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TH E N EBRASKA i N D EPEN D ENT
FEBRUARY 12, 1903.
s.". Trusts The Cause and Cure g
RESTORE THE GOVERNMENT.
.Editor Independent: There can be
no question of doubt about trust rem
edies, no risk, no failure, but sure as
the immutable laws of Jehovah. Re
store the government to what it was,
to what It was intended to be by the
$fathere, government "of the people, by
the people, and for the people," and
the trust question -will be solved.
Trusts can no more exist under that
kind of government than crime can
flourish in heaven.
In a government like ours, trusts
are either the creatures of law or the
usurpation of governmental factions.
The old witch, mother of all other
trusts, flrst made her appearance as
a monarchical import from Great Brit
ain, under the fostering care of one
Alexander Hamilton at the very In-
dpiency of onr republic, and was then
driven to cover by Thomas Jefferson.
Taking advantage of the national
debt, consequent upon the war of 1812
it again showed its hydra head un
der the Nick Diddle gang. Then a?
now, it threatened the people with
dire calamity, if its imperious schemes
were interfered with, but the sturdy
honesty and patriotism of Andrew
Jackson knew no fear and again it was
throttled. When the nation was ic a
struggle between life and death in th-'
great civil war, its hideous form
again bobbed up. The great Lincoln
being assassinated at Its bidding, thus
placing the wooden nutmeg class of
politicians in control of the govern
ment, it had nothing to fear or make
afraid, until William Jennings Bryan
came upon the scene, but ran anu
was glorified under the magic hands
of such men as John Sherman, Grover
Cleveland and Marcus Hanna.
We should go back, and profit by
tbe history of the diabolical deeds and
schemes of this old monster; using
the debt of the war of 1812, it fastened
Its tentacles into the nation's vitals,
threatening dire disaster if pried
loose. But the iron will of Jackson
pried just the same, and it was
thought that its hideous old carcass
had gone to the bone yard to stay;
but" not so, it simply sought a new
covering and came forth again, this
time in state bank (better known as
wild-cat) clothes, demonetizing all
foreign coins, the principal metallic
coins In circulation, giving it control
of the business of the country; it flour
ished for a time like a green bay
tree, but its greediness to rake in all
in sight at' one fell swoop in 1857 was
its undoing. Again it had to cast off
its old garb, and seek a new covering.
This time going to England for its
design, warp and woop, as much Eng
lish as the crown of King Edward tin
7th, as much monarchical as the
ukase of any potentate in Christen
dom. -For nearly forty years, this trust,
the brooder of all other trusts, ha
reigned supreme in the White house
in its halls of congress, and in the
national courts. Has forced all busi
ness to worship at its shrine. Ha
driven nearly all classes to adopt its
subtle methods. Its venomous foster
ing microbes infect both business and
society. The mightiest nation of
earth is prostrate, is helplessly sub
jected to its ukase, by which ukase
the republic which Washington found
ed, Jackson and Lincoln saved, has
been driven into a combine with the
enemies of free institutions, enemies
of human liberty, for help and with
them, wolf-like going in packs mo--e
detestable than that of the old bri
gands and pirates in search of prey.
The idol of the fathers, the pride
and boast of the nations, the most
sublime and greatest document in his
tory, the Declaration of Independence
has been abrogated; and the nation,
rudderless, has been steered into the
maelstrom of monarchical break-waters
by this trust parent of all trusts,
the money trust.
Is there a remedy? Yes. Will it be
applied before the republic is de
stroyed? Not probable. Not while
prejudice fanatic partisan blindness
is the strongest incentive of the peo
ple. The old adage is, Where a thing
was lost, is the place to find it. Where
the trust foundations were laid is the
place to look for trust remedies. De
prive trusts of governmental powers,
and we will be on the home stretch to
trust emancipation. The constitution
declares that congress "shall have
power to coin money and regulate the
value thereof." It does not say that
congress shall have power to delegate
this prerogative to corporations, but it
even prohibits the states from exer
cising such dangerous power, and all
ordinary persons are sent to prison for
even coining money out of the identi
c cal material of which government
coins are composed.
The constitution provides for the
taking of private property for public
use. Stop the taking of private prop
erty by the private privileged few, for
private use, and the heir apparent of
the money trust, will be shorn of its
vital powers to own legislatures and
courts, and extort the people. Sto
the taxing of the people's money in
their pockets, to be given to the banks
to loan back to the people on usury.
to again and again be taxed out or
their pockets for this same imperious
purpose, and tbe mother of trusts wiil
very soon be a dead duck.
To discuss trust remedies, and ig
nore methods of applying remedies is
time wasted, so long as corporation
debauchery and bribery is permitted
to have full sway and their villainous
tools go unchallenged in plying their
damnable vocations. So long as the
pulpit upholds this protege of hade3,
so long as people worship at the cor
poration shrine, and the corporation
dollar is their god, all efforts to de
stroy trusts will be futile.
To my way of seeing the sensible
thing to do, will be to do as one of
old. "Stand still and see the salva
tion of the Lord" (the salvation of
the country). Stand by our guns.
Possess our souls in peace awaiting
the mighty upheaval of that forced
prosperity volcano upon which the
country is slumbering. If the molten
lava, and vivid glare of the eruption
of that infernal financial hell does not
awaken the people when it bursts
forth and scatters devastation, such as
this people never have seen before
1904 it will come later. If not before
Ij04, keep your hands off, boys; let
Marcus and his piratical gang go to
perdition in their own craft
Editor Independent: Abolish the
United States senate or house of lords
and submit every important question
to a direct vote of the people and
they will soon regulate the trusts. The
Independent is on the right track
Pull the throttle wide open and let
Here is one for Uncle Mark who
carries the republican party in his
I have a little hobby horse,
His name it is "Protection,"
He is an old campaigner
And has won at many an election;
But democrat and populist
Are up against the ring
And hobby must be fitted up
And jogged around next spring.
