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The Wealth Makers and Lincoln Independent Consolidated.
LINCOLN, NEBR., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 38, 1897.
Public Buffers From
Private Ownership of
BUN FOB INDIVIDUAL PROFIT
How Railroad Sustain Their
Uulawful Combinations and
Msrvanta Ilecom Master.
Thorium VVatHOti, tho groat populist
loader, Ik one of best posted mou ou the
subject of rNroiirJn, that can to found
in the United. (States. Hpeuklng of the
evil which UiH publie suffer from tho
present system of private ownership of
railroad h says, "nrst, they we run
in thointercetof individual. Nothought
is taken of the public welfare. Whatever
amount of extortion u community can
stand Is the amount that is Imposed
To put upon (ivory shipper ax high u
ruin a the tariff will boar Im the ortho
Thus tin) publio service of National
transportation bus its entire spirit ami
purpose changed. It was intended to
bum fit nil; it Im no nrrungod to benefit a
very few while it griovionely Injure the
very many. Designed to served the
public good, it serve thn private greed.
"Chartentd lo become a useful servant
the common carrier becomes an exacting
"In thitory tho coin puny which curries
the good or the person of another is the
mere agent performing a nocoeeury but
''Under the present system tho owner
of the goods In menial; and he in content
to got hi wures to market upon what
ever tonne the corporal Ioiim allow him.
Tho present xy h tern bus reversed the
natural relation between shipper and
currier. Under any Hound system the
owner of (he good would be more inde
pendent than the mini who hauled thein
to uiarkei. Under tho pri'Ment system
the owner of tho good i absolutely at
lucrcy of the company which haul them.
1'ho carrier become mauler of the situu
t inn and the producer i hi servant.
Tho merchant ha to 1I0 business
crumped by the knowledge that the rail
road can ruin liim by a change in freight
Tho euw mill and the turpentine farm
live or perish a the railroad decree.
The melon rawer, the truck farmer, the
fruit grower, the cotton and wheat pro
ducer all labor under the discourage
mimtof knowing that the transporta
tion companies can tax the profit out of
their business by a spurt of the pen.
I'ikI'T private ownerMhip the irre-iist-ihle
tendency (because it ih simply hu
man) i to make tlie railroad pay mm
much a possible. Any system ol pri
vate ownership wouhl have (hi vital and
Under government ownership this
would not be the policy at nil. Tho gov
eminent would have no motive 10
l)UeeZ" t lie nlj 1 1 1 n r.
The government would only be con
cerned in pelting a lair return on the
actual investment There woulil lie no
more incentive to injustice and oppro
hioii in the goveruni' iit railway service
than I lute is in I lie postal service.
Tlie eotiMtant tendency in tin; I'ost
Olllee Ileparl mellt is to lower the coat,
do (rood to the public, and to be f niliful
in the discharge of duty. Why'.' Ite
cuuse the motive is in that direction.
Tin-re is no injurv ever done to the pat
rons ot the dcpH rt 11 it'll t because there I
110 motive to do 1 hem any. It is to the
interest of the 'ot (mice, department to
ileal jiiHtly wiih the p ul. lie, therefore it
It I to the intercut the railroad
owner to gouge the public to the utmot
limit, theret.ili', they tin,
1 1 11 ii t 11 n t ' 11 1 that' nil,
did the only May to remove the evil
l to reiaoVH the motive
T.i have a 1 l-'iir idea ol iIih inoneuaity
otitic hurill done lo I tin public by al
lowing traiiHrtatioa companies to l
mniiagt'd (r private bench l, lookuter
thH lot ol nar nudioiia r. They made
their fortune, out l Hi taitilie, through
JV liulll-l 1114'le 1,1 f IKI,IMMI,(I Ml Ollt
ol (he railroad. It a troin tto
irii tlott Hiidef tuli, tiarrvtl, 1 1 nut
ingtoii, i.lla, fiiaiilont, 1 1 .k ma, (ra
ker, II r n, liiiiutii, fu.", '1 bourn, iiimlv
tln-ir coltHuutl tottuuea, 11 k idler could
Ut h iH Mii-. tln irhl mi Mmid
nrd Oil hd II not Ihwu lor I tin iiiatipa
UtioH ol th rn lrHid, ho itbt rii-
jh Wltbthw lfa irrtou lh
lirt iiilnnliitl ha tu a.- itliH-b tiow
Uittfr IIim Mriw m4 pnw(f .ty
tto toioitri, m Ikh thw tMilnd
MM lUalMMia lil tU I M
IW llottl-llHtl Up ffftM r4ilr4i liu-n
Im N ok, tiiimi...if Mtw'bilt
tuW lnlj Mol.ioM ililiir. 'hm
UK tit tin ImimiIv I M t lhl Hi-
liN IM I Mi'
Milium II I Mlrl,ol vtiHliti ii
ll !(' b ! Ue loa atutl UHtM
lit (Ut rilrti I'r.irtwa la tk
Mir I a mm I IkVM Jl iw In.!
