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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THTJKSDAY JUNE 25, 1891.
PutUebed It7 Saturday by
Teas Auiakcs Ptblkhixo Co.
Oor.ua and M -. Lincoln, is to.
J. PWeow ....
Chrirt wm born acroM t)M wa,
171th g lory In his boom
That txaasfiguree you and me.
. Xj ke slaw to make men holy
Jr. a miVi tKem freA.
Cnee God it marching on."
Juli Tariff mm.
"Laurel crowns cleave to deserts,
And power to him who power exerta.1
A reddy drop of manly blood
The surging tea outweigh.'
"Be who cannot reason It a fool,
Ea who will not reason is a coward,
Ho who daw not Won U a slave.
J Mi l all botlnM eonnnunlcatkma to
rinCVubuon to nm
AMtttM(a both dc of the rrt
aaaakrtbe used. Vrr ioof oonnnuiilcaUone,
aearale eaanot bauaed.
TOE FARMEKS' ALLIANCE
muniD WEIELT AT
CCSMUt 11TK AND M STREETS,
paper in the state.
. ' ' ' rl -anww-. '
J. KURR0W8, Editor.
J. SI. THOMPSON, Buslneat Ma'gr.
fiwint alM and form tight pMr", seven
miama quarto. Largest weekly paper pub
Hawed in Nebraska.
Ceasiat la Every Oeparlntnl.
AdTerUetag Betes Made known oa applica
f ijatrlaHn, fl.21 par knnum Invariably in
Wit HJtt, Tt annual subscription 15.00.
Jweues sending clubs as above may add sin
ajIeeubseripUoof at club rates.
&aAauacaoryear and Looking
Backward pt paid It 60
m - tabor and Capital 1 40
" Cesar's Column..,.
" : " Cnsblag's Manual
" - wutber are we
" " Emltb"s Diagram
and Ruiec ...... 160
- '- BrtcVsFlnenrial
Cateohlsm ' 1 60
- wtrl Money MO
, nopoly 18
Richard's Crown . .. 1 50
' Tie abort book for tale at tail oflee and
i paid oa receipt of price aa follows:
Xiot&s Bask ward
labor aad Capital
One Republican Monarchy
Onebiaa'a Manual, faper overt
faf Wagrem and ru:ci
Vkttaerare we Drifting , i sa
Brtae'e naanoal Catechism Sects.
TTibere Koacy Monopoly S&ctt.
Heharrt Crown ....fiOcta,
uumtfVB.CO., imeom. ra
PIZJRR0 AXD J0HX SHE UMAX. '
A mietake occurred in our notice of
tha above book. It will be furnished
with etch tingle tubscriptlon to Tin
Au.ia.xcK for 11.83. It will be tent to
club ordert at 11.25.
TUX LAX CASTER COUXTY IXSTI-
. ;.. tvts. J y-
Too late for insertion this week we
received an account of The Lancaster
County Teacber't Institute now in tee-
sionatSupt. McClusky's rooms in the
court house. From this report we learn
that the Institute is one of the most suc
cessful and useful ever held In the
: . MARRIED,
At Lincoln, Monday. June 22, Mr. J.
W. Sherwood and Miss Ada Mother, all
of Lincoln. Her. John Hewett officiat
Mr. Sherwood is the able editor of
tha Dodge Count) Under. He has been
long a resident of this city, and engaged
aa sa operator of the Western Union
Telegraph Cc, but now resides at Fre
mont, where his paper it published.
That his married life may be as long and
happy as he and hit amhble wife de
sert, U the sincere wlsa of all con
acted with Tin Aim set ofllce.
Tk editor of the Waboc Vtup com
10 because when riding on the train
had to pay his (are, whle a leading
officer o.' tb Mate Alliance banded out
a pa It does team a little tough, but
lae aforecUd editor should comfort him
self with tat knowledge that a great re
turns has wuie to pa A 4 .1. Jr
W ara rady to wsgr a huadnd
dollars that the above U a tlia s'aader.
ad that a "leatLsg" or other oC.tr c!
tha eut Al'.Ua- haaded ott a p la
taa rfee-e tt the afvreeaid editor, er
as aay 4hr ta.. ( it is trua, said of
Fef tfugkt la t W ueced.
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SEXJT0R CARLISLE JXD G0VIRX
XKXT QrXERSBJP Or RAIL-ROAM.
Some delegates of the Cincinnati con
vention went over to Kentucky and had
an interview with Senator Carlisle. The
remarks of Mr. Carlisle on that occasion
have been exploited ihrongh the monop
oly press as being very wise and eonclu
live npon the subjects treated. One of
those subjects was the government own
ership of railroads. In bis treatment of
this subject Mr. Carlisle made himself
solid with the money and railroad pow
or, at a politician; and no doubt bit re
marks were very sagacioat from the
politician's point of view. But as a stu
dent of this great question, and aa an
economist, Mr. Carlisle's treatment of
the subject it in the last degree superfi
cial, and snch at might be expected from
a man who was surprised by a question,
and answered without consideration.
