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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1894)
MAJORS AS GOVERNOR 1
0U Excellent Kccortl Whllo Ac-tlng n
Chirr llxcciithi nn Indication of
What He Will lo When
CGOXOMICAI. KULKS ADOPTED IIY
THE STATE HOARD.
in Absolute Chrrk on All Dishonesty
rianncil anil I'ut Into Execution
by Honest Tom Majors
The assnllnnts o( Lieutenant Gover
nor Mnjor. profess to bo tilled with
grief because Governor Crounse was
cot uceorded u nuiulniitlon for a second
torni, mid Congressman llrynn tool; oc
casion, whllo presenting' the numu of
Judge Holcomb to the recant demo-pop
convention, to ttilcc thu republican par
ty to task for Its fuilurc to thus boihor
tho present chief executive of the state.
The fact that Governor Crounse wns
not n cuiHliilate and declined to btand
for a second tennis persistently mm I
wilfully ignored by these enemies of i
the lieutenant governor. That Gover
nor Crouuso repeatedly expressed his
unwillingness to longer continue in tho
gubernatorial Held cannot bo denied,
and his assertions to that end, made
privately to personal friends as well as
publicly through the press, were sim
ply accorded the consideration by the
republican convention to which they
Thu assertions that tho nomination
of Majors was a rebuke to the honest
and elllclcut administration of Gover
nor Crounsc is the sheerest political
buncombe, and this Is most conclusively
shown to bo the ease when one stops
to consider that It has so happened that
the lieutenant governor has occupied
the gubernatorial chair on numeroub
occasions during thu past two years as
acting governor, ami is really entitled ,
to personal credit for much of the good
worlc of the present administration.
. A htrikimr examnle of this is to bo
found in the records of thu statu board
of purchasu and supplies. No ono has
the temerity to deny that the state in
stitutions have been conducted for thu
past two years on u remarkably eco
nomical basis, or that thu business
methods In voguu could bu emulated to
advantage by many a private enterprise
or institution. New rules regulating
tho purchases of all supplies wore
adopted, and additional safeguards
wcru thrown about thu nuuuul expen
diture of hundreds of thousands of dol
lats for this purpose.
The reeoids at the state house show
that this new system was inaugurated
during the absence of Governor Uounsu
from tho state, when .hioutenant Gov-
cruor Majors, by virtue of his position j
us acting governor, was a nioiiiuer 01 i
tho state board and presided over thu
.'liberations of its meetings, 'to Him,
as niucli us to nny onu individual, is
due credit for tho uuw system, and ills
vote is recorded in favor of tho udop
tlon of such ruluii ns would throw the
most stringent supervision around tho
expenditure of public funds. Appended
1b thu ofticlal record, showing thu posi
tion taken by thu lieutenant governor,
as well ns by the other republican mem
bers of the board, iu favor of business
methods in public atVuirs:
OKKICK OK HoAUll OK l'UltCIIASK
Juno 13, 1803. )
The board of purchase and supplies
met pursuant to call of lion. T. J.
Majors, avting governor.
Present T. Jt Majors, acting gover
nor, ami president of said board, A. It,
Humphrey", commissioner of public
lauds'uud buildings, .). C. Allen, scu't
""of state, George 11. Hastings, attorney
general, nnd .1. S. liarloy, state treas
urer. Thu following rules for tho gov
ernment lif state institutions were read
""and considered as follows, viz:
1: Tlio Nebraska hosplttil of insane.
2,, Tho Asylum for thu iucurublu in
sane. 3. Norfolk hospital for tho Insane.
.Soldiers and sailors home.
57 Statu industrial school for juve
0. Institute for the deaf and dumb.
7. Institute for feeble minded youth.
& Institute for the blind.
