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and havejnot subscribed, please consid
er it a very kind invitation to do so
If you receive a paokage of sample cop
ies please circulate them among your
friends and send us a list of subscribers
and thus aid the cause of populism.
The Stat8 Fair.
Jteports from the State Fair all agree
that it hps attracted bv far the largest
crowd that ever attended an ex
hibition of that association. The ex
tremely low passenger rates, five dollars
for the round trip from aDy point within
the state, is doubtless the main cause
of the great gathering of people.
While the attedance is all that could
be desired and more than was expected,
the reports also state that there is great
disappontment in business circles,
among the hotel men as well as restau
rant keepers and those who had rooms
to rent. They sy the people are spend
ing little money. Thousands, who
would not have thought of such a thing
a few years ago, bring with them food
enough to last them while they stay.
Thousands of them come in the early
morning and leave late at night to avoid
the expense of lodging. liut few buy
goods at all, and those who do, things
of the very cheapest sort and but little
Here we have the effects of the single
gold standard open to the inspection of
all. When oats is selling at 10 cents
and wheat at 40, the price of the whole
of a farmer's crop would not pay for a
till of goods such as he was, in the old
days, accustomed to go to town and buy
two or three times a year and think
nothi jg about it.
This is what the populist have been
telling the merchants and farmers would
happen fof last ten years. These
gentlemen would not listen and have
continued to vote as the banks and
corporations directed and now they
have that for which they voted. Trices
tixed by the single gold standard. Do
you like it? ,
Wilful Enemy of Labor.
A special meeting of federal union No.
V.232 was held Tuesday night, presided
over by John Tierney. Labor interests
were discussed in a spirited manner by
several speakers and a vote of thanks
was extended to Councilman Tom Dra
p. for his action in requiring dealers
to sell full weight loaves of bread. A
committee on resolutions was appointed
and the chairman of the committee
submitted a report.
Among the resolutions was this one:
Uesolved, That we condemn the Eve
ning News as the wilful, premeditated
and avowed enemy of union lal or; sec
ordly, that we condemn the Evening
News for debaring its own employes
from the opportunity to learn to use ihe
machines, and third, we condemn the
Evening News for its policy of seeking
business success at the expense of mak
ing beggars and tramps of the men
whose association with the labor organi
zations of this city has given the Eve
ning News every measure of success it
The Methodist Preachers.
The Methodist held their annual con
ference in Lincoln during the week,
JJishop Newman presiding. It is not
reported that any of them fell from
grace on account of the irritating hot
weather, although they are all firm be
lievers in that doctrine. They were a
fine looking body of men, intelligent and
earnest. During the last year the most
of them have been on exceedingly short
rations, but they have stuck to their
posts and preached the gospel as they
understand it. There is much courage
and lidelity in the Methodist preacher
who accepts an appointment to a "cir
uit" on the bleak western plains. lie
bi aves the heat of summer the storms
winter, visits the sick, buries the dead,
preaches in sod houses and dugouts,
lives on the scantiest fare ml 'clothes
himself and family out of missionary
boxes containing the cast off clothing
of his more fortunate brother in the
ast who preaches to the plutocrats and
gets lots of money for it.
All honor to the Nebraska Methodist
preacher, who wanders over tnese plains
"preaching the gospel to the popr."
Our circulation is increasing with
ach issue. ( live us a lift in your neigh
borhood. Try Draper's bit? 15 cent dinner.
Best n the city- 132 South Tenth
CO. White who came to Lancaster
county in and was county treasur-
er from ISTo to ls71 died suddenly this
rnorning at his home at Crete, lie was
propriety of the Crete mills and was
highly respected by a very wide circle
of friends and acquaintances.
I)in Cameron's restaurant in the
place to get what you want to fat
at your own price. I IS South
The schools in many pai Is of the state
were forced to close on account of the
great heat during part of this wrek.
