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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
January 2', 180C.
Nsw Serlas of
Consolidation of tlx
Farmers Alliance and Xeb. Independent.
PUBLISHED EVEBY THURSDAY BT
Tie Wealth Makers Publishing Company,
1120 M St, Lincoln, Nebraska.
OfOHOS ITOW41D GlBSOX...
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V. I. P. A.
"If any man most toll for ns to rise.
Then ek I not to climb. Another's pain
I cbooas not (or raj good. A poldau chain,
A rob of honor, I too a-ood a price
To tmpt my hasty band to du a wrong
Unto a fallow man. Tliia life hutb woa
Kufliclent, wrought by man's natanle foe; '
And who that hath a heart wonld dare prolong
Or add a sorrow to a atrli kea aoal
That sosks a healing balm to in a Its it whole?
My bosom owns the brotherhood of man."
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WEALTH 11 A K EES I'DB LI SUING CO.,
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Our renders iu Lincoln will bo amply re
paid it they drop in and hour the papers
and discussions given at the A. 0. U. W.
hall, 1114 0 St., Sunday evenings. Live
subjects are diseussod, and there is no
tack of Ideas and information.
This St. Louis Globe-Democrat avers
that: "History will say. of Cleveland that
he hunted more ducks and disgusted
more Democrats than any other presi
More bonds and more tariff taxes are
the medicine Congress is giving us. The
sweat screws and blood letting are con
tinued. Any cessation in the use of these
would destroy our constitution. Under
Tun "sober second thought takes its
turn with the President's message," says
the Journal.' Yes, the class whom talk
of war does not intoxicate and who have
no political or financial axes (bonds) to
grind are now getting the floor.
One thousand delegates were present
at Nebraska's irrigation convention at
Sidney. Many resolutions were adopted,
The officers elected are A. G. Wolfenbai
gerof Lincoln president, J. L. Mclutosh
socretary, Joseph Oberfelder treasurer.
Ox.VAitD is in Washington, "to look
over the tariff sitnation so far as it
affects the beet sugar iuterests." Farm
ers, mechanics, clerks and laborers never
go to Washington to guard their inter
eststhe place where the poor are most
W. D. IIowells is being viciously crit
icised by the friends of plutocracy and
individualism. But he is winning the
love and the admiration of the oppress
ed. His recent articles on Liberty and
Equality in the Forum and Cosmopolitan
should be read by all men.
" The Outlook says it is estimated that
the public losses from the war agitation
through the depreciation of American
securities already amounts to between
$300,000,000 and $500,000,000, while
the general injury inflicted on commerce
and business is inestimable.
Theue are still a lot of people who are
fooled by that alleged scientific explana
tion and justification of prices and con'
ditions, the law, so-called, o supply and
demand. We propose to them this rid
dle, viz.; official calculations show that
the 1895 crop of cereals in the whole
world is much smaller than last year's;
yet the prices of grain and everything
else not monopolized are lower instead
The president first got up a war scan
and made a half panic on Wall Street
a great drop in American securities al
home and abroad, nud a great deprecia
t;on in American securities, all railroad
stocks and the rest; and this sent money
rates up and gold flying; and then he
called on Congress to drive through in o
day, before the holiday adjournment, a
bill providing for more bonds for the
people. The House has passed the bond
bill, but the Senate with VI majority for
silver, will probably refuse to pass it,
preferring that Bilver be paid out by the
government, as is lawful.ratherthan hold
the silver and borrow gold with bonds,
gold that cannot be kept a day and that
will have to be borrowed and re-borrow
ed over and over again, performing
do other service than to get the people
in debt. So we are likely to have with
the war scare and the money scare a
dead-lock in the wheels of legislation, and
the two scares will only vastly damag'
the country without accomplishing
.their originators schemed to make
"WHAT 6 HALL THE HARVEST BE"
We are sittine at the bedside of the
dj'ii'Jf yar auJ as we look back over the
brief history we almost weep as well as
wonder. Weep at the record it has made,
the unnecessary misery it bascaused, and
the wide spread and deep distress it has
entailed upon the common people, not
only of our own but of other lands.
