The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, April 30, 1896, Page 4, Image 4
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT April 30, iBrj. v Nebraska independent Ctmfiidatin f ThM WtALTH MAKERS mmd LINCOLN tSDEPiNDRHT. PUBLISHED EVERY. THURSDAY bt mi IndspsidEijt Publishing So. AtllSOMBtrwt, LINCOLN, - NEBRASKA. TELEPHONE 638. $1.00 per Year in Advance. Address all communications to, and maks all flNlts, Booty order, etc., payable to . TBI INDEPENDENT PUB, CO Lncour, Nebraska will furnish the dark horse for the republican nomination. His name ia Bud. Would yon rather forsake your coun try and join hands with aliens than tor take your party? Would you? Every man of common muse knows that the populist party is the only party that would bring free coinage of surer if given power. : Every party in the United States will split wide open within the next six months except the populist party. That is as solid as the everlasting hills. When the bosses have reduced a com munity to such a condition that the voters dare not scratch a ticket, the bosses are in heaven, but the people in the depths of perdition. Bud don't seem to be able to get any one act as his second in his fight with McKinley's enemies, and John U. P. will have to bold the bottle and handle the sponge himself. Sixteen thousand Italian immigrants landed at the port ol New York during this month and McKinley still promises to raise wages if we will only elect him president. . - This two most able and distinguished' men in the state of Nebraska are popu lists, Senator Allen and Gov. Holoomb They both have national reputations and are everywhere respected. Pettigrew is keeping his promise to stand in with the goldites hereafter. He was among the foremost the other day in objecting to the consideration of Fef fer's bond investigating resolutions. Toe Independent has no fight to make upon Hon. Bud Lindsey on account of his color. It is other reasons altogether, which leads it to think he is not the proper person to help select a presiden tial candidate. There are plenty of democrats who would promise the coinage of paving blocks if the populists would only sup port them for the presidency. For one, we have bad enough democratic promt- BOB Truthful Annin says that Secretary Morton's "sarcasm is deep." The sar casm of other men is infected with irony, ridicule, satire, scorn, contempt and is sometimes said to be keen, but this Mor tonian sarcasm is "deep." It is like his financial policy, something entirely new. There are some strong and pregnant sentences in Senator Allen's great speech against Gear. Here is one of them. "That class of statesmen who sail under false colors, who give their words to the people and consecrate their lives and their votes to the corporations." According to the Associated Press liars, if the most feeble minded senator should call the most brilliant statesman in the United States to order, the said states man would be forever disgraced; even if the senate should decide that he was in order and permit him to proceed. Put the populist party in full power in this state and within a year we will have an immigration boom. Farmers all over the United States will come, for they well know we will have just freight rates, taxes reduced to the point of an ' economical administration, and the . trust and combines put underjestraint. The republicans are going to make a straight fight for perpetual debt and the single gold standard. They "will be so badly whipped and demoralized that they . will not be able to regain power for twenty-five years. By that time the Old Guard will all be dead, and then it will make no difference to us if they do. The Western Swine Breeder comes to us this week with a cut of J. V. Wolfe and the announcement of his editorship of a department of the paper. Now that will never do. . If he edits the paper for a year, he will have the Poland Chinas and Berkshires contesting for prizes at the State University. The republicans of the first district searched every county for a fit man to represent them in their national conven tion and by a large majority choose Hon. Bud Lindsey of Lincoln. After ex amining the record of the party for the last twenty years, the Independents is inclined to think they did the best they could, that their decision is right and that Bud is the best man the rotten con cern can find in its ranks. . ,OTICiSTOMn.IIRYX. Lfiat Thursday night the populist tnem bers of the houne and senate held a cau cus and made a very important an nouncement. There were present, Sena tors Stewart, Feffer. Allen, Butler, Jones, Kyle and Representatives Sbufford of North ' Carolina,, Kem, Boll, Stroud, Baker, Skinner, Goodwin and Howard. Senator Stewart was elected chairman and Senator Butler of - North Carolina secretary. A statement was issued by the caucus, so the dispatches say, to the effect that the purported interviews with people's party senators and representa tives to the effect that the people's party might support the nominee of one of the old parties for president are incorrect. As Messrs. Bland, Bryan and others are making a desperate