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VOL. 1.
TECUMSEH, 0. T., FRIDAY, MAY 4, 189 I.
NO 6
Is poverty n crime? Answer yo
men whoso families ore deprived of
the common comforts of life.
Re carotul. old plntes, how you
treat the commonwealora. Should
one of tliem die at the hands of your
Inoaslv crowd it may start a revolu-
tion that will result in wiping your
thieving carcasses off the face ot the
When you hear a rugged, frowsly
Republican cussing the Democrats for
naming hard times Just shoot (iov.
McKiiiley's words at him. Here t.liey
tvre: "'There is in fact little difference
between the two parties, and the
country will prosper equally well
Which ever may be in power."
How many men in Pottawatomie
county are ready to say that poverty
is a crime? Very few indeed. The
majority are blessed with an overpro-
duction' of the article. I low many
Will go to the polls aud vote with the
men who have virtually declared that
it is a crime to be poor, remains to
be seen.
The times Was when congress pass-
ed a bill and sent it to the president
for bis signature. Now a cuckoo
drafts a bill, presents it to Grover for
Inspection, and if it finds favor in the
eyes of his high and might ' fatness, it
Is introduced in congress and all the
cuckoos, even unto the Republican
contingent thereof vole for it.
Since CoXev's com monweal lias as-
llnlcd such mammoth proportions
certain senators and congressmen
have discovered that the eapitol
trfoUilds are verv sacred and no civil-
ian should be allowed to cross them
except by permission from someone
clothed with nilthorilVi Who owns
the eapitol grounds anyhow, the peo-
ple or the galig of insolent jackasses
\vliom they foollishly selected to serve
The aunhlll salary of our Chief Mag-
istrate is $.10,000.
lie is furnished, free of charge, with
an elegant residence called the White
I'llS lli'esiclenl, is a very cosllv fowl.
First conies the expense of electing
liim: but as the funds fob this purpose
are furnished by the Wltiskflv t'ing. the
Sugar trust, the tttilroad syndicates and
tin occasional speculator who buys him
tin ollice and pays for it in advance (as
Van A Htm did,) we need not. attempt
lo go into that part of die siibjeci.
Having declared the result of the
eleeiioilj the hext thing is to stvear
j/i the president Formerly tlie cost
fit doing so was Hext to nothing. For
JirstlUlt!8j ThflffittS Jetteftoil rode on
horseback to the eapitol, hitched ids
bid ntaffe' W Hie fence( walked in and
took the! ditth without it costing nay-
body a ctfut. And the (ie;tiitf 01 it was
• hat, lit! kept the oath after he took it.
Ilutthe Democracy of today is asham-
ed of I h(i ?lrrl[ife WnfK df tlie rrlen and
Vomen Of the olden tiuie.
TO administer the oath of oflice to
(ifover Clevefitiid on, March 4, I893,
tdst you ilie sum of $8,278,66.
The (tents for this expenditure will
be fouiid oft page 117. 118,149, and 150
bftiio report of the secretary 1 1' the
Senate for the tlScrtl tear eudin
'June 150, I89S.
The above sum dots lidt etiibracc
Ilie cost of the inaugural ball or any
btt'er indirect expenditures.
ifaviiig sworn (lie president in, we
duly install liim at the White House,
slid we proceed to*provide for his
Ill the Sundry Cirii bill, passed by
(lie house. March 20,189-1,1 find that
vousupplied Mr. Cleveland with $25,-
>100 for nbtv fitrnltitfc and repairs;
$8,000 for fuel for mansion and stables;
$4,000 to repair the flower houses
11,600 for same: $2,000 for same, and
*2,500. to buy a picture of Benj. Harri
<1011. the Republican president who
j.'R-c-eeded the present president!
Then yotf sliprityMr. Cleveland with
$14,000 to pay for Ptiiips, matches, lamp
fighters, gas aud gas titters, fuel, etc.,
find $76(j..r/0 for electric lights.
The stud total of these Iteirta is up
Wards of $50 000.
Turning to the appropriation for
?8q3 1 And that $27,000 Was appropria-
ted for the sitine purpose. Thus Mr
fclomaiid lias drawn $;7.000 oiit of the
treasury since March, 1892, for expens
<"*??> Ilie White house—not countiug
nfs salary, and the .expenses of swear-
frtc hi 111 in. And the misery of it is
'hat lie refuses to observe the oath of
i'ffice after its costing so much' to have
mm' take it.
