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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 17, 1898)
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ST. VALENTINE'S day came on
Thursday that year. Tuesday, the
12th, waa very warm, almost spring
like; people listened involuntarily for blue
birds and robins and looked at the elm
branches against the sky as if they ex
pected to see leaves. That morning Se
rena Ann Wells had found two ladies' de
lights blooming In a sheltered spot and
carried them to school to give the teach
er. The scholars crowded up to the desk
to see them, and the teacher said she
would call them her valentine. That set
Kerens Ann to thinking. After school be
gan she wrote a little note on her slate
and held it under cover of her desk so
Tabitha Green, who sat next, could read.
"Did you ever hav a valintin?" she in
quired, in plain, round characters.
Tabitha nodded. Serena Ann looked
Impressed. The teacher. Miss Cornelia
Little, had come softly to her other side.
"Communicating, Serena Ann?" inquired
Hiss Little, gently.
Serena Ann gave a little sigh, which
was almost a sob, of assent.
The scholars craned their necks to see.
Serena Ann's writing wag so large and
plain that those who sat near could read
easily. There was a chuckle, which Miss
Little quieted Instantly with a look.
"Were you communicating also?" she
aid to Tabitha Green. "Yes, ma'am,"
replied Tabitha, disconsolately.
Then the two little girls were bicSen to
go out in front of the school, and there
they stood for a half hour with their slates
suspended from their necks by twine
strings hanging over their pinafores like
Tabitha did not mind the punishment
half as much as Serena Ann did. It was
the first time she Bad ever been punished ;
BIDDEN TO GO OCT IN
In school, and she had given two ladies'
delights to the teacher that very morning.
Somehow, that last stung ber worst of all.
It waa to her the first prick of the ser
pent' tooth of ingratitude. Then there
was another reason for Serena Ann's
grief; ber grandfather, Jndd, bad prom
ised her a book if she were not punished
la school all that year.
She quieted her sobs with a convulsive
effort. After a while she peered pitifully
over her pinafore, and her tearful eyes
met Johnny 8tarr's compassionate ones.
Johnny Starr was a pretty, quiet boy, and
Serena Ann's mother had told his mother
that abe had just as soon have him come
over to aee Serena Ann aa a girl.
Recess came soon : fter the girls were
released from their position in the floor,
aad everybody went uot, the weather was
ao warm. Johnny Siarr followed Serena
Von Into the school yard,
"lt'a mean," be declared.
Serena Ann smiled gratefully at him.
jben Miranda SaH, the doctor's daugb-
tt, Joined Serena Ann. Miranda was
tie of the big girls, very bright-eyed and
"Don't yon feel bad one bit," said the.
- I had stood in the floor dozens of time
fort I was as old aa you. Didn't 7011
jnt bar a valentine, Serena Ann V
Serena Ann shook her head and looked
ap gratefnlly into the girl's handsome,
"Wall, maybe you'll get one tbia year
stranger thing have happened," Miranda
remarked, meaningly, aa she turned away.
Serena Abb had, during all the rest of
that day, a vague impression of a kindly
latent toward ber from everybody. Her
grandfather, of hi own accord, proposed
giving her another trial to win bis offered
reward, and Serena Ann was radiant
Tbea her father asked if she didn't want
a aieigb rid with him.
Grandfather Judd turned to hi da ugh
t, when the aieigb bell had jingled out
t the yard. "Tell you one thing, Maria,"
tt he, "that child's goin' to bare a val
tloe to pay for bavin' ao much trouble,"
"Nov, father, I don't know. I'm afraid
kind of foolish "
"No, It ain't foolish, either. Child's
pm cryla' her eyes oat. She' goin' to
pre the handsomest valentine in 80I0
aa Badger' store," declared Grandfatb
U J add, rising aa be spoke.
There was aaiu a stock of valentines
It th boxes oa the counter, and Solomon
filial grandson, 'Lou so, was waiting
The trad had been quite
morning, though It was the
itfcar Jndd went or to took at
One lausediaUly caught
handsomest there, a beautiful combination
of lace paper, embossed doors, rose and
"How much Is this one?" inquired
"Marked on back," mumbled 'Ixjnto,
sucking his lemon drop. "Fifty cents."
