The Wealth makers of the world. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1894-1896, July 04, 1895, Image 1

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"W sleep and wak and aleep, not all thing
The Bun flies forward to hla brother Son :
The dark Earth follows, wheeled in her ellipse;
, And human things, returning; on themselves,
Move onward, leading op the golden ear.
is dead. ,
The English Liberal Ministry receiving
an adverse vote of seven has resigned
and Lord Salisbury at call of the Queen
has formed a Conservative Ministry.
. Russia has now got a $500,000,000
loan fastened on China, and it will likely
be the means of breakiug up tne great
heathen kingdom sooner or later.
Fern after an eighteen months fight has
admitted the Bible. The ecclesiastical
party (Catholic) opposed admitting the
cases of Bibles, claiming that they were
of unmoral tendency.
General Hardin of Kentucky, Demo
cratic nominee for governor, is a free
silver man on a goldbug platform, which
is another way of saying that he has no
principles of his own and sells himself for
official place.
Rev. Nicholas P. Gil man of Boston, au
thor of several books on socialism and
profit-sharing, and editor of the Literary
World, has been appointed professor of
sociology in the Unitarian thelogical
school at Meadville, Pa.
Tk. annl-ama pnlirf of OhlO tlAS decided
that where the land surface and minerals
below are owned by different parties tney
may be taxed separately. The co al com
pany tried to get a different decision on
the ground that it would be double taxa
tion. Maarten Maartens, the great Dutch
novelist, has a new dook out enmiea
"My Ladv Nobody." His two previous
works. "God's Fool" and "The Greatei
Glory" gave him an international repu
tation. He writes in English and hand
les social problems.
Archbishop Ireland in an address at
the celebration of the jubilee ot JNotre
Dame University two weeks ago declared
that Kolinrinn IB IllWtHHfiri I V excluded frOITl
inuv 1 ?3 " ' " - " ' -
the programs of state institutions and
that such Btate scnoois snouia not oe
The war in Cuba is continuing, with no
decisive battles. The policy of the Cuban
insurgents is to divide their forces and
allow no opportunity to be given the
Spaniards to quickly figh t it out. Mean
while yellow lever gets in us moreueuuiy
work on the foreigners.
Mrs. Mary Jane Bradford, of South
Boston, Mass., has provided in her will a
S4.000 trust for the care ana main ten
ance of a parrot which she has had
twenty years. Query: do the so-called
rights of private property make such an
act morally justinabief
The Australian Ironmonger, a trade
rmblication. reports that "American
manufacturers are gaining ground in
tools eenerallv. among which axes, saws,
shovels and files may be specified, and in
fencine wire and ammunition. In tools
the market is held by superior quality
and finish, better packing, lower prices.
Over $100,000,000 of American securr
ties (interest tribute obligations) have
lately been bought abroad. If the inter
st on these averages 6 per cent, it means
$6,000,000 in gold a year needless tri
bute to foreign plutocrats. The United
States government might take the safe
(.securities held by foreigners, pay screen
d&cka for them, and retain in this country
fi tn at we produce.
Accordine to Dun's latest reDort. "the
prices oi commodities as a whole average
w ,
1. per cent lower than a year ago." Clear
ing house receipts have been 27 per cent
greater than last June and only 9 per
cent less than in lya. Uoods have been
manufactured and bought in larger ouan
tities because of encouraging crop news
and the confident replenishment of stocks
which have been for two years depleted
to tne utmost."
Col. Ingersoll says: "Invention has
filled the world with competitors not
only of laborers but of mechanics me
chanics of the highest skill. Today the
ordinary laborer is. for the moat Dart.
cog in the wheel. He works with the tire
lesshe feeds the insatiable. When the
monster stods the man in nut, nf pmnlov.
ment out of bread. lie has not saved
anything. Ihe machine that he fed was
not feeding him the invention was not
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iur iiis oenent.
The System Wrong.
