The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, March 31, 1898, Page 4, Image 4

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AidraM all (omnnolcatloni to, and mat all
ArafU, nonay ordr, t paablf to
If you are In need of a Hewing nuv
thine It will pay you to read the in
dorsements ami advertisement of the
Jmletierident machine. Hee page seven
The attention of our reader in
called to the "independent" Hewing
Muchlne advertised 011 page seven.
Head the Icter of Indorsement from
those who huve used It. Jf you lire in
need of a sewing machine you cannot
find 11 better opportunity to secure a
11 rut class machine or no little money.
The Iowa legislature has token an
Important step in the management of
it state institutions, TIiIh consists
In abolishing I lie difTerent board
which control these institution and
vesting lliclr iiitinngenient in one
board of three member. Nebraska
people will watch the success of this
plan wllh interest. Those who huve
eoine into contact with our own state
Intsltutlon an member of the legls
luture know the need of a fixed respon
sible body charged with their supervi
sion, Other thiin a system of scatter
ed responsibilitymuch of it plueed
upon state officers with other dutieM.
Another aet Just passed by the iowu
legislature provide that mortgage
brbtors shall retain possession of
mortgaged property during the year
which the Iowa law ullows for re
demption, and contract to the contrary
being vlod. Thin act I occasioned by
the occasion of loan agent in Iowa
who place a cluuse In the mortgage
by whlchh the debtor in compelled to
sign owuy hi right to a year's redem
ption. We shall look for the Joe Joint
moii press of thl state to ruiMC the yell
of "repudiation" and "ussuult 11 xii
the freedom of coutruet" us koou u
they get thin new.
Tlie United Suite continue to In
terchange the moHt delightful compli
ment with Siiaiu, und meantime are
buying up ull the warships iu course
of I'oiiHtruction. Kugland 1h 011 the
lovlient terms of friendship with all
the power, and springs her iihcudy
enormous navul budget by a round
million and u half sterling. Germany
it packed full of peaceful disssit Ions,
and hef expenditure on warship is
gradually to Increase from 117 mil
lion of murk in 1MI7-0H to Ho" million-
seven year hence. Holy Russia,
which bold wiir in horror, iH to spend
an additional ten million sterling on
new warship. Kven Turkey 1 inly
ing ironclads. In short, the whole
Christian ami Mohometan world is
scraping up it IsitUitu dollar to tloat
it In niaritiiue engines of destruction.
The sentiment of the people of the
1' nitcd htute i overwhelmingly in fa
vor of n free t'ubn.
The people will back the president
up In any llriu and courageous meits
ureM be may take fur intervention in
Itehulf of free Culm, peacefully if m
iblc, but with force if necessary.
No hitll-wiiy iueu(ii will satisfy
the (M'ople, They will not rest con
tent with Ignoring the Maine dimister
If that Is to lie the tint of the matter,
Kt-ticf of the star tug rccom-et radix
I all rlgbi n far as il gi' - if the re
lief goe to the ( liUtus, and lint to the
hpaiiih Mddiers - but Ihut U imi fret
lug Cul nd the l ulled Stale can
not itndertk to kipHtrt Indefinitely
lllilldleihl of llliiUMindrt if (mIshih
kept ill iuipritniiieiit by Spain.
V lrnt, e ho), wn mr int line,l
Ift Iwlieir, liotMlthslaudli.g k'HI" fe
Mrl to tl contrary, that the piei
drill baa U Ihew) lhiii lu tuiiul
Itiirlng Mr, Mrv' linnunU ne h
Ii4 mad thirty tall tor ifvin-tnl fond
wiiai), aiittiuatlnK U Itv Kiaiul
Unl i'f I, ?.: X, fe iiiue,iiti
wttUk Kaa aivuml it lh arm
kUiut it'll prr vit iitU'ir!. 1'roin
I'vltuary K l t April Ilr rw
U ralK llr a nwnl.n fillipl
UHltl Ja J4, I u lh May
hd apMltiiuit if r ntf,ti
toiKletf io tu tw l-l l. "Ihrti I vm
Jwm i't In . viuU r if, ?, h
I ) MMrr tlt, mmIi iiUr
rbiH kalll Jaituarv It, I" ! fa
viliiala lh mi i it f line SiMlf
ll, UnKrtt t lk t.n irv
K4 tuad. Miu thi ar if It k '.
