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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
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HOMftS JILFftTKICK & (O
IfcT. B- Palconer dz, Co.;
Our stock is now complete in every department.
Everything new and desirable in
Prices always the LOWEST.
Write for Samples.
Now Gloves ForlOASTEItJiistUccolved.
THOMAS KILPATRICK & GO.
The Indignation of the People Against
it has Been of no Avail.
SHYLOCK IS IN ECSTASIES.
The only Question now is, how the
Robbers Will Secure Their Swag.
The following is clipped from an article
by John Clark Itidputh L. L. D. in the
March uumber of the Arena:
Theconspiracy of thelnternational Gold
Trust seems to have triumphed. The
indignation of the people against it
has been of no avail. That power, which
became organic as a bondholding class
in America just after the close of the civil
war, has, by its league with the financial
system of Great Uritian, succeeded in
trampling down truth and justice, in
choking the protests of ft mighty people,
in desroying their industries, in reducing
them from proprietors to tenants, in
taking away the rewards of labor and
enterprise, and in establishing a condi
tion which tends inevitably to the early
and permanent institution in the United
States of a peasantry subordinated to
the will and purpose of their masters.
The visible gold in the world amounts
to about four hundred and eighty-five
cubic feet. The greater part of this,
nearly all of it indeed, is owned by private
parties. It is controlled finally by a few
men who hate free institutions and who
care nothing for the rights of mankind or
the interest of civilization. On the basis
of these four hundred and eighty-five
cubic feet of gold it is proposed to con
duct the business of the 'world! It is the
most monstrous schemeever known in his
tory. The public and private debts of
the American people amount to about
forty-five billions of dollars. Of this debt
less than ten per cent is held abroad.
Most of the foreign holding is in Great
Ikitian. Yet by the bond of this ten per
cent the United States has become an ap
pandage of Great liritiau. The indepen
dence which we thought we had achieved
one hundred and twenty years ago and
which we supposed we had confirmed four
score years ago, has been reconverted
into a miserable dependency which might
suggest to a pessimist that it would have
been better never to break with our good
mother at all!
The present aspect of the world is that
of one centralized power, having its seat
in London, with outlying dependencies.
India with nearly four hundred millions
is one dependency; Australia with four
millions is another dependency; Canada
with six millions is a third, the United
States with sventv million is a fourth:
the states of the Latin Union are the
fifth. Germany and Russia are flattered
with the belief that they are members of
the league; but as matter of fact they
are only Cambaceres and Lebrun in the
consulate. The First Consul and the
only one of any importance has his
headquarters in the banks of England.
It is now only a question how the rob
bers who have despoiled mankind in the
two civilized continents by means of the
Bond and the Dollar are going to get off
with their swag. They must have a little
time and opportunity. In order to se
cure these, they cajole the nations with
pleasing delusions and fancies. One of
these fancies is impending universal war,
War iB an exciting circumstance, and
the prospect of war serves to distract
the attention of people from the wrongs
which they have suffered. The rumor of
world-wide war is the substance of the
daily news. People read it and believeit
Shylock is in ecstasies over the success of
bis ruse, and if be thought he could sell
more bonds he would plunge all nations
into a bloody and exterminating conflict,
Another one of the illusions is the fact!
lions discovery of gold. The prooaKan
da having itsheaduarters in London and
its American branch in William street.
New York, has been engaged during the
Tear 1895 in the dissemination of the
news of gold discoveries in all parts
the world. South Africa is teeming with
gold; the mountains of South America are
founded on gold, and the outcroppings
of it are seen in many parts; the Austra
lian hills are made of gold; California is
nothing but gold; The Alaskan mines are
- also rich in gold; the very sea-bottom on
' several coasts reaching out for leagues is
a mine of gold; new discoveries are made
' in Colorado, and Arizona, Wew Mexico and
. GenririA iuMaH flmlathnt nrehariiMoH nrifk
very mail. Boon it will be that gold ;
'I U a drag in the streets; it shal
heaped up in crates, from which the
passerby may help himself and his friends.
The price of gold will thus be brought
down, and we, the managers of the en
terprise, will have to adopt strenuous
measures to prevent, the over-coinage of
gold as money. Strange that all this
ineffable lying should be propagated by
the press and be believed by an intelligent
Another pleusing fancy of the gold i tea
is the great and prosperous revival of
business. Why, here is a marvelous para
dox! Business, according to the great
distinguished organs of public opinion,
revives and does not revive! Enterprise
once more goes forward with a bound,
and enterprise does not bound forward
at all, but remains inert and dead!
