The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, January 16, 1896, Page 2, Image 2

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January 16, 189c
How hard it is to loosen tb tentacles
el the devilfish if be once had a hold, we
can best observe in the cane of our peni
tentiary. It is over a year ago that the
tentacle were cut in two, bat until to
day it was 'not possible to totally re
more them.
It is impossible to describe all the dif
ferent kinds of deVil-flsh which work in
the form of monopolies, trusts, contracts
etc., and which live by tucking the life
blood from the people.
By this system in the last thirty years
it became possible to transform this
earthly paradise into a desert and its
'once proud; free citizens to miserable
debt ridden, powerless serfs, who fight
amongst themselves for the possession of
a bone which is not quite gnawed off.
This people hope in vain that the gov
ernment, which is controlled by the pluto
crats will bring them relief. They will
have to fight for themselves to, loosen
the iron (trip of the octopus.
To make us forget our own misery, our
attention is drawn to the condition of
Turkey, Armenia, Japan or China, and
" our sympathies are for liberating Cuba
and Venezuela, but there is nevera single
etp taken to remove the misery of our
own suffering people or to draw off the
iron shackles with which our plutocrats
have bound us.
There is no other help for this people.
It must liberate itself, and this is not so
very difficult a job if only ths people
once get their eves open and instead of
blindly following its corrupt leaders,
commence to think and act for them
selves. At preseut we have one of the
most disastrous business calamities ever
known, and which was provoked pur
posely and artificially by our plutocrats
in order to rob the people and prepare
for the last stroke at our liberties. There
fore our administration, legislatures and
courts employ extraordinary compul
sory means, increasing the army, police
and Pinkerton's, and procuring enor
mous war material. It is high time this
people woke up and tight for its rights.
Will this neonle doits dutv? " ,
There must lie a close distinction made
between appropriating and stealing or
robbing. When a man steals a sausage
to silence his hunger he is a common
thief and even more detestible asabeg-o-nr.
If somebody takes hold of some fellows
throat and takes a few cents out 01 nis
pocket, he is a bold robber and belongs
to the penitentiary; but if a fellow takes
with one grip enough so tnat ne can live
comfortable ull his future life and have a
little to snare for soft soao for lawyers,
jurors, etc., he has only to appropriated
what he had a rigut to, wnicu ms iaw
. vers can ensilv Prove.
When Rockefeller. Gould. Vanderbilt,
Piirnptrip. Armour. Baron Havemeyer,
Pullman, etc., have the throat of the
whole people and turn their pockets in
side out, tins is a legitimate noble Dull
ness, wherefore they not only are admir
ert. honored and Dresented with patents
of nobility, by the nobility of the old
count rv. the thoroughbred decendants
of the old robber knights, so that our
monev Imroiis stand on the same level
with blue blooded sovereigns and princes.
Some of these noblemen erect universi
ties, where their noble doctrines are
taught and their virtues are praised and
t tic oeonle honor them as Deueiaccors.
Even the devil has no power against
"- such gentlemen. If he should try to
molest one of them, he builds a church
wherefore he will be protected so that the
devil loses every claim.,
Fhed Schwitzeh.
The above is condensed being about
one-fourth of the article os it came to
hand. Correspondents must remember
there is a limit to the amount of matter
that can be printed in one paper .-Editor
Nkbuaska Independent.
W.G. Nlckerson Step Between
and la Fatally Hurt.
Two Cars
At Lincoln Monday morning at about
5 o'clock, Switchman W . G. Aiekerson
fell to his death in the Burlington
yards. He was standing on the car
next to the last of a string of twenty
talking to Foreman Bradley who was
on tie last car. He evidently forgot
that there was an opening between
the ears for when he started toward
Mr. Bradley he stepped into space and
fell to the track below. The last car
passed over him severing one leg above
the knee and frightfully mangling the
other. He was at once taken to the
sanitarium, but did not rally, dying at
8:40. He leaves a wife and a two-year-
old bov. He was about thirty years of
acre. He earned 750 insurance in the
Burlington relief fund and 81,200 in
the brotherhood of railway trainmen.
