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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, MNCOIiK. NEB., HIUKSDAY, FEH.4. 1802.
UE DAY EX-
fresn on th
was behind time.
It was due at
Kscrarm-nto at 4
Ii.m., but it now
noked as if it
would be nearly
S before it would
rvaoh that city.
Like a linge town on wheel it liud
climbed to the top of the Sierra and
nwnt tliiin.Vriiiff down iuto the peace
ful valley of the Nuraraento wilh iu
Wheat fields a yellowish (Told.
k-...i.l..-t. I.q1s ihitrA m m.
quick csion of sharp, cnu klin?
sounds followed by a terrible cruKU.
Then conies the shrill scream of ewnp
Ing steam and the heart-rending shriek
of the injured passengers. Many are
taken cat alive from the ruin only tndio
In the hand of their rescuers. Amonff
them are Jasper Kaircauip and his litthi
ton. an only child.
One Robert Fatrcamphad been imnii
-tho-ArjronanUof Ulettsed with
a. constitution of iron and a w ill to
match he was not slow to make his waj
in this land of magnificent posiiiMlilies.
liis upward course was aa steady ns it
was rapid. Petty trader, storekeeper,
merchant, banker, at the end of five
years he had already amassed a consid
erable fortune. Convinced of the fut
are value of the outlying sand-hills of
San Vranrlsco he invested largely in
this property, then held fora mere song. '!
This was the secret of the immense fort
une left by this pioneer to his two bona,
Jasper and Tliadtlcus.
With his inheritance Jasper took from
his father all the tatter's strength of
character and application to business.
To Thaddeus, however, nothing seemed
to come with the money save a desire
to get rid of it A wild life and an un
controllable lore of speculation united
to strip the younger brother of his
handsome fortune before he had turned
his thirty-fifth year. Again and again
did it become necessary for Jasper to
interfere to save Thad, as he was com
monly called, from absolute penury,
and once even from the walls of the
penitentiary. Hut still the broth
er's affection for Thad held
good so good that when death
overtook him that fair autumn
day on the 6lopcs of the Sierras, amid
the wheat fields of the Sacramento val
ley, and the seals of his lust will and
testament were broken, ' it was found
to contain the following clause:
'Becogn!.ing the fact that it is en
tirely due to the extraordinary in
dustry mid business sagacity of my
father, Robert Faircamp, one of the
pioneer settlers of this State, thnrt I am
possessed of the fortune disposed of by
tills will, and being extremely desirous
that the name of Fsfrcamp should be
an honored and influential one, it Is my
will and I no order and direct that, in
case of my decease leaving no male issue,
one-half of my property shall go to and
rest in the oldest son of my brother
Thaddeus, his heirs and assigus forever;
in default of such male issue then the
r ti 4 1 1. t tn n In nnrl vnut. 4n inv KnlnvAfl
This snddun and terrible taking off
of husband and child effected the com
plete devastation of Helen Falreainp's
tnind. Never of a rugged build, sho
faded under the awful visitation like a
flower stricken by a pitiless blast At
the outset her insanity was character
lied by violent outbursts, In which she
attempted in the wildest consternation
to uee from tne danger of a rapid ly ap-
proaeuiug railway train that seemed
-about to crush her to pieces beneath its
' wheels and tracks of steel; but gradu
ally all these inclinations to violence
disappeared and hor lunacy developed
into that unbroken silence, mournful
Indifference, and loss of memory which
characterize that form of mental aber
ration designated as sub-acute mania.
Under the plea that the sen-air of
San Francisco was too severe for Jas
per's widow, Thaddeus and his wife
caused her removal to their homo in
the outskirts of Oakland, a large,
rambling and dowry habitation, com
pletely shut in from the world by lofty
Ledges and impenetrable clumps of
trees and shrubbery. It was not
such a place as in the world's opinion
hould have been chosen for the retreat
of a young woman suffering from mel
ancholia, but the world is forced to ad'
mit that Jasper's widow was in tho
. rfru Im.kt. nf VinnrlM. and Unit If nnv
treatment could possibly win her back
to reason again, the would find it under
the roof of her husband's brother, liut
one thing the, world was interested iu,
end that was, would the vast Faircamp
cstatecver be divided by the hirth of
on to the brother who until now had
been so assiduous in his efforts to scat
ter the gold heaped up by his father,
the hard-working ana provident pio
neer? The world had not long to wait, for
about eight months after the admission
of the will to probate Mr. and Mrs.
