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About The Lincoln independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1895-1896 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 6, 1895)
A GREAT EVIL OF MODERN BUSI
NESS AN OCTOPUS OF CREED.
Should Be Condemned by All Itlght
Thinking People Throughout the
Whole Conntry It It n Inntitntloa
of Foreign Origin and a Monopoly.
A city is something more than merely
a large collection of houses.
A city should be a scene of busy,
bustling activity, where are erected
many homes, where are employed
many laboring people in factories,
stores, workshops and mills. It is ap
parent that the farmer whose land lies
nearest a prosperous city is In better
shape than his fellow-farmer whose
possessions are not so favorably situ
In order to succeed a ejty must have
stores of every kind, and many of them
for the sake of competition if nothing
else. The more stores in a city the
more families to be maintained and the
more labor connected therewith, hence
the greater demand for farmers' pro-
(luce: of every kind. This being the
case imnoinn n eite in whifh (he mer
cantile business of a city is all con
ducted under one roof: -.i"? ,esilu
would be that a hydra-headed monop
oly of the worst form would be in con
trol, and In course of time every in
terest of the city would pass under its
direction, There would be no such a
thing as competition. That city would
be ruined. Ichnbod would, be written
all over its every industry, and It would
eventually become" a monument to
man's avaricious greed as represented
by that modern devil fish of business
life, known as the department store.
The practices of the modern depart
ment store are those that we might call
"cut-throat games." Its competition is
illegitimate, such that no business man
of principle can endorse. For instance,
"bait" Is thrown out to laggard buyers.
Twenty-six pounds of granulated sugar
is offered for a dollar. Any man ac
quainted with the price of this com
modity knows that no department store
can secure sugar any cheaper than the
legitimate dealers, however large the
quantity they purchase may be. Then
who meets this loss more than 23 cents
on every dollar's worth sold? This
"bait" is thus thrown out that the pub
lic may enter and the loss on sugar will
be made up on other articles the public
may be induced to buy, the price of
which they are not so familiar with as
they are with the price of sugar. If
this be not the proper solution of this
problem then what is? Surely the
managers are not so magnanimous as
to absolutely give away money! Hu
manity is not built that way.
As wo have said before, the average
department store should be opposed by
every right-thinking person.
Because it is a monopoly.
Because it encourages cheap labor.
Because it encourages the manufac
ture of shoddy goods.
Because it is illegitimate competition.
Because it is an institution of foreign
origin that ought not to be counte
nanced m American soil.
These are some of our reasons for
opposing the department store.
The d"partmcnt store the world
over is a monopoly, or seeks to be
come such, hence they advertise to "re
tail everything." It is just as censur
able for a few men to control the retail
business of a city as it Is for Jim Hill to
control the two great northern railways
across this continent, which attempt has
caused such a stir in the judicial and
business circles of this state, and the
condemnation of everybody except the
It is a fact susceptible of the clearest
demonstration that coming to this
country from Egypt, and from the va
rious cities of continental Europe, ev
ery week, are ship-loads after ship
loads of rags, the cast-off clothing of
the poor of those countries, who.--e wear
ers, in many cases, died of small-pox
and other contagious and loathsome dis
oiinea. These rags furnish, in a great
measure, the raw material that keeps
the shoddy mills at work preparing the
cloth for the manufacture of garments
to be sold "cheap," thus coming In com
petition, with wool growers of the
noflli, and the cotton growers of the
Boulh. and who:.o principal customers
ore the sweat-shops of the preat title?,
tind factories whose output I.; hold to
managers of d"parti sent uteres. We
have tt upon Hi authority of expert
iuicro.5copi.UH thai even ufier this shitd
dy material is siake iu hot water ntid
Hibjected f.) other I real nu-ut It receives
before being "niade up." that the i titU
of the skin f the original wearers lx
tit ill utai'i' d in the Sibre of the ilot'i,
and that the ilioe.'i.e germ Mill link
I he rein! I ' it iH't iuit".iMii;ilile to link
(teller In l"llsiu.iit kooiH to compete
tith de.dii.4 In thiti- . . 'Imkiiiij
What l-i.n ''''! Mid ef thl tdtmhly
cloth nifV !'h equ fun e In at ut
Dearly fll 'I-'' ai'" for n.ile by tj.ut
Went fti'lf-t. t'r 'l.e l ,f , .,,( shupi.
nl MaH-n'l.n ! I' i miiu liut
jtillill Hi-Ht.ii IU ih"i ait ypet'dl!) inil i.
