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Phone 22.
O. E. HULL, Publisher.
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Individual reformation is generally
wrought as the result of individual con
sciousness of wrong doing.
Elections breed strife, not necessarily
but because somebody will oppose truth,
and is compelled* in such opposition to
use the only weapons of error—false rea
soning or false statement. Nobody will
be put upon trial, now that the-election
is over, for that the election is over, for
the wrong he may have done, either in
the civil or ecclesiastical courts but it
will be well for each one to constitute a
tribunal for the trial of himself, and re
viewing and discriminating care the
course he has pursued in the campaign,
render a true and impartial verdict
thereon as to the justice and righteous
ness of his own conduct. This verdict
need not be read in open court. We do
not ask that it shall be so read we only
ask that each one make up his own ver
dict in his own mind, and keep it there
for hii own perusal and for his own
We suggest that each one render
special findings upon the following
1. Have I been guided solely by a de
sire for truth and right, or partly by a
-vdesire-for the triumph of my party?
•.», 2. Have I determined my course upon
an entirely selfish basis, of upon the
basis of the greatest good to the grea|
'«st number?
S. Did I cast Khy vote altogether in
the Interest of my country andnmy race,
-5. How much of what I have Said, and
done am I now prepared to commend
and adhere to in. the calmer moments
that follow the excitement of the cam
6. How much of what 1 have said and
done do I think will stand the great
and final test, and be credited to my ac
count in a final summing up of the
events of my life?—Lamoni Patriot.
It is worthily characteristic of the true
spirit of American democracy that the
national defeat which the party suflered
at the polls on last Tuesday only serves
to stimulate democrats to renewed ofiort
in a determination to achieve better re
sults in the future.
The baBic principles of democracy are
so vital in their vplue to the people of a
free and self-governing country that at
no time is there any reason for a demo
crat to fear that democracy shall perish
as the animating spirit of one of the
great parties in American political, life.
The foundation of American democracy
is also the foundation upon which the
American government rests and from
which it has drawn its best and wisest
inspiration and attained its truest glory.
In order to- destroy that democracy it
will first be necessary to finally and for
ever repudiate the great truths of demo
cracy uttered by the builders ot the
American government, and, with the
consent of the people, embarked upon a
career so foreign to American principles
and traditions that democracy can -have
no principles can have no place in the
new American scheme of government.
It is now incumbent upon the Ameri
can democracy to begin without delay
that drawing together of the party's
strength that shall in future campaigns
present in political battle a faithfully
consistent democratic front. The wise
and sound pcliciefc of true democracy,
which have so beneficently prevailed in
^aany American administrations, and
the enunciation of which, unweakened
by association with less worthy princi
ples, has always inspired a popular con
fidence resulting in democratic victory,
must constitute the platform upon
which the national democracy goes be
fore the people. The party's wisest
leaders, who justly enjoy the confl
uence of the country, must enter un
selfishly upon this work of democratic
Thousands of independent business
men and other thoughtful Americans
are anxiously waiting for this to be
done in order tl)at they may align them
selves with the democratic party. The
rank And file of American democracy
equally desiious of such action,
naism'and McKinleyism, the prod
trustism, are alienating from the
iean party a host of Americans
the evils sure to come from the
implete control of the Ameri
overnmeht. A wise and safe de
will appeal to these men witb
magnetism, There iq a cer
for thf democratic party In
democratic party fitly .pie-'
'or victory.—4t. Loots Be?
Enter*d aa second el at* matter at the
Leonjowa ,Po»toffloe.
Democratic Leader Says the Fight
Against Plutocracy will be
Waged to a Finish.
Mr. Bryan 6lves a Statement Re
garding Election—He will Take
an Active Interest in Politics.
Lincoln, Neb.f Nov. '8.—Mr. Bryan
to-day gave out the following statement
regarding the election:
"The result was a surprise to me, and
the magnitude of the republican victory
was a surprise to our opponents as well
as to those who supported our ticket.
