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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
November 30, 1890.
IN THAT DAY.
Pew people fully appreciate the dan-
lurking in the rapid eonsoiiaa
tioa of capital in vented in factorfet),
mills, furnaces, forests, packing
and transportation. When once these
branches of industry are securely bound
in ar many trust and the.se trust formed
into one gigantic corporation, or trust,
with a single head, then may the people
xpcct an industrial slavery to over
arpread our country with a pall, the like
f which has never been seen, which will
throw into the shade the conditions of
the French people just prior to the rev
vfation. Then will this central monster,
controlled by the god Mammon, allow
the producer so much profit on what he
produces, and tlx the wage the day
(laborer shall receive and collect from
the consumer as much as he can give
from that which he has to live on. In
that day the republic will totter on its
foundation, the complaining American
oitisen will be driven at the point of the
bayonet into silence and a half million
soldiers protect the vested rights of the
rich truHt magnates, and officials hold
ver, for fear the rabble may elect an
"anarchist" to office. The imperialist
and the one favoring a large army are
hastening the day; though many of them
say the American people can be trusted
to settle all things right. All people
oan be trusted to grow indifferent to any
very day blessing and permit ambitious
i designing men, prompted by the greed
ef gain, to attend to public affairs, and
in this way all republics have been over
turned. Crete Democrat.
IT SO APPEARS.
It appears indisputable, though re
Kretable that our Anglo-Saxon cousins
think of the relationship duly when they
aeed the relations, but have no room for
any feeling of solidarity when they have
it chance to do business at our expense.
Both England and the United States arc
ingnged in wild imperialistic projects.
Both are endeavoring to crush the lib
.erty of small peoples with blood and
fire. VoKsiHch? Tertium (Berlin).
It is a contemptible spirit and one un
worthy of Americans, proud of their
wouatryand its institutions, that impels
any American newspaper to herald a
"glorious victories' tne rcnorted sue
-oesses of the English in the sturdy little
feoutn a mean republic, lsn t it enough
Jot heaven s sake, that the president of
these United States does not dare to
utter one word of sympathy for this
Mister republic, struirclinc for its hearth
stone and its independence against Brit
ish robbery and spoliation, but must we
be subjected to the further humiliation
of seeing American newspapers cringing
down also, and snouting "glorious for
the victories this big English bull-dog
over the little plucky Transvaal terries?
ror shame! Grand Island Democrat
trade- pirates, tho Trusts, make it their
home port. It was the Trusts which
tarried New Jersey for the republicans.
iney win continue to do so until some
Democratic Decatur finds some method
of New Jersey' sore regeneration. The
POSTAL FRACTIONAL CURRENCY.
It has got to come. The people de
mand that it be furnished at parbvev
ery postolUce, in 5, 10, 25 and COc denom
inations. Have a little of this handy to
slip in an envelope when you want to or
der something by mail that you see ad
vertised. More mails and free delivery
in rural districts must be extended. The
parcels pof t at a lower rate should be
come universal. All this can bo had if
the people will work for it. Ex.
DON'T SAY IT.
of the United
States last fiscal year handled $196,653,
544 in receipts and expenses and of this
huge sum there was lost to the govern
ment from burglary, tire; embezzlement
and all other forms of carelessness and
dishonesty only 119158. "I doubt," says
a well known and widely observant
Washington correspondent, "if any pri
vate firm, bank or corporation, or any
institution in tne world tnat receives
and disburses money can show so good a
record, and yet we keep talking about
the inefficiency and corruption of the
public service." Hut, hush! This will
never do. If we talk this way the people
may begin to think the government ca
pable of taking hold of such monopolies
as tho railroads and running them as
common carriers for the public benefit
and not as special discriminating car
rier for certain powerful private inter
intorosts. Springlield Republican.
While trying to defend their un-Amer
ican ideas imperialists say "we. as
aation, are not at war with the Filipinos
vuij irjuiK uj ciiHsuse a lew "roueis.
The cold blooded murder of a private
iHoiiMer at la riatto tor dosertion from
rort Vrook, however, will be excused on
the plea that deserters, "in time of war,"
merit death. Such Bre the first fruits
or imperialism and militarism. Ameri
cans, how do you like it, so far? Ash-
Jan a Uaotte.
