The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, August 19, 1897, Image 5
LEARNED A LESSON. POPULISTS WILL NOT FOOLED AGAIN. BE fha Party Will Be Galded In the Future by What Experience Uaa Tenant Freedom of Speech Pro hibited In Weat Virginia. Pop Not Napping. If It suits the purpose of the money power to have the Democratic party Dominate some other man than Bryan for President, they will brush Mr. Bryan aside as If he were mere chaff, nays the Missouri World, They could have done that in '00. but were afraid to. Such action would have given the IVople's party a mighty impetus. The gold power knew the reformers could not be solidly united under the Demo cratic banner, and even If they should unite under such colors, at least half of the leadership would be either non progressive men, opposed to Innova tions, wedded to present systems, or the agents or attorneys of monopolies. Possibly It may suit the purposes of the money power to let Bryan remain at the head of the Democratic party. In the Went and South, especially In the South, the Democratic officeseek , era look upon Bryan as their saviour ( )lie saved them from being relegated to 1 private life. In 1884 and for years af y terward they looked upon Cleveland as their Moses who led them out of the PROSPERITY AND CONFIDENCE Buneo-d Liilx r Look here, Mr. Hanmi, you and McKinley promised prosperity the day after McKinley's election. On the strength of his promises and yourH, we vot.nl tor Mm. Now, where in the prosperity? Nine months have passed, and times get worse every dny. Murk limine You must be reasonable. Have patience. I give you my word of honor that McKinley is at work night and day, endeavoring to hatch prosperity out of hii;h taxes. The trusts are advancing prices, uixl they will make big money. 1 have no doubt, gentlemen, that after they have hud enough, they will advance ji.ur wages. Tri-State Farm News. . wilderness of nntloual defeat in which they hud wandered for twenty-four years. They continued to worship at the shrine of Grovep uirtll they saw the old yian had lecoiiie a dead weight rather than a help (though he had not changed his known views in the least), and they turned to Bryan. They took him up lsx-ause they thought prolw bly had Isn-n Informed that he was less objectionable to Populists, whose votes they miKt have, than was Rich ard P. Bland. In fact, we believe they took up Bryan In pursuance to an un derstanding with certain eminent Pop ulists, who thus worked In the dark from good motives and for the salva tion of the republic, at the same time being aware of the fact, that in Bry an's cabinet and among his principal apiolutees there would be many more Populists than in Bland's caWnet and among Bland's appointees. The vote of the Populists and of those who were on the eve of Joining the Populist party saved many an old Democratic office seeking bum from defeat. These old bums are very grateful to Mr. Bryan, and lie-come very much enthused when ever his name Is mentioned In a compli mentary way. They are ready, how ever, to transfer their allegiance and enthusiastic suport to any of the Cleveland gang whenever party success will be promoted thereby. The Popu lists were overreached by these old trained politicians. The apeal made to the iMitrlottum of the Populists struck n responsive chord In the breasts of those reformers, wlw thought these old politlcnl bums were acting In good faith and from the love of right and the hatred of wrong. Populists were fooled. They le rued a lesson, and should be guided In the future by what experience has taught them. To Latch Votee: Over u year ago the Republican party In convention at St. Louis pledged it self to the cause of Cuban liberty. What has lM;n the record of the party making this pledge since it came Into power? A policy of procrastination and pusillanimity. Do the Republicans believe that the government of Spain Is now able to protect the lives and property of Amer ican citizens resident in Cuba? Ih the Republicans believe that the govern ment of Spain Is now able to comply with Its treaty obligations? Do the Republicans Isdleve that the United States should now actively use Its in fluence ami good offices to restore peace and give tndceiidcnce to the Island? Noltoely can tell whnt the Republican party In-lleves by what It says. Its platform was maele to estch votes and not to proclaim principles. But there Is hope yet for the Cuban patriot. It is alleged that on ad mill 1st ration proc lamation concerning Cuba will be Is sued about the first of October. In the Interest