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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
April 1 6, 1896.
rut WEALTH ftAKERS i LINCOLN
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State Committee Meeting.
Th at at central com mitt of tba people's
party it hereby called to meet at th Boatwlck
Hotel, Hatting, on Friday, April 17, at J p. m
lor the pnrpoaa ot making necessary arrange
ment for tb (lection of delegate to the national
convention, and for tb tranaactlon of soch
other bnslnesa a may properly com before the
committee. No proxies will be admitted nnle
a writing and unless those by whom they are
presented are actual resident of tb respective
conntle which they eek to represent.
J, A. BDOKRTOH, Chairman.
Fbank D. Kiqkr, Secretary.
The next seven months will be fraught
with more of weal or woe to the Ameri
can people than that number of months
ever were in the whole history of this
nation. The fight to overthrow the
money power will be the fiercest and
most bitter everfougbton this continent.
The news of this contest as it developes
we.'k by week will be of all absorbing in"
terest. The Independent will print it in
full. It has trained newspaper men at
Washington, at the populist head
quarters at St. Louis and in the states
where the hardest fighting will be done.
No family in the west orsouth can afford
to do without it. It will be sent to,
single subscribers from now uutil after
the election for 50 cents. To a club ot
10, $4. To a club of 5, $2. The sooner
you send in the order the more papers
you will get for the money.
Andrews and Hainer were both easily
renominated, but they will not be so
Governor Ilolcomb has issued tb
usual Arbor day proclamation and asks
all to plant trees on April 22.
If you can't pay any thing on you
back dues, you can at least send us a
postal card and explain matters.
Mr. B. R. B. Weber of Sauuders county
has been suggested by a good many as a
delegate to St Louis, and it is a very fit
and proper suggestion.
It is a fundamental nrincinleof econom
ics that, either all persons have equal
rights or no person has any rights.
Metcalf is a brilliant newspaper man.
It is many years since he wrote a special
article without getting well paid for it
He had a two column write up of Meikle
john in last Sunday's World Herald.
We have a letter at this office from G.
W. Whitney containing money, but no
address. Anyone knowing his address
will confer a favor by sending it to this
In a very large number of cities and
towns last week inNebraska,the straight
republican ticket was beaten for the first
time. The ticket elected was generally
called the "Citizens Ticket," but the re
publicans have several hundred less office
holders in this state than they had be
fore the spring elections were held.
There is no possible way to perma
nently establish the gold standard in
this country except to keep the free silver
republicans voting the republican ticket
and the free silver democrats voting the
democratic ticket. Every trick that the
ingenuity of devils can invent will be re
sorted to to accomplish that thing.
Congressman Shaf roth says that when
ever the advocates of silver gain a point,
we immediately hear from every part of
the world of the most amazing discov
eries of gold. From Alaska's icy moun
tains to India's coral strand, where Rus
sia's Ural fountains roll down their
golden sand; from Cripple Creek and
Kaffir laud, Dahomey and Peru, they
promise gold by billions in another year
Senator John P. Jones said in an inter
view the other day. "Let them elect Mc-
Kinley. They won't get any protection
for the next ten years at least. No high
tariff bill can pass the senate unless it
carries with it the free coinage of silver,
The western senators are determined
that the east shall have no protection
until the east is willing to recognize
southern and western interests."
There is a wide difference in the editing
of a populist, in comparison with a re
publican paper. There lies on the desk
of April 8. It has nearly two
columns of editorial.which is a fair
amount for a county paper. There
not the statement of a principle or the
suggestion of one on the page. If apopu
list should send out papers written
that way, he'd have no subscribers at all
at the end of a month.
Mr. Taubeneck's book, just out.enti
tied the "Condition of the American
Farmer" is the most valuable work that
has appeared in the last five years,
While Mr. Taubeneck may not be a
writer of elegant English, he is some
thing better, for he writes good, strong
common sense, showing that the average
income of the individual members of the
families of farmers is much less man me
average cost of maintainingconvlcts and
paupers at public expense. lie also shows
thi. na tlm r reduction Der capita of
farm products decreases the price of each
nroducts also declines. This exhibits the
fallacy of over-production as a
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mr 01 nee line 01 unces. it m
were over-production there would
be an increase percapita of pro.
