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Our Forum. Many of the contributions to the Forum are too lons. 1° the future we must insist that they be made shorter. Host of them could be condensed into 600 words. If this is done it will en able the Representative to print more and a creator variety. Here after the shorter letters will be given preference. Write them on one side of the paper only. If written on both eldes they will not be printed un der any circumstances. Write them plainly and with ink. Do not crowd the lines closely to gether. A plainly written letter con forming to these ryies will stand by far the best be printed. Within car-tain proper limitations we admit tire widest liberty of thought and expression upon the part of our correspondents, w hile we do not hold , ourselves responsible for any views which may be put forth. The Foruhi, as its name implies, is a 6ort of debating school, for the discus sion of the important questions of the day. We ask our correspondents to avoid abusive personalities and to keep clear of the shoreless and bottom less sea of religious debate. [Ed. THE NEXT CAMPAIGN LOOK OUT FOR OLD PARTY TOOLS AND AGENTS IN OUR CONVENTION. Better Begin to Discuss What You Want Now—A Letter From a Knight of Labor. A Member of the Legislature Who Was Prepared for the Inaugur ation of Civil War by the Populists. the Representative. Were the libertines who furnish scrib bllngs for the subsidized press of the world in jail, where they deserve to be, right beside their partners in crime, the Younger brothers, we would not be com pelled to note that demented Democrats are trying to prove that the Wilson bill has increased wages. The gold bugs of London and New York are paying for the raise in wages, to deceive suffragans into voting old party tickets again next year. It ' is done only in a.few instances, as nearly all public wodks in the nation are hold ing out to their employes that they would shut down entirely were it not that they were so philanthropically inclined as to keep running to prevent their .laborers from starving. The People’s party res urrected the money a usi htoterei cmfwm urrected the money issue to the ever lasting sorrow and discomfort of both the old parties and the Rothschilds, and while we have been always labeled as a party with one issue the old parties are now for once in, thirty years looking for an issue, and grab ours, and the Demos call it the regular old Demo doctrine, and the Reps, vice-versa. The National Republican League was smashed into into smithereens, and aside from a scramble for office they did nothing, not knowing whether to take up silver and have an issue or continue the tariff buga boo as of yore. I started out with the press. It is an indisputable fact that the Jews are the owners of two-thirds of the subsidized press of the world, and their employes are in. all instances worse slaves than those of Carnegie, Pullman or the colored race of the South previous to 1860. Right here in the city in the heart of the grand est harvest Almighty God ever gave his children is published a sheet, held out to its slave patrons to be a demo, organ, that denounces Pullmanism, Carnagie ites. Republicanism, and the employes of that same plagarist sheet are dominated over and compelled to work for wages far below those ever paid by any of the aforesaid plutocrats. The owners and entire management of this aforedesignat • ed newspaper (?) vote the Rep. ticket generally, on the financial side always. A word to the People’s party voters of ■Winona county through the Representa tive, the ablest paper of its kind today in the world —and I have done. Look up some young man in your neighborhood, who has never paid much attention to politics, offer to place his name on the county ticket next fall. Use no decep tion, tell him the honest, plain situation. Give him to understand and have him promise—first be sure you know to whom you are speakng—to make the run from start to finish regardless of consequences. I repeat It, look such men up. come to the convention next year able to put up a complete ticket, straight from top to bot tom, and thus prevent Demo.