- Thaddeus Faireamp pave notice
through the public prints of both cities
of the birth to them of a sou to whom.
in perpetuation of the fame of the
sturdy and honest pioneer, the name of
Robert was given. In spite of Thnd
' t'aircamp's unsavory reputation the
world was clad to know that the vasi
(state was to be divided, for after all
Thad must needs be satisfied with wast
Inc the income of this half, lie would
- have no rower to touch the principal.
With the rounding up of another
rear came anothey piece of intelligence
eonceroinir the Faircamu family. Thad
was in trouble again, and this time
there was no brother to rush to his as
sistance. It was alleged in various
ina.rt.ers that bv the skilful manipula
tion of bogus mining claims he had
succeeded in obtaining ' consideiable
urns of money, and that so flagrant
had been his dealings that his only
aafetv lay iu flight. ' This was the
' course he chose, and he- disappeared
a, i a . 1 : . i. 1, : ..
iroiu ine city, wjfemer wuu um nuo
. and child.
. liis brother's widow was placed in an
Institution for the care, of the insane
) Col. Haratow, the family attorney.
Idaly notifled hr Thad of Ins rti om-
sequent upon nil compulsory depsrturs
front the Mate. fader proper aeien
! title treatment Mrs. Jasper r'alreamp
! was Dt alow to recover both mental
and physical health. rh awoke a
from a dream, to be told of the birth nf
the newtful heir to effect a di
vision of her husband's estate, of her
brother-in-law's illegal moneyed tran
sactions and his enforced departure
from the State; yea, possibly from the
country itself, in company w ith his wife
and child. She did not regret it She
hud always dreaded Thad's influence
upon her husband, and hence there had
never been any love lost between them.
Mrs. Jasper Faircamp was still a
handsome, woman, and a few months
later set out for F.nrope in company
with a sister, with the intent of being
absent for a term of years. Her brother-in-law
and his family parsed utterly
from her mind. In her letters to Col.
liars tow she never once asked whether
they had ever been heard f nun, or in
what part of the world they were so
journing. They were quite as good as
dead to her.
TIH ArSTRAMAX BAROS.
It would soon be ten years since the
day express in it mad haste to make
np'lost time had leaped to its destruc
tion in the valley of the Sacramento.
Mrs. Jasper rairenmp had in this long
interval made only one vitdt to America.
Hut now came a call from Col. Haiti tow
so urgent that she set out at once upon
the receipt of the cablegram which
read as' follows:
"Imperative that you should return
to San rrancisco at once, ueiy un
hesitatingly upon my judgment
In a little less than two weeks the
Colonel wo seen to extend an extreme
Jitt Tliu Itmtu Bkk,
ly cordial welcome to a tall and distin
guished-looking lady at his office on
Montgomery street It was Mrs. Jasper
iilrciiinp, whoso eyes were eloquent
itb entreaty to make known to her as
quickly as possible tho reason for this
unceremonious recall. Her former
guardian, for such he h:vd been before
her marriage, motioned her to be seated.
'My dear Helen," he began in a tone
of voice which seemed strikingly solemn
to Mrs. r aircnmp, "I have within a few
months mude a strange, a very strange.
discovery, namely, that your brother-in-law
never committed any of tho frauds
of which he confessed Himself guilty
and on account of which he fled the
Col. Harstow'a client could only fix
her beautiful eyes upon her speaker
with a dazed and almost shamefaced
expression at her utter inability to
comprehend the meaning of his words.
The lawyer continued: "This fact,
taken together with others, especially
tho mysterious way lu which you were
imprisoned in Thud's house at Oak
land for several months after the loss
of your mind and the many absurd
reasons assigned by him for denying
me the privilege of seeing with my own
eyes what effect your loss of reason
was having upon your general health,
set me to thinking," .
Helen Faircamp could only continue
to watch the movement of the lawyer's
lips with tho same strained and puzzled
look upon her face.
'Hut my thoughts, Helen, resumed
Barstow, "were so disordcml, so dis
connected and altogether chaotic that
nothing came of my thinking except a
mere suspicion until two weeks ago,
the very day I sent you the cablegram.
That morning it suddenly occurred to
me that 1 had been so startled, or shall
say perplexed, by the pecuunr change
in your appearance when Thad at lost
unlocked your prison doors and let you
out into the world again, that I was
upon tho point of making known to you
my suspicions at that time."
