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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF, FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1895.
The populist convontlon has boon
called for August 24th,
Tup. political situation Is brightening
every doy for tho republicans. Wo are
tired of isms and tho democratic party.
Givo ub tho republican party and pros
Tun board of supervisors got thoir
foot into u hornet's nest when thoy cut
tho bills of assessors. Tho usBOBSors
will probably suo tho county and got
their money. Tho board is penny wise
and pound foolish.
Sincb tho publication of our last issue
tho pop board of supervisors have been
enjoined from paying the S95 to privuto
partios in tho contest suit of Whito ot
al vs. Thompson. It was a rotton pieco
of legislation, and should bo disavowed
by good pcoplo.
Oivk the country protection, rcpubli
can administration, moro manufactories,
tho laboring men work, and times will
bo bottor and monoy plenty. Our labor
ing men nood moro silver, but they need
protection, and if thoy havo tho latter
they will havn moro of tho formor.
The London capitalists aro not only
anxious to uuy our government bonds,
but they aro also oagor to purchase our
first-class railroad bonds at good pricep.
Not long sinco, the Pennsylvania road
sold a 85,000,000 iesjo of i per cents
ovor there, and now the Lehigh VBlloy
is about to sell 8G,0C0,000 of 5 per cents
in that market. Such transactions in
dicate very clearly that in Europe as
woll as in Amorica, it is not boliovcd
that the domocrutic party can possibly
olocttho next president.
Judok Boal cannot be elected as judge
of the 8th judicial district. As n man
tho judgo is all right, but as a Judicial
ofllcer ho is a failure. He lacks tho
backbone that is necessary in ouch an
important position. The contest case
should novor havo had one iota of
standing in court, yet ho failed to
dissolve the injunction. Some future
tirao the injunction is liable to causo
trouble unless the case is settled. We
cannot see tho necessity of continuing
the injunction when tho contest is
thrown out ot court.
BiulncHN mid (lie Crops.
The crops are always an important
factor at this timo of tho year in the
business situation and they were never
moro promising in midsummor than thoy
are at present. Corn's mndltinn to ..,.
- avavu JUb
at 99 3 by tho agricultural department,
wnicn is nigner than it was for many
years at this timo; winter wheat's is G5.8,
and spring wheat's 1022. Tho low fig
uro for wintor whoat, ofTsot by tho high
one for th spring variety, will make the
aggregate whoat yield from 450,00o,COO
to -ns.OOO.OOO bushel, or au average
crop. Corn, howover, promises to beat
all records. The condition nnd acreage
moan n yiold of over 2,nOO,000,C( 0 bush
ols, which is about L00,000,000 in excess
of any provlous production, and almost
doublo last year's yiold, which was 1,
200.000,000. In nearly all the other great agricul
tural produots, too. tho condition ib hot
ter than it has been in any recent year
at this time. Tho mark assigned to bar
ley is 91.9, to potatoes 98.G, to tobacco
85.9, to oats 83.2, to cotton 82.1, and to
ryo 80.7. Fruits in general which do not
figure in the agricultural department's
reports, are also in good condition. Not
withstanding the low prices, probably
tho value of tho products of tho farm,
orchard and plantation in 1893 will bo
larger than it has been in uny ono of
tho past half dozen years. For some of
tho cropB mentioned, of courso, harvest
is a month away yet, and for corn it is
two months away, and thoro aro chuncos
of damage by unfavorable weather, but
the general outlook is much more en
couraging than it was in many years at
this date. The prospects for corn in par
ticular, which is the country's most Im
portant crop, Hro especially gratifyiog.
Largo crops, which mean an increased
Income for farmers, fruit growers and
planters, jikewise mean un abundance of
food for the people at reasonable prices.
They mean ulso nn increase in tratllc
and income of tho railroads, which will
necessitate the employment ot more mon
and the disbursement of more money in
"'K' " win rorce a growth in rail
road construction, which has been at
very low figures in tho post two years,
and will increaco the demand for iron
and steel products. The iron market is
Blroady active, As reported by the
"Iron Age," the 172 furnaces at work
on June 1, producing 157,224 gross tons
a week, grew by July 1 into 188 furnaces
and 171,194 tons. This is CO per cont
greater than the product IbbI year at
this timo. In overy department of busi
ness a largely Increased produotlon as
compared with the corresponding time
in 1894 is reported. From present indi
cations the fall trade of 1895 will roach
tho levol of that season in 1891 and 1892
beforo the convulsion of 1893 was in
Think of this. Hood's flaraaparilla is
the oBly trae blood purifier prominently
In the pnblio eye today, It cores dlseuso
whon all others fall, became it makta
Hood's Pills euro jauudioe, bilioUBuosu,
Blok headaoho, constipation and all liver
Ir tho city is goiog to bo a stickler for
law, lot it be that way in ovory depart
ment and tho people will say "umen."