[jut this Is notali. You pay $5,000
Keep the grounds rtrottnd tire house
fs|i liim" with secre-
n'fceJpers, steward.
,..0, engineer etc., at tlie yearly
6o'&t oT more than 35,000.
T#ri for fear there may be short
i6' - -
m ofderr you fwrnlsh'Irinf with secre
fa'rtes, clerks, doorkeepers, steward
W sStfiewiierej you stfpply hlnff wit
V "cmufhgeiit fund" amounting (i
j. fiit'refi; campaign book of lSHO, the
;ana ot
. r these
White A&se expenditures' but the
fegulai' Al/ilu'afsiims 11'oW Spent in run-
ning the p^esidentfal establishment>s
grea'tQ# lBa'11 it has ever been since the
salar/in tnAprestdent was cut down
from "QOjOoo to $60,000.
.t'h 6 p resident's cabinet is composed
S'fjllhe heaif^flf (tfre different govern-
,'icntjal dep.itvtnienis ^ There arc ciglit
'r "^e ^cilpem'cn' and they cost us
, f a yeAr,'jft8eh.
Th.p y|f0 president also gets $8,000
£cr (fri^ijm."
Ea^h.of. (jh£«o. geittFftr'icn will be
iHii'Cj.iVi"v [re^ea when 1 come to the
, rn theft campaign uook 01 tsou,
WenVycrrt'f.Taccused tlie Republics
ffia'stlng.fhc people's money 011 t
White .Muse expenditure^ but
Under the above caption we will
undertake to meet "Inquiror's" ob-
jections to the seventh and eighth
planks of the People's party platform,
which appeared in the County Demo-
crat, April 14.
It is ti e history of every departure
from old and time worn ruts that the
very conservative invariably discover-
ed impassable harriers to the adopt-
ion of the proposed new departure,
and without a feeble attempt at tlis-
covering a means to surmount the
barriers or once considering the ben-
efits to be derived fro ill the adoption
of the new departure, illey throw
their whole Influence against il.
l-'rom the trend of ''inquirers" argu-
ments we inter that he belongs to
this conservative element.
Time and space forbid* a review of
the benefits to he derived from gov-
ernment ownership and control of
these properties, hence we will confine
ourselves to an attempt to Meet "lu-
q'uirers" objections.
■•Inquirer" apparently entertains
the opinion that the capital stock ot
the railroad telephone and telegraph
companies represents the cost of
constructing and equipping their
Let us investigate a little and see il
his is a correct vieW. He fixes the
capital stock of the several railroad
companies at ten billion dollars, lie
oughi to know, if he does not, that at
least half of this capital stock is wa-
ter—represents no investment what-
ever. To illustrate! When tho Van-
derbilts obtained control of tlieN. Y.
Central and Hudson River Railroad,
111869, it was capitalized at $19,000,-
000. it was at once watered up to
$90,000,000, more water has been ad
ded illicit the present capital is $146,
000,000—all but $45,000,000 beinj
water, over two-thirds representing
110 investment whatever. New Y ork
Central is not alone iu the watering
iiisiuess- has not utilized any more ot
hat article tiiau liiO other companies,
hence it is a fair basis to compute
rom, and the other companies having
watered their stock in the same pro-
portion, it is lililiil to lie seen that less
than $8,000,000,000 represents the
ictuai cost (if building ani equipping
he roads iitSteitd of $10,000,000,000 as
their capital £toefe would indicate.
As further evidence Hint these figures
arc not far from correct we cite the
fact that the Union Pacific Railroad
company, very recently proved before
the board of eqiialiyaltioii at Salt Lake
City, by tho testimony of engineers,
that the average cost per mile of the
Utah Central wits only $7,298.20, also
that iu I8H0 the superintendent of tin
St. Louis rtfitl If till Mountain road
before the Arkansas state board of
assessors, swore that lie could dupli
ate such a road for $11,000 a mile
iV portion of each of these, roads trav
jrse molt 11 fitinoils feijctiolis of country
hence it is fair to presume that road
constructed across comparatively level
sections of country cost much less
But let us be liber.-tl and compute the
average cost of constructing tho rail
roads of the United Stiites at $15,000 a
mile, 170.000 niiles ot road, thh mini
ber of miles "Inquirer" says there ar
in the United States, at $15,000 a mile
makes $2,550,000,000. Add to this
$301,400,00(1 for IocoiHotiVCS, $80,000,
000 for passenger cars, $>400,000,000
for freight cars, and we have a sum
total of $11,381,400,000—a trifle less
than the $10,000,00(1,000 "Inquirer
would have tlie people believe tlie
roads are worth.
