The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, April 18, 1891, Image 4

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    C5t $arae' Alliance,
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Thx Ai.i.uci Publishes q Co.
Oh. Utk M4 M tttk, Llaoola, Hb.
.BullMH Manager
"In the beauty of the UIIIm
Chria ni bora ncroe the tea,
WUfc a ( lory in hi boeom
That transfigures yon and ma.
Am ha trove to maka men holy
Lat us atriTa to make them free,
Slaoa God ia marching on."
Jtlis 9'ard Bout.
"Laurel crowni cleave to deserts,
And power to him who power exert.'
A ruddy drop of manly blood
. Tha aurgliif aea outweigh."
"Bo who cannot reaaon la a fool,
Ha who wiH not reuon ia a coward,
Ho who dan not reaaon is a elava."
Address all business communication to
Alliance Publlihtaf Co.
Add res matter fur publication to Editor
Tamer' Alliance.
' Article written on both tide of the paper
aanot be uaed. Verjr lonf communications,
raw oinnrne uaea.
We dip the following from the
Lincoln Herald of last week:
"The Farmers' Alliance, feeling that
the want of money is the universal
cause of misery, and incited by dema
gogical leaders, will lly at the throat of
. Is the demand for more money inimi
cal to capital? It is claimed, we sup
pose by "demagogical leaders" as well
as others, that an inadequate supply of
money impedes commerce, depresses
prices, and deprives producers and
laborers of the just rewards of their
labor. If this is true it is certain that
a larger supply of money would be di
rectly in the interest of capital. The
capital that is valuable to the country
is invested in trade, in agriculture, in
manufacturing enterprises, in building
railroa Is or in making permanent im
provements of various kinds that will
be useful to the people, and bring in
come to their promoter. Now isn't it
evident that anything that lessens the
reward of our tradesmen, our farmers,
oar merchant, our railroad builders,
cr any other of our people who are en
gaged In industrial enterprise any
thing thai Impedes and these
enterprises, and hampers free exchange
will lessen Bot only the volume of
Vhtlnets, but the per cent reward of
business, aud, consequently i iBrOUi
to capital. IK) we need at this late day
to taak an argument to show that a
kxttaaiog of the volume of money In
proportion to pepulntlou. created
wealth or funded dit, due impede ev
changes, lesseu price, dimlui.h the re
ward of Ulior, trade, and all Muds id
production, aud enable tu low men
who handle utouey a a rutnaHhlity fur
interest lu acounmUte U their handt
the lrgt proportion of tU wta'.ih t
the aati.n? Wt thiur, not.
Debt io-day U waiver!. nrjimiuentat.
netioMHtl. I' I aald that l bote aie H
rfM).gu) iff finvUi Jli im teou.
try. t ha come to be a stock arguutwat
tl the fold bug of Ute in fatwr of a
ett.aud ovatrvtlon of the money
ycdntne, that "the largest proportion of
the tiutMM of the country la coedoctad
a rrdt bail This U fuel, but
It la a lo tad and deplonhfe one. It
it kit Maastural coi.dli'.oa teat ha
tee brevfst about by the coatiaea'ly
diverging volcmee of money and ex
changeable wealth- The very debt
spoken of demands an increased volume
of money; because a aoon a a debt ia
funded in any form it becomes an c-s-cnangable
value, and demands money
to exchange it. This principle also ap
plies to increased values of real estate.
Unless it can be shown that a people
can thrive on debt unless it can be
proved that it is a source of prosperity
for a country to have all its producers,
laborers, merchants, manufacturers,
railroad builders, etc., etc., pay tribute
in interest on the total volume of their
business, as well as on an aggregate of
funded debt that is appalling, to the
small part of the community who make
a business of loaning money, it cannot
be shown that the Alliance in 'demand
ing a larger volume of currency is "fly
ing at the throat of capital."