The state oil inspector has been ad
ding to his salary by playing into the
hands of tho Standard Oil Company.
Ahundant rains have mado the farm
ors rejoice this season, and Webster
county is going to havo a magnificent
crop. Wobster county has 75,000 acres
of corn, and a safe cstimato would put
the corn yield at from one and a half to
two million bushels.
What a contruut 1 One year ago to-'
day tho hot winds from Kansas wore
cutting down ovory vestigo of vegotation
in tho stale, and tho farmers' hopes went
glimmoring. To day, twelve months
later, the prospect is far different. Good
corn on ovory band. Surely, wo have
much to bo thankful for.
The Chief behoves that tho republi
can party of this city should resort to
primary elections this year instead of
the caucus. The caucus affords too
many chances for disreputable politi
cians to put up job. Republicans, who
havo no jobs to put up, aro in favor of
tho primary way to select delegates.
The Hobron Journal, published by E.
M. Corroll, ib twenty-four years old and
novor missed an issuo. The journal is
suroly a legal paper. The Oiuek, which
is in its twenty .fourth year, has never
miBEcd an issuo, nor a square meal. Our
best wishes, Bro. Corroll, for continuod
prosperity. Tho Journal is a good pa
per. Fito.M all ovor tho tenth judicial dis
trict comes tho cheering news that tho
Hon, Jas. McNcny of this city is the
favored candidate for district judge.
Mr. McNony is, no doubt, tho best
trained and best read lawyer in tho dis
trict, when everything is taken into con
sideration. As a judge, he would havo
few superiors. The dignity of the court
would be upheld at all times. The
Chief behoves Mr. McNeny will receive
the nomination and, if ho docs, he will
"Orange UloMom" is n iminlees euro for
nil dieoneea peculier to women. Hold
frcali by C. L. Cotting.
- - -
To the Euitok: 1 hoard it proclaim
ed from tho pulpit, recently, that "a man
might bo so fiercely tempted to commit
murder ob to require a bravo strugglo on
his part to resist, and yet coruo out of
the conflict sinless."
Now, just how a mun could entortain
tho thought of tho commission of bo
foul a crime, until it kad become a pur
poso ot his own, without possessing an
evil mind, is the question. I do not
think that every evil thought that Hits
across the path of the mind and is as
quickly banished as it came is sin.
But, for a man to concoive tho thought
of murder, and entortain that thought
until after n strugglo to drivo it away,
and yet remain originally pure ot heart,
would bo, I think, unscriptural.
In the same discourse it was contend
ed that "somo temptations emanate from
within, whilo others corao from without."
I prcsumo tho proaohor mount that tho
lusts of tho flesh nro sot in motion only
as wo come in contact with such things
as present themselves to our minds, and
not that outside influences have the
power to drivo mon into wrong doing.
Now, if a man is living in harmony with
tho laws ot God none ot these outsido
suggestions can taint hie moral char
acter. From the nature ot things, both
good and evil uro continually before us,
but tho test of our moral rectitude is
that of choosing the good and rejecting
If, on the other hand, temptations Can
bo, through some unseen outside power,
thrust upon us. until they bocomo a nart
otour purposes, without our consent, and
wholly against our wills, then indeed
might we become iufected through no
rauit or our own.
But such, eccmlncrlv. is not tho man-
and honco our individual accountability
to a higher power. I find a bag of gold
lying in my path, and tho thought of
appropriation suggests itself to my mind,
only to bo banished as quickly as It
canio; and no sin attachos.
But I curry it home, and, attor a soro
and bitter oxporience, flnnlly triumph,
and iidvertieo for tho owner.
