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March hg, 1896.
THE NEtfKAbKA INUnriirtuiirt 1.
Corporations and Their Tools Deter
mined to Ruin the State.
STAND UP FOR NEBRASKA!
The Men Who Do and the Men Who
Don't Pointed Out.
Making Every Dollar Invested Went of the
The following rather interesting letter
was sent to this office for publication.
As the readers of the Hub will likely
never see it, it is printed in the Indepen
dent: Editor Bhown, of the Kearney Hub:
I am indebted to some one, for a copy of
your issue January 31, in which is out
lined the plan of the Nebraska club. You
head it "stand up for Nebraska."
The club has for its president, our hon
ored governor. I may be mistaken in
what the club purposes to do, in which
case I trust Mr. O. C. Holmes, or some
other of the gentlemen, will set me right
It is evident that Nebraska needs more
of her citizens to stand up for her. I ask
space to respectfully suggest how it may
be done. 1
As a citizen of Kearney, interested in
its business prosperity, let me cite a case
Some few years ago, one of our citizens
started a packing bouse. VV nen ready to
ship his product, he tried to get freight
rates but failed to get them. After a
hard struggle, and in his ignorant inno
cence, thinking their delaying promises
real; and in the meantime borrowing
money of three-ball bankers, to hold his
stuff while negotiating for rates, he went
crazy and died in Lincoln. Packing
house ambition with us died with him.
Not a man of influence stood up for
Nebraska by standing np for Mr. Heck.
Other enterprises were born and choked
out in like manner. But letmeget down
to date. An old gentleman and his sons
came among us, built a business block
and began in the wholesale grocery trade.
He and bis son built nice homes that are
a credit to any city. They are quiet,
hard workinglaw-abidingcitizens. They
brought money, industry, and integrity
from Illinois, and stood up for Nebraska,
as I suppose the Nebraska Club wish peo
ple to do.
Kearney had the Nebraska district
freight tariff. I found that Hastings had
a jobbers tariff 40 per cent less than that
tariff. I brought complaint against the
state board asking like rates, and their
masters, the railroads, fixed the matters
up by raising Hasting's rate 20 per cent
and lowering ours 20 per cent. While
this was Unjust to Hasting's, that en
abled our grocery jobber to do some
business. On the 1 st. of January this
year, our jobbers tariff was taken away
by that pauper railroad, that has crawled
under the cover of the Federal Court for
the purpoRe of avoiding debts.
If a distributing tariff is not restored
to Kearney, and at once, it will compel
.our jobber in groceries to leave our state
and lose this investment. It will also
bar future investments of like nature.
These are cold facte, Mr. Brown, and I
ask you and your brother editors of the
towns in the interiorof ourstate to place
them before their readers.
A busted road, managed by irrespon
sible puppets, under the wing of the fed
eral court; and its colleague the B. & M.
aided by our venal state board of trans
portation, put in rates that kill the bus
iness man in the interior of the state.
Mr. Coddington is no more to me than
any neighbor whom I see trying to build
up our interests, and he does not know
that I write this. Your Nebraska club
article talks of "back firing" and refut
ing slanders" on Nebraska. If a reason
ably distributing tariff is not restored to
Kearney, and Hastings, and such towns
in the interior of our state, the truth
tpld by blasted business enterprise out
side of the railroad favored towns of
Omaha and Lincoln, oniiht to and will
damn the state, and be a sign board of
danger to our brothers in the east.
If the freight managers in Nebraska are
permitted to put in and remove distrib
uting rates at their own sweet wills any
one acts the part of a Bunko steerer
who advises any man to invest a dollar
one mile west of the Missouri River. If
the gentlemen of the Nebraska club are
organizing to beat tom-toms to swarm
bees from eastern states, that they may
be hived as Mr. Coddington and other
dealers have been, and their honey taken,
I advise our honored governor to resign
the blushing honors they cast upon him
as their president.
a( Mutt t
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i Potatoes 600 to 1,100 bu. per acre.
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DESTROYING NEBH ASKA
I ,n y a s
The mnn who stands tin for NVbrnsk
will stand up for his neighbor. We are
told, that those who pny their freight,
and railroad Tarn, fire tearing down the
roads because asking for equity, and
that those who travel on pbhsw, and
pay no freight are building up the roads
Hut do they tell the truth? That i the
way we have stood up for Nebraska.
it the right way7 If a corporate thief,can
steal a hundred millions as the I'. 1'. did
and then get under the Federal Court
and Hf if 1 do business with its same old
gang in order to murder those it has
robbed, we want to know it. I aDpeal
from our Lords and Masters, the tariff
managers, to our Governor and nis
people. A. J. Gdstin.
