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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
Kt fmrtm of TBS ALLIAKCE-ISDEPEXDEST. Coaaolidatioa of Ue Ftrmers Alliance and Neb. Independent. PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY BI The Wealth Xaken Publishlcg Otmpanj, U li St, Lincoln. Nebraska. Oioaaa Hovaaa GtBSO., Editor i. H. HYATT,...- Baeloeae Manager N. I. R A. -It any nan moat (all (or me to rlee. Then ami I not to climb. Another's pall I choow aot (or mf good. A golden chain, A rob of honor, la too good a prise - To tempt my baatjr hand to do a wrong Unto a fellow maa. Thle life hatu woe 8nfllclnt, wrought by man' aatanlo tor. And who that bath a heart would dan prolong Or add a sorrow to a stricken soul That seeks a Dealing balm to make It wholaT My boaom owns tha brotharbood of man." Publisher' Annoonoement. Ths unbucrlptlon pries of TBI Wealti If aa Bbs is S 1.00 pr year, la adranc. Aawnta la soliciting enbecrlptlons should b very earafnl that all Damn ar eorrectlj spellad and proper postofflcs given. Blanks (or return sabsoripUona, return enralopes, at., can b bad oa application to this office. Always sign your nam. No matter how often job writ as do aot neglect this Important mat ter. Erery weak we receive letters with Incom plete addresses or without signatures and It Is sometimes difficult to locate them. Changs or ADDRRse. Subscribers wlablng to cbanite their postofttos address mnst alwaja give their former aa well aa their preeent a1drea wbsa Chang will be promptly mad. Advertising Rates. Sl-11 per Inch. 8 cents per Agate llni, 14 lines to tbs Inch. Liberal dlsoonnt oa large ipac or long time contracts. Address all advertising communications to WEALTH MAKEK8 1'CBLIHHINQ CO., J. 8. Hyatt, Bns. Mgr. Send Us Two New Flames With $2, and your own subscription will be ex tended One Year Free of Cost. The "sacred rights of property" has taken the place of "the divine right of kings," gays W. S. Morgan. That's the whole thing in a nutshell. The farmers of Germany are urging the government to prohibit the private im portation Of grain. They ask the gov eminent to be the Hole importer and to fix selling prices. The Sugar Trust has issued orders to jobbers to stop selling foreign sugar. It don't even provide music, as Nebuchad nezzar did, when it promulgates a decree for the American people to grovel. In Mexico one day in the year, beggars day, they wash beggars' feet in the prin cipal churches. In the Protestant coun try the beggars haven't even one day of grace. The out-of-works must either tramp and beg, steal, starve, or suicide, all days in the year. The Atlanta Constitution (Dem.) thinks the almost universal Democratic defeat in the spring elections showed that the people were keen and eager to put on record their protest against Cleveland ism." Clevelandism it makes synony mous with goldbugism. The Committee on the Unemployed, in England, has just reported that it has no remedy to suggest. Well, there is no remedy under the present system if charity falls short of need; and charity is but a drop in the bucket. However, so long as justice is refused charity is all that there is left. Three suicides in Omaha in one day. One of them, Judge Sahler,anoted lobby ist, left behind him a note saying Q. W. Holdredge the Burlington general mana ger, is the man responsible for his act. He had heretofore at every session of the Nebraska legislature handled lots of rail road money to corrupt the lawmakers. This year he wasSett out and poverty and debts faced iti. The supreme wisdom of the forces of oppression is becoming apparent in the complete capture of democratic govern ments, lawmaking bodies, courts, and the deceived majorities which make them Our roasters have allured us into placing them on the throne as our representa tives, and when we say anything against them they are ready to call out the mil itary and Shout that we are anarchists. We have held out our hands to be pinion ed and have assisted by senselessly vot ing against each other to neutralize our power. We publish this week the first of a series of four lectures by Prof. Herron, which will attract much attention. Tbey were delivered extempore before his class in Applied Christianity at Iowa College, and stenoraphically reported for The Wealth Makers. Prof. Herron is now lecturing on the Pacific coast. The San Francisco meeting of ministers, a few days ago, and the entire Pacific coast, in fact, is greatly exercised over his visit. A certain Dr. Brown in the minister's meet ing referred to attacked Dr. Herron uragely, calling him an anarchist and socialist, and this attack npon him baa been given the widest publicity. TEG HOOVE TAX DECI8I0H OoArrll 8. after nnrly a month of waiting, the Supreme Court rendered decision which practically kills the income tax law. By a divided court it is decided that the two most important provisions, respecting the tax on rents and on in comes drawn from state and municipal bonds, are unconstitutional. With land' lords and bond-holders exempt (an un productive, useless class), the tax will fall largely on manufacturers aud business men. and when these unfairly selected rich classes carry np caws in their inter" esc no doubt all that is now left of the law will be swept away. 1 Well, it is another indication that the rich will not allow laws to take from them what other laws have permitted them to take. We are not surprised at the decision re garding the