While we would not appear ts'ssimistic
the love of truth compels ns to say that,
in our opinion, the last sun of no year.
for at least a quarter of a century, has
jefamid such dense and impenetrable
glopin. Unable to dispel or to penetrate
the darkness as we sit in the dawn of the
new vear. we can only wonder what the
coining harvest will bel
While it is true that small portions
of tho land have suffered from drouthi
and consequently short crops, yet
to the thinking mind, this will go
but a short " distance in explaining
the general distress, the utter stagna
tion of business, the unprecedent
ed failures of private individuals uud
institutions, and worst of all the shock
given to human confidence in hum unity
itself nml all human institutions. In
looking over the situation, and the des
olate Held stretching out before lis we are
forced to the conclusion that the rain
that is most needed is a reign of greater
righteousness and amoistening and soft
ening and cleansing of human hearts.
Tukeaway human avarice and corporate
greed, and give us a few refreshing show"
ers of human sympathy and brotherly
kiudness,und the clouds will lift, and the
euu of 'S)G may set, if it does not rise, on
a once more happy, contented and pros
perous people. But will the people have
the wisdom to inaugurate such a reign?
Weudmit thatpreseut indications do not
point favorably in that direction. Our
national Congress is now in session and
neither it nor the president seems to
grasp the situation. Their time is main
ly taken up with other matters, which
seem to us of far less consequence. The
peoplo, we imagine, are not so nearly
concerned about a boundary liue between
British Guiana and Venezuela as they are
about a boundary liue between hopeand
hopelessness, between plenty and poverty
between a nation "de facto" and a nation
do functo." We are in favor of the en-
orcement of the so-called "Monroe doc
trine," but we are not in favor of making
its enforcement a pretense to enforce so-
called Democratic or Republican doctrine
on other questions. We are not in favor
of it for tho purpose of distracting and
diverting the minds of the people from
living, vital, and burning issues iu which
is wrapped up the welfare and destiny of
the country itself. We are not in favor
of it for the purpose of reducing our al
ready scant circulation of legal tender
money, and of increasing our already
burdensome bonded indebtedness, and of
a farther tinkering with the tariff ques
tion,' which, in view of what is going on
at Wushington.seems to be the principal
object or end to be sought after and
gained. With this view of the situation,
which seems to be the onewhich forces it
self Upon the minds of every candid and
thoughtful observer, what, we are led to
ask ugain, shall, the coming harvest be?
Judging thecoming by the conditions at
the end of the closing year, it simply
means greater distress among the people,
less ability to meet and discharge liabili
ties, increased debt and taxation, greater
financial wreck and ruin, and above all
and worse than all to a free government
like ours, it means still greater concen
tration of wealth and fewer people
among us who will own even an equity
in their homes. The American home is
the nursery of American patriotism, and
when our people become dispossessed and
robbed of their.own Art-tides, patriotism
will languish, if its fires do not become
entirely extinct. "There is no place like
home" is as true as it is trite, and he who
does not realize its potency iu building
up and sustaiuingacountry like ours lias
yet to learn the rudiments of all free
We are just entering upon the most im
portant as well as the most critical year
iu our nation's history. It is, at the very
threshold, pregnant with events of the
greatest importance and which may be,
in their development, of the most start
ling character. Pot alone because it is
to be a presidential year, but because o'
the grave questions that are before us,
and that will be certainly coming up for
solution. Political parties are already
locating their conventions and casting
about for available, rather than states
men-like, men as their candidates. One
fact above all others is inspiring. It is,
thatintothehandsof thecotnmon people
will once more be committed their des
tiny, as well as that of their country,
And as they will it, and vote it, so shall
that destiny be. Experience as well as
scriptureshould teach us that men do not
gather grapes of thorns and harvest figs
from thistles, and that, "whatsoever a
man soweth that shall healsoreap." AVe
should remember that nature's laws are
inexorable. We may deplore, but we can
not change them, ana nence, while we
might commiserate, we could scarcely
pity theman.at the coming harvest, who
is out his time and labor and has noth
ing but want to garner into bis sheds
and misery to house under his mortgage
ed roof, if these should be found to be
the legitimate fruits of his own sowing,
But there still is hope, and we shall
work and patiently wait the result of the
coming harvest, and shall rejoice if per
mitted to see tne toners oi tne ind com
e LUe home bearing with them.
