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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
December 19, 1895
THE WEALTH MAKERS.
New Series ol
Coneolldation of the
Fanners Alliance and Neb. Independent.
PUBLISHED EVEBI THURSDAY BT
Th Wealth Makeri Publishing Oempany,
U M 8t., Lincoln, Nebraska.
Giowis Bowabd GlMOX......... Editor
J. 8. HTiTT......................I)olnei Manager
N. I. P. A.
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Or add a aorrow to a stricken aonl
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Can any good thing come out of poli
"The laws of business are irreconcilable
with the laws of God," says "The Star
and Kansan." Bo say we.
It is easier for Congress to sympathize
with the Armenians and fight the battles
of Venezuela than to right the wrongs of
our own oppressed citizens.
Charity balls are fashionable now. The
rich do not mind enjoying themselves,
displaying their royal robes, jewels and
physical charms.to provide a few crumbs
for the starving.
"We have loved, we do love, we shall
love." Love is the only power, the only
wisdom. The life of love is the spirit of
sacrifice, and as it is poured out it in
creases, to all eternity.
"Oh! Its coming we are near it,
Its faint rumbling, don't you hear it?
'Tie the Armageddon war,
'Tis the great and final war."
"The earnest expectation of the creat
ure waiteth for the manifestation of the
sons of God." For their appearance
"the whole creation groaneth and tra
vaileth together in pain."
The Chicago Tribune of Dec. 14, has a
striking cartoon of "The Latest Octopus
the Bicycle Trust." It is an immense
affair and is absorbing the people's hard
earned wealth by millions and millions.
If freedom for the Cubans is a good
thing why would it not be a good thing
for the workers of America, who are being
ground beneath the iron heel of commer
cial kings, monopolists, unfeeling des-
The master in chancery, Judge J. B.
Johnson, of Topeka, was paid $25,000
for five minutes work, in selling the
Santa Fe last week. lie' doubtless
thought it a fat, fine thing; but how
about the people whose labor must pro
duce it, or has produced it?
Hon. J. B. Raynoh of Texas says there
will be five parties in the field in that
state nexyear, viz; Lily White Republi
cans, Cuney Republicans, renegade or
silver Democrats, Democrats pure and
simple and the People's party. The
Cuney Republicans are 95 per cent ne
groes and 5 per cent white.
Is it true that
Men must worry, and women muat weep.
And hunter must hound, and the cold must
While usury gathers a limitless heap
And labor is lost In slavery?
These all stand and fall together
If land la sold forever to keep,
Then labor must beg to be purchased cheap.
And men must struggle and women must weep,
And all must be filled with anxiety.
Congressman Walker of Mass., has in
troduced a bill for the retirement of the
greenbacks and the substitution of na
tional bank nates. He is a Republican,
and, in case he is made chairman of the
House committeeon Currency and Bank
ing, this measure will go through, be
cause it will have both Republican and
Democratic support and Grover will
sign and make it a law.
Charles Kingsley said: "I asBert that
the business for which God sends a priest
is to preach freedom, equality, brother
hood, in the fullest, widest, deepest mean
ing of those great words. That insofar
as he does this he is a true priest. That
insofar as he does not he is no priest at
' all. The church has three special treas
ures and possessions. The Bible, which
proclaims man's freedom, Baptism his
POPULIST FTSAN0IAL DOOTBLNE
The strong Populist writer, George C.
Ward of Kansas City, has prepared a
financial plank which be would have the
party adopt, and which is the best, all
things considered that we have seen pro
posed. He declares the vital features of a
monetary system to be "issueand distri
bution, which carry with tbem and in
clude range of prices and rates of interest.
He therefore calls for the free coinage of
silver and a supplemental issue of full
legal tender absolute paper money, suffi
cient in volume;to be issued direct to the
people in payment of current appropria
tions and in the prosecution of a compre
hensive syetem of public improvements.
And that it may be justly and equitably
distributed he demands "the establish
ment of a governmental system of banks
of deposit, loan and discount, which
shall furnish a place of safe deposit for
the savings of the people, and loan such
deposits upon good bankable security,
at a low rate of Interest."
Mr. Ward proposes also that the silver
bullion shall be coined to retire the treas
ury notes issued in paymont therefor,
and that the greenbacks Bhall be called
in, cancelled and destroyed, and full legal
tender inconvertible paper money issued
in their stead.
