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Ideas of Others.
The Chicago Record, in discussing the
n.w Debs movement, remarks
The efforts of Eugene V. Debs and
his followers to set on foot a new com
monwealth, wheie the principles of co
operation shall flourish and all men shall
enjoy equal privileges, will be watched
with interest, if only because the end
aimed at has been so long the dream of
political economists. The experiment
proposed by Debs is to be on a much
more comprehensive scale than any yet
made. There have been "communities"
and "colonies"'without number. Men
of the highest principles and the best
aims have socght to realize the vision of
Altruna, wherein each resident should
b3 an equal sharer of the good things of
life. Some of these Utopias led to im
mediate and crashing disaster, and some,
like the Brook Farm experiment, petered
out after a brief maintenance of the ideal
conditions sought for.
As to the practicability of Mr. Debs'
purpose to devote some western state to
the realization of these principles, time
and experience will tell. All that can
be said now is that co-operation
heretofore has not succeeded in forcing
itself to success against the strong influ
ences set by the whole code of our pres
ent political,economic and social system.
Utopia has been proved possible upon
paper countless times. In practice it
has always failed. Mr. Debs' plan, in
some regards of course, is not so vision
aiy as many of the plans hitherto at
tempted He does not propose to iso
late his commonwealth fiom society or
to conduct it without leference to the
political and legal machinery upon which
the Amencan government rests He has,
nevertheless, set foi himself a task of lin
mense difficulty—a labor which if sue
cessful will be hardly less of a feat than
the drafting of a new constitution for an
To secure equal pnvileges and fiee
dom from the abuses of the wage system,
to waid off political interference, to es
tablish a community in which each will
secure his own best interests by helping
to seive the best interests of all, to eli
minate personal hostilities and gnevan
ces and destroy the ambition which
would lead a man to advance ovei the
bowed heads of his neighbors—here is a
feat which calls for administrative and
executive powers of tin highest charac
ter. Should Mr. Debs' effort be only
partly successful it would be one the
most picturesque and interesting eco
nomic experiments that have been made.
The St Paul Globe does not take
kindly to the Hawaiian proposition. It
says, and rightly so top
It will be remembered that, duiing
the last session of the previous congiess,
little 01 nothing could gain a hearing in
the senate chamber except the rights
and wiongs of the Cuban people. Now
the scene will be shifted. The commit
tee, on foreign affairs will lead the way
witn facility from Cuba to Hawaii, and
forget the woes and sufferings of the
former in furthering the gieat scheme of
political plunder and political corrup
tion that lies behind the annexation pro
It matters nothing to the senate, as it
matters nothing to this administration,
that men, women and children are dy
ing at oui doois, under a tyranny as
ciuel and bloody as this ceitury has
seen. For them there is neithei rescue
noi lespite. The aim of the United
States government cannot reach out to
help those whom the tongues of its of
ficial representatives beslaver with simu
lated sympathy. The Cuban question
was a good enough subject for debate,
answered well the purpose of airing ora
tory served to avert the necessity of
actually legislating for the people, and
turned attention away from the pressing
matters nearer home. Now it is discard
ed, forgotten, uninteresting to ttie sena
tois, while the frightful conditions which
they portrayed have passed from a fig
,,\ ment of the imagination to an awful
fict. They have done with Cuba. The
&& Hawaiian question offers them double
8^ the attraction. ^/J
Not only does it take the place of do
I mestic concerns of real moment, but the
£,3- reverend senators can actually sniff the
fe^ '•carrion in the air. What admirable pick
mgs and stealings there will be *hen the
JyfSandwich islands are brought in. J8How
fo'the spoilsmen and the patronage mon
gers will rejoice. And then, a little la^
ter, shall we not have the state of Ha
waii with two more sugar senators to sit
in our upper house and dictate legisla
tion for the rest of us, and make a good
thing of it for themselves while I hey
Wednesday June 2d, 1887.
carry out the orders of the sugar trust?
