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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
January 23, 196.
SMART ON 'FIAT
Fir Two Handrail Tears Boms Had 5o
Other Kind of MoueT
ESGLA5D GREW BIOS OS IT
With It She Supported Her Own Annies
and Her Continental Allies
Venice Had It Six Hundred Years
On January 8th, Senator Stewart made
a most forcible and patriotic speech in
tbs Senate. Two million copies of it
ought to be put in the hands of demo,
cratic and republican voters, so they
might find out the reunou of their im
poverishment. The following is on ex
tract from it:
"Here in the greatest nation in the
world, with more resources than any
other, with eerentr million people, and
It can make the best money, for nobody
will believe that the United States will
break up. The difficulty with the money
of the South was that the people was
afraid the Confederacy was . going to
break up. The quality of money depends
upon the trenjith and the stability of
the government. Rome for two hundred
ysars had flat money, aud she had no
other money. The Itomaus bad simply
a metal piece with the value fixed by the
government, and the quantity was con
trolled by law, and Home grew from
nothing to the greatest republic the
world has ever seen. She used nothing
else in her better days. It was not until
she made conquests and robbed other
nations of gold and silver that she used
the precious ' metals. Gold and silver
then came into her treasury until she
got nearly two thousand millions of gold
and silver in circulation, according to
Jacob aud Gibbon. Eighteen hundred
millions is about the estimate as the best
they can get from the Roman writers.
Then the mines failed; they were work
ed out. The Romans bad falling prices.
The money lenders demanded more and
more collateral until they got all the
property of the people, and the grand old
Romans,' who bore the eagle from the
tropics to the frozen zone, became feudal
slaves and were sold with the land. Take
our money away from us and we will
share the same fate. It is not a question
of manhood or bravery. Every man
will make sacrifices to get bread for his
children, and the terms grow harder and
harder on each generation, until the peo
ple become accustomed to slavery.
Thus were civilations blotted out. The
dark ages came. There was only one
star that appeared during the fourteen
hundred years of gloom, and that was
the star of Venice. There the Romans
bad to flee, on account of the ferocity of
the savages. They took their ships and
their jrold and their Bilver and settled
upon the marshy islands of the north
east of Italy. They were without money
to accomplish nny purpose. They formed
a republic, and they took what money
they had and put it iu a government
trust. They allowed interest at 4 per
cent upon it for a time, and they made
it legal tender for all debts, public and
private. They exempted it from mort
gage or execution, so that it could be
transferred only on the books of the gov
ernment They took in gold and silver
and sold them. They did not keep any
of them. This went on for six hundred
years, until all the world believed that it
was the best money in ths world; and it
was, so long as the Republic of Venice
lasted. But Napoleon with a rude hand
overran Venice and captured the bank,
expecting to get great treasures; and all
lie got was the books. That was flat
money, with the power of Venice behind
it; and so long as the government lasted
the money was good.
Take the experience of Great Britain.
When Napoleon was overriding the
world and all was gloom, she declared
the paper of the Bank of England legal
tender and suspended specie payments
for twenty-two years. During that tune
her co miner cu extended all over the
world, and she was able to loan money
on the continent, to conquer Napoleon,
and to take fhe first place among the
nations of th world. She did it by the
fiat powr of t"he government. But when
that was done there was a vast s'um
owing by England and the English peo
ple. Then the Rothschild syndicate was
formed, and it secured the passage of a
law that all these obligations should be
paid iu gold alone. The misery that
was entailed Upon the people blotted
from the face of the earth the middle
class that had given the constitution to
Euuland. The yeomanry was no more.
The aristocracy that were in the deal
were saved. All the balance were lost.
A moueyod aristocracy was created as
heartless as sin, as grasping as the
devil, and it has been preying upon man
kind ever since. That aristocracy has
reached out its octopus tentacles and
grasped the United States. Great Brit
ain cannot meet us in arms. We have
had two wars with her, and each was a
blessing to mankind.
An English syndicate now dictates
terms to us, aud it is said that the credit
of America must be protected by a set
of English gold gamblers. Have we
come to that? Is there no other relief?