The weather was the hotteM of the year,
the thermometer registering NX) every
day during the fore part of the week.
There Is no record of such weather dur
ing September since the htate was set
tled. Business was parallel. It is
Kiirprismg that no deaths or prostra
tion from heut were reported, neverthe
less there was great suffering among all
rliiKser of the eople.
John II. I'elbcr, Hartmgton:
Inclose f i (or your paper ami the
THE LINCOLN INSANE ASYLUM.
One of the Best Managed Institu
tions in the Whole United
Medical Skill, Kindness, Cleanli
ness, Good Order, Watchful
Care Everywhere Appar
ent. It was hot, awful hot. The tempera
ture was 101 0 in the shade, away up
where the government thermometer
hangs. The wini was hot and it blew
thirty-six miles an hour. The sun
blazed and burned with tierce intensity.
The air was dry and surcharged with
electricity. It was a day to irritate and
make nervous the healthiest man, that
the writer went out to the Lincoln In
sane asylum, to see how that institution
was run while under populist control.
No one knew that he was coming, and
the institution was taken in its regular
It was to be expected that the men
tally disordered and nervously unstrung
patients, suffering from the intense heat
and dry air which tried the nerves of
the strongest men, would be in great
disorder. If some were wailbg.scream
ing and howling and others strapped
down on such a day as that w as, it was
to be expected. Well men were disa
greeable and made snappish replies to
the most harmless questions. The
writer had visited mad houses in irany
of the eastern states ar.d in London,
Glasgow Edingburg and other places in
Great Brittain and had beheld scenes,
like that, which he will never forget.
What will the people of Nebraska think
when Ife tells them that on that terri
ble day, September 17, 1895, he went
through the Lincoln Asylum from cel
lar to garret, looked into every room in
the building, every closet, every out
house, and there was not a patient under
the slightest physical restraint except
one man, an eppileptic, who wore a
heavy leather mitten on one hand, be
cause when he had fits he bit his hand.
Not a scream, or out cry was heard the
whole day. The patients walked quietly
about the wards or through the grounds,
always under the eye of calm, silent at
tendants, whose very appearance had a
tendency to restore the unstrung nerves
of the unfortunates under their charge.
Dr. L. J. Abbott, Gov. Ilolcomb's ap
pointee as superintendent, was just
leaving for the city as the writer arrived
and the inspection of the asylum was
made in his absence.
Dr. Abbott is a large kindly looking
man, of fatherly appearance, just such a
man as any one in trouble would seek
for sympathy and help. IJerevolence
and kindness beams from his face and
is expressed by every movement of the
body. Science has determined that the
chief remedial agency in the cure of the
insane is kindness and care in their
treatment. Physical restraint and harsh
ness only agrivates the disease.
Dr. Abbott's celebrated order that any
attendant against whom the patients
complained would be immediately dis
charged, is a step in advance of the
scientific treatment of the insane which
in time will be adopted by every asylum
in this country and fifty years after
ward, the asylums of England and the
continent will come trooping along in
the rear and adopt it.
Dr. Abbott's character and force of
will gives a tone to government of the
asylum in every detail of the work there.
Gentleness, quiet and calmness rule
everywhere. Upon entering with Dr.
Green one of tne "disturbed wards" on
the woman's side, a patient was found
who had cut her hand with a piece of
glass. She was seated in a chair and
the lady physician was attempting to
give it a surgical dressing. One of this
patient's halucinations was, that no one
must touch her. Three trained nurses
were holding her hands and feet. While
the physician was dressing her hand.
Dr. Green said to one of the female
"I am stronger than you, let me hold
As the doctor took hold f her hand
the patient spat in his face, but he only
smiled and calling the patient by name
"I don't think you intended to spit at
me," and the patient did not spit any
more. In the old time, a straight jacket
would have been clapped on her with
out further words.