"Well tolonei what do you mean? '
almost gasped Mrs. Fuircanip, tho color
flying from her cheeks and her lips part-
I mean, Helen, replied the lawyer,
with dramatic gravity, "that I believe
you to be tho mother of that child
known as Robert Fnircamn that vou
gave birth to it during the period of
your insanity, and that the Faircamp
estate has been most wrongfully, lni
quitously divided in halves;"
Mrs. Faircamp sprang from her chair
as if sho had suddenly caught sight of a
viper lying at her iect und coiled to
"The wretches! The wretches!" she
exclaimed, in a tone of loathing.
Merciful heaven! what a blind, weak,
trusting creature I huve been. Now it
all comes back to me. My own wonder
at the change you refer to, my mysteri
ous and unaccountable feelings upon
awakening from that terrible dream.
i es, yes: vou re right. Colonel. I am
the mother of that child, and God for
give me for being so blind, so weak, so
unwomanly! Hut, Colonel, it is not
too late yet to right this infamous
wrong. Where are those wretches?
Let us hunt them down at any eoi-t.
"Clra vourself, mvu ar Helen,'' said
tho lawyer, with a kindly look gather
ing in Ins gentle, gray eyes. "IJv
strange coincidence I learned of their
vitereaUiuti at the very time I diS'
novered that there never had been any
reason for 1 had s fleeing the country.
"And where aro they? asked Mrs.
"Somewhere in Eastern Australia,
answered Barstow, "where Thad is the
owner of an extensive sheep ranch, and
the devil has looked after his own, for
Thad has prospered in business. He
has becomea veritable robber baron, if
I may so express it, full of reckless dar
ing and the boon companion and fit as
sociate of tho worst characters o the
"I care not how great a robber he is
or how bold and reckless- he has be
come," cried Helen Faircamp, straight
ening herself up to her "full height
"I'll face him In his den and hurl a
mother's scorn and indignation at his
head. I don't fear him. I never did,
and as an open nd acknowledged foe
I shall not now; besides, nave 1 not a
champion as brave as he a man never
taught to spell the word 'impossible?' "
"And who is he. Helen?'" inquired
Rurstow with an air of amused inquisi
tioeness. ' '
"None other than Col. Heber Har
stow," exclaimed Helen, laying her
daintily gloved hand confidingly in the
lawyer's soft aristocratic palm.
The Colonel blushed.
"What could we be afraid of, my
dear Colonel.,'' exclaimed Helen. "Have
we not the law on our side?"
The Colonel smiled.
M S Af II i i im
fol. liar tow Irarned that an KnglUa
Pit'umcr would leave Honolulu in about
t.'n days for the Australian port of
Rrisbane. They took pannage at once
on the outgoing China fttrauier, which
touches at the Ssndwieb islands.
Col. JUrs tow's intention waa to in
voke the aahiftUnce of the authorities
at Brisbane and, under the protection
of a substantial escort to strike across
the continent in a westerly direction.
The railway would set them on their
journey as far as Charleviile. From
that point ou it Would be necessary to
troceed on horseback. It would be a
ong and dangerous expedition through
this vast tract of almost wilderness, for
if the lawyer's information was correct
Thud's ranch was situated nomewhere
beyond the headwaters of Lake Eyre
to the north of Macnmber river, and
was known as Waldeck hilL Here in
fancied security, with a retinue of
servants and hangers-on, Thad lived a
life of wonderful fascination lor him.
I ,ooking down from his veritable bar
onial hall he could sweep the valley
for lifty miles. It was impossible for
friend or foe to approach Valdeck hill
without his knowledge.
At Jirisbane, lot Jiarstow, like a
good soldier that he was, resolved to
place no reliance' whatever upon his
own knowledge of this mysterious con
tinent He at once proceeded to en
gage the services of Capt Jim Terrill,
one of the luonl notd scouts of Ida duy
and to 'authorize him to engage men
and purchase horses and provisions.
" 1 luul will never surrender alive,"
said Capt Jim with a chuckle; "take
my word for it sir!"
'I'm regularly armed with a warrant
for hi arrest," said Rarstow quietly,
''and the commandant of the block po
lice on the Cooper river has been
ordered to place his whole force at my
Capt Jim merely nodded his head ap
provingly. "Rut there's something to
be guarded against," he added.