!. Wit lrtu ill ahuwt m liiidtd
u I a.alfNia MO lina iolUra.
1 lali'ldra lpt m Ik' jl. y,
A railaaf I tk taatilf tla, ) itt
Mil l ImiMiU ll t Mff t Wif at Ittl.tMMI,
IM'IV, MM I arlf Mltttlatf MMMill
1 1U,UI,I-.M a,
1 K Will Uiaiij t4 mmmmmh!
in this country and Canada, of 23,000
umun 01 puuiic roaae, and they annually
tax your goods and your person- to thf
eniuui, in eixiy-eeven millloui of dollars,
11 III. Miuilt.
No wonder a Vandorbilt can nay 80,.
000 for a buggy home, and 5,000,,
000 for a house. ' '
During all thee yearg the Vandorbilts
nave only had to wait calmly and nee
their fortuues irrow.
Kvery merchant In New York City toiled
lor thorn, hvery manufacturer in the
east toiled for them,
livery fanner, north and south, slaved
rortliem. Whether the citizen of that
imperial section traveled from necessity
or ior pleasure lie paid a royalty to the
Vunderhilts for every step be took.
Never did it enter tho Vandorbilt head
that any duty to the public devolved
Never did it touch the Vandorbilt
heart that his workmen suffered.
i 0 tbe publio he was u grim and re
morseless toll gatherer recognizing no
limn to tne uoiuoii egg business save
that tho goose must be allowed to live.
Jo his laborers he was a heartless task
master who only considered whut was
the smallest sum upon whch a man
might live and continue to work.
J ime and again hiinadu the streets
run red with the blood of unarmed work
men shot dowu by the PinkertotiH.
Once in Albany during a labor trouble
a squad of deputies were guarding a
tram through the streets and the un
armed people were looking on. Borne
one in the crowd jeered at the I'inkertons
and they fired fired into the mass ol
helpless men, women and children, When
the smoke lifted away many workmen
and their women lay bleeding, but tho
pitifullest sight that eyes ever mw was
a little girl, shot through and through,
lying dead in the street, her yellow buir
all dubblod in her blood.
Was the murderer punished?
No. Not even arrested.
That very night the Vandorbilts gave
a ifiund ball at their summer imlace in
Newport, little heeding the dead and the
dying in Albany.
Another grave objection to the present
system Is that It has to sustain by uu
lawful methods its unlawful combinu-
nations and its oppressive svay.
ho did not fuel, when Jay iould
gave i 00,000 to the republican cam
paign lund a few years ago, and tho vic
tory ol that party at the polls wus fol
lowed by tho appointment of Stanley
Mathews, (Jay Would, railroad lawyer)
lo a place 011 the supreme bench of tho
I'liited Ktatis, that there must have
been a guilty connection between the
money and the appointment?
Who does not leel when corporations
give so prodigiously to the democratic
campaign fund in 1 H'J'J, and the Cleve
land victory wa followed by the ap
pointment of Richard Olney, the railroad
lawyer, to tho atloruey-giuieralsliip of
the I'uited Ktate, that tho connection
betweeu tho two event is too important
to be accidental?