Populist Papers Combine.
The Wealth Maker and Independent
both published in Lincoln have been
consolidated and will hereafter he
known as the Nebraska Independent.
T. H. Tibbies will be the editor and
Frank Eager, secretary of the state
central committee of the populists will
manage. George Howard Gibson of
the Wealth Maker expects to seek a
new field, one where he may be at lib-
i erty to organize co-operative societies.
Mr. Huckins, the former editor of the
Independent, is now the editor of the
Wahoo New Era. This is the second
attempt to maintain a single party op
gan at the capital.
Barred Oat of Kansas.
TorEKA, Kan., Jan. 14. The Su
preme court of Kansas has denied a
rehearing of the case of Jonathan
Backs, a newsdealer at Leavenworth,
who after being placed in jail for vio
lating the law concerning the making
and distribution of scandalous publica
tions, sought release by habeas corpus
proceedings in the Supreme court.
The writ applied for was denied and
the law upheld in an opinion written
by Associate Justice Allen, the Popu
list member of the court. The Kansas
City Sunday Sun is the publication in
volved in the decision.
A Woman Clerk Shoot a Floor Walker.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 14. Miss
Rath Gordon, a clerk in the dry goods
store of Ayres & Co., of this city, fired
two shots at Harry Prrviance, a floor
walker, for alleged ungentlemanly
' conduct. One shot made an abrasion
in Purviance'sside. The second failed
to take effect and Puryiance grabbed
and overpowered bis assailant before
ha could fire again.
Reward for the Borden Jewels.
Hew Yobk, Jan. 14. Townsend Bur
den has offered a reward of $10,000 for
the return of the 3 5,000 worth of dia
monds stolen from bis residence.
Then Wa Can Unit to oecnro .
Opportunity to Divide on ynes-
tlona Affecting our weirarn
George Howard Gibson. In Coming Nation.
How may the good honest people of all
A 1 ll, a
parties get together, seems io u i
question that in a sense includes all other
questions, because it is the question mat
must first be answered, lne conviction
is forcing itself upon intelligent, thought
ful people that party rule is destroying
our liberties by dividingus; that it is not
safe to entrust power to representative
(?) lawmakers; that representative gov
ernment, so-called, is a conspicuous, hope
less failure.
But is there any way by which we can
come together? We cannot get togetner
as Republicans, or Democrats, or l roni-
bitiouists, or Populists, or bimetallism,
or ou any new platform constructed o
selected umoertaneu -"
which divide us. We cannot escape from
party bondage by any effort of one party
(new or old) to swallow the voters oi an
other parties. We cannot get together
on any one question like tariff reform, or
silver, or government banks, or the rail
road question, or the laud question, or
prohibition, or socialism, because we can
not agree as to which of these questions,
or others in dispute, is the most import
ant. Must we. then, continue divided
B,u hrinlttRslv look on while wealth and
nower are being concentrated with in
creasing rapidity, and complete depend
ence and poverty is being made the con
dition of -the great majority?
There is but one way of political salva
tion. and that Is, to secure political free
dom and unity of actiou, by destroying
nartv rule, the partisan machinery which
nnor ornnna and divides us. The Swiss
method of Direct Legislation, a non
partisan question, is incomparably more
important than any and all party ques
tion a because it would remove the
nhBtaoW which sennrate us and provide
th menus bv which to vote aecisiveiv
onri without delav uoon any and all
tioi.H i A I'iurht and justice.
