The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, August 31, 1900, Image 6

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How Republican Policies Have Caused
the Greatest Good to the
Greatest Number.
Reasons Why the Nation Could Better Afford to Give the Demo
cratic Candidate a Royal Pension than to
Suffer Him to Be President.
Dividends to Labor, Wealth to Farmers, and
Rich Strike to Miners.
rrpO THE American business man,
"jr as W. J. Bryan four years ago de
fined him. Including the “Man
who Is employed for wages," the “Mer
chant at the cross-roads store." the
“Farmer who goes forth In the morn
ing and tolls all day, and begins In the
spring and tolls all summer,” the “Min
ers who go a thousand feet Into the
earth," the “Attorney In the country
town.” etc., the last four years of Re
publican rule have wrought remark
able benefits.
The Prosperity Chapter Interesting.
The Republican platform of 1WHJ pro
fessed “full assurance that the elec
tion would bring victory to the Repub
lican party and prosperity to the people
of the United (States." How prosperity
followed In sequence to the Republican
victory In 1800 constitutes Indeed a re
markably Interesting chapter of Ameri
can history—a chapter which must al
ways bring home to the hearts of the
American people, with grateful force,
the truth that “peace hath its victories
no less renowned than war.”
“Best we forget" the causes, and be
come ungrateful for the prosperity which
during the Inst four years has become the
all important incident of our happy ex
istence ns a people, the reading in black
and white of the record of prosperity is
nt tills time very timely. Future success
* must always be based on the lessons of
past experience. If the American people
ore to continue in the prosperity which
they have been enjoying the last four
years, It is by considering with serious
earnestness the data of such prosperity,
making thereon the one possible decision,
end expressing such-decision with salu
tary emphasis at the polls this next No
The “Masse*” (lie Foundation.
I:i the remarkable speech four years
ngo by which Mr. Bryan sprang into
fame ami into the nomination for the
presidency, he ex pres sis! the "Democrat
ic idea rhnt if you make tin* musses pros
perous their prosperity will find its way
up and through every class uud rest
upon it."
Literally indeed lias this general ex
pression of an old idea been fulfilled by
the Republican party under President 1
It is one thing to have a rather indefi
nite idea as to what a desirable result
would be. It is another tiling to success
fully accomplish such a result.
Both tlie Republican ami the Demo
cratic parties made their promises in
189*1 to restore prosperity to the people.
The masses saw through the quackery of
the IVmocratic plan of being made pros
perous by the payment of wages in 48
cent dollars, so they turned down Bryan
and elected McKinley President.
Mr. McKinley had somewhat facetious
ly been termed “the advance agent of
prosperity." So soon ns he was elected
Democratic organs got themselves ready
for sneering interrogatories of "Why
don't the show come'/” It came, however,
with such startling promptness as to pro
duce the bewilderment of despair among
the few whose own prosperity wa» de
pendent on unrestful despair among the
musses. The prosperity "show” was soon
found to la* no humbug. The people hud
indeed not been deceived by the "advance
ugent.” They were soon getting more
than they hud really da red to expect.
The t.'nlockiiiK of Money,
The lirst manifestation of the prosper
ity movement nt« the unlocking of vast
sum* of money from hoarding, mid the
placing of it on deposit nt the hanks. The
statement* of hHiik* during the autumn
and winter months of ImWI-T showed
heavy and sternly increase* in deposit*.
