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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 1H(.
NATIONAL FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
President. H.'L. Loucks, Dakota.
Viae-President. John II. Powers. Nebraska.
Secretary, August Post, Moulton, Iowa.
Treasurer, J. J. Furlong, Minnesota.
Lecturer. N. B. Ashby, tes Moines, Iowa.
NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE.
President, John H. Powers, Cornell.
Vice President, Valentine Horn. Aurora.
Secretary-Treasurer, J. M. Thompson, Lincoln
Lecturer, W. F. Wright, Johnson county.
Asst. lecturer, Logan McKeynolds, Fairfield.
Chaplain. Ilev. J. S. Edwards, Wahoo.
Doorkeeper, D. W. Barr, Clay county.
Asst. door keeper, G. C Underbill, UnadiUa.
8eargeant-at-arms, J. Jiillingsly, Sbelton.
KXECTJTIVE COMM ITTKE.
J, Burrows, chairman; B. F. Allen, Wabash;
J. W. Williams, Filley; Albert Dickerson,
Litchfield; Frank II. Young, Custer.
Post Office at Lincoln, Neb., June 18, 1889.
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 a such is accordingly
made upon the books of this office. Valid
while the character of the publication re
mains unchanged. Albekt Watkinh,
WHERE THE PEOPLE'S MONEY
Cool Robbery of the Publc.
More Economy of the G. O. P.
Alliance is one organization and the people's
movement another and .entirely distinct or
ganization. The Alliance does not propose to
merge itself Into a political movement, nor
surrender its organization to that of a polit
ical party. Nor do we understand that the K.
of L. have any idea of doing that any more
than the Alliance. The men who propose
such a thing care nothing for the future
welfare of the Alliance. The people's move
ment mav, and we believe will result in the
formation of a great party of reform. But
that will not at all do away with the necessity
for the Alliance as a distinctively farmers'
Now this view of the matter does not at all
Interfere with organization in the territory
alluded to br M. in the interest of the people's
movement. We printed last week a simple
form of constitution for independent clubs.
We will furnish these forms for signatures at
cost of the white .paper. It costs no hingto
organize thee clubs, and that is the form or
ganization should take in the circumstances
named by our correspondent.
The audacity and impudence with
which the treasuries of the counties of
this state have been plundered and the
money of the people appropriated to
private uses surpasses belief. The poli
tical immorality as well as thw demorali
zation of the public conscience that will
admit of such things' only proves to what
low standards the prevailing greed for
gold has brought us.
The treasurers of this state receive a
salary, and a good salary, too as a rule
undoubtedly as much or more money
than they would make in any other pur
suit. But the custom has grown up of
loaning the public funds and putting the
income in their own pockets. Under
this custom the office of treasurer be
comes a plum of the first water, and a
source of an appalling amount of poli
tical corruption. Money furnished to a
banker at 4 per cent is a plum to him,
and is accordingly used by aspirants to
purchase political support. The treas
ury thus becomes a prize which -is put
up for the highest bidder. The highest
bidders are usually the most unscrup
ulous men. Of course when the bank
ers get their hands in the treasury at 4
percent they must recoup themselves
from their customers. They must not
only get back the 4 percent, but the
ordinary rate in addition ; and so it comes
about that the people are borrowing
their own money at outrageous usurious
Last fall this subject was made an
issue in the election in Hamilton county,
and the people's candidate for treasurer
w as elected on the pledge to turn into
the treasury all proceeds from the loan
ing of surplus funds. Up to date $1,500
have been so turned in, and the sum will
amount to $3,000 in the two years' term.
Take (J age county as an illustration.
The treasurer's salary is $3,000 a lib
eral salary. But there is probably $100,
000 in bank at 4 per cent, making $4,000
more, making $7,000 a year or $14,000
for the term. Gage county treasurers
usually graduate as bankers. Every
dollar of that $4,000 belongs to the peo
ple, and the treasurer who puts it in his
pocket is morally and legally a thief and
can be made to restore itt under his bond.