II. Industrial home at Mil ford.
10. Homo for tho friendless
11. Girls' industrial school for juve
Fiiist. Each of said institutions
shall make out the estimate for sup
plies as near as can bo ascertained to
meet tho requirements ot tliu institu- bonrd ami approving otiiccrs, ana with
tions for the quarter, und all goods out the otllclal O. K. of all these ofllclals
named in the contract shall be pur- i uo payment is made for even a shade
chased within ten days after the con- roller, u chunk of putty or a pound of
tract shall be'awnrded, where storo nails. His, of course, impossible for
rooms uro provided, except those goods tho olllcials to bo present iu person and
which aro of a perishable nature, and witness tliu delivery of goods and thu
manufactured clothing. i quality of tho same, but the monthly
In caso goods of tho same character inventory that is lequlrcd from each
nro purchased us those under contract institution and tho strict accountabil
but which have not been included in ity to which the otllcers of these institu
tho contract, tho person having tho con- ; tions are hold, is an absolute check on
tract for tliat quurtcr shall havo the , ull dishonesty. In view of this fact,
preference provided always that ho
will furnish said goods at as reasonable
a rutc us thu b;u no can be purchased
Second A bill or invoice shall accom
pany bill of goods delivered to each of
bald Institutions, and thu superintend
ent shall compare goods with thu bill
or invoice ut tho tlmo thu goods aro re
ceived, and hu shall definitely ascer
tain it weights, prices, quantities,
brands, quality and the likento correct
unu in strict uceoruaneo witn mo terms
oi tnu coiuraci, ami u lounu to uu cor-
rcct In every particular, ho shull duly
certificate showing that ho has care-
fullv cmniini-oil until hill with t.li imulu
. .. . ... . . . T. H- -
tliereiu nuineu, vvnicn nuvuuil ocende-
llvercd to the institution und thut thu
samu is just, truu ami correct aim that bills, ami none can question thu muu
the prices therein charged nro in ae-1 agemout that has kept them down to
cordanco with the contract price. After, tho appropriations of the nou-p.irtisan
wmeu tuu uiu siuui uo turneu over to
tho bookkepor, who shall enter tho
same upon tho books of the institution
In a proper manner. All of such bills
or Invoices which said ecrtitieato In
dorsed thereon shall bu kept and pro
.served as a p.irt of the i ccord of tho
Third Tho superintendent of anv
Instlutlon desiring to purchase any sup-
filics for such institution vvnicn nro not
Deluded in contract shall makq a writ
,ieu request to the board of TiurcluiBO
and supplies for permission to purchase
sucli supplies, miming each and eery
item which lie desires to purchase, and
the fund upon which the warrant there
for is to he drawn. No request shall
contain items to be paid for troni more
than one fund. A written order to the
superintendent of an institution for
the purchase of such supplies shall be
Issued by the board of purchase nnd
supplies, before any urtlcle not named
in the contract shall lo purchased, and
upon the receipt of such oritur by the
superintendent lie shall give his writ
ten order to the steward for the pur
chase of the Roods named.
The written older of the board shall
bo attached to the original vouchers to
the board therewith and the order of
the superintendent shall bo retained at
the institution. The same certlllcato
shall be endorsed on the Invoice there
for as is provided for in rule second.
Fourth. That a full, true, perfect
and acciunte set of liooks shall be kept
by said several institutions in which
shall bo entered in a ptopcr and accu
rate manner ail business transaction
between such institutions and all par
ties having transactions therewith.
Such books shall also contain a true
and accurate account showing at nil
times the condition of the several funds
of the institution
Fifth There shall bo kent at each
institution also, n book- to be known as
u warrant book in which shall been
tured the name of each claimant, the
number of e.ich voucher, tho date of
the saufc, also number and date of the
warrant, which shall bo issued thereon,
as well as tho amount thereof and the
fund on which tho same is drawn.
bixth- An invoice book shall bo kept
at each institution iu which shall bo
correctly entered a statement of all
goods received us well as issued or used,
and at the close of each month s.iid su
perintendent shall report to this board
and accurate account of all goods re
ceived, Issued, or used as well as of all
goods remaining on hand.
Seventh. Thesuperlntendentsof tho
several instltutionsaro hereby required
to meet with this board at their regu
Eighth. That all coal and other
commodities sold by weight shall bo
weighed at thu institution where tho
samu shall tie delivered and snail no
paid for according to thosu weights,
jn weighing eoal a scale book shall be
kent which shall consist of dupllcatu
sale tickets with corresponding stubs.
On each shall be entered thu name of
the contractor, kind of coal, date of de
livery, number and initial of car, name
of teamster, name of weigher, gross
weight, weight of wagon and net
The memorandum and coupon ticket I winning light to maintain property
shall be tilled out for each load of coal values and business ercitit. Tho on
us delivered. The coupon ticket shall dorsenient of loptiblioanisin as it exists
be given to tho party delivering tho ' in Nebraska this year means stability
coal, thu duplicate shall bu rutatned and confidence. The eiidoiscmont of
and tilled in tho otllco of tho institu- I populism means the opposite, hot the
tlon. t people make this issue, regaulless of
Ninth. It shall bo deemed sufilclcnt politicians. Let them renliu that pop
grounds upon which to prefer charges i uHsin endorsed in that state this year
! against tliu snperinteiiitunt or stuwaiu
I in- luith (if iiiiv institution In tho statu
i tncre b)M 1,4. articles placed upon tho !
