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THE FANNERS' AfJiTANOE, LINCOLN NEB, SATURDAY. FER, 14. 1WU.
ij rAiniEirs OPINIONS.
TtfX RCCZWATEJ BEE.
Cmnprwed nd tins- by Joan Kin of Buck
Oeek prcvlaot, launder county.
The Bosewater Bee to a dandy.
I can't help bat vttcb as be flic.
Ee M itwrlnr rlfht straiglit fur your brain
Aaa hlssUng It to loaec4 with Hoi.
Ca to ruled bjr political shysters.
Ami gortmtn br entanlncs you tee.
Bat while yon a Burrow' paper
You'll sever get stuaf by toe Be.
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ticUeateBee Isabeuuty, .'
Tto law that eyts ever sewn;
It tires with the aemoorat party,
latendinc to hatch a sew quen.
Ed aiw the Alllaaee eomea along bnys,
Ami as (urr aooorruptiaa'a ailre,
With tkiket that's tailed Indeprn lent,
We'll tUr them all up la their hive.
We'll rap on their hire till they vans, bnya
We'll stand by and bid thf m ailu.
To the bottom lea pit of corruption
Fitted up to receive such a ere.
flood-bye to the Bee and ttoeewater.
. Werid-Herald, the Journal and Gere,
Go out of ouralghtto the D ril.
Don't oomebac for ten thousand ear.
About our Jiraale (may Ma vote decrease)
wok one night frum a deep drt-am of
And saw within the gaallirht of bit room,
Kaklnglt rlehand ukealillyln bloom,
Aa angel writing In a book or gold.
Mandamus writ had made our Jlmmtc bold.
Ami to the presence la the room he aald
What writeat thou!" The vision raised lu
And ekwlng the book to dearly prised.
Answered, "The names of those who are
"And lamlneouer eald Jlmtnle. "Kay, not
" SO," : ,
Eeplled the Angel. James then spoke more
But delant with his Anglo- axon grit),
tsylnf, 'Thomas, run and get another writ."
Lang wept the Angel, then vanished from
: Sight . ..'..
But the book too devil brought back next
And showed the names that naturalisation
And, Lo, our Jlmmle's same led all the rest I
7bzrxas, "Those that are not for
ui are against at," and judging by the
Jyiaj, misleading report and unjust
erhidims of our Independent members
of the legislature by such papen as the
B. 4 II. Journal, Boodlers' and Bank
en Eae, and that other double-leaded
wolf la sheep's cloathing, of Omaha,
that are not for us; and .
Whxbxas, The spirit manifested by
the above named newspapers leads to
the conclusion that their editors have
old themselves to the devil, and are
fal&fully serving their master; there
fare ts It
IL -, J, Ey the Westbrook Alliance,
IIo. that we call upon all who be
Have In the principle of "equal justice to
ail, sad special privileges to none," to
oo-c?erate with us in resenting the
It!: t insula of these papers, by with,
ke'.-j our patronise from them. And
Cxo!:-1, That we endorse the ' ac
tios tf Jay Burrows in the brave and
manly stand he has taken in defense of
outrt ed humanity, and recommend
the i irmers' Alliance to all truth loving
people, as a paper they cau rely upon.
Kttoittd, That copies of these resolu
tions be sent .o the fa men Alliance of
Lincoln. Neb., and the Crtighton Aews
Alex Zike, Pres't.
A. Harksch, Sec'y.
The Qualifications of Voters.