The following is the substance of Mr.
Carlisle's remarks on government own
ership at we find tbem in Frank Leslies
newspaper, accompanied by a laudatory
"Our government debt at the close of
the war was more than two thousand
millions, and we have been almost thir
ty years in paying half of it. The rail
roads, telegraphs, telephone lines, and
steamboats in the country represent
about 110.000,000.000 invested capital;
14,000,000,000 is bonded indebtedness
which must be paid. Are you ready to
tax yourselves to raise tbit money?
Then, after you have got the property,
are you ready to tax yourselves to op
erate it for the Government never yet
succeeded in doing business at a profit f
Consider another effect: such a plan
would add perhaps 1,200,000 men and
women to the roll or government em
ployes. How would you ever succeed
in turning out of power an Administra
tion with such resources at its command t
The more corrupt It was the more diffi
cult it would be to displace it."
Mr. Carlisle's parenthesis about the
public debt it provocative of discussion,
but we pais It. In hit next sentence
tteamboalt are included among the
properties the nation it asked to pur
chase. We have never beard any prop
osition for the purchase of steamboats,
canal boats, ttage lines or horses, to we
will confine our reply entirely to rail
roadt. Mr. Carlisle says there are 110,
000,000,000 of "invested capital" in the
roadt, (including steamboats.) This Is
a favorite Action of men oi Air. Car
lisle's clast. But every student of the
subject knowt that the bonded debt of
the roadt at this time fully represents
the investment of capital in them. Mr.
Carlisle places this debt at 14,000,000,000.
It Is more. It it probably near 13,000,-
000,000 to-day. Taking 180,000 at the
railroad mileage, 130,000 per mile makes
f 4, 600,000,000. Now every ttudent of
the tubject knowt that thit turn per mile
will duplicate and equip every mile of
railroad in the United Statet, and leave
a handsome turn for profit to the bond
holders. And 11 the roadt are ever
bought by the nation the tutu required
to build them will form the basis of val
uation, and not the fictitious sum at
which they are capitalized. We reject
here at foreign to the tubject the dona
tion! of lands, right of way, town sites
and muncipal and other bonds, which
might be plead in abatement of this cost,
only pausing to remark that these dona
tions west of a north and south line
drawn from the Gulf to the Canada bor
der through Chicago would build and
equip every mile of road west of that
Now Mr. Carlisle says this bonded
debt must be paid. Very good. He
asks, "are you willing to tax yourselves
to pay itt" Well, let us see if it would
greatly increase our present burden of
This 15,000,000,000 of bonded debt is
to-day drawing interest at the rate of
about 3 per cent. W ho pays this inter
est? The people of the country who
patronize the roads that is, all of us
of course. If .the government should
assume this debt, and this interest should
be paid to government officials instead
of railroad officials would it be any
greater burden than it cow is? In fact,
if the government should assume the
debt would not the vastly better credit
back of it enable the government to re
duce the interest one or two per cent,
aud thus greatly lessen the burdeu of it?
We believe every one will admit that
this would be the case. Here would be
a dear saving of (UO.000,000 per year,
which could be applied to the liquida
tion of the principal without imposing
any additional burden upon the people.
Now as to taxation for the payment of
the principal. W are compelled to de
ny the off-handed statement of Mr.
Carlisle, that "the government never
yet succeeded la doing business at a
profit. We claim that the complex
and enormous business of the po.t-office
Is done at a pro til greater than any pri
vate corporation could do It. We claim
that the bualnes ef transportstiwa by
rait Una more remptirated than the
poti-ofiica business-la fact, not nearly
so much to. We therefore deny Mr.
I'arlUie't assumption, that operating
railroads would reel more under gov
stameat ewarrtkip. and ptvpvaa to
bww that It would In tact oa vaUy
The tula) earnings cf the r ada to day
are a!wil II. tMOua,). Of this
WM.m or W pr real, way ba aligned
to tpcrai g etpeawa, f .'to.uiw.tt! a
latere! ea hvaded debt, and I."!, jut,.
Ml to stock kuUlsrs.
Sew, tisdef isefrteeatprhate own
er lp at ieaat Y4 pi eeatet laa rest vf
operating the fvta'U art slur feeble to
tha tpeuiue it, I'ader govern
meat setvKa all the ese ftgur
kea4 ret4el, ait taa tvmpait
chlaety fvt t4rf.'kluf ha!!, toaib
Utatsg pvU and awviaiioaa, as we
the saataMo tswf el 'he free lUt.
it,KI U ik,tlR,g 'tu gnet
iut ww!4 aeilhet evaiiwie ttr awt
tUa, e4 arlv :f (Ha tveeta. vf
I rL'rv4ijf tdy ! ird tj
tutua aa-t v)wti.M. !';' the
Ug ta t ttteivt at lit nall
at Wk Mat .lI aw. I M.I.I Ikl. Ik.
