The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, September 17, 1896, Image 8
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. Sept. 17, 1896. ALLEN'S ADDRESS. (Continued from page 5.) they do cot attend caucuses, conven ions, or even the polls to cast their bal lot on the day of election. II you will consider that this govern ment is just what we make it, and that each man is a sovereign charged not on ly with the duties of private, but those of nublic life as well, and that it is as much incumbent on him to choose com potent and worthy public servants as to cultivate the soil and harvest its prod acts, you will understand that the American farmer has not performed his duty who fails to keep abreast of cur rent events and study thoroughly the great problems sciential to the public welfare and who refuses to use all hon orable means within his power to bring about a healthier condition of public morals. It seems idle to argue a self evident truth like this, and yet it is nec- ssarv to refer to the fact In my judg ment hew ho does not devote a portion of his time to politics has not the slightest right to complain of the failure of those who have been chosen to fill public of fices to fully and perfectly discharge their duties. The foundation of private success, the promotion of public morals and the ad vancement and security of society are made certain only by the wise choice of public officers. Our government cannot and will not long exist as a republic un less all classes make a conscientious study of the science of government as well as their individual occupations. The farmer, the artisan, the citizen of any calling, who turns with indifference from the affairs of his country, fails to discharge a public duty; for he has within his keeping the welfare of those around him and of posterity. If he shall start in life illy equipped and with out education and spurn opportunities as presented, refusing to gain knowledge that will elevate his kind, he will fail to discharge the most sacred trust that can be imposed upon an American citizen. Such an individual should, at all times, distinctly bear in mind that the right to govern rests in him and not ex clusively in others, and that to this is superadded the duties that fall to the Jot of ordinary human beings. By so doing, and by wise and judicious action, he will not only secure a govern ment that will prove a blessing to all, but he will enlarge his sphere of useful ness, advance his interests and obtain greater profit and pleasure to himself. He should also bear in mind that a failure to study the affairs of this coun try with intelligence and thereby qualify himself for the duties of citizenship and the polls, will lead eventually to corrupt practices by those intrusted with power, and to an abandonment of the rights of the people whom they are supposed to represent. Instead, therefore,, of indul ging in a spirit of indifference to public affairs, the farmer should make a study of politics to the end that public officers may be wisely and flrtinsrly chosen. Politics is rightfully defined to be the science of government. I am in entire accord with all who are disgusted with mere partisan politics, that, through corruption and vicious practices, brings misery and distress to the people, and results in the selection of incompetent and disqualified persons for public du ties; and I would join with them in changing this condition, but I have no sympathy with those who indifferently refuse to exercise the duties of sover eignty with which they are clothed in the highest degree of attainable intelli gence and fidelity. I may be permitted to mention an in stance illustrative of a certain claBSof farmers. Recently I returned to my home on the evening of an important election. I found that on that day a number of farmers living in the precinct had not gone to the polls. I spoke to one of them respecting it, a fairly intel ligent man, industrious and devoted to making money, saying to him: "You were not at the polls yesterday, I am told," and he replied that he was not. I said, "In my judgment you should have been there. There was no sickness in your family and nothing to prevent you from beiug there, was there?" He replied, "There was not." He gave as his only excuse for failing to cast his ballot that he was engaged in husking corn, and he said to me, very sign ill -cently: "You wouldn't husk corn for me while I woujd go to the polls and vote," implying by his manner and lan guage that he had offered a conclusive argument against me, and as though his voting would be more of an accommo dation to me than the discharge by him of a public duty. He was under the im pression that his vote would be an ac commodation to some individual, and that he might withhold it without detri ment to the public interest, if indeed he gave. that question a thought. It had not occurred to him that his failure to vote was a clear neglect of a sacred trust that could not be overlooked without a violation of his duty as an American citizen. I speak of this for the purpose of show ing that there is a class of farmers, and others, too, for that matter, who look upon the discharge of public duties very much in this light, and who have no ad equate conception of their obligation as electors. What remedy can be applied to this diseased condition? This man was fifty years of age, of fair intelligence, bat one One Hosest Man. Dear Editor: Please inform your read ers that if written to confidentially, I will mail in a sealed letter the plan pur sued by which I was permanently restored to health