Speaking of salaries, let us look at
Gage county again-. The salary of the
county clerk is $2,500. He is allowed
for makincr the tax list $1,000. ana tor a
deputy $1,000, making a total of $4,500.
Aside from making the tax list, for which
$1,000 is double pay. his duties since the
creation of the office, of register of deeds
is simply to tile papers and keep the
minutes for the board of supervisors.
He has no duty that a boy could not be
hired to do at $50 per month.
These abuses have grown up and are
nourishing like a green bay tree under
tin railroad dominion which has ruled
this state for the past lift ecu years. Old
oartv officials are rollincr in wealth and
fattening upon the spoils of office, whih
half the farmers' wives in the state can
not afford a pair of woolen blankets.
In yoir issue issue of August 16, 1890, in a
clipping from the Homestead Subscriber"
asks several questions. (1) Aie the mutual
life Insurance companies short lived and un
safe? (2) Are many of the farmers leaving
the mutuals and insuring in other companies?
(3) In case of a tl.f 00 loss would it cost the
members of the Madison ' county mutual $9
each do pay sod loss? ...
The editor did rot have an auditor's report
at hand or he could have given something
be6ides-mere assumption in his answer, but I
. CAMPAIGN LIES AND FREE
The Nickolls county Herald says:
"Reports are in circulation charging
that Mr. Voldo, Mr. McKeighan and
other alliance workers ride over the dif
ferent railroads on passes. This is a
great mistake. Mr. Voldo took the
pains to show us his mileage ticket
which he paid for with his own earnings;
and any civilized man who has'lived in
this country for any length of time-that
don't know a pass from a mileage ticket
there's no hope for,- and the asylum
should be his home."
The reports above alluded to are not
made by mistake. They are intentional
and malicious. They will be copied and
circulated by every railroad monopoly
sheet in the state, and very few of them
will ever take the trouble to contradict
them, even when their vileness is brought
to their attention.
.This free pass business is a most potent
engine of the corporations to control the
press and muzzle the opinions and speech
of men who gain public position. Rail
road advertising is one of its methods.
Ji.clitors accept transportation in ex
change for advertisements at high rates,
quieting their consciences with the pre
tense that it is purely a business trans
action, when they know that is given them
solely to muzzle or mould their utterances
as editors. We are so ' deadly hostile to
have a report from the Iowa auditor before
me, and pages 72 and 83 1 find devoted to farm the system that we will not accept rail
l ulu7 auu 1,1 . u; y road advertising at any price, and if any
run Thoni.t li fni,. tm-0 candidate on - the independent ticket
now carrying $ 1,571,035," and last year the net would accept free transjioilation of a rail
gain in risks was $178,000. The assessment road company we would favor instantly
l)ri,wjmBurdDce wagji.uo. j.nere are 110 !.; v,; Sr.l-ot Tl
LCA-rVl 1 1 L liaillU V 11 111V.J LAV, IV V V. X iiV
farm mutuals in Iowa and only 28 of them
have been chartered " since 1884. Unsafe is a
word not in the vocabulary of a mutual in
surance companj. Let us consider the ques
tion as to what makes a stock company safe.
It is nothing except the money paid to the
company by the insured, and the money to
them is theirs, less the losses that they are
compelled to pay, while in a mutual the
money is in the hands of the members until
needed, and the adjustments in a mutual, as
a rule, are far more equitable. Now here let
me add that some of the old-line agents will
tell you that mutuals cansot collect all their
assessments, and the losses fall on a few
members. If tfe is were true there would be
no old insurance companies on the mutual
(2) This question is not answered by the
number of farmers, but the net increase of
risks written in 1889 was $11,311,563.53
(3) On pages 80 and 81 I find the county re
ferred to viz: "The Madison County Mutual
paid $1,428.18 in losses and $170.82 expenses;
"foraging on the enemy1
dodge is played
BEE DECIDES A
The majesty of the law has been invoked
by two Long Island citizens to settle a dispute
such as perhaps was never brought into
court before- Neighbor No. 1 owned a hen
that laid eggs which he claimed belonged to
him. The hen of neighbor No 2 hatched the
eggs, and a law suit which is attracting great
attention, is the result. The eminent judge
is asked to decide which one of the disputants
owns the chickens which were hatched. From
a stictly legal point of view the Bee ventures
the opinion that the hen owned by neighbor
No. 2 has a mechanic's lien on the chickens.
