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January 23, 1896.
535 Nebraska Snucpcnbcnt
ContoiiJatiam f
IndEpeidEt Pubitehiijg Go.
At 1120 M Street,
$1.00 per Year in Advance.
Address all communications to, and make all
drafts, man? order, etc., pay nble to
Lincoln, Nb.
HarrahI for Meiklejohn and the sugar
trust. Thatistbe basis af Meik's can
didacy. ' ' -'. '
The Philadelphia American says that
the great banks are laying plans lor the
renominatiou of Cleveland.
Have nations the inalieuable right to
work out their own destiny? If they
have the Monroe doctrine is right.
Let us do right and trust providence
for the consequences. To oppress the
people as they are now oppressed is not
The retiring county treasurer of Platte
county is f 29,000 short in his official
accounts. Another good republican
gone wrong.
Tim most debasing thing in the world
Is not a fifty-cent dollar as the Chicago
Times-Herald says but a: one hundred
and fifty-cent dollar.
Mr. J. Sterling Mojitos isdoubtlessly
dead and buried, for he hasn't given out
a letter or interview for publication for
six and one-half days'
Will Col. Bixby please give us a song
on Al. Beemer. It will be easy to do. A.
D. Boomer will rhyme so nicely with Ne
braska redeemer, and he's one of them
Republican thievery is driving men
from the state. They don't want to
raise children in a state where the higher
public offices are held by notorious
thieves.. '
Senator Jones has given it tout point
blank this week that there can be no
legislation of any sort that does not in
clude monetary reform. The pops will
have that or nothings
In the senate when one of them gives
notice that he is going to talk awhile, he
don't say he is going to make a speech.
That would be very bad form indeed.
He says, "I wish to submit some re.
Two to one that the editor of the
Benaca (Kansas) News was oue of the
original Jayhawkers. We Judge so be
cause the facility with which he reprints
large amounts of matter from the Inde
pendent without credit.
Senator Allen got after Hale, of
Maine, on the question of whether the
government should build a cable to
Hawaii or subsidize a company to do it,
and soon had him in a corner so tightly
jammed, up that Hale did not know what
to say. ' "
Senator Allen's bill to prevent United
States citizens from accepting titles of
nobility from foreign governments was
defeated in the Senate. We will have to
waituntil the pops gethold of that body
before anything truly American will be
done there.
Johnny Thurston has evidently heard
something drop. He now goes back on
the record of his colleagues in the House,
who all voted for bonds, and says that
personally he is opposed to all bond
issue and thinks our difficulties may be
met in other ways.
It appears that the people's party has
got beyond the stage when ridicule is an
effective weapon against it. Its persis
tent advocacy of economic truth has
given it dignity. The "wild eyed erank'
paragraph has been relegated to innocu
ous desuetude.
The House Committee on Banking and
Currency has before it no less than
twenty-eight bills, and it expects to
evoke a new banking law out of some
one or more of them. Senator Chandler
is especially zealous fortheeetablishment
of a Postal Savings Bank System as a
branch of the Post office.
That the Associated Press is simply an
agent of the Wall street ring of Roths
child banks is shown by the fake war
dispatches sent out during the week. At
one time they announced that the militia
of the southern states bad been called
out, and gold bug dailies, like the Jour
nal, put up big scare heads and doable
leaded the lines to make them go.
The meeting of the national committee
last week iu St. Louis, a graphic account
of which can be found in this weeks Inde
pendent, was a genuine surprise toevery
old worker in the reform cause who was
present. The, complete harmony that
prevailed was not expected. There were
men there from the Pacific and the At
lantic coasts, from the region of the lakes
and from the gulf, but they all seemed to
have oue common purpose. They had
all thought over the state of affuirs, and
had all come to one conclusion as to
what was best to do. Then they went
right at it, and did it without any loss of
It proved that the people's party is a
great national party, that thoseengaged
in the movement, whether they resided
in the north or the south, the east orthe
west were all in hearty accord, all believ
ing in a few great fundamental principles
and all determined to use all honorable
means to engraft them upon the legisla
tion of this country.
There were visitors there whom the old
war worn veterans of reform had never
met at a populist gathering pefore men
who were perceiving for the first time the
object and mighty force of this great
movement. They had come to enlist in
the army of reform and announce their
adherence to the principles of the people's
party. They were given a hearty wel
come and many of them will do valiant
service pushing forward our lines on the
camps of the enemy.