and manly vigor, after years of sufferingfrom Nervous Weakness, Loss of Manhood, Lack of Confidence, etc. -1 have no scheme to extort money from any one whomsoever. I was robbed and swindled by quacks until I nearly lost faith in mankind, but, thank heaven, I am now well, vigorous and strong, and anxious to make this certain means of cure known to all. Having nothing to sell or send C.O.D., I want no money. Address Jas. A. Harris, Box 825,Delray, Mich. on whose mind had never dawned the irreat truth that he tw a fitetor in so- cietr. and lhat upon the intelligent and honest exercise by himself, and other), of the elective franchise, depends the weal or woe of the nation. The thought had crept into bis mind that in some way the elective franchise was a mere bauble or plaything that he could take up throw down at olcasure. When and how can this condition of nnhlic sentimentbe cbanired? I know of noremedvsave by education, unless it may be found in compulsory voting, -and I declare to you publicly, and perhaps to mv own iiersonal detriment, that if I had the Dower I would compel every cit izent to cast bis ballot unless prevented by the sickness of himself or family, or by some other reasonable cause; and if one blessed with this Godgiven right of self government should wilfully refuse to cast his ballot, I would disfranchise bim until he came to a realizing sense of his duty and made application to compe tent authority to be restored, under a nledire of subseauent fulfillment. A perfect education will do away with much of this indifference, and when the pople learn that public servants will be faithful in the discharge of their duties. or will recklessly and with an eye single to their own ag grandizement, discharge them indiffer ently unless watched, there will be a higher order of intelligence and greater patriotism in the administration of our government. Here, then, education counts for much education along the lino of duty to one's country. I pass now to another sphere of educa tion; into that sphere, or rather that atmosphere ot silent influence created by the conversation, conduct and associa tion of educated men and women. Ig norance is the greatest barrier that be sets the pathway of man. All should have an ambition to possess useful knowledge, and to know enough of that which is essential to avoid its evil conse quences. What one of us cannot now recall some highly educated person whose acquaintance we have enjoyed, and whose very presence was an inspiration to do and be better and to learn and practice virtues. Here the farmer has a field of great usefulness, saying nothing of the pleasure that he experiences by accurate knowledge ot men, science, art and the affairs of life, and taking no ac count of the fact that knowledge in itself is a so'urce of much pleasure and profit. Viewed in his influence on the famliy, the community and society at large, a thor oughly educated man is one who always stands well, and exercises a good in fluence, If possessed of tbe other requi sites ot manhood; but one wbo is ignor ant, whose language is vulgar and habits vicious, has a depressing and demoraniz- Ing influence on those about him. 1 know of no possible condition in life more delightful to the imagination, orin realization, than an American home in which a splendidly educated and ami able husband and wile, surrounded by bright, obedient, and intelligent child ren are found, devoted to making each other happy, and promoting the pros perity of all; and where a taste for music, for books and the works of art is culti vated, and which a study of the sciences and the best literature, tempered with a due regard for spiritual 'affairs, is the ruling passion of all. If to such a home happiness does notcome, it will notcome on earth; if from such a home, from such persons and surroundings les sons of peace and good will are not taught, and the benign and soften ing influences of refinement do not radi ate, they will not be experienced this side of eternity. IN or will it be an answer to my position for the farmer to say that I would re quire too much of him; that to follow tbe course i suggest would cost more money than he could make; for he has it withing his power, by intelligent co operation with other industrial classes to usher in an era of unprecedented prosperity among the masses, that will spread hapiness broadcast throughout the lt)sd. It would be a prosperity, too, which the world has not experienced and has hith erto existed in the imagination of dreamers only; but it would be none the less a real, humanizing and elevating prosperity. What, in your judgment, would be our condition as a people, if 50.000,000 toilers should unite upon a line of action that would advance the wages of the laborer and the returns of tbe farmer, I thuB promoting general prosperity? The ballot is placed in your hands for this specific purpose. Intelligence would, under such circumstances prompt its conservative and proper use; but ig norance, superstition and prejudice, with meager surroundings and education, may in the future as in the past, thwart this great object, and doubtless there are those who anxiously look and pray for a continuance of the present condi tion of the laboring classes. Let united action be had; let us labor intelligently to bring about better conditions and there will not be a farm home in the United States where the symphonies of Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart and Bach, will not nightly eminate from musical instru ments whose strings and keys will be swept by the deft fingers of skilled