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March 26, 1896.
55 Nebraska 3nucpcnbcnt
InrkpEijdeijt Publtehirjg Go.
At 1120 M Strwt,
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Addreu all communication! to, and malt all
drafts, money order, etc., payable to
Lihoolk, Nl.
State Committee Meeting;.
The itate central committee ot the people'
party la hereby called to meet at the Boetwick
Hotel. Hasting, on Friday, April 17, at J p. m..
lor the pnrpofte of making necessary arrange-
menU for the election ot delegate to tne national
convention, mi for the transaction ol such
' other business a may properly come before the
committee, No proxle will be admitted unless
n writing and nnleee those by whom they are
presented are actual resident of the respective
counties which they seek to represent.
J, A. DaKRTO, Chairman.
Fbink D. Eaobb, Secretary.
The bankers are great producers of
bankruptcy. .
This time the old parties have got to
shoot or give up the gun.
The meanest and most wicked platform
that can be made is a straddle platform.
The record of a party is a better cri
terion to judge by than its platform.
The Independent proposes that we
fight plutocracy this year and not each
other. '
The Missouri World, always a bright
newsy paper, looks brighter than ever
this week in its now dress.
McKinley for president means John
Sherman for secretary of the treasury
and nothing else.
The mutual insurance department will
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be found on page seven tnis ween. it.
contains a very interesting article.
Ifthe plutocrats were forced tolive one
year on honesty there would be an awful
lot of skeletons in the country within
twelve months.
' Look at our advertisements and order
goods and save money. These are re
liable men. The swindlers don't adver
tise with us.
The populist cares no more for "the
parityof the two metals"thanhe does for
the parity of two stones. What he wants
is a parity, of "dollars."
The republicans say they are for silver
and protection. Allen offered them both
in the senate and they wouldn't have
them at all. What is the use of lying
wheu it deceives nobody.
About four hundred populist papers
remarked last week that the fiasco in Ken
tucky proved the wisdom of the populist
demand that United States senators
should be elected by a vote of the people.
The Indepeneent was oneof them.
The republican county convention of Jas
per county, Missouri, has made the only
honest political straddle ever perpetra
ted in this country. It's committee on
platform reported two resolutions, oue
forand one against silver and the con
vention adopted both!
The well established fact that there is
a greater percentage of farmers and
farmers wives in the insane asylums than
of any other class, is said to be accoun
ted for by the want of sleep, Thous
ands of farmers and their wives rise at
four or five o'clock a. m. and do not re
tire until between nine and ten at night
The Independent force is a happy
amily all working peopleeach one do
ing his or her best to get out a good
paper each week and trusting the work
will not only give us our daily bread, but
also do something toward bringing to
the homes of Nebraska happier days.
The next move on the part of the
bankers will be to knock out the post
office money order system. The busi
nees in that department has enormously
increased in the last few months. Peo
pie prefer money orders to bank certifi
cates of deposit, and the bankers have it
in for them.
A few financial facts, by S. S. King, is
a book full of tables, statistics, illustra
tions and hard common sense. Every
man who wants to convince his neigh
bors of the fallacy of overproduction, in
trinsic value and dispose of the thousand
and one sophistries circulating in the
daily press, will here find the authorities
with which to do it. For sale at this
office, price twenty-five cents.
The Red Cloud Nation asks: "Why
can't the populists of Nebraska have a
patent house of their own? Itseems that
the reform papers throughout the state
wonld maintain such an enterprise
easily." There are over 100 populist pa
pers in Nebraska. If fifty of them will or
der a patent inside, the Independent will
furnish them with one that will be of
some use to the populist party and a
credit to the paper using It.
That the readers of the Independent
may understand just how the raid on
the treasury was planned and who plan
ned it, the following account of the mat
ter is printed:
Of course every intelligent man knows
that! Charles Foster , of Ohio, wasa pro-
tega andwas madesecretary of the treas
nr hv John Sherman. He was a man
t! -
of no ability, not enough to attend 1
his own private affairs, and Sherman let
him iro into bankruptcy, as soon as
had no further use for him. This Charles
Foster, secretary of the treasury, under
date of "Washington, D. C October 1U,
1891. wrote to the Republican Club of
Massachusetts (Any one who knew Fos
ter and bis relations to Sherman and
how every act of his was simply the act
of John Sherman, can easily understand
bow the planning of the raid was wholly
the work of the man who surreptitiously
demonetized silver. The letter was real
ly KWmRti'a and not Foster's). The
closing paragraph ol this letter was as
Treasury note are redeemed In gold when so
presented for redemption at the treasury or any
assistant treasury of the United States.
