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To PETITION 60NGRESS
Let the Common People Fight the Repeal of Wall Street is Up and Doing! Let us not The present financial disturbance is artifical. It was precepitated up on the country by the machinations of Wall street bankers. It is attrib uted by them to the operation of the Sherman silver law, and its object is to enforce the repeal of that mea sure and compel the adoption of the single gold standard. They are ac tively at work with the most powerful enginery to accomplish their schemes. They have sowed the seeds of gold monopoly everywhere. Everywhere they have set the bankers to clamor ing for the repeal of the Sherman law. They are circulating petitions and exerting their power to the ut most. At such a time the peo ple should not be silent. We call To tiie Senate and House of ißepresentatiyes of the United States The undersigned citizens' of the “Sherman act,” unless a bill is«first passed, byiboth houses and signed by the President, to fully remonetize silver. Wherever the holder of silver bullion can exchange it, at the United States mints, for legal tender dollars, worth, by law, one hundred cents, the amount of silver in that dollar will be worth one hundred cents; for no man will sell it for less than he can exchange it for: and hence no man can ibuy it for less; and the price in the United States will therefore fix the price over the whole world. And thus, at one blow, silver and gold will be re restored to the place they held under the national constitution for eighty years; and until the capitalists of the old world corrupted the legislators of the new, and brought the American people, by secret villainy, to the verge of universal bankruptcy and ruin. We also demand that congress shall at once establish postal savings banks, as has been done in other countries; paying three per cent per an num on deposits, and lending out the money so received, on good real estate security, upon terms and conditions that will insure safety, and fair deal ing; and at a rate not to exceed three and a half per cent per annum. Such a measure would be a great boon to the'producing classes relieving them from the danger of loss by failure of swindling banking corporations; while it would afford abundant means to relieve those in debt, and now perishing at the hands of the usurers. It would place the government beyond the reach of the hellish influences of Wall Street, always inimical to and human progress. A billion and a half dollars are now in the savings banks of this country, and twice as much more are in the hands of the pro ducing classes; and every dollar of this vast sum, three times the amount of our national debt, would, at once, be at the command of the national government: while the same postal machinery which now takes the money of depositors, and issues money-orders therefor, payable at special post of fices; could then receive the savings of the people and issue deposit certifi cates, bearing three per cent interest, and payable at any first or second class post office in the United States. These certificates would pass from hand to hand, and constitute a species of currency in themselves, which would reliever the financial stringency and redeem the nation from the domination of the money-changers. We, as a part of a long-suffering, much-enduring people, put up our payer to you, our servants, for this relief; and we beg you not to listen to the voices of the seducers who have taken possession of nearly all the avenues of public opinion, and are driving the peaceful people of the United States into conditions dangerous to law aud order, and the perpetuity of our free institutions. And we shall ever pray, etc. RESOLUTIONS Adopted by the Executive Com mittees of the Peoples Party and the State Alliance. Following is the full text of the resolutions adopted by the execu tive committees of the peoples party and the state farmers alliance at the joint session held at St. Paul July 6th, 1893: ENDORSING MR. DONNELLY “Resolved, That we have entire confidence in Hon. Ignatius Donnel ly. We believe that he has been and is the best friend the farmers and la- borers have had in Minnesota, for the last thirty years; and that dur . ing all that time he has been the target of plutocracy, and their hire lings. “FUSION.” Resolved, That we resent the im- putation that the peoples party of the state of Minnesota in the last campaign, “fused” with the demo * cratic party, as an absolute, unjusti fiable falsehood. ENDORSING THE REPRESENTATIVE “Resolved, That we desire to ex press our cordial approval and hearty endorsement of the new alliance pa per, the Representative, and we ask every friend of reform in the state to constitute himself a commit tee of one to work constantly to sus tain it and increase its circulation. It is laboring, in a moderate and temperate spirit, to unite all ele ments of reform, in this state, in harmonious action; it is owned by the local alliances; it cannot and it will not sell us out in the aisis of a campaign; and if it is sustained, as it should be, it will give us the state in 1894. We ask every local alliance and every eioples party club and industrial ague in the state, to go to work at once and help build it up and make it a great power.” This was followed by the following, also unanimously adopted: “Resolved, By the peoples party state central committee, that our chairman Mr. T. J. Meighen, is here by requested to solicit subscriptions of