. . W
ft f 4 la let, at I
we have as the gross sum payable an
nually to a sinking fund to liquidate the
15,000,000,000 of principal tttO.000.000.
Tn:t loaned at 8 per cent, and aiiowiog
3 per cent on the principal, would iiqui
date this principal in a little less than
twelve years, without having imposed a
dollar of tax npon the people.
In his jump at the number of employes
required to operate the roads Mr. Car
lisle it as wild as in hit other guesses
The total number of persons reported
by the census of 16S0 as engaged in
trade and transportation in the United
States was 1,810,253. But thit paint it
immaterial. We will say that 1,000,000
persons would become government em
ployes by government ownership of
Did Mr. Carlisle appreciate the depth
of the satire upon our republican insti
tutions involved in hit question, "bow
wonld you ever succeed in turning out
of power an administration with such
resources at itt command f Are all
government employee political "re
sources?" Is this low estimate of men
and administration the legitimate fruit
of Mr. Carlisle'! long political career?
It It no doubt true that a system of gov
ernment control of railroads might be
devised that would make all Its employ
es slaves and political "resources.1
But It it also true that one could be de
vised that would leave them free and
self-respecting American citizens, as
most government employes are to-day
Mr. Carlisle knows very well that the
money raised by Wansmaker, and used
by Dudley and Quay, wat paid to idle
men throughout the country men
whom adlfferent economic system
would have furnished employment for,
and thus railed them above such cor
THE DRAIX OF GOLD.
The recent drain of gold from this
country it exciting much comment in
commercial circles, and it uniformly
spoken of as a misfortune which if not
arrested would forebode disaster. There
Is one fact, however, to which we have
seen no allusion by the gold-bug papers,
viz: If there .had been profitable use
for the gold in thit country the drain
would not havo occurred. The sold
hat net gone abroad to pay any im
perative debt or obligation owed by us,
but hat gone only because persons
abroad would pay more for it for use
than we would. In proof of this we
quote from the New York Sun :
"The Bold CXDOrts this vear have Wn
the largest ever made from this or any
other country, but they have not
affected our money rates at all. Yes
terday call money wat a drug, and thit
week brokers' balances have loaned at
1 per cent. Time monev was offered
yesterday, for six months, at lower rates
tnan tnose recently ruling. Tne in
ference from this is that we have nat
been hurt commercially by the loss of
gold. In the near future it will be the
turn of this country to import gold, and
in the present state of European credit
we ougni io insist on every dollar we
are entitled to. and defeat the PtTnrtu
which will be made to keep the precious
uieiai on me omer side."
One might infer from the closing
sentence of the above that those people
wanted to retain the gold simply be
cause it was gold. This it not true,
Gold has gone to Europe because they
win pay more for it to use as money
than we will because there is a mone
tary demand and use for it there that
does not exist here. And, according to
the Sun, there it still much more useless
money in New York. "Yesterday call
money was a drug."
While the abovn is true In New York,
in the country at large there is a feeling
ot impending disaster. Trade
languishes, times are unusually hard,
no new enterprises are being started
and labor is unemployed and under
paid. Where can the explanation be found?
Let us see? What renders the employ
ment of money unprofitable? Low
prices. What makes low prices? A
contracted volume of money as com
pared with products, or the immutable
law of supply and demand. This law
finds its first illustration in the relation
of money to produced wealth, and the
result is expressed In price. A depres
sion of prices is irrefutable evidence
of a dcclluing supply of money, Fall
lug prices are followed at once by de
pression in trade and stagnation of
business enterprises. These are fol
lowed at once by an accumulation of
money at financial centers seeking in
vestment In paying securities or going
into speculation. So it happens that
thit apparent glut of .monry, when it
becomit a drug, is an evidence ot
paralysis at the extremities. This ap
parent glut ot money at financial centers
always occurs In periods ot financial
stringency and depression.
What Is the cure? It is an anonialr,
perhaps, but it Is true, that the only
cure Is the Uaue of more money, That
Is, prices must be raited to the remune
rative point, so that ail labor would be
employed. If labor U all employed
remuarrathtly, there will be an active
demaaJ for more money and none
w.iuUl be vipiiried.