; Editor Alliance .--hex, us first con
aider what are the -present qualifica
tions of voters. Each state declares
who shall be voters (always conform
ably with the United States constitu
tion) and of course, there is some di
versity, but in general they are nearly
alike. In this state the first restriction
relates to sexonly male persons may
vote; next cornea age twenty one or
over; then the time of residence six
months; but last and governing ail
othersa voter must be a citizen or
must have declared his intention to be
come such. A few lesser restrictions
relate to soundness of mind, previous
conviction for treason or felony, army
service and the like. v
Now for what purpose are all these
restrictions? Why not let all persons
vote irrespective of age, sex, citizen
ship, etc? The reason is plain. Ah
persons are not capable of exercising
the elective franchise Restrictions
then are for the purpose of preventing
the voting of those who arc not able to
The first relates to sex; it has been
the practice from all time to allow the
privilege of voting only to men. Is
this a wise- plan? ! .ThOi iact that
ancient . people ; denied -the, ability, of
woman to tote wisely, is not enough
ground for denying her tho privilege in
this enlightened age. Is there any
reason in the nature of things why two
children, brought up in the same fam
ily, having the same influences and as
sociotions, attending tho same school,
where they attain equal posts of honor,
in short, having equal mental attain
ments, why one should be given, the
other denied, the elective franchise, all
because they do not both wear breeches?
Does not the ability to rote wisely de
pend on mental attainments rather
Noticing the next qualification age
let us .take for illustration the boys in
neighboring families: One attending
school regularly, becominsr a good
scholar, studying civil government, be
coming acquainted with the forms and
usages of tho government under which
he lives, reading the papers and thus
informing himself on tho issues of tho
; day; the other attending regularly the
dry goods boxes in front of the stores,
the easy chairs in the saloons and simi
lar places, learning - to be lazy, reck
less, drunken, even if not criminal,
unable to read even if he were inclined
to do so; yet these boys, as soon as they
attain the age of twenty-one, are equal
voters, the latter, led by bigotry and
pn-judkit, able lo ranM the vole of the
fi.nwr. who has bwa at so muh pains
to dnw-ovrr ihc truth. It not the for-DH-r
Mlcr qualiftVd to vol at fiijhteen
than the latter ever will be? We have
pltuvd the time of the attainment of the
urri.Ul por at twenty-ow, ptcwura-
itig that lo be atooi we avtrnpe aire at
a Men the reasoning. poweiS develop?
FtM'ts say no. No oue claims that quali
fication l be just, onl.v claiming it to
lm h average age the idea of averag
ing ihf quantisations of voters.
I have no particular fault to find
with the wewwtry time tf residence
within tlx vat; at least I do not see
any ImitM-diat plan far bettering it. 1
ihiuk. however, that ouly native born
or naturaliu-d citizens should have the
privi ege of voting. If a. foreigner
diien not care enough for the prhilege
tnuknoiit his uaturalizaiiou papers,
hH should juxtly l denied it
Insicad of tho tirt two quaiiucation,
sex and age, 1 would sjb-iiMitenii etlu
catioual one. All voters should be a" tie
to read utideMaiidingly from an onli?
uarv tiewH(.!ter, write a legible hand,
and - d a reaMinahle examination in
United States and sta e civil govern
lueiii, Jt might be well to p'ace the
miuimum aue at ei(rheen Each per
son a hen he (or he) teels able to coe
with HUeh Mtibjecis will study them and
apply at the regular annual examination
for a riinsUM of qualificailon aa a
voter. 'The count) jndfre miaht fill the
office of examiner. Afierwant a voter
should lie obi god to xhow this certifi
cate, each time he (or he) offers to vote
l hi plan would wive the problem of
ignorant voters In the only powible way
oy not naviiis: any. v. v. .
Adopted bv the Lougwoed Alliance,
No 763, of Ciwter county.
Kesolved, J'htt we believe that fraud
has been uractio-d in the last stale
election and lhat we demand a full and
fair investigation of the same and that
those rightfully elected should be seat
Rrthotved. That w heartily endorse
the course taken hy the representatives
of the Independent party in the state
legislature. johh nr. aokd.
Thomas nuncis, rres.
' Resolution ol Thanks. '
Garfield ettunty alliance In roffular
session held .January 21, 1891, passed
the lotlowing tvaoMtlon:
Krsolved, That we, the committee In
behalf of the drouth stricken sufferers
f said county, feel grateful to Samuel
Nixon, of Page county, Iowa, for mate;
rial aid received at his bands. ' .'..'
K. T. Conner. Wm. Woods. J. W.
Rice, committee on resolution.
