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October 4, 1S94.
Labor Day at Baltimore.
Labor day there was a parade of 3,000
workingmen and a picnic and speeches
at Darley park. Luceia Saniel, Socialist
of New York and Walter Vrooinan of
Boston, were the speakers. Both urged
the use of the ballot instead of the strike
Mr. Luceiu Saniel said in part:
On the side of protection it is argued
that we must protect American labor
from the pauper labor of Europe. The
capitalist is ready to use much cheaper
labor than the cheapest pauper labor,
and that is the labor of the machine.
From 1880 to 1890 there came to this
country 5,626,000 emigrants, and no
doubt a great many of them were im
ported on the contract labor system for
the purpose of lowering the rate of
wages. Pat at the same time the in
crease in the products of machinery was
from 1200.000,000 to $ 414,000,000, so
that at the present rate of increase of
machinery we are creating every ten
years a value of $4,000,000,000 of ma
chinery, equivalent in productive power
to the capacity of 40,000,000 paupers.
The protectionist says that he wants to
elevate labor, but all he seels is higher
profits, which he cannot obtain without
raising his prices higher than wages.
The free trader says he would elevate
labor by cheapening goods, but he seeks
higher profits and cannot get them un
(.less he reduces wages in greater propor
' tion to the prices of goods. Both are
tomfooling, seeking merely the spoils of
labor. The evident solution is not in
protection nor in free trade; nor in gold,
in silver, nor in any capitalistic plaster
on a wooden log, but in a co-orerative
commonwealth through which the pro
ducing laborer may have full access to
all the means of production and full
fruit of his labor. To obtain this it is
, necessary to take political action. The
people of Maryland should ask their
representatives and senators in congress
about the measures for the relief of labor
to which their names are attached, and
on the other hand they should look at
all special legislation in the interest of
capital which may be placed 'to their
credit or discredit.
The capital engaged in manufacture in
Maryland in the past census decade had
increased from $58,000,000 to $120,
000,000. Therefore, $62,000,000 of
additional capital was exclusively the
product of labor, but what have the
workmen of Maryland to show in com
pensation? Reduced wages, rags and an
empty larder. Mr. Saniel then spoke of
the recent big strikes. "They showed,"
he said, "that in any industry in which
capital is concentrated or 'trustified.'
such as railroads, iron mines, telegraph
systems, sugar and so on, the old wea
pons of labor the strike and the boy
cotthave become absolutely inefft?ctive.
The power of organized labor today lies
v ' in the use of the ballot, and it must be
used to place in power men of their own
class. They must unite against the old
parties. When Boss Piatt of the Repub
lican party and Boss Brice of the Demo
cratic party are partners in mines of
Tennessee and Alabama; when under the
leadership of Mr. Whitney Mr. Cleveland's
' Democratic friends in New York unite
with ex-President Harrison's Philadel
phia Republican friends to 'trustify' all
the municipal franchises of American
cities; when every monopoly is conducted
upon Jay Gould's principles of being Re
publican in Republican districts and
Democratic in Democratic districts, it is
evident that there is, so far as the peo-
' pie at large are concerned, no difference
.at all between the Dem6cratic and Re
publican parties. With the police every
where soaked in prostituiion and a Sen
ate soaked in sugar, it is apparent that
all public virtue, if there is any left, has
taken refuge among the working classes,
and it is upon this class that we must de
pend for the preservation of American
institutions and the salvation of the re
public" Strongly Supported by the Leaders,
Hampton, Neb., Sept. 25, 1894.
Editor Wealth Makers:
' As I see an ocun onal communication
from the "female side of the house" I
venture to ask a small space in your
valuable paper. From your own editor
ials I see you are an advocate of Woman
CI..CC T . .3 A .1 1.
stood on this reform till you came out in
its favor. How I did hope thatourstate
convention at Grand Island would put
this plank in its platform and thus keep
step with Colorado and Kansas: but
perhaps the time is not yet for it. But
one thing I do say, and I voice the senti
ment of every Populist woman (and lots
of others, too), when I declare that we
all want to vote for the Populist nomi
nee for congress of the 4th district,
Judge Stark, one of the best and largest-hearted
men in the 4th district as
well as his own county of Hamilton.