of human liberty? Nonsense! la the Interest of Senator tlanna. True to It re-cord, mu ll a move em tl'e part of the ltepul'IlraiiH would I1 for the same old purjHiKf-- to steb vote. Inlative and Krferf nrtutn. We believe the adoption of the Initi ative, referendum and imperative mandate would not only lead the peo ple from the mealies of the money pow er in all Its different phases of plunder ing, but. net as an educator. When the people shall have the right to vote di rectly on the laws which govern them, as the referendum principle provides for, there will be a universal desire for knowledge on any general law pro posed. Voters will study the effect of proposed legislation, and with the elim ination of partyism by such a system there can be but one end reached, and that Is "equal rights to all." It Is true the majority of the people may err In the passage of some particular law, but the remedy for Its speedy repeal is al ways at hand, and they are not com pelled to await specified dates for an other election, when, as has often, been the case, the representatives chosen be tray or refuse to act In regaling ob noxious and unjust legislation. If It Is found that a law has been placed on the statute books which Is oppressive, the initiative can be invoked and a re hearing had at the ballot box at an early date. Legislators under such a system could not sell out, for there would be no buyers, as the people could veto their actions, thus rendering void the work of the bribe-taker and the bribe-giver. Tne lmyrrative mandate, giving the pople the right to recall of- WILL COME WHEN M KINLEY HATCHES THIS PROTECTION EGG. ficiids at any time, would undoubtedly curb any public employe who might be possessed of the Idea to In-tray his con stituents, knowing that official miscon duct would call for a speedy discharge at the hands of Ills employers -the people. We are unable to see how any man who believes In a government f. for and by the people can refuse to lend his assistance In tlie establishment of the Initiative, Referendum and Imit ative Mandate. Missouri World. Bllver and the Law. The 50-cont sliver dollar of the gold ite press Is a myth. The stamp of the government, combined with the Intrin sic value of the coin, makes the silver dollar worth 100- ceuts. The bullion value of silver has liecn depreciated by law. and if gold had lieen treated as silver has been treat ed, gold bullion would have a deceas ed commercial vulue. Wben the use of any article is limited the price of that article must fall. When the use of any article Is enlarged the value must rise. That Is exactly what has been brought alwut by the laws which dis criminate against silver and in favor of gold. Remove the ban which the government has placed on silver; open the mints to the free coinage of the white metal; enlarge the use of silver money and the commercial value of silver bullion will at once rise. With the enlarged use of the bicycle there came a corresponding decrease In the price of horses. If a new use for horses were to arise, the price of these animals would correspondingly In crease. He It hns lieen with regard to silver. Hostile legislation has lowered Its bullion price;; friendly leglslatlem would send that price upward. There Is noth ing more certaln than the fae-t that law can make value, and all cemten tlon to the contrary Is Insincere or Ig nerant. Freedom ef Pp-ech. Freedom of speech promise's to be come a pelltleal Issue In this country. In West Virginia speakers who desire' to discuss the situation of the coal strike are prohibited that privilege by the offie-ers of the law. In Rhode Islnnel the honored and efficient president of a gooel university la forced to resign his position Ix'cause me lielleves In one theory of finance while the me-mlnTs of tin; Iswird of trustees believe In another theory. During the; Presidential campaign last autumn there was mueli suppres sion of fren Rpeech through intimida tion of employes by their employers, but this method has become too nillel to suit the plutocrats and more stren uous efforts nre now being taken. These overt acts of the money power will result In the downfall of the Re publican party. The constitutional right of fret speech cannot be over- thrown. After the struggle of li)0 complete relief from oppression will be secured. rirrnaln the FilRnwa. Ties oration of the personal fees of United States consuls menus thy pay ment of a quarter of a million dollar annually to these officers, In addition to their salaries, by the business inter ests of this country. There are sixty-five