It is impossible to annalyze the returns
until they are more complete, but
speaking generally, we seemed to have
gained in the large cities and lost in the
smaller cities and in the country.
'The republicans were able to secure
tickets and passes for all their voters
who were away from home, and this
gave them a considerable advantaee.
We have no way oi knowing at this time
how much money was spent in the pur
chase of votes and colonization. But
while these would account for some of
the republican gains, they would not
account for the widespread increase of
the republican vote. The prosperity
argument was probably the most potent
one UBed by the republicans.
"They compared present conditions
witb the panic times of '93 and '08 and
this argument had weight with those
who did not stop to consider the reasons
of the change.. The appeal, 'stand by
the president while the war is on* had a
great deal of influence among those who
did not realize that a war" against the
doctrine of self-goverment in the Phil
ippines must react upon us in this coun
"We have made an honest fight on
an hoqest platform, and having done
our duty as we saw it, we have nothing
to regret. We are defeated, but not dis
couraged. The fight must go on. I am
sure that the republican politics will be
repudiated by the people when the
tendency ot these policies is folly under*
theotbwis tompietolytrium^
self, Mr. Bryan said:
'I have come out of the campaign
with perfect health and a clear con
science. I did my utmost to bring suc
cess to the principles for which I stood.
Mr. Stevenson did all that he could
Senator Jones and the members of the
democratic, populist, silver republican
and anti-imperialist committees did all
they could. Mr. Hearst and his asso
ciates in the club organization put forth
their best efforts. Our newspapers, our
campaign speakers and our local organ
izations all did their best, I have no
fault to find and no reproaches.
"I shall take an active interest in poll
tics as long as I live, I believe it to be
the duty of every citizen to do so. In
addition to my interest as a citizen, I
feel that it Will take a life time of work
to repay my political friends for what
they have done for me.
"I shall not be a senatorial candidate
is all right, if you are too fat
and all wrong, if too thin already.
Fat, enough for your habit, is
healthy a little more, or less, is
no great harm. Too fat, consult
a doctor too thin, persistently
thin, no matter what cause, take
Scott's Emulsion of
Cod Liver
There are many causes of get
ting too thin they all come
under these two heads: over
work and under-digestion.
Stop over-work, if you can
but, whether you can or not,
take Scott's Emulsion of Cod
Liver Oil, to balance yourself
with your work. You can't live
on it—true—but, by it, you
can. There's a limit, however
you'll pay for it.
Scott's Emulsion of Cod Liver
Oil is the readiest cure for
"can't eat," unless it comes of
your doing no work--you can't
long be well and strong, without
some sort of activity.
The genuine has
this picture on It,
take no other.
If you have not
tried It, send for
rree sample, Its a
ireaabla taste wlll
3urprlse you.
4Q9 Pearl Street
.*-t»-New York»
60$., and 91.00
before the legislature which has just
been elected. Senator Allen deserves
the senatorship' which goes to the popu
lists. Mr. Hitchcock and Mr, Thomp
son—the Grand Island Thompson—are
avowed candidates for the democratic
senatorship. They both deserve well of
the party, and I am too grateful to
them for past support' to stand in their
way, even if I desired a seat in the sen
There is no American characteristic
more commendable than that of cheer
fully yielding to the decision of the
majority. It filled foreigners with won
derment to witness the rancor, turmoil,
excitement and spirited debates of a
hot campaign and then see the minor
ity, however close the result, ..quietly
yield to the decision at the ballot box.
And well may such a spectacle excite
astonishment when it is considered how
much is often at stake in the opinion,
at least, of the minority.
It cannot be said that this acquies
cence is due to lack ot sincerity in their
professions, or that they have been
simply dissembling in championing the
principles and measures of their party,
The rank and file of the American peo?
pie are as honest and true in their po
litical beliefs and disbeliefs as they are
in their religion. There are, it is true,
impostors and christians in all parties,
the same as in all
The only fear in this spirit of ready
acquiescence is that it may in time be
get an apathy or indifference which may
cause the manhood of the nation to fail
at some supreme moment to respond to
the call of duty and in consequence
bring on calamitous results.
