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The Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated,
LINCOLN, NEBR., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1896.
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But the Agriculturalists Oan Become
Masters of the Situation if They
Work in Harmony.,
THE FARMERS OAN FIX THE PRICES
The Bounty Tax Makes Dead Beats In.
atead of Benefiting the Tillers of
We Are Part or the Government it
We Do Wear Overalls.
If the present time is an index to the
future with farmers, I am afraid that
what was formerly considered a noble
r2 ' " " will be looked upon as one of the
What has caused this great change?
Statesmen are in consultation trying to
find the cause of our ailments. All ad
mit that the pulse of the agriculturalist
is very low, and something must be done
to revive our drooping spirits, or many
will be taken away from the calling and
become dependents upon their friends, or
help swell the number asking alms.
Heretofore it has been claimed that
what has kept the blood of the cities to
a healthy point was the infusion from
the agricultural masses. How much
longer can that be kept up, if the de
pressing conditions remain, that are sap
ping our life blood from us at such a
pace? The young and middle aged are
seeking employment otherwise, hoping
to benefit their condition. There is no
encouragement for one to purchase farm
lands. The present price of the produce
raised thereon will not meet the require
ments of a family and pay taxes.
The first employment after creation
was that of the husbandman, and has
been held in high repute till within the
last few years. Combinations have been
formed to place the agriculturalist in po
sition to pay tribute to their demands,
and they have become so exacting they
have demanded after Shylock of old, aye
and been allowed to take their pounds of
flesh so near the heart of the agricultural
masses that the arteries that are neces
sary for our maintainance have been
severed. The Lord created the husband
man first and gave him command over
We farmers have patterned after the
lambs of our flocks and allowed the
wolves to feed upon us. Will we longer
submit to have the chains rivited upon
us, and our posterity by permitting the
hirelings of these combinations to frame
our laws? We should arise in a body and
demand as did Patrick Henry, liberty or
death. Why should farmers allow others
to interpret their needs and accept the
crumbs that they choose to give us? It is
within our province to become masters
of the situation if we would work in
harmony together. We. are passing
through a school at the present time. I
am in hopes it will be the means of our
placing these instructors on the outside,
and the text books they use, and be the
cause of placing others in their stead
that will be devoted to the farmers inter
est. There has been, and are at the present
time, men of sterling integrity, who have
and are now standing, battling for our
rights. But we have not sustained them
in their exertions for our benefit, for the
reason, many of us have been led to false
pods through the cappers of the com
bines. Party affiliation, like religious
associations, are hard to throw aside
end are kept alive by the fanatics that
are alive to their own selfish interest.
One of the greatest duties, we, as farm
ers, as well as those of othercallings have
, neglected, till of late, is allowing the
banker aud money loaners to tell us
what laws should be framed in regard to
the finances of the country.
What would be the result were we as
agriculturists allowed to fix the price on
our products to be sold? One is as feasi
'ble as the other. There was a law passed
by the last legislature which granted a
bounty to the beet sugar manufacture
with the claim of its being a great benefit
to those who raised the beets. You who
are tangled in the coils of the sugar
kings can best give testimony, but with
me it looks as though instead of raising
beets to your advantage, you have helped
raise dead beats to your disadvantage.
It is surprising to me to see
the press of the s$ate advocate
the establishment of sugar nianu
facturies, and at the same time
keep in the back ground the tricks that
have been resorted to, to the injury of
the farmers who-have taken in hand the
raising of beets.
Stop signing any contract till you
have full faith that your interests are
If the farmers would combine -in the
counties that are well settled and de
mand that the money raised by tax for
roads should mostly be expended on the
main thoroughfares instead of being
parcelled out to so many that claim to
have a political pull, it would be of great
benefit to all.
Our soil is well adapted to be placed
by the improved machinery to make the
best of roads. Were our roads not more
than three rods wide it would tend to
lessen the free distribution of weeds and
answer as well as the present width.
All farmers should take pride in keep
ing the roadside Tree from weeds, and en
deavor to seed the same in grasses.
It is the duty of all in the rural dis
tricts to ask to have a free postal de-
y livery. We are as much entitled to the
lame as is our city cousin. We are part
of the government if we do wear over
alls. With a free delivery it would prove
of immense benefit in bringing in quick
communication with the business world,
and lessen the losses that occur by being
made acquainted with the changes that
are made in markets on our products.
