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March 15, 1894
THE WEALTH MAKERS.
A Talk With Business Men.
All through cur town, Tillages and
cities we find but few of the business
men identified with tLe reform party.
The Question arises, why is this? Is it
because they are wiser men than other
men and see no Deed of any change as
advocated by the reform party? They
must be ImpreBsod with the fact that
business is not what it used tw be. Very
few business houses are more than mere
ly eking out a living, and find that to
do even that every expense has to be cut
down. They find it difficult to get
money enough to meet their bills, and
everything seems to be at a stand still.
They 6 land at the door or windows and
watch with an eager eye lest some one
else get a nickle which they think
ought to come to tbem; and should they
lose the coveted prfte, they are led to
charge their competition with the crime
of taking advantage of trade. This
breeds envy and hatred between busi
ness men and makes it very unpleasant
for all concerned. It destroys that
sociability and good feeling that should
exist among neighbors. It begets a
spirit of resentment and often leads to
misrepresentation, and begets a conten
tion among customers. These things
ought not to exist, and rarely do exist
when .times are good and trade is brisk.
Now if business men would take time
to think and inquire into the causes
that lead to these depressions in busi
ness, I am led to believe that instead of
blaming their competitors they will
unite in rectifying the causes that pro
duce the effects.
The business world has felt the tight
ening grasp of money and the lowering
. of prices for many years. While the
price 8 of corporation goods has not
materially changed because combina
tions have been able to keep them up,
everything else has had a downward
tendency. The farming and producing
classes haveibeen gradually getting
harder up for means to bay and pay
with. Credit has been diminishing and
persons who have borne a good reputa
tion are finding it more difficult to get
credit. This has been gradually grow
ing upon us ever since the contraction
I the circulating medium commenced
i Uhe latter part of the 60's, and espe
c illy since 1873, when half of our basic
n. Wy was destroyed. The event of
fS73 brought on a panio such as the
United States never had seen before,
and good times orbad have .fluctuated
ever since, just in proportion as silver
has entered into onr monetary system.
In 1878 when silver was partially re
stored, times began to ease up, and
wl n the notorious Sherman act was
pa making a larger use of silver,
pi .8 of all produce advanced, times
grow better and everybody felt happy.
Even the Republican campaign back of
1892 admitted that silver advanced 25
per cent, in three weeks after the pas
sage of the bill, and all farm produce
raised in the same proportion, and it is
noted that-tlmes were fair until the cry
went up from Wall street that the Sher
man act must be repealed. In order to
create a public sentiment against the
act the money power made a scarcity of
money by contracting the national bank
circulation and calling in their loans
until the business world became scared
and the howl went up from every busi
ness center for Cleveland to call con
gress together and repeal the silver act.
This was done and the good times
failed to appear as promised, and now
since they accomplished their object in
making but one kind of money of final
redemption, aad thus enhancing the
value of their unit of credit or dollar to
the injury of our business, whether it
be merchant, manufacturer, farmer or
laborer, lo and behold we hear the cry
from the same source, "It is the tariff."
How long, oh, how long will the busi
ness world be blinded by this sham bat
tle of the tariff? But you have never
seen a panic when money was circulat
ing freely among the people, but when
the corporations contracting the money
volume desired to enhance the value
of their dollars by depressing property.
They would begin to contract the vol
ume ol circulation, money would be
come scarce and dear, farm products
go down, labor would depreciate, goods
would accumulate, no demand for the
output of the mills, milis had to stop or
wages come down and strikes occurred
Then the howl of the money sharks
would go up, "Over-production!" until
the money kings raked in all the bene
fits of the years of plenty. Then you
would see them begin to loosen np the
money stringency, times would begin
to get better, aad Id a few weeks or
months everything became active but
everything at a lower level than before
especially labor. Labor has con
stantly been going lower and lower.
Every depression sinks wages a notch
or two below what It was bvfore. This
being observed by the money lords we
heae thera say: The laboring class
must be conUnt with the position God
Almighty hat damned them to occupy."
