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THE INDEPENDENT TUB. CO,
Figures always lie when the liars fig
ure. The republicans have forsaken the
guide of their youth and forgotten their
covenants with the people.
The democrats had their inning and
they made a goose egg. Now it is the
turn of pops at the bat
When the beaten free silver democrats
come back from Ceicago they will say
"They just bought His. "
Nebraska has already bad three state
conventions, all un by bosses. There
will be another one pretty soon. That
will not be run by bosses.
The politicians who are buying conven
tions and nominations should remem
ber that riches profit not in the day of
A firm in Omaha is advertising a bug
exterminator at $20 a gross. If it will
kill gold bugs the Independent will take
a gross. -
Senator Stewart's daughter will be
married June 16 at 1 o'clock. The old
silver knight of the mountains is for 10
to 1 on all accasions.
If you want the news, take a popnlist
paper and you will get it. If you want
lies read the Associated Press reports.
It furnishes them free by the thousand.
It was James Buchanan and not
Abraham Lincoln who signed the Morrill
tariff of which the republicans talk so
Wharton Barker says the Sherman
McKinley financial plank of Ohio
is like a pious confession of faith in.
terlarded with blasphemies and whether
the authors mean piety or blasphemy
remains to be seen.
Allen was a little more tender with
IliLL than he was with Gear, but when
the scrap was over Hill did'nt need any
body to tell him that he had been hard
bit. He was very concious of that fact.
A good many republican conventions
these days are declaring for free silver
and the gold standard in the same reso
lution, or what is the same thing, for
they demand free silver and instruct the
delegates to vote for McKinley.
The two Johns, Carlisle and Sherman
have a good deal to say about fifty
cent and 100 cent dollars. Now will they
please tell us what a "cent" is, so .that
we can find out what they are talking
TheArkansaw Kicker prints anony
mous letters to assault personal charac
ter, and publishes private and confiden
tial correspondence, neither of which any
man can do and be a populist or a gen
tleman. "The fool foldeth his hands to
gether and eateth bis own flesh."
The Johns are all of one kind. There
is Jonn Sherman, John Carlisle, John
Thurston and our dear Meiklejohn.
One of these days when the old farmer
gets desperate raising ten cent corn and
thirty cent wheat, he will call out to bis
boy "Johnny get your gun," and the
: Johns will have to settle or fight.
'Oh! to be a democrat
In these, the latter days,
When most of us are standing at
The parting of the ways;
Or sitting still astride the fence,
Like blackbirds in a row,
Prospecting where, a few months hence,
'Twill be the best to go.
Prof. Fisher complains, in the Journal
of economics, because none of the stand'
ard economists have published any new
books, while the country is flooded with
such an enormous amount of trash
The Independent can Bee no grounds
for such a complaint. The former works
of these men cover the whole field, The
crop of truths connected with the sub
ject of money has been completely
threshed out. There is nothing new,
that is true that can be said. Thequan
titative theory is a settled fact inscience
It can no more be overthrown than the
Copernican theory of the Universe. What
is the use of rewriting what has been so
well stated that it cannot be improved
upon. If men want to understand the
functions of money or laws that regulate
its value, let them read the standard
economists, and give the go by to the
recent trash, paid for and printed by
the Wall street gang of gamblers, not
one of whose writers has any standing in
tne world of science.
TIIK IIA1L1MU 1-flWIB,
The awful uowi-r that great railroads
hare in coi.gr is illustrated in the
senate amendment to tne nn
bor bill appropriating $3,098,0(10 for
Santa Monica harbor, California, which
as nut in for the benefit of Mr.
Huntington. All the people of Califor
nia and all their representatives in both
the house and senate protest against it,
but Senator Gear and his Pacific railroad
committee insist upon it. Two boards
of the U. S. Army engineers have also
unanimouslyreported against it.
Last Friday while Senator white of
California was speaking against the ap
propriation Senator Gray asked if there
was not some official recommendation
in favor of the Santa Monica harbor.
None on earth," answered Mr. White, "and
further, this appropriation of 3,O98,00O 1 pro
poed without an estimats or recommendation."
Mr. George added further question, -uo i
underetand," he asked, "that two board Of
army engineer, sworn to the pertorormance of
their dnty, navs reported against the appropria
tion which the committee recommend to the
"And do I understand that the two California
senators and the representrtive from the district
oppoee the appropriation which the committee
'I It a fact that no evidence exists In favor of
the project except that of the two men In the em
ploy of the Southern Pacific railroad?"
