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SENATOR EDMUND'S THREAT.
Tli !.; lit rs..i U ii, n "li tiler-mw-c
t rrv Ti"; .- iit. 1 . i..
Ttio St 1 ou. ' ' - i ra'i.T.it
quote ex-senator ' i:iu:.;- o.
Vermont ns ayinj:
If th' y das-e to:- i-rt'i.e iv.c
age of s'lv'ir 1 pro i.-e to uo:i:-5 gold
in view of the (ler.iiiL'oment of theur
rency that may ariso fsotn llie action
of tho pre-wsnt congress. If liiU thiu'
must come, tliat we are lo legislate
money for those who wish to et a
cheap dollar, then wo who have loaned
money will look out for ourselves.
Capitalist hve invariably iotiml a
way to protect their interest, a".!) the
loss lins fallen on the men of siuil
means. It is .possible to provide
by law a;ra,in-t llie advantages the rich
can taKe n the poor. ;n a case of that
kind. T:ecapiia isis can withdraw
their fluids from the channels of busi
ness vs-h-.-it iinancial complication is
threatened, and thus escape the dan
ger." The tine was wh.n Mr. Kdinund's
vicisms threat mijrtit have carried
terror with iu
Tiie story is told that a certain
village of 8n iterlaiiu the inhabitants
ftr jroneiuttions were made to beiievo
that it was necessary to keep a live
bear chained ii the public park
even though its presence terrorized
the people, especially the children!
If it so happened that the bear die !
the inhabitants at once procured
another, through fear of direful things
that Plight happen if they had no
chained bear in the park.
Hut it so happened that on one oc
casion bruin died and no new bear
was found to take its place, i.o! and
behold, nothing appalling happened!
Things went alon; as usual. From
that lime henceforth they dispensed
with the bear and no doubt cursed
the memory of those who taught
their an. estors the butf-bcar lie.
Our antiquated fossil from the
Green Mountain state, who has grown
rich and sleek while sucking sus
tenance from Uncle Sam's ofiieial hog
trough du ing the last thirty years,
says the Chicago Sentinel, is trying
to make the people of the United
States believe that it is still necessary
to keep a golden calf (instead of a
bear) chained in the front yard. lie
predicts direful things should the calf
die or get away. Mo knowing what
A.j we said, the time was when the
threatening utterances of so dis
tinguished and inliuential an indi
vidual as tho ex-senator believes him
self to bo, would have carried terror
with them. Hut, thank the bright
stars, that day has passed.
Let Senator Edmunds hoard his
gold, and with it the satisfaction that
most of it has been obtained from tho
government crib. And let him re
call, if ho can (for no one else can)
what great or good thing ho ever did
for his country to entitle him to any
Let him also bear in mind this fact:
The American people are "keeping
tab" on its public servants. They
will in duo time mete out to e:;ch his
due meed of praise, and his jn3t deserts
of condemnation. And let the ex-senator
from Vermont beware lest his
own name be written on the black list
of tho people's memory book.
Yes, it is true, with rare exceptions,
that "capitalists have invariably found
i way to protect their interests."
Robert Kidd, for instance, buried his
in th6 deep waters of the Hudson
river near its entrance to the High
lands. It would not bo a bad place
ib" Mr. Kdmunds and his co-gold-bugs
lo "hoard" their vvoalth. It
might be as difficult for "poor folks"
to find it as it has beer, for adventur
ers lo find Kidd's buried treasures of
"It is impossible" says tltis (Jrecn
Mountain patriot (shades of Ethan
Allen, forgive us for using the ex
pression, even sarcastically ! ) "to pro
viso by law against tho advantage, tho
rich can take of tho poor, in a case of
1 I.ot us add yes, when men like
golden-calf Edmunds hold the Shy lock
forts of tho Tinted States senato!
In conclusion, let us say this: Too
many nlu (Ireeu backers have been
educating the peoplo during tho last
fifteen years. Thoy have said: Kill
the bear, unloose the golden calf.
Mo ned of eitiicr boar or calf in I'nclo
Sam' s front yard.
Let the "capitalists withdraw their
funds." Let them "hoard it." This
is exactly what thoy did during tho
terriblo ordeal of our civil war. Tho
golden calf was hurriedly taken out
of the front yard, hustled "across tho
border" into Canada and Europe and
kept there unljl tho "trouble was
over." The "bear" didn't count dur
ing the war.
Let the "financial complication"
come. Let the "capitalists'' precipi
tate the panic, loi-k up their money
and bogwi tho process of squeezing
the debtor class.
With a People's party president in
tho White house and a working ma
jority in congress inside of ten days'
time greenbacks enough can be issued
to take the place of all the gold which
capitalists may have withdrawn from
circulation and all will be well.
