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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 26, 1897)
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V. CAXUV, E4ltr ud Pr
tUKRISOX, . . .
Like the colleges, the thermometer is
eonferrlug too many degree nowa
days. The klnetoscope privilege will be
worth n'oney one of these days when
Etljson receive a telegraph message
without wlrc-s from Tetla.
There is every reason to believe that
what John L. Sullivan mistook for
"one more tiivd rifrbt in him yet" will
prove to be merely the fermentation of
Dr. Stephens averts in a St. Louis
paper that "death Is a matter of habit."
That may be true, but one who has
acquired that habit thoroughly never
breaks it off afterward.
The average recipient of the honor
ary degree "doctor of laws'' may thank
his lucky stars that his acceptance of
It is not conditioned upon his pasting
the freshman entrance examination.
According to a special dispatch from
Philadelphia a woman in that town
'has apparently eloped with her own
husband.',' Now if she falls iu love
with him the neighbors may as well
gie up the chase.
, The Lyndon (Kan.) Remark says:
"Our hens are setting on eggs, our wife
is setting brevier, and we are setting
here thinking up news." It would be
pretty hard work, probably, to break
into that editor's set.
The Philadelphia Record says that
from June 1 to June 20 there were for
ty suicides in Chicago, and adds: "Id
Philadelphia this could not happen."
Certainly not; why should any one
who is buried alive attempt suicide?
Australia has ruled out barmaids.
Those now In service may be regis
teied and licensed, but no mors can
be engaged. But a landlord's wife v ill
be allowed in the bar. The British bar
maid idea is not acceptable in the do-
Murderer Williamson was hanged by
the legal authorities iu Texas three
times the other day before the job was
done right. He could hare saved con
siderable annoyance by requesting that
a mob of lynchers be invited to take
charge of the ceremonies. .
In a Brooklyn greenhouse a century
plant is about to bloom, and th roof
will 'be raised to thirty feet for the
event. Twenty feet, up the stem
branches form, and from Piem lite
blossoms hang. After blooming the
plant dies, practically melting away.
A Kansas City minister who attend
ed a vaudeville performance the other
night was so severely shocked by one
of the young -women dancers that he
left the theater, flemanded and receiv
ed money back, and has lieen acting as
advertising agent for the performance
In boring the Simpion tunnel under
the Alps the workmen must contend at
one stage of the work with a tempera
ture of 122 degrees. But the engineers
expect to bring it down to 90 by forc
ing in air and atomized water. The
tunnel will be twelve and a quarter
miles long, three miles longer than any
other under the Alps.
As it looks now, the recent great flood
in the lower Mississippi will have im
portant compensating results. It Is
found that cotton lands were fertil
ized by the overflow, and where a plan
ter would formerly get from one-half
io three-quarters of a bale to an acre,
be will now get from a bale to a bale
and a half from the overflowed land.
That will make a big difference in the
Newfoundland, which was discov
ered five years after the first voyage of
Columbus, has at times a peculiar visi
tor which is thus described: "The oc
casional grounding ot an immense ice
berg a short distance from the shore
'Produces an astonishing local climatic
.bange during its stay, preventing the
ripening of crops and garden fruits,
but presenting at sunset magnificent
prismatic or iridescent effects." It Is
a symphony in Ice more enjoyea by
tourists than farmers.
there Is a difference of opinion con
cerning the effects of the long arctic
night on explorers or visitors. Nansen
says it caused no discomfort to him.
But a surgeon under Peary declares
that during the prolonged darkness
"the mind was depressed and all ani
mal function became less active.
Vague muscular pains, vertigo, cerebral
congestion and anaemia Indicated the
sluggish circulation." By Christmas
the party was lethargic and melan
choly, and the returning light found
their sklL Jaundiced and pale.
Mrs. Besant, who some time ago
startled the world by declaring that
the aura of Intelligence was yellow,
law canie to Chicago and with the aid
pt stereoptlcon views Is showing the
faithful what this aura and other
una look like. The color of human
tbaufbt and emotions waa given and
the audience was shown ' how anger,
love sad parental affection appeared to
those who bad the eyes to see. Trie
aara of aa angry peraon, for instance,
tU a pad cloud, In form resembling n
rccasa turnip taat is, a moderately
garaoo. Too aura of one who
:ziMr&r WMter the collar re
sembled the bursting of a giant 'rock
er. Unselfish love and bight, devo
tion were represented by a lilac hazo.