If our brother Calhoun will carefully
think out the nature of capital as dis
tinguished from money the nature of
money as a government monopoly, and
its effect upon the people as the primary
exponent and controller of the laws of
supply and demand as applied to all
productions, he will not make any
more auch brash breaks as in the extract
quoted. Neither would he be so incon
sisieni as to publish such a speech as
Judge Broady's, with commendatory
headlines, in the fame issue with the
article from which we made the above
The veto of a portion of the items of
the content expense bill by Jimmy Boyd
was one of the most contemptible
cowardly pieces of spite work ever per
petrated by any person exercising an
executive office. That this fellow from
Kilkenny should ever have been allow
ed to exercise the functions of governor
was and is an outrage. lie is not gov-
rnor. By his own admission he is not
a citizen of the United States, and so
not eligible to be for a moment gover
nor of Nebraska. This veto, allowing
he republican officers their attorney's
ices, and denying it to the independent
ontcstants, is too vile to uame. If
here ever was an election in the U. S.
vbicli was carried by corruption and
ribery and illainy, that of last Noveni-
I wan t Via nna Tirn t linn rwt nij.
les and unlimited quantities of money
were it sued from one bank head quart
ers in this city. That the whole vote of
Omaha should have been thrown out
there is no doubt whatever. Tho what-is-it
who is posing as governor admits
by allowing Mr. Powers' fees, that the
c entest against himself was a just one.
Mr. Powers has aeked for no special
(sympathy or special favors.
as a matter or policy the veto was
foolish, as it lays the basis for a claim
that will not down, and will occupy the
time of the next legislature. And no
allowance of fees could ever be so low
as those in the bill tiiat was passed.
There is only one form of words that
can litingly characterize this governor
by grace of the supreme court.
There is only one characteristic of
American society tha( has ever enabled
him to move in so-called respectable
circles that is the making the possession
of gold the test of respectability. If it
were not for this if he was measured
by his principles, his morals and his
practices, as he should be he would
ie in tho slums now where he belongs.
liaised to power by fraud, maintained
raere by corruption, ho is the concrete
lexponent and representative of the
v ilest and lowest elements of American
The Trenton Register of Apr. 10 has a
austic article from the pen of Daniel
AO. Sheridan criticising Senator Koontz,
and alluding to an item in The Alli
ance of some weeks ago in reference to
him. This paper has no reason what
ever to champion Senator Koontz. We
thought Mr. Sheridan's former article
did him injustice because it made no
speeilio charges, aud we alluded to the
matter in the interest of fair play. It is
certain the senator's course caused
much feeling iu his district. We
thought his McCook.spe.ech very ill-advised
and showing a disposition to fa
vor the money class.
To our old friend J. W. Dorland, we
will say we have been fearful as to the
results of the above convention. But
we are as anxious as he is or any man
can be, for the people to get together
on a practicable and honest platform.
We shall go to Cincinnati to try tb ac
complish that end; and if we fail then
shall still keep trying. We have con
tributed our nilte towards the meeting,
aud will do everythirg in our power to
make It a success.
We would say to our friend David
Tappan, of Custer county, If this should
meet his eye, that the sub-treasury
m heme was not endorsed at M l.ttiiU.
ami our impression is that It was nt
at tkala, Fla. Be that a it may, we
would not for a moment upport any
oigaulatlou that would rndor It. It
i a fut scheme, w ithout a single good
l e regret to M e our friend so ready
to worship meu who aie even now do
ing all thry can to prevent the Mmm
Uon of a per national party, and
all they ran to turn the Adiance over
to the deuieoratio party. We admire
ludepadtn and ptn, blunt, rpeevh.
a our friend uit v know, But Idling a
naa Una Bar before you know he I
I a lluila more tttaa blunt.
It W Wttd Guv. lbitd fiial Knilu.l
l It uu ! the dewrwaiie it
of the Ml on ta t tc id (he New berry
bid. The toierM' itntld hanliv e.
eel a dying gtvan t he lt. low,
swevt aim mutual, in huutf l uei
rl that tfc party ha ! tacrine!
13 t r.r- ad, aud it It bot ejttywl.
BRASEA. The independents of Nebraska have
every reason to feel encouraged.
Against the two old parties against
the most compactly organized ring in
the west entrenched in a long possession
of the offices and patronage of the state
against an avalanche of free passes
and corruption money without stint
they won a victory that was a surprise
to the country. ' The legislators they
elected came to Lincoln and against
circumstances and combinations the
most adverse, and handicapped by the
treachery of several of their own asso
ciates, made a most admirable record.
The passage of the Australian ballot
law was eue of the issues of the cam
paign. The independent proposed it
in their platform, and enacted it; and
if they bad done nothing else they
would have justified their election. So
admirable has been its operation that
no word adverse to it has been spoken,
and all parties want to claim it as their
We do not care now to go through
the list of other good laws passed by
the independent legislature. We pub
lished the full list in our last week's is
sue. Suffice it to say that no party ever
before came so near enacting Its whole
platform into law as did the indepen
dent party of Nebraska.