and lovely womanhood and bright and intelligent . manhood, and on whose walls will not be found re productions of the splendid paint ings of Michael Angelo, Rapheal, Barocci and Burgeois, to sooth, to soften and to cheer. Let our labor ing people pursue this course and there will be money enough, sound scientific and real money, to furnish every home with the latest, best and most approved literature on every subject of science and art worthy of the investigation of ear nest men and women. Alexander the Great asked Diogenes if he wanted anything, and the old philos opher promptly replied, "lee, l would have you stand from between me and the sun." Diogenes was right. Although poor, humble and without a home, he nevertheless well knew that tbe king had no right to deprive him of the warmth of the sun, that great luminary whose rays are essential to all life; and the king also knew the rights of his subjects. The earlier Greek philosophers, represented by Plato, Aristotle, Diogenes and Socra tes, were not backward in asserting the right of all, however bumble, to enjoy the sunlight, the earth,the air, the wator Insist Upon Hood's Sarsaparilla when you need a medicine to purify your blood, strengthen your nerves and give you an appetite. There can be no sub stitute for Hood's. . Hood's Fills are the best after-dinner pili; assist digestion, prevent constipa tion. 2c. fcTATK or Ohio. ( n v rr Toledo, ) Lucas Cocntv. I ss. Frank J. Cheney rnaken oath that he is th.'Hwiior partner of the firm of F. J. Cbein.y i Co., doing business in the ctiy ot 1 ni iio, county and state aforesaid, and V.,14 nil (inn will pay the sum of 1 I. ... - one i! 11 mi rea aoiiurn lor eucti and every cne of eatnrrb that cannot be cured by We UKC OI II ALL 8 t ATAIIHH ICHB. Frank J. Cheney. n . . . nworn 10 oeiore me and subscribed in my prcwnce, this 6th day of December, A. I. I BUO. skal ' - A. W. Gleabox, Notary Public, Halls Catarrh Cure is taken internally ami acts uirectiy on tbe blood and mu cous Hurfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. and all God had created, as they were the common inheritance of man. Life is progress, contentment and hap piness, ana to succeed we must constant ly struggle; for if we fail to put forth every effort retrogression and decay will be the inevitable result. We can only attain tue nignest conception of man hood by the development of all our fac ulties, and he wbo fails to use tbe means placed in bis power by nature will fail to perforin bis duty to himself and to so ciety, of which he is an inseparable mem ber. . I know of no reason why a farmer, or other laborer, should not make the ad vanceraeut made by those in other walks of life, and in fact I know of no reason why, under a Just government and the sway of a proper industrial system, there should be more than one condition among men. It my position is right, that the Ameri can people have it within their power by united action, to bring about such a condition as I have indicated, and as is certainly desirable, it will be found on investigation that all will have ample time to penorm tne physical labor in one-tnira tne number ot hours now re quired, and with fourfold benefit and this will afford ample opportunity for the cultivation of their faculties. Permit me to urge you as representa tive farmers of this state, to pursue a course that will bettr, not only tbe ma tenai condition 01 tne larmers but one that will elevate the -intellectual and moral condition of all industrial classes, thus producing an upward tendency in society. - X be people possess the power to do this, and you, as tbeir represents tive, can exercise a large influence in this direction. - Neither the farmer northe toiler in any waiK, win meet with permanent financial prosperity until he can employ the greater portion of his time devoted to labor, in profitable industrial pursuits, aud until the sum of what he earns ex ceedsin value that which be expends, and if any believe in the existing order Of things, in low prices, in low wages and in partial or total enforced idleness of a part of the people, they should be clamorous for its continuance; but 11 they believe in rising prices and in tne constant employment 01 all, at re munerative wages with which the neces saries and luxuries of life can be pur chased, they should unite in bringing about better conditions. Of course it re quires intelligence, and if they refuse to use the faculties given them, organized greed will master the American people and the many will be mere toiling ma chines for the few, wbo will use them as instruments in crushing others by di vision and dissension; and the old story story of the Libyan fable will be repeated: That once an eagle, stricken with a dart, Said, when be saw the fashion ol the shaft, "With our own feathers, not by other's hands, are we now smitten." What would be thought of an in dividual who, being in perfect possession of a sound limb, should refuse to use it in tbe fulfillment of its functions and per mit it to become withered and useless? And yet, there are thousands of men who are in possession of splendid natural in tellects, the chief distinction between the maud the lower order of animals, who refuse to use their faculties until they be come withered and useless, and they seem to rejoice in their weakness. It ought to be truthfully said of all, as it was said' of Cassius: He reads much He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through the deeds of men. There is another highly important and indispensible feature of the perfect American farm home of which I think