The fiirmer who comes to town for
wagon now will pay $10 more for it ;thnn
he could have gotten it for six months
ago. The trusts are a pretty nood thing
icr uw nmnuiacturer. Holt County
COULDN'T AFFORD IT.
Editor Richmond savs he tried to lmv
a new dress of long primer for his paper
nut cuuiu noi aianu tne price. This is
jnctt.iniey 'prosperity, Roy; all kinds of
paper and printer s material have gone
up, while the farmer sells his corn for Hi
cent to pay his subscription, if he pays
t- Vote and work against the trusts,
and this kind of prosperity, and when
the people's party gets into power you
can easily buy that aew dress for your
paper and the price will not rob you of
those luxuries that you and your family
ought to enjoy. Bloonitield Monitor.
It is reported that Meiklejohn is to be
appointed governor off Cuba. Don't
blame the Cubans if there is a rebellion
down there. With Meiklejohn. Ed. Sizer
and Tom Cook in Havana -what a lay
out! Pender Times.
y AMERICAN PIRATES.
In but one region did republicanism
"hold ground. That was New Jersey.
'There the Bad people gained. Nor is the
reason far to seek. New Jersey is the
spawning ground of Trusts. There they
hatch and breed and swim awav on
shark ish errands of voracity without
ruth. In an older day the IJarbaries of
tne north African Coast were the com'
mon nesting ground of pirates. They
might build an outfit, come and go, at
their thievish skull and cross lmnes
pleasure, by paying a per cent of tin
hideous profit to the Rev. Deratur it
was who smoto them into righteous ways
who gun ana cuua-w. lodav ew Jer
sey u the Morocco of America. Those
Former members of the disbanded
Monticollo club, which as been absorbed
by the Iriquoi club of democrat-, in
tend to carry on a campaign within tho
latter organization for municipal and
government ownership of public utili
ties, and the incorporation of such a
plank in the next national platform of
that party. Clarcence S. Dnrrow, Wil
liam l'rentiss and Nober Gottlieb will
lead in this campaign.
There are no longer any avowed Alt
geld and Harrison democrats iu Chicugo.
Tho old factions have decided to bury
the hatchet and work for the success of
the national and htate tickets, even if
Carter Harrison is the nominee for gov
ernor. But the radical free silver demo
crate are not prepared to recant any te
net of thoir political faith.-Chicago
Loekwood So ye thm Industrial Ci
Kilaalon (inrblrd Ilia Teatlnsoa.
A dispatch from Harmony, Pa..toayt:
M. L. Lockwood, the Independent oil
refiner and president of the American
Antitrust league, whose evidence be
fore the Industrial . commission , la
Washington created a sensation be
cause of his charges against Justice
Ilaigha of Buffalo and the 'standard
Oil company, declares that some of his
most Important testimony before the
commission was suppressed and some
of it changed to suit the purposes of
"In spite of that fact, however," de
clares Mr. Lockwood, "I shall tight the
monopolies to the very end. A month
after giving my testimony ' 1 found
that It had been turned over to Pro
fessor Jenks, the expert agent of the
commission, to edit.
"After many applications for the
proof sheets of ray testimony, three
months afterward, wbileVl Washing
ton, I received a telegrazl from my
Zellenople office on Oct4 2 saying:
'Proofs of your Industrlalfl-omuulsslon
testimony received. Most; Important
parts omitted. They Instruct return
Immediately or proofs will go to print
uncorrected.' ) j
"I went to the commission's rooms
and asked for the proof sheets. I was
unable to get them there and tele
graphed to my own office to have the
papers sent on. When they arrived,
I compared tlicm with the printed
Left Ail Alone .
Mrs. John A. Logan, in her beautiful
but lonesome home in Calumet Place,
this city, is the recipient of universal
sympathy. "Son Jack," as she was wont
to call the gallant and handsome young
Major who fell the other day in the Phil
ippines, was the idol of her heart. He
was born to her rather late in life, be
fore the Logan struggles with poverty
were fairly over. In recent years they
have had several substantial windfalls.
i . i i . . .
ouu me won is now nanisned forever
far from their door; but no doubt the
lonely, white haired widow looks back
upan those days of debt and financial
worry, when her husband and boy were
wun ner, as the happiest of her life.
f ANNIB BhMGHAM.