I hope to see this old hobby horse
distanced and hooted off the track in
1004 and if the imperial republican
monarchy is to be overthrown, demo
crats, populists, socialists, and a1!
who believe in a government of, by,
and for the people "must unite" and
nominate some patriot of the Will
iams or Bryan type no matter what
his name is; but his principles must be
as sound and firm as the rock of Ply
mouth or Gibraltar. I have voted the
straight democratic ticket for 19 years
but am ready to meet all honest pop
ulists half way in making a common
sense platform upon which the liberty-loving
people of all parties may
unite in order to preserve and sustain
the Declaration of Independence.
A. L. HEMENWAY.
De Kalk Junction, N. Y.
A Model Ranch
This is certainly one of the very
finest ranch properties ever offered
for sale. 640 acres, 320 deeded and
320 leased school lmd, the annual
rental being $14. (5 miles from Akron
Colo., and one mile from best school'
in Washington county. There goes
with this ranch 30 choice high grade
Poleangus and Galloway cows; 25
yearlings, steers and heifers; 25 last
spring's calves, 6 head of horres and
full equipment for handling the ranch.
Plenty of feed to carry stock through
Improved: Good house, cost ?500.
Good barn and cattle shed, cost $65o!
Splendid stone milk house with water
running through it. Three good ice
houses that cost $450. 4 water ponds
one 30x90 and others 30x60; three of
these stocked with thousands of Ger
man carp fish. Cost of each pond,
$150. Three good wells, windmills
toni c at n rnet 41 Kf i r - '
,0i fiuv, tn avirt) m nne
state of cultivation and 8 acres under
perfect irrigation. 200 bearing plum
trees, apple and cherry trees and an
abundance of small fruit. Tbp own
er cleared $1,500 on the irrigated
truck patch lat year. Price for ev
erything complete $8,500. Bert of rea
sons for selling. Excursion ra'fs from
I incoln to go and look at thi prop
erty; reduced rates every Tuesday.
First party who comes will get this
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mil', r ! 1 w
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Special For Mail
fj Post Paid
We will maii you this beautiful night
gown made of a splendid grade of cam
bric very full and long V shaped hem
stitched neck neatly tucked front
trimmed with embroidery insertion and
finishing braid. Sleeve finished with
hemstitched ruffle, fancy braid pearl
buttons. A great bargain and one that
must be quickly taken advantage of as
this offer cl6ses
Thursday, February 19th
Send your name in at once for our new 1903
Spring and Summer catalogue now being printed.
68 beautifully illustrated pages.
Store Dept R
And Opening of Spring Merchandis
Our Great Muslin Underwear Sole will begin Saturday, February 14th. We
can assuie the many people who always wait for our Muslin Underwear Sale, that
tbs sale will excel all previous ones that we have held, as to quality, variety and
qi antity. Our purchases were made early, and from the larpest and best manu
facturers, who confined their lines to us, which enables us to show many exclusive
styles and patterns.
Mpy Wicll C(ff CZ An elegnt line of Wash Goods in Printed
llCW VVdbll ViUUUb Lawn9f Batfst0 cheviots, and Piques.
Also Embroidered Swisses and Plain and Fancy White Goods.
Shoes for Damp and Wet Weather.
We have just received and will place on sale Mondav morninfr the hoct i
we ever offered in Ladies' Shoes. They are strictlv UD-todate. cut. fmm l-m
stock, paient tip, medium extension soles. This shoe has many strong points that
some shoes you are asked high prices for do not have. Here are are a few of the
strong points:-They are made with a genuine flexible cork cushion insole which
renders the ehoe more flexible and perfectly easy for tender feet. It is made with
a damp-proof cushion ins-ole and non conductor of cold and moisture, which makes
the shoe warm and dry a splendid feature for this season of the year. This sole
produces a genuine invisible cork cushion shoe from heel to toe and from edge to
edge. We recommend this shoe for an all round shoe for damp and cold weather
and general durability. Buy them Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at
the extremely low price of
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Ask to see our New Oxfords at $2.00 $1.75 and.
Order through our Mailing Department. Yon will find it rflinl-ila
most satisfactory. Send for samples. Mention this paper.
great bargain. If you are interested
better wire us before you start to
look over the ranch as it may be sold
any day. WEBER & FARRIS,
1328 O St., Lincoln, Neb.
. Irrigated Lands
We have irrigated lands in the
Grand Valley, Colorado, a fruit and
stock country; irrigated lands in
Idaho, Upper Snake River Valley.
These irrigated lands can be bought
for from $15 per acre up, including a
perpetual water right We have an
80 acre farm near St Anthony, Idaho,
improved, all cultivated, all under ir
rigation, with about 20 acres of al
falfa, this farm for rent. We can get
you cheap rates west Write us
CAREY, BLAND & CHASE.
1041 O st, Lincoln, Neb. . .
Senator Dietrich's famous campaign
speech "Come up, boys (hie) and
have something on me" has been
eclipsed by his latest bon mot that
in the senate everything has remained
"in statu Quay." Even The Outlook
considered it witty enough for repro
duction. Great is Nebraska and
Dietrich is her prophet!
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