FARMERS: Hanged by the Neck

Even as Southern gentlemen have been time and again aroused to the hanging, burning and mutilation of human flesh in expiation for the black ravishment of their white women, so can the peaceful farmers of the West be aroused to violence in expiation for violation of their property rights.

Some years ago the Government took upon itself an irrigation project in the North Platte valley. Settlers upon the project were ordered to pay a construction charge and in addition an annual water charge. The water charge was...

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