It would also be the means of the daily
paper being placed within our reach,
giving us a chance to keep abreast of the
times, and making our surroundings
much more pleasant to all the family. I
am bold to assert that if we had this ad
vantage and could take the daily paper
and peruse it, that we, as individuals,
and collectively as a class, would com
mand others to respect and seek our
counsels more in the matter of govern
ment for all the people:
In this connection, were a postal sav
ings bank established it would be of the
greatest benefit to us, as well as mechan
ics of the towns and cities. Wecertainly
would have more faith in them than
those of private parties.
, Many fathers and mothers by discour
agement and words of discontent hasten
and assist the boys and girls to seek
other occupations that in the end prove
disastrous to the child as well as parent.
Better to induce them to remain on the
farm and study to improve themselves
till they reach the years of discretion. It
would save many an aching heart and
down-spirited parent and child. The
best, truest, and frank society is to be
found in the rural districts.
Society people as a rule, in
large places, is well illustrated by the
turkey on a farm when in a strutting at
titude. Better that the boy should be a
first-class farmer than a second-rate
lawyer. To study nature is better than
to study deception. It is disgusting to
hear of the number of fellow farmers that
are each year trapped by the fakirs. The
state furnishes school books gratuitous
to the children within her borders.
Would that it would present to each
granger a copy of Will (,aral ton's poem
entitled "The Lighining Rod Dispenser."
It is the duty of all farmers to help
maintain the mutual fire insurance com
panies that have started in the state. It
has proved of great money value to the
farmers over the old line companies, who
are today trying and using the most un
scrupulous means to have the mutual
charters revoked. It is the means of
saving large sums of money to those
who have been insured by them. I need
not refer to those companies that have
for years stood the test in other states,
and many in the different comities in
this state. There has been one in exist
ence here in Douglas county for over
twenty-five years, of German origin
and for Germans alone. They are
undermining the old companies at
such a rate, hence the fight to have
their charters revoked. I ask, will you
give coguizance to such schemes when it
is to your detriment?
Would it not be wise and beneficial to
take knowledge and help build up by
purchasing all lines of goods that are
manufactured within the borders of our
state? By sustaining these manufactor
ies, we help foster industries that will
from the start, be of the greatest value
to us in return. I ask of all to carry this
in mind in the future when at the country
store, and if the merchant has not such
lines on bis shelves, demand that he place
We are living in an age of greed, the
brotherhood of man as formerly taught
is nearly asextinct as the buffaloes. If, as
a class, we would let our little difficulties
as neighbors pass, and concentrate and
battle for what are our just rights in the
matter of representation, on all ques
tions that effect our interest as farmers,
we would be better able to command the
repect of all.
The more yon read
The more joa learn.
And be prepared '
To take a tarn
In nil attulrs
That so nearly concern
Your own best wellare.
In closing I wish to call the attention
of all to the fact that the exposition
located by the Trans-Missippi Congress
last fall will prove to be of the
greatest value to all farmers in the state.
It will bring millions of visitors within
the confines of the state. Among those
will be a large representation of thoseen
gaged in our occupation, and many will
come with the intention of purchasing.
It will in the end be the means of in
creasing the value of nil holdings in the
rural districts. There has heretofore
been nothing proposed that will enrich
the state to the extent, or bring in money
for investment equal to it.
There will necessarily have to be alarge
appropriation for state purposes. We
should see to the election of men to the
next legislature, that will help forward
this thing, and in this connection a law
should be passed allowing any county to
make an appropriation through the
commissioners-to assist In making a dis
play of such counties.
If there is any one class to receive a
benefit it will be us. What an object
lesson it will be to ourselves and families,
even the anticipation will cause all the
boys and girls to quicken their race.
The pulse of all want to beat in unison
to help further and advance this to suc
cess. Frank Hirbard.
Tbe Patent Inside Fraud.
It has been intimated that some of the
houses which furnish the patents for
country newspapers have been subsi
dized by the Wall street money sharks
aud occasionally send out to silver pa
pers some of the meanest kind of gold
bug literature. Our readers will have
noticed on the patent side of last week's
Democrat two columns of the veriest rot
and balderdash, advocating the gold
standard. The patent house says it was
a mistake of course it would say so
but did anybody ever see silver editorials
get into a single standard paper by mis-
bike? Every editor of a free silver paper
snouid watch his patents carefully, or
while he sleeps the satanic enemy will
be sowing tares among his wheat. Cen
tral City Democrat.
AN OLD GREENBACKER
He Says the Independent Only Let the
Tail of the Oat Oat of the Bag.