Hon. Mr. Edmunds, you will find
that your trick has a hole in it, and
that for once your pet "capitalists"
have found their match!
And, furthermore, let us bid you
beware lest the People's party retali
ate by demonetizing gold.
Tho cause of right justice, and tho
common people seldom ever had a
harder struggle for supremacy than is
now 1 eing waged in the state of Geor
gia. Every daily papor in tho state
has raised the black flag. Every of
fice seeker from an aspirant or gov
ernor to constable is bowing down to
the Democratic bosses. Every hire
ling of plutocracy is in line. Those
are arrayed on one side and the great
common people on the other. The
fight is on and will be fought to the fin
ish. The People's pnrty is boing rapidly
organized in every county and dis
trict. The Democratic bosses are
panic stricken at tho sight of the
sturdy yeomanry of the state, who in
the past have been the strong right
arm of the Democratic party, leaving
it and going in batallions to the Peo
ple's party. June-tenths of the Alli
anco men are with us. The state of
ficers, with the exception of Hrolher
A. W. Ivey, the state secretary, are
L. F. Livingston and the state oxeo
utive committee had a meeting in the
cittf of Atlanta on the night o( the
1 ih a a 4 f..riU an i.tir t-j a.:
the Al.i-atx'"' t!- - ;. !,vl
pti-'d I .'-.''',: t. ei. tr.n the M
ti ... "if
th rt''..i i -a.t r
cis .rlpr. v.osjid ins i ".. s
1-tlk :;!.! '.iiiii! t: k alwut au
;.! in, ta. sil Mint bosV.-m. but if this
i-not tin"'. in'e-t decort on of all the
ir.f.-rnal i-ms ti.-.t wa ever attempted
to n.' i iT.i-;raed upon an hone-t eo
pie. then 1 am no judg-. It is a pre-
: Dieu .'ate i an iwiii.us tcueme. hatched
in the brain of Livingston and sent
!fnt-th l.v h. - ,ee; :'. s ve r.itnsnistee to
de-ti-a.. oar ord r in Georgia. Hut
will it sucee 'l3 Never!! Mot w hile
true (ieorglans. who are as true Alli
ance in n ::s ever lived, have one
spar.i ol their manhood or ono drop
of their life blood left warm in their
veins, l'reihien of tleorgia. do you
love you.' dear wives, ciad in faded
calico lUesses. do you love tho dear
little ones at your knees w !k are
growing up i:i ignorance and poverty,
do you love t.eorgia. do yea love tho
Alliance, do you love fair play, justice
and right? If you do ;.,iu 1 know
you do. then if you have one spark of
manhood left in you. you wiil rise ia
one man and stamp this vile conspir
acy from tho fsice of the earsh and
generations yet unborn will call you
blessed. Hrethren, the enemy is des
perate. He firm and stand by your
convictions. Georgia is for the Peo
ple's party. National Watchman.
!cu n- ?.! --.It J.
The demand of the j-eo no who Cro
ats the' woalih. 1 1 own what the r
hanuiwork and energy ha roiueesl.
is ll'j rigliteims and just an edict
from .jeh.'vssb. Hut "the gols help
those who help tlier.iseives. ' Leth
argy in your own causj an 1 tuo con
fiding tru-t in poiiticinT., : :i caused
what lo-s bus been susiu ine.l. Huck.e
on your .n iiiour. prepare lor ihe con
Jiict and abate no e;lort usir a;.are any
labor until you:- righu are resl-is-ed lo
you. Hut you must do it .of by
croaking and beimsaniiig; ii.st by
standing iru'iht as a man. and light
ing straight Ironr the shoulder un
daunted and irrepressible, with no
such 'A ord as fail in your leicou.
Men r.re needed. Hravo nieu. capablo
men and ncrelul me i. w!;o will push
tho fight and ne . r sunvnder.
Is it not a little unreasonable to ex
pect a farmer, who....; iouu is under
mortgage, whose ellort io.- the past
twenty Vsius shew hi in ;;.:r without a
change of systems, he Is li.iund to go
to the wall eventually, and certainly
if he should die. and the eonipiiei.tions
of the management, of the estate of a
decedant should result, that bis chil
dren would have lo become ten. mis;
that this man should de-ire and vote
for the continuance of tho -o systems?
