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THE FAKMEKS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, XEB SATURDAY AI'K. 4. 1891-
The Farmers' Alliance,
rCBLISHEO WEEKLT AT
CORNER 11TH AND M STREETS,
ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.
J. BURROWS. Editor.
J. M. THOMPSON. Business Ma'gr.
VK trwt our reader this wek with In
Vf AlMASCeolanred to nearly oou Die iu
former else. We intend u add to it value
d I tort ally a much as we htve to luslte.
We hope to be able further to enlarge it tot
erven ooiumn quarto, and will do to a toon
m our patronage JuiUfle lb
Th Alliance one year and
Looking Backward port paid.... II 50
Ditto and Labor and Capital by
Kellogg 1 40
Ditto and Car's Column 1 50
" Our Repnblican Mon
archy by Venier Voldo 1 40
The above book (or aale at thi office
Ditto and Cushlng's Manuel pa
per cover 1 30
Cloth cover 50
or aent post paid as follows;
Looking Backward 60cU.
Caesar's Column 50ct.
Labor and Capital......... ,....20cU.
Oar Republican Monarchy .... .25cU.
Cushing's Manuel, paper covers. ,25cU.
" cloth " ...50cts.
Alliance Pcb. Co Lincoln Neb.
We Will Get Even.
IWrllten for Thb Fahmkhh' Am.iakcb
I aee tome thing- wort ever day,
That do look rather queer;
And more to since the blamed hot wlndi,
glnged off our crops last year.
I can't see why our government
Won't lend a helping band.
By loaning Just a little dust,
To irrigate our land.
Wo don't ask Uncle Ban to give
To us hit shining- stamps;
But loan them at the same percent.
He charges thieving banks.
They ute our Uses to explore
Death Valley's burning sand;
Hut not s cent to irrigate
Nebraska's arid lands.
We work like thunder every year,
Halt corn, rye, wheat, and flax s
And hardly make enough to pay
Our two per cent and tax.
And then, sometimes, the Lord tor gelt
To send us any rain;
The hot winds hold the edge on us,
And ws don't raise a grain.
When we petition congress then
For aid; they only say,
"Well, that's too bad; I wish it bad rained.
Ahem! now let us pray." '
Then after prsyerthey pans a bill
To enlarge the White House grand ;
Dut not a cent appropriate
To wet Nebraska's land.
And then they pans a bill to buy,
A cottage by the sea;
For tho widow of some congress duck,
Or a toy, for Babe McKee.
And then they fatten up their pets, -
The noble red skin braves;
And for the farmer? chestnuts now,
Don't mention them, they are slaves.
They smile on railroad high freight rates,
That keep our prices down;
They shake old Jay Gould's thieving hand,
And on the farmer frown.
With our tax they build monuments,
And call them awful grand:
But not a red cent will they loan,
To wet Nebraska's land.
O well ; these patient farmer slaves,
Someday to Heaven will go;
And gaze on burning oarcassos, ,
Of government sharks below;
And when they call with awful voice.
That almost rends their lungs,
iA Amin will tho faritiAr lAnn
) cool their roasting tongues.
X v ..v ,
Tocc4)lthclr roasting tongues.s
Farm and City Laborers.
(rant, Neb., Feb. 2J. 181.
Editor Alliance: I believe the city
laborer prosperity depend upon the
prosperity of the country laborer. The
fanner alter ye&r of toil and economy.
finding be has not been able to make
both ends meet, begins to reason thusly :
I have worked on the farm sixteen hours
per day for a number of years; have de
nied myself all the comforts and luxuries
of the aire, and have become schooled
to wants and hardships,aad have node
moralizing habits. I will leave the
farm and go to tiie city, and learn
trade or profession. If I deny myself
as I have on the farm I can at least
make a living and perhaps lay up some
thins for old see. It is bad enough to
live in the country and be denied the
comforts of life, but in the city it is like
standing In water up to your chin yet
held in a position so you cannot partake
of it. If the city laborer wishes to bet
ter his condition he must vote to keep
the farmer satisfied with the choice of
his profession. How would it do to
legislate and discriminate in favor of
the fanner until tho gold-bug would
go to farming from choice. Better do
it, than drive all the intelligent farmers
into the cities without trade or profes
sion. If the producers ask for anything
the old parties bowl "paternal govern
ment." but they give railroads land-
grants and factories bounties must do
ft to induce capitalists to invest. But
what are they doing to encourage the
farming industry? Nothing, absolutely
nothing:, t.ltv workmen come over, ana
help us dethrone tyrant King Gold. The
ballot is the only weapon whereby we
can peaceably conquer, capital win
strike back so docs a rattlesnake, and
every hasty blow struck at It will not
be elective. John it. ulf.k.
