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There are 2,1(10 Sub-Alliances in Georgia. There are 1,525 Sub-Alliances m Kentucky. Tennessee has 92 counties organ ized and 2,588 subordinate Alliances. The Alliance in Caldwell county, Mo., expect to start a paper soon. The Grange has nearly doubled its membership in Ohio in the past six months. Kentucky has organized 15 Coun ty Alliances and 179 Sub-Alliances since August, 1889. The Smithville, Maryland, Alli ance has completed their new hall and the first meeting since its com pletion has just been held. The State Exchange of the South Carolina Alliance has done business to the amount of $50,000 in the two months and a half of its existence. The members of the Alliance in Hunt county, Texas, are going to build a cotton seed oil mill at G reen ville. The one in operation at Wolf City, Texas., is an entire success. Bro, W. W. Holland, State Busi ness Agent for the Kentucky Alli ance, and who is located at Louis ville, declares that the agency is no longer an experiment, it is a decided success. The Pennsylvania Farmer of last week issued a supplement contain ing the names of 1,800 prominent farmers of that State, who ask that the farmers at once take the proper steps to relieve themselves ®f the burdens they are now carrying. On we go! The Farmers' Alliance and Indus trial Union Milling Company, of Washington county, Arkansas, has filed articles of incorporation with the Secretary of .State. The capital stock is $5,500, and the principal office will be at Farmington. To the Editor of The New Farmer: I desire to remind the friends of constitutional revision of the argu ments used and pledges made in the advocacy of the measure in the leg islature and elsewhere, that it was a measure of economy, as well as effi ciency, that the present constitution permitted too much expansion and extravagance; too much style and red tape; too much one-man power; too much ring and everything else that, was had, and that bv framing a new constitution we would elimi nate all these things and give the people of the grand old State of Mississippi a system of real, sure enough Democratic government without any foolishness about it. So safe and efficient that every man could sit under his own vine and fig tree and none to molest, and so cheap that we would save annually more than the entire cost of the convention and putting its provis ions in operation. Now if these pledges are not made good, look out for squalls. It will be a sorry day for many a poor fellow with the of ficial bee buzzing about his ears, liest assured it is no breakfast job. It will require work, earnest, hard persistent work. Hew to the line, let the chips fly as they may. Some things must be got out of the way, some people may have their .serenity disturbed as Bill Arp would say. There is no way of reducing expenses to any great extent with out unloading some of our expen sive institutions,consolidating courts or abolishing some of them, dispen sing with superfluous officers and re ducing salaries, and since the con vention has been ordered, we see er hear but little said about anything but the suffrage question, the one thing of all that we can do the least with, and these other matters of which we have entire control and can fix as we see proper are almost entirely ignored. Let our people speak out on these questions in terms that can't be misunderstood or as sure as fate we will have a more expensive govern ment than we have had heretofore. There is no doubt as to where the masses of our white people stand, the hardy yeomanry of the country, who produce the wealth that keeps the machinery of State and every thing else moving, but we all know how it is, the few self-constituted exponents of public opinion gener ally get their schemes through. Truly yours, T. M. Griffin. To the Editor of The New Farmer: I herewith inclose you resolution adopted by Oakly alliance,.No. 1376, on April 29th, which 1 am request ed to forward to you for publica tion: Resolved, That we request our Representative in Congress to use his Influence in trying to secure the passage of Senate Bill introduced by Senator Vance and known as the sub-treasury bill, and House bill in troduced by Repiesentative Pickier and known as the silver hill, and that we favor the passage of all the bills so far passed upon and recom mended favorably by the Legislative Committee of the National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union of America. T. L. Mason, Secretary. R. G. Wrenn, President. Growth of tlie Alliance. The New York Press has been do ing some Alliance work lately. That is, its correspondents in the east, west, north and south, were instructed to send in reports of the relative strength of the Alliances in the different States, and the re ault has been a surprise to the Press, and its probable future influ ence upon the country is made the basis of lengthy editorial comment. The Press thinks that the growth of the