The latest canard started by the silver
bamboozlers is that Mexico "thrives" on
silver. The other day it was Francs
that was doing the "thriving" on her
large per capita. The swindle being dis
covered in sight of the fact of the misery
of the French working class, all pei
capita notwithstanding, we are now
treated to the other swindle about
Mexico's "thriving."
Ye wretched peons of the sister republic,
living on unieavenea dough ana Injoles.
Vamite these liars in the mouth!
I Nowhere does the people, the working
pleas, "thrive," whether gold or silver or
1 both be the standard, whether "protec
tion" prevail or free trade be in vogue;
whether alcohol is sold or water is the
beverage; nowhere under the capitalist
system of production does the worker do
aught but sweat and grind and toil hi
privation. The People.
Want Charity.
The Omaha World-Herald of last
Thursday contained an article under the
caption of "Charity, Brethren, No Abuse"
and takes up the abortion of a platform
adopted by the Illinois free silver Demo-
iratic convention and pleads for charity.
It Bays the convention was not called to
condemn Cleveland, or to endorse Alt
geld, therefore it was perfectly proper to
ignore that part of the platform. Xben
it says that the convention had "no
thought of pronouncing against the legal
tender greenbacks" when it proclaimed
that the constitution prohibited the use
of anything but gold and silver as a
legal tender in payment of debts. We
want to say to the editor of the World
Herald that men when they get into a
convention of that kind ought to think
of what they are doing before they pro
claim nn vthino- tn thn world. The con
vention did pronounce against the legal
a . i i a : . U i i . kn
tenaer greenoacn uuiivvnuomuum i
fnnt. t.hnt. thn nnnrame court of the United
States declared them constitutional and
a legal tender in payment of debts, l he
World-rieraia only advertises in m
ainpcritv whan it undertakes to defend
the action of that convention by offer
ing any snch excuses, mat convention
proclaimed to the world that the consti
tution prohibited the use of anything
but gold ana silver as a legai tenuer m
payment of debts and for that reason
tha nnntrantinn vena in fnvnr of the free
and unlimited coinage of silver at a
ratio ot lo to l witnout waiting ior any
other nation on earth. The reading of
tha Tllinnia nlntfnrm leaves the inference
that the members of that convention
would willingly co-operate - with other
natintiu in fivintr fl. tnnnfitftrV Standard
for America if other nations would act
immediately. The Memphis convention
said in words what the Illinois conven
tion said by inference and the editor of
the World-Herald attended both conven
tions and endorsed their action, Ihe
people do not want any such a monetary
system. They do not want the co-operation
of any other nation in fixing a
monetary basis for Americans to live
under. The Populist who can give a
reason for the faith that is in him cannot
endorse such free silver ideas, and the
World-Herald will find it an extremely
up hill business in performing its part of
the contract to disrupt tha Populist
party and keeping the Democrats in line
with any such thinly disguised hog wash.
The Populist party believes in the free
and unlimited coinage of silver 16 to 1
simply as a means to the end of increas-
mir tho vnlnitis nf currency. The PoDU-
list party believes that the United States
government is Dig ana strong euuugu
and that the people are patriotic enough
to make its own laws and maintain its
own monetary system without the aid
or consent, and in spite of any or all
nations on earth. The Populist party
will timvpf nnnnpnt to an international
tn At a mnnetarv pvstem for
this country, and the World-Herald edi
tor, who has been lauded into promin
ence because he consented to pronounce
for free silver, must learn sooner or later
that he can never deliver the voters of
the Populist party to such a platform.
The World-Herald editorial on the sub
ioot. is n verv lnmnpTcuse for the seeming
ly cross-eyed position into which it's
editor seems to nave goiien liuuaeu.
Free Press.
JL Defiant Chairman.
Macoh, Mo., July 2 Captain Gutb
rie, chairman of the Macon county
Democratic committee, has sent to
State Chairman Maffitt a letter in which
he declares that the county committee
and the county Democracy by a good
majority favor free coinage of silver
and desire a state convention. He,
however, declines to call the county
committee together to comply with the
late requests in Mr. Maffitt "a circular
The Government Will Appeal.