A smudge of brown stood for th
thought of the average person. When
the inner eye of the human race has
leen trained to see these auras with
out the aid of a stereopticon trouble
may lie avoided by steering clear of
the red auras and happiness may be
bad by cultivating the lilac ones. Only
at present the milliners and dressmak
ers say that lilac be not fashionable.
Those curious and harmless people
who collect stamps are Very much ex
ercised just now concerning the arrest
of one of their uiiiuIht in New York
for having iu his' possession some pack
ages of the periodical stamps of tue
United States. They claim that the
government some years ago mado it a
practice to sell sets of those and other
stamps, and gave the purchasers re
ceipts therefor. They assert, more
over, that during the recent postal con
gress at Washington the postal authori
ties gave 700 packages to the delegates,
and that the most of these sets have
since found their way Into other hauds.
If the government has really made It
a iactlee in the past to sell stamps to
collectors there is a reasonable doubt
of the arrested man's guilt. One won
ders, however, whether the amount
thus realized ever found ifs way into
the treasury or whether ft was pock
eted by some employe of the depart
ment. It remained for a practical business
man of saffron color to break down tha
wall of prejudice fliat has been reared:
iK'tween the Chinese and the Ameri
cans since the period of their first in
tercourse." Ah Pong, a humble China
man of an investigating turn of mind,
went to Hawaii many years ago in
t-earch of a quiet spot where rice was
cheap. There he organized himself into
a sugar trust, and now he has money
to use for stove wood. He also found
time to raise a family of thirteen
daughters. As Col. Pong's wealth in
creased his daughters grew more beau
tiful. As these adorable young ladies
round out into womanhood their doting
and yellow papa gives each $1,000,000
and never misses it from his pile. The
rare lieauty of the maidens thus adorn
ed soon attracts the eyes of thoughtful
young, white men. One of the Misses
Pong ha married a uniformed officer
of the United States navy; another is
Fpoken.for by a San Francisco attor
ney, and it is probable the whole thir
teen will lie annexed by Individual
Americans before the government gets
aiound to annex their island horn.
By his simple plan Ah Pong lias found
a more practical way to overcome class
prejudice than that adopted by the
Chinaman who represented himself as
an Irishman in his efforts to evade the
Chinese exclusion laws. The only
thing a Chinaman must do to gain fa
"ror wifh Americans is to acquire $13,
000,000 and thirteen daughters. Then
he will 1h recognized like Ah Pong,
who Is sending his daughters one by
one to make it pleasant for their fa
ther when he comes over as Senator
from the State of Hawaii,
The serious mental illness of Thomas
M. Coo ley, the distinguished Michigan
jurist, will be regarded by the mem
bers of the American bar and by all
good citizens as a melancholy event.
Yet In the course of nature mental and
physicaj decrepitude pass along on
parallel lines. Judge Cooley is well
along toward octogenarian age and the
failure of his powers was to have been
expected. Judge Cooley liegan his pub
lic career as editor of the Michigan
Watch-Tower, published at Adrian, a
Democratic newspaper of renown in
the early political history of the West.
He afterward lieeaiue a lawyer of
prominence, served on the bench, was
chief justice of Michigan and a writer
of the highest authority on questions
of law. Judge Cooley's volume enti
tled "The Constitutional Limitation
Which Best Upon the Legislative Pow !
er of the States of the American Un
ion" is the ablest and most thorough
work on the subject of American con
stitutional law that any library con
tains, it is exhaustive and complete.
