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Farmers1 Union.
Bj Farias' Union I'm. Co.
At & receut meeting of the Xew
York reform club, a letter was ro.nl
from Ex-l'rcBkJcnt Cleveland, in
which he took strong grounds r.uinst
the free coinage of silver. During
Cleveland's atliniiiistrution the gohl
bugs were favored as urndi or mare
than had been the ease under any
Republican al Sinistra t ion and while
his late declaration on the subject is
In accord with the policy he penmcd
while in power, it will be the means
of estranging the member of the
Democratic party in the west and
largely in the south, should he be the
Democratic standard bsaror in S9'2.
from that part v. Just what effect
Cleveland's stand in this matter will
make with the Democratic Senators
and Congressmen, who pretend to
favor an increase in the volume of
the circulating medium, remains to
to be seen. But the Democratic
party must get together in its advoca
cy of free coinage of silver r go
down in defeat
The farmers' alliance, of Kansas,
has presented a bill to the legislature
f that state, which provides that no
railroad company shall charge or re
ceive a rate in excess or 2 ceal3 xt
mile for transportation of any pas
senger of 12 years of age, nor in ex
cess of oae-hdf that sun per
for any passenger of 12 years or tin ler.
The bill will undoubtedly pass the
house audthe senate will havct o puss il
or there will be a majority of alliance
men in that body after t!iu next leg
islative election. The fight U ou for
a decrease of passenger and freight
rates, not only in Kansas, bat in
every state in the great west and
A long article from the Centerville,
(la.) Citizen is re-peblishcd in this
issue. The Citizen is Ilcpablican,
but its editor is daep nnd advanced
thinker and sees the want of u law
similar to Stanford's loan bill. All
justice loving neii are arranging
thmselve fl lha side of the people
and it is safe to say that measure is
a "go."
- Rev. J. II. Kyle, the alliance can
; d'ulate for V. S. Senator in South Da
kota, was elected to that position by
the legislature of that state Monday.
Mr. Kyle is the third senator the alli
ance have elected. That organiza
tion will have a hearing some of th
days from
the highest
According to tho War department,
in c.tse of any difficulty, Missouri
could put 35!),000 first class soldiers
in the field. The total vote of Missouri
is525,000, so that if nc;co3ny, it could
organize even a grater ar:nr.
The latest statistics on the subject
say th? number of Indians in the
Vnited States who can re-id English
is stated to be over "300; the num
ber who can reul Indian languages
is over WyOOffi.
Two illustrious characters have
gone off the stage of action Hen.
W. L. Sherman and Admiral Porter,
tire past week. They were among
the most prominent men made by the
lute rebellion.
Senior Hearst of California ?s a
native of Missouri, and is probadly
the only man which this staae ever
produced who has been able toaccum
ulate 20 million dollars.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch charges
the whitewash gi ven Noland embezzle
ment to the Farmers' Alliance. The;
Post-Dispatch is a humorist l wiper,
which is second to none.
Of the thirteen Alliance members
elected to congress last fall five are
from Kansas, ("leorgia sends three,
Nebraska two, Minnesota one and
South Carolina one.
The Alliance seems to be getting
a footing down in Oklahoma.
The Kirksvillc
band has beet; re-
If the Ainericau press and people
would wast less time and sympa
thy for the Ilussisn Jews, and devote
more energy toward bettering the
condition of the American pauper,
they would not only enforce the old
adage that "charity begins at homo,"
but would find pknty to do and that
at once. All Utis gusk over foreigners
in distress fs mftdo more 6ickening
if a closer look is given to home
surrounding, if the American people
take care oftheir own poor first, it will
require the greater part of their spare
time; they will have no tima to attend
to the business of other nations.
We assert that the present financial
system is down-right robbery, and
that it will sooner or later make sla
ves of every wclth producer in this
countiy. The fight i3 on us let us
make it red hot Those who arc willing
to submit to- this legalized system of
robbery should not attend our meet
ings and call tlierasclvs union men.
Kentucky State Union.
It has been suggested in many of
the counties in Missouri, that the
officers Rive one days' salery to the
home for ex-Confederates. The state
officers from governor down, set the
example. '
The Missouri state militia is com
posed of 154 commissioned officers,
400 noncommissioned ofllcers. II mu
sicians and privates.
' Stanford's 2 Per Cent. Loan.
A great majority of those who ex
press themselves on the financial
tiuestieii seem to have arrived at th
conclusion that the present .system is
perfect, or at least that is the direction
in which all their argument leads.