This plan would provide us a currency
which could not be profitably or through
fear hoarded out of circulation. It would
furnish money either at labor cost of
loaniug, or would turn any excess ol in
terest revenue into the U. S. treasury and
reduce other forms of taxation. So we
would have no periodic stoppage or
stagnation of money circulation which
the streams of Interest to the money
loaningclass under private banking, now
The bank failures in Lincoln this week
should impress all hard-headed men of
sense with the unavoidable risks of pri
vate banking and the great need of gov
ernment loan and savings banks. We
cannot have government banks of de
posit without loaning the funds deposit
ed, to somebody, and these funds of the
people should beloaned upon good bank
able security to the people.
Personally we prefer the Omaha plat
form demand, that money be loaned to
the people at "not to exceed two per
cent" which means at cost, Then all
debts will be shorn of their power to
legally increase and eat up the equities,
the previously earned property, of debt
ors. The periodic fall in prices is caused
by three principal things, injustices, viz.,
rent, dividends and interest By reduc
ing the interest Btream to nothing,
through government loans at cost, near
ly a third of the channel which drains off
the circulating medium and concentrates
wealth would be stopped. This would
leave it possible for money loaners to in
vest in capital and real estate and would
increase the power to demand tribute
through these channels. But these also
may and must be filled up by other anti
WILLIAM A. M'KEIQHAH
The sudden, unexpected death of Ex
Representative McKeighan, after a brief
illness, occurred on Sunday last, at the
Hastings asylum, where he was visiting
Mr. McKeighan was a mau of very
marked talent as a public speaker.
Though not a great orator, he had power
over his audiences that few men possess.
He knew how to present his matter in
the most effective way, with consummate
skill. If he had given the full strength ol
his mind to the study and practice of law
he would have reached, a very high place
in his profession. His mind was acute,
discriminating, powerful, and his memory
stored with plenty of material to work
with. In the halls of Congress he made
several notable speeches, which were a
credit to him and to the party he repre
sented. Twice he was elected, and the
third time he might have represented his
district, had the strength of the llepubli
can tidal wave been foreseen and a little
more effort put forth during the cam
paign. On the stump Mr. McKeighan
never met his equal. Prof. Audrews,
though a speaker of talent, was greatly
hisinfeiior. In private meetings othors
were his superiors, in personal attractive
ness and geniality, but he could sway
the multitude by his manifest sincerity,
facts, logic, art as a speaker and perfect
mastery of his subjects.
'THY KINGDOM COME." WHEN?
Do people mean anything, do they have
in mind anything definite, do they know
what they want when they pray, "Thy
kingdom come?" Is the church the king
dom, and is the kingdom coming, or al
ready come by and in the church?
The church in daily life rejects the law
of the kingdom, "'Thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself," "Love one another
as I have loved you;" therefore, while
supposed to bo "the light of the world,"
if has become its darkness, an obstruc
tion to its progress, its misleading danger
"Thy will be done on earth as it is done
in heaven," we say.
How is it done in heaven?
Of the angels it is written, "Are they
not all ministering spirits." And Jesus
said of himself, "The son of man come
not to be ministered unto, but to minis
ter." He said also, "It is more blessed
to give than to receive."
In the kingdom of this world it is con
sidered more blessed to gain than to
serve. To get more than you give in ex-
piece of property or the labor time of
another for less than be can, without
labor of bis own, sell it, and he is happy.
He gets more for less, something for
nothing, his joy costing others loss and
misery, and rejoices thereat But in God's
kingdom it cannot be so. Can we con
ceive of a board of trade in God's king
dom where men go crazy over arise or fall
in stocks, or the price of breadstuffs, and
fight for an opportunity to gain (other
people's labor) without labor? In God's
kingdom there can be no lords and mast
ers (landlords, and capitalists, or usur
ers). They do not seek their own. They
would not price their services and selfish
ly compare service with service. They
Serve for love, and the greater their indi
vidual power of service the greater their
joy in freely pouring themselves out. In
God's kingdom there can be no division
of interests, no private property, no buy
ing and selling. Salvation is free, and
salvation includes everything. When we
recognize the law to love one another as
Christ loved, we make ourselves servers or
saviors one of another and allow none to
lack anything. We are added together
and become onebody. We havo common
wants that must be supplied by common
or mutual labor, and we see that labor is
love's expression. Thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself means 'Thou shalt
labor for thy neighbor as for thyself.'
There is no division in God's universe
and kingdom. He made theearth for all.
