The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, April 20, 1899, Image 6

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(By William M. Binding
Whould th farmer and waff (
take a more active part in politics fc
the question that is forcing it;f to
the front in this crisis in the history ot
ur country.
There are those who say the bank
ers are the only one competent to say
what shall constitute money, how mui
hall be in circulation, who shall con
trol Its use; and incidentally who shall
have it to use.
There are those who claim that rail
road companies are the only ones wh
know what laws should he made to
govern them in relation to their du
ties and wages to their employes, an
rates charged and services rendered to
the public generally: and there are
those who think our cotton, woolen, tin
and hundreds of self-styled "industries
should make er dictate laws giving
them bounties on their business and
snoney invested therein and providing
m they can absolutely control prices
mad amounts of their products and
wage to employes.
In order te concentrate their power
and influence and make them more ef
fcettve in the halls of legislation and
regulate the price and quantity of their
-products in the markets of this coun
try they have within the last year cr
two formed gigantic combinations call
d trusts. The capital In these trust
corporations is enormous, representing
on paper over two thousand millions of
dollars. Now when these trusts have
get the law as they want them: when
these interested parties in their own
Individual interests control the prices
to be paid for everything made or done
Vy them and wages capital Is to pay
for labor on railroads and in mines
and monufactories. what will become of
the rest of the people? When one-tenth
r less have control of the time, labot
and manner of living of the other nine
tenths, the old time theory of the feu
4al ages will be put in practice with
all the refinement of the "humanity"
f the money power of the nineteenth
-century. The feudal theory was: "Let
the government take care of the rich
aad the rich will take care of the poor."
Th the same old argument that Justl
-flea all kinds of human slavery and war
a Ignorant and half-barbarous peoples.
Will there be any difference between
-the result of the theory and practice
mt the barons of the thirteenth and
-that of the bankers' and hundreds of
other trusts of the nineteenth century?
'When the barons had subdued the see
wt of their respective territories and
robbed them of all the property and
independence they ever had they made
war one on another and robbed anil
despoiled each other, using the people
they had enslaved to fight the slaves
-aad retainers of their neighbor barsns
Us wondr those times are called is
hrtory the "Dark Ages."
Is the enlightenment of the nineteenth
century to be followed by the darkness
--caused by "man's inhumanity to man,"
which makes countless millions mourn
tn afi ages of the world? Are these
oullesa machines, the trusts, with theli
SBoney-maklng greed and cruelty, to
rale and ruin our country? ft can
only be done by the consent of our peo.
ate. and the question now before us is,
hall we consent to this ruthless out--rage
upon our honor, our homes, and
or right to liberty, life and the pursuit
ef happiness? Money Is power, and
there are those who love money and
'III power more than aught else. "The
Htve of money Is the root of all evil,"
rote Solomon the wise, and he knew
whereof he wrote, for the love of money
and Its power Impelled the excessive
taxation of the common people to sup-
psrt the privileged classes and war
-the culminating cause of the downfall
M the Israelltlsh nation.
It Is not money In and ot itself, for
the necessity for Its use is universal.
wt the inordinate love of it and the
- an hallowed means to get Its posseasioa
and the power it wields that la at the
foundation of the evils that follow its
-elfish pursuit.
How, who Is to call a halt to this
wwdensome taxation to enrich the few
hich has caused the downfall of ail
sine mighty and most enlightened sn
lent nations? Who shall ssy "thus fsr
-halt thou come and no farther?" It is
-the farmer and wage-earner, who have
always been the conservative element
-fa our country's government It Is the
tate'llgent. the liberty-loving, the horn
snaking and the world-feeding farmer
jBd mechanic. They cast three-fourths
of the votes, they pay three-fourths of
the taxes, they furnish three-fourths of
the freight on our railroad and steam
boat lines. They furnish three-fourths
-f oru soldiers, and without them our
gttles would soon become ruins and our
aeuatry and nation, like Egypt, Rome,
Grose, contain but relics of for-
A few year ago the bankers, for po
'IJtJcal effect, commenced a senseless
raid upon the credit of our nation. They
atalmed they had no confidence in our
-paper money, which money was backed
ap by the whole people of the country.