Chicago, March 4. 1896.
Governor Holcomb, Hon. Sir: This is
a copy of letter mailed today. Y ill you
kindly haveit copied in the Independent
and such papers as will place it before
the people. Jf the head needs nonrishiug
(Omaha and Lincoln) so do the feet
and legs (Kearney, Hastings Broken
The fact is the U. L . and U. & M. pro
pose to kill (financially) those who testi
fied before the luter-btate commission.
I invite you to the funeral, and hope to
see you in congress.
A. J. Gubtin.
IT 13 A MELANCHOLY FA0T-
Fools Can Vote and That has Kept
the Republicans in Power.
Falls City, Neb., March G, 1896
Editor Independent: I see in the ar
ticle headed "Peffer on Live Topics" in
your last issue that Senator Peffer says:
"If the silver republicans and democrats
openly leave and join the silver confer
ence at St Louis in July, a new party
will be organized under a new name, ac
ceptable to all, composed of all elements
of the opposition, and including the peo
Now if it will facilitate a union of all
the elements opposed to plutocracy, by
which union alone we can hope to" main
tain free government in this country, I
am perfectly willing to take on a new
name, and if a new name is to be sought
in order to harmonize all the elements,
what better name could we organize un
der than the name 'Union Party". It
would possess a great many advantages
over any other name we could take.
1st. It would mean a union of all the
2d. It is short,to the point and cannot
3d, And last, but by no means least, it
would mean the preservation of this
union for the benefit and blessinir of un
born generations, and it would be a
name sacred to every old soldier in the
laud, a watchword and rallying cry that
would unite us as no other name could.
Then if we are to have a new name, let
us call ourselves the "Union Party,"
pure and single with no tail to it.
The old "Union Labor" party made a
mistake when they tacked on the tail, it
gave it the appearance of a one-idea
The name "Teoples Independent
party" is too long, and we recognise
this fact ourselves when we, for brevity.
call ourselves Populists, a name that
admits of a vulgar, repulsive sounding
abbreviation that drives away ten fools,
while we are winning, by facts and logic,
one sensible man to our ranks.
Understand me, I am willing to fight
under any banner and name so long as
our platform enunciates the right kind
of doctrine, but there is no use taking on
a name that repels while our argument
It may be asked "What is there in a
name anyhow?" Well some times there is
a great deal, and just now in our cities.
it is difficult to find a youth who rejoices
in the name of "Pop." Is it because our
principles are bad? I think not for tak
en in detail, nine of every ten will ap
prove our doctrine. Is it because the
men whom we have elected to office have
conducted themselves in such a manner
as to render the name obnoxious?
Surely not. Then there must be more
in a name than some people imagine.
I know the word ''populist" traced
back to its original root means one who
believes in the great common people,
but how many stop to think of this?
The repulsive sounding pseudonym
"pop" is more than the average fine
haired fool can stand, and he stampedes
into the plutocratic camp without being
able to explain what scared him.
Now as these fools can vote as hard as
the man of seuse the party that catches
them wins and that is why the republi
cans have been in power so long.
So while we are about it, if we shall
find it necessary to take on a new name
in order to unite the field of reformers
against the common enemy, what other
name could better 'serve the purpose
than that proud old name immortalized
by the blood of a million brave men and
the expenditure of countless millions of
"In 'Union' there is strength." Then
give us the strength and the name that
means it, and if the two old frauds nom
inate gold bugs or straddle bugs as they
are likely to do, you might dam the
Mississippi and turn its waters up stream,
but no power on earth could resist the
onward inarch of the "Uuion" to the
Yonrn for victory,
' George A. Abbott.
If our American liberties are finally
lost it will be the fault of those who han
dle the ballot and are such party worship
ers that they will vote for their own en
slavement rather than break the party
ties. Ellisville, (Ga.) Patriot.
He lias no Peer.
It behooves the populist party of Ne
braska to see that the name of Senator
Allen is presented at the national con
vention to be held at St. Louis as their
candidate for president. Allen has no
peer in the populist ranks aad will com
mand the hearty support of the white
metal force, irrespective of party feality.
Allen is the man. He has been found
firm, unswerving and invincible. Free
Populists may well take courage.