..cti.iuiin for sm-li institution, which
atli I10l .u,jt.d or not intended to be
purchased, or articles omitted there
lrom which uro manifestlv needed or
intended to bo purchased, or tho qunn- I
titv named In such estimate bo e-rossly
disproportionate to the actual needs of
the institution for tliu quarter.
Attorney General Hastings moved
tho adoption of thu rules us read. Mo
tion seconded by Secretary of State
lloll being called, those voting in fa
vor of the adoption of said rules were:
Hon. T. .1. Majors.
Hon. Geo. 11. Hastings.
Hon. J. C. Allen.
lion. J. S. Hartley.
lion. A. It. Humphrey.
On motion of Allen, second by Has
tings, tho board adjourned.
Because of tho stringent rules that
have been adopted to regulate thu
transaction of business iu connection
with tho state institutions, mid the
system of vouchers, checking and cpun-tor-checking
that has been made neces
sary, it is un impossibility for any
crooked worn to be conducted or steal
. . .. .... .
of tho system that has been in vogue
forthe past two years shows conclu
sively that every purchase, be it how-
' ever small, has to comu before tho
tho insinuations and innuendoes of
thoso who ate opposing any or all of
the republican nomiuccb are a slap at
Governor t'rounso and Auditor Mooie.
No one believes or dares iutlmatu that
either of thoso gentlemen has been iu
any way connected with any question
able transaction, and thu utter folly of
charging that such things have oc
curred iu channels which weru open to
them and of which thev must of ueccs
' slty havu known is apparent on tho
veiy luce of things.
m miming uicsu miotiu assertions
regarding the management of publiu
the foolish assumption that each statu
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which lb manifestly not the case.
tho best m-oof of economy is in
jegisiuturo ot two years ago. it was
. to keep the institutions running on a
bed-rock basis that would sucuru thu
most pos6lblu iu return for uvery dollar
expended and udinitoi tno clo-icsi scru-
tiny of every outlay that Thomas J
.Majors assisted In tho formulation and
adoption of tho rules that made that
ecord of economic ( management poss -
bre. Conceding that credit to him is
but tliu demand of common decency.
It is not desired to dcprlvu Governor
Crouuso of tho credit to whluU hu is en-
ing lrom tno state 10 uo earned on to have reached tho position oi pros
without tho connivance of the governor, purity which it now occupies and to
auditor of public accounts and tho have acquired the wealth which it pos
stewards of tho various institutions, as sesses. We havo borrowed vast sums
well ns direct felonious intent and con- of money and still owu a large amount,
duct on thu part of thu mumburs of the 1 That it has iu the main been wisely
board of public lands mid buildings. ' employed is attested by the amount of
No matter how great un effort might visible property within the state. To
be made by any of tho olllcials to ben- i Injure our credit now would bu disas
eiit themsuvelcs financially at the ex- trolls. Farm foreclosures, chattel fore
ponso of tho state, It could not bo sue- . closures, business failures and general
cessful without the connivance of all llnnncini disaster would warn us when
tliu parties through whosu bauds tho , too into of tho grievous mistake wo had
business has to pass. i made. No fanciful notions nor Euro-
An examination of tho records and niun theories should prevail ovcrnctunl
ItED CLOUD CHIEF, 11EI)
titled. In fact it would be impossible
to to do this with the t ccord of his In
cumbency in the gubernatorial ofllce
st(imllngoul so prominently and chal
lenging criticism for economical ad
ministration There would have been
no necessity for thus referring to the
particular work of iiidividu.il olllcials
but for the malicious charges that
Majois would, if elected, play into the
hands of public plundercis hencvor
ho lias been called upon to exercise
personal supervision over the attaint of
state he lias been careful, painstaking
nnd technical almost ton fault, and has
boon particularly vigilar.t to see that
no loophole was left through which
unscrupulous parties might obtain an
advantage or the iuteitsts of thu state
be made to sutler
This is the otllclal record touching
nil matters with which lie has been
connected, and is the pa it can be taken
as n criterion by w hicli to jiidgo the
future, Tom Majois will be the most
c.iieful, watchful and particular gov
ernor thu statu of Nebraska has ever
1 tn li mill I'limnrliil lui'.