Mr. White answered that other bad given their
opinion and views, but there ware no other pro
fessional engineering report.
Mr. Bate added that the commercial bodies of
the locality were opposed to the Santa Monica
A power that can so control commit
tees of the United States senate, is dan
gerous to free institutions. Something
must be done to overthrow it. There is
one consolation to Nebraska however.
This state has one Senator there that
will fight that power while there is breath
left in his body.
WHY BLAINE WAS NOT ELECTED.
The followers of James G. Blaine were
amazed beyond measure when he was
defeated for the presidency, and to this
day cannot account for it. They refuse
to believe that it was "rum, Romanism
and rebellion that did it. What then did
it? It was Blaine's speech of February
7,1878 that did it. In that speech in
favor of free coinage he said:
"The German empire the very year
after we made our specific declaration
for paying our bonds in coin, passed a
law destroying, sofar as lay in its power
the value of silver as money.
"I do not say that it was specifically
aimed at this country" the Rothschilds
do not aim at the wind," but it was
passed regardless of its effect upon, and
was followed, according to public and
nndeuied statements and by legal in
vestment on the part of the German gov
ernment iuour bonds, with a view, it
was understood, of holding them as a
coin reserve for drawing gold from us to
aid in establishing their new gold stand
ard at home.
"Thus by our move, the German gov
ernment destroyed, so far as lay in its
power, the then existing value of silver
as money, enhanced consequently the
value of gold, and then got into position
to draw gold from us at the moment Of
its need, which would also be the moment
of our sorest distress."
The money power never forgave Blaine
for that speech, and while it rules in this
country, no man who antagonizes it can
be elected president. McKinley under
stands that well enough. The question
Shall the- money power continue to
MORE GOLD BUG LOGIC.
Goldite editors must think the people
are all idiots if one is to judge from the
logic of their writings. Take the follow
ing from the New York World for an
"The workingman who receives a silver
dollar in payment of wages is able to
buy as much with it as if it were a gold
dollar. But if free coinage. were decreed,
the gold standard would be at once
abandoned. The silver dollar worth 52
cents, would become the standard. The
dollar that now buys 100 cents' worth
of any commodity would buy only 52
cents' worth. Do workingmen want
their wages reduced in purchasing power
in this way?
"Again, thefarmer wants 'more money,
But free silver coinage would reduce the
total monetary circulation by about one-
half, and instead of getting more money
than the $2,000,000,000 now in circula
tion we should have about $1,000,000,
all told. Does the farmer demand
contraction of this Bort, with a wheat
price to match?"
That is, the identically same silver
dollar would be a 52 cent dollar in the
hand of a wage worker and a 200 cent
dollar in the hand of a farmer. May the
Lord have mercy on their sinful souls.
GERE GIVES IT UP -
In an editorial the other day the State
Journal abandoned all its crazy fads
and issues, about redundancy of money
causing low prices, all its cherished the.
ories about "intrisics value," etc. and
made the following statement:
Men and nations may resolve never to carry the
issue of paper money beyond a limit that seem'
perfectly safe. But let the pinch come and the
point of saftey 1b forgotten. When a man is tretn
bling on the brink of bankruptcy he will resort to
desperate expedients to keep from falling over'
When a people is in hard lines it Is almost itnpos.
sible to prevent the isene ot more cheap money, if
the government is already committed to that policy.
Thefonly saftey for the cnrrency-isjto have it based
on something that it is Impossible to get in euffl
cient quanity to lower the price.
It is the "quanity" then that fixes the
price of money. That is the very point
that the goldites have always denied
They have claimed that there was an
"Intrinsic value" in gold that never
changed regardless of quantity. The In
dependent is glad to see the State Jour
nal abandoning its wild-eyed.crazy theor
ies and making a stagger toward reason
and common sense.
The liars belt, which is awarded weekly
to the man telling the biggest lie, goes
this week to John G. Carlisle. He was
kind enough to send us a copy of bis re
cent Chicago speech. It was very diffi
cult to decide which was the biggest lie
in the speech, for it was interlarded with
tremendous whoppers from beginning to
end. Finally, one toward the end of the
speech was decided to be entitled to the
belt. He says if free and unlimited coin
age of silver were established in this
country, "payment of allow obligations
held abroad would be demanded in gold
at once." r
The Independent will leave it to any
honest man if that isn't entitled to the
belt. Mind that he Bays, that the hold
ers of all our debts abroad would de
mand payment "in gold," "at once."