the golden sheaves as tl
A 8TBIKIHG CARTOON
Last week's Representative (Donnelly's
paper) has a capital cartoon, which rep
resents Grover as cook and Carlisle feed
ing the fire. On the stove is a steaming
kettle of soup, labeled "Anti-Trust Busi
ness Interests, "and a sizzling sauce pan
called 'Tower of the People." In the
oven is "The Wealth Producer" baking,
and urover is just trying mm with a
fork. Carfisle is shoveling the green-
bucks into the blazing fire grate from a
huge tipped over basket, marked, "The
Last of the Greenbacks, the 'Money of
Abraham Lincoln." Over the whole is
the legend "Done to a Turn." And un
derneatb this dialogue is given:
Cleveland: Pile 'em in Johnny. He is
sizzling nicely. Old Nosey will be delight
ed to see now we ve cooked him. lhe
juice is running out of him.
larlisle: lie smells mstlovelv. We'll
have a lot of these greenbacks left and it
would be a good idea, to roast the Ameri-
san eagle while we are at it.
Cleveland: That's right. We have
pretty well plucked him already. Stick
We suggest to Mr. Donnelly that he
propose to his artist that he illustrate
the situation in the drawing of an old
fashioned cider press. Let the people
appear in the press with arms and legs
sticking out and the sweat and blood
running, while Congress, the courts and
theexecuti ve, with their handspikes, force
down the screws. Call it "Plutocracy's
Wine Press," and write a suitable com
ALL A WOEFUL BLUNDER
We sometimes think that there has been
by evolution a great increase in human
dom in the last twoor three thousand
years, but it is not so apparent when we
acquaint ourselves with the wisdom of
the ancients. The prayer of Agur was:
"Give me neither poverty nor riches."
Today the man who thinks less wealth is
better than more is rarely overheard in
his devotions. .
Cicero also had more sense and discern
ment than the moderns who fancy they
have"evoluted"fnr beyond him, Hesaid.
"One thing ought to be aimed at by all
men: that the interest of each individu
ally, and all collectively, should be the
same; for if each should grasp at his in
dividual interest, all society would be
dissolved." Which, being true, prophe
sies the dissolution of the each-for-him-
soH commercial civilization, if not saved
from itself, from selfishness.
It seems to be the prevailing, all-con
trolling belief that there is nothing valu
able that money cannot buy. All are
reaching after money us the means with
which to gratify every desire, and even
the multi-millionaire is still grasping
after more money, thinking that with
more he can increase his happiness, or
satisfy his still unsatisfied desires. But
it is all a woeful blunder. There is just
one thing that can make us happiness,
and that is, to labor for those we love
and to be loved by them. We have some
proof of this in the ideal family life. But
what the most perfect family life is the
community, national and world life must
become. Each needs every other, or all.
But hired service has no love in it, hence
is contrary to nature's plan. It is not
fellowship, but division and distance,
leaving the heart barren. The market-
ilace or exchange struggle for gain from
one another, the contracts we make to
serve or to pay money for service, sepa
rate us, cut up the natural communal
iody, compel antagonism of individual
parts, destroying social life and fellow
ship. Now it appears tome that the
church was instituted to unite the com
mercially separated contending families
and so remedy the evils of self-seeking.
The church when filled with the spirit of
Christ was a voluntary communal orga
nization, in which each divided with all
and all cared for each.