Grandfather Judd bought it; gave 'Lon
10 five cents; told him to buy a oae-cent
stamp for the valentine and put it in the
postoffiee the next day, and he might keep
the remaining four cents for himself.
As for 'Lonzo, he put Grandfather
Judd's five cents in his pocket. As for the
valentine, he bad taken that out of the
envelope and placed it back in stock.
It was about half past 7 o'clock when
Miss Little, the school teacher, came in
with the young man who was paying her
attention. She had been telling him how
she had punished that dear little Sereua
for whispering about a valentine; how
sorry she was, and how she bad wished
to send ber a valentine, to atone and the
young man had been thinking how sweet
and tender-hearted she must be.
Miss Little at once selected the same
valentine which had pleased Grandfather
"This is the prettiest," said she. "I will
take this." She furthermore decided she
would leave It at the store and have it
sent from there.
The school teacher carefully directed
the envelope which was to hold the valen
tine to Miss Serena Ann Dodd, Uiggsvllle,
Dodd was the name of the young man
who was waiting upon the school teach
er, and when she married him she was
to go to Kiggsville, N. Y'., to live.
After the envelope was directed Miss
Little gave Solomon Badger a penny to
FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.
buy a stamp. After they had gone Solo
mon Badger spied the envelope; discover
ed that the vcleutiue was not inclosed,
and began to search for the one she had
cho;. It was quite another valcutine
than the one Miss Little had purchased,
which was posted next day. It went to
Biggsville, N. Y., and finally brought up
in the dead letter office, where it must be
It was 8 o'clock when the valentine was
sold for the third time to Miranda Sail.
She gave It to Lottie Goodwin to post,
because her way home lay past the office.
The next morning Serena Ann's cousin,
Sam Wells, drove over from the east vil
lage, and passing the postoffiee saw some
thing white on the snow bank. He stop
ped, got out and investigated. "I de
clare, It's a valentine," cried Sam Wells.
He tried to pick it op, but it was frozen
down. There had been quite a thaw the
day before, and the weather had grown
colder during the night Sam was very
careful, but he had to leave the address
ed part of the envelope in the snow.
Sam went to Solomon Badger's about
fifteen minutes before school time and
found Sophia in attendance.
"Hallo, Sophia," said be, "ever see tbia
Sophia bent ber pink face over the val
entine, then raiaed it, "No, I guess not,"
said she, looking up in Sam's face.
"Well, then, I want to buy an envelope,
and I wish you'd address It Sophia, my
hands are cold, and I can't write fine
enough to go on a valentine."
Sam left the valentine and a penny for
postage. Sophia took up the envelope to
address It, and then a sleigh stopped at
the door and a young man from the east
village came in and asked her to go a little
way for a drive. And that was the last
she thonght of Sam Well and Serena
It was not sold again until after school
that night and then Johnny Starr was
the purchaser. He had shaken the iron
savings bank In which be had deposited
his money, earned by selling berries the
summer before, until he got 52 cents, all
in pennies. He gave them to Solomon
Badger for the valentine and an envelope.
Johnny hnd not shaken enough pennies
to buy a stamp.
He give it to Serena Ann the next
morning before school, slipping it Into ber
hands when nobody was looking. Serena
Ann looked st It, colored high, then turn
ed white. She was almost ready to cry.
To tblnk she bad a valentine, and such a
valentine! She showed it to one, then an
other; by nooa everybody In school bsd
seen that valentine, teacher and all.
"Who did ra say gave it to yon,
"Johnny Starr." Sam Wells b!sied
At noon Miis Little culled 1 cr up to tin
d-k and questioned ber. Th u she rallw
tip Johnny Starr nud ailed lere he got
the valentine. "At Mr. Solomon Badg
er's," replied Johnny, stoutly. Sercr.i
Ann did uot know what it all uieaLt. Sb
was bewildered when they came to hei
at the afternoon recess and told her thai
Miranda gave her the valeutiue mid no!