It embodies all the learning of legal
practice and of the schools on the sub
ject to which it relates. It will re
main to all time a text-book of law
having authority equal to the "Com
mentaries" of Blackstone or Kent. It
Is one of the most valuable contribu
tions to the cause of la w and to the ad
ministration of justice that have ema
nated from the human mind. Judge
Cooley's highest merit as a jurist and
writer on legal subjects consists In the
fact that he was always an aggressive
advocate of the cause of law and or
der. He believed in lilerty of tbe
largest kind consistent with good gov
ernment. But he earnestly argued, at
all times, in all places and under all
circumstances, the duty of the enforce
ment of the laws. No good citizen
could have a higher mission. By none)
could such a mission be fulfilled with
greater vigor and fidelity than Judge
Cooley has manifested in the writings
and acts of his long and useful public
A remarkable shower of electrified
i ...i.. . 1 1 t e , c .
riini leceimy leu hi iuruuva, nptuu.
At the close of a close, warm day the.
sky became heavy with clouds. Soon
after dark there was a flash of light
ning, followed by great drops of rein,
which cracked faintly on reaching the
ground, sparks flying from 'each of
them. This remarkable Incident ceas
ed as the air became heavy with moist
ure. Imperfect teeth are a sure sign ol
civilization. Perfect teeth are found,
as a rule, only among savages.
An umbrella Insurance company hat
just been organised In London, It will
Insure canes aa' well aa umbrellas.
OUH ONLY SALVATION
GOVERNMENT BY DIRECT LEGIS
LATION THE THING.
Treachery of Representatives Leads
the People to Say that All Men Have
Their Price-Party Spirit the Bane
of Politics. '
A Deplorable Situation.
It is almost safe to say that, barring
revolutionary upheavals, there is
scarcely an instance where represen
tative governments, as at present con
stituted, have legislated in the interest
of the masses, or where class law has
not been the order. Government by
representation, or where chosen repre
sentatives of the people have made the
laws, without consulting the constitu
ency, have drifted into a condition
where wealth Is concentrated in the
hands of the few. As selfish aud de
signing men have controlled kings and
monarchs.they have also controlled the
I representatives of the people iu repub
Most civilized nations to-day are
governed by legislative assemblies that
mould and shape their iustitutions.and,
while republics are more nearly repre
sentative of the people, the monarchies
of Euroj)e are by no means absolute,
Germany has her Reichstag, England
her Parliament, Spain her Cortes, etc.,
and the people of those monarchies im
agine that because they vote for their
representatives, they enjoy the bless
ings of lilH'rty.
Our system is patterned after that of
England, and while we have thought
that the American Congress reflects
the will of the people, it is a serious
question, in the minds of many, wheth
er we enjoy much advantage over the
limited monarchies of Europe, in mat
ters of practical statesmanship and in
A representative in Congress Is sup
posed to carry out the will of his con
stituents and to make such laws as
they desire, but has this been the re
sult of our system, so far? If not and
If this cau not be accomplished under
the present system of representation
and'iuanner of legislation, a change of
system naturally suggests Itself to our
Our politics Is now conducted by
means of party and parties are suppos
ed to stand for ideas, but it remains
to be wen whether the idea controls
the party or the party the Idea.
There have In-en as yet few parties
during our national existence am',
while we have not gone through
enough history to establish posltie
rules, ft is evident that names sit
about all we have voted for.
The abolition of slavery for whJea
the Republican party stood is about
the only instance where a great reform
was accomplished by a party 4d
where the party carried out the wil: sA
But let us see how this object was ac
complished. The platform of tbe Republican party
iu 1800 opposed the extension of Shi
very, but it did not demand its aColl
tion. Slavery was abolished as a -tr
necessity, but not until the Hazuifd
circular appeared, which was a sugges
tion that slavery of the white mar, by
means of a money system that "i.'ir
anteed "capital control of labor," was
a system "superior to" chattel slv?ry
and more to the Interests of the mon
Congress had gotten Into the control
of the money kings, the greenba-.k wag
crippled and the national banking sys
tem under way before slavery was
Therefore, the Republican pnrt.v did
not abolish slavery, but only substi
tuted one form for another.
Again, while the Republican orty
instituted the greenlwck money sys
tem, the necessity of the war forced
It. and, Just as soon as circumstances
admitted, it repudiated It and rawed
Into the control of the money power.
So that, after all, the party has car
ried out reform measures for the Jeo
ple, only so far and as long as eirevtn
etances forced It to do no.