Leading statesmen were never so out
spoken against the gold standard; and
at the same time the old party machines
were never before bo determined to en
dorse the gold standard. This must
bring the peoples party numerous and
powerful recruits, or an immense amount
of crow must be eaten by the other fel
lows. Progressive Farmer.
A blanket that will cover one and cannot cover more.
In pieces may be rent, but it will never cover four,
Beneath it England laughs with joy and warmth and ease,
While all the world may pull and rend, and then will freeze.
A GEHTJINE NEBRASKA POP
He Proves His Faith by His Works-
Fremont, Neb., March 12, 1890.
Editor Independent: The supple
ment came duly to hand with my paper
of February 27, and I am not going to
throw it in the waste basket nor' in the
fire, but make the beet oossible use of it.
I can't say yet what good I can do, but
am going to do what lean. I know I
can do a little good, and if every popu
list in the state and nation would do as
much, we wouMd more than double and
threble the circulation of the Independ
ent. I believe any paper like the Inde
pendent sent out would catch a vote.
I am a stranger in this county, having
come here from Clarks (the home of
Hon. W. F. Porter) and I find many uld
voters on the run. I am going to do my
level best to run some of them into the
populist camp. It is our chance now
that the old party lines are breaking up
and are in disorder, to make a charge
and gather in the sheaves. Sow the
seed in the morning and in the evening,
withhold not thy hand, for you know
not which may prosper, is thecommand,
and if the seed is sown in good ground
who knows but it may bring forth an
hundred fold. I am going to send vou a
few names now to send sample copies to,
and hope soon to send you a list of names
to send the Independent to;
B. N. Cleaveland.
A PATRIOT AND STATESMAN.
What a Fraternal Society Thinks of
Whereas: We the members of the
Eureka Spring Council of the United
American Constitutional Brotherhood
having heard it for someHime in the
past and carefully watched the actions
and votes of the Hon. Win. V. Allen, a
representative in the United States Sen
ate from the state of Nebraska upon
questions which are of great interest to
the American people. We heard of him
standing for many hours by day arid by
night speaking for the right of the poo
pie and against infamous measures. We
ear of turn continually demanding re
lief for all the people. We hear of him
demanding and voting for just what the
people want, free coinage of silver. We
hear of him as a liberty-loving patriot
favoring Independence for Cubans who
are today, just as the fathers of our
country were, fighting to be free and in
dependent, to be free from taxes im
posed on them without their consent, to
be freed from a monarchial government
which transports their best citizens be
yond seas away from country, home and
loved ones and that without a trial bv a
ury and from an aggressive countrv
that pliinders the patriots, bums their
towns and destroys the lives of the peo
ple, a people ngnimg to De iree lrom the
only government on earth where it is
opular to tear down the stars and
tripes and trample them under foot.
While braver Cleveland the present
occupant of the White House refuses to
listen to the appeal of an oppressed peo
ple, he, as in days of yore when his own
country called him, sulked in the rear
and sent a substitute to the danger line,
and now while Cuban patriots ask to be
recognized, contrary to the wish of the
American people, turns his back to them
like a tyrant without mercy and refuses
even to pity. But we hear of Senator
Allen rising in the halls of congress and
like a towering oak standing among his
fellows appeal for recognition, inde
pendence and liberty for the Isle of Cuba
and all of its people.
We hear of him at all times and all oc
casions on the side of justice and right
for the people and for the downtrodden
Therefore, be it
Resolved: by this council that we
heartily approve of the actions of the
senator from Nebraska, Wm. V. Allen.
Th,at we look upon him as a genuine
liberty-loving American citizen, a pa
triot and a statesman who is fit and
worthy to be a leader of his people, and
we most earnestly recommend him to
the people's party for their national
standard bearer in 1896 as their nomi
nee for president, believing that with
such a leader, victory will be ours in No
Jones S. Raclins, W. S. Bradley
Sec. . Pres.
A I'opnlints Duty.
No populist is doing his whole duty
unless he affords his old party neighbors
an opportunity to post up and obtain
correct information on the great finance
problem. Dou't hide your intelligence
under a selfish seclusion scatter reform
books and papers, meet your neighbors
and talk with them. Industrial Leader.
Delinquent subscribers must pay up.at
east in part.
A BOVERIGN TO HIS SERVANT.
Some Very Pungent, Stinging Talk by
Gordon Clark is after Cleveland in an
article which he heads, A Letter from a
Sovereign to his Servant." Those
who have read "Shylock" can imagine
the style. Every word has a sting in it.