V. Html', ty thW pmiiipt
lioit t lalltKrf ttuUUMdliijf maiianU
vhirtr trniy to fttj IHmiiwI
tbdUrti MH u ttt ulatal In thw trr
il, arfl valliMat 'l.u ra tk tat
twf t lh iUW U IK liiUmsit Ki
(I tf !) t lS.V
In thiB iue of the Independent ap
pear a new department, "TIIU
conducted by a woman or ability; one
who Iuih rained a fumily and lilt luul
many yeur of practical experience in
housekeeping on the farm, and biter
in the city. The department will be
Interesting and IiiHtrtictlve. ii
Houicthiiig for the women mid in it
we wlsb to particularly direct their
It i infereHtlng at thl time txj com
pare the fighting strength of the Uni
ted Httite navy with the navies of
other countries. The Itrltlsh Empire
ha 75 line battleship and 13 in pro
cess of const ruction; 119 cruincr and
17 In proccs of construction; 60 eouat
defense monitors; 308 torpedo boat
mid 12 under construction and 70
other vessels of vuriou classe.
France ho 4fl line battleship and .1 1
In construction; 51 cruiser, and 8 be
ing built; 20 coast defense monitor;
257 orM-do boat and 38. in process of
construction, and 102 unclassified ves
sel. Idissia ha 30 line battleship and 10
In construction; 23 cruiser and 2 in
construction; 34 coast defense moni
tors; 1H1 foijMdo liout and 14 in con
struction; and 35 unclassified armor
Italy him 20 line battleship and 0 in
construction; 18 cruisers; 192 torpedo
lsait and 10 in construction; and 37
unclassified vessel available for war
riermuny ha 22 line battleship and
4 in construction; 18 cruiser and 7 in
construction; 13 eont defender; 151
torpedo bout mid 1 under construc
tion; and 18 unclassified vessel,
The United fitnte has 13 line batle-
ships and fi In construction; 27 cruis
ers; 13 coast defender; 8 torpedo boat
and 15 in construction; and 24 unclas
sified war ship.
Spain bus 8 line battleship and 4 in
construction; 12 cruiser and 0 in con
struction; 13 const defenders; 00 tor
pedo Ixmls and 3 in construction; and
00 unclassified vessels.
Japan has 7 line battleships mid 7
in process of construction; 15 cruiser
and 4 iu construction; 0 const defend
ers; 29 torpedo boat nnd 22 lu con
struction; and 17 unclassified batth
ships It will be seen that neither the Uni
ted Mates nor Spain rank very high
in naval equipment. There i not much
di (Terence in the strength of the Amer
ican and Spanish fleet, but it I gen
erally believed that the iiMrior nidi
fy of the Amerienn seamen and Amer
ican officers would enable them to win
nn easy victory over the Spnninrds, if
actual hostilities should Is- com
menced. The weak point in the Amer
ican navy is in torcdo equipment but
a large number of cruisers serves iu a
measure to cure tlii weakness. Not
only this, but the Nnltod States, if nee-
essnry, could purchase a large num
ber of these lis they are inexpensive;
failing in this, they can be constructed
iu !"0 days time. On the whole this
nation has nothing to fear from Spain.
There will Ik? no halt in the tight
for lower railroad rates in Nebraska
until they lire secured. If the corpor
ations knew the strength of sentiiuen
among the great inns of people on
this point and their knowledge of tlie
railroad problem they would pursue a
dilYereut course. The mass of people
do not want to "confiscate" any prop
erly. Thev simplv insist that rail
roads must become public servant
.Hid furnish the public sen ice w ithout
discrimination against m''koiim or
plat es and ill rates commensurate with
the nicratic return from other lines
of imtiifctrv. If the corporations will
In this it In well. If they won't the
s-ople will tt ii,l menu to take smes
iin of I he loniU at the price they lire
worth not al nil whul Ihet are capi
talized. tt INK IN !S IIKlkHA.
