The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, September 17, 1896, Page 6, Image 6

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Sept. 17. 1896
The Kinking Nhlp.
The following letter from the "National
Committee on Sound Money" dated at
New York was received at this office thi
morning. It ia simply another instance
of the dire extremity in which the re
publican party, which baa the magnifl
rant gall to style itself the aound money
party, are really in. They are beginning
to realize as the day of battle draws
niarh that heroic measures must be
adopted to stem the free silver tide
which is sweeping orer this country, or
the party is doomed to ignominious de
feat. The Post presumes that some of
the gold bug sheets in Lincoln will take
advantage of this "splendid oppor
tunity" which the "sound money" com
mittee offers, as it will enable thera to
fill their papers up with gold standard
fallacies without the expenditure of a
single cent unless it be the expreeaage on
the stereoptype plate matter and if
"real hard pressed" this great "sound
money" party will see that even that ex
peuse will be attended to. Behold this
glittering, gilt edged gold standard
Committee on Sound CqnnENcy Exe
cutivb Committee Calvin Tompkins,
Chairman: L. Cabholl Root, Kecke
tarv 52 William Street, New York,
Sept. 10, 1890. Dear Sir: This com
mittee is now prepared to oner you
sound currency plate matter until No
vember. You can have a page of our
regular plates every two weeks through
either of the following plate associations:
American Press association; Interna
tional Press association; A. N. Kellogg
Newspaper company: Century Tress com
pany. Should you order through the
American Press association and should
there be no other paper in your place
using our matter, we can, if deemed ad
visable, give you a page every week.
Enclosed is sample of our regular pages.
J. We can also offer you plates of either
of the following speeches: Of Secretary
John G. Carlisle, at Chicago; of Judge
George N. Aldredge, at Atlanta; of lion.
Janips T. McCleary, in congress, and the
lion. Carl Schurz in Chicago. Each of
these speeches occupies one full page of
plates in nonpareil type. They are, we
believe, the best speeches yet made to
put before the general reader.
The enclosed order blanks explain the
terms upon which we offer these plates.
We make no charge for them, but leave
expressage to be paid by yon. Should
you desire to use these plates, and yet be
unwilling or unable to pay expressage, it
is possible that the republican commit
tee or other sound money organization
in your congressional district, might be
willing to help you in this respect.
If your paper is a ready-print and is
printed bv the Western Newspaper
Union, A. N. Kellogg Newspaper Co., Ne
braska Newspaper Union, Chicago News
paper Union, Sioux City Printing Co.. or
the Northwestern Newspaper Union, you
can have two or three columns of our
matter inserted each week free of charge.
All orders for plates should be sent di
rect to our office. Orders for ready-print
matter can be sent to the office where
your paper is printed. Yours truly,
Calvin Tompkins.
Chairman of the Executive Committee.
The question is simply this: If the
single gold standard of the republican
party is such a splendid thing and the
voters of this country are so impatient
to get to the polls to vote for it, why is
it necessary to buy up the columns of
every sheet in the country which has not
the courage of its convictions norths
honor to come out and declare for what
they know to be the best, most substan
tial and most logical financial principle
the free and unlimited coinage of sil
verbefore the people today.
The above letter is proof positive that,
McKinleyism is doomed and that its ad
vocates are grasping at every straw in
an effort to save the sinking ship no
matter what the cost may be, and it is
with no little encouragement that the
.supporters of right and principle, after
the hard struggle they have been mak
ing thus far this campaign observe the
vast inroads that are being made in the
ranks of the g. o. p.
A Little Matter of History.
To the Editor:
John J. Ingalls in his speech on the
Bland-Allison bill in the United States
Senate, Feb., 15, 1878, said, "There is
strong evidence that the destruction of
the legal tender power of silver was the
culmination of a scheme long entertained
by the holders of the public debt of this
country, devised by them for the purpose
of appreciating the value of their invest
ments, regardless of the ruin and desola
tion which it would bring upon the lab
oring and productive classes of the na
tion. "If we are to have amonometalic stan
dard I believe silverto be immeasurably
preferred to gold. It is less subject to
fluctuation, its production is more
steady, its costs more uniform. No en
during fabric of national prosperity can
be builded on gold. Gold is the money
of monarchs. Its tendency is to accu
mulate in vast masses in commercial cen
ters, and to move from kingdom to king
dom in such volumes as to unsettle val.
ues and disturb the finances of the world
It is the instrument of gamblers and
speculators, and the idol of the miser
and thief. No people in a great emer
'gency ever found a faithful ally in gold."
"But silver is the money of the people.
It is the money of wages and retail. Its
tendency is towards diffusion and dis
semination. It enters into the minute
concerns of traffic, and is exchanged day
by day lor daily bread.
