Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, June 28, 1900, Image 2

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D. CANON. Editor.
U to have a Urge new building.
torm did 130,000 worth of
at Plattsrnouth.
A astl
Long of Pierre sustained a bro-
' by a falling tree.
Danish Lutheran church, 28x40
built near Ruskln.
Pilot, a newspaper of Doug-
la just made its debut
George Fitch of Herman baa a
chicken with four legs.
t of horsea belonging to a Hold.
termer died from lockjaw.
ill grain around Nebraska
ttty was badly damaged by hail.
( FMerson of Beatrice was struck
y UgBtaing and Instantly killed.
Modern Woodmen of Bralnard ob
their annual memorial day.
A rnral free delivery is to be es tab-
between Guernsey and Alliance.
Ksvy Center Odd Fellows observed
annual memorial services June 20.
A lively contest is on for the honor of
wsrlanental band of the First Nebraska.
Joseph Gibson a hotel man of Cedar
committed suicide by taking
The wheat was blown down badly in
the vicinity of Tecumseh by the recent
heavy storm.
alfalfa fields near Bennington are
visited by a near relative of tne
Saline county assessed valuation
baa been increased 47,307 over last
rami's returns.
. has returned to Lincoln, where
a will visit until after the Kansas
Ctty convention.
county farmers are expert
with all kinds of machines to
the festive grasshopper.
fast meat train ran Into a work
engine at Plattsmouth and was
No one was Injured.
deer wandered near Bloomlng-
i the other day, escaped the numer
i crack shots and disappeared.
Theodore Mengres, formerly land agent
at KttsbaU, died at Chicago from an op-
performed for appendicitis.
Q. Bruton. formerly of Schuyler, is
Us owner of a patent dehorning ma
i hi . which he is operating at Kansas
unknown parties broke into a
the Burlington yards at Platts
and stole a large box of cannon
body of Jack Wisdom, who lost
life in a Wyoming snow storm last
.April, baa been returned to his home
st Crawford.
A man by the name of Blake, a
Californian, became Insane on a pas
sncer train and jumped off just before
It reached Fremont.
Tfce Twislness men of Bralnard are
aM-TT extensive preparations for a
of July celebration. Plenty of
has been raised.
Dawson county farmers are expert
saesHiit wath a grasshopper catching
asaesJne, which is said to "catch 'em
. goto' and a comin'. "
village of Meadow Grove has been
It iMjiinsli 1 with these trustees: Will
iam McDonald, J. W. Warrick, J. C. Al-
, Gay Duel and J. W. Colegrove.
total valuation of Butler county.
SBcerdlng to the assessments, Includ-t-g
railroads, telegraph and telephone
llava, to $2.283,4MU0, a gain of (49,782
that of last year.
Nebraska Telephone company Is
: In attelephone system at Brain-
SB's. The line run from that place
to Garrison, where it will connect with
line to David City.
Lents, who mysteriously dis
from Ackley twenty years
returned Tuesday. He found his
sasnied to another man, and all
Is his 20-year-old son.
satin ard even vsjvet stocks are
with tht cotton shirtwaists, be-
more becoming than the stiff
dost coat a this season are
attractive of all. Borne of
in the Empire designs, are
' X"dst-ss of the most popular col
Oa, sf the season, and the varying tints
C Cm Cftnst materials are more
'T " soft than ever before
4watsvt alrdles art worn with
.4 fOsss and ssterty gswns as welL
; 4 raws a laee and ssiwiulssi.
CraNtasi rssalss sresad they are
.1r aretty far the lowered asus-
C 1 G aew modes of trimming
CWw issstsls of bands of
?4, tasctsfs stitched is straight
Ml sscters, wbtcfa makes
as a tats for the
-) O iisj la the skirt.
.r-,f mem afe stem
ittmt Cl'lMw sd
i:5t 'Crt- -rtss ot
Hon. W. H. (Coin) Harvey, in his wonderful book on "Money, TniBts
and Imerialism," conducts a school where politics, the science of govern
ment, is taught in the plainest and simplest language possible.
What is to be the outcome of this riotous trust age Is aptly stated
and plainly illustrated by the followin gextract from Ills book, taken
from pages 130. 131 and 132:
"The money trust began forming soon after the war to control the
volume and issue of money, the same as industrial trusts have since
sought to control the products in which they deal. The money trust may
be said to have succeeded and fastened itself upon the country in 18S.