It to now amaslng to see what effect
-tfcto tusslssg claim set up traitor to
sjb psspls. and aided by traitor In
-jj grrernnsent itself, had upon the
Mim ef the country and the far-
leerhlng hut really causeless panic that
i the bankers thrmselves loot con-
In their own security, and the
t fail, and bankers. Ilk
ta roast and rat each other
ft s4dwlwtn of one railroad made
.wmr smasj M mined other sMckbetd
... hsjtlsjm cenndtas la Us la
sr je af hsajtsjts natasat wfwfw
i i -Is Ms general ml
. tn Os wra
r - vt H
of St Croix Falls, Wis.)
was a warning to the conspirators ts
hold their parricidal hand. The free
dom of the American citizen was not
yet to be confined and bound by the
chains of feudal servitude. They sent
the products of the soil, town and
reaped by "the sweat of the face" to
foreign countries by the billions of
dollars worth and hurled back the lie
upon the traitors and slanders who had
said the greenbacks were without se
curity though pledged by the whole
people. They bought the products of
the looms. They made a market pos
sible for the products of the mines and
furnaces. They filled the freight cars
of the railroads and furnished loads for
the steamships, and by their faith and
works rescued this county from the
panic of the "want of confidence" con
spirators, and so it must be again In
the near future In regard to the present
conspiracy. The banker trust is saying
to the other trusts, "You must all sup
port us. Help us to get laws so we can
control the currency of the country, and
then we will help you to control your
separate Interests." The railroads say
to their employes. "Vote for laws to
give us control of freight rates and we
Ihen can raise your wages." The hun
dreds of other trusts say the same thing
tn their employes, and they all say to
the farmer and mechanic, "Help to
laws that will build us up and we will
pay you higher prices for your prod
ucts and your labor," and thus this
new confidence game is played.
The bankers will have confidence
when they can dictate the amount of
money to be in circulation. And who
shall circulate It? The railroad stock
holders will be firm when they can dic
tate what roads shall be built, what
rates shall be paid for freight and
passage, and wager to their employes.
And so with the othf r trust, each is to
be protected by laws dictated by itself
and for its own advantage.
And these trusts, less than a hun
dredth part of the people, fay to the
ninety-nine hundredths,"Tou don't need
to bother yourselves about money, you
don't need much anyway. Leave that
to us. Let us make the laws, you only
need to obey them. We will fix the
price of your labor and all you have ts
sell, and also of all you have to buy.
Have confidence in our superior wis
dom aad he happy."
This Is the monumental confidence
game mow being played on the Amer
ican people for the years ' IM and 104.
TIs the same old "want of confidence
la the government and people game"
of I CM. now asking the people o place
the entire government Into their hands.
These ere the real issues at present
before twe American people aad they
must meet them. Now. is II true that
those who pay three-fourths of the
taxes don't know how these taxes
should be expended That those who
furnish the wes'th an the labor of the
country don't know tow that weaJ'h
should be used srd that labor paid
That the agriculturists whese surplus
products from the soil have In the lift
wo years saved the country from the
'want of confidence." Hypocrites are
to be again put under the Iron heel
of these same pharasaical monopolists
who are asking to have full confidence
placed in them. That the money the
farmer gets for his toil and the wage
earner for his labor must be doled out
by a combination of bankers ea their
owa Individual security because, for
sooth, the government with the whole
people behind It is not security enough
to make that money sound and food.
TIs aa Insult to the Intelligence of the
people. It Is the rant of Benedict Ar
nold's who would sell the liberties of
their countrymen for gold. 8 too of
the other trusts. They are formed to
benefit the few who are members The
Increased profits and huge salaries of
officers must be paid by consumers of
their products, for these trusts are to
limit production, stop competition, and
raise prices.
The millions to make richer these
millionaire trusts must be drama from
the people.
Tea dollars each taken from 70.4M.MM
consumers makes the trusts t'OO.OOO.MO
richer. Continue this a few years and
the great mass of the people will be
as dependent upon these serpent trust
that they have warmed into life as even
the ancient peoples upon their lords 01
the veriest slaves upon their masters.
