O. E. HULL, PnbllHheV.
One year...............,........ ....fl.60
Six months... 75
Three months 40
Bntered a* second elan matter at the
Weldon, Iowa, Nov. 24,1900.
*EJlt or Hkportbr:
With your permission and consent I
would like to contribute to your paper
and.readers a few thoughts of interest
to the masses but not encouraging read
ing for the in mey classes or the money
'. power. John j. Ingersoii said. "Let a
war cloud the size of a man's hand ap
pear above the horison of any nation
and the gold and silver hides itself away
•••.., as quickly as rats before a terrier/' And
like them stays iiid till all danger is
passed. The result is that when a na
tion gets into a war, it must issue paper
money to carry it through. England,
in her war with Napoleon, was obliged
to Buspend specie payments France
was compelled to do the same thing so
was Germany, Austria and Spain.
When 8umter was fired upon the
"honest" "stable" "reliable" gold and
Bilver, was locked up by the bankers so
the government could not get a dollar
to equip our soldiers, who came, nobly
forward to risk their lives in defense of
the country. Now I ask those who be
lieve that gold «nd silver are the only
reliable basie, whether anything can be
reliable which falls to be on hand when
needed most? -Which is the most re
""^KaKeTthe ship That* always sinKsTancT
disappoints on the approach of danger,
or the ship that carries you through
every storm in safety? Isn't the money
that carried us safely through the
greatest war of modern times' good
enough to carry us along In* time of
peace? "Oh," says the banker, "we
want money that is good in foreign
countries." We did more business and
bought more goods in foreign markets
during the. war than we ever did before,
||SyaJt#i^# ^tt^fa doll^inj ^ld jpr
the United States
rt^AA^hiHutiMN iA TArfibn prmntrtAft'l
ca ItdobushleBsin foreign countries
without gold or silver also ask for a
high tariS tokeep us from doing busi
ness with foreign countries.
If paper money is good, says one,
why did the .greenbacks depreciate in
value during the war? The first green
hacks issued in 1862 to the amount of
.960,000,000'never did depreciate a cent,
ihey were always at par with gold, and
were receivable for interest on public
debt and ditties on imports. Now be
ing receivable for everything, the gov
ernment was getting along fine, just
as, well without gold as with it. This
wH a sharp thorn in the sides of the
bankers who owned the gold.
''Banking institution* are more dan
gerous than standing armies."—Jeffer
"It is the corn and wheat and beef
and cotton of the country against its
bonds and- gold."—Ingalls.'.
''The meat of this financial question
has a tough shell around it. The shell
of that nut can be cracked only by the
Mummer of thought, but the meat in
side is well worth the cooking.''—
New the bankers cfd(ed a meeting
from Boston, &ew York and" Philadel
phla and «fter discussing many plans
(not how to enlist for service to the
country) but for making the govern
ment more dependent upon them for a
circulating medium, they adopted one
a'ncFissned the following circular which
they eent to nearly every banker in the
AMERICAN BANKER'S CIRCULAR. ..
-T "IICl lLdviBable: to do ali In ycur
"power to sustain Buch daily and prom-
j^ncultanl Jnd religious press' as will
oppose the issuing of greenback paper
money, *«nd that you also withhold
patronage or fvvorR from^ all applicants
'who are not willing to oppose the gov
ernment issue of money. Let the ,goy
eminent issue the coin, and the banks
-the pfj|er money of the country*, for
then can ^t«r protecjb each .other.
To repeal t^law creating naitiohal bank
nqtet-dr tcrnstore to circulation gov
ertoinitti liioi oif morifly^ will be to pro
ves tMe people with money, and will,
therefore, seriously afiect your^n livid
ual I profits as bankets and lenders.
Bee your member of congress ajt once
and engage him to support our inierests
that we may control legislation."