It is pleasant to see our citizens for
getting the animosities of the campaign
and again socially commingling as
brothers, nor would the World-Herald
have it otherwise, but what will be the
effect on the rising generation of this
spirit of casting aside great issues for
another lour years, if the present trend
to an empire on the part' of the admin
istration is not checked by a patriotic
congress? The only hope is in the
parents continuing, though in defeat, to
instill in their sons the undying prin
riples on which rest our free institu
tions. So, though mingling again as
brothers, let not patriots forget to
neglect this duty in rearing their sons
to citizenship.—Opiaha World-Herald.
Thanksgiving will come next Re
publicans "will give thanks that the
great and, good Mckinley was re
elected president, and .that that hor
rible and dangerous {Bryan was not
elected. -Democrats may be thankful
that they are allowed to live, seeing
there are so few of them.
The republicans have swept the coun
try, but they.are up against the hardest
problems that have comfronted any
party since the ciyil war. The country
will be more than ready for a change of
policy four years from now,
The democratic party is defeated, but
it. will come op smiling again., It has
befen defeated often befonP^lt will
strengthen Its lines j«nd take the field
four yeara henpe stronger than ever.
iStops Works offthe
Gold in One day. Nq
of religion—men
who have no sincerity, who ngver had
an honest motive in their lives, who
are everything to every bod yf and at
heart stand for no principle. But taken
as a whole, American voters are of
strong, honest conviction and would,
If need be, sacrifice life itself for their
principles, as they have attested .on
many a bloody field when an Inevitable
crisis arose that did not permit of set
tlement at the ballot box. Once only
In the life of the republic has such a
crisis arisen, and probably never will
again, at least not as long as there are
free elections, an untrainmeled ballot
and a fair count. For the American
people are self-sacrificing, patient and
of long suffering as no other people on
submitting ta- ihe
indexampte flriitset, in 'the "contest
between Jefferson and Adams, when,
though men diflered as now, /they did
not mistrnst each other's patriotism,
and were still closely bound together jn
brotherly union through ties of sqflter
ing, hardships, dangers and sacrifices of
the revolution. It was easy to set the
example with men thuB united to each
other, and the effect following each
election has been accumulative in
strengthening the hold of this principle
upon the American people. Another
characteristic of the American freeman
that contributes not a little to sustain
ing this principle, comes of that deep
religious sentiment that God over-rules
and orders all things, and therefore
whatever happens is for the beBt. The
forefathers also, jealously Inculcated
the belief that the voice of the people
is the voice of God. Americans are as a
rule optimistic and therefore cheerfully
bow to the inevitable. Furthermore
they are magnanimous even in defeat,
full of hope and possessed of that plnck
which says, "Well, it is only four years
until we will have an opportunity of
giving the opposition another whirl.'
While a young man mrfy have so
Btrong an Inclination to some one trade
or business that he really won Id be un
wise not to ihake that the occupation of
hislife,there are many who liavcnosuch
Btrong tendencies to guiile them in their
choice. They take up with that which
offers Iteelf to them, feeling that they can
leave it for something else very readily
if it does not suit them.. The days of
long apprenticeship are over in this
country, and it is not unusual now to
find a young man of 25 who has tried a
half dozen different kinds of business,
and has not been successful in any of
them, simply because?: they did not es
pecially interest him, jnd he was ready
to change whenever there seemed to be
a slack season for the article he
It was not necessary to seek far to
find the cause of this. The hours of
farm'labor were long during the greater
part of the year. Nearly every task in
doors or ont called for strength rather
than skill and perseverance more than
judgment. A living might be obtained,
and some managed to accumulate prop
erty, but there was little money to be
bandied and it really seemed as if it was a
life of hard toil and little compensation.
The change of seasons brought some
change ol work, and yet it was monot­
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
helping to produce, and a better de
mand for labor in some other direc.