-Rep. jug glers from spoiling our efforts in conven ton. Once you put up your ticket, close heart and ear and eye to the slanders originating in the camp of the enemy. Stand by them, fight for them. But I would not advise you to prepare for war like Hon. Martin, our Republican repre sentative from this county last winter, by carying concealed weapons while in St. Paul as a member of the law-making body of-this state. (I saw this man'on his return from St. Paul last spring hand over a loaded seven-shooter revolver to John Pbeler, of whom he had borrowed the weapon before departing to his post of duty last fall. He drew it loaded from his pocket and handed it over to its own er with thanks in my presence.) He felt when he got home that he was safe from, the Populists. The argument is made by some who vote with us all that we want is the legislative ticket. But is not this just what the old parties want also? Is it not at this point we meet all the strong and heavy guns of the enemy? Strengthen the balance of the ticket and vou strengthen our legislative ticket. Make the ticket like the “One hoss shay” equally strong in all its parts, and capa ble of running one hundred years, to a day. It Isn’t too early now to begin cor responding with each other as ho the whereabouts of proposed candidates, and of their fitness, qualifications, etc., for the position. Let us draft some good resolutions and go before the labor or ganizations of the country to secure their approval. Let us be up and doing. I would make a county platform proposing to reduce the salary of every officer in the county. Make a plank with strong purposes against corporations and in fa vor of the rights of labor. Let us get up r a good county platform to place before the people, one that will make the old. parties squirm. A word andi I cloee. We have nearly IjiOO voters in this county. We have 500 in this city and a large majority of them read the Representative; and we have a grand foundation on which to build. It behooves us to be astir early, to he on the move, and be prepared when the battle is called that the enemy may not be able 1 to make havoc of our ranks, and cause V. Simpson to regret that he ever said “That no man never succeeded in Winona who joined a labor organization.” KNIGHT OF LABOR. Winona, Minn., July 15, 1895. A NEBRASKA LETTER. EARNEST AND SENSIBLE—WHAT IS MONEY—THE INTRINSIC HUMBUG EXPOSED. To The Representative: Every citizen should learn to write, read and figure. Learn to write short, in teresting letters with one or more points of interest. Learn to read matters of in terest and if they con tain anything contrary to public policy be able to see what it is. Learn to figure what is good for us as citizens of a repub lic, always remembering that if something is seemingly good for us as individuals wholly at the expense of others it may not be good for the public and thereby not good for us. Mn Editor yuo are a great teacher and your paper is a lesson leaf. The man who has a chance to pay a dol lar a year for your teaching and profits by it is more fortunate than the sons of the rich who go to college and learn the false political economy of the dead past. As citizens of this republic every voter is a sovereign or king unto himself. Some of us make very poor kings and none of us any too good. The better sovereigns we become the better our republic. By long years of suffering and fighting we learned to become a republic politically—we must now learn to establish a commercial re public to fit in with our political republic. Our civil liberty is now threatened with destruction because we try to retain a commercial monarchy. Political affairs in a republic demand that “old folks” go to school and keep go ing. It was Victor Hugo who wrote “Destroy the cave of ignorance and you destroy the mole of crime. The great mass of man kind i 3 honest and but few are in favor of crime. Political economy is one of the largest caverns in the cave of ignorance. None of us but would glhndly destroy a mole of crime to give birth to a child of wisdom. One of the moles of crime is the idea that a gold dollar has 100 cents of ‘intrin sic” value in it. Intrinsic means inter nal, or value witihin itself. In your issue of July 10 on page 5 in an article “Relative Cost of the Production of Gold and Silver,” you quote Mr. F. W. Hendricks, of Denver, a well known Col orado miner, as saying that the cost of producing one dollar in gold at the Inde pendence mine is but 4 cents and at the Victor mine for the past two years 29 1-3 cents; the Portland mine 30 cents; the Is abella mine 3D£ cents. I have met so many well informed peo ple who have had “intrinsic” gold dollar drilled into them until they think a gold dollar has 100 cents of value within itself, without the nation’s fiat of free coinage value which is a price set by law. To such I have asked, do you think the gold miner works for love alone? The fact that the bullion in a gold dollar is now worth 100 cents is because of the free coinage law. Every article of commerce has intrinsic value and that value is made by the uses man puts it to. Money is that upon which the nation sets its fiat or command of legal tender. The nation can use anything with which to make money that will carry the least danger of being counterfeited. Our na tion should not be a pauper as it is now, depending upon taxation for its support. The nation should issue its money on the