"W hats that, Captain?" asked the
"Why, to keen Tliad from killing
the child through spite."
A suppressed cry of terror burst upon
them. It was Helen Faircamp who had
just entered tho room. Jim Terrill
started back with an exclamation of
wonderment "There's no mistake in
your theory, sir," cried the scout, as he
stood wit h his eyes riveted upon Helen's
face. "That boy, which 1 had and lna
wife eclaim to be theirs, is the perfect
image, line for line, of this lady."
lou near, jiuicu, cxciaimeu mo
lawyer, with a gleam of triumph in his
gray eyes, "i knew i couia not be
Helen Fuircamp's heart was too full
"Come, Capt Jim," added the law
yer, "let s get off at the very earliest
moment possible, uoa knows i nesi
tuted as long as I could before cutting
the Faircump estate in two halves.
They must bo joinexl again."
"Amen," cried Jasper's widow, with
clasped hands and uplifted gaze.
It would have been well if this ex
pedition in search of tho heir to the
Faircamp millions could have delayed
its start for five or six months. During
the winter tho fatigues of such a jour
ney would have been much more Insur
able. The slight degree of cold would
have been far preferable to the extreme
heat, often 100 in the shade. Rut Helen
Fain-amp would listen to no postpone
ment and the little caravan set out,
under the command of Capt Jim Ter
rill. Rarstow was astounded to find this
wilderness traversed by weU construct
ed telegraph lines.
"Cn the outset," said Capt. Jim, "the
authorities had great trouble in pro
tecting the lines from destruction at
the hands of the natives, but the happy
thought came to the engineer in chnrga
to attach the wires to several of these
native chiefs and to let them feel the .
effect of a series of heavy electrical
shocks. After this there was no further
destruction of either poles or wires."
For days the trail lay through mug
nlflcent forests, tho trees of which lift
ed their branches to the extraordinary
height of 300 feet, and although coming
as Rarstow. did from the land of gigan
tic sequoias, he could not refrain from
admiring these grand specimens of veg
etable growth. One thing that attract
ed his attention was the complete ab
sence of underbrush in the vast forests,
so that a wagon could be driven in any
direction, and there arose no necessity
for beaten or cleared ways. Helen
askod for an explanation of what she
termed the painted spots on the gum
What can you paint, madam," re
plied Capt. Jim, "is the natural color.
The bark of these trees change in color
as the season advances or draws to an
end. Some of them, you perceive, are
white, others pink, others red, and
look, the trunks of some are striped
with blue bands or varieguted with yeU
As tho country grew more and more
arid, Capt Jim was observed to be
making a close study of the actions of
the horned cattle harnessed to the
provision wagons. The wonderful in
Blind of these animals enables them to
fix with great precision tho direction
necessary to take iu order' to reach
water, mid man has only to follow the
dumb brute to come upon Hie spring.
In other ways, too, tho instinct of these
animals proves serviceable to the trav
elers in the Australian bush, and Col.
Rarstow and Helen, who wcro riding
together, were not a little surprised to
see the leading team of oxen come to a
sudden halt one morning. In spite of
the cries and lashings of ' the drivers.
the animals refused to advance a step.
"This is not a matter of ill-temper or
unwillingness to do their work," said
Capt. Jim to Barstow, at tho same time
calling out to the drivers to urge the
beasts no more. "Either," continued
the scout, "there are Indians concealed
in the bush near us, or else we have
struck one of their trails and the oxen
have caught the scent and refuse to
"What is the cause of their dislike or
dread of the natives?" asked Helen
"It's something that is hunt to ex
plain," answered Cupt. Jim, "but it is
fact nevertheless. My opinion is that
the first oxen which were imported into
Austlulia were cruelly treated by the
Indians to such a degree that an aver
sion to the natives has been transmitted
to tho descendants of these cattle. This
inherited recollection has become, in
fact, an instinctive dread of a natural
Whether this conduct of the cattle
was, as the scout explained it, a case of
transmitted aversion or not the drivers
were absolutely unable, cither by harsh
means or gentle, to induce ti i startled
beasts to budge from their tracks.
