The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, June 21, 1900, Page 3, Image 3

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June 21, 1900.
"Winding up an unusually large spring trade has left us with a fine stock of goods, though broken in sizes and lots.
We are fully determined that no goods shall be left over. We know of one way, and that is give you good, clean,
straight, this year's goods at extremely low prices. -Not simply a few lines but EVERY UI1E III THE HOUSE WILL BE SUBJECT TO
Boys', Men's, and Children's Clothing; Boys', Men's, and Children's Hats; Boy's, Men's, and Children's Furnishing
Goods, Summer Clothing, Straw Hats, Negligee Shirts, Underwear, Hosiery, Neckwear, in fact everything in the
house at 25 per cent discount. The following goods (being contract goods) are excepted: Knox Hats, E. & W. and
Barker Collars, Manhattan Shirts and Overalls. All other pds in Clothing, Furnishing 6oods, and Hat Department at 25 PER CENT OFF PLAINLY MARKED PRICE
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tW Pivatlan Wt ti.
If you hzrm any doubt a to the qual
ity acd durability of tb- prts.iuiu watch
w o?.t for c loM of t.w ulwriptioc.
rad 1L f..n'o ir.r !tt-r frru totrje of
tboMr who har r-cied it- We hare
v-rai tun Jnd rrir' like tLeai. and
have crrt-r bad a n..!air.t.
Rarw!!. Nb-. Jut 12. lifJ). Editr
lcdj-adect: Watrh cace all right,
ac4 fcajcy LLack tr jtu ftr it- Your
tj-r i an rj e otE.-r to city o. js.
Wtli try to fet tLre. 1 bare br-n tak
tt nearly rv-r wsr1 it trt-i acd
xrrt to kc 1 ran to rd it,
a&d tbn I wilJ prt woe- to rai it to
l. Your a eer.?o. Jiiirtt.
n:o! niujTHEiLS.
Sviiard. N-b.,Ju:.- 1-1. l'.'O'J. - Editor
In ir-cdE.t: Tb two jresiiuta
watcL w rrfited bare k-t zttrd
im aci iro-n ery -atf actor. John
Ilat-fcr-s. Jr. Erwin Haneii.
Nape, N Jute II. 1 '.... -Editor
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right aod ii letter thaa I ipe-ted. It 1
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f t . 1 . t..l.L t
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wa dired tiat tfc- rrii 4 .
rao" a tL- Jy reward eipcJ. la j
acr.LMwr r.e w "na;tuhjectioa:becauMi of corruption apt to
a rre-.iua anyway. e wi.a ,
w 1T rriucm lor me n-
Kn ct our friecd. atd in add.tion the ;
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Cr. Net, Jtr.e II. 1X.- Editor
Icdepetdrct.TLe watch i girirg rery
l?w3 Ufction. It tezu tu time
a littU. a&4 ba bees i-ft ab-ad Mver&l
tiiDM usee we got it, but tL regulator
ba tut ben ooted et. Tbi i located
tboat kail way lietwe-n V aad S. I
bali try ixmr-g Wward F. wbich will
cndwbwUy cake it all riLt. I gave
the wat-i to OLe t-f tuy oc, who Las
bees carrjir it cutstituaily wtre it was
reor-jed frota
yoa. We cos-id er tbeiqUered Goth and Visigoth and stood
watdti wenh ail
E03- Ji OCr I Would DOt t-II
aueh fross a watch of tbi kicd a one
txmUt-S tet tfteea tinie ita price, but
ft- a ci-aj watch. &r oce custirg no more
thaa it dor. I tbitk tbi ejual if cot
ftupencr to xy that I ever uw. How
frTer, 1 tu wntic. will eay that I be
UeT tbe recurtiuQ ia price cf the lode
Indes.t a letter mducemect for new
stcrb-rft txao aey other kisd of pre
mium ytu couid Lave offered- Am
yre tLat I coild iret asctber large lijst
of ww sWi;Ur if ocly I had time
to go after tir mtich. I Late been ia-
Special Sale
of Shoes.
sale, a
teading to do as soon as my time will
Trmit my leaving home. Perhaps I
cannot pet away ustil after harvest. Will
fcend io a name whenever I can get oae.
Andrew Y'oung, Jr.
Peru. Neb.. June 13. 1500. Editor In
dependent: I received the watch sent
S out a a premium all right. It has given
I good satisfaction so far. Kept good time
with an eight day clock ngtt along. I
think they are well worth the money
akei fcr them. W. W. Smith.
