;ipple have yon had?
Sh answered: 'Only seven
'And are you sur you've had no mors.
My little muid?' quoth I;
Oh, sir,, my mother nver gave me four,
-Jiut lhy wer u pie!"
he says, with ludicrous imitation of
Horace Scrope.
"Tom!" cries his mother, in a tone
of rebuke; and he retreated with his
brother. Then N'ov'ah and her aunt
look rather shyly at each other.
"Auntie dear, w hy did you want
me to marry that man?"
"My dear, I thought he was fond
of you; I think so still."
Nora meditates, then, repeating
the poet's "generous" speech, asks
her aunt for an interpretation.
"My dear Nora, what generosity
could there be in marrying you?' asks
Mrs. Stamer. "Don't think about
the ungallent speech. By the way,
you know Tower Court?" Tower
Court is the great house of the neigh
borhood, which has been closed since
the death of the old baronet a few
years ago, when it passed into the
hands of a distant relative. "The
owner is coming home," Mrs. Stamer
continues; "at last he means to take
possession. It was early to-day that
1 learned that the new baronet was
John Carteris."
"Yes?" says Nora, seeming very
little interested.
"Why, Nora, surelv you remember
Nora's eyes suddenly light up; she
does, indeed, remember the big,
strong, merry boy, whose romping
used to disturb the quiet of Aunty's
town house, who brought foreign
stamps for Tom and Fred, mended
her dolls and aunty's work box, and
taught them all how to make coffee.
Could she ever forsret the boy for
whom she cried so bitterly when he
had to go away from England in
search of a livelihood, his parents be
ing very poor in those days?
"That is a turn of fortune's wheel,"
says Nora.
A week later a tennis net is stretched
across the lawn, and Tom is dis
porting himself in a comical fashion
in opposion to Fred and Nora, when
suddenly the - rackets are thrown
aside and the boys rush down the
path to the creen eate. ' on which is
leaning a young man who they had
been expecting ever since they heard
of his arrival at Tower Court. It is
Jack Charteris, looking bigger than
ever, with the honest gray eyes and
square brow and merry expression
so well remembered by the Stamers.
"The rector told me where I
should find my old friends," he says.
As he glances at Nora, surprise,
wonder and admiration are visible
m his eves, and he utters her name
in a tone expressive of all three
Mrs. Stamer rises from her garden
chair and ioins thegroup. Jack has
not changed with the change of torr
tune, she observes; he is the same
blithe, happy hearted fellow she used
to like so well.
" VV e expected vou to come in a
carriage and six," says Tom.
Time flies too quickly for all of
them as Jack relates some of his ex
periences abroad, recalls many inci
dents which happened in his boy
hood, and conclude by planning
pleasant days in the future at lower
"He is a brick," the boys decide-
"just what he used to be!"
The sun has sunk behind the pur
pie hills, a saffron glow is in the west,
the fair moon looks down serenely on
the shorn meadows. It is a beauti
ful tranauil September night. Along
the narrow neldpath Mora and Jack
stroll slowly housewards arm-in-arm
"My darling, said Jack and at
the words a crimson rose color over
spreads the girl's cheeks "I have
loved you all my life, even when we
were little ones together! All the
time I was away working and slav
ing, the one hope I ' had was to win
you, to make a home for you."
".But you never wrote to me, soa
"Was it not better to come my
self, Nora. And until lately I could
not have written as I wished.
.'. They are near the green gate now.
where a tall thin man is waiting.
Nora drops Jack's arm, and the col
or in her cheek deepens. ,
"Mr. Scrope! How you startled
"I have returned," the poet says.
Nora confusedly performs the cere
mony of introduction. Then all
three go into the house; and Mr.
Scrope passes the evening in a de
jected attitude, his pale cheek rest
ing on his hand in a manner meant
to suggest heartbreak.
The next morning Jack is smoking
in a quaint brown room at Tower
Court, a bachelor-like den with one
great window looking out on to the
woods, which just now are lovely
with autumn foliage. He is dream
ing of Nora, as he has done for many
a day; when a visitor in a Tennyson
ian cloak and hat and with waving
flaxen locks is shown in.