"On noticible feature in all the argu
ments of the monometalists, is an elab
orate effort to surround capital with
some pecular sanctity, to hedge it about
with special divinity, to separate accu
mulations from wages, to discriminate
between the dollar that was earned yes-
vto t ino Aornor.
orer but not for the capitalist.
"The odious cant about repudiation'
and dishonor, is a knavish device to in
timidate a people who hav always res
pected their obligations. The London
Times recently said, "It could in no sense
be called repudiation if silver were mad
the sole standard of the United States to
"The people know that their distress
is chiefly due to the efforts of thoce who
own the debts and money of the nation
to enhance its value. Ihe people are
arranging themselves one side or the
other of a por ten tious contest. On one
side is capital, formidably intrenched in
privilege, arrogant from continual
triumph, conservative, tenacious of old
theories, demanding new concessions,
enriched by domestic levy and foreign
commerce and struggling to adjust all
values to its own standard. On the
other is labor asking for employment,
striving to develop domestic industries,
battling with the forces of nature and
subduing the wild crisis. Our demands
for relief, for justice, have been met witn
indifference or disdain."
"The producers of the work want
market in wnicn tne value or tueir pro
ducts will not be consumed by the cost
of transportation over railroads that
pool their earnings and combine to keep
their old rates at a point where the car
rier grows rich and the farmer poor. It
is not the east against the west. It is
the east against the west and south
combined. It is the corn and wheat and
beef and cotton of the country against
its bonds and gold; its productive in
dustry against its monopolies. It is
those who own the public debt against
those who are to par it. The alliance
of the west and south upon all matters
affecting their material welfare hereafter
is inevitable. Their interests are identi
cal. With the removal of the causes of
political discussions that have long sep
arated them they must coalesce and be
united, then they will be invincible. Un
friendly legislation has imposed intoler
able burdens upon their energies, in vidious
discriminations have been made against
their products, injurious tariffs have
repressed their industries. Then I reflect
upon the burdens they have borne, the
wrongs they have suffered. I am aston
ished at this moderation."
All the above is found in volume 7.
part 2, page 1052-3-4-5, Congressional
iecord. II. C. Palmer.
McKinley Dares Not Meet Mr, Bryan
in Debate.
Chicago, 111., Sept 12. Chairman
Hanna was asked yesterday what would
be done about the petition now circulat
ing among organized labor requesting
Messrs. McKinley and Bryan to meet in
this city in joint debate. Mr. Hanna
said: "Mr. McKinley is not going to
take the4stump. The democrats would
undoubtedly like very much to see him
chasing over the country in a wild
scramble for votes, as Mr. Bryan has
insisted upon doing. Mr. McKinley will
continue to conduct himself as a man
who appreciates the dignity and im
portance of the position he seeks. He
will not lend himself to apy catch penny
scheme for the sake of satisfying the
curious or making himself talked about.
I have heard this subject discussed, and
I thiuk I know what I am talking about
when I say Mr. McKinley will continue
to address the people who visit him at
Of the Bryan Campaign in the State of
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 12. United
States Senator Gorman yesterday took
charge of the Bryan campaign in Mary
land and was the central figure at the
meeting of the state central committee
and the state campaign committee at
the Carrollton hotel. Every county
and legislative district was represenred
and a considerable number of prominent
democrats who were not members, were
on hand by special invitation of the
chairman. The candidates for presiden
tial electors were also there.
Verbal reports were made from all of
the counties and members of the confer
ence expressed themselves as particular
ly pleased at the prospect for carrying
the state. Senator Gorman said he had
no doubt whatever but that Maryland
would be found in line on November 3
for the regular democratic nominees for
president and vice-president. He prom
ised to do all in his power to aid in
bringing about the desired result.
Silyer Candidate for President Speaks for
Twenty Minutes.
Nebraska City, Neb., Sept. 12. With
but twenty-four hours' notice, the Bryan
club of this city held the grandest rally
ever held in this city, last night. A par
ade headed by the Nebraska City band
aud followed by 500 men, all voters,
with torches, marched up Central avenue
to the court house, and 1000 people
crowded into the court room, while over
3,000 were turned away. Hon. George
E. Hibner, of Lincoln, and H. M. Boy da
ton of this city talked to the crowd.
Over 1,000 people stood on the outside
of the court house and shouted for a
speech. Hon. John V. Morgan and
George W. Tompins spoke to them from
the court house steps.
After the speaking, which lasted until
10:45, the crowd again formed into an
immense parade and marched ' to the
Missouri Pacific, depot to greet W. J.
Bryan on his trip south.
Eight thousand were at the depot
when the train arrived, which was at
11:30. Mr. Bayan spoko from a stand
near the tiepotf for twenty minutes, and
.....v;f tht hoari Jhim cheered
A Carious Custom Which Sometimes
Saves the Victim From Their
Rapacity An Ameri
can's Experience.
