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THE WEALTH MAKERS
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A MODKRN MARTHA.
BV MATE MAITLAND.
The next morning John Austira went
down to the Camden"and Chicago ticket
office and told the agent that he under
stood that they were wiling tickets
cheap, and that he would like to do
ome carpenter work to pay for the same
The agent sent him to Mr. More, the
cuperintendeat of the road, who gave
him a comprehensive look when John
tated the object of his risit, and asked
Austin who had sent him there. When
John said it was Tom Ward he cautious
ly talked on, until he had deftly broach
ed the subject of politics, apparently in a
very indifferent mood, he said:
"You rote with our party do you not?"
but without waiting for John to reply
he continued: "The party w hose mem
bers owu the railroads and nearly all of
the other vast corporations which furn
ish work to those who are not too in
dolent tosupport themselves. The party
that has the most money in its coutrol."
John said that be had always voted that
ticket; but said no more, wanting to
learn what that had to de with his secur
"You are going away," said Mr. Moore.
'We sometimes give a ticket to oui
friends. It is just a fair exchange, you
aee. We desire some men elected who
iwill see that some measure is paused
which protects our interests, You don't
tore for the measure particularly, al
though what affects us, affects all men
that ever expect any employment from
us: but ho indirectly that meu seldom see
it in that light. However it is a fair ex
change, you want transportation?"
"Yes," said John, "but I don't waut
the ticket under those conditions. The
fact is I have changed my views a little
aince the last election."
"You have," said Mr. Moors, "and you
want to go to some other point to secure
work? "Yes, said John.
"And you want to go immediately 01
very soon. Let me see, I guess tin-re h
eome repairing which we want done. It
will not take more than a couple of day.
and then I think we can give you youi
ticket. You may call again in the morn
inir. "Isn't that," said John, "paying prettj
high for my labor?"
"Oh no, on the contrary it is charging
low rates for traveling. Times are so
hard that we. have reduced the rates
somewhat to induce more people-to ride
upon the railroad. We think that it is
demoralizing for reputable citizens to
travel along the highway like common
tramps. John went lipme tyiiying tne
matter over, and when he told his wife ol
the conversation he said:
"Why have I been so blind all these
years, Maria? Why didn't 1 think more
ipon these questions? And why didn 1 1
try to see into the motives that were be
liiiid these pretended interests in the
working classes? Why did I not only
vote differently, but try to induce others
to see the true light? Precious little does
the railroad managers care whether I
walk to Olney or not. But if I will note
vote their ticket, he is going to try to
tiasten my departure before election. Oh
I aw through your benevolent scheme,
Mr. Moore. How very kind and conside
rate you are! I must say that I have
fcrrii very stupid indeed for working on
yeur after year, and leaving you and
your comrades to do my thinking for me
upon political matters. Strange how
many of the men are doing just as I have
been! Itutsonie of them would vote
differently if they were not forced to be
come cowards for the sake of those whe in
they love and are depending upon them.
What we need is a retreat where those
'black-listed' men and all men can be
sure of a shelter and food for himself and
family when he hus incurred the displons
lire of his employer by voting contrary
to his commands. A place that will not
ouly provide shelter but also instruction
upon religious and political subjects. I
siiaii talk to cousiu Martha about it
when I see her. She will be so fearless
and so untiring in her efforts when she is
ouce awakened to the needs of the masses
or the "lower classes," as the Aristocrats
call us. She can do a great deal to help
us, I am sure. There must be many
others like ber who would take up our
cause, if we only go to work like reason
able beings and not full into any of the
traps that monopoly sets for us.
Of course corporate power prefers us to
be very obedient; but if we are going to
rebel tbey would, I am sure, rather we
should express our wrath by destroying
their property or in doing something by
which they can deprive us of the public
sympathy, aud call upon the goverment
to crush us.
While he is telling Maria all about bis
new convictious another discussion is
being carried on betreen Mr. Moore and
Cyrus Benham. They are devising plans
to break up the united efforts of the
working-men to defeat their candidates
for mayor and city council.
"Who are the leaders? said Mr. Moore.