A large part o our debt abroad is gov
ernment bonds. On the face of every one
of them is printed these words:
"This bond is issued in accordance
wittt the provisions of an act of congress
approved January 29, 1871, and is re
deemable at the'treasury of the United
States in coin of the standard value of
the UnitedStatesonsaid July 14,1870."
Now an Englishman would look rath
er rediculous standing at the door of the
treasury "demanding gold" for a pieq
of paper like that. But Mr. Carlisle saysT
that "all'1 of the foreigners would be
there "at once," ."demanding gold" for
their bonds and stock, no matter if they
were not due for twenty or thirty years.
Think of what a troubled dream Mr .Carl
isle must have had before he ennnnciated
that awful prophecy. His whisky must
have been foul stuff indeed, to enable him
to see, Ichelheimer, Heideback, Seleig
man.Lazarus.SFreere and all their clien-
tale, filling thestreet between Treasury
and the Rigg s house, holding high
above their heads,handfulls of bonds and
yelling at the tops of their voices: "Dese
bonds is not due, but gif me dot gold at
Mr. Carlislejthe belt is yours.
THE BOND INVESTIGATION.
Senator Peffor's resolution to invest!,
gate the bond deals after being amended
passed the senate. The finance com
mittee, and not a select committee, will
do the investigating.
There is plenty of swindling to be ex
posed if the committee will only do it.
There have been four bond issues. On the
second one for $62,000,000 the account
stands this way.
Face of loan $62,815,000
Morgan-Belmont paid 140.49 as pre-
United States got 65,112,943
Morgan-Belmont got irom Dan Ken
syndicate at 12j 69,948,587
Morgan-Belmont syndicate's first profit 4,835,644
Bankers' syndicate got from public at
Banker's syndicate's second profit.... 3,583,113
United States lost by transaction and
the bond syndicate made an appar
ent clear profit of 8,418,757
The United States, therefore, lost by
this transaction the difference between
the price they took and the market
price, the sum of $8,418,757.
On the last loan of $100,000,000 the
bankers profits were on the same order
and the government received $10,000,000
ess than the market price. Eighteen
million dollars taxed out of the people
and given tojthe bankers in one year is
part of the price thejeoplepay for voting
the old party tickes.
There were four bond deals of this
kind. On the one alone, it costs every
voter, black and white, in the whole
United States Jabout $1.25 each, and
that is only a small part of what they
have to pay for the privilege of voting
tor a democrat or republican gold bug.
WHAT IS CREDIT 7
The republican catch phrase just at
present is: "Maintain the government
credit." This most be done if tens of
thousands of business men are bank
rupted, our American farmers reduced
to the condition of serfs and tenants,
millions of working men sent out to
tramp in search of work, our prisons
and asylums filled with . criminals and
the iqsane, and at whatever other cost
is necessary to do it.' What is "credit"
that we shall so suffer that the nation
may have it? It is simply "the power to
borrow." With credit the nation can
borrow, without credit it cannot borrow,
Would it not be more like good com
mon sense to ask us to endure, these
sufferings to obtain the "power to pay"
instead of "the power to borrow?" The
underlying difference between populism
and republicanism is, the populists want
"power to pay," the republicans want
"power to borrow."
NO BOSSES FOR US.
The Independent protests against the
very damaging charges that a few popu
listeditors are making against the consti
tuted authorities of the party and almost
its whole membership. As far as such
men as Taubeneck and Weaver are con
cerned, they need no defense, and if they
did, they are perfectly able to defend
themselves, but the mass of membership
of the party, about whom these vile cal
umnies are published, are practically de
fensless, and it is for them, that that the
Independent desires to speak.
When any editor publishes that any
man can go to a populist state conven
tion and either buy or boss it, he pub
lishes a lie. Populists are not that kind
of men. Whenever it is said that Taube
neck, Weaver or any other man can
round up the delegates of any populist
tut convention, compos J as thf are
of the best men in the party, and get
them to stifle their conviction, or pursue
a policy contrary to the best judgment
of these old toil worn farmers, it is a
slander and a falsehood. Populist dele
gates are not that kind of men. They
have ideals, they have principles. When
they leave their work, pay their railroad
fare and hotel bill to attend a state con
vention it is not for the purpose of
abandoning their principles at the dicta
tion of any boss, and the man who as
sert that any populist state convention
has been or can be ruled by bosses is a
slanderer of the rank and file of the
The Call wauts Lincoln's reservation-burnt-district-gambling-bouse-wide-bpen
Mayor to be counnty treasurer,. and we
suppose when he gets there, to ap
point all the boodle aldermen, depu
ties and clerks. No doubt he will get the
republican support. He is the kind of a
man the republicans like.