After having visited many of the in
sane assylums in the eastern states ar.d
in England and Scotland the writer can
truthfully say that, in not one of them
did he see more erfeet cleanliness and
order, and in nt one such quiet calm
ness as in this Lincoln institution.
To the citizens of Nebraska who haw
friends or relatives In the asylum here,
he can give unqualified assurance that
the place is scrupulously clean, the food
first claM, the physician, nurses and ut
tendants uniformly kind and gentle,
the treatment scieiititic and up to the
A word on!) remains as to the politi
cal side of the question. Politics can
only touch the asylum at one point, and
that is intim tnatterofexiK-nses. I'mbr
republican rule the asylum was used to
rob the people of the state to pay oil
workers for that party, and the scoiin-
dreii con ne. ted with it, have blackened j
the name of t he state. 'n1 s populist
control all Unit if changed.
The last legislature appropriated 91 1,
(.kio less for current, expenses of Ihe
asylum thai, for the previous biennial
period and there has been an average in
crease of 10 per cent in the number of
patients. Yet Dr. Abbott has provided,
and will continue to provide, for every
one of them and keep expeuses within
the appropriation, which will be run
ning the asylum 2 per cent cheaper
than it was ever run before.
Thanks are retured to Dr. Green, Dr.
Abbott, (who returned after the in
spection was completed) to the other
physicians and employes, for he kind
uess and courtesy with which every
question was answered and the trouble
taken to open every door and closet in
The County Fair Scandal.
It seems strange that whatever the
republican managers launch must be
tainted with fraud or theft. The mass
of the party, who are as honest as any
other class of men, have let the rings
ters run things until the said ringsters
have grown wicked and viscious beyond
endurance. They get hold of every
organization, civic, mrchantile, agricul
tural, or benovolent that is possible for
them to capture, secure the offices and
management and then run things for
the the profit there is in in it.
Theso chaps ran the Lancaster County
Fair association, the republican candi
date for county clerk being secretary of
tne asssociation. As a consequence there
is a general denunciation by all classes
of citizens of the management of the
last fair , and charges of fraud, theft
and political jobery are being made on
In the first place, the citizens say that
the management hired 139 men to act
as special police, when twenty-five
would have been suflicient. In doing
that the citizens claim that the manage
ment had an eye on the votes.
In the second place the citizens assert
that the management had a contract
with the circiiB company by which the
fair association received 30 per cent on
all tickets up to 5,000 and 50 per cent
for all above that. Over 13,000 tickets
w ere sold and only $800 was turned into
the association treasury. They want to
know what was done with the rest of
The republican managers didn't pay
much of it to the 139 men acting as
special poliece. They declare they only
got 75 cents a day for 14 hours work.
Everything that these ringsters have
anything to do with turns out just this
way. Kick them out.
Fred Miller will be the next sheriff
and Elias Baker the next district clerk
for this county. Put this in your hat.
II. It. Nissley & Co., of this city, the
popular dry goods merchants, have an
ad in this issue. Out of town shoppers
are invited to make this store headquar
ters while in the city.
Up to the hour of going to press Mr.
lteemer has not broken into the peni
tf ntiary. On behalf of the taxpayers
Warden Leidigh is still standing guard
over that 8100,000 appropriation which
the republican ringsters are bo anxious
to get their clutches on. Mr. Leidigh
can be relied upon to do his whole duty
by the people.
Frank Wagner of Beatrice, was in
the city Tuesday and Wednesday. J le
says Gage county populists are jubilant
over the great gains being made in all
parts of the county. Dishonest rt pub
lican officials, who have for years been
robbing the city and county treasuries,
have turned the tide in favor of popu
lism and good government. As to
Judge Bush 'Mr. Wagner says his elec
tion is a foregone conclusion.
Reports from all portions of Lancas
ter are to the effect that Elias Baker,
populist candidate for clerk of the dis
trict court, is making a clean and ag
gressive campaign, and the able and
efficient mannei ii which he has con
ducted that otlice in the past four years
is bringing him new supporters every
day. Mr. Baker's character and stand
ing appeals to the best elements of soci
ety, regardless of party, and they are
supporting him solidly.