Something About Insurance.
Alexa, Neb., Feb. 1, 1801.
Editor Alliance: In your issue of
the 14th Inst, we find an article on mu
tual insurance, in which the question Is
raised: "Would it be more economical
to establish a state mutual, with separ
ate departments for fire and wind poli
cies, or allow local companies to con
duct the fire business?" In our opin
ion, if no other issue than expense inci
dent to conducting the business, was al
lowed to enter into consideration, we
would at once pronounce in favor of
ttate companies. Men acquinted with
the practical operation of insurance are
aware that the percentage of loss In
certain localities Is greater than others,
caused sometimes by natural conditions
such as exposure to disastrous prairie
fires, and at others by artificial condi
tions peculiar to the case. To illustrate,
we will call your attention to an exam
ple of what we consider an incentive to
destruction. Mr, A lives in a rented
house upon a farm owned by Mr. B.
Mr. A has do pecuniary interest in the
house. He ha his household goods in
sured for 1200, when they are in reality
worth less than 9100. Mr. A can now
destroy both house and household goods
and gain 100 by the transaction.
Again, suppose Mr. A builds a house
in a town at a time when the town is
booming, his house Is worth (according
to the stock company's rate for estimat
ing value of buildings) $1,000. Now
suppose tho town has no railroad, and
in a few years a line of road is opened
within five or fix miles aud new towns
are laid out, tho value of property in
the old and deserted town decreases
75 per cent. Mr. A's house is still worth
fnoeordinff to the companv's rule ill. 000.
w hile in reality it could not be sold for
$250. If insured for two-thirds of its
value, to wit: $600.00, he can now burn
it and gain $410.60 by the operation. The
above may seem to some of our readers
extreme cases, l wish to say that they
are very frequently met with, and that
I am personally aware of just such
cases now in existence, consider now
the condition of the western half of this
state as compared with the eastern half
and you will readily see that the in
ceutive to destruction is much greater
in the west. I heir embarrassea finan
cial condition, tho questionable value of
their land and the general exposure to
prairie tires, I do not believe that
thoughtful and conservative eastern
men will care to go into a state fire in
surance company upon the mutual plan.
With wind storms it is very ditlerent
A man may easily destroy his house by
lire but I have never met one (even
mong the members of the present leg
stature) who was windy enough to
low his house away, lours most re
spectfully, Ku hard Willakd.
More About Irrigation.
Editor Au unce: As the subject of
irrigation is being discussed privately
nd publicly, I will try and give to the
eaders of your paper my views upon
he subject. I havo long since conceived
he idea of damming the draws and can
ons, asfthe most economical, the best
and In every way the most feasible plan
for supplying moisture and Inducing
more frequent showers, and I am well
Wlstled that If a sutllelcnt numbct of
(ponds were constructed throughout the
(country such a thing as the toss of
Yrow either by drouth or hot wind
Would lie a thing of the past. And right
.here let me say that the burning of the
Waits from oft the prairies U one of the
blef causes of hot winds, and w ill alo
oner or later drive ott aud extenal
"V- bc'.h nall ac! chicken and there
for should be prohibited by law,
Now, there iwiu to be diveisity of
pinion as to where aud how
ie pouds should 1 constructed
ly own opinion U that the build
ic or ihjuii promiscuously over
country wouM t uu wring great
vi dla iwnMt. white at the
me time our roads are almost Ilu
jalle, and will remain anuatd the many
draws are gv'UHl or tilled up. Ml
we aie Uttldlujf dam why But put thriu
where they wiil ann the double pur
lo of (Uttis am! rd bed, ant' ntr;
oue mutt admit that a roadbed at
dam would be superior to a dam built
elsewhere, and surer to be kept in re
pair, therefore it seems to me that the
section lines and the regular laid out
roads would be the proper place to put
And now, as the country most affected
by drouth is very largely in the hands
of speculators and loaa companies, who
could scarcely be expected to build and
maintain pouda not even for a bounty,
and consequently, the greater part of
the country would be without ponds, I
therefore suggest that a tax be levied
upon real estate with the privilege of
working it out or paying it the same as
other taxes, the lund thus created to lie
designated as a road fund to be used in
the constructing and maintaining of
dams and improving the roads. This
plan, if adopted, would compel each
and every landowner to contribute his
share towards improving his prop
erty and the country in general, which
would be but just.