The people of Nebraska and Kansas
and iv Jew Iowa districts will make a
mistake if they do not lculio that the
Issue in this election is one of business
and financial credit The taiilt is an
important issue, generally speaking,
but It Is not as Important in states like
Nebraska as the one of the restoration
of ordinary business conllilence. The
personalities of the candidates are also
Hut Instead of striking the real issue
many papers nnd ui.iny speakers in
Nebraska, are discussing the personal!
tlesof tho candidates. If they nro wlsu
they will put all other matters astdo
and' maku thu issue along thu lines of
financial credit. That state Is still la
embryo. It has not yet reached ono
half of Its glory in an industrial sense.
F.verv voter oinrht to ask himself,
what eltect will the success of the re
publican party or of the populist party
iiavu upon tho reputation of the state
abroad, upon those whose money and
whose labor, in the form of settlers,
tind upon thosu who want to build and
borrow and develop'.' Tho business In
terests that are suffering, the commer
cial credit that Is bleeding at every
pore those are the real issues The
struggle in Nebraska is not personal,
it is not a general political struggle. It
is a business struggle and Nebraska is
either going U como out still more
crippled, or strong enough to regain
her former position as a state for tho
investment of capital.
It docs seem as if the people of that
state will realize this and will tight a
will mean a loss 01 minions, aim n niss
if .niillili-iu'c that tell vears can hardlv
overcome. Democrats interested in
their state slioulil i eallo mat mo mucus
ciiunut mean as much to them as the
law of credit. The south Is recovering
from noinilism. Will tho west throw
away tho opportunity it this year has
to redeem itsolf from wild financial
theories which have already meant the
loss of millions. Dcs .Moines Kcglstcr.
Our Credit I Our t'npltnl.
It should be borne iu mind that this
is not a national campaign. While the
noble principles of our grand party aro
dear to every icpublican's heart this
year, we have an issue of such vast and
overshadowing importance to our state
that all othcrsaro for the time eclipsed,
it must not be forgotten that this is
sue presents itself to every citizen of
the state and no one is debarred from
participating iu the contest. While
good men and wise may honestly differ
on the great questions of national im
port, all such must agree that tho cred
it of our peoplu and tho reputation of
our state is of llrst importance to every
i man in ftobraska, regardless ot poll
, tics. Withouteredit it would have re
. o uired a hundred years for this statu
- . ..'. ... .
nnd existing facts. To elect any pop-
ulist ticket, whatever may lie thu can
didates, will endanger and surely in
jure thu credit of every man in Nebras
ka. THIS. THAT AND THE OTHER.
Collodion was llrst used in photogra
phy by Archer in 1851.
Iu parts of Pom taxes uro paid In
cocoa leaves and Peruvian bark.
"Pilgrims' Progress" hns boon trans
lated into t!03 dialects and languages.
An authority claims that there aro
now more than 50,030 miles of ocean
When a Kusslan family movo they
carry lire from tho hearth iu the old
homo to that in the new.
The bank of Japan hns a capital of
20,000,000 yens. Tho value of tho yen
is about thu samu as that of the silver
. A resident of Tuscaloosa county,
Ala., is tho father of eleven children,
hix being school teachers and tho oth-
er tlvu atiuiiding school.
T, Wcst jniiun miirratorv l is
tho onljcruitue that is born lu tho
r-Ull, Iliawiies ill uesil Wlltur, Ulld
passes its utum tuu on num.
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' Albert Ha.un of Darlington, Pa.,
aged It years, used an uuibrolla to
mako a parachute descent from tho
top of tho barn. Thu uuibrolla col
lapsed, and thu boy had two ribs und
one leg broken.
Diver Palilborg of Now London
Conn., found a ring owned by Mr.
I Webb of Now York eitv, lu twenty
fiVo foot of water recently. Webb
wus ynci,tntf whon tho
b , t, t t, (
,. ' , ,
ring fell over-
it scorns almost wonderful.
Golden opportunities do not travel by
CLOUD, NEBRASKA, 1801.
GRAND OLD PARTY.
A CHEAP WAY OF PAYING AN
liiilrm in lllini'i srUr" In Itrl'Mt
tinliMtrl-M - Very I'li-iUilc lliltn;
Mrnliil mil Mont I'liliiiliini -i-rvi'il t p
In l'iiti!lt liii-r.
t'lmlrm in VV llnn Dliihtt;.