The past is behind us, with its con
flicts, its triumphs and its mistakes. It
is the future that we have now to deal
with. We are eager to renew the bat
tle for the rights of the people. We are
sure of greater triumphs in tho future
than any achieved in the past. We are
ready to profit by the blunders we have
The work before the independent
now Is to capture the local offices in
every county in Nebraska, preparatory
to the great campaign of 102. It i
none too soon to begin.
How is this great work to be done
We will tell you. By the leading men
of the party and the Alliance in each
county consulting with each other dis
cussing the qualifications of the most
available men for the different offices
by carefully studying what combina
tions as to persons and localities will
bring the best results on the first Tues
day in November by each man relin
quishing personal ambition, and joining
with his fellows in those measure which
will bring outthe best men and be the
surest to win success. The rock that
new organizations often split on is the
rock of personal ambition. Conven
tions allow incompetent and dishonest
men to be forced upon them, or they
nominate candidates from motives
which should never enter into the mat
ter. In the approaching campaign let
us avoid these dangers. Select only the
best men. Select only men who are
known to be honest. Integrity is the
jewel we must strive for.
Now as to the means. The word "or
ganization" embraces the whole subject.
We must make committees. Our sys
tem is a representative one; and we
know of no other way that w ill carry
out tho will of the people except
through duly elected representatives.
A precinct campaigu committee should
be fermed in every precinct, consisting
of from three to live members. These
committees should select their repre
sentative to form the county committee.
This couuty committee, as well as the
precinct committee, should constitute a
political club which should meet at fre
quent intervals during the summer to
discuss the situation, deviso ways and
means, aud invent and execute mission
ary work for the campaign, as w ell as
to be developing the right men for the
Now do not wait for great numbers
to take hold of this thing all at once.
Remember, "Where two or three are
gathered together in my name, there
will I be also among them." Half a
dozen meu in -each precinct working
harmoniously together can carry al
most any county in this state. We do
not moan by this that the halt dozen
will have to do it but that number or
less can begin.
And XOW is the' time to begin.
The Alliance is always ready and
anxious to give credit w here it seems to
be due. The Lincoln Journal is entitled
to this notice fur the reason that it is
now demonstrated that that paper pub
lished a truthful statement at least once
during the late city campaign. It in
formed its readers one morning that
for every vcte cast for Mayor Weir, it
would count as half a vote for that
moss-backed advocate of free coinage,
Johu 11. Ames, The result has shown
the truthfulness of the remark, for Mr.
Ames didn't receive one half as mauy
totes as Mr. Weir did, If .the Journal
had only stated nlo that every vote for i
Mr. Weir would count as four fifths of
a vote for Mr. Alexauder !, its pro-1
pkecy would have been complete.
A W sshitigtou psper give the fullaw
lug Interview with Mr. Macuue, one of
the Washington men w ho auuie to
speak for the AtlUnce movement ( the
I' tilted State. Comment Is utinece.
Dr. Macune, editor of the ,tW
A'tafteWiif. ld to the SunJii tiil.rttt
that rl e r at ttieiV Alliance movement I
griwlr2 ever day. ' it erowt upon
what it teed, aid he, "eudtt Mcetiyta
l fountain! v iutToasiuir What 1 my
oidhlou vt Geo. Palmer elet-rfoti to llv
f.Ulted Mate aeiutuf Wafll, in pa
en! iHe wt.rJitvW5 victory l
th Alliaut-e. t.VV I'a'wwr. o douM,
w ill support me V loeie4 l.y th
fMiueM, and I Uii 1 trv
h cmlnhhi AlttmA l It M twtter
that lh alliance hm I'VI'i " Plr
ll.aa an alliance mail l'dtifv Mtu.!f la
erdvr to tielt the
i l the repultti
can A Die dadio
nee, think, wou a
mlut, b am,
St'tv Aunthvr
rvMo w ay the tlevMo
lain mill aiUam-e,
puUUan w rny iu
jjl I'alu'erwasa
b-dtte tae re
rial tad
therefore increases our prospects of se
curing a foothold in the upper house of
con tri es.
"The third party movement may cut
something of a figure in the next cam
paign, but the Farmers' Alliance, as an
order, will continue as it is, outside of
politics. If we were to become a third
party it would be the death of the order.
Some of the members of the order are
getting restless and may encourage a
third party movement, but any such
course would be as individuals. Sun
day Gait tie.