Johnny Starr. She was more bewildered
when she got home and found Unit hei
Grandfather Judd had given it to her. li
Im'khh to seem to poor little Serena Ani
as if everything was out of proportios
and topsy-turvey, and people were lehav
ir:g like fairy stories. For several dayi
the whole village was in a turmoil ovei
Serena Ann's valentine. Everyliody ques
tioned wildly, who bad or had not bongbl
it 'Lonzo Badger was discovered to b
guilty of petty dishonesty snd whipped
with a birch stick, but that did not go fai
toward the solution of the whole mystery.
Some of it was always dark in the mindi
of the village. It seemed unquestionablt
that one valentine had been sold several
At all events, Serena Ann had tier val
entine, her first one. And she never hnd
any doubt as to wbo had given it to her.
It was Johnny Starr, and he bad bought
it with his huckleberry money which h
had shaken out of bis iron bank.
T win In th war.
times' esrly days.
When eyes looked
forih villi suxloui
k young tad had been
doomed to die.
And wouid'st thro
know the reason
He bad been placed as
And st his post asleep
And for that closing
of bis eyes
Before him dreamless slumber Ilea.
The President reed the sentence through.
And murmured, "The set 1 cannot do.
Urougbt up oa farm, at work late kept
Poor boy I No wonder that be slept."
And o'er the paper he drew his pen.
And slgued his pardoo there ami then.
iixt-hturted man! Hhnll I unfold
What later on the sequel toJdJ
At Frederirknburg. among the slain.
A lad. beyond all mortal pain,
W11 lying by himself spurt,
A picture next his youthful heart
'Twas Lincoln's picture thst he wore.
And Just beneath these words It bore
"Uod bless Abraham Lincoln." Thoa b
The debt of love to him he owed.
THE LINCOLN CABIN.
Bumble Abode in Which the Great
Emancipator First Saw the Liht
The house in which Abraham Lincoln
was born still stands near Nolon Creek,
in Larue (formerly Hardin) Couuty, three
miles south of llodgensville and two miles
north of Buffalo, Ky. It is situated uear
the top of a bill, a full half mile from the
roadway. A corn field surrounds the lit
tle house, which was built by Lincoln's
father when he first attempted to do some
farming on bis owu account The soil
round about the cabin is rough, unpro
ductive and next to vulueless, and there
is no doubt that Abraham's father deter
mined the site for bis little homestead
by the freely flowing spring that bubbles
up from the limestone formation at the
bottom of the bill. The flow of water is
inches in diameter and runs as free
ly sa it did a century ago, giving a plenti
ful supply of water the year round.
The elder Lincoln was a carpenter, and
he settled in that spot soon after his mar
riage for the purpose of trying agricul
ture. If Mr. Lincoln, the father, was a
good carpenter he was certainly a poor
builder, for the architecture of the cabin
Is anything but an evidence of art or skill.
The sides are constructed of very small
logs that were uot properly squared. The
rafters arc mere poles, and the chimney
was made of sticks. The cabin was light
ed and ventilated with one door and one
window. The door was built of rough
boards, and even the hinges of the door
were of roughly bewn wood. This house
In which the future statesman and Pres
ident spent the days of his childhood had
but one room. One-half of one wall of
this is taken up with the great fireplace.
When the patriot's father built it he lin
ed its Inside with rough stones taken from
the field. But at the present time not
one of these remains in Its place. When
"Abe" was 7 years old bis parents remov
ed from this place to Indiana. It was an
odd coincidence that 120 mile from this
THE LINCOLN CABIBT.
spot a few months before Lincoln's birth
Jefferson Davis wa born in a three-room
LINCOLN AND SOCIETY.