- . . , i i : '. . ..fA ... n rr .,ia
1 liereiore, tnat majority rummaj mun
uuenrefl mid nartv machinery cut off
from power, let us urge and plan for the
union of all citizens wno aesireBuvi"-
th oeonle. Unon the all-im-
,.,,. v , r- - -. . , , ...
portant question ol Direct legislation
wBiniist unite in order that we may
secure an opportunity w uinuovn iu
various questions that altect our wenare
It will not unite us to simply make
Direct Legislation one plank of a party
platform which contains divisive ques
tions; Three reform parties, at least.
mill Ba.tnr-M.llv. without more agitation
t1o it, in their platforms. But to make
it. n iiriiMn.o- tinner, we muni no, uj
r.iher rlnmand joined to it. We mus
muira it. nnr sole demand, and aHk all
good citizens to vote for the power, the
mauna winch win enaoie IUB VUWIO IU
riiviita on find settle all other questions,
It seems plain to tne writer tnat tue
thimr to do is to make a great effort to
capture the next Populist convention and
in uc it to reduce its demands to one,
Direct Legislation, and with that de
mand show plainlv, with declaration
empmiaizea, mat py uniting in mm u-
imuid we can alone secure power to vote
upon and settle all questions in which re-
hvmers and good citizens are deeply in
terested. Let the preamble snow tue
bondage we are in under party rule,
groupings, divisions, and tne one way m
escape, the one way to nuite. Then call
ou all believers in popular government
to join us in our one great, all-import-
nnt .demand, in order that we may put
a stop to political corruption, and reacn
n vote on each una every question oy any
considerable percentage of the people be
lieved to be important. And let a list of
such known questions be appended, to
attract and bind together every class oi
good citizens.
Beware of Silver Traitors
What is the most effective way for a
professed bimetallic journal to injure the
cause ol tree coinage; uy contentiing
that Democratic goldbugs are the guilty
party, and hold them up to thecontempt
and scorn of the community and assume
that the Republican party is innocent of
the crime of 1873 by refraining to men
tion the constant monometallic record
of that party, or, on the other hand, by
contending that the Republican party is
guilty, not only of the crime of 1873, but
of the long catalogue of subsequent
crimes, committed by Cleveland Democ-
;y, without calling attention to the
fnct that Grover, the First, and his co
conspirators rival hhermnn, hunselt, in
their unrelenting war upon the people m
fiivor of an alien syndicate ol money
clmngers and gold gamblers. In fact, it
is the stock in trade of Democrats to
charge thedoinonetization of silver upon
the Republicans, and of Republicans to
cliurgt: the Democrats with criminal des
truction of silver as a money metal. ve
hope that all so-called silver papers will
take notice that they must be more im
niu tialaud thev must abuse all goldbugs
alike, or rest under the just suspicion of
aiding in a sham war between the Demo
crats and Republicans, as to which is the
guiltier party, when everybody khowb
that Sherman Republicanism and tleve-
Innd Democracy are the same, and we
call upon our readers to watch all pro
fessed silver men, and all proiessed silver
journals to ascertain whether they are
for silver, against all goldbugs, or ior
deceiving the people as to which of the
purties did it, when everybody ought to
know that both parties did it and both
parties intend to continue to do it and
inflict upon this country permanently all
the horrors of the Biugle gold standard
Silver Knight.
Joggling Statesmanship
For the last six months evidence of col
lusion between the Presideu t of the United
States and his ambassador to Great
Britain, on the one side, and Lord Salis
bury and his cabinet on the other, with
regard to the Monroe doctrine, has been
accumulating. On the 17th of the pre
sent month the people were startled by a
bold, manly, and patriotic declaration,
signed by the President of the united
States, which had been carefully prepnr-
ed and couched in good English by Mr.
Olney, H-cretary of State. The message
breathed the spirit of patriotism, and
furnished evidence that the author of the
message was imbued with a true spirit of
Americanism. The sentiment of tbemess
age was echoed and re-echoed through
out the land, it was in nnrmony wuu mo
the aspirations of the American people.