This combination ot trusts must be
voted down or soon the wars of feudal
times will sgaln "fill the earth with
violence and blood."
Oold Standard Manifesto.
The committee appointed by the cen
tral council of the National Sound
Money league at Its recent meeting in
New Tork to draw up resolutions set
ting forth the purposes of the league
and report later, has drawn up the fol
lowing: "That the National Sound Money
lesfj: demands that a declaratory act
of congress be passed making all bonds,
notes, or other obligations of the United
States payable in the lawful unit of
value, which Is by statute a dollar made
of gold; also an act of legislation, giv
ing the holder of any not or coin of
the United States the right to demand
redemption under suitable provision in
respect to subsidiary coins of Its than
on dollar ach. In said unit of value,
or dollar made of gold or IU multiple
la other gold coin.
"That so long as the government con
tinue t reissue its note te circulate a
money, th league favor legislation
establishing a separate bursa of lean
nd rodemptloa at the treasury depart
met. to) which shall b held a separata
reserv of gold cola la aasouat saffl
riewt ta assure th prompt redemption
erf alt srmaal obltgaBoa tf Us
Andrew Carnegie has bought the
Jueen mines, near Marquette, Mich.
Ice manufacturers of Ohio, Wttt Vir
ginia and Kentucky are in session at
Columbus, O.
The British trustees have sold the
Crescent brewery, Aurora, Ind., to some
person unknown.
The Empire Steel and Iron company
las bought the two Henr; Clay fur
lacea in Pennsylvania.
The private bank of L. P. Ilunner &
McKinzie, Alma. Wis., has succumbed,
with little cash in the vault.
Louisville and Cincinnati grain deal
rs have gone to Chicago to attempt to
ret dealers Into the southern combine.
The interstate commerce commission
fill. April 28, be 'at Knoxville. Tenn.,
.o hear complaints against the South
jrn railway.
The Albatross, a new type of torpedo
joat destroyer, built In London, made
thirty-three knots on her trial trip.
Charles Otto, age 60, Green Bay, Wis.,
was killed by Al Vincent, aged 22. be
rg struck over the heard with a board.
Family feud was the cause.
Karl Leek man. the alleged assassin of
Mrs. Hustler, South Charleston, 111.,
las been taken to Washington Court
House to escape mob violence.
Lieutenant Colonel Brown, Brttisb
nilitary attache at Pekln, China, has
seen arrested for not removing his hat
when a religious procession passed
film. He was quickly released.
Perry 8. Heath, first assistant post
master general, has arrived at San
Juan, Porto Rico.
The Ohio Central Fuel company, it is
reported, will dissolve, because of the
anti-trust decision.
It Is said that rolling mills to cost
jver 11,000,000 will be built at Hanover
Gulch, Grant county, N. M.
Southern manufacturers of wide print
cloth goods met at Spartansburg, 8.
C to form a combine.
The Lake Carriers association has
sgreed on a demurrage of 5 cents a ton
.'or each twenty-four hours after the
first thirty-six hours.
A Sheffield engineering firm has given
in American firm a large order for
heavy machinery, British contractors
being unable to make fast time.
Berlin reports that Emperor William
planning the formation of a separate
province for Berlin, abolishing self
rovernment and substituting royal of
ficials, because of the growth of so
cialism. It has been ststed that John Walter
f the London Times left a a legacy
to his daughter one of the advertising
columns of the Thunderer. H brought
the lady $150 a day enough to keep her
from absolute want.
One of the out-of-the-way wars of the
world is lnjrogress between Persia and
the Arabs of the Lingah, on the north
Mat coast of the Persian gulf. In the
ast battle reported the Arabs lost 120
men and the Persians four.
Kaiser Wllhelm is usually called a
Hohenxollern, but, as a matter of fact,
the real name has been lengthened by
.he addition of Hohen. He Is a descend
ant of the count of Zollern, Thassalon
y name, who founded the line about
the year 800.