Our .present Rystem ot factory work is
paitly to be blamed for this. No man
is given a chance to learn how to pro
duce the finished goods he helps to
make, be it boot or a steam engine. He
has not learned how to do more than a
small part, which by some change in
style or in the machinery UBed may
ceaHeto beln demand when he most
heeds steady employment. This must
lead to change even though he has
no fickleness to cause him to desire new
work and new surroundings.
A hali century ago there was little in
the farmer's life that was attractive to a
young man. Those who remained on
the farm were apt to do so either be'
cause of family ties which seemed to
bind them at home, or .were those who
lacked ambition, energy.or -ability to
find employment elseitblre. Few cared
aiwlirought tip there, while cities* 'and
manufacturing towns were filled with
farmers'sons ana daughters who were
seeking for easier and more remunera
tive employment than they found at
onous. No machinery lightened labor,
and there were but few amusements ex
cepting,during the long winter evenings.
The farmers and their wives who work
ed during all the hours of daylight had
little chance for sociability, and little
to interest ,them outside of their own
To-day farming is far diflerent from
what it was as we remember it. Machin
ery has been introduced so that horse
or steam power aredoing those things
which were then done by human
strength. Skill to direct and guide is in
demand, and muscular power is not se
verely taxed in the day's labor. Even
the few tools which survive from that
day, the scythes -and forks, hoes and
shovels, are now made so light and per
fect that they seem more like tojs than
the implements of hard labor that our
fathers used.
Better animals and poultry have come
into fashion, and the care of them be
comes an interesting task, because we
can see how they can be improved or
made more productive by better methods
of feed and care. The young man who
once begins bleeding and growing fine
stock is likely to learn to love them
while he is watching their deyelopment
and improvement, even almost as well
as he loves the children whom he has
watched from infancy.
Better fruit and better vegetables
have been introduced on the farm, and
not only it is a pleasure to watch their
growth and to taste them when they
mature, but they can be converted into
cash as
.quickly as gathered, and the
farmer or farmer's son heed not go for
weeks, or perhaps months, at a time
without a coin to chink against another,
as farmers used to do who had but lit
tlejtosell until after thebarveatof the
the farmer will have crops to harvest
almost every week' from the thawing of
the ground in the spring until snow
covers it again.
The farmer's life is less solitary as he
grows more interested in his business.
He desires to keep up with the modern
improvements, and to do this he visits
other farmers to see what they are do
ing and how they do it. He must meet
with them at the grange or the Farmer's
Club or in the institutes to talk it over
with them and exchange experiences
in such work as they have been doing.
Nor is he contented with being limited
to the wisdom of his own county or
state. A good newspaper brings him
hints and suggestions and new ideas
from other states, and perhaps from
8 pound Table Peaches, per can 1
3 cans, 3 pound Pie Peaches, 3 cans for -.
3 cans, .3 pound California Pears, 3 cans for
2 pound Blackberries per can
Kg Meats, Lasd
Fancy Fat Bacon! fine, per pound
Fancy Streaked Bacon, fine as can be, per pound....
30 pound keg white fish, per keg, a great barga'n
100 pound & barrel white fiBh, a great bargain...
2 pound can Oysters,N1 can for
2 packages for
i* ~t
1 pound can full Salmon, per can .....r
23 Bargains in jCanned Goods
foreign countries. He knows that in
every state there are men studying,
investigating and experimenting to gain
knowledge that may be.useful to him or
to other farmers.
With all this, the farmer's home has
become more' attractive. He has not
checked the march of improvement at
its threshold. Here are devices to
lighten labor as well as in the field. In
the house and around it are things that
are-ornamental as well as useful. The
bleak, bare house, without share around
it or a flower, excepting the wild don*
ers of the field, is not often seen now,
and many little changes have taken
place to render it a home instead of a
mere habitation and dwelling place. |§f|
We have spoken of the farmer of
day as he should be, and as many of
them are. The young man who visits
such a farm, and sees how pleasant the
place may be, and how much there is to
interest one in the work of every seas
on, can scarcely contrast the shop the
factory or the counting room with it
without feeling that the farm is a place
for liberty and enjoyment, which makes
the others seem like prisons, from
which are barred out the bright sun
shine and the balmy breezes laden with
the fragrance of, fruit and flowers and
the song of birds.