And he is a man who if elected will nobly
defend the right.
Mrs. Annie; M. Steele.
President, Hamilton county W. C. T. D.
When a deed is done for Freedom, through the
broad earth's aching breast
Runs a thrill of Joy prophetic, trembling on
from East t West,
And the slave, where'er he cowers, feels the
soul within him climb
To the awful verge of manhood, as the energy
Of a century bursts full blossomed on the
thorny stem of Time. J. B. Lowill.
Ask your neighbor to read some spec
ial article in The Wealth Makjkus and
then tell him that he can get the truth
until election for 10 cents.
WHEN HE COMETH.
Through the deep and hoi; silence
Of an evening In the sky,
Came a melancholy murmur,
Rose a low and plaintive cry.
And the murmuring grew louder,
And the cry took on an air
As If hope had almost vanished.
Almost yielded to despair.
And the Lord of glory listened.
Earthward turned his loving eyes,
Marked the hardships of his children,
Heard with pity all their cries.
Saw the thousands born to suiter,
In the earth to drudge and moil;
Heard the groanlngs of the millions
O'er their unrequited toil.
And the Lord was filled with sadness,
Deeper far than tongue can tell.
And bin bosom heaved with sorrow
And his tears of pity fell.
And he said: "I fear my brothers
Living on the earth below
Have forgot the truths I tanght them
Near two thousand years ago.
"For I see ten thousand children
Starving lor a crust of bread
In a land tbat's overflowing
with the plenty Qod has made.
"Mothers, sisters, wives are fainting
Over tasks, that, never done.
Crush the life of soul within them
Ere that life is well begun.
"Maids I see with hearts aa stainless
As a flake of falling snow,
Doomed to die of want and hunger,
Or to live in shame and woe.
"I will go again among them.
Teach and show them how to live,
Should my life again be needed
Even that I'll freely give."
Then he laid aside his glory,
Laid aside his Kingly crown:
In the garments of a workman,
Christ, the King of kings, came down-
With ne stately pomp or pageant,
Glad acclaim or pealing bells,
No angelic hosts announce him,
No prophetic voice foretells.
But he comes among the lowly,
Shares their sorrows, feels their pain,
Suffers cold and want and hunger,
Meets the looks of arch disdain.
And be tolls as other workmen.
Earns like tfcem his dally bread,
And he preaches as he labors,
Of the living, not the dead.
And he savs: "Ye all are brothers,
Children of one common birth,
And your father, God, creates you
Equal owners of the earth."
And again the rich denounce He,
Spoilers of the widow's home.
Who have seized their brother's birthright.
Caused them wanderers to roam.
And he spoke In bitter censure.
When he saw on every hand
Countless thousands seeking labor,
Wandering homelejs through the land.
And he sighed to see the watchmen,
(Teachers of the way of right),
Who the torch of truth should carry,
Busy keeping out the light.
And he wept to see the churches,
Which the name of Christ extolled,
Prostrate at the feet of Mammon,
Worshipping the god of gold.
And he raid thai lu i he future.
W ror g shall perish, right prevail,
For the Lord himself has spoken,
And his words can never fail.
And tne common people heard Him,
Gladly listened to his voice,
And the words of truth He taught them
Made their sinking hearts rejoice.
But the infidels In pulpits,
And the hirelings of the press,
And the purchased tools on rostrums.
(Sycophants of smooth address).
Bribed and bribers, some in ermine,
Who tbelr consciences have sold,
Who have bartered off their manhood,
For a pinch of glittering gold
These with one accord denounced him,
Warned the peoplenot to hear,
Called him anarchist and traitor,
Spre d the tidings far and near,
That their sacred rights were threatened
And their liberties assailed.
Heaped an anathemas upon him,
Hurled invective, scoffed and railed.
But their flocked from far to hear him, -Eager
throngs from every shore,
And the more the rich reviled him,
Humble people loved him more.
Then the rich who lived by plunder,
And their soulless parasites,
(Who, with their Ignoble plenty,
Tram pie do wn all human rights. )
These, In secret council plotting,
Did with one accord agree
To accuse the Lord of treason
'Gainst the nation, grand and free.