LOW FBIOES MAKE HIGH WAGES
The Republican Census Prove it Beyond
tbe Possibility of a Doubt!
Let Us Keep Prices Down so Wages
Will Always he High!
.Verdon, Neb., Feb, 1 7, 1896.
Editok Independent: Permit me, an
old time greenbacker, a supporter of
Peter Cooper, to congratulate the old
guard that we have finally got a cham
pion of our cause, onethat is courageous,
fearless to direct its fight against the
enemy. This champion is the Nebraska
Independent, under its present editor.
It seems to me it is the duty of every
populist to sustain it in every way pos
sible. You strike the correet key when you
prove that our present depression com
menced before Cleveland's last election.
So long as the populace can be fooled
into the belief that they were prospering
before that, then they reason all we have
to do is to restore McKinleyism and we
will prosper again.
In an article in the Independent of
February 16, under the head "The Cat is
Out of the Bag," you don't half let her
out, or you quote from H. L. Bliss, and
he does not let but little more than the
Here let me digress enough to quote
the adage: "Half of the truth is often the
worst kind of falsehood." The fact ap
pears in the abstract of the eleventh
census that even after deducting tbe
number of firm members from the total
number employed by the factories, and
the wages paid them from the total
amount of wages paid, we will find that
there was a raise in the wage of each op
erative in 1890 over 1880. 1 have got
well of disputing; mothercured meof that
by laying on of bands when I was quite
young, so, with your permission, I will
analyse the results of factory interests as
shown by Robert J. Porter's census re
turns. In 1889 the census reported 2,
732,595 emplovees who received $947,
953,795 wages or $347 each. In 1890
there were reported by thecensus 4,712,
622 operators who received $ 2,283,216,
529 or $485 each and right here all the
McKinley fellows stop, and cry restore
McKinley all will be well. (In the 1890
census the firm members and their
wages are included and are not in those
of 1880.) But for our information
let us see some more of the cat. In 1890
the factories consumed $3,396,823,549
worth of material or one operator used
$1,243 worth of material. In 1890 the
factories used $5,162,044,076 worth of
material or $1,095 for each hand, crin
1S90 we find that one hand and the ma
terial he consumed cost the factory $1,
580 and that iu 1880 the same cost the
factory 1,590, or the factory made $10
more on each hand than they did in 1880
on the 4,712,622 hands. This is a pretty
fair amount to make, but this cat is not
all out yet. In 1880 the factories pro
duced $5,360,579,191 worth of finished
products or $1,025 for such employees.
In 1890 they produced $9,372,437,283
worth of productor $1,988 foreach hand
employed. Here we find a profit of ,$63
for each hand employed or added to the
$10 made on wages and material, makes
$73 for each of 4,712,622, We therefore
find that they made a total of about
$350,000,000 over what they paid the
operative in 1890 and what they paid
in 1880. They made it on the less price
they paid for the material they used and
$10 besides. Yet they were not satisfied
and added $63 for each one to the fin
ished product which went down into
their own pockets. Does any one want
farther proof of this proposition regard
ing the decline of commodities let them
look at the ones who furnish' it i. e. the
agricultural classes largely (not wholly)
and we find a decline in the outline of
farm products of 4.80 per capita in 1890
over 1880, with 62,500,000 inhabitants.
This amounts to a loss of $300,000,000.
Comment is not necessary. The way
faring man though a fool need not err
therein. Hoping the Independent suc
cess in its fight for the uniting of all the
reform elements into one grand reform
party, which I believe is the plat form laid
down nearly 1,900 years ago and which
reads: The laborer is worthy of his hire.
I remain very truly yours,
Populists should support populist
papers by subscribing for them and
nftprwntvta i"uitrnni7incr t.hnsn mun who
advertise in populiBt papers. Remember
' The Surest Way.
The best way to protect Nebraska from
the old ring of republican thieves is to
re-elect Governor llolcomb. That is the
surest way to "stand up for the state"
and preserve its credit. Blair Republi
An Ass or a Scoundrel.
Hall, (deni.), of Missouri, representa
tive of a silver district and a silver state,
elected as a silver man, has betrayed his
constituency. If he has not gold for it
he is an ass; if he has gold for it he is a
scoundrel, lime will determine. I'una
delphia. Penn., New Age.
se persons who advertise
In this paper
It Expresses the Thoughts of tha Un
Hastings Feb. 22, 1896.,
Editor Independent: The speech of
Senator Tillman in the United States
senate recently was the speech of a fear
less, unconventional American citizen.