The Biimiiil report of tlie Stnte lunik
tug Uxml I jiikt from the pre. facta
1,'Uflt therein tumUli a ros text for
comment nud Ihouiihl liali the plea
rut liuitkiltg Mktrlti.
t'lt'kl fur the ftu'la; There tter .l'
ulaitv mid piWte Ixink with thvir
ilotu-a Hit doing liuoiliriHi thi flrwl
,f I Vvr lit I ir r, lwf-a rvdiictiou In
UHHiUr of t ittt the piviloti
Wi,te thriw ttirle tn national
lmnk liaiik.u tut ( buiu, m In Ni-tiru
kti The Ut aim tul ih) t lit cou
ld. I of thw bauktiiit hoard, IwlHf
itliir.( iil iipvivlMrtl tv th lr
ar t ib iliin iit at 4tilii)( ton,
UrMH hdhka had Miiim mil ItV t''V
i't. ll. .nint dad et 1 loir
nu.i,e l loan Mt lt.WJ! Jt
atnitit half lh ither half, of
rt iiimi, Whm- tk jalrt uh
ha. 'Vitt leiM" 4oK In I ha Umk
to it IKrir M ne lit tkt ut. Ifcl atttt
ply tail HvulUw Un lha yrval f t
thai viiik tbw All lttWlinf, UvviH;
that leV ana iir(nlin !
lkir hioiifj, Uil Mpo IH
tatiott tif tlhrf epW tuoiir) thai
IHry vbi tulH Mit tpN Ihelf lN
(in,!, bill ttHi thoaa i th tvittimt
atty, arr lhj r kaalttl) lhl In
thy r jhbi lv.tiintl'i
exercising public functions, with their
preent management intrusted to cor
porations and irivat individual.
Another interesting fact appear on
annlysi. There are 400 banks which
loaned out about $8,000,000 of fund
belonging to other people an average
of $20,000 apiece. The reiiort to the
banking board do not show what part
of thl I time deposits (on which the
banks pay interest) and what part is
open deposit (on which the bank pay
no Interest). Usually the general de-
ooNit exceed the time deposits. Hut
taking the bank of Nebraka, big and
little, thl average sum of $20,000 com
munity money loaned out at bank
rates of interest will come very close
to paying the bank's expense. The
proportion of community money loan
ed out, 11 Dr. Hall, secretary of the
board, shows, I much smaller than it
ha been for some. time. pnt,
In fact, the bank themselves re
port their "current expense and taxes
paid" Item for the year 1897 at $444,798
an average of $1,100 to each bank,
In view of this sworn statement, th
proposition appear doubly reasonable
that t he profit on the loaning of com
munity money pay nil the bank ex
lien scs nnd leave a profit to the corpo
ration or individual managing the
Maine in Nebraska.
Another phiize of the report i of in
terest. The amount of dejKislt in
these banks was $13,902,940, The oe-
tuul amount of cash in the banks wo
$1,573,002, That i, the bank had one
dollar in cash to pay nine dollar of
deposits with. The only wonder in
connection with the present banking
system i that more of them don't fail
For under our system the only way a
bank can meet a sudden demand of it
dejsisitors Is by placing the securities
where it can liorrow money on them
When the demand is general, a it wa
in 1893, the rcult will be what it wa
then-the bank iu the financial cen
ter quit paying cash and use Illegal
bank ixiper or "clearing houe ccrtifl-
cntes." Tlie little bank which cannot
defy the law are entirely at the mercy
of their depositor. Ho that while in
prosperous times the. banks make their
living off the money of their deposi
tors in times of crisis they inut owe
their existence to the forbearance of
their dejiositor.
The undivided profits of these 398
bunks wa $1,028,150. Their surplus
fund wu $882,890 a total of neatly
$2,000,000 profit upon an original In
vestment df $7,855,278 capital stock,
beside the. dividend paid.
These figure furnish instructive food
for study. The object of thus present
ing them hern 1 not to attack bank
ing institution but to direct attention
to what they really nrc community
concern 11 ml dependent for existence
upon coiniinily confidence. In other
words they are public institutions run
by private person for private gain.
The only voice the public has iu their
management is what it secures
through the state banking hoard .
This is chiefly in the power of exam
ination which compel these agent of
the people to submit their hooks and
assets to inspection by a state ofllcer.
Dr. Hall asks for the grunt of larger
powers to tlie board for the protection
of depositors. Among oilier things
he calls attention to the fact that
oier if.l.lioil.iKM) of the asset of state
banks are deposits witli national
banks over which the state banking
board has no siwer of examination
or cm-ii inquiry.
Do you need 11 sewing mitehiuc? It
vou do, mhi should rend the lulvertise-
nieut ami indorsement of tlie Inde
pendent maciiilie on page socvt of this
isue. llcM machine on the market for
$ I '.1. .'.il. Kead the Idlers from those
who are using It. Page spcn.