The Democratic party opposed - the
course of the Republican party, in re
lation to financial legislation, in Ift'M
anc" 1872, but when it seemed i
was about to gain the ascendency Is
1870. it was brought under the control
of the money power, where It remain
ed for twenty years and until the de
velopment of a new party on the same
Issue forced It lwiek to the adoption of
a platform in conformity to popular
And it is a notorious fact that, In the
days Of tbe slave power, the Democrat
ic party was subservient to the slave
holder. The accession c! the Democratic par
ty to power now, even 'though entirely
regenerated, could mean no more than
that It would le as potent for reform as
was the Republican party In 180.
The next question to consider Is that
of the exercise of corrupt Influence
over legislative bodies.
I need but refer to a few Instances.
It Is a matter of history that mem
bers of the.English parliament In the
last century bad their price, and jhat
Rlcardo, at the Instigation of money-
lenders, corruptly procured the de-1
nionetizatlon of sliver In the parliament
' It !s so well authenticated that silver
was secretly demonetized In ;a:i a the f
Congress or the Lulled Slates that- (he
International Encyclopedia has so re
corded It as a historical fact; and few
will deny that the Illinois Legislature
In 1807 was absolutely purchased.
Now, we may ask, did the representa
fives of the people, In either of the in
stances cited, carry out the will ol
their constituency?- Not only do w
know they did not, but In the case of
the Illinois Legislature where the pro
mised legislation was publicly knowi
before It was ens ted. there was a unl-
verS! popular flenmud that It be de
feated, to which demand the Legis
lature paid no attention.
Worse yet. Individual memln-rs. who,
previous to their election, made the
strongest opiwsitlon to all monopolies,
went boldly over to the enemy and be
trayed the trust confided la theiu.
Parties are cotiiHs'd of men and It
can uot be claimed that the individual
members of one party are more honest
than these of another. They are all
Seeing that all parties are corrupted
how can any party, whatever Its pre
tensions, come before the people and
ask their eonflderce and support?
Indeed, we And to-day a sentiment
almost universal among the jieople that
no party can lw trusted and that all
men have their pi ice a deplorable sit
uation. We often hear It remarked that men
are not to blame for taking advantage
of the system under which they live
Is this not, In a measure, true, and is
there not something wrong with on:
system of legislation?
I believe that the people really exited
i great reform underlie present sys
tem. Achange of system, s ich as will ef
feetually handicap eorn.pt methods, is
our hope, and the "refeiendum" Is the
only system that can gain the confi
dence of the people.
This, in a word, is a system of legis
lation where every law of Importance
must be ratified by popular vole, ami
where the people way force vote by
Switzerland has been under this sys
tem for fifty years and the most happy
results have followed.
This Is a forward step in popular
government and places all legislation
in the hands of tbe people. It is the
ultimatum of Republican institutions
awl under it then- Is no place for tbe
Not only this, but the greatest beneMt
to arise from it is trat it will force the
masses of the people to take an interest
in the affairs of their country, a-Hd
when this occurs we will U on safe
All governments of the past have
drifted Into a ce-Uralized dcspotl-mi
where the Interests of the masses bF.ve
been ignored and it Is because of their
system of legislausn.
The trusted agents of ancient Greece
sold their country Int j unholy alliaore
and Rome languished and died at the
hands of a plutocratic Senate. The r-eo-ple
took no hand Id legislation and cou
Boquently knew no remedy.
Wbeu Mows ordained the govern
ment of the Jews, he admonished the
people to take a coiist nn and lively In
terest in all the laws and hi the conduct
of public affairs, and Josephu nay
that, so long as th'-y did this, they were
prosperous and happy.
Through negligence they forgot, the
laws, designing men took advantage of
tlicin, confusion, followed, when they
made tbe mistake of choosing a king
which resulted 'jo final dissolution.
And it Is rather suggestive that thow
kings of the Jwh, that the Bible de
nominates as fi'M'd, had the iawf read
regularly to tlJ" assembled multitude.