It was the speech of a yeoman, a class
that is as rapidly disappearing in this
country today as it disappeared in Eng
land after the adoption of the gold
standard in 1816, and for similar reas
ons. He told the senate his speeches
had been made on the hustings, to the
plain people, in plain spoken English
This warned the senate that it need not
expect to listen to the refined and pol
ished oratory of the schools not even
that of the jingo schools.
He also told the senate that he was the
only member of that body whose voca
tion is that of farmer, pure and simple,
with no collateral occupation. If that
is a fact then, viewing it from an indus
trial class standpoint, 45 per cent, or
thirty-one and one-half millions of the
seventy million people in the United
States, have one representative of their
class in the United States senate! Forty
five per cent of the people live on farms
get their living by farming. They have
one-ninetieth of the representation. The
remaining part of tbe population, 55
per cent, have 89 per cent of the sena
And now tbe laboring class, pure and
simple, who, if they own even a roof, do
not own land and capital to the extent
that they can employ themselves as in
dependent laborers the proletariat
who must sell their labor power for a
wage if they live the men who dig the
canals, grade the railroads, tunnel the
mountains, fell tbe forests, rear the proud
cities, dig in the mines, sail the ocean,
work for small salaries who is the rep
resentative of this class in the senate?
Echo answers "who?"
Put the farming and laboring classes
together and 63,000,000 people of the
70,000,000 have a fraction over 1 per
cent of the senatorial representation!
Seven million have over 88 per cent of
Was it the vision of this unrepresented
multitude that inspired Senator Tillman
with courage to tell simply the truth in
Saxon English to the representatives of
six or seven million people?. Was the
presence of this vast multitude the reas
on he was not overawed by the "august
presence" of a handful of the attorneys
of plutocrats. Was this the reason he
had the courage to describe tbe evolu
tions of the "besotted tyrant" in the
white house and the Judas from Ken
tucky? Possibly. .
The capitalistic press over the country
condemns tbe speech as vulgar and un
parliamentary. It thereby reflects the
spirit which prevails at the national cap
ital. Yet the great mass of tbe plain peo
ple of thetwo industrial classes refered to,
who suffer most from class and selfish
legislation, irrespectiveol political parties
feel that Tillman told the truth.
The senate of the United States repre
sents the rights of property of a class as
against the rights of persons in the mass.
Senator Til man was the medium, perhaps
unconsciously so, through whom the un
represented masses of the people uttered
t-.eir gnevence and their warning. It
was sneeringly insinuated in one of the
great papers that the "pooah wite trash"
of the south were represented by the
South Carolina senator. It may be so.
If so, it is equally true , that the spirit of
the speech expresses the honest senti
ments of the "mudsills" and the yeo
manry of the west and the south.
If these classes, the farming and labor
ing classes, and even the middle, well-to-do,
trading class have got half sense
they'll "get together" at the next election
and initiate the biginning of a recogni
tion of the existence and rights of these
The New York World gave a fine pre
sentation of Tillman's speech and at the
same time seemed to criticise the "tone,
temper and manner," of it. It then pub
lished comments of the press on the coun
try on the speech, und finally in ashort
editorial acknowledged the validity of the
ground aud justification of the speech.
W. A. J.
An Electric Cycle Lamp.
The electric cycle lamp is of two candle
power and an ingenious reflector throws
a remarkably powerful beam to a con
siderable distance ahead. An alternat
ing current is supplied by a tiny mag
neto-electric machine, which is driven by
a friction wheel in contact with one of
the bicycle tires. The slightest rotation
of the bicycle causes the lamp to glow.
They Weep for Poor Thurston.
Senator Thurston made another refer
ence in the senate yesterday to the sor-
sowful fact that the civil war left him
fatherless. John Sherman was seen to
reach for a large cambric handkerchief,
while David Bennett Hill hastily left the
chamber to hide the convulsive sobs that
shook his stalwart frame. Thurston has
now spoken twice since being sworn in,
and both times he has related thisfamily
bereavement. Springfield, (III.), Republi
The Populist Slogan.
If the "free silver" fellows mean busi,
ness let them fall into line and let the
slogan be Allen and financial reform.
Why la It Thus?
We notice that corn at Pierce, is selling
at ten cents a bushel, while in Chicago
it is worth from twenty-seven to thirty
one cents. That is, it brings a little
more than one-third of its price at Pierce,
while Chicago is only about 600 miles
distant. Headlight. f j
THAT GREAT WAVE
The Wilson Bill Causing Many Failure!