ducts, followed by the corresponding de
cline of prices; but a decrease per capita
of products would necessarily increase
the price, the per capita of money remain
ing the same. After having shown these
facts, and also the rapid increase of the
percentage of the tenant farmers and the
gradual destruction of the independent
farmers of the United States, Mr. Taube
neck shows most conclusively that these
lamentable results are caused by a dimi
nution of the supply of money. That
diminution in this country comes from
two sources, the retirement of government
paper circulating as money and the de
monetization of silver. During the war
nearly all of the public debt was used as
a circulating medium. When the war
closed this debt was absorbed by inves
tors, largely foreign, and taken out of
circulation, Four millions a month of
the greenbacks were also retired, while
the demand for money was increased at
least 33 per cent, by the restoration of
the Union, whicn brought under the
jurisdiction of the United States the
eleven confederate states. But the great
cause of diminution in the quantity of
money was occasioned by the rejection
of silver as a money metal and confining
the standard money of the civilized world
to gold alone. Mr. Taubeneck calls at
tention to the elementary principle of
political economy which recognizes the
fact that the money in circulation and
the property to be exchanged for money
are reciprocally the supply and demand
of each other, and that the destruction
of one half of the world's money has pro
duced a corresponding decline in general
"At least 90 per cent of the deprecia
tion in the price of farm products is due
to the increased purchasing power of the
dollar caused by a change in our financial
This truth cannot be too often re-
repeated or too strongly enforced upon
the American people. Mr. Taubeneck
urges the remonetization of silver as part
of the remedy for the evils of falling prices,
tagnation, and ruin. He says:
"Bnt, as much as free coinage would
help, that alone will not give permanent
"First. Because there is not a suffi
cient amount of gold and silver on hand
for the monetary use, nor, can the mines
second. liecause it would still leave
the power of money in the hands of indi
viduals and corporations, those who con
trol the products of the mines and issue
the paper currency; and our volume of
mouey at the mercy of the ebb and flow
of coin would produce an inflation every
me it comes to our shores, and leave a
panic whenever it departed.
At present our money is practically
controlled by the gold trust. If we add
free coinage of silver and let the bauks
issue the necessary paper money, our
money volume will still be at the mercy
of a few individuals and corporations.
The money power will control our volume
of money as effectively as it now does,
with only this difference -that the two
metals will be more difficult to control
than the one. Much as free coinage of sil
ver will do towards restoring prices of
products and property, this alone will
not destroy all the evil that surrounds
our present financial system.
If free coinage of silver will not destroy
the money trust, what, then, can we do
that will? Suppose that you undertake
to destroy the coal trust, whisky trust,
or any other trust, what would oe the
first thing you would have to do? Think
for a moment.
The first thing to do would be to take
from the trust the power to control the
supply, the power to limit or restrict pro
duction. Unless you could do tms it
would be impossible to destroy the trust.
The one essential thing absolutely neces
sary to the existence of a trust is its
ability to control the supply and limit
the production of the article in which it
This is the populist position. The
Independent believes it to be correct
and it is supported by every authority
in economics, both in this country and
in Europe. The free coinage of silver
alone would only be a temporary relief,
if the banks were left iu control of the
issue of paper money and allowed to ex
nand and contract it to suit their own
interests. There is not a civilized govern
ment on the face of the earth, except the
United States, that allows banks to con
trol the volume of the currency. The
position of Mr. Taubeneck is the same as
that of Gen. A. J. Warner and Senator
Jones. No fight can be successfully
made on any other principles.
If a copy of Mr. Taubeneck's book
could be put in the hands of every re
publican farmer in this state, that party
could not round up a corporal's guard
at the next election. Price 10 cents
For sale at this office.
FOUR MILLION SAP HEADS.
The goldites said that if we only had
$100,000,000 in the gold reserve we
should have prosperity. Whenever it fell
below that point they went wild shriek
ing for more gold, and declared all our
woes came from the depletion of the gold
reserve, "Put $100,000,000 in the re-
serve fand.don't touch it.keep it a sacred
guarantee to preserve the credit of the
government and we will have prosperity,"
Well, they bonded us for nearly $300,-
000,000 and they have had over $125,
000,000 locked up in the gold reserve for
several weeks. But where is the promised
prosperity? This promise is on a par
with all of their other idiotic promises,
John Sherman said: "Repeal the Sher
man act and in ten days we shall have
prosperity" and about 4,000,000 sap
heads believed it iust as they did this
witless yarn about the gold reserve.
ESTABLISHING A CENSORSHIP.