The farmer with his fat-lean kine re
joices and weeps! The collapsed Dinsot
teil thousand larm yards are bursting
with -high-low wheat! The gold organ
erfonns this paradox for the reason
that it must. According to the organ,
the adoption of the Wilson bill in 1893,
place of the war-tariff schedule that
had befm aggravated to an inflammation
by the McKinley law, prostrated all
enterprises, ruined all industries; and
neither can the one revive nor the other
flourish again, until the flamboy
ant protective scheme shall be revived.
Therefore, sayeth the capitalistic press,
business does not flourish and cannot
flourish again until the wrong shall be
righted, after the next presidential elec
tion. Hut on the other hand, crieth the
organ, the adoption ot the single gold
standard instead of the bimetallic stan
dard of the constitution has restored
confidence, and with the restoration
confidence, behold how the business re
vived, all enterprises rise from the dust;
all manufacturers rekindle their fires and
pour forth their treasures. Hence busi
ness, in the same act and by the same
token, both revives and does not revive!
The proclamation of prosperity and of
ndustrial despair goes forth from the
same gold organ on the same dayl The
fact that the alleged ruin of American
industry by the passage of the Wilson
bill and the alleged revival of all Ameri
can industries by the coincident passage
of the Gold bill of 1893 do not consist,
seems not at all to trouble theadvocates
and owners of the honest dollar! All this
furnishes instruction for the people and
amusement for the few whose understand
ings cannot be durkened with the lying
obfuscations of a goldite newspaper.
GOV. HOL00MB PETITIONED.
He is Asked to Use His Influencs Against
Militaryism in Fublio Schools,
University Place, Neb., March 18, 1896
Editou Independent: Encouraged by
like sentiment heretofore expressed in
the columns of your valuable paper, I
venture by request of the Lincoln Ex
ecutive meeting of Friends, to ask space
in your paper for the following mem
orial to the Governor, which we believe
will be duly appreciated by many o
Addie A. Gailock.
The following petition bearing about
seventy-five signatures is herewith pre
sented to Governor llolcomb:
Whereas, all history shows that war
and its attending evils is a relic of bar-
berism, at best but a passionate means
01 deferring justice, whose blood written
pages should never have darkened the
pagesof al9th century history, their re
petition 01 which could and should be ren
dered impossible by proper legislation,
Whereas, the peace lovintr DeoDle of
this country and of our state of Nebras
ka are deeply concerned in regard to re
cent legislation by our national congress
looting to the establishment of military
training in our free public school system,
V herea8, realizing that what we put
into the schools of a nation will appear
in the life of a nation, and we believe
further that such training will engender
a spirit of militaryism that will not only
be detrimental to the peaceable interests
01 our country, but will also inculate er
roneous ideas of true patriotism and
Whereas, all warlike tendencies are in
imical to good government, contrary to
the spirit and teaching of the Scriptures
ana retrogressive to the universal
"brotherhood of man" (which is the es
sence of true reform), therefore, be it
Resolved, that we, through the Lin
coin Executive Meeting of Friends, re
spectfvlly and most earnestly petition
thee, Silas A. Holcomb, Governor of the
Mate 01 Nebraska, to use all proper in
nuence within thy power to discourage
militaryism in all its forms and to pre
vent, 11 possible, the introduction of mil
itary training into the public schools of
Delinquent subscribers must nay on. a
lease in pare
They Have Stood by Their Guns for
WILL NOT DESEET THEM NOW
The Correctness of Their Principles
Insures Their Final Triumph.
The Course Pursued by the National
Committee and Members of Con
gress Eminently Wise.
It is with greatest pleasure we pub
lish the following excellently written
letter, but take occasion to express sur
prise that such able men will be led to
imply that the present efficient, capable,
honorable and honest leaders of the pop
ulist party are willing, or could be in
duced to "trim and compromise just to
get iuto office. Some of them have
been tried in the fiery furnace, heated
seven times hotter than ever before and
have come forth without the smell of fire
on their garments. Others of vigorous
intellect and fine education have devoted
almost a life time to the upbuilding of
populist principles and are today in
poverty, when if tfley had been willing to
serve the money power and the corpor-1
ations, they might have lived in luxury
and left a fortune to their children. Is
it sensible to believe that these men,
many of them now near the close of life,
are engaged in a con tempt able scheme
to betray every trust, abandon the
works of a life time and turn traitors for
the hope of getting an office? They
have all been offered offices, they have
all been offered money in the years gone
by and rejected them with scorn and
contempt. This writer knows that the
one among them most bitterly assault
ed once had $40,000 in cash laid
own on bistable and was told that
if he would cast just one vote, it was his,
and the offer was rejected. Has that
man changed his nature? Will he for
the chance to get an office betray those
who have trusted him? Does Mr. Snyder
uspect him? Are all men dishonest?