Fairbury. Neb.. June 14. 1000. Editor
Independent: The watch i-? entirely
(Kati-factorr. It is a good time piece.
t Trais Clemmons.
Arizona, Neb June 10, V.W. Editor
Independent: I handed the watch to
oce of mr bovs who is going to school
It keep good time and he is well pleased
with the prize, it being hU first watch.
! Hucce- to the Independent and our fu-
, ion ticket till; fall. II. C. Lydick.
IIUtiy of 'Uon- Ii"ult to Conquer-
ur-lnflnrnr on Trlf ami Indnfttr
r May lipwt 1 rom it.
Iiitr Inderendent: Of the causes
which have seriously crippled or brought
! about the downfall of cations in the
I past, not a few can be traced to the lust
for coD'iuest or territorial areTandize-
ment becau of the ill-will and jealous
conluent upon such action, be-
chxli 0f the large standing armies
esrv to keep dissatisfied province
neral among officers stationed
in di.,Mt tirxjviDce, and measurably in
dependent of home government, and
becau of the tyrannical di-position. or
t aiiuyi prupeiiura, ui lauuuug atuui-
tioR of SUch officers. A few instance in
fcJ storJ Und out pr0minentl y in which
oce or more of these causes have com
passed the serious hurt of nations or
their total and irretrievable ruin.
Koine extended her power over all the
known world, in the end to come corrup
tion, dissension, debauchery, and effem
inacy at home, and dissatisfaction, re
volt and rebellion abroad. Her re
sources were at last exhausted by her
1 va-t armies, so that she who had con
turn oocquerea oy ooui ana v lsigom,
who swept down .from the north upon
her fertile valleys, laid waste her fields,
pillaged her cities, looted her treasuries
and desecrated her temples. Her
mighty legions, her invincible cohorts,
led by conquering Cav-ars with scream
ing eagle along the banks of the Dan
ube. the Ilhine and the Rhone, proved
in after year a source of weakness to
the tate, with exorbitant demands lm
poskib!, of esU-Jyjrg ia the tnenex
Lot 65.
210 pairs Ladies Fine Vici Kid
McKay Sewed, Silk Vesting top,
warranted Shoe, new Derby Toe,
best ciak tanned soles, width A
to EE. sizes 1 to 8 our regular
? 2.00 Shoe, special sale, a pair,
1C3 pairs of Misses Black Vici Kid
Laced Shoes, extra quality oak
tanned soles, fine drill lined, Eng
lish back stay, sewed with best
bilk, the best $1.50 shoe on earth at
Shoe, sizes 8i to 11, at
1 Boys' best American
calf skin, heavy oak
soles, English back stay,
new London toe, sewed with 3
best silk, extra heavy drill
lined, widths C to EE, worth $2
anywhere you go, during this
pair, $1.19
hausted state of the revenues and only
ppeased at last by the crown of empire
itself, purchased for a price by one of
their leaders.
Other examples are not wanting. In
the fifteenth and sixteenth century
Spain rose to power, wealth and afflu
ence. She extended her empire by con
quest in the old and new worlds. Fleets
of merchantmen poured a constant
stream of wealth into her coffers. She
became the dominant power of Europe,
and the world stood aghast in contem
plation of her resources, opulence and
strength. But her days were already
numbered. Full to satiety, she became
proud, arrogant, aggressive and defiant.
The nations invaded her territory to
avenge the wrongs they had sustained
at her hands. Her colonies revolted one
by one and gained their independence in
pitepf powerful armies sent at enor
mous expense to subdue them. Her re
sources were exhausted and debts accu
mulated in the vain endeavor to main
tain the integrity of her empire. Torn
by dissensions and loaded with obliga
tions, she is today but a shadow of her
ormer self, a third-class power among
the nations of the earth, with an effote
aristocracy left to dream of former gran
deur in the sweat of a slavish popula
in the last days of the eighteenth
century a new power came upon the
scene in the person of a Corsican lieu
tenant. Placing himself at the head of
the French armies, he overran and con
quered southern Europe, stabled his
horses m the Caesars, drove the Austrian
power from his throne, thrust the de
scendants of the Great Frederick from
their heritage and fought and won bat
tles in the shadows of the pyramids.
But a day of reckoning came. The
armies of Europe massed in force, over
threw the mighty conquerers, banished
him forever from Europe and left France
to recuperate as best she might her
wasted energies spent in the vain
glorious task of boastful conquest.