If the goldites succeed in passing Louds
bill to amend the postal laws, the pub
lication of couutry newespapers off of the
express lines will be rendered almost im
It permits the mailing of newspapers
at the pound rate to subscribers only,
and defines a subscriber as one wbo"vol-
untarily orders and pays for the same."
Under this definition a person whose sub
scription has lapsed and has not been re
newed is not a subscriber. This is a di
rect blow at the local country newspaper,
But it does more than that. Itcreates
a virtual censorship of the press by giV'
ing to post office officials the absolute
right to determine what newspapers and
periodicals shall have the advantage of
the rates of second-class matter. It
confers on the postoffice the power to
determine what is, and what is not a
periodical; and since there is not a single
newspaper or magazine published in the
United States which, in some issue, is not
amenable to this authoritative discrimin
ation against advertising, supplements,
premiums, extra editions and extra free
matter, and which therefore, may be rele
gated to mail matter of the third class,
it literally places them at the mercy of
any postmaster's mandate.
That a man dare introduce such a bill
shows to what extent the republican vot
ers have been degraded. Even ten years
ago, if a congressman had introduced
such a bill, he would scarcely dared to
have gone home afterward, but now the
ignorant poverty sticken tools of the
money power will reuominate.and shout
ing for "sound money win vote to
return him to congress. They have no
more sense than to shout for "old glory"
and vote to establish a Russian censor
ship over the press.
FUANCE AN1 SILVER.
France keeps over $700,000,000 of sil
ver at par with gold, which is a little
more than $17.00 per capita of silver
alone, and she don't resort to the Sher
man Carlisle endless chain scheme to do
it either. She don't redeem her paper
money in gold, and the terrible disasters
which the republicans predict would hap
pen if a civilized nation should refuse to
do that, do not happen. In fact it has
the very opposite result. It brings, not
disaster, but prosperity to France.
The report of the director of the mint
shows that England keeps at par, of sil
ver, $100,000,000; Germany $210,000,
000; France $700,000,000; United States
$615,000,000. If the United states car
ried as much silver per capita as France
does, we could safely carry twice the
amount we now have and that without
any endless chain, bond issuing attach
TAIl FOR KY THE BANKS.
The Independent acknowledges the
receipt of the following letter:
Reform Club, 62 William Street New York, April
Dear Kir; Iu order to push the educational
work for sound currency and to resist the efforts
of free coinage advocates to put this country on
a silver basis, this committee has arranged to
snpply sound currency to newspapers in certain
states. We offer to snpply It In two forms:
1. Sound Currency Plates. We will snpply
these through either the American Press Asso
ciation, the Western Newspaper Union, the A.
N. Kellogg Co , or the Century Press Co. A page
Is Issued every four weeks; later we may Issue as
often as every two weeks. There will be no
charge for these plates, but you will h ave to pay
expressage' on them. All orders for plates must
go through our office.
2. Beady Prints. If your, paper Is a ready
print and la printed by the Western (NewsPaper
Union, A. N. Kellogg News paper Co., or the Ne
braska Newspaper Union, or any of the branch
offices, you can have from one to two columns of
onr matter Inserted by notifying your company
to that effect. Yours truly.
Chairman of the Executive Com.
As the Independent is located in the
same buildiua: as the Newspaper Union, it
would not have even express charges to
pay. Populists will now see at what a
disadvantage a populist paper is pub
lished. A republican paper gets its mat
ter set up and stereotyped free, while a
populist paper has to pay a good round
price for any matter that is fit to send
into the house of a patriotic American
WILL IT BE G ROVER AGAIN ?
The New York World has had re
sponses to the question of wbo their
choice is for the democratic presidential
nominee. From the officers of the demo
cratic state committee in nearly all the
states, from many senators and repre
sentatives in coneress and from other
political experts, their opinions,
many of which are printed are sum
marized as accurately and tersely as pos
sible in the table which follows.
Summary. States. Delegates.
Favorable to Cleveland 1 268
Flatly against Cleveland 5 102
Prefersome otter candidate 1
For anv tree silver candidate 12 92
Total delegate M
It may be remarked that the result
obtained by the World is not at all in ac
cordance with the views of Mr. W. J.
Rrvan. He figures it out this way. For
silver 454. Azainst silver 356. Donbfc-
A "BUSINESS" GOVERNMENT,
They are always saying we want agov
ernruent conducted on business princi
pies by business men. Well, they tried
that plan up in Blue Earth county.Minn.