consular posts which pay good salaries because of their Importance as international trade centers. Sixteen of these, all located In Great Britain, paid $125,000 In per sonal fees to consuls, the year before such fees were abolished. The con sulate at Loudon paid Its incumbent $40,000 in addition to bis salary of $5, 000. The Liverpool consulate paid per sonal fees of $25,000 that year. These fees are a tax on trade; a tar iff levied on International commerce for the benefit of Individuals. The government does not pay them. They are paid by business men whose busi ness forces them Into dealings with our consuls in foreign ports. In tariff leg islation the tax is levied under the pre tense of protecting lalior. In the de partments all pretense Is abandoned and commerce Is taxed for the avowed enrichment of high-salaried office holders. No Wonder We Are Poor. The expenses of Great Britain are now about $500,000,000 yearly, or near ly $1,000 per minute, but every tick ol the clock reprewnts an inflow of about $1C from the United States In gold in- te-rest on bonds and dividends. Is other words, the gold standard and the g. o. p. compe'l American lalxr to sup isrt the British government as well at our own. No wonder we are poor. Ne wonde-.r we e-all upon pauperized Eu rope to loan us money. No wonder th cry of discontent comes up from every town and hamlet. Inn i'etice of Gold. Narrow goliHte prejudle'e has won at Brown University, and IVesldenit An. drews has resigned. Congressman J. A. Walker, a member of the board of trustee's, attacked President Andrewi while the- latter was In Europe be cause ef the president's belief in bime. nlllsm. The gold trust has grown so Insolent that men are no louger to be allowed the) privilege of frex speech. There Is no charge against the president of Brown exe-ept thst he ceivocntes the cause ef silver. lie Is moral, upright, successful, brilliant, scholurly and an ornament to the Institution over which he presided but he is a bliiMaJllst, and the money power has resolved to crush bimetallism. President Andrews Is the Urst victim of the new crucadej of gold against silver. Worn Out In Service. The author of "Bismarck's Table Talk" re'laten several stories of Uw state'sman-prinee that shew tluit hie wit was equal to his wisdom. On elay, says the author, some one was speaking to Blsrnark about his unusual attainments as a linguist. The Prince, who Is siKvia.lly proud of his knowledge of the Russian language, sjiokc of the gre'H.t difficulties of mastering thai tongue. "You must have gre'at talent in thai direction," said his Interlocutor. "Wedl," answered the Prince, "I had unusual advantages when I was burn ing the- language at St. Petersburg. loelged In the house with a Russian and a bear." Bismarck, who had worn himself out In the se-rvk-e of (Jerrnany and of hla cmpeeror, rarely referred to his labors for the fatherland. One morning h and the Emperor William were riding teigother In the park. Tliey had nol gone far when BLsmiurck complained ol fatigue. The emperor, who was quite fresh, wild, somewhat testily: "IIew Is tluit, though I am an older man than yourself, prince, I can al ways outride you?" Bismarck's re'ply was as reproachful as It was epigrammatic. "Ah, sire," he said, "the rieler alwnya outlasts the horse;." It Is reported that commercial oils are to have another addition. In China It Is stated that a successful extraction of tea-seed oil hns been obtained. It la said to be slightly pungent but edible, and also of a consistency which makes It a valuable lubricator for fine machinery. WHAT A crAisr i r DO lelieve that mv uncle Is the most selfish man who ever lived!" exclaimed Bob Curzon, "What has he done now, dear'" In quired Cicely, who was not unaccus tomed to hear condemnatory remarks respecting that gentleman. "Why, In the first place, darling, as you are only too well aware," replied Bob, "he refused his consent to our be ing married, on the score of my youth." "Well, dear Bob, Le may have been right there," said Cicely, soothingly. "Twenty Is a little young to get mar ried, isn't itr "Not a bit," answered Bob, Impa tiently. "If a man doesn't know his own mind at 20 he never will." "But you may see some girl whom you will prefer to me," suggested Cicely. "Somebody who Is better look ing, or more accomplished." "What nonsense!" exclaimed the young man, Irritably. "Do you think I'm a boy, to change my mind every five minutes?" "O, no, dear," replied Cicely, caress ingly, "but such things nave happened, you know, and though it would break my heart to leise