There were also striking gains in clear
lug* indicating a greater rapidity in the
movement* of money. While the tir*t
Itepublican measure positively conducive
to tire present prosperity wn* the Iting
ley tariff hJII, which did uot become a
law until July IM. IMt7. yet general l>u»i
ties* waited not for it* passage before
•'discounting" the great improvement In
genual condition* which it wa* obvi
ous would soon ensue,
W hen 1*0? U gan the giu.iu »f four
years of Iletaueralie hard 'tin** was still
hangiug over the country, discouraging
• and blighliug such industries
• * tiled t« eil*I With tin inaugural cot
•if |*l esldeltt McKinley, the list llislllll
tieil of business credit, on which I* Vitally
dependent the ih.ln.irul prosperity of ail
• lasses of people, I* gait at Wilts, to ii
cover front the destructive rftsti uf the
fern years of panic breeding silver agn*
lieu, and f' tn* the p iwul ‘ .»• of t .. n
deltve eawsed by the fiscal bittlcb » of the
Cleveland administration
The overwhelming .hfnitsf lima Ike
prvitdoig Novell,la r had given the estiM
tr» the idea that free viiver w a* a It ».|
issut and that tin Ikn.rin- tarty
would not have th* lueont *Tfat»h' t«m*i
Ity In revive it fwiu inn later, and in
. . !• o' t liry so »’ .. . l,i. f * i
the silver idol
■fte fie* hade p<lk| «f IV >n|. ‘it
Cleveland had d-n. harm in tn> vo
|*rtmarUy It had r»-*.di>.| in the rk (,g
of m o>» the
nf ewpiuywent of thousand* of .lisen.ti
workmen, n general lowering of the
wages of those still kept fit work, and
the loss of profitable markets to the farm
ers who supply the workmen's "dinner
Secondly, the Wilson law, though in
tended to be "a tariff for revenue only,"
was drawn up on such grossly erroneous
fiscal estimates by Secretary Carlisle that
it even failed to produce the revenue nec
essary to pay the current expenses of the
Kevenue Producing Protection.
The total deficiency caused by the four
years' operation of the Democratic tariff
luw was $155,8tM,lfi3. It was this Sack
■of revenue which forced President Cleve
land into the burdening of the country
with $2*>2,330,tttl2 of new debt. The only
way by which the Government could fully
pay its current expenses was by drawing
on its gold reserve. The only way by
which President Cleveland could enforce
his commendable resolve to protect the
gold reserve, and thus prevent his admin
istration from going out with the coun
try hopelessly "busted" through free sil
ver. was by the issuing of Inmds.
The Dingicy act was, ns expected, a
success both ns a revenue producing and
ns a protective measure. Within a few
months from its passage all predictions
were verified, and the receipts for No
vember and December, 1H!>7, and Janu
ary, February and March, 18118. exceeded
the monthly disbursements of the treas
The Circulation of Gold.
An interesting phenomenon noticeable
in 1807 was tin* appearance of gold in
even the channel* of common circulation.
Anybody win* wanted gold coin, perhaps
for the novelty of seeing what had be
come a rare sight, could go to a bank
and exchange pa|»er or silver for gold,
and find that the banker made the ex
change not reluctantly but very gladly.
Bryan had pointed to the apparent scar
city of gold coin, and to the difficulty that
had been attendant on keeping up the
gold reserve, as proof of bis theory that
the volume of gold was t<s> small to form
a sufficient Imsis for the money circula
tion of the country. But after Bryan
was given leisure to write up “The First
Battle." gold ceased to be scarce, for it
hud come from hiding, and nobody es
pecially wanted it. Since doubt had been
so completely removed, and our own peo
ple ns well as the whole world had been
given so thoroughly to know that all
kinds of American money were just as
good as gold, every hit, then why should
gold be especially wanted when other
kinds of money were not only just as
good, but were more handy to carry?
The Full Dinner I’ai'.
In the autumn of 1 v»t*7 there was an
enormous crop of wheat in the United
States. Other years, however, have seen
bumper crops, But mighty poor prices and
no prosperity. Kansas has seen corn
through heavy crops become so cheap
that it was used for fuel.
But in 1 h:»7 there was a demand for
wheat, corn and other grains. The “full
dinner jmil” of the American workman
was becoming a new factor in the ratio of
demand to supply of farm products. The
mills were again bidiig opened through
the passugc of the Dingley bill. Capital
was becoming more aggressive in enter
prise and saw profits, not losses, in busi
ness expansion.
With tiic American workingman in
such a position that his dinner pnit hud
to be filled first, the foreigner was'put
into uu excited, impatient, worrisome
mood. America, despite its enormous
crop, contrary to precedents, was not
►filing liberally. Consequently prices
went booming upward. The average price
|mt bushel on the farm ri-achcd nearly Ml
■ cuts. In lK'.ti [t had lieeti 4!t cents, in
18UTi less than lit cents, and iu ISiHi it
was 73 cents.