"Oh, 'Mr. Scrope, how are you?"
says Sir John, after a, rather, be
wildered glance at the a?sthetic young
man. , . . . t .
"Yon are suprised to see me," ob
serves the poet, whose face is paler
than ever, nis lips looking like a thin
faint line. . V
"Well, a little. Won't you sit
down? What a jolly evening wehadl"
"Sir John, a most painful duty has
brought me here, and, ' before I sit
down, I must tell you what I have
to tell," Mr. Scrope says mysterious-
"Duty first by all mean, w na is
the matter?"
"I understand that you are en
gaged to Miss Nora Prescott?"
"That is so, admits Jack, look
ing more interested. "W hat about
it?" ;'-.,''- ' )' .
"Are vou fully aware of her ante
Jack lays down his cigar and looks
steadily at his visitor. His eyes
sparkle, and he frowns, but he says
nothing, and the poet resumes
"Do you know that her father was
charged with forgery, and, though
he was acquitted on account ot in
sufficient evidence, most people be
lieved him guilty?"
"I know that he died protesting
his innocence,", replies Jack, "and I
have always given him the benefit of
the doubt. May I ask how you be
came acquainted withthat wretched
old storyl Miss rrescott herself naa
never heard it, and , please heaven,
never will!" .
"I am only an. obscure individual
of lowly birth and limited means,"
says Scrope, "but I loved and still
love Nora. When I obtained Mrs.
Stamer's permission to seek her niece
for my wife, she as in duty bound
told me the story."
"V hy do you think she would treat
me less honorably? Why should she
5 lace less confidence in me than you?"
ack asks coolly and calmly. .
"I could not believe," Scrope de
clares "that a man of your wealth
and position, bearer of an old name
anb the last of an old race, would
choose for his wife one on whom the
slightest shadow of disgrace rested."'
There is silence for a few moments,
during which the poet, with arms
folded, views his rival, who turns to
him at last, and, without the slight
est appearence of anger, says: :
"l have heard you; now hear me.
If you speak of this to any living
soul again, I will make you wish you
had been born dumb! No one can
breath a word against Nora, my be
loved aud honored wife that is to be,
and that's all I care for; but I will not
have her pained and wounded and
grieved to gratify your spite. You
poor, pitiful creature, I have known
about her .father since I was' a boy!
The door and window are both open,
and you can choose by which to go
OUt!" - - I ,V
The poet vanishes; and the season
of mists and mellow fruitfulness sees
J ack's fidelity rewarded, and Nora
entering ' on aHaewand happy life
with the best of her lovers. , : ; ,
i Secrets of Africa.
Illustrated American.
A feature ot the British enterprise
in East Africa is the secrecy with
which the operations of the British
Imperial East African Company are
conducted. In "Whitaker, which is
supposed to give all official informa
tion on all public matters, tne words
"No information accessible" appear
opposite the entry referring to this
corporation. As the company con
ducts its operations under a char
acter granted by the Queen, this
secrecy excites criticism, but little
can be done. If Parliament should
make a fuss about it the only result
would be that the ministry would
have to resign because the sovereign
can do no wrong, and it any wrong
is done it is tlvnaultof the ministers.
In view of the perils, to which mil
lions of the natives of Africa are sub
jected bv theadvance of civilization,
in the shape cl the Uritish trader, it
is thought that, sufficient publicity
ought! to be given to the affairs of
the company to insure the protec
tion of the natives against outrages
oi' the grossest kind. It is recalled
in connection with this matter that
in no case, except, perhaps, one,
have the doings of any British col
onial company been sufficiently
known to permit adequate public
discussion of them. Official secrecy
has stifled the moans of the native
possessors of the soil. Very little is
known of what is going on in the
Congo State, except to the officers
of' the employes of the
company being bound over to si
lence in penalties.
The Milkman at the Pump.
Milkmen are much the same all
over the world in their attempts to
palm on upon the public as much
water as they can disguise. On the
Boulevard de Magenta recently, at
an early hour in the molning, two
policemen came upon one of these
surveyors or nuici ousny niung up
the cans on his cart from, the pump,
and with such stuff, too! Owing 1
the drought most of the water used
in Paris is taken from the Seine, and
its quality may be gathered from the
fact that in the public schools orders
have been issued that none is to be
employed for drinking purposes with
out being filtered.
