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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
New Series of TUB ALLIAS'CE-IXDEPESDENT. Consolidation of the Farmers Alliance and Neb. Independent. PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY BT Ih Wealth Maker Publishing Oempuj, JIM If St,. Lincoln. Nebraska. Oroaoa Howiid Gibson Editor ..Boslness Manager J. 8. HT4TT.. N. I P. A. "II any miin mast tail tor m to riw. Then seek I not to climb. Another's pain I choose not (or my good. A golden chain, A rob of honor, is too good a prlia To tempt my nasty band to do a wrong Unto a tallow man. This Ufa batb wos Sufficient, wrought by man's satanlc foe; And who that batb a heart would dare prolong Or add a sorrow to a atrlckea tool That seeks a healing balm to make it whole? My bocom owni the brotherhood of roan." , Publishers' Announcement. Tb eobsertption price of The Wealth Mac Bbi li f l.oo per year, In advance. Agents In soliciting subscriptions should be Tsry carafal that all names are correctly spelled and proper postofflcs given. 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What all the people need, a few of the people must not be allowed to mono polize. , The people's property and rights are being taken from them by the laws of the lawmakers they hare elected to pro tect them. ' Send a two cent stamp to J. S. Coxey, Mosailon, Ohio, for a copy of his speech made before the Ways and Means Com mittee of Congress. If the people of Lincoln like what they have voted for, the Graham gang can be counted on to give them what they like without any obstruction. Will the poor ever learn that their only salvation is in becoming sufficiently intelligent to discover what wrongs are being luflicted on them and unite for self-help and defense? Liberty and monopoly cannot exist side by side and both be perpetuated. Either liberty will overthrow monopoly, or the tribute to monopoly will be used to buy up the whole basis of liberty. The Populist party is the only party organized to wrwst public functions from private control. And this part of its work is vastly moreimportant than that of coining all the silver 75 cents more per capita. The free coinage of silver is.all we want, men are saying. What would the free coinage of silver provide? Only about 75 cents per capita more money, and the millionaire owners of the silver mines would get about all of that, and placing it in the banks the only way the people could get it would be to borrow it at as high rates of interest as are demanded now. We can get money now by putting up lots of security and paying interest for it. What we want is money, the people's money, at cost. And this we can only get it through government banks. The money question is tie in terest Question. Keep that fact before the people. Governor Stone of Missouri has called an extra session of the legislature to see if it is possible to get through some greatly needed legislation in spite of the "third house." He says in his message that "the Btate has been disgraced" for a number of years "by an organized and salaried lobby, maintained by special in teres 1 8 at the capital" to influence legis lation. "Encouraged by a seeming lack of public resentment at their presence, and emboldened by repeated successes, these lobbyists have year by year in creased in numbers, influence and auda city until they have becomo an almost dominating force in legislation. So con fldent have they grown in their strength, and so potent in influence, that they now ply their vocation almost without dis guise in defiance of public authority and in utter contempt of pnblic opinion. It has come to pass that almost every im- Dortant measure of legislation must un dergo the scrutiny of the lobby before its i fate can be determined. What it ap proves is not without hope, but what it condemns is lost. TEE OSE GREAT ISSUE What in the issue? We are told there must be one supreme, dominating, divid ing question. Gentlemen of the Populist party, and of all parties, we have such a question. It Is this: Ja monopoly-tribute right, or is It wrong? ' Abraham Lincoln speaking at Norwich Conneticutt, in March, 18G0, in his open ing sentence said: "My fellow citizens, there is, in fact, but one political question before the people M this country, and that is, la slavery right or is it wrong?" All civilized nations have declared, and America, has with thehi answered, that slavery is not right. And if slavery is wrong it is plain that monopoly-tribute is wrong, for it is but one of the protean shapes of slavery, out of which all evil comes. What the question of chattel slavery was thirty-five years and more ago, the question of monopoly slavery is today; and the latter is even more cold, calcula ting, cruel and powerful than was the former. The monopolists of today are not compelled to feed, clothe and care for those who serve them. Monopoly power is the old slave-power in its most hidden, elusive form. It is elusive because it exercises its tyranny nnder the guise of free contracts, its compulsion being exer cised indirectly by controlling the condi tions which destroy the independence of the oppressed, so compelling them to ac cept and even propose most inequitable exchanges. As chattel slavery was legal ized and by world-old custom defended, so monopoly slavery is by law protected and by age made honorable. The essen tial principle of slavery is to get labor products without labor, something for nothing, compelling others to produce wealth for