The bankers' conspiracy to control
the finances of this government is now
formulated a&d in existence. We will
now see what easy toolB our law makers
have been, and how willing the republi
pf^can politicianB of the lower order work
^"ed to their Buccesa selling the people
out to the dishonest. and unscrupulous
anks of each decade, and to-day there
ill not a daily paper whose columns are
UM full of the conddot of Alvords, of
!KeV York, the' Qen. White's, of Michi
gan\and the Allen's and Wilson's of
Now\toy debt-ridden hard-up reader,
w.., .J..., i^^ "-%V''ri^~*SMH£r !K^WWSiK--^KSii
^iX* S 'i^i I vf?
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
do you see anything in that circular
that looked to your interests?
In that little banker's meeting it was
also decided that they should get as
many bankers as possible into the rtext
House of Representatives. To show
you how much power they had, I will
state to you that they got dozens of
themselves elected to seats in the next
congress notwithstanding the fact that
the law was still on the statute books
that Washington asked congress to pass,
and that he signed making any banker
ineligible to a seat in the House of Rep
resentatives. It Washington was afraid
to have bankers set in the lower house
where all financial bills must originate,
when there were only three banks in
the United States, don't it look as
though our liberties might be endanger
ed by dozens of bankers sitting in that
body at once?
Now let us see how much the 37th
congress with dozens of bankers, elect
ed by the corrupt use of money in
defiance of an existing law signed by
Washington promoted the general wel
fare of the country.
Let us see how their acts insured do-
tS this time there had been no prenfium
on gold because no one except a fool
would pay a premium on a thing he did
not need. But now a wonderful de
mand for, gold was created in a day.
Thfe people were robbed by the bankers
just as Alvord robbed his bank only
their robbery was legalized by paid
tools of the bankers. If it fas not safe
to place the finances of our nation in
the care of the bankers in Washington
and Jefferson's time are they any more
honest or more safe now and yet that
is what our republican friends have
done anil the majority of the voters
endorsed it Nov. 6th last and to-day
the people are at the mercy of the
SOVAi BAKIWa POWPCT CO.. NEW YORK.
meBtic tranquility and how well they I Republic and more Empire,' and more
have established justice to all. Now, I governed without consent than by
says one banker to another, if the gov-1 consent less regard for the principles
ernmentgoes on issuing paper money taught in the Declaration of Independ
as good as our gold, our gold will never lence and more attention to building up
be any better than paper in fact not so I and advancing the interest of the re
good if paper ia as good aB gold and it is I publican party and general disregards
for 160,000,000 circulated ride by side I for the tiest interests of the people,
with gold daring the war and was pre-1
41erable to it. Now, says the banker, 11 our envernment waB to "establish jus-
bave a scheme that don't look bad, and
it will put millions into our pockets.
We must get congress to insert an ex
ception clause on the greenback, stat
ing that it is good for all debts except
interests upon the public debt and
duties upon imports.
By doing this the government creates
a demand for something it has not got,
but we have says the banker.
February 25th, 1862 congress passed
the act or the bankers did that has
made puppets in the bands of the bank
ers and bullion "owners of the .east. Up
is destruction of lung by
growing germ, precisely
mouldy cheese is destruction
of cheese by a growing germ
If vou kill the germ you 1
Stop the consumption.'1''"You
can't, according to
when you begin,
Take Scott's Emulsion of
Cod Liver Oil: take a little
food it is Ae
Seems not to be
food makes you
You grow strong!-
The genuine has
this ifK'itire ou it,
lake i.oxlher. ,,
touch as you like and agrees in
with you.- Satisfy hunger I
banks and the nation is in but little
Head over this article on the "Bank
er's Conspiracy" and see if you can per
sonally call to mind any persons who
have been refused money, not because
they were not honest or worthy, but
because they were opposed to the bank
ers controlling, expanding and contract
ing the currency of this nation at their
will and by so doing making the price
on all farm commodities', making bea«t
bearers of burdens out of one class of
men and millionaires of another, mak
ing Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and
Uoulds out of bankers and "hobos"
out of the farmers aind laborers.