For it is invariably the case when any
change is proposed Hit whole r.iiuv
of financiers or those who imagine
thcmselveto be the fountian of knowl
edge on financial iinvslioiis pounce
down upon the intruder of the old
methods of doing business and an
swer all the arguments brought for
ward in support of the proposed
changes by one swoop of the tongue
or pen. Namely: By calling the un
fortunate individual a crank and the
scheme proposed both dai gcrotis and
visionary. As a rule this class of
reasoning on the part of those who
belicv hi the present system, is stilli
cicnt to defeat any and all efforts of
those who clamor for the change;
but the stand recently taken by Sen
ator Stanford of California, in favor
of a two percent loan by the govern
ment to the owners of real estate is
likely to lead to a revolution in the
.old time methods cf doing business.
Mr. Stanford's position ss the highest
national representative of a great,
together with his strong personal
following in the United States senate,
a body in which he has long been an
honored member, makes it impossible
for those who oppose hhu to silence
his voice and vote by calling him a
crank, nor can he be silenced by the
old time cry used against so many
advocates of financial reform that he
is a failure in the deparment lie seeks
U ;eforra. Because the California
Senator has made a liuaucial success
and has to his credit to-dav an esti-ni:-.tcd
fortune of $:;o.OjO.V)(fl.
The object of Senator Stanford in
proposing his 2 percent, loan by the
government to the farmers," says the
livening Chicago Journal, "is to car
ry favor with the grangers, and gain
their suppoit in the presidential con
test of 1602, or to stale the case in
plain English Stanford wants to be
pesident of the United States, and he
expects his 2 per cent, government
loan issue to carry him triumphantly
into the White House." Thus it will
be seen that from whatever source,
comes a proposition to change the
present financial methods, charges of
some kind will be tramned m bv
tv!.,. I .HnvD tu ...-,- .,.;!,., il
with the pwscnt system. But the
peopl are beginning to think for
themselves a little and the truth is
dawning slowly upon them that call
ing a man a crank, or publishing the
fact that he has failed in some of his
undertakings, or announcing that he
is a demagogue and an office seeker
is not answer'.:! ins argument, nor
are such charges sufficient of them
selves to induce the public to con
demn without further investigation
she reforms they advocate or the
thanges they propose.
No. Those who oppose the Stan
ford scheme of loaning money on
real estate at a low rate of interest
must answer the arguments in its
favor in a clear, candid and logical
manner. The fanners are not ask
ing for any legislation in their favor
that would be ruinous to the busi
ness interests of the country, but
when a measure is proposed seeming
ly in their favor they ask for it fair
treatment from the opposition. All
those who oppose the 2 per cent, loan
bill are very careful to keep in the
background the eauses which lead ti
its in! rod net ion in congress; it was
tin re shown by stattcties that many
farms in all parts of the country
were heavily mortgaged at an aver
aged rate f 8 per cent, and at the
present rate of living, taxes, and the
price of farm products that the agri
cultural industry could not stand
such a drainage and that the result
of such ruinous rates of interest
would certainly in a short time cause
the land to be owned 1 y syndicates
nnd monied corporations; that this
state of affairs would be detrimental
notenlyto the farmers but the gen
eral interests of the public, and that
it would be the part of wise states
manship to adopt some measure of
relief that would prevent the lands
in question from thus changing hands.
The government having a large sur
plus and unlimited credit, and hav
ing at different times aided the Wall
Street speculators in various ways,
when they become tore pressed, an I
panic, and ruin stared them in the
face, and having loaned millions of
the surplus to the national bankers
without interest the farmers very
naturally conclude that a little legis
lation in their favor would not be out
of order. In a line with 6tich a policy
toward the farmers on the part of
the government Senator Stanford
has introduced Lis 2 per cent, bill; it
may be that the object ho has in
view by so doing is the. presidency.
and the Evening Journal and those
who oppose him may be correct in '
denouncing him as a humbug and a
demagogue; yet the fact must not be
lost sight of that the measure he is
now advocating must be judged upon
hi merits. Is such a measure prac
ticable? Would it save the mortgag
ed homes? Would it serve to keep
the land in the hands of the tillers ot
the soil and out of the reach of
greedy and soulless corporation-.
These arc. the questions involved in
the discussion of the Stanford 2 per
cest. loan bill, ami the Citizen trusts
taut t!ts who take part in the con
troversy will confine themselves to
the issue involved.
In order to show how unfair not
to say dishonest are hoe who op
pose the government loan to farmers
we have only to refer to their line of
argument. In the article already re
ferred to the Journal says, that the
farmers who are clamoring for the
Stanford law have only to refer to
history to be informed of the fate of
those- who. vesort to the use of fiat
inorx-r, that during the present year
the system has been tested in one of
the South American republics and it
has involved the whole country in
geueral ruin. Such arguments would
be conclusive if true, but the system
or law proposed by Senator Stanford
has never lecn tested in any country.