Very Respectfully,
In pursuance of the conspiracy on Oc
tober 13, the following telegram was
sent to Secretary Foster:
Boston, Mass,. Oct., IS, 1801,
Noticing; In your letter of October 10 to Repub
lican Club, published here this morning, state
ment that'treasury notes are redeemed In gold at
any assistant treasury, I sent a one-thousand.
dollar note to ubtreasury here this morning re
onestlng such redemption In gold. This was re
fused. If your letter correctly states policy ol
the treasury, will you please nend Instruction to
subtreasurer here to redeem note In gold. An
early answer earnestly requested.
Hon. Charles Foter, 82 Summer Street.
Secretary of the treasury, Washington, D. C.
Secretary Foster promptly telegraphed
October 14, 1801.
82 Sumner Street, Boston, Mass:
Assistant Treasurer Kennard has been in
structed to redeem treasury notes In gold.
At the same time Foster also sent a
telegram to the assistant treasurer at
Boston as follows:
October 14, 1891.
Assistant Treasurer,
Why didn't you apply to United State Treas
urer for Instructions when treasury note are
presented for redemption In gold?
The assistant treasurer replied:
Office of Assistant Treasurer United States,
Sir: 1 have respectfully to own to the receipt
ot telegram of Treasurer United States "Re
deem Treasury note In gold. If presented, and a
demand made for such redemption;" also to
your dispatch of even date. "Why didn't you ap
ply to United State Treasurer for Instructions
when treasury note are presented for redemp
tion In gold?" to which I wired the following re
ply: "A no general demand had been made for
the exchange of treasury notes In gold, the oc
casion had not arisen for asking for specific In
structions." Very Respectfully,
M. P. Kennard,
Assistant Treasurer United State.
Hon. Charles Foster,
Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D. C.
It was in pursuance of this conspiracy
that Foster sent his order to the bureau
of engraving to engrave and print a se
ries of bonds and that John Sherman in
troduced his bond bill In the senate be
fore the close of the Harrison adminis
tration. The result of this conspiracy has been
the issue of nearly $300,000,000 of thirty
year four per cent, bonds. The whole
thing was conceived and executed by
the advice and under the direction of
John Sherman. If the republicans elect
the next president he will be secretary of
the treasury. During all the time that
treasury notes and greenbacks had been
n existence up to the time that roster
under Sherman's directions invited this
raid on the treasury, no such thing had
ever been thought of by the bankers,
save once. Dan Manning was then secre
tary. He went down to New York,
called the bankers together and told
them if any more notes were presented,
they would be paid in silver. No more
were presented.' The raid was stopped
It would seem that the condition of the
city of Lincoln was such that the respec
table and intelligentelements.if there are
any ' such elements left in it, should lay
aside their private affairs for a few days
at least, and try to save what little there
there is left of respectability and fortune
to be found within its limits.
Do not any of the men who have in
vested all they had ofyhis world's wealth
here, and have put in a quarter of a cen
tury of hard word besides, ever stop to
ask how it is, that now their hairs are
grey and their faces wrinkled with care
and toil they hardly know whether they
are worth a dollar or not?
It is said by men who have good oppor
tunities of knowing whereof they speak",
that nearly the whole city has changed
or will change owners in the near future.
For a quarter of a century the republi
can party has governed this city. See
the condition in winch they are aoourto
turn it over to their children.
Some may claim, and there are many
grounds to do so, that the state of af
fairs we seo is the result of thieves and
rascals in office, but that is not the chief
reason. The city has been governed upon
wrong economic theories and the condi
tion we are in, is the result of the viola
tion of economic laws. The whole theory
of municipal goverment as it has been
evolved and put in practice by the re
publican party must be abandoned, or
there will never be any prosperitv for the
inhabitants of tfcis city.
The Idea that thecreatiug of enormous
city debts, the giving away of valuable
street and lighting franchises and the
fostering of gambling will bring pros
perity mut be forever abandoned.
The debts must be paid and and inter
est stopped, the franchises must be re
claimed and administered for the benefit
of the inhabitants, and the laws pun
ishing crime and degrading vices must
be enforced before prosperity will return.