income tax law. Great Brit ain, where wealth is less worshiped, taxes incomes and has for many years. The United States taxed incomes from 18G1 to 18C8, and the income tax laws of that period were decided to be constitutional by the Supreme Court of that time. If constitutional then, an income tax is constitutional now. But the plutocrats are in power now, which makes the differ ence. We are not expressing an opinion that this Supreme Court sustains the consti. tution and that the formercourtallowed it to be trampled on, or rice versa. But that one or the other baa demonstrated the fallibility of the highest court is plain. And it should not be very hard to be lieve that a bench of lawyers, not elected by the people but appointed in perhaps every case to pay political debts, would be controlled by the class that elevated them to places above the people. A good many laws now-a-days are made defective purposely. Some are so drawn, and some have unconstitutional features forced upon them by the con niving and corrupting power of lobbies with the object to make sure that they will be thrown out in the courts if they cannot be defeated in congress or the legislatures. And, as the conflicting de cisions show, the constitution itself is made use of to first support and after ward defeat a law of the people. What was accepted as constitutional and right when the people were in power thirty years ago, is declared by the same high, est authority to be unconstitutional and unlawful now, when the plutocracy is on top. I he constitution was honestly framed to defend the people from whom? them selves? Is this a government of majori ties, or is it a government of four or five gowned lawyers who cannot be dislodged from their seat of power and who declare a law constitutional at one time and un constitutional at another? The constitution is over a century old It was framed under wholly different con ditions. There were no monopolies in existence heie then. A vast continent of free land and natural resources awaited occupancy, and with the constitutional guaranty of individual liberty oppres sion was impossible. But now there is no free land capable of supporting life within reach of the people. The natural resources and means of transportation and exchange are monopolized. The former liberty, or equal opportunities to use the land, no longer exist. And if that part of theconstitution, thatfunda- mental portion which was expressed in the first paragraph as the object of the whole, of the government we have inher ited, the part which calls for justice and "the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity," is to be practically dis regarded or overridden by the monopoly rights (so-called) of property, the con stitution can be made to dpfend the rich while they increasingly exploit and en. slave the poor. This is what is being done at present. The monopolists who exact tribute from the helpless masses are being protected by the government, the military and the courts, this govern ment which was founded by men who re belled againlt and overcame on bloody battlefields the armies of a man who claimed a divine right to exact tribute from the werkersl The private taxing power of monopolists today, by which wealth and resources and power are be ing so rapidly concentrated and slavish dependence extended, is vastly greater than the power which George III essayed to exercise upon our fathers. But it is our opinion that the people will never regain their lost liberties, op portunities to labor and independence by the taxing method, by laws which tax incomes or inheritances that have been legally drawn from the people. If there is to be no interference with the private property titles and charters which con. stitute monopoly power, there cannot be a confiscation of the tribute which such legalized power commands. One law cannot take away what another law gives or secures. If private property constituting a monopoly, or power to command tribute, is lawful and right a law which confiscates purt of that tribute is wrong. But there are no such things as monopoly rights. The point of attack must be where the unnatural, unequal, oppressive power be gins. Nationalize and municipalize monopolies, and there will be no big in comes to tax, and at the same time there will be no enforced poverty. If private property and individual struggle, leading to the monopolization of the means of living, are to be reckoned sacred and fundamental, income and in heritance laws cannot be built thereupon, ine decision against tne income tax inakM very ctenr the nwsnity of bring ing the People's party into power that It may carry out its program regarding monopolies. ANOTHER OMAHA EUI0IDE Manfred C. Battey, 54 years old.a civil war veteran.com mi t ted suicidein Omaha April 9th. He left several letters ad dressed to members of bis family, and one to the coroner which reads as follows: "I have done all I could and can get no work. My money is all gone and I have no home. I have searched the city and visited lodges, and although I have writ ten testimonials from all of my old em ployers they amount to nothing. I can get no work. I cannot be a beggar. I :annot become a tramp. I was willing to oo anytmng nonent and within my strength, but well, I suppose there are nundreds and thousands just like me. I get only promises for the future and meantime I must starve. You know bow hard I have tried to tret work aud you know if I could