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THE FAHMLKy ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEK., THURSDAY NOV. 12. IbOl.
A HARLAN COUNTY FRIEND RE
T& Stat Should Have Followed Repub
lican City's Example.
Keit-bucax Citt, Neh, Xot. 4. "91.
Editor ALU ascb: A Republican
City goes m goes our district, and as oar
4 rfrict goes m goes Ue state thia year.
We bare ele&ed every officer from top
to bottom on a fair count. Republican
torch t!gdU and parade U a thing of the
past. Leaders of the old defunct par
ties have thrown np tne sponge and like
Ike buffalo are gone and we will bear
the tread of their tramp no more as in
days gone, l'iease tell the world that
the British have been defeated in the
battle of ballots at Republican City on
the M day of November. 1891, and some
of their subject are to-day leaving for
Lincoln and other ports, and are taking
their plunder with them. I don't think
they will find it very congenial for their
political health where The Fabxebs'
ALUAKCE is printed. '
There will not be a "baker's half
dosea" subscribers to old republican and
democratic papers left in thi town after
tkeir present subscription expires. Iam
g1a4 say that most of our repabllcass
aad democrats are honest members of
society, but have long been deceived by
promises and blinded by political black
snail until the liffht of the Farmers' Alli
ance illuminated their darkened under
standings. Some of our voters who
ve served as the very scum of old
party-isms are now honest and sincere
ia Ue truth as talked in our Alliance
Purifier and retd in its oaDur. I name
the Alliance the Purifier because it takes
old rust eaten republicans and "moss
grown" democrats, ruhs them up and
cleans them off until they look more like
American citizens than dirty slaves ef
om party Dosses. Let us be kind to the
ecrlsg ones, for we are all brethern in
chain, a part of whom are hoping and
working for freedom on the Alliance
Hoe,' and the other part, God bless
them in every honest effort to got free,
sntne of them die in ignorance. I think
they are better off than thoe who know
hew to do good and do it not, but we
say for all, "Long as the lamp holds
out to burn the vilest sinner may return."
. Berfval spirit more the land , , .
And iprw. d from shore to shore,
Brlmr forth to our allianoe band
epmtanU more and mors
, Protracted letibewttra begun '
Go conquering! All o'erwhelml
And bo nput nut spirit shun,
. la all our saored realm. .
v ' 0Hlt Stoddard.
THE WAY TO DO IT.
A Flattering Invitation Which we Rt
' pectfully Decline. .
Private and confidential i ;
As u land, Neb., Nov. 4, 1891.
Ite. J Burrows, DeakSir: I notice
In your paper you have been giylng us
republicans and democrats particular
fits) and In fact you and the rest of the
Independent editors and speaker had
ns whipped so bad that we had to com
bine; with bur one time enemies, the
democrats, same as we did in "CI against
tiw independents. qf tba south. In 6l
the combmatioa was known as union
ists. Now we are known as nonparti
sans. Oh motto is, united we stand,
divide we must the offices and spoils.
Bat we were fools for doing It, as the
jsfcijf at hontt farmert, who were so busy
saving thoir cropserf hespeculaton beat
the independents. ,T Now if you will join
our combine and kelp us skin the fann
ers while .we" hold 'ra down we will
forgive all past offences.
ItBAD! THINK! ACT! ..
Will You Longer Permit Political Dema-
goguea to Use and Abuse You? "
national Reformer, St. touts, Mo. "
Read, ye tolllug masses that swelter
under the burning rays of a summer's
sun, or sweat out your existence iu the
great rolling mills, foundries and fact
ories, or delve in the mines, scarcely
seeing the light of day: read, and settle
la your own minds, yes, settle for aye,
the question whether you will further
consent to be goaded and lashed along
the road to poverty by the senseless rav
ings of demoniacal demagogues about
aa imaginary line between the north
sad south, or Issues that are long ago
settled. O ye hardy sons of tolll tan
ked by the rays of a southern sun; ye
laborers in the cotton and rice-fields and
the sugar plantations, lift up your eyes
sad behold your brethren in the great
grain-producing northwest.' Leave ba
king you the spirit of the southern press,
bid defiance to its plutocratic prototype
ia the north, go with the spirit of the
aaao of Galilee and grasp your northern
brother by the hand. There, gazing up
a his swarthy face, reading in his eyes
Um earnestness of his soul, ask him if in
the innermost recesses of his heart he
harbors one ill thought against any liv
ing man, north or south, who suffers as
be does from the present devilish, eco
stomic system, and he'll tell thee no.