What surprised the wheel horses of the
populist movement the most, was the
spirited contest between several large
cities for the honor of entertaining the
next national convention. Milwaukee,
Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and
Dallas, Texas, all wanted it. Each of
those cities were there with delegations
of their most well known citizens. Every
argument that the ingenuity of highly
trained intellects could invent, and every
inducements that their different cities
could offer, were repeatedly pressed upon
the committee. There were representa
tives of commercial clubs, boards of
trade, mayors, and prominent and
wealthy citizens begging, flattering, ca
joling the committee to honor their par
ticular city with the populist national
convention, promising free mu
sic,profuse decorations and the heartiest
welcome a convention ever received if
they would only come.
There was one point that not one
failed to make. The convention should
have fair and generous treatment by
the press. There would not be a line of
ridicule, sarcasm, or iuvection appear in
the press of the city, if the convention
would only come. Some of them had
written guarantees to that effect.
The Texans put up such a gallant
fight that they won the heart of
every populist that was there.
The mayor of Dallas how shall he
be described? There is no way to do
it except to use the western phrase and
say, he was a regular brick. He came
with twenty delegates prominent busi
ness men of different cities of Texas, lie
offered free halls, free music, free commit
tee rooms, one cent a mile passenger
tariff rate in the state, a money bonus,
and half rates at all the hotels. Fur
thermore he guaranteed that he would
camp fifty thousand Texas populists
around the city to bid us welcome and
cheer us on to victory. But the brave
little mayor and his gallant little city
could not compete with the great cities of
St. Louis, Chicago and Milwaukee and
he lost. But he took with him for him
self and his generous and hospitable
town the best wishes of the committee
and every populist present. No one will
forget how often he repeated the sen
tence, "There are one hundred and sixty
four thousand populists in Texas all
live men."
The Contest to get the convention was
so fierce and so long that at the last the
selection of the place was left to the de
cision of the executive committee. Late
Saturday night St. Louis won.
One of Grovor's cabinet! t officers went
to Philadelphia the other day to defend
the gold standard and said that:
"The most mischievous heresy that
ever was mstiiiea into iiih minus oi
voters iu this land is tbe idea that Con
gress and not commerce controlled the
value of Bilver and gold. '
Now if an old pop farmer had a boy
seven years old who would talk so much
like an idiot as that, he would turn him
up and spank him until he yelled like a
Sioux Indian. If Congress cannot con
trol the value of gold and silver, what are
Cleveland, Carlisle and John Sherman
howling about? Why do they spend
mitlionsof money to coutrol conventions
aud to buy elections, if these men, when
elected cannot affect the value of gold
and silver? Why do all the bankers and
money lords band together and attempt
legislations, if legislation cannot affect
the value of money?
No, Mr. Secretary Herbert, that is not
a heresy. It is good common sense and
sound political economy, and you knew
that it was when you 'made that speech
In the meantime it has been "instifled
into the minds of the nation" that John
Sherman, Grover Cleveland and his
whole cabinet area set of unconscionable
liars everytime they open their mouths
on the money question.
Congress can't affect tho value of
money! Well, if it can't, why don't these
money sharks let congress alone? Why are
they forever down at Washington with
their lobbies? Why do they haunt the
White House with their agents and their
spies? Why is their chief agent in the
White House forever firing annual and
special messages at congress, ordering,
begging, pleading with congress to legis
late concerning gold and silver, if con
gress cannot affect the value of gold and
silver? You are all a set of idiots or a
set of thieving liars, one of the two.
Your actions are not on a "parity" with
your words. Any clod-hopper, however
dull he might be, would know that you,
and your banker friends who deal -only
in money and credits, would not be fool
ing around congress so much, if congress
could not affect the value of money.
That argument, Mr. Secretary Herbert,
is altogether too silly to fool anybody.
You will have to in vent something better
than that oryou area done-up gold bug.
From the very beginning the populists
have asserted that Cleveland's various
issues of bonds had no authority in law.
But he has continued to issue, until he
has increased the public debt $262,009,
000. The only show of authority at all
is found in the resumption act of 1875.
The clause on which he bases his author
ity is as follows:
And on and after the lt day of January, A. D.