Who iu It gave the money kings th
divine right to lord It over God's hum
ble poor? II at they not gained this
position ty Intrigue, by Uklng alvant
H of their follow tither by cemblea
tSoR or buying lobulation whereby
they have boon enabled to si a and
rob by Uwr
I .II 1 Wo th rt for any man to em
and lay by a tnllltuq Collars In wealth.
If he reaches such a point It Is evident
that It im not obtained by fcoaett toll.
Bui U return to the subject of this
article. If business men would give
more time to investigating cau'e aad
effect, they would be able to help reme
dy the eviis that exist and unite with
those that are trying to inaujurite a
system of finance that wou!d forever
destroy the possibility of panics aod do
away with seasons of depression.
I am asked, "Ho do you aim to do
this?" I answer: lit adoptiog a sys
tem of finance that weald work to our
own interest a a nat on without regard
to any other. But am I met with the
statement that we must have a money
system that meets the world's require
menU. If we are cut of harmony we
can not obtain their money to build up
the interest of America. I ask, why do
we need the money of the old country?
Have we not got the material, the re
sources and the power to make our own
money? Why should we constantly be
clamoring for English money and thus
place ourselves under tribute, paving
all our surplus in interest or usury as
we are now doing. But we are told
that England won't take anything but
gold as money. Why is it that she will
take no other kind of money? Simply
because we have had a set of men in
office that have said to her, we will give
you what you ask. But how came we
owing England? At the close of the
war our whole indebtedness to the old
country was only about 50 millions, and
until traitors In congress began a sys
tem of contraction of the currency of
the country by burning up the money
that saved eur nation, that was costing
no interest to our people and issued in
terest bearing bonds instead, did Eng
land get hold of our securities. The
Rothschilds, we are informed, tele
graphed Immediately for 400 millions of
fie bonds at one clip. Bear In mind that
these bonds were made payable in the
lawful money of the United States. In
1869 Congress at the behest of the hold
ers of these bonds passed an act pledg
ing this country to pay them in coin, in
the face of the fact that they had
bought them in coin at about 50 cents
on the dollar. Not satisfied with this,
in 1873 our lawmaking body demonetiz
ed silver, thus making our obligations
payable in gold, twice doubling up the
Indebtedness on the shoulders of the
producing classes, where the burdens
always fall And while the value of
the dollar has thus been twice doubled,
the price of the products of the farm
and other labor has diminished in like
Is it any wonder that the business
men are crying hard times, and money
is scarce, when the entire burden has to
be borne out of the toil of the laboring
man, the farmer and producer?
I want to Impress the business man
with the fact that he does not pay a
dollar of this burden. It all has to come
out of the earnings of his customers.
He does not create a particle of his
wealth. He simply taxes up his margin
on his goods and makes his customers
support him and pay for all risks, and
whatever he adds to his wealth. I do
not want to be understood as casting a
reflection upon any legitimate business,
for the business man is just as honor
ably employed as any other. What I
do want to impress is that your welfare
is Identical with that of your customers,
and if they are hard up you are hard
up, if they are doing well you are doing
well, and if they have plenty of money
so have you.
The only man or set of men that are
interested in making money scarce is
the coupon clipper and the loanee that
lives on usury. This is the class that is
sapping the life blood of the nation. I
want to say further that I am not speak
ing disrespectfully of legitimate banking
or bankers, for banking is as indespen
slble as any other business In the com
mercial world. What we oppose in this
line is giving ipto the hands of private
corporations the power to issue their
notes or promises to pay aod calllBg it
money, charging the government inter
est and charging the people interest on
their promises to pay, thus bur ting the
life taper of the country at both ends,
and at the same time giving them the
power to make money scarce or plenty,
just to suit their notion as to whether
the country needs much or little.