It gave them courage ana nope uim
British aggression ou the American con
tinent might end. Congress made haste
to approve the message, and gave the
President fiuu.uuu lor a comunssiuu,
which waswhat he asked and all heasked
The people responded to the action of
Congress, and the glow ot patriotism
spread over the land irom ocean to ocean,
and from the lakes to the gulfs but, while
Congress wus endorsing the patriotic
message which tuey nad receiveu irom
the White House, the President of the
United States was plotting a raid on the
financial credit of the couuiry. iteiore
the final vote was taken in the Senate,
granting the appropriation asked by the
President, the private secretary of the
Executive was waiting at the door with
a message which showed the Senate and
the country that the patriotic message
which Congress had endorsed wasashara
and delusion, for speculative and not for
patriotic purposes. In this message
which dispelled the illusion that it was
possible for Grover Cleveland to enter
tain American sentiments, uo iiuuruwu
Congress that it was necessary in main
taining the Monroe doctrine, to destroy
the greenbacks and treasury notes, and
thereby contract tne circuianug meumiu
five hundred millions more; and it was
also necessary, in order to maintain the
Monroe doctrine, to strengthen ourcredit
with English money loaners by destroy
ing all our money but gold, and to apply
to Creditor England lor a loan oi goiu
with which to resist her aggressions on
this continent.-Silver Knight.
WHY 19 IT?
How does Reed & Co. fight Cleveland &
Co? By denouncing the other s policy
and doing the same thing.
What chance have the people in the
conflict between the forces of Reed and
Cleveland? The best chauce in the world
to be robbed of what is left.
Whv do both the old parties want to
increase the circulation of the national
banks and to decrease government money
Because, they prefer bank rule to gov
ernment rule.
Whv does Reed play high tariff and
Cleveland low tariff to win the same pot?
Because, with the high and low as start
ers, the confederates have a percentage
that no bluffer can beat.
How does Speaker Reed manifest his
ininart a itv between the rival canoi
dates for the presidency opposed to him?
By taking all the good things for himself
so that there will benotning leu ior mem
to quarrel about, with each other.
What other banking business is the
government in? None whatever. It has
done some government business in the
wnv of issuing greenbacks and treasury
tmtoa hut, the banks want that Btonped
mid to fool the people they call it the
banking business.
How is the government in the banking
business? It has a Comptroller of the
Currency of national banks, which is an
. . . . , . a. n-t. -
expensive bureau in tne oepariment.. ine
Comptroller of the Currency prepares
and issues national bank notes, and in
case of the failure of a national bank the
government closes up the affairs and
foots the bills.
What is the difference between the policy
of Cleveland and the policy of Reedi
About the same difference there is be
tween the avordupois of the two chief
combatants, or what is the same thing,
the difference between them is equal to,
the difference between tweedledee and
Whv did Sneaker Reed relieve the con
stituents of Harrison and McKinley from
the onerous duties of chairmanships or
committees? Because he did not desire
his rivals handicapped in 189(5 with the
argument that the sections favorable to
them have already received their share of
federal patronage.
Whv do the goldbugs call issuing
money by the government the banking
business Because they want to do gov
ernment business, and they call the busi
ness of the government to issue money
and supply the country with a circulat
ing medium the baiiKing uiui
they can usurp it and rob the people.
What similarity is there between Cleve-
land and Heed that causes them to be
mistaken for each other? Their simila
rity in weight is a circumstance which
naturally attracts the attention of the
sightseers at Washington, but their
similarity or devotion to Rothschilds
gold standard unites them us brothers
in the cause of irold monopoly, and
establishesa bond of union that nothing
but death can sever. Silver Knight.
Rascals In Office, Fools Out
By C. E.
Walker, 1). P.. Councilor American In.
stltute ot Civics.
Here we are over thirty years from the
close of the Civil war, and instead of ne
ing the "prosperous nation" (intact) that
weought to be, instead of rejoicing in the
recovery from the ravages of an awful
rebellion, instead of marching forward in
civilization in keeping with our resources
God-given, we are suffering the burden of
a doubled war debt, and adding to the
number of the homeless, the tattered, the
outcast, the criminal at a rapid rate, and
daily hear the cry of thousands and
thousands who perish for lack of bread,
and all amidst a cry of "over-production"
and returning "good times."