cheapest and best material—paper—and thus, become self-sustaining. That would destroy the business of the money-loaner but all other lines of livlihood would be come prosperous. A. J. GUSTIN. AN OLD SOLDIER. HE RECOUNTS THE PAST AND WANTS TO KNOW WHAT WAS GAINED BY THE PEOPLE THROUGH THE GREAT REPUBLICAN VICTORY OF 1894. To The Representative: Eight or nine months have past since the blowing of horns and shouting of the political parties in Minnesota. The elec tors had met, cast their votes and the re sults were declared a great Republican victory. The state legislature has met and adjourned. What, have the people gained? Are taxes less? No they are increased. Are the rates of interest less? No 10 per cent for one year’3 interest, taken in advance, as of old, is the law. Are salaries any less? No, but new offi ces were created by our last legislature. Are railroad freights less? No, they have bene increased. Now I ask the merchant, farmer, mechanic and 'laborer and tax payer when they look at the in creasing numbers at the soup houses, if they are pleased at the result of their votes last fall in Minnesota? For at least thirty-four years Minnesota in all its departments has been under the control of the so-called Republican party. Behold the results. Millionaires, and soup houses are over-taxed, over-burden ed people; notes of interest ten per cent and one year’s interest takn in advance; the United States census showing that in the year 1899 one hundred and ninety seven milions of real estate, mortgages In Minnesota. With more than eight tenths of the people, regardless of party in favor of a reduction of interest, I ask why the rates of interest have not been reduced by our last Rebublican legisla ture, for there has not been a session of the legislature for the past twenty years, but there has been a bill before it to re duce the rates interest. Why have they not passed them? Through blind, religious superstition the mother on the banks of the river Ganges casts her infant from her breast into the mouth of crocodile to appease the anger of her sup posed God, which the slimy monster swal lows at one gulp, then settles down to the bottom of the stream to faten on the babe that the blind bigotry of the mother has fed to him, and await for the next fool mother to give him another babe for his dinner. I leave it to the historian who distinguished between the mother on the banks of the Ganges and the voters of Minnesota for the past twenty-five years, who have thrown the immense produc tions of Minnesota into the jaws of the monster corporations, by voting the so called Republican and Democratic tick ets. I was standing on the banks of a fine little lake, near my office, a few morn ings since, when my thoughts turned to the great men of the past and their char acteristics. Napoleon the First, excelled in selecting the right men for the ri£ht places; which trait our lamented Lin coln- also had; he made nt> mistake in se lecting his cabinet with one exception, one was a contract thief whom he, Lin coln, kicked out of his high position and THE REPRESENTATIVE. WEDNESDAY. JULY 17. 1895. he has since been held in high esteem by the so-called Republican party and his son made secretary of war. I know you will be surprised when I tell you that Min nesota has produced a greater man for se lecting the right man for the right place than Napoleon the First or our great Lin coln, to-wit., Jim Hill, let facts be sub mitted. Last fall Jim wanted some fish and he sent out that elegant old fisher man George L. Becker and he cast his nest and at one haul caught over forty thousand Democratic suckers, voters, more fish than wa3 caught in the sea of Gallilee by divine aid and direction. Jim wanted some wool. He sent out Kunte Nelson and he .sheared one hundred and fifty or sixty thousand Republican lambs, and they .have since stood on the hillsides of adversity in the financial storms, dan gling their little shorn tails, and Jim Is ready and willing, if the suckers have any scales left, to scrape them again, and the Republican lambs to shear them again and each of them in 189(1.' Something might be said about Jim’s putting muzzles on and ring 3 in the noses of the plutocratic ministers of the gospel with free passes and half fare tickets, on 'his railroads; but this scrawl is getting to be to-o long. ALLEN G. SEXTON. Annandale, Minn., July 17. IMPORTANT, WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN?—A STRIK ING ARRAY OF FACTS. To the Representative: Who killed Cock Robin is a question every school boy can answer; but who killed the old Greenback party, and when and where, has never been told so far as I know. The greenback was a necessity of the war of the rebellion, —and though it suf fered depreciation for a while, it kept the country on its finacial legs, and finally be came so popular that it organized a party of its own among the people, and was bap tized and named “the greenback party.” As early as 1867-8, it had cut the umbil ical cord, and promised a sturdy growth. Like all new measures, it was of western origin,—the (Eastern moss-backs being too conservative to advance or to go backwards. The first check it met was in a fight with the National Banks. The bank act set apart $400,000,000 of national inter est bearing bonds, for the use of the banks to bank upon,— 90 per cent or there abouts, in printed non-legal tender notes were advanced to the organized banks, — and $400,000,000 of greenbacks were au thorized to be put out by the United States treasury. This was a forced loan from the people. Of gold and silver we had none nor for many years thereafter. The thousands of national banks now determined to seize, and keep the control of, the paper money of the people, - and to this end set a scheme on foot to kill the greenback party. It is remembered of course, that the 10 per cent tax on state bank notes had sent those institutions to Coventry. The national banks now called to their aid domestic and foreign bond-holders, and together, a plan was devised and car ried out which knocked the life out of the Green-backers. It was a part of the plan of this new party to issue their favorite money in suf ficient quantities to pay current expenses of the government if the revenue was in sufficient, —to pay interest on bonds and ultimately the principal. As to redemp tion in coin of these issues, that was not provided for, —the wealth, labor and pro ductions of the country stood behind these promises to pay. The plan of these bond and money sharks for ingenuity, should stand as the first wonder of the financial world. Said they: “We will invade the lobby of the two houses of congress, and secure the passage of a law to strengthen the credit of the United States —that will sound well; we will prevail upon con gress to proclaim to the world that the people of the United States are not a set of cutthroats and thieves, but honest and virtuous.” That will sound well, too. Foreign creditors, who had paid less than 49 cents on the dollar for their mill ions of coupon bonds, chipped in, and $5,000,000 were sent over to secure re sults; but little was used of it, as bankers had seats in congress and the money lords of America had the legislative ear and the countenance of the executive. Now the blow was struck. Take up your volume of the compilations of the United States statutes, and turn to page 735, Title XLII., on “The Public Debt,” and read: “Sec. 3,693. The faith of the United States is solemnly pledged to the payment IN COIN or its equivalent of all the obligations of the United States, not bearing interest, known as United States notes and of all the interest-bearing ob ligations of the United States except in cases where the law authorizing the is sue of any such obligation has expressly provided that the same may be paid in lawful money or other currency than gold or silver.” This was the lapidary’s scrawl upon the tomb-stone of the Greenback Party. It was cut deep into the cold granite. This law was passed of March, 1869. Its repeal was, and is, impossible; yet it was modified by the “legal tender” act of 12th February, 1873, which de monetized .one of the coins named in the act of 18th March, 1869, namely, silver coin. Now turn to same compilation of stat utes, and read; “Sec. 3,586. The silver coins of the United States shall be a legal tender, at their nominal value, for any amount not exceeding five dollars in any one pay ment.” The Bland-Allison act in 1878, restored the silver dollar to full legal tender, “un less otherwise provided in the contract” Hence the making of about all obliga tions now, payable in gold. Silver cer tificates are not a legal tender though the dollar in silver behind them is. Bank ers would noit allow that. And thus it comes to pass the Green back party was murdefed, and the mur derers are at large, having under their thumbs the machinery of the executive, legislative and judicial departments of the United States. Respectfully, WM. WELCH. Minneapolis, July 22. THE GOOD TIMES WHERE THEY COME IN—THE LAW YERS AND SHERIFFS ARE DOING A SPLENDID BUSINESS. To the Representative: Some of your contemporaries are la boring hard to make their readers be lieve that a wonderful improvement in the times is just what the people are now enjoying. There is evidently a revival in one branch of business,which no doubt helps these newspapers. For sometime I have been observing in one of the weekly papers of your city, the number of notices of mortgage sales advertised, as a slight index of the times, and find that they have grad ually increased during the