Written eoiintitutioiiM were intended
to be perpetual charter of freedom to
those HinHflug them. In practice
thev lone Is't'ome bars to progress nnd
strongholds for eouiuieri'ial t runny.
'Ihe current towtird enlightened so
cialism U 11 great deal broader, deeper
and MtriMigft' than siiliciitus reckon.
There lire n mirprUing nuniebr of re
publican who U-luic in thce prlii
t'lpttn, the lime I not far dUUint
when the slrttHKle for public owner
ship of ull tnotioptdic will le theUsue,
I'tciy Hipulu khouhl 1-e. a iul.lon.iry
towttrd thai lime.
Biltaa Hkllkl
'tiuka ha made a if"""! khtiwlii1
in fnfiiiabiii? lelt, t In thit tin,; I it
1im hw hilt colli 1 (hilled
Ihnxifli llm tii f omiKlkshiit -li
lrl ,t tioit-nior lloltollllt, erll
t ill of ft and pioviu.i). I . gMh
of thi mouth a car conUiiiiurf to imi
miiii,,U of tloiir, 1 ' Mind of la alia,
lio ot in a ail four Urg UV'
t 1 1,. I lil 11 ua aettt .i Mcolo u I' ll
I, m at Nrsi ia to l f.irtardel to
oiu tifitotMt le at llitana. i W
now te I it if tlie - t ol tii pvl
iok, Mr. IWttoi Mlnl tli I ll'e eon
triliulloiva ftwiii tli.tka low! Iwrii
luote bU nl tt-itlltf U Ih i"iU-
I I. 01 than i et lor lll.
'mmt raal-a Hat4,
A ht,i, U,l fmii IV la W )r
oM n4 artf Milk (rowt $' In '
ti int lit a poultry t. U H ranch
Iw WjoioiBjt or (iirthrr Inform
lion ivKlrva H, I oll'ir Mi
Nothing has ben done at Washing
ton toward passing any of the jxistul
nving bunk bill introduced in that
body. Nothing I likely to lws done.
The doorway of relief to the people
doe not turn on cougreiomil hinge.
Just now, however, a different kind
of doorway 1 turning. Secretary
(juge last week wrote a Jeter to Sena
fttor Wulcott, chairman of the pot
office committee in which he directly
take the ground that no Mtal wav
ing bank bill should pass until a mon
ey standard (which should be the gold
standard) i fixed by congress for the
repuyment of dejjit. A usual with
those of hi class Hecrctury (iuge I
concerned lest the or dejiositor shall
not get buck money as good 11 he put
into the postal saving banks, He
"If one of the humble parties to the
proposed contract should ask the post
master agent to whom he should hand
hi accumulated earning, now a gxl
a gold: 'Will my money, when I
draw it out, Imi In gold, or lu it fair
equivalent? What answer will you au
thorize your agent to make? At pres
ent he can make no specific answer.
When thl element of uncertainty shall
be removed, when the standard of pay
ment can be clearly defined and per
manently settled whether that stand
ard be gold or silver then the saving
of the humble classes may be, with
their consent, taken over by the gov
ernment on terms clearly and plainly
stated. In my opinion it cannot, wnli
proper regard to national dignity and
a due regard to the trustful public, be
done before,"
'Till letter means that until the pas
sago of an net establishing the gold
standard nnd bank currency in thl
country the present administration
will opoe the passage of a postal
savings bunk bill. And thl t to lie
done in the interest of the "jnior de
posltors of America whose savings
have ben squandered by the millions
by saving bunk corporations.
There wa once a ly who wu token
by hi parent to see the picture "Dan
iel in the Mon' Den." The ly began
to weep. "Don't cry they didn't eat
him," began the relative. "'Taint
that" said the boy. "I wa crying
cause Daniel wasn't big enough to go
iirouml ami the little lion won't get
Tlie boa nl of educational hi ml und
fund has purchased $10,000 of Doug
lass county refunding bonds, paying
a premium of $10,219 as an investment
for the permanent school fund. Thl
accomplishes what Governor llolcomb
und Treasurer Meserve have lcentriv
lug for, viz tlie Intestuient of the per
manent school fund of trie state in in
terest bearing securities. There Is
now Invested $3,917,472 of jM-rniaueiit
Mchool fund. The interest and pro
ceed from the invest incut of thi fund
is tlie principal source from which t ie
money for the semi-annual chool ap
portionment i derived.
lu addition to the alsive the board
has also invested $32,500 of the per
manent university fund. $10,000 of the
normal endowment fund ami $40,000
of the agricultural endowment fund,
which makes a total of more than ift,-
Oliu.iilil) of educational funds . at the
state of Nebraska has invested iu in
terest bearing securities.