The Philadelphia street car companies
consolidated some short time since and
ruined "transfers" to eight cents. The
citizens have held public meetings to de
nounce the robbery and have formed
"walking clubs" to force the plutocratic
pirates to recede from their rates. A
couple of weeks ago or so the employes,
who were by no means benefited by the
cousolidatiou or the raised fares, struck
for better pay and the recognition of
their labor organization. The condi
tions against which they struck were as
follows: The regularly employed motor
men aud conductors have nominally a
twelve-hour day, with an iutermission of
thirty-five minutes forrest and lunch. In
addition, they were required to take four
minutes at the end of each trip, so that
the time from reporting in the morning
to release at night, was thirteen hours
and ten minutes, or from seven in the
morning till ten minutes past eight iu
the evening. (Going and coming from
their work would probably add two hours
to this.) For this serviee they received
two dollars a day. Besides these "regu
lars" there were a large number of "trip
pers" who made irom 50 cents to $1.50
a day, according to the number of trips
they were employed. The demand of the
men at the time of the strike was for $2,
pay for ten hours work. This however
was not their most strenuous demand.
The newly organized combination of cor
porations began to discharge men promi
nent in the organization of the employes.
The Geueial Manager said October 19,
as reporteil fn the Ledger:
These men are discharged for pretend
ing to tak an interest in their work, and
yet secretin exerting their influence and
taking an Active interest in the affairs oi
the Amalgamated Association street cat
employees' organization; arid nil others
who ars found to be taking a like active
interest will be summarily dealt with.
The Toyubee (philanthropic) Society
denies the statement of the Traction
company, that the men discharged were
irregular at their work. They were all
employed and paid by the day and were
old employes. The citizens sympathized
with the strikers, and so did the roughs
and rowdies, and they showed their sym
pathy by violence. The disturbances did
not alienate the great body of the citi
zens, says The Outlook. Saturday, a
week ago, there was an apparent settle
ment. Monday the Traction company
repudiated it. On Monday there was
violence and the police shot two men. On
Monday night the men went back to
work on a half concession that the orga
nization should not be interfered with
So the great war goes on.
Fhom the bi-monthly bulletin sent out
by the labor department at Washington
we learn that there were between 1881
and 1894, 14.300 strikes in this country
Of these ii per cent succeeded, Ai per
cent failed and the rest succeeded in part
and failed in part. The large strikes as a
rule were the least successful. The aver
age duration of a strike wus 25 days
and the total number of hands thrown
out of employment was about 4,000,000,
By the same authority we are informed
that the public aud private debt of the
country aggregates $20,000,000,000, or
an average of $1,500 for every family.
This debt estimate from a public official
(Mr. Holmes of the census bureau) is
without doubt conservative, within the
truth, but think what an average, inter
est-eating debt of fi,oUO to each family
means and indicates. It is no use talk
ing, such an average and aggregate of
debt cannot be lifted. The interest will
not be met, and by it the debt will grow,
foreclosures will dispossess the people of
their homes, legal confiscation will con
tinue its process, until there will be a
violeut uprising of the landless starving
proletarian masses. There is no legisla
tion in sight during the next five years
which would check the sweep and power
of capital, the creditor class, and by
that timeweshall have passed therapids
and reached the verge of the fearful cata
Senator Quay announces that among
the issues for the '06 campaign will be
the building of G8 dams iu the Ohioand
Mississippi rivers, at a cost of 50,000,-
000; the construction of tho Erie ship
caual from Pittsburg to Lake Erje, at a
cost of 116,000,000; the dredging of the
Deleware river at a cost of $10,000,000;
and the completion of the ship canal
from Philadelphia to New York." Wise
men who Cau read and fathom political
jobs, believe the rest demanded is all
subsidiary to the proposed Erie to Pitts
burg ship cr.nal, and that Andrew Carne
gie is the motor power behind the whole
thing. The other jobs are added to the
one so as to make it look like a general
plan of public, improvements, and to
draw local support in Congress. Politics,
Give the pulpits the credit that is due
them. A New York financial report, re
ferring to the Friday, Dec. 20, Wall
Street panic says;
On the Stock Exchange the wildest ex
citement prevailed, nothing like it for
tne sharpness of declines having occurred
since the panic of 1873. The best dividend-paying
stocks on the list broke five
to six points, and many of the more
speculative shares dropped ten points
and over. Heavy sales were made ou
both foreign and local account, particu
larly the former. Over $0,000,000-gold
went out during the week, and large
amounts are expected to follow. A num
ber of unimportant lailures occurred,
and more would have happened had it
not "been for the, generous policy of
the buuks pursued towards customers of
good standing. On Monday there wus a
partial recovery, due Bomewnat to an
abatement of the war scare and the
strong utterances from the pulpits
against the rising war spirit.