FAILURES IN0REA8E OVER 1895:
Since January x, 1896, Amount to, 32g
in the United States, and 89
Contraction of Currency the Cause.
Many of the old party leaders have been
making statements that the $100,000,
000 bond sale would boom the country
and pusb) on that great wave of pros
perity. Chauncy M. Depew stated that adding
a $100,000,000 more to our debt would
act like an elixir of life upon the nation
and things would boom from the 9th day
of February, 1896. Our vascillating
John M. Thurston said that the new
loan would start things a booming. The
great ex-Secretary Foster said it made
everybody cheerful. The people well un
derstand that these statements and con
clusions are absolutely false. To better
illustrate and show that all such state
ments are false we give below DuniCo.'s
report for two weeks under date of Feb
R. G. Dun & Co. say in their weekly re
view of trade:
Failures for the first week of February
were $4,079,680, against $2,909,890
last year. Manufacturing were $2,372,
253, against $729,348 Isst year and
$1,594,072 in 1894, and trading were
$1,626,427, against $1,984,894 last
year, and $2,485,585 in 1894. Failures
for the week have been 321 in the United
States, against 270 last year, aud 67 in
Canada, against 51 last year.
This report shows an increase of fifty
one more failures for last week than for
the same week one year ago, and further
it shows that the amounts are getting
larger. The increase during the week
that this report covers is $1,169,790.
Tbe week following shows a much
greater increase in the amount of money
involved while the number of failures
were not as large. We quota again Dun's
report dated February 22.
It. Q. Dun & Co., in their weekly review
01 trade say:
Liabilities in failures during the first
two weeks of February were $7,680,393
against $5,550,986 last year. Manufac
turing liabilities were $3, 1 63,986, against
$1,592,318 last year, while trading were
$3,842,053, agaiust $3,353,019 last
year, failures lor the week nave been
280 in the United States against 302
last year, and 66 in Canada against 36
Tbe number of failures being twenty-
two less than for the same week last year,
while in Canada the increase was 30 or
nearly 85 per cent of an increase. Surely
the Wilson tariff bill must be playing sad
havoc with the business prosperity of
Canada. The failures for the first seven
weeks of this year in the United States
were 2.570, and Canada 461. The in
crease in failures for the seven weeks of
this year over the same weeks last year
has been 228 in this country and 89 in
While the number of failures set forth
in the report are twenty-two less than
for the same week last year the amount
of liabilities run up to $2,119,407 more
than last year, an increase of more than
40 per cent.
If the failures should continue at tbe
same ratio for the remaining forty-five
weeks of the year it will make a total of
19,120 for 1896 as against 13.197 for
1895. The people of this state have
been told by the old party press, espec
ially by the boodling gold bug Mate
Journal, that the Wilson bill was to
blame for all our ills. Will the Journal
please explain why the failures in Canada
should increase 89 in the first seven weeks
of this year over the same weeks of 1895.
This shows about 25 per cent of an in
crease, so far this over last year in Can
ada, and in this country about 10 per
cent of an increase. The State Journal
will tell you that the Wilson tariff bill
was drawn in the interest of Canada. If
that is the case then why such a great
increase of bankruptcy in that country.
Tbe facta are that the gold bug pluto
cratic press has reached about the end of
their string, telling this lie. This great
wave of bankruptcy that is sweeping
over this country and all other gold
standard countries can only be stopped
by a large increase in the primary money
of the world.
Stand Up for Nebraska.
Some of the railroad attorneys in
Omaha are advocating a "stand up for
Nebraska." We are in favor of standing
up for Nebraska and will raise both
hands for an honest and unselfish move
ment. This is our home and all we
possess is here, but the way to stand up
for Nebraska is to have the railroads
lower the freight rates to a price that
farmers may receive renumeration, or
something near it, for the labor of them
selves and families. Without this, the
cry of stand np for Nebraska is a mere
tinkling sound and possesses no meaning
and can have no vitality.
They Always Hang Fire.
It took congress only a few hours to
pass a bill through both branches of con
gress, to prohibit prize ring fighting in
territories. When it comes to monkey
ing with small matters, that do not con
cern the welfare of the people, our repre
sentatives unite in a hurry, but that
which would benefit the country hangs
fire and never reaches a conclusion.