Now for the telegraph companies
Inquirer" saj-« their capital stock
$127,700,000. Tlie Western Union is
capitalized lit $*0,000,000, yet men
have offered to duplicate everythin
tho Western (jnlon owns for $13,000,
000. Only $f'7.00(1,000 of Water in the
Western Union capital stock; small
amount iSri't it? It the other comp
nies have watered tlieir stock as liber
ally, less than $26,000,000 represents
the actual cost of constructing the
telegrajih tines of this Country,
The capital stock of tiie telephone
companies $85,000,000 is two-thirds
water, hence the actual value of their
properties is only about $129,000,000
Now get down ydttr slate and do
little figuring and j'oii will fiii'l that
the actual Valfift of those enterprises
only aboitt $3,386,400,000, near
$7,000,00*',6OO less than they a?«J cap
talized for. Guess an indteits'e of th
circttlfftiou to $50 per capita a'fld the
collection of a coiiple tittle accounts
dn« the people from the Union Pacific
railf"6ad company ami trie whi&ky ti'tist
Womd |i^l tihoijjf fnr iheni. M
"Rut" our objector interposes, -'sup-
pose the owners of these enterprises
refuse to sell at your figures, what
are you going to do about il?"
Well—110, that wont do: We were
about to suggest the propriety of con-
demning the property belonging to
these corporations and compelling
them to take what a board of assessors
says is sufficient remuneration, but
that would be wrong. It is all right
for the people of a city to condemn the
property of Individuals for park or
boulevard purposes! It is all right to
condemn a right of Wily for a railroad
company through soille poor devil of a
farmer's land and compel him to take
what I10 often times deems insufficient
compensation, but to Colhpel a wealthy
corporation to submit to such things
would be au outrage—highway rob-
borv. So it is Useless to consider or
gue that point.
As it seems evident that these com-
anies will refuse to take anything
ss than excessive figures for these
enterprises and the idea of resorting
tho condemning act is Sd repug-
nant to the objectors or conservatives,
e suggest the propriety of the gov
anient constructing its own roads,
telegraph and telephone lines, which
ould give (lie unemployed work and
put money into the hands of the mas-
see, whereas purchasing the roads al-
ady constructed would not adu otte
dollar to the money circulation of the
ountry, as the money would go into
tlie hands of a few wealthy individuals
ho would have 110 other use for il
than to lock it up ill bank vaults,
i he government need not go to con
ructing these enterprises 011 a whole-
sale plan. Let it first construct, lines
at will be most beneficial to the
reatest number of people and add
others afterward as circumstances will
permit. For instance build two roadsi
one from the Atlantic to the pacific,
the other from the lakes to the gulf.
"lSut.," says the olijector, "it is wrong
for tho government to compete With
private enterprise."
Let us seei It is a cardinal principle
of.leflersoniau Democracy that this
shall be ft gbverniiient of the people,
n oilier Words the people of this 11a-
ion shall be the government. If the
people art the government aud they
can operate these fcntbrpfises cheaper
for themselves than corporations can
or do, why not?
As a hint at increasing the volttmc
of money invariably gives the objectors
or conservatives an attack of gripes
e will suggest another plan for rais
ng funds to coustriict these enter-
itises. Collect from the whiskey trust
tiie $11T,000.000 due the government;
olleet the $70,000,000 due from the
Union Pacific railroad coniptfuj-; stop
he annual icak of"$125,000 in the way
of incidental expenses at the White
louse; reduce the president's salary
to $25,000 which will also rdsult iu
more brains and less beef in the
presidential cliair; lop off a lot of
other unnecessary offices andespense
and list! tlie money thus saved in coil
structiuff these enterprises for tiie
benefit Of the whole people.