They are two men who have always
S oted with us, and seemed to think that
tl course the ticket was right as it was
l)ne ot their own party.
But recently they have allied them
Solves with the Populist party and are
"everywhere talking and urging the other
men to vote us down; as that is the only
way to conquer us. ' When they begin to
nay that aud can get meu to listen to
them there is need for us to be on the
alert. I didu't suppose John Austin
could see through any sort of a scheme a
year ago, but I should want any of out
party to be very cautious how he
approaches Austiu now.
"Austin,' said Moore, "why he is the
fellow that came here this morning to see
about work. I proposed to give him
some to do and when that was finished
he could have the ticket which he seemed
to dewir'totake him apt. He is to call
to-morrow and we will came to some
eort of an Hgreement
"lie will not come," said Ben ham
promptly, "you can depeud on that.
believe he would rather starve than to
see our ticket elected. However I think
we can manage him some other way
How would thia do? You have a farmer
whom you know and whom yon can con
trol find some work for him in n place so
remote that he can t come home very
often: aft. r tbaS-is-sorcplrtsd !-tha-"fi:ii
ome way to keep him out of Cundi-n as
loiig as we desire. Capital! saiu Moore,
"But I can't think of any plan by whicy
we can influence the other one, liale,
they call him I believe," said Benham.
Can't you threaten him with a fore
closure or something of that sort if be
dopsn't give up his free speech? said
"No," said Benham, "he can't be reach
ed that way. I have been looking around
to see if I couldn t buy up some paper 01
his: but I can't find anything. He will be
hard to manage as be is independent; he
owns his farm and it yields him a scanty
living, and he is too cautious to be in
duced into any extravagance and get in
However, said Benham, "he can t vote
here any way. and he is not so activeana
popular among t he men as the other one.
Tbey look upon Austin as a sort of a
hero who has lost all bis possessions,
and instead of supinely imploring mercy
from the inonied powers to dare to defy
Not more tbau a week after the above
conversation took place, there came an
offer to work for Mr. Freeman, a farmer
living nearly a hundred miles away; he
said that he wanted a barn bult and
that he had been told by Mr. MeCord
that John was a good workman he
thought that he would come up to see
if he couldn't engage him to do the work.
He refrained from stating that tie bad
been practically admonished not to men
tion either the name of Moore or Ben
ham and to first enquire of Tom Waid
to whom to go for recommendations lor
John knew Mr, MeCord well, and sup
posed the offer of work was a rare piece
of good fortune so be gladly consented
to accept it. He wrote to his tousin
Martha that as she couldn't promise
work immediately that he was going to
accept some near enough to enable him
to go home at electiou time, and then he
would go to Olney.
Martha wrote him that she was very
glad to hear of his decision; and for him
to observe what the condition and needs
of the working classes were about him at
all times. She said that she was very
glad to see him avail himself ol his op
portunity to vote down the power that
oppressed; aud repeated the suying which
can't be quoted too often that the ballot
is a surer and safer weapon than bullets.
Cyrus Beuham is seated in his hand
somely furnished library, his gaze is first
fixed upon the costly axminster carpet
aud then upon the handsome rosewood
and mahogany book-cuses but they are
ivideutly not the subject under discus
sion in his mind. He is thinking over
some of his plans for the election cam
paign. Then thesuggestion of Mr. Moore
comes to him again, and he is trying to
devise pome plan by which he can annoy
poor, old Mr. Dale. After some time be
decides that the only plan that he can
conceive would be to pretend that there
was a cloud upon the title of Mr. Dale's
land and that he had some claim upon it
und thus get him so alarmed that ht
sould forget about the election. "But,"
thought Beuham, "if he would ouly give
me a good sound send off aud tell m
that I was only a fit candidate for the in
fernal regions, instead of .talking to m
like mother used to do, I should like it
better. 1 can't stand his prayers. 1 can
feel them now," said he, shifting around
in his chair uneasily. "There, I will not
bother the old saint! 1 II be hanged if I
Will," said he, as he began to nod in his
chair; presently his head is thrown back
and he is asleep; but his sleep is troubled
as he starts and seems to see the most
hideous object that his eyes ever beheld.
