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May 7, 1896.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
"PHILOSOPHf OF PARTIES."
TAUBEJTCOX AND WOLFE TETTHEIE
HANDS AT METAPHYSICS
I Oar Own Uncle Jacob iino Tjro in a Fight
f Like That.
Lincoln, Neb., April 29, 1896.
Editor Independent: As the time of
our national convention ia fast approach
ing I am glad to see that our leaders are
begining to express their views and to
outline what they consider should be the
policy of the party when it comes to for
mulate a platform and name our candi
dates. With the general trend of opinion
y as expressed, Doxn mrougn toe eaiionui
columns of the press and by its corres
I pondents and other published utterances,
V I am certainlv well Dleased. and esDecial-
1 am con
Ay am I p
1.ues of 1
V aud. inde
. . " . . . . . ' ....
pleased wjtn toe weeKiy utter-
the Independent. We all may,
aud, indeed, al! of us must have our in-
1 dividual opinion peculiar to ourselves,
fting influenced by our different sur
v randings and early training, still these
uiiioreuceB, iu must cases, uu uunmi ianc
of essentials, either to harmony or buc
V cess, and these differences should be dis
Aiussed beforehand in a free, fair and
I Jlabove all in a friendly spirit. While I
f am naturally and constitutionally op
f posed to appearing in public print and
iv assuming the role of a public or party
Va feacher, yet by your permission I wish
i TiP review Chairman Taubeneck's "Phil
I 3sophy of Parties" as published in a
recent issue ui jruur puci auuas oibu ap
.. r A I
pears in pampniet iorm. remaps no
one has greater confidence in, and is a
greater admirer of our national chairman
than myself, and no one will more readily
approve, or more fully endorse, most
that is contained in his pamphlet.
In its strength however lies its real, or
it may be, only imaginary danger. In
the first place let me say that I received a
copy of the pamphlet, by mail with a re
quest that I write the author just what I
thought of it, after a careful reading,
and I had partially prepared a review of
it when it came out in your paper, but
being now the public utterance of our
chairman private suggestions would be
useless. What I shall have to say I as
sure you is in no unfriendly spirit, nor
with any disposition to find fault, but
with a sole and sincere regard for the
truth, and the ultimate success of our
reform movement, and the emancipation
, o an almost ruined and enslaved peo
ple. There is, and can be, no disagree
ment between Mr. Taubeneck and my
self in the pbject to be accomplished and
whatever differences there may be must
be in the methods for its accomplish
ment. The first part of the address, and in
fact, a majority of the whole, is so care
fully written and, his premises so clearly
.tate,d that none can find fault but all
(must anorove. But from a logical stand
point I cannot arrive at his main con
clusion from the facts stated and from
Lis premises laid down. The object of
4 our chairman if Ibave read himco.rrectly
is to prepare our people when they get
to St. Louis to tone down, to trim down
and to narrow down, the Omaha plat
form, so as to make it more acceptable
to a larger portion of the American peo
ple. .This, to a very limited extent, may
be advisable, and may be found neces
sary, but I think not to anything like
the extent that his language would cer
tainly imply: That new parties, as he
says, are born of discontent, and that
discontent grows out of the enactment
go bad laws, or the repeal of, or failure
to enact, good laws, and that existing
A parties must first fail, when given the op
portunity, to correct these evils before a
new party can succeed no one denies, aud
. no one could more clearly demonstrate
than has Mr. Taubeneck. I cheerfully ad
mit also that all new parties are formed
upon, and grow out of one leading and
paramount issue, but history, according
to my reading, fails to give an instance
of a party ever succeeding nationally
" that went before the country upon a sole
issue. I am aware of the fact that Mr.
Taubeneck says that "ninety-nine per
cent of those who undertake the task of
organizing a new party confound planks
with issues," and I confess that I am
one of the "ninety and nine," and if I am
wrong, I certainly, according to his
statement, have the satisfaction, for
once, of being in the majority. Political
parties go before the country upon their
respective platforms, and in preparing
those rjlatforms tbev seldom waste their
tinje in declaring in Tavor of anything
"s. .r. 1. : i. ii j k 1
'yjpun-wuiuH hu ptti Lifo urn ugreeu. auu
I when all the parties have met and prom-
ulgated their platforms the issues (not
the issue) are said to be made up, and
each party, by its press and speakers,
goes before the country to discuss the
differences, or issues, as set forth in the
different planks of their respective plat
forms. An issue, as 1 understand it, is
the simple affirmation of a fact.or princi
ple, by one person, or party, and a denial
of the same by another, and every plank
in a political platform is but the asser
tion of some political belief or principle
It must therefore logically follow, if I
am right in my definition, that every
plank of a platform becomes an issue,
whenever its correctness or utility is de
nied. While I admit that the coming
campaign, like all others, will have its
leading issue, I am not prepared to do
too much trimming.
