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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
Jan. 7. 1896.
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GOV. HOLCOMB'8 SECOND INAUGl'KAI,
The Independent goes to press as
Governor Holcomb is delivering his sec
ond message to the legislature. It ia a
noteworthy document, entirely covering
the Held of legislative and administrative
action. It reviews the past two years,
tbe difficulties that have been thrown in
the way of his administration; shows
the great saving made m the various
Htate institutions; reviews the fight for
the control of the state penitentiary and
asks the legislature to define the duties
of the board of public lands and build
ings; advises economy in all appropria
tions and moderation in all legislation
advises the investment of the permanent
school fund;uphoids the state depository
law and demands its rigid enforcement;
advocates a law to make assessments
( uniform throughout Ithe state; and in
general advises that the state's business
be carried on in a common sense, con
servative, business-like manner. ,
The Independent is published too
early to give the message this week, but
we will give it in full iu the next issue.
All the populist state officers were in
ducted into office at the same time that
Governor Holcomb was inaugurated so
that Nebraska is now under the rule of
the populist and reform forces.
No action has as yet been taken on
the two contingent supreme judges but
it is generally believed that they will be
seated. We Bhall have more to siy ou
this phase of the situation next week.
THE VOICE OF A LEADER.
The speech of Hon. W. J. Bryan before
the state silver conference in session this
week Contained two or three remarkable
passages. Where hesuggested that a law
should be enacted making it a penal of
fense for a corporation to contribute
funds to influence elections he struck a
key-note. Again his assertion that very
many people who did not believe, before
election, that bimetallism is neces
sary for the prosperity of the
country, do so believe now,
struck a responsive chord with his audi
ience. He referred to the fear that the
republicans might steal our thunder by
passing a silver bill themselves, was met
in a patriotic spirit by Mr. Bryan
when he said, "that we will leave our
thunder out ou the porch over night if
the republicans will only steal it." IIo
wanted results and was willing that the
republicans bear their part of the re
sponsibility in bringing about those re
sults. The address was filled with happy hits
and was the voice of , the leaner speaking
to his people..
The conference will be a great aid in
promoting the work of bimetallism in
the state. A splendid corps of officers
was selected, and a plan of organization
outlined that ought to be effective.
DODGING THE 1NSVE.
Before election the republican papers
predicted an era of prosperity imme
diately following McKinley's election.
The republican committees circulated a
great many prosperity cuts. One rep.
resented Mckinley with a great key
standing before the temple of prosper
ity, saying: "I will unlock this on No
vember 3d." while a property capitalist
ana laooringnian stood off cheering.
This was only one of the prosperity pol
icies. There were others. The land
was placarded with them. Thegoldbug
newspapers w re filled with them.
Well, McKifiley was elected. It hap
peued over two months ago; but the
prosperity has net come. In fact dur
' 'lTfg these two months there have been a
great many business failures. Factories
have shut down; banks have closed their
doors; merchants have assigned; wages
have been reduced; and there has been
financial distress throughout the land.
It almost reminds one of the beginning
of the panic of 1893.
Now these prosperity boomers, hi
stead of frankly acknowledging that
they were mistaken, begin the cry that
the "pop" papers glory in these failures
and this distress. That is not true. No
class of men in America more sincerely
desire to see prosperityof the real and
not the newspaper brand than the free
silver advocates. That is the reason
they are free silver advocates; because
they believe that relief will never come
except through an expansion of the cur
rency. They believed that before elec
tion. They believe it still. The business
failures following McKinley's election
have proved their belief well founded.
The goldbug papers, instead of admit
' t!ng the truth, raise a hypocritical cry
and try to dodge the issue. j
rOFlUsVINTHK I.ATE CAMPAIGN.
The people's party played a peculiar
part in the campaign jut closed. No
other party in American history can
point to just such a record so unselfish,
so thoroughly devoted to principle, so
entirely devoid of the UBual motives that
actuate political parties.
Now that the fight is over, honest, ob
servant men of all parties are recogniz
ing this fact. Shortly after the close of
the late campaign on6 of the national
democratic managers told the writer
that if the democrats bad supported Mr.
Bryan with anything like the unanimity
and earnestness that was displayed by
the populists, he would have been elect
ee. He further said that in all his po
ntile) life (and he is an old and ex
pend ced politician) he had never seen a
nationa' party organization display
Buch a spirt of unselfishness and high
minded patriotism as that shown by the
peoples party iu the late campaign.