Now as to " Inquirers" laSt objcct
ion.—"The president would have con
trol ot about 1,500,000 appointments
or enodgii votes to elcct him in spite
of any opposition." Civil stfvice re
form litis been a great hobby with
Democracy, Tho laws governing
Service are lame. Why not
strengthen them, make them mor
rigid, draw the liues closer? Is "In
quirer" ready lo say that the civil
service laws cannot be so strengthen
ed that politics cannot affect the civi
"Inquirer" trembles at tiib thought
of putting so much powef into tlie
hands of the president, yet, we veu
turethe assertion, that the useless ex
tension of the free delivery system of
the pdstal department, creating
great expense and thofliands
appointive offices, never giivc him any
At tho lasi presidential electilon
12,150,2^4 votes were polled. Will
"Inquirer" inform us how he expect
1.500,000 to elect a president In spi
Ai'ihn inflti 10*71
As all eve opener, and as showing
conclusively one of the reasons why
the people are so poor, and the money
kings are piling lip their millions at
tho expense and off tho labor of tiie
people, we ask careful attention to
tiie following extract from tho Kansas
City Times, of April 10, on tho "Sug-
ir bounty." This, taken from tlie re-
port of the secretary of the treasury,
bowing the amount, and to whom
paid, of the bounty 011 sugar, it will
be noticed lliat out of millions of in-
habitants of Ijousiana only 833 get any
benefit from the bounty, amounting to
$84,000 Pftcli, or $11,000,000 for these
328, The enormity and injustice of
this will appear when it is remember-
ed that every spoonful of sugar the
laboring man pitts iu his coffee he i
contributing lo this steal. Mr.Ingall
only uttered the truth, When lie said;
"Society is rapidly becoming strati-
fied. Without a great change, it will
soon consist of tile immensely rich and
tho hopelessly, miserably poor." llut
to the extracti read it carefully and con-
sider honestly to which class you
are tending. Do you want your loved
ones to be'hopclcssly,miserably poor?
Iu response to a resolution a stale-
incut from the secretary ot the treas-
ury has been submitted to the scuate,
showing to whom bounties have been
paid and how much
during tho first few mouths of the ST. JOHN PRAISES KELLEY.
current year of over $100,000. The i the industiiiai, aiimt is composed of
China Valley Reet Company was paid 1 uKSKuvino MKK.
$268,197.66 and the Western Rect Co.
Two concerns in Kansas were paid
a total of $20,098 in 1892-98, and have
already been paid lor tho current
vear to March 1 $19,926. I hey were
the Medicine Lodge Sugar company,
paid $10,216 in 189.3 and $3,000 for the
current year and the Parkinson sugar
company, paid $9,682 ill I893 aud $13-
926 for the current year to March 1.
Until the figures were called for by
the senate the beneficiaries of the
sugiil'bounty were not known. Tho
total sti 111 expended in bounties was
of course public, but the amount s
which ca eli of the producers received
was a secret.
The eitv is tilled with tho represen-
tatives of the beet industry, who are
busily explaining what they propose
to do if the sugar interests are prop-
erly protected. One of these is Hen-
ry T.Oxnerd, of Nebraska. The tw
companies of which Mr. Oxnard b
president) were paid last year $75,270
and for the present year to March 1
they have been paid $93,200. Mr.
Oxnard alleges that If the legislation
is not unfavorable he will invest $3,-
000,000 more in the boet industry it
Nebraska, all ( the California produc-
ers are also making many promises ol
the same kind.
I'llis Innocent
looking publication ie the best testi-
mony which Ilie opponents to the
bounty system can offer. Tho injust-
ice of a protective tariff is not so ap-
pteci.' i.e because it is so generally
distributed. Rut let it take the s' ipe
of a bounty and he who runs may read,
iu round numbers $12,000,000 are act-
ually expended in sugar bounties.
I'liepublication referred to sbowswho
ccived this money. One Leon
fioodchaux, a Hebrew clothier in New
Orleans, whose sugar plantations are
■.altered all over southern Louisiana,
annually paid o\er $300,000. Iu '93
Mr. GoodchauX received $309,970,82
and in tlie current year to March 1, he
has received $124,507„48. lint Good-
liaux is not the most highly favored.