Would it not bo fair to give him
credit for some intelligence, for some
love of his dear ones, for some hope
and aspiration for bettor results from
his labor, and that he will have the
manhood to act in consonance with
such a purpose? In s hort, is it not
better to deal with him justly, ad
dress him kindly and labor some for
the promotion of bis welfare.' Hoes
not the )ia-ty owe him something for
his fealty and his devotion? Ought it
not do something in his interest and
for his relief? Do syndicate-, com
bines and trusts posos suc-h an over
shadowing imiuenes, thai this farmer
should bo placed at their mercy and
kept under their control, in re ogui
tion of tueir demands. ai:d at tho
same time, ask him to ratify and en
dorse it? The politician-, certainly
regard him as very slupid and his
manhood nt a heavy dis-'ounl to sup
pose that he can be so used. Every
obligation of right and evjry demund
of justice e.-.act that the parly he has
served so long and so faithfully should
accede to his demand:- and comply
with his re iiesfs. and give him that
aid and assistance so os-ontiai to his
welfare and tho promotion of hi- in
tere Is. lie is in the lie--,. ..'ration of
despa'r and must get relief, 'ihcr.:
in us L be aoiuo .edemption for hi n
from the grusoing and een-unnng
avarice that is liovouriug isnii r diic
ing him to serfdom, un-l hi- ; .- to
penury ami waul. lie is i;s; ileal. ntr
with seniiin-'ntsiiily. nor a tiieory. It
is a cond.tion. The grinding force, of
it has driven him to despair and des
peration All in nee Herald.
Ti '- ' rruirtt at:. U hH ',
Vt'e find the following clipping,
from one of our exchanges, the namo
of which was mislaid
Fifty wars aro, while the writer
i was still living in his native Tennes
I see the colored man Sain, on oeing
intro.ii'.ee.l to th- man dim, nslced.
how many slaves
ole msissa owni" -
The answer was: "My o'.o Ma:
own fs-i rd-'jers. sah. How nussr,
oio niassa own Sam?"
In a spirit of great triumi n. Sam
rept'.ed. "My ole niassa own Vo slaves,
sah. he. e do riene-t man in all tiiese
A cifi-en of Detroit. Mich., crossed
over into 'anatla and was boasting of
the gresit wealth of tho i'nited Stales.
'J he I 'ana lian to whom he was talking,
aft cs-eyedig his seedy 'and tattered per
son, replied: I shouldn't take you
to be very prosperous.'1
Oh no!" came the response. "I'm
as pour as a church mouse, but go
over with mo and I will show you
Jay ioiil.L Vanderbilt. Carnegie and
many other millionaires. Wo. the la
borers, glory in our rich men." Chi
Arc We Hotter Oli'f
I have listened to many ingenious
persons who say wo are better oil no w
than ever wo wore before. I do not
know how well off wo wore be "ore.
but I know positively that many very
deserving persons of my ac.iiuiintam o
have groat difficulty in living under
these improved circumstances, sd-o
that my desk is full of begging letters,
eloquently written either by distrcsse J
or dishonest peoplo, and that we can
not be called as a nation, well o T
while so many of us aro living either
in honest or in villainous beggary.
For my own part, 1 will put up with
this state of things passively not an
hour longer. I am not an unselfish
person, not an evangelical one; I have
no particular pleasure in doing good
neither do I dislike doing it so much
as to expect to be rewarded for it isi
another world. Put I simply cannot,
paint nor read, nor look at minerals,
nor do anything else I like, and the
very light of the morning sky has be
come hateful to me, because of the
misery I know of. and see siens of
where I koow it not, which no imag
ination can interpret too bitterly.
TIIK TH Y OF IT.
All. tile me iO.'V
e'css'i"-. lion it ail
tl'tw . lb HSUDV c
o' that I'etlei.nu
n:rs up l f.'ix" me
:.nges a fe'.v short
eiif's life, fr it
iur i':4. u w i'K
t-eemed t mi- as
'IKili't let v;s g
r.xiui." he plead.-
if I must have loved
back to the ball
as we stoHl in the
line u.lighl in the hallway: "it is so
lovely here, and then I may not have a
chauee of seeiug you again. I leave
to-'noTT. iw fur the other side."
"Sh -.11 you be long away?" 1 asked
with a fainting heart.
"About three yi ars," l e ssisd, "I
have accepted a pr fevs u ship abroad.
1 am glad. Miss 'J'u r: e. that f h:svc
had 1h. irtunit;.' of aseetiii yen tc
UP. yi si htiw mu.h I have admire I you,
even w hen 1 did not know y,.u. Mow
I kno.v what I have hist.'"
Was- he trilling' with nicer in arnest'.
1 felt ail my sel 1-pi '.session leave me. I
ro.-e to my teet. "Are you ill, t eeil'.
Loc'c at me. He.sr me.'' His dark,
liaii ls, ..iic face w :: e'o-e to mine. 1
fel. myself waverimr- then I pivwfirm
agaii.. If l.i' hsu trilling with me 1
would tc leh hisn a '.'.-s in.