The salvation of our country rests In
the political education or the i-iasses
and the referendum Is the mean to
We must d djrectly what we have
been trying fc vain to do indirectly: we
must do ourndve what chosen agents
have failed 'uid'are failing to 'Jo.
I believe that the bane of cvv politics
at present Is party spirit.
In referring to the shrewd diplomacy
of the grea'. Augustus, Gibbon says:
"He had learned that maukiid are gov
erned by naities." Aud the historian la
ments that, HI a given period In Rome,
party spirit smothered every p-Hiclple
of patriotism, and that the d sthgulsli
ing characteristic of parties wfls only
one of the co-ors of the ra!dow. It
was not wha. public policy do you
favor, but ouH', are you for 4hc blue,
the green or tie yellow? (Democrat or
As when we rob a hive of Ik'Cn, we
put on a mask, as conspiracy, "masks
its monstrous -isage," even "to show
Itself by night,' as Brutus sai l to the
faction, so met put on the njask of
party to further their schemes of pub
lic plunder. ,
Jay Goidd said: "If 1 have a Demo
cratic Legislature, J am a Democrat;
but If the Iglslafire is Republican,
"hen I am a Republican."
And, If a street cat railway eai pur
clnse the Legislature of Illinois In the
fne of the most stupendous popular
pr. test, what would tin combine mon
ey kings of the world Jo with a Con
gress that Ik elected to overthrow their
Indeed parties are Very eof.vealent
poetical Instrumentalli'es to prejudice
an hoodwink the pe-ple whj fojow
th- name more than Ken or principle;
and so those who ha'? axes to grind
witch the popular cur-ent and change
t.'.'elr party afilliat'.onf io suit the sltua
By the us of moner they worm their
hirelings Itjto party caucuses and nomi
nating conventions, ami through the
press popularize the fliant tooU of cor
porations, until thej Just barely have
enough Influence to defeat the popular
will, leaving the petfjle to believe that
Jiey eaioe so neat getting tie right
that they will frits' he party again v)
be again deceived.
Let tin consider , gji!ri the .engtli of
time It rogulres to develop a party for
theaccompliahmertof a cfoivn, where
as, tinder the refrendrni, 1, could on
petition be forced r a vole In sixty or
riinei days, CofaUter the yarty strife
and prejudice thM stands in the way
of reform under presett methods,
whereas, under '.be nystejj proposed,
thi Is altogether obvlatnd. A party
may start out now to accomplish a
greit reform, and In-fore it succeeds
the generations have changed and the
people becom an nstoujed to present
conditions and imagine them natural
cud good enough. Besides, Jet U fou
nder the danger that might follow the
corruption of a reform party after It
gains power. The people, In such a
contingency, would be so thoroughly
disgusted that they would lose conli
dence iu our institutl-ms, and, desiring
to produce this loss of confidence, the
money power and the enemies of free
Institutions would turn heaven and
earth in the effort to control the repre
sentatives of the people.
If forced to put laws before the peo
ple on petition and to subject those of
their own creation to popular vote, the
bauds of represent, a fives are tied, a.s
should be the case with all agents who
are sent on important busiiwss.
I believe the framers of the Consti
tution never contemplated the neces
sity of political -parties, but provided
for petition for a redress of griev
ances just as proposed by the referen
dum. Is It proper aud practical for the peo
ple to adopt Ihe referendum?
In our State governments the people
are asked to vote on constitutional
amendments, and if they amy vote on
the fundamental law, w hy not on those
laws that are subordinate to and de
pendent upon the Constittuttuu?
As to its practicability, we can do
what Switzerland has done, certainly.
Favoring the referendum as I do, and
having full confidence In it a a means
for a higher civilization (civilization
being molded by legislation), I have no
party fealty only for its accomplish
ment, and ask no other declaration In
a platform than a pledge for direct leg
islation. This accomplished, and thr
people can direct tbe making of laws
as they see fit, and faction and party
will lie a thing of the past. II. J. Par
ker, In Chicago Express.
The OnW Hope.
If nature Intended the factory system
to le the highest glory of human prog
ress, why was not the earth built like
the model town of Pullman.' If we
were to spend six-sevenths of our time
feeding iron machines, why were our
hands made so soft and tender? Why
have we not Iron hooks Instead of flu-
Why wasn't the sun fixed so we could
use It for a furnace and save coal?