effort to carry the national convention, evidently with the hope that the populists will support their nominee if they were successful!, it is only meet and proper that this no tice should be given them now. These democratic free silver men will be woefully disappointed if they base their hopes on the idea that any con siderable number of populists can, by any means, be induced to vote for a democratic candidate for president. A very slight knowledge of the feeling in the populist ranks ought to convince any one that that is a thing impossible to accomplish. Even if the populist na tional committee should endorse the democratic nominee, which it will not, even if all our members of congress should go over to the democrats, which they will not, even if half of our populist pa pers should endorse such amove, and not three of them would do it even if the national couvention, the members of congress and editors shonld combine in in favor of such a movement tbey could not carry with them into the democratic party 100,000 populist votes. No man who knows even the epidermis of a popu list would ever dream of such a thing. The Independent has the very highest regard for Mr. W. J. Bryan. It knows him to be an honest and able man a man whom threats cannot intimidate, whom power and money cannot influ ence, whon flattery and the hope of power cannot swerve from whathe believestobe the line of duty, and it is only fair to him to say, that the populists of Nebras ka can in no way be induced to support a nominee of the democratic party for president. That cannot be done and it no use to try it. E PLUKIBUS UNUM. Mr, Harvey reiterated the false and oft-ex ploded charge that the act of 1878 was secretly smuggled through congress without debate and all publicity of Its enactment corruptly sur passed, when be certainly knows and must hare known that the bill In question was pending In congress for over two years and the discussions of its provisions cover forty-eight pages of the congressional record, Omaha Bee. This statement of the Bee is one of those things commented on elsewhere in these columns a double distilled lie, be cause it is a half truth. While the dis cussion of the act of 1873 occupies about that number of pages, yet the demone tization of silver is not mentioned once in all those discussions not once. The act of 1873 did not demonetize silver. It stopped the coinage of the silver dollar, but it left the silver dollar a full legal tender with all the money functions attached to it that it ever had. Now comes the Bee and says in effect that that demonetization of silver was discussed to the extent of forty pages in the Congressional Record, when no such publication as the Congressional Record was printed at that time. If any gold- ite editor can crowd more false state ments into one sentence, the Independ ent will give him a year's subscription to this paper free. It is an E. Pluribus Unum sort of a sentence. ROSEWATER AND HARVEY. It is hard to decide which should have the leather button, in the contest between Coin Harvey and Mr. Rosewater of the Bee. The statements of both men con tain so many inaccuracies that the whole thing is laughable. Mr. Harvey said in his speech at Creigbton Theater, Omaha, last week: "Silver was demonetized February 12, 1873. I now offer a reward of $ 100 to any man or woman who will find a word about' it in any newspaper published in in the month of February 1873. You will find the newspapers of that year in your public libraries. It was the salary grab congress that did it. Let no man claim that the act was honestly and openly passed till he can claim the reward I offer." Now Rosewater claims the f 100 reward and prints as his proof that he is entitled to the reward the following extracts from the Bee of January 18, 1873, and Febru ary 7, 1873: "Mr. Sherman called up the bill to re vise and amend the law relating to mints, assay office and coinage of the United States, which was amended and passed." "Senate The report of the committee on conference on the mint and assay office bill was also concurred in." Silver was not demonetized in 1873, but in 1874, when congress adopted the codified laws into which four or five dis reputable lawyers inserted a paragraph not in any statute ever enacted by con gress which limited the legal tender power of silver to five dollars. There is where he secret work was done, no member of congress, excepting Sherman and two or three others knowing anything about it. The revised statutes were' adopted as a whole, and that thing had been stuck in there by these lawyers forming the commission. Of course they haS to commit perjury to do it. It is to that transaction that economists refer whs they call the demonetization of silver "a secret act of perfidy." Mr. Uosewater's extracts are a fair sample of what appeared in the the daily papors at that time. They do not refer in the remotest way to the fact that the bill relating to the mint and assay office stopped the coinage of the silver dollar, aud it is doubtful if any newspaper in the United States ever contained the an nouncement that the coiuage of