. "Mr. Merris'.m," 1 .-aid. coldly, "what
right have you to taik to me like this,
after a few hours ui qusiintaiice'.'"
Then I looked at him stealthily tc
lio'e the effect of my words tbsst came
so hard from my i'p.s. Was it fancy, oi
did lsis eyes glitter with a strangs
en oliou and passionate longing'? Ah'
the secret of that heart 1 w as not tc
lcr.ru for many years to come, for on
the morrow I was called away to tin
deal! i bed of my aunt.
l our years passed away, and I was
lie ion;;er Cecil Thorne. When Her
bil l l.'ilis offered me his hand and for
tui'". 1 only hesitated long enough tr
convince myself that life with him
vfxiild be preferable to one of toil ami
ht.luir by myself. He gave me 'every
thing t nat wealth could buy, and I gavf
him - simply myself.
Only one letter came from Mr. Mer
riaiii after my marriage. lie congrat
ulated me in cold and polite terms, ex
pressing a hope that 1 would be happy.
That: was all. From that day I re
folved to think no more of him. and tc
devote myself to my husband as novel
dm and thought
him cold, when it w as only his regain'
for me that kept him from showing' hit
affection? 1 had often noticed his sad,
abstracted manner when 1 came upon
him suddenly, and how difficult it was
for him to regain his usual placid, dis
The doctor ordered me abroad foi
the w inter, and Herbert decided tc
spend it in Italy. We had boon it
Florence about six weeks, w hen he
came upon me one morning, feeling' de
pressed and utterly lonely.
"I saw a friend of yours to-day.
Cecil," he said. "Do you remember Jack
Did I remember him? The roon
whirled round before me, and it was
with dilliculty I answered him.
'T rememlier him perfectly, Herbert
Is he the same?
"A good-looking chap still, thong!
he says he is ill. Will be in Florence i
few days longer. You had better havt
a dinner and ask him. He seems thf
"Hut will he come, if so ill?" 1
"Von can let him decide that foi
himself, my den r." an ues-e l niy hus
band, as he lei I the ro---m.
'"John Merririm aecepls, with pleas
ure,'' etc.: so road his nolo, ill the
same handsome band ho had written
1 was very partieubr as to my gown
for that evening. For Ihe lir-l t iine since
my marriage 1 was pleased with my
self, and think the yellow crepe never
appeared to hetfsT advantage.
"Yes. Cecil, you sire charming, my
dear," sail! Herbert, when the sjll-'m-portant
day arrive.!: "your frown is very
jhie, but your jewels? Whoiv are thoy?
Most of the gnosis only ci mo to see
"1 hate my jewels." I answered, sud
denly angry : i don't v,.;!r them to
night!" And 1 lus'us'i sr.vssy to look
over some hit.' mssgsr.ines.
Mr. Morrlam was at last announced,
and wilh my heart my own no longer,
I turned and looked inlo the face that
was all t lie world to mo.
".Mrs. Ellis, ' he murmured, as his
fingers closed over mine, for that one
brief moment, "this is the greatest
pleasure of my life to see you again."
For an instant he looked' into my
oyes and scorned to read all that was
"You are the same nightingale as
over." after 1 bad sung him a selection
or two hiter. "Am 1? It seems as
though I had had everything to change
use." I answered listlessly.
"Why that sad little voice, .Miss
Cecil a thousand pardons Mrs. El! is."
For I was eonscious of reddening, and
a strange tightening of the throaf.
"Of course you are much more b;an
tiful. but still the same. Have you
been happy since I last saw yon? Cut
I need hardly ask, you have everything
to make you happy." and his eye
glanced around the luxuriously fur
"All but the chief thing," I returned,
bitterly, "and that is the love of a single
being-," as I answered his questioning
"Surely your husband loves you; he
1 did not answer this time, but played
softly on the keys.
gg"And you love him? ' He bent a lit
tle closer, as though not to lose a word.
"Mo. My love w as dead w hen I mar
ried Herbert Ellis."
"You mean that you have loved be
fore, and he is he alive?" he asked in
a low, constrained voice.
For a moment a wild desire seized
me to tell him all my life my thoughts
and my passionate love for him. It was
a tierce struggle, but a short, cne, and
I felt 1 would not stoop so low before
the man I honored.
"Mo. He is dead!" I answered me
chanically, and I was glad of the dim
light, which hkl my face.
"You don't mean that!" he exclaimed
suddenly. "You know he is alive and
"Oeeil, my dear, your guests are go
ing," said my husband's voice, at the
door, and 1 rose and followed, letting
Jack come as he would. I wished, then,
I might never see him again, and I des
pised myself for my weakness, and
him for being the cause of it.
