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A LETTER THAT IS NOT A FORGERY.
A Fac-Simile Reproduction of a Letter of Judge M. P. Kmkaid Showing His Former Con
nection with Joseph S. Bartley.
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Judge of the 2th Judicial Ouft
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On account of the difficulty of reading this script, The Independent reproduces it in plain type.
M. P. KINKAID,
JtlDGB OF TUB I2TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
O'Neill, Neb., Jan. 30, 1890.
PUBLICITY AND AMENDMENTS
A Schema of Corporation Lawjtn Who
HaYe Always Sold Themselves to ,
Plutocracy and Always Will
Editor Independent: For. several
years past the corporation attorneys
who run polities and manage the gov
ernment for their patrons have been
casting about for some place to un
load the blame and responsibility for
the commercialization of this govern
ment, to relieve themselves from pos
sible popular condemnation and also to
in.u.re the continuance of the unjust
systems they had inaugurated. And at
last they have found it, and here it is:
"Publicity and constitutional amend
ment." It seems that a great many men of
all parties are actively or passively
supporting these ideas, but before
tiieco schemes of evasion and insult the
public stands dumb and hopeless. As
c.ne from the ranks I wish to be heard.
Cf U e first proposition but little need
be said. It is assumed that if the
P'ttlJe knowr of the extortionate prof
its gathered in by the trusts that the
men "ho icap them will cease their
plundering. The public knows that
Schwab gets $800,000 per year salary,
but he draws it just the same. The
rallie knows that railroad rates have
been raJsed 30 per cent since the pass
ago of the maximum rate law, but
they are collected just the same and
still g. ing higher. It is hinted that
congress ra?ght create a board to hunt
up all these items in detail and pub
lish them. Vcs, it would make some
more scud jobs for loafers who wish
to be seated upon the shoulders of
toil. It would be another interstate
commerce commission. While publicity
is getiug in its work on the conscience
of the conscienceless scoundrels who
are exploiting labor. The laborer is
supposed to be feeding upon large
"dinner pails full" of hope and prom
ise dished up by the political monte
banks. But while there is no rem
edy in publicity there is also no dan
ger in it for it simply gives emphasis
to the unparalelled villainy of the
The real danger lies in the other
proposition. A "constitutional amend
ment" as it strikes directly at our
fnr-m rf ernvernment and seeks to
change the fundamental law, and there
ran he nn doubt but what it Was
snrunK for a purpose. Supose there
was a necessity for such an amend
ment? Let me ask, Who would draw
it? Who would be its advocates? And
who declare it adopted? Then who
would construe it? Who execute it?
The same crime-stained cabal which
now so abjectly serve the trusts and
corporations. No sane person can
think for a moment that the same in
dividuals and parties under who3e fos
terine care the present terrible condi
tion has been evolved are going to
arrange or even advocate any effective
nlan which is a remedy. Their propo
sition is an insult to the people whom
they have betrayed and plundered
But let us analyze this scheme. We
discover that there are but two seats
of power and authority in our politi
cal structure, viz: the nation and the
state. In these all power is vested
and there is no more power than all
power. To amend the constitution by
increasing the power of congress must
be done by encroaching upon the rigi;s
and powers reserved to the states ana
the people thereof. All this poxver ai
president finds or assumes to find war
rant for authority to take the army.
navy and 4 treasury of the nation and
carry on a foreign war of invasion
and subjugation without a single justi
fying cause. Quartering troops upon
them, burning, their villages, layinj;
waste their fields and firesides, and
devoting to the rifle and bayonet ev
ery sex and condition over ten years
of age. But when he is asked to ex
ecute the commonest and plainest pur
pose of the constitution, to "establish
justice," "insure domestic tranquility,"
promote the general welfare" thl
very strenuous "accident", grants an
amendment to the constitution. Let
the people beware. When men who
have already shown their subservience
to corporate power come forward with
such a proposition it is because they
find something in the constitution
which they want removed, and when
any amendment they would propose
should be carried, the people would
find that after it was f construed
that they had lost the last vestige of
popular power and paved the way for
monarchy. . . t
Let us view this from another stand
point Are these trusts lawful or
unlawful? If they are lawful do these
great statesmen pretend to say that
there is a constitutional law in stats
or nation under which may be created
and licensed a commercial combina
tion which as soon as created is be
yond the reach" of all law and consti
tutions and -cannot be suppressed by
the same power which created it? Or
that a state may license and turn loose
upon the other states a band of plun
derers which the nation cannot check.