S. T. Flebneb, Henht Touox, .
Resolutions passed by the Rock Creek
Alliance 1077, of Saunders Co., at is
regular meeting, Jan. 17th 18V1.
it nMiABf iun vuiaua urao uaa iu iuo
Hoa. John A. McShaue's campaisn
shown by printed affidavits that Church
nowe was anytning nut an nonest man,
but today in it's demo-republican com
bine pointed him out as a saint; and the
World Herald in t he Hon. Judge Ner
val's campaign pointed him out as a vile
railroad capper and tool, and to-day
points mm out as a saint, ana the a &
Si. Journal of Lincoln which has proven
itself one of the meanest railroad tools
in the state, termiug all honest toilers
nogs,tnereiore oe it . -Resolved:
That we the members of the
above named Alliance, withhold our
support from all such-papers and use
all honorable means to decreaso their
circulation, and be it further
ResofMtf, That we look upon The
f aemeks Alliance and its editor Mr.
Burrows as a true advocate of the peo
ple's cause and . that we will use til
honorable means to increase its circu
lation, and be it further
Resolved, 1 hat wc heartily endorse the
action of the representatives from
Saunders county and all Independents
that have faithfully stood together
agitiuat iuo uuuiu-ruuuucau cumuine.
Emu, Johnson, Sec,
John A. Johnson,
John Kino, Com.
Admonition to the Supreme Court, 4
Resolved, That we, the members of
Grant Alliance here assembled, view
with alarm the acts of the republican
and democratic parties in their attempt
to seat J. E. Boyd as governor of Ne
braska as dangerous to our form of
Resolved, That we denounce tho arts
of the supreme court in their recent de
cision in which J E. Boyd is made to
sit as judge in his own case;
Resolved, That we believe that the
legislature by the power vested in it by
the constitution, is the sole judge of the
election returns, and any attempt to
coerce tnem is revolutionary and dan
gerous to republican institutions, i
Resolved, That theso resolutions be
placed on the minutes of this Alliance
and a copy sent to The Farmers' Alli
ance of Lincoln Neb. for publication.
Graut Alliance No. 1433 has sixty six
memoers aname aooveis their uuani
mous opinion. W. H. Moue, Sec.
- C H Allen, Pres. -
.''' The Stay Law. ' '
Mb. Editor-)! course It is, evident
that Nebraska is ..dependent upon, her
agriculture," "and ' thatt , by -reason ; of
drouth the crops for the last two years
have failed; which places the farmer in
such a position that he is Unable to meet
his obligations, consequently what little
property he may have not exempt is
liable to be sold for a song at forced
8ale. r '
Therefore it is not to bo wondered at,
that there should be an urgent demand
for relief ia this direction, and what is
needed is tho prevention of forced sale
for two years, that.. will give time to
gather two crops of corn.
. The best and most effectual way to
obtain this object, is for the legislature
to pass a law, prohibiting all the courts
from issuing any execution or order of
sale in ny civil suit until March 1, 1893,
A. D t th is better than any tinkering
with tie present stay law, which ould
not reach the people most needing relief
because it requires a bond which they
are unable to give. v , ,
If my memory is correct, the state of
Illinois during the war passed a similar
law, prohibiting the issuing of an execu
tion or order of sale against any person
while in the service. t "
Now let your legislature promptly
pass a law giving our people this needed
relief. F.M.W. Trice.
TO THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE.
A Petition for Municipal Suf&att.
Wahington Alliance, No. 5li, of
Frontier county, Nebraska, at a vote
ukrn Jouary 24. earnestly pray that a
statute be enacted providing thai in any
eleciloo nemtfter held in any city or
village for the election of city or viJage
officers or any other purpose under the
laws governing cities or villages, the
right of any citizen to vote shall not be
abridged or denied on account of sex;
and women may vote at such elections
the same ss men under like restrictions
and qualifications. S. A. Mokse.
Mas. G. W Bailet, Pres.