The South American bubble referred
to by the Journal had no similarity
whatever in business methods, or
commercial responsibilities to the
Stanford system, besides there is
nothing in the- Stanford bill that can
lie construct! into meaning fiat money.
. Agaiu would such a bill if crystal
ized into law place such additional
the government
as to impoverish its credit? Let us
compare notes before answering this
question. By reference to th; late
census report we find that tlm total
amount ot mortgage indebtedness of
the entiru country reaches the sum
of $S5(t.O(K),000; that the annual pay
ment of interest on this .sum would
be about $r!i,r)0(),00t). Now it is un
reasonable to suppose that the gov
ernment could not asstune tins entire
indebtedness both principal and in
terest if it was thought expedient for
it to do so? It most certainly could
and not iinpare its credit for this en
tire amount added to the present
national debt would not equal the
debt in 1879, when specie payment
was resumed; nor would the debt
and interest be more than one hair
what it was at the close of the war.
So it will be seen by referring to the
statieiies that those who claim the 2
per cent loan as visionary and impos
sible not only underrate the power
and capabilities of the government,
to assume the mortgage on farms,
his bill only provides for a loan to
the fanners to a lower rate of interest.
Money thus used it seems tons would
be equally as productive of good as
that paid out for War, H'ver and
Ilarltor bills and the raising of judge's
and congressmen's salaries. Center
ville (la.) Citizen.
It is strange how many countrymen
who have a particular trade prefer to
go :thout work, and consequently
without money, rather than do any
job" which they consider a little be
neath them. It costs so little to live
that a few weeks, more or less, of
idleness, seems to make no difference
to these high spirited workmen.
A lady who had a summer home
in a little town in Northern New Ham
pshire found the greatest diiiiculty
in getting anybody to d ) "odd jobs'
about the premises.
"Why, 1 never can tell," she confid
ed to a friend, "whether they will
be willing to do what I nik,
or whether they'll consider that
I've insulted tlu-m."
She had a near neighbor whojc Inn
band was a "ne'er-do-well." He vras
a carpenter by trade, but, had long
ago ceased to exercise his proficiency
in that direction, owing, perhaps, to
a lack of demand for his work, lie
was ouite hapin-. app irea
h', tn tilt JJ
T 1 -
hi side porch most of the da. 5m ok
in a pipe, though he eccasiru.iily
did a little hoeing.
There was a half-dilapidated arbor
on tiie city woman's place' which,
after unsuccessful attempts to cover
it with vines, she decided to have pull
ed down. Seeing Mr. I , the car
penter, seated with hi.; pipe, as usual,
she plucked up courage to step across
the road to proffer her request. Be
fore she reached the house the man
had vanished, but his wife answered
her knock.
"Well I don't know as he'd feci
like 'aoing, it," she said, doubtfully,
in answer to the question wither Mr.
I would be willing to come over
and pull down the arbor, if he wasn.t
busy that morning.
-1,11 go and see," she added. "Per
haps he might."
In a moment she came back, and
said, with more firmness, "No'm, he
savs he can.t do it, itaiirt in his line
;e says, ana no uon i teei inai ne can
.-pare the time to be doia' things like
that? '
The insurance business of the coun
try life and fire is in the aggregate
immense. The whole capital invol
ved is estimated at$l,."!)(t.0i)0,00l,au I
the risks amount to over $10,000,000,
OtiO. The profits on the insurance
business, especially on life insurant.'',
are fabulous. The presidents of the
leading life insurance companies have
salaries ranging from $23,000 to $100,
000 a year. They all mantain gener
al agencies in the principal cities and
support an immense army of canvas
sing agents. The agsnts' commission
absorbs over 50 per cent, of the pre
miums on all new business and about
10 per cent of subsequent premiums.
Hits is an enormous waste which
might be saved if the various State
governments and the National Gov
ernment would establish insurance
bureaus as has been done in some
KuropoRu countries. Such a plan
would enable the people to get insur
ance at cost, and insurance that would
not fail them when the claim matured.
Insurance does not come und-.-r the
head of natural monopoly, s'ili it is a
business of such character as can only
bo carried on 13- large companies,
and which could be conducted by
government as readily as the post
office is conducted. True Common
wealth. The People Want More Money.
This is no M'iy-day affair or jolly
picnic. Its gravity and practical impor
tance is iinipiestionablc. .Sixty-five
millions of people cannot live with
out a circulating medium, and that
is not to be estimated by what was
required for 20,0110,000 orV.O.OOO.OOO.