The Call further says: "He has quite as
persistently refused to be a candidate
until forced at least to consider the so
licitation of his friends to accept this
further honor. It is a well know fact
that many prominent business men favor
the candidacy of Mr. Graham and that
theyare urging him to announce his can
didacy," and that "he is eminently fitted
for the duties."
Now the Independent wishes to de
- unce those "friends" who persist in
inging the name of this modest, retir-
jkshful, virtuous and chaste citizen be'
fore the public in this glaring and inde
cently open manner against his earnest
protests. It is a shame to harrow the
delicate feeligs of a modest man in such a
way. If they keep on, he will be ashamed
to appear on the street without a veil
over his face.
NEBRASKA'S FAWNING COURTIERS,
The Lyons Mirror quotes this from Walt
Mason: "There are some Nebraska edi
tors who carry their admiration for John
M. Thurston to the point of adoration.
The able senator should issue a card
stating whether he is really a demigod."
After quoting it, the Mirror seriously
ask this question: "We would like to
ask Editor Walt Mason if he knows of a
greater orator in the world than John
M. Thurston, or a greater leader among
That actually appeared in the Lyons
Mirror of May 7, 1896. One has to read
the republican papers of the state to
learn the condition of fawning servility
to which they have been reduced. A
courtier of Louis XIV could not beat
WHAT IS THE STANDARD.
There Isn't a double standard conntry in all
the world, never has been and never will De.
Belton Journal, (Texas.)
There is not a single silver standard, a
single gold standard, a double standard,
or a bimetallic standard country now,
never was and never will be while the
world stands. The standard in any
county is the whole volume of money,
made up of gold, silver, copper, nickle
paper bank credits and every thing else
that does money duty. The increase of
any one of them will raise prices, and a
decrease will lower prices. Howeven
bank credits cannot be increased for any
length of time out of proportion with
the amount of full legal tender money
All the uthers can be increased or di
minished by law, and the increased or
diminished output of mines.
THEY BOUGHT MICHIGAN.
The most astounding result of any
state convention ever held was that o'
the democratic state convention of Mich
igan, over 150 majority of the delegates
had been elected as straight 16 to 1 free
silver men. But on the voting the gold
men not only elected the four delegates
at large, but adopted a"sound" money
resolution and one requiring the dele
gates to vote as a unit. The national
democratic conventions may have 500
majority for free silver, but if the money
power wants it it can get it just as easily
as it did the Michigan convention.
Before the war the anti-elavery agita
tors were fiercely denounced because agi
tation unsettled business. Over thirty
years after, the very same cry is raised
against the modern reformers. The old
oligarchy and the new is as like as two
peas in a pod.
The National bankers seem to think
that the populist party cannot harm
thom because it has no money with which
to conduct a campaign, and if they can
control the two old parties they can
safely go on with their robberies. To
conduct a campaign without money they
deem an impossibility.
The republican leaders of Kansas, Cy.
Leland and A. W. Smith are sueing each
other for libel. Both of these "redeemers"
have been telling tales out of school.
And it is likely that this time they both
told the truth.
A SONG OF ROTHSCHILD.
Sing a song ot Rothschild, scheming for onr
Bis servants, Cleveland and Carlisle, doing as
The treasury they open, Pierpont began to
"Isn't this a dainty dish to set before a king."
Carlisle In the treasury, counting out the money,
All the people working while Rothschild gets
The people almost starving, wearing cast-off
Vainly asking congress where all the monoy
Vorway, S. C. LEON WEATHERSEEN.
IILIND A8VLOI MFKBISTKNDENT.
The North-Western Journal of Educa
tion is edited and published by one J. If.
Miller of Lincoln, y jbraaka. In the May
number of this journal, page 292, the
ed itor published the following article: .
Governor Ho! comb ban appointed Mr. W. A.
Jones, of Hastings, superintendent of th insti
tute fur the blind. The position should be held by
an expert, and not be a political gift. But bo
better political appointment could have been
made, and the governor i to be congratulated.
If the governor has any other educational ap
pointments to make, we hope he will select men
who are actually engaged In the publie school
work of Nebraska. There are many school men
of bis party who would fill with honor any ap
pointment in his power to make.