But the most startling proposition of
our chairman, upon the question of
"planks," and "issues," is the following:
He says, "Men can make planks but God
creates issues." Is .that trlie, can it be
true? I have been taught that God is
not only just, but that He is Allwise, and
that the principles of his government
have been promulgated in his biblical
platform, and that its several planks
have been written on tables ol stone and
in his book as well as upon the hearts of
liis children, and that man is the one
that has "Created the issues" by denying
the truth and correctness of God s plat
form. I would therefore reverse the sen
Aence and say God makes planks and
constructs platforms, and man creates
itues by filing his general or his specific
Again the author says "An ideal plat
f form is one in which the issue is the great
V "central idea and with no other planks
except those which add strength to it."
This, by itself, in not objectionable only
so far as it retains the idea o single
imue, and in the light of another n tenet
where be explains what ii meant by tile
expression "with no other pl&oks except
those which add strength to it" The
sentence reads as follows: ."A new party
cannot succeed, therefore, which would
try to make single-tax, socialism, pro
hibition, or woman suffrage, an issue,
when the dissatisfaction, in the old par
ties, is due to the money question, the
sale of bonds, and the income tax de
cision." Just why Mr. Taubeneck should
mention so many things never endorsed
by the people's party, in tbis connection,
I am at a loss to understand, but I am
forced to the conclusion that while he
does notmention all that he thinks ought
not go into the ist. Louis platform, be
does mention all that he thinks it ought
to contain. And tbis may be all right,
but I am not yet prepared to accept this
view of the situation. Our chairman
admits that the financial question occu
piest he same place in our political affairs,
at this time, that the question of slavery
did in 1856 and 1860, and it seems to
me that he gives bis side of the question
entirely away by further stating, in a
foot note, that tbtt platform upon which
the republican party came into power in
1860 contained seventeen planks. I
would not be understood as being in the
"loading down" business, by putting in
our platform all the isms, and vagaries
of the day nor am I a populist of the sin
gle issue variety. I don't believe it either
practical or politic. Nor do I believe it
necessary to success, nor even possible,
that a platform can be constructed con
taining even two planks that all who
will rally around its central idea will
fullv endorse it as a whole, and all we
can hope to do is to be conservative, and
to so construct our platlorm as to try to
hold what strength we have gained, and
to reach as far out for recruits as truth,
justice and humanity and political pru
dence will permit. As to selecting our
candidates from the ranks of the "old
guard," that Mr. Taubeneck speaks of,
I will not at this time discuss, only to
say that in my opinion, the "old guard"
must be thoroughly convinced that the
new recruit, if it should be one, is such
"that the world can stand up and say
he is a man." It is not office that the
common people are clamoring for, but
relief. It is not bonds but Dread tnat
will satisfy the millions that are moving
in this struggle (or our common human
ity, and they'arenot going to stop, or
be diverted from their purpose, until
plutocracy is overthrown and relief at
tained. Mr. Taubeneck and all the rest
of us may write all we please of the "Phil
osophy of parties" but things have oc-
cured, and are liable to occur again, that
have never been dreamed of in our phil
osophies. While it is true that history,
in many cases, but repeats itself yet it is
also true that there must be a perfor
mance, or a happening, before a repeti
tion can take place, and, instead of re
peating history, the common people are
according to my judgment, in a pretty
fair humor for making history, and a
history too that will bear repetition un
der all similar conditions.
Hoping this will be read in the spirit
in which it is written, and praying for a
victory that wins and a success that suc
ceeds, I am yours with charity.
J. V. Wolfe.
The Independent Of April 2d con
tained a report giving an estimation of
the expenditures made by the cemetery
trustees for the last two years. We were
compelled to estimate the expenditures
as Mr. Oakley said that the book was
lost that contained the items. Since
that time the book has been found and
we have been looking up. the accounts
and will be ready to make a full report
in our next issue.
The Independent Well Liked.
Omaha, Neb,, April 26, 1896.
Editor Independent: The Indepen
dent is doing good work wherever it
goes and is well liked here.
The "Creditor Nation" Prosper.
The "Creditor Nation," as Mr. Glad
stone called England, is prosperous.