To iiu'Ct thi condition of things wc
must take into account the large in
crease in population which has occur
red in the meantime. A corresponding
increase of money circulation must
be is.ttiAtl to meet this accumulation.
That is -'what's the matter," and no
amount of misrepre entalMti or e-pia!
vocation can change or det-rty this
fact. The friends of the silver move
ment comprehend and apreciatc this
fact, aud therein we rind the animus
whiwh moves it along. National
To growl is one of the joys of life,
according to a commuter on one of
the railways running into this city.
He is even willing to pay for it ap
parently, for, at the beginning of the
year, an official on the road having
offered him au annual pass, he declin
ed to accept it. "No, thanks," said
he, returning the card. i:I am much
obligod,but I prefer to pay my fere
and retain my privilege of expressing
my indignation at the way this mad
is managed. wouldn't sell my right
to revile you and your blanked old
system for till the passes in creation."
New York Hun-
Why should the United States bor
row money when it has full power.to
make it? rhy should the farmer be
opressed and robbed of his borne
caused by an inadequate volume of
currency when congress has unlim
ited power to coin money? Echo an
auswers whv! Farmers Friend.
responsibility upon
Compliments and Otherwise.
The Fakmbks' Union' is a l'rosli camliriutc
for public favor published at Memphis. Tiio
Intention Is to make the jmpcr the organ of
the; farmers of nortli-iist Missouri. Cnntoii
Th first nitmtier 1' I in' Kwimkks' I'mo.
!iMishiMl itt Mi-ntpl'is. hits just Ii--n receiv
ed. It is tin S-eoliiwn foilo, nlily c-ilited. mid
clinmjii.uis the e:tis of the l-'nriii'-n' mid
l.:ihors' t'lilmi.-I.MK-tister lte)iu!iii.Min.
The Fa nan us" l"si;.;is the irinie of Vol I.
No. 1, i::iicrof Memphis. Missouri. Hoys, yo'i
have launched your boat on 11 sea of trouble
to be knocked iifrtiin-t the rocks of sin, tint
liere'a our I-tT" to your success . mericaii
The Fahmkks' I'sion is the'nume of the
new pitpcr Just started nt Memphis. Mo. It is
by Fiiriners' I'liiou I'ub. Co. There is no name
of any editor jrii'fii in t!' paper, but our un
derstanding is Hint t'. !-'. liaxter Oils th edi
tor's chair. Milton, Iowa, HerttM.
Memphis. Mo., tins another paper. It isoall
ed the Fahukks' I'.nion, and promise to look
after thelnterestsof the farmers, particularly
of Scotland county. We Hrc in sympathy with
the cause and hope the paper will he n ue
cess. We liladly place the Kaiimkks I'mos
till our exchange list. Moultoii, la . Tribune.
Now comes the Kakmeks' I'nion. Vol. 1. No.
1. lias reached our tnlilo. It Is nil ably edited
alliance joiirnnl, published nt Memphis. Mo.,
by Hi-? Farmers' ITiiion Pulilisliiujf Co. The
pnpcrls a brljrht, c-iKlit column folio. and filled
to overllowtn(r with news of interest to mem
bers of the order. We hope the Union may
sustained forever. Ashland, Kami., C'lipper
We have received the first copy of the
'.-"AUMicns" I'niom, publi-.hed in Memphis, Mo.
No names of editor or publisher riven. Wo
place same on our exc'ianire list and welcome
it into the field of Journalism. Th -iis plenty
of room out ainoiivr the heavy grain for this
kind of newspapers. but none under the siind-'
treon t'ae fetter corner. Ktrksvillo.t)':riia!.
The I'AltMKUri' ITsios is n no.v publication
Kceklo fiir lit the hands of the people. It
is published t Memphis. Mo., by the Farmers'
I'liion Publishing Co., and claims to lie devot
ed exclusively to the Interest of the runners.
As wu have been a "clod knocker," nnd iaiow
som-.-t liin of the ups and downs o! a tanner's
lite, we certainly will hall with di-li.-ht every
advantage ue-ordc.i them. '.lii-n-v'-od i iite
riiiii. The initial number of the I'.-.i:ml;s' I'sio.t,
a paper published nt Memphis in thf inlwrcst
of tin- Farmers' and I.nl-i rers Fuion of Srot
Ir.nd county, is on our desk. It is an chrht
column folio, tilled with readin;: maiterof the
class its name indicates, ll will :;i-o cooiMie.
a considerable amount -of local and srenersi
news. We welcome it to our pxc'aatuif list,
and v;si It fltK'.iiL-ial r.ud iH-enp.larjr 'tcvih.
O'jceu City Transcript.