I'erhatiM tho most disgraceful chapter
in tho history of this whole country is
that connected with tho I'acidc railroad
ami the wholesale bribery practiced by
the promoter. ('. 1'. Huntington was
the member of the celebrated Ural of
Stanford, Crocker and Hopkins, who
was kept in Washington to do tho lobby-
ing for their various schemes. He suc
ceeded most marveiousiy.
A few years ago he was sued by the
widow of one Coltou, who was connected
with these transactions. During the
trial of the suit, the widow introduced
in Hiit a large number of li, Iters '.'.Inch
Huntington had written her hushuud
udiiig tne lobbying operations of
lluiiiliiigiloli in Washington. In these
letters, which were never intended to
see the liht, tho Olio rascal tells the
other of the various steps in tlie ro
itrcxsof bribery and corruption. The
mimes of representatives ami sena'ors
me given with liree.y iraiikiifH, and th.i
sums ol money the vote cost are itein-
ired with biiKine like directness.
la iilliciiil iiiventigations in .New York
it ha been shown over and over again i
that tho railroads maintained a lobby in
Albany to buy off legislation they did
Jay (iould swore that he "was are-
iiihlicaii iu republican ditricts and a
einocrat in democratic district, and
oiibtfiil iu doubtful ili-lncts, but that
it- mii for the l.rte railroad n!a," It
Mas shown by other testimony that he
clped each party with money in order
o secure liot II III the liileri'Hl ol Ills rail-
lien thn illiterate millionaire Stan
ml IiiiiiiiI his Mitv lulu I liti I'niteil
Mates selial-'V rjl.ody klivw that lie
VUiu t'a'yia Jim, th Hall strwt
peculator and railroad king, mm t h-i-t.-.l
uator I rum Onto a n iIuuhm rat, svery.
on., thought he iitiKt ha paid lik a
iirthue lor the tiriyik-gM ot being Ids col.
! Ifitnu'i of John Nhenii ii, the r pubHiaa,
Ids atiiMt l nl .itMl bt.Trtil tha a
club ol iiilllioiiMirm, railroad kins' and
eor. ration Uyr, tl-aiit i tru ol
Ih wualra ol Ilia Vafioua utal-a. Mild ol
tba I' itWral ctiurl.
I b taiut la alatt uhiu Ilia rwa ul tliv
ffoasiry, I'm of iMa it-p.tpr r
lr trow tha woatro! ol Ihw. tuvtualer
rriHratioB. Iu aoiaa UmmIiImv it ta
Uvatb lu Hilitwiaa r m uapaif i
tt tra;l aHatiu Iu raiiroa.l aluaa.
IVsa-llvaMia U UmiImUIv d iMtiuatvU
by IU I't-iiMlt Mt rairta I Na Jrr
ty llta I aiudwa as I AottHi.t, ,N i.r
b ktVatrl ! lb .im, ik aira
talva bf laa ra't!ti aalaiM, Kaaa
a4 HilaaUM If tba AU4au, oa
kJj Haal , 1Maav .y laa l.uuia
tllia Htl XailM m4 au un Joan t
All tUiiigal mm tail tmm tkaa la
lfmt ttts ttt4 l,v is4
trtJ 1 1 Wiilit.M aa l o only mm
ana ttirrtt'ttif auatrulfeHt, kniialr
tatrb4 m4 tottru MMUM4it, UmI
folf t.ty urHiit iatia akd Ik
ammm kMti aa4 4 rlfvJ4uMi.
1 klw4 lasa Ma, waaoplMa at
A Republican Judge Relieves Hartley's Bondsmen and Prepares
the Way to Keep Him From the Penitentiary.
DECIDES THAT MR, BARTLEY WAS NOT TREASURER
Concerted Movement to Release Publio Flundorers and Their Bonds
men Tho First Disgraceful Step is Taken.
Will the Voter Po Deceived?
( l.iftcoi.N, Neb, October 24, 1807-
To Klkctoiis and Tax Tavkhm ok Nkiiiuhm:
A decision of Judge Powell, of tho district court of Douglas county,as reached
lust week, holding in effect, that, notwithstanding the election of Hartley, us treas
urer, his taking of the oath of ofllee, giving bond for the faithful performance of
his duty, entering upon and completing his term, and enjoying the powers and
emolument thereof, and cinbczrellng more than nv hundred thousand dollars of
the stuto's money, and yet, because thut bond was filed before its approval by tbe
governor, the bond is void, and the sureties aot liable, and that the office of state
treasurer was vacant, and Hartley was not, during that term, state treasurer.