This suspicion was started and has
been kept up by the associated press. If
men will continue to believe the lies sent
out by that corporation and constantly
printed in the daily papers, then there is
no hope for us. If men tried and proven
true, men who have withstood every
temptation, men whose poverty proves
them honest, are to be constantly as
sailed in our own papers and by our
own people, on the basis of asso
ciated news items, then we might as well
give up the fight.
It seems to us that the course so far
pursued by the national committee and
populist leaders in congress has been
eminently wise. It is the course pur
sued by Lincoln in the formation of the
republican party. He, too, was assault
ed most bitterly both before and after
bis election, by members of his own party,
just as our leaders are today, for not
being radical. We all now see and ac
knowledge tbe wisdom of his course.
The "old guard" is true. We are
proud to have been a member of it, (we
published a paper supporting Peter
Cooper, we have stood by the guns ever
since, and here's one that is not going to
surrender any principle) but it holds out
the hand of fellowship to all men who
will unite with us to down plutocracy
and redeem this nation. We endorse
every word of the following and object
only to the "implication" that some
body in tbe leadership of the party is
going to "trim and compromise just to
get into office." Editor Independent.
Verdurette, Neb., March 20, 1896.
Editor Independent: The experience
of the human family furnishes a vast
field for observation and reflection. A
close observation of this field finds a
vast number of compromises of human
expedients intended to meet emergency,
but all of such work has sooner or later
perished in the using. In 1787 our fath
ers compromised with slavery. In 1861
to 1800 we gathered the harvest of the
compromise. This case is only one of
many thousands spread all over the his
tory of six thousand years. Amid this
wreck of human weakness and human
folly, like Bunshine breaking through
rifted clouds, appears an occasional state
paper asserting eternal principles, and
moral heroes to defend them. These
have abiding qualities. They are here to
stay, and their innate life is in the etern
ity of their correctness, there is no ac
cident about it. Fortuitous circum
stances do not, and cannot account for
the imperishable feature of their lite. It
does not depend on human consent.
They have life in themselves, and cannot
die, and will not die,
Thomas Jefferson is in point here. The
democrat party may die, and prob
ably will die, but Jefferson never. The
name of Lincoln is the life memory which
vitalizes the republican party today.
That apostatized and backslidden party
may divide, and finally perish, but the
name of Lincoln will live on in undimin
ished grandness and glory. Many other
immortal names might be written here,
but brevity is a necessity. hy this mi
perishable fame in these noble names?
Simply because of their fidelity to these
eternal principles. This secured them
the enduring quality and fame of real
statesmen. They got the result because
they possessed the necessary quality. All
that our country has built up in more
than one hundred years, based on the
principles and measures of these men, is
at this moment an element of strength,
safety and peace for the country from
one ocean to the other, and from lake to
gulf as well. It is only in the departure
from this that tbe country is now agi
tated from center to circumference. Po
litical parties are convulsed and the
wisest and most patriotic men in the
land are no longer free from apprehen
sions about the possibilities involved in
present conditions. .
We are to meet in St Louis July 22
What will we do- how will we build on
what foundation? We can compromise
and do more patch work, and further on
find a grave as many others have done
before us. We ought to build on prin
ciples nearest the Great White Throne,
and possibly we can. For my part I can
see no use for the populist party if we
are going to St. Louis to trim and com
promise just to get into office. The dem
ocrats and republicans can do all of that
better than we can. Their machinery is
quite complete and their capital ample.
But I can see any amount of need for a
populist party if we are going to St
Louis to build np the nation on all the
glorious truths espoused by the fathers
and taught to mankind by Jesus Christ
hundreds of years before Washington
fought for them. That will be states
mensbip worthy of the name. That will
be health, life, peace and duration to our
nation. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln.
and above all Jesus did not let down the
standard to accommodate half converts,
and we shall commit a fatal mistake if
we do it. Will our convention be made
up of men who can and will apply these
heaven born principles-to the new con
ditions which have grown up in a hun
dred years? Well we shall have to wait
and see when it comes. All may rest as
sured that the "old guard" have no use
for a platform shorn of the vital parts
which gave our party birth.
J. M. (5NYDER.
BERGE AT BENNETT.
He Addresses a Large and Enthusia sti
Audience on the Money Question.
On Monday evening March, 23, there
was held at Bennett a meeting which for
large attendance and enthusiasm has
never been surpressed in the village of
Bennett. The meeting was non-partisan
in character. It was announced that G.