He thought with a terrified look, its
Satan come to pay me a visit.
"les, said batan, as if he divined
Benham's thoughts, "you needn't feign
terror as it isn't the first time I have
visited you. How dare you defy me as
you did a little while ago and refuse to
do my bidding. You dare defy me, he
repeated in still more angry tones, as he
paced back and forth before Isenham,
the bones of his knee joints grinding and
striking together as he walked while from
his deeply set eyes which wereconstantly
iu motion came flashes of lightning
strong enough to almost blind lienhuin.
whose frame was shuking as in a heavy
thill while his tongue refused to move.
finally he gasped:
"I shall call upon the All-Powerful One,
He can dissolve you until you will be the
mereNt nothing at a single breath."
"lou will, eh?" said Satan, "you call
upon the All-Powerful One; yon whom he
has always supposed to be the truest I
have; you who have for so many years
disregarded His wishes; you who have
Bcorned His admonitions!
"Yes I shall," said Benham faintly
"If He is the All-Powerful One why
haven t you depended upon him to fur
ther you in your schemes heretorore,"
said Satan, "No Sir! I have helped you
a great many times and now it is accord
ing to our agreement that you should do
as 1 desire you. "lou must do it, con
tinued he, "besides you forget that I have
a mortgage upon your soul which I shall
"A mortgage on my soul!"
"Yes," said Satan; "look here," as he
opened a large parchment-roll, "This is
my seal," said he. pointing to the cross-
bones in the corner while Benham read.
"A Mortgage On Cyrus Benham's Soul,"
written in large, irregular, blood red
letters. "That is written with the blood
of Caleb Armstrong whom you will see in
the morning hanging dead in his em
ployers barn, lou took his money with
my help and then reason forsook him.
Now you would like to defraud me of my
just dues' Don't you think when I helped
you in your schemes time and again that
I required some surety like a mortgage
iromyou: l believe you deal in them
you ueeden't look so horrified; you know
wnat tney are
I want this whole business stopped and
that old huzzy of a Dule is to the bottom
ol the trouble. Heretofore 1 have set
supreme judge and ruler over the ballot
box, or over those that control it; or at
least over enough of them to iusure- me
the power that 1 desire. But here comes
that old nuisance of a Dale with his
womanish and impracticable notions aud
proposes to dethrone me and plnceChrist
ami ins religion parumouul. He advo
cates this everywhere. I tell you 1 shall
not allow it. My power must be main
tained here and elsewhere. And to whom
should 1 look for support if not from vou.
It I allow none of my spirits to work for
you any longer what will you do then?
jt this juncture Benham awoke and
suppose it is hardly necessary for me to
and that he didu t stop very lotiir to ex
plore the library to see if Satnn were ttill
lurking in some of the many curtained
recesses of the room.
to me CO-NTINCED.
A gaud appetite aud perfect digestion
won follow the use Ayer's Sarsaparilla
-- A Y .mttmm Pimm 1M t Onatfin 1 ! f
I am stili able to If about,
But I have a black eye and
Lots of court plu-'-r
I was in the recent fight,
I met the enemy and I
I thought I coold humbug
The people once more
With mugwumpery and shallow
Pretense of reform, and my
Tariff for revenue nonsense,
But it wouldn't go.
The people think tbey have
Won a great victory,
Bat tbey haven't, ail the same.
Me and the Republican party
Are one. We are
Married on all the main
I favor gold standard ,
So does the Republican party.
I stand by Wall street
The Republican party is in
The same boat.
I am the friend of trusts,
So is the Republican party;
I favor a policy that will
The same with the Republicans;
I favor the issue of bonds
For the Wall street bankers,
So do the Republicans.
I am opposed to the
Free coinage of silver,
The same are the Republicans.
I advocate bank control of the
So does the Republican party.
What havethe people gained by the
Can any one tell?
The people think they have
Secured a change of policy;
They have simply
If we cannot beat the pops and
Humbug the people,
Mo and the Republican party will
We are determined to run
The people haven't sense enough to
Get onto our racket.
I am busted,
But my friends, the
Trusts, will be taken care of.
I won't worry!