As the ravages of the war from which
we are rapidly not recovering, there is
only necessity to mention that the na
tional debt at the close of the war March
1,1866, would purchase 1,486,842,105
bushels of wheat; at the close of 1895
the national debt would purchase 2,1513
620,689 bushels of wheat. The national
debt March 1, 1866. Would purchase of
cotton 5,885,4 16,66t pounds; at the
close of 1895 the national debt would
purchase of the same aAicle 14,588,823,
529 pounds; other stapleWln proportion.
These figures were gathered by the prince
of American historians, Dr. John Clark
Ridpath, and are certainly reliable.
How is this? Why, simpleenough. The
whole volume of money at the close of
the war was in fair proportion to the
needs of tbe country, the "greenback" as
a full legal tender serving the people
admirably, and the business of re-build-inu-
the broken down interests of the
country set in earnestly and we rested
with confidence upon our nnanciai couai
tion as fixed by the war. The national
debt was borne with some alarm, but
fears soon subsided and the progressive
American people piunged into old enter
prises with new vim and attempted new
undeitakings in splendid faith, but often
to so far over-reach as to find it neces
sary to go into debt. This going into
debt in good faith and with a rather
blind hope is the one thing tnat men oio
not correctly estimate; and once debt
making became the custom, trusting to
an expanded currency, the people sud
denly found themselves struggling with
the system o! contraction now iainy
well understood. Money was rising in
the scale of purchasing power, and labor
products were lainng proportionally u
course. Here is tne explanation ui iu
financial conundrum that our reduced
national debt-from $2,827,808,959 to
$1,126,379,100 can toduy purchase
nearly twice as much wheat as thirty
years ago, and about two and one-half
times as much cotton; tne peopie wuo
toil keening their eyes upon the reduced
Volume of the national debt but forget
ting to regard the ascent of the purchas
ing power of the war dollar.
Where lies the blame? Lincoln said:
"If a government contracts a debt with
a certain amount ot money in circula
tion and then contracts the money
volume before the debt is paid, it ia the
most heinous crime a government could
commit against a people."
So our country is Runenng today irom
the results of bad faith on the part of its
chosen legislators and executives. At
the suggestion of the money power our
nohle .?) statesmen have gone on legis
lating a reduction of our money volume
and bv "trades" made between Wall
street, Lombard Street and our govern
ment officials our gold reserves naveoeen
reduced, the country become bankrupt,
and weare a spectacle before the civilized
world our chief ruler (in name) trying
to kick up a little war dust to blind our
eyes, or divert attention from the shame
less mismanagement of the American
people's interests.
Whose fault is it?
All in all we are a short sighted peo
ple. We let these questions of common
interest remain unsolved, and elect party
leaders whose chief ambition is to "sell
to the highest bidder." We are ignorant
of very common iuterests aud still more
icrnoran t of "methods" bv which our
wishes are defeated by our statesmen
Should one of us attempt to show up the
rascals whom we would now call proies
aional politicians or reveal the condition
of the neoole as a whole, some one would
shout "calamity-howler" and slander the
niuiHH of freedom bv declaring, that "we
shall come out all right when the Repub
licans get in.
The blame of increasing poverty rests
upon two pillars rascals in office, and
fools out. mis is not very compumeu
tarv to our servants (?) or to onrselves,
but the truth should have right-of-way
at any cost.