With each year Bince then the bankers have strengthened their organ
ization. Of the 12,604 banks in the L'nited States, which means some
300,000 directors and stockholders, nine-tenths of them belong to an or
ganization that meets annually, that Is influencing and shaping financial
legislation. This organization is the principal ally of the political party
that champions the interests of the privileged classes. In each village
or town where there is a bank, except in the instance of a very few
bankers, who have unselfishly taken up our cause, the local bank or
banks are constantly bringing influence to bear on the business men,
who are borrowers of the banks, to have these business men support
the political party that the banks favor."
"What is the outcome If class legislation and trusts continue un
checked?" asked Mr. J. F. Glasgow of Indiana.
"The financial trust will own all the other trusts." replied Coin.
"After the present temporary cause for the increased money In circula
tion has passed, the consuming power of the people will diminish. When
war and famine money have all passed into the hands of the money
lenders In payment of interest, as it will, the situation will be Intensified.
Consumption of trust articles will decrease, and industrial trusts will
begin to compete with each other by going Into each other's business.
This will result In debts, and bonds and mortgages on industrial trusts,
till their property passes Into the hands of the money trust."
'I would like to know," said W. J. Corner of Davenport, la., "to what
extent the people are small stockholders in trusts?"
"In organizing trusts," was the reply, "the main promoters, fre
quently, seek to enlarge their capital by getting email sums of money
from numerous people. They do this by enticing them to buy the stock
as a speculation. The promoters then bear the stock on the stock mar
ket and wipe out the holdings of thjese numerous small stockholders,
which gives the few who are in charge the ownership of all. In this
way, at times," concluded the little teacher, "numerous people become
temporarily Interested in trusts."
We began war to secure the Independence of Cuba, and when we
shall have accomplished that end. and Spain has Indemnified u for this
enormous war expense, our mission will be done. We hold our position
among the powers of the world by reason of the fact that we respect
the rights of others, and when we forget that, through territorial greed,
we shail, and in justice, forfeit the respect of other nations.
One hundred years ago the government enunciated the principle that
rights of government rest upon the will of the governed, and that is
the policy I ever have and ever shall advocate. It Is wholly opposed to
all the established precedents and inbred policies of our government to
go. over the world and attach every Island or piece of real estate we can
get. The people everywhere should exercise the God-given right to
make their own laws and exercise their governmental functions.
There is no power Implied in our organ! law for us to take posses
sion of territory outside of the United States.
I would apply this to Porto Rico and ail other Islands as a genera!
principle. The ultra imperialists, had they been in power then, would
probably have insisted upon our taking possession of Mexico when we
captured their capital, and annexing Canada when we defeated British
troops on their soil. The complications that would arise from a gwJ
to possess everything we can lay our hands uiion would be boundless
and endless, and I do not believe the sober second thought of the masses
would tolerate It.
The Idea of imperialism in government is primarily founded uion
greed and avarice And cannot produce an ideal government, or even
that approaching an ideal. Now I believe that the greatest government
al crime of the age is British rule in India, and If we should follow the
policy of relieving the oppressed to lis logical end, we would give the Brit
ish lion's tail a twist over the Indian situation. This Is the reason I
believe the United States should not prostitute power to greed and
should make an effort to maintain the proud position we have ever held
of being self-respecting and respectful of the rights and prerogatives of
others. JAMES K. JONES.
Sepubllcan Managers Holding Up
Congressional Employes.
Washington. D. C (Special.) The
republican congressional campaign com
mlttee has been endeavoring to collect
as a campaign fund a part of the extra
month's salary voted to the employes
of congress just before adjournment
The employes were informed that any
con'ribution would be voluntary, and
many of them paid no heed to the
communication received, while others
made only a small contribution, so that
the amount collected will not exceed
11.200 or $1,500. instead of 110,000 or
more, as had been expected.
The extra month's salary voted to
employes of congress amounted in the
aggregate to about $0,OOO. The repub
lican employes were requested by note
to call on Mr. Schrader at the Raleigh
hotel. Mr. Schrader was assistant sec
retary of the congressional committee
to the last campaign.
The headquarters of the committee
are in the Normandle hotel. When the
employes called, they were asked for
campaign contributions, and any Inqui
ries as to the amounts, the Post nays,
were answered with the suggestion that
half their extra month's pay would be
teceptable, but that contributions would
be voluntary, and the giver could fix
any other amount- The amounts ran
all the way from $6 to $10 and up. In
one Instance, the Post says, to a whole
month's salary.
Many employes, learning from others
the purpose of the note sent them did,
sot call, so that the total contributed
was much smaller that expected.