MEXT. The new congressional districts, as
fixed by the bill passed by the late legis
lature, with their population and as
sessed valuation, are as follows:
First District Cass, Lancaster, Otoe,
Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee and Richard
son, fopulation, 177,045; valuation,
30,779.644 .W!.
Second District Washington, Doug
las and Sarpy. Population, 17,jO0;
valuation, A000,221.8.
Third District Merrick, Nance,
Platte, Boone, Antelope, Madison,
1'ierce, Knox, Cedar, Dixon, Dakota,
Thurston, Wayne, Stanton, Cuming,
Burt, Dodge, Colfax. Population, 1U3,
24H; :.l(ll,033.55.
Fourth District Polk, Butter, Saun
ders, Hamilton, York, Seward, Filmore,
Saline, Thaver, Jefferson, Gage. Pop
ulation, lU4,y?U; valuation, :J1,64V
Fifth District Clay, Nuckolls, Hall,
Adams, Webster, Kearney, Franklin,
I'heips, Harlan, Gosper, Furnas,
Frontier, Bed Willow, Hayes, Hitch
cock, Perkins, Chase, Dundv. Popula
tion, 174,4!i; valuation, iib,007,l09.57.
Sixth District Howard, Greeley,
Wheeler, Holt, Garfield, Valley, Sher
man, Buffalo, Dawson, Custer, 1-oup,
Blaine, Brown, ' Bock, Keya Paha,
Cherry, Grant, Hooker, Thomas,
Logan, McPnersob, Arthur. Keith, Lin
coln, Deuel, Sheridan, Dawes, Box
Butte, Cheyenne, Kimball, Banner,
iscotts J'.lutt, bioux. Population, 176,-
H.1; valuation, 34,4.'M,6i5.0!.
his apportionment is as favorable to
he independents as could well be made.
If they maintain their integrity and
nominate good men they are absolutely
certain to elect three congressmen.with
good chances for one or two more.
The vote on governor last fall in the
fourth, fifth and sixth districts was as
Powers, 48,131; Kichtrds, 37,030;
Boyd, 3'),434.
This is a little phamphlet of thirty
four pages of poems, written by J. A.
Edgerton. It describes in burning
words the miseries of our present social
system, and then voices the hopes of a
better state of things. It is filled with
stirring notes for those who labor. It
demands justice for those who produce.
No one can read it without gaining
clearer ideas, loftier aspirations, nobler
thoughts; without seeing with wakened
vision, the end of the great struggle be
tween capital and labor; and that end a
day of rights, justice and brotherhood.
We have space but for one quotation:
"Men of Labor, why for others ever
toil? '
Men of Labor, be ye brothers, not the
spoil ,
Of the vampires w ho are taking
All the wealth that yeu are making;
Of the serpent that would crush you
iu its coil.
"Why be slaves? Why waic you longer?
Be ye free?
Ye thau these are mightier, stronger.
Shout that watchword into heaven;
Shout until your bonds are riven;
Shout until the sounds ring over land
aud sea."
Mr. Kdg. rton is a cousin of J. W.
Kdgcrton, the independent candidate
for attorney general; aud is still a
young man; one w ho will yet do yeo
man service for the independent move
ment. The book may be had at this office.
Price in paper, 20 cents; in imitation
morocco 2 cents.
Mr. Burrows' illness, which still con
tinues, (though he is slowly recovering,)
has resulted in a great accumulation of
unanswered letters, and unedited cor
respondence for the paper, we beg the
indulgence of our correspondence for a
w hile longer.
Meanwhile to the many kind friends
who arc sending us such letters as we
received from Bro. R. W. Inness of
Shelby, under date of April 10th, we
return our sincere thanks. These
words of appreciation and encourage
ment hold us up in our work as nothing
else could. We beg all to accept these
lines as an ausw-er.
We invite a careful reading of the ex
tract from an address liv Hon. J. H.
Broady, judge of the First district,
published in another column. For
many years we have been advocating
the truths which Judge Broady so hap
pily illutrate. We cannot express
the pleasure we feel In seeing the ablest
men of nil clashes come to our aide, as
they are now doing.
It" Dr. F. .s. Billing ha l-eeu ap
pointed by the regent of the Uuiversit.V
a the director of the exj l iuienU upon
and luveotlgiitlous of dieat-o( domes
tic animal.