us. There is therefore more actual slavery and a greater number o' wronged toilers in the world today than gver before. The whips that drive men to their tasks and to accept the terms of monopolists are the whips of necessity, are hunger and cold and wretchedness, loved ones in want. And with a tenth part of the slave class, on the average, unable to find a master, begging work in vaid, those who get work areexpected to be grateful to God and man for an op portunity to live and sweat for others. Monopoly is a hydra-headed monster of overshadowing power and insatiuble greed, that must be attacked as a whole. It is one question, one issue. We cannot separate a single head from this mon ster's body and kill it. The life of one 1 monopoly flows into the lite of others- tone form of monopoly is wrong, all forms of monopoly are wrong. If the gold monopoly is wrong, the gold and silver monopoly would be wrong. If the money monopoly is wrong, the (and, transportation, telegraph, tele- ph one and other monopolies muetalsc be condemned. The usurer's percent.whether it be for money, victuals, land, houses, street cars, railroads, or what not, must be outlawed and cut off. Why should the people pay dividends on one thousand millions of railroad stock forever, when the government could operate the roads at cost and save all the monopoly tribute? Why need we pay a ruinous interest on the $32,000, 000,000 debts of the people, when the government could loan us all the money we need at two per cent or less per year? Why should any individual or corpora tion or trust be allowed to draw, from thepeople more wealth than it creates and exchanges lor it? Let the cry be: Down with monopoly rule; up with the great anti-monopoly party of the people. A THOROUGHLY SWINISH DROVE Mr. Edgerton this week compresses a great deal of truth and just criticism into his last words regarding the work of the last legislature. It has seemed to be thoroughly swinish in its instincts, 'going the whole hog' in a manner hitherto un precedented. All decent Republicans are ashamed of its special legislation to take appointing power, always and properly belonging to the executive, out of the governor's hands, because he is a Popu list. Its act taking from the Populist governor the power to designate the papers in which the proposed constitu tional amendments shall be 'published and giving the Republican secretary of state control of this work, is beneath the dignity of men. So of numbers of other barefaced boodle and corporation jobs. The Republican party in Nebraska through the action of its chosen represen tativesis unblushingly a party" of plun der. It has been exceedingly extrava gant of the people's money in this time of unprecedented poverty. It has disre garded tne laws 01 tne state and anar- chistically voted itself an unlawful num ber of clerks and helpers to pay partisan debts. It has done almost its worst, but it has passed into history, history which will be of use in the next campaign. The weakness of the Populists in the last legislature, weakness of lack of num bers, had a cause which is perhaps not clearly understood by our people. Bryan and his friends used their power first to get Bryan-favoring Populists nominated on the legislative ticket as lar as pos sible. Then the Democratic state central committee sent out letters to the differ ent Populist candidates chosen in con vention, promising to request the Demo crats of the county or senatorial district to support such several candidates pro vided the candidate addressed would pledge his vote to Mr. Bryan first and last forU.S.senator. Those who refused to pledge this.tosell theirvoteforDemocratic support, were in all instances defeated where it was in the power of the Demo. craUtodoit. On the other hand those who secretly or publicly pledged their votes to the Democratic aspirant were in almost every county handicapped by Democratic support, a support which re pelled the better element in the Republi can party who were ready to leave their old party, and would have done so in great numbers if a strong, aggressively Populist campaign bad been carried on. Secret pledges made open aggressive fights on the Omaha principles impossi ble, and open pledges of course tied our men to a mild, milk-and-water, offend- nobody-but-Republicans kind of cam paign. There was too much politics, too much secret tying up, too much endorsing done by the Democratic party, too much ap parent scheming, pledging and trading for office, too apparent an understand ing between the Democratic and Populist candidates for office. We hate to say it, but it is a fact. Pledges to the Democrats and endorse' ment by the Democrats will never build up Populism, nor will it benefit the party. The Wealth Makers is aware that it is making enemies when it says this, never theless it must be said. The Populists who were wise, who are not Populists for the sake of office, will thank ns for it. The pledge-givers, vote-buyers and old party endorsement seekers will bate us and artfully combine to prejudice the people against the state paper, but it will always be faithful to the cause of the people, and they will stand by it. THE STATE AND THE OHUROH If the state is a divine institution it has fallen into the hands of selfish men and is being used by them to plunder and op press, to destroy instead of to save. Legislatures are run by lobbies, congress by the great corporations. The spirit of commercialism, the divided, grasping spirit of the business world, is