Alliance in the last six months, from its small beginning in Kansas, is startling and has grave political significance, it says : "Take the census of 1880. Out of 14,744,942 males of all ages en gaged in various occupations, 7,055, 983, or almost one-half, were pur suing agriculture as an avocation. This is, therefore, the largest single element of our voting population. "The compact union of all the farmers of the country in a politic al organization would overthrow all other parties, because it would be impossible to combine the other el ements and classes solidly against them. The general character of the farmers of the country makes it cer tain that they have the independ ence, tenacity of purpose and integ rity to stand together. The labor unions will not bear comparison with the Fanners' Alliance, because in the unions are gathered mostly men who labor by the day and live from liand to mouth. The farmer is self-supporting—a sovereign of the soil, dependent only on his own exertions. "We shall watch the Farmers' Al liance with the interest that it chal lenges us the latest, greatest, and possibly the most formidable force in American politics." The Farmers' Alliance, however, cannot he classed with political or ganizations. It may be said that it is and is not political ; Alliancemen everywhere repudiate politics as the object of the order; but it certainly wields a great political influence, which will be felt throughout the country, and will work to the bene fit of the farmer, utterance to one sentiment ■ that could be construed politically, an organization with a million mem bers at once becomes a powerful fac tor in the politics of the country, and is a menace to those who would work against its legitimate interests; and so the banners' Alliance, if, in deed, it took no active interest in political affairs, would still have influence that would give direction to legislation, and secure such con cessions in matters where the farm ers' interests were at stake as they might desire. The farmers know what they are Without giving an about. They will do the very best for themselves and for the whole country.—Atlanta Constitution, Hinds County Alliance. The Committee appointed at the last regular meeting made its report to a called session held in Raymond. The following is the report: Mr. President—T he committee on constitutional convention have not had opportunity, within the brief time allowed, to consider the whole range of subjects, which will necessarily demand the attention of the convention, and^have omitted numerous matters which otherwise would have been considered. They have, however, prepared the follow ing report on the subjects therein mentioned, and beg leave respectful ly to ask its adoption : The following qualifications should be prescribed for the voter: Two years residence in the state and county, and iu the precinct one year E revionsly to the election at which e offers to vote. He shall have paid his poll tax, and the evidence of his qualification shall be the ex hibition of his receipt for its pay ment for the previous year in which he offers to vote. The governorshall hold his office for the term of four years, and shall not be eligible to two terms in suc The same condition as to cession. length of term and eligibility should be prescribed for the office of state treasurer. The granting of pardons before conviction should be prohibited. A board of pardons should be created and the governor should be required at each session of the legislature to communicate to that body each case of reprieve, commutation, and par don granted, and the evidence and reasons for granting the same. The governor should have power to disapprove any item in a bill making appropriation# of money and signing such items as he ap proves, the items disapproved to he null and void, unless passed overthe veto by the usual three-fourths of both houses; the vote to be taken by yea and nay. The legislature ahold be required to pass laws regulating the system of trial by jury so as to assure its in tegrity and capacity. The office of lieutenant-governor should be abolished. The terms of all county officers should be fixed at two years, and they should be ineligible for more than two terms in succession. In the appropriation of money for schools and for charitable and other public institutions the organ ' law should explicitly prescribe separate should be provided forthe white and colored races, and impartial provis ion should be made for both. No money should he appropriated by the legislature for any institu tion not under the absolute control ic accommodations that of the state. In the public schools, the school age should be from 6 to IS years. In the matter of taxation the committee recommend that an ab solute and unavoidable rule of ac tum should be laid down for the leg islature, requiring that its burdens shall be imposed equally upon cor porations for pecuniary profit and individuals; that all real and