Of four there are other elements
eateileg laio this problem. B4t these
er fundamental priaviplea aad lll
tut b denied by as; laaacial authority,
& jut ja ro: irt or jii r cti xssi
The Alliances of l.'.ut l.8 ater aad
Wettera Cms reuniu-a will hdd grand
celehraikttt ( A Ilea's park, e arUrrea-
wvt va Ja'y ta IVguatwea will
ha issued suoa. J, hi. Avtaiu.
Tha pethUt at t !,i4a,'
st t M ha ad trtin. It bt tgt
la the tanner, la Iks A',l:a aad out
l tt. It e'ies aa attki fros tha lm
tjFtJWf lav wfcVa tha fsrettat U 1
n4ailr ftvu tieeevU t Ke
latlaa. tot a li'.r4d curia ta ai,u-
tha ! htehgm art rt la
ike f U atewa'tica ta taj the least
THE G. 0. P. IN NEBRASKA-
Opinions frem Twe Tery Blgh Aether
lUcs. William Lease and E. Rosewater Frankly
Slate Their Honest Convic
tions. We give below extracts from articles
on the present political situation from
two very high authorities, viz: Hon
Wm. Leeto and Hon. E. Rosewater.
Until lately both of the gentlemen were
representative republicans. But Mr,
Leese it a man of very honest instincts,
and be could not stand the pressure. Af
ter the labs demo-repnh combine, the
purchase of several senators, and the
complete demonstration of the fact
that there was neither a republican or
democratic party in thit state, but tim
ply two political machines which were
nnder the absolute control of the cor
porat'.ons, he definitively severed hit
connection with the so-called republi
can party, and joined hit political for
tunet with the independents.
In the case of Mr. Rosewater it It dif
ferent. He, too, hat long known all
about the corporate control of Nebraska
politics. He bat advocated an uprising
of the people against it. He at one
time participated in a convention which
formed a new anti-monopoly party, but
when this party nominated a ticket re
fused to support it. Being fully cogni
zant of the power which wat control
ling the ttate of Nebraska, and of the
demoralizing agencies it wat using,
which were degrading alike to our civil
government and the manhood cf our
leading citizens which were debauch
ing our legislatures, corrupting our pub
lic officers and robbing our people Mr.
Rosewater, when be came to the parting
of the wayt and the hour when he mutt
choose between the corrupt machine he
had so often cursed and the interests
of the people whose cause be had pre
tended to espouse, bad not the moral
courage to renounce hit allegiance to
the old party, and ttake bit financial
and political fortunes upon the success
of a great movement by the people. As
a consequence hit paper it today oppos
ing the people by every meant in itt
power. He is anxious now to find the
'path to Salvation," not for the down
trodden people, bnt for the republican
party. And yet hit own conviction!
tbouid convince him, and hit own words
would convince anyone else, that no
tuch path can bo found. He hat gone
to Europe to escape the discredit of a
campaign which he knowt it already
lost; but before be went he threw a col
umn and a half of advice into the camp
of the corporation leaders, so that be
can say to tbem on his return "if you
had followed my counsel you might
have won." We extract at follows:
What was the cause of the land slide
last fall? It is known to all Nebraskans
that the confederated monopolies have
had absoiult control of tne machmtrv ef
tin republican party for more than fifteen
years. They packed our primaries and
contentions and dictated our nominations
from constable up to governor. No man
ambitious to nil a place of honor or
trust bad any c nance of nomination un
less be was able to enlist the influence
of the railroad managers in his support.
In 1888 Nebraska's contitgent to the na
tional republican convention was made
up of seven railroad lawyers and three
The editor of this paper has been bit
terly denounced as a crank and assist
ant democrat for using language much
more moderate. Again, after quoting
the resolutions adopted by the confer
ence of May 20, 1&U0, Mr. R. goes on: -
These resolutions were embodied in
the rupublican state platform. But
when the party nominated a railroad
politician and money lender as its stan
dard bearer the platform became a
moc kery . The repu ulican farmers who
knew the man ana his affiliation with
tne corporations went over to the inde
pendents almost in a body.
The outcome is well-known. 1 will
not stop to defend myself against the
malignant and vindictive abuse that has
been heaped upon me since the election
by political mercenaries and parasites
who have made a living out of the party
and have by their rauk venality and
subserviency o the corporations
brought the party into disrepute. Nor
do I propose to bandy words with the
few milksop editors who are striving to
become leaders when . they have not
brains enough to keep but of the wet.
We now come to the article of Mr.
Leese, published in the Bee ot June 15:
Lincoln. Neb., June 10 To the Edi
tor ef the foe; In noiwer to your com
muuicHtlon relating to the editorlat
The Tata to Solvation, " I can only
say at this time that In my opinion It is
too late. It is locking tha stable after
the bore has been stolen.
e a a e a a
You are as well aware of the fact as I
am that the republican party has prom
bad Hose after time to give the people
some relief: our platform have univer
sally contained tti:ue such promise, but
it seems they ttavi been hmh a vote
catchers. Only this and nothing; more.