have borrowed $40 on my pension papers for about two months this would not have happened, for I could have been working now. But no one would let me have it, although they were perfectly safe, and so it has come to this, that I must take my own life. Let the city do what it will with mv body; it will rest in one place as well as in another. You will find my body in the loft of the barn back of these prem ises. An inquest is not necessary. I did it by my own act. So pull down the cur tain the play is done." This is suicide No. 2 of the three which occurred in Omaha in one day. Mr. Battey fought through the war to save the country whose laws have forced him to choose between beggary and suicide. Really, from his standpoint, was such a oun try worth saving? -How long car patriotism live in America under snch a pressure? Will the masses of the people continue to respect laws which drive them to choose between beggary, suicide, and bomb-throwing? THE QUESTION OP POLICY l'Just now there is a costly effort being W 1 j. i. A. 1 it). maue 10 Rei us to arop tne transporta tion and land questions. The effort is being put forth not by the people, but by a few of the leaders of the Populist party who argue that it is policy to drop our Omaha demands and make an American Bi-metallic platform, to please the anti- Populist silver men. The American Bi metallic League says silver is the .issue, and that the silver men of all parties cannot unite in the Republican party, which is true; nor in the Democratio party, which is also true; nor in the Pop ulist party, which may also be true. A few of our leaders hitherto, who bar been standing on the Omaha platform, accept this whole statement and are anxious to get rid of every thine ths anti-Populist silver men object to in our uemanas ana principles. We meet this whole business by saying Ahat the Omaha platform demands none I i1 rr tit 1 1 It ti r 4 trltut 4-rin (tma ni-vinrwvA -v j jj . .. WW ill II vu uuu vuuu hud lie? vuillUKv ui silver alone cannot draw a sufficient number of men out of the three parties, Republican, Democratic and Populist, to feuild up a stronger fourth or new party. No considerable percentage of the voters of either of the g. o. ps. would leave their party to join a mere silver party. And flltt Pnm.Kcl'a t.n A .. .1 r. ..I.J ,1 hWMU J. UJJUIIDIO llOVB II U UmilCtllUO IU JIUIU, Let us consider for a moment the transportation question. What is. its magnitude. How many does it affect? Whom does it attract and repel? The magnitude of the transportation question can hardly be over-estimated. In theTBrst place the railrouds have a capitalization, including watered stock, of over $11,000,000,000, which is one sixth of the estimated value of all the wealth, including real estate, in the whole Lnited States. The railroads stand between all producers and all con sumers with power to take tribute from all, and it is always "all the traffic will bear." The 26 ruilroad systems coming from the farthest points and running in to Chicago ftre under one general mana gers' association. The railroads that run to and from the Pacific coast do not compete one with another. The whole coast region is completely at the mercy of the consolidated railroad system of that region and the people are robbed of all the profits in the enormous crops of grain and fruits which should make' that country the richest portion of the world. The entire anthracite coal business by a combination of seven railroads which center in Pennsylvania, forces heavy monopoly tribute from nearly every family in the laud. The soft coal busi. ness, so far as prices are concerned, is al so no w entirely controlled by the railroads and every home-maker and user of it pays monopoly prices for this fuel, a tribute which in the aggregate makes an enormous amount. The railroads are great drains which run off and concen trate a large part of the surplus wealth of the producing class of every part of this great country. There is no chance for anybody to be independent whose products must be transported to the market by rail, or .who must consume what the railroads bring from other pro ducers. More than this. The railroads are in politics. They get what they ask for, usually, in Congress, and they are ths chief, the controlling power in the stats conventions of both the old parties. Through passes and other favors the rail roads pack conventions, dictate nomi nations, and have come to practically own both the old parties and the courts. As a consequence we not only are ruled in the interest of the railroads, but ths corrupt men they set over us serve other corporations and trusts, and it is very rarely that a law in the interest of the whole people haa any chance to be passed. Th railroads by a system of robbing other oil-refiners and paying it In rebates to the Stundard Oil company, destroyed almost all competition in theoil business and so built up that fabulously wealthy trur, which is now mightier than Con gress and buys up au entire state legisla ture with governor thrown in whenever it has any great end to serve by so doing. It has just recently bought up the Penn sylvania legislature to head off a new pipeline competitor, and by adjusting the price of oil the people will pay all the bills. Another thing. The big capitalists of this country, bankers, railroad stock holders, and the rest, are all tied up to gether. They are after percents, and their interests are tangled up and insep