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W. A. Andruson,
y Hunt Cotmiy Alliance.
I x., April 7. 1nS.
o tiro chronic grumblers, but
jo tint irruintile about Cheat
ouie, for it is evea better than
URCUJlYi-1 desire to Mi'iriut
- r 0 - - w
yontriijuior n tiling that has
em-red to iixiiy others of your
! to myself. Let cvory
f lito his or hr cuniiiuiilcatlon
(ho postoflloe from which thiy
jiho county. It li somotiuios a
kmsidcralilo tntcroat to exactly
uiniiior; and the place given li
bring Crock," 'Willow Uole,'
juou or mo state In not dcslg
much or tho Interest to the or"
; is lost. Yours,
Jixas, April 2.
ahe address of Peter D. Tolls,
cd Miss Jeraiiliue Litchlield o(
I J. M. Hn.rttETii,
t. crnon, Franklin Co., Tex.
hbutb or nK.iiw. '
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vus i pmxl olirbitl-tii mother and
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uihib children tn mourn their
vVi ' '' com.
f-rti 6, 'hS.
tf. Paw-win rien.WA.4 t.i.
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I - OR STOLEN.
ll 5' (connected! n
''?. iiii " T'vsry
on '' " "rally rewarded.
, SHlio, Coryell conn.
hilu ?,nn left ..ou'.Iit
iA I mo w'" !"'
n cvir.niy, IVxm,
iltn rrmt In fue. rlrtl
thy could realize ineir prenent condition!
Sup.oo we could liiiprefu upon the mind
ol every furmcr tlm con, lift, r ...
... . . lIui iritis.
iutlon and the rnllra.d Kytem; why, 1 1,.
vmwmify would lie nroused to HUe.li
'i extent Hint the fortucoui!nS eloctlon
day would be ularming, such luterost being
manllentcd, whii h has heretofore been ly
We have been seemed nr iliari,,,ii..
demoeratie party by men who till varloin
i1"""8- "" ut Irlendly to our order,
wiiile in our eflbrle to or-anizo. And while
wo grow and Btrcnuthen mv nu-n
tion teache mo the more we are accused of
ana tuo more forcd at any ilmu we may
act rcgurdina our interent.
nttho ballot-box, then we are fit subject
eiiticsiii uy tno "white people," as they
aH iini) the prlvllee-fi t lnir ...,i -ii
I sonietunes wish they would ttfl.-ct and
catch ou. We are not the uttucklng party;
we are the horse that has been caught,
...u 6,ri, roue, poorly ri.d and rode again.
Nut now wo have broken the bridle, but
till wear the tmlJIo and Its mark.
Now, Mr. Editor, if we stand like men at
tho ballot-box wo can get clear of that sad
die, as the rider can no more rido. 8ome
tell us that a farmer ts not capablo oi itiak
ln;j a speech In tho legislative balls. How
we are not niter big speeches, but Want a
man who knows how to Vote on eorinin
L. W. Belcher lectured our order a few
daya ago and rovived us up. ns wo had be
come a litUo slow. We would love to have
inch a man as Bro. Belcher In our rauks all
tho time. Wo have a good president. He
Is always punctu.il and ciicotiruglug, and
etaud over ready to defend our order and
There are ton or twelve ol our ordor tak.
lug Tub JUkrcuht, for whlc t jo order
has lurulshrd money from the treasury to
end tho paper to a part or that uuml.or
and I think that in aU Ai'.unces where a
little money has accumulated they should
do the same way. Lot U bo said that we
do all we can to send out Thk AIkbcurt.
iUy It live always and never die.
Editor Mkrcuky; liccauso no letiers
appear In your paper from thl. l'nu,olSCo
Alllnuco, you need not think that wo are
either dead or deeping-, but, on the co.itra
ry, wo arc ailvo to the Interi m i.r n,
crnnd the Fanners Alliance principles!
Our Alliance numbers about (my, niid of
that number we know of no drones, hunt
im.-. a .of wo unpo they will hecomo
converted to their onu lnii.rf..t .n,i
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Interest ol other.
Mr. Editor, I might go on and wnto a
long lettor cursing monopolies and rcltera.
ting something that has been wilnu, hut
this I see no sound Judgment lu. Wo all
admit tliat there are monopolies and tint
farmoia aro deproMcd, but let thctn movo
ou In a mysterious way, corrylng out the
tnitlu they bold to and abtinlug as little as
We do desire to offer thanks to the broth,
ren of Lycca county who have been send.
Ing us cotton iced. If you ever get In tho
wnio condition, (which, we hope you oeTor
will), we will certaluly repiy.
, tethers and iUt.