Tha people have been crying fur re
lief tor many )ert from raUrvad eaur
lions, but ad Meuie.1 in vain, and every
attempt to break tha fetters that bound
the people fc ike railroad ctrHrtliias
only resulted la rtvetlwsj them more se
curely oa the Unit el aa oppreMed
people. l'!U-n-e al lat c4du le a
virtu, are isa who had bvea
Iecte4 to reprvaeut Oe peoi-.e laughed
to awra Iteir ct tet tar relief. they brvke
smml'f the paniaa tie aad deter
mines ta tha future to battle ,tr their
rights, they hetueles were luighttef
tta l the Wirt1 atUa t he reeuit U
tliMWv'red la "r tat f.l elevtiua. u4
I t.te ibat tha Make cl tha pevpie
aid es,l aual.y grow until their rMs
e e a e a a
I have Ue taught that the rryutH
can party ia part" ft tha pevpte, M
is peeme at v ine peoyis, m t a.
i a4 tta vaa tlt. U W tk
P4ft ef iha trvravhaa, by tha r
rvrt'.a an Iwr tha ertrtU's, aad
u u it party l ! la am .-
iutm fcvtufw aw leRttese taa pwpi
cannot svveet la Bad relief, bwt iTe.il j
UIM tut glt their awa hall lea
1 h y have Usrad y iier etpei teste
i4i i u am ficy t it
prvaJ wa.h aa-l gua iheM so
i4 ?fhnf ihe'f Wtts ut
a4 tt;-l ad I 5a wad t a4
tbem ic my feeble manner until right
shall triumph over might; and I believe
that every good republican and demo
crat should also arise in their might
and sweep from power the railroad cor
porations that now hold tbem in their
corrupting embrace and surround tbem
with deteriorating influence. The near
est approach to the true principles of re
publicanism is found today in the inde
pendent platform. Jf the people cannot
be trusted to make laws to govern them
selves I do not know where yon can go.
Not to the railroads, for we have tried
tbem and find them wanting. I will
trust in the people, and trust that you
and your paper will aid in the good
work. Yours very truly..
Nothing more need be said, only to
commend the above authentic state
ments to the attention of those few hon
est republicans who still think there is
for that' party a "Path to Salvation."
THE SUPREME JUDGESHIP.
The Bee of the 20th has the following
iteji on thit subject:
Unless the independents call an early
convention they will find as many can
didates for associate justice of the
supreme court at there are counties in
the ttate. Leese of Seward, Morris of
Saline. Brrant of Cedar. Gaslin of
Franklin and Edgerton of Douglas are I
atreauy aauuuuceu, wuu lue ice scarcely
broken on the subject.
i . j .. j i . t . i t i .
The Lincoln Journal also betrayed
considerable anxiety at to the nominee
of the independents for Supreme Judge,
and seems qul e anxious te have Judge
Gaslin tet up at their candidate. Thit
anxiety it encouraging, as Indicating the
opinion of these papers that . the Inde
pendents will'lect the Supreme judge.
Tbey probably will, and thereforo will
likely be very careful about the record
of the man nominated. They will not
be likely to put up a drunkard, or a re
formed drunkard, or any man whose
moral character can be assailed.
Of the eminent persons named by the
See several are impossible back-numbers
at far at the Independents are concern
ed. Mr. Edgerton, however, wonld
make a very available candidate. He
it a lawyer of marked ability, a fine or
ator, and bit social relationt are of the
most irreproachable character. There
are other gentlemen in the independent
rankt who are probably quite aa unex
ceptionable, but none who at this time
could niarshall as strong a following.
TWO X0TABLI WEDDIXGS.
Two very notable matrimonial events
took place during the past week. Gen.
Schofield, Commander of the army of
the United Statet, was married to Miss
Georgia fcilbourne, a young lady of
Keokuk, Iowa. Gen. Schofield is sixty
years of age. The other event wat the
marriage of Dr. Charles Eastman, a near
ly full-blooded Sioux Indian whose tribal
name it "Ohyiesa," signifying "the win
ner," to Miss Elaine Goodale, the poetess.
The marriage of a nearly full-blooded
Sioux Indian with a white American
poetess celebrated for her beauty, must
mark an epoch in civilization.
THEY DEFEXD THE PRESEXT SYS.
The following are some of the large
alariea paid in New York : Chauncey
M. Depew, presidtnt of the New York
Central, $75,000; R. A. McCurdy, presi
dent of the Mutual Life Insurance com
pany, $00,000; H. B. Hyde, president of
the Equitable, $00,000; W. H. Beers,
president of the New York Life, $60,000;
Fredirio V. Olcott, president of the Cen
tral Trust company, $00,000; John A.