What if twenty-eight years ago the
north and south were engaged in deadly
csnflictT What if the crimson tide
flowed freely while the clash of arms in
dicated the ferocity of two contending
araiiesT What is the result! The only
trophy of victory the freedom of the
black slave is covered up with ignom
iny, by enslavement of both white and
black. It was the war of the politicians
tbe plutocrats. It was the rich man's
opportunity. Behoid the results!
Seven thousand millionaires!
One million tramps!
Three million of idle men and women!
thirty thousand million dollars of
Nine million mortgages on the homes
of the people!
Products lower than ever before in the
history of this country!
Luxuiy, gaudy display and gorgeous
scss,uch as was never before known
even in the days of Charlemagne!
Poverty making its bed in the cess
pools of sin!
Bankruptcy staring us ia the face!
Ten thousand children dying annually
from want of fod and clothing!
Sixty thousand homeless children!
Ia one city forty thousand working
women so poorly paid they must beg
charity, sell their bodies, or starve!
Discontent everywhere prevailing!
The church rotten!
Tbe state corrupt!
Statesmen selling their honor!
Coorts bartering jastice!
Tbe dollar the idol of worship! '
Building up of casts ia society I
' The rich fecsting!
The poor starvinc
Society honey com bed with secret or
Great industrial depression!
These, v? blatant, bloated, blather
kites of a putrid, puerile, plutocratic
press are some of the trophies of the war
of wtiicb ye prate so much.
But tbe north and south will unite.
God ia man is rising to crush back false
hood and Inhumanity.
Tbe roar of battle, the clash of arms.
the agonized cris of the wounded and
dying and the spirit ol hatred will go
out in the hearty hand clasp and loud
hozaonas of a united people. God has
ordained it. The people joyfully accept
it. The blue and gray will unite,
so Bare shall tbe war err sever.
Nor the winding rlrera be red.
Tber bare buried our aorer forever
hoi i her laurel tbe t raves of our dead.
under tne oa ana ue aew.
Waiting Ue Judgment day.
Love and tear for the blue.
Tears and love for the gray.
It has been tbe custom of the Ameri
can people to regard their government
as an honest one, and its publications
as worthy of respect. The revelations
in regard to the census office have
aroused suspicion, and now the treasu
ry department comes forward with its
contribution of proof of official rotten
ness. ' , , ,
It is quite generally known that, ' un
der date of August 29, 1891, the treasu
ry department Issued document No,
14, entitled "l he volume of nioaey
lu Circulation." In this official utter
ance of the secretary of tbe treasury,
the figures are made to show that, not
withstanding tbe withdrawal of green
backs after the war, and the withdrawal
of national bank notes since that time,
and the vast increase of population,
still the per capita amount of currency
in circulation is just about the same as
in 1805. . .
Looking over the figures to see how
this strange result is produced, we
come upon a single item that will of its
self show the value of the work.
Secretary Foster gives the circulation
of paper money in the United States in
1805 as only $6HU, 702,905.
Tbe olliniat record of the time gives it
This is a differedce of only 11,300,
Ih sis just the size of the official lie
that is required in order to show that
our per capita circulation has not de
creased. A'ational Vitw.
More About Diptheria.
(By Dr. A. P. Burrus of Llnooln.)
LATEST THEORY AND TREATMENT.
Since we published a former article on
diptheria, much has been published with
various modes of treatment; yet the
mortality is over 80 per cent ender the
most skillful treatment.
The disease was first brought to Paris
by a legion of soldiers from Egypt in
1745 and fastened upon that nation, and
transported to this country early in the
present century, and now fastened on
every large city in this country, and
liable to break out in any f chool or town
without previous warning. We hear of
its fatality lu Iowa, Dakota and various
places in this state. Therefore any In
formation that will prevent the disease
or save the lives of children cannot be
too widely diffused.
Dr. Leifler, of Germany, has recently
made extensive experiments with a view
of isolating the microbe.. He has arrived
at the conclusion that it is not the mi
crobe that kills; but its secretions that
are absorbed into the system is a most
virulent poison, therefore local treat
ment to kill the microbes in the throat
at an early period and thus diminish and
prevent the absorbslon of a virulent
poison is of great importance.