In the very nature of men, it is impos
sible that that the republican party,
which has bonded this city almost with
out limit, which has turned over to the
leading managers in the party valuable
franchise which ought to belong to the
whole people of the city, cannot overturn
the whole theory of government upon
which they have run this city and inau
gurate a new system. '
If this is ever done, it must be done by
new men and a new party. ' It must be
done by men whose theories of municipal
government are the very opposite of the
principles of the republican party. The
republican principles have been on
trial here for twenty-flve years. The ap
plication of them has well nigh ruined
the whole population. Now let us try
the other theory of political economy
advocated by the populists, that is: No
going in debt and consequently no inter
est to pay. Public franchises to be ad
ministered for the benefit of the whole
people, expenses always to be within the
An American traveler going to Japan
twenty years ago took 100 American
dollars to a bank. He got in return in
the money of the country 100 yen.
Going there now, be takes to the bank
100 American dollars and the banker
gives him in return 200 yen. Then he
goes to his hotel and finds the prices are
juBt the same as they were twenty years
ago. He goes out on the streets, he pur
chases goods, and finds prices of all
goods are the same as they were twenty
years ago. Under these circumstances
he cannot avoid the conclusion that
American money has doubled its pur
chasing power in twenty years. He can
live twice as long at the hotel, he can
buy twice as much goods with 100 Amer
ican dollars as he could twenty , years
Being a Yankee it does not take him
long to flndoutthatthereis "bigmoney"
in this situation if rightly manipulated.
He says: "Look here! I can take 100
American dollars and get 200 Japanese
yen, take the yen and buy goods and
ship them to America. Here are watches,
I can buy one for two yen, take it to
America and sell it for three dol
lars, and get six yen for three dollars,
then and buy three watches. Jewhilikers!
This is better than a gold mine. I'll buy
a car load of them."
Meantime the Waltham Watch Co.
after a big strike closes down and John
Sherman and Bill McKinley are for sound
money and protection.
The March number of the Arena has
never been excelled by any issue of any
review or magazine in the United States
in profound and scholarly writing. Every
article is pertinent to the day and times.
In the field of the best literature, it is
the most potent champion now fighting
for the perpetuation of free government
and progress and prosperity of the
American people. The ideas of modern
progress seems to have taken possession
of it.and to paraphrase Heine.they mas
ter it and force it into the present tierce
conflict, where, like a trained gladiator it
fights for them month by month.
There are rallying around the Arena,
not only the most profound scholars,
but practical men, who know how to ap
ply the best thought to the every day
affairs of common life.
In the very center of the camp of the
plutocrats, it flashes its glittoring sword
and biddine defiance to greed, to power,
to accumulated wealth, it wages battle
upon them all.
As a sample of the matter published fn
Mm Amnn urn rail Attention to two ex-
cerpts clipped from the March number
rhich will be found elsewhere in this
issue of the Independent:
If the "best" money is the dearest mon
ey let us make it 100 times dearer than
it is now. It can very easily be done.
Just pass a law that the gold dollar shall
be the only legal tender and that it shall
contain 2,580 grains of standard gold
and the thing is done. In the happy
davs that would follow it would take
125,000 bushels of corn or 40,000 bu
shels of wheat to pay a hundred dollars
of taxes or interest. Would we not have
prosperity then? Who would own the
world and all that is in it? It would
take all the wheat or corn or cattle in a
whole county to pay a debt of $10,000.
But that kind of money would be the
' best" money according tov Sherman
McKinley logic.
Last year the senate was short thre
members because the legislatures of the
states of Washington, Wyoming and
Montana failed to elect. This year it is
short one member.on account of the fail
ure of the legislature of Deleware to elect.
The next session it will be short one, be
cause of the failure in Kentucky. The
populist lunatics seem to have had "a
method in their madness" when they de-
manded the election of senators by the
How naturally and automatically law
yers "thiuk in precedents," if one may
use such an expression, was illustrated
in a discussion in a Lincoln economic
club a few days since. The question of
righting wrongs by revolution was under
discussion. Two lawyers of distinction
were present. One favored the idea that
it was only by revolution that great re
forms could ever be brought about.
How did he attempt to prove it? By
citing precedents. He referred to the
Puritan revolution under Cromwell and
the French revolution.
The other lawyer was of the opposite
opinion. How did he sustain his propo
sition? By citing precedents. He told
us how the French revolution ended in
the despotism of Napoleon and the Puri
tan revolution in the despotism of the
kings who followed Cromwell.