Or if these trusts are unlawful do they
hold that there is not power now
vested in either state or nation to cope
.with and suppress, unlawful exploita
tion of the public. ' These trusts are
either lawful or unlawful, but in eith
er case as all power now rests In state
or nation and no changes are neces
sary except a change to constitutional
and common honesty by omce-holdenj.
H. G. STEWART.
Came Over the Trail
Editor Independent: Enclosed find
$2 which will pay my subscription up
to March 9. 1903. I have taken your
excellent paper ever since Jay Burrows
was its editor and 1 dare say that it
was never edited so ably as it is now.
Every populist and Bryan democrat
in the United btates ought to take It
FRED G. BOELTS.
Central City, Neb.
I am in receipt of yours of yesterday. The result as you state it surprises me as I had expected the profits would be the largest ready exists and such an amendment
The Government to be
Through the clamor and the riot
That is heard from sea to sea,
I can feel the coming quiet
Of the government to be. ,
Vain the effort to dissemble.
For the truth is clear to all.
And the old conditions tremble
Like a ruin doomed to fall.
Vain the veiling and disguising
Of the evils which exist,
For new systems are uprising " '
From the wreckage and the mist
And the mills of God are slowly,
Surely grinding out their grist
As the sun first tints the border
Of the darkness with his light,
So the faint far gleam of order
Gilds the chaos of the night
And the dawn shall grow In splendor
To the fullness of the day
WHY SO MANY LOSE THEIR AT-
Mist Mosy Tolls How lloadach. ck-
achet, Woakaera andFllfal Temper
May ba Avoided or Orarcomo
Miss Georgiana J. Mossey, of No.
129 Lake street, St Albans, Vt, is a
bright, healthy young woman and
from her appearance one would never
think she had ever been sick for a
day in her life. But there was a time.
a few years ago, when she was very
low, when physicians treated her with
out avail and hope for recovery was
almost gone. But she was cured by
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and her story
is worth reading.
"Overwork," she says, "was tne
cause of my illness. My system be
came all run down generally, my blood
was poor and the doctors said I had
fcnatmia. My appetite failed me. 1
became pale and sickly with no color
at all in my face. I had dizzy spelU
and severe headaches. My illness af
fected my limbs and I could not walk
any distance without becoming very
much fatigued and short of breath.
"I kuffercd for two years and twice
was confined to my bed. I doctored
with an able lecal physician for a year
and meived no benefit Then I went
f Montreal and took treatment from
a physician there, but he did me no
good and' I began to fear I would
never get well. '
'While In Montreal, a friend of mine
who had niece who had been greatly
benefited by Dr. Williams Pink Pills
for Pale People, advised me to try
that medicine. I began taking them
and soon saw a change for the better.
I noticed that my Hp3 and ears wero
beginning to look red and the pallor
was fading away. My cheeks began
to fill out and my appetite returned.
My friends noticed the change at once
and asked me who was my doctor now.
I told them that Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People were doing all
"Altogether I took twelve boxes
and by that time I was a strong and
healthy girl again.
"When I went to the store here to
buy a supply of Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People," Miss Mossey
said, "the clerk told me I could buy
them cheaper in bulk than in the
package. But I remembered I had
read a warning that the genuine pill3
were never sold in bulk and so I in
sisted upon being given the package
with the wrapper on it bearing the full
name Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
Pale People and I got them."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
People may be had o all druggists.
or direct by mall from Dr. Williams
Medicine Company, Schenectady, N.