A in w paper has beea ostnli!ilied if JH'im
p'.iis. Mo., entitled the Farmer i' I'lie- i. It i
edit' J nnd mtuie-'ed by Mr. C. !'. !J:it r, who
at one tine pu!!t-:ti"d a paper at Milton, this
county. The I'nion i-; a jreoj -ied pn;erv. ;:h
tin abund.-iu-e of most mieit! in lcattiinf
matter. It stalls out with a good imtronnge,
and under the able iv.nl experienced manage
ment of Mr. llHxter It will be a success. Keo
sauj"a, Iowa, !Jc:neerit.
We are In receipt or No. 1. Vol. 1. r the.
Fakwxrs' I'sion. a new paper recently .start
ed nt Memphis, Mo., In the interest of the
farmers anil laborers. We don't know Juat
how they are tjoin to reconcile the conllict
ing interests. J: is to tin interest of the farm
er that tarin produce should lie ishih as pos
sible and it Is to the interest ot the laborer
that il should Ik-as low as possible. Probably
it will advocate hhrh prices for wheal nnd low
prices for Hour. Ccntci-viile. la., lovvcslaii.
There is plenty of meaur?s that the editor
of the lowcgfttn is not nciunllitcd with.
The Alliacc is seeking to make the
rich man pay his piopoilion of the
taxes. It is seeking to pay up the
bonds that have almost mined the
people and nation. It is seeking to
forthwith reduce the salaries of offi
cials to an ctpial of other salaries and
prices. Il is seeking to make it pos
sible for a poor man to get money as
chea'i'.v as unv banker can got it. It
is oOckhig lo break the i-peeiilator'h
corner in grain and pork. Il is seeking
to have the government issue ail mon
ey in sut'icicnt ipiauitily to do the
badness oi the country. II is seeking
lo watch the Congieis from the peo
pie's side for the next twenty-five
years. It seeks to wake a profit in
farming and inda. tiy as, w.-il as in
money lending. It attacks thegiant
monopoly and intends to follow him
to his overthrow. The Alliance de
mands great th ttgs ! iiiu 's th it -nopoh
always said was impossible,
and is buckling on its armor none too
soon to save the overthrow of a great
republic. !l is ir.an-hing on demanding
justice where justice his been un
known. The farmer and labor who take
this stranger in v.iil find the best
friend they h:ive known in twenty
live years. K'angburg. S. 0.
.Liliii .SiieVana.
is at work ptitiin -
Imiivts' nt
up another job on
the farmers, lie has introduced a
bill to is-i-ie .M l,;l0 i ) ; more bonds
at 2 p--r cent, an I use them as a
basis for national hank iss-u:; tin
which the govejiiiiierit wi;l get per
cent., while they will lend it to the
people at from S :o H per aent. Slier
man's sclii'.'ii-: mili! work twenty live
year- ago, but wit h over one thousand
reform' papers educating l.(i!l,'i,lKji!
of voters lo the errors of lii.i fatl
financiering, it would b political s.ii
cii'.e for any m t'i. or party, t sup
port t-te measure. TV banks MUST
(it). Tiller and Toii.-r.
I'nion is coming. Tin; Farmers'
Alliance has led the way. Over the
chasm of North and South, over the
soldier's grave. Kansas and Florida,
the farcier of Dakota and the planter
of Louif iana, have tuiakeii hands.
What an achievement forty Con
gressmen at its first election. Th
farmers taught us how. Even black
and white are brothers it: the Farmer'5
Alliance. If that diil'ereuce in thm
South can be foi gotten, can reformers
of the Hast ami North come together.'
Iviston, Mass., Living Issues.
The farmers know exactly what
they want. Their dcmr.nds are well
known to all. The political!. are
dusy trying to side track them on
questions not germaiu in this issue.
U the farmers keep their faces s-et in
the right direction, always takiug
their cue from the Oeala demands,
the politicaus will have a happy time
fooling them. They realize they have
been fooled, ami since discussion
hasopend their eyes, it makes them
less susceptible to what they say.
S. Dakota Independent.
Au increase of the ctirreney with
out distribution would be as valueless
to the people as boots to a footless
man. The politicians of liolh the old
parties are proposing to increase- the
currency, but they suggest no method
of distributing the same. The sub
treasury plan is absolutely ths only
one which has yet been formulated,
and thousands of new converts are
now being enroled as its supporters.
Arkansas Economist.
The Farmers' Alliance is 50,000
strong ii;. Iowa today ami wiil reach
75,(M)() before the frost is oat ot the
ground. Iowa Tribune.
The Clamor for Silver Coinage. !
Call it "clamor" if you will. For
our -selves we choose to call it "the
demand," and that is just what it is.
The people "demand"' five coinage.