The continuance of the gold standard
policy throughout the civilized world
brings fish of all kinds to her
nets. She has a rising revenue and a
haudsome surplus, and is discussing
what she had best do with it. She does
not mean to spend it on her war for the
conquest of the Soudan. That Egypt is
to pay for, not because England means
to restore her old boundaries before eva
cuating the country, but because Eng
land does not mean to evacuate Egypt
at all, and intends to carry her line of
occupation in Africa southward through
Nyanaland to Cape Colony, skirting the
Italian and German possessions, which
lie along the eastern shore of the conti
ent. Two home expenses are to be met by the
surplus. The first is the relief of local
taxation on English land. This form of
wealth has contributed little or nothing
to the national treasury, since it was re
lieved from taxation by the Restoration
Parliament. It has, however, to pay for
keeping up the roads, relieving the poor,
and similar outlays, which the county
councils control. The English landowner
and farmer having been all but ruined by
the gold Standard, is staggering under
this burden of the rates. He wants pro
tection, which would enable him to carry
on his industry under the condition
favorable to prosperity. This the Tories
have not the courage to propose, al
though they are not opposed to it on
principle. So they propose to pay a big
slice of his local taxation instead.
They Made a Mistake.
Plutocracy made just one mistake in
their campaign against the rights of the
people. They bought the city dailies in
stead of the country weeklies. They cap
tured the entire city press with perhaps
a half dozen exceptions, and whether
democratic, republican, prohibiton or
religious, the great city newspapers have
been bowling for a gold standard. In
the West, the Chicago Tribune, once the
radical exponent of free silver doctrine.
is now the upholder of gold monometal
ism. The Omaha Bee, which flourished
and grew great as an anti-monopoly
organ, now falls down before the golden
calf and has abandoned the cause of the
people. Perhaps it expects a small piece
of the calf. The State Journal was for
silver in 1890,but iu 1896 it eats its own
words, takes back all its brave utter
auces, and becomes the servant of Wall
aud Lombard Streets. Central City
Send us 15 cents and we will send yon
a copy 01 uoins f inancial school.
TILLMAN DESOUNCES P0PDLI8M.
Declares be Will Never go to the Populist
On May 1, Senator Tillman made a
speech in the seate. The following is an
extract from it:
''I expect to go to Chicago as a dele
gate to the national convention. I ex
pect to do my level best as a democrat
to keep my party back out of the woods
of republicanism and to throw off all
slough and rotteness that it has accum
ulated during the last three years. But
if boodle is to win at Chicago, then I am
williing to take my bat and bid the sen
ator from New York and all like him. a
1 his sentence was delivered iu such a
ludicrous manner as to provoke a gen
eral laugh through the chamber.
"As to where 1 will go," Mr. Tillman
resumed, "I do not know. I will not go
to populism for populism is simply an
expression of wrath and anger on the
part of disgusted democrats and dis
gusted republicans. The populists were
in error at the last presidential election.
They spattered themselves on the wall.
(Laughter.) Those of us democrats
who have not been debauched or who do
not allow gold to control us, will line up
somewhere, but we will not be, after the
election, under the gold standard. If we
do not get a recognition of silver at the
Chicago convention then the democratic
party is dead and gone forever. A new
party will spring into existence."
Spreading Common Seute
Editor Nebraska Independent: Please
send the Independent to me at Roscoe,
Mo. You are spreading good common
sense among your many readers and will
undoubtedly show its good effects after
the first Tuesday in November next. I
came down here from Logan county,
Neb., two years ago Union Pacific freight
rates, high bank interest, and continual
drouth compelled me to leave my old be
loved state. Hope she may be able to
redeem herself all around, and continue
to prosper for all time to come, which
she will without a doubt with sufficient
rainfall, peoples party government and
the Nebraska Independent to keep them
in line. The woods down here are full of
calamity howlers and tired of the old
parties. Hain and bard labor alone fails
to make them a living they find.
J. Dourte. t
THEY BURNED THE MONEY.
Over $400,000,000 Burned and Re
tired in one Year.