What sickly and -Illy m ntiniontul
isin! Hero uro member- of the Doino
era tic congressional coiitmlttci' und
Senator Faulkner of West Virginia, In
u dreadful state of mind because the
free traders of London Invited llopro
sentiitlw Wilson, chairman of tin
Democratii' committee of ways und
liieiiii-, to u grand banquet. The
roiirti'.-y appears to p-oplc on thi
shli u cheap way of piijliigu big
debt, und et iu it- fashion tin honest
und manly way. Chairman Wilson
has served the llritlsh industries mid
Hiiti-h i-oinmetiv ls'tter than
an other man in this
country for the last thirtx
jear.s, v.xeopt President Cleveland, and
the piesldeiit did not hup en tube
iu London and within range of honor
or social courtesies. Mr. Wilson was
there, and in some remark- recentlv
published graciously informed hl
ltrltish friends that the light for hee
trade nn till-side ha- only ju-t b.'gun,
and that he and his part'.v mean to do
a great deal better than they .vet have
ilone iu the vvuj of promoting lti-iti-.lt
Instead of American Industries. It
would have been shabby in the last
degree if such distinguished perform
ance and such gratifying promises hud
not been thought worthy of recogni
tion The trouble with the Democratii
congressional committee and with
Senator Faulkner Is that they have
been trying to deceive somebody und
Chairman Wil-ou lets tho eat
out of tlu bag. They have
been protending iu some part- of
the countr.v und especially In
the mining region- of West Virginia,
that tho Democratic emigres- und it
ehairmau of the committee on
ways und means have earned und.ving
gratitude b.v protecting American in
dustries, utterly in contempt f Demo
cratic pledges. Duties on Iron ore
and coal remain, thomdi Chairman
Wil-on and the Demoeratie house did
tlioir best, or pri-tenf!" d to do their
best, to get fro trade iu both. Itis
true that the duties are only uboul
half those Imposed by the liepiiblieau
tniill, and foreign competition Is f(-lt
already in tho depression of wages,
und I- -lire to he felt iu all tin- Atlan
tic states, if not further inland, when
business revive- enough to give mine
operators or mine workers a clmnii
to get a decent living, hut the Demo
crats have found It convi nlent to su
that those duties on i mil and iron ore
were graeiiiiislv retained by the etl'nrts
of Democrats In the sena'te. and that
other purtlulh. protective duties on
gin-,., miiniifnetiiros of iron nnd steel
and uiaiiiifaetiiie- of cotton mid wool
were In the same way retained.
It is when the Democrat are en
gaged in Itofooliug voter.- to the best
of their ability, and pretending to be
protectionists In the initios and free
traders on the cotton plantation-, that
Chairman Wil-on recklessly o.mseuts
to bo wined und dined by the Hrilish
free tradon. in honor of his great ser
vices. One must admit that it is try
ing for tho committee, say- tho Xmv
York Tribune, but would not have
been if the ooininlttoo hud not tried to
client anybody. Had the plain truth
been told In ovorv part of tho country
ullke, hail it h'ou iniiiln known Unit
Chairman Wilson of West Virginia,
agreed to take oil' the dutle- from coal
and iron in the house, with the pri
vate understanding that two Demo
eratie senators might get the credit of
putting them baek, ut least in part,
pos-ibh the fno tiaders might not
I ave been so enthusiastic over Mr.
Wil-ou. und tin voters or Wo-d Vir
ginia, if u little ili-g-i-ted, might not
have I n so angr.v.
The Wilson tnrili was for the bono
llt of Hritinh Industrie- uirl trade, nev
ertheless, and if It did not go us far n--ome
gieedy iiianiifaetuiors on the
other side desired, it wont far enough
to clo-e forty per c ut of tin- iron pro
ducing works Iu this countr.v. For so
much llrlton- mo prop-rl grateful,
und they rejoice the more' to he as
siiicd that the struggle hii-onlv be
gun, and thut free trader- in'thi
country have far grainier victories for
Croat Ilrltaln .vet in store. The oulv
question is whether the voters will
greet tho victory Iu the past, and the
oilier victories promised Uw tho fu
' tiiro. with an enthusiasm equal to that
whicii welcomed Mr. Wilson at tin
'I hi'j llmi't Count,
t It I- estimated that there aro in the
CulV'd States soul Sim, HUH more or
loss clop ndoiit upon wool-growing for
their means of living. Allowing live
pi-nous for o.ich farmer, this makes
1,011(1,(1 id people who are Injuriously
allotted hi pluo.n' wool on tho free
list. Yet tho Democrats and -inuo of
the Populi.ts sneer at tho wool Indus
tr.v a- a thing of llttlo con .cqtionc.- an
1.. ..t ..!... I .' ..
lliinnri") in proici-MUIl, Ienvoi- UO
'I In-) I n-iU lilt fur Milliliter One.