The constable challenged the
milky Apuarius, who replied court
eously: "Ah! well, you have fairly
caught me this time. Jump up on
my cart and I will drive you to the
police office to save you trouble
This 'amiable invitation was refused
by the sergents de ville, who ordered
the delinquent to come out of his
cart and walk with them. Instead
of complying he whipped up his horse
and attempted to escape. At con
siderable risk one of the constables
seized the animal's head, brought
it to a standstill, and arrested the
delinquent, who along with his "mix
ture" was marched off to the station
The unusual incident collected a large
number of spectators, chiefly work
people, wnose remarks to the erring
milkman were lar irom complimen
tary. Paris Cor. London Telegraph
Republican Promises and Performances.
A republican exchange speaking of
the republican platform, says: : ,
it favors service pensions.
Yes, , and it passed a pauper pension
"Ic favors free coinage of silver."
Yzs, ami has twice demonetized the
silver dollar of our fathers.
- It favow suppression of trusts."
Yes, but has enacted tariff tax robbing
iws without which no trust can exist. ,
It favors reduction of railroad rates."
Yes, and created a railroad commis
sion of rail way tools to carry out the re-
" It f avorB taxing railroad property the same
as other property is taxed."
Yes, it would seem that way when
they have made laws that exempt rail-
m 1 A a . . . .1
ways iroin municipal taxation ana as
sessment. . , "
It favors cancellation of all. unearned
land grants."
Oh! Yes, but the republican party
gave away 195,000,000 acres of the pub
ic domain to railways, before they got
in favor of cancelling Unearned grants.
"It favors the Australian ballot system."
But the party defeated it when up be-
bre the last legislature.
It favors a free ballot and an honest count."
But would prefer to have Dudley vote
them in blocks-of-five, or more. "
"It favors organization of labor for its own
But paid the state militia for over
awing the organized laborers at Camp
Dump, and paid the railroads $20,000.00
more for transporting the militia there
to kill one poor old innocent, inoffensive
citizen in the streets of Omaha.
"It favors control of corporations by legis
lative enactment.
But the enactment has been to appoint
commission of railway cappers and
tools to do the enacting business. In
this way the railroads control the party
and not the party the railroads..
'It favors the abolition of free passes on
railroads." .
Well, hardly, when the cappers to the
ate state convention only furnished del
egates passes to the convention one way
until their vote had been recorded for
the railroad tools selected by the4corpo-
ration attorneys, intending that they
should pay their fare or walk home if
they failed to vote as instructed. A
number of its candidates came in on
special trains with paid henchmen and
claquers all on free passes. ,
It favors reduction of passenger and freight
rates to correspond witn tnose m Missouri
river states."
The party has had exclusive con-
trol of this state since they stole it twenty
. . . .
years ago, ana tne rates are tnree times
as high as in Iowa and Missouri, and
twice as high as in the Dakotas and Min
It favors the establishment of postal tele
Yes, and then give them to Jay Gould
and Holy John Wanamaker.
"It favors reduction of the tariff in the-4rt
terest of the producer and laborer.
We point to the McKinley bill as a
sample of the reduction wrhere the tariff
is increased on all the necessaries of life
and luxuries of .the rich placed on the
free list. Arbor State.
For Equal Rights and Equal Opportuni
ties, a Lady Speaks.
Cambripge, Neb.; Aug. 20. 1890.
Epitor Allianca: VV e have not
seen anything written from tnis quar
ter, and wishing to see one word spoken
in behalf of this order, and in behalf of
the woman readers I ask you to publish
the same. Although I have not had a j
privilege td become a member of the !
