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OCTOBER 21, 1904
niUOrUP 25,000.00 Made irora half acre
hlnritlla K8Hjr grown in Garden or Farm
Ulliuuriv Rootaand seeds for sale. Sendee
for postage and get booklet A Q. telling all about
it. MCDOWKIX, GIWSBNO GARDEN, JorUN, Mo
UtHHlttflWewDIr. IUUMMOSMUMlthrdlHTI. c.
toned tr offlekti Bailreads Mi W.U.Tal.Oo. rMltkas .
cured. Entire ewt, Ulttea (telcrapkr and typewriting,
toard and rooa, wee. eearae, $8. Can be redaecd.
Home Instruction alojrlYeii. Catalog B4 U fret.
iKIBUX'B ltmiruXX Of TXUrWUrHT, Yalrko, h.
WITH SOOTHING, BALMY OILS
Cancer, Tumor, Catarrh. Fistula, Ulcers. Etc
zema and all Skin and Womb- Diseases. Wrle
for Illustrated Book. Rent free Address
PI), BYE. SiSJgS Kansas City. Mo.
The Joh5tow Democrat
WABRBN WORTH BAILKY, ED.
It stands for Democratic Democracy
Tbe Democrat is a radical advooato of
Jofforsonian principles as applied in the
philosophy or Henry George.
Dally $3- Weakly $i.
I CAN SELL YOUB BUSINESS
or Beal Estate no matter
wbero located. Properties
and business of all kinds sold
quickly lor cash in all of the
United Mates. J on't wait.
Y rlto today, describing what
you havo to sell and give cash
prlco on same.
A. P. TONE WILSON, JR.
BBAI EOTATR SFXCTALIST.
413 Kansas Ave.
II the Best Pablleatleas fit n Savlas;
w af Nearly Oae-Half.
The-'Erairta Farm'er 11.00, Vfck's Hacazf no 60c
Poultry 8' cccbs 50c, Green's Fruit Grower COc
All est year for $1.35.
The Pralrlo Farmer 51.00, American Boy $1.00,
Poultry Tribune 50c, Yick'B Magazine 60c
All one year for $1.05.
The Pralrlo Farmer J1.U0, HousefcceperCOc,Vick'a
Magazine Guc, Ponltry Tribune 50c.
Alloae year for $1.80.
All orders for tbese' combinations should bo
sent direct to The Pralrlo Farmer, JRand-McNally
Plag., 160 Adams St., Chicago.
tj. ib or ore
it . buying
m o u s
and are prepared
to serve you as no
other firm can.
and quote prices
that vIU surprise
you when you see
the quality wo put
in all our gar
ments. Our clothing Is
made In clean,
well aired and
shops. When you
buy from us you
get the very best.
Ask for Sample
Book W2 and We
will send you 75
pieces of cloth for
If you want a suit
cut to your special
order ask for Sam
ple Book V2 land
will send 28
Pieces of cloth, also a tape measure and instruc
tions for taking measurements.
Eithnr RnoV VJO nf x,nAr-maA tamnlft OF
V21 of made-to-order sampleswrite to-day.
MontciMisrv Ward Ce.
Michigan Ave., Madison and Washington Sts.
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idual laborer, but-from every other In
dividual. "Belong to the trust, or obey
it," will be absolutely the oniy po'.'sibio
outcomo if the oncroacbmoiite of tbesn
rapacious monsters aro allowed to
on unresisted. In every village, cverv
town, ovcry city. oery Btat uo
American people are nr bicgered an:
insulted and robbed and oonresjui hv
the hundreds of monopolies ana trusts
that the individual cltisen 's reducrd to
a state of indignant but reAedilcas im
potence. Prom a republican nominee ono Uopp
not expect a grea. deal upon the labor
question; and would lo disappointed
if ho did expect II BH from a demo
cratic nominee ono naturally hopes
for a doliverance. Judge Parker's for
mal letter does not recognize that such
a thing as the tabor quart ion exists.
Ho offers no solution of the trouble;
and upon .the calm tide of his smooth
rhetoric there is no suggestion that
civil war smoulders in many a region
of our Christian republic, where cap
ital and labor have taken each other
by the throat. It is true that Judge
Parker thinks taat tariff and reform
would benefit the wago-earner. So it
would, if it were of the right sort. But
Cleveland, once upon a time, sounded
the slogan of "tariff reform" and, after
one defeat, was elected to do the work.
Arthur Gorman was the master-builder
who framed the measure which was
to lessen the burdens of the oppressed
and when Arthur Gorman got through
with the job the burdens of the op
pressed had merely been shifted from
one shoulder to the other. The great
warm-hearted senator from Missouri,
George G. VeSc, wanted coal put
upon the free list, in order that
cheaper fuel could be had by the peo
ple; Arthur Gorman opposed the meas
ure stubbornly in the senate. When
the sugar trust wanted a better rate
than the Dingley bill was about to give
them, S'enator Elkins brought Have
meyer and Gorman together in per
sonal conference; and the trust got
what Havemeyer came for.