you, I would rather you found out you didn't love me be fore we were married than after wards." "But I do love you, my own little sweetheart, and always shall, ana we'll get married in spite o: all the old can tankerous uncle-a In Christendom." And as Bob spoke he placed his arm around her and drew the; young girl's head down on his broad breast. RoU'rt Curzon was a student in St. GeKrge's Hospital, and Cicely was a nurse prolmtionejr at the same estab lishment, aged n'Kix-ctlvely 20 and 19. They liad fallen in love with one an other seme six months previously, and Bob had at once written home to his uncle, Major Malnwaring, who stooel In leco parentis to him, as he was an or phan. There was very little opportunity for making love in the hespltal, but the young iteople were In the habit of meet ing In the iirk whenever circum stances permitted, and it was on a se cluded seat that the conversation we have recorded txk place. After a short Interval, devoted to what the novelists of a previous gen eration were in the habit of calling "tender passage," Cicely drew herself gently away from her lover's embrace, and putting her hat as straight as the absence of a looking-glass would per mit, inquired: "What is this fresh news from your ogre of an uncle, dear?" "Why, I heard the other day," re spondee! Bob, "that he was dangerously ill, had a fall while hunting, and so I thought It would be a splendid oppor tunity while he was weak and 111 to get his consent to our being married; an dhere is the communication whlcu I received this morning in reply." And pulling a letter out of his pocket, Bob extracted the couteuts from the envelope, and rend the following epistle: "Honored Sir I has been dereeied by youre uncle, Major Malnwaring, to arnswer your letter lie tells me to say as lww he can't write himself, but be will s you, something as I don'i like to put on paper, first, afere he le.'ts you marry afore youre twenty-five. lie also ses as how you bein mixed up in It like, ort to no were to get him a good nerse, anel your to send him down can manege him. I also sends cheq as de sired, and remain, youre obedent seT vant, JABEZ BUNCER." "He's the olel man's valet and facto tum," explained Bob, as he finished rending the letter. "And now, don't you think that It is the moat selfish lot tery you've ever heard?" "Well, dear, I think you ought to make nllowancew- " "look uere, Cle-ely," Interrupted Boo, I know tills man, and you don't. I'm the son of his favorite sister, nnd the only relation he hns in the world; he's an elel man, who can't exiHK-t to live much longer, who's had lots ef fun In his day; been in the army in India, and a- that sort of thing, you know, and 3 . he er er behaves in this sort of way. I conslerar th. . it's disgraceful, i has had his turn; Why can't he let me have mine?" "Bob, I've got on Ide'a," exclaimed Cicely, suddenly turning round and taking his hand In hers as she spoke. "Let us have It, my de'ar," answered Bob, In that, patronizing manner which very young men are fond of assmnlng In their dealings with the opposite sex. "it may suggest someblilng, don't you know." "My ldea, Bob, Is this: Your uncle wants a nurse; let me go down and at tend Mm, and when I've restored him to health nnd he Is completely conval escent, I enn tell him who I am." "What wewild be the gewd of that?" asked Bob. "Why, ef course, dear, he woulel be no grateful that he would at once give Ins cemsi'iit to eur being married." "Ila! ha! hn!" laughed Bob. "O, you little goew! you don't know my Uncle Richard." "You are unkind, Bob," snld Cicely, drawing herself away from him. "Don't bo cross, little one, I couldn't I Jp laughing, 'pon my word, I could n't." "Hut I've road of such things, Bob." WOMAN "Oh, yes, I dare say, In novels." "Weil, loey do take place In real life." "Sometimes, pVaps, but " "Don't yon think I'm a good enough nurse, then?" "My dear Oicely, you are the best nurse In the hospital for a probation-e- " interrupted Bob, perceiving that the conversation was taking a wrong turn. "Every one acknowledges that" "Then why won't you let me go down an see what I can do?" "Well, my dear, I don't mind, of course," replied Bob, slowly, "but do you really think It will be of any use?" "I shouldn't have sujgested It unless I did." "I must say that I think tt will be labor in vain; but still, If you wish to tr your hand at diplomacy, I suppose I must consent." "There's a sensible darling!" cried Cicely, putting her arms round his neck and klasinz him. "And now I will show you what a woman can do." Major Malnwaring