Again I saw him, and it was for the
last time iu life. I was sitting in my
I't rsirv li, si ! . .-line in J , firm
th.it i-Kirii.er '""I ;!: '.'' ii'ie I had
coiHjiu-rcd UiiMvf tlie Week U'f.,ri, and
my U-tli r irt Is.id sid.ed ;lii ascen
dancy. I r clied I t o dd tru"! hivm If.
un I n. ni iu Ionor fear.
.'.it',; in- or lMiei l3aml.sii.er in his
life , list I! that uimniug, but there njs a
ih-w ii i.l: I bad not seen ln-f,sre.
".fa"l;, are you iil?' I asked sud
denly, after we hr I talkttt time,
lie h.id grown Mrangcsy jMiic, and his
fat 'ins liMilud piiiihcil, ds liio'gh
W illi psiiu.
"Vt-s: I am ill, and the dock r gives
me little enci uragoment. 1 may gooff
at any time 1 longed to see yon once
again, an 1 yosi don't mind very mech,
ilo you'.'" Lis eyes grew very soft and
p'i using he bmke.l at inc. "I'on't
o.s f.-i-i ii id for me, Cecil?" he eon
t'";s: il. ;ss some unbidden tears came
ist'i my firs; "1 should tlie rerfcilly
e. ii. eiit, knowing you were near me,
.. n t with me. lo you know, little
nee' ;u d he laid his hsin.l on my tresn
1 log' one, "ihatyour lei tor was usy
I'.esil !s-bh w. I had every intent'oii
of re', ii'usivg to you when I heard of
your :: i; :,t"s death, and thai you
wore dependent. 1 loved you always.
1 have pray, d to live M to see
yon ag'. in ini! it's too hard a ii.itiie to
light. Don't cry, darling, but yon 'o
c sr for mo a little? Your huslis i.d
vwil fiuglveyou this time, 1 am Mire,
lie cares for you so mm h. ths'l in ' isi
you will learn to give lilr.i muss" o,' !.ie
!o.e ! know v.. si :,-o est ; nle f. !'. is
a ': nave man, and a noble on.
'oii 1 ry'.'"
1 will try to love him, for
ssl.e." ! ar.swcivd solemnly.
"cVcil." he ssiid. suddenly, be
l-e.v.ii'd uie, "for old time's saki
ssio once iust once that I i.ia
w 1; ii sousetliing' to take wi'h use."
There was one last look mid word,
rr'il I loaned forward and kissed !.,ni
len.i. s ly. Ah! I don.it regret il. s'li I
lievi-r .-.hall, lie was uiy one ami .. . y
hue. ::"d sill hough years have come : e.l
Ion - since then, I still roinomb.-r 'cm
with t he Mime thought running t hi' . Is
my mind '"The pity of it."
'.Vhy lie If. ii t
A l:ah! ing polar.' has been deter
mined up ,u as againsl lh .-llianco in
the fscmih. mos'i! active and vigorous
than ever before. A Washington
correspondent of the political press
thus ici'ers to that policy:
'The Southern men are all greatly
troubled by the third party movement,
an l t-ioy lire e.miinr to nppreciato
no..- th.nl a mistake was made, in not
me .lug tbo issues s uiarely when the
mo i ois.ent first started, in-tead of
em pori::!n r and trying to conciliate
the .'iil uiiee loaders. A good many of
them have come to tho conclusion that
wlii.e the mistake made then can not
be corrected, bettor result will follow
their making tho light now, and mak
ing it earnestly, than can bo obtained
by further temporizing."
i here aopcars to be nothing left but
to make tho tight, and it ;s generally
agreed that tho only way to win is to
fight i oliily at every point.''
So you "hay seeds" down South
must now know that in accordance
with the p.oposition of Congressman
Williams, of Ma-snchu.'solts. a choice
has be m made between ullianco with
Mew Eng. and Democracy and South
ern Farmers' Alliance, idid that the
fi rmer has been cho.-en.
What aro you goin-?; lo do about it?
Aio ou goinn" to su' mi'.'.' Are you
go is:;-to cringe under the crack of a
par:;.- whip? Havj'.ig staled your
gri j vs-nces and made your demands,
sin I having them spurned and your
se.'.es kicivoJ from tho foot ol tho
gosilon t'arono. aro you going lo play
llie -.) .irk oi a slave and go bae-k to la
bor for your plutocratic maslers? I do
not believe it, be.'sitisa any backward
step a' ;h.s timo would not only show
l hat I h- armors and laborer have no
I rue conceptions of the iswlul issues
involved, but it would also demon
sti'i.le that their hearts were too craven
io s.. -erre liberty a::d freedom.