In conclusion let me say to ail those
who may read this article that this sub
ject is one of great importance, and
should not be lost sight of until every
section of land shall nave one or more
ponds of water and every quarter sec
tion be the home of a bappy.prosperous
family. W. J. S.
Are We a Civilized People?
In asking this question I don't wish
to insinuate that the people of the
United States are less civilized than
any other nation on the earth. I shall
admit that w are superior to many
other nations and far above the savages
and nations of former times. Yet, I
shall contend that we are far from be
ing civilized in the full sense of the
word. Politicians have often told us
that we are almost perfect; that we are
the most enlightened nation on the
earth; that perfection will come when
they are elected to office. Can it be
that we are civilized when nine-tenths
of our people have no homes of their
own when they have no access to the
soil of their native land unless they pay
rent erstwhile to some landlord or
despot, when the mines hundreds of
feet below the surface of the earth are
owned or claimed by speculators and
capitalists; when all the means of trans
portation are in the baads of monopo
lists who charge what they please for
transportation without hindrance; when
a thing, a mere creature of man, called
money, is made a king that controls
everything, even love must be subject
to its domain, and that king monopo
lized by a few traitors to human rights,
who by Us use continud to draw the
substance from the people who hare
already paid to these despots in the
shape of interest, more than i,uw per
capita. When nearly one-half of our
people are control lea by popes and
priests oi some kind, most ox whose
teachings are false; when one-balf of
the adult population of our nation have
no voice iu the laws by which thev are
governed and the other half in a state
like Nebraska are denied the right lo
contest an election evidently fraudulent
owing to the power of the money king
and the high courts above them; when
all the labor necessary for the subsis
tence of the people Is performed bv less
than half of the people and most of
them who perforin the labor are robbed
of their wages ami earnings and many
reduced to tramps and beggars, when
there is an abundance for all to live in
luxury If rightly divided. When more
than hail of our young men are unable
by their labor to prepare themselves
homes, and therefore are deprived of
tho pnvilcce of having wives, for they
have no homes to take them to. The
result is a large increase of prostitution
lor our gins, w hen, as yet, no gener
ation has passed away without having
to go througn a bloody war, wherein
the strong prevail and the weak are
destroyed whether in the right or the
wrong. Y ben a few thousand capital
ists own more than half of the wealth
of the nation. When, at the same time
we have millions of people deprived -of
the very necessaries of life aud many in
almost astarvingcondition. Therefore
we are not civili.ed, and cannot be un
til justice is established and equal rights
O Give ut a rest from old politicians,
Popes, priest and old superstitions,
From Democrat and ltepublican party
Lawyers, doctors, courts and judges.
Save our boys from tolling like slaves
To make soft beds for heartless knaves.
O cut ui loose from old party ties
before it's too late, and our nation dies.
Anniversary ot Alliance No. 278.
, Fort Kearney Alliance No. 278 cele-
rated tho anniversary of its organiza
tion one year ago, Feb. 52nd.
It was a pleasant day and the Alli
ance men with their families assembled
in the school house opposite the historic
grounds of Fort Kearney. A more har
monious gathering you could not find.