Austin, Tea. peclal The Tessa
sntl-trsst law, which west Into effect
January 1, lt, makes It the duty of
the secretary of state to send to the
officials of wk incorporated company
doing business In Texas a letter of In
quiry as to whether the said corpora
tion has any part of its business with
aay trast, and to require an answer un.
der oath. Secretary of State Hardy
sill at ones tend oat to companies do-
lag b Imjst in Texas s blank form of
sOdsvK, which atstt be returned pro
party Mbacribed to, in order to es title
Ct ewrporsUon a legal rtctt to so
la tfc tuts.
The Truth About the Recent Elec
tions In Oregon.
Portland, Ore. (Special.) Oregon's
election reports well Illustrate the gar
bled Information of the G. O. P. and
so-called "independent" press. Demo
crats were "skinned" or the opposition
"staggered" according to each respect
ively, the "Independent" party "depend
ent, rathpr exceeding Its co-patriots In
zeal and such election "lesson."
Now the fact Is that neither class of
paper had such Information, by
"freight" or otherwise. It was only a
"guess" by the ass ociated press, based
on fragmentary returns "claiming"
S.0O0 to 7,000 republican majority, con
gressmen 2,000 to 3,000, and the legisla
ture "republican."
Now, Oregon has never been anything
but republican but once since 1872, and
that was In '82, when fusion carried
by til. The aveiage repub'lcan major
ity for the last five presidential elec
tions has been near 7,000, and was 15.000
in 184. In the election of 1KM, corre
sponding to this (for state officers and
congressmen) It was 10.774, and two
congressmen having above 2,000 and
,000 respectively, while the legislature
was 20 republican majority In the sen
ate and 24 In the house, 4 on joint bal
lot. Besides there was a full comple
ment of republican state officers.
The latest reports are that the state
has gone republican by about the us
ual figure .except that the legislature
is largely reduced. Considering the
sheen and gloss of "expansion" In this
coast state, and all that the national
and state machinery, with supposedly
copious showers of Hanna money, could
do, there Is certainly very little re
publican encouragement In Oregon.
St. Paul, Minn. SpeclaI.)-Twm City
old soldiers have received the call of
The Old Soldiers' Bryan Silver club of
Denver for a convention of old soldier
Bryan men, to meet during the J. A
It. encampment at Chicago, August M.
The call says:
"Bring your flags, transparencies.
banners, torches, mottoes, badges, fifes
arums, bugles and guidons, for use Ir
the hall and upon the streets. We art
going to whoop It up for Bryan, as wi
did for Lincoln in tbe day of good aU
Everybody who goes to Lincoln now
lrives over to see the Lincoln farm.
:t is a tract of thirty acres of fine
airie land, three and one-half miles
'rom town.
On Tuesday a press correspondent
ode over to the farm with Mr. Bryan.
"Before we start I must show you
:he Governor," said Mr. Bryan
one of the best saddle
horses I ever saw and,
more than that, he's a
gift from William J.
Stone of Missouri."
As the farm was ap
proached Mr. Bryan
said: "I want you to
pay particular attention
to the view which my
place commands." The
suggestion was timely.
The growing crops of
corn, wheat and oats In
every direction, as far
as the eye could reach,
with forests thick along
Antelope creek, which
runs within a few hun
dred yards of the farm
and neat country homes,
surrounded with shade
trees, formed an ideal
"I bought this farm
for the scenery," ex
plained the colonel with
a wave of his hand In
the direction or the wide
landscape. "One day
seven years ago Mrs.
Bryan and myself wjr
driving past here and
we stopped to admire
the view. We calcu
lated that the scenery
Is worth tluO an acre,
and the climate tlOOand
the ground .V. That
makes VIM. and that k
the price we paid for a
patch of five acres.
Since then I have ac
cumulated the remain
der of my farm by de
"I am not a farmer,
understand," laughed
Mr. Bryan, "I am merely
i man with a hoe. A trip out here Is a
rest." . ,
Mr. Bryan's hobby Is. chickens. He
has a lot of white Wyandottes, and Is
as enthusiastic on the subject of
chickens es the prize winner at a poul
try show.
"Now. here Is a coon I Invented," he
said with pride, as the visiting party
brought ud before the henhouse. The
henhouse is an ordinary affair, built by
a carpenter, but the chicken-coop it
Mr. Bryan's handiwork
Next to the chickens Mr. Bryan takes
an interest In the garden. He planted
It and has done most of the cultivating.
He gets out here about 9 o'clock In the
morning and works for an hour and a
half among the onion beds and bean
rows. It has supplied the Brysn house
hold with some of Its early vegetables.