Free trade Kuglmul has Imliioed
Japan to Ini-rcaso it- titrilT on im
portations from tho 1'nlteil I-tuto-.
Japan ha- Icon allowing us an ad
vantage, but In-reafti r the duties will
be the same as thosi c.vnctct! from
I'ngland. A':1. Hull's theories uu po
litical eiouomy uro beautiful; hlu pr.n-.
tlces are selllsh hi tile oMreme, not to
Su illiniums lii-siii-lmli- (or i In hi
All it tonis iiiig v -ii iic hash u i.d
mill ste i I to v -Mil, nt ( ie. i ,ni i u
tho uiutiia'loii --f the Di lain r .'ie
campaign houi; in o.-d v to o.p itio
his famous letters to Koirosontuttvo i
Wilson an 1 ditchings. Ilo need not
Is downcast, however. The liepiib
lieau managers and the Hopuhlicui
pi oss will not penult the countr.v ti,
forgot thine notable letters Thev uiv '
chock full of lli'st-elass eampah'ti mut
ter for the liepiiblieau pai t.v. and will '
M certain to have a wide oireulatlou.
I'nt'ty perlld.v mid party dishonor,"
"the communism of p-lf" an I "tliu
deadly blight of trea-ou iu tho coun
sels of the bravo" are too good thing
to lose. Thev will not be lost.
Another Ilo from Donnilv's pnp-r.
but another good sp. clmcii of ,i. '
diet on which those who load such ,
works of notion uro obliged to sub-,
sist. It savs that the Fast hits, been
living for "vears on the blood of tho i
West, nnd mid- thill en. .Hut mm .,.,,-
pose- to take uwa.v oven the right of
siillrago. Thou it print- thi- iiivolnus
bit of imagination, following tue '
worn-, "we quote.
The totile workers of Massachu
setts havo been made an oiler for re
emplo,viii"nt by the mill-owner-. In
till- offer is un it on-clad pledge that
deprive-each and every voter of his
right of franchise for live .vears.
Plutocracy epcetn in live .vears to
havo tile tollers so Hrmly uuiler their
control thai further resistance to thu
cdlets of capital will be useless."
"Wo quote." That Is a familiar
and cowardly wa.v of lutiodiicing u lie
too outrageous to be fathered, sa.vs
the St. Paul Pioneer Pros-. Of course
it is not said from what source tho
quotation Is taken. If the words over
saw tho light iM'fore, It was in some
publication us gladl.v and unctuously
mctiiluclous us that from which wi
have taken them. Now the llrst sug
gestion that any one gets from them is
that there cannot boa nian so ignorant i
as not to laugh at them. There ought
not to be a man who does not know
that such an iim cement u- I- here
mentioned I- Impos-iblo. That even
If nny oinplo.vor oists who would de
sire to oMiet the condition, which Is
itself contrar.v to ica-on, the contract
would bo illegal and void and the per
son trying to enfoioo it punishable a'
law. The statutes of .Miis-uehu-ett
are particularly severe on ollcii-c.
against tho free overeiso of tho elec
tive franchise If tin oinplo.vor
were sillv enough und wicked
enough ti do what in cmiitcil to him
above ho would oulv nut hliu-olf
whollv in tho power of his employe:
who would havo to do uo mine than
go to tin nearest authority anil de
nounce 1 1 1 in whenever ilisHltisllcd.
The invention, thcr- font, Is u pro us
terous one. Hut think of tho mental
and moral condition of the men who
nn fed on this sort of stuff altogether,
iu th" papi r-i that they read und thu
s oho- to which tlio) listen! When
ono remember- that, linger at popular
ignorance mid fanaticism vanishes,'
und plt.v take Its place. Hut what
place in the various circles' of "iho
Inferno should ho reserved lor the
man found vile enough to prostitute
the great gift of the freedom of tho
pros-to the elrculutlou of broadsides
of falsehood, lu the hope of stirring,
enough v ilr pas-ioii to clear his own
vay to some coveted plnoo of fat pick
ings und stealings?