Why wasn't the oeeati shut up In a
Why wasn't the earth buUt up in
flats, with tenements InstPaJ of moun
tains? Why can't w have free trade with
the stars? Why don't the clouds drop
sawdust? Why are there no meters on
the sunshine and the rain clouds? Why
was sleep made a necessity for poor
people, when it Is so wasteful? Why
are the common grains and fruits on
the surface of the earth, while the gold,
precious, divine gold. Is buried among
rocks and mud?
It is enough to drive Plerpont Mor
gan Insane to think of the money-making
possibilities that fJod overlook
Avheu He made this world. It Is cer
tain that whoever made this world
was no financier.
If business were the one great end
of life, why are there any unsalable
rainbows and sunsets and flowers and
butterflies? Why Is the human mind
cm-timbered with such useless furni
ture as Imagination, sympathy, ideols,
friendship, love? If our great aim Is
to become passive, non resisting, non
thinking machines, why were we uot
made into machinery in the first place.
Instead of degenerating by the present
No nation ever suffered as much as
America u suffering now, because no
people ever had Ideals so high and feel
bigs so sensitive. Our hope for reform
Is based on the refusal of our working
people to eat fcbin-bones and live In
tar-paper shanties, and grovel in the
si. ad (w of a few iudu.strlal despots.
Herbert X. Cassoii.
There Is no longer any place In the
archives of the g. o. p. for the declar
ation of indeieiid'tice. It Is a docu
ment which the narrow minded bigots
of the gold trust are quite willing to
have destroyed. They are doing nil
they can to ma Ice It a creed outworn,
and as they fatten on the gifts of a
RepuhHcan administration they grow
more Ini'd In. their attacks on the prin
ciples of liberty and the right of free
In a lame ajiology for the action of
the trustees of Brown University, the
New York Sun makes the following
unpatriotic and disloyal remark: "But
It must be remeiulM-red llnit the cor
poration did tift ask the head of the in
stitution to change his views. He was
requested to nltstaln from such con
duct as would do harm to the college."
In other words, all that was required
of President Andrews was the aban
donment of the constitutional right to
free speech and consummate the sale
of his manhood st the dictates of the
money power. When such an ouirage
on the basic principle of free" govern
ment can find an alopogist In a lending
uewspaiior. It Is time for the people to
protest. Honest men of nil parties are
hocked at the overt acts of thorn! who,
In their greed for gold, have forgotten
their manhood and abased themselves
In an attempt to defend Jhe Indefensl
ble. The llberty-lovltig men of Amerl
en will not tolerate such oppression,
and the trusts and combines will even
tually discover that (hey have only
leen laying up wrath for the day of
wrath. Trl-Ktnte Farm News.
Jronrerlt for finite.
Lyman Gage continues to announce
that prosperity Is lu slght but so fur
the tangible evidence seems Io 1 pret
ty 16sely confined to the Gage family.
The son, who owns the Alnskn trims
Krtiitlon line, doubtless realized Its
presence Inst week when he sold tickets
in days amounting to over 4oO,(ko,
but the poor dupes who are going to
freexe to death In Alaska this winter
are tbe victims of a false civilization
which worships a golden calf aad
teaches men that metal Is money. They
are i. tveu to desi-rate straits by our
infamous systems of lent, usury and
taxation, and wUl face almost certain
death rather than endure them forever.
Yes, prosperity is here for Lyman Cage
ami hi son. but God help the balance
of us. Chicago Express.
Three MI'es for a Cent.
In Australia, ou Government-owned
railroads, you can ride a distance of
1,(X0 miles' for $i.50, first-clasa, while
workingmcii can ride six miles fr two
cents, twelve miles for four cents, thir
ty miles for ten cent, and railroad men
receive from 25 to 35 rer cent, more
'wages for eight hours of lalmr than
tjiey are paid In this country for ten
hours. Ia Victoria, where these rates
prevail, the net income from the roads
is sufliclent to pay all the Federal
taxes, which Is another convincing
proof of the possibility of government
without taxation. '
In . Himgary( where the roads are
state-owned, you can ride six miles for
one cent, and inee the roads were
ltought by the Government themen's
wages were doubled.