Lonia A. Ksensky, 1U8 North
Tenth street. Importer and Dealer
in Wines and Liquors. Pabst
Milwaukee I $? r. Familj trade a
specialty. Write for prices.
Try "DEAD SHOT"
I'or lied Hus,
For ltoacKes, l-'leui-, Anti?,
Moths and Ml Vermin
Tor Sal" Only by
Kemeinlter, we tfive a ijla of
Soda water with every .iO cent
"'p,' k(1 Ilttl" tllll ' 111 t l
rynlc man who l tlrtd f the worM?"
"No, my dar; a ryi. " Is a man of
whom the world la tlrf1." 'hli-jco
"I'm fotnr now; . I'm iro'ng. ro
In." murmurr-d HtfUchir. "What an
crllnt auctlonr you'd mi." I4
Ihe hrtrtlt-M but tlrd Miss Jfycf ferl.
It is Caused by the Free Coinage
At the close of the silver session of
congress, s-enutor Teller went to Mexico
and spent several weeks. When he re
turned the writer had a long interview
with him, the substance of which was
printed at the tune.
Shortly aterward, by the courtesy of
Senator Stewart, an interview was
arranged between the writer and Senor
Romero, the Mexican Minister at Wash
ington, when the whole subject was
gone over in detail. Last spring the
writer had another interview with Senor
Borneo, and he feels sure that the fol
lowing unsigned article was written by
Mr, Komero. His position as a diplo
mat would prohibit him from writing
over his own signature on a theme that
has become a political question, in a
country to which ho is sent as a minis
ter. The article is in part as follows:
"The advantages to Mexico of the sil
ver basis are the following:
First. The silver standard and cur
rency encourages very materially, while
other leading commercial nations have
the single gold standard, the increase of
exports of domestic products, because
the expenses of producing them, wages,
rents, taxes, etc , are paid for in silver,
and therefore their cost as compared
with their market value, is coniderably
less than that of similar articles produced
or raised in single gold standard coun
tries. When sold in gold markets, there
fore, they bring very lucrative prices, as
they are converted into silver, at a high
rate of exchange. These conditions
have caused a great development in the
exportation of some of our agricultural
Second. The silver standard is a great
stimulus in developing home manufac
tures, because foreign commodities have
to be paid in gold, and, owing to the
high rate of exchange, their price be
comes so high that it pays well to manu
facture some of them at home. A like
result has been obtained in other coun
tries which are on a silver basis, such
as Japan, China and India. This fact
begins to be sorely felt in in England
and other old manufacturing countries.
Third. While the fall of silver and
free coinage in Mexico have not given to
the Mexican 6ilver coins when converted
into foreign exchange or sold for gold
any value other than that of the silver
bullion contained in the same, neverthe
less, the purchasing power of the silver
dollar is now, on the whole, as great in
Mex'co as it ever was.
Fourth. The fact that foreign com
modities have to be paid for in gold,
makes them so high that it operate as a
protective duty against them.
Fifth, 'i he fact that every gold dol
lar is converted into two silver dollars,
when sent to Mexico, encourages the
Investment in Mexico of foreign capital
from the rich countries, which have the
Sixth. There is another very great
advantage that Mexico has derived from
the silver standard, although that may
be peculiar to us. Before our railroads
were built the articles which we could
export were silver and gold dollars
coining being then made cempulsary by
law- because ue other product could pay
the very high expense of teansportation.
The result was that to pay for our im
ports we had to export almost all of our
annual output of silver, so that very
little was left for our home circulation.