So they took the humble teacher,
Who had dared to blame their greed,
Him, whose mighty heart in sorrow,
Did for wretched mankind bleed.
Who, with never falling comfort,
Soothed the spirit of the sad,
Shared his morsel with the needy,
Bade the fainting heart be g:ad.
And they brought the Lord to trial,
Him, whom Heaven and earth extolled,
And the plaintiffs bought the Jury,
Bought them with their stolen gold.
And they found the Savior "guilty!"
But the word was scarcely told,
Till the people's dormant manhood
Burst voloanlc, uncontrolled,
As when mighty wave en ocean
That engulfs a sinking bark,
Hurls the shattered wrtok beneath It.
To the depths, profound and dark.
So the people, reused to action,
In one great, resistless throng,
Hurled the tyrants from the stations
They had desecrated long.
Then the reign of Wrong was ended,
And oppression's rule was o'er;
And established Justice triumphed
In our land from shore to shore.
Now, from out the hallowed precincts,
Of that heavenly land above,
Christ looks down with approbation,
On a land that's ruled by lo re.
Q. A. MrHBO.
Amherst, Neb., Sept. 14, MM.
The new song book contains about
125 pages, extra large size, illustrated
cover page. No doggerel in it All high
class, patriotic, pathetic, humorous; en
thusing matter. Now ready.
Adopted by the Convention at Om
aha Nebraska, July 4, 1892.
Assembled upon the one hundred and
sixteenth anniversary of the Declaration
of Independence, the People's Party of
America, in their first national conven
tion, invoking upon their action the
blessings of Almighty God, puts forth in
the name, and on behalf of the people of
the country, the following preamble and
declaration of principles:
The conditions which surround us best
justify our co-operation; we meet in the
midst of a nation brought to the verge
of moral, political and material ruin.
Corruption dominates the ballot box,
the legislatures, the Congress, and
touches even the ermine of the
bench. The people are demoralized;
most of the states have been compelled
to isolate the voters at the polling places
to prevent universal intimidation or
bribery. The newspapers are largely
subsidized or muzzled; public opinion
silenced; business prostrated; our homes
covered with mortgages; labor impover
ished; and the land concentrating in the
hands of the capitalists. The urban
workmen are denied the right of organi
zation for self-protection; imported pau
perized labor beats down their wages; a
hireling army, unrecognized by our law,
is established to shoot them down; and
they are rapidly degenerating into Euro
pean conditions. The fruits of the toil of
millions are boldly stolen to build np
colossal fortunes for a few, unprecedented
in the history of mankind, and the pos
sessors of these in turn despise the re
public and endanger liberty. From the
same prolific womb of governmental in
justice we breed the two great classes
tramps and millionaires.
The national power to create money
is appropriated to enrich bondholders; a
vast public debt, payable in legal tender
currency, has been funded in to gold-bearing
bonds, thereby adding millions to
the burdens of the people.
Silver, which has been accepted as coin
since the dawn of history, has been de
monetized to add to the purchasing pow
er of gold, by decreasing the value of all
forms of property, as well as human la
bor, and the supply of currency is pur
posely abridged to fatten usurers, bank
rupt enterprise, and enslave industry. A
vast conspiracy against mankind has
been organized on two continents, and
it is rapidly taking possession of the
world. If not met and overthrown at
once it forebodes terrible social convul
sions, the destruction of civilization, or
the establishment of an absolute despot
ism. We have witnessed for more than
a quarter of a century the struggles of
the two great political parties for power
and plunder, while grievous wrongs have
been inflicted upon the suffering people.
We charge that the controlling influence
dominating both these parties have per
mitted the existing dreadful conditions
to develop, without serious effort to
prevent or restrain them.
Neittier do they now promise us any
substantial reform. They have agreed
together to ignore, in the coming cam
paign, every issue but one. They pro
pose to drown the outcries of a plundered
people with the uproar of a, sham battle
over the tariff; so that capitalists, corpo
rations, national banks, rings, trusts,
watered stock, the demonetization of sil
ver, and the oppressions of the usurers
may all be lost siirht of. They propose
to Kiicritice our homes, lives unci children
on the altar of Mammon; to destroy the
multitude in order to secure corruption
funds from the millionaires. Assembled
on the anniversary of the birthday of
the nation, and filled with the spirit of
the grand generation of men, who estab
lished our independence, we seek to re
store the government of the Republic to
the hands of "the plain people," with
whose class it originated. We assert our
purposes to be identical with the purpose
of the national constitution: "to forma
more perfect union, establish justice, in
sure domestic tranquility, pro videfor the
common defense, promote the general
welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty
ourselves and our posterity."