Introduced Himself and Wife as th
"Long and Bnort of the Presidency." 1
In an article recalling the incidents of
"When Lincoln Was First Inaugurated,"
in the Ladies' Home Journal, Stephen
Flake give a graphic account of Mr, and
Mr. Lincoln' presentation to Washing
ton society. There were a large number
of the best-known of Washington' so
ciety people assembled in the parlors of
the hotel where Mr. Lincoln and his wife
were stopping. Dearly all moved by curi
osity to see the "rail-splitter" President
"Presently, from a side door that sug
gested a scene on the stage, emerged th
face of Mr. Lincoln, smiling nervously;
then his tall, thin, swkward body; then a
long arm, and finally, at the end of this
arm a dumpy, little woman. He wa
dressed in a new suit of shiny black that
had been presented to him a ao adver
tisement by an enterprising tailor. She
was wrapped in a white shawl. Mr. Lin
coln looked at the fashionable assembly
and in id, In his clear, distinct voice: 'La
dies and gentlemen, permit me to present
to you the long and short of the Presi
"As he said 'the long,' he bowed: s be
add 'the short,' he looked down X Mrs.
Lincoln and smiled. A shudder ran
through the parlor. The ladies stared
at the strange couple; the gentlemen bent
their bead. That man th President of
the United States! Tbat woman th nrt
lady of the land! All th etiquette of the
Itepuollcsn court tbat bad been establish
ed since th days of PnaHaal Wssla
UEACTIO.S HAS SET L.
GREAT CHANGE IN PU3LIC SEN
TIMEN r SINCE isoa
General Weaver fee Promise of Over
whelming Victory in Approaching
Struggles Warning to the Official
1 nitres-Prosperity Is All a Myth.
Roasts the Administration.
General Janies B. Weaver, once can
date for President on the People's par
ty ticket. In reviewing the political sit
uation, says that the reaction In public
sentiment since the campaign of ISttO
is somewhat marvelous, and gives
promise of overwhelming victory iu ap
proaching struggle. The people who
were mUsled In the whirl of that mem
orable conflict began to comprehend
the real situation tefore the smoke of
battle had fairly cleaicd away. Their
Indignation Is uow rising like an ocean
tide. It la a dangerous thing for party
leaders to attempt to secure power by
false pretense. When the party of the
second part finally learn of the delu
sion, they smite back as with s thun
derbolt hurled by the gods, and the
refuge of lies Is swept away. It is one
thing to win upon the strength of lav
ish promises, re-enforced at the critical
Juncture by tbe corrupt use of money,
fraud and Intimidation, but quite an
other to retain power In the midst of
a sullen and Indignant people after
those promise have all been broken.
Every man who was intimidated Is
filled with resentment and every
broken pledge gives birth to an aven
ger. The first end of their promise
looked well; but it waa the view from
the other end that has filled the people
with wrath. Time and event have
proven, and will continue to demon
strate, that every substantial assertion
uttered by the gold advocate was In
correct, and every promise made basely
false and made to conceal bad ulterior
purpose. Look at the subterfuge of
International bimetallism and Its hu
miliating spectacle. And again at the
explicit prom! of McKlnley In his let
ter of acceptance that the party would
"keep In circulation and as good as
gold all the silver and paper money
now Included In the currency of tie
country." Tbat this wa an insincere
promise Is shown, thre times over, by
the treacherous platitudes concerning
our currency embodied In the Inaugu
ral address, by the currency message
sent to the extra session of Congress,
and by the pitiable annual message
of Dec. 6. They constitute a substan
tial and reiterated plea of guilty on
the part of the President to the charge
of duplicity. Every sane man knows
and will readily admit that McKinley
would have been overwhelmingly de
feated had he given eipre!on to those
views In bus letter of acceptance. We
charged at the time that he Intended
to do thee very things, but the charge
was bitterly denied. Why was this
avowal of tbir real purpose withheld?
Simply to lead the people Into a trap.
The wily hunter waa luring a lion Into
a concealed pit. The Indianapolis Junta
and Its protege, the bankers' coin mis
sion, which baa Lately been In eion
behind closed doors at Washington,
snd even Secretary Gage, of the Presi
dent's official family. Lave all given us
their estimate of the sanctity of these
ante-election promises by boldly pro
ceding to outline a currency scbeime for
the administration and fur CongTeiw in
utter disregard of the pledge. They
have coolly outlined a project and are
now urging It upon the country. In
volving gold bond, ruction of
greenbacks, contraction and bank dom
ination, which Is so Infamous that had
It been disclosed before ejection as M
has been since, it would have been re
jected by the people In a whirlwind of
diaapprovaL No power on earth could
have saved them.