Stewart, president of the United States
Trust company, $50,000; Richard King,
president of the Union Trust company,
$50,000; J. W. Alexander, vice-president
of the Equitable, $15,000.
LIGHTX1XG ROD SW1XDLERS.
The Alliance Is threatened with
another libel suit on account of its ex
posure of some lightning rod swindlers.
All right. We will accept the suit and
tight the scoundrels.
We regret to say it, but it is a fact
that a lightning rod peddler is almost
always a swindler. The business itself
Is an unmitigated swindle, for the rea
son that there is absolutely no utility or
use in a lightning rod. As they are
usually put up they would invite danger,
if they had any influence at all. But
supposing they were useful, a common
iron rod with a bright point, made by
any country blacksmith, U just as valu
able aa the fancy copper stuff, costing
cents a foot and upward, with which
the peddlers swindle people. Any
farmer with ordinary Ingenuity cau
put up lightening rods just as good as
any, at a very trilling cost. It any want
to do it we will give full directions.
The millions Invested in fancy light
ning rcU might just as well lie thrown
aw ay, as far as any value to the pur
chasers la concerned. We would not
allow a rod put oa one of cur buildings
It the rod man would do It tor nothing.
" .. . ' . '.J
tsT Bill McKlnley, having been nom
inated for governor nt Ohio, proceeded
al one to signify his subservience to
Wall street Influence by delivering a
speech ta which ee declared hit beiUt
la tha dogmas cf tha single standard
school. This declaration was probably
accessary to make his election sure.
Ohio U largely a manufacturing state,
and must t t Its muwf4ciurrt want a
high protective tariff vt that that later
est Wrertaja to aupiwrt M.'K.ulcy, The
limes are hard, aad many tuea out l
wurk. Ho taa factory latere will U
able to throw hi a. a largw wis. Fur a
raad'y titi ta be tkrwa eut, ttew fr
avt vciiag as hi employer baea. ts art
deeirabta w- a da s K it figure vul
that Mvwlaiey la huI sirw t elevtloa,
tha tarwtef Oh! t?t Wia1 we J
uiattd s la tame other state, aad
b;tf stilt duldvd as to gutig 'at U
ties. - Ilia sltttloa fef cura will le
MMd as great eidreiit vf U
gr ' Carlo: twvertet nwnVj ' Is
the tn ii'tskd by a evaitavpktart t
la ireeeal irai s!w tl tttii
The democratic state committee of
Kansas hat issued a circular to the
county committees urging them to keep
their party organizations intact the
state over. It also advises fusion and
agreements with the people's com
mittee whenever it it possible. It tayt:
"Meet the other committees,' agree
npon what officers you are to have; but
if no agreement can be reached, place a
full ticket in the field and work bard for
The democrats teem to be a little in
consistent, bnt really are not. They
mean just what they say, only a little
more to. It should have been expressed
thus: "Keep your party organization!
intact, but horniwoggle the other fel
lows into helping you get all the offices
possible for democrats." The demo
crats of Nebraska will act on precisely
the same principle. The leaders of the
party recently went into a corrupt
fusion with the republicans to defeat
the independents in the late legislature.
But that will not for a moment deter
them from seeking fusion with the in
dependents for the sake of spoil
wherever they tee an opportunity.
We have before utterly repudiated
thit fusion business. It destroyed the
greenback party. It at one time ruined
the prohibition cause in Michigan and
Maine. No party ever entered into it
without a sacrifice of principle, prestige
and honor. The aim of the Independ
ent party is to wipe out of existence the
old rotten republican and democratic
parties. It la diametrically the opposite
of these in principles and purposes
How then can it unite with either of
tbem without to that extent sacrificing
There it one kind of fusion and ono
only that is allowable. Let the honest
democrats and honest republicans join
the independent party, and help it elect
honest men to office. In this way men
who have been republican! and demo
crat! will undoubtedly receive nomina
tion!. But everywhere let independ
ents choose defeat wltn honor rather
than victory with disgrace.
THE COUXTY C0MMISSI0XERS.
There is much interest manifested at
the present time in regard te the ques
tion whether there shall be three or five
county commissi; nert. The late legis
lature passed a law, or amended the ex
isting law In relation to that matter.
The new law provide! that in counties
not having more than 125,000 inhabi
tant! the board of county commission
ers shall consist of three members, and
hat in counties having over that num
ber of inhabitants it shall cantist of five
members. It also provides that in
countiet having lest than 125,000 inhabi
tant! when this law takei effect incumb
ent! shall continue to hold their office!
until the expiration of the term for
which they were elected. Also, that
countiet having less than 125,000 in
habitants may vote at any general elec
tion to have three or live numbers.