Thus we were almost constantly suffer
ing from a contraction of currency;
money became very nigh, and the price
of labor was very low. But now the
conditions are reversed. The low price
of silver abroad makes it, unprofitable to
export it, and its value at home makes
it useful in all industries, aud we send
out our agricultural products to pay for
our imports aud for our gold obligations,
keeping at home our silver aud thus in
creasing our circulation, so that we now
have an ample supply of money in our
banks. That fact, of course, stimulates
industry, maintains the prices, and in
creases the. demand for labor.
Seventh. Most of our millionaires and
miny other Mexicans having large fixed
incomes (referred to live in Europe, and
used to spend their money there, but t he
higher rate of eichange has reduced
their incomes s materially that a great
many of them have returned home, and
now spend their incomes in Mexico. In
consequence of all these caiises.we have
fewer business failures than any other
country. We do not suffer in Mexico
from one of the principal causes of the
present financial distrtss in other coun
tries the low price of agricultural pro
due':. We luve more stability of prices,
wages, rents, etc. Although uur waes
are low, there have liven in recent ye irs
a marked tendency t" their im reaxe.'
That the pnivrity of Mexico is Mill
increasing is proved by the annual iocs
sage sent to the Mexican coiigres the
l"'.th of this month by President Diaz.
The president says: "Nearly all the rail
way companies have shown mc-MUM-d
earnings, due op-null) to local Iritfllc,
winch naturally corrpoiids to the
growth of the mercantile luhinc, and
the agricultural prosperity of the conn
try. Nnce April lat seventy four kilo
inetttrs of rud lave Uen built uud put
in o-rnt mhi. Th Central railway Ins
('instructed branches from A una
Csiieiites to an important smelter, and
two of tiers in ChihuahU', m to the
shops of the Met.iliirgical company and
the other to the San Felipa smelter.
The Mexican National railroad luu re
placed its temporary bridgus by perma
nent ones, rebuilt others, and almost
completed its termina! station in the
City of Mexico. The National Tehuantf
pec Isthmus railway is being managed
and operated by the government for its
A Letter From Satan.
ExKct TivK Mansion )
1 1 km., Sept. 10, '!5.
Hon. Tube Castor:
Kecrniting Agent Neraska Station,
My Dear Friend and co-worker.
I send you my sincere congratulations
for the good work you have done in my
cause in Nebraska. The rump conven
tion held in Lincoln was a child after
my own heart, as it came squarely out
on my side, for a gold standard and
eternal poverty. That will make busi
ness lively here. The rich will come any
way as a natural consequence and the
poor will now be forced into crime -and
degradation which will bring them our
way against their wishes. That is the
object to be most desired, as we need
more poor for servants for our rich.
Hell is now crowded with the rich and
not half enough poor trash get heie to
wait on them. Gold is standard money
here and must be made so in every
country on earth. When that good
time comes I may move my headquar
ters to earth and will very likely locate
in Lincoln. Keep up t.ie light for ours
is a desperate game and numt be well
played to win. For that cood time
Bpoken of in the Bible is now nearer of
achievement on earth than ever before.
In fact it is desperately close at hand.
Hemember you and all the bovs will
have to work for a living then. Fight
for present conditions to prevail and I
will guarantee all you brave fighters for
sound money a good time while on earth
and special priviledges when you get a
home here with nie. You did just the
thing to put up a rump ticket but don't
one of you who are the on inside vote for
it. It would be simply wasting your
votes. Vote with the sound money re
publican party. I can give you my
word that nearly all its leaders are all
right aud you and yours will be well
cared for. (Jive my warm love t all I
the boys who attended the rump con
vention. Affectionately yours,
wit and humor.
"Don't you know, prisoner, thsi It's
Very wrong to steal a pig?" "I do now,
your honor. They make such a row."
"Are you the man who runs this
newspaper?" "No, sir; I'm only the
editor; the citizens run the paper." At
Judge You say you have some means
of subsistence? Tramp Yes, your
honor. Judge Then why is It not vis
ible? Tramp I ate it. Harlem Life.
Anna I wonder what makes Mr.
Droopley down in the mouth to-night?