. Rosewater in Omaha Bee.
The above is probably a A ery correct
decision. And now by a parity of reason
ing, as JUr. nosewater took the anu-mon
The assessment was $3.58 per opoly eggs that were laid in the confer
$1,000 insurance. Of course the assessment
is rathe high when you take the ayeraee as
sessments for the year 1889, for the 116 com
panies in Iowa is but $1.83 per $1,000 risks
carried, and this little $1.83 paid a total in
losses and expenses of $125,055.13. Farmers,
how would you like an Insurance company in
the Alliance of this kind. More anon.
ullv undiiUtino- then the surface rises DeoDle in rpwarrl tn thA financial and
into considerable hills, but very fertile, legislative condition of the country.
This erstirA affirm is interspersed with After T wmto Kffv.ro T learned that
springs of pure water, drained by the farmers in the Walla Walla valley
swift-running brooks wun sloping were heavily in debt both on men yei-
Danks ana covered witn us wug-ieaveu sonai ana real. JYrom wnat i u
pine. Mere and there are paicnes oi tuey are about in the same mwuuu
prairie and along the bottoms of the that the ' farming community is in the
larger creeKS is an auuu.."vv, ui uaa, east. in regara to mis pia- . "v,fc
hfififih. crnm hirknrv. etc. iue Pines 8av anvthincr vet na we nave uuiy wcu
have IninVa aWtxr tn eiffhtV feet to the here one Hov Our health has been im-
first limb, while the small, open top is proving for the last week. Had a se
only an apology for a shade just vere spell of the diarrhoea for two
enough to ward off the fierceness of the weeks. WTill stay here about one week.
sun's rays. Undeeneatn tne pines tne will then start for San rrancisuu wueie
whole earth is carpeted with grass, and we expect to arrive in about five weeks
not a bush or low-branching tree to in- unless something occurs, to hasten us
terrupt the view. home. I see bv the Grand Island Inde-
These lands will produce aounuantiy pendent that it is on the war pain in re
the thincrs needful upon the .farm, gard to Benton and G. C. Humphrey,
There are as yet plenty of government and would like to take the same course
quarter sections to be had for the occu- in regard, to the independent ticket.
pancy. Adjacent lands can.. oe pur- Would say to friend Hedtie. go mow. as
chased at from three to five dollars per the rule that the republican central
acre. Enough timber can be sold on committee made that excluded all men
anv of thesft tracts to rav for the land from takinsr Dart in the primaries who
and then leave sufficient lor tne iarm would not pledge to support uie iicKet
for all time. The houses, barns and acts like a two .edged sword, so may
fences are constructed of the material 1 the course that vou take in tnis cam-
noon the crronnd. Tf the work is done ! Dai sra have the same effect in the fu
bv contract a fair dwellinsr house will ture. I see that Mr. W. A. Coon has a
cost sixtv dollars and a barn twenty, letter in the G. I. Independent exoner
The best of fence nosts one cent each, atiner G. C. Humphrey in the course he
... j ' 1 m 114. 1 flin w.
sdih rails ior sneer) iences a uouar anu iook in eniorcinir iubi uw ui iuc cu-
a half per thousand. Here the sheep tral committee. If he has reference to
thrive without mv food other than the caucus held at school house in Dist
what nature provides and without anv No. 34. when I refused to pledge raj-
care from man except the semi-annual self to support the ticket before it was
shearing. nominated, I say that he, W, A. Coon,
For the past five years wool has aver- tells a bare-faced falsehood
acred at Lake Charles twentv-two cents Yours as ever,
C . ...I'. T TT
ner rtonnn and mutton three cents live Xj. ntKi.