If our civilization is to be destroyed
thus, let it be known. Is it not lamen
table that congress should meet and see
the country languishing, see it euffer
more than at any time during the war,
while we are offering inconsequential
bills, playing for position, trying to fool
the people again, trying to make an
Ibsus of the tariff, trying to make an
issue of money without grappling with
the money question, discussing how we
can get the money from Europe. If we
continue to agree to pay the money of
Europe, wnicn we nave done, Europe will
continue to make us slaves.
Let us have en independent policy as
Venice did. Let us have an independent
policy as England did during her strug
gle. Let us have an indepennt policy for
the United States. VV hen the war broke
out the legal tenders, the treasury notes,
which were, receivable for all dues, were
at tmr, and remained at par all during
the war. But when the fatal stab was
made at the greenbacks, then the gold
board was established. That gold board
is working upon us now. It was more
damrerous than the foe in the field.
The gold board found a foothold by
destroyfng the greenback in 1862, by
denying to it the power to pay custom
dues and interest upon the' public debt.
That cost the people thousands of miL
Thnd. Stevons. w hen he
L.tm in t h ronf.-renoe committee.
according to Judge Kelly came from the
room shedding tears, tie naa to euu
mit, and we have constantly been sub
mit t iug to such ou t rages.
Conducted by J. Y. M. Swig-art. Correspond
For several months we have looked
forward to the time when we would meet
as representatives of different com
panies. The time was set for Wednesday,
January 16. The time came and it was
the universal sentiment of all present
that the meeting was a success and all
were profited thereby. There were many
subjects talked of and as mauy ideas
given as to how different subjects should
For instance, in answer to this ques
tion: If a man has $150 on horses in a mu
tual company and he should have 9100
damage done by lightning, should the
company pay the full f 100 or two-thirds
of that amount; and again, suppose the
company should pay f 100, what would
be the value of the policy in the item on
horses? Would it be worth fioo, or
would it be worth as much less than
f 150 as the policy holder had been paid
for damage done.
To these two queries there was a differ
ence of opinion, some holding that any
payment on the policy reduced the policy
that much on the particular item upon
which payment was made, others hold
ing that a man paid his fee to become a
member aud held himself ready to pay
his assessment on, say f 1000 on stated
items for five years, that be should have
that protection and further as the only
object for him to reissue would be to pay
the officers for policy and survey fees,
the company could as well carry him on
the old policy as to make him renew un
less his damage was of a kind that would
make different description of property to
be carried as in the case of the burning
of a building.
The query, "How are we to get people
interested in mutual insurance?" It was
stated that you must educate them by
giving them statistics on both sides, first
get all the reports of the oldest mutual
companies and compare with stock com
panies. If every member of the mutual
companies had read this column for the
last five years and had tabulated the
the statistics he would have known that
any who insures in a stock company was
worse than wasting his money as he was
making a rich corporation richer and
helping to down the mutuals by giving
aid to the common enemy.
I will continue to give you statistics on
insurance subjects, on both stock and
mutual companys and it you are desir
ous to know how the mutuals are work
ing in other states during the year we
will try to tell you. In next month we
will try to compile the reports of all mu
tual companies to the auditor and we
hope that secretaries will on receipt of
this paper, send me the names of all the
officers and directors of their respective
companys and in return I will send them
the above named compiled reports, also
send the names of all agents or persons
who are interested in mutual insurance.
But to return to our meeting. A com
mittee was appointed to invite the
auditor to be present tut as his assistant
was not in the office, ite could not get
away but bid us God s, ed in our efforts,
as mutual men. It was thesenseof those
present that a legislative committee
should be provided and Samuel Lichty
of Falls City, A. P. Job of Tekamah and
Henry Eishe of box 41 Omaha, should
compose said committee. There are
some changes needed in our state laws
but the prime need of a committee is to
keep our mutual laws on tbe statutes
and it is recommended that each mutual
company help defray the expenses in this
way. ll the company sees fit to do so to
pay to the secretary of this association
as membership fees, next January one dol
lar for each $100,000 or major fraction
thereor. 'llie money to be paid out as
the association may direct. During the
year we will discuss this subject fully but
at this time say that as all companies
are benentted by the law all should join
Those present favored several chances
in the law among which was that coun
try school houses country churches and
country parsonages should be added to
the list of insurable property in the mu
tuals. Those present by a vote said that any
company that paid their agents by a
commission on the amount of insurance
writteu should not be considered a
strictly and purely mutual company.