All well informed persons know that
many statesmen buy their con veil tion
delegates, sell their votes in the Assem
blies and halls of Congress, make flatter
ing speeches to deceive the people, and
vote contrary to public utterance for the
lobbyists' money. Law is enacted for
monev in legislative assemblies and de
feated in court for pay. Attorney-Generals
ride onrailroad passesand fnvorthe
companies with their "opinions." Com
mittees ore made to fool the people,
resolutions are made to be voted down
for money, and so from "Salary Grabs,"
"Land Grabs," "Returning Hoards,
"Credit Mobiliers," and "Sugar Trusts"
the peoples' prayer to be delivered can
best be answered by informing them
selves aud then reforming the govern
ment. Introduce the Initiative, Referen
dum, Imperial Mandate, Proportional
Representation, and elect all "green
hands" to serve' the American people
We may blame ourselves for our stupi
dity and save our nation by arousing
the masses to two things the fact of en
dangered liberty, and to action at the
polls. .
We may save our country to future
generations if we beeiiii now.
Let us hasten to the rescue.
"Bullet Proof' Medlclns.
Perky, Okla., Jan. 14. Pawnee Bill,
who has returned from the four bands
of the Pawnee tribe, brings word that
the Indians have all left their farms
and moved into tepees on Black Bear
oreek and have gone to ghost dancing
and making medicine. "Crazy Horse"
claimed to have made medicine that
was bullet proof, but when tried as an
experiment on his brother in front of
the council of chiefs, the bullet pene
trated his heart and caused instant
death. All of "Crazy Horse's" cattle
and ponies were taken away from him
as a penalty by chiefs, and there ia
talk of the federal officers indicting
him on a charge of murder.
Dick Moore Knocked Out by Purtell.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 14. Paddy
Purtell and Dick Moore met for the
second time in a finish contest last
night and after four rounds of fast
and furious fighting Purtell knocked
Moore out with a swinging right
Bank Bobbers Frightened Away.
Baldwin, Kan., Jan. 14. Yesterday
tnornmg at about 2:30 o'clock the safe
in the Baldwin State bank was blown
open by experts. They used nitro
glycerine and an electric Danery. ina
report was mulled, but awoke a party
at the hotel, adjoining the bank, who
lighted a lamp. It is believed that
this frightened away the burglars.
They stole a team from the livery
barn and went west. The cash was
left untouched.
May Have Been Foul Play.
Atchison, Kan., Jan. U. The body
of Jacob Kant, who died at Denton
ille, Doniphan county, last week,
will be exhumed and an autopsy held.
Kant was found dead on a road and
it was supposed that he had been
killed by a fall from a wagon. There
were no marks; on the body, and bis
friends are dissatisfied. Foul play is
r i
Natural Law Applied
The world at large is undoubtedly upon
the pointof making perhaps the greatest
discovery it is possible to make, viz., the
natural laws. As many view history,
every incident thereof, political, social,
and industrial, have been but factors to
that end. All things work together for
good (God). And still it is marvelous
that with all our invention, science, and
philosophy, we have never stumbled over
the fact before. Every day, earnest
Christian men will say to you, referring
to the present troubled conditions of
society, "ah yes, when men allow the
spirit of Christ to enter into their hearts
all will be well," as if the spirit of Christ
were some adventitious thing, something
that will eater our hearts when we are
pleased to allow it. Those very same
Christians will enter into commercial and
other relations without ever a thought of
applying the spirit of Christ (Love) to
such matters. To do so would be con
sidered commercial lunacy, if not down
right suicide, even by the most "sagac
ious" Christian men of affairs. Yet, we
never build a railway, a machine, or an
edifice of any kind, without first recog
nizing and taking into accoant, the law
of gravity, a natural law. The refer
ence is of conrse, that gravity is "practi
cal," hut Love is say accidental.
Truly the need of the day is a viriU
Christianity, and practical demonstra
tions of its usefulness. To preach and
prate of laws which are of no practice'
service is to bring such laws into deserv
ed contempt. Even our artificial laws
are repealed when no longer of service,
presumably because we do not wish oui
children to unearth them, and bring us
into ridicule.
Now let us see if we can apply the law
of Love industrially, and doiug so, the
result. It will be admitted as a self
evident truth that whenever we part
with our labor, or its product, we should
receive an equivalent no more, no less.