Su :h in brief is an imperfect outline
of extension of empire in the past. No
sadder requiem was ever suns than
would be the story of conquest drawn
out into detail, depicting wasted ener
gies, bankrupt treasuries, fertile valleys;
devastated, cities pillaged, death, de
struction and desolation everywhere, all
to "gild the tombs and embalm the mem
ories" of the ambitious, the vain-glorious,
the selhsh, the unwise, the unscrupulous
and tne unjust.
It is the peculiar glory of. the past of
the United States never to have been
engaged in an unjust war, or to have ex
tended her territorial limits by force of
arms, iter traditions are traditions of
peace, of justice and of liberty. She has
striven to rise to power by means of the
energies and ingenuities of her people
applied to industrial pursuits. Those
energies have not heretofore been wasted
in wars of conquest, but in defense of
liberty and right. As a consequence her
wars have been few, and she can look
back with peculiar satisfaction to
Bunker Hill, Princeton, Saratoga and
the Brandywine, to Lundy's Lane and
New Orleans and to Chattanooga, the
Wilderness aad Gettysburg. At the
same time she has been the champion
of liberty on this continent and her peo
ple have viewed with peculiar deligh
the onward march of freedom and inde
pendence on this hemisphere. Any at
tempt on the part of the powers of the
old world, said Presidert Monroe, in
- 107 pairs Men's Fine Vici Kid Shoes, Hand Welt, Sea Island Cotten Lined, uppers sewed
with best silk, finest quality oak tanned soles, all widths, A to EE, our
regular $3 Shoe, the best on earth for the money,
during this S ale at, a p air
ail Orders given prompt attention.
1822, to "extend their system to any por
tion of this hemisphere would be re
garded as dangerous to our peace and
safety, and consequently encounter our
In 1803 we added Louisiana territory
to our domain by purchase from France
or 1 15,000,000; in 1819, Florida by pur
chase from Spain for $5,000,000; in 1848,
a large tract by purchase from Mexico
or S 15,000,000 and m 1807, Alaska by
purchase from Russia for $7,200,000.
Nearly all this territory was contiguous,
compact and sparsely settled. Into
much of it our settlers, trappers, hunters
and traders had already penetrated, so
that we were virtually adding to our ter
ritorial domain a country already pre
pared for statehood, they were admitted
nto the union of states. So natural, so
imperceptible, had been our growth in
territorial extent, so simple and peace-
ul had been our advance to the Pacific
that it is doubtful if one American in
five hundred had devoted a moment's
thought to expansion before the battle
of Manila bay and the publication in a
London paper of an article from its
Washington correspondent to the effect
that the whole American public had at
ast resolved to burst the bonds of ter
ritorial confinement and had of a sudden
bloomed out as violent, uncompromising
Soon after the war with Spain ended
and later on we purchased the Philip
pine islands from Spain for $20,000,000,
with a war of indefinite duration. The
reasons for this extraordinary procedure
have never been fully cleared up, and
probably never will be, for reports are
conflicting. Some of the defenders of
it say that we purchased them as a salve
to Spain's wounded pride, others as the
gateway to China and the trade of the
orient, still others because of the need of
coaling stations in that quarter of the
sriooe. etc. xne president; nimseii aoes
not throw much light on the question,
for he says at one time that we pur
chased the title to them, though he does
not say why we did it, and then involved
the question in a still denser fog by as
sertiner that they were given by the
hand of God.
But let that be aa it may, we got
mixed up there somehow, and a rather
uncomfortable muss it is, all things con
sidered. An analysis of the situation is
about this: 1. We proclaimed, war
against Spain for humanity. 2. We
conquered Spain for humanity. 3. We
made a treaty witn fepain by wnicn we
purchased the Philippine islands and
a war for conquest for $20,000,000. 4.
We sent a governor general (whatever
that is) and a lot of subordinate officers
over there for the Philippinos to take
caro of and a standing army to take care
of the Philippinos. .
Meanwhile the government is at im
mense expense and to make the matter
still worse our standing army has been
increased enormously, and, as the waiter
says in Oliver Twist, "this boy asks for
Just what the future will develop only
conjecture can say, but it looks now as
though our soldiers would be kept over
there chasing Otis' ignis f atuus in the
shape of Aguinaldo until a few thousand
of them are some day ambushed and
massacred. Then a cry will go up that
this "rebellion" must be put down if
takes a hundred and fifty thousand men
to do it. Thereupon more men and more
bonds will be voted and the "rebellion
will vanish and nothing of it all will re
main but the standing army and the
bonds, which, like the poor, will be with
us alwavs, they being a necessary ad
junct of that higher civilization of which
we hear so rauch in these later days.