It's my turn next, you know,
If the pops don't
Educate the people
Open their eyes so tbey can
See bow we are robbing them.
It the people can be kept ignorant
We are all right
If they begin to think, then
The devil will be to pay, and
No pitch hot.
Money as a Measure of Value
Editor Wealth Makers:
Labor is the true measure of value; in
other words all things are valuable (ac
cording to this true measure) on account
of the amount of labor it takes to pro
duce them. '
To illustrate. It takes a certain
amount of labor to produce a bushel of
wheat, on an average, and the price of
the wheat ought to be enough to pay
generously for this labor.
Every reasonable man will say this is
right, and ought to be the case.
But this is not the case, as value is now
measured by money.
To make this clear, we will assume that
t takes one dollar in labor to produce
one bushel of wheat, but this wheat will
only bring fifty cents in the market. It
is only valuable for the. amount of money
it will bring, measured by the money
measure of value. I see, thelabor cutsno
The true value, that should prevail, is
set aside, and the money value is always
taken for the real value, lou see how it
is aB illustrated in this case. The money
value does not correspond with thelabor
Now let us reason. In order to have it
just right, the money value and thelabor
value should be equal. ,
If the wheat cost a dollar in labor, it
should be worth a dollar in money.
1 his discrepancy between labor value
and money value, is the cause of untold
wrong to the mass of mankind. It has
caused revolutions and sunken empires
in the past, making labor too cheap and
money too dear.
We can ail see this discrepancy and we
know it is not right, and the question
arises, what is the remedy?
We can only hint at the remedy in this
As it is a law in political economy rec
ognized every where, that to increase the
volume of money, lowers the price or
value of money paid in the productions
of labor, it is therefore apparent that the
first step is to increase the per capita
volume of money in actual circulation
until prices measured by money and by
labor are equal.
(bis can only be brought about by
giving the government, which has the
sole power to issue money, the power
also, to dktribute the same.
Success such as the world never dreamed
of will be realized when this is accom
plished. I. N. Kellogg.
Selections by It. Agnes C
Level wealth with honesty.
M. B. U. Eddy.
Be silent, or say something better than
Heaven will be the sweet surprise of a
perfect explanation. Duummoxd.
The pursuit of even the best things
ought to be calm and tranquil. Oceuo.
All reforms have to pass through three
stages, viz., ridicule, argument, adoption.
John Stuart Mill.
"We are never so ridiculous by the
qualities we really have, as by those we
affect to have."
Love of his fellow creatures should be
the ruling principle of the just man in all
his work, for such weigh most in the
celestial balance. Veudas.
Premature baldness may be prevented
and the hair made to grow on heads al
ready bald, by the use of Hall's Veget
able Sicilian Hair Reuewer.
Editor Wealth Makers:
Ouce more at home I can read the
Populist papers. In yours of Dec. 6th is
a letter from Mr. Little that has reference
to a " Christian colony." Not knowing
what has gone before I may not speak to
the point, but it is to be hoped no effort
will be made to "colonize" Christians.
My conception of Christianity is that it
is a yeast cake kneaded in to the dough
of maukind which leavens it into God-
What motive would actuate a commu
nity of Christians to herd as a colony?
It would so far as I can see simply be
the selfish one of shirking responsibilities
in life, and excluding the animal in others
from growth into the possibilities of
manhood. Had Christ reasoned in that
way he could have founded a beautiful
Christian colony by calling about him
the spirits of departed good. But, being
the Son of God, like a generous hero he
mingled among the human animals of
earth, in the thickest of the fight. His
blood was shed, and because of that, tne
bacteria of selfish ignorance has been
slowly working out of the minds and
hearts of men. When the Christian seeks
to build a heavenly kingdom on earth by
"colonies" behind Chinese walls of ex
clusion it simply shows the yeast is not
How caii you and your many noble
friends do more good than by following
the lines of that great modern retormer,
Iirnatius Donnelly, by being practical
earthly, rather than spiritual heavenly.
