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iLLi-. n::;:;:ssr'K.SvruRDAv, april is, i89i,
The railing Farmers of the W
New Orleuns Picayune.
The most radical opinions that have
come to the surface as a result of the
agitation by the Farmers' Alliance
movement appear to have had their
origin in Kansas. There the agricul
tural classes have suffered most and
naturally they are the loudest in'their
demands for relief.
A large portion of Kansas is subject
to drouth to such an extent that a
failure of crops is the rule. An occa
sional fair yield is the exception.
The farmers of that section are the
ones who are swallowed up in an
avalanche of mortgages. In a special
teltgram from Topejka, Kan., to the
Chicago Tribune, we find much in
formation, from which we make ex
tracts. It states that:
The bill passed by the legislature
appropriating $G00,W)0 to purchase
seed wheat for impoverished farmers
in the western part of this State, was
voted for by many of the legislators
under protest. The eastern part of
the State is growing tired of support
ing the west. In that portion of Kan
sas west of the sixth principal merid
ian agriculture has never paid. It
comprises about 30,000 square miles
more than onethird of the State
and is now virtually owned by mort
gage and investment companies.
Unless some successful system of ir
rigation can be discovered, the coun
try must finally be abandoned. The
settlers have no means, and the loan
companies will not furnish any inore
money for improvements. The long
est period of drouth the State has ever
known occurred last summer, and as
a result some 30,000 families which
had struggled along for years in the
hope of a good crop year were com
pletely bankrupted. Those who had
friends in the East who wtuld furnish
them with the money to satisfy the
chattle mortgages on their teams
packed their prarie schooners and left
their 'lJirms to the loan companies.
In this way thousands of acres of land
passed into the possession of the loan
companies, mortgaged for twice their
To offset the parching drouth of
summer, the winter climate is very
severe. There are no forests to fur
nish firewood, and, although there is
coal, it has to be transported for long
distances. From the dispatch men
tioned above we learn :
Many or the smaller tanners were
compelled to burn their furniture and
outhouses, and an emergency bill was
passed instructing the warden of the
State Penitentiary to furnish coal free
of charge, upon the order of the Hail
road Commissioners, from the State
coal mines of Lansing. Following
the appeal for fuel came another for
seed wheat, and the eastern part of
the State, while willing to give assist
ance to relieve immediate suffering
objected. They argued that true
charity would prompt them to make
an appropriation to get the impover
ished western farmers out of the State
It was contended that it was doing
the people an injustice to provide
seed wheat for farmers to experiment
With, when there had been a practi
cal demonstration of the fact that
agriculture could not be successfully
carried on. Mr. Duncan,. the repre
sentative from Labette County, de
clared in a speech that the district
which applied for aid "was only in
tended by God as a habitation for
owls, prairie dogs, and coyotes," and
a number of Senators made similar
In consequence of such a state o
things it results, as the telegram de
clares, that :
The section of the State which had
been the greatest sufferers by drout
have been the most revolutionary in
their ideas concerning the financia
and land legislation. The fear that
loan and investment companies
would foreclose on the farms upon
which mortgages were held and oper
ate them in common, is accountabl
in a large measure for the alien land
ownership bill. Western Kansas li
been populated to a great extent by
land evaporations operating throug
foreign agents. There is litile mono
in circulation. Many of the men
who were instrumental in populating
the State have transferred their affec
tion to different fields. Those who
still retain their land and have devel
oped ;i tenantry have drawn upun
themselves the light of the Alliance.
Non resident aliens own between
1(,0II0 and i20,((i'i square miles of land
in this State more than one-fifth of
the entire acreago of the State. The
tenant system developed has occa
sioned much of the s'rinjrnncv in the
finances in the West.
By the confession of the people of
vansas themselves, there are no
measures which statesmenshm can
evise that are able to give perma
nent relict to the people or the uis-
ressed section of their State. Noth-
ng short of actual abandonment of
le country will accomplish any
ung. There are just such drouth-
tricken, blizzard-blasted regions in
Nebraska, Iowa and the Dakotas.
heir people will eventually be
forced to leave that country.