Under the direction of -apt Jim tho
drivers proceeded to unharness tho
oxen, turn them with their backs to
the trail and then by means of vigor
ous goading to force them to go back'
wants until they passed over the Indian
trail, nfter which they were again
hitched to tho provision wagons and
the little caravan was allowed to take
its own direction. As Cant Jim hnd
predicted, it was a northerly one, and
af ter a few days' longer march the
loud bellowing of the cattlo and joyful
whinnying of the horses announced
the fact that their keen nostrils had
scented the presence of watvr. possibly
now four or fiva miles distant The
scout was quite positive that it would
prove to be the Macumber river, and
urh u the eM. In lw than two ,
hours the little party reached a clear
ing and (apt. Jim railed liar tow's at
tention to a silver thread winding
through the valley nt-low them. It
could only be seen when the ray of the
morning sun fell upon it hut the scout
had got his bearings.
"It a the Macumber. Colonel." said he
musingly, as he sat with his glass to his 1
eyes, and then raising his right hand
and pointing to a sugar-loaf mountain
away off to the northward, its cleared
sides dimly risible in the morning haze,
he added, "and that's Waldeck Hill."
Helen Faircamp felt a strange sensa
tion about her heart as she caught these
words, and it seemed to her as if the air
had suddenly lost its power to satisfy
life fully, but it was not fear, far from
it for her cheeks reddened and she cried
out almost joyfully:
"Waldeck Hill. Captain? Th-uik
heaven we are soon to come face to face
with these wretches."
A halt of several hours was made on
the banks of the Macumber in order
that the exhausted cattle and horses
might thoroughly refresh themselves.
Then the watchful scout having re
ceived the reports of his men whom he
kept constantly thrown out picket
fashion, gave tho order to move. In
two days, at the very latest, the party
would reach Waldeck Hill. The first
day wos absolutely uneventful. The
road now say across a vast stretch of
plain, level us the sea, whose arid sur
face now and then was split or rent
into cracks or fissures of greater width.
The heat was excessive, and the air
almost unbreathable from the clouds of
fine dust which seemed to sift down
from the very sky. On the morning of
tho second day a dull, low rumbling
sound reached the trained ear of the
scout, into whose hands Rarstow had
placed his own and another's life still
.dearer to him.
At once Terrill ordered the provision
wagons to be driven into one of the
gulches already spoken of and the cat
tle to be unhitched. Again the distant
rumbling, low and indistinct like mut
tering of a rising storm, came floating
along on the heavy and motionless
atmosphere. This time it washeard by
Rarstow who, noting the preparations
to shelter the cattle under the low
bluff, imagined that a violent thunder
storm was about to break upon their
heads, and yet why should the cattle
be unhitched, nna, still more incompre
hensible, why should their drivers com-
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pel mem vo lie uown ciuso uuuur iiiv
YBti Cannot. Act, I Wilu."
shelter of the bluff? Helen bent her
gaze inquiringly upon the Colonel's
"Did you hear the lew, distant roar?"
"Yes," replied Barstow, "and I srhould
any that a wind or rain storm is about
to burst upon us, for every instant it
grows louder and louder."
It sounds more like the roar of
breakers on a rugged shore," remarked
Helen, raising her glass and sweeping
the northern sky, which, in spite of the
Colonel's prediction, still remained to
glows, clear and untroubled, with that
metalic glare so common to it As Capt
nn was now urging his men to hasten
and complete their preparations and all
the while the distant rumble con
tinued to swell in volume of
sound as it giant hands were press
ing with greater and greater force
upon the keys of some gigantic organ,
Rarstow s fears took definite form and
his mind was seized with a dread that
their lives were about to be jeopardized
by some terrible cloud-burst which,
driven by the rising wind, might deluge
these plains and sweep every living
creature before it like dry fagots on the
turbulent bosom of a spring freshet
And yet so perfect was his confidence
In the scout's skill to protect them
against any such imminent danger that
he quietly dismounted, and having
lifted Helen from her horse ccntly but
quickly, at TerriU's bidding, con
strained the two horses to drop upon
neir haunches and then lie completely
down, but not until the saddles had been
uncinched and placed arcwlse over the
animal's heads, now extended on the
ground, so as to protect their eyes.
hen the scout saw that every horse
was thus protected, and that the heads
of the cattle were thrust under the
pack wagon, he ordered Barstow to
draw Helen as closely as possible under
the slightly projecting edge of the low
bluff sheltering them, and then with a
sudden spring he leaped upon the par
pet and stood bolt upright a single
sentinel watching over that little cara
van crouching at his feet Helen could
not refrain from taking a second look
at the handsome scout as he stood there
so clearly outlined, with his gray eyes
fun of that calm and steady glow
which bespeaks the inward strcnirth.
and confidence, the glorious self-reli
ance of the brave man always so fascinat
ing to a woman.