Foreign money nnd the money of the
populated centers of the Fast began pour
iug into the great agricultural area of
the Middle West,
The farmers who bad io-en barely aide
to keep the wolf from the d<>or and pre
lent loss of mortgaged homestead*. imw
felt themselves Hashed with Wealth. They
began to spend money for clothing, food,
farmiug tools, niol to pay off ttivlr m itt
»«»'*•• A great debtor da**, to whom
Hr)nu had vainly hinted the saving that
could 1'ome to th« in hi th»* t ln*attng of
their creditor* thr ngh 41* tent dollars,
fast Isssaioe a creditor cia*« Account*
were started at country bank*, and farm
’ •*»* w ho h ail la on Uarrow t r* of money hr
cantc )«mb*** i<I looney.
Of *••■■.r*i this gri at | i |u li if (he
i farmer began at use to in. • the
I prosperity of tin- city laborer who had
! fot'Hi** ed the to dial ■ oe given him
llli og'i the lul l ,.f tlm liepuhil ill
part) I here are upward* of I'HIIOI
I farmer* m> th* I wiled d*.it,'*, a* *viis,r
,Vi*ii,ii*i inluitital asrktfi.
» «>wmi Muki to W fur to agr lariarra
IW«r f ini.r*. mil. rlfran#
'Ufllilf IVal) Iwiitta of »lMI IW Anal
'•»* MmIimI » ikt i i>i• <i \i ,,
r fixt Urlntlrtn, ® 11- k kill
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«<in< I® tuu*t»iliiu«« fir
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$7!>3,31*2.502 for the year ended June 30.
to $1.85*4.180,371 for the year ended
June 30, 1000, constitutes oue of the most
significant features of the prosperity
movement. During the three years of
Republican rule the balance of trade
grew to be $1,483,.">37,01*4 favoring this
This expansion deserves to be studied,
not only because of its plain showing of
' millions and millions of dollars increased
wealth to this country during the Inst
four years, but also because of its in
structive relation to the many and di
verse political theories which have been
loose from time to time among the Amer
ican people, especially among some col
lege professors who in the seclusion of
their studies think too much, and know
by actual experience of the world too lit
tle, and by meu like Bryan, who think
too little.
The free trade school of thought theor
izes on the equilibrium of international
exchanges. It reasons that if one nation
adopts u protective tariff, it will cut down
imports, hut that this will be balanced by
loss in volume of exports on thp clear
enough principle that nations, like indi
viduals, cannot long continue to buy fruut
customers to whom they cannot sell.
If exports of merchandise do not fall
off with imports, the reasoning concludes,
then there must nt least he a balancing
outward movement of gold which may
disorder home money markets. Some free
traders also indulge in the peculiar the
orizing that by hindering imports we bin
der property wealth from coming to us,
and that by not also hindering it from
being exported from us, we steadily grow
Protection'* Part in Prosperity.
The prosperity experience of the Inst
four years has shown that n protective
tariff, wisely applied, eun without ques
tion be a means of enriching a great na
tion like our own. The passage of the
Dingley hill wns the direct means of re
storing prosperity to a inrge number of
industries in this country, which, under
the Wilson law, could not compete in the
home markets with Europe. Given pro
tection in their home market, these Indus
tries were enabled to pay attention,to for
eign markets. The protected iron Hnd
steel industry gained so vastly in power
and strength that it became the aston
ishing wonder ami dread of the industrial
communities of the world, IIow Ameri
can engines became used on the railroads
of England because they were better,
cheaper and could be made quicker than
English built engines; how an American
firm got the contract over English firms
for the Atbara bridge in the Soudan;
how American air brakes, locomotives
and rails were almost exclusively order
ed for the great new railroad of Siberia,
were a few instances of many which stir
prised and dazed the whole industrial
Luxuries from the Other Hide.
The prosperity that came to our work
ers in these protected industries was the
means of spreading prosperity to all home
workers, whether or not they belonged to
pursuits or callings of the kind which
needed to be protected.
Nor did so much prosperity at home
work to the harm of those other countries
which must continue prosperous, if they
are to continue to be our good customers.