Does not tho vory fact of my deliber
ation suggest tho thought that I was
not so puro minded as I should have
beenr Then, when I am wolghed in tho
balances, what excuso shall I offer fsr
living in a etuto bo out of harmony with
God's laws, as to havo thus entortainod
the thought ot acting dishonestly
I do not know by what alcheralstlc
process I could bo accountod free from
moral taint, if I entertained tho thought
of defrauding a fellow being, whose loss
I had discovered. I think the hotter
doctrino would bo that, tho ovil thoughts
mon nd women come not from that
mythical gentleman commonly callod
tho devil, but that they emanate from
Wo cannot avoid tho use of our soneos:
wo soo and hear and taste and smoll and
touch, but that does ntpre-8uppose the
sp-oallod fact that wo aro helpless, and,
through their exorciso, bocomo contami
untod, jndopendontly of our moral powers
of resistance. I do not write these
thiugB for tho sole purposo of provoking
controversy, but because ministers, even
may not always teach In a manner con
ducivd to tho good of society.
John M, Ciiaffjn.
ALONE, PLUCKY JOHN DUSS FOUGHT
THE BATTLES OF TROUBLED
Like Cromwell of Old Heroic ItflTorts
to Itrntorn n Semblance of Order
Out of 'lino Society Burdened
wltli llebla J calamity Within nnd
lagrntltndo Without Freely
Sliown IntercatliiK RtoryTold by
Thcro is a passage in Hood's biog
raphy of Cromwell in which tho his
torian speaks of the many enemies who
tried to destroy the great commoner,
and how he successfully met their va
"Numberless little coteries of hiss
ing snakes and hissing cols were wrig
gling and twisting toward desired em
inence. As wo havo haid Cromwell
never was a republican Icsb se now
than ever. Shouts of 'Usurporl' 'Ty
rant!' 'Traitorl' 'DcocivcrI' from the
factions; 'Detestable wretch I' 'Mur
dorerl' woro mot by the calm lightning
of that deep, clear, gray eye. 'Very
likely, gontlemen; just as you please
about all such pleasant epithets.
Meanwhile, understand that I am hero
somehow or other. 1 have somo no
tion that I havo been put hero by tho
Eternal God, who raiseth up and cast
eth down. Noblo natures, you will
please to understand that I am ruler
here to savo you from dummy eels or
hissing snakes; and you, Mesiicurs
Kelt and Snakes, put youraclf into the
smallest compass, if you please, or by
the Eternal God that sent mc so mica
the worse for you.'"
It must have been souiethingof the
same quality of determination and tho
same kind of courage which has ac
tuated John Duss, of tho Economite
Society, to fight its battles during the
last four or five years. The work ho
bat had to do required tho most in
domitable will power, the most posi
tive kind of courage.
RKADs LIKE A ROMANCE.
The story of bis experiences sinoe
he assumed charge of affairs is really
something oat of the common. He
wsuld not give it to mo as I wanted it.
Ilis objections to being interviewed
concerning either himself or the old
Harmony Society; liia trials and diffi
culties, the present society and its
prospects were as emphatio as theywere
decisive, but warming to tho subject
he eventually told a great many inter
esting things concerning the society
aad the property which has been the
subject of so much litigation during
the last five years or so. It was a
story of the most uncommon interest
and best told by the man Mr. Dubs
himself who haB playod so prominent
a part in it.
If it all be true, and there dees net
seem to bo the slightest reason in tho
world why it should not be, John Ours
has gone through an experience in
that short life of his the like of whioh
osmes into tho life of but few en.
It is but small wonder that the
strongly marked lines which give his
face so muoh character aro those
whioh ought to come only with 50
years instead of te a young man whose
age is but 35. Few men there are
who would have come through tho
"oonfliot," as Mr Duis terms it, as
well as ho has done. When I spoke
to him of it he said:
NO TIME TO THINK OP IT.
"I wonder at it myself sometimes.
They say human nature don't bear up
beyond a certain limit. I would like
to know what iny limit is. For two
years, however, I had not the oppor
tunity to think about it. I had to
hold up, although I seldom was able
to eat a meal in the manner it should
have been eaten."
"Won't you tell The Dispatch of
your experiences in those days? The
publio is interested, not only in your
solf, but in tho old Economito Society,
whioh has been so familiar to Pitts
burgers during theso many years."
"I well know it to bo a subject of
quite general curiosity to know what
is to become of the Eoonomito Society,
For yoars no new members have boon
received, aud marriage being tabooed,
the question of what was to beoomo of
the sooiety and its members us they
died out was one of the widest and
oftentimes the wildest conjecture Al
most tho entire publio has given itself
up to prophcoy on this sooro. It was
frooly given forth years ago that when
old Fathor Henrici died tho Eoonomito
Sooiety would dio with him. As every
body well knows evory prophet wants
his proahcoios to come true, It is
really a disappointment if they dtnot.