arable. . The free coinage of silver alone, if it could be secured by a one-idea silver party, would leave the great strongholds of monopoly (the land, the railroads, telegraphs, lumber and coal monopolies, etc,) untouched. And the people, the common people, can see this. Therefore they will not be led into a party that plans to procure no considerable or per manent relief. The Omaha platform de mands only what is just, reasonable, ne. cessary if our independence as American citizens is to be restored and defended. And wecanuot,if we would, get the forces of plutocracy divided and fight one di vision of our oppressors at a time, by taking up by itself the small question of the free coinage of silver. Nor could we succeed in dividing and conquering them if we took up the vastly more important question of .transportation, or that of government banks, or that of land mo nopoly. We have got the whole force to fight anyhow. And it is not, on the other hand, possible to think of the mo nopoly questions as separable. They cannot be settled one at a time success fully. The common life of each flows freely into all not outlawed, so that all must be outlawed or those left in exis tence will absorb the life, the oppressive power, of any that may be killed by frag mentary anti-monopoly legislation. Un less we decree death to all monopolies we waste our energies largely by oppos ing one or two. THE "BOUND 0UBBEN0Y" 0LUB This newspaper office acknowledges re ceipt of No. 6, of the 'Reform Club's" "Sound Currency" series. It contains "a discussion," so-called, of the currency famine of 1893, by Representative John DeWitt Warner of New York. Pasted to the outer page of the pamphlet is the appearance of a type-written letter which advertises the contents of the pamphlet and invites editors receiving it to; freely use its contents "either with or without credit, as you may prefer." .The pamph let contains a description of the clearing house certificates issued as money by the banks during the time of the panic, and in the outside letter, signed by the Sonnd Currency Committee of New York, we find this noteworthy paragraph: It is safe to say that few have appreci ated the extent to which in all parts of the country, not merely without assist ance of - law, but in defiance of it, local currency instantly developed; how great and nrgent was the local relief afforded; or how promptly and thoroughly, the necessity being over, it disappeared." Warner says, the circumstances which preceded the currency famine "are yet too recent to be free from controversy" too recent to be freely lied about, say, rather but he gives it out that we had ten years of prosperity from 1880 to 1890, and that ' beginning with 1890 growing caution" and watchfulness" led men "to dispose of surplus stock even at sacrifice." This brought about a shrinkage of values, he says, and lessened margins, and increased the apprehension of creditors; and so, as a result of "cau tion and watchfulness," taken, the enor mous loss, ruin and distress of 1893, '94 and '95 were caused. This is the teaching of this goldbug, who contradicts himself in a. previous paragraph, where he says, "ten years of prosperity had made general throughout the world that state of mind which prompts borrowers to new enterprises and induces lenders freely to extend credits." . He charges farther that the Sherman act had a bad effect: It was iust at this time, too, that the agitation for cheap money reached its highest tide m congress and tne cmerman act became a law. By this, instead of coinageat $2,000,000 per month, bullion certificates at the rate of $4,500,000 per month were added to our currency, al ready out of all proportion to the com mercial wants ot the people; while free coinage that is, forced coinage of silver at a par of 16 to 1 ol gold was presaea on every hand, largely by those who con fessed their aim to be partial repudiation. It may be questioned how far this last factor contributed to tue gravity oi tne situation here; there can be no doubt that it increased it." The italics in the above paragraph are ours, i nis goiODUg goes on to ten u, first "how much currency the business of a country will absorb at any given moment it is hard to say" but heboldly affirms, nevertheless, that "it is pretty generally agreed" (by the bankers, no doubt) that "the growing dullness of business had left our currency super abundant as far back as 1890." And the increase of silver coined, he says, forced gold out of the country. Too much money um ahl Yes? Too much moneyl Too much moneyl Dreadful, wasn'tit, that along with what this goldbug calls the "accumulation ol raw material and manufactures greatei than ever before in the world's history" we should have "too much money" to exchange our wealth with, and tbatsucb terrible times should be caused by out ir'iM money. Kay, you Republican tuiyneed, make a note of this, that panics and hard times are caused by having more money than yon know what to do with. What's that you say, Populists, that poor people nevtr are at a loss to know how to use money, and that it makes all the difference in the world who holds the money of the country? Too much money in the hands of the rich, more than they want to use to purchase goods in the markets, is what makes prices fall and brings on the collapse of credit, panic periods and hard times? The rich no doubt have too much money, you say? Well, the currency famine for the bank ers themselves