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The New York League

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The New York State Farmers' league, at its recent convention in Utica, adopted the following: We demand that our state and national governments shall take action regarding the following matters. First, that all property, real, personal, corporate, shall be equally taxed; second, that no public oflicer accept passes from railroads or other corporations; third, that the dealing in futures in agricultural producís be prevented; fourth, that the sale of adulterated food prodncts be prohibited unless they are so branded; fifth, to secure the nationalization of the canals, and make the deepening of the Hudson river a natíonal expense, and until such time make no further appro; -iation for the canals, save such as may be necessary to keep them in good repair; sixth, to secure the publication of a uniform systein of school textbooks under direction of the state, in order that they may be f urnished at a minimum of cost; seventh, to secure such protection to state lands in tha Adirondack forest as will prevent ther destruction by lumber pirates and others, thus insuring a supply of water sufficient to meet the demands of our waterways, without expending million9 in purchase of lands held by speculatore and sportsmen to establish a state park; eighth, that an estímate of the probable cost of completing the state capítol be obtained, to the end that the taipayers may determine whether it will not be economy to abandon the same and build one more in keeping with the demandg of thepeople; ninth, that while our present system of rod making is not productive of the best results, we beieve that any scheme to spend millions of the people'8 money on the highways should be postponed till an improvement n the finanoial condition of our country will warrant such expenditure; tenth, that national legislation be deferred in reference to the irrigation of the western arid lands at public expense until the consumptive demands of the people shall require a greater productíve area; eleventh, to secure such financial legislation as will meet the requirements oi the agricultural and business interests o) the country; twelfth, to prevent the immigration of the pauper and crimina) classes to this country, also all persons who don't in good faith intend to become its citizens. We f urthermore dernand retrenchmeni and reforms in national, state and local expenditures, to the end that legislation in these stringent times shall provid for the passage of snchlaws as will relieve an overburdened and ridden people.