TBX PROPHETS WKRE DISAPPOINTED.
"St whon Father Honrioi died and
tho socioty bade fair to still continuo
thercQwai much disappointment on
the part of the products, They really
were grieved that it should eoino to
pass that anyone strong and able
to maintain the organization should
happen to appear just at the right
timo. The sooioty still remains. It
isn't even prosptrous, but it holds to
gether nevertheless, and therein to
somo extent lies tho full meed of my
"I should have allowed tho society
to go out of existence. Had I dono
so I would have satisfied all tho pro
phets and gained them to my side,
perhaps; although it would bo inter
esting to know just exaotly what use
they would havo been to mo under tho
"Somotimes it seemed almost amus
ing I would havo enjoyed it had not
tho odium and calumny cast upon mo
bcon so bitter and poisonous. Tho
publio prophets appeared to bo purely
and simply mad because their pro
phecies did not como true. Of course
publio sentiment was reflected by tho
press, as I fear tho press was only too
oftea reflected by publio sentimont.
The worst of it was that it should bo
so when tho exigencies of tho complex
finanoial difficulties I was laboring
called for tho opposite."
SHOCKED BY A DISCOVERY.
"When was it that you discovered
tho true state of the financial affairs
of tho society?"
"About a year before Father Hen-
''Did the discovery astonish you?"
"Well, I should say it did. It fair
ly took mo from my feet when I ac
cidentally disoovered that tho stcietv
was indebted to different banks to the
extent of about $300,000. But that
was nothing compared to tho later de
velopments, which showed the Indebt
edness to be about $1,500,000."
"How was it that this indebtedness
was so long unknown to even tho se
ciaty?" "Through the fact that both tho so
oiety and the orcditors had the most
unlimited confidence in tbe business
probity of good old Father Henrici.
lie was generally thought to be the
shrewdest of men, who had all tf tho
business affairs of the society well in
hand, and that ho had unlimited re
sources of capital, as well as the sccur
ity of valuable real estate bnck of him.
He oould have gotten anything.,,
"Well, was not the sojictv in vorv
good condition, financially, at ene
(To bo Continued.)
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ICopvrlsthted, W by W.T. Poster.!
St. Joseph, Mo., July 27. My
Inst bulletin gave forecasts of the
storm waves to cross tho continent
from July 28 to Aug. 2. Tho next
will reach the Pacific coast about Aug.
3d, cross tho western mountain
oountry by oloJo of 4th, the great
central valleys from 5th to 7tb,
and tho eastern states about tho 8lh.
This disturbance will be of un
usual force and severe storms may bo
expected, accompanied by extreme
The first ten days of August will
probably average cooler than the mid
din third of the month.
The warm wavo will cross tho west
of Rookios country about 3d, great
central valleys 5th and castorn states
7th. Cool wave will cross the
west of Rockies country about Gth,
great central valleys 8th, and the
eastern states 10th.
Summing up my forecasts for tho
feur crop months, March, April, May
and June, only ono error occuis.
Southwestern Texas had moro rainfall
than calculated. For all other parte
of tho country tho vcifications of my
rainfall forecasts is tho most re
markable event ever recorded in con
nection with meteorology.
In a general way the calculations
and published forecasts indicated a
great shortage of rainfall for thefc
four months in the central portion of
the great central valleys. Draw an
irregular oirole from Portsmouth,
Ohio, through Toledo, Chicago, Du
buque, Leavenworth, Fort Smith, St.
Louis, and back to Portsmouth, and
within that circle the figures indicated
a general drouth, and the weather bu
reau records show a shortage averag
ing about fivo inches of rain.
The figures further indicated about
an aver ago rainfall from Philadelphia
to Jacksonville, excess of rain in tho
east gulf state?, and average rain in
tho arid districts cast of tho Rockies.
How wonderfully all this has been
To forecast tho crop season rainfall
has been tho greatest puzzle oonneot
ed with meteorology, and tho failures
havn been universal, while my calcu
lntions have provon correct in nino
"ihhh out of ten, that being ihc nutn
hr of rainfall districts cast of the
I located the great tt exTss of
rainfall in the east gulf states pre
cisely where it occurred, that section
showing an excess of about fivo inohes
for tho four months,
My calculations for Key West and
other parts of southern Florida whtro
a drouth is recorded proves to havo
An interesting feature developed by
tho rocords is that while tho countries
of tho great lakes and tho central
ports of tho great central valleys ex
perienced a sovcre drouth, a complete
oircuit around that drouth center had
an excess of rainfall.