The family of William Penn has not
lied out. One of his descendants by
the closest collateral branch Is S. Cam
tron Marriot of New York, member of
the United States commission to the
Paris exposition, who is the great-great-great
nephew of the first Penn.
"See here, Boston Pete," said the
magistrate severely, "this is a pretty
grave. The officer says that in trying
to hold this man up you knocked hlra
Jow." "Such an evident contradiction,
your honor," replied the culprR, "I
unworthy of judicial investigation."
Nearly all the historic wars that have
taken place In Europe since the days
it the first Crusade may be attributed
to the existence of the Salic law, and
even in the present century sanguinary
struggles have taken place on Its ac
count. Great Britain and Russia ar
the only two countries where it ha
never secured any foothold and neither
the one nor the other baa ever bad any
reason for regret, since the sovereign
who have contributed most largely to
the glory of tbe country have been wo
men. "Croesu Bow" In New Tork Is now
complete, as Howard Gould has joined
the millionaire colony. The young cap
italist baa purchased the south corner
of Seventy-third street and Kith ave
nue, opposite Central park, at tbe not
to be despised figure 4iO,vOO, where he
will erect a palace for bis bride, Cathe
rine Clemmons, the actress, whom h
wedded last October. This will bring
the cost of his bouse close to the mil
lion mark and will be one in a half
mile stretch of pslaces tbe equal of
which cannot be found anywhere elso
in the world.
The women patrons of the street cars
of Chicago have formed a "Woman's
Municipal Onershlp League," the object
of which is to advocate municipal own
ership ot the street railways. The or
ganisation has bad thousands of cards
printed for distribution In th cars, a
follows: "Oentlemen, stand up and
give the woman seatsl Tou can vote for
municipal ownership and stop this
thing; they cannot!"
The Island of Perro I on of th
lergest In the Canary group and It ha
received It name on account of It
Ironbound soil, through which no river
or stream flows. In the midst ef th
Island there grows a tree knowa a
th raining tree, th leave of which ar
long and narrow. It continues In con
stant verdure summer and winter, aad
th branch ar covered with a cloud
which to never dispelled, hat, resolving
itself lato moisture, causes te fall from
It leave a very clear water la eeea
badnc that totem placed at MP
set te reeetv tt are never
(T.y Haien M. Pingree, Governor of
In the Independent's letter inviting
me to contribute to Its columns, the
following sentence from my recent ad
dress at Toledo. O.. is quoted:
"I have no hesitation In saying that
the leadership of the republican party
is no' withm the control of the bond
holders." Thu sentence should be read
with the context. Immediately follow
ing the above were these sentences:
"This does not mean that the repub
lican party Is the party cf the monop
olists, by any means. It simply means
that the course of the party is dictated
too much by commercial greed.
"Men like your Ohio bos, who rules
from Cleveland, have wielded a sceptre
which does not belong to the republican
party. It is foreign to its history and
to its principles. I hope you will tear
that sceptre from his grasp and dash
it to pieces here in Toledo tomorrow.
"Trusts, corporations and money must
not rule our party. It was created as a
party of the entire people. It was such
in Lincoln's time. But it Is slipping
away from Its original principles. Its
leadership Is largely in the hands ot
corporate wealth.
"I do not condemn corporations and
rich men. but I would keep them within
their proper sphere. The republican
party is not their property, to use as
they see ft.
"Money getting Is not the sole aim in
life. It should not be the principal ob
ject. It Is not safe to Intrust the gov
ernment of the country to the influence
of Wall street. This is a common state.
ment, I know. But it has a serious
"I do not say these things to excite
a popular clamor against wealth. The
owners of large amounts of property
are entitled to their possessions, most
of them. The laws of the land protect
them, and rightly, loo.
"But I do say that they have no right
to rule politics. It in an illegal use of
their wealth. They ought not to be
permitted to guide the republican party
to make It a party of commercial
"The majority of the party Is not
with them. It Is the duty of the party
to send them to the rear. Jt will do so
unless they do something for American
humanity and quit using the govern
ment for selfish commercial purposes.