past eight months until in the last number of the paper they reached sixey-nine. This kind of “revival of business” may be very well for sheriffs, lawyers, and those who will buy In the property, for one-third or less of its value, but how is it for the poor mortgagors, who must see their last hope of a home in their old age, thus swept into the mael strom of the rich money-lender. GEO. W. SWEET. TOWNE’sf CONVERSION. LOOK OUT FOR TRICKS—STAND BY THE PEOPLE’S PARTY—SOME SOUND ADVICE. To the Representative: I notice in the Representative that the Hon. Charles Towne, M. C., has an nounced himself in favor of the free coinage of silver. Lef the good work go on; but look out for trickery. It is an evident fact that there is great dissat isfaction in both the old parties with many of their members. It is also evi dent to my mind that neither of the old parties will adopt a free silver plank in their platforms; and now there is a move on foot by both Democrat and Republi can leaders to quietly organize clubs in the interest of free silver regardless of party. I regard this as a trick to catch the dissatisfied voters of the old parties that have not as yet affiliated with the Peoples party, and keep them from swell ing our ranks. Then the gold factions of both parties will unite and hold the balance of power. There is no use or ganizing a new silver party, as there is aready a free-silver party in the field that was organized in 1892 upon the Oma ha platform. And this thing of the masses of the people allowing themselves to be divided up is the reason of our past defeats. And there is no necessity for members of the Peoples Party having anything to do with any new silver par ty, as in the third plank of the Peoples Party platform in dealing with the financial question it declares for the free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Let every member of the Peoples Party stand true to his convictions, vote his principles when 1896 comes, and if the old parties want to squabbles over this silver ques tion it is our gain; and these men who are splitting off from the old parties have only learned this much of our lesson, and by 1896 they will also want the govern ment control of railroads and the abol ishment of national banks. They will also see that even the free coinage of silver will not furnish us money enough to carry on the business of this country, and they will want a few greenbacks is sued to help out the deficiency. Let every member of the Peoples Party stand as firm as the rock of Gibraltar and the day will be ours. They are continuing to come. Get all the subscribers possi ble for the THE REPRESENTATIVE; raise what funds you can and purchase good reform books, such as “The Ameri can People’s Money,” “Coin’s Financial School,” “The Ten Men of Money Isl and,” “Gold Facts.” etc.; and be sure and get my little pet book —the "Seven Finan cial Conspiracies,” by Mrs. Emery, into every family. These books \WII do more good than all the stump speakers you can put into the field in 1896. Send the books to your friends in the old parties in other states by mail. One dollar in this way will make you SIOO in return. L. D. FOSTER. St. Cloud, Minn., July 19. TAXATION. THE LAST AND." BEST RESORT TO LIMIT THE CONCENTRATION OF CAPITAL. To the Representative: The taxation of all trusts, combina tions of capital, whether real or fictitious, is the only means left the people to avoid bankruptcy or repudiation. Now, the question of taxation is a sore one with an overtaxed people, but the evil of the present system is that the burthen is placed on the producing and industrial eement of the nation, while the class that ought, in common justice, to bear the heaviest part of the burden escapes near ly altogether. In no other civilized land are the wealthy free from contributing their just part of the taxation to help de fray the expense of running the govern ment that fosters and protects them. Now the means of reaching the wealth of the citizens that dodge taxation is easily secured through the action of the courts the vast bulk of this concentrated capital is fictitious: for instance, watered railroad stock —corporation bonds, and all such baseless wealth. Now were the courts to demand that the stamp of the assessor should be on the face of ALL bonds, mortgages, certificates of stocks or notes of hand for each and every year since issued or they would not aid in their collection or recognize them, it would soon stop their issue by destroying their market value. All the govern ments of the different civilized nations collect a graduated tax on accumulated wealth. England collects over $75,000,- 000 on stamps alone, besides a large rev enue from legacy duty, etc., etc. France has a heavy tax on accumulated wealth and the incomes of the rich