The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, March 19, 1896, Page 5, Image 5
March hg, 1896. THE NEtfKAbKA INUnriirtuiirt 1. i. Jfl VI 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 Missouri Valueless. 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 in point. 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. ARLIEST POTATO IN THE WORLD FOR 5 111 s a( Mutt t DO YOU KNOW . . . That the finest vegetables in the world are grown from Salzer'a seeds? Why? Be cause they are Northern-Brown, bred to earliness, and sprout quickly, grow rapidly and produce enormously I 35 Packages Earliest Vegetable Seeds, $ 1 . POTATOES IN 28 DAYS! . Just think of that! You can have them by plant ing Sailer's seed. Try it this yearl LOOK AT THESE YIELDS IN IOWA. 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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 Uow etc.) 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 ples' party." 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 elements. 2d. It is short,to the point and cannot be nick-named. 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 party. 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 invites. 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 money. "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 White House, Yonrn for victory, ' George A. Abbott. Whose Fault? 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 Press. Take Courage. 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 W.V.Allen. 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 and oppressed. 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 vember next. 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. r 4IMI A BOVERIGN TO HIS SERVANT. Some Very Pungent, Stinging Talk by Gorden Olark 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 says: 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. 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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, 1895. THE OFFICIAL BADGE. The abovecut represents without doubt the most popular free coinage badge. The upper or smaller piece represents a gold dollar in color and size, the larger is the color and exact size of a silver dol lar. It is a quick seller. 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