During the war if a wounded soldier
was placed in' the sanie room with a
diphtheric patient the disease soon com
menced in the wound, but always ap
peared in the throat In from twenty
four to forty-eight hours. This indicates
that the microbe is blood thirsty
and carniverous, Those who have
abrasions of the skin or slight cuts or
wounds should keep away from diph
theria. Salicilate of soda, tanio acid,
boralo acid and bismuth are thought to
be the best local remedies, while gin,
whisky or brandy are among the most
efficient constitutional remedies. The
former In powder or solution. I prefer
the powder. Take of each salicilate of
soda, bismuth, tanic acid and boraio
add equal parts; reduce to tine powder,
from three to live grains may be put in
to Cohin's insufflation tube and blown
into the throat during inspiration, so
that it may reach the lower part of the
pharynx and thus prevent the closing
up of the larynx. Either of the above
may be used separately with good effect.
The same may be applied with a camels
hair brush in powder or strong solution.
The latter may be used with a catarrh
syringe or with the atoml.er. But it is
only with the greatest difficulty that
fluids can be made to reach the lower
and back part of the pharynx. The
oftener the medicine is applied the more
speedily will the disease be conquered.
But the patient ought not to be waked
up from sleep to give medicine.
A case has just been published In the
Medical Jlecord by Dr. Oatman of New
a em oi ten rears. Miss
while convalescing from a severe
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attack of diphtheria the disease appeared I
iu wm rjrs, m me course oi twenty-
lids were covered with false memhrann
mvm.w uu,u ojro unuanuu tutj insiue OX
A saturated solution of boracic acid, ice
cold, was used alternately in" both eyes
for live or ten minutes continuously for
v4. Kim iuuiiu uav kur ilium-
brane began to loosen. The solution I
was now warmed to 100F and continued yara ln order t0 "keep the hunts"
ninety-six hours incessantly from the j ,rom Rettin2 bim. . The political
first day. On the fifth day the iiem- parties are now engaged in the whist
1 n j cff and the wasn was discon-1 linff me. They have no new issuo,
tinued She was given internally milk ; no new remedies to offer. The Alliance
punch freely. Contrary to all expecta-; apectre is constantly looming up as
hSw Wmth0UtI0,,ifht: they eoabout: th0 "We are asking
&&2X& : 2"j thfy -en t7n? ' '
I think it unsafe to send a child to school tflbl lanSuaST. bu still the poll-
in iess tnan a month after having the
disease; even then it is well to avoid the
cough if the throat is sore.
DuriDg the second week of October
there were in New York city seventy
five cases of diphtheria with twenty-six
deaths. During the third week ending
the 24th there were seventy-nine cases
and twenty-seven deaths, which shows
the disease to be on the increase and the
fatality to be upwards of one tbird. I
have carefully observed the records of
mortality for the past fifteen years and
there is but little variation under any
kind of treatment; hence the import
ance of avoiding the disease If possible.
Let it not be forgotten that the sputa
which flies oat during the act of cough
ing is a virulent poison and the chief
source of contagion.
THUS WE GREET THEM.
iMrslle (Mae Wk
lata Oa Salvattea.
Prepare ye the way, turn out every.
body to tbe love-feast. . Farmers.
workingmea, and all go and hear the
gospel of salvation, says the Oaksdale
Weekly Sun. Say to them we are
glad you have come at last; our
minds are darkened! We want to be
saved! Our thirst for knowledge
exceedingly great and rainfuL. We
are sorry to say some of us have gone
astray, shouting. -Ve will keep lu the
middle of the road;" singing such
treasonable odes as 'Good-by, my
party, good by." Gentlemen, if you
nave not your speeches already pre
pared, ana if it would not be an
noytng we would like to ask a few
questions, It is light we want,
.1 . .
uu we unueruianu you are on
a charitable mission. We do not
desire you to leave us until those
matters are explained by which and
through which some have fallen
out of line. We want a chanjre. Did
you come here at your own expense.
or have you passes? It you have not
passes over on transcontinental lines
you are out some change. What
change do you want in our state ef
government beside of officials? Are
you of Jackson and Jefferson school
Democracy f Do you believe with
Jefferson, "Banks are more dangerous
than standing armies?',' or with Jack
son "lney can not be relied on to
keep the volume of circulation uni
form?" Do you indorse Cleveland and
the Mills bill (tariff?) Is it so? Did
Cleveland let the banks have about
150.000,000 without interest and
under his administration (5.000,000
In gold was borrowed of banks, pay
ing interest, to pay off government
bonds? Did Senator Vest (Demo
crat) say that Cleveland was a sao
tional man, and under the influence
ui mv iont Dangers?' ma your
Diotner (Democrat) H. K. vote against
tree coinage of silver under Cleva.
lands administration? Did Cleve
land say one term as president was
enough? Did he appoint residents of
the Paciflo coast to federal positions?
lor example, tbe 1'ortland post office?