We declare that this republic can only
endure as a free government while built
upon the love of the whole people for each
other and for the nation; that it cannot
be pinned together by bayonets, that the
civil war is over and that every passion
and resentment which grew out of it must
die with it; and that we must be in fact,
as we are in name, one united brother
hood. Our country finds itself confront
ed by conditions for which there is no
precedent in the history of the world.
Our annual agricultural productions
amount to billions of dollars in value,
which must within a few weeks or months
be exchanged for billions of dollars of
commodities consumed in their produc
tion; the existing currency supply is
wholly inadequate to make this exchange.
The results are failing prices, the forma
tion of combines and rings, and the im
poverishment o theproducingclass. We
pledge ourselves that if given power we
will labor to correct these evils by wise
and reasonable legislation, in accordance
with the terms of our platform. ,
We believe that the powers of govern
ment in other words, of the people
should be expanded (as in the case of the
postal service) as rapidly and as far as
the good sense of an intelligent people,
and the teachings of experience, shall
justify; to the end that oppression, in
justice and poverty shall eventually cease
in the land.
While our sympathies as a party of re
form are naturally upon the side of every
proposition which will tend to make men
intelligent, virtuous and temperate, we
nevertheless regard these questions im
portant as they are as secondary to the
great issues now pressing for solution;
and upon which not only our individual
prosperity, but the very existence of free
institutions depends; and we ask all men
to first help us to determine whether we
are to have a republic to administer, be
fore we differ as to the conditions upon
which it is to be administered; believing
that the forces of reform this day organ
ized will never cease to move forward un
til every wrong is righted and equal pri
vileges established for all the men and
women of this country.
We declare, therefore, "-v,',w;
UNION OP THE PEOPLE.
First, That the union of the labor
forces of the United States this day con
summated, shall be permanent and per
pstual; may its spiritenter into allhearti
for the salvation of the republic and the
uplifting of mankind.
Second, Wealth belongs to him whs
creates it; an every dollar taken from
industry, without an equivalent, is rob
bery. "If any man will not work neithei
hall he eat." The interests of rural and
civic labor are the same; their enemies
Third. We believe that the time baa
came whei the railroad corporations
will either own the people or the peopls
must own the railroads; and should the
government ent-r upon the work of own
ing and managing the railroads, we
should favor an amendment to the con
stitution by which Ail persons engaged
in the government service shall be pro
tected by civil service regulations of the
most rigid character, so as to prevent
the increase of the power of the national
administration by the nse of such addi
tional gonernment employes.
We damand a national currency, safe
sound and flexible; issued by the general
government only; a full legal tender for
all debts public and private; and that
without the use of bankingcorporations;
a just equitable and efficient means of
distribution direct to the people, at a tax
not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, U
be provided as set forth in the sub-treasury
plan of the Farmers' Alliance, or
some better system; also by payments in
discharge of its obligations for public
We demand free and unlimited coinage
of silver and gold nt the present legal
ration of 16 to 1.
We demand that the amount of cir
culating medium be speedily increased to
not less than 50 per capita.
We demand a graduated income tax.
We believe that the money of ths
country should be kept, as much as pos
sible, in the hands of the people; an
hence we demand that all state and na
tional revenues shall be limited to tV
necessary expenses of the governmen,
economically and honestly administered.
We demand that postal savings banks
beestablished by the government for the
safe deposit of the earnings of the people
and the facilitation of exchange.
Transportation being a means of ex
change and a public necessity; the gov
ernment should own and operate the
railroads in the interest of the people.
The telegraph and telephone, like the
postoffice system, being a necessity, for
the transinissionof news, should be owned
and operated by the government in the
interests of the people.