Now if we as buslr- ss men desire
t:mcs that are prosperous and trade
good without such seasons of tluctua
tlon, whertby crtuil, becomes impaired
and buslnt ss becomes stagnant, we must
unito in the effort to reform our finan
cial system, adopting a system of Ameri
ca for Americans, and demand that the
government take back to Itself the sole
power to Issue the money of the country
and regulate the value thereof. Quit
antagonizing the Interests of your custo
mers, and join with them in their laud
able purpose of bettering their condi
tion; share with them the burdens of
life, and all will be well.
J. II. Darner.
Wtt HI ml uv a Dluiekrat am I?
I uid to be a Jacktun Dlmekrat; I
I'm a-well that U It; what kind am
1? I'm free-allver-stugle gold stand-arJ-opp"f?d'9-banks-fur-buns
I'm a wild rat (lank) dinr.tkrat. I'm
a Urlf fur rvforra rrete-lncldrnUt i
prou-ck thun-ut!loU,nt 2 krt ata-Mnlt-big-eauf-2
ttlk-a-fu bona In dluw krat,
I'm a Utltpuii(nhaiSa Honolui t
dtatekrat. I'm a populist gradual
I'm all that, & will b wore sunt ei
Grover has time 8 pnt a fu more fixins
on 2 dimokrasy.
Hain't I a daizy dlmekrat? Do you
reckon old Tommy Jefferson wnld no
inn if he shud happen to look over the
wa Is an' tee me?
I git no mixt up sumtlmz that I don't
no mUef. I git lik the old nigger wi-z
when ttie mule kiked him.
"Am din me, or am It not niei
Or haz de debbil got me""
I'm a Jacksua 2 the-victurs b!ong-the
Hi. Its dlmekrat. On that hi & noble
ground all dimokrasy can stand.
Mr dlmokrat friends sa 2 me, "Zip,
the pUtform sez silver." Uv korse hit
duz; but that old bull nek uv a rami
kakkle fool, Grover, sez gold.
This platform blznlz remlndz me uv
the dispute btwen Judy Grlmz & her
old maa about the dlvlzun line twlxt
Ohio & Virginny. The old man sed the
Ohio rlvjr wuz, Judy sed she nod better
fur she hai hern her unkle Zekyel sa
that, "Ohio run 1 mllez in 2 Virginny."
Did hit evur strik you the Perfestur
Wilson's Virginny tarif bill run more'n
7 milez in 2 "the Little Tin God's" dc
mlnyun? Well, I'm goin' 2 trl demokrasy ai?in:
Hit wud be a disgrace 2 kwit the job in
this mullixed up fix. I'll jlst go in agin
and hoop myself horse holler free sil
ver. I'll b lik the feller's sow that got
in 2 hiz korn feeld thro a holler log.
He fixt the log so that both ends wuz in
the pastur feeld, & watcht; up kum the
sow & in 2 the log she went and out she
kum in 2 the pastur; she luked f urpriz
ed (I don't) & at hit she went agin &
she kept hit up until she had gone thro
that log 12 times. That is my motto,
In 2 hit agin boys."
Old Zip Coon, Dlmekrat.
In Progressive Farmer.
The Veteran Judge Wilson Speaks to
OGAL4LLA, Neb., Feb. 20, 1S94.
Editor Wialth Makers:
There are a number of things that I
would 1 ke to speak about in this letter
bearing on the political questions of the
day, but I do not desire to encroach on
your valuable tpace, knowing that you
have a host of contributors whose
thoughts and pens are more ready than
my own. What I say in this a tlcle
will be said to the ex-unlon soldiers, t
feel that I have a right to talk to my
old comrades, and say to them just
what I believe to be true. In the first
place I believe It to be true that for
many years past, the old political par
ties have been, "cat hauling" us around
as it were and using us for the pur
pose of establishing a state of things in
this government exactly the opposite to
that for which you and I suffered so
much to perpetuate through the dark
days from 1861 to '65.