There is the Miles Planting and
Manufacturing company, composed of
some ten members, male ilnd female.
hich received last year $387,806.0/).
One Richard Miliken received $106.
588.47 to assist liim in keeping the
Wolf from the door while developing
111 industry.
Hon. Edman D. White too, who
lid n't know whether lie eoitld afford to
leave the senate while legislation
hich so materially affected llis state
was pending, oven to accept au ap
poiutment on the supreme bench,
drew $31,807,06 from Uncle Sam last
year, and has already been paid this
ear more than $18,000 Thero were
323 people in Louisaua all told who
received bounties, and the total
amount paid was in round numbers
$11,000,000 or au average of something
over- 34,000 each. Representative
rice, who made such a hard light in
the House to have the bounty system
etaiued or a tax placed bn sugar
which would be Equivalent, received
just about the average bonus. Mr
Price was paid $34,589.92, which, witl
his salary as congressman, enables
him to retain himself 111 Washington
quite respectably.
Tlie liatiles of a few of those engaged
... tlie sugaV Kilsinoss in Lottsiaua,
with the amounts they re'celVed last
year, will help to explain the advant
ages of a bounty system aud what a
protective tariff, Its equivalent, means
to the favored few. Here Sic a few
Ashton I'laiilatidli t!o'. $ -47,878 48
Peter ami John Rtrger 50,243 08
Mrs. SII Rotigere 49,189 01
The Be'dir company 47,513 32
burton sugar conipaiijf '49,846 45
Mrs Aclcac liurguicrcs 50,611 07
Jules M Riirguieres 68,542 45
Chafife Co. Limited 47,958 47
Uafl'ery Stlgar Co 115,127 87
Crescent fai'ln.Planting P.SSti. 42,247 07
of the other 10,650,274
I11 co'nfciusioii we ask "Inquirer
all sincerity if ho docs Hot kifoiv that
the pife'ldciit cojild not contrijl the
political views of melt with greater
despotism than corporations attempt
with tKeir employees? Of cburse
their employees can advocate Itepub-
licaularn or Democracy as they clioose,
but Itt or.e of theitl attempt to f'dvo-
catt? People's pafty doctrlnoS and be
(ji-V j,f« wiiitfinif bat)"'s
Dugas & Le iMatic 57,028 04
() L &C G Ellis 56,547 65
Poos & Harnett 71,787 97
Harry Forsyth 61,996 15
Andrew Gay 65.291 81
Leon Gcdcliaiix ,- *509,970 82
Edward J. Gay Mfg. Co. 51,709 38
Mrs Elizabeth Harris 50,369 82
Iberville Mfg. Co- 67,183 55
(Cock, JI E & J P 92,013 60
John B Revert 68,123 60
Eevert A Mordant 34,041 00
McCall Rrothers 82,080 43
McLaliry <; Co 56, 341 47
Charles S Matthews 47,978 06
Augustus Mayo 72,227 86
Richard Mlllikih _ 166,588 47
Miles planting toinpiiri* 337,806 05
Oxnard & Sprague 98,087 74
Joliu N Pliarr 17>1H ®'
Robert T Pftebone 52,580 57
Robert E Rivers. 52,619 37
Henry .1 Sttudcrs 50,121 71
Sliaffe Rfos 66,434 92
Schmidt it Ziegler 61,199 69
Toosclar & Kobichaux 51,976 81
Daniel Thompson 80.660 3O
Theodore H Wilkinson 62,403 21
There are several otliei' states be
sides Lotlfclana which receive sugar
bounties amounting id all to abou
$1,000,000. California which rcceiv
ed last j-eaf $531,363.31 for beet Sugar
has alrtadv been paid lo March 1st
this year, $610,985.57 r.bowi.'ig it ha*
gone, into the^nianufhctuio df beet
sugar on a imiliMnoth, s<;ideu Six boll
c«rns were paid ilils slioi', an overage
KIPS "SNAP shots" up tub back.
liurnett, O. T.. April 28.1894.
Editou Lkadkr:
In a recent issue of the County
Democrat, a correspondent from liur-
nett, delighting to pen what he calif
"snap shots," pretended to report 11
political meeting hold at Burnett the
I4U1 i 11st, The report Is untrue from
start to finish) as can and will be attes-
ted by everyone present.