There is no sin in that, certainly, aud
v.v may repeat it as often as Ihe eme
rgency arise s that makes it opportune.
Them is no clap trap about it, either,
t i ? I .1 - , , :
oy wti.cu me at lo o misrepre
sented ami bulldozed on account of
Lhr financial po.-iliou in which they
are placed by bringing the silver move
tnent before the public.
They d not "clamor" in the sense
intended by the writer of that word,
lint they do mean lobe understood
as in earnest when they demand
'more money!"
They mean it, and arc. ready with
ny amount of repetition that may
lie nece-jsary. They will iterate and
reiterate it at all proper times and on
all suitable occasions.
This is no fool's play, ltut bimet
allism and "more money" they will
have, if not just now, then by and
by. Tin- will and determination has
been formed. If the present con
irress will not irivc it to us the next
will. So clear t lie way.
The o-rcitt parties must submit to
the people's will or go down.
Lookout fT ISOi.
lie assured silvrr will show its
hand and malco it felt in that cam
paigu. National View.
A Paper for the Million.
The Western Rural and American
Stockman is ne of the oldest nnd
ablest farm luarnals published in
this country, and none is more full v
identified with the best interests of
the a gricultural classes. It deals
not oniv with the farm but more es
penally with the farmer. Its columns
are devoted to subjects involving
literature and science and its aims
are for the promotion and elevation
of the social and economic condition
of the farmer aud his family. The
Rural advocates physical culture and
manual training as well as intellect
ual endowment It believes that the
Sta'e owes to the citizen the right to
such an education as shall lit him for
a .self reliant citizenship and that our
I'uolic, School system should be en
l.'.iged :ilong the more practical lines
la short, The Rural is a Fireside
Companion as well as a helper in the
affairs of farm life. Subscription
price l.:io per year. tor tree sam
pie copies ndddres Milton Ckoroe
158 Clark St.. Chicago, 111.
Blind Boon pave one f his popular
concerts to a good audience Irst
Thursday nitdit. Boon is a success
There is a progressive vein about his
performances, aud those who have
heard him before sa' that he contin
ties to improve. Miss Stella May sang
several times aud renderd plantation
songs in taintless laslnon. it was an
enjoyable evening.-Brookfield Union.
The cigarett bill has passed in
the Missouri legislature and has be
come a law. The bill prohibits the
sale or gift of tobacco to minors under
17 years of age, without the consent
of parents or guardians, imposing a
fine of $150 for each offense. Lan
caster Republican.
A marriago recently took place at
Sil ver Lake by wlrch a young man's
father became his son's brother-in-law
stepson to his mother-in-law and step
brother to his own wife.
The First National bank of Clinton
paid the sum of $t,107 cash iu ad
vance, f r handling the count' funds
of Henry county.
TtTK S1IRAX HOSK Is lh onlv rell.1.1
I Cotton lli, irliich is fr-n liy Hicro
I hoint; to snnnv Imitation Th 'nuino liu
i FOUX distUf;ui.(hliig marks:
I. A slncrto colurod lino mnnltnr
throoRli It.
it. Ttippntetitmrk;;pin.l.,'iiat-
l vtitt-it .Mnrali 30h. IKHO.
' 11 ? Th 'orrn;Rtvd linnd fntiteuliigr
' lio-" to ronpllnir.
' IV. Corrugated eoaylli; as uliown
!u cat.
Tlio "Spiral" Oovton II we.hivTlncno ontslde
K -ov,;.--inic hold inoit!ii-u a- i iihl-r Imso loes,
i dries Uu a towel. Init en irvt'tnic thi llnso,
i r.-i imi dealers will try to -1 1 an Infrrlm on.
I Muuiple fr if you inuntlon lids paper.
j Bfjsion woyei hose go.,
udbher Belting and Packing,
23 DeTOHshiro St., BOSTOX.
ttKC ST.,
We will do unythinx in our line on tdiort
notice. Any orders left on our Hlutc nt the
I'entriil Hotel, where wc keep one for that
purpose, will receive prompt und careful at
S. iAoglesong.
I'avcnto und Trade-marks obtained, and all
Patent lnlness conducted for moderate fees.
t Inr ofnee is opposite U. S. Patent Office and
we can secure patent in less time and nt less
cost ttiiu those remote from w ashinirton.
Send model, ilrawinir or photo, with des
cription. We advise. If patentable or not. free
ofehavjre. Our fee not due till patent is se
A little iKKik, "How o Obtain Patents,
wiv-h names of actual clients in your late
iimoj jo .(iiiuoasent free. Address,
3. A. SNOW & GO.
"ppI'ient Office. W.4Siukgws, D C
Db. Hraraiurre' Spec ore are ctentinauiy and
carefully prepared preecrlptlona -. nsed for mnuy
Sam In private practice w lUi suceeas,and for over
trty years used by tbe people. Every alnKle Spe
cific is a aprelal cure for the dlsea ye named.