In fact, weshould love others industrially
even as we expect them to love us as a
matter of business. Now suppose a body
of men in possession of the natural
facilities necessary to the production of
any article of merchandise, or it might
even be a railway. They are drawing
all profit from the lavish stores of nature,
and exchangingwith their fellows at pab
(cost). What is the result? No one can
now borrow either land or money (all
we can really borrow) and compete with
them. No concern, stocked and bonded,
can stand up ugainst them and live. No
more selling labor into bondage. The
idler is left out in the cold, for noone can
now go into debt in that line of busi
nessand live. Not only is "profit" des
troyed, but "property" also, and use is
now the only title to land or money.
Taxes will attend to that. Such being
the case all opportunities to produceaml
distribute are thrown wide open; effort
of every kind is in greater demand than
supply and consequently in a position to
demand, and get all it earns. And let
the simple rural mind, now so agitated
on this question of "more money", re
member that when there are no debts
any volume of money is as good as any
other for prices will then find an equit
able and undisturbed level, and not be
fore. For it is really debt which "con
tracts" the currency through interest
Furthermore, as natural laws are
applied, artificial law will atrophy.
Competition, which is strife to 8:rVE,
and a natural law (every one must even
tually compete) will bring a
pressure to bear against taxes
and with
taxes go government.
as we know gov-
Jas. T. R. Green.
Das Moines, lu., Jan. 8, 18'JG.
The Japanese View.
Washington, Jan. 14. The
ese legation has received no
advises concerning the report that the queen
of Corea said to have been murdered,
is alive. The affair, however, has
been shrouded in so much mystery
that officials here would not be sur
prised at any developments. In 1882
the same queen, was reported killed
and the details of her death were
given to the world but after a year of
retirement her majesty returned to
the capital amid great rejoicing. The
recent reports of her assassination
have been so exact as to appear
authentic, although the officials
have viewed some of the circum
stances with suspicion. It was
said that a Japanese shoshi, or rough
killed her, although it is well known
that the queen is never seen, even by
the foreign representatives. It has al
ways seemed inexplicable how one of
the shoshi secured access to her. The
Japanese government has proceeded,
however, on the theory that the queen
was dead. A special envoy was sent
to inquire into the circumstances of
the uprising, and as a result the for
mer J Apanese ramiowcr wcrea, tha
i l
military attache and
suite were recalled and placed under
arrest. They are now held at the
court prison at Hiroschima awaiting
trial for alleged complicity in the up
rising. The king of Core a has also acted on
the theory that the queen is dead.
Immediately following her supposed
demise the king issued a decree stat
ing that the deceased qneen, being a
designing woman, would be considered
to have occupied the position of
concubine during her lifetime.
The purpose of the decree was
to prevent the succession of the
queen's son to the position of
crown prince. ine Kings decree
excited great indignation among the
foreign ministers stationed at Seoul
and they protested against it as an act
of immorality. The king accordingly
revoked the decree and issued an order
restoring the queen to the full rank of
royal consort. The original decree
degrading the queen is said to have
been insoired by the Tai Won Knt,
who was driven out of Seoul.
Mar Renew Relations With Venezuela.
London, Jan. 14. The cabinet coun
cil Saturday considered the question oi
re-establishing diplomatic relation
with Venezuela, but no definite con
clusion was arrived at
An Outbreak In Pern.
Lima, Jan. 14. An outbreak against
the government has occurred at
Moquegua. Troops are being sent to
the aid of the local government.
Do Hot Be Alarmed. Bat Look Tor the
Heart troubles, at least among Ameri
cans, are certainly increasing, una wane
this may be largely due to the worry and
excitement of American business life, it is
more often the result of weak stomachs,
of poor indigestion. 4'
Real, organic heart disease is incurable;
but not one case in a hundred of heart
trouble, is organic.
The close relation between heart
trouble and poor digestion is because
both organs are controlled by branches
ot the same great nerves, the Sympa
thetic and Pneumogastric.