In speaking of Cleveland's famous letter
to Gen. A. J. Warner and 100 other
democrats who had asked him not to
commit the party to the gold standard
in Jiis first inaugural address, Mr. Clark
I have designated your reply to them
asyournomiiautterance. Why? Simp
ly because it was written in New York by
Manton Marble, was taken to Greystone
and revised by SamuelJ Tilden, and was
conveyed thence to Albany by Daniel
Maiming. Marble is kuown to fame as
theeditorof the World in 1808, under
Rothschild's agent, August Belmont,
when that paper betrayed Horatio Sey
mour and its own party for holding that
our national debt should be paid in the
money of the contract.
I entertain a most charitable belief in
your profound incapacity, a belief which
sometimes modifies the suspicion that
you have never had any sense of honesty
beyond a sound on the lips. Perhaps
you had no real conception, especially in
1885, of the meat with which such a
butcher of the truth as Manton Marble
stuffs a sausage. But when he made
you state that silver coins in the, treas
ury were worth less to the dollar than
gold coins, he must have had complete
confidence in your mental emptiness or
else in your reckless lack of all varacity.
No silver coin of this country, if a full
legal-tender, was then below the par of
gold, or is so today. In 1872, before
demonetization, the American silver dol
lar was worth a little more than the gold
dollar, because silver was valued in
Europe, under the French ratio of 15
to 1, higher than under our own ratio of
ICtol. In 1893, during your "object
lesson," the panic, a New York bank ad
vertised lor silver dollars at a premium,
because too little basic money could he
obtained to redeem bank-note and bank
discount inflations. In short, Mr. Man
ton Marble prepared for your signature
what the Holy Bible calls a lie.
A Good Opening,
For anyone desiring to start a popu -list
newspaper. Good location, popu
lists in majority. Write this office.
As you would avoid a plague.
A complicated grain harvester is a
plague. Truer words were never
written than those of the late Dr.
Holmes, when he said "The more
wheels there are in a watch or in a
brain, the more trouble they are to
take care of." The simplicity of
McCormick Harvesting Machines
has won for them thousands of
friends. The new Open Elevator is
the simplest of harvesters and is not
subject to the disorders and disar
rangements resulting from the com
plicated construction of so many
so-called grain cutting machines.
There's nothing complicated about
McCormick Mowers, either. They
need oiling occasionally, but they
don't bind, dog-up and "go to
smash,'' after the manner of the or
dinary mower. Same is true of the
McCormick Com Harvester. Its
construction embodies the only cor
rect principle the only principle
that will work in a Corn Harvester.
The new McCormick Light-Running
Open Elevator Harvester and Binder,
the McCormick No. 4 Steel Mower,
and the McCormick Corn Harvester
arc unequalled for capacity, lifc'ht
draft, efficiency of service and long;
life, lluilt, sold and guaranteed by the
McCormick Harvesting- Machine Co.,
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M 0JIESTY IX PKICEM
'Men all over Nebraska
with Clothing for
Better Stvles, Lower
Prices and more liberal
1 oners tor i ay t than
r r e
Our Big CAT-a-loe:
Kits of Cloth and sample ol
1 Wool from which it is
sent FREE on request
.buyers of clothing.te
It is worth Gold Dollars
,and costs nothing ssis
not appear again. If
need Clothing write at once.
104-106 North 1 Oth
OONSUMEEB' PUfiOHASIHG AGENCY
Buy Tour Goods Direct From the Mann
These hard timeg compel many to
economize, and if you want to make
what money you have go as far ar posni-
ble. I believe I can help you. bmce com-
in to Omaha I have had many of my
friends throughout the state write to me
to make purchases for them, which I have
always freely done and such splendid sat
isfaction has resulted that I have conclu
ded to establish a Consumers Purchasing
Agency. Knowing inside prices of whole
salers and manufacturers, and buying in
large quantities, I can undoubtedly buy
goods for you cheaper than you could
buy them yourself and if you are in need
of any kind of merchandise, dry goods,
groceries, clothing, farm implements,
buggy, bicycle, any make, or in fact any.
thing, I am satisfied 1 can save you mon
ey by getting you inside wholesale prices.
IF you will write me, giving lull par
ticulars about whutyou need. I will quote
you prices on anything you want, and
give you my terms which are very reason.
able. This will be mucn cheaper tnan
for you to come to Omaha yourself and
I will be as careful in making a purchase
for you as if I were buying for myself and
I believe I can please any reasonable per
son, ror further information, terms,
samples, prices etc. write me.