No more disgraceful light could be
thrown npon the condition of our poli
tics and the status of the senate and ad
ministration than this cold abandonment
of the Cuban people to their horrible
fate in order to enjoy the rottenness of
In a speech before the Bimetallic Club
of Columbus, Ohio, the other night,
General Warner gave utterance to the
following forcible statements:,
"The problem before us is how to re
cover ourselves from changed conditions.
The difficulties which must be overcome
are increasing. The gold standard has
been established in Russia and Japan.
You may look any day for another step
India. Gold will continue to rise,
and prices will fall. Our task is be
"To restore prosperity in this conntiy,
you must get down nearer the soil. If
the piices of products continue to fall
and money to rise, think what will soon
be the result. By the time we have a
population of one hundred millions,
less than five per cent, will have all the
"You canLot have a high 01 der of civ
ilization when wealth is concentrated in
to a few hands.
"What we want is not so much to
start the mills, as to start the markets.
"When everybody is employed, you
can't keep wages down when only half
are employed, you can't keep wages up.
"In the last year, we exported $320,
000,000 more than we imported, cf
goods and manufactures. That did not
balance our account. We are now ex
porting gold to balance up.
"Our policy for years has been to in
crease the alue of that which we agree
to pay, and lower the value of that which
we have to pay with.
"The Democratic party has taken its
position, I believe, to stay there. You
must do your part to make it stay there.
"I have been in recent conveisation
with some of the leaders. I think I can
say there will be no turning back from
the plough, for mere party ends."
James Cieelman, the noted New York
coirespondent, has been Viewing the po
litical situation Ohio the past few
weeks and thus telegraphs the New
"So great aie the chances foi an over
whelming democratic victoiy in Ohio
this yeai that twenty-eight candidates
foi governor are now in the field. The
wave of Bryanism that is sweeping
through Ohio just now is astonishing.
Mr. Bryan |s absolutely idolized and
the powei and prestige of his name
grows as the story of industrial and ag
ricultural misery spreads.
Eugene Debs, promoter of the social
democracy of America, which has for its
object the organization of a co-operative
commonwealth somewhere in the west,
has addressed the following letter to
Millionaiie John D. Rockefeller
The purpose of our organization is to
supplant the present cruel and immoial
and aestrnctive system by the co-opera
tive commonwealth, under wh^ch mil
lionaires and mendicants, the abnormal
products of an abnoimal civilization,
will disappear together, and the brother
hood of man will be ushered in, to bless
and beautify the world.
In Chicago alone, in which the uuivei
sity which bears your name stands, mon
umental of the triumphs of labor and
the fabulous wealth of the country, 8,
000 families are practically homeless,
and 4,000 honest workingmen are verg
ing on starvation. If you think this
statement an exaggeration, I beg that
you may come here, and I will arrange
to have them assemble on the lake fiont,
and there—under the common sky, their
only shelter—their emaciated faces and
tattered garments may bear testimony to
the haggard truth of man's inhumanity
The picture is well calculated to ap
peal toi men and angels, and, as you -are
a Christian gentleman, and are widely
known for your benefactions, perhaps
you might deem it proper, no less than
dutiful, to give your support to an or
ganization whose high purpose it is, not
to feed and humiliate these suffering fel
lowmen with a few paltry crumbs of
charity, to perpetuate conditions which
make their lives a continuous curse, but
to strive for a more exalted humanity, a
diviner civilization,' such as the Master
taught, when he said. "On earth peace,
good will toward mea.,,^^SWl^-Wr4
The immediate object will be the re
lief »f the unemployed, by colonizing
a western state, where they may co-oper
ate in the application of their labor to
the resources of nature, to provide for
themselves and their dependent ones,
and manfully discharge the duties of
emancipated citizenship. In this move
ment there aie no class distinctions.