Is there only 6 per cent difference be.
tween the Mills and McKinley bills
42 and 47 per cent? t Ive per cent re
form? Do you Indorse the New York
World (Democratic) in saying. The
American laborer must make up bis
mind henceforth not to be much bettor
than the European laborer. Men
must be content to work for less
wages. In this way the workingman
will be near to tl'ts station in life to
which it has pleased God to call him?"
Did some brother Democrats vote for
demonetizing sllvor and for the back
salary grab aot? How many Demo
crats voted for re-oharter of national
banks in 1882 for , twenty years? Did
you know the New York World said.
January, 1890, that no flnanco would
be allowed in the Demooratio platform?
Furthermore said the Republicans
would not either? Are you twins?
Do you think as Dana, of the New
York Sun (Democratic), 'That the
Farmers' Alliance will soon run its
course and dio?". Aro any of the de
mands of the Ocala platform uncon
stitutional?" Did you hear that Wall
street raised $1,000,000 to boat the
Alliance? Don'tyou think that Ingalls
was crazy when - he said (we) the
people care nothing for Bepubllcanism
or Democracy; as such thoy say down
with both of your houses." Somebody
struck Billy Patterson." "The hit
dog howls, " Sam Joues Baid. Ploase
explain the above, and when your
brother Republicans coma along we
will let thorn answer similnr Questions.
Say, if you can't join us, -don't under
mine us better combine w ith us. So
long to you.
At a dinner reosntly given by the
members of the press in New York, a
journalist was called to roply to the
toast, "An Independent Press."
Knowing that we hnd no Independent
Press tmong the powerful papers of
the nation, he for a long time re
fused to reply, but being urged, said:
" There is no such thing in America
as an Independent Press, unless it is
out in the country town. Yoa are
slaves, you know it and I know it.
Thera Is not one of you who dara ex
press an honest opinion. If you ex
press it you know before hand that
it will not appear in print. 1 am paid
$150 per week for keeping honest
opinions out of the press I am con
nected with. Others of you ara paid
similar salaries for doing similar
things. If I should allow honest opin
ions to be printed in one issue of my
paper, like Othello, my occupation
would be gone. The man who would
be so foolish as to writa honest opin
ions would be out on the street looking
for a job. The business of a leading
journalist is to distort the truth, to lie
outright, to pervert, to villlfy, to fawn
at the feet of Mammon and sell his
country and his race for daily bread,
or for what is about the eamo, his sal
ary. You know this, and I know it,
and what foolery to be toasting an -Independent
Press,' we are tools and
vassals of rich men behind the scenes.
We are jumping jacks, they pull the
! string and we dance. Our time, our
tolent and our possibilities are all the
property oi oiner man. n e are mtel-
lectual slaves. "Alliance Tribune.
And They M hlatle.
A brother editor says that when ho
was a boy his grandmother taucht
. , , ; c .
him.to whistle when passing a gravo
tiviaus wuuuuue to nisue. trosress
lQeaneet Act on Record.
A Mrs. Chambars, a widow who lost
her husband in the great blizzard of
1888, a hard working woman, keep
ing boarders for a living, wishing to
prove up on her homestead, came to
us to learn what we would charge her
for Bnal proof notice. We told her
that we would do it for nothing. She
went to the land offica here with the
request that it should be handed to us.
But they absolutely refused and in.
sisted that It must go to a Republican
paper. She triad the Huronlte, whose
charge was $6. She tried the Tim.
where they offered to do it for $5.
She roturatd to tbe laud office and
again urg- 4 that the Kuralist should
have it. But no; a Republic an pap
must have it. It was wl.h great diffl
cui:y that she could get tbm to per
mit it to go to the Tlnv a. but finally
did, wh re she bad to pay five hard
Where has gone Ihe patriotism of
the party that oace Tree'y offered the
best blod of tbe nation that the ne
groes under our flag might be free?