His love reaches us through the earth.'
Whoever therefore asks rent for the earth
asks rent for God, and sells Him for a
price. The same is true of those who
monopolize and sell any part of what
God provides, viz., the land, the air, the
sunlight, the forces of steam and electri
city, the common stores of coal and oil
and iron and other minerals, the inspira
tions of invention, the labor economies
of capital, of machinery, of applied eco
nomic wisdom, and the rarer individual
The principle of Christianity is sacrifice,
service, ministration, industrial organi
zation. The problem of Christianity is
that organization and application of all j
individual gifts, mental and physical en
dowments, which will in joint labor with
God (natural energies) produce for the
equal benefit of all the greatest sum of
good things, blessings, enjoyments.
Christianity is labor, and labor is love's
revelation, love human and divine. Free
labor shares with God the joy of creation,
discovers God's heart in natural wealth
production, and is the natural means by
which God conveys (or would convey)
himself through each of us to others,
through all to each. That which is not
Christianity is anarchy, and leads to its
It beems to some, who have not suffi
ciently considered the matter, that the
one only practical place to love our
neighbors and seek their equality with us
is at the ballot box, where it will cost us
nothing, and that we are justified in
continuing the selfish practices of the
market place, private property seeking,
until we can get a majority to declare
for socialism piecemeal or entire and
establish it by force of law.
This is an inconsistent, unjustifiable,
untenable mental position, and an im
possible process. It is preaching without
practicing, which means preaching in
effectually. It is cultivating and con
tinuing in apparent selfishness 304 days
in the year, with an idea that unselfish
ness will suddenly abound some year in
the future on the 3G5th day. It is an un
natural, impossible outcome of enthron
ing, honoring, practicing and so practic
ally upholding, selfishness in daily life
political daily life as well and condemn
ing it with the mouth only. It is an
effort to save the masses suddenly with
out first saving the individuals.
It would use a decree of force to save,
and not be a voluntary organization
made up of homogeneous assimilated
individual parts that are bound to
gether by the . recognized moral law, of
There is nothing to hinder Christians,
real brothers, or socialists, co-operating,
obeying the law of love, massing their
means and organizing their labor to help
each other, and secure for each and all
who will join them the benefits of the
greatest possible service. The moral law
makes it obligatory upon us all to "by
love serve one another." We can reject
this law, while waiting for the majority
or for others to adopt it, but the penalty
we cannot reject or escape from. Every
rlav and vear that we remain a part of
the present commercial system, and
struggle for gain, we suffer needless loss,
the loss of love, if not of wealth. We
cannot remain in the present commercial
system and rescue others from it. We
are not rescuing the oppressed at the
ballot, box, but, such is the power of sel
fishness, shrewdness and money in poli
tics, we are seeing oppression increase by
legislation, by the ballot. The ballot is
thus used against us and may not save
us. If we can now secure natural re
sources to go to work with without pay
ing rent therefor we can by helping one
another 'work out our own salvation.'
To. the man who thinks the ballot the
sole instrument and the state the machin
ery to secure industrial equality and co
operation, I wish to present a few farther
considerations which to my mind
show the moral Inadequacy, and un
naturalness of that method. If it were
not true that selfishness universally
cultivated, practiced and nourished all
the time, would never allow social lovs
r.ch and selfishly strong and smart, in
the impossible event of being placed in
power what would the advocates of
state socialism do?
They would nationalize one business
after another, we are told, and destroy
monopoly, do away with its oppression,
set all men free.
Free to do what? compete? struggle for
gain one of another? Yes, it would be
each for himself still, with only a new be
ginning. And those laboring in the
nationalized industries would be graded,
some high, some low. Some would be
paid perhaps $ 50,000 a year, and the
majority could command say $500, or
less. And theBe salary and wagegrada
tions.making labor honorable or a degra
dation according to pay, would give us
classes and masses, the rich and the poor;
the rich, too, would doubtless find ways
of increasing their power by taking ad
vantage of the poor and unfortunate.
Now, how could such a system of force,
formed in its idea of labor value largely
on the conception of justice established
in the present system, furnish anything
but force decisions, adjustments, re
wards, and ultimate in conditions like
what we now have? If we reject the moral
law of equal equalizing love, the law
that binds each and every individual to
obey, regardless of what the majority
may do, there is nothing but a conflict of
selfish force, mental or physical, to settle
wlTnt each shall do and have.