stock to our paper, the Represen tative, from such persons as in his judgment might be inclined to assist our cause.” the Sherman Act. be Inactive. ...., respectfully petition your honorable body, not to repeal NAMES. for a concerted movement, all over the United States; and to help it along we print below a form of pe tition and we ask every subscriber to set to work to get as many signa tures to it as possible, and forward it to some populist member or sen ator, as soon as congress convenes in extra session in September. We hope other reform newspapers will do the same thing, and thus set the ball rolling all over the country. All you have to do, good reader, is to cut out the following and paste it at the head of a sheet of paper, and append the signatures below it. Even if you get but two, three or half-a dozen signatures, send it on. Every little helps; but “the more the mer rier.” ... county, in the state of • • NAMES. THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK Resolved, That we desire to say to the members of the peoples party of this state, that the prospects for the success of the principles our party were never so bright as they are to day. The terrible collapse of the business and commerce of the whole country, and the great suffering which is following and must follow to the mass of the people, who labor for a living, are opening the eyes of the voters to the fact that the finan cial principles of the old parties are destructive of the country, and they are coming over to the peoples party by the hundreds of thousands. We have only to stand firm by our prin ciples to speedily achieve state and national triumphs. ■ Resolved, That in the presidential campaign of last year we told the people that the great issue was the financial one; and that the outcry of both the old parties, about the tariff, was simply a sham fight, agreed upon by them, for temporary purposes, to divert public attention from the real questions at issue. The result has proved the truth of our statements: —the tariff issue is now dead and buried; the money issue is the sole and only one before the people to day. We call the attention of the voters to this to show how cunningly they were humbugged, by the money power, acting through the leaders of two great agencies, the republican and democratic parties. THE FREE SILVER CONVENTION. Resolved, That we urge that a full delegation go from Minnesota to the Chicago convention, to be held August Ist, 1893; to protect against the repeal of the Sherman act and to demand the full remonetization of silver. We believe that the said con vention will be the most important held in this country, in the last quar ter of a century. RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE. “Resolved, That we have heard with profound regret of the great and irreparable loss sustained by our friend and fellow member of this committee, Hon. H. P. Bjorge, in the loss of his eldest son; and we assure him that he and his family have the sympathy of all who know them in their great affliction. Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the state farmers alliance, and the secretary is directed to forward a copy of the same to Mr. Bjorge. THE REPRESENTATIVE. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1893. THE PEOPLE’S LAND. HOW THE BIRTHRIGHT OF AMERICAN CITIZENS HAS BEEN STOLEN. Railroad Barons and Foreign Landlords Have Gobbled the Lands Upon Which Farmers’ Sons Should Be Sustaining Themselves. Volumes have been written upon the Iniquity of the American land steal un til nearly everybody has become more or less familiar with its enormity. In 30 land grants to railroads—many of which have been forfeited by not building the roads and for other causes—the govern ment gave away over 189,551,000 acres, or enough to make homes for 4,738,000 fam ilies. In addition to this, the records show page after page of titles to Eu ropean nobility, who own large tracts, ranging from 3,000,000 acres (over eight counties) to tracts of a few townships. Little idea can be formed of the extent of this evil without comparison, and then one is lost in the computation. The rail road grants alone show an area four times as large as England, Ireland, Scot land and Wales, which, added to the vast holdings of aliens, swells the amount to an area 11 times as large as the state of Ohio, 13 such states as Indiana, 37 such states as Maryland or 350 such states as Rhode Island. Does any one wonder why the farm ers’ sons and daughters are driven from their natural vocations to the already crowded shops of the cities to look for work, thereby cutting still lower the wages that rightfully belong to the skilled artisans and mechanics, who have spent the best years of their lives in per fecting their trades? They are human and must live. Their birthright has been stolen from them by legal highway men, and they must find work or starve. Of the few thousand acres of public lands yet remaining not one acre in ten will reproduce the seed sown upon it. The old home is too small to hold the constantly increasing brood, and even where it has fortunately escaped the mortgage blight it is soon left for father and mother, while the life and energy that should characterize American agri culture are lost in the vortex of city tur moil, where they are forced to compete for bread with the poorly fed and half clothed wage slaves of our shops and fac tories. It is another proof that the causes that depress one branch of industry af fect all