The University 1 receiving !5,oo
per year under the Hatch lull for the
purpote of such luvent gntioii. A lab
oratory should have Ueu provided y
tbettat for that purpooe. Bui a it was
not. the Uulu rslty w ill u mh rwm
a it may have ir tan temporarily ob
laid, tl'We an not prepared -the world
I not prepared for the demotutUatioii
of !thtf gold or ailver, tor can thl
piurtitw Ui brHyh about without
the wiping out of a very lar part of
public and private debit IMt ron
traded wh'-n Uth metal are hhI at
money would U but den too heavy to
im borne measured by a tingle
IMdavdfnt't .JfdU'vKi'l k Am,
The regents of the state university at
their meeting last week took steps to
fill two very important positions in the
faculty. For some time they have felt
that it was desirable to make full provi
sion for instruction in practical agricul
ture and horticulture. Thus far the
instruction in these two branches has
been on the scientific or theoretical
6ide, rather than the practical. The
receipt of the new fund the so-called
"Morrill fund" from the government
of the United States, has made it possi
ble for the regents to appoint professors
in these two departments. Accordingly,
Prof . Charles L. Ingersoll was elected
to the chair of agriculture, and Fred
erick W. Tayior to the chair of horti
Professor Ingersoll graduated from
the state agricultural college of Michi
gan some fifteen or sixteen years ago,
and immediately afterwards was ap
pointed assistant in agricuiture in the
same college. After some years of ex
perience there, he was elected to the
chair of agriculture in Purdue Univer
sity, Indiana, where his work was so
successful that within a short time he
was elected president of the state agri
cultural college of Colorado, which
position he occupies at the present time.
He is a man of mature mind, with wide
experience, and an ability to work
which has made him successful where
ever he has been. This election is one
of the strongest that ceuld have been
made, and it indicates that the regents
propose to do everything in their power
to make this department equal to any in
tho country.
Frederick W. Taylor is a native of
Nebraska. He obtained his early edu
cation in some of the academies in south
ern Iowa, after which he engaged in
practical horticulture, under the train
ing of the most successful horticulturists
in the west. A number of years ago he
engaged in horticultural work with his
brother, with headquarters in Omaha.
The firm of Taylor Bros, owns exten
sive grounds near South Omaha. Mr.
Taylor has been for a number of years
president of the state horticultural so
ciety. He has received the hearty en
dorsement of the members of that socie
ty for the position to which the regents
elected him. He had a good deal to do
with organizing the experimental work
which the society is undertaking this
spring, in connection with the state ex
periment station, work which he will
continue to do in his connection with
the university. Prof. Taylor will at
once take steps to improve the orchard,
vineyard, and small fruits on the col
lege farm, and within a few weeks will
begin a course of lectures to the stu
dents. He is not entirely unknow n to
the university students, having met
many of them at the meetings of the
horticultural society, and also having
delivered lectures on forestry to them
during the winter term.
It is gratifying to be able to call at
tention to these two appointments,
which are significant of the intention of
the regents of the university. It is hop
ed that the practical men iu agriculture
and horticulture will take advantage of
the opportunities which are now ollered
for instruction in practical lines. It is
honed also that farmers and gardeners
will feel free to write to these professors
for any information which thev may
The New City Charter.
The new charter for Lincoln having
been signed bv (iovernor Bovd it is now
a governing law. There are some radi
cal changes, some of which have been
touched upon and some haven't. The
polls will hereafter open at 8 o'clock in
stead of 0. The water commissioner
and three members of the board of pub
lic works are added to the list of elec
tive ollicers. No inspector of any kind
shall be appointed who is not practi
cally versed in the duties of his position.
A building inspector is added to the list
of appointive ollicers. Seven council
men at large are to be elected every two
years, no two of whom shall be from
the same ward. In determining who
are elected, co ni pari so us must be made
of the vote for the meu of the same
ward. The city marshal aud such num
lcr of the police as the excise aud po-.
lice board may authorize shall be ap
pointed and may be removed by the ex
cise board.
Taxes become delinquent on Decem
ber 1 following the levy, but if one-half
is paid on or before the same becomes
delinquent, aud the other half before
the following June, no iuterest shall
be charged thereon.
The mayor aud the council are given
power to require any railroad company
whose tracks cross the streets of the
city to coustruct and keep in repair
any viaduct or viaducts, over or under
such tracks, which shall also include
the approaches to the same, not exceed-1
Ing 500 feet. The damages shall bo
assessed acainst thenronertv benefited.
The board of public works is to have
supervision of the w ork of building the
viaducts. Unpaid water tax is made a
lien against the property where the
same is furnished. That part relating
to streets and alleys Is amended in va
rious ways, chief of which is that if a
majority of the property owners abut
ting a street which is to I paved or
graded petition, tho same may be doue
by day's work.