While American exports this lust year
were $1,31*4,18U,371, the largest in our
history, ami were more widely distributed
throughout tiie world than ever before,
yet in some directions there were great
increases in imports. Our imports of
manufacturers’ materials this last year
were valued at $302,204,RNI. which is
about 40 per cent greater titan for any
preceding year in our history.
By being protected in his opportunities
to make at home tiie articles that ought
to be made at home, tiie American indus
trial worker lias more than well utilized
nn<l justified such opportunity given hint,
lie has done his work so increasingly well
the last four years that nil tiie nations of
tiie world have become Ins customers.
Tiie whole outside world, instead of sell
ing him the tilings he ran just us well
make himself, now sells him the material
which ids increased work requires ami
which it is not worth his own busy while
to prepare, and tiie silks, the satins, the
perfumes, the wines, the gloves, the jew
elry, tiie artistic fancy notions, the toys,
tiie tropical fruits, the tea. coffee, sugar,
spices, etc., which he could not very well
if ever afford to buy for himself, wife and
children, lxjfore tiie Republican party
gave him prosperity.
Report of State I’.nreuu of Iininicrn
tion Labor rtutiwtics Proves It.
“There are few, if any. States in the
I’nioti where laboring men are better
treated, get better wages and have more
opportunities to acquire homes and se
I cure a competence titan in Idaho.
“The relations between tailoring men
| and their employers in this State are un
I usually pleasant. With the single cx
j eeption of one county in the State there
1 have been no strikes for years in the
State aud no luhor troubles of any kind.
In this county Ulx»r trouble* are now
in n fair way of being satisfactorily set
tled. The mines are Is-ing worked by n
good set of men. who are paid from $.'i
to $5 per day, and every citizen is satis
fied with the conditions. In other parts
of the Slate the relations between la
Imref* and their employers are liaruiuui
oiw and pleasant.
“All lalmr organisations that nre bused
on law aud order are welcomed not only
j by the employers of tatior, l,ut by all
Ii lasses of citizens, and ail such organisa
tions are in a nourishing - iidunoi. Near
ly all, if uot all, of the lalmr unions have
, a hospital fund and many of them have
hails where tin* meetings of the miimi are
held, white in some liist tneea there are
i libraries in otarnlum with the uni, ns
that i iiiiain the l. «t on literary,
| phtt**» pbtc«l and toi-nt ii subjects A»
a * i ■ 's the laboring turn of Idaho are
i eiWf, inductftoo*, frugal, well r*|u«at*si
I and intclbgcut “
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Four Year* of McKinley ami Protec
tion Move Knriched Missouri.
McKinley prosperity and the protective
tariff on zinc and lead ores have, in four
years, added millions of wealth to Mis
souri and Kansas. They have made a
comparatively little strip of territory in
southwest Missouri and southeast Kansna
the greatest zinc mining section in the
world, producing seven-eighths of the
American zinc ore and about one-fourth
of the entire world's supply.
For years this district, which centers
about Joplin, Mo., and Ualcna, Kan.,
consisted of several little milling camps
struggling along and yielding very little
product. Mining was done in a crude
and primitive way, and lack of capital to
operate in a manner la-fitting a country
so bountifully blessed by nature was a
cheek to development and a barrier to
.Three years ngo a change began. The
factories of the East, which hud been
alurmed over the Wilson bill and shut
down their plants entirely or in part, had
their confidence restored and resumed
operations to their full capacity. This
created a detnund for more zinc, which is
used extensively in many Industries. New
uses for zinc for various purposes were
constantly being found, and additional de
mands for ziuc ore were thereby created.
As a consequence, the attention of
Eastern and foreign capital became at
tracted to America’s great undeveloped
zinc fields, whose only need was financial
aid. Motiey, which had been tied up by
cautious capitalists, sought investment.
Wonderful were the changes wrought.
Mines, mining lenses and mineral lauds
doubled and quadrupled in value, crude
ami antiquated methods of mining gave
way to modern methods. The old hand
windlass and horse holster were aupplnnt
ed*by modern machinery. Old abandoned
mines which had been left with their tim
bers to rot and tools to rust were opened
up ugain and new miuiug camps sprang
up all over the district. An era of pros
perity had dawned ami the increased de
mand for zinc had advanced the price to
a (mint undreamed of four years before.