silver dollars had been stopped or that silver had been demonetized until after General Warner returned from England in 1875, he having learned of that fact from a British economist. The Independent decides that Harvey shall pay tbeflOO for being so inaccurate in , his statements, and that Mr. Rose- water shall pay another $100 for print- such extracts as those he takes from the 1873 issues of the Bee as proof that the demonetization of silver was fully dis cussed at that time, and that the money shall be expended in extending the circa lation of the Nebraska Independent bo that the people may get accurate infor mation on this subject. THE YANKEE DEMOCRATS. The Massachusetts state democratic conyention was held on April 21. The convention praised President Cleveland for his "statesmanship and broad-mind edness," and lauded his "fidelity, cour age and capacity." The platform, straight and strong for the single gold standard, contains this sentence: "When the democracy again came into power in 1893 they found an empty treasury, a want of confidence on the part of holders of American securities in all foreign countries which threw these back upon our markets, forcing individ uals and great corporations into liqui dation." Platforms are supposed to be declara tions of principles, and as a declaration of a principles that beats anything that ever came from "the wild and woolly west." In the first place it is a double destilled lie, that is, it is a half truth. If English holders put a few American securities upon the market in New York no one was "forced" to buy them. How could the selling of these securities "force" individuals and great corpora tions into liquidation? The only men who would have to "liquidate" were those who owned no securities, but who go down to the stock exchange, stand there and bet for an hour or two on the rise and fall in the quotations. If the English offered to Belli at a lower price than had been current, then the fellows who had bet on a rise would have to put up more margins or "liquidate." If a few gamblers were forced to"liquidate,' did that wreck the country. These Yan kee democrats will have to invent some-, thing more plausible than that to fool the wild and woolly west. A COSTLY FAKE. The comptroller of the currency, that little fellow who not only controls the currency, but thinks he controls almost everything else in this wide world, has decided that no part of the $100,000 ap propriated for the Venezuela commission can be used for rent. The matter was brought up in the senate, whereupon Senator Allen said it was singular that the Venezuela commission had not taken quarters in the state department instead of renting private quarters. Senator Gorman expressed amazement at this condition of affairs. Amid great excitement and on the advice of the pres ident, congress had made an appropria tion for the Venezuela commission. It is designed to settle a conflict between two of the greatest nations on earth. And yet here steps in a comptroller of the treasury and says this momentous com mission is without power to pay its rent. "There is a feeling prevalent through the country," added Mr. Gorman, "that the emergency in this Venezuela question is past,' if indeed it ever existed. At all events it is gratifying to know that this grave question has dwindled down to a question of rent of quarters for the Ven ezuela commission." Gorman didn't tell anything new, at least it was not new to populists. They all said at the time that it was a costly fake. A STORY WITH A MORAL. The New York World has come to the conclusion that the next presidential contest will not be a walk away for any candidate. It says: "A fool is born everyday, and we know no way to exterminate the race. But if you are a well-informed, thinking man you know in your heart that the greatest uncertainty prevails about this presidential race," It seems to have just found out that there is trouble in the the two old parties and announces that "the democratic party cannot carry all the democrats for the single gold standard; nor can it carry all democrats for free silver. The same can be said truthfully of the republican party." Mr. Pulitzer and his big newspaper are away behind the times. Any backwoods pop editor could have told him that a year ago. Mr. Pulitzer does not read populist papers. That is why he is so far behind the times with his news. Populist readers wouldn't stand that sort of newspaper work at all. It will do for the old gold bugs who are about a hundred years behind the times in all their ideas, but it wouldn't do for wide awake, up to date populists. Popu list papers published that news a year ago and now it has just got around to the New York World. Moral. If you want the news take a populist paper. TELL i n WHO THEY A HE. Sound Money says: "It is UHelens to dinguise the fact that many of the best workers in the people's party are uneasy, disgusted and even alarmed at the boldness of some men in their efforts to switch the party off on a single plank platform and abandon the Omaha principles." . la the same column it asks: "Where is the paper in our ranks