branches, for men driven from their chosen trade or vocation seek a liv ing in another, thereby bringing all to a common level. Of the millions of acres owned by these railroads and other corporations not one acre in ten has been patented, deeds taken and recorded, the corporations taking this method to avoid taxation, letting the burden fall upon the poor pioneer, who can ill afford it. Alien ownership draws a constant rental from this country, which must be paid in gold and which is rapidly reducing the farm ers of this country to a level of the tenant farmer of Europe. The absorb tion of land drives the poorer classes into our larger cities, where they are treated even worse than the serfs of Ireland. Twenty-six years of Republican and four years of Democratic administration have failed to correct this grievous wrong, while the inactivity of the present (Cleve land) administration gives the people lit tle ground for hope. Like the cause of slavery in 1856 and 1860, a new party must come up from among the people and right this and other wrongs that dis tress the people and reclaim that which they have lost through the arrogance of capital. Without a new party the outlook is indeed dark, and any conjecture is little more than a prophecy. To the unthink ing it will appear like the same old grind, with the screw of oppression given one more turn, but by those who have watched the encroachments of capital the bloody hand of Imperialism is al ready seen at the throat of fair Liberty, and the temple of our independence is already being undermined for the erec tion of a throne where Oligarchy shall rule with all the exaction of his imperial mandate. The step from a “dictator” to a king is not a great one, and the president of a republic who refuses to call congress to gether until he thinks the representatives of the people are “tractable” has all the requirements for an absolute ruler. Place in his hands the armies and navies of the republic, intrenched in every fortress and dominating every harbor, backed by the wealth of this country and the kingdoms of Europe, who could land millions of soldiers upon this con tinent at a month’s notice, and we would come to realize those prophetic words of that noble martyr Lincoln when he said: “As a result of the war corporations have been enthroned, and an era of cor ruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will en deavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed.” Shall we heed this prophetic warning or go on with our “prejudices” and aid in its fulfillment? —D. A. Reynolds’ Pamphlet. Cleveland and Carlisle Statesmanship. If a farmer having specific obligations, payable in wheat, to the amount of five or six times as much wheat as he had, would pay in wheat at the de mand of a creditor’s obligation while be had the option of paying in oats of which he had more than he had granary room for, he would be universally considered an idiot. If, acting for another, under such circumstances he paid out wheat to a party who was conspiring to compel his employer to buy back wheat at a big advance in price, there might be a divi sion in public sentiment as to whether h« was an idiot or an infernal scoundrel. If acting thus he sought to justify his action by saying that he was endeavor ing to “preserve the parity," he would parallel the statesmanship (?) of O. Cleve land and J. Carlisle.—lowa Tribune. HIT THE BULLSEYE. Tom Watson Takes Time Between Speeches to Exhort the True Men. When did the people of Georgia ever assemble in such tremendous crowds to hear political speeches? Where is the man that does not know that profound depths of popular feeling are being touched, and that the heart of the commonwealth is troubled at the trend of government? The hum of discussion vibrates in the air from center to circumference of the body politic. The silent but irresistible columns of thought are moving as they have not moved for 25 years. The scouting parties of research and inquiry take no rest either day or night. Throwing down his Atlanta Journal or his Savannah News, the Democrat, nearly starved for a taste of the whole bodied truth, rides 20 miles to hear a Populist discuss national affairs. Disgusted with the never ending squabble among the Democratic bosses about the offices, and turning with sick ened surprise from the spectacle of the national government of 65,000,000 of people being run by a lot of statesmen who work one day and go fishing the other six, he hitches up the old mare to the buggy and joins the wonderful pro cession which rumbles along under the tall pines, mile after mile, to hear an honest talk about the most important questions which can affect a people. This is no fancy sketch. It is the lit eral truth. Democrats by the score are attending our meetings and will continue to do so. Now, our duty is plain. Every speech must be pitched to the high level of pa triotism. Speak for the good of our com mon country. Lift principle above par ty and truth above partisanship. Concede that the country Democrat has been honestly in error and then try to convince him of that error. Drive home the thought that we have been made the tools of the money kings, who have captured the machinery of both the old parties, and that our only salvation lies in massing all the people to fight the banker combine. Dwell untiringly upon the fact that the eastern and northern Democrat is as much our enemy upon all questions of finance and taxation as the eastern and northern Republican. Explain with all the might that’s in you the identity of interests between the south and the west and the antagonism of interest between the south and the east and north, then ask the country Democrat why he should always follow the bosses, who allow the south to be plundered in the interest of the eastern and northern plutocrats. Load you guns in this way, men, and you’ll hit the bullseye every crack.