The Republican Patty Can't Reform
Even When It tries
If there was any need of a demonstra
tion that the republican party waa whol
ly unable to reform, that it was totally
and irredeemably depraved, such a de
monstration was furnished iu Lincoln
last Saturday night. Tbe leaders for
sometime have been sniffing danger.
Mayor uraham, bis reservation and bis
gambling houses have been discerned to
be too big a load to carry. Their only
l, 4.i.t a .1 : j :
UUpy IU lUDllljr BU liUV Baling OIOVUUU H
to matte a show of reforming something.
So they resolved to reform the mode of
nominating candidates for office and
called a meeting at Funk's Opera house.
W ben tbe meetinir was called to order
the chairman announced that there would
be a full, fair and through discussion
concerning changing the mode of nom
inating candidates whether ft should be
In a convention or by direct vote at the
A motion was made that tbe chair ap
point a committee of seven to whom all
reading. The chnirman put the motion v
without waiting for a second, and de
clared it carried, whereupon, our distin
guished colored follow citizen, Mr. Bud
Lindsay, arose and protested. He was
declared out of order by the chairman
and ordered abou t 400 ti mes to sit do wn.
That is tbe idea of a full and fair discus
sion which the average republican party
1 J t 1. L . t A if
wilder uus wuen ne gets into convention.
The prospects of reform in such a party
is about as good as that the goldites
will repent and go to heaven.
How we Die.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 25, 1896.
Editor Independent: The Buzzards,
Jim Crows and Yaller Doits of the State
Journal, who are always hoping for some
thing to die, so that they can get some
picking, have pronounced the populist
party dead, times without number. The
following evidences of present and future
life are submitted for their considera
In 1890 Powers 70,187 out of a total
vote for governor of 214,074 populist
percentage of total nearly 33.
In 1892 Van Wyck 68,617-out of a
total vote for governor 197,293 popu
list percentage of total vote nearly 35.
In 1893 llolcomb 65,666 total vote
for supreme judge 181,600 populist per
centage of total vote about 36.
In 1895 Maxwell 70,566 total votefor
supreme judge 182,916 populist per
centage of total vote, nearly 39.
To be more exact the populist percent
age of the total vote in these years has
been as follows:
1890, 82 percent.
1892, 84 " "
1893,36 1-6. "
1895, 88 3-5" "
A steady and continuous gain.
A Part of tub Carcass.
A GRADUATED DEMAGOGUE
Thurston Sees That tbe Colored Vote
Is Getting Shaky.
Thurston has graduated as the cham
pion demagogue of the age. The latter
has introduced a bill to pension all tbe
middle aged darkies, and tbe gray-headed
old coons are to get $500. This is in
lieu of the forty acres and a mule prom
ised them thirty years ago. If our sena
tor thought such a fool bill would pass
he never would have introduced it, but
the colored vote is getting shaky and
something must be done to bring them
back to their first love. It is cheaper to
retain the colored vote with promises
than to give them offices, and as they
constitute the republican party of the
south, and hold the balance of power in
some of the northern states, something
must be done to hold them fast in their
allegiance. John's bill will keep them
solid for one more election. Every white
man in the land knows that the thing is
all humbug, but the ignorant colored
people can again be deluded thereby
Central City Democrat.
The farmers of Nebraska have wanted
free silver and better prices, but the cities
have joined with tbe bankers, the capi.
talists and the plutocrats to establish
the gold standard. Nebraska will be re
deemed from calamity when tbe farmers
are redeemed from high freight rates and
low prices, and not until then. The way
to stand up for Nebraska is to stand up
for the farmers. Nebraska is au agricul
tural state or nothing, Upon this in
dustry our prosperity is based. Until
the farmers of Nebraska are lifted out of
bankruptcy there can be no prosperity
for Omaha. Boone Co. Outlook.
It Seems Pretty Easy.
Many of you have heard how lovely
John M. Thurston would talk on bi
metallism before he was elected senator
and how anxious the papers were to tell
the dear people that he was in favor o'
both gold and silver. Now he is in con
gress and how does he vote and talk?
He votes with the goldbug9, but would
favor a few quarters and silver dimes
coined for change. Do you not see how
easy it is for some of these sleek ducks to
fool the People? Polk Co. Independent.
Will Oo On a Jump. ;
Senator Tillman writes a friend in '
South Carolina that the democrats roust
send a 16 to 1 free silver delegation to
the national democratic convention and
if that convention does'f swallow 16 tol
then Soufh Carolina will go on a jump
where a o 1 platform ci had.
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