was what is known as a confirmed bachelor, When Jabez introduced the young nurse, who had come to him on the recommenda tion of his nephew, bis first muttered remark was: "I hope to goodness she won't start tidying things up." Only one who has been left to the tender mercies of a soldier servant for nearly a week can Imagine the differ ence which a couple of days made, not only in the Major's room, but in the Major, and nobody was more surprised than that gentleman himself when he found how much "the woman's trick," as he somewhat contemptuously ex pressed It, added to his comfort. Cicely had her surprise also, for in stead of a worn-out, decrepit old man, such as she had expected to find her lover's uncle, she discovered that he was a handsome man In the prime of life, and though he was evidently suf fering Intense pain from his fractures and contusions, yet he bore it nearly as uncomplainingly as a woman would have done. The weeks slowly glided away, and the Major gradually grew stronger. One morning he said In an apologetic voice: "I am going to ask you to to do me a favor. Cicely." "Certainly, Major," responded Cicel.7, with the sunny smile that made her Invaluable as a nurse. "What is it ." "Why, I want you to write a letter fer me to a scapegrace nephew of mine. The truth is, this fellow has been trad ing on the fact that he is my only liv ing relative ever slnee he knew the value erf the relationship, and at last I think the time has arrived when I ought to put down my foot" "What has he done, then?" Inquired Cicely, endeavoring to conceal the agi tation which she felt. 'The young vagabond Is a medical student at St. George's; but, of course, you are aware of that, as he sent you down here the only good turn he has even tloue me in his life, by-the-bye and I have always made him a gener ous allowance. In addition to this, I have paid his debts twice. And now he writes to say that unless he has a certain sum by to-morrow morning to I pay his 'debts of honor,' as he terms them, he will be ruined for life. Now, I have made up my mind not to let him ' have any more money beyond his in I come, and I want you to write and tell I him that as he has broken his word of honor, when he promised me on the last I occnslem not to gamble again, I must I ele-cline to have anything to do with 1 his debts of honor." Cicely took down the address and I made notes of what she had to write; j but, strange to say, almost Immediate ly afterwards she met with an acei J d"nt and ran a pin Into her thumb In 1 such a way as to present her holding a pen, and the communication had to ; be written by Jabez after all. A few days after this Cicely had be-e'U leading to him, when the Major, after a short Interval of silence, ex cla lined: j "The doctor says I may get up to morrow, Cicely, and that has made me ' think." , "What have you been thinking about?" demurely asked the pretty I nurse. "I have been wondering what on pnrth I shall elo when you leave me and go back to town." "Just what you did befere I came, I supieme," re'plle! the young lady, In tently regarding the binding erf the lKxk she was holding In her lap. "No, I can never do that," said the Major. "When I was a young man, Clerly, I was very fond of a girl; In fact, we were going to 1k mnrrled. but t!.e week iK'fore she was to have be; e'ome my wife she ran away with a frle'tnl of mine, a lieutenant In the snme regime-lit as myself. Since then I have had n somewhat bad opinion of wom en, and yem must acknowledge with I 'lisiin. but you have nltereel all that, ( ce l.v." ")'' ner In whnt way, Mnjer Maln ' ii i.. ,, " faltered Clerly, growing rap UV.y "n 1 as a rewe." "Why, I con see that though there ore Imel women In the world, there are also good ones, and the man who man ages to get hold of a good one for his wife, cannot obtain a greater treasure, and I'm going to ask yon if yon will ba my treasure?" "But, Major Malnwaring, I am only a nurse a hospital nurse what will your friends say T' "My dearest girl, you hare saved my life, and in my opinion you possess all the graces and virtues that a womaa ought to have. If I marry a girl, I d it to consult my own happiness, not that of my friends. I know I am twici your age, but in spite of that I am t young man stiU; now say, dear, wiC yon marry me?" "Are you sure you love me?" asked Cicely, In a low voice. "That yoa art not asking me to be your wife out oi gratitude?" "Cicely V cried the Major. "I cannot take you In my arms, as you wD know, or I shall upset this compound fracture, but come here! come here at once, and look