Sa Fbancisco, Cal., July 2. Spe
cial Government Attorney L. D. Mc
Kissick says that Judge Rr-Fs' decision
in the Stanford case will be appealed
to the United States circuit court of
appeals and if there affirmed will be
appealed to the United States su
preme court.
O. W. Rogers Appeals Hit Case. -
Topeka, Kan., July 2. George W.
Rogers, the ex-register of deeds of
Harvey county, who is under a five
year's sentence for burning the county
records, in order that abstract books
owned by him might be made of ex
traordinary value, has appealed his
case to the supreme court.
Major Blaine's Daughter Married.
Helena, Mont, July 2. Miss Fran
ces Eleanor Blaine, niece of the late
James G. Blaine, was married here to
day to Randolph Thompson, cousin of
Judge Buck. Miss Blaine is the daugh
ter oi tne late Major John IS. Blaine,
United States Army.
Seven Thousand Men Made Happy.
Chicago, July 2. The increase of
ten per cent in ' wages recently an
nounced by the Illinois Steel company
went into effect to-day. Over 7,000
men are benefited.
Begin to use Ayer's Hair Vigor now,
and by the next Fourth of July your
hair will be "a thing of beauty."
Tbe Omaha Platform Reviewed
NO. 3.
" We demand a graduated income t ax."
The revenue system of the country has
been the standard theme of political dis
cussion during the existence of our gov
ernment. Other questions have arisen,
as the slavery question, states rights,
national banks, etc., and have for a time
been forced by the peopleinto prominence.
But the questions of tariff and free trade,
protective tariff and revenue tariff, have
been relied on mainly to keep the people
divided into parties, while unscrupulous
corporations and heartless speculators
have conspired with corrupt politicians
to make them the instruments of their
own enslavement.
A government such as is necessary to
properly keep in order and care for a
nation of 70,000,000 people, even though
conducted economically, requires great
revenue to meet its necessary expenses.
But if properly obtained it would not be
a heavy burden to the people. Common
sense would indicate th at the revenue-
should be raised from those best able to
bear the burden. Common justice would
demand that those who receive thegreat
est protection by the government in
proportion to the support th'ey give the
government should bear the greatest
burden, pay the most of the taxes or
duties, as the system may require.
There are three methods of raising
revenue now in use in this county, viz :
1, duties on imports; 2, duties on certain
articles of domestic manufacture and
commerce, and 8, direct taxation of
general property.
The bulk of the revenue obtained by
the first method is derived from such
articles as are commonly used by all the
people, the poor as well as the rich, and
which from their bulky form in propor
tion to their commercial value, and the
vast ouantities in which they are lm
norted cannot evade the custom duties;
while the luxuries of life such as diamonds,
iewelrv. costly wines, etc., are easily and
notoriously smuggled into the country
in their private yachts by the rich who
use them and so evade tbe duty, or im
port tax. Thus the poor must pay the
same price (which includes the tax) for
their tea, coffee, sugar, clothing, etc., as
the rich, and are thus forced to excessive
toil to obtain the ordinary comforts of
lift?. The second method, internal
revenue tax, in the same way places the
same burden on the poor as on the rich
notwithstanding their inability to bear
it. In addition to this it is mostly
levied on articles, the use of which is con
sidered to be injurious or wicked aud
is thus in the nature of a condoning of
crime for money, or of bartering the wel
fare of the people for the support of the
The third method, direct taxation,
would seem to obviate some of these
objections. But when we consider the
fact that one half of our people can ob
tain but a meager subsistence for them
selves aud families by their most arduous
labor, and that every dollar paid in taxes
is taking away from their families so much
of the ordinary comforts of life, we find
the taxation is not at all in proportion
to the ability to pay. And as much ol
the property of the rich consists of gov
ernment bonds, and much of their money
which they keep on hand, of greenbacks
neither of which is taxable, and further
more, much of their property is so con
ditioned that it can easily be kept from
the assessors, and notoriously is thus
soncenled; we find that the taxation of
'lie rich is far less than the poor, in pro
portion to the protection given to them
?y the government. From these con
siderations and many more which might
be adduced it is evident that each of
the three methods of raising revenue now
'n use is contrary to common sense and
iomnion justice and ought to be super
seded by some better plan.