Countiet of over 125,000 population are
not given the option of voting, but
must have five commissioners.
On petition of two hundred or more
electore, filed with the county clerk
thirty dayi before election, taid clerk
must cause the question to be submit
ted to the people, and give notice there
of in the election notice.
We are informed that persona who
are in favor of five com nlssi oners pro
pose to petition to have the question
submitted to a vote of the people. If
this is done of course our people will
have an opportunity to vote it down.
But for fear those persons will not so
petition it may be as well for those who
wish to reduce the board to three mem
bers to circulate petitions.
Hsppenlngs in Omaha.
The last meeting of the Omaha Inde
pendent Club wasthelarges: attmdel
and most interesting meeting they have
ever had. The first speaker was John
Jeffcoat. His argument was mostly on
finance. He explained in an able man
ner the unjuatness of our present mone
tary system. The next speaker was the
well known Jno. Quinn. He said the
whole and solo aim of the corporations
and manopolies was to divide the people,
and that they were now trying to cause
strife between the city organizations
and the farmers' organization. He
stated that the monopoly hirelings
would pat the Trades unions on the back
and say, you good conservative working
men, keep out ot politics, for if you
don't you will be sure to break up
your organizations. He took occasion
la pay his respects to the for, and said if
such papei s were brought to account
and the people ot the city and county
once ever united that monopoly would
be at an eud.
Ofuiha hasa central Labor Union, bat
for benefiting the c!as it repreuts(the
hCBcat working people) it is alKtut as
utefui as a hand bellows would be to
turn the course of acyclone, The com
bined ctirpo.a lon ha thctrs'rikersln
there in giwd shape. The chairman of
the I nioa ts a Jttu !ivd tool. He has
beeu sucking around the monopolies
from the time be was slevtnt to that of
lice. When the unien Voted to tend a
delrgnta to Cincinnati, and ha was de
feated as beiug the delegate, b refuted
ta !gn the credential ir tha order fur
lha luoaey. Now ym might aay throw
him out. Much earner said thaw done,
fur there are alto eevmt others id the
Mine stripe la there working for lha
beUi Intereel of tha lalwieia. Km a
actUa a these are largely tha rvawa
tka ritu were act largely represented
la t luclnusli. The e et tips t officers
' July we hi'pe w.;J than matter ta
Tha lUily papers ,t Omaha are eva
tlauaily AUd with arcvuat uf thieve
p!eidrl.tg house, ehchtBg wont.
Wing tud ged la UkX al , aad adv ia thai
they taa .nikii ,rl)f w hew ceueh'.
W Wilder thai lhec U a. t hji tl U
It Is iuu It very W te iy there la
mora iKaa a ihuuaaad ta Uor every
4 ay without a p a t t.e Ait H ey
eat tf Ivva t h'g and where Ihvrw
aie to n.auy i beg tat y Um"i gi mat It.
Ike .a. en c wactX WuarJ d tU
!, WKtk. aad all the test i f lha lki-
lag gas Woal tin a tk.xg . give liiM
VI k ... .1.. .,.. '
., trv V greet tu;liee, jvn In
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!iU .( ch tea bif.it )tf
CHEAP UW PANACEAS.
BANKS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED
TO ISSUE NOTES.
Shall Omr Patriotio Freeholder Be
Coana Tenante and Serfs to aa Aliew
LaaMtod Aritocracy?-There Is bnt
Step Between Liberty and Thral- j
dom-Let Ca Take that Step at
Once Hon. John Davie, M. C. Re
Ilea to the Century Magazine.
The great and all-Important money
question remains at the front in spite
of the efforts of Wall street journals to
mystify the tubject and keep it back.
The June number of the Century Mag
azine continues the discussion under
the head of "Cheap Money Panaceas.
In tbe shape of nine propositions it
pretends to represent the sentiments of
tbe west These propositions are
mostly men of straw, with little foun
dation in fact. I know the history of
three of them. These three are aa fol
lows: 1. I am not stuck on cold and sliver aa
circulating mediums. A piece of paper ia
my ideal. Geologists have thlnuk to Una
that they can entiuiate the quantities of
Sliver and gold In the mountains, and tbe
government should issue silver clrtihcsu-s
io an amount rquivairm iu mai r.uiuuuj.