Strawberries on Half Acre.
Cor. Country Gentleman.
Some of your writers on strawber
ry culture seem to convey the idea
hat to be profitable, new beds must
be planted every year This may be
the case in field culture on a large
scale. But to many it is discouraging
to think the ground must be occupied
and carefully cultivated for two sea
sons to get one crop only. My ex
perience of many years on a small
scale (half an acre) is the reverse, and
cannot see why the area could not
be Increased with the same result.
Any good fertile soil can be well
manured, plowed and harrowed in
he spring, and planted with extra
early potatoes or peas, which can be
got off by the last of July. Without
any additional manure, the ground
can be plowed, harrowed, leveled and
planted during the first two weeks in
August, with strong, stocky straw
berry plants, 1G inches apart, in rows
28 inches apart, with 33 inches be
tween every fourth row for a path for
picking. These plants, if properly
set out, kept free from weeds and all
runners cut, will yield a good paying
crop in June. With the same
care, a full crop will be got the fol-
owing June; and with a favorable
season and the weeds kept down, a
paying crop may be got the third sea
son, but the berries will be smaller.
In order to get strong plants, place
four or five of the first runners from
each one-year-old plant, and lay a
small stone on the vine to keep it in
lace until rooted. Keep all other
runners cut oft. The plants will be
ready to set out the first week in
August. They will be better than
any that can be bought, and will give
as good a crop in June as the much
advertised pot-bound, pot-grown
By uing a steel-tined prong hoe
between the rows and plants, as often
as necessary, they can be kept culti
vated and free from weeds, as easily
as a crop of any vegetable grown in
rows. A good coat of line horse
manure should be scattered between
the plants just before frost, and the
whole bed covered very lightly with
evergreen boughs', leaves and brush,
or corn siaiKs, alter the ground is
As my plants get to be 12 or li
inches in diameter before the fruit is
ripe, I do not find it necessary to
mulch them, the plants nearly cover
ing the ground. Crescent Seedling,
with a few Sharpless to fertilize them
has proved the best with me. Any
variety of feeble growth and liable to
sun-burn will not do as well in single
rows. I can get more quarts of good
berries with less labor from the same
area of single plants than by the
matted-row system. If a bed gets
foul with grass and weeds, it is easier
to plant a new one than to weed it
out. To insure a supply of good fruit
every year, one or more new beds
should be set out each August. Be
ginners having no plants to propagate
from, must buy a few good plants
and set them out early in the spring,
witn goou care, ana allowing no
fruit to form, Or more than one-half
the runners to take root, the rest be
ing cut off, a supply of plants will be
ready to set in August.
J. W. Martens.
Westchester Co., N. Y.
For years the editor of the Burling
ton Junction, (Mo.) Tost, has been
subject to cramp colic or fits of ind
gestion, which prostrated him for
several hours and unfitted him for
business for two or three days. For
the past year he has been usin
uiianiDeriain s uoiic, unoicra ana
Diarrhea Remedy whenever occas
ion required, and it has invariably
given mm prompt renet. 'j.) ana
50 cent bottles for sale by Ritchey
Bostick, McMinnville, Tenn.
White tar is one of the latest in
ventions or discoveries. It will not
become soft under the sun's rays in
any climate, and is expected to be
used largely in calking the deck
seams of line yachts.
For bracing up the nerves, purify
ing the blood and curing sick head
ache and dyspepsia, there is nothing
ciiial to 1 hind's Saraparilla.
Sub-Tribe for tli" St.iaki. Umi.
Wise and Otherwise,
Nearly everything that a man likes
to do is had for him.
One of the hardest things we have
to bear is to see our enemies prosper.
As a rule the person in love is
trying to get $1.51) on an investment
of ft) cents.