Alliance, still I am filled with enthusi
asm at the bright out-look tor your
prosperity. Notwithstanding the , for
mer opposition, ana tne iiuie present
opposition, be it ever remembered to
their honor, tlie J; our romts oi indus
try No. 615, at its last meeting as an
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order, extended a coroiai invitation to
all women to become members of the
same. In behalf of the farmer's wives
of this order I thank you for this glori
ous privilege of assisting you in this
noble cause. If for tnese reasons, mat
believe oand advocate woman's suf
frage, and do what I can to establish
woman's equality before the law, and
that I have dared to say a word in de
fence of mv sisters that they might en
joy the privileges as neighboring Alli
ances, if tnese aeoar me tne ngnt to
become a member, I am satisfied they
now have that privilege. And this is
not the only reform in our nation that
needs assistance. But to the Alliance
people I. will say your success is certain,
having the co-operation of both sexes,
which is absolutely essential for any
great undertaking. In any-prosperous
and well orgamzeu uume ineie is me
co-operation of both sexes. And as our
nation is only a collection of homes, its
success and welfare depends alike upon
this co-operation. To the women, I
speak to is vour duty to do all in
your power to assist in this reform the
Alliance, We are all interested in good
government. And what right have you
wome: to leave all the work of caring
for this nation to the men. Is it not
vour countrv as well as theirs? And
are not vour children to live in it after
you aregone? And are you not bound
to contribute whatever faculty trod has
sriven vou to make and keep it a pure
safe and happy land? We congratulate
our country and the world that there
now is one self governing community
that stands firmly upon the foundation
of the Declaration of Independence,
and affirms that governments are just
only when they rest upon the consent
of tbe governed. In Wyoming, Ameri
ca's best and brightest star in the con
stellation of states, contains amity.
Our surrounding towns have had Al
liance ticnics in turn. Arapahoe, Cam
hridcre. Willson ville and Beaver City.
W were at Willsonviile the 16th. Mr.
V. Voldo was the orator of the day, and
it seems in his excellent and telling
speech he left nothing unsaid. He has
the thanks of the wearer of the equality
star for the words of enlightenment and
encouragement from him in the cause
of woman's equality which is a very
much needed movement.
Yours for equality,
Mrs. Ella F. Whiteman.
X-i I
Bv means of a graduated tax on ex
cessive holdings, sufficently high in the
city or country to prevent land being
uoiiKiii. mr speculation, or permanently
held for rent. This would give all the
competent an opportunity to labor, se
cure homes and become better citizens.
By amending the law which now re
quires our government to loan money
to bankers on bonds at one per cent.,
so that loans on small landed estates
say to the extent of half their cash val
ue can be obtained at the same rate.
Bv authorizing our government to
gradually purchase the railroads and
manage them in the interest of the peo
ple, as the postoffice is now conducted.
Government should be authorized to
construct competing lines when exist
ing roaas reiuse to sell at what it would
cost to build and equip equally good
roads, ,
3PNominate and vote for conirress-
men who are pledged to make these
united measures the first and dominant
legislation in congress.
In Hungary the railroads are under
ijrovernment control. Since the adop
tion of cheap fares and a simple system
of tickets on sale like postage stamps.
passenger travel has increased more
than 100 per cent. If the same rates
prevailed in the United States, a ticket
from New York to Chicago would only
cost $x.y, or irom jNew lork to I'hiia-
delphia 29 cents, and proportionate
rates for any distance, freight would
oe preuaiu uy stamps acconiinir to cias-
sincation and distance. If receipts
from consignees were desired, thev
could be had at small additional cost by
registering goods sent.
OTbupport the press that supports
tne above just and essential measures,
and refuse to support the press that
tries to perpetuate monopoly and legal
robbery at the expense of the produc
ing classes.
We will send twenty-five copies of
this supplement on receipt of ten cents,
and more at the same rate.
Address, :
- "American- Liberty,"
Hampton, Virginia.
Spread the Light.
Greeley Center, Aug. 16, 1890.
Editor Alliance: Enclosed find
three dollars for ten subscriptions to
vour valuable naDer to .Tanuarv. '91
yVe would respectfully ask the secretary
oi eacn and every bubordinate Alliance
in .Nebraska to canvass his Alliance
and surrounding territory in behalf of
the Alliance paper now published, in
Lincoln, Nebraska" " Brothers.'-friends
and neighbors, in no way can we bet
ter promote and fuither the principles
for which the toilers are battling to-day.
than to educate ourselves and our pos
terity upon the great questions viz
capital and labor. The great gulf be
tween them is education. ' We hope to
know eacn otner better in the near
future. The party lash is being plied
by both old parties, and will be through
out the present campaign. You need a
paper which advocates the principles
for which we are contending before
you. . Let us place the alliance be
fore every toiler in Nebraska, and vie
tory will be ours. Greeley county is
organized for victory. Let us have
massmeeting in every county and gather
the people together that they be awak
ened to a sense of their duty. Remem
ber that Editor , Rosewater has admit
ted that the independent candidates are
. 1 Arm
nonesc and aoove reproach. jan w
truly say as much of our opponents.
i ours for victory,
H. J. Hall, Sec, 01759.
A Grand Meeting in Saline Co.