J: ;s a propitious time .'): 'iso "Peo
ple s -...:! '' lo shov; lis trengi!; In
nil probability there, will bo four, if
not live, presidential tickets in the
field, unless gold proves able to har
mi r. ' :e toe present con'iieling ele-iu'--;',-.
s-dic: it is so evident that tho i oni
(viu' and HcpnUieatis of the Lust
lissv-s lined their forces to defeat rill
lii. anc :a! legislation in tho interest of
the ;s. o;le, why should the South and
We-l i,e--itato any longer? 'Tho light
has to bo made. Tho promises and
lile Iges of politicians nro worth noth
ing. Lcmocraey hasbecomo a hollow
sham. Republicanism has become
the arch enemy of the plain people."
The two fighting each other over a
few millions of tariff ta- while tho
people aro being robbed of billions by
a false financial system. Down with
ti e I'sigs of the robbers! n wilh tho
banrec of the people and rrlrd on
you,- armor for the 1'ght- National
Oi'roivo !So iHoro.
Attacks made upon business enter
prises friendly to tho Alliance, con
ducted in its interest and dependent
upon it forsupporl, by pr-pers thai are
well supplied with advertising from
opposition concerns, show plainly the
motive for the attack, but when ihe
dealers organize a light on any con
cern that is known to bo friendly to
the cause of the consumer, aisU is mak
ing effective e '.oris to bring the man
ufacturer nnd consumer tog"! her. it
shows that the dealers as useios-i mid
dlemen aro being supplanted hy the
di ect trade so established to tho ad
vantage of both manufacturer and con
sumer, when, however, theso desde.-.
seek to fool the peoplo into roVrt.r.g
the advantages they could secure un
der tho new system, br idl
ing tho columns of every ; I i
toeratic paper in tho ian.i
with falsehood, misrepresentation and
calumny about such enterprises
all those connected with the. a. the,
go so far that they expose thoirselilsh
motive and will deceive no one. In
business matters people should Lik
out for their own interests. ;:n 1 i.uy
where they can get tho bost barg.i n -.
'The moral taught in tho fable of tlie
sheep and wolves is good. The
wolves told the sheep that they were
very silly and foolish to koep too c
big la y dogs to guart them, that the
dogs would rob them and eat up ih:r
lambs, and would not let them u to
tho sweetest pasture. Tho silly sheep
dispensed witii the dogs and tho
wolves led tlvem to a lonely valley as,. I
devoured the whole flock nt tneir
leisure. Moral, you had bettor he?d
your friyiads than your enemies.
Tin: fai;m and oauden.
MATTERS OF I NTH RE ST TO THE
How to Deal Wlththj Trou vMon
Potato Hot Corn l!o.ii Not
V .Tk" Hons-- A i hort F irm
HowtoDcal With the Troub1som
I'otato rot ia one o!' the most ditli
rult disorders with which fai'mcw have
to deal. Xo way of absolutely pre
venting its ravages hns yet been dis
covered. Do what ho will, the potato
grower must expect some loss, espec
ial!)' in seasons favorable to the de
velopment cf the disef.se. M'everthe
los, there are some things which may
be done to mitigate the severity of the
attack. - , l'T x
For one thing, pood" cultivation will
1'0 found of groat" value as a preven
tive measure. Frvipiont slirrinj of
tlie foil and ki f ping the wee-Is down
willennbb llio young plant s to make
a ignrous growth mid thus be hotter
prepared to resist the attack' of tlie
(Isse.use. The mi me law govern in
plant as in nnimsil liTo. A mnn with A
torpsil !!Ver is loss alile to cOj with
tlie assault ed levtrtlinn one iu perfect
lic.ull h. so ii tho potato plant is en
feebled by the growth of robber weeds
nnd st illcd by encrust ation of the sur
face soil it isi in ill-condition to moot
so loriiiiil.ible nn enemy ns the rot.
Yet oven the tlirilliest growth will not
serve as an absolute preventive. It is,
however, of great importance to se
cure such n growth as a means of lea
tening the danger.
When t be disease docs np)onr the
grower (boidd be prepared for an act
ive citnipnigu. lie must, begin to
spray tlie vines nt once with (he fo
culled Uordo.nux mixture, .'uvd the
work must bo thoroughly done and
repeated as often n.s necessary tip to
about the middle of July.