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chant's experience, hence tne IncentlTe
to excellency on the part of young men
as they first enter the employ of the
merchant under existing conditions.
How is it in the department store? Over
the front door the young man entering,
and ambitious to establish a business
for hmiself may see, if he scans close
ly, these fateful words: "Abandon
hope, all ye who enter here." Depart
ment stores with all their glare, tinsel
and elaborateness, require a great deal
of capital such as no business man can
accumulate in a life time. Generally
speaking, these stores are established
on the money of eastern capitalists. For
instance, Armour, who has accumulat
ed his millions by questionable meth
ods, such as, in the wheat and beef
combine, is now investing his millions
In department stores. It is impossi
ble for a young man just beginning life
as a clerk ever to becomo the owner of
a department store.
In the event of the success of the de
partment stores, what must become of
the thousands of small merchants and
the large army of clerks? There is but
one opening for them to enter the
channel of ..productive industry, and
that, avenue, with the flood gates of im
migration wide open, is already tilled
with more men now than can be prollt
This quest jon of the department store
is an important one, and it behooves
every person Interested in the success
of city, state and nation to carefully
consider, and promptly discourage.
Shut it oil before It becomes a power in
the land. Let every one realize at once
the great danger of this insidious ene
my to business and industrial life.
Mankato t.Minn.) Journal.
WILL DO SAME IN OTHER STATES
Wlmt tint roile'n I'urty Has Acrom
pllilii'il In MoliritHka.
A people's party handbook, issued by
the campaign committee of Nebraska,
tells what the people's party has done
for that state. The same results will
follow the election of the people's party
ticket in other states. The reforms en
acted by a people's party administra
tion in Nebraska are as follows:
It enacted a maximum freight law,
but republican courts suspended Hs op
eration. It cut down extravagant appropria
tions, but a republican legislature
brought them back.
It brought to light the corruption ex
isting in state institutions.
It made possible the passage of the
Australian ballot law.
It enacted a law requiring stafa Liid
county treasurers to make all banks
give bond that handle public money,
and to collect interest for the use of
such money and turn it into the public
fund. The last republican legislature
sought to repeal this, but the governor
It enacted a law requiring intersect
ing railroads to build transfer switches,
and, by means of such transfer switches,
ship all freight the shortest distance to
destination, but a republican board of
transportation has nullified it.
It repealed the special bounty given
to sugar refineries, which was re-enacted
by the last republican legislature.
It enacted the eight-hour law.
It gave the stale a warehouse law.
It was instrumental in securing the
passage or a law to have the books of
all county treasurers examined at least
once every twi years.
It secured the passage of an anti
It secured the passage of an anti
It was instrumental in having passed
many other good measures.
It elected the ablest United States
senator that ever represented Nebraska.
It elected the ablest and cleanest gov
ernor who ever occupied the executive
OiTlco of the state. Under his adminis
tration it saved the state money by the
veto of several useless and extrava
Wall Sirert null Third Term.
The Tribune puts the whola question
in a nutshell when it says "the business
men of Wall street are not unfriendly
to the idea of a third term for Mr. Cleve
land." This is nil there is to the Cleve
land third-term movement.
Business men of Wall street would
be. ninth-power infinites if they did not
remain loyal to Mr. Cleveland. For
litem he repudiated his party's solemn
declarations of faith; for them he broke
his party's solemn pledges to the peo
p'e of the United Stales; for them he
tilrl. -d t1u public treasury of million;!
of doli irs.
Fume of the luistneKH men of Wn!l
sifiV't, our contemporary fays, ''think
Mn ohji-ctton to n third icrni is purely
a Ki'titliiH'tit.il one. otlnrs di) net, but
m-ein to have a fniln that with Mr.
CI; vilan.l In l!'.' white Iioiim there
cmil. I nt he anv tutuiifnrR with the
With Hi money Manlard of Wall
Ktrcet, the Tri'iuf i' iitc.im, th money
dUn.iar.l whh li di law th tii'ne of
otto-h.tif t!n init.il money t.f the rutin
try ard own'eclalr Hie va'ue f 111.'
other half. The nu lo'l,- ..i ttieii tut tt
nf W'll! !reet hae l.u Imr that Ml.
Clivrl-uil will uti;f wt'li tf.nr roll
nnn'tv MatsiUir I
It i t!i thf coin y 'Mndird n( in?