Where has gone the chivalry that
once would guard the widow as the
apple of the eye, and pour out"unstint
ingly the treasure and blood of the na
tion that the black woman cbattle of the
South might be free? If
tears are shed in heaven, what a flood
of pity ln tears would the great, big.
warm-hearted Lincoln shed at the
sight of the agents of his well beloved
party in the name of that once humane
party the great Republican party
that was exacting the great drops of
widow s sweat, coined into dollars, as
apolitical necessity. tfien you are
asked to contribute to the Republican
campaign fund this year, remembei
the poor widow's forced contribution
How long. O Lord, how long will
the men of Beadle county, of South
Dakota, of this great nation, tolerate
such a system? The cannibals of the
South Sea islands would not touch
such a party with a twenty-foot non
conaucung Damooo pole! nill you
vote lor it? Dakota Kuralist
tltanae of Taetlrs.
The bitter attacks of the servile
press, monopolies, apologists and the
politician s nose rags on the Allianco
leaders and People's party workers is
producing a far different result than
the one sought As a rule the officers
of the Alliance are chosen from the
best material in the order, and they
are the servants of. the members of
that order, and have no powers be
yond those delegated to them. To
attack thom is to attack the order
every member in the order, and has
the effect of creating a feeling of
sontment on tbe part of its members
towards their enemies that bodes no
good. To such a degree has this
feeling of resentment been manifested
in some localities, that the old partv
politicians have become alarmed and
have called a halt among their fol
lowers, and advised that more con
ciliatory arguments be advanced, aid
less of vitriolic epithet. Alliance
Me lp aud Doing.
AUIancomen, rally! Have you those
in your lodge who have become die.
heartened? Have you those who have
grown negligent? If so, it behooves
you to be up and doing. Ask them
why they enlisted in this grand army
II they did not intend to be in ranks
when the battle camo on? Thev sure
ly were once awake to the issues or
they would never have espoused the
The man who can not see more than
temporary notoriety or oddity in this
the greatest reform movement of mod
ern ages needs education. For his
benefit we should strive to show that
ours is indeed a battle for reform.
Reform what? Why if need be reform
tho very foundation of our go vornment
We see with what startling rapidity
we are approaching the breakers. Let
us call a halt before it is too late. Talk
about "equal rights to all" the vul
tures of plutocracy are proying upon
too carcass of equal justice to-day.
uur Republican form of government
was an experiment Some thouirht it
stood the crucial test curing the civil
conflict of the sixties. That was only
a test as to whether the government
should remain intact or not The
time is only in tho near future when
our government will be put to another
test this time it will be to determino
whether or not ours is in fact a gov
ernment of equal rights. Are we not
licensed to doubt that it is when we
see fortunes mado in one day. Have
we not a right to question our systems
when we realize that already 97 per
cent of our wealth is within the
hands of only 3 per cent of our in
habitants? Have we not a right to
doubt our methods when in one city
thousands of children feel daily the
pangs of hunger while as many hun
dred millionaires revel in luxury.
it our government Is of such a struc
ture as to hinder us from righting -those
wrongs then the structure Itself
should be righted. It is the purpose
of thij reform movement to bring
about a more just distribution of
wealth, not by confiscation but by
abolishing the conditions by which the
producers of wealth are not permitted
to enjoy their production. Equal
rights can never exist under the
present systems. Then let those who
feel the pressure of the yoka rise as
one man and demand a modification of
the present systom. The groan
always comos from those who bear the
yoke. If you doubt just think that
the American reformers have coursing
through thoir veins an unadulterated
Anglo-Saxon blood which, when
aroused never abandons a cause. Be
in ranks for every battle and every
skirmish. You will be ridiculed, of
course, but what reformer has not?
Be not doterrod in tne duty . you owe
your posterity. Be up and doing.
The New York Mail and Express
paints a doleful picture of tho deplora
ble condition of trade and finance, and
ays all the blame to the Farmers' Al
liance, which, It says, "proposes that
tho money lender shall lend without
reasonable security, that he shall be
enforced to accept a mortgage on a
farm and take his chances on being
able to collect It Then they call upon
the railroads to adjust the rates so
that they can make a profit regardless
of the cost of transportation. This be
ing attended to, they pass resolutions
that every one shall be criminally lia
ble if he chooses to make engagements
in advance or sell a single bushel of
wheat" What wonderful rascals these
farmers are, anyway? We trust the
good Shepard will place at the head
of his editorial columns the scriptural
quotation, "Thou shalt not bear false
witness against thy neighbor." Farm
The Clarksburgh Crescent: The hwt
evidence in the world that the sub.
treasury plan would give relief to the
farmer is that the national bankers all
oppose the plan. It is safe for the
farmer to waUh that class of men and
ct Just the reverse of their action in
voting. He never votes for the farm..
er's interest if he can vote against it
FLOATERS OR FARMERS.