The usual prescript ion for making
the Bordeaux mist tire is ns fellow:
Dissolve nix pounds of sulphate of
copper, blue vitriol, in sixteen gallons
of water. Slake four pounds of fresh
lime in six gallons of water, and when
tho lime is cold pour it into the
copper solulion and stir the
mixture thoroughly. If there
nre bugs on the vinos, t lie Addition of
Paris green or London purple will
serve to dispose of them at the tania
Care should bo taken in sprayrng to
reach tho under ns well ns the tipper
sides of the vines and leaves. The
date of the first application rami.ot,
of course, he definitely indicated. The
appearance of t he rot will depend en
tirely on the thrift of the plants and
tlie character of the weather. It
should be watched for carefully, and
on the fii'Mt indication of its presence
the preventive work should begfn.
From that time on the vine will pro
bably need to be sprayed at intervals
of about ten days, until the tubers
are so large that it is no longer safe to
apply the poison.
It inay be that there would be no
danger of the absorption of any of it
by the potatoes, but as they are in
tended for human food it is just as
well to avoid all risk in the m-atter.
If a heavy rain sheuld occur shortly
after an application of the mixture, it
should bo reapplied immediately, as a
large part of it will be washed oil, and
it is important to keep the mixture
actively at work eo long ns it ie need
ed. By these means it is reasonably cer
tain that even in bad years a fair
crop of potatoes may be secured.
A Short Farm Catechism.
1. What should bo tlie chief aim of
ngrictilt ural effort?
To obtain the largest possible crop
from a given area in the least deterio
ri.ation of the fertility of t he soil.
2. How may this be accomplished?
By cub ival ing no more land than
can be well fertilized and thoroughly
.'i. What is the clieif mistake ol
American farmers as .a class?
Attempt big to crop larger areas
than lain properly be manured.
1. What advantage is there in re
stricting the area planted?
I. There is a saving of labor. 2.
there is improvement in the quality of
the crop in conscipuence of more
thorough cultivation. H. The land is
left in bet ter condition aitor the crop
is removed. 4. By these means
there is a considerable gain in the
5. What is the great lack in Amer
ican farm methods?
The failure to keep clear and ex
5. What soft of accounts should
They should be as simple as possi
ble, so as not to require the services
of an expert bookkeeper, yet suflic
iontiy detailed to show, when baiianc
ed, the gain or loss on each crop
raised or animal kept.
7. What crops should a farmer
Those which he finds, byjcareful ex
periment, to be best fitted to his soil
8. Should farming be general or
For some farmers and soma locali
ties general farming is moreaivisable;
but specialized farming is, as a rule,
more profitable when conducted by
!. What then should tho farmers'
aim bo? -. ' ,;
To become thoroughly familiar
with some particular branch of a.;n
cultural industry, so that hemayiro
duce tho best in that line, and thus
command a sure market for his pro
duct. "Should the farmer ignore "book
learning" in carrying on bis farm?
By no means. Xo .nan can learn
by personal experience all that is de
sirable to know of farm methods, and
books by competent authors of
which there are many supply the
knowledge he needs to keep him
abren.st of the progress of agricultural
science and practice.
II. How may farmer's ions be in
duced to remain on the farm?
1. By treating them as sons, not
slaves. 2. By taking them as early
ns possible into partnership, anil
thus awakening the sense of ownership
and responsibility. 3. By affording
them every possible facility to become
intelligent, thorough-going, scientific
agriculturalists. 4. By making the
farm home attractive.
12. What nre Hie prime doties of
the American farmer as a citizen? .
To be a God-fearing Christian man,
to sustain Americ.au inJutftriss and
vw . v. euuie aimrper grit with
it may be of adantace.
"Long or sharp splinters of glass or
dry bona should he -avoided. The size
of particles of grit had, for hens, bet
ter be larger than that of a kernel of
wheat and should be smaller than
that of a kernel of corn. An unlimited
supply of pounded glass has been at
tanaed with no bad result when the
food and other grit available to the
fowls contained an abundance of lime,
but when the food was deficient in
Time and no other prit was attainable,
hens ate an injuriously largo amount
Itllly Florence's Advice.
Willium ,1. Florence, the celelirnlrd
actor, once gave some advice to u friend
in these words: "My Dear : One mill
ion of whihky costs almut 53, and ob
tains sixty-live 15-cent drinks. Now,
if you must drink, buy a ,r:ill -n
and make your wife the bar-kecpes-.
When you are dry, give her l.l-emt-for
a drink, and when the whisky in
gone she will have, after paying- f. it.
$i. 75 left, aud every gallon thereafter
will yield the same profit This mo . y
she should put away, so that wlu-n
become an inebriate, unable tos-.i-1 - '
yourself and shunned by every r -rp r -able
man, your wife may have nm-.--enough
to keep you until your hi.i
comes to fill a drunkard's grave. ''
Iue Mey Stock
illidns and Mares.