The principles for which we feught
were, "Equal rights for all and specM
privileges to none." Have the gentlt
men of the old parties who have so
often solicited our votes and whom we
have so often elected to the halls of con
gress by our votes carried out those
principles by the enactment of such
laws as were demanded to that etd? I do
not think they have, but to the contrary
they have enacted legislation for the
purpose of building up a moneyed aris
tocracy, such as the plutocrat conspira
tors of Europe and America demanded
The Republican party who for a quarter
of a century has been in power, should
be held responsible for the past legisla
tion up to the time the Democratic
party came into power. The changr
from a Republican to a Democratic
administration has not improved the
condition, as recent events in the extra
session and the present session of con
gress have evidenced. The evidence
shows that both of the old parties are
entirely under the control of the Shy
locks of Lombard street London and
Wall street New York. IUcent a ts In
the halls of congress have showo us that
the Republican party's great Napoleon
of finauce, John Sherman, stands hand
in hand with Grover Cleveland and
S cretary Carlisle on the financial ques
tion, and they are opposed to every pro
position to relieve the great financial dis
tres, that does not carry with it the
isjue cf bonds, and th s solely In the in
terest of the financial snarks of both con
tinents sed the further perpetuation of
the system of national banks. A propo
sition has but recently been introductd
in congress by 31 r. Bymun of Indiana,
to Issue 0,000,000 in government bonds
f ir the purpose 'of paying pensions. To Is
Is simply another fcheme to scare the
old soldiers who are drawing pensions,
and make thorn vote the old party
ticket. Tbey expect to use this as cam
paign thunder In the nextcongri-8lon-al
canvas. The word Is already bulng
pawd around that the old oldier mut
stick together and of course the way for
us to "stick together with tbem, Is to
vote the old party tick, t straight and
ak no questions. Now conrades my
my letter it already getting too log,
aud yet I have hardly begun to eiprta
my thoughts on thla subject, there ate
many thtoga that need ai airing aloi g
this line, but I must quit fur thU ilmr,
ele the patience of our txlitor might b
ihauattd; but let tn firt iy tht wo,
as old soldier bars a duty to p r ortn.
Let tit not thrliK Imn li, hili w iuj
fool ! ith to Uro our uld party, v
mut ilu lt,.lf we ever eip. it -r-ptut
the principle f r wmhhi
fought, id luavti the bit o, t . uj
children auj future geu. raU n.
J, W, 'A'Lu,M
From Olive Schrelner's I)reant.'
The editor of the Arena has a psp r
in the February number entitled, "They
Have Fallen into the Wln Pre: Some
Facts Illustrating the Onward March of
Uninvited Poverty." And he prints in
his article quite a long extract from
Oliver Schrciner's ''Dreams," a recently
published, powerful book. We print it
below for our readers with Mr. Flower's
parenthetical interpretations of the
vialon. It is the most effective piece of
word painting, of truth in allegory, that
weknowof.-EoiTOR Wealth Makbk.
And we came where bell opened into
a plain, and a great house stood there
Marble pillars upheld the roof, and
white marble steps led up to it. The
wind of heaven blew through it. Only
Ht the back huug a thick curtain. Fair
men and women there feasted at long
tables. They danced, and I saw the
robes of women flutter in the air and
heard the laugh of etrong men. The
world of the careless rich, What they
feasted with was wine; they drew it
from large jars which stood somewhat
In the background; and I saw the wine
sparkle as they drew It. Wine & here
used represents acquired wealth which
Is expended in gratifying the passions,
appetites, and selfish desires of those
who revel in the fruit of the wine press.
The figures employed in this allegory
are as striking as they are apt, and in
the range of this kind of literature I
know of nothing finer than the Imagery
here used. ,
And I said to God, "I should like to
go up and drink." And God said,
"Walt The first impulse of the
awakened soul is to enjy that which,
though transient as a dream, allures
as does tho flame the moth. And I
saw men coming into the;banquet house;
they camo in from the back and lifted
the corner of the curtain at the sides
and crept in quickly; and they let the
curtain fall behind them; and they bore
great jars tbey could hardly carry. A nd
the men and women crowded round
them, and the newcomers opened their
jars and gave them of the wine to drink
rhote who have, through special prlvi
leges, class laws, and speculation ao
quired vast fortunes, find the world of
the dilettante ready to welcome them
if they are lavish with their unearned
wealth, and are careful to drop the cur
tain behind them. And when others
had well drunken they Bet the jars
among the old ones beside the wall, and
took their places at the table. And I
siw that some of the jars were very old
and mildewed and dusty, but others had
still drops of new must on them.