T-TTKITTNO from Tripoli,
Syria, to the Baltimore
Y Y Sun, a correspondent says
Daring the last month
have ridden on horseback more than
400 miles throngh Palestine and Syria
on my way to Asia Minor. On this
long tour, with the aid of an excellent
dragoman, I have not only been
enabled to visit the principal cities
and towns of these historically inter'
esting countries of which I have writ
ten, but I have had ocoasion to study
the habits and customs of the wild
Bedouin tribes that live their un
settled lives in these valleys and along
these mountain slopes. On the west
ern side of the Jordan River there are
many of these roving bodies of men,
women and children, divided into dif
ferent family tribes, bat on the east'
ern side of the river there are only a
lew tribes, much larger than the
others and very much wilder.
Lach tribe has a sheik or prince,
who is final authority on all questions,
and often has the power of life and
death. This office is hereditary, as a
raie. wnen an election is necessary
it is done by vocal declaration, mast
in all cases be unanimous, and must
be endorsed by the Government at
The' head of each tribe is legally re
quired to pay to the Sultan one Turk
ish pound (nearly five dollars) for
each man who is able to go to war.
which amount, paid yearly, rids these
men from military duty under the
Government. Certain districts of
country are allowed these tribes where
thei tents and herds are usually
found, but fiequently they roam in
other parts of the land, carrying on
their independent raids until they are
driven into their own regions bv
Turkish guns. Their tents aie gen
erally made 01 tne hair of goats, in'
geniously woven, and their food eon'
sists nearly altogether of bread made
into th;n wafers, looking very much
ike sheets of sand paper, batter made
from the goat and buffalo cow, and
fish, which abound in all the streams.
The Bedouins are native-born rob
bers, and it is always unsafe for any
one to pass through their country un
guarded. A few months ago a party
was visiting the Jordon and Dead Sea
with tho usual guard ; bat foar of the
number separated from the others.
and in less than two hours they were
seized, robbed of their horses, money
and clothing. A most pitiable set
they were, I am told, when they
reached their tents after night.
Mr. Bolla Floyd, who is the only
American dragoman in Palestine and
Syria, entertained me for several
days by a recital of some of his early
experiences during a thirty years'
stay in the country. Not long since,
while accompanying a number of
ladies and gentlemen throngh the
desert, in the neighborhood of ancient
Shechem, a noise was heard in the
hills near by; and on turning, he
found they were being surrounded by
forty or fifty Bedouins, headed by
their sheik. Of course, there was
great terror among the party, and for
a while Mr. Floyd was" stricken with
fear. But a fortunate thought oc
curred to the dragoman. It is a cus
tom among these wild tribes to be
friend any one who is in trouble if he
reaches the sheik, and, seizing his
belt, exelaims: "I am your, guest."
While demands were being made
upon Mr. Floyd and those under his
protection and the robbers were in the
aot of oarrying oat their desires, he
rashed forward and, taking a strong
grip upon the belt of the sheik1 ex
claimed, in Arabic : "These are all
your guests." This acted like magic.
The robbery was ordered off; the sheik
drew his sword and in the most pomp
ous manner announced to his men that
the party was under his protection and
guidance, and, leading the way, he
guided them for hours through the
When I was suddenly approached by
a band of these barbarians at 10
o'clock at night, in the wild country
east of the Jordan, by the moonlight,
I saw there was no belt to seize. As
all of them were clothed in single and
unadorned gaiments, I resorted to an
other device, which proved just as ef
fective, though not so dignified, and
which put me quite a distance from
them in a very short time.
Mr. Carey, whose life-long residence
in Palestine and Syria furnishes him
with a fond of information on this sub
ject that is possessed by few, gave me
an account of a personal episode with
the Bedouins which illustrates their
exceeding kind-heartedness after they
have robbed you of everything that
they can lay their hands on.
Mr. Carey left his home in Nablous
on a missionary tour among the mount
ains onoe owned by the tribe of Beu
ben, east of the Jordan Biver. After
crossing the stream he had not gone
many miles when he was surrounded
by a score of these men, who, lifting
him off his beast, stripped him of his
clothing, and, while he sat on a cool
rock near by and watched the perform
ance, they examined carefully all of
the garments, ripping opening the
linings of his coat, and after they had
taken everything, even his pocket
knife, they tossed him his clothing and
politely informed him that he could
go his way.