Washington, Nov. 22.
Strayed. One spring calf. red. ear
mark. Owner can have same by paying
for keeping and for this notice.
M. A. Ingartoll,
3 miles northeast, Raymond, Neb.
jMwrof Oiuliupiitx f.irt Hlaarli lliatlca
as mereury will surely destroy the, sen
f smell and trmnplctcly derantjo the
Whole system when entering it through
the mucous hurfaoo Such articles
should never be ued except on prescrip
tion from reputable physicians, as the
damage they will do is ten fold to th.
good you can possibly derive from them.
Hall's Catanrh Cure, manufactured by
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo 0 coatnina
no mercury, and is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mu
ens surfaces of the system. In buying
Haifa Cataarh Cure be sure you get the
ftvouine. It is taken internally and is
saada in Toledo Ohio, by F, J. Chenpy ft
Q. Testimonial free.
Kr Bold by druggist?, price 73c
Hall's Family Pills are the bjst
The editor of a prominent poultry
journal in a recent newspaper interview,
paid that, "much has been said in the
various newspapers in regard to the
magnitude of the jKiultry business in
the United States. I tell you that in
spite of the astonishing figures presented
the poultry industry is yet in its infancy
and there h no limit to its possibilitie
Ihisviewis a common expression of
those who have investigated the poultry
industry to any extent. This being the
case, it behooves the poultry producer
to take advantage of every means which
will enablo him to produce in lanre.r
mantities and at a smaller cost tha n can
le done by the natural methods of incu
bation and brooding, and along that
line, we wish to direct the attention of
our iriends to the goods manufactured
and sold by the Des Moines Incubator
Co.. of Des Moines, Iowa, which is the
largest exclusiva incubator and brooder
factory in this country, if not in Mm
world, l his company manufacture both
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signed for extensive broiler plants. The
new catalogue of the Des Moines Incu
ooior nas jusi made its appearance,
mm ii is b mosi attractive book, dealing,
in addition to full detailed description
oi nu meir incuDators and brooders, in
matters of a highly instructive charac
In. n nil , I, n . 1 i. ' , r.,, .
mi Kiit on umnrn ui jKiuiirv rrising. xnis
latter department of the book treats
upon poultry production, from the i
bution of the eggs through all gradations
up 10 me marketing of the matured
fowls. The information which it gives
is not of a theoretical character, but
sum as has leen actually obtained
tnrougn practical experience by the
managers of the business themselves. No
one wno is at all interested in the sub
ject of incubators can afford not to have
b copy of this book. In addition to the
descriptions and practical information,
it also Kivcs several hundred testimoni.
als from parties who have used Success
ful incubators and brooders. One of
them, Mr. George H. Wolfe, of Kump,
Md., a breeder of registered .Tnrwvmttla
and leading varieties of standard fowls.
wrote after havimr sriven his
t rial, as follows; "I have used several
different makes of incubators and hmrul.
ers and can choerfully recommend your
machines above all others. If I hurl
only bought your machine first, I would
have been several hundrtd dollars batter
Oil. I know Of another beraon in tn
neighborhood who purchased a machine
from you last year and he has had
cellent results from it." We hope that
very reader of this paper will send six
cents for a copy of this catalogue, to the
Des Moines Incubator Co., box 33, Des
copy which had been corrected from
one of the carbon copies of the type
written statement presented to the
commission, and found that many sen
tences, and even whole chapters, con
tained In the typewritten statement
were left out of the proof sheets. All
of the chapter Iu regard to the, Mat
thews case, as follows, was stricken
" 'Rend tho record of the Matthews
case against, the Standard Oil people
for conspiracy to blow up his refinery
and ruin his business. This case was
before Judge Halght of Buffalo. Read
tho evidence of Matthews; read the ev
idence of his partner, whom they had
bribed and debauched to betray his as
sociate; read the evidence of this man
whom they had spirited about from
the Atlantic to the Pacific, keeping
him under cover, under an aBatmied
name, at Boston and elsewhere; keep'
Ing him under cover for four long
years, that bis evidence might not he
had by the courts; keeping hlra until
the lond of crime In his heart became
too great for him to bear and con
science forced him to go back to Buf
falo and confess to Matthews.