The land, including all natural re
sources of wealth, is the heritage of the
people, and should not be monopolized
for speculative purposes; audalieu owner
ship of land should be prohibited. All
land now held by railroads and other
corporations in excess of their actual
needs, and all lands now owned by
aliens, should be reclaimed by the gov
ernment and held for actual settlers
The following resolutions were offered
independent of the platform, and were
adopted, as expressive of the sentiments
of the convention:
Resolved, That we demand a free ballot
and a fair count in all elections, and
pledge ourselves to secure to it every
legal voter without federal intervention,
through the adoption by the states of
the unperverted Australian secret ballot
Resolved, That therevenuederivedfrom
a graduated income tax should be appli
ed to the reduction of tbeburdenof taxa
tion now levied upon the d6mestic in
dustries of this couutry.
Resolved, That we pledge our support
to fair and liberal pensions io ex-Union
soldiers and sailors.
Resolved, Thau condemn the fallacy
of protecting American labor under the
present system, which opens our ports to
the pauper and criminal classes of the
world, and crowds out our wage-earners
and we denounce the present ineffective
law against contract labor, and demand
the further restriction of undesirable
Resolved, That we cordially sympa
thize with the efforts of organized work
ingmen to shorter the hours of labor and
demand a rigid enforcement of the exist
ing eight-hour law on government work,
and ask that a penalty clause be added to
Resolved, That we regard the main
tenance of a large standing army of
mercenaries, known as the Pinkerton
H.vsteni, as a menace to our liberties, and
we demand its abolition, and wecondemn
the recent invasion of the Territory of
Wyoming by the hired assassins of
Plutocracy, assisted by Federal officers.
Resolved, That we commend to the
thoughtful consideration of the people
and the reform press, the legislative sys
tem known as the Initiative and Referen
dum. Resolved, That we favor a constitu
tional provision limiting the office of a
president and vice president to one term,
and providing for the election of the
senators by a direct vote of the people.
Resolved, That we oppose any subsidy
or national aid to any private corpora
lion for any purpose.
II. E. Tacbeneck, Chairman, Marshall,
J. H. Turner, Secretary, Georgia.
Lawrence McFarland, Secretary, New
M. C. Rankin, Treasurer, Terre Haute,
Oar State Platform.
We, the People's Indepenpent party of
the state of Nebraska, reaffirm the prin
ciples laid down in the national platform
adopted at Omaha, July 4, 1892. We
emphasize the demand for free and un
limited coinage of silver and gold at the
present ratio 16 to 1. We brand as
treason to labor in every field, and to
labor in every field, and to the best inter
ests of the whole country, the uncondi
tional repeal by congress of the purchas
ing clause of the Sherman act. We de
mand both state and national laws for
the encouragement and promotion of
the irrigation of onr arid and semi-arid
We demand that congress shall speedi
ly pass a law by which the federal courts
will be prevented from suspending the
operation of a state law at the dictation
We demand a liberal service pension to
all honorably discharged union soldiers
and sailors of the late war.
We declare for municipal ownership of
street cars, gas and electric light plants
and water works.
We demand compulsory arbitration of
all controversies between employers and
We heartily approve the course of Sen
ator William V. Allen and Congressmen
W. A. McKeighan and O. M. Kem for
their fidelity and loyalty to our entire
interests, and we compliment Congress
man W. J. Bryan, who, though elected as
a Democrat, has given strong support to
many of our reform measures.
We demand a more economical admin
istration of our state government, and a
more strict accountability of moneys ap
propriated and expended.
We reiterate our demand for a maxi
mum freight rate law or the enforcement
of the one now on our statute books.
We demand the amendment of our
state constitution by the adoption of
what are properly known as theinitiative
We demand the enforcement of the
present law for the investment of our
permanent school fund as directed, and
not through bond investment companies,
at a loss to said fund or profit to specu
lators and money sharks.
We demand that all officers, both state
and county, be paid a reasonable salary,
In accordance with the labor to be per
formed and the amount of skill required,
and that all fees be turned into the gen
eral fund for state and county purposes.