The following table is concise history:
Quantity Average price
produced , paid per Total
Year. In tons. ton at mine, value.
1890.100,218 122.51 . $2,256,58:1
1801.123.752 21.60 2,673,053
1892.131,488 21.76 2,862,475
18113.108.591 20.57 2,245.024
1894 . 80,150 15.00 1,337.910
1895 .101,294 16.86 1.707,665
1896 . 92.754 19.75 1,831.856
1897 . 03,148 19.62 1.706,947
1898 .139,668 20.96 2,927,321
1899 .181,430 32.93 5,974,621
A few of the above figures ore particu
larly instructive. In 1802, at the close of
the Harrison administration, the Joplin
zine field produced 131,488 tons, the av
erage price of which at tin- mine was
$21 7)1 per ton and tbu t<ri«l value of
which was $2,804,475. In 18i>4, under
the Wilson bill depression, the produc
tion of this same field had fallen to 89.150
tons, with on average price at the mine
of $15 per ton. a total value of $1,337,910.
In 1898 the quickening influence of Mc
Kinley prosperity was fairly under way,
the production rose to 139,0)18 tons, with
an average price at the mine of $20.!»i
per ton and a total value of $2,927,321.
Last year, 1899, the full tide of prosper
ity promised by the" Kcpublican party
was flowing in on tlio Joplin and Kansas
district and the production reached high
water mark in 181,430 tons, with an av
erage value at the mines of $32.93 per
ton and a total value of $5,974,024, or
over four times as much as it was in
1894. The year l!mo figures, when all in,
will show a still further increase. Yet
it is probable that the Missouri section
of this prosperous region will utterly ig
nore this wonderful object lesson and
vote for Itryan, free trade and rotten
money. Vote to again close up the fne
toiies and bring disaster to their country.
Windfall to Hailrnad Labor,
For the fiscal year ended Juno 30,
1899, gross railroad receipts were larger
by $2)01,140,i>23 than for the year ended
June 30, 1895. Such increase mostly rep
resents larger dividends (in the form of
increased wages) to labor. Similarly
there was a gain over 1895 of $28,858,
458 in net earnings. This hns gone part
ly into the strengthening of cash ac
counts, but the greater part of it into
increased dividends to stockholders. It
must not is- forgotten in this connection
that railroad securities arc owned very
largely by people of ail classes. They
are recommended to widows for safe in
vestment. They form the basis, next to
government bonds, for the investments of
insurance companies, and for the trust
funds of charitable and philanthropic in
lu 1898 there was paid in compensation
to employes of railroads the total sum of
$495,055,910, as against $443,508,2)11 in
1895, a gain of $49,547,357. When in ad
dition we consider the increased wages
indirectly paid in new construction of
track and bridges, in new oars, etc., which
absorbed the greater part of (he increases
in gross earnings, it will lie more evident
what a windfall just one year of pros
perity lias been to the people who work
on the railroads.
The uumlier of new miles of road built
during the year ended June 30, 1899, was
1,5*10, as against only 1,050 for the cor
responding period elided in 1895. (If
course this is signitieani, not merely In
cause it has meant increased work and
more money paid in wage*, but because
it increased the facilities of commerce,
and because it made it that much easier
for the fanner to get his products into
the city to All the diuiier pull of the city
fruapcrUv mi the I'netHe.
Hi-eretwry of A grit-tilt tire NVIliun, in an
interview the other 4ny, anil!.
“Anything |ir<>i!ui'ei| in tin* I’niteil
4t*»e* will now permanently hn<l lu way
into all |ntrt« nf the eeh i’i.iI e|ii|4te atur
iiunte relation* there lu the future are
MM-ure*!. The trmle in rvttoti yun|< ha*
l«eew veiy heavy in Umnhurlii mn| other
northern |>tul mee*. I »ur intiieit* genet
all), our .1 m », poultry ami other prelm-t*
ftom the farm* of the I nlleil Miaie*.