Ttieae Spm-lllcs euro without Miggini& BunT-
ust or piuscn-Ai. xoa.
Fever, Conitestlon. tntlrmimntlons. . .25
Worms, Worm fever. Worm Colic... ."J.
i rrmu t:oii-,or ir. uutmer liuai
fltnrrhea, ot Children or Adults.
en or Adults. ... .23
tlilimor inrauts.'J.I
Dvsentervt i;rt:in. IIUiouKCollc.....2?lt
i'holera Stoibux, Vomiting 24
tfinubs. Cold, lu'ourhttl. .2.7
Nearnluln, TnulNu-lusFaceache .25
IIrad-bei, l-ii Headache, Vertigo, 2.5
tyHpcpxla, Bilious Stomach .25
Sapirecd or Painful Fcriods..2-t
Whiten, too ProfiiHe Periods 2-
Croup, Counli. liinicult Breathing 25
Khenniatlnm, Hheumatlc 1'alns 25
ICheum. f.nvviiieiaft. brunllons..t:
Fever &uu Anc, Chills, jiularla..
K-liem ouuu or uiueuuig
Ophthalmy.or Soro, or Weak Eym.
Catarrh, Iufluena, (Villi InUieliead .
vv nnopinz uansn, violent tjougna. .
Ear IMnclinrireR, Impalrod nearhiR
Merol'ala. KnlaruM Glands. ShcIIIiik
Oeneral lieblHlvTvhyavcal Weakness
mK n in - i lnimNtatMi iimininii
rrapay. ana scanty Bccrenona
ijai BirknM. Sickness from Hiding .
Ktaaay Illsea? m
Nervaaa Uobtllty (H-mlnal Weak
Horn Month. Canker
ness, or involuntary uucuarecs.
i rinnry wetciomi n cuing uea.
Palatal Period, with Strom
lHeases ol tne ueart.raiuitatinn I ,ir
Epilepsy, Spasm. St. Vitus' ln.ui-e t.OU
nlskiMrls. Ulocruted Sore Thrrt ...H
luhronlc Congawtlona ft Eruptions ,5t
Bold by Pruggtsts, or sent
of nrlre. tut. HunrNRErs'
richly hound In cloth and
on receipt
IIanxal. (144 DSlffiS)
and ffold. mailed free.
IIuraphreya'MedlctneCo.KJe Fulton St.N Y.
Used by all awueranf florae nnd Cat
tlew A Conipllmentary copy of Pr. Humphreys'
Veaerlnary Manual (500 paKes) on treatment and
care of Domestic Animals Horses, Cattle, Kheep.
Hogs and Poultry Sent free. Iluxruasnr
IIBDICUSOO.. 109 Pultun St.. N. V.
l'urviculnr attention Is requested to the f ol-i
lowlm? rut en for chilis with l-'iisliloiv
Mitirixliicti for the year 1W1.
One conv ;;f Aktiii'h'h Homk Mai: zie for
the year 1MH, uikI one copy of onetif the Fnsli
ion Jouriiuls miraiil, will he sent !-t imiil to
any postnfiirf In the I'niteil Suites or i'miuilH
on'reeeipt of the prictr t-tutt! hclow. 'I'lic-s'
are all piililicntioiis devoted hpeeially to Fash
ions, una tne prices nitnico nre ior eomiiiiin
tlon with Aiiihi k's Hoke Magazine only.
When desired, vre will send the iullicnt;oiiH to
different addressess, lint cannot tmiriinty the
delivery of the Kivliion joiirnnl when the ad
dress is chunked durinir the yeux, though we
will do our best to secure It.
One copy of the Hiimk Magazine for yei;r
ls'.ll. nnd lor the smite time, one copy of
STT'.E, pulilUhed uiom'.ily by Domestic
Sewinif Miiehiue Co SI GO
Limts' iliiNTHLY lttviiiWptiWi!-!icd hy
ltutUTick Co l.TS
WlVKiititi. M mhy.ixu, pul.lislied month
ly by L'niversnl Kushion Co., l.TS
Ilim.KvV Fashion Maoazisk, published
)uurterly by E. Kidley .VSoms, l.TS
Dkmoukst MlNTAI.tr F.VSUHIN Jol'IINAI.,
C bv IK-morest Fashion Co l.TS
Delineator, published monthly by Ilut-
terick i ;0 2.26
TjAHrEn's IIazak, published weekly by
Harper i Hros 4.50
Keimt ny arnrt,
ed letter to
Mt office oilier, or register-
T. S. Arthur &. Son,
P. O. Hos 913, rHILADELI'HIA, l'A.
r-vyilo oh refill to write names and addresses
very plainly, and mention county und state of
tne ponoince.