They wouldn't let the populists have any
thing to do with the connty govern
ment, for they were not business men.
They were only farmers and working
men. The runuingof the county govern
ment on the "business" plan resulted
"The total receipts of the county for
1895 amounted to $48,296.31. The ex
penditures for the same time were $60,
449.42. A balance on the wrong side of
the ledger of $12,154.21, and every one
of the county funds overdrawn! That's
ENGLISH HARD TIMES.
The gold standard policy of England
seems to have as injurious an effect on the
masses of the people of England as it
The few rich there are are very rich
while the many are growing poorer all
the time, as shown in the following item
from the New York Independent:
"The churches in England are feeling
the hard times. The stipend of the Dean
of Ely has been cut down from $8,000 to
$6,100, and that of the canons from $4,-
550 to $2,870 each. The Dean of Can
terbury has $3,900 instead of $10,000,
and the canons $1,940 instead of $5,
000. The canons of York have been re
duced from $8,000 to $4,500, and those
of Winchester from $4,550, to $2,500,
while the Dean receives $4,500, instead
of $8,000. At Chichester the cut has
been forthe Dean from $5,000 to $3,500,
and for the canons from $2,500 to $1,.
750. At Norwich there has been a gen
eral reduction of 20 per cent., and at
Rochester of 25 per cent, and similar re
ductions at Salisbury and Peterbor
Now that they have got to cutting the
preacher's salaries may be some of them
will go to preaching the gospel of Christ
instead of the gospel of plutocracy.
THE NEBRASKA CLUB.
We publish by request in another col
umn a letter of Mr. Chas. E. Williamson
secretary of the Nebraska club. It con
tains some queer logic. His syllogism is
1. The Nebraska club is organized for
a distinct purpose, that of securing immi
gration to Nebraska.
2. Nebraska freight rates would have
a salient effect upon immigration.
3. Therefore, we will have nothing to
do with Nebraska freight rates.
JUST A SAMPLE. .
As a specimen of the literature fur
nished free, to republican papers by the
Wall St. Reform club, we clip the follow
ing sentence from the sample page sent
It is the labor of the country that most deter
minedly demands the gold basis; that demands
stability in the currency; that objects most pos
itively to a loss of half Its fixed Income.
This is a speciman of the fearful lying
that is inflicted on the readers of these
republican patent insides. The man who
wrote that, knew that the Federation of
Labor, the Knights of Labor and every
other labor organization in the country
that has spoken on the subject, has de
manded in the most unequivocal terms
the free coinage of silver, and that the
labor organizations of Chicago only a
few days ago, through their constituted
authorities, refused to attend or assist
in a gold standard meeting to be ad
dressed by Secretary Carlisle. These Re
form Club writers are certainly the most
fearful liars that exist outside of perdi
tion. The above is just a sample.
What are Messrs. Bryan, Bland et. al.,
going to do about that two-third rule
which has been the law in national dem
ocratic conventions ever since the old
slave power ruled that party? Do they
imagine that they can get a two-third
majority for free silver in the national
convention? They can't make a nomi
nation without it.
In reply to several private letters the
Independent Publishing Co. says: The
importance of a daily populist fiaperis
conceded. 27 It will begin the publica
tion of one when 1,000 subscribers are
secured at five cents a week for six issues
per week. That is all there is to be said
on the question.
John U. P. Thurston says that the re
publicans of Nebraska have their hats off
for McKinley. naif of them have had no
hats for the last four years, being forced
to buy dear money with cheap corn with
which to pay their debts, interest and
taxes they haven't been able to buy hats.
All they can do is to shake their sorrel
tons and veil. "Rah for McKinley," So
their hats are off all the time.
1 v 1 -
Not one of these country republican
editorial roosters who are crowing for
Mckinley and protection could write a
column article on the tariff to save their
souls from perdition. IF one should ask
them what the tariff was. they would
probably reply: "It's a hundred cent dol
Thepusillanimous and poverty stricken
republican papers of Nebraska are tak
ing the free matter and the free cartoons
of the Wall street gamblers and filling
their columns with it. These Bwindlers
lone aeo bought the dailies with clean
cash. Now they are capturing the week
lies with small tips.
The democrats ran a free silver candi
date on a goldite platform in Kentucky
and lost the game. Now they propose to
reverse the program, and run a goldite
on a free silver platform for president
They will lose again.