And I said to God, "What Is that?"
For amid the sound of the singing, and
over the danclag ot the feet, and over
the laughing across the wine cups, 1
heard a cry. That cry Is growing
louder and louder every hour.
And God said, "Stand a way off."
And He took me where I saw both sides
if the curtain. Behind the house was a
wine-press where the wine was made.
I saw the grapes crushed and I heard
them cry. I said. "Do not they on the
other side hear it?"
God said, ''The curtain is thick; they
are feasting." '
And I said, "But the men who came
lo last. They saw?"
God said, "They let the curtain fall
b hind them and they forget!"
I said. "How came they by these jars
God said, "In the treading of the press
these are they whocome to the top; they
have climbed out over the edge, and
d lied their jars from below, and have
gone into the house.''
And I Bald, "If they had fallen as they
God sa'd, "They had been wine."
I stood a way off watching in the Bun
hlne, and I shivered. God lay in the
sunshine watching too.
Then there rose one among the feast-
ers who said, "My brethren let us pray !'
And all the men and women rose: and
strong men bowed their heads, and
mothers folded their little children's
bands together, and turned their facs
upward, to (he roof. And he who flis
had risen stood at tho table head, and
stretched out both his hands, And bis
beard was long and white, and his
sleeves and his beard had been dipped
la wine; and because the slef ves were
wide and full they had much wino, ai d
It dropped down upon the floor. And
he cried, "My brothers and my sisters,
let us pray " This is a thrilling pic
ture of the wealthy conventional city
preacher whoad voids demanding j'ls'ico
for the poor and refuses to unveil evils,
because he love raw and gold more
than tho Master he pretends to follow
the Master who made the poor Ills
puclal charge, it It difficult to con
celveof anything more pitiable than
the action af some of our conventional
olergjimen whoa mlodaare loo much
Dent on the millions represented la
ihelrpewtto be wllllog to acqnloi
thenilvt'S with social condition , or to
cry aloud agalott loutlce whoa they
are cognisant of IV
And all tho men aod women answered,
"Lutut pr y."
lie erM, "For this fair baoqaot
hou, we thank The. Lord."
Atd a.l the imn aud women a!J,
"We tkauk Thw, Lied,"
1 TbltMi ! tnU bouMi, dear Lm."
'Ti.lo . thU h.ui''
ii.. Tu u K"
' O . h.h.ur jat iui w i, U'
'Our jaws with wine."
"Give u peace and pie sty in our time
"Pace and plenty la our time."
I said to God, "Whom U it they are
talking to?" God stld, Do I know
whom they speak of?" And I saw they
were looking up at the roof; but out In
the sunshine God lay. The yes of
millions are so riveted on the ceiling of
the tempit s that they are oblivious of
the fact that Jesus is ragged, shelter
and starving at their door even
though Ho told them that when the
Seal judgment came those who bad not
recognized Him in ike ttarving, trushtd,
and suffer in f of tar Ik would not be re
cognized by Him.
The men and women sat down, and
the feast went on. And mothers poured
out the wine and fod their little chil
dren with it, and men held up the cup
to women's Hps and cried, "Beloved,
drink!" and women filled their lovers'
flagons and bold them up; and yet the
feast went on.
And after a while I looked and I saw
the curtain that hung behind the house
moving. I said to God, "Is it a wind?"