weicht. I have repeatedly inspected
the few flocks nnon this territorv and THIRTEENTH SENATORIAL DIS-
have invariably found the sheep healthy TRICT.
to the owners. It is impossible to con- Lwing, Neb., Aug. 20, 1890
eeive of more favorable conditions Editok ALLIANCE: The people's iu-
than those present. . dependent senatorial convention for the
Tt should be noted that the crreat thirteenth senatorial district, compris-
wool-producing sections of Australia ing the counties of Holt, Garfield and
and South America are in preciselv the W heeler. was held at namoers,
latitude of southwestern Louisiana, and Nebraska, August 14. T.J.Day of
that sheep farmers there are oblisred to Garfield county, was nominated lor
contend with three great difficulties state senator, and will be elected by a
lack of timber, scarcity of water, and large majority. Our county candidates
no market for the mutton. The mut- are as follows:
SPECIAL PREMIUMS FOB THE ALLIANCE.
This beautiful rocker, in an
tiqe oak, retails for $4.50. We
will send it by freight, secure
ly packed, for ten new names
at $1.00 per year.
A SPECIAL PRIVATE PRE
MIUM FOR THE LARGEST
CLUB BV NOVEMBER 18T
We have received the follow
ing offer of a private premium
from some well-known breed
ers of thorough-bred hog for
the largest club of campaign
subscribers sent to this office
by Nov. 1st. The letter was
accompanied by a good list:
Kearney, Nkb., Aug. 1K90.
Editoh Farmers' Alliance:
I have taken a few subscrip
tions for the Alliance, and 1
find that every subscriber is
soon converted into an Alli
ance worker after reading The
Farmers' Alliance a few
times. Therefore we will tuake
the following proposition : To
the largest club raiser for The
Farmers' Alliance to Janu
ary 1st, 1891, at 3d cts. each, we
will give one Poland China
Boar Pig, eligible to record,
worth at least $15.00,(farrowed
in April.) , The time In which
the club is to be raised is from
now to Nov. IstJ '9, and we
will leave.lt to Bro. Burrows
to decide who is entitled to
the pig, and to notify us and
the lucky man.
Names will be received on
the above premium at any
time; bnt persons intending
to compete ror it saouia no
tify us with the first list sent
in. Any reduction on club
rates hereafter made will ex
tend to all alike. Editor Alliance.
ence of May 20 and hatched them in the
late so called republican railroad con
vention he has a mecnanic's lien on the
hybrid output of the two concerns, viz:
Richards, Benton, Hastings, et al. If
he don't foreclose before November 4 he
will be bankrupt sure.
THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW.
"Dictator Burrows" may be seen
on the editorial page of every issue of
j the Bee. It is only after ten years of
I o ot! tt a anf Lmnn Arirtltr ii7rTlr 1 n XTnTiraoTT-o
Have we the Same Law for Raiiroad " " ."v
that Mr. 15. is discovered to be a dicta-
ton market is so good here that sheep
should be bred with a special view to
this source of income. The export
farmer may say that this wild condi
tion is not favorable to the production
of choice mutton. The wild condition
is not necessary. Fencing costs only a
little labor. Turnips and oats are na
tural winter crops. I have a thousand
bushels of turnips grown at a cost of
three dollars simply the cost of plow
ing, harrowing and seeding broadcast.
Sheep can be purchased at about one
dollar and sixty cents per head by the
flock. Any farmer who has had some
experience in handling sheep, and has
one thousand dollars in money, can se
cure by homestead, improve and stock
a sheep farm of one hundred and sixty
acres, or he can purchase all the land
he wants and pay for it in small annual
installments out of the wool crop. In
connection with the wool industry he
can raise cattle, horses, iruits, etc., as
inclination or ability may decide.