To James . Boyd, Acting Governor .of
Sir: Soon after the late election, it
was publicly charged that you were not
at the time of said election, a citizen of
the Uuited states. The evidence ad
duced in support of this assertion was
that you were born ia a foreign coun
try, were past the age of 21 when your
father completed bis naturalization,
and that you have never been natural
ized. You cannot but know, if the
above charge ia true, that you are not
eligible to the office which you now till.
let from tne nrst intimation oi yur
ineligibility on this ground, not oue
syllable of reply or explanation has
ever escaped your lips, or if so, it has
not yet ivaonea tne pumic.
Auy huntst man ; who believed and
knew he was not disqualified under the
law to hold the office to which he
claimed to havejbeen elected, would
1 ! . ... f Z 1 . I . ! 1
nava luatuuieu . M'WTmwiuua im
mediately to clear himself of so serious
a cnarce. x nw you iaiiea to uo, ana
in view of your tieaiiireuce and silence.
a large body of thoughtful, intelligent
men and women of Nebraska have de
cided that you are a British subject to
day; that you are a scouudrel of the
deepest dye; that a hog thief is a
respectable persouage in comparison
with a low-dowu political villain who
would steal the governorship of a state;
that you know you are not si citizen of
the Uuited states, and are only waiting
for oue of the most subservient courts
on the American continent to confirm
j our uue to tne omce.
LtANK ALLIANCE, HO. 1000.
Thayer Co. Mutual Insurance Co.
Alexandria, Neb., Jan. 81, 1801.
Jay Burrows, Esq., Chairman State
Ex. Cop., lieur Sir: I am at present
the -wewary of the farmers Mutual
Fire Ius'lvauce Co. Office at Hebron,
Thayer Co., Nebraska. Tho Co. has a
membership of 800, nearly all are solid
landowners, and therefore responsible
and reliable. Our first policy was is
sued March, 1, 1888. We collect a
membership fee of $1.00 and an advance
assessment of 50c ts on each $100 worth
of property insured; we have never made
but one assessment and that to the
amount of $400. ' We have new in the
treasury 1382 in cash and good botes.
Our expenses have (owing to ignorance
and inexperience) been $150 greater
than was necessary. Under prudent
management no assessment would have
been necessary. We have about $300,-
000 of insurance on the books. We find
the public ready for mutual insurance,
but many are prevented from joining
us by the fact that we refuse to issue a
vfiud storm policy. Our company last
year ixsuod about 100 wind storm poli
cies, but at our annual meeting in Jan,
18U1. we decided to discontinue wind
storm policies until our insuranco in
force reaches $1,000,000. My object in
writing to you is to urge the' formation
of a state insurance company upon the
mutual plan to grant wind storm pro
tection. We win re-insure our 100 poli
cies as a starter and will act as an agent
for such a company at actual cost.
The second obstacle in our path, is the
fact that some of the loan and trust com
panies reject our policies as collateral
securities in addition to real estate se
curities on their loans. To remedy this
evil I now propose to the state execu
tive committee that we establish a loan
and trust company upon the same basis
as the security investment company of Lin
coln is established; and when a trust
company refuses a mutual policy we
will replace the loan. I think this will
convince all trust companies that a mu
tual policy is safe. ! Yours fraternaly, .
A Sample for the Chaplains.
Malcolm, January 80, 1891.
Mr. Editor: The hogs are now in
the parlor, and I see no material differ
ence in the material filth of this and
other years, our legislative hall has ever
been a gigantic spittoon. But it is its
moral filth that most vitally affects us,
and of which I wish to draw attention.
As a Christian people wc begin the leg
islative business of the day. by prayer
to Almighty God, asking His guidance
and blessing. What a farce; what a
blasphemy. Tho voice of the chaplain
has scarcely died away, ere some miser
able pimp, (lobbyist) ! a member, of an
honorable profession, probably member
of a church, but .in.' reality an agent fof
the devil, is tempting some representa
tive to be false to his oath, false to his
constituents, false to himself, his family
and his God. Independents, the eyes
of this great country are upon yon.
May the Almighty blister every tongue
that talks bribery, may He paralyze
every hand that offers and very hand
that accepts a bribe. Let every man
and woman who loves right and justice,
everyone who desires pure government,
say Amen. Wo shall then have no
dread of hogs in the parlor. .