in my eyes. Now 6 you think I love you, and wlH yon bi my wife?" Cicely beheld such a Are of lore li those honest brown eyes that she fell compelled to hide her own, but as sh endeavored to conceal her blushlni face, he heard her whisper somethini which, In spite of comminuted, com. pound fractures, dislocations, and sue! other evils as attend a hunting mat who "comes a cropper," compelled bin to place bis arms around her, and ralsi her head until her sweet red lips wen available for kissing purposes. "My Dear Robert: I was married t your uncle Richard yesterday, and w leave here for the south of France to morrow. I did not find what you rep resented; In fact, quite the contrary When I tell you that I have persuaded your uncle to Increase your allowance I feel sure that you will not regret mj signing myself your affectionate aunt "CICELY MAINWARING." "By Jove!" exclaimed Bob, as he ton the above letter Into little pieces, "it'i wonderful what a woman can do." Ohicago Tribune. First Sapphire Found in Idaho. An Idaho miner brought a stone te the Miner's bureau which was pro nouueed a sapphire of the purest wates and the largest ever seen. The gen was nearly a embe, being about one and one-half Inches thick, one and ejne half Inches wide, and two inches long It was much water worn, sliowiinj plainly the pebbly conform atlem grad ually assumed by gems found in the beIs of mountain torrents, the edge being very much Founded. This Is the first sapphire of any size discovered In Idaho. They are frequently found In Montana, and some fine stomss have come from there- The owner of thli stone la operating placer mines h Idaho, and the stone was found In the tailings and piieserved on account a Its brkgtht blue color. News of the fim reached New York and an agent Tiffany after examining the stone, of fered ?3,500 for It The owner decided that If it was worth that in the rougl it was probably worth much more, am is now on his way to London, when he exjjects to realize lb? full value. Th? stone is almost perfect, the onlj blemish being a fracture on one side extending les than one-eighth of ai inch into the stone. Mr. Taylor, whi has a long experience to handling gema my a that in his opinion it Is the largest known sapphire In the world the weight being 208 carats. Sap phires are valuable according to the! purity, perfectly clear gems bringing high prices, the price, like that ol diamonds, being increased per carat U proportlem to the weight of the stone, -Doaver Republican. Only Six Survivors. Of the crowd of members of ParMa ment who, on Nov. 20, 1837, thronged the bar of the House of Lords to catel a glimpse of the girl Queen opening hei first Parliament, only six are living at this day. This fact, standing alone marks the unparalleled length of Queei Victoria's reign. The half dozen sup vivors are Mr. Leader, who represented Victoria In the first Parliament erf Vlo toria; Mr. Hurst, who represented Hon sLam; Wentworth Fitzwilllom, of Mai ton, now Earl Fitzwllliam; Sir Thoroai Acland, of West Sumerset wheise fam lly is still represented in the House ol Commons of teday by the ex-vice pres ldent of the council; Mr. Villlers, now, as then, representing Wolverhampton and Mr. Gladstone, the rarest relic of I turbulent political past, and now in r tirement from public life. Of her flraj ministers not one is alive. Frogs as Soldiers. Don't Imagine these frogs dressed m in red coats, with swords and pistols but simply as an army going out tt fight. "The frog plays the part of a soldiet In Iceland," says a traveiler from thai country, "but, of course, It had to be taken there, as Iceland had neither rep tlles nor teads. The frogs fight th nieepultre8. In some parts of Iceland especially round the larger lakes, thi mosquitoes and flle have become s much of a iJngue that people living around myvath (mosquito water) an ebliged, while working In the fields, U protect their hands a nu facew by gloves veils, or masks." An English physielnii devised thi clever plan of Importing the frogs. Aj soon ns tliese little e ronkp.rs got into thi e'ountry, the meseiultex'8 U'gan to di minlsh. La up Chimneys. A German firm makes a lamp li which there Is a 1 v.'.h i:t the upper In stead of the leiwer pn and In whlcl the upper rim Is cu obliquely. Tola, It Is said, makes It much safer to Won a lamp out, and the ilai. e Is taller an4 stendle-r, so that the light is Improved The greater safety In blowing out wtt of course depend upon the hiowai blowing from the high part of tin slanting top. if. i h i . A . t '4 f ,.v.. H K h . u I I i w 1 Ay f.