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BRAZEN IMPUDENCE OF OFFI
A Striking Kxstmple of Till OIlliliU
I'roatitutlon lo the Money I'nwer In
loiinil in tiie Kict-h of Nccrcturjr
(urllble at lloiton.
The history of the world could
scarcely afford a more humiliating
prostitution of the corrupt influences
of any ago than that which character
izes the acts and utterances of United
States officials in these degenerate days.
A striking example of this official pros
titution to the money power Is found in
a spe?ch of Secretary Carlisle at a din
ner of the Massachusetts Reform club
in the city of Doston on Saturday, Oct.
12. In this speech Mr. Carlisle said:
"The first great mistake In our cur
rency legislation was made in the act
of March 17, 18C2, which authorized the
secretary of the treasury to issue Unit
ed States notes to the amount of $150,
000,000. This was a radical and danger
ous departure from I rue financial prin
ciples, if not a serious infraction of the
legislation of the United States. ThU
depreciated paper, of course, expelled
specie from circulation, but as the gov
ernment had not promised to redeem
it at any particular time, it subjected
the treasury department to no serious
responsibility or inconvenience."
The above statements are not only
at variance with the recorded facts of
history, but there are hundreds of thou
sands of men and women still living to
whom those fact3 are familiar recol
lections. Mr. Carlisle deliberately
Plates that the depreciated paper issued
by authority of the act of March 17,
1SG2, expelled specie from circulation.
Th3 fact is specie payments were sus
pended by all of the banks Decem
ber 30, 18C1. over three months before
the act of authorizing the issue of treas
ury notes was passed, and there was no
specie in circulation from that time
until after resumption which took place
nominally In 1879. Mr. Carlisle is not
ignorant of this fact. When he made
the statement that the depreciated
treasury notes drove specie from circu
lation ho deliberately stated that which
he knew to be false.
There are a few facts bearing upon
the financiering of the times that may
be appropriately recked in this connec
tion. Mr. Casca St. John Cole has col
lated these facts and published them In
so concise a form in his little pam
phlet, "Cold Facts," that we shall sim
ply quote and accredit to him. He
In the Rankers Mgar.'.re, January,
187G, (leorge P. Coe, president of the
American Exchange Hank of New York,
tells of the meeting. August !), lSiil, of
thoe who "were snppo-ed to ponrrss or
control capital" with Mr. Chafe at the
house of John J. Cif.ro. the assistant
treasurer of I he United .States In New
York. Thf r'snit of the meeting vtj
th" appointment of a coinmit'.ie con
sist Ins of ten bank orflVeri lo inako nr
raiiKcincnta to make t ic limn. Mr. Cue
"It w:sn U";'lt!tiioitiih' ftf-Teed that the
fi".ioelatcl batihl of lh- thf.n lillea
would tak '.,IIU f 7 3-1 I note lit
p tr, with 1 1t- prhllcre ef an cdititiinial
",;I,(iim1,Ii'ii) hi .ixty il.t!, ai;d further
amount if 5'.i'.'i ","" In i .(." d.in
more, ni.il. lift lU.o.iMi'i.iuMi In t,l."
The fel'inui .x P.,;tn fll l,i hIhuv Ciut
the llu.ltnt.il (':. lit of the l,,t!.t;t ft!
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Well, the associated banks claimed
to have loaned the "associated people"
-the government $130,000,000 In
specie and Mr. Coe further says:
"After taking tho third amount of
$30,000,000 by the associated banks,
those in New York, who had at that
time paid in of their proportion over
$80,000,000 In all. found themselves In
this position: Their aggregato coin,
which on the 17th of August, before tho
first payment Into tho treasury, was
$19,733,9!)0, was on Dec. 7, $12,318,010,
a reduction of only $7.415,3S0, and the
other two cities In like proportion.
It may bo confidently affirmed
that had tho banks been permitted to
exercise their own methods, they could
have continued their advances in sums
of $30,000,000 for an Indefinite period."
Great Caesar's ghost! Just think of
it; the banks of New York had loaned
the government over $80,000,000 in
specie, out of a stock of $40,733,!)!)0, and
had reduced their stock of specie $7,413,
380. They had loaned nearly twice as
much specie ns they possessed, and had
the government's bonds for nearly
eleven times as mt;ch money as they
had lost in coin. And, "had the banks
been permitted to exercise their own
methods, they could have continued
their advances in sums of $30,000,000
for an indefinite period."