"Talk like this will be met with cries
of 'treason to the party' from the
bond holders who now lead the party,
and from their agents and their sub
sidised press.
'I care nothing for that. The great
majority of republicans, the farmers,
artisans, mechanics, clerks, business
men and men of brains and common
sense. Indorse such sentiments. They
are the ovters. They sre the ones who
sre suffering from the evil effects of
these great combines and monopolies."
In an address delivered by me at the
banquet of the Michigan club, of De
troit, on February 22, last. I spoke as
"The republican party was formed to
make men free and equal. Its votes
came from the farmer and his sons;
from the villages and the country dis
tricts of the various slates. They did
not come from the overcrowded por
tions of our rrest rllles. where the
voters were controlled ty bosses. Re
publican majorities came from the
states that afterward furnished patri
otic soldiers. So long as the great
questions growing out of the civil war
emalned unsettled the republican party
was controlled by men chosen to rep
resent the people.
"But In time these questions disap
peared and other questions demanded
sttention. Problems of trade and
finance, and questions cf administra
tion came up. Meantime wealth in
creased and capital and labor drifted
into conflict Gradually the men of
wealth dropped into the republican
party. Corporations found their inter
ests well cared for by the men who
were chosen to the legislative bodies as
"Now this has been going on so long
and so steadily that It has become no
torious. Old republicans have been
held In l!r.e because they could do nolh
irg e'.se. Eorr.e leaders of the demo
cratic party live it iJnr.GSt Im
possible by the'.r acts for prudent and
thoughtful business men to Join H.
"All the men who had schemes, and
all the corporations who wanted privi
leges Joined the republican party, ex
pectir.g that party to bear their bur.
dens and to serve them. This has been
golr.g on for years, but It cannot last
forever, gentlemen.
"I deem It a valuable service to the
party to speak a word of warning at
this time. For it is time that corpora
tions, combines, trusts and multl-mll-llonalres
were requested to leave the
front seats, at least, and let the men
who can speak for th great body ot
votrs, the men who believe In the re
publlcanism of Abraham Lincoln, have
room and part In the conduct of public
affairs. I do not even suggest that
men be Ignored and humiliated simply
because they sre rich, but the legisla
tive and executive offices of this na
tion cannot much longer be filled by
men whose claims sre based tolely upon
their devotion to corporate Interests. . .
"Th chief point I wish to make at
this time is that the rank and file of
the republican party will not stoy with
us hereafter, unless we choose our lead
ers without consulting those who con.
trol th corporation, trusts and com
bine of th country, their attorneys,
agents and servants. Our leaders must
be men who are proof against all cor
ruptlng Influence and th temptations
which com with political ambition.
When th republican party return te
th leadership ef such man, I will have
a fear for tu future."
Michigan, in New Tork Independent)
I have thought that perhaps the per
sistent ignoring, by most of the leaders
of the republican party, of the very se
rious problems treated by the organisa
tion of trusts which have multiplied
to an almost fearful extent during the
past twelve months was due to the
fact that these leaders did not fully
realize the immense importance of the
problems to the people. I believe also
that these leaders do not appreciate
how deeply the people of the country
fell upon the matter and how much
earnest thinking they are dc-ing at the
present time.
It is r.ot necessary to gj far from my
own home, however. In order to discov
er the real attitude of at least one multi-millionaire
leader of tbe party upon
this Important question. Senator Mc
Millan, whose long service In the Unit
ed States senate entitles him to rank
as one of the leaders of the republican
party. In an open letter to the senate
of Michigan, writes as follows. In re
ferring to trusts: "By Judicious com
binations among the Industries, pro
duction has been cheapened, while at
the same time steady work and better
wages have been assured."
No more frank and positive Indorse,
ment of trusts could be made than this.
That Senator McMillan correctly repre-
sents the leadership of the party can
only be assumed by the silence of the
leaders upon this subject.