person al property of corporations and in- I dividuals shall be taxed according to , the just value thereof by the same methods, and that in all cases a uni form rule for the collection of taxes shall be enforced. The committee have not reached a conclusion on the question of sub- : mitting the constitution for ratifica tion, and recommend that it be re -1 ferred to the constitutional conven-1 i tion. The United States Has never yet had a government for the people. It never will so long as men open thier j ears to the lull of the demagogue, | and close them with asphalt to the I plaints of their families. Between the consolidated, English controlled liquor interests, and the solid na tional bank, usury-sustaining inter ests working together, these clam shells of capital hold the laborele ment of this country in a parenthe sis, robbing it each year of all it earns. The salvation of American farm ers is going to depend upon their ability to find some system of co operation, feasible for the general adoption of farmers in their regular pursuit, as well as in their financial and commercial operations. For this reason, and because so few far mers appreciate at all the real mer its of this system, we shall at the risk of being monotonous continue to discuss this subject. STORY OF V BLACK BASS. An Interstate Fishing Experience That. :» New York Artist Once Had. , A few years ago I was spending the | summer iu Delaware valley. I went j out bass fishing one clay, accompanied I by a local fisherman as guide, boat was lloating slowly down the stream, when, as we neared a rock in the middle of the river, I had a strike on one of my hooks, and the next sec ond a big bass sprang out of the water at the end of my line, lie \ya.s well hooked, and began a desperate light. We floated on past the rock, the bass fighting so that it was necessary to keep the boat going down stream, when suddenly the guide seized the oars and began pulling up stream with all his might. "Hold on!" I shoutod. "Lot her float !" "But we've got into Jersey!" lie re plied. "We're in Jersey, a>nd it's against the law to fish there for two weeks yet I" I thought the man was going crazy, hut I ordered him to quit rowing, for I wanted to kill the big bass. He obeyed with a growl, and said that, if Constable Van Kay saw us it would be a dear bass to nie as wçll as to himself. In the meantime the bass was makin a noble fight, and the first thiur I knew another bass seized a hook on tue leader, and I had two to look out for. The second was a small ohe, but he was a fighter, and I had all I could do handle them, the guide was so stub born. We had caught a turn in the current fifty feet or so below the rook, and the boat floated off towaM the west shore of the river. That was jnst tlie direction that 1 wanted at that time, bat we hadn't gone ten fe«t be fore the guide grabbed the oars again and went to pulling up stream with ali hi* might. "Drop pie oars!" I yelled, madder than a bull. "Do you want trie to lose these fleh ?" "Bubwe're iu Pennsylvauy !" whined the natjyj. "There hain't no place where it'll go so hard with us for breakin' the game laws as it will in Petmsylvany, and it'll tie three weeks vit before you can fleh for bass in Pennsvlvany !" 1 then made up my mind tl»at the guide was surely a little off, but just then both bass shot up stream, and I shouted to him to pull up stream as faet a* he could. He did it with • will, and as he pull«] the boat up paefc the rock x look of relief »am« over his face. Our ! \ to "Now. ws'ie ali right," he said. "We're back in New York agin, where it bain't against the law to catch bass." The fish were now pretty well _ out. I reeled them in, but just as they came within reach of the landing net the big one turned and gave a desper ate lunge. The leader ftuupped iu two and nway went the large fish. The small one was above the break and I got him in, but I would have thrown him back again if my guide hadn't just then exclaimed: "Well, there! That's the first time I ever knew a fish to 1x3 hooked in New York state, and (it all the way across New Jersey and Pennsylvany back into New York done ag'in in one while!" Then I learned forthe first time that where I started in fishing- was where the three states come together at :i flioint in the river, and 1 had fought the hass over all three of thorn. In stead of throwing the little bass away I thought the novelty of his capture warranted me in keeping him. and I had him mounted as a memento of my interstate piscatorial experience. —New York San. sd in! That won't be Advertise iu The New b armer. your Offical Organ, and is the only paper in the State wholly de THE NEW FARMER If you wish to be true to yourself and the or voted to your interest, ganization, you must have The New Farmer. BIG - PAY - FOR - LITTLE - WORK. Now is the time to do good for your neighbor and yourself by get ting up a Club for The New Farmer. 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