now have a»*uratiee of i* nii iiu m war
kit. Ill all the til . |j,e
* u • • l.loi . ' . .11.. Ill
4- Htan.l, am! I lit* it* nun 4 U grtrtt lag ami
w ill foul mill.' 11 grow
“The *<tfh ef Wee ret ary Hi) in I hi*
regitil *Mp|4em*wt* an<! roWtplllMrWt* the
n ifh >»f *rntt awl uni t \ year ago
r • Wall in * uhi have luteu*-! I* a prop.*
• itmn ut thU hint! ithe ojj» n <!>...r polo * t,
iu*t I|h whoh wofM Ihifut l i iu» | fc.t..)
hme* nun fk* ‘whil man*# hmhu*
I * at*, tail!) the Ulan*!* «ikUn II iy*«
w.ifh hrmg* I he reward fur titling the
i luitilr* h, .«« ih* •( I he lei Hvet o|
> I he lanifiii iti 1**4 way l» g tin*4 linn
the fact that while ten years ago our
exports from the I'acillc coast to all coun
tries aggregated $215,000,188) and five
years ago $42,18)0,18 8), the steady increase
in Pacific coast exports has raised tlie
aggregate to $78,000,000 a year nso.”
Prosperity Dividends to, Fortners.
Lust year's prosperify dividends paid
by the Republican party to the farmers
of the United States amounted to up
wards of one billion dollars. The value
of ten staple crops showed for 1805) a to
tal increased value of $323,000,000 over
185)5. Add to this increase an advance
of $033,000,000 during the same period in
the value of live stock, and the balance
sheet shows disbursements of a round
billion. This does not include the special
profits from better prices for fruit, but
ter, cheese, eggs, vegetables and lastly,
but not leastly, wool. Following nre
comparisons of values of the principal
1895. 1899.
(’rep. Total value. Total value.
Porn . *544,985,534 »tl.'9.'J10,110
Wheat . 237,038,998 319,954,209
Oats . 163,055,1818 198,107,975
live. 11,1814,820 12,214,118
Harley . 29.312.413 29.594.254
Potatoes . 78.9S4.90I S0.32S.832
Potton . 2fl0.33S.o90 332.000.018)
Hay . 393,185,615 411.920,187
Tobacco . 35.574.229 45,000,000
Flax . 12,000,000 24.000,000
Total .$1,767,839,671 $2,09),040,738
Prosperity Among Miners.
The prosperity of the American miner
the last four years hus been remarkable.
The activity of the mills and of the rail
roads has boomed the price of coal, cop
per, zinc and other metals. These have
yielded far better returns in wages to
those “who go a thousand feet into the
earth," than they would have done had
Mr. Bryun been elected President in 185K1.
The opening up of the mints to the free
coinage of stiver would never have really
boomed the price of silver, for the silver
of the whole world would have poured
into America, the nations of the earth
being only too glad for us to pull their
chestnuts out of the fire for them.
In the mining of gold in a gold stand
ard country, miners have profited far
more than they would have ever profited
by the mining of silver in a silver stand
ard country. The lone, poor prospector,
and the "grub stuker" have bad a chance
to “come in" on the production of gold,
whereas silver mining hns always been
under the control of wealthy syndicates,
and of individuals like Mr. Clark of Mon
tana, whose wealth enabled him to buy
a Democratic Legislature to elect him
Senator, and to contribute $118),(88) to
the present fund to elect Bryan Presi
Htory of the Clearings.
The iiest gauge of the volume of busi
ness of the country is the bnnk clearing
statistics. They prove, as no other fig
ures can, the trade movement. Never in
the history of the country have they
shown such a vast aggregate of business,
such an immense increase as during the
years of the McKinley administration.
The following figures are from Brml
street’s and are accepted as official. The
comparison is made with the year 1834,
as thut is the year the Democratic pol
icy of handling the finances of the coun
try was in full swav.
The grand total of the hank clearings
of tlie I’nited States, as given by Brad
street’s, for the first six months of 1834,
were $22,083,071,190. For the first six
months of 1300 they were $42,857,201,
310, an increase of $20,772,130,120. For
the month or June. 1834, the grand total
was $3,570,315,333. For the month of
June, 13*Mi, it was $0,021,0*58,707, an in
crease of $3,044,753,408.