Let us see if a graduated Income Tax
is a better plan. That person is con
sidered prosperous, who, while having a
comfortable living, is also adding some
thing to his or her fortune every year.
Whatever per cent may be levied on a
net income (if the whole is not taken)
would still leave some addition to tbe
fortune of tbe individual or corporation,
and could not be oppressive. Again the
greater the net income the greater tbe
ability to pay a larger per cent.
Money or property that accumulates
does the community or government no
good, except through taxation. It is the
use and exchange of these things which
benefit mankind, not the laying up or
hoarding of them, while tbe protection
of government through the law is princi
pally thrown around accumulated pro
perty. We see therefore by these considera
tions that a graduated net Income Tax
meets the demands of common sense and
common honesty.
But it may be objected that such a tax
does not meet the approval of the Su
preme Court, or the sanction of tbe Con
stitution. In reply I would say, such objection is
based on the opinion of four ninths of
the Supreme Court.
Tbe Constitution may be amended; tbe
Supreme Court must be amended.
Pay up your subscription and get a
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Makebb. Only 80c. from now till No
vember 1st.
Catholicism Not Opposed to Americanism
i - -From
tha Pen of a Well Known Lincoln
Gentleman Arraigns the Protes
tant Ministers for Their Un
christian Conduct in Ar
raying Church Against
If r. Maloney on Romanism
To the Editor of The Wealth Makehs:
Dear Sir: Will you kindly grant me
space iu the columns of your estimable
paper bo that I may through Christian
charity refute the assertions of ministers
(?) relatively the Catholic church being
a menace to American institutions.
Imbued with the ardent desire through
love for man I take the trouble to give as
a Catholic my opinion on this subject so
that misrepresentation may be disarmed
It would be unnecessary for me to indict
this epistle at this date ot progress and
civilization, were it not elicited by opm.
ions emanating trom men who ought to
know better. When upon reading at dif
ferent and many times in tbe columns of
the daily press of this city, that Protest
ant ministers considered Catholics and
the Catholic church a menace to America
and American institutions, God knows I
seriously Risked myself whether I was
breathing the pure air of Americal liberty
or whether I was existing in the intoler
ant, ignorant and bigoted age of Queen
From my infancy to the present time
have never accused, nor have heard any
merger of my church accuse any religl
ous body as being a menace to America
or American patriotism; nor do I desire
to now; but are not such men worthy of
being called un-American who by their
adverse and virulent attacks on Catholr
city endeavor to create discord and hat
red among Christian peopier ine consti
tution of the United States guarantees
equal rights to all, aud the pursuit of
life, liberty and human happiness. My
happiness is to worship God according
to the dictates of my own heart and it is
not by reviling these dictates that men
can prove to me that they are in the
right and I in the wrong. They more
conclusively prove to me they have not
a Christian spirit. If they are positive I
am in error it is their duly to endeavor
to show me where I err, but the correct
way to teach is not by calling me a cow
ard, criminal, ignorant, un-patriotic, un
American. Sometimes it appears to me
that Protestant ministers assail Catho
lics so bitterly to create a sensation, but
good Christians, the story of Christ and
his life yet affords sufficient material to
interest your audiences without descend
ing to abuse any creed or any nationality,
Jesus Christ did not intend his religion to
be forced on men by violent means. If
you think any man is wrong in principle
teach him; do not scold him.