The reader will observe that the editor
first states the fact of the appointment.
Then he states that the position should
be held by an expert, and not be apoliti
cal gift. To this proposition the whole
people of the state without regard to
party will not only consent, but will em
phasize it with a hearty "Amen!" He
nexta congratulates the governor on his
appointment as a political gift to Mr.
It is clear that the editor intends to
emphasize the idea to the teachers of the
state of all grades and to the people who
read his paper that the appointment is a
political one and that it was not made
on the ground of the eminent fitness of
Mr. Jones to fill the place. In other
words that Mr. Jones is not an expert as
an educator, bnt that he is simply a
This education (?) editor then goes on
to advise the governor, with eminent
gall, that the populist party has within
its ranks plenty of teachers who would
honor any educational position within
his appointing power. To this
proposition the people without regard
to party will consent.
But- the intellectual and moral size of
this editor is revealed in his advice to the
governor that in thefuture he shall select
from men who are actually engaged in
school work in Nebraska.
It makes no difference with this ethical
editor, how long, nor how elaborate, the
pedagogical training of a man may have
been, nor bow eminently successful his
work may have been, nor what qualifica
tions he may have in addition to those
of the schoolmaster, if he is not actually
engaged in teaching in Nebraska in some
country cross-road school house, or is
not "City Superintendent" over a half
dozen teachers in a Nebraska village, the
governor is advised not to appoint
such men to an important educational
Now by way of an explanation and in
defense of the governor's appointment of
Mr. Jones as superintendent of the insti
tute for the blind we call attention to the
following on the same page and in the
same column above referred to, third
paragraph above is the following
Arnold Tompkins has recently written a book
for Ginn Co.. entitled "The Philosophy of
School Management." We have not seen the
book, but we have no doubt but that it is a
strong book. Professor Tompkins writes for
thoughtful teachers. Would that we had no,
In the above article the editor states
the book was written for Ginn & Co.
On the back of the title page of this
book is this imprint. "Copyrfght 1895
by Arnold Tompkins, all rights reserved.'
So it was written by Arnold Tompkins
and printed for Arnold Tompkins by
Ginn &Co., Boston, U. S. A. and London.
The title page of the book bears this
"The school is an organized spiritual
unity. W. A. Jones."
This is the same W. A. Jones the gover
nor appointed as superintendent of the
institute for the blind.
The preface contains the following-
the book, "The Philosophy of School
Management" lies before us
"The spirit of the book is clearly traceable to
contact with W. A. Jones, first president of the
Indiana State Normal School, Had it not been
for the Influence of his class work, and hi
daily practice in management, this book would,
perhaps, not have been written; and I can but
wish it, even a more worthy monument to the
memory of the man whose potent ideas
stimulated so many to earnest efforts in plant
ing fundamental educational doctrines. For
wise counsel In the general treatment of the sub
ject, I am ever gratified to L. H, Jones, superin
tendent ot schools, Oevland, Ohio."
L. H. Jones was an associate teacher
in the Indiana State Normal school with
W. A. Jones when the latter was at the
head of that institntion. L. H. has writ
ten as strong endorsement of the peda
gogical theories of W. A. Jones as did
Arnold Tompkins in the above quota
Arnold Tompkins is today Professor
of pedagogy in the State University of
Illinois and is known as one of theablest
educators in the United States.
So it seems that when the editor of the
North-Western Journal of Education en
dorsed the book of Prof. Tompkins as a
strong book which it most cenrtainly is,
he unwittingly was endorsing W. A
Jones as an expert.
The governor knew all this although,
Mr. Miller did not. Farther, William A.
Bell of Indianapolis, editor of the Indi
ana School Journal for now more than
twenty-five years, who knows the whole
history of education in Indiana and the
men who have developed it, says in a
private letter that W. A. Jones did,more
for the cause of public education in Indi
ana than any man living or dead. This
is very strong language. The governor
knew this but Mr. Millerdid not perhaps,
The evidence is all on the side of the
governor that he knew what he was
doing appointing an expert, and that
J. II. Miller, editor of the North-Western
Journal of Education will know more if
he continues bis advice to the governor.
Three desperate efforts of Mr. Miller to
cover up his narrow, bigoted, hide-bound
republican partizauship, only rav?a
more surely to public view. This review
is not written in defense of Prof. Jones.