Wilber, Neb... August 22, '90.
Editor Alliance: One of the best
meetings we have held in the state was
held here yesterday. Lowest estimates
Elaced the number present at "2,000.
Excellent music was furnished by the
cornet band of Pleasant Hill, and songs
hy ladies and members of the Alliance.
Ldgerton of Omaha was in his glory,
and made an excellent speech. Manv
farmers not identified with the Alliance
said you fellows are right, and we shall
stand by the people's ticket. We are
going to make Rome howl loud and long
before the election, lhe crowds of peo
ple that turn out to our meetings is a
new feature in political campaign work.
and shows that they are aroused to their
condition as never before. Let the good
work go on. YV . r. VV right.
A Traveling Mountain.
New York Press. ,
A traveling mountain is found at
the Cascades of the Columbia. It is
a triple peaked nuns of dark brown
basalt, six. or eight miles in length,
where it fronts the river, and raises
to a height of almost 2,000 leet
above the water.
That it is in motion is the last
thought which wonl I Ikj likely to
su-rirest itself to thi mind ot anyone
passing it. vet it is a well established
tact that this entire mountain is mov
ing slowly but steadily down the riv
er, as if it had a deli borate purpose
sometime in the future to dam the
Columbia and form a great lake from
the Cascades to the Dalles. The In
dian traditions indicate immense
movements ot .the mountains here
abouts, long before white men came
to Oregon, and the pari v settlers, hn
migrants, many of them from New
England, gave the above named
mountain ridge the name of "travel
iner mountain," or
"sliding moun-
In its forward and d o wnward move
ment the forests along the, base ot the
river have become submerged in the
river. Large tree stubs can be seen
standing deep in the water ou the
shore. The railway engines and the
trackmen find that the line of the
railway which skirts the foot of the
mountains is beimr continually forced
out of place. At certain points the
roadbed and rails have been pushed
eiirht or ten feet out of line in the
course oi a few year.
Abandoned Farms.
Good Dr. Edward Everett Hale of
Boston town is much exercised over the
overerowciinirof our cities, and he is ad
vising families with small fixed incomes
to leave the citv and co out into the
country upon farms and raise their fami
lies there. Dr. Hale is a very prudent
man. tie only advises those to go who
have small fixed incomes, understanding
the situation well enough to know that
unless they had an income outside of
the products of the farm they would
likely starve. In prosecuting his good
work Dr. Hale sent out to find what good
homes in the eastern states coald be
bought for. The inquiry developed an
awful state of affairs among the farmers.
Mr. A. B. Valentine, commissioner of
Bennington. Vt., sent out a circular, and
this is tne state of facts revealed. (In
reading these reports our western farm
ers must remember that these down-east
Yankees are a little off in their English,
and when they say "town" they mean
Mr. i. a. ruller, clerk of Vershire,
I will say that the south part of our town.
and in the towns of Stratford and Cbeli.
there are from thirty-five to forty farms con
tiguous, or nearly so. abandoned and unoecu-
Eled. Many of these farms have a fair set of
uildtnffs on them, and others could be made
comfortable with small outlay. As to the
price of these farms, I think without doubt,
they could be bought of the different owners
for a sum not to exceed t& per acre in any
case, and at considerable less for most of th
land, we nave many oilier abandoned farms
In different parts of our town, with Rood
building on them, that could be bought for
5 or less per acre. All this land was once oc
cupied by thrifty and prosperous farmers.