of a general circulation that is considered a national paper, that countenances the elimination of a single plank from the Omaha platform." The Independent asks in all serious ness: Is it not time that reform editors stop filling their columns with this sort of trash? When and where did any leader in the populist party ever say he was in favor of substituting a single sil ver plank for the Omaha platform? The Independent has asked this question a dozen times and no one answers. The whole thing started from alleged inter views sent out by the Associated Press, which in every case have been repudiated. Why does Sound Money useits columns fighting a man of straw? It says there arejio papers advocating it. Who are the men "at whose boldness it is alarmed? Who are tbey? Please name them, so that we may go and kill them. The only effect of all this writing is Jo create distrust among a body of as hon est men as ever banded themselves to gether to fight for humanity. ' For God's sake stop it, or else tell us who these viilians are that want to fight on a sin gle silver plank. A NEW TARIFF SCHEME. The editor of the Independent has re ceived an invitation to attend: "A Con vention of Commercial, Manufacturing, Labor and Agricultural organizations of the United States to be held in the City of Detroit, opening Tuesday, June 2, 1896, and continuing from day to day, until the business brought before it shall be completed." The time of the conventinon will be de voted to "the discussion of ways and means for taking the tariff question out of partisan politics and making it a bus iness question, instead of a "political football." , The letter is signed by the presidents of a great many "boards of trade" and "chambers of commerce," who are so pro foundly ignorant, that they think there are only two political parties in this couetry for they say: The plans adopted by this convention will be pnt in proper shape, and a com mit teeappointedtopresepttbrntot two great political conventions to be held in June and July respectively, and urge their embodiment in their respective platforms." It looks to the editor as if there were a plan on foot to get the "two parties" to put the same tariff plank in both their platforms, and why shouldn't they? IT WOULDN'T DO AT ALL. , That lying old concern, called the As sociated Press.has a verypeculiar way of sending election returns. If a town or city goes republican it says: "John Jones (rep.) was elected mayor by a large ma jority. The city council and school board are also republicans." But if a city or town goes populist, it says: John Smith was elected mayor. The council and school board are of the same political faith." Of course people living fifty miles away don't know whether Maoor Smith is republican, democrat or populist. The Jew who edits the Asso ciated Press dispatches kno ws it wouldn't do to let the people know how many cities and towns the populists carried this spring. The only place any one can get the news these days is in the popu list paper. ' WON AGAIN. Secretary Lamont, is said never to have drank a drop of liquor in his life, and Secretary Carlisle has drank no Bplritlous liquors since he has been In the Cabinet, and does not allow them in his home. Omaha Christian Advocate, Weill Weill That beats them all 1 Kelly you can't have the belt which was awarded you last week after all. Sorry, but it will have to go to the Christian Advo cate until the next fellow is heard from. PLEASE TELL US. It the gold bugs shonld capture the Chi cago convention will some one please tell what they would do with it? Minden Courier. If the Bilverites capture it, please tell us what they will do with it? It will only take six weeks to make democratic or republican voters out of the 16,000 Italian laborers who landed in New York last month, but it would take ten years to teach them enough about free government and political economy to make them Intelligent popu lists. While we are educating Americans, the gold power imports enough foreign ignorance to offset our work. A half truth is a double distilled lie, and this is the stock in trade of the whole goldite crew. Here is a sample or two. "There were only 8,000,000 silver dollars coined from 1892 to 1873. "The gold standard secures to laborers and all producers money of the highest pur chasing power" etc., etc. Such half truths are the most damnable lies a man can utter. Mr. Rosewater says that: "The volume of gold and silver currency in the United States at this day will approximate $1, 250,000,000 and the amount of coined gold alone exceeds $625,000,000." Will Mr. Rosewater please tell us where that $625,000,000 of gold is. There is about $175,000,000 in the banks and $125, 003,000 in the treasury. Where is the rest of it? The Chadroo Signal auks this quention and is waitingfornn afcswer:"The repub licans of the sixth district denounced the demonetization of silver by the demo cratic administration as a crime." Three fourths of the republicans in congress voted for the act. Now are three-fourths of the republicans in congress criminals or are all the republicans in the sixth district