I'he fund of the state lire la tter in
vested than ever before. Each appor
tionment of the school money under
the present administration lias been
larger than any before iu the history
of the stale. The apportionment next
June promise to be sti.i larger. ,ll
warrant registered and out staining
against the university have been called
iu ami paid, and warrant against that
fund are cash, are now paid u soon it
they are issued. The general inili'.-
cillUKii nf the stale ha Im-cii red need
more than half it million dollars. War
rants on the general fund of the state
command h premium of one and one
hair sr cent, a thing never known lu
Ihe history of the stale. All this has
Im-cii brought iitsmt during the ndmin
iktriilion of Hon. John II. Meserve, the
populikt treasurer front Ked Willow
count ,
HI I I HI l AMM IX r.NSM l AM 1,
filitcf the rximaiirea of republican
niMiibly a id mikgoii rnim nl in Ne
blUkktt nuiib" by e prikelit iwpulikt
itdlliiiitktratiou, lh inioliiiir urgiiiia
it and wkt which had predicted
turned viwlit ami gviutal ilcktriuiiou
kiiie In follow piillkt victor) hive
it link) vvpUtiiitiK Ihut through "
i el, nt two or ltiiv Uwl nun fc'ol
ii.lo oltit o a tepiil.llt and that the
rl khouhl tit-. o held t(iUkil.l-
tlo ir liiul!i..-k.
Afiwri iitly an 'Wvltlrttt'VI tbt iti
H.ilmtt a ll" Nifbtakka, uu h h-
pnvd Ml I'vntikihatila, I al )!
rv Wa an til'ill"tf In thai tlt
attain! ll Murvipl nlt which ih.ii
ItoL tta .liti.k that yav Dr tal
tow thv lid'iWttl prohibition iii
li.Uta lor lata trvaatuor I Ii'l'l
n l twadi Ilia ItpublieaH tKlitrt, ft.f
tha lira! It nut la )ta. nettfral !
tilji a Mtiiiotily lot,
hi year lha Iflwiliod l llll v
in. Joha Waatiaaiaknr, I
uiimlh atfo iIIh ihmit mwh lml
ti vt uu I. m MH by ii
Ukg thai i.twi(iy i rtlt.l
, .
yet, although it wa over due by the
McKinley time card, hu lecn telling
some plain truth about the present
republican state administration in
Pennsylvania. Some of the state
ment he mode read o much like the
tate of affairs found in Nebraska that
we begin to wonder whether there is
a general uniformity of plan on the
part of those patriots who have been
engaged in saving the credit and good
name of the country from "dishonest
extract or two from Mr. W'arinamaker
will bring this out, He says:
"For the past five years, the average
amount of sfato money on deposit
at privately owned bank ha been in
the, neighborhood of $5,000,000, and on
thl stupendous sum not one dollar In
Interest ha l-en paid to the stole. One,
private bunk In Philadelphia, with a
capital of only $150,000 but with a
president who has been one of Mr,
(Jutiy's lieutenants, ha continuously
carried a deposit of state money rang
ing from $300,000 to $1,200,000,
Doesn't that read for till the world
like n, transcript from Nebraska's ex
perience before the pop came In and
ruined the credit of the stote? Hut
wait, listen to the further statements
of Mr, Woniiamaker:
"On January 1, no less than $3,500,
000 of money due to public school tne
previous June wa still unpaid, yet all
thl time the tate had on deposit in
the favored bunks an average balnncw
of $4,579,000,"
Isn't that familiar music to Nebras
ka ears? JJiMsn't it sound like an old
time symphony of 1894-5 when Gover
nor llolcomb wa trying to get the
school children's money invested and
the republican state Isiard of educa
tional lands and fund wa trying to
keep It in the hand of their spectilat
ing friends? iiut let us go on:
"For fifteen years the control of the
office of state, treasurer has been the
citldal of Henutlr Quay's wer; it is
believed to have, yielded annually n
campaign fund of not les than $100,
000, mortgaging Individual banker
and affording unlimited credit."