The Populists in the senate did a right
and seusible thing in refusing to help
either the Republicans and Democrats
organize the senate committees. The
Democrats angrily charged them and
the Republicans with a bargain. Alien
in replying for the Populists declared
that their attitude had been taken after
due deliberation and in order to show
that the. Populist party was as much a
party and as fully organized as either of
the two leading parties. He said they
were disgusted with the Democrats (The
Wealth Makers always has been) and
wculd therefore not vote for their reten
tion in the control of the Senate, and
that they had as little confidence in the
Republicans and had therefore declined
to vote for a Republican slate.
The editor of this paper leaves Lincoln
Thursday to address the people at differ
ent points in Butler and Nance counties
He is billed to speak on the subject, "The
Modern Babylon and the New Jerusalem.'
Those wishinir to hear him upon this
subject (which might be called, the com
mercinl civilization and the kingdom of
God) can secure him for meetings in their
localities by writing to him at Lincoln
Put on residence address, 2G39 Randolph
Senator Allen did the whole country
a service and honor to himself iu refusing
to withdraw his objection to rushiug
through without consideration the Chan
ji km i nn nnn nnn inr
immediate armament to prepare for war
with Great Britain. Bat the good would
have been greater if he had also inter
posed an objection to the third reading
of the bill.
Farmer Brown and the Banker
Old Farmer Brown went to hear a gold
It was the first time he had ever heard
of "unsound and sound money."
He wondered what new fangled notions
people were getting into their heads.
The next time Farmer Brown went to
town hecalled tosee Banker Smith about
this honest money.
He said he had been out to bear Judge
Aldredge speak, aud he told the people
there was unsouiid money in circulation.
He further told Bauker Smith that he
had come to find out what sort of money
was sound and what sort was unsound.
Banker Smith told him that no money
was sound except gold.
"Weil, I'll declare to goodness," re
marked Farmer Brown, "If that is so,
then I haven t ft sound Holhir trv
name, and haven't had for years!"
Ain't this here paper bill sound money?
said Farmer Brown, it says on its face
that it is good for five silver dollars."
"But silver dollars are only worth sixty
cents," remarked the banker.
"I kalkerlate you hain't got any to
sell at that price have you?" asked Far
The banker said he hadu't any to soil,
but sixty cents was all that a silver
dollar was worth.
"Then what about this bill?" said Far
mer Brown, presenting a greenback.
"that mouey is not sound because, it
does not say on its face that it is redeem
able in gold," remarked Banker Smith.
"lhe deuce it am tl" remarked Farmer
ttrown. Hon t you take it ou deposit?
It is true, you don't give a fellow anv
sound assurance that he will ever get it
out of your bank again, but don't you
'Y-e-s, we take them, but thev are a
makeshift money and ought to be retired.
So ought the treasury notes."
"then, what are we farmers to do for
money when you banksrs get all the pa
per money destroyed?" asked Farmer
'The bankers will then issue a paper
currency and supply you farmers with it.
It will be flexible. , lou see when your
cotton or wheat crop comes in the mar
ket, we bankers will put out the money
and you can get all you want."