'I tin lli-iinii-riitli- C.iiiiii.iIbii
Mr. Vest Follow oitlens of Jack
sou couut.v . I am proud to say to jou
to-da.v that I helped lo friuiio uiid'ou
uet the Demoeratie taiill law, a meiH-i
un which wipes out the iniquitous
MoKlulo.v not und which redeem- tho
pledge- of the Democratic party for
reducing taxation on the nece-saiies
of life It lias restored conlideuco and
I- rapidly bringing about u resumption
of hii-ines- and inci eased prosper'ty
Chairman I will next introduce
to .vou your representative In thr-
lower house of congress, tin Hon.
John C. Tarsiioy.
Mr. Tiii-suey Follow citions of
luok-oii county: I went to the Fifiv
tliird congress pledged to work for
the Microti eiiu-e of tai-ifl reform, and
I did so in sea-on and out of M-a-on.
When the Infamous measure known it?
the perlidy und dishonor bill, ci'ine
from tho senate I voted against It, and
that vole i- tin proudest of nn life
That bill Is a cowardly repudiation of
Dciiiim imo.v's pledges to tho people,
tin- result of i orrupt barters with tin
-.rent coi-nor.it Ions, und a lu-iltig
-hnmo to that branch ofcongresscliie:
l,v responsible for It. (Applii'i-c.) -Kansas
A ViT.' i'IkmIi'ii IIiIii-;
The Poiuncra's of -oittii Caiol i.
mot In stn'o iimvouCon. loiKei. o. c
tin olitlc.il situatl-m an 1 l u-n lm' U .
(loclarcd for free und imliui t I mln
age of silver. At tho aino tun tho.
ii fused to indor-o the cdintuistr.itimi
of (.rover Cleveland, und in l d, could
be lo-ttrii'iiod from deiioiinchig it onl.v
b.v tho most iudu-tr'nits ei'o.-ts of tic
'iho Democrats of (lino met in siuil
lar couvoiitioii, al-o -urvojifl the po
litical Hold, mid il clar.-d for the fi
mil unlimited cein igo of th wiui
mntal. lint e.seept upon tho hilv--r
is-uo thoy oor.Hiilly Indor-ol tli'"vvi-i
anil statesina-iliUo" eoiir-o of thoo--eupant
of th" Whitu liou-e.
What a ilevihlo thing th Doiiu era'
le bai-klion is' Phllaiolphl.i In piii' -r.
He -liuiilil lie Slnrn Iii-iiiiisjii-i t.
V.'lii'ii Governor MoKIuley ariivii.
ut Ka'iiii-City ho shook bund- with a
I'lillinan porter uud stud gool-b. lo
him. I low can the prnti "tlon c'lani-
ploll e.pi ct to escape the illlilVe nj
i'oi-uoblilng with pint icr.iii whn Ii
boliuvos o iiiiU-criiutly?
A I. iMiltllilc Vi-ir.
"A Iteillllli!.l.l I 11 Is 1 1 a- A It
s.t " wa th i i o ii -. il.i
tin i tn it town
-I ..in "lull a
a' -i uu
,l"ll' I.ll I till
tWcepSllrf pilWi ,
I i t piu iioin -nul.
Vn l)tircr Itrnunn r Hint -'Imllrcl
l.eiifjr ipliv Willie it t M hniil.
Tho tall girl with tho yellow hnlr
and vviilto dress hud announced hor
Intention ol having fun with tho
young Fiigllshiuan who was a guest
at tho lioii-o where sho was staying.
Hit had but lately arrived In this
country and was hero for a fow days
on his way to a lolsuroly Inspection
of tho West, "I suppose. Mr. Chol
iiutdley," tho tall girl said when sho
got her purpose victim ranged up
bosldo a lot of othnr girls who wanted
l0 H0U '" mmr tl,u f"" ."' "P!"io
.von lliul this ooimtry miioli tlllTorunt
,rom '''(-'l""'"'" , ,
11"l,ll,'ml' 1 do. ' ropllod tho ymng
''W'is.inuiti. l'"i"o.y. "" " very
,U,Tm'0,lU1 ... ,,.,
'- i" Jn nun ii.
"I hardly Know yot. I have soon
hut very little of It, you know."