The explanation of "their own meth
ods" by which they were enabled to
perform these acts of legerdemain miy
be found in the following extract from
a speech of Thaddeus Stevens In tho
House of representatives, February 5,
"Before the banks had paid much of
the last loan they broke down under it,
and suspended r.pecle payments. They
have continued to pay that loan, not in
coin, but in demand notes of the gov
ernment." In another speech February 20, 18C2,
Mr. Stevens said:
"The banks took $30,000,000 of G per
cent bonds, and shaved the government
$38,000,000 on them. They paid for the
$30,000,000 in demand notes, not spcle."
Query: If the demand notes were
not good money for the banks were they
good money for tho hanks to loan to
the government at this trying period
of its existence?
Was it a mistake to Issue treasury
notes to meet the vaM. expenditures of
the government under such circum
stances? There was a mistake, or
something worse than a mistake com
mitted, but it was not of the character
indicated by Mr. Carlisle. The govern
ment should have issued United Stntes
currency in mflieient amount to meet
all the requirements of that trying
period. This currency, Instead of being
a promise to pay, should have been re
deemable only In receipt for i.ixes end
public dues. It should have been a
full legal tender for all d'-bts both pub
lic ami private, and no pro len should
h ive hem made for Its comerslon Into
Interest-bearliiR hoadn. Fn. li a Ctir
r nv would have b-en gl.id'y receive I
by Hie people for food, i loihina and
nitinliiotiit of vv.tr. and by the a: my aci
navy fur military and navil .-nl-e.
It would have rtive.1 thoits.ird.i of n.il
lhii! of ihill.tr;; lhat hive been jl"
dere.l fii.in the people .y the ;su U' r'd
h-itik ; under It e nymetit ef l.rUMit l.iise
thai mm pr-nili'l fur ln-te.i-1. and m
d:tv v.e j.'tosiM he free from pub!!.- debt
an I front thrall dent f Wall r'-i
tir;it- :. I'liju-K I to- .i'e.
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caused this Injunction to be hastily
telegraphed to the deputies by tho rail
road company for execution. "Injunc
tions to order, by telegraph" is the lat
est form of Judicial tyranny.
Here you are. An Associate PreBS
dispatch Just after election says:
".Since it has been demonstrated
that the Democratic party Is so badly
divided everywhere, especially on the
currency question iu tho south, Dem
ocratic leaders in Alabama, where the
Slato campaign, which will culminate
In the Slate election next August, Is
on the eve of opening, nro seriously
considering the advisability of stop
ping all discussion Inside the parly of
currency and turning their attention
to reuniting tho Democratic parly for
the coming contest."
This dinpnteh was from Alabama,
and referred to a conference held be
tween Senators Morgan and Pugh and
other prominent silver Democrats of
the south who have been making a
vigorous campaign for freo silver. Hut
lilto many other pretended silver men
in the party they regard iirlnciple na
a subordinate matter.
Democratic silver men must elthe:
pull down their signs or get out of the
party. The wholesale defeat of the
Democratic party renders all talk of
reform "Inside tho party" uselesa.
Kven If the parly were not
divided against itself there would
be no hope of its carrying
out any measure at nil. The
people have lost all confidence In its
professions and would not give It an
other chance though it declared by ail
tho angels in heaven that It stood
solidly In favor of freo silver and all
other great national reform principles.
Tho gold-bugs of the east prefer the
Republican party, and tho true silver
men are thoroughly disgusted with
Democracy. The Democratic party
has been driven from the field in con
fusion. Neither gold-bugs nor silver
men can endorso its vacillating, uncer
tain, cowardly policy. East, west, north
and south the Democratic party is a
wreck. One kind of a Democrat can
not be distinguished from another in
the general macs of obliteration. The
very name Democrat has become a dis
grace In the eyes of the people. Come
out from among them, If you wish to
stand up for principle. Da not call
yourself a Democrat any longer, unless
you wish to talie chances of being
buried alive In the panic grave with
The prostitute preps dispatches avl
machine editorial writers made a great
noise about t ho "Farmers' Congress" xl
Atlanta tlec htrii;.'; against sliver. VhiU
it woalJ rot have been surprising fir
the "fanners by appointment" who
composed that congress to have take:,
siuh ac tion, the fact of the matter l;i
that the;- did not make any such dccla.
ration as v.as announced by the telij.
firi.pMe it" liars' tts.iocl.uion. Th
ful!jln resolution wa adopted:
"U-Ho'ved, That we faor the free nr.d
nn 1 Irn : tf i colinu-o of both (diver and
gold at a:i nureo.l ratio Ruitrd"d by :n
linp.ut (.aiy upon foreign bullion and
f It. r.Jn rriu (0 tho differeti.'r) lie.
tv'ei tt tile lililiion Vjhlettnd tlf-oi!l.1p
!l'le l.f tneial at the d I' of lllf
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G ROVER A HYPOCRITE
PUBLICLY ADVERTISES HIS HY
POCRISY AT ATLANTA.