Nor is he alone in this opinion. Simi
lar sentiments have been expressed by
other leading democrats and free silver
men generally in all parts of the country
The effect of the action of the St. Louis
convention and the managers of the pop
ulist national campaign has been to
immeasurably strengthen the party
public confidence, in the number of
officers elected by it and in its oigauizo.
tion. There was no opportunity for a
general numerical test, but where a fair
test was given it showed a great in
crease in the vote.
Take the matter of officers elected
Trior to the late campaign the peoples
party hud one governor in the United
States. At the present time it has six,
We had not a single other state officer in
the union. At the present time we have
some in nine or ten states and a major
lty 01 them in seven, in the congress
elected in 1894 we had eight members of
the house. In the one elected in 1890
we have twenty-four. And these figures
do not, in any case, include the free silver
republicans who are nearer to us than
any other party. In senators we have
held our own and stand a chance of
electing two or three additional ones.
We have the legislatures in several states
and thebalauce of power in some others.
We have very materially strengthened
our organization, and our principles
have been pushed forward until, by the
returns of the late election, they aro ac
cepted by six men now where they were
accepted by one in 1892.
What have the few middle-of-the-road
malcontents got left to kick about? Pop
ulism is marching on; and will continue
to march on in spite of the whines of a
few dreamers or the lies of a few traitors.
This McKinley brand of prosperity is
paralyzing. Failures are increasing all
over the country. Last Saturday the
Omaha Savings Bank closed its doors.
This bank has had the deposits of per
haps the bulk of Omaha working people.
The president of it is ex-Senator Charles
F. Manderson, the republican statesman,
chief attorney of the B. & M. railroad
and mentioned in connection with the
presidency of the United States one year
General Manderson makes the usual
statement that the bank will pay every
dollar. This we hone is true. Time
alone will prove whether it is or not.
Thus even the supporters of the gold
standard are being crushed beneath its
juggernaut wheels. But while they go
down thousands of poor people go down
with them. That is the pitiful part.
The gold standard has left a track of
desolation, of ruined industries, of fail
ing banks, of broken merchants, of idle
workingmen, of mortgaged farmers in
its wake. One class alone has prospered
the wealthy few. Greed hus triumphed
What has been will be.
these failures will continue until the
gold standard is abolished and we return
to a financial system that will furnish
enough money to meet the demands of
FOR THE NEXT RATTLE.
Those who think alike must get to
gether. There must be a union of re
form forces. Relief will never come to
this couutry until the producers unite
Where that union will he, how it will be
brought about, under what banner.
under what name, we do not know. The
future will work out the details. But
the union must come. The principles
around which it will crystallize are the
important consideration and they are
already settled. They are the principles
of the peoples party. More and more
the country is awakening to the fact
that not one, but all, the reforms advo
cated by the populists must be enacted
into law. We must have more money,
free silver, this is the first; but closely
connected to this, so closely that the
two cannot be divorced, we must have
an increased paper currency issued by
the government. We must take from
the hands of private banking corpora
tions the purely governmental function
of issuing money.
In the late campaign, the free silver
forces had no more malignant, powerful
and united opposition than the railroad
corporations. Every railroad company
in America was fighting for the gold
standard. Now the free silver forces
have awakened to the fact that all these
monopolies fight together. They have
awakened to the further fact that we
mast take out of the hands of private
corporations the purely public function
of transportation; we must also take
out of their hands the immense political
power wielded by the allied railway cor
porations of the land.
Nearly every nation in the world ex
cepting this, has government ownership
of its railways in some form or another.
We should no longer lag behind the pro
cession. The railways of America op
press the people to an extent sec
ond only to that of the great money
power. The two are indessolubly linked
together and must both be crushed be
fore the people secure relief.
So is it with the telegraph monopoly
so is it with the land monopoly so is it
with all the monopolies they are all
banded together in their unholy effort to
filch from the people.
We have only fought the first battle,
The forces of reform must follow the ex
ample of their opponents they must
unite. They must reform their lines for
the next fight with free silver the first
objective point but with a farther ob
jective point in view, the crushing of
monopoly n all its forms. Let us go
forward with the determination never to
cease until both poin ts are reached and
the people are free.
ABUSE IS MOT ARGUMENT.