Gaybelle Force of habit, I suppose.
He's a dentist, you know. Boston Cour
ier. The Teacher Now. who can tell me
which travels the faster heat or cold?
Johnnie Blight (promptly) Heat, of
course. Anybody can catch cold. Tld
Blts. Briggs You say the phrenologist who
examined your head wasn't very com
plimentary? "Hardly. He told me I
was fitted to be a leader in society."
Fuddy I was talking to Johnson last
night Duddy Yes, I saw htm In
the morning. He was In a teTrllilv
demoralized condition. Boston Tran
script. Mies Parlque In New York do the
prominent social lights smoke? Miss
Caustique Yes, particularly after they
have been turned down. New York
Roys Drue Store.
Kinsley's Old Stand, 10th & P St.
Some Special Prices:
School tablets, 1, 2, 3, Tic and up.
EnvelopfS, 2 packnges for 5c
L ii(l pencils, plain eeilar,3 cents
Lead ix'iicils. Heats All, le- nvh.
Pen holders 1 sent up.
School nUiea 3c, 5o and up.
Slate pedeil JOc J of KM.
" " 5e jht dozen.
S IhkiI craons ix color in a
box 5 conK
Sc hool cruyoiiH, white t l ot
(hum 1 1 hi r brush JU, 'JiV ami up.
rioth " UK-, l.V and ii,
" Nail " 2 for .V, fx- and up.
MlackiiiK' " HK 2Ue and up.
' .IhiiIkT, Th UK- up.
Paint brushes very le ap.
(iood Ham Paint mK- Per linl.
Miu-d house jM.im "
White led, St. IjouU Sirhtly
Pure 'J.l ut.
Pure (toiled Linseed Oil r(V.
ciive u a call. Will hhv you
ii'.uiiev Tenth and P Street .
OUR Prices will
YOU against being
0 lb boil or stew 25o
5 " Shoulder Steak 25
3 " Hound Steak 27
H " Plate Boil 25
4 " Salt Pork 25
5 " Bologna 27
3 ,; Weiner-VVurst 25
4 " Lard 25
1 . K. K. Lard...... 10
Sugar Cured Ham 0
Boneless Ham 10
California Ham 7
Breakfast Bacon as low as. . . &
Beef Roast Per pound 5 to 8
Sirloin Steak " " . . . : . . . 10
Portr House Steak. . . . 10 to'.12A
Veal Slew 5 pound. . . 25
All other meals not 6u list at low
est possible prices.
LINCOLN MEAT CO.
ill 0 P Street,
It. 8. MOCKKTT. O. B. POLK
MOCKETT & POLK,
Attorneys at Law , 1127 O street.
Telephone 70.". Lincoln, Neb.
For your fine PHOTOGRAPHS
give us a trial and be convinced.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Re
member tlie place, 1214 O street.
NEBSASKA PANT AND SUIT COL
1217 O STREET.
( We&t half of Trunk Factory.)
All Wool Pants Made to Order.
First Class and guaranteed to fit,
93, 94, 5, 86 and upwards.
$15, $18, $20 and up.
Popular Prices. Goods sold by th
yard, and Ends for Boys' Pants, eto
Few uncalled for Fants and Suits at
your own price, Send for samples
O. It. OAKLElV
0. Ii. IIOLCUM, Cutter.
ATCHISON, St. JOSEPH.
KANSAS CITY and St. LOUIS,
And All Tolnts East.
Choice of Two Routes
From KANSAS CITY to
LITTLE ROCK and HOT BPRDM
nd All Points in ;
LOU18IANA. and TEXAS.
5 TRAINS DAILY $
between KANSAS CiTY and St. LOUU
Magnificent Passenger Equipment, '
Elegant Day Coacben,
Reclining Chair Car. Seat Pre'
Pa'lman Bullet bleeping Can.
H. C. Towkmnp.
Gen.Vasttnger ft Ticket A ft.
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