Jean shiw them as good a lot of yonn
1 as thers is in the west.
LAST SHIPMENT 1890.
f oi priao winning blood ia England
ed, and all Recorded
U by Myself.
Msroodaswa flvnr imnnrtoA rVm
how vou as trncfl a'nek ft 4 nv man ttrill
OHO. 8. IfKOWN,
TTH OMAHA, TSTEB.
4 (or tbe mnreu
Packer National Hank. Omaha.
Nebruka Hvui(r and RicIihiiito ll'k, Omasa
Ontral City ilunk. Central t'ily, Neb,
isreeat oooit, bill of lading attached.
cral Prod Ufe Merchant (Leg-at Rfpreienta
for Kan. Alliance.) Speomi department for
ana eiraa. Free ooio iioraun and speotal
Kuoeirer and inlppcr f car lots of po
ut a brof youromniiifnir.'jnu. Wo get the
. oireot a I oommunlcsMlan and order to
423 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo.
Only $40 oo to Helena and Return.
( Tho Union Pacific will sell tickets
'rom Lincoln to Helena nnd roturn at
me fare for tho round trip. Tickets on
tale June 7 to 14, inclusive, limited to
10 days from date of sale. For any ad
litionsl Informat on apply to
J. T. Mastin, U. T. A . 1044 0 St.
4. H. Slosson, Gen. Agt. U. P. System,
-an coin, Hub ,
EGOS, EGGS, EGGS.
Thirteen eggs for 1.2.'5 20 eggs for
SS I 25 from great big light Brahmas. Also
iVhite Guinea eggs 13 for 11.25. Bronse
urkey eggs 9 .'or 3.00.
Addross, Rosa D. Rand.
f Wahoo, Neb.
Pcrk Drkd Popltrt. White Plym
uth Kock. White Games Partridge
Jochlns. Tctilouse Goese, White Hol
lud Turkeys, White Guineas, Pekin
lucks. Egf in snjison Pricos low.
W. A. Bates, Jr.,
1 remont, Neb. 30 tf
1. i. orfUWN LtbnUKNS
lio-K nn, ma.
x urt a olitf pre IfjjfeMi,.
iitr-r in. Bi.ru
hie are ordered. Ss?
i n wiipn T.wn unr.w'r"-'
13 oh In', mi In A Hap. r.1,1
lltfhl rB.n with h.,.. Ci in
r.J HICKOX, Alm.Neh
a .... 3ti Bkz.r
nuon thin ..
f. M. ROBINSON
KENESAW, ADAMS CO., NEB.
and Chin ssi hops.
Choice breed! n
?Astock fr Bale.
'56. Write for wants.
FURNAS Co HERD
HmZ&a Beaver City. - Neb.
fhnrcnghbreil exclusively. All ares.
... . ou. ureu. rtmcK frnaranteed aa
ireseoted. l'rieoi riirht. u..t
per. U.S. Williamson, Prop'r. a
teSI'?..!L02!?l,(L ?F" COB,s
Kf ,2LBn3r ene rRn Pt it oaf
lBTm Datvti . ... , s.
tXIi T m:, 1 n,-V, "o-Buuiy D. cents
ai. 111 wui, iuis (ir I4.fjU Tor tllhu.
nd tair.p frsamplf sand'full partluolars.
I. ... "u" nL.r.Tiu nouriNa CO .
I II Wet Broadway, New York.
r Local Airentsii Hint,,!
V.tnVnnf Rlxak , n i .
Waod-I'tnia Aikal( MaollnK KnlldlBcVnd
SheatMiVa Paper nf FelUi Bimflun Ma
terlaUt AVtpbml Paints for protucilua ol vuod
ud metal VKiioct ra( and decay.
W.E.Caiupe Roofing & Mfg. Go.
KANSAS CITY. MISSOURI.
Clrcnlnr and Samples! t free on application.
All kinds tkHMt
tbaa elMwhsr. Bs
ton jo buy. ml
t&mp for UIuitfmMtl
t;llo)roe to Tft
PISTOLS 75C WATCUJUi. lUCYCiJUvsM. A0inMtlo!
Grinds from 1 00 to SOO
itiMhcl per lay aocor-
- mug wj nnemn. urum
enr corn, cat, etc., fine enough fur anj Baraov
We warraut the PKEKLESS to be the
BEST and CTTEArKST MILL Oy EARTH
S W Write as at once f n. nriM. uui mm
Trier 13 moner In this mill. Had only by to
JOLIET STROWBRIDCE CO., JoPet, 111.
(General Western Agent for tba CHAMPION
WAOON, Tba Horse irieud.i
uornLB tmm am a.
Bmtk-Ldir 1 clf 1
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