This decision is so startling as to be almost unbelievable. If such is the law,
if the statute is to have such a construction by the courts, It will close the doors
of the penitentiary to Hartley, and tbe greatest einbi Kzler ever produced in Ne
braska will go uu whipped of justice, and tha people must bear the loss of Ills
The strange part of it is that during the early stages of the trial this question
of the time and manner of approval came up for argument; was elaborately ar
gued, and the court then held that the technical objection to the manner of ap
proving and filing was immaterial, reversing this opinion only towards and at the
conclusion of the case.
Why did this judge thus change front? Did the interests of fellow partisans of
his have any weight in this judicial construction of tho statute? We may never
know, but, tho tatt remains, that he changed his mind on a fatal issue, in such
manner, that the chuugo, if it is the law, opens prison doors for the escape of a
fellow npublicun, and discharges those who have promised the people to answer
for Hartley's misdoings. Tho fact remains that, contemporaneously with this
change of mind, republicun leader and republican journals were busy driving into
the minds of tho public thut Governor ifolcomb was us grout a sinner in the Hartley
embezzlement us Hartley himself, seemingly preparing the way for the public mind
to receive the court s construction of the
alleged diroliction iu approving the bond,
assist the court to "drop lightly." Whs
court's holding a part of one conspiracy
out? If so, how wide spread i the scheme? That republican leaders in high places
in the party' councils, are interested In junt tiJm sort of a judicial construction of
tho law, goes without saying. Did they
in a position to exerciso a similar influence in the supremo court? These questions
ure crowded home upon tho mind of all thoughtful citizens.
Tho brief filed by Hartley's attorneys,
court a similar construction of this same
thut construction by the court, it follows
braska, and hence did not, us treasurer,
wns wrongfully convicted.
A remarkable series of co-incidences,
ol mind. Ho remarkable, indeed, as to lead to a reasonable belief, that all these
incidents have been evolved from the same source, the republican managers for
the purpose of freeing Hartley and his
Can it succeed? That may depend
approaching election. If tho voters of
Host to the Supreme bench, it will furnish
and they will point out therefrom, that
robin rii-s ol the freuHiir.v; that they ur
ment, that they do not care to hold
surrounded by these eminissarie of corruption, may justify themselves in giving
such construction to the statute in ijuestiou us will release their fellow partisan
Hut, if, on t-e other hand, thn elector of this stat.-, elect Judge Sullivan by a
decisive tnajoiity, it will come as uu admonition from the peopht tlmt their sacred
rights must not be trilled with; must not bo frittered away through technicalities,
It will place on the bench, a man iiuoutungled by political relation with boodlor,
who can, "with malice toward none, and charily (or all" consider the right of the
xope, and the right of the accused, unbiased aid un trammeled by politic! alllli
atioa. Tho citizen ought not to make haste in the criticism of tho court of justiro; yet
judge are but men, servant of tlm iople, like other ollieer of the statu, and when
dealing with questions of public concern, are, slid of aright should be, amenable
to public criticism. Hecauso this i true, we have cautioned tl. citizen of this
stats to beware, lest in caxling their ballot, they apeur to give sanction to what
now nppeur lo be a concerted movement to release public plunderer and their
boiid-ineii iriun the coiki iiieiice of an evil doing, which uo citu -u, iinad s led by
personal interest, can endorse by word or ballot.