supreme in the political world today. Can a party be built up by sacrifice, kept clear of the control of hypocritical spoils seekers and the selfishly ambitious, and gaining control of the government undo class legislation and cut off the power of monopolies? We look to the church for help, but it is in vain. The church does not know what justice is. It has adjusted itself to established injustice and supports oppresr sion. it Has no common conception of the Christiau state and its work, no clear voice or true interpretation of the Supreme Ruler's will. Speaking of it as a body, it does not perceive where God is in politics. It does not recognize His party, His cause. It is not united under His banner to overthrow political selfish ness and save the people from the awful, universal consequences of political sins. The church ought to be "fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an amry with banners." It is its busi ness to know what right is, and to pro claim it without fear or favor. It should act. as one body, having one spirit, to save the poor from oppression. It should scourge the money changers and mono polists from its temples, refuse to be sup. ported by their ill-gotten gains, and learn to be as horrified at the sin of usury (See Bible meaning as it now is at the sins of highway robbery, adultery and murder, with which God's word classes it. The church as a body has nothing to say against the individualism, the selfish property struggle, of the busi ness world, and out of the six days of selfishness, self-seeking, sin, which it allows and all engage in, all evil flows and grows. Faithful preachers can save thechurcln society and the state, but each will have his Gethsemane of heart-breaking loneli. ness, of agony, of personal attack and misudgment. Each must be branded as annemy of the church he loves, and be called an anarchist and socialist as he walks the way to Calvary. The Bpirit of old is still crying, "We want no king but Cffisar." A V0I0E ORYINQ, REPENT The latest work of Prof. Herron, "The Christian State. A Political Vision of Christ," is a distinct advance in thought over all his previous publications. It is the Lincoln address of last June very considerably elaborated and added to, the book being divided into six chapters, with the following titles, viz., "The Po litical Appearing of Christ," "The Chris tian State," "The Christian State the Social Realization of Democracy," "The Christian State the Salvation of the Church," and "'The Christian Revival of the Nation." "A political order that shall associate men in justice is the present search of civilized peoples," says Prof. Herron: and his conception of it is an order that has Christ as its head, its law, its individual example. He sees disorder, division, in dividual antagonizing individual, man kind under the universal rule of selfish ness or self-centered individualism, with all evil resulting. But he says: "The race is learning that it is not an aggre gation of individuals, but one body, one humanity, of which all individuals are members; that it is not natural, but the misapprehension and antagonism of na ture, that these members should strive with each other for place and life in the body." "Men are ceasing to believe, and can no longer be persuaded, that a con dition of rivalry, fn whicb they are sup posed to act from an enlightened self-interest, is the real ground of social order and progress. The civilization that now builds upon the assumption that men are antagonists, is fundamentally anarchical against the divine course of things " "Not iiidividusl liberty to Compete, and the equilibrium of warring self-interests, bur tlie association of men in a commun ion of justice, is the work of the politics that would command the patience and win the respect of the people. The vision of brotherhood will not pass away, for it is heavenly. Politics must obey that vision, or the people will try obedience without politics, and a world-tragedy will have to be the school in which the nations shall learn their law and mis sion." "The mind of Christ is the mind that would make each life a sacrifice to the l.fe of others, a contribution to the hie of all. The righteousness of Christ was bis per fect sacrifice for the world, and that sac rifice is the complete and eternal defini tion of righ teousness. Sacrifice is the so cial law of gravity, in all the heavens, in the organization of life upon earth. By no other law could there be a universe, and no other law has power to procure social unity among men. The mind of Christ is the one mind that has perfectly understood and obeyed thisfundamental law of association. -His sacrifice mani fests the character of all power and au thority, all government and order. It is the perfect utterance of the moral mind of God; and the disclosure of the whole moral nature of the universe." "The associating and organizing power of the law of sacrifice was revealed through the reception of the Spirit by the first Christian community. After their Lord had been taken away from them, and they were of oue accord in the pur pose to do whatever the Holy Spirit might reveal, there came upon a little company of those who believed in Christ. one hundred and twenty men and wo men, a profound immersion in bis Holy Spirit; so that their nnholy spirit, with its unsocial, selfish, and individualistic desires, was driven out of them, and no man called anything his own, but offered himself and his all upon the altar of an entire devotion to