Hotter Prices for Farmers.
Tiie following table shows the current
market price of different staple crops on
June 1, 1830, and June 1, 15*00:
June t, June 1, Adv.
Farm products. lstm. 1900. I>. c.
Corn . $127% $0.37% 37
Wheat.57 .*54% 13
Cuts.17% .21*4 23
Bye.3 5 .53 51
Barley .. .28 .40 43
Potatoes.28 .10 43
Hay . 9.25 11.80 21
Flaxseed.82 1.80 IIP
Butler.11% .IS m
t'heese.o*5% .08% 20
I.lvo hogs. 3.25 5.12% 58
Live cattle .... 3.55 4 32% 22
Sheep . 3.25 4 !»:% 53
t'loverseed .... 7.40 7.50 1
Cotton.07% ,oi 2o
Wool. 1*5% .20 70
Broom corn ... 32.5.0 lHO.Oo 454
Hops .07 .12 • 72
Millet seed .-... .80 1 gi 80
KggS.09% .10% .8
Corn, Cuttle uml Contentment.
“tjentlemen,” shouted an orator in
Kansas in 181*3, “from the beginning of
Indiana to the end of Nebraska there is
nothing but corn, cattle and content
And lie added a little inter: “The joyful
sound of tlie mortgagor paying off Ids in
debtedness lias even pierced tlie dense
ears of the money changers of tlie Fast.”
Nothing can exceed the breezy joy. tlie
piano ami top-buggy buying enthusiasm
of tlie Kansan in the year of tiis pros
perity under tile gold standard.
Cluars Hnioke I Over Pmapcrlty.
Probably nothing demonstrate* pronpcr
ity more clearly than the consumption ol
N\ . I1. Hollister of I'iiiengo, who prints
the him* IiiIm'Is for the ('ignrnuiker*' In
ternutienal I'lilon tim| is ris|ilirei| to make
affidavit to the number turned out, lias
uiude the following report to President
<J. W. Perkin* of tlie union of the label*
printed during recent years: ihit.y 47,.
Hl't.OHO; Inswi. 4tl.440.tM>; 1“!*!. 4tl.,V4ti,
SOO; lHIW, 4ti.l*t!».,Jt*l; ISSgl, fta.140.IMMI
I Miring the first six mouths of IINmi the
nntnlier jumped to ;i«i,H,V>,tM*i Men can
not afford to loiy eigar* unless they are
prosperous and earning good wages.
Money I * rind and *|i.-nt,
III iHiMI the savings bunks df|MMdtfi of
the Cniled States advanced to g«,£tn,
.'ttgk'tVl That brought them up to more i
than the combined savings banks depo*
it* of any tan* other iiatin* in |Ue woibl,
and to half the deposit* of Vn-tria lion
gary. It avAfiii, tMjfntm, lii'iiHii irk.
Prance, Italy, the SrtkvfUX'l*. N - tsity, I
I'rnssi i, Hsi dm, MwItaeiland. I'.e I'nited
Kingdom, Australasia, Panada, tup,*
» ol ■» !, In-lia, S it t) and tin- I'n « n
Hie* all pul logi tiler, the ir i -Unbilled th
posit* Wing, in lnt*t, lot * t,*tx't tvt!» t.'ai
NvkrasksS l>iuv|*rity.
Th- M*-s tetary of Mtate of \. hr ask* ha*
eontptled a list showing that tW rx«es* 1
w atgagr* paid off and reb»w**o| during j
|MM* over th-rse hl>d for th*- same period
si,. oated to wore than fails*ii«»i |-|(t,
us, *s • of the*,* were pa, 1 m rash,
the fi,e-> I »sn i w*le * ,t,i, ty few
It will U ha | I Ml hr* aw l.. i H
* In-e tW firmer* of h , WWW Mtate that ,
Iks y at* s i pissaps iow*
Air Marching Through Georgia.
McKinley and Hoosevelt, meu of »
Men whose loyal euergy uow the l
needs; ... i
Men whose resolution all the world I
heeds, ...
Bringing prosperity and glory,
Hurrah! Hurrah! In honor we are I
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our money I
Honest golden dollars ringing all the
around. .