The different conclusions reached were
a fair sample of the method. It is not
scientific. If lawyers are to maintain
their prominent positions in the coming
renaissance, they must stop thinking in
precedents. They must search for the
truth and when they find it, hold to it,
whether there is any precedent for so
doing or not. If they must have a pre
cedent let them make a few new ones.
It I claimed by Mr. Taubeneck's friend that
he la trying to coax the silver men into our
parry. Since he asks us to surrender nearly
everything but the name, and the silver men to
surrender nothing, it would seem more like he
was trying to coax us Into the silver part Ar
kansas Kicker,
A paper that will print such an un
truthful paragraph as the above cannot
consistently claim to be a populist paper,
and it must not be surprised if it is de
nounced as an agent of the enemy. When
and where did "Taubeneck ask us to sur
render nearly everything butthenames."
Give the time and place. Who are the
men who heard him say it? Every au
thentic report of what he has said is di
rectly contrary and the Kicker's state
ment, is absolutely false.
The Independent does not endorse
everything in every speech or book it ad
vertises for sale. It could not do that in
any case, unless it might be some of the
standard economic works works in
which every sentence has been gone over
many times with the greatest critical
care before publication. There are grave
economic 'errors in some of Harvey's
writings. They were prepared hurriedly
and for popular reading, but he presents
many fundamental principles so clearly
and pointedly that the minor errors he
makes, by no means destroy their use
fulness. They have done an immense
amount of good and will continue to do
good where ever they are circulated.
The following is the celebrated Ohio
plank, concocted by Sherman and Mc
Kinley and adopted by the Ohio repub
lican convention, of which so much has
been snid. There is no necessity for any
comments on it in a populist paper:
We contend for honest money, for a currency
of gold, silver and paper with which to measure
our exchange, that shall be as sound as the gov
ernment and as untarnished and to that end we
favor bimetallism and demand '.the use of both,
gold and silver as standard money, either in ac
cordance with a ratio to be fixed by an interna.
tional agreement. If that can be obtained, or
under such restrictions and such provisions to
be determined by legislation as will secure the
maintainance ot the parties of the value of the
two metals, so that the purchasing and debt
paying power of the dollar, whether of silver,
gold or paper shall be at all times equal.
Some of the would be all-wise fellows,
who think it is wisdom to never print an
issue in which there is not an attack on
some populist leader, get behind the
blind and say; "point out the isms in
the Omaha platform." It is not the
isms in the Omaha platform that we ob
ject to but the isms that come from the
crazy brains of men who thiuk they know
more and are far more honest that those
we have chosen to lead the fight.
The Pioneer Press says: "that while
the prices of 220 articles taken together,
fell nearly 33 per cent, from 1873 to
1861, wages rose about 10 per cent."
A man who can assert that wages are
higher now than in 1873 stands on the
same pedestal of infamy as Satan him
self, and the man who can believe it, can
believe the moon is made of green cheese.
J. Y. M. Swigart says that ninety per
cent of the remittances on his insurance
business are sent by postoffice order.
The people know that the government
is behind the postofliice. If government
saving banks were established, the peo
ple would do nearly all of their business
through them.
We are going to write a private note
to two or three editors in this state one
of these days and soy: "please send us
the patent inside of your paper only and
save expense, for the press work on the
home side is so bad we cannot read it
and it is of no use."
There is just one way and one set of
men who can defeat the populist candi
dates in the next presidential election.
The men are the free silver democrats,
and the way but we will not tell for
fear they will adopt it.
If there is one kind of property above
another which the courts hold most
sacred, it is railroad property, which is
for the most part made up of watered
stocks and inflated bond issues.
The market value of no commodity on
earth is so susceptible of manipulation
by interested parties as than of gold
Horace Boise.
Some time since a kindly letter was re
ceived criticising some remarks in the
Indepenednt conneruing lawyers. The
other night a bright young lawyer spoke
to the editor on the same subject, and
said he thought that the few lawyers who
had joined the populist party deserved
some consideration, for to do it they
must abandon the most lucrative part
of the business of the profession that in
which corporations were litigants, all o'
which leads the editor to make the fol
lowing remarks:
The great lawyers have been in a large
measure the great men of the world. All
of these men were orignal investigators
and thinkers, but the modern lawyer
has been trained in a school where orig
inality and investigation is wholly aban
doned if not forbidden. Ileisnot trained
to take the basic principles of justice and
ethics as his premises, but to wholly rely
upon precedent.
