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ALIEN LAND OWNESS. i One Hundred and Fifty Million Acres of American Soil Held by Aliens. We find the following la the Pennsyl vania Farmer, Meadvllle, Pa.: . Over 20,000,000 acres of land in our United States are owned by men holding high official positions In foreign govern menta. Sixty millions of acres are owned by railroads controlled by foreign capital; while private citizens of European coun tries own 70,000,000 acres more. One hundred and fifty million acres ! An area almost four times as large as the great state of Pennsylvania an empire in itself within our own borders, and yet all directly under the control of citizens ' of foreign countries and foreign capital. Much of this land was secured, either di rectly or indirectly,at the minimum price of $125 per acre. Large portions of it are in cultivation in the Mississippi Val ley states, and no in considerable amount in the gulf states and Texas. The men who cultivate this land are tenant farmers, some of them of foreign birth, but many of them are home-born American citizens. American citizens paying tributes from their toil to foreign landlords In some instances to lords and dukes of the British empire. Fathers of the east ! Some of you have sons in the west. They went there with nothing but your best wishes. As they were leaving the home of their childhood you warmly clasped their hands and wished them Godspeed, earnestly hoping and praying that on the plains of the great west they would prosper and find themselves pleasant homes. Some of you, too, had daughters, who with their young husbands sought a home on the prairies. You were not worthy of the name of father if you did not wish them happiness and prosperity. How have these sons and daughters of yours been getting along all these years? Far be yond the Mississippi great cities and busy towns have sprung up almost as if by magic; a railroad crosses through nearly every valley, and they tell us the country is wealthy and prosperous; sure ly your children should have shared In this prosperity. Some of them have; their broad acres, flocks and herds and overflowing granaries testify to the fact and when you return home from a visit to them you call upon your neighbor and in glowing terms tell him of the oppor tunities of the west Others have been less fortunate. They went there with Just as bright hopes, but those hopes have not been realized. There were seasons of severe drouth in which the crops failed to mature; the chinch bug destroyed the wheat; hot winds withered the corn and grasshoppers devoured the green foliage from every living plant Chills and fever and malarial typhoid crept into the family; the husband lost energy; the wife grew thin and pale from constant worry and homesickness; and, too often, the weak and puny child was placed again in the bosom of mother earth not in the family churchyard, but on the desolate homestead, with no mourners but father and mother and the remaining children. Now is this the whole story? Drouths and hot winds, destructive insects and sickness brought expenses without revenue to meet them. The homestead, perhaps not yet proved up, had to be mortgaged to meet these expenses; the extortionate Interest de manded rapidly increased the mortgage even though, a failure of crops shut off all income. There could be but one out come. Your son or your daughter who left you a few years ago full of the vigor of youth and lively with bright anticipa tion had to sink beneath the ever In creasing burden of paury tiat WW bear ing them down. The homestead which Uncle Sam had given them had to go. True, during these years of affliction the Improvements had neither been many nor costly, but it had been a home,never theless. Yet they must leave it it and the little mound in the garden, and whither should they go? Uncle Sam has no more homesteads for them, for he gives but once to any person. There is but one alternative. They must become tenant farmers. English capital has bought large tracts near by. These tracts have been divided into many lots and tenants are wanted. In the places where there should be homes are houses built from the cheapest lum ber mere hovels. There are no barns. A few ctotched poats,a few poles placed in the crotches and a little straw over them, are good enough barns for the tenant of an English landlord, even though the tenant be an American citizen. There are no cribs for the corn or bins for the small grain. Our lord or duke across the water wants the gold for his portion as soon as it is ripe for the market. The American citizen who pays him this tribute must find storage for his portion at his own ex pense or take the first meagre offer for his year's labor. There are no orchards nor fruit gardens. What cares our land lord across the water whether his Ameri can tenant has juicy dishes of fruit upon his table or cot? Corn pone and greasy bacon are good enough for him. And yet your children, who have been driven to the wall by adverse circumstances, without money or credit, and weary and faint hearted, must accept the only op portunlty offered to commence again the battle of life. For years the profits of their labor must go for what? Not .to build up and add to the wealth of your coutry and theirs. Not even to enrich their owtf countrymen, but to increase the wealth of those who would destroy them if they could. It