I read in Friday's Des Moines leader
that the board of control had ordered
the poor house in many counties in this
state enlarged to give better accommo
dations for the poor in these prosperous
McKinley times. The administration
orders the standing army increased and
more offices for political friends in Cuba,
Porto Rico and the Philippines, more
salaries, more theft, more taxes, less
freedom and equal rights to all, less
democracy and more plutocracy, less
The prime object of the formation of
tice, insure domes*:- tranq,.v'!.ty .and
promote peace and the geueral welfare."
Have our financieis done this? Have
we peace and contentment among our
people? or are we daily becoming more
and more the slaves of the money
power? There is not an honest man
who did or believes now"tbat it was
right to re-elect McKinley and endorse
the administration and its acts, but
party preference and p#rty obligation
were dearer to them than the people
and as I heard hanker say once when
In trouble, ,','I^Hj^gping to heljp certjjn
project if it busts the bank nRT^Hms
the tbwn." He did. So did our repub
lican fiiends say the same this fall, and
did, and it will cause the same trouble
for our nation the banker did for the
bank, and men will be just as teady to
repudiate the present administration
and censure it as they were the banker.
Think of it every man, knows money
is the power behind the throne, and
think of a party or administration that
is willing to take from the goyernment
the right to make and coin money and
give it to a bank, trust or combine!
What has it done for this nation? Let
us see: In 1868 it destroyed $473,000,
000 of greenbacks and issued interest
bearing bonds untaxed in their stead.
We hail 2,608 failures. In 1869,$500,000,
000 were destroyed and bonds untaxed
bearing Interest issued. We had 2,799
failures. 1870 $67,000,000. In 1871
$35,000,000, and each year up to 1875'
$40,817,418 were retired. Results, we
had 7,740 failures in 1876. We retired
$85,000,000, failures 9,092, causing
a loss of $191,000,000 and we haye con
tinued to increase the failures and will
as long as we keep the financial man
agement of our nation in the hands of
the bankers they are doing business
etrietly for the banker and not the peo
1- I pie's interests, and yet we have men who
pretend to be honest and have sense who
say we have the best financial system
on earth, and the most prosperous
times, «nd the non-reading, non- think
ing people believe it's true.
Now mark what I tell you, '-'that be
fore four years pass by there will be
thousands ofvoters who will wish tbey
had never br$n born, and the mb'ney
power will havci their hard earned dol
|lars and they be their slaves."
er. Take more I
net too much enough
widi usual food whatever bee"^ ?be
you like and agrees with you.
.When you are strong
again, have recovered your
strength—the germs are
dead you have killed them.
if you have not tried It, «end
for free sample. Its agreeable
taste will surprise you.
5 SCOTT & BOWNE,
409 Pearl Str, New York.
60c. and 91.OO all druggists.
At Elmira, N. Y., where voting ma
chine was Used, the result was an
nounced within fifteen minutes aftei
the polls were closed, and a few min
utes afterward it was bulletined in New
|»laHaUon is simple: The
votingmachined unerringly classifies and
laddt up the vote for each candidate',
IS ^Sjxh^work id mechanical, and speedy and
New^tork the result of the election
in Elmira was known even before .'the
votes of any capital City predict had
bids fair to win steady popularity,
much more pertinent question than
the one, "Who will be the nominee in
1904?" which ia attracting: unwarranted
attention,'is, "What will, the nominee
elected in 1900 do with the Philip-
The news that Standard Oil trust
stockB have advanced to 9714 a share
from 9666 since McKinley's election will
be hdled with deiight by the. laboring
men of ibe country, whoee pockets are
tyilgtag out with stock." P?
LEON, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECj£MB£R fl, 1900.
The official count of the- vote in Iowa
shows that'the plurality for the McKin
ley electors was 98^53 and'the actual
majority 85,629. HepburrA^plurality
in this district was 5,451.