"The mayor and city council shall
cause to be published semi-annually a
statement of ihe receiptsof the city ami
the exjienditure. Ihe city clerk is
also leqiiiteil to publish au advertise
tnent iu mt eniuer tatlug the prvietble pliant to such a degree u to make their
amount and kind of supplies, personal : nation a financial bencou light to the
property and material by the world.
city diiiiug tho year, and invite bids The annual product of gold and silver
theielore. Such bid are to l opened from the mine i not and never has been
by the Ixmrd of pi.blio works, and ; proportionately equal to the nunual In
awarded by the council, It I made un- icivaaeof property, the laud aud chattels,
lawful for aoycliy officer to purchase Iu the United Stale, and there is no
tupp'io from anyoue oiBer lhau tlw i
tnvetil contra, lor, uuder penally of I
mtiim. j
Tan excise board shad have power ,
aud it shall be th duty of the board !
" apiniHs a loin ui aij'i aiten ;
oilier elncor atrd policemen to the e
tent that the fund ivmy im provided to
pay salaries a ma im nwestary lor
the protection and efficiency ui the po
lice, aud to tuaiiitala oidur ami protect
pcop-rty, the nun, be r of poAceuiea
shall b determined by the mayor aud
rvi-ite Urd and thai? nut exceed mote
than one to every 4,'ou of lb popula
No ward shall roo'ain ! that 7.0"O
inhabitant, aud thte shall not be les
lhaa tlx, a eomoiui aud eq'ialin impu
tation a potuui
Extract From His Address of Welcome
to the Annual Meeting of the Im
proved Stock Breeders
The Producer Must Have Justice.
Take the people of Nebraska; they
have no money, not cash enough to pay
their debts, of course there are excep
tions, but I speak in general terms. All
we have are real estate and chattels.
This condition brings us face to face
with the greatest public question in this
nation or any other the currency, and
if you will bear with me a moment, I
conceive it to be a question that is prop
erly to be talked to-day to the produc
ers as it has always been talked among
other classes of men; and I wish to
throw out just a few ideas, which I dis
claim anybody else being responsible
for. So far as the welcome is concern
ed I speak by authority, but now I
speak on my own responsibility. Mou
ey is a pure fiction of the law, for the
purpose of facilitatingexchange of lands
and chattels. When tobacco was mon
ey in Virginia it still, as a chattel, was
just the same to smoke and chew. The
money part was a pure fiction. Gold,
as a chattel, is good for ear rings, but
the money feature is a pure fiction of
the law. Silver, as a chattel, is good
for spoons, the money feature being
simply a legal fiction. Now then in this
legal fiction the currency of the country
is balanced against the real estate and
chattels. This balance may be likened
to a teeter board of school boys with
the currency on one end and the prop
erty on the other. The selfish ambi
tion of those at each end in this money
fiction is to keep themselves up and to
put the other end down, to keep the
weight on of their own end and force
it upon the other. Now when the in
crease on the property end is out of all
proportion to the increase of the volume
of currency on the other end, then the
property meu go down and the money
men go up. When this is so, the money
men do not wish to ex? hange currency
for property because they ride higher
and dryer as they are; and the property
meu are down sticking in the mud want
ing a fair exchange which they cannot
get. When the increase of the volume
of currency on one end is greater and
out of proportion to the increase of the
real estate and the chattels ou the other,
then the two horns of the dilemma have
changed. In either case exchange is
obstructed, commerce depressed. The
only way to make it just is to have this
board on a horizontal level, with the
balance just and equal at the opposite
ends in order that they afford increased
facilities for exchanges from one end to
the other as they like, without making
an uphill business for the other. This
is such a patent proposition that the
very money fiction recognizes it and
says it must be so and so consid
ered; that always this board is on a level
and the balance is just. If it is law that
it must be so considered when it is not
so, when the weight is too great at one
end for the other, then, notwithstanding
me legaincuon to me contrary, tne ob
struction to exchange and trade is just
the same as though' the board was con
sidered in law tolie as it actually is, up
at one end and down at the other. So
we say that when there is an increase
upon one end of this fictitious board out
of all proportion to the increase on the
other, beyond and greater than an in
crease to the other, then that other gets
the benefit of the excess. Now the in
crease on the property end of the board