—T. E. Watson in People’s Party Paper. It Is Underconsumption. “The amount of work you do,” said S. J. Kent of Lincoln, Neb., in a recent lec ture, “does not depend on the number of hours you work. The difference between barbarism and civilization is consump tion, and anything that makes it impos sible for men to satisfy their desires is an impediment to civilization. We are told by men high in authority that we are suffering from overproduction—from the overproduction of silver, from the over production of the necessaries of life, al though there are thousands of poor fel lows who have not a dollar m their pock ets or food to eat. The trouble is there is not enough consumption. In the same breath that these people say that there is overproduction they tell workingmen to economize. Why, if we were to econo mize there would be still greater over production. Such people are not con sistent. It is by expanding our wants and desires that civilization is advanced, and if this were done generally there need not be an idle man in the world to day, and it is a sin that there is.” Virginia Campaign. We are now more than ever impressed with the importance of the Virginia campaign. It is the initial battle of the campaign of 1894. This fight cannot be confined to the state of Virginia. It is national in its character and results. Every Populist in this country is in terested in its outcome and should stand ready to do his or her full share to bring about a glorious victory. We propose to start a “Watchman fund” for Vir ginia to be used in paying the expenses of outside speakers. There are good men who can be sent into that state with little expense. Everything will be done under the direction of the Virginia state committee. A strict account will be rendered each week of receipts and dis bursements. No matter how small the contribution, it will be gladly received. —National Watchman. The lowa Campaign. The Populists intend to conduct a vig orous and thorough campaign in lowa this year. General Weaver will spend the months of September and October in the state and will visit as many locali ties as possible. W. H. Robb, E. H. Gil lette, A. J. Westfall, Professor A. E. Ott, Judge Cole, F. F. Roe, A. C. W. Weeks, W. S. Scott, S. F. Myers, Mr. Burke of Council Bluffs, S. B. Downing, J. E. Anderson and other excellent cam paigners and organizers will ably assist in the good work. The committee ex pects also to secure the services of Igna tius Donnelly of Minnesota, Mrs. Lease, Governor Le welling and Jerry Simpson of Kansas, Tom Patterson and Colonel Fisk of Colorado, J. H. Davis of Texas, Tom Watson of Georgia, S. F. Norton of Illinois and others. Eastern Populists. The influence of the People’s Party in the east at last fall’s election was com paratively small, but the nucleus there formed was composed of earnest men, and the interest is being kept alive by active work at this time. In most of the large cities of the east organization is being carefully and surely pushed along, and where there are to be elections next fall the People’s Party will make a cam paign for educational purposes if not with the hope of success. FARMS IN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. A Letter From a Prominent Business Man Giving the True Situation. General A. J. Warner, President American Bi metallic League, Washington: Dear Sir —I inclose a list of “country homes'* whose owfiers have been ruined by the low price of cotton and whose homes are now of fered for sale by the Caldwell and Judah Mort gage company. Here is a list of 58 farms of fered for sale by a single mortgage company and the closing out of farmers is barely com menced. Those marked with a cross in pencil are in the valley here and are in a section that is as fertile as the valley of the Nile. You will notice that these farms, part wood ed and part under cultivation, including build ings, cotton gins and all improvements, are of fered at an average of some $lO per acre, a fig ure not over one-third of what they should bring, as the wild laud alone is worth $lO. This list is not all that this company has taken in. The larger places in this valley, bid in by them at 20 to 35 cents on the dollar, they have retained for themselves, and I am informed that they lost a large sum of money last year running those places, raising cotton, and they will lose more this year. There is no money in this valley, and land and lumber are absolutely unsalable. I can sell my clear lumber to go north usually, though just now we cannot sell in the north, but coarse lumber for building cabins, etc., here cannot be sold, and to ship it to the north will hardly pay freight. I cannot sustain my self in the lumber business and must stop. About all the lumber mills around me have failed or shut down. I hare quit cutting logs in the woods, and as soon ns I can saw up the logs already cut and sell the lumber I will quit and go to buying car lots of lumber and shipping north. There is nothing but serfdom before the peo ple of the south and west unless there is a change that will give them a living price for