Not One Piililla Act of the Prealilfttit
IIiu Her it Coimplcnon As Tending
Toward Promoting the (ieneral Wel
fare Wholly a Servant of Moniitmljr.
President Clevfland said la hl3
speeth at Atlanta, Oa.:
"We snail walk In tho path of pa
triotic ttuty If, remembering that our
iree Institutions were established to
promote the general welfare, we strive
for those things which benefit all our
people and each of uu Is content to re
ceive from a common fund his share o
the prosperity thus contributed. Wo
shall mi.- our duty and forfeit our heri
tage if. In narrow seHhilinesH, wo ire
heedless of the general welfare and,
Miuggle to wrest from the government
private advantages which can only bo
gained ut the expense of our fellow
The sentiment contained in the above
Is good, very good, but Mr. Cleveland'
has at ied out the very opposite. What
net of Mr. Cleveland since his Inaugura
tion bus tended to "promote the gaict-al
Does the establishment of tbVrrold
standard promote the "general wel
fare?" If no, robbing the mask's and
fattening the classen Is Mr. Cleveland'
Idea of serving the "general welfare."
Did the negotiations with a foreign
bank syndicate to furuluh gold to main
tain a nut leps geld restrvo at a profit to
the syndicate of not less than f3).oiW,(W)
thereby In addition piling a gold prin
cipal a.'id Intercut debt on future gen
eraiioiiM, "promote the general welfare,"
or was It "wrest lug from tin? govern
ment private advantage!?"
Was the act of ordering out the fed
eral army to shoot down laboring men
in the Chicago rail road strike Inspired
by a desire to "promote the general
welfare" or the welfare of the railroad
Not one public uct of the present ex
ecutive lias been conspicuous as tend
ing toward promoting the general wel
fare, but rather to promoting the wel
fare of trusU and combined, the bankj
and money combinations.
The success of combinations of capi
tal must come from the depression of.
tho welfare of the people. When com
binations of capital are profitable that
profit must come from tho ruin of soma
other Interest. Combines live from rob
bing the general welfare, and without
robbery they could not exist a day,
Mr. Cleveland's course has b:en wholly
devoted to promoting the welfare of the
combinations of capital, which noces
icarlly results to the detriment of the
public welfare. It could not possibly bo
After the record Mr. Cleveland has
made by lib! every public act, favoring
special welfares instead of the public
welfare, It is not only cheeky, but an.
Insult to an Intelligent people for him to
hypocritically proclaim his devotion to
the public welfare.
The people Judge a man by his act3
rather than by hln words. If Mr. Cleve
land hail followed In the footsteps of lite
Immortal Jackson and seized the money;
monster by the neck and choked the
life out of it, he then could consistently,
call upon the people to sanction his ad
vocaey and practice of upholding tho
public welfare. He has done the re
verse. He has rather choked the lifo
out of the public, laid waste the heritage
of the common people and aided plu
tocracy to enter Into the homes of tho
masses of wealth producers and confis
cate them to their use and profit. Thea
to talk about "striving to do these
things which benefit all our people:"
Hash! A man who will thiu publicly;
advertise bis hypocrisy should have
been hisst d from the stand, even though,
he may, by sonic lli-fato to the people,
hold ihe office of chief executive. Tho
things that are Caesar's should b't ren
dered unto Caesar, but tho things that
belong to the people they nhould de
mand and enjoy. If C.iii.ar U net con
tent wi'h the things that are bis, but
treks to rolt. oppi 's!i uiitl enclave tho
people, then tli. sooner mii-h a Caesar
encounter a linitus, t ho Hooner tho
peopl.) will enjoy thtlr inaib'nabld
nv,h!.. - Sou .lii'rn M rctny.
It It welt that rreiMeist '.-. elanj
ini.ited hit Tli.nih-isiiicK pr.icl.itu:;.
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