And Arthur Gorman is Parker's
The "tariff reform" of the demo
cratic nominee must, therefore, be tak
en with care, and to the Parker letter
of acceptance should be attached the
Gorman tariff act of 1894 as "Exhibit
A," .and the speech of General Joe
Wheoler against that measure as "Ex
What Watson Would Do
If I were president, J would recog
nize that capital and labor have
reached a dangerous antagonism. My
utmost influence would be used to es
tablish a national bureau of arbitra
tion. I would ask combined capital
to choose one man; union labor to
choose another; and I would, myself,
as chief magistrate, chose a third.
Such a board ' of arbitration should
have jurisdiction over labor troubles,
an,d would become a power for good.
That something must be done, and
dono soon, should be clear to all. A
lew more Colorado situations would
precipitate the rule of the soldier, paid
by the corporation, or by the taxpayers
whose state officials are owned by cor
porations. Majority Rule
The people's party advocates the in
itiative, by means of which the peo
ple can originate and pass such laws
as they desire; the referendum, by
means of which they can veto such
legislation as they disapprove; and the
right to cancel the commission of such
public officials as have given dissatis
faction. One of the evils of the present sys
tem is that the people are not con
sulted when laws are to be made; they
only hear of the legislative acts after
they are published. Even fleet-footed
lawyers find it-difficult to keep pace
with the changed constantly being
raado in tho statutes.
The initiative and referendum would
correct most of that; and tho Impera
tive mandato and right of recall would
do a creat deal 'ownrrl imnnin miunn
officers faithful to trust. To cancel tho
commission of tho put-lie servant who
has been recreant tc duty In mild
enough punlshmont If such a power
uu uul given me peopio, then our stat
utes should mako the betrayal of pub
lic trust punishable with tho heaviest
penalties. Wo shoot tho private sol
dier who deserts to the onomy. Tho
extreme penalty is supposed to bo
necessary to deter othors from desert
ing. But when a Fenator or represen
tative or governor or judgo sells bis
vote, or his decision, to tho onomles
of tho people, in violation of solemn
pledges made to tho people who elected
him, is' his crlmo less gravo than that
of tho deserter who is shot?
Cleveland and Shlras 'Should Have Been
If Cleveland had been impeached for
that mysterious bond deal, and Shlras
di-iobed for his flop on tho incomo tax
lascality in high places might havo
slackened lta gait and mended its
The people's party favors tho elec
tion of all officers by tho peopio. For
ono thing, this would bring the federal
judges to their senses, and take out of
their inflated souls tho idea that they
aro earthly editions of Jehovah, The
life-term in offico Is so undemocratic
and so inherently vicious that it is a
matter of astonishment that our fore
fathers established It. It is safe to say
that they failed to realize their peril.
Jefferson alono saw tho deadly danger
which lurked In this autocratic body
of men, and warned tho people of the
(Continued on pago 14.)
If you only knew how ranch" mere
. taonoy you could mako with an
on tho farm, we don't bellore you'd
hesitato a day before buying- one.
Our books about tho Empire Way
of running tho dairy are free. They
point tno way to blccer profits.
Send In you. name.
Empire Cre Separator Ce.
BttttafieM, N. J. Chlcage, III,
$75 to $250
a Month Kalllno
Kf avail rJrbanl andParhar A 8avl rJcturaa,
altOYMirtume, addrett. photo, lodge rtnblrm, etc. under'
neathhwidlw. Stylo lis (like cut) Sfcfn long, I UtAn,
Satly tempered razor ttecl, $1.00. Ct.hotn manyttylet.
Send Jc atamp for arret t HpeeU! OfTrr to Areata.
Olir profits cood eommlulonrnld. I.'icluilro territory,
TfcWOVELTTOVTLERT CO.. Jtar Btrt. OanUB. Ohia. J
Patent Secured wp&jss
9 uiwiii wwvwiuujty fcend lor Kuldcbonk
aad what to latest. Unrrt paMlcstlons tMaedfw
free dlitrlbutloa 1 stents secured by us a4THtts4
free la 1'atmt Kecord h AW PI A COPY TMEK.
Erans, V likens Co., lJept. V, Y,Mfalato, D.O.
shows in NATURAL COLO. ikI
accurately describe 216 rari tics of
fruit. Bend for our terms f distribution.
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THE COMMONER, Lincoln, Nebr.
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That IsHratHr Oaltaalied to pruvent ruatorcorroil on,
ThatlaCOItROto prorido for eon traction and expansion,
That Is Htnng EiioB(b to turn tho most vlclonaonlmaJ,
That ! WetM Chttlj to turn chickens and amaJl plfp,
Thatataples to tho post as you would nail a board,
That eaally adjubta Itself to aJI uneven surfaces,
That la woven In such a manner that compels every wire
to bear Its portion of strain,
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Write for Kree Catalog giving full Information, Address,
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Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R.
has electric-lighted trains, solid vestibuled,
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. and many other advantages. Write to '
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