1 he distant hills were still wrapped
m their purple mantles of summer
haze, but on tho plain there was now
visible a dark cloud, vast as the horizon
itself, rising in fantastic forms and
growing darker and darker until now it
rolled up in round and twisted shapes
of inky blackness. One could see at a
glance that these clouds were not the
layers of vapor drawn from the earth by
a tropical sun and blown hither and
thither by the rising gale. They took
on more the look of the vast puffs of
smoke belched from nn encircling bat
tery on a field of battle and whirled
into fantastic forms with clearly defined
From underneath these vast clouds of
dust for such they proved to be came
forth the roar of countless thousands of
feet which, as they drew near, falling
in regular and rhythmic beat upon
these arid plains, sent forth a louder
and louder rumble. The ground trem
bled beneath them. It was a living
avalanche sweeping over the plain with
irrcsistiblo force, and although made
up of nothing but herds of sheep, yet
such was the strange violence of their
movements, the remarkable strength of
their headway, the fury of their on
slaught that nothing could have
stemmed their advance.
No satisfactory explanation has ever
been given of these wild flights from
unseen enemies. Herd stampedes herd
until a hundred times a thousand af
frighted animals rush in unreasoning
dnad across these vast plains. It. is
more than an exemplification of the old
adage, that a lloek of sheep will stop
tho King's carriage, for no slaughter of
their lenders ever stays their mad
flight They take no note of death.
They stamp down every being rash
enough to attempt to stay their ve
hement progress and pass over him,
often treading him to death with their
pointed hoofs. With a deafening roar
these living, avalanches sweep from
North to South, coming to a halt only
when strength ia exhausted. Then
Comes weird conclusion to thche
strsntre occurrence. The weaker fall
and the stronger pat on over their
prostrate bodies until the panic-stricken
creature lie in huge swaths, stretched
in rings across the plain a far aa the
eye can reach.
"They're upon us," cried the scout
leaping to a place of safety. With a
wild roar of the countless thousands of
feet filling the air with suffocating
cltiuds of dust but without uttering a
single bleat of pain or cry of terror,
the living avalanche poured over the
bluff filling the gorge with a thousand
crushed and trampled members of the
herds, over whose bodies the advancing
thousands passed crowding, leaping,
struggling, panting, with eyes rolling
in terror, and foam dripping from their
opened months. So well had Capt
Jim looked after the safety of his
party that barring a few bruises, re
ceived upon the exposed portions of
the bodies of his horses and cattle, the
living avalanche passed harmless over
the little caravan.
to BK continued.
AS EDUCATIONAL ITJ5D CEEATLY
A Grand Proposition ij J. Burrows.
It is coming to be a common remark
that the Alliance h&a verformed a great
educational work in Nebraska. The
superior knowledge of Alliance mem
bers upon economic questions, finance,
current political history, parliamentary
law, etc., is attracting wide attention.
The Alliance meetings are debating
clubs, institutes, schools of parliamen
tary usage, and schools of current his
tory, all in one. Ia addition to this they
are schools of business instruction, from
the fact that business enterprises are
discussed in them, and business schemes
broached and carried out. Through all
these agencies it is coming to be no
ticed that the average Alliance farmer
is bettet informed and more intelligent
upon all current topics than are the
business men of oar towns and cities
The latter are driving their business
fourteen hours a day. Their reading is
confined to the surface skimming of a
daily paper. The great economic ques
tions so vital to them are neglected. As
a rule they know nothing about the
principles of finance or the intricate
problems of political economy. The
farmers, on the contrary, have their
eyenings fur study and reading, and
their Alliance meetings for discussion
The editor of this paper is proud of
the part he has had in establishing the
Alliance in this state. He bas given
ten years of almost constant labor to
the work. He is also proud of the part
this paper has bad in the last two years
in extending and strengthening the Al
liance, and he wishes to make the pa
per still more useful in the same direc
tion. It was supposed that the late state
meeting would establish an Alliance
educational fundi for the purpose of
furnishing Alliances with books, reform
literature, etc., not only in the English,
but in such other languages as might be
desirable. Mr. Burrows made this re
commendation, but it was not acted
I propose now to remedy this neglect,
and establish, through the agency of
The Farmers' Alliance newspaper,
an abundant fund for the purpose spe
cified. I can do this with the help of the
preseit subscribers to the paper, and I
now make them the following preposi
tion: For every new subscriber sent ns at our
regular rate of 91.00 per year, and
marked "educational fund," we will set
apart twenty cents for an
alliance educauional fund,
to be expended under the advice of the
President, Secretary and Chairman of
the Executive Committee, for the pur'
poses specified above.