citizens. This is the case in Germany, Austria, Italy, etc., and in all those countries there is a demand for the support of the church, which in the British islands amounted to a tithe or tenth of the crops raised (though that has been commuted), still it comes in one shape or other. The republic of Switzerland collects a gradu ated income tax on all incomes over 1,000 trance, or $200; under that income there is no tax. Our income tax should have been limited to SI,OOO income, and all the homes of the citizens under that value should be held exempt from taxation for any purpose. The demand of the far mer and workingmen should be, TAXA TION of the wealth and exemption of the homes. This is from an old grang er. SAMUEL SINNETT. Muscatine, lowa. UNITY OF ACTION. LET TJS ALL MOVE TOGETHER. To the Representative: I am more than pleased with the senti ments expressed by you in a recent edi torial in the Representative as follows: “If our scouts tell us that a vast horde of warriors is approaching, carrying the white flag of peace, blazoned with mottos of liberty, and equality, an abundant sup ply of currency, free silver and opposition to the domination of corporations, we will send forth an embassy to confer with them; and see if we can not, without any sacrifice of pride or principle, on either side, march and strike together, in de fense of human rights and the life of the Republic. “Our first duty is to humanity; our sec ond is to our party. 'We must have vic tory before we can have reform; and we must have numbers before we can achieve victory. We must win in 1896, if possi ble. Another four years of plutocratic power may leave us all prostrate, chained hand and foot, and incapable of self-de- fence. The battle of mankind must be fought In 1896.” These are the sentiments, the following out of which will insure success. Amy time during the last thirty years the opposition to the Republican party could have achieved victory if the leaders of the discordant elements had had sense enough to have waived differences of detail, and made mutual concessions for the general good. Fundamental princi ples should be maintained. But why this dickering over non-essentials when the very existence of the Republic is threat ened. In my judgement, however important the question of the free coinage of silver, may be, you are making too much of the subject. Free banking is far more im portant. Give us this and the silver question will regulate itself. There are other important matters. A progressive lowering of the tariff, leading to freer trade, a wiping out of all war measures, such as national banks or banks of issue. Upholding the reserved rights of the states, vigorously opposing the encroach ments of the federal judiciary and of all legislation for the benefit of private inter ests. No more special privileges to any individual or corporation, and the largest liberty of the individual consistent with the equal freedom of every other man. Upon these principles it seems to me all who oppose the Republican policy of transforming a single republic of states to a strong centralized government can unite. They mean liberty and equality to all —the common man as well as the plutocrat. Advocate these doctrines and the young, progressive and aggressive ele ment in the Democratic party are with you. In consolidation of forces lies vic tory. J. N. ROGERS. Princeton, July 19, 1895. THE CHAMBERS ENCYCLOPEDIA. WHAT IS SAID OF IT BY ONE OF OUR SUBSCRIBERS. To the Representative: To a person who can not cary much in his head, an Encyclopedia is almost indispensible. I therefore ordered a set of Chambers’ from you some time ago. It is the investment I ever made. Unlike some editions, the work is di vided into 30 handy volumes of about 400 pages each, numbered in alphabeti cal order, making it as convenient a work of reference as one could wish. $lO would not buy my set if I could not get another. Very truly vours, D. J. PRICE. New London, Minn., July 18, 1895. (We would be glad to hear from all those who have bought sets. Ed. Rep.) PLEASED WITH OUR TWINE. To the Representative: The twine ordered through Hon. F. Borchert, received in good shape, used it in cutting my rye and oats, worked satis factorily, have less trouble with un bound bundles than ever before. Those farmers who paid 7 and 8 cents for twine to local dealers under the plea that they thought Representative twine would not be good twine on account of its being so cheap, have paid dear for their prejudice “whistle.” My twine cost me just $4.70 per 100 pounds delivered in Bird Island. I bought Standard twine. Hamlin V. Poore. WHAT THEY THINK. To the Representative: Please find $1 to keep me solid with the “Representative.” I also expect to send a list of subscribers to the “Repre sentative” soon after harvest. I