Pwill tiitv the ODF.t.I.Tri'E WltlTHil mid
CHKClv I'KKKolt.VlfoU. with Txcimriie
tcrs. and tl lor the SiNfX-t Caskohei.u wnr-
ruutcd to do better work than uny iuhcIiiuv
It eomliincs simim.icitt with dcic vnn.iTT
SPKiai, KASK IF OHKUATION, WCKrfl loll(-er
without cost of rcpitirc tlmn uny other ma
chine. Has no ink liolion lo Iwnlier the oie-
rtdor. It is nkat. el iist vnti i., nickel pla-
teil. pertect nnd e.diipted to nil kinils or type
writinir. Like u printinir press, it produces
hnrp. clean. Icnii'leimiiinscripis. i wo to ten
oiiiescun tie imide nl one writing. Any in-
teliinent imt-ihi can leeinie u (rood operator
Intwodays. We offer ?l,(KHi lo any oiH-raHir
who can eiiual the work of the liocui.K Case
tr"HelinMe Aeetits and Siilesnieii Wanted.
Sieclal inducements lo llenlcrs.
Kor rainpiilct imwiik iiinorseiiicnts. jtc..
Uookery liiildtnjt. I'lIICACO.'lt.l.
The! Flexible Wheel Wind Mill
fan itrndunte the sced of the wheel us low as
l-- strokes per minute m sti-onu winds.
W'eui-coniy l' different pieces iu the J titiru
43 construction ol the iron work. i72
Our Mill cannot be ciimlted tor siniidlcily.
power and scsf--overniiiri pi iiieiplcs.a
WK M A X U V W'Y I 11 K
TanUs, Pumps and Wind Mill SuDplics
Of every description, lti-liatilcivreiits witnted
in unoccupied territory. ydiires,
B. Stearns &. 3o.,
lirsnviM.K, I.mi., V. S. A.
Send for Catalogue.
It's Sportec ! It's Spicce ! It's Spackcc !
New York Illustrated News !
The Or--aii of Honest Sport In America.
PlfirKKO 15 Y THE
Life in New York Graphically illustrated.
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Pu Wished every wetinesilay, ttateti Mvtumay
17"dh Edition Now
Iteady. A lok of
tiver pnires, iriv
in more inlormu
tion of value to ud
vertlsers than any
other publication
evi-r Issued. It irivea
the. name of every newspaper published, hr.v
Itnr aeireulatiou rating In the Aineriean News-
itaper Direetony of more than 2.1X10 copies
each issue, with the cost per line for advert is-
lnir iu them. A list in tne nest papers ot local
circulation, U every city and town ot more
than 5,000 population Willi prices by the inch
loroneniontt. Special lists ot dally. country
vlllaire and elaes papers, llanndu offers of
value tomiuill advertisers or those wishinirto
e.x-riiiient judiciously with a small amount
of money. Shows conclusively "how tti irct
the most service for the money, etc., etc.
Sent ixvt naid to anv uddiess lor 30 cents
Address Olio. P. KuWAi.i. & Co.. Publishers
and Oeneral Advertising Airents, 10 Spruce
Street. New York City. ni
To Consumtivcs.
The timlersipned having- lieen restored to
health by simple means, alter sufferiiiK fir
st'verut years with a severe lunir affectiun.
and thirt dread disease Consumption, is ani
ous to make known to his fellow sutferers the
means of cure. To those who desire H. he
will cheerfully send (free of charge) a copy of
tne prescription used, wnicn tney wur nnti fl
sure cure for Consumption, asthma. Ca
tv it mi, ItiioNciiiTis aud all throat and lunir
M ai.aiiies. He hopes all sutferers will try his
Kemedy, as it Is invaluable. Those desirinjr
the prescription, which will eost them noth
iuir. and mav )rove a blessing, will please ad
dreKS, Kev. GDWAKD A. W!LSt)N, Williams
bury, Kinps County ,'New York. biy
Call and Subscribe for the
It Will giva
week than any other paper in the
county. It is the
Farmers' and Laborers' Union of
Scotland county,
earnestly advocate the cause of the
producing classes.
A Thoroughly Equipped
Has been added to
Posters, Sale Bills,
Statement Heads,
Can he printed
jly. Give us a
more news each
of the
Missouri, and will
the above, where
Letter Heads,
Bill Heads, Cards.
juiivuiupes, etc.
quickly and 'neat.
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