We commend to the favorable consid
eration of the state the building of what
is known as the Gulf & Interstate rail
road, now under process of construction
We demand that immediate steps be
taken for the relief of the drouth sufferers
of our state, and that some means be
devised to give them employment and
Having stated our demands, we cordi
ally invite all persons who are in sympa
thy with them to co-operate with us, re
gardless ol former party afflictions.
The new song book, noir ready for de
livery, is immense. Fire in your orders.
Thirty-live cents a oopy.
Growth of "Anarchism."
Denver, Colo., Sept. 23, 1894.
Editor Wealth Makers:
The immense throng which greeted
the Rev. Mr. Reed at the Coliseum last
evening showed that his cause and the
people's were one and the same. The
speaker began by saying that ith ko
effort of his own he had gained a nations'
reputation, that he was classed with the
Prof. Herron, Gov. Altgeld and others
as an anarchist. vf
He then reviewed so-called anarchism
in this country as follows: "Beginning
with the sons of liberty, thai tittle band
that dared to face the "law A.td order"
class of that day and Bay, we respect not
the laws of Great Britain for they are not
founded on justice and equity. Mr. Reed
stated that law which was not founded
on justice and equity need not be re
spected. Abolitionists were next cited as
anarchists. They were ostracised from
the upper classes as the Populists ot to
day. John Brown and William Lloyd
Garrison were law breakers, hence,
according to the modern definition
anarchist, said the speaker. John 9rawn
broke the law ot Kansas, the law of Towa
and Missouri; he broke the law fl f he
United States, and the "law and order
men of that day called him an anarchisu,
yet when the rope fell from the neck of
his martyred body, the shackles fell from
the slave as well. Next the speaker re
ferred to Christ as an anarchist. Hepaid
no attention to laws if unjust. Christ
entered the temple of the money changers
and overturned their tables (did not
wait to send a sheriff); went into a tern
pie not his own, overturned tables of
those with whom he was unacquainted.
He also trespassed in fields not his own
a id without rebuke allowed his followers
to satisfy their hunger on grain not their
own. He broke the Jewish Sabbath by
healing a man on the Sabbath day. Said
the speaker, "Saved the man and broke
the Sabbath all to pieces." Man is
higher than material things." The earth
was made for man, not he for it. Jesus
C irist was crucified because he was in
sympathy with the poor, added the
speaker, but some people seemed to think
that he rode in a barouche with four
white horses. Alasl he was a tramp
had not a place to lay his head.
At intervals during his eloquence Rev.
Mr. Reed referred most wittily to the
kid-gloved reception at the Brown Palace
Hotel of Senator Wolcott, and regretted
that the money lavished on flowers for
the occasion wonld have supplied a
whole desolate village with food, but it
seemed so very fitting to bring flowers
on the return of those who would return
no more to the halls of Congress.
Before closing the speaker spoke most
earnestly of the situation of our country
its wide domains fast becoming a land of
the millionaire and pauper. We are be
coming a nation of tenants. A subject
of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria owns two
countries not seventy miles from where
Abraham Lincoln sleeps. If tyranny and
oppression be not suppressed soon it
will never be suppressed. Laws were first
made by the Patricians of Rome for the
Plebs, and have ever since been in favor
of the rich." The chattel mortgage
statutes of Colorado were severely con
demned. I am glad, said Mr. Reed, to be
among the leaders of a party whose
efforts are to restore lost rights to the
people, and The Declarrtion of Indepen
dence was a great thing in its day and
for all time, yet it is no greater than the
Omaha Populist platform; and lastly, it
we do not carry the state in November
next I do not care to live in Colorado
and mayhap I would not be wanted here.
Van Laveto Crounerer.
WALTER BAKER & GO,
The Largest Manufacturers of
PURE, HIGH GRADE
COCOAS AND CHOCOLATES
On tbU Continent, hire ncelred
SPECIAL AND HIGHEST
ok all their Goods at th
I iw BREAKFAST COCOA,
j Which, unlike the Dutch mini,
" It mede without the uee of Alksltee
I nr other Chemtcela or Dvee.leebeo-
'lutelr Inure and whittle, and ooete
1m then one cent a cup.
SOLD BY GROCERS EVERYWHERE.
WALTER BAKER & CO. DORCHESTER, MASS.
m it cauia.