W. Berge, of Lincoln would talk upon
hard times and money," and although
the roads were bad the large hall in which
the meeting was held was tilled and many
were obliged to stand throughout the
Mr. Berge said that low prices, short-
nened hours of labor, forsed idleness and
hard times always go hand in hand with
a scarce supply of money, that with an
increased supply of money, prices would
rise, labor find employment and business
revive generally. He said that if a gold
standard was permanently fastened up
on this county that times would not get
better but that the march of the Ameri
can people would continue in' the direc
tion of serfdom and slavery. He showed
how the money iu circulation had been
decreased and eloquently partrayed the
effects of such vicious legislation. Ho
was in favor of the U. S. alone opening
her mints to the free and unlimited
coinage of both gold and eilver and not
wait for Lngland to join us because he
did not believe she would ever consent to
an international agreement.
The meeting was a pronounsed suc
cess in every way. lue silver sen
timent is stronger in the vicinity of Ben
nett today than it has ever been.
HA8TIHG3 IS JUBILANT
Thirty Inches of Snow Has Fallen and
the Greeks are Full of Water-
Hastings, Neb., March 17, 189G.
John Burke, superintendent of the
Burlington Water System, was a Hast
ings visitor this morning.
Twenty-seven car loads 01 stock left
Hastings last night. They were all
loaded within a radius of 35 miles of
The Busy Bees and Willing W orkers of
the Presbyterian Sunday school will give
an entertainment in the Presbyterian
church Friday evening of this week,
March 20. "
R. W. Norton who lives five miles east
of this city shipped 184 head of fat steers
last night over the Burlington for the
South Omaha market.
Mark Long of this city, manager of
the Boston clothingstore, is prepared to
make contracts with farmers for raising
sugar beets or chiccory, and he promises
that if he can secure contracts for about
200 acres of the beets, that a chiccory
plant will be located here this year.
This evening Kev. father ttoacne 01
David Citv, will lectnre at St. Cecilia
church on the life and services of St.
Patrick. A learned discourse is in store
for those who attend.
Herman Benterl. a young farmer liv
ing about four miles north of this city
committed suicide by hanging. He had
shown signs of nervousness for several
days and upon the night previous to the
committal of the rash act he was so
restless he did not sleep and in the morn-
as ho appeared worse, stubborn and re
fused to do any of the chores which was
his ordinary custom. He finally lelt the
house and went out about the barn and
not returning for Borne itme his father
went out to look for him and found him
hanging in a corn crib apparently dead
When cut down life was gone. No ap
parent cause is known for the rash act.
The political pot in this city and
county is just now in a state of fermenta
tion almost to tbe boiling point, in tbe
city we have three different tickets: the
citizen s prohibition and regular repub- j
lican. Tbe last named party has been,
as it were in the saddle for lo! these many
years, and some of the dear people are
getting tired. les very tired and the
chances are good for a flop of city con
trol by the election of the citizens ticket
which is composed of very good timber.
Farmers, merchants and an classes 01
people are very much elated over the
splendid wetting the land has received
from the recent snows in central .Nebras
ka. With such a favorable start, the
small grain is almost an assured crop.
Reports from all parts of this county
are very favorable concerning tne grow
ing wheat, of which, however the acreage
is not as large as former years, a large
number of farmers will sow spring wheat
During the past week we nave nad in
this county about thirty inches of snow
which in the judgement of your corre
spondent, will make about two inches of
water. It has been snowing here most
all day with fair prospect to continue all
night. The snow has been melting and
the surface of the ground is covered with
water. Therefore dry creeks and drows
are filling up with water and the droop
ing spirits of the people of this locality
are rising with the water in the creaks.
The Meanest Gold Bug.
Don't forget that the bi-metallist who
favors free coinage of silver "as soon as
it can be attained by international
agreement" is a goldbug of the meanest
kind and his bosses know it. People's
The man who happens into "THE NEBRASKA." this
Spring will find plenty of food for thought in the prices
he finds attached to anything he may pick up. He will
find a good, substantial, durable, suit of clothes marked
$4.25 which ten years ago would have cost him at least a
ten dollar bill He will find a fine black worsted suit
selling for seven dollars the same quality as he used to
pay $15.00 to $18.00 for not many years ago He will
find Men's shirts marked 50 cents which a few years back
would have been considered cheap at $1.50 and he will
find Hats, Shoes, Underwear, Sox and anything that a
Man or Boy can wear for VERY MUCH LESS than he
ever expected to see them marked. What is the cause of
theBe lower-than-ever prices at "THE NEBRASKA"
this Spring? The main cause is the general condition of
the country and together with that, is the desire on the
part of "THE NEBRASKA" to make prices in keeping
with the hard times.
Prices this Spring are lower than ever before, our prof
its are lower than ever before, our values are greater than
ever before. It is a good time for you to buy. .
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Bloomfield. March 23, 1896.
Editor Independen:! enclose a list
of sixteen names of tbe parties. Moat of
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