.. v u; f.udy our ctWrtatw
esu, for j ou may be certain that those mo
nopollats and bankers, "satraps" and nomi
nal representative ot ours will try to do
nothing for us, but will try to do ovcry.
Umig against us If they see tho Interest of
tho banker, monopolist, trust or land-grab,
her Is la any danger or belug Interfered
with by any honest law-maker at Washing
ton or nt Austin.
I would uggc8t to my brethren, and to
U bonest men, to keep their eyes open
when tho candidates announce tlicuisolvcs
and know that they nro honest and quail,
fled to fill the office boloro you vote for
them; and above all, exact a promise from
them tut they will study aud advance the
interest or tho fanner aud aU other tollers
aud producers. Youi,
J.NO. V. Folah.
Ljima Vista Alliance.
Practical Buereatioua On An Important
Editor Uzrcury: -By year, of expo
rlenoeln teaching and a practical knowl
edgoot all expends Incidental to school
patronc.thoundorslgned are Impelled to
uggciit through tho columns ot our organ
b Plan by which one of the most onerous
and unnoccssarlly excessive burdens upon
the educational interests of the publlo In
gcuoral and the Alliance lu particular
may be considerably llgbtonod. '
The plan wo would suggest Is an clobora
t on on the Idea, as already originated by
tho Alliance of furnishing to the order, at
bout their actual worth, a.sorles of school
text bonks. It is patent to every one who
feels sulllclcnt concern to investigate, that
tho standard school books now in use are
old at prices extravagantly exorbitant
compared with price of production. Pub
lishers and dealers assign in Justification
the two reasons for high prices, first, that
on authors known ability and reputation en.
titles hla to cxtr pay for bis production,
whlchlsofcourie taxed on the book; and
second, that the yarlod preferences ol teach
era snd committles as to tbe several series
of book, requires tho denlor to keep in
stock such varied acsortmcnt that to com
pcumile for outlay or money lu purchase
ho must rem an extra per ccntage on
each book hold.
Wo si;bnilt that the following sugge.
ttons carried Into effect would cllmlnato at
leadt the o two factors lu tho Ileal cost or
tho book end alto nerhnni a il.lf.l i.. ,i..
the profit of tho rctiill dealer. Tho 'several
publishing houses of the country aro
making Mrcuttous crtbrtsto tecum adoption
by touuKcs of tuolr special text books fur
a teim ot years, and U the. Alllanco should
delay uvx Ing lu the matter it umi-w.
that evry county in tho stato will bo short
ly conii.mtca to ttiesj soveml lint.iui.i..
concerns Publishers have tho support or
dealers Tm antl-Alllancc clement gcuoral.
ly, and of, most teachers not conncctp.l win.
Our sui'cettlnns arn. flp.f i .. , .
m r --. .ui. uiu ooaru
of mansirs of the Publlbhlng llouso call a
n of tho toachora hplnmrlnn
Alliance in eacU congrenstoual dliri,.n,.
the state, nt somo polut In their rMnenilv
district ahd aslffn to each alutriot
i .V . MV,,(1
partlcula brnnoh called for In tho publio
nooi iaw, witn me request that they com
pllo tileAUinnre text book on that
wce u Uwuu 16 maj -anf iiu' U the
Constitution. I simply call attention to Itt
luconsfdtency, but want to say that lu my
opinion It is uuworthy or patronage ou ac
count or tho aid it gives to one of the great
est swindlers now tolerated In the whole
country, the Louisiana lottery. But there
i big money In It and what carea the Con
stltution that its readers are being educated
to tbe Idea of taking chances of drawing
prlKes and gotting something ror nothing,
and so spending hundreds or thousands of
dollars on that nnmraolh swindle? ot con
tont with this, it has Inaugurated one or lu
own says It is not a lottery, only dividing
profits with patrons. The Constitution
knows bolter, and everybody ought to know
that this sdieme, as well as the bean battles
or other papors, has but one object, to make
money; but ono result, the demoralization
or the rubllc conscience on the subject oi
getting money by cliauoc. The animus of
the whulo thing is tho same, is but a game
or chance. The professional gambler takes
his on tho throw or a card or dice, aud
thoso ou the result or a guess on tho draw
oranuiubor. Away with such hypocraoyt
down with such paper.! and up with better
hne,!- M. F. ItOS9R,
Leesbury, April 7. 1888.
Smith County. -
Editor JiKiicunYt-Enclosed find one
dollar to pay for Tuk JIeiicurt for what
time it will pay. Mend lo W. B. Campbell
Mount Hylvan. Smith couuty, Texas. We
earaol allord lo do without the dear de
Tender or our rights.