It Is even a question whether any of
Senator McMillan's deductions arec or.
rect. It may be true that production
has been cheapened for the time being,
but it Is also proper to Inquire whether
the result ot monopoly will not eventu
ally result in cheapening the product
If one concern possesses a monopoly In
the manufacture of an article, what as
surance have we that the article will
steadily Improve In grade and excel
lence? Does not experience prove the
Senator McMillan alleges that steady
work and better wages are attired by
"judicious combinations." He need only
refer to his home city of Detroit, where
the closing of a factory, which has been
absorbed by the tobacco trust, will
throw over two hundred families out
of employment. It has not even been
demonstrated that the organization of
trusts assures better wages. We can
not know this until the holders of th
watered stocks and bonds of the trusts
begin to demand dividends and Inter
est. But this problem of 'Hrusts" involve
a question of vastly greater Importance
than the success of business enterprise
or the accumulation of enormous wealth
by financiers. It Involves the national
character. I have not time, to enter into
a full discussion of this phase of the
problem, but will only ask these ques
tions: Can the people of this country
afford to build up enormous money
making machines at the expense of
their own independence and manhood?
Shall this country of political freedom
become a country of commercial slav.
ery the Inevitable resultant of concen
tration and combination of wealth?
1 have been read many a lecture by
republican r.ewfpapers and severely
criticised by republican politicians for
daring to Intimate that the party shows
indications ot not being faithful to Its
duty upon this great question. I yield
to none of them In loyalty to the party.
I have such a regard for the tradition
and principles of the party that I am
unwilling to see it pledged, by the si
lence of most of its present leaders, to
the Interests of the "judicious combi
nations" referred to In Senator McMil
lan's letter. I make bold to say that the
leaders of the party, upon this question,
do not correctly reflect the opinions and
convictions of tbe rank and file of the
The republican party has ever been
a party ot honesty of purpose. It will do
no damage to the party to discuss this
question openly and freely. The real
traitor to the party Is the one who in
quires, behind closed doors, what Is ex
pedlent for the party. When the lead
ers discuss party policy In secret they
are not thinking of the welfare of the
party. They have In mind only their
own personal Interests. If the attitude
of the party is right It can trust the
people to treat it fairly.
The republican party can be depended
upon to deal honestly and effectively
with the problem of trusts if It Is per
mitted to txprtcs Its convictions.
Among the latest compromise style
in dress skirts, designed particularly for
those who cannot or will not adopt the
extreme models. Is one formed of grad
uated box plaits that reach from belt
to hem, tapering to about two Inches
in width at the top. There are two
different waists which go with this
skirt, one In which graduated box
plalts, like those on the skirt, reach
from shoulder to belt; the other plaited
also, but with a deep-shaped loke, cov
ering the upper half of the waist, front
and back, and only the plait exactly In
front reaching the entire length of th
The blue foulard silks ar always
more favored at each recurring spring
season than any pattern In black,
brown or green. This year the satin
foulards and the thinner lustreless fou
lards show an unusual number ef
shades In blue, Including Indigo, Roman,
drake's neck, silver, nsvy, bluebell, pea
cock and del. Polka dots, small dia
mond shspes, Vermicelli and coral de
signs predominate among the blue fou
lards for cool traveling, beach aad
walking costumes.
A pretty novelty la belt to mad et
black er white velvet, embroidered
with tl jet er Imitation jewsta
Presante an Unqualod Combina
tion of Advantages
"Nature baa given the South Advan
tages unequaled by those of any othei
country. More than M per cent of the
world's cotton is rsised In the South
But its cotton crop is now exceeded It
value by its grain crops, which aggre
gate (50,000,000 bushels a year, a tact
which comparstively few seem to know
More than one-half of all the standing
timber lu the United States is In tin
South. Iron ore and coal are In unlim
ited supply, and owing to their prox
imity to each other, and to the low cost
of mining, pig Iron Is now made at
smaller cost than in any other part o?
the world. Pittsburg and Chicago an
now using Alabama iron for basic stee'
making, and soon large steel plants wll
be built In the South. Nearly even
Southern state has an abundance
the best water powers to supplement
the advantages of cheap coal. It is not
an exaggeration to say that this fa
vored land has greater advantages anf
resources, such ss mineral, timber an
agricultural wealth, than all other sec
tions; It also has greater advantage!