. A. KNAPP.
Lake Charles, La.
Representatives, James 1. Mul'eu,
H. R. Henry.
State senator, T, J. Day of Garheld
All will be elected by a rousing a ma
jority. D. U. HARRISON.
For Thirty Days
TO MEMBERS OF ALLIANCE.
fc'l hmm pi
: if -" :
10- EL' MACK.
924 P Street,
Magnates and Tramps.
Nebraska has a code of excellent laws;
in tact tney are second to tnose 01 no
other state. But last week we had an
illustration of their execution. A tramp
stole a keg of beer. He was promptly
arrested, convicted, and sent to jail for
twenty days which was right. Dur
ing the same week superintendents Cal
vert and Bignell sent a force of railroad
men and engineers to prevent the cross
ing of the electric railroad over the B.
& M. tracks in
tor. liditor Rosewater is pretty hard
pressed when he has to substitute low
personal flings for facts and arguments.
Mr. B. is not a candidate and might
serve to divert abuse from other men,
were it not for the fact that such organs
as the Bee has enough blackguardism to
I cover the whole state.
OpBro. Saunders, editor of the Platte
County Argus, brightened our den with
his genial presence in company with Mr.
the state. The farmers of Platte county
intend to have a barbecue before long
that will eclipse anything of the kind
ever before attempted in Nebraska or
the west. We are hoping for an invita
a public street which ucBujr
the people own under city government. I . , , , ,
rri, . nj j. i. a i.u I brightest and aoiest people's papers in
xne ponce were caiieu iu put uowu me 1 w m, . TO
anarchistic, riotous railroad men. The
iudere of the court issued a mandate
enjoining, the railroad officials from in
terfering. The officials refused to "obey.
The sheriff and a posse was called to
enforce the order of the court; revolvers
were drawn and lives endangered; and
bloodshed was averted by the cool head
of sheriff McClay. The rioters were
arrested, tried and fined. The , jail
that opened for a tramp did not open
for the railroad magnate who defied the
law, threatened public order and im
perilled the lives of citizens. What
care these railroad superintendents for
a line? They extort millions from the
people, override the people's laws, and
2-Ton Wagon Scale (6x12) 32 00
3 - 7x13) 40.00
4 ' " " (8x14) 40.00
BRASS BEAM, BEAM BOX AND
FULL DIRECTIONS FOR
100 Useful Articles at Half Price.
mi CHICAGO SCALE CO. Chicago. Ills.
Mr. Harlan is reading his speeches
in the 2d district trom manuscript.
Who wrote them? is an interesting in
quiry. A Nebraska man who has to
read his speeches never goes to con
gress. The farmers of the 2d district
can read speeches at home while their
teams are resting.
A GRAVE MISAPPREHENSION.
Oakdale, Neb.. Aug. -9, 1890.
J. Burrows: Dear Sir. While wait
ing for the train to Crawford, I will
drop you a few lines. The movement
is going and growing rapidly, and the
meetings are simply immense; 2,000 at
Wood River, Tuesday; 4,000 at Lexing
ton the next day, with a procession two
and a half miles long at Albion yester
day, fully ."5.000 (some said 7,000) with
appropriate banners, mottoes and flags,
with live bands, one lady band and the
Indian band from Genoa. I was talk
ing with parties from Lincoln county
while at Lexington. They say that
Lincoln and Cheyenne counties
need organizing badly. The organizer
for that section don't seem inclined
to pudi things, his only object seeming
ly is to get a few dollars for doing the
work, and as there is no money in that
county because of the drouth, organiza
tion has stopped. Can there be a plan
adopted to push the organization? The
people are ready. Cannot some of the
state funds be appropriated to organize
subordinate Alliances where they are
not able to do it themselves? It is very
necessary for the success of the whole
ticket that this be done and the ter
Give this your attention, and send
them help if possible. Yours,
We publish the above for the sake of cor
recting1 the grave misapprehension under
which our valued correspondent and many
others are laboring. The Alliances cannot
constitutionally be organized for political
purposes, or as a political body. No man lan
honestly take the obligation which every
member is obliged to take if his motive in
joiaing is of a partisan character. Besides,
the constitution expressly provides that there
shall be no political test of membership. If
Alliances were organized as our correspond
ent wishes them to be, for the purposes of
he independent movement alone, either
test of membership would at once be estab
lished or members would be taken in under
false preteHcea. If it was openly organized
for such a purpose, the organization would
have no value, because only men favorable
to that purpose would join; whereas under
the true system men of all political beliefs
join, and soon come upon common; ground
where their interests are concerned. It can
kot be too carefully borne in mind hat the
Rev. Peter Lansing of - Yutan, Saun
ders countv. eartted at our office last week.