human need. This was the beginning of the ultimate civili zation the society thatisbecoming. So perfect was the social order of this little community, that its members defined their civilization, and the civilization which they hoped to get into the world, as the communion of the Holy Ghost. They meant by this that their minds and dis positions were perfectly agreed and ao cordant in the mind of God. . They be came of one mind, one spirit, truly asso ciated, through receiving the Holy Spirit j they had seen 111 thrist as the uniting, organizing spirit of them all. They were thus perfectly socialized divinely coin- i munized. In that transcendant moment of human history the social order of heaven appeared upon the earth." "A Christian political philosophy will teach us how to translate Christ's law of sacrifice into economic association and political organization, into the statutes of the state; so that the state shall be come the visible divinegovernmentof the world which Jesus made. known and es tablished anew." "A pure social Democ racy is the political fulfillment of Chris tianity; the political organization of Christ'slawof love; the order thatthrouuh faith in the right manifests itself in the freedom of man." "But Democracy only begins its real struggle and work in be coming political; it must become social. Unless Democracy retreat from the field of progress, it must take possession of 'the industrial world. The govern ment of the future will be mainly con cerned with the social being and indus trial association of the people. Political .freedom can realize itself only through industrial freedom. The life of man is objectively an economic life. In the sphere of production and distribution is the economic life fulfilled. Production is communion with God; the producer is God's co-worker. Distribution is human fellowship; it is the method by which justice unites men. Until Democracy be the order of production, it will be an illu sive philosophy . and baffled effort, and industrial slavery will be the inevitable lot of millions. It is unreasonable and morally intolerable; it is the social con tinuation of the old absolutism, that the well-being of the people should depend, as it in large measure does depend under the present economy, upon the will of the few who possess the quality of power es sential to reaping the harvest of the common toil; and whose authority con sists in the possession of material things. The paople must finally own and distri bute the products of their own labor, and economic Democracy must now be the search of political wisdom that would command an intelligent respect and the social patience." "The condition of competition is in consistent with both Christianity and Democracy." The economy of competi tion must come to an end, or both De mocracy and Christianity will come to an end, and the hope of justice be lost in social despair." "Competition has been the condition 01 much of the struggle for life it is true, but not its law. The struggle for life has never been fundamentally competitive, and is on its way to become wholly al truistic." "A more scientific interpreta tion of history than we have had, will re veal the altruistic and sacrificial forces to have been the makers of progress." "Competition is in fact the negation of society; and such society as we have ex ists through the restriction of competi tion. The evolution of society is the elimination of competition through the progressive introduction of altruistic torces." "There no longer exists an honest ex pectation of freedom or justice in a com petitive system based upon what is prac tically an exclusive private ownership of property. Notwithstanding our com petitive philosophy, the natural and un alterable result of the system is the wealth and power of the few, and the poverty and social oppression of the many; the exploitation of thetruly indus trious by the speculative and cunning; the toil of the millions to produce social benefits possessed by the tens." "Whatever I may know or not know of the politics of the iuture, I declare to you the word of Christ, that this industrial order of things in which we live is wicked and doomed, and that the social traits we once glorified as its virtues are now become vices and tyrannies. I have seen the kingdom of Christ's law and order routiner to indirt the kingdom and laws of the world, and have beheld the King appearing in clouds of so 'al threat and gathering storm. 1 kiio.v tne testimony of Christ, that in the purpose of hi Father who is ours, this civilization of organized selfishness cannot abide the day of his political appearing, which is now being nado manifest. 1 bear the witness of Christ, that the church's greatest apostasy, and his own present fearful sorrow, is its ignorance of the wick wines and doom of thin social order; its want of knowledge and faith concerning t lie social order of the king dom of God; its chosen impotence to lead the social change; its protection of the social wolves who prey upon the sheep it has largely forsaken." In next week's Wealth Makers we shall quote farther from Prof. Herron's book. There is no book to compare with it in breadth of viaiou and grasp of truth. "Who dares not follow Troth where'er Her footsteps lead, Bnt says: 'O. guide not there, not there. I have not strength to follow where My feet wonld bleed; Bnt show me worn ways, trodden fair By feet more brave' Who fears to stand In truth's broad What others dared not will not dare. Is bnt a slave." April 