The Populists have organized a club
at Burnett, which meets twice a mouth
and the 14th at 2 p. m. was the day sol
tpurt for their regular meeting.
A few Democrats, probably a liaif-
lozeli met at the school house to elect
or select delegates to attend tho Dem-
ocratic meeting at Tecumseh 011 tlie
2tst. After their arduous task had
been performed, the Populists met
and selected the writer of this article
to address them 011 the political issues
of the day, particularly on Populism
its tenets ijlti.
Any Democrat 01' Republican was
invited to rcply> whereupon Dr.
Cleveland, an intelligent gentleman
and a stalwart Democrat responded.
The Dr. did not attempt lo defend
so-called Republicanism, nor did he
attempt to deny that a great many
Democrats had booh recreant to the
trust reposed in them, but counseled
forbearance and asked the people t
with-hold their Judgment, trust
Grover and still stick to the Demo
cratic p-a-r-t-y. There is not
Democrat in Pottawatomie count
who can, on the hustings or tliroug
the press; successfully defend moderi
Demociafcy, It i§ & sbftitt. It tries t
trace ils paternity back to Thomas
Jefferson, but if that hero and patriot,
who was the author ot the Declaration
of Independence and one of tho foiin
ders of pure Democracy, and one o
the most eminent statesmen ever bori
in in this great Republic, were per
mittcd to "revisit the tountry tha
loved and honored him while aim
aud mourned liim when dead, he
would doubtless disown the foundling
that bears the once illustrious name
There have been several Populist
clubs organized near this place and
tiie Dams and Reps al'e dismayed
I'bcy sec the hand writing on tile wall
They hive liccn Weighed in tliebalan
incl foiind wanting. Their appeal t
till remaih In, and vote witTi the Dem
ocralic party is of 110 avail;and I firm
ly believe that before the ides of N
vembera W n i 1 of wrath, probably not
loud, but, deep and dismal will go up
from tho throats of Democrats and
Republicans, bill they.have oiily them
selves to blame if their names ar
changed to Dennis,
Thine for tlje right,
II, C. Eiifjls,
P. At, the PopullSt meeting
Rurnett oil "the llth inst., tliero Wer
16 Populists, 4 Democrats and 2 Re
publicans. Hi C. E
DesMollies, la., April 21—General
Manager St. John, of Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific railway, who passed
through this city last night from Coun-
cil Iilufis, talked dificreutly from some
other railway men about the ' com-
monweal" army, its purpose and the
menace it is to tlie country. In fact
he docs not think the people have any
thing to fear from the army in passing
through the country. "It is made up
of sober, intelligent," determined men,"
he said. "They are nine-tenths of them
American born. They are respectable
honest and remarkably well organized.
There are 110 bums among them, Tho
statements that have been sent out,
about their boiug tramps and all Unit
sort of thing are ulterlv untrue. '1 ueil'
leader is a man of brains aud character
and great determination and iie is a re-
ligious man too. Ho is a perlect gen-
tleman aud thoroughly honest. lie will
ver permit any outrages to be done
any of his men, if there should be
my inclination iu that direction which
here certainly is not now. He will
lot permit any tramp ol' disreputable
lerson to enlist in his army and he will
eniove the first one he can find.He lias
ibsolute control over his men, which
could never have oVera body ui'
amps or disreputables. He said to
0 that his men would never go back
nder any circumstances, They are
oiug to Washington in some way, of
at I alii suro.
'•We may be wrong," Kelley said to
e, "but we are detqqnined to go to
Washington to present a living peti>
ton to congross, one that cannot bo
brown iuto a waste-paper basket.
Wo think we are right ai\d notlii g rait
top us."
What they can accomplish 1 do not
, but they aic b^tind 10 make apro>
found impression. There Will be lo0,
)00 people iu Washington by the 10th
lay of May 011 this mission, ami what
1111 we do about il? Nothing but treat
them kindly and let theilt go. The
more opposition they meet the strong'
they bocome. Tho laboring classed
all over tho country are ill sympathy
with them, if I hey have a few inori!
lays of such treatment as they iuivfl
had the last two days, 1 ttttlible to
think what may happen. You can't
tell what a man will do when he iJ
hungry anil hunted down."
"Did you see the lrten?" Was asked-.