"Have you any bank money to put out
now?"' asked the farmer. ,
"Plentyof it. How much do vouwant?
All you have to do is to give me irood
"Havn't got any collateral! If I had
collateral I wouldn't want your money.
Why can't you let us farmers have the
money on the same sort of collateral you
give us farmers when we deposit money
u your bank. 1 will write in your little
book the amount of money you let me
have. If that is good collateral for us
farmers, it ought to be good collateral
for you bankers.
"les, but we bnnkersdon t do business
in that way. When we loan money we
want security or collateral."
'Well, I can give you a mortgage on
my land. How will that sort of collater
al suit your'
Can t loan money on land," remarked
'Now," remarked the farmer, "you
bankers are a lot of money sharks, I be
lieve. You wont lend money, though the
earth is given you as security. You wont
give us farmers any security for the
money we deposit with you, though you
turn right around and loan it out at 20
per cent, and refuse to pay us a cent of
nterest. lou are not satisfied with this
sort of robbery, but you want to dis
honor and disgrace all government
money and issue a bank script of your
own, and I reckon yon will call that stuff
honest money! When you get the gov
ernment to turn over the money making
business to you bankers, you will have
things about your owu way, I think. If
you want my cotton or wheat cheap, you
won t let any money get in circulation
After you get all of our crops bought up
then you will turn the money loose and
make the pi:e go up. That is sound
money, is it? My opinion is you bankers
and politicians are all a lot of darned
thieves and robbers, and I won't have
anything to do with you., I have been a
votiu' the Democratic ticket for twenty
years, patiently waiting for the good
times you bankers and lawyers promised
Your good times dont come. Its all
sound money and collateral and sixty
cent dollars. 1 am done with the hull lot
of vou rascals, and me and my six boys
will all vote the People's party tickejb at
the next election. Sound money, eh?
Well, I guess the pops will give us about
as sound money as any party, aim r tu
rner Brown got in his wagon and gave
the mules a dose of strap oil that sent
them on the run down the road towards
his home. As he passed down the street
at a speed that violated the city ordi
nance, he said, "Sound money pe a ai
W hat a sound darned fool 1 ve Deen lor
twenty years!" Southern Mercury.
I have always tried to be honest with
my readers and never say one thing when
I believed another. If at any time 1 have
failed to make my ideas understood, it
was because my thinking was not clear,
not because 1 was trying to deceive and
confuse. When I say that I neither hon
or, love nor revere the Populist party, I
may surprise some of my readers. iut 1
have not thrown off the yoke of one
party to put on that of another. I am
not advising men in the old parties to
lay aside their party prejudices and think
for themselves, and theu exhorting them
as soon ns they become Populists to
shut their eyes to everything that is
wrong in our own ranks and swallow
anything that is offered them.. And I
like nothing better thau to have my own
ideas criticised. We Populists have been
saying and thinking that the people need
educating, and that as soon as we can
thorn to onen their eyes and see
things as thny are, they will be with us.
Th '-Snirit of theAtre." theold grange
Bv this isn't true. More than
har. it. nomes Drettv near proving it
The article in which it does so, is so good
that I : reproduce, e.sew he e , whmt
1 " f9 """"
Its criticism of the Populint party is
friendly and it is deserved. We are not
oi top in Kansas and throughout th
northwest today because onr leadership
has been selfish and self-si-ekiug. Educa- '
tion is all right; but no amount of edu- 1
cation will ever induce the great mass of
the people to rush to the standards of a
party whose leaders they distrust. Every
reform movement is "judged by the
character of the men whoareat the front.
If it appears that where Populists are in
office they are just as eager for big sal
aries and the loaves and fishes of official
position, as the leaders of the old parties
you will never see a Populist wavesweep
ing over the country. It is eternally
true, as the "Spirit of the Age" says,. '
that a reform party must be a party of
heroes. The old abolition party was such
a party, and it proved the leaven that
leavened the whole lump of the American
We can't run with the hare and hunt
with the hounds. We can't overthrow
abuses in government and profit by them
at the same time. It was because the
Populist party placed itself in the posi
tion of trying to perform that impossible
feat, that it is in a minority in Kansas
Henry D. Lloyd, in a recent article in
the Coming Nation, say that the selfish
interests of wealth areaunit in this
country today; but the opposition to
plutocrucy is weak and disorganized
because there is selfishness thNre too.