We brought our dinners and Improvised
tables by placing boards on top of the
desks with table cloths spread over
them. After the dinner was cleared
away the house was called to order by
Dauiul UtH-ox. lie read the membership
roll, which showed titty one names en
rolled. We had somo short and pithy
speeches. W. . Dungan In his own
happy views talked on the doings at the
S. K Johnson on labor and eapital.
J. V. Movers. Ioe farming pay?. He
proved thiit It did not. U'tsuntrttd ti
murk. K. U- Stuead ioke on the Fu
ture of the Alliance, he thinks the time
Is uot fsnlisiaut when labor organiza
tions will Mt the earth and that the
rainier, AllUuce will be the brightest
star In the constellation. J. Kenton,
spoke on the condition- of our state
!:! rvnrks were to the point ami Ml
of dry humor. An original poem written
for the occasion History of the Alliance
In verse, clowrtl with a aoug from the
Alliauee iongter. Thus ruded one of
the most pleasant of social gatherings,
Mae. Ji t.u A. S ia,
A ttnihi boy wuii ia every K'ftmiu
tluitrii't and town la .iTk, to nail
up alttnw. tlUtrt-ute tflrruUrs, etc. A
wrmnni mo ani koi watrs
wiii be ein-tt la the LiV that Mild bt
r.-ferrut'et with ui p. c 'Jt
I'Mti liTiiiHi titti AuiMi.
121U!rrt, Uik'oIb, NvU
A Synopsis of the Newberry Bill.
The Newberry maximum freight rate
bill fixes a limit which railroads in Ne
braska may charge for carrying freight.
On an average these rates are 60 per
cent less than present rates.
The provisions of the Newberry bill
apply, unless otherwise provided in the
act, to all railroad corporations and
railroad companies and to common car
riers engaged in Nebraska in the trans
portation of freight by railroad therein
and are also held to dpply to shipments
of property from any point within the
state to any other point within the
state. The term "railroad" as used in
the act includes all bridges and ferries
used in connection with any railroad.
The term "transportation" includes all
instrumentalities of shipment or car
riage. The provisions of the act apply
also to all firms and companies and to
all associations of persons whether in
corporated or otherwise that do busi
ness as common carriers of freight upon
any of the lines of railway in the state,
as well as and in the same manner as to
All freight or property to be trans
ported by any railroad company from
any point in Nebraska to any other
in Nebraska is classified in the act un
der what is called "the Nebraska classi
fication," and any other classification
which would raise the rates on class or
commodity of freights above the rates
prescriled in ..the act is prohibited and
declared to be unlawful.
Freight shall be billed at the actual
weight unless otherwise directed in the
classification. Twenty thousand
pounds shall be a car load, and all ex
cessive weights shall be at the same rate
per hundred pounds, except in car loads
of light and bulky articles, and unless
otherwise specified in the classification.
When the classification makes an arti
cle "released" or "owner's risk," the
same at "carrier's risk" will be the next
rate higher, unless otherwise provided
in the classification. Articles rated
first class "released" or "owner's risk,"
if taken at carrier's risk, will be one and
one-half times first class unless other
wise provided. All articles carried ac
cording to the classification at "owner's
risk" of fire leakage, damage or break
ago must be so receipted for by agents
of the railroads and so considered by
owners and shippers. Signing a release
contract by a snipper shall not release
the railroad company for loss or dama
ges caused by carelessness or negligence
of its employes.
In the fourth section it is provided
that all railroads touching the same
point in the state and where such rail
roads receive from and deliver to each
other freight, shall, at a pro rata cost
to sucn ranroaas, ouna ana maintain
switches for common use in transferr
ing freight from one road to the other,
and shall receive and forward all such
freight according to the provisions of
the act. That whenever a shipper of
freight from any point in the state to
any other point in the state, must ship
over two or more lines of railroad to
reach the point of destination, the rail
road company at the point of shipment
shall make a through way bill to the
point of destination, and the rate charg
ed for such shipment shall not be the
sum of the two or more local tolls, but
shall be according to the rate fixed for
the shortest mileage distance by any
railroad route between the point of
shipment and the point of destination.
No charge shall be made by any rail
road for transferring freight from its
line to the line of any other railroad.
Section 6 provides "that whenever any
railroad company in the state shall, in
a proper action, show by competent
testimony in court that the schedule of
rates prescribed by the act are unjust
and unreasonable such railroad shall
be exempt therefrom as provided. All
such actions shall be brought before the
supremo court in the name of the rail
road company and against the state of
Nebraska, and upon the hearing there
of if the court shall become satisfied
that the rates prescribed are unjust so
far as they relate to the railroad bring
incr the action, it may issue its order
directing the board of transportation to
permit such railroad to raise its rates
to any sum- in the discretion of the
board, provided that in no case shall
the rates so raised be fixed at a higher
sum than thatcharged by such railroad
on January 1, 1801. Whenever any
railroad company in this state shall
claim the benefit of the provisions of
this section, it shall be Its duty to show
to the court all matters pertaining to
the management thereof, and if it shall
appear that the railroad company is op
erating branch lines of railroad in con
nection with its main line, and all in
cluded in one system, then it shall be
the duty of the company to show to the
court upon which branch the prescrib
ed schedule of rates i9 unreasonable,
and ouly such branch or branches shall
be exempt from the provisions thereof;
provided that in no case shall a rail
road company lie allowed to pool the
earnings of all tho linos operated under
one management, where more than
one line Is operated; for the purpose of
lowering the general average.