came, came as the result of breaking banks and a rush for depos its on the part of the people whose money the banks were loaning. And to meet their exigency the banks went to manu facturing private currency (clearing house certificates) contrary to the law. "In defiance" of the law, as Mr. Warner complacently affirms, they paid their cash obligations in unlawful paper of their own printing. Not abad expedient if all could defy the law, or change the law to allow it. But why may banks pay their cash obliga tions in notes of their own printing and receive no punishment, when all other classes are adjudged criminals if they issue their own paper and force their creditors to accept it in liquidation of obligations? And why, when the people must furnish the security anyway, should we favor giving over to the bankers the sole right to issue paper currency and pay them high rates of interest for it, for our own credit, when we may just as well nse our own credit and save the interest? Warner winds up his "sound (?) money" document with about fifty kinds of clearing house certificates and money substitutes. Facsimiles of all this un lawful currency (not less than $80,000, 000) are given in the last pages of the pamphlet. Speaking for the bankers (they are the people, he thinks) Mr. Warner say farther relief for the currency famine came by the House passing the bill to repeal the Sherman act, (the Sen ate dead-locked over it for nine weeks thereafter), and he closes his goldbug document as follows: "Such was tho crisis of 1893, a situa tion brought about by the wanton inter ference of the government, with business not its own; aggravated by legislation which had to be broken before the people could help themselves; relieved by enter- ftrise overriding and evading restrictive aw." " The Philadelphia Times (Ind.) says: "The attitude of theDemocratic organiza tion before the country today is that ot utter chaos, and the only problem for the leaders to solve is whether that once great party can be restored to respect and usefulness, or whether the sequel of its chaotic condition shall efface it from the history of American politics. . Today the Democratic party has not a eingle hopeful state north of Mason and Dixon's line; it has not a single hopeful state in the west, and the southern states are all trembling in the throes of threat ened revolution. If the Democrats were compelled to face a national contest at this time they would enter it - without reasonable expectation of carrying any state outside of the south, with a loss of fully half the southern states more than probable." Yes, with the Democratic party going to smash, the Populists will not fail in the next election to displace and supersede it as one of the two great parties. , Let the glorious uncompromis ing standards of Populism be flung to the breeze. Victory is in sight. The BaltimoreSun (Dem.) commenting on the elections, which generally went Re publican, Wisconsin being the only excep tion, thinks the free coinage sentiment of the South and West is "grossly over estimated," and supports its opinion by calling attention to the fact that in Michigan, where the Democratic platform "unqualifiedly declares in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold with full legal-tender power &at a ratio of 16 to 1, regardless of the posi tion of any other nation witfi respect thereto," the "patriotic citizens" of Michigan "responded to the appeal by turning out and giving the party a com plete and overwhelming defeat." We should say, rather, that when an old rotten party has lost the confidence of the people it cannot fool them with pro mises by placing one or more new planks in its platform. New wine must have new bottles. The New York Reform Club is standing evidence that names do not necessarily fit natures. Since Satan took to. posing as an angel of light all forms of evil dress themselves up in attractive appellations. The aforesaid Club is composed of gold bugs and is doing general missionary work for Shylock's descendants. It is spreading broadcast, in every city, vil lage and hamlet, a series of pamphlets entitled "Sound Currency!" And it has addressed every editor in the nation a etter, saying he can use its goldbug lies and sophistical arguments as his own, not even giving the Club writers credit therefor. The supreme court of the United States says in its April 8th decision that rents, public salaries and interest on bonds of every deseription are not subject to the income tax. The rich, with the help of the judges of their own selecting, are plac ing the constitution as a defense around their thrones of power. We can also see very clearly that having been success fully grasped by the rich monopolists as an instrument of oppreion, the diffi culty of getting It amended will be insurmountable. B00K3 AND MAGAZINES Honest Money, by Arthur L Fonda. It is easy to see that there is great un rest and dissatisfaction concerning the present monetary system of the country. If nothing else, the number of books recently published on the financial ques tion would prove it. The present treatise is a candid inquiry into the canses of the trouble and an attempt to present a solu tion of the difficulty. The book reveals a considerable sharp and critical analysis and close logical thinking- Nor is the author afraid to depart from beaten paths when he thinks truth points the way. Many conclusions of his do not coincide with those of the