1879, the Secretary of tbe Treasury shall redeem
In coin, the United States legnl-tender notes then
outstanding on their presentation for r demo
tion at the office of tbe assistant treasurer of
the United State in the city of New York in
(nine of not less than 9 0, and to enable the Sec
retary of the Treasu ry to prepare and provide
for the redemption In this act authorized or re
quired he te authorized to use any earplug reve
nues from time to time in tbe treasury not
otherwise appropriated, and to issne, sell, and
dispose of at not less than par in coin either of
tbe descriptions of bonds of the United States de
scribed In the act of Congress approved July 14,
IN70. entitled "An act to authorize the refunding
of the national debt," with like qualities, privi
leges, and eiemptlons, to the exteut necessary to
carry this act Into full effect.
That is the whole of it. "To enable the
Secretary to prepare and provide for
redemption" he was authorized to issue
bonds. After the Secretary had so pre
pared and provided his authority ceased.
But where is the authority to bond and
our children to buy gold?
In 1868, three years after this act on
which Cleveland bases his authority to
buy gold, John Sherman raised a clamor
about gold. Senator Stanley Matthews,
one of the brightest lawyers who ever sat
in the Senate or who ever adorned the
bench, drew a resolution which was
passed by more than a two-thirds vole
in each House of Cougress after mature
It is as follows:
Whereas by the act entitled "An act to
strengthen the public credit," approved March
18, 1M'., it wns provided find declared that the
faith of the Uuited States was thereby solemnly
pledged to the payment, in coin or its equivalent,
of all the Ititerest-beuaring obligations of the
Uuited StateB, except, in cases where the law au
thorizing the issue of such obligations had ex
prexely provided thnt the same might be paid In
lawful money or other currency than gold and
silver; and
Whereas all the bonds of the United States
authorized to be Issued by tbe act entitled "An
act to authorize the refunding of the national
debt." approved July 14, 1MM), by the tqrms of
said art were declared to be redeemable In coin
of the then present standard value, bearing Inter
est payable semi-annually in such coin; and
Whereas all bonds of the United Statesnuthor
Ized to be issued under the net entitled "An act to
provide for the reeumptlon ot specie payments,"
approved July 14, 1875, are required to be of the
description, of bunds ot the Uuited State de
scribeil in the said act of eonnress approved July
14, 1S70, entitled "An act to authorize refunding
of the national debt; and
Whereas, at the date of the passage of said act
of Congress last aloresaid, to-wit, the 14th day
of July, 1H70, the coin ot the United States ot
tamlard value of that date included silver dol
lars ot the weight of 4I2W grins each, declared by
the act approved January 18, 1WI7, entitled "An
act supplementary to the act entitled 'An act es
tablishing a mint and regulating the coins ot
the United States,'" to be a Iciral tender ot pay
ment according to their nominal value for any
urns whatever; therefore,
Rmnlred by the Senate ithe Home of Repre
sentatives concurring therein). That all the
bonds Issued by the United States, issued or an
authorlzed to be Issued under the said acts of
Congress hereinbefore recited, are payable, prin
cipal and Interest, at the option of the govern
ment of tbe United States, in silver dollars of tho
coinage of the United States, containing 4V2M
grians each of standard silver; and that to re
store to its coinage such silver coins as a legal
tender in payment of said bonds, principal ana
Interest, is not in violation of the public falthnor
In derogation ot the rlirhts of tbe nubile creditor.
Congressional Record, volume?, part 1, Forty-
Bth congress, second session, page 664.
Again we ask where is the authority to
buy gold, or on what basis rests the as
sumption that the debts of the United
States are payable only in gold?
We don't believe in too much confid-
ence. The lact is tnr people nave
been pretty nearly confidenced out of
their whole inheritance. On ; the other
hand, we don't believe in too much sus
picion. Now there are some Populists,
the very best of men too, who are in
clined to be suspicious of our best and
truest men. They have a little too much
of suspicion. A few pop editors soem to
be affected in that way. Thay imagine
that the Populist leaders are all the time
on the point of selling out to somebody.
They think that the Nebraska Silver
League is going to capture the Populist
organization. Well the Nebraska Silver
league is composed ot all political
parties, Republicans, Populists, Demo
crats and Prohibitionists, and if tliero
is any capturing to be done it is our
opinion that the pops will not be tho
Populists should remenber that the old
party papers are constantly twisting the
uews, writing editorials, printing squibs,
and making insinuations for tho express
purpose of making discord in the Popu
list ranks, and not take what they see iu
these papers as gospel truth. Some
times they will attack a Populist to in
jure the party, very often they will praise
one for the same reason, well knowing
that complimeuts in a plutocratic paper
will cause Populists to look with suspi
cion upon a man thus complimented.