pay a trifli,.g fine with an impudent He an ekhusiastic admirer of Hon.W.
smile. The people of this state will ul- H Dwh ami has kmnvn him personallv
timately have laws that bear on railroad for sixteeu years. Saunders county is
magnates and tramps alike. f h- favoritR son.
A Louisiana Letter.
A GRAND MEETING AT AURORA.
jmr. JiiDiroii: 1 ne people 01 xiaum The following letter from Louisiana
ton county had a grand day at Aurora to the Iowa Homestead js written by an
on the 2bth. it was Harvest Home aay nlfl Tnw .. of this prfitor
for tne Alliances in tne county, anu Prof KnaDD was formerly Superinten-
ngnt wen uia tney ceieorate it. " dent of the Iowa College for the blind.
true that on account ot droutn ana not at Vinton, and he also for a time held a
winds the products of the held -are professorshi pin the Iowa" State Agri
scarce, out wnat was lacing iu uaivusi cuitUral College. What he says about
seemed to be maae . up in entnusiasm, f h:n(rs tn Louisiana mav be relied nnon
Auburn, Neb., Aug. 25, 1890
Editor Alliance The outlook for
the old parties in these parts is gloomy.
Church Howe has manned every pump
in the old republican ship of Nemaha,
but still the bilge water of dissolution
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of destruction to the quaking crew. Ne- SenQ lor MwlOgOB. AQOreSS
maha, as your. readeis will call to mind,
is one of the oldest settled counties in
the state; it has often changed hands
from republican to democratic hands in
in the management of its local govern
ment, but neither have recognized the
wants and needs of a government for the
beneht ef the tarmers and working peo
ple. Taxes are high and oppressive of a
local nature, and what should be the
most prosperous county in the state is to
day, after a settlement of over thirty
years, in an embarrassed condition finan
cially, -and does not even own a court
house. The blight of high taxes has laid
a ruinous hand upon the towns of the
county. The farmers are in sore dis
tress. Taking local taxes and adding
the national tariff taxes to their burdens
on everything they vise is fast reducing
them to serfdom, and in Nemaha county
to-day there are not ten tanulies in a
hundred who own a blanket. Mr. Howe,
no doubt, had observed many things in
the condition of the people about his
home that caused him to hear and heed
the roar of rushing waters into the leaky
ship of republican ring rule, but it is too
late to pump out. J he rats and rascals
have waterlogged the old craft, she must
sink. The farmers and tried and true
old veterans will pump- no more on
promises, The grand organization of
Alliances throughout the Nebraska gold
en fields are awake to shrill notes of the
bugle call to ballot, and will follow the
emblazoned guidons of Honest John
Powers to victory and reformation, and
old Nemaha will'try to be a banner coun
ty with a big majority. Yours truly.
James iiale, Proprietor.
This is one of the most commodious and
conveniently located hotels m the city, being
just north of the Post-office. Everything is
new, and the rooms are large ana nanasomely
Rooms from 50 cts to $1 Per Day.