The act empowers aud directs the
board of transportation to reduce the
rates on any class of commodity in the
schedule of rates whenever it shall
seem reasonable to a majority of the
board so to do. The board of trans
Donation Is also empowered and direct
ed to revise the classitication of freight
made In the act whenever it seenu best
to do to, provided that no change shall
be made, which shall Increase the rute
to a sum higher than that tixed in the
act. When any reduction or revision
is made it shall be the duty of the bn-ird
to ca i'0 notice thereof to be published
two succeasUe week in a newspaper
printed at Lincoln, giving chang-. am
date wheu they am to fit into eltect.
In csmi of a tiutatlun of the prm Moos
of the act, th otiendttrthall b liable to
the pernio or persons lelumi. for tare
tlmra the amount of iUtuir,tauu!utd
IU hall also tn liable lo roil of tult
All rattrtiad or trt tlivtmnf which
R,M t buUlln th state within to
, vr nr i after the iM2 of the act
phalli exempt trout the provisions
thereof wotll I'e-Mtinlirr 81, 11.
You will Hd the St. Char!aa.!olh
leadia vrWuetf rent at wmiwoih
ai Simbe, Hu So, tlth St., I,!cola
Resolutions passed by Bladen Alliance
No. 130. at a regular meeting February
Whereas the Monopoly Brigands
without regard to political application,
have formed the demo-republican party
of Nebraska and given the people of
this state another proof of therotteaness
of our institution by denying the people
in the person of their Governor, uon.
John II. Powers the right of fair trial
their treason bringing the highest tribu
nal of justice of our state into well
merited contempt, and by acts of law
lessness under the law seek to hush our
cry for justice and
Whereas the conspirators fain wouid
gag the advocates of right and through
their hireling press, the Ike, World
Herald. State Journal, etc , misrepresent
and malign that true and tried able ex
ponent of our principles, J. Burrows
and also everyone f our representa
tives who is true to his pledge in state,
senate and house, and
Whereas certain things for sake of
publicity called men have merited the
indignation of true men (and hanging
were it expedient) for their treason
against their sovereign people in aiding
and abetting the monopoly anarchists,
instead of staying by the people and
justice in the hour of trial, as the inde
pendent voter stood by them on the 4 th
day of November.
Hesolmd, that we here express our en
tire confidence in Brother Burrows and
wish him God speed in exposing the
traitors both in camp and out side, and
pledge ourselves to not support the
bribe taking press, and do our utmost
within the limits of justice to confine
said papers to the bank, the bar and the
saloon, where they properly belong.
'- Resolted that mob law is unbecoming
(out side Omaha) in our enlightened
common wealth, and therefore the
traitors, Collins of Gage, Taylor of Loup
and Turner of Saline, should receive
no bodily harm at the hands of their
incensed, constituents, bnt we desire
that each of the culprits named, receive
enough rope and shame (in the absence
of grace) to hang themselves.
hesolcea, that a copy of the resolu
tions be spread on the minutes of this
meeting, a copy be sent to the State
Alliance, and a copy be sent to O. 01
Opinion, I II. Sailor secretary.
Resolutions Adopted by Franklin County
Editor Farmers' Alliance The
following resolutions were adopted by
franklin county farmers Alliance in
regard to prairie tires.
Whereas, These are established facts;
that old grass on our prairies retains
moisture in the ground; that 'moisture
in the ground renders the air humid,
and that humidity of the air prevents
hot winds which are so detrimental to
the western farmer, and
Whereas, burning prairie grass not
only injures Its roots, thus retarding
a heavy growth, but permits the spring
and summer showers to drain off rapid
ly into draws thus to be lost, and
Whereas, by reason of prairia fires
the bare dry eartn is exposed to the
hot sun thus giving rise to hot winds,
which are so injurious to the farmer,
Resolved That every farmer in this
western country should discourage the
setting out of prairie fires.