liars?" If any one knows who the man is who wants the populist party to make a single silver plank platform, for heaven's sake tell us who he is and where he lives, and we will go right straight there and shoot him fuller of holes than a skim mer. After that we will be saved the trouble of reading all this trash about "a single silver plank." - Four years ago the editor of the Inde pendent was makiDg a speech at Jeffer son square Omaha, when some democrat called out, "Give the democrats a chance," and the editor replied: "If we do, you'll make a bell of the whole coun try." . They got the chance. Didn't they do it? Now they want another chance. Not much. ' The gold bugs ought to hold a conven vention and come to an understanding, so they could all tell the same lie. Some of them say it is the deficit in the rev enue, others that it is the adverse trade balance, still others that it is lack of confidence and so on. As it is now, no two of them are telling the same lie and that has a tendancy to confuse things. Compositors and puding-headed proof readers may think that there is no differ ence in the words "decrease" and "in crease," but there is. "The per capita production of the great farm crops for the whole word had decreased and the price, had also fallen," is the way it was written in the article on Senator Hans brough. What became of John U. P. Thurston's proposition "to coin the home produc tion of silver" in the late republican state convention? Is there a man in Nebraska now, so much of an idiot as to believe that that proposition will ever be heard of again. It was used to catch suckers and it caught them. The Lincoln News remarks that: "Po litical parties do not seem to be at alj happy unless they have some idol to worship." That- is true of the two old parties. They are worshipers or men some of them very bad men but it is not true of the populist party. Its idols are not men, but principles. Frank Jones, who has led the liquor interest in every fight for twenty years in New Hampshire, was lately elected trustee of the Maine Wesley an Seminary, a theological school of the Methodist church. The church and the liquor in terest seem to be coming to a mutual understanding. ' The Iowa populists held their state convention the other day and elected their full quoto of delegates to attend the St. Louis convention. It was by far the largest convention of the party ever held in Iowa. Gen. Weaver was chosen to lead the Iowa lovers of Old Glory and American liberty. A farmer who votes for the gold stand ard and consequently for thirty cent wheat and ten cent corn may do it with 'good intentions," but because he carries around with him chunks of the pavement of hell is no proof that he is not a witless imbecile. There is not an institution that so de serves the wrath and vengeance of all honest men as that organization called the Associated Press, but we will never be able to wreak vengence upon It until the government owns the telegraphs and telephones. All the east is bowing to the altars of Shylock and Massachusetts, God forgive her. She's a-kneel- Ing with the rest." Just as she did to the altars of human slavery until Phillips, Garretson and Whittier aroused the New England con science. This paper and the National Reformer, German populist paper published by Robert Schilling at Milwaukee, Wiscon sin, both for one year for $1.40, six months for seventy cents. Taubeneck's Book. Chairman Taubeneck's "book, "The condition of the American Farmer" is receiving very high commendation and sometimes from very unexpected quar ters. The National Bimetallist says of it: "All in all it is one of the most valu able of the recent contributions to the discussion of the money question that we have seen. H or sale at this office, rnce 10 cents. ' A Suicidal Policy. . Millions of men are anxious to form a new political organization for the pur pose of compelling governmental affairs to run according to the policies of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. They ask for nothing more and will take nothing less. It is suicidal to undertake to patch up either one of the two old parties. No great reform has ever been brought about by any old political party. A new and vigorous organiza tion is absolutely essential to progress. Not the Only Thing. Free-silver is not the only thing that should be put back on its ancient basis. The whole spirit of our modern age is cold-blooded knavery and rotten cor ruption. It leaks like an old ulcer and stinks to heaven. It needs the surgeon's knife more than poultices. The Repre sentative. oua eoosomio EDinojr. (Sokmal) Lincoln, Neb., April 27, 9L To the Editor of the Independent: I only want to tell you how much I appre ciate . the Independent in general and the economic edition of April 23 in par ticular. The economic edition is what 1 call a "hummer." ...... I have never seen its equal short of the expensive magazines. In fact it is su perior to them, for it presents foundation principles of economics and the best thought of of the best writers and think ers in the most usable form. That which would be obtained only by months