Irf-t the voice ol the peoil sH-ak with u clear note through the ballot box, In
ilenuncitttitig the wroiiit their servant have put upon them. Htv to it, that the
dill which i raised, Mild which ma.V U cwted to I si iucrensel by Ihemt ctiii-ili-nce-lens
plunderer from now to rlwtinil day, that somebody ! Iiesidea them.
pbiiideror of Him treasury are responsible fur what has happened, does not ah ur
the actual rnlpriU. The criminal's cry . " hers gH-a the line!" 1 raamd, mid will
bo raiaed louder during Iu In last d tya ol th campaign. Von have Him thiya In
HiwloliMud lie not turned Hsidefroia the rightmiuspurpiiaca to hold them account
sbl bv the auspicious utf ration, that aotliMHia elaa is tnauy degree n-spotialhlti,
hvm tho plundrera Ihwiuselvea, Crinm druen to bay, delight to Usiiiirch I ha vnat.
mtatt of virtue, thsrvlor It Is, au I will In c ihIimu!. hurle vr r man lutru
mntl in brlngliiti thraa thiai-s to account, r, or liava bee a dirwtu t Iu their
lui.ea It i lull Ih rulfUm sin ika lo dm ymi aasy trtiai hi nhliu pi.
toatr la yiolalHiM til laa, illsl tatve
ars r tHHl asd an i4im sa
oial riiH-a gratl at tatM til
Id IK tl tha o.l, MoatplioM Irom
11 arar a4lf ilms.U ial
baidxas a ii a all, trut KitiaUitia-i ih
dowt .IMUtMJ I Ul tt tll, US'U
ltf tUk Mi Im Ika puUlts tloittai.
statutes, and cry about tho governor's
niter filing merely a political padding to
the "blow" about the governor and tho
to lot both Hartley and his bondsmen
have influence with the court? Are they
in tho (Supreme Court, urges upon that
statute, because if the statute receives
that Hartley was not treusuror of Ne
embezzle any money, and the ex-treasurer
these, including the incident of a change
bondsmen from the consequences of his
upon tho electors of Nebraska at the
this state, by their ballots, return Judge
a new urgunieut to these conspirators,
the people of Nebraska euro not for these
listless on the subject of Hartley's punish
his bondsmen to account, and tlie court,
limit l'ffHltt AMI (VMr- lomiln.
11 It t forgot Ira thai Ika wrl
l Ilia wits la lt Iu m Ho-mIiohmI-Ik
rrt MpltSM tkllimitwa ul bulwy Mptin
Ika b-slr Milm,
tluM4 trtyta tiaaaraSip ol Ik
railroad U rsHiiin, the bnlwry atll
(t oatlkaad o U lltk Tag,
THREE MILES FOR ONE CENT.
One Result of Government Ownership
Of the Rillrosds,
lo Australia, on government owned
railroads, you can ride a distance of
1,000 miles for f0 CO, first class, while
workingtneo can ride 0 miles for '1 cents
12 miles for 4 wmts, AO miles for 10
cents, and railroad men receive from 23
to SO per cent more wages lor eight
hours labor than they are paid in this
country for ten hours. In Victoria.
where these rales prevail, the net income
irom the roads Is sutllclont to pay all
the federal taxes, which Is another cote
vlnclng proof of the possibility of gov
ornmeut without taxation.
In Hungary, where the roads are state
owned, you can rldo six miles for one
cent, and since the roads were bought
by the government the men's wages
Helgium tolls the same story fares
ami ireignt rates cut down oiie-hulf and
wages ooubimi, yet tne roads pay a
yearly revenue to the government of
SI nun ill
In the United (States, under private
ownership, it Is the other way. We have
paid the railroads billions in land and
money and are now paying them mil
lions yearly lor carrying the mail, and
yet freight rates are so extortionate as
to be almost prohibitive, while wages
paid railroad employees are dogarding
ami almost criminal In their smallness,
Hurely America has a deal to learn from
Its various mother conntries.
la (ierinaiiy you can ride four miles
for one cent on the government owned
linos, yet wages are over 125 per cent
higher than when tne corporations
owned them, and during the past ten
years the not profits have IiicccomiHI
percent. Last year the roads paid the
Herman government a net profit of vl'i
If our government owned the rail
roads, we could go from Ho ton to Han
Francisco for 110. Here I the nrool:
The United mutes pay $275 for the
tne oostal car from Hostou to Kan I ran
Cisco, A passenger car will carry JO
passengers,which, at f 10 each, would be
f.iou, or a clean profit of ll'A) per cur.
and this, too, after paying ( wr cent
on watered stock, which Is fully 100 per
cent on the cost of the road. These
quoted flurures taken from a reliable
source, Uncle Sam,
AN IMPORTANT QUESTION.