The . proprietor respectfully Solicits a share
of public patronage, and will make every
effort to please customers. mi
The Iowa Steam feed Cooker
Is far ahead of all com
petitors. It is handled
by more dealers in this
State than all other
makes of steamers put
Will do More Work with Less
Fuel than any other Make.
Genesee Salt Company's
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THE GENESEE SALT COMPANY.
mercantile Exchange, New York.
and an earnest resolve to rely for pros
perity, not on over-production, or starv
ation prices, consequently on scarcity,
but on industry, honesty, and wise po-
itical action, which shall insure to the
people fair pay for honest work and '?l us lltuu"lc
j. 11 s
We are inclined to go down there and
open a sheep ranch:
Mr. Editor: The Homestead comes
to me regularly in this remote portion
of our country. Its articles upon ev-
equal rights for all before the law
crowd was estimated at from 3,000 to
5,000, and the best of feeling prevailed.
Addresses were made by J. H. Powers,
candidate for governor, Judge Mc
Keighan, candidate for repjesentative
of second congressional district, and
Judge Bates, candidate for district
judge. The addresses were received
with applause, and the determination
to carry tho whole people's ticket in
November seemed unanimous. Songs
and good music interspersed the exercis
es throughout. . H.
We publish this week quite a collec
tion of original campaign songs by Mrs.
J. T. Kellie and Venier Voldo. Mr.
Voldo has published his songs on sheets,
and tney will be sent as per his adver
tisement in another column. We shall
print Mrs. Kellie's songs on sheets of
good paper, and will send them post
paid at 50 cents per 100, 25 cents for
50, or 15 cents for 25, which is no more
than actual cost.
Sing the songs everywhere. They are
simply immense for a campaign. We
shall add new ones from time to time,
as they can be obtained.
ANOTHpR INTERESTING LETTER
FROM BRO. L. HENRY.
subjects intimately . connected with the
prosperity of Iowa. I have noted the
persistency with which you have advo
cated diversified agriculture as a con
servative force against agricultural de
gression. " The problems of successful
lusbandry in the United States have
een greatly complicated by the mar
velous progress in steam transporta
tion on land and water within the pres
ent generation, and upon the method
for their ultimate solution there are
many opinions. This, however, is
clear, that where- we can produce any
staple article as cheaply in the United
States as in foreign countries is is wise
to do so, at least to the extent of home
consumption, and thus prevent the ex
portation of gold and silver.
Take the article of wool, of which we
import a vast amount. We have some
how fallen into the theory that the
United States cannot compete in the
production of wool with Australia,
Chili. Uruguay and the' Argentine Re
public, and year by year we see this in
dustry languish, while our money goes
abroad to pay for the foreign product.
I am disposed to challenge the theory
that wool can be produced in any for
eign country cheaper than in some por
tions of this. Since, my residence at
Lake Charles my attention has been re
peatedly called to a section just north
of us peculiarly adapted to sheep farm
ing. It extends a hundred miles north
and is about fifty miles wide. The first
forty miles north of our city is beauti
Portland. Oregon, Aug. 25, 1800.
Editor Farmers' Alliance: AsanJ
item of news to you and the many
friends of the cause of reforti I will
send you a few lines that you may be
informed of the whereabouts of myself
and wife. . We left Waitsburg July
31st, for Hood River, Oregon. Stopped
one day at Walla Walla, a city of about
5,000 inhabitants, thence to the Dalles,
where we spent one day, a city of about
4.000 'inhabitants," and -from thereto
Hood River, v; here we spent near
three weeks with some of our old Ne
braska neighbors by the name of Howe.
Was glad to meet them and find them
all in good health. Hood River is a
new town of about 200 inhabitants on
the Oregon R. R. and Navigation Co.
Line, also on the Columbia river. A
line of boats . run from Portland here.