of patient research through extensive libra ries is here presented in such form that the reader in a few hours can know what tne great economic writers of the world have to say in regard to monetary science. I would not take a "fifty cent" silver dollar for mv ennv if T onnM nnt nf . fr'.F w... .VV another. I have literally transferred it inio my scrap dook. Long live the Inde pendent to fiflrht the hn.tr.lea nf in the state and nation. G. H. Walters. Populism Brings Prosperity. Loup City, Neb., April 23, '96. Special to the Nebhaska Indepen dent: This, the county seat of Sherman county is a very nice and prosperous little city situated a little north of the center of the county, in the rich valley of the South Loup. The county offices are all occupied by the friends of populism, and Sherman county may be depended on for a good round majority for the people's independent ticket at the com ing fall election. As a proof of the ability of the populists party to control public affairs, it is only necessary to say that old Sherman county under populist rule is paying cash for all she wants, and her people are enjoying a degree of prosperity far beyond what the most ardent Ne braskan could reasonably hope for under the conditions which have obtained in the last three years. J. M. D. Honor for Bud. Bud Lindsey of Lincoln, a gambler, saloon keeper and all around BDort of a low order has been honored by the re publican party as a delegate to the St. Louis convention. He is a tegro but for that he is not to blame. A party that lavs Claim to all th nnritv avfnn ha gone as low as it is possible to go. Mr. ijinasey nas money ana keeps up appear ances, but if rennrta none more vile or debased. Francis Martin of Falls City declines to be his alternate Minden Courier. . Raised The Freight Rates. Air. Paul Nelson of Pilger, Neb., send ing in a list of subscribers to the Inde pendent adds these words to his letter. 'I shipped some stock Tuesday. The rate charged on a car of hogs from Pil ger was $6.50 higher than before the change and the weight of the hogs 220 pounds less, after the heat fpoHi rur T pvon got at the stock yards, than on the F. A. scales. A load of cattle cost $3.20 more than formerly and a light load at that onlv 22.500 nonnrla. Tha fpoiirVi rates are no higherl Oh! no. Only just 1: j j t . .,, ' equalized, uuo i you see: Tillman Not a Populist. The following is taken from an inter view with Tillman in the St. Louis Re public: "You are getting to be somewhat of a populist?" "Well, the populists say I am good enough to satisfy them. But I am not a populist and never will be. They are too radical. Thev want to nnnnmnliah tnn much at once; they are too radical, and tney cannot accomplish it at all." And vet Tillman owes his net, in t ho. senate to the populists and farmers aiuance. - . How do Yon Likeit. The official returns of the assessed val uation of all the property of the United States shows a decrease of $210,671,153 in the wealth of the trans-Mississippi states and territories; $111,655,252 in the central western states, and $90,284, 580 in the south, or, a decrease of $412, 610,985 in the tax valuation of property in these states, against an increase of $314,568,307 in the taxable value of New York, Pennsylvania and certain v New England states from 1893 to 1894. Bud Lindsey's Alternate. Judge Martin, of the First congres sional district used to be a democrat but he fell from grace and joined the republi cans some time ago. His new friends, wishing to compliment him, appointed him as alternate delegate to St. Louis, Bud Lindsey being his principal. Strange to say the Judge won't haveitthat way. He dont want to play second fiddle to a saloon keeping darkey. It is a little tough on his democratic antecdents to make him number two when a disreputa ble coon is made number one. Central City Democrat. Why They are for Bud. Down at Lincoln they don't seem to make any distinction on account of color or morality. Bud Lindsay, the notorious negro ex-dive keeper was chosen delegate to the national republi can convention, over u. O. Wheedon, a comparatively respectable citizen. It has long been known that things were mighty rocky down there, but that is laying it on pretty thick. Still, we sup pose they must catch the support of the burnt district, and Bud is the fellow who can bring it about. Bertrand Times. Hurrah for Bud. Bud Lindsey, a notorious negro saloon keeper of Lincoln, is running the republi can party in that congressional district. It makes some of them squeal, but as they associate with that class of people they must take their medicine. Hurrah for Bud. West Union Gazette. Orthodox Stuffing. The clergy of New York have now oc casion to be at once scandalized and hilarious. The pastor of a leading Episcopal church took the stuffiing out of an old Uuitarian sermon and served it up to his own flock on Easter Sunday as a child of his own orthodoxy. Republican Authority. Bud Lindsey, the negro dive keeper and gambler is the high authority and dic tator in republican circles at Lincoln. Something fdr decent people to be proud ff sure. Falls City Populist.