4th there was a streetcar riot in Chicago and it was an organized compa ny of the capitalists, take notice, whicb did the rioting. An army of 300 em ployes of the Central Railway Co., under direction of their employers set npon one of the cars of a rival street car company, as it was being driven with passengers in it on Wabash Avenue, drew it from the track, tore it to pieces with grappling irons,andsmasbed it to bits with axes,and ledges. The car was being driven in a public street which aprivate corporation claimed exclusive right by gift to use; but instead of calling a constable and se curing a process from the court it took the law into its own hands, as any other anarchist, and in its illegal destruction of property did the work of dynamateurs. Lieutenant-Governor Day of Minne sota, speaking of the growing sentiment for free silver, says: "I confidently ex. pect that within a shorter period than most people think the majority of the Republican party will declare unequivo cally in its favor." They are to hold a big free coinage convention at St. Paul this summer, he reports, and will invite all silver Republicans and Democrats but exclude the Populists. See? When both the old parties in the western and southern states and at least one of them in national convention aresure to declare for free silver, what a stroke of suicidal folly it would be for us to reduce our platform to that one idea, and have no party issue to fight fori Governor Holcomb madea mistake in signing House Roll 602, which requires Iegnl notices to be published in news papers that have been published for a year or more. It will operate against Populist papers in some counties, Keith, for instance, requiring Populist officials to publish legal notices in Republican papers. The bill was framed for this very purpose, it is evident. The gover nor, in his press of duties doubtless, did not get the bearings of it or see its parti san trickery and meanness. "Honest" Barney Johnston seriously injured his reputation in voting to pass the Republican partisan A. P. A. bill over the governor's veto, a bill that takes appointing power from the Populist governor and gives it to a Republican majority. Barney was seen too much in Tom Majors company just before the vote was taken. Wonder if Tom promis ed him a place as secretary of the state board of transportation? Two thousand a year. The Ontrirv for Anril must surelv con tain something to please each one of its many readers, so varied are the subjects of the different articles. Prof. Sloane'a "Life of Bonaparte" increases in interest each month. It has thirteen full page illustrations from noted artists. Molly Eliot Seawell has an article on John Paul Jones, with extracts from his unpublish ed let ters. She ardently defends him from the charges made against him. A paper on Testa b Oscillator ana otner mveii hv T f! Martin, has illustrations tions, made from phosporescent photo graphs taken oeiore tne uurning ui m laboratory last month. They are the only record he has of some of his latest discoveries. Dr. Lyman Abbott contri butes a paper on "Religious Teaching in the Public Schools," and Noah Brooks tells this month of "Lincoln's Re-elec-tiou." There are short articles on Ma dame Rejane the actress, by Justin Mc Carthy; Ferdinand Bol, the painter, by Timothy Coleand BernliardStavenhagen, the German pianist, by Henry T. . Finck. These with the serials, short stories and poems make a very interesting and valu able number. - A riore Affliction Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thompson of this city last week suffered a sad afP.iction in the death of their baby Lr.wrence, a bright, win8omechild of about two years Mr. Thompson is well known throughout the state, as formerly business manager of this paper and secretary of the State Alliance. The little one was stricken with brain fever and sank gradually till death brought relief. Rev. W. H. Doane preached the funeral sermon and a choir from the Christian church sang. The bereaved parents will have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends. He That is Nor fop Va Is Against Usj While the National Watchman claims to bea Populist paper, its course recently indicates plainly that it is not in full sympathy with the reform movement. It devotes more Bpace to the criticism of Populists and Populist journals than it does to exposing the common enemy. In a recent issue it repeats the silly old party slush about "socialism," and pro fesses to be in possession oi a rumor that a socialist labor party has recently been organized by II. D. Lloyd of Chicago, and that the Topeka Advocate, Fanners Tribune, Nonconformist, The Wealth Makers and other journals are to es pouse the cause of this rumored new "socialistic" party. While the Mercury recognizes that the papers above named are "middle-of-the road" Populist journals, and fully able to take care of themselves, it takes this occasion to deny the accusation that either one of the papers named is advo cating anything save and except the de mands of the Omaha platform. The trouble with the National Watch man is, that it is infected with the silver itch, probably seated in the palm of the editor's hand, and is trying to serve two masters one for pay and the other for position and respectability. It has not the courage to come out boldly and announce its principles as being in accord with the one plank silver party, but seeks, Judas like, to betray the Peo ple's party, while pretending to be its friend and an