"Yes, 1 stopped at Weston at the re;
piest of General KtHey tlild saw the
men there. Thty HVc of the better
clas-i and 1 wouM lifltbCoim bit afraid
to t.ak«! Ihoni to CKicAgO Or Any other
city for they will do Ho one ail j liurin,
.hey are mostly ideated men, me-
chanics and a nun^lH' of railway men.
They have left families ill California
and they hope, n«uiy wf them, to get
hack east where t^ej' come from anil
tinil something to t!W to ret tlieir fam-
ilies back. They Wm never returu to
the west for there ii Within* for then*
to return to. They ftave been starv-
ing there. iilVy are tittspcrate men,
desperately in earned. This thing iJ
gathering like a whirlwind, it is verj
similar to tho French revolution. It ie
a terrible thing, aud il made me sad
to find that there wero l,f00 respecta-
ble, well-meaning men reduced to sticft
desperate straits in this country.
We expect these things in the old
countries but it Is not part ot tho proj
«Tiiin of ft republic. It makes us
that there is sometMbfc w'ron# wilft
the government."—Nonconformist.
If those people iV?i6 /iYc t^ncoctina
schemes to increase the Yoitiincof
money could be inoculated with the
fact that there is more money in the
country by tefis and tens 6f million?
than can bo proMbly deployed, they
would, at least, know they were frauds'
—Tecumseh Republican,
Wo kre fullv awareat i'lie Repub-
lican editors of the cotWry arc the
wise-acres, the lWi6w-all's; the only
persons who should lie permitted t
talk upon such "intricate <iuesfious"
as finance. They Know tliut the couu.-
ry is overflowing with money', know
that there is too nUi'glj 01 it, know
just where it is located nnd can put
their hands 011 it at apy ti'Vc, provid-
ed railroad passes are. far reaching
enough to carry them to Its location.
Recognizing) as we do, that these
things are true, ills not strauge_ that
we presume that |hc Jicjiideroiis ialel:
lect that grinds out the neavy eiiitorir
als for the Republicflii can tell why
the country lias for months C'cen liung,
ing on We nigged ,oT teancia)
r Why the avenue^of traile arc
A OtlVliUNM^NT TELKnitA^ll.
A Practical .vriter who favors a gov-
ernmetlt telegraph iu the United
States,says: "Every clyilized couu-
try with the Stile exception of ours,
has made tlie telegraph a part of its
postal service, and iu (til it lias work-
ed satisfactorily. The rates in Great
Britain and Ireland are like postage,
uniform for all distances and arc. 1 cent;
per word. In Germany the rate is
about the s^ilie, and in Austria less.
In France and Belgium the rate is un-
der ten cCnts (half a franc) for ten
words between any two points. No
department, of the postotficc in any
country pays better than the tele-
graph. lii most co 1111 trios the tele-
phone, tdo, has been added. It is very
blocked? Why die - -(
try arc motionless?^ Why Iny tramp
of millions of unemployed reverber-
ates throughout the land" ., \V b v, tint-
ing the recent bank crashes, solvent
bankscouldnot. get nioye,y on gilt ctlg:
ed security, with which ty, i{|eet tin;
demands of their depositors,"end we.'o
driven to the wall? (
The franiers Qipf^ha pliitforin
predicted that tliose 'perilous times
would come, and cited as llie^y thoughf
the agencies that wore bVir.g-iig their
about. t. ,
They were far-seeing enough to dis-
cover the approach of the .storm while
it was yet at a distance; but.they are
"those people who are concocting
schemes to increase the volume of mom
ey," hence We give their t tieor"cs, as
certain that the teleg/'apji rtml the to what produced the devastating
telephoiic, as par(tp of our h'-slal Borv-
ice, would not only wonderftllly im-
prove the means of intercourse, but it
is believed that avery cheap uniform
probably Jkp ci^iis va ingisag
wouldjijiy a lianaaoni? revenue to the
uoverp inotit"
storm, 110 credeuce; and turn to 011?
of the know-all's", who ridiculed the
predititioli of an approaching ciisis—
.Wlio assured us that there was no mp
of an approacliing stoiui up to ito
iiioniorit that it hurst uup.^t^V lJ\.l
c,,V>r-. for the desired lu'^:>!'M■^,|"■,

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