Our bibles do not tell us anything about
bonds and standing armies in the celes
tial regions; therefore, the presumption
is that the dwellers in those famed
climes have not reached the highly civ
ilized state attained by mortals here be-
But we are told that expansion is ab
solutely necessary on account of our
growing industries. The idea is con
veyed that without extensive possessions
throughout the world a vast commerce
is impossible of attainment. In urging
this reason for expansion its votaries
have overlooked the fact that the great
est commercial aations of the past have
not been those of extensive territorial
possessions. Venice, -small in area, and
with an impoverished soil, dominated
the world's commerce for a thousand
years, and in the middle ages, situated
on a few islands of the Adriatic, repeated
only in lesser degree what Phoenicia had
done. ith comparatively limited areas
Germany and France in our day have
each an extensive foreign commerce.
Here we are referred to England as an
example of the mightiness that may be
attained by reason of a colonial system
and vast territorial extent. But Eng-
and is not a case in point. England's
colonial system is a system of paradox
at most. England is the putative owner
of colonies which she does not own, the
pseudo ruler of nations which she does
not and dare not rule. Let her raise her
hand in opposition to any well conceived
and pre-determined plan of Canada or
Australia, and the last vestige of her as
sumed authority over these countries
would be swept away forever. But if it
be granted that she owns and rules
these immense possessions as she pleases
what does it amount to by way of argu
ment? The United States is not now,
and nas not Deen tor a century and a
quarter, considered a dependency of
Great Britain, yet Great Britain's trade
with this country amounts to more than
10 per cent of the grand total of her pos
sessions, ur tne aggregate of tfritish
foreign trade, approximating $2,500,000,
uuu, annuany, out aooux ou,uuu,uuu, or
less than 25 per cent, is done with her
immense colonial possessions. This
country, without colonial possessions or
the expense incident thereto, has a for
eign trade approximating $2,000,000,000,
annually. Thus it is seen that the ar
gument for expansion as a means of se
curing foreign trade and an outlet for
surplus products has no foundation
in fact.
TT . WW .
w e are assured, nowever, tnat ocean
possessions are absolutely essential to
secure to us the Chinese trade. Men
speak as though we had never had
Chinese trade, and yet we have been
trading with China for more than thirty
years, or ever since Anson Burlingame
negotiated a treaty between that empire
and tne united States in 1808. Eng
land has been on the borders of China
for a century and a half and yet her ag
gregaie u-aoe wiux imna in lsab was
but $42,000,000, as compared with more
than $20,000,000 for the United States in
the year 1897-8. Meanwhile we have
been developing a vast internal empire
comprising approximately, 3.000,030
square miles territory, while England
has had little else to which to devote
her energies save this of trade exten
If Daniel Webster believed in a sys--
tem of forcible expansion, it has never
been asserted that he said so. 1 et he
believed that we should have a great
oreign commerce, and advised his coun
trymen to go to the sea. And, perhaps,,
if we had heeded the advice of Webster,
supplementing it ; with more rational
navigation and commercial laws than
those which we have had all along, we
hould now be fully abreast of Great
Britain in respect to foreign commerce,
notwithstanding the vast territory which
we have developed.
Jefferson has been held up to us as an
expansionist, and by implication an ad
vocate of forcible expansion. Jefferson
sent Lewis -and Clark to the Pacific
coast in 1803 to explore the region of the
Columbia river, and negotiated the
Louisiana purchase with France. Hav
ing made the purchase he consulted con
gress with the utmost expedition and
was careful to safeguard the inhabitants
of the territory in all their constitutional
rights; but " he who . manumitted his
slaves, who abolished primogeniture
rom his native state, who secured relig
ious liberty for the people of this coun
try, who was the first of anti-slavery ad
vocates, never in all the fifty years of his
political activity, usefulness and human
itarianism was instrumental in the shed
ding of one drop of human blood, save
in the cause of liberty and against op
Of course it costs money to expand.