Y., fifty cents a box six boxes for
With one box of Lenox Pile Cure for
Two Dollars or money refunded.
Sprague Drug Co., Agents, Lincoln,
THE GOAL STRIKE SETTLED
for 90 they ever had been owing to state and county deposits. I will draw on you for $1,200 and leave the matter of settlement stand until would be but to transfer the power when the hands of greed surrender
after my return. I start east tomorrow A. JM. Very truly, . " .
M. P. KINKAID.
from the state to the nation.
It is assumed that the gang which
TViIe 1tr wac fminrl wViiT rlr?or iir rvmf rM flrrrtmt iti a hank and shows first of all that it is the same old Bartlev cane, now t erathers around Washington, and has
JL W . UJ .VUUU . -w.m.m f - - " " " j O O ' I w - , .
. ... . . . ... . . i a ; . y- r. already betrayed the people and the
running tor omce, tnat was instrumental in looting tne state treasury ana scnooi runa. jyjlosi peopie Den.ve tnat uaruey nas a snug mue ior- consti(ution WOuld be more likely to
tune laid away and many insist that he still has all of the stolen funds. This lttter shows that there were twelve hundred dollars of "profits'' serve the people honestly than those
that Bartley did not get. How much more came to Judge Kinkaid after the "settlement" of course will never be known, unless another letter 0hv r"n
turns tin divine the information. likelv to wine out unjust or unlaw-
t 3 -r- 1 j : : c .t- ui: 4.:t -u a:z4- ;4-;a ,a -ia; n.t ful combinations than a Monnett? It
juuge Jv1uK.ti.1u. is now luuuiug iui lougie&s uu iuc lcpuuuwuu biu&.c). m luc wjiAtu uiaun-i igamai xuiijjivj., uuc-ttimcu aumiw, vtutidt 1 musj nQ forgotten that the field of
Barry, who never had any connection with the Bartley gang, and who has always been as true and laitnlul in every civil omce as ne was on authority is already fully occupied
the field of battle. Leitner by 8t Jve
l ilTIHTfiSS K 1 1 H. I I llLYe UVTTC.l ... K.U
control commerce between the states.'
Cou,ld anything be more comprehen
sive? Its very brevity maKes it abso
lute and indisputable. If it covered a
dozen pages it would be subject to
disputes and different construction by
different men. But like the writing on
Beltshazzer'S wall, the traitorous rul
ers cannot escape, construe or evade,
and in their guilty fear they want it
amended. The power is already there
it is only a matter of execution. The
What from toll they tore away.
For the land to all was given
It belongs to you and me;
Let monopoly be driven
From the fortress of the free, 1
And let liberty bid welcome
To the government to be.
ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
NO ECONOMIC EVENT OF GREAT
ER IMPORTANCE THAN THIS
GREAT STRIKE AND ITS
SETTLEMENT HAS OC-
BECAME AN ORGANIZED FORGE
It Marks the Beginning of Legislation
Which Shall Minimize the
It must be the leading republicans
think there is great danger of being
defeated or they would not send out
the president, cabinet and army offi
cers to whitewash and galvanize their
party policy They fear they will
lose the majority in the next congress.
The law for registering voters in
Nebraska should be changed. It is
unnecessary to make old settlers come
out and register. New-comers and
those who have changed residence
should be required to come out and
register. One registering office in each
mrd would be enough, thu3 save ex
pense. Then the pay for services on
the election board is double what it
shipped to Europe and sold there
cheaper than they can be made there,
they should be sold here at home still
cheaper with no ocean freight to pay.
Beef has gone down because of the
bountiful supply. At one station on
the B. & M. railroad, Bellefourche,
t hey have already shipped, out this sea
son over 100,000 head of cattle. Three
fourths of them were beef and the oth
ers were for feeding on the big crop
cf com in Nebraska. Thus it is shown
that the meat trust cannot control
prices, but supply and demand do it.