Listers, plows, cultivators at wholesale
prices, from $4 to 0, less than you have
to pay at home. Bicycle entirely com
plete, Al & W quick repair or vim tires,
a perfect beauty for 55. Write for
Bicycle circular. Good buggy 55.
Farmers two seated spring wagon good
and strong $52. Mens suits, $4 to $7.50;
boys suits, $1.25 to $3.50; overalls with
or without bib, 45 cents; jumpers, 40
cents; jeans pants, 75 cents to $2; 5 gal.
keg syrup, 9o cents to f 1.45; prune Caro
lina rice, 5 cents per lb.; 2 lb. cans corn,
GO and 75 cents per dozen; all kinds of
dried fruits from 5 to 9 cents per lb.; all
kinds of teas from 19 to 40 cents per lb.;
all kinds of coffee from 22 to 30 cents
per lb.; family mackerel, 10 lb. pails, $1;
mported Holland henng, 1U Jo. pails,
85 cents; round shore herring, 10 lb.
pails, 55 cents; decorated dinner sets,
100 pieces, $6.95 and $8.78.
V. CLEM DEAVER,
Room 9 Granite block Omaha, Neb.
Men whooe advertisements appear Id thi col
on) a are thoroughly reliable, ana on.inww an
imated to them will receive prompt and carelul
CNERNET 4 EAGER, Attorneyt-at-law, 1034
O Street, Lincoln. Neb. Telepnone dwi.
L. STARK, Attorney-at-Lw, Aurora, Ne-
LONG ft MATHEW, Attooneja-at-Law, Loup
DR. p, B. I.QWRY. 117 North 11th Street, Lin
finln.Kebra.ka. rH ARLES A. MUNN, Attornay-ftt-Law. Oro, N-
rvR- J- M. LUCAS, Dentist, Braca Block, Lin
SH AMP IMPLEMENT CO.. Bohanan Block,
Lincoln. Neb. Farm Machinery a specialty.
Machines sbipped to all parts ol the state.
1 T. M. 8WI0ART. Mutual Fire and Cyclona
Insurance, Lincoln, Neb. Agents wanted.
HEN In Lincoln, Populists should stop at the
Llndell Hotel, it IS ropuust oeauquarverm.
Oiii I cflM Attorney-at-Law. Rooms
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Home Seekers' Excursion Via The
Burlington March 10, 1896,
To many southern and southwestern
points. One fare for the round trip plus
$2. For full information apply at B. &
M. depot or city office, corner Tenth and
. W. BoNNEtx, C. P. A T. A.
They embody more points of genuine merit than any other wheels made. No other
machine stands so high in the estimation of cyclists, because Waverleys are built
on honest value lines, and purchasers receive full value for the investment. Bay a .
Waverley and you will never be ashamed of your mount.
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AN ALLPESVADING F0
Left to Banis-
Sir Robert Peel in his great speech
May 6 and 20, 1844, on the British
regulating the issue of1 currency, said:
"There is no contract, public or pri
vate; no engagement, national or indi
vidual, which is unaffected by it. The
enterprises of commerce, the profits ol
trade, the arrangements made in all the
domestic relations of society, the wages
of labor, pecuniary transactions of
the highest amount and of the lowest,
the payment of the national debt, the
provision for the national expenditure,
the command which the coin of the
smallest denomination has over the ne
cessaries of life, are all affected by the
decision to which we may come on that
great question which I am about to sub
mit to the consideration of the commit
tee." Is it wise or safe, I ask, to submit'the
control of the paper currency to private
interests? Is this to become the estab
lished policy of this country? If not,
now is the time to meet the question. I
know we are told that national-bank
notes are abundantly secured. That is
all true, but there is a very great;differ
ence between security of final payment
and such regulation of quantity a will
insure stability of volume, and conse
quently stability in the value of the
whole currency. Notes might be issued
on the whole$ 1,200,000,000 of bonds,
and the final payment of the! notes
would be amply secured; but is it not ap
parent enough that the value of the'
whole volume would be depreciated by
such an issue? If you would allow na
tional banks now, as during the war, to
have bonds at par, does anybody doubt
that they would put out currencyby the
hundreds of millions? There would be
no suspension of issue until the inflation
ended in collapse. Gen. A. J. Warner in
House of Representatives, January 15,
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The upper or smaller piece represents a
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