Tary Hare Creat Fa war la Their JUaadf
for Oo4 or Evil.
In a number of slates where the
parties are nearly squally balanced,
the balance of power, and therefore
the power itself is in the bands of a
mall minority who have no special
party ties and vote sometimes with
one party and sometimes with the
other. When this minority is made
up of men who have no party ties be
cause they have no principles, says
the Western Rural, partisan or non.
partisan, and hence vote for the can
didate or party that makes it profit
able to them on or about tbe day of
election, it is called tbe floating vote.
Despicable as the "floater" may be, he
sometimss controls the policy of a
campaign and affects, in a marked
way, any interests, financial or social,
that can be affected by legislative ac
tion. It is humiliating to an Ameri
can citizen that the vast business in
terests of the country are sometimes
at the mercy of the floating vote and
that the policies of the state and na
tion are sometimes determined, not by
the correctness or justice of the poli
cies proposed, but by the price which
the different parties are willing to pay
the "floater. "
When this small number is made up,
as it is in many of the agricultural
states, of farmers, cf men who have a
"stake" in the soil and who have
clearly defined principles which they
hold above all party obligations, the
case assumes an entirely different
aspect and the issue is determined by
considerations of an entirely different
character. No vote is so difficult to
purchase a that of the farmer. Ho
demands a the price of his vote not
two dollars a day but pledges from
the party and candidate to carry out
certain lines of policy of the correct
ness of which he has become con
vinced throe gh discussion in the Alli
ance and kiudwd organizations. It
dos not follow of necessity that tbe
demands made by the farmer are
always jus', or. If not just, practicable
at the present time. Farmers are not
infallible and the widest man may err.
He may have the balance of power in
his hand and make a bad use of it
Whether he make a wise or unwise
use of it depends oa tbe thorough ne
Uh which be has studied the politi
cal questions that e2.ci his interests
and thos of the public.
One of the chief ob;cts of tiie Alli
ance is to educate farmer thor
oughly ia ail that aSecU the agricul
tural industry that their demands
shall be not oc'.y in the line of their
own best interest, but ia the interest
of the general pubUc as welL When
ever this object is atlaiaed asd the
interests of agriculture held supreme
oyer all non-partisan policies, the
balance of power will not be held by
the floater. " to be bartered away in
the political market but by a class of
men who have a stake in the country
and who are vitally interested in its
The tendency of political parties is
always toward equilibrium. A small
minority in any state controls the
state policy. Shall this minority be a
purchasable minority who ha ve no stake
in the country,- or shall it be men who
have homes and families and who
must suffer by evil legislation? Edu
cating votors of both parties in the
direction of wise legislation in mat
ters affecting the agricultural interest
is a comparatively easy matter for the
Alliance to dominate and control the
policy of the state on a large class of
questions and make it impossible for
purchasable "floaters" to determine
public policies. To do so the Alliance
must have wise, considerate, broad
guage leadership. It must look upon
questions, not in the line of their ef
fect on one party or the other, but on
the public welfare. All parties will
learn to shapo thoir policies and meas
ures to meet the views of a class of
farmers educated in the lines of thoir
own best interests, and in doing so
will best serve the public. .
Read Alliance Literature.
You can not bo a good Allianceman
so long as you refuse to patronize
papers advocating that cause, and
read only the arguments of enemies
of our organization. In spite of
everything your mind will get warped
and prejudiced, for the literature that
a man reads leaves an indelible im
press upon him. Now suppose that a
minister of God discarded the Bible
and read only the works of Voltaire
or Tom Paine, would you consider him
a proper person in the pulpit? By no
means, for he would only hear the
arguments against the holv cause ha
is elected to further. It is this way
with an Allianceman. If ho hears
only the arguments derogatory to his
order he can not be a loyal and con
sistent member. It is both unnatural
and unreasonable. Of course we do
not protest against our members read
ing opposition papers, for they are in
telligent and there is no danger of
their being changed provided, how
ever, that they also study our side.