Not so with kerosene oil. The im
mense supply from Texas has not re
duced prices the least bit; it is so
- - - o
Every voter in Lancaster who has
ne grain of common sense will vote
R. Lee Newton for county commis
sioner. The chief reason for it is to
iave one man out of the three who
.Ill vatch the other two and If they
?o wrong report It If all three belong
to one party all three will feel under
obligation to hide everything the oth
ers do that is wrong. They will do it
for the interest of their party. It is
just so up at the state house. 'We
ought to have at least one honest man
there to watch the rest John Powers
for secretary of state is the man,
above all others. The opposite party
does all the correcting.
It will result In a saving if the small
competing factories go Into a trust If
only we can make them sell to us as
cheaply as they sell in Europe. less
tne cost of shipment If goods can be
manufactured In large quantities
cheaper than in small quantities and
The following letter speaks for it
self. Previous to the passage of the
Wilson tariff bill there was a tariff on
kerosene oil so high that Russia could
not compete with the Standard Oil
trust. Then after Jterosene was put
on the free list, the Standard Oil
company sent a man over to Russia to
buy a controlling Interest in their oil
wells. He found that the czar owned,
everything under ground and would ;
not sell. He then divide territory with
the oil refiners and they agreed not
to trespass upon each other's terri
tory. It was understood that many
of the tariff changes in the Wilson bill
were made in the interest of the farm-!
er. who is not protected in any way
and cannot be by a tariff. The foreign
market fixes the price of farm prod
ucts. The farmer has to sell his
wheat and meat to American consum
ers at European prices, less the freight
across the ocean. The republicans are
now trying to get out from under the
tariff on coal and claim that it was in
serted -in the Dingley bill by fraud
just as the coinage of silver was
dropped. But it was not so. The item
of 67 cents a ton was discussed separ
ately and voted on, the democrats and
populists voting against it:
"Washington, D. C., Dec. 1, 1893.
Mr. H. W. Hardy, Lincoln, Neb.
Dear Mr. Hardy: Your favor at hand.
You ought to be pretty well satisfied
with the tariff bill, as it puts on the
free list all the articles you named.
We have knocked the bounty off by
degrees, and reduced the tariff on re
fined sugar and leaving raw sugar free.
We did not touch butterine. Kerosene
(petroleum) is put on the free list, and
I guess you can claim credit for it, as
you called It to my attention, and I
brought it up in the committee. I do
not think there is any doubt about the
bill passing the house and very little.
I think, of its passing the senate.
There is a very material reduction In
the tariff on manufactured articles,
and we put binding twine and agricul
tural implements on the free list for
the special benefit of farmers. I am
In hopes the bill will be satisfactory to
the people. Yours truly,
"W. J.. BRYAN."
publicans begin advocating a tariff
commission. There can be 'no other
reason for it only to remove tariff leg
islation still further from the people.
Submit the present tariff, or any other
the high protectionists may make, to
a vote of the people, each item to be
voted on separate, and it would be
beaten five to one. Nobody wants any
tariff only on his own product He
wants a high tariff price himself, but
what he buys he wants at free tride
prices. H. W. HARDY.