Ten acres of Mr. Bryan's farm are tn
wheat, five In oats and rve In corn,
Part of each crop was sold lust year,
and the stables In town, as well as th
one tin the country place, ore supplied
from the crop raided on the farm. Tht
orchard consists of seventy apple trees,
twenty of peach, and a few cherry treet
none of which are yet large enough U
bear fruit.
Mr. Gladstone's statue Is to be set up
at Athens in the gardens of the Zap
peion. In recognition' of his services tc
Creek independence.
The most picturesque political cam
paigner that has appeared this year
s State Senator Charles H. Vandiver
ol Missouri.
Vandiver Is a one-armed old man,
who la singing his way Into office.
Senator Vandiver went Into the cam
paign for the office of railway and
warehouse commissioner on the demo
cratic ticket. When he heard candi
dates making so much better speeches
than he could make, he resolved that
the best plan would be to sing a song,
and that Is all the senator does when
his time arrives to speak. His verses
to some homely tune are sung with a
spirit that does not fail to catch a
At Elsberry, Mo., last week Senator
Vandiver was present at a big demo
:ratlc mass meeting. Governor Stone
ind others had made addresses. H
;ame Senator Vandlver's time.
"While I was silting on the platform
)ust now," began the senator, "a small
boy, In long trousers that bagged fear
fully at the knee, came up. Governor
Stone was In the midst of an eloquent
speech. He was warmed up to his sub
ject and the boy stood watching him
Intently. Finally, turning to me, he
ald: 1
" 'Fay, mister, when la that feller go
In' to get through hollerln'? I want to
hear some music pretty soon. Nof.' I
expect to satisfy that boy."
Senator Vandiver then began one of
his plantation melodies, and when the
crowd cheered him again and again, he
sang another, and then in a few short
words told them what he wss there
for. This is the Senator's idea of how
a canvass may be made. His tall figure
and his right sleeve hanging empty at
his side never fall to evoke enthusiasm.
He Is original In his manner, and bis
bright stories, told Is connection with
his songs, have proved entertaining, es
pecially at the close of a long meeting.
One of his songs deals with topics of
the time. It js sung to the tune oc tne j
"Happy Land o' Canaan," and la as fol
lows: !
I look to de south, and I look to de west
And see Bill Bryan a-comln',
Sixteen to one, de music begun.
As we start for de happy land o
then fsll in lis, and follow Mr. Brysn,
rob de bimetallic boss am a-galnln ,
And da democratic band is comln' thro'
se land,
risjria' "Is st Hspsy Und Cssaaa. j
A Wall street bos has a yellow boss,
And Mark Hanna has him In trainin'
But he can't hold a light in the bi
metallic fight,
Goln" to de happy land o' Canaan.'
There was a Mr. Teller, quite an honest
Who couldn't stand de gold bug do
minion, So he put on his coat and picked u(
hfs hat.
And left for de happy land o' Canaan
William J. Stone wants- a telephone
Connected wld de IJorto Kico station
But he wants Uncle Sam, wld de miil
lary band,
To kecpon de side o' limitation.
Now de Philippine wan is goln' too fab
From de Monroe line ob dis nation;
An' we don't want to fight In a cause
dat ain't right.
Or git Into foreign complications.
If ye want to be In line for to stand
wld Mr. Bryan,
Wear a button svid hU name In youi
Remember the text for is;t,
We are still for de old time dollar.
Den fall Into line, an' folow Mr. Bryan.
For the bimetallic hose am a-gainln',
And de democratic band Is In the grand
Playln" "In de Happy Land o' Canaan.".
Springfield Republican: The economic
of the late Methodist genetal confer
ence left out of work a good many vet
eran ministers, who had been corre
sponding secretaries and so on In mis
sionary bodies and publishing llr.es and
held editorships of Christian Advocates
(the sessile name of the church or
gans), for the present these doctors of
divinity have Joined the army of tht
unemployed. Thus we see the Inexor
able tendency toward consolidation It
church organisations as In other trusts.
Minneapolis Times: A Louisville pas
tor who thought Helen Oould was in
the congregation, Intimated In 'hit
prayer that s million dollars for a cer
tain collage would be highly acceptable
It happened that Miss Oould had
changed her mind st the last moment
snd st leaded other eburch, tc the
prayer was not answered.
Ths Thieves of City of Chicago Havs
Formed a Combine.
Chicago. 111.. June . The publio.
gave a r.ervou start and gasp of as
totilshrmnt a few days sgo when a
larfe blue Chicago policeman announc
d that in poking around among the?
3'ieer lares on the south side be ha
maoe the discovery that there was a
pickpockets' and burglars' trust oper
iting there. The fact that heavy opera
tions were taking place in both these?