Relief In Sioux County.
Whereas, The issue of the State Jour
nal of Jan. 30, 1891, contained a state
ment from a letter written by D. W.
Woody, of Gilchrist, Sioux county Neb.,
to the effect that it would bo a waste of
money for the stste to furnish seed for
the farmers of Sk'iix couaty, for the rea
son that said county had been proven
not to be good for agricultural purpos
es; and - '
Whereas, The said D. W. Woody
thereby makes a statement that is not
true and calculated to work a hardship
on the homesteaders inasmuch as it is
an attempt to deprive them of much
needed aid and thus force them to desert
(heir homes is order to obtain a living
or themselves and families. And
Wiif Kiaa. TUwild I. W. Woody,
is the jiikiiott of the peace appointed by
order of I he county commissioners to re
ceive applications for aid from the set
tlers of his precinct, and that nearly
etr ery voter In bis preciuct has made
such pplicaiion and (hat he, the said
D W. Woody, ha applied for seed for
100 acres of land, the following appli
cation for aid con'radKtiiid his state
ment made in the State Journal:
"Wheat 10 bu ; oats 20 bu ; Spring
rye. 20 bu ; com 2 bu ; potatoes 4 bu.;
millet 20 bu.; flax 5 bu.
1). W. Woodt,
Whereas. The year 1889 was not a
crop failure in Sioux county, and al
though but little was raised it was for
I he reason that stock was allowed free
range until July 18811, so that the farm
ers did iiot dare? put out crops as they
would be destroyed, and that the year
1890 was no drier in Sioux county than
in many other counties iu Nebraska, and
that iu some instances fair crops were
gtown where the farm rs were able to
obtain seed, and that Sioux county hat
demouslr tied that it will yield as flue
sm II grain as any portion of the state
and that sugar beets yielding 23.2 per
cent of sugar were raised in 1890, and
t hut all admit that the past two years
have been unusually dry. Therefore
Resolved, That the : undersigned
farmers assembled together at Harrison.
Sio.ix county, Nebraska, denotuce the
statement of the said D. W. Woody as
being false, malicious and against the
progress and development of Sioux
Rewired, That the state relief com
mittee be requested to refuse any aid to
the said D. W. Woody or anv person re
siding in Sioux county who is known to
be oppofr d to the agricultural interests
of f aid county, and be it further
Resolved, That as the ground is In
good condition to receive seed for a
crop in 1891, we pledge ourselves as
farmers to use our best efforts to
properly plant, cultivate and care for
the seed furnished and the crops grow
ing therefrom. '
A B. Ktraenv, Chairman, .
HoaoBT wiLSOif, secretary
C K. rodtenbaupt,
D. M. "utton,
J. A, Brill,
I nomas J. Clark,
K. A. Bifflow.
U. . oott.
Cbas. ft. ttohllt,
Jos. M. Hoblnson,
P. 0. Kiirelow,
B. A. Hscselqulst,
tmj n. win.
C. R. Wadiwortn.
n. r. aeroe,
Has The Farmers' Alliance Come to
The following paper was read before
Union Alliance No. 1537:
Last summer and fall, before elec
tion, a great many said, "Oh, this
Farmers' V Alliance movement wont
amount to much; it will go to pieces be
fore another election comes around."
Many said so because they wished it so.
Well, what is the prospect now? Will
the farmers stick together?
To all concerned I wish to say that
the Farmers Alliance has come to stay in
Franklin county, v y
Nearly every report to this office
brings news of increase of membership
in subordinate Alliance and none report
a decrease, Another remarkable fact
showing Interest and a determination
to stick is that, notwithstanding the
bard times, dues are promptly paid.
What, then, is the cohesive power
that makes the farmers hold together?
It is the knowledge that they are fast
becoming the vassals of corporations
and money power; that through class
legislation, the profits of their farms
and labor are taken from them to make
the rich richer; that unless something
is done to check the present condition
and tendency of things, they will soon
be paupers and serfs to the money
kings; that they will have nothing to
bequeath to their children but bondage,
worse than that in which the darkies of
the south were ever held.
