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have, in a series of articles is the Eclec
tic Health Jouraal of this city, outlined
a plan by which parties with very little
capital can establish credit clearance
cities under laws now in operation and
soon bring about the same results.
If the Coxey movement is strangled
in its infancy, the adoption of the credit
clearance system or the organization of
credit clearance cities will become a
matter of absolute necessity, or blood
will flow in this boasted "land of the
free," or industrial liberty will be an idle
dream a problem for future govern
ments to solve. S. T. Peet, M. D.
To Thine Own Self Be True.
Editor Advocate: Some men seem
inclined to evade the question of woman
suffrage in the coming campaign but
no evasion can free the party of the
charge of cowardice. A wrong that is
fundamental is to be righted; it is a
question of morality aa well as politics.
A party that has no conscience is an un
safe guardian of publio interests. To
know the right and not to dare in its ex
eoution is the peculiar province of the
coward, a character on which virtue can
never be predicated.
Shall we adopt the tactics of the op
position at this stirring moment; evade
or equivocate on every question on which
publio sentiment is not unanimous? To
do so is to commit political suicide. A
party will arise that will voice the de
mands for political equality.
The diffusion of intelligence among
the masses has effectually answered
every objection which ignorance was
wont to raise against woman suffrage.
Prejudice and policy remain fortified in
the castle of intolerance and it seems
that they are all but msaperable ob
stacles in the pathway of reform. Some
men prefer the spoils of party success
to the triumph of great principles' Few
indeed have been the minds great enough
to grasp che whole of a great truth and
brave enough to act upon it.
Slaves languished for more than
three-quarters of a century beneath a
flaff which boastingly proclaimed the
rights of men, and men who shout,
"Equal rights to all, special privileges to
none," from every hill top dare not avow
the whole truth by extending the rights
which they enjoy to their wives and moth
ers. Are we as cruel, remorseless villains
as the bloody-minded tyrants who have
erected the scaffold and piled the fagots
along the pathway of human liberty,
who never granted a right until it was
wrenched from them by force, and who
wrote the magna chartas of the human
race with the blood of its martyrs; or do
we belong to that cool money-making
class who estimate human rights in dol
lars and cents, who weigh gold against
blood? Is the loss or gain of a few votes
to decide our course in a question of hu
man rights? If so, away with principle.
Let us worship no god but ambition and
acknowledge no motive but self-interest
in human affairs.
The People's party is not striving to
extend the privileges of a class, but to
secure the rights of alL It is not for its
own members alone that it raises its
protest against injustice, but for the
helpless and the homeless of every land;
principles are immutable, justice is
It remains to be seen whether or not
''the decalogue and the golden rule have
anyplace in a political campaign." It
is for us to prove that "the purification
of politics is not an iridescent dream.
It is time to embody the moral convic
tions of mankind in political platforms,
to unite social and moral with political
tutions man's oourage and woman's
sympathy and love.
Let us remember that love of princi
ple is the only tie that binds us together
and that in proportion as our platform
voices the devotion of the people to that
high standard which has been our in
spiration, we will be grand, strong and
"To thine own self be true, and it
must follow aa the night the day thou
canst not then be false to any man."
O. E. Miller.
Chicago a Wool Market
Did you ever consider how important
an industry the wool growing market
ing and manufacturing business is?
Scarcely a person who does not wear in
some form or another clothing mada of
wool. It is, therefore, of universal in
terest. Wool growing has become a very
important part of the livestock business
and, therefore, ocoupies a conspicuous
place in agriculture. From one end of
the continent to the other sheep are dis
tributed among farmers and ranchmen
.Fit I "ll I
WmJ Nil r il J 1 Yii
innumerable ana in great variety. Some
breed for mutton purposes, others for
wooL A later idea, however, is to com
bine in one breed the mutton and the
wool producing sheep. Oyer 2 million
sheep are slaughtered annually at the
Chicago stock yards, to say nothing about
the local markets which are not calcu
lated in these statistics. Chicago as a
wool market is fast gaining recognition
by the older and larger Eastern market;.
It is due to suoh enterprising firms as
Silberman Brothers, wool commission
merchants, 212 2U Michigan street, that
this is being accomplished. A repre
sentative of the agricultural press has
protographed their establishment, which
we illustrate in this issue, and gives us
these facts regarding this concern.
Silberman Brothers have been in the
business twenty-eight years, starting in
18G6. They are the largest wool com
mission house west of the Allegheny
mountains, having representatives in all
the wool markets of the world, and sell
ing directly to manufacturers. They
hj73 & well foficrJ rystsm csd th very
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best of facilities for handling wool with
promptness and dispatch. Thfiir storage
capacity in Chicago is 60,000 fcst. Tfasy
have ample capital and axe ratal Al by
commercial agencies. The firm consists
of three brothers, of Messrs. P., and
A. Silberman. Their knowledge galnad
by their long experience makts their
opinion on the quality and classification
of wool cf the very best authority. They
are familiar with all the great markets
of the world and every detail of the pro
cess of securing the very beat prices
Their facilities for handling consign
ments, large or small, are with the great
est accuracy and, being well and favor
ably known and having this perfect
system, they are enabled to handle wool
at a commission of 1 cent a pound io the
grower which includes all expenses after
the wool is received, whereas the East
ern markets charge 1 cents. This is a
saving of 33' per cent, which is worth
looking after. Tbeir plan of soliciting
consignments from the wool grower and
selling directly to the manufacturer has
proven very satisfactory, as their many
"1 i W !
testimonials affirm. They will send to
anyone applying fall shipping directions,
late information regarding markets, ew.
"Right after the war," said a Putnam
county, Ind , farmer to a friend of the
One-Hooe, "I took 100 bushels of wheat
to the railroad station and received for
it $250. I paid (110 for a Studebaker
wsgon, (10 for taxes, and took home
$100. Last year my son, who is operat
ing the farm, took 100 bushels of whsat
to the same station, got (00 for it, paid
it all for taxes on the farm, got no
wagon (now selling for (GO) and took no
money home." The reader can see what
a glorious thing it is to have an "honest
dollar." Kick the old parties out.
Coming Nation, May 26.
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