Aai God said, "A wind." And it
seemed to me, that against the curtain
I saw pressed the forms of men and
women. And after a while the feasters
saw it move, and they whispered, one
after another. Then some rose and
gathered the moet'wornout cups, and
Into them they put what was left at the
bottom of other y easels. Mothers whis
pered to their children, "Do not drink
all, save a little drop when you have
drunk." And when they had collected
all the dregs, they slipped the cups out
under the bottom of the curtain with
out lifting it. After a while the cur
tain left off moving. Conventional
charity, in which the rich throw a few
crumbs of their acquired wealth, to the
sufferers when the mutterlngsof want
become too formidable to bs ignored or
crushed, under the pretense of main
taining law and order.
I said to God, "How is It so quiet?"
He said, "They have gone away to
I said, "They drink It-their own!"
God said, "It comes from this side of
the curtain, and they are very thirsty."
The tragic truth of this thaught is as
suggestive as it is appalling.
Then the feast went on, and after a
while I saw a small, white hand slipped
in between the curtain's edge, along
the floor; and it motioned towards the
wine jars. And I said to God, "Why is
that hand so bloodless9"
And God said, "It Is a wine-pressed
And men saw it and started to their
feet; and women cried, and ran to the
great wine jars, and threw their arms
around them and cried, "Ours, our
own, our beloved," and twined their
long hair about them.
I said to God, "Why are they fright
ened of that one small hand?"
God answered, "Because it is so white."
And men ran in a great company to
wards the curtain and struggled thore
I heard them strike upon the floor.
And when they moved away the cur
tain hung smooth and still; and their
was a small stain upon the floor.
I said to God, "Way do they not wash
God said, "They cannot." When
one, two or three white hands reach
under the curtain, and index fingers
shake menacingly at the revellers, con
ventionalism crushes the offenders in
the name of order. But the stain of an
unjust deed cannot be effaced.
And they took small stones and put
them down along the edge of the cur
tain to keep it down. Then the men
and women sat down again at the tables.
When the demand for justice becomes
urgent, laws are passed which act as
stones to hold down the curtain for a
And I said to God, "Will these stones
keep it down?"
God said, "What think you?"
I said, "If the wind blew"
God said, "If the wind blew?"
And the feast went on.
Aod suddenly I cried to God: "If
one should rise among tbem, even of
themselves, and start up from the tabl
aod should cast away his cup and cry,
'Vfy brothers and my sisters, stay!
What Is it that we arink?' and with
nls sword should cut in two the curtain,
aad holding wide the fragments cry,
Brothers, sisters, seel it is not wine,
not wiiel nt wine! My brothers, oh,
my sister!" and ho should overturn
God said, "Bo still-see there!"
I looked. Before the bauquet house,
aiuuug the grass, I saw a row of mound-;
flowert covered them, and gl.d-d mar
b e t'ood at their beads. I asked God
hattt ey were.
lli an.wered, "Tbey are the graves
of tho who rose up at the fcaat aod
And I ak4 God how they cms
lie said, "The men of the banquet
rota and cast them down backward."
I said, "Who ori4 tkn?"
(1 1 said, "The maa who cast them
4ir." Tho roov attooalUni of today
bullut marble taomutneata to tho vlo
int of the m vrttWMia Uta of yrtr.
day, (Urrlwa who (or calling out U
ri f tin revt'llcr was anathoiaalts-d
y pi cm at 4 pulpit, aud who waa drag
I through the ttrvetsof lt ton ly a
!! 4rM J mob who rvfl c 4 ovier
vUv pubiU tcnUme ttl of thai ttw, It
now honorel by the children of thia
lama conventionalism by being repre
sented In a huga bronze monument
erected upon the mot weslthy and
fashionab'e boulevard of Bobbin.
I said, "How came it that.the threw
them down, and then set marble over
God sa'd, "Because the boces cried.
they covered them.
And among the rrtss and weed a I
saw an unhurled body lying; aod I
asked God why It was.
God said: "Because it was thrown
down only yesterday. In a little while,
wnen the flesh will have fallen from its
bones, they will bury It alio, and plant
flowers over if
And still the feast went oa.
"About Shipping Grain."