Disappointed, uroirt you"'
'I can't -nv that I am."
"Weren't yioi grieved becnuso you
didn't tlnd any Indians in Central
park iu Now York waiting to scalp
unwary Krltous? You siiroiy thought
Indians would be there."
"Pardon mo, but I had uo such
"Well, you oxpuctod to hunt buf
falo on Long island, I'll bo nound,
and looked for cowboys and Mexi
cans on the wharf, to say nothing of
bears ami deer in the Kattery?"
You mo entirely mistaken I ex
pected to lind none of the things
you have mentioned ''
"Hut you didn't know how largo
this country was You had an Idea
confess now that you lould run
up to llutlalo lu halt an hour from
"1 know It was a ton hour rido."
Tho tall girl was rather illscon-
corted bv this time, hut she bit her
lips and continued thu battle Had
uo idea of going out to California
mil back on tho same day?"
Didn't think that most ol tho
people hero were savages, and
dressed in skins when tho,) dressed
at all i""
"Cortainly not "'
"All our habits, customs and In
stitutions wore -trango mid o'ltlaud
ish to you, uo i oubl.'"
Soiuu of I hum strange, but iiiino
uf them outiau ith "
Tho girl wa- nonplus- o.l The
! olhoc oiiis wore Iuul'IiIiil' ut. hor dis-
i comlituro She norviouslv twisted
mil iiulwlstol her liaiulkm chief and
tlually sal I "Woll, you am a quuer
sort of uu Knglishman. How is it
you know so inuehV '
Iu tones iuy enough to cause a drop
iu temperature thu young F.nglish
man replied Heeause.inis-. I studied
googrnphv when I was at school."
Then v.iillo tho tall girl blushed red
lis a peony, ho continued "I also
htitdie I deportment. something which
1 four, was not iuclii 'oil iu your cur
Thu tall girl was so mortllloW- iluvt
tho didn't leave hur room for two
'I lii-nrj of Cri-iitlim.
What makes you thlui: that man
was created after woman V"
Just this- If man had boon
created llrst ho would probably Ira,
wanting a woman yot. Hut woman
being created first, and making up,
tier mind that sho wanted a man,,
thoru was nothing to do but to trot
ilm out iu tho shortest possible
siiililiin ( iiiillriiiril.
Povvoll I seo by your sign that
you aro a dispensing chemist
Chemist -Yos, sir.
Powell- What do vo dlsponuo
Chemist With accurac), sir.
Powell I thought so. Thu Inst
proscription I had madu up hero
uoarly killed my wlfo. Truth.
Iu miming their war ships the 1,'hln
rse had an eye li political elf cot.
"Ting Yuen" menus "Future ."secur
ity"' uud "('hen Yuen" Is tianshited
"Guarding the Future."
It is said that In ton years the city
of Nashville lost SlO.ooo.Oim In vuiiou:
boom schemes and wild speculation
ventures, uud of this vast sum not ten
per cent was spent at home.
There is a storo lu Now York where
a person may have a song set to
muslu while ho waits for llfty cents or
$1, the price depending on the time it
tukus for the lightning composer to
satisfy the applicant.
Italian grape cultiiiists aro now
making illuminating oil from grape
seeds, from which thoy gut a product
of from ten to llftucu per cent. It is
clear, colorless and inodorous, and
burns without smoke.
An Auburn, Me., woman. expccU
lug a cousin of hor husband whom sho
had never seen, introduced a book
ugunt to her household, made him
kiss the children, invited him to the
best room to cool oil' und was simply
astounded when he began to talk bus
iness. Tho mosquito plant of Jiipiiu Is so
called hec.iuse it emits u sucruthm
whoso odor tittrnuts inoiqultos if
swarms, i no insects uro entriyP'
In tliu ll lid once they put tlieVt'''
boscls Into it ami millions of J' T
gethcr with vast swarms of J ,
lllt,, ... 1IU...II.UU IV
(llfl.tt ltl-11,-1- LltflLflt,
,I..L fix.. . I...., .....,..! 1... , ""- -'MO
'V i .i . . I'ltlstleal
records that has beoni' . "
century Is thut by 1 u" " "' "
I dunition of life am
o iiiiciuntf roc-
found on going o
that in the
ords of thu
t class wns hut
. ,'ars- t 7 V"t,!U,,th Cl,try
I h'. J J T A1' y roaoh the fa-
. ...v. .i.-d;ik Ol ,7
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