They have organized for the purpose
of politically decapitating legislators,
both state and national, who have been,
and are, the willing tools of usurpers of
our liberties. " ' ''"
The, farmers are gravely told that
there is room for but two political par
ties in this country. Just so. The
farmers are glad to hear that. The
demo-republican parties have become
so much alike, that there is practically
no difference between them. The only
discernible difference under the most
powerful microscopo is: one is for Shy
lock plus 5 per cent tariff; the'other is
for Shylock minus 5 per cent tariff. As
to greed, both are insatiable; as to hon
esty, neither has any; as to justice; their
scales of justice are altogether wanting.
Sum total One party o for,-and by
Shylock. Hence the necessity for a
'second party. ... " .. ' . " .. ' :" ,'
The farmers are fast forming into
line, and have already made a brilliant
charge upon the enemy, as evidenced
by the results of last fall's elections.
But they have not gained a victory yet
by long odds. They have just invoked
the wrath of corporations and organ
ized capital. The wrath of railroads is
clearly visible by their refusal to ex
tend a helping hand to suffering hu
manity in the drouth stricken district.
The wrath of eastern capitalists and
home banks Is evidenced by their re
fusal to loan a single dollar. V
Thus we see organized capital ar
rayed against the producers. Will the
farmers give up their organization and
yield to organized wealth and it? greed!
The irrepressible conflict between capi
tal and labor is upon us. Which will
win. v. ' '" ;
To gain victory for the laboring and
producing classes is the grand object of
the Farmers' Alliance, and since this
cannot be attained in a few months, the
Alliance is bound to stay.
John Dcdek, Sec'y.
Is the People's Movement Petmsntnt?
Whitter. Nb. Jan So. 1891.
Brn Burrows: Not wiibstanclng what
is being said to the contrary, the Alli
ance are not breaking up. The fact is
Alliance men are surprised to find m
many new accessions to our ranks.
Such an uprising of the people was
never dreamed of. As the old party
press threaten and abuse, and old poli
ticians sneer, and the supreme court,
without either sembleuce of law or
common sense, takes issue against us,
the people grow more excited, more
earnest and more determined. The
railroad and banks, and the trusts, the
court, the press and the political trick
stersiu general could not pursue a course
that would tend more to the unifying
and solidifying the movement for free
dom from corporate greed and power
than' the one now being pursued.
We have parsed a peaceful kind of
revolution and if not thwarted in our
rights have been measurably successful.
But if wo are to be balked now, I fear
the next will be anything but peaceful.
The people are determined to have their
rights and an equal chance to live and
die free, aud are going to secure those
rights in some way. The tyrannical
power of capital that would enslave,
the greed of the accursed monopolies
that want the whole earth must be over
thrown at any cost. How, in the name
of common sense, any man in the legis
lature.claiming 16 represent the people,
can, truckle to the demands of demo
crat or republican, and do any act that
would in any way be looked upon as a
recognition of a man as governor whom
we believe was foisted upon us by fraud
and treachery of the most diabolical
and damnable kind, is more than we
can understand. How any independent
could vote to ask of such a man the
privilege of contesting his fraudulent
claim to the position he now fraudu
lently occupies is a riddle too difficult to
All honor to those who stand for the
right, but there is nothing, surely, for
those who yield an inch to these miser
able political bnm who are for rule or
ruin, but deep, damnable disgrace.
R. C. Habdin, No. 926.
The Baa aor f Travol la tne Wilds of
lhat Ceaotry Honlad by Wolves.
"... 1 -v
. J. W. Phillips, who is about starting
(torn Toronto to erect extensive saw
mills In Newfoundland, gives soma
startling accounts of his adventures
while exploring the wilds of that col
ony on snowshoos, a distance of GOO
miles, where the foot of man never
trod before. f .