is the very aim of industry aud to pro
mote which the money fiction itself was
established. Aside from the producer
of the bare material which bears
the government stamp of money, which
is but a drop iu the bucket, all producers
including the builder, the bread raiser,
the railroad builder as well as the house
I builder go as increase on the property
riiu ui ure uuiiiu. iow iu oruer inai
the producer have his own aud that jus
tice be done to everybody else the vol
ume of currency should be increased in
the same proportion. If it is not done
the wrong crowd gets a portion, of the
fruits of industry. If it is not done the
principal of the currency, w hile it does
not in figures increase in amount, does
iu fact and practically in effect increase
in its power and effect over property,
and then conies iu additiou to that in
crease ou the principal, the interest
which sucks life from property and adds
life to money. Nations are not in the
habit of doing justice in this regard and
they never w ill be until the producer
becomes as potent a factor in legislation
as the currency manipulators. Tne Jews
the world over understand this. They
are not producers, they are not proper
ty holders, yet there are no other people
so rich. Why, sir, one of their families,
the Rothschilds, must be consulted by
the powers before a European war can
be had; and so it is with all who stick
to currency, to money only and let prop
erty alone. They are just as sure to
come out ahead of the producer in the
end as the proprietor of a faro bank is
to come out ahead of his patrons. The
money fiction has been perverted and
instead of being a mere medium of ex
change it has become also an iustrumeut
of prey; and so you see the older a gov
ernment becomes the more unequal is
the distribution of its wealth among its
citizens. We readily see how a little
legislative legerdemain on the currency
puts the fruit of industry i: tho wrong
hands. The conttol of legislation to
this end has forages been a study with
tho Kuropean aristocracy, until it has
become so high an art that it may well
be called a science with them, and there
are uo Hies on their prototypes on this
side the Atlantic. But when Franco
was overrun in 1170. the government
overthrown and bankruptcy under old
theories Impending, that iuVention boru
of necessity tore idem looso from the
old selfish theories, lauding them on
their st I'd n ir unlive hoi'si'.t.iii trinm.
reasou to believe it ever will bo. Tke
demonetization of tilver In the Uuited
Mate in ! J w as the greatest outrage
ever perpetrated bn Ibis goverutueut by
the wilv crowd on the currency end of
ins ooaru against Win l.tiUilnl and U-
tiding producer ou the n' end, w ho
wer tou much auwtrUd Iu sU a'htlor
w.d busiue iu eai-h ou lo Ihe i heme
iu Hum to prevent It. And uow the
skiiiu vuireucT crowd sound Ihe danger
of the retcritou of silver. They do
ool refer to any lnd eiWt en France
Itolii her double standard lo-daT. Hat
Ihey take this money Helton of which I
hate Hikn aud build liction upon Ik
lion aud theory upon theory until we
are ld into a wtldemrs of ,eue and
Benseuae where It I llnpu.iibl to tell
whether ' the teke that uudt lb track
was going on or coming back." In an
older country, comparatively finished,
the currency men will naturally become
predominant in public opinion, and it
drifts to the producer's end. So we see
the west to-day mainly atone end of the
board and the east at the other. If one
side work for ita am-n ininnui
should not the other also? "Lay on,
MacDuff ; and damned be he who first
cries enough." This is to be the empire
of the world, and in the winged words
of the brainy Senator Jones, of Nevada.
oumi ue iet anxiey to snow
what goes for money in Europe, and
more anxiety to know and obtain what
Dasses for nmnevin Amurlna " Tkn..n
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Jefferson, the greatest scholar and tn-
uciu mai ci 01-cupiea tne presidential
chair, whose forte was his trenchant
pen, said he sometimes came to rules of
grammar and rhetoric that he could do
nothing but violate and he violated them.
Napoleon, the world's greatest military
eitf:iiti. often pnp.nmitttff itil.a .:f
itary tactics and science that he could
do nothing with but violate. He did
not hesitate to violate them. Let us
hope that w hen the time comes to vio
late old financial theories that the Na
poleon of finance shall arise.
The American Live Stock Commission
Soith Omaha, Neb., April 11.
The live stock commission men of
Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha and St.
Louis some time ago combined iu a
close corporation, known as the Live
Stock Kxchange, under the same or
similar reiuauous ami ruies, me viola
tion of which the otiending member
was subjected to dismissal from the ex
change with a fine of from 200 to 91500.