tor the profitable utilization of these
natural resources than any other coun
try In the world; by virtue of Its rlvert
and long sea coast, it has the guarantee
of the lowest freight rates, regardlesi
of railroad combinations; It has a cli
mate that Is conducive to good healtl
and long life a climate that reducee
the cost of living to a minimum; It ha
all of these mighty factors to Insure
Its prosperity, and with fewer disad
vantages than any other equal area I
America or Europe. It can produce ev
erything, from the widest range of ag
ricultural growth to the widest limit et
manufacturing and mining diversity,
at a lower cost than other sections. II
Is becoming the market garden of the
North. In the aggregate the shipmenl
nf early fruits and vegetables to ths
North and West probably amounts U
150,000,000 a year. This business Is In
creasing very rapidly. Ten years agt
it was of trifling Importance.
Some countries have iron and coal
tome have timber; some have a gooc
:llmate; some have water powers; some
other advantages; but no other except
the South combines all of these, and
to them adds cotton, which, In all Hi
ramifications, is tbe foundation of whal
is probably the greatest manufacturing
merest In the world.
For information concerning th s-
narkabiy low prices of land, unexcelled
terms and special excursion rates, ap
ply to O. N. Clayton, Northwestern
Passenger Agent, Wabash Railroad Co.,
oom J02 Kaibach Blk., Omaha, Neb.
Unwholesome water Is purified by a
sw Yorker's patent, consisting of la
:roducing sodlc chloride and sulphate
it alumina In sufficient quantities t
reclpita'.e the impurities, after which
ihe water Is drawn off from the deposit
For use on cigar boxes a box lid and
ag support is formed of a piece of met-
il bent to clamp the end of tbe hog
:loe to the lid, with an extension bent
it right angles to engage the cover
hen open and hold a price ticket
A portable fumigating device for part
ying small rooms ts an oil stove set m
ihe bottom of a casing, with the liquid
or fumigation contained In a receptacle
tt the top, with pipes over the flame
o vaporate the liquid.
Stamps can be carried in the pocket
y the use of a handy receptacle, con
ilBting of a flat piece of metal with
me end bent double to hold a flexible
itrlp of metal to clamp the stamp,
with a spring cover which closes vr
he outside.
To measure bolts of cloth as they are
wound from one roll to another, aa as-
omatlc device is formed of a roller held
Between two arms to rest on the boll aa
t revolves, moving a graduated disk
forward one notch at each revolution.
In a new safety pin designed by a
Canadian woman the pin portion will
sot pull out under a strain, having the
point formed with a small arrow bead
which enters the cloth easily, but will
iot pull out ot the end of the lap
when once closed.
Cinders are prevented from blowing
n car windows by an improved screen
which Is wound on a roller at the toe
f the window and can be operated like
i curtain, the screen allowing the pass
age ot fresh aid and affording a view
jf the scenery.
A New Tork woman has patented s
oaby carriage with a music device at
ached, having a toothed wheel revolv.
mg with one of the rear wheels, to turr
the shaft of a music box, the shaft be
ing disconnected when It la desired U
rtop the music.
A New Yorker has designed an Im
proved bicycle saddle. In which a flat
(ring bar is clamped In a vertical po
ilUon on the post, with an Independent
circular pad mounted at each end ol
the bar, the pads being adjustable tc
form a seat fitting any rider.
Halt can be freely shaken from an Im
proved cellar, which has a double cap
the Inner member of which ha slots
instead of round perforations, while the
outer member is fitted with tongue U
nter the slots and turn freely te dis
lodge the salt from the holes.
In a new combined mud guard an
support for bicycles a stiff wire frame
is hinged down to the crank hangar, V
is covered with fabric to protect the
rider when mounted and th lower n
swings down to the orown of th fron'
fork, extending te the ground t for
the support.
A spectator at a New Tork perform
anc of "Othello" a short Urn age rest
from hi at while Desdemon wai
being smothered by a pllllow to) tin
hand ef the Moor end declared: -
consider this an outrage. I will m
stay in any piay none waere tl
nigger t kill a watt
be weal eat