The Independent has received several
letters lately from irate Populists who
have had their suspicion aroused gainst
some of the truest men iu the party by
something said in some of the dailies.
One of the best Populists in the state
took it for granted that an editorial
squib in the World-Herald was a truth,
when there was not a word of truth in it,
and got exceedingly angry at least we
should judge so by his letter. .
Tbe World-Herald said it was all fixed
that Governor Holcomb was to be the
Populist nominee for Congress in the
Sixth district. Now that was simply im
possible. Who fixed it? The writer did
not stop to thiuk that the statement was
preposterous. He just believed what he
saw in the papers. The Populists of the
Sixth district will hold primaries, and
elect delegates to a congressional con
vention. No one knows, or can know
who these delegates will be. When the
convention meets they will name the can
didate. How rediculous to say that that
convention, its delegates and its nominee
is already fixed? The moral to this little
story is: Don't believe these assaults
that you see in the dailies unless you
have some slight evidence they are true.
The Wakefield Republican says: "A
number of our solid citizens will change
localities for the south or west, growing
weary of doing business on tbe credit
system, paying high interest and rent,
and losing a lot of accounts each aud
every year."
This state is being outrageously slun
dered by a lot of republican papers. Af
ter the state, and many of the cities and
counties have been robbed of hundreds o
thousands of dollars by republican office
holders, thus necessarily doubling taxa
tion, and after republican courts have
uniformly refused to convict any of the
thieves, there is necessarily hard times,
There may be a few businessmen inclined
to change their location, hot because
Nebraska is not a fertile state, but be
cause they can see no safety for the pro
tection of public property or prospect ot
a reduction in taxutiou under a state
government that planued and executed
these public robberies, and under a lot
of political courts that always refuse to
convict the thieves even if they are f
caught iu the act.
Decent men do not want to bring up
children in a state where state officers
are notorious thieves, and taxation
is made onerous by public robbery. .
Our school system and our University
have beeu seriously crippled already by
these robbers. Men fear that they will
finally be ruined by them, aud their chil
dren will be deprived of educational fa
cilities. It is things such as these that
are hurting Nebraska.
Populists say to these men: Stay
where you are. We shall make a des
perate effort to redeem this state and
put. the government In the hands uf
honest men. The hard times are every
where because the gold standard is every
where. Nebraska is the best state in the
Union. You can't find a spot within the
boundaries of the United States where
there is good times now, or ever will
be while the gold standard exists. There
is no better place than Nebraska. Stay
where you are. ' '
The Farm and Fireside is talking the
same old twaddle. It says, because it
can not longer be denied, that:
"Argument is not needed to show that
for years tbe farmers of Ohio have been
growing poor; proof is on every hand. I
think it was Governor Foraker who said
in one of his messages to the legislature
that since the census of 1880 farm lands
in Ohio had fallen nearly titty per cent in
value. Ohio farms are cheaper because
they aro not wanted. I hey are not
wanted because money is not being made
out of them,"
The reason that it gives for this state
of things are the same old sophistries.
Within the period of these forty years,
emigrants have settled upon the bound
less prairies of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota,
Kansas, Nebraska and in all distant
territories. There the rich soil yields
grain year after year without being
fertilized; there vast herds of cattle,
droves of horses and flocks of sheep graze
on nutritious grasses, and are ready for
market at less than half the cost which is
needed to raise them in the middle states
Transcontinental railways have been
built to these favored regions, no matter
how remote, and thus farmers of the dis
tant west, can undersell farmers of the
middle states in the .large cities on the
Atlantic coast, and in the crowded
markets of Europe.
Here is a perfect illustration of the old
addage that a half truth is more dange
rous than a lie. Why does not the editor
say that farmers of the west are in a
worse condition than those of Ohio?
Their flocks of sheep, herds of cattle and
fields of grain are raised at a greater loss
than those of the Ohio farmer. No, the
editor will not say that, because more
than tweuty years ago the money laid
plans to capture the agricultural papers
and their plans worked to perfection.
The following amendment to the rules
of the House only received 31 affirmative
"Whenever a member of either Hous8
of Comcress dies during the term for
which he was elected it shall be in orden
in place of special memorial services, for
a member to announce the same and to
Bend a resolution to the desk briefly stat
ins tbe worth and services of the decease
ed; which, if adopted by the House, shall
be printed in tbe Hecora.