Wbat to Do With Money Received by
Orvernrnsnt Postal Ssvingi hsnks.
This is a feature that will require care
ful consideration, and one that will
doubtless awaken much discussion in
and out of congress.
(Several plans are proposed.
One is to use the funds for the purchase
of outstanding government bonds. Of
these enough could be bad to begin the
system and run it for thn-eor fourytars.
After I'uited States bond should be
come no longer a vailule, something else
could bo found. It ha been proposed
thut the fund be invested in state bonds
but it I doubtful whether this would bo
legal without n constitutional amend
ment. Certain it is that the opponents
of tho system would take this ground
and try to block tho way.
Tlie country stands in need of u cheap
parcel post, of one cent letter postage,
and ol rural mail delivery. Tho money
could bo used to establish these, and
bond of small denomination be issued
for the purpose, thus placing them with
in reach of people of small mean.
It ha also In iai proposed to erect
building in the smaller towns and cities
for government purxises or tlixeourt,
post olllee and custom bouses and thus
ave rentals now paid.
Another plan i to u the fund for the
erection ol telegraph line, ami the es
tablishment ol t"legraph and telephone
service iu connection with the postolllce
It lot also I Hi-a proposed to loan His
funds to the National batiks; also to in
dividual upon farm mortgages and
other real estate; but it is likely that
these proposals would meet with strenu
iioiis and bittr opposition, and mutt a
con II n t that bad letter ! avoided.
Ol thn merit ol the n-actlve plans it
I not necessary liow III " k, bill the
subjii'l should at ouch Im t ukeii up and
considered by all the M-ople, Doubtless
otiio good ami sals plan will Im ileviei
containing "no vicious principle"
when co n g reus meets.
United Htsie bond can Ih4 bought In
the li)t market ao a to yield III pur.
rhaaer 10 sad a ball -r im,
ll would probably tint the govern
incut tiiiwlinlf r rt lit to minim I a sys
tem of lal savings bank.
I Un. a lli gowuini'Ml could pay '
r i in in tii'Hisiiur,
Thi Is a low rote, but earuriiy, tto
l.iatt itrat, la ika Brat mnidraiioa
ltd thiMM alto usepUca lorlkslr sav
ing. ll ilisM savins ar rvturMt laid
stpi iu loss si Iaomii'I a hail r
im, ts aoMia sat b luriu a sinus pro
poavtl, tkr raa tll sfttird lo laks I wo
lr pmI I arm JourMab
Mamars a aa fca ScmImm. j
llllltll lul.l IL I JJ1 lunml l,l
Ih St from H.mla IV, N MutUni
a "l'rila lutofHiatma liom a kgh
Mlborily aa rwd at liilal frout
Uaihies-to lh 1'iaai.bal Mklaf
had tlstoimllnnl In fall a i Ul eaatitM
ul tk Miiata lr Navabt l&tk Iu om
solr Ih tlsaabaa asNsialloa iaitt,
aa4 that a lrg aawUif wl awtwa a
poiutstvMta, tsvmli IhtHM ralatiag to
Ik Sm Mtiw tt laiary, eltlMiaa
auuMd by lhal date,"
Judge William Neyllle Calls Atten
tion to the Importance of
HIS FATHI0TIO ADDEEBfl
No Oood Can Be Accomplished Bf
The lUiulillan MtJII Hunt.