Thus much for those to consider who
think selfishness justifiable and wise.
But let me now have the ear of the dis
ciples of Christ. Jesus did not expect to
establish his kingdom by might. He did
not instruct his disciples to wait for the
king to command it or for the majority
to accept his will. The command was
given to "Repent." Go preach repent
ance, of all selfishness at once, today.
Quit the practices of the selfish commer
cial world. Abhor its wisdom. Seek
opportunities to serve, instead of to gain
Bervice. Count it more blessed to give
labor than to receive it. "Love one
another cs I have loved you."
But may not the disciple of Christ con
secrate all his property and keep it, too,
just as is the established custom? Can
he not practice worldly wisdom six days
and heavenly wisdom on Sunday? Can
he not grasp money in the every day sel
fish conflict and love to give it all away
to those in need?
No, this is impossible. And the people
do not want charity, almsgiving. They
want work, and love. They want to
serve, as well as to be served. We need
not each other's money, but the unpriced
labor of brotherly love. The buying and
selling-muBt cease, the struggle for gain,
and he who would be greatest must be
the unhired, unpriced servant of all.
There is waste in competitive strife and
monopoly greed. There is perfect econo
my in love. The law of love obeyed pro
vides wisdom for all, places for all, abund
ance for all, insurance for all against fu
ture need. Each for himself is anarchy
waste, want, woe, hell upon earth. Each
for all and all for each, is perfect order,
economy, overflowing abundance and
blessedness, heaven for each. '
In the meeting of the national Demo
cratic central committee at Chicago,
Mr. M. C. McDonald charged that
within the last two years $750,000 has
been raised and no account whatever
rendered as to its expenditure. The bulk
of this money, he charged, had been
used for the personal benefit of those
having it in charge, and much of it de
voted to trips to Europe and the erec
tion of various expensive mansions in
different parts of Chicago. The chair
man oft he committee said to McDonald
made the public charge, "I know you are
right." "He is right," came from all
parts of the hall. Respecting the contri
bution Mr. McDonald charged that it
it had been obtained by blackmail, boy
cott, slander, and fraud. The Times
Herald itemizes the sources as follows:
from assessments levied on city employes
ranging from io to 33 per cent of their
salaries, $300,000; from assessments on
massage parlors and assignation houses
levied from month to month, $100,000;
from contributions made by the gamb
lers in October 1894 and March 1895t
$300,000; from prominent Democrats,
candidates for office, $50,000. Total,
$750,000. Th9 idea that an old party
campaign committee should be expected
to account for the use made of funds
used to carry elections is absurd. The
money is used to buy votes, of course,
and only dishonest nun, traitors in
heart, would buy votes, and such men of
course stuff a good share of it down
their own pockets, as no account could
be published of vote buying.
Give us five more years of old party
rule and where shall we land? Over the
hill in the poor house, or the next place
to it. Do you note the number of mort
gages that are being foreclosed daily as
high as 150 in Lancaster county in three
days, some one states. The people are
pomace already. The wealth is being
squeezed out of them in streams, as it
used to flow out of the cheese in an old
fashioned cider press. And thescrewsare
kept turning, tighter and tighter. All
the men, nearly, worth from one to $50,
000 five years ago are being made poor
by the awful pressure. A vast number
are out of work and absorbing their
email saving to meet current expenses.
Property is being taken under the sheriff's
hammer for a tourth of its value a few
years ago. Mortgages not foreclosed are
fast eating up the equities of the helpless
borrowers. And so it goes. But what a
Ann timA frtfl. ho TTiillinnfiiroa: to rake in
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PAobably every man, except the Idiot
ically conceited, is at times overwhelm
ed with a sense of his limitations. He
feels that he lacks so much that his crea
tion was a mistake. If he had been
given a little more talent, taste, clear
ness of perception, power of language,
capacity to master laws, distinctions,
forces, facts, he could be what he longs
to be, he would not suffer under a con
stant sense of weakness. But this sense
is good to stimulate us to labdr persis
tently to attain perfection, or to bring
the eye, ear, hand and intellect to finer
uses and fuller power. The best part of
genius is labor, and work that is done
perfectly is a grand, satisfying, divine
thine: it matters not whether it be the
cultivation of the soil, the care of stock,
the cooking of food, the delivery of an
oration, or the speaking of a kind word.