Kesolrea, lhat we regard as our ene
my every person who unnecesarily and
wilfully starts atprairle fire, especially
on lands to which be has no claim,
Resolved, That we recommend, that
each sub-alliance take steps to prevent
the spread of tires as far as possible,
and it need bet to prosacute all persons
trespassing against our prairie fire
J. W. Davis Pres.
John Di dek, Sec.
Whereas, The Xebraska State Jour
nal, Omaha Bee, World-Herald and other
papers ot the state have been unceas
ing and unscrupulous iu their efforts to
injure the cause of the independents,
belittling their efforts to better their
condition, subjecting them to all man
ner of ridicule and rateing them with
the lower animals, and dirty g birds,
therefore be it
Resolved By the Star Farmers' Alli
ance No. 435 at a regular meeting, that
we resent the insult and abuse heaped
upon ns by these papers by withhold
ing our patronage.
Resolved, lhat we hereby express our
. - . .... " .
admiration for the bold, vigorous and
fearless manner in which Mr. Burrows
has met the assaults of these papersand
for his noble defense of the independent
caue. 1. (J. UL'mmere, Pres.
W. L. Losea, Sec.
Adopted by Newman Alliance No
1240, of Saunders county, Neb., Feb. 21,
Whereas, Bouk & Hupert, seedsmen
of Greenwood, Jscb., in order to intro
duce their garden and field seed to the
farmers have contracted with the urns-
ba Weekly llee, in which thoy offer one
years subscription to that paper frte
to every person ordering two dollars
worth of seed.
Whkkkas. It is our omnion that tho
firm of llotik & Hupert, in their offer to
the people fare working for theOuia
ha lee: and
WhEKKAS, He consider the Omaha
Bet an euemy of the farmer ami his
cause; therefore be It
Kesolred. lhat we will not patronize
any iirm that will try to sneak such a
rotten paper as mo wiiiana nee into me
homes ot the farmers.
Furthermore we request that these
resolutions be adopted by all other
lodges; furthermore tie It
Rewired, l uat we send a copy 01 meso
resolutions to the ,'ie k'ra and Farmers'
Ai.liam k and also a copy be placed on
the minutes Of our Alliance
J, A. (TXX1M.IIAM.
GlO. W. SI.IITHAIII.R.
Ciias. F. Hi ttmar.
Resolutions of Condolence.
Feb. IT, IMI.
W'hihka. H has pleased a Ihttne
Providence to remove from our midst
our frW-nd and brolhtr Fvrdiuaun
Wendt; therefore be (t
AWrW, By Hrer Alliance No
10IM. that we' tender cur heart tell tyiu
paihy to hi U rented wife aud faintly,
RiMtlftd. That copies of these resolu
tions he sent 1Ih J AReiaV s .UAH K
and lhat a copy be spread ipoi the rw
ord ol our AlKance.
Ho Wukinmix, IV
Vm, MctriM a. v.
Coperfield Alliance iaio, Howard County
The following resolutions were passed
by this Alliance on Saturday 24th inst
Resolved, That we denounce Collins of
Case. Turner of Saline nnit t, i ,1
Loup as traitors to the party, false t0
tneir pieoges ana to me aiciates of their
That we are proud of the record that
the Senator from Hall and Hownni
Counties have made thus far.
Introduced by S. M. Wellman.
Resolted. That it in th whioa nt tnta
Alliance that the If cislntura shrtnM in.
crease the appropriation for western
sufferers to $-100,000.
Introduced by J. O. Stearns.
T. C. JLKGEIES. J. Bf.ANCl! ARI,
Economical Legislation Asked For.
Clav Center, Neh.. Feb. 22. 1891.
Editor Alliance: Please publish th
following resolutions, passed by liar
mony Alliance. 20. ltm, and oblige:
Whereas, We, the aforesaid Allianoa
and all farmers are imposed upon by
taxes caused by our county and town
oflicials, be it
Resolved, That it is an injustice to sup
port a few in rplendor and ease at th
enormous salaries paid them by the
hard earnings of the masses whom thev
oppose In securing a f.Ir portion of
their earnings, and be it further
Resolved, That a reduction of salaries
and county expenses is needed in ac
cordance with times and prices, and as
there are men qualified who would be
lad to accept a position at a much re
need salary and be just as responsible,
it would be ground for such a demand.