A man's idea of a fair woman is
one who will look at the man's side
of the story.
Woman's anchor is her faith in a
good (Joel; man's is his faith in a good
A man is a genius who can say nice
thiugs to two different women with
A man never knows how wicked
tie is until he hears how earnestly
is wife prays for him.
A very selfish man will go off by
imself to laugh and hunt up com
pany when he wants to cry.
Those who say that boys know
nothing about economy never saw
lem when they were using soap.
When a man goes wrong the wo
men are the first to say that it is the
fault of some woman who tempted
The world will never be right un
til people begin to feel as sleepy at
o'clock in the evening as they do at
in the morning.
When a man passes 40 and is not
invited out as much as formerly he
begins to say that the town is not as
gay socially as it used to be.
Who has so little patience with the
crying of a sick baby as a man, and
who makes more fuss and trouble
with his own aches than the same
When a woman falls in love you
can't make her believe that all men
arealike, and when she has been
married ten years you can't make
her believe that they are not.
To Nervons Debilitated Men.
If you will send us your address-
we will mail you our illustrated pam.
phlet explaing all about Dr. Bye's
ueienrateu lUectro-voltaic licit and
Appliances, and their charming ef
fects upon the nervous debilited sys
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store you to vigor, and manhood
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Aided, we will senu you a Belt and
Appliances on a trial
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Mrs, Leland Stanford gives $00,000
a year to charitable objects, and keeps
a number of women employed in
making pretty home decorations for
her Washington and California
Ayer's Cathartic Bills are known
to be the safest, surest and best pur
gative medicine ever offered to the
public. They are mild yet certain in
their effects, give tone and strength
to the stomach, and keeps the sys
tem in a perfectly healthy condition.
band that rocki the cradle is
hand that roles the world.
The influence of a mother, the influence
of a sister, the influence of a wife. The
world feels this influence. It shapes the
destiny of men. For a mother's sake, for
a sister's sake, for a wife's sake a man will
strive to be honorable. He becomes am
bitious. He becomes successful. Happy
the household where the women folks are
cheerful, contented, and happy. How
pitable the home where mother, sister, or
wife lies ill. How grand the remedy that
is suited to the ills of womanhood and that
will restore nervous, sickly, aching, de
spondent women to health and strength.
Such a remedy is Dr. John Hull s barsa
parilla. It is eminently the best remedy
lor the weaknesses and distress incident to
and following a condition of disordered
female functions. It revives, strengthens,
and regulates the feminine constitutipn.
Mrs. Mary F. Wilkinson, Jackson, Tenn.,
"I was a verv healthy woman before my
marriage, but Uiitlug lrom a mlscnrrlage,
luy heulth got to be very bad. My complex
Ion became sallow. I became nervous and
sleepless; 1 grew thin and despondent. My
appetite was ttrklo, and what 1 ate laid like
lead upon my stoniaen. .My iihihik were ir
reizular. and I sutlered much pain. 1 used
prescriptions of sever.il good doctors, but
my ailments Increased. A hearing down
fialn about, my buck and loins seemed as if
t, would kill me. I was subject to frequent
headaches nud bilious attacks, in mm con
dltlon I bean a usn of l'r. Hull's Sarsapa-
rllla. It scorned precisely suited to my
condition. Kvery spoonful seemed 1o go
to the right, snot. I soon showed great U"
Movement, arid my friends rejoiced at my
returning health. 1 used it during the
mouths of March and Aurll. and give it all
the credit for my present enjoyment of llfo
and good health. Ii is a boon to weak and
Nellv Pnvis. Hclcrm. Ark., writes: "TV.
Pull's s.irsHpio illa has improved my health
wonderfully, also greatly improved my
looks. I IihiI eruptions on my skin but they
have disappeared, and 1 was very weak
with no appetite, and nt times sutiered great
pain, but now I feel quite well again.
r '"M;iny!i pale and sickly looking little
child has 'been saved by lis good mother
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