It would Le lar safer, as ll would be easy
for a foreign nation to capture the coin iu
the treasury vaults at Washington: but the
mountains they could not remove, even by
all the faith they could muster.
b. Bank should not be allowed to Issue
notes. These should be printed and put
out by the government. '1 he tariff should
be reduced until there is a deficit In tha
treasury, and then greenbacks should be
issued to pay all claimant. These thould
not tie redeemable In metal money. Kach
bill should bear tha legend: "One dollar
receivable, tor dues and debts." This
would make it recievable for all taxes and
Import duties and a legal tender. This
would krep It perpetually ot par.
v. Tens of thousands of our farmers have
been unfortunate and can never get out of
debt without special relief. 1 would enact
a law stopping the big Interest they have
agreed to pay and subotituting a debt at 1
per cent Interest. It would be done In this
way: Suppose I owe yen $6,ooo and ac
cumulated interest on my farm. This new
law would direct you to add the Intercut to
tbe principal and go to the treasury of my
county and file the mortgage and an ab
stract of the property, snd get a check on
the nearctt bank for the entire debt. That
would satisfy you. Then the county treas
urer makes a oratt on tne inm-a Mates
treasurer for the money, and gets It in c.rirp
new bills. That satished him. The United
USates treasurer accepts the mortgage on
the farm provided it is worth the amount
of the mortgage and sends word to tne
that the 1 per cent intercut is due. Is not
that simple ? It .Is the ftrnt news 1 have
had of the transfer of the debt That ought
to sui( everybody,
Tbe Century Indulged in extensive
remarks, among which it the follow
In the seventh, eighth and ninth plans snt
unlimited Issue of inconvertible paper by
the government is advocated to be loaned;
to the people at 1 per cent, sometimes with,
land security and sometimes with none
REMARKS IN KEI'LT.
Number 1 wat a reply of my friend,.
Congressman Simpson of Kansas, to
some very absurd questions by a party
dressed in the swaddling clothes of the
dark ages, who knew nothing of tbe
subject of money beyond the teachings,
of tbe Shylocks of mediaeval Europe.
Mr. Simpson gave a supposed case to
silence tbo annoyance. It had tbe de
sired effect, making tbe astute bullion
ist the laughing stock of the crowd;
but it was not understood to be tbe
sentiments of Mr. Simpson. It was
merely a reductio ad absurdum of the-gold-basis
theory. However, time has
lta revenges, and that which was a
burlesque and a joke is now set forth
in tbe columns cf a dignified magazine
at tbo candid sentiments of a "Cheap.
Numbers 8 and 9 originated . in an
interview of myself in the city of,
Washington. They entirely misrepre
sent my statements and sentiments in
several important particulars.
I was asked bow I would get a new
issue of treasury notes' a Joat. f
I replied that there are many ways.
The new money can be paid out in
tbe usual disbursements of tbe govern
ment "But," said the Interviewer, "we
now have a surplus in the treasury
with no need of new money to meet
tbe demands of the government"
I replied that appropriations for
needed public works miflit be made,
and tbe new money would then be paid
out to tbe labor of tbe country; or it
could be paid to the union soldiers on
the contract made with tbem in 1861,
which is yet unfulfilled; or a large
portion of the present tariff might be
abolished and then the resulting de
ficit could be met with new treasury
notes. There are plenty of very excellent
wayi of floating new money from the
United Slates treasury a thousand
fold better and mora just than giving
it to banking corporations to bo
loaned to the people by thorn. I also,
mentioned that since the government
bad enriched the money power with,
money at 1 per cent per annum, en
abling It to manipulate the finances of
the country in its own Interest, com
pelllng men to mortgage their homes,
it would, in my opinion, not be unjust
for the same government to aid men.
In saying their homes at the same ra to
of Interest. I was vory explicit on,
this point, and handed the tntcrviewer
an outline of my plan In print Yet it
is on this very point that he blunders
la that Interview I said nothing
bout xrlp new bills; "that oucbt
tosullanybMly;' -check on the neer.
et bank;" aui other sensational stuff.
Neither did 1 ay that money should
be "printed and United to pay all
claimants. M Nt.r have I yet met any
of our turn who favor "an unlimited
Uvta of lucwtivvrttble pr by lha
government " Any uu-meut of th:n,
vrt la a pvrvertioa wt f .!, Wa a.l
recognise that money I valuable la
proportion to Itiatiatiuo, Wa da nt
want and will wot ae't . wwlhl
In my replies la th interviewer J
baled eavera! tiiuta that anoway Huial
ha limited, and gave h w U ta
mer l lw a prtated dNuneb evt my
ewe. lgatr I t!i staled &M
ifcy iwual be redeemed. Trt. 41,4
that aaly, te hl money fr, I'.vea,
U bad stler evd rdMk4i.
aapplag t liar ta a iedei.tit,a.
ahelhel wf etl cf paper, M"ey
smut have Irwuier aad belter
lAaa wlu r4 (lipl un.
Frit, all kmxwv U tkU euunlry mvel
re wlard a Ua4 ty the Vtlid
hUltw gi.ri,iini -fhew tt mm! be
receivable iw lha revet. ia at lha guv.
rwaiebl, Tat I thafir! d pft
ary rdwila, A jwr iHieey to.
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