ROSS HAMMOND ANSWERED.
Since France has nearly twice as much
money per capita as the United States,
according to the believers in the theory
that the quantity of money fixes prices.
goods should be twice as dear in France
as in America. Now it is notorious that
such is not the case. On the contrary,
the products of French mills, factories,
etc., are sold so cheaply that it is ne
cessary to impose heavy duties on them
to prevent their competition with high
priced American goods. V ill some per
capita financier explain why the large
volume of money in France does not
raise prices in that country? Fremont
We credit the above clipping to the
Fremont Tribune because it was clipped
from its editorial columns, but it was not
written by the editor of that paper. It
is one of the prepared editorials sent out
by the Wall street sound money club.
We have seen it several times before.
the Tribune asks: "Will some per
capita financier explain why the large
volume of money in France does not
raise prices in that couutry." We will
answer, although we know the question
was not asked for tne purpose of ever
printing the reply in that paper.
First then, the whole statement on
which the question is based is false.
France does not have "nearly twice as
much money as the United States!" It
hasjless per capita than the United States.
It has more legal tender money but of
other forms of money it has very much
Prof. Francis A. Walker says, "Always
and everywhere the thing that does the
money work is the money thing." In
this country the thing that largely does
the money work and is the money thing,
is bank credits. Add this to the metallic
and paper money in this country and it
will be that found the per capita circula
tion in the two countries does notgreatly
vary. Of this credit money France has
but little. People using credit money
may obtain a higher leval of prices there
by, but they lose in that all credit money
bears interest from the moment it is put
in circulation, while money coined from
gold or silver, or issued by the govern
ment goes into circulation without this
burden of interest. It is that, which
largely accounts for the prosperity in
IN THE SAME BOAT.
The eastern farmers, are mostly gold
bugs and protections because they never
had any Farmers Alliance to enlighten
them or greenback speakers to talk to
them on the subject of money. On
account of their location, the fall in the
price of farm productsdid not reach thera
so soon, but they are in the same boat
with the west and south.
The New York society for improving
the condition of the poor recently made
an exhaustive study into the causes for
the depression in agriculture in New York
state. An intelligent farmer of wide ex
perience was employed to travel and
make inquiries, and a correspondence
bureau covered tht districts that could
not be reached by personal inquisy. The
report says that farming land has de
preciated at an average of some 48 per
cent; that 30 per cent of the farmers are
anxious to leave their farms and would
drift into the cities if they only knew how
to get work there, and that 86 per cent
of the farmers report that their children,
as they grow up, cannot be induced to
remain on the farms; that tenant farm
ing is on the1 increase; that 35 per cent
of the New York farmers are losing mon
ey; 50 per cent dangerously near it, 14
per cent are making a profit, and 20 per
cent don't know whether they are or
REV. FAY MILLS.
Rev. Fay Mills, the great evangelist, is
begining to preach the gospel as Christ
preached it. The consequence is that
theN. Y., Independent, the great goldite
organ of the plutocratic church, is open
ing all its batteries upon him, Mr. Mills
"The theory of salvation that causes
the church to sit like a sick child, sing-
ng, 'We, we are the saved,' and failing
to realize that like her Master she has
come 'not to be ministered unto but to
minister,' is the demonology of Hell
rather that the theology of Heaven,"
And the Independent don't like that
at all. so it speaks of him in this way:
"If we are to understand that it is his
purpose hereafter to seek chiefly not the
conversion oi unDeuevers dui tne ae-
velopment of a higher type of character
among Christians, that is a good object;
but we fear that it will give too much
scope for the agitation of false theories
of political economy."
TheNazarine political economy is not
to the Independent's liking, so it gives a
correspondent large space to trounce
Mr. Mills held a series of meetings in
Omaha a year or two age, and the popu
list and common people took to him like
a duck takes to water. The common
expression concerning him at that time
was: "He's the rightkind of a preacher.'
TWENTY TWO YEARS AGO. ,
Twenty-two years! It is a long time.
But it is just twenty-two years ago to
day that the editor of the Independent
wrote his first article on the money
question. He remembers how he went
over it time and again, and with what
distrust he handed it to the managing
editor of the great daily on which he was
employed. It appeared the next morn
ing as a leading editorial in a paper that
is now one of the mainstays of goldocacy
and which, in these later days, would
discharge a member of its staff known to
write such stuff.
The article began with a poetical
Gotdl Gold! Goldl Gold
Blight and yellow, hard and cold, .
Molten, graven, hammered and rolled;
Heavy to get, and light to hold;
Hoarded, bartered, bought and sold.
Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled.
Spurned by the yonng, but hugged by the old
To th very verge of Churchyard mold;
Price of many a crime untold;
Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Then it went on to wonder why all the
world was running a mad race for gold,
which, when obtained would satisfy no
human want. The conclusion was that
it was because gold, either by convention
or positive legal enactment, was a legal
tender for all obligations and no other
reason. It was not wanted for any in
trinsic quality in the thing itself, but it
was wanted because it could always be
exchanged for other things.
Since that time many hundred books
treating upon the subject have been read.
The libraries of N. Y. city, Boston, Wash
ington, Edinborough, Glasgow and the
Brittish Musem have been ransacked by
the writer in search of light and know
ledge upon the subject and cognate
sciences, but still he holds that the great
fundemental truth underlying the whole
subject was hit upon in that first article.
The article, however, was not the work
of the inspiration of the hour. One year
before, Peter Cooper had remarked in '
conversation with him, that although
the west had the most productive soil
on earth, land owners would eventually
become tenant farmers and serfs of the-
soil, because John Sherman was doing
in this country just what Ricardo did in
England at the close of the Nepoleanic
wars. During that year every book that
could be got that treated the subject
had been studied and read, and that)
article, written just twenty-two years
ago, was the result of that reading.
It has been a long and fearful contest.
But we are just as full of fight as we were
twenty-two years ago and know a great
deal more. If it takes twenty years
more to fight it out we shall keep on ,
fighting, or, if we fall on the field of con
test, we know that there are hosts of
young men rallying around the flag who.
will take up the banner, when it falls
from hands grown feeble with age, and
seizing the sword of truth will make a
braver and more able fight than we have
been able to do. Truth is eternal and
never lacks for brave defenders.
The eastern goldite papers are begin.
ing to poke fun at the "parity" business
with which the two old parties have
fooled the people for the last four years..
The New York Sun says:
"Four years ago silverites, democrats-
or republicans, joined with the goldites
of their respective parties in accepting
declarations in favor of "legislation.
which shall insure the maintenance of
the parity of the two metals." The quo
tation is found in both democratic and
republican national platforms. This-will-o'-the-wisp
of a promise worked, even
on the broad stage of national politics,. .
but it cannot be expected to work again.
Silverites and goldites, democrats or
republicans, have shown that they are-
equally tired of further juggling with the
subject, and the next time each party
will insist that the truth as to its beliefs-
and intentions shalll be squarely told."'
So neither old party told the truth "as-
to their beliefs and intentions" in their
platforms four years ago and now they
blithsomly tell their dupesthatthey were
only fooling them. Some of them however
have become so accustomed to shouting
"the parity must be maintained," that
it will be impossible to stop them un
til a new set of catch words has been fur
nished. When a populist two years ago
said that this parity business was a will-o'-the
wisp, the idiotic clacquers of the
goldites, drew themselves up to their
full height, put on a look of wisdom
and said "Oh! you've got wheels in your
head." There is no fool like a goldite-
A nice, new journal, the Lutheran Her
ald was laid on the Independent desk
this week. It is a sixteen page sheet with'
tinted cover, edited by Rev. A. C. Gear
heart, D. D. and will be the organ of
the various bodies of Lutherans in this
state, who claim, when taken all togeth
er, to outnumber any other protestant
church in the state. It is published by
the Herald Publishing Co. 1120 M St.
Foreign owners of American railroads-
have secured control of the Niagra elec
tric power plant and the patented device
for electric propulsion of boats on the-
Erie canal. They are not going to have
their dividends threatened by low water
rates. It is a sign of lunacy to advocate
the public ownership of transportation
monopolies. The Bishop of Winchester says: "The
zones of enormous wealth and degrad
ing poverty, unless carefully considered,,
will generate a tornado." That is what
populists have been saying for four
years. A District Delegate.
Mr. Coxey has been elected a delegate
to St. Louis by his congressional dis
trict in Ohio. The convention refused
ts consider him in the capacity of a can
didate as delegate-at-large and he with
drew as delegate-at-large. The conveu-jl
tion instructed its three delegates for
Senator Allen of Nebraska.
It Means Slavery,
of this country means
slavery. Will you vote to sustain it in
this country? Peoples Searchlight.
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