(irofessl ns was well enough known, but
the alleged co-operative feature was
the thing which occasioned surprise ana
no little show of credulity. The officer
who.declared the existence of the novel
trust haa'yet a little work remaining
to be done before the skeptical are con
vinced that such a remarkable combi
nation actually exists in Chicago.
The officer who claims the credit for
the alleged discovery says that a con
siderable number of pickpockets and
other thieves are banded together for
the purpose of pooling all of their In
terests, even to the financial returns.
A general manager of tbe trust, as
sisted by a well qualified committee,
divides the city Into districts for day
and night work. The manager and the
lommlttee also assigns the various Must
members in details to these different
distritcs. Night assignments are saldl
to be the most popular and eagerly
sought for by ail members, both old
and young, for day work Is very fatigu
ing to the nervous system.
The managers and members of tha
steering committee are supposed to be
very familiar with all of the kinds ft
work that have been lone. They alsu
have a perfect knowledge of the pecu
liar aptitude and talent of each mem
ber of the trust. Fortified with the
know ledge of both the work to ; dona
and the men who are to accomplish
it, the manager and the committee are
enabled to devise plans of operation
w hich work as smoothly as a wcll-olle'l
piece of machinery. ,
The workers In each particular field)
of usefulness have a suborgatilzallon
and a committee which co-operates
with the committee and the offV-ers of
the general association. There Is a
Porch Climbers' society, the United Or
der of Touchers and Grafters, the Back
Door Boys, the Shoplifters' Mutuss
Benefit association, the Pocket Pickers-
guild, etc. All of these orders are In
tegral parts of the trust and foim il
pillars of support. The committee of
each of these subsocielies keeps close
watch on the work of each Individual
member. The member Is cosched by
the older and more experienced ban.l
and great efforts are made to develop.
any special talent which he may pos
sess. If the man shows that he has a
Igher order of talent for some other de
partment, as Is often the case with a.
new member, he Is at once transferee!!
to the section where he can do the
most good. The subcommittees report
to the general officers on the work of alt
the men employed.
All legitimate expenses aro paid out
nf th genernl treasury and Ini" It lire
turned all of the spoils and earnings of
the entire trust. Officers and commit
teemen receive small salaries Rnd ail
the earnings from shoplifting, pocket
picking, porch-climbing, etc., are divid
ed among the members according to
the order in which they belong, some-
orders receiving more profits than oth
ers on account of the superior expert
ncss required or on account of the dan
ger Involved. All of the members Irk
any one order receive the same amount,,
it Is supposed, favoritism being strict
ly prohibited.
"We' won't do a thing to this trust,""
said a policeman. ."Now that we have
cought on to the game we will come
pretty near bagging all the bird. When,
we once get 'em goln" we'll catch those
that are In the trust all the faster. It
has been wonderful how some parts ot"
thiH towns have been worked in everjr
nook and corner. Now that the discov
ery of the trust has been made all is;
clear. You see, these iwople selectee
certain sections of the clly and kept,
sending operators over there (ill they
worked It to death. But we'll g.-t '&.
now. See if we don't"
Sometimes a man with powerful mus
cles can't even raise a dollar.
After all, there Is no sleep quite so
oweet as that which follows honest la
no r.
Sometimes a girl admires a i fast"
,oung man, that is, when she has him.
so fast that he can't get away.
"An Incubator Is all light, maybe, ""
mused tbe I-eghorn, "but it can't dig"
for worms like mother used to do."
An engineer employed by an Ameri
can company, who recently visited the
Cerro del Mercado, in Durang.t, says,
that the iron In sight on this mountain'
is sufficient to furnish all the smelters,
of Kurope with ore for a period of 2S0
Livingstone enthusiasts are preparing;
to send Into the heart of Africa a Brit
ish monument to mark the spot w hers
the explorer died. It Is sn obelisk of
concrete blocks, twenty feet high, with,
metal panels on tbe four sides.
Baltimore la to be furnished elect rlo
power by a company which Is to erect,
a 7,fsM,ttt plant to utilise the power of
I he Susqsehsnna river In a manner slm.
liar to that employsd at Niagara Falls..
It Is expected that 80,000 electrical horse
power will be developed.
Frank Hlmes of Bodus, N. T., has
been adjudged Insane and committed)
to an asylum at his own request. Al
though he destroyed the barn In which,,
fifteen years ago, bis father committed
tuiclde, he still remembers It, and fesrti
the fascination of the Idea which st.
ttmet overcomes him will lead him
do likewise uslesa restrained.