it certainly does look ns though the
two machines one in Pennsylvania
(iml one iu Nebraska were worked on
the same wire, Mr, Wannamaker goes
"The last legislature wa kept with
out committee for nearly a month
that chairmanships might be bartered
for votes in the senatorial contest;
after its organization was completed,
the legislature padded the pay roll,
created commission (costing $750,000
in stluries), and ordered junketing in
vestigations, until the cost of all these
things, united wint the. unwillingness
of the machine to puss the i'diss bill
taxing ler, led to a cut of $1,000,000
iu the appropriation for the, public
Evidently the fellows who protect,
Pennsylvania from "repudiation" ami
destruction have tlie snme idea a
their co-partner in Nebraskaflint
if anything is to suffer it had better
lie the school children as they can not.
vote. The people of Nebraska send
their devout commiseration to the
to the people of Pennsylvania iu their
shame and suffering and the hope that
there us here a union of all reform
element may drive the plunderer f nun
There are few things more coveted
by 1he average citizen than a railroad
pass. They long for it, not o much for
it value, for there are many things
more valuable, but a they say at
Metluslist experience meetings, "be
cause it affords n Joy and satisfaction
that worldly goisls cannot buy." It is
regarded us a badge of dignity. As tlm
politician would su.V. It is "recogni
tion." Men who are given pusses and
ai'cept I hem and ride upon them are
mil required to make any pledges or
promises of future favors to the eorjsi
rallon that bsucs the pan. It i com
pliuiciilnry of Ihe olhcial standing of
I lie recipient. When It friend visits his
uelghtsir, he I frequently invited lo
"lake dinner," It Imi eompilmentrv
Imitation. It I not a bribe lu itny
MMise of the term. It i a com toy, an
expression of flic lidnhip. Il ! Hot II
luikliicka 1 1 annuel loii, A railroad com
puny inn furnish u public oltlcinl with
II pilot Ilk l llkllv US IllOkt liuln hbiuU
could irciit one i.f their iiclghlsua to n
cigar. hrr )o hiviie )our m ighbor
to have n rlifsr, do vim do It to lulbe
him? Ihi Jtut do It rvpetllng iter f
terward lo hold him limler obligation
to oii" In il you nciVpl a cigar from
a lili nd or newly lunde e,
thi Ion Ian tune "obiigwll" In him'.' a "tinnier," a "t iar ' or a
l iiUk ii emu ttr)M ml. elitirelt
tqui the i ham t f of the Hum ,t , it.
I ti It tlx would lliibrd U a ti.riiti in it ii who wotil.l smpt a "com
pllinelitaiy ttlliltrt" fioln oee of hi
iirltfhlstt a a toiikl.lvratioii for ,..
In; an litjuty to another of hi m-l, h
bora. W thi not t that thtia ai
Hot full luean niouifh l.t do M 'rr
hup hrn r, Hal lui hitiralle man
Would Kt.t pt II III kill h kpillt Nn
one, ItttHBler, Wimhl My lhal t bit til
lotio'tttblrt til wa In atrpliitat tlm
dintirr, Iml rallirr lhal t wa In ih-tutf
th wttniif In ay for .
Th pul.llti lolUial wUn will a,t-pt
tk ( a bill, ttf t,Htilr It a
March 31, 1898
such i worthy very little confidence.
Those who impeach the honesty of a
public official for accepting a pa have
so little confidence in that official that
they would not hesitate to impeach
his motive if he refused a pas. They
would say that he refused to accept It
to make himself more popular with
the masses of the people. That his ob
ject in refusing it wa to secure his
own rcnominntion and re-election to
public office. No one would say that
a public official did not want a pass.
All of them want them. It is human
nature to want them. The man whoso
motive in accepting a puss was bad,
would huve an equally budniotlve for
refusing one,
There are two way in which to cure
the pass evil, for an evil it is, , Tlie
first 1 to reduce railroad rate to
such nn extent that the companies
will be comjs-lled to call In the great
er number of passes und charge for
transportation iu order to earn a suf
ficient amount to pay dividends, Tlie
second remedy I to be found In
government ownership and operation
of the railroad. When the railroad
are owned and operated by the gov
ernment a the postal system, all per
son will enjoy equal privilege ami
not until then.