And belt further
Resolved, That in accord with the re
port of the poor farm expenses and in
come the expenses being $600 greater
than the income, that county farming
docs not pay any better than does indi
vidual farming as run at present. And
be it further
Resolved, That it would le wise to
lessen expenses in accord with income,
times and prices, just as farmers must
do to live. And be it further
Resolved, That as there Is no coun'y
report to show income and ex penses of
L the same, that reports should be made
w n aiistli a am a lhA iin1oratnAi1 A - A
is nievs vi a J i v w uuuuoiwui auu
be it further
Resolved, That as we have a grand t ys-
tem to prevent school boards squan
dering public money some similar plan
should be instituted for the public
money. And be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions lie furnished the Fairfield Herald
and The Farmers' Alliance for publi
cation. E. (). Brown. Pres.
E. E. Boyd. Sec.
THE ARIZONA KICKER'S RIVAL.
A Utah Kdltor Tells How He Came to
tract are the Statute,'
The Arizona Kicker man has a form-
iable rival in the editor of the Nophl
Ensign, a paper published ubout sixty
miles south of Salt Lake. He had a
battle with his postmaster of tho town
a few days ago, which he describes as
'While passing W. II. Gage's saloon
yesterday afternoon we uteppod inside
on a matter of business and were ac
costed byourunesteemed, half-drunken
Postmaster, John Witbeck, with the
request that we have a drink with him.
Being particular about our company,
we politely but lirmly declined, only
to be urged again and again in a brutal
manner, while we jHMitively declined
to accept. 1 Stepping up to where we
stood, the burly bully seized us by the
collar, saying: "I'd like -to strangle
vou and all your associates." We then
told him to proceed lo business if that
was his desire, when, without further
warning, the cowardly braggart struck
us in our eye. This naturally raised
our ire and we sHlled in to make the
fur fly. We were junt beginning to
get warmed up and were taking the
name Interest we have ho often exper
ienced in punching a sack of sand when
Policeman Pitt apieared on the 6cecn
and stopped our fun just as we were
putting our list on our opponent's jaw.
'We went before Judge Stout and
pleaded not guilty to a charge of fight
ing, but after hearing the evidence of
a few witnesses his honor decidod that
we had fractured the statute, which
would take a $2.50 bill to repair.
'He did not offer any suggestions as
to where we could get bo much money,
so we went out and 'dug up.'
"The other fellow blundered up to
the mourner's bench, pleaded guilty
and deposited the necessary amount in
postage stamps, which released him
from custody, when he waddled bock
to the saloon to renew hla alcoholie
saturation, It will now be in order
for him to attack our office boy."
WORSE THAN SNAKES.
Life Mint lie ririiiit In Quint GUdre
Around M inula !! I'lt?.
About tliroj miles above MUsLssippl
City I called at 11 negro cabin on the
highway to nsk for a drink of watr.
A mule ht'iod near tho dtHir with a fore
leg badly swollen, and I aokud the
negro what ailed him.
Bin dun bit by a teiulke, I reckon,
was the reply.
His own left foot wtw bandaged In
plnco of l'd quilt, and when 1 looked
at it he explained:
' Bin dun bit roelf, but do pUen Is
Lot of snako around here? I
Heaps of 'em. (V.e ermunn was dun
bit las' wk,"
An' lay boy KuWrt was dun bit dis
mawnln'. Sedutdwg? He bin dun
bit fo time thU j'ui. 'utii down jtf
We a!kd alsml ten yals fivm th
cabin and he shtesrd m two movaln
tut a t r at tho i-dk'o of a Hiiip.
Hi.. m1 luml! but I shuitld think ymi'd
h wninl tf jour llv?e hert'!"'! ex
Wall, H'a a littles akeefv, H.
Viwtalt) fur de chll'im, bv.t what r
rits i d whW U dftn nifttfy
k t-. I rWt abldo Vm nohow,
rw.. ils-r' vin. but d ui Wr U jl
ttoun' loHk'ht r!fH dn ! take
bold u' full r iur 1 IgltV off."
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