No offence is meant nor any intention
to decry thespiritual and beautiful. But
the fact of our being on earth is proof of
our mundane condition. A spade is of
use in certain applied purposes, but if it
should be strung with strings to become
a harp, it would fail in both its natural
aud unnatural purposes. So would a
harp fail in assuming functions of aspade
and that is why many reformers find it
difficult to grow human instincts into
generous godly ones. Do not try to
build an Eden with a wilderness for its
boundaries, because toiling humanity
would have to sink back into barbarism.
Like John in the wilderness let each
Populist whether Christian like yourself,
or worldly practical like myself, spread
the glad tidings of commercial freedom,
each in his appointed sphere, that panics
may cease and poverty to the industri
ous be no more. Could we place a radical
Populist, well informed and grounded on
Christian principles in the midst of every
township in this nation it would be well.
There among the "conservatives" like
a present day Christ bearing his cross, he
would leaven the whole people. He
would teach first that as the "divine
right" of kings to rule was founded on
the king's impudence and the people's ig
norance; so is "intrinsic" money's claims
to honesty (that labor shall pay interest)
founded on the money dealer s impudence
and the people's ignorance.
"Ignorance is the curse of God; knowl
edge, the wing with which we fly to heav
en," writes the great poet,
Intrinsic money that is based on debt
and subject to the will of designing men
is the curse of God and can not be honest
money. Non-intrinsic money issued by
this nation (legal tender for all debts
public and private) to pay its own ex
penses would make it self sustaining and
not as now a pauper. Such money would
be based on the honest labor which was
paid to the nation, and would be honesj;
money. It would become so plentiful in
a few years that the money dealer would
have to seek honest toil as the fish seeks
the water and for the same reason.
Fivr hundred millions of dollars per
year would thus seek channels ot trade,
spreading comfort among industry and
business instead of seeking as now the
money loaning centers. Permit ail men
to be toilers and compel none to be slaves
aud none will be hungry but the lazy.
Gold is not money until it has the fiat or
stamp of government upon it, and if gold
could not be cornered it would yet be
foolish to use such costly material when
paper is so much moie adapted to use in
making exchanges. The cheapest money
we can use is the most honest to toil
which has to produce all money. Be
honest to toil and we build a house not
made with hands fit for the habitation of
God's image. Paterualism applied for
benefit of a class, as in national and state
banking and corporate railroading and
other public functions, is vile. If applied
by national use, by all for all, as in the
postal system, it is grand and good.
Where, oh! God of common business
sense aud honesty, will the merchant, the
mechanic and farmer learn that the fiscal
systems of the world as now built are
based on fallacy?
But we are making great progress, my
Populist friends. Do not get discour
aged. Read history and work the growth of
mankind in civilization. It took four
thousand years for man to learn he
should agree with his neighbor under one
set of laws. For one thousand years
despotic ideas in religion contended with
liberal ones, resulting in religious liberty.
For a longer time despotic ideas in gov
ernment contended with liberal ideas, re
sulting in the political liberty we now
enjoy, which is less than two hundred
years old. We are now living in an era
of despotic ideas in commerce and com
munication, which are contending with
liberal ideas in trade.
Under the intellectual crusade banners
of a commercial republic, to fit in with
our political republic, the Christians' God
calls upon every real man to do his duty.
Let the Populist who is the abolitionist
of today fuse with nothing but commer
cial freedom and the world will fuse with
us for the good and glory of mankind.
1 A.J. Gustin.
Kearney, Neb., Dec. 10,1894.
Brother Gustin is inerrorinsupposiug
wehaveiuview a colouy which will "be
separated from the world. .The thought
is to simplj organize "a new kind of cor
poration," a Christian body, without
which Christ's spirit cannot be socially
manifested. The leaven we propose to
leave in society. We would live in the
world, but not be of it. Our object is to
save the world, not to save ourselves
from the world. I. our good broth'rhad
read previous issues of the paper he
would have understood better. Editor
Last Honor to De Lesseps.
Paris, Dec. 17. The funeral of the
late Count Ferdinand de Lesseps. who
died December 7, took place at noon
to-day in the church of St, Pierre de
Chalot, outside of Paris. The church
'BY THE ETERNAL-
Charaotarlstie Stories of "Old ;
General Armstrong, assistant com
missioner of Indian affairs thinks that
Andrew Jackson was one of tha
greatest men this country ever pro
duced, and has a number of stories
which were told him by his uncle, who
was an intimate friend of Old Hickory.