Geo* H. Phillips-, who cornered the
November cofrn market closed out his
deals last week at 50 cents a bushel and
retired with about a half a million dol
lars profit. The dear farmer did not get
any benefit from the advance however
and corn has dropped back to 34 cents
Out of the tangled muss growing out
of the adoption of the Titus amendment
aHast comes a ray of light. It has been
claimed all along that the proposition
for a constitutional convention was
carried and that too when-nobody seem
ed to want it. Now the statement is
made that a mistake was made in the
returns from Tama county whereby he
convention proposition was credited
with 1.000 too many votes and this
changes the result from a majority of
445 for the convention to 555 against it
and we are all thankful.
Stop your hair falling out! "Erysipelas re
suited in entire loss of my hair two bottles
Beggs' Hair Renewer gave me a fine growth.'
John A. Under. Editor Advocate, Humeston,
la. GUARANTEED for all scalp diseases re
iitores natural «rr~"*
Buy Rubs* Bleaching Blue at Caster's
Hani Always Bought
come to our
partment. In a large ma
jority of cases, especially
for family giving, such
common sense gifts as hair
brushes, cloth brushes,
fancy combs hand mirrors
toilet articles, etc., cati be
wisely given. They are
usefol, needed and' appre
ciated. Buying thes#*^Qihgii
hprftAolpa «lot at a sedson
when there is never enough
money to eo-round.
Perfumes you will give' of courfe. A1
most reasonable prices,
.,W. E. MYERS.
Favorites per can
Standards per can
New York Counts....
Package coffee, 2 packages for
Table peaches peeled per can
Gallon Good peaches apricots, plums and berries..
Wbitt Loaf Flour per sack
Gream of Dakota per sack
J. A. Harris&Bro:
Manufacturers of and
ml fa mil)
We carry a magnificent line of monu
ments. The workmanship is unexcelled
and material used first-class.
We buy our stock in car
direct from -the quaries in
thereby enabling us to make
than firms buying in small quantities
Our business is run strictly on a first
class basis and we
all pur work to give perfect satisfaction.
J. A. H«THI8 & BHDS.
Can be had daily from
DES MOINES, IOWA.
Postofflce Box 283.
A Large Stock of All Flowers in season
kept on had—shipped loose in boxes, or
promptly on short notice. Entire time
JOHH A. STOUT.
Livery Feed and
Special^ atttention given to
commercial men, Your patron
"v.*0 John A. Stout.
I am still on hanu CLE*
caturand adjoining coudtito.' .H,.De
years experience fits me to do the Wonr'
to the satisfaction of every one. I war
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to drop a card to Decatur, Iowa. Box
65 and 1 will answer.
S. Y. HAR6ER, Auctioneer.
J. H. MERRILL,
16 years experience. satistaction
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160 acres, 100 A. in cultivation, house
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a-cuu nisTKicT noo iff
2 During the Holidays
Come to the only house in the city that can furnish you
everything you want in this line.
NUTS OF ALL VARIETIES AT LOWEST PRICES.
White Grapes, Bananas, Oranges, Cranberries, Apples, Qjslery,
Onions, Turnips, and Swee^ Potatoes.
Peaches^ apples, apricots. raisins, fclumlvbuVi^ants^ prunes^
Corn meal9 Graham^ Buckwheat and Feed. Do not buy anything
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CORNER, 8TH AND I^EliNV lOWA.
REPORTER SERIES VOL. XXVI. NO. 15
THE UP-TO-DATE 5 AND 10 CENT
WE ARE NOW GETTING READY FOR TIIE
and will have a much larger assortment
than ever before of
Specials For This Week.
10 quart tin dish pan
10 quart enameled dish pan
18 inch White Semi-porcelain meat platter were $1.00
Willow clothes basket
1 lotmen's laundried bosom shirts
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Mossy on Improved Vsns^M LtMtMa
lateiWl V«rk KmUi
4. -'*. *•..
f&,-f •.TVV-tne Kj*t
Notions, Etc., Etc. ...
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