I am a Catholic. I draw my religion
and matters pertaining to God and the
pjilvatiou of my immortal soul from the
Bible through the doctrines of the Cath
olic church, but my duty to my country,
my affiliation to party principles, my
loyalty to the stars and stripes have
been infused in me by patriotic parents
and from the study of sublime American
history; and when the opportune mo
ment arrives that the sacrifice to my life
is necessary to defend the institutions of
our glorious republic I will be found with
a rifle in my hands ready to die fighting
against any enemy even a Catholic enemy.
Should the occasion arise I doubt if the
revereud reviling ministers would be there
In matters pertaining to politics, to
party, to principles of government, to
secular matters I owe the pope, the arch
bishops, the bishops or the priests no
allegiance; but as far as patriotism is
concerned I owe the pope and the clergy
much, because they have taught me that
next to love of God and humanity the
love of country was paramount. Obedi
ence to the laws of God and obedience to
the laws of my country were the princi
ples inculcated by the teachings of Cath
olicity and tbe violation of these princi
ples is diametrically opposed to the doc
trines of the Catholic church.
Relative to toleration I desire to refer
to Ireland, as Ireland has been invaria
bly assailed by those who assail Catholi
city. Seventy-eight of every hundred in
the population of Ireland are Catholics.
In Limerick (40,000) ninety per cent are
Catholic, yet in tbe history of Limerick
more Protestant mayors than Catholic
mayors have been elected. Cork (100,
000) the same, Dublin (800,000) the
same. Almost every city in Ireland the
same. Not because Catholics were not as
competent and as patriotic there as any
Protestant breathing breath of life; but
though Catholics predominated Protest
ants were elected because religion was
not taken into consideration in matters
relating to politics. Tbe most popular
leader the Irish ever had Charles Stew
nrt Parnell was a Protestant. Robert
Kiiunett, a martyr for Irish independence
was a Protestant. Wolf tone, who died in
prison for Ireland, was a Protestant.
Lord Edward Fitzgerald was a Protest-
. r a TT1
ant, and 1 can name one nunarea rro-
toatant nnt.rinta who mifferfid death, im
prisonment and exile for the freedom of
Catholic Ireland. Tbe Irish trusted sucn
men and I can name hundreds of Catholic
patriots who died fighting for Protestant
f iniafora nnrl nfhra nut. in this neck
nf tha wnnAn romnmhnr that the ff neat
est and highest honor that could be con
ferred on any man by any country nas
been conferred by England, too, on an
Irishman and a Catholic, Sir Charles
Russell, the present supreme judge ot
ai . fr . , il l .
ureal uritain ana iruiana.
Pathnlina of atmrv nntinnAlitv fnilffht
side by side with Protestants during the
civil war ana sneu ineir uiuou iuhu tun
union may be perpetuated. Catholics
ami ppndv nnw and in the future to SUD-
port America and American institutions.
They have never been found wanting ana
nnvnr will. I atvnre nlleiriauce to the
stars and stripes of America; are you
warranted in considering me a purjuren
The unsophisticated may assert we are
disloyal to American institutions because
some of ub favor Catholic schools. Our
church does not coerce us to go to Cath
olic schools, but suggests that the Chris
tian education is most commendable.
We are at liberty to receive our secular
instructions in public or private schools.
Tha ntinrfh Hoes not Interfere with our
secular affairs. There are various deno
minational schools, Methodists, Baptists
. .. .1 - At. II - j
Adventists, yet tney are not caiieu ub
A train anma Atuprt we da not love free
speech and that we treat with violence
av-nriaata and AT. mumhem of the Catholic
church who assail its doctrines. Such
violence has always been condemned oy
tha rvthnlie phlirch And the actions ol
annh mnrnhArawhn disorrace relision have
always been discountenanced from the
pulpit and through the press by our
Catholic clergy. It is because some citi
zens indulge in riots and strikes you
would call the whole American people
nnnmhiatja np IawIaor.