For the future the Independent will
try never to use personal abuse in place
of argument. It will strive to find a
higher plane of journalism than that.
Abuse is the weapon of the charlatan, of
the tyro, of the man who cannot rise to
a discussion of principles, who cannot
get above the region of personalities.
Abuse is a brutal weapon, an unjust
weapon, a cowardly weapon. An editor
who will abuse a man through the col
umnsof his paper is essentially a cow-
afd, because he hides behind his news
paper to strike the blow.
Truth is eternal, right is eternal, prin
ciples are eternal men are the creatures
of a few years. Men are fallable, they
all make mistakes, they need charity,
Battles should be made against causes,
not against Individuals; against policies
not persons. Public officials are open
to criticism, as public officials, not as
persons. A man's private anairs should
be kept sacred.
Calling names never won a cause.
Abuse defeats its own object. The Inde
pendent will fight policies, parties, pub
lic actions, not personalities.
The election of J. G. Gaffin as speaker
of the house and Frank D. Eager as
chief clerk and Frank T. Ransom for
president pro tern of the senate and W.
F. Schwind as secretary are all selections
that reflect credit upon the legislature
and the peoples party,
James N. Gaffin was speaker of the
house in 1893 when he mode such a cred
itable record that he was very nearly
nominated for governor in 1894 and did
make the race for lieutenant governor
on the ticket with Governor Holcomb.
Mr. Gaffin was a good parliamentarian,
a firm presiding officer and eminently
fair and courteous to all. He'will make
a splendid speaker.
Frauk D. Eager is the publisher of
this paper. He was secretary of the
state central committee in 1895 and as
sistant secretary in 1896. He is a bright,
active young mau and will make a good
Frank T. Ransom is a free silver dam
ocrat from Omaha, a man of pleasing
address and commanding presence and
will preside over the senate with dignity
W. F. Schwind, the newly elected sec
retary of the senate, was once in the
law firm of W. J. Bryan and acted as
Mr. Bryan's secretary during the late
campaign. He is now publisher of the
Evening Post of this city. He usually
has been classed as a populist and was
at one time populist candidate for police
judge of Lincoln. He will be active and
efficient in his new office.
1 he minor officers are not all known
to us, but so far as known leud us to be
lieve that excelleut selections have been
made throughout. '
A WASTE OF WND.
About the most unpromising politica
venture recently heard of is the under
taking of Senator Wolcott to secure an
international ngreement for bimetallism.
PosHibly Senator Wolcott's visit; to
Europe may lead to an internationa
conference, but nothing further will re
suit. England will never consent to the
rehabilitation of silver at anything like
the proper ratio, and to fix the ratio at
any other figure would be about as well
as to leave it alone entirely.
Possibly Senator Wolcott's visit to
Europe may result in further inventions
of false pretenses that may blind the
American people, but it will certainly
never result in an agreement on the part
of England to restore silver to free coin
age at the natural ratio. England has
gained too much by the debasement o
silver, and has too much to gain thereby
hereafter, to ever consent to relinquish
the advuntage it has secured. Neither
will any other European country that is
dominated by the influence of the Roths
A new state administration goes in
today. Things are popping. '
Nebraska is redeemed. The republican
barnacles have pried loose.
Will someone please explain wbv the
republican legislature of New York need
go to the trouble and expense of electing
a successor to Senator David B. Hill?
None that can be found will be more in
sympathy with the administration and
the political tendency of the times, and
none more able can be found. David was
a pretty good goldbug in the past
and under a republican administration
would shine superbly as such.
"The Popocrat is the latest addition
to the newspaper world. It in a. 34.
sheet (three columns, four pages), and is
print d at Humburg, Illinois. It is ed
ited by the irrepressible Will C. Thorn,
ton and its motto is: "William Jennings
Bryan and victory in 1900." It is not
a very large paper, but like Artennis
Ward's kangaroo, "is a most amoosin"
. ... . . .
nine cuss wnat there is of it. ...
Governor Holcomb. Lieutenant Gov
ernor Harris, Secretary of State Porter,
Auditor Cornell, Treasurer Meserve, At
torney Geueral Smyth, Commissioner
Wolfe, Superintendent Jackson, Speaker
Gaffin: Gentlemen You are today pre
sented with the safe keeping of the state
of Nebraska. Guard it well. Make your
administration such that your party
and your people will be proud of you.