ThuAlll inco la undergoing a dearth In
some recullar localities, whero certain
rings, professions and tricksters have the
aHcenduney. When it Is impossible (or any
siib-AUIaneo to live aud prosper, from any
r the. above eaunes, let them dlmlt and
Join somo live working Alliance, whero
they will bo hotter prepared to bear the
opposition, and often tho vi-.uperatlon that
Is so unjustly heaped upon them. Alllauce
men and woimm, bo up and doing, recruit
ing your ranks, lor the material you fall to
get as members will bo used by our oppo
nents lo uiako more capital, more corpora
lions, more syndicates to consume us and
our ellects. Who can sfford to be a slug,
gard in the great battle for home aud
rightsr Who or us can fight the battle of
life singly against organized rings aud cor
porations which affront us from
or Importance lu our beloved country. Ai
uio uaiuo against us is by organuod effort
so will wo, dear brothers aud (slHem, oon
tlnuo a unit for proteotion to ourselves and
to posterity. Who Is able to estimate the
amoimt of good already accomplished by
tbe dear old Alllauce organization. Its
good etlceli aro visible all along the lino,
from tho Pad Uo slope on tho west to the
Atlaiitla on fbn nnni. I..... ii'i........
k - ..vii, 1, ISIHIIIHId on
rnorth to tbe gulf on tho south. Wlicfo Is
tno brother who has made a good member
for two years, or loss, who is not ready
with upl rtcd hands lo say, "ily all the
sons of toll In this fair laud Join with ns In
thq crusado against oppressions which
would havo bound ui and our children lu a
worse slavery than that which bound the
African slaves. Fraternally, '
Smith County Business Agent.'
Mount Sylvan, Tex., April I.
btDorut fit,.,-Jutt monopolies' and -iiigV.
trolght charges are dotrlmantiil to the pro
ducing classes In America. But I Will Join
your correspondents this far, 1 am wlltlnj
as a domoorut to lay that I will attend my
precinct and county or stato convonUona
and do all I can to prevent having for a
noiuluee a man not strictly honest and not
in sympathy with the producing Interest or 1
our country, I am willing to make a tight
agalust Village goods-box whlulora, bar
room ward drummoM or tho eity and th
standing candidate ror any oflluo he cau got.
I am willing to apply tho priming knife
liberally in the party, but as a body lot us
steer clear or the aw fid vortex, the yawn
ing and unfathomable gulf or polities. I
know that we need national and stato legla
lation. For twenty-live years nearly all lea
Nation, both stato aud national, have been
doath-deallug to the man with the hoe. I
know it la wroug, despicable, devilish, bell
born Iniquity ror men to cornor our pork,
cotton, corn, wheat, oats and any other pro-'
ducts or the rarmer. tot the law does
thus ravor. I know that It ts wrong to
band together and put a price through tht
Exchanges and trade boards on onr pro
ducts aud Us transportation. I know that
we are mon groaulug under the colls or the
Python, and that we must have years of fa
vorable legislation to gain the equal rights)
ofovory citizen that is guaranteed to him .
in the federal constitution. But can it be
done by another parly. My Idea Is to make
the fight for good and better men as th
party lcadors,and toaggregateourowneapt
tal, ereot our own exchanges, luanu factor
rles, our banks, and create a monopoly ol
our own, and put a price on our own pro
ducts, to be regulated only upon the law of
upply and dcumiid. Let us live and enjoy
Hie from the proceeds or our labor, and let
the barrmis rustle for their bread and meat
behind tho busluoss end or a restive mule
and forty acres ol laud, following it, in.
Juuotlon of tho scripture, "by the sweat of
mo lace get your grub." Aggregate our
capital and oo-operate lu buslue.s, be hon
est one with tho othor. With unity and har
mony wo aro bound to bring about the de
sired result, elevate the rarmer, make labor
hoiKtrablo and reduce the snob and drbn
to their propor sphere, (sc'ivlngors.) At
tention to our business aud adhoranoeta
our principles, and the lull discharge of
every duty or agoodclUzeu, wlll.iu a llt
tlo 1 1 mo, put us lu prosperity, this wo cant
do lu the cesspools or politics. Therefor
tho admonttlo'i, drop politics a a third
party, but see that good, honest Incorrupt,
able men be solecled to till the balls ol
Texas' new capital, as also of the nation.
' Fraternally, I
Jho. M. CutnoRai. '
Madoleono Placo, Apr., 10, 'w, '
Queen City Tannery.
Farmers will find It to thnlr. Interest t
purchase their leather aud horse Collar's at
oilr factory. .
Walk it r & KniTit. Props.
Eon Worth, TsxJ t
It will pay farmers who visit Fort Wort!
lo stopal the Continental Hotel, corner 16tk
and Calhoun streets, on street car lines.
Iblsbousolsncnly lurnlshed and Is kept
neat sod clean. Free convoyauos Iroiai
depot, Kates sitlsraolory.