We paid $30,000,000 for the vast stretch
of territory extending from the Missis
sippi river to the Pacific ocean and com
prising an area of 2.000,0Q0 square miles
approximately. We paid $20,000,000 for
111,500 sq. miles on the Asiatic coast and
we have been spending money ever since
on a war with tne inhabitant of the ter
ritory, so that these islands, like the In
dian's gun, will cost more than they come
to, to say nothing of the violation of that
principle of our organic law, which says
that all governments derive their just
powers from the consent of the governed
In the meantime we are so situating
ourselves as to excite the jealousies of
old world nations, get ourselves mixed
up in European and Asiatic quarrels,
and becomes involved in interminable
controversies,- disputes and wars, to the
neglect of our own immense territory,
capable of supporting a half billion of
people, with its agricultural and mineral
resources to develop, its railroads to ex
tend and its varied industries to multi
ply. Besides we must have a large
standing army, kept up et an enormous
expense to the people and to become
permanent charge upon their industry
and a perpetual menace to their peace
liberty and pursuits of happiness, for no
nation can extend its authority over for
eign territory by force, without incurring
the ever-present danger of revolt therein
In burdening our people with a large
standing army we shall outrage our tra
ditions of a hundred years, ignore the
teachings of the founders of the govern
ment and defy the sad experience of the
republics in the- past, -r
But little less tOT be dreaded, however,
in the acquisition of insular territory in
Asiatic waters, is in the incorporation
into our body politic of people alien in
race and civilization and ignorant of our
traditions, our laws and our customs.
with the constitutional right to exercise
the franchise upon an equality with our
best and most; -enlightened citizens.
Nor is it improper to mention the danger
to our laboring classes of the importation
of-the-Malay races to, compete with and
ower the wage of the American laborer,
or the dread ' of introducing into our
country those diseases peculiar to Asiatic
countries, and which have ever been a
scourge of their people and successfully
resisted the highest . medical skill to
The efforts of Washington to avoid en
tangling alliances, . ambitious desires of
conquest, and to busy ourselves with our
own internal affairs, are peculiarly ap
propriate to out present situation, as
they come down to us through a hun
dred years, filled with the. wisdom of a
sound mind, the patriotism of an ardent
heart and the glory of an untarnished
name. . r
In conclusion, if this nation shall go
down to future ages in story of virtuous
similitude, it will not be by reason of
wide expanse of territory, great armies,
mighty navies or- Vast accumulations of
aggregated wealth;. but by reason of the
thrift, comfort and happiness of ' its
masses; by reason of tne grace and vir
tue of its womanhood, the strength and
honesty of its manhood; by reason of
the intelligence and rectitude of all its
citizens, their love of freedom, their ha
tred of tyranny and their inherent dis
position to uphold the right and punish
the wrong; to uplift' and. protect the
weak and the oppressed and stand in
mighty phalanx against the strong and
the oppressor. " - - E. S. Jo E.s.
Rising City, Neb. -
Gut Rates on F. E. h M. V.
Special Excursions Northbound, The
Nortnwestern Line, F., E. & M. V. R.
R., St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Ka-
sota, Wausa, Minn., and The Superiors,
on June 21st., July 7, 8 ,9, 10 and 18,
and August 2, at one fare plus $2.00 for
the round trip. Good until October
31, 1900.
Call for tickets and other informa
tion on J. D. JACKSON.
C. P. & T. Agent.
117 So. 10th St.
Special Westbound Excursions.
Northwestern Line, F., E. & M. V. R.
R. Deadwood, Hot Springs, Rapid
City, S. D., Casper, Wyo., Denver, Colo
rado Springs, Pueblo, and Glenwood
Springs, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, on
June 21, July 7, 8, 9, 10, and 18, August
2, 1900. At one fare plus two dollars
for round trip, good until October 31,
Call for tickets and other informa
tion on J. D. JACKSON,
C. P. & T. Agent.
'-' 117 So. 10th St.
"Daylight Special" to th National Demo
cratic Convention at Kanna City.
On July 3rd the Missouri pacific will
run a special train to Kansas City for
the Traveling Men's Bryan Club, the
Jeffersonian Club, the Bryan Home
Guards, the Continental Guards and the
Free ' Silver Republicans, which will
leave Lincoln at 11:00 a. m. and arrive at
Kansas City at 5:55 p. m. Hagenow's
famous band will accompany the train
and. it will be specially decorated for the
The rate will be only $5.75 for the
round trip and tickets will be good to
return until July 9th.
, For further .information call at city
ticket office, 1039 O Street, Lincoln.
F. D. CORNELL, C. P. and T. A. ,