exponent of its principles. The Watchman even resorts to the silly hog-wash of the two old party papers and howls "socialism." If the Watchman feels that there is too much "socialism" or any other ism in the People's party platform for it to conform to its code, the manly thing for it to do would be to denounce thewhole movement and align itself with a party more in consonance with its views. Its continuous yawp about "socialism" is disgusting, coming from a professed Populist paper. It is using the same campaign lies of the old parties, and seems to roll them under its tongue as a sweet morsel. "Socialism." indeed! What is socialism, any way? Webster says it is "a theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete recon struction of society, with a view to a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor." Any man then who believes in a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor is a socialist! Any man who is opposed to the manner in which the trusts and com bines distribute capital and control labor is a socialist! In fact any one who criticises and opposes the present money oligarchy, which is ruining business, robbing the farmers and wealth produc ers and pauperizing labor, is a socialist, according to the old party papers and according to the National Watchman. "Socialism" is the same sort of a buga boo that "rag-baby" was back in the time of the party advocating greenback money as a party principle. There is nothing in this cry of "socialism." One ha!f of the papers yelling "socialism" do not know What socialism is! It is .the "bad man" bugaboo to scare the un wary. The People's party is based upon the demands set forth in the Omaha plat form. If that platform is socialism, then the party favors socialism. If that plat form favors greenbacks, then the party favors "rag-baby." The people are too vvhII (dncnto(l to hn snored bv n.nv such rot as "socialism," "rag-baby" or any other yawp of the tools of plutocracy! These epithets and cowardly flings are intended only to defeat the party seek ing to elevate the masses and to cut off the prerogative of the classes to continu ously rob the wealth producers. It is a cowardly and dishonest method of politi cal warfare, and .the Populist masses especially should refuse to support a paper that mingles its voice in such slander and humbuggery. If the Watch man is in line with the Omaha platform 1 l will gel uui ui iiue Willi uie uiu (juiues. The reform masses will not tolerate a 1 i l u - t 1 : -1. l : traitor in the cu.i.i. The Watchman should advocate the Omaha demands in no uncertain language, and stop its non sense about socialism, or get in line with the parties whose war cry it is so persist ently repeating. The People's party un qualifiedly condemns carrying water on both shoulders. If the Watchman is not for the Omaha platform, it is against it! There is no middle ground! An honest enemy is more to be admired than a cowardly, cringing, hypocritical, dis honest friend. Get in the middle of the road or take to the woods. Southern Mercury. CONTEMPORARY OPINION Let Populists beware of this new silver party movement. It is only started to divide the new party which is not show ing signs of early decay as hoped for by the old party leaders. The Populists have ever been loyal to silver coinage and no party could be more strong in the support, hence there is no demand for this new party. Shun it! The Quill. A government bankingsystem, loaning money to the people at cost of operating expenses, would stimulate industry, abolish tramps, and destroy that univer sal vampire of the human family, usury. The government now loans $205,000, 000 to the national banks at oue per cent. Why not to the customers of tfie-' banks as well? "Equal rights to all special privileges to none." Farmers Tribune. Beware of the old party silver adher ents. If thpv were honest in their advo cacies they would not hesitate to come into tne rauKH 01 tne popunsi party, where all men who are working in earn est for the people's cause are coming. You will notice that the single plank clintiA Am doinc all in their Dower to de stroy the principles advocated in the umana piauorin. ouiy 111 1110 miuuie 01 the road boys, and fight fusion, and we" will h victorious in time to vet save this country. Petersburg Index. Thecharacterand animus of Nebraska's legislature is fittingly exemplified and set forth in a bill authorizing the secretary to designate the papers that shall pub lish the constitutional amendments. The governor has heretofore exercised this prerogative, and had there been a Re publican governor such a thing would not have been thought of. Can the Re publicans expect to command respect and practice such small and contempti ble tactics. Minden Courier. If you want something excruciatingly funny, something unusuully, ridiculous, something that would make a billy-gout grin, just turn some Democratic editor loose on the Populist idea of money. If there is anything this side of the Iufinite of which the average Democratic editor is densely ignorant, of which he has no conception, it is the money question. He knows the price of a drink, and he seldom has it about him, but when he comes to the principles of finance he is as ignorant as a mule. Kentucky Populist. The whole social and political system of this country is bused upon thedoctrine that the poor have no right which the rich should be called upon to respect. The producers of the couutry are held to be valuable to society and the nation