The official returns from all the states
have been tabulated. The total vote
was 13,888,762, of which 7,101,401
were for McKinley, 6,470,656 for Bryan;
135,956 for Palmer, 130,560 for Lever
ing, 14,392 for Bentley and 33,539 for
The National Reform Press Associa
tion will meet in Memphis, Tennessee on
February 22. Every populist editor in
Nebraska, who can possibly attend that
meeting should do so. There must be
no more men like Paul Vandervoort
placed at the head of so' important or
Marvin Warren of Fairbury, this state,
has gotten out a small book entitled "A
Money Chart" which is receiving notices
in the reform press all ovei the country.
It is for flat money, pure and simple.
For the first time in the history of
Nebraska the state government is com
pletely out of the hands of the republi
can party. And the capital still stands.
Hon. John C. Bell, the populist con
gressman from Colorado is a nephew of
the John C. Bell who ran for president
Man is born iu the image of his maker.
That is the reason why McKinley can
not be better than Mark Hanna, his
It is well to remember that Mr. Bryan,
defeated, received nearly a million more
vot' R than Grover Cleveland did in 1892
when he was elected.
We are ending the century at a
There are many things we do not like
to see, and one of them is an advertise
ment for the Ssatw Journal in a populist
paper, Minden Courier.
Most men, no matter how selfish they
may be in some things are too generous
to keep more than one or two of the ten
commandments. Rochell (111.) Free
Men who voted for the preservation of
of "the existing gold standard" should
not complain that the attendants re
mained with the standard. New Era
Word hns been sent out from Canton
that it will not be necessary for citizens
of Nebraska to apply for federal posi
tions outside the state limits; that we
did not vote right at the late election,
and the 700 offices in the state is all
they will get. Geneva Gazette.
The populists, Bryan democrats and
free silver republicans of Iowa held a
convention this week at Pes Moines and
organized a co-operative free silver cam
paign during the next four years. They
also named W. J. Bryan as the inevit
able candidate for 1900. Boone County
Gentlemen of the "Far East!" We
refer you with pride to the "populistic"
state of Aebraska; the brightest, safest,
most intelligent, highest in morality,
and most intensly populistic state in the
union. You poor sound money jabber
ers of the east, how do you like the cut
of the 11b? No repudiation here. Allen
Senator Butler has introduced a reso
lution asking for the appointment of a
committee to inquire into the feasibility
of applying the principle of direct legis
lation through the initiative and refer
endum to the legislation of the United
States. The report of such a committee
would be awaited with interest. Pro
gressive Home (Mt. Vernon, 111.)
Next week is when Mr. Bartley will be
asked to count over the state money. It
is rumored that he only intends to point
to the banks that he deposited it in and
let the newly elected treasurer scramble
for it. It will be well for our prominent
statesmen to remember what was prom
ised at the state convention bist fall in
Hastings, and see that the cold cash is
all countsd over. Red Cloud Nation.
We have in the past, enterlainod the
highest, esteem and regard for Hon.
Thomas E. Watson, as well ns admira
tion for the grand work he has done for
the populist party in the south, but it
does seem as though his nomination for
vice-president turned his head. He does
not write and act as the same man. He
is evidently sore from the soles of his
feet to the top of his head, and devotes
too much time iu airing his grievances.
Now he seems to take more delight in
fighting populists than the common
epemy. This is not as it should be.
Wahoo New Era.
Coxey'a new perty won't hurt the pop
ulist party in this "neck o' the woods"
not much. The sober thinking class of
pupulists are onto such reformers as
Coxey with both feet. Coxey only wants
notoriety and be has had about all of
that that the people are going to give
him. Nuckolls County Herald.
Don't be fooled by the specious pleas
or the dismal wails of weaith and greed
when they are at bay. Never in this
world can both millionaires and paupers
dwell together in a great country, for a
couutry cannot be great if it sanction
the rule of wealth and the ruin of indus
try. North Platte Era.