The president and other leading re-
WORSE THAN ROBBERY
b Moit Infamous Mot that Roekeftller
Erer Mad Raised the Price of Oil
oa Accouat of Coal Scarcity
Editor Independent: The total pro
duction of petroleum in the United
States . since Its discovery in 1859 to
January 1, 1902, per government re
port just issued, amounts to 1,076,
523,332 barrels of 42 gallons. The pro
duction for the past ten years amounts
to 568,058,198 barrels, or more than
half of the total 44 years' production,
of which 201,682,634 barrels were pro
duce from the inferior grade of oil
known as Lima Crude or 35 per cent
The average market price at the well
for 42 gallons in bulk for the best
grade crude for these ten years was
ird 92-100 cents per barrel, or 2 35-100
cents a gallon, while for the inferior
grade of crude it averaged 65 53-100
cents a barrel or 1 56-100 cents per
gallon, making the general average
cost 87 6-100 cents per barrel, or
2 7-100 cents per gallon. Witnesses re
cently before the industrial commis
sion testified that petroleum could be
piped from the well to all Interior
and seaboard refineries for 10 cents a
barrel, or 1-4 cent a gallon. It, only
costs 8-8 cent a gallon to refine all
grades of illuminating oils, including
the high priced gasoline and low priced
lubricants, or a total average cost of
2 69-100 cents per gallon in its manu
factured state at all refineries of the
Standard Oil trust, for the past ten
years, and which can be turned over
every thirty days. "Human avarice'
is plainly depicted in the case of the
Standard Oil trust with its overflow
ing treasuries of money, taking ad
vantage of : the present' necessities of
the people on account of the coal strike
to arbitrarily increase the price of il
luminating oils for lighting; and heat
ing purposes, half a cent a gallon or
21 cents a barrel, based on 42 gallons
of crude. The average daily produc
tion of petroleum for the year 1901 was
190,107 barrels per day, or 7,984,491
gallons, being larger than that of any
previous year,, of which 95 per cent is
owned and absolutely controlled by
the Standard Oil trust, or 180,602 bar
rels per day, being an increased rev
enue to this mammoth Illegal trust
of $37,926 per day, or $1,137,780 per
month, or $13,842,990 per annum, which
the trustees of this trust are forcibly
and unlawfully exacting from the peo
ple in their dire distress for the want
Although the Standard Oil trust for
the past ten years paid 51 per cent
more for the higher quality as com
pared with the inferior grade of crude
oil,, it sold and now sells the manu
factured products of the latter at the
same equal price as from the- high
grade crude, owing to its monopoly of.
this great industry, and from this
Eource comes the poor quality of burn
ing oil so much complained of.
Astor House,. New York.
Colorado Populists ' t
Editor Independent: Your grand
paper should have a place in every
house in our country, have sent it
to every house In my neighborhood
that I thought would appreciate a
paper in the Interests of all. You
know that the democrats refused to
fuse with the populists in this state.
I think that it will defeat them. With
full fusion the democrats and populists
could easily elect the whole ticket.
While we held the balance of power.
we were ignored in both county and
state. J. McGOWER,
Glendale, Colo. 1
Editor Independent: I fully agree
with your views and have a strong de
sire to see such realng matter circu
late freely. I shall buy the cards
myself and sell them or give them
where they will not unlikely do some
good. The republicans hereabouts,
since old Grover sold us out, have
been much elevated in spirit and the
democrats down below zero, so what's
the use just now to try to proselite
them. The bray of the Boies jackass
in our state convention tickled the re
publicans and discouraged the demo
crats in this vicinity and we seem to
be "ferdamned" for this hitch. Sup
pose Boies manages to squeeze in and
goes to congress? What will we gain?
A Cleveland gold bug.
Seymour, la. .
Those who are delinquent for. sub
scription should keep it in mind that
we have just moved Into our new
home, "Liberty Building." It is not
yet plastered and is incomplete in
many ways. If you will send In your
delinquent subscription today It will
Write a Postal
To Get Well?
Send me no money simply a postal
card, stating the book you need.
Or tell me a friend who needs one.
I will then mail an order good at
anv drue store for six bottles Dr.
Shoop's Restorative. You may test it
& month to prove what it can do. If
it snrefiRrts. the cost IS So.oV. II it
fails, I will ptiy the druggist myself.
I will leave the decision to you.
I risk those six bottles on the faith
that my Restorative will cure. I have
risked tnem in hundreds of thousands
of cases, and 39 out of each 40 have
paid because they got well.
Otherwise not a penny is wanted.
After a lifetime of effort I have
learned how to strengthen the inside
nerves. My Restorative brings back
that power which alone makes every
vital organ act- There is no other
way to cure chronic diseases; no other
way to make weak organs well.