. I have worked almost all my life for
Protestants, side Dy side wnn rroiess
ants and have relatives protestants and
T An ABoert from observation and experi
ence that in my estimation 90 per cent
of the iTotestants oi tne uniieu oiuieo
do not desire that their Catholic friends
and brothers should be stigmatized as
unpatriotic and un-Ainencan.
I do not desire religious controversies,
hflnaa An aHv nmxim of mine was.
bvap miArrnl on account of relicion."
and I hopetbis, as it is the first, to be the
last letter ever necessitated trom me on
this anhiwt T have bean tftUffht that
mankind of every description, even those
differing from me in religion, color or
nationality, was my brother, and that I
was obliged to love my neighbor as my
self for tbe love of God. We can afford
to be charitable to all, even the A. P. A.,
and say as Christ said when dying on
the cross: "Forgive them, Oh Lord, for
they know not what they do."
Very respectfully yours,
John J. Maloney.
Lindell hotel, Lincoln, Neb.
June 22, 1895.
Small Greatness Exposed.
Habtingtoh, Neb., June 18, 1895.
Editor Wealth Makers:
"On what meat doth this our Caesar
feed, that behathgrownsogreat?" Some
modern Cassius might ask the same ques
tion of and concerning one, who (in his
own estimation) is greater than Cssar.
Of what cheap stuff are statesmen made
now-a-days? We shall be surprised if the
intellectual colossus at the White House
does not put that gone-to-seed states
man (?) John G. Carlisle, on the shelf (the
supreme bench) as soon as a place is
made for him, and hand the treasury
portfolio over to the present secretary of
pumpkiu-eeeds and guano.
First, a word with regard to Carlisle.
He is the man who tells about the assig
D&tB of John Law's time, and from that
newly discovered fact goes on to argue
against cheap money. If some school
boy had made such a blunder, he might
get off with a private scolding. But a
statesman! Think of it I Assign ats of
John Law's time! We may expect next
to hear that Abraham Lincoln signed tbe
Declaration of Independence, and that
George Washington issued tbe Emancipa
tion Proclamation. John Law was born
in Edinburgh, Scotland, April, 1671, and
died in Venice, May 21, 1729, just sixty
years, one month and twenty-four days
before the commencement of the French
revolution. Tbe ass'tgnnta (pronounced
as in-gars) were paper money issued dur
ing the first French. revolution. After
appropriating the lands belonging to tbe
church to national purposes, the national
assembly did not put it upon the market
because the general sense of insecurity
would frighten buyers. But they chose
rather to hypothecate these lands for
the payment of certain bonds issued for
the purpose, and called assignats, from
the French verb asaignnre, to assign, as
representing land assigned to the holder.
The first aasignata were taued in 1790,
sixty-one years after John Law was in
bis grave. There were many reasons why
the assignats were a failure as money,
though tbey served to bridge the nation
over a dangerous stream. Tbe chief rea
son of these was the ease wit 1 which they
could be counterfeited. This was owing
to the meager devices and the coarse
paper upon which they were printed. We
will not discuss them further, except that
they had nothintr to do with John Law
and his famous Mississippi "Bubble
which reached its climax twenty years be
fore the first assignat was printed,
Ought we not to feel proud of our minis
ter of finance I tie will ranK with the lady
who accused Isaac Watts of inventing
the steam engine, (We presume she was
thinking of James Watt), or the quack .
doctor who told about John Bright's
disease of the kidneys, or tbe ignoramus
who bad beard of tbe Decameron of Boc
caccio, and referred to it as Don Cam
eron's Boccaccio. Balaam Cleveland
had better keep his jackass at home.