Perfection should be our aim. Perfection
in training the mind, the hand, in
economizing strength and time. All per
fection is within the grasp of all. Let no
time be wasted. Let no, haste waste
energy. Be not vain, nor yet despon
dent. "Wisdom is justified of her chil
dren." "All things are yours." "Learn
to labor and to wait."
Senator Thcrshon has introduced a
bill in the U. S. Senate providing for the
sale of the government's entire interest
in and liens on the Pacific railroads, sale
to take place next July, or as soon there
after as a purchaser appears who bids
not less than fifty percent of the amount
due the United States. The attorney of
the corporation thus reveals his opposi
tion to a foreclosure by the government
and the government ownership of a great
main line iu the interest of the people.
Senator Thurston represents the great
railroad corporations, and not the peo
ple. The new French succession taxes are a
socialistic plan of taxation. Its tendency
is to slightly check the accumulation of
inherited fortunes. On estates of $2,000
there is no inheritance tax. To direct
heirs the tax is 1 per cent on estates
above $2,000, graduating up to four
per cent on estates exceeding $600,000,
Inheritance between husband and wife
and brothers and sisters pay a higher
rate, the former paying from 3.75 to 9
percent, and the latter from 8 to 14 per
cent. Inheritance to relatives beyond
the fourth degree or to non-relatives pay
from 14 to 20 per cent.
How prosperity comes booming with
the Republicans in power and confidence
restored! Two banks busted and a run
on the rest Monday. Nissley, the big
merchant, foreclosed the same day.
Another bank Tuesday suspending pay
ment. Simpson selling out one bankrupt
stock after another at way down prices
tnd the bottom of every firm not ballast
ed with rocks in great strain and danger.
Confidence is all the people want, don't
you know, and now, don't you see, they
are safe and prosperous.
The daystar is arising in many hearts.
The Spirit of truth is moving in many
minds the wide world over and guiding
the willing into all truth.
THE MONEY POWER ARRAIGNED
The bankers and brokers by breed
Are goldbugs and governed by greed;
They haughtily fasten and feed
On the sweat and the blood of tbe workers;
As shirkers they fasten and feed
On the sweat and the blood of the workers.
They crawled thro' congressional halls
When war thundered bard at the walls,
And while we were facing the balls
They enacted new laws for the shirkers
The workers, while stopping the balls.
Were enslav'd by a scheme of the shirkers.
They gathered the gold they could get.
Then, holding It, plnng'd us In debt,
And prices o( ev'rythlng set.
By a law that controlled legal tenders
They gathered our wealth and our debt
While they sold us their gold legal tenders,
By crippling the greenbacks we made.
They Injured our credit in trade
With ourselves, and our honor bewray'd;
But It gave them a grasp on our money
The nation they foully betray'd
When tney gained the control of our money.
They bought up our bonds with our bills.
Sent in with an order that kills,
The bills that were dragged to their tills,
And for these got new notes they could lend
money sud bonds for their bills
And ao national paper they lend ua.
We pay for a credit onr own,
Our debts and our labor they loan;
So gold has extended Its throne.
Till we owe It about thirty billions
With only scant millions Its own
It has dragged us In debt thirty billions,
Curse on yon, ye usurers bold.
Corrupted with blood Is your gold;
You're worse than Barabbae of old,
With your scheme of oppression and plunder
You sweat, starve and kill with your gold
And your legalized system of plunder.
Yon ride in your pride with the high.
Upheld by the tollers who algh;
And weak one's competing must die,
Trampled down by the classes who plunder
You heed not the millions who cry,
And yon trample on all who are under.
George Howard Gibson.
If the silver democrats will agree to
abide by the decision of the democratic
convention of 1896, and can make it
appear that they can make the masses
of the democratic party do the same,
how much money will the gold combi
nation spend to control the conven
tion? Answer: All the money that ten
thousand banks and the army of mer
cenary politicians cau spend. Fifty
millions would be cheap to perfect the
title of the gold trust to the demo
cratic party for another four years.
"LET LOOSE THE DOGS OF WAR"
President Cleveland's message to Con
gress Tuesday, on the Venezuela and
British boundary dispute, virtually says, ,
Let us fight England if we find her de
termined to enforce unjust claims against
our weak neighbor. And his words, re
gardless of party lines, are being ap
plauded to tbe echo.
If England refuses to arbitrate, as she
does, are we justified in fighting her, in
augurating a great war over a question
of Venezuelan territorial rights? Th
writer does not believe we ore. The only
thing we are justified in doing under such
circumstances is to bring moral force to
bear in favor of arbitration. That has
been done already.