"On more than one occasion," said
Phillips, "our escape from death ap-
Kared to be simply miraculous. The
rdships of the nights of that long
journey I shall never forgeL We in
variably stopped walking as the night
closed in, and to protect ourselves
from the Intense cold we used our
snowshoes as shovels, dug out a hole
ta the snow five feet deep, ten feet long
and six feet wide,-at one end of which
we built a fire. A few boughs spread
on the bottom served as a btd, with no
covering whatever-over us, and with
the dogs by our tide, we put in thr
awful tortures of the nights.
. 'One night we had crawled into our
snowbound bed at the foot of a mount
ain, and were preparing to eleep.when
we were startled by hearing a peculiar
hissing noise, followed by a terrific
roar, and crash after crash, until we
were almost stunned by the awful con
cussion. Hurrying from our hole iu
the snow, we beheld a sight that for
the time took from us the power to
move. : To the left of us aud within
fifty yards, the snow was piled up over
100 feet high, and immediately to the
right of us occurred, as we gazed, the
most wonderful scene I ever saw. A
mountain of snow, glistening in the
moonlight, came thundorinz down the
ice-covered sides of the cliff, carrying
along with it huge trees and all kinds
of dead wood and shrubs. Fortunate
ly for us, we had chosen for our sleep
ing place the entrance to a narrow
gorge, and so escaped - the gigantic
snow-slide. Such a thing as a snow
slide I had never anticipated, as I bad
never bad the experience of one be
fore, and had not Providence guided
our wandering footsteps to the friendly
gorge, my journey would have been
suddenly and completely shortened.
We saw hundreds of deer and
thousands of partridges, and we also
saw wolves. Not having been chased
by wolves, you can hardly appreciate
our feelings' wheu we discovered one
evening that there was a pack of the
half-starved brutes on our trail. When
we made this discovery we were in the
act of digging our beds in the scow, .
and. you may be sure that we lost no
tithe in building a lire .to - keep them
off.? AH night long -"the '-dismal howl
ing of the hungry wolves kept us
awake and filled our hearts with ter
ror; but with the first streak of day
light we ventured forth, ready with
our guns to fight for our lives. All
that day and the next and the next the
wolves followed us, sometimes creep
ing up within 100 yards of us, and at
other times peeping over the hilltops,
with their great green eyes blazing
with hungry antidilution. " Deer after
deer we killed and left behind without
touching, hoping to thus keep the
wolves from attacking us, and all this
time they became bolder and bolder,
gradually coining closer to us. Ai
they came to each slain deer we would
hear them savagely snarling and fight
ing among themselves, and I have no
doubt but that the pack was creatly
'Jiminished by the tights, the oldleirend
of the survival of the fittest beiug very
nicely illustrated." Cortxspomknce
Toonjr College Primidone
President W. A. Quayle of Baker
university, Baldwin, Kan", is one of the
youngest college president in the
world. He was-graduated only live
years tgo, and is not yet $0 years of
Resolutions of K'spect.
At thu regular meeting of Alliance,.
No. 1911, of Nowel precinct, held Mon-,
d y evening, January the 26th. the al
lowing resolutions wito adopted;
Whereas. Our brother, Fred Stein
hansen, baa been taken from our midst,,
be it therefore,
Resolved. That we tendf r our heartfelt
sympathies to the bereavt-.d wife of
brother bteinhausen, in this her Hour of
sadness aud sorrow.
Misa Mills, )
Max Keek. Committee..
Sacramento, Neb , Jun 24, 189 1.
Whereas, It has pleased the
Almighty, the Ruler of the universe to
remove from our midst. Anua. the lie
loved wife of Charles E Sajdy, therefore
Resolved. By Sacramento Alliance No.
U'J5, that we extend our taeitrttelt aui
pathy to our Brother iu this hour of his
sad bereavement, and that a copy of
these resolutions be sent for publication
to the Progress, of HoldregH, Neb , also
to the Alliance Lincoiu, Neb . a couv
of these resolutions lie k t on our book..
- F M Sholl. See.
M F. Voouhees. . -
Whereas, Death has spread his dread
and sable pinions over the house of our
esteemed and -retpv-cted friend audi
brother, Hon. u. W. llenmck and by
this most unwelcome '.visitation has-
taken from his family and our midst
his eldest son, tlarley, who was bi
father's pride and mother's joy, there- ,
fore be it,
Resolved, That we the members of
Garfield County Alliance, in convention,
assembled, do herebv extend to Hun.