Rich and poor are equally "welcome to
aid in dethroning gold and exalting hu
manity. Then the strong shall help the
weak the weak love the strong, and the
brothernood of man shall transform the
earth into a veritable paradise.
To consecrate oneself to such a work
is my highest conception of duty to my
self and my fellowman, and I trust that
you may find it consistent with your own
sense of social and patriotic obligation
to join hands with us in our emancipat
ing and ennobling mission.^- #»V&
The famous gunmaker, Krupp, has
doubled his capacity for turning out
guns. All Europe seems determined to
have peace even if they have to fight for
it—Chicago Int«»r Ocean,.
After a man discoveis how little he
knows he begins to suspect that possi
bly others do not know as much as they
It is one of the 3trange things of this
wotId that every now and then a girl
will give up a $15 salaiy to get a $10
An editor, observing that "the census
embraces 17,000,000* women," asks rap
turously "Who wouldn't be a census?"
—London Tid Bits.
Those who were kicking about the
cool weather a week ago*are now kick%
ing the cover off at night.—Kansas City
Professor Braintank—Newton was a
gieat philosopher. By observing the
mere fall of an apple he discovered the
law of gravity.
Smithers—That's nothing. By simply
biting an apple Eve discovered the
gravity of law.—New York Journal.
Senator Silver—Does the gentleman
mean to say that I lie?
Senator Fence—The gentleman has
too much regard for the courtesies of
the chamber to utter the sentiment so
aptly expressed by his learned friend.—
Philadelphia North American.
We are waiting for some patent medi
cine promoter to publish the photo of
Abdul Hamid, with an autogiaph re
commendation of the medicine as a
nerve-lestorei. Whatever it was Ab,
old boy, took, it seems to have made
him a hustling convalescent.—Omaha
•'I have noticed," said the Cornfed
Philosopher," In my long and useful life
of observation, that the snappy young
girl usually becomes the snappi&h wo
"Are men marrying less8" asks a Bos
ton contemporary. Some of them are.
The late Shah of Persia had 1,700 wives,
but his successoi has only sixty.—Louis
Let Minneapolis make the national
flour for this country and she doesn't
care who selects the national floral em
blem Boston Globe.
Young Mrs. Torkins dropped her news
paper, in which she was reading reports
of Broker Chapman's daily prison life.
"Charley, dear," she said, "I do hope
you will never do anything to get into
"What put that into your head?"
"1 was just thinking that if you ever
do happen to go to jail it will be dread
fully hard for you to be satisfied with
home cooking afterward."—Washington
There is no such thing as idle curiosi
ty. It is always busy.—Philadelphia
In spite of the fact that the city edi
tor usually gets a good salary, he is for
ever making an assignment.—Somer
You can never tell what a man will do
in a horse trade by the length of his
prayers on Sundny.—Ram's Horn.
"No," mused the old man sadly "my
life has not been spent as well as it
might have been, and still"—he was ap
parently calling to mind his better deeds
—"I have dime much toward elevating
my fellow men." A faint smile illu
mined the countenance of the retired
That Kansas City woman who' de
clared her intention a short time ago to
cross the ocean for the purpose of put
ting a flower on the grave of Adam, he
cause he was one man who followed his
wife's advice, should reflect before it be
too late that if Adam hadn't done so he
might have had no grave to decorate.—
Kansas City Times, SfT's
A short time ago an old lady went 6n
board of Nelson's flagship, (he Victoiy.
The different objects of interest were
duly shown her, and on reaching'the
spot where the great naval hero was
wounded (which is marked by a raised
brass plate) the officer remarked:
•Mf'Antf no wonder," exclaimed the old
Jacob Bakke and Ole Synstel
Lake Hansk and Ole Vee of Linden at
tended a Norwegian Lutheran conference
in St. Paul last week. %%j
Mrs. McBain and the Misses Stiles,
Palmer and Jones of Sleep Eye will
attend the|National Christian Endeavor
convention in San Francisco next month.