This relying upon precedent has become
second nature and automatic with him. If
aproposition is presented to his mind, in
stead of looking for some ethical princi
ple upon which to leave his argument, he
looks for a precedent. Of course he can
find precedents on both sides and he
naturally applies those that accord with
his prejudices or interest. The lawyer is
not to blame for that. He bas been
trained to that course from his youth
up, and he knows no other way to arrive
at a conclusion.
This habit prevents all growth. If we
shall do nothing except we have a pre
cedent for it, then there can be no ad
vanceroent for the human race. Yet
this is the cast iron mould within which
a lawyer, with very rare exceptions, al
ways thinks. Very rarely indeed a law
yer or a judge gets out of it. If he does,
it makes a great sensation.
What would happen in a case before
one of our learned judges, if a lawyer
should attempt to submit a list of pre
cedents and the judge should say: "Go
to your precedents. I care nothing for
them. Submit to me evidence or argu
ment that you are right. I am concerned
only in arriving at justice." " Would
there not be a sensation in that court?
The writer of this saw a scene like that
once. It was the case of Standing Bear,
the Indian chief. The lawyers were read
ing precedents to prove that an Indian
could not come into court, could not sue
or be sued, that he was a ward of the
government, and like any other ward, he
could not appear except by hisguardian.
If it depended on "precedent" the law
yers were right, but Judge Dundy said:
"If there is no precedent I will make one.
There is no human being thatGodever
made, however humble and poor he may
be, who may not not come into my
court and have his rights tried there."
There is one decision of Judge Dundy's
that will live. Traveling in Europe a
few years after the writer found that
Judge Dundy's name was familiar to the
common people everywhere on account
of those words. But it was contrary to
all precedents.
In economics, precedents cann ot be
applied. For this reason, no lawyer has
ever been.a great economist, with the ex
ception of Stanley Matthews. , After Mr.
Matthews went to the senate he threw
aside the old habit of the lawyer, ahd
not looking for precedents, went to work
to find the truth. In three or four years
he became a fair economist and is so re
garded by the standard writers of the
Taking all these things into consider
ation, the conclusion is, that lawyers
must first learn to base their conclusions
on truth and not on precedent, before it
will be safe to allow them to make all
the laws of this republic.
Many of the populists in this locality
believe that Mr. George W. Berge is the
most available man that could be selec
ted to make the campaign for congress
from the first district. Mr. Berge is a
young attorney of high standing at the
Lincoln bar, a splendid speaker, and
thoroughly, posted on all the political
issues of the day. He would receive the
support of all those who believe that
only honest and moral men should be
elected to public office. His campaign
would be vigorous and when elected, he
would faithfully and honestly preform
bis duties. The people who help to send
him there would never regret it.
Gov. Holcomb has appointed Judge
Wm. Neville as vice president for Nebras
ka of the Trans-Missippi exposition to
be held at Omaha in 1898. There could
not have been a better selection made,
for Judge Neville isin every way qualified
to fill that important position. His
efforts will not be wholly given to pro
mote the interests of corporations. The
interests of those who made Nebraska
and who stand up for it sixteen hours a
day between 'the plow handles or else
where will also be looked after.
In checking up the accounts of Maxey
Cobb, the republican county treasurer,
of Lancaster county, state examiner
Fodrae finds that there is an apparent
shortage of $3G,688.61. Mr.'.Cobb has
always been considered as one of the
honest county offioials, and it is believed
by many that he will repay the entire
amount. The commissioners have made
ii o demand for the money, but Mr. Cobb
frankly admits that if they did he could
not produce the cash. We wait to con.
demn him until the particulars are
better known.
Delinquent subscribers must pay up,at
east in part.
Vest has had wh ack at G rover's sermon.
He said:
"Our President stood with Dr. Talmage
on one side and the Rev. Sheldon Jack
son on the other and gave us a new
version of that blessed old missionary
hymn which we have heard so often in
our childhood:
From Montana's sinful mountains.
From Utah' wicked plains,
Tbey call us to deliver '
Their land from error' chain.
We are told by high ecclesiastical au-
tuuribjr luui ixm w&ueueuujr una iai7ijr ituu
down his honors at the feet of Jesus. I
m glad to know it. It has been th
general impression of the Democratic
party that the mugwumps and incensa
burners had got all those honors and
intended to keep them."