C. W. Hennick and his afflicted family
our sincere sympatny aua couaoience.
trusting that the giver of all good will
comfort and strengthen them in their
Henby Folson, )
K. S Alger, Committee.
L. Bkckwith. )
Henry Folson, Co. Pres.
S. T. Fleener, Co. Secretary.
Dated at Burwell this 26th. day of
January, 1831. .
Wo Didn't Understand Ulnar.
When I get to the depot half an honV
ahead of time, or when I am compelled
to wait for an bour or two at some
junction, I like to be social with my
fellow victims. Hang the man who
makes a churl of himself under any
circumstances, particularly when he'
travels. ' '
. Eight or ten of ns had beatr. thrown'
off at a railroad junction- Indiana to-'
wait for two hours, and it wasn't ten
minutes before, we- were all talkiug.
visiting, ' smoklog. and yarning. Alt
but one. I am, of course, speaking of
the men. The ladies held , the silting
room, while we took the platform.
This one was a middle-aged man, who
took his valise add sat down at the far
end of the platform, as if to get as far
from us as he could. ' Everybody
noticed bis action and he was put dowsj
as a sourminded chap who could have
added nothing to our comfort. We
simply did by him as he did by us
let Lira severely alone.
- About ten. minutes before train time
I noticed that the man was uslee p. I
made bold to approach him and call
out, but he did not move. Going closer,
the peculiar pallor of his face alarmed
me, and ia another minute I discovered
that he was dead. He had passed away
while he slept, When we came to lift
him up what do you suppose we found?
He had been writing in a uoto book
with a pencil, and the last lines he bad
written were: , i ;
- "A stranger in a strange land, audi
sick unto death, and yet uo one has a-'
word of sympathy no one will even
come near me. May God forgive tbem
for being so stouy-heartctl. 1 hope that,
But no to-morrow ever came to him.
It came to all the rest of us. but. corne
as often as it may. none of us will ever
feel just right toward ourselves. Wo
had misjudged him. iv. Y. Sun,
. Aa African Railroad.
Stanley says the railroad from Mom
basa to Victoria Nyanza, tho building;
of which has begun, will be about
600 miles long, and that its total cost
will probably not exceecd 15,000,000. .
It is to be a light narrow-gango rail
road. All the money required to build
it has not yet been raised. The roadi
can easily be completed in four years. '
but it is not known yet how soon it
will be run through to'thelakci Stan
ley thinks it would begin to pay interest
on the investment as soon "as com
pleted. He believes the British gov.
ernment should help build the road,
as it lies wholly in British territory,
and its completion will advance- th
interests of the country.
Tho University of Michigan has con
ferred degrees on 10,449 persons dur
ing the -. uity-three years of its exig
ence. ' ''"" ' V.. . .
HIS NQSE WAS SCRATCHED,
But He Did Not Enjoy the Muzzle of
a Gun so Closely .
"One night," said Ben, "I was
bouncing over the plains in one of m
overland coaches, Mrs. Ilolladay aui
myself were tho only passengers..
Several stages had. been robbed with
in two months and the driver was rip
ping along as though a gang of praire
wolves were after him. Suddenly tho
horses were thrown on their haunches
and the stage stopped.
"I was heaved forward, but quickly
recovered, and found myself gazing at
the muzzles of a double-barrel shot
., ''Throw up your hands and don't '
stir!" shouted tho owner in a gruff'
voice. -.' - ; - .
"Up went my hands and I began to
commune with myself. Tho fellow
then coolly asked for my money. I
saw that he did not know who I was,
and I Was nfi'.aul rlmt. VlP Qmlr
...v on.,, nruu
miglxt awake and call my name.
jmjt coat was uuttoned over iny
bOSOlll. huh Ki'nr-H.,V.r.K . i
nidu a magnificent emerald that cost
ie over ,wju a lew weeks before iu
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