consider it the greatest paper in the world to en lighten the people. Respectfully yours, P. E. VAN BLARICOM. To the Representative: I wish the “Representative could be found in every man’s house and be read next to the Bible. It i 3 indespensable for any true reformer. Yours forever, A. NIELLSSON, M. D. Lake Lillian, Kandiyohi county, Minn. WANT TO GET TOGETHER, HOW ARE PEOPLE WHO THINK ALIKE GOING TO MANAGE SO AS TO VOTE TOGETHER! The leading Democrats about the city were a good deal interested in the state ments imputed to Senator Bland of Mis souri regarding the financial question, and his statement that there was no Democratic party, and many of them indorsed the sen ator's statement, declaring that he was per fectly correct, if the national Democrats ignored the silver issue. Speaking of these D. B. Johnson said: "Bland is about right. Tf the Democrats do not declare for silver they will not carry a single state in the next election, and if they will only have the sense to do so they will sweep the country.” Among the rank and file of the local Dem ocrats there is certainly but one sentiment on this question, and it is significant that they are shoulder to shoulder with the lead ing Populists, while at the same time there is a great mass of Republicans w'ho talk the same way as the Democrats and Pops do. What are we coming to anyhow'? Who is going to frame the new organization which shall land these elements all together? Col. Frank Meade and Court House Com missioner John Swift, were speaking of this same in the Nicollet this morning, talking of the Horr-Harvey debate, and agreeing that Harvey has done the great Michigander up in great shape. Both agreed that the great masses of the people arc a unit on this mon ey question. “But,” said Meade, “we agree all the time until it comes to voting and then we all vote differently.” “The scheme we W'ant,” said Commission er Swift, “is to fix it up so that w T e not only think alike but vote together, and then things will be fixed as the people want them.” And he added, “I think it’s going to be done this time.” SYSTEMATIC DECEPTION. The entire gang of opponents to the establishment of justice for the masses —politicians, the money power and the capitalistic press—are steadily engaged in, a systematic attempt to deceive the people and to arouse prejudice. They tell us that the silver kings are buying up and cornering silver so that when free aind unlimited coinage is established they will gather in 3, profit of millions of dollars. Suppose they do? Are the people to struggle along in adversity be cause of an insufficient volume of cur rency in order to keep the silver kings from making money? Shall millions of people starve to death just to prevent a few from getting rich? And is it any worse to make the silver mine owners rich than it is to make the gold mine owners and the banks and Shylocks rich by confining money to gold? The own ers of the gold mines are making mill ions from the very heart’s blood of the people. They are getting rich from our confiscated homes and farms; from the sweat of the human brow; from making hfcmgry stomachs and from the paralysis of our industries. The masses are down in the dark valley while these fellows are on the hill top. 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Keep it in active exercise, and it acquires vigor and strength, and is disciplined to use this strength as desired, just as one’s mind, by active exercise in thinking, reasoning, planning, studying, observing, acquires vigor, strength, power of concentration and direction. Plainly, then the man who exercises his mihd in reading and thinking, gives it increased power and efficiency, and great- er ability to direct the efforts of his phy sical frame,his work to better results than he who merely or mainly use 3 his mus cles. If a man reads a book or paper, even one he knows to be erroneous, it helps him by the effort to combat the er rors. Of all men, the farmer, the cultivator, needs to read more, to stregthen his rea soning powers, so that they may help out and make more effective, more profitable, his hard toil. There can be no doubt that the farmer who supplies himself with the most reading, the most of other men’s thoughts and experiences, will, In the end, if not at once, be the most successful. Learn facts; study principles; accept the truth; harmonize yourself with these, and you will find it easy to combine and save the nation in the hour of its crisis.— Thomas Jefferson. FIGURING IT CLOSE Tom—l have seen the girl I want to marry. I stood behind her at this win dow this morning and it took her seven minutes to buy an elevated railroad ticket. Kitty—Did that make you want to marry her? Tom —Yes; I figured she could never spend my income at that rate. —Brook- lyn Life.