He is perfectly able to defend himself,
but to stand up for Nebraska and its
public institutions which are the equal of
those of any other state of like popula
tion. Tht insinuation that any of the
educational institutions of the state are
in incompetent bands, the Independent
repudiates, and the efforts of Mr. Miller
to circulate that impression to the injury
of the state, we deuouce as the utterance
of a bigoted little partizan who thinks it
is reputable to foul his own nest.
Briceand thegordbugs say that if botb
old parties declare for the gold standard,
that will of necessity make the tariff the
only issue and is just what they want.
. The republican catch phrase in the last -presidential
campaign was: "Cheap
goods mean cheap men." Then they
joined the democrats in legislation which
they knew would make goods cheaper
than they were ever known to be in the
history of the world. According to their
logic there are now in the United States
about 15,000,000 of the cheapest men
who ever drew the breath of life.
The People's Party advocate of Wash
ington, Lousiana says that a governor
has never yet been elected to succeed him
self. Foster has never broken the record '
for fraud, but this record he will not
break; no, not even if seated by the leg
islature, for his most partisan supporters
no longer claim that he has been elected.
Mr. Mary of the Governor's office re
turned with his bride from an extended
bridal trip last Monday. They visited
friends, explored the eastern cities, saw
the sights and have returned to be greet
ed wun pleasure Dy tneir many friends
who all continue to wish them a long
life of uninterupted happiness.
Certainly it Does.
The Nebraska Independnnt know
what it is talking about. Polk county
True as the Gospel.
Every speech and every editorial of the-
old party leaders in favor of free silver
simply means this: "Don't quit us, don't
go to me popniists." mat s ail. Peo
ple's Party Paper. .
Silver Went Up.
When the free coinage bill passed the-
senate in 1880 and it was thought that
President Harrison wrmlii nio-n if. if if.
t e - - - "
passed the house, the price of silver went
.. 11 4.1 I J tm , nn
up an over me wuriu 10 ?i.zu an ounce.
The passage of the bill and the signature
of the nresident wnnlrl hnvn aont.it-. nn.
the other nine cents at once. And yet
there are people who tell us you can't
legislate value into anything. The Kan
The Norfolk Asylum.
Governor Holcomb has decided that
the charges against Dr. Mackey are false
and the motive that actuated the ac
cusers was political and supplemented
with a desire for revenge by discharged
employees. What we object to was the
bias that the daily paper at Norfolk used
in reporting tne case. The eovernor is t(y
be commended for the readiness in look
ing up the records madeby his appointee..
A republican governor would hardly no
nce cnarges against nis appointees when
sworn affidavits of dishonesty and theft
were Drought against them. Howells
He Couldn't Explain.
Last Saturday Holcomb asked Frank
Lockard if he really believed that a high
tariff cheapened prices. Frank thought
it did. "Then," said Holcomb, "I wish,
you would take it off from farm pro
ducts; for they are getting so low we,
can't stand it." Frank then tried to ex
plain that the tariff raises the prices of
everything one has to sell and cheapens
everything One wants to buy; but he
couldn't make Holcomb understand.
The Liberator (Kansas.)
How Crisp Favors Silver.
Vicksbcrg, Miss., April 25, 1896.
Hon. C. F. Crisp, Washington, D. C.
You are quoted by Congressman Spen
cer as favoring the re-election of Catch
ings, the gold standard candidate in ths
district, and this is being used and
flaunted by the goldbug press. Can this
be true? E. B. Bobbins.
Washington, D. C, April 25, 1896.
E. B. Robbins, Vicksburg, Miss.
I said to Spencer thatCatchings was so
valuable a member and had been so true
to me that I hoped he would be re
elected IN spite of his financial views.
Charles F. Crisp.
The populist ticket in Lousiana carried
the state by nearly 40,000 majority, but
fraudulent returns from black counties
offset this and gave a reputed victory
for the democrats. Thecase will be hotly
contested in the courts, however, and the
populists have a good chance to win, as
the evidence of fraud is .indisputable.
Free Republic (Ky.)
The Beet Sugar Bounty.
The republican legislature re-enacted
the beet sugar bounty law, with a great
flourish of trumpets, proclaiming they
would fill the state with sugar. What is
the result? The sugar trust has Dre-
ventea tne Duuaing of a single sugar
factory in the state. Oxnard has col
lected the bounty at the expense of a de
pleted state treasury, and the Nebras
fcans pay as much for their sugar as the
purchasers of that product do in any
state in this country. Allen News.
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