One of them is very characteristic of
Louis Cass, secretary of war, was
over at the White house one day with
some important papers for the presi
dent to sign, among them being a
court martial findings.
"Cass, what is this," inquired Jack
son, as he was about to sign his name
to the document.
"It is a court martial," answered
"What have I to do with it?" asked
"It dismisses an officer from the
service; and the president must sign
Jackson toyed with the paper and
said, musingly. "Dismissed from the
army, eh? Why?"
"Drunkenness; getting drunk and
falling down on parade, or something
of that kind," answered the secretary.
"WTho ordered the court?" asked
"General Scott," answered Cass.
"Who is it?" inquired the president,
with much interest.
"Inspector-General Kraun," replied
"What!" shouted Jackson. "My
old friend Colonel Kraun! Cass, just
read what that paper says."
The secretary read the usual form
of the court martial sentence in such
The president then took the paper
and wrote across the bottom where
he was about to sign his name:
"The within findings are disap
proved, and Colonel Kraun is restored
to his duty and rank."
He passed the paper back to Secre
tary Cass, and said with his usual ve
hemence: "By the eternal! Cass, when you
and Scott serve your country as well
as that man has you can get drunk on
duty every day."
A young man from Tennessee, son
of a friend of General Jackson, came
to Washington for a place. He
looked about and found what he
wanted. It was in the war depart
ment, and filled by a very efficient
Whig, whom Secretary Cass would
not remove. The young man told
Jackson the situation, and Cass was
"Cass," said the president, "this
young man, son of my old friend,
says you have got a place in the war
department filled by a Whig which
you won't give him."
Secretary Cass explained that the
duties of the office were a peculiar
kind, and he could get no one to fill
the place if the man now in it should
be removed. Jackson flared up.
"By the eternal, Cass, do you mean
to tell me you have an office in your
department filled by a Whig which
cannot be filled by a Democrat? Then
abolish the office!"
The young man got his place.
The Visitor Who's that fellow on
the platform? He's nothing remark
able to look at.
The Freak Exhibitor, with pride
He isn't, eh? Why, sir, that's the
man who, when he went into an art
gallery, never toll everybody around
him that he didn't understand art, but
just the same he knew what he liked.
Teacher, to boy whose father keeps
a corner grocery Johnny, if your
father has a hundred eggs and twenty
of them are bad, how many of them
does ho lose? .......
Johnny He doesn't lose any of
them. vHe sells the bad ones to the
restaurant keeper to make egg omelets
of. Texas Siftings.
Shortness of Breath, Swell
ing of Legs and Feet.
"For about four years I was trou
bled with palpitation of the heart,
shortness of breath and swelling of
the legs and feet. At times I would
faint. I was treated by the best phy
sicians in Savannah, Ga., with no re
lief. I then tried various Springs,
without benefit. Finally I tried
Dr. Miles' Heart Cure
also his Iscrve and Liver Pills. Af
ter beginning to take them 1 felt better! I
continued taking them and I am now
in better health than for many years.
Since my recovery I have gained fifty
pounds in weight. I hope this state
ment may be of value to some poor
E. B. SUTTON, Ways Station, Ga.
Pr. Miles' Heart Cure Is sold on a positive
guarantee that the first bottle will benefit.
All druggists sell it at $1, S buttles (or to, or
it TPl'llcavnt, pjvpaiJ, oa receipt of rfrw'
by tne Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, lad.
OF THE HEART.
TO OUR FRIENDS !
If yon are in arrears on subscrip
tion to The Wealth Makers, you
will receive a letter soon, telling you
how much you owe, and earnestly re
questing you to pay up and send in a
dollar for your renewal for another
year. Tha love you have for the prin
ciple! of the Populist party may be
measured by tha response you make
to this appeal. We do not wish to be
compelled to discontinue the paper to f
a single subscriber, but shall have to
do so if you don t pay for it.