J. A. Edgerton, the populist chair
man, and writer, has, been honored in
being elected a member of the "Shake-
speare society oi jew ior&. xuib ib mo
most noted Shakespearian club in the
world. There are only 129 members ol
it all told and Mr. Edgerton is the only
one west of the Missouri river, the only
other west of the Mississippi river being
TJ. S. Senator Cushmar, K. Davis of
Minnesota. On the roll of membership
are such well known names as Sir Heurjr
Irving, Thomas W. Keen, Algernoan
Charles Swinburne, Wilson Barrett, David
D. A. Chapman, Augustin Daly, Maurice
Francis Egan, Harrison Grey Fiske,
George Frederick Holmes, Lionel Booth,
Wallace Bruce, LeGrand Burton, Apple
ts. UA.nn William J XfnPllirO PllflrlAR.
Wells Moulton, William J. Rolfe, Thad
deusB. Wakeman, D. W. Wilder, etcv
including the most distinguished actors,
poets, and publishers of the day. The
office of the society is at 21 Park Kow in
New Y'ork City, and its assem'bly rooms
are Hamilton Hall, Columbia College,.
and Forty-ninth street and Madison
Avenue, N. Y. City. The Society pub
lishes a Shakespearian magazine and has
gotten out a fine Bankside edition of
Shakespear, and various other works.
It is now engaged in buying ane preserv
ing the old home of Edgar A. Poe in New
York. Mr. Edgerton was also, about a
year ago elected a member of the "Ameri
can Academy of Political and Social
Science." Recently his matter has been
published in the liberal and reform presB
all over the United States, one of his
poems lately being accepted by th
"Arena." " He has long written for such
papers as the "Twentieth Century," of
N. Y., the "Open Court" and "Philo
sophical Journal," of Chicago, the "Non
conformist," the . "Rocky Mountain
News," etc., etc. .Last lau ne was given
a fine write-up in the "Magazine of
Pufnn Tliiffnln W Y. TT in nnlv
twenty -seven years of age, but already
A UV 1.1 , J'UHU.VI -' u
his reputation as a writer is becoming
The Independent is glad to note these-
things, for Mr. Edgerton is one of our
own people.
Mr. Lambertson asserts that a re
dundant currency causes low prices? If
twenty billion of gold were discovered
and coined into mney, then each dollar
of it would exchange for more comodities
than it does now! Some men are born
idiots and some achieve idiocy.
A gold bug would admit that if it
should rain for a week all over Nebraska
farmers would know it without having
to be told through newspapers, but they
think that if the farmers had prosperity
for a week they would not know it unless
Dunn or Bradstreet told them.
Denver on Candidates.
Omaha, March 16, 189G.
Editor Independent:
When naming presidential electors-
we should aim to nominate the most
popular men of the party. The personejj
of the electors is an important matter in
getting votes and should be considered
in every state. Then I wish to say an
other thing to the readers of the Inde
pendent, i
When vou cro to town Saturday eveW
ings take a copy of the Independent in
your pocket and get your neighbors to
subscribe for it. Thisi s your duty and if
you get a man to take the paper it will
do the the rest, kvery man who is with
us must work some for the cause.
D. Clem Deaver.
Another Worker
Columbus, Neb., March 13, 1896.
Editor Independent: Enclosed 'find
pestoffice order for f 1.50 for which
send the Independent to the enclosed
names. When you are in the capitol
building and have a few minutes time
step into the library and ask for the re
port of the secretary of the treasury of
1871 and 1872. Turn to page 309. I
vv in u juu tvvjuiu uiioii i lie tilll w U ii t J
money destroyed as reported in said re
port. There are thousands who think
the government never destroyed any
money. Assoonasths weather moder
ates I will drive out in the country about
twenty miles and get some more sub
scribers for your excellent paper.
J. S. Freeman.
Will Stand by the Guns.
Clarks, Neb., March 16, 1896.
Editor Independent: Enclosed find
order for a renewal of my subscription
together with the Silver Knight and
Farm Field and Fireside, also a year's
subscription for J. B. Philbrook, Clarks,
Nebraska. I will try and send you a
few more subscribers in a few days if you
nin oeuu iub Buiiio sample copies ot your
paper. Don't get discouraged. Stand
by your guns. I hear nothing but wor'ds
of praise for the Independent. .
W. F. Porter,