Among the reasons given was that
when that manner of payment wns used
there was a tendency to over insurance
as the larger the amount of insurance
the more the solicitor received, and fur
ther when the solicitor was paid in that
way the members were not informed as
to where their money went because the
agent would not truthfully tell how
much he received for his services as
If you read this paper and like it. send
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The Reason for lb
"Come around next week Saturday.
Hawkins. My wife and I are coin? to
celebrate our silver wedding."
"Silver wedding Why, you haven't
been married more than twelve years."
"I know It; but silver has depreciat
ed. It's only worth twelve where It
used to be twenty-five." Life.
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It is simply the 12, 13, 14, and 15th
grades of our public school system.
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The man who asks God to give hlo
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VICTOH II CCO, POPULIST
By JlLK SniOEXHEIT.
The works of Victor Hugo form one
long populistic wail. His stories tell of
terrible suffering, of the masses oppresssd
by the classes, of glorious utopiaa times
to come, and of heros who sought to
better the condition of mankind, but who
received only condemnation, suffering
and death at the hands of those whom
they would elevate and make happier.
In "By Order of the King" he describes
a poor laboring man becoming, by acci
dent, a member of the English House of
Lords centuries ago. He was a cyclone
pi that august body and his speeches
were like those of our own Senator Allen
and the other populists who are awaken
ing the American House of Lords to a
ralization of the distance of mankind.
Here is a quotation from that speech:
"My Lords, I am he wbocometh out of
the depths. Poverty Igrew up on; winter
has frozen me; hunger 1 have tasted: con
tempt I have suffered; pestilence I have
undergone; and shame I have drunk of.
Do you know of these? No. If you
knew what goes on, you would not dare
to be happy. There are mines, where
men chew coals to fill their stomachs
and deceive hunger. Every place the ex
haustion of the poor is horrible. At
Stratford they cannot drain the marsh
for want of money. The manufactories
are shut down all over Lancashire.
there is enforced idleness everywhere.
Do you know that the herring fishers at
Harlech eat grass when fishery fails?
At Ailesbury town, of which one of you
is lord, destitution is chronic. At Penk
ridge, in Coventry, where you have just
endowed a cathedral aud enriched a bish
op, there are no beds in the cabins, and
they dig holes in the earth, in which to
put the little children to lie. so that in
stead of beginning life in the cradle they
begiu it m the grave. I have seen these
things! My Lords do you know who
pay the taxes you vote? The dying.
Vou are going the wrong road. You
augment the poverty of the poor to in
crease the riches of the rich. Why take
from the worker to give to the idle, take
from the tattered to give to the well-clad;
take irom the beggar to give to the
prince? My Lords, you cannot realize
all this. You have power, opulence,
pleasure, the snn ever shining in your
zenith; authority unbounded, enjoyment
without asting, auda total forgetfuluess
of others. Be it so. But there is some
thing btlow you, above you, it may be,
My LordH; I bring you news; news of the
existence of mankind."
We have men in the populist party
who are spending their, time and their
money to elevate the people and make
humanity happier but who will receive
no credit or commendation for their la
bor. The Great Unappreciated should
take comfort in the following extract
from Lea Miserables:
"The whole army of Paris is out, and
we will be attacked in an hour; as for
the people, they were in a state of fer
ment yesterday, but this morning they
do not stir, there is nothing to wait
for, nothing to hope for, we have been
abandoned. Be it so. Let us raise the
barricade to a height of twenty feet and
all fall upon it. Citizens, let us offer the
protest of corpses and show that if the
people abandon the republicans th re
publicans do not abandon the neonM
The name of the man who spoke thus
was never known, he was some unknown
blouse-wearer, an unknown man. a for
gotten man, a passing hero, that great
anonymous always mixed up in human
crises who at the given moment utters
the decisive word in a supreme fashion,
and fades away into darkness, after hav
ing represented for a minute, in the light
of a flash, the people and God."
What populist could better portray
the contaminating influenn of the sold
standard upon civilization than the fol
lowing words of the great Frenchman:
"By friction cold loses everv vear a
fourteen hundredth part of its bulk.