Nor is a pleshsant home and pleasant
surroundings all the farm life can offer
to the young man of to-day. The work
of progress has begun, and who shall
say that it is to be checked. To one
who strives to excel in any branch of
agriculture, there seems to be as much
"room at the top" as in any of the
professions.. To originate or" introduce
a new and better breed of animals or
fowls, of variety of fruit or yegetables,
or some new method of increasing pro
duction or lessening labor, may give
both fame and wealth to the farmer,
as it has already done for some.
We know not why one with ambi
tion, energy and perseverance should
not now have as much to hope for and
expect as those in other walks of life.
The farmer of to-day is not a peasant,
crushed by toi|, nor an ignorant man,
fit companion only for the beasts of
burden. He may boast himself the
equal of any other man, not on|y in
what he does for the wortcH but what,
he is in the world.
Whato'er betide, whate'er befall,
It is the farmer lee^eth ay.
—American Agriculturist..
Neuralgia Banished.
Bean tha
Your Oats, Corn, Baled Hay, Eggs, Butter, Poultry and all kinds of produce as we
can handle to better advantage than any other house in Decatur County.
We have the largest line of Fancy Canned Fruits, Dried Fruits, Fresh Fruits and
Vegetables in this city. Come and get our prices before buying.
........^7^!.."... .'
Look at our prices on Morrell's Fancy Hams from 6 to 15 pounds, per pound!.. 12$c
We have 2,000 pounds at this price, less than others sell bacon or shoulders. if
White Loaf, Pride of Kansas, Queen of Kansas, all No. 1 Patents, only
$1.00 PER
There is no more severe or stubborn
pain than neuralgia. A remedy that
will cure it will cure any pain. Dr.
S. Silyers, dentist, Louisville, Ky., says:
"My wife suflered over two years from
very severe neuralgia, which several
physicians failed to relieve. I then got
Morley's Wonderful Eight, which re
lieved her in fiye minutes and soon ef
fected a permanent cure." Sold by
agent in every town. Free trial bottles
at L. Van Werden's.
?The Kind Vou Have Always Bought
Fish' and Oysters. 2
Phone 22.
The census of 1900 reveals the start
ling fact that the center- of! population
did not move during the ten years be
tween 1890 and 1900. Previous census
enumerations showed a steady west­
ward march of the center of popula
tion, and in 1890 it was found to be in
the near vicinity of Greencastle, Ind.
But the growth of population during
the last decade has been so evenlv di
vided between the west and the east
that the center of population did not
shift enough to be worthy of notice.
The opportunities offered by the ex
politation of Porto Rico and the Philip
pines, where labor is cheap and plenty,"
will doubtless exert a further influence
to retard the development of the west
ern part of this country, especially in
the fertile sections, when irritation is
necessary. Western people should*
exert every possible influence to secure
a return to the rapid developing pro
cess of this western section. The cen
ter of population should show a con
tinual westward drift until it passes the
Missouri river. When that time comes
the west will be so well developed that
attention can be given to the devel
opment of further sections. Now,
every American dollar spent in exploit
ation of the Philippines and Porto Rico
is an American dollar taken away from
the work.ot developing western sections
that would, properly attended to, re
turn far greater returns than either
Porto Rico or the Philippines.—World
lou'll be aorry if you
put ofi buying a Hot Water
Bottle until midwinter.
Tbe' cold feet season sets
early, and you will miss
a lot of comfort if you-faH
to provide you reei&Jliitii
the remedy.
A Hot Water Bo
tiraii eifauie yon
to sleep in comfort it will
cure toothache, neuralgia,
or any deep seated pain.
Get Good Ones,
There's a good deal of
money thrown away on
rubber goods that are only
half rubber. No such Hot
Water Bottles here.
Wl-i-it'v 't-attudu*^ Qf.
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