What waa It that caused the over
whelming opular revolt against Cleve
land? It was not against the penton,
but the policy of the administration. It
was bis gold bonds and bank schemes,
bis attempt to retire the greenbacks,
the revenue deficits undr the Wilson
tariff law, and his pro-Spa nlih-CubaD
policy. Conceiving all these eoseutial
points, McK! nicy's administration U
an exact duplicate of Cleveland's,
minus the latter's backbone. With this
one minus quantity, the parallel Is com
plete. The same evil connseJors who
thronged the White House when Cleve
land was there are all powerful within
its walla and the chamber of every
Cabinet official to-day. If there is any
difference the trust magnates are mors
jotentlal there to-day than ever before,
McKlnley Is as completely within tht
power of bis vicious advisers as was
the weak and vacillating Louis XVI,
when the catastrophe of 1789 fell upon
him like a bolt from the sky. The thun
derclap will come In our era from th
Our present outstanding national lia
bilities amount to something over
billion and a quarter dollars' worth.
Now, suppose we wipe all this out
all the greenbacks, all the treasury
notes, all the national bank notes, all
the silver dollars, and all the silver cer
tificates, and permit the banks to issue
In lieu thereof one and a quarter mill
ion dollars' worth of bank notes re
deemnble In gold !
Would not we then le squarely, safe
ly and permanently on a (fold busts!
Would we not have a stable currency,
good In any part of the world for iu
Io you ask bow this can le a room
pUshed? Listen! Let Congress at onc
authorize the Issuance and sale of on
and a quarter billion dollars of gold
bonds, drawing, say, 3 per cent., psyn
bl 100 years brace, and tbus securt
These bobds could easily be disposed
of to oar borne money kings. The la
trn would only ba about ten mJUioi
d.iMars every three months, and It
I would reouiie at bint liilrly years to
lib-orb all vnr sM in Interest eh.-trges.
jTlifn we would sliovt a balune. sin-el
dike this :
1'. S. pId lnd '3 . .Sl.'i.-fO.OHW
Interest '. per cent f..r
National bunk note u(
standiiig l.iVl.n K'Om
Tdthl ohllL'H'inllS to be
redeemed ii. g..d $.V",.0""."f0
(in' J 111 treasury to meet
I .ol by tl.e government's
nirr. uder to bunkers. .$5,Qit,iK'.i0
This Is what the Imllanapolls-O'u-nilssloti-dace-sfbenie
means. How do
you like itV-Southern Mercury.
Why nlioiild a national bank be per
mitted to issue motley ou a government
txmd when other owners of such lmis
are allowed no such privilege? Juwt
stop a moment and think of that propo
sition. If I own $UHXJ of United States
lx.nd.-t why Hhould I not be allowed to
-M-nd them to Washington and get cir
culating notes to their full value? Is
the Ixmd any Ix'tter security when for
warded by a bank?
Gage has prooed the grandest steal
ever suggested. I'nder bis plan the
banks would own the whole cimntry in
1 few years. No wonder that the
-itandard Oil Company him sow Into
;!ie banking business In anticipation of
the passage of Gage's plan. The few
:ig banks which uow bold the grecn
Kicks, treasury notes and silver cer
tificates will found and own all the
-mall branch bankfl. They will have
fur ail tiue a momioly in the money
luslness, and the government will
ctand the losses and pay interest on its
iwo money. There are billions In It,
md It may be-is!tIe to lniy up Con
gress and pass the bill.
The people will not stand It. It Is
ilay-llght robtiery. Keep on robbing
: lie eoile by means of the tarllT, but do
not knock them down and take their
money away from them Ih my advice
ro the olliclal thieves of the country.
b V. Adams, In New Time.
Co-oprratlon at Work.