Bikes and Bicyclists.
the growth of otir business plainly proves.
The bicycle has brought about great
changes and made many revolutions.
A bicycle has no brains, its owner
should use his.—L. A W Bulletin.
Don't try to borrow money on your
bicycle, because it won't stand aloan.
A fool on a wheel is as dangerous as
a runaway horse. Stop them.—Cleve
The furniture dealers of Grand Rapids
have entered, at this late day, a protest
against the bicycle. They say it hurts
their business. Doubtless there are few
er parlor sofas worn out at this season
of the year than theie were before the
wheel became popular.—St. Paul Pion
Cycling on the beach will be in favor
with bathers this season, because it is so
easy for the novice to take a plunge.—
St. Paul Globe.
As the handle bar is bent so shall the
spinal column of the rider be inclined.
—New York Journal.
A soft answer turneth away wrath,
but a soft tire filleth a man with evil
thoughts.—New York Journal.
The young men and women who haye
put all their spare cash into "bikes"
within a year or two may soon begin to
wish that they had not been quite so
hasty. It is now said that an inventor
has devised a little storage battery to go
under the bike saddle, which will propel
the machine, burn a brilliant lantern for
night riding and sound a "buzzer" to
warn off pedestrians, while another in
ventor has devised an automatic pair of
feet on which the machine will stand
until you mount, or while you stop and
chat with a friend, and fold up out of
the way with the first movement to
start. This is a real approximation to
the ideal bike. A beer pump attach
ment would make it complete.—Minne
apolis Times. „..
Wheat, No. 1 i.f. f. .64
Wheat, No 8 62
Corn, new 18
Oats, per bushel, 10
Barley, per bushel, 15
Rye, per bushel,. .25
Flax, 6 2
Potatoes, new, per bushel, 25
Butter, per pound, 8 tp 12£
,per taunt........ .-*.• 1
Old papers for sale
Read below and tie Convinced.
There is more than mere3 buying and selling aimed at in the management of
There is an earnest desire and endeavor
to rise above the dead level of ordinary store-keeping, by giving people all, yes, more
than they expect, oi could obtain for their money elsewhere.
That The Policy Is A Popular One,
We have goods for men, women, boys and girls. We are sure that our prices
can't be beaten by any one. Men's socks 5 cents, Men's work shirt, underwear and
drawers, 25 cents each. Women's Vest, 5 cents. Muslin drawers, 20 cents up. White
skirts 50 cents up and so on. Children's stockings, fast black, all prices children's
muslin drawers, 15 cents. This is the only place they can be had.
Give Us One Trial And Be Convinced.
HIGHEST PRICE ALWAYS PAID FOR BUTTER AND EGGS.
at the Review of-
£. •*, -*. JU£ +£*r^iSt4&iL&*f
Boots and Shoes for all Nations.
ALL WOOL INGRAINS
GOOD TIMES MADE POSSIBLE.
Bargain we have,
Buyer we want
THREE PLYS BEST
The vjrtue in values, the power in prices, makes this your best chance
We will sdve you something on every purchase. Our assortment meet
all demands and satisfies all wants.
PERFECT PITTING WEAR RESISTING.
We are allowing no one to undersell us. Our greeting to you this season,
is bargains at every hand. We think we are giving more style, meri*, quality and
wear for a dollar than any other house.
We remain your obedient servant,
A Weighty Subject.
THE SHOE MAN,
The weight of a. carpet isn't the only
point to be considered. There/are others but
no matter whether they he many or few, we
have the finest quality of carpets, and if yon
desire something in this line, no matter what5
grade, we can meet your, waotfc S^Sp
These we have in stock and we need not"ask your pardon. foi delajri^tnst:
are experienced by selling from samples. Carpets are sewed and laid if raqnisted.
Even if you do not wish to buy any call at *jy£*
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