Bringing prosperity and glory!
Builders In our history, men of real
Men whose names are honored over
teeming earth;
K’en among the bravest since the nail
Its birth.
Bringing prosperity and glory!
Hold to truth and Justice, to Integrl
Hold to fearless principles, to hont
lant bright;
Hold your country’s credit ever t
with your might.
Bringing prosperity and glory j
Keep the fruits of victory stalnleg
more, 1
Keep your banners flying on Manll
taut shore;
Keep our nohle President within tht
House door,
Bringing prosperity and glory'
Cherish deeds of valor wreathed It
orles sublime.
Cherish grand ach'evements wrap
Oriental clime;
Cherish honest duty calling; not
golden time,
Bringing prosperity and glory
Proveu by th« History of the An
Federation of Labor.
That the laboring nien of the j
are in a more prosperous conditi)
ever known before is proven beyi
chance of contradiction by the
of the American Federation of
sent out over the signature of tl)
dent. Mr. Samuel (Jumpers, wl
We compare the disastrous yeat
Wilson Dill and Democratic rul
181)4 and 1895— with 1899, nut
Kinley and prosperity.
In 1893 the American Federi
Labor met at Chicago. There
delegates present, 38 national t)
Iona represented, 18 local trade
15 city central unions and oni
branch. The receipts for the y<
$20,804.02, and the expenditures
In 1S94 the American Feder
Labor met at Denver, Colo. Th
77 delegates present, 30 nation
unions represented, 12 local trad
11 city central unions and thr
branches. The receipts for the y
$15,340.43, and the expenditui
In 1895 (he American Fedci
Labor met at New York City
wore 90 delegate* present, 34
trade unions represented, 23 lo
unions, 15 city central unions i
State branches. The receipts v
751.75, and the expenditures $
In 1899 the American Fede
Labor met at Detroit. There
delegates present, 55 national t
ions, 05 local trade unions, 3
unions and five State branches,
ccipts were $30,757.13. and th<
tnres $30,599.22.
Surely labor prosper* when
hers of this great organized
contribute to the cause, ns she
a (tore receipts, over $10,(XX) m
than they did in 1803, anil se'
sands more than double what
each of the years 18!)3, 181)4 at
Under date of Aug. f), 11)00, }
ers stated the number of i(
unions to be 1,15-1, city cent
11)1, State branches 14.
It is evident from those fi
when the American Federatio)
meets in December next thort
showing of progress made at
of membership, all accompli!
labor's prosperous conditions,
labor organization has ever b<
barcer Exports of Farm )
The agricultural reports sh<
sale of agricultural products j
ing the past three years, 181)7
more than $500,000,000 grea
the preceding three years, 181
Exports of butter were woi
$915,533; in 1899. $3,2(53,951
There were 425.352,187 pa
con exported in 1890 and
pounds in 1899. This was ao
137,000,000 pounds.
The following are some inte
para five wool prices, furl
prominent Huston couwnissiu*
Tear. Fine. Me<
I MW.211
I suit.2«4
1 m >.;«
During Harrison’* admlnii
was au approximate gain of
in the value of live stock. £
land's administration tliero
proximate loss of $H2<),<NXkg
the first three years of Ml
ministration au npproxiiaj
Adlul Htrvfniun'i I'm
The city of ltlonmington,
the home of the Jtcinorratip
tint candidate, Aillui 1C. St
recently Mild it* hontlx on |
makes the interest paid bf
the loan only IS.40 per c. it
la lower than any inunlcl
l tilted State* could get ill
As a citiien of lthioiuiii|
veiison will he aide to sari
ill tales, because of the gi|
prosperity that has com* t
a share in the bem-tbial t
pllldicaii polo i< « dm mg tl
years. The remarkable a>
the cretlil*' „f American
since McKlliley's election i
mg great sating* taipa,
one of the ui,e.t Interestlf
the great |>ro*per!ty that b
people of tht* country.
No Memo for tulamltt
l arge t>tin« of money an
in lb* flnam kal tolnmu* *
daily |uipcr* to loan 41 n
‘‘Itjr |oo|o-rty. Ily per cent
n ty W In ii y i4 uf
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