The Farmers' Supply Company of
Marathon, Iowa, furnishes a striking,
lustration of what can bo accom
plished by co-operative effort. The
-tatenient Issued at the end of the year
IM7 shows a very prosperous condition
if affairs and the result miiHt lie high
ly satisfactory to the patrons of the
-tore. In Wi the sales have been
'Cil.O.';, an lncreti.-e of $l.ii!4.70 over
the sales of IH'.Hi, and twenty-one new
members have taken slock In the coin
,any. The net profit fr the year is $H4
srger than the year previous. A fle-iaili-1
statement of the business trans
acted by this company shows that
ihere are 210 members of the company.
1'fie net profit on sales amount to 9 per
ent. The total amount of money In
v :ted by the members was $3,000, and
luring the five years the store has be;n
running U,iM has been paid back In
Ihidends. The average profit on cap
aiouuls to fi- per cent ir year.
! I'lece 01 PiwK jouuerr.
It Is not surprising to read that the
Nicaragua ('filial scheme is, in reality,
a gigantic piece of stock Jobliery, says
the Cleveland Recorder. The surpris
ing thing would be to find out that it
isn't. It will be remembered that War
ner Miller, the chief promoter of the
Nicaragua grab, Is a close friend of
Manna, visited him during the presi
dential campaign, and wa-s. In fact, the
Senator's guest but a few weeks ago.
This circumstance establishes the con
nection of the administration with the
project In such a way as to lend to the
Inevitable Inference that another car.i
ralgn debt will lie liquidated when the
Nicaragua Jobbers are satisfied. It is
true that the Republican party Is com
mitted, by Its platform, to the Nicara
gua Canal scheme, but It Is also true
that the Republican party is not above
trading off paragraphs in Its platforms
for substantial equivalents. That this
has been done In the Nicaragua Canal
matter Is only too evident.
Newspapers, no matter what their
lo!ltleal faith, which won't expose
either extravagance, corruption ur
neglect In government, ought not be
allowed In the boose of any farmer.
When the reader has to go somewhere
else to find out these things he ought
to stop his paper. Newspapers which
belong to adverse economic or political
Interests ought not be paid for by pro
ducers of any political faith. .Mer
chants who advertise In papers which
are either subsidized or negligent
ought to be notified by producers that
the advertisement Is no good. This
would make an Independent country
press, no matter what the editor's par
ty politics may be. Discuss this with
your neighbors. Exchange.
The Indiana Populists held a State
conference at Indianapolis, Dec. 3lst.
The regular State Committee also met
at same time and place. The confer
ence requested the State Committee to
t ail a State convention which the com
mittee did. Feb. 22, "JH, was the date
chosen, and IndlanaiKills the place.
The 'onferenee adopted strong resolu
tion against fusion, "union" or "com
bination" with either of the old par
tie. Hlioo'd Charge Interest.
The deposits In national banks by
the government as disbursing officers'
balances on Jan. 1st, amounted to $,
L'03,022. In addition to this, there was
11 deposit with such banks 00 that date
us a free loan the stupendous sura of
N4,97tt,0. Tl'i l more than three
time the amount of free deposit at
the time McKlnley waa Inaugurated.
The increase, we presume, grow oat
of th aal of tb Union Pacific IU11
road, tb avvanmaast lamving th tsv
' chnv mercy with the banks until such
time as It can be withdrawn without
' oM.Mms.i.ig the bunk"1- 11 " f
thing, fuls free loan. It is worth to the
' banks s.iv. mo million profit ft jear.
' The government should charge Interest
! on these deposits. When the people
borrow monev to avoid embarrassment,
! they must pay big lntcrest.-Mor1
I Ohio l'ronpertty.
I The American Nonconformist, of In
dia napolis, refers to the mortgage rec-
! ord of Ohio for lust year as reported by
j the Secretary of State, it appear that
there ere Tl.W motif ages given, ag
' greutlng 7S,7-M..Vi and ly ."1,3-1
were released, representing f.i.i.-.i,J-.s.
This show- that L'O.''" more mortgages
were recorded than -vere released, reyw
rentln.' !?'J.i.issl,i'tt W.vas of Ifr
debtcdliess. The Itis bfl Hnlit.erics.