Judge William Neville, who woe the
unanimous choice of the populist state
convention for the nomination for su
preme judge owing to Illness ha been
unable to take an active part In the
campaign for Judge Hulllvun as he had
intended. Instead he has written the
following address and hue authorized it
NoKTH 1'l.sTTie, Neb., Oct., 'Hi, 18&7,
To the I'opnlists of IhsHtute:
Having been by reuron of Illness un
Able lo address the people on dale re
quested by our Hlale Committer I
again, by this method, call your atten
tion to the Importance of the coming
election. The success of our ticket de
ism d upon a full vote, 'The issue Is
whether or not tbe good government
by reform forces now enjoyed in the exec
utive branch shall extend to the court (A
None of you can more keenly than I
regret the fact that a populist doe not
bead our ticket, but eucb of us is abso
lutely certain that if Judge Kullivan Is
elected next Tuesday, and a populist In
the future to sit beside him, the two will
net In accord to give the jtcoplo the pro
tection for which the court of last
resort are created. This being true,
then, our loyalty to the people by which
only our is-ople can ho to live, de
mauds that we give Judge Hullivau our
His party is with us upon the coinage
of silver and gold, and that the issue of
money Is a government function because
It Is a, publio necessity. It demands with
us an income tax, and opposes with us
government by injunction, and It urges,
u we do, the selection of United (State
senator by direct vote of the people.
If, by united action, w secure these re
forms it will not be difficult to make our
democratic allies see that rapid trans
portation M also a public necessity be
yond the means of individual effort, end
like money, not safe to be farmed oat
to private monopolies and should be
furnished by tho government at cost.
Nor will It be difficult to make them one
that if direct leglslatlii.l is good In the
selection of I'uited Ktate senators, for
the same reason In will lie good In other
To those populist and democrat
fighting each oilier over local
matters in some of the counties,- let
me say no good can be accomplished by
the exercise of a spirit of revenge or
eulousy. r riends are easiest mails of
those nearest in line with us, and punish-
lug them this rear will not aid us In
getting them in line next. Tin. fusion of
different parlies advocating different
principles is always objectionable be
cause it is an abandonment of principle
lor spoil, but tho united action ol differ
ent element demanding largely thn same
reforms, Is the rational way to success
(or the reforms agreed upon, and for
future union us to tho others.
The republican claim that the popu
list of the stale are lukewarm in this
fight, and II they bebevo so, it may Im
partly the cause of their still hunt for
vole. What arguments they iim. which
require secrecy we do not know, but we
know that any arguinunt which is for
tlie good of tho slate could very pro'r
l.y be trusted lo the light ol day and the
public ear, Tbe eff-s-t of a still bunt is
not always discernible before it Is too
lata to remedy, and at the risk of again
being culled hysterical by the Omaha
Hid, I hpwal to populist to I II r II out
on election day and vote for J. J. Hull!
Van ami the entire ticket.
Two potent reason urge this upon us:
first, the 'Ople demand and are entitled
to honest, tion purlisaa courts, second,
the strength shown upon our tickut
will Imgrsut evidence of our ability Iu
give the relorilta, wa pledge, and ol the
healthy eoudliioii ol our parly,
'opulit should bear la mind that
common eiilei were enjoined from
treading on pubbe urn, coul miner
shot down like dogs lor diolying an
an order In kn-p of the publlu high-way,
and it should iiotbeniHraury to wail lor
a direct decision ol the Nebraska court
that a republican olth holder ha lb
right lo tool ih pubbe treasury dolor
twmg arouwl lo our duty at the poll.
Your truly, Wm. Nmim.k,
A toinmuiilcallou lo Ih hiiirfeslUST
Irom Asiilaud . Dial asarly every (ar
mor will vote Ih Hipulil litkvt al
lliotigb Itmy liev beau Ion hu talk
corulisl U in alien I Ih political r able
a lh wutibl bke In, Idi-y kuue Ilia
rably ul tihtmg for uir houiv and
will an! tail lo vote.
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ih ranrowl a a bunted YWdueaday
allarMtMi. 1karUattp4a4 u aav
lawn lri. Irotu a burulug tigarvlla
ilropMM by soma UtiMlgkllsa rlerk. Ik
V vrt ati slurm ha tMwa ranging
along lb AI'aMlsn tMiaarl from Sw
olltiN Jray, Hard ilaia l
I rcnr haraaultml, saiuuiar raidai
and ratlroa U aloag Ih Uor Mfsfisg
1 h irnt oa Ih A Hat k bor J a
tbatroyad aavsral small sa-ltin vasMla.
I li ltM ul ble ka b-aa very bakt iieisg
In Ik tilluk at'th ul Ihslb aavlu
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