At the beginning of the fiscal year
1866 (July 1, 1865) the amount of
paper money in circulation in the United
States was $2,122,437,841.02. During
the year as appears from the report of
the secretary of the treasury for 1866,
on page 164, $211,239,515.41 was "re
tired, counted, and destroyed" as fol
lows: Old lasae demand notes ..$ 200,440 75
New iBBue leal tender notes 8,7U-M70 86
One year 5 per cent notes 6,816, 101 nil
Two year 5 per cent notes 2,5ilh,4'-7 50
Two year 5 per cent cupon notes.. 38,33,07 50
Six per cent compound Interest.... 81.246.S29 00
Gold Certificates 6i.iM3.W0 00
First issue fractional currency. .. . 2.8H7.307 88
Second Issue fractional currency... 7.508.479 78
Third issue fractional currency.... 6,414,844 49
Discount on a bore for mutila
tions 17,813 86
, $ 211.239,515 41
During the year $181,096,804 was re
tired from circulation, but not destroyed,
as appears from page 168 of the same
report, as follows:
Demand notes redeemable in coin! 288,121 00
One year 5 per cent notes 2,151,287 00
Two year 6 per cent Botes 6,209.83ft 00
Two year 5 per cent capon notes 1,078,650 00
Three year com pound interest
notes.... 172,889,611 00
S 181,096.804 00
On the 30th day of June, 1896, as ap
pears on pages 25 and 26 of the report,
the amount of goveinment paper money
out was $1,550,506,311.61 as follows:
Compound interest notes due 1867
and 68 1 159,012,140 00
Treaaurv notes seven-thirties due
1867 and 1868 806,251,550 00
Temporary loan, ten days notice 120,176,196 65
Certificates of indebtedness past
due 26,891,000 00
United States notes 400,891.368 00
Fractional currency 27,070.876 96
Gold certificates o( deposit 10,713.180 00
Abolish Industrial Slavery.
There can be neither happiness, pro
gress, nor morality among a people
where industrial slavery obtains; aid
precisely in proportion as the agrarian
population are pushed to the wall
through low prices for products and ex
cessive charges for transportation of
their products, the artisan will suffer,
aud later the merchant, the manufac
turer, and all men engaged in creating
wealth and carrying on legitimate busi
ness will find themselves caught between
the upper and nether millstones of the
British gold power and the Wall street
gamblers. This fact will appeal to the
conviction of every thinking man who is
not blinded by prejudice or guided by a
blind subserviency to a partisan press or
demagogues who betray the wealth-creator
for place or profit. The Arena,
The Biggest Scheme on Earth.
History shows that the demone
tization of silver and the subsequent
legislation which has practically doubled
the exchange value of gold in 23 years,
was the greatest scheme for robbery ever
formed in this world. Those who put
through the various laws are those who
have been benefited by the increasing
measure of value. The wealthy creditors
who thought that by manipulating leg
islation they could practically double
their material possessions in a few years,
have accomplished their ends. But at
what an expense to humanity? As a
further example of the immense power
wielded by those who are benefited by
an appreciating money, is the fact that
thus far they have successfully resisted
the people in their efforts to return to
a stable measure of value. -National ISi
Ton are Right Mr. Barker.
It is time that a great industrial
country should cease to maintain a cab
inet system, in which diplomacy, law,
finance, army and navy have the major
ity of members. That distribution cor
responds very poorly with our national
life and its interests. The American,
kin whoa adrerttaeaieats sppar la this tot
aeia are thorooxbiy reliable, aid unelaaae s
Iraated to them will receive proaipt aad carefa)
MCNEKNET EAGER, attorneys-at-law. 104
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f L. STARK, Attorney-at-Law, Aarosa, He
ONQ MATHEW, AUoonays-at-Law, Loop
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R. H. B. LOWRT. 117 North 11th Street. Lla-
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Machines shipped to all parte of the state.
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BEN In Lincoln, Populists should stop at the
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WM. I.ERSE, Lawyer. 21 8onth Eleventh
Street, Lincoln, Neb,, Will personally attend
to all business with care and promptness.
BERDROW A THOMSON, Attorneys and coun-selors-at-law.
Room 4, over Cent Neb. Nat'l
Bank, David City, Neb.
ROBIST WHEELER, Attoroey-At-Law, 239
South Hth street, Lincoln, Neb. El-Judge
Fifth District. Business given prompt attention
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If you will write me, (riving full partic
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QUESTION Who invented the
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ANSWER-Cyrus Hall McCor-
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Q. Who builds' the best grain and
grass-cutting machinery at the
A. The McCormick Harvesting
Q. Were their machines operated
in the World's Fair field tests?
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Q. Were the machines of their
competitors so operated?
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A. Because they were afraid of
Q. What proportion of the world's
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A. About one-third.
Q. Why did the farmers of the
world buy 60,000 McCormick
Mowers in 1895?
A. Because the McCormick No.
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The new McCormick Light-Running
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