If you are a Populist you ought not
to wait till we ask you for money
which yon should have sent us a year
We know it is hard to get, bat in
many cases the persons who are in
most need of it are mora prompt in
renewing their subscription than
others who can well afford to pay. It
has been a wonder to us that many
of our subscribers who are holding
good positions, county offices in some
instances, have paid no attentib to
cmr nnt.inps of einiration. while manv
otners wno couia 111 anora tne money
have paid a year in advance and
given us kind and helpful words of
appreciation. We have done the best
we could, and have placed The
Wealth Makers on a sound financial
foundation; but to you who are
owing us on back subscription, we
jnust say that, in justice to ourselves,
we can no longer send the paper to
you. II yon have not already, you
soon will receive a statement of the
amount you owe us, and if we do not
hear from you immediately your
name will be stricken from our list
To those of oar friends who have
stood by us through sunshine and
shadow we express our hearty thanks, f 'j
und assure them tnat we shall spare
no time and expense to give them the i.
best paper possioie.
WEALTH MAKERS PUB. CO.,
J. S. Htatt,
The Burlingson's New Short Line.'
The Burlington Route is a notable ex- '
ceptiou to the general run of wt?tern
During a period when railroad build
ing in this country has been almost at a
standstill, it has been steadily pushing
forward its northwest extension and now
takes much pleasure in announcing its
completion to Billings, Mont.,833 miles
At Billings connection is made with the
Northern Pacific Railroad and, under a
traffic agreement with thut company,
business of all classes is exchanged there,
or, more properly speaking, routed
through that point to and from every!
afof tnn rtn rr aotriav via tha Mnrf haraf
tj via uvu j a 1 vuvuu vice iuv 11 vi vuvi laf .
Pacific and Burlington Systems. i
This New Short Line for that is ex-v,,
actly what it is reduces the distance be
tween Lincoln, Kansas City, St. Louis
aud the territory south and southeast of
those cities, on the one hand, and Mon
tana, Northern Idaho and Fuget Sound
points, on the other, all the way from 50,
to 473 miles. It thus becomes an im-
; portant factor in bringing the vast
j scope of country served by the Northern .
Pacific into closer relationship with the
Missouri and Mississippi Valleys.
t Just to illustrate things: The New
Short Line saves
294 miles between Lincoln, Omaha
and Helena, - I
224 miles between Lincoln, Omaha aad I
371 miles between Lincoln, Omaha and
54 miles between Lincoln, Omaha and;'
Tacoma, , V
49 miles between Lincoln, Omaha and 1
The New Line has been constructed
a most substantial manner. Excellpnfefy j
ballasted, laid with the heaviest ejteat
upon more than the usual number of ties, f
it equals the best aud oldest portions of f
the Burlington System.
People whose opinion is worth having, .
pronounce it superior to any new track '
ever built in the western states. .
The train-service will consist of PuIW
roan Palace Sleeping Cars, Rec1' ng
Chair Cars (seats free), and Sty arl .
Burlington Route Day Coaches, ( ' aha
and Lincoln to Billings daily.
As a Scenic Route the New Line takes
high rank. '
The rich farms of eastern and central
Nebraska; the more sparsely settled S
country that lies between Ravenna and
the boundary line separating Nebraska
and South Dakota; the canons, peaks ll
and swelling meadow-lands of the Black ) 1
Hills, the wonderful 'Devil's Tower" the V,
irrigated districts of northern Wyoming; ' "v',
Custer Battlefield; the picturesque wind
ings of the Little Big Horn; the glorious
valleys of the great Crow Indian Reser
vation all these are seen from the car
Full information relative to the train
FPrvice, rates or other features of the
New Short Line will be gladly furnished
npon application to J. Francis, G. P. A.,
Burlington Route, Omaha, Neb., or G. W.
Bunnell, C. P. & T. A., Lincoln, Neb.
Missouri M ins From Texafe
Austin, Texas, Dec. 17. Fully 5.00C
people assembled at Hyde park yes- ,;
terday afternoon to witness one of I
the greatest foot ball games that eir
took place in the Southwest. ThtKT
Texas universitv team met its fltwN.
iid'ffcU c 'a aa ' iWWf Scoreu against?
oeiore. ine score was, Missouri. 2
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