'Rend the rulings of the Judge In
this case excluding important evi
dence, and when two of those that
were Indicted were cohvicted sentence
was delayed for several long months,
and finally $250 fine was the sentence.
Two hundred and fifty dollars! A hun
dredth part of the money which Mat
thews had expended In brfnging these
criminals to judgment!' tl
"I had called attention i$ the polit
ical rewards of the monopolies that
put judges upon the bench, and I had
taken up the Rice case and asked the
commission to read the 43 pages of
Henry Lloyd's great book. 'Wealth
Versus Commonwealth.' giving a his
tory of George Rice's efforts to do
business over American railroads. I
said to the commission that when they
had read this record of crime It would
make every drop of American blood in
their veins boll with Indignation. This
part was stricken out. as were my
charges that the courts had broken up
iuannews and would break up any
man who honestly attempted to bring
tnem to judgment.
"IlavlriK protested to the commission
against the elimination of part of my
testimony In the report. I met Profess
or Jenks by appointment. This was In
nshlngton on Oct. 20.
"At our conference we could not
agree. Some portions of the testimony
that were left out of the proof sheets
he claimed could not have been pre
sented, as the shorthand notes did not
show any record of them. I insisted that
some portions which were stricken out
I had a distinct remembrance of pre
senting, and I claimed that where
there was a dispute the ' typewritten
copy from which I spoke and which I
had presented ns my official testimony
should be taken. He refused to admit
anything except that which appeared
In the stenographic notes. And this Is
the way the case stands now."
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For the Reflection of the City and Country
.Merchants a well uh all whe are Inter
eKted In the Cause of Humanity I'omUI
Fractional Currency . and Parcels Fost
Editor Independent: Free postal deliv
ery has actually come, $300,000 worth of
it it, and the people are delighted with
it, The parcels pot is one pf the next
things to come, and indeed the press is
already agitating the matter and can
vaasing the country for It nupport and
adoption. Tho following is one of the
many press notices:
It has got to come. The people de
mand that fractional currency be fur
nished at every postofllce at par in 5, 10,
25 and 50 cent denomination?. Have a
Another Cabinet Officer.
A Washington news Item gives cur
rency to the following as part of the
"The Republican position on the
Philippines, toother with the aequisl-
uuu oi rorio uico and Hawaii, makes
It necessary that a new department of
tne government shall be established.
The president has foreseen this and iu
his message to congress will recom
mend the establishment of such a de
partment. The department of com
merce will be the name, aod a cabinet
officer will be at Its head. The war
department will be relieved of charge
of all the matters now coming before
It as a result of Its control over differ
ent possessions, and
- ' v va iticr
branches of other departments will bo
embraced In the new creation."
Here s a good Job for the right man.
But the "department of commerce" Is
not an appropriate title. The new offl-
Clal, If congress sees fit to adont the
suggestion, should be s tried "secre
tary for colonial affairs" or "secretary
of the colonies."
We suggest yet another step Id the
march toward Imperialism. In addi
tion to an expanded cabinet the ores!-
dent should be provided with a dHtt
council, for membership la which all
the goldbug. trust and other monopo
ly interests would cheerfully contribute
willing and capable representatives.
Journal of Knights of Labor.
when you want to order something by
mail which you see advertised. Besides
the postal fractional currency would re
lieve you of the red tape and expease of
postal notes and money orders.
To the last sentence I ask, who, the
government or the merchant? How
would it benefit the people to put frac
tional currency into circulation? Why,
they could send to the city for various
articles which are advertised in the pa
pers, and the parcels delivery would
bring it to them cheaper than the local
merchant could sell it to f hem. thus do
ing away with his profit. But, what
would become of him? We will cousid-
er that later, for the present we can see
tnat tno city merchants receipts would
visibly increase. io doubt that it would
benefit the city merchants for the imme
diate present, but bring ruin later as
will be seen. I, noticed also in the Kan
sas City Journal that the retail mer
chants of that city were discussing the
question of "how shall we induce the
country people to come to the city to
trade." The wholesale merchants ob
jected to weekly and bi-weekly railroad
cur, rates on tne ground that it would in
jure their country jobbing business
They were wise enough not to wis
to advance and promote causes which
would kill the goose that lays the golden
egg for them. The Kansas Cityans have
nuut a magnificent convention hall and
hope by its attractions, which they pro
pose to make as numerous as possible, to
swell the volume of their retail trade to
immense proportions: and Omaha has
evolved the idea of doing likewise.