Editor Wealth Makers:
Your "typo" got my figures a little
wrong in my last article on this subject.
and thus gave me away a little. Where
I wrote $100, he prtnted it $10,000, and "
where I wrote 2,000 he printed It 20.000.
and where I wrote 30,000 bushels of
wheat he printed It 300,000. This evi
dently arose from miscounting my
ciphers and placing the commas wrong-
Prices of -grain still continue very
low, though there Is, at this writinr. a
firmer tone to the market, especially
for oorn- Yet we hardly expect many to ,
market much yet, at the pries, if they
are fixed so as to bold it. Yet spring
is approaching and many must get their
grain, especially their corn off, so as to
commence plowing for more.
I will only haye room to speak of one
point in this, and I will make that the
most important one just at this time,
to-wlt: The condition in which grain
IsmMrketed. Grain should always te
marketed or shipped In the very best
condition It is possible to put it in. It
Is all loss and no gain to be careless
about this matter, when shipping. Be
cause at the city It has to be Inspected,
and It will bs marked down to the
prot er grade, without doubt, and a drop
of one grade frequently means a reduc-'
tion in price of enough to pay more
than double for all the time it would
take to put it la better shape. There Is
need of especial pains in this direction
with corn, shelled off the ground out of
doors, at this time of the year. It is so
apt to be wet or loy, or dirty, or be
mixed, when meant to be white or yel
low, or else to have rotten ears in it
from rapid husking. I have found by
sad experience and heavy loss, that it
does not pay at all, in any way, to crib
oorn out of doors on the ground for
winter and spring shelling. The loss
on grade and p ice by so doing will
often In a single year be enough te buy
lumber for cribs that will last ten years.
In Nebraska we usually raise as good
quality of corn as grows in the world,
yet frequently from neglect and ex
posure, we send It to market In such -condition
that it grades poor No. 4
oorn, instead cf good No., 2, and ' this
means a net loss of full two cents a
bushel, usually; enough to' buy the
lumber for good cribs large enough to
hold it. Here is a point eminently
worth the attention of the very best of
farmers. G. W, Sharp.
Chicago, Ills., March 5, 1894.
Cedar County Organized to Circulate
Hartington, Neb, Feb. 0, 94.
Editor Wealth Makers:
Cedar county seems somewhat isolat
ed from the balance of the counties of
the state, at least In "Populistio'
sense Cedar is not a Populist strong
hold, but It has some very strong
P.puli-ts within Its hornet, and they
are not so few in number as they
might be, either.
The county committee met last Satur
day in response to a call from the chair
man, to discass plans for the present
campaign and while the number was
not large, the spirit was both large and
The plan of "distributlnsr literature"
was adopted and a good sum subscribed
with which to start the ball to rolling.
E. Bordwell tendered his resignation
as chairman, and B. G. Campbell of
Bolden was chosen. The Populists of
Cedar county are neither dead nor sound
asleep, and that party is liable to be
heard from yet Popuust.
HufTalo County Al lance Men Itefuae
Shsxtox, Neb., March 6, 1894.
At a meeting of our A'lianoo March
C.h, held for the purpose ot organizing
in the Aid Degree, the following reso
lutions were unanlmoutly alopted:
Wherea. We see a writer in the
World llerald Is advocating t fusion of
the Independents with the D-mocratlo
party tad a division of the iflloes, and
Wbureat, Such a scheme of fusion
for the sake of the offices It dlgutiag
to the men of principle who belong to
the Inaepeodtnt party, and would re
sult In tu death and burial; therefore
Pwjtolved, That while we do not be
lieve It p'Mtlble that an f adereident
state convention can be gotW a together
mat will have one ( f fut. a; yet,
11 ru.ioo la voted by th regular stata
cunveatioD, we pledge nurtolvei to tend
atirtraU't loan iBdepraueBt atat con
vention that will put a tral4tt tntt
(Hst dut tUikct la tins fi-td. And wo
farther p't-dg ouwlr lo if hcm
rt . 'hl a ilmlirht llfki (a ia th
nV U Iu Uu count).
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