the products of their farms. Everything is at a deadlock—banks refusing accommodations to their customers, compel ling everybody to pay up and not paying out a single nickel that they can avoid. The govern ment, banks and people—all are short of money. If this and a heavy fall in prices until wheat is lower than ever before known is not proof that there is not near money enough, then in God’s name when can we get proof of it? George Prentiss. Moorhead, Miss. Why Not Wheat? In your weekly issue for July 5 is an article which I assume to be an editorial, entitled “Mr. Bland’s Injustice,” in which you characterize as absurd the declaration by Mr. Bland that there is a conspiracy against silver, and then pro ceed to argue that our government, in stead of conspiring against silver, has been very friendly toward it, has bought large quantities of it with a view to keep ing up its price and has lost a large sum of money in its vain effort to accomplish that result. Your conclusion is that sil ver mine owners and all friends of silver should feel grateful to the government for its heroic efforts in their behalf—ef forts never made in behalf of other in terests or any other product. Your argument provokes the ques tions: Has the government been friendly to silver? Have its efforts been conducive to the maintenance of its price? Suppose the government had prohibited the use of wheat for bread; then, to keep up its price, decreed to buy a few million bushels each month, store it in ware houses, from which it was probably nev er to be drawn, and issue to the people the equivalent of its value in rye and corn bread. Would the growers of wheat regard that as kind treatment of their product? Would that sort of finan ciering (?) be considered a single remove from idiocy? Has not the government given precise ly such treatment to silver as my hypo thetical treatment of wheat? Would not wheat inevitably decline under such con ditions, and under like conditions could silver hope to escape a similar fate? If this government has been kind to silver, was it not kindness that kills?—S. M. Owen in New York World. Trouble Only Begun. The World-Herald says that “railway men report that Omaha wholesale deal ers in things other than the necessities of life find orders from Colorado can celed every day-” And this is only the beginning or trouble. On account of this loss of traffic the roads are discharg ing hundreds of employees, and as soon as they are discharged they become largely nonconsumers. That reduces the sales of retail dealers, and they don’t buy of the wholesale houses. When the wholesale houses can’t sell, they cease to buy of the eastern manufacturers. When the eastern manufacturer can’t sell, he discharges his workmen. Then they can’t buy, and the eastern retail dealer can’t sell. Those fellows may think they have no interest in this silver question, but they will find out one of these days before long whether they have or not. It may strike them last, but it will strike them hardest of all in the end. We are not going to starve on these fertile plains if the banks do make it impossible to pay debts. We raise enough to feed our pop ulation, and do#n there they do not. There will be some long, piercing calam ity howls from New England before long. —N onconformist. Parties and Panics. The first great panic in our history fell on the year after John Adams was elected. The second, omitting the war era of 1812-15, began soon after Monroe’s first election and culminated in 1819. A few miner flurries occurred, and then came the crusher of 1837. I do not count 1827, 1847 and the state bank panic of 1854 as more than mere flurries. So of the really great panics we have had one under the Federalists, one under the Jeffersonian Demo-Republicans, three under the Democrats (if you count this one) and two under the Republicans. As the panics of 1837 and 1873 lasted five years each, we find that the number of panic years under each political party bears an exact ratio to the number of years that party ruled the country.—J. H. Beadle. Texas Aroused. The Alliance lecturers and Populist orators are making the hilltops and the valleys all over Texas ring with their ar raignment of the Democrats and Repub licans for the troublesome tiroes that are upon us. If the people do not rise in their might and throw off the chains that bind them, it will not be because they do not know of the evil. Let the good work go on. Relief or deathl— Southern Mercury. THE HAM'S FLY CATCH Wonderful Baseball Story From the Centennial State. CAYLOR’S BASEBALL PICTURES. fpalding and Bradley Were World Fa mous Pitchers In 1876—One Is a Million aire Now and the Other a Philadelphia Policeman—Players Who Save Money. About this time every year is the season when some extraordinary story is told to wake up the baseball crank and thrill his credulous soul with wonder. This year it is a hawk story. The scene is laid in faroff Colorado, where the air is so pure and rare that lying is as easy as walking. A player while practicing sent a fly ball high into the empyrean. A hawk, sach as they grow In that glorious climate, was lolling around in the vicinity of the clouds, and toward this bird the ball set sail. The hawk saw its game coming and for the sake of some thing to do met it half way. The result was a fly catch as neatly made as it could be done by a Ryan, a Holliday, a Hamilton or a Brodie. With the ball in its clutches, the hawk flew away to its nest. What use it made of the ball