The amount f money or priMTty
lost to all the people of the United
States by means of burglary since the
government was f..-ii,-d docs not eitial
the extort'H.ii in year that thy
suffer from either of half a dozen com
bUxti and iilonojMilies. It Is not the
little fellows whose depredations are
hurting the people, but the big legal
robberies. -Appeal to Heasoti.
Will Hity !o it?
If the common i-ople dun't revolu
tionize against existing conditions they
will coutJimc to suffer. Very few out
side of ilieir own circle are (lisixwl to
help the producer now, and those few
get more disgusted every day. A smart
man or woman in each school house
could soon get up a revolution. Will
they do It or go on suffering impotd
What It Means.
A Ktate and government lased on the
,Kwer of wealth In the hands of the
fnc frii,i tie ilemoeratle. however
I boastful It may be about Its (nominally)
democratic and republican Institu
tions. Wealth and the menu of exist
ence in the hands of the few aJways
mean subjection and Iwnlage for the
many. (Joining Nation.
Time for Politician.
The Indifference and Inertia of th
:ornmon people Is fun f r the polltl-
; "iaiis who rejoice in it like unto a buz
, turd over a dead carcass. The lawyer
and town people think very little about
t economic question, and many newspa
' per think as their advertisers say. It
! Is the coo! deliberation at'd dlsciisslga
1 In the school houses thai will brit'g
! about reform.
Should He If- u iiii-brl.
With all the talk about SI wheat that
cereal is, with thr aid of the greatest
shortage of fifty years, but 12 cents
higher luan it was on the dale a year
ago, when there was an abundant crop
and a big surplus. Comment Is unne
e)ary. fj rent Fails News.
Missouri World Comment.
Push the fight
lanlnt on the practice of the reeren
Populism will not mix with oJJ par
The party which had so much to say
about an honest dollar Is In power.
An effort In behalf of People's party
principles Is an effort to better yotir
own condition and that of your neijfb
Ixr. Old party promlsisj will be cheap tbia
year that Is, they can be had In favor
of any reform by merely a-sking for
The present Republican Secretary of
the Treasury appears to be trying to
outdo his Democratic liredecessor In
advancing the interests of the money
The people can get wli.it they want
If they vote fur it, but there are a great
many people In this country who are
now getting w hat they dua't want and
voted for It.
The dollar that Is nlade redeemable
In another dollar is dlscrimlated
against. Populists waju all dollars to
have an equal footing before the law
which creates them.
A bill has been passed by the Culted
States Senate appropriating forty -flvo
thousand dollars to bear the expense,
of a congretts of Indians to be heid at
Omaha, Neb., during the exposition.
Senator Allen Is the author of the bllL
Government ownership of rallioada
la a great qutttion. Transportation at
cost means dollars In the pockets of
the people that now find their way into
the coffers of the corpora tions. The
Populists demand that thi public high
ways be owued and opeiauxl foi the
benefit of the masses.
Will Wn Have a "Illid Dayr
A Missouri editor who lias conceived
the Idea of a "bird day" fitly remarks:
"We have 'arbor (liy. 'flag days,
and all kinds or days Is our public
schools now. Why not have a bird day,
and let the exercises of the day reiate
entirely to birds? If the destruetlou of
birds is stopped It must bu through ed
ucation and the education must com
mence with the children, for ther I
where the damage Is done. Whey a
boy reaches a certain age bis prgud
father place a cheap shotgun In .lis
hands, and wltn a yellow cur at bl
heels he starts out to sprinkle with slpt
every feathered creature on God foot
stool. Teach him that this Is wrong,
that there is more pleasure and satis
faction In watching the graceful flight
and In listening to the cheery note of
the bird, than In seeing It flutter wltb
blood stained plumage on tbe ground."
A Valuable. Hnd.
"Have you heard from your brother
wbo went to tbe Klondike?" asked one
Boston man of bis neighbor.
"Oh, yea," waa UM reply. "Ha J oat
"Not rat: but he's dlafi a
the aVfatt and
Am aakad Sun Watt.
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