C'uba-Hpain's Cussed ncs '1 liursfon's
Pop Hpeecu- -j;ic;(lon JSrlbe Money
Washing Water Instead of Wino -Silver
The Cuban ipiesliou is still upjwr
most iu the minds of the people, i u
court of Jmpdry found that the Maine
wu destroyed by outside explosive.
The president recommend nothing,
and has probably fainteO1 clear away.
tVIsh we hu old Abe again. McKin
ley 1 u limber man, about like Gro
ley. And yet the money power think
he I a liohj, conservative, war like,
hesitating. He would do first
rate for a primary school teacher.
Three years more, two mind red thou
sand more women and children, will
have terveil,ln our own national door
yard. Hut what doe Wall and Im
Isml street care for that. War i biul
but there ure other thing worc,
The way Hpnin ha treated the old
men, women and children In Cuba I
enough to stir the blood ,f ages. The
most revolting measures were adopted
by Weyler, known a the consecntrudo.
Jt was nothing more nor les than
driving all the non-com butente Into
village and cities where they would
be starved. Jt was death for man,
woman or child lo ) seen ,jt eulti
valing the ground or in any way garn
ering food. More than two hundred
thousand Jiave ovtualfy died of star
vation and thousand more are just,
ready to die,
Kcnutor Thurston ha tried hi hand
at making pop speeches again. Once
Is fore, he made a speech that the pops
printed by the thousand and scattered
broadcast nil over the land. The fol
lowing is a part of the speech he made
last week on the Cuban ipiestion.
"Against the Intervention of tho
I'liited .States iu thi holy cause then
is but. one voice of dissent; that, voice
I the voice of the money changers.
They fear war. Not because, of anv
hrislian sentiment against war anil
in favor of peace, but been use they
fear that a declaration of war or tJm
intervention which might result in
war would have a depressing effect up
on the stock market.
Let these men whose loyalty is to
the dollar stand aside while the men
whose loyalty is to the nation come to
Ihe front.
"'I he 7,00(1,000 freemen who voted
for the rcpuhliean party ami for Will
iam McKinley ,i mortgage the
honor of this nation for a campaign
fluid, ami if Ihe time ever comes when
Ihe republican party destitute iu its
course of duty because of any iindlie
anicty for the welfare of the accu
mulated wealth of the nation, then let.
the republican party be swept from
the face of the earHi'iiml be succeeded
by some other party by vvhatevcrnumn
It may be called, which will represent,
the patriotism, the honor, the loyally
ami the devotion t lift I Ihe i, I.'ll,
party exhibited under Abraham Lin
coln ill M, I."
Don't I lint sound U,c a ,j, orator'.
as John onh jiiht discovered that
Ihe moiie.v power Iiiih McKinley ,v the
throat,' he Jiihl h'lirueil Ihut the
republican parlv and this udmiuUlru
'ii wcr irimiged in iidiauce to
liile the tuinlt niilliolis for II.IIIIIII
lo line iu the hit presidential election'.'
I lie sc unit, I'm pahiotlNin eot Ide start
of hi lovally to parl.v, In Ihut iecch.
I hat w a all.
We Wile delighted. lo lead. Ihe
ollur iiioiioiig that t. republican'
hud dctidid lo run the coming icfotio
clt.l ihcliou without mo net. We
I bought that tiid look like nfoiiii.
stile enough, lint U fore Ihe met ling
wu through II wu thought -l In
I ,iie one or two IhitiiKttiid for election
iiuipoM. the iniivur und I hi i hatter
I tin,!.
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in W,ili In oi dt r to Is lit tin,' I lot
h.ite wik!iiit twice u Mai, but set ill U
kl,itt dull lu-led ( , I, ,i.
the glowing di-ii.e, t nod igiil
for dl. Kiln I bii ited hi tituoot liipiotk
i wi n in tht ii, ,,f itntr ptili( W
lit, f I oil, th kpltitrf Hliilv I tiito III
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of wine wa biokt u. wa oin
Ihoitirht a li,iiliige ,n,. U-
ed with wlna in old, t l,i hat ant )a
lMe ihovk (,f t,n.liirk In th nmtiiett
relation N itMuieiit I i hrtngiitg
Il U linale that tint h a thiin
twenty titllbtitia ol dt,r tlolUt aie
now In viretiUiloit thitt hrit v the
liikttla nf l ii la hMin't inlitl, The i am
of the kHiiiu h'tt iiimI lnitkup. idiot
uit lhr mid nut i.f Hlloy, Vu ill
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