is not chronicled, but I suppose, true to its nature, this bird of prey tore the insides out of the sphere and glutted itself on yarn and rubber. If he found the yam as tough as the yam as I have spun it, that hawk will never catch another fly ball. The game will be deprived of another nov elty which was promised, but which has been withdrawn before it ripened. Cincin nati, the home of baseball sensations, was to have been the scene of this miscarried curiosity, and I presume it was planned by that prince of advertisers, Frank Bancroft. The club announced that some time in Au gust there would be a marriage celebrated at the home plate on the Cincinnati grounds just before the game began. The groom was to be the assistant ground keep er, and the happy bride, it was said, “moved high up in her particular circle in the west end. ” The scheme was a most novel one. It would have been the first wedding on a hallfleld since the game began. Couples nave been united in balloons at county fairs, on the stage and in show windows, but never at the home plate. Alas for novelty! Some of the other League clubs heard about the contemplated innovation, and at once there formed a fun nel shaped cloud of indignation which threatened to sweep down on Cincinnati and blow the home plate, the assistant ground keeper and his high moving bride into the Ohio river. As a consequence, the wedding at the home plate has been de clared off. This year there has been a disposition in the National league particularly to frown npon all novelty attractions of an extra character when coupled with championship games. In St. Louis they had a balloon ascension on one or two occasions, but I be lieve the venture didn’t pay, and the special features were discontinued. Several years ago foot races preceding the games were quite popular, but at that time it was neces sary to devise extra attraction to get the money in at the gates. This year the great game is drawing for itself, and the side show business is unpopular. Very recently two teams of police officer* played a game of ball in Philadelphia. One of the nines was shut out without a run. The pitcher for the victors was George W. Bradley. When I saw a paragraph in a Philadelphia paper making the announce ment of that game, I cast my thoughts back nearly a score of years. This George W. Bradley is now a police officer in the City of Brotherly Love with a salary of perhaps SIOO a month. In 1876 he was pitching for the St. Louis club of the Na tional league. It was the year when Bos ton’s big four—Spalding, Barnes, White and MeVey—deserted the club and went to Chicago, where they helped to win the championship for the White Stockings. They found their hardest foe to beat in the St. Louis nine, especially when Bradley pitched. A result of this was that the Chi cagos got rid of their dangerous rival pitch er, Bradley, by engaging him. He joined the Chicagos, I think, the following year. The point I am making is this: In that rear—lß76—the two most famous pitoheie in the country were A. G. Spalding and George W. Bradley. They were rivals on nearly an equal footing, and Bradley’s earnings were scarcely less than Spalding’s. But time works wonders. Things are very different with those two men today. Spald ing is a millionare living in royal style in •ne of Chicago’s fashionable suburbs and occupying the head place in a firm which has houses in Chicago, New York, Philadel phia, London and Sydney. Bradley patrols the streets of Philadelphia and earns enough to keep his family in moderate comfort. At this time, while Bradley is doing a policeman’s duty, Spaing is liv ing temporarily in his cottage at Seabright, on the Jersey coast. The story of these two once famous pitchers makes a text for a sermon on base ball. One was a man of education and more than average intelligence. To him the money which he earned playing ball was a nest egg for the fortune he afterward acquired. Baseball gave him his start and probably placed him where he is today. In the other instance the player was a man without education or ambition be yond the diamond. Whatever money he saved while playing ball was spent as soon as the diamond had no further work for him. How often the history of a ball play er is the history over again of Bradley’s life! Few of them save their money. Of those who do a very small proportion are willing or able to put it into some business as soon as their playing days are past. Most of them loaf around and play in mi nor leagues until what they earned in their £rosperous days is spent, and then they ave neither money nor mental talent to carry them through life in a prosperous state. There are ball players who will leave the profession in comfortable oiroumstancea Anson, while not a parsimonious man, has made a great deal of money at ball playing and saved a great deal. He has from time to time invested in Chicago real estate and owns about 100,000 worth of property. Com iskey, Nash, Glasscock, McPhee, Chamber lain, Conner, Duffy, O’Rourke, Thompson and a few others have not wasted their earnings and are all fairly well “fixed.” But men of the Kelly-Latham-Ward stripe, who are free spenders, depend from year to year upon their salaries for the means of gratifying an abnormal desire to spend money. I see there is already some talk about winter or tell expeditions to Cuba, New Orleans or California. Than always la more or less speculation in that line about the dag daya ovary JWi but tt seldom amounts to more, O. P. OiTMS.