But even the most enlightened and
brainiest men will be warped if they
bear only one side of any cause. Our
enemies well know this and are now
flooding the state with free papers,
ridiculing the Allianco demands and
abusing our leaders. Only too many
lurmers leei mat just so long as they
receive a newspaper they will be kept
posted on public events, and don't
care to pay for a paper so long as one
is sent them free. But our country
friends, these free papers now being
sent out is the dearest investment you
ever made. They are all paid for by
the plutocrats, and their design is to
sow the seed of dissension and dis
trust in the Alliance ranks, and thus
perpetuate their power and the en
slavement of the farmers. They are
as that much poison sent into your
household, and unless you take a
counteractant in the form of Alliance
literature you will soon be past re
demption. The partisan papers are
trying to vaccinate you against the
Alliance, so that if you do join the
organization it will have no effect
Show us a man who reads Allianoe
papers, and we will show you a mem
ber who is firm and unyielding in his
faith such a man as will yet work out
the redemption and freedom of Amer
ican farmers. Southern Alliance
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FORCE AT A rflSSlNO BEE.
A Southern Husband StanojUp for
His Pretty Wife,
Back in the North Carolina mount
ains the student of customs may still
find material for researches, says the
Washington Post. The most unique
are the kissing games, which still cling
to the soil. A lot of big-limbed, pow
erful young men and appled-cheeked
buxom girls gather and select one of
their number as master of ceremonies.
He takes his station in tbe center of
tbe room, while the rest pair off and
parade around him. Suddenly one
young woman will throw up ber Lands
"I am a-pinin'."
The master of ceremonies takes it op
and the following dialogue and inter
locution takes place:
''Miss Arabella Jane Aptborp says
she's a-pinin'. What is Miss Arabella
Jane Apthorp a-pinin' fur?"
"I'm a-pinin' fur a sweet kiss."
"Miss Arabella- Jane ApthorD savs
she's a-pinin' fur a sweet kiss. Who
is Miss Arabella Jane Apthorp a-piuin'
fill a eirW L'ia.f.,,m1"
"I'm a-pinin' fur a sweet kiss frum
i Mr. Hush Waddle." (Blushes, convul
sive giggles and a confusion on the part
of Miss Arabella Jane Apthorp at this
forced confession.) Mr. Hush Waddle
walks up manfluly and relieves the
fair Arabella's "pinin' " by a smack
which Bounds like a 3-year-old steer
drawing his hoof out of the mud.
Then a young man will betaken with
a sudden and unaccountable "pinin,"
which after the usual exchanges of
questions and volunteered informa
tion reveals the name of the maiden,
who causes the Vgnawin"' and "pin
in'." She. coyly retreats out doors,
only to bechased, overtaken, captured
and forcibly compelled to relieve her
At one of these entertainments,
which it was the narrator's fortune to
attend, there a remarkable beau
tiful young woman w ho had been mar
ried about a month. Her husbaud
was present, a Uasx, beetle-browed,
black-eyed mountaineer, with' a fis,t
like a ham. The boys fought shy of
the bride for fear of incurring the an
ger of the hulkiitg spouse. The game
went on for some time, when symptoms
of irritation developed in the ciant.
Striding to the middle of the room he
"My wife ei pooty, 'n e nice 'n
sweet e any gyrul hyar. Yoa uns
ha known her all her life. This game
net wen a-gour on half an hour an'
nobody has pined fur her oncet. Ef
oneo) dosen't pine fur her pooty
soon thar will be trouble."
She was the bUe of the ball after
that. Everybody pined for her.
Soma Valuable Hints to Boarding
A woman who keeps boarders is suc
ressful just in proportion as she pays
attention to three of the most impor
tant things in the house, says the
Home Journal: Good cooking, an at
tractive table and cleanliness in her
rooms. By good cooking I do not
mean lavishness of material, but the
best of what is given, and care in its
preparation. No matter if you have
smaller quantities, have the quality
good. A medium-sized tenderloin,
done carefully to a rich brown, even
if there is less of it, will meet with more
appreciation at the table than eioht
pounds of leather-stake so thin that
it curls up on the platter. Potatoes,
though they are the staff of life, be
come more than tiresome when each
recurring day sees them served up in
the same fashion. Surely, there is
enough methods of serving potatoes to
secure variety to the eye and appetite
to the palate. Variety is the very life
of a table, and it seems strange that
so few of the women who nrnsiile ovpr
Doaraing nouses realize this fact. An
appetite is created in proportion to
the extent to which it is catered. The
sense of taste is the most delicate
member of the human body. Please
it, and you please the most important
part of human desires. Expense is not
such an essential in this as in judge
ment. The pleasantest table I ever
sat at was conducted on the same
economical principles. But no one
could judge the breakfast of to
morrow from the breakfast of to-day.
Each meal was different from its pre
decessor, and yet economy was most
successfully practiced. Tho secret of
that table lay in its variety, and in
the manner in which the things were
served upon it.