We of Nebraska had never discovered
that Julius Sterling Morton had anything
ot genius. Never was the scripture bet
ter fulfilled which saith : ".A prophet is
not without honor save in his own coun
try." He was in the habit of running for
governor in our state. Tbe first time he
ran be was reduced to meeting nis cop
Eerbead record with a pass issued to him
y Alvin Saunders as governor, wbichin
strument recited that the bearer was
"loyal." In the last campaign in which
be ran (1892) he had a plurality in three
counties out of ninety. Years ago, when
the writer was running for district attor
ney in the old Sixth district, consisting of
sixteen counties and tbe unorganized ter
ritory from Wyoming to Dakota, Sterling
Morton crossed my path frequently. He
was a democrat and I was a republican. ,
If 1 am not mistaken he spoke in the dis
trict eight times. Each time he delivered
a speech delivered by Sidney Smith in the
house of commons during the Corn Law
controversy in England. Of course this
speech had slight variations to suit
America. But this was the most glaring
piece ot literary thievery I ever witnessed,
heard or read of. In a recent article on
finance this redoubtable statesman (?)
was guilty of a piece ot false syntax,
which would have disgraced a child in
tbe intermediate department of a village
Why is it that getting into an office
gives a man brains? Did you ever see
Bome dolt elected justice of the peace?
Before he had been in the position three
, days would not all of his neighbors rush
to him for advice, as though he bad the
learning of Bacon or Gamaliel ? The of
fices they hold is all there is of either Car. w,
lisle or Morton. """'' ' ' .
Tbe same with John Sherman. He is
generally reputed to be a rascal. I think
he is simply a miserable old fool corroded
with his own vanity. A few years ago
the writer of these lines went to Omaha
to hear tbe nephew of the Ohio states
man (?) speak against the A. P. A. He
is a contemptible, egotistical, ecclesias
tical dude. He opened up in an on
slaught upon tbe populistic party, and a
song for " honest money." He next in
formed his auditors that bis name was
Thomas Ewing Sherman; that be was
named ufter his grandfather, Thomas
Ewing, who was in two cabinets; that he
was the son of William Tecumseh Sher
mau; that he was the nephew of John
Sherman, etc., etc. This all had very
much to do with A. P. A. But it showed
that the egotism of tbe whole Sherman
family was condensed in this Jesuitical
fop. "On what meat doth this our
Cceaar feed that he hath grown so great?"
Wilbur Franklin Bryant.
Good for Bro. Hall.
Ed. J. Hall, editor of tbe Grand Island
Free Press, has come to the conclusion
that unless the Hon. W. J. Bryan changes
his tactics, and. becomes a populist, the
people will cease dignifying him by con
tenting to laud him in his undemocratic
position." Good 1 We have always be
lieved that Bro. Hall's mistakes were of
the head and not of the heart, and we are
pleased to know that his head is now all
right. Perhaps Mr. Bryan has been hon
st, perhaps he has not; but be that as
It may, there is not a shadow of doubt
that his course has injured the populist
party of Nebraska more than any one
thing. That element of the democratic
party that has felt itself disgraced by the
action of the national organization
would have been with us long ago had
not Bryan held them from us by bis con
temptible, non-committal, straddle-of-the-fence
tactics. The populists who
have heretofore felt friendly towards him,
and thought that it was only a question
of time till he would come out openly as
a populist, have become disgusted with
his "good Lord, good devil" attitude,
nd will soon regard him as an ordinary,
every -day any-thing-to-get-there politic
ian. Father in heaven, deliver us this
day from half-breed demo-pops; help us
to understand that they are wolves in
sheeps' clothing, and would sell the peo
ple's interest for position and thirty
pieces of Bilver (more or less.) Give us
this day men who will sacrifice stli for
principle; deliver us from the temptation
to "cut across lots" to office (fusion),
thereby sacrificing permanent success for
temporary gain, and subjecting ourselves
to the accusation of being" reformers for
what there is in it." Amen. Amen.
Harry Mason of Pittsburg, Pa., has
been arrested charged with upsetting
a boat in which were his wife ana
Isaac Adrian, causing them to be
drowned. Jealousy was the cause.
Don't buy Binder Twine until you ex
amine the McCormick Twine at their
warehouse, corner 10th and Q street,
Lincoln, Neb.
R. Bikfobd, Agt.