President Cleveland suggests that Con
gress appropriate funds to meet the ex
penses of a commission to be by bim ap
pointed, to go and investigate the
claims of Venezuela, and that, after re
cords and testimony have been examin
ed, if England then is the aggressor, he
is for resisting 'by every means in our
power' such aggression.
But this would not allow England's
Biutf ui me vane iu ur jmiu...j ,
satisfactorily presented. We would sit in
judgment without being invited by Eng
land or having Englishmen's interests
pleaded; the jury would hear really but
one side of the case.
War is a terrible thing. It should never
be begun till all peaceful means are ex
hausted, and then it should be defensive
war. Wars in the past have generally
besn precipitated by selfish, ambitious
men. And men are as selfish and ambi
tious now as ever. The political rulers of
Great Britain, the United States and all
other countries are much more inclined
to go to war than the people are. The
people, the common people, are the class
who are made the targets for bullets and
cannon shot. They carry the guns and
bear all the suffering, the family separa
tions, and the pains of dying. The com
mon people afterwards pay, or produce,,
the taxes, which settle the bills. And the
DclUoli lectueio lull up iqid iui buuvo aui
satisfy selfish ambitions while the masses
are murdering each other.
War bas been often resorted to to di
vert tbe attention of tbe oppressed class
es from tbeirreal enemies. We suspect
there is something of this sort being now
thought of, that a powerful class in both
countries will call for war lustily for sel
fish instead of patriotic reasons, as will
If it is better for an individual to Buffer
wronc than to resist evil, and so let loose
a flood of evil passions, it may be better
for two great nations not to engage in
horrible, convulsive war over the dis
puted title to a small tract of land ro.
South America. Let us have peace.
PROF. GEO. D. HERRONt
(Continued from 1st page.)
lady bountiful, but enunciating a law,
which, if not followed, will make the pos
sessor lose all such benefits.
Dr. Herron declared he could not do alt
these things, because his wife was not
wholly converted. Every palace, he con
tinued, costs two hovels and for every
thing you have that the average home
has not they are paying for, and they are
supporting you whether you like it or
not, and it is your debt and you have no
right to these things except to give them
away to benefit common humanity. This
is woman's work in the new society.
Our glories turn to shame, our joys to
ashes, and all our social benefits not
used for others corrupt and corrode and
degrade our lives.
So for our women there is an opportu
nity; a higher chivalry, a higher sense of
her position in which the right sort of a
new woman shall be inspired with the
knowledge and passion of a new sister
hood, and shall have for its purpose the
sharing of social benefits with those who
have them not.
The woman of today has not the power
to love that the Hebrew and Puritan had,
but when all the intellectual gains are
j i f 1. T J J4.
will make a womanhood that will be
glorified as never before.
Mr. Keir Hardie, the English Socialist,
when asked to speak said the address
should be followed bysilenceand thought
Now is the Time to Work
Catalpa, Neb., Dec. 0, 1895.
Editor Wealth Makers:
Your issue of Dec. 6th, lies before me
with the figures of he official state vote.
I judge from the 70,566 for Maxwell and
the 53,361 for Mrs. Peattie that the
latter is the solid Populist vote and that
the difference is the Republican vote for
Maxwell. We have probably lost heavily
in the state through removals on account
of hard times and are nowhere near the
70,000 votes cast for Powers. It is
better to underestimate our vote than to
overestimate it. We had better take
Mrs. Teattie's vote as our true strength,
and go hard to work spreading our ideas
and winning recruits. And to do this let
every Populist circulate his paper as lar
as possible, making every one count (or
"every shot to tell"), and gain one or
two votes before next year. We have the
17,000 hopeful men to work on who
voted for Maxwell. Aim for young men.
"You can't teach an old dog tricks," you.
know; and a young vote lives longer
than an old one. But we must gain 10
000 more votes than the 18,000 in ordefe
to win. We expect that some of our old'
.fnh. n-ill roinrn fpnm M iflnmiri ntil1.
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other states where they have gone; bill)
thev mnv not and we cannot count olv'
them. We must buckle down to hard
work. Pince Miss Frances Willard has
come out so nearly in line with us we
ought to gain some Prohibition votes.
Wn ought also to gain free silver votes
from both Democratic and Republican
narties. It is almost too much to expect
Bryan to join us: he still thinks himself al
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