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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (July 14, 1892)
THE ALLIA NOB-I ND B PE N D E N T.
. To Break Down thf Postal System.
The following is a copy of a circular
which is being seit out to the business
men of the country. It was handed to
us by Mr. A. J. Gustin, who fol!ow3 it
with some vigorous comments:
WRITE YOU CONGRESSMAN.
At Once. Shall Ijetter Postage Be
Reduced to One Cent?
Dear r Sir The Hon. P. S.. Post of
Illinois Jias introduced a bill into con
gress to reduce letter postage from two
to one cent an ounce, and it'will spedi
ly become a law if we will aU do our
duty without delay. Please write a
letter to your member of congress by
first mail, and ask him to give prompt
and cordial support to this measure.
It is believed that the time has
arrived when this change can
bo made in letter postage without
in the least affecting the efficiency of
the postal service and if we are ever to
have it, let it cone now The republican
party promised to give it to us in its
platform adopted by the convention
which nominated President Harrison,
and bills were introduced into the last
congress by both republicans and dem
ocrats to affect it, but upon Mr. Wana
maker's request none of them were re
ported to the house, his reason being
that he had other reforms
and improvements he desired to
introduce into the - service
before we had penny postage. This pro
posed reduction in postage is beneficial
to every class of the community, to the
poor man as well as the rich, and we
can have it at once if you will instruct
your congressman horn to vote. 104 con
gressmen have thus far promised to
vote for this bill. Please send answer
to your letter to Lock Box 258, Wash
ington, D. C.
This change will bsnefit every citizen,
rich and poor ! ! This is business, not
WHAT IT MEANS.
To Hon. O. M. Kem,
Member of Congress from- Nebras
ka: Dear Sir The enclosed slip was
handed me in Omaha today by one of
my customers. At first it does not ex
plain itself; a second look, however,
transforms its carrier pigeons into vul
tures ready to feed off the cupidity
of supposedly reputable business men.
I hasten to forward it to you, and beg
you to show it to Representatives Mc
Keighan and Bryan, aad i also Senator
Kyle of South Dakota, and explain the
ti" inwardness of this so-called desire
to benefit the "Rich and Poor."
The postal service is now some few
millions short of being self-sustaining
since 2-ct rates were put in. At 3
cents it was a source of revenue above
the cost of service and reduction was in
order, while now it is the manifest de
sire of the class of corporation wor
shipers and wealthy mendicants to
cripple the postal service by call for
reduction below the cost of service.
It need not be mentioned to you, gen
tlemen, or to other true representa
tives of the people and their cause, that
the postal system is the basis on
which freight transit must even
tually be solved; but to those
who have from want of time to
consider it, or from disinclination to
stu y the question, it may be advisable
to show the duplicity of the enclosed
circular, and to draw attention to its
stab at self-sustaining departments of
government, as well as its brutalizing
ambushed attack upon the one true
republican who occupies a responsible
position under the present administra
tion. The poor man writes one letter
a day on the average, the rich mer-
chant, banker, and manufacturer
writes hundreds of them and gets near
er value received in their transit at
two cents than for any service he buys:
all of which is right, but if the large
dealer gets his mail service for less
than cost of that service, the deficit
must be made up by the general taxa
tion of other service, which is wrong.
The enclosed circular is a bid for the
cupidity of business men to flinch from
the taxed masses under cover of pro
fessed generosity in saving to the
writer of one letter a day, or one a
week, or one a month, the postage
which at three cents per letter would
not be burdensome.
The writer, your humble petitioner,
voices the earnest wishes of thousands
of your constituency in urging your ac
tive, earnest, and prompt opposition to
this proposed measure of postal revenue
A. J. Gustin.
Kearney, Neb., July 6, 1892.
OVER THE STATE.
Editor Marvin, who recently sold the
Beatrice Daily Democrat, has started
the Weekly Gazette at the same place.
. Reports from Missouri River points
show the water still rising and has
reached a height that causes much
Table Rock is to have a iarge and
commodious depot ill place of the one
which was destroyed by fire a few
F. Ricoud, book keeper for the Ox
nard Beet Sugar company at Grand
Island, forged checks to the amount of
$200 and is among the missing.
The city council of Omaha has re
ceived two carloads of furniture for the
council rooms which does not suit the
fastidious taste of the Omaha council
men. It will be returned.
The Burlington railroad will go into
court at Nebraska City to prove that
the great bridge there is in the channel
of the Missouri and therefore not sub
ject to taxation for city and school
Murderer Fox who has been playing
the insanity act all through his trial
in Douglas county now admits that he
was simply playing it. He says he
could not fool the jailor, but he worked
the jury enough to save his neck.
The republican delegation from Nor
folk to the state convention is in
structed for Eugene Moore for state
auditor. He is the man that the
Wayne Herald (republican) said could
give the state auditor's office a much
needed cleaning out.
A fellow in Omaha yesterday had a
relapse of the Fourth of July and
while firing a revolver in a zig-zag way
along the street put a bullet through
the window of a residence, penetrating
a valuable oil painting, a mirror and a
Beatrice admirers of the national
game are feeling galled and disgusted
because the fema'e hippos from Den
ver drew thpee times tho crowd that
ever turned out to see a game of ball
played in that sporty town. The dis
gruntled Beatricians seemed unable to
realize that it was not the ball that
most of the crowd went to see.
The 4th at Trumbull.
The hayseeds of Clay, Adams, Hamil
ton and Hall counties assembled to the
number of a thousand at Trumbull to
to celebrate the "glorious 4th." Mr. A.
V. Cuuningham of Adams presided, and
Mr. H. L. Baker acted as chief marshal.
The Trumbull cornet band discoursed
fine music, and the glee club rendered
several patriotic songs. Miss Maud
Fanabee read the declaration of inde
pendence, after which the people en
joyed a picnic dinner.
In the afternoon Judge Burton of
Hastings delivered the oration of the
day. He gave a concise and forcible
review of the history of this country,
dwelling especially on the struggles of
the people to secure and preserve liberty
Mr. Myron IJoldernian then recited
"Darius Green and his Hying machine"
to the delight of the crowd. The rest
of the day was occupied by sports under
the charge of Major McLelJan, consist
ing of all sorts of races, music, dancing
fire-works etc. It was the most success
ful celebration ever held in those parts.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Mil Hals, Caps mil
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Special Attention to Mail Orders.
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R. C. OUTCALT, Cashier.
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W. W. HOLMES.
R. C. PHILLIPS.
D. E. THOMSPON. C. W. MOSHER.
E. P. HAMER. C. E. YATES.
A. P. S. STUART.
-. AND '-.
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Three blocks from Capitol building. Lincoln's newest, neatest and best up
town hotel. Eighty new rooms just completed, including large committee rooms,
making 125 rooms in all. . tf A. L. HOOVER & SON, Prop'rs.
Rudge & Morris Co.,
1118 AND 1122 N ST., LINCOLN, NEB.
SARB WIRE AND NAILS.
FARMERS TOOLS, ETC., ETC.
CHAMBER SUITS, SI4.to$2CO.
PARLOR SUITS, $20. to $20?.
DINING ROOM SUITS $10. to $50.
Couches and Lounges $5. to $50.
We will make a Special Deliverd Price on Furniture delivered out of City.
Rndge &d Morris Go-
BEST $1.50 AND $oo PER DAY
HOUSE IN THE CITY.
E. JENNINGS, Proprietor.
Cor. 9th & Harney, Omaha, Neb.
W. C.T. U.
138 S 12th St., Lincoln.
First class table and attendance.
Lunches at all hours, SOtf .
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