old political economy, but the old' political economy is, in the minds of many, in a somewhat .shattered condition. Mr. Fonda doea not limit money,in his definition, to that nh ifh haa in-f i nuii vo lua 'Pst him tvli a t ever fulfills the uses of money is money. So paper money is real money as truly as are the metals. The matter of value as a ratio is clearly discussed, but when it comes to standard of value the thought is not so clear. How any thing can be a standard of value when value, is a ratio is not clearly ex plained. This is the rock against which all split in discussing financial and mone tary questions. Foreign commerce is well handled as are many other parts of the book. The main feature of the book, however, is "A New Monetary System." The author calls attention to the very important fact that in the evolution of money it has lost its character as a measure of value and now acts, almost wholly, as medium of exchange. Thus it happens that 95 per cent of all the business of the country is done on a credit or paper basis. Gold and silver, too. have thus lost their importance as money because of the loss of the function of measure of value. The plan here pro posed is to have the standard of value based on a large numberof commodities. and that long time debts should not be paid in quantities but in values. Then for medium of exchange he would have a paper currency issued by the government to conform to this standard of value. The money to be loaned by the govern- uieiib uu nuuruveu securities, me rate oi interest to be variable, decreasing when prices fall and increasing when prices raise. The matter of interest, though, it seems to us is vital and until that ques tion is settled no true solution of the money question can be arrived at. It is altogether a very suggestive read- readable book. Published by Macmillan & Co., 66 Fifth ave. JN. x. Trice $1.00. The Aims or Literary Study, by Hiram Corson. This beautiful little book is a gem in thought and exquisite literary expres sion. Jt Dreatnes pure iotty sentiments that will do much to invite the young writer, especially; to higher aspirations. We wish that the opening section on "What Does, WhatKnowsand What Is" could be put into the hands of every young man and young woman. Prof. Corson writes of course as an authority in literary matters, but be has a keen spiritual insight that all masters in ex pression even do no possess. He brings out vividly wnat most of us overlook, wameiy, how strongly the spiritual, and not the intellectual, enters into literature. It is great spirit, great essential being, that makes a genius. Behind and con trolling intellect is spirit. "It is the spiritual sensitiveness of the few which has moved the mass of mankind. The book is handsomely bound and in every way well gotten up. in fact Macmillan & Co. are noted for the excellent "get up" of their books. Published by Macmillan & to. ,6(5 Fifth ave., .New lork Uity. f rice 7o cents. Tales from the Aegean by Demetrios Bikelas; translated by Leonard E. Op- dycke. McCIurgs have been publishing a unique series of fiction, dealing with lands not familiarily known to American readers. The book before us is an excellent ex ample of the success of this undertaking. We are accustomed to think that real Greek life passed away when Ancient Greece fell from her high estate. But not so. For some of the most heroic chap ters in the modern struggle for liberty have been written in the land of Socrates and Aeschylus. Demetrios Bikelas is eminent for his literary work outside of ' his stories which form the minor part of his writing. He has performed a marked service with ability in translating Shakes peare into modern Greek. The tales be fore us are delightful in tone, natural, keen in insight, and pervaded in some cases by a delicate humor. They are in stinct, also, with real Greek life. These books are elegant specimens of fine taste in binding and general make up. We can heartily recommend these Published by A. C. McClurg & Co:, Chicago. Price $1.00. Macmillan will publish shortly select passages from ancient writers illustra tive of the history of Greek sculpture by Mr. H. Stuart Jones. Also The Students Edition of Chaucer, by Skeat. The next volume of Mrs. Garnett's translation of Turgenieff will be On the Eve. J. M. Dent in England and Macmillan & Co.; in America are about to publish au edition of Balzac's works edited by Mr. George Saintsbury. CONTEMPORARY OPINION The single standard goldbugs have started a new propaganda, evidently in tended to offset the effect of the one re cently begun by the silver men. This takes the form of offering to furnish free of charge to newspapers that will circu late tbem as extras or supplements any number of papers they may wish. This does not include just one issue, but the goldbugs will furnish these supplements at irregular periods, each number con-' taining entirely different matter. The offer comes from the committee on sound currency of the reform club of New York, of which such eminent goldbugs as Horace White, John DeWitt Warner, Chns. S. Fairchild and Everett P. Wheeler, are members. Of course, they are entirely disinterested, and are simply desirous of spending their money furnishing news paper supplements for the purpose of see ing that the people are properly enlight ened. Being bankers they are very desir ous that the people be properly enlight ened. Lincoln (Rep.) News. The new silver party will accept our