In another way, also, the heart if
affected by that form of poor digestion,
which causes gas and -fermentation from
half digested food; there is a feeling of
oppression and heaviness in the chest
caused by pressure of the distended
stomach on the heart and lungs, interfer
ing with their action; hence arises palpi
tation and short breath.
Poor digestion also poisons the blood,
makes it thin and watery, which irritates
and weakens the heart.
The most sensible treatment for heart
troubles is to improve the digestion and
to insure the prompt assimilation of
This can be done by the regular use,
after meals, of some safe, pleasant and
effective digestive preparation, like
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, which may
be found at most drug stores and which
contain valuable, harmless digestive ele
ments, in a pleasant, convenient form.
It is safe to Bay that the regular, per
sistent use of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
at meal time, will cure any form of
stomach trouble except cancer of the
Full size packages of the Tablets sold
by most druggists at 50 cents or by mail
from Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich,
File Strong Objections to the Dawes
CommUslon Before Secretary Smith.
Washington, Jan. 14. -The dele
gates of the Cherokee Indian nation,
who are now here, have left with the
President and Secretary Smith a me
morial protesting against the conclu
sions of the Dawes commission. In
this the delegation says the commis
sion "judged us from afar, without a
hearing from usand condemned ns
out of the mouths of our enemies.
They attempted to induce the Chero
kee people to make certain changes
looking to ultimate statehood, and
again using as an inducement
and argument the. final and
complete removal "of intruders
from our country. We hold our
lands and money in common and in
the light of past experience it would
be criminal on our part to enter into
further negotiations until we are pro-.
pared to definitely determine for our
selves the heirs to our estate and
placed in full possession. Otherwfa
endless litigation would be the resul
and the outcome easily foretold. The
full blooded Cherokees as a class would
be reduced to destitution and to hptr-
gary. SHo action on the part of th
Cherokees can be reasonably antici
pated until this vexed question is fin
settled. Mr. President, your orhci
acts and public utterances in behalf
tne weak and defenseless nations l:
spire my people with the confiden
that you will see that they are hono;
ably dealt with and that their treat!
rights are protected.
Che Kentucky 8enatorship
p Contest Wltf
uggie. r
14. Since tha Vj
Be a Bard Struggle.
Fkankfoet, Ky., Jan,
nomination of Senator Blackburn by
the Democratic caucus, and of Con
gressman Godfrey Hunter by the Re
publican caucus, there is a bitter
political fight for election as Senator.
The law provides for balloting the
second Tuesday after the assembling
of the legislature, Blackburn's friends
say there will oe no joint ballot until
Tuesday, January 2!, and filibustering
will prevent it. The special election
for Wilson's successor will be January
20. The Blackburn men will have the
new Democratic member here Tues
day, January 21. They insist that no
ballot will be taken tin ne quaunes.
Meanwhile, all interest centers
the committee considering the
tests for the seats of Kaufman
Tompkins, both Democrats. The
tude of the two
watched. AVithout the Populists,
with Wilson's place filled, there
tie between the Republicans and
ocrats. The committee on elections
was selected by lot. Whatever may
be the finding of the committee, the
fight will be on the adoption of the
! committee's report. It two Uemocrats g
are unseated, Hunier win nave no s ,
further trouble, but indications are f
that there will be a long struggle,!
Blackburn men have decided and an-l
nonnced that they will filibuster or
any attempt to consider the report on
contested seats previous to Wilson'sL,'
successor being seated. There is no
doubt about a free silver Democrat
being elected in Wilson's place from
Nelson county.
Chicago, Jan. 14. It is estimate
that 5,000 delegates will attend thi
second annual convention of the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers,
to be held in this city January 21, 23
and 23. Ohio will send 30(1 delegates.
Missouri and Indiana -50 each, an
most of the New England.Eastern and
Southern States will be represented.
The purpose of the convention is to
extend the trade relations of this
country with China, Japan, South and.
Central America, and to combat the
influence of European manufacturers
in those countries. Matters relating:
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