In regard to that resolution Mr. Boat
nersuid: ,
"It has come to be the custom to set
aside a part of an eveninir for these ser
vices by special order, and when the time
is reached for the special order, all except
iiiosewtio expect to deliver memorial
addresses take their hats and cro awav.
It is a useless charge uj)on the public; it
is a useless consumption of public time,
and it is a mockery except in cases where
tne aistiuctiou oi the member who died
is such as to command audiences on
those occasions."
The printing of these eulogies for one
Congress sometimes costs $100,000.
They are bound in morocco and are full
of costly portraits and pictures of scenes
in the man's lile.
If the writers on- the gold standard
press would show tbe least fairness or
honesty in their discussions one might
have some patience with them, But
they employ both dishonest and unfair
methods, and write, not to arrive at the
truth, but to deceive their readers.
They will denounce with great vehem
ence a depreciated currency, but the
converse of that, they avoid and instead
of saying an appreciated currency, they
say a sound currency or the best cur
rency. They will denounce "a fifty cent
dollar" as they call it, but never men
tion "a hundred and fifty cent dollar."
They try to instill iuto the minds of
their readers that a currency can depre
ciate, but that it cannot appreciate, all
of which is dishonest and unfair. They
are literary hirelings, who write sophis
tries for pay. They sell .their talents.
They write what they know are false
hoods for money. They sink to the
lowest point that an educated mind
can sink to a point lower than that
of the common burgular and highway
man. Such people have always been
held in detestation by all honorable
men and always will be.
The total value of our ten principal
agricultural exports, cotton, wheat,
wheat flour, corn, bacon and hams, lard,
pork, beef, tobacco and cheese, is given
in the government reports at $510,012,
686 for 1894, and $452,719,941 for
1895, a decrease in the value of these ex
ports of $57,292,745, or 11.2 per cent;
but this decrease was not due to dimin
ished exports but solely to the fall in
prices. ;
Because of the fall in prices we have
received from Europe $99,766,404 less
than we woould if prices had remained
at even the low level of last year. The
consequence is the farmers have nearly
$100,000,000 less money to buy goods
with than they had last year. Results:
Broken banks and "busted" merchants.
The farmers shipped a great deal more
of these articles this year than last but
got $100,000,000 less for them.
Why could James G. Blaine never be
elected president? "Because on February
7th 1888, he said on the floor of con
gress : '
'"On the much-vexed and lonir-mooted
question as to a bimetallic or monome
tallic srauaara, my own views are suf
ficiently indicated in the remarks I have
made. I believe the struggle now going
on in this country and in other coun
tries for a single gold standard would,
it uiinnuuafnl .,....,1.,.., A ,1 :
ver in and throughout the commercial
The money power never forgave Blaine
for making the speech of which theabove "
Is a part. No man can be elected presi
dent by either of the old parties who
would sign a free coinage bill.
The situation in Cuba seems to be
about this. The Spaniards are in pos
session only of the seaport towns, and
even in them the native sentiment, white
and black, is on the side of the insur
gents. The Spanish troops suffer even
more from disease than from the guns of
the enemy, and they dare not leave the
safety of seaports to find more whole
some quarters in the interior. The
strength of the insurrection is limited by
the want of arms aud of ammunition,
yet both are landed continually for their
use, in spite of the watch kept along the
coast. The interior is as good as im
penetrable to those who are not used to
cutting their way through a tropical
forest, a matter in which the imported
troops have no experience.
The seventy thousand voters in the
Populist party in this statedid not leave
the old parties and their bosses to go in
to subjection to a new lot of bosses in
the Populist party. All this talk about
things "being fixed," this far ahead of
the convention and the election is the
most consummate nonsense. If any man
or set of men even undertake to "fix
things," they will be knocked so stiff,
cold and rigid that it will take an eter
nity to thaw them out. No doubt things
will be often "fixed" in the plutocratic
mind of the editors of the dailies. Don't
let that annoy any oue. When the next
election is over they will find that they
are in a pretty bad "fix," themselves.
The Chinese tael, and the Japanese
silver yen go just as far as ever, will buy
as much labor, pay for the production of
as much cotton, or yarn, or cotton
cloth, as ever. With the tael, worth 68
cents in gold, or the yen, worth 50 cents
the Chinese or Japanese manufacturer
can produce as much as when tho tael
was worth $1.86 in gold, and theyn
$1, and even more, because of the use of
improved machinery, but with the gold
received iu gold using countries for what
he sells to such countries, he can buy ex
change for twice as many taels or twice
as many yens as he could when silver
had not commenced to depreciate as
measured by gold. Thus he is enabled
to sell at half price in gold.