Won't you ask about a remedy that
stands a test like that?
Sinply state which
book you want, and
address Dr. Shoo p.
Box 40, Racine, Wis.
IN THE SOUTH. ;
Does Trnek Farming in the South pay? Write
the undersigned for a free copy of Illinois Cen
tral Circular No a, and note what is said eon.
J. F. Mxbby. Ass's Gen'l Pass'r Ajtent
Illinois Central Railroad, Dubuque, la.
Mrs. Cady Stanton, one of the fam
ous women of the last century and a
pioneer in the cause of woman suf
frase. passed away in New York citv
last Sunday at the , advanced age of avarice or employers.
Men who work are entitled to living
wages, reasonable hours and honest
treatment Men who employ labor are
entitled to honest, faithful service and
reasonable consideration. Theoretical
ly, there is no clash between capital
and her handmaiden, labor. Practi
cally, human selfishness has brought
into existence distrust, ill humor and
positive enmity in too many cases. A3
a consequence, we have the interests
of the 1
COUNTRY PARALYZED BY
and the welfare of workingmen Jeo
pardized' by the stubbornness and
All this is fol-
87 years. The cause of her death was
given as old age. Four sons and two
daughters were with her when she
died. She made an impression on the
age in which she lived which will
bear fruit in the years to come. She
was of distinguished ancestry and of a
BOOS HO. I O PTgPIWIA.
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SPECIAL MARKET LETTER
1 1 ';
FROM NYE & BUCHANAN CO., LIVE
STOCK COMMISSION MER
CHANTS. SO. OMAHA,
This week starts with liberal re
ceipts of cattle and a stronger mar
ket, being 15 to 20c higher in some
cases. The enormous number or ref
ers sent out has drained banks of
available cash and the present tight
money situation Is stopping the feeder
demand to some extent Corn-fed cat
tle will commerce to be turned off
soon and will help out this situation.
Corn-fed beef $5.00 td $7.00, best
grass beef and hay feds $4.75 to $5.25,
choice heavy feeders - $4.25 to $4.50,
good fair feeders $3.50 to $4.00, com
mon $2.50 to $3.25, choice fat grass
cows $3.25 to $3.75, good $2.75 to $3.25,
canners $1.50 to $2.50, veal $4.00 to
$6.00, bulls $2.00 to $4.00.
Hog receipts still light. Range of
prices, $6,40 to $6.60.
Record again broken in sheep re
ceipts Monday, 32,432. Fat sheep are
firm. Feeders 15 to 25c lower. We
sold a bunch of Idaho lambs for $5.25
Lambs .....$4.50 $4 75 $3.00 $4.00
Yearlings ... 3.75 4.00 - 3.00 325
Wethera . . . : . 3.50 3.75 2.75 3.00
Ewes 2.75 3.25 1.25 1.60
ly. It is unnecessary, ' wasteful and
cruel. The laws and the public senti
ment of the country recognize the
right of labor to organize, to refuse
to work when It so chooses, to co
operate In the matters of strikes. The
country does not approve of the boy
cott, or the sympathetic strike. The
problem before the law-makers Is to
devise a law which will protect proii
erty interests and shield labor.
THE BANKERS' RESERVE LIFE
would suggest that the anthracite
strike is the best incident in the his
tory of labor strikes from which to
deduce regulations to control the re
lations of corporations and employes.
We shall all look forward to the re
sults of the' legislation which will
grow out of these conditions. Mean
while capitalists and workingmen
should not overlook the important
of Life Insurance. A postal card ad
B. H. ROBISON, PRESIDENT
of the Bankers Reserve Life Asso
ciation, will bring to the inquirer an
estimate of cost and a showing of the
advantages which the contracts of thi3
company afford Insurers. Go into this
organization while it is young and
participate in the results of Its rapid
growth. A better time will never come.
The company is the most promising
life organization in the west Pollci?s
taken now will grow in value as the
BANKERS' RESERVE LIFE.
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