is time every farmer, and not only every farmer, but every true American citizen, should take an interest In this matter. It is time for Americans to understand the situation; time for them to realize that the sending of these trib utes of American labor to English land lords will Just as completely and more surely enslave America than would the taxes of colonial days. As "free citizens" you have a righ to speak and demand a hearing. Of what consequence is your boasted wealth of natural resources If you allow their profite,developed through your labor, to slip from you hands into other, countries? It is time that you should speak. Every Grange, every Al liance, every American clzizen who be lieves in developing the resources ef America for the benefit of her own peo ple, should cry out against this alien landlordism. TIMELY WORDS OF WARNING. To the Editor of Thk Advocatz. In conformity with a sense of duty as a citizen of our fair state and a member of the People's party, I will send forth a word of warning to all upright, patriotlo citizens of Kansas, to be on their guard against the formation of corrupt schemes and methods, designed to pre determine the result of next fairs elec tion in fayor of the Republican party. Recent developments In this county (Ste vens) would indicate that the political pandemonium, so far as this state is con cerned at least, la already astir. Two parcels, one containing $C00, and the other $800, have, we are' Informed from creditable sources, lately arrived in this county under suspicious circumstances. The few Republicans here have never bad any party organization until recently when the met and organized, remaining in council nearly the entire day. ThU county has never had a vote In the leg! lature, but the last apportionment gives it a vote, in the next session. Thii ac counts for the early action of the Repub lican party they will, doubtless, make a powerful effort to carry the sixteen or seventeen counties in the western part of the state, as they will be entitled to a vote next winter. The population is sparse, in these counties, so it will not take as much "grease" to run the "ma chine" out here as it will farther east It is highly probable that the campaign In this state next fall will be the blackest that ever Btalned the annals of the nation. The very air will abound with lies and vllliflcation, and boodle, mountain high, will overshadow every nook and corner of the commonwealth. It will be a time that will try men's souls, and will bring to the surface more corruption than was ever witnessed in Kansas since her foun dation. Respectfully, Agriculturalist. The March Arena. The contents of the March Arena are sufficiently varied to Interest all loven of serious literature. The Rev. Minot J. Savage, the eminent liberal divine of Boston, contributes a remarkable paper on psychical research, giving many thrilling stories for the truth of which he vouches. This paper is as interesting aa fiction, although it Is prepared in the In terest of science. Prof. Joseph Rhodes Buchanan, the well-known author of "New Education," "Therepeutic Sarcog nomy,"and many other notable scien tific and educational works, writes thoughtfully on "Full orbed Education," a paper which should be perused by every parent and teacher in America. Henry Wood contributes a paper of great ability and interest, entitled "Revelation through Nature." Gen. J. B. Weaver writes on "The Threefold Contention of Industry." Hamlin Garland describes In his graphic manner the Farmers' Al liance members of the present Congress. This paper is accompanied by nine pho togravures. Hon. Walter Clark, LL. D., Assooiate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, furnishes a masterly argument In favor of governmental con trol of the telegraph and telephone. William Q. Judge, of New York, who stands at the head of the Theosophlcal movemeut in America, answers Moncure D. Conway's recent article on "Madame Blavatsky at Adyar." Charles Schroder institutes a comparison between Chris tianity and Buddhism, showing wherein the former religion Is superior to the be lief of the East Indians. Nellie Booth Simmons' "Battle Hymn of Labor," which occupies four pages, is one of the beet poems of the month, reminding one of Lowell's "Crisis," and also of some of Whlttler's fervid lines written during the anti-slavery agitation. Miss Will Allen Dromgoole contributes a story of East Tennessee, entitled "The War of the Roses." It will doubtless rival "Fid dling His Way to Fame" in popularity. The editor discusses "The Dead Sea of the Nineteenth Century," a thoughtful paper on the Increasing misery of the very poor In our great cities. From the above it will be seen that the March Arena is an exceedingly strong and bril liant Issue of this vigorous review. No magazine of the present day publishes eo many striking and thought-inspiring ar ticles as the Arena. mwimwm rim at vnca lor our hki pvriai guirm lu oilier to have our new ntylea ..' inirouuomi q'jICK.y a . we (re otT.riiiir (or ' llaaltrd lima ourJ lunoua I'lanoaaiiu i Organs at price i that will anion lull 'you. TtaaUiklt4.V Pwaoa for aalv Hand- 190 UrvnroralvM. hmpptnl direct from . ina irouvt ta your noma ana guaraa-' f ror iu year, w ru la-aajr. DEATTY PIANO and ORGAN CO. WASHINGTON, NCW JCMCT, U.S.A. i r i nil lU I HLF.8L 1 ij null Irwin. 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