Now, see how great a work a little
effort by each subscriber will accom
plish. One new name sent by each sub
scriber will raise a fnnd of nearlg three
thousand dollars for this work. With
that amount of money judiciously and
constantly employed, we can cover Xe
oraska will reform literature we can
have books published in the German,
Bohemian and Swedish languages we
can form an Alliance in every school
district in tho state.
Will you help k.?.
I pledge myself personally to the ju
dicioup and energetic use of the fund
for the spread of Alliance work.
OSE NEW NAME
from each present subscriber will ac
com plish this great work.
ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF IT?
WILL YOU DO ITT
Yours for the good cause,
Tho Laborers' Herald: The farmers
have no just cause of complaint
against the old party organs because
o the latter s misrepresentation of
tho farmer's uprising. The old par
ties and the appurtenances thereto are
just what the farmers themselves have
made them. Our mis-government
with all its class laws is another pro
duction of farmer and labor votes.
For lo, those many years, the work
ing people of the country, and the
fanners especially, have been lying
down at the behest of the bosses, in
the mud of political ignorance, beg
ging the plug-hatted dudes who run
the banks, the party organs, the
courts and the machinery of govern
ment, to use them as stepping stones.
These gentry, through long usage.
have come to believe that they possess
a legal right to tramp over the willing
granger, and, if they want to. to spit
on 'cm. too. Still, however, there is
no law to prevent the fellows who
have thus beon used as stepping stones.
at least those who know enough, to
get up If they want to, and brushing
off the old party dirt from their
clothes, become men like they oaght
to dr. lhe power all lies with them
The PeopVs Economist: There Is
one thing that congre must not neg
lect and that is the farmers' interest
They may ignore their demands if
they wish. Dut just so sure as the sun
rises in its daily course, so sure as its
beams fall upon discontent and finan
cial disorder, so sure will Democratic
congressional neglect work disastrous-
In the Aoutb.
The Alliance Reporter: When the
bondholders and money speculators of
Wail streeU overreaching even their
greedy design, become involved in
complications which threaten to
thwart their schemes, they have only
to appeal to the secretary of the treas
ury for him to rush to their relief
wiih liberal loans of the people's
money, or graciously relieve them of
their bonds at the liberal premium of
25 per cent
The Independent: According to
the president's message the total pro
duction of silver in the United States
for the year 18'JO was 54,500,000
ounces, while tho government is buy
ing and putting aside annually 5 1, 000,
X)0 iil in the arts and manufac
tures we use annually 7.140.000
ounces. This shows that we are con
suming 6,640,000 ounces more than
our domestic products, We would,
therefore, like to know wherein lies
the danger of f-ee coinage.
The Alliance Herald: The old party
press still cries aloud that the Alli
ance is dead. No doubt their readers
hear them, but like a frog. little at
tention is given to their cries, know
ing full well that his air bag is large.
but is filled with disease breeding
miasma from stagnated marshes and
cess pools, and it is only a question of
time when some coon will come along
and take him In. They can be located
by their croaking.
Tho Alliance Leader: 'Twas the
work of the money kings of England
that silver was demonetized in order
that they might speculate upon the
commercial value of gold and silver,
and in order that they might increase
the value of their bonds and make it
more difficult for us to pay them.
And do you notice one thing, my
friends? It is only the class of men
who are living off the labor of others
that are to-day opposing the free coin
age of silver.