Several distinguished economists
from this country attended the recent
conference of bimetallists held in Paris
of which our gold bug dailies told us
nothing. They report that they were
equally impressed with the numbers and
zeal of the friends of silverin Europe, and
the difficulties they have to overcome.
Even in France, where the traditional
policy of the nation commits it to thfr
broader monetary pol'cy, the moneys
lending interest has obtained control of
the newspapers, and presents a strongly
organized resistance to any return to the
world's historic basis for coinage. Yet
the governing Class and the directors of
the Bank of France are for silver.
The citizens of Omaha have at .last
forced the board of transportation to
order the railroads to build a union de
pot. It is the first time the namby
pamby business men of that city ever
showed any spunk. Their boards of
trade and commercial clubs have always
laid down like whipped spaniels, when
ever a railroad president frowned. How
ever, they don't dare to antagonize the
B. & M. yet, and continue to let it run
trains so as to build up the State Jour
nal and shut out the Omaha dailies.
Cleveland says he don't want any
more revenue, but he wants $100,000,
000 of gold to lock up in the vault to
sustain the "honor" of the government.
That is the first time that it has been
announced that honor was based on,
gold. That is Cleveland's idea of honor.
It is the ownership of gold. To lay down
your life for the right is no basis of
honor. You must have gold. The curse
of God and humanity should rest for
ever on the author of such sentiments.
A Populist paper has been started at
Hardy, Arkansas, called the Arkansaw
Kicker, W. S. Morgan editor. The first
page is devoted to abusing Nebraska on
account of the State Journals assaults
on Arkansas. It does not know the
character of the Journal and that it
is so accustomed to lying that no one
pays any attention to what it says.
It is hardly Populistic to abuse a whole
state in revenge for what one plutocratic
newspaper says.
Mr. Lacey announced in thelfouse the-
other day that he had received a letter
from a constituent asking him to send an
agricultural report, and also some
memorial addresses, because, he said,
there was nothing he read with so much
pleasure as the obituaries of Congress
men. It may be remembered that the
whole country is in the same state of
Nebraska's disgraced and retired U. S.
Senator aud railroad lobbyist Paddock
is uttering dire threats against the Sen
ate because it does not pass tbe bond
bill. All last winter he used his privi
lege to the floors of Congress to go there
as a paid railroad lobbyist to try to
bulldose members as they sat in their
seats. Tho Press gallery unanimously
declared that it was the most disgrace
ful thing they ever saw.
They had a refferendum on the ques
tion of woman suffrage in Massachusetts
the other day. The total vote for suff
rage was 100,204; against it 187,840.
The ladies will have to persuade 30,310
more votes to comeoverto their side be
fore they can vote. Men and women were
both allowed to vote on tbe question,
but only a few women went to the polls.
Of those who did 6,540 voted for, and
278 against the proposition.
Perhaps the most crazy idea that ever
entered the head of man, is that it would
be a good thing to have the money of
the United States circulate iu Europe. If
our money could be so made that Euro
peans would prefer it to their own and it ,
should go over there in large quantities
what would become of us when we had no
money, or but little left. Of all wild eyed
lunatics who ever lived these gold bug
editors are the craziest.
The military board of the National
Guards, consisting of Adjutant General
P. H. Barry, Brigadier General Colby,
Judge Advocate General W. L. Stark.
Col. C. J. Bills, 2d Inf., and Col. John P.
Bratt, 1st Inf., met at the Adjutant
General's office for the purpose of drafting
new regulations for the government of
the Nebraska National Guard, after a4
short consultation they adjourned to
meet Thursday, Jan. 23d. ,
The citizen, when he looks at Jhe state
ments of tbe old party leaders on tho
money question, is as badly non-plussed
as was the Frenchman when he saw a
Kentuckian concoct a driuk. He said:
"Vat you mean? Veil, you put in zo
whisky to make it strong, ze water to
make it weak, ze lemon to make it sour
and zo sugar to make it sweet. I do not
like ze contradiction of ze tings."
The gold standard destroys the home
market for our manufactures. We must
lurtat? luc jetliners iii umi emuN neiora rnptr
.. I. .. . I. .. r , . r
can buy liberally manufactured goods!,
aud they cannot become prosperous1
while forced to sell their produce iu com
petition with silver using peoples and
handicapped by the appreciating gold