A most important success is re
corded for tho forecast in the Ohio
valley. Rains early in June wcro
predicted for the countries west and
a continuance of the drouth in the
Ohio valley till lato in Juno.
The destructive drouths usually oc
cur in July and August. My calcu
lations and forecasts almost entirely
roversed the oonditiens for theso two
months, indicating abundant rains in
the earlier drouth districts and drouth
where tho rains were abundant earlier
in the season. This last part of the
forceasts is not yot fully tested.
Another feature of marked success
es in my werk is in correotly forecast
ing the coolest part of the month.
The first half of July was to avorago
cooler than the last half, and tho
whole month was to avorago below in
the great contral valley and about
normal on tho Atlantic and Paoifio
I am free to say that these fore
oasts are based on what tho weather
has boon and without tbo weather
records of the national weather bu
reau it would bo impossible to mako
much progioss, theteforo if the new
chief of tho weather bureau ncgleots
tho record making part of his work
he will certainly blunder.
UnlcBs tho national weather bureau
proves to bo an aid in securing long
rango weather forecasts it will fail to
satisfy tho people. Twelve to twenty
four hours in advanoo 'weather fore
casts may bonofit speculators greatly,
shippers moderately, and dealers
slightly, but agriculture can dorivo
but small, Tory small, beneita from
flu i rdM ' f areV -ntaHaJiK
B. F. O. Koke and Daughter
He CaiVt Live
Bald my frtendt and neighbors. I had Df.
ppla 18 year; physicians and change ot
climate did not help me. Dut Hood's Samp-
rllla did me moro good
thin all the doctoring.
I can now eat, sleep aad
and work. My daughter
alio had distress and rheumatism. Hood's Bar
taparllla mtde her stout, well and healthy. B.
F. O. Kokk, Fslrvlew, KaniM.
Hood's Pills are purely vegetable, and de
not purge, pain or gripe. Bold by all druggists.
suoh forecasts. For tlicpo reasons
agiicultiim is damaged by tho weath
er bureau fcrccasts, in that they give
tho speculator advantage over the
Leng range forecasts give equal op
portunities to all, and tu secure and
protect equal upportiiiiUicH is the
tho principal object of covcrnnient.
With good weather rccurds the fu
tuns ef tho weather can bo calculated.
Where wo havn tho best records I
havn tlui heft success in forecasting
The records at San Antooio and
Austin, Texas, aro deficient, and to
this I attribute my partial failure as
to rainfall in seuthwestcrn Texas.
Our best records are at Philadelphia,
Portsmouth, Ohio, Cincinnati, Colum
bus, St. Louis and Leavenworth.
Our now chiuf, Mr. Moore, will also
err if he fails to continue tho work of
Prof. Bigelow, for in his work lies the
only hope that tho weather bureau
will ever be able to mako long range
In connection with rainfall, drouth
and crops, there aru a few well estab
lished faots that may bo received as
axioms or general rules, and, by tho
observance of theso axioms, tht farm
er, dealer and speculator uiavwbo
Tersely '6tsm A
these axioms are:
1. About tlio iiiimunt of rain falls
in the United St.itop, Mexico aad
Canada every i..r, but seldom tho
same amount in tho same place for
two successive years.
2. Excessive ruins in the contral
part of the great contral valleys St.
Louis, Toledo, Chicago causo drouth
in the east ot Rockios arid districts
and the southeastern states.
3. A drouth in the samo portions
of the central valleys is aocompanied
by excossive rains all around the
4. Excessive rains in tho cost gulf
and south Atlantic states aro accom
panied by a diagonal drouth belt, ox
tending from northern New York to
5. Good crops seldom ocour in the
Ohio and upper Mississippi valleys
when the crops aro good in tho east of
Rockies arid districts; the rcverso of
this is also true.
C. Weather conditions and crops
are similar in tho east gulf states and
tho Dakotas; on north Atlantio and
north Pacifio coasts; west gulf states,
cast of Rockies arid distriots, and the
south Pacifio coast.
Tho above rules aro not infallible,
but are so reliablo that to foreknow
many others, and when my system ib
comploted the farmer will know when
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