Until the people can be united oa reli
gion of unselfishness, and work for "re
form without any thought or hope of
profiting above their fellows by the
changes they seek, it will be easy to con
quer us by keeping us divided. The reA
form movement has got to mean vastly
more than voting for a change iu rulers
before it will kindle the fires of enthus
iasm iu the hearts of the people. It has
got to mean more than monetary re
form; more than the free coinage of silver
or an abundant per capita; more than
government ownership of railroads and
mines; more even than the public owner
ship of a!! the, means of production de
manded by advanced socialists. "What,
then," do you inquire, "must it mean?"
Nothing less than the self-sacrifice and
the sell-denial, the entire effacement of
self aud the willingness to benr our
brother's burdens taught by Jesus of
Nazareth. There is no other way under
heaven by which the race can be saved
from the evils that are crushing it. We
must worship God by Berving mankind
with all that we have and are, or weshall
continue to be as those who beat the air.
Star and Kannan.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM.
Tho largest co-operative creamery In
the United States is located at St. Al
In Philadelphia a concoction known,
as "hot pectoral" is sold by the erst- .
while ice cream vender.
Private companies in Japan have sub
mitted to the government plans for
about 2,000 miles of new railways.
One man makes all the burglars' .
"jimmies" used in London. There is
no law by which their manufacture may
Public-spirited citizens of Birming
ham, Ala., have given United States
flag3 to the schools of the city, both
white and colored.
Philadelphia has forty-one national
banks, forty-five trust companies and
savings banks and ninety-six private
bankers and brokers.
The Scotchmen of Cleveland are plan
ning the erection of a building to serve
as headquarters for the several Scot
tish societies of the city.
This season there has been good sport
in Connecticut on partridge, woodcock
and gray squirrels, but the quail shoot
ing has been simply poor.
An enormous flight of carrier pigeons
was recently held in Paris, 60,000 birds
having been set loose in one morning
from the neighborhood of the Eiffel
To know God is to be like Him.
You cannot give the Devil his due
without destroying his reign.
To be a rffan after God's own heart, as
was David, is to be after, becoming that
I have hated my soul tinto death, and
It died within me dyed itself red with
nrtvrHnm to thjfe
tUQ U1UUU Vi unu j -
.faith of life died that it might ha'e
life abundantly, as the promise is to
those who die for His sake.
There is a very poor show for the
righteous, in this world. But they do
not care much for the circus any way;
'cainst they get through the menagerie
of wild beasts, they are pretty well used
John Burns said: "In England.we are
beginning to realize that beer and
brains do not go together." Is not this
a great mistake? The trouble is that
there is altogether too much mixing of
beer and brains.
Are we returning to primitive days?
Once, a mist went up and watered all
the earth. Now-a-days heavy dues
are falling all over the land, and the
nsurer and tax gatherer are mysteri
ously reaping a rich harvest John S.
Sing for Liberty
"The Armageddon Song Book contains
Populist and patriotic songs, set to mu
sic. 138 pages. Price 30c each; $3.0G
per dozen, postage or express paid by us.
Get up a Populist glee club and help sing
the cause through. We can thus have
better and more soul inspiring musio
than brass bands can make, besides we
are not always able to hire brass bands.
Got no musicians in your neighborhood?
You don't know; there may be some
veritable Jenny Linds right around you.
Get a dozen or so to practice and then
from the best select the necessary number
for a glee club. There will be a great de
mand for glee clubs next year. The cam
paign will open early and be the greatest
ever held. The best Populist Glee Clubs
will find constant employment at good
pay. Practice makes perfect. Begin now.
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