Belgium tells the same story fares
and freight rates cut down one-half,,
and wages doubled. Yet the roads pay
a yearly revenue to the Government ol
Iu the United States, under private
ownership, it Is the other way. We
have paid the railroads billions In lSSd
and money and are now paying them
millions yearly for carrying the mail
and yet freight and passenger rates
are so extortionate as to lte almost pro
hibitive, while wages paid railroad em
ployes are degrading and almost crim
inal in their sinallness. Surely, Amer
ica has n deal to learn from Its various
'In Germany you cau ride four mile
for one cent on the government-owned
lines. Yet wages are over V2."i per cent
higher than when the corporation
i owned them, and during the past ten
years the net profits have Increased 41
permit. Last year the roads paid the
German Government a net profit ot
If our Government owned the rail
roads we could go from Boston to Han
Francisco for $10. Here Is the proof:
The United States pays $275 for the,
postal car from Boston to San Francis
co. A passenger car will carry fifty
lwisK.ii.gerH. which, at $10 each, would
Is- $500, a clean profit of $250 per car, ,
and thK too, after paytng five and one
half per cent- on watered stoc k, which
is fully loo per cent, ou the cost of the
road. These quoted figures are taken
from a reliable source.-Uncle Sam.
The lniliofiv- rnl Heferfmlnm.
Places the enactment of all laws io
the hands of the people.
It will cause the people to study all
This will simplify the laws.
It will purify the ballot.
It will detl ioue the party Ihiss.
It will deftroy lobbying and cause
general dlscrmslon of economics among
It will destroy corporate and private
It will broaden and purify the minds
of the people.
It will prevent physical revolution.
It will establish a government of, for
and by the people.
It will destroy sectionalism.
It will simplify government.
It will reduce lawsuits to a minimum.
I. will destroy slavery to party.
It will reduce taxation to the needs
of economic government.
It will stop the corrupting of Legis
lators find Congressmen.
It will establish justice to all and ex
clusive privileges to nol.e.
It will destroy our present cannibal
istic clvill.atlon and Inaugurate the
fatherhood of God ami tie brotherhood
of man. West Texas Sei,ilneI (Abi
lene). , . -
Hefore and After. !
Bangor, Me $150 $).s
Lew'mloil, Me , 182
Peabody, Muss. ....... . 185 (ft
Bay City, Mich 1 10 &
Goshen, I lid , 15fi 77
Huntington. lucl. 14d 5C
Chicago, 111. 250 .W.
BIoomingt.ni, III Ill 57
Elgin, III 200 43
Aurora, II! .TJM 7C
Fairfield, Iowa .'178 7C
MHrshnlllown, Iowa.. . . . 125 21
CumlK-rland Is now paying out some
$8,000 to hftve her streets half lighted.
Under public ownership the present
service should not cost half that sum.
Are not $4,000 worth saving, you tax
ridden citizens, or don't you think you
have ns much sense as the citizens of
the above towns? Uncle Hum. i
1 hlnk a Moment.
You have never heard of there being
a scurclty of Kmtage stamps, have youl
You have never heard of postage
stamps depreciating In value, bavs
You have never heard of postage
stumps Ik lug at a premium, have youl
You have never heard of postage
stamps going to Europe, have you?
You have never heard of postags
stamps being hoarded, haveyoti?
i You have never heard of the Govern
ment having to Issue tU lo buy post
nge stamps, have you?
You have never stopped lo think why
these things are not so, have you? Well,
do so right now for about five minutes.
Living Issues, ,
We ore Inking no pnrth-ubir Interest
In the present coal strike. It' the samt
old sell game that the miners ofllclaJj
In consort with a few hlg opera tori
have played for years-bnt God pltj
the women and child.-eu, Advvtci
When Democrat quote Jotier and
8tewnrt of Nevada as Popullat, rt
noiince the statement on the spot. Thej
are bastard Democrat arid have no lo
ner part wllh Populist. HoutUin
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