j. uese are some oi tne means em
ployed to increa-e the business of our
cities. today, and as history always re
lates this is the usual trend of commer
cial progress when our financial condi
tions are crippled by corrupt legislation
ana corrupt p ijiic officials.
When tho city merchant find their
receipts insufficient according to the
amount of capital invested and expens
es incurred, instead of looking for the
initial causes therefore he sets about it
to swallow the country merchant by
taking away his trade. If he cave the
matter his careful inspection he would
see that tho lack of sufficient money
was at tha bottom of the trouble. Our
financial policy must be remodeled by
proper legislation, or how long before we
shall bow down to London on tho banks
of the Thames, as tho world once did to
Korae on the banks of the Tiber.
Before the downfall of Rome, the
Canipagna, one of the richest agricul
tural districts of the world, became de
populated and was infested by bandits
and murderers who made frequent raids
upon the city and often murdered trav
elers or held them for ransom. Why
was this garden spot abandoned? Be
cause the poor in the city committed
theft upon the adjacent farming commu
nities because of their necessities, and
the farmers could not make a living un
der such circumstances.
This is the highway we are now trav
eling. Let us reason. Day by day the
prices of all farm products are falling,
notwithstanding the acknowledged enor
mous shortage of all food products of
the world and prevailing famine in In
dia which the press is vain'y trying to
hide, as well as other imminent famines
Yet we note also that tho prices
of - all manufactured articles which
the producer must buy rise stead
ily 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 150 per cent, also
the advance of all transportation rates,
some of which nave a very peculiar
twist I noticed that a short time ago,
in the month of September this year, that
grain transportation rates for export
from western points to steamships in N.
Y was 3 cents per hundred, while car-
load lota from New York were 17 cents
I notice that it takes more grain to
buy a barrel of sugar, or a keg of nails,
or ary other staple article which a farm
ers must use. And why? Because of
the trusts. And what causes trusts?
Business firms net doing business
enough. Why? Because people don't
buy. And why don't they buy more
freely? Because produce and labor do
not produce enough money. Why not?
Because money is scarce. The dollar is
nign, wane produce ana labor are
The last few weeks has seen the Netf
York bankers on the brink of financial
ruin, has witnessed them appealing to
the government and western banks to
save them. There is a shortage of mon
ey, influencing the moving of our grain
and iive stock, and therefore prices are
cities to work, and the city merchant.
insieao. or swallowing the country mer
chant, would come in for his share of
the prosperity wich would result there
from. All classes would be materially
benefitted. Our charitable institutions
would cease to be overrun and our
workhouses would be empty, our insane
hospitals and penitentiaries would be
large enough to hold all our patien s
and criminals, with room to spars L. t
us begin our charities and civilization 1 1
home as well as abroad.
Open our storehouse of hidden treas
ures in the mountains and every factory
in the land will be humming to the tune
of joyful, happy hearts. Towns and vil
lages would spring up in the mountains,
and our farmers would till the soil with
light hearts because they would be able
iu Bet more man z per cent on tneir in
vestments. Railroads would be built
throughout the west to carry the im
mense traffic which would result, and
both interna and foreign commerce
would rally with a vigor which would
make us the richest, strongest nation on
As proof of what I say. look to Mexico. '
which has but recently established bi
mettalism. Already, alert commercial,
business men are tuming their eyes to
the many opportunities which are pre-1
senteH in that country, and many are i
transferring their interests to the shelter
of its more prosperous government;
where stocks are not watered and busi
ness is upon a sound basis as compared
witn our own present environments.
Let us return to tho self-evident truth
as set forth in the declaration of inde-
Eendence, and our convention halls will
ave plenty of use by the developed and
educated musicians, the numberless ar
tists and advancod scientists who will
be developed by this prosperity of our
Great America. Skward Bradford.
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