It is doubtful if the most strenuous
opponent of corporal punishment
would feel that the chastisement med
itated by Brer Tompkins, the father
of thirteen children, was severe enough
to do any harm.
He was seen one afternoon by his
pastor, with a long fishing-rod in his
hand, wending his way homeward i
from a neighbor's. !
"What!" eia:ulated the minister, in
great surprise. "Is yougo'n' fishin' at
yo' age, Mr. Tompkins? I'm really
"No, Iyaint gwine fishin,' sah," pro
tested Mr. Tompkins. "I know
'twouldn't be seemly, sah; but yo'
sarmon las' Sunday mawnin' on spar
in de rod med sech a 'pression on me,
sah, dat I done borrer dis rod ob Mr.
Willis, an I'se, gwine t' stan' mah
whole thirteen chillin in a row, sah,
and jes' mek one good job ob hit, so's
dey won't spile; an' I km return de rod
wida clar conscience, sah!"
Adoption by W holesale.
A light-hearted Parisian, M. Felix
Deleuzeby name, adopted twelve years
ago sixteen orphan girls, to whom he
gave a home in his own handsome
mansion, and he provided for their
care and education a requisite number
of servants and governesses. Being a
widower and childless, he portioned
out a large share of his immense for
tune among the wards, who now ar
riving at woman's estate, are grate
fully and cleverly marrying off his
hands. Five have chosen good hus
bands, received the dot of $400 be
stowed by the foster-father, and gone
from under his roof to make homes
of their own. Two of them have taken
the veil. Nine yet remain to choose
their vocation or path in life, on
which, like the king's son in the fairy
tale, they will set out provided with
a father's blessing wise counsel and ft
purse of gold. Illustrated American.
Paraaera la EaraeaS.
The farmers are demanding relief in
no uncertain terms. They are urging
and insisting upon them In no evasive
or ambighous language. They intend
to have them. Instead of meeting the
questions involved, these machine
politicians are going' over Alabama
talking about everything else and dis
cussing every other subject seemixgly
with tbe idea that they are fooling
their auditors and bamboozling tbam.
That same audience goes off and dis
cusses whether the speaker is a fool or
a demagogue. It is strange how thia
and gauzy some so-called able men
can appear when they know they are
wrong but have not the manhood or
independence to admit it Allianoe
The Western Advocate: Our present
business methods tend to bring out
and stimulate the worst traits in man's
nature. " The most avaricious and un
scrupulous, just so they keep within
the pale of the law, are the ones who
succeed the best Dishonesty and de
ception are placed at a premium, and
the milk of human kindness ia dried
into a bitter incrustation upon the
souls of men. Who can hope to bring
about an era of good will and broth
erly love so long as we continue such
The People's Journal: The Demo
cratic party and the Republican party
are rich men's parties. Everybody
knows this because they champion
rich men's plans for legislation rich
men's schemes to rob labor of its earn
ings rich men's schemes to make
money scarce in order to make hard
times, to the end that the industrial
forces-may be compelled to pay ex-
horbicant rates for the use of money.
A party for the people cannot get con
trol of the government too soon.
Cost of the World's Fair.
Aside from the cost of the great build.
togs, which will not be far from $7,000, -
COO, the following are among the sums
which have been or will be spent in
preparation of the Exposition grounds:
Grading and tilling, $400,000; landscape
gardening, $323,500; viaducts and
bridges, $125, 00C; piers, $70,000; water
way improvements, $235,000; railways,
$250,000; Bteam plant, $800,000; electric
lighting, tl, 500,100; statuary, 810,000;
vases, lamps, etc., $50,000; lake front
adornment, $200,000; water supply and
sewerage, $000,000; other expenses $1,-
000,000; total, $5,943,500. The total ex
pense of organization, administration
and operation of the Exposition is esti
mated at nearly $5,000,000. This takes
no account of -tho sums to be spent by '
tbe government, the states or foreign
Sotice to Coal Consmers.
I have been able to complete arrang
monts whereby we are better ab.e
than we have been heretofore to make
satisfactory prices on all grades of
Canon City and Trinidad coal, as well
as the best grades of Northern Colo
rado coal, over any line ef road run
ning out of Denver or Pueblo. Their
capacity is sufficient to guarantee
prompt shipment. I will keep pur
chasers posted on prices upon applica
tion. The lowest possible wholesale
rates are obtained. Cash must accom
pany all orders.
J. W. Hartley, State Agt.,
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