Aa it wag now late in the evening,
he told them that he could not con
tinue his journey after dark without
losing his way, and requested that
they would take care of him until the
next morning. They immediately and
on his donkey, led the way through
the valley to the place of their encamp
ment, cooked him food, listened most
attentively while be told them Bible
stories, tucked him in bed, and
started him on his journey next dav
with everything that he had when he
met them except his money and other
things in his traveling bag that they
could possibly use. j
It seems that the belt trick is not
known among the inhabitants of Reu
ben s ancient province. I had occa
sion to visit one of their encampments,
but it is impossible for me to picture
adequately their mode of living. Each
family of the general tribe occupies a
small tent of one room, which is th
sleeping, cooking and working apart
ment. The floor is the bare ground,
which, in a few cases, may be partly
covered oy bits of dirty goat ban
cloth. The eating is done in front of
the tents, where the family sits in a
semi-circle, using their palms as plates
and fingers as forks. A peculiarly
aistastetm butter, churned from the
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mint 01 tae goat ana. oaaaio cow. 11
their chief moans of support, and as a
rale, they reside in one locality not
more than two months. They claim a
direct descent from Abraham, who
was, they insist, a wealthy sheik of a
large tribe.
A Petrified Man.
Fourteen years ago Dr. Willian
Davidson, of Jackson County, died
and was buried in the usual way. Last
March his wife also died. A grave was
prepared by the side of her lamented
husband, but it soon sued with water,
so much so that it was decided to bury
at another place not far off, which was
done. On last Tuesday relatives and
friends decided to remove the remains
of the doctor to the side of his wife.
His grave was uncovered, at the bot
tom of which a large running stream
of water was found passing in at the
head and throngh and out at the foot
ol the grave. The coffin and all other
wooden material which had been used
in putting him away, except the bot
torn plank of the coffin, had decayed
ana turned to earth again, Jt5ut to the
astonishment of every one present. Dr.
Davidson lay before them ii full life
size, in lorm except both arms were
gone and his month a little enlarged.
On examination it was found that he
was petrified and had become solid
rock instead of flesh and blood.
C. N. Wheeler, of Coskville. and
County Surveyor ot Putnam County,
was present at Dr. AleCoin s last Fri
day, the old homestead of Dr. David
son, to which place the petrified body
01 tne doctor had been removed, and
made a critical examination of the
body. He says the socks on the feet
were plainly visible and the cloves
which he had worn were crossed upon
is breast and had tamed to solid
rock. Those present who handled the
body informed him that the body wad
solid rock. The body had been put
into a new coffin and a winding sheet
drawn around it.
Crowds of people were flookincr to
Dr. MoCoin's to view the body, as the
doctor was a well known physician of
that part of Jaokson County, and is
well remembered by many of our
Preparations to re-inter the body
ast Saturday had been completed and
it was buried. It took nine persons to
carry the body, and it was estimated
by those who carried it that it would
weigh 500 pounds.
John whit son, who knew the doctor
well in his life time, says he reoognized
bis features without any trouble.
ihe phenomenon has created a pro
found sensation all over this section
as no such ooourrenoe has ever been
brought to light so far as remembered.
Cookeville (Tenn.) Press.
The English Breakfast. -
The English breakfast, which always
figures so attractively in the modern
novel, is apt to be trying to American
guests. The method followed in one
country house is a fair sample. The
guests strayed in at wilL
Tea and coffee were kept hot over
spirit lamps, ana boiled eggs and
toast were brought as ordered. On
the sideboard were cold beef, ham and
game pie ; and the gentlemen served
themselves and any lady who asked
for meats. Toasts came in a raok
never very hot, and muffins, buttered
and toasted in the oven, sometimes ap
peared. Orange marmalade completed
the menu. Only the most modern
English houses have well-made
ranges, slow, old-fashioned stoves
making all forms of cooking difficult.
Hot bread, pancakes and other innu
merable forms of crashed wheat and
oats are almost unknown except in the
vegetarian restaurants, and the Ameri
can must reconcile himself to this, as
well as to the confusion of each rising
to help himself, which John Ball,
chooses to consider simplicity and ini
formality. The result of this convic
tion is often great clumsiness, bat
many English fashions are both clum
sy and inconvenient. So far as menu
is concerned the Amerioan has dis
tinctly the advantage, and the advo
cates of the light continental breakfast
can quarrel equally with both. Mil
waukee Journal.
The "Tree of Life."
The Ouaraunos are to be found all
orer the delta of the Orinoco. They
eat little and wear less. Many au
thorities claim that they subsist on
the moriohe palm tree alone. Whether
this be true or not, the tree in ques
tion is without doubt an indispensable
factor in the problem of life. Not
only does it furnish a safe eleration
for a home, but gives a njntritioui
sago, or meal, from which bread ii
made, a tree fifteen years old yielding
six hundred pounds of this meal Is
addition, the juice furnishes a kind oi
wine, and out of the fiber is made
cord, rope, hammocks and a rude
Rpeciea of cloth. - This tree, owing to
t many and jrariotu purposes it
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