The whole purpose of the exchange wa9
to prevent tlie owners and feeders of
stock from selling their own and to
prevent tbem from employing any one
to sell for them, unless it was at two or
three times the cost of selling, and auy
return or rebate of any part of this ex
orbitant commission was a crime pun
ishable by fine and dismissal from the
exchange. This exchange is com
posed of both the commission men sell
ing and the buyers for both packing and
exporting. I tie American Live Stock
Commission company is composed of
only owners and feeders of stock and
they propose to sell their own stock
through their agents. Last year it cost
only about one-third of the commission
charged by the exchange, aud it is the
aim of this company to return the net
earnings each year to the stock holders.
according to t lie amount of stock each
one ships. This return is just what the
exchange is kicking at. The Stock
Yards company have taken the ground
that their yards must aud shall be open
and free to all sellers and buyers alike,
as the following contract will fnllv
sh ow :
"Article of agreement made between
the South Omaha Stock Yards com
pany (limited) and the American Live
Stock Commission company and others
interested: In consideration of the
American Live Stock Commission com
pany and others doing business with
the South Omaha Stock Yards company;
that said South Omaha Stock Yards
company (limited) agree that all per
sons, corporations or companies deal
ing at such stock yard, shall have the
same rights and privileges granted or
conferred, to, or upon any person, com
pany or corporation, by such stock
yards company, directly or indirectly,
shall be withheld from any other per
son, company or corporation, and that
said Stock Yards company will prevent,
so far as lies in their power, any and ail
companies or persons doing business in
said stock yards from boycotting, or ob
structing other buyers, sellers or other
commission men in carrying ou their
business, aud said South Omaha Stock
Yards company agree to forfeit to the
person or persons injured by the in
fringement of said agreement, one
hundred dollars for tho Jirst infringe
ment and from one to five hundred dol
lars for its second or third infringe
ment, as their injury may be shown to
"Witness my hand, this first day of
April, mil. W. N. Babcock,
'Approved, General Manager.
"W. A. 1'axton, Vice-I'res."
Now the Stock Yards company have
full power to enforce this contract.
which is only just aud right; .therefore
the shippers may fear uo boycott of
their stock. K very car of stock will be
sold on its merits alone. Now, brother,
I can assure you that you will
receive the same price for your
stock as with any other firm. A
trial shipment will prove this to you.
The members of the exchange are mak
ing desperate efforts to secure stock to
sell, and instances arc known where
their agents have offered more at your
statiou than the stock was worth on the
market, aud if tho offer was accepted to
even up on beating tho seller iu weight.
The only safe way is to ship jour own
stock, for no middle man can live and
pay you all stock is worth, and the sys
tem of co-operation will always be to
your advantage. Yours, fraternally,
Ai.lex Hoot, Agent.
t"Cheap sugar in the last week has
turned every grocer's shop into an open
argument for the McKinley tariff bill
and protection. Philadelphia Press.
Cheap sugar the past week has turned
every grocer's shop into an open argu
ment for only that part of the McKin
ley tariff bill which removes the tax
from one of the necessities, and con
demns of itself all the balance of the
The Newberry bill was vetoed iu
the interest of the farmer. Of course
the farmer doesn't seem to see it, but
it must be true, as every railroad organ
in the state swears to ft. The demo
cratic party is the Mercutio iuthe quar
rel between the ruilroads and the
farmer. Lincoln Herald.
jyWe publish iu this issue an ex
quisite practical gem from the pen of
Mrs. Mary liaird Finch of Autelope
county. Nothing liner ha appeared
for a long time.
Endorsing Senator Michener and Repre
tentative Brcderson.
Resolutions passed by Blue Ridge
Siiltordiuate Farmers Alliauce, number
10-Vi, April ut, lHiil.
ktsolitd, That we the memlter of said
Alliauce congratulate and heartily com
mend our Squalor from this district, N.
i. ;,M'eheiier and )lo. Brcdcrsoti our
representative, for the good work and
the color they have shown, in slaudii g
lirm for their people and their atatc;
aud that w UiliuveGiKi will stand by
them a the; do by the people; unit to
them we hereby exteml our slmero
lhaov. for Ihe faithfulness end perse
veruce they have shown,
Kttottfd, That we tli mtimticr of
Blue tlidtfe. Alliance, No. lo.Y.', de
nounce Ci.lllii of (iagu. and Tavlor of
Loup a traitor to the independent
attiy and their state. Aud he it further
AWW, t hat N. M. Mil turner and
Ole Brote.'isott be furnished a copy of
these resolution, l Tub Fanwih
Allixsji and the Strouubtirg Uad
light t'T publication i
. W. Punas", T. V.
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