It seems that the old populist sub-
treasury plan has struck Russia favora
bly and that country is now seriousjy
asking for au international agreement
to fix the price of wheat, and, when nec
essary, to extend to the holders of wheat
a loan on their wheat stored, says the
Paola, Kan., Times. Certainly, anarchy
and repudiation has broken loose in the
land of the czar. Facts from Irwin.
ine new alignment 01 torces appears
to be permanent, the silver republican
congressmen refuse to go into the repub
lican caucus and the gold democrats re
fuse to go into caucus with the silver
democrats. Those who believe in a gov
ernment of, for and by the people will
eventually flock together from now on,
while those who believe in plutocracy
will consolidate on the other side. Party
ties are all .broken, and the people are
aroused, oil and water won t mix, and
better government is an assured thing
for the near future. farmers Tribune,
Loxey evpects to launch a new party
on Jan. 12 and a man named Tim Hos-
mer proposes to reorganize the People's
party reD AiKeson proposes a
meenng in Marcn tor tne same purpose
and Juad Jbong wants the work done in
Mav. If these worthies would "reorgan
ize" themselves sufficiently to harmonize
their respective schemes they would not
only save hall rent but would appear
less rediculous to the rest of the people.
But there are eight other months left in
which notoriety-seeking reformers (?)
could call meetings go in gentlemen.
Industrial Leader, (Lamar, Mo.)
The investigation of the legislative
election in Douglas county is developing
some interesting disclosures of rotten
ness and corruption in the republican
methods of conducting a campaign.
Through one agency alone $20,000
was expended to carry the electiou in
the interest of public credit and national
honor. C. H. Morrill, regent of the state
university, signed an order of $7.20, for
36 pints of whiskey. Twenty cents per
pint whiskey ought to produce a splendid
quality of national honor. Nemaha
Hon. Frank Burkett, editor of the
People's Messenger and a prominent
ea-didate for the place of Hon. Thos.
E. Watson, and hundreds of other ed
itors of populist newspapers not so
prominent, have declared in favor of a
new party name, if by so doing all
monetary reformers could be united in
favor of monetary reforms that will put
money into the hands of the idle
millions of our land whose labor is their
only capital and who have no security
for money they so much need to restore
confidence and bring prosperity and
happiness to our whole people. Falls
If the editor of the Schuyler Quill is a
republican, he had better Vandervoort
and be done with it. During the cam
paign, he was doin j all that he could to
elect republican congressmen by calling
attention to the fact that the populist
nominees were all lawyers, though he
had himself been largely responsible for
the nomination of Maxwell in the only
district where he had any voice in the
matter. He is now jumping upon Hol
comb, Allen and the state officials, and
by way of variety, this week makes an
unprovoked and unfounded attack upon
G. L. Laws, who is a better man than
the editor of the Quill every day of the
year. If Mr. Sprecker belongs to the
enemy, let him join their forces and fight
fair. We think no more of a political
than of a military bushwhacker. Ham
ilton County Register.
The contest now on in this, the 12th
judicial district, for the appointment, to
succeed Judge W. L. Green, will, we be
lieve and hope, be decided in favor of
Sherman county as there is no question
as to her deserts. The populists of
Sherman county have worked early and
late for the party and success has al
ways crowned their efforts. Governor
Holcomb's majorities in this county, in
this as in previous years prove that our
people honor him. The 12th judicial
district comprises (he four counties of
Buffalo, Custer, Dawson and Sherman.
Buffalo has the congressmen elect and
the judge at present; Custer has had the
congressmen, judgship and now has the
governor while Sherman hns been con
tent to wait and roll up populist ma
jorities. The judiciary is one of the,
if not the most important offices of gov
ernment, and what we would like and
what the situation demands is the ap
pointment of a true and tried populist.
One who has been a loyal nnd constant
supporter of the party and its principles.
One who is opposed to the issuance of
bonds, corporatiou schemes and syndi
cates and who is fearless and yet not con
ceited. The following named gentlemen
are openly seeking the appointment. W.
Hand. E. E. Moore and W. D. Oldham.
of Buffalo county, II. M. Sullivan, of
Custer comity, H. M. Mathew nnd It. J.
Nightingale, of this county. Times In
Manifests itself in many different ways, like
goitre, swellings, running sores, boils, salt
rheum and pimples and other eruptions.
Scarcely a man Is wholly free from it, in some
form. It clings tenaciously until the last vestige
of scrofulous poison is eradicated from the blood
by Hood's Sarsaparilla. Thousands of voluntary
testimonials tell of suffering from scrofula, often
inherited and most tenacious, positively, per
fectly and permanently cured by
The One True Blood Purifier. All druggists. $1.
rrepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
mw j rifi act harmoniously with
riOOa S FlIIS Hood's Sarsaparilla. 20c.
0, the pops they are a-popping,
And the beads they are a-droppiug.