The Terrors of Paralysis
Overcome at Last bj the Advtnoa f
The Testimony ot a Man Who Was
Half Dead for Four Years To
day as Well and Strong
From The Oawego N. T. Palladium.)
No citizen of this village is betterknown
or more highly respected than Theodore
J. Wheeler, who has lived here for nearly
half a century. Five years ago he was
stricken with paralysis and was in its
worst form. The physicians said that
he would surely die. But Mr. Wheeler
did not die, and it is to tell the readers of
the Palladium about his almost miracu
lous recovery that a reportercalled upon
Despite his sixty-five years of age, and
the intense mental and bodily afflictions,
he has been obliged to endure for nearly
five years, Mr. Wheeler is still a Cae lott
ing man. He answered ta rrort's
ring at the door bell In person, tts in
vited him into his cosy sitter room,
where he told the following Jry:
"It was on the morn;- of Not. 37,
1888, that I was stricken down. I at
tempted to rata the morning M usu
al, when I fowd that I could not use my
limbs or i;;t. At first I thought they
wma2nd rubbed thembriskly W th
my hands for several minutes, but wit
put result. Finally I got back int
and sent for Dr. S. M. Bennett
village. He informed me that-
fered wnat is cominouij -
tout oTbedTana t
would drag my I
using my bands it
Inn, hnf nnahla tn V -.uar
with mv lower limhu.x fit the
lightest feeling In the t if r.y
body and a needle tb rtyi t i u u my tsd
parts wonld not produce the si" .1: t
pain. This went on until stent man;! i
ago. One day I read in ths Palladium of
a Canadian gentleman who snlfeted from
paralysis and who had found relief in Dr.
William's Pink Pills. In the symptoms
described by the sufferer I read an almost
exact counterpart of my own afflictions,
and 1 determined to give the medicine a
trial. Before I could hardly hope for re
suits I began to feel a marked improve
ment in my condition. First my kidneys
and then my bowels began again, after a
lapse of over four years, to perform theii
natural functions. The numbness left
my body and the sense of feeling returned.
This continued until the numbness had
left my limbs entirely. Now I can go up
to the village with one cane and in the
house I go around without any. It is
with the greatest pleasure that I reeom
inend Dr. Williams' Pink Pills to the pub
lic. I know what they have done for me
and I believe they will help others simi
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are prepared
by the Dr. Williams' Medicine Company
of Schenectady, N. Y., and Brockville,
Ontario. They contain in a condensed
form, all the elements necessary to give
new life and richness to the blood and re
store shattered nerves. They are an un
failing specific for such diseases as loco
motor ataxia, partial paralysis, St.
Vitus' dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheuma
tism, nervous headache, the after effects
of la grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale
and sallow complexion, and the tired
feeling resulting from nervous prostra
tion; all diseases resulting from vitiated
humors in the blood, such as scrofula,
chronic erysipelas, etc. Tbey are also a
specific for troubles peculiar to females,
such as suppressions, irregularities and
all forms of weakness. They build np
the blood, and restore the glow of health
to pale and sallow cheeks. In men they
effect a radical cure in all cases arising
from mental worry, overwork or excesses
of whatever nature.
Pink Pills are sold in boxes (never in
loose form, by the dozen or hundred, and
the public is cautioned againstnumerous
imitations sold in this shape) at 50 cents
a box, or six boxes for f 2.50, and may
be had of all druggists or directly by
mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Compa
ny from either address.
Ten Tons of Medicine
won't do you as much good as a week's
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The Burlington's local agent will
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also if you ask for it a beautifully il
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Deafness Oannot Be Oured
by local applications, as tbsy cannot reach ths
diseased portion ot the ear. There Is only
ene way to cure Deafness, and that is by con
stitutional remedies. Deafness Is caused by
an inflamed condition of ths mucous lining ot
the Eustachian Tub. When this tube gets lr
Darned you have a rumbling sound or Imper
fect bearing, and whan it is entirely closed
Deafness is the result, and unless ths lnflama
tlon can be taken out and this tub restored to
Its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed
forever; nine cases out ot ten are caused by
catarrh, which is nothing but tn Inflamed con
dition of the mucous surfaces ,
We will glv On Hundred Dollars for any
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