Ihis is called wear. Hence it follows
that on fourteen hundred millions of
gold in circulation throughout the world,
one million is lost anually. This million
desolves into dust flies away, floats
about, is reduced to atoms, charges,
drags, weighs down couscieuses, amal
gemates with the souls of the rich whom
it renders proud, and with those of the
poor whom it renders brutish."
Populists believe that the home is the
foundation of the government and that
the little family circles though gathered
round humble hearthstones becomes a
great circle of protection encompassing
the entire nation. It was the populists
who first pointed out and bewailed the
growing mortgage indebtedness shown
by the Inst census. Hutro has this evil of
homelessuess down as pat as Senator
tetter as is shown by this short extract:
'One of England s early statutes classi
fied the man without a home as more
dangerous than the asp, dragon, lynx or
basilisk. A tramp was a possible public
enemy. The modern thing, the lounger,
was then unknown; that ancient thing,
the vagrant, was alone understood. A
suspicious appearance, that indescribable
something which all understand and
none can define, was sufficient reason
'that society should take a man by the
collar and usk where no you live: How
do you get your living? and if he could
not answer, harsh penalties awaited
How does this suit the old time rabid
populist for a description of poverty:.
"I saw a little boy, about so high, his
father was dead and poor people had
taken him in through charity, but they
had not bread for themselves. The child
was -always huugry.it was winter time,
but though he was' always hungry he
did not cry. He was seen to go close to
the stove, whose pipe was covered with
yellow earth. The boy detached with
his fingers a piece of this earth and ate
it, his breath was hoarse, his face- livid,
his legs soft, and his stomach swollen.
He said nothing, and when spoken to
made no answer. He is dead, and was
brought to die at the Necker hospice,
where I saw him, for I was a student
there. The poor brat I can remember
perfectly: I fancy I see him now, and
when he lay on the dissecting table, his
bones stood out under his skin like the
tombs under the grass of the cemetery.
We found a sort ot mud in his stomach
and ashes between his teeth. Come, let
us examine our conscience and take the
advice of our heart; statistics prove thnt
the mortality among deserted children
is fifty-five per cent.
AH drottists sell Dr. Miles' Nerve Plaster
You who have daughters and sisters
listen. It is terrible when girls have no
bread, for a man begs, a woman sells.
Oh, those charming, graceful, and gentle
creatures with flowers in their caps, who
fill the house with chastity, who siug,
who prattle, who are like a iiviug per
fume, who prove the existence of angels
iu heaven by the purity of virgins on
earth. Think of poverty from which you
cannot save them. There is a human
flesh-market, and you cannot prevent
them entering it. Think of the street,
think of the pavement coverad with
strollers, think of the shops before which
women in low-necked dresses come and
go in the mud. Those women, too, sere
pure. Think of your sisters, you who
have any; misery, prostitution, the po
lice. This is what these delicate maidens,
these fragile marvels of chastity, mod
esty and beauty, fresher than the lilies in
May, will fall too."
How wonld the following extract do for
the preparation of a populist speech:
"Yes citizens, equality, liberty and,
light. Everything comes from light and
everything returns to it. The 19th cen
tury is great, but the 20th century will
be happy. Then there will be nothing
left resembling ancient history, there will
be no cause to fear, as at the present
day, a conquest, an invasion, usurpa
tion, and armed rivalry of nations, an
interruption of civilization depending on
a marriage of kings, a birth in herdi
tary tyrannies, and division of people
by Congress, a dismemberment by the
colapse of dynasties, a combat of two
religious, clashing like two goats of dark
ness, on the bridge of infantry; there will
be no cause longer to fear, famine, exaus
tion, prostitution through destiny,
misery through stoppage of work, and
the scaffold, and the sword, and battles
and all the brigandage of accideut in the
forest of events; we might almost say
there will be no events, we shall be happy;
the human race will accomplish its law
as the terrestrial globe does its law; har
mony will be restored between the soul
and the planet, and the soul will gravi
tate rouud the truth as the plauet does
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5 cans Sugar Corn for - - - . 25
Battle Ax Tobacco, per lb., - . .20
Even change, 20 cents.
30 lbs. Dried Apples for - - . $1.00
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