And you bet there'll be no stopping
Until every rep shall die;
We w ill make the dry bones rattle
We will drive them forth like cattle,.
For we surely won the battle.
And we'll surely eat the pie.
Tom Majors.Church Howe, Jack Mo
Call, '-Col" Russel, A. Sylum Churchill,
Johnnie Watson, what a pity, it is all
over with them. But yesterday their
word was good for Hanua's boodle any
where, now lie they here without a pull
or a prospect. And there are others.
Look at Tom Cook and Meiklejohn and
Van der Voort and the classic features
of Captain Payne and Lambertsoli. O,
they are a sweet looking lot of political
corpses beautiful even in death.
We were all for Jack McColl.
Did you hear our gentle bawl,
When we warbled in the fall,
Swetter than a linnet?
But our music shortly stopped,
When the shower of ballots dropped,
For the whole creation popped
And we were not in it.
Came upon us like a blight,
Smote us in a single night, .
We were in a sorry plight,
All as mad as thunder.
How we chewed the rag and roared,
When the other fello.w scored.
Silas Holcomb swiped the board
And our Jack went under.
Churchill, Russell, Piper, Tefft,
t'orbett, Casey, all got left
Peter Hendlund looked bereft,
When they knocked his eye out.
Now the pops who all got in
Rub it in on us like sin,
For they look at us and grin,
While they hand the pie out.
Some men are so generous that they
give themselves away at almost every
Deacon Wanamaker of Philadelphia.
who some years ago made an immense
contribution to the Harrison campaign
fund and was afterward given a place in
the Harrison cabinet, is a candidate for
United States senator from Pennsylva
nia. Lately it has leaked out that he
has been trying to bribe some of the
members of the legislature to vote for
him. The good deacon having bought
himself a place in the cabinet, evidently
did not understand why he could not
just as well buy himself a place in the
senate. This pious brother is superin
tendent of a Sunday school. Have the
religion of Jesus Christ and the republi
canism of Abraham Lincoln come to
There once was a man that was good, so-
That he went to church three times on
This very same man he was good, so
That he cheated his neighbors ou
He would pray long and loud, this good
He possessed such great soul yearn
ings. But he steeled his heart 'gainst the cries
01 the poor
And he robbed his men of their earn
ings. At last he grew great this religious good
And was one of the ruling nlutocracv:
But he afterward died and sad to relate,
10 tne devil was sent for hypocracy.
It has been suggested that when the
late republican officials leave the state
house today their steps should be ac
companied by the music of a funera
march. We would respectfully sueiresfc
the Rogue's March" as more appropri
ate; or a few bars from that touching
melody "They May have seen better
When the long
procession starts, sad
their heavy hearts as
Let us cheer
With some sad and solemn ditty
That will drive them from the citv:
Something melancholy, dreary,
That will make their systems weary;
Something gruesome, grave and griev
That will make them want to leave ns-
That iu some way will assure them
That we can no more endure them.
And 'twill be our best endeavor
That they stay away forever.
An open letter to the legislature: Gen.
tlemen The republicans in past years
sent legislatures here to loaf around high
priced hotels, help the prohibitionists
destroy liquor (by putting it down,)
draw their salaries, look wise, hold up
corporations, work in a lot of useless em
ployes, make more appropriations than
there were taxes to pay them with, en
act laws that the supreme court was
compelled to declare unconstitutional,
and generally to make themselves .
burden upon the body politic. The peo
ple expect you to turn over a new lenf
If you don't, they will turn you over at
the next election. Follow not in tho.
ways ot the ungodly. Keen not. in th
foot prints of Church Howe and Tom
Majors, for behold they are both states
men out of a job 111 their old age. Run
not after the festive pass dispenser, or
the man who wants a special franchise,
even though he has boodlf to pay for it.
Broad is the way that leadeth to des
truction and a whole lot of people got
into it by being members of legislatures.
There be snares and pitfalls and all man
ner of devices for the unwary. Beware
of them. They are set to entrap you so
that you can bo used, and be whipped
into line by the threat ot exposure. Fin
ally you are here for the good of the
state and not to have a private jambo
ree. You are mostly pops. Be worthy
of the party that sent you.
Age 40 a widower, have but little prop
erty, good standing in church and so
ciety, temperate, good health.
W. W. Workman,
Grand Island, Neb.
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CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE.
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