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friends, and our lives shall prove our appreciation of the affection which we prize as the richest re. ward which this campaign has brought. In the face of an enemy, rejoicing in its victory, let the roll be called for the engagement, and I urge all friends of bimetall ism to renew their allegiance to the cause. "If we are right, as I believe we are, we shall yet triumph. Until convinced of his error, let each advocate of bimetallism continue the work. Let all silver clubs retain their organization, hold the regular meetings and circulate literature. Our oppon ents have succeeded in this cam paign and must now stand the test. Our cause has prospered most where the money question has been longest discussed among the people. During the next four years it will be studied all over this nation even more than it has been studied in the past. "The year 1900 is not far away. Before that year arrives those who have called themselves gold standard democrats will be bimetallists and republicans, and thus open enemies before that year arrives the trusts will have convinced the people that they are a menace to pub lic welfare and safety the evil of a gold standard will be even more apparent than now, and the people then be ready to de mand an American financial policy for the American people, and will join with us in the im mediate restoration of the free and unlimited coinage of gold and silver at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation. "W. J. BRYAN." Delinquent subscribers should pay up or their names will be dropped from our list after this issue. The range is a veritable cess pool of politics to St. Louis county. THE LABOR WORLD Convention Call. Minneapolis, Oct. 25, 1896. To All Labor Organizations in Minnesota, Greeting: The semi-annual meeting of the State Federation of Labor will convene in St. Paul on Sun day, Dec. 13, 1896. All affiliated organizations and those desirous of affiliation are hereby cordially invited to be represented by dele gates at said meeting. The basis of representation is one delegate for each 25 members or major fraction thereof but no local organization shall be entitled to more than five delegates. The revenue of the Federation comes from the collection of semi-an nual dues of $1 per delegate, and an affiliation fee of $1 from each organization on its entrance. Bodies heretofore affiliated, but which are unable to be repre sented at any meeting, may con tinue themselves as affiliated or ganizations in good standing by transmitting to the secretary the semi-annnal dues for a least one delegate. The chief work of the Federa tion so far has been to guard the interests of the wage-workers before the legislature ol the state. That this work was well per formed before the last legislature and was of great value to all the labor organizations in the state, and was indeed vital is now known by all who have given the matter attention. So well were our interests looked after that persons and organiz ations outside our lines sought our aid for measures in which they were interested. Next win ter comes another legislative session. There are yet many matters of concern to the work ing class which need adjustment, and there is quite as much dan ger of hostile legislation as ever. This makes the coming session of the Federation a most import ant one. As its membership has grown and the number of delegates at its conventions has increased of late, its influence has developed proportionately. Your union has an interest in this matter which it cannot afford to neglect. You should be well represented, in order that your needs may be considered and in order that you may have aright to the Federation's effi cient aid. Do not fail to send a delegation. Fraternally, M. E. NEARY, President. W. B. HAMMOND, Secretary. 307 E. Street N. E., Minneapolis. The state of New York has re cently acquired the old John Brown homestead, and it is to be preserved in "memory of his heroism and lofty ideal." What strange changes a lew years bring forth! John Brown was a revolutionist, a defier of estab lished law and custom, a man hunted like a wild beast and hung as a public enemy. All over the North the Abolitionists hung their heads when he made his raid on the slave power at Harpers Ferry. Like Peter they denied him. "Hus-s-sh," they whispered, "he has broken the law!" and they crawled into their shells and hid. In twenty years the children of the nation were taught to sing peansto his mem ory, and in forty years he is dei fied! So short-sighted is the hu man animal! So little does one generation know what the next one will do. So strong is ex pediency, so potent public opin ion. In the next generation the children will be singing the praise of men whose names are now greeted with yells of derision and contumely, and names that now bring forth hurrahs from the Roman-like rabble will be covered with infamy. In forty years hence, an advocate of pri vate property in land and ma chinery will be looked upon as a Socialist is now looked upon— with a squint at his sanity.—Ap ,peal to reason. Subscribe for the Labor World, only $1 a year.