The Essex County Heaald says:
Th( re are tn this county three unorganized
townships and three large gores ot land in
which there are probably, ail told, not mora
than fifteen or twenty families. We feel safe
in making the assertion that there are In
Essex oounty more than lOO.ouo acres of unoc
cupied contiguous lands. Good lands; lands
that will make good productive faruis.
A very strange state of affairs is this: ,
Here is the home of Senator Edmunds.
When he went into the senate these now
abandoned farms were all occupied by
prosperous farmers. From them came
the intellectual vigor that made New
England great. When Mr. Edmunds
was young the farmers of his state were
prosperous. They lived iu comfort.
They sent their sons and daughters to
college. Now they crowd the cities. A
very few succeed and many go down to
poverty. The New England home of
song and story is a thing of the past.
Desolation reigus where once were pros
perous farmers and thriving villages.
Even Yankee shrewdness, brains and
skill could not succeed where the farm
er was forced by a system of law to pay
twice as much for any tool he used and
everythiughe consumed as his competi-
tors in me . same nusinesSi in loretgn
lands.- : " 3 ' " ? i i M:: 1 ! t i ; - , X
Do Mr. Edmunds and Mr. Hoar wish
to reduce the whole country to this
same condition? If so, let them persist
in the policy in force for the last twenty-five
years and it will do it. But
after the farmers are ruined and the
farms abandoned, what then? IToiid
We present herewith an
illustration of the badge
which is being made in
Chicago for the Nebraska
Alliance. It is a very
pretty thing, in the form of
a scarf or bosom pin. Its color is gold,
and red, white and blue. It is about
half an inch wide and six-eighths of an
Inch long, and is a very neat and orna
mental pin.
Secretary Thompson will furnish this
badge to Alliances at the rate of $17.50
per 100. Single samples, sent by mail.
20 cents each.
erosion op the teeth, qs external
There are three forms of this disease. Tin.
first symptoms are : a dark-gray transverse
line across tbe
"Sjf yJ"'4V edge of the gums.
. W These lines grow
broader and darker AS the disease ad ranees.
At length there is a deep black decay, and
Anally the teeth ache and break on neat
the gums, leaving unsightly old black roota.
The gums are of a dark, cherry-red color.
and congested. The patient is predisponed
to rheumatism and consumption or has the
diathesis .tending towards those diseases.
The immediate cause of decay is the ul-
ph uric acid that exudes from the congested
Hkcoxd variety. In this form or the
discae,the necks of the teeth have a yellow
ish hue; the soft portions of the teeth is of
a i. orange color, and the teeth decay more
rapidly than in the former variety.
The cause is nn excess of lactic acid io
the system, which finds its way out through
the gums on to the necks of the teeth.
The patient is predisposed to one form
of rheumatism.
In the third form the softened portion ol
the tooth is of a chalky white, and decays
rapidly. The teeth have only a low grade
of vitality. The gums uie ot a pale white.
with a red ginjival lorder ut the edges.
Such patients generally have nervous dys
pepsia, are anaemic, with soft muscles and
leeble heart.
Malaria is often one of the most promi
nent, causes of haling health, dyspepsia.
and loss of teeth.
In such cases the teeth are to be well
filled, and in the two former varieties con
stitutional remedies wiveii to carry off the
acids, with local medication applied to tha
gums; while sweet vie uals and the stroug
meats must be ued xp iringly, otherwise
the teeth will certainly h.i lost, and the pa
tient's life shortened ten years or more.
,in the third iorm ot the disease, the pa
tients are for the most part scrofulous
children, and women who ur-i worn out
with the constant care of children and
sleepless nightx. They have had too much
mental care from loss of friends or property,
or mental troubles that we know not ofl
The hypophosphites of soda, of lime, and
the bitter tonics with iron, are the most
efficient remedies
Plenty of sleep and pleasant surround
ings are also potent remedies. Pure water
and mouutain air are not to be forgotten.
All diseases associated with diseases
of the teeth receive the best treatment
by Dr. A. P. Burruss, 1208 O St. Lincoln.
Alliance Sewing Machines.
State Agent Hartlev is now prepared
to furn?8h a first class Sewing Machines,
nicely nnisheu, nve drawers, with all
the latest improvements. Price $20,
f . o. b. at Lincoln. 51 tf.