The Ocala Demand We advocate
the ownership of American soil by
American citizens. Just think of it
for one moment citizens of the
United States. One English syndi
cate owns 4. .000, 000 acres of land in
Texas, another 8,000,000 acres: Ed
ward Re id. K. G B.. has 2,000,000
acres in Florida; the duke of Suther
land holds 425. 000 acres of American
soil; Philips. Marshall & Co.. 1.300,
00J acres; the London land company
of Tweedale, 1. 700, 000. etc.. and, as
it was very prominently brought to
our notice during an important trial
in our own county court in Ocala last
summer, it was declared to be the
avowed policy of certain foreign land
and mortgage companies to acquire
Florida lar.ds through the foreclosure
of .mortgages. Any thinking man
will sea from these statements, that
one of the things that England failed
to accomplish during the bloody strug
gle from '76 to '83 she is slowly, but
surely, accomplishing through the in
strumentality of that powerful and se
cret enemy of American liberty and
American homes money.
The Caucasian: We heard a very
intelligent (and we thought well-informed')
man say a few days since that
while the farmers might have 6oma
grounds for complaint under present
low pricoa yet thoso who work for
wages in the industries were never
better paid in comparison with the
value of products which they helped
to create. Now let us see how this is.
The figures of the census on this
matter for 1890 are not yet out, but
let us see how it was in 1880 com
pared with 1860. The total amount
paid in wages in 1860 was $2,689,441.
in 18H0 it was $2,750,768. only a
light increase, while the number of
wage earners in 1860 was only 14317
to 1. 103 in 1880. This shows a con
siderable actual decrease in wasrea
while the value of the products he
worked to make increase from $16,-
678,698 in 1830 to $20. 005. 037 in 1880.
If these ligures are correct the day
laborer as well as the farmer has a
just grievance; and let the figures tell
what they may, he feels his grievance
and will stand by the farmer in the
fight for financial reform.
It k Mt astir tko Pj a.Mlm. '
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of current world events. He reads this Magazine
It gives him a ru nning commentary on im ponant
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Fstlre U fJ CBmer.
I bare been able to complete srrsng-
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than we have oeea Heretofore to make
satisfactory prices on all grades of
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as the best grades of Northern Colo
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prompt shipment. I will keep pur
chasers posted on prices upon applica
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For the Germans.
The first and only work ever written
oa currency reform in (Jerman is "Geld"
bv Robert SchlHinir. It is a translation
and enlargement of his"Silver question"
and sure to make converts. The retail
price is 25 cents, but it will be furnished
to reform organizations and agents at a
greatly reduced rate. A sample copy
will be sent ior 10 cenis. Auuress
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Doctor "How is the patient this morn
ing 1" Narss "Well, he has bean wan
dering good deal in his mind. Early
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THE FARMER'S SIDE
" Where we are, how we got here,
and the way out."
By Hon. W. A. PEFFER.
V. S. SINATOa 7 ROM KaHtaS.
12mo, cloth - - - Fries, eU.OO.
There in s demand for s comprehenriv am
authoritative book which shall represent to
farmer, and set forth his condition, the influ
ences surrounding him, snd plans and prospect!
for the future. This book has been written b
lion. W. A. PefiFer, who was elected to th
United States Senate from Kansas to succeoi
Senator Ingalls. The title is Ttts Faemkb'
Sws, and this indicates the purpose of the work
In the earlier chapters, Senator l'tfl'er dr
scribes the condition of the farmer in variou
parts of the country, and compares it with th
condition of men in other callings. lie carcfull
examines the cost of labor, of living, the prict
of crops, taxes, mortgages, snd rates of interes
lie gives elaborate tables showing the increar
of wealth in railroads, manufactures, banking
and other forms of business, snd he compare
this with the earnings of the farmer, one els
wage-workers in general. In s clear, foreiS)
style, with abundant citations of tacts and ti
ures, the author tells how the farmer reuch
hU present unsatisfactory condition. Then lot
lows on elaborate discussion of " Tho Wny out,'
which is the fullest and most authoritative pres
entation of the aims and views of the Farmers
Alliance that has been published, including till)
discussions of the currency, tho questions ot
interest and mortgages, railroads, the sale oi
crops, and other matters of vitul consequence.
This book is the only one which attempts U.
cover the whole ground, and it is unnecessary
to emphasize its value. It is a compendium of
tbe facts, figures, snd suggestions which the
farmer ought to have st hand. -
The Farmer's Sids has just been issued.
and makes s handsome and substantial book
of 280 pages. We have arranged with the pub
lishers for its sale to our readers at the pub
lishers' price. Tbe book may be obtained at
our office, or we will forward copies to any
address, post-paid, on receipt ot f l.vu per copy.
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