It is no farming country, but is a great
fruit-growing place; fruit of all kinds
grows to perfection. Hood River is in
what is called Hood River valley with
Hood River flowing through it from
Mount Hood,, and empties into the Co
lumbia River near the town of Hood
River, and all in the Cascade Moun
tains. Jflt.'Hooa.on tne south, and Mt.
Adams on the norm, are in run view,
with their perpetual snow covered caps.
In regard to health, the valley is
deemed the most healthy place in the
west. People from Portland and the
coast gt there to the spend the summer.
The country is thickly settled a great
many only owning five to twenty acres.
l visueu. one piaue wuere mere was
less than three acres of land in cultiva
tion, and he had sold over $1,200 worth
of fruit from the place, and will sell
ibout $300 worth of vegetables. It
cost him $400 for hired help and other
expenses. The people are mostly out
of debt. The mountains are covered
with fir timber which is being cut and
shipped away. I visited several of the
saw mills where it takes them about
ten minutes to saw up a log 15 feet
long and 30 inches through Lumber
at ttte mills is worth $8 per 1,000. I
find great dissatisfaction among the
We will make any Stockraiser a
Present of one if he will use it Three
Months and is not satisfied that it has
Saved Its Cost In Feed.
This Celebrated Generator can be
seen at work on Lincoln Fair Ground
during Nebraska State Fair. ,
Wholesale and Retail.
BARB WIRE IN CAR LOTS. NAILS IN CAR LOTS.
. MILLET IN CAR LOTS.
Llartin Staem Feed Cooker Co.
GREAT WESTERrT STEAUEOV
Great Western Feed Steamer
Coeks one to three barrels feed at one filling'.
Fire box surrounded with water on tn and
6idee. A.ny kind or fuel. Easily managed and
cleaned as a. box stove. Send for Circulars.
Airenta wanted. BOVEE H. M. CO.
Ht6- ' Tama, Iowa
W31 ccliptt anything the World hm Trr nra.
The .unling feature mentioned in connection
whh it, if curried oat will antonUh the civilised
world. The gre.tert mind, of to. country nr.
racking their brain, to produce oine thing of which
mortal, bar. nerer dreamed. To keep informed
of tb. wonderful progreiv being made one ahonld
e. mrj lam. of "The Wcrt.ra World, llln
t rated", which will contain illiutration of the
immenm Building and improvement, a. fast a
de&igaed. It alo contain. Information of all aeo
tions of thia great conntrr, mdnpennibl. to' tnaa
sacking Home. Sample fcopy and 100 Page Cata.
logue. of Clubbing and Combination Uttera, 10 Ct
TUi WESTERN WOBLB, CaJcauro.
RED POLLED CATTLE AT PUBLIC SALE.
Fifty head will be sold atDes moines, la.,
September 19, 1890. For catalogue, tenr s, etc.
addreM L. F. Koss,
TINWARE, JOBBER'S PRICES,
GASOLINE STOVES, "
REF IG ERATO RS, "
ICECREAM FREEZERS, "
BOLTS AND SCREWS,
Special prices to the Alliance. All "ordero
sent us by mail will have careful and prompt
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PIANOS and ORGANS.
A fall line of Violins, Accord eons, and Mu
leal Merchandise. Sheet Mutic and Mnalo
Books. Agent for celebrated makes of
Brass Instruments. The Alliance can say
from 15 to 20 per cent. Special Terms to
Clubs. Correspondence or a call solicited ,
F. W. IIOttMAN.
The Suppressed Political Bombshell
Our Republican Monarchy.
AnUnsparingr Arraiamnientof the Politlotv
Capitallstio Machinery which has corrupted
our free Institutions and prostituted the rte
publio to the aristocratic forms and indus
trial slaveries of Monarchial Europe. Dy
"We want all our subscribers to read Our
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RED -POLLED CATTLE.
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City, la. The oldest herd In Iowa. The
best' herds in England represented.
Oome and see stock er send for circu
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ness, that tho oeople may understand it,"
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the day which every citizen should read."
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