I ought to speak, and which is a natural sequence of a knowledge of the arts and sciences that should not be neglected. It is the finer sentiment that is produced by study, by accurate knowledge oi men, and by knowledge of the world that leads us to an contemplation of our relation with God. I never heard sweeter music than the sacred songs of my mother, who is at rest forever. They may not have been sung with technical accuracy, but no voice was sweeter, and none more melodious when offering prayers; and while her songs and prayers may not have seemed to produce a visible effect on those for whom offered, they left an impression that years will not efface. A perfect education involves the moral faculties so that a full realization of man's relation to his Maker is had; and although at the time it is imparted it may not be productive of results, the mysterious relation between the mind and the spiritual nature will be productive of good in the future conduct of the child. I must note, in passing, the well estab lished truth that tbe great men and wo men of our country are those born and raised on the farm. Constant contact with primitive nature.througb early sur roundings may have been of the poorer sort deeply instilled in their minds the necessity of an enlarged field of useful ness. The morning sun, peeping across the eastern hilltops and overthe valleys, shaking from its main the golden spray of the Atlantic, gave the adequate con ception of the greatness of the world. The songs of birds warbling sweet music from the depths of the wildwood, early afforded an acquaintance with the fact that in this world, after all. there is somethiag of joy; the ceaseless labor of the bees and ants implanted in their young mind valuable lessons of industry. while the rippling of brook and river as their waters speeded on tbeir journey to the ocean, gave them an idea of the tremendous results of ceaseless labor. Their niggardly surroundings, taught tnem, in many instances, valuable les sons of economy, as well as implanted in their minds an insatiable desire (or bet ter persoual conditions. If these valuable lessons could be learned and acted on, by those who toil, if they could understand, and. under standiug. act in unison, tbe condition of tne American people would be improved, while the pleasure derived from develop ment wouia oe greatly enhanced. In my judgment, it will only be when all who come to a realizing sense of these truths. nuu, uuwing ineui, act in sucn a way as wid advance their intei-eats, that they will have reached their true place in so ciety ana oecome tne important factors tney should, in the affairs of men. A Gettysburg Survivor- Miiaua r. sweet SPEAKS OF HIS EXPERIENCES SINCE THE WAR. Each day, each month, each vr tho Grand Army of tbeRepublic is growing Dimmer. jiuuuHieacQ uour Is soma vr. eran soidier.ot the rebellion resoondinir 10 iuo can 01 tne ureal Commander and joining the army of the silent majority. At such an alarming rate is the death rate increasing among the army mem bership that staticians tell ns that it; will be but a few years before the voter. ans will be but a memory. It is for this reason that tbe entire public is interested to hearlof the recovery from sickness of . comrade. JaraesM. Mc Kel vv Post (V A. n f St. Cloud, Minnesota, contains one such. umiuu jr. om. mo man stands signer in the community than does he and through bis strict intecritv of conviction he has won tbe respect of all who know him. Mr. Sweet has for many years been a resident of Minnesota and for the past ten years has resided in tnis city, wbere be is engaged in the manufacture of carpets. He is now fiftv- one years of age. He served in tbe war three years and seven months, with Company G, New York, participating in sixty battles including Gettysburg. curing me war Mr. jsweet contracted heart disease, which was accompanied by excessive nervousness. A o- in creased his symptoms grew worse and many were the remedies resorted to by him without the slighest relief. We will let Mr. Sweet tell th arnrv in his own word: - "Six months ago at the sucrtrestion of a comrade, who had been benefitted by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, I began their use, and I very cheerfully state that they have invigorated and built up mv nerv ous system in a wonderful way. They have done me a world of good and I have been greatly ' benefitted bv their use, wnere everything else 1 took failed to give me the relief I sought for. I have recommended them to a large number of my old comrades and it i a pleasure for me to do so, for I feel that the manufacturers are deservinir of anv good that I can do them in saying a good word for their product, in return for the good they have done me. I will gladly recommend these pills to any one writing me n tney aouot the genuine ness of this statement." When interviewed. Mr. Sweet felt so grateful for the good that he had re ceived through Dr. Williams' Pink Pills that he did not have the slighest hesi tancy in going on record. His word is considered his bond by all who know him throughout this section. Mr. Sweet is not the